CSX-Sucks!

Courtesy and Professional CSX Style

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: Mo money
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 25 February 2018

Who cares what your called to work for. One things for sure, you'll be
called for train service. I'm out here to support my family. Doesn't
matter to me as long as I'm paid. Too many whiny little bitches out
here.......SHO ME THE MONEY !

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

From my understanding, the carrier wants to have this in place by July! 
Us guys up north are opposed, but the General Chairmen of the south 
thinks this is a good deal?  Better wake up because we opposed the
single system agreement for a few years.  We kept our bumps and
agreements in place.  The only reason we ended up with it was because
the other 85% of the system agreed upon it.  Then it was shoved down
our throats.  How do you guys like it now with no time off?  The hourly
rate will be the same thing, full of surprises that only benefit the
carrier in the long run.

Name: Northerner/Conrail SAA
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 25 February 2018

OK Gents, Most of us guys up north are opposed to this hourly rate. Our
General Chairman is opposed to it. But we are being told that you
southern guys are all in favor of it because you guys have mostly low
mileage runs that don't pay that much, and you'll make out on the
hourly rate. Up north we have a lot of high mileage runs and will take
a bath on those runs. So where is the truth my Southern Brothers? Are
we being lied to by the company or union? Is it the old divide and
conquer? Speak up boys! We all want to hear from the south and the
middle!

Name: 
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Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 25 February 2018

Meal periods            Yard Only
claiming rest!          Can't change
Detours/out of route    already doing this
first in-first out      Won't change
pilots                  Can't change
lap back                They don't want hotels now
annulment of assignments  This one will disappear
travel allowance          can't change
filling temporary vacancies     already doing this
held away from home terminal    Won't change
no run around                   Won't change
not called and used       might disappear happens a few times a year
short turn around        already going on
work train rules         been on 5 work trains in 25 years
road service             road and yard will be combined yard work will 
                          be thing of the past contracted out or closed
yard service
switching limits        we been getting raped on this one for 3 years

Name: Theycandothat
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 25 February 2018

We already have one super pool. We get paid for no extras.  We're
called for whatever whenever and we do any bullshit they can come up
with.  Is this what I or anyone else wants?  Hell no it's not but this
is are reality.  Do I think the carrier wants hourly for our welfare? 
Hell no, they don't care about any of us. They break our contracts
everyday. They have ignored federal laws.  Screwed over those laid off
fmla. Laid off and fired thousands with more to come.  This place sucks
ass and we all know it.  What beats the shit out of me.  Is why some
young man would stick around.  Anyone with less than 10 years and under
30 you best find something else to do.

Hourly rate is coming.  You can take that to the bank.  Some will be
layed off.  Some RR's old ladies will get fatter.

Name: Loco
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 25 February 2018

Wake the hell up

Don't anyone of you see what will happen if we lose all our seniority
and they do away with keeping the road and yard jobs separate and they
can call you for anything they damn well please. Do you not see the big
picture. Seniority is everything on the railroad. Having separated job
assignment especially keeping yard a road separated is the only way
that people can have any quality of life as they get up in seniority in
this business. There are old heads out here now that have been beat down
and just cant stand on their feet 8-10 hours a day pounding the rocks.
they take road assignments to get a break from that. You have young
bucks who can and want to go home every night so they stay in the
yards. Being able to move around to different assignments has many
benefits. Some for the extra money and some for the working conditions.
There are people who just cant be on the road and away from their
families for personal reasons and need to stay in the yards. there are
people who want to get away from their situations and go on the road.
Seniority is everything!  If we give this up and go to one big whipping
pool that no one knows what the hell or where the hell they will go
every time the phone rings you will be sorry. I don't care what kind
of damn money they offer you per hour. Use your damn heads you morons.
All you can see is the $$$$$$$ amount they are flying in your faces.
What the hell is wrong with you. Most of you make at least 70 grand a
year out here. You cant learn to live on that. Get your heads out of
your asses. You want to learn to live like whipped slaves and not know
what the hell your going to be doing day by day for the rest of your
career??  I just don't believe that anyone is even considering this
shit.  Im out of here if this happens. No way in hell Im staying in
that kind of working environment.  People better start saving your
nickles and dimes because your going to find out real quick what kind
of hell hole life your going to be working if you allow this to happen
and your going to want to walk away!

Name: 
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 25 February 2018

People had better wake up!  Do you actually think the carrier is doing
this for your best interest?  From what I understand, this will also be
the start of the one big extra board and the end of seniority.  They
will be able to call you into work, and make you work any job or
position regardless of your seniority.  Its bad enough that we will
become slaves.  IS THIS WHAT YOU REALLY WANT?  If not, you had better
speak to that general chairman who might be selling you up the river.

Name: trying1
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 25 February 2018

Theycandothat


Meal periods
claiming rest!
Detours/out of route
first in-first out
pilots
lap back
annulment of assignments
travel allowance
filling temporary vacancies
held away from home terminal
no run around
not called and used
short turn around
work train rules
road service 
yard service
switching limits

I can think of a lot more but just dont have time to list them. And
yes, they violate the terms of everyone one of these signed sealed and
agreed upon article and the unions are letting them do it. But then no
one is putting in the claims and raising the hell they should be
either. I would rather have work rules in place then none at all!

The biggest trick they are playing right now and have been for some
time is extending their so called terminal limits farther and farther
out to make it look like we are working in so called yard limits that
do not exist. they say that yard limits and terminal limits are the
same thing.  BULLSHIT! I talked several times to the FRA about the
movement of hazmats  on the main line without ct168 paperwork.
According to them a loaded hazmat can not be moved on a main line under
the term yard switching limits without a ct168 and hazmat paperwork if
it is moved over more than 2 public road crossings. So there is a limit
to these so called limits.  I bet the damn unions dont even know that
this rule exist.  We have been getting our eyes screwed out with their
making tickets for recrew trains of road through freight on long pools
as kind of service 4 tickets(road switcher). Then when an engineer
demands his second ticket for dragging in another train after he has
gone over 35 miles one way or worked 8 hours they make it a road
switcher ticket kind of service 4 instead of a kind of service 2 with
the designated train symbol. They combine these tickets and say they
are allowed to because they are road switcher tickets and are allowed
to.  They have been raping the crews for over 2 years with this crap!
Ive got 14 claims in for this shit and Im just sitting back and waiting
to see how long it takes for the Union to do its damn job and put a stop
to the issue of illegal time tickets with falsified information. Maybe I
wont see a thing but at least I have them in. Something I can show later
to the public when I retire and they cant fire me.

Name: Theycandothat
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 25 February 2018

Work Rules?  What work Rules? Someone name a work rule they don't want
to give up.  Work hours, hours of rest and off days aren't going
anywhere.  Someone tell me a legitimate work rule the carrier honors
that we don't want to lose.  Anybody?
Work rules are gone. We don't get paid for any extras any more. Hello
we don't make over 40/hr.  Most of you losers don't know what you
make an hour.  Me take call Me go to work fatass wife get check. Me got
all kinds of money.  WRONG you don't have shit but a lazy deadbeat
fatass wife.

Name: Carman
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Employed as: Car repair, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 25 February 2018

At one time a superintendents territory,that ran smooth with no issues
or labour problems, is what upper brass wanted. Today it seems to be
the opposite,the more underhanded shit put on employees the better. Now
they try to control you threw stress and loss of income ,but want the
employee to be loyal.

Name: reality
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Employed as: Brakeman, for 20-30 years
Posted: 25 February 2018

RRJIM

Why in the hell do you think there was job insurance developed in the
first place?  Really? Why in the hell would anyone come up with out of
service insurance if they didn't feel there was a need for it. The
unions have always know exactly how the Nazi railroad management
mentality has been. They have always know that railroaders aren't
skirt makers or cake bakers. They are hard working and the back bone of
one of the biggest transportation Industries in the world. They work in
some of the worst conditions. They don't sit in a factory or behind a
cushy desk in a white shirt. They get sweaty , dirty, stinky, and
soaking wet. They freeze and have their bodies worked to the point of
exhaustion. they suffer mental and physical fatigue! They are not
pansies. The company officials new the only way they could hurt them
was through their pocket book! Firing them for bullshit. Pulling them
out of service for bull shit. Only way to control their "ANIMALS when
they stepped out of their nice little neat line.  So OOS was set in
place by unions because they knew what the industry mentality was.  Now
what we need is a way to pull the UNions out of service. Stop their dues
every time they roll over on claims. Every time they settle for .50 on
the dollar. Everytime a Local chairman says.. SORRY THEY CAN DO THAT
NOW! THEY HAVE A NEW SIDELETTER OUT KISSING THE CARRIERS ASS ON THAT
RULE AND WE JUST FORGOT TO TELL YOU THEY DID THAT. The members dont
know a thing about their federal rights and protection as a member in
the United States. They have a right by federal law to have a copy of
every one of these side letters and the information they are passing
back and forth between the carrier and the union.  So what does anyone
have to complain about?  A WHOLE HELL OF ALOT!  I say we petition the
feds to start a law to take 50%  of our union dues and put it in a
savings fund and they dont get it back until our claims are settled and
settled for 100% of the fair amount! If they kiss the carriers ass then
we get it back! Only way to get it right and fair is to hit the carrier
and the unions in the pocket book, Just like they do to us!

Name: 
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Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 25 February 2018

Best way to get rid of a bad manager, is put complaint after complaint
in,grievance after grievance.And upper management will transfer him or
hide him some where else. Been done many times. Bad apples have to go.

Name: fighting
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Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 25 February 2018

Corporate

Go back under your nasty mole rock with other bob. Jesus! Wondered how
long it would take the company paid moles to come back out after this
site has been blown up with topics that should be embarrassing as hell
for the public to read. Not to mention the FRA and the other investors.
 The CSX public safety director is probably freaking out and wondering
what the hell will be posted next. Maybe someone should start calling
the FCC and complain about the crappy radio's and the useless mobile
phone units. Not to mention that the FEDs should have their phones
blown up about the company allowing the PTC to be turned off anytime a
little glitch gets in the way and might delay a train departing!  OH
my, the PTC is going to be the best thing that ever happened to the
railroad...LOL!

If any union member is dumb enough to agree to go hourly and give up
our work rules, he should be drug down to the river and given a long
ass kick down stream!  NO WORK RULES??? The company rapes the hell out
of our union agreement now. Yeah, it has a lot to do with people not
standing up to the unions and flooding them with petitions to do their
damn job. Its our fault for not getting our opinions out to the press.
Its our fault for not finding a way to draw attention to the company
for constantly refusing to honor it. Its also our fault for not using
every tactic we have to draw attention to ANY ILLEGAL ACTION that the
company is involved in. Any state law they are breaking. Any
environmental law they are breaking. Not taking pictures of engines
with black smoke rolling out and sending it to the FRA or EPA agencies
in Washington DC!  There are a lot of ways to get our point across.
Sitting on our asses is not one of them. File the damn claims whether
or not you think they will get taken care of. There are support groups
for union members who feel they are being taken advantage of and not
represented as they should be by federal laws. JOIN ONE! Voice your
opinion. The media is their worst enemy! 
God, what ever you do, do not let the unions remove our work rules. I
cant even imagine working for CSX and not having some work rules in
place. The only thing that will save any of us from being run into the
ground and whipped and rushed like dogs to the point of near death will
be having off days and FRA rest. If they can do away with off day they
would do that too.  Everyone who works for CSX knows what Im saying is
100% true. 

Now company mole, come and get us!  Start your poser post! Come start
your bullcrap.  Bring it on losers!

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

Grey beard

Job insurance has been around for many decades. Most of us didn't feel
a need for it till the mid-late '80s when CSX became a reality. Only
had to use it one time but it was nice knowing it was there. Times have
changed. If things are so bad on CSX one would be foolish not to have
it. The railroads tried to put a hurting on it with increasing
investigations. They know it's hard to hurt a person if their income
is still intact. You want to complain about what?????

Name: Gray beard
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Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 25 February 2018

The union and company thinks we are stupid..... What kind of union
offers there members job insurance?????????????? Also they tell you
health insurance is not going up with the new agreement well news to
everyone look at your copays ...... These big money union reps need to
be held accountable for taking our hard earned dues money and not doing
nothing for the worker it's also a shame the unions stepped back when
they fired all these guys for FMLA ....... Hello union reps grow a set
and take this company on for once and make us guys proud to be union
members again...

Name: Rtw
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 24 February 2018

One Union would help.  But that will never happen.  
Things have changed for the worse and we haven't seen the end yet.  
We do as were told or we are insubordinate.   We speak of work rules be
trading for hourly wage .   What work rules?  We do all the horseshit
now and aren't compensated.  If we  can get over 40 an hour we better
jump on it.  We only make about 29 now.   None of this matters anyway
if the company wants it that's what it will be.   This regime does
whatever they want.   They prove this everyday.  They don't even 
follow federal law. Why would we begin tho think they give a damn about
our opinion. CSX sucks our union sucks.

Name: Thanks
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 24 February 2018

#######Rtw#####
Thanks spoken like a true union Brother noone cares about the bottom
half thats why the company gets away with what they do now.. keeping us
all at odds with one another. It's dumb fucks like you that agree to do
what ever the company wants them to do. If a company is offering you
something it isn't to benefit the employees, or that they feel as if
we are not making enough.  Utu Ble not sure which one is the best we
need to stand together and get rid of one and keep the other and see
how much the company gets away with that is what really needs to be
done. 1 union would make us a hell of alot stroger

Name: Rtw
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 24 February 2018

We're made to do whatever now.  We don't make no where near 50 an
hour. 
It may not be the nice thing to say but no one gives two shits about
the bottom half.  For a few bucks they can do away with the conductor
now.   The senior half can make a little more they don't care who gets
cut.

Name: 
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 24 February 2018

IT SEEMS THE COMPANY HAS APPROACHED THE BLET ONCE AGAIN WANTING THE
HOURLY RATE!

From my understanding, the General Chairman representing the south want
this?  ARE THEY NUTS
The word is that it will be under $50 per hour with no work rules, and
overtime after 10 hours.  For starters, you will become a slave to the
company, and they don't even have to work you past 10 hours.  This
will also eliminate thousands of jobs because the slaves will be in
place.    Why do you think the carrier wants this so bad?  It isn't
going to benefit the employees!  WAKE UP GENERAL CHAIRMAN, unless you
are just selling everyone up the river again?  Remember if this passes
through, there will no longer be the need for a union.

Name: ?
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 24 February 2018

DISPATCHERS!!!!!

OK its time for you to chime in on this problem. Everyone knows there
are a few of you who read this site everyday, Especially the foamers
and you know who you are..LOL!
 
I am guilty of being one of those people who have used my cell phone to
expedite getting my train out of the yard as quick as I can by calling
the TO desk and the PTC desk to get help. I have done this because I
know Im using my phone to handle an issue related to my job and trying
to just get the train rolling and on the move. After talking with
numerous other conductors and engineers and reading the electronic
device policy I have determined that they are 100% right on the way it
is written and we ARE NOT SUPPOSED TO use it to call for this
assistance. 
So, please tell all of us how you feel about us toning you up and
asking you to patch the PTC or TO desk through to us. No one is sure
how many calls we make across the system to these departments on our
own phones and how many of us violate the policy every day, but our
guess is there are tons of calls made on a daily basis. Just how
distracting and time consuming will this be to you if we all follow the
policy and contact you to have them contact us? I know sometimes it
takes me up to 10 minutes to get a dispatcher to answer and Im sure you
have your reasons but if we are holding a train from departing or have
problems trying to reengage the system after switching on line of road
and we have to call you to do our communication is this going to cause
you more undue stress? Will the TMs take the blame for us departing
late in their yards or will they blame you if you don't answer fast
enough for their liking?  How do you feel about being the sole
communicator between crews and the PTC and TO desk? Just asking for
your opinions on this matter.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 24 February 2018

SMH


Gonna get CSX in a lawsuit.  That's some funny shit right there.  CSX
doesn't give a damn if they get sued.  They're in the middle of all
kinds of suits and there is a lot more coming.   Google CSX news.   The
Fmla cases are coming.  46 former employees are suing them now.  They
continue to wrongfully terminate men and they know it's going to cost
them and their managers.  When you can pay a man on his deathbed 300
million what's the big deal with some ass hole TM causing suits.

Name: TECH
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Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years
Posted: 24 February 2018

LOCO

Loss of radio communication is not a failure of the mobile phone units
to connect properly. You are misinterpreting the rule. That rule was
meant to cover the loss of verbal communication between the crew
members. If the radio malfunctions or the distance becomes to great or
distorted for the engineer and the other crew members to communicate
and do their job safely then personal or company provided cell phones
may be use to continue the communication until the radio can be
replaced or the problem is solved. You can try to use the mobile phone
feature to make contact with the mechanical desk, PTC or the trip
optimizer help desks. There is obviously a problem with this system. It
has been mentioned on this site several times that it is not working
properly or the proper base stations are not up to date in the company
provided timetables. If they don't work then you need to notify the
proper dispatcher and explain the problem. Request that they contact
the proper department and have them contact you on the radio. You are
all correct in the not using your personal phones for making contact
with any of these departments. The
electronic/electrical device policy is very clear on the use of a
personal cell phone and when and WHERE you can use them.
For engineers this may cause a problem. The company has not been
issuing company cell phones to the crews for use. If there is a problem
with an engine that requires the engineer to have to access the rear
compartment of the engine and troubleshoot a problem, the handsets on
the engine radio's are not long enough to reach that distance.
Therefore an engineer may have to run back and forth from the cab to
the repair point. This most likely will be a problem if it is something
that must be handled from the ground. This will be very distracting as
well as inconvenient and time consuming. It would be much better for
everyone concerned if the electronic device policy would be revisited
and rewritten in a manner that would cover these circumstances. The
need for immediate and serious action because of past accidents where
proof that cell phones led to the break down of job duties and safety
and was a contributing factor is the reason the policy was so strict.
The rush to put a policy in place almost always leads to procedural
failures in the language. This apparently has happened. The job duties
of the engineer, the failures of radio/mobile telephone units and the
need to have strict control over the misuse of personal phones while on
duty has frankly created a serious conflict between the crew members
ability to do their jobs efficiently and with trust and still follow
the written policy. Until the policy can be reviewed again at the table
with the company and the FRA do not use your cell phones for
communication with the PTC or TO help desk. Speak with your dispatchers
and follow their instructions. Give it time. CSX and the FRA will see
the conflict and errors in the language of the system bulletin and will
correct it. You have all seen this happen numerous times. Have some
patience.

Name: SMH
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Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 24 February 2018

Trainmaster David Benson is one of the dumbest cocksuckers that I've
ever met. I can't believe that CSX still has him on the team. That fat
fuck is going to get CSX into a lawsuit.

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

Loco,


   What i'm saying is i'm not gonna use my phone for anything that
benefits CSX. I understand fully the conditions that I'm allowed to
use my Personal device.  If the radios are down, so be it, i'll wait
until they are repaired.  PTC problem, I don't care. No Manager on the
CSX property is gonna make me use my Personal phone to benefit them.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 24 February 2018

Those who use there own phones to help this company out are idiots screw
them they made this mess let them deal with it if they want you to use a
phone then they can provide it don't do them any favors this company
will screw you over when ever they get no notion, they created the man
power shortages the unmaintained power let them deal with it never use
your own phone for there benefit this company don't have your best
interest at heart so why help them.

Name: Loco
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 24 February 2018

Karma 

The rule says you can use your phone in cases of emergency and loss of
radio communication.I would think that the telephone communication on
the radio in the cab failing to work would be considered a failure in
proper communicstion and you would then be able to use your phone to
call the PTC help desk. That's exactly how it should be viewed since
the PTC is considered a serious safety device by the FEDS! I don't see
a gray area here.  That's the way the rule is written. Let them try and
write me up for using my personal phone when I've tried using the
radio's phone feature and it fails. They can view their tapes all they
want to see if I tried. Just another federal charge to bring against the
company for failure to keep safe and adequate radio /mobile phone
communication  up and running!

Name: Jason Cogdal/ UPRR Bakersfield
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 24 February 2018

I would like to say thank you too Mantle Ridge for firing Cindy Sanborn
who is a piece of crap Western Region Vice President Operations for
fucking it UP more here in California.

Csx sure has some POS management. The groper Roger Lambeth would have
been next in line but he likes groping trainmen and Engineers with
his Homo tendencies.  Califagnia sucks working for!
Where is my bitch Dave "cocksucker" Carson these days?
True SP faggot.

Name: Cond.
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Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 23 February 2018

Karma 

Your absolutely right. They wrote that policy without taking anything
we do in our job into consideration. Same stupid stuff they always do.
Don't see the big picture. So this will bite them in the arss in the
long run. I heard rumors some csx supervisors boarded a crew and
demanded they show them their phones and then demanded they show them
their text and calls for the day. I suggest that anytime a supervisor
demands they call them they should keep all those calls no matter how
old. Proof when they try to order you to show them your phone logs that
you were intimidated by a supervisor to use your personal phone on the
train. I know for a fact that several supervisors were and probably are
still sending text to crews on local jobs and requesting updates. This
two faced bull and turning their heads when it suits them is usual CSX
style. The policy needs to be rewritten to use common sense on the job
and employee protection against intimidation from agressive
supervisors.

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

Operating Rules for 20-30,

   I agree with everything you said except for (if a supervisor orders
you to use your personal device.....) The personal device is a phone
that I pay for not CSX, I have never used my personal phone to help CSX
for anything. If I can't use it for my business, I damned sure ain't
gonna use it to help them.  If they instruct you by CSX radio to use
your phone, merely notify the manager that your phone is dead or you
don't have a signal. CSX can't continue to treat it's employees like
shit and expect them to do favors when its' convenient for them.

Name: Hogger
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 22 February 2018

Corp.

Are you fricking kidding me. LOL! LOL! LOL! LOL!  I've tried I don't
know how many times to use the phone feature on the radios and only had
it actually work maybe 3 times.those instructions in the timetables are
fricking Greek and don't help explain crap.  As for getting off the
power to use my phone for the help desk..sure I can do that and after I
talk to them I got to turn it back off before I get back on the power
with the way the rule is written. Get back off the power call them back
the do the same crap again. Back and forth. The PTC and the TO people
are doing to freak the hell out we start doing that shit. Does the FRA
even know we aren't using the PTC because we can't call them on our
phone's and your not providing us with a company cell phone?  Millions
were spent on getting this PTC in place for safety and to prevent train
crashes and we're turning it off because we can't call for help with
our phone's while we're in the cab. I don't think THE feds know
what's going on our here! Time to let the car out of the bag!

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

Jacksonville. 


What ya gonna do about these bogus tickets their putting out to cover
up the recrews and backed up work of long pool freight trains????
Calling out crews on extra road switcher jobs. Using the symbol of
existing assigned road switchers. Makes it look like a regular assigned
road switching job is needing extra help when it's really the long pool
through freight jobs that aren't getting done.  Falsifying the info of
the job. Isn't that a damn ethics violation? Putting so much work on
the long pool jobs they can't get the damn jobs done. Your block
swapping idea out here is backing up the through freight road trains. 
Cover up!!!!

Name: Oper. Rules
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years
Posted: 22 February 2018

ALL LOCOMOTIVE OPERATORS 

READ THE USE OF ELECTRONIC AND ELECTRICAL DEVICE RULE 1000.1! 
There is absolutely no gray area in this rule in regards to the use of
a PERSONAL DEVICE. YOU MUST BE OFF THE LOCOMOTIVE AND AT LEAST 25 FEET
AWAY FROM THE NEAREST RAIL INCLUDING ADHERING TO THE OTHER STATED
CONDITIONS. 

THE EMPLOYEE AT THE CONTROLS OF A LOCOMOTIVE MAY USE A "RAILROAD
SUPPLIED ELECTRONIC DEVICE OR ELECTRICAL DEVICE" FOR BUSINESS PURPOSES
AFTER ALL STATES CONDITIONS ARE MET.
THIS DOES NOT INCLUDE YOUR PERSONAL DEVICE/CELL PHONE!!! IT MUST BE A
RAILROAD SUPPLIED DEVICE. YOU CAN NOT CALL THE PTC HELP DESK OR THE
TRIP OPTIMIZED DESK WITH YOUR CELL PHONE UNLESS YOU ARE OFF THE
EQUIPMENT. THEREFORE IN ORDER TO STAY IN THE CAB TO TROUBLESHOOT THE
ONLY OPTION YOU HAVE IS TO USE THE LOCOMOTIVE RADIO UNITS TELEPHONE
FEATURE. YOU CAN FIND THE INSTRUCTIONS FOR USE IN YOUR SUBDIVISION
TIMETABLES. IF YOU ARE UNSUCCESSFUL OR THE RADIO UNIT IS NOT EQUIPPED
YOU MUST REPORT THE INCIDENT TO THE APPROPRIATE DISPATCHER. 
AGAIN, YOU MUST NOT USE YOUR PERSONAL DEVICES IN THE CAB OF THE
LOCOMOTIVE UNLESS IT IS AN EMERGENCY SITUATION OR YOU HAVE LOST RADIO
COMMUNICATION. IF A SUPERVISOR ORDERS YOU TO USE YOUR PERSONAL DEVICE
TO CONTACT THEM OR CALL ANY HELP DESK YOU ARE TO BE OFF THE EQUIPMENT
AND ADHERE TO ALL RULES STATED IN THE RULES PUBLISHED UNDER 1000.1.

Name: Tired of wking 4 trash
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 22 February 2018

So baltory came from the ranks. Apparently, he forgot where he came
from.  With all the Jacksonville based carrier's  dangerous rule
changes the Fra troops charged employees when they hit property
en-mass. Thank for nothing. You'd think the being outside the cab
would be a target. Train masters adjusting pistons might be targeted. 
How about the no napping rule??? No. Baltory is just another clown.
Again.  Thx for nothing.

Name: BillyL
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 22 February 2018

but not limited to, damages for back pay and benefits, front pay,
compensatory damages, punitive damages, out of pocket expenses,
liquidated damages, contributions to fringe benefits including pension
and retirement,  and all other damages recoverable under the above laws
plus prejudgment and other interest. Court cost. Fees and attorney
fees.

This is what we're going after.

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

An employee is walking a fine line, falsifying anything. With this Foote
and gang they could use any excuse to fire an employee. I donít know why
you would do these TMísany favours and take the chance of losing your
job.And you canít use stupidity as a defence!!

Name: DSW
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 22 February 2018

It's good you girls got a big pay out.  Will be needing it to pay
lawyer fees,court cost and damages.  For your role in the Fmla wrongful
termination.   Most likely you girls will be let go too.  After carrier
turns its back on you ladies.


Management MICP bonus payout is 159% this year. Thank you for all your
hard work and dedication!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 21 February 2018

Management MICP bonus payout is 159% this year. Thank you for all your
hard work and dedication!

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

Basement life is nice and I love your Momma's tits and triangle.

Name: Karma
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 21 February 2018

Funny how CSX holds it's T&E employees accountable for everything but
yet the T.M. is instructing the Conductors on his locals to falsify
info on the OBWO's daily.  Work not getting done and customers not
getting serviced due to locals having to build their own train at home
terminal due to excessive yards job being cut.  Instead of showing
proper code on OBWO, T.M. is having conductors put it on the customers.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 21 February 2018

Conductor living without the rr. Life is pretty easy living in moms
basement and playing video games. And still surviving from the tit. Why
donít you be a real man get married have a couple of kids. So you end up
divorced paying child support and alimony. Then you would be trapped at
the railway. Go to you tube look up MGTOW. Trust me your better off in
moms basement. And if needs arise there are high end ladies for hire.I
was one of those lifers at the railway paying all the divorce taxes.

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

Well Genz,
A Conductor, for Less than 1 year - needs to be able to live without
the RR.

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

0311
HVAc man
BSN
 
Unlike you retards I can live without the RR.


Generation Z.

Name: Carman
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 21 February 2018

Hh was ceo at cp when I retired. I had it down to the hour when I could
walk off the property forever. Canít fire me now,I gave all my keys etc
to the newest hire and wished him luck. The new hires never new how good
it was before Hh and his ass kissers. The new hires found out fast how
shitty it was at the rr. A lot quit before they got there probation in.
The way it is now they have no problem hiring people. But now they just
up and quit the first time they get on them. Donít no how the rr is
going to turn that around now. The rr made there bed they can lay in it
now. Million dollars trains delayed because of staff shortages or not
trained yet people.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 21 February 2018

Young people donít give the railway the best prime years of your life.
In as short as two years you can get a trade. Work in any city you
want. And maybe get goverment grant to get education. You only pass
threw life once,donít waste it working for a company that will never
appreciate you for the job you are doing. At least you owe it to
yourself to check it out anyways you have nothing to lose!!

Name: Sickofwaiting
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 21 February 2018

bickering idiots 
Stop your damn immature fighting. What we all need is for this damn
horse and pony show to be over with. Get their damn changes done. UNION
isn't going to be able to a thing about structural changes. It's not
in their jurisdiction. Got no say. Just cut the jobs, the people  and
start the damn super pools. It's coming. Accept it.  I got 4 years
left and I want this crap over with so I can see what's left for us
after the devils right hand destroys everything. Decide if I want to
ride it out or get the hell out. Unions are behind anything that pads
their pockets. Just want this shit over with. Young bucks who just
hired in got plenty of time to adjust. I'm getting to old for this
shit. Got no time to deal with management and the union's using the
agreement as an IOU!  Their in the same bed.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 21 February 2018

They say the new millionaires are not the university grads. But people
that get a trade like plumbing etc. They are in high demand. Young
people if you keep getting laid off go to trade school. Days week ends
off make as much money as you want to work. Fuck the railway itís not a
job with a good future anymore, itís hard on your health realationships
etc. You make good money at the rr but no time off to enjoy life. If
your young check out a trade.

Name: Cool mo D
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 21 February 2018

Gen Z I bet you still live with your parents and when you go to the
Walmart you get really confused on which restroom to use. Here's a
clue if you got a set of nutz go in the men's fuck wad

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

I like puppies.  Coloring books are nice too.

Anyone who has a name like real men must be trying to compensate for
something.

Name: Real men
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 21 February 2018

New generation maybe we can put teddy bears and coloring books or maybe
a puppy on the locomotives for you crybaby mother fucks or how about a
Transgender bathroom give me a break asslick

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

I can't wait to read about the Fmla suits being filed.   Company and
supervisors being held accountable.  You men deserve every nickel you
get.

Name: Monty Burns
E-mail: 
Employed as: M of W, for 10-20 years
Posted: 21 February 2018

I'm seeing people quit left and right. This used to be a job no one
EVER quit. It's going to be just another revolving door shit show
McJob. Even looking for something for myself. F@&# Mantle Ridge, these
clowns don't even know the pointy end of a spike. Y'all can rot in
Hell with your boy HH.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 21 February 2018

For those that missed it.

https://www.ble-t.org/pr/news/headline.asp?id=48545


More lawsuits to come.  Let your manager know he could be next to be
sued.

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

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

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 20 February 2018

They can only work you so many hours by law,and according to your
collective agreement. There are lots of studies on shift work today and
what and how it affects humans. If your that wipe out and exhausted,
book not fit. Itís not worth your or others life. What is your health
and safety rep say about fatigue?k

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

I think what people are forgetting is the railroad cause people to work
every 10 hours for months at a time and when they fall asleep and kill
people look what they're doing about that

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

It was nice going to work getting away from the nagging bitch. Now I get
to tell her Iím not allowed to have my phone at work and even showed her
that on paper. Drives them crazy now. Ya ho

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 20 February 2018

Signed a waiver for Christmas and then charged for New Years.

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

Every time I read this part it puts a smile across my face.


CSX's chief medical officer, Dr. Craig S. Heligman, and several other
supervisors and managers are included in the suit, which seeks back pay
and multiple other damages to be determined in court. Attorneys for the
plaintiffs also demanded a trial by jury.

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

RRJIM


Are you kidding... Really comparing a train to a plain in the air.  Not
only have a seen someone on their phone every single trip I have flown
but I have seen many of many fly attendants look at them and just keep
walking.  I personally asked a pilot about this and he said it was a
chance in a million a cell phone would interfere with the planes
ability to function properly. The cell phone rule only became in effect
after someone was not paying attention to their job. The phone had
nothing to do with dropping signals, not paying attention and missing a
signal indication or another hazard because someone was on their phone
talking instead of paying attention. There is no reason in hell that
someone can not be sitting on a train stopped and waiting and not be
able to use their cell phone. If you can use a company cell phone then
why in the hell could you not use your own. what is the difference?
Different spy model they use?  Have their own Nasa towers?   This is
just bullshit and went to the extreme because they had a few dumb asses
who were on their phone instead of doing their job. Put cameras in all
the cabs and a cell phone detector. Real simple. If the train Is moving
it should be set up to go off if it picks up a signal in the cab. If
they got questions they can download and view the cameras. They are
here to stay. All those claims crew members put in for years for those
cameras being installed was a big waste of time and the Unions knew
they were never going to be able to put a stop to it.  Just blew smoke
up the members asses to keep them happy and  make them think they gave
a shit.
If I was a crew member and had a situation at home that needed
attention and I was stuck out on the road, I wouldn't hesitate one
minute to get off and walk 25 feet away. Find a nice place to sit and
if it was cold as hell and sleeting I would ask the dispatcher if he
had to stop me could it be somewhere that I could get in some shelter
cause you need to get ahold of your family and you have to get off the
train to do it.  Sure he'll laugh his head off but throw it out there.
You got nothing to lose! Oh, and I got a friend that works a local and
says the TM's blow his phone up all day wanting to know where he is
and what's he doing and wants an update constantly. Wouldn't turn it
on at first but then management teased him for being a chicken shit for
not checking his phone! Told him to tell the company to get him a
company phone and tell them he'll be answering on the job all day but
he wasn't using his own!  Bunch of losers!

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

Do you know why the RR is screwing your eyeballs out? Do you want to
know why the union doesn't care anymore? 

Answers.  Because you idiots will not stick together .!!!!  You people
are your worse enemy.  You just will not stick together. 


Signing a waivers are no good. Go to a board.!!!! Trust me..!!!! 
But, if you are guilty of doing something or feel that it was your
fault then sign a waiver... 
9 times out of 10 it's the companies fault.

Name: UP Hoyt Monroe
E-mail: employees@up.com
Employed as: Crew Dispatcher, for 20-30 years
Posted: 20 February 2018

We all thought that Roger Lambeth would be selected as Vice President
for the Western Region. And now this indicates that management is no
longer turning a blind eye to incompetence, especially with all the
groping claims in St. Charles, is surfacing...!

KARMA

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

I worked with Hh as ceo for four years at cp. He destroyed the whole rr
culture as we New it. Many careers destroyed etc. The best thing that
happen for employees at CSX is that sadistic fucker kicking off. Your
lives would of been real hell if he was still there, Foote is bad
enough, but Hh was the worst of the worst for employees.  Be thankful
that karma finally gave Hh what he deserved. Itís to bad CSX could not
get the millions back that he was paid out.

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

With mantle and itís puppits  expect more of the same. They are saying
CSX stock is bullish and predict  it will be for a while. It is all
about the share holders and top management. And once they have sold
everything they can and cut as many people as possible,which even makes
it a more attractive railroad to invest in. Because the more they cut
the better the operating ratio looks. Itís all about spread sheets and
profit. Greed has over taken common sense. Where now the lowest asset
is the employee,at one time where considered as there most valueable
asset. As an employee the only thing you can hope for is to have the
seniority to hold a job. I went threw this at cp. And donít think that
they donít have an agenda to try and get rid of as many long service
employees as they can. Because a long service employee gets more
benefits like vacation etc..

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

Massive layoffs
Property sale offs
Obscene CEO pay package
Competent managers pushed out
Hump shutdowns
Ignoring federal protected leaves
Ignoring hippa laws
Fraudulent accusations
STB involvement
Customers held hostage
Increased accidents
Low morale
1st to worse
Engines idled
Cars scraped
Slop freight on mail trains
Silly rule changes
Dangerous rule changes
No boot program
No naps
No cell phones can't use for personnel or buisness if you think you
can you're wrong
Super pools
No RFE
Lawsuits from within and from the public
Mangers and supervisors listed as defendants
Over 100 men wrongfully charged
Lost talent
No clerks
Yard masters are becoming like Unicorns
Trainmasters have as much experience as my boots
New bulletin today canceled tomorrow
Trains lengths doubled
Prohibited brake stick should have been changed to optional if
available but too simple
CAPS created by someone who is not available till 9 Monday out of
office between hours of 11and 12 and off property by 5
Increased injuries
14 hour recerts paid for 10hrs
Increased hotel stay
Longer shuttle waits to and from 
Feel free to add to the list

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

When I listened to the news video, it said that most people that where
fired for fmla where mostly mechanical staff!!!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 20 February 2018

Anyone got letters to return to work since fmla investigation or just
get termination letter.

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

Seeing all the law suits against CSX on google amazing.csx lawyers must
have a revolving door at the court house. I find it funny that they
pull a lot of stuff off and just invite the lawsuits?

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

In my years as a railroader, Iíve seen some snowflake manginas get
promoted to a manager. And does not take long for the power they think
they have go right to there head. And have deviated away from company
policy and harassment policy. And when they really crossed the line.
Have had rr police watch them empty there desk and get escort off the
property. So karma does come around every once in a while. Itís dog eat
dog in those management pools. They all try to out do each other to
catch attention of the top brass. Itís funny sometimes when you sit
back a watch this shit. Legends in there own minds.

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

They got the power hunter and Foote said,but if managers get fired they
cry like babies. And have to take company to court to try get there
pention money.  Seen it lots, when company rights them off they look
for an ear and shoulder to cry on.

Name: Wood
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 19 February 2018

The officer conducting my hearing was a prick.   He made me out to be a
criminal.  I want him and that person  on the phone listed on my
lawsuit.   I think Foote should be held liable too. 

This outrage is going to cost CSX and their henchman dearly.

Name: U2
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 19 February 2018

My favorite part is where the individual managers are being sued
alongside the company.  Let that be a warning to ALL supervisors and HR
personnel you will be held accountable for your actions.  You are not
above the laws of the land and you cannot hide behind your job.

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

Whatís the website Getsome?  Is it Getsome.com, Getsome.gov?  What is
it?





Name: U2
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 18 February 2018

Download the PDF and Read the complaint filed by former CSX employees
on
the site GetSome posted.    This shows what sort of madmen we are
dealing with.  

Also even the the officer holding the kangaroo court is being sued.   

Great po

Name: Carman
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 18 February 2018

From the charges I read against CSX,if it can be proved that they
released personal medical records etc without employee consent. They
will get there peepeeís slapped for that one. And if employees doctor
confirm leave was warranted,I donít see CSX having much of a case. I
guess after they do the discovery statements the employees lawyers will
know which way to defend employees. Iíve been involved in a lawsuit from
start to finish. I sued my rr company and won.  CSX might settle out of
court if there lawyers feel there case is weak,after discovery
statements are completed. And both parties have full disclosure of all
the evidence.

Name: Legal
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 18 February 2018

T&E
 
Rumors are circulating that a group of supervisors( hit squad) boarded
a train and demanded the crew members take out their cell phones and
turn them on so they could view the phone calls or text messages that
were sent or received during the crew members on duty time. If this
happens before you do anything you need to advice the supervisor that
per FRA and other laws, they must first have a filed and legit subpoena
to view your personal phone records. If they insist on viewing your
phone do not argue with them or you will risk insubordination charges.
If your engine has a newly installed cell phone detector on it, there
is a good chance you will receive a hit when you turn it on. 
Immediately contact your FRA inspector for  operating rules as well as
your mechanical. You will also need to let your Union Representatives
know.  File a charge with your ethics committee. Do it as soon as you
are able to do so without compromising your job. This is not a laughing
matter and should not be treated as such. This kind of blatant
disrespect for privacy as well as federal laws is not acceptable.

Name: U2
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 18 February 2018

Download the PDF and Read the complaint filed by former CSX employees on
the site GetSome posted.    This shows what sort of madmen we are
dealing with.  

Also even the the officer holding the kangaroo court is being sued.   

Great post GetSome I'd urge all to read.

Name: Carman
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 18 February 2018

When these managers got the behind closed doors Hh camp talk. It was put
in there heads it is for the greater good of company and share holders.
I witnessed in a short time how the personalities changed with these
managers. Started treating employees like garbage. I read the book the
third Reich and hitler brainwashed  his people. They where next to
godliness in there own minds. When the allies came and dismantled the
German nazi regime. They ran like cowards and when they where caught
they revealed all the war crimes. Hh claim to fame was using
intimidation and fear. He loved to fire people to send messages to all
employees. Even if the firing was not warranted,managers stepped up to
the plate to fire anyone, just to appease hhís ego. When these managers
take it upon themselves to have free reign to break laws to satisfy
the,the top brass and then realize then went to far. And complaints are
filed,and the top brass distance themselfs from managers harsh actions.
The lone manager ends up fighting for his own skin ,usally after being
fired. And again knocked off his high horse by the people he sacrificed
himself for. But it is neat  how these tough hard line managers,become
so humble in a court room when they are on the hot seat.

Name: getsome
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 18 February 2018

Carman

I agree 100%. Best news I've heard this year.  Excited to see The T&E
file suit next.   This new regime is blatantly breaking federal laws.

Name: Carman
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 18 February 2018

The beauty of having so many defendants for CSX,is you get many
different testimonies. And they contradict each other and lies are 
exposed. Finger pointing in short. My feeling now is that they will not
get CSX support. CSX will try and use them as sacrificial lambs. If CSX
does this then they will really spill the beans.

Name: GetSome
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 18 February 2018

CSX's chief medical officer, Dr. Craig S. Heligman, and several other
supervisors and managers are included in the suit, which seeks back pay
and multiple other damages to be determined in court. Attorneys for the
plaintiffs also demanded a trial by jury.

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

http://www.herald-dispatch.com/news/former-workers-file-lawsuit-against-csx/article_562d9397-6479-5bb7-ae39-9737521af490.html


Check out the part where supervisors and the medical officer is listed
as defendants in the lawsuit


I hope these union brothers get every penny they deserve.


You can't break federal law and get away with it.  I bet CSX will turn
their backs on these managers.

Name: Aaa
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 18 February 2018

http://www.herald-dispatch.com/news/former-workers-file-lawsuit-against-csx/article_562d9397-6479-5bb7-ae39-9737521af490.html

Looks like some are filing.

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

Thanks for the about out Top hat, holla back

Name: Mayihaveanother 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 18 February 2018

Mayihaveanother fight to get your job back. I was held out for 3.5 years
every one said I would not be successful. The union got me reinstated
back to work. The squeaky wheel get the grease. Really dry fuck CSX.

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

D Man

You a silly bitch

Name: Mayihaveanother
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 17 February 2018

be after reveiw that i be within my parameters.  I got the ptsd.  they
be knowen they cant be winning no trial.   they still be  getting that
ass sued believe that.

Name: Carman
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 17 February 2018

Mayihaveanother another,that has to be painfull to lose a good job like
that. Can the union do anything to help you getting reinstated? What
options do you have to get your job back?

Name: Mayihaveanother
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 17 February 2018

Got chopped now be going back.  Where be my lost monies mofos.  Gots to
feed Trex and I need new shoes.   Don't won't to be back.  Still be
getting that's ass sued  you can believe that.

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

Engineer less than1

Air brake and train handling rule 5655.1
Locomotive operators must have a blank copy of the train separation
report and the train stall report before beginning a trip or tour of
duty.

5655.2 When a train that you are operating has a separation or stalls,
complete and forward the appropriate report to the road foreman of
engines as soon as possible.


Now that CSX has done away with the Road foreman and have replaced them
with Trainmasters it is not possible to follow this rule as it is
written. Greatlakes division had a road foreman of engines who's
office was located in Indianapolis but that job was abolished. There is
supposed to be someone who has been appointed to over see the operations
of engines and engineers. I do not know who that is but now that you
have brought this question forward I will definitely start asking
questions.  In the meantime I would just give it to a TM and tell him
to forward it to the proper department.

You are correct about there only being one form available on the
gateway. The only one I could find was the stall. I haven't seen
anything in the rules about a low fuel report having to be carried.

If you cant find the reports it is up to a supervisor to supply them.

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

Engineers/hoggers.....

Can anyone tell me where it is in writing that we have to carry a
stall, separation and low fuel report on us or we are subject to
discipline.  I cant find it. Also I went to the employee gateway and
went to the engineer read file for the greatlakes division and the only
report they have on there that you can copy is the stall. Where else are
these reports supposed to be so we can copy them. This is getting to be
a real pain in the butt with this company. Cant find this rule or that
rule. Rules are missing and not republished since this new Harrison
crew took over and changed the format of everything.  Don't know about
you but this is just plain horse crap and an unprofessional way to run a
business.

Name: cindgoneloco
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 16 February 2018

RRJIM

 You got it right man and that TM poster can stick it up his uneducated
arss.  I just love it how a stupid TM doesn't pay attention to his YM
and builds a train with all the lightweight empties on the head end and
all the heavies on the rear. Then sticks heavy tankers in between auto
racks cars and empty long flats between heavy loads. Then you got
trains now that are 16000 tons and 14000 feet long and the tele's wont
communicate, the engines throw ground relays and the bastards stall and
they want to blow it up your arss for their stupidity.
Then you got the TM who lets his YM build a local with the blocks
sprayed all through it and you got to flat switch it out half the day
cherry picking your cars. Industry leaves cars in the wrong place or
move their cars and sets them off of spot. You get an extra board guy
who is called extra to do work because you cant get it done in a day
because your cherry picking cars and he sets off in the wrong tracks or
blocks your normal tracks you use or what ever he can think of to add
and extra 2 hours to your switch. 
Railroading is not rocket science but neither is being a TM who does
the same repetitive crap. Job is to get trains built and out of his
yard. Same crap everyday. Over see the same damn trains on line of road
doing the same damn thing. Just as repetitive. Only difference is we are
the backbone, we move it and we make the company the money. We fix the
workorders, trouble shoot our power. We come up with plans of actions
when our trains are sprayed or not blocked properly. When picking up
and setting off on line of road we make sure we have a good head end or
don't pair up bad hazmats. We adjust and adapt to all situations. We
cram a square peg in a round hole if we have to make it fit. Repair air
hoses and lines. Change out knuckles. Rig up hoses and do what is
necessary to keep the freight moving. Snow, sleet, rain, 110 heat
index. We endure. We're in the trench blue collar railroaders and god
damn proud of it!

Name: D
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 16 February 2018

Trainmaster/sup. Is a fucking moron u dip shits run around chasing ur
tails and trying to put out fires u all started, if it wasn't for us
t&e guys and gals, u wouldn't even know what to tell us to do, get ur
overblown head outta ur ass

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

I hope you guys and gals don't forget how Joe B. treated the Avon
employees with all the Chickenshit failures over the years. Hope Karma
bites him in his fat deflated ass and he gets fired for something
Chickenshit.

Name: Carman
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 16 February 2018

My advice while under mantle and Foote. Work as much as you can,save as
much money as possible. Donít go into new ďDETĒ have dismissal
insurance etc. And ride it out. This management team will move on once
mantle sell off stock. Support your union they need your help in
sticking together. I survived working with ceo Hh. I was pulled out of
service twice. Union got me back both times. It is high stress working
under these self serving people. But you can get threw it.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 16 February 2018

At cp they had long term knowledgeable tmís.then along came  Hh and gang
and shook things up by demoting or firing them. Then they promoted young
yes men to the tm jobs within months they quit or got fired. Most where
promoted conductors or engineers. While they where in these tm jobs.
They threw there weight around and made enemies. But when they where
demoted and had to come back to the road or yard. The people never
forgot how they where treated. And always said why are you not working
like the way  you demanded,the way you wanted us to work when you where
tm. It was not pretty for the the guys that got knocked off there high
horse. The higher you are up the ladder the further the fall.

Name: Understand 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years
Posted: 15 February 2018

Make No mistake. Our Trainmasters are low level management with big
egos
that are wanting to be the next CEO. Understand you are a piss ant
that
NEVER will be anything but a escape goat for the company. You are a
puppet that makes horrible decisions when left alone. You and only you
create bad attuides among the men and women that you try to supervise.
You are a boy in a mans world, you are a baby holding a gun, think
twice before you try to take a employees job. Learn your place.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 15 February 2018

Two articles...

As CSX workforce shrinks, accidents pile up and morale plummets

https://www.bizjournals.com/jacksonville/news/2018/02/14/as-csx-workforce-shrinks-accidents-pile-up-and.html


CSX: From first to worst

https://www.railwayage.com/news/csxfrom-first-worst/

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

educated,

   To be honest man, a monkey could be trained to do this job.  Yes, we
do have a lot of responsibility, management is horrible, we work bad
hours and the job is dangerous. But, what would we be doing outside of
railroading to make this much money without a college degree?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 15 February 2018

The railway lifestyle is not for everyone,it is a very dangerous job
that can kill you fast. Your head has to bee on the job at all times.
If you are in a relationship you have to have a good understanding
partner for the crazy hours an employee works. People that are not fit
for the job are weeded out pretty fast and usually quits or gets fired.
A railway employee has the responsibility of his safety,other employees
safety and public safety. And you are responsible and could be liable
if there is a mishap.  Itís a tough life but gets in your blood,second
nature for lots. They have to pay a decent wage for a person to be
subjected to this industry. And you are a front row witness to crossing
fatalities and terrible accidents. And you have to live that scene in
your head for the rest of time.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 15 February 2018

Yes the education you get on the railway is unique to the operations for
the transportation industry. I agree,but what I meant it is not worth
much outside the railway industry. On the railway you get paid good
money for what you have to know and do. In my craft as carman my
training was 1044 days on the job and tests all the way threw. And I
had to write a test every three years to be certified for the
goverment. I know people with university education that do not make the
kind of money we get paid. We work in all kinds of weather and 24 hours
a day. Most people could not live the life like we do.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 15 February 2018

I just retired as carman.,I have grade twelve my journmans welding 
certificates crane operator. 1a drivers licence etc. I was put in a
class room also and fast tracked threw training on all kinds of railway
operations. The reality of it is if you absorbed the training or not.
The railway wants  your signature that you took the course and
understood the course. The reason for this is when there is a mishap
injury etc. It all on you and letís the company off the hook for
liabilityís. And with all my training and certificates I still would
not make the same money outside the railway. I know lots of people
sleep threw these courses and still get a certificate,some are not
worth the paper they are written on.

Name: Educated
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 15 February 2018

Ape.... 
I hope that comment of "no education" meant a college degree because
if it didn't then I'm thouroughly offended by it. Even though I only
did a few years in college which served me no use I like to think I was
just as educated before I went. Do not mislead the public. Until this
years changes we were all required to do continuous education on the
job.  Pod testing, face to face testing, simulator testing,and constant
changes in rules and updating our railroad "school books". No
different than a teacher's continuous education. Let's not forget our
constantly fixing the problems created by management and the numerous
phone calls we make to fix paperwork problems. We are all skilled in
math as we deal with numbers all day every day. We are clerks when we
have to call Jacksonville to correct workorders or payroll to explain
the errors they have made. some may look like they have no grammar
skills when posting on this site but we read our bulletins,workorders
and scour our paperwork for potential errors. We know our hazmat rules
and we are just plain DAMN SMART PEOPLE. Did you know many colleges
offer a degree in transportation?  I got mine out here!

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

Hey RL Con. 

Made a trip to roselake. Asked around about your comment on csx crews
taking trains into Missouri like conrail did. No one knows what you
were talking about. Who was the TM who told you this? Been waiting for
weeks now for you to tell us!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 15 February 2018

Foote is getting a complex and is going to rebel against CSX. Because
the board is paying him peanuts compared to what Hh got as pay package.
Word is he is out of there soon!

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

https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2017/4/17/15290674/union-labor-movement-europe-bargaining-fight-15-ghent

Name: lville cutback eng forced rco
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 14 February 2018

gee, ur such a crybaby, stop lookin at the boards so much and go do some
work. like ive said before, not stepping up or taking calls isnt going
to get anyone back or anyone marked up any faster. so quit your
whining.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 14 February 2018

The tm get fired or quit. Then he is replace with some young guy that
gets sunshine blown up his ass ,and thinks he is going to change the
world. Two months later he is fired or quits out of frustration and the
cycle goes on and on. Itís the gong show.

Name: Understand
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years
Posted: 14 February 2018

Make No mistake. Our Trainmasters are low level management with big egos
that are wanting to be the next CEO. Understand you are a piss ant that
NEVER will be anything but a escape goat for the company. You are a
puppet that makes horrible decisions when left alone. You and only you
create bad attuides among the men and women that you try to supervise.
You are a boy in a mans world, you are a baby holding a gun, think
twice before you try to take a employees job. Learn your place.

Name: 
E-mail: Maikal322@yahoo.com 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 14 February 2018

I like to address the new CEO trying to run trains like his long lost
dearly departed right hand man..these ppl that elected a deathly sick
man to run this company shpuld all be removed & furthermore the new guy
doesnt have a clue..they keep you up all day long waiting on rhe phone
to ring and then when you're good and tired and your family comes home
from work they call you out to run trains at midnight you have no
quality of life it's CSX and that's why people with 10 to 20 years of
seniority are finding  new jobs.. I am one of those guys.This is the
worst place i have ever seen to work at.. Miss managed from the top
down all to satisfy a bunch of money hungry stockholders

Name: Hourly rate
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 14 February 2018

When we getting the hourly rate? I'm tired of doing it all for chicken
feed..they be working me like I'm on a plantation..I gotta get me some
FMLA..sleep deprivation syndrome ..I think everyone qualifies ....yard
..road..local service I be doing it all ..I even clean the sh#t houses 
.this be crazy ..can't wait til I get my 240..I'll send all you fools
a post card from the camen islands

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

Barlow

How do you know he was taken off more than his approval?


So what if he did.  It's an estimate.

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

The USA has more people on anti-depressants than any country in the
world. Side effects are suicidal, homicidal,and anxyity.And anyone can
go buy a fire arm. Priceless!

Name: Monitor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 13 February 2018

Disgusted

Your wish is our command. As you can see the filth has been removed

Ape, I do work for the railroad and you may think that its okay to have
a filthy vile mouth but not all of us on the rails agree. It is bad
enough that the nasty reputation of past railroaders follows us
everywhere when if fact it is not all true. Yes, we do work with some
who have no regard for cleanliness and tact but not all of us are that
way and hate that we are stereotyped because of them. This site was
meant to be a place that we could all come and vent about the treatment
we receive and problems we face on a daily basis. A place to brainstorm
and report and to help others with obstacles they are facing. It was
never meant to be a place for wack jobs to post irrelevant filth.
Thumbs up to Atom Smasher!

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

Go to work get your pay enjoy your family. Rome was not built in a day
and no one is going to solve the problems over night. I went threw all
this shit at cp. Do your job watch your back. This management team has
one agenda,to make as much money in a short time. They will walk on
anyone that gets in the way.

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

Retired.


I try to help and i try to keep a level head, im a member ofb the utu
the other union is just fine, but i was told a while back by an old
head that is now gone to stick with my craft, so thats my solitary and
i try to be as helpful as i can, but i also am pissed about a lot of
things and think tje GC could do more, we r just trying to take baby
steps and organize our local before we can accomplish anything greater.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 12 February 2018

You are better off when someone answers the phone to work the yard.
Because if they donít they will just use incoming road crews that still
have time on the clock.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 12 February 2018

When the phone rings the company,does not care who takes the call. They
need a body to do that work. Your not hurting the company by not going
in. They will find someone,and always will. You will get use to the 
changes or it will just be mental torture to work at the railway.
Change is hard ,you either play ball or go to work every day hating
your job. Livin it myself.

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

Guys i know everyone has reasons for taking calls and doin what they
need to do weather it be to say out of a yard u dont know well, or just
work somthing ur more comfortable with. But this is dividing and
conquering at its finest, i am a conductor and will stand with any
engineer when it comes to standing up for and fighting for better
conditions and rules, and i cant say i dont know of any engineers that
wouldnt do the same. Stay focused, Stand together on our one uniting
issue, being uprooted over worked and misused, never forget we are
trained professionals, that do what most normal people can not, it
takes a railroader to understand that, to any non railroader no offense
to ur profession u just cant understand. We stand side by side wacth
each others backs we see each other more than our familys most of the
time, we fight and get pissed but still get the work done together. Mis
placed energy will be waisted vent bicth and yell get it out and then
step back and lets roll on together.

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

How's all of that going to work?  National Agreement - no work rule
changes - only 10 or so weeks old.

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

Ape 

Not going to matter. The super pools are coming. Exb will be a thing of
the past. Be no distinction between yard and road jobs. Only problem
will be getting everyone remote qualified unless Foote does away with
them. It's coming. With hourly rate there will be no trip rates or job
limits. You will go anywhere and everywhere for 12 hours. Use you like a
step and fetch dog. Might handle a road train, jump on a local then
finish up in the yard. It's coming. Watch. Union's will be right on
board with it. If your a train rider you better get in shape. Your days
of riding the rails are coming to an end.

Name: RRJim
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 12 February 2018

If anyone can find a lawyer that is willing to work on a contingency
with a FMLA case then there's nothing to lose. Someone posted Moody
Law Firm out of Virginia Beach. I'm familiar with them never used them
I met the founder Willard Moody several times. I know the firm does FELA
cases which is a far cry from employment law which these FMLA cases
would fall under. Moody was a big law firm handling both work related &
automobile accidents maybe they've expanded. I think when it was posted
on here someone got if off the SMART/UTU website.

Name: Rick Lee
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 12 February 2018

Please send your complaints to the UTU GENERAL COMMITTEE.  We are
committed to serving our members to the fullest.  We are working very
hard in Jacksonville!

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

Train the office guys to operate the trains.   What office guys?  There
is no one left.     Are trainmasters are here one day and gone the
next.   I don't know who my current manager is.

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

Has anyone on here been put back too work since investigation for fmla
misuse.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 11 February 2018

When everyone is working and there are train sitting idle,because of no
crews. Foote will train office staff to run the trains. Just like Foote
and Hh did up in Canada. And that is how Foote will keep all the trains
running. I said he will try it,the union said it would never happen in
the USA like it happened in Canada. Time will tell when Foote gets
desperate.

Name: lville cutback eng forced rco
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 11 February 2018

I still dont know why all these crybabies keep crying ab cutback eng
taking calls in lville, listen, nothing is going to make them add more
turns back for engineers, just because people refuse to step up doesnt
mean the company is going to all of a sudden freak and decide to add
turns. If anything we need to take the eng calls, step up and protect
the work that we do have. if we dont, then they will just run the
trains elsewhere. I for one am forced on the yard xb, and i refuse to
work in that yard. I was one of the main ones that refused to take
engineer calls when cut back. But now that im forced in the yard, on a
yard xb that doesnt pay shit, I dont have much of a choice but to take
the calls, i cant afford that garbage guarantee pay that the yard pays.
to hell with that. so you best bet any chance i get to get out of that
yard im gonna take it. i understand how you all feel, i felt the same
way. but when it comes to finances, shit goes out the window.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 11 February 2018

I sued my railroad employer. I won my case,and it cost me a total of
$35000.00 And after everything was settled up the railway ended up
paying $25000.00. Of my legal fees. Now if I would of lost my case, I
would of ended up paying railway legal fees and expenses and my legal
fees. You people in USA have a sweet system!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 11 February 2018

legal fees

Attorneys work on contingency.  They cover all cost up front. This is 
how the little man can take on a large corporation.  If defendant is
found guilty. Your attorney fees and court cost will be paid by
defendant.  If you lose your case attorney eats all losses.  


