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: Drain the swamp!
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 24 November 2017

Yes! Continue to help President Trump and
help drain the swamp and help csx hire more 75 percenters and keep
voting 
for the gay old pervert party GOP,
and get rid of the union supporting democrats. We need stay white and
right.

Vote for Senator Moore and other chomos.

Make America Stupid again!

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

Not fooled is right,everyone affected put a claim in and always make
copy for your record. You have to put paper work in or it will never
get addressed and company wins.

Name: NOT FOOLED
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years
Posted: 24 November 2017

Suck it up

Go crawl back under your supervisory rock. Your not fooling anyone.
Just another company  mole baiting and starting trouble. What, no one
invited you to Thanksgiving dinner so you have to come to the site and
stir your crap. Get another job if you cant handle the truth!


ENGINEERS!!!!  Read your agreement. You are entitled to holiday pay if
you work an extra board. Road or yard if you were available the day
before, day of and today(day after)!  They think they are pulling a
fast one by laying in some of the locals and calling extra board men to
work the jobs yesterday. They think the regular assigned or extra board
engineers wont be entitled to Holiday pay. WRONG!

Conductors.  Read your agreement. Very clear rules that state the
company will not pull any stunts( putting it nicely) to get out of
paying holiday pay.   Stick together on this one and put your claims
in. This is not the time to back down and let things slide. You all
have to stick together and send a message to the man in black that you
are not whipping post and we wont lay down that easy!

Name: FRA
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 24 November 2017

Banacek

You are 100% correct with the information you posted. It has already
been brought to the departments attention that engineers are being
threatened with insubordination charges by DTO's and some acting
chiefs if they didn't take the trains after they explained they were
not qualified and brought the FRA law to their attention. This can not
and will not be tolerated. If you see this happening or it happens to
you, you must immediately contact your FRA inspector. File a complaint
with your union representation and if it continues you can file a
formal complaint with the USDOT.

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

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

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

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

Name: Suck it up
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 23 November 2017

Suck it up and go to work!

I'm sure the police officers protecting your cities aren't whining
about their job being anulled.  There is a reason why people don't
like unions, railroad babies.

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

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

Name: karma
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 23 November 2017

Hunter is showing the UTU and BLE just how bad they suck.  He is doing
everything he damned well pleases and not a peep from the Unions, guess
they don’t care, they’re all getting theirs. These overpaid Union
officers need to take a big cut.

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

Well it got the hair up on your neck. Trust me this is by there
design,Hh thinks he is getting back at the union. Did same thing at cp
cn he wants to overwhelm the union with claims and paper work. Then
they stall as much as they can with claims. He wants everyone walking
on eggshells

Name: LOCAL
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 23 November 2017

Wax


My job was laid in today but they called an extra crew off the extra
board to work it.  If they think they wont be paying me for not working
and letting someone else do my job they have another thing coming.
Pulling this shit all over the system. Make sure you put a make whole
claim in and a run around as well. CA by crew management. Don't know
what the hell they think they are doing! They still had to pay someone
to do the job. What do they think they have accomplished!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 23 November 2017

I Hope HH and all his ass kissing managers are happy with them selves
they ruined the lively hoods of thousands of people in 8 months good
job guys you should give yourselves a big pat on the back

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 23 November 2017

LOOKS LIKE THE CHEAP SKATE EXPRESS IS GETTING EVEN CHEAPER IN OTHER
WAYS.  H.H. DOESN'T CARE ABOUT HIS CUSTOMERS LET ALONE HIS EMPLOYEES.

Name: Wax
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 23 November 2017

Locals aren’t being annulled on Thanksgiving because most of them got
cut off last week and are being filled by the extra board every day
they normally work except for on Thanksgiving. This way they don’t have
to pay any of the jobs annulment pay. But they are putting those jobs
back on for next week.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 23 November 2017

https://www.yahoo.com/news/exclusive-csx-impose-hefty-fees-rail-customers-2018-213036272--finance.html

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 23 November 2017

Why are none of the local jobs being annulled for thanksgiving

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 22 November 2017

How can you be positive I was laid off with my hole craft and there
people with not even a third of years of service now doing my job how
can you stay positive after something like that has been done to you,
you have a few managers trying to make a name for them selves and a CEO
that only cares about shareholders and the stock price and how much they
can sell the company off for, but stay positive what a load of shit but
don't forget HH wishes you a happy holiday what a joke, but stay
positive, what a load of bull, and for those managers that are doing HH
dirty work your day will come and you will be just has pissed off just I
am, but stay positive.

Name: Made a difference
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 22 November 2017

Loco 10-20/cond. 1/10 
I have no idea how long either one of you have been employed but if you
have 10 years or better then you both have learned nothing or just
haven't bothered to pay attention. Let's first address the comment
that the trainmaster made about rules interpretations.  It works both
ways. If your having a problem with a supervisor using a rule for
negative impact and you feel your interpretation is the correct one,
you can take the issue to the rules department. There was a problem
with this many years ago and employees began flooding the rules
department with phone calls and emails. Because of this a system notice
was issued that settled the problems. I believe there were at least 10
rules that were addressed and the final and binding interpretations was
given by the rules department. If you want a rule problem settled then
it is up to you and your fellow workers to stand up and start asking
the questions.  The problem will not settle itself.
Now to the second issue. If anyone ever encounters a supervisor who is
unethical and head hunting as you call it, then you have an ethics
hotline to call. Do not think for one moment that your calls are
ignored. They are not. If a supervisors name is continuously reported
then there will be an inquiry. Rumors and gossip will get you no where.
If you witness or you are involved in a situation take notes. Dates,
times, location, witnesses and the exact wording of the conversation
will help with your complaints. If a pattern developes with a
supervisors actions it will be uncovered. Similar complaints from
fellow workers are usually a good indicator that a real problem exist.
No matter how much you doubt the validity of the ethics hotline it is a
better option to utilize than doing nothing at all. All crafts have
union representation. If you feel you are having continuous issues with
a supervisor you can bring it to the attention of your local.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 22 November 2017

First off i  reply to the stay positive post. take that and pound sand
up your , you know where. how can we stay positive if you come to work
do you job follow the rules then you get a charge letter for something
you never did , go to a investigation no real proof that you broke any
rules only to later be told you have been terminated , and how about
this news 
       Yardmasters are to soon be cut off completely system wide ( yes
all of them) 
so how can we be happy go lucky every thing is Sunshine and Rainbows
,if you don’t even know if you are the next to get axed because some
idiot who is trying to make a name for them selves decides to target
you. even though you did every thing right and to the book but oh look
you took a second too long building that train so now you are fired for
delaying a train btw ive seen that happen too. and when you have fellow
co workers dropping like flys out here because of cuts and overzelous
managers wanting to fire you for farting in the wrong direction. so i
guess you can say yeah be happy because you have a job . BUT for how
long ?

Name: RR family
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 10-20 years
Posted: 22 November 2017

Everyone!  

Even though that horrible CEO has taken over and disrupted so many
lives let's not forget that it's Thanksgiving. We all have something
to be thankful for. If not out jobs then the love of family,friends,a
home,a loyal pet or our health. Let's all stop for just a few minutes
and thank someone for something good they have brought to our lives. Be
positive even if things seems hopeless. God works in mysterious ways.
Happy Thanksgiving to everyone.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 22 November 2017

Lloyd
"Negative morale" is not up for negotiation.
It's no secret that HH doesn't give a shit about you or me. Put in
your hours and collect a paycheck.
As far as the contract is concerned, I believe we will end up better
off ratifying it than if we leave it up to the government. Your ideal
contract isn't one of our options as far as I can tell.

VOTE YES

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

The railway culture was great and pleasure to go to work. But once Hh
goes threw a company and has no morals or ethic. The place will not be
the same till he is gone for long time. Some of these managers drink
the koolaid and think they are something. Till they get fired and whine
to everyone. After the railway a lot of these self important people.
Could not organize a drunk in a liquor store in the real world.

Name: AVR
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 1-10 years
Posted: 21 November 2017

Where to begin? No names or specific locations will be dropped in this
post but if you know me you might be able to figure it out. But I'd
like to share with you my experience as a manager and human being that
worked for CSX. 

Let's see... I moved to a small flat switch yard up north and I loved
it. We had a solid team that worked well together and respected each
other. Both managers and craft. A certain Band 6 found out that myself
and the Band 5 there had a good working relationship. He didn't like
that and moved me south after 4 months. I had to travel over 500 miles
on my off days to pack up my stuff and move back. Oh and they back
dated my relocation package so that I could only spend 5 days in a
hotel instead of the alloted 10. That sucked but whatever. If the Army
taught me anything it was to drive on. 

I spent a year and a half at my new location and it was good and bad.
Band 6 level leadership was toxic and was more about how many people
you could fail on O-Tests each month than actually taking care of the
employees. It's tough to build a team when you're caught in the
middle everyday between doing what is right by your ethics and morals
and what the company is telling you to do. What they're telling you to
do because it's a "condition of employment". Regardless, we had a
good team at my location. Both car department and locomotive side. I'd
say 80% of the guys were there to do there job, 10% were super stars,
and the last 10% were assholes who even the other 90% wished would be
held accountable. That's how it goes anywhere.

I decided to get out when I had the chance and do something I've
always wanted to do. It's going great. I know a few craft guys who
decided to take the risk and get out as well. Working well for them
too.

The way this company is going now is dangerous. Money will do whatever
money wants to do. It's your decision if you're willing to stay for
the ride.

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

I don't give 2 shits or feel sorry about a dispatcher that gets a
moving truck and company buys their house through appendix 2. I read
the homeless article. Lots of facts left out of it. Like selling a
house before you get a definite move date. What did the ATDA do for the
Ex Huntington dispatchers that were cut off?  ATDA got the NS
dispatchers on the Central division that got closed a 170,000 dollars
to cut ties with the company or 6 years of New York Dock. 
Unbelievable!!! There's Union for ya!!!

Name: Hang in there
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 21 November 2017

Chances are good that,a bulletin will be issued that Hh died in his
sleep. So don’t let some sick old man get ya down.

Name: Wax
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 21 November 2017

Our managers love coming to work because they get off on writing people
up on anything and everything they can.

Name: Columbus
E-mail: nothankyou@gmail.com
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 21 November 2017

I haven't seen morale this low in my whole career. Everybody, including
managers, hate coming to work. It's pretty sad because CSX could be a
great company with happy employees. It's mind blowing that one man can
change a fortune 300 company....

Name: Sh*tsandwich
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 21 November 2017

I hate it for all the men and women who have loss their jobs or who have
suffered hardships under this minister of PSRR.    He has truly messed
over the train dispatchers.    The rumor is he is wearing adult diapers
now alongside his Vader mask.  How can a man get a million dollar
contract when he can't even purchase life insurance.  


Kellogg's is getting bent over now with about 500 of their employees
and another 1000+ spin off jobs.   We can't strike because of damage
to commerce but this lunatic can get away with his bullshit.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 21 November 2017

The old man is Screwing over everybody and don't give a shit about you
or your family's so Christmas is canceled no gifts for the kids so
hunter can have a multi million dollar funeral and that wont come to
soon enough (PS Hunter there will be no Ice Water Where your going)

Name: Jack Daniels
E-mail: No. 7 Black Label
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 21 November 2017

May want to tell your kids Santa won't be coming this year because
Uncle Scrooge (Hunter) needs to line his pockets. I just don't
understand how someone who probably sits in his own shit until his
hospice nurse gets there can attempt to run a multi billion dollar
company. I would love to tell you all there's a solution but I'm just
as dumbfounded as all of you.

Name: Mr.Ed
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 21 November 2017

The old man sure is screwing over the dispatchers.

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

How about you retards quit telling people how to vote and let them make
their own decisions.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 21 November 2017

Vote yes you retards

Name: Hang in there
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 20 November 2017

I was laid off nine times in thirty five years. I found other work while
laid off but pay was not as good as RR wages. I always was called back
in seniority order. I know how ugly it is working under Hh,but don’t
burn your bridges behind you. Take the lay off that is time not working
for Hh. You will be recalled in the future. Leave your money in pention
plan while you are laid  off.  I would not resign,from the company
because of lay off you have more to lose by doing that. Like most
railroaders,it’s in your blood.look at all your options and don’t rush
into a decision without thinking it threw.this is what I did it worked
out for me,I’m now retired.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for N/A
Posted: 20 November 2017

Screw CSX Hunter and all those Ball sucking Managers can all go screw
them selves CSX is Finished it is time to find a new Career I wasted to
much of my life with this company and it is only a matter of time HH and
his backers finish off what's left and line there pockets.

Name: From canada
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 19 November 2017

We survive Hh rebuilding now. Brothers and sisters you have the right
spirit, you will conquer Hh greed in the long run.

Name: D Man
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 19 November 2017

Well, i have been swayed i will vote no,even if it means trumps lackys
give us something worse. I think no matter what, we get the contract
and HH side letters will soon follow, im just gonna sit back and wacth
the horror show unfold, to all my brothers and sisters be proud of what
you do but always remember this job doesnt define us we worked hard to
get here and i hope we fight like hell to take it back, never give up
never settle for less and please never ever become one of the "we r
just lucky to have a job" pepole. HH is putting his hand in our
pockets, taking our time from our family's and treating us like
replaceable workers, we are highly trained professionals that have many
skills and an unmatched ability to adapt to changing work conditions,
and can change our plans on the fly to complete our tasks, stand firm
stand together dont be the weak link

Name: Retired
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 19 November 2017

Paid dues for thirty five years,you are all the union,don’t blame a
handful of elected union rep if things don’t go your way. Many men and
women gave there lives for your freedom to have a democracy..you all
get a copy of the proposals of the contracts most don’t read it before
they vote. When contract is finalize, lots of lazy members want to
blame a handful of union reps. The members of the past made sacrifices
and a stand to get what you have today. You can vote for the contract
or go on strike. Knowledge is power, brother sisterhood united is
power. HH is one man!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 19 November 2017

Ok you got it pontiac

Name: PEA
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 19 November 2017

APE, don't you mean violate instead of violet the color?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 19 November 2017

I was told years ago by union rep that a contract limits the amount they
can beat an employee up. But when company signs contract it is suppose
to be in good faith. The problem is there are sucker words left in the
contracts. That leave the interpretation open for abuse by the company.
The union has to remove these sucker words in the contract language. For
example will provide protection when available. Should read the company
will provide protection.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 19 November 2017

Like I have Posting what good is a Contract when the Company don't
abide by it Years of Service, crafts mean Nothing and not to mention
safety

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 19 November 2017

Yes Hh will sell anything he can get money for. Then down the road if
CSX needs that land again they will pay large for it. The world is
getting smaller and smaller. But Hh will be long gone!!

Name: vote no
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 19 November 2017

please, vote no on the proposed contract.  The railroads are making
record profits.  Now is the time to stand up and fight for a good
contract.  Please brothers and sisters vote no.  Its not a good
contract. we give up too much in the proposed contract.

Name: Brooks
E-mail: brooks3317@gmail.com
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 19 November 2017

Has CSX sold or will CSX sell some of the hundreds if not 1000's of
acres of the old abandoned C&O RAILROAD and right of ways they own in
states like Indiana. There is a 100 foot strip of land that goes all
through Indiana that apparently they bought when C&O went under in 1987
and has literally never been used. It's just an abandoned strip of
nothing that farmers plant crops on and that people can't go near.?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 18 November 2017

Contact Vote: do what you think best.
Yeah, could be better - easily could be worse.
Don't think I want to count on favorable PEB recommendations
should things come to that.  
Remember 1991?   Want to see work rule changes back on the table?    
Many people are extremely upset & worried about health-care costs. 
Don't know about the MofW insurance experts - MofW is the same outfit
that tried for full rail retirement at less than age 60 - that didn't
get very far.

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

What good is to vote on a contract that the company won't abide by
anyway they violet contracts work rules and years of service mean
nothing anymore and what good is health care when you lose your job
over the HH is running the company ????

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 18 November 2017

Beware.... it may be a shit deal, but you will not get a better deal.if
you don't like the health care part go buy some government health
insurance. I looked into it and for us to pay $220 A month is a deal.
Compare what you can get on the open market and compare where we will
have if it passes.just go to Obama care page and you can see for
yourself. We actually don't have bad insurance compare to what other
people pay. Now you can all call me a asshole or I do t know what I'm
talking about... I know it's coming. Just stating my opinion.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 18 November 2017

I retired early took a hit on pention. But before I did I paid off what
I could. Was scared to get fired By Hh for nothing like he did to many
others. Had enough is a smart man and on the right track. Your crazy 
if you go into more det while Hh is in control.

Name: had enough
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 17 November 2017

GET SMART!

The writing is on the wall and every seasoned railroader knows that if
the Union wants the proposal passed it will be. A no vote is a yes
vote. When was the last time anyone was able to force a recount or has
even challenged the unions.  No one sticks together or even wants to
try. There was a post on here from someone who said they quit paying
their dues in april. Let him explain how he has done it and see how
long he has a job after the company finds out and they fire him.  My
family has made a big decision. we will ride this contract out. In the
meantime we are cutting corners on everything. No more wasted money
spent. No big purchases. No more designer clothes for the kids. No more
eating out. Cheap bread and peanut butter for everyone. Every dime we
can stick in the bank we are doing and waiting to see what happens
later on down the road. If you guys are wise you will do the same
thing. This isn't a joke anymore. This clown is going to be here
awhile unless his lungs finally give out. Better get your heads out of
the sand and start thinking about your families future!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 17 November 2017

What's going on in Jax? MGMT seems more on edge than usual.

Name: Y
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 17 November 2017

Richard hurtz, how did you get out of the union?

Name: Richard Hurtz
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 17 November 2017

Got my new contract voting documents in the mail yesterday.  Only
problem is, I haven't been a union member since April.  Saw the
writing on the wall with old Hunter & got out before I was shown out. 
The union dickheads must not realize I haven't been paying dues since
April & sent me a ballot.  How do you boys want me to vote?  Inclined
to vote "no" just to be a dick, but figured I would ask first.  Let
me know.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 17 November 2017

I Hope No Management Gets a Bonus why they deserve it they all plaid
there role in this mess and Blindly follow there orders and one day
they will get there gift from HH and see how it fells

Name: Mr.Ed
E-mail: MrEd@oxygen1.com
Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 17 November 2017

Getting ready to spread a little Christmas cheer down here in Jax.  Were
canceling all contract employees'  bonuses.  Due to the loss of
business which has nothing to do with our current leadership or lack
there of.   We will all be working Thanksgiving, Christmas and New
Years.   All vacation  and personal leave days  will paid in lieu of. 



For all T&E employees we will be taking up donations to purchase the
Old Man a gift.   See your current supervisor for details.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 17 November 2017

What are you hearing in Jax?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 1-10 years
Posted: 17 November 2017

Jax here. The sh%# is hitting the fan here. Major changes soon.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 17 November 2017

What is going on....  People are freaking out here in Jacksonville! Will
keep you posted!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 17 November 2017

Management will receive a bonus this year.  In Q2, HH was talking up a
200% bonus to Ops management however after service issues of Q3, the
150% number is where it is at now.  Q4 #'s will finalize it.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 17 November 2017

Hh is giving no bonuses to nobody,but top five people. You are all to
feel no one worked hard enough to deserve a bonus. I’ve did four years
with this prick I can tell you why would he be any different at CSX.
Than cn or cp. and cn cp he got the shares way up and no one got shit.

Name: Karma
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 16 November 2017

Xmas,

   It's not Xmas, its Christmas. Don't forget the reason for the
season.  Other than that, good post.  Look for a bunch of managers to
resign after Jan 1.  Gotta work till then to get their Productivity
bonus.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 16 November 2017

Willard Mechanical Force Took Heavy Cuts Monday (Car Department and
Locomotive) the sooner they figure out that HH is going to destroy CSX
if he continues but as long as greed rules the day it will continue
(Years of service crafts contracts Mean Nothing anymore)
I hope these Managers who carry out these policy's get there's
because one day it will be there turn!

Name: Reality Check
E-mail: 
Employed as: M of W, for 10-20 years
Posted: 16 November 2017

Everyone should send a plain Christmas Card to HH that says, "Missing
you this holiday season, I'll be seeing you soon! Love, Lucifer

Name: Xmas 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 16 November 2017

When Hh was ceo at CN and Cp he posted a letter to every one that
medical slips from a Doctor,would not be accepted over the Xmas
holidays.

Name: I AM!!!!
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 16 November 2017

EVERYONE!!!!

It is less than 6 weeks to Christmas. If the rumors are true and HH is
planning on not letting any jobs lay in on Christmas then it truly has
become a place from hell to work for! It is bad enough that they lay
jobs in on Christmas and refuse to allow anyone who has days on the
books to use them to cover that day when they couldn't get them by
bidding but now they want everyone to be on call like mules just like
any other day of the year.  If he does this then you all know that he
is no better than the devil himself. Mark off for church. Mark off for
your religious rights. Mark off sick. Mark off how ever you chose. Send
the message that your families come first on this holiday no matter how
evil he his and you will not let him come in between you and your
family on this holy day.  I have already bought my plane tickets and
will spend this sacred holiday with my family. I don't care how many
points they punish me with. I refuse to let the evil take my time away
from me and my family to Celebrate Christmas. I hope everyone does the
right thing and stands up for their rights as I will. Discipline me.
Give me your points. Threaten me with your nasty availability letter. 
I wont be the one burning in hell in the end!

Name: go shippers
E-mail: 
Employed as: M of W, for 10-20 years
Posted: 16 November 2017

CSX shippers call for new meeting with Federal regulators

http://trn.trains.com/news/news-wire/2017/11/15-csx-shippers-still-problems

Name: X mas 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 16 November 2017

FYI Hh will play Santa clause for CSX,And executives will be the elf’s. 
And all staff will most likely have to work threw xmas holidays.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 16 November 2017

Hearing the closure of IM terminals has begun and Evansville will be no
more after 30 days.  Look for more closures as HH and his lieutenants
double down. 

NS's out of the park Q3 results has put pressure on HH.  Analysts have
begun to figure out that Precision Railroading is really asset and
service reduction.  NS is growing revenue and carloads while also
improving the OR.  CSX merchandise carloads are flat or declining, and
not keeping pace with NS or other class one's.  This has caught the
eye of the analysts and investment community, however many still remain
HH's Kool Aid drinkers.  

Look for HH to double down on cutting assets (people, expenses &
service) as arrogance is blind to the reality.  HH's approach does not
work in short haul markets which have an abundance of modal competition
and source choices by customers.  

Stay safe! 

Sell, Sell, Sell!

Name: Sugar bear
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 16 November 2017

To the guy asking about engineer bonus, I heard they were thinking of
being fair from now on and gonna give engineers half bonus and
conductors half bonus

Name: Frank
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 20-30 years
Posted: 16 November 2017

Heard they maybe closing the Willard yard soon. Anyone else hear this

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 16 November 2017

https://seekingalpha.com/amp/article/4108868-csx-rail-tycoon-gone-bad

Name: Hanging in
E-mail: 
Employed as: Engine repair, for 20-30 years
Posted: 16 November 2017

T&E

HH has cut everything so bad we cant even do minor repairs for anything
anymore. The budget is so tight we are running out of supplies for the
crews and are being threatened constantly if we cant get bad motors up
and running with a band aid out to the next location. We are getting
service trucks in late as well.  Its only going to get worse, so please
try to understand that our hands are tied just as bad as yours. We have
3 more guys leaving in the next two weeks. Already put in their
notices. Most are going to Amtrak or looking at short line work. No one
wants to come back to replace the guys leaving either. 
Its the engineers who have control over all of this. Shop engines. Call
the fra and complain. A lot of engineers are taking stuff we know darn
well should be shopped but we cant do it. We are threatened just as
much as everyone else to get the junk rolling on the rails no matter
what. Guys just want to leave instead of blowing the whistle and maybe
getting blackballed by csx.  Don't know what else to tell you.  You
want things to change its going have to be up to the crews.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 16 November 2017

I would not count on anything Fromm Hh as long as he is in charge. If he
want you to pay for your own boots. Think about it,in his eyes you
should feel lucky to have a job. You will not see an extra dollar from
this guy.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 15 November 2017

Does anybody think the engineers will get any bonus this year?

Name: Me
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 15 November 2017

Dumped all my CSX stock at $53.28, glad I did.  I think Wall Street and
the investors are figuring out what is really going on.  All ya gotta
do is look at the weekly carloads last year compared to when Harrison
took over. NS is very happy. Unfortunately the Board Of Directors are
in too deep with Harrison to get rid of him.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 15 November 2017

If all employees sold their stock it would only amount to 2% of the
total shares...quit thinking it would be some huge impact.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 15 November 2017

I can remember when the brass was in town,they made the rounds to shake
your hand and tell you how you where appreciated and to keep up the
good work. You where proud to go to work. Under Hh your a waist of
skin. The only thing he knows is to be a bully to all under his watch.
You will never see him mingle with employees. He is scared one might go
off. It is a crime how one man can destroy a company, but gets awards.

Name: F*!k you pines
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 15 November 2017

Hey dumbass. Look before crossing tracks. That's your responsibility.
Do you fly through intersections without looking? Do you sit on the
toilet before you look to see if the lid is up? It's 9 billion percent
your fucking fault if you get hit by a train. Gates are a courtesy for
stupid people and assholes. Do you think we speed up for cars? Do you
think we sneak around corners? Stop crying about this dumb shit. It
makes you look even dumber than what we already know you are. If you
are walking on the tracks and get hit, that's even dumber. Who can't
see or feel a train coming???

Name: Disgruntled 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 15 November 2017

Selling my stocks when I get back home. There is no preventive
maintenance on engines,cars, track, or anything else out here. Forged
airslips, incorrect paperwork, improperly built trains. Something very
bad is going to happen soon and stocks will be completely worthless.
The employees see this and everyone I talk to have either sold or are
selling their shares. Let the hedge fund have this worthless stock.

Name: Little league thief
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 15 November 2017

Why do you think little league thief and Hh get along so well?They both
came from same mould!!! There is honour amongst thieves!!

Name: Osborn
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 15 November 2017

Chuck deaton is a slime ball, what kind of real man steals money from a
little league team? What a worthless turd! You are a disgrace to
humanity. If you would steal from kids I'm sure you would steal from
csx or worse your own co workers. You don't deserve to even have your
job you disgusting puke!

Name: Railroad guy
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 15 November 2017

SELL SELL SELL!!!!!!!

Name: Conductor NE
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 15 November 2017

I'm selling mine right now. I'm not going to let this thief Hunter
destroy my retirement nest egg!

Name: Train and Engine  Employee
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 15 November 2017

ATTENTION ALL INVESTORS!
 
