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: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 19 October 2018

Railroader wild: i want the company i work for to be financially sound
and whats wrong with that? Lets just all do our jobs and get the
freight over the road safely and efficiently as possible... thats what
the company pays us to do Sir..

Name: Railroader in control
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 19 October 2018

Jackazzmaster...you must have just got to shithole express.. we've
already did it.
Back before our savior Obumer enacted the clean power Act.. keep
drinking the Kool-Aid you moron

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 19 October 2018

CSX likely to hit 12 billion in revenue this year with a market cap of
59 billion...that boys is how tomorrow moves

Name: Railroader in control
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 19 October 2018

I would like to point out that since i left that shit hole i havent had
to punch any one in the mouth and don't expect to have to.
Most employers don't treat their employees like s******* Express does.
Go work somewhere where they really care about you working there and
you're doing the job they need done they dont have the attitude that
they don't need you

Name: Railroader in control
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 19 October 2018

I dont turn in claims any more.if some one doesn't pay me what we again
upon i bunch them in the month. Gets fast action. Someone in
jackazzville on the other in of a phone line doesn't give a s*** about
your claim. There not going to pay you and theres nothing ypu can do
about it.
And they know it.
The fix is in and there all laughing at you calling you a sucker

Name: CMA
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 19 October 2018

Brothers 
Has anyone heard yet what brought about this rule that both crew
members must get on the ground now and inspect passing trains. It has
to be a liability reason. They don't care if your doing it on passing
trains on double main. Been ok for years from the cab. We're guessing
it's a liability reason. Had to be a defect detector that missed
something serious that got the Fed's involved and they kept it quiet.
Out of the press. There is a detector before and after every siding out
there. If you miss something with two sets of eyes and one of their
detectors miss it, there is no doubt they're going to be coming back
to the inspecting crew. You Can't prove you didn't see anything but
then they can't prove you did. We all know how this works in the Csx
court of law. Puts the liability in the crews laps.  If you got a brain
in your heads when this new rule takes effect you will report every
little squeek, pop, crack, spark, low air hose, lose strap, thumping
sound or anything else the detector may not pick up. This new rule
wasn't created because they were bored. There is legal reasons behind
it and it isnt to protect the crews!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 19 October 2018

Safety blitz tonight in Louisville! If they watch you long enough they
will get you!

Name: Roalroader gone Rogue
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 19 October 2018

You should attend the next Bernie Sanders rally

Name: Roalroader gone Rogue
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 19 October 2018

Balls? 
I quit that shit hole.
I only go on here for laughs
You guys are suckers.
Union? Sucker. 
There all un jackazzville
Laughing at you guys.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 19 October 2018

We all need to stick together and make some shit happen,    Thatís the
only way itís going to change.     I will get my guys together and put
it to them like we did in the Conrail days.  

Matter of fact they should reconsider bringing back Conrail!!   No one
ever did it like Conrail did.      Plain and simple!!

Name: Rogue Railroader
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 19 October 2018

Record profits..... let's strike...
You guys sound like you're at a Bernie Sanders rally.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 19 October 2018

Union Pacific and CSX will merge...

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 19 October 2018

Get rid of the hedge fund peeps!!!

Name: Up 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 19 October 2018

Foote canít get CSX right, how the hell they going to take over up. I
call bullshit. Would not fly with the feds!!

Name: UP Jim Foote
E-mail: jfoote@up.com
Employed as: Crew Dispatcher, for 30+ years
Posted: 18 October 2018

The latest rumors, and given the surprise earnings reported by CSX
management, there is a high probability that Mantel Ridge will pursue
a takeover of the Union Pacific, with Foote at the helm.
Mantel Ridge's strategist believes that UP has a surplus of 10,000
employees that can be easily eliminated, while making more efficient
use of locomotives by reducing down time.
The elimination of 10,000 employees and the entire executive staff
will generate an additional $2 Billion in annual profits.

Name: Former hogger 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years
Posted: 18 October 2018

It's PENSION. Other companies still offer them surprisingly, very
comparable to railroad retirement, and you may not even have to pay
into them yourself. You can take a street job making 10-15k less than
the railroad on paper and take home just as much in your paychecks when
not paying tier 1, tier 2, union dues, fires insurance, eating out stuck
in hotels, etc. There is life beyond the RR for those on the fence.

Name: Ego
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 18 October 2018

Under this regime I witnessed, that if your a manager and you hold your
mouth wrong they will fire you for anything. That why they want older
guys to retire. Instead of firing them and most likely have to pay
large severance pay. With new managers with no years in they can fire
them with little cost . With some managers they donít like they see how
much shit they will take till they push them out.

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

Train Master/ Stupidvisor, for 1-10 years                               
                                                                     
The joke is on you, we've all heard those conference calls where they
rip you a new ass!  You are the bottom of the barrell when it comes to
management.  Hell they are probably reading this right now and laughing
at YOU because they know!   We watch guys like you come & go because you
can't handle the job.   In the end I will be employed, you will be a
has been with no friends....lol

Name: Pention itís your money
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 18 October 2018

Check into if your fired or quit. You canít have access to your pention
but, you can transfer it from CSX. To a registered retirement plan. And
pick the stock you want it invested in. Threw a broker or your own
trading account, but buy doing this you assume the risk if stock does
not do well but then stock could do great.

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

NEW HIRES!!!

BE WARNED! Read the fine print on any Out of Insurance plan you are
thinking of signing up for. They have been adding more wording that
allows them to deny any claims. Insubordination, conduct unbecoming,
lying, steeling, fighting, argumentative, blah blah blah and what ever
they can throw in to get out of paying a claim they will. 
If you decide to get insurance anyway, pay for as little as you can.
Save your money each month in a money market or any other savings
instead of giving it to the insurance company. Just figure out what it
will cost you to live for one year and  put half of that away in a
special savings and match the other half with the OOS insurance. DO NOT
DEPEND ON THE INSURANCE TO COVER YOU!  It is too big of a risk
especially when you are depending on a company to pay your bills that
is doing what ever it can to get out of paying the premiums! If you are
pulled out of service for a year and they wont pay at least you have 6
months put away. Do not trust the insurance company!

Name: Retirement
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 17 October 2018

I retired after 34 years, I stayed extra year figured it would make a
difference on a my pention. But did not make much difference at all.
With investments, company pention it is more than enough to have
comfortable life. Like that one guy said go check out what numbers you
would get if you can retire. Let the young guys take over. We paid our
dues. Gives younger guy chance to move up on the list. I donít miss rr
life.

Name: mymoney
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 17 October 2018

paroled


What I think is pure bull.... is the fact that we cant roll our
conductors 401k into our engineers 401k.  It is our money we put in
that utu 401k. The company isn't matching a thing to what it is
making. Its just sitting there. I wont ever be a conductor again. I
have been an engineer 16 years and I don't even want to do that. There
is no reason we all shouldn't be able to roll our conductors
contributions over! They sure the hell aren't getting any more
contributions from me. Yeah I guess if the railroad does its hiring
freeze again and the empowerment group doesn't get any new investors
for a while I can see why they would want to hold on to it, but its
still our money! Well, when I quit it wont matter anyway. Im moving all
of it!

Name: Collective agreement
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 17 October 2018

From reading a lot of these posts, Iím really blown away how little a
lot of you know about your collective agreement. And some of you vote
for a contract you know nothing about. Holy shit take sometime read
your agreement itís your job your protecting or signing away. Then when
things donít go your way. You yell itís the unions fault, you all are
the union not a handful of elected reps. A lot of you canít see the
forest for the trees. Stop being VICTOMS be proactive in your own
future.

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

I know in some crafts, if you move to management, for every year your a
manager you lose a years seniority. It should say right on you
seniority list. Once they take a set up. They are frozen and itís a
year for a year.

Name: Tropicana 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 17 October 2018

There remodeling the 14th floor of headquarters in Jacksonville...making
a special section they are calling the "war room"....for union
management relations...we better start sticking togather like the
smarter than us old timers did.....

Name: XLC
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years
Posted: 17 October 2018

BNSF

Not sure of your point.  Managers are very rarely every represented by
a union of any kind. 
Mangers in CSX can keep their seniority when they take a position such
as TM or RF. If they want to they can exercise their seniority rights
and go back in the craft. As far as I know that has not changed. Many
did it when HH took over because they wanted nothing to do with him or
his way or ruling his kingdom. Those who were never in the craft and
lost their job positions were on the street.
If your managers decide to come back into the craft and are allowed to
there isn't much you can do about it. So what exactly is your point?

 Investors...
Don't let the latest announced numbers for Q3 fool any of you. After
the mess HH left behind there was no where else for the company to go
but "UP" the ladder. Like the OBWO device, numbers can be crunched
and manipulated to influence the desired outcome.  Pay very close
attention to all your investments.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 17 October 2018

Got a question, Iím a BNSF conductor and we are hearing word that
managers are going to have to make a choice. Manager or Union but you
can be a manager and keep
Your seniority. We were told CSX forced managers to choose their
manager job or seniority. Is this true ? I really donít feel like
getting bumped by 900 managers when they decide the union is a better
path.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years
Posted: 17 October 2018

Marvin Helms! We know you look on this site, call us immediately!

Name: Pention
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 17 October 2018

Sorry pal thatís as much as I can tell you,about the pay delay.

Name: Pention 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 17 October 2018

Hh implemented the program of contracting handling pention payments,for
bank to handle then he left. If my memory is right, it was for less
than a week that pay for everyone was held back. People ended up
bouncing checks they had written, loan money was not in bank on time,
it caused lots of problems for people. Cp had around thirty people in
the pention department. After Hh made his cuts,I think they where down
to like five employees.

Name: Pention
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 17 October 2018

Yes they did with hold pention checks also. The bank was contracted out
to handle pention right after Hh let. Everything handle threw the
pention department. It was a gong show for employees and pensioners.  Z

Name: Pot
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 17 October 2018

https://amp.cnn.com/cnn/2018/10/17/health/canada-legalizes-recreational-marijuana/index.html

Name: Canada pot now legal
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 17 October 2018

If your stresses out, you can now come to Canada buy legal pot and smoke
your brains out. Stress leave vacation in Canada!!

Name: getting real
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 16 October 2018

OTHER

WHO GIVES A SHIT! Quit begging the idiot to come back, or should I say
quit giving yourself an opening to come back!

Gentleman
No one is sleeping with anyone.  No woman in here right mind would want
anything to do with another railroader. One is bad enough without taking
on two especially one who is dumb enough to sleep with a bosses wife.

Tom... posting from Jacksonville server....really? Don't you have
anything better to do. Maybe your job?  Don't think they cant downsize
your office!

AS for your unions.... go corner your LC's. See just how much they can
really tell you about your current situation. They are left in the dark
just as much as you are. Keeps them on the ball and chain and unable to
take things by the reigns. Nothing better to a paid under the table
union than a bunch of undereducated reps who are fed just enough to
make them think they are important when they are really just pawns to
make the members think that someone is actually giving a rats butt
about what they want. SCAM!

Do yourself a favor.... report all FRA violations, demand rules
compliance from management, shop all defective equipment and if
necessary report all state violations of law to the proper departments.
Don't forget, OSHA has ears too.  The company doesn't care on single
bit about your agreement. If you haven't figured that out after
working for them for 6 months or more, then your just blind or just
really don't care. They do however worry about image. They count on
investors to make their money. They need customers. They do not need
bad publicity nor do they want attention drawn to them for breaking
local, state or federal laws.  
Use your heads for a change!

Name: Tom pitzen
E-mail: Yahoo.com
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 16 October 2018

Record profits at the earnings meeting..keep up the good work..the union
will negotiate you a 1 percent annual raise .. keeping all our great
work rules..# hourly rate off the table

Name: Trainmaster
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 16 October 2018

U little whining bitches...aint got a clue what WE are fixing to
do....dont let your dingel dong dangle in the dirt...it might get
stepped on it might get hurt.

Name: Gentlemen 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 16 October 2018

If you going to sleep with the managements women, because they are
lonely at least be a gentleman about it. Donít kiss and tell!!!

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

where that load mouth trainmaster we haven't heard nothing out of him
for couple of days did he craw back under his rock or is he just hiding
in the weeds like a little rat

Name: Hump master 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years
Posted: 16 October 2018

I just fucked the shit out of Trainmaster David Bensonís wife. His mom
is next. That dirty bitch.

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

Dang sure crawling around Bradenton Fla...and the rr bulls too..

Name: With holding money
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 15 October 2018

Foote is copying what Hh did  at CP. And Hh also delayed pention checks
it was done on purpose. But they where all told it was because of
computer glitch. But truth did come out they collect interest and
pissed every one off. Foote is repeating everything at CSX that Hh did
at cn cp. And foot is expecting by doing it this way the stock will
have the same results it did at cn cp. But with the correction with the
stock market, and the layout of CSX track, he will never get the same
results as Hh got in Canada. And he will take the frustrations out on
every one below him.  Watch your back,these fuckers are not human.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 15 October 2018

The company cocksuckers are at all the terminals 24 7 they call them
selves trainmasters and managers they will all screw over any one to
make a name for the selves including each other I don't know what
makes one group any worse then the next they can come in the take
tables and chairs and computers away throw away coffee makers and put
in there little metal picnic tables but are shifts end when we clock
out there on call and have no life and no friends and no family life
they get what the deserve for being such ass holes they claim I was
just following orders that defense has never worked and never will so
screw them and there lonely wife will screw around on them.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Yard Master, for 20-30 years
Posted: 15 October 2018

Cocksuckers in Eville tonite. Watch your backs.

Name: 310 to Yuma 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 15 October 2018

Yes Sir "Train Bastard"... your day is coming.... very soon.... for
getting the pink slip...wet behind the ears college boy.

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

I've been in the hotel for 35 hrs now.   I've managed to get drunk
twice, get laid once and I've rubbed 2 1/2 off.  Pornhub, YouTube and
the buffet across the street has helped the time pass. That's all

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

Seems that just about all who post on this website have big alligator
mouths.  But I bet in reality the same have small hummingbird balls
whenever real push comes to shove.

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

Good one

Are you brain dead?  You do know you posted to a company mole who is
not a trainmaster right. You do know that the moron is on here to bait
you because he is bored to death in his basement all by himself. Unless
you are that brain dead idiot and your just keeping argument up with
yourself to bait other worthless brain dead idiots.

Now back to the business at hand. they are working overtime to get rid
of the hotels. They have more flip trains on the table and word today
is they are going to be making big changes between the CE&D and
ST.Louis line.  Not sure what is going on with the short line that
bought the old Danville secondary but some of their crews said they
would get qualified to bring freight into Terre Haute and pick up.
Setting up pilots to qualify crews on the CE&D to handle Eville
freight. As long as we get paid it shouldn't matter what they do. Pay 
what is agreed upon on our trip rates and pay the out of route. They can
bottle kneck it or pile it up.... just show us the paycheck!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 14 October 2018

That rite those trainmasters and all those low level managers are the
company's first line of defense when shit goes wrong that's the only
reason they keep them around so they have a good supply of fall guys.

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

Tm 10-20

Hahaaaa!!!! You're in charge?!?! They have you buffaloed! You're not
even in charge of where you work or whether or not you have a job
tomorrow. This company gave you just enough authority to make a bad
name for yourself so when shit goes south, they can blame you for their
unethical behavior. 
I wouldn't put you in charge of a sandwich! And 10-20? Not likely.
Those guys are long gone, but if you've really been here as a tm for
that long, you're a bigger loser than what I originally thought you
were. You'd have to be a real pussy to let upper management push you
around for that long. In charge! Lol how cute!

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

Free speech, but I guess I was a little insensitive to some hoggers,
that might be experiencing the same thing. Some hoggers have not seen
there junk for long time because the boiler expanded with time.

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

Webmaster  

Do us all a favor and block this dumb ass!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 14 October 2018

You will run when we tell you to run you will jump when tell you to jump
like the knuckle dragging monkeys you are you think your charge just try
it and you will see the results so get your lazy ass to work and move
the trains like you are paid to and let it sink into your thick ape
skulls we are the ones running things and don't forget it.

Name: Smarter
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 14 October 2018

Lesson 101.

Ignore the ignorant morons who post the stupid worthless comments that
don't amount to a hill of beans. 
Now, start using your damn heads. It's the crews that have all the
power. Let the Tms and the cronies think what ever they want. They need
to feel justified. They want some recognition just like any one else.
The crews move the freight. END OF STORY! How fast you move it, switch
it, repair it, walk it or report it is up to you. If you have half a
brain then you know exactly what is being said. Do you run to impress
or do you take your time and work safely. Do you whine and cry or do
you just quietly smile as you see everything fall apart.  Do you worry
about things that you have no authority or right to butt into?  Do you
get a check every 2 weeks from running like hell or from walking
quietly and safely and smelling the roses on the way.
Use your damn heads. Walk softly, think outside of the box and use some
common sense.

Name: Train master supervisors
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 14 October 2018

Serious some of these trainmasters And  supervisors are better at giving
head than there wifeís.

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

I sure hope ole Hunter is having fun in Hell, Hopefully he's burning a
bit hotter than most.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 13 October 2018

These trainmasters and all the managers are nothing more than ass
kissing cool-laid drinking cock suckers who will sell anybody to make a
name for them selves they can all shove there tables and chairs up there
ass side ways none can be trusted and the worst are the ones that come
from the crafts once there in there I think they stop using common
since part of there brains and turn into total ass holes, they have
always used divide and conquer tactics and the worst part is it some
times works so bottom line let them be ass holes there going to be any
way and when your shift ends there's never does and that what they
deserve.

Name: To tm and supervisiors
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 13 October 2018

You trainmaster s and supervisors owe us guys, while your spending all
your time at work. We are saving your marriages buy keeping your,
ladies happy.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 13 October 2018

Since I got under so many peoples skin I will be back and always
remember you knuckle dragging monkeys we are the ones In charge and
your just thick headed apes that pull the wagon and where the ones that
run the wagon so have a safe csx day you monkeys.

Name: Iq trainmaster
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years
Posted: 12 October 2018

To get into military you have to haveI Q higher than 83. Second choice
trainmaster low I Q nepotism. Daddy got me the job as trainmaster   to
get me out of the house. I just have to look and sound professional,
any tough questions or decisions I call up dad and thatís how i  get my
answers. Works every time thatís how you get a job as trainmaster with I
Q under 83. On the rr. The higher ups know Iím borderline retarded, but
they owe my dad lots of favours. So I should be ok for a while!!!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 12 October 2018

Sounds like this trainmaster is just trying to bait every one on here he
must not have any thing better to do.

Name: Watchdog
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 12 October 2018

Posters 

We are trying to figure out which post has pissed the powers to be off.
This poser TM popped up the most in the last 48 hours. We think he's
just posting to his other personalities to throw you off. Scroll back
through the post. Has to be a clue what set their mole off. My guess
it's all the talk about new operating plans. Everyone in the public is
already aware of the abuse and intimidation. Every single family member
of every single railroaded is very aware of the recent behavior at all
terminals. Got any idea which burr got under their saddle?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 12 October 2018

One this is certain where not working you pricks hard enough if you have
so much energy left to come on here and cry about the truth where in
charge and will always be and you monkeys will always do what your told
and that's the end of it.

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

TM

If you do have a college education.  One thing is for certain. It's
not in English.

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

Tarainmaster 

You're a fucking unicorn.   Where I'm from the craft employees are
the ones who have trades, a college education and are veterans.  I'm
all three like a lot of my Union brothers.   I'm willing to bet
you're a habitual liar.

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

Hey Trainmaster,

Bring your little ď Yes BoyĒ ass over here and try me face-to-face,    
 Youíll Be Sorry you ever met me.  I could easily play lost and found
with your Jaw.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 12 October 2018

one thing we have that you don't are degrees and can get work any where
who going to need you knuckle dragging monkeys down the road have a safe
day and get your ass back to work and remember your place in the this
zoo we are the ones in charge and let that sink in to your thick ape
like skulls.

Name: Hoorah
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 12 October 2018

We're going to bend the gnome over and shove our train swap up his ass.

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

Trainmasters/PTI drivers/janitors/coffee makers/dicksuckers

You're correct, we are just a program away from not operating.   And
how does this make your position secure?   RR functions fine or better
when you cunts are off.  CSX has no reason to keep you now would have
less reason to keep you suckasses then.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 12 October 2018

Look in the mirror your all the knuckle dragging monkeys where the ones
who run this zoo your all just soft ware away from being replaced so
remember your place and who is in charge.

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

Csx is trying  to convince the public that there is only one person
needed on a train to operate safely.  It's ironic csx also believes
that both crew members should be on the ground watching passing trains.
Per System Notice.    It's not if but when some poor railroader is
crushed by a derailment or decapitated from flying debris.  Whosoever
put this in place should be imprisoned and their assets divided among
relatives. 
Just when your convinced management couldn't be any more foolheaded. 
They prove you wrong.

I've came up with a 10 suggestions thay may get someone a bonus.

1.employee provided snowshoes to replace our spikes.
2.lanterns will be replaced with employee provided torches.
3.employee provided milk jugs to be filled prior to going on duty.
4.employee provided cell phones to replace radios

5.parking meters installed system wide

6.use of KOA campgrounds in lieu of hotels.

7.vending style toilets.
8. trainman calls the engineer for duty
9. trainman fuels engines
10. maximum 1 bag per crew member (trains are already operating over
tonnage)

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

Hey Trainmaster,

Answer me this,    When you go to the airport whatís sets off the metal
detector first the lead in your ass or the shit in your brains???

Name: To trainmaster
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years
Posted: 12 October 2018

Train master your wife told me, just lay back and you will like it!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 12 October 2018

Just do as your told and Like IT...knuckle draggers

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 12 October 2018

you pricks can bitch all you want we are the ones in charge and you do
as we say or you can hit the street get it through your little pee
brains we can do what ever we want when we want and there not a thing
you or your bought and payed for union will do about that so like it is
said when you eat a shit sandwich chew swallow and repeat and you will
remember your place.

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

Big rumor going around jacksonville... company next year going to TRY
outsourcing  1/4 of of all north division car repair.

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

Nastyville sucks

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

Cn in Canada is contracting mechanical work out, decreasing car and
locomotive staff. Footes old stomping ground. Iím sure he will do the
same thing at CSX.

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

Whoever this guy is, he was a Marine

Name: Hoorah
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 11 October 2018

Evansville North you're screwed.   You girls are about to get bent
over.

Name: Hoorah
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 11 October 2018

Evansville North you're screwed.   You girls are about to get bent
over.

Name: Employee share holders
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 11 October 2018

It does not matter how much the stock rallies, you do not lose or make
money till you sell it.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 11 October 2018

Willard will be next

Name: Little Birdie Says
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 11 October 2018

Hit squad in Louisville tonight for 3rd shift!! Watch out!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 11 October 2018

trainmasters going around telling everyone that this regime is no joke,
they will make sure these plans work.  1 hour depart times, meet and
turn, etc.. Did we get a new regime? we're talking about the same
regime that failed at block swapping, shut yards down just to open them
back up ( not all but Nashville, Avon ) etc. Closed the Engine house
down in avon, its opening back up now.. what happen to that plan? and
this morning was laughable. I dont know if one train made it out within
3 hours, some 6 hours, and i think one road train was re crewed in the
yard...  They are so short handed on power and depend on in bound
power. If one thing goes wrong they are doomed for hours. Another
jackass trying to re invent the wheel..

Name: Railroadtie68
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for 20-30 years
Posted: 11 October 2018

After working for NSF for 4 years i jumped to C ock Sucking X and am now
retired and loving it. I have to say it sucks to see whats going on with
the new leadership,but i am glad i brought all those CSX shares when
they were cheap! To the new regime karma is a bitch just look at what
happened to Harrison. You just can't go fucking up peoples lives to
make yourself richer in this world without paying for it because there
is always a price.

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

FYI if your on strike or out of service and you know itís going to be
for awhile. And you donít have the same money coming it. You can go to
your bank and explain your situation and most times they will let you
pay just the interest on loan or mortgage. And the banks are happy and
it does not affect your credit rating. Another thing I did was call the
credit card company I was at 19%. Told them I needed a lower rate or I
would get different credit card company. Well they took interest rate
to 11% took five minutes of my time.

Name: CSX-UP Merger
E-mail: bobdozier@up.com
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 11 October 2018

There's already behind the scenes merger talks. And Mantel Ridge wants
to bring in the entire CSX leadership team, and wipe-out the entire UP
crooks, only retain Sanborn.
Wall Street is betting on a merger within the next year.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 11 October 2018

Invest : that is the ultimate goal: communism... bnsf norfolk southern
and Canadian national plus top bottom half of kansas city southern to
merge... union Pacific.. Csx.. canadian pacific and top half of kansas
city southern too merge..

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

Any news from  the DEKRA survey?   I suspect CSX brass didn't like the
findings so it was trashed.   Now there are managers going around
terminals asking crews what they're doing wrong.  Why are employees
disgruntled?   CSX just ask your Union puppets for the answers you want
to hear.

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

Exactly we need 1 union representing T&E.    Instead these motherfuckers
join with truck drivers and sheet metal workers.

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

invest:

Yeah, understand what you posted.  Have seen a lot of things that
I never thought I'd see, so..........

Name: invest
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 10-20 years
Posted: 10 October 2018

Cond 30

Take more than the STB to allow that. It would create a major monopoly
across all class 1 railroads. It would take the POTUS stepping in and
allowing such a major move. We're talking about control of US commerce
freight! Setting shipping charges, fuel charges, etc. The guidelines
would have to be strict as hell and complete transparency of all
business deals would have to be out there.   CSX and complete
transparency????  Just like when they shoved the grain shippers on the
back burner to show favoritism to the oil shippers and denied it ever
happened. Really? 

LOL!LOL!LOL!LOL!

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

Yeah, 
UP/CSX merger.  BNSF/NS merger.  1st heard that stuff yrs. ago.
Maybe that and or similar will happen, maybe the STB won't allow it. 
Guess we'll see eventually.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 09 October 2018

Union Pacific CSX to merge in next 3 years.

Name: Management fall guys
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 09 October 2018

Management under the ceo are the fall guys, for the ceo to be able to
avoid the responsibility of being fined or jailed. The management that
encourages taking short cuts to speed up the operations of the railroad
know they are taking a chance. And if something happens injury death,
damage to equipment and infrastructure falls   on that manager. Which
leaves him in a position to be fined or jailed and fired . The ceo gets
to play stupid as to say he had no knowledge of the way that manager
took short cuts and did not do his due diligence set out by company
policy. The ceo is the Teflon Don. And these managers are more than
willing,to put themselves in this position, as scape goats. And doing
this just for the title of manager and gratification  from his
superiors.

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

I guess theyíll be called Tardmasters ,,,, LOL

Name: MF Conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 09 October 2018

Trainmaster with less than a year:
Yes, you donít pay anyone.  We do our job, you fire us anyway, you will
lie, cheat, steal, demean and berrate to get us fired.  Doesnít matter
to you, because you are not worthy of what I scrape off the bottom of
my boot.  You are a loser.  At least I work for a living.

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

To Trainmaster:

You don't pay anybody. So back and hide in the bushes.

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

So....
Most yardmasters act\operate like they're officials anyway.

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

The company is finally doing something smart. Yardmaster are now being
trained to do trainmaster duties. Eliminating the Trainmasterís. Lower
level management is getting kicked in the balls now. Hehehe . Howís it
feel now ladies?

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

CSX is not the only rr victim of hedge fund hacks. They strip the
company down to bare,bones and donít leave till nothing left to profit
from. Until  they cash in there share and move on expect more of the
same. The next ceo will have to try and build CSX from employee moral
infrastructure everything. Went threw it with Hh he was an animal. Best
of luck to you all. Shitty way to earn a living now at rr.

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

Talledega , roll tide = FMLA .........send a drone over that .

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

If your a conductor and your not a 100% sure of what your job
responsibilities are then you better take a refresher course, or maybe
find another job. If there was an accident there because of your
willingness to neglect your due diligence. And the company allows you
to work. The company is liable, could be sued and criminally charged as
well as the conductor.  Iíve been an rr for 35 years and it is
unbelievable that you inept conductors where not weeded out during your
probation period. You have your rule books and you can and have the time
to refer to them if your not sure of yourself. You conductors  that are
lazy are making a good case for the company to go to one person crews.
Try and find a job outside of the rr that pays as good as conductor
get. I donít feel sorry for lazy people that lose there jobs. Your paid
good money to know and do your job. Smarten up!

Name: Conductor due diligence 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 08 October 2018

I will keep this short, conductors that do not want to do there due
diligence of inspecting his train after emergency application. Should
not worry what the company will do to you. If there is death injury
,environment , hazard because you refused to properly do your job. You
are most likely to be charged with criminal negligence,and if found
guilty you will suffer the consequences of the law.

Name: UP Runaway
E-mail: coverup@up.com
Employed as: Crew Dispatcher, for 30+ years
Posted: 08 October 2018

UP Accident:

Any rumors of a cover-up taking place already? The rumor is that the
UP and FRA is covering up the negligent [over] tonnage amount on the
train, and numerous reports of reported failures of dynamic braking on
two of the locomotives.

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

Not a suck

Your absolutely right. We all know who these guys are. Did you know you
can bring charges against another member for deliberately violating the
union agreements. Both conductors and engineers have the right. Hell,
any craft can do it.
We got a guy just like that who cries and bitches every single time he
gets forced to do something he doesn't like and its an agreement
violation. He runs his mouth and puts his claims in then he turns right
around and kisses ass and does just what you posted. He comes in and
works a cushy job for extra money when he isn't supposed to be
working. Deliberately breaks the union agreement rules to get what he
wants then has the balls to turn around and bitch when he feels
violated. Worthless piece of crap. As far as Im concerned he is a
disgrace to any of us who actually try and follow our union agreements.
We have more right to file claims and raise hell about  being violated
than any of those self serving hypocrites!  We need to get rid of all
of them. See how well they do then they don't have a union to back
them any more.

Name: Trainmaster
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 08 October 2018

Shut your damn pie holes...already about tables and chairs you spoiled
over paid lazy ass's.....get out there and do your damn job like WE
pay you too..... shut your mouth follow the rules and do your job !!!!

Name: MF Conductor 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 08 October 2018

This company is the worst place I have ever worked for.  CSX breeds an
environment of fear and loathing.  The employee doesnít matter, you are
just a hinderance to CSX making money.  CEOs and stockholders read this?
 So what!  Theu give a rats ass even less than corporate.  If you donít
curse we will be taken more seriously?  Get real.  No one on here will
be taken seriously.  Never have been bro.  This site is an outlet, to
vent and comisserate.  Nothing more.  I have $43,000 in claims not paid
bu CSX.  ďNowĒ they are gonna take us serious?  Funny.  Look, if you are
a CEO or investor in CSX, you are worrhless and you have no honor or
ethical base.  Soon, you will know my name, but by then you will have
permission to kiss my rear end.  Corporate is very lucky there has not
been a national incident yet.  Your employees are way past pissed off
about being treated as garbage.  The most dangerous man in the world is
the one whom has nothing left to lose.  Have a nice day.

Name: NOT A SUCK!
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 07 October 2018

BLET!!!!


You know the SSI agreement!

Observance of rest days by WR pools is MANDATORY. You know the only way
an engineer can work his off days is if he is already forced to take 2
RSIA days off and they have to be in the same JAD week. He has to turn
his rest days off in advance too.

So you tell us how in the hell supervisors are calling guys at home on
their days off and asking them to come into work when they haven't
already had 2 days off! How in the hell do they pull that off.
Shouldn't it say they aren't supposed to be called in the CMC system?
How the hell do they get them a ticket. 
Its bullshit that people are losing jobs and these guys come in and
break the rules. Its bullcrap too that supervisors are calling them!
I come in and work and get forced to go drag in trains after I've been
gone for 2 days at the hotel and then the thieves take the tickets away!
Rob you blind. That's bullcrap! I want the money these sucks are
getting for working illegally! Its time things started getting a little
more fair around here. I'm not going to be a suck to get my pay that I
rightfully deserve. If Im not getting paid then these guys who come in
illegally shouldn't either!

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

FELA = One small injury and you too could be living the life of a
millionaire, thanks CSX !!!! Oh, and fuck all you cocksucker
trainmasters ,road foreman pricks back in EVANSVILLE, especially the
ones who are back rotting on the trains. Guess who got the last laugh.

Name: Blacksmith
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 10-20 years
Posted: 06 October 2018

It's like Grand pa.... always told me...He would rather have a sister
in a whore house than a Brother in production...

Name: Brake shoe 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 20-30 years
Posted: 06 October 2018

BRO...'SS..LETS STICK IT TOO THEM WHITE COLLAR BASTERDS.....

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for 30+ years
Posted: 06 October 2018

Small stuff

Dead on.   They can take their tables, chairs, vending machines, coffee
maker, microwave, printers etc..etc... And stick it right up Foote's
ass.    95% of salaried employees are cunts.    If I'm on the property
I'm getting paid.

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

Donít sweat the small stuff people. Let them take table and chairs and
computers. Like I said before your at work to make money not friends.
It is companies way to rattle the membership. Everyone is in such a
hurry to get home that you are leaving money on the table. Bill CSX for
every minute you are on the property, time is money, donít give CSX five
minutes of your time for free. Ten minutes here half hour there in one
years time it adds up to a lot of money in your pocket. Donít get mad
get compensated, your worth every penny. Management are salaried they
get nothing for there extra time. Foote is going to be lite on the
bonuses for management because he is going to keep bonus money for top
guys. You can legally bill for every minute your on the property take
advantage of it.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Engine repair, for N/A
Posted: 05 October 2018

they can take there tables and chairs and shove them up there cool-laid
company sucking ass cross ways it only proves how few cards they have
left to play and if this don't prove to the suck ass that are going
the extra mile and running and busting there ass for these pricks you
are a complete idiot and deserve this bull shit and keep running for
that little prick one arm man those that have deal with him know who he
is.

Name: 3:10  to Yuma
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 05 October 2018

Csx is suing norfolk southern in Virginia...you cant make this shit
up...comedy show gets better by the day

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

Ok people try not to get mad. One computer stand in line like they want
you to. Put in for your pay right to the minute, and compensate
yourself for waiting. Donít run be safe walk,the more people run the
more jobs they will cut. They are measuring how much more production
they can get out of an employee. This is a fact went threw it itís time
to stick together and all do the same thing. Yes your going to have the
teachers pets that will run. But they will not be able to keep it up.
Play there game but donít run follow rules and regulations. If they
think your fucking them by following the rule. Tell CSX to change the
rules. Sooner or later CSX management gets frustrated because they only
have so much control. Remember they where sheep Foote told them there
lions now, and want them to go that extra mile for CSX without
compensation.

Name: Chairs
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 05 October 2018

It's the division manager giving the orders, but it's just a repeat of
hh bullshit. All crew rooms are to look the same, same colors, nothing
on the walls, one single table, one computer, one printer. 
I think the cosmetic thing is to make it look presentable for future
buyers. 
The table and chair thing is that they believe that you should go right
to work and not sit down. Read your orders on the engine, they say. The
company is required to give us a table for lunch. If it wasn't for
that, they wouldn't even have one. Even places where they had a longer
table, they replaced them with shorter ones so no one could sleep on it,
and they are all to be in the center of the room so no one can lean
against the wall while sitting. 
It's a bunch of bullshit intimidation tactics. They are also throwing
away conference room furniture and management office furniture just to
replace it all with uniform, matching furniture that's the same as all
other managers offices, ect

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

CP 
Had a tm come in once years ago and take a Tv out of our crew room. It
wasn't owned by the company. TM broke it when he tossed it in
dumpster. Guy who owned it called his lawyer and was going to sue the
guy for damages and was going to charge him with stealing. They came up
with money to save his ass. Too bad the chairs didn't belong to an
employee.

Name: CP tables
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 05 October 2018

Itís all part of there program. When Hh was at cp they took tables
chairs. Our personal coffee maker and radio threw them in the garbage.
Like I said Foote is doing the same thing they did with us at cp and
cn. Next they will have managers and office staff running the trains
and repairing cars. Because they will say they are short staffed just
like they did here.

Name: Mechanical
E-mail: 
Employed as: Engine repair, for 20-30 years
Posted: 05 October 2018

T&E 

Some guy from Cincinnati came to yard and took our chairs too. No one
knows his name. Somebody has to know who started this whole mess. Any
idea who made this crazy decision? Someone has to be in control of this
intimidation.

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

To make it simple CSX stock is bullish. Going up on the charts each
quarterly earnings improving. And operating ration at a record low. As
long as this trend continues expect being whipped and treated like shit
in days to come. But CSX has to be carefull not have to many employees
in the penalty box. Because someone has to run the trains.  The greed
mentality means, the hardships will be bared by the employees. I donít
know how much more cutting they can do. At the same time UP is hiring
and buying equipment which increased there operating ratio. But UP is
looking at the future growth. To opposite stradigies, moving over to UP
from CSX is always an option.

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

These cool aid  sucking managers, have to have failed audits and show
what they have done to increase production. Table and chair removal is
all some of these sheep can come up with. Foote must laugh when a
manager reports his contribution of removing tables and chairs to
increase production. It looks so childish that itís not even funny.
This is the managements mind set and reality. They mean business lol
sheep that think they are lions.

Name: !
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 04 October 2018

Hey LCS 

TM said they were taking chairs to goodwill. GOODWILL!  LOL!  Maybe we
should go buy them back and tell them where they came from and why! Why
don't you call your frickin international reps and get this shit under
control.  Do something for once in your miserable life as a so called
union rep!

Name: Nottaking it
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 04 October 2018

FOOTE 

Your Nazi hit squad came in and took the rest of our chairs out of our
crew room. We are left with a park bench that sits 6 people. There will
be more than 6 people coming in to get trains and some will be waiting
to get power or their trains that are not ready. I had 2 wait over an
hour for my train. If I have to stand over 30 minutes with no place to
sit not only will I file ethics charges against you but I will call the
Csx medical department and the state health department. Then I will call
the USDOT and lodge a complaint. I'm checking into any other law that
protect workers in the workplace against abuse. Let's not forget craft
discrimmination.  You think your games are funny. Just remember you
started this.

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

We couldn't pull off a strike even if we wanted. too many people out
here are for themselves and themselves only. This Place abuses/
doesn't honor the contract. blocks personal days, personal business
days. treats you like shit. talks to you like shit. will put a target
on your back for following the rules ( when it slows down production)
but charge you when they need a failure.. Breaking down the moral day
by day. taking pay from you for un known reasons. list goes on. Yet
there's guys doing them favors. and busting their ass for this place.
doesn't have to be obvious lay down but my god.. why would anyone want
to help this place out?? I feel like half the people I work with has
battered woman syndrome. seriously

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Engine repair, for N/A
Posted: 04 October 2018

beware of the one arm man he is out there trying to make a name for him
self but there is only one name for this prick ass hole creep he drank
the Kool laid and thinks he going to get ahead by being a jerk to every
one he will one have his day and it cant come soon enough.

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

Foote is no genius, he is just repeating everything Hh did at cp and cn.
And hoping for the same results with the stock. CSX track layout total
different than Canadaís two straight tracks coast to coast. Foote has a
team of sheep that now all think they are lions. When mantle and Foote
move on all these managers will fold like cheap suits and will want to
be buds again with employees. But karma is a bitch!!!!

Name: Advise lunchroom lawyer
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 03 October 2018

With this regime and hit team. Follow all the rules and manuals set out
by CSX and goverment. And if they fire you it is had for them to make a
case against you following there regulations. Most do follow the rules
that is why they are pulling people out for minor stuff. But it is not
warranted to fire a person permanently. Maybe a week or so at home
sends the message. And CSX knows they donít have a pot to piss in if it
went in front of arbitrator or court judge. Do what your required to do,
donít give them any reason to tag you. And you will ride out the storm.
I was tagged a couple of times it was stress-full, but in the end I got
the last laugh time off with full pay. The only thing they have to
rattle and control the masses is there discipline, which is weak and
childish at most. Ride out the nonsense, over time they will figure out
they need people sitting in the cab not at home.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Engine repair, for N/A
Posted: 03 October 2018

The one arm man is on his little war path in that little yard in great
lakes division he is nothing but a car man that couldn't make it and
was made a manager after he drank the HH Kool-laid his bull shit will
one day come to an end and if there is any justice he will be on the
out side looking in and that day will not come soon enough.

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

Hh fired everyone he wanted for nothing at cn cp, just like they are
doing at CSX. If your a victim of it files wrongful dismissal grievance
and sit back donít worry. Enjoy your time off. The people that where
fired a majority all got there jobs back with back pay. The arbitrator
seen threw the BS Hh was doing. Hh had a fit and refused to pay
employees back pay, but he had no choice. And since Hh left cn cp they
are still trying to hire people because they cut so deep. CP had
managers and office staff running trains. CSX is on a campaign to get
operating ratio down to jack up share prices. Once they feel stock has
peaked they will sell and leave CSX.

Name: New hires
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 02 October 2018

CSX stradigy is to fire senior men that have maximum benefits like
annual vacation etc. Train the new people they have minimum vacation
time etc. And can be moved all over the place. And brainwash them right
out of the box. CSX does not want senior people teaching new hires bad
habits.  In earlier posts I said better put the sell phone away, if you
donít you will be doing the company a favour. They can fire you with
cause, I would leave the phone in my car and not even have it on my
person. If you carry phone your setting yourself up.

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

Trump is the reason unemployment is at an 18 year low right now!

Name: To management 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 02 October 2018

Your wifeís are so sick and tired of you coming home and telling them
how important you are to CSX. A group of us guys are tired of servicing
these neglected lonely women. You better start looking after it at home.
Or some of you will be paying child support and alimony. And in some
cases for kids that are not yours but you think they are. Your so
wrapped up at CSX how important you are that cup cake has a whole
private life without your knowledge. And some of the pictures they have
posted seeking men is unbelievable. Wake up!!!!

Name: Good Ol' Boy
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years
Posted: 02 October 2018

The layoffs are coming, the layoffs are coming!

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

I drank beer I like beer

Name: To trainmaster
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 02 October 2018

Trainmaster you call us gangsters and bitches. The bitches you should be
watching is your old lady making time with us. Your bitches like the bad
boys and do things with us that they would never do with you because
they know your a  beta male. If you only new!

Name: Rogue Railroader
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 01 October 2018

You guys just vote TRUMP 2020...

Name: Roalroader gone Rogue
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 01 October 2018

You suck azzs are sayin the same old shit as last week , last month,
last year...hell since 2006.what a bunch of suckers.I dont work there
any more and I cpuld careless about their money , vaction days personal
days stock awards demand days or personal business days.you dumb azzs
are living a nightmare of your own creation get the f*** out of there.
Like I said before in 10 years you dummies are still going to be
complaining about the same thing while they at the company and the
union laugh at you there's plenty of work out here start putting in
applications

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

WTF!

Must be in the water at roselake. People dumpster diving, supervisors
lying trough their teeth, wrong car wrong trains, excepted cars, cover
up after cover up.  This is just getting too deep!

Name: Idiot
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 29 September 2018

You are one of our piss ant puppets. You are one of our lower grade
supervisors that likes to keep trouble brewing. Do you want to hear the
true? Here it is. We are cutting your mileage down or off, we are giving
you auto per terminal to slash costs. We are watching your every move so
we can cut our cost. If you over claim on your reimbursements, then a
red flag is thrown and we will fire you for padding our payroll. If you
are a supervisor, then you better be worried about your job. Just do
your job with common sense and everything will be fine. But, steal from
us and pay the price. Fact 



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

Hello. I am a stock holder in CSX.  Is the rumor true that CSX is
selling out to the Chinese?  We have been hearing rumors now for
weeks.
 Supposedly the Chinese are planning to take over all operations with
their own people.  The Chairman of Alibaba is supposedly going to be
the new CSX chairman.  He is known for slashing workforce labor.  He
is
also supposedly going to invest billions in Railroad technology to
make
it more cost effective to ship his goods.  Any truth to the takeover
story?

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

My advise to all rr that are still working. I would defer any large
purchases, till after mantle leaves CSX. I would be saving as much
money as possible as a buffer. To carry you threw the uncertain times.
If you have a wife that like to spend your money, start a separate bank
account in your name and save as much as possible.

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

KARMA


It says man power permitting.  They always have a shortage and that
phrase in thrown all over the agreement to let the carrier refuse to
use it. What it is going to take is something serious to happen like
someone's kid needing to be taken into the hospital or a serious
emergency to happen at home and they wont let you use personal
business. It will take something bad enough that you can file charges
against crew management and the company and get a local agency
involved. Remember, we are not a government owned agency. we are a
private corporation. We have state and local as well as federal rights
in our pockets. Let it get out to the local press what's happening. 
The company can not break the law or put any single employee or his
family members in harms way. but then after not letting a man dead head
home when his dad is in the hospital dying just says they will push the
man to the limit.  its just a matter of time before Karma does rear its
 ugly head.

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

https://www.firstcoastnews.com/video/news/local/consumer/on-your-side/flurry-of-lawsuits-against-csx-claim-working-conditions-caused-cancer/77-8143826

Name: Ben Dover
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 28 September 2018

Karma? I just read your post. Does this sound familiar?

THEY CAN DO THAT!!! I'm sick of hearing that phrase.

I'm not even sure why I pay union dues anymore. I never thought in
a million years I would say this, but, I'm leaning towards right to
work state. Opt out of paying union dues. When people opt out it is a
direct reflection on their elected union officials. If they do their
jobs then that equates to more dues paying members...PTI has better
representation than we do. And remember the union is still required to
represent you or they are subjected to lawsuits!

Name: 3:10  to Yuma
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 28 September 2018

Lumberton north carolina got to see first hand.... courtesy and
professionalism... CSX Style !!!!.. i have and many of u on here....
have seen it since 1986....

Name: Karma
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 28 September 2018

CSXT is denying it's locomotive Engineer's system wide the ability to
mark off Personal Business once a pay half manpower permitting.  This
is a direct violation of Article 45, C.  The CMC manager has stated
directly that regardless of manpower availability, they aren't
granting Personal Business anymore.

   This manpower shortage created by Upper management due to this
company being ran by a Hedge fund investor doesn't supersede the
agreement.  I'm curious if the BLE is gonna do something about this,
or just roll over like usual? Sure would be nice if we could strike.

Name: Banks
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 28 September 2018

Most banks and credit card companies use Indian call centres. For the
cost of one American employee. They get four in India.

Name: Indian
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years
Posted: 27 September 2018

Like many companies have done, CSX is contracting out certain
responsibilities to companies in Indian. Going to save millions!!

Name: Near future
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years
Posted: 27 September 2018

I got a glimpse of future, rr central control centre. Close terminal
yard offices and there is going to be one nerve centre to control the
whole system. Wifi link to locomotives, you will have train orders etc.
Via wifi. Lots of tm etc gone, mechanical to take on new
responsibilities that yard office did. Office staff going to take big
hit. !!!!

Name: Eng
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 27 September 2018

CSX 

Make up your mind once and for all. Is a loaded pipe train a unit train
or not!!!  Work order has nothing on it restricting it to 50. The
definition of a unit train by your bulletins you printed says it's not
a unit train. You got SUPERVISORS saying it is then saying it isnt. This
is bull. You program the PTC with 60 mph then it tries to update it to
50.  Someone needs to make a damn decision. I know this question has
been out there for over 6 months.  Typical csx behavior. Just ignore
the issue and charge someone with crap later.  Come on! make a damn
decision!

Name: Cell phone
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 27 September 2018

CSX looks the other way on cell phone use, when it benefits them. But
there could be that one situation and employee they want to fire. And
by that person getting fired it shows they are enforcing the rules
regarding cell phones. Your playing Russian roulette with your job!!!!

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

Oprd 

Your wasting your time. If a person doesnt know the difference between
a railroad supplied and personal device then their too stupid to be out
here in tbe first place. Most do. They just chose to ignore it because
what ever they are doing conveniences them. Most want the TO working so
they can blame any train problems on it. Therefore they will use their
phones if it isn't working. Company will turn their heads and no one
will ever be charged for contacting the TO help desk. If they are and
tbey fight it then the company will be exposed and have to fix the
problem with not being able to talk to the TO help desk on the engine
radio. They aren't going to spend the money or take the time to do
that unless they go one man crew. Even then they won't spend the
money. Just tell you to use your phone. Everyone knows this. Breaking a
rule is always fine when it conveniences the company.

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

Yes there are people that have no shame. Itís amazing how the membership
votes all these corrupt people into the union. Well soon they will be
all management. Sounds like you would be much better off without a
union. And you could at least save your monthly dues. Iím sure the
working conditions would be much better and fairer without a union. You
can start the ball rollng to decertify. Good luck.

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

Iím speaking from my personal experiences of being in a rr job for
thirty five years. And the union came threw for me and saved my job,
threw arbitration. The process I went threw with arbitration I found to
be very fair. The arbitrator is neutral until he hears all the fact, no
prejudices against either side. Iím not going to accuse anyone of wrong
doing unless I have 100% proof. Do some of the wrong people get voted
into a union position are they self serving yes I witnessed that. But
they get voted out in a hurry by members. Tell me what system is
perfect? I know I got my monies worth from the union I paid into.If
your fired for cause and it is serious, yes your going to have a big
fight trying to get your job back 50/50 chance. The only thing I can
suggest is you step up to the plate and run for a union position to try
and make the improvements you think should be done.

Name: Cypress Hill ....
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 26 September 2018

Roll it up light it up.....smoke it up.....exhale

Name: Union
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 26 September 2018

When Hh took over CP he fired people for any little thing, his managers
where given the power to fire anyone on the spot without getting
confirmation from labour relation of cp. 87 percent of employee that
where fired where returned to work with back pay, by an arbitrator. The
arbitrator seen the pattern of the company, for wrongful discipline. The
union did a very good job for the membership. These people that trash
the union are not, familiar with the system in my view. In the end
firing people with out cause is just bulling members, to instill fear,
instead of honouring the collective agreement. If you dislike the union
shop that much go work in the private sector. You live in one of the
most free counties in the world. If you hate your job that much maybe
its  time for a change.

Name: To conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 26 September 2018

Listening to your scenerio about hogger representing the conductor. The
engineer if off the clock is paid by the union. At a local level the
rep is a witness to the statement and can guide the employee thatís on
the mat with advice. If that conductor is fired now his case is dealt
with at the national level, and by law the union has to represent that
member. And the national union rep. Is not paid by the company,he is
paid by the union dues. And most cases go in front of an arbitrator who
makes the final decisions.