If settled prior to..   Settlement minus attorney fees minus court cost
and fees equals your money free and clear.

Your attorney will have you agree to an engagement letter.  This is an
agreement to protect you and your attorney.  On whats expected from you
and the law firm.  Your attorney will draw it up but it will be written
so he has more protections than you do.  You do not have to agree to
this.  You can inform him that there are changes that will have to be
made.  He will change it. If he says no then he doesn't believe your
case will prevail.  If you are still unsure about the engagement
letter.  Pay a second attorney to go over it.  Once you agree to the
engagement letter you will be strictly bound to it.  You don't have to
sign an engagement letter for it to be binding.  A verbal agreement is
the same.   Most can't afford to fight an attorney.  So go over
everything he's there for himself then he's there for you.

Name: Carman
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 11 February 2018

I see a statement that the union is corrupt.That is a pretty strong
charge to throw out there. My own experience is myself I was fired ,and
the union worked hard on my case and where successful in getting me back
to work. I paid union dues for many years and it was worth every penny.
You could find yourself on the unemployment line from being fired. And
your union is your only hope in most cases.

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

Sure sounds like a bunch of cry baby cut back engineers in Louisville
mad cause guys getting called and holding them back for a bid. If I was
one I'd say FU mofo....I got bills to pay . Maybe they don't want to
be in the yard so they take road calls...

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 11 February 2018

How much are legal fees to take company to court over federal leave?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 11 February 2018

thats cool this isnt Canada  the union has nothing to do with Federal
protect leave

Name: Esq
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 11 February 2018

This is unlike running a red signal.   The court system can get involved
immediately. CSX and their managers have broken federal law.   You may
have to go through the process to get your job back quicker per
arbitrator.   But you absolutely don't have to wait to file a demand
letter with CSX.  Then a complaint with the court system. Finally file
suit against CSX and their blind managers. 

This may take a few years but it will never see a court room.  CSX will
be writing all who suffered a check to settle. They will also offer the
men their job back or will be forced to pay future lost wages too.

To all the penis envy men.  Those men you despise.   When it's all
said and done.   Will have their job,seniority and more than they could
have saved in 20 years. Meanwhile you will continue to work and bad
mouth those wrongfully terminated.  ONly to watch those men be better
off financially  than they have ever or could have been.

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

Nothing works fast for the unions or a lawyer. It's the way the system
works. CSX or any corporation can delay things for years. You can opt
to hire a lawyer it could take up to 2+ years to get it to court. Quite
a few on here have stated they had hearings scheduled then CSX cancelled
them. From what I'm gathering some have been terminated. The unions
have to set up an appeal then get it to a National Mediation Board
hearing which can take up to a year. That's the way the government
works with scheduling. I've seen people with lousy work records get
reinstated by the NMB. Personally I don't understand this FMLA. It was
out there when I was working for use with an immediate family member who
was ill not the employee. Apparently someone found a loophole. Good
going. Problem is multiple people using it for a holiday definitely set
off red flags. That's the problem.

Name: CorrUPt Unions
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 11 February 2018

Rocket Scientist Is Not Needed:
 
Everyone seems to understand the obvious; your unions, and a majority
of your union officers are corrupt! So stop spinning yourselves--when
reality is staring you in the face!

Drain The Swamp!

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

Bird Trex him be doing fine.   Steal be trying learn him too say sue
those mofos.    right after I got out I hired on in96 Can't  believe I
made it that many years.   I don't go out on medical after lawsuit. 
I'm gonna go out for management  or be a fry cook.  My days riding the
iron be done.    Thinks for asking bout Bird Trex Easy M.

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

Wonder why the sorry unions haven't done more on behalf of the people
for being wrongfully pulled oos for fmla misuse sorry unions don't
mind taking union does an not helping the men they should be included
in lawsuits too for mis reputation.

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

For the short time Hh was ceo he sure got an awesome pay package. Foote
must feel the pain of getting just crumbs. As his pay package!!!

Name: 6moremonths
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 10 February 2018

ape

I don't have fmla and hope I'll never will need it. 

Your statement is partially correct but how is someone who has a
certification by a health care provider.  That lays off on federally
protected UNPAID leave living off someone else.  Fmla is far from
welfare these men and women are not getting paid.  I seriously doubt a
licensed health care provider is going to falsify a certification and
place their license in jeopardy. 

I for one don't care If  one works or doesn't work.  I've always
made  about the same and have worked about the same.   I also believe
that those on fmla, displaced,union, sick, or whatever keep the junior
man working.  If or when csx finds X amount of people to marry the
railroad there will be massive layoffs.

Do you know what 2 men working 60hrs a week equals?
1 U.S Job loss.

Sue the hell out of them boys.  Include all supervisors has
defendants.

also for those that don't know this site is CSX SUCKS not CSX
SUCKASSES

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

EAsy M
 
been doin good.  I seen my bonus is a shade over 11grand.all is good.
Got chopped Thursday.  been in talks to my lawyer.  be kicken back
drawing unemployment.  thanking after my settlement i be going out on 
disabilty   I dont thank i be ever wanting to go back.  hadnt had this
much fun since i was a kid

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

Programs like fmla where fought for by many. Like anything there will
always be people who will figure out how to abuse it. Like welfare it
was set up to help people threw a bad time. But people now make a
career out of welfare,and if they need more money they have more kids.
And this way of life has been come acceptable in our society. There
will always be those people that live off the labour of others. They
have no pride or self respect.

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

EAsy M
 
been doin good.  I seen my bonus is a shade over 11grand.all is good.
Got chopped Thursday.  been in talks to my lawyer.  be kicken back
drawing unemployment.  thanking after my settlement i be going out on 
disabilty   I dont thank i be ever wanting to go back.  hadnt had this
much fun since i was a kid

Name: Apetoo
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 10 February 2018

Ape lessthanayear 

What got the burr up your saddle. Con 1-10 didn't say anything that
wasn't true. Maybe he has done one of those things you stated but that
wasnt the topic. It was about the abusers who drew attention to everyone
over time and screwed the legit men. Got you pretty upset. Wonder why?
Your definitely not very Christian yourself to be preaching to anyone.
You think it's ok to use fmla when it snows 4  inches to hide under
mommies skirt because it not your thing? Comment like that makes him a
full fledge worthless abuser.  In fact, if it snows and he marks off
fmla then everyone should be told what he said. The whole damn yard
should know.  Wouldn't hurt for a tm to hear either. People are layed
off who want to work. Send his ass packing and let someone come back.

Name: Con.
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 10 February 2018

Ha! Ha! 

Broken down bodies? 60% off fmla? Laying off because there is 4 inches
of snow? Jesus. Guess the old heads 30-40 years ago who worked every
stinkin day without FMLA and didn't cry about the snow were the last
of the hard core working men. AMEN CON. Be glad if the cry baby
doesn't come to work in 4 inches of snow. The man working his place
will be a far cry better! maybe there are guys who have legit serious
illnesses that need it but sounds like that one can't handle anything
over 3 inches.lol!

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

They claim if your boiler is over 40 inches, your at risk of a heart
attack. Maybe should get disability. The older you are the higher the
risk. Me 47 ď boiler retired hold the couch down.

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

Any word about any or info if anybody has been terminated for fmla
misuse. Give some details

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

Hereís what the man said,you can pay me now or pay me later!!

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

Conductor 1-10

Got their point across.  Where do you work?   Men are laying off FM as
much now as before.  CSX can't scare a man to good health.   This
place turns out fat broken down bodies.  If 60% of the men are on Fmla
it surprise me the number wasn't higher.

P.S. Go fuck yourself. Hope you get laid off punk.

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

Con

You're one of those who has a standard for everyone else that you
don't Measure up to.

It's easy to talk about another man's sin.     Ask yourself have you
ever stole time from your beloved CSX.  Waited to tie up to miss a
train catch your off day. Have you ever passed the work along to the
next Crew.  Talked to everyone in the Crew room instead of starting
your deadhead.  Took your time to kill a train.  Laid off Union.  Laid
off sick when you felt fine. Called the man to get flipped home when
there was rested crews. Cried to get the boards cut.  Put in pl days
before anyone else could. 
Bitches like you are the worse.  Complain about everyone when they're
not around just to suck them off the next time you see them.   You
might not lay off Fmla but your doing other shit just as bad or worse. 
 I hear the men I work with that live on the rails tell me how they
support their family.   I ask them which one and does the current
family know you? They are the most miserable, untrustworthy men like
yourself.

Save your self righteous bullshit for your fat lazy cheating wife.

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

Saving dimes:

Unless changes have been made - expense/re-imbursement type monies
paid, like meal allowances, auto mileage, etc., are \ were not
included as taxable income or counted towards retirement earnings.  

No doubt though that the co. considers all wages, expenses, and their
costs for your health care premium = your overall wage package.

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

One thing I witnessed is the way Hh cut jobs,and always did not have
enough men. Office staff where forced to run trains. The word got out
on social Madia  sites how shitty employees where are treated.So when
they where forc d to hire people they had a hard time. And lots they
did hire never fininshed there student trips before they quit or got
fired for no show.And thatís right across the board of crafts. Foote
knows this he better be careful or he will deal with the same thing at
CSX. People donít forget when you fuck them over. The railway is
nothing without the employees.

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

People that abuse or use fmla,and it is entered over  a period of time.
And you are on the mat and they pull it up on a computer screen. It
really does look over whelming,expectally if itís on holidays and
special events bad weather etc. It is really easy for the company to
see a pattern. Like when people are always sick the day after pay day.

Name: Cond
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 09 February 2018

FMLA USERS 

CSX got its point across. Legal or not what they did sent the message.
The abusers know who they are and can live with the attention they
brought to everyone else. Don't run your pie holes defending them.
Just had one tell me yesterday he wasn't working if we got 4 inches of
snow or more. WASN'T HIS THING! I hope they throw the book at him. I
hate it too but man up and work in it.  FMLA isn't to be used for your
lazy ass personal days off. Karma is a bitch. Maybe they'll get an
illness that they really do need FMLA for. Sounds harsh? Well it's
meant to. Just hope those who were wrongly accused get their justice.
To bad they have to go through this because of abusive pukes.

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

they terminated several men across the system today.  One I know works
all the time.  Has 3 kids and his wife is in bad shape.  So much for a
fair an impartial hearing.

Name: Saving dimes
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 09 February 2018

T&E 

My accountant told me to take the taxable income amount that I was
claiming on my tax return by the hours I worked for the year and that
would be the hourly wage that csx was paying me to work for them. I'm
claiming 88,000 and worked 3041 hours. That's around 28 an hr. Thats
what csx paid me to be an employee for them. Not sure exactly what all
is included in taxable income but he said it is considered part of my
wages. if they want to pay me 28.00 plus ec and ot that might not be
bad.  If we don't go to hotels and go home every night even better. If
we do go to hotels we better still get meals and held away. See how this
pans out.

Name: Reality
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 09 February 2018

Crews 
The facts.
The pay rates Will change.
Seniority will be a thing of the past.
Super pools will be implemented.
Work rules will be drastically reduced.
Crews will swap trains at a halfway point and bypass the hotels. The
plans are already on the table. 
Yard and road work will be combined. Everyone will become multi purpose
employees. Crews will be reduced.

It doesn't matter what happens to the stock. It doesn't matter how
they restructure. It doesn't matter what assets they sell. You are a
blue collar in the field worked with absolutely no control how CSX
handles its business. You are no body. You will come to work and bitch
every day like you always do and do your job as your told or be
fired.You can't even control you union's let along a corporation as
big as CSX. So learn to adapt to the changes. Keep your mouth shut and
do your job as your instructed. There's not a damn thing you can do
about it. The union's have no federal rights that prevents CSX from
restructuring. If you still have a job when it is all done then
consider yourself blessed. Do you job and take your paycheck. If this
pisses You off TOO BAD! The truth hurts. You cut your balls off years
ago so deal with the game you are being given. Conform or leave.

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

Tommy Callahan got canned yesterday.. gator shoes..plaid suits and 1992
Benz diesels will be up for sale in walbridge ohio shortly..I hate to
see the man go..a sloppy thrown together fellow with his shit hanging
over his belt is always good for a laugh at work..either way it's
called asset utilization ...on a positive note some jobs added to north
Baltimore.. anybody have any info about the hourly agreement ? Maybe the
road jobs will meet and greet with crew from other direction then head
home...in other news hoping for an Philly eagles repeat ..so I can
watch YouTube and observe the bird fans torch/destroy the city and
tongue horeshit  off the pavement..stay classy fellas..go birds..in
closing I nominate mayihaveanother to the CSX sucks posting hof ur  as
good as it gets when the game is on the line..I hope you win your
settlement and run thru multiple blondes daily..how's Trex?...stick
together fellas 

Sincerely.
Sl zbinden

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

LC 
      I have first hand knowledge as well and there is no way the union
could justify giving up every work rule we have left for a cut in pay. 
They won't be able to get anyone to take these jobs and deal with the
bull shit we put up with for $23 a hour.  You can go right now and get
a job paying that in a factory in the south with weekends off. That
amount of money is laughable and if it even made it to a vote it would
never pass without some crooked stuff going on behind the scenes.

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

Eng

The hourly rate post is correct.    It has never been that high.   I
hear everyday men think it will be 50plus an hour wrong .  My post is
correct sorry.

Name: Eng
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 08 February 2018

Whoever posted the rates is dead wrong. Made up numbers to discourage
all. I know for a fact the first negotiation for engineers was offered
38 hour.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 08 February 2018

a

Read more at: 
https://thefly.com/landingPageNews.php?id=2490698

Name: Oh my 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 08 February 2018

How does the super pools work ? Does it do Away with xtra board ? Is it
1 pool and you go anywhere ? Will it cut jobs ?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 08 February 2018

One thing all railroads where pushing for was,work life balance. It is
an issue lately that has gone the way of the Doo Doo bird. Is it just
an issue on the back burner with everything else going on?

Name: Signal department
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 08 February 2018

I have been a signal man for csx for more than five years. Recent rumors
of job cuts have left everyone with the attitude of screw it i am
getting laid off so why try to do good work. Trucks are trashed, tools
are broken or left laying on the job site, and quality of work are all
directly related to this new attitude. For example a 1 year employee
who worked at a warehouse making $9 an hour before csx hired him is
willing to learn everything he can about signal systems while  a 3 year
employee spends most of the day complaining about csx, playing on his
cellphone, and generally getting paid to make everyone else miserable.
Seniority determines who stays and whoís cut. Good luck if the cuts
happen because work quality will be trash.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 08 February 2018

https://www.ble-t.org/pr/news/newsflash.asp?id=6065


ITS ABOUT TIME BLET.   ABOUT 2 WEEKS BEHIND SMART

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 08 February 2018

http://www.tcrc657.com/news/2014/Hourly_Rate_Notice.pdf

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

The reason that the hourly rate is back on the table is because of the
backpay. The company didn't want to Backpay under the hourly rate
because it would have been a huge increase in payment. Fact

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

LC 

25.30 an hour. Are you joking. So a 10 hour trip to Roselake that
already pays 414.00 for the trip rate is going to be reduced to 253.00.
A trip from avon to Lafayette at 100 miles pays 236.00. How the hell can
you make 236 on a job like that unless you stay out there 9 hours or
more. That doesn't normally happen. It's bad enough we are working
for the lowest paying class one railroad in the country but that rate
is pure rape!  Last time I checked the CNIC was paying 41.00 hr. 410.00
for 10 hrs work.  Hope your dead wrong about this. Get my job resume out
and head for another railroad or a factory that pays the same.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 08 February 2018

When Hh took over cp, if Tm and yard office staff did not get paper work
to crews fast enough,they where demoted. They had such a turn over of
yard office staff it was hard to remember names. And the people that
they used to replace staff where even more clueless. It was just
intimidation and fear game. I put up with four years of it. That is why
I monitor CSX to see if they are playing the same game. And they are. !!
I try to warn people on certain things they do if I can. They are a
ruthless bunch of people,never seen this style of managing in my life.
Itís on the edge of criminal.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 08 February 2018

Sorry man did not mean to piss you off,I understand your frustration. I
work at different railroad. So I donít know how,inept management is at
CSX. When Iíve been put in a position where a manager has tried to say
the rule has changed. I tell them Iím going with the written rule that
was issued,if it has changed give me a copy and we go from there. Ya
sometimes a company gets complacent and that is how accidents happen.
That is why in thirty five years I write down all this bs they give me.
File it at home and give of a copy. To union   Because when something
happens. The management will deny deny they will always try and save
there own skin. Again at CSX the management should get there shit
together,and have clear directives for the employees. If they are found
negligent they could go to prison in extreme cases. Good luck pal

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 08 February 2018

Train accidents, customers, Fmla, stock manipulation. withholding
information.

The legal team  is going to be busy in 2018.

Name: LC
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 08 February 2018

In talks about doing away with motels. The hourly rate is at 25.30 for
conductor and 26.70 for engineer.   There will be no more claims paid
as of last Monday.  All will be on self supporting super pools.

Name: HA!
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 08 February 2018

APE

Are you a FNG!!!!  What the hell. See it in writing. You have got to be
kidding. Have you not paid any attention to how this company works! I
have been out here over 22 years and CSX has to be the worst company on
the face of this earth for putting anything in writing. How many times
have you had a TM tell you that you got to do something different
because the rule has changed and not one damn bulletin or notice has
been published on it. DID YOU EVEN READ THE NEW QUARTERLY REISSUE OF
THE SYSTEM BULLETINS AND NOTICES? There is a shit load of stuff missing
especially in the equipment handling rules. The old rules that were
previously issued in bulletins are not in the operating rules so they
are supposed to be reissued quarterly until they are. Example.... where
is the rule that states that all empty unit trains will operate with one
unit on line only. See if you can find it anywhere.  That's just one of
many. Supervisors say that if a rule isn't reissued it still stands as
is until it is abolished or rescinded. Now just how in the hell would a
new hire know what that rule was if he never saw it or couldn't find
it. See it in writing??? Are you joking???  Supervisors have been
pulling new rules and crap out of their butts since CSX took over and
never issuing one thing about it in writing. They tell you once you
have been told by a supervisor that your supposed to do a job task
different than the rule book states you are obligated to follow his
rule. If you don't then you will be wrote up. The only thing you can
do is call the operating rules department and tell them what this
supervisor has done and put it in for review.  If you wait for them to
put something in writing then your an idiot. Ive been waiting 20 years
for csx to get there shit straight. Jesus man, they cant even get a
work order straight half the time. Get smart man!

Name: RRJim
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 08 February 2018

A while back someone posted that it was unfair that road jobs didn't
have holiday pay. That's incorrect. Instead of holiday pay the unions
secured personal leave days for road crews. Of course it is based on
years of service. The max is 11 days personal leave days which is the
same amount of claimable holiday days in a year.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 08 February 2018

Every craft has the lunchroom lawyer!  ďYou get what you pay forĒ

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 08 February 2018

FYI donít get triggered by second hand information. That always happens
at the railroads it seems, if there isnít a rumour start one. Railway
workers are worse than a bunch of gossiping Hens. ďWomenĒ Again wait
till you see it in writing. I learnt this long ago working on the
railway.

Name: cond.
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 08 February 2018

Someguy

I hope to god you misunderstood what you posted. Your saying the UTU
agreed to more stringent discipline rules for conductors who don't
have to protect yard jobs when they are working on pools???  Are you 
kidding me. When was this side letter discussed with the members. Did
you ask them how in the hell they can sign off on this without
notifying the members that there were discussions on the matter. You
know how this company is. they will implement this process before there
is ever a side letter issued and the members get a notice that this has
been done. The unions are inept as hell at getting information out to
its members and the company wont wait for them to do it. they will go
full steam as soon as they can without any regard for the members not
knowing a thing about it. If this shit goes down that should be the
last straw for all of us. We need to sue the shit our of our unions for
misrepresentation and violation of the constitution. Avon yard is
remote. Im not qualified on the remotes and they can kiss my ass if
they try and miscall me for this stupid crap. Man, I hope you didn't
hear this right. If you did and the company starts its usual 
predictable inept crap then its time to get a group together and go see
a a labor law lawyer!

Name: reality check
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 08 February 2018

Wake up idiots!!!!

The writing is on the wall. We will all be on an hourly rate. All trip
rates will be abolished. There will be no assigned limits. You wont
need them. You will work every direction on every job. There will no
need for locals. You will get called to do any job. It will take the
company a long time to get everyone qualified to do all the work but
they will eventually get you to do it. If for some reason you don't
get called for a particular job because it just doesn't come your way
on the one big super pool you will only be allowed 1 pilot for one day
for a refresher. 

The only upside to this is you wont need to worry about filing claims
for out of route, mishandled on the job or being screwed out of double
tickets. No penalties for combining yard and road tickets. This will
decrease the work of your union representatives. 
When this happens it will be time to file a petition against our unions
and demand our union dues are decreased. They are already some of the
highest dues paid by any union member in the country. We don't need to
line their pockets if their work is cut in half and our seniority rights
have been demolished.  So sit back and wait for the changes to happen
because they will. You have lost all control of your unions. the only
thing you will have left is to go after them to reduce the dues and
keep your money they don't deserve.

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

Also at the meeting found out that the utu signed off with the company
allowing them to miss call the 1st out pool conductor if running the
roster for a yard job.

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

So I went to a union meeting 2 days ago and it sounds like the company
wants to discuss hourly rate again. It also sounds like all the local
and general committees are open to discussion with the company on this.
My question is any idea what the hourly rate would be? I guess the soo
railroad already has it.anyone on this board ever talk to any engineers
that work over there to see what $$ they make.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 08 February 2018

Iíve looked at the share value of some of the better run railways. And
CSX stock value does not make sense. I think there is going to be a
correction with CSX stock.

Name: Karma
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 07 February 2018

Money Hungry,

   Where I work, we call guys like you Company Bitches and Scabs.

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

Hh made share holders a lot of money with his precisioní railroading at
cp. But they said it would not work at CSX. Now that the hype is over
at CSX,I feel they better scrap that plan. There is a finite number of
equipment and realisate to be sold. The ceo at CSX,better focus on
getting the customers back. The revenue that was made per car load is
what made the money.This board of directors and ceo,must open there
eyes and do what railroads do move product,and seek new business. The
investors have seen all this negative impact that Hh had brought to
CSX. The gig is up investors are going to put there money in a lot
better companies. Like I predicted before the new year. There is going
to be a change at the top.

Name: money hungry
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 07 February 2018

I think until one of you assholes want to step up and pay my bills I
will continue to take calls.  None of you know my financial situation.
some of you are probably the cheap asses that save your sandwich bags
to reuse.  I didn't take this job to sit at the house and starve.  If
I was a gambling man, and I am, I bet you guys that are whining are
higher up on the roster and don't have to worry about if you are going
to have a job next month.  The railroad is 'feast or famine'...get it
while you can!

Name: Karma
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 07 February 2018

Crap really rolls down hill where i'm at.  CSX cuts off to many yard
jobs, so now the Locals are shotgunned together without being in any
type of blocks. Once the locals leave the yard they have to switch out
their train before they can switch the customers, locals are working 12
hrs. everyday and relieving themselves the next day. The customers
aren't getting serviced due to to much of a work load. Instead of
submitting the correct reason codes on the OBWO and showing the true
cause of customers not being worked. The Train Master is instructing
the Conductor's to put it on the customer so that he doesn't get any
heat from his bosses and his numbers look good. CSX Ethics hard at
work.

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

Blah blah blah.... 

The switch wasn't lined back. We all get what happened. Why,only the
crew knows why they forgot. Speculate till the cows come home.  

Now to more important things. Hey Roselake conductor! You still
haven't told us who the TM was that told you that you were going to
take trains over to the Missouri side like they did in conrail. 
Did your engineers notice the company blew EVANSVILLE into the job
description for roselake on their bid cards????  Shows evansville as
their away from home terminal as well as roselake. A couple of LCs
didn't even notice. We had to tell them. F...king real man. Damn LCs
didn't even notice. Companies up to changing all the jobs and doing
what BNSF is doing. Make you go all over the damn country. 
You better start paying attention on how they are paying you and how
many miles your betting paid. You can bet your ass the union's will
let them screw you out of actual miles run. They have been stealing
from us for years calling road crews recrewing long pools "road
switchers" and stealing miles and combining recrew tickets. They will
steal the pennies off a dead man's eyes. Watch your tickets and your
earning statements. File those claims. Start a paper trail. You need it
so you got proof when you finally strike against your union for letting
this shit happen for the last 3 years!

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

I was a union member for 36 years. The strongest union was the running
trades. Before the 1980s..Each generation gets weaker and weaker,and
people donít stick together like they use to. The reps are just a
handful of elected people. They have no power if the members donít back
them. They canít walk in an office and say or else anymore. They use to
and management did not want union trouble. Because if it got to the top
brass that your terminal had labour issues. They replaced the manager
pretty fast. United we stand united we fall. United we provale. Stay
together be strong thatís all you have. Donít blame some elected rep
for your problems. Itís to easy to point a finger   Thatís my two
cents.

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

At cn and cp our union went to the media on a regular basis. Local and
national news for years. Transport Canada weak in Canada. They are
controlled by big railways so is our goverment. Hh did what he wanted.
We had to go with it or be fired. The union got 87 percent of peopleís
jobs back. And got people paid that where pulled out of service. But it
took time. The union is still fighting with this creel. American ceo.
They have no respect for contract agreements or labour laws. We are
small potatoís here in Canada. Compared to USA. They donít care about
CSX or the workers they are going to suck every dollar out of CSX. And
they are confident there is no one to stop them. Itís legal robbery.

Name: 
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Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 06 February 2018

Interesting post - from name retired union rep.
Am wondering if that person truly believes that unions actually have
the power & right to make companies  always  operate in ways that best
benefits employees \ members, no matter the overall cost, efficiency,
etc.?

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

Has anyone been fired yet for Amtrak and CSX accident?

Name: retired union rep!
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Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years
Posted: 06 February 2018

UTU/BLET Supporters

Well Indy crews,,,,,, Your union agreement work rules and working
conditions are being changed right in front of your faces. Your
seniority privileges are being abolished and reduced to nothing. Your
days of earning the right to retire on a job close to home and earn the
highest wages are over. You are all becoming just one big herd of work
mules that will be whipped and beat into submission. Why you ask??? 
Because you did nothing but sit on your asses and cry and whine and not
stand up to the unions for not fighting the good fight for you. Not one
petition circulated to your International reps. NOT  ONE SINGLE LETTER
TO THE EDITOR. NOT ONE SINGLE UPROAR THAT GOT THE ATTENTION OF THE
PRESS.  Bitched and moaned and didn't demand your GC office take it
public.  You all just stood  there and did nothing. Don't you idiots
know you don't have to strike to get heard. You have every right by
federal law to organize as a group and take your issues to the press.
The company cant do a damn thing to interfere with your organizing
rights and to take it to the press that your pissed off that your
unions are sitting in the laps of the company and letting them rape
you. they try and suspend you for organizing a protest group against
your union they will see a court order injunction thrown on them so
fast it will make their heads spin! Your unions will be jumping through
hoops to shut you up. They dont want the media running with the
story!Hope your all proud of yourselves. Now go pay those over inflated
dues and kiss your unions ass along with the carriers! Every one of you
would make Jimmy Hoffa proud!

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

fuck you FOOTE YOU PC OF SHIT AND A FUCK YOU PAUL HINLAL HOPE BOTH DROP
DEAD LIKR THAT DICKHEAD HARRISON.. AND DIDNT FORGRT YOU MARK WALLACE
YOU ARE A SPECAIL pc OF SHIT.

Name: Esq
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 05 February 2018

Wiener

Carrier broke federal law and they will be held accountable.  There
aren't blackout dates on fmla.  Pulling men OOS over Christmas was a
pre planned move.  Issuing notices about laying off over the holidays
is interference in itself.  Carrier and individual supervisors will be
held accountable.  If you're a supervisor who played a role in this. 
Be ready to get your checkbook out. 

Have a Nice Day

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 05 February 2018

Been out of pocket since investigation for fmla anyone fired yet..

Name: WINNER
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 05 February 2018

RAMBO---  You are in the situation because of you!

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

CSXís accident rate, based on train miles traveled, has been rising the
past three years, according to the Federal Railroad Administration. The
rate jumped 13 percent in the first ELEVEN MONTHS of 2017,

Name: Mayihaveanother
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 05 February 2018

Get my money from the suits I be filing maybe I go to Super Bowl 2019
baby  watch my Eagles repeat.  Be riding clean up in their.  I shut my
lids I can see it all coming to pass.  Me 2 maybe 3 blondes my new sled
gonna be nice

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

Rambo


Give them hell.  You men deserve every penny you can get.

Name: Rambo
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 05 February 2018

I wish CSX would go ahead and fire me. My board was held January 16 and
I canít wait to be fired so I can go ahead with lawsuits since I have
Fmla and dr excuses

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

Railway Age Article - "CSX: A mighty fine line, but Ö"


http://www.railwayage.com/index.php/blogs/frank-n-wilner/csx-a-mighty-fine-line-but.html?channel=00

Name: Curious 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 05 February 2018

FRA 
Got a question for you. Had 2 tm's get into an argument over paper
work for a train. Yard tm ordered crew out of the terminal without
paperwork specfic for their train and route. The line of road tm told
them not to leave without it. There were questions about restrictions
on the train. When exactly is it okay for crews to run on a main line
without paperwork identifying their train. I already know we better
have hazmat paperwork . A lot of times they don't provide us with
clearance  bureau messages. Say we don't need it for the line we are
on even though we have double stack trains. I thought it was FRA LAW 
that the engineer was to be provided with a legible tonage graph. If
you don't have paperwork how does the engineer know for a fact what to
put in the trip optimized program? How about the information they blow
into the PTC? Just what exactly is legal or illegal?

Name: Cond
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Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 05 February 2018

Car repair  

You are 100% right on with the comment that crews are being sent out on
territories they aren't familiar with. The FRA LAW COVERING
QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED BY LAW is being blatantly ignored and
management is doing everything in their power to intimidate crews into
taking trains were they have no business going. The crews are scared to
call the FRA ON THE spot and turn then in. What's worse is I know for a
fact that some engineers are using the conductor on their train as a
pilot because they want to rush and get off the train just to get the
job done after the conductor tells them not to worry they won't let
them get in trouble. Everyone of them should be FIRED. They do nothing
but make those who want to follow the law and stand up to management
look like trouble makers. These morons do nothing but undermine our
rights to demand they follow the laws and rules as they expect us too. 
There are dispatchers who even think that if your running with PTC they
can order you to run on unqualified territory. 

These Super pools are going to be trouble from hell. There are hundreds
of employees who haven't run for numerous years on all the territory as
well as old heads who never did.CSX WILL CUT CORNERS AND VIOLATE FRA LAW
to rush the training through. You can bet your life on it. They don't
give a crap about the training and safety of crews. They have shown
this time and time again. 
It will be up to the crews to put a stop to this. I will personally do
my part and report every incident I witness that breaks FRA LAW OR CSX
OPERATING PRACTICES. If a fellow brother gets called by the FRA and it
is determined he chose to do it on his own then too bad in dealing with
the consequences.  It's not being a rat. It's being someone who has
had enough of the balless wonders and worthless UNION REPS who won't
do what's right.  I hope there are more guys out there that feel the
same way. We have all let CSX trample on us for way too long. Grow some
balls and do what's right or hit the road. They are going to cram this
down your throat whether you like it or not. The least you can do is
stand for what's right!

Name: Mayihaveanother
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 05 February 2018

Eagles baby.   At the crib partying all nite. Like to take this time and
thanks those that made it all possible.  It hadn't been for you're
arrogant above the law mentality.  I would not be at crib with my boys.

Name: LC
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 04 February 2018

Car repair 

Your wrong and that union post is right. Super pools are coming to the
Indy area and the old heads holding the highest trip rate pool will
lose their seniority rights to hold them . Get called just like an
extra board for the jobs. So before you post such comments you better
do some research because if the carrier can find a way to cut your
craft In half they will.

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

Sounds like your a guy with no seniority,they always cried because they
never paid there dues yet. But one day when you get some seniority you
will still cry. Pay your dues before you ,slam the the real men.

Name: UTU/BLET
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years
Posted: 04 February 2018

NEWS FLASH....NEWS FLASH...Avon crews  
Step right up and get em while you can! Get your super pools here. 
Grab them while you can. Going cheap for CSX! Gonna cost double for the
crews. no more hi dollar pools for old men with seniority! Take your
crumbs while you can! Hope you been saving your nickles and dimes old
heads.  It's gonna hit your wallets hard.

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

Conductor

Save your judgemental bullshit.   You probably stay displaced don't
take notification or guilty of stealing time.   You don't know who
needs Fmla.  Go fuck yourself.

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

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

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

You are a worthless turd if you use FMLA for anything other than what
you have FMLA for. If you use FMLA whenever you don't want to work
then you should be fired. FMLA is not for that. Most of us can't just
decide we don't want to go to work and not get points for it.

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

I was not talking about a guys twig and berries!!

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

More like use it and lose it Jr.

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

You know the saying abuse it you lose it. Fmla

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

ME

Tell the truth.  That assessment is dead on accurate.

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

Info on Cayce crash........signal suspension in effect at the time. .
CSX crew gave up the track but forgot to restore the hand throw switch.

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

FMLA,

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

Name: Hunters ghost 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 04 February 2018

http://www.cnn.com/2018/02/04/us/amtrak-south-carolina-crash/index.html

Heres the artical the csx train was believed to be empty, sitting idle.

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

New 2018 CSX revised physician certification
Blackout dates: New Year's Eve ,New Years Day,MLK day, Super Bowl,
Mardi Gra, Valentine's,Mother's Day, Father's Day, Good
Friday,Easter, Memorial Day, 4th of July,Labor Day, Halloween,EHHarison
day, all Saints Day,Thanks Giving,Hanukkah, Christmas Eve,Christmas Day,
Friday, Saturaday,Sunday,Monday .

Name: FMLA
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years
Posted: 04 February 2018

Lets see how many worthless turds use FMLA today for the Super Bowl and
then cry victim when they get caught.

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XFe7s0WQ_tY Amtrak CSX accident

Name: RRJim
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 04 February 2018

Run for union office if you want to make a difference. Got to start
somewhere at the local level. Those at the national should be getting
close to retirement. Problem is most don't run. You don't have to be
the LC. There's other positions Vice LC, Secretary Treasurer, Chaplain
etc... We had union message boards in the crew rooms but certain issues
can't be posted like the minutes of the union meetings. Can't let the
railroad know what's going on. You also can't post it on websites for
the same reason seeing anyone can have access. I was a Vice LC for on &
off for nearly 25 years. I had people calling me as to what went on at
the meetings. Problem with that was when you saw they were in town and
could of made the meeting. Get enough people show up and vent your
anger at a meeting. Start the dialog. There's has to be a beginning.
If you have 100 people who belong to the local/division at least 25-30
can show up.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 03 February 2018

When Hh was at cp, the management, forced us to work over time because
they cut employees so deep and had bo cars everywhere. We where told to
our faces that if you do not work over time. Your fired. And you can go
to the labour board human rights the union we donít care. And they also
brought in scab labour and made us work beside them. It was like that
for six months. The union finally was able to put a stop to it but took
time. This is how the manage worked under Hh. Now you have Foote , he is
no better.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 03 February 2018

We use to get the union reps. Attention when we told them it only takes
an X on a ballot to make a change in representations. Some reps where
pretty bitter when they had to go back on the job and give up nice
office. But it sent a message that the membership can fire and hire
union reps.

Name: Brownhornet
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 03 February 2018

Sick
Agree 100% and how about the secrecy on the hourly rate..  Why weren't
we told what HH offered.   We should have had a say I that too.

Name: SICK OF TRYING
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 03 February 2018

Union lovers

I have voted, I have attended meetings, I have supported them because I
was born and raised by them. Now Im just sick because of them. I wish
for just once we could get an LC or any damn Union rep who would do
their jobs and keep the members informed on what the hell is going on.
ITS THEIR JOB! They took the positions knowing good and well what they
were getting into. We have union boards. Has anything been posted on
them about all these proposed changes or those that have taken place
over night while we sleep? HELL NO! Has any local chairman circulated
information around the crew rooms for the members to read? HELL NO! I
was a member of a union before and our reps were on it the minute the
rumors started. They kept everyone up to date on the talks and meeting
they were having. They posted on the union boards. We got LCs now that
are telling people they aren't being kept in the loop and don't know
anymore than we do. If this is true that means one thing and one thing
only. The union is corrupt as hell. The LCs should be bringing charges
against the damn international. A deliberate attempt to hide
information and subjects of negotiations from their own damn LCs is
just cause to file federal charges under the LMRDA and United states
federal laws for protection of union members. You don't have to go to
a union meeting to get info. Your LCs are supposed to provide this
info. A good LC knows not all his members can attend. Only an idiot
would think other wise. I have never seen a union so hush hush and
hidden behind the scenes more than the UTU and the BLET. Shutting their
own reps out and leaving them in the dark is a sign of a corrupt union.
One no better than the Mafia had!  Its about time the members started
getting serious about their rights as members and start putting the
hammer down on the international for more transparency. Their getting
as bad as our government. This shit is getting bad! 
Oh... can any LC please explain to me how the company can abolish a job
and a 3 months later put it back on and reduce the miles and the pay on
the job. The same miles are being traveled and not a thing about the
job changes accept the job symbol. No rail was torn up. No short cuts
are being taken but all of the sudden the route is shorter and they pay
is less. Please explain this to us. We already know the carrier was
crying we were getting paid too much on these jobs. Doesn't change the
fact they were agreed and the rail miles never changed. Where does this
shit come from???

Name: RRJim
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 03 February 2018

Didtimefornothing

I've sort of knew that was going to happen. One board for all jobs.
So, you don't know what you're working till they call. We heard
rumors about it years ago. Is it only for road jobs? What we were told
that eventually it would be one board for all jobs road & yard. It's
basically a cut down version of what Hunter Harrison did with the
Illinois Central/CN one size fits all. Difference is IC/CN went to an
hourly rate of pay.

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

You people have the right to be angry at the changes. I did 36 years of
it went threw it myself. At the end of the day it is a good paying
job,the job itself is unique and one of a kind. I know most of you have
railroading in your blood. My advice try and plug away do what you have
to do to get a pay check. The world is just as ugly outside the
railway. Good luck!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 03 February 2018

Some of you are mad at the union. But the reality is the company is
changing rules over night. The union has to play catch up with these
company assholes. You have to make a case first, then it have to go
threw several channels. Before it can be argued of the changes. But the
union will try and make the members whole that have been affected. My
self I was pulled out twice and made whole but took some time.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 03 February 2018

What they did at  cn and cp they are just starting to do at CSX. It will
only stop when operating costs are at a bare minimum. Once the shares
canít get any higher,the raiders will sell there stock and be on there
way. The new guy will have to put it back together again. Cp cut thirty
percent of the staff. 6000 people they are just starting to hire people
back. That is what I expect will happen with CSX. If you can hang in
there do it.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 03 February 2018

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pzsr3J-54js The future

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

12 laid off fm at my terminal.   Looks like scare tactics doesn't force
people to work who have issues.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 03 February 2018

The crew before you should bad order the toilet. It is a chemical
toilet, try put in injury claim for respitory injury. I bet they would
all get attention then.

Name: Brown Hornet
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 03 February 2018

Cond
Lol thanks 

Easy Money

Great I want all of you to sue the hell out of them.  Good to read you
guys are talking to the Dol too.   I'm not on Fmla but who knows who
will need it down the road.  Even if I don't this goes deeper.   If
those basterds get away with breaking federal law it will be fuel on
the fire for something entirely different tomorrow.    This affects
everyone on the rail with or without Fmla leave.  I don't know if the
union is doing anything but if they're not fuck them too. 

The Best to all of you.  Give them hell don't let them get away with
anything. NO FAVORS

Name: Cond
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 03 February 2018

MY FUCKING HERO 
OH MY GOD MAN! the only thing you forgot was the company trying to
blame everything that goes wrong by their stupid mismanagement on the
crews. Wasn't a damn thing you posted that isn't true. The public has
no stinking idea about the crap that goes on. Those stupid foamers who
stand by the tracks taking their stupid pictures just kill me. If they
only knew how stinking wrong their wet fantasy dreams are. Maybe we
should all stop and let them smell the nasty crapper and take a look at
everything that's broke. Time to straighten these idiots out and get
them over their little boy wants to run a choo choo and be famous
fantasy. You got my vote if you run against the international rep of
the UTU OR BLET! Out with old has beens and in with the new!

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

1 board
outrageous union dues
sky rocketing insurance premiums with less coverage
seniority applies to Vacation bids for first round only
good claims not paid
over 100 men wrongfully pulled OOS
limits expanded
unreasonable attendance policy
keeps adding more responsibilities and work on the men
having to wait on ride to the hotel
having to wait to be picked up from the hotel
2 hrs pay for running their simulator
waste of time sitting in their rules class that covers nothing
be treated like a criminal in their "fair and impartial hearing" aka
kangaroo court, show trial, tribunal.
loss of 20 year boot program
unpredictable work schedule with no napping
no phone or any reading material unless phone helps the carrier
on call for free
no weather lay off
no drinking in hotel on your on time
having to run down mailman for not needed certified letters
never knowing who your supervisor is day to day 
dealing with crew callers who don't know the agreement
begging for a PB day
ridiculous vacation pl caps
Friday, Saturday, Sunday is just another day unless you mark off
No overtime after 40,50,60,70 or 100hrs in week is insanity
never knowing when you will be back home
Turnover rate is off the charts and these sons of bitches want to fuck
with us. 
Those of you who were wrongfully pulled OOS.  I can not believe there
has not been complaints filled with Dept. of Labor, you haven't raised
hell with your union. And your not in talks with an attorney.

Name: Cond.
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 03 February 2018

Ape 
Guess you didn't read the post. You can't move up in seniority when
there is none!!!  Only damn thing seniority is for is bidding vacation
says and maybe moving around in your seniority district if there is a
damn job available that isn't on a super pool or one God damn board.
The union's are ruining us and the railroad. It's never going to be
the same. Old head pay will be a term of the past when it comes to
making it to the top and holding top dollar runs.  stick a knife in us
union. Do what ya do best

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

10 years yeah you're a real od head Jr.

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

RRJIM 

By combining all the pools together as one pool that covers different
trip rated runs.. I was holding a pool that paid the highest trip rate.
Now some 1 yr.eng can get called off the single board created to work
the job.  My pay has decreased by an average of 800 a month now.
Seniority doesn't mean shit anymore. "f...k your super pools and the
unions.

Name: RRJim
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 03 February 2018

I have to ask. How does a person with lower seniority stand for better
jobs?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 03 February 2018

We went threw same thing at cp. one thing that was good guys that could
retire did they did not stay a day longer than they had to. So you
moved up the seniority ladder that much faster!

Name: Looking for work
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 03 February 2018

It's over!  

It's time to wake up and see the writing on the wall. Your union's
are done protecting crew rights and what's fair. Seniority is going
out the door.  I'm on a super pool and I had enough seniority to
finally hold a job with good pay and good days home. Now anyone with a
single day of seniority can get called for the good runs and make
1000's more than me because the union didn't fight the fight for
anyone who has been out here for years doing their time and earning
their place. I'm done with this crap and I'm not going to pay these
crew rapist union's  some of the highest union dues that can be paid
in this country. They don't deserve the money they charge. As for
raises we didn't get shit because now my wife's meds are double and
the co pays are up and annual out of pocket is taking 3000 out of your
paychecks if you have a sick kid. People who voted for this shit did
nothing but look at the monthly premium. STUPID MORONS REFUSED TO LOOK
AT THE BIG PICTURE.I'm sick of the union's stealing from me and
working with retards. It's time to move on. If you have a brain in
your head you will too.

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

I have been with CSX for most of my adult life. Iíve chased this job
from place to place knowing that when I gained the seniority that I
would eventually be able to hold a job close to home. I came to a point
in my life where Iím sure most have been where I decided it was time to
look for a career not a job. I paid the money for school took the
chance and joined the CSX railroad. My thinking was the railroad has
been around forever good pay good retirement but bad schedule and after
hiring in questionable at best work conditions referring to the way
people are treated. Since joining the railroad I started my adult life
so to speak got married had kids etc. The railroad has been good to my
family and I financially and been here long enough now I couldnít
imagine myself doing anything different. Then what seems like overnight
huge changes to the point where I may not have a job tomorrow. Donít get
me wrong Iím like everyone else I complained about claims and pay  as
well as unfair treatment. I swear mid level to upper management have no
regard for their employees for the most part or thatís how it seems. But
with all that being said I need my job. I have always done what I was
paid to do. I work the XB and the pools Iím not a kiss ass my outlook
has always been out of sight out of mind. I put my claims I when the
agreement is violated just to have them denied like everyone else. I
guess what Iím saying is in a way Iím scared of losing my job so a
elite few can reap the benefits of an inflated stock price. I donít
think there will be much left of CSX when they are done. Best of luck
to all.

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

Any word from  kanga Kourt.

Name: RRJim
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 02 February 2018

LilChris

Thanks I appreciate it. I retired from CSX it'll be 8 year in April. I
also worked for another 4 1/2 years for a non-union railroad as an
outside contractor just gave that up in November. Railroad does get in
your blood.

Name: RRJim
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 02 February 2018

Ape < than a year

Chill out. Take a couple Xanax followed by a shot of rot gut whiskey.
It'll be better in the morning little buddy. Unbelievable.

Name: Hangdown
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Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 02 February 2018

Technological changes... get it right slick

Name: 
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Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 02 February 2018

The technology that they have for the railroads is amazing, they just
have not installed it yet,or have sold to the public the safety factor.
And it is coming and you will be forced to accept it as an employee or
change careers. The human employee will serve as a trouble shooter.
Iíve seen many changes over the years and thought it would never
work,but it just became normal operations as time moved on. Young man
you sound a little bitter, keep your head on the job. Be safe pal!!

Name: 
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Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 02 February 2018

Removal of caboose and fireman,two way radios replaced hand signals.
Itís called technical changes. And Iím sure you will see a lot more to
come.

Name: Hangdown
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Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 02 February 2018

First off I ain't your pal, slick. And you old fucks didn't give a
shit about the guys following behind you, you sold everything,
productivity was one of them, you also sold the brakeman, the fireman
and a long list of all kinds of shit, that's why there's an eot
hanging back there, thanks to you torch carrying team players. I bet
you didn't regret any of it not one bit once you retired and got that
fat check for selling the brakeman, $57,500?, coat tails my ass. You
like blowing smoke up your own ass??? Tuck your man boobs back behind
your overall bib fat boy

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

RRJim

I appreciate your post keep them coming.  We all complain about our job
but it gets in your blood.  After X amount years it's part of who a
person is.  Some wont admit to it but the fact remains.  If you like to
stay in the loop and posting on here fills some small void.  Then great
we can all learn from your experience. Don't mind some kid  who gets
his kicks bashing others.

Name: 
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Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 02 February 2018

Hey pal I forgot more than you know. A smart person would have an open
mind and listen to some of the old timers. The benefits you enjoy today
as a railroader where hard fought to get. Nothing was just given to us.
We got involved to get changes to the railroad so we could have a
better working life. Some guys carry the torch and fight on,some guys
ride the coat tails of the people that fight for change. We made it to
the finish line good luck getting there yourself.

Name: Hangdown 
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Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 02 February 2018

RRJim you're like one of those guys that graduated eight yrs ago and
still wants to hang out with the high school kids

Name: 
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Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 02 February 2018

You sound like a know it all your damn self, nobody needs to know how to
run a steam engine...

Name: 
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Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 02 February 2018

I remember they hired a bunch of people. They sat in the class room. The
instructor said , do not touch anything on your desk. One of the things
he had on the desk was a pretty coloured pipe cleaned.he continue to
talk then walked around the class room and had seen several people had
grabbed the pipe cleaner played with it ,wrapped it around there
fingers etc. The instructure told the people that played with the pipe
cleaner to go home they will not be needed on the railway,because they
could not follow simple instructions!!!!

Name: 
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Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 02 February 2018

rrjim Iím retired one year from cp, I went to a retirement send off the
other day. They just hired 25 new guys. The guys told me how the some
of the new guys think they know it all after a few months. These type
are the most dangerous people to try and train. Iíve told some of these
young guys when I had to train them that you canít ,deviate you have to
always follow the rules. One young man got crushed,separating a cut of
cars. The free slack ran out and got him. He was standing between the
couplers. Big equipment is not forgiving. Your either mangled or dead.
The guys I liked to train would stop what they where doing if they got
confused. And then asked for help on the proper way to do it.  The guys
that guess are the ones that get them selfís into trouble . The big
mouth hot shots are the ones that get hurt.

Name: 
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Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 02 February 2018

RRJim, you're easily offended. Don't cry too hard, dont want you to
stroke out. Nobody wants to hear how use to this and use to that, it's
now.. so fuck you. Keep drinking that geritol tonic and walk everyday,
don't want you to stove up, hopefully this one little paragraph will
get you riled up, but you're not that smart, because I've already got
you riled up, dumbass... please respond immediately

Name: 
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Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 02 February 2018

Engineer "child support" are you in Indiana?

Name: Aaa
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Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 02 February 2018

Engineer.....
Cops will not show up for being late on a payment, unless you are in
arrears. Each state is different on the laws, but every state has a
grace period for payments. Ohio's law is the the employer has 7 days
to send the money to the state after the employee has been paid and
then there is the state's processing time of up to 48 hrs. So it could
actually be 9 days after your paid and there is nothing they can do
about it. 
Even if you are behind you will be sent a letter from clerk of courts
for a court date. Until there has been a warrant, contempt of court
order etc issued by the court the cops have no grounds to do anything.

So stop crying about your going to jail etc.....it's an error on the
companies part. It's not the first and definitely won't be the last

Name: RRJim
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 02 February 2018

APE < than a year

LOL! Railroad retirees only live 4 years after retirement? I've been
retired going on 8 years I guess I'm one of the lucky ones. That's
funny.

The problem with most of you, you don't listen to those who had
already gone through most of what you bitch about. We went through line
closures, line sales, harassment, witch hunts taking people out of
service etc.... what you're going through isn't new. 

Only thing I will agree with from you is I'm retired and it's
certainly not my fight anymore. But, I don't see you fighting only
crying that things aren't fair. That the unions are all corrupt even
though you don't take the time to get involved. Look up the definition
of "union" sometime.

Name: Engineer
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 01 February 2018

Sheriff showed up at my house today.   My child support that has been
taken from my paycheck has not been sent to state. I called payroll
today and those thieves  said that it was a mistake and that none of
the child support payments were sent.  Two other guys checked and their
payments have not been sent either. They also called and were told that
it was a mistake and they should be arriving by next week!  Everybody
check your paychecks! They said it was the entire company no support
payments were sent. Now I am going to get fined and I could possibly go
to jail.  Now this after they did not send me my paycheck for three
weeks and told me that was a mistake as well.    They say we are sorry
and then get mad at me because I keep calling to ask.   I am sure all
of my money they are taking and not sending to my kids  is just so they
can get bigger bonuses!

Name: 
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Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 01 February 2018

Class action boys an girls more voices together are better than one....

Name: 
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Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 01 February 2018

Moody law firm.

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

LOCO

They are getting ready to have a meeting with the BLET repts about
making super pool on east end out of Indianapolis. As for Nashville
they already combined several pools on that months ago. 
Another thing that's coming across the table is the old plan that HH
had to shut down the UP RR line that runs off the St. Louis line to the
UP RR/Salem depot. HH didn't think it was necessary and the traffic
could be sent via the terminal in Roselake. Its only 25 miles of rail
and isnt worth keeping CSX employees qualified on UP book of rules and
keeping CSX employees supplies with current paperwork and books. Rumors
were he was going to have UP crews pick up the freight from roselake
since they come there anyway. Only 2 maybe 3 trains a day come in there
and leave salem. Usually just 2. 

Hey , the guy who posted that a TM at roselake told you that you were
going to start delivering to Missouri like they did in conrail days how
about telling us who this TM is.  Is this cone yard that keeps being
referenced on the ST. Louis line dispatcher bulletins a yard that the
UP interchanges at?  What do you know about that. You got to know
something. Don't sit on the info. Going over there and deliver out of
advertised route with out any extra pay?  That tells all of us the
unions are going to negotiate new advertised job limits and aren't
going to ask us a thing about how we feel. But then , when do they ever
ask us a damn thing. Just take our money.  Big changes coming and you
wont find out until it happens. LC isn't going to know shit until the
blood is signed and dried on the deal!!!!

Name: Duck
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Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 01 February 2018

Any news from kangaroo court today?   Did your union rep urge you to
sign a waiver?   Please share any information.

Name: 
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Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 01 February 2018

Managers and supervisors,represent the company and are suppose to
inforce company policies and safety rules. And to correct and assist an
employee to help them perform work correctly. If a person in there
position is telling employees to take any kind of short cut, or just
bend the rules for that one fast move. They put everyoneís safety in
question and if something was to happen the company would be sued and
the supervisor could face jail time. When in doubt as what to do,I
would always follow company policies and then report the supervisor for
his misconduct.

Name: 
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Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 01 February 2018

I have seen people fired for not reporting an injury,ASAP. And if any
manager tries to deter you from reporting an injury will also be fired.
It is company policy and the law to report your work place injury. Some
of these managers think they are doing the company a big favour by
intimidating employees, but when head office catches wind of it ,they
are fired in most cases.

Name: brown
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 01 February 2018

ape

I do find it interesting.   Why hasn't the ble designated legal
council? SMART sure has.   Why didn't the ble denounce EH's
accusations?  SMART sure did.

and your telling us the ble tried to get their men to sign a waiver 
Sounds shady to me.   There would be very limited reasons for someone
to sign a waiver.  The carrier knows they are treading on thin ice.
There wouldn't be a waiver offered if they were in the right.  There
are men furloughed across the system.  They only need about half of us.

Name: 
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Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 01 February 2018

Rrjim , uh not happening on my off day. Everyone knows th ble unions is
bought and paid for thatís why they tried to get all the men oos to
sign waivers while the utu urged its men not to sign. Atleast that how
it was on our sub and theones that touch our sub.  just stay retired
and enjoy your life. How long you been retired ? Average life span
after rr retirement is 4yrs, I wouldnít be worrying about whatís
happening out here now as long as the checks keep coming in

Name: Fuckbrianmurry
E-mail: Gofuckyourserlfmurry.com
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 01 February 2018

Chief ass clown on the great lakes and Albany division Brian murry is
calling all the trainmaster  Incompetent because the employyes dont
fear them at there jobs. Told a trainmaster who had a injury in his
terminal that the employees don't fear him, that's why they are
reporting injuries. If they fear him they wont report injuries. Someone
needs to record this assholes saying these things to have proof of his
bullying tactics.  I know next time i run across him My phone will be
recording !!!

Name: RRJim
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 01 February 2018

Ape less than a year

Attending union meetings are important. I didn't go to every union
meeting but I did make it to 4-6 a year when I was in town definitely
when I was off rest days. Everyone can give a couple hours out of their
time to attend the meeting. Yes, I was around for the point system. One
of the pitfalls of rail unions is we have LC's that also have to work.
I've seen my share of LC's that marked off on union business on
weekends. As long as our local/division wasn't pay for it I didn't
give it a second notice. If they claimed loss wages they better have
good proof. Members at the meeting have to vote to pay the LC for their
loss time.

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

Ape

I don't know of anyone yet but they will terminate almost everyone.
This was not an investigation. I was not allowed to show any proof of
my absence. They constantly stated how I was guilty of dishonesty and
that I misused the leave. It was truly a "Show Trial" they are just
going through the motions to convince themselves and try to wear you
down.  Said there would be a decisions in thirty days.  The decision
has already been made.  It's all show.  This will have to be fought in
court.

Name: 
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Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 01 February 2018

RRJim,

Easier said than done. How long have you been retired? I don't know if
you worked under the points system, but most union meetings are within
the first week of a month??? Anyhow, you have to mark off to attend
them, god knows no one wants to attend one on their two off days that
they worked into. But say you do mark off to attend, you have to work
the rest of that month and the entire next month just to get rid of 3
points.. anyone??? Bueller??

Name: 
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Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 01 February 2018

Well has anyone had there ruling from there previous investigation for
fmla misuse anyone terminated yet.

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

they're still pulling men out.  I hope they get their asses sued.

Some received warning letters in the mail some did not.
Some had recerts requested some did not.
All had their Certs approved.
Red over my physicians cert that they provided.  I haven't came across
the part about blackout dates.

Name: 
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Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 01 February 2018

Thanks Easy Money for the post all need to read.
all should read post by Easy Money

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

No, I didn't even want to glare at a waiver. After 5 hours of
repetition, of listening to some woman on conference call read out the
system notices and saying how you are a violator and that you caused
all of the things to happen pertaining to the sanborn letter. Ughh,
I'm already tired again of thinking of today... it's basically their
little court, you're lc will present good evidence and the company
puppet will over rule, it's really a comedy. its just a big waste of
time, set through it and keep your cool, they want you to come
unhinged. All and all they're blindly reaching for shit, hoping
you'll slip up and incriminate yourself. That's all for now, sorry
if
that didn't help, I'm taking a mental vacation for a while. ..

Name: Blinddog
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for 30+ years
Posted: 01 February 2018

Boys you getting hoodwinked.  Better be calling somebody.  Boss can't
fire you boys for taking leave.  I done called told whats going down. 
Taken off over the holiday done fired me.  Will I wait. No  I am making
all the calls.  You should to. Bring attention to the situation.

Name: 
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Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 01 February 2018

One thing the union leaders do know,that unions are an endangered
species. That s is true for all of North America. With people being
replaced with artificial intelligence, unions are getting smaller and
smaller. And manufactors are setting up shop in Mexico and other poor
countries where they can exploit the workers. I have worked in the rr
industry and have seen the advances. AI is going to play a big part in
the future railroads..where they can use less people.

Name: RRJim
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 01 February 2018

Reality

How many people actual take the time to go to a union meeting these
days? The answer: not many. You seem to think the unions are mind
readers. The place to complain is at a union meeting. Get enough people
then it starts the chain working from the LC to the GC to the national.
During my career I filed complaints straight to the national. It got
their attention but it was pointed out the chain of progression that
must be adhered to. Bitching here or in the crew room etc... does
nothing.

Name: Reality
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Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 01 February 2018

All crews 

Get over it. You have no choice.  Your working conditions and work
rules are going to change whether you like it is not. Your all to big a
pansies to do anything about it. Your professional bitchers and that's
all. Your LCs can't do a thing about it and they know it. The GCs are
in the carriers back pockets. When was the last time your union leaders
at the international asked any of you what you thought about any of
these changes. The only time you here from them is when its time to
negotiate a new agreement. How many side letters have been made without
one question presented to the members? ALL OF THEM! The union's own you
and don't give a shit what you think and they don't care because they
know you won't do a damn thing about it. So just pay out the ass on
those over inflated union dues and live with it. You got federal rights
that protect you from union abuse. There's groups out there that can
help you with protecting your rights as members. Do some homework. Make
an appointment with a labor law lawyer. Do something other than
bitching. If not then suck it up.

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

It's too late.  I'm not going to settle for just back pay.   If I'm
put in service by morning with a written apology letter.  I will still
have a demand letter from my attorney sent.  They can deal with my
lawyer from here on.

Name: 
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Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 31 January 2018

Courts have ruled that managers and supervisors can be held personally
liable for FLSA violations. And now, in a new twist, courts are saying
they can be individually liable for FMLA violations as well. ... And
employers can be held liable for FMLA violations ó even if those
ďemployersĒ are individuals within a company.Mar 22, 2017

Have them included as defendants.