Us employees are watching this place unravel at an alarming rate. Many
of us had hoped that Hunter Harrison was going to reveal some real
changes that would really turn this company around. But NO, it isn't
happening! 

He's a HOAX, a CON MAN. a BULLSHIT artist of epic proportions! 

Those of us who have worked here for many decades have seen many
management styles. Some better than others. This guy has nothing! He is
making changes around here that are just devastating our customers,
Slowing down the operation. Chasing away customers. Then he lies about
it to Wall St. and comes up with fake stats. that show things
improving, when they are most definitely NOT!

 This part of the railroad where I work has managed to stay fluid up
until recently, mostly because he hasn't made any big changes, up till
now. Now he has modified things drastically and everything is coming
unglued! WE ARE CHASING AWAY ALL OUR BEST CUSTOMERS! He has his goons
threatening the workforce to the point that everyone feels that they
are going to all be fired tomorrow. Now the men are just blindly
following orders given, by men who haven't a clue about the operation,
and who are one making bad decision after another. We aren't even
questioning it anymore! If you question anything you are severely
punished. 

 The board of directors are all in Hunters pocket and will not go
against him. He is scuttling this ship, and it is going down. Most of
us employees are stockholders as well.

AND WE ARE UNLOADING ALL OUR STOCK!

YOU SHOULD TOO!

Name: Stock Reaper
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 15 November 2017

Stocks are just beginning to tumble. There will be a organized mass
stock sell off by several large investors as well as some company
employees if Hunter is not removed soon. The board knows it's coming
but won't do anything. Any small shareholders should sell before it
drops any farther than it is now. Hunter and his ego absolutely
destroyed a successful company and ruined the lives of thousands of
people.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 15 November 2017

Nice looking graph of CSX stock price Hh,what is a ceo to do?What can he
sell how many more cuts. Maybe Hh can try and lose more customers.
Stayed tuned for as the wheels,rust to the tracks!!!!!

Name: Ol noname
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 14 November 2017

Furloughs started in new castle. Eliminated north Baltimore pool and
threw everyone in F1 pool

Name: Dong Bageley
E-mail: Huntersstableboy@csx.com
Employed as: M of W, for 10-20 years
Posted: 14 November 2017

Look at the Louisville Division Roadmaster Chuck Deaton who was caught
stealing from a little league organization. Doesn't the railroad have
rules for this?
http://www.wdrb.com/story/36294056/ex-reserve-police-officer-charged-with-stealing-from-charlestown-little-league

Name: Union
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 14 November 2017

FYI I retired from the railway.I was fired from the railroad and held
out for 3.5 years, the UNION Leaders went to bat for me and got my job
back. The union dues I paid was money well spent .I hope none of you
find yourself in the position I was in. And if you do there is still
hope.Im still great full to this day to the union members that fought
for me.

Name: UP Union Criminals
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for N/A
Posted: 14 November 2017

All the union criminals on the UPBLETWL.org have  finally left the
building. Those crooks were throwing away $Milions in claims just for a
paid (non-existent) weekend safety meeting!

Name: conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 14 November 2017

SAME OLD  CRAP


As usual this inept company has the train line ups a mess! Got trains
on the schedule from the 10th and trains that were already delivered
days ago. Never changes. No wonder this company is the lowest rated
class 1 railroad on the system. Who ever posted advice not to buy UP
stock is an idiot. They fluctuate like any other large business but
they have held their numbers at a hell of a lot better rate and average
over the last five years than CSX.  On top of that how can anyone risk
putting their future in a company that has shown for the past 10 years
they cant even keep their computer programs up and running correctly or
their information in their systems up to date and correct. Ask any old
head that was here when it was conrail what happened after CSX took
over. Its been a shamble and a joke since day one. The supervisors
don't even know half the time what they are supposed to do from day to
day. They have been voicing their hatred for the company for years but
stay like the rest of us because we have bills to pay and are stupid
enough to believe there might be a light at the end of the tunnel some
day.  We are all just kidding ourselves. CSX has a proven tract record
of incompetence and there is no way they are ever going to change. Now,
its boiling down to blaming everything that happens on the crews. Its
only going to get worse now that all the supervisors are running scared
for their jobs. Shit is rolling down hill fast. All crews better start
documenting every thing they do from the minute they hit the property
to the minute they mark off. Talk to a supervisor for a job briefing
the minute you hit your terminal. Make sure you job brief with a
yardmaster if you cant find a TM.
Now they are starting to come up with rules that don't exist and are
not in writing to cover their own asses when they cant explain why the
trains arent getting out of the yards on time or they aren't getting
built on time. New rumor started by management at Avon is that you have
to job brief with the yardmaster on duty at least 3 times if you are
waiting on your power to be serviced or your train to be built. NO
WHERE IN THE OPERATING RULES BOOK DOES IT SAY THAT IT IS YOUR
RESPONSIBILTY TO BABY SIT THE YARDMASTER OR THE SUPERVISOR TO MAKE SURE
THEY DONT FORGET ABOUT YOU AND THEY ARE DOING THEIR JOBS. It merely
states you have to job brief with them and let them know what you need.
It states its the YM's responsibility to get the crews the proper
paperwork or consult a supervisor. Threats are being made. If you
don't do it you will be charged with delaying your train. They are
getting desperate. The crews have said they have had enough. We are
sick of calling Jacksonville to get work orders because management cant
do their jobs. We are sick of calling the engine house checking on the
status of our power because the YM and TMs don't keep up on what's
going on. we are sick of having to call the dispatchers and remind them
to order us a ride home when we are flipping because they forget so
much. We are sick of trying to justify why it takes 12 hours to get job
done because the heat is on the supervisor and its managements fault
that caused the whole damn problem in the first place! First thing they
want to do is down load the engines to see if they can find something to
pin on the crews. They have even gotten so low now that when an incident
does happen they are down loading the tapes from the beginning of the
trip instead of the time of the occurrence. Used to be they weren't
allowed to head hunt the crew. Guess that has changed now. They will do
back through your entire trip and find anything they can to bust you on.

The shit is here and its just going to get worse, so the crews better
wake up and start covering their asses the entire time they are on
duty. Its all men for themselves now!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 20-30 years
Posted: 14 November 2017

Willard car department mechanic carmen took a big hit was 54 guys now
down to 24 lucky to still holding but with over 20 years who would
think you'd need to worry. Was toldcould be more but right now that
was all. What a mess

Name: UNION
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years
Posted: 14 November 2017

UNION PUSHBACK!!!!!

As of now it has been reported that at least 6 BLET union LC have been
pulled out of service for violation of the new Cell phone policy. It
has been stated that Union reps are not exempt and will not be allowed
to use their phones for texting or for forwarding emails while they are
on duty even if they are in a crew room and waiting for paperwork or
their trains to arrive. What this all boils down to is all LC will have
to do union business on their own time at home or when they are marked
off and at their AFHT. Expect to see more LC marked off for Union
business and rightfully so. The company's stance is that their
communications are not company business.

Name: Greed
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 13 November 2017

Hh will trim CSX right to the bone. When he is short employees and
equipment. He will flip out on managers for,CSX not running like before
the cuts. Then he will start firing more people out of frustration. Then
once he realizes he needs people and equipment he will be forced to call
back people,and put equipment back in service. In his mind every
employee should do the work of two or three people. That’s where the
panic comes in and managers start performing union work. And now that
CSX stock is bearish,going down this last week it will make him blow a
head gasket. He will start coming unglued and fire more people,just
because he can. Watch your back folks. Hh plan is not working and
everyone can see that. Hh ego is really,getting a reality check!!!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 13 November 2017

For all the hard work and sacrifice we gave CSX they show there loyalty
to there employees and lay them off before the holidays soo HH can have
a Merry Christmas hope all that money gives him comfort where he going
(There no AC where your Going Hunter)

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 13 November 2017

Foote in the building, expect changes and announcements soon.  
MI lines and St Louis line for sale?  
All is not well with the investors
HH to take more aggressive actions

Name: uh
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 13 November 2017

I heard csx is shutting down Evansville tomorrow.  Is it true?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 13 November 2017

Hard to believe I have 23 years in tomorrow with  blood, sweat, and
tears  With CSX! What a total shit hole I work in now! I haven't ever
feared not working on the RR! But it has come to that point! Very sad
and sickening

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 13 November 2017

Willard Mechanical Forces took a Hit Today Locomotive and Car Department
where hit with Lay Offs The Greed Machine Marches On

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

"CSX is a hodgepodge of dozens of railroads consolidated over a
three-decade span......."

FWIW:  More likely a 5+ decade span.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 13 November 2017

The Day Hunter Finally Goes to his Just Reward Will be a great Day for
All CSX (PS Hunter There is no ICE Water Where your going)

Name: Bill Hannah
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 13 November 2017

CSX is a good buy...Harrison cleaned house and chose a successor he
groomed from the CP. Stock investing, especially railroads is 
long term. On the other hand, Union Pacific is the stock to sell. 
   
     UP'S debt is over $15 BILLION, that is due large sums starting in
2021, UP is also exposed to massive employment lawsuits, and the ACLU is
looking into its drug hauling activities from Mexico that was swept
under the rug by the Department of Justice.

Name: Corp.
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years
Posted: 13 November 2017

All employees

Employee gateway is down for upgrades and revamping. Some tools are
still available but no one is sure how long it will take to get things
up and running again.  This is becoming a regular event.

Name: conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 13 November 2017

EVERYBODY

Ex Lc is right!  I saw this stuff happening. That corporate  post is a
warning. I couldn't check the jobs I could hold on vacancies
yesterday. The information was missing. They got everything in a mess.
They are messing with everyone's seniority. They still have pay
tickets messed up too. Keep saying its a computer program error but
that's bull! They say this every time they are in the middle of
pulling something. How could a company as large as CSX have such a
screwed up computer program as they have! They have been using this
line for years. You all better start looking at your stuff and blowing
your LC's phone up.

Name: X owner
E-mail: 
Employed as: M of W, for 10-20 years
Posted: 13 November 2017

2 Top Railroad Stocks to Consider Buying Now -- and 1 to Avoid



Beware of the turnaround sequel
Shares of CSX jumped more than 20% last January, after word leaked that
activist fund Mantle Ridge would attempt to replicate the turnaround
Bill Ackman's Pershing Square Capital Management spearheaded at
Canadian Pacific. CSX's stock eventually hit an all-time high as part
of the excitement. 

Part of the CSX playbook was recruiting 72-year-old Hunter Harrison,
the architect of the CP turnaround, to run the U.S. railroad. Harrison
was named CEO of CSX in March.

CSX freight train in Washington, D.C. Image source: National
Transportation Safety Board, via Flickr.

It's still early in the process, but so far the big winners were the
existing CSX investors who took their gains as soon as the activists
got involved. So far Harrison's playbook of slashing costs and
streamlining operations has at least initially led to service delays
and added rail congestion.

The STB, the industry's regulator, in September held a public session
to hear complaints from shippers about CSX service disruptions.

CSX tends to run shorter routes through more congested, urban areas
compared to its Western and Canadian Peers, making streamlining a more
complicated proposition. The company, thanks to the stock run-up, is
also by some measures the most expensive in the sector. Add in that
Harrison has had health issues and the faith that the turnaround will
be completed and the valuation will be justified must be brought into
question.

CSX, a hodgepodge of dozens of railroads consolidated over a
three-decade span, culminating with the disastrous 1999 takeover of
Conrail, certainly has considerable costs to trim and efficiencies to
be extracted. But previous efforts to do so have ended up as quagmires.
There's no compelling reason to be confident this time will be any
different.

SELL SELL SELL

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 13 November 2017

Stand up and fight like your job depends on it. Because it does. No one
is exempt on the roster. From the very top to the very bottom. The
hourly rate is smoke and mirrors. It is just another way of taking
advantage of you. After all, you really think EHH wants to pay you
more? It’s lies.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years
Posted: 13 November 2017

Re: Sl zbinden

Can you elaborate a little more?

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Name: Sl zbinden
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 12 November 2017

Just heard conrail put a bid in for all of Michigan ..with CSX keeping 
trackage rights to new Boston..bidding has begun on the St Louis line
from the up..it will all be over soon..CSX is like road pizza getting
picked at by the turkey buzzards..until next time take care yours truly
sl zbinden

Name: Hunter
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 12 November 2017

Those damn service problems,train derailments,injuries,stb hearings!
Well it looks as if a merger is the only way to fix this mess I created
congressman,so I'll need your help to cut though the red tape to make
it happen!

Name: Use Media
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 12 November 2017

A lot of things I post on here where down loaded from google. Our unions
in Canada got the message out about Hh and gang..Hh was in the news
papers or on TV constantly,and every time there was a derailment he was
attacked about his cuts and safety. I’m sure there are lots of reporters
across the USA,that would like to here your stories. With all the cuts
and laxed safety rules. It is just a matter of time that CSX has a
major derailment.  His cuts to track maintance,and bad orders running
on trains just to save money will also catch up to CSX. The squeaky
wheel gets the grease!!!!

Name: Corporate
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 1-10 years
Posted: 12 November 2017

T&E

Have you noticed how messed up the computer programs have been in the
last two weeks? Pay information missing, crew assignments messed up,
and for the last three days conductors and engineers are not being
properly placed in their positions on the boards after they mark off.
There have been phones ringing off the wall at crew management and at
the Chessie help desk. Crews are encountering constant problems with
inputting information as to the mile post the tie up their trains or
off duty points. Why do you think this is happening. Think about it.
The programs are being revamped to eventually put everyone on a large
extra board and have them working from point "A" to point "B". All
jobs will work within a given area. Everyone will report their jobs at
a the same location each time they go to work. Mile post and locations
are being changed. The changes are coming and you better be prepared.

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

M&W

Your boys there better hold onto their hats. HH will order that the
qualified conductors no matter how much seniority they have be forced
onto the jobs until they get others qualified. He will put money in the
Union pockets long enough to keep their mouths shut so he can get it
done. He will claim it is an emergency and it must be done in order to
keep US commerce freight moving. They are already pulling this shit on
the Great lakes division and getting away with it. They have forced
several engineers off their chosen jobs that they rightfully got
awarded on their bid cards on to jobs that no one else was qualified to
fill. The youngest set back engineers should have been set up and forced
to qualify on those jobs with the senior men they made fill the jobs but
they wouldn't do it.  When HH makes everything one great big extra
board it wont matter anyway. You will go where ever they want you to go
and you will have no seniority anymore. Its coming. Its already happened
on other divisions. The Unions aren't doing a damn thing to stop it!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: M of W, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 12 November 2017

Ha...ha .....ha....,dumb fuck hunter harrison and his minions turned all
of buffalos frontier yard yard jobs today into RCO'S. all at one time.
The problem is no one is qualified on the RCOs!! The few that are
qualified work the road or niagara falls and don't want those shifty
lead jobs with weekdays off. instead of putting one RCO job at the time
he did them all on the same day. Hunters way" bull in the china shop"
approach . im sure some junior employees will eventually fill the
vacancies.  Let me talk to you hunter one on one...... you want people
to go on those jobs give them better days off stupid!!!  Ya I want to
work days get shit on and have Monday and Tuesday off! Hey
hunter...look at all the OT that is piling up in buffalo again,
trainmasters fucking your budget up!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 11 November 2017

http://calgaryherald.com/business/local-business/hunter-harrisons-replacement-looks-to-repair-bruises-reconnect-with-cp-rail-employees/amp

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 11 November 2017

http://www.cbc.ca/beta/news/canada

Name: GoFUCKyourselfHUNTER
E-mail: IBETULIKE2KNOWFUCKHUNTER.COM
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 11 November 2017

PIGS GET WHAT PIGS DESERVE!!! WE NEED TO FINISH THIS OFF NOW!!!!! LET'S
GET THIS JOB DONE AND ...... ASK FOR FORGIVENESS LATER!!!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 1-10 years
Posted: 11 November 2017

https://www.usef.org/compete/competitions
This is a link of horse events that should be picketed if possible. At
least to let HH’s friends know who he really is.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 11 November 2017

Anyone thought of organizing and picketing HH’s home and horse ranches?
I am pretty sure you can picket those rich horse events also. Don’t
know if it will do any good other than at least get the point across.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for N/A
Posted: 10 November 2017

Ive see the harm this person has done to my family members...It'no big
secret where the person lives, not hard to find this persons location
if you look on the internet.

Name: hogger
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 10 November 2017

WERE IS THE FRA??????


The HH regime doesn't give a rats ass about safety of any crew member.
All he cares about is padding the stock holders pockets with money and
is own damn over seas accounts.  The FRA has an fatigue department and
have done studies for years on the stress the railroad creates on the
crews. It took rear end collisions and derailments of dangerous
hazardous materials and evacuations of towns before they finally got
the good sense to give the crews more hours of rest. At one time they
stepped in and put a stop to CSX making every new engineer fresh out of
school qualify on every inch of rail that was in their division. There
was just too damn much and NO ONE was getting properly qualified.
People took the best notes they could and prayed they were paired up
with someone who knew what they were doing. Then out of the blue the
FRA allowed it to start happening again. Some terminals have as much as
800 miles of rail to learn along with local and road switching jobs and
yard jobs as well. All one big board does is reduce the need for
manpower but puts double the stress on the crews that are left. One big
board is a sentence to hell and HH knows it. One day your on the road
and gone for 2 days, get home work a yard job, next day a local, then
the road east, then the road west and on and on.  Its the worst quality
of life ever. No one can plan a damn thing because they never know where
the hell they are going to be day by day.  I cant understand for the
life of me why in the hell our unions aren't standing up and saying
enough is enough. This isn't a slave plantation out here. We don't
use workers like mule horses and then harass and intimidate the hell
out of them. Its like they want us to crack. THey want us to buckle
under the pressure. No one but a railroad family understand what we
have to deal with. The public is clueless. I don't know about you but
I think its about time we started looking at other options on who is
representing us at the table. Our seniority is getting slowly ripped
out from under us too. What the hell is happening.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 10 November 2017

The Harrison regime wanting to remove weekend off days?  No one should
be surprised.  

Don't think the unions are selling out but it sure seems like they are
being bullied.  

Not uncommon for a terminal to have combined extra lists.  The main
hassle with that is staying abreast of all & any changes & updates to
all the jobs\territories that en extra board employee can be called to
work\operate on -- being & staying truly qualified everywhere. 

Worked in a terminal for many yrs. that had a combined road pool. Was
like that until the Conrail split-up takeover. Could be east one trip,
west the next, north or south the next & also included operating on
foreign RRs & in their yards.  Was a bitch = very, too darn stressful. 


Some can get by with that - many cannot.  Sorry CSX but the combining
of pools is just not nearly as safe as having separate pools with
people that work 'em used to & knowing their assignments & what's all
expected of them.  Why create problems?

Name: Cond
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 10 November 2017

Cond


Havent heard that but have heard the have already combined the road
pools on some divisions. Lost all their seniority. Only thing it is
good for now is bidding on vacations. Years of the Union making sure
your years of hard work and dedication to wait and earn seniority to
hold a good job have gone down the drain.  The unions are selling us
all out.  As for combining road extra boards  they better start getting
a plan together to assign training crews because I myself am not
qualified to run both direction on our division. Never have been and
never planned on it.  I got enough  years I would never have to  and I
will be god damned if I have to go out and learn a whole new territory
if they force everyone to be one big extra board. Don't need this
crap.  HH will win.  I will resign!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 09 November 2017

If president Trump kills the nafta deal with Canada. It could put the
brakes on shipments from Canada to USA and vice versa.And will affect
railroads of both countries.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 09 November 2017

Just heard HH isn't happy at all that the stocks are not moving "The
way they should ". So not only will there be, more lay offs but, huge
sell offs in the northern region. Away from HQ in Jacksonville Florida.
December and January are the big month before the board meetings and the
 bonuses that are to come out around March.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 09 November 2017

http://business.financialpost.com/transportation/the-other-side-of-hunter-harrisons-cp-legacy-white-collar-workers-driving-trains/amp

Name: cindy
E-mail: train@yahoo.com
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 09 November 2017

the next big change on the northern end of csx will be csx selling off
the its entire lines in michigan down to turpike interlocking in
toledo. csx will retain trackage rights only for auto rack trains. csx
will start using the old northwest ohio intermodal yard on jan 30 as a
auto rack yard replacing walbridge, ohio.

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

Hamlet Yard closing. Lots of layoffs coming.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 08 November 2017

Any Avon carmen here?  Applied for the carman position in Avon the other
day and got an email saying I moved to the next step just wondering
what's goin on over there.

Name: Retired Canada RR
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 07 November 2017

Yes your LC is right put a grievance or claim as you call it. On all
management and contractors doing your unionized employees work. We also
did this,it did not stop managers doing our work!But we did get some
justice when Hh had to pay the claims for,most of the contract
violations. He was ordered to pay up by the arbitrator. He refused to
pay but had no choice.Good luck.

Name: UP Referral Service
E-mail: lrconnections@up.com
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 07 November 2017

The arc of the moral universe is long, and yet, it bends towards
revenge.

We (low ranking inside unassuming employees) assisted a majority of UP
employees in seeking monetary claims to the tune of $100 million and
counting...with system-wide leads from "key" insiders!

Name: LC
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 07 November 2017

UNION MEMBERS

Old retires who worked under HH have constantly posted how managers
were are forced to work the union brothers jobs because of shortages.
Let me assure you, this is not Canada and if HH thinks our unions are
that easily busted he is in for a surprise. Once again as it has been
posted on here before, if you witness any supervisor doing the work of
any union member REPORT IT IMMEDIATELY.  File a claim and report it to
your LC immediately. This is one of the highest violations of our Union
agreements and will not be tolerated. This claim has been paid in the
past several times and the Managers were punished accordingly. This
will not be tolerated!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 06 November 2017

Hh is just getting started at CSX. He will sell everything he
can,nothing is to small he will cancel bonuses for management. There
will be an overtime freeze,he will park trackmobiles anything that uses
fuel and needs maintenance. Keep laying people off,and use management to
make up for,lack of union employees. And good luck if those managers
want to go back to the craft. Hh will not release the management to go
back to the craft. By the time he is done management will be worked 12
to 16 hours a day,and they can forget about days off. And if there is a
shortage of employees at a terminal management will be sent there to
work and live out of hotel. There is so much I left out,what I
witnessed in the four years I had to work with him as ceo. When you
thought things could not get any, crazier it did. There was the new
rule of the week,the 35 years I worked at the railroad I had not seen
anything,like the performance and gong show that this ceo did. It will
not get any better till he retires.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 06 November 2017

When Hh was at cn cp he did the same thing,no bonuses. A manager told me
all the extra hours he put in  was not credited to his company pention.
I guess for management they should be happy,just to be able to serve
lord hunter.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 06 November 2017

Just heard that management, may ng receive their bonus! Witch has alot
people up in arms. Already talk of mass majority coming back into the
craft of just quitting. The way it was explained,  was CSX already has
a plan set for March. Get ready to see a complete change of faces

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

Is doubtful if other RR heads have a whole lot of faith in or respect
Harrison much, if at all.  Been making shareholders happier - at least
somewhat, so far.  Someone will inherit\take over the business, rail
shipment traffic that the csx now doesn't seem to want.  Maybe the
other rail companies are just fine with what's happening at csx. Been
posted on this particular website many times: the big shots plan things
(or are supposed to) for years - the employees & their unions usually
have to play catch-up. Only time will tell.....

Name: just a question from a redneck
E-mail: 
Employed as: CSX Contractor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 06 November 2017

will the rest of the railroads follow harrison's lead or sit back and
laugh as he destroys csx? 

when hunter harrison moves on in a couple years from old age, how long
will it take the employees of csx to recover from the mayhem he caused?
 or will csx ever recover?   

and will the harrison family name be forever associated with other
names such as bernard madoff and enron?

i personally think he's a great guy, and i wish i could buy him a
beer.

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

Everything being done to you employees,is masochism.  Done by a bunch
sadomasochistic,people in power. And praise each other for this. But
they cannot see is that without employees they have nothing and are
nothing. Karma trust me will come around .

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

Crews 

Did any body check their time tickets early this morning and discover
that every single one of them that were already reported had all the
information on them deleted. Everyone one for the last 35 days. Said
system error in upper left hand corner of screen. Legal posted that
info that was already reported and stored wasn't supposed to modified
once it was. How did the system make all the info of all our tickets
disappear??? Funny how this happened after someone posted about info
being hidden or missing from a lot of recrew tickets. Other guys looked
at theirs too and the info was gone. Something smells rotten.

Name: cond.
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 04 November 2017

Ripped.

Give the system a few more days to generate that ticket so that you can
print it. Try as much as you can. Go into work if it isn't too much
trouble and try. Call the chessie help desk. If they cant give you a
solution, HELL YES call the fra hours of service director and tell him
you think you have a ticket out there in limbo and the company may have
not reported your hours to them. If they are hiding it after it is
reported then they will find out. Keep at it. Don't let it go. You
have to report your hours of service. That is federal law and if it
isn't being done properly you need to let someone know. Don't get
beat down like the last guy who posted. They whip and beat and cheat so
much it finally wears people down and they just give up and don't put
in claims or speak up. That's what they want. That's what they are
counting on. That's the difference between being represented by a
union and not an outside contract. If they did this crap to a private
contractor they would have their asses in court for breach of contract.
We have a thousand hoops to jump and red tape. 

1-317-226-0390 is the number to the Indianapolis FRA office if you are
in Great Lakes division. If not they will give you the right number and
should give you the number of the Hours of Service agent in Washington
D.C.

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

Ah, c'mon. If you've been around a little while you should know how it
is:  The co. violates Contractual Agreements constantly. The recourse is
to submit penalty claims.  Employee history is something
at least.  The real reason for penalty claims is to make 'em ante up -
stop the practice of whatever. Hit 'em with extra expense(s). Bear in
mind that if you work at/in a terminal where many claims are put in,
multiply that by each & every terminal on the system - payroll sees a
lot.  Go ahead if you wish, waste your time with the FRA.

Name: ripped off
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 04 November 2017

ANYBODY!!!


What the hell is going on here. Its bad enough we get our valid claim
denied after being forced to do work in violation of our union
agreement which I might add was signed by CSX and agreed upon, but now
all the sudden we are having problems with getting information to prove
these claims. I have noticed that most the time it is when you recrew a
train. Every time you activate your bulletins the TMCI screen is
supposed to reflect that you were the second crew on that train. My LC
has asked me to give him a copy of this as more proof I was on that
train and lately the info has been missing. Sometimes I cant print a
ticket when I recrew a train because the computer says there isn't any
info for the date of the ticket. How the hell can there not be any info
for a ticket you just submitted. I have even waited a few days to see
if maybe it was just not going through yet. Only proof I got that I was
called for that train is in my history. That isn't shit.  That ticket
has FRA hos reporting info. Do I have to call the FRA and ask them to
get that ticket now. That's what legal posted. Maybe they should be
looking into this pattern that's happening with recrewing trains!