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

There's a dumbass in Terre Haute who thinks he's a trainmaster.  I
know for a fact that piece of shit wont be here much longer.

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

By far the most evil people I have ever worked for.

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

Foote and mantle still will cut many more jobs till end of 2020, or
mantle could just bail once they figure the shares have peaked. With
this regime itís not about running a railroad. Itís about how much
money they can get out of CSX then leave.  I donít think a lot of you
understand that. Employees rights infrastructure customers, is
secondary with this regime. Your not going to fix anything with a hedge
fund group they are raiders of capital, then they move onto next victim
company.

Name: loco 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 25 September 2018

Loco 20-30

Those loop holes are not put in there to create interpretation. Why in
the hell should any agreement be set up with language that allows
difference of opinion and room for a battle over interpretation. Its
not hard to write an agreement with flat out terms.

It is written so the carrier can find a loop hole to get out of a bind
when they have manpower shortages. The last thing they can afford is to
stop the movement of U.S. freight because they don't have the manpower
to do it. Did we all not see what happened when HH came in and
downsized and messed up the entire system. Customers weren't served.
The feds had to step in. Excuses were made. One blah blah excuse after
another. If they were forced to honor the agreement and keep ex boards
filled with enough men to handle the anticipated mark offs then there
wouldn't be a problem. If they had enough people to give a descent
number of personal day slots and vacation day slots there wouldn't be
as many people marking off other ways. How about the Personal business
days we can never get. The availability policy is a joke and people are
afraid of getting to many points accumulated but they still have a
shortage according to them. They created this entire mess and the
unions let them do it. They let them slide through when they are short
by using one of those "sucker" word article to find someone to work
then come back and pretend they are settling it with them when in
reality they are not! If it was settled it would have been done years
ago and the language would have been cleaned up. Don't be a fool.
Anyone with half a brain knows why this is happening and why. The
unions are not batting 100% for the members.

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

QUESTION?

I have almost 7 years on the railroad and my wife has never really
worked and has recently became disabled and does not have enough
credits for social security disability. Can she get railroad disability
through me ?

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

I think the union for every craft should have a committee to start at
page 1 of the collective agreement, and find these sucker words in the
contract. Then go to labour relations and try to get, the wording
amended. If CSX does not want to address it. Then the union can tell
CSX it will be on the table the next contract. And could be the
difference of getting new contract or not. But dealing with the Foote
regime is going to be very difficult, mantle and gang have no respect
for agreements unless it benefits the company.  They want the union to
do all the giving and CSX will do all the taking.Its an uphill fight
with Foote and friends.  They canít move a train without the worker
beeís, down the road maybe time to play hard ball.

Name: To eng and brothers
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 25 September 2018

My thirty five years on the rr,year after year there where sucker words
in every collective agreement. When I took my LC training I was told to
watch out for sucker words. But then every contract the members vote to
accept the contract with all the sucker words threw out the agreement.
If the membership  told the company and union we will not vote until
these sucker words are amended and removed from the collective
agreement. But as usual the company puts a prize at the start of
negotiations, and everyone focuses on the prize. It is the membership
that votes these contracts in, because no one reads the agreements or
cares. There are forms to fill out to amend this language but again no
one cares. They just want the prize then they read the agreement only
when they are affected by it. And are amazed the language still stands
in the agreement. Demand changes before you sign off on the agreement
or nothing changes.  The membership holds all the power, if you are all
on the same page.

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

In the past most rr where passionate about there job. Did not matter
what craft you where in. People looked forward to going to work in a
friendly environment. Now that these hedge fund people take over they
have destroyed a hundred year culture and rule threw fear and
intimidation, and accept there way as normal.  Shame on the ceo and his
henchmen, Iím a strong believer in Karma it works in mysterious ways.
You have created an atmosphere where no one cares other than putting in
a shift without getting fired, and the employees will not forget how you
have treated them.

Name: Conductor 30+
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 25 September 2018

30+ conductor your just a manager scared of claims and grievances put in
on your watch, that is why your anti union!!!!

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

CSX still has to address all the claims before them, time and energy.
Your lucky you are happy with the way things are if you never have to
submit one.

Name: Behaviour modification 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 24 September 2018

Thatís right folks keep filing grievances and claims. Maybe management
might get the message to stop violating our contracts, and change there
disrespectful behaviour towards the membership. We are the hard working
backbone of this company. Until they start being good boys and girls,
keep putting those claims and grievances in. Paper is cheap these days
we wonít run out.

Name: Read here
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 24 September 2018

Well buddy in my thirty five years on rr I was fired once and held out
of service twice. The union got my job back and the times I was held
out, I was paid in full for my lost wages. My cost a few dollars a
month. I got more back from the union than I paid in. Now if I was in
the private sector and had to hire a lawyer would of cost me thousands
of dollars to represent me will no guarantees of the out come. If you
do not like paying union dues go work in the private sector pal.

Name: Exrep
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 24 September 2018

Read 

Your right. Its black and white but there are loop holes out the arss.
Pay close attention. It gives the carrier the ability to manipulate the
articles. The engineers agreement is just as bad. If you want to win a
claim you'll have to twist and manipulate the articles the same way
the company does. Just one big joke.

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

pro union, APE, for 1-10 years:

Boy, can sure relate to the things in that post. 
Hard to know where all the ignorant morons come from.

Over the yrs., I collected thousands of dollars in penalty claims.
Sure, most that were submitted, even correctly, -  was a while before
they were paid.   And if/when a claim(s) are paid - it will be at the
rate for the time period when originally submitted.   Way it is.

Honestly & truthfully - all in all\total it up - recouped every cent &
way more than I ever contributed in union dues. 


How about the posts from the meatballs who complain about $9.00 per
year for the strike fund?    Amazing.    Glad to be outta there.

Name: Help your union
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 24 September 2018

If the company is violating the same things with members file a
grievance or claim. When everyone that files and the union goes to
arbitration with a pile of grievances for the same thing. The
arbitrator sees that the company is purposely doing this to the
members. It is not just an honest mistake done to a few. If CSX is
purposely doing this and the union shows proof by the large number of
grievances it is an easy win for the membership.  So do this every
single time your violated put in grievance or claim.  The union can not
defend you on hear say.

Name: Read 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 24 September 2018

Everyone has access to a copy of the collective agreement. It is black
and white what you are entitled to For the length of your contract. If
you have a grievance go to your LC or shop steward and they will help
you file a grievance. Once you give the grievance to the union, the
union owns the grievance. It takes time for the union to get a meeting
to address your issue with the company. If there is no progress make
with a manager over your grievance. It is pushed to the next step, like
arbitration. This does not happen over night, if a judgement is made in
your favour you will be made whole. Priorities for union is people that
are fired. They try to get member back to work asap. But you have to
file a grievance to be heard. Remember the company with this regime is
trying to overwhelm the union by burying them in paper. That is why the
company is dening everything to bog the union down. So they donít have
to pay on this regimes watch.  If your contract has been violated and
it goes to arbitration and you win it could take some time to see your
money but you will be made whole. Rome was not built in a day.

Name: pro union
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 24 September 2018

Brothers

Please, will you help out these brain dead lazy members understand how
the union process works. I have never seen so many ignorant people in
my life. They spend their hard earned money on dues every month and
don't know a thing about the unions. I just jumped the ass of some
idiot standing in the crew room crying about how he got screwed over
and his rights were violated and how the union was worthless. I asked
him if he was putting in his claim/complaint. The moron stood there and
said hell no because there was no point. Other guys have put in claims
for the same thing and haven't seen a dime of the claim paid. I told
him when they do finally get it settled just to keep his cry baby mouth
shut because he didn't have the balls to start a paper trail and stick
together with the brothers that do. That frickin idiot stood there and
said he should get paid because the unions should be researching
everyones history and making everyone whole who was forced to work the
same job. Where in the hell do these morons come from. I just don't
get it. 
 I told him just shut up, go do as your told unless he wants and
insubordination charge and come back later and talk when he grew some
balls and filed the claim. You cant file a lawsuit against the union
either for not representing you to the fullest extent possible if you
haven't filed a claim and brought the violations to the unions
attention. 
Dumbest union members I have ever worked with!

Name: CSX hipe
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 24 September 2018

A lot of times a company will announce they are making more cuts without
details , just to bait and make shareholders feel good.

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

9 dollars is 9 dollars

Name: Deep cuts?
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 24 September 2018

How would they make cuts? Aren't you guys in Louisville just as busy
and just and shorthanded as the rest of the railroad? They couldn't
afford to cut one guy in my terminal. We're always out of people. Plus
aren't they still looking for temp and permanant transfers everywhere?
They just put out a bulletin saying they'll buy back vacations and PL
days at 150%! That means they need all they can get. 
A trainmaster told us that they're hiring trainmaster assistants right
now. These dummies are going to replace yard vans and hotel vans, road
vans and whatever else they need them for. And when they aren't busy,
they are going to be out testing us. 
We also have been hearing that there are big changes coming in October.
Any other versions of any of that floating around anywhere? Tell us what
you're hearing.

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

Conductor, 1-10,

Yes, there is a Smart TD strike fund. 
Doubtful if they make the amount in it public knowledge.
The carriers certainly don't need to know.

Just 75 cents of your monthly dues goes to the fund. 
$9.00 a year.   That amount going to break you?

Name: Strike fund
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 24 September 2018

If your layed off or furloughed the union will never take money from the
strike fund to pay you. For example say the cops are on strike and are
represented by teamsters. They might transfer strike money from one
teamster union to another just to keep the fight going. And when there
is a strike that goes for a while so does the money go fast. Union
workers make on average thirty percent more in wages and fifty percent
more in benefits than a non union employee. You pay home insurance, for
disasters etc. Your union dues protect you in certain issues. It cost
thousands to take a case to arbitration to get your job back if your
fired for example. I paid for thirty five years got my monies worth
after they got my job back from being fired.

Name: Strike fund
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 24 September 2018

The union I pay into they take 10 percent of money collected goes into
strike fund. We are 300000 strong last I heard we had 148 million $$ in
fund. Last time we went on strike we got 300.00 a week.

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

Conductor, 1-10:
Call the Smart TD (UTU) HQ & ask.  Someone there will
answer your questions.     [216] 228-9400

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

LCs  

Is there a strike fund or not? You have to know for sure. How much
money is in it.  We all know the company has the right to furlough.
There is no law against it. However the government can step in and make
them recall people back if the freight slows down too much just like it
did when HH took over. They did it 15 years ago when they hadn't hired
for a long time and US commerce freight was falling behind. Also forced
their hands to start more diversity hiring.

If there is a strike fund and Im put on the street I want my portion
back. Why pay into a fund that no one can use!

Name: Cuts
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 24 September 2018

If you get layed off collect benefits till they run out then look for a
job. Do not take your pention benefits out of the plan. I waited three
years for recall I worked other jobs till then. They are going to make
cuts to prop up numbers for share holders. But they will recall. Did
same thing at other rr that hedge fund raiders took control of.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 23 September 2018

DEEP CUTS ARE COMING IN LOUISVILLE!!! Better get those resumes updated
and start applying now!!! If you wait then all your CSX buddies that
get cut at the same time might fill up all the available good jobs in
Louisville. I've been told by a reliable source that within a month it
will be cut so deep that the yard extra board will be nothing but 10
year plus guys. Engineers are about to get cut back too but it won't
be too deep so I'm told.

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

Brothers

I have been hearing about the UTU having a strike fund. I cant get a
straight answer if it exist or not. Does anyone know and how much money
is exactly in it? If there is one I bet there is a hell of a lot and it
should be given back to the members. If we cant strike then what the
hell is it for?

Name: Fatass Joe (POS)
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 23 September 2018

You boys and girls aren't suppose to know about the $10.00 dues
increase proposed by the CSX General Chairman Jamie Modesitt. If
inquiring minds wanna know you can ask your Local Chairman to see the
letter Mr. Modesitt e-mailed them a couple of weeks ago. 

  All local chairman will cast a yes or no vote as to whether or not it
is approved.  I don't think most of the members have a clue how much
money this General Committee is costing it's members annually because
they don't want the bid system for conductors. Educate yourself folks,
look at what the BLE-T negotiated for the Engineers.

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

Congratulations are in order


A TM in Indy has finally decided that he has a soul and some integrity
and is going back into the craft. He has been a very pleasant
supervisor to work with. That should have told everyone that he
wouldn't last long. The nice ones who wont do the devils bidding
usually get shipped out or forced out.

Congratulations are in order. Wont take long for you to figure out who
it is. When you see him, wish him well and remind him to do a month
long cleanse to remove any Kool-Aid left in his system!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 23 September 2018

Not everyone who now works for a RR Co. wants to or can get additional
education, for many reasons.  


RRs never were & never will be, employee friendly.


Many blame unions.  Sure enough they're not perfect; far from it.  
And some, both full-time & part time reps., have taken advantage.  Work
for an outfit like CSX without 'em though.

Many, especially younger folks, do not seem to realize lots of RR jobs
were around longer because of union agreements.

Safety First:  RR safety appliance acts.  The FELA.  OSHA.   The USDOT
that the FRA is a part of.  [Long list]

Who worked to get those laws/regulations enacted in the first place?

Sure as heck wasn't business\companies.

Unions still exist because politicians still allow them.  Too many
union members, if they do in fact vote, vote for people that are not
true friends of the working person.

Name: Treatment 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years
Posted: 23 September 2018

CSX is not the only railroad in North America, that employees are
treated like shit. Itís right across the board. I had best years of my
life working at the railroad till Hh. Destroyed the culture, never to
be the same place again and always getting worse with technology
changes. Seen many changes over the years some good most bad for the
working person. As the word gets out less and less people will apply
for rr jobs. Donít know where it will all end up in years to come.

Name: Creativity to fire you
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 23 September 2018

I worked under the Hh regime for 4.5 years. And the creativity they come
up with to rattle and fire employees is almost a form of harrasment in
itself. CSX wants to cut jobs up to 2020 and not one of you is special
in anyway shape or form. You are dealing with heartless corrupt
bastards with this regime. And will look for any loop hole to get what
they want. They love to fire people with cause, itís harder for you to
get back to work that way. Things will not get better till this regime
is long gone. Really watch your back and assume nothing. If the rules
say no cell phones, thatís what it means. If your going to use your
phone to do the company a favour and put your job in jeopardy your
nuts.  I seen a manager fired for telling employee to use his phone and
the employee was fired. Rank and file and there are those managers that
enforce company policy no exceptions.  You could be next not following
company policy because you thought it was convenient. There are
managers that fire managers all the time. The employee is easy for them
to fire.

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

Rule 304.7 is being used to test crews by that Prick in Terre Haute.  
This test is used only to try to fire someone.

Name: IBEW
E-mail: 
Employed as: Engine repair, for 10-20 years
Posted: 22 September 2018

Lets have a fucking.... goodtime making the "company"...miserable

Name: 3:10  to Yuma
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 22 September 2018

Hell yea they are a bunch of "victims "... cant talk to them Man to
Man... file charges on u..... dont stop me though... 
What a frigging mess...The Grand Ole USA is nomore.......Ps.   CSX
Suxxxssssss

Name: Men vs boys
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 22 September 2018

Most of the real men are retired, and now you have a bunch of cry baby
soyboys. Scared to stand up for anything, just bow to the man. Real men
stand up for what they believe and fought for and had solidarity. Now
each generation gets weaker and weaker fact, most brought up by there
mothers.

Name: eng.
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 22 September 2018

Exrep


AMEN!

I had a crew caller call once and leave a message on my machine telling
me that a certain TM asked them to call me and see if I would take a
local job they couldn't fill. He knew I was qualified and he would be
really grateful if I did.  Im laying there listening to this call and
Im thinking are you f..king kidding me?
You'll be grateful. Your the TM that screwed me out of tickets I had
rightfully coming and the company still owes me $3000 in claims and
tickets for the year. Are you joking?  I just turned the phone off and
went back to sleep. Never was a suck and never will be. Sorry, but pour
planning on the companies part doesn't constitute and emergency on
mine. Try bringing some more people back. They had no problem finding
someone to take the job. I figured they would.

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

Lesson 101

OK brothers, for those of you who are new and just don't understand
how unions work, let me give you a quick lesson.
If I heard it once I've heard it a millions times..... They cant do
that, its against our agreement. They aren't allowed to do that...

Got news for you. Yes they can. They can do what ever they want and
they will. They aren't going to get arrested. The feds aren't coming
in to arrest them. They can do what ever they want at the time. When
they do and the members who actually have the balls to put in claims
and raise hell, they will eventually have to come to the mat with the
unions and explain why they are violating the agreements. If they lose
then they pay the claims and promise not to be bad boys and girls and
do it again. Maybe it might cost them some pocket change, but that's
all that it is. If your lucky you'll get  your claim paid in a year or
less. A union official from the International once said, claims are not
for the members to supplement their income. They are for punishing the
carrier for violating the agreements. It is up to the unions to decide
if they really did violate the agreement and determine if they want to
"Punish them" and force them to pay 100% or let them off easy by only
paying .50 on the dollar. They may even decide that the carrier was
right or it is the best interest of the members and the carrier to
change the rule. 
What it boils down to is they can and will do what they want. You cant
strike. All you can do is raise enough hell to get the union attention
and force them into a corner. How do you do that? You make the carrier
as unhappy as hell. When they throw stones at you then throw them back.
Most old heads know what that means. The young pups hired now have no
idea. Sucking up, running to get things done, making phone calls for
them and doing their work, marking off before your even off the job to
get back earlier because they "need you here!"  If you show up on
your rest you'll get a hot shot train home. That's called bribery.
Running around your fellow brother. Taking shitty power, breaking FRA
laws just to get out because you don't want to be there another 30
minutes. The list goes on and on,
You can not break rules and regulations and violate the agreement then
turn around a cry like a baby because the company did it and it screwed
you over. Karma is a bitch.  Self serving hypocritical union members are
the main cause for the down fall in the unions. Plain and simple.
Decide what kind of member your going to be. In the meantime you will
do what they say. You will deal with the changes. You can continue to
whine and cry and stomp around but you will still do what they say
until the unions either back you or side with the carrier. If you
don't like it then quit. The way things are done is never going to
change. The carrier will always violate the agreement and the unions
will either agree with you or agree with the carrier. If you want the
scales tilted in your favor then you make the carrier unhappy. They
will cry to the unions to get control of their members. Do something
about them. The unions will step in and hand you a sugar coated cookie
and a glass of milk and calm you down. Maybe you'll get something
decent out of it or maybe it will just be a Band-Aid. But your not
going to get a thing just sitting around boohooing and stomping your
feet! And stop screwing your fellow brothers over for your own self
serving agenda! You have NO RIGHT to violate the agreement then turn
around and cry because the carrier did!

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

Surviving

Same thing happened with us. We have a computer at the hotel. we mark
off when we get there. That's the way it should be. Im not spending
any of my mandatory rest time in a wagon either. If it takes a half
hour to get to the hotel then everyone should restart their rest after
they get there if the supervisor demand that you mark off at the afht.
They cant force you to spend any of your rest time in a company
vehicle. Your right. They just want you rested as fast as you can be to
get you back. But then you have those sharp shooters who mark off on the
phone before they even get to the terminal to line themselves up for
better trains. Make sure their rested in time. That shit needs to stop.
It sends a message to the supervisors that they can bully you into
marking off before you get to the hotel. My rest is my rest and Im not
spending one minute of it riding in a company vehicle.

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

https://www.freightwaves.com/news/union-pacific-precision-railroading?format=amp

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

Soon CSX wonít move trains no crews like cn.
http://cs.trains.com/trn/b/fred-frailey/archive/2018/03/25/inside-a-cn-meltdown.aspx

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

APE

Sorry you got screwed over. Sorry your unhappy but the fact is there
isn't a damn thing anyone of us can do about it. We cant get your job
back. Try going off on the unions. Try venting your anger towards
someone who can get your job back. We cant. All we can do it save
ourselves and point out every little bullshit move these idiots make to
try and intimidate us and make us feel threatened. Try and whip and beat
us into submission. The tables are a big deal because they are slowly
taking what ever creature comforts that we have left to try and send a
message. They took the extra computers away then have the balls to tell
us to use our phones to mark off if we cant get to a computer in time to
mark off before we outlaw.  We just had a TM tell us to mark off on our
phones at an outlying post and just take the wagon to the hotel from
there. BULLSHIT. He just wanted to make sure we didn't outlaw and was
rested in time to get back to move his precious trains for him. I
don't use my damn phone like a computer terminal. They will drive my
ass to the nearest terminal then Ill take my ride to the hotel. If it
take too long to get there then I'LL call and make then adjust my
rest. 
Maybe you'll get your job back, maybe you wont but we're here and in
the living. Hope you can find a better job somewhere else. If you can
run like hell as far away as you can and live a better life.

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

conductor attacks engineer and nearly beats him to death causing
multiple injuries.  CSX gives conductor a waiver to return to work.
Denies engineer waiver. CSX trying to get injured engineer to
investigation to fire him and cut off engineers medical insurance.  CSX
is literally trying to KILL engineer

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 21 September 2018

who gives a damn about tables thousands have lost there jobs because of
these ass holes it seems like every one on here seem to forgotten this
and that is the tragedy not losing a table the managers can stick those
tables up there company sucking ass if it takes longer to get a train
out good its the TM that will get there ass reamed and so be it all
there doing is getting your mind off all those that have been screwed
over I know I'm one of them that got screwed over.

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

???  
Trainmaster said the one table we got is for eating. Not for doing your
paper work on. That's why they got a table that has a f..ked up
surface.  Said get your paperwork and go do your job briefing on the
train.  What the hell is the difference between sitting at the table
and going over your paperwork for 5-10 minutes and sitting on a train
and not moving for 5-10 minutes.  It's like they are scared for us to
be in the crew rooms! You find mistakes or your missing something now
your out on train trying to get shit fixed over the damn radio. Can't
use your frickin phone. What if you need some different paperwork?
What the hell is going! The tm should have to bring it out to you. Not
going back to building because jackasses don't want you in building. 
Anyone else getting this bullshit where they work?

Name: Lumberton N.C.
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 21 September 2018

This fine company CSX just let us flood during florence hurricane... put
greed above human lives and millions of peoples personal property...what
a Shame!!

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

Well the ghost of Hunter has shown up on the U.P. We are implementing a
version of Precision Schedule railroading starting October 1st. Cant
wait to see how this turns out.

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

Here's the best rumor I've heard yet. With crew availability critical,
dispatchers will now be charged for not ordering cabs for crews in a
timely manner. I for one am all for that. So tired of begging to get a
cab ordered and told "I got one ordered" only to find out they never
did. If I was on a short pool then ok, fine, however these 14 hour days
with no overtime blows.
If you don't like it,try sitting in your car in the parking lot 2 or 3
hours after you get off. Should have done this a long time ago, just
imagine the overtime they've cost this company.

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

I haven't heard about a dues increase, is this true?

Name: No mole
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 21 September 2018

Not a mole retired after thirty five years.  Most union guys used there
own credit cards. Ran everything threw them collected the points. When
I was rep. I ran everything threw my card submitted receipts to union
was cut a check.

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

Ask how much money is in the strike fund that is collecting interest,
slush fund for the guys. They can use there own credit card and join
the air miles club flying around on your money. Priceless.

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

are union wants to increase dues. HAHA. what a joke. how about get my
legit claims paid first? out of routes, working without a switch man,
etc.. We were told that the whole seniority ( not being able to make a
move) was suppose to end weeks ago.. They wont stop it. Why would they?
Raise my union dues so you can take another  6 digit trip to where ever?
Vegas..? I believe in the unions, and I know there's a lot that goes on
behind close doors, But my god We were told to put the claims in for not
being able to bump a junior employee, then told not too because it would
not be a " major Dispute " all though " seniority and $$ sounds like
a major dispute to me.. Then after a month + of the NO claims for the
better of this fight. We were told to start putting the claims back
in... Maybe i'm wrong but if there's an issue that affects every
conductor under this agreement. Wouldn't a blanket claim be an idea or
no? The union will raise our dues, then the emergence funds will dip
below the minimum and then get raised again. Some times i wounder if my
union and HOA are the same people

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

Skid those wheels burn up the track. Thousands of dollars to replace
tradition motors. Throttle 8 burn a hole lol.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 21 September 2018

Roll tide roll ....... roll csx roll

Name: 3:10  to Yuma
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 21 September 2018

Drag up hills slow slide down fast tonnage first Safety last

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 20 September 2018

doingit,

Good post. Good job.


Hassles changing trains somewhere en route might be: 
Train Disp. & often, other train crew, & MOW, etc. co-operation
ensuring ALL train documentation is provided
hoping no breakdowns, etc.
HOS - when does OT start on a 228 mile trip?  After 14+ hrs.?
14+ hr. days can be just plain miserable 
12+ hrs. on a flip trip = can dick up required rest periods.


Probably not all road assignments can be flipped each/every day but 
if this works, those jobs that do will take high seniority to work
regularly.

A 228 mile "OF - Flip Trip" from home terminal everyday for 6, then 2
off sounds OK.

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

doingit

The job they are creating is a trip rated job at 228 miles. the trains
they are flipping are on a pool that pays 226 miles. I already heard
several engineers say they cant wait to get on it. They are going to
get paid a few extra miles and meet in the middle and turn around and
go right back home. Do this everyday for 6 starts then get 2 days off
and start over. They are going to get paid the same exact amount the
were getting paid to go one direction anyway. No one is getting screwed
out of any rail miles. They just aren't going to get a second ticket
for handling a second train. they don't care. they want to go home
every night. the way the pay looks they will be making just about as
much money if not more and be home everynight

Name: UP Precision Scheduling Railro
E-mail: info@up.com
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 20 September 2018

UP'S Recent Announcement of Precision Scheduling Railroading:

Right now, it's a hoax to inflate the stock price because UP has
serious meltdown issues system wide. And most of the operating issues
are related to ex-Southern Pacific managers who are resistant to
change, and having a female (Cindy Sanborn, ex-CSX) Vice-President in
charge.

Shit started rolling down hill for the established executive staff
when Sanborn demonstrated far superior skills of train operations.

Notice the recent firing of Cameron Scott (EX-Vice President) and
several others during the last two shake-ups since Sanborn was
appointed? They simply didn't have a clue until she was appointed and
she then demonstrated what Precision Scheduling Railroading (PSR) is.

When UP announced the PSR, at least corporate (Fritz) should have given
credits to Sanborn for implementing the changes.

If the changes are successful, look out Fritz, Mantel Ridge will
pursue a merger with Foote running the railroad.

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

pool crew

Let me explain something to you since we have been doing flip trains
for some time now.  You are not always entitled to 2 tickets on a newly
created job just because that is in your agreement. A trip rated job is
just that. Your pool is getting a certain amount of pay for an agreed
amount of mile traveled. You are not guaranteed certain trains. Just
because a train (ex.123) is always run on your pool doesn't mean that
train cant be profiled to run somewhere else or some other way. Your
pool does not own a train.  If the company decided to create a whole
new job with a whole new description and uses 2 trains off your pool to
do that job it does not automatically trip rate those trains the same
just because they are running on the same territory. The company has
the right to create any job they want. What they have to do is sit down
with the unions and discuss how they are going to run and what the pay
will be and how it will be figured. If it is not in agreement with
union terms then the unions are to hash it out. If these flip trains
are called off your pool because they had no one to run them, then yes
you would be entitled to the trip rate and extra tickets by agreement
because you are representing your pool. It doesn't automatically mean
that the newly created job with a new job description, assigned on duty
times and different miles traveled on the rail are automatically going
to get the same trip rate as the pools just because they are on the
same territory.
Cry, put in your claims. Do whatever makes you happy. Its being done
and the unions aren't going to argue.

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

Brothers

Its real simple. Just make an appointment with the RR retirement office
in your area and go sit down with them and they will explain everything
to you in detail. It is better than talking to them over the phone. I
did it and got all the numbers I needed. I explained I was only working
25 years and that was it. I wont be 60 when I quit. They did the math
and figured what I would draw if I waited until I was 62(lose 30%) or
age 65(lose 7%).  It was well worth it. It didn't take that long.
Don't listen to everyones dribble. Just make the appointment . If you
plan on retiring early go do it.

I suggest you start putting as much extra cash away as possible. With
the new restructuring that is going on behind closed doors and the
possibility of assets being sold off and job cuts coming there is no
doubt people are going to be on the street and seniority is going to
destroyed. You might hold a descent job at this time but don't count
on if for very long. When people have to transfer and make moves to
other terminals its going to be a repeat of what happened 10 years ago.
A lot of people may end up spending the rest of their career on an extra
board.

Name: Union Pacific
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 20 September 2018

Curse is spreading...Up is going to the precision scheduled railroading
bullshit too.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 20 September 2018

One major thing everyone should remember that all managers are lying ass
holes and when you help these pricks your a fool the play nice when they
need something or someone to talk them through a problem because they
are such dumb ass then in the next breath will rite you up and try to
get you fired screw these ass holes they done sold there souls to
mantle ridge and none can be trusted and the worst are the ones that
come from the crafts and are little know it all with a stick up there
ass you help them your an idiot do no more than your required to do and
no more that is the only way to resist these pricks but I know there are
all those suck ass out there that believe kissing these guys ass will
get them some where but they to will learn and see that all managers
are two faced lying pieces of shit.

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

This is to the INTERN,
The information that you have conveyed is VERY Life changing for a lot
of people. So I'm sure you can understand that the information will
need to be verified in some way. If it can be verified, then what you
have done is saved a lot of people's futures, due to the fact that
they have that precious time to make plans so their families and or
themselves will not get into a situation that will create devastation
in their lives. So I DO hope that this information you have kindly
conveyed can be vetted in some way. If all is true, Your Soul Will be
BLESSED.

Thank you Intern

Name: What ???
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 19 September 2018

What are you saying? Break it down son. Can CSX see the posters or not?



 Name: Law 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 19 September 2018

Yes sir 


Go sit on the couch and eat your chips.

Retired sp.
Send an email to the webmaster asking him how you are protected.
Doesn't matter if they get your IP address or not. Ask him to explain
to you what the posters legal rights are to use this web site and
their
right to voice their personal opinions. CSX employees can also look 
up
the company disclaimer statement attatched to their use of social
media. 

Someone is really itching...

Name: Intern
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 19 September 2018

The word floating at main office is that more cuts are coming to you or
total shutdown of operations. Atlanta GA Nashville TN, Chattanooga TN
Birmingham AL Kingsport TN, Etawah, TN and Tampa FL. These aren't
seasonal cuts or reductions. The cuts are supposed to happen over the
next three qaurters. Major cuts mostly on the transportation side, sell
off of property and 100% or near 100% total reductions.

Name: Junior employees
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 19 September 2018

To the junior employees that get layed off. Donít withdraw any pention
money. The fastest way to get back to work is when people senior to you
move on from CSX. Then you move up the seniority list. This happened to
myself a large group of us where layed off and most never returned to
work when they where called back. I think in six months I gained thirty
spots on the seniority list because of this. The little money you have
in your pention it is a no brainer to withdraw it anyways, donít burn
the bridges behind you. Just a suggestion!

Name: Safety
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 19 September 2018

Safety first is what CSX preaches under this new management. But since
mantle and Foote took over. The statistics show a totally different
picture, derailments injuries and fatalities. Are way above the
industry standard, and with more job cuts it will get even worse. CSX
is to get operating ratio down and increase share value.  And Foote
does not care how they get to the numbers they want. When people say
shut up and stop complaining is just sick. At the rate of these
derailments there is going to be a disaster. Where is the goverment
interventions to stop this madness. They did not learn anything what
these people did at cn cp record fatalities under Hh watch and Foote.
Now Foote is just repeating what they did in Canada. Criminal behaviour
in my view.

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

I put this post under EVERYTHING cause of this person that goes by "
Name: Tickled
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 19 September 2018.

Whomever you are sir, you ARE NOT a RailRoader. You claim there is "
whining and sniveling about how safety has been diminished
because the company eliminated "safety rules ", Show the evidence.  

You sir have no idea what is truly going on. I find it VERY hard to
believe someone that has been out here as long or longer than I have,
could not understand what is REALLY going on. Unless you have been
riding the Extra Board and shoving your head further and further up
your butt for so long that you have lost ALL sight of REALITY. 

Either that or you are corp. / hq turd that has totally lost your
Integrity and Self Respect. What you are here ( in this reality ) you
WILL BE when you pass, and the only souls you will have around you are
souls that are JUST LIKE YOU.

Name: Tickled
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 19 September 2018

I only look at this site about once a month so forgive the comments to
old post..
1. Stop the whining and sniveling about how safety has been diminished
because the company eliminated "safety rules ". It only makes us look
stupid and inept at being able to safely do our jobs without oversight.
You should be able to make safe decisions on your own. 
2.  Quit crying about paperwork and how you were rushed out the
terminal. Learn the rules and who can authorize you to leave without
proper documentation ( chief dispatcher ).
3.  We don't get a pension, never have ,never will. We get railroad
retirement which is somewhat equivalent to social security. Managers
get the same benefit plus a pension which is totally funded by csx. 
4.  Why do some of you whine so much?  Your incessant driveling about
train masters is getting old. You think they really enjoy their job,
you wrong. They just get tired of putting up with your bullshit. Yes
,there are some assholes but most just would like for you to act like
adults. Show up,get your paperwork and get moving, however, there's
always a certain group that always make any excuse they can to delay a
train. 
5.  It seems that this site never changes. Must be the same 10 or 20
employees that keep crying over the same bullshit. There's no need to
study the FRA RULES.  The CSX rules at a minimum meet the fra rules and
sometimes exceeds their requirement. If you want to work here then you
follow csx rules.

Name: Blacksmith
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 10-20 years
Posted: 18 September 2018

Dont work on csx time... don't shit on your own time.

Name: COND
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 17 September 2018

M&W

That's all fine and dandy but it isnt that easy when half the
violations are verbal orders and we aren't packing tape recorders(all
the time).  Its your word against theirs and then all of a sudden the
YM or the other crew members who were standing right there listening to
it don't remember what was said. How the hell do you fight that. They
should have tape recorders in every room in every building that the fed
control and cant be erased. Yeah, no one wants that because they are
afraid they would run their mouths and get busted for a conduct charge
but maybe that would stop some of these TM from shooting off their
mouths. But then, they would most likely just take you outside and do
their stupid crap out there. The only thing is for everyone to carry
tape recorders.

Name: Canada
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 17 September 2018

I worked under Hh four 4 years. What this m&w guy is telling you is a
100% right on the money.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: M of W, for 30+ years
Posted: 17 September 2018

ALL you FOOLS that want to GRIPE then go get the Chaplain to punch your
TS (tough shit)card and mail to: Santa Klaus, North Pole, AK!  Get off
your dead Asses and do your job, or you will be next!  Send any
grievance with back up info to USDOT/FRA, Washington,DC; as the
Regional office would only screw it up and they are afraid of
Washington as you are of Jacksonville!  I worked for these idiots so I
know their MO, just say its a safety violation and send photos!  When
the CP bunch get done there will be no CSX as Harrison gutted
IC,CN,GT,CP now CSX, stay on your toes trust no Official, and take
notes, photos, get backup from another employee, as its more believable
with more people to witness any event!  I retired from CSX 18 years ago
because it was easier to have a track caused derailment than have a
REPORTABLE INJURY!  Seems like safety has gone, all they want now is
these community works projects to send the make believe photos to Foote
and his legion of CANUKS who lie like pet coons!  When the Canuks came
in you should have known they like the USA Money as theirs is worth 30
cents less on the dollar, get cheap booze and cigs and food here, as
they are a Lazy bunch of TURD heads that say EH all the time!

Name: To goofy posing as conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 17 September 2018

To the tm posing as a conductor, we know your sitting at your desk your
nerves are so bad , you have no rr friends. Wondering everyday if your
going to get. The big phone call that you services are no longer
required because your inept. The pention s are not going anywhere.
There not moving CSX to China. All the job cuts will be refilled once
Foote and mantle move on. Just like they did in Canada. Itís sad you
had to sell your soul to serve Foote and mantle we understand your
actions. But you break federal safety laws your going to end up paying
for that sooner or later. Feel sorry for you having to take the fall
for Foote and mantle when there is a accident on your watch.

Name: Goofy
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 17 September 2018

This is your opinion only. You can't provid proof. You're a joke.



Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 17 September 2018

Yes sireee.  Pensions are history for you turkeys with less than 25
years.  Look around. The evidence is in front of your face.  The
Company canít wait to get rid of us. They slip the hard hot rod to ya
nice and slow. Millimeter at a time. You donít even hardly feel it
goin
in.  The Union is here to make sure the rod stays lubed up. In it goes
deeper and deeper. Then they withdraw the rod, and you get a little
relief....like a pay increase or something like that. Takes your mind
off of being slowly fricked. Then the Union steps in, as always to
defend your arse, but they actually just lub up the Company rod and
your gonna really get it hard and fast. Like a locomotive piston. Till
the Company blows its whistle off and your gonna be standing there
with
your pants down wondering what the heck just happened.  All that work,
all those Union  dues, all those pension contributions....POOF!   Time
to set up that 401k and go back to school to learn how to be an air
traffic controller, raise wieners, perform brain surgery,  fix
computers,  or if your one of those who just lays back and smokes a
joint to start the day just relax and mooch off your family.  After
all, most of you are sheep anyway...someone who delegates away all
their independent thinking to a bunch of looney tune blowhards letís
face it, donít have s whole lot of brains to begin with.   Once a
sheep
always a sheep.  So the next time you see your TM just remember...that
little pecker is just waiting to give you a good healthy screwing. 
And
if you donít have 25 years in today as of now, your cherry has already
been thoroughly plowed by the Man,  you are damaged goods, and
unemployable.  But dont worry. The Union has your back.  And a jar of
lubrication.

Name: Report managers
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years
Posted: 17 September 2018

Every time a manager tries to get you to break company policy or federal
rr laws. Record everything get them talking on the radios it is
recorded. Report to the union fra let managers know that they are also
being monitored. If one gets fired for there negligence on safety, will
send a message to all of them. It is a fight for the safety of everyone.
Who cares if a manager does not get his bonus ? Stick together and maybe
there behaviour will change, and they will get back to thinking safety
first.

Name: Managers fired
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 17 September 2018

http://www.teamstersrail.ca/CP_managers_charged.html

Name: Manager fired for this
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 17 September 2018

https://www.cbc.ca/amp/1.3118752

Name: Management burnouts
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 17 September 2018

Donít let these tm or managers get to you. They are just being used by
this regime. They are to believe there self importance, from all the bs
grooming from this regime. Foote and friends are playing these people
like a violin and getting them to push everyone and bend rules. But
when something happens these knot heads will take the fall and head
office will just play stupid. This tactic is out of Hh play book seen
the exact same thing at cp under Hh. Some managers stuck there neck out
and lost there head. Thought they where doing the company a big favour.
When the feds got involved they where fired. They learnt the hard way
being so called company men. Sit back donít get rattled, if they want
you to move your train with out proper paper work get them on the radio
to confirm this, write it down inform them you are going under protest
then  report them ASAP. Donít be the fall guy for these ass holes, they
have a big turn around with these TMs and managers. The head office
gives them enough rope to hang themselves. Donít go down with them
follow the company and fed rules they canít fire you for doing your due
diligence.

Name: notfooled
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years
Posted: 17 September 2018

Pension troll

There is no way you are a chosen company troll who has been offered
under the desk perks for coming on this site and trying to distract,
because as unethical as this company is there is no way they would 
give a trash mouth like you the time of the day. WOW! not sure if your
just unemployed and bored to death in your basement or your a rogue
supervisor who is afraid your name is getting ready to be posted on
here. All the topics that have been discussed in the last 5 days must
really have someone in the white collar community worried.

Ignore this idiot posters.  Keep up the good informative post. One of
the latest topics has put a burr under someone's saddle. Maybe its the
topic of the latest FRA violations.

Name: Rumours
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 17 September 2018

In a thirty five year career I was layed off nine times the longest was
19 months. Iím retired now I never once with drew my pention. I was
always called back. And I never listen to rumours until I seen it with
my own eyes. Or I had a layoff slip.

Name: Notafraid
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 16 September 2018

DEMOTED TM 

Next time you run your mouth at me and tell me to take "YOUR" train
with the paperwork it has because it's good and I'm not going to
delay it because I'm checking everything be assured when I find the
mistakes you let slip all the time I'm going to teach You a lesson in
humility. You know who you are. You read this site. Your arrogance is
going to bite you. maybe you have connections but then maybe some of us
do too.

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

Rumor mole 
 
In the meantime while you distract others from what's happening the
union reps and carrier are on the phone's discussing how we're going
to get paid on these flip trains.  Trip rate per train as agreed upon
or combining them. Trip rate by rail miles with over miles paid or
screw you and only get flat miles. No more hotel in the plans. I made
over 800 bucks last pay period on held away plus 200 in meals. Kiss
that money good bye. Reduce pools and furlough.  The shits coming down
the pike and the reps are quiet as a mouse. Don't want you rebelling
before the blood is dried on the paperwork. Get ready for more new work
rules and conditions.

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

All lies. You are a rumor start mole. 


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

Yes. Pensions are history.  Anyone working now without 25 years will
not
be around long enough to quality.  Better open up that 401K and start
investing.

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

https://up.jobs/search-jobs.html?category=&state=

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

https://career4.successfactors.com/career?company=CPR&career%5fns=job%5flisting%5fsummary&navBarLevel=JOB%5fSEARCH&_s.crb=BWJ%2bTCOztmSFyrnPd%2fTey3r8wAc%3d

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

https://jobs.bnsf.com/search/?q=&sortColumn=referencedate&sortDirection=desc

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

https://jobs.nscorp.com/search?q=&q2=&alertId=&locationsearch=&title=&location=&date=&state=

Name: Hh 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 16 September 2018

Hh was no genius all he did at cn cp was cut jobs and sell everything he
could get away with. After he left cn cp have been buying back equipment
and hiring people back to get the staff numbers up , so they can run the
railway. He made shareholders big money by running two companies into
the ground. Heís there hero, Foote is just trying the same thing at
CSX. But my view he will not succeed

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

Any time there is a major change on any rr. It is a slow slow process
that takes years and years. This regime will not see anything threw.
Shareholders get nervous and they will cash out and move on.

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

When the rr gets fined there is never money changes hands. Sounds good
to public, they get millions of dollars every year from the goverment.

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

If this helps the FRA believes in the 2 man crew reality.
https://s3.amazonaws.com/public-inspection.federalregister.gov/2016-05553.pdf

And notice, IT IS in the Federal Registry. BUT I feel that if it serves
the rail road to lessen liabilities ( health care, injury payments,
Retirement eventually ) and bring bigger returns to the share holders
you bet if there is a way they WILL DO IT. Greed is a powerful thing
esp. when your dealing with psychopaths.

Name: Alfa or beta
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 16 September 2018

When these managers try to get you to break a rule. And you just go
along with it they know your easy to intimidate. The guy that stands up
to them and asks questions are the people, in the future they donít want
to deal with because they know they could be challenged. They have done
this for years with employees and then they know whoís who. Alfa or
beta.

Name: Bright side
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 16 September 2018

Hey people we went threw what you are going threw now at CSX. We had Hh
at cn and cp they cut staff to the bone, the regime at CSX are the same
people and play book they had in Canada. They cut so deep to get
operating ratio down for a pay off. Once these people leave .CSX will
hire most back because the rr will not run with out proper staff. They
have been hiring for three years after Hh left cp and still hiring to
this day. Just try and ride out the storm!

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

How can the board of directors sleep at night? If they took all the
conductors out of the system. The money they saved just would go to
bonuses for the rr heads. And safety put on the back burner just to
please a few egos of how great they think they are. Yes give the top
people big bonuses and the rest of the public suffer and put at risk,
because of unnessary Greed. Every railroad union in the USA has to put
there resources together and educate the public and politicians of the
dangers of a one man crew. It can be done and has to be done.

Name: TOTC
E-mail: 
Employed as: CSX Contractor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 15 September 2018

Just to correct, csx Conductor. And also commenting for those that have
been out here for less than 10 yrs, DO NOT comment about other peoples
attitude about this job, because you have never walked in their shoes
and have not been thru what they have,and most likely will not fill
your own,cause ya'll will be lucky to make 15yrs let alone get your 20
or 30 in. Like the wise man said previous, need to be smart and get some
education in a field that will need you. Rail roads are getting and WILL
get to the point where they will not, ( esp. at what your getting paid
now). BE SMART your Family's are counting on you.

Name: TOTC
E-mail: 
Employed as: CSX Contractor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 15 September 2018

This is to OBY and anyone else. My opinion is that CSX and other rail
roads that have been involved in ridiculous and illogical behavior ( to
us the normal thinking people ) is to further their long term agenda of
going totally autonomous. These companies WILL NOT be satisfied until
they take as much of the Human factor out as they can. They are already
talking about doing the same thing in the trucking industry. If the rail
roads can show that business is suffering ( which they are causing, VERY
obvious at CSX )cause of the human factor it will give more cause to go
autonomous. One man crews will only give them more ammunition to
support the companies claim that going full autonomous is the only way
to increase efficiency and safety for the public. Reality is that the
company (CSX for sure)will be able to do away with the Union, Health
Care and finally Retirement. If anyone disagrees I would welcome any
kind of input. I do fear very much for the public cause, CSX will put
the cheapest crap they can get away with into this system of the
future, My GOD help us all.

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

Your union has to get a campaign going to expose the dangers of a one
man crew. You would be surprised how the court of public opinion, can
be affective to political people. Then once the public has been warned
about the dangers of one man crews, and there is a disaster. The union
can say we told you so and you sat on your hands and did nothing. The
dangerous products on trains could wipe out many many people. Then who
is going to answer for all that blood and death! And you all know with
the laxed safety with this regime it is just a matter of time for a
disaster to happen.

Name: watchdog
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for N/A
Posted: 15 September 2018

ALL LOCOMOTIVE ENGINEERS

Due to the time frame that has been handed down to the supervisors to
get their trains out of their terminals (1 hour), there has been an
increase in FRA violations being reported.


CFR TITLE 49 REGULATION 232.409- Inspection and testing of end-of-train
devices,

We will not quote the entire rule as it is too lengthy. Below is the
most important rule for the locomotive engineer as to documentation.

A two-way end-of-train device shall be tested at the initial terminal
or other point of installation.......
If the test is conducted by a person other than a member of the train
crew the locomotive engineer shall be notified that a successful test
was performed. The notification required by this paragraph may be
provided to the locomotive engineer by any means determined appropriate
by the railroad:

HOWEVER, A WRITTEN OR ELECTRONIC RECORD OF THE NOTIFICATION SHALL BE
MAINTAINED IN THE CAB OF THE CONTROLLING LOCOMOTIVE AND SHALL INCLUDE
THE DATE AND TIME OF THE TEST, THE LOCATION WHERE THE TEST WAS
PERFOMED, AND THE NAME OF THE PERSON CONDUCTING THE TEST,

It is being reported that some supervisors have been ordering trains
out of the terminals without the information being given to the
locomotive engineer. It has also been reported that some crews were
being told if there is a tag with the information on the end-of-train
device it is sufficient information to leave. THIS IS NOT TRUE.  If you
do not have any written information in your work orders, on your
locomotive brake test slips or it is not provided in paper work given
to you by a yardmaster, then you are in violation of Fra laws and
regulations if you leave the terminal WITHOUT IT IN THE CAB of the
controlling locomotive.
Do not be intimidated or harassed into leaving without this information
in your possession in the cab. If you feel pressured and in fear of your
job or are threatened with insubordination if you refuse to leave
without obtaining the information and having it in your possession in
the cab of the controlling locomotive immediately contact your local
FRA inspector or as soon as it is legally allowable.


FRA Mechanical- Pat Walsh (317)292-2422
FRA Operating rules- Robert Crawford (817)235-5397
FRA Region 4 office Chicago 1-800-724-5040
FRA Washington D.C. 1-202-493-6014

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

Firing people for a mistake is pretty harsh, some deserve a second
chance. But the people that are negligent by choice and put peopleís
safety at risk. Yes I agree they should be fired and not returned back
to there railroad job. No one will support those type of people !

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

Furloughing big time at my terminal.

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

To local a lot of people that are getting fired are for bs reasons. And
they are returned to work because of the arbitrator seeing the pattern
of CSX firing people for really no reason other than to intimidate
other employees. So when they get around to firing you, if for bs
reason. You will most likely get your job back. When you hire on the
railroad son you have to pay your dues and put in the years to get
seniority to hold a better job. That has been the culture of the
railroad for over a hundred years. The most sacred thing on the
railroad is a persons seniority. Keep plugging away you will get there!

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

OBY: spot on about conductor 1-10.

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

Foote is repeating what Hh did at cn cp.they cut so many carman jobs
that management where flown in on there days off from all over the
country. And repaired cars  this went on for about four years. After Hh
left they started hiring people back. In my shop in a six month period
they hired forty Carmen.  Itís just a game they play to get operating
ratio down. Itís for a one time big payout of the shares. When mantle
sells there share then this regime will move on. So if you get layed
off chances you will be recalled after Foote and mantle move on. And a
lot of the cars that need repairs they just put in storage. Itís a gong
show. When they recall people back to work there will be more cars to
repair than you can imagen.

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

Conductor 1-10 that's been out here 4 1/2 years. You have the outlook
you have because you have only been here 4 1/2 years, you don't know
how good it was and could still be! We were way more productive in 6
hour days before than we are now and we are working twice as long and
twice as hard not getting done nearly what we use to. The system we
were using before worked a lot better than the system we use now. Most
of us complain because we know that this railroad is being run wrong
and it is not sustainable. They are doing what they are doing for a
quick buck and then they will leave and this place will be in the mess
it is now until someone with long term goals takes over. Looking at
what we have lost everyone should be disgruntled
Quits
Real lunch breaks (who works 8 hours and gets 20 minutes of break)
Boots
Thanks awards
Cookouts
Family day
The list goes on man, they have taken every incentive away. 
They do still pay us most of what they should but that's it. Now they
are talking about 1 man crews, they keep cutting and making the ones
left have to do more work to compensate. 
We work harder than most CSX employees and are paid less.