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

Technically, you don't need a letter, unless you visited your fmla dr
on said days. Your fmla approval packet is your letter

Name: 
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Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 31 January 2018

4 investigations held at my terminal today. All of them had written
letters saying the days they were off was for the reasons they have the
fmla for.  People holding the investigation said they arenít accepting
those  and they would have a decision within 30 days.   I hope this
company gets its ass cut hard after all this.

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

DO NOT SIGN A WAIVER  DO NOT SIGN A WAIVER DO NOT SIGN A WAIVER

IT SCREWS YOU AND EVERYONE ELSE

CONTACT THE DESIGNATED ATTORNEY

Name: Ex disp.
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Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 31 January 2018

Ricardo  

How about a name on that. There were notes out on the st.Louis line
dispatchers bulletins about Cone yard moves. Your LC should have been
checking on that.  In fact I believe one blet LC named Bob was supposed
to be getting the scoop on it. What did they find out for you??? How
come a TM is telling you this crap. Who was the TM?

Name: 
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Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 31 January 2018

One thing about the railroad,is Junior man must Senour man may. I was
laid off nine times the longest two years. It was hell but the pay was
good and always in the bank. I have been retired now , for six months
with a nice pention. I know guys that pack d it in they got there week
ends off and all the holidays. But they work outside the railway for
less money,and have to invest in a pention. It is a good life or can be
a terrible life. You have to decide what is best for you. The money and
pention plan kept me on the rails. The employees are good like a big
family. Good luck.

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

I have 7 years with this company and i have felt the ups and downs.
Extra board pay to regular job to extra board bumped out of yards
getting farther from home. Going from decent seniority and jobs to it
feeling like year one again with jobs and pay. My question is what do
you all think is this as bad as it gets ? Will this company change and
somewhat go back to normal? Is it worth the fight to stay and fight for
jobs or bail out

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

Screw you numb nuts. This Railroad isn't the same as when I hired on.
It was one of the best places to work. Over time and mismanagement
caused this company down fall. You are a puppy and your mom should have
swallowed you..!!!!!






Name: 
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Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 31 January 2018

Remember when you hired on, and you all at the interview said you
would
do anything for the company if you were hired. Remember the ass
kissing?What happened to that attitude LOL?

  View This Article

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

I got the Tourettes

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

inybodie got terminaeted yet.. I"am bout too lose my mind.  tha first
tyme I be gettin board. I gots money just don't no what else to do. 
any ideals from my dogs.  got my lottery money my employement money
treyed to draw redbored but they not haven it said it don't cover that
sort of thang.  mite take a trip go to Dizney Land or somethan   shoot
me some ideals

Name: 
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Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 31 January 2018

I might of spelt a word wrong. I have my grade 12. I did grade 6 twice!

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

There is honour amunst thieves!

Name: UP/CSX Merger
E-mail: employees@up.com
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 31 January 2018

Union Pacific hired Cindy Sanborn solely to harvest Hunter Harrison's
operating strategy, not only to improve its overall dismal performance,
but gain insight as to how to pursue a takeover/merger of the CSX.

Loading-up on company stock could lead to bigger gains in the near
future!

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

Day????????.???


Gonna chill at the crib.   Be counting my greenbacks.  Won 9 grand last
night on Luky 9s scratch off.   Be party  tonite.    Life be good at my
Casa.   Gonna gal to Applle bees for Lunsh .  Meating a lady I meet
online.  I thank she's a reel blonde.  Fingers crossed.  Update laters
dogs.

Name: 
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Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 31 January 2018

Well said rr Jim,now days everyone wants a fast fix. People seem to
forget the people are the union not a few elected guys. When I was rep.
You had to have a good ear,a lot of guys would go off.I think it made
them feel better,and I would say hope to see you at next union meeting
but they never would show. Same old shit.

Name: RRJim
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 31 January 2018

Super Pools? Is that ID (interdivisional) runs? CSX did that in my area
back in 1994. Then in 1996 they decided to move our 12 ID pools to the
other terminal we shared with these ID runs. We still owned the jobs
but if you wanted to work them you had to move. I opted to reverse
lodging stayed up there for 3 1/2 years. All the union can do is
negotiate to get the best deal for the jobs. Unions can't tell any
company how to run their business. That's how it works. 

What happened afterwards is another story. We had a chance to get wage
protection under the New York Dock Agreement. That would of made sure
our wages didn't take a hit. We all filed for it. Of course CSX fought
it. Around 6 of us went to protect our jobs. The rest stayed. Every
month I came back for the union meeting. My suggestion was we should
start displacing people at the other terminal which would force them to
take jobs 2-4 hours from home or be furloughed. Every two weeks a
different group would go up. If we did this for a while CSX would
eventually be forced to negotiate. That didn't happen no one backed
me. The New York Dock also didn't happen. It wasn't the unions fault
just laziness on the members part.

Name: 
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Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 31 January 2018

CSX is going to change things up,hard to get use to but you have to do
what it takes to get a pay check. This Foote is not union friendly,the
more they can stir it up the happier they seem!!!

Name: 
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Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 31 January 2018

Google what they did at cn and cp. Hh and Foote did the same thing in
Canada. Foote is repeating it now with CSX. If you want to see what is
next for CSX just look North.

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

ITS FU>>KING HERE!!!!!

They are starting the super pool crap in the Indy area. They got the
Nashville and now they are after the great lakes. The bid cards are a
mess. They have only done it on the west end . Not touching the bitch
protected east enders yet.  Screw the union. Not going to pay those
damn high dues to a union that only has to do half the work they used
to. Seniority is going out the damn door. This is all bullshit. Time to
organize another union or go on strike against our unions. we have every
right to sue our unions. Its federal law. Doesn't have a damn thing to
do with the railroad labor act. Its our rights protected under federal
law. Its getting out of hand!

Name: 
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Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 30 January 2018

If your an employee on his last five years before retirement,work your
ass off and build your pention up. I would not miss anytime in your
best five years, it just hurts your pention. Get all the overtime you
can and you will end up with bigger pention.

Name: 
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Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 30 January 2018

If your a person that used the fmla program. And you did your do
diligence,and have all your bases covered, donít worry about it. The
facts will come out in the wash. But if your a person that did not
cover your ass and you find yourself on the mat.you might get out of it
or you might have to just take your lumps. Every one case is different 
.

Name: 11thMEU
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 30 January 2018

Barlow 

I for one have PTSD.  I'm sure that I'm not alone.  So shut the fuck
up bitch.

Name: ul
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 30 January 2018

Four kids off displacement.  Three of them not taking notification.  
Always playing their games screwing the rest of us. That's better than
the 9 who were displace all weekend alongside our lc.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 30 January 2018

When you look at the number of employees left at CSX,27000 and they
pulled hundred employees for fmla. Kudos to the rest of employees. Out
of that hundred maybe some have abused it. But at least they will get a
chance to defend them selfís,if they are unfairly treated.

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

When EHH blamed T&E pushback for failed PSRR.  The UTU Smart denounced
his accusations.

When CSX pulled over 100 men OOS for alleged Fmla abuse.   The UTU
Smart posted on their website  designated counsel who are instructing
members how to proceed. 


Thank You SMART.

Where is the Blet?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 29 January 2018

Market watch shows $422.52K revenue per employee makes for CSX per year.
So that number goes up when they cut more jobs. And try and run the
place with people they have!!!!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 29 January 2018

Like the man said for mantle ridge CSX is just for a big sell off to
increase share value. Then when there target is met they sell off and
move to the next victim company. That is why it is so easy for them to
fire people etc. They donít care about the companies future just there
future. The people that are responsible for all this turmoil will be
long gone. And the new ceo will have to fix all the damage. I would not
take the way they treat you to personal,they are just abusing there
power while they can.  Nothing will change till mantle ridge is gone.
We went threw this at cn and cp.  and the railway industry will never
be what it once was. Greed destroyed the working culture and pride that
was once there.

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

https://smart-union.org/news/consultation-being-offered-for-those-targeted-by-csx-fmla-investigations/


Here you go give them a call.

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

Day F if I know

Tribunal is set for this weak.  anyothers have one this weak.  I be
haven a bowl party.  My Eagles goint to the Ship baby.  don't want to
go back before Christmas. gots all kinds of stuff too do.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 29 January 2018

The hole company is for sale that's what hedge funds do when they take
control its all they know the employees are nothing more than units
that need to be cut and assets of the company are nothing more than
stock value to them and once they sold off and cut as much as possible
and the price is rite they will sell off there shares and have a good
laugh at all the people they screwed over to get there.

Name: Invest
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years
Posted: 29 January 2018

FOR SALE!

CSX just announced its first line up for sell in Wisconsin.  Let the
bidding begin!

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

Does not matter how hot the train is, if there are cars going in the
same direction they will be added to that train. And lift any cars on
the way. Keeps dwell time down. Almost makes all trains a drag. And
crews with time still on the clock that get into town will add the fill
out cars for the out going crew.

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

One thing Hh was famous for was firing people for next to nothing.
Managers where aloud to fire who ever they wanted to. This was the fear
and intimidation tactic to get everyone to fall into place,and creat
panick And paranoia in the work place. Foote kno ws all to well. Of
course they know the person would get there job back with pay. But it
is all part of the game. I never worked for Foote so I donít know how
he will act at CSX I guess just wait and see.

Name: Kitten
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 28 January 2018

The firing question
Yes, companies can fire an employee whoís on intermittent FMLA leave.
Despite the fears of many employers, FMLA doesnít confer some kind of
special dispensation for workers who exercise their leave rights.
OBVIOUSLY, workers CAN'T be FIRED FOR TAKING LEAVE. 

When an employee on FMLA leave is terminated, the DOL decrees that the
burdenís on the employer to prove the worker would have been
disciplined or terminated regardless of the leave request or usage.

https://webapps.dol.gov/elaws/                                       
FILE A COMPLAINT MONDAY MORNING IF YOU BELIEVE YOUR RIGHTS HAVE BEEN
VIOLATED! 

DON'T SIGN A WAIVER
WASTE NO MORE TIME
MOST ATTORNIES WORK ON CONTINGENCY 
THIRD PARTIES CAN FILE A COMPLAINT

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 28 January 2018

Interstate commerce - federal regulations\rules usually govern.
However, there are state laws that RRs have to comply with.

Name: RRJim
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 28 January 2018

Most trainmasters have the Locomotive Engineer FRA Certification here in
the states. CSX was doing that before I retired in 2010. It doesn't
make them qualified. With Trumps appointees to the FRA, STB, NTSB
etc... anything can happen. That's where politics comes in to play.
Then there is Congress who can enact laws governing the railroads.
Unions have been trying to get Congress to vote in a law to keep two
people onboard trains. So far the GOP hasn't done it, even though some
states have enacted such laws. Railroads don't come under state laws
they come under federal requirements.

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

Foote will train managers to run trains, to make up for the short fall
of employees. They said it could not happen. But I figure he will try
because it is not a safety issue. Just a Labour,issue.

Name: RRJim
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 28 January 2018

Xlc

One big board has been written on the wall for quite some time. We saw
that coming when they did away with anyone else establishing prior
rights and formed consolidated rosters. What has protected it from
happening was still having people with prior rights working. Once they
all retire anything can happen. I use to get calls off my freight pool
trying to force me to work jobs I wasn't qualified on, or jobs on
other subs that I hadn't work in over a year which disqualified me.
Some still tried to force me. I had to tell them that they would have
to explain why I wasn't going to move one inch on that
train/locomotive. I even offered them to call a pilot. They always
backed down.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 28 January 2018

From now on men the big monsters in Jacksonville are the hunters and you
my friends are the hunted. Hope those cars and houses are paid up and
you have a plan to fall back on. I spent fifteen years thinking I
couldn't do better than CSX. I was wrong! I ventured out of my
territory away from my flock and found piece, love, insurance that was
actually better, weight control that saved My life. A routine where I
return to my bed at night for a full 8-9 hours of healthy sleep. I
still own The same home and vehicle. much different financially for the
simple fact that half the shit they take out of your checks broke you
down to way lesser amount of money. I hope each and everyone of you can
get out and say enough is enough before your hunted and skinned by Mr
Foote! Good luck

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 27 January 2018

You all F***ed in the a** now! Have fun

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 27 January 2018

Thatís what Hh did to cn cp,and Hh trained Foote. Ya it sucks no more
incentive and if you roll into town before your time is up. You will
switch in yard. They want bang for there buck. New realities!!!

Name: Xlc
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 27 January 2018

Wake up people! 
 Reality check. It's over for you. The union's aren't going to stop
it. You will become a big super pool. You will have no seniority except
for vacation bids. They already did it to the Nashville division. Get
used to the idea. You will become a big "bitch"board who will go
everywhere and do everything. You won't get second tickets. You won't
get to retire on one job close to home and working 5 days a week. It's
coming and the union's won't fight it. You won't know where you
working day to day. I'm the road, in the yard, on a local, etc. Expect
many to say the hell with this and quit. Hourly wage is coming. 
Everyone on the same pay for every job. It's coming. Face it. The
railroad industry is chsnging right in front of your face. The upside
to all of this is if everyone gets the same hourly rate to work every
job they are called for and there are no assigned pools and anyone can
be called to do any job then the mishandled call claims should
disappear and violation of work rules should as well. NO NEED FOR A
UNION accept to protect vacations and unfair discipline. Union dues
should be decreased. No reason in hell to pay your union those ungodly
dues. So get ready people. Your next big hurdle will be getting those
union due cut in half.

Name: Lester
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 27 January 2018

All OOS you best  be talking to an attorney.     Notice how your unions
haven't been in contact with you.  Do you believe they're working on
this?   Do not sign a waiver and do not settle for back pay.  Keep all
paper worked mailed to you.  Keep dates, times and names of any contact
with managers. Make a note of all derogatory comments by employees. 
Have you been treated differently or held to a higher standard?   Have
you showed proof to discredit their "honest belief" and they still
refuse to reienstate you?   Do not show weakness at their
investigation.  Stand your ground.  Don't be bullied into a waiver or
signing a resignation.  There is nothing they would like more.  By
signing such it releases them and you would be entitled to nothing.  If
your union rep recommends signing.  She  is not supporting you.

Good Luck

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

Why,

Apparently there's many that don't understand that crew management
doesn't always ask you to step up but forces you to. Same thing as
being called to protect trains that should be called off different crew
base. They don't ask, they tell. And there's nothing you can do about,
take a missed call, you think this union can or will have your back,
think again...

Name: Tm
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 27 January 2018

Get ready!!!
 
Avon crews get ready! Pool trains are getting changed asap! Block
swapping is in the works and train profiles are changed. Intermodal
trains will be doing more work and combined.  Two are already in the
works to be abolished. Union agreement has been changed as well.
Welcome to the world of being used as J jobs with miles consumed if
your called out of your home terminal off pool to work as dog catcher
of to work an industry. NO MORE GOING TO HOTEL TO PROTECT YOUR TURNS.
NO MORE GUARENTEED ROUND TRIPS OFF YOUR POOL! Ask your LC what happened
to your rule 74. Carrier has you by the balls.  Welcome to hell boys!

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

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

Name: U2
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 27 January 2018

I think it's funny the same ones bitching about protected Fmla layoffs.
 Are the same ones who layoff Union, company business,  step up take a
call, step up take a call as an engineer,  stay displaced, don't take
notification,  wait around to tie up,steal over time, to catch their
off days or to miss a bad job.  Drag ass running or drag ass to let the
next Crew do the work.  Who deadheads make multiple stops for smokes or
any other BS.



We all have set standards for others that we alone don't measure up
to.   The hypocrites run deep on the rail.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 27 January 2018

And since your complaining about them whining that people are marked
off. I bet your one of the guys that are always married off.

Name: Trump
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 27 January 2018

I'm guessing millenials came up with their own label because they
didn't like being called cry babies. It's hilarious when I read guys
whining about having to work. Especially the new ones, these days maybe
5 years seniority, that are stuck on an extra board complaining their
local chairman and every one else marking off. Cry babies don't even
get it that if no one marked off you wouldn't even be on an extra
board. Go ahead and run for office and see how you like losing pay and
listening to cry babies everyday complaining about every thing

Name: RRJim
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 27 January 2018

70hrwk

Abuse? You're making money. You shouldn't care about what others are
doing. I would think with all these smart phones etc... you could check
to see if they're calling you for your job or trying to run you up.
When I retired in 2010 there was a 10 minute window to contact CMC
after getting a call. If you're working the extra board then you
don't have a choice. I understand it. Back in the days on the EB we
got out right on our rest. I doubt that's changed. It's a tough life
but I wouldn't call it abuse. It makes a person stronger.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 27 January 2018

The biggest bunch of babies I've ever saw in my life. You guys are
never happy about anything. I Thaught I had it bad until these dumb
hillbillies from Erwin TN came to town. Now the whole dam trio is gloom
and doom! I wish those pansy's would go home or shut the hell up. Lost
your terminal in 2015 and still crying in 2018. Move on! Your wife's
next. While your running up and down the railroad crying over coal big
bubba is pounding your wife! We have one guy in particular from a place
called flag pond TN. I here his wife's already taking another
railroader in and keeping him warm at night.  Sweet dreams at the Days
Inn Boyz!

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

Cindy Sanborn is now at Union Pacific.

That is all

Name: tea
E-mail: 
Employed as: Yard Master, for 10-20 years
Posted: 26 January 2018

With all the corporate tax cuts.   I'm  sure are beloved RR will give
us a bonus.   I'm holding my breath and will keep checking my
paystubs.

Name: 70hrwk
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 26 January 2018

Friday and you guessed it. Both Local Chairmen laid off union business
today.   About a dozen displaced playing their games.  I'm tired of
the abuse.  The ones that work always have to pick the slack up. 
Constantly having undue hardship of working more than scheduled.  
Never knowing when everyone will disappear.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 26 January 2018

Layed off trainman,when I was layed off as conductor. I was able to
transfer over to car shop,been there ever since have my welding 1A
driving licence and learnt a lot a skills. That way my years of service
is still with pention etc. Donít quit get a job in the rr system if you
can. And if you canít take the layoff get different street job until
you are called back..I know guys that got layed  off took pention money
quit company. Most will not be able to retire early

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

HR

Not going to happen SnowFlake.  I'm sorry you have no education or
training.  If you're bound to your job for lack of skills I pity you.

11th MEU
Tradesman
College grad

I'll be just fine.

Name: HR
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years
Posted: 26 January 2018

Conductor 1-10 
Really?  Moonlighting on the side? FMLA while your running your shop
I'm guessing? You would probably claim disability if you could. Rape
the system!  Do everyone who works hard in the field a favor and quit!

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

I had an investigation.   It was an absolute waste of time.  They have
nothing and they know it.    Waiver offered I couldn't keep from
laughing at them.   I wish these silly assholes would terminate me.  
Then I can get the ball rolling.     For now back to my shop to make
some extra cash.   You fucks can't wait me out.    I'm a tradesman
with a small buisness.

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

COME ON CSX!!!


Get the dang 1095 forms on line so I can go see my tax man and get my
refund in before trump chump does something stupid and it screws the
hell out my middle class family!

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

Retired Now

Productivity bonus does count for Railroad Retirement seeing it's
taken out. It should count for a few others that you mentioned. When it
comes down to a contracts backtime pay something we hadn't seen in a
long time the only thing that'll be counted is actual earnings of the
days worked during those two years. I know with the BLE productivity
bonus which I was around for maybe 3 before I retired the bonus for the
previous year didn't count towards the next year. We asked the same
question about it not being counted. The answer was it's a bonus.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 25 January 2018

Double J  u can kiss my big donkey.

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

The name of the game is perseverance,on any issue you have to keep
hammering away at the issue if you know your right. What most large
companies like to do is drag everything out as long as they can. As
people we have become accustomed to the fast fix. And when companies
recognize they have broken down the other side. They offer you crumbs
instead of the full meal deal.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 25 January 2018

Sure would be nice if Anyone that ends up in a Kangaroo Court and\or
any Court, regarding FMLA mark-offs, posts back here on this site -  to
inform all that may look at & read this stuff know how it all went.

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

I tell my LC to offer them dingleberries  a Waiver! Lmfao good one

Name: OfferaWaiver
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 25 January 2018

When you go to Kangaroo court.  Offer CSX a waiver.  (If they pay double
of all loss wages and post a written apology).  You will in return not
see them and their HR reps, and managers in federal court.

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

Rambo and Easy Moey


Much respect.  Hope you get all the law allows.

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

I made CSX hold both boards on me for using my approved Fmla I didnít
back down or let them postpone the board they tried in order to review
my doctor excuse I just removed my doctor excuse from evidence and made
them hold the board with approved Fmla we donít need a doctors excuse
donít let CSX push u around people and donít sign waivers and show
weakness I told them Iíd see them in Federal court

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

RRJim:

Have no clue how ble stuff works,  but at least in the not too long ago
past my UTU/B&O Productivity Fund Pay & also all\any penalty claim(s)
paid counted towards year-end RR Retire. earnings [& taxes].

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

Easy money


You know of men signing a waiver to come back?   If yes,  what are
those guys thinking?     There really is a law firm getting a class
action under way?

Everyone down here keeps getting their show trial postponed.    
Carrier is just jerking the men around.

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

Day 27
Been out of town but I be bak at tha crib.   Took a trip to Little 
place called Vegas baby.    They take care of a man out their.   With
back pay thank will go on Sring brake.   
Bird Trex will go with.    Bonus monies going on a cruise.    Got it
all laid out.    May I have another?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Yard Master, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 25 January 2018

About three months ago they were shutting Avon down and curtailing all
traffic.

They are FULL OF SHIT.     There is a map they throw darts at blind
folded.  That is how this dumbshit is decided.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 25 January 2018

Wheres all this increased indianapolis traffic going to come from?

Name: RRJim
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 25 January 2018

Your productivity pay is a bonus that's why it isn't counted as
earnings. Same thing for penalty claims. Only thing counted as earnings
is the basic day & OT.

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

Why are we not getting ble match bonus on raise call lc tell them itís
12. % the last two years we are due it every one needs to say something

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

Where has mr ed gone and mayi haveanother gone you guys catch a good
vacation

Name: Backpay
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 25 January 2018

Back pay statement is on gateway now and is date as 012618, we will get
2 separate checks on fri.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 25 January 2018

You will receive the backpay this Friday don't expect much for what was
given up for it
and for the lay off employees they even took insurance co-pay out.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 24 January 2018

They do have another week, buy they always  pay on Friday, no matter
what kind of pay it is. So it would be on this week's earnings
statement because next Friday is after the 31st. 60 days is up on
Wednesday.

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

Condr. 1-10:
The carriers have at least another week, no problemo.
Read\review the contractual agreement - side letter #1.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 24 January 2018

Well boys and girls, this is the week we're supposed to get our back
pay. Shouldn't it have already been in our earnings statements? What
is the next move if we don't get it before the 31st? What is the
company's penalty if they don't pay us on time? Is there anything, or
can they just do what they want like everything else? The way things
have been going, I could see them screwing us out of it somehow, or at
least make us wait longer. What do you guys think?

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

To all:

C'mon, - Do not even start to be naÔve enough to believe what was
written in a prior post.

1. 1st off, it's extremely doubtful at best - a real corporate person
would ever post on this site.

2. Even if someone in corporate should tell any union officer anything
- no hard, factual iron-clad info (proof) would be provided that could
be shown to members. 

3. Historically,  big shot co. execs. make plans and unions have to
play catch-up. Has that changed?  Don't think so.  If anyone truly
believes a co. like csx will let their unionized workforces know ahead
of time anything that may be in store, well again, c'mon.

4. Unions do care.  Their very existence depends upon member support.
They are far from perfect but in the end, blue-collar workers are
better off in the long run with 'em.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 24 January 2018

Trying to let the Clock run out.    Don't be fooled.
You have no friends with the company or your Union.

https://webapps.dol.gov/elaws/whd/fmla/13.aspx

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 24 January 2018

I didnít even touch on coal. The company and as far as I know other
railroads see no true return of the coal industry. The people over
these dealings are in meetings and calls with customers all the time.
The word from the utilities is NO we have no intention of building new
coal fired plants or upgrading existing ones. The only true believers
of coal are about 25 percent of the mining companies that are serviced
that really donít generate enough to return any manpower or other
resources. Duke Energy, Georgia Power and TVA have all basically been
on the same page when negotiating contracts with CSX....Our plans
consist of a mix of natural gas, nuclear, hydro, and wind.  Most have
future capital invested between nuclear and hydro upgrades. CSX plans
to make more profits off of equipment for these new facilities than
coal over a five year timeline.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 24 January 2018

Your UTU general chair knows the fate and he isnít telling. Matter of
fact Iím pretty sure all the UTU generals and BLE generals know a lot
more than they tell. Iíve saw a lot in 39 years. The unions donít care
about you.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 24 January 2018

Willard is Screwed with the leadership at the top and some of laziest
local management and so much traffic slashed and the already large cuts
in man power it is only a matter of time the rest gets cut and that the
company don't look past the next quarter earnings and don't give a
shit about the long term effects of there decisions Willard is only
screwed so good luck to the few that are left.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 20-30 years
Posted: 24 January 2018

Wondering if with all these lines up for review what that means for
Willard Ohio anyone know this??

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

Told You So

You're absolutely correct. This leasing & selling off lines has been
going on for decades. In my area CSX leased a 196 mile mainline around
2002 to a shortline railroad. CSX still runs MTY coal & grain trains
over it. CSX didn't want to work the industries running locals
anymore. Up till then CSX was only leasing branch lines. Chessie System
did the same during the '70s closing & tearing up tracks. A few years
later it bit them on the rear end when business boomed and yards &
sidings were gone. Seems one thing they haven't learned is to look at
the future possibilities.

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

Cond 1-10

I hope my tax guy is wrong. I doubt it he's a certified CPA. When I
talked to him a few weeks ago the feds haven't released the tax bill.
He's been doing his own research seeing tax time is approaching so he
can answer questions. A lot of railroaders have gone to him the last
30+ years and still do. I don't know how this is going to affect
Railroad Retirement. I might have to take out more for taxes. The meal
allowance falls under work expenses same as business expenses. The GOP
might of raised the standard deduction for individuals & married
couples but it has a price. What's troubling is it's only temporary
till 2025. Then Congress will have to go through the BS of voting to
extend it, make it permanent, or end it. If they don't then everything
is gone. Don't know where we'll end up but it won't be nice.

Name: OldHat
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 24 January 2018

UTU. Ble. What the hell?  Get your head out of the carrier's ass.   Why
haven't there been any pushback over all the men being pulled OOS.   If
there has been.  Why the hell the secrecy?     This is major news, there
should be postings on our union websites.    If it's deemed the union
was involved.  We will hold both organizations and individuals
accountable alongside with the carriers.      

We will not sit quietly on this matter.   We pay more in union dues
than any other unionized work force.   We get very little in return.  
Do your job.   Give the men updates and information on how to proceed. 
A union designated attorney should be speaking with these men today.  
The union should have filed a complaint with the DOL.  

Do your job or step down.

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

Has anyone been put back on service for marking off fmla during
Christmas or everyone still out.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 10-20 years
Posted: 24 January 2018

http://trn.trains.com/news/news-wire/2018/01/23-csx-to-retain-former-bo-main-over-sand-patch

Name: RE; Stephanie K.
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 24 January 2018

CP Conductor Stephanie K.:

If you can provide one photo of a male [shirtless] employee on any
social media site, including a manager, who is following subordinate 
employees on such sites, then you can fill in the ($$) dollar amount
on your settlement check!

Hang Tough, You Have My Vote!

Name: Told You So
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 24 January 2018

I do believe I told you men and woman about the master timeline on here
about a year ago. The plan to sell the company off into pieces and
contract out services. Now itís happening as the company has announced
that they will now try to lease or sell around 8000 miles of the
network. Ladies and gentlemen do I have your attention now? You think
this started with Harrison? No it started back when the plan was for
Cindy to take the ranks. The plan for future operation at least looking
ahead for the next year is to reduce the CSX union workforce by 11,000
employees as talks are already underway for contracted services in
specialty areas. The company plans a reduction of around 275-375 more
management positions. CSX plans to have only a regional management
system where no one is in lower level positions. I have heard them say
we donít need all this man agent in operations when we have all this
technology to track the crews every move via the sky. The company sees
no value in the former clinchfield and B&O territory. The company does
have business on those lines, but as stated by Mr Harrison and Mr Foote
the areas in this market are not generating income even after basically
idling these areas. The company not only plans to market this 8000
miles of network, but 100 percent idle all operations in at least 3700
miles that may not get leased or sold. The company has plans in place
to do this within hours in the early morning hours after setting up
limited manpower in these locations to prevent opposition. You may not
remember my post from about a year ago and then again you may? But I
hope now you will take my warning seriously. Get out while you can!
Run!

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

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/cp-rail-stephanie-katelnikoff-facebook-1.4498140
Second time she has been fired!

Name: CorrUPt DW Hannah retired
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 23 January 2018

UP General [corrUPt] Chairman has finally retired! He's already 
regarded as the most corrupt union officer ever. His salaries from the
union and the UP, far exceeded the amount earned by the international
officers!

What a worthless Piece of Shit...Audit the books and you will see why!

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

Ya I hear you buddy I like this site,went threw four years of Hh. Ya I
have sent you guys some warnings about Hh. Trust me I feel for what you
people are going threw.

Name: ape
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 23 January 2018

CANADA APE

We don't give a rats ass about OLE' Canada. We live in the United
States. You got problems there then fix them. You got any useful
American advice that can help then post away,

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 23 January 2018

WW-2 info available online?  [Like statements of earnings, etc?]
Great -- need internet access and a printer for a hard copy.
On my dime. 
OK, get 'em that way. I for one won't.  Keep it up - what if it
becomes the standard way? - less expense for the co. & less work for
workers = more job cuts.  They need to be sent hard copy via the USPS.
I'll wait for the retroactive wage increase(s) too - we'll get it.

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

Letís make a deal we will take TRUMP any day in Canada. You can have
prime minister Trudeau, our guy is a princess. We will sweeten  the pot
you can have the whole liberal party. Lol

Name: SMH
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 23 January 2018

January 23, 2018  and Trainmaster David Benson is still a fuckin
dumbass. Why hasn't someone busted him in the cocksucker?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 23 January 2018

2017 W-2 forms now available online......

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

RRJIM 

If your info is right them we better start coming down on our union's
to get us a hell of alot more than the cheap shit they pay us. No one
can pay for 2-3 meals with the crap they pay unles you eat 3 kids meals
at burger king.  Besides, our meals fall under the USDOT guide lines. We
aren't claiming business meals. We aren't management out drinking and
dining customers or writing off strip club drinks. I'm going to make
sure when I file my taxes that we find a way to keep the meal claims.
The company doesn't pay government standard to begin with! If that dog
crap trump thinks he's going to starve railroader out he's got another
lesson to learn.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 23 January 2018

That's hell of an idea.  Where do these idiots come from?



https://www.wsj.com/articles/csx-board-to-require-ceos-to-get-annual-physical-exam-1516724880

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 23 January 2018

With no real strategy to grow carloads or revenue and an investor who
wants to cash out this long in the tooth leadership group will:  

Sell assets, Raise rates, & Fire people 

So to start:

Spin off one third of the network and get rid of at least 20% more in
people.

It sets up nicely for a sale. 

Also, Capex is being reduced so more can be returned to the investors

They are the dressing the ďpigĒ up for market.....

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

Just to make you Americans feel better. Canada per capita has highest
det. In world for every dollar we make we owe $1.71 income tax 33
percent. Then taxed again provincial  and federal tax when you buy
something. Where they really get us is natural gas to heat our homes
six months a year. High property taxes freedom expensive. And imagrants
come here get citizenship then go back to there home country. When they
need medical they come back to Canada for all the free stuff. All the
imagrants that exited the USA. Are walking across the boarder into
Canada. And we are stuck with them. Our prime minister has no balls he
sits down when he pees.If we need a surgery that there is long list
for,if we have the money we come to USA for it. Itís a rich mans world.

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

Going to doctor, here in Canada if you work or on welfare.Its first come
first serve no private medical. It is all covered by Medicare. People
think it is free but we pay for it out of taxes.

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

Next week is the beginning of February. They have up into Jan 31st to
issue W2's by law. Some might get them early. What's the hurry?
Unless someone is furloughed. Claim everything you can this year. Next
year there's a lot of changes. My tax guy told me that under this new
tax bill road meal allowances are gone. That's a heavy hit. I know
when I claimed them on taxes it was $8000-$9000+ a year. It must be
true on CNBC stock reports it was discussed that business lunches
etc... could no longer be deducted on taxes. When the GOP states they
want to simplify taxes it's never a good thing for middle class
Americans. Been there before under Reagan's 1986 tax bill changes. We
lost all interest deductions on loans other than the mortgage. The GOP
went for the mortgage interest this time. I don't think it passed even
though I heard second mortgages, home equity loans, and home equity line
of credit will no longer be allowed to deduct.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 23 January 2018

W2's are there and the back pay will be coming in the next week.

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

W2's don't have to be issued till January 31st, It's been that way
FOREVER. As for back time that could take some time seeing CSX has to
calculate everyone's earnings. Most likely early February. I wouldn't
call CSX thieves. But, they could hold on to it for as long as they can
legally.

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

Raped

I've read posts on here of several people who have received charge
letters. Some have been offered waivers, others are still waiting on
the date of the investigation, others have had theirs cancelled for
whatever reason. If I hadn't been charged yet I'd find out why from
my LC. There is a time limit (30 days) where CSX has to charge someone
or it becomes void. I don't see why one can't collect the OOS
insurance. The charges are not for a Rule "G", missing a call,
sleeping, or insubordination which are the 4 main reasons a claim would
be denied. According to everyone affected the FMLA mark offs were legit.
The only reason I can think of for the OOS insurance to be denied would
be if the mark off wasn't legit. It's one or the other. There's a
couple different OSS companies the one I had for decades was LE&CMPA.
The only thing not covered were the ones I posted. You're right if no
charges have been filed no claim. Once this comes to a conclusion I'd
file a claim. If denied file an appeal. CMC marked everyone off FMLA in
my opinion that made it legit. CSX to come back and question it is
troubling.

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

THIEVES

Where's my back pay? Where's my W-2?  How come its taking so long to
pay us but you have no problem taking back my rightfully earned pay
within two weeks of me working a job? Your real good at taking money
that isn't yours! Making interest off my money that's due me should
be illegal. I should be getting every dime of that interest the minute
it was agreed you were to pay us!

Name: UP Conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 23 January 2018

The Feds Can Be Your Worst Nightmare:

Going to the feds to report corporate thugs can backfire. Especially if
you don't initially contact the right department, because your
complaint  can get passed around to several departments, and someone in
between will alert the railroad's lobbyist. And the lobbyist will
notify the connected board member, who will then, notify the railroad
about your 
complaint.

Union Pacific is represented one of the largest lobbying firm in
America:

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Felp, LLP....This firm advises the Department
of Labor of employee complaints in the Transportation Department.

The firm played an important role in reducing UP'S Drug Running Scene,
to a substantial reduction of fines and possible jail time.

Jose H. Villarreal serves as a board member for UP. He also works as a
consultant for the named lobbying firm. So, when an employee files a
federal complaint, the Department of Labor seeks advice from the
lobbyist, and the lobbyist notifies the board member (Villarreal), who
will then notify the railroad.

Be advised to know who your company's board of directors are, and
what's their field of expertise is. And most of the time, the road
leads to the Feds.
Has anyone ever wondered why most of the FRA officials are in inactive
status from the railroads they're suppose to be monitoring?

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

How Do I File a Complaint with the Secretary of Labor?

You may file a complaint with the Secretary of Labor. You should
contact the nearest office of the Wage and Hour Division of the
Employment Standards Administration, U.S. Department of Labor. Record
your complaint in writing and then present it in person, by letter, or
by phone. At that point, the merits of your complaint will be reviewed.
If the Department does decide to take action, it will first try to solve
your problem administratively by negotiating with the employer. If these
negotiations are unsuccessful and if it believes the FMLA was in fact
violated, the Secretary may sue the employer on behalf of the employee.



https://webapps.dol.gov/elaws/whd/fmla/13.aspx

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EP9BpYZ5lJA check this out!

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

By the year 2020 in the USA,33 percent of the population will be
Millenial generation.6 out of10 of this generation could not change a
light bulb or tire on a car. One of the most important things to them
is flexible hours in the work place. So this is the future pool of
people to hire from. I do not blame this generation for the way they
are. I blame the parents and teachers. From all the conductors they
hired where I work,only twenty percent lasted a year. The others got
fired or just packed it in. One of the biggest challenges was this
generation having to be away from there phones while on the job. A lot
would not eat at dinner break they would just be into there phones on
there breaks. Some even brought there mothers to the job interviews!!!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 22 January 2018

Call Today


https://webapps.dol.gov/elaws/whd/fmla/13.aspx

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 22 January 2018

oos insurance can't be collected for this.  Only unemployment.

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

RRJIM

You are totally wrong. Not a single one of us can collect the OOS! 
These son of a bitches haven't officially charge us with anything.
They just have us OOS pending an investigation. We are sitting in
Limbo!  They know what they are doing. I don't know about other
companies but eh UTU OOS isn't paying a thing until an official charge
is put on us.  This is bullshit. This company cant go to hell fast
enough!

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

Kitten

??????

It's your spouse that is affected? I'd let it go. It's their
decision. In these cases it's best to wait for the union to do their
job. At times nothing moves fast. If your spouse has Job Protection
Insurance they can collect it plus RRB unemployment. If they didn't
take out the insurance then that would be irresponsible. I don't know
if getting a third party involved at this point helps. It could
complicate matters. It could tie the unions hands on settling it.

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

That fmla sounds like a good deal for employees. In Canada in our
collective agreement they have to grant you leave of absence if there
are people laid off in your craft. But if no one is laid off they can
deny you leave because they say puts hardship on company. If you go off
on medical stress leave they can make it hard to come back. They make
you jump threw a lot of whoops. You people much better plan.

Name: Na
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 21 January 2018

Corp.

Shut your mouth. Your social media post will be forwarded too for
threatening other posters. Send an email to the webmaster asking him to
explain how he has this domain protected. Stupid company mole!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 1-10 years
Posted: 21 January 2018

Here is a free one.   When you speak to your attorney be sure let them
know how are layoff board works.   Employers are not allowed to show
why someone is off.     The RR had a direct hand in a hostile work
environment by providing anyone the information how or why someone is
off.

" QUESTION :Can one employee say anything to another employee that
constantly takes FMLA and is putting a burden on coworkers?

ANSWER No. This is absolutely inappropriate, and as an employer you
need to put a stop to it. Federal law permits an employee to take up to
12 weeks of unpaid, job-protected leave under FMLA. That same law
prevents the employee from being harassed by the employer or coworkers
for using FMLA. Such actions are illegal retaliation and as an employer
you face fines and other penalties if you permit an employee to do
this.

As an employer, it is your obligation to hire, train and schedule
enough staff so that use of FMLA is not a major imposition on
coworkers. The problem here is not the use of FMLA ó it is
understaffing."

Better add this to annual pods training.

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

Should a person call and file a complaint if their spouse hasn't?  I
can't decide if we should wait it out.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 21 January 2018

Don't expect or desire to hurt them.   Only expect them to follow the
law.   Dol is already speaking with them.     There will be lawsuits
against company,managers, human resources and employees who have built
a hostile work environment.    To all who are commenting on fellow
employees leave keep it up. You and co workers know who you are.    You
will be held liable. Social media post have been saved and forwarded.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 21 January 2018

An old timer told me long ago. That it is pretty hard to hurt a company
of this size!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 1-10 years
Posted: 21 January 2018

They're dragging their feet.   They know they are in the wrong.  
Don't take it sitting down.    Don't put it off.  3rd parties can
file a complaint.  

                                                        CALL ASAP
https://webapps.dol.gov/elaws/whd/fmla/13.aspx

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

May I have another what doc did you see for the carpal tunnel I have the
the same problem as you I believe I need some Fmla for all the rubbing
out

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

Brenda
What up girl?   Don't worry bout your financial mess come hang with
me. Shout out

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

Day 19
Woke up feed my bird.  I'm making and eye patch.   Dig out a puffy
shirt.  Try to teach Trex  to sit on my shoulder.  I need a wooden
sword too.   Gonna be a fun paid day off. 
And Bacon Waffles for brakefast. Updates later my brothers.

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

I'm sick of all the co abusing displacement.   Constantly causing
others hardships.  You know who you are.  I hope CSX comes down hard
you all. This is out of control.  We need the bid system now.   CSX and
the utu is just as guilty as the men letting this go on.   Making others
work more.  Never knowing when everyone is going to disappear.   We have
around 6-12 displaced playing their games any given day.  Not to mention
local chairman laying off all weekends to mark up early Monday to catch
a mail train. 
Or lay off to. Extend their vacations off days or to catch a holiday
watch the Super Bowl.

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

UP Date....


It is also called whole body vibration injury. There are several jobs
that fall under this condition. One of the most common is with tank
drivers in the military and those who use jack hammers. I am in the
process of suing for the condition. Do not ask me to give details. My
attorney and medical doctor are having enough trouble and resistance
from the railroad now.

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

Mayihavenever, Your a dickhead for one the blonde you talk about that's
a wig idiot next time you get in someone's pants and find a bigger
package than yours keep it to yourself.  FYI next time you fall in love
check he/she for an Adams apple dick breath

Name: UP Date Vibration Exposure
E-mail: felaclaims@up.com
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for N/A
Posted: 19 January 2018

A lot of response from the article regarding Vibrations Exposure...And
some are not clear what vibration exposure claims are.

The FELA claim designation is: Excessive Locomotive Lateral Motion
Exposure Syndrome. The statue of limitation to file a claim is three
prior to the onset of your injuries.

You can also google (railroad vibration exposure claims, and or 
symptoms/conditions.

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

Corporate


I be smiling my big white teeth show up for miles.   My condition
ain't got nothing to do with physical.  I be coming and going.  Mowing
the grass jumping off the house. Chasing the blonde neighbor.   Video
tape  my big ass.

Name: yours truly
E-mail: 10047
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 19 January 2018

what is the youngest date working in buffalo what long pools are left to
williard  enineers // conductors . I have been off for years

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 19 January 2018

Mayihaveanother smile for the camera when you leave the house!

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

Day18
Another paid weekend off.  Got me a pet bird today. Trying to teach him
to say I like blondes and I'm suing those mofos.   Snow fort about
gone. Slide has melted.   Have to find something new to do. 

Good to hear from u OG RRJ

Kitten where you from girl?

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

Three railroaders found not guilty of 47 counts of manslaughter in
lac-megantic Quebec Canada.

Name: bollweevil
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 19 January 2018

HEY!,  where is my back pay, all the experts in the crew room said we
would be getting it today (1/19). well i guess they can earn another
few days of interest if they wait until the 31st to payout. meanwhile
I'm off FMLA.. FOUR DAY WEEKEND BITCHES.. #fuckfoote

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

I think that pretty cool you can sue your employer for many things. In a
lot of ways your really a head of our system in Canada. Here everything
is for the employer.The worker her gets fucked. If you get hurt on the
job in Canada, and canít work. You most likely end up on welfare. You
canít sue company.

Name: billydee
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 19 January 2018

I heard today they're going to try and wait it out until your insurance
expires.  Then place a waiver in front of you.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 19 January 2018

kangaroo court is over.  everyone of you managers and hr personnel.
Your names will be on the list of defendants.  

thank you

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 19 January 2018

File a Complaint today
                3rd parties can file also


https://webapps.dol.gov/elaws/whd/fmla/13.aspx

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 19 January 2018

APE 10-20,

Hearing several line segments are up for consideration.  Besides lines
in the coal fields, some of the lines which have been mentioned are:

Most of Michigan, which is no secret: Grand Rapids, Plymouth & Detroit
Subs, Saginaw sub, Port Huron sub,  St. Lawrence & Montreal subs,
Decatur Sub, P&A, Bainbridge, & Callahan subs, IL & IN subs

Name: RRJim
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 19 January 2018

Some of the post have been interesting reading.

HR, made some good points that were actually warning people what not to
do. He's correct a lot of people don't read the notices and the
warning about FMLA could of been posted. All one has to do is go check
it out on the general notices to see if it was posted. It has always
been our responsibility to keep ourselves informed. At times it was
difficult to do. Besides carrying all the rule books we all had to have
all system & general bulletin's which by the end of a quarter it was
3-4 inches of extra paperwork weighting about 10 lbs. 

Lloyd, made some good points. The harsh attendance policies that
evolved under Mike Ward & Tony Ingram made people become creative on
getting some time off. I can see that FMLA would be one of those
routes. FMLA wasn't used or even known about other than for a family
member during my days on CSX. 

Those in transportation have never had available sick days. That's
always made it difficult. After 2003 it became more difficult. I spent
more than one trip sick running a locomotive hoping for a long hotel
time to get better. CSX wasn't accepting doctor notes back then
either. Maybe it's time those in transportation start demanding the
unions get sick days into an agreement. It's got to be one or the
other, CSX allows people to mark off sick or there are sick days
available.

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

Conductor 1-10 senior may junior must.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 18 January 2018

Do something about all this, you 10-20 year idiots!

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

APE 20-30 
What are the line segments being offered for sale in regards to your
post?

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

They make big announcement of layoffs to appease the share holders. At
same time bring people back threw the back door silently.

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

Read on the street that CSX revenue is down,and the only thing that is
propping up shares is cutting where ever CSX can. And sales of what
ever they can sell. After that if revenue does not pick up I can
foresee that the stock will start to decline. Foote is no genius, the
waves he is making,might sink his own boat!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 18 January 2018

Hearing the CSX line segments for sale or lease are being finalized and
will be sent to G&W, Omnitrax, Watco along with others within the next
two weeks.

Name: Cp
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 18 January 2018

Managers that quit and got fired under Hh. They had trouble fill any of
these jobs because of the negative treatment. Now that they canít find
no one they are hiring the managers back that quit and got fired. And
what I also heard they laid out certain conditions before they accepted
to come back. Amazing!Creal really desperate!

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

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

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 18 January 2018

Ape

Can't disagree with your statement.   I do believe this insanity would
be going on with or without the snowflakes.   Ask are Canadian brothers
and sisters.   Whatever bs they put up.  It's when not if we will deal
with the same.   Most lower level managers will suck up the kool aid.  
They're now clerks, Rfe and janitors.   It won't be long before
they're T&E.

Name: Lived threw it
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 18 January 2018

I read article on here that more layoffs to come. I will tell you the
people that are left working. Management will get the whip out and try
to get double the work out of each employee. Call in sick more than
once every ninety days and you go for statements. We had guy miss three
shifts was fired from company. They monitored an employees production
and if they felt it was not good enough you where put on notice for
performance improvement. They want to run the place with as few
employees as possible without recalling anyone. Ya they had us under
the microscope and still do.

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

Truth is generations of hard working railroaders, fought hard and made
sacrifices for all employees to have the benefits that are in the
collective agreement. And takes a few cry baby snowflakes to fuck it
all up. Truth hurts!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 1-10 years
Posted: 18 January 2018

300 million paid out for 8 months
3000 jobs cut
Customers alienated
Boot program slashed
Property sold off
Locos stored
Cars stored 
Hump yards shutdown
Fmla scrutinized
Weather mark off abolished
Employees enduring undue hardships
Key employees pushed out
Internal investigation
100s cut back to craft
100s relocated
People doing 2,3 or more jobs
Local chairman being charged for Union buisness on property
2000 more suspected job cuts
Corporate tax cut
And a motherfucker wants to side with this company

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 18 January 2018

Tell The truth LLoyd.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 18 January 2018

HR

System notice doesn't cover most not receiving their "Warning
Letters."   No matter your opinion doesn't change the facts.  
Different set of standards.

As far as a "bad train"  they're all the same.  I operate the
controls and very seldom ever leave the cab.  12 hrs running or 12 hrs
stopped  reading company rules.   All trains pay the same.  A "BAd
Train" is a new hire statement and opinion at best. 

No most don't care that one is off sick.   I make around $4000 a half.
Work about the same hours regardless who is or who isn't available.
The ones who do claim to care are wannabe TMs or LCs same mentality for
most part. They want to be in everyone's buisness. 

I have my time in so whatever happens to me I'll be fine.   Good luck
not being cut in 2018 by the company you so desperately defend.

Name: Lloyd
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for 20-30 years
Posted: 18 January 2018

Hey HR, (if you're really HR or corporate) go fuck yourself.  Your
company abused all the employees with that bullshit attendance policy
first.  You wonder why people abuse fmla?  We get points for doctors
notes for god sakes.  You people have no clue in Jax.  I'm probably
just replying to a troll or a company suck ass but just in case you're
corporate, I hope every single employee continues to abuse and misuse
the program until you stupid mfers wanna come up with something
realistic!!!  Who's worse HR?  The company who abuses the employees or
the employees that abuse a broken system?  Now go do a sit n spin on one
of those rusty brake sticks you stole from us.

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

I find it hard to believe that a person would go threw all the trouble
of going to doctor etc. To use this fmla and the doctors have to take
some responsibility for going along with the miss use. And yes the
abusers do make it bad for people that have real issues and need the
program. I find it hard to take that a person would go threw all this
to avoid certain trains. Your not physically over worked in cab of a
unit. We inspect the trains in all kinds of weather. And just did our
jobs. Ya mechanical abuse it to. You donít know what you have till itís
gone.

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

LOCO 30+

You are sadly mistaken. Every single employee had the ability to read
the system wide notices that were circulated on your computers at work.
The fact is that T&E employees are the worst for not reading their
required paperwork. You do not read notices because you are not
required to carry them. Do not deny this fact. There is a good chance
you never read a single notice.  A warning notice was on the system
that made it clear to everyone what the proper use of FMLA is and what
is considered misuse( using to extend off days or dodge jobs,etc.) You
know this is a fact. There are abusers out there. You for some reason
seem to think that it is okay since you obviously feel a need to defend
them. The facts still remain. You have abusers and they know who they
are. You complain about them but don't do anything to help correct the
situation.  CSX has had enough of the abusers. There is no doubt that
those employees who have stood back and watched these abusers reap the
awards of dodging horrible trains and jobs and extending their off days
are very happy that something is finally being done. Do you actually
think it is fair to other employees to have to pick up all the slack
and take that horrible job just to cover another who takes advantage of
the system?  I think not! We suggest you all start reading your notices.
Do not lie and say that you all do. It is a known fact that most of you
don't!

Name: mayIhaveAnother
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 18 January 2018

Day17 It be getting serious up in here.  To whoever mentioned B&O
Chairman has number to lawyer thanks. be calling today.  

HR let us know how you feel when you get cut in 2018
That be some funny stuff right their

RRJ
OG what up hadnt heard from u

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

There is no cure for Stupid!

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

A picture is worth a thousand words. Donít be surprised that CSX wonít
hire investigators to lock on to some abusers. They just follow the
person and tape them,insurance companies compinsation board. They have
tape on people they feel are abusing it. Your only safe in your house.
Your wide open once you leave the house and they can use gps from your
phone.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 18 January 2018

hr

aiding and abetting their
employees in breaking the law is to do something about it.

You have been drinking the kool aid for a while. 

Not everyone received warning letter prior to.  so thanks for that.

Honest suspicion is all they have. Without proof such as video,witness
or social media they are wasting their time. Pattern or excess doesn't
hold up. Should have asked for a recert or 2nd and 3rd opinion. 

P.S Let us know how you feel when your job is cut in 2018

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

Thank you for the information regarding the waiver, just as I
suspected.

I also agree to NOT sign the waiver. Doing so is almost certain
termination if one was to ever be investigated for FMLA abuse again. It
also takes away all ability to sue, because you'd be admitting you did
abuse your leave.

I'm on my third twelve month period of FMLA intermittent leave, and I
have NEVER received any "warning letters" concerning my actual use of
FMLA leave. I know of those who have, though.

CSX also requested me to re certify my FMLA leave due to an increase in
the usage estimated by my health care provider. Not only did I complete
the re certification paperwork(which has already been approved by the
FMLA department), I had my health care provider write a letter stating
my leave during the time period of the charge letter was in fact for my
personal serious condition. Still no word from the company.

As for the "honest belief" claim in defense of a retaliation lawsuit,
it's really hit or miss, when you search online for the outcome. In a
nutshell, the defense is that the company had an honest belief of FMLA
abuse, and even if they are wrong, they can't be held liable in a
retaliation lawsuit. BUT, everything you read online shows examples of
where the company had some sort of actaul proof the leave was being
misused. In our case, the only proof the company has is that leave was
taken. Not that it was taken for other reasons, just taken period.
During a certain time frame. I don't think it works that way. Neither
does my lawyer.

Best of luck to all involved. Please keep others in the loop as to
what's happening. 

My lawyer is aware of all this. He has advised me on how to proceed if
the investigation is completed. I have plenty of money to wait this
out, even if it takes years. I will admit to nothing.

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

kitten

Cant understand the thought process? How about corporate office
watching their employees for two years and finally realizing they were
not just abusing their FMLA but breaking federal law. How does an
employer stop this? They send out several notices warning the employees
about abusing the FMLA federal program. Don't even start with your
nonsense on how the company is at fault for this. The only way to stop
the abusers and keep from being charged with aiding and abetting their
employees in breaking the law is to do something about it. They are
well within their rights to pull those who marked off during the
Christmas holiday and investigate whether or not they violated federal
law. You don't think the company is keeping records of how many people
take FMLA the day before their off days? How about the ones who take it
every single pay day. How about the ones who took off for the super
bowl. How about the ones who take off every fourth of July and so on.
Not to mention the ones who have set a pattern of marking off when they
are lined up for an unpopular train. DO NOT pretend that you don't know
this is happening. You and all your fellow employees know it.
Supervisors have heard all of you complaining and talking about your
fellow employees behind their backs yet as soon as the company takes a
stance you want to back them and act like your their best friends. Yes,
there may be some that have a legitimate reason for being off on the
Christmas holiday and they will be exonerated and reimbursed for lost
wages. Those who abused it will be the first examples of employees who
will be disciplined for abusing a federal program. It is a shame that
people have to take advantage of everything they can for their own self
interest and then when these bad apples bring attention to those who are
innocent they suffer the least and the innocent suffer the most.
Dishonesty has caused this problem. We suggest the next time you know
one of your employees is breaking the law and misusing a federal
program that you warn him/her and make it clear you wont stand for
anymore attention being brought down on the innocent by standers.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 18 January 2018

offered 30 day actual suspension.  With time served going against it.  
They wanted me to admit I abused my leave.  I did no such thing.  I've
proof on to top of my certification.   So I told them there was no way
I'd be signing a waiver.   There were others also I dont know if any
took their waiver.

Also we had several in the last year who received "warning letters"
stating they were using their leave not for its intentions. 
conclusion they are holding all who didnt receive said letter at a
different standard.  Be sure to tell your lawyer about these warning
letters that werent received.

They are trying to build their case on an Honest Suspicion.  Which if 
they can it's near impossible to bring charges against them.  Non
union places of employment can fire let go their employees for almost
any reason.  The union shields us of this. So the honest suspicion rule
is all they have.  
Only use your leave for it's intentions. Never post on social media.
never talk to co-workers about your leave.  Never forecast leave. 
dont do anything that could be videotaped an used against you. Your co
workers will hang you if given a chance.

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

To whomever that was offered a waiver, would you care to elaborate on
the specifics of said waiver?

My investigation was over a week and a half ago, which was postponed
after I submitted documentation from my health care provider regarding
my FMLA use during the time period covered in the charge letter. My
postponement date is still over a week away, and no word from the
company concerning the documentation I provided.

Thanks in advance.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 18 January 2018

Kitten


I was offered a waiver.   I believe several have been too.

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

Give them a call.   3rd parties can also file an anonymous complaint.




https://webapps.dol.gov/elaws/whd/fmla/13.aspx

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 18 January 2018

Anyone hear they are selling New York lines?

Name: Kitten
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 17 January 2018

Has anyone filed a complaint with dept. of labor or contacted an
attorney over Fmla?

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

I kept job at cp after all the cuts. When they do this. Management will
run the shit out of guys left. You get bitter real fast.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 17 January 2018

https://www.news4jax.com/money/csx-report-revenue-down-profits-up-more-layoffs-coming


Possible 2000 more layoffs

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

Day16. Still no word from the man.   I think I'm gonna build snow slide
coming off my roof today.   I'm gonna have it going right into my pool.
  Do a little polar plunging.   soup sandwich

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 17 January 2018

Flood them today. Don't wait to see what happens.  It's been two
weeks.   CSX and your Union doesn't care that you were wrongfully
accused. 
They don't care that your living on unemployment.     The complaint is
anonymous and even if it wasn't they would not come after you. 
That would be their great downfall.

https://webapps.dol.gov/elaws/whd/fmla/13.aspx

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

Iím a long term railroader. Lived pay check to pay check,got a book as
gift trading for dumbies, read it learnt a lot. I opened up a trading
account started investing. Itís been twelve years now and I have made
great money. I buy ETF s and they pay good dividend I donít put much
money in the bank it is all invested making me money every day. I only
invest in solid companies. No long shots or risky stuff. Capitalism is
great,if you canít beat them join them. It is not that hard to become a
stock trader from home. I donít trust broker with my money they move it
around to much and charge you bullshit fees. Anyone can sit on the
fence and complain about everything. You are the author of your own
life. Good luck.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 16 January 2018

csx cuts the jobs of thousands of employees and they get a tax cut that
real fair and all those employees or as management calls them units or
wall street thinks of as something to scrap off there over priced shoes
are people with families and are tax payers who always get screwed over
by the system and the fat cats at wall street and now its mantle ridge
turn to screw over thousands and make them selves even more wealthy at
the expense of the hard workers at csx or as they call them units and
for those doing there dirty work your nothing more than a unit to them
and a expense that one day you to will find your self on the other side
of and find out how it feels when you get screwed over by the ass holes
that you have followed so blindly

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

Investigation still going on of senior executives. On giving Hh 84
million dollars and deal he received. That is a lot of money for
nothing in return, but headaches and loss of business and disruption to
customers. Now that CSX will save millions on new tax tax bill. Iím
looking forward to see if new ceo. Will right the wrongs that Hh
created.

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

With trumps tax bill it should bring more manufacturing jobs back to
USA. As this happens these products have to be shipped. I feel as an
investor that is is going to be a good news story for the railroads. Hh
plan is going to get scrapped and the newer people if smart will make.
The right changes to make CSX rock again.

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

Day15 show trial cancelled again.

Name: RRJim
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 16 January 2018

loco

There has always been some who run up on any call they get. That's
nothing new. I wouldn't call them traitors? Just Hogheads. Furloughs
during winter has been going on forever. Never made sense seeing winter
can get the railroad down to a crawl with lots of recrews etc.... I
don't know if they still have furlough boards. The call sequence if
one was established to fill a vacancy use to be extra board, furlough
board, then LE/conductor oldest to youngest. Furlough boards allowed
someone to maintain benefits, pay into RRB, and you only claimed the
day(s) worked on the unemployment. Furlough boards were also used for
jobs like sweeping switches during winter. It wasn't the best job but
there wasn't any HOS attached to it. If a person wanted to do 24 hours
they could. It paid the bills. I got furloughed every December 23rd then
called back in March or April depending on how bad the winter had been.
That would of went on till I got enough seniority around 10-12 years. I
did a transfer after 4 years and luckily never got furloughed again.

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

I know Brown. This is a fake post.