Name: Legal
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 03 November 2017

All Crafts

FRA law 227.221 addresses record keeping requirements and explains in
detail how these records can be stored and your right to obtain your
own personal information. Read it very carefully. A specific question
has been submitted to us several times over the last few months and it
involves the right of the employee to ask for a copy of his/her
employee records. Many want to know how to obtain a copy of a pay/time
ticket that has been removed from view because it is over 35 days old.
You have a right to receive a copy of this record. Contact your human
resource department and be governed by their instructions. If you
encounter any problems you do have a legal right to involve your FRA
inspector who handles the operating rules. For those of you who are
concerned that pay/time tickets are being altered or any information is
not being submitted as intended this law makes it very clear that each
record can not be modified in any way, or replaced, once the record had
been transmitted and stored. If you feel that this law has been violated
then you must contact your FRA representative immediately and be
governed by his/her instructions. Paper copies of electronic records
and amendments to those records ,that may be necessary to document
compliance with this part of law shall be made available for inspection
and copying/photocopying by a representative of the FRA. Remember, it is
very important that you make a copy of all information that you have
submitted whether it be a pay/time ticket, claim or correspondence with
a company representative. If you encounter problems with this then you
should immediately request the help of a company official. If you are
unable to obtain a copy of the information that you were requesting
before you leave your place of employment make sure you document the
time, place and name of the company official that assisted in your
ability to do so. If your attempt was unsuccessful and was due to
technical errors on any electronic devise such as a printer you must
get the address of such devise. This information will help the FRA
inspector that you chose to involve with his request in retrieving your
personal record.

Name: Retired last year
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 03 November 2017

When Hh came to cp he had management do the same thing. Dismantle lunch
room removed am radio coffee pots.that both employees and management
used and pay for. Management drove around with radar gun and video
camera. And they made sure you seen them. These poor bastard managers
where forced to do this and intimidate as much as they could get away
with. Pull employees out of service to the point they where short
staffed. Then management had to hit the pavement and do employees job.
With in the first year the managers where fired for one thing or
another. Then had to take the company to court to get there pention
money out of the company plan. There was such a turn over of management
you could not keep up to who was running what. Fast forward five years. 
Now that Hh is gone things are starting to return back to the way it
was.. employees getting treated a little better,because they cut so
many employees they can’t fill all the jobs. And they are having hard
time hiring new people,because they have heard how bad people are where
treated at the he railroad. There are still so many positions not filled
I don’t know how they keep it going. Hang in there in time all this
bullshit will slowly stop after Hh is gone.

Name: witness
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 03 November 2017

Crews


Karma is right. Its not just one supervisor doing either. They are
using radar guns. If anyone has any training in law enforcement or has
dealt with this after getting a speeding ticket, you can demand to see
when the device was last calibrated and who did it and if it was done
by a trained qualified technician. Yeah its just csx but a judge would
see in your favor. Wonder were they are getting their equipment and who
is keeping it legal. They will down load the engines and use the info
from that to use against you. that will be harder to beat but if the
engineer is doing his job and telling you when your traveling 4 mph
they cant do a thing to you. Don't get off unless the engineer tell
you when he is down to 4mph. 

Another thing you should know. The hours of service notice for
reporting that came out was mainly because the fra wants to know how
long the crews are sitting on engines after they are outlawed. If you
read near the end of the notice you will see that it addresses the
situation when they forget to call someone to get you or basically
within a reasonable time.  When this happens it is considered
co-mingled service and it is the same as being on duty for the
company.
How many times has this happened to you? Its happened to me so many
times its not even laughable anymore. You are to report this as your
time on duty when reporting your time relieved. Because of this there
have been supervisors warning crews that if you don't report to the
dispatcher when you have 3 hours left to work they are going to charge
you. This is a retaliation tactic. PLAIN AND SIMPLE FACT!!! The
dispatchers know and should know where there crews are and how much
time they have to  work. Its is their responsibility to do a job
briefing with the next dispatcher who comes on duty. If they fail to do
so or do a thorough one that is not the crews fault but they are going
to hang it on the crews if you DARE TO REPORT WAITING ON A RIDE!
Make sure you notify the dispatcher. Don't delay.

Name: Wax
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 02 November 2017

They have taken all chairs out of the crew rooms and have left one
picnic table with expanded metal tops on it here. 

If there were more than one computer they took them. 

They are moving the computers up so you have to stand to use them. 

Wrote a guy up for not charging air fast enough. Didn’t have it in
notch one. 

Telling crews that work on hump that going inside if you get a red
signal is hurting production. They also do not want you to take lunch.
Told one guy if he asked again he’d be wrote up. 

Got on a crew for eating while on duty. They were waiting on paperwork
at the time.

Rice Yard and trains that leave out.

Name: Karma
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 02 November 2017

You boys and Gals watch your speed when mounting and dismounting moving
equipment. A CSX Manager on the Great Lakes Division is charging people
for mounting/dismounting more than 4 mph. Pure Chickenshit.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 02 November 2017

When Hh was at cp they did same thing at cp by pasted inspection points.
Where the train should of had inspection. After complaints to government
from crews. It finally stopped. You know you have to have proper paper
work. Regarding air tests and inspections. If they give you song and
dance that you don’t. Get your union on it,take train under protest.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 02 November 2017

I posted AAR rules on this site regarding brake tests etc. FYI any thing
you are looking for regard railroad rules. You can find anything you
want on google.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 02 November 2017

So many misinformed people on here.  The conversation about rules was
spot on,  no wonder this company is failing.  Seems as though people
are trying very hard to get the media or Fra or anyone's attention but
when you have no idea what your talking about, this site and you lose
all credibility. Imagine what's thought when these allegations and
complaints are made about EHH, and the media does go to the Fra for
comment.  They aren't thinking "we" need to investigate ehh and csx,
they're thinking "we" need to go out and test these csx guys cause
apparently they don't know the operating rules. 

Quit making all of us look like idiots , be professional and have pride
in what you do. You can hate this company all you want, I do most of the
time myself, however, everything out here that happens is a reflection
of "us".

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 02 November 2017

Anyone heard that the great idea of precision railroading is an illegal
scam? The idea revolves around pushing the switching work out on the
main line and then not properly air brake testing trains while every
other class 1 has to . If there are two or more separate blocks of cars
to be set out or picked up the entire train needs to be retested.
Managers are designing this work, handing it out, overseeing it on the
mainline and claiming ignorance of properly arranging the required air
tests.? It’s a joke, a very illegal one at that. All of the other
carriers who are following federal requirements should be pissed that
this guy gets to do this and post lower operating numbers because of
illegal activity. He is also creating an unfair market place for his
competitors while they adhere to federal requirements and he does not.
The management is responsible when they design work that they also
require the proper air test be done. They are not . They are also
banking on the opposite.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 01 November 2017

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 01 November 2017

Dear Monitor,

The Chief doesn't update train schedules. The computer does that or
Jax not closing out old profiles. Only trains ordered to be called by
the chief show in ur lineups as ordered. And they don't have
answering
machines to leave a message. Lol.


- 
  
JAX being net ops, NOT crew management.  Callers can go in and
"delete" anything from the line up but if its still a profiled train
the system will regenerate it automatically; no matter how many times
its deleted.  The train must be annulled for it to drop from the line
up I believe.  Crew cannot annul any trains, only call with the
authorizations given on a train. Some- not all callers should be able
to explain this.  Many new callers with minimal training working at
Crew now, so answers may vary depending on your caller

Name: Hh buys land
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 01 November 2017

https://www.bizjournals.com/southflorida/industry-news/residential-real-estate/

Name: Checked
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 01 November 2017

Other 

I called a crew called after reading the post on here and was told that
it is the chief dispatchers who take care of that information. So if a
train is called it should automatically disappear. I've watched them
disappear from the screen 10 minutes before they were scheduled to be
called then reappear as ordered. Then the crew gets called. If trains
aren't going to get called then they can be removed. They do it before
they call them. Don't know who to believe but who ever is responsible
needs to get it straight or find someone who can.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years
Posted: 01 November 2017

The yards and each division office is responsible for this.
If the yard only has say 30 cars and knows they can combine it with the
next day's trains, they call the chief,dto or go straight to network
ops and notifies them to annull it.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 01 November 2017

Its not the Chief that updates crews lineups! They are updated by the
computer automatically. Only Jax can annul old profiles. Only thing the
chief has in it is when they actually order a train to be called. Then
it will show ordered in the lineup

Name: EXLC
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 01 November 2017

Limbo. 

Take a snap shot of that stuff when you see it. Send it to your LC and
to the FRA fatigue specilaist and hours of service FRA. Let them see
this stuff. Do it every time. They want to hold you accountable for
accurate records and on board times then why should they be allowed to
keep the train line up schedules an obvious mess and leave everyone's
lives in limbo.  One train is already called and out running with the
freight for that 513 then there shouldn't be another one called until
the next day. They sure shouldn't be running the one from yesterday.
If they throw in an extra today and someone gets caught off guard and
is miscalled you got proof showing what a mess they have made of that
trains schedule.

Name: IN LIMBO!!!
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 01 November 2017

Hey G.L. Chief dispatcher


You got a Q51331 on the line up still for 0400 for the 31st. You got a
Q51301 on the line up for 0400 on the 1st. You got a crew called on
duty working right now on a Q51301 called at 0700. So what is the deal?
Did you combine all the freight on one massive train or you going to run
a second one. Is the 01 job moving the freight from the 31st or is it
from todays train. How in the hell are we supposed to know what your
are planning if you got these extra trains still on the line up and got
one out actually running today with the same exact date as one still on
the line up.  What is up with this? Why cant you keep this stuff
updated. If there is a good reason for us then enlighten us? We don't
know what's happening with our pools when you do this stuff.  Now we
all have to sit around waiting to see what you really have planned for
us. You screw the hell out of our time at home not knowing whats really
going on.  Cant you get it together?

Just another day of the same old junk that leaves the crews not knowing
what they can do with their time at home or how far they can go to eat
if they are at the hotel.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 01 November 2017

When CSX spent all that money on projects. It created jobs for the
community with the hopes of growing CSX ‘s future. Now Hh will sell
anything he can for scrap etc. And put the money in the pot. Hh will
pick CSX to the bone before he’s done. Two numbers that matter
operating ratio and share value. Employees are casualties of the Hh
plan. Most companies brag about creating jobs. Not this guy,he brags
about cutting jobs. Which affects communities in all aspects. Sad but
this is the new reality.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 31 October 2017

How much money did csx waste building north baltimore..... $175
million,...hunters 300 million dollars to run the railroad (that
includes hunters cp buyout..... $84 million) plus let's say another 25
million (conservertly) to hire all of his ex cn Minions plus buy outs
for ex csx managers and bosses (Michael ward). 500 million dollars.....
a half of trillion??? Congratulations to the csx board of directors,
your greed got you hunter harrison  (after 9 months he shaved off 9
tenths of 1 point off the operating ratio..... buy the way Jim squires
of the NS got there operating ratio lower then csx's already) and your
in the whole only 500 million dollars!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 31 October 2017

All buffalos frontier yard switching jobs (used to be 6 now down to 4)
are going to RCO's. I thought hunter hated RCO jobs? Gonna be fun
handling 30/35 cars at a time off 7 lead, only way you can set up a rco
zone without tying up the north yard up at bailey Avenue coming off the
Pullman. Gotta love the dumb fucks left down in Jacksonville fucking up
buffalo,one of the few yards that didn't meltdown during hunters
implementation of his precision railroading.

Name: Sl zbinden
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 31 October 2017

Good thing the boys in North Baltimore worked through their lunch breaks
for the last 2 months ...1 man a shift now soon to be none .  Words to
the wise.. whenever a manager challenges you to do better ... whenever
they say you better pick it up or they're going to close the place
...find a new terminal to work out of  or better yet find another job..
because the terminal you call home is on life support with the plug soon
to be pulled..til next time take care ... sincerely SL Zbinden

Name: Amused
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years
Posted: 31 October 2017

Cindy

It is pretty obvious that you are not the true blue "Cindy". Too much
slang and sloppy format, but if what you have been posting is true you
can bet your bottom dollar you have the CSX public relations department
and the legal departments attention! Be very careful. It wont take them
too long to figure out who was privy to this information and who too
watch like a hawk! Get your ducks in a row.

Name: Wax
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 31 October 2017

No way this is really Cindy on here.

Name: Cindy
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 31 October 2017

The cranes are being sold overseas to an Eastern European railroad
concern in Romania/Bulgaria.  We only got 0.20 cents on the dollar, but
with EHHs accounting, that is 2.1 million dollars for the shareholders,
positive cash flow.  His view is not what did it cost to buy(that money
is long gone), but what will it cost to operate, vs. tear out and sell,
to provide the greatest return to the shareholders.

Going to dinner tonight with my old boy toy Mike Smith and stud Bobby
Frulla tonight on my private rail car, if the shareholders only knew
CSX paid $100k to refurbish that sucker at the Wayx coach shop, at
least Jack Vierling told me he expensed the bills on his pro card and
thru divsion’s safe returns money, as employee safety promotion
expenses...lol.

Name: To scott
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 30 October 2017

http://blet622.com/uploads/3/4/5/2/34527325/medical_standards_on_the_railroad_1-1-13.pdf

Name: To scott
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 30 October 2017

https://www.fra.dot.gov/Elib/Document/1600

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 30 October 2017

Scott I think you have to give your employer return to work form from
your doctor. And it goes to the company doctor chief medical officer.
And they should have a work Harding return to work plan. Keep it
confidential,because you are in a safety sensitive job,you might have
to jump threw some whoops. But with your union rep. It should be just
routine.

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

Eng.60 
It used to be an usdot rule that you had to have 30% working heart
capacity if you had a heart attack. Had an engineer move to dispatching
because he only had 28% Heart working after his heart attack. Get proof
from your doctor that your heart is fine with the equipment. Go from
there. Only advise I have.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 1-10 years
Posted: 30 October 2017

Cindy what are they doing with the cranes?

Name: 
E-mail: scosnyd7@comcast.net
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 30 October 2017

Hello all,
           Does anyone have any information regarding my rights as an
engineer of 27 years at age(60 yrs.old) who just had a defibrillator
/pacemaker inserted. Will I be able to keep working or am I considered
disabled and a liability ?
                           Thanks in advance,
                                            Scott

Name: Cindy
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 30 October 2017

North Baltimore update...

Detroit traffic rerouted,
Cincinnati corridor traffic rerouted today,
Columbus traffic gone tomorrow. 
Pittsburgh corridor traffic gone this week
Final plans 11-6,
Gates close 11-11.

  Last clean up train for Bedford Park departs 11-13,

Pools/XB abolished

All Contracts for local gate traffic cancelled 11-6, tariff prices
increased 500%+ to drive away little local gate traffic. (Ensures
business excuse of “no local support” as reason to shut)


December 
week 1-2 Cranes removed,
Week 2-3 railcom reprogramming for each end of yard to auto throw
switches update from switch lists for kicking cars.

Week 3-4 manifest switching rerouted from Columbus/Toledo/Grand
Rapids/Detroit/Willard/New Castle/Lima to NB flatswitch facility.

NB - Detroit pool reestablished
NB - Lima turn local established
NB - Fostoria/Toledo turn local established
NB - Garrett turn local pools established 160 mile local “pool” to turn
at Garrett every 4-6 hours (patterned after mine runs and local turns)

Willard-Cleve pool abolished
Willard Garrett pool abolished
Willard Toledo/pool abolished

Cleveland - NB pool has Toledo Added as away from home terminal #2

Plus much much more....

January 2018
Yards mentioned have yard jobs eliminated or severely curtailed as
traffic flows away.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for N/A
Posted: 30 October 2017

No surprise.  Just 11?  Might be just the start...... 
Big business came in there - bought up OR about forcibly bought up land
to build that place - politicians were in favor all along account the
promises of jobs, local & state economy boost(s), etc.
Wait & see.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 1-10 years
Posted: 30 October 2017

North Baltimore, Ohio lay off 11 ISW.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 29 October 2017

I had four years of Hh and took early retirement. I could not take
anymore of his shit and the brainwashing of the management. Two things
that matter is operating ratio and share value. Safety ,customers
,employees ,mean nothing now. With all the cuts it is just a matter of
time for a big train derailment. That affects the public,and gets the
government attention.then they can use a tired train crew as
scapegoats.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 29 October 2017

Believe that.  If you thought real, true Courtesy & Professionalism at
CSX was hardly existant before - just wait & keep watching.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 29 October 2017

One thing that Hh and his new hired guns will do for sure is they will
go threw every department and cut staff to the point where it is barely
operational. The staff left in these departments will be run off there
feet ,where they either,quit or go on medical leave. And once this
starts to happen. All departments will have a revolving door of staff
with minimal experience. You have not seen nothing yet forks

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 29 October 2017

I would bet money the reason your train line ups are not up to date or
accurate is because of staff cuts!!!!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 29 October 2017

What Hh did at cn cp. He laid off Carmen and diesel mechanics. Then when
the bad orders piled up. He flew in managers IT office staff to try and
do repairs. Maybe one or two managers had a clue how to do repairs the
rest just helped. Which is wrong and unsafe. Using unqualified people
to do this. They where salaried employees so they worked 12 to 16 hour
days. He worked them threw there days off and vacation time. And the
people that did not do this. They where seen as not team players and
where pushed out. He does this to get operating ratio down. But it is
short term,to fool the share holders. In time they had no choice to
call regular staff back to deal with all the bad orders. Just a big
numbers game for Hh to make share holders a one time payday,maybe.

Name: Crew
E-mail: 
Employed as: Crew Dispatcher, for 10-20 years
Posted: 29 October 2017

EXLC


Please don't advice people to call CMC about the train line up fields
they view to see scheduled trains.  This is the responsibility of the
Dispatch center. If there are trains on the line up that don't exist
or have already been called and haven't been removed it is something
they are doing. I know that usually after a train is called it will
disappear from the schedule. For some reason some trains are not being
removed. You need to call your Chief and let them know what you are
seeing. We have no control over this. I cant say for certain but I
think there is something in your union agreements that cover this. If
you are called short or surprised by an extra train or maybe you miss a
call because a train is called out of order or an extra is called with a
different date other than what was listed you are protected because it
states that train line ups must be accurate. Again Im not sure how it
is worded but I have been told you are protected from discipline for
this. I know I have to miscall people all the time because they don't
think they will be getting called after viewing the screen and they get
caught short. I have to explain to them they need to contact their union
representation because I cant help them. My hands are tied. This is an
issue with your dispatch center.

Name: EXLC
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 29 October 2017

WAX

If those jobs are regular assigned jobs that have regular starting and
off duty times then yes they are supposed to give you another ticket.
They can ask you if you want the over time but they cant force you to
work another shift on a regular assigned job without paying you their
shift.  Call you local chairman. 

Right now as we speak the train line up information on the great lakes
division has bogus trains on the schedule. They are also showing trains
that have already been called and worked or are working at this very
moment. As usual they have information screwed up and are leaving
people wondering if they are going to run a second train and just
haven't bothered to change scheduled dates and times. 
This crap needs to be addressed as soon as it happens, You should be
calling  the CMC and asking why they are showing duplicate trains and
trains that have already been run and delivered.
Everyone needs to start jumping on this crap and start making calls.
Call your Local and point out what is going on. Nothing is going to
change if people don't start standing up for themselves and start
making noise.  Call the FRA fatigue specialist and hours of service
inspector and tell them what's going on with these train line up
problems. Its better to raise hell as a group. Flood their phone lines.
 Start raising some hell!

Name: Wax
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 29 October 2017

In Waycross Rice Yard

Jobs are being held for 12 hours on one ticket when there isn't
someone for another job. Use to get another ticket on the next job.

They are also holding an engineer on one job and a conductor on another
and having them work together.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 10-20 years
Posted: 29 October 2017

Heard a rumor that after the first of the year they are cutting carmen
by 30 in Willard Ohio. Anyone else hear this we all know how rumors run
but was wondering if anyone else had

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

I retired last year from cnrail we have same unions.I was fired and held
out for 3.5 years the union went to bat for me. I got my job back,did
not think it would happen. So do not under estimate the power of the
brother sisterhood. You never know when you might find yourself in a
big pile of poop. And the people behind the scenes working for you. The
union saved my life.Hh is temporary and self serving,there is life at
the RR after he leaves.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 27 October 2017

Ya they pull a person out of service to make everyone take notice. So
the rest of employees will fall in line. Getting pulled out of service
is like a paid vacation. Was pulled out of service twice for a month at
a time for nothing. Was reinstated twice with full back pay. And the
Forman that pulled me out every time he seen me would put his head
down. Could not look you in the eyes. In time karma came around and
fixed his wagon.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: M of W, for 20-30 years
Posted: 27 October 2017

Tim Reynolds from Tampa, FL is a baldheaded FUCK! He takes advantage of
his employees. He only does for tim and he don't know a thing about
real railroading! Ask Glen Miller. 
He said railroading is his passion and his mistress. thats because he
has a boring dull life and his wife don't suck his dick. I work on spg
and would never go work for any of those guys. they dont appreciate
anyones work and they will come in and take you out of service without
telling you why or what you did to be taken out of service. I guess it
doesn't matter to them when its not there family that needs food and
clothes.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 27 October 2017

This Hh the rock star of railroading is out of control. When he was at
cn cp,very simple to manage.it was a straight line coast to coast right
across the country. Csx is laid out so different. Does he think that if
fires all the talent at CSX,  and replaces them with ass kissers that
know nothing about CSX. That is going to solve his problems. The board
of directors don’t intervene with Hh.and just let him do his own thing
and in the meantime lose customers and good employees. Hh and the board
need mental help.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 26 October 2017

How long before cindy sanborn starts posting on here how she fucking
hates hunter harrison? she should sue hunter harrison and csx for
sexual harassment ........only problem is no one would belive it!!!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 26 October 2017

At cprail we had over 16000 jobs beforeHh,he cut 6000 jobs. Now they
need people back and they are having big trouble getting people. People
that where cut most moved on,now they have to hire people off the street
and train them costly and timely. They are like a shadow for first year
there till they get some experience. The same thing is happening at CSX
today. Trains are like dead ducks in the water when they don’t have
crews to run them. Hh is for the present he does not care about having
enough people to run the trains because he will get management to do
it. Then once he hits his magic number with shares. He will pat 
himself on the back and be gone. And the new ceo will have to sort it
out and take the blame for all CSX problems.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 26 October 2017

Your 100 percent right,I said this about the board on a post. A ceo has
to be a good Stewart for the future of the company and shareholders. I
feel he is going to raid CSX of anything he can to jack up shares then
bail out. Time will tell what Hh is really up to!!!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 26 October 2017

the investment community response to the changes

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-csx-moves/csx-executive-shakeup-rattles-employees-investors-shares-drop-idUSKBN1CV3GH

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 26 October 2017

NS outperformed CSX in Q3.  NS grew revenue six percent and carloads
four percent while CSX carloads were flat and revenue was up only one
percent.  The operating ratio was 210 points better than us.  

The NS results demonstrate real improvements in carloads, revenue and
the operating ratio can be made without Precision Railroading aka
(across the board asset and service reductions).  In addition, the NS
was not hauled in front of the STB.  Non-Mantel Ridge board members and
institutional investors should do their due diligence and push for
answers and accountability with HH and his right hand men, Mark
Wallace, Jamie Boychuk and the other CN rockstars in the field.  Oh,
let's not forget the new and probably future CEO, Mr. Foote. 

HH asks for accountability and buy-in, yet the man rarely appears in
the GOB.  How can you lead if your not there? How many of us are
allowed to work from home? 

The complacency of the board is irresponsible and borders on violation
of their responsibility to the shareholders.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 26 October 2017

HH potential line sales?

1) ESTL - CINTI  
2) CHGO-GDRAP-APERE-DET, 
3) Massena line

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 26 October 2017

A lot of people get emotional and vent there frustrations,the way they
seem is right at the time. Just before I retired last year. A top
manager told us how Hh and gang referred to us Canada rr that work cold
winters we were referred to as snow—

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 26 October 2017

Well,
Many people are upset & probably have a right to be but,
would you speak that way to your mother, wife, daughter, a Pastor or a
Judge, etc.?  Talking/writing that way solves nothing & just makes a
person who does so seem to be a real loser.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 26 October 2017

I read the post that you think is rude. People are angry the way they
are treated by this management team.a lot of people have been fired for
nothing. And they worry about there survival for there family. These
greedy bastards don’t see the hardship they put on people and don’t
care about people,that made it possible for them to get those outrages 
salaries and bonues.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 26 October 2017

Me:
That one particular post is just crude, disrespectful, rude, vulgar.
Pathetic. Sick.
Monitor: Why are posts like that not just deleted/removed?

Name: Monitor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 25 October 2017

Me 

You couldn't be more WRONG. CSX TAKES the post on here very seriously
if they contain information that makes them look incompetent or
negligent in any of their actions. We are not sure how the new CEO
feels about bad publicity but it has always been the number one concern
of upper management in the past. This site is viewed everyday by the
FRA, investors, competitors and of course the public. I can tell you
for a fact that this site has been instrumental in many changes in
rules and regulations as well as positions of managers over the years.
Im sure you found some humor in your post but ask yourself if it is
something you would show your mother. We are all entitled to our own
opinions and are free to post as we wish but does that kind of post
really help anyone in craft?

Name: pumpernickel 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 25 October 2017

Are Bobby Frulla and Fat Slob Jack Vierling next on the chopping block,
one can only hope

Name: Me
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 25 October 2017

I bet Cindy got fired because she Fucked the old man up the ass with her
14" strap-on and made him bleed. Jermaine and BBQ Boychuck were
watching in the coat closet whacking each other off.

Name: Mr.Ed
E-mail: Mr.Ed@oxygen1.com
Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 25 October 2017

Bye Bye Sandy

I told her not to override my decisions to the old man.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 25 October 2017

As I Think the other links said, Cindy, Frederik Eliason, and Ellen
Fitzsimmons (top lawyer) will retire / leave 15 November to "pursue
other interests". Anybody out here hiring?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 25 October 2017

http://jacksonville.com/business/2017-10-25/top-management-changes-csx

Name: First mate Joe
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 1-10 years
Posted: 25 October 2017

Abandon ship!

http://www.conferencecalltranscripts.org/8/summary2/?id=4251085

Name: Hey curious
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 24 October 2017

"Why is the FRA not listed. Are they not considered supervisors of the
railroad? "

FRA are regulators, aka government agents, they are not supervisors,
nor employees of CSX.  CSX operating rules do not apply to FRA or
federal agents (such as TSA).  They have their own rules,regulations
and policy's regarding activities, behavior and conduct.