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

Sounds like one man crews will be reality in the near future. If your a
running trade employee with little seniority, I would really look into
going to trade school etc. I think every time Foote goes to quarterly
shareholders meetings always announces the many cuts that will still
come by 2020 and he said CSX will grind everyone to get production up
from every employee. Save your money ride it out as long as you can
then have some cash saved to get you threw, when your out of work or go
back to school. There is a life after the railroad.

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

All you read on this site is how you're not getting things that you
think you should get from the railroad. This is not a job for the faint
at heart, if you want a 9 to 5 job weekends off go work at the damn
Bank. This job is for men, if you can't go to work and earn money and
put food on the table and not cry about then don't come out here.
I've been working for the railroad for four and a half years and been
furloughed quite a few times. if you don't want this job then go
someplace else but as you do that pay attention to how your paid your
retirement and how much your health insurance costs. the guys that work
out here forget what it's like to work a truly shitty job. This is the
easiest job I've ever had hands down and the guys out here get lazy
and forget that. I'm a conductor and I ride the extra board for the
most part. There are days that this is the worst job I've ever had,
but there are also days that this is the easiest job I've ever had.
you guys that are complaining don't belong here go someplace else. I
got hired amongst a hundred people and trained amongst another 30 and I
have been the last man standing twice. if you can't do a little bit of
suffering for a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow go somewhere
else. Complaining about a company that does exactly the same thing that
the railroads been doing for over a hundred and fifty years is just a
big waste of time. it's a job that needs to be done, it's a business.
it's not a daycare, go somewhere else!!! I have never worked a job nor
has anyone else, Where you can sleep for hours out of your 12 hour
shift. Also you are by law not allowed to work more than 12 hours a
day. I don't know about the rest of you but I came from a job where I
was working 90 hours a week to make what I make at the railroad riding
the extra board working 2 days a week. So if you can't do this job
just leave. Stop wasting everybody's time. All you guys holding onto a
spot on the board unhappy are keeping a guy like me who can actually
work and earn a living from having the good life that I see my brother
has who's 15 years ahead of me in the railroad. Go home, it's okay to
admit you can't do something. This isn't for everybody, it's not a
nine-to-five job and it never will be. People working out here just
thinking about going home are dangerous, the guys that aren't here to
work are the ones that end up getting killed.

Name: Wrecks $$$
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years
Posted: 14 September 2018

Due to the lack of maintance, and forced laxed  safety now. CSX has
saved lots of money, but 2016 2017  2018 and moving forward. In reality
have saved nothing because of the increase wrecks And injuries to
employees and the public. A subject that CSX tries to avoid at
shareholders meetings quarterly reporting.And by fudging the facts and
reporting everything,to avoid facts and responsibilities of why there
is an increase in wrecks injury and fatalities. They will not address
how to fix this problem. They CSX and goverment know what has to be
done to correct all this, but again it  will cut into there bottom
line.  And they have to figure out how to not show anything negative
that will affect the operating ratio and dwell times. As long as CSX
can try and blame the employees for everything,CSX ceo mantle get a
pass and itís business as usual. The clock is ticking for the big wreck
that will get attention of the public etc. And hopefully CSX will be
forced to correct there corruption of the way they are running CSX.

Name: Mechanical 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 14 September 2018

I can see it now with one man crews. They will have to have mechanical
staff  in the field right across the system. That will trouble shoot
and assist the engineers, and most likely qualified  with all tickets
to switch on mainlines. And the maintance this ptc  is igoing to need
will be huge. And the goverment will just throw tax payers money at it
till they figure everything out. And there is going to be lots of
accidents and loss of life. But to the goverment and company, that will
just be the price of doing business. I donít think it is going to run
very well with one man crews. There are so many what ifís.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 14 September 2018

1 person train Crew.... "How tomorrow moves"

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

To ALL the Young and Mid-Range Professionals that has made the
discussion to make Railroading a career. 

http://trn.trains.com/news/news-wire/2018/09/06-csx-expects-ptc-to-pave-way-for-1-person-crews-autonomous-operations


All there is when dealing with corps.(esp. the railroad,lower case for
a reason) Is Employees are nothing more than laborers to make the
share-holders more money which in turn the share-holders pay the CEO
BIG BUCKS so the LAZY-ASS share-holders do not have to get their hands
dirty.

You can damn well bet that the above link WILL come true no matter HOW
MANY PEOPLE WILL HAVE TO DIE OR LOOSE THEIR JOBS. 

WAKE THE HELL UP!!

Name: Tm gun
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 14 September 2018

The last thing you want this tm to do is getting his ego hurt. Nothing
worse than a railroader going Postal !

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

Send the CSX police a kite ie letter donít sign it. Once they are
involved. No one can interfere.

Name: Need Advice
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 13 September 2018

So I need some advice,  There's this POS T.M. that's been hammering
folks for a lot of petty stuff lately. Thing is, this T.M. carries a
loaded handgun in his personal vehicle while on duty. Not that I am
opposed to someone carrying a handgun to protect themselves, but this
POS holds us accountable for the rules, yet he is violating a big one. 


  I want to see this POS escorted off the property for this but I
don't quite know how to go about it anonymously.  I feel confident if
it is reported to his supervisor, he will be given a heads up and
nothing will be done. I know that if i come forward and report this, i
will be singled out and fired for something by his fellow managers. Any
advice would be helpful. Thanks.

Name: Yet to come
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 12 September 2018

I was told they could not use management to do work of employees at CSX.
Because of our laws in USA. Well google what they did with cn cp. they
trained all management and office staff to run the trains. They told it
was to use management in case of a strike. But they cut so many jobs.
That they put management to work running the trains. Foote is the same
guy with Hh that implemented this. Just wait and see if it happens with
CSX. The pattern they are doing at CSX was done in Canada tables  etc
all the nonsense. Never say never. Foote will push the envelope ! Foote
has a few more surprises yet.

Name: HMM
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years
Posted: 12 September 2018

T&E

There is more than craft discrimination going on here. Think about
this. If a terminal has 50 employees and is allowed to have 2 tables
and another terminal has 300 employees, then why would they only be
allowed one? Why are some of the smaller terminals allowed to keep
enough to accommodate their needs and then a larger one inconvenienced?
 Seems like they might be trying to send a "power" message.

Name: Responsibility
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 12 September 2018

A growing normal company work look after there  assets, that includes
employees. And to provide a safe work environment. When these hedge
fund thugs get control of a company, it is about greed and everything
else is secondary. This is what they did to cn and cp and nothing
changed till they left. This is a ruthless bunch running CSX and itís a
shame they can get people to do there dirty work. Watch your ass with
this group, you mean fuck all to this regime. They would rather fire
people to get there operating ratio down and they will still do that so
again watch your ass.

Name: Tables
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 12 September 2018

Yes the tables where remove for our giant flea market sale.CSX, needs
these tables to display items we are selling!

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

fellow crews

Does anyone know who exactly put the order out to take away our break
room and crew room tables.  I asked several supervisors and none of
them really knew for sure who to put the finger on.  I don't believe
it was Foote. He has enough to do keeping the companies head above
water and handling corporate business. No way he even knows how many
tables are in each terminal. This had to come from an operating
department or a branch of the financial department. Has anyone heard
who is responsible or this?

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

Offended

  No, they  haven't taken all the table from the other craft
buildings,


We all know why they did what they did. Even some Tm told us that is
was to get us out of the buildings and to keep us from "Sitting"
around not doing or jobs.  I cant believe they would expect any of us
to stand for 1-3 hours waiting on our trains to be built or for a main
line train to show up. 

If they say for one minute it was to cut down on expenses then they
have to be the most pathetic con artist on the face of this earth.

The tables they took out at most terminals were already there for
years. They were not costing the company one red cent. Once in a blue
moon one might finally lose a nut or bolt but most were just fine. The
cost of those tables had been written off the books as a business
expense years ago. It wasn't costing them a dime for them to sit
there. Depreciating assets at the most. With some of the engine seats
we have to sit in I would say most if not all of the tables could be
considered brand new!
We all know why this happened. We are not idiots. I don't know about
you but Im just a little sick and tired of their patronizing behavior!
Take the tables. If I have to stand around for an hour waiting for my
train my back might just start to hurt and I would hate to be forced to
 call the medical department and tell them why.

Name: No money for maintenance 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 12 September 2018

Just watch the next quarterly report, and I bet the operating ratio
numbers will be lower again. CSX is not going to spend any money on
infrastructure or equipment. CSX will push everything to its limits and
still find ways to cut costs. Its all about the operating ratio. They
will spend money when they are forced to but will just be patch job not
long term fixes. Donít expect things to change till mantle ridge is long
gone.

Name: Maintance
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 12 September 2018

Foote is going to let the next ceo do the maintance. There is no money
for anything ! Low operating ratio is all that matters and the share
holders. Iím trying to get the same award as Hh got. Railroader of the
year. And if I spend no money and get the shares up oh the love Iím
going to get from shareholders and maybe my picture in a magazine. I
can see it now Foote turns CSX upside down. What would you do if you
where me ?

Name: Ozzy Osborn 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for N/A
Posted: 11 September 2018

The tables being removed is to get crews out the door and working
faster. Sounds to me like piss poor management! You mean to tell me
that the managers can't get crews working so they remove tables!
Sounds to me like they should have removed the managers. You gotta be a
worthless excuse of a manager if you can't motivate your employees
enough to get out and start working. I would fire every manager under
me if they had to resort to this to get their guys working. 
Louisville, I would fire every manager on duty the prior shift if I had
engines run out of fuel. Furthermore I'd fire every manager involved in
doing O-test because there are a lot bigger issues to deal with right
now. I'm about to fire every manager within 100 miles whether they
work at CSX or not if I don't grease on the m-effing switches!

Name: Offended 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 11 September 2018

Brothers  

Has any other craft at your yards had their tables reduced to one.
Engine house, fuel pads, m&w, signal, carshop etc? I know at indy our
craft is the only tbey've done this to and we have the most employees.
This is craft discrimmination!  Making things a pain in the ass for us.
This isn't a union issue anymore. This craft targeting. This needs to
be filed with the EEOC and the USDOT! We are not a government owned
agency. We are private. Only regulated by federal laws. In the state of
Indiana it's against the law to target a particular working group for
harassment and create a hostile working enviornment. Time for a lawyers
advise on this one!

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

WTF 
Well, the idiots showed up at avon yard and took the one table we had
and replaced it with a totally stupid piece of crap! A table with holes
in it and an uneven surface from hell. You can't write on anything
without a book or something under it. Someone already spilled a drink
on it while eating lunch and it splashed all over the floor under the
table.Food and crumbs will fall through it. Won't be able to clean it
right. No way without a toothbrush.

What the hell is wrong with these people. This table would only be good
at a park outside! Do they ever think!!!

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

They are holding all employees feet to the fire on rules everything. So
when the company breaches contract, or safety issue. Every employee
should put in grievance every time they violate contract or find
something unsafe. Bury them in paper it cost thousands of dollars to go
to arbitration. Make CSX pay for there corrupt ways. And donít let up
till they do change there ways. CSX will figure it out that itís
cheaper to honour contract then paying out on lost arbitration cases.

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

Yes you are right with group grievance,but Iíve not seen many submitted.
Most grievances Iíve seen won was by the individual employee. This
regime singles out a person in most cases to make example out of him.
To cause fear so others are intimidated. Over and over again.

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

The employee only has to fill his duties of the contract in place.
However if a manager tries to tell you to do it his way. The employee
has to comply unless it is unsafe, then you have the right to refuse.
If the employee refuses you are insubordinate and can be fired. If the
company decides not to follow the contract rules they can. And they
know down the road they will have to make affected employees whole only
if they protest threw a grievance. The company knows most are lazy and
will not submit a grievance. And it is a win for the company. The union
can only represent you if you file a grievance and submit the violation
of the contract. Unions are not militant anymore like in the old days.
Itís a paper war now, and the company is spanked buy paying cash out to
people affected. Thatís it thatís all ! Crying in  the  lunch and locker
room how joe blow fucked you over will get you no where. Having a pity
party for yourself might make you feel better but thatís all. Take the
time every time and file a grievance. I know of members that filed
grievances forgot about it two years later nice big check put  in his
account. And the guy that did not file a grievance got nothing.

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

We went threw all this bullshit with Hh. Understand when someone says
union is agreeing with this. No they are not. This regime will do what
they want, they donít care about the rules or collective agreement that
is in place. The collective agreement will stands until there is a new
contract. You all have to put in a grievance when the agreement is
violated. It might take 50 years to get infront of arbitrator. But that
is the only recourse you have. CSX knows this they want to get operating
ratio down, shares as high as they can.  Then cash out and ride into the
sun set. The next ceo etc will have the job of fixing everything. CSX is
not following the collective agreement they signed off on. That is why
managers do what they want and tell you if you donít like it put a
grievance in and laugh. The only thing the union can do is try and make
the company accountable for the agreements they signed. And CSX is not
doing that. So paper is filed and has to work itís way threw the
system, in the mean time CSX is just repeating this over and over.Dont
even argue with management put a grievance in if your short changed and
you will get paid down the road. Priority is getting people back to work
that where fired for nothing.

Name: Pay
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years
Posted: 11 September 2018

Trainman 

It's about time your union's realized you want twice the pay for half
the work. You have an agreed trip rate for 200 miles then that's what
you should get paid. Period!  Just because you get on another train
half way and come back doesn't mean you should be entitled to another
200 mile ticket. It doesn't matter what your agreement says now. It's
going to change. So what if you change trains. It's the same work. Why
you think you should be paid another whole trip rate is beyond me. You
travel 200 miles you get 200 miles. No more, no less.

Name: Ai safety
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 30+ years
Posted: 11 September 2018

When I started the rr the conductor and headend brakeman would always be
looking down each side of the train for defects etc. Then they took
caboose off put people in the head end. And the lengh of the trains
they cannot see tail end. The rr counted on hotbox detector and
dragging equipment sensors. As a carman I would see lots of trains
yarding with dragging equipment like brake beams etc. And bearings red
hot. That just went by the scanners. And the long length of these
trains now and the dangerous product they are hauling is scarey In my
view. And with one less set of eyes, it is going to be a matter of time
before there is major disaster. The public is clueless what is going
threw there towns and cities. There will be a public outcry when there
is a major disaster and loss of life. And the public is going to ask
how the rr where able to get away with such laxed safety rules. The
clock is ticking!

Name: Job postings by management
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 10 September 2018

All those managers have most likely been researching those jobs, because
they could end up with one. This regime has made all managers compete
with each other,and they are all trying to out due each other. Managers
know when the CSX police show up with a card board box it is to clean
there desk out and then get the escort off the property. And I mean all
levels of management. Thes managers are a pin drop from a mental break
down. Stay turned for the out come, here one day gone the next. One of
those jobs might look pretty good after getting killed coed to the curb
by a he CSX corrupted regime.

Name: Urban Dictionary 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 1-10 years
Posted: 10 September 2018

Its not personal...."Its just Business"

Name: Elon musk fears ai
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 10 September 2018

https://amp.nine.com.au/article/016c13c8-1bab-4479-bcda-4ffa61a5b43b
public has to be warned about the lack of safety if ai is going to take
over train movement.

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

Blapples

 YOu are 100% right. There isn't a damn thing you can do but file
claims and pay your money. Those union meetings are a waste of time. I
have been to plenty. You voice your complaint and they go no where. I
have submitted plenty in writing and demanded they be handed to the
general chairman direct. You bet your bottom dollar they ended up in
file 13.  I know from experience the only way you can get your unions
to step up their game is to threaten their positions. Vote them out.
Send them packing. The only time the union ever gets seriously involved
is when the union members start a major stir and the carrier starts
getting worried because they don't want it getting out to the public
that the workers are starting an uproar and the press might get wind
and start asking questions. The union steps in every time and makes
deals under the table with the carrier. THIS IS A FACT! Then they act
like they came and saved the day and took care of everything because if
they don't they will have egg on their face and the press can have a
field day with it. We also have the right to sue our union by Federal
law for not representing us to the fullest extent available to them. 
No one knows what their federal protections are. They don't know their
federal right of protection against corrupt and inept unions set forth
by federal law. If they would all just research their rights and take
advantage of them it would send a message to the unions and the
carriers that we aren't going to deal with their shit laying down.  No
one will stand together. Going to meetings is a waste of time. The LCs
all know what's happening. They work out here just like the rest of
us. They don't need us to file paperwork for everything. They have
just as much of a right to step up for us and demand solidarity. When
was the last time all the LC's got together and filed a massive
petition to the unions and demanded some straight answers form them and
demanded to know exactly what was going on and what was on the tables. I
cant remember when that happened last. Cant even get the LC's to put
their unions on front street. So what does that leave us? Laying down!
No more favors!  No more kissing ass! No more taking every call off the
roster calls. No more sucking up. Mo more doing their work for them. No
more making phone calls we don't have to make to get the YM and TMs
work done for them. STOP KISSING ASS! Stop thinking about yourself and
no one else. For gods sake. Just stick together for once in your
miserable lives.

In the meantime while you sit here and read this they are working on
their plan to downsize the manpower and put more people out of work.
They are getting rid of hotels and changing the pools to do it. They
are talking on pay rates and changes in the way rail miles are going to
be handled.   Flip on a train and go the other direction on another one
but only be paid for handling freight for one train. Pay based on rail
miles only. A lot on the table right now and not one single LC can give
you any hard cold facts on what happening.  Wake up people! Work rules
and conditions are being revamped as we speak!

Name: Siding with rr jim
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 10 September 2018

If you have  a present contract in place you canít striike. The unions
job is to make sure they honour the collective agreement. If you ever
think there would be a wild cat strike you would never get that
directive from union leaders. Itís illegal and the company would find
the rats, to finger who organized a wildcat strike and fire them first
, then most likely the people involved.  They did this at the rr I work
for, we shut place down twenty hours big deal. The rats came out of the
woodwork to save there own skins. Lots of people lost there jobs.

Name: One man health
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 09 September 2018

My friend brought up, if they go to one man crews and you have a medical
condition. That other person is not in cab to perform CPR. If you have a
condition that the company feels you are not fit to be behind the
controls , are they going to hold you out of service till condition is
addressed? I guess these have to be answered!are they going modify the
rules?

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

I think it is time for rr unions across North America, to fund a
campaign to the public about there safety with one man crews. On tv
adds news papers all forms of media. Political people care  about votes
not the standing of the rr companies. The union has to take the money
from strike fund where ever they can to get the message out. Pamphlets
anything. The squeaky wheel gets the grease.  Or just sit back and do
nothing. It is your future people.

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

That article is already a couple yrs. old.


How many actually submitted comments to the FRA when the rail unions
asked for members to do so, not very long ago?

How many actually have contacted their US representatives & asked for
their support for at least 2 person crew legislation?

I/we at home did.  

Both - should have been totally bombarded.  Many people don't seem to
give a rat's ass about anything until it directly affects them and
then it may be too late and that's sad.

Public support for a rail strike? = HA, that'll never happen. 1st time
other workers are sent home from their jobs because of non-delivered
rail goods, etc., think those people would be sympathetic to railroad
employees?

Name: Mechanical
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 30+ years
Posted: 09 September 2018

Cotís stands for cleaned  oiled tested stencil. At one time each rail
car by AAR rules had to have a complete overhaul of the brake system
after 16 years. They stopped this because it cost a lot of money and
down time. Now the brake system gets a simple In shop test every five
years. These cars have been running around with the brake components
the way they came from the factory. The older the car gets the more air
brake problems there are and  it happens on the road, if your lucky you
can just cut the car out. But with sticky brake or sprung slack
adjuster the car has to be set off asap. Then there is number 8 vent
value on longer cars that stick open on colder days. When this happens
brake stays set up and with long trains you will not get calibration. I
could go on and on. Now the hogger by himself has to monitor the new
systems and everything else. I think if company goes one man it will
not be long until they go back to two man crew. It is going to be one
big delay after another with one man crew. That is my take on it.

Name: One man fra
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 09 September 2018

http://thehill.com/blogs/congress-blog/labor/273916-fra-rule-gives-us-chance-to-bar-most-one-person-crew-trains?amp

Name: Trouble
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 30+ years
Posted: 09 September 2018

Well if they go with one man crews, they better have lots of ground
support. There is so much that can go wrong with mechanical side of a
train. For example getting hit by scanners, pull apart, lose of air
etc. The list goes on, it defeats the purpose if they take conductor
out of the crew. And have to have mechanical staff chase these trains.
With the length of trains they want to run. It will be very interesting
to see where the money is saved, and no delays.  It does not matter how
good your ai  is you still have to have hands on.

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

One person train crews are coming no matter what. Congress will have no
influence whatsoever, unions will have no influence whatsoever.
Starting with unions... Have the unions had any power at all since
Mantle Ridge came in the picture? Have contract negotiations ever
really improved? Every time we get a new contract we have to give
something up to gain something else, and dues always go up. We never
get a contract that is better for employees.
As for legislative action... Even if it is law for there to be two
person train crews it won't stop carriers from manipulating scenarios
to find and loophole and get around it. There is a very easy way (that
I'm not going to post on here) for carriers to get around having two
per crew but still not violate any mandatory laws requiring it. 

It's not a Democrat vs. Republican issue, it is an issue of greed
being more important than public safety to the carriers.

Name:  new era coming
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 09 September 2018

Try to get involved with your union, and any politician that will
listen, one man crew reduces safety period. And the union is going to
have to spend money to educated the public. I think once the public see
the dangers of one man crew they will get on board.  You have nothing to
lose but your job.

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

Wuz up my brudas you sum tuf mofos to be puttin up wit da bullzsheet. My
bird trex be tellin me all da time csx sucks. Ya no dat bird be rights.
I works enoughs to pay da basics back to bangin the blonde down tha
road on off time. You mofos be hard up.

Name: To tm 10-20 years
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 08 September 2018

Tm you have a smart mouth hiding behind a key board. One thing that will
happen to you is the more jobs they cut, the less chance they need
people like you. They have done a study and it shows 66 percent of
managers add no productive value to a company. I would bet you fall
into that 66 percent category. Laugh all you want pal but you will not
get the last laugh. Just takes you to piss off one of your bosses and
your gone. You have no protection what so ever.

Name: Inspector
E-mail: 
Employed as: Engine repair, for 20-30 years
Posted: 08 September 2018

ALL ENGINEERS!
Bulletin 5301.2

We read your new bulletin on testing the alerter and saw where it says
unless notified by the mechanical department it was done you have to
test it.

First, testing the alerter is a mandatory test that must be done when
we are servicing and testing the engine devices. It is done by the
electrical man. It is FRA law.

Second, quit asking us over the radio when you get power out of the
house if we did it.  We are going to tell you yes EVERY TIME!!! It is
Fra law.

Third, we have never noted it on the brake slips we leave on your lead
engine and we aren't going to start it now.  Where would we put it?
there is no separate place to note alerter testing. 

The operating rules department should know this and should have worded
that bulletin in a different way. Besides, I believe you all know you
have a rule that says you have to accept the engines they way they are
out of the house. That should take care of any misconceptions that you
have!

Name: By the book
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 08 September 2018

Iíve worked with guys that went by the book from day one. They donít
care what rank the management is. There was never nothing they could do
to these guys. They never let up, and management did not try to play
games with them. They new the rules inside out. And where not afraid to
submit paper work. If equipment was less than perfect they would tag it.
The guys that give in to management put themselves in jeopardy if
equipment fails and causes injury or what ever. Why do that to yourself
when you have rules and laws to protect you! Iíve seen it all in my
thirty plus years! A lot of guys say they just want to get home!!!

Name: Claims
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 08 September 2018

Local Chairmen please post an extensive list of all valid claims in the
locker rooms. I have recently found out that there are a tremendous
amount of T/E employees that don't know about a lot of claims that
they could be putting in.

Here are a few to get started 
CSRA
Late minutes pays 20 minutes straight time
Doubled out claim pays 4 hours straight time
Called outside call cycle pays minute for minute back to last cycle 
S1 claim pays 8 hours straight time 
Holiday claim pays 8 hours straight

Name: engineer
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 08 September 2018

other

When I went to engineer school they didn't say one word about shopping
engines. The only thing they covered was calendar day inspections and
putting tags on non compliant motors and reporting them if they were
out of date.  Most of them just talked about still being able to use
them if it was an in route failure. No one covered how to handle them
at your home terminal. They expected us to read up on non compliant
conditions ourselves.  Of course they didn't give us a copy of the FRA
regulations. That would have been funny as hell if they did. Did a lot
of homework on our own on it. I could write up just about every engine
I get on for something. speedometers are one of the worst. But from
what Im hearing the mechanical desk has been telling everyone if you
got a PTC box on your engine and it displays the speed you can use it
instead. Still supposed to report it though. What good will that do if
they use the PTC instead. Cant see them rushing to fix them. I was told
it doesn't matter if its a foreign engine either and your not using the
PTC on it. If the speed is on it and visible you can use it.

Name: To not scared
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 08 September 2018

I have been reading these posts for two years now. Iím a thirty year rr.
Finally someone has some balls to stand up to these pricks. Yes you have
laws on your side. I wish everyone would follow your lead and do what is
right and do the job the way they where trained to do it. Not let these
manager pricks off the hook all the time so they can get there bonuses,
so there fat wifeís donít throw them out of the house. Get some balls
people like this guy.

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

To all CSX people, and it is still going to get crazier. Everyone is
just a guinie pig. The boys in the ivory tower are going to demand the
impossible and there puppets will try and push everyone.

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

Trainmaster...just continue to live on 2 hrs sleep drink gallons of bad
coffee and eat evernow and then a quarter pounder with cheese..and last
but not least....make those wonderful judgement calls

Name: Train master 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 07 September 2018

We pay you guys to do a job.I don't need to hear all this back talk.now
shut up and go to work

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

Brothers 

The fact is the carrier can change any job they want. All they are
required to do is give the unions notice they are changing job
conditions and rate of pay. It is their right. The union has absolutely
no federal right to dictate how the carrier restructures if doing so
helps them save money and become more profitable.  You can't strike.
All the union can do is file charges within the scope of their rights.
In the meantime you Will do what the company decides or you can quit.
Plain and simple. So get used to the changes coming. You have no
choice. I can say one thing though, if your pay rates go down then your
union dues should be reduced. If they don't then the members need to
stop their dues and file a class action suit against the union for
failure to ajust dues based on your rate of income. You have the right
by federal law.

Name: To sink hole
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 30+ years
Posted: 07 September 2018

Foote learned from Hh not to honour anything. Fire people to make others
fall in line intimidation and fear, union busting 101. Myself I was
fired and pulled out of service twice. Returned to work threw the union
arbitration with pay. Myself I have a lot of respect for the union. 
When this regime breaks all the rules, the union files paper work and
it has to work its way threw the system. This regime knows they will be
long gone before, a lot of these issues get worked out. The people are
the union, and if you have been affected personally you have to file a
grievanc in order for it to be heard. Everything takes time to get
resolved CSX knows this. My personal experience with the union I got my
monies worth for what they did for me. I was able to retire because of
the work of the union.  You all have to file grievances to be made
whole. Rome was not built in a day! You think things are bad now, if
you did not have the union it would be a nightmare!

Name: Train master buster
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 07 September 2018

Your a pussy.I bet your wife , or to be politically correct your partner
if you have that persuasion probably beat your ass

Name: One man crew
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 07 September 2018

With the one man crew when something goes wrong. That train can tie up
the main line for hours and hours. Till two mechanical staff in a truck
on overtime drive hours to investigate issues. I can see it now one man
crew walks back to investigate and lays in a ditch with broken ankle
waiting for help. Then they have to find new crew hogger. I donít think
they CSX knows what there in for if this happens ! The law suits from
public will bankrupt CSX.

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

Anyone see this yet? 
http://trn.trains.com/news/news-wire/2018/09/06-csx-expects-ptc-to-pave-way-for-1-person-crews-autonomous-operations

Just hought you guys should know whats in store for you.

Name: Communication update
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 06 September 2018

To save money and solve our communication problems of cell phones. Head
office will start training employees how to use and understand Morse
code. https://www.artofmanliness.com/articles/morse-code/

Name: Laughing 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 30+ years
Posted: 06 September 2018

None of you have the backbone to do anything. All talk. Laughing ... 








Name: Train master buster
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 06 September 2018

Train master talkin tough...what till some one runs in to you at
walmart
and knocks all your teeth out. Its happened before.so you better go to
work and DO your job and dont think your a tough guy

  View This Article

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

Every railroad in most countries , have the same stories as the accident
with this man. It is not an isolated accident. To this day in the
transportation industry people are in charge of peopleís lives. Mainly
the airline industry, working people that are fatigued. And changes
will not be looked at till there is another major accident. People go
to work everyday on anti depressants and other medication in safety
sensitive jobs. People canít handle the day to day stress of life, so
they are prescribed a pill to mask reality. In most cases safety is
last because of cost. And cuts into bottom line of profits.

Name: Carman
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 30+ years
Posted: 06 September 2018

My career on the rr there was drinking from the top down discreetly. The
supervisors where promoted from the ranks, he personally new everyone
and there was trust then. Management and employees got the job done
first before any down time like a game of cards. The work got done
everyone was happy and was a good place to work. When they brought
management from the street that all changed, it is what you have today
no trust or respect.

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

My cousin had a promising career with the rr. He was tm young and
healthy. Went to an after hours party shot his mouth off to co worker
both where drunk. Cousin ended up in intensive care, but suffered brain
damage from the beating he took. And now is unemployable. Moral of the
story if your going to shoot your mouth off be able to back it up.

Name: Train master buster
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 06 September 2018

Train master talkin tough...what till some one runs in to you at walmart
and knocks all your teeth out. Its happened before.so you better go to
work and DO your job and dont think your a tough guy

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

If you need to get into tmci or tmai to look at your train
just go to 22 instead of 13 and down at the bottom there's
a line that says next function. Type in tmci or tmai and you
can look at your train. Not really back dooring it but it is 
better than nothing.

Name: Third gen
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 06 September 2018

The railroad was built on booze, you had to be half pissed to work
there. We never had the fancy drugs that you guys have today !

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

Been retired a year, love it we all have a story, go on vacation pal.
One thing I can say is I donít miss the rr, your right it has all gone
to shit.

Name: Ground Pounder
E-mail:
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 05 September 2018

Has anyone tried to access the mainframe through the backdoor
latey??????   It's not working and it sucks when your at your away
from home terminal and would like to look up info on your train or
trains coming!!!! Seems like you're only limited to the 13 screen. IF
ANYONE HAS A GO AROUND IT WOULD BE GREATLY APPRECITATED IF YOU SHARE
IT. Thanks in advance

Name: Cell phone
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 05 September 2018

If the company wanted you to use cell phones to contact them, they would
provide them. It is against the law to have it at the rr driving and
using it in your car  etc. 25 percent of car accidents are caused from
cell phones. If you have a phone in the cab of unit. And you are
focused on a call or message, your attention is not 100 percent on the
job. Psychology have proved the distraction of cell phones.  There also
is a withdrawal factor of not have phone presaant and on. They cause
death.

Name: Safety
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 05 September 2018

The railroad companies are not installing cameras to see if you brushed
your teeth. It is about safety and liabilityís. From now on Iím leaving
my phone in my car at work. It will be there problem to figure out how
to communicate with me other than the radio. I will give them no reason
at all to fire me because of a cell phone. Safe not sorry!

Name: Turn cell off
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 05 September 2018

http://trn.trains.com/news/news-wire/2017/01/17-class-i-east-cameras

Name: Cell phone sniffer?
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 05 September 2018

https://blet5.com/2017/10/18/cell-phone-sniffer/amp/

Name: Electronic devices
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 05 September 2018

Federal law and company policy. The rules are there in black and white.
If you want to go by your own rules then you, could be fired.

Name: Cell phone?
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 05 September 2018

https://www.fra.dot.gov/Elib/Document/1593

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

Over the years I have seen people fired for violating company policies.
And the employee says I was just helping the company, is no defence.
Using cell phones is a violation on company property other than in the
lunch room on your break or what is set out by the company. Most will
not make an issue that one manager that has it in for you from the
past, you just gave him revenge to fire you. There are those managers
that will not make be deal out of it ,but then there are those that
will make a big deal out of it. Remember they want to cut staff by
2020. And if they can fire senior people with cause they save money.
Itís your choice if it was me I would not take my phone onto company
property. The rr got by before cell phone. In a family emergency they
will still get you that message. Stop playing with fire.

Name: Stupid no cure found yet
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 04 September 2018

Why would any one put there income in jeopardy, to help a company fire
you. If they have your number and find out you violated company policy.
You just gave them the reason to fire you. You are all crazy to put
yourself in this position. There is no one that could help you if you
where fired. Clear cut violation of company policy. How would you
explain that to your family.  Again they still have not found a cure
for stupid people.

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

Hoggers 

Listen up. Just think for one moment. Now answer this question. ....

Why does CSX have the radio program set up so the mechanical and PTC
help desk can contact you on the locomotives but nothing is in place
for the trip optimizer department?  Think about it.

And for you idiots who keep using your personal cell phones to call
them while you on the locomotives to troubleshoot before you depart,
stop being a brain dead moron. Can you not read and understand the
electronic device policy?

Exact words from the mouth of a TO help desk tech while talking to them
after getting off the train..... 
I know your not supposed to call us while your on your train but we got
guys that do it all the time. We keep these reports. It's not hard to
figure out who's doing it. That rule is ridiculous anyway.We have no
other way to contact crews.
 
So explain at your investigation why your on your personal cell phone
while in the cab and at the controls of the locomotive.

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

they changed it again.   Who knows how to backdoor the mainframe?

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

Yea big shot train Bastard's.....we know u dont give a damn...and WE
know you cant think worth a damn neither....!! But you sure are a
natural at puckering UP....

Name: Trainmaster 2
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 04 September 2018

Trainmasters make 90k a year. They also get another 15-30k bonus a year.
 Jokes on you t&e.  Get on your train and leave!

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

If the unions today had solidarity, these types of regimes that invade
companies would not stand a chance. The only way they would get
anything done is treat employees right and offer incentives. But over
time generations became weaker and weaker. My time over 36 years they
did not piss off the employees or they new they would feel it. The day
will come that unions will just be a thing read about in history books.

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

Trainmaster donít make yourself sound important, you pay nobody. Your
dead weight and our hard work carries you and you no it. You add no
productive value to the company. Your a token thatís it, just a bitch
that reports to high ups. We pay you your a joke. Donít have a stroke
if you have to walk ten feet.

Name: Train master 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 03 September 2018

You bunch of damn crybabies show up and do the job we pay yall to
do.think you got it tough now keep running your damn mouth on here and
you ain't seen tough.we don't give a damn

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

Are there any posters from the Huntington WV locomotive prison er sorry
repair shop on here?

Name: Tactics
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 03 September 2018

One tactic they also use to get rid of managers , is to transfer them.
And cup cakes says no way. And most leave the company. Costs CSX
nothing. Or they creat a job promote manager to it then abolish the job
and heís done. They are pretty creative on eating there own, and this
regime is very good at it. # important no more!

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

Fuck all trainbasdards..piece of shit mother fuckers

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 03 September 2018

Yall numb nuts need to read and abide by "our"...code of
bullshi##!!!@@...conduct!!

Name: Management 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 02 September 2018

These managers that have been with CSX for a short time, itís not by
mistake. The company can put these puppets in these position. And then
get them to do the dirty work for upper management. And when CSX see
they have no more use for them. They are very cheap to get rid of, CSX
does not have to pay big severance packages. Then they can keep
repeating the process of hiring and then firing them. Or they push them
to pack it in. And the least they know the better for CSX.

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

I just attempted to read the CSX code of Ethics, read the first page and
couldn't go any further. Guess it sounds good to the investors and
anyone else who doesn't work for this place and know what is really
going on.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 02 September 2018

the management has been clueless and dirty for years but all bets are
off with this new breed the ones that have very few years of service in
the crafts with a know it all attitude are the most clueless dumb ass of
them all they don't give a shit about safety contracts or craft lines
and there are more than enough who are to willing to cross them anyway
and to put these ass holes on top of it just another nail in coffin for
the workers, those that use to give a dam don't no more and with these
cock sucking managers they have why would anyone.

Name: Management
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 02 September 2018

When it comes to management there is more than one cockroach in the
kitchen, that are out to hang your ass. Foote still wants to trim the
stafff by 2020. Get rid of the senior guys and replace them. With
employees that know nothing and can be managed like dogs. Trust me seen
it and itís coming.

Name: Pro
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 02 September 2018

And mr. Professional CSX would fire your ass in a heartbeat, just
because they can. I have no love for any management pal.

Name: Cab cam
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 02 September 2018

At least being a running trades employee and with the cab cams, you can
show them what you just ate , open your mouth and show the camera every
time, or pick your nose and show the cam the boogers. Give them an
appetite on other end of cam. Lol

Name: Abc
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 02 September 2018

Craft mow...doesnt matter what department your in, they all have
supervisor breathing down your neck. 
Or you could look at it like this....have them breath down your neck,
or have bill collectors breatjing down yoir neck while you on
unemployment. 
Yes we get dirty. Yes we work long hrs. Yes we are away from home alot.
Yes we make over 100k a yr. Yes they are hiring in mow. Yes we work yr
round. 
So do what you want...doesnt matter to me.

Name: Car training
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years
Posted: 01 September 2018

To be carman four years of training tests all the way threw. And to get
certified for goverment to inspect trains. And also had to take
training on inspecting tank cars. I donít know how CSX can get away
with not training new people. It is a danger to everyone.  Itís not
right!

Name: Transfer 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 01 September 2018

To transfer over to car or loco shop. You have to have a mechanical
aptitude. I had to also get all my positions in welding. Had to weld
all my test plates and they had to pass. It took 4 years to be an A
rate carman. There is lots to it and lots to learn. I donít know if
they give mechanical aptitude test still before your hired. They like
people that hire on with there welding, there is a majority of welding
done in repair shops. There is lots to learn to be AAR certified. I
would really check it out before I transferred from running trades. Fyi

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

The grass is always greener on one side than the other, or the same you
just gotta find out which side

Name: Crafts mow 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 31 August 2018

If you ever decided to transfer from running trades. You will make less
money and have a supervisor breathing down your neck the whole your on
duty. And be prepared to get covered in dirt grease etc. The grass is
not always greener on other side of the fence c

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

Trackman

Come to the mow side. They are hiring. Get all the overtime you want.

Name: TRUTH
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 31 August 2018

BUSTED

ITS ALL BULLSHIT!  A person that far away from a cut is not going to
get run over.  I also heard that the cut was being shoved through 
electric switches that the dispatcher had lined.

 Look at this shit. HH changed it so you could get off of MOVING
EQUIPMENT.  He did away with the safety stops. He took out the rule on
get on off equipment by a main line or a so called "HOT" side.

So no manager can tell me out there anywhere that it is unsafe to turn
your back on equipment that you could walk 20 car lengths before it
ever caught up with you. Maybe 10 lengths if the engineer was shoving
faster than walking speed, but I can tell you without a doubt that I
don't know of any conductor who wouldn't turn around and check out
where his cut is before then. 
What that manager did was just plain horse shit and Im sure there is no
doubt that he had it in for the guy. This is the kind of shit that
requires ALL OF US TO SLOW THE HELL DOWN! WAY DOWN! Watch every step
you take. Check every switch and switch point twice. Double check
everything.

We had a conductor working remotes that brought his cut back after the
Tower operator lined the electric switch for his move. EVERYONE counted
on it working correctly because it was an electric switch so ABSOLUTLEY
NO ONE was checking the switch points on it on every move.
His cut picked the switch and they threw the book at him telling him he
should have checked the switch points. Total horse shit. So every time
he made a move he would walk up to the switch after it was lined and
check it. It wasn't a week before he was called in and told by
management to knock it off because he was delaying movement of the
freight in the yard. He told them to drop the charges against him or he
would keep checking. He was told that he was being given a direct order
to stop it and he could argue his case at his investigation. He was
found guilty and his case is pending arbitration.
Now can anyone tell me that this is ethical, moral, safe or shows that
the company even gives a rats ass about our safety or safety of others?
 What was really pathetic about this whole thing was that no one else
working in the yard would check the switch points on the electric
switches either. Tried to get them to stick together and start doing it
and they wouldn't. If they had started it like that conductor had maybe
that would have ended the charges against the guy.

Name: Trackman
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 1-10 years
Posted: 31 August 2018

Does anyone have any idea when CSX might stop these stupid layoffs! I
would like to work without worrying about losing my damn job.

Name: Busted
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 30 August 2018

It is all management that is out to bust you. If your doing pk switching
etc.  and you take your eye off the ball. Your most likely to be wrote
up. It is a directive from upper management to do this. Not the
individual manager.  It takes your attention off the real issues of the
railroad.  Keeping you mad and paranoid keeps you from focusing on other
issues like reporting safety issues etc.  The intimidation will just get
worse that is all management has to try and control the employees. It is
really pathetic how they treat the employees, but Iím a strong believer
that karma with come around.

Name: Crafts
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 30 August 2018

If you cross over to crafts, you go on bottom of seniority list. And
most likely with be on midnight shift with Tuesday wenday off etc.

Name: 3 sheets to the wind..
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 30 August 2018

Csx suckssassssssssssss...!!!

Name: watchdog
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 1-10 years
Posted: 30 August 2018

T&E crews

Witnessed a conductor watching a shove. cars had to be a good 20 car
lengths away from him. He turned his back to the cut and walked about
15 feet then turned around. They were hiding and watching him. they
busted him for turning his back on the cut. Got this guy the day before
too I was told. Didn't see that one.

Let the petty failures begin. Your war is just starting.

Name: Jimmy Buffet
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 30 August 2018

Lets all get drunkkkk and screw

Name: Louisville Alert!
E-mail: 
Employed as: Engine repair, for 10-20 years
Posted: 30 August 2018

Attention Louisville T/E employees: Louisville terminal is hiring 7
Diesel Locomotive Electricians. Starting rate is 27, full journeyman
rate is 30 and some change. The class is a cake walk and anyone can do
it. 
Tired of harassment on the transportation side? Join now
Tired of an unstable work schedule? Join now
Tired of wondering if your job will be there tomorrow? Join now
Tired of working in the heat/cold/rain/snow/sleet? Join now
Tired of being constantly pressured into working faster and faster?
Join now
Conductors, are you tired of wearing your body out
standing/walking/climbing all day everyday? Join now
WE NEED YOU! 
Develop a skill today! Learn a trade all expenses paid now! Develop a
skill that will be with you forever that you can take with you
wherever! 
We got 7 slots, get em while they're hot!
Have you been thinking of leaving CSX but don't want to start over
somewhere? Switch crafts and keep your years of service and vacation!

Name: FooteIsMyBuddy
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for 30+ years
Posted: 30 August 2018

ďWhat Hunter had done in a short period of time in transforming the
organization was simply amazing,Ē said James Foote, who took over as
CEO when Harrison died in December.

Name: Foote carries Hh plan
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 30 August 2018

From articles Iíve read on how Hh planned to to run CSX, the spaghetti
bowl track canít be done. And I think Foote know it by now. Selling off
shorter lines is not going to stream line CSX.  Itís been two years of
really no plan at all. I think they Foote and friends are going to wing
it as long as possible. Get all the bonuses and pay out of CSX they can.
And when mantle gives him the signal to cash in an run thatís what is
going to happen!

Name: Grind
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 30 August 2018

Foote says CSX will keep grinding threw 2018 and forward. I guess
starting with paper computers and tables.  A penny here a penny there
lol.

Name: Hh
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 30 August 2018

As long as you have foote, he is working out of Hh play book. Have good
day.

Name: Blacksmith
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 10-20 years
Posted: 29 August 2018

Fellow Co workers : Dont you think its time for a WILD CAT STRIKE...??

Name: Watch your back
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 30+ years
Posted: 29 August 2018

When Hh was at cn cp they raised the speed limit on the property. From
15 miles per hour to 25 miles per hour for all staff and crew cabs. So
when you are coming out from between rail cars etc. Have a real good
look before stepping out and getting ran over. Safety is last with this
regime,  itís go go go. Then when some one gets  injured or killed they
scratch there head. Cn cp had more fatalities under the watch of Hh in
a short time period than any ceo before him. Safety first my ass.

Name: Seenitall
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 29 August 2018

Brothers 

Before you buy or up your insurance check the new guidelines. Their
coming up new ways to get out of paying it any way they can. 

As for taking papers down the rules are clear you can't post anything
on csx propert without their permission.  However  you can put notices
on designated union boards if there not locked behind glass so
management can't steal info off of them. It's all unions rights and
in agreements that the carrier allow a board to post info to members. 
Talk to your LC's about getting access to them and if need be fight
for another board. 
They pulled a fast one at avon once when we were going through the
fight over our union bumper stickers. Demanded one be removed from a
union board saying the board they were using wasn't officially a
designated board in writing. Claimed they just let the unions use it.
That didn't last long after the International was called. 
Your LCs better have it in writing which boards are rightfully their's
 before the new regime starts this crap again! Got a feeling this is
going to get ugly again!

Name: Insurance 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 29 August 2018

Before Hh just train crews carried insurance. Then once Hh took over
cprail. Everyone went out and bought that insurance Carmen machinist
etc. It was a piece of mind for the workers. And we told supervisor in
a round about way that we had insurance. So when we where pulled out of
service, the company new they where not hurting us in the wallet. The
company just worked short of people when they sent people home.

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

Drag up hills slow.. slide down fast...tonnage first ..Safety last

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

Me 

Smart mouth.  Your one of the problems I'm sure.

Name: Smelly foote
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 28 August 2018

Smelly Foote and friends,forgot to read the chapter on CSX company
policy about insider trading!  O what one more rule he has broken
doesnít matter he is the boss. Maybe securities commission should have
a look at smelly Foote and friends. And mantle ridge of course, they
think nobody is watching. We will see if good old Karma takes its
course!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 28 August 2018

https://www.postanalyst.com/2018/08/28/some-csx-corporation-csx-institutional-investors-are-quietly-pulling-out/

Name: Me
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 28 August 2018

ORD,

  Wow man, I can't believe you put these managers on notice like that,
you have balls of steel.

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

TRAINMASTERS/ROADFOREMAN

Please pay attention and take note. I will explain to you how to read
the operating rules manual. It seems that many of you have never
learned the proper procedure.


Each rule is either a singular rule or it come certain steps that are
to followed. If a rule has added procedures/guidelines you will see
them listed as either steps 1-2-3, etc.  or A-B-C,etc.

If a rule is listed with steps 1-2-3 etc. that means each step is to be
taken and in the order listed. 
If the rule is listed with steps A-B-C etc, then those steps are
usually optional steps. If you look closely at the rule with these
steps you will see that most end with the word "or"! This means any
of the steps could be an option to consider.
Once again, if the rule is followed by numbered steps each sub rule is
to followed and in the step order.
There is no reason an supervisor should not know how to read the
operating rules book. YOU ARE NOT authorized to order any employee to
disregard any of these steps to cut corners to save time or rush the
movement of freight. 
All employees who are taking the face to face training will be briefed
on the proper procedure for reading the Operating rules book
correctly.

RRJIM. That was a wise statement but until all Supervisors know how to
read and apply the rules correctly, following them wont help anyone
from receiving unfair discipline.

Name: Seniority 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 28 August 2018

Only a moron would suggest messing with a person seniority. Even when a
person is fired and held out of service for a long time. When they are
reinstated, it is alway with full seniority. I know it happened to me,
only a pup would suggest that.

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

Survey:
Company idea?  Any union dues paying member would be foolish/out of
their mind to like that.

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

Who likes this idea?
When you get charged, instead of getting time on the street we do
this:
Minor-You get a 30 day loss of seniority
Major-You get a 60 day loss of seniority
Minor takes a year to fall off
Major takes two years to fall off
If you get charged while you still have an offense on your record then
the penalty is doubled. 
Basically your punishment would be going to the extra board for a
prescribed period of time.

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

What is this one engine bs. that I'm starting to see everywhere?  Heavy
trains, 100 to 150 cars with only one engine?   They aren't saving fuel
this way no matter what there computer tells them.  They are using more
fuel straining that one unit while tearing it up at the same time. 
Notice they aren't investing in new engines,  we still have the oldest
fleet around.  These guys go beyond the term "bean counters".

Name: Waiting pay
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 27 August 2018

As one person said, waiting time pay is about . 75cents a minute$45.00
an hour. So add that up over 1 year. That is new truck or boat payment
for the hard working CSX unionized employee. That deserve every penny
of pay. Iím retired now but, hope you people get every penny for all
the sacrifices you make for being a RR. It does not matter who ceo is
or how good equipment is. Without the hard working employees management
and shareholders are nothing. The backbone of CSX is the hard working
men and women. Donít ever forget that, without you people the rr is
dormant.

Name: About the money
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 27 August 2018

Foote and company itís all about the money, bonuses perks etc. So if you
have to stand in line to use computer wait for ride etc. Your time is
worth money. Bill for every minute your on the property. In ones years
time you would be surprised how much it adds up to. The employees that
do CSX a favour are just plain and out right stupid. If they want you
to stay CSX MUST PAY. And pay and pay and pay forever.

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

I personally don't give a big Fuck about CSX removing the computers
from  where I work, all the jobs we have are O.T. after 8 hrs. I will
gladly wait in line at 75c a minute until a computer is available. They
want to make bad decisions make em pay for it. Just making sure I
document when I have to wait on a computer in case one of these Morally
Corrupt POS managers tries to trump up some stealing time charge.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years
Posted: 26 August 2018

Uh-oh, someone must have had a bad day, week, whatever, and has a burr
up their butt. 
C'mon, this is CSX SUCKS not co-workers suck.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 26 August 2018

Well Hogger,

Am no company man, far, far from it.
However, completing time tickets, & accessing needed bulletins should
be the priority.  Hopefully the co. will wake up & fix this.
 
Maybe you are one of those that thinks they can boss a Conductor
around.
Lots of engineers think I'm going to set all their required paperwork
in front of them like I'm some sort of secretary. Ain't gonna
happen.

Lots of engineers say they can designate who to call signals  - last I
looked, the rule states "may".  Ain't gonna happen.  I "may" tell
someone who does that to (you know what).