Name: MayInothaveanother
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 16 January 2018

Yo - a few things.. I know .. 1) no one on here sent my posts to Human
Resources especially the one with my investigation time and date and
not by the people I called gay or wives with swinging dick 2) and I am
not .. I repeat .. I am not .. afraid of losing my job due to that
despite being warned ... I abused FMLA because it is ok to do 3) I am a
highly marketable employee in the workforce if you can tell by proper
English and grammar 4) wait... I am dead wrong about everything and
those snow forts will come in handy to live in when I canít make rent
and those woman will not let me stay with them because I donít have a
job

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

I believe in your collective agreement,you get paid bereavement leave
for immediate family. Uncle are not immediate family.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 16 January 2018

Jared Brown you just admitted to misusing FMLA isnít not intended to be
used to mark off for a death in the family. Sure hope u donít tell them
that in your investigation.

Name: Jared Brown 
E-mail: Jaredbrownblet121lr@gmail.com 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 16 January 2018

So csx says I'm a liar, that I miss used FMLA because I marked off over
Xmas. What csx doesn't know is I had 2 two not 1 one but 2 family
members die the week of Xmas. Both uncle's one died on 122017 and just
3 days later another died. So I get woke at my away from home terminal
to a woman telling me "Mr Brown you are being pulled from service,
have a nice day" yes she actually said have a nice day. Remember not
to judge your brother's and sister's for using fmla, you don't know
what's going on in their lives.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 15 January 2018

Mayihaveanother you might want to look up hunters widow, bet she is
looking for new man.Shes 73 Iím sure you could put up with a few
ripples and wrinkles. She is cashed up good catch. Go for it.

Name: Highball
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 15 January 2018

What is the stock price? Wait...it's still up...weird.  Trains are
running....

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

cool mo D/may I have another


Both of you get the hell off of here. Your just wasting space with your
immature petty crap.  MayIhaveanother.  Thought you got the message from
hogger.  They probably already know who you are and are just laughing
their arsses off at how long you are going to be off and what they are
going to do to retaliate against you. Your continuous jokes are just
goating them.  Get a clue.


TM...you are right. The trains are running. The railroad does this
every winter. Cut the boards and pools to the bare minimum and furlough
just before the holidays to get out of holiday pay. Anyone and everyone
out here knows they do this. What you failed to mention is the ones
that are left are run into the ground. Get ready to get a 6 start and
you leave them in the hotel just long enough to rest their starts. You
can get away with this because every year you fool the customers into
believing its the weather that's causing all the delays. We all know
the real truth. The only thing saving your arsses is the idots who kiss
your arsses and step up for every phone call they get. If they laid down
and told you go take a flying f...k you would be in trouble.  Are you
giving these traitors gift cards or thanks awards? Are you giving them
extra tickets? You have to be promising them something to get them to
cross the line and stab their fellow employees in the back.  What are
you giving them?????

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

Cool mo d

You prolly the  homosexual just can't admit it to yo self.     It's
all good to each his own. 
call eap if you need someone to talk to before coming out they're
there to help my gay brother.  Peace be to you

Name: Cool mo D
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 15 January 2018

Nope sorry your not and FAGS can get married now by law and adopt kids 
so what's the hold up

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

Cool mo dildo

Better get to work only 360 more payments on that double wide Trailer.

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

I made over 90 grand in 2017.  No wife no kid no bills.  I'm sure I'm
better off than you dog.

Name: Cool mo D
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 15 January 2018

Mayihavenever, isn't your minutes getting low on your Obama phone hope
so. Also you have 15 days till your next check and food stamp card.

Name: Mayihaveanother 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 15 January 2018

TM


****************You a Bitch********************


        **********
         *
          * * **.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 15 January 2018

To the one who made the comments the trains are still running you are
nothing more than a company suck ass it is people like you that made
csx such a mess and for those that are doing others work on your own
thinking your just saving your own ass your no better than the suck ass
managers that bully you into doing it you all deserve each other.

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

MLK day = Fmla Day cheers to u all

Name: TM
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 15 January 2018

Other


Are you blind?  Are the trains running? Are the locals doing their
work? Maybe they are all behind schedule but the trains are running.
The customers are doing what they always do. Wait! They have been
dealing with this horse and pony show for years and know how it works.
The work force was cut and the trains are still moving. Maybe not as
scheduled but they are still moving. Show us the proof that one train
never made in out of the terminal and to its destination. Late trains
are being doubled up and sent out. So prove your comment that there are
not enough employees to run the railroad. YOUR FELLOW EMPLOYEES ARE TO
THANK FOR THAT! They are the ones who are taking the calls off of their
pools. They are the ones who are stepping up to make sure that the job
they have still exist. They are the ones who are making sure CSX runs
(no matter how far behind) and they have a place to work. Your crying
will do nothing. It wont change a thing. The trains are running and
your fellow workers are stepping up and making it happen.  THATS THE
FACTS!

Name: Mayihaveanother 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 15 January 2018

Day14 MLK Day and it's snowing .   It sure is a good day.   Big plans
with the blonde neighbor and her girlfriend.   As soon as her idiot
husband goes to work. It's playtime till then I'll be hanging in my
snow fort.

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

MLK day = Fmla Day , I love this company and country. Cheers

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

Letís fire and pull as many people out of service as we can. Hey boss we
donít have the man power now to run the railroad. Some body firgure out
how this happened, and fire them. Amazing the top talent has at problem
solving.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 14 January 2018

Reinstated wait for registered letter. Donít count on a rumour!

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

CREW MANAGEMENT

Get a damn copy of our SSA and read the damn thing. Im so sick of your
manager making the same old damn excuse..."we have a lot of new people
and they don't know all the rules"!  Bullshit!

"IN NO EVENT WILL AN ENGINEER BE REQUIRED TO ACCEPT AN ASSIGNMENT THAT
GOES ON DUTY AFTER 2000(8 PM) HOURS ON THE DAY PRIOR TO HIS SCHEDULED
TIME OFF!

Don't tell me that you guys haven't read this or heard of it. I want
to know who in the hell is ordering you to keep blowing my phone up
from 10 pm to 0001. Who is ordering you to violate this agreement and
wake me and my wife and kid up. Yeah, I guess you got to try once just
to see if you can get lucky, but don't you think once is enough. Then
you jack offs call and just hang up.  I don't have to take a call
after 2200 anyway. I don't have to take a call that goes on duty after
my rest day starts. You got man power shortages you can thank that
worthless piece that's rotting in the ground now. Go spit on his grave
and quit wasting my time blowing my phone up.  We all know that you
weren't the ones who created this damn mess but how about you grow
some balls and start standing up to who ever is ordering you to do
this. Im going to take my phone off the hook and block my cell for now
on. To bad I have to do this because I have a very sick family member
that if anything happens the rest of the family needs to get a hold of
me.  Shame you got to disrupt my life and personal business at home
because you just wont do the right thing. I don't want to have to call
you and go off on you and tell you stop your shit but if that's what I
got to do then so be it. I will just claim it as mental aggravated
assault if they don't like the language on the recording! Wonder if
they got FMLA for that!

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

Just in all will be reinstated by Wednesday.

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

Day13 slept in woke up took care of business. Look out window notice I
got work to do on snow fort.   Gonna eat left over ribs for breakfast. 
Gonna ch cl Bonnie Crotch thanks Tamala.
RRJim OG, RRWizard, keep pouring out the knowledge my brother.

Name: Cool mo D
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 13 January 2018

Yeah  they wanted to check out and see how the welfare system worked and
they got a free Obama phone with unlimited data I work every day and
can't afford it oh well fuck em

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

Cool

Did your. Mother run off with a brother?  Did your wife run off with a
Brother?

Name: Mayihaveanother 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 13 January 2018

Day12and 3/4 reminded cool  mo Dee of the swinging dick his old lady and
or momma ran of with.

Name: Cool mo D
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 13 January 2018

It's alright brother you can come outta the closet there's a lot of
Gay rights to protect you and did you tell everyone that your neighbor
is an all male prison you have a snow tunnel to.

Name: Mayihaveanother 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 13 January 2018

Cool mo Dee

You prolly be my idiot neighbor. Lol

Name: Mayihaveanother 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 13 January 2018

Cool mo Dee

You prolly my idiot neighbor lol

Name: Cool mo D
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 13 January 2018

To mayo have another I bet your a fat ass slob with a receding hair line
and couldn't get any booty even if they died and willed it to you. Most
people that talk about getting it like you are gay. You fatass bald homo
lol

Name: Cool mo D
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 13 January 2018

Everyone please change the fucking subject from FMLA shit and marking
off weather either go to work or don't who gives a diddly shit.

Name: Legal
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 10-20 years
Posted: 13 January 2018

Crews  
If the state you live in has issued an emergency order to stay off the
roads if at all possible and you feel it is to dangerous to drive to
work, LC is correct in advising you to contact your crew management as
soon as possible. Give details on the emergency order. If you are
intimidated and they actually tell you that they will not mark you off
weather and you must report or you will be charged with refusal 
To work or another form of discipline make sure to tell them very
clearly and strongly that if you are involved in an accident and your
vehicle is damaged or you are injured that you are putting them on
notice that the company will be held liable for all damages. There have
been several cases won in several states where employers ordered their
employee's to report to work in dangerous conditions and they were
involved in accidents. You must make sure you put them on notice and
record the conversation. This will help ensure the conversation does
not convieniently disappear. If you are involved in a accident make
sure you have the local authority responding note in your statement why
you were out driving and contact your insurance agency as soon as
possible. Report the same. Names,dates and time of the conversation are
critical especially if you are injured. Contact your union
representative.

Name: Mayihaveanother 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 13 January 2018

Day12 built a snow fort. Took care of my buisness. Making sno cream
going try to get neighbor lady over to get n. Hot tub.  Got wait till
her old man goes to work. I'll keep an eye on the computer to see when
he gets out.  Will give updates. Over and out

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 13 January 2018

Guys off for alleged Fmla abuse.  Then company tells men to lay off SICK
do to dangerous driving conditions.   This company is a JOKE.   Talk
about hypocritical.   Ergo what ever the hell is convenient.  No ethics
No Morals.

Name: LC
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 13 January 2018

CREWS

If you have any supervisor or crew caller tell you cant mark off for
weather and they tell you use a sick mark off then you should
immediately let your LC know and call the ethics hot line and report
them. It is a serious ethics violation for any supervisor or manager to
tell you to miss use a sick day mark off. Marking off sick is supposed
to be use for illness not for bad weather and dangerous driving
conditions. If you are in a situation that you feel you can not drive
safely then you immediately call crew management and let them know what
is happening. Put them on notice that if you are called and conditions
have not changed then you will not be able to come in. Tell them you
are not refusing to work but are unable to drive in and request they
send a PTI or Taxi to get you. If they refuse then tell them that you
will try to come in and you will most likely be very late. Request the
Crew managers voice mail and leave a message for them. Call your yard
and tell them you will be late if you can make it in. It is also best
to call the state police and ask if they have any emergency orders to
stay off the highways. You should do this first before you contact CMC
or any other supervisor. This way you can tell them there is a state
emergency order to stay off the roads. Telling anyone to use a sick
mark off is a serious violation of company policy. Do not let any
supervisor intimidate you into doing this. Report them immediately!

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

Glad everyone in louisville got to mark off weather after 2nd shift, CMC
was telling everyone on 1st and 2nd, were told they had to have an email
sent by a trainmaster in order to mark off weather, just a heads up they
r trying to stop you from useing that to. No kiding this happened to
serval pepole from what the general committee told me.

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

A friend a hog ger was going threw a divorce. He wanted time off,so he
went to doctor and said he could not sleep and had stress. The doctor
put him off work he got medical benefits. After two months he said he
was fine wanted to go back to work. But the chief medical officer,told
him he had to have psychiatric testing etc. Well by the time they where
done with him it was almost a year before they let him work. He just
wanted time off to go on holiday with new girlfriend.

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

Mayihaveanother,your pretty good at sharing what you are eating while
your off. Beans donít spill the beans when you go for your
investigation take a rep. And only answer what you have to pal. Most
times when you open your month,when you didnít have to. They create
another question for you to try and trip you up. Seen it lots only
speak when spoken to. Over and out.

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

Mr.ed you can stop crying over the loss of your dad Hh

Name: Mr.Ed
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 12 January 2018

MayI

We're on to you. We will hunt you down.  When we do I'm going to
donkey kick you in the head.

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

Day11.5 going sledding with a blonde outside of Nastville,TN

Name: Mayihaveanother 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 12 January 2018

RRJ
You be like the RRWizard you got all kinds of knowledge.  Keep it
coming OG.

Name: RRJim
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 12 January 2018

Ape

How did the unions screw the healthcare up? Yea, the co-pay is $15
instead of $10. Every healthcare has some sort of caps it's the sign
of the times. There aren't many people these days paying around $230 a
month to cover themselves and the entire family. 

As for work changes that's always been an issue. The unions fight it
only to have the NMB rule in the railroads favor. That game has been
played since the early '90s when downsizing became a reality. We put
in lot's of time tickets on crossing lines doing work of other crafts
and the NMB would rule against it. One of the biggest ones was doing
away with the caboose. When the railroads started using EOT's and the
Locomotive Engineer had to monitor & use the HTD we filed time tickets
claims on doing work that was the Conductors responsibility monitoring
rear end air pressure etc... I think most of us had over $100,000 in
claims over a couple year period. We lost the NMB rules against it.
It's a constant fight.

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

-44 c here to day sucks working outside.

Name: FMLA
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 12 January 2018

mayihaveanother - good luck - does not good for your situation

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

Day11(am) still no word from tha man.   Gonna make some bacon pancakes.
Put some bacon n the pancakes. Maakin PaaaaanCakes.  And then 8to9
watch news channel 9 then 9to 930ish take care my business.then  
Netflix, call of duty,some fbook, call up my boys n talk bout how much
better I use to have it NOT!  Will update u dawgs this afternoon.

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

"You will go to work and support your family".   What a guy that's
outstanding you must be a pillar of the community. "I take care of my
kids" well whoopedee DOoooo hurray for you.

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

Thats fine may i have another keep posting bury yourself and all your
brothers rub one off or whatever you do ill go to work and support my
family u do whatever it is u do smh

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

To fm and fm. 
You chicken heads should exchange digits.

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

Day10 gave fox a break  hearing all kinds of rumors, still no word from
the man, this stuff getting crazier than a tree full of squirrels. What
the h I'm gonna rub 1 off call it night

Name: to fmla
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 11 January 2018

To fmla tmank u for saying what i want to say i check this board at
least 10 times a day because i care about whats going on with our
company and possable future of it and i dont need some jerk off talking
about about how many times he rubs one off i need my job my family
depends on it all i want to do is go to work come home make a living
whatever the OTHERS do thats youre buisenes but dont come on here if
youre abusing federally protected rights especially for the people that
trully need it youre a burden none of us need if u dont like like the rr
hours maybe u shouldnt have taken job they pull no punches about your
hours or the days u have to work including CHRISTMAS

Name: FMLA
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 11 January 2018

Sorry to say that there is FMLA abuse. Everyone knows it. The ones that
take it for migraines, sneezes, diarrhea and upset stomachs do not
belong on the RR. It is selfish, unprofessional and a burden on your
coworkers. Unfortunately, some innocent people will go down because of
the abusers. Take disability and find another job. Everyone around you
knows what you are doing and really does not like you anyway.

Name: get real
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 11 January 2018

Would everyone please stop with the childish fmla shit there are real
people out here with real issues like furloughs if you have real fmla
issues than u have nothing to worry about enough said give it a fucking
rest already damn

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 11 January 2018

Get real ,,,,, I am real , Iím at home on fmla itís raining .  Get real
people only care about themselves not there brothers

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 11 January 2018

My years on the rr I seen guys do anything to please management ,
teachers pet. But once they got into trouble they wanted the
brotherhood to stand by them. Never happened, and the union had a duty
by law to represent these bums. The union did but at a lessor capacity.
My advise stick together and the ass kissers will weed themselves out.
Because management just uses these people and know they have no
loyalty,but to them selfís. Trust me people donít forget when they get
stabbed in the back. For these bums they end up doing themselves in one
way or another. Hold your head up brother and sisters. Pride is
expensive wear it well.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 11 January 2018

The Problem is at csx is there are more than enough people who will
cross craft lines on there own and that plays rite into the hands of
management and those that are unwilling are bullied into by the
management and nothing ever happens seen it for years and have felt the
outcome contracts and craft lines mean nothing and the time claims are
ignored and laughed at by the management and csx because they know they
can get away with it but let a craft violate the contract and they will
find themselves unemployed and arbitration is a joke they rarely side
with labor.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 11 January 2018

I worked in mechanical craft,for four years with Hh as ceo. I kept my
mouth shut did the minimum in my craft. No one did anything extra
because you could screw up and get pulled out of service. We did
exactly what we where told to do no more no less. Before these
dictators came men worked with management and we got the job done. Was
like a big family. Managers are brainwashed now that you canít trust
them. You got rid of Hh there. Creel is just a rumour that he is coming
to CSX. I put no faith in rumours. Like the pensioners said know your
job do your job and go home. Sometimes the company policies that they
have blow up in there faces. That is when they run to the men for help.
Remember these ceos just pass threw,the workers are the true life long
railroaders. The knowledge you have is a valuable asset. Good luck in
2018.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 11 January 2018

Creel loves to train office staff to run trains. It was a first in
Canada when creel and Hh came here. That way he can lay off many and
use office staff. You better hope he does not come to CSX. He is just a
younger version of Hh with a military twist.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 11 January 2018

Creel, now that's interesting. He is a guy who knows his stuff. Talked
with him once and he educated me on something despite a 20 year
difference in age. Thought I was talking to a robot computer.  All
business and looks at operations as a matter of pride. Different from
HH. Now, Harris is the original HH. He is as tough as nails and is a
Marine Vietnam vet( Creel is an Iraq vet). Harris knows the railroad. 
I am so glad to be away from all this but I will say good luck to
everyone. Do what you want but if you want to keep working for the RR I
would do what I always did to survive, know the job and do the job well.
 In the end it is the only survival tactic. JMO, Good luck. 
A pensioner

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 11 January 2018

Lots of people at a union meeting will hide there tail between there
legs, wonít say shit if there mouth is full of it.  But the same people
will hide behind a keyboard and pump out his bs. Same as the lunch room
lawyers, but once back on the floor they kiss any managers ass. You
know who they are.

Name: get real
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 11 January 2018

Cond.1-10

Big mouth pie hole mole.  If you aren't a company mole then you need
to get your shit together. You think its funny. People are sitting at
home without a damn job because of this crap. You think this is a joke.
No one knows how long they will be out. No one knows what this rat hole
company has up their sleeve. Rumors are they are saying that they had
to whistleblow/report because if they have suspicions that someone is
breaking federal law they will be just as liable for not reporting as
the person breaking the law. If they think your breaking FMLA law they
have to stop your activities until it is further investigated. That
means pull you out of service. You might get back to work and get back
pay but you can bet your ass the company wont get in any hot water for
this. Don't blame the unions either. They aren't a federal agency .
If the feds say what they did is within their rights then the unions
cant do a thing about it. All they can do is protest and raise hell.
You people have got to learn what power the unions have and don't
have.  Quit being a smart ass and making jokes about this. Peoples
lives are screwed up right now and they aren't laughing at home.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 11 January 2018

Actions speak loader than words. If you donít like your union reps. Vote
them out get new blood in there. Thatís what we do up north of you. They
hate the fact they have to go back to the tools. It is not labour
intensive, you have to get off the couch go to union hall and mark an X
on a ballot.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 11 January 2018

The Government must not think csx is not that important to national
interest they let hostile take overs and a ceo like hh do so much
damage to the net work and that is ok but let the workers go out on
strike for one day and all hell will break lose and a strike will never
happen the unions are in the back pocket of the company and have a big
laugh about it they get tens of thousands of dues from each member over
the years and never get a better contract for the member's but always
raise the dues and do nothing when the contract is violated and craft
lines are crossed and they have the nerve to say it is the best we can
do that is why I would never tell some one to seek a rail road career
go work in a factory your better of in the long run we all say where
working for the retirement it wont be long before they figure out a way
to screw us out of that we used to say we worked for the retirement and
the benefits well they have done screwed over the insurance so only the
retirement is next and they can do it because they know you cant go on
strike to protest it but remember this is the land of the greed and the
little guy will always get shit on every time.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 11 January 2018

This creel  is a snake, mini me Hh. Political correct son of a bitch.
Listened to him at a meeting. He likes to fire people.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 11 January 2018

http://www.cbc.ca/player/play/907769923533

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 11 January 2018

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

brakeman

You seem to be clueless on how it works. None of these will make it in
a courtroom. The last stage to any appeal is in front of a federal
mediation board. They have final say on disputes. It could take 1-2
years to get to that point. That has never changed. You bad mouth the
unions but apparently you haven't a clue how it works. Maybe you might
of gone to one union meeting if that. You need to learn about the
Railway Labor Act (RLA) to understand what the unions have been up
against for over 80+ years. Not having the right to strike is one of
the biggest hurdles. That's not because the unions are weak it's
because the federal government, Congress, POTUS etc... doesn't allow
it under the RLA. The RLA also includes occupations like Air Traffic
Controllers. They went on strike in the '80s over safety concerns.
Then president Ronald Reagan fired them all. The federal government
considers these railroad & airline jobs important to the national
interest. They won't let them be disrupted.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 11 January 2018

Itís raining = fmla on this local job xtra board man can have it

Name: ďBad DealĒ Creel
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 30+ years
Posted: 11 January 2018

Foote is not a play maker. ďBad DealĒ Creel is headed our way by summer.
From rumors I hear he is a younger version of the old man only worse.
His current employer paid 25 million to settle his theft or espionage
from his previous employer. In what world does your employer pay 25
million for the things you took without permission and then get a
promotion to CEO. Bad deal... all around. Well unfortunately I believe
this is the calm before the Creel storm. I guess it can get worse.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 10 January 2018

Hey young fellow when your in shit silence is golden,loose lips sink
ships..Remember people only know what you tell them.

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

Just keeping it real.   Thank for advice hogger.   I'm out for the
night made some soup. I stuck m foot in it.  Man it's good.  I'm
going eat up and call it an early night.   Will see my fox girls bright
and early.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 10 January 2018

LC

You must be a real dumbass. Sucking down the company kool aid.If you
believe this will  make it to real court of law.  Even if it did
seriously doubt a juror red that post.   If the company knew who may I
is it wouldn't Change his outcome regardless.   More likely than not
it all not true. It someone making fun of how stupid this place is. 
Dumbasses like you is why the company thinks we're a joke.

Name: Show Trial
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 10 January 2018

Oops too, LC

Company moles or company suck asses. 


May I.  

Keep us updated

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 10 January 2018

Footes response to the STB what a load of shit and the said thing is
they fall for it because they are a bunch of appointed ass kissers to
the big business and could care less about the thousands that have
suffered under psr what a joke the five tenets of psa greed, greed,
screw over the work force, instill a culture of fear and most
importantly line there pockets before the hole card of houses comes
crashing down the is the real five tenets of psr and hunters vision for
csx under his mantle ridge masters with there stock manipulation and it
will only be a matter of time before they bail out and line there
pockets and then the big rail road garage sell can go into full force
and leave thousands unemployed and the company in full shambles.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 10 January 2018

Every once and a while one slips threw the cracks. But once they get
probation period in company stuck with them!!

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

Ape


If that was true I'd need a seeing eye dog years ago.   Just like
sitting at the hotel for hours upon hours but not.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 10 January 2018

You could go blind doing that so much. Maybe while your out of service
get a hooker or girl friend. Or maybe boy friend what ever turns your
crank!!!

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

LC

It's called CSX sucks.  Here's a crazy idea.  Instead of being laid
off Union buisness reading post on these sorts of forums.   How about
you and that crippled ass Union doing your job I pay over $100 a month
to.   I haven't red anywhere or heard of anything you girls are doing.
  There is more organization by RRers on this site than any other.   

Day 9and3/4 reading a  has been's post and silly enough to respond. 
Back to my Netflix binge.

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

Day 9.5 out of kangaroo court. Investigation was postponed. Lol headed
to the crib to watch Fox News hot babes and rub one off.  #lifeisgood
#imsueing #imstilloff #lovenit

Allleged Fmla misuse

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

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

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 10 January 2018

Why are you out of service? Did CSX catch you pulling one off to many
times? LOL

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

Im attending a dog and pony show at 1330.  Part of me wants to be put
back in.  The more I sit around beating my meat.  The more I realize I
don't give a rip.  I've been out since the 2nd. CSX owes me roughly
about 2700.  So do I really want to be working when  I can sit here
watching Oprah scratching my ass. 
Day 1 called LC
Day 2 scared
Day 3 nervous
Day 4 jacked off a couple times
Day 5 binged on Netflix 
Day 6 ordered pizza continued my Netflix binge
Day 7 woke up rubbed one off thinkin I can get use to this stayed up
late playing video games called an old fling rubbed one off
Day 8 woke up rubbed one off laughed at Fox News rubbed one off
watching the blonde
Day 9 called LC wanting to postpone this hearing no such luck I'm
going to take a shower and rubb one off will give updates later.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 09 January 2018

CSX is the most unfair company in America they violate contracts brake
union agreements violate craft lines brake the work place rules and the
law and get away with it they have managers that take on them selves to
see just how unfair they can be and they wonder why people mark off and
get bad attitudes over the last nine months they have taken all this
bull shit to a new level lay off thousands of workers and brake craft
lines and the unions are just sit back and say we cant do nothing nor
do they try all they have ever cared about is union dues and push a
even worst contract time after time can any one tell me when you have
ever gotten a better deal than the last one I know I cant and every
year the work force goes down in size and the dues go up to make up for
it and the managers get lazier and worse over time and are more than
willing to do what ever they are told no how unfair and immoral it is
every one who crosses craft lines willing with out a fight plays into
there hands and there are plenty out there that do it thinking its ok
as long as it saves there ass but it comes around and one day it will
happen to them and for the managers that use the excuse I was just
following orders your day will come and you will get the same treatment
and unfairness you put on so many others.

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

Rimel  
Company mole. Shut your pie hole.


Just had an engine that the floor was so frickin cold after we got
running because all the seals in the Windows and doors were worn out or
half missing. Then we found a hole in the bathroom floor the size if a
basketball that was covered up with a piece of rusted metal that
wasn't even secured. It blew up and was blowing freezing cold air in
with dirt and slushy snow.  This is so damn disgusting and pathetic for
a class 1 RR! Took pictures.  Screw their camera rule. After we get
enough of these it's off to the fra and the USDOT. Enough of this
shit.

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

Rimel  
Company mole. Shut your pie hole.


Just had an engine that the floor was so frickin cold after we got
running because all the seals in the Windows and doors were worn out or
half missing. Then we found a hole in the bathroom floor the size if a
basketball that was covered up with a piece of rusted metal that
wasn't even secured. It blew up and was blowing freezing cold air in
with dirt and slushy snow.  This is so damn disgusting and pathetic for
a class 1 RR! Took pictures.  Screw their camera rule. After we get
enough of these it's off to the fra and the USDOT. Enough of this
shit.

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

Go to to work pansies!!!  No wonder they shut the north down, all y'all
do is whine!!!!!!!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for 1-10 years
Posted: 09 January 2018

As of today I'm terminated.

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

We don't need you carpet bagging ass up here.

Name: no more
E-mail: todd novack
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 09 January 2018

How far are they cut back in buffalo . what year any long pools to
williard left . how many yard jobs . or all cn jobs

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

New Department Of Labor Report Reveals Rampant Embezzlement By Union
Employees Around U.S.

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-01-08/new-department-labor-report-reveals-rampant-embezzlement-union-employees-around-us


"Even though the UAW is the poster child of union corruption, cases
reported by the DOL involved unions representing nurses, aerospace
engineers, firefighters, teachers, film and TV artists, air traffic
controllers, musicians, bus inspectors, bakery workers, roofers, postal
workers, machinists, ironworkers, steelworkers, dairy workers,
plasterers, train operators, plumbers, stagehands, engineers,
electricians, heat insulators, missile range workers and bricklayers. 
Meanwhile, the various cases involve embezzlement and fraud ranging
from $1,051 up to nearly $6.5 million."

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

be confidential? I donít want to lose my job.
A: All discussions with WHD are confidential. All complaints are
confidential; the name of the complainant and the nature of the
complaint are not disclosed. The only exceptions are: when it is
necessary to reveal a complainant's identity, with his or her
permission, to pursue an allegation; and when the WHD is ordered to
reveal information by a court. 


1-866-487-9243 dept of labor

3rd party can even file a complaint

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

Just woke up , who won the game ? guess Iíll stay on fmla , donít want
to go to work at 10 pm

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

All you girls cut  back on the seeeeeeDeeeeeeee are  shit conductors.
Fat brown thinks he knows everythang.  Don't be trusting dyke halls
and Charlie palmdick.

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

Roll Tide , Iím on Fmla

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 08 January 2018

I will tell you one thing about Foote when he worked with Hh,they pushed
the envelope with everything. They did not care if union was
violated,and transport Canada was a push over.They basically did what
ever they want in Canada.The challenge for Foote in USA is Ntsb and law
suits. You really canít sue in Canada unless you have lots of money. But
Iím sure Foote will test these challenges in USA.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 08 January 2018

I just read some cn blogs,when hunter was there and took Foote under his
wing. This Foote you now have as ceo could end up being just as bad or
worse than Hh.He should be showing his colours soon!

Name: Ozzy
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 08 January 2018

Name-J.Rains
Title-trainmaster louisville osborn hump yard

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 08 January 2018

Filing a complaint with the dept of labor is what you do before you're
terminated.  They get involved and push the company to resolve the
matter.  It lets the company know that you will not sit Quietly.  
After termination the company is less likely to freely listen and must
be served a demand letter from an attorney.


DONT WASTE ANY MORE TIME FILE A COMPLAINT 

https://webapps.dol.gov/elaws/whd/fmla/13.aspx

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 08 January 2018

Pulled out of service1-2 investigation for 1-8 showed proof of my
layoff.  Investigation postponed.

Name: LC
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 08 January 2018

Ozzy  
If a TM acctually did order everyone to blow their horn as you stated
then you as well as all other engineers should report him to the ethics
committee. Unnecessary use of the horn is an operating rules violation
as well as unethical. Forcing someone to use company equipment in
violation of the rules for a personal agenda as well as personal views
should be reported immediately. Does this TM have a name? Why wouldn't
you post it. He should not be in management.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 08 January 2018

The carrier brought this on themselves. When technology advanced 10-15
years ago they could have done 10,000 things to make life better for
T&E, but they didn't.  If the carrier wouldn't have worked Christmas 
Eve & Christmas then no one would have laid off. The UP just worked a
conductor to death in -12 weather up north. The carrier we work for
would to do the same in the blink of an eye!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 07 January 2018

I will have everyone conducting the hearing and the hr lady on the phone
listed as defendants.  I've already spoke with an attorney. He works on
a contingency he took my case. I asked him if I had a good chance of
winning.  He said he wouldn't represent me if he didn't think I
already have since he only gets paid if I settle. I haven't been to my
hearing yet but it's too late. CSX will be receiving my complaint.

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

http://www.hrmorning.com/hr-managers-personally-liable-fmla-violation/


Yea they can

Name: Karma
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 07 January 2018

Just wondering if it's possible for those that have been pulled OOS by
CSX without a fair and impartial hearing (lol)with this FMLA ordeal to
obtain a Attorney and file suit against CSX corp. but also go after the
CSX managers that are signing their names to the charge letters? I
understand that these low level managers are only doing as their told,
but can we also go after the person who is generating the letters? 
Thanks.

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

https://www.americanbar.org/groups/lawyer_referral/resources/attorney_referral_system.html


Dol approved Fmla lawyers

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 07 January 2018

https://webapps.dol.gov/elaws/whd/fmla/13.aspx

Name: kpasa
E-mail: 1-*($#
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 07 January 2018

how far are they cut back in buffalo what is the lowest senoirty date
for engineers and brakemen  ,are threre any long pools to wilard and
collinwood  any ward jobs left ??

Name: Sukkaz
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 07 January 2018

Halsey been a suckka since day one! Let's call em out er time, anybody
doin chump stuff gets put on for all to see. Sukkaz wreckin the job for
er body. If you cut back and take a job then you on here, you on one
board and take jobs from another then you on here you do craft work
that ain't chose then you on here. It's Mac and cheeze time baby get
wit it

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

im takin calls because im a worthless piece of shit.


staley has stated on several times that he doesnt care ab anything that
he will take whatever call he wants whenever he wants.

but hes not the only one that i see doing that. patrick webb is another
one i see doin it.  halsey took the y110 today off the shortline extra
board.

Name: Mcfluffle Berry Jenkins
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 07 January 2018

Blowing your horn at 1600 for some dipshit? Sounds like a 4 foot 3 inch
chump named Steve came up with that bull. If I'm wrong let me know.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 07 January 2018

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/csx-investigation-initiated-former-louisiana-035000611.html

Name: Ozzy
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 07 January 2018

We were told today at 1530 by a trainmaster that today at 1600 we were
to sound our horn at 1600 in remembrance of ole HH, well we didnt make
it out to our power till 1630, i geuss the charge letter will be in the
mail, did anyone else get told this?  This is 100% a true story

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

Their legal team is going to be spread thin.lol 

Customers
Fmla
Stb
Insider info

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for 1-10 years
Posted: 07 January 2018

https://www.thestreet.com/quote/CSX.html


CSX under investigation.  I hope someone goes to prison

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

https://webapps.dol.gov/elaws/whd/fmla/13.aspx


File a complaint  all out of service employees

Name: Don't help
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 07 January 2018

Why is Staley taking calls for road jobs when he is on the yard extra
board? WTF man?

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

I'm looking at the layoff board.   Doesn't appear to have slowed down
fm Mark offs.  After this is over still will be men laying off fm. 
Outcome waste of fucking time.

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

Retired Now

Good post. I hired out on the C&O/Chessie System. We saw a lot of
changes not many of them good the last couple of decades. One thing we
did when something was wrong we showed up to the union meetings in
numbers to loudly voice our concerns. You get a packed union meeting
with a lot of angry members the GC's get a call from the LC an action
was usually taken quickly. Just because someone belongs to a union
paying dues doesn't mean anything. One has to get involved. Crew room
banter means nothing. As for management years ago they were fair but
when need be stern to work for years ago. That definitely changed when
they were hiring college boys with no railroad experience. That was
alright I just did what they said and 99% of the time nothing got done.
What's gone is Trainmasters that have trust in their people. Most
likely a CSX policy with micro-managing. MM doesn't work on the
railroad.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 06 January 2018

It don't matter as long as they keep violating contracts and lay off
entire and have the others doing there work CSX will be the worst
employer I have ever worked for they are the most dishonest unfair ass
holes I have ever had to work for when you have been lay off and there
people with not a fifth your years of service now doing your job you
will all feel this way CSX management who couldn't make it in a pie
factory and there mantle ridge masters are running the show there will
never be fairness or abiding of the contracts and work rules unless
they can be used against the employees good luck to the thousands that
have been screwed over by this corrupt company and there ass kissing
middle management and good luck to those that are still working but
remember even day you go along with crossing craft lines just to save
your own skins don't cry when it happens to you.

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

Iím retired carman seems now that Hh is not ceo. That things have cooled
down a bit,I heard managers are not looking over there shoulders so much
and either are employees.

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

Over the course of my 40 yr. RR career, Chessie-B&O\CSX, I had to deal
with plenty of people.   Thinking about all that time now, it sure
wasn't easy but I made it to retirement.  Actually wanted to work
another year or two but just couldn't hack the miseries anymore.
Experienced many changes, situations, etc. Were a few managers, even
upper level ones, who were decent, honest, and fair.  All too many were
not.  Lots of co-workers were horse-crap also and sure as heck don't
miss them.  
Bottom line:  RRs are not, and probably never will be, an employee
friendly place to work. Don't forget that.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 06 January 2018

to all those that cross craft lines every day your playing right into
the company hands and bust your ass every day doing it don't start
crying when it gets done to you take your time don't let defects go by
if your forced to cross a craft line make manager order you to and let
the other crafts know, and when it is happening every one and most
importantly the unions need to file the time claims and bombard these
ass holes the unions let this shit go down after they have taken tens
of thousands of dollars of your dues and company and there brain washed
ass sucking managers have no problem violating the contract and the law
at that and one day those pricks will get the same treatment and there
only excuse will be I was just following orders.

Name: Mow
E-mail: 
Employed as: M of W, for 1-10 years
Posted: 05 January 2018

Just so everyone in the MOW and T&E department knows listen up.
Management are weasel sucking shotbags right now. Don't for one second
volunteer or lift one finger or go out of your way to help csx out in
any way shape or form. Here's a few examples why. Recently, a train
crew told the dispatcher that another train crew passing by them on the
opposite track were going over a joint that sounded rough and was
possibly a broken rail. ( I'm not stating the location to protect
everyone) I was running a cold patrol and told the my boss and the
dispatcher that due to cold temperatures and ground heaving that the
joint was a little rough and needed some more grinding. My boss was
ordered to go out and take pictures of the joints (which were in a 60
mph switch) by the way) and write up a report. When the report got to
Greg mellish in corporate he said the because the plug rail had not
been ground right (Air temp was -5įF and the cold damaged the surface
grinder so only a hand grinder was available for this emergency repair.
(This all happened within a few days and worn tested rail was installed
cor the plug. Not an ideal situation, but in an broken rail on the main
situation we had to make the best call we could.) Mellish wanted charges
on the train crew that ran over the joint for not reporting it, he
wanted charges/pulled out of service all m&w men who installed the
rail, and most likely he would have tried to get me fired for saying it
wasn't great, but would survive long enough for the extreme cold
weather to break. For the record I had given up both my christmas and
New Year's holidays to run cold patrols and put in over 50+ hrs of OT
in one week just to keep things running without one word of thanks. For
this record in this situation I did not install the rail, but do know
that the official csx requirements were for the joint to be ground back
nearly 8' on both ends. Without have a manager who just came from the
craft and was willing to cover for us over 6 people probably would have
been fired by a guy who's probably never driven a spike or missed a
important event or even worked a day in his life. Fuck mellish. 

As for the welders out there I only have 6.5 years out here and yet I
can still remember when 4 welds a days was considered the minimum
requirements. Now if you get 1 a day with their ridiculous process
you're considered a super fast welder. I'm here to say do everything
exactly by the book and do not deviate on degree. The reason I say that
is because their messed up rail neutral formula is stretching out the
rail so tight it is literally ripping welds apart. I got my roadmaster
to admit that they are getting to the point where broken welds will be
send in to undergo microscopic examination examamination that is now
sensitive enough to even tell how hot you preheatedthe metal, the pour,
temp, etc. Go by the book. Apparently this is how we railroad now. What
work for 150+ years didnt work at all, but hey a college degree and a
fancy text book combined with a man bun and skinny jeans works so much
better now. Protect your job and your family.

Name: XGC
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years
Posted: 05 January 2018

Out of service Employees


LISTEN UP AND LISTEN GOOD. DO NOT GET YOUR OWN LAWYER! Absolutely do
not!  The best thing you can do now is to start making contact with
everyone who was pulled out of service . Start making calls. Start
running rosters on every division , subdivision as you can. You need to
pool your money and find the best lawyer in the country that handles
FMLA and federal laws and take this on as a class action law suit as a
group.  Rumor is there were 130 employees who were pulled out of
service for mark off of FMLA on the Christmas holiday. This is a HUGH
AMOUNT TO STAND IN FRONT OF A JUDGE. Now is the time to act as a
group.

 Second here, this is now the opportunity to address the attendance
policy and the blatant violation of the union agreement that states the
company will keep enough employees hired to make sure the caps can be
met and people can take time off. Personal day, vacation days, daily
vacation days, personal business, demand days and sick if need be to go
to the doctors. The number one biggest violation in this attendance
policy is the fact that you can still be given points if you show a
valid doctor slip. THERE SHOULD BE NO POINTS ACCESSED TO ANYONE WHO CAN
SHOW A VALID DOCTORS SLIP FOR THEIR VISIT. Caps are being reduced
because the company furloughed and ran off so many people that they
cant keep the boards full enough to let people off as agreed by the
union agreements.
The unions are going to do nothing for you. They sold all of you out
when they refused to fight the availability policy. Call your GC office
and ask them if they are still fighting the policy. They will laugh at
you or hang up. They will not have the guts to tell you NO! NO! NO!.
The company created this entire situation. This has snowballed because
the mind set in the business now with all employees is if you cant get
days off any more and they keep the caps reduced because they created
man power shortages and the unions wont do a damn thing to stop it then
GET FMLA!  Everyone knows this is true. You know you have heard it a
million times from your fellow employees.  GET FMLA!  If the group of
employees stand together as a whole and file a class action law suit
they can also voice their opinions as to why so many people are trying
to get FMLA! Your unions will not step in until you start an uproar and
draw attention to it. They will have no choice if the members start
talking loud and hard. You have every right to speak to the press. You
have every right to jump on board with your fellow employees who have
been pulled out of service. Now is the time to step up and see what you
can do to help them and yourselves with this policy!!! The can of worms
has been opened. Use it to your advantage. Draw attention to the
attendance policy and the abuse of  union agreement days off. If you
ever needed to stand together on this issue it is now.  Do not lose
this opportunity. You may never get it again!

Name: Former Foamer
E-mail: 
Employed as: Yard Master, for 10-20 years
Posted: 05 January 2018

Osborn Yard needs a new superintendent A.S.A.P. 
It's bananas out here!

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

I have to say we envy you workers in the USA.We wish we had our labour
laws Inforced like you people do. We get kicked in the nuts repeated ly
up here. And when you put any formal complaint against the company,they
put a big X on your back and try and fire you.Wish our system here was
like yours.

Name: Brewer
E-mail: 
Employed as: Yard Master, for 20-30 years
Posted: 05 January 2018

https://webapps.dol.gov/elaws/whd/fmla/13.aspx

Name: Karma
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 05 January 2018

Attorney and U.S. Dept. of Labor time.

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

The laws of the land protect illegals.criminals,terrorist animals all
sorts of religions any thing you can fathom.   There are people who
will go nuts for those mistreated.    There are even laws for working
class tax payers that have a medical condition or taking care of a
loved one.   It's very difficult near impossible  for a large
corporation to trample over a large group of people just doing the best
they can do.   The burden is on the corporation to show fault.  Laying
off on a holiday under your protected leave doesn't warrant
termination.

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

HR


We don't doubt that for 1 second.  CSX lawyers have warned them what
they can and cannot do.  CSX doesn't give a damn about the law this is
all about arrogance.  CSX thinks they are above the law.   We know CSX
has paid lawyers. That's good because they're going to need them in
every state east of the Mississippi.  CSX previously  screwed 1200
managers. Currently screwing their customers. Now they think they can
screw the T&E.  You can count on us having "Our ducks in a row" 
New York will come down on CSX like a hammer. This is blatant
retaliation over their new paid time leave. That's how it will be
perceived anyway. Last I checked if CSX is silly enough to let any of
these countless suits make it to court.  A group of our peers decide
the outcome not some paid arbitrator.

Read up on FMLA the federal law leans strongly for the employee.  Ward
was wise enough not to cross the line in the sand.  The countless
lawsuits won't be just against CSX there will be individuals also
named as defendants.

Name: Frontier yard
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 05 January 2018

Why can't I work two days a week and mark off fmla for the rest?  This
company is so unfair and so mean to not let me work when I want.  I
mean I get headaches alot and I'm ENTITLED to it.  I'm going to call
a lawyer! The company that hired me to work isn't going to get away
with this.  I want my money and I want it now!

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

FMLA ABUSERS 

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

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

Just wondering from Canada!Here all our issues that we have with the
company it is handled in house with the union. We donít have the luxury
of suing,unless it is out side the collective agreement. So my question
is with things like fmla does your union try to fix this problem in
house before you go to a lawyer?Or is it something the union canít help
with thatís why you go to court thanks?

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

STOP RELYING ON YOUR UNION REPS TO MAKE THE DECISIONS.   WE ARE THE
UNION, ITS TIME TO LAY DOWN OR STRIKE!   TRUST ME WHEN EVERYONE LAYS
DOWN, THE COMPANY RUNS TO YOUR TOP UNION OFFICIALS BEGGING FOR HELP.  
DO IT!

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

Wrong

Wrong again! I apologized for the pay raise mistake seeing before I
retired all pay raises were under the BLE Single System agreements.
It's called an honest mistake nothing was done maliciously. Don't
ever call me a liar. As for my co-workers FMLA his wife also went to
the same doctor as he did. So, getting the FMLA papers doesn't violate
any confidentiality. I didn't need my Mom's permission when I applied
for her only thing needed was the reason for the request and a
signature from a physician. So, Stick it where the sun don't shine,
sonny. I wouldn't want to be you it must be a miserable life to be so
hateful.

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

Whine

That's right it will all be sorted out.  The ones who are legit and
have been pulled out have more owed to them than a weeks back pay.  
I'm not saying it's right but the others have a lawsuit also.  There
will be fines and lawsuits over this.  There are lawyers already making
contacts ambulance chasers but they will sue CSX.  CSX knows if it goes
to court they lose.  

Next week the ones who laid off over New Years will be removed from
service.

Name: Lol
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 05 January 2018

Spoken from a true company mole... Low grade supervisor.. Trainmaster 


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

Whine all you want, if you have Fmla and used it over the holiday and
are now being investigated then time will tell. Your history of Fmla
use will be looked at and if there is a pattern you will be dealt with
if there is no pattern you will be fine. You know if you abuse the
program or not so I suggest that if you are one that abuses it start
looking for work elsewhere.

Name: SeeeDeeee
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 05 January 2018

Charlie Handprick,Dyke Hawes,

Cannot be trusted!

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

Awesome I'm sure there are more just like you.

I went to my doc on my Thursday off day. I had to mark off over
Christmas weekend .  Saw my doc the day after Christmas. Now I'm out
of service.   I had well over 400 qualifying days in 2017.  This
company does suck.

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

I keep reading how some really need it.   Everyone on FMLA REALLY needs
it. There is no way a medical professional would risk their licensure
over some idiot just wanting a day off.   Is there some who use it for
other reasons? Possible but most do not and who are you to judge your
fellow employee. 

If you laid off Union business, took displacement. Waited to tie
up,bumped a Jr man for his off day, ran slow, etc.etc.  SHUT your DICK
HOLSTEr

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

RRJ...We had a guy who sat on an extra board and never worked!   Dropped
his turn when he could, took his rest day, or used FMLA if he was first
out and had no other option.  Come to find out he was lying to his wife
as well.  Because of his availability, they took his away, did it with
many others over the years.  The point is, he wasn't where he was
supposed to be when it came to the FMLA.  This guy just didn't wanna
work.

Name: BrOwNHoRnEt
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 05 January 2018

There needs to be an investigation in CSX.  Who would pay someone 300
million dollars when everyone knew that person would be taking a
medical leave.  I didn't think "key employees" were allowed any sort
of medical leave.     

I bet there were no substantial difference of layoffs over the holidays
verses any other given day.   New York requiring 8 weeks of company paid
leave Jan 1st is suspect to why CSX would choose now to to pull this.  

I love my job and union co- workers but I think this company keeps
going down hill.

I hope everyone out of service sues CSX the HR directors, managers and
who ever else that can be placed  on the lawsuit.

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

Lloyd

That post was dead on accurate.

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

RR Jim

There is no way he could get Fmla on his wife without her knowing.   A
medical professional will not discuss someone's health even with their
spouse.

Reminds me of the bs you were spewing about no pay raises for CSX
employees.   Enjoy your coffee and bs at McDonald's don't post bs on
here.

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

Here's a FMLA story. A CSX co-worker (now retired) plus a friend got
FMLA years ago because his wife has MS. It was strange the only time he
needed off was weekends. This went on for a long time. I talked to him
occasionally to see how the wife etc... were doing. We were working
different runs. Then he got busted, not by the railroad but by his
wife. Turns out he got FMLA without her knowledge. He was telling her
he was working on work trains 4-5 days a week an occasionally he was
not regular. It was more about spending time at the Moose Lodge.
Ironically the wife was still working a fulltime job 5 days a week. Of
course then she saw his pay stubs and it ended. lol. It's a good
program but should never be abused.

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

You idiots just dont get it do you?  People have fmla for hundreds of
reasons but take a wild guess on why it is abused?  Because these
railroads abuse the fuck out of their employees thats why.  You're the
same twats that tell everyone to quit if they dont like it and take
calls whenever you can for the company arent you?  Probably the same
people who work all the time and then bitch because their house payment
is so damn high and have to live out here.  Just save your shit.  The
guys who want to chastise all the ones laying off are the problem out
here.  You all would make great management.  People do abuse fmla but
get off your high horse.  The only reward you get for showing up all
the time is more money in your own damn pocket anyway.

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

Yo dog, any yall complaining talking bout the company after you and they
targeting you, well you have done something to get yourself in a messed
up situation. Yall really think for no reason at all the managers just
don't like you and would like to see you go? come on for real? You are
judged by either the way you look or the way you act, shame on anyone
for judging someone on the way they look that ain't right, but the way
you act is how most people will judge you and that's how it should be
right? if you act like a fool then you should be treated like a fool,
so don't act like a fool and then try to say your being targeted by
such and such forno reason, if you being trgeted the chances are you
did something to deserve it. Yeah there might be a rare case of this
managers wife cheated with a dude named greg and he just don't like
anyone named greg and yo name greg so he don't like you but that aint
what this about greg.

Name: Stop Complaining Do Your Job
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 04 January 2018

2L2Q I am with you 100% lazy asses (FMLA) abusers they play the system
pick their days off and the trains they want I hope they fire them all.
They think of only them selves and noone else if it is anything like our
terminal only do it on the weekends and holidays....I am guessing all
the people saying get an attorney are FMLA (Friday tru Monday leave
act).. pukes

Name: Almostthere
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 04 January 2018

If a lawyer only gets paid if you win.    What do you have to lose?  
I'd encourage all these guys out of service to call a lawyer.  From
everything I'm reading on Fmla you all have a solid case.

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

APE, for less than 1 year:
That very well may be true.  But, there have been plenty of cases where
employees were "fired" multiple times and ended up with their jobs,
seniority, and any lost time pay restored.  Normally\usually, all
depended upon the circumstances.  Support your union and pro-labor
politicians.

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

If the company wants to target someone and fire them.   That just adds
another zero on a settlement and another low life manager to sue.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 04 January 2018

One thing I witnessed in the railroad industry is when an employee puts
in a complaint against the company and wins there case. The person that
won there case now have a target on there back. And the company goes out
of there way to monitor that person and as soon as they make a
mistake,they are fired. Payback for taking the company on and winning.

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

HUMAN RESOURCES  get some!

https://www.stephaniehahn.com/blog/2017/07/employees-may-sue-hr-directors-for-fmla-violations.shtml

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

https://www.stephaniehahn.com/blog/2017/07/employees-may-sue-hr-directors-for-fmla-violations.shtml

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

http://www.hrmorning.com/yes-managers-can-be-personally-liable-for-fmla-violations/


Lower managers you think CSX will have your back?  But I was just doing
what I was told to do doesn't excuse you.

Name: RRJim
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 04 January 2018

Reality Check

I retired from CSX in 2010. It was getting pretty bad then and friends
still working kept telling me it was getting worse. That was hard to
imagine. I know Hunter Harrison had a devastating affect in his short
span. But, Mike Ward wasn't that great especially when he hired Tony
Ingram off the NS. In fact people I know on the NS said CSX did them a
favor. It was difficult to fathom the changes we witnessed.

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

Looking over the TA for the Carmen and Iím quite embarrassed that our
union took 3 years to negotiate this. You literally took 3 years to
accomplish nothing but a petty raise thatíll get swallowed up by
increased union dues. Scardelletti will get hundreds of thousands of
dollars in bonuses when this contract is ratified. While us workers
will get a swift kick in the nuts. I love how their number 1 selling
point of this TA is retroactive pay-on average over $3000. Give me a
break, what a joke. Number two is increased wages over the contract
period-on average over $20,000. I donít know who does their math but a
compounded wage increase of 13.1% over the five year contract period
does not add up to $20,000. Ok Iím done now, bye

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 03 January 2018

So with yard and terminal closers to streamline CSX rail system. Has a
blue print been laid out to every one of the big plan. And how it is
going to make CSX that much better for everyone. Or is it just keep
cutting and selling everything that they can get away with.Has the Hh
big plan to change CSX,shown results to date,or are the designers just
winging it and stringing every one along till they feel they canít get
anymore cash for ceo and share holders.

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

fmla


Blah blah blah

Your actions and comments are making a hostile work environment. System
notice had a hand it that too.  That in itself is a direct violation of
fmla.  How about that one person who needs it and uses it and now he
has to deal with assholes like you.   1 or  12 men layoff regular
doesn't make anyone work more or less.  If or when the carrier finds x
amount of men who live on the rails.  There will be massive layoffs. 
All you fucks who have been out here less than 10 years better hope the
more senior man doesn't  start living on the rails  or you can  kiss
your ass goodbye.  For the dumbass who believes someone has lost their
job because of laying off over Christmas/New Year.  You best put the
crack pipe down.

Turn your phone off and put the cigarette out new guy.

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

The power of the internet,as soon as you walk out of the privacy of your
home someone is taping you. Cameras on buildings dash cams phone cams. I
new a young guy that thought he was cool in university.He partied hard
was in demonstrations ,where property was damaged. All this went on you
tube,he had a degree, but when he applied for jobs HR,checked out social
media and seen this clown performing and was denied employment because
of it.So remember what you do out side your home is for all the world
to see.

Name: Reality Check
E-mail: 
Employed as: M of W, for 10-20 years
Posted: 03 January 2018

RRJim:

You are not a "body on a train", body implies a human being. 
Remember last summer when Frank Lonegro called us "number of units"
that were reduced.  I don't think that attitude is ever going to
change.  There is a special place for those that think like that, and
treat people like you were treated. I'm sure the RR Guru would tell us
all that if he could, and live his life different if given a second
chance.  But, he made his choices and now he will spend eternity in
Hell.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 03 January 2018

Us old guys fought hard for a lot of benefits that are in the collective
agreement to improve everyone lives. In most cases we had to give
something up to get certain benefits. They are in place for the people
that need these benefits. And yes if you are a person that abuses these
privileges,then you have to suffer the consequences if you abuse it.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 03 January 2018

Co you working with scooter today's?

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

Tried? Conductor. I know who you are.

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

Iím tried of all this FMLA talk. Those of u who marked off for the
holidays u know you did it just to be off for Christmas no other
reason. You want to talk about the company abusing your rights under
the fmla policy, but youíre abusing it also. Itís for emergencies not
to be off on the holidays or weekends. I get tried of working every
weekend when people are marked off fmla and posting on Facebook
pictures of them out hunting or fishing or any other activities theyíre
doing. Now you want to hire a lawyer because youíre caught. I donít feel
sorry for u all youíre doing is hurting the ones that use it for itís
intentions and those who really need it and canít get it. And for those
of you who are going to comment on this saying Iím a company mole nope
Iím sure not just a feed up conductor.

Name: Sick
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 03 January 2018

Examples of prohibited conduct include:
1Refusing to authorize FMLA leave for an eligible employee,
2Discouraging an employee from using FMLA leave,
3Manipulating an employeeís work hours to avoid responsibilities under
the FMLA,
4Using an employeeís request for or use of FMLA leave as a negative
factor in employment actions, such as hiring, promotions, or
disciplinary actions, or,
5Counting FMLA leave under ďno faultĒ attendance policies


2 has been violated with With the new system notice and the removing of
employees from service for Layoffs over the holidays.

5 has been violated with the caps attendance  policy


Those pulled out of service may be entitled to thousands of dollars in
damages.
I spoke with an attorney today out of Orlanda sounded very promising
and he only gets paid if Iwin my suit. 

He said it's too late to apologize.  That a hostile work environment
is the result of the company's unilateral move. Which is also a
violation.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 03 January 2018

I can remember the day when a person had a crisis at home,the company
bent over backwards to help. And if it was major union and company
raise money for the family.Today itís all about the bottom line for the
company. I was proud to work for a company that was family oriented,and
cared about its employees. Those days are long gone.

Name: Lawyerup
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 03 January 2018

https://www.americanbar.org/groups/lawyer_referral/resources/attorney_referral_system.
htm 


The above is dept. of labor approved Fmla attorneys.   Contact one as
soon as your pulled out of service due to a mark off.  Don't let them
get away with this. Also the Union needs to step up.  This is an
outrage.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 03 January 2018

If you look at your collective agreement,if they have people laid off in
your craft they have to give you leave of absence.

Name: RRJim
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 03 January 2018

They must give FMLA to anyone these days from what I'm reading. When I
was out there most times to get FMLA one had to appeal it after CSX
denied it. I filed for it in February 2007 when my Mom got ill it was
denied. She lived 600 miles away. By early May that year I had
exhausted all my Vacation & PL days. CSX then hit me with 5 charge
letters for excessive time off. My RFE & LC knew what was going on,
they managed to squash 4 of them, the 5th I was tired and took the
overhead. My Brother Locomotive Engineers began donating their PL days
so I could take care of her. She passed away in November 2007. I'll
always be grateful to my union brothers for the caring they showed.
Ironically CSX granted the FMLA after she was gone. It was so
restrictive it wouldn't of helped anyway. 

In January 2008 I was with the LC at the CMC Center in JAX coordinating
the new bid system for LE's on the Huntington Division. I by accident
ran into the woman that was responsible for sending out charge letters.
After taking a break I went back into the office they gave us. One of
the other LC's was talking to a woman when I realized who she was. I
left before I went off. When I got back she was still in the room. I
confronted her about having compassion seeing I heard part of her
conversation was about her so-called religious beliefs. I told her I
was surprised she didn't send out another letter when I marked for my
Mom's funeral and was off 7 days to take care of everything. Her
response was if she could of she would of seeing it was excessive. 

I guess my point is don't trust CSX for personal matters. In their
eyes we are just a body on a train. We don't have feeling or issues
that affect us in our lives.

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

Finally you lazy workers are caught!  I am glad csx has had enough!  Let
the workers who want to work and make money survive!!!!

Name: Utoo
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 02 January 2018

Xlc

Karma?   When the hell is karma going to raise its head on this fucked
up company?

Name: XLC
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 02 January 2018

Crews

Before you jump up and run to file a complaint make sure you read up on
the laws that protect employers and their rights to pursue suspected
violations of FMLA. Don't know what the fine is now but it was 10,000
at one time for violation or abuse of a federal program. Don't sit on
your butts on this one. Get your research done. If you are found guilty
you could be facing a large fine.  As for so many people using FMLA at
Christmas???? Karma is raising its head. You know who you are. All your
going to do is make it a lot harder for people who really seriously need
FMLA to get it.  The feds have been looking at this program for some
time now.  Get ready to jump through hoops soon if you really need it.

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

you think your employer has violated the FMLA, you should schedule a
consultation with an experienced lawyer. A lawyer can review your
situation, identify any legal problems in the way your employer treated
you, and help you decide what to do next. For example, you might want
the lawyer to coach you on how to talk to your manager, to write a
letter to your employer on your behalf, or even to file a lawsuit in
court. Many employment lawyers charge you only if you win your claim,
so you may not need to pay a lawyer up front.

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

Anyone laid off FM over the holidays are being pulled out of service.  
Contact the Dept. of Labor immediately.   