Name: Gone and happy
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 24 October 2017

I left CSX 3 months after HH took over and couldn't be happier, after
16 years of service it was time to go and I couldn't be happier. I
found a manufacturing job starting at 22.50/hr with great benefits,
good union, regular schedule, weekends off, 30 minute lunch break with
2 15 minute breaks, working inside out of the rain and cold and heat.
For anyone thinking of leaving make sure you check your 401k at 
https://participant.empower-retirement.com/participant/#/login 
with just over 16 years in I had a substantial amount of money that I
was able to pay off all my debt with including my house! They do tax it
quite a bit but hey I was paying interest on my house, credit cards and
vehicles that I will no longer pay so it's an even trade. You can't
cash out your 401k unless you quit believe me I tried but they only
offered a loan. Before anyone says I'm stupid for using my retirement
just know that now I am 100% debt free with everything I own paid off I
was paying 1200/mo for house, 220/mo for credit cards, 450/month on my
truck and 480/mo on wife's car. That totals $2,350.00/mo freed up that
I can afford to put in at my new job that by the way matches 100% of the
first 10% that I put in and 50% of the next 10% that I put in. So
basically I put in 20% of my check and they put in 15% so 35% of my
check goes in 401k. I am putting $1260.00 a month in my 401k now so in
10 years I will be right back up to $150,000 not including market
performance.
Check your 401k people you will be surprised!

Name: Retired cp carman
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 24 October 2017

Watched the gong show at cp when Hh cut so many jobs trains where parked
in sidings. They had no crews to save time once they hit our terminal
they ran the trains right threw. They where to come in the yard and get
a air test and inspect. They had managers watch the train by , fill out
test sheet and away it went. Totally illegal we wrote transport Canada
but nothing ever happened. The people under Hh knows that once he is
gone they have lots of fixing to do. Mainly the moral of the employees
that have been abused by Hh. Some top managers went on stress
leave,lots of employees followed to this day. Try and stick it out
people he will not be there forever and hopefully new management team
will not of drank all the Hh Kool aid  Remember the the employees can
make a manager shine or sink.

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

After Hh came threw cp he fired so many good people,and a lot of
managers quit of all levels. Now creel the ceo Hh side kick still uses
a lot of Hh tactics. And with social media the word is out how shitty
cp treats people. There are over 340 jobs posted on google at cp that
they can’t fill. Management jobs paying over 100 grand that they can’t
fill. But Hh cut all these jobs to prop. Up the shares. Cp is paying
the price now ,they made big mistake letting these people go. They
found other jobs and are happier.

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

Not that anyone would care,on the railroad in Canada,35 years of service
is a full paid pension.but you have to have 85 points age and years of
service combined has to be 85. So if you are 53 and have 85 points,you
stop paying into the plan and the day you are 55 you retire with full
pention. Fyi

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

retired in Canada age and years of service has to be 85. If you have
that you can retire at 55

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years
Posted: 24 October 2017

Wonder how a retired carman could retire at age 57?
Had some other type of retirement plan?  Disability? 
[..."laid off lots"...]
Didn't have to be at least age 60 & have at least 360 total months
of RR service to receive full (no reductions) RR Retirement?

Name: Got proof
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 20-30 years
Posted: 24 October 2017

CSX 

No cameras allowed by crews. pictures are worth a thousand words.
Chicken shitz!

Name: Curious
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 24 October 2017

Transportation employees
What is your take on this?

CSX system bulletin 004 issued effective October 16, 2017

1001.1- Transportation employees must not use personal cameras or the
camera feature of a personal electronic or electrical device when on
duty. Cameras or the camera feature of a personal device may only be
used by authorized personnel when the use is necessary to document a
condition or for analysis. Authorized personnel are:

A: supervisor, or
B: mechanical department employee, or
C: Contractors assigned to perform work for CSX

Why is the FRA not listed. Are they not considered supervisors of the
railroad?  If we were to call and FRA inspector and report a serious
safety violation that we are presently witnessing and they asked us to
take a picture of it would that not be a supervisor instructing us to
do so?


Other class I railroads do not have such and extreme policy preventing
employees from documenting safety concerns. 

One example of another class I railroads rules:
A camera may be used to take a photograph of a safety hazard or a
violation of a rail safety LAW, REGULATION, ORDER, OR STANDARD,
provided that:
The device is a personal stand alone camera. A camera that is part of a
cell phone or other similar multifunctional electronic device is not
included in this exception unless it is a railroad supplied device and
is used for an authorized business purpose; and
The camera is turned off immediately after the photograph is taken: and
the camera is not used by an employee at the controls of moving
equipment.

Why does csx not have the same rules as other class I railroads. What
are they so afraid of? Why would they not want to know and have
documentation of serious safety concerns or the violation of laws and
regulations. Other class I railroads don't seem to be as afraid of the
use of cameras. CSX seems to be. Is it because they know their safety
committees are not effective and the Unions will either take for ever
to take action or not take action at all? Do the pictures put them in
the hot seat and force them to take action? Does the bulletin not spell
it out in black and white that they are afraid of the consequences?
Mangers have control of the photographs. For their "eyes" only.
Wonder how the FRA and USDOT feels about this restriction!

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

I was laid off lots at the rr. I never took my pention money out I left
it in. The longest I was laid off was two years. A lot of people quit
that where a head of me. Which meant I got called back sooner. I never
expected to retire from rr,but my advice is don’t burn any bridges
behind you. Take the layoff get another job and if you get recalled
decide then what is best for you. I started the rr at 18 retired at 57.
I don’t know where the time went. But it feels good now sitting back and
collecting my pention each month. Good luck

Name: Leaving
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 23 October 2017

There are plenty of people leaving, and there are people who have had
their jobs cut that have no intention of coming back. We sacrifice
quality of life for a good income and security of our jobs and
benefits. Alot of that is either gone or alot less promising than it
was before this old bastard got here. My seniority was getting good and
meant alot just last year, now I'm on the bottom and worse than i was
my first year! I got a great job myself. It's a pay cut to start, but
within a year, I'll be equal to or greater than where I am except
I'll sleep at home every day, I'll know when I work and know when
I'm off. I'll be able to control when I sleep, what I eat, whether or
not I can exercise, I'll be able to keep my grass mowed, I won't have
to carry 70 lbs of bags everywhere.... And you know, a year ago, I
would've said I plan on retiring on the railroad with no intention of
ever doing anything else. I would've taken my lumps, taken another
furlough if necessary, you know, but with all the extra bullshit and
changes, all the extra stress, the insecurity that is moving in, I
don't have the slightest bit of hesitation to leave. I'm ready. Next
week brothers. I love(d) the job and the people I worked with, but
it's just another chapter that I'm glad to turn the page of.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 23 October 2017

Heard they finally shit canned chad ingram? He stole cash from CSX by
taking money from a rail car repair company

Name: Wrong
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 23 October 2017

Cho cho


You're correct that most of us won't be leaving but It has very
little to do with lack of skill and education.

My subdivision the men on the trains have more education and training
than our supervisors.  There are many vets, college grads and
tradesman. 


I'm all three.

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

I was third generation railroader. For a lot of us railroading gets in
your blood and it is like no other job. Some of the conditions we have
worked in,and got the job done. I put up with Hh for 4 years. Positive
thing he will not be there forever. I miss the people I worked with on
the railroad, rr are a good bunch.

Name: CHOO CHOO
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 23 October 2017

No matter how bad it gets, and it will get worse, most of us are stuck
at CSX because we are too dumb to go find anything that pays 17+ an
hour. There are plenty of jobs that work Mon-Fri set schedule no on
call that pay decent, actually match 401k, have profit sharing, good
unions, etc but the majority of us have no other skill set to move on
to something else. So no matter how bad it gets CSX will not have to
hire anyone for a long time because there is very little chance of
anyone quitting.

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

Most companies grow there stock value from growth and performance.
Retaining and aquiring new customers. Csx seems to have done just the
opposite,losing over forty percent of your customers, is nothing but
neglect on ceo part. There will be a one time payout before Hh is done
with CSX. As it stands now employees customers have suffered since Hh
has been ceo. I can’t see now how his plan is going to be profitable
for CSX. Just a big sale of assets of the company,which anyone could
do!!

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

I think it is a sell off off what ever he Hh can get money for. To drive
the shares up then he will give the signal for family and friends to
sell there stock. Then after that he will just be a token till his
contract is up or they can him. Either way it is a win win for him. He
is not acting like a ceo that is looking out for the well being of the
future of CSX. The board of directors will cash out and move on. And
some other railway will get a good deal on CSX. Sad but greed is
agenda.

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

Man this hh fellow really dislikes yard jobs..has pretty much gutted
them system wide ..lunch breaks ...you should probably forget about
those..eat your pastrami on rye walking the lead..2 man crew switching
out an industry you can scrap that idea..just not worth the man hours..
..coal is dead ..containers ..no money in it..autos no money in it ..
merchandise trains are the answer..hh is right this will be an
efficient rr problem is there might only be half a dozen customers left
..sl zbinden

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 22 October 2017

He received railroader of the year. He Hh should of quit while he was in
the lime light. I think every one knows by now he has hurt CSX, in many
ways. And his plan looks like a failure. Not the legacy he wanted to
leave. Hh is a failure with CSX.

Name: no dumbass
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 22 October 2017

I hope Hunter Harrison fucking suffocates in his god damn sleep the
skinny little fuck

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

And......back when each terminal had crew callers, before late 1987 &
they started consolidating that dept. -- it was ONE hour call.

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

One thing you forgot to mention is a lot of railroader, have a high
divorce rate. Child support spouse payments etc. It takes a good woman
to stay with a railroader.

Name: history
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for 20-30 years
Posted: 21 October 2017

Foamers. railbuffs, Public!

Conductor 30+ post brought back some memories from hell. If you didn't
quite understand his post let me help educate you.
when a crew was done working and marked off on their time ticket if
they worked less than 12 hours(11:59) they were subject to be called in
8 hours to return to work. This included the 2 hour call to order them
back to work. So in other words your phone would ring 6 hours after you
got home so they could tell you to come back in 8.
Now lets do some math here. Say you live in the parking lot in a
trailer. You mark off and walk to your trailer. Take 15 minutes to
shower and clean up. 15 minutes to prepare a meal and eat and 15
minutes to do what ever chores or other things needed(read mail,
contact family, etc..) and then give yourself 15 minutes to fall
asleep. You have now lost 1 hour of your 6 hours of rest you are going
to get before they call you to report in 8 hours. That's 5 hours left
to sleep. Think about all the people who lived 30 minutes to an hour
away. Those poor people were totally screwed if they were first or
second out for jobs being called back to back. If you worked over 11:59
you were allowed 10 hours rest. That meant you were called in 8 hours to
report back in 2 (10).  LUCKY SOULS! You were better off making sure you
worked for 12 hours or more. And you did not get any extra time added
back to the 10 hours rest like you do now.
How in the hell did the feds ever allow that to happen to railroaders.
No way in hell that happened to pilots or air traffic controllers.
Thank god after years of derailments and train crashes because
railroaders were just plain worn out that the feds had to do something
about it.  Now we get 10 hours of undisturbed rest. That means NO PHONE
CALLS until 10 hours are up. No calling us in 8 to tell us to come back
in 10. If we outlaw (12 hrs. on duty) we get time added to our 10 hours
rest for every minute we are out there until me mark off.  Say we are
stuck on a train waiting for a ride and it takes us 14 hours to get off
of it and get back to the yard. That will give us an additional 2 hours
to add to our 10.  Get the idea!  Best thing that ever happened to
railroaders. 

So now you ask why the problem with the train line up schedules if we
finally get a few extra hours undisturbed rest? Say you come home and
you have only worked 11:59. You are going to get 10 hours rest.
Well,not really. Depends on how far away you live and how long it takes
you to do your chores, etc, as described above. Most people average 6-8
hours left over to sleep if they know they are going to go right back
out when their 10 hours are up. Before you go to bed you look at the
train line up schedule and you see 3 trains to run. You are 3rd out on
the pool so you assume you will get the 3rd train. That train in not
scheduled to leave until 15:00(3:pm) the next day!  YEAH!!! Now you
think you can stay up a little later and do laundry, shop, yard work or
if you have a family make the wife happy and do something with the kids.
The first train gets called, the second and now all the sudden the 3rd
train is getting called at 7 a:m!  WHAT THE HELL! How could the train
be called 8 hours earlier than scheduled. Better yet they throw a
different train on there that wasn't even on the schedule.  If you
think this doesn't happen then think again!  This has been going on
for years. On lets not forget the extra board men who don't work
pools. They are on call 24-7 until they get to their off day. This
happens to them all the time. Because of this if a person is 1st out to
be called you CAN NOT BE TO FAR AWAY FROM YOUR HOME. You are prisoner to
the phone and your house if you are first out on an extra board. They
pull unscheduled extra trains out of their hats all the time! I myself
have been in the middle or mowing the lawn, grocery shopping, getting
my hair cut, etc. and have been called short and surprised and have to
quit what Im doing and rush back home and finish later.  Yeah, we all
know railroading is a sucky business, but it is not so far behind in
technology that management cant figure out where their trains are and
when they will be arriving that they cant do a better job than what
they are doing. There is absolutely no excuse for any train to be
called 4-8 hours earlier than scheduled. No excuse for a train to show
up out of the middle of know where with no warning for the crew!
Railroaders base their whole lives on what they see on those schedules.
THE COMPANY KNOWS THIS! They don't care. Its the same junk every week,
every month, every year and no one seems the least bit interested in
hearing what we have to say! A lot of people in the public who don't
understand our issues think railroaders do nothing but complain and
bi...h 24 hours a day. Yes, there are those who do and will complain
about anything, but maybe it is because they have been conditioned to
react this way. Valid pay claims not paid, trains screwed up, hours
waiting for trains to show up while you sit in the crew room when you
could have slept a few more hours. Management breathing down your neck
to get out of the yard when they have done everything wrong so you
cant, improper paperwork, no locomotives ready and on and on and on! 
Now we aren't allowed to take turns taking a nap on the engines while
we wait for hours sometimes to move our train or get relieved. No more
using our phones on the locomotive while we sit for hours waiting.
Camera's on the engines watching our every move. Do railroaders
complain and bi...h?  You bet your bottom dollar. And for damn good
reasons. The company created the monsters not the crews!
So now you have a little more knowledge of our "making" over the
years. Some of the battles we have had to deal with and some we are
dealing with now. The next time you read a post from someone
complaining about the train line up schedules you will understand!

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

By the time Hh is done with CSX he will have things so messed up. That
the new ceo will need employees cooperation. To get CSX back on the
right track. Hh is sick in the head and only cares about his ego now.
He has been paid out and has nothing to lose no matter what he does.
The sad part the board of directors sit back and watch this
performance. They are just a bunch of scared puppits in suits. That
should of shut Hh down long before he lost all those customers.

Name: training
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years
Posted: 21 October 2017

Help

Everyone is quite aware that the training qualification records for
that particular program is not correct for most T&E employees.  It has
not been since the very beginning. There were hundreds of crew members
who did not follow the instructions and never corrected anything or
submitted the corrections to a supervisor to fax to the CMC center.
That system notice came out and was effective Sept. 23, 2015. You can
view your entries and make a note of each one that is incorrect and
again submit them to your supervisor. The information for most crew
members in not correct and the CMC is well aware of this. To be quite
frank, I don't think you will be able to get yours corrected even if
you do submit it to the CMC. The program is not handled correctly. If
you want to protect yourself from being charged for refusing to take a
job that you know you are not qualified for or was never trained on to
begin with, I suggest you make a copy of the entries that are now
entered into your qualification status and correct them by hand. Submit
them to a supervisor and fax a copy to the CMC. Faxing it without a
supervisors signature will not do any good because they require a
supervisors approval for the changes, but it will show you made an
attempt to notify the CMC. If you are charged for refusal to work and
were not provided any chance of qualifying with a pilot you have a
better chance of winning your case if it goes to investigation. Again,
the CMC is well aware that a lot of the information that is documented
is incorrect.

Name: HELP!!
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 20 October 2017

ANYBODY!!!!

A couple of years ago the company came out with a bulletin that said we
had to complete an employee qualification screen that listed all the
jobs on the territory where we worked. There were a lot of jobs on
there that weren't in our territory or even on our division.  I did
the screen and gave a list to the supervisor on duty like the bulletin
said to.  I just looked at it and there are a ton of jobs on there that
show Im qualified on them and my expiration on them don't run out until
2019.  This is total bull because a lot of them I was never qualified
on. Not one single time. Some are on other divisions and some I
haven't even heard of the towns or yards they are in. Is this why they
keep calling us all hours of the night for jobs we aren't qualified on?
I thought the whole point of this screen we were supposed to complete
was to let CMC know where we are qualified so they could call the right
people.  This has to be one big joke.  I tried going in and deleting
stuff or remove dates but you cant do anything to the screen.  whats up
with this.  This stuff should be accurate.  It even has some jobs saying
my qualifications are good on jobs as an engineer.   What the hell!

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

Well, Conductor 1-10:

We've bitched & complained about inaccurate train line-ups for years.
The Unions do try.  You should've been out there when it was only 8
hrs. max. off between tours of duty [if you weren't 12+ hrs. on duty
the previous day] & that time included the notification for work. 

The RRs have to be concerned regarding hrs. of service & whether  
you are rested [per the(newer)law-regulations] for a call to work.
  
They are not concerned with your personal quality of life - never were
& never will be. 
You are considered a lowly profit costing employee that should be
grateful just to have a job.

Name: Brake test
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 20 October 2017

https://www.google.ca/search?client=safari&channel=iphone_bm&source=hp&ei=CDzqWaOfKMrSjwTBgZDYCw&sjs=3&q=aar+rules+on+number+one+brake+tests&oq=aar+rules+on+number+one+brake+tests&gs_l=mobile-gws-hp.12...2569.20424.0.21630.36.36.0.4.4.0.319.4731.4j29j0j2.36.0....0...1.1.64.mobile-gws-hp..0.29.3702.0..0j46j0i131k1j0i46k1j0i22i30k1j33i22i29i30k1j33i160k1j33i21k1.109.Aw0_FFLk3xs

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 20 October 2017

Just wondering you talk about these trains sitting,well after a train
has a complete air test.And is ready to go. That brake test is only
good for twenty four hours if the train is sitting there not on air.
After twenty four hours of sitting without air it has to be retested.
How does CSX get away with this. Do they just lie on test times on the
forms. I can’t see how they can,with all the information entered in
computer. This is a safety issue that should be addressed.

Name: screwed as usual
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 20 October 2017

FRA HOS/Fatigue specialist

You people need to step in an do something about this damn train line
ups that CSX just cant seem to get straight!  HH thinks he so damn
smart, why don't you sit down with the geneous and see if he can
figure out how to teach the idiots in Jacksonville how to get train
line up information right on the crew screens. Every stinking day this
monkey outfit calls a train that's not listed on the lineup. Most of
the time its on the extra pools.  And if it isn't the trains are
called at a different times than listed. We all know he doesn't give a
rats butt about how we feel or how our lives are constantly disrupted by
their inept scheduling but our families do. The FRA has a fatigue
specialist that is supposed to be looking out for the best interest of
the public as well as the railroaders.  How can these idiot constantly
call us on short notice and expect us to be able to have any quality of
life or rest properly if they pull trains out of their butts we know
nothing about. This has been going on for so long its not even
laughable anymore. I know for a fact that crews have filed complaints
on these train line up problems.  There have been forms floating around
the yard offices for over 2 years now and not a damn thing has changed. 
Avon yard is one of the worse! They know these trains are out there.
There is no excuse for them not to be on the train lineup on the crew
screen. They probably wont be called on the time they are scheduled but
at least we know its out there somewhere and be ready for a call instead
of blindsided all the time. What the hell do we have to do to get a
handle on this. I know I'm not the only one sick of it.  Its like
beating a dead horse complaining to the Unions.  They aren't doing
dick about this.  There has got to be something the FRA can do about
this.  How much money do we have to collect from all the crews to get
into your pockets?  How big of a bride do we have to come up with! 
I'm sure the press would have a field day with this one if it got out
we were collecting money to bride you into doing something about this! 
Do your job and play ball with us!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 20 October 2017

I watched HH with the STB. Priceless. The statement about people
"don't know what their doing" He does not give two shits what the
STB thinks. And Sanborn seemed scared shit less of him. He spent most
of his time talking about what a smart guy he is. Sad!

Name: No service
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 20 October 2017

Ape 

It doesn't matter. The STB isn't going to do anything more than the
FRA does. NOTHING! There are customers who are lucky to get service
twice a week. Several are still a week behind. The power is so short
trains are backed up. Closing engine shops and sending locomotives
hundreds of miles down the road to be fixed screwed the hell out of the
yards. Minor repairs could have been done on site now crews have to wait
days for power to come back. Stupid idiotic move. The bottom line is the
customers don't really care. If they did they would be marching on
Washington. Their not because their hands are tied. Trying to change
their business to truck shipments will cost them a serious loss until
they can get contracts settled. Ask yourself why the STB isn't
hammering harder.  Answer..... $$$$$$$. Really curious if csx is giving
these customers a discount on service charges to keep them quiet and off
HH's back. Should be showing up in the books. Write it off as an loss
in profits due to operating cost.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 19 October 2017

I watched Hh in front of stb board,he he’s been in front of them twice
he is literally rotting in front of there eyes. He is pumped up on
morphine they is why he is able to be there. Seen this type before he
is not long for this world. At  meeting he is just going threw the
motions and they know it. By entertaining listening to dead man
talking.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 19 October 2017

I wonder what cindy sanborn will do when she's passed over again to run
the railroad.i can see hunter putting this ken hunt in as ceo over
her.she PROBALY go postal especially after kissing hunters ass from day
one. I would pay money to see the bitches face when she found out she
was passed over. It be priceless, but I think she be better running csx
then a hunter crony.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 18 October 2017

Are there any terminals,where Hh has the car inspectors chalking the
coupler striker casting or carriers yet?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 18 October 2017

FRA rules cannot be made more lenient by the company,but they can make
the rules more strict. So FRA is what you go by,if some manager tells
you different you could be fined .Hope this helps.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 18 October 2017

https://smart-union.org/news/fra-to-make-cell-phone-ban-permanent-7/

Name: LEGAL
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 18 October 2017

APE

Let me set the record straight. Your comment that you are unsure if you
can have your cell phone in your grip even if it is turned off is not a
correct assumption. For one, the company requires that you have a
secondary number if you need to be contacted via another phone. An
example would be if you were staying at your away from home terminal in
a hotel. If you are out to dinner, lunch, etc. they have to be able to
contact you. Crews can not be expected to stay by their phones in the
hotel as soon as they are rested. Many stay in the hotel several hours
if not 24 after they are rested. Second, you need an emergency contact
number. If you have a family and someone is injured or needs emergency
assistance then you need a way to be contacted when you are not at
home. If you are on a local job the same rule applies. The dispatcher
is to contact you via the radio and you need a way to contact your
family. Third, I have been told by numerous railroaders that the CMC
calls them on their cell phones in their hotel rooms instead of calling
the front desk and having the call transferred to the room. I am
assuming the callers have learned that the crews may not be in their
rooms and it saves them the time of having to make a second call. If
any manager tell you that you can not carry a phone with you in way,
shape or form then you need to immediately contact your union
representation and file a safety charge for not allowing you to be able
to be contacted or be able to contact any of your family members quickly
if an emergency situation arises. You also need to let them know that
they are not allowing you to be able to be away from your hotel rooms
without the fear of being miscalled. Everyone is well aware that train
schedules are never correct and "GHOST" trains are called out of the
blue. No one should expect any railroader to stay in his/her room by
the phone just because they are rested. If you have any issues with
this it would not hurt to talk to an attorney and find out what your
rights are in regards to your safety and your families ability to
contact you. You are not in an office environment. Can you imagine if
they came out with a law that all truck drivers could not have a cell
phone in their possession while driving their trucks. They had to find
one to use when they arrive at their destination? Im sure CSX has more
common sense than that. At least I would hope so.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 18 October 2017

One thing I suggest you don’t do is if you have your phone on you,and
you get a call that does not identifies caller. Don’t answer it,because
management knows when your on duty. They call you and when you answer
they hang up. Guess what your busted and pulled out of service.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 18 October 2017

Right after the cell phone policy came in,the railway police stopped a
tm for driving a company truck talking on his cell phone. It was
reported to the head office and the tm was fired before his shift
ended. It sent a strong message to the rest of us. That they can
enforce the cell phone policy when they want to.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 18 October 2017

http://mobile.reuters.com/article/amp/idUSN0152835520081002

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 18 October 2017

The NTSB by law can sieze your cell phone,if you are a crew member and
investigated  if you where on your cell at the time of an incident.
They look at everything on your phone legally. If it is found that you
where using your cell at the time of an incident you will most likely
be charged,will a feloney. If there is loss of life you will be charged
with criminal negligence causing death,and for sure be fired. I would
google am track 188 they searched engineers phone when eight people
died. I’m not sure if you can even have the phone in your grip bag
turned off. I would really look at the company policy closely. Not
worth losing your job over a cell phone. And anyone manager telling you
to use your phone while on duty could just be setting you up!!!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 18 October 2017

Conductor 20-30 yrs.,

If there's an accident, they & the feds probably can & will look at
personal cell phone records.

Have to use a personal phone for company business?  NO.
[That is normally\usually done for convenience & no one should do
that.] 
A supervisor of any type wouldn't have a leg to stand on if trying
to charge someone for not wanting to do such.

But, we all know how some of 'em can be = vindictive, act like real
a--holes - find something else, even if it's a trivial thing, to try &
charge someone with something.


An often used RR company quote:  "Be Governed Accordingly".

Name: Cond.
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 18 October 2017

Ape 

Can't believe that is legal. Have to talk to a lawyer about that. GPS
all they want but to take my cell and view it? No way in hell. Might
have private calls that arent for any one else's eyes. No way they can
do it.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 18 October 2017

At cp they started the same policy with the cell phones. You did the
right thing. There policy is no cell phones period. So I would not get
caught with one now. They will not hestitate to fire you. And another
policy they where trying to get in. Is if you where at work and there
was an incident,they want the right to search your cell phone
activity’s.and they can track your phone with gps etc. It is not worth
violating the company policy on cell phones and getting fired. Tell the
wife or girl friend before you leave for work. If they have urge to
talk. Tell them to slide up and down the bannister till you get home.

Name: conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 18 October 2017

CREWS!!!!