Then, there are times when the rule(s) stipulate a walking train
inspection must be made:  Last I looked, the rule(s) do not stipulate
"who" must do the walking. Whenever a knumbnuts engineer tries to
threaten me with a walk if they do something in particular, = the
person is informed: me taking a long walk = Ain't gonna happen.
Will be gone soon so any discipline threatened - I can laugh at.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 26 August 2018

Computer terminals, chairs, etc...........

Quite a few may have made this a hassle for all.
Shouldn't have to wait to use a device to tie-up after a trip 
or when needing to get a new, needed bulletin account some meatball is
hogging the thing(s) looking at seniority rosters, crew standings
[where & what job others are on] statement of earnings, etc., etc. 

Have no clue regarding all agreements but in one I know that can be
read - lunch in yard = :20 min. (each if more than one).  Road =
may\might be allowed only if meeting points won't be affected. Try
that one now days, especially on a long pool run, passenger area.

Name: Utuvl
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 26 August 2018

Crews....Tables
Rest assured this issue has had attention brought to it. All crews must
be provided a place to eat. This does include tables and chairs. If
tables are removed from a designated crew room but are provided in
another area to use as a break room, you can use those tables if
necessary. If you are waiting for inbound trains or trains to be worked
for deparure you have every right to wait in these rooms instead of
standing without relief which as we all know could be up to 2 hrs. Or
more. Most crew rooms have a communication box set up to call crews and
tell them their trains/power/ paperwork etc...is ready. There should be
the same system in the break room to advise crews to return to work.
You can be notified in these rooms just as easily as in designated crew
rooms. What you need to do to help out on this issue is to check all
other buildings at your terminal. MofW, signal,engine pads, car
shops,etc... if they have a report to duty room and they all still have
tables then you need to let your LC's know immediately.  This is clear
grounds for craft discrimmination. This can not and will not be
tolerated. We all remember when every craft had a television to view
and they were removed from the crew rooms of T&E only. All crafts were
eventually treated equally when this charge was submitted. Fair
treatment of all crafts is a must. No particular craft should be
singled out on an issue such as this.

Name: Camel Toe
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 26 August 2018

CsX......suxssssssssss

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

ALERT!!!!

All terminal managers have been ordered to get their terminals turned
around and make them all one hour departure time terminals.  All crews
will be out of the buildings within 10 minutes on duty. All trains will
depart and knock down the signals within one hour. We all just saw the
crazy mad man out of control behavior this new regime has created. It
was impossible to get this done because paperwork wasn't ready, power
wasn't ready and bas orders had to be set out. The supervisors on duty
went nuts. The behavior was unprofessional and as far as we were
concerned constituted charges of conduct unbecoming an employee of csx.
 WE CALLED THE ETICHS COMMITEE! 
There is no way in hell all trains are getting out in an hour. There is
no way all paperwork will be ready and available for our jobs and a good
job briefing can be done in 10 minutes all the time. Everyone needs to
stick together on this one and nip it in the butt immediately. Make
notes. Note every move you make and what time you do it. Make notes of
the times you told YMs that you didn't have proper paperwork. It is
black and white in the rules book what the YM duties are and yours. We
only have to tell them one time!!!! we don't have to make calls to
Jacksonville and do clerk work. We don't have to do co-mingled
service. If I have to do the TM's work or the YMs Im putting in claims
for co-mingled service and their pay. I don't care if I don't get it
paid. Start a paper trail. Show what's going on.  Just don't do their
work. Its time to stop babysitting management. its time to grow a damn
pair if you haven't yet. Be a real man!

Name: Promotion fantasies
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 25 August 2018

All these managers that drink the koolaid, and ended up with the Hh
brain virus. All think that all the bullying to employees is going on
record to higher ups to show how loyal,and how they would sacrifice
themselves for mantle ridge. All expecting a big promotion in the near
future. Now the reality is that when the mantle ridge gang rides out of
dodge. They will not give a shit who they sucked in to do there dirty
work. There bank accounts will be topped off and will live happily ever
after. And the managers left behind will not know what hit them.

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

When mantle ridge is gone and all these cock sucking managers that
screwed so many over will want to be every ones buddy again good luck
the damage is done and will never be forgotten they can go screw them
selves they drank the cool-laid and sold everyone out those that are
left and the very few that will ever come back will never forget what
they did

Name: Smelly....Foote...
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 25 August 2018

I swear....been to 3 world's fair's and 5 goat f...##.
"Ropins"...aint seen a harder bunch to force feed the kool-aid..

Name: Brake Shoe
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 10-20 years
Posted: 25 August 2018

Prime example.... in Csx....and what them sorry sum bitches...Hedge Fund
white shirt...limp wristed...greedy pigs...dont give a big rats ass
about jobs..economy..America...or any damn thing except bleeding a
company for quick profits...then going on to another " victim.... cant
trust them... In a SHIT HOUSE with a mussle on.....

Name: Gutting
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 25 August 2018

These managers think removing chairs and computers they are making a big
difference in saving company money. They have ran out of ways to bully
employees. Try this wave at one and see the dirty look you get. Itís
the intimidation tactics there taught. Once mantle ridge is gone these
managers think employees will forget how they treated people. And will
want to be buds again down the road. The more men they cut the less
managers they need. Hh mantle ridge way is a form of insanity and
everyone goes along with it, almost like a virus crawled into there
little controlled  brains.

Name: Too Far
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 25 August 2018

Just stopped into Queensgate yard today and seen where the managers have
removed the tables and most computers. This place has gotten ridiculous.
Where are the crew suppose to brief.. Standing up? It's pitiful the way
this company treats its employees. You're just a number.

Name: Taco
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 25 August 2018

What Iím trying to tell you , with this group hedge fund hacks. They are
at CSX for a short time. They will sell all your Burgas and taco places
if they can get away with it. Greed profit then they will pull the plug
not caring how they left the company. Corporate greed does not care
about employees nothing. Fast profit!!

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

one thing csx has in great abundance is dumb ass management and the
worst are those suck ass that come from the crafts and these dump ass
pricks work a few years in the crafts and are now total experts on how
a rail road work they only promote the kiss ass and laziest because
they make to top idiots look intelligent and they need new scape goats
for when the shit hits the fan, and in all my years it is only getting
worse all managers are lying peace of shit but this new generation is
worse they will stab any one in the back have no clue how things have
run for years and live to violate the contract and craft lines and
could care less about any ones safety has long as the heat stays off
them screw these guys don't take any short cuts do it by the book
these guys will push you to do that then hang you in the next breath
that is what every one is dealing with now.

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

You think your keeping your job by running for CSX read all of this.
https://www.forbes.com/sites/stevedenning/2015/11/20/how-activist-hedge-funds-turn-others-into-vultures/amp/

Name: Funds
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years
Posted: 24 August 2018

https://mobile.reuters.com/article/amp/idUSKCN1FZ02I

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

Take all the assets and sell em....we dont give a shit...bout hauling
freight no more...our ceo with dream.."psr"...done left us.....took
all the reason we had for kissing ass accept with wallstreet anymore..

Name: 1 to 10 conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 24 August 2018

With your seniority, by the time they are done selling off assets be
thankful if you still hold a job. This regime is ruthless call me
stupid all you like. Hang on buddy your in for a hell of a ride. Good
luck!

Name: Sell off
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 24 August 2018

Iím going to predict the future for you. These hedge fund guys are going
to sell off what ever they can get away with, if it is productive or
not. It has nothing to due with someone running a switch or not running
down the track switching. I witnessed this with two other RR that was
invaded by hedge fund companies. Just wait and see what CSX is going to
sell off in the near future.

Name: Shutdown
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 24 August 2018

Are you that stupid that you think they shut a terminal down. Because of
few slackers. This regime will make any move to put shot term gains of
money in there pocket. And it is good way to fudge the operating ratio.
It has nothing to do with inept unproductive managers, that once worked
at that terminal.

Name: SICKS
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 24 August 2018

Yeah you forgot to add the part about how the same few guys that always
tear equipment up are drawing attention to your terminal as well. 
When your terminal gets shut down, run through, or cut back due to a
loss in freight volume because it is being re-routed and you don't
have a job, you can thank those that are super slow workers that don't
carry their weight, and those that constantly tear everything up. You
can also thank the union for making sure these guys keep coming back to
ruin it for everyone else.
I applaud managers that target certain people (if it is for good
reason) If you have a target on your back then chances are you put it
there and you need to go before you ruin it for everyone else.

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

If your terminal is underperforming and gets put on the chopping block
what will you do? Really, if it all goes away, if you wake up next week
and the place you work is closed what are you going to do? I have heard
it enough "the railroad ain't going anywhere it's been around for a
hundred years and it'll be around another hundred". If this is how
you think then you better wake up! If your terminal isn't productive
it WILL close. All you guys that slack off at work and don't get much
done either because you are disgruntled or you just plain don't know
what you are doing, you better get right quick.

Name: Union slacker reps
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years
Posted: 24 August 2018

I have been there and back and no how it is. There are people that where
elected or appointed in the union that should not of been,wrong fit self
 serving. But then there are those reps. I have a lot of respect for and
have been the driving force of getting things done. You donít here of a
lot of the fights and accomplishments these people do and get no credit
or recognition for there hard work. You just hear the negative comments
because something was not addressed in the time people think it should
be. To those people I say run for a position and try to do better if
you think you can. Anyone can be a critic! The union has to use the
tools they have and lay  paper on the company in disputes and it goes
back and for, in a lot of cases ends up on arbitrators decision. The
company drags out, does everything they can to slow down the process. I
paid union dues for 34 years and I have to say the union did good by me.
Got me out of some real bad jams, like being fired and returned to work.
Give the guys that do care some credit and the slackers just vote them
out. This regime has no respect for the union process, human rights
anything good. They are a bunch of cut throat thugs that have one
agenda. Take every penny they can out of the company then cash in and
run. The managers that treat employees like shit, karma will get them
one way or another, I witnessed this with my own eyes. Priceless.

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

Utu is about a joke please comment on your experience with this csx side
kick utu who won't do nothing for there union brothers it's a joke

Name: Railroader gone wild
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 23 August 2018

In ten years after I retire if I go to this website you guys are still
be talking about the same BS

Name: Railroader gone wild
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 23 August 2018

Grievances are lamo...
Pay claims a waste of time
Just quit and get a job without all the BS

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 23 August 2018

The Problem is no one sticks together, these are the people that talk
big and then are more than willing to cross craft lines and break all
the rules and kiss managers ass at every chance they get as fare I'm
concern all these guys that are willing to cross craft lines they get
what they deserve and for the managers that violate the contracts and
craft lines they will get what they deserve in the end so csx and all
these pricks can go screw them selves.

Name: Silent fight
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 23 August 2018

Iím proud of all the people that fight back against this regime.
Remember we have time on our side. The management are impatient want it
all now. They are looking for promotions at your expense. Be calm play
there game, they can step up to the line but once they cross the line.
Bingo you have them. File grievance complaints lots of paper, do unto
others as they do to you. They can pay you now or pay you later. Try
sticking to gether, fight fire with fire.

Name: Harry palm 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 23 August 2018

Fuck Trainmaster David Benson. That Fat dumbass is dumber than a
retarded monkey. Inbreeding must run in his family. Keep up the great
work you fucktard.

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

https://cookcountyrecord.com/stories/511485317-engineer-accuses-csx-transportation-of-defamation-of-character


The Union and the FRA are not our only course of action against these
morally bankrupt managers.

Name: LAW
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 10-20 years
Posted: 22 August 2018

Union Members

Read the following thoroughly.

1. Railway labor act
2. Union agreements
3. Union constitutions
4. LMRDA

After doing so you will be more educated on your unions rights to
represent you as their member, the protections provided to you as a
member and protections provided by federal law if you suspect you are
involved with a corrupt union. Your union is the designated
representative for you as a member of their union. You agreed to this
and their procedures when you joined. They have all rights to handle
disputes that are in violation of the written agreements. All avenues
must be exhausted before you can move to civil court. However, there
are federal laws that protect all union members in the United States
from corruption, misrepresentation, intimidation, extortion, etc. and
give all union members the right to sue their unions. It is a battle
and extremely time consuming but it can be done. If you feel your
unions are not representing you fairly, in a timely manner or to the
fullest extent possible then it is an avenue I would highly recommend
you consider.

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

It is a lot cheaper and faster to go threw arbitration. And if it is a
clear violation of the collective agreement, the employee is almost
made whole everytime. So when CSX violates agreement they are just
deferring  paying the employee. Pay me now or pay me later. The only
way the company wins if the employee is to lazy to submit a grievance.
And there are lots. But there are employees that are not lazy and want
pay they earned.

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

If CSX violates employee and it goes to arbitration, the employee is
made whole if he wins his grievance. And if it is an issue outside of
the collective agreement between management and employee. Yes you can
be sued for several issues. Planning on testing the waters boss man!

Name: Transfers
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 21 August 2018

In past cases a manager that gets lots of complaints on themselves. And
it reaches the higher ups they usually transfer that manager or demote
them. It just shows he canít deal with employees under his watch. And
he has to go home and tell cup cake that they  they are moving. Lots of
fun for him. Then if he pulls off the same shit at new terminal they
find away to get rid of them. This regime does eat there own. So start
filing complaints against that a hole manager.

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

Reading material.


Be very careful if you have a camera. The black and white rule says you
will not read literature unrelated to work.  You think for one minute
the company has the Union agreement on its list of  reading material
related to work your up for a section 8! LOL! There's a crack pot in
every terminal.

Name: MayIhaveAnother
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 21 August 2018

My brudas youz beez stressinz 2 hard. I gives my bird a treat ery times
he says csx is a mofo.

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

CSX knows all the rules in collective agreement. The only way you are
going to get paid if you are short changed by CSX. You have to file a
grievance if the collective agreement is violated and it affects you.
It will not be resolved over night, but you will get an answer on your
grievance. And file every single time you are affected. If you do
nothing expect nothing. You are at CSX to make money not friends, no
one works for free. The money does not come out of managers pocket that
is trying to intimidate you. The money comes from your hard work for the
company. You donít even have to let management know your filing a
grievance. This is the system that is in place use it. Crying in locker
room gets you no where!

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

If you donít have a copy of collective agreement get one. Same as rule
books. When your in the siding for hours educate yourself. Then you are
armed with the facts. When management tries to hose you. Read them the
rules, if it favours them they use rules to a T. Knowledge is power.
Power is money you might have a grievance that you can submit and be
made whole for. If all employees did this, the company would change
there behaviour or just pay out money for there breaches of contract.
Be pro active!

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

They have been downloading power at other rr for years. And hanging
people for what ever. Let them I donít worry about that stuff follow
there stupid rules.

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

If you see anyone hiding and watching you. Get on the radio ask for CSX
police and report that possible terrorist. Safety first

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Yard Master, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 21 August 2018

Need me a half gallon of everclear...

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 21 August 2018

Might as well drink the kool-aid..

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

ALL LC'S

Please explain to me how this works.  If yardmasters are union
represented employees then what exactly goes down when another union
member files charges against them.  I can see it now. Two LC's from
different unions sitting across the table from each other with one
trying to represent his non management guy (YM) and the other trying to
make his case of harassment or bullying by the non management
guy(YM).The YM is not a real manager to speak of because management is
not supposed to be represented by a union contract. So how does the YM
who is a union member hash it out with the BLET or UTU member when the
YM is just doing what he is instructed to do by management. Either the
TM takes a hit for not supervising his YM close enough or he throws the
YM under the bus. I would hate to be the YM's rep because not only do
you have to fight the charge of the other union member but you also
have to protect the YM by burning the TM! All this smells of conflict
of interest. No way in hell I would ever be a YM! Why the hell do I
work here!

Name: Spy Cam in the Cab....
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 20 August 2018

U no good Bastard....german Nazi we see u sneakin and peekin in bushes
with your radar gun.... burn in hell... U goat fucker...

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

Iíve read on here people that make a stand for safety etc put a target
on there back. It is true been a target myself for making a stand. Then
there are the ass kissers that complain in the locker rooms, but then
play right into the hands of management and get a that a boy. I stood
my ground and was consistent doing it. And did not hesitate on
reporting hazards or management. They tried to break a lot of us down
but failed. Your either part of the problem or part of the solution as
an employee. Try and have each otherís backs if you can. This
management under this regime are instructed to intimidate and they will
not stop as long as shares climb. If your harrasment from management
gets to be to much for you. Use the tools you have and report it etc.
The management count on an employee of doing nothing. The same thing a
school yard bully does. The company canít ignore several complaints
against management that is unethical and continues to violate company
policy. If upper management does not deal with this type in-house. Then
it goes off the property to other agencies. Even though they promote
harrasment and will deny any knowledge of it. They will have to answer
to outside parties. And outside of CSX most people already know what is
going on at CSX.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 20 August 2018

U knuckle draggers.. better sear it in your brain....CSX transportation
IS the World Class Leader in Transportation Service " To Wall
street...thats is "..

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

Employee records

Every single employee can go on the employee gateway and view his/her
observation testing results. It just amazes me the amount of crews we
have talked to that say they don't know how or they haven't checked
theirs in years. It is just plain stupid not to look.  Call it an I
don't give a crap attitude or just to lazy and stupid to check. 
At one point the company put out a bulletin to all supervisors that
made it very clear they were not to do any observation testing without
the employee present. No supervisor was to board any equipment that the
employees had already left. Charges of not securing equipment correctly
or engineers not shutting down equipment became rampant. There was no
proof that another person didn't get on the equipment and tamper with
it. It was determined that all failures were to be addressed on the
spot and failures were not to be entered into any employees file
without a counseling first.  Walking away from a safety violation that
has occurred and not talking to the parties involved was no different
than walking away from the scene of an accident. IT IS CALLED
OBSERVATION TESTING! 
 A few months ago an FRA agent and a supervisor boarded a locomotive
and took pictures of what was supposed to be a violation after the
employee had secured the equipment and left. There is no way in hell
that either one of them could prove they did not deliberately set the
employee up for a failure. However they pushed it with their so called
evidence of the photo and put a failure in the employees records.
Personally I would have filed charges for violation of the bulletin
orders and using a camera as evidence without the employee present. It
does not matter is company officials have the right to use cameras. The
fact that the employee was not present when they  boarded the equipment
and took pictures to find failures was a violation in itself.
If you see or hear of any supervisor out in the field pulling these
stunts you need to file charges with the ethics committee, call your LC
and your GC office and let their bosses know what they are doing. We all
know that honesty is not the best policy with this company and
supervisors are not exempt from being unfair and vindictive especially
when their authority has been challenged. Its sad but it is true. The
bulletin was issued for this very reason.

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

We caught management, entering failed audits into an employees file.
Without any information given to employee. I think 1 Departmentí in a
terminal the union found 160 false entries in employees files. The
management wants to get as much as they can on an employee and enter it
on his employment file. Itís makes it much easier to hand out heavier
disciplines down the road if they show many entries of failed audits. 
My advice is to go with your union rep. And review your personal file
on a regular bases. I give credit to our union for catching these false
statements and having them removed from our files. They enter these
false statements and time goes by and in most cases an employee canít  
remember, and it is used against you just like they planned. And
management gets koodoos for all the failed audits even if there false.

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

This needs to happen more often with CSX and it's managers. Your union
officers won't recommend this as they want to justify their jobs, but
this is the way to go if wrongly accused.


https://cookcountyrecord.com/stories/511485317-engineer-accuses-csx-transportation-of-defamation-of-character

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

The medical people can do a lot today to try and replace limbs. Ask a
veteran how much fun it is living with a limb missing. And the pain
that person went threw, then the painfull rehab. I will work as save as
possible for myself and the people that care about me. The bottom line
is you donít have to take short cuts. And if someone is telling you
different refuse. If your pulled out of service, then bring your he
whole safety culture on the table for everyone to see. There are laws
to protect you on the job.

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

https://www.glassdoor.com/Reviews/Employee-Review-CSX-RVW14975527.htm

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

This place hasn't changed that much. Same lazy work dodging people that
suck up to managers get a gravy train. The employees that work by the
book because managers are always trying to get something on them
because they dont suck up or play the games. Rules are black and white
as are the work assignments. Halfway doing your job puts a Target on a
persons back that is doing their job 110% and has some pride in their
quality. If you are an employee that is being Targeted by these
arrogant managers, keep records of any questionable situations you are
put in. Call the ethics number. It does work but only if it is actually
called. Most people are too scared to call because they will have to
work then instead of kicking back being lazy. Everyone wants results
but nobody wants to work and follow rules if it doesn't benefit them.
Our unions are lame. Our union "brothers" are backstabbers and
company moles. As for anyone going out of their way to help these sorry
excuses of managers, you are the problem not the solution and should
grow a pair. The unions were built to be a wedge between the workers
and management to interfere with unfair practices. My union is on the
companies side more than they are anyone in our union.

Name: Karma
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 19 August 2018

There's a new T.M. at Barr that has obviously O.D'ed on the Company
Kool-Aid.  You guys and gals coming into and out of Barr had better
watch this guy. He's definitely trying to make a name for himself and
bully the employees into overlooking rules and intimidating us into
working at a unsafe pace to expedite moves. Any problems with this
fella need to be forwarded to your union officer, ethics dept. and the
FRA, he is out of control.

Name: Safety attitude 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 19 August 2018

If there is a manager that tries to get you to make moves outside of the
safety rules you have the right to refuse. I heard it that if you do you
end up with target on your back and they get you for something else.
That manager is doing it with people he knows he can intimidate. If
enough complaints go in against this type of manager or TM it will go
up the ladder. And if they donít deal with this accident waiting to
happen manager. Then the union has or yourself can  take the complaints
to goverment authorities and one phone call from them to head office
will be the end of unsafe manager. If you can get as many complaints as
you can against unsafe manager practices the better. There is no reason
any employee has to work under a cloud of intimidation. I have
witnessed this myself and there power is removed with the stroke of a
pen. They are just one person with some authority trying to make a name
for themselves at your expense. I hope you take safety seriously ceo
Foote after reading this.

Name: Run for your life 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 19 August 2018

I can't take this shit anymore I'm going to find me a regular job this
shit is killing me. If you are thinking about coming to work for csx and
you already have a good job you better think long and hard.run for your
life.you son bitches hiding in the weeds trying to catch us speeding we
see you.go f yourself

Name: ethics
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years
Posted: 19 August 2018

Crews

It absolutely unprofessional for any supervisor to talk "trash" about
another supervisor to the employees that work for him/her. The rules
aren't any different if they do it with each other. Many of you are
probably not aware but it is a serious ethics violation as well as a
violation of your union agreement for any supervisor to discuss any
event or discipline that has happened with another employee. The HR
department has been aware that this has been happening more frequently
and if an employee brings a charge forward on this issue the supervisor
better plan on having some time off. No supervisor is ever supposed to
discuss or volunteer information, even when asked, on any incident that
has occurred. This is private and confidential information that only
that employee can divulge to other employees if they feel the need or
desire too. If anyone hears a supervisor gossiping or giving out
information on another employees charged event or possible charge of an
event that supervisor should be reported immediately. Curiosity killed
the cat has some truth to it. I heard he did this, I heard he did that!
What happened out there? What was he charged with?  That is of no
concern to anyone except the employee involved and the supervisors must
at all cost keep that information confidential.

Name: Names
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 19 August 2018

You can call names all you want, well just be intimidated by the Man and
if you screw up you are the one who will suffer the consequences. I just
hope innocent person does not get hurt because your scared to stand up
for yourself.

Name: Facts
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 19 August 2018

You can replace money, you can replace equipment..you canít replace an
arm or leg or a life. If your directed to take short cuts refuse to do
it. If they threaten to fire you or send you home let them. And go home
if you told to, get union rep. ASAP and start paper work. You will be
reinstated and the supervisor will have to answer for there actions.
The equipment you work with is to dangerous to work around if rules are
not followed. Life is precious!! The amount of employees that die each
year, is a terrible reality. We all have to do better.

Name: Safety
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 19 August 2018

If your told not to follow the rules and you go along with it and decide
to be an unsafe worker. And someone gets hurt or killed. You canít put
the gene back in the bottle. Should of could of its to late. Your most
likely to be fired and charged with criminal negligence. As you should
be and get no representation from your union if,you Break rules and a
member is hurt or worse, your on your own.

Name: To rules
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 19 August 2018

Could not of said it better. An employee has lots of protections as a
unionized employee in the USA. Employees know the rule of the job, they
are there for employee public and equipment safety. If the employee is
lazy or feels intimidated and acts stupid. Then the employee will have
to suffer the consequences of not doing there due diligence. They all
sign off that they understand the training they received. Pleading
stupid is not a defense if you mess up. If your not willing to work by
the rules, your in the wrong industry.

Name: Rules
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years
Posted: 19 August 2018

WAKE UP!

First off... what the hell is wrong with you people! The damn rules say
you will make sure your cuts are coupled before you shove them(406.3) It
also says you can shove without protection if you have a shove light or
cameras(RULE 406.2) If you can see the entire shove and protect it from
where you are standing it is ok.  If a TM tells you to shove cuts that
you don't know are coupled you need to enforce your right for a good
faith challenge. It was posted on here earlier that Supervisors are not
being taught the rules. This is total bullshit! They have a damn book
and have access to all new bulletins issued. If a TM is ordering you to
break rules then he needs to be challenged and if he continues ethics
charges should be filed and the operating rules department notified. 
A yardmaster is not a supervisor. They are union contract employees.
They are being told they are 1st line management. THEY ARE NOT!   They
are first line to be in management. They have absolutely no right to
order anyone to violate rules. If they say a TM has ordered you to
violate rules then you demand to speak to that TM! If a yardmaster
continues to demand you break rules call your LC immediately and notify
the YM's LC. When two LC's are sitting across the table trying to hash
out two union members fighting you will find the conflict of interest
lies with the YM acting as a "REAL" supervisor when he is not. THE TM
IS SOLELY RESPONSIBLE for the YM's actions. Remember that a YM is not a
utility employee. If he is going to protect your shove by camera have
him attach himself to your train and make sure it is clearly heard by
both crew members that he will be protecting your shove.
It sounds like you have a TM who is trying to cut corners to save his
job and this makes for a dangerous situation for anyone. If this
supervisor is a bully and tries to intimidate anyone to break black and
white rules then he should not be allowed to keep his position.
As for putting anything in writing NO SUPERVISOR will do this without
written consent from higher above. They have no authority to change
work rules that conflict with any written operating rules. The
operating rules department must review the changes and approve them if
need be. Only an idiot supervisor would put his neck on the line by
putting something in writing and it end up being a disaster and someone
gets hurt or there is damage to company equipment.
Most of you posting on here have been out here long enough to know what
a supervisor can and cant do. When was the last time you used the good
faith challenge. When was the last time you blew these guys in and
filed ethics charges or notified the operating rules department. Most
of you are scared because your afraid of retaliation. Screw the
retaliation excuse. If a handful of you would stick together and file
it would give you more power. They cant stalk and harass everyone in
the group. If they do then there is reasonable proof that there is foul
play. 
If I have said it once I have said it a million times, CSX HATES AND
DOES NOT WANT BAD PUBLICITY! They are well aware that the public views
this site every day. If you think for one minute they do not care about
what is published on this site then your are just plain ignorant. The
fact is they do. Advertising/Media is a major part of securing
investors and attracting new customers. If you have a supervisor who is
deliberately breaking rules and policies and is intimidating employees
then bring him to this site if you are too afraid to use other avenues.
Post what he is doing and how he is doing it. Be truthful and accurate.
Lies and trumped up charges will do nothing but discredit you.

Name: Safety first
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 18 August 2018

Protect movement of train at all times. Ride the point drive beside the
point. Safety first !

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

Oh heck,.....RRs have always been 'big business'.
True railroading, true railroaders, if & when there actually were such
a thing(s) & people, are probably long gone now days.

Name: UP Management Changes
E-mail: info@up.com
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years
Posted: 18 August 2018

Well well, another severe management shake-up on the Mighty UP.
The Board of (Corruption) Directors are in a frenzy to improve
operational efficiencies, in order to match CSX'S numbers, and to
avoid the probability of Mantel Ridge overtures towards a merger with
CSX, with Foote being the anointed CEO (sorry Sandborn) for the merged
companies.

UP is so desperate now for improvements, and the rumor is: senior
executive promotions are based on each executive drawing from a deck of
cards, and promotions are based on the highest card picked in-the-order
picked. There has been three cycles of promotions in the last year,
which is unheard of in any corporate command.

And here's my "two cents": Cameron Scott should have never been
allowed in-any corporate command. UP is still settling $millions in
lawsuits from his incompetence over the years. In fact, the BOD should
eliminate the entire executive staff, because it's the corrupt union
officers that the carrier rely on for operational guidance, throwing
away claims, eliminating employees who shout loudly about safety issues
(hence that's what doomed the Southern Pacific, everyone wanted to be a
Trainmaster, company snitch, or union officer, and looked the other way
while management were stuffing their pockets and neglecting improving
the much needed/required infrastructure of the railroad.

To all the UP subordinate employees: clean-UP your union, they are not
concerned about the interest of you or your families!

Make Railroading Great Again!

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

!!!!!!!!!

Its not the wizard of Ozz ride!  Its the peter pan ride now!
The man behind the curtain died, remember???

Now what you have left is peter pan spreading fairy dust around
confusing the investors. Since the little Mini Me has taken over we
have taken a poll and here are the results from what we have seen and
heard.

1.Power is still short.
2.Man power is still short.
3.Printers and computers are not being repaired and have been reduced
to a level that has caused more wait time for crews to tie up.
4.Trains are still running late and not scheduled on time.
5.Train line up on crew screen is still a mess and some are left on
line up for days at a time with multiple listings. 
6.Tickets are still being held up for corrections of errors and some
are not getting paid until the next pay period.
7.Caps for days off are still being manipulated and Personal business
days only go to the "favorites"!
8.Managers are still not educated on rule changes as they come out and
hand out illegal discipline for a waste of company time and resources.
9. PTC and the TO program still have annoying glitches and some are
just not using it at all.
10. Wagon drivers are short and crews are waiting extended periods of
time to get rides to and from the trains.
11. Work order department is still having problems finding trains and
are still issuing incomplete work orders with some information missing
that is required by federal regulations.
12. Train symbols are being manipulated on re crews to hide the
original train and its location/final destination. TMCI screens and
train tickets are manipulated as well.
13. Engine slips, EOT and brake test info is still being manipulated
and not properly documented.
14. Train lengths are too long and EOT devices are losing communication
on a regular basis.
15. Lanterns, batteries, safety vest and some timetables are not
readily available.
16. Foreign line training has fallen to the wayside and crews must rely
on other railroads for their training. Man power shortages have caused a
shortage in available pilots.
17. Hold times to speak to a crew caller is just as long as in the past
if not longer. Most tell crews to hang up and use the IVR system instead
of handling the situation at hand while they are on the phone.

This list is not complete but is adequate enough to show that things
have not changed and are still a mess. What we have here is a lack of
communication, training, supplies, mechanical sources and professional
ethics as well as manipulation of information. 

The stock has risen. The agenda has been met.

Name: MayIhaveAnother
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 17 August 2018

Yo my brudas so much stressinz the stresserz be killinz yallz.  Wokes up
decidedes i bes gonnas take the day off n scratch on my balls awhiles.
Playin fortnite scratchin nutz. Rubbedz ones off. Scratchin nutz fo
yallz hard up mofos stressinz.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 17 August 2018

I owe....I owe....its off to the "Flat" switching yard i go....

Name: Retired Now
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 17 August 2018

Car Guy:

Leave the RR after a number of yrs.; it may work out, it may not.  The
ol' "ifs, ands or buts" & "if, maybe, perhaps" can come into play.
 Have known quite a few people that chose a different career path &
later wanted to (& tried to) come back.  Some did.  

If you've done OK & are happy, good for you.

Name: Spy Cam in the Cab....
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 17 August 2018

Gone wild....its Digital Angel ..being implemented on the r.r.
network...damn CRAZY mess..

Name: YardMaster
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 17 August 2018

The company is soliciting bids for the following non-contiguous
properties:
ē the Massena Line extending north from Syracuse, New York, to Canada;
ē Baldwinsville Subdivision: a branch line west of Syracuse;
ē West Albany and Rensselaer: a collection of properties near Albany,
New York;
ē Cumberland Valley: feeder lines extending east of Corbin, Kentucky;
ē Eastern North Carolina: branch lines terminating in Grangers and
Plymouth; and
ē Marietta Subdivision: a branch line extending north out of
Parkersburg, West Virginia.

I think that one guy is right about csx they are just another Enron
waiting to happen! Since CSX is soliciting bids on six rail segments
totaling more than 650 miles of track as part of the Class I's
continuing strategy to sell under-used assets....(hence the statement
under used)

Liquidate, hurry huge sale everything must go. It makes me wonder if
there is gonna be a commercial on tv soon, but the good news is that
the lines sold are going to used by tourist as bike trails now we can
be like the fancy like the Europeans. Just ask google you can get the
dirt.


https://www.progressiverailroading.com/csx_transportation/news/CSX-is-selling-six-rail-lines--54843

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

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

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

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

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 16 August 2018

You use more fuel flat switching than humping, FACT!
When you hump cars down into a bowl, grade carries the cars to rest.
When you flat switch uphill in a bowl you have to generate the energy
to get the cars to where they need to be. To generate that energy you
use fuel. If you hump 500 racks a shift you would travel around 10,000
feet +/- a shift. I bet you travel 5 miles an engine per shift flat
switching. Not to mention all the extra wear on the brakes and
everything else. Yeah maybe it don't add up to as much as running a
hump but there are a lot less "human" factors when you hump.

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

You are exactly right although too many on the property don't see the
big picture with precision railroading.   Its a lot like the company
once known as ENRON.  Pump it up, anything to get the stock price
higher.  Sell off assets, anything they can, just make the shareholders
happy.  Hats off to UP, BNSF, NS, and KCS.  They don't want anything to
do with precision railroading because they know its all a big scam! 
They would rather service the customer, build business, and move
freight like a normal railroad.  CSX SUCKS!

Name: CSX for sale
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 16 August 2018

Once CSX gets the the green light to sell track. This is just the start
of it, it will be like a wolf smelling blood. Once CSX sees that money
come by in from sales it will be like an addiction. The share holders
will make lots of profit, they will sell everything they can and then
bail.

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

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

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

Way to go CSX sell the lines out from under us they close the
office,because that will help the bottom line ya fucktards!

http://www.newsandsentinel.com/news/business/2018/06/csx-seeks-bids-on-parkersburg-marietta-line/

Name: Get out now
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 15 August 2018

They moving management around, or should I say head hunters! If your
able to retire get out now if you can. Be ready for big shake
down!https://www.progressiverailroading.com/csx_transportation/news/CSX-overhauls-operating-management-announces-new-appointments--55319

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 15 August 2018

Any news on casky yard reopening to mechanical

Name: Self indulgence
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 14 August 2018

If you are built for it, give them a show on cab cam by giving yourself
a hummer!!

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

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

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

Csx morons!
 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Name: Canada here
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 12 August 2018

Hope some of warnings helped. They are a ruthless bunch that took over
CSX. When Hh took over cn cp. text book corruption. All as I really can
say do not trust any management at CSX they have an agenda, and you are
just a number. Good luck

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

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

Code name Teflon

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

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

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

Name: To wiser
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 11 August 2018

My last four years was with Hh as ceo they cut 1/3 of the staff. Ran the
employees ragged, but wanted the same production numbers plus and to be
safe. We where given 30 seconds per side to inspect a rail car. And if
you found defects like high flange on a wheel. They went into the
records and hung the guy that inspected the train in previous terminal.
But the wheel might not of been defective when the first terminal
inspected it. Point being they wanted to hang someone for doing there
job. Steel on steel wearsout Hoggers where demoted back to conductors
for a broken knuckle pull apart. They just wanted to blame the
employees for everything that went wrong. Not the fact that they cut so
deep that it was impossible to get the same production with ten thousand
less staff. But it looked good on paper for there next quarterly report.
They all got koodoos for there misleading shareholders. That is why
management wants you to lie on everything to cover for them. If you lie
you take the heat and let management off the hook. It does not matter
how fast or good of a worker you are. You will change nothing as far as
management cares. As long as the shares go up the management will just
do more of the same and worse. Then when CSX is about to fall apart,
Foote and friends will cash in and retire. Do your job as you where
trained to do it, follow all the rules. This is one regime that is
always looking for scape goats when something goes wrong. You can take
that to the bank.

Name: Chains
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 30+ years
Posted: 11 August 2018

I retired last year, and what I observed in all the departments,to stay
employeed you have to be just as good as the weakest link in the chain.
Iíve seen guys work there whole career at a snails pace. But one thing
is they are consistent and donít draw heat on themselves and cause no
problems. Then another guy I worked with was go go go, looked  busy all
the time. But by the end of the shift had next to 0 production. So when
there was a job to do that needed completed in a timely manner.
Management never went to these people. They where good they dotted
there I,s and crossed there T,s .And that is how they trained
management to accept them over the years.

Name: Self support
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 10 August 2018

When I worked for Hh at cprail. I never got mad I got even. I followed
all the new rules and played there game. At times the management hated
it. Because they thought it would speed some situation up. I would go
to the letter on air tests etc. And when they called I would tell them
what I was doing. Most times was told to speed it up but I made them TM
tell me to skip this or that. Then would say ok I take but under
protest. Maybe throttle down when I could. A dollar here a dollar
there, I would always get my money out of the company one way or
another by doing it there way.

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

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

Name: Money
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 10 August 2018

I hope you are on pay waiting to use the computer. It all adds up money
in your pocket. Keep a log of your time worked etc. Itís the company
spending a dollar to save a penny. Milk every hour of pay out of CSX
you can. They cut so much staff no one cares in management.

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

CSX Corp.

Let me enlighten you on a fact that you probably don't have a clue
about because you don't bother to get out in the fields with the
little people and make the rounds you should be making like any
professional corporation should do.

Try going to Indianapolis to Avon yard. On any given day you will find
either a printer or a computer terminal either completely broke down 
or malfunctioning. I can tell you right now at this very moment there
are 2 printers that have been reported to the Chessie help desk for
over a month and absolutely nothing has been done about it. The stupid
decision to only have 2 computer terminals for over 350 employees to
come in and use for company business is just insane. One of the
terminals that is now left has been reported numerous time for a
computer program error that does not allow the employees to print off
their personal information from payroll. No one can print their time
tickets, tour summary or other pertinent information they are allowed
by law to have a copy of.  You have 2 terminals. What exactly do you
think will happen when one of them malfunctions, which they will from
over use.  I will tell you. There will be crews standing around waiting
in line to do their time ticket reports and hours of service. As history
has show and Im sure will continue to show, it will be weeks before
anyone shows up to fix the problems. You have absolutely no idea what
this decision is going to create. You really need to rethink your
nickel and dime behavior. I intend to have a lengthy conversation with
the FRA and see what their opinion is as to the length of time a crew
should have to spend waiting to do time tickets, hours or service
reporting and other reporting that is allowed by law and agreement
because the company has decided to limit the access to reporting
terminals. I would think they would agree that a crew should not have
to wait over 10 minutes to get the opportunity  put off of work and go
home after being gone for 2 days on the road. Maybe that time should be
added back to the rest period allowed at home. A claim should be filed
for wait time.

Name: Billable fish
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 10 August 2018

Please donít listen to rumours on CSX. It will just add to the BS train.
When you see it with your own eyes then you know for sure.

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

Please

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

Name: Jobs
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 09 August 2018

If people are layed  off, CSX should post those new jobs across the
system first. Before hiring from the street, people might relocate to
fill a position. Make sure the union and CSX are doing this.

Name: 863
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years
Posted: 09 August 2018

They can do that

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

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

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

https://www.indeed.com/m/jobs?q=Csx

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

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

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

I looked on Indeed and there are several jobs posted for CSX. In every
department, but CSX announcements of 5000 more cuts by 2020. It does
not add up in my books just what they are doing. Maybe the job cuts
announced to share holders is just propaganda.

Name: AnnaOH
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 09 August 2018

I don't work at CSX but i have a family member that did until he got
laid off at the Huntington shop. After seeing him do so well for so
long at that shop only to get thrown away like a piece of scrap metal
makes me sick and i can understand why many folks on here have such
hatred for a billion dollar company who treats their employees like
shit. Karma is a bitch!

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

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

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

in the Second World War the German soldiers where given meth to keep
them up for days. And the Japanese comacasey oilers where given meth to
do suicide dive. Maybe that is foots plan for CSX. Lol

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

wasted life:

Evidently you have no experience waiting for calls to work before
pagers & cellular phones were available.

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

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

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

CSX


FOR THE LOVE OF GOD MAN!  If there is anything you do to straighten up
this railroad, PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE  do something to straighten out
these god for saken train line ups.   I sat since 8 am in the morning
till 2000 hours at night waiting first out to be called for a pool
train that you changed the time on 5 damn times!  You had me sitting at
home not being able to do a damn thing that might take me longer than 30
minutes to get home. YOU PEOPLE KNOW WHAT YOUR DOING! You know you are
making us slaves to the phone when you do this shit. If you don't have
power or you cant get the trains worked and ready don't put them on the
damn line up until you know for sure your going to run them and do it
about 4 hours before they are called. At least we will know when it
shows up on the lineup we have 2 hours to get home or finish up what we
are doing before it will get called. This crap has been going on for far
too long. We filed complaints with the Unions and the FRA. Neither one
of them will do anything to help us. So please for the love of God have
a soul. Have a heart. Pretend you at least give a little shit about us.
My God, we are making your stockholders rich. We are making the white
collars money. What more do you want from us!

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

I hope the train crew involved in accident get some counseling that they
need to help them deal with that, terrible accident. I could not imagine
going threw that!

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

CSX

So when we didn't get out of the yard for 5 hours and we weren't able
to service all the customers on time we did not put customer reason. We
put RAILROAD REASON!  So if the TM comes and jumps my butt for it Im
going to call the ethics hot line and let them know.  Not charging a
customer just to keep a TM out of hot water!

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

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

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

Ten more weeks and pot is legal in Canada. It is going to be interesting
how companies are going to deal with people that are safety sensitive in
there jobs. And smoke up on there days off. But will still have the drug
in there system.

Name: Benefits 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 06 August 2018

It was the old guys that fought for the benefits you rr enjoy today.
When there was a union on the rr we stood together and made the
sacrifices, to get the benefits everyone enjoys. We never had air
conditioning and the creature comforts you have today, that was all
fought for. So enjoy the benefits you have and I hope you donít
negotiate all the benefits away.

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

You people pay a lot more in deduction in USA. Up here in Canada we get
a lot more tax deducted. By the time you spend a dollar here just about
50 percent  taxes.

Name: FRA
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years
Posted: 06 August 2018

Certified Locomotive Engineers

If you are set back or have flowed back and you are working as a
conductor or you have been called and asked to work as a conductor you
are protected from decertification under FRA Law 240.117 section 3.

A person who is a certified locomotive engineer but is called by a
railroad to perform the duty of a train crew member other than that of
a locomotive engineer, and is performing other such duty, shall not
have his or her certification revoked based on the actions taken or not
taken while performing that duty.

It has been bought to our attention that some supervisors have verbally
threatened or insinuated to locomotive engineers working as conductors
that they are part of the "TEAM" and know what actions the assigned
locomotive engineer should be doing and that makes them just as
responsible for their actions. This is not true. It is not your
responsibility to baby sit and double check all work that is required
by the locomotive engineer. Certain actions must be taken by both crew
members while in the cab but it is not the responsibility of the acting
conductor to monitor all required activities of the acting engineer just
because he/she holds an engineer certification.

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

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

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

All the overtime work you pay more income tax, so you have to find
invest ment to be able to defer income tax. Some investments you can do
this. Talk to a financial advisor to find loop holes!

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

Those in Ashtabula beware there is a new tm coming and he is a true
company suck he got little years of service a total know it all from
the mech. crafts and a true blow dick so all beware.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 06 August 2018

What is rumors surrounding casky.  Some say its going to reopen. 
Already running intermodal out of there.

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

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

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

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

Name: Conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 05 August 2018

Locals


Hey... has anyone heard anything about the rumor posted that the
company now charges the customer 75 bucks if we don't deliver and we
put it as customer reason on the OBWO device?  I asked a few TM and
they just said they had no clue. Of course I didn't expect any truth
from them.  Maybe I should start asking a few of the customers I
deliver to.

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

I think what CSX and the union jointly should do is creat a video game
for these young green behind the ears conductors .Conductors can play
at home and in the bunkhouse. Where they get points for each level of
rules they understand and move to next level of rules. Lol

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

In my time on the rr I witnessed as ashop steward the guys that always
put a grievance in for one thing or another. The management stopped
trying to get him to do things that violated collective agreement.
Because they knew they would file a grievance. So management would just
move onto the next guy that was willing to cross the line or or do
unsafe things by taking short cut. So the management does not want to
deal with grievances. Or upper management was tired of grievances. In a
perfect world managers would not ask anyone to cross the line. Because
he New he would get a grievance put in on his watch by everyone.

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

When I took LC and shop steward training we where told to watch out for
sucker words in agreements. The instructor teaching the course. I asked
him why then when the national rep settle our contract that they always
leave sucker words in the collective agreement. He said they leave them
there because companies will not sign off on agreements if they are
removed. That is so irresponsible in my view but the union is in such a
hurry to get a contract. Then they can use time to challenge the company
in disagreements that they left in the collective agreement in the first
place. The company lawyers must love these national reps. I asked the
instructor why does the national reps not practice what they teach in
these courses!!!

Name: Briefing policy
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 04 August 2018

It is company policy to have a job briefing with all your mates, so the
left hand knows what the right hand is doing.

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

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

Name: Indiana101
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 04 August 2018

Funny watching all these guys sign up for fast track manager position in
fear of getting laid off. Dude's it's not going to prevent the
inevitable, because every captain goes down with their ship.

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

Yes it can make for a long day when they send a boy out to do a mans
job. A lot of young men are brought up by mommy these days. No father
figure around. In most cases that is what you get. A boy in a mans
body!!!

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

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

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

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

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

These managers don't have to break out the wipe to get the same
production with less man power they have more than enough who will
cross craft lines and do the work of those who got laid off because
they have these sheep job scared and they seem more than willing to
play a part in this shit I know I'm one of those who got screwed over,
and one day maybe it will be there turn to get the same screwing and
never forget all managers are two faced back stabbers and the worst of
all are those that came from the craft will sell out there own mother
to make a name for them selves.

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

When ackman cashed in cprail stock walked away with a lot of profit for
clients 850 million. But then lost clients money investing in phizor.
He made lots for himself on fees but his clients got burned. Once Foote
thinks the stock has peaked and they canít raise stock value anymore you
will see Foote and friends cash in and run. Hopefully by then the
infrastructure of CSX is not so bad that it will take billions to bring
back to normal status. Greed is the name of the game infrastructure and
employees mean nothing to these greedy assholes

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

They must go to the lowest pits of hell... find and hire these chicken
shit express manager's...

Name: Last post 
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Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 03 August 2018

Sorry that post did not go well?

Name: Could be you
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Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 03 August 2018

https://plus.google.com/share?url=https%3A//www.youtube.com/watch%3Fv%3DaBF5P-s7l1c%26feature%3Dshare&source=yt&hl=en&soc-platform=1&soc-app=130
Lots of sleepless nights for these guys. Tried to use them as scape
goats!

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

I retired just before Hh left the company. The company preaches safety
all the time, they cut the cab companies and expected crews to walk
everywhere. As a yard carman I tried giving crews a ride when I could.
I was disciplined for doing that , told it was not my job. They
expected crews to walk along distance in the freezing cold in winter
months. Most conductors still road the point to protect the movement.
And had to walk back to the headend 100 plus cars. Then you would hear
the tm yelling at hogger they need your power for another train on shop
track. How much longer to cut power off and get it to shop track. Hogger
as soon as conductor gets to head end. A lot of times they would get
hogger to tye train down wait for conductor. By the time conductor got
to the head end a lot of time passed. In some cases crew times out and
have to leave everything because of time spent walking from tailend to
head end. But the company is saving 20 dollars for cab fare. You do the
math how stupid rr think from an office cubicle and never know how the
job works in the field. Then they start phoning everyone on why there
are delays. The conductors job is to protect the movement most ride the
point. But the ones that donít are helping the company out. But if there
ever is a mishap they will hang the conductor. My point being to protect
yourself and others do the job the way you where trained to do it and
follow the safety rules.

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

Hey csx 

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

Name: Dr.
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 10-20 years
Posted: 03 August 2018

Employees 

If your forced to work through your dinner break you have a claim for
that . Put it in.  If you have a medical condition such as diabetes or
low blood sugar and you are supposed to eat and/or you take medications
to control it you have a right by law to have that meal break. Inform
your supervisor and call your medical department and file a complaint.
You are entitled to a meal break. Your health and welfare is priority.
Do not file a complaint with your local union reps. Take the issue
directly to your international union reps.

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

They cut all these jobs to get operating ratio numbers down. The
existing employees they figure would pick up the slack work threw
dinner break. They really think they could get the same production with
half the men. Thatís where the whip come in, thought they could whip 
People into getting production numbers. They really do think and expect
that. They are nuts

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 02 August 2018

Today is just another day closer to the day when mantle ridge dumps all
that stock and the house of cards comes down and my only hope is all
those suck ass managers that have invested there 401 into the stock
lose there ass for all the shit they have played a part in and always
remember all managers are back stabbers and it will serve them rite to
get what coming to them.

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

Modern Day Slavery !

Name: Trainmonster
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 02 August 2018

We all know the trainmonster is the backbone of the rr. Thatís why
trains are delayed all over the place. Just a legend in his own mind.
Lol

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

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

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

Retired last year, this is how I looked at my career on the rr. I had no
education grade twelve. Rr trained me for the job they wanted me to
perform. Never had weekends off for first thirty years. Worked all
shifts but made good money for the new duration I had. A lot of guys
could not take the shift work and left the rr. The top guy is the
hogger you will never make that on the street. And the pention plan
hooks you to. And it is a profession where you have dignity for what
you do. It is a good life if you can take all the bs. But sometimes the
grass is not greener on the other side of the fence. And they canít move
the rr to Asia like Harley Davidson did.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 01 August 2018

I cant wait till the day comes when this house of cards comes down and I
hope all those suck ass managers that have played a part in it lose
there ass when the stock plummets down and mantle ridge is gone and the
new ceo has to put this mess back together but the damage is to great to
ever be the place it once was the first thing that will need to be done
is to purge all the hunter Kool-Aid drinking managers from the system
but that will never happen in my opinion csx is screwed and will never
be repaired the old days are gone and all any one has to look forward
to is getting screwed over from this day on.