Filing a Complaint with the Secretary of Labor

A complaint may be filed in person, by mail or by telephone with the
Wage and Hour Division, U.S. Department of Labor. A complaint may be
filed at any local office of the Wage and Hour Division.
The complaint should be filed within a reasonable time of when the
employee discovers that his or her FMLA rights have been violated.
Filing a Private Lawsuit

An employee also has the right to file a private lawsuit under the FMLA
in any Federal or state court of competent jurisdiction. The FMLA is
subject to a statute of limitations. This means that, generally, suit
must be filed within two years after the last action that the employee
believes was in violation of the FMLA, or three years if the violation
was willful. (It is up to the court to rule whether the alleged
violation occurred and, if so, whether it was willful.) A state
employee's right to private action may be limited.

Name: friend
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 10-20 years
Posted: 02 January 2018

Ape 1-10

Most likely will force you into taking disability unless you can get a
ym or dispatch  job or something like that. I heard they did away with
all the clerks jobs. If your an engineer I cant think of a desk job
other than those listed that would be as lucrative as yours. 
Call a railroad lawyer and ask. If your hurt by this don't waste time.
 That was a good question. Good bet this forum is going to get blown up
by csx moles who want to distract everyone away form discussing this
topic. Nothing more the company hates than people coming on here and
talking about how they are injured at the hands of the railroad. Bad
publicity.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 01 January 2018

To the dumb ass how done it who gives a shit about csx printers they can
afford to get another one where all your concern about the Millions of
dollars mantle ridge is stealing and not to mention the millions they
paid a peace of shit who had one foot in the grave and the thousands
that no lost there lively hood for the greed of a few, worry about
something like that not a printer, you must be a real company suck to
put that on this site go back under your managers desk and keep doing
what your best at.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 01 January 2018

So if an employee has this vibration condition and you succeed with your
claim. The railway could say your not fit anymore to operate a train.
Because it would hinder the condition and make it worse. So they would
most likely have to put you in an office job.just wondering?

Name: UP FELA CLAIMS INFO
E-mail: lrinfo@up.com
Employed as: CSX Contractor, for N/A
Posted: 01 January 2018

Information Only Claims For Vibration Exposure:

UP is encouraging all TE&Y employees to submit a vibration exposure
claim, within the three year statue of limitation limits.

The Onset of Symptoms is Usually:

Discomfort
Pain
Numbness
Tingling
Burning
Swelling

Factors may that may be associated with these symptoms may include:

Intense long duration exposure to combinations of force and repetition

Doing task beyond your physical capabilities

Exposure to vibration above maximum health guidelines.

Report symptoms if they:

Are persistent, severe or worsening 

Radiate

Keep you from sleeping at night

If you have constant or unusual symptoms see [your] doctor and NOT the
company nurse.

Once an evaluation is completed, and it is determined that treatment is
needed, contact your FELA approved attorney for a free consultation.

Depending on years of service, settlements are generally above three
hundred thousands dollars  ($300,000.00).

This information is provided to all Railroaders.

Happy New Year!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 31 December 2017

Sad part is when they bring in these people to raid a company and make
major cuts.They end up riding into the sun set with there pockets full.
The new guy has to try and fix the damage.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 31 December 2017

If your yard closes take it as a sign go to another trade or industry
working out doors in the dead of winter and dealing with to most brain
dead, laziest and unfair management in any industry is not worth it
your better off working in factory like a dog and making $15 a hour
than to deal with the weather and the bull shit and not to mention the
tens of thousands of dollars you pay out in union dues that let so much
of the shit go down and lie to you and want nothing but your dues and
have the nerve to tell its the best deal we can get all they do is give
in on every contract, you will save money working else where and might
even have day shift week ends off, so if your yard closes draw your
unemployment benefits its your money you paid in and I can only hope
for every one who is laid off and gets laid off they find good jobs and
say the hell with the rail road and CSX when they try to call people
back it will take them years to recover from all this bull shit and
train new people who knows maybe some of those lazy ass managers will
have to do a days work again and one thing is for certain they are no
exempt from what could go down and they will get a little pay back for
all the dirty work they done and people they screwed over since HH and
his mantle ridge master have brought down.

Name: Who was it?
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 31 December 2017

So the Million dollar question is, Who stole the New Printer at 00q120?
Was it Mr. Sticky fingers himself? Can't be, he was terminated about a
year back.  Perhaps it was the Fella that was caught last year loading
up cases of CSX provided Gatorade in his truck twice to take home for
personal use. Any info or leads should be forwarded to the Dayton
Police Dept. or the CSX police.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 31 December 2017

Did just 6 weeks shy of 40 full yrs. About the 1st 3rd of that time
I became convinced too many were very gullible and went by what they
heard or thought - not by the true facts.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 31 December 2017

As a person who has spent thirty five years in the industry.If there
wasnít a rumours by 1800 someone would create one. And it was amazing
how far it traveled.I learned to ignore a lot of rumours till I new
things where factual.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years
Posted: 31 December 2017

Everyone should prepare, another round of layoffs are coming in January.
Foote would like to show the board and stock holders that he is the
right man for the job. These cuts are acrossed the board. 400-500 more
unemployed, middle management down.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 20-30 years
Posted: 31 December 2017

Iím a Carmen in Willard are we havenít heard anything lately about
closing. Who did ya hear that from. I know as a carman if they close
the whole yard I can take my seniority wherever should we get a
dovetail in. But no one in mechanical has heard anything about this.
More information would be great but nothing would surprise us anymore

Name: No seniority
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 31 December 2017

Anyone! 

Is it true they are closing Willard yard? Where does their seniority
extend too? Can they go beyond it if the whole yard is closed? I can
barely hold a job now.

Name: Staffing
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 29 December 2017

Hh cut staff at cn cp,33 percent. Then they trained managers to do our
work instead of recalling stall. Your union posted on here that they
will not do that in USA.So if that is true staff will be recalled that
much faster. My prediction is it is going to be a busy year for North
American railroads. Foote better get his shit together because I donít
think the government is going to keep accepting there lame excuses.
Shit or get off the pot foote !

Name: Carman
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 29 December 2017

In this cold weather we would tell TM to reduce the train from the tail
end,and not to dynamite the head end cars.They donít understand that in
this cold that some emergency portion will not recover and a lot of
times the number 8 vent value stays stuck open.. Then you have to walk
the train try and hear what is blowing and take the plug end and plug
the number 8 vent value. It can be the gong show when you have a TM
that is clueless .

Name: Retired carman
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 29 December 2017

Did four years under Hh as ceo,the coldest day we worked was minus 55c
and these morons in the warm offices still tried to run long trains. We
spent hours driving the trains four air leaks..we just went along with
what they told us to do,they where all panicked about trains not moving
At the beginning of the shift we told tm you have to reduce the number
of cars or put slave in the middle of train. But they would not listen
till nine and sixteen hour delays.priceless

Name: Cond
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 29 December 2017

GET OVER IT!

No one gives a rats ass about the derailment anymore. Go find a god
damn Amtrak site to continue this stupid ass topic. Trains have been
derailing since they started railroading. All this derailment did was
bring out the foamers, the pines nut case, and the a holes that just
want to debate out of their basements. WE DONT GIVE A SHIT ANYMORE!
What we do care about is everyone who is out in this damn cold weather
and are sick and been beat down for the last 3 weeks because the devil
from hell(EHH) make a mess out of everything. Ran good workers off, put
people on the street and has now even from the grave created a man power
shortage we haven't seen in years. the company is begging for transfers
all over the system to fill in where there aren't enough people to
work. We still have this abuse attendance policy that is going to make
people show up sick as a dog and make everyone else sick too. Listen
people, when you get sick go to the emergency room! Don't go to a med
care. BOMBARD THE HELL OUT OF THE EMERGENCY ROOM. If you puking,
coughing up green or what ever. Your co pay may be a little higher now
thanks to our worthless unions, but the cost to the company is higher.
Make them pay out the nose to cover all of us for putting us in this
situation. The stress is weakening a lot of guys out here and are
breaking them down. It frickin going to be -14 degrees for the 3rd
shift guys and you can bet your ass they wont get the 10-15 minute
breaks that were always required to get warm and out of dangerous cold
temps. They will give them 15-20 minutes lunches and run them back out
in the yards.  If your in freezing wind chills make sure management
knows when your needing a break. If they don't give it to you write
down names, times, dates, and when you asked. If you get sick make sure
you send all the info to the medical department and let your personal
physician know. This isn't a joke. This company aint worth dying for
and getting frost bite. EHH is warm an toasty in hell. WE ARENT!

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

It's bitter cold all over northern America.
But some knumbnuts people working in nice, warm, dry, well lit offices
bark orders to others, who are out in the elements = 
true csx courtesy & professionalism.

Name: Cold
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 29 December 2017

Minus 39c today in central Canada,hoses a little stiff to day!!

Name: Cond.
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 28 December 2017

CMC caller 
 
Your obvious a smart ass company mole. No one in The CMC would post a
remark like that.  Out right attempt to intimidate. That previous post
was something that happens all the time. Calling us and threatening us
with refusal to work or miss call if we won't take a job we don't
have to. Always threatening and blowing smoke up our asses with coments
that are total bull. Either new callers who don't know agreements or do
and just full of shit. No one has to take a call after 2200 when they
have a scheduled day off. Engineers don't have to accept any call
after 2000 hrs before a scheduled day off. Everyone is sick of
this....we got you on the phone so you have to bullshit. Karma is a
real bitch. Just give us the ivr and get rid of callers. We can get our
LC to hash it out.

Name: Cmc caller
E-mail: 
Employed as: Crew Dispatcher, for 10-20 years
Posted: 28 December 2017

Mr. Pissed what is your ID number I will gladly put more points in for
you.

Name: pissed
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 28 December 2017

CREW MANAGER!!!!!   

Would you like to explain to all of us how in the hell a person can
lose work on the same train twice in 1 day.  I marked off sick and
missed a train a few hours later. Then in my history when the other
crew marked off at the hotel(11 hrs later) it showed I lost work on the
same train again. How in the hell can you miss work on the same train
twice? What does their marking off at the hotel have to do with me? I
called one of your reps and he blew me shit telling me he couldn't see
on his screen what I was talking about and had no answer for me. I
wanted to know what caller made the notes and he blew me off again. If
I get docked extra points or lose extra pay for this Im not going to
lay down like a dog on this quietly. 
I also had a DV the next day and marked back up after 2200. Instead of
putting me in future mark off status and leaving me alone your cronies
started blowing my phone up at 2310(way after 2200) and did it for an
hour before I finally got pissed and called to tell them to quit
calling me! Had to remind them that I didn't have to take a call that
goes on duty after 0000 and go to work after my vacation started  and
was going to file ethics charges for the harassment when they knew good
and well I didn't have to work. One of them blew me more shit and said
they could call me.  I then asked him if they could force me to work
and violate my union agreement then how come they didn't Miss Call me.
How come they called me 5 stinking times for over and hour and never
left any messages. That's when he hung up on me. They knew what they
were doing. Its bull shit harassment. Waking me up and pulling this
crap because we don't have people to work anymore. Cut manpower so
short and furloughed so many people the ones who were gone said screw
it and didn't come back.  
This Foote character better make some changes in your department. If
something doesn't give we don't need the Union to start a stink.
Petitions and ethics charges should get the ball rolling. Get your
people in control!

Name: Monitor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 27 December 2017

All Crafts

Rip Willard was 100% correct when he suggested that everyone stop
bickering about issues that are not relevant to what is happening in
the industry right now. As bad as the Amtrak situation was, it is not
an issue for the freight train service and what is happening in CSX at
this moment. Let the FRA and Feds deal with their issues. With new tax
laws in the next year, a new CEO and a change in the entire operations
in progress there is going to be serious back lash for many in the
field. Back wages are supposed to be paid soon and engineers will be
getting a bonus. No matter how large or small everyone needs to be
smart and hang on to every dime they get until the smoke settles down
from this crazy fiasco. There is NO CERTAINTY who will be left standing
and where they will be when the dust settles. Be wise. Make good
choices. Plan for the possibility of having to relocate your families. 
Never assume anything. Do not forget that your medical coverage has
changed. It will cost you a lot more for medical care now and a sick
family member at this time of year could hurt your dearly. If you learn
anything that is helpful  do not hesitate to post it on this site. Do
not let the company moles or lonely basement foamers discourage you.
Everyone needs to have each others back. 2018 is probably going to be
one of the hardest years for any one with less than 10 years. Hang
tough and hang tight! Be safe and take your time. Know one is any good
to their family if they go home hurt or sick.  God bless and pray for a
better 2018!

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

Wow old RRjim came home. Nice post old man. says a lot
Goober.


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

Mr Ed

You're correct no railroader would want their children working on the
railroad. Same goes for a lot of other occupations. That's not our
decision once they hit a certain age around 14-15 years old they think
they know better. I worked with a lot of railroaders that were 4th &
5th generation railroad. I'm sure none of their fathers wanted it for
them. Railroad has always been a difficult life. It really hasn't
changed. Only thing different is the people. Other than that it's
always been an "us vs them" mentality doesn't matter if one is
management or in the crafts. If my son had wanted to work for the
railroad I wouldn't stopped him. It's one of the small percentage of
jobs that still has a retirement, healthcare etc... plus the ability
to
earn a decent living if one applies themselves. There can be a lot of
bumps along the way with furloughs, yard closures/reductions etc... I
went through all that during my career even had to relocate several
times. It was never easy seeing every move was at my own expense.
Eventually I found a terminal that was promising and it paid off.

Name: Fact
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 27 December 2017

Ask Trainmaster David Benson about his late night pillow fights wth his
male roommate. Seriously ..!!!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 27 December 2017

I will say one thing about the railway,I started at age twenty and
retired with a pention.most people on there own canít put money away
every month for retirement,I have a grade twelve thatís it. I know a
lot of people get out of university with a hundred grand worth of
student loans,and worthless degrees.defined pention plans are on there
way out with most companies.Guys I worked with always said they work on
the railway for the pention.And they now buy other investments and have
a pretty nice retirement.I have lots of friends that envy me for being
retired at a young age ,these people will have to work most of there
lives because of hey saved nothing for retirement.

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

Mr Ed

You're correct no railroader would want their children working on the
railroad. Same goes for a lot of other occupations. That's not our
decision once they hit a certain age around 14-15 years old they think
they know better. I worked with a lot of railroaders that were 4th &
5th generation railroad. I'm sure none of their fathers wanted it for
them. Railroad has always been a difficult life. It really hasn't
changed. Only thing different is the people. Other than that it's
always been an "us vs them" mentality doesn't matter if one is
management or in the crafts. If my son had wanted to work for the
railroad I wouldn't stopped him. It's one of the small percentage of
jobs that still has a retirement, healthcare etc... plus the ability to
earn a decent living if one applies themselves. There can be a lot of
bumps along the way with furloughs, yard closures/reductions etc... I
went through all that during my career even had to relocate several
times. It was never easy seeing every move was at my own expense.
Eventually I found a terminal that was promising and it paid off.

Name: UP Merger Talks
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for N/A
Posted: 27 December 2017

Mantel Ridge is in complete control of CSX'S Board of Directors. The
rumor in corporate UP is that, if UP pursues a takeover of CSX, UP 
Board of Directors will retain Foote to run the entire operations
of both railroads.
What Harrison has done to all the other railroads under his charge, has
not been even closely matched by UP'S CEO (Fritz). And Foote is
mentally carrying Harrison blueprint!

Name: Mr.Ed
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 27 December 2017

Cornductor


Ihe company doesn't pay our bills.

You need to raise the bar.  Your boys would love this job?  I work out
here so my kids can better theirselves.  This place is fine for me not
my kids.  I would hope anyone with any expectations for their kids
would feel the same. 

You must be a real company suck ass

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

Economy is getting hot,they are hiring both railroads cn cp so expect
increase in interchange traffic to come onto your CSX line.with trumps
tax cuts expect more production on USA soil which should bring traffic
to USA railroads. Cn just put a large order in for new
locomotives.Waiting to see what trump will do with NAFTA
agreement.hopefully benefits all the railways.

Name: Cornductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 26 December 2017

Sad cry babies....I actually love my job.  You have to follow
rules...wow that's so hard!!!.How many people think it's retarded
that these crybabies do everything in their power to screw over the
same company that pays your electric bill and buys that carton of
Marlboro reds on your dashboard of your 98 grand prix!!!!!  If you
don't like the job then quit!!! I have two sons that would love to
make the money we do.

Name: Na
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 26 December 2017

Car repair 
Just what would you like to know. You want info on your craft or
anyone's craft? Can't help ya if your not T&E. Maybe the mindset of
EHH didn't affect you that much because he just fired you guys and
closed your shops down without screwing with your agreement that much.
As for T&E all of you better take a good look at your new subdivision
timetables. The division's were broke down to subdivision because
according to EHH it made it better to correct and streamline each area
than having one large timetable with several subdivisions. I have
already come across changes in wording they can use against you if they
are head hunting in the northern division. And no I'm not listing them
because it's your damn job to read them. What doesn't make any sense
is you still have to go to the old division options on the computer to
print subdivision bulletins. Another thing not answered is if your on
the xbd do you have to carry each subdivision bulletin for every single
one you are subject to be called or can u wait until you get called for
one of them to print them out.. I've gone months without being called
for a subdivision they have now, and when I looked at all of them and
every  dang one of them said the same damn thing. Who needs to carry 4
subdivision bulletins that say you got to wear spike boots in ice and
snow. It was better to have one bulletin for the entire division. When
I'm done looking at them Im sure there's going to be the same
mistakes and same crap there was before. Not holding my breath!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 26 December 2017

I agree, Car Repair, although times are rough right now, the amount of
useful or pertinent information you could find here has diminished. It
sucks for everybody. We all get it.

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

Car repair


Suck my donkey.

Name: Boxing day
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 26 December 2017

Boxing Day sale rail yards cranes locomotives,if you can move it we sell
it at CSX.Come on down make us an offer,we at CSX and Mantle ridge are
eager to serve our share holders.This is a one time major sale folks,so
donít hesitate to come in make us an offer ,savings savings save up to
eighty percent on most product.Come on down for a coffee and dounuts
and meet Ceo foot all the way from Canada,see you soon folks.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 10-20 years
Posted: 26 December 2017

Does anyone do anything other than whine, bitch, and cry? Shut up and do
your job. You should be lucky you are still working. You all sound like
a bunch of god damned spoiled women. I used to follow the posts to see
what is going on throughout the system, but wholly fuck some of you
make it unbearable to read!

Name: Loco
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 25 December 2017

Pine turd

Go lay down. No one said anything about setting the brakes. What was
said was engineer was speeding.  Fact. No more to be said. Taking the
curve at 80 without trying to take action could have been just as bad.
For your info we set full service all the time with no problems at
speeds up to 50. still doesn't matter. He was speeding! What part of
that don't you get. If he didn't know his territory he shouldn't
have been out there. Until the engineer makes a statement to press know
one knows for sure where his head was so just shut the fuck up.

Name: Loco
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 25 December 2017

Pine turd

Go lay down. No one said anything about setting the brakes. What was
said was engineer was speeding.  Fact. No more to be said. Taking the
curve at 80 without trying to take action could have been just as bad.
For your info we set full service all the time with no problems at
speeds up to 50. still doesn't matter. He was speeding! What part of
that don't you get. If he didn't know his territory he shouldn't
have been out there. Until the engineer makes a statement to press know
one knows for sure where his head was so just shut the fuck up.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 25 December 2017

I wish I hade never gotten involved with the railroad had worked for
almost 20 years to only have my hole craft laid off and people with not
a fifth of my years of service now doing my job and there's feel so
betrayed and wondering why I ever got in this industry in the first
place the hell with csx and the railroad should have never got into
this or should have left years ago working shitty shifts bad rest days
paying tens of thousands of dollars on union dues to union that don't
do nothing for you and stands by and lets crap like this go down and
gives the company everything they want on every contract, you deal with
the laziest, worthless and most unfair management in any industry so I
would suggest any body don't come to railroad its not worth it your
better off working in a factory like a dog than get deal with all the
bull shit you have to put with csx is finished and the only thing that
will be left will short lines and not a third of the jobs at not half
the pay so the only ones that should go the railroads are the rail nuts
but I'm sure in about two years they will be have all that burned out
of them.

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

A lot of crews laid up in hotels.  You guys know you have to lay off if
you want to be home. No matter what day of the year it is.  You must be
a special kind of stupid if you work on Christmas for straight time and
sit in a hotel for free.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 23 December 2017

Everyone is forgetting about the thousands of people who where laid off
before the holidays so mantle ridge and there burning ex CEO could line
there pockets for all those that are being forced to work I'm been
there its no fun but don't forget all those ball sucking managers that
carry out the dirty work they will be at home with there families and
have the balls to tell you they have your back what a load of shit I
can only hope they will soon get what is coming to them when they fell
the love of this family oriented company they have the nerve to call it
so good lock to those who are laid off and find a better job than the
railroads and especially csx and for those that are left but no good
will towards the managers who carry out the dirty work I hope they lose
a lot of sleep.

Name: Reality Check
E-mail: 
Employed as: M of W, for 10-20 years
Posted: 23 December 2017

http://m.railwayage.com/index.php/blogs/art-miller/csx-illinois-central-version-20.html?channel=&Itemid=491


Leaves you to wonder where or who we will be working for in the future.
Hope all you Hunter disciples meet the same fate as HH including KissAss
Foote

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

Let me tell you people at CSX you had the devil only 10 months.We put up
with that son of a bitch for 4 years. You all dodge a bullet when he
passed.foot learned Hh evil ways it the trade.watch your back. I donít
think the board of directors is going to make the same mistake twice.I
predict Foote will be replaced early in the new year.

Name: Cond.
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 22 December 2017

NOTICE 
Just read wallstreet journal interview with Foote. He said....Harrison
created enough disciples in CSX to continue his plans. He intends to go
forward with his operating plan. Does anyone not see this pattern? EHH
father was a traveling preacher and he forged forward to create his
disciples at his camp. This man was evil and was no doubt a false
prophet! Maybe God has a plan to end this since he died right before
Christmas. Everyone pray in your homes or at Christmas mass if you get
to church. EHH was counting on you not being there. The work of the
devil.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 22 December 2017

Such a stand up company CSX is. Forcing their employees to work
Christmas Day. Thereís a special place in hell for the people that make
these decisions.

Name: jim
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 22 December 2017

fuck hunter harrison

Name: Corp
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years
Posted: 22 December 2017

Crew 

Your running out of time to make holiday plans. All crew will work
Christmas. Catch up work for customers is bullshit lie. Customers will
be closed down. Leave their shit outside the gates. Don't use your
phone to call anyone at an industty if you can't get in. Better yet
just mark off. It's your right if you feel ill from holiday work
stress. Take your 4 points. Xmas is on monday. Your family is more
important than 4 points. 
Another derailment for Csx today.  Rensselear indiana. Tank cars
everywhere. Main line torn out.  Who's going to get the blame for this
one?

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

to conductor,30+ yrs,21 dec 2017,
ref: mean spirited message posted 21 dec 2017

you ask why my message was mean spirited and posted on all
boards.ol'eugene was a mean sob that screwed you csx folks over and cn
also. i only spoke the truth. why is the funeral festivities info quiet?
csx has you folks so job scared it is really sad.hopefully the new ceo
will treat
you folks better.you folks need ol'eugene's funeral info to line up
and piss on his corpse "precision railroad style"with maximum volume
and no wasted time in line.enough said here.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 22 December 2017

Foote is just going to repeat what he did at cn,thatís all he knows.Did
same thing at cn cp made everyone work over the holidays.While these
pricks are no where to be found over the holidays.Hh cancelled over
time but had to pay double time on Christmas holidays.What I found with
these pricks if people say they are happy to work the holidays for
overtime it pisses them off,it has the opposite affect. And then they
look at the production vs what it cost to work the holiday. Like I said
many times these managers are nothing without the workers the backbone
of CSX is the workers

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

Just heard from local TM

ALL JOBS WILL WORK ON CHRISTMAS DAY, NO EXCEPTIONS!

These people we work for really are mean spirited ASSHOLES!

We don't take care of our customers the rest of the week/year, But on
Christmas Day we're supposed to believe that the carrier actually
gives a shit about our customers? NOPE! It's just nasty old union
busting, malevolent, childish behavior on the part of upper management!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Engine repair, for 20-30 years
Posted: 21 December 2017

I don't want to get anyone fired up but I was wondering if other
departments are working Christmas holidays, VP of mechanical sent out e
mail all mechanical operations will work through the holiday to better
serve our customers.

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

1st thought of mine is a question:  why bombard each & every
forum\section of this site with the same mean spirited message?

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

ol' eugene now burning in hell and sucking the devil's precision rail
and getting devil's old rail up his ass. ol' eugene getting his karma
now. you guys didn't lose anything at all. hopefully the new ceo will
be better and not run over top of you.
   i notice no public notice of his funeral or burial/cremation
festivities. is csx/harrison family afraid someone will steal his
corpse and abuse it/mutilate it or piss on it like the george pullman
family back in 1898 when the sob george pullman died?george pullman was
the hunter harrison of the 1890's to his railcar employees and did them
shitty. his casket and vault was put in a wire cage and covered with
much concrete to prevent digging up by the pissed of people he done
wrong.any thoughts here?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 20 December 2017

Myself I retired six months ago from cp I did four years with Hh being
ceo. Pulled out of service twice,for next to nothing.The stress you
where put under I canít put in words.  I came on this site to try and
warn people about this man and his team. I have seen him destroy many
people and there dreams.Some of his bully managers that I worked with
puking blood from ulcers some ended up on nut ward. There is justice
and Iím confident the company employees are going to take there futures
back. These management teams come and go.But have no skin in the game
like the employees do.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 20 December 2017

The Only ones paying tribute to that peace of shit Harrison is either a
total kiss ass manager, idiot or a wall street blood sucking prick that
has nothing but contempt for blue colored workers he did nothing but
destroy the lively hoods of thousands of people while lining his own
pockets and the pockets of blood sucking hedge funds that only care
about short term stock manipulation of stock buy backs that would have
landed them in prison at one time in this country and selling off
assets what till they have nothing to sell and can't buy back any more
stock and the real numbers come out they will sell out and the big
losers will be the employees that are left so the only thing this peace
of shit tribute should get is thrown in a card board box and thrown in a
hole with a marker piss here.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 20 December 2017

CSX stock is over valued,there is nothing to support the price it is
at.Expect a correction on this stock.Mantle propped it up and the sale
of assets and job cut.But now loss of fifty percent customer revenue
gone..Its not a stock Iím buying soon.To many unknowns with this one!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: CSX Customer, for N/A
Posted: 20 December 2017

Our sales rep told me CSX has lost hundreds of millions in business,
hard to get a handle on just how much volume walked away.

I don't want to be complacent or anything, are we really sure old
Eugene really assumed room temperature ? Is it verified ?....Even so,
it might be worth while if someone went to check and at least poke him
with a stick, we all know Ghouls, Vampires and werewolves have a nasty
habit of coming back to life.

Best wishes to all of you at CSX, the employees and customers have
taken so much abuse from asshole Hunter and his circumcision
railroading, his kicking the bucket was a great Christmas present, god
bless us one and all.....ding dong the which is dead !

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 20 December 2017

84 million gift,minus revenue from 50 per cent of customer loss,price
less! No wonder some top brass left the company. They did not want
there names attached to these business tactics!

Name: RRJim
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 20 December 2017

It was a big mistake reimbursing EHH $84 million for his CP pension that
he had to give up to go to CSX. Under the CP contract he was suppose to
retire in June 2017 with a clause that his railroad career was over.
That after retiring he couldn't go to any other railroad. Why CSX
wanted him is everyone's guess. Mantle Ridge sweetened the pot with a
billion dollar investment. That's a big reason the stock climb.
Statistics doesn't support it.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 20 December 2017

Paid 84 million to hang out at home.Thats better than any life insurance
he could of bought to leave his  family. CSX board what a bunch of
morons..

Name: The knack
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 19 December 2017

I worked with guys for years,as managers they where pretty good
guys.Then a Long came Hh,and in a short time brain washed these people
to do his dirty deeds .It was like over night you where the enemy and
where treated like shit. And it got worse as time went on.It was mind
blowing how there personalities changed ,and preached the Hh song.In
time they lost friends and respect of employees.Then when Hh left the
company some tried to suck up and be friends again ,but where
ignored.If you look at history look at what people did for
Hitler,performed atrocities.But when the ball was falling on them they
all tried to hide from justice.It amazes me how some people can be so
easily controlled.tYou know who they are,treat accordingly!

Name: Cond.
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 19 December 2017

Crews
I remember reading a post on here when ehh first took over warning
everyone that his election was just smoke and mirrors and was just to
start a frenzy of excitement so stock would rise and more investors
would jump on board. That's exactly what happened. They all knew the
old man's time was limited but they needed the pony show to boost
ratings. Now that the circus act is over its going to be real
interesting to see how csx's PR department is going to fix this one.
Any investor with half a brain would have checked out the old man
thoroughly before taking the bite. Now they have to clean up their
relations with the customers and fix their shitty reputation. Going to
be fun to watch this one unfold! They can't be trusted now. They
showed they were either dumb and desperate or the king of deception!
Wonder just how much money they actually milked out of the old man that
they couldn't get elsewhere.  Good thing he died. Guessing their not
obligated to pay anything back

Name: Stock Seller
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 19 December 2017

I sold all of my stock for the simple reason that if they thought Foote
was capable of running CSX then why didn't they hire him in the 1st
place and save all the money they paid Hunter. No matter what it does
from here on out I made a healthy profit on it and no longer care if it
goes up or down.

Name: Blan-Shitty
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 19 December 2017

More Big lies surface after EHH croaks....

Foote was NEVER to be CEO or succeed Harrison

ďYou will be employed as COO, reporting to me or my successor,Ē said
the four-year contract signed by then-CEO Hunter Harrison on Oct. 25.



https://www.jaxdailyrecord.com/article/james-footes-contract-didnt-anticipate-him-becoming-csx-corp-ceo

Name: 
E-mail: Www.enjoyyourretirementuoldpri
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 19 December 2017

Did anyone else read the article that Hunter contracted a illness the
week before his death while doing one of his famous " You do it my way
or you will be fired Hunter Camps"  so I bet someone had a cold or
something and the old prick caught the cold! My bet is he got a cold
and turned into Pneumonia. The worst thing that can happen to someone
who has a lung disease and on oxygen is getting pneumonia.i wonder if
the person  who gave it to Hunter infected him on purpose!!! If he did
do it on purpose we should erect a statute of this manager sneazing on
a statue of hunter (of course the statue would have his oxygen
tank),and we make the day he died a csx holiday!!!

Name: RRJim
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 19 December 2017

Invest

I bought the majority of my CSX after the crash in 2009 when it was
around $19 a share. I had some stock from back in the 70's & 80's
from a C&O/CSX employee stock purchase program then in the BLE 401K.
Made money in all the splits and definitely after 2008 plus reinvesting
the divvie. It was time to move on.

Name: RRJim
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 19 December 2017

NoMo

It's been a long time. Good to see you're still around. 

I retired about 7 years ago. I did some volunteer work at the VA
hospital for 2 years. Then found a job through a local Manpower doing
some part-time flagging with a shortline railroad when outside
contractors worked near the track. After 4 years I gave it up about a
month ago. CSX ran most of their MTY's (coal & grain) over it till
Hunter Harrison stopped most of it. It was time to move on to something
else. 

Hope life is treating you well?

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

The NS is out of the picture. The BNSF would be the logical suitor. If
it were me I'd be looking for an offer from the KCS. The UP, BNSF,  CN
and CP all run east and west. Mexico is where all the new business will
come from. I hope it all plays out for you guys and gals. CSX was a
great company to work for back in the day..family oriented and you
could carry around the rule book in your back pocket!

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

RRJIM
I bought my stock when it was in the high 30 range. Not being an idiot
and selling just because it dropped to 51. Why would I?  Most older
guys have stock because it was given to them through the company not
because they deliberately invest in it.  If they have been around
awhile they got it when it was in the 20s.  Don't understand why some
keep screaming to sell the stock.

Name: New Sheriff Foote
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 18 December 2017

The new CEO is the most value commodity amongst railroad CEO'S. The
stock is recovering and fund managers have confidence in him executing

Harrison's master plan. Those of you who wish to sit on the sidelines
and complain, should consider investing your hard earned dollars in the
company. Any amount invested 1 year ago would have doubled.

CSX is ripped for a takeover by BNSF or NSC...with a price of around
$80-90 a share.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 18 December 2017

It said on the news that Hunters father was a church minister.Hunter had
not respect for his fellow man,and put a stop to naps on trains while
they where in a siding.At the same time he so called worked out of his
home and slept when he needed to.people around him where instruments
for his greed,and could care a less of the loyal company employees,that
in worse cases where fired just to get operating ratio down.but at the
same time he was rewarded with millions of dollars.And the so called
educated people in charge support his behaviour,and when newer
employees where pushed to work faster in a new environment,and ended up
losing his life because of it. Hh would chalk it up as just doing
business.Shame on Hh and all the people who supported him.

Name: Captain Crunch Berries 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 18 December 2017

Well I guess what they need to do is put old HH in an old MOW gondola
and have him tour around csx properties so everyone can pay their
respect to  him and when he starts smelling funny fill up the gon with
dirt and have Jack Vierling store the car somewhere never to be seen
again would that be considered a load or empty oh well.

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

RRJim...good to see you're alive and kickin',maybe just not quite as
high:)

Everybody needs to read the CSX Proxy statement when it's published.
It will tell you everything you need to know in a round about way. If
CSX were smart, they would have had key-man insurance on Harrison to
cover the cost of hiring him. Harrison would have also been giving a
large life insurance policy as part of his compensation. Harrison's
family should be responsible for his funeral expenses. CSX knew about
his COPD before they hired him. I saw a picture of him at the annual
meeting last year with his oxygen system. I gave him 6 months at best
but he made it a bit longer.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 18 December 2017

Hh new he was on his way out,that is why he hired foot because he could
keep secrets.Top brass where pushed out of CSX because they where
asking the hard questions that would of put,Hh motives in question. And
I bet the people that new of Hh condition calls where made so they could
position themselves as not to lose money. I hope the securities
commission follow the trading movement of certain people at the time of
Hh taking medical leave.It will all surface if there was insider trading
.Im confident that there is some unethical behaviour,is going to service
on certain groups.

Name: Mr.Ed
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 18 December 2017

CSX withheld information on EHH's health form investors.  Someone needs
to go to prison for this.

Name: Fresh start
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 18 December 2017

My opinion is this board of directors should be replaced.Share holders
should be really pissed at board for not doing there due diligence,for
the future of CSX.They should of demanded medical from Hh before he was
hired.Hh new he was dying,and hustled everyone to get funds for his
family.Hh had nothing to lose and everything to gain..He sat at home
going threw the motions and everyone sat back expecting miracles.As an
investor it is scared to know there are boards out there like this
making decisions with peoples hard earned money. The whole board and
upper management should all be replaced.I bet they are all so out of
touch that they do believe in Santa clause .Very bad deal for share
holders and company as a whole.

Name: Read
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 18 December 2017

https://www.wsj.com/articles/csx-chiefs-death-prompts-tough-questions-about-move-to-hire-him-1513554100

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 18 December 2017

To all the wall street bankers and investors... I guess you wont be
cashing out millions after all. You all seen how Hunter took CP stock
and Quadrupled it and made millionaires out of alot of people and you
scumbags wanted to get in on it. Guess what cash out your tens of
thousands of dollars and go ruinother people's lives,leave us csx
employees alone.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 18 December 2017

I guess I gotta buy a round trip plane tickets to Florida now, cause i
always said i piss on his grave when he droped dead.i wonder How many
Hunter haters will show up to his wake and funeral to tell all the
people there to Mourning his death what a rotten prick he was.

Name: Good old days
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 18 December 2017

Ya I can remember the days when train crew had bad order to set out,the
carman would get the pin for crew and then make the joint .Or the train
crew would get some hoses for carman,or carman would line the gates for
the incoming.It worked well we helped each other and things ran smooth
and the work was done in a timely matter.And we where praised by
management for no train delays,ya those where the days!Now your treated
like itís your first day on the job,and watched recorded for every
little thing.

Name: RRJim
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 18 December 2017

APE less than a year

You should of been working by the book all the time. The days of doing
favors and good moves were over way before you hired on. That ended
when Ward hired Tony Ingram off of the NS. It changed when TM's
started spying with binoculars etc... and writing anyone up for the
smallest infraction without first giving a verbal warning. That was all
under Ward not Harrison.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 18 December 2017

Flags at half mast could be in memory of the money CSX has now lost.

Name: Stand
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 18 December 2017

Just got called to work at my terminal.  Flags at half staff.  I went
out and raised them back up.  Letís see what happens now.

Name: Hunter
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 18 December 2017

Well folks,

My time has come.  Unfortunately for all managers and you pukes in
crafts that are entitled to a bonus , this year the company will have
to recoup my salary and pay incentives by showing a 385 million loss on
the books.  This regrettably will necessitate that ALL bonuses will not
be paid.  I hate that you won't be receiving a free check like I did,
but , that's life. Please know that my kids,grandkids,and great grands
really appreciate your sacrifice .  Contrary to rumor, CSX would not
agree to pay for my funeral in the event of my untimely death so a
gofundme account has been set up.  Please donate so they can still
enjoy Christmas without me.  

Sincerely,

Hunter

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

The puppet master is gone, will James Foote be the new puppet master or
a true CEO. Will our trainmasters continue to be puppets? Looks like
Louisville will be the terminal that sets the example by the way it
sounds, lets hope system wide everyone else will sack up and do the
same. Keep us updated.

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

Hey it's Karma again. I need the name of the individual who ordered the
flags to be flown at half staff. Not the scab kneed trainmasters that
followed the order to violate the U.S. flag code. This was a slap in
the face and will not go unpunished.  My work is never done.

Name: This is no joke 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 18 December 2017

This is no joke the flag at the hump tower in louisville was and
probably still is at half staff, saw it with my own eyes. As far as
respecting local managers, theres no way you can even give them the
benefit of doubt when they have us working with a operations plan that
has no rules or procedures, i.e. kicking cars at one end of the bowl
(3500 ft. tracks max) while another pulling job triple or quadruples 80
ro 90 racks at the other end.....we do it everyday like sheep, trying to
keep up so rhey keep.the doors open hopeing nothing happens. Well
yesterday somrhing did, we r damn luckey one of our own wasnt killed
last night he bailed off 100 feet before the hopper he was rideing
tipped, 3 employees are out of service all because....well youguys tell
me

Name: cond
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 17 December 2017

CSX Managers

Why in the hell don't they ever lower the flags when a conductor or
engineer gets killed in the "line of duty"?  I don't remember ever
seeing a flag lowered for any of them. What makes anyone think this
idiot who ruined so many peoples lives deserves the flags half staff.

Name: NoMo
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 17 December 2017

Just another shitty decision by the CSX BoD to hire a man in the final
stages of COPD. I believe CSX had to buy out his contract with the CP
for something like $15mm. 

As far as the flags flying at half staff, only the POTUS or Governor of
the state can order that and then only when it meets certain criteria.
Phone calls to the local TV news departments, VFW and Legion posts will
solve that problem in a heartbeat.

According to what I've been told, at least he got shed of a shitload
of
half-assed managers. Look for merger rumors to resurface...a bare bones
operation like CSX is now is an attractive target.

Good luck and happy holidays...

Name: Attn trainmadter
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 17 December 2017

Itís called a bell shaped curve. Their is no culture of entitlement. You
manage for the median. Yet the bottom tier will take the majority of
your time and energy. Csx especially under  Mr precision forgets this
simple yet scientifically proven concept.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 17 December 2017

Management is disciplining employees for every little thing. Now is the
time to work to the rules,no extra nothing. Do your own job by the book
and donít let up. If you do this the company will get the message.every
one has to be on board with this. And in no time they might smarten up.
People are layed off so donít be doing other crafts work,that is the
only way they are going to get recalled. Take your future back.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 17 December 2017

Flags lowered to half mast for EHH is  sickening, disrespectful, and
shameful. I feel bad to be part if this company today more then ever.

Name: Ben Dover
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 17 December 2017

Does anyone know if EHH's funeral expenses were included in his pay
package??? Just curious! I sure would hate to see his family have to
come up with the money on their own. Maybe we should take up a
collection!

We all sure know now why the refusal of the medical exam took place. 
The hedge fund just needed the name and for the old guy to hang on for
4 years to falsely inflate the stock price and rob the company blind.
Damn it Mr. Harrison why did you die on us???

The holidays will be interesting to say the least.

Merry Christmas!!!

Name: Lucky
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 17 December 2017

You all at CSX got an early Christmas presant,With Hh death. We had 
that evil son of a bitch at cn and cp for 4 years. And he was half
assed heathy,Hh and his brainwashed pee onsl tried to terrorize
everyone. There where so many good people that lost there jobs.Like one
person posted stick together,out smart these puppits they are screwed
without the work force. Like I said you people are lucky you never had
four years of that prick. Take control back protect your future.good
luck CSX employees,happy holidays.And remember Rome was not built in a
day!

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

Trainmasters post under courteous and professionalism, please read it.
He is absolutely right about at least 20% of us. There are plenty of us
very undeserving of our job and don't even earn their check.
Trainmasters like this guy actually distinguishes between shit
employees and good employees vs treating everyone as a warm body to
move cars. Everyone is different and should be treated accordingly to
how you act at work. I like this trainmaster, whoever it is. I would
say he treats his good employees good and in turn they treat him good.

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

Pay raises are in place back pay by Jan 31st.   New system notice.

Name: Tripod
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 17 December 2017

"The pride of dying rich raises the loudest laugh in hell." - John W.
Foster

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 17 December 2017

Why the hell are the flags at half mast? The guy was a CEO of the
company. He did not earn nor does he warrant for the flags to be flown
at half mast. He was a CEO, not an elected politician, a governor, or
was it announced by a president, or an elected official that they be
flown. Them flags need to be raised to full mast. As I seen posted by
someone else on another site. ďThere have been all kinds of people
including veterans who have given 40 years of their life to this
company who deserve more respect than this man, yet arenít afforded itĒ

Name: Boxing Day sale
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 17 December 2017

Dec26 2017 there will be a garage sale at Hh ranch. Items of interest
hunter camp t shirts and other memrobilya.

Name: This guy
E-mail: 
Employed as: M of W, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 17 December 2017

The flags at osborn yard are at half mast today, just thought everybody
would think that was as funny as i did. WTF

Name: TRAINMASTER
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 17 December 2017

I BEEN READING THESE COMMENTS on this site FOR MONTHS since Mr.Hunter
took over and now he has passed I want to voice my opinion..

I been doing this a long time and I do agree with many arguments on all
sides, but let my opinion be straight forward "atleast 20% of craft
people" think our company should be a welfare system and that every
employee is EQUAL!   Very far from that!!  Majority of my Union guys
are top notch-- THey take the GOOD WITH THE BAD and push through it,
but that 20% is worse than any MGR's that exist.. 

My stomach gets sick with hearing about how much "we" are entitled
to....    It is what it is! IF THERE ARE DEMANDS TO HIRE OR KEEP  A
TRAINMASTER MGR, Conductor, engineer, track worker, or Genernal MGr
well they will DO THAT.. If there is NOT a demand well they let us go! 
 BE THE BEST EMPLOYEE AT ANY LEVEL(MGR OR CRAFT)! 
Control what you have control of and not the other...  Understand you
can always improve yourself and measure twice- cut once(protect your
shoves)............. Cowboy up and BE A MAN!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 17 December 2017

Divine intervention.  It shows that nobody is above mother nature.

Several members of the board should resign for their ill advice and
poor vision allowing the HH debacle.
Yard closings must be put on hold immediately.
Managers that drank the Hunter koolaid need to go detox training or
leave.
It may take years to rebuild employee trust and bring back lost
business but 2018 looks brighter already.

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

HH is gone! CSX Transportation Employees morale is at the bottom of the
barrel! Hopefully the Board of Directors look long and hard for a CEO
that is more Customer and Employee Friendly and not, "My Way or The
Highway Mentality!"  Merry Christmas to all!! And hopefully a better
New Year ahead!  I cant help but thing of the Wizard of Oz, "Ding Dong
the Wicked Witch is dead"

Name: Reality Check
E-mail: 
Employed as: M of W, for 10-20 years
Posted: 17 December 2017

Excellent article. Paul Hilal trying to be like his college buddy Bill
Ackman.

Name: Ben Dover
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 17 December 2017

Please take the time to read this article. It is an exact outline
of what's happening at CSX right now! The only thing not accounted
for is the lead crook choking on spaghetti and dying!

THE SEVEN DEADLY SINS OF ACTIVIST HEDGE FUNDS

https://www.forbes.com/sites/stevedenning/2015/02/15/the-seven-deadly-sins-of-activist-hedge-funds/#146c9e5244d0

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

Whatever intimidation tactics you managers learned at Hunter Camp you
better forget or there will be major problems. We are in position to
take it all back. We out number you and we outsmart you. There are not
enough of you to run the railroad even if you knew how.

Name: Suckers
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 17 December 2017

The signing up pay to be ceo that Hh received was about 9.3 million
amonth,he sure hustled the board of directors. The stock jumped because
of hype that he could repeat cn cp performance.The stock is way over
valued mainly that he is gone and half the customers have been lost.
Next week watch the stock decline,I predict it will go a lot lower than
what it was before Hh took over. Then foot will resign,and some board
members too.

Name: seasoned
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 17 December 2017

New day

You must be a new guy.  If you weren't then you know the company has
been doing this for years before EHH ever came around. They always find
a way to cut ex boards and pools and keep people off the payroll any
chance they get especially around the holidays. If you pay attention to
the pattern over the years you would see that. They will cut the extra
board and then let the guys who are bumped and cant hold a spot sit
there and rot until they decide to create a spot for them. They will
make sure they are not available the day before, of or after the
holiday so they cant claim holiday pay. They always expect guys to lay
off for the holidays so they know they can use a few as they need them.
They also know the industries lay in on Christmas holiday and some on
New years so they aren't worried about being a few days behind on
deliveries. A lot of industries close down for inventory time at the
end of the year to get ready for taxes. They have been doing this for
years. They always chop the boards when winter starts. This is nothing
new. Every single furloughed guy was called back that was in the
greatlakes division. They came back or they didn't answer their
letters or phones. Some moved and didn't leave a forwarding address.
Not siding with what EHH did across the system but the manpower
shortage this year would have happened anyway. CSX does this every
stinking year as soon as Thanksgiving hits! Screw men out of holiday
pay. Make them work one day around Christmas but never enough to get
holiday pay. The only thing that ever brings everyone back is a
blizzard.

Name: RRJim
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 17 December 2017

My condolences to Mr. Harrisons family. 

Anyone wanting the stock to crash with massive sell offs is cutting off
their own foot. Investors give corporations a cash lifeline. What
happens now? Mantle Ridge pulling out the $1 billion it invested? Stock
could get cut in half. I sold all my CSX stock which I've bought &
owned for decades while working this year at a healthy profit. I'd buy
back in if hits back in the $20's & '$30s. Mike Wards people are gone.
I don't know anything about Foote. Today there's no CEO on CSX. The
BOD could appoint Foote as acting CEO till they make a decision. It's
a wait & see.

Name: Trading
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 17 December 2017

If there is false times and dates on Hh passing. The securities
commission would be able to see the trading that was done. They are
able to connect the dots,if there was insider trading. Thatís how
Martha Stewartís was busted .

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

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

Name: Train and Engine  Employee
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 17 December 2017

So how do we get the Dept. of Justice to investigate when did Hunter
really die VS. When they announced it? Seems like they put him on
Medical Leave just long enough, so all the Insiders could unload their
stock. THEN they announced his Death!

Name: RE; Death Watch
E-mail: karma@csx.com
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 16 December 2017

See the Titled [Death Watch] post from 12/15...No one is immune from the
Wrath of Hell, when one's life mission is to destroy innocent employees
for the sake of personal consumption.

It happened on the Union Pacific a few years ago with Jim Young!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 16 December 2017

Harrisonís name carried the premium him and hilal mantle ridge have been
together a long time with cp and csx 
Now he has to trust Foote someone heís only known a month with billions
of investor money on the line investors will be spooked customers still
not happy winter is here employees will push back the place will be in
turmoil this stock goes to 0.

Name: Owners
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 16 December 2017

Remember the inmates run the prison!And the managers that stuck there
chests out,that thought they where all that.Intimidating employees
Karma will get you just a matter of time!

Name: Karma
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 16 December 2017

Let Hunters short time be a lesson to all. Karma will always pay you
back for your misdeeds. Sometimes it just need a a helping hand. Take
note Foote or the employees will be celebrating when your time comes.
It only took 9 months for Hunter to get his. Nobody is safe and you
can't treat people like he did and expect no repercussions! Karma will
strike again!

Name: Future
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 16 December 2017

Hh was a greedy dinasour,foot was  placed in position as ceo as a
bandage.Hh new he was on his way out. The future of CSX is a younger
ceo not these old school has Beenes The board of directors for CSX
really got worked by Hh. They should all throw there hats in in shame.

Name: New day
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 16 December 2017

Hh cut staff to the bone.Now that the weather is getting colder for
parts of CSX that are going to have to bring back support staff if they
think,they are going to run longer trains.Hh did not give a shit ,but
Foote knows,being from Canada and knowing winter what he has to do to
keep trains running.Hh use to hide in Palm Springs,Hh did not have any
knowledge about winter and trains. Things did get a little better after
Hh left cn cp.Good luck people stick together one down few more to go!

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

I agree lets take it back, take a stand, nows the time, stability is
shaky, and managers that have been harassed can be swayed, its worth a
shot the all powerful oz is no more, just a man behide a curtain.

Name: Dwight Shrute
E-mail: dwhite@yahoo.com
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 16 December 2017

Hip-Hip-Hooray!

Hunter is DEAD!  The man who only thought of his bonus and the
shareholders all the while screwing over thousands of Brothers and
Sisters industry wide.

Enjoy your dirt nap you old geezer.  You gonna spend your cash on the
other side?  Don't forget your nasal cannula.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 16 December 2017

Time to take our railroad back. Fuck these motherfuckers.

Name: Landser
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 16 December 2017

Dear board of directors:
Please please please bring Michael ward back to right the ship. We will
all lose our asses if you donít. Ditch Harrisonís disciples, his
methods, mantle ridge etc. you gambled.  You lost.  Save what you can.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 16 December 2017

Now youíll really see the stock plummet look out below

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 16 December 2017

I believe this is applicable right now.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PHQLQ1Rc_Js

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Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 16 December 2017

MERRY EARLY CHRISTMAS TO ALL!

Name: The Wizard
E-mail: kickthedog
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 16 December 2017

Hunter is DEAD!!

All you managers hired by Hunter from CN/CP better get out of dodge.
You gonna be hunted down by all the other local managers and employees
you tried to bully! Your days are numbered!

All you idiots that keep talking shit about the union are a joke. YOU
ARE THE UNION!! If you dont like it make it better otherwise shut your
traps.  

A new day approaches!!! Let's ROLL!

Name: Aaa
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 16 December 2017

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.wsj.com/amp/articles/csx-ceo-hunter-harrison-has-died-1513453754

Foote is going to have to take over now that Harrison has passed away.

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

Foote will continue to do the dirty work for mantle ridge.  Makes no
difference who the CEO is, that was never the point.  The overall goal
is to dismantle this company and boost the cn, cp, up,and any other
highest bidder is.  So no, mantle fridge ain't selling nothing. Look
at what the end game is and then decide when to dump your stock. What
we employees own is just a mere drop in the bucket compared to what the
outstanding shares are. And also take note Foote is handpicked like all
the other's HH brought along for the ride. Nothing's going to change
from the plan before other than things will continue to get
worse....the stock will rebound and our livelihood will get go further
in the gutter.  By some accounts Foote is even worse and he's got
something to prove. So boys and girls, it ain't over til it's all
gone.....and it will be soon.

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

I apologize to everyone on here. If someone would of explained the
changes with the current SSA I would of understood. Thankfully someone
finally did. It's easy today for all of us to get nasty with one
another. I regret that it did. I sincerely mean it.

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

Retired Conductor


You're on point Brother.

Name: Bye bye Hunter
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 16 December 2017

Anyone else heard even Mantle Ridge is selling their shares?

Name: Wages
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 15 December 2017

Hh worked ten months, lost half the customers,he is home free with a
full piggy bank.Real good deal for his family. Foote only gets
750000.00per year,the board of directors should be topping his piggy
bank up soon. This dinasaur could end up doing more damage than Hh
did.It is going to be interesting how this all gets rolled out. Stay
tuned folks.

Name: lol
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 15 December 2017

When we originally got the bid system under Ingram.  The EC and over
miles were to be paid on dH.  No gray area whatsoever in wording.  Csx
didn't like it and the ble bent over and changed the wording.  Then
the ble had the audacity to tell the membership just because were
changing the wording doesn't mean were forfeiting the ec on dhs.  
Some believed this and stop complaining and with time most forgot all
about it.

Name: Grondon G.
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 15 December 2017

Around 44 million csx shares were traded today or swucthed hands, the
average in a given day is around 6 million shares, csx maybe trying to
buy back shares to stablize the price. Who knows.

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

Trump is doing amazing things for the railroad industry.We should all be
grateful for his leadership.Thanks trump

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

Wondering:
Good question - difference between Agreement and Contract.

RR Union Agreements may contain an agreed upon Q&A section. 
Penalty claims are/were meant to stop the practice(s)
of violating agreements.  Payroll sees tons of 'em.
'Bout gotta be a whiz kid & be able to research all changes, current &
previous agreements, side letters, Q&As, etc., to know for sure if
submitting a particular claim is worth the time, if it's valid. 
A claim may be good someplace but not another.  Lots are not & members
get mad when they are denied. Serve a term as a Local Chairman or
whoever else in your area who handles claims. 
Very easy to remember the past & the many times many claims were not
turned in account management would be vindictive.
Older RRers I worked with who started careers in the 40s & 50s & even
60s wouldn't do it very often, if at all account they feared for their
jobs greatly.

H&W costs/expenses may suck but the plan(s) are no doubt one heck of
a lot better than we were provided in years past.  If upset about H&W 
monies now, wait 'till retirement, you'll see.
I made it to full RR Retirement, age 60, 480 months. Am glad to be
outta there. So much is different now days.
If you stick with it - good luck to you.

Name: Mr.Ed
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 15 December 2017

Foote, really? what the hell?  I'm the horse for the job.  Stock would
be sky rocketing right now if I was named interim CEO.

Name: Major Farmbrough
E-mail: My Post
Employed as: Brakeman, for 1-10 years
Posted: 15 December 2017

Mr. Ed had just pissed in his pants, and nobody can do anything about
it. Long live the king.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 15 December 2017

It is not a contract,it is called a collective agreement between CSX and
the union. There are so many sucker words.That when they disagree on
something itís most like because of sucker word. Then it has to go to
arbitration and he tries to sort out the meaning. Like will provide, or
will provide when available. I donít know why all these suckers words
are not identified,and agreement amended

Name: Wondering
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 15 December 2017

RRj/XLX/XLC and the rest.

Please explain something to me.  How come for the 8 years I have been
working for csx I have NEVER seen anything negotiated under the term
contract.  It is always called an agreement. I don't think it has ever
been said we had a contract passed. Just an agreement. If its a contract
then why not call it that. There must be some gray area or fine line
between an agreement and a contract. If we had a contract couldn't we
be suing them for breach of contract? They deliberately violate our
agreement. I think we should sue them for failure to negotiate in good
faith. They signed the thing, They know what was agreed upon in it.
When they deny valid claims and bulk with their crap they know what
they are doing. No doubt they planned it all slong. That should be
grounds to sue!

Name: Death Watch
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 15 December 2017

The lungs are not functioning as planned...death is as near as Hell is
Hot! Tee minus 5 days...

Name: lol
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 15 December 2017

I can't speak intelligently about The Ble-t website.  Other than their
the dumbasses that negotiate our contracts.  They seldom ever
understand  the meaning of a contract they signed off on. They
regularly have an arbitrator to rule on the wording of a contract after
it's passed.  They probably didn't realize or don't care that we are
tied to the national on wage increase and H&W. They may need an
arbitrator for this too or it may have been a typo. 

Like I posted previously the carriers have educated men and women
negotiating with boxcar Willy and Jim Bob.  We lose out every time.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years
Posted: 15 December 2017

CSX stock down 7% in the first half hour of trading. I hope everyone was
smart enough to pull out when they could. People are going to lose a lot
of money today.

Name: lol
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 15 December 2017

Rrjim you spew more bullshit than Pines.

Name: Jack
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 15 December 2017

Will someone educate RRJIM on our contract.


We are tied to the National Agreement for the General Wage Increases
and Health & Welfare. This was set forth in our third leg of the SSA.


RRJIM

Stop speaking of things you know nothing of.  Some look on here to get
information.

Name: tyrone
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 15 December 2017

To all of HH's brown nosing shareholders; DO NOT sell any stocks!  He
will be just fine and back on the job in no time.

To all my union brothers; DUMP that shit NOW before you loose your ass!

Name: RRJim
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 15 December 2017

billy

You poor uniformed person, or is it just ignorance? CSX doesn't give
you a performance bonus without the union getting it into a
contract/agreement which is the BLE/CSX SSA. If you want to believe CSX
BLE LE wage increases are included in the national contract then I know
you also believe in Santa Claus, Easter Bunny, The Tooth Fairy etc...
Don't be to disappointed when it doesn't happen.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 15 December 2017

You wonít be able to get out until the close of the market tomorrow
thatís the way it works by then the damage will be done good luck

Name: SELL SELL SELL!!!!
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 14 December 2017

SELL YOUR STOCK NOW!!!! WHATEVER YOU HAVE GET RID OF IT!!!!
Go to the link below and transfer your stock now before it losses it's
ass and you take a major hit on your retirement. It takes 5 minutes if
you know what you are doing, and if you have never messed with it, it
will take about 20 minutes, it is self explanatory. I am not a broker
but I can assure you that you will regret not doing it! 20 minutes of
your time will save your retirement. There are about 30 other funds
that you can move your money into and it doesn't cost any fees
whatsoever. I know there are other crafts that have other accounts but
this is the only one I know of, I do not work for or have I ever worked
for CSX so I apologize and will try to post the other links for the
other crafts. 
https://participant.empower-retirement.com/participant/#/login

Sincerely 
Secret Santa

Name: Not surprised
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 14 December 2017

Suckers 

With the announcement of EHH taking medical leave many investors have
begun to worry about their future stock value. Fortunately for the
smart ones thousands of shares have already been sold and a nice little
profit fills their Christmas stockings. Funny how prices spiked within a
week of his announcement.

Just waiting for the headlines!

Name: Hh
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 14 December 2017

I posted earlier this week Hh would not be around long!He received good
pay for his time there!Wonder what that works out to per hour?Macyís
Christmas for the Harrison women!

Name: Mr.Mr.
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 14 December 2017

Yeah I Hope the old man is ok.  I don't want anyone to be in bad
shape.


To all you dumbasses who approved his pay package.  You all to should
be shit canned.   Paying out that kind of money to someone his age
without a medical release.

Name: Reality Check
E-mail: 
Employed as: M of W, for 10-20 years
Posted: 14 December 2017

Sl zbinden:

That was some funny shit. LMAO!!

Name: EHH
E-mail: GOB
Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 14 December 2017

Cough* cough*

Guys, Iím not feeling so well

Name: Loco
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 14 December 2017

Hunter goes on medical leave.... Foote appointed CEO

http://www.nasdaq.com/press-release/csx-announces-medical-leave-of-ceo-e-hunter-harrison-20171214-01223

Name: Retired Now
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 14 December 2017

???:
Pretty darn good post.