The crap is already starting.  Had a TM tell me he wanted me to call
him when we got to our first industry to service. I told him I left my
cell phone at home. It was the honest to got truth. He insinuated that
I was lying and just trying to be difficult because of the new cell
phone rules. I told him I didn't appreciate it and if he wanted me to
call him to get me a company phone to take. He said that I could use
the engineers phone it I wanted to.  I told him that he cant expect me
to ask the engineer to hand over his phone and use his minutes just
because the company couldn't find me a phone. He was livid. Told him I
would tell dispatcher and he could write down the info and he could
check in with the dispatcher.  He said forget it. Then he followed us
around most of the day. My union rep said to file ethics charges and
had me write out a statement as to what happened. I wrote the statement
but haven't filed the charges yet.  This crap is going to get real bad
soon. If this happens to you then write out your statements as fast as
you can and get them to your LC!

Name: Ha
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 18 October 2017

Ewing and his bitches are just that's bring it bitches

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 17 October 2017

It would be interesting to find a dollar figure on CSX,assets that have
been sold. When he was at cp there was an abandoned stretch of rail
within the city limits of vancover. That the community use for a garden
each year. He had the gardens removed and sold the property. It made the
news several times. This guy does not care who he walks on.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 17 October 2017

Wait Hh will sell the rails from,all the places he can.  Outing is to
small if money can be made it will be sold

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years
Posted: 17 October 2017

Look like the long term plan for CSX is to start selling off assets. CSX
would like to shrink down their propertys by 13%

Name: BillyDee
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 17 October 2017

Eugene doesn't care about intermodal.   He's ran off plenty of
buisness.    He closed Caskey Yard and put a stop to ID runs.   He
doesn't give two shits about 10 years down the road only the now.  He
knows he won't be here anyway.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 17 October 2017

North Baltimore = relatively new (opened early 2011 & 
planned & built mainly for intermodal traffic).

New Castle & Willard = old RR terminals \ yards.

All three are on the ol' B&O RR line.  Will changing them that 
much work?

The big shots make plans & are supposed to for yrs. in advance.
Unions & their members have to play catch-up.

Would be interesting to read/see the minutes recorded from
the board of directors meetings.  Hope they're not screwing
up big time.

Name: Doh!
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 17 October 2017

Willard is now switching trailer trains, the eastbound class yard is
being shut down entirely, rumored to get sold to wheeling. North
Baltimore closing, for real, selling cranes, or maybe moving them to
South Carolina. New castle getting 30-40 million in upgrades to handle
more freight. Good luck.

Name: Joey the donut 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Yard Master, for 20-30 years
Posted: 16 October 2017

KISS MY CELL PLEASE "KISS MY ASS NIPPLE HEAD"

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 16 October 2017

Have been through a lot of these types of things.
If a person is going to report violations, they'd better get their
ducks in line per se; be correct, have documented proof, etc. Know for
sure.  Have seen very many penalty claims and/or regulation violations
submitted that were just about plain worthless.  Most won't do it all
because they're afraid of having a target on their back. Yeah, it can
be a chore to do it all correctly & it takes time; but that is what it
takes to beat the co. - it can be done - it has been many times before
- & the RRs hate that.

Name: Retired now
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 16 October 2017

Conductor:
Title 49, CFR 228.  [Law - Rules - Regulations regarding Hrs. of
Service for RR employees.]
Unions have legislative depts. Those people are compensated pretty well
to handle such matters & are supposed to.  Call, write.

Name: Conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 16 October 2017

FRA!!!!

We all know you read this site everyday! So when you read this you are
being made aware that rules are being violated. Yeah, cant prove you
read it so cant charge you for not reporting to Washington but you know
what right!
Ha (poster) is 100% right. At least once a week you have to LIE on your
hours of service reports in order to get paid. You cant tell the truth.
A lot of times you cant report where you really were when your done
with your work or the real times that you did the job. Dead heads and
recrews are some of the worst, If you get 2 tickets(frickin miracle)
you run into problems with that too. One little trick they play to
screw up double tickets is to put a one minute difference in between
the off duty time on one ticket and on duty time on the next. The HOS
report screen wants to know what you did for that one minute and you
cant get it to take. Freezes the tickets up for days sometimes until
you can get it fixed. No one believes these crew callers don't know
what they are doing. They also don't put Taxi(deadhead) tickets in a
lot of time so you can show were you were working and how you were
transported. What if we were in a wreck in route to a train or from a
train? No dead head authority to report,

Now to the ON BOARDS! Management is back to making crews complete the
OBWO after they are OUTLAWED!  I remember reading an email that YOU PUT
OUT when they started using these devices. You specifically stated the
crews were not to do these reports after they were outlawed because it
is performing duties for the company and it was a violation of HOS! It
stated it was to be given to a supervisor to complete. You need to
recirculate this notice and refresh the memories of management.  With
the new bulletin out that takes effect on the 17th on restriction of
electronic devices, no one should be using this device after they are
outlawed. It also said that quick tie up of tickets was all that was
allowed when you were outlawed.


CREWS!!!!!  Quit doing the OBWO after you are outlawed. Your violating
hours of service and using an electronic device that belongs to the
company after you are outlawed. If they threaten you for not finishing
it for them CALL THE FRA AND REPORT IT! Wait to tie up your ticket.
Don't tie up and then finish it. Don't put your time off as 12 hours
either. You put the TRUTH! When it ask who ordered you to stay on duty
after you were outlawed and why to tell the truth! Say you were forced
to complete the OBWO device for management. Quit being chicken sh...
and start standing up for what's right. You want this target crap to
stop then start banning together and do what's right!

Name: Ha
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 16 October 2017

I am leaving the rr csx is nothing but lires and thieves can't get paid
hrs orf service is a joke FRA SUCKS csx system doesn't care about it
they delay pay and have to lye about hrs of service cause csx system
won't pay you if you don't and its are fault not to do it or don't
get paid for a month or the working man that's been off duty and on
the phone or emailing cmchos.csx.com for hrs and hrs while off duty
gets fined if we lye but rr mangement can break all the rules and just
a tap on the butt FRA sucks and are lazy and back pocket employees for
the rr ...that's what's is really going on out here

Name: HRDD
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 16 October 2017

I heard the rumor about Ken Hunt a few months ago and if you think
Hunter is tough do some research on Ken Hunt he will make Hunter look
like a girl scout

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 15 October 2017

Rule 8 in the collective agreement layoff recall. Have to send you
letter telegram etc. You have to give present address report for duty
within 15 days of recall.

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

Big rumor that is a certainty of 99%!

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

Name: Gofuckyourselfhunter
E-mail: 
Employed as: M of W, for 30+ years
Posted: 15 October 2017

I KNOW YOU READ THIS HUNTER I HATE YOUR FUCKING GUTS. I HOPE YOU DROP
DEAD FROM YOUR COPD IN FRONT OF YOUR CHILDREN, GASPING FOR YORK LAST
BREATH. THEN I WILL COME AND PISS ON YOUR GRAVE.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 15 October 2017

Point taken us people that survived working under Hh is no joke. I feel
for you giving up a good job to return to CSX. Us people that have
witnessed the underhanded and unethical tactics of this management team
is no joke. Some of us at cn and cp have tried to warn you people at CSX
of things to come With Hh. And by reading your contract between the
union and CSX will make you over all better aware   Good luck

Name: Lima Ohio 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 15 October 2017

Well buddy this is CSX sucks not CP sucks I am not crying but simply
saying why Csx sucks hint csxsucks.com now if you would like to you can
create a CPsucks.com and go do your thing over there because I never got
a letter all 4 times I was laid off at Csx not CP because I don't work
at CP I work at Csx it is different so thank you for your great advice
I will remember that the next time I work at CP and not get laid off
from CP because I work at fucking csx

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 15 October 2017

To the guy layed off and recalled. I was laid off nine times in thirty
five years. In our collective agreement at cp. when the company
recalled you. They had to send you a registered letter. They had to
guerntee you 90 days work,and if they could not ,you did not have to
return to work and you stayed on seniority list. A guy junior to you
that went back could scoop you on seniority list. When you pay union
dues you get a copy of the contract. If you do not read it, then stop
crying.

Name: Lima Ohio 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 15 October 2017

Fuck this company they way they toss is around I gambled big time I even
asked the Trainmaster if I come back to work I wont be laid off in two
months will I he said no and hey he was right because it only took one
month here I come NS

Name: Lima Ohio 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 15 October 2017

Was laid off for a few years hired out in 2014 Chicago Division. Just
got back to work over on the Louisville Division 4 weeks in just marked
up as qualified and now i hear North Baltimore is shutting down this
fucking company is fucking with not just me and my family but so many
others soon I will be furloughed again I left a good job with vacation
and benefits to come back they don't give two fucks about us employees

Name: Hollywood hogan
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 15 October 2017

http://www.firstcoastnews.com/mobile/article/news/local/several-cars-derailed-from-csx-train-in-jacksonville-train-back-on-track/77-483454244

More empty blocks derailing, but at least they apologized to amtrack
customers for the delay.

Name: joke
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 15 October 2017

Eugena is a cunt

CSX try to get a hold of me after I'm called.   All those no good sobs
in JX can kiss my ass.

Name: kissmycell arss
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 15 October 2017

ALL T&E  

Tell the company to kiss your ass and if they want to talk to you on a
phone they better provide every single crew with one. This is just more
control freak crap that dried up has been is throwing out their to
intimidate and make the crews miserable.  Previous poster had it right!
 we sit there for hours waiting for a damn ride and sometimes hours in a
siding waiting for other trains or relief crews or to hand off trains.
This dried up old prune just wants to make everyone miserable like he
did on the CN and anywhere else he got his old hands on.  I have never
worked a local were a TM or RF has not called me throughout the day
wanting to know where we are or what progress we are making.  If they
want to talk to me they can have the dispatcher order me to call him
and then I going to send bill to CSX for the use of my damn phone. we
need the unions to get in on this and make CSX provide everyone with a
company phone. What the hell is wrong with using your phone to keep you
awake or from dying or boredom when you are sitting for hours on end
WAITING WAITING WAITING WAITING!And another thing, not everyone can
read their rules books for hours while their waiting. Some people fall
asleep after reading for long periods. Playing an interactive game that
is brain stimulating can keep a person awake far better than reading
some company rules books for hours on end. It isn't hurting a damn
thing while you are sitting there in limbo WAITING! WAITING! WAITING! 
The crews have to call stopped every 15 minutes so they have to be up
anyway.  This old fart can go to hell. 

Joey the Donut...your an idiot loser.  Get real about our bullshit
issues or get off the site!

Name: Joey the donut 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 15 October 2017

I think Cindy San should sit on HH's face and do him in, wow could you
imagine that. That would make a straight man gay

Name: Turddle
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 15 October 2017

Trying to start a useful thread here:
What does everyone think of the new National Agreement?
How will we vote on it?

FYI John Previsich total compensation package = $437,719/year

Name: Nofavors
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 14 October 2017

Due to the new bulletin.    Brothers and sisters don't ever use your
phone for any sort of company business.  After taking  a call for work
don't answer or place a call due to anything CSX related.   Don't
call ptc,to,mechanical or any other of their bullshit.  Dispatcher
tells you to call TM use only a company provided phone..


As much as we wait on a ride after going dead.  No naps no phone no
unapproved reading material CSX knows this is not fucking possible.  

Fuck CSX and fuck Eugene

                                NO FUCKING.    FAVORS

Name: Rules
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years
Posted: 14 October 2017

Crews 

Beginning October 17th no more texting allowed. Emergency and company
use only. No use of personal phones unless you are 25 feet away from
the locomotive. That includes engineers too. Read the new bulletin. No
exceptions. Minimal voice only. 

No napping! No texting! No reading of anything that is not company
related while on duty. If your stuck on line of road for hours waiting
for hand off you better bring plenty of CSX propaganda to read.  Going
to be long hard punishment from here on. If the job doesn't kill you
Bordem will!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 14 October 2017

CSX will never be the same after,Hh is done with it. He hates unionized
employees and any turmoil he can cause to upset any comfort you use to
have will be gone. So when you get upset and rattled about the changes.
It puts a smile on Hh face,we went threw everything at cn and cp that
you are,just starting to experience.watch you back with this ceo
because he wants to fire you.Hh does not want long service employees
with six weeks vacation and other benefits they have to pay. They want
the new guy with min.vacation time with no seniority’ that they can
push around. I’m watching CSX closely because it does not make sense
for a company to lose forty percent of its customers,in the name of
positive growth. That’s insane he is up to no good as far as the well
being of csx

Name: Monkeysuncle
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 13 October 2017

CSX news is that Mr.Ed is calling all the shots at CSX HQ.  CSX rumor is
that Mr.Ed has been putting the Long stroke on Eugene and Ms. Sandy is
jealous.

Name: Grand DAD
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 13 October 2017

GOD HELP US ALL!!!

Is it just me or is anyone else just plain sick and tired of these new
crew callers who don't understand a damn thing about how the railroad
has worked for the last 30 years. Why in the hell is the company not
putting them through some serious agreement training or just some plain
old simple railroad 101!!!!   I swear to god if one more crew caller
wakes me up running a roster just to get smart mouthed with me because
I AM NOT QUALIFIED IN THE ENTIRE INDIANAPOLIS TERMINAL IM GOING TO
START FILING HARASSMENT SUITS!  This god for saken company has made a
damn mess out of everything when they extended the terminal limits. It
used to be 10 miles shorter going both directions(east and west) then
they started extending it out after they were bombarded with 100's of
claims for road crews doing yard work in yard limits. Then csx kept
saying avon didn't have yard limits only terminal limits. Well that
may have been a technicality because avon didn't have YL signs posted
and in the timetables but the yard crews had switching limits set by
the FRA on how far they could go out with cars with hazmats without a
CT168. They weren't supposed to go past the area where the IC(terminal
dispatcher) area of responsibility ended and the IB( road dispatcher)
area began. So they came up with this extended limit crap to try to get
rid of claims and let the yard crews go out farther to do the work. Its
bullshit because there still is a limit the FRA will allow any hazmat
to travel on main line without a CT168. That would be the end of
switching limits! All these new crew callers are being told that
everyone who works out of Avon is supposed to be qualified to work in
the ENTIRE TERMINAL LIMITS! Who is telling them this shit. I have been
on a pool over 20 years that has advertised miles and advertised
starting and ending points. I DO NOT HAVE TO GO 1 damn mile the
opposite direction of my advertised job limits let alone 10 damn miles.
This is called out of route and out of my advertised limits.  I haven't
worked their entire so called terminal limits and don't ever intend to.
They extended this shit years after I was hired and trained. I got the
seniority to stay where the hell I am and work the job as it is
advertised. I tell these morons over and over that I did not have to be
qualified to work both directions and I don't have any reason to go
outside of my advertised limits. Quit calling me for this terminal
limit bullshit and call me for the job I have been on over 20 years. 
I even had one threaten to put me down for refuse to work if I didn't
go do their stupid dog catching shit of my own damn train outside of my
advertised limits. Couldn't bring it down to me to hand off where my
advertised limits start. Said it was in the terminal so I had to go get
it. Told them do what you go to do but if you want me to go it you find
me a damn pilot because Im not qualified, never have been and if I have
to I'll call an FRA man to go with me. See what he has to say. I hear
guys saying every day they are being threatened with insubordination
charges if they don't go get on trains miles out of their limits they
weren't qualified on. How come there aren't more fra guys around the
yard. Isn't anyone calling them? What the hell is going to happen if
this rumor comes true that HH is going to make everyone qualified on
everything and be one big extra board. Does this idiot not know how
many people were never qualified on everything. Does he know how many
pilots are going to be needed.  I heard he thinks just one trip is
enough for anyone. I hope to god the FRA has their hands in this cause
if they don't I can bet you bottom dollar that us Grand Dads are going
to be up his arss like stink in 
his horse barn. Its bad enough now with these crew callers not knowing
how things work but if he starts this crap our lives will be hell. They
wont know who's qualified and who isn't. They will be calling all of
us all night trying to find a warm body and then threatening all of us.
YEAH and why the hell do they keep getting away with threatening us and
talking to us like dog crap. If my kids talked to me the way they do I
would smack their mouths! JEEEZZZZ this crap is getting deep!

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

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

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 12 October 2017

What kind of board of directors, sit back and let the CSX ceo Hh lose
over 40 percent of the companies customers. And Hh for the second time
blows more steam up the stb ass. Hh has a plan and it is not building
CSX up. I think we will have to wait and see what his real agenda is.

Name: Reality Check
E-mail: 
Employed as: M of W, for 1-10 years
Posted: 12 October 2017

Pay close attention to Eddie Johnson from Chemours addressing the board
beginning at 1hr 54min and 20 seconds. Listen closely to what he is
saying. Hunter's lasting legacy may be the arrogant ass responsible
for reregulating the Railroads. Sure other class 1 CEOs would love to
get their hands around his throat. Thanks alot Paul Hilal, clueless CSX
BOD and every other dumbass that voted to bring this cancer to Jax.
Remember when HH said cultures die one funeral at a time? Pretty sure
everybody in that room except HH hopes he takes the lead on that one.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 12 October 2017

Retired carman from cprail. Checked job adds after Hh raided cn and cp
they are having very hard  time hiring people for all positions on the
railway. They pay good money, but it is amazing how the word gets out
the way these companies treat people. Now with social media and
employee rating sites. I don’t know how these companies are going to
turn this around. It is amazing how a ceo can make decisions to delay
multi million dollar trains to save a few buck on labour. Very poor
planning for a company to have ceo that is there just for his own
interests.

Name: Reality Check
E-mail: 
Employed as: M of W, for 1-10 years
Posted: 12 October 2017

Www.stb.gov.   click on hearings/meetings archives. Will be first one
11/11/2017. Will have to download but worth it.

Name: Reality Check
E-mail: 
Employed as: M of W, for 1-10 years
Posted: 12 October 2017

https://www.stb.gov/stb/audiomee.nsf/71c35e25bd34f1f68525653300425877/8832013effcfa65e852581b7004ca125?OpenDocument


Flanked by Ol Cindy and Bob. Boss Hogg, Roscoe, and Enos

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

Does anybody have EHH testimony before
STB? Please attach. This should be good.

Name: Monitor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 12 October 2017

Graham Buxton 

Your using an LG "TRIBUE HD" L5676 model correct?  Play nice! If your
a foamer then you are mixed up. Most foamers love the railroad because
they love locomotives and the "OLD CHARM" the railroad once held in
their young lives and usually don't trash the crews. I know. I have
talked to dozens of them. And yes, they do support our issues! They
especially don't make comments like yours..... Troll and put a "HIT"
on cry baby crews.......
Only managers/supervisors enjoy putting "Hits" on crew members. I get
the impression you are neither a rail buff or Supervisor. I could be
wrong. You may have lost your job position and your back in the ranks
as one of the blue collars now. Your mad and having a temper tantrum.
If not then you have some hatred for T&E employees. I would then say
the term "HIT" means something else. Again, put your phone down and
find some help or relaxing therapy. If you don't have anything
productive or helpful to post that will help the crews through this
horrible takeover and transition then do us all a favor and go find a
site that offers a support group for survivors of what ever abuse you
have been through.

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

T&E

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

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

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

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

Name: Speedy
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 11 October 2017

Graham Buxton is a flammin railbuff homo.

Name: investor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 11 October 2017

VANGUARD MARKET PRESS RELEASE

CSX SERVICE DISRUPTIONS TO BE DISCUSSED AT WASHINGTON REGULATORY
HEARING


8:02 AM EDT, 10/11/2017m(MT Newswire)--CSX service disruptions will be
addressed at a Wednesday "listening session" before the U.S. Surface
Transportation Board in Washington D.C. according to a report filed by
Reuters.
Dow DuPonts Dow chemical unit and privately held agricultural
manufacturer Cargill (DOW) are expected to speak before the top U.S.
rail regulators about their experiences with the CSX rail network. The
network has been hurt by service problems since the summer.
CSX will be given the chance to defend its new operating strategy, the
report said. 

Will be real interesting to see what HH has as an excuse for disrupting
one of the largest well known manufacturing companies in the country!

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

They can do that

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 11 October 2017

https://youtu.be/-sVwiJhvQSQ?list=PLzolym-iVdtsa33QY045Hq5iZe5NsMx-e

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 11 October 2017

Well next time you have election for union reps. And your not happy with
the present people. You can send them a message and vote his ass out and
send him back to the working ranks. You can change things with an x.
Over the years we sent a lot of self serving pricks packing.

Name: no dumbass
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 11 October 2017

That's Right : waste your time voting because it's meaningless the
contract is already ok d on a golf course in Jacksonville by the 5th
hole.

Name: Retired
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 10 October 2017

To the guy that said he was not shown a vote count that is wrong. When a
person was elected the union always posted the results,strike vote etc.
Something is wrong there because we use to post results in lunch rooms
every where. The person that told you no is wrong and you should of
went over his head. And the results have to be kept on file in case of
recount etc.

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

Left good old CSX after 10+yrs.  The first 7 years were the best ever,
then turned to pure hell.  I jumped ship to a different career and
couldn't be happier for doing so.  Currently, I pay $70 a month for
medical, vision and dental on par with what I had at CSX.  My 401K is
matched and grew 10x as much within a year as opposed to CSX.  Gave up
the pension but the 401K match will make up for it.  Yes, you all are
getting screwed.  F the company and the union!!!

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

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

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 10 October 2017

I suggest all you union members in good standing start attending your
union meetings and stay informed on all our issues. And vote on all
issues,don’t cry after the fact. And then blame the world for things
that did not go the way you wanted. It’s your job and you are the
union. Get involved.

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

Fuck you red you asshole

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Name: wtf
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 10 October 2017

What percentage of back pay and how many year's are we talking about
brothers and sisters

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 10 October 2017

With all Hh changes and cuts and sell off. The stock seems to be
dormant!!

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

I haven't laughed as hard in a LONG, long time until I read Mr. Ed's
postings for today (10-9).

Thanks Mr. Ed.  I'll see that some oats and other goodies get sent
your way and maybe the old man might treat you better than CSXT
employees.

Name: Me
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 09 October 2017

I would love to see Head Hunter replace his oxygen tank with some
Anhydrous Ammonia.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 09 October 2017

Conductor 1-10:

If & when & once the proposed contract is ratified -- In the past the
RRs had 60 or so days to pay the retroactive wages.  
Those entitled -  "have an employment relationship with a carrier on
the date of this agreement OR retired or died subsequent to (a certain
date)".

Have to wait to see the new agreed upon Q & As but probably those
furloughed or have resigned are SOL.

Name: Thanks UP
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 09 October 2017

One of my many many referrals is about to CASH ($$) in again! You keep
making your settlements better than all the rest!

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

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

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

This is for conductor 1-10


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

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

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

The vet says, "What happened?"

 Eugene says, "The horse blew first."

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

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

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

Mr.jorgan

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

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

Cu at Mr.Ed camps soon

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 08 October 2017

If company pays hourly are they going to pay shift differential for
evenings and night. Overtime after eight hour and double time on
holidays?

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

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

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

Mr. Ed

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

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

Mr. Ed.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 07 October 2017

All these jobs being cut at CSX is for short term gains. It takes years
to train railroad workers and lots of money. They did the same thing at
cn and cp. now they are scrambling to get people back. At cp top
managers quit they can’t find people to fill a lot of these high paying
jobs because of there reputation of the way employees where and are
treated. Short term gain for share holders but the company will pay in
the end ,trying to restart down the road. Lots of good talent lost that
other railroads will pick up.

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

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

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

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 07 October 2017

At CP when they fired management,for the company to show there gratitude
they even provided the box for them to clean there desk out. Before they
they got the nice escort off the property. Dog eat dog world!!!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: CSX Customer, for N/A
Posted: 07 October 2017

Hearing Fitzsimmons and other executives were walked out by police in
Jacksonville in Friday afternoon. Sounds like another shake up is
coming. Hold on to your butts!

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

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

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

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

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

All Crews

A few more Trainmasters have hit the dirt.  Hell days are returning.
Like the days when CSX took over Conrail and they ran the good ones
out, the new HH hit squad is doing the same. Three more TM's are
stepping down and getting out while they still have a soul.


Word from payroll to TM's.... It is not your responsibility nor should
it even be your concern if the crews get paid. If they have an issue
with their pay they can create a case and take it up with their Local
representation!

So when the Chief refuses to give any one a second ticket as agreed
upon per your union agreement or cuts your miles or puts you on the
wrong kind of service, it wont do you a damn bit of good going to your
TM for help. If they promise they will get you your second ticket while
you are out doing the extra work then they are just blowing smoke up
your butt or they just don't know they have no say so any more. HH is
hell bent on destroying the union agreements and making ever member
miserable. Everyone knows what to do. In the meantime it is now more
important than ever to stick together and file as many claims as
possible. This is a war now.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 06 October 2017

You know how the railroad works. In Quebec they charged three
railroaders with 47 counts of man slaughter. Scape goats they are ,the
trial starts this week. I would not make a move with a train till your
union gets clear language on your duties and also from fra. Playing
stupid Is no defense,if something goes wrong. Hh did this in Canada
transport Canada said trains needed number one brake test at certain
terminals.  The tests never got done,crews still took the trains till
transport Canada got wind of it. The practice stopped immediately.Hh
does not care about rules that slow things down you people know better.
Write it all up ASAP.

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

FRA/DISPATCHERS


CSX and the FRA have rules on employees working jobs they are not
qualified on. Union agreements cover pilots. CSX operating rules make
it very clear that when we work on foreign line railroads we follow
their operating rule. For the last 2 months the chiefs have been making
crews stay on trains when taking them to hand them off to other crews
who are working out of our territory and running on a foreign line. 
They are saying after they have been piloted one time by these crews
they are qualified to take the trains. One time does not make a crew
qualified. Second, CSX is not giving any maps or one single operating
rules book to anyone for these foreign lines. How the hell are they
getting away with this. Made me do it about 3 weeks ago and I didn't
learn crap about the foreign line I was on . The so called pilot crew
said they thought we were getting off the train and going home. They
had so idea we were going to stay with them and they had their regular
train ticket changed to a pilot crew ticket while they were in route to
the hand off spot.   
Is is not illegal to make crews do this when they aren't carrying any
of the foreign line railroads rules books?  No maps? We don't even
know how to read the foreign line paper work. Saw a little of it by
pilot crew but it was greek to us and we didn't understand any of it.
Is this a federal offense. I heard they are threating insubordination
charges on crews for not wanting to go if the chief finds out they have
been once.  No rules books?  NO maps? No classes?  This is called safe
running of trains?