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

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

Name: Bluegrass
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years
Posted: 01 August 2018

Just be cautious with this employee stock purchase. Stock is High now .
The company might very well USE the employees to help boost stock
price. They attain their goal, Mantel Ridge bails out, stock drops to a
year low and stock holders are starting over. But the damage will be
done. They are not trying to help employees have a part in CSX
achievement. They want to use them, it may seem. Your choice, but be
careful.

Name: Stock value
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Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 01 August 2018

You people have to understand that with stock being bullish. Foote is
not sweating the small stuff,all as matters to Foote is stock continues
to climb on his watch. He does not care about nothing else. All managers
that drank all the koolaid would love your job to get cut if it meant
more,stock value for the company. Once Foote knows that the stock has
peaked he will most likely retire the hero. The next ceo will inherit a
mess. These managers in the meantime are going to try and get every
minute of work out of you. The last conductor sounds stressed that
posted here. Very understandable but the company is not going to do
anything to make it easy for employees. Itís all about corporate greed
and investors demanding profit. The only people that know what your
going threw is your rr brothers and sisters. These managers will just
demand more and more out of employees and will not back off.

Name: To conductor shortages
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 31 July 2018

You say Iím not a railroader well had 34 years of it the last 4 was with
Hh. My point being with this regime and the shares slowly going up.
Nothing will change it will just get worse. At head office because the
stock bullish going up they will keep doing the same tactics. Until
there is a change in the stock. This Foote and friends are there for
themselves and the shareholders. So donít help management was my point
they get the big bucks and perks to manage. Show up get paid go home,
they donít care about your av or if you pay is right. You have to keep
records of everything you do hours worked etc. I said this before on
here. I had Hh 4 years of hell. Foote is just trying to repeat
everything Hh did at cn and cp. I know itís not fun but you have to try
and make the best of it or get out.

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

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

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

I had googled CSX and the latest was 4200 more cuts across the system.
But then you read posts on here that they are hiring in some terminals.
I think throwing big numbers out there for job cuts is to attract
investors. The facts will come out as time moves forward. Myself I know
they cut to deep!!!!

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

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

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

People donít give a fiddlers ď;!, about shortage of people let the
company stress over it.just get in the hours you need and let the high
paid highly skilled managers figure it all out. Go home crack a cold
one your duty is done.

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

Due to poor decisions by Management there is a bad manpower shortage in
Chicago.  CSX isnít allowing its valued team members to take any D.V.
or P.L. Days thru Sept 9th. CSX can take their team player/teamwork
b.s. and shove it up their ass. Meanwhile these overpaid General
Chairman arenít doing squat.

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

If CSX wanted to save money they should offer early retirement packages
to people with just couple years to go. Makes people at top of
seniority list happy and guys on bottom of list hopefully.

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

RE; UP Commentor At Lost Anal:

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

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

Name: To hr
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 30 July 2018

That buddy system is not like it use to be. Itís dog eat dog with these
managers now. They will eat there own they are so scared of the
outsider regime. Witnessed it many times when Hh took over. Guys that
thought there shit did not stink got a big wake up call thrown to the
curb. You might be right some have protection from higher ups to a
point. But no one is taking the chance to lose there job over some out
of control manager. They can hide this behaviour in house. But if it is
taken off the property and there is proof. I bet you will see him fired
from the company. Company policy on harrasment and labour laws also to
protect  t he worker. There are so many recording devices now it would
not be hard to catch them on tape. There is no policy where it says an
employee has to take this shit from management.

Name: HR
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Employed as: Corporate office, for N/A
Posted: 30 July 2018

T&E

If you have a supervisor on your property who is as extreme as has been
posted and he/she has been around for some time, there is a good chance
that they have some connections or they have some information that
shields then with armor. What ever they have witnessed behind closed
doors or behind the scene can be used as a bargaining chip. These type
of supervisors always have an involvement one way or another with
someone or something that if they squeal like a stuck pig many will
suffer the wrath. Tread lightly with these type of supervisors. Get
your facts straight and your ducks in a row if you intend to go after
them. They will not play nice and unfortunately you may not be able to
either.

Name: Harrasment
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 30 July 2018

We use to have a supervisor who would throw his hard hat on the floor
when he got mad. It intimidated some employees. One day we had a guy
work with this supervisor and again the supervisor got mad and threw
his hard hat. The individual went to the other end of the shop and
called rr police and said he felt threatened by this supervisor, the rr
police came then called supervisors boss. The supervisor was removed
from the property. Never to be heard from again. Review your harrasment
policy and if you are dealing with this type of manager. The policy will
explain how to deal with this situation. Do not take this type of
behaviour from no one. Just because they have this bully regime does
not make it legal. Inform your union rep. And have a paper trail.
Nothing changes without paper trail , that way it is not swept under
the carpet.

Name: rules
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years
Posted: 30 July 2018

Conductor 1-10

If you can not find a rule that was previously issued before HH took
over in the new subdivision timetable, subdivision bulletins or HQ
System bulletins then the rule no longer is in effect. The rule that
you quoted about running with one unit on line when handling  empty
unit trains was originally put out when we still had Division general
bulletins. We no longer have those as you know. Example would be when
the Great Lakes had a general bulletin. This rule was in this
publication. When HH took over and changed the operating rules
departments format to circulating individual subdivision timetables and
bulletins a lot of information was removed. The new timetable and
relevant bulletins for each subdivision is how we operate. Make sure
you check you subdivision timetable very closely. Make sure that the
rules that are no longer in the HQ system bulletins and in your
subdivision bulletins are not in your timetables. If they are not then
the rule is obsolete. Every supervisor should know of these changes and
the rules that have been removed from all issues. If they do not then
don't hesitate to educate them. If its not in writing anymore than it
is not an rule anymore. As one poster stated before, we do not run on
rumor. We do not run by "it used to be". We run on written facts.
Until the operating rules department issues changes or brings back
rules that were made obsolete after HH took over you run by facts in
writing. If a supervisor comes up with a new rule that has not been put
in writing or states that it will be coming out soon, do not hesitate to
contact the operating rules department and clarify the information.

Name: Supervisor tempor 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 30 July 2018

We had a supervisor just like you described, he made the mistake of
calling an Asian employee ď@&$;;: and more than one person heard what
he called this man. The man filed complaint with witnesses and the
supervisor was fired and escorted off the property by rr police. And
never allowed on company property again.

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

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

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

Head office does not have to visit any terminals,they know what is
profitable and what isnít. They know at the start they cut to deep for
the sake of getting operating ratio down. To appease the
investors,Foote is just repeating what Hh did at cp and cn he was there
part of it. The work will slowly come back, and the maintance they can
only put off for so long. Steel on steel has to be maintained they have
no choice. Donít start making sacrifices for this company by running
around like a chicken with its head cutoff. If you do it will bite you
down the road. Trust me they will need you more than you will need
them. There still trying to hire people at cn and cp. giving retired
hoggers 400.00 a day just to be on stand by. Most retired people and
fired people are not returning and helping company out. They had enough
of the bullshit treatment. The same thing is going to happen at CSX
donít panick. Google what Hh did at cn and cp see for yourself. CSX is
just a much larger rr and is confusing Foote. Cn cp straight track
coast to coast. CSX spaghetti track, it is making Foote dizzy and
giving him headache how to make Hh plan work!!!!

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

You will not get hired in transportation as a conductor with a dui on
your record within the last 3 years but you would qualify for a
trainmaster position! Bonus points to you if you ever managed two
people at the local Dairy Queen!

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

I received a offer now they are doing a background check will i get
hired with dui on my record??

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

When company hired new guys it was good to see young people getting
work. And it did not take long to feel a person out to see if they
where the right fit for the job. The biggest mistake some of us made
was covering for a lost soul till he got his probation in. These type
of people mean well but they are lost and even dangerous to themselfs
and others. And some realize it and move on to other employment. Then
there are those that catch on fast and turn out to be good employees
and are pleasure to work with. I have seen them all pretty
entertaining!!

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

I made those statements about the new people, because under this regime
they push and intimidate the new people just like everyone else. They
develop a complex that they are going to be fired. When ever I have had
a new person and he gets confused I tell them to stop everything they
are doing and ask someone the proper way to perform the task. I said
the people will respect you for it. I have told new people not to feel
embarrassed if you have to ask how to perform task. And never take
chances, because you could hurt yourself and others.  I have seen hot
shot new guys loose there lives being on the job less than six months.
It still haunts me to this day. I can remember a class they sat at
table in class room. In front of them was a pencil and a pipe cleaner.
The instructor told them not to touch any thing on the table until told
to. Weíll instructor talked all morning. And he noticed some students
fidging with the pipe cleaner. He said we will break for dinner now and
the students that played with the pipe cleaner not to returnAnd wished
them good luck in there future. One guy asked why he was told he could
not follow instruction by not touching anything on the table!!!!

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

Curious

I heard that rumor too. Everyone knows they have been padding the
arrival and departure times on the on boards for years. Tms raise hell
when you put RR reason for not getting the work done. If a tm tells me
to put customer reason when it was clearly rr reason Im going to ask
him if its true the industry will get charged 75 dollars for the lie.
The look on his face will tell it all.

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

Investing

What is it with you and others who constantly make that stupid ignorant
comment that we will have more accidents and derailments just because we
have new cubs coming in that don't know anything. I can bet my entire
pension that you didn't know shit when you were hired. People aren't
born knowing how to railroad or how it works. I'm sure you didn't
either. I didn't know shit. I learned it. Just like a new baby learns
to walk. We all know for the last 22 years that CSX has a training
program that just teaches the basics and brain washes them with more
safety propaganda than die hard field training.  Just worried about
injury lawsuits.  It was up to me when I got a new cub to teach him the
true in and outs of railroading. If you get a new group of cubs and
later down the road they are tearing everything up then you haven't
done your job as a trainer. Yeah, you get those few handfuls that think
they know it all already and don't want to listen but there's a lot
more who want to learn and learn right. You teach them how to cut
corners and break the rules all the time then you get what you deserve
if you work around them later and get yourself hurt. use some common
sense. Everyone was new at one time. So stop with the bull that things
are going to get worse just because a new cub steps on the ground. Do
you job and teach them correctly. You got a bad apple let everyone know
it. Watch him. Keep an extra eye on him. If he needs it rip his ass. I
just saw an old head of 24 years corner a car a few days ago. It
happens to everyone. Check your attitude at the door if your handed a
new cub. Focus on teaching him right and make sure he gets what your
saying!

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

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

Name: Yep
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 28 July 2018

Investing!
That's true what you said.
I work at UP here in lost anal, califagnia
and they lost a lots of experienced people
here and hire retards. That's why at UP
they can't spell stUPid. We are still on
our 9th service meltdown.
Brilliant!!!

Name: Reservations
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 28 July 2018

I forgot to mention when experienced  people walk and are replaced with
people off the street.managers and tm, should make there reservations
now for the Nut House so they donít get put on a waiting list. !!!

Name: Investing
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 28 July 2018

A broker said never invest where you work. I donít know why he said
that. But they offer company stock to make you feel like your part of
the company team and you will go that extra mile for the company. I
know employees made lots on cp stock until Hh cancelled it for
employees. I think CSX like cn cp cut so deep to get the operating
ratio down That now they are screwed. If guys with years of experience
are fed up with being beat up by the company and resigning after years
of service. CSX is in a bind. They have to hire new people that know
nothing and they will not stay if company is going to treat them like
shit. The writing is on the wall people are fed up and say no more of
this treatment and walking. I seen so many good people walk when Hh was
ceo at cp. managers down. They still are trying to replace people that
walked and got fired. I retired early to a hit on my pention but was
fed up at the way they treated us. If you can find a decent paying job
run from CSX. You only pass threw life once. With all these people they
have to hire it is going to cost them in derailments run threw switchís
all kinds of shit is going to happen. And when all these accidents and
derailments happen. CSX gets negative media and share holders run. Itís
going to be gong show at CSX. Seen it at cp
And cn. Sit back just wait you think tm are stressed now just wait till
they have lots of new people. Lol

Name: Retired 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 28 July 2018

To my knowledge it you get fired or pull the pin. You can leave you
money in the company plan and you will get at normal retirement age. Or
you can take it out and put in a registered plan at which time you will
also get it at normal retirement date. I think this is how it works
just guessing!!!!!

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

engineers and conductors

Think very hard before you get involved with the new stock purchase
program they are offering you. Read the literature you get in the mail
very closely. Remember, they will be taking the money out of your
paychecks AFTER the taxes are taken out. If you can afford to have
money taken out of your paycheck after tax then you can afford to start
a Roth IRA. Don't get caught up in an investment that may not pay off
as you think.

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

conductors


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

Name: Production
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 28 July 2018

A dog has the mentality of a two year old child. All as it wants to do
is please itís master for a treat. It will do anything the owner trains
it to do, like chasing a person with a gun shooting at it. There are
some people that are the same way they always need gradification for
some reason trying to outdo others to get it.  In most cases just a
happy go lucky simple guy.  As a retired old guy I learnt on the
railway the company wants you to run take short cuts and get the job
done. But as an old guy I witnessed over and over as soon as these
runners get hurt hurt someone else or damage equipment. In the
investigation the rule books come out and you are asked why you did not
do your due diligence. As you where trained to do the job and the copy
of all the rules and safety manuals you received read and understood
and signed your name that you understood all the rules.you canít say in
a statement the real reason you work so fast is to work six hours and
put in for eight hours. Now the company has you for theft. Or violation
for other safety rules. And your going home.  The old guy is consistent
works safe puts in his hours of work and goes home in one piece and is
able to do it the next day.

Name: Stats
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 27 July 2018

There are Labs that take years of statistics of different industries.
Depends who hires them to do a study like the rr. They take years of
stats on injuries for example they record month week day where it has
the highest number for an injuries. The age of person years of service
department. You name it it is included. Even the effect of a full moon
on a person. And they are very close at predicting an event. I can
remember going to our company safety meetings and the instructor would
say be extra careful because the software is now predicting an injury
or fatality.  And have to say these predictions are pretty close.

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

Most railroads have soft ware, that predict a derailment after so many
train miles. Same as injuries and fatalities.  So many hours of work
equal injuries then the big one a fatality. Iíve seen these on company
computers. How accurate they are who knows, but it is a tool they use.

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

Just repeated what I have heard from some safety study they do. At
different railways. When something happens in yard they blame it on
rushing taking short cuts

Name: Fast moves
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 27 July 2018

Yes you got more done in less hours by skipping breaks.But what they
found out that there where short cuts taken also, which was a safety
issue. And taking short cuts and running, the company figured just a
matter of time for fatality or equipment damage.

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

Don't know who corporate is posting about rr retirement I retired get
my portion wife gets half we live comfortably

Name: Benefits in career
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 27 July 2018

I started the railroad with a grade 12. Got into the mechanical
department at age 20, being the new guy got all the swing and shitty
shifts. After four years got my journeyman status welding etc. Which
the railroad paid to train me. Could work for any railroad in North
America. Now retired with pention at early age compared to my friends.
A lot of people are jelous of my position. You make sacrifices working
for the railroad and make good money and benefits. You miss out on a
lot but with the money a rr makes I believe we live a higher standard
of living than most. Pention company stock and what ever your invested
in. If you can make it to the finish line you can have a pretty good
life.

Name: Retired
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 27 July 2018

Sitting at home enjoying the pension I paid into. Rr Jim thanks for your
wisdom and setting record straight.

Name: Dr kick your sdd
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 27 July 2018

RR PENSIONS?  JESUS H CHRIST ARE YOU PEOPLE UNBELIEVABLE STUPID. 

That crap about ď oh my god, my rr pension saved my assĒ is utter
bullshit.....posted on here by Union hacks.   The only pension the vast
majority of you are going to get ,  is the one stuck up your incredibly
stupid ass. 

Dude.   Umm, donít look know, but Your Union is owned by the Mafia. 
Dude.  remember Jimmy Hoffa?  No?  He was the guy in charge, just like
Jr is now.  

Let me spell it out for you unread illiterate twerps. 

The Teamsters own your ass. And your balls. And your dick.  Wanna know
whatís gonna happen to your precious RR PENSIONS.  ??  .......POOF!

Now you see it, now you donít.  

Just ask Jimmy Sr how that works, er, worked.  Oops, heís dead.  Hmmm.
Check up on what happened to all that that pension money .  (Thatís a
hint).  Sure, a couple of lucky duck union officers might get to the
promise land.....just not YOU stupid. 

Still donít know what happened to  all those Tesmster billions?  Well,
guess youíll just have to ask Jr.  He knows. Just make sure heís hooked
up to a lie detector when you pop the question (wear a bullet proof
vest, donít drink the water or eat the food....and send in that dweeb
union newbie.....)

In the meantime, work for those measly union wages,  make sure you kiss
a lot of Union ass,  have a really big loud useless voice in those Union
decisions, and damn....donít forget to pay pay pay those union dues and
choke on that gigantic RR PENSION deduction outta your check that your
never ever gonna see.  

Cause your either gonna get fired before you qualify, or  the Hoffa
gang will spend it all on bankrupt Bahama casinos,  or the ďUnionĒ 
bobble heads will contract your ass out the door.   

RR PENSIONS.??    Still donít get it ?   Thatís ok.  Drink some more
kool/aid  pension bullshit.  And when you retire, the union will,
according to your all powerful  union contract, send   100 young
virgins to live with you in your castles filled with $$$$.

#RR PENSIONS ARE 4 IDIOTS.COM

Name: Carreers
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 26 July 2018

Working at the railroad is not for everyone, if you like the job it gets
in your blood. But if you donít like a certain department, go to a
different department in the company. The hours and type of work might
be better suited for you. And that way your pention stays in the
company. I started out as trainman then went to mechanical where I
retired.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 26 July 2018

All the current and new csx managers just have to drink the company 
Kool-Aid and sell there out everyone around them, they are all sell
outs and ass holes

Name: Retired 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 26 July 2018

Iím glad I was able to pay into defined plan since I was 20 years old.
Age 55 years service 35. Years   Equals 85 points ful pention at 55.
Check for the rest of my life and if I die before wife she gets it. 
Itís a good deal in Canada, it amazing your union has not pushed for
the same deal in USA.  Plus company shares and purchased  of my own
stock picks. A guy can live pretty good.  Plus will get cpp pention and
old age pention at 65.

Name: Just womdering
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 26 July 2018

At cp when they promoted a tm etc. Company gave white shirt and tye  and
a big tube of hair gel. They wanted them to look professional. Even if
they where wet behind the ears. Are they doing this at CSX also.

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

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

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

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

Name: Retirement
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 25 July 2018

Retired last year. Best thing ever happened to me I started paying in rr
pention at age twenty. Retired now with money in the bank. A lot of
friends I have will work till they get old age pention from goverment.
But then it is poverty to try and survive on it.  With my rr pention
and my divedens I get from stock I bought life is good. Another smart
thing try and have everything paid for by the time you retire. Pention
plan is what kept most people stick it out on the rr. The group that is
really going to suffer for not saving for retirement is women.  One
piece of advice to young people, start putting some money away for your
retirement  and with rr pention you will do ok.

Name: To dr. Kickass
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 25 July 2018

From reading your post we can tell you have fetal alcohol syndrome.  You
should stop mixing the booze with the kool aid!!!

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

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

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

AMERICA WORKS BEST WHEN WE VOTE UNION YES

Name: dr kick your ass
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 25 July 2018

AFTER 18 YEARS OF STUPIDITY,  THE IDIOTS ARE STILL ON HERE RANTING ABOUT
THE SAME MINDLESS BULLSHIT.  MOMMY MOMMY I SHIT MY PANTS AND NOBODY WILL
WIPE MY ASS.

BOO HOO.

  GO GRAB YOURSELF A JOINT AND SMOKE YOUR BRAINS OUT BEFORE YOU JUMP ON
THAT ENGINE/TRAIN/CRANE/TRUCK..... HOTROD,  AND MAKE BELIEVE YOUR
SOMEONE IMPORTANT. DIP SHIT.   WE"RE GOING TO FIRE YOU ANYWAY. AND
HIRE ANOTHER MINDLESS DIP SHIT. 

AT LEAST YOUR CHEAP, EVEN IT YOU ARE STUPID. 

AND DONT FORGET TO JOIN THE UNION.  THEY'LL HELP YOU SUCKLE MOMMY'S
TITTY WHEN YOU SHIT YOUR PANTS. UNIONS ARE HARD CORE PUSSY.  YOU BELONG
TOGETHER. 
STICKIN IT OT THE MAN.  YUP.  ONLY, YOUR THE "MAN",  DIP SHIT. .  

 STILL DONT GET IT, DO YOU. 

OPEN WIDE.   ALL THOSE HIGHLY PAID UNION WANKERS HAVE A LOT OF DICK
TTHEY NEED SUCKING,  AND THEY NEED A LOT OF MOUTHS TO FILL.
LIKE.....YOURS. MMM. SLURP SLURP. 

  SO, SMOKE UP ANOTHER JOINT DOOFUS.  DRINK SOME OF THAT UNINE PROOF
SHIT.  ATTA BOY.  COVER IT UP.  NOBODY WILL NOTICE. 

IDIOTS. 

SAFETY FIRST.  OH, HELL, FUCK IT.  BREAK ALL THE RULES.  THE UNION WILL
SAVE YOU!!

IDIOTS.

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

Fuck all Trainmasters. Rot in HELL you worthless bastards.

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

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

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

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

Name: Manager CUCKS 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 24 July 2018

These manager CUCKS where put in these position because they are all
just yes men. Seen it with Hh they are all competing for attention
kisses and hugs from Foote. They got rid of a lot of managers that new
there job but where considered dinosaurs. Foote wants fresh  meat not
much seniority with the company. Nothing invested in pention s etc. So
really these new managers donít have much to loose, they have no
friends on the railroad. So it puts them in a position to walk over
anyone they can, and push footes agenda to the limit. Breaking
collective agreements breaking federal laws and intimidating people to
rush rush and risk injury to themselfs and others. So they are getting
lots of praise from head office for doing this. Now when an employee
goes along with there instructions to break the rules, you are going to
go down the drain with them. And Foote and friends are going to, say
they new nothing of these practices and he is shocked. These stupid
managers are going to be the fall guys if something terrible happens
and they know it. But in there minds they are on footes good side and
will be promoted. When Foote is done with these morons he with distance
himself from them like they have the plague. Donít be stupid and go down
with them. The only thing in it for ass kisser employees is trouble.

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

there are so many out there that cross craft lines and don't stick
together do really think they are going to pull in strait to park this
company is full of people that talk a good talk but will screw there
fellow co-workers the first chance they get so pull in strait that will
show the management you mean business if that's the best resistance
there is then there is no hope and the management will have a big
laugh.

Name: Parking
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 24 July 2018

When Hh came to cprail they came out with rule you canít back up company
vehicle unless you had someone behind the vehicle to guide you. Then
they wanted us to back in company vehicles. Well if we did not have
guide we did not do it. Management said well you can see to back up in
marked parking stall. Most of us refused because it was against company
policy. Then you have your followers did it anyways. Just one of the
companies games to mess with you. I would stand my ground in regards to
paper work for hazmat cars when you took your training you signed off
that you New the rules and would follow them. I would rather get sent
home than be paraded around a courtroom in shame for not following the
law. Choice is yours.

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

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

Name: Public safety
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 24 July 2018

When a company is dealing with these dangerous products and due
diligence is not done it puts everyone at risk. Management that do not
want to make sure employees have the proper paper work and tools to do
there job should be fired on the spot. I donít care if you are saving
time to make the operating ratio look good for the share holders. If
there is a disaster from poor safety practices of moving these
products. Some one is going to pay the price, hopefully a long stay in
max prison. You want to endanger the lives of people you will, suffer
the full consequences of the law.

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

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

Name: Inspection
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 24 July 2018

If  you happen to know whatís in a tank car on your train in the yard.
And you drive by a tank car. That has no placards on it. Get ahold of
car department. They have placards that will tell what it is flammable
etc. The car dept. is suppose to put any missing  placards on that are
missing when they inspect train. FYI

Name: Has material
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 24 July 2018

As a carman we have to take special training to inspect and deal with
tank cars. If you have ever noticed when a tank car is laying on its
side they have the car Iíd stenciled on the top of the tank car. In
large numbers and letters. So car is easy to Iíd. These trains go threw
small towns that have volunteers for a fire department. If these people
donít know whatís in these cars. And some has haz mat cars ,if they are
on fire and you put water on it. You just made a bomb. Or hazardous
cloud that will fry you from inside out. That is why it is so true
important to know what is in them. Just a matter of time that someone
is going to find out the hard way.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 24 July 2018

Louisville could be the best yard CSX has if some changes were made.
Here we are doing the same things day after day without any change and
it hasn't worked and never will. 
Insanity is repeating the same thing over and over and expecting a
different result!
We need a superintendent that is willing to try new things to see if it
improves anything. If everything was running smooth then leave it be but
the way it is now needs change.

Name: Cont. conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 23 July 2018

That is some scarey  shit to be foul three cars and getting wrong
information. Iím glad I stayed in mechanical and worked at different
railroad. CSX is just an accident waiting to happen. With this rush
rush regime. Hh style!!!

Name: ringmaster
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 23 July 2018

MAYIHAVE


You a funny man! Seriously! 

Boys and girls step right up to the big top. Best Circus in town. Yes
boys and girls!  Have we got a game for you!  Guess how many railcars
are laying all over town and whats in them and you can win this 6'2"
blow up conductor who not only takes stupid orders but he can also
catch all the shit you want when it rolls down hill!  Yes, boys and
girls you cant get a better prize anywhere. You own live stool pigeon!

Name: Rules
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 23 July 2018

If it is federal law and the company knows this and crews. Why would any
one take the risk of moving without proper paper work. Iím in mechanical
and tm is alway putting pressure on us to send a fax of test and inspect
information sap. Are what if a train gets out of the yard with a
dimentional load , lots of damage etc. This sounds like a very unsafe
practice to be hearing how often it happens. Sooner or later something
is going to happen, how would you defend yourself in this case?murpheys
law.

Name: Laws
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 23 July 2018

Is it not federal law to have all the paper work for your train. And the
proper paper work for dangerous commodities. If train crews canít get
proper paper work. Are EMS people going to have to spend valuable time
getting paper work in the event of an accident?

Name: Ha
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 23 July 2018

You have my respect HA conductor, if everyone had some balls and stood
there ground. The company would have no choice but to do there due
diligence, itís not the employees fault out in the field that they cut
office staff, and want everyone else to bend the rules to cover there
short falls. Get on board with this guy people, make management
accountable. I never put my job at risk to cover for lazy bastards.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Name: Rules
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 23 July 2018

Under Hh the rules got really stupid!! Damned if you do damned if you
donít, so the attitude I went with I followed the rules set out by this
new regime. Here was the catch when I worked and followed there rules
management would say never mind with that rule or procedures, it is
taking to much time and you are delaying the train. So I got into the
habit of recording it in my pocket book date time event. And followed
there instructions. I found there was no sense in debating anything
with management. Did my time then just went home. In the four years I
worked under Hh I was pulled out of service three times. And my notes
helped me get returned to work. Because all as I did was follow
instructions. You have the arm chair managers that say you better go by
the book or else then you have management that is scared of delays and
insist you do it there way. It was confusing getting two different
messages so I just did what I was directly  told, and when they had an
investigation said I followed instructions so I would not be sent home
for insubordination again. I said on here before keep records for
yourself, could make all difference on getting back to work.

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

WAKE THE F*%^$K UP!

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

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

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

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

My last four years of my career was with Hh as ceo. It was insanity I
could not believe what this man and regime did while he was in charge.
Highest derailments and fatalities under his watch. He made people big
money he was a run away train he was share holders hero. If you where
an employee management down it was hell on earth. I could write a book
on the shit that man pulled off. Foote is trying to repeat what Hh did.
As long as shares go up expect more of the same and some. I truly know
what you guys are going threw at CSX   You are a number and these
people will fire you for anything. Let the union argue for members. If
you put up fight they will gun you down. The stress is unbelievable so
try and take care of yourself and do it for your family. I hope it does
not get worse there. I heard they have to open more yards maybe things
will turn around for you employees. Hang in there stick together best
way you can. Be safe.

Name: Risk
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 22 July 2018

Thatís the car design how else you going to perform task. I guess you
have law suit if you get hurt. There is risk at everything we do on the
rr. I donít make the rules. In my 34 years I found fault with lots of
things and brought to companies attention. Some issues where addressed
others where not. The railway is a dangerous place, I lost my granda pa
to the railroad. Crushed crew ran red board , he paid the price. What
chance do you have if tank car blows up in the yard. Just because I
followed the rules does not mean I agree with them. Iím sure I would
get the looks if there was no food in the fridge for wife and kids. I
retired with all my body parts lots worn out. Guy break the rules there
whole career never get hurt. The next guy does the same thing and pays
the price. Look out for yourself and mates. One mistake and could be
all over. I think every rr knows that in the back of there mind.

Name: Handbreaks
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 22 July 2018

Let me explain this Homer Simpson style, the man with GOLD makes the
rules. Do the job the way you want. If it is against company policy and
your busted , itís an expensive mistake. Good luck my friend !

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

Most rail yards are designed like a bowl the low point is in the middle
of the track. There is a small downward grade from each end. That way
if a car rolls it should not go out the ends of the track. Fyi

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

When we where given a track to test, we would put ten percent handbrakes
on the headend. Apply the air machine with low air pressure and start
tying the track we staffed from each end and worked towards each other.
If one had a hand brake to take off we would call our mate to stand in
the clear. While standing on brakemast and releasing the had break
several times the track would move threw out tieng it up. Once we met
we would go check if we had air threw the track. Then go to head end
and cut the air into ninety pounds. As the track charged sometimes the
hands breaks would not hold track and move and pull airmachine off and
track would go into emergency. So we applied more handbreaks and apply
the air again. We are trained to release handbreaks from being on the
car not the ground. There where so many cameras they would catch you if
you where seen doing it from the ground and your fired. You do your job
the way you where trained, and if nothing ever happens to you great.
There have been guys release handbreaks from the ground and the
handbreaks chain hit them in the face and had to get medical attention.
Iím sure have experienced the chain whipping on you.

Name: Slack 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 22 July 2018

An old timer carman was taking hand brakes off a cut from the ground car
moved they figure about a foot , when they found him the wheel got his
leg. Car pushed him off balance and got him. He panicked when car
moved. He was trying to re apply hand brake to stop movement. I guess
it canít happen you have the right attitude.

Name: Stored energy
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 22 July 2018

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=1GxTVgvHD9A Stored energy can get you

Name: Brakes
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 22 July 2018

http://railsafetraining.com/seems-like-releasing-handbrake-ground-safer-climbing-ladder-really-need-climb-ladder/

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

My friend retired four years ago from loco shop. He spends all his time
driving across the country taking pictures of rail yards. Now that is
an illness lol. Another retired guy takes passenger trains all over to
buy lotto tickets from different places.  !?!?!?

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

Iíve been retired for over a year, and always check out this site maybe
I should get my head examined lol not much has changed.

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

The company I work for if your caught standing on the ground putting
handbrake on your fired. We have never heard of or used a brake stick.
I guess every company uses there own rules on safety issues.

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

The question I was answering to, was who was responsible for the train
after conductor ties it down and then carman take over the train.
Answer once carman take track they are responsible for track. No one
said anything about the track being switched out. If train dies at
terminal it gets switch. If it is run threw but need test and inspect.
Read what the question was. Your assume shit.

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

Call people moron you know nothing about air brakes mechanical brakes.
Or the rules for testing anything. Iím amazed you passed the aptitude
test to hire on. O ya CSX desperate hire guys like you now. No wonder
the hoggers have to babysit guys like you that claim been on the
railway ten years. Hoggers should get bonus for babysitting you.

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

When standing on brakemast to put hand brake on you have proper footing
and you hand is holding cross over grab iron. Then with your free hand
you apply the hand brake. If cars are kicked from the other end you not
going to get ran over. And also once you tie the train down then car
department takes train they are responsible for it. The carman apply
air to track for test, then brakes release while charging if it is
going to roll it will roll while brakes releasing.  And if it releases
more the. The air machine hose it will just go into emergency then the
carman should put more handbrakes on. Just common sense!!!

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

W.T. Duft,

Are you sure about all that?  
When that vote for the ebs for trainmen came about the B&O General
Committee didn't want any part of it.  Long story short: CSX screwed
up & admitted it - had to. The GC's office was right on it. I got a 3
day weekend off & got paid for a missed long pool trip. The pay was on
the very next check.  Was great.

Name: rules
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years
Posted: 21 July 2018

BOXCAR

No need to look for that rule. It is gone. I was told by a dispatcher
that due to the advanced signal system we have now the need for fusees
is becoming obsolete. They can protect most trains out here on the
system. There are some railroads that don't even use them to protect
road crossings anymore.

Engineers.
There are two more rules that were deleted that I'm sure many of you
haven't noticed. The 5401 rule that governed the HTTP power rule and
the instructions to get the power rating as close to 2.0 as possible
that was first issued in 2012 was removed. The rule that stated all
empty unit trains were to run with one unit on line is gone as well.

I was told this happened when Hunter took over. He decided that running
trains was more important than worrying about the amount of fuel that
was being used. You are allowed 27 powered axles and dynamic rating on
the units. Keeping track speed is more important than worrying about
using a little more fuel.
The rule that requires all empty and loaded coal cars to be throttled
back at speeds above 40 is being submitted for review.

If any supervisor tells you that he is going to write you up for
violation of the two rules that have been deleted then you need to ask
him to show you where the rule is in writing.  When he cant find it he
should be professional enough to admit that he made a mistake and drop
the charge.

The statement that a new hired employee who comes in and prints off
his/her first set of system bulletins would not have any knowledge of
any of the deleted rules is absolutely correct. The only way anyone new
would know about them is if the "rumors" they existed at one time was
being discussed. We do not run a railroad on rumors. If it is not in
writing in the bulletins, timetables or the operating rules books then
they are obsolete until further instructions are issued.

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

We had a log book in lunch room office etc. Any time a new rule or
message came out it was pasted in this book. If rule was cancelled it
was posted. When we came back from vacation etc. We where handed all
the important bullies had to read them then sign a form that we read
and understood bullitin.

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

Iíve been on this site for over a year and the conclusion I have come
to, these managers could not organize a drunk in a liquor store. That
is why you have to be extra careful. Been there know what your dealing
with!!!

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

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

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

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

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

Ape 
What happens alot out here is these immature macho want to be tough
morons who will do anything to defy a rule because they think it's
stupid and they AIN'T gonna do it. Then they have this frame of mind
now they're just going to do things their way and get someone hurt or
damage something. A dog can be taught to sit, speak, shake, fetch but
these retards just can't read a rule and follow it. 
At the same time we have rules written in a manner that makes the
company look like illiterate morons and it creates an atmosphere of
working for a company thats just one big joke. Now you have people who
work by example. How can anyone take A job serious when they read rules
that you just have to stand their shaking your head and laughing!
A TM just wrote up a crew for a rule that was removed from the system
bulletins after HH bit the dust. The rule book is clear as hell. You
follow rules in the books or the bulletins. If they have been removed
from the reissues or haven't been added to the new operating rules
book then they are null and VOID! Doesn't matter if the rule once
existed. If it isn't reissued it no longer exist. How the hell would a
brand new employee who just got his first set of system bulletins know
anything about a previous rule that was in existence if it was not in
his bulletins. By the damn rumor mill? The rumor mill isn't listed in
the rules book or in any bulletin or notice. This company is the worst
for this crap. I hope the crew charges the TM for STUPIDITY and failure
to keep up on the information in each HQ system bulletin as they are
reissued.  There may be a good reason they are removed. Maybe Foote has
decided they weren't neceassary. No matter the reason the TM's need to
keep educated and if they don't like the change they can challenge it.
This kind of crap is getting old out here! It's dangerous out here for
any employee who has to put a supervisor in his place especially when he
has an ego. You now have a whipped puppy with a chip on his shoulder.
Now someone is going to pay. We shouldn't have to be their teachers.
Jacksonville is laying down on the job!

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

Lloyd you made my point for me, your mind and emotions are not on safety
been there. I smartened up when I was two feet away from getting ran
over by a hopper cars. What gets you is the last thing you, would ever
thought would get you!!!!  Itís really hard but try stay focused on
safety. On your side.

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

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

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

Iíve seen so many managers go to there bosses for there weekly kick in
the nuts. So when they lie for the company, they figure there in the
special club. And get gratification from there bosses instead of there
weekly kick in the nuts. But upper management knows these people are
CUCKS, and can be used until they have no more value to the company.
Easy come easy go.

Name: W.T. Duft
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 20 July 2018

Are there any southern conductors on this site ? I work with NMAD
conductors and was wondering what benefits the southern guys have that
the NMAD guys don't. NMAD didn't have the bid system and now the
company unilaterally forced it on them without any of the benefits of
having it. Extra board pays about 2400, no bonus no stock no 401k match
no demand day no early lay off no delayed mark up. Just wondering what
the difference is ?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 19 July 2018

It is not a manager saying there are those to willing to do other crafts
work I am and I have been one of those screwed over by this practice
there are more than enough out there why willing cross craft lines and
think its funny when some one gets screwed over and that is your
solidarity because no one will stick together and one day it will be
there turn to.

Name: To the last post by conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 19 July 2018

I retired after 34 years on the rr. I have seen more fatalities after
the fact still bothers me. And that conductor is a hundred percent
right about following the safety rules and If you canít follow them you
should be fired. If you donít care about your own safety your not going
to care about anyone elseís safety. It is all fun until your pinned
under a wheel screaming your head off  and help is not there for awhile
or free slack gets you between two cars and you crushehed by the
couplers. I can go on and on about the horrors that can happen. I
witness a priest give a man the last rights before they lifted
equipment off him then he died. Do not stand for these people that
ignore safety and the rules set out for your own protection. You save
no time at all taking short cuts. Be safe all practice doing your job
the way you are suppose to. If  you see someone doing unsafe practice
remind him of the proper way to do the job safely, your not being a rat
you could be saving a life.

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

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

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

Coverourasses,

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

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

Conductors

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

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

I have worked with people that I thought maybe there parents where
related!!!

Name: Quebec derailment 6 hours ago
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 17 July 2018

https://www.ctvnews.ca/mobile/canada/20-cars-derail-from-train-4-land-in-river-in-western-quebec-1.4016667

Name: To hogger
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 17 July 2018

Yes there are lots of CUCKS in the rr industry, Iím not preaching just
telling you the facts of how we dealt with the Hh regime. Overall there
is still solidarity in the industry, and they will fight back I hope the
best way they can with the tools they have. There is just to much to
lose to do nothing. And there will always be those weak CUCKS that ride
the coat tails of the solid members and enjoy benefits, from there
efforts. Itís the companies job to try and break down the member ship
one at a time.

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

Stick together......stand strong.....HA.
Too many low-life selfish buttholes out here.
The co. knows that too.  Preach all you want.

Name: Union busting 101
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 17 July 2018

Donít fall for a manager saying an employee is willing to do others
work. Managers like it when there is in fighting amongst union
employees. It is a diversion of the issues of what management is really
doing. Stick together and bury CSX in paper grievances and what ever
else you have in the tool box, to make members whole again from bogus
discipline and firings. Stand strong you will over come this corrupt
regime.

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

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

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

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

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

It might appear that people are crossing over to other crafts willingly.
Well you said if they donít they are sent home. They are under duress to
do this forced or fired.  Not willingly. It can be rectified threw the
proper channels.

Name: Union meeting answers
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 16 July 2018

The shops that are craft crossing, if I was you guys attend your next
union meeting and demand some answers on what is being done with all
these, collective agreement violations. If you do nothing about this
then the practice will continue by the company. We went threw this with
Hh and won a majority of all our cases. The union reps. Came threw for
us it took a bit of time. But the son of a bitch Hh paid up. The shares
are slowing going up so CSX is going to keep doing more of the same at
employees expense.

Name: Craft crossing
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 16 July 2018

At the least the union should be filing grievance for the laid off
employees. If they are sitting at home and someone else is doing there
job. Anyone that is filling these positions and guys are sitting at
home for every hour of pay they are losing it should be recorded by
union rep. It is violation of the collective agreement 100 percent
winnable if goes to arbitration. We won our cases and the moneys where
split between the laid off employees and who ever else was affected by
this practice. The case is on file why is your union not addressing
this. All this is a violation of the collective agreement they are
flexing there muscles. They know they will have to pay if goes to
arbitration. Itís been won before.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 16 July 2018

The problem is the ones doing other crafts work are all to willing
because there not the ones who got laid off and are afraid for there
jobs and seem all to willing to continue they don't care as long as
they still have there jobs.

Name: Trades doing others work
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 15 July 2018

If you are force to do other crafts work put in a grievance. Rr work
under aar rules if your not trained for doing the work of others craft
it is unsafe and a violation of the collective agreement. If you do not
feel safe doing work your not trained for put in safety hazard report at
once. If they get people to do this and someone gets hurt or worse
killed , someone is going to jail. All these change the company wants
to do has to be negotiated in the next contract. You will win these
grievances if it goes to arbitration, your union should be filing
grievances every time someone  is doing other crafts work. All of
affected people should be putting in grievance every time this happens.
And safety hazard reports.

Name: Carfix
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 1-10 years
Posted: 15 July 2018

Carmen

I was told by union rep that working a,craft you aren't hired for is
CO mingled service and the other craft can file claims for you doing
their work. If you do work that pays the other craft more they have to
pay you the higher rate too. I'm making sure I file on everything they
violate. Order me to do the work but you better pay me the extra.

Name: To engine repair
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 15 July 2018

There are aar standards which is North American wide. If they are
getting you to do work that you are not trained for it could spell
trouble if something was not done to aar rules.  If there was an
accident or injury or worse fatality. The rr is in big trouble, and the
supervisor could be criminally charged. Every time you are made to do
work that you are not trained for. Do not hesitate to put a grievance
in. For one thing it is against your collective agreement and you will
win when it goes to arbitration. Everyone should be putting  grievances
in. We did at cprail and won most of them. That has to be negotiated in
a new contract. Trust me it is a breach of your collective agreement
some supervisor are pushing there wait around, but like I said if
someone gets hurt and management knows that person was not trained for
that job, someone will pay for it. You can even put in safety hazard
report if you donít feel safe doing a job your not trained for. All of
you should be doing it every time your told to work outside your craft.
Plain and simple it is not safe, leave a paper trail on all this. They
forced over time on us and we won most grievances, guys that where
fired where reinstated with full back pay. Your union should be telling
you to do this.

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

I retired last year from car department. My advice take all the training
your rr company is offering. You would be surprised in other industries
how hard it is to get a lot of the certificates that are provided by
the rr companies. Like first aid, confined space training etc. Those
certificates donít seem to mean much, but when you apply for a job
outside the rr it could make the difference of getting the job or not.
A lot of the training we get at rr we take for granted. They seem
trivial to us, but are valuable out side of the rr industry. Look at
the bright side the rr is paying you to take these courses, they
offered defensive driving course I took it and then got a reduction on
my auto insurance. It is a win win to take all the courses you can.

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

When I took my training to be carman to be journey man took 1044 days.
Plus all my welding plates had to pass. Crane training, track mobile
training   1A drivers license, i was paid to get all this training. 
And certified in many fields, if I would of had to pay for all that
training out of pocket would of been thousands of dollars. When your
fully trained and get pulled out of service and go else ware they hate
it. Because the new guy is just a shadow for years, you canít have the
green guy do anything on his own till he is certified.  By the time you
have worked at the rr for years , most people are certified, they are
coo coo, lol

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

That cross training rumour is bs. This regime most likely wonít be
around in 2020. Donít listen to rr rumours. That one is old heard it
for many years, if they want to train me to do other crafts cool I will
sign up and then take my new skills else ware after they spend all that
money to train me. Would look good on a job application to be multi
skilled.

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

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

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

LD

NO!  And how did you hear about it. My lC hasn't mentioned it. Did you
read something about it on the union web page. It cant be good.
Guarantee you they found another way to stick it to us because HH'S
cut the work force bit him in the ass and they are having to hire
people back because of the man power shortages. They will stop at
nothing to find a way to cut us to the bare bone.  Wish we could get
and early peek at it and see if it needs to be forwarded to a good
lawyer for a plan of attack.  God knows the union wont do shit. They
did nothing about the last one. NOT A DAMN THING!

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

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

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

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

DO you fellas have any info on the new attendance policy that is coming
out later this month?

Name: REP
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years
Posted: 14 July 2018

OH Yeah

Would you like to elaborate? If you aren't referring to the person who
has already come forward and made it known that they have been described
at work with that same "title" then please explain what you mean. What
was your intent on mentioning they may be in a lawyers office.  Sounds
almost identical to a pending case that was filed by a "fired" worker
who has two other "threats" involved.

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

The company puts cameras everywhere.  If I was a manager and breaking
the rules you donít know if your being recorded by an employee or
goverment agent.  So if your a manager and stupid enough to take one
for the team. Foote and friends you will have to deal with the
consequences if you break federal law. And you are recorded doing it. I
tell people in this day and age as soon as you leave your home, smile
your on some form of recording device. And this is the world we live in
now. So I would say to managers your are not ammune to prosecution and
losing your job.

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

After reading the post about cameras and recording someone. In some
states I think it is a felony to tape someone without there knowledge.
I would be checking that out before doing it. FYI

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

HR. Seems to me, you are the one making assumptions as to the term
"triple-threat" being a certain person. I, in no way would ever
associate a derogatory term to a individual person. I think you and I
are talking about 2 completely different things, would you like to
elaborate?

Name: HR
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years
Posted: 13 July 2018

OH Yeah

Be very careful. We know who you are referring to with that derogatory
remark.  This person is involved in an active case and your name can be
drug in very quickly as an example of gender harassment in the work
place.  Don't be stupid and run around using that description openly.
Besides, it just shows your ignorance. No one is untouchable with this
regime.

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

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

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

CYA


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

Name: To help
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 13 July 2018

When we inspected a train, we would write all information in our
handbooks. When we completed the inspection the supervisor would ask
did you have any bad orders, and we would tell him how many bad orders
we had and that would have to be set off the train. We would complete
our paper work and enter everything into the computer, we would enter
in the computer the bad orders and what they where bad for. And an hour
later we would see the train leave without any cars set off. In cases
the tm would call the traffic supervision and he would go into the
computer and remove the bad orders from the system.  But now been over
ranked by supervisor it is all his responsibility now if something
happens with that train. That is why I cannot state enough to write
everything down in your personal handbook. Because if something should
happen the first thing they will do is try and blame the union
employee. You have management that are willing to take the risk to make
everyone happy. But it is there ass if something really goes wrong.
These type of people get the hero award from there bosses,  if  when
things go wrong upper management plays stupid and always will say they
never New this practice existed. I recorded every donejob I did and
have a record of it all with dates. Thatís how I have saved my ass when
accused of missing something.a manager can go into the computer and
change the information after you entered it. But there is a foot print
on what he has done. But management will still try and cover it up. But
if you have personal records of what you entered it would help in the
event of an investigation.

Name: HA!
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 12 July 2018

Engineer

HA!HA! You got me rolling on the floor.  You are so right about all of
it. They have been doing this forever. Like padding the info on the
onboard WO devices for years.  SO WHAT. Conductors keep bitching about
putting bogus delivery times in for the customers. I keep telling them
to just do it and shut the hell up. Its for a service star award and
pats on their backs. The better the scores the better my bonus. So just
shut up and do it. As long as they get paid what they are supposed to
who gives a crap if the info is a lie. Just do it and make me rich. Had
to buy lunch a few times to make them feel better. They feel so left out
they don't get that bonus! I want a 100% too!

Name: Folder walmart
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 12 July 2018

Walmart buy an according folder it will fit in your grip. And if you get
into the practice of doing what the lawyer guy said. You have something
to fall back on. When that folder is full just replace it. If all you
train personal did this , you would have protection and management
would be would taking chances. They are very cheap at any store.
Protect yourself and your future.

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

Engineers

I hope to god your not the ones posting the truth on here because if
you are I got one thing to say. SHUT YOUR STUPID MOUTHS!
I had over 2000 stole from me last year and it will be years before I
ever see a dime of it if I do at all.  I got an 11,000 bonus last year.
Minus the 2000 they stole from me I got 9,000 paid to me. Yeah, its
agreement money and I still should have been paid my 2000 but its
performance bonus money. Extra money I get paid for showing up to this
god forsaken hell hole all year! If you idiots keep this up and the
investors figure out the real numbers we are going to lose our bonus. I
know you morons know we get paid our percentage based on what they pay
upper management. If they get screwed we get screwed. Let them lie
through their teeth until we don't get a bonus anymore. Then go after
them with all you got when they steal your pay. Yeah, two wrongs don't
make a right but you cant win this game. they are bigger than you are.
You think the investors, FRA, USDOT and other government agencies
don't know what's happening. HELL YES THEY DO. They keep their mouths
shut because they get their pockets lined. Jump on the $$$$$$ band
wagon. Another thing I bet you haven't thought about is the workers
coming out of the woodwork. Like the dispatchers who talked to the
reporters. Im counting on a 100% bonus again this year. Think about it
idiots! You think management is going to take less than 100%
themselves? If they try that I bet they tell them hell no! Your going
to pay us for the numbers you have been reporting to the investors and
putting out on the employee gateway. How about the numbers you been
reporting to business journals. NO, your going to pay us for what you
have been reporting, not what is really going on! So shut the hell up
and let them lie. Lie through their teeth and make us richer!

Name: X rep is right
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 12 July 2018

What I witnessed is under this regime, management does not care whoís
name they put down on a job. Does not matter which department they just
will take any short cut to get threw there shift and make there boss
happy. How do I know this they tried to hang me for an issue, where my
name was on the paper work of a train and I was on my days off. It was
brushed under the table because they know they where busted. My advice
and I have said on here before. Carry a personal log book and record
everything in it with dates and times. On all your time you are at
work. Because when the shit hits the fan they will try and blame you
for there lies. You have to cover your own ass.