Unions do well informing members about upcoming elections & what a
member is to do if a ballot to vote is not received.  Maybe a duplicate
ballot can be resent.  There may be time restraints. [Has to be checked.
One member = one vote.] Not at all uncommon for 35% or more of sent
ballots to be ignored per se, local or national.
As important as all this is, no one eligible to vote should have 
abstained. 

Second guessing, complaining later, doesn't do a bit of good.

Name: Sl zbinden
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 14 December 2017

Who running this northern region..Tommy Callahan from Callahan auto
parts.i don't know whether to ask this guy about brake pads or train
dwell time... If Chris Farley and John Belushi had a love child it'd
be this fellow..he  is walking around  in a 1980s plaid suit driving a
1984 Mercedes diesal with salt all over it..decked out in gator shoes
..unshaven .. all sloppy and ragged looking. He better not sneeze or
fart he might split the back out his suit..he's the Golden child
...get used to it.. happy holidays from sl zbinden

Name: Contracting out
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 14 December 2017

I think the reason Hh wants to contract work out is because,the USA
contractor can get illegal Mexican etc worker and they can pay them
next to nothing. In Canada illegals donít exist.And sounds like lots of
people are unhappy with the union. Well get someone to nominate you next
time there are election and try to make a difference .bitching is
easy,everyone today wants a quick fix and sit on there hands doing
nothing.

Name: ???
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 14 December 2017

XLC/RRJ/Other....XLX

Without unions we would be treated like slaves and no better than gum
on the bottom of their shoes. With unions we feel cheated and robbed of
our hard earned money because nothing gets done quick enough to make us
happy and every time you turn around the unions end up deciding in
favor of the company siting that the language in the agreements have
gray areas to be negotiated and the carrier wins. Happens way too often
and usually ends up with a horse trade on something else.
What the biggest problem is the lack of concern by the members and the
lack of their involvement. The reason this is happening is because no
one is educated on how to take a stance. No one is taught what they can
do as members to make their union officers answer for the decisions they
have made. No one stands together and demands answers. No one wants to
take the time to learn what they need to do to protect their rights as
union members. Just to damn lazy or uninterested to find out. Wants
everyone to do everything for them without lifting a single finger to
help out.
Just after the latest agreement(H&W) passed by an 85% vote I heard
numerous guys saying they never got a ballot to vote and that everyone
should be demanding another vote. I asked everyone I heard saying that
if they called their GC or International and demanded a ballot which is
their right by federal law.  GUESS WHAT.... I bet you can guess the
answer to that. Too damn lazy to call and ask where their voting
ballots were. Need I say any more.

Name: SIG.
E-mail: 
Employed as: M of W, for 20-30 years
Posted: 14 December 2017

Read THIS ONE!

I ran across an interview that EHH did with rail magazine when he took
over CN and in this article I found something he said at one of his
camp Hunter classes that I thought was pretty interesting!

"Last week we talked about how much contract work we've been doing.
Well we're not going to contract track work out. I believe in keeping
a stable workforce. So I said 'no more contracting'
Bottom line, CN must continue to recruit the right people, clearly
define their roles, nurture them, reward them and ultimately figure out
how to retain them.

Now I don't know about you but I find it pretty damn funny that in the
NCCC proposal it clearly stated that CSX wanted the restrictions removed
in the BRS agreement that protected our rights to do the installations
of public crossing devices and give them the right to contract the work
out.  They also want the restrictions removed for the NCFO/IBB as well
taking construction/maintenance repair away. Took the janitorial jobs
too. I guess retaining the work force within and keeping the contract
work down doesn't mean much to this man when it comes to CSX. Why the
favoritism to track work.  How about taking care of everyone else in
the trenches. Sure there is a $$$$$$ in the pocket reason but if your
going to talk the talk of recruiting and retaining the workforce then
maybe our work shouldn't be taken away from us!

Name: sowhat
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 14 December 2017

Crews

The fact is we are going to get some kind of chump change wage increase
and we are going to pay a hell of a lot more out of our pockets for
medical!  God forbid any of you have sick kids or a sick spouse!  Now,
Im going to go figure out how much my union dues are going to go up
after we get our raise. You know they get a raise every time we do. 
They say it is part of their fee for doing negotiations for us. 
In the meantime Im going to spend more of my time trying to figure out
when they are going to throw us all under the bus and put us on one big
pool and do away with assigned jobs or pools! Just one big board that
covers everything. That is what EHH wants and will do what ever it
takes to get accomplished!  No seniority and never knowing what your
going to get called for every stinking day.
Guarantee you it is already a done deal that all pools will be self
supporting until he gets what he wants. They already have a few pools
doing that and no doubt they are going to change the ones that aren't.
Nothing you can do about it. The extra board is going to be cut in half
and more people will be on the street.  Its coming so you better get
ready for it!

Name: billy
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 14 December 2017

rrJ


Can you read?   CSX SSA bonus has nothing to do with it.   General wage
increase and Health care is separate and handled by the national.

Name: RRJim
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 14 December 2017

lol

I forgot to mention Dumbass. You will get a check around February for
the CSX BLE-T SSA productivity bonus. From what I hear seeing I'm
retired it'll be pretty good this year possibly maxing out at 12%.
Which one would I take? If I made $100,000 this year that would be
$12,000 productivity bonus. Or, the national contract back time for
2016 & 2017 getting maybe $3000-$5000. There is no productivity bonus
under any national contract. Maybe you'll also get a wage increase
under the SSA not sure of that schedule. You're clueless.

Name: RRJim
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 14 December 2017

lol

Hey Dumbass, I just checked the BLE-T website. It clearly states CSX
(H&W only).

Name: RRJim
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 14 December 2017

lol

I'd go check the BLE website. It clearly states H&W next to CSX. H&W
stands for Heath & Welfare. A SSA was signed a couple years ago on CSX
which runs till 2020. The SSA wage increases were better than the
national contract.

Name: lol
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 14 December 2017

RR Jim

Dipsticks like yourself is why were not taken seriously.   How the hell
can someone work for CSX and not know the wage increase applies.  

You're probably involved in our union and will eventually become a GC.
We have men like you and the carriers have Ivy League.  That's why we
always lose out.

Name: RRJim
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 14 December 2017

Wax

I'd do some checking. I pretty sure the national contract for the BLE
on CSX only covers Health & Welfare. You should be under the Single
System Agreement (SSA) for wage increases etc.... BLE website it shows
CSX (H&W) along with a few other railroads.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 14 December 2017

Any one who thinks the rail road is fun they are nuts they have no
loyalty to there people and years of service, crafts and the contract
that they will hold you to mean nothing be in my shoes my hole craft
was laid off and they have people with not a 5th my years of service
now doing my jobs and they say it nothing personal it very personal to
me and it should be for any body this happens to and all because of the
greed of a few most notable hunter Harrison the greediest CEO in America

Name: Wax
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 13 December 2017

Iím so glad the union got this massive raise for us. 

They done such a good job they are going to take a cut out of
everyoneís back pay check for themselves.

Name: Bernie
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 13 December 2017

only a derelict old man does what this draft dodger does. he's a fraud.
you're being swindled. hes fired every knowledgeable person around him.
you losers hanging on hiding behind " I was just following
orders."really think that's going to work. it hasnt since Nuremberg.
your guilty. morally defective just like Harrison. been nowhere punks.
be careful fatass low. be careful.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 13 December 2017

You want to be a conductor and sit next to Casey the engineer! How about
riding a cut of cars that you have to switch. And it is freezing out,
the hand rails are covered with bird shit from being parked. And old
grain fermenting on the end of a hopper car that smell like the whole
bar puked there. Being covered in grease and smell like diesel fuel and
breathing in fumes from locomotives. Or switching in pouring rain,and
then have to have a dump in locomotive toilet where everyone pissed
everywhere but in the toilet. Not sleeping in your own bed,who knows
what slept there before you. Eating in dives who knows what you are
getting. If you can get use to that and a lot more you might be a fit
for the job!

Name: Hugh Jorgan
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 13 December 2017

Future conductor

Conducting is not the same as foaming.  Foamers can wave at the train,
blow kisses, take pictures, get erections from train whistles, and
whatever else yall do.  It is not as glamorous as you might think when
you are laying in a rundown hotel for a couple of days waiting on a
call that may or may not come soon.  Id keep foaming and dreaming if I
were you.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 13 December 2017

If you have a day job with weekends off,and make a decent living.Stay
put there is nothing romantic about freight trains. Go to Walmart and
buy yourself a train set.

Name: future conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 13 December 2017

I have a good job but I have always wanted to work for the railroad.What
do you folks think should I try and get hired so I can ride those
rails?oh what a life it must be riding the rails waving at the people
and making that big money.

Name: monitor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 13 December 2017

Posters

Its Christmas time again as you are all aware of. Time to reflect on
what we do have and what we are grateful for. Most of us have our
health and loved ones to share our time with. Those who don't wish
they could be in our shoes. We must show compassion to those who are
not as lucky as ourselves. We must take a moment to set aside our
hostile thoughts and anger to reflect on our good fortunes. As bad as
our situation seems in the workplace, we still have our families and
good times. It is also a time to thank the webmaster(Atom Smasher) for
continuing to have a place for all of us to come and discuss as well as
vent about the situations of our work place and the fears of our future.
Though some may use this site as a place to bait and drag others into
useless irrelevant issues it is still a pretty good site to have up and
running for our use. 
Wish your webmaster a Merry Christmas and be kind and donate or visit
his amazon wish list. I am sure he will be truly grateful for anything
you give to him no matter how small. He has kept this site up and
running for so many years now he should be commended for doing so. 
Hope everyone has a Merry Christmas or what ever holiday you celebrate.
Things are tough but we will prevail. That's what we do best.
HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

Name: Christmas
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 13 December 2017

Due to cost cutting measures this year,please be informed there will be
no company turkeys provided to employees. We fired them all. Hh

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 12 December 2017

It's cute that you nerds think that the process of bringing on EHH
started under Trump lol. Spoiler: It's been in the works for multiple
years. Dems are to blame this time. Trump had nothing to do with it.

Democrat policies do nothing to help trade and make your jobs harder
and fewer to come by. (Restrictions and regulations are expensive,
turns out!)

BTW: All those violent urban cities, all Democrat run. Enjoy that. :)

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

You guys talk a good game. Bad news I ain't a troll outa jackxxxville.

All you guys that haven't figured out that the democratic party of
today is not the same as it was even 30 years ago. They could care
less
about you, me or any other "working man" just look what your hero
obumer  did to coal country.how many people on here lost their job or
had to move because of their policies

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

You guys talk a good game. Bad news I ain't a troll outa jackxxxville. 
All you guys that haven't figured out that the democratic party of
today is not the same as it was even 30 years ago. They could care less
about you, me or any other "working man" just look what your hero
obumer  did to coal country.how many people on here lost their job or
had to move because of their policies

Name: Cool mo D
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 12 December 2017

Does Fat Jack Vierling still work for Csx if yes how can that be he
should have been the first one gone

Name: Not fooled
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 12 December 2017

RRJim

You been around long enough that you should know when you are being
drawn out on a subject that gets to you. This punk chimed in with this
stuff after the post from pissed showed up. That post has some serious
ethic and border line illegal actions brought to attention. Guessing
its either someone in CMC who is real nervous. Could be someone in
dispatch too because they know where these guys are going and where
they are really taking the trains and what trains they are relieving.
The chiefs usually request the second tickets. Someone is not happy
about this being brought to life again. Sounds like the group of guys
who were busted for ordering pizzas for the dispatchers are back and
alive and well!

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

Ripped off,

Your best bet is to make a record of specific instances where CMC lied
to do this.  Then submit it anonymously to the FRA.  It should end
quickly and hopefully the managers responsible will be shown the door. 
And, there needs to be some punishment for the backstabbing brothers who
are intentionally screwing the rest of the brotherhood.

Name: RRJim
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 12 December 2017

GT

You sound like you side with Trump on colluding with Putin & Russia.
I'm not your Comrade. 

I served my country in 1971-74. Did you? I consider myself an American
Worker. Now retired I'll still fight for workers rights to make a
decent living. The way it's going a lot is going to be lost.
Corporations aren't going to raise wages or create jobs over lowering
the tax rate. If you think that then you're clueless. Just more
Reaganomics with Trickle Down BS that never trickles down. I expect in
10-20 years we might see a trillionaire class of rich. 30 years ago
even 20 years ago a billionaire was hard to fathom, but we have them
today. The American worker has been stagnant. If you work for the
railroad you're still fortunate to make a better than average living
all because of the unions. Be grateful for it. 

                      Signed
             
                   Not your Comrade

Name: GTfordefied
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 11 December 2017

Hey Jim, I'll tell you like I told my LC  in a dead head bus 10 years
ago when he told me I "had" to vote for obumer, I had to vote for my
job...  I told him I could get another job, I couldn't get another
country... So if your wondering why so called "workers" are voting
Trump and Republican,just ask your self if your a "worker" or an
American, comrade

Name: RIPPED OFF
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 11 December 2017

HELP!!!


Some one needs to start a watch dog group and find out how certain
engineers are getting  second tickets and getting them paid when others
cant. You are called for short turn around service to relieve line of
road trains and after 8 hours, 130 miles or traveling over 35 miles in
one direction you are entitled to a second ticket. Its so black and
white it isn't even funny. The trick is they are giving J tickets
under kind of service 4 as a road switcher instead of a ticket for the
train you relieved( such as a Q12311R. Then you demand your second
ticket after 8 hours they make it another J job with either the date
changed or the symbol but still make it a kind of service four and
insist they have the right to combine road switcher tickets and only
pay one.  We are not relieving road switchers and the the union
agreement says that road switcher jobs will be assigned and have set
days to work with no more than 100 miles per day. How the hell can they
call you a road switcher when the agreement is very clear they are
assigned jobs with assigned days to work. They are ripping every one of
us off except...... the ones who are sucking up and taking every single
job they can get called for and volunteering all the time to do extra
work for no extra tickets. We have been watching these guys and every
single time they get two or more tickets and get paid. Someone got a
hold of their info and its showing when they get away with this and a
lot of times their history states that they had no home terminal
available at released location! This is total bullshit. They are called
out of their home terminal to dog catch and return to their home
terminals with the train. So how does that work. They drag a train in
and when CMC puts in the second ticket they make it look like they took
a train to an outlying point where there was no terminal or hotel to go
to and came back so they get another ticket for going out again!! They
aren't making them take a second J ticket either. They have been
getting the through freight train symbol. I don't get it. This is
outright lying and false information. I would live the see the mile
post they put on these guys tickets to show where they left from and
came back! 
This is total bullshit that these guys are getting favoritism when we
are doing the same thing they are and they are no better than we are.
They are called for J jobs just like us and should be screwed over the
same way with the bogus road switcher crap they are using on all of us
who are not doing one single thing as an assigned road switcher. Its
time we all started demanding that our tickets reflect the real work we
are doing. If we are going out and dragging in dead through freight
trains then we all need to demand that our tickets reflect the kind of
service it really is, Kind of service 2 and not this bullshit road
switching service. A road switcher is called a road switcher because it
does switching service. The damn through road freight trains on long
pools are not road switchers. 
Enough of this shit and this favoritism. We need to start blowing these
guys in who are getting these tickets when others aren't.

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

I retired six months ago,I posted on here before about how great full I
am to the union.I was fired and held out for three years. I had very
little hope that I would get my job back. I had 18 years in as a carman
when I was fired,I sat in on my arbitration hearing,and glad I did
because I was able to answer arbitrators questions.I was very impressed
how the union put my case together and presented it to the arbitrator.A
law firm could not of done much better.My point is I thought I might of
been pushing a shopping kart if I would of not gotten my job back. I
understand there are lots of issues that have to be dealt with since Hh
took over.Remember you are working and making a living,and Hh would like
all of you pushing shopping kart.Hh will not be there much longer and
your union will be trying to get back the people who where fired under
Hh.There is lots going on behind the scene of your union put cases
together to restore the damage done by Hh I feel.My opinion is this is
not the time for the membership  to be fighting amongst each other.The
people still working should show some support to help the members taken
out by Hh and trying to show support to getting these people back to
work. Other issues are secondary .Hh wants to see fighting inside the
membership so it weakens the solidarity of the people.Then he can just
pull off more of his shit. The stronger the membership is the harder it
is for Hh to take away from you. Rome was not built in a day and the
union canít fix all the issues over night.Everytime I see a street
person pushing a kart ,it reminds me ,it could of been me..Thanks union
for saving my life..

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

STAND, you must be misinformed. the only thing the southern region gets
that you stated is the bid system which we change jobs once a week. All
of that other stuff we do not get anymore, havent for a few years now.
But over all your statements still stand about the union.

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

Please remember your CEO this Christmas season. I know thousands of you
have plenty of time to send Christmas greetings in between your job
search. He can be reached at CSX headquarters or DoubleH Farm or his
home address. With a man of his enormous ego it would be even better to
let his daughter know about how he has touched your life. Here is her
Facebook page where she can be reached with your heartwarming stories
about how much he has done for you and your family.
https://m.facebook.com/cayce.harrisonjudge Also keep little Harrison
Judge in your thoughts as he grows up with such an upstanding
grandfather.

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

I have to ask. Why is it necessary to put a response on all sections
instead of just the one? That doesn't make sense. Keep it simple.

Name: Mr.Ed
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 11 December 2017

New 2018 operating plan.

1. We will push out 1/2 of our customers. (The 1/2 who have other  
shipping options)

2. We will keep 1/2 of our customers. (The 1/2 who have no other
shipping options)

3. We will reduce T&E by a least 1/2.

4. We will run our trains on strict time frames.

5. We will charge our customers 2.5x their previous shipping cost for
PSR.

6. Our RR will double in value.  We will be making more money than ever
with this plan. With  1/2 the cost for manpower, less fuel cost, less  
 cost for power, 1/2 wear and tear on track and equipment.

That's why I make the Big Bucks

Name: BrownHornet
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 11 December 2017

RRJim

I've been to union meetings.  I get frustrated and I don't go back
for 6months to a year.   

The one conclusion I've came to  is they are a Total Waste of Fucking 

Time.   If every member of a local showed up at every single meeting
the only change would be that the meeting would be moved from a
telephone booth to a suite in Jax HQ.   

I am Pro Union hardcore 4th generation but without the power to strike
our union sucks and UTU sucks Mr. Ed's dick.

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

Stand

Don't forget, the utu has and continues to cost the conductors on the
northern region approximately 20 thousand a year for the last 7
years..that's right, what could we do with an extra 140 k right now? 
And all for what ....a seniority move every 2 weeks.  And all the while
the southern region conductors get to bid a move every week, stock award
if they stay available, bonus like the engineers, and 401k match. Oh but
we wanted to be able to get our buddies to bump us so we could ride it
out 48 hours....oh wait..can't even do that without the company
charging us, thanks utu

Name: Stand as one
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 10 December 2017

I have consistently dogged out our unions since I started at CSX and
have done so openly. On several occasions, these pro union guys in the
locker rooms have told me that 
"you know if it weren't for the union"....
1. We would be called to work and they could make us do whatever they
want.
2. We wouldn't make the money we do, or even get decent pay raises.
3. They could hold us over for 12 hours and not give you an option or
another ticket.
4. They could fire anyone of us just because they want to.
5. They could combine the work of several jobs and put it on one crew
so they could cut jobs off.
6. They could get rid of weekend off days
7. They could generally make life miserable for us any way they wanted
to.

Well there is more but here is a good start if anyone else wants to add
on here.

Corresponding examples for each:
1. Y134 in the job description says 1st shift pulling job. Oh we need
you to go work this industry because Y138 layed off and we can't fill
it. Oh yeah and bleed off the 28 cars you brought back so we don't
have to give it to the carman.
2. Decent pay means I should be able work 40+ hours a week and
comfortably support my family. This last pay raise was a joke, my cost
of living went up more in the last 2 years than my raises.
3. I sure thought there was a protocol for such situations, but if
there is no relief for your job you are staying.
4. They sure have been targeting individuals in the past 6 months or
so.
5. Look how many jobs have been combined and how many jobs have been
cut off.
6. Weekend off days? There might be 3-5 jobs per terminal with weekends
off, guess who gets those and guess how long you will have to be here to
get it.
7. It has become more and more miserable and it will get worse. 

Bonus item: The Crew Attendance Point System sucks 
Extra bonus item: The Daily Vacation and Personal Leave days caps can
and do get manipulated, it's bad enough now that guys end up carrying
over days not because they want to save them but because they can't
use them.
Last bonus item: Where did demand days for conductors go? Thanks Union

Final thought: Thank you union,I am so glad to know that we pay our
dues and you have our backs when we need you! You are worthless and
need to earn your checks. We don't pay you to get in bed with the
company! We know the company pays you better than we do but what we do
pay we should something out of it! You are a joke!!

Our only hope is to make the news with something big, we can shut this
country down within a few days, especially this time of year!

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

CSX LAWYERS

HEY YOU!!!!   YEAH CSX LAWYERS!  While your reading this you better
plan on making some calls to your safety directors and make plans to
help out these idiotic Chiefs who cant seem to get it through their
thick skulls that just because an Engineer has an engine equipped with
PTC that doesn't mean he can run on territory he is not qualified on.
No where in the FRA law does it state that the PTC program can be
substituted for a human pilot! The law states the pilot cant be a
member of the crew. You want to get technical I would say the PTC is a
member of the crew. It on board with them! Its got the engineers ID and
password in it! Half the chiefs working out here have been dispatchers
and they should know that this shit doesn't fly. Why in the hell would
you not teach these idiots how the PTC works. It is not a DETAILED MAP
OF THE TERRITORY! It doesn't tell an engineer about the CHRACTERISTICS
OF THE TERRITORY! You cant stare at the screen like it is some kind of
camera that take clear visual pictures ahead and lets you know what is
around every corner. Does the damb thing tell you where every bridge
and gulley is when you have a flash flood warning. Does it tell you
where close clearances are when your working an industry and your
conductor is brand new and you don't know a thing about it either?
Even if it could you turn it off while switching. Im not going to even
get into the damn thing blowing at every dirt road that it shouldn't.
You need to have a staff meeting and start deciding how your going to
handle these chiefs who cop and attitude and threaten crews with
insubordination if they don't use the PTC to go on territory they
aren't authorized to go on by the FRA laws and regulations.  You
better start getting it together before ethics violations start pouring
in and endangerment charges are thrown in your lap! Time to grow up and
start teaching supervision the rules of the road. You represent a multi
million dollar company and it should be embarrassing the amount of
stupid mistakes and unprofessional decisions that are made every day.
Time to start acting like a grown up railroad!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 10 December 2017

My years at the railroad most people had to pay there dues. It pissed us
off when nepatism was rampant.people put in job like HR little
experience big pay and all the perks of the job. Mainly just a
title.there where lots of jobs like that like customer specialist.Then
along came  Hh and eliminated those jobs all together. Saved the
company thousands of dollars,getting rid of dead weight.they had to eat
humble pie these big shots went from those jobs to driving crew cabs.
Then Hh cancelled the crew cab contracts, and these bums found
themselves on the street.The higher you are up the mountain the further
the fall. And sometimes you do get the last laugh!

Name: Tempature
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 09 December 2017

Go to the dollar store you can buy a mechanical thermometer that is
about 1.5 inches in diameter.they have a magnet on the back of them so
you could put it on the control panel at the height of where your head
would be. They are only 1 dollar

Name: Ugot2Bkidding!
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 09 December 2017

FRA!

Im sure your intentions are meant well but have you not been paying
attention to the railroads or are you just new and haven't learned
yet. If you are new let me enlighten you.
First off, any device we use to get a reading of the temperature on the
locomotive cant be electronic. Any device that gives a digital readout
will be considered an electronic device and we would be charge for
unauthorized use of an electronic device. Any other thermometer we use
that doesn't will be tossed out as untested and not accurate. It will
be challenged and then that device will have to be tested like a lab
rate to show its accuracy. There is no way in hell the company will not
fight and toss out any report or reading that we would get from anyone
certified. Do you think for one moment the Unions are going to take
this fight on and spend the money or use the manpower to stand behind
their members and go to the mat for this issue. ABSOLUTLEY NOT! The
only way we would have a chance of winning a fight on this issue is if
we all carried the same device that CSX uses in it engine house/repair
shops or the same device the manufacture of the locomotive uses. If
that is an electronic device then you, the FRA would have to come to
the mat with us and make it law that we are allowed to carry and use
it.  We are not stupid. We know what we are up against. 
You want to help us out then come back on here and post any device that
we can legally use and the company can not file charges against us for a
rules violation. What device will you back us up on? What device does
CSX use to test the temperatures in their cabs? How do we get it
calibrated to be accurate so that CSX cant say its "JUNK" and not
accurate or unreliable.  Who do we take it to?  GET THE PICTURE!

Name: Neglect
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 09 December 2017

When Hh first came to Canada,and ran CN there where more derailments in
the short time he was in charge. Which brought the attention of
government and media on a regular basis. Maintance staff where cut
trains where not getting inspected and mechanical defects where not
repaired.They deferred the repairs to be done at later date to save
money. In most cases a train ended up in protected lakes that poisoned
the fish and polluted the lake. Bridges collapsed killing train
crew,crew forced to take train with dynamic brake not working ,they end
d up over the side of a mountain. And this ceo had an excuse for all of
it. One thing with the railway industry is all systems have to be
maintained or there will be derailments,that could affect human life
public and employees. So when the company decision makers knowingly
neglect maintance that could cause death to people. I hope they end up
in prison for there crimes.

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

T&E: ATTENTION

CFR 49-229.119(d)

Any occupied locomotive cab shall be provided with proper ventilation
and with a heating arrangement that maintains a temperature of at least
60 degrees Fahrenheit 6 inches above the center of each seat in the cab
compartment. 
Most crew members do not carry a thermometer or a device that can test
for cab temperatures so it may feel colder that it is when you are in
motion. Drafty cabs are the main cause for temperature loss. Seals on
windows and doors along with drafts that come through doors inside the
cabs that house electronic equipment are major causes of concern.
Winter is here. IF you are in a cab that is so drafty that you can not
maintain the temperature as stated in the CFR 49 then you must
immediately report it to the mechanical desk and make a report in your
inspection books. Do not delay. This is a safety concern and no crew
member should be ordered to take a locomotive that does not provide
adequate heat in the winter. I suggest you purchase and carry a device
that can accurately read the temperature of the cab. This will help
with your complaint. Make sure you tell the mechanical desk and note it
on your report that you used such a device to monitor the temperature in
the cab.

Name: M&W
E-mail: 
Employed as: M of W, for 10-20 years
Posted: 09 December 2017

Rails

Every time Im out there especially in the yards I see these idiot
engineers spinning the wheels and sparking the hell out of them and
making a mess out of the rail. No doubt they are creating flat spots on
the wheels too.  This stupid crap of rush and get going is just another
reason for the derailments. It isn't just the company that's at
fault. Yeah, they don't repair anything the way it should be anymore
and they have cut corners to the point of the being dangerous but it
doesn't help when these engineers are idiots and don't use their
heads. I thought they taught these guys at engine school how to handle
the power and the loads. The remotes are some of the worst. I see them
slipping and sparking like the forth of july all the time. The rails
are trashed in the yards because of them.

Name: Rails
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 09 December 2017

The fellow said bad wheels on trains. If these trains are not getting
inspected at the right intervals,and there are shelled treads,slid flat
over two inches,thin flanges. It is just a matter of time that you will
end up with broken rails, thin flanges cutting switch points. Then you
could end up with a derailment,then the government canít ignore it .The
sad part is a life could be lost from the negligence of CSX management.
It is criminal to have these trains running in those conditions
something will happen, and someone will have to answer for it.

Name: KNOWLEDGE IS POWER 
E-mail: www.CYAWITCSX
Employed as: Engine repair, for 1-10 years
Posted: 08 December 2017

DO YOUR HOMEWORK, KNOW YOUR RIGHTS, AVOID VERBAL ORDERS IN QUESTIONABLE
SITUATIONS, GET IT IN WRITING, DOCUMENT EVERYTHING 
What the Carrier fears most is cross craft solidarity, what they fear
next is a knowlageable employee. FRA Good Faith Challenges (49 CFR,214
subpart C & 218.97) gives you the right by federal law, to challenge a
directive to violate ANY FRA law. This is SUPPOSED to be a topic
trained yearly by the carrier. And if you are retaliated by the carrier
for exercising your rights, you have the OSHA FRSA Whistleblower
Protection Act to cover you. Lots of Bad Order wheels on cars and locos
that could lead to derailment getting looked over these days, let alone
the countless FRA violations on ALL equipment on the line of road at
present. How many shops and service centers closed in the last 9
months??? Write it up, put it out of service, protect yourself, your
fellow railroaders and the community.
O, AND DON'T LET A TROLL OR MOLE CHANGE THIS TOPIC
KNOW YOUR ROLE GIBRONI

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 08 December 2017

Bruce

removing the yard transportation jobs does not equal a yard closing

Name: Bruce
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years
Posted: 08 December 2017

CHICAGO, Dec 8  Final touches being put on new operating plan for
Chicago, 59th St ramp to close on or about FEB 1st. By March 15th, Barr
Yard will curtail switching operations to 1 job per day., and locals
will be reduced to 2 jobs. More info to come as it becomes available to
me.

Name: Air brake
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 08 December 2017

Carman I posted AAR rules on here a few months ago. Now that they are
running longer trains now I would make sure you have the proper
calibration,and air pressure,before leaving. Once a track has been air
tested those cars can not be manually bled off of air for any
switching. If they have been bled off they have to be retested.So if
you canít get proper air pressure that train should be walked or driven
for air leaks etc.Ive seen some of these long trains pulling and tail
end cars the brakes are set up because of not enough air pressure to
keep brakes released. And when that happens you get tagged by hot box
detector..

Name: not fooled
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 08 December 2017

So What


Ignore that baiting piece of crap who is posting as pines. Not him. Not
his style. Any one and everyone who has been posting on this site for
the last 10 years knows his style. This guy doesn't like whats being
posted. Guess everyone is hitting to close to home on all the legal
info. Info on the USDOT and the FRA.  Must be making the legal team in
Jacksonville nervous.  Keep it up and don't fall for his crap.

Name: Cuts
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 07 December 2017

If your an employee with not a lot of seniority,I would put some money
aside if you can.once the new year hits donít be surprised if Hh
announces more job cuts.by the time he is done.Expect  thirty percent
of staff will be affected,just like he did at cn and cp. He will cut
deep then recall as needed.

Name: so what
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 07 December 2017

Pines


So whats your point again.  Plugging anything into google isn't going
to do anything.  Did you know that the new PTC program that is
mandatory on the railroad doesn't even have accurate information for
gated or private crossings. The thing blows the horn for every dirt
road and cow crossing out there and the progam has some field crossing
listed as gated when not only is the crossing not gated, its not a
crossing at all. So if the railroad, fra and the federal government
cant figure out whats really out there how do you think looking at
anything on google is going to make any difference.

Name: screwed
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 07 December 2017

Engineers

If you want to take advantage of the late mark up after you are coming
off your rest days, DO NOT mark off before 0001 if you get back in from
a trip where they kept you in the hotel and on a train the first day of
your scheduled day off. The IVR system is set up to recognize a mark
off at 0001 on your first day off. If you make the mistake of marking
off before 0001 when you get in it will screw you out of your right to
request late markup.  Argued with the crew callers that its not my
fault the company kept me in the hotel and out on a train on my first
rest day. Not my fault they didn't send me home. My union agreement
entitles me to a late markup after my second rest day but they said its
too bad because the system is set up to recognize rest days starting at
0001. They wouldn't override it. So again, the company screws you and
keeps you out on your first scheduled rest day do not mark off until
0001. Its their fault and they created the problem!

Name: Retired carman
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 07 December 2017

The last twenty years I worked in the yard inspecting and get trains out
underHh at cp. the coldest day I worked was minus 55 with the wind
chill. They tried to pump up 120 car trains, I told the tm they have to
reduce the cars or you never get calibration. So the dumbies cut the
cars off the head end and plug the train not one but three times. Left
with 70 cars. Tried to hang the carman said we where playing games. Ten
miles down the track power failed. But in a nice warm office it looks
good on paper. Nine hours to get train moving, one crew canceled next
crew took train. I had to go for statements,you might bitch about the
union ,but having union rep they could only stick the helmet in me and
not the whole shaft. We donít live in a perfect world,try enjoy life it
is to short.

Name: Tony Thompson
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years
Posted: 06 December 2017

Name: Lloyd
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for 20-30 years
Posted: 06 December 2017

How in hell would anyone ever get a manager on a recording without the
use of an electronic device?  Seems to me this should be a violation
to
the whistle blower policy considering theres no way to get proof.  All
these contracts the railroads and unions write up are also very
misleading and hard to understand.   
I seriously doubt the contract language would be this mumbo jumbo if
they weren't trying to fuck the employees as much as possible.

_____________________________________________________________________
THIS IS SPOT ON. I worked for CSX for awhile, when stuff went bad, I
started taping. Hundreds of tapes! If they fire you're ass, and they
will, (they did mine)!, you need proof! If you don't work there
anymore and decide to file a suit, then all tapes are evidence and can
be used against CSX, per the mouth of a Claims Agent (turns out, very
true). Protect yourself guys, tape these a--holes! Protect yourself, I
did, and it works!!!!

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

URGENT ALERT - NEW INVESTIGATION TO SAFETY CONCERNS 

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-train-safety/growing-length-of-u-s-freight-trains-in-federal-crosshairs-after-crashes-gao-idUSKBN1E01B9

The investigative arm of the U.S. Congress is launching a probe into
the safety of increasingly long freight trains being operated by CSX
Corp among others

U.S. Government Accountability Office

https://www.gao.gov/about/contact.html

U.S. Federal Railroad Administration

https://www.fra.dot.gov/Page/P0244

Goes without saying that this is an opportunity to highlight the
various safety concerns among several other issues at CSX. Reach out to
whoever you can, keep this story in the eyes and ears of interested
parties.

Name: EXLC
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 06 December 2017

Engineers

A previous poster had it right when they stated its the unions that
have all of us in a trick bag. Its the language in the agreements that
cause all the trouble and if you want something done you better start
getting together now and start demanding that the article be cleaned up
and the gray areas tossed out.
Someone keeps complaining about doing the local work of industries on
through freight trains.  Look at the engineers agreement. Pay attention
to the language.  
Look at article 57. After you have read it thoroughly look at article
50. They are using the language "road service" to blanket line of
road/through freight service. Look how they agreed in article 50 to
allow them to work you two or more classes of service in a day or
trip.
This is where the unions have screwed you and opened the door to make
you do two different jobs. If you are called out to work and you are
forced to work an industry that is not setting off cars in line of
road. That is working an industry. If you think it is going to delay
your trip to the AFHT or the HT then you should demand that your KS
should be road switcher rate with overtime after 8. Ask around. Find
out what kind of pay rate a road switcher would make for the miles you
are trip rated for. Good chance you will make more money with the
overtime after 8 hrs.  Article 50 makes it clear you will be paid the
highest rate applicable of any class of service. You also have another
penalty claim because if you are working as a road switcher and your
trip is over 100 miles that is a violation. The road switcher article
makes it clear that road switcher runs will not be over 100 miles. They
shouldn't be making road freight trains do the damn work in the first
place. They are violating the articles all over the place!

You want things to change then do something about it. Read the
language. Go after the unions for all the garbage inserted so the
company can use it for loop holes.  You better start pushing to get the
language cleaned up or start figuring out how to get the better pay rate
you are entitled to.

Name: 
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Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 06 December 2017

yes the middle class worker supports everyone!

Name: cheated
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Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 06 December 2017

RRJim

If your retired then you should know that all retirement saving plans
are formulated on a 3% inflation formula. That is playing it moderately
safe. We all know that the government can make or break our entire lives
with the stroke of a pen. We are in the middle of that right now! 4% is
the safest course of action to make sure you are not going to be in the
poor house if the economy tanks, medical insurance companies run rampant
again and our new POTUS doesn't tax us to death or end up taking
control of our RR retirement, which the feds have been trying to do
forever!  The feds are never going to tell anyone the whole truth and
nothing but the truth. If they were to tell the American people that
inflation was higher than 2% then people would expect their social
security raises to be treated as the same. Bottom line is, its nice to
get a raise. Of course it is, but every time we get one we end up
having a chunk  of this or that taken out of it. If it isn't medical
premiums or out of pocket expenses, it is a raise in our union dues and
a work rule change that screws us out of pay or trip rate changes or
they agree to add a heavier work load on us to cut jobs. Just like the
road crews who are supposed to be working through freight. They have
then doing local road switching work and cut local road jobs out.  We
have never ever had a raise that didn't come with a price.  As far as
Im concerned 4% is bullshit if they are going to keep pinching out of
it every time!

Name: Retired
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Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 05 December 2017

If your a manager,union employee,government employee,at the end of the
day everyone wants a pay check for there services. Never
trouble,trouble, till trouble,troubles you.  In a lot of cases in life
if you go looking for trouble you will most likely find it.

Name: Sl zbinden
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Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 05 December 2017

FRA..what a joke .. they are about as smart as the fellows that passed
that garbage contract that is on the horizon ..I called them once about
running a remote on signaled main with no puck system and no operator on
head end ..60 autoracks away ..the response I got was " we can't
control what the RR does" the FRA is a mirage ..it's like an 8 man
posse..2 guys for the whole Midwest.. being qualified who cares ..air
slips who cares ..car and loco inspection s who cares..the chances of
getting popped by those guys are about as good as me growing a 12 inch
third leg ...sl zbinden says happy holidays ..flame away

Name: Fear
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Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 05 December 2017

Every railroad that Hh has ran,he creates a climate of fear and
intimidation.we all know our jobs and rules. When I was given a
directive from a manager and I knew it was wrong. I would inform him or
her I will do it under protest. Then I recorded everything in my note
book. And then go about my work. If something happened I had my notes
and the heat was on them. The catch 22 with Hh is though,if a manager
was taking short cuts etc. And something did happen some people where
pulled out of service for not going above his head and reporting
manager. I guess it is up to the individual if you want to police them.
Which I feel they get big bucks to manage ,I was just a wage slave.

Name: Fra
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Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 05 December 2017

It has always been my experience when ever government people are
around,they just go threw the motions to protect there cushey jobs. The
35 years I was on the railway they issued warnings to the railway.And
all Aís they wanted was corrective action taken no big fines where
issued. The big companies and government are in bed together,most of
these inspectors where railroad employees. That took government jobs
highly recommended by railway brass. It is one big happy family!

Name: Dumbfounded
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Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 05 December 2017

Idiots!!!!  

Do you morons not understand that the FRA can fine you for violating
FRA LAWS/REGULATIONS? Do you never listen to your LC or co workers when
they talk about this. Some stupid idiot is at this moment running a
train on a territory they are not qualufied on because the conductor is
and volunteered to be the pilot after the company asked them too. What
part of the FRA law do you not understand that states THE PILOT CAN NOT
BE A MEMBER OF THE CREW! It's written in black and white. Do you not
understand the FRA is part of the USDOT! Do you make it an everyday
thing to violate regulations established by a federal agency? Why are
you idiots putting your jobs on the line for the RR! You are so scared
of losing your job if you stand up to them but yet you risk having a
federal violation charge brought against you.  What the hell is wrong
with you people. Csx has it in writing for everyone to read that they
follow all state and federal laws. Whistleblow! Report the truth. Maybe
if the FRA throws a fine in a crews lap it will wake you up!

Name: Retired
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Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 05 December 2017

I retired six months ago. Only made possible because of my union. Did
the four years of hell under Hh.all union members are in a better
position than any manager. When they get kicked to the curb, they are
on there own and they now it. 87 percent of the guys that got fired
under Hh where return to there jobs with back pay because of the union.

Name: The truth
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Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years
Posted: 05 December 2017

Get over it!!!  
The facts are that none of you will stand together and take your
union's on. All you do is whine and cry and talk big but you do
nothing. When was the last time any of you went after your elected
officials and demanded answers. When was the last time you rallied to
remove anyone from office. In the last 10 years, NEVER! You know you
won't and you can't do a thing if you don't all stick together. So
just suck it up and take what they decide for you because you have no
guts and no control. Pay your dues and suck it up. Every week the
changes are right in front of your faces. Your work rules are changing
and your union's aren't doing a thing about it. It's over. Your
losing the battle. Deal with it.

Name: 
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Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 05 December 2017

"'No red carpet' when I arrived at CSX Corp"

https://www.jaxdailyrecord.com/article/hunter-harrison-no-red-carpet-when-i-arrived-at-csx-corp

Hmm I don't know why that could possibly be Ewing...perhaps its the
thousand or so you laid off, or the delays and forcing individuals to
work the jobs of 5 maybe? You slag...

Name: Used
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Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 05 December 2017

Zbinden 

They have already started it. Road trains in the greatlakes are doing
the locals work. We are picking up and setting out at industries and
trippling in the yards. What alot of people don't know is the YM have
rules in their agreements for having to schedule to many moves in the
yard. If they have to make a train make more than 3 moved they get a
penalty claim. At least it used to be that way. Soon there won't be
road switching jobs. Through freight jobs will be doing it all. The
union's have already sold all of us out. Read your agreement and see
all the loopholes the union left in there on purpose to help out the
company. If your LC denies them he is a liar!

Name: 
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 04 December 2017

4% inflation?
Last I read, it was closer to 2%

Name: 
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Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 04 December 2017

We must feel the pain from this poor, overworked and abused Engineer
  How funny! He only made 9k, he is going to loose his pick up.



 Name: No shit
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 04 December 2017

I barely made 9.000 last month.

This contracts suck. Fuck the unions.

They screwed us good.

Name: Canada 
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Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 04 December 2017

In Canada a work week is 40 hours. After 40 hours they pay overtime time
and a half on holidays double time. Is it the same way in the USA?

Name: Sl zbinden
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Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 04 December 2017

No shit

you would have made 12-13k last month with the hourly rate..what we
make vs cp or cn is small potatoes it's chicken feed..

Name: Members
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Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 04 December 2017

I wonder if all members voted. Usauly the ones that did not vote are the
ones that bitch the most!

Name: No shit
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 04 December 2017

I barely made 9.000 last month.

This contracts suck. Fuck the unions.

They screwed us good.

Name: Me
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 04 December 2017

Zbinden

Your exactly right. There are no work rules or arbitraries that this
company is going to pay. And if we can't get a better contract when
the economy is booming then obviously the bargaining power of those
arbitraries ain't crap. I for one worked 203 hours in the month of
November..i certainly didn't make the equivalent of 12 grand last
month.

Name: Sl zbinden
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Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 04 December 2017

Can't believe you suckers passed that small timey contract 4 to 1
vote..can't you guys read ...we got a much better raise last contract
coming out of the biggest recession since the great depression..for
those who say we didn't give up any work rules have fun making 7
doubles  and 4 line of road pickups/setoffs..plus putting your train
away in 3 tracks and spinning your motors for the outbound..I'll be
the first to ditch that diahrea mess of a contract and go directly to
the hourly rate..even if it means I fall on the sword for my fellow
man..take it from me sl zbinden you're screwed and get used to it
..have happy holidays men while we all look for different jobs ...

Name: 
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 04 December 2017

Jgw,
They SHOULD pay it within 60 days.

Name: JG Wentworth. I want it now!
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Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 04 December 2017

Anybody know how long it takes to get retroactive pay?

Name: harrassed
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Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 03 December 2017

FRA


You are on board with the excessive restrictions of the use of our
phones aren't you???  Then you better start doing something about
these TMs blowing my phone up with text messages when Im out working a
local. When we finished our work and was getting ready to head back I
turned my phone on to check and see if I had any messages because I
have a sick kid and I had 12 text messages from the TM over the area
going nuts wanting to know how we were doing, how much work did we have
done, were we going to make it back on time, blah blah blah and then I
heard later that the TM made a comment that We were chicken shits
because we wouldn't check our phones throughout the day.  Well guess
what, my phone is never going to be on during the day when Im working
and if the company wants to come after me for it you better be prepared
to back me when I blow the whistle and file intimidation charges.

Name: Retired
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Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 03 December 2017

My advise to union members at CSX,is put a grievance in for every
violation you witness.They will say go ahead your wasting your time.
But in reality it gives them a complex that they know it is wrong when
they violate the collective agreement.When all grievances are
compiled,and end up in front of arbitrators,they can see a pattern of
what the company is doing. And it makes his job easier to make the
members whole for the violations $$$$$$$.And keep the pressure on till
the company gets tired of paying for grievances and they stop breaking
contract agreements. In time they will get the message.

Name: Retired
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Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 03 December 2017

Ya now that CSX has cut so many employees, it looks good on paper.but
the same issues arise that needs attention to keep the trains running.
Like getting management to change a train line hose or knuckle,because
they think they are getting away with it and no one finds out.we alway
caught wind of it and grievances where filed.every chance management
did our work it was report to LC and a grievence went in. We collected
as many violations as we could of management doing our work. And we won
those at arbitrationís.make sure you collect as much information as you
can for the grievances.we would get information from train crew when
management did craft work on the road. In return car inspectors would
do the same when we seen management switching cars etc. Put the paper
work in if you witness this breach,it all adds up. $$$$$$$$$$$

Name: 
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Employed as: Car repair, for N/A
Posted: 02 December 2017

They also force mechanical employees to do other crafts work knowing it
is a contract violation and are getting away with it. the company using
it under the simple task rules what a load of bull shit when they laid
off entire crafts.

Name: Retired
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Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 02 December 2017

I was a carman in Canada we where forced to work overtime also or be
fired. People where fired for refusing. In the collective agreement
they can only force over time in an emergencyí.I understand where your
coming from Hh is just repeating what he did here,your union has to
protest this first ,then the union can go to the government to get
forced overtime stopped. And the members fired for refusing overtime
should get there job back.Your union in USA said managers would never
do the work of craft people and train crews. Iím sure Hh will try and
get managers to do members work when they are needed. Hh is not scared
of the consiquences,of fines etc.he will test the waters at any cost to
get his way. What you people are going threw now I went threw it,I was
pulled out of service twice under Hh and was returned to work both
times with pay. Good luck

Name: 
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Employed as: Engine repair, for 20-30 years
Posted: 02 December 2017

Retired,if you refuse overtime they will force you! The manager will
tell you those gates are to keep people out not in so if you don't
like the changes get out. Our whole shop was told that,basically
conform or be fired!

Name: Retired
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Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 02 December 2017

Been retired six months from car department. You guys said there where
many cuts in the mechanical department. So why are any of you working
overtime,if you refused overtime, they would be forced to recall layed 
off workers.

Name: Got it
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Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 02 December 2017

Fooled u all!!!

Not a single one of you saw the evil plan. How could you not see it.
All those guys taking legit fmla just got screwed. The company can't
get the abusers  with discipline so they got them through the pocket
book. They don't work they don't get paid. Now they have higher cost
out the pocket.  The sad thing is the one who are using it legit are
going to suffer for those who abuse it to play games.

Name: Loco
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 02 December 2017

IDIOTS 
No one can blame me. I voted NO for that crappy agreement. The raises
are a slap in the face and a joke. Inflation is figured at 4% a year.
We aren't getting shit. If I get seriously sick or any of you do I
hope you have money saved because your gonna pay for it. All you idiots
did was look at a back pay check and the premium cost. Never took a good
look at the future. Joke will be on all of us when 2019 rolls around and
we end up paying the higher premium anyway. You think it won't happen
then you are retarded! They already have it planned for us. They will
dangle some cash in front of the jackasses and threaten to raise co pay
if you don't take the cash and premium increase. Will you be an idiot
again!

Name: PissAwayMoreBusiness
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 02 December 2017

Hey guys, I've been trying to come up with a new union slogan so I was
wondering what you all think of my top choice? Here it goes;

BLET: We believe in in consistency for our members, so we work hard to
make sure that you take it in the a$$ every single contract!

I personally think that we have a real winner here. What do you all
think?

Name: 
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Employed as: Engine repair, for 20-30 years
Posted: 02 December 2017

That is correct about the overtime. We were told you can either sign up
on your own or I'll force you by plant superintendent!

Name: 
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Employed as: Car repair, for N/A
Posted: 01 December 2017

Your Wrong about the Overtime they are Working Mechanical Employees
overtime the ones left are either being held over or they are working
it willing

Name: 
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Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 01 December 2017

Blanshitty is Frulla's nephew. Enough said.

Name: Ot
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Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 01 December 2017

Getting hourly wage CSX will not work anyone more than forty hours a
week. Because CSX will not pay overtime!

Name: eh
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 01 December 2017

the crappy agreement passed and hunter is planning on selling 49% of csx
railways.  Well, good luck brothers and sisters.  Its only gonna get
worse from here.

Name: Wax
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 01 December 2017

And the agreement passed.

Name: Hampton
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Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 20-30 years
Posted: 01 December 2017

i am curious on what Carolina lines EHH is selling off?  As a G&W
employee, they are interested in GA, SC (Upstate), and parts of NC.

Just didnít know if anyone knew what EHH meant when said about selling
underutilized lines.  Put our company name on the tracks!

Just looking for a sign...

Name: Yo Momma
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Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 01 December 2017

Blanshitty is an A#1 turd. He'd write his own mother up. He's one of
the ones that hides in the bushes. Spineless little bitch, even when he
was in Baltimore 8 years ago.

Name: 
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Employed as: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 01 December 2017

This is what will bring about change. BLOW THE WHISTLE ON THESE PEOPLE.

http://www.actionnewsjax.com/news/local/fired-csx-conductor-seeking-whistleblower-protection-changes-within-company/656596333

Name: Wax
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 30 November 2017

Big balls

We have one here that may can compete with your guy. We call him
Nodicky. He stays on Blanshitty dick so hard he can barely talk.

Telling people over the radio to break rules. Also told people to speed
because the FRA wouldn't be there that night after the FRA lowered the
track speed to 10mph.

Him and shitty get off on writing people up.

Name: 
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Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 30 November 2017

Big balls

Benson was at Parkersburg for awhile as an engineer, then was promoted
to RFE I believe. He moved to the Ky coal fields after that. He has not
been well liked at any location! Good luck!

Name: Copd
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Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 30 November 2017

I think Hh has copd from smoking two to three packs a day. Itís no joke
to have !

Name: 
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Employed as: CSX Customer, for N/A
Posted: 30 November 2017

Maybe a ray of hope, first stage of perhaps Eugene stepping down, maybe
his Emphasyma is too much anymore. Dimentia also seems to be creeping
in on the old asshole

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-csx-succession/csxs-ceo-hunter-harrison-describes-key-step-in-succession-plan-idUSKBN1DT33V

Name: Conductor
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Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 30 November 2017

UP 
Who gives a crap about SP trash. No way in hell they are dealing with
the old man lynch mob we are. The small hand full of men with balls
that are left at csx just cant handle them alone. They want rules
compliance then give it to them. Everyone knows they will turn a blind
eye to breaking rules if they are in trouble and it moves things
quicker. You follow the rules and it slows things down your on their
hit list. Stick together as a group then it's harder to target and
abuse. it's an eye for an eye! The union's aren't going to do squat
to stop any head hunting and trumped up charges.

Name: 
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Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 30 November 2017

You do not have to be smart to work for Hh. Requirements are be salaried
so he can work you 16 hours a day for no extra pay. Become more loyal to
his cause,and donít ask questions on any of his plans. And always be
ready to say yes to anything. And fall on your own sword if asked.

Name: Who is?
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Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 1-10 years
Posted: 30 November 2017

UP MANAGEMENT

Who is the Southern Pacific baggage?
Are there anymore left?

Should have all been retired by now.

Name: Big balls
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Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 29 November 2017

Where did this Trainmaster David Benson come from? He's the dumbest TM
that I've ever seen in my 28 years on the RR. Why is this fat fuck
still on the property? If Harrison doesn't fire him then we all have a
chance. One dumb son of a bitch.

Name: 
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Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 29 November 2017

I hope you are right about managers not running trains. Hh all rule will
be broken by this man. Hh seem to do what he wanted when he wanted,and
he dealt with fines etc later.  And you say no to this man you where
fired. Good luck hope you are right.

Name: 
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Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 29 November 2017

Notice this.  Canada does not have a Railway Labor Act. No managers will
be running trains within the US.

Name: Notice this
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Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 29 November 2017

If you have not noticed Hh has aligned , himself with top gun from cn
and other from canadien railroads.These people in my view will
implement the program street to seat ..you can google this it was done
at cp cn. This is where they train all office and non union people to
be conductors and engineers.They say they must do this in case of a
labour strike. Very very unsafe for the public and employees being
around these people running trains with no field experience. Cp rail
uses non union people to run trains if there short of crews as I write
this.Creal ceo of Cprail said these people will stay in place.With Hh
closing so many CSX terminals I think it is a matter of time before he
does the same thing at CSX.. He can work salaried employees as long as
he has to and has 100 percent of control over them. So rules will not
apply,they will just stay with it till job is done. If that means
sleeping in loco cab so be it. Keep your eyes open for this. It is just
a matter of time for Hh to do this at CSX.

Name: UP MANAGEMENT
E-mail: corporate@up.com
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 29 November 2017

UP MANAGEMENT TEAM:

Corporate America is draining the swamp of sexual predators, perverts
and gropers. The last count, UP has at least 20 predators listed.
Do the right thing and make UP Responsible Again, before the 
Southern Pacific baggage destroy your culture!

Name: PISSED OFF
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Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 29 November 2017

THANKS ALOT STUPID IDIOTS!!!!!!


WEll now you have gone and done it.  Using your phone while the train
is running and there are cameras pointing at you from all directions.
You want people to understand our problems and the hostile environment
we are working in but then you go and act like total retards and get
everyone put in the hot seat. What part of the cell phone rules did you
not understand. You can only thank yourselves for the jobs that will be
lost now.  When the cameras were first installed it was stated in a
memo that they would not be used to micromanage crews or to head hunt.
It was stated very clearly that if an incident occurred that the tapes
would only be viewed at the time of the incident. Now not only are they
going to view several a month  but the new bulletin states that they
will view the tapes in more depth if they see something that warrants
further investigation. You morons know damn good and well they will use
this excuse to view the entire tape and find as many stupid little rules
violations or improper train handling rules as they can. They will trump
them up and throw the book at us.  Don't be reading a newspaper while
you are sitting in the sidings. Don't be looking at a magazine.
That's a rules violation. Don't pick your nose.  Don't drop any
trash. Keep the windows shut if the horn is overhead. Wear your safety
glasses. Yes that is the rule while in the cab.   
Thanks a lot morons for making the rest of us more miserable than we
are because you couldn't stay off the damn phone while the train was
moving.  Oh, and if your going to get off the train while it is stopped
and walk 25 feet away to use your phone you better inspect as must train
as you can while you are stopped. THAT IS THE RULE!!!!

Name: From cp
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Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 29 November 2017

Like I said before Hh will get managers to do members work once he cuts
the staff deep. Everything from running trains to fixing cars.you said
he would not try in the USA. I hope not but this guy has nothing to
lose. Hh will try it all the more he can piss off the workers the
better he feels. Seen all this happen with my   own eyes up in Canada

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 29 November 2017

They are pumping the stock, going to be dumping before the earnings call
on 1/16/18.

Name: union
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 29 November 2017

YM'S

Just curious.  Does your agreement have the same article protecting you
from management doing your jobs. If so you all better be putting in
claims for everyday they do your work and that yard stays open. Yu are
entitled to it. Hope your union reps have more balls than ours!

Name: lol
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 29 November 2017

I saw one of those silly basterds wearing a Harrison Camp Shirt.   I'm
not going to speculate what he had to do to earn that.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years
Posted: 29 November 2017

Anyone recall my Dad, Charlie Swigart, who serve CSX when Chessie was
CO/BO worked him 16 hrs on many occasions. They say he could really put
together a train in Walbridge O.

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

Brewer yard yardmasters were let go this past Sunday. Now there are
Trainmasters and superintendents doing their job. What a strong union
they have to let this happen. Brewer yard will be closed soon.

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

What's going on in Jacksonville? All kinds of rumors, folks are really
nervous.

Name: Drone
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 28 November 2017

If trains are over two hundred cars. Conductor get a drone with camera
to fly the train, to see why it went into emergency. Lol

Name: loco 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 28 November 2017

INSPECTOR


AMEN BROTHER!!!   Good 101 lesson! The goose is letting the gander have
it!  The truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth!

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

NON Other

192 cars is nothing anymore. I have seen trains with well over 220 cars
several times. Trains with 200 or more cars is going to be the norm with
this company as long as HH is in charge. He wants to put several blocks
of cars on a train and move as much freight at one time as he can.
The FRA is well aware that these trains have problems with
communicating with the EOT and drop in valleys and in tunnels and in
bad weather. They couldn't care less if you are unable to dump the
train from the rear if this happens. Their rule that states a train
must reduce to 30 mph if you lose communication with the EOT is just a
joke. Does it really matter if your going 30 or 50 when you are hauling
poisonous toxic material or molten sulfur and you derail and cant
communicate. Its just a band aid that does nothing but look like they
are attempting to run the train safely. Run your car off the side of
the road at 30 mph and see how well you control it. Now picture having
9000-15,000 tons of cars behind it. Doesn't take a rocket scientist to
figure out the outcome.

For those in the public who do not know what an EOT(end of train)device
is, it's a device that is mounted on the end of the train and tells the
engineer how much air pressure he has at the end of the train and if he
has the ability to apply the proper air pressure to his brakes to stop
the train. If there is an emergency that warrants stopping the train
immediately the engineer can "DUMP" the air at the end of the train
and set the brakes up from the rear. It is controlled by radio
communication and is linked to a device on the lead locomotive. This
device is called an HTD(head of train). If communication is lost
between the two devices it can be detrimental. The longer the train the
better the chances the two devices can not communicate with each other.
Not only are longer trains more dangerous for communication but they
also create a problem of being too long in populated areas and if the
train is stopped there is a good chance the train will be blocking road
crossing and hampering emergency personnel from getting through to save
someone's life. It also causes a time problem for conductors if
something does go wrong with the train. The farther the conductor has
to walk to inspect the train for the problem the longer it takes the
crew to get the train moving and out of the way. These longer trains
are just a cost cutting methods to reduce two trains into one and save
using two crews and more locomotives to move the freight. It is obvious
that cost cutting is a higher priority than safety and protecting the
public from catastrophe. CSX is worth millions and their pocket books
are full. Fines from the FRA and local authorities are just pocket
change to them. Its a well know fact that fines are not paid to the
local authorities for blocking crossing beyond the allotted times set
forth by state law. Their argument is that the railroads were there
first and have the right of way. It is a shame that the arrogant
attitude is allowed to continue and the state representative haven't
taken a stance against this kind of behavior. Every rule that is
created on the railroad usually takes place after there is a major
accident or blood is spilled. How many trains do you think are running
in your neighborhood that are not equipped to safely stop in case of an
emergency?  More than you think! Lesson 101 for the public today!