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

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

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


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


Kick ‘em

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 06 October 2017

The 5000 job cuts that Hh did at cp.Saved over 300 million bucks
annually. Now they can’t fill management and other jobs. The word has
been out for a while how shitty cp treats employees. They are now short
people in every department. And new hires are just a shadow for the
first year because they need to be trained. A lot of guys that got cut
found other jobs. Now they try to offer incentives to get people back,
but they can’t stomach the place anymore. It’s going to be interesting
watching what happens at cp and CSX. Once they cut employees for short
gains. But down the road they need all these people,and they know it.

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

North Baltimore isn't closing. Just won't be switched by csx
transportation.  Willard , however, is closing.  There will still be
road crews, but no yard crews at either...

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 05 October 2017

Just wondering how many people have been cut at CSX to date,union and
non union staff?

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

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

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 05 October 2017

To Dave,

Now come on,

North Baltimore:  all those plans, the money\work they put into all
that - go back just a few years - there was nothing out there in that
area besides rural homes, farm ground & 37 acres of woods - hard to
believe they could/would just plain close it - even if headhunter
doesn't care much for intermodal business.

Any of the CSX Board Directors have RR operational experience?
Many of us still out in the field figure the CSX as we knew it might
well be gone but have to think they're not concerned about the future
as it may end up a part of a bigger system.
 
Normally, usually, unions don't really know much for sure what
companies are up to regarding future plans - they just have to play
catch up regarding contractual agreements.  
[Union heads got busted - but not for accepting co. payoffs.]

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

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

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

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

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

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

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 04 October 2017

To answer you yes it is the ceo job to make the shareholders money. But
also be a steward,to preserve the well being of the company he
represents. And treat employees with dignity and respect, as he expects
from every one. His agenda is to go in and raid CSX of everything of
value he can take from the company. And then walk away leaving the
company damaged for future ceo.Future ceo will have to do all maintance
to the railroad that has been deferred to save money etc.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 04 October 2017

All those managers that come out of hunter camp are changed brainwashed
people.If Hh told each and every one of them to get on there knees and
give him a blow job they would. I seen these managers and supervisors
change over night at cp. It was sickening the transformation these
sponge heads went threw. Hitler did the same thing,creating the
Nazis.that would do any inhuman thing to the Jews. You have to watch
your back with these,Hh nazis,they will sell there souls to please Hh.
You are beneath them now in there minds.

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

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

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 04 October 2017

"But all he is concerned with is the money he makes share holders. He
has made a lot of people rich with his rr plan."

Isn't that the very definition of what a CEO is paid to do?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 04 October 2017

Hh has been paid in advance for his revising CSX. His legacy is to go
down in the history books as the greatest railroader in North America.
For him now it is just like a big game of monopoly,and the game board
is CSX. This man likes his power of controlling people’s lives and he
has damaged many families. But all he is concerned with is the money he
makes share holders. He has made a lot of people rich with his rr plan.
To him that is the name of the game and he has lots of push and support
behind him. And Hh knows once he is gone that Mr.Ed has to maintain a
standard  of living so hunter family needs the money.

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

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

Name: been there
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 04 October 2017

Retired


CSX has been doing this ever since they took conrail over. There were
several Tm. RF and YM who spilled their guts to all of us out in the
field before they left on what was going on. They left because they
wanted to live a life where they didn't have to feel guilty for
ruining someone's employment record just to make the powers to be in
Jacksonville happy. Some took transfer out of places live avon yard on
the great lakes division because it had been designated as the division
that would take the most hits to keep the failure rates where they
belonged. Several were threatened as well. Told if they didn't get
their failures us they could start looking for another department to
work. They got busted once when they had a list of workers that they
were ordered to stalk and get failures on . the list got out and the
Unions actually stepped in and got it stopped.
A lawyer told us the failures weren't just to have something to hold
over an employees head to try and keep them under control but they were
also being used when someone was injured and took them to court. If that
person had a failure they could use it to argue that the employee was
unsafe and the company was watching them and trying to coach them on
proper safety rules. They also use them to show the courts that they
are active in watching and schooling the employees on safety in the
fields. 
Here's a thought.  If HH is dropping a lot of the safety rules and
getting more lax about them, then it is obvious that he is not worried
about safety injuries or safety issues in the court. 
What HH is doing is setting everyone up with this new IDPAP policy to
be able to fire them and reduce the work force. If he cant fire them
then he will at least be able to get them on the street for 30 days and
out of the way. Stall bringing them back. Hopefully the union reps that
are in office have half a brain in their heads and have figured this
out. We aren't as stupid as Upper management thinks. The only problem
we have is not sticking together as Union brothers and forming our own
teams to stand hard and refuse to be intimidated and harassed with
threats of failures and termination. A union is only as good as its
members. It doesn't matter who is in office right now. If the members
rebel the Union officials have to react. To much fear of the press
getting involved!

Name: RRJim
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 04 October 2017

Back when the merger to CSX went into full gear in the mid '80s upper
management told certain middle management who they thought were to lax
to fire 3 employees in a week or they would be out of a job. They
complied. It's a familiar scenario.

Name: Retired
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 04 October 2017

What a manager told employees was all supervisor and managers at cp. had
to have so many passed audits and failed audits per month on employees.
Even managers outside your department can give you a failed audit. A
few supervisors where fired for not having enough failed audits on
employees. When you where givin a passed or failed audit the supervisor
had to notify you in writing. Then it was put on your personal file. And
some of these failed audits where pretty stupid, but it was a failed
audit. The week I retired every supervisor in my department gave me a
failed audit so they did not have to fail guys still working. I was ok
with that because I would never go back. It is companies game just to
have some dirt on you,so it makes it easy for them to discipline you
for the future.They want every employee to feel very vulnerable.

Name: Conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 03 October 2017

Monitor 

SHIT!  I had to read that policy again after that post. That's exactly
what it said and it's full of management loop holes. Better watch my
ass for now on. I don't run and I follow rules. If my trains get out
late it's not because of my performance. we need to start documenting
all the crap that delays us and send it to our union's to show we
arent the ones who are poor performers.  Get paper trails started. May
need it in the future if this gets bad.

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

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

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

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

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

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 03 October 2017

Hopefully old half dead dies soon. Looks fuckin gross in his latest
picture.Go suck some oxygen out of a horse dick with a brake stick
shoved up his ass.

Name: !!
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 03 October 2017

Other/CP

If everyone of the employees have some kind of failure on their records
it goes to show only 2 things. The policies are so ridiculous and so
numerous that no living human being can go without getting some kind of
failure on their records. the seconds would be that the company is so
bad at training its employees that no one understands half the rules or
cant figure out all the gray areas that most of them have.  If they want
to nit pick them maybe the guys should start taking notes and pics of
the stuff that management does every day that are rules violations. 
Cant read a damn newspaper while you sitting in a crew room waiting for
a train?? Then how the hell can TM's run around with porn magazines and
gun magazines in company vehicles and read them while they are waiting
in the bushes.  We have all seen a lot of this kind of crap and if they
want to drink HH Koolaid and start this shit then all's fair. We had
enough of that shit with Ingram and his Nazi Southern followers. This
shit cant start again!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 03 October 2017

I retired last year. Put up with Hh for four years everyone’s work
ethics where satisfactory and appreciated. We where givin a nice bbq
every year to show the companies appreciations. Then ahh came to cp, we
where now a bunch of incompatant unproductive bums. Management got there
brainwashing and not one employee was free of some form of failed audit
or dissapline. Even the teachers pets where knocked down a few notches.
The atmosphere that was created was you can be fired for anything at any
time. Run for the company or else,at one point more people where held
out of service that they left shifts short handed just to make there
point. Managers made up for the staff shortages. So I’m going to tell
you, that you might be doing a good job for the company and they will
find fault with your work. Hh has to have failed audits on every
employee. To make it easier to make a case to fire you. Nothing will
get better at CSX now that Hh has changed the railway culture for years
to come. The culture as creel as ceo has not changed much since Hh left.
You have to put up with this shit or like a lot did just quit.

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

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

Name: Monitor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 03 October 2017

DAVE


You don't want people to think your a mole then don't chime in here
and put a post to someone who hasn't addressed you In weeks.  What
tips did L&N give you? Was it private on your own email server? You
just happen to post a dead horse topic that you said you would back
away from when you haven't been asked about it. 
Funny how you come back with this as soon as some info is posted that
doesn't look good for the company. We are not going there right now.
What the posters want is some answers. Why isn't the STB still pushing
HH to get the customers serviced? How come it is so quiet. Did we lose
these customers so there is no reason for complaints filed? How will
this effect our future investments? How about rumors of closing more
yards. Willard was mentioned as one that will be cut back. How many
jobs will be lost. How many will transfer and bump junior men out of
their jobs. How about the new supervisors that are crawling out of the
wood work and handing out ridiculous failures and charges that most
supervisors have turned their heads too because they know its petty and
can be handled in house. The new discipline policy allows HH's hit team
to charge everyone with a major if they want by twisting and trumping up
a minor offense to something more serious. Everyone will be seeing 30
days and will sit at home until they decide to call them back and then
maybe let them go on "TIME SERVED!"

IDPAP POLICY FOR OPERATING CRAFT EMPLOYEES
The new policy has been changed drastically to allow supervisors to
trump up offenses from a simple minor to a major if they feel it is
warranted. The previous policy had three categories. Minor, serious and
Major. The new HH regime has reduced it to two. Non Major or Major.


CSXT intends to continue to provide a safe work environment in which
all employees can experience meaningful work and contribute to the
team's success. CSXT requires managers to provide fair and consistent
treatment to all employees under their charge and to USE ALTERNATIVES
TO FORMAL DISCIPLINE WHENEVER APPROPRIATE.
MANAGERS WILL RETAIN THE DISCRETION TO HANDLE APPROPRIATE NON-CRITICAL
MATTERS THROUGH INFORMAL COACHING!  What is APPROPRIATE????
It all depends on who the supervisor is!

Non major offenses are defined as rule violations, POOR PERFORMANCE or
violation of CSXT's policies, practices or procedures that do not
result in derailment or damage to equipment and that are not otherwise
identified in part II (major) of this policy.

What the hell is poor performance?????
Joe takes his time and makes sure he checks everything he does to work
safely. Checks his footing for slip trips and falls and follows all
safety rules. 

Bob runs like hell and cuts corners to get out of the yard because he
has something to do tonight or at the hotel and wants to get out on the
road.

Joe eventually gets a reputation of being slow and all of the sudden he
is being watched. Rumors fly around that he is bulking and is causing
unnecessary delays.

Guess who now has to deal with POOR PERFORMANCE evaluations now. 
If anyone thinks for one moment that they cant be charged with POOR
PERFORMANCE they better think again. This policy is written to
intimidate and push employees to bend over and take what ever is handed
to them my management. How any of the unions ever allowed this to see
the light of day without one hell of a battle is beyond me and anyone
who has read it and sees how it is worded. 

Sorry Dave but T&E employees have bigger problems on their plates than
dealing with a possible derailment. They are dealing with a whole new
army and the crap is just getting started. The writing is obvious.

Name: Monitor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 02 October 2017

Cool mo D

Do us all a favor and ignore Buxton (aka pines, etc....) Goating him is
what he wants. Been monitoring this site for 10 years. They have a
pattern. Just one of the company mole that are paid to disrupt the site
and draw attention away from topics that make the CSX legal team and
their public safety director little nervous. He showed up after the
discussions on Hunter setting up all Tm's to be able to do and take
away the work from Union contract employees. But then there was a
poster who pointed out that customers were still not being served and
that employees can report it to the STB in behalf of them. The usual
comment on the intimidation in the yards by the new HH hit squad have
been discussed a lot but they usually don't go crazy on this site
until people start throwing names out there. That really surprises me
as well as other posters. If there is a supervisor who is pulling
people out of service for minor petty stuff that can be handled in
house with a local TM then their name is usually posted on here to let
others know who this person is.  Rumors are flying around that they
pulled a crew out of service for reading a newspaper while they were in
a crew room waiting for work but since they were on the clock they
charged them with a violation of unauthorized reading material.  

Ok mole..... lets see what you got now!

Name: Cool mo D
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 02 October 2017

Hey Graham Cracker Butmunch if gonna post something have make sense. Or
better yet don't post anything just go take some pictures of a passing
train and dream about operating it knuckle head

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

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

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

New rumors running rampant. Since, Avon's closing didn't work. Now CSX
is looking at closing Willard Ohio as they feel it would be the next
logical step in the process of streamlining work.

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

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


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

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

Yardmasters will be running etest.

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


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


Hourly rate for you donkey fuckers

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 01 October 2017

Ya one thing Human Resources does now,before they hire an employee is
check all the social media on a person. I know this my wife is in Human
Resources for the company she works at. Also people have been fired for
unbecoming an employee for some things they post. Ya it happens,now a
days a lot of guys are pussy whipped.  Scared of divorce !!!

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

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

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


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

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 30 September 2017

To Exlc your right about labour laws. By the time the union got Hh to
court it would be years from now. He knows this and what he did in
Canada. I’m sure he will try to do at CSX. And that is all it is to
kick union members in the balls. And a republican government is not
union friendly. He knows the best time to get non union people to run
the trains are now..office staff do not want to run trains but will be
forced to.

Name: ????
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 30 September 2017

Bidro....blah 

And this info helps us how??? Get our claims paid? Get the customers
serviced?  Fix the damn train lineups? Stop the intimidation and
harassment by the new HH hit squads?  Stop job losses?  Bring the
furloughed guys back? Now if you had pics of him in bed with HH wife
maybe you would have something to work with!

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

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

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

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

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 29 September 2017

http://business.financialpost.com/transportation/the-other-side-of-hunter-harrisons-cp-legacy-white-collar-workers-driving-trains/amp

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 29 September 2017

https://wcmimages-nationalpost-com.cdn.ampproject.org/ii/w680/wcmimages.nationalpost.com/images?url=https://financialpostcom.files.wordpress.com/2017/02/fp0218-gs-cprail.png&w=302&h=226

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 29 September 2017

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/cp-draws-fire-for-using-managers-to-operate-trains-following-collision-in-bc/article34315359/?service=amp

Name: Carman
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 28 September 2017

Cprail Conductors and engineers are in same union as USA members. Like I
posted before. Hh layed  off over five thousand employees. To make up
for that he trained all office staff. It was mandatory. You can find
this on google. Office staff trained as conductors and engineers in
half the time with a simulator and was approved by transport Canada. He
is just repeating at csx everything he did at cprail. He used the excuse
to train office staff as back up employees in case of a strike they can
keep the trains running. But when they had shortage of crews they used
office staff to run the trains instead of recalling employees. On
google there are lots of interviews with media and ceo creal and union
heads. Check it out for yourself,because that is what he is doing with
CSX. This was seen as unsafe because office staff had next to no hours
in the field. Office staff said they are in fear running trains because
they have limited experience. But there concerns where ignored by cp
heads and transport Canada.

Name: Exlc
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 28 September 2017

All union members 

HH has made it clear that all trainmsster who are not licensed
engineers will go to engine school and become lisenced.  His reasoning
for this is because they must also be able to supervise and be
knowledgable in the skills of all engineers. Since he did away with RF
positions that is understandable but Mark my word if he thinks he's
pulling a fast one and going to use them in the seat in place of the
hard working union dues paying members he better think again! All
members can sue the pants off of their union if they allow this to
happen.  Read and understand your legal rights as a union member in the
United states. Read the LMRDA regulations. If HH tries this it will be
one of the most blatant outright attempts to union bust and any union
should take him to federal court.

Name: X
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years
Posted: 28 September 2017

The next CSX CEO has already been chosen and is being shaped into Hunter
II

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 28 September 2017

There are still crew consist agreements in place.

If a co. officer (or other) performs a function\task that is supposed
to be done by a contact employee - penalty day claim.  If an officer
(or other) supplements a crew [ie: works a shift, day, trip as a
crewmember], then a 5 day penalty claim.

Not many pre 1985 employees out there anymore. 
The co. has to be paying way less in wages, etc. compared to earlier
times & still not satisfied? Sad.

Name: Reality Check
E-mail: 
Employed as: M of W, for 1-10 years
Posted: 27 September 2017

Coworker had copy of new CSX magazine.  Page 15 with picture of first
Hunter camp. Hunter looks like a dead man sitting there in the middle.
And the pretty boy on the left in the pink jacket. Wonder how many in
the picture went back to hotel room and brushed their teeth or stuck
their finger down their throat after looking at themselves in the
mirror. Hope Hunter is dressed in his best when he meets his maker.
Maybe he can wear Dapper Dan's pretty pink sportcoat. Nauseating!!

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

I think customers should lawyer up. Get CSX to court for breach of
contract loss of business,and seek compensation. I don't understand
why they are not sounding the horn on this.

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

Sickofwaiting 


You know you can file an annonymous complaint with the stb in behalf of
the customer.  If the customer is afraid of taking CSX to the mat
because of fear or customer retaliation you can call and tell them they
aren't getting serviced and for how long. Let the stb call them and ask
questions. An example of customer retaliation would be giving bad
references to inquiring companies as to their reliability on paying for
services,working with crews and railroad support. Yes an industry can
get a bad rep. From a railroad that blah balls them.

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

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

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

Rhonda, I don't know what state you live in but in my state anything
after 2 years of marriage earned & gained becomes communal property.
That means that $4000 is your money if you hire a good attorney. Of
course the amount spent on a lawyer could be beyond $4000. Sometimes
it's best to walk away especially only after 2.5 years.

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

Well Ronda sounds like you will be better off without the bum. Once a
fence jumper always a fence jumper.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 26 September 2017

Do these customers have a contract with CSX. And if CSX can't fulfill
the contract obligation. Does CSX have to compensate customers for
breach of service????just wondering!

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

T.L

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

Name: Sickofwaiting
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 26 September 2017

STB/FRA  
the trains are getting longer and customers are still not getting
service. Haven't serviced 2 of ours for over a week. They are talking
about getting trucks to bring stuff in.  Why the hell have you been so
quiet. You have to be getting complaints. Maybe it's been quiet
because the ones who were sick of waiting have moved on and found
another way to get their product.  We would all love to see a list of
the customers who have dumped CSX because they were sick of waiting on
this PSR plan. We have stock in this company too. We have a right to
know how much business we have lost. Maybe plan on investing somewhere
else!

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

Mr. lolflon 

Sounds like your a man getting a promotion.

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

Yard limits suck

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

Heeeeee I did lose a shoe.

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

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

Name: Carman
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 26 September 2017

Ya I don't get it,the terminal I work at the yard is mostly empty. And
we are interchange terminal. No trains but the stock went up 14 dollars
in the last two weeks and holding. Maybe CEO Creal has a horse shoe up
his ass when he got kicked by mr.ED

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

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

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

Eugene

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

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


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


Horse of Course,
Mr.Ed

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

Mr.Ed camps coming to a terminal near you.  

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

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

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

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

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

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

Fact

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

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

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

Name: not fooled
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 25 September 2017

OK OTHER

Don't pretend to be some stupid idiot that thinks trains may not have
brakes because we all know better. Quit trying to bait people into a
stupid idiotic conversation because your boys in Jacksonville are tired
of reading about their ignorant, immoral and abusive behavior. We
aren't falling for it. So go back and do what any little mole does and
slip back under your rock. And if for some reason you really are that
ignorant GOOGLE TRAINS!  Jesus man.  Is this the best HH has to throw
out there!

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

Thanks for welcoming me as the carrier advisor. I try to get the old guy
to
listen to me! Brrrrrrrrrrrr

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

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

Name: BLET GC HANNAH
E-mail: crock@blet.org
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 25 September 2017

Mr. Hannah...Please consider a retirement before the upcoming GC
elections and do the Brotherhood a favor. We are tired of the financial
treachery imposed on the membership by the committee's greed!
And maybe come out of the closet accept a higher management position
with Union Pacific!

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

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

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 25 September 2017

Hh gets railroader of the years,magazine with pictures of dirt bags.
Gratification party for the greedy that makes them feel better taking
money out of employees pockets and putting in there pockets. Hh and
friends are legends in there own minds.reminds me of history when
Custered and army went in and killed all the people in an Indian
settlement. And took the land because they found gold on there
property. Just different tactic from past times. But same results for
the greedy.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

PSR you no good lazy should have been fry cooks.

Name: Carman
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 24 September 2017

One thing I noticed with management working under Hh. They go into
survival mode because the buddy buddy system is now gone. Once Hh gets
there name and position he checks them out. Some of these managers
could not organize a drunk in a liquor store. Those ones will be weeded
out,of the management team. People react in funny ways when there
livelihood is threatened. Hh has seen it all knows all the secrets and
they will not pull one over on him. He has his informants all over the
place and report back to him. It is one place I would not want to be is
a manager for CSX. They make good wage. And if they get fired,they know
on the street in the real world they are minimum wage people. If your a
manager at CSX you better produce or Hh will have you on the street. I
seen many managers fired at cp,people I thought where all safe. But Hh
is for Hh and the share holders,If he can fire someone that's an easy
hundred grand that goes back into  the pot.

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

My manager had double standards, and treated her subordinates different
than her "equals". She was all about breaking people' back and not
having enough commons sense to understand logical explanations. She was
a hypocrite, and was always trying to get dirt to use against others,
all of this while pretending to be a friend. CSX used to a good
company. Now is just one more GREAT example of corporate America
killing good hard working American, and not caring about a loyalty or
showing any remorse for FIRING so many good people... The name of this
website is PERFECT.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 24 September 2017

What happened to the STB hearing on Sep 12th?

Hunter is turning CSX into the worst class I railroad in a very short
time.  The media reported continued customer delays and disruptions as
of 2 days ago while worker layoffs continue. It doesnt take much to see
the total disregard for employees and customers by the Harrison regime.
The  Board is complicit.

Name: Retired
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 24 September 2017

When Hh was at cp all office staff where quailed in a simulator and a
few runs. You can google this,and read whole story people. I'm sure he
will do same thing at CSX. Office staff where certified in no time as
conductors and hoggers. Very dangerous move on companies part.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Name: ASKING
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 24 September 2017

BLET MEMBERS

Rumors are flying around that the BLET turned down offer of pay raise
offered (53.00) and said no to other offers. Asked LC and he said he
wasn't sure what was happening.  What the hell am I paying these damn
union reps for if I can get an straight answer from an LC. None of us
at work want this super pool crap. No way does any of us want to be on
one big extra board working every single job in our division. Besides,
we have shit load of territory to run over from Toledo Ohio to St Louis
Illinois with locals and yard jobs. Half the guys are qualified both
directions and it would take over a year to get everyone qualified
everywhere. Some ex TM's who are back on the ground are saying HH is
saying everyone only needs one qualifying run to be trained. IF this is
true this quy is a frickin crazy nut crack case. Especially when we go
on foreign lines and some yards are screwed up as hell. One trip does
not make someone truly qualified. The FRA has to stand up on this one.
A pilot extra board better be established too.  This whole thing is
starting to smell like one big unsafe loser stink pile to most of us!

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

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

Name: Carman
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 24 September 2017

One thing most crew or fm don't know is once a track has been air
tested by carman. And a shedule A for number one break test has been
provided. If any of those. Cars are switched out again and crew bleeds
cars off they have to be retested. Or a number one test is only good
for 24 hours. After that they have to be retested. But if air machine
is left on track in charge position. The twenty four hours does not
count. I have seen tracks that have been tested then for some reason
switch crew goes back in bleeds cars off. Then out going train ties
onto track but can't get his air. In most cases the bleed rods are
stuck open and hogger can't get his calibration down.

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

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

Name: Carman
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 23 September 2017

If your train goes into emergency and you inspect train and can't find
any problem you could have a kicker. Walk back ten cars from front end
turn angle cock set brakes up. Open angle cock walk back another ten
cars close angle cock. If brakes go into emergency the kicker is in the
head end twenty cars. Now turn angle cock at each car and you should
find kicker. Now cut out car bleed air off that car and you should be
good to go.

Name: Me Again
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 23 September 2017

First off, an emergency application is an emergency application. 
Doesn't matter what caused it.  So if there is some idiot crew that
doesn't understand why or for what reason you are inspecting the train
after an emergency application, then you probably should not be here,
it's not safe for the rest of us.  How idiotic to think , well , PTC
did it so no need to inspect or do the required 10 .  

As for PTC, well, you don't understand that either.  If you are
approaching the beginning limits and it hasn't changed to active (
will also be color display instead of grey), then you approach the
first signal prepared to stop.  In every case I've seen, 1500 feet
away and PTC becomes active.  Other than initial implementation where
bugs were worked out this works every time.  In some cases PTC will
become active further out and there's no need to slow down.

For the idiots that seem to be hoping for this company to fail or the
stock to take a dive, Jesus Christ, how stupid can you be?  If it does
you may find yourself working for a shortline in the near future. Or
for another RR.  Ole HH not gone lose any more per share than we are.
CSX will never be what it was pre HH so you may as well quit whining,
spreading false information, and be professional and do your job..  If
you keep your mouth shut, let them make the decisions, and do exactly
what they say, you'll make a fortune right now. Yeah, things are in
the shitter, who cares, I come to work to make money, and there's
plenty to be made right now.

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

Anyone hear rumors or anything about furloughs coming?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 23 September 2017

No new business at cprail still cutting everything. In five day period
shares went up 14 dollars this week!!

Name: Carman 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 23 September 2017

It was pretty neat how a couple of americansHh creal came to
Canada,railroaded us and went home with the goods. Creal still at cp
,but thinks he is in Iraq,run the place like military or tries to.
Hunter goes back to his home turf to exploit his fellow Americans,Hh
draft dodger. Could care a less how many families suffer. The prick is
evil to the core. But in his mind just business as usual. I don't
think he will live long enough to be caught by karma. It's his last
show. He is going to put on a good one. By the time these business
people are done with America. There is McDonald's and Walmart to work
at.

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

So true and government and board of directors eat it all up, becomes a
cult.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years
Posted: 22 September 2017

Corporate raiders take over a company, fire people, sell assets, and
milk the company to boost the stock price.  They don't care about
customers or employees. It is a proven strategy to make millions in
short term and then move on. A major flaw of unregulated capitalism.

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

Sounds like hunter is starting his.shit at CSX like he did with CNand
cp. it's not pretty went threw it.i think a guy is better off taking a
layoff and collecting benefits. Because the guys left working,they are
going to work the shit out of you and chase you all day. We went threw
it you can get stressed out pretty fast. And company brags how they get
double production out of one person. And the bs gets thicker and
thicker,to where some just quit !

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

36 craftsman furloughed today from Cumberland locomotive shop!

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

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

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

Name: Me
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 22 September 2017

If CSX can run off a couple hundred more customers, Precision
Railroading will be a success.