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

Help

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

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

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

Name: Public outrage
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 12 July 2018

When Hh took over cn, there where more derailments from employee cuts.
Than in past years, and record employee deaths. The only time the
public was outraged was when a toxic tank car derailed into a lake and
killed a bunch of fish. Hh offered a million dollars to clean it up. 
So that is the public attitude when these companies break law and rules
time after time. If it affects wildlife itís a big deal, if employees
get killed he gave his life for the team.

Name: Honestty
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 12 July 2018

I read your article and under stand your frustration. Under Hh at cp we
went threw the same things. The national union in all departments where
on the news informing the public at least once a week for the whole time
Hh was ceo. It was news no one outside the railway cared. There attitude
was a bunch of over paid union employees. The only thing you can really
do if you where scooped on a trip etc is put a grievance in and hope to
get paid down the road. We won 87 percent of our return to work
grievances and members where paid from being screwed out of pay. Hh
refused to pay but had no choice. The goverment is not going to do a
thing state or federal.  They all look the other way. Been there done
that, it is hard to take but you have to use the tools you have to be
made yourself  whole. Good luck frustrated.

Name: help!
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 12 July 2018

Computer Geeks!!!!

Im stupid when it comes to computer programs so can someone tell he how
the company can go in and change the start time on your time ticket
after you have already gone on duty, delivered your train and marked
off? Why would they want to do that. Why would they want to show you
going on duty at a different time after you have marked off. We double
checked all information on our time ticket to make sure it was correct
before we marked off and the on duty time was right. When I tried to
print my ticket 2 days later I couldn't because they changed the on
duty time and the program couldn't find the ticket with the
information for that date. They changed the on duty time to the day
before! How can a ticket get manipulated like that? The only way we
figured out that the on duty time was only changed in payroll  is
because we both looked in our tour summary history and it showed the
right on duty time. How can the tour summary page for your work be
right but the payroll/time ticket page be wrong?

Name: Obama 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 12 July 2018

Obama and mainly Hillary did not want to approve the pipeline into the
USA from up in Canada. Be cause they made some big promises to there
Arab friends and they gave them lots of cash to keep oil flowing from
the east. Now all as USA has to do is turn the tap on when they want
oil. No more lives lost fighting in the east over oil countries. The
railways are going to be the winners shipping oil products. I have done
lots of oil trains, they are the Cadillac of trains in my view, good
ride. In time it will come out how much volume of product will be
moved.

Name: Oil trains
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 11 July 2018

Trump approved the pipe line from Canadian tar sand into the USA. Canada
has more oil than the Middle East and will provide USA with all the oil
it needs. So what the pipe line canít deliver it will be shipped by
train. A lot of raw oil and natural gas are shipped into the USA
because Canada does not have the refineries to produce the finished
products fast enough. The rr are going to pick up any slack that the
pipe lines canít deliver. We donít need Middle East oil anymore. Future
will see how this all pans out .

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

Coal is on its way out in North America. I know of three plants in
Canada are done by 2020 hundreds out of work. Natural gas price is at
an all time low in price. And with all the fracking there seems to be
an unlimited supply of natural gas. And because of it we donít have to
depend on the Middle East anymore. Times are changing A i is replacing
people,and the railroads are changing with new technologies. I seen it
over my 35 years on railroad. The future of the railroader??!!??!!

Name: OhioRailRunner
E-mail: toxicveins@yahoo.com
Employed as: Car repair, for 1-10 years
Posted: 11 July 2018

I don't know about you guys, but since the Mountain Valley Gas line has
come through the area i have seen such a great decline in coal and coal
related jobs. For example the Willow Island Power Station, which
depends on scrubbed coal which is much safer when it comes to pollution
than just burning coal alone. So if they have way to burn coal and keep
it clean for the enviroment why in the hell would they still shut down
this power plant that puts out many megawatts to support the
surrounding area. My guess is that the big wigs are the ones who made a
deal with the assholes behind the gas line to push coal away no matter
what interventions they come up with coal is just doomed. I have worked
for CSX for many years and slowly seen the company fall apart from
managers who i assumed at one time were more than just managers but
friends, to getting shafted on overtime. In the area i live in coal is
a big driving force for CSX and i just have a feeling that the layoffs
are coming soon since CSX themselves have railway routes up for sale.So
my ass is going back to college and get a degree and just maybe i wont
have to deal with backstabbing managers any more. To those of you who
are still busting your ass at CSX to provide for you family i wish you
all the best and if the storm is coming..godspeed!

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

Every day trucker break some kind of law and go past there hours with no
sleep. Pushed by company owners to go that extra mile. Trucks kill lots
of people in North America, you donít hear much about it. The odd guys
goes to jail for drinking and driving and killing some one. There is
such a shortage of truckers they fast track them and give them a
license to drive. With minimum training and hope for the best. The
regulations sound tough but are not enforced like they should be. Lots
of trucks running around that are junk and should not be on the road.
But once a driver takes a defective truck he is now liable. When they
find a defect they can by law refuse to drive it, but lots of drivers
donít care.  The same people that monitor the trains are also
monitoring trucks. Now they want to put sell driving trucks on the
road, we will see how that works out

Name: Goverment pupets
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 10 July 2018

If the goverment want to find out any wrong doing by CSX it would be so
easy to make a case. The goverment are putting there heads in the sand
, just like transport Canada did. They do the minimum to keep there
jobs, and they know exactly what is going on at CSX. CSX is not the
first railway to fudge the books and paper work. And if there is a
disaster and there is a loss of life. They make it go away with money. 
I will be surprised if there is any kind of goverment interference with
CSX. Money talks bullshit walks into days businesses. If the goverment
did there jobs CSX would be answering for a lot of things. CSX and
goverment are in bed together and is not likely to change. Seen this
show to many times.

Name: M&W
E-mail: 
Employed as: M of W, for 10-20 years
Posted: 10 July 2018

Everybody 

All of you train crew guys should read that news article in
Jacksonville business journal. High five to your dispatchers who came
forward and told the truth. Man that article is spouting out the real
truth on the trains. Don't forget we know where you guys are traveling
and the high railers know who's out there along with block trucks and
sig. Maintainers. They really think they can keep everything secret if
we all start talking? How about you guys leaving dead trains tied down
and blocking crosssing. Half the town can vouch for that. Lol! Not to
mention all the rail buffs taking pictures too. Don't you have some
kind of paperwork you got to turn in if you leave one of those hazmat
trains parked and you leave?  Just to many ways to prove what is really
happening. So why hasn't someone already proven it?

Name: Truth
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 10 July 2018

Other. 


FRA doesn't care about time slips but they sure the hell do about the
HOS INFO!  That's what the post was about. Read it again.
Just read one of those articles another poster was talking about.
Written by Jacksonville business journal. 
Csx claimed they weren't hiding recrews and mislabeling trains.
BULLSHIT!  Not only can the TM's prove different but many have
complained about being caught up in the middle of the farse. I
personally have Seen some of the worst cover up of recrewed train
information ever! They can't keep this game up for ever. I know others
who are keeping copies of the falsified information. They better come
clean soon or our hands will be forced.

Name: Company stock
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 10 July 2018

When Hh took over cp rail stock was about 79 bucks a share when he left
stock was 247 a share. Yesterday it hit 249.  We went threw hell
working with Hh as ceo. My point being if your an employee at CSX hang
on there will be move cuts and BS to come. To the share holders Hh was
a hero. To employees he was Satan,as long as CSX stock keeps going up.
There will be more of the same business tactic till the stock has
peaked in the minds of board of director and ceo they are doing the
right thing. No one is going to interfere, with CSX not the goverment
etc. Put in your time get your pay donít expect much more. Thatís the
way it was at cn and cp. the only choice you have is pack it in if
stress gets to be to much.

Name: Alert
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for N/A
Posted: 09 July 2018

HMMMMM 

funny how RRJIM AND NOMO show up after forever then out comes Pines! Of
course it's the fake pines but apparently they woke the dead or their
3rd personality.  Lol...lol...lol..  


Now for important news!!!  Today a crew member who asked not to be
identified could not tie up his 3rd HOS ticket because the times were
put in wrong by crew management on attatched Dh's or the honest to
God's truth could not be reported. Refused to take honest information
of services performed. You can only have 8 HOS REPORTS LEFT UNDONE
before you could be pulled out of service. When the crew member had CMC
on speaker phone their exact words were...there have been so many calls
about HOS problems that they have turned their phone's off. You have
to send an email which you can find on the HOS screen and they have 2
to 3 business days to respond.  If you are having this problem CALL THE
FRA AND REPORT IT! DO NOT WAIT UNTIL YOU ARE PULLED OUT OF SERVICE.
THERE IS NO EXCUSE FOR THIS TO BE HAPPENING. SOMETHING IS NOT RIGHT.
NOTIFY YOUR UNION REPS ASAP! Make sure the FRA knows you are attempting
to get it fixed. Put the ball in CSX'S court. Do not attempt to fool
the HOS program with bogus information to try and bypass the problem.
Only submit factual information and nothing but the whole truth.
There's more going on here than just a computer program. There is a
pattern developing and the FRA needs as many notifications as possible.
CYA!

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

In my thirty four years as a rr, when it was contract time most people
just wanted to know how much of an increase they would receive. At the
same time that the company gave something every time they took
something out of the collective agreement that benefited the company.
And the members where not aware of the changes to rules. In the long
run the company saved money from rules changes. And members would say
when did that change happen.  But all as most people see is the prize
two three percent increase a year. And the company removes rules that
really benefited members. Look at the changes that are there now. 
Benefit the company not employees but members vote for these changes
and donít even know it.

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

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

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

I have always asked why national reps. Leave sucker works in the
collective agreement, gives company an out thatís why.  Should say will
provide, not say will provide when available. And the morons that climb
up on defective equipment and donít write it up or say they are taking
under protest. They just want to be that good old company boy. But when
something happens because you took bad order equipment and they hang you
for it. Your so surprised!! Rules and regulations are written for a
reason. I would not give this company an inch, I would on the radio or
in writing always inform them about there own rules.

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

LOCOMOTIVE ENGINEERS

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

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

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

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

SICK OFF


CSX is up to their stupid tricks again with ghost trains popping out of
no where that aren't on the line up. Everyone knows why they do this
crap. Try to trick people into thinking they might actually get a whole
days rest and not have to mark off sick because they are getting out on
their rest every damn day. We all know there is no way in hell this
company doesn't know where these trains are and if they are planned.
Maybe we should be calling home land security and reporting that CSX
cant keep tract of where their trains are therefore they cant put them
on a schedule until they show up. Why else would trains just pop up out
of the wood work and not listed anywhere or cant be found on the TMCI
profile. This is a serious issue losing trains. Sounds like we need a
red alert.  Better just mark off sick and not get caught up in this
mess! Its safer to stay at home.

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

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

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

Well said ....



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

RRJIM.

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

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

RRJIM.

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

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

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

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

My last four years at cprail was working with Hh as ceo. Before Hh the
management where pretty desent people that you could work for. Once Hh
came and made management drink the Kool  aid it was like they got a
brain virus they where robots for Hh. You could not trust one word that
came out of managements mouth h. They turned on us all it was
unbelievable. They all sold there soul to the devil Hh. They where so
scared of being fired that management turned on management. Some ended
up in the mental hospital on stress leave. Some resigned before they
got fired. The nonsense goes on and on. But the guys never forgot the
treatment we recieved. Hh is gone but creel the ceo that Hh appointed
is the same deal as Hh and Foote.  They work out of Hh rule book. What
I have learned is the good old days of trust and work ethic is gone. If
your a long service employee just try and get to the finish line. If
your a new guy run like heíll and get out before the rr destroys your
life. The money is ok but that is all. There are good jobs out there
with less money but you can have a normal life. You only walk threw
life once, the call is yours.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 07 July 2018

The one thing that csx has the most of is sell outs and back stabbers
the sell outs are contract people who go into management and are the
biggest violators of the contract, work rules and craft lines and the
back stabbers who are all to willing to cross those craft lines and
screw over the other crafts with out even once of resistance and they
all know who they are and ever day they continue they only screw over
there fellow union brothers and what a joke that term is there is no
union brothers hood it is every man for him self no matter who it hurts
and with people laid off these are the ass holes that work all the over
time while others are laid off they will never call any one back while
they have dumb asses doing this so thanks a lot ass holes keep giving
into the company but when becomes your turn I hope someone does you the
same way pricks.

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

With Hh now Foote the name of the game is to fire people that know what
they where doing to show employees headoffice has big teeth. Now you
replace these people with yes men that donít have a clue. And you do
this in every department and you end up with what you have now. The.
The people that donít have a clue and resign and they replace these
people that know absolutely nothing. Put in the time get the checks if
you sit in yard or siding think of it this way. Easy money let the
management figure it out, only move when told!

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

The general public have a romance with trains, they know nothing about
the RR life. The only time in north America any thing is news worthy is
when something blows up on a train. Or a train takes half a town out.
Then  you get the rr suits, and goverment suits do a song and dance
show in front of the cameras. The public could care a less about issues
of rr

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

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

Name: AI
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 06 July 2018

The next big threat to railroad workers and people in related industry
is artificial intelligence. Some company somewhere in the world will
figure out how to drive trains with little human intervention.. and the
only thing that will slow it down is public outcry for safety of the
public. So I believe when this shit starts that the union and people
affected better educate the public of the dangers of not having bodies
on the train during movement. Where they have long miles of track, they
are all ready using this technology in Australia and other countries.
Will not be long before they try it here. The trucking and railway
union better start a campaign to educate the public on the dangers of
this technology..

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 05 July 2018

CSX might as well bring in non contract to run trains they been testing
the waters on many fronts they get the so called union brothers to
cross craft lines with little or no resistance and the so called union
brothers are more than willing to do this as long as there not the ones
getting laid off and remember some of the biggest management that's
violates contracts are the ones that come from the crafts all it takes
is they need is drink the company cool-laid so if they bring in non
union to run trains or do any jobs they know they can get away with it
and your union will put on a little show and not do nothing in the long
run the best thing anyone can do is move on the first chance you get
there are better places to work than csx and you will save your self a
lot of stress

Name: Short cuts
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 05 July 2018

First thing investigators look at if there is accident or serious injury
is documentation, to make sure it is correct and in order. Then if there
is injury or worse, they investigate what happened up to the injury,
short cuts etc. And if due diligence was not done, then you can bet
your going to be fired. It is a bad practice to get into taking short
cuts. Especially for a newer employee.  Your mind is not on the job if
your already planning trip home before you have yet to turn a wheel to
get out of the yard. Murphies law if it can happen it will sooner or
later. Short cut takers smarten up, before your life or someone elseís
is cut short. The danger on the railroad is real and not a joke.

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

After 34 years I retired my first month of retirement I slept like a
baby for a month. My mind and body felt so good after releasing all the
stress I was under. I had no idea I was under so much stress until after
a month of not having to go back to that hell hole rr. Lots of you are
under big time stress working in the conditions CSX has caused. A
person has to find a way of dealing with stress without drugs or booze.
It is a serious medical condition if not addressed. I would not hesitate
looking back now at taking medical leave to deal with stress. CSX has
set up an atmosphere of fear and intimidation where a guy thinks every
day he is going to be fired. And when that is on your mind  all the
time sometimes safety takes a back seat. We all know how one
distraction on the rr could cost you your life.  The rr is serious
business where you have to be focused on safety all the time. Not
worrying about some manager trying to find some reason to fire you.try
and do what is best for you at dealing with stress and not be another
victim of it. Good luck all.

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

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

Name: Training non union
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 04 July 2018

There is nothing stopping CSX to train non union staff to run trains.
Iím sure they could find a loop hole, to use non union in a so called
emergency situation. They could test the waters using non union to run
a train then sit back and see what fallout there is from doing just
that. Then challenge the opposition in courts etc.

Name: HR
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years
Posted: 03 July 2018

T&E 

You can find the job description requirements for trainmasters on the
employee gateway under careers and training.

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

https://www.cbc.ca/amp/1.2935065 Hope Foote does not do to you guys?

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

In Canada it is called street to seat. Train all non union employees to
run trains and they fast track them by using simulator. And transport
Canada said was legal. No field training. And they left it on the table
during contract talks. Google it you will see, I hope they donít do it
to you guys at CSX

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

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

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

Hump yards getting reopened, starting to hire people back. They cut so
deep at cn and cp that the goverment of Canada past a bill that the
railroads had to move so much grain products a year. So to stay within
the goverment law the rr where forced to hire more people. And start
replacing equipment that was sold off. But this did not happen until Hh
left. So five years from the times Hh took over at cn cp. now they are
force to replace everything. Hh and Foote have only been at CSX for two
years. So this tells me that replacing people and reopening hump yards.
Is the Hh plan has failed. They cannot do at CSX what they did in
Canada. And I think the board of directs have thrown in the towel on
the Hh method of turning CSX around. So there big plan was just a bunch
of BS to attract share holders money. They cannot do at CSX with the
stock what they did with canadien rr.

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

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

Name: Bullits
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 02 July 2018

Only read bullitin sand any other CSX information on pay, do not read
anything unless you are getting paid to do so!

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

Alert!

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

Name: YM
E-mail: 
Employed as: Yard Master, for 10-20 years
Posted: 30 June 2018

All CRAFTS


I was told I had to fill out the Dekra survey.  I don't see how the
company can force anyone to fill it out when they are union contract
employees.  I happen to be one of the yardmasters who knows that I am
not first line management. I am well aware that I am first line TO BE
management. Our union should be telling CSX we cant be forced to fill
it out.

I read the thing of course and I can tell you it is about 5 questions
written 95 different ways. 

1. Do you trust and do your supervisors listen to your concerns for
work and for safety issues? 
HA!  Only if it doesn't require them to do something extra!

2. Do you feel your co workers work together safely and basically as a
team when on a job together?
They are all concerned about their own safety and some do care about
others but many are so scared for their jobs and retaliation that it
has become the norm for workers to only look out for themselves! Don't
get involved and keep your mouth shut. 

3. Do you feel you can come to someone in the company and feel
confident in talking to them about safety concerns?
As long as it is someone you have worked with directly for some time
and know them well enough that you can talk off the record and not be
scared they will gossip or put a red flag out on you to watch you!

4. Do you feel the company appreciates you and awards you for a job
well done and safely?  Most did until they took away the thanks awards,
the boots, the gift cards, employee of the month awards. What do they do
to show appreciation right now?  Absolutely nothing! 
 

5. Do you feel that your supervisors know their jobs and know how to
manage people.  Most have an idea of what is expected but don't have
the time to listen to all the gripes and concerns the employees have of
constantly having to fix issues created by payroll, crew management, the
chief, and the work order department. They want to hide and spend most
of their time trying to make Jacksonville happy with crunching the
numbers they need to make the stock holders happy.


The questionnaire as one posted stated is not going to change a thing
or tell Dekra anything. They should already know the atmosphere out
here.  Foote already knows the atmosphere out here.
One question I really got a big laugh out was the one asking if any co
workers do task outside of what is normally expected or basically go
the extra mile.  
I will assume everyone who does the survey will say no. Since there is
no comment section for each question I guess Dekra wont know its
because of all the tickets that aren't given for the extra jobs and
all the pay that is denied or promised by management and then never
received.  Dekra needs to take count of how many people were promised
and extra ticket just to be lied to and never given it even when the
union agreements state they are clearly entitled to it.

I suggest everyone gets one of these surveys and fills it out. They
already know what they are in for but lets all put in on paper!

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

CSX  

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

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

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

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


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



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

Name: Tit for tat retired
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 28 June 2018

Went threw all this shit with. Hh the only thing you can do is put in a
grievance and hope to get paid down the road. The manager are so
fucking brainwashed itís like they caught some kind of brain virus. I
put up with this type of regime four four years. They are one track
minds to serve there master.  They will give up there own families for
this regime. I retired as early as possible to get out of the pile of
shit. A lot of us stood our ground for nothing in most cases. And there
are no shortage of rats that you call brother and sisters. This regime
is like a criminal gang coming in to raid CSX. They donít give a fuck
about rules laws or you. Seen it been there.

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

Tit for tat...well said, those vending prices sure do seem inflated
though..

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

This regime only cares about money, they are not going to be long
service employees when the time is right they are gone. So blowing the
whistle on violations they could care a less. And then you put a target
on your back. If something affects you directly protect yourself. But
other than that do your time save yourself from stress and go home.
Most of you will still be there after this regime is long gone.

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

Advice..I have went to the union about the vending machines and I was
assured that they will be fighting this issue. I knew I was paying for
something..

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

FED UP

The company doesn't set the prices, the vendor does. Now if you can
prove that CSX is getting a share of the profits and wont deal with
vendors unless they charge a certain price so they profit that's a
different story.  that would be a major violation of the ethics policy.
In fact in most business practices and under some state laws a business
must allow fair bidding for vendors. It is covered in the csx ethics
policy.  REMEMBER.... CSX is NOT a federal/government agency. It is
regulated by federal laws but it is not owned by the government. They
still have to follow all state and county laws they reside in.  Too
many of you forget this. Next time you are being intimidated, harassed
or being forced to break FRA laws look and see if it violates a state
law. You don't need your unions to notify any state agency of state
law violations. Your biggest problem is all of you think you have to
run to your unions with everything. The fact is if you know a state or
federal law is being violated it is your obligation to report it. You
could be considered a violator yourself for not reporting a crime.
Knowing and withholding can make you just as guilty!

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

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

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

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

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

There are all kinds of firms that come in and do audits on the rr. They
all do it and I believe the reason is, to get an outside view point
that the railroad company is up to standards with safety. These outside
audits that are paid for by the company are not going to give them any
major failed audits. In the end they will make a report that the
employee complaints are not founded. No another agency looks at the
contracts audit and give the company a gold star. Smoke and Mirrors!!!

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

Foote was shown all the intimidation tricks that Hh used at cn and cp.
it will be the same thing with CSX till these fools take all the money
they can out of CSX. And then they will leave the company.  Itís just
the way they roll. Itís not right but greed makes people crazy.

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

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

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

There should be no guessing on crossing accidents. Your union alone has
cases of the past incedents. The company has ligature a on procedures
on what to do at fouled crossing. And if the company is trying to put
blame on crew. Your union has a duty to deal with them. You all should
of had training on what to due in certain citations. He said she said,
is what it is hearsay. All the information you are seeking is in a
manual regarding rr operation. Knowledge is power and securityí.

Name: fred
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 30+ years
Posted: 27 June 2018

Indianapolis- is Hawthorne Yard closed? 
is the main building downtown on Georgia St being closed?

Name: Comp. 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 27 June 2018

I know in some countries that if a train crew has an accident at
crossing, that i n cases where it mentally affected the crew. They
where covered under workers comp.

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

In Canada if a vehicle gets hit by a train ie going around the arms of a
crossing or  just cross arms. The rr sue the offenders for damage and
clean up to railroad equipment. Or in a lot of cases charge them with
trespassing. The only time the rr is held liable is when they do not
use horn or bell at crossing. A private citizen in Canada has no rights
it is all about protecting big business. Fact.

Name: Not fooled
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 25 June 2018

Leader 
Boy we all knew that post about not paying railroaders while being off
for a vehicle accident unless they kill someone would rufflesome the
csx lawyers feathers but not to the point they would get a mole to post
wild crap like that!  Give you credit though. Got to be one of the most
jacked up attempts of distracting attention yet.  You need a Grammy
award!

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

Our prime minister of Canada, is an admitted feminist. His wifeís friend
leaked out that when Trudeau travels he wears his wifeís panties to show
solidarity to his feminist sisters. When he meets with trump have you
notice how he sits like a teenage girl. October 17 2018 Canada is the
first industrialized country in the world to have pot legalized. Thanks
to Trudeau and his feminist ways. So when The refugees that cross into
Canada from USA illegally will get a bag of pot, as a welcome gift.
Four more months we are going to have the stonedest rr workers in the
world. It is going to be neat how the rr deal with this!!!  Will keep
people informed on stoned on the rr. Lol

Name: Curious
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 25 June 2018

Crews 

I heard some talk today that the company is back to not paying the
crews if they hit a vehicle and it isnt a fatality.  You still can '
get some days off if it is emotionally disturbing but no pay unless
they die. Thought they did away with that because of some court case.
Also heard they threw the decision in the TM's laps now to decide if
you get time.  Is this true? Anyone heard anything about this. Are we
back to the old way of only getting paid days off of they die?

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

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

Name: Near pkb
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 23 June 2018

Wvpkbcarman:
If you do get laid off they are letting people transfer to MofW. We
have had a few come over. Not sure who you would need to talk to, but
director of rail would be a start. Good luck

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

Trainmaster David Benson is one dumb son of a bitch.

Name: WVpkbcarman
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 1-10 years
Posted: 22 June 2018

Been working for Csx for years now, thanks to the news paper add back in
early 2004, now i hear that lay offs are coming because the decline in
consumption of coal. Wtf i've been layed off before and was lucky to
get my job back with them in Parkersburg wv. I just wanted to know if
any of you guys know if those layoffs are coming to the Mid Ohio Valley
anytime soon. I know there were some layoffs in MD, and was considering
another full time job just in case CSX goes on a rampage and shuts down
the Parkersburg WV. office. Any info guys and thanks in advance.

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

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

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

Sell something Foote.  The stock must rise again!

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

Well

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

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

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

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

In Quebec Canada they had the big wreck, no one really accountable
American ceo of that rr that killed 47 people. He filed for bankruptcy
and his live goes on. USA with laxed rr safety there will be a Quebec
in USA somewhere on CSX line. When it does happen you just get a bunch
of suits dance for the media cameras. Maybe the victims of a derailment
might get some cash if the law firm does not hose victim families. Kick
backs kick back. And the gong show goes on.

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

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

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

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

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

In Canada at cprail under Hh, we where given 30 seconds a side to
inspect a train. 100 car train 100 minutes. They timed us and if you
did not inspect train in that time frame they called you on it. That
was test and inspect. Now if you missed something or something happened
on the road. You where blamed for it and you went for statements. They
had managers not trained to test and inspect. But they had the hogger
do min brake application and pull the train by them. That was the test
and inspect. Now what would of been interesting if there was a wreck
they would have to put the names of managers that did this on paper
work. In Canada transport Canada has no teeth with the big rr. They do
what they want, transport Canada is useless.

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

CARMAN

Qualified mechanical inspector: 49 CFR 232.5

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

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

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

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

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

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

Name: Will get worse
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 17 June 2018

As the stock creeps up there will be more cuts, even if it is not
warranted. In the minds of the brass in the ivory tower,they think they
are on the right track and pat themselves on the back. So these managers
will do anything to get the trains rolling. If they be inspected or not.
They will falsified documentation. And lie when it is convenient for
them to do so. So to be safe be prepared for anything. It will get a
lot worse yet people I lived threw it with Hh for 4 years. The stress
just about did me in.

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

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

Name: Carmen 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 17 June 2018

This is how much management want to bully the carman. We inspected and
did 1 brake test. The train pulled apart nineteen hundred miles away. I
donít know how many crew changes, but they blamed the Carmen we went for
statements and pulled out of service for thirty days. Any delays they
try and blame some union employee. And we caught managers filling out
paper work for trains that where never looked at because short of
staff. Record everything you work on. Because they look for scape goats
when they need to blame someone. This is what has become of the
industry, no ethic or trust anymore.

Name: To carman
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 17 June 2018

Carman they did the same to us when Hh was in charge. And if something
happened they tried to hang the carman. My advice if they pull before
your in position at headend. Write down the car number at the point you
watched it out. And keep a record. Keep every move that you perform. 
They cut staff so deep that they take any short cuts management can.
Safety is the last thing they care about

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

At the rr I work for we have vending machines in bunk house you can get
raw eggs anything. We have normal stove and microwave ovens. Bad thing
I load up my grip with junk food for trip home. And Iím hundred pounds
over weight.

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

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

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

Yes I hear what you are saying. I could post cases of woman taking guy
down. On the the railroad it happens. But you are naive,if you think it
does not happen.

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

My post on block lifts, Iím a carman just tried to help we might be on
different page just tried to help.

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

Hey boys it a womanís world, now with meetoo if you said or did anything
to a woman ten years ago. She can still bring it up on you with no proof
or evidence. Make a complaint to management or police. There is no
investigation or due diligence down to defend yourself. In most cases
now the female will just be believed and the men will suffer the
consequences. This is on the news on a regular basis, in a sense having
a camera in the cab of a locomotive, could save your ass if you are
working with a female and she falsely accused you of something.
Hopefully in the near future a man will be able to defend himself again
in court etc. And just not have the word of a woman taken as true.  If a
woman has it in for you now days, your done.

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

Your air brake tests are AAR rules, goverment law. Not CSX rules. If CSX
had it there way you would not be testing any cars takes time. For
example when a train has been air test by the carman. And then train
crew bleeds cars off to switch track for some reason, the cars that
where bled off have to be retested. But this rule is always ignored,
now the track is put back together after switching and the bleed rods
are stuck open. But the train crew now thinks he has 100 percent brakes
working on the train. Which is not the case! The only indication the
hogger has is now it takes longer to charge and canít get calibration.
So if you leave town you have a lot of cars with no brakes because the
bleed rod is open and cars canít charge.

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

Any other fat conductors like myself who miss the brakestick?

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

What it means is you have to charge the cars up and brake test them.

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

Yes your right, two am crew tired conductor newbie, piston came out went
in travel length he forgot or not up to speed with mechanical specs. It
happens they count on crew before them, or shop staff making sure
everything is good. Shit happens that could of been prevented, human
error!!!!

Name: Power
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 13 June 2018

The best I seen was a rookie hogger went to tie on his train, his train
was about half way down the track. He had the power throttled up
conduct said 20 cars ten cars. You better start slowing down. The
rookie hogger said brakes are applied. The conductor jumped off, the
power hit the train. The trailing unit got buckled and the headend car
was buckled. The hogger got hurt after slamming into the door. Same
thing they found on power, brakes not effective due to piston travel
and excess speed. The power hit so hard that it ripped open the fuel
tank on the trailing unit. Hazmat was called to deal with the fuel
spill.  If hogger would of inspected power and at minimum controlled
his speed it would of never happened.  Murphyís law if it can happen
sometimes will.

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

In years past I remember a crew taking a consist off shop track. Two sd
40 and old elco   The hogger went to stop so brakeman could line the
gate. But the power never stopped they ran the switch. From the
investigation hogger and shop staff employee where fired. On two of the
loco motives the piston travel was adjusted out so far that they had
minimum braking pressure.  After that the shop staff stop sluffing off
and did there job. And most hoggers did there walk around before taking
power.

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

Attention ALL UP/Rail Employees:

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

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

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







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

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

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

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

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

Hogger 

Your absolutely right. Don't forget that even a convicted convict can
get early parole with good behavior. They would take any chance from us
if they could!  Any supervisor who made those comments would be the
first to deny it!

Name: Discipline 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 12 June 2018

The company nit picks all these bs so called, safety violations. You
never see a manager say your not taking that power until the brake
piston travels are in limits,or the shitter is serviced or that cracked
window is fixed etc. Write all those defects up on every train you get
on. The first thing they will do is measure piston travels if you run a
red board.There is so much stuff a guy can right up on defective
equipment and make the company do there due diligence on repairing
equipment if they are so concerned about safety. The time and money it
takes to write up the small shit is just there stupid way to justify
there jobs.

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

Hoggers


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Usedwithoutconsent 

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

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

Every year railroads across North America get millions of dollars for
grants and programs from the federal goverment. If a railroad brakes a
law and is fined it is peanuts. And it gives the public a sense of
justice has been done. In the end the railroads are out nothing. There
will always be corruption at the top and when they get busted they are
smart enough to defer the blame to many below them. This has been going
on for years and will for years to come. Goverment inspectors know how
to speak out of both sides of there mouth. Itís all politics and money.
When the union employees write a test or take a course for railroad
operation. And you donít follow the rules and regulations and you take
a short cut in procedures and something goes wrong. You will be held
accountable for not doing your due diligence. And they will hang you
for it. The union employee will always be to blame for everything that
happens in the eyes of the company.

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

You are just the little guy trying to earn a living to support your
family. And want to do the right thing.  My advise is keep track of
what you know is wrong doing. And when it affects you you have some
prove.  If you make a big deal out of it in the end nothing really
happens to the company. Breaking federal law maybe but in governments
eye they do it all the time.  The goverment lies and covers up more
stuff than you can imagine. All these protection laws in my view is a
front for goverment employees to justify there phoney jobs and give the
public false sense of security. Look after number one donít put a target
on your back. Tell the union what is going on and leave it at that.

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

As a train inspector for 36 years,every train we inspected the law
required  the company to keep on file every train that was inspected
for 90 days. Then we would throw the inspection sheets out after 90
days. When we where doing this we found our names on train sheets that
said we inspected trains on shifts we never worked.  The manager that
was short staffed was putting inspectors names on train sheets when he
was short staffed.  So to find out who was doing this we had to
recognize the managers writing. Once we found out the managers doing
these bogus inspection sheets, we went to the union reported them and
it went from there. But to my knowledge no manager was fired, and
luckily no traffic n accident and no employees got hurt. All as
management cares about is paper work and that they shine.  Safety and
work ethic with some companies is a thing of the past. All
about$$$$$&$$$$$$

Name: loco
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 11 June 2018

Legal

HA! HA!  Would I love to be a fly on the wall watching the payroll rep
who takes that phone call!  First off they would probably faint when
someone ask to have money taken from them instead of being paid what
has been stolen from them. I bet they would just freak out! Then after
he explains why when they hang up the phone the gossip would start
flying.  It would be all over the department before lunch time. What
you should have told the poster was to make sure he already has a
lawyer and all his ducks in a row before he says anything to anyone.
Stay 10 steps ahead of them. The dirty union reps who are in bed with
the company will be on the phone before he ever left a meeting with
them.  No, with this outfit you got to come in the back door with guns
blazing and get them from behind!

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

Usedwithoutconsent

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

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

CSX   

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

Name: Ape is right
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 10 June 2018

Iíve seen managers over the years get kicked in the balls over and over
again , but they always want to get kicked in the balls more. They are
even loyal CUCKS  some offered there wifeís up to higher management.
The new thing with these managers now they will eat there own. They all
try to out do each other to get noticed by the brass. And when they get
fired they try and take down as many people as possible. You are crazy
to trust any of them, if you are smart. They will use anyone to make
themselves shine. They are the newest low of the low.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 10 June 2018

Anyone who ever thinks a manager is your friend or he just a ok guy are
fools they are all back stabbing company Kool-Aid drinking cock suckers
who will screw over anyone to get climb to ladder they will lie, cheat
and violate every work, safety and contract rules just to make a little
name for them selves so be warned once they become a manager they are no
ones friend and all the one a be managers out there they are just as
dangerous if not more never trust a manager they have nothing but
contempt for the union workers and the worst ones are the ones that
come from the tools so watch your backs and trust no one that ok guy
you worked with for years mite be the manager one a be in the making
and they forget nothing you ever had to say about management and the
company.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 10 June 2018

Taking a stand on safety I have been through that and it is not just in
transportation and not just the young and new guys that screw over
other employees the some of the old heads do it to have been pulled out
of service for complaining about unsafe work conditions and to have no
one back you up and the others to continue to do the work unsafe and to
have to charges dropped only a few days latter its the games this
company has played for decades and they continue because they have a
never ending supply of spineless cowards that will do shit unsafe and
take the short cuts to make piece of shit manager look good who will
screw them the first chance he gets.

Name: Driver
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 1-10 years
Posted: 09 June 2018

Finance 
If they think that PTI isn't noticing these lies they are dead wrong. 
We have and it's going to bite someone in CSX in the butt. When I get
called for a run I know where it is and how long it will take me to get
there and how long I will have to travel to the drop off point. I
schedule my time and road stops for bathroom breaks and to get a meal
based on my drive time. A lot of us need to let out family members know
how long we should be out there. It's total bull to show up thinking
your going on a long haul for an hour or more to just to find out your
crew is only going down the road to recrew the train. We got to call
dispatch and tell them if was a bogus call and change the destination. 
We know what's happening. The crews tell us everything. They have a
right to. We get tired of the games CSX plays too.  It's going to bite
someone hard in the long run. Just keep jerking PTI driver's around. We
get screwed out of work too. They think I'm going to be gone 2-3 hours
driving and I'm only with the crew 30 minutes to an hour if that much.
Then they give another short run to someone else that I could have done
because I'm in the area. Their lying screws us too!

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

Ya your right about lots donít care to make a stand I refused to take
unsafe bad order equipment. Pulled out of service then young hot shot
jumps on and goes. I looked like the shit disturber young buck breaks
rules and gets hero biscuit. In old days guys that did that to other
employee would be blackballed. Today no one cares there bills are more
important than anyone elseís.

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

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

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

Follow your rules everyone. Derka is already on the property. They sit
in the bushes and watch with binoculars. They have already showed up on
a M of W team. They watched and recorded them the day before then showed
up at their job briefing the next day. No doubt anything they find will
be reported and the company will issue disciplin accordingly.

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

Ethics


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

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

UP Employees:

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

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

Why are you guessing collective agreement shows pay scale for CSX train
personal. And then go from there!

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

ANYONE!!!

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

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

Was just told that the Cleveland and upper CL&W are being looked at.
With Parma GM may be switch by the Ns and the Wheeling will services
the local work.

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

The one thing I learnt in thirty five years on the railroad,is donít
believe the rumour mills. Guys would just throw stuff out there to see
who would bite and how far the rumour would travel. We use to have a
saying, if you donít hear any rumours by 1800 start one. Some of the
rumour made it right across the system before being discovered as BS.

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

Sounds like your all fucked really..

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

I retired last year,but now it is crazier  on the railroad. Like you
said idiots just want to get out of dodge without having done there due
diligence. So if you have an incompetent lazy conductor . And something
bad happens. Is CSX management going to try and blame the hogger to for
not making sure the conductor has all his proper paperwork. Is it the
hoggers responsibility to baby sit down he conductor ?

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

Brothers.... 

BLOW THE WHISTLE....BLOW THE WHISTLE..BLOW THE WHISTLE....and I don't
mean the one on the motor or under the desk! Screw camera rules. Take
pics.  Other railroads allow you to use cameras.they allow the use of
personal phones without getting off equipment and walking 25 feet away.
Just wait till someone has to get off in a damn blizzard to make an
urgent call to their family and slips and falls. Or it's pouring down
rain and lightning and 60 mph winds and they get hurt. Can't even call
PTC, mechanical or TO help desk.  CSX is nothing but a bunch of control
freaks who want to intimidate and encourage rule violations and send
out faulty equipment with obvious FRA violations. They created this
atmosphere they can live with the consequence!
BLOW THE WHISTLE!

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

Once these lines are sold and then we have to pick up cars from them, I
can images the cars to be picked up will not have been tested or
inspected or could even be bad order. Will be interesting picking up
other fly by night rr cars!

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

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

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

Quebec disaster would not of happened if the volenteer fire department
would not of shut the power down. Then a section Forman gave the ok on
everything. So the people messing with the train was blind leading the
blind. The hogger offered to go back to his train to take care of
things. But was told no to go to bed.  But they still tried to hang him
anyways.  They said two more hand brakes on the train would of made a
difference I say not.  The hogger was found not guilty as he should of
never been charged in the first place. And transport Canada letting
them run with one man crew.  But just remember they will always try and
hang the little guy. Scape goats what they look for in these type of
accidents.

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

It was a fly by night American company more of a branch line,that caused
accident one man crew

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 07 June 2018

Those who work Mechanical in Willard know of the one armed man who is a
total ass hole who loves to through his little hissy fits to show his
true professionalism he is nothing more than the product of a manager
that drinks and baths in the company Kool-Aid but will one day find
himself on the out side looking in and good reddens to a peace of shit
and all those like him if a managers is not like this they soon will
none should ever be trusted because they are all sell outs.

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

Why do you conductors take a train with out proper paperwork. I see this
seems to be the norm on csx.  I work for rr in Canada I donít move a
train and am not expected to move until I have proper paper work. There
are times I even get the crew cab and drive my train if I think it is
not right. And a lot of my trains go into interchange from Canada to
USA. If I donít have all the proper paper work. The train will not get
into USA.  Iím amazed the conductor being in charge of the train does
not get proper paper work. If there is a derailment and you donít have
paper work. The shit would hit the fan in Canada anyways. Canít believe
how laxed the rules are in USA.

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

FRA this, FRA that.

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

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

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

Name: Rules
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 05 June 2018

You are right 10 mph for pull by. But with all fra rules the railway
company can modify the rule if it does not undermind fra rules.  Like
numbers of hand brakes fra might say 10 but the company wants 20 on. 
Thatís what I was always told. Extra protection is companies decision.

Name: Inspectors  
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 05 June 2018

What I have done in the past when I see some one wondering in the yard
especially if they donít have ppe on. I call the railway police and say
there is a trespasser or possible terrorist on the property. They learnt
fast to inform employees of these people being around. I learnt to play
there game by following company policies and rules.  They donít like it
when it is applied to them.

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

Rollby 

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

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

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 05 June 2018

Screw CSX and there ass sucking managers they don't care about safety
or work rules so screw them and all those one to be managers out there
that would sell out there mom to make a name for them selves don't do
no more than required and do it all by the book that is the only way to
save your job and the jobs of others those who go the extra mile for
this company are ass kissing but suckers and it will not do them any
good in the end except screw more people out of a job when you do your
job and the guy who just got laid offs job and bust your ass doing it
your showing them you are nothing more than a scared little rabbit and
they can keep screwing with you and you wont do a thing about because
you are job scared they want to lay you off or fire you no matter how
much you bust your ass there going to do it and have nothing but a good
laugh about it.

Name: Managers
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 05 June 2018

Company managers will not hesitate to discipline an employee for any
safety infraction, but when a tm or manager tries to intimidate
employees to use unsafe equipment or leave a terminal without proper
documention. Report them at once record the conversation in note pad
etc. They have to be held accountable and there are whistle blower laws
to protect you. What is good for the goose is good for the gander. These
type of managers should be fired and they xcorted off the property for
not following company policies regarding safety.

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

Show CSX that safety is number one. Put safety hazard reports in on
everything you feel could be a hazard. Everything from bio hazard from
uncleaned toilets and chemicals not changed to a chipped window in the
cab. Report it all!

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

Also for safety do that walk around on the power, check the piston
travel and make sure brake shoes are not condemned. I also turn in if
power is leaking oil onto the ground. There are lots of things an
employee can bad order equipment for, and down right refuse to take the
power.

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

On pull by inspections or any pull by out of yard, do not exceed five
mph. This is also in the rule book that gets ignored. The carman should
slow you down if they are doing a pull by. It is in there aar book.

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

Safety first do not move a train till all paper work is in order ,
braketest and inspections paper work. Confirm any dangerous loads are
on train. Make sure there is not a reefer running next to dangerous
etc. Due your due diligence check 
Be safe for employees public and equipment. If it delays the train it
does not matter, if you are doing your job right all these issues have
to be addressed before moving your train. And hopefully safety will be
number one. Delaying trains is the last thing the company should be
worried about.  The TM should ask every trainman if they have done
there checks and not to move the train until you have been satisfied
everything is safe to travel.  Foote should embrace safety and not
worry so much about dwell times.

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

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

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

Have a Nice Day Bitches.

Name: Coal
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 02 June 2018

Well the green no emissions from Tesla electric car. Is going to need to
have the batteries charged. So they are putting charging stations all
over North America.  So to get the electricity to charge these cars.
They are going to have to burn thousands of tons of coal to meet this
new demand. So maybe there is something with coal industry picking up
again. C Heck out this on you tube, this green electric car is so
hipacritacle but the car produces no exhaught. Now thatís politics.

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

Confused... more people than spots ( guys to placed and canít hold )..
yet the extraboards are always exhausted.my phone rings every night 
for roster runs. .am I missing something ?

Name: Nafta
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 02 June 2018

If nafta deal gets a scrapt and tarrifs on everything there will be a
lot less interchange traffic. Which will affect transportation industry
in North America. Predicted lots of jobs will be gone. Time will tell
how it is going to pan out.

Name: Goverment inspectors
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 02 June 2018

There is no reason to report any defects or wrong doing by the rr. The
goverment inspectors is just a front so the public think they are
protected by the big bad industry. A lot of these inspectors  are
railroad guys hand picked.  They are in bed with the company and will
never do anything to hurt the company. Maybe a few stupid fines to show
they have done nothing t here job. They just put in time to get to that
nice goverment pention.  Donít kid yourself if you think they will ever
beat the company up. They will always protect there phoney bs jobs. 
Nice expense account. Stay in nicest hotels steak and lobster etc. 
Live is good if your one of them.

Name: Loco insp
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 02 June 2018

A lot of time when power is do for datal inspection they get a fast look
over. Card gets signed and dated. It is that simple spiff it off like
everything else.

Name: Datal
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 02 June 2018

Donít worry about that stuff pal, like I said company does not care and
managers make more money than you to, call the shots. When things fail
just call up manager to make more stupid calls.  The rails the sooner
it starts to show morons are running the show. Kick back and wait for
management to find solutions donít help them.

Name: Safety committe
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 01 June 2018

I think when these outside safety auditors come in. The union safety
committe should be with them to monitor what they find and the union
safety committee point out all the safety concerns of the employees.

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

Csxdekrasucks 

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

Name: Owners
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 01 June 2018

The man with the gold in most cases make the rules. A ceo like creel is
not running cp for the best interest of shareholders and the company.
All the revenue lost when employees go on strike then back to work in
48 hours. Would cover all the union demands. But a guy like creel canít
put his ego aside, and settle a contract with employees. Cp could give
contract that would make employees content but wonít. And the members
will never forget the way they where treated by Hh and creel.

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

What you do is bury CSX with safety hazard reports. By law they all have
to be addressed.  Make sure they have lots of stations with available
safety hazard report forms. Then CSX will try to deter employees from
putting hazard reports in.

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

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


CSX managers are cock suckers

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

I retired last year from cp. It was like a consitration camp working
with Hh as ceo. The bulling firings etc. Now Minnie me Hh creel is at
the helm. If he gives the union a contract he has to back off from all
the bullshit ways he treats employees. Creel throws out a few more
crumbs and union has to take it to membership. When cp is sincere they
will put a far offer on the table, and stop all the nonsense. But by
doing so creel will be forced to treat people different. Since there is
no contract creel holds all the power and he knows it. For his ego and
status as ceo it is important to him, not having to give up any
control. With a new contract he is limited how much he can abuse
employees. The member will vote no again on offer.  Then they will
serve strike notice, shut down company again which hurts company bottom
line.  The company could give a good offer but, that would be giving in
and make creel the bully look weak.  Creel is not acting in best
interest of the company and share holders.

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

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

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

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

After working for Hh I use to care about equipment. Now if they tell me
take equipment and run it like we expect you to. I throw common sense
out the window and follow instructions. When equipment fails I just
report it and play the dummy and let the experts figure it out. No
stress on my part still get paid. And Iím being a model employee
following there instructions. And I do not try to correct any of my
bosses even if Iím right.  Do as you told, if the company does not care
why would you.

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

Engineers...HEADS UP!!!


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

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

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

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 10-20 years
Posted: 31 May 2018

LMAO......80K a year cab drivers!

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

These Trainmasters are hilarious.  They haul crews for their entire
shift.  What kind of management is involved, none.

Yardmaster's tell the tm where to go haha.

No wonder so many former managers are alot more happier running trains.

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

Strike is over offered four year tentative agreement they vote again on
it. If rejected strike again. Just the company fucking with union.  If
they where for real they would get a deal signed and sealed

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

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

Name: Tying down train
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 30 May 2018

To tie train down they said ten percent on railcard handbrakes had to be
applied plus power. Then they changed it to adequate amount of cars plus
power.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 30 May 2018

with all railroads csx killed along with main lines I wish all other
railroads get together buy out take over csx operations especially n 
northwood & Toledo ohio!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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

It does not matter what rr you work for in North America. My 36 years on
the railway they get you in a classroom fast track a person threw the
course, in most case are open book tests. Give you a certificate and
you are on your way. What I find is after you take a course and screw
up they on the statement they want you to be able to remember the rule
word for word. Most canít and you nailed to the cross for violation of
company rule. Over the years I have acquired several certificates. But
when you apply the rule or procedures the management thinks you are
fucking them around. They donít want you to go threw all the steps as
the manual says to do. They say it takes to much time. But when
something goes wrong the first thing they ask in an investigation is
did you follow all the steps and rules.  That had never changed all the
years I worked on the rr. And still is the same way to day.

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

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

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

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

and FUCK CSX for their FMLA INTERFERENCE

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

Safety first only if it does not interfere with production. Just run
like your told when you mess up we just replace you. Next!

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hf0W977ifqY

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

https://www.cbc.ca/amp/1.4679584 Strike coming Tuesday !

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

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

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

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

Well if people with asthma have an inhaler when breathing gets laboured.
But when you have an attach you canít get oxygen to the heart and in
some cases it is all over if you donít get to medical attention sap.
Hopefully your co worker has support of family and friends when he is
at work. There are lots of railroaders in same boat!!!!

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

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


I hope CSx get their asses sued

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

The way I see it all these safety bullies etc. It is just propaganda
that the company wants the outside world to see.  Foote and his backers
know they have a small window of time to exploit all the value they can
get out of CSX. When they figure out there is no more money left in the
pot other than revenue. They will pack there horses and get out of
dodge. One day you will go to work and it will be announced that Foote
moved on.  Then the new guy will come in and take over the mess.

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

Safety

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

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

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

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

When a person gets injured, all these rules for you to follow is
insurance that it was you not the company that failed. So when you sue
they can show in some way you breached a safety rule and company
policy. It is all about liability. And it is more the company lawyers
that push for these rules so they have an easier time showing it could
of been prevented, if employee would of followed the rules.

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

LC

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

Name: XVL
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 26 May 2018

LC

If you were around many years ago you might remember when CSX brought
DuPont in and asked them to do the same thing. They were running around
the property for several weeks. They told CSX straight out that they
were "safety ruling" their employees to death and had way too many
rules that were just plain unnecessary. They didn't like what they
were told and asked them to leave. Thanks for your help but no thanks. 
I know this for a fact. I was privy to one of the conversations. They
called in one of the best rated companies in the country for safety and
slammed the door in their faces because they didn't like their answers.
Just wonder what they will do if the same thing goes down with their new
witch hunt group!