Name: engineer
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 27 November 2017

Cond 10-20

People out in the public read this site all the time but they just
don't comprehend how the attendance policy doesn't work with our
business and our lives. Its only the families or railroaders who know
what it is really about. last year I had to find a new dentist because
he charged 25 dollars if you didn't give a 2 day notice that you could
not make your appointment.  He didn't understand that just because I
had Tuesday and Wednesday off on the extra board that I was guaranteed
the days. I had to tell him several times that the company can send you
out of town just before your off days start and you could be gone for
your days off and start them when you get back. I finally found a
dentist and a doctor who understands railroad schedules.  They work
with me.
The best thing the BLET did for the engineers was give us the ability
to do any early lay off before our off days. Giving us the right to
drop our turn once a pay period helped too. Sometimes you can request
the early lay off and drop at the last minute and actually make your
off day.  I hate to do that to other people but there is nothing else
you can do if you need to be off on your scheduled off days. The
conductors are screwed and should be going after the UTU for not
working on something like this for them. You go through the same crap
and what is worse is you only get one day off!  This is totally in sane
you only get one day off. who the hell can get anything done with just
one scheduled day.  Just a few days ago I had to explain to a repair
man why I had to cancel an appointment that I had scheduled and he
flipped when I explained how things work on the railroad. He lost it
even more when I told him I didn't get paid holidays either. The
public has no idea what we give up and go through to work for the
railroad.  Maybe its about time someone started getting out there!

Name: APE
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 10-20 years
Posted: 27 November 2017

Iím not sure where you got that it takes longer then 3 days to get your
CDL. There are 9 CDL jobs total yes younger guys are holding the jobs
cause olders didnít have CDLís. So not sure where ya got that cause as
far as I know thatís not true and I do work as a carman in Willard.

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

Willard Mechanical has already been Hit hard and the rumor is there
screwing with the remaining car men giving them 3 days to get a CDL or
there gone and they will call back younger people who already have
CDL's (The Utility workers where laid off and the other crafts are
being forced to doing there work if that answers any questions about
the state of Willard.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 10-20 years
Posted: 27 November 2017

Rumor is Lima and Willard Ohio are on the chopping block anyone hear
this?? Willard has been pretty busy lately but we all know that doesnít
mean much. Just wondering if anyone has heard this

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

HEY FRA!!!!!

Are you asleep? You have spent so much time worrying about the use of
cell phones on the locomotives you have turned a blind eye to the melt
down of the PTC!  Thought it was supposed to be a life saver and help
out all those tired and worn out engineers from running signals and
into the back of other trains. The PTC system has been a total mess on
several divisions for over a month now. Losing its signals, activating
way to early outside of the designated areas, indicating inaccurate
speeds and throwing trains into suppression when its not warranted. OH,
lets not forget it blows the horn at every dirt road and cow crossing
across the whole system. Violates the companies rule on excessive use
of the horn.  The Trip Optimizer system is even on a melt down as we
speak.  You better stop worrying so much about crew members using their
phones to keep themselves awake when they sit in sidings for hours or
cant get out of a terminal for over 4 hours and start paying attention
to your PTC!

Name: not fooled
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 26 November 2017

Amazed


Congratulations! You have single handedly managed to throw everyone off
the topics at hand. Well done company mole!

Puzzled: Your post is an example of the lay down and take it up the
arss problem that exist in our industry. What good does it do to stand
up and do what ever it takes to show CSX that if you steal my pay,
threaten me with insubordination when it isn't warranted, blame me and
my crew member for delay of train when management was the root cause,
stalk us for your failure rates, blame me because you cant get us a
work order on time or jump our ass because we aren't moving when the
power isn't ready and not our fault??????  Maybe we should all have
your attitude and let management continue to think that we are weak low
life blue collar workers who are just puppets and can be intimidated to
sit down and shut up like quiet little boys and girls and speak when
you are spoken too. There are alternative to this. think outside of the
box. An unpredictable work force that stands up for what is right and
shows what is good for the goose is good for the gander is more
effective at getting the point across than one with your attitude.
Maybe you haven't noticed, but CSX does NOT PLAY FAIR OR NICE! They
talk a good talk and play a good game but in the long run they are
unethical and hypocrites to the fullest definition. They screw with the
workforce then the workforce should screw right back. The only
difference is the crews have legitimate legal complaints and federal
violations that need to and should be reported and management has
nothing but bull shitz blame to throw out there!

Name: To puzzled
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 25 November 2017

To puzzled men and women are trying to protect there jobs. Agreements
with the company and employees have a contract. This self serving Hh
cares about  a one time pay out. Then he is gone,when the rules are
broken,by either party,there is a system in place to address these
issues. Do you think the employees should just sit on there hands and
do nothing. Give your head a shake puzzled.

Name: Puzzled
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 25 November 2017

I'm reading some of the post you idiots have made and I just wonder
what the hopeful objective and outcome is to the ones trying to get
everyone to report issues (some rather silly) to the Fra, epa, etc....a
fine ?  Surely you don't think this is going to help you or any of your
causes do you ?

Name: Claims
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 25 November 2017

File all the grievancs you can make copy for yourself. At cp under Hh 87
percent of grievances ,where made whole. Hh refused to pay but he had no
choice. Put them in they will be heard even after Hh is gone. Hh and
friends the only thing they have is to intimidate!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: CSX Customer, for N/A
Posted: 25 November 2017

Any truth to the rumor that the Lima railyard will no longer be owned by
csx after December 1 2017 ? 
Are they really closing that yard and selling to Genesse & Wyoming ?

Name: DONE IT!
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 25 November 2017

NO FEAR PLEASE!

I've done it before and wont hesitate to do it again. BLOW THE
WHISTLE.....BLOW THE WHISTLE!  CSX is not a federally owned business
that is exempt and highly protected from being charged for breaking the
law. Yes it might seem like they get away with murder but that's only
because no one will stand as a group. CSX is not exempt from following
all state and federal laws.  You seen laws broken every day but do not
say anything about it. You don't report EPA violations. You don't
report FRA violations. Almost everyone is scared to death of
retaliation and this time of the year is the worst. No one wants to be
stalked and put on the street at Christmas time. HH and his band of
warriors are quite aware of this. Why is it so hard for the employees
to understand if you come together as a group and report every single
violation you encounter that the feds cant continue to turn their
heads. Its just sad that the employees work hard and bend over for this
company but they cant put the same effort into standing up to the beast
and do what is right. You want to help out the industries that are
being hurt by the lack of service that is provided? Quit lying on the
on boards. Quit putting time of service in as done on time when you
know good and they were serviced hours late. Take notes. Keep times of
what really happens. Turn it over to the STB. Black smoke rolling out
of engines spitting soot every where, call mechanical every time and
report it to the FRA. Call OSHA when you see chemicals dripping out of
cars. You have toilet drains and oil dripping out of your locomotives
report it immediately. Call FRA and report it. Did you know it is a
serious violation of local and state laws to have this happening? Did
you know this warrants a call to the EPA? Engine house employees have
lost their jobs by the hundreds. Shops are closed. No one can fix a
thing in most terminals now. If we followed all laws and regulations
half the locomotives wouldn't move out of the yards. You have the
power to take control of this mess. Its like beating an old dog over
and over again and you just wont budge. Did you know that these
violations also break state health laws. Vendors and all delivery
service personnel are exposed to these hazards when they come on CSX
property. Report it to your county health department.  You have the
power to do what is right.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 25 November 2017

The only chance you have to fight this CEO is help from the government.
Pushing for the government to issue a cease and desist to the CEO for
interfering with interstate commerce and numerous contract violations
for both the union and shippers is a great option. Someone needs to tie
that meddling fools hands before he destroys anymore lives. The shippers
coalition is a union alliance must. Maybe together they can stop him.
Others have not banded together and the result was a mess. Do not wait.
Push hard and fast to remove him. He is pushing faster and harder now
that this is his third go around at this. Hunter Harrison is relying on
employees being afraid to comply with the rules in order to move
freight. He is relying on each employee being afraid to stand up and
say something because there will be reprucusions. Essentially silincing
the work force while he has his way. Do not be afraid, under different
circumstances this is considered rape. Legal professionals, not
everyday ďI think I am a lawyer but I donít have a degreeĒ individuals
need to be avoided. This belongs is true professional legal hands.
Every occurrence individually isnít enough, but all combined there is a
case.

Name: Drain the swamp!
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 24 November 2017

Yes! Continue to help President Trump and
help drain the swamp and help csx hire more 75 percenters and keep
voting 
for the gay old pervert party GOP,
and get rid of the union supporting democrats. We need stay white and
right.

Vote for Senator Moore and other chomos.

Make America Stupid again!

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

Not fooled is right,everyone affected put a claim in and always make
copy for your record. You have to put paper work in or it will never
get addressed and company wins.

Name: NOT FOOLED
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years
Posted: 24 November 2017

Suck it up

Go crawl back under your supervisory rock. Your not fooling anyone.
Just another company  mole baiting and starting trouble. What, no one
invited you to Thanksgiving dinner so you have to come to the site and
stir your crap. Get another job if you cant handle the truth!


ENGINEERS!!!!  Read your agreement. You are entitled to holiday pay if
you work an extra board. Road or yard if you were available the day
before, day of and today(day after)!  They think they are pulling a
fast one by laying in some of the locals and calling extra board men to
work the jobs yesterday. They think the regular assigned or extra board
engineers wont be entitled to Holiday pay. WRONG!

Conductors.  Read your agreement. Very clear rules that state the
company will not pull any stunts( putting it nicely) to get out of
paying holiday pay.   Stick together on this one and put your claims
in. This is not the time to back down and let things slide. You all
have to stick together and send a message to the man in black that you
are not whipping post and we wont lay down that easy!

Name: FRA
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 24 November 2017

Banacek

You are 100% correct with the information you posted. It has already
been brought to the departments attention that engineers are being
threatened with insubordination charges by DTO's and some acting
chiefs if they didn't take the trains after they explained they were
not qualified and brought the FRA law to their attention. This can not
and will not be tolerated. If you see this happening or it happens to
you, you must immediately contact your FRA inspector. File a complaint
with your union representation and if it continues you can file a
formal complaint with the USDOT.

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

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

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

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

Name: Suck it up
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 23 November 2017

Suck it up and go to work!

I'm sure the police officers protecting your cities aren't whining
about their job being anulled.  There is a reason why people don't
like unions, railroad babies.

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

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

Name: karma
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 23 November 2017

Hunter is showing the UTU and BLE just how bad they suck.  He is doing
everything he damned well pleases and not a peep from the Unions, guess
they donít care, theyíre all getting theirs. These overpaid Union
officers need to take a big cut.

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

Well it got the hair up on your neck. Trust me this is by there
design,Hh thinks he is getting back at the union. Did same thing at cp
cn he wants to overwhelm the union with claims and paper work. Then
they stall as much as they can with claims. He wants everyone walking
on eggshells

Name: LOCAL
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 23 November 2017

Wax


My job was laid in today but they called an extra crew off the extra
board to work it.  If they think they wont be paying me for not working
and letting someone else do my job they have another thing coming.
Pulling this shit all over the system. Make sure you put a make whole
claim in and a run around as well. CA by crew management. Don't know
what the hell they think they are doing! They still had to pay someone
to do the job. What do they think they have accomplished!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 23 November 2017

I Hope HH and all his ass kissing managers are happy with them selves
they ruined the lively hoods of thousands of people in 8 months good
job guys you should give yourselves a big pat on the back

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 23 November 2017

LOOKS LIKE THE CHEAP SKATE EXPRESS IS GETTING EVEN CHEAPER IN OTHER
WAYS.  H.H. DOESN'T CARE ABOUT HIS CUSTOMERS LET ALONE HIS EMPLOYEES.

Name: Wax
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 23 November 2017

Locals arenít being annulled on Thanksgiving because most of them got
cut off last week and are being filled by the extra board every day
they normally work except for on Thanksgiving. This way they donít have
to pay any of the jobs annulment pay. But they are putting those jobs
back on for next week.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 23 November 2017

https://www.yahoo.com/news/exclusive-csx-impose-hefty-fees-rail-customers-2018-213036272--finance.html

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 23 November 2017

Why are none of the local jobs being annulled for thanksgiving

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 22 November 2017

How can you be positive I was laid off with my hole craft and there
people with not even a third of years of service now doing my job how
can you stay positive after something like that has been done to you,
you have a few managers trying to make a name for them selves and a CEO
that only cares about shareholders and the stock price and how much they
can sell the company off for, but stay positive what a load of shit but
don't forget HH wishes you a happy holiday what a joke, but stay
positive, what a load of bull, and for those managers that are doing HH
dirty work your day will come and you will be just has pissed off just I
am, but stay positive.

Name: Made a difference
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 22 November 2017

Loco 10-20/cond. 1/10 
I have no idea how long either one of you have been employed but if you
have 10 years or better then you both have learned nothing or just
haven't bothered to pay attention. Let's first address the comment
that the trainmaster made about rules interpretations.  It works both
ways. If your having a problem with a supervisor using a rule for
negative impact and you feel your interpretation is the correct one,
you can take the issue to the rules department. There was a problem
with this many years ago and employees began flooding the rules
department with phone calls and emails. Because of this a system notice
was issued that settled the problems. I believe there were at least 10
rules that were addressed and the final and binding interpretations was
given by the rules department. If you want a rule problem settled then
it is up to you and your fellow workers to stand up and start asking
the questions.  The problem will not settle itself.
Now to the second issue. If anyone ever encounters a supervisor who is
unethical and head hunting as you call it, then you have an ethics
hotline to call. Do not think for one moment that your calls are
ignored. They are not. If a supervisors name is continuously reported
then there will be an inquiry. Rumors and gossip will get you no where.
If you witness or you are involved in a situation take notes. Dates,
times, location, witnesses and the exact wording of the conversation
will help with your complaints. If a pattern developes with a
supervisors actions it will be uncovered. Similar complaints from
fellow workers are usually a good indicator that a real problem exist.
No matter how much you doubt the validity of the ethics hotline it is a
better option to utilize than doing nothing at all. All crafts have
union representation. If you feel you are having continuous issues with
a supervisor you can bring it to the attention of your local.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 22 November 2017

First off i  reply to the stay positive post. take that and pound sand
up your , you know where. how can we stay positive if you come to work
do you job follow the rules then you get a charge letter for something
you never did , go to a investigation no real proof that you broke any
rules only to later be told you have been terminated , and how about
this news 
       Yardmasters are to soon be cut off completely system wide ( yes
all of them) 
so how can we be happy go lucky every thing is Sunshine and Rainbows
,if you donít even know if you are the next to get axed because some
idiot who is trying to make a name for them selves decides to target
you. even though you did every thing right and to the book but oh look
you took a second too long building that train so now you are fired for
delaying a train btw ive seen that happen too. and when you have fellow
co workers dropping like flys out here because of cuts and overzelous
managers wanting to fire you for farting in the wrong direction. so i
guess you can say yeah be happy because you have a job . BUT for how
long ?

Name: RR family
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 10-20 years
Posted: 22 November 2017

Everyone!  

Even though that horrible CEO has taken over and disrupted so many
lives let's not forget that it's Thanksgiving. We all have something
to be thankful for. If not out jobs then the love of family,friends,a
home,a loyal pet or our health. Let's all stop for just a few minutes
and thank someone for something good they have brought to our lives. Be
positive even if things seems hopeless. God works in mysterious ways.
Happy Thanksgiving to everyone.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 22 November 2017

Lloyd
"Negative morale" is not up for negotiation.
It's no secret that HH doesn't give a shit about you or me. Put in
your hours and collect a paycheck.
As far as the contract is concerned, I believe we will end up better
off ratifying it than if we leave it up to the government. Your ideal
contract isn't one of our options as far as I can tell.

VOTE YES

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

The railway culture was great and pleasure to go to work. But once Hh
goes threw a company and has no morals or ethic. The place will not be
the same till he is gone for long time. Some of these managers drink
the koolaid and think they are something. Till they get fired and whine
to everyone. After the railway a lot of these self important people.
Could not organize a drunk in a liquor store in the real world.

Name: AVR
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 1-10 years
Posted: 21 November 2017

Where to begin? No names or specific locations will be dropped in this
post but if you know me you might be able to figure it out. But I'd
like to share with you my experience as a manager and human being that
worked for CSX. 

Let's see... I moved to a small flat switch yard up north and I loved
it. We had a solid team that worked well together and respected each
other. Both managers and craft. A certain Band 6 found out that myself
and the Band 5 there had a good working relationship. He didn't like
that and moved me south after 4 months. I had to travel over 500 miles
on my off days to pack up my stuff and move back. Oh and they back
dated my relocation package so that I could only spend 5 days in a
hotel instead of the alloted 10. That sucked but whatever. If the Army
taught me anything it was to drive on. 

I spent a year and a half at my new location and it was good and bad.
Band 6 level leadership was toxic and was more about how many people
you could fail on O-Tests each month than actually taking care of the
employees. It's tough to build a team when you're caught in the
middle everyday between doing what is right by your ethics and morals
and what the company is telling you to do. What they're telling you to
do because it's a "condition of employment". Regardless, we had a
good team at my location. Both car department and locomotive side. I'd
say 80% of the guys were there to do there job, 10% were super stars,
and the last 10% were assholes who even the other 90% wished would be
held accountable. That's how it goes anywhere.

I decided to get out when I had the chance and do something I've
always wanted to do. It's going great. I know a few craft guys who
decided to take the risk and get out as well. Working well for them
too.

The way this company is going now is dangerous. Money will do whatever
money wants to do. It's your decision if you're willing to stay for
the ride.

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

I don't give 2 shits or feel sorry about a dispatcher that gets a
moving truck and company buys their house through appendix 2. I read
the homeless article. Lots of facts left out of it. Like selling a
house before you get a definite move date. What did the ATDA do for the
Ex Huntington dispatchers that were cut off?  ATDA got the NS
dispatchers on the Central division that got closed a 170,000 dollars
to cut ties with the company or 6 years of New York Dock. 
Unbelievable!!! There's Union for ya!!!

Name: Hang in there
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 21 November 2017

Chances are good that,a bulletin will be issued that Hh died in his
sleep. So donít let some sick old man get ya down.

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

Our managers love coming to work because they get off on writing people
up on anything and everything they can.

Name: Columbus
E-mail: nothankyou@gmail.com
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 21 November 2017

I haven't seen morale this low in my whole career. Everybody, including
managers, hate coming to work. It's pretty sad because CSX could be a
great company with happy employees. It's mind blowing that one man can
change a fortune 300 company....

Name: Sh*tsandwich
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 21 November 2017

I hate it for all the men and women who have loss their jobs or who have
suffered hardships under this minister of PSRR.    He has truly messed
over the train dispatchers.    The rumor is he is wearing adult diapers
now alongside his Vader mask.  How can a man get a million dollar
contract when he can't even purchase life insurance.  


Kellogg's is getting bent over now with about 500 of their employees
and another 1000+ spin off jobs.   We can't strike because of damage
to commerce but this lunatic can get away with his bullshit.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 21 November 2017

The old man is Screwing over everybody and don't give a shit about you
or your family's so Christmas is canceled no gifts for the kids so
hunter can have a multi million dollar funeral and that wont come to
soon enough (PS Hunter there will be no Ice Water Where your going)

Name: Jack Daniels
E-mail: No. 7 Black Label
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 21 November 2017

May want to tell your kids Santa won't be coming this year because
Uncle Scrooge (Hunter) needs to line his pockets. I just don't
understand how someone who probably sits in his own shit until his
hospice nurse gets there can attempt to run a multi billion dollar
company. I would love to tell you all there's a solution but I'm just
as dumbfounded as all of you.

Name: Mr.Ed
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 21 November 2017

The old man sure is screwing over the dispatchers.

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

How about you retards quit telling people how to vote and let them make
their own decisions.

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

Vote yes you retards

Name: Hang in there
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 20 November 2017

I was laid off nine times in thirty five years. I found other work while
laid off but pay was not as good as RR wages. I always was called back
in seniority order. I know how ugly it is working under Hh,but donít
burn your bridges behind you. Take the lay off that is time not working
for Hh. You will be recalled in the future. Leave your money in pention
plan while you are laid  off.  I would not resign,from the company
because of lay off you have more to lose by doing that. Like most
railroaders,itís in your blood.look at all your options and donít rush
into a decision without thinking it threw.this is what I did it worked
out for me,Iím now retired.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for N/A
Posted: 20 November 2017

Screw CSX Hunter and all those Ball sucking Managers can all go screw
them selves CSX is Finished it is time to find a new Career I wasted to
much of my life with this company and it is only a matter of time HH and
his backers finish off what's left and line there pockets.

Name: From canada
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 19 November 2017

We survive Hh rebuilding now. Brothers and sisters you have the right
spirit, you will conquer Hh greed in the long run.

Name: D Man
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 19 November 2017

Well, i have been swayed i will vote no,even if it means trumps lackys
give us something worse. I think no matter what, we get the contract
and HH side letters will soon follow, im just gonna sit back and wacth
the horror show unfold, to all my brothers and sisters be proud of what
you do but always remember this job doesnt define us we worked hard to
get here and i hope we fight like hell to take it back, never give up
never settle for less and please never ever become one of the "we r
just lucky to have a job" pepole. HH is putting his hand in our
pockets, taking our time from our family's and treating us like
replaceable workers, we are highly trained professionals that have many
skills and an unmatched ability to adapt to changing work conditions,
and can change our plans on the fly to complete our tasks, stand firm
stand together dont be the weak link

Name: Retired
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 19 November 2017

Paid dues for thirty five years,you are all the union,donít blame a
handful of elected union rep if things donít go your way. Many men and
women gave there lives for your freedom to have a democracy..you all
get a copy of the proposals of the contracts most donít read it before
they vote. When contract is finalize, lots of lazy members want to
blame a handful of union reps. The members of the past made sacrifices
and a stand to get what you have today. You can vote for the contract
or go on strike. Knowledge is power, brother sisterhood united is
power. HH is one man!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 19 November 2017

Ok you got it pontiac

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

APE, don't you mean violate instead of violet the color?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 19 November 2017

I was told years ago by union rep that a contract limits the amount they
can beat an employee up. But when company signs contract it is suppose
to be in good faith. The problem is there are sucker words left in the
contracts. That leave the interpretation open for abuse by the company.
The union has to remove these sucker words in the contract language. For
example will provide protection when available. Should read the company
will provide protection.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 19 November 2017

Like I have Posting what good is a Contract when the Company don't
abide by it Years of Service, crafts mean Nothing and not to mention
safety

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 19 November 2017

Yes Hh will sell anything he can get money for. Then down the road if
CSX needs that land again they will pay large for it. The world is
getting smaller and smaller. But Hh will be long gone!!

Name: vote no
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 19 November 2017

please, vote no on the proposed contract.  The railroads are making
record profits.  Now is the time to stand up and fight for a good
contract.  Please brothers and sisters vote no.  Its not a good
contract. we give up too much in the proposed contract.

Name: Brooks
E-mail: brooks3317@gmail.com
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 19 November 2017

Has CSX sold or will CSX sell some of the hundreds if not 1000's of
acres of the old abandoned C&O RAILROAD and right of ways they own in
states like Indiana. There is a 100 foot strip of land that goes all
through Indiana that apparently they bought when C&O went under in 1987
and has literally never been used. It's just an abandoned strip of
nothing that farmers plant crops on and that people can't go near.?

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

Contact Vote: do what you think best.
Yeah, could be better - easily could be worse.
Don't think I want to count on favorable PEB recommendations
should things come to that.  
Remember 1991?   Want to see work rule changes back on the table?    
Many people are extremely upset & worried about health-care costs. 
Don't know about the MofW insurance experts - MofW is the same outfit
that tried for full rail retirement at less than age 60 - that didn't
get very far.

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

What good is to vote on a contract that the company won't abide by
anyway they violet contracts work rules and years of service mean
nothing anymore and what good is health care when you lose your job
over the HH is running the company ????

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 18 November 2017

Beware.... it may be a shit deal, but you will not get a better deal.if
you don't like the health care part go buy some government health
insurance. I looked into it and for us to pay $220 A month is a deal.
Compare what you can get on the open market and compare where we will
have if it passes.just go to Obama care page and you can see for
yourself. We actually don't have bad insurance compare to what other
people pay. Now you can all call me a asshole or I do t know what I'm
talking about... I know it's coming. Just stating my opinion.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 18 November 2017

I retired early took a hit on pention. But before I did I paid off what
I could. Was scared to get fired By Hh for nothing like he did to many
others. Had enough is a smart man and on the right track. Your crazy 
if you go into more det while Hh is in control.

Name: had enough
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 17 November 2017

GET SMART!

The writing is on the wall and every seasoned railroader knows that if
the Union wants the proposal passed it will be. A no vote is a yes
vote. When was the last time anyone was able to force a recount or has
even challenged the unions.  No one sticks together or even wants to
try. There was a post on here from someone who said they quit paying
their dues in april. Let him explain how he has done it and see how
long he has a job after the company finds out and they fire him.  My
family has made a big decision. we will ride this contract out. In the
meantime we are cutting corners on everything. No more wasted money
spent. No big purchases. No more designer clothes for the kids. No more
eating out. Cheap bread and peanut butter for everyone. Every dime we
can stick in the bank we are doing and waiting to see what happens
later on down the road. If you guys are wise you will do the same
thing. This isn't a joke anymore. This clown is going to be here
awhile unless his lungs finally give out. Better get your heads out of
the sand and start thinking about your families future!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 17 November 2017

What's going on in Jax? MGMT seems more on edge than usual.

Name: Y
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 17 November 2017

Richard hurtz, how did you get out of the union?

Name: Richard Hurtz
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 17 November 2017

Got my new contract voting documents in the mail yesterday.  Only
problem is, I haven't been a union member since April.  Saw the
writing on the wall with old Hunter & got out before I was shown out. 
The union dickheads must not realize I haven't been paying dues since
April & sent me a ballot.  How do you boys want me to vote?  Inclined
to vote "no" just to be a dick, but figured I would ask first.  Let
me know.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 17 November 2017

I Hope No Management Gets a Bonus why they deserve it they all plaid
there role in this mess and Blindly follow there orders and one day
they will get there gift from HH and see how it fells

Name: Mr.Ed
E-mail: MrEd@oxygen1.com
Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 17 November 2017

Getting ready to spread a little Christmas cheer down here in Jax.  Were
canceling all contract employees'  bonuses.  Due to the loss of
business which has nothing to do with our current leadership or lack
there of.   We will all be working Thanksgiving, Christmas and New
Years.   All vacation  and personal leave days  will paid in lieu of. 



For all T&E employees we will be taking up donations to purchase the
Old Man a gift.   See your current supervisor for details.

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

What are you hearing in Jax?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 1-10 years
Posted: 17 November 2017

Jax here. The sh%# is hitting the fan here. Major changes soon.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 17 November 2017

What is going on....  People are freaking out here in Jacksonville! Will
keep you posted!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 17 November 2017

Management will receive a bonus this year.  In Q2, HH was talking up a
200% bonus to Ops management however after service issues of Q3, the
150% number is where it is at now.  Q4 #'s will finalize it.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 17 November 2017

Hh is giving no bonuses to nobody,but top five people. You are all to
feel no one worked hard enough to deserve a bonus. Iíve did four years
with this prick I can tell you why would he be any different at CSX.
Than cn or cp. and cn cp he got the shares way up and no one got shit.

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

Xmas,

   It's not Xmas, its Christmas. Don't forget the reason for the
season.  Other than that, good post.  Look for a bunch of managers to
resign after Jan 1.  Gotta work till then to get their Productivity
bonus.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 16 November 2017

Willard Mechanical Force Took Heavy Cuts Monday (Car Department and
Locomotive) the sooner they figure out that HH is going to destroy CSX
if he continues but as long as greed rules the day it will continue
(Years of service crafts contracts Mean Nothing anymore)
I hope these Managers who carry out these policy's get there's
because one day it will be there turn!

Name: Reality Check
E-mail: 
Employed as: M of W, for 10-20 years
Posted: 16 November 2017

Everyone should send a plain Christmas Card to HH that says, "Missing
you this holiday season, I'll be seeing you soon! Love, Lucifer

Name: Xmas 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 16 November 2017

When Hh was ceo at CN and Cp he posted a letter to every one that
medical slips from a Doctor,would not be accepted over the Xmas
holidays.

Name: I AM!!!!
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 16 November 2017

EVERYONE!!!!

It is less than 6 weeks to Christmas. If the rumors are true and HH is
planning on not letting any jobs lay in on Christmas then it truly has
become a place from hell to work for! It is bad enough that they lay
jobs in on Christmas and refuse to allow anyone who has days on the
books to use them to cover that day when they couldn't get them by
bidding but now they want everyone to be on call like mules just like
any other day of the year.  If he does this then you all know that he
is no better than the devil himself. Mark off for church. Mark off for
your religious rights. Mark off sick. Mark off how ever you chose. Send
the message that your families come first on this holiday no matter how
evil he his and you will not let him come in between you and your
family on this holy day.  I have already bought my plane tickets and
will spend this sacred holiday with my family. I don't care how many
points they punish me with. I refuse to let the evil take my time away
from me and my family to Celebrate Christmas. I hope everyone does the
right thing and stands up for their rights as I will. Discipline me.
Give me your points. Threaten me with your nasty availability letter. 
I wont be the one burning in hell in the end!

Name: go shippers
E-mail: 
Employed as: M of W, for 10-20 years
Posted: 16 November 2017

CSX shippers call for new meeting with Federal regulators

http://trn.trains.com/news/news-wire/2017/11/15-csx-shippers-still-problems

Name: X mas 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 16 November 2017

FYI Hh will play Santa clause for CSX,And executives will be the elfís. 
And all staff will most likely have to work threw xmas holidays.

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

Hearing the closure of IM terminals has begun and Evansville will be no
more after 30 days.  Look for more closures as HH and his lieutenants
double down. 

NS's out of the park Q3 results has put pressure on HH.  Analysts have
begun to figure out that Precision Railroading is really asset and
service reduction.  NS is growing revenue and carloads while also
improving the OR.  CSX merchandise carloads are flat or declining, and
not keeping pace with NS or other class one's.  This has caught the
eye of the analysts and investment community, however many still remain
HH's Kool Aid drinkers.  

Look for HH to double down on cutting assets (people, expenses &
service) as arrogance is blind to the reality.  HH's approach does not
work in short haul markets which have an abundance of modal competition
and source choices by customers.  

Stay safe! 

Sell, Sell, Sell!

Name: Sugar bear
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 16 November 2017

To the guy asking about engineer bonus, I heard they were thinking of
being fair from now on and gonna give engineers half bonus and
conductors half bonus

Name: Frank
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 20-30 years
Posted: 16 November 2017

Heard they maybe closing the Willard yard soon. Anyone else hear this

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 16 November 2017

https://seekingalpha.com/amp/article/4108868-csx-rail-tycoon-gone-bad

Name: Hanging in
E-mail: 
Employed as: Engine repair, for 20-30 years
Posted: 16 November 2017

T&E

HH has cut everything so bad we cant even do minor repairs for anything
anymore. The budget is so tight we are running out of supplies for the
crews and are being threatened constantly if we cant get bad motors up
and running with a band aid out to the next location. We are getting
service trucks in late as well.  Its only going to get worse, so please
try to understand that our hands are tied just as bad as yours. We have
3 more guys leaving in the next two weeks. Already put in their
notices. Most are going to Amtrak or looking at short line work. No one
wants to come back to replace the guys leaving either. 
Its the engineers who have control over all of this. Shop engines. Call
the fra and complain. A lot of engineers are taking stuff we know darn
well should be shopped but we cant do it. We are threatened just as
much as everyone else to get the junk rolling on the rails no matter
what. Guys just want to leave instead of blowing the whistle and maybe
getting blackballed by csx.  Don't know what else to tell you.  You
want things to change its going have to be up to the crews.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 16 November 2017

I would not count on anything Fromm Hh as long as he is in charge. If he
want you to pay for your own boots. Think about it,in his eyes you
should feel lucky to have a job. You will not see an extra dollar from
this guy.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 15 November 2017

Does anybody think the engineers will get any bonus this year?

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

Dumped all my CSX stock at $53.28, glad I did.  I think Wall Street and
the investors are figuring out what is really going on.  All ya gotta
do is look at the weekly carloads last year compared to when Harrison
took over. NS is very happy. Unfortunately the Board Of Directors are
in too deep with Harrison to get rid of him.

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

If all employees sold their stock it would only amount to 2% of the
total shares...quit thinking it would be some huge impact.

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

I can remember when the brass was in town,they made the rounds to shake
your hand and tell you how you where appreciated and to keep up the
good work. You where proud to go to work. Under Hh your a waist of
skin. The only thing he knows is to be a bully to all under his watch.
You will never see him mingle with employees. He is scared one might go
off. It is a crime how one man can destroy a company, but gets awards.

Name: F*!k you pines
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 15 November 2017

Hey dumbass. Look before crossing tracks. That's your responsibility.
Do you fly through intersections without looking? Do you sit on the
toilet before you look to see if the lid is up? It's 9 billion percent
your fucking fault if you get hit by a train. Gates are a courtesy for
stupid people and assholes. Do you think we speed up for cars? Do you
think we sneak around corners? Stop crying about this dumb shit. It
makes you look even dumber than what we already know you are. If you
are walking on the tracks and get hit, that's even dumber. Who can't
see or feel a train coming???

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

Selling my stocks when I get back home. There is no preventive
maintenance on engines,cars, track, or anything else out here. Forged
airslips, incorrect paperwork, improperly built trains. Something very
bad is going to happen soon and stocks will be completely worthless.
The employees see this and everyone I talk to have either sold or are
selling their shares. Let the hedge fund have this worthless stock.

Name: Little league thief
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 15 November 2017

Why do you think little league thief and Hh get along so well?They both
came from same mould!!! There is honour amongst thieves!!

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

Chuck deaton is a slime ball, what kind of real man steals money from a
little league team? What a worthless turd! You are a disgrace to
humanity. If you would steal from kids I'm sure you would steal from
csx or worse your own co workers. You don't deserve to even have your
job you disgusting puke!

Name: Railroad guy
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 15 November 2017

SELL SELL SELL!!!!!!!

Name: Conductor NE
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 15 November 2017

I'm selling mine right now. I'm not going to let this thief Hunter
destroy my retirement nest egg!

Name: Train and Engine  Employee
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 15 November 2017

ATTENTION ALL INVESTORS!
 
Us employees are watching this place unravel at an alarming rate. Many
of us had hoped that Hunter Harrison was going to reveal some real
changes that would really turn this company around. But NO, it isn't
happening! 

He's a HOAX, a CON MAN. a BULLSHIT artist of epic proportions! 

Those of us who have worked here for many decades have seen many
management styles. Some better than others. This guy has nothing! He is
making changes around here that are just devastating our customers,
Slowing down the operation. Chasing away customers. Then he lies about
it to Wall St. and comes up with fake stats. that show things
improving, when they are most definitely NOT!

 This part of the railroad where I work has managed to stay fluid up
until recently, mostly because he hasn't made any big changes, up till
now. Now he has modified things drastically and everything is coming
unglued! WE ARE CHASING AWAY ALL OUR BEST CUSTOMERS! He has his goons
threatening the workforce to the point that everyone feels that they
are going to all be fired tomorrow. Now the men are just blindly
following orders given, by men who haven't a clue about the operation,
and who are one making bad decision after another. We aren't even
questioning it anymore! If you question anything you are severely
punished. 

 The board of directors are all in Hunters pocket and will not go
against him. He is scuttling this ship, and it is going down. Most of
us employees are stockholders as well.

AND WE ARE UNLOADING ALL OUR STOCK!

YOU SHOULD TOO!

Name: Stock Reaper
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 15 November 2017

Stocks are just beginning to tumble. There will be a organized mass
stock sell off by several large investors as well as some company
employees if Hunter is not removed soon. The board knows it's coming
but won't do anything. Any small shareholders should sell before it
drops any farther than it is now. Hunter and his ego absolutely
destroyed a successful company and ruined the lives of thousands of
people.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 15 November 2017

Nice looking graph of CSX stock price Hh,what is a ceo to do?What can he
sell how many more cuts. Maybe Hh can try and lose more customers.
Stayed tuned for as the wheels,rust to the tracks!!!!!

Name: Ol noname
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 14 November 2017

Furloughs started in new castle. Eliminated north Baltimore pool and
threw everyone in F1 pool

Name: Dong Bageley
E-mail: Huntersstableboy@csx.com
Employed as: M of W, for 10-20 years
Posted: 14 November 2017

Look at the Louisville Division Roadmaster Chuck Deaton who was caught
stealing from a little league organization. Doesn't the railroad have
rules for this?
http://www.wdrb.com/story/36294056/ex-reserve-police-officer-charged-with-stealing-from-charlestown-little-league

Name: Union
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 14 November 2017

FYI I retired from the railway.I was fired from the railroad and held
out for 3.5 years, the UNION Leaders went to bat for me and got my job
back. The union dues I paid was money well spent .I hope none of you
find yourself in the position I was in. And if you do there is still
hope.Im still great full to this day to the union members that fought
for me.

Name: UP Union Criminals
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for N/A
Posted: 14 November 2017

All the union criminals on the UPBLETWL.org have  finally left the
building. Those crooks were throwing away $Milions in claims just for a
paid (non-existent) weekend safety meeting!

Name: conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 14 November 2017

SAME OLD  CRAP


As usual this inept company has the train line ups a mess! Got trains
on the schedule from the 10th and trains that were already delivered
days ago. Never changes. No wonder this company is the lowest rated
class 1 railroad on the system. Who ever posted advice not to buy UP
stock is an idiot. They fluctuate like any other large business but
they have held their numbers at a hell of a lot better rate and average
over the last five years than CSX.  On top of that how can anyone risk
putting their future in a company that has shown for the past 10 years
they cant even keep their computer programs up and running correctly or
their information in their systems up to date and correct. Ask any old
head that was here when it was conrail what happened after CSX took
over. Its been a shamble and a joke since day one. The supervisors
don't even know half the time what they are supposed to do from day to
day. They have been voicing their hatred for the company for years but
stay like the rest of us because we have bills to pay and are stupid
enough to believe there might be a light at the end of the tunnel some
day.  We are all just kidding ourselves. CSX has a proven tract record
of incompetence and there is no way they are ever going to change. Now,
its boiling down to blaming everything that happens on the crews. Its
only going to get worse now that all the supervisors are running scared
for their jobs. Shit is rolling down hill fast. All crews better start
documenting every thing they do from the minute they hit the property
to the minute they mark off. Talk to a supervisor for a job briefing
the minute you hit your terminal. Make sure you job brief with a
yardmaster if you cant find a TM.
Now they are starting to come up with rules that don't exist and are
not in writing to cover their own asses when they cant explain why the
trains arent getting out of the yards on time or they aren't getting
built on time. New rumor started by management at Avon is that you have
to job brief with the yardmaster on duty at least 3 times if you are
waiting on your power to be serviced or your train to be built. NO
WHERE IN THE OPERATING RULES BOOK DOES IT SAY THAT IT IS YOUR
RESPONSIBILTY TO BABY SIT THE YARDMASTER OR THE SUPERVISOR TO MAKE SURE
THEY DONT FORGET ABOUT YOU AND THEY ARE DOING THEIR JOBS. It merely
states you have to job brief with them and let them know what you need.
It states its the YM's responsibility to get the crews the proper
paperwork or consult a supervisor. Threats are being made. If you
don't do it you will be charged with delaying your train. They are
getting desperate. The crews have said they have had enough. We are
sick of calling Jacksonville to get work orders because management cant
do their jobs. We are sick of calling the engine house checking on the
status of our power because the YM and TMs don't keep up on what's
going on. we are sick of having to call the dispatchers and remind them
to order us a ride home when we are flipping because they forget so
much. We are sick of trying to justify why it takes 12 hours to get job
done because the heat is on the supervisor and its managements fault
that caused the whole damn problem in the first place! First thing they
want to do is down load the engines to see if they can find something to
pin on the crews. They have even gotten so low now that when an incident
does happen they are down loading the tapes from the beginning of the
trip instead of the time of the occurrence. Used to be they weren't
allowed to head hunt the crew. Guess that has changed now. They will do
back through your entire trip and find anything they can to bust you on.

The shit is here and its just going to get worse, so the crews better
wake up and start covering their asses the entire time they are on
duty. Its all men for themselves now!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 20-30 years
Posted: 14 November 2017

Willard car department mechanic carmen took a big hit was 54 guys now
down to 24 lucky to still holding but with over 20 years who would
think you'd need to worry. Was toldcould be more but right now that
was all. What a mess

Name: UNION
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years
Posted: 14 November 2017

UNION PUSHBACK!!!!!

As of now it has been reported that at least 6 BLET union LC have been
pulled out of service for violation of the new Cell phone policy. It
has been stated that Union reps are not exempt and will not be allowed
to use their phones for texting or for forwarding emails while they are
on duty even if they are in a crew room and waiting for paperwork or
their trains to arrive. What this all boils down to is all LC will have
to do union business on their own time at home or when they are marked
off and at their AFHT. Expect to see more LC marked off for Union
business and rightfully so. The company's stance is that their
communications are not company business.

Name: Greed
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 13 November 2017

Hh will trim CSX right to the bone. When he is short employees and
equipment. He will flip out on managers for,CSX not running like before
the cuts. Then he will start firing more people out of frustration. Then
once he realizes he needs people and equipment he will be forced to call
back people,and put equipment back in service. In his mind every
employee should do the work of two or three people. Thatís where the
panic comes in and managers start performing union work. And now that
CSX stock is bearish,going down this last week it will make him blow a
head gasket. He will start coming unglued and fire more people,just
because he can. Watch your back folks. Hh plan is not working and
everyone can see that. Hh ego is really,getting a reality check!!!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 13 November 2017

For all the hard work and sacrifice we gave CSX they show there loyalty
to there employees and lay them off before the holidays soo HH can have
a Merry Christmas hope all that money gives him comfort where he going
(There no AC where your Going Hunter)

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 13 November 2017

Foote in the building, expect changes and announcements soon.  
MI lines and St Louis line for sale?  
All is not well with the investors
HH to take more aggressive actions

Name: uh
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 13 November 2017

I heard csx is shutting down Evansville tomorrow.  Is it true?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 13 November 2017

Hard to believe I have 23 years in tomorrow with  blood, sweat, and
tears  With CSX! What a total shit hole I work in now! I haven't ever
feared not working on the RR! But it has come to that point! Very sad
and sickening

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 13 November 2017

Willard Mechanical Forces took a Hit Today Locomotive and Car Department
where hit with Lay Offs The Greed Machine Marches On

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

"CSX is a hodgepodge of dozens of railroads consolidated over a
three-decade span......."

FWIW:  More likely a 5+ decade span.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 13 November 2017

The Day Hunter Finally Goes to his Just Reward Will be a great Day for
All CSX (PS Hunter There is no ICE Water Where your going)

Name: Bill Hannah
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 13 November 2017

CSX is a good buy...Harrison cleaned house and chose a successor he
groomed from the CP. Stock investing, especially railroads is 
long term. On the other hand, Union Pacific is the stock to sell. 
   
     UP'S debt is over $15 BILLION, that is due large sums starting in
2021, UP is also exposed to massive employment lawsuits, and the ACLU is
looking into its drug hauling activities from Mexico that was swept
under the rug by the Department of Justice.

Name: Corp.
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years
Posted: 13 November 2017

All employees

Employee gateway is down for upgrades and revamping. Some tools are
still available but no one is sure how long it will take to get things
up and running again.  This is becoming a regular event.

Name: conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 13 November 2017

EVERYBODY

Ex Lc is right!  I saw this stuff happening. That corporate  post is a
warning. I couldn't check the jobs I could hold on vacancies
yesterday. The information was missing. They got everything in a mess.
They are messing with everyone's seniority. They still have pay
tickets messed up too. Keep saying its a computer program error but
that's bull! They say this every time they are in the middle of
pulling something. How could a company as large as CSX have such a
screwed up computer program as they have! They have been using this
line for years. You all better start looking at your stuff and blowing
your LC's phone up.

Name: X owner
E-mail: 
Employed as: M of W, for 10-20 years
Posted: 13 November 2017

2 Top Railroad Stocks to Consider Buying Now -- and 1 to Avoid



Beware of the turnaround sequel
Shares of CSX jumped more than 20% last January, after word leaked that
activist fund Mantle Ridge would attempt to replicate the turnaround
Bill Ackman's Pershing Square Capital Management spearheaded at
Canadian Pacific. CSX's stock eventually hit an all-time high as part
of the excitement. 

Part of the CSX playbook was recruiting 72-year-old Hunter Harrison,
the architect of the CP turnaround, to run the U.S. railroad. Harrison
was named CEO of CSX in March.

CSX freight train in Washington, D.C. Image source: National
Transportation Safety Board, via Flickr.

It's still early in the process, but so far the big winners were the
existing CSX investors who took their gains as soon as the activists
got involved. So far Harrison's playbook of slashing costs and
streamlining operations has at least initially led to service delays
and added rail congestion.

The STB, the industry's regulator, in September held a public session
to hear complaints from shippers about CSX service disruptions.

CSX tends to run shorter routes through more congested, urban areas
compared to its Western and Canadian Peers, making streamlining a more
complicated proposition. The company, thanks to the stock run-up, is
also by some measures the most expensive in the sector. Add in that
Harrison has had health issues and the faith that the turnaround will
be completed and the valuation will be justified must be brought into
question.

CSX, a hodgepodge of dozens of railroads consolidated over a
three-decade span, culminating with the disastrous 1999 takeover of
Conrail, certainly has considerable costs to trim and efficiencies to
be extracted. But previous efforts to do so have ended up as quagmires.
There's no compelling reason to be confident this time will be any
different.

SELL SELL SELL

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 13 November 2017

Stand up and fight like your job depends on it. Because it does. No one
is exempt on the roster. From the very top to the very bottom. The
hourly rate is smoke and mirrors. It is just another way of taking
advantage of you. After all, you really think EHH wants to pay you
more? Itís lies.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years
Posted: 13 November 2017

Re: Sl zbinden

Can you elaborate a little more?

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Name: Sl zbinden
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 12 November 2017

Just heard conrail put a bid in for all of Michigan ..with CSX keeping 
trackage rights to new Boston..bidding has begun on the St Louis line
from the up..it will all be over soon..CSX is like road pizza getting
picked at by the turkey buzzards..until next time take care yours truly
sl zbinden

Name: Hunter
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 12 November 2017

Those damn service problems,train derailments,injuries,stb hearings!
Well it looks as if a merger is the only way to fix this mess I created
congressman,so I'll need your help to cut though the red tape to make
it happen!

Name: Use Media
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 12 November 2017

A lot of things I post on here where down loaded from google. Our unions
in Canada got the message out about Hh and gang..Hh was in the news
papers or on TV constantly,and every time there was a derailment he was
attacked about his cuts and safety. Iím sure there are lots of reporters
across the USA,that would like to here your stories. With all the cuts
and laxed safety rules. It is just a matter of time that CSX has a
major derailment.  His cuts to track maintance,and bad orders running
on trains just to save money will also catch up to CSX. The squeaky
wheel gets the grease!!!!

Name: Corporate
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 1-10 years
Posted: 12 November 2017

T&E

Have you noticed how messed up the computer programs have been in the
last two weeks? Pay information missing, crew assignments messed up,
and for the last three days conductors and engineers are not being
properly placed in their positions on the boards after they mark off.
There have been phones ringing off the wall at crew management and at
the Chessie help desk. Crews are encountering constant problems with
inputting information as to the mile post the tie up their trains or
off duty points. Why do you think this is happening. Think about it.
The programs are being revamped to eventually put everyone on a large
extra board and have them working from point "A" to point "B". All
jobs will work within a given area. Everyone will report their jobs at
a the same location each time they go to work. Mile post and locations
are being changed. The changes are coming and you better be prepared.

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

M&W

Your boys there better hold onto their hats. HH will order that the
qualified conductors no matter how much seniority they have be forced
onto the jobs until they get others qualified. He will put money in the
Union pockets long enough to keep their mouths shut so he can get it
done. He will claim it is an emergency and it must be done in order to
keep US commerce freight moving. They are already pulling this shit on
the Great lakes division and getting away with it. They have forced
several engineers off their chosen jobs that they rightfully got
awarded on their bid cards on to jobs that no one else was qualified to
fill. The youngest set back engineers should have been set up and forced
to qualify on those jobs with the senior men they made fill the jobs but
they wouldn't do it.  When HH makes everything one great big extra
board it wont matter anyway. You will go where ever they want you to go
and you will have no seniority anymore. Its coming. Its already happened
on other divisions. The Unions aren't doing a damn thing to stop it!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: M of W, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 12 November 2017

Ha...ha .....ha....,dumb fuck hunter harrison and his minions turned all
of buffalos frontier yard yard jobs today into RCO'S. all at one time.
The problem is no one is qualified on the RCOs!! The few that are
qualified work the road or niagara falls and don't want those shifty
lead jobs with weekdays off. instead of putting one RCO job at the time
he did them all on the same day. Hunters way" bull in the china shop"
approach . im sure some junior employees will eventually fill the
vacancies.  Let me talk to you hunter one on one...... you want people
to go on those jobs give them better days off stupid!!!  Ya I want to
work days get shit on and have Monday and Tuesday off! Hey
hunter...look at all the OT that is piling up in buffalo again,
trainmasters fucking your budget up!

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

http://calgaryherald.com/business/local-business/hunter-harrisons-replacement-looks-to-repair-bruises-reconnect-with-cp-rail-employees/amp

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

http://www.cbc.ca/beta/news/canada

Name: GoFUCKyourselfHUNTER
E-mail: IBETULIKE2KNOWFUCKHUNTER.COM
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 11 November 2017

PIGS GET WHAT PIGS DESERVE!!! WE NEED TO FINISH THIS OFF NOW!!!!! LET'S
GET THIS JOB DONE AND ...... ASK FOR FORGIVENESS LATER!!!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 1-10 years
Posted: 11 November 2017

https://www.usef.org/compete/competitions
This is a link of horse events that should be picketed if possible. At
least to let HHís friends know who he really is.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 11 November 2017

Anyone thought of organizing and picketing HHís home and horse ranches?
I am pretty sure you can picket those rich horse events also. Donít
know if it will do any good other than at least get the point across.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for N/A
Posted: 10 November 2017

Ive see the harm this person has done to my family members...It'no big
secret where the person lives, not hard to find this persons location
if you look on the internet.

Name: hogger
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 10 November 2017

WERE IS THE FRA??????


The HH regime doesn't give a rats ass about safety of any crew member.
All he cares about is padding the stock holders pockets with money and
is own damn over seas accounts.  The FRA has an fatigue department and
have done studies for years on the stress the railroad creates on the
crews. It took rear end collisions and derailments of dangerous
hazardous materials and evacuations of towns before they finally got
the good sense to give the crews more hours of rest. At one time they
stepped in and put a stop to CSX making every new engineer fresh out of
school qualify on every inch of rail that was in their division. There
was just too damn much and NO ONE was getting properly qualified.
People took the best notes they could and prayed they were paired up
with someone who knew what they were doing. Then out of the blue the
FRA allowed it to start happening again. Some terminals have as much as
800 miles of rail to learn along with local and road switching jobs and
yard jobs as well. All one big board does is reduce the need for
manpower but puts double the stress on the crews that are left. One big
board is a sentence to hell and HH knows it. One day your on the road
and gone for 2 days, get home work a yard job, next day a local, then
the road east, then the road west and on and on.  Its the worst quality
of life ever. No one can plan a damn thing because they never know where
the hell they are going to be day by day.  I cant understand for the
life of me why in the hell our unions aren't standing up and saying
enough is enough. This isn't a slave plantation out here. We don't
use workers like mule horses and then harass and intimidate the hell
out of them. Its like they want us to crack. THey want us to buckle
under the pressure. No one but a railroad family understand what we
have to deal with. The public is clueless. I don't know about you but
I think its about time we started looking at other options on who is
representing us at the table. Our seniority is getting slowly ripped
out from under us too. What the hell is happening.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 10 November 2017

The Harrison regime wanting to remove weekend off days?  No one should
be surprised.  

Don't think the unions are selling out but it sure seems like they are
being bullied.  

Not uncommon for a terminal to have combined extra lists.  The main
hassle with that is staying abreast of all & any changes & updates to
all the jobs\territories that en extra board employee can be called to
work\operate on -- being & staying truly qualified everywhere. 

Worked in a terminal for many yrs. that had a combined road pool. Was
like that until the Conrail split-up takeover. Could be east one trip,
west the next, north or south the next & also included operating on
foreign RRs & in their yards.  Was a bitch = very, too darn stressful. 


Some can get by with that - many cannot.  Sorry CSX but the combining
of pools is just not nearly as safe as having separate pools with
people that work 'em used to & knowing their assignments & what's all
expected of them.  Why create problems?

Name: Cond
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 10 November 2017

Cond


Havent heard that but have heard the have already combined the road
pools on some divisions. Lost all their seniority. Only thing it is
good for now is bidding on vacations. Years of the Union making sure
your years of hard work and dedication to wait and earn seniority to
hold a good job have gone down the drain.  The unions are selling us
all out.  As for combining road extra boards  they better start getting
a plan together to assign training crews because I myself am not
qualified to run both direction on our division. Never have been and
never planned on it.  I got enough  years I would never have to  and I
will be god damned if I have to go out and learn a whole new territory
if they force everyone to be one big extra board. Don't need this
crap.  HH will win.  I will resign!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 09 November 2017

If president Trump kills the nafta deal with Canada. It could put the
brakes on shipments from Canada to USA and vice versa.And will affect
railroads of both countries.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 09 November 2017

Just heard HH isn't happy at all that the stocks are not moving "The
way they should ". So not only will there be, more lay offs but, huge
sell offs in the northern region. Away from HQ in Jacksonville Florida.
December and January are the big month before the board meetings and the
 bonuses that are to come out around March.

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

http://business.financialpost.com/transportation/the-other-side-of-hunter-harrisons-cp-legacy-white-collar-workers-driving-trains/amp

Name: cindy
E-mail: train@yahoo.com
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 09 November 2017

the next big change on the northern end of csx will be csx selling off
the its entire lines in michigan down to turpike interlocking in
toledo. csx will retain trackage rights only for auto rack trains. csx
will start using the old northwest ohio intermodal yard on jan 30 as a
auto rack yard replacing walbridge, ohio.

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

Hamlet Yard closing. Lots of layoffs coming.

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

Any Avon carmen here?  Applied for the carman position in Avon the other
day and got an email saying I moved to the next step just wondering
what's goin on over there.

Name: Retired Canada RR
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 07 November 2017

Yes your LC is right put a grievance or claim as you call it. On all
management and contractors doing your unionized employees work. We also
did this,it did not stop managers doing our work!But we did get some
justice when Hh had to pay the claims for,most of the contract
violations. He was ordered to pay up by the arbitrator. He refused to
pay but had no choice.Good luck.

Name: UP Referral Service
E-mail: lrconnections@up.com
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 07 November 2017

The arc of the moral universe is long, and yet, it bends towards
revenge.

We (low ranking inside unassuming employees) assisted a majority of UP
employees in seeking monetary claims to the tune of $100 million and
counting...with system-wide leads from "key" insiders!

Name: LC
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 07 November 2017

UNION MEMBERS

Old retires who worked under HH have constantly posted how managers
were are forced to work the union brothers jobs because of shortages.
Let me assure you, this is not Canada and if HH thinks our unions are
that easily busted he is in for a surprise. Once again as it has been
posted on here before, if you witness any supervisor doing the work of
any union member REPORT IT IMMEDIATELY.  File a claim and report it to
your LC immediately. This is one of the highest violations of our Union
agreements and will not be tolerated. This claim has been paid in the
past several times and the Managers were punished accordingly. This
will not be tolerated!

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

Hh is just getting started at CSX. He will sell everything he
can,nothing is to small he will cancel bonuses for management. There
will be an overtime freeze,he will park trackmobiles anything that uses
fuel and needs maintenance. Keep laying people off,and use management to
make up for,lack of union employees. And good luck if those managers
want to go back to the craft. Hh will not release the management to go
back to the craft. By the time he is done management will be worked 12
to 16 hours a day,and they can forget about days off. And if there is a
shortage of employees at a terminal management will be sent there to
work and live out of hotel. There is so much I left out,what I
witnessed in the four years I had to work with him as ceo. When you
thought things could not get any, crazier it did. There was the new
rule of the week,the 35 years I worked at the railroad I had not seen
anything,like the performance and gong show that this ceo did. It will
not get any better till he retires.

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

When Hh was at cn cp he did the same thing,no bonuses. A manager told me
all the extra hours he put in  was not credited to his company pention.
I guess for management they should be happy,just to be able to serve
lord hunter.

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

Just heard that management, may ng receive their bonus! Witch has alot
people up in arms. Already talk of mass majority coming back into the
craft of just quitting. The way it was explained,  was CSX already has
a plan set for March. Get ready to see a complete change of faces

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

Is doubtful if other RR heads have a whole lot of faith in or respect
Harrison much, if at all.  Been making shareholders happier - at least
somewhat, so far.  Someone will inherit\take over the business, rail
shipment traffic that the csx now doesn't seem to want.  Maybe the
other rail companies are just fine with what's happening at csx. Been
posted on this particular website many times: the big shots plan things
(or are supposed to) for years - the employees & their unions usually
have to play catch-up. Only time will tell.....

Name: just a question from a redneck
E-mail: 
Employed as: CSX Contractor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 06 November 2017

will the rest of the railroads follow harrison's lead or sit back and
laugh as he destroys csx? 

when hunter harrison moves on in a couple years from old age, how long
will it take the employees of csx to recover from the mayhem he caused?
 or will csx ever recover?   

and will the harrison family name be forever associated with other
names such as bernard madoff and enron?

i personally think he's a great guy, and i wish i could buy him a
beer.

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

Everything being done to you employees,is masochism.  Done by a bunch
sadomasochistic,people in power. And praise each other for this. But
they cannot see is that without employees they have nothing and are
nothing. Karma trust me will come around .

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

Crews 

Did any body check their time tickets early this morning and discover
that every single one of them that were already reported had all the
information on them deleted. Everyone one for the last 35 days. Said
system error in upper left hand corner of screen. Legal posted that
info that was already reported and stored wasn't supposed to modified
once it was. How did the system make all the info of all our tickets
disappear??? Funny how this happened after someone posted about info
being hidden or missing from a lot of recrew tickets. Other guys looked
at theirs too and the info was gone. Something smells rotten.

Name: cond.
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 04 November 2017

Ripped.

Give the system a few more days to generate that ticket so that you can
print it. Try as much as you can. Go into work if it isn't too much
trouble and try. Call the chessie help desk. If they cant give you a
solution, HELL YES call the fra hours of service director and tell him
you think you have a ticket out there in limbo and the company may have
not reported your hours to them. If they are hiding it after it is
reported then they will find out. Keep at it. Don't let it go. You
have to report your hours of service. That is federal law and if it
isn't being done properly you need to let someone know. Don't get
beat down like the last guy who posted. They whip and beat and cheat so
much it finally wears people down and they just give up and don't put
in claims or speak up. That's what they want. That's what they are
counting on. That's the difference between being represented by a
union and not an outside contract. If they did this crap to a private
contractor they would have their asses in court for breach of contract.
We have a thousand hoops to jump and red tape. 

1-317-226-0390 is the number to the Indianapolis FRA office if you are
in Great Lakes division. If not they will give you the right number and
should give you the number of the Hours of Service agent in Washington
D.C.

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

Ah, c'mon. If you've been around a little while you should know how it
is:  The co. violates Contractual Agreements constantly. The recourse is
to submit penalty claims.  Employee history is something
at least.  The real reason for penalty claims is to make 'em ante up -
stop the practice of whatever. Hit 'em with extra expense(s). Bear in
mind that if you work at/in a terminal where many claims are put in,
multiply that by each & every terminal on the system - payroll sees a
lot.  Go ahead if you wish, waste your time with the FRA.

Name: ripped off
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 04 November 2017

ANYBODY!!!