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

This is a one shot deal for Hh ,he has only been there a short time and
has made many cuts. Believe me he is far from done cutting at CSX. He
will sell anything that he can get a dollar for. And shut machines down
that he can. Turn the heat and lights off in the shops etc. I could go
on and on. It makes no sense to us to run a business this way. But just
watch the shares go up. I seen it all how one man can affect so many
lives in a negative way. But the share holders love him. Brace yourself
people,he is a dangerous hurricane to CSX.

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

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


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

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

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

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

Before Hh our rail yard was plugged ,major traffic in and out. Lots of
activity in the yard and main line. After Hh came threw most days you
could fire a cannon ball threw yard and hit nothing. We where one of
the busiest terminals in Canada. We built most trains that went into
USA. And we received trains from USA. Cp stock went up seven dollars in
one week. But no rail traffic I find it hard to figure out where all the
trains are. They are now closing nineteen sidings in western Canada ????
I don't see how this is preparing for the future and so called more
business.

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

Cprail had 16500 employees beforeHh came. After Hh we are now about ten
thousand. So if Hh tries to cut same ratio at CSX. You could see 13000
employees laid off. Sad but this guy will try and get operating ratio
to the lowest ever. He has lots of push behind him!!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 22 September 2017

Cumberland shop just cut 50 machinist, electricians, boilermakers, etc

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

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

Name: Wax
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 22 September 2017

Cool MO. I think they were just talking about speed in the yard tracks.




Here's a hot rumor. RCO coming back due to BLE asking for too much
money.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years
Posted: 21 September 2017

T&E jobs will continue to be reduced under HH.  This is the same
playbook he used at CN and CPRS.  Rant all you want, however, as long
as Mantle Ridge and the investor groups which support them back HH, he
will continue to reshape CSX which means less T&E jobs.  Only the STB
provides a small glimmer of hope, however he has eluded them in the
past and his pronouncement of "We are back" weeks ago had the effect
of bring the share price back above $50.  It is quite sad to observe
some of the changes since March 6th.   

Persistent rail service disruptions dog CSX customers

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/exclusive-persistent-rail-disruptions-dog-194510207.html?.tsrc=applewf

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

In Canada all locomotives have gps now,and all company vehicles. They
can tell everything if you put you seatbelt on etc. I have seen many
trains come into the yard and there up in the cab downloading
everything. So if there was ever an incedent  the computer tells the
whole story. Good in a lot of ways the data can save you or crush you.

Name: Cool mo D
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 21 September 2017

People if you're running on the main you run on signals or another
authority for movement all you need to know is the signal as crossing
you should know where they are if you're qualified on that section of
railroad it's not half the range of vision just cuz of the weather

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

From carman in fog they put ditch lights on and blind every body.

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

Hogger

Just read your post and as an interested railroad person I agree 100%
that you and other engineers should have full control over how you run
your trains.  My question is what do you do when you are running in fog
or rain that is so bad you cant see more than a foot in front of your
window.  If you are coming into a yard and you cant see how do you move
in the yard tracks at all? You have switches everywhere. I've seen most
local yards. Do you not move the train and make your conductor get off
and walk ahead of the train or do they have someone make sure you are
already lined up in your tracks. Surely they don't force you to keep
moving your train when you cant even see half the range of vision

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

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

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

Hh is an asshole but he is not stupid. These managers running around
trying to get something on the employees that make the company money.
Are living in a mind set that they are doing great things for CSX. In
reality hunter is making these managers feel important. Giving them all
the rope they need to hang themselves,lots will cross the line and Hh
will can them.once these managers get so paranoid they will start
eating there own.Hh dismantled the old boys club and the CSX will never
see it again

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 20 September 2017

Before Hh came to CSX,they got rid of 1000 dead weight managers that
where getting good pay. The railway still ran after they where gone.
These maggots running around rail yards which radar guns and looking
around corners. If they can do that and not be doing a real management
job that adds value to CSX. Quess what they are next on the Hh hit
list,trust me. Seen the exact same thing at Cp.These people are just Hh
henchmen for now. But they mean nothing to Hh. Most of the managers that
are still there most will fall on there own swords. Just like Hh is
counting on. Nepotism is going to the way side,with computers you have
to show production. And it is harder and harder to lie with today's
technology. So the the time will come when all these managers will have
to prove that they brought value to CSX. If they can't there gone.

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

Ape

We don't have increased track speed in the yard on our division. They
threw a few speed increases out on a few tracks but cancelled them. its
still 10 MPH in the yards and on tracks other than main and signaled
tracks.  If you read the rules it states very clearly what you are
supposed to do. 

For those of you out in the public who might be interested in what our
rule says and how fast we can go here it is.

Trains using other than main or signaled track MUST MOVE at a speed
that permits stopping within half the range of vision. short of a
train, a car, on-track equipment, an obstruction, s stop signal, a
derail, or an improperly lined switch and MUST NOT EXCEED 10 mph!

It is up to the sole discretion of the the engineer at what speed he
wants to travel to safely move the train. Blind curves, rain, fog, yard
lights, workers light, foggy windows, no mirrors for use, condition of
the locomotives all play a part in the engineers decisions.

It has already been discussed with the FRA whether or not an engineer
could be written up for moving slower than designated speed and the
answer was NO! NO! NO! if the engineer feel that the speed he has
chosen is to move the train safely. The company can not tell any
engineer "You will run track speed and if you cant then we will write
you up for delay of train"!  
As for the head hunting, its the same crap HH did on the other
railroads.  He will stop at nothing to increase the bottom line in the
expense book and increase the profits.   There is a big difference in
saving money verses making money. HH isn't making money. He is saving
money right now and only because he has cut the workforce. No way in
hell he is making money with the customer base he has lost. He is using
his own investments to fill the gaps. Everyone knows how to cook the
books. If he has it his way everyone who is left standing will be doing
the work of 2 men thus saving him millions in expenses. Problem is that
humans aren't built that way and cant be expected to do the work of 2
people all the time. Doesn't matter how much of raise he offers
everyone. We average 27 bucks and hour. He wants each man to do the
work of two then he better be offering 65 an hour. The cost of two men
and the cost of wear and tear on the body! Muscle and back injuries and
fatigue. 
They had a name for a man like that in old days.... they were called
Plantation slave owners.  Used their mules like a dog until they were
worn out then discarded them for younger stock. Get ready for it. 
You take a hourly wage increase and you better be able to work the
labor or two men. If not you will be gone!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 20 September 2017

Just get out of the cab and lay the slippers to the maggots they will
get message

Name: turtle
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 20 September 2017

WARNING


Hit squad is running around yards with radar guns. Don't know if they
got them from CSX police or if they have them helping them. Just wrote
some people up for speeding.  Bet they charge them with conduct
unbecoming and that will be a major.  Everything they can charge you
with can be trumped up to a major with the new discipline policy.

I hope they take them to court and demand that they show when the last
time their little radar guns were calibrated and registered to be
correct.   The next time anyone see's a supervisor blow a stop sign in
the yard or speed to beat a train or hump cut out of the yard I hope to
god they get them on video and make a citizens arrest!

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

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

Name: roadmaster 1
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 20 September 2017

here is the latest csx news, hunter Harrison has lost all work trains to
norfolk southern.no longer can csx support own work trains.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 20 September 2017

One good thing about railway jobs is they can't move the railway to
china or other Asian counties. Like they did with Harley Davidson and
all the manufacturing jobs. And it cost big money to train a
railroader. Sooner or later they will need you. But can't run the
railway with out you.

Name: Chad Wilbourn "Fan"
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 19 September 2017

What is it with your admiration of that sleazy character? Did he pass
his wife around [like the others] in order to get promotions? Because
that's how it works on the UP!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 19 September 2017

Retired,
Yeah, more often than not; the worst bitchers, complainers, whiners,
are the same who never do anything at all worthwhile - then can be the
best ever at cowering if\when in any kind of trouble.

Name: Retired
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 19 September 2017

Retired after thirty five years my last five years was with Hh. I see a
lot of articles that the union is not doing much at CSX. Maybe so the
only thing they can do is submit paper after an incident and wait for a
response from company,to act. I hear a lot of hourly wage talk for
engineers. The company can propose,the pay change to union heads at
which time has to be presented to the membership to vote. That goes
with all the changes to the contract. Democracy at its best.what I
found working on the railway was the biggest whiners never attend d
union meetings or voted on anything. But when the result came out they
cried all the time. It's your railway job and your union. Now is the
time to get involved and get educated what is going on.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 19 September 2017

I seen pictures of Hh ranch,a fucking horse has better taste. He has two
ranches maybe one is for the horses.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 18 September 2017

I keep reading comments about CSX doing poorly or underperforming but if
my memory is correct the company enjoyed several years of record profits
even with the loss of coal which was about one third of revenue just a
few years ago.These are the facts that people seem to overlook.

Name: Monitor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 18 September 2017

OK OK


First off let me begin saying to you that NO ONE WANTS OR NEEDS YOUR
FILTHY FOUL MOUTH AND ISSUES WITH ANGER MANAGMENT SPILLED ALL OVER THIS
WEBSITE.  I can guarantee you that the webmaster(Atom Smasher) wont find
what you posted appropriate either because you have not posted anything
helpful or productive just filthy and hateful.  Get some help!!!


?????? 

To answer your question that no one seems to understand, YES you are
correct. As of close today CSX stock is valued at $52.12. That is what
it would cost you to buy 1 share if someone was willing to sell it. You
would incur fee's of course from your broker or who ever handled the
transaction for you. Same goes if you were to sell 1 share. I
understand exactly where you are coming from. You are probably not a
long term investor and only look at making a quick buck. Buy low sell
high.  Invest was correct in stating that the shares of Hershey are
worth more if you need a quick buck due to some hardship and you were
able to find someone who wanted to buy it for 110.00 a share. Most
people don't understand the long term investments of buying stock.
Most the people only look at how many shares the company has given them
and how much they can sell them for if they could and need hard cash
now. 
Do not think CSX is going to make you millions just because stock
prices are rising.  The only reason it has risen is because Hunter
Harrison attached his name to it and has a tract record of bringing
companies out of the dirt and into record profit highs. 
Stock goes up and down based on numerous factors and the rumor mill and
big shot promotions will always create a feeding frenzy. 
Its one big gamble. He has to put his money where his mouth is and
it's just to early in the game. You cant bring a company like CSX out
of the dirt by reputation alone even though it brought the stock prices
up!

Name: Uga
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 18 September 2017

Heard we lost ups contract at the end of month

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

Wax

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

Name: Wax
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 16 September 2017

to invest
Hershey is not worth twice as much as CSX. There is more to it than
just the stock price.

Hershey has 212m shares with a market cap of 22.28b

CSX has 913m shares with a market cap of 44.51b

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 16 September 2017

When Hh took over CP the stock was 68 bucks when he left the stock was
248. At present time it is 193 he made a lot of money for the share
holders. He is going to get the backing from everyone. Because they
think he can repeat these numbers with CSX. The name of the game is
greed and anything gets in his way he will try and go around it or
threw it.

Name: invest
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years
Posted: 16 September 2017

WAKE UP!


$54 dollars a share is NOT SHIT...Jesus people. Hershey's is 110.00. A
damn candy company is worth twice what csx is. Take a good look at the
other railroads. CSX is chump change. Look at other companies in this
country. Hell there are more candy companies that have better stock
than CSX!   All the stupid stockholders have this pipe dream that csx
will eventually be as successful as the other class one railroads.  You
have got to be totally retarded if you think so. You have to treat your
customers right. You have to keep promises that you make. You have to
DELIVER!  The only reason CSX has made it as long as they have without
going belly up is because they have outside investors keeping their
heads above water. They done nothing for the last 3 months but destroy
customer satisfaction and reliability. The stock isn't going down
because someone is playing the market and the media along with wall
street. Again, 54$ is not crap for a class 1 railroad!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 16 September 2017

From a local newspaper today:

Have you wondered why in Toledo you wait so long for trains? I can tell
you why. CSX is under new managers.

Their main goal is to use the least manpower. That is why you see 200
plus cars.

CSX is run by a robber baron E. Hunter Harrison. His main goal is to
“cut the fat.”

A good idea if you’re a stockholder. Not a good idea if you’re an
employee. Building trains this size, should be regulated.

The local political factions are more than willing to take political
action committee money and ignore the facts.

Men are losing there jobs. It all fits into the fact that Mr. Harrison
couldn’t care less about local life. After all, look at his property
for sale. $50,000 chandeliers for his horse barns in Florida. Is the
state of Indiana this scared of a railroad baron?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 16 September 2017

Pretty good post submitted by Employed as: Trainmaster/supervisor.

"......none of.....matters because it is the almighty dollar that is
controlling.........."  

At CSX, THEY (big shots, major investors, the Board of Directors, etc.)
wanted a new CEO & regime. WE (employees, unions, etc.) didn't have a
choice.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 16 September 2017

One comment on here mentioned that it has been quiet...that's because
the stock has been going up and the STB had to move their hearing. When
money talks...everyone shuts up. The stock just closed at $52.48 on
Friday and HH is patting himself on the back.  See...PSR is working. 
The proof is in the stock.  Who is complaining now? Customers?  Who
cares!  The stock is climbing just like HH said it would and he will be
the big hero. Our savior. 

 Lives destroyed, customers lost, a railroad in shambles...none of the
matters because it is the almighty dollar that is controlling HH,
Mantle Ridge, The Board and the rest of the greed that has consumed
CSX.  HH is a puppet being controlled by a hedge fund and big money -
and they will get their money back come hell or high water (hell is
already running the company and high water just blew through so.....). 
They will continue to cut jobs, continue to cut your pay, continue to
cut benefits, continue to pit you against one another until they have
wrought every penny out of CSX and then...they will dump it or find a
way to merge it so they make more money. 

It has been said on here many times but...it is ALL about money. 
People and lives don't matter anymore. Morale and job
satisfaction...who cares?  Workers despise each other and
management...good!  The plan is working!  Looking over your shoulder at
every turn?  HH says that's the way it should be. By the time HH is
gone, every worker at CSX will have a legit PTSD claim.  Hopefully he
is gone sooner rather than later for the sake of everyone who has
worked hard to build CSX and for all of those who lost their jobs and
want to see him pay for what he has done to them and their families.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 16 September 2017

Phyco logic warfare on the union membership. Hh wants to cause as much
termoil to employees as possible. If he can get the union membership
fighting with each other and reps. It takes focus off him some what.
Senior guys start resenting newer employees getting better jobs,and so
on. It's all part of his plan he did it at CN and CP wait till he cuts
employees so deep that all office staff will be trained to run trains.
You can google that on cp office staff running trains. He knows that
really hurts membership. And your union can't do a hell of a lot. Till
after the fact,then they can just put in a grievance and wait for it to
be heard by an arbitrator. It's frustrating but this will keep
happening till Hh is gone and then common sense might be return to CSX.
Seen all this play out at cp. Creal thinks he is running cp like the
military but contracts are coming up so he has to soften his stance
with union. It's all about controll and breaking you down one at a
time,then reprogramming your mind to think,Hh is the greatest. Myself I
hate the fucker for the families he affected .

Name: waiting
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Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 16 September 2017

Fellow workers


Talked to my LC and he had no answers on what is going on with our
agreement talks and about our pay.  Said they are talking and are
supposedly not agreeing on some of the issues the company wants to
change like medical cost and pay raises. Still want to talk about one
man crews. rumors are flying that HH wants one big super pool at all
terminals. No more running rosters. Everyone is qualified on everything
and seniority isn't good for anything but vacation day. That's going
to go over real good with guys who have 20 years or more and haven't
worked anything but one pool for the last 10. Have over 200 people who
aren't qualified on everything and they say they will give each person
one ride on each job. BULLSHIT! One trip does not make a person
qualified. Just more FRA violations to file.  What good is it to have
years and years of seniority to lose it to someone who has a year or
less. Freight is still backed up our here and industries are not being
serviced. They are bringing in new TM's every week to replace the ones
HH had fired or forced out.  That was a slap in the face to the good
TM's we already had and new the terminals.  Its been to quiet. There
has to be something going down and the Unions and the reps are talking.
What the hell are we paying union dues for? Thought it was for a
contract. They are working for us. taking our money to provide us a
service. What is going on? They better start talking to the people who
are paying them!

Name: EXLC
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Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 15 September 2017

Legal   

What you should have done is to advise "DAVE" if he/she is aware of
violations of federal law then it is his/her duty to report it.
Willingly  and knowingly holding back information of someone committing
a federal offense makes that party just as guilty. 

Dave....if you know of such offenses then it is your obligation as a
U.S. citizen to notify the proper authorities. If you are afraid for
some reason such as legal suits filed against you by csx then you can
always send all the proof that you have to both union internationals by
means of certified/registerd mail. That way there is proof you sent it
and they signed for it.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 15 September 2017

Well pall if you have to travel to go to classes,I'm sure they have to
pay you mileage if you use your own car. Or pay for other
transportation. Meals rooms etc,I treated it like paid holiday when I
had to leave home base.

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

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

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 14 September 2017

You see what Hh is doing to CSX he gets these managers to go out and
fire who ever they want. One less body helps get his operating ratio
down. And brings stock price up,but when they cut so deep that they
have trouble crewing trains. He just fills the spots with management.
Another thing all the people that are fired will go threw the process
to get there jobs back and most will. With back pay and benefits. Hh
will be long gone when a lot of these hearings happen. So he does not
care how many people get fired. And csx. is going to have to make all
employees whole again at a big expense. Again not Hh problem,he wants a
high stock price then they will all cash in and run. Hh is getting away
with firing people,but in the end CSX is not.

Name: YEA
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Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 14 September 2017

Cond 1-10

You are 100% right.  This no napping issue was brought to the FRA's
attention when it first came out and they claimed they didn't know a
thing about the rule change. We asked them if we needed to file
complaints with the fatigue specialist and the office in Chicago said
no that they would look into it.  So far not a word has been heard from
anybody in the FRA. No one in either union has said anything about
taking this insane rule change to the mat with HH.  So in the mean time
it is suggested that everyone and we mean EVERYONE  take the safest
course of action and follow the previous rule if you are tired as hell
and do not feel rested.  Take notes of every time you are woke up in
the middle of the night by crew callers running the rosters to fill
jobs because of man power shortages. Some people have reported their
phones ringing over a half dozen times through out the nite. They know
the calls are not for them. They know what trains are scheduled on
their pools.  Not only are they woke up continuously but so is the rest
of their family. If you need to rest you are empowered to take the
safest course of action.  If you tell crew management that you cant
take your call because you are tired as hell from being woke up all
night they will charge you for refusing to take the call and pull you
out of service.  They created the situation that you are in. Make notes
of every time they do it.   Take your nap!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 14 September 2017

Safety first if you need to rest those eyes go for it. Screw Hh my life
is more valuable than Hh ego .Always have always will nap Any expert
doctor would agree. A twenty minute nap can revive a person.

Name: 
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Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 14 September 2017

It won't be long till Hh fires all his dead weight managers. Then the
tail will be back wagging the dog in no time.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 14 September 2017

Cp here after reading all the articles sounds like,Hh has unleashed all
his bullshit on you people like he did in Canada. Good luck with your
fight against these inhuman pricks.

Name: Been there
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Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years
Posted: 12 September 2017

Yms.  

 Don't forget hh is a union ball buster. Hates them. Federal laws
protect u in this country better than most. Doesn't mean the union
won't sell u out.  Remember what hh said...cultures change one funeral
at a time. Do yardmasters need a union if they can go out and play in
the field with their supervisors?  Just something to think about.

Name: 
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 12 September 2017

At cp they made tm a managers job. They are not unionized anymore. They
still hold seniority on the list. But for every year they are in
management they lose a year of seniority. FYI

Name: 
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Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years
Posted: 11 September 2017

Retired Conductor


WRONG!  Yardmasters are not supervisors. They are administrators for
the Trainmasters. Yes, they issue instructions on movements in the
yards but they are not real line staff supervisors. Nor are
dispatchers. They do not have the power to discipline crews or order
them to violate the rules. They must report problems to upper
management such as the DTO. Sorry if it sounds degrading but the fact
is union contract employees are not real supervisors in the legal sense
of management verses union employees. Apparently you haven't been
around when a big headed yardmaster has instructed a crew to do
something that is in total violation of the rules or FRA law and the
crew demanded a "Supervisor" to step forward and issue the order.
Most yardmasters have sense enough not to go that far but some have and
some still will. The trainmaster if fully responsible for the actions of
the yardmaster and they know it. The yardmaster may go down if he does
something totally unsafe or orders someone to do something that goes
all to hell, but the TM on duty is still his supervisor and is held
accountable as well. The difference is the yardmaster has a union to
back him and fight for his job and the Trainmaster does not.

The big question now is how in the hell can a yardmaster be on special
assignment working out in the field helping out the Trainmasters. Just
what the hell are they doing. They cant discipline or do observation
testing of union contract employees. They may be able to run crews
around that need rides or act as clerks(that were all fired) but they
cant do anything in a "real" supervisory manner. No one is fooled.
Many know not to trust them in the field. One has already been seen
following workers around watching their every move. And what for???? 
They belong in the yardmaster seat doing yardmaster duties as covered
by their union agreement and working with their fellow union contract
employees. None of this started until HH showed up. If this isn't and
attempt to union bust then what the hell is! Other railroads have
yardmasters who are not covered by union contracts and they are
supervisors. Maybe the yardmasters don't see what might be coming. If
they lose their union status then let them play supervisor all they
want. But until then need to keep their loyalty checked at the right
door.

Name: Retired Conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 11 September 2017

EXLC
   Do you realize that you are being degrading to yardmasters? That is
unbecoming of a union member. Hunter is getting just what he
wants.Yardmasters assign work and keep track of crews. They are your
supervisor, check the rule book and the YM contract, which by the way
is UTU.  Most just want to do their job and go home. The only one who
ratted me out in 40 years was an engineer.

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

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

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 11 September 2017

EXLC:
Yardmasters always have been & always will, tend to be pro-company. It
is the nature of the beast\position.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 11 September 2017

Canada here three railroaders start there trial in quebec today hogger
dispatcher and?  Charged with 47 counts of death. They are scape goats.
Take notice train crews could be you. Blamed for run away train,one man
crew.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 11 September 2017

Sitting here in Canada watching hurricane,just wondering does csx head
office have power and are. Computers down or do they have back up
generators. Just wonder how storms have affected csx

Name: INDOT
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 11 September 2017

Harry
If your streets are closed due to the weather and you can not get out
and your company does not believe you, you can call the state police
and request they send someone to get you because the railroad is
denying you the right to stay off the roads because you must move us
commerce freight. If they can not get you a ride then you call the
railroad back and tell them to call you some railroad transportation.
They have shuttle services for you I believe? If the state police order
everyone to stay off the roads the railroad does not have the authority
to break state law. They are federally regulated but they are not
federally owned. They can not break state laws and put their employers
in danger. Some companies/ business are exempt such as state and
federal prisons if they have shortages of staff but that is due to the
extreme need of safety in protecting citizens from possible harm.  Good
chance the state police will laugh when you ask them for a ride or you
will be disciplined for not showing up but you need to do it anyway.
They will have it on report and if you need it later to fight the
charges you can get a statement from them.

Name: Harry
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 11 September 2017

How ironic is it that the people at the Jacksonville office (especially
the crew mismanagement) get a weather day. When I try to get a weather
day due tornadoes or winter weather when the streets are closed I get
denied

Name: EXLC
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 11 September 2017

UTU/BLET MEMBERS

Your union reps are keeping too quiet.  They are either being left in
the dark or they are being told to keep their mouths shut if they want
to keep their positions.  HH is no doubt sitting down with his teams
and labor relations. They are hashing out what they can and cant do and
how close they can skid on thin ice with the language of their new
working terms and conditions. Your International reps are not wanting
anyone to know what is in the works because they know if the members
find out and don't agree with some of the issues all hell will break
lose and they will either be forced to continue a fight with the
company or lose their positions on the next elections. You have a right
by federal law to know what your unions are planning for you. Corner
your LC's every chance you get and demand they find out what is on the
table right now. What are they discussing. If they wont give you answers
start calling your GC office and faxing letters demanding they give you
the info on active discussions. You can bet your bottom dollar if
anything is agreed on behind closed doors with out the members being
made aware first and it ends up being a negative impact on the members,
someone got a kick back under the table.  Its bad enough that we now
have yardmasters who are union contract employees and turning on us.
The last thing we need is union reps at the negotiating tables padding
their pockets.
On another note, if you hear any Yardmaster make any remarks that are
degrading towards any T&E craft and accuse any of them of "pushing
back" or accusing them of deliberate sabotage of any job you need to
report this to your LC immediately and call his LC and report him for
conduct unbecoming a union member in violation of his union
constitution.

YARDMASTERS ARE UNION CONTRACT EMPLOYEES. THEY ARE NOT SUPERVISORS BUT
THEY ARE ACTING UNDER THE SUPERVISION OF A NON CONTRACT EMPLOYEE. THEY
ARE NOT IN THE SAME UNION BUT THEY ARE STILL UNION BROTHERS IN OUR
BUSINESS. IF THEY ARE UNDERMINING THE MORAL AND BASHING OTHER UNION
MEMBERS THEY ARE CREATING A HOSTILE WORK ENVIORNMENT FOR OTHER UNION
MEMBERS. REPORT THEM TO THEIR LOCAL CHAIRMAN. FILE A COMPLAINT! THEY
REPORT TO UPPER MANAGEMENT. THEIR POSITION IS ALREADY A CONFLICT OF
INTEREST. THEY HAVE TO DIVIDE THEIR LOYALTY BETWEEN THEIR UNION
BROTHERS AND MANAGEMENT. THEIR FIRST PRIORITY SHOULD BE TO THEIR UNION
BROTHERS. IF THEY CANT DO THAT THEN THEY NEED TO STEP DOWN AND GO BACK
TO THE CRAFT OR GET OUT OF THE SEAT AND MOVE UP INTO A MANAGMENT
POSITION. THER IS NO ROOM IN THIS BUSINESS FOR SOMEONE WHO PLAYS BOTH
SIDES.

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

All of the cuts Hh made at cp and cn they are trying to hire people. Cp
needs 200 conductors etc. Get a work visa come on up. We have six
months of nice weather and six months of winter. The hardest part would
be tieing hoses at forty below in the winter. Some are like bending
steel. If you dress for the cold you should be ok. Hey you might like
working here. Lots of nice scenery that you can only see by train.

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

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

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 10 September 2017

Heard roomer that vacation can only take two weeks at a time?

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

The railway had its own culture for over a hundred years. There where
many specials crafts and different types of jobs. At one time
management respected employees and the work they did. After the
computer and video cameras came in that all seem to go down hill.  I
can remember when the big shots came into town and they made there
rounds to shake everyone's hand and give out some credit. But now days
management have lost that human connection. It can all be done on
computer. Upper management don't want to even know your name anymore.
They just want spred sheets and bonuses. And who ever stands in the way
of there bonus they try to make life rough for those people. Once robots
take over they will. Be in there own element. No people skills is the
new  thing.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 10 September 2017

Here is what you people don't understand. An employee does not have to
do anything really wrong to get pulled out of service or fired. Think
of it this way your work ethic was good till Hh came along. All of a
sudden it's not and your sitting at home. The company knows you will
most likely get your job back threw arbitration.  But the name of the
game is for you to run your ass off so you think you not are next to
get fired or pulled out of service. Hh did the same thing at the last
railroad companies he was CEO at. Your union can not do nothing about
it till after the fact. Like representing you at arbitration hearing.
This is your new reality while Hh is CEO. It's a game for him he's
already been paid and the more he increases the value of csx stock.
That is more money in his pocket.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 09 September 2017

It does not matter how good anyone does there job. Or who is the best
ass kisser. Hh has everyone rattled as if they have Raibes. That's his
plan to instill fear in everyone. Hh and the bean counters all ready
know the number of cuts they are doing and when they are doing it. They
will work all the numbers to get stock value up. That is his goal and
loyalty to share holders. He could care a less about employees. The
people he is empowering to fire people will get fired in time. In Hh
eyes you are all just the bottom feeders on the food chain. If your
number does not get pulled ,consider yourself lucky. He has done the
same thing three times before and csx is no different

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 09 September 2017

That would be the day I would use my personal car,to drive crews around.
I would right out refuse period. We had a guy do that then filled up
with gas on company card. They fired his ass.

Name: Ym
E-mail: 
Employed as: Yard Master, for 1-10 years
Posted: 09 September 2017

Morons!  

 You idiots who post your stupid crap can count your jobs goodbye. Are
you so stupid you can't see whats going on around you. They cut the
hell out of tm jobs then turned around and started replacing them. Now
if you haven't noticed they are taking yardmasters who have sucked
butt and are putting them on special assignments. They can't
discipline anyone. They are not supervisors. All they can do is run
crews around and assist the tm's including the hit squad teams. Some
have been running to the Tm's and snitching crews out on stupid petty
crap. One of them from Avon put a God awful nasty post on another rr
sight calling all the crews 5th grade level idiots. Even though this
person went through the same school and hired just like everyone else
he thinks he can walk on water and is singing the praises of PSR and
agrees with HH that the meltdown is the crews fault.

You better start watching your backs. These YM are trying to secure a
position as soon as they can and they will stab you in the back.  Do
everyone a favor and stop posting your stupid crap and post information
that can do the crews some good. Your being manipulated and your to
stupid to see it! 
Watch out Avon crews. You have a ym that will be a living nightmare if
he worms his way into TM status.  Pay attention!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 09 September 2017

All employees that do a bang up job for hunter. You will be invited to
the horse spa for a weekend you will never forget. And all the oats you
can eat. And meet mr.Ed the talking horse. See ya soon!!

Name: 
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Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 09 September 2017

About the time they change Mount Rushmore.
George Washington & Thomas Jefferson had slaves.

Name: okie Dokie 
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 09 September 2017

Hell with all the bull crap about confederate statues and people trying
to hide or change American history when are the idiots gonna change the
name of Jacksonville

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 09 September 2017

Ok tell the truth you have been hanging with hunter haven't you. Hunter
said some people are like computers you have to punch the information
into them !!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 09 September 2017

Seen hurricane damage on the news. Do the affected areas have railway
structure and track that got damage?

Name: Law
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 08 September 2017

Jethro 

You and the previous poster are just plain stupid morons. Go ahead and
shoot someone who is just knocking on your door or ringing the door
bell.  You have no just cause. Kids better watch themselves during
halloween.  You are both losers and make all other intelligent
railroaders look stupid.  You ruin this site for everyone who has
serious issues to discuss or report.  No one takes us serious when they
see this stupid crap. You are just blow hards with big mouths. What's
wrong with you. Grow up and get f.. king serious. That's all you got? 
No furloughs? No lost jobs? No pissed off customers? Getting your full
lunch?  No Tm's cracking the whip on your ass to rush and break rules?
No weasles in the bush?  No manpower shortages? Getting all your
rightfull pay? No roster calls all night waking you up? Holy crap! 
Where do you guys work?  Time to put in for a transfer!

Name: Jethro
E-mail: 
Employed as: M of W, for 1-10 years
Posted: 08 September 2017

Good!
Shoot that Manager in his ass and get him for trespassing.

Lot of dead Managers coming!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 08 September 2017

If I mark off sick....I'm sick! No manager better not come looking for
me at my home, that's what there attendance policy and point system is
for.  if a manager comes knocking on my door looking for me and is
trespassing on my property and not invited.. they might not like what
they may be looking at pointed at them. Let me stress that again
"trespassing on MY PROPERTY" I live in a state with very loose "
CASTLE LAWS"

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 08 September 2017

Here is what they where doing at cp. if you called in sick or not fit.
The next thing you know there was a knock at the door. A manager would
look at you and ask what is wrong and look to see if you where sick. Or
Come to your house after you had piss test to give you written letter to
say you where fired. And no warning that they where coming to your
house. It finally stopped after some legal action. But they might try
in USA with you guys till legal action is threatened. After company got
shamed for doing it. CEO admitted they went to far. But they will push
the envelope as far as possible,don't be shocked in the ways they will
try and intimidate and Instill fear. And don't think they can't do
this and that because it is unethical,they have and will,it's the new
low. They will treat you like they own you.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 07 September 2017

For all railroad staff keep a journal of all the things that you are
told to do that you know is not with in the railroad rules. Murphy's
law if it can happen it usually will.  So you all have to protect
yourself now. If something goes,to court or an inquiry you have your
notes and journal to fall back on. Because we all know the management
will deny everything. The hogger in Canada that parked the train in
quebec is,charged with 47 counts of man slaughter.he is a scapegoat for
the company he worked for. Cover your ass .

Name: rushed
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Employed as: Car repair, for 10-20 years
Posted: 07 September 2017

???

Seems they don't want any inspections done safely and correctly. So
what if a oil tanker or a poisonous loaded tank car derails and kills
someone or a town has to be evacuated. when they find a broken coupler
or bell housing or anything else they can pin on the crew they better
pray to god it wasn't added to a train in route somewhere and the
conductor tells the feds that he was rushed to do a class I air test
inspection and wasn't able to inspect the cars properly. they can
blame the crew all they want but the truth will come out and shit will
roll up hill.  would like to know what divisions this is going on in.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 07 September 2017

Carman here,I feel the only time a crew should have to change a knuckle
is on the road. If mechanical staff can't get to them. The lock lifter
and thrower could be broken also. Which crews are not familiar with. Any
mechanical work mainly in a rail yard should be done by car staff. But
the man with the money makes the rules!!!

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

In 40+ yrs. had a hogger help replace a knuckle just twice - 
both times the break was near the locomotive(s) AND fault was admitted.
The vast majority of them don't ever want to leave their seat unless
absolutely forced to.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 07 September 2017

FYI knuckle ways average 65 pounds

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 07 September 2017

Company rules get help lifting 50 pounds or more. So if someone needed
help the tm or hogger had to help after cars where split. Carmen not
allowed to work on track that is unprotected. That's the way it was
and still is. And it was an American manager that made these rules for
cp. Like I said Hh has lots of surprises you people are not going to
like. You did it or where sent home.

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

Darn hard to believe that a Conductor could/would replace a dozen
or more knuckles on a departing train.  The time involved to do such
& also some are just not physically capable; ie: a lightweight or
especially a lightweight female.  Can ya post a better story?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 07 September 2017

Carman at cp with company running long trains they broke knuckles like
crazy. When we did our train inspection under blue flag protection. We
had to look threw the hole to inspect inside of knuckle. If we found
any cracks we had to record car number. We supplied the knuckles and
the conductor had to change out all the broken knuckles by himself
because we could not work on open unprotected track. Conductor changed
a dozen or more per departing train. Company felt this would solve pull
apart on the road. A lot of times they put blame on hogger for being to
rammey.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 07 September 2017

Brother carman you are doing right thing by following there orders.
Record train symbol track you are working, Start and finish times. And
supervisor that told you to do it this way. Give a copy to your union
and keep copy at home in a binder. They pay your wage so you have to do
what they say even with you knowing it's wrong. It's there way to get
trains moving faster and to cut carman jobs. Do not protest to
supervisor let the union rep. Protest and it is up to the union to give
information to government inspectors.  Something will happen sooner or
later. Pretty hard to see cracked couplers etc.  From inside a truck.So
with these long trains they will pull apart on the road and try to blame
carman for it. Cover your ass all of you. It's the blame game and they
will try and blame the carman. Safety first my ass.

Name: ???
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 07 September 2017

Steam jockey


They are driving us down one side and expecting us to inspect the cars
at the same time we are checking the set brakes. We always had to walk
it and were told no vehicles but guess that ok now if you drive slow
enough to be able to see defects or damage or other stuff you are
supposed to inspect on the pre inspection. The problem is they aren't
letting us inspect the other side until it is pulled out on the roll
by. That's not what the FRA rules book says you can do.  Guess there
is only one thing left to do. Ask questions from the FRA.

Name: watchdog
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 07 September 2017

RRJim 

You are correct. The company does monitor this site everyday. The
public safety director and their PR team need to know if anything is
being posted that would violate privileged information or something is
being leaked that could cause major internal disruption. Posters need
to remember that the FRA view this site daily as well as customers,
other class I railroads and the public. 
If you post information make it factual. Make sure you can prove what
you post if you are revealing information that is contradictory to what
the company is putting out there. If your going to whistle blow it is
best not to do it on this site. The arbitrators have a history of not
showing any sympathy to those charged for using this type of media if
they can prove it was you. That usually only happens if you use your
name.  Just make sure you have your facts and can stand behind them. 
There was a warning added in the new discipline policy in regards to
using social media.. It is listed under the Major category of offenses.
However the company is well aware it is within your legal rights to do
so and has a disclaimer added to their pod programs explaining your
rights. Im sure it can be produced if anyone needs it.

SOCIAL MEDIA:

Nothing in the social media guidelines or social media policy is
intended to interfere with your rights under the Railway Labor Act or
the National Labor Relations Act including criticism of CSX's labor
policies, treatment of employees and terms and conditions of
employment.
Some managers may argue that this statement is only intended to protect
your legal rights as a Union member who is engaging in organizing
activities, campaigning or union disputes. TRY AGAIN!  Just about every
decision the company makes affects the Union agreements or the treatment
of employees in one shape or form.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 07 September 2017

To csx Carmen when a train came into yard that had to be switched. The
carman bleed all cars off. The switchmen use to bleed them off. No more
it is now Carmans job. Also with thirty second test and inspect,each
terminal was given a different colour chalk. We had to put chalk mark
on coupler or striker casting to show you inspected it. We where given
two minutes to change break shoe. They changed CIM when you entered all
your work for the shift Into computer for 8 hour shift. All your work
had to show 8 hours of productivity,it is new system and really sucks.
They made lots of changes for mechanical dept. I was told that with
changes they got double production from mechanical staff.they chased us
all day long. Audits like crazy. Good luck!

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

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

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 07 September 2017

To csx Carmen in Canada they changed rules after Hh came. We where given
30 seconds per side to inspect and brake test a car on a train. Then
after Trajan had both inspection and number 1 brake test. We watched
out both sides. Most of the time we only had 1 carman to watch train
out. If train was hit by scanner after that for handbrake sticky brake
anything. You where going for statements. Like I said record all the
information you can. But don't refuse to do what they say. Or you will
get pulled out. Take all information to your union and get a memo of
changes or a directive in writing to the car craft on csx changes.

Name: RRJim
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 07 September 2017

To the person saying let the media know of CSX problems. Read the rule
book in the General Rules an employee is not allowed to discuss the
operations of the railroad. Most corporations have this policy for
employees. I remember years ago CSX monitoring this site, they might
still do it. There's a reason no one uses their real names.

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

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

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

Name: Not buying it
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 07 September 2017

RETIRED FEW 

A CP guy mentioned on here that HH ordered 30 second inspections on
cars when doing test. There are a few TM saying you don't have to
visually inspect both sides of the cars your adding to a train before
you do a roll by inspection when doing a class I brake test. That's
not the way we are reading it in our rules or in the FRA code of
regulations. They are claiming the Fed's said it was ok. You can't do
a good inspection of each car for defects when it's going bye you at 10
mph on the roll bye.  Did they change the laws or not? We think TM's
are being threatened to rush and are skipping one side to save time.

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

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

Name: OTD
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 06 September 2017

HH is winning the information war (see article below)!  He will continue
to reduce assets, reduce head count, sell off line segments, property,
terminals and push his vision and ideas down through the CSX
organization and out into the media.  As long as the board supports him
nothing will change.  This is the same playbook he used at CP and CN.  I
would like to believe it will be different this time, however I do not
believe it will, it will simply be more painful for everyone at CSX. 
The sad truth is a lot of good people will lose their job.  

Labor leadership appears to have a policy of appeasement with HH and
concerned on with the long-term, however, once autonomous trucks become
acceptable, how long before there are one man crews or in some cases no
crews.  

Remember the STB hurdle/requirements for any new class 1 merger, quite
a different set of requirements versus the CSX&CR, NS&CR, UP&SP and
BN&ATSF mergers.  It may be HH's biggest challenge.  

Stay focused and safe.

Progressive Railroad Article today

CSX has made "very good progress" in its transition to a precision
scheduled railroading model, with the railroad returning to a "normal
operating rhythm," President and Chief Executive Officer E. Hunter
Harrison announced today.

Harrison is now confident many of the service problems recently
reported by CSX customers "are behind us," according to a CSX press
release.

"Fluidity in our terminals largely has been restored and we are
appropriately resourced to continue making progress. Car dwell has
improved from week to week for the last five weeks, and system-wide
velocity is increasing," said Harrison. "I am confident that as CSX
continues to implement the precision scheduled railroading model, it
will provide profound and lasting benefits to customers, employees and
shareholders."

CSX's progress on its operational restructuring also was addressed
this morning by Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Frank Lonegro at Cowen and Co.'s 10th Annual Global Transportation
conference in Boston.

In light of CSX's operating challenges in July and August, the company
has refined its 2017 full-year guidance from an operating ratio in the
mid-60s to an operating ratio around the high end of the mid-60s, and
earnings per share growth from around 25 percent to a range of 20
percent to 25 percent, in each case after excluding restructuring
charges, said Lonegro, according to the press release.

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

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

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 06 September 2017

Retired cp,just a word of advice if you going to take pictures with your
phone. Make sure they can't trace it if your on duty. They will fire
you. They can find your IP address etc. They will spare no cost to get
a guy if they think they have a case. I would use camera with card and
then just give card to the Feds.

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

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

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

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

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

PSR learn It, know it, live it....  


Were going to pay you fuckers by the hour.  Your union has already
agreed to our terms.  You lazy fucks wont even bother to vote. So it's
sure to pass.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Your a sick fuck to wish harm on people and property.

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

Come on Irma !!!!! Precision scheduled hurricane

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

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


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

Name: LC
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 06 September 2017

All crews 
Your lunch time begins when you enter your crew building. IT DOES NOT
START WHEN YOU ARE TOLD TO GO TO LUNCH.  Securing the equipment and
walking to your lunch/crew room is not and has never been considered
adequate time for your meal period. 20 minute lunches are short enough
and a major joke to begin with. We would all be better off taking 30
minutes unpaid than having them abuse the crews and make them choke
down their meals because they are paid. You may not agree but you would
have a better chance of getting a humanly fair lunch period. When you
are given a short lunch fill out the complaint forms and file for a no
lunch. Put in the comment section just how long you had and who forced
you to return to work with a inadequate lunch period. Of course they
will deny it but keep the claims coming. We need as many filed as we
can to keep the paper trails piling up. Don't back off on this. Now is
the time to support your agreement. The union's can't do anything if
you sit there with your mouth closed and act like a whipped pup.

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

Just more grossly exaggerated statements.

Mr. Ed said. PSR will be a success

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

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

Warning!!! 

The hit squad is in Avon yard too! They are every where. Look at every
bush.  They are on a mission. FIRE! FIRE! FIRE!

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

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

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 05 September 2017

We must stop kidding ourselves.  As long as republicans control congress
workers are doomed.  The democratic party needs to become the workers
party.  Unions need to become strong again.  Republicans don't care
about the little guy.  HH is taking advantage of the times we are in. 
The railroad like the country was built by the little guy's hard work.

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

Hugh  
Yes I noticed that too. My DV pay said i was paid 48 hours for 2 days I
took. Used to say daily. Yes something is up. Union's aren't talking.
We are getting another agreement passed without a vote. Just wait and
see.  The whole pay format has changed too. No more pay stubs in the
mail either. Everyone better be printing them off.

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

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

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

The hit team is in Louisville. 6 T&E employees were fired today.

Name: Mediator
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 05 September 2017

HhasaTP  

You have a lot to learn. How dare you come on this site and insinuate
that all railroaders are stupid and do not know how to use proper
grammar. If you were a true railroader you would not have to be told
how stupid you have made yourself look. Second,young man, why would
anyone (watchdog) post any information about a policy created by the
company that clearly shows how it can be manipulated to be used against
the employees in a negative and manipulative manner. No one in
Jacksonville would do this unless they were disgruntled with the
company or they wanted the truth about policies that can entrap an
employee revealed. You say you read this site everyday and look for
these HQ posers and determine who you feel is not legitimate and expose
them. Sorry but you have been totally wrong on some of your targets. If
you have the time to monitor the site every day then you must not be a
working railroader. Our guess is you are a Csx mole or a furloughed
conductor. Since your server is out of Nashville TN it's a safe guess
you were in the group cut back there and have not been called back. You
are not helping other railroaders with any of your dick Tracy tactics.
Leave the site to the professionals who have been helping the webmaster
and know when to step in. An example would be now! None of us need
another "PINES" on this site. We truly hope you get your job back or
find something more constructive to do.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 05 September 2017

Ape:
But, what'd happen to the NS?  The STB still has some clout.

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

CSX is way too large to merge with another class I railroad. The enemy
you have made in your minds is hunter harrisson. The real enemy is the
people behind him. Hilal and akman, and their hedgefund cronies. One
unalienable rule in investigations has always been,,,follow the
money...who benefits. ask yourself some other questions....how much
would warren buffet pay for everything from birmingham east along the
southern coast...The ports at new orleans and wilmington,,,jacksonville
etc...BN would become the southern coastal trans continental railway.
What would UP be willing to pay for the middle....Chicago east....the
ports of new port news and maryland.   What would CN be willing to pay
for the northern corridor everything from the canadian border south to
marylend....6 months ago the STB would have never entertained such an
idea......The rules for parceling out these routes one at a time are
very differant than a merger. You would have the top two rail carriers
now running coast to coast and one major head ache out of the way.
Hilal will get paid,,one way or another,,,we had all better hope and
pray for hnter harrison and his plan to work,,,because if it doesnt
that is exactly where we will be....and if you think akman and hilal
dont have a mergers and acquisitions team working on this very scenario
right now...
incidentily cindy sanborn would leave with north of a billion dollars
and most likely a board seat on of the acquiring carriers.
Fruila would leave a multi millionaire and most likely board seat.
commen sense conclusion....Harrisson is not our enemy, hes whats
standing between us and  our REAL enemy.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 05 September 2017

Willard, Cleveland, Buffalo - - Great Lakes Division terminals.
What's going on or NOT going on?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 05 September 2017

As badly as that functioning lunatic EHH has slowly but surely been
tearing a once-fine railroad like CSXT into total shambles, Hurricane
Irma; now a full-fledged Category 5 storm, has Florida and possibly a
good chunk of the Gulf Coast in its sights which would obviously wreak
considerable havoc on the CSXT network.  I'm hopeful that the good
folks (?) at 500 Water Street are keeping a wary eye on this thing and
that you guys down there stay safe.

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

Willard, Cleveland and Buffalo...  You guys don't want to work? Seven
days is all we need. We will move this freight with or without you

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

okie dokie

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

Name: Okie Dokie
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 05 September 2017

CSX employees don't have to strike, HH has damaged the company far more
than any strike would have. He's destroyed our customer base, given all
employees bad attitudes and he also has nerve enough to go on Gateway
and thank the employees.Now that's some crappy propaganda. WOW

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

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

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

Only a simple minded person would advertise job action on here and then
go threw with it.

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

Guys 

What happened with the sick out? Did anyone actually stuck together and
do it?

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

Boy✔ and his crew are in louisville today 100417, eyes up fellas
and gals

Name: Watch Dog
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 04 September 2017

Attention!!!

When HH made the comment he wanted to "weed out the non believers" he
was not making a joke. It has been reported that several employees were
aggressively approached by appointed managers from the HH regime when
the employee was expressing his opinion on the new roll out of
precision railroading. They were told that their attitude was not
acceptable and they were not needed at CSX. 
These hit squads will be everywhere and they will be listening to your
conversations. Don't expect freedom of speech to cover you when they
pull you out of service. The operating rules are written so you don't
have any freedom of speech. Don't be boisterous, combative,
argumentative, disloyal. These term leave the door wide open for
interpretation and they will use them against you. If you must engage
in a conversation with one of these managers make sure you have a
witness with you and make it very clear that you want permission to
speak freely and off the record. If the manager refuses to let you do
so then disengage and do not have any further conversations with them.
Many may have tape recorders and there is no doubt your name will be on
a watch list at your terminal.  This isn't a joke people. You better
pay close attention to your surroundings and who you are with when
having private personal conversations while you are on CSX property or
on the clock elsewhere.

For those of you in the public who view this site and do not understand
the depth of the Employee behavior policy, below is the exact wording as
printed. Many restrictions are totally acceptable but there are a few
that leave the door wide open for a disgruntled manager to retaliate
when he feels his authority is being questioned or the employee is not
a "Believer".

Employee behavior must be respectful and courteous. Employees must not
be any of the following.
a.dishonest,or
b.insubordinate,or
c.disloyal,or
d.quarrelsome

The following behaviors are prohibited while on duty, on csx property,
or when occupying facilities provided by csx.
a.boisterous, profane or vulgar language, or
b.altercations
c.practical jokes or horseplay, or
d.carelessness, incompetence, or willful neglect of duties, or
e.behavior that endangers life or property

As stated before, many of these rules are totally acceptable but being
"Disloyal" is NOT!  What is disloyal? Deserting ones  allegiance per
Websters dictionary. Speak out against your employer for their
treatment of all employees and now you are being disloyal. You are now
being insubordinate/rebellious/mutinous. If you express your opinions
to loudly then you could be considered boisterous. 
Argue with your employer when he clearly violates your working rights
or is yelling at you then you risk the charge or quarrelsome.

Its pretty obvious that these rules can have a detrimental impact on
your future employment with CSX if you engage in a conversation with
one of the managers from the HH regime. BE SELECTIVE OF YOUR WORDS!
Better yet do not talk to any one of them. If you are approached by one
and you sense a negative attitude from them if you wont have a
conversation with them, immediately let your union representation Know.
There is a good chance your name will end up on a list. It is sad that
it has come to this but it is what you are dealing with. Protect
yourself and be very careful when you open your mouth.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years
Posted: 04 September 2017

THEY wanted previous CEO out & HeadHunter in.  WE didn't.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 04 September 2017

Hh goal cut ten thousand jobs.By the time he is done.then call back as
needed!

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

APE I'm beginning to think u are a company mole. Every other post in
this site is from u don't u have anything else to do man come on. We
are all concerned about CSX and HH but u seemed obsessed with posting
on this site.

Name: mediator
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 04 September 2017

HhasaTP


You need to be a little more specific about which posters you are
accusing of being HH drones and mole out of Jacksonville. So far we
have seen no post on here that haven't said anything that isn't true.
Were you referring to the post that stated Many employees have whale
sized mouth and bug sized balls?  TRUE!  How about the company doing
what needs done to reduce union employees? True!  Be a little more
specific before you point the finger.  None of these post are coming
from Jacksonville servers.  You seem to be pointing a negative finger
at factual statement.  HH will be looking at reducing divisions and
possibly preparing for a merger. CSX is too large and there would be
too much of a monopoly if they were to merge with someone else at this
time. The NS has been buying up their stock and pooling their assets.
Rumors are always flying on a hostile take over. If you can come up
with something more concrete on any of these posters being drones for
HH then we will all be more than happy to front them out as we see them
but so far you haven't. In the meantime the mediators will continue to
watch the servers and where post are coming from.

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

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

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


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

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

Name: Loyal no more
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 04 September 2017

If an email about failing employees really exists...get it to the media,
the FRA and the unions.  Don't sit on it...act on it.

Name: ??
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 03 September 2017

T&E

Has anyone heard about the email that was sent out on one of the
divisions ordering managers to have a failure on everyone of their
employees by the end of the year or they could look for work somewhere
else. Just got bits and pieces about it but missed which division it
was. Someone supposedly leaked it out . Was it just the engineers and
conductors or was in M&W as well.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 03 September 2017

Nafta is back on the table pal

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for N/A
Posted: 03 September 2017

Where've you been?  The NAFTA came about over 20 yrs. ago. 
It & the other trade agreements were opposed by unions.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 03 September 2017

I retired after thirty five years as a carman. I told the new guys that
the only reason we have jobs here inspecting trains is government
rules. The railroads have tried for years to get inspections from a
1000 miles to 1500. Miles if the rr gets there way our terminal  will
just be a crew change off point. And the mechanical will be gone. And
we all know how much control big companies have over the government. We
go on strike in no time we are order d back to work by government. I
really feel sorry for these young people coming into work force. All
the manufacturing jobs have been given to Asia. All the politicians
sold us out. Look at Detroit all those jobs went to Mexico and
overseas. Haley Davidson had to put on there bikes,assembled in USA the
bike is built in Asia. But with harley name you pay 15000.00 more for
the bike. We are a very stupid bunch to keep voting in these
politicians,that just fuck us good and we vote them back in. I give
trump credit for trying to get jobs back. This nafta agreement will be
interesting. We owe china 1.8 trillion dollars.

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

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

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 03 September 2017

My advice to young guys with a few bucks in the bank. Get your ass back
to school.If you are laid off. Don't sit around waiting for the phone
to ring for recall. Use you time constructively. In as little as two
years you can get a trade,from most trade schools. With artificial
intelligence coming in. They are now building big trucks that don't
need a driver trains are next.  Secure your future get back to school
and there are government programs to help you.

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

Anything to make fast\quick bucks for investors......
In the past when times were lame, RRs abandoned areas only to regret
that later when things picked up.    
People who are in control now would prefer to have as few union
employees as