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

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

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


FUCK DEKRA and FUCK CSX

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

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

Name: Rob Sarver
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 25 May 2018

Railroad seems to be running better and better!  Keep it up t&e!

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

Just gotta love some of the butthole managers....
you know, the ones that may get all over your case
regarding things but boy when they need a favor -
have no problem asking for it.

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

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


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

Name: About last poster
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 24 May 2018

He is absolutely right, at cp under Hh and creel managers where fired
for not getting failed audits. We where told each supervisor had to do
160 audits per month. And people they did not like where the people
they gave failed audits to. Another thing the company was doing was
giving people failed audits, but not giving the employee a copy of the
audit, they just put the failed audit on employees record. The union
looked into this practice and found it was rampant across the whole
system. By doing this it made it much easier to fire an employee.
Employees where told to look at there employment record and record
audits in there file that where bogus. And the union tried to get
failed audits removed from employees file. If I was you I would go to
HR and request to review your file every six months to see if you are a
victim of there false audits on your file. Remember desperate people do
desperate things to cover there ass when breaking the law. Nothing is
to low for this crowd at head office. They want to make themselves
shine, at other peopleís expense. They are the low of the lowest, for
greed and self gratification. Foote has Hh handbook !!!!!

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

SAFETY ALERT!

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

Name: Safety and cuts
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 23 May 2018

What Foote is doing is trying to put all the responsibility of safety on
the individual. With all the cuts they know a person is run ragged and
tired etc. Foote knows what it means to run the people like this. They
did it at cn and cp. and under Hh cn cp had the highest rate of
fatalities in a short period of time. But with these greedy ceoís They
just think when someone dies they are taking one for the team and it is
part of doing business. Just look at fatalities for the time Hh was ceo.
The stats donít lie, and yes you have to be responsible for yourself.
But when your pushed past you meal brake, stressed out worrying about
getting fired lack of sleep. You are an accident waiting to happen. On
top of that they want you to run with bad order equipment. I lived
threw this with Hh at cp. Foote knows the dangers of cutting staff so
deep he is just trying to cover his ass.

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

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

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

Foote wants ďfresh eyesĒ on safety, and said his top concern was that
ďsomeoneís going to get killed.Ē.....people already have died fuck face

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

It will be interesting next quarterly report, how many cars shipped next
report compared to this time last year . If car count is down again it
just show CSX is in trouble created by Foote and gang.

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

If I take one of these temp. Or full time jobs. And I have to leave my
family and relocate. What living expenses are provided. Because if I
took a full time position Iím not moving my family till I have
completed my probation period and then look at if I will be employed
full time and not laid off have the time. Be more specific please. It
would cost me money if I had to pay for two residents!!

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

Hey Watch dog!

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

pmr@powerrail.ca

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

In the good old days a locomotive would get completely rebuilt after ten
years or a million miles. Now they donít do this they lease new
locomotives comes with warranty and service tech. Most rr doing this,
that is why they can cut so many mechanical staff. And they are able to
close big maintance shops. Save on taxes overhead you name it. I have
seen big shops get the wrecking ball because of it.

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

Hh was the best con artist he walked away with a train load of money.
Foote has the title but gets the table scraps. When things get to much
he will just leave CSX. There will be an anoucement life goes on. And
the new guy will have to fix everything at CSX or who ever buys it.

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

If your the fishing hunting type, and like nature Canada has it all.
Canada is a big country we only have 35 million people here. You just
need a work visa and you could get a railway job here in a heart beat.

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

When Hh cut at cn and cp they canít find enough people now. They are
hiring like crazy but that takes time. And lots donít even get student
trips in before they quit. They have called retired guys back a few
come but donít stay long. What is happening in Canada   Will happen at
CSX. Foote. Needs to cut jobs to get operating ratio numbers. But at
the same time the whole company suffers. 
Once the shares donít stay bullish then something will happen. Itís all
about the share holders not the growth of CSX.

Name: Power rail googled
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 21 May 2018

http://powerrail.ca/careers/

Name: watchdog
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years
Posted: 21 May 2018

pmr@powerrail

This is the second time you have posted your offer. How about a little
more in depth detail. Second, it may not be a coincidence but the rate
of 43 just happens to be one that was thrown around out here as one of
the offers to csx employees if they took the hourly rate buy out. Now,
you wouldn't happen to be a mole paid to put feelers out there and see
how many csx men you can get to take the bait and contact you would you?
Did Foote put you up to it to see how many would agree to it if he put
it back on the table. Maybe you are a recruiter who is being paid to
bring in qualified and pre trained trainmen to another company. You are
going to half to do better than what you have posted when it comes to
information. Put something can be checked and proven as legit.

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

Take note Foote railroaders getting picked up by other carriers. How do
you explain that to share holders when there is not enough staff to run
CSX.

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

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

pmr@powerrail.ca

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

Investors 
Since your never in the field it's time for your udate for the
quarter.

Not much has changed. As you know Stocks are up and down.
Trains are still outlawing and leaving terminals late.
Power is still short and repairs are behind because of staff cuts.
Wrong car/wrong train going strong.
Work orders printed backwards alive and well.
Improper recertification procedures are still in effect.
Issuing system bulletins and cancelling them in less than 24 hrs. Still
guaranteeing job security for reissues. Failure to proofread alive and
well.
New tm's coming on strong. Intimidation and bullying going just as
planned.
violation of the union agreements still going strong and making an
impact on moral and union busting.
Derailment across the system as expected with shoddy repairs and
cutting corners.
Fuel conservancy program is still inadequate. Underpowered trains for
tonage is doubling use. Travel times are increasing. Trip optimizer
program is not being utilized correctly.

Will keep you up to date. As of now things continue to run smoothly.
Same as the last quarter.

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

Billystevens

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

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

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

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

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

Name: No crews
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 19 May 2018

The board of directors must be so happy how foot cut so many staff to
get the operating ratio down. And the money he is saving on crews
letting all those loads sit in some yard and siding. What railroad
needs to generate revenue anyways. Not CSX they just sell assets that
they wonít need for six month or so. Foote the lawyer sure knows how to
spin it

Name: About time 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years
Posted: 18 May 2018

About time/ape 

Try using a different name next time. Makes it look like your the same
poster as previous which you are NOT!  I would say its a waste of time
to put in complaint. Your union's won't win this one. They agree you
have too many slackers.  That's why your out of service agreements no
longer pay for charges of unavailability. They even know that you have
been pushing the envelope for too long. If your union's really cared
about you they would put up the money, time and good fight to get you
better off days. One day off definately is a joke especially when you
work into it and go home tired and have half a day to do personal
business. They know this but don't care. Just goes to show you have no
one in your corner. So get used to the changes.

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

Brakeman 

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

Name: About time
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 18 May 2018

About Ike if you feel the company is violating the collective agreement,
did you submit a grievance. That is the only way you can try and get
change, and hold the company accountable. If you do nothing thatís what
you will get in return.

Name: about time
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years
Posted: 18 May 2018

Brakeman

Non of this would have happened if you all didn't play games and do
everything in your power to get out of working. You may want a more
lucrative spot but most don't. they jump around and find spots that
leave them at home or give them the next day off just to sharp shoot
and get on something else that just came open after they made their
last move. No one is losing any seniority rights. You just have to wait
a few days before you get it unless a more senior man jumps in and takes
it from you. Its a pain in the butt repositioning people on different
jobs every day just because the lazy want to bounce around and not come
to work. Put in your bid for that open spot. If you want it talk to your
buddies and ask them not to put in for it. If you really want that job
and not just the next day off or wait while your turn is out of town
not to work then you'll get it and be happy. HAPPY  HUNTING!

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

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

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

T&E

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

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

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

Name: New culture
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 17 May 2018

They did same to us threw out our am fm radio threw out our coffee maker
we had in our lunch room. That was payed for by the guys. We had a
sitting area out side for breaks if you did not want to go to lunchroom
they threw table and chairs in garbage. They just want to take all the
creature comfort away. Just goes to show you how childish they are.
Once the workers are all layed off. The management crew will be
fighting for there jobs. Then you will see some back stabbing.

Name: Service
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 17 May 2018

They are most likely leasing them. And have service maintaince program.
Where tech from the company that they bought from will trouble shoot
and repair. Comes with lease agreement.

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

Investors

Just took another 10 engines out west to be handed off that were sold.
This time it looks like they are headed down south to Georgia. Mangers
at the engine houses say they are getting in 40 new SD70s and don't
know where the hell they are going to put them or keep anything up and
running since they cut so many jobs off. Not sure what the hell is
going on. Replacing older units with new SD70's? HMMM..

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

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

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

Re: work.  Good call rrjim Iím not in running trades Iím a carman that
works the yard. I started as trainman but transferred to car dept. I
talk to crews every day.

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

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

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

Only work the hours you are required to by your contract not a minute
more. Let the phone ring off the hook looking for there important
loads. Let HQ tell the customers it will get there some day. But for
now we have to cut staff to get operating ratio down. Ceo and the board
of directors should be in the nut house for shock treatment.

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

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

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

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

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

Stock slowly climbs as long as CSX keeps selling assets. They are high
fives at HQ  they are the smartest people in USA.just ask them. Lots of
trains sit all week no crew what a couple of weekends. You need a break
people take a couple off. Fuck CSX what they going to do fire everyone,
maybe they are that stupid. Remember the monkeys run the zoo. Over and
out!

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

Operations 

Jesus people! Do you ever take one minute to look at what the hell is
going on out here!! Just recrewed a train that was profiled with 2
engines and when we got to the recrew location it had 8! Then when we
got it in the tmci screen had one engine listed 3 times and 1 was
missing. Just how in the hell does your info get so screwed up. I just
can't understand for the life of me how this company stays afloat. If
the banks kept records the way you do our economy would be the worst in
the world.  God people, just get it together.  Just do some damn
homework. Quit embarrasing yourself. You have to know our family
members know this stuff and share it with neighbors, friends and co
workers. For the love of god, get it together!

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

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


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

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

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

Ed

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

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

Name: Curious 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 14 May 2018

CSX 
Talked to the trip optimizer help desk and asked them why they cant
Call us on the radio when we have problems but the PTC help desk can.
They said PTC is a federal mandated program and the TO is not. They
wouldn't say anything else. Doesn't Take a rocket scientist to figure
out what they were getting at. YOU DON'T GIVE A SHIT ABOUT IT. why even
have it up and running then. The rep also said they know we can't use
our phone's on the engines to call them so it is imperative we report
not using it because of this reason. 
Another interesting fact....all of the sudden all Work orders for
trains running on the st.Louis line from Avon yd to Roselake are not
being submitted. Every train has to be built by the TO department. Why
is that? Because you know we can't call them on the engine and there
is no contact with them on the radio so we just got to run without it.
Admit it. The program sucks and you know it. It runs under track speed
all the time when it doesn't need to. Your full conservancy numbers
arent worth the loss of track speed.  Someone is deliberately screwing
with the input of workorders. Get rid of it! I'm tired of reporting
issues with the damn thing. You know it sucks. Just get rid of it!

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

You sound frustrated about the union. Well with all what you have said,
I was fired and held out for 3.5 years. The union put a case together
for me to present to the arbitrator, the company had all there big guns
to fight me and the union. I won my case and was returned to work with
full seniority. It took time and money to put my case together, I donít
think a law firm would of done as good a job as the union. The union
saved my life by getting me back to work. And I retired last year. The
unions first priority is to get people back to work that where fired.
Other issues are secondary. There are so many grievances in the system
that they have to be fought in order of importance and what affects
members as a whole. All as I can say is Iím forever grateful to the
union reps. That got my job back and my union dues was worth every
penny. When your knee deep in shit feels good when some one cares
enough to pull you out and wash you off. You could be next employee
fighting for your job back.

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

One thing a ceo knows if they donít produce they get fired in most case.
But at there rate of pay it does not affect them just there ego and
repritation. And they can leave a company upside down. Which in most
cases takes years to be what it once was. They can do a lot of damage
to a company in a short time. And the board of director for CSX seem
clueless. The proof is hiring a half dead ceo like Hh and giving him
the pay package they did. Company policy no insider trading, but I
think it is rampant giving partners in crime inside information so they
know where to put there chips. A lot of the craziness will go when Foote
leaves. And the new ceo is going to need cooperation of employees to
repair CSX from the hedge fund gangs raid.

Name: xvlc
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for 20-30 years
Posted: 13 May 2018

LOCO

I get so sick of hearing you guys come on here and spout off about
going to meetings and getting involved. I was a rep. I know what it is
like to try to get one damn day off to do something you need done with
your personal life let alone spend time at a union meeting. The fact is
this BRO!!! The unions are well aware of what is happening out here. Its
their damn job to know. They are paid for that service. We are forced
into a union shop through the railroad labor act but the Federal
government controls how the unions organize and function with laws that
protect members from misrepresentation and failure to represent to the
fullest extent. The union reps and international reps will sit on their
asses and say they cant get involved until the members come forward with
complaints. I have personally witnessed these conversations. This is
total bullshit and they know it. It is their jobs to step in when they
see their members are being abused and their contracts raped. NO ONE
HAS TO COME FORWARD!  It is their job to handle all abuse. They are
well aware of it. You want something done you have to raise a stink and
get the media involved. They have no choice then to come out from under
the Carriers desk. THey have to do what they are paid for. Kick backs
and pay offs have made our unions corrupt and have made them climb in
bed with management. Going to meetings is not going to do a damn thing.
What will make a change is going after our unions for failing to
represent in a fair and timely manner. Union meetings are a damn joke.
Its the squeaky wheel that gets attention. Its the people who start a
stink and draw attention to the unions failures that get things done.
Its the people who make them look like they got egg on their faces that
get results. Its high time we clean house at the upper level of the
unions.
Ask yourself one question... when was the last time you saw any rep
from the international or field rep for organizing at your terminal.
How many times last year did you see them show up and talk to the
people. Let CSX know they are alive and well. Bet you never saw a
single one!  Too damn scared to get out in the fields and make the
rounds and show of support. That's what your paying for BRO. A bunch
of no shows!

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

Laughing


Great post keep them coming.

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

At head office you have all these suits running around knocking heads
high fives. They donít know what they are doing but as long as the
stock goes up they feel they are on the right track. But the day is
coming that there spread sheets will not get a train out of the yard.
Then the panick starts managers getting fired etc. And when other
railroad hire all the people they cut, they will be screwed. And then
they will fast track managers and IT people to run the trains. Then the
scrap metal will pile up from the wrecks. Stay tuned folks the shit will
hit the tracks.

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

I retired last year had to get out stress big time. Best thing I did but
like a lot of railroader 35 years of service took its toll on the body.
Waiting for back and shoulder surgery. The older the worker the easier
it is to injure yourself. If you get pain in body parts donít ignore it
try and find out what is wrong before it turns into something worse.
Work safe people get assistance if you need extra help.

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

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

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

Running short staffed adding stress lack of rest. Incompetent people
giving instructions is just an accident waiting to happen. Trump has
lowered the unemployment numbers big time. The biggest problem for all
these companies is staffing. Then they have to be trained. Trust me the
railroads are going to be competing  for people. The ones that cut staff
are a blessing for other railroads because they pick up trained people.
It is going to be a win win for railroad workers as the work pool gets
smaller and smaller.

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

The railroad ran well till Hh came along they cut so much staff but
wanted the same production. People even where forded to work threw
there brakes etc. Then management had to get out of the office and do
the field work 7 days a week 12 to 16 hours a day. I seen many manager
resign over it. They only called people back when they had no choice.
It all came to a head after four years of psr. Now they have to put all
that money back into the company that they took out. And now ceo trying
to make peace with staff after years of abuse. In the end the employees
win and get it back. Short term gains for the share holders. Long term
problems for the company,

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

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


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

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

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

Just like cn cp CSX will cut so deep that they will have managers doing
craft work 7 days a week. And if you donít think this will happen I
will bet anyone it will. So if your a manager you better tell the wife
and kids they will not see you much. And if you managers donít play the
game they Foote will fire you. Just a matter of time before this will
happen. Trust me on this.

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

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

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

Foote still tells share holders they are still going to cut thousands of
more employees by 2020. And at the same time people are resigning and
not returning from layoffs. The economy is booming and x CSX employees
have found other jobs. Some said they wish they would of walked away as
soon as Hh started his bs. Staffing is going to be a big issue now for
CSX.

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

What "Testing" posted makes a lot of sense. Read that & remember it.

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

LESSON 101!!!!!


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

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

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

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

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

They will do audits in all departments, and you will get written up for
something. The goal is to put as many failed audits on your file as
possible. Now when you get into more serious trouble they can show a
pattern that your a problem employee, an accident waiting to happen.
And they want negative employee record hanging over every employee.
Makes it much easier to fire you with cause. I would be up to date with
all rules and regulations. Playing stupid is not a defense.

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

NOTICES

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

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

A lot of managers are employed to just rattle the employees, control the
sheepal anyway they can.To the strong cool collective employee that is
not easily rattled they try and put a false failed audit on you to show
who has the upper hand. Myself I follow the rules watch what I say yes
sir no sir. And go about my business. When I have been put on the spot
by a manager, Iíve told him Iím just following instructions even if
they are wrong instructions. I have told them it is not up to me to
correct a person in charge even if I know they are wrong. I said I
donít want to be written up for not following instruction, with a
straight face of course. You can see the colour change in the managers
face as they get mad. Because they know you are right and some people
barking out the orders are incompetent. But canít expect you to correct
them. I go to work Iím the robot while there go home get my pay and
leave all the decisions to be made by the people that make the big
bucks. Iíve learned not to get rattled and just sit back and watch the
gong show. A person does not have to make it any harder, then
management tries to do. And thatís how I roll.

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

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

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

Cantstandthewhinning 
What's good for the goose is good for the gander. You lead by example.
Your ballast comment is spoken like a true blue manager. Years of orders
to watch your slip trip and fall hazards. Been to several yards run by
foreign line RRs. Their ballet is like walking on sand compared to our
bolders. Why? Because their not cheap bastards and truly care about the
safety and health of their employees.
Whinning said it best. Nit picking bullshit when they need their
failure breads the same.
Simple question for you...what's more important. Knowing where your
dangerous RSSM cars are on the system or busting some guy because he
was missing a stinking side shield on his glasses? Running trains
without paperwork for toxic poisonous cars or busting a guy for not
keeping his hand on the handrail when walking on the loco walkway?
I know my answer. My safety and the public's safety is more important
than petty bullshit! Stop the stupid crap. Get their priorities
straight. Quit acting like this is a horse and pony show.
Professionalism breeds professionalism!

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

Listen whining the company makes the rules. They want to fire you for
not having your vest not zipped to the top. And a whole lot more stupid
rules. They want to fire you for not reporting the simplest things. The
railroad is the ones that makes mountains out of mole hills. So you
have to play the game of the safety culture the railroad created.
Managers driving around in a company vehicle making six figures to see
if your zipper on your vest is done up to the top. Or to see if you
have your boot laces are tied. Then they go for dinner on company
credit card. Where is the value and production in that for the share
holders. All we have to do is follow the rules. Sounds like a guy like
yourself will move a train before you have done your due diligence,
thinking your doing company a big favour. But when you screw up your
going to be the first one they fire. Then you whine to everyone you
should of been treated special because you where a runner for the
company. If you delay a train by following company and goverment rules
and they fire you. You are getting your job back because you followed
all the rules. Corner cutters like you are what get people killed.

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

You people are ridiculous.  All I see on here are a bunch of whineu
transportation employees complaining about having to do their jobs. Boo
whoo....
I can't walk to that engine, or there are unsafe ballast conditions
near that switch. Why don't you guys just do the job you are paid
almost 6 figures to do and stop blaming the company for your mistakes.
Oh and I think your retarded comment on this page is a tad ignorant.

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

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

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

If Foote wanted to show that CSX is an equal opportunity employer, he
would hire more women and transgender people. I feel if Foote was
serious he would have transgender people working beside him at head
office and promote more women and transgender people. He should
surround himself with these over looked people. Foote replace these
outdated bully managers with more compatible women and transgender
managers. Be an industry leader and one of the first to show your are
serious about being an equal opportunity employer.

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

Sue Ed Harris if your rights under Fmla are violated.

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

There are 70 million millennials in the USA, these tender little
snowflakes are not scared to write up a manager for getting there
feelings hurt. Or the 90 pound female that wants to be equal to men. I
hope that this is the people that are applying for the railway jobs.
And the women play the girl card, and the snowflakes put in human
rights complaints for management being to assertive with them. I hope
all these people get hired by the railroad, and it ends up that
management have to take courses on how to be more understanding with
new age employees. And by law have to try and accommodate them while
they are on the job. This will soon be the only people that will be in
the pool to hire. And  as the snowflake culture takes over the
railroad,that the management are able to adapt, and the railroad spends
the funds to train management not to be so assertive that there is a
chance of hurting the feelings of the new culture employees. It will
take time for the ceo and management to accept a softer more gentler
way to run a railroad. So old heads try not being so hard on the future
employees of CSX.

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

system notice 135

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

Sounds like Moody Law firm will have some new clients.

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

SMH

You talk a big game. Come out of no where and spout off.
Let me tell you something pup. There are a lot of lazy self righteous
mama boys working out here now that would have had their asses kicked a
long time ago because the old heads would have set them straight and
took them out back. Cant do that now because you'll get fired for
hurting their tender little butts.

For the last year I have had to sit in the cab and listen to the cry
babies and do ALL THE REQUIRED WORK that both crew members are supposed
to make sure is done.
"Im not calling signals because I think it is stupid and just a waste
of time! Im not getting off the engine and watch trains as they go bye.
Someone almost got seriously hurt from it and its not safe! Their rules
are stupid!"

I had 2 supervisors tell me that they didn't give a shit who called
the signals or who got off and watched roll byes as long as it was
done. If no one got off or called signals both crew members will be
charged. You both know it is to be done!
So I have been calling the signals and getting off the train when we
are stopped while the worthless piece of crap who feels he is above the
rules and better than anyone else sits in the cab and sleeps!
I don't care what their worthless opinion is and I don't care if they
are immature children who cant handle authority. Im tired of baby
sitting their worthless butts and their days are numbered.
Now you tell me how are the guys who do their jobs, follow the rules
because it is part of their damn job supposed to handle these pukes?
You think it is fair to the rest of us because they want to have a
temper tantrum? If I had it my way I'd  kick their asses off in the
gravel at 60 mph and let them walk home! Mama boys don't belong on the
railroad!

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

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

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

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

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

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

Name: Number8 vent value
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 08 May 2018

http://techinfo.wabtec.com/DataFiles/O&Mfiles/pdf/4211-4,S.13.pdf Read
and learn.

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

Be safe donít leave the terminal if your air pressure is not right
up,and you have the proper calibration. If your air is not up call the
tm to get the car shop to drive the train for leaks, could be a number
8 vent value stuck open, or a emergency portion or service portion. You
could have several bleed rods stuck open or a hose gasket. Or everything
I mentioned safety first is the company policy.

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

Nepotism that is how you got your job. Daddy said son go in the field
for awhile spy for the company. And when the time is right we will give
you a management job. Company mole.

Name: Fooking baby
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 08 May 2018

Quit being a fooking baby!!!!  Quit whining!!!!  This is a fooking job
not a welfare company.  Let's screw the company Boyz, yeah let's do
that! These managers are so I mean I tell ya, they won't even let me
sit in my recliner at work!  Times are changing, quit if you must!  You
are ones slowing us down!

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

Hh started the reign of terror at cn cp now CSX. Hh and the likes
figured out that you can terrorize employees intimidate and manipulate,
them up to a point before they crossed the line into criminal
harassment. At cp if a person called in sick a manager would show up at
his house to talk to the employee to see if they where really sick.
Upsetting the employee and his family. They really crossed the line in
a lot of areas, they really intimidated employees to areas that where
unheard of. Hand delivering disciplinary letters to a employees home.
Randomly taking employees for drug testing when it was not warranted,
the list goes on. Now that management created a work atmosphere of no
employees trusting them. Management wants employees to forget the
treatment they received. But the employees have a long memory and the
good old days of working together is long gone. As soon as a new
employee starts it does not take long before they are threatened and do
not stick around. All as I can say is employees be creative and try and
stick it to CSX anyway possible. Nothing is to small it all adds up
stick it to CSX management all you can and donít stop.

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

Itís great to hear people are not returning to work. And that several
people are quitting,I hope they CSX gets so short staff they they canít
move a train. These company brass want to treat people like shit. Karma
they are getting it back in away they never planned for.

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

Conductor

You were right. The flat cars with the patrician down the middle is a
center beam car. A wood rack car can come in several styles but
basically have the same idea. A flat with metal poles attached to the
sides help hold the poles, logs, lumber etc. on the car. You can google
pictures of both types of cars on line. Just look up flat center beam
cars and wood rack cars used on the railroad.
That new rule also says not to run over 50 with gons loaded with stump
wood. we have all talked about it and have decided if we have any gons
loaded with any wood in them we are running them 50. We are not sure
exactly what stump wood is. We seen lots of gons with poles, ties, cut
up ties, chips, ets. so we aren't taking any chances. the hell with
this outfit. They cant even put info on a work order making sure you
know if you have empty flats in your train if they are  bulkhead.
Instead of making the conductor watch the whole train go by we're
saying screw it and running 50.

Name: Cond.
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 07 May 2018

Car shop/mechanical 


What the heck is a flat car with a center beam. I thought it was those
cars with the partition down the middle like I've seen carrying
lumber. The new speed chart for cars says you can't run 60 with empty
center beam cars or loaded or empty wood rack cars. So the cars I see
with lumber/boards are wood rack not center beam. No trainmaster knows
the difference. We need some damn pictures of these cars so we know the
difference.  This is just bull crap.

Name: also to truly amazed
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 06 May 2018

What also blows my mind in the enviroment we find ourselves in with this
hedgefund company strippin no good people everybody trying to keep there
job u find it neccesary to post on here telling youre fellow brothers
what idiots they are it takes one to know one be part of the solution
or u are the problem my advice to u sir is they are hiring trainmasters
apply if that is youre no goid attitude sir

Name: also to truly amazed
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 06 May 2018

What also blows my mind truly amazed is that is your attitude when most
most people are posting about trying to do right and keep there jobs
because they need it and everybody wondering what this hedgefund
company stripping no good people are up to u feel the need to come on
here and bash your fellow brotherhood about it ridiculous be part of
the solution or be the problem by the way there hiring trainmasters my
advice to u sir apply

Name: to truly amazed
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 06 May 2018

Hey truly amazed did u also know you are a douchebag while u may be
right do u have to be such a freaking dickbag about it put that in
youre pipe and smoke it a hole

Name: Truly F....ng Amazed
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 06 May 2018

I'm amazed some of you guys have a job. Surely not smart enough to read
and comprehend. 
The system bulletin clearly states it is updating rule 4400 which is
equipment handling / equipment speeds. EQUIPMENT SPEEDS !  Has nothing
to do with track speeds. How could any of you idiots possibly read this
and think now you can run 70 with an intermodal train or any other
listed. It even states in the 2nd paragraph I think, that timetable or
special instructions may further limit speeds. It's only how fast the
equipment can be allowed to go. Don't know how to make that any
clearer. There's also a rule that states where different speeds are
listed the lowest speed will govern. 

While I'm at it, regarding you short pool guys who are always whining
you need paperwork for a pickup, it's pretty obvious you are wasting
time to have delays so you make overtime, same as you do when I'm
following you running 35 mph on approaches. If there aren't hazmat
then you only need to know how many you got. But, by the way, if you
leave the ORIGINATING TERMINAL, there is also a rule that states ONLY
the chief dispatcher may authorize you to depart without proper
paperwork. 

Did you also know that a brake slip IS NOT REQUIRED ON CARS PICKED UP
LINE OF ROAD, doesn't mean a class 1 doesn't have to be done, but a
brake slip isn't necessary. Another common delay tactic....

Some of you on here are an embarrassment, please read your rule books.
The second rule discusses the hierarchy by the way....

Name: conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 05 May 2018

Retired

Black and white in our operating rules book. When rules and special
instructions are in conflict, special instruction supersede rules.

You've been gone awhile. We don't go by stations where I work. Our
timetables tell us what our allowable track speeds are. Our rules tell
us what is the allowable speed for specific kinds of trains and their
makeup... Funny thing about all of this is the trains that can now run
60 on our 60 mph track instead of 50 are still running 50 because
almost all of them have cars in them that are still restricted to 50
per the new train speed chart! Guess its better than nothing!

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

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

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

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

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

Engineers. 

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

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

We only get one walk threw life. The railroad was a good place to work.
Until these hedge fund hacks took over. If a guy can find employment
where he can be happy and support his family all the power to you. To
earn a living now seems to be harder and harder. Our standards are
still better than in some countries. If a person can leave the job
stress at work and not take it home your much better off. Try stick it
out at the job your in good luck.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 04 May 2018

its hard not get discouraged when you work for a place for almost twenty
years and get totally screwed over one has to move on I know it is a
waiting game with all of this only problem is they have time on there
side and money we don't .

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

At the railroad I work at Hh broke every rule, forced managers to do
everyoneís work forced overtime. All as we could do day after day would
put grievances company laughed at us. But we got the last laugh because
Hh was in violation of the collective agreement and he ended up paying.
We never got discouraged when we got beat up. Day after day we put
grievances and the arbitrator seen what the company was doing,
intimidating everyone. At the end of the day people got there jobs back
with full pay. Hundreds of thousands of dollars where paided  out to
make everyone whole. You just canít stop the fight,Rome was not built
in a day.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 04 May 2018

My entire craft was laid off and the remaining crafts are either willing
or being forced to do are work under incidental work rules so they call
them and yes we are now on our second grievance so like I said years of
service mean nothing at CSX if they can do it to one craft they can do
it them all and it is only a matter of time they will do it again and
it could be any one, I come to realization I got screwed over and there
not a thing I can do about it but move and say the hell with CSX and the
railroad you pay thousands of dollars in union dues and shit like this
goes down why bother with the railroad anymore there a lot more out
there with better working conditions and just as good a money I would
never tell anyone to seek a railroad career again you work with a bunch
of assholes with terrible rest days shitty hours and the most inept dump
ass unfair managers in any industry

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

Loco 

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

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

If the company has violated the collective agreement, and you feel
wronged. You can take a blank piece of paper and write a grievance on
it , you donít need a special grievance form. Give a copy to your rep
and copy for yourself.  If it is a clear violation and canít be fixed
in house. Then it goes down the road and if parties canít rectify
grievance then it goes to arbitration. If the arbitrator see several of
the same grievances he sees a pattern of what the company is doing. If
it is a clear violation parties  will be made whole. The union has a
legal duty to represent you.  So if you are violated and put your head
down and pout and do nothing, the company just keeps doing the same
thing. I hear on hear the company this and that, you have to fight back
it only takes five minutes to put a grievance in. Now there is a paper
trail and in most cases is going to take time to be heard by
arbitration.

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

Pal I donít think your telling the whole story. They call someone back
in your craft junior to you. You have a solid grievance and will get
every penny back from arbitration ruling. Seen this done many times
before and the affected employee was always made whole. I would like to
see the ruling from the arbitration hearing in your case.

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

Seniority don't mean shit with CSX I had almost 20 years in and my
entire craft was laid off and there are guys with not a 5th my years of
service in now doing my job so that only proves the company and there
dishonest managers can do what ever they want and it can happen to any
one is this outfit so my point seniority means nothing any more if they
get the notion to screw over people there is not one thing you or the
union you have paid thousands of dollars to except tell sorry about
your luck and all those craft rules mean nothing because ever thing is
incidental and the company and there yes men managers that get a bonus
for all the jobs they help cut.

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

The hogger that is running the controls, was on the ground before he was
a hoggers. Everyone had to pay there dues. Sounds like you have no
seniority. The new guy cryís in every department. You have to pay your
dues in a union shop to bid on the job you want. That has been the
railroad culture for over a hundred years. The most sacrid thing on the
railroad is seniority. If you canít accept that your in the wrong
industry.

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

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

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

My years of service there is two undeniable truths of railroad all
managers are lying pieces of shit and the so called engines think the
hole railroad revolves around them are they do is go forward and
backward its the ground guy and the guy in the other seat that does
most of the work but they think there more important than every one
else they could put a chimp in that seat and get better results and for
the managers go there value is greatly over raided they could be
replaced by baboon at least you would know where you stand with a
baboon instead of the lying pieces of shit that CSX has as management

Name: Me 2
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 03 May 2018

Me

Your correct sir. They are not negotiating with the BLET. That part is
over. It's time for a vote. SHOW ME THE MONEY !

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

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



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

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

Congrats to all

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

Speed change

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

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

LC2,

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

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

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

Congrats to all

Name: dispatcher
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 10-20 years
Posted: 02 May 2018

Chicago division crews

You guys running on  TWC ABS on the Chicago side need to stop calling
the dispatchers on the phone to release your EC1s! You have been doing
this for years after you get off the train and get into the yard
office. We have been told that both crew members are not always present
and you don't have the phone on speaker phone so the other crew member
can hear it. You have a bulletin out explaining the procedure for this!
 Just a heads up. they will be watching dispatchers and crew members. Do
it over the radio. Have both crew members present. This is a major
offense. Just do your job right. No time is being saved by cutting
corners and rushing. Cover your butts and the dispatchers. USE THE
RADIO!

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

OLD HEAD GONE

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

Name: Sister
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 02 May 2018

If your sister sat in for you to right ged test, she must be one scared
looked N.Y. woman!

Name: Toxic
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 02 May 2018

My name is toxic and I am a company mole that got in trouble for using
FMLA for every holiday and also for the Superbowl.  I am just very sour
with the company that pays me 75k a year with my GED that my sister got
for me.

Sorry to all!

Name: Sand disease
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 02 May 2018

http://www.lung.org/lung-health-and-diseases/lung-disease-lookup/silicosis/learn-about-silicosis.html

Name: Sand lungs
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 02 May 2018

A friend of mine did thirty years on the shop track servicing engines,
he had a couple years to go to retire. One day he got sick turned out
he ended up with a lung disease caused by inhaling silicon sand that
they put in the locomotives for the sanders. He never smoked as he was
fighting for disability pention he passed at 53 years old. My point try
not to in hale this sand it could get you to.

Name: Hogger mainframe
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 01 May 2018

If you canít find what you want on computer,get on the phone and talk to
help line. They should have IT people to help you out. And that way also
there is a foot print that you tried. From the last post, I retired six
months ago just ahead of Hh retiring and becoming ceo of CSX. Foote and
friends where cut from the same mold Hh was. Foote will have no respect
for collective agreement, or labour laws or human rights. They just
donít care Foote is there to carry out PSR and will push forward over
who ever he has to. And will not care a less how CSX will look ten
years from now. His mandate is to sell all and any value he can at CSX.
He will line his own pockets and share holders pockets, but will care
less how they leave CSX when he departs. As an employee you have to
record everything in your note book, complaints you have told
supervisors instructions given to you that you feel violates company
policy. Make sure you put in grievances and keep copy for yourself. You
should be made whole in future donít just let it slide. We won 87
percent of of grievances at cp. But takes time and you have a paper
trail, donít let up. It cost Hh thousands of dollars to make employees
whole threw grievances. He refused to pay but had no choice. He thought
he was going to intimidate everyone and counted on employees not putting
grievances in out of fear. He got a wake up call, if you decide not to
do anything then you will receive nothing also. Itís your future
remember Foote and friends will not be there to long you all can out
wait these pricks. Hang in there !!!

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

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

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

Lesson 101

The cold hard facts are as follows:

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

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

Name: Toxic
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 01 May 2018

Another toxic train derailment in Kentucky, 15 miles short of
destination. No cause yet but makes me wonder again if it is lack of
maintance and regular inspection of the tracks and equipment. The money
they saved by cutting staff is really paying off isnít it.

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

If you donít have the proper paper work, even after you have tried to
get it. And now you continue down the track and are carrying dangerous
loads but donít have paper work on it. And you derail and people are
killed because ems does not know what they are dealing with or where
they sit on the train. Who do you think they will want to put in
prison. You canít play stupid as a defense. What does the law require
before you move that train. Think about it!!

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

LC and LC2,

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

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

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

LC2 the only hourly rate you are getting is the rate for selling your
ass on backpage. When your not selling your ass LC2 keep your but plug
in so your guts donít fall out.

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

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

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 30 April 2018

Every Manager and Manager want to be is a peace of shit lying ass hole
on CSX none are to be trusted will all sell out there best friend to
get dollar more for them selves there all dishonest and are not be
trusted by anyone if you think there on your side your a fool they will
screw you in heart beat to make a name for them selves there the ones
that violate the contracts, craft lines and years of service so if you
help them your no better than them do your job and only your duties and
no more for this company if you go that extra mile for this group your
an idiot they don't care and these ass hole managers will take all the
credit you it goes well and will nail your ass to the wall if it don't
so do just what your required because doing more just screws some on
else out of a job.

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

You get rid of illegals coming into the country, welfare recipients are
happy the way things are donít want to work. That leaves a finite
number of people to do all the work. Places like CSX cutting staff to
reduce operating ratio to get quarterly report looking good for share
holders. Trained railroaders that where fired or layed of found other
work. And will not be coming back to CSX. As the economy grows people
have more options. So the remaining employees value at CSX just went
up. It will be a sad state of affairs when a company the size of CSX
canít move trains because of staff shortages. The smart people at the
top can take that,information to the next share holders meeting.

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

Make America Great Again!

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

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

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

Trump 2020

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

Trump is truth says it the way it is, not pc. Like welfare bum supporter
  Obamaís the welfare bums did not get out and vote. That is why those
states lost Democrat vote. Lazy welfare bum breed more welfare bums.
Now that CSX is short staffed start putting in bad order card on
equipment that needs fixing. And donít let up donít use junk to pull
trains and put yourself in an unsafe position. If motor is cut out or
skidded wheel air compressor toilet anything. Write it up and keep note
of everything you do. If you take bad order equipment and something
happens you are liable. If you are forced to take bad order power. Make
sure you tell them you are doing it under protest and write it up. And
put on crew to crew. Make sure next person knows about it. Donít do no
favours for these pricks. Because they all want to see you on welfare.

Name: HR
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years
Posted: 29 April 2018

trump effect

Trump has nothing to do with railroads offering bonuses to recruit new
hires. they are desperate for help due to slashing the work force to
the bare minimum. CSX as well as the other railroads do thorough
background checks and license checks as well before they hire anyone.
Your leader trump has nothing to do with any of the railroads hiring
decisions.  Before you post stupid political post do your homework. 
You just sound like another one of trumps idiot supporters!

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

LC ... Youíre a lying piece of shit. Your mom should have swallowed you.
Thereís NO hourly rate negotiations going on. 








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

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

Name: Hour wage
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 29 April 2018

There is no hourly wage being negotiated at CSX. So do not believe the
posts from the waterheads on here. You will be notified in writing any
changes being made to pay.

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

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

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

Automation is coming if you like it or not. China japan have it,
Australia is using it to move freight. RR will just load up with
insurance for damages.But with all the safety systems and terrain in
North America. I think these trains will be stopped more often than
moving. There are to many obstacles that cross the tracks that will
trigger safety systems. Wild life debris people cars etc.  It will be
years before they perfect it here and millions of dollars. And a train
only has to be fowl inches to cause an accident. Time will tell!

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

Hiring Bonuses:

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

Thanks President Trump for Making America Great Again!

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

Haven't noticed a post regarding this so here goes:
The FRA is accepting comments from "interested parties" on automation
in the RR industry.
If opposed to fully-automated\unmanned trains, etc., it's easy to
send
messages electronically.  Links provided on both the SMART-TD & BLET
websites.   Have until May 7, 2018.

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

I think that what Hh got away with in Canada is the model for for most
railroads. He broke every collective agreement and goverment labour
law. Transport Canada put there heads in the sand. Hh told goverment to
stay out of rr business. But when we striked  he put pressure on
goverment to legislate us back to work. Foote and creel learnt how to
manipulate the system. 94 percent strike vote now employees are going
to fight back for a contract. They will violate it but itís a start,Iím
waiting for cn and cp stock to crash because now they have to replace
everything they sold off. Labour management relationships will never be
the same after the abuse that was  dished out. Karma will get people
like creel and foot it always does.

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

A new contract will not matter the company don't care about violating
the old one they are nothing but ink on paper that managers wipe there
buts on, a new one just gives them a chance to violate, break and screw
the workers over again and most if not all managers enjoy violating the
contracts because there is no recourse on them and the company get away
with it time after time, anyone think there secure or they have a lot of
years of service and they can't get screwed over your only fooling your
self CSX is the most unfair and has the most immoral leadership of any
company I have ever worked for.

Name: cond.
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 29 April 2018

HR/Operations

What is it with you people. Do you ever bother to proof read anything
you put out before you circulate it. A good example would be your new
speed chart. How about those gray areas such as the bulk head flat
verses the regular flat as pointed out by rules? How about not putting
out a system bulletin and in the same exact day cancelling it to
replace it with another. You guys are notorious for doing this. Do you
not realize how unorganized this makes you look. How about coming out
with a bulletin explaining what stump wood is?  Its not in the
glossary.  Why do you do this?  Im not sure Im going to continue to
purchase your stock. I cant imagine that other class 1 railroads are
this inept! God help the railroad industry if they are!!!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 28 April 2018

Every Manager at CSX is a back stabbing piece of shit and none are to be
trusted they will go out there way and take it upon to self to violate
the contracts the work rules craft lines to make a name for them selves
trust none of them they all lie and are not to be trusted by no one,
they make act like there on your side don't be fooled they will screw
anyone to take the heat of them, and some of the worst are the ones
that come from the crafts and now they go out of there way to bust up
the crafts, but when to get thrown back in the crafts they act like
they where the champions for the workers and want a shoulder to cry on
screw them because all they become then is company moles that will sell
anybody out to get back into management.

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

Having a contract or expired contracts, all as i can say after having Hh
as a boss for almost four years. They gave out booklets on work ethics
and company policy for everyone to honour as an employee. At cp the
managements turned into a bunch of union busting idiots. It did not
take long for us not to trust any management,they would lie do anything
to get an employee fired or pulled out of service. Now that the contract
is due ceo creel is kissing ass. We never have forgotten how they
systematically abused the employees. You at CSX have the same people
calling the shots at CSX. Do not and I mean do not trust any of them.
Do everything by the book record everything in a note book. Cover your
ass if you want to be able to defend your self if you find yourself
fired. There goal is to try and fire people with cause.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 28 April 2018

The statement that CSX don't want to settle contracts that is bull shit
they don't care about the ones they have signed now they violate or
just out rite ignore them now what would a new one matter work rules,
craft lines and years of service mean nothing to these ass holes so why
would a new one matter.

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

ALERT!!! ATTENTION!!!

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

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

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

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

Or how about Patatoe or potatoe, railway railroad, who cares.

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

As far as speed limits go I think they are just setting a ,speed trap
they will sit in the bushes with there radar guns and download unit.
And if you to fast for the track your fired.

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

The last thing CSX wants to do is negotiate any contract or new
agreements. They will let any contract expire and abuse and fire and
terrorize just like they are doing. They donít want to sign any
agreements then they might have to honour them. Just like cprail ceo
creel is doing but his hand will be forced soon. Wake up people CSX
still wants to get rid of 4500 more of you. They donít care which
department they cut, the operating ratio has to come down for there big
Hh pr plan.

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

Hmmm 

Ha! Ha!  Lol!  Are you frickin kidding.all a speed increase will do is
make things worse. You can't run track speed with the TO and all the
underpowered motors they give you now. It will just piss off the hot
head engineers who cry like little bitches that can't run straight up
now!  God help us all! I don't want to hear their bitchy little arsses
now but not being able to go faster will make it worse. Second think
about it. What's that going to do to the numbers? The average train
speed in 2017 was 40. How they going to explain the comparables being
worse. I smell sabatog! Something isn't right in Denmark! Doing 40 in
a 50 is better than 40 in a 60.  Something stinks about this!

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

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

The Board of Directors should decapitate:

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

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

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

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

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

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

If you cash in your CSX stock you have made money, now if you reinvest
it in a stock that pays a good dividen. It will continue to grow your
in a win win position. You would be surprised after letting it grow for
years how much money you will have. And if you need cash take the
divedens you make. And leave the principle lump sum invested.

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

Yes I watch the markets, cn cp stock is on its way down now because they
have to replace everything that Hh sold off when he was in charge.
Employees share program was a good deal. People made money, CSX stock
will make gains, buy it being top off with the assets sold not by
generating new revenue.  I see where cp and cn is now, shortage of
equipment employees etc. I would not buy railway stock with all the
risk involved. There are much better stock. If you want a monthly
dividen that pays 14.50 percent here is a ticker  to look at.  FTN

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

I have to agree with loco go to work do as required go home. I worked in
the yard at cp when Hh was there. They would pull you out of service for
any little thing. So we all did what was required of us nothing more or
less. No favours no or overtime, two managers would park in a truck
with binoculars and watch everyone. It did not matter how careful we
where they found something to pull you out of service for. They the
people in the ivory tower made the big bucks to make decisions. We did
not help them in anyway shape or form. Foote is doing this at CSX and
his methods are going to put CSX back years. Take these people for what
they are thieves, and they will line there pockets at anyoneís expense.
Only do what you are required to do and then go home. I figure you
people have about two more years of this bs.

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

Let us do a little math.

CSX pays Harrison 300 million while laying off 900 train crew. That 300
million would pay every single employee of that 900 $100,000 a year for
the next 3.33 years. Think about that. You may not have noticed how big
of an effect that would have on CSX... but your brain did.

Harrison takes the money then dies from the stress of realizing he is a
shit snake oil salesman with not a clue about quality or foresight into
understanding what it takes to invest in a company and take care of its
most critical component... its people.

Fast forward to this month when an over worked and tired CSX crew ends
their shift with a main line switch left open which sends an Amtrak
Engineer and Conductor to their deaths and injures over 100 passengers
and the resulting class action lawsuits that will after the lawyers
finish with CSX eat up another 20-40+ million or more not to mention
the millions of dollars in destroyed equipment all of which CSX is
liable for.

All of this of course happening while a saftey system designed to
detect unset switches was being repaired and no one thought to take
precautions to verify anything with no redundant safety systems active.

I believe Harrisons last words were somthing to the effect that all
heretics must be burned including all heretical customers who think
delays that shut down their factories exist.

When shit goes this wrong you need to focus on quality no matter what
it costs.

Do you job right from the top of the pyrimid CSX and all the way down
or vanish into the mist like all the other railroads before you who
also thought debt based money substitute fiat currency was what
mattered most. What you were actually supposed to be taking care of was
a service to society and your people and the preservation and
continuation of a great legacy that you have failed to live up to.

Sadly all of this falls on deaf ears of those in power who seek to burn
heretics in the hope that having less qualified crews and trains will
somehow get everything where it is supposed to be on time without
another disaster.

Name: Retired call backs
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 24 April 2018

They are short conductors and hoggers, they are hiring retired guys back
over $400.00 a day if they go to work or not getting paid for stand by.
Cp doing it donít know about cn.  See what you have to look forward to
CSX. Yes itís funny how things get turned around after there terror
campaign.

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

Hogger

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

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

If other carriers are offering$25000.00 to hire on, this is the standard
fee they give employees to relocate. And they would pay market price for
your house that was sold. So for a recruiting company that is offering
this relocation fee is a good deal. And they are not going to invest
that money in you, just to fire you on there property. When a carrier
canít move a train because they donít have, qualified crews it cost
them millions. A friend of mine was layed off, received a job with
different carrier, and loves it they treat him like gold. And never did
take recall from the company that layed him off.

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

Hh created the intimidation game  of firing people to get his way. Foote
doing the same thing. Treating employees like they are the enemy cutting
jobs to get the operating ratio down, mothballing and selling equipment.
And not serving customers and there needs. Employees that are fired or
layed off have options to work for other carriers. You are not moving a
train without the proper certifications. Like cn and cp the people that
where layed off found other work. Lots did not return, they need people
to run the trains yesterday and they donít have crews to do this. The
training of new people takes time,now all of a sudden qualified people
are important again. They will train many but only a portion will stick
it out after getting a taste of rr life. The stock at CSX is not
climbing like they had planned and I feel Hh pr plan is going to be
stale not bullish. If you are a qualified conductor or engineer take
that job at another carrier and donít look back at CSX.

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

Foote and the other managers previously from the Canadian railroads have
put us under their same model. CP and CN hiring and recruiting like
crazy. I never thought I would say it but CSX had better really come to
the table and make a serious offer on hourly. Why would we work under
same conditions for alot less money. Just as soon go to another
railroad and work. They need to understand (and even more so now) that
we are about the money now more than ever. Tired of watching them get
what they want without paying for it like they did at the other
railroads.

Name: Hourly Rate?
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 24 April 2018

LC. Email from who? I don't get where all this comes from. More false
posts on hourly. Trying to tease the guys along. We are losing great
experienced people to the other railroads. I think this is just a ploy
to keep people dangling on hopes of not leaving CSX.

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

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

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

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

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

Read Carefully!

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

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

With what you people are going threw at CSX with Foote cutting so many
jobs to manipulate the numbers. You all have certifications that is the
same as having money in the bank. If you are layed off from CSX. There
are lots of railroads in North America that would love to have you
working for them. Foote is going to pay down the road when they donít
have trained crews to run the trains. Watching that happen here in
Canada. You will go threw some rough times but will overall win the
fight and be more appreciated.

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

https://www.tripadvisor.ca/LocationPhotos-g154918-Jasper_Jasper_National_Park_Alberta.html
 work out of jasper this is your back tard

Name: Just a few google many more
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 23 April 2018

https://m.wowjobs.ca/jobs-train+conductor-jobs

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

Be adventurous come work for the railroad here, the province Iím from
there are 100000 fishing lakes. And the same in other provinces, get
your citizenship and your heath care is covered by the goverment. And
then you just by extra insurance if you want. Cn is hiring 2000
trainpeople to start so is cp. and there are smaller railroads hiring.
Hh cut the staff by over 30 percent at each railroad. Now they need
these people back and some. Check it out get away from bad relationship
etc. The summers are great across Canada. The winter harsh at times, but
is a great country to live and work in low crime.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Hh PR railroading is the sales pitch that Hh calls his raid. Foote knows
the script and is going forward with it. They want everyone to believe
that they are creating this mean lean machine that is going to have the
cash flowing in like water coming out of a tap. Recording false train
times dwell times and really it is a smoke screen to sell all the
assets of CSX. Lose many customers and valueable employees .They have
turned managers into useful idiots  to enforce there deceptions.once
they canít sell anything more they will jump ship. The next crew will
have to try and repair all the damage , just like they are doing now at
cn and cp.