What the hell is going on here. Its bad enough we get our valid claim
denied after being forced to do work in violation of our union
agreement which I might add was signed by CSX and agreed upon, but now
all the sudden we are having problems with getting information to prove
these claims. I have noticed that most the time it is when you recrew a
train. Every time you activate your bulletins the TMCI screen is
supposed to reflect that you were the second crew on that train. My LC
has asked me to give him a copy of this as more proof I was on that
train and lately the info has been missing. Sometimes I cant print a
ticket when I recrew a train because the computer says there isn't any
info for the date of the ticket. How the hell can there not be any info
for a ticket you just submitted. I have even waited a few days to see
if maybe it was just not going through yet. Only proof I got that I was
called for that train is in my history. That isn't shit.  That ticket
has FRA hos reporting info. Do I have to call the FRA and ask them to
get that ticket now. That's what legal posted. Maybe they should be
looking into this pattern that's happening with recrewing trains!

Name: Legal
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 03 November 2017

All Crafts

FRA law 227.221 addresses record keeping requirements and explains in
detail how these records can be stored and your right to obtain your
own personal information. Read it very carefully. A specific question
has been submitted to us several times over the last few months and it
involves the right of the employee to ask for a copy of his/her
employee records. Many want to know how to obtain a copy of a pay/time
ticket that has been removed from view because it is over 35 days old.
You have a right to receive a copy of this record. Contact your human
resource department and be governed by their instructions. If you
encounter any problems you do have a legal right to involve your FRA
inspector who handles the operating rules. For those of you who are
concerned that pay/time tickets are being altered or any information is
not being submitted as intended this law makes it very clear that each
record can not be modified in any way, or replaced, once the record had
been transmitted and stored. If you feel that this law has been violated
then you must contact your FRA representative immediately and be
governed by his/her instructions. Paper copies of electronic records
and amendments to those records ,that may be necessary to document
compliance with this part of law shall be made available for inspection
and copying/photocopying by a representative of the FRA. Remember, it is
very important that you make a copy of all information that you have
submitted whether it be a pay/time ticket, claim or correspondence with
a company representative. If you encounter problems with this then you
should immediately request the help of a company official. If you are
unable to obtain a copy of the information that you were requesting
before you leave your place of employment make sure you document the
time, place and name of the company official that assisted in your
ability to do so. If your attempt was unsuccessful and was due to
technical errors on any electronic devise such as a printer you must
get the address of such devise. This information will help the FRA
inspector that you chose to involve with his request in retrieving your
personal record.

Name: Retired last year
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 03 November 2017

When Hh came to cp he had management do the same thing. Dismantle lunch
room removed am radio coffee pots.that both employees and management
used and pay for. Management drove around with radar gun and video
camera. And they made sure you seen them. These poor bastard managers
where forced to do this and intimidate as much as they could get away
with. Pull employees out of service to the point they where short
staffed. Then management had to hit the pavement and do employees job.
With in the first year the managers where fired for one thing or
another. Then had to take the company to court to get there pention
money out of the company plan. There was such a turn over of management
you could not keep up to who was running what. Fast forward five years. 
Now that Hh is gone things are starting to return back to the way it
was.. employees getting treated a little better,because they cut so
many employees they canít fill all the jobs. And they are having hard
time hiring new people,because they have heard how bad people are where
treated at the he railroad. There are still so many positions not filled
I donít know how they keep it going. Hang in there in time all this
bullshit will slowly stop after Hh is gone.

Name: witness
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 03 November 2017

Crews


Karma is right. Its not just one supervisor doing either. They are
using radar guns. If anyone has any training in law enforcement or has
dealt with this after getting a speeding ticket, you can demand to see
when the device was last calibrated and who did it and if it was done
by a trained qualified technician. Yeah its just csx but a judge would
see in your favor. Wonder were they are getting their equipment and who
is keeping it legal. They will down load the engines and use the info
from that to use against you. that will be harder to beat but if the
engineer is doing his job and telling you when your traveling 4 mph
they cant do a thing to you. Don't get off unless the engineer tell
you when he is down to 4mph. 

Another thing you should know. The hours of service notice for
reporting that came out was mainly because the fra wants to know how
long the crews are sitting on engines after they are outlawed. If you
read near the end of the notice you will see that it addresses the
situation when they forget to call someone to get you or basically
within a reasonable time.  When this happens it is considered
co-mingled service and it is the same as being on duty for the
company.
How many times has this happened to you? Its happened to me so many
times its not even laughable anymore. You are to report this as your
time on duty when reporting your time relieved. Because of this there
have been supervisors warning crews that if you don't report to the
dispatcher when you have 3 hours left to work they are going to charge
you. This is a retaliation tactic. PLAIN AND SIMPLE FACT!!! The
dispatchers know and should know where there crews are and how much
time they have to  work. Its is their responsibility to do a job
briefing with the next dispatcher who comes on duty. If they fail to do
so or do a thorough one that is not the crews fault but they are going
to hang it on the crews if you DARE TO REPORT WAITING ON A RIDE!
Make sure you notify the dispatcher. Don't delay.

Name: Wax
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 02 November 2017

They have taken all chairs out of the crew rooms and have left one
picnic table with expanded metal tops on it here. 

If there were more than one computer they took them. 

They are moving the computers up so you have to stand to use them. 

Wrote a guy up for not charging air fast enough. Didnít have it in
notch one. 

Telling crews that work on hump that going inside if you get a red
signal is hurting production. They also do not want you to take lunch.
Told one guy if he asked again heíd be wrote up. 

Got on a crew for eating while on duty. They were waiting on paperwork
at the time.

Rice Yard and trains that leave out.

Name: Karma
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 02 November 2017

You boys and Gals watch your speed when mounting and dismounting moving
equipment. A CSX Manager on the Great Lakes Division is charging people
for mounting/dismounting more than 4 mph. Pure Chickenshit.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 02 November 2017

When Hh was at cp they did same thing at cp by pasted inspection points.
Where the train should of had inspection. After complaints to government
from crews. It finally stopped. You know you have to have proper paper
work. Regarding air tests and inspections. If they give you song and
dance that you donít. Get your union on it,take train under protest.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 02 November 2017

I posted AAR rules on this site regarding brake tests etc. FYI any thing
you are looking for regard railroad rules. You can find anything you
want on google.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 02 November 2017

So many misinformed people on here.  The conversation about rules was
spot on,  no wonder this company is failing.  Seems as though people
are trying very hard to get the media or Fra or anyone's attention but
when you have no idea what your talking about, this site and you lose
all credibility. Imagine what's thought when these allegations and
complaints are made about EHH, and the media does go to the Fra for
comment.  They aren't thinking "we" need to investigate ehh and csx,
they're thinking "we" need to go out and test these csx guys cause
apparently they don't know the operating rules. 

Quit making all of us look like idiots , be professional and have pride
in what you do. You can hate this company all you want, I do most of the
time myself, however, everything out here that happens is a reflection
of "us".

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 02 November 2017

Anyone heard that the great idea of precision railroading is an illegal
scam? The idea revolves around pushing the switching work out on the
main line and then not properly air brake testing trains while every
other class 1 has to . If there are two or more separate blocks of cars
to be set out or picked up the entire train needs to be retested.
Managers are designing this work, handing it out, overseeing it on the
mainline and claiming ignorance of properly arranging the required air
tests.? Itís a joke, a very illegal one at that. All of the other
carriers who are following federal requirements should be pissed that
this guy gets to do this and post lower operating numbers because of
illegal activity. He is also creating an unfair market place for his
competitors while they adhere to federal requirements and he does not.
The management is responsible when they design work that they also
require the proper air test be done. They are not . They are also
banking on the opposite.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 01 November 2017

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

Dear Monitor,

The Chief doesn't update train schedules. The computer does that or
Jax not closing out old profiles. Only trains ordered to be called by
the chief show in ur lineups as ordered. And they don't have
answering
machines to leave a message. Lol.


- 
  
JAX being net ops, NOT crew management.  Callers can go in and
"delete" anything from the line up but if its still a profiled train
the system will regenerate it automatically; no matter how many times
its deleted.  The train must be annulled for it to drop from the line
up I believe.  Crew cannot annul any trains, only call with the
authorizations given on a train. Some- not all callers should be able
to explain this.  Many new callers with minimal training working at
Crew now, so answers may vary depending on your caller

Name: Hh buys land
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 01 November 2017

https://www.bizjournals.com/southflorida/industry-news/residential-real-estate/

Name: Checked
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 01 November 2017

Other 

I called a crew called after reading the post on here and was told that
it is the chief dispatchers who take care of that information. So if a
train is called it should automatically disappear. I've watched them
disappear from the screen 10 minutes before they were scheduled to be
called then reappear as ordered. Then the crew gets called. If trains
aren't going to get called then they can be removed. They do it before
they call them. Don't know who to believe but who ever is responsible
needs to get it straight or find someone who can.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years
Posted: 01 November 2017

The yards and each division office is responsible for this.
If the yard only has say 30 cars and knows they can combine it with the
next day's trains, they call the chief,dto or go straight to network
ops and notifies them to annull it.

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

Its not the Chief that updates crews lineups! They are updated by the
computer automatically. Only Jax can annul old profiles. Only thing the
chief has in it is when they actually order a train to be called. Then
it will show ordered in the lineup

Name: EXLC
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 01 November 2017

Limbo. 

Take a snap shot of that stuff when you see it. Send it to your LC and
to the FRA fatigue specilaist and hours of service FRA. Let them see
this stuff. Do it every time. They want to hold you accountable for
accurate records and on board times then why should they be allowed to
keep the train line up schedules an obvious mess and leave everyone's
lives in limbo.  One train is already called and out running with the
freight for that 513 then there shouldn't be another one called until
the next day. They sure shouldn't be running the one from yesterday.
If they throw in an extra today and someone gets caught off guard and
is miscalled you got proof showing what a mess they have made of that
trains schedule.

Name: IN LIMBO!!!
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 01 November 2017

Hey G.L. Chief dispatcher


You got a Q51331 on the line up still for 0400 for the 31st. You got a
Q51301 on the line up for 0400 on the 1st. You got a crew called on
duty working right now on a Q51301 called at 0700. So what is the deal?
Did you combine all the freight on one massive train or you going to run
a second one. Is the 01 job moving the freight from the 31st or is it
from todays train. How in the hell are we supposed to know what your
are planning if you got these extra trains still on the line up and got
one out actually running today with the same exact date as one still on
the line up.  What is up with this? Why cant you keep this stuff
updated. If there is a good reason for us then enlighten us? We don't
know what's happening with our pools when you do this stuff.  Now we
all have to sit around waiting to see what you really have planned for
us. You screw the hell out of our time at home not knowing whats really
going on.  Cant you get it together?

Just another day of the same old junk that leaves the crews not knowing
what they can do with their time at home or how far they can go to eat
if they are at the hotel.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 01 November 2017

When CSX spent all that money on projects. It created jobs for the
community with the hopes of growing CSX Ďs future. Now Hh will sell
anything he can for scrap etc. And put the money in the pot. Hh will
pick CSX to the bone before heís done. Two numbers that matter
operating ratio and share value. Employees are casualties of the Hh
plan. Most companies brag about creating jobs. Not this guy,he brags
about cutting jobs. Which affects communities in all aspects. Sad but
this is the new reality.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 31 October 2017

How much money did csx waste building north baltimore..... $175
million,...hunters 300 million dollars to run the railroad (that
includes hunters cp buyout..... $84 million) plus let's say another 25
million (conservertly) to hire all of his ex cn Minions plus buy outs
for ex csx managers and bosses (Michael ward). 500 million dollars.....
a half of trillion??? Congratulations to the csx board of directors,
your greed got you hunter harrison  (after 9 months he shaved off 9
tenths of 1 point off the operating ratio..... buy the way Jim squires
of the NS got there operating ratio lower then csx's already) and your
in the whole only 500 million dollars!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 31 October 2017

All buffalos frontier yard switching jobs (used to be 6 now down to 4)
are going to RCO's. I thought hunter hated RCO jobs? Gonna be fun
handling 30/35 cars at a time off 7 lead, only way you can set up a rco
zone without tying up the north yard up at bailey Avenue coming off the
Pullman. Gotta love the dumb fucks left down in Jacksonville fucking up
buffalo,one of the few yards that didn't meltdown during hunters
implementation of his precision railroading.

Name: Sl zbinden
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 31 October 2017

Good thing the boys in North Baltimore worked through their lunch breaks
for the last 2 months ...1 man a shift now soon to be none .  Words to
the wise.. whenever a manager challenges you to do better ... whenever
they say you better pick it up or they're going to close the place
...find a new terminal to work out of  or better yet find another job..
because the terminal you call home is on life support with the plug soon
to be pulled..til next time take care ... sincerely SL Zbinden

Name: Amused
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years
Posted: 31 October 2017

Cindy

It is pretty obvious that you are not the true blue "Cindy". Too much
slang and sloppy format, but if what you have been posting is true you
can bet your bottom dollar you have the CSX public relations department
and the legal departments attention! Be very careful. It wont take them
too long to figure out who was privy to this information and who too
watch like a hawk! Get your ducks in a row.

Name: Wax
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 31 October 2017

No way this is really Cindy on here.

Name: Cindy
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 31 October 2017

The cranes are being sold overseas to an Eastern European railroad
concern in Romania/Bulgaria.  We only got 0.20 cents on the dollar, but
with EHHs accounting, that is 2.1 million dollars for the shareholders,
positive cash flow.  His view is not what did it cost to buy(that money
is long gone), but what will it cost to operate, vs. tear out and sell,
to provide the greatest return to the shareholders.

Going to dinner tonight with my old boy toy Mike Smith and stud Bobby
Frulla tonight on my private rail car, if the shareholders only knew
CSX paid $100k to refurbish that sucker at the Wayx coach shop, at
least Jack Vierling told me he expensed the bills on his pro card and
thru divsionís safe returns money, as employee safety promotion
expenses...lol.

Name: To scott
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 30 October 2017

http://blet622.com/uploads/3/4/5/2/34527325/medical_standards_on_the_railroad_1-1-13.pdf

Name: To scott
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 30 October 2017

https://www.fra.dot.gov/Elib/Document/1600

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 30 October 2017

Scott I think you have to give your employer return to work form from
your doctor. And it goes to the company doctor chief medical officer.
And they should have a work Harding return to work plan. Keep it
confidential,because you are in a safety sensitive job,you might have
to jump threw some whoops. But with your union rep. It should be just
routine.

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

Eng.60 
It used to be an usdot rule that you had to have 30% working heart
capacity if you had a heart attack. Had an engineer move to dispatching
because he only had 28% Heart working after his heart attack. Get proof
from your doctor that your heart is fine with the equipment. Go from
there. Only advise I have.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 1-10 years
Posted: 30 October 2017

Cindy what are they doing with the cranes?

Name: 
E-mail: scosnyd7@comcast.net
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 30 October 2017

Hello all,
           Does anyone have any information regarding my rights as an
engineer of 27 years at age(60 yrs.old) who just had a defibrillator
/pacemaker inserted. Will I be able to keep working or am I considered
disabled and a liability ?
                           Thanks in advance,
                                            Scott

Name: Cindy
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 30 October 2017

North Baltimore update...

Detroit traffic rerouted,
Cincinnati corridor traffic rerouted today,
Columbus traffic gone tomorrow. 
Pittsburgh corridor traffic gone this week
Final plans 11-6,
Gates close 11-11.

  Last clean up train for Bedford Park departs 11-13,

Pools/XB abolished

All Contracts for local gate traffic cancelled 11-6, tariff prices
increased 500%+ to drive away little local gate traffic. (Ensures
business excuse of ďno local supportĒ as reason to shut)


December 
week 1-2 Cranes removed,
Week 2-3 railcom reprogramming for each end of yard to auto throw
switches update from switch lists for kicking cars.

Week 3-4 manifest switching rerouted from Columbus/Toledo/Grand
Rapids/Detroit/Willard/New Castle/Lima to NB flatswitch facility.

NB - Detroit pool reestablished
NB - Lima turn local established
NB - Fostoria/Toledo turn local established
NB - Garrett turn local pools established 160 mile local ďpoolĒ to turn
at Garrett every 4-6 hours (patterned after mine runs and local turns)

Willard-Cleve pool abolished
Willard Garrett pool abolished
Willard Toledo/pool abolished

Cleveland - NB pool has Toledo Added as away from home terminal #2

Plus much much more....

January 2018
Yards mentioned have yard jobs eliminated or severely curtailed as
traffic flows away.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for N/A
Posted: 30 October 2017

No surprise.  Just 11?  Might be just the start...... 
Big business came in there - bought up OR about forcibly bought up land
to build that place - politicians were in favor all along account the
promises of jobs, local & state economy boost(s), etc.
Wait & see.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 1-10 years
Posted: 30 October 2017

North Baltimore, Ohio lay off 11 ISW.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 29 October 2017

I had four years of Hh and took early retirement. I could not take
anymore of his shit and the brainwashing of the management. Two things
that matter is operating ratio and share value. Safety ,customers
,employees ,mean nothing now. With all the cuts it is just a matter of
time for a big train derailment. That affects the public,and gets the
government attention.then they can use a tired train crew as
scapegoats.

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

Believe that.  If you thought real, true Courtesy & Professionalism at
CSX was hardly existant before - just wait & keep watching.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 29 October 2017

One thing that Hh and his new hired guns will do for sure is they will
go threw every department and cut staff to the point where it is barely
operational. The staff left in these departments will be run off there
feet ,where they either,quit or go on medical leave. And once this
starts to happen. All departments will have a revolving door of staff
with minimal experience. You have not seen nothing yet forks

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 29 October 2017

I would bet money the reason your train line ups are not up to date or
accurate is because of staff cuts!!!!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 29 October 2017

What Hh did at cn cp. He laid off Carmen and diesel mechanics. Then when
the bad orders piled up. He flew in managers IT office staff to try and
do repairs. Maybe one or two managers had a clue how to do repairs the
rest just helped. Which is wrong and unsafe. Using unqualified people
to do this. They where salaried employees so they worked 12 to 16 hour
days. He worked them threw there days off and vacation time. And the
people that did not do this. They where seen as not team players and
where pushed out. He does this to get operating ratio down. But it is
short term,to fool the share holders. In time they had no choice to
call regular staff back to deal with all the bad orders. Just a big
numbers game for Hh to make share holders a one time payday,maybe.

Name: Crew
E-mail: 
Employed as: Crew Dispatcher, for 10-20 years
Posted: 29 October 2017

EXLC


Please don't advice people to call CMC about the train line up fields
they view to see scheduled trains.  This is the responsibility of the
Dispatch center. If there are trains on the line up that don't exist
or have already been called and haven't been removed it is something
they are doing. I know that usually after a train is called it will
disappear from the schedule. For some reason some trains are not being
removed. You need to call your Chief and let them know what you are
seeing. We have no control over this. I cant say for certain but I
think there is something in your union agreements that cover this. If
you are called short or surprised by an extra train or maybe you miss a
call because a train is called out of order or an extra is called with a
different date other than what was listed you are protected because it
states that train line ups must be accurate. Again Im not sure how it
is worded but I have been told you are protected from discipline for
this. I know I have to miscall people all the time because they don't
think they will be getting called after viewing the screen and they get
caught short. I have to explain to them they need to contact their union
representation because I cant help them. My hands are tied. This is an
issue with your dispatch center.

Name: EXLC
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 29 October 2017

WAX

If those jobs are regular assigned jobs that have regular starting and
off duty times then yes they are supposed to give you another ticket.
They can ask you if you want the over time but they cant force you to
work another shift on a regular assigned job without paying you their
shift.  Call you local chairman. 

Right now as we speak the train line up information on the great lakes
division has bogus trains on the schedule. They are also showing trains
that have already been called and worked or are working at this very
moment. As usual they have information screwed up and are leaving
people wondering if they are going to run a second train and just
haven't bothered to change scheduled dates and times. 
This crap needs to be addressed as soon as it happens, You should be
calling  the CMC and asking why they are showing duplicate trains and
trains that have already been run and delivered.
Everyone needs to start jumping on this crap and start making calls.
Call your Local and point out what is going on. Nothing is going to
change if people don't start standing up for themselves and start
making noise.  Call the FRA fatigue specialist and hours of service
inspector and tell them what's going on with these train line up
problems. Its better to raise hell as a group. Flood their phone lines.
 Start raising some hell!

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

In Waycross Rice Yard

Jobs are being held for 12 hours on one ticket when there isn't
someone for another job. Use to get another ticket on the next job.

They are also holding an engineer on one job and a conductor on another
and having them work together.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 10-20 years
Posted: 29 October 2017

Heard a rumor that after the first of the year they are cutting carmen
by 30 in Willard Ohio. Anyone else hear this we all know how rumors run
but was wondering if anyone else had

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

I retired last year from cnrail we have same unions.I was fired and held
out for 3.5 years the union went to bat for me. I got my job back,did
not think it would happen. So do not under estimate the power of the
brother sisterhood. You never know when you might find yourself in a
big pile of poop. And the people behind the scenes working for you. The
union saved my life.Hh is temporary and self serving,there is life at
the RR after he leaves.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 27 October 2017

Ya they pull a person out of service to make everyone take notice. So
the rest of employees will fall in line. Getting pulled out of service
is like a paid vacation. Was pulled out of service twice for a month at
a time for nothing. Was reinstated twice with full back pay. And the
Forman that pulled me out every time he seen me would put his head
down. Could not look you in the eyes. In time karma came around and
fixed his wagon.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: M of W, for 20-30 years
Posted: 27 October 2017

Tim Reynolds from Tampa, FL is a baldheaded FUCK! He takes advantage of
his employees. He only does for tim and he don't know a thing about
real railroading! Ask Glen Miller. 
He said railroading is his passion and his mistress. thats because he
has a boring dull life and his wife don't suck his dick. I work on spg
and would never go work for any of those guys. they dont appreciate
anyones work and they will come in and take you out of service without
telling you why or what you did to be taken out of service. I guess it
doesn't matter to them when its not there family that needs food and
clothes.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 27 October 2017

This Hh the rock star of railroading is out of control. When he was at
cn cp,very simple to manage.it was a straight line coast to coast right
across the country. Csx is laid out so different. Does he think that if
fires all the talent at CSX,  and replaces them with ass kissers that
know nothing about CSX. That is going to solve his problems. The board
of directors donít intervene with Hh.and just let him do his own thing
and in the meantime lose customers and good employees. Hh and the board
need mental help.

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

How long before cindy sanborn starts posting on here how she fucking
hates hunter harrison? she should sue hunter harrison and csx for
sexual harassment ........only problem is no one would belive it!!!!

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

At cprail we had over 16000 jobs beforeHh,he cut 6000 jobs. Now they
need people back and they are having big trouble getting people. People
that where cut most moved on,now they have to hire people off the street
and train them costly and timely. They are like a shadow for first year
there till they get some experience. The same thing is happening at CSX
today. Trains are like dead ducks in the water when they donít have
crews to run them. Hh is for the present he does not care about having
enough people to run the trains because he will get management to do
it. Then once he hits his magic number with shares. He will pat 
himself on the back and be gone. And the new ceo will have to sort it
out and take the blame for all CSX problems.

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

Your 100 percent right,I said this about the board on a post. A ceo has
to be a good Stewart for the future of the company and shareholders. I
feel he is going to raid CSX of anything he can to jack up shares then
bail out. Time will tell what Hh is really up to!!!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 26 October 2017

the investment community response to the changes

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-csx-moves/csx-executive-shakeup-rattles-employees-investors-shares-drop-idUSKBN1CV3GH

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 26 October 2017

NS outperformed CSX in Q3.  NS grew revenue six percent and carloads
four percent while CSX carloads were flat and revenue was up only one
percent.  The operating ratio was 210 points better than us.  

The NS results demonstrate real improvements in carloads, revenue and
the operating ratio can be made without Precision Railroading aka
(across the board asset and service reductions).  In addition, the NS
was not hauled in front of the STB.  Non-Mantel Ridge board members and
institutional investors should do their due diligence and push for
answers and accountability with HH and his right hand men, Mark
Wallace, Jamie Boychuk and the other CN rockstars in the field.  Oh,
let's not forget the new and probably future CEO, Mr. Foote. 

HH asks for accountability and buy-in, yet the man rarely appears in
the GOB.  How can you lead if your not there? How many of us are
allowed to work from home? 

The complacency of the board is irresponsible and borders on violation
of their responsibility to the shareholders.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 26 October 2017

HH potential line sales?

1) ESTL - CINTI  
2) CHGO-GDRAP-APERE-DET, 
3) Massena line

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

A lot of people get emotional and vent there frustrations,the way they
seem is right at the time. Just before I retired last year. A top
manager told us how Hh and gang referred to us Canada rr that work cold
winters we were referred to as snowó

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 26 October 2017

Well,
Many people are upset & probably have a right to be but,
would you speak that way to your mother, wife, daughter, a Pastor or a
Judge, etc.?  Talking/writing that way solves nothing & just makes a
person who does so seem to be a real loser.

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

I read the post that you think is rude. People are angry the way they
are treated by this management team.a lot of people have been fired for
nothing. And they worry about there survival for there family. These
greedy bastards donít see the hardship they put on people and donít
care about people,that made it possible for them to get those outrages 
salaries and bonues.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 26 October 2017

Me:
That one particular post is just crude, disrespectful, rude, vulgar.
Pathetic. Sick.
Monitor: Why are posts like that not just deleted/removed?

Name: Monitor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 25 October 2017

Me 

You couldn't be more WRONG. CSX TAKES the post on here very seriously
if they contain information that makes them look incompetent or
negligent in any of their actions. We are not sure how the new CEO
feels about bad publicity but it has always been the number one concern
of upper management in the past. This site is viewed everyday by the
FRA, investors, competitors and of course the public. I can tell you
for a fact that this site has been instrumental in many changes in
rules and regulations as well as positions of managers over the years.
Im sure you found some humor in your post but ask yourself if it is
something you would show your mother. We are all entitled to our own
opinions and are free to post as we wish but does that kind of post
really help anyone in craft?

Name: pumpernickel 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 25 October 2017

Are Bobby Frulla and Fat Slob Jack Vierling next on the chopping block,
one can only hope

Name: Me
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 25 October 2017

I bet Cindy got fired because she Fucked the old man up the ass with her
14" strap-on and made him bleed. Jermaine and BBQ Boychuck were
watching in the coat closet whacking each other off.

Name: Mr.Ed
E-mail: Mr.Ed@oxygen1.com
Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 25 October 2017

Bye Bye Sandy

I told her not to override my decisions to the old man.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 25 October 2017

As I Think the other links said, Cindy, Frederik Eliason, and Ellen
Fitzsimmons (top lawyer) will retire / leave 15 November to "pursue
other interests". Anybody out here hiring?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 25 October 2017

http://jacksonville.com/business/2017-10-25/top-management-changes-csx

Name: First mate Joe
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 1-10 years
Posted: 25 October 2017

Abandon ship!

http://www.conferencecalltranscripts.org/8/summary2/?id=4251085

Name: Hey curious
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 24 October 2017

"Why is the FRA not listed. Are they not considered supervisors of the
railroad? "

FRA are regulators, aka government agents, they are not supervisors,
nor employees of CSX.  CSX operating rules do not apply to FRA or
federal agents (such as TSA).  They have their own rules,regulations
and policy's regarding activities, behavior and conduct.

Name: Gone and happy
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 24 October 2017

I left CSX 3 months after HH took over and couldn't be happier, after
16 years of service it was time to go and I couldn't be happier. I
found a manufacturing job starting at 22.50/hr with great benefits,
good union, regular schedule, weekends off, 30 minute lunch break with
2 15 minute breaks, working inside out of the rain and cold and heat.
For anyone thinking of leaving make sure you check your 401k at 
https://participant.empower-retirement.com/participant/#/login 
with just over 16 years in I had a substantial amount of money that I
was able to pay off all my debt with including my house! They do tax it
quite a bit but hey I was paying interest on my house, credit cards and
vehicles that I will no longer pay so it's an even trade. You can't
cash out your 401k unless you quit believe me I tried but they only
offered a loan. Before anyone says I'm stupid for using my retirement
just know that now I am 100% debt free with everything I own paid off I
was paying 1200/mo for house, 220/mo for credit cards, 450/month on my
truck and 480/mo on wife's car. That totals $2,350.00/mo freed up that
I can afford to put in at my new job that by the way matches 100% of the
first 10% that I put in and 50% of the next 10% that I put in. So
basically I put in 20% of my check and they put in 15% so 35% of my
check goes in 401k. I am putting $1260.00 a month in my 401k now so in
10 years I will be right back up to $150,000 not including market
performance.
Check your 401k people you will be surprised!

Name: Retired cp carman
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 24 October 2017

Watched the gong show at cp when Hh cut so many jobs trains where parked
in sidings. They had no crews to save time once they hit our terminal
they ran the trains right threw. They where to come in the yard and get
a air test and inspect. They had managers watch the train by , fill out
test sheet and away it went. Totally illegal we wrote transport Canada
but nothing ever happened. The people under Hh knows that once he is
gone they have lots of fixing to do. Mainly the moral of the employees
that have been abused by Hh. Some top managers went on stress
leave,lots of employees followed to this day. Try and stick it out
people he will not be there forever and hopefully new management team
will not of drank all the Hh Kool aid  Remember the the employees can
make a manager shine or sink.

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

After Hh came threw cp he fired so many good people,and a lot of
managers quit of all levels. Now creel the ceo Hh side kick still uses
a lot of Hh tactics. And with social media the word is out how shitty
cp treats people. There are over 340 jobs posted on google at cp that
they canít fill. Management jobs paying over 100 grand that they canít
fill. But Hh cut all these jobs to prop. Up the shares. Cp is paying
the price now ,they made big mistake letting these people go. They
found other jobs and are happier.

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

Not that anyone would care,on the railroad in Canada,35 years of service
is a full paid pension.but you have to have 85 points age and years of
service combined has to be 85. So if you are 53 and have 85 points,you
stop paying into the plan and the day you are 55 you retire with full
pention. Fyi

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

retired in Canada age and years of service has to be 85. If you have
that you can retire at 55

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years
Posted: 24 October 2017

Wonder how a retired carman could retire at age 57?
Had some other type of retirement plan?  Disability? 
[..."laid off lots"...]
Didn't have to be at least age 60 & have at least 360 total months
of RR service to receive full (no reductions) RR Retirement?

Name: Got proof
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 20-30 years
Posted: 24 October 2017

CSX 

No cameras allowed by crews. pictures are worth a thousand words.
Chicken shitz!

Name: Curious
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 24 October 2017

Transportation employees
What is your take on this?

CSX system bulletin 004 issued effective October 16, 2017

1001.1- Transportation employees must not use personal cameras or the
camera feature of a personal electronic or electrical device when on
duty. Cameras or the camera feature of a personal device may only be
used by authorized personnel when the use is necessary to document a
condition or for analysis. Authorized personnel are:

A: supervisor, or
B: mechanical department employee, or
C: Contractors assigned to perform work for CSX

Why is the FRA not listed. Are they not considered supervisors of the
railroad?  If we were to call and FRA inspector and report a serious
safety violation that we are presently witnessing and they asked us to
take a picture of it would that not be a supervisor instructing us to
do so?


Other class I railroads do not have such and extreme policy preventing
employees from documenting safety concerns. 

One example of another class I railroads rules:
A camera may be used to take a photograph of a safety hazard or a
violation of a rail safety LAW, REGULATION, ORDER, OR STANDARD,
provided that:
The device is a personal stand alone camera. A camera that is part of a
cell phone or other similar multifunctional electronic device is not
included in this exception unless it is a railroad supplied device and
is used for an authorized business purpose; and
The camera is turned off immediately after the photograph is taken: and
the camera is not used by an employee at the controls of moving
equipment.

Why does csx not have the same rules as other class I railroads. What
are they so afraid of? Why would they not want to know and have
documentation of serious safety concerns or the violation of laws and
regulations. Other class I railroads don't seem to be as afraid of the
use of cameras. CSX seems to be. Is it because they know their safety
committees are not effective and the Unions will either take for ever
to take action or not take action at all? Do the pictures put them in
the hot seat and force them to take action? Does the bulletin not spell
it out in black and white that they are afraid of the consequences?
Mangers have control of the photographs. For their "eyes" only.
Wonder how the FRA and USDOT feels about this restriction!

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

I was laid off lots at the rr. I never took my pention money out I left
it in. The longest I was laid off was two years. A lot of people quit
that where a head of me. Which meant I got called back sooner. I never
expected to retire from rr,but my advice is donít burn any bridges
behind you. Take the layoff get another job and if you get recalled
decide then what is best for you. I started the rr at 18 retired at 57.
I donít know where the time went. But it feels good now sitting back and
collecting my pention each month. Good luck

Name: Leaving
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 23 October 2017

There are plenty of people leaving, and there are people who have had
their jobs cut that have no intention of coming back. We sacrifice
quality of life for a good income and security of our jobs and
benefits. Alot of that is either gone or alot less promising than it
was before this old bastard got here. My seniority was getting good and
meant alot just last year, now I'm on the bottom and worse than i was
my first year! I got a great job myself. It's a pay cut to start, but
within a year, I'll be equal to or greater than where I am except
I'll sleep at home every day, I'll know when I work and know when
I'm off. I'll be able to control when I sleep, what I eat, whether or
not I can exercise, I'll be able to keep my grass mowed, I won't have
to carry 70 lbs of bags everywhere.... And you know, a year ago, I
would've said I plan on retiring on the railroad with no intention of
ever doing anything else. I would've taken my lumps, taken another
furlough if necessary, you know, but with all the extra bullshit and
changes, all the extra stress, the insecurity that is moving in, I
don't have the slightest bit of hesitation to leave. I'm ready. Next
week brothers. I love(d) the job and the people I worked with, but
it's just another chapter that I'm glad to turn the page of.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 23 October 2017

Heard they finally shit canned chad ingram? He stole cash from CSX by
taking money from a rail car repair company

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

Cho cho


You're correct that most of us won't be leaving but It has very
little to do with lack of skill and education.

My subdivision the men on the trains have more education and training
than our supervisors.  There are many vets, college grads and
tradesman. 


I'm all three.

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

I was third generation railroader. For a lot of us railroading gets in
your blood and it is like no other job. Some of the conditions we have
worked in,and got the job done. I put up with Hh for 4 years. Positive
thing he will not be there forever. I miss the people I worked with on
the railroad, rr are a good bunch.

Name: CHOO CHOO
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 23 October 2017

No matter how bad it gets, and it will get worse, most of us are stuck
at CSX because we are too dumb to go find anything that pays 17+ an
hour. There are plenty of jobs that work Mon-Fri set schedule no on
call that pay decent, actually match 401k, have profit sharing, good
unions, etc but the majority of us have no other skill set to move on
to something else. So no matter how bad it gets CSX will not have to
hire anyone for a long time because there is very little chance of
anyone quitting.

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

Most companies grow there stock value from growth and performance.
Retaining and aquiring new customers. Csx seems to have done just the
opposite,losing over forty percent of your customers, is nothing but
neglect on ceo part. There will be a one time payout before Hh is done
with CSX. As it stands now employees customers have suffered since Hh
has been ceo. I canít see now how his plan is going to be profitable
for CSX. Just a big sale of assets of the company,which anyone could
do!!

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

I think it is a sell off off what ever he Hh can get money for. To drive
the shares up then he will give the signal for family and friends to
sell there stock. Then after that he will just be a token till his
contract is up or they can him. Either way it is a win win for him. He
is not acting like a ceo that is looking out for the well being of the
future of CSX. The board of directors will cash out and move on. And
some other railway will get a good deal on CSX. Sad but greed is
agenda.

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

Man this hh fellow really dislikes yard jobs..has pretty much gutted
them system wide ..lunch breaks ...you should probably forget about
those..eat your pastrami on rye walking the lead..2 man crew switching
out an industry you can scrap that idea..just not worth the man hours..
..coal is dead ..containers ..no money in it..autos no money in it ..
merchandise trains are the answer..hh is right this will be an
efficient rr problem is there might only be half a dozen customers left
..sl zbinden

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 22 October 2017

He received railroader of the year. He Hh should of quit while he was in
the lime light. I think every one knows by now he has hurt CSX, in many
ways. And his plan looks like a failure. Not the legacy he wanted to
leave. Hh is a failure with CSX.

Name: no dumbass
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 22 October 2017

I hope Hunter Harrison fucking suffocates in his god damn sleep the
skinny little fuck

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

And......back when each terminal had crew callers, before late 1987 &
they started consolidating that dept. -- it was ONE hour call.

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

One thing you forgot to mention is a lot of railroader, have a high
divorce rate. Child support spouse payments etc. It takes a good woman
to stay with a railroader.

Name: history
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for 20-30 years
Posted: 21 October 2017

Foamers. railbuffs, Public!

Conductor 30+ post brought back some memories from hell. If you didn't
quite understand his post let me help educate you.
when a crew was done working and marked off on their time ticket if
they worked less than 12 hours(11:59) they were subject to be called in
8 hours to return to work. This included the 2 hour call to order them
back to work. So in other words your phone would ring 6 hours after you
got home so they could tell you to come back in 8.
Now lets do some math here. Say you live in the parking lot in a
trailer. You mark off and walk to your trailer. Take 15 minutes to
shower and clean up. 15 minutes to prepare a meal and eat and 15
minutes to do what ever chores or other things needed(read mail,
contact family, etc..) and then give yourself 15 minutes to fall
asleep. You have now lost 1 hour of your 6 hours of rest you are going
to get before they call you to report in 8 hours. That's 5 hours left
to sleep. Think about all the people who lived 30 minutes to an hour
away. Those poor people were totally screwed if they were first or
second out for jobs being called back to back. If you worked over 11:59
you were allowed 10 hours rest. That meant you were called in 8 hours to
report back in 2 (10).  LUCKY SOULS! You were better off making sure you
worked for 12 hours or more. And you did not get any extra time added
back to the 10 hours rest like you do now.
How in the hell did the feds ever allow that to happen to railroaders.
No way in hell that happened to pilots or air traffic controllers.
Thank god after years of derailments and train crashes because
railroaders were just plain worn out that the feds had to do something
about it.  Now we get 10 hours of undisturbed rest. That means NO PHONE
CALLS until 10 hours are up. No calling us in 8 to tell us to come back
in 10. If we outlaw (12 hrs. on duty) we get time added to our 10 hours
rest for every minute we are out there until me mark off.  Say we are
stuck on a train waiting for a ride and it takes us 14 hours to get off
of it and get back to the yard. That will give us an additional 2 hours
to add to our 10.  Get the idea!  Best thing that ever happened to
railroaders. 

So now you ask why the problem with the train line up schedules if we
finally get a few extra hours undisturbed rest? Say you come home and
you have only worked 11:59. You are going to get 10 hours rest.
Well,not really. Depends on how far away you live and how long it takes
you to do your chores, etc, as described above. Most people average 6-8
hours left over to sleep if they know they are going to go right back
out when their 10 hours are up. Before you go to bed you look at the
train line up schedule and you see 3 trains to run. You are 3rd out on
the pool so you assume you will get the 3rd train. That train in not
scheduled to leave until 15:00(3:pm) the next day!  YEAH!!! Now you
think you can stay up a little later and do laundry, shop, yard work or
if you have a family make the wife happy and do something with the kids.
The first train gets called, the second and now all the sudden the 3rd
train is getting called at 7 a:m!  WHAT THE HELL! How could the train
be called 8 hours earlier than scheduled. Better yet they throw a
different train on there that wasn't even on the schedule.  If you
think this doesn't happen then think again!  This has been going on
for years. On lets not forget the extra board men who don't work
pools. They are on call 24-7 until they get to their off day. This
happens to them all the time. Because of this if a person is 1st out to
be called you CAN NOT BE TO FAR AWAY FROM YOUR HOME. You are prisoner to
the phone and your house if you are first out on an extra board. They
pull unscheduled extra trains out of their hats all the time! I myself
have been in the middle or mowing the lawn, grocery shopping, getting
my hair cut, etc. and have been called short and surprised and have to
quit what Im doing and rush back home and finish later.  Yeah, we all
know railroading is a sucky business, but it is not so far behind in
technology that management cant figure out where their trains are and
when they will be arriving that they cant do a better job than what
they are doing. There is absolutely no excuse for any train to be
called 4-8 hours earlier than scheduled. No excuse for a train to show
up out of the middle of know where with no warning for the crew!
Railroaders base their whole lives on what they see on those schedules.
THE COMPANY KNOWS THIS! They don't care. Its the same junk every week,
every month, every year and no one seems the least bit interested in
hearing what we have to say! A lot of people in the public who don't
understand our issues think railroaders do nothing but complain and
bi...h 24 hours a day. Yes, there are those who do and will complain
about anything, but maybe it is because they have been conditioned to
react this way. Valid pay claims not paid, trains screwed up, hours
waiting for trains to show up while you sit in the crew room when you
could have slept a few more hours. Management breathing down your neck
to get out of the yard when they have done everything wrong so you
cant, improper paperwork, no locomotives ready and on and on and on! 
Now we aren't allowed to take turns taking a nap on the engines while
we wait for hours sometimes to move our train or get relieved. No more
using our phones on the locomotive while we sit for hours waiting.
Camera's on the engines watching our every move. Do railroaders
complain and bi...h?  You bet your bottom dollar. And for damn good
reasons. The company created the monsters not the crews!
So now you have a little more knowledge of our "making" over the
years. Some of the battles we have had to deal with and some we are
dealing with now. The next time you read a post from someone
complaining about the train line up schedules you will understand!

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

By the time Hh is done with CSX he will have things so messed up. That
the new ceo will need employees cooperation. To get CSX back on the
right track. Hh is sick in the head and only cares about his ego now.
He has been paid out and has nothing to lose no matter what he does.
The sad part the board of directors sit back and watch this
performance. They are just a bunch of scared puppits in suits. That
should of shut Hh down long before he lost all those customers.

Name: training
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years
Posted: 21 October 2017

Help

Everyone is quite aware that the training qualification records for
that particular program is not correct for most T&E employees.  It has
not been since the very beginning. There were hundreds of crew members
who did not follow the instructions and never corrected anything or
submitted the corrections to a supervisor to fax to the CMC center.
That system notice came out and was effective Sept. 23, 2015. You can
view your entries and make a note of each one that is incorrect and
again submit them to your supervisor. The information for most crew
members in not correct and the CMC is well aware of this. To be quite
frank, I don't think you will be able to get yours corrected even if
you do submit it to the CMC. The program is not handled correctly. If
you want to protect yourself from being charged for refusing to take a
job that you know you are not qualified for or was never trained on to
begin with, I suggest you make a copy of the entries that are now
entered into your qualification status and correct them by hand. Submit
them to a supervisor and fax a copy to the CMC. Faxing it without a
supervisors signature will not do any good because they require a
supervisors approval for the changes, but it will show you made an
attempt to notify the CMC. If you are charged for refusal to work and
were not provided any chance of qualifying with a pilot you have a
better chance of winning your case if it goes to investigation. Again,
the CMC is well aware that a lot of the information that is documented
is incorrect.

Name: HELP!!
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 20 October 2017

ANYBODY!!!!

A couple of years ago the company came out with a bulletin that said we
had to complete an employee qualification screen that listed all the
jobs on the territory where we worked. There were a lot of jobs on
there that weren't in our territory or even on our division.  I did
the screen and gave a list to the supervisor on duty like the bulletin
said to.  I just looked at it and there are a ton of jobs on there that
show Im qualified on them and my expiration on them don't run out until
2019.  This is total bull because a lot of them I was never qualified
on. Not one single time. Some are on other divisions and some I
haven't even heard of the towns or yards they are in. Is this why they
keep calling us all hours of the night for jobs we aren't qualified on?
I thought the whole point of this screen we were supposed to complete
was to let CMC know where we are qualified so they could call the right
people.  This has to be one big joke.  I tried going in and deleting
stuff or remove dates but you cant do anything to the screen.  whats up
with this.  This stuff should be accurate.  It even has some jobs saying
my qualifications are good on jobs as an engineer.   What the hell!

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

Well, Conductor 1-10:

We've bitched & complained about inaccurate train line-ups for years.
The Unions do try.  You should've been out there when it was only 8
hrs. max. off between tours of duty [if you weren't 12+ hrs. on duty
the previous day] & that time included the notification for work. 

The RRs have to be concerned regarding hrs. of service & whether  
you are rested [per the(newer)law-regulations] for a call to work.
  
They are not concerned with your personal quality of life - never were
& never will be. 
You are considered a lowly profit costing employee that should be
grateful just to have a job.

Name: Brake test
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 20 October 2017

https://www.google.ca/search?client=safari&channel=iphone_bm&source=hp&ei=CDzqWaOfKMrSjwTBgZDYCw&sjs=3&q=aar+rules+on+number+one+brake+tests&oq=aar+rules+on+number+one+brake+tests&gs_l=mobile-gws-hp.12...2569.20424.0.21630.36.36.0.4.4.0.319.4731.4j29j0j2.36.0....0...1.1.64.mobile-gws-hp..0.29.3702.0..0j46j0i131k1j0i46k1j0i22i30k1j33i22i29i30k1j33i160k1j33i21k1.109.Aw0_FFLk3xs

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 20 October 2017

Just wondering you talk about these trains sitting,well after a train
has a complete air test.And is ready to go. That brake test is only
good for twenty four hours if the train is sitting there not on air.
After twenty four hours of sitting without air it has to be retested.
How does CSX get away with this. Do they just lie on test times on the
forms. I canít see how they can,with all the information entered in
computer. This is a safety issue that should be addressed.

Name: screwed as usual
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 20 October 2017

FRA HOS/Fatigue specialist

You people need to step in an do something about this damn train line
ups that CSX just cant seem to get straight!  HH thinks he so damn
smart, why don't you sit down with the geneous and see if he can
figure out how to teach the idiots in Jacksonville how to get train
line up information right on the crew screens. Every stinking day this
monkey outfit calls a train that's not listed on the lineup. Most of
the time its on the extra pools.  And if it isn't the trains are
called at a different times than listed. We all know he doesn't give a
rats butt about how we feel or how our lives are constantly disrupted by
their inept scheduling but our families do. The FRA has a fatigue
specialist that is supposed to be looking out for the best interest of
the public as well as the railroaders.  How can these idiot constantly
call us on short notice and expect us to be able to have any quality of
life or rest properly if they pull trains out of their butts we know
nothing about. This has been going on for so long its not even
laughable anymore. I know for a fact that crews have filed complaints
on these train line up problems.  There have been forms floating around
the yard offices for over 2 years now and not a damn thing has changed. 
Avon yard is one of the worse! They know these trains are out there.
There is no excuse for them not to be on the train lineup on the crew
screen. They probably wont be called on the time they are scheduled but
at least we know its out there somewhere and be ready for a call instead
of blindsided all the time. What the hell do we have to do to get a
handle on this. I know I'm not the only one sick of it.  Its like
beating a dead horse complaining to the Unions.  They aren't doing
dick about this.  There has got to be something the FRA can do about
this.  How much money do we have to collect from all the crews to get
into your pockets?  How big of a bride do we have to come up with! 
I'm sure the press would have a field day with this one if it got out
we were collecting money to bride you into doing something about this! 
Do your job and play ball with us!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 20 October 2017

I watched HH with the STB. Priceless. The statement about people
"don't know what their doing" He does not give two shits what the
STB thinks. And Sanborn seemed scared shit less of him. He spent most
of his time talking about what a smart guy he is. Sad!

Name: No service
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 20 October 2017

Ape 

It doesn't matter. The STB isn't going to do anything more than the
FRA does. NOTHING! There are customers who are lucky to get service
twice a week. Several are still a week behind. The power is so short
trains are backed up. Closing engine shops and sending locomotives
hundreds of miles down the road to be fixed screwed the hell out of the
yards. Minor repairs could have been done on site now crews have to wait
days for power to come back. Stupid idiotic move. The bottom line is the
customers don't really care. If they did they would be marching on
Washington. Their not because their hands are tied. Trying to change
their business to truck shipments will cost them a serious loss until
they can get contracts settled. Ask yourself why the STB isn't
hammering harder.  Answer..... $$$$$$$. Really curious if csx is giving
these customers a discount on service charges to keep them quiet and off
HH's back. Should be showing up in the books. Write it off as an loss
in profits due to operating cost.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 19 October 2017

I watched Hh in front of stb board,he heís been in front of them twice
he is literally rotting in front of there eyes. He is pumped up on
morphine they is why he is able to be there. Seen this type before he
is not long for this world. At  meeting he is just going threw the
motions and they know it. By entertaining listening to dead man
talking.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 19 October 2017

I wonder what cindy sanborn will do when she's passed over again to run
the railroad.i can see hunter putting this ken hunt in as ceo over
her.she PROBALY go postal especially after kissing hunters ass from day
one. I would pay money to see the bitches face when she found out she
was passed over. It be priceless, but I think she be better running csx
then a hunter crony.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 18 October 2017

Are there any terminals,where Hh has the car inspectors chalking the
coupler striker casting or carriers yet?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 18 October 2017

FRA rules cannot be made more lenient by the company,but they can make
the rules more strict. So FRA is what you go by,if some manager tells
you different you could be fined .Hope this helps.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 18 October 2017

https://smart-union.org/news/fra-to-make-cell-phone-ban-permanent-7/

Name: LEGAL
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 18 October 2017

APE

Let me set the record straight. Your comment that you are unsure if you
can have your cell phone in your grip even if it is turned off is not a
correct assumption. For one, the company requires that you have a
secondary number if you need to be contacted via another phone. An
example would be if you were staying at your away from home terminal in
a hotel. If you are out to dinner, lunch, etc. they have to be able to
contact you. Crews can not be expected to stay by their phones in the
hotel as soon as they are rested. Many stay in the hotel several hours
if not 24 after they are rested. Second, you need an emergency contact
number. If you have a family and someone is injured or needs emergency
assistance then you need a way to be contacted when you are not at
home. If you are on a local job the same rule applies. The dispatcher
is to contact you via the radio and you need a way to contact your
family. Third, I have been told by numerous railroaders that the CMC
calls them on their cell phones in their hotel rooms instead of calling
the front desk and having the call transferred to the room. I am
assuming the callers have learned that the crews may not be in their
rooms and it saves them the time of having to make a second call. If
any manager tell you that you can not carry a phone with you in way,
shape or form then you need to immediately contact your union
representation and file a safety charge for not allowing you to be able
to be contacted or be able to contact any of your family members quickly
if an emergency situation arises. You also need to let them know that
they are not allowing you to be able to be away from your hotel rooms
without the fear of being miscalled. Everyone is well aware that train
schedules are never correct and "GHOST" trains are called out of the
blue. No one should expect any railroader to stay in his/her room by
the phone just because they are rested. If you have any issues with
this it would not hurt to talk to an attorney and find out what your
rights are in regards to your safety and your families ability to
contact you. You are not in an office environment. Can you imagine if
they came out with a law that all truck drivers could not have a cell
phone in their possession while driving their trucks. They had to find
one to use when they arrive at their destination? Im sure CSX has more
common sense than that. At least I would hope so.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 18 October 2017

One thing I suggest you donít do is if you have your phone on you,and
you get a call that does not identifies caller. Donít answer it,because
management knows when your on duty. They call you and when you answer
they hang up. Guess what your busted and pulled out of service.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 18 October 2017

Right after the cell phone policy came in,the railway police stopped a
tm for driving a company truck talking on his cell phone. It was
reported to the head office and the tm was fired before his shift
ended. It sent a strong message to the rest of us. That they can
enforce the cell phone policy when they want to.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 18 October 2017

http://mobile.reuters.com/article/amp/idUSN0152835520081002

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 18 October 2017

The NTSB by law can sieze your cell phone,if you are a crew member and
investigated  if you where on your cell at the time of an incident.
They look at everything on your phone legally. If it is found that you
where using your cell at the time of an incident you will most likely
be charged,will a feloney. If there is loss of life you will be charged
with criminal negligence causing death,and for sure be fired. I would
google am track 188 they searched engineers phone when eight people
died. Iím not sure if you can even have the phone in your grip bag
turned off. I would really look at the company policy closely. Not
worth losing your job over a cell phone. And anyone manager telling you
to use your phone while on duty could just be setting you up!!!!

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

Conductor 20-30 yrs.,

If there's an accident, they & the feds probably can & will look at
personal cell phone records.

Have to use a personal phone for company business?  NO.
[That is normally\usually done for convenience & no one should do
that.] 
A supervisor of any type wouldn't have a leg to stand on if trying
to charge someone for not wanting to do such.

But, we all know how some of 'em can be = vindictive, act like real
a--holes - find something else, even if it's a trivial thing, to try &
charge someone with something.


An often used RR company quote:  "Be Governed Accordingly".

Name: Cond.
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 18 October 2017

Ape 

Can't believe that is legal. Have to talk to a lawyer about that. GPS
all they want but to take my cell and view it? No way in hell. Might
have private calls that arent for any one else's eyes. No way they can
do it.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 18 October 2017

At cp they started the same policy with the cell phones. You did the
right thing. There policy is no cell phones period. So I would not get
caught with one now. They will not hestitate to fire you. And another
policy they where trying to get in. Is if you where at work and there
was an incident,they want the right to search your cell phone
activityís.and they can track your phone with gps etc. It is not worth
violating the company policy on cell phones and getting fired. Tell the
wife or girl friend before you leave for work. If they have urge to
talk. Tell them to slide up and down the bannister till you get home.

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

CREWS!!!!


The crap is already starting.  Had a TM tell me he wanted me to call
him when we got to our first industry to service. I told him I left my
cell phone at home. It was the honest to got truth. He insinuated that
I was lying and just trying to be difficult because of the new cell
phone rules. I told him I didn't appreciate it and if he wanted me to
call him to get me a company phone to take. He said that I could use
the engineers phone it I wanted to.  I told him that he cant expect me
to ask the engineer to hand over his phone and use his minutes just
because the company couldn't find me a phone. He was livid. Told him I
would tell dispatcher and he could write down the info and he could
check in with the dispatcher.  He said forget it. Then he followed us
around most of the day. My union rep said to file ethics charges and
had me write out a statement as to what happened. I wrote the statement
but haven't filed the charges yet.  This crap is going to get real bad
soon. If this happens to you then write out your statements as fast as
you can and get them to your LC!

Name: Ha
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 18 October 2017

Ewing and his bitches are just that's bring it bitches

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 17 October 2017

It would be interesting to find a dollar figure on CSX,assets that have
been sold. When he was at cp there was an abandoned stretch of rail
within the city limits of vancover. That the community use for a garden
each year. He had the gardens removed and sold the property. It made the
news several times. This guy does not care who he walks on.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 17 October 2017

Wait Hh will sell the rails from,all the places he can.  Outing is to
small if money can be made it will be sold

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years
Posted: 17 October 2017

Look like the long term plan for CSX is to start selling off assets. CSX
would like to shrink down their propertys by 13%

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

Eugene doesn't care about intermodal.   He's ran off plenty of
buisness.    He closed Caskey Yard and put a stop to ID runs.   He
doesn't give two shits about 10 years down the road only the now.  He
knows he won't be here anyway.

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

North Baltimore = relatively new (opened early 2011 & 
planned & built mainly for intermodal traffic).

New Castle & Willard = old RR terminals \ yards.

All three are on the ol' B&O RR line.  Will changing them that 
much work?

The big shots make plans & are supposed to for yrs. in advance.
Unions & their members have to play catch-up.

Would be interesting to read/see the minutes recorded from
the board of directors meetings.  Hope they're not screwing
up big time.

Name: Doh!
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 17 October 2017

Willard is now switching trailer trains, the eastbound class yard is
being shut down entirely, rumored to get sold to wheeling. North
Baltimore closing, for real, selling cranes, or maybe moving them to
South Carolina. New castle getting 30-40 million in upgrades to handle
more freight. Good luck.

Name: Joey the donut 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Yard Master, for 20-30 years
Posted: 16 October 2017

KISS MY CELL PLEASE "KISS MY ASS NIPPLE HEAD"

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

Have been through a lot of these types of things.
If a person is going to report violations, they'd better get their
ducks in line per se; be correct, have documented proof, etc. Know for
sure.  Have seen very many penalty claims and/or regulation violations
submitted that were just about plain worthless.  Most won't do it all
because they're afraid of having a target on their back. Yeah, it can
be a chore to do it all correctly & it takes time; but that is what it
takes to beat the co. - it can be done - it has been many times before
- & the RRs hate that.

Name: Retired now
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 16 October 2017

Conductor:
Title 49, CFR 228.  [Law - Rules - Regulations regarding Hrs. of
Service for RR employees.]
Unions have legislative depts. Those people are compensated pretty well
to handle such matters & are supposed to.  Call, write.

Name: Conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 16 October 2017

FRA!!!!

We all know you read this site everyday! So when you read this you are
being made aware that rules are being violated. Yeah, cant prove you
read it so cant charge you for not reporting to Washington but you know
what right!
Ha (poster) is 100% right. At least once a week you have to LIE on your
hours of service reports in order to get paid. You cant tell the truth.
A lot of times you cant report where you really were when your done
with your work or the real times that you did the job. Dead heads and
recrews are some of the worst, If you get 2 tickets(frickin miracle)
you run into problems with that too. One little trick they play to
screw up double tickets is to put a one minute difference in between
the off duty time on one ticket and on duty time on the next. The HOS
report screen wants to know what you did for that one minute and you
cant get it to take. Freezes the tickets up for days sometimes until
you can get it fixed. No one believes these crew callers don't know
what they are doing. They also don't put Taxi(deadhead) tickets in a
lot of time so you can show were you were working and how you were
transported. What if we were in a wreck in route to a train or from a
train? No dead head authority to report,

Now to the ON BOARDS! Management is back to making crews complete the
OBWO after they are OUTLAWED!  I remember reading an email that YOU PUT
OUT when they started using these devices. You specifically stated the
crews were not to do these reports after they were outlawed because it
is performing duties for the company and it was a violation of HOS! It
stated it was to be given to a supervisor to complete. You need to
recirculate this notice and refresh the memories of management.  With
the new bulletin out that takes effect on the 17th on restriction of
electronic devices, no one should be using this device after they are
outlawed. It also said that quick tie up of tickets was all that was
allowed when you were outlawed.


CREWS!!!!!  Quit doing the OBWO after you are outlawed. Your violating
hours of service and using an electronic device that belongs to the
company after you are outlawed. If they threaten you for not finishing
it for them CALL THE FRA AND REPORT IT! Wait to tie up your ticket.
Don't tie up and then finish it. Don't put your time off as 12 hours
either. You put the TRUTH! When it ask who ordered you to stay on duty
after you were outlawed and why to tell the truth! Say you were forced
to complete the OBWO device for management. Quit being chicken sh...
and start standing up for what's right. You want this target crap to
stop then start banning together and do what's right!

Name: Ha
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 16 October 2017

I am leaving the rr csx is nothing but lires and thieves can't get paid
hrs orf service is a joke FRA SUCKS csx system doesn't care about it
they delay pay and have to lye about hrs of service cause csx system
won't pay you if you don't and its are fault not to do it or don't
get paid for a month or the working man that's been off duty and on
the phone or emailing cmchos.csx.com for hrs and hrs while off duty
gets fined if we lye but rr mangement can break all the rules and just
a tap on the butt FRA sucks and are lazy and back pocket employees for
the rr ...that's what's is really going on out here

Name: HRDD
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 16 October 2017

I heard the rumor about Ken Hunt a few months ago and if you think
Hunter is tough do some research on Ken Hunt he will make Hunter look
like a girl scout

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 15 October 2017

Rule 8 in the collective agreement layoff recall. Have to send you
letter telegram etc. You have to give present address report for duty
within 15 days of recall.