Name: Dave
E-mail: dp@powerrail.ca
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 22 April 2018

If any of you are looking to hire on with a Class 1 railway that is
paying a signing bonus please contact us. Conductors and Engineers
required.

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

NOTICE! 

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

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

If your an experienced railroader and your certification is up to date.
You could get a work visa and get a job at any railroad in Canada in a
heart beat. They canít hire people fast enough, because Hh cut so many
jobs here. Ceo creel is sweating now that the stock is in decline and
he has to stop the bulliying now and settle the contract. And the
goverment is in no hurry to force strikers back to work if they strike.
Foote is doing the same thing at CSX. CSX will have to do the same thing
they have to do at cn and cp. CSX is in the cutting and bullying mode
now. I have a good idea how things are going to pan out at CSX. Just
buy watching what they did with us in Canada. A railroader is a
railroader. There are no boarders.

Name: Tricia Conner
E-mail: tconner@excelrail.com
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 21 April 2018

Please let me know if I can help any current or furloughed conductors
seeking immediate employment with a class 1 railroad. Email resume to
tconner@excelrail.com for consideration.  Looking forward to assisting
all that we can.

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

Car repair let them down greater you and do what they want. Hh cut so
many mechanical staff he had managers work there days off repairing
cars to try make up for the cuts. One year after Hh has been gone. They
hired thirty five more carman to meet the demands of maintance. And that
is system wide. They deferred repairs by storing cars to manipulate the
numbers for there quarterly reports. Steel on steel baby they can fix
it now or fix it later. But they know this. Just play the game. We win
in the end. Now in Canada they have to replace all the equipment they
sold. Replace the men they cut. Itís just a big raid for the greedy.

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

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/amp/business/article-cp-rail-strike-could-disrupt-passenger-train-service-operators-warn/

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

Your pay scale has to expire with present contract first. They canít
introduce it till next contract , I think thatís what they are gearing
up for!

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

Hourly wages

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

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

http://www.bnn.ca/cp-rail-starts-to-shut-down-operations-as-strike-looms-1.1062501

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 19 April 2018

Be Very carful what you say around your fellow so called union brothers
you might think there like minded but they could very easy be a manager
in the making you never know the best advice on the railroad is trust no
one the railroad is the most cut trout work place I have ever worked at
you think you can trust some one don't be fooled when they become
managers they join the good old boy club and they will do anything to
make a name for them selves but nothing like it is under this mantle
ridge leadership watch your backs and what you say and who you trust
because you never know because I've seen when some one becomes a
manager you mite think there ok at first but they go through the brain
washing and will turn there backs on there old buddies and once in
there is no turning back for them to make a name for theme selves.

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

Just a thought when Hh was at cn and cp. Management where putting failed
audits on employees file that management fabricated. And never notified
the employee or gave them a copy of failed audit. In one shop the union
found 160 fabricated failed audits attached to peopleís files. The
reason for this they figure is to make it easier to dismiss an
employee. Guys started looking a t there personnel files to see if
information was accurate. The confusion is not by mistake!!!!

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

Surprise!!!!  


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

Name: Hogger
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 18 April 2018

Mr hogger you complain about your conductor. In my day we would cover
for a mate lots had a crisis etc going on. We helped our mates on and
off the job. So many go threw divorce get bad news. And you know it is
hard to get time off work. If it was a repeated practice with the same
guy you take them a side and have the talk on his behaviour. Stick
together people especially now with all the changes.

Name: Stock manipulation
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 18 April 2018

When you take from peter to give to Paul, looks good for awhile. But
with that kind of thinking and formula it comes to a point. Losing half
your customers that generated revenue is not a  good model for cash
flow. Something has to compinsate for that lost revenue. Selling assets
cutting staff etc. But it will come to a head. When mantle canít extract
anymore value from CSX they will move on. Leaving new ceo to restock
equipment men etc. Just like cn and cp are doing now after they where
raided. By Hh and friends

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

CSX record profits 

Everyone knows they pad numbers. Everyone knows it all just a scam.
Hiding recrews on long haul freight under switcher tickets has been
going on for years. If the board of directors really wanted to get to
the truth they could. Following trains and documenting the cars
movements and locations along with real departure and arrival times
isn't rocket science. Gps shows the movements and crews could easily
testify what work they did in a court of law.  Now that there are
cameras every where it would be hard to call crew members liars and say
they didn't move a road train under a bogus ticket. 
Fact is its all a scam to get those profitable numbers out there to the
investors and stockholders to keep them happy and the numbers up. They
don't care. They want the returns. They want the stock prices rising. 
All big companies like Csx cook the books. Nothing's going to change
and no one cares. as long as someone is getting rich it's all good.
Joe blow sitting behind his desk at work making a profit doesn't care
how he gets it just as long as he does. Its America! Lie,manipulate and
scam to get rich!

Name: Loco
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 18 April 2018

Be careful what you wish for hogger, your going to be one man crew
before you know it. Like the saying goes, you donít know what you had
till itís gone.

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

Hogger you sit in your cumphy seat in the cab, itís not as nice as the
lazy boy in your living room. What is your job again, ahead two cars
stop back ten cars stop. Job stress to much for you ?

Name: csx record profit
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 18 April 2018

Yeah right, $650 million profit! I wonder since they just make up
numbers why they didn't say a higher number? We all know they lie
about the numbers. Especially the departure times, dwell times, recrew
rates, velocity, crew availability, and on and on. Very convenient to
make up numbers when YOU DETERMINE THE NUMBERS OFF YOUR OWN MADE UP
METRICS! Anyone who works for CSX knows all these numbers are made up
to sound good to the stockholders but we really know this company is
going downhill fast and its just a matter of time before its scrapped
out and sold to the highest bidder. There is no future CSX, no matter
what numbers they make up. The board of directors should all be fired
and put in jail for allowing this company to be taken over by a hedge
fund. The board of directors are responsible for the best interest and
future of this company. Then again, I know they are being paid off as
well. Proxy votes for the board of directors and shareholder buyback
are due by May 7. DRAIN THE SWAMP!!!!

Name: New tm
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 18 April 2018

I am glad to be with this new team.  It sure is awesome to watch this
company succeed.  The numbers don't lie!

Name: CSX Record Profits
E-mail: corporate@csx.com
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 18 April 2018

Today, after the market closed, CSX reported record profits of over
six hundred fifty million dollars ($650,000,000.00). And it seems that
Hunter Harrison's hand-picked successor was the right choice.

We salute you Mr. Foote...!And now, we'll swallow or pride and drink
all the CSX punch that you can provide!

Name: public eye
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 17 April 2018

CSX CEO and Board of Directors

Its a shame that you just cant see what the rest of us out here do when
we read post on here and we talk to your employees outside of work.
Union agreement violations, stealing money, bogus testing, taking
vacation and personal days away, fatigue from overworked employees
because of man power shortages, injuries from faulty and under
maintained equipment. Problems with your PTC and trip optimizer
programs which are both meant to help with efficiency and the safety of
the employee along with the inability to get a work orders for hours at
a time are just a few things we read about on this site all the time.
Then you have crews who sit for hours on a train waiting for a ride
because someone forgot to order them a ride or just didn't care too.
Forcing people to run on territories without the property training and
pilots as required by the railroads FRA orders and not getting the
proper books and documents that are needed is not acceptable from any
stand point. What has happened to your business? You would think being
a major class 1 railroad and in the public eye on a daily basis you
would take some pride in your company. Many invest in your company.
Many have family members affected by your decisions on a daily basis.
Have you no pride or honor in your company?  It just a sad shame you
don't care about doing the right thing and treating others as you
would expect them to treat you. Follow laws as other are expected to.
Honor written agreements that you signed with officials names on.  
Have you no shame?

Name: Friends
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 17 April 2018

Yes retired still read the blogs, I still have friends that are close to
retiring and help them with that. And Iím an investor on the stock
market. Lots pull there shares out of company and want to no where to
park there money for good returns. You can be retired and still have a
indirect connection to the railway.

Name: Retired
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 16 April 2018

I retired last year Iím third generation, one family member was killed
on rr. The rr was built on booze, it was not accepted at all when I
started, I had a good career on the rr.we worked in all conditions and
most of the guys helped each other. It was a tight community,and
management treated you with respect. I witnessed all the changes just
before I left. Cameras pulled out of service for next to nothing. If I
had to start now the way it is I wouldnít. I would work else where for
half the money. The generations of the past did have the best years on
the railway. Now itís like a consintration camp. I feel bad for the new
guys that work under the new conditions. Things where suppose to get
better for modern rr but it is more worse than ever. Good luck

Name: Me
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 16 April 2018

Retired Now,

  Funny how most of the Old Heads are gone now where I work, and most
of them said and thought the same way you do. The mentality that only
the old guys could get the job done and they would be missed when they
retired. Well that's not the case, I have 19 1/2 years in and I have
worked with 35-40 year conductors that weren't worth a Fuck and I have
worked with conductors that had 2-3 years in that could work and think
circles around some old heads. Same goes for old and new Engineers, you
either have it or you don't, you know that. Enjoy your Retirement.

Name: Lol
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 16 April 2018

In the event of a strike and management runs the trains at cp, they have
that hurry up get er done attitude. You will see more derailments with
these clowns, maybe ceo creel will go all out and buy managers sleeping
bags and pillows so they can sleep in the cab. Only in Canada you say.
Lol lol

Name: Strike
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 16 April 2018

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/amp/business/article-cp-railway-faces-possible-train-crew-walkout-as-union-members-vote-to/

Name: Pay back
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 16 April 2018

You guys at CSX are now where we where with Hh at cn and cp. itís
contract time look north and see the fucken ceo creel and friends are
going to get. CSX will pay for all there shit to down the road.

Name: Retired Now
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 16 April 2018

What I see & read on this website = none of you could've hacked it in
the days gone by.  Posting anything regarding such is a pure waste of
time - would just be answered with asinine, smart, snotty comments from
persons that have no real clue.  FNGs are the worst.  Plenty of douche
bags that aren't worth minimum wage earning six figures a year or
close complain about taxes & union dues.  Most engineers today
wouldn't make a dimple on a real engineer's butt.  Most conductors
today can't switch a bean out of a bag of noodles without making extra
unnecessary moves, if they can handle that.  Babysat lots of both.  Most
supervisors are a PITA too account very little, if any, experience out
in the field but they have the power to impose discipline.  Yeah, am
well aware of all of today's rules, etc.    Railroading never was &
never will be, for everybody.
Glad to be outta there.

Name: Train crews
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 16 April 2018

My first three years on the rr I was a conductor. It got to me going to
work all hours of the day. And to sit in the same seat for hours on a
end staring at two rails was not for me. I transferred to the
mechanical department. Which was a much better fit for myself. To be a
trainman you have to be cut out for it, but was not for me. Now with
cameras on you must really suck.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 16 April 2018

Federal regulators put CSX rail sale on hold. Just read on Jacksonville
Business Journal

Name: Injuries
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 16 April 2018

I worked rr thirty five years with one injury. All the injuries you have
listed,either your an unsafe worker, or a hypochondriac. Either way with
all your injuries you must of been away more from work than you where on
the job.

Name: Lc pay
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 16 April 2018

If your lc is off a lot , he is most likely getting full pay still by
the union, he just has to show heís off on union business. Itís a good
gig!!!!

Name: Engineer 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 16 April 2018

Brothers 

LOCKER CLAIMS....LOCKER CLAIMS.....LOCKER CLAIMS!

Name: Up
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 16 April 2018

the ble lc needed another extended weekend. He's off again.  our lc
marked up late last night went to work and it wasn't a dh.

Name: Loco
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 16 April 2018

XLC 
 
THANKYOU! I'm guessing you are a real ex rep. You addressed both
unions. You pointed out some serious issues and handed out more info
than any of our active reps have done. I looked at the crew and
division messages you talked about and you were right. The engineers
bid card for the INIW IP POOL HAS A DIFFERENT DISCRIPTION for working
limits advertised than the crew/division messages. As far as I'm
concerned the bid cards should trump the messages. We depend on the bid
cards to be right. That's how we make decisions on our bids each week.
The conflict in info is just more crap that is a regular issue with
this circus every day. You got inside people to keep you informed
please keep us in the loop. What the hell is happening with this crap.
Why isn't this issue being addressed with the members. Is the bid
cards what we should trusting to be true or are we supposed to expect
to be blind sided with more changes that are listed in the messages.
This is a frickin joke! Isn't there anyone in the union with a set of
balls that will step in an get some order around here?  This is just an
embarrassing horse and pony show any more.

Name: NEW UP V. PRES
E-mail: csanborn@up.com
Employed as: Conductor, for N/A
Posted: 15 April 2018

UP'S newly hired Western Regional Vice President, is introducing the
idiots in Omaha, as to, what "Precision Railroading" is.
Train crews are quietly elated about common sense railroading without
the benefit of field managers delaying/stopping trains for petty safety
speeches!
The spotlight is now shining on the XO Cameron Scott and his worthless
alter ego, SK Keller (AKA, Dumb and Dumber). They didn't have clue
about basic train scheduling!

Name: Istop4donuts
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 15 April 2018

Up

It sounds like we work on the same sub.  Our LC is about 4ft and he's
a hothead who is marked of constantly.  The utu Lc and Previous Lc mark
off every weekend and threw the week.

Name: Training
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 15 April 2018

To the person paying $6500 for training to get a railway job, you can
claim that on you income tax and make that money back in a short time.
A person that goes to a trade school or college for up to four years
pays a hell of a lot more. And when not in school working minimum wage
job to keep paying tuition. I work for the railway, I donít know why
you are looking for sympathy!!  And on the railway you have better job
security than most any other employer. When you have a democratic
goverment that pays for all these people with five kids or more to be
on welfare, the tax payers pay for all the freebies these bums get.
With trump he has saved lots of tax payers money by cutting these bums
off welfare. The middle class people have always paid the bill for the
rich and the poor. Enjoy your life the best way you can pal. Time flys.

Name: Up
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 15 April 2018

well the utu Lc and his bitch (xlc) laid off union again. Those two are
off every weekend union.   The Lc marks off a lot Mon-Thurs too.  and
manages to mark up just in time to catch a deadhead or a mailtrain. 
The Midget that represents the ble is off all the time too. 

Is it like this on other subdivisions?

Name: North America 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 15 April 2018

Railroader work crazy hours in all kinds of weather. Most on the job
training is on pay. You have good medical early retirement, and great
pay. And your not in a physically demanding job. i:e walking throwing a
switch applying hand brakes if you struggle with this get wimpy self to
the gym!And company share options. A lot of people that work 9 to 5
both man and women in the house both  work and still donít make what a
single railroader makes. I New a hogger that bitched all the time he
was at work and off the job. Well they ended up firing him with cause.
Now that he works in the real world itís not so great. His exact words
now are he would blow the boss in front of every one to get his hogger
job back. You donít know what you have till itís gone. Most people
learn that the hard way!!!

Name: Ha ha
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 15 April 2018

Ha ha I retired with 35 years on the railroad liked my job most of the
time, and made more money than most of the people I know. My point was
you make good money. The more you make the higher the deductions. Buy
so many complain and hate working at the railroad. So if it is to much
resign and work outside the rr for a third of the money.

Name: Money
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 15 April 2018

$44000.00 gross $22000.00 in fourteen weeks is great money. Try to earn
that kind of money outside the railroad with just a high school
education. Your pention everything is deducted for your future also.
You are putting in long hours at work,your not roofing or pouring
cement. Put things in perspective. There are lots of people that would
trade you jobs!!!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for N/A
Posted: 15 April 2018

yea. its real easy to make it to a union meeting. i think i will lay off
and get points. i dont have the option of laying off union business. the
only thing i can plan is not being able to make a plan.

Name: TIRED/UNSAFE
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 15 April 2018

Payin the RRBoard people

Just looked at my pay stub. Ive made 44,000 this year so far and have
brought home 22,000.  Less than half what I have made.  Screw this. Ive
been worked into the ground and Im tired as hell.  Think I will file for
FMLA!  Oh, and Im one of the suckers who got their Personal day taken
away from me when they decided they were going to punish us for not
working enough and freeze them until April 7th. Screwed me out of my
little boys birthday party.  Yeah, us railroaders are soooo rich!  Hey
union reps.... what kind of punishment are you going to impose on the
company for screwing with the caps and violating our union agreement.  
Score....Hunter from the grave 1....Unions 0 !

Name: Meetings
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 14 April 2018

There where lots of times I would show up at a union meeting and they
had to cancel it, because there was not enough people. Other than the
reps and two members. You would get a turn out if there was a big issue
looming. That is the way it is now days no one could be bothered. When I
started in 1980 most meetings where standing room only and management
did not want any trouble with the union, I remember about ten years
ago. A manager said when you guys had a union my job was a lot harder,
and now he tells members to get to work, work threw breaks and has no
concern about the union rules. So the lack of interest in your union
gives management free reign with you. Now everyone is spineless, to
busy for meetings or involvement. Rules being broken peoples jobs cut.
And a hand full of reps are suppose to make everything beautiful all
the time. And when the minimum amount of members vote on an issue. The
ones that did not vote seem the most pissed off and blame the union.
You pay union dues to protect your jobs and your future employment. But
if you sit back and watch it all taken away without putting up a fight
and blame everyone else for the outcome. If someone is going to take
away something from me Iím going to make it as hard as I can for them
to do it. And then once the company has made its mind up to sell
everything there is not much anyone can do anyways.

Name: Conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 14 April 2018

Another frickin xlc  
Got to wonder how many of you xlc's are really xlc's.  If you are
then you would know they did away with the safety commitee. At least
they did at my terminal. And why I'm the hell would anyone out their
faith in a union that won't even take the time to let us know what the
hell is going on. The FRA is the best bet in this situation. When the
time comes and I'm thrown in the mess I'll be giving them a call.

Name: Xlc
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 14 April 2018

Xlc there you go again is someone else going to look into it. You have a
health and safety committe call them, you have a phone call fra. There
are lots of branches in your union keep calling. Why would you take the
word of tm or any management. Ask them to show you the bullit on
training. You have the right by law to refuse unsafe work. If someone
told you ya we started jumping off bridges  would you follow. Or ask
questions for your own safety.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 14 April 2018

I worked for this chicken shit company for almost 20 years and one day
my entire craft was laid off and all I got was phone call by a manager
who is one of the laziest who went out of his way to put his work on
others but with my craft laid off they have other crafts doing are work
and some don't have fifth my years of service in and how is that fair
and I'm not alone and the union don't seem to be able or willing to
do anything this was a cleat contract violation but that means nothing
to this company and its managers that went to hunter camp but worst of
all they take on them selves to screw people over to think its going to
make them look important they will get there's in the end.

Name: conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 14 April 2018

XLC

This effected the conductors as well. Im not qualified on both runs and
I was told that a TM said the conductor can be qualified by the
engineer. I know engineers are not allowed to use conductors as pilots.
Just how in the hell is an engineer going to teach me everything on the
job while he's up in the cab and Im on the ground. What are we
supposed to do? Do job briefings and try to discuss every single step
over the radio? This is a frickin safety issue. I also heard that the
company was bulking on a having classes and getting us the rules books
on the foreign line territory we are going to be working on.  This
whole thing was done without any safety consideration for the crews at
all. Has anyone asked the FRA how this is supposed to be handled? How
about the engineers. Have they talked at all on how they plan on
qualifying conductors from the cab?
This is just another stupid move that this company does all the time.
Should have had classes and got foreign line books out to everyone
ahead of time and at least prepared them. Someone needs to give the
foreign line a heads up on whats happening so they can get ready to
help us out with their guys!

Name: Louisville slave
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 14 April 2018

Playing yardmaster, 1 day would not shut up ab the onboard and harassed
ab ot. Then with only 15 min til relief showed up, sent crew back out
to do more work, which couldn't have been done cuz another job was
working in same area and was blocked for 30 min, could have waited 15
min for next shift to come on. Trying to play yardmaster isn't
something he can handle apparently.

Name: XLC
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 14 April 2018

BLET/UTUE MEMBERS

I just got an email that stated that CSX/CMC did not violate any rules
in regards to notifying the engineers at Avon that there were going to
be changes to the west end pools
.

Per Article 74  of the SSA the CMC has to issue a message stating any
changes in on/off duty points, working limits, rate of pay, etc, Has to
be advertised early enough so that engineers can adjust their bid cards
accordingly.  Since they posted it in the crew management messages that
we can all view at work they claim they have followed the agreement with
no violations.

How many people actually read the crew management messages on a regular
basis.  OK people, its time to get it together. If this is how we are
going to be given a heads up on all the future changes that we are
headed for with the new CEO then we all have to stay on this! 

Another disturbing bit of info I was given was the unions are claiming
they had no idea that this was going down and was a done deal with the
company.   BULL CRAP!  If it was in the messages with the company then
there is no way in hell they wouldn't know. They started adding
messages 4 weeks ago sending hints this was going to happen. Look at
the Job descriptions in the JAD. Look at the crew management messages.
They conflict with each other. One says no days off and the other says
6-2. Other things conflict as well as the rate of pay for the salem
run. No way in hell the Unions don't know this is going on.  If they
say they don't they are blowing smoke up everyone's butts and
treating their own LC'S like they are retarded idiots! That's right!
Retarded. I said it!
The company is supposed to give the Unions a 30 day notice of any
changes they are going to implement in order for both parties to meet
and discuss the issues. If any union official says they didn't know
then they are just lying through their teeth. I don't believe for one
minute that CSX blindsided them and failed to let them know. They might
have done it in a way that left them fumbling in the dark trying to find
it but there is no doubt they did. Posting it on the CMC messages is not
the proper way to notify the unions. If they pulled a stunt like this
then its just plain dirty pool and that is grounds to file charges
against CSX for not negotiating in good faith.  We need some answers.
We need to know why our unions are playing dumb and keeping the LCs out
of the loop. This is bull crap.

In the meantime everyone needs to read the CMC messages everyday and
the minute they see a change they need to notify their GC and their
LC's immediately. No more playing games! The game is on! Stand
together brothers!

Name: Not fooled
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 14 April 2018

Not fooled your a 100 percent right, you reap what you sow. If everyone
put a grievance in on the same rules broken. And maybe it is the same
manager violating the rule. The union has to address it and so does the
company. It might take a while but the paper trail is there. One thing I
found with Hh and his team, they put every little infraction on your
personal file and where even caught making shit up putting on an
employees file. So when you where on the mat you looked like a terrible
employee. Our union randomly checked employees files and found lots of
false information being entered on peopleís files. In one shop they
found 160 entries that where made up and put on employees files. If the
members started putting in grievances as group or individual grievance,
there is a record of it and it will be addressed in time. And it also
shows that the company is not honouring the collective agreement. The
union reps cannot. Take gossip or rumours to an arbitrator. The reps
needs facts on paper to present at these hearings. So help yourself and
other members by filing a grievance. And when the company gets tired of
dealing with grievances maybe they will change there behaviour. But
again to do nothing you will just get more of the same treatment. Itís
your union brothers and sisters. Our guys in Canada never let up on Hh,
at the end of the day he had to deal with the grievances and make the
members whole. It took a while but the union did there job and the
system worked. And Hh was pissed.

Name: loco
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 14 April 2018

Notfooled

It sad to say but you are right. I remember when my dad was a member of
a union. Grew up in a house hold of die hard union members. His union
always kept them in the loop and the union reps always had information
posted on their union boards. His legislative reps and international
reps always kept up with him and the workers and made regular visits to
the shop. The unions we have now are so corrupt its not even laughable
anymore. they know the more we know the more power we have as a group.
The more info we have and the better educated we are the better chance
we have of calling them out when something underhanded is going on. In
my dads shop if they caught a union rep horse trading grievances under
the table or dealing with management in a way that would put a member
under the bus they kicked his ass and got him out of office. No room
for that bull crap. No one cares anymore which makes no sense. You work
your ass off out here and give up your family life to pay your money to
a union that acts like they don't have to tell you a damn thing or ask
your opinions. They come up with side letters and make work rule changes
without even getting the members involved. Your right. They do a lot of
shit which is against our rights as union members. The local chairman
don't tell you shit and act like they are in managements pockets. 
The biggest problem of all is that no one puts claims in because they
get denied or it take months to get one settled. What the idiots don't
understand is the claims ARE NOT THEIR TO SUPPLEMENT THEIR INCOME! I get
so sick of hearing them all saying whats the point if you cant get paid.
The claims are their to fine/punish the company for violating our
agreements. They are not their as extra income. Put the damn claims in.
Even if they are denied forward them and keep the paper trail going. You
cant get any abuse stopped if you don't put in the claims and start a
paper trail. If people would stop thinking that the claims are just
another boost to their paychecks and they are really a way to draw
attention to their violations maybe they would put them in. But then
people are so lazy out here and dont care anymore. I put my claims in.
I don't expect to get a dime out of them. I do expect to get answers
from my Union Rep on their progress and expect my money they take to be
spent on keeping me in the loop. My rep thinks Im a pain in the ass but
he took the job and I expect him to do his job. Cant handle the heat
get the hell out of the kitchen!

Name: Louisville slave
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 14 April 2018

Louisville trainmaster/yardmaster john anderson is a dumbass worthless
excuse for a manager. Treats his guys like shit and doesnt need to be
working here

Name: Union canada
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 13 April 2018

I retired just before Hh left, and Hh gave our unions a run for there
money. I was pulled out of service twice under Hh. Union got me back
with back pay. A majority of people fired under Hh where returned to
work with full benefits. Over all I give the unions in Canada an 8 out
of 10. The reps that did not do there jobs where voted out. Attending
union meetings is where I found out the critical information on what
was going on. And our national reps attended local halls and brought us
up to speed on what was going on and we questioned them on everything.
Yes you get the lazy reps. That think they are part of management, but
they donít last long when they are voted back to the field. It sends a
message to the rest of them. I think on some railways there is a lack
of involvement by the members. They only get worked up where changes
where made that they donít like but never bothered voting on. And are
to lazy to read the collective agreement and to lazy to put a grievance
in when the rules are violated. So when you sit back and do nothing ,
you get the same results nothing.

Name: iStop4Donuts
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 13 April 2018

Just received email.  Hourly rate will be set at 23.25/hr.  Have a Nice
Day.

Name: not fooled
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 13 April 2018

Brothers

The writing is on the wall. With the push of a newer super pool at avon
yard without any given notice from any union official including the
LC's as well, we are all going to get screwed and lose all of our
seniority rights and choice of working conditions. Come on people!!!
Wake the hell up. How did anyone find out what was going down. They
read it in the crew management messages on the computers at work. Its
total bullshit that you have to find out anything that they may be up
to by reading the damn company computers. Where the hell is our union
representation. People got screwed over on their bid cards because
there were no real official warnings from anyone that it was a done
deal and was going down. The men who were screwed because they didn't
have their bid cards changed need to file Ethics charges against crew
management and demand a statement from their unions. If the bid cards
still contained the wrong information and no official notification was
sent out that is grounds to file suit. This is just another example of
the total lack of respect for the employees and the inept actions of
the officials at CSX. Why does this crap continue year after year after
year. It has nothing to do with Foote or his  cronies. This has been
going on with this company for the last 20 years. They were a joke the
day they took over conrail. As for the unions we have no one to blame
but ourselves. We have ever right to sue them by federal law. Read the
LMRDA rights for union members in the United states. We close our eyes
and turn away and now we have unions who disrespect us to the point
that we cant even get an answer from them or any notices of changes
that are occurring in the work place. Its just a sad joke anymore. When
the hell is it going to stop! If we all put a hold on our union dues,
you can bet your bottom dollar we would get their attention. That's
the only thing that will work. Hit them in the pocket book. Right now
as far as Im concerned they are stealing us blind and not representing
us to the fullest extent possible. Leaving us in the dark all the time
and relying on the company rumor mill to learn anything is totally
unacceptable! Something has to give and soon!

Name: Last post
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 13 April 2018

Yes I think this last post is the way CSX is going to unfold. Makes a
lot of sense to divide, CSX up for sale to highest bidders. I think
that is why CSX could care  a less about losing so many customers. The
new owners can worry about them. Foote will suck every dollar out of
CSX. Then head back to Canada, just like Hh did in Canada to cn and cp.
It is a bloody shame they can come in and do this to a company, not
giving a shit about employees and there families.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 12 April 2018

Foote will not make it that long. Once everything is sold and cuts are
made. Blood will be in the water and the sharks will come. CSX will
eventually be sold off and gobbled up by the other big boys. Piece by
piece we will become other railroads. Certain corridors will be more
beneficial to some and not others. The ones of us who choose to remain
will be working for some other company. CSX will only be available in
history lessons and books. This model is simply not sustainable over
time. .Just look to CN and CP for proof of this.I personally think that
UP will become the first coast to coast railroad in America along the
Southern portion of the US and then the BNSF and NS will strike a deal
for the Northern portion. Shrinking our size will also shrink our
impact and importance . All about the money. Not hard to show better
efficiency with much lower volume. It ain't rocket science, but to
hear everyone praise them it is like they have discovered something
new. Just a great big Yard Sale. And you can bet everything has a price
tag on it. I leave you with my best piece of advice. PRAY ABOUT
EVERYTHING AND WORRY ABOUT NOTHING!

Name: Cuts
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 12 April 2018

Here is what I think Foote will do he in the next few years cut as many
employees as he can. Then when CSX has skeleton crews,and they all fear
losing there jobs, and there being no resistance, thatís when he will
try and make all the changes. Each contract he will take and take. But
he has to get the remaining employees feeling really vulnerable.

Name: Wages
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 12 April 2018

If you want to find out what CSX is planning to offer you. Go on google
the contract of cn and cp employees that work on the USA side of the
company. Or better yet if you can talk to one of the cn cp guys, they
would be able to give you people some advice. Those people been threw
it all working for Hh for four years.

Name: No doubt 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 12 April 2018

Before signing anything, you better consider how much your livelihood,
your family, spending time with family are worth. Personally I wouldnít
sell my soul for no less than 50 bucks an hour. Once the Railroad has
you then your life is done. 30 years experience talking here. Just what
is your freedom worth?

Name: Notanidiot
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 12 April 2018

Karma. 
What kind of Moron are you. Do you think for one minute that the
union's are going to let you in on anything. I haven't been able to
get a straight answer from one damn LC in months. One finally came
clean and admitted their being stone walled and just smoke blown up
their ass. Just found out a few hours ago I'm being forced on a supper
pool that was never put in writing with notice to us as a change in  our
union agreement work rules. the engineer bid cards still have separate
pools and did when we updated our cards. They forced assigned guys to
bullshit jobs that didn't have all the pools they combined on their
bid cards. IT'S A TOTAL VIOLATION OF OUR WORKING CONDITIONS, THE JAD
AGREEMENT AND OUR RIGHTS UNDER OUR AGREEMENT AS DUES PAYING MEMBERS.
The union's sold us out and blind sided us. Not one single
notification to all members that they were agreeing with the changes.
This is a violation of our agreement between members and the union. 
So get your head out of your ass. They want you dumb, ignorant and out
of the loop. It makes it easier to come in for the kill. It's gone far
enough. It's time for the members to sue the shit out of the union's
for misrepresentation. We have federal laws that protect us from this
crap. Enough is enough! This is just god damn frickin unbelievable!
Robbing us blind and filling their pockets while treating us like low
class members with no say what do ever.

Name: Karma
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 12 April 2018

All this talk from the Gossip Queens about the BLE/CSX hourly rate
negotiations.  Does anyone have a internet link, article or letter to
validate these rumors?  Didn't think so, just more B.S. rumors.

Name: Fine print
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 12 April 2018

I retired last year. My advice to all of you Foote is pretty  crafty,
and wants bang for his buck. Any contract CSX puts on the table it will
not be for your benefit. I strongly suggest to look past the $$$$$ signs
and really take the time to read everything including any fine print or
sucker words.

Name: RealLC
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 12 April 2018

LC LOCO 
You think your real cute. Guess what prick,your not. Your just the kind
of trash that causes all of us problems. You stir your shit and get
people in an uproar. You say that joke deal is more than we deserve? It
might be all you deserve because you couldn't get a descent job
anywhere else with that mouth but the rest of us who work hard, sold
our souls out here and have given up any quality of life not only
deserve it but we deserve the right to keep job choices as well.
Seniority is everything out here. Only person who wants all the jobs
combined and all choices taken away are the new cubs who just whine and
cry all the time because their not moving up the ladder as fast as they
want. We all had to do our time. Railroading is not for kissy cry
babies. I don't care if they offer 100 bucks an hour. Being used as a
whiping boy with no job rights or choices is total bull shit. I can
live on my 4500 a half on the job I CHOSE! Shut your pie hole and grow
up or go find a job that wipes your ass for you. The hourly rate WILL
NOT COME WITHOUT JOBS BEING COMBINED OR DRASTICALLY CHANGED! IT'S PART
OF THE DEAL THEY WANT!

Name: SMH
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 12 April 2018

Sounds to me that the SMART Union is being Smart by holding off on
negotiations.. BLET JUMPED TO QUICK ON THIS..!!! makes a Employee
wonder how much of a kick back that they got.. We BLETCHLEY suckers
need to atleast get 46 dollars an hour just to break even at where
we're at now..!!!! You're going to lose big... Sit down and do the
math... 


Name: Lc2
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 12 April 2018

Only the BLET has reached an agreement. The not so SMART is not
negotiating. Just because they reached a deal doesn't mean it will
pass a vote. That's up to the members.

  View This Article

Name: Lc2
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 12 April 2018

Only the BLET has reached an agreement. The not so SMART is not
negotiating. Just because they reached a deal doesn't mean it will
pass a vote. That's up to the members.

Name: LC
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 11 April 2018

I'm just messing with you guys.  Our General Chairman are total
complete jokes, but I don't think even they would be stupid enough to
agree to anything lower than $40 per hour. Some of you guys really bit
on this one.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 11 April 2018

That figure is not even worth considering. They better get close to the
CP money if they want the hourly contract. CSX is not being smart.
Stock is not going nowhere. Wall Street is onto them. No value in
cutting a business out of business. They see what is happening with CP
and CN having to scramble to get people. I do not believe there is even
an offer on the table. But if this is accurate. It is a slap in the face
compared to the other carriers these guys came from. We should not value
ourselves any less than the CP employees. The hourly rate is just all
rumors at this point.

Name: LC
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 11 April 2018

En 1-10

Give up what rights?   We don't have shit.  You best vote yes. We
can't get a better offer in this political field.  That's more money
than any of us deserve.  The GCs have went above and beyond for us.  I
think they deserve our thanks for all their sleepless nights working on
this deal.  I'm truly grateful for their leadership and all they
selflessly  do.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 11 April 2018

I think LC is full of $h*t who would forfeit all their rights for 5 or 6
dollars an hour ? No more limits all local jobs in a pool so no need for
extra boards no overtime until 10 hours no claims ! Really sounds like a
good deal to me....

Name: Lc 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 11 April 2018

Are you still trying to bait people with your bull shit post. Keep
trying pal, lol.

Name: LC
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 11 April 2018

Just received information today 4-11-18.  The proposed hourly rate of 
$36.45/hr has been agreed upon.  There will be a vote by the membership
sometime in May.  It was a hard fought fight by  our elected
representation.  I'd like to thank each and everyone for their
determination in negotiating such a long past due hourly rate.
All union members should be proud. This is a historic victory.

Name: Hourly Rate?
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 11 April 2018

Where is the information on hourly rate coming from? This is becoming
one of our biggest obstacles is trying to shift through all the rumors.
Please only post what is truely informative. Like where is this
information coming from. I know that we will not be notified until an
agreement is reached and then look to vote. But just speculative
posting is what gets all the guys worked up. And now this will spread
so fast and only to have no real information.

Name: O ya
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 11 April 2018

At CSX this is only year one of Mantle and Foote. They are just getting
started with the cuts they will be cutting for the next three years.
Word of advice , that new truck you want to buy donít do it. Better
keep any savings you have in the bank. Rainy days are coming with this
bunch Foote and mantle. You havenít seen nothing yet.

Name: Cuts
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 11 April 2018

Well the norm for cutting jobs with these guys is 1/3 of employees that
is what they did in Canada. Now that Hh is gone from Canada they Re
hiring people back like crazy. At CSX they will keep cutting till the
operating ratio is under sixty percent. They donít care if CSX can run
properly or if they lose more customers. It is to get the share price
up for mantle ridge. It is legal robbery of CSX. Just like they did in
Canada. Cn cp have to spent millions on locos and other equipment that
was sold off. It will get a lot worse at CSX before it gets better.
Read on what they did to cn and cp that is what your going to see at
CSX.

Name: Retire 55
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 11 April 2018

One thing about the railways in Canada, we retire at 55 if you have a
total of 85 points. Age and years of service together have to be 85. I
started at age 20 and retired at age 55. My pention fully paid, 35
years,I could of stayed longer but then you are working for nothing. It
is great to have to pay into a defined pention plan. Iím sitting at home
getting checks where a lot of people put nothing away and depend on
goverment pention at 65 which is poverty level. Itís funny your union
in USA has not negotiated retirement at 55.

Name: iStop4donuts
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 11 April 2018

Thanks, I needed another dip shit to tell me not to believe the post on
here.   I come on here and read this non-sense for deviant
entertainment purposes only.  It's mind blowing how stupid the men I
work with are. If there is ever an hourly rate and someone ends up on
the street.  BIG DEAL!!!  If I end up on the street.  BIG DEAL!!!

Name: LC
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 11 April 2018

ISTOP4DONUTS

And you know of this information how?  Have you seen any approval
letters or inside emails? You going on rumors or did someone in upper
management confirm this with you. If so then who was it? Come clean if
you have some kind of inside information! How would you know anything
about the hourly rate discussions and what is on Foote's desk!

Name: Hourly rate
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 11 April 2018

The post on hourly rate, says $. 1800.00 more for doing same job.
Someone is just trying to bait you on here. Do you think CSX is going $
to give you $1800.00 more than you already get because they like you.
Wait till the bullitin is posted before you believe anything.

Name: Istop4donuts
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 11 April 2018

Hourly

It wasn't a week ago someone posted how the unions put a stop to all
the hourly rate rumors.  Now it's on Foote's desk for approval. 

No one cares about the new hire getting laid off.  If we can make a
lirttle more screw them.

Name: Cameras
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 11 April 2018

Just as I was retiring they put cameras in our shop. The guys use to
hussle get there  work completed and go for a smoke break. So now with
the cameras the people go by the book to the letter. The company hates
it because they are finding more defects than what the equipment came
in for. And the repaired  numbers have dropped, and hours worked on
equipment is way up. Sometimes a company does not know when they have a
good thing going for it. New age railroading now I told some of the new
hires how good it use to be and it was a pleasure to come to work. Now
they just want to treat people like robots and find fault. It sure is a
shitty way to treat employees. That is why employees have no loyalty to
companies anymore They get back what they give,

Name: Hourly Rate
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 11 April 2018

Well this just in,

The BLET has reached an agreement on hourly rate. No details yet, but
it is on footes desk for approval. After he signs then it will go up
for a vote. Guys, please think about the implications an your fellow
junior co-workers before you vote. Yes, you will earn an average of
more than 1800.00 above what you make now a half but think of all the
little people before you vote. It's not just about you.....

Name: Signal Shop Employee
E-mail: No way
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for N/A
Posted: 10 April 2018

Oh my were to begin. I only hope other shop employees see this and
contribute. But as the lead in says, I hope my more literate and not
some of my complete idiot coworkers join in.  

1st. Field guys think we have it made. In some ways yes, we are
spoiled. We're home every night. We aren't on call. In other ways and
I hope the field guys take this to heart, we are screwed. We are stuck,
most of us cant bid out. Its like being in jail. We have 2 managers
running around watching us and nitpicking us. Please take note of this,
when we get nitpicked it really goes over and above what the situation
calls for. Example, we had a guy scratch his poor finger with a
screwdriver bit. 1st reportable injury in 25+ years. We all suffered on
account of this one dickless wonder. None of the rest of us would think
about turning in a sissy injury, but it didn't matter. Instead of
thanking the rest of us we had to sit and listen to rants. We got
useless training. We got more ranting.  

2nd. Speaking of managers. Ours has some mental health issues. No joke.
No exageration. The guy is egotistical and childish That is the good
side. The bad side? He is off the charts nuts when ever he feels any
job pressure. Temper fits have been observed. When ever a guy pisses
him off he asks the foreman all the pertinent questions trying to get
the guy with something. Our clerks have a great HR claim, if any of
them grow a set and start calling on him. 

3rd. Our material/assistant manager. This poor guy has no authority. As
a material manager he cant change pricing. He is totally dependent on
our procurement people. 2 guys, a clerk and a foreman were told to stop
contacting procurement. The reason being if they contacted them the
people in procurement would start wondering why we needed a material
manager. They were told that we had to justify our material managers
job. 

4th. Morale? The only people working in the shop that claims to love it
right now are butt sucking fakey types or complete idiots. Today is
4-10-18, in one building 3 guys are actively looking for a new company
to work for. 1 has a job offer. 2nd is applying with Norfolk Southern.
3rd could work for the Ports.

The Signal Shop is not the wonderful place the field guys immagine. Now
we have cameras, 1st was all over outside. Next we're getting cameras
inside. Couple that with managers up your A%% all the time. Some might
say, if your in your work area doing what your supposed to be doing you
don't have anything to worry about. Yeah, OK but when you have a
manager that looks for anything he can to F**ck with his employees it
doesn't matter.

The shop has become the Savannah Correctional Facility. The work
atmosphere is toxic. I used to care. Now I show up for work and watch
the clock counting down the minutes until I can go home. Each day I
come to work I wonder what kind of BS will come up before the day is
done. The foreman in one building hates his job and isnt shy about
saying it. Another foreman is retiring soon, sooner than he wanted to
earlier. God bless cameras.

Name: Compisation
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 10 April 2018

A co worker was laid off his home terminal went and worked at another
terminal then was laid off there. He found out that a junior employee
was called back in his home terminal. He put a grievance in because the
company would not correct the mistake. He sat at home for nine months
before getting called back. His grievance went to arbitration  and he
received full back pay. The company was in a clear violation of the
collective agreement. So when they say go away and shut up put a
grievance in and keep a copy for yourself. If the company is wrong the
arbitrator will rule in your favour and make you whole. If you do
nothing you will get the same results nothing. That is how I bitch I
put grievance in and ask the lc all the time how it is progressing.

Name: Pennies
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 10 April 2018

Yes I hear you went threw it, gets frustrating. I put in a grievance
every time I got screwed left a paper trail and stayed on the union
rep. To see how my grievance was progressing. I found you have to work
with the tools you have. And if everyone put a grievance in for the
same things they the company would soon get the message. But there are
so many that donít. That is why the company keeps dining it. They know
most employees will let it slide. So they smile and keep doing it.
There are other ways also to recoup your money slow down. But people
want to get home so bad they take all the short cuts and again screw
themselfs. There is a price to pay when a person is lazy and canít take
ten minutes to fill out a grievance, it is very easy to do.

Name: Istop4donuts
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 10 April 2018

Blah blah blah.

Name: Attitude
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 10 April 2018

All my years on the railroad there was two kinds of people. The people
that complained about everything they complained about everything at
work and would phone the wife and belittle her. And would try to drag
everyone around them into there negative fog. Lots of these guys ended
up divorced and did not live long after retirement. Then there where
the guys that woke up and where thankfully to just being alive having a
good paying job healthy kids, and would call his wife and talked nice to
her. In a lot of cases when your negative all the time it affects your
health over time. The person with the positive attitude felt a lot
better most of the time. Attracted people around them because they
where not a threat.  It is up to you how you want to move threw life.
Life is a hard teacher, you donít have to make it harder on yourself
and others around you. There is lots going on at CSX you will get threw
it. Most of us have, the pay is good the work not that hard. When you
let Foote and gang get you down they win. Go to work and smile when
they get on your case put your time in and thatís all you are required
to do. Have a good day.

Name: Crews
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 10 April 2018

There has been concern about shortage of staff, and crews been worked at
up. Big deal CSX can only work you so many hours per week. If they are
short staff that is CSX problem to worry about. The planners make a lot
more money than you do to plan train runs. Just go to work when it is
your turn then go home after your time is up. Itís not that hard to
figure out, and if they are short crews it makes your job more secure
and less of a chance to fire you. Who cares if there are crews working
else where it does not affect you, maybe you can pick up some overtime.
Look at the positive not the negative all the time.

Name: Agreements
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 10 April 2018

In my 35 years the best managers where the problem solvers.  If a person
screwed up sometimes the union and manager could make a deal where
employee admitted fault sent home for a week with out pay. No
investigation nothing put on file. The employee took his lumps everyone
else got the message. And a lot of money was saved on investigation and
arbitration. In the long run it was a win for the company and union,
and employee learnt his lesson. Now the company wants to grand stand
and show there muscles at a big expense, and the outcome is usually the
same. But the man with the gold makes the rules. There is a lot of
wasted resources dishing out punishment. There is easy way and hard way
to do things.

Name: Xvlc
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Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 10 April 2018

Yes you are right people are lazy. We live in a place now where every
one what fast fix someone else has to make it right. I had no problem
calling lc at 3am when I worked midnights. I called every night all
hour till I was given my answers to a issue. When he did his job he
finally got some peace and was able to sleep. On changes to the
collective agreement amendments are in the back of the book. And yes
there is a grey area on some of the language in the collective
agreement. That is why an abitration has to hash it out between company
and union. I donít know why the union leaves sucker words in the
contracted. And when you go for statements because they want to fire
you. Itís a good thing when you have a rep that knows his stuff. And
yes sometimes a rep. Has to make a sweet heart deal with the company to
save a persons job. Give and take is good if they can work stuff out in
house. Like Hh Foote is about share holders and himself, bottom line.
Knowledge is power.

Name: ???
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Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 10 April 2018

UP Roseville

CSX upper management is claiming that everyone has been called back
across the system. Many chose not to come back or never returned the
calls. So how are you working with the so called cut back employees?
How about putting a list of some of their names on here. They cant
screw with you on this site and you wont get in any trouble for doing
it. We would all like to know who these guys are since no one was
supposed to be furloughed any more. How did these guy get the jobs if
they weren't furloughed? If they chose not to come back to csx they
cant be borrowed out. Are you sure they weren't offered jobs by the UP
because they were already trained and the UP saw a chance to take on
guys with previous training and bypass sending them through UP
training. A lot of unanswered questions here. If they are doing this
than I would love to sign on board as a "borrowed out" employee with
the money that you guys make. What gives with this!!! WE are so short
handed it isn't funny but yet CSX is giving you our guys and running
us ragged into the hole.  I smell a pay off!  Something is going down
between the UP and CSX!  Money is changing hands somewhere!

Name: sick out
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Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 10 April 2018

Sick out. Sick out. Sick out.

Name: Books
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Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 09 April 2018

Holy shit canít you people read, every contract you get a copy of the
collective agreement. Canít you take five minutes to read a rule in the
collective agreement. Everything is a guessing game. Then it goes back
and forth from person to person who donít know what they are talking 
about. With the way they want to fire everyone you think you would of
read it from cover to cover. And then when you assume some thing and
get fired you blame the union. To many lunch room lawyers!

Name: Hugh Jorgan
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Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 09 April 2018

So where are u knuckleheads buying stock at a 15% discount?  I thought
that went out years ago...I would surely like to get a buy like
that...I suspect someone don't know what they are talking about. 
Please advise how I can get such a bargain.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 09 April 2018

Everyone in the company is supposed to take HOS training on computer. I
just completed mine and you have to be able to determine when someone
can be called to pass. You cannot be disturbed at all for 10 hours!

Name: Corp
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Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years
Posted: 09 April 2018

FRA  
You stated in your post that it was unethical for the compnay to demand
a crew to shorten their rest period to show up at work on their rest.
That comment alone should answer any questions as to whether it is
legal. If it is unethical it is a violation of the companies ethics
policy. If the crew callers call a person at home before they have  
Their required hours of rest it is considered as disturbed. Undisturbed
means UNDISTURBED. No where is it stated that it is limited to a phone
call only. If a company ordered transportation vehicle shows up at
their hotel before the crew is rested and the crew is ordered to be in
it and under the orders of the compnay before they are rested that is
disturbed. If a crew is ordered to be at the away terminal on their
rest they must be picked up before their rest to be their on time. The
real question here should be why is this happening to begin with? What
is the real purpose for the development of the FRA 10 hours of
undisturbed rest law. There seems to be a serious issue developing here
and needs to be addressed. Crews need their rest. Safety comes first.
Fatigue is dangerous. Management can not be allowed to take advantage
of any loop holes that pose a threat to safety.

Name: Threatened me!
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Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 08 April 2018

Crews/legal rest
 If you are at your away from home terminal and you are ordered to show
up on your rest your 10 hours rest is not being observed correctly. If a
wagon picks  you up at your hotel it normally arrives a half hour before
your ON DUTY TIME so you can stop for food. If you are ordered to show
up on your rest the wagon must be there before your legal 10 hours are
observed. You therefore are doing service for the company before your
10 hours are observed. You have every right to go to your hotel room
and sleep a full 10 hours of you legal undisturbed rest if chose to.
You are not required to give up any of your rest time early to
accomodate travel time. They tried this last year in the Chicago
division and the FRA got involved because several crew members made it
clear they would be getting in their transportation after they slept
their 10 hours. They threatened to charge them with being late. This is
bullshit and management was ordered to stop! The rules are different for
assigned locals or jobs that have designated start times  and jobs are
being held when crews worked late and they have no one on xbds to fill
the. You get a 2 hour call after you are rested. The FRA sided with us!

Name: Dick
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 08 April 2018

conductor 

I crushed a disk in my back over 10 years ago while on duty.   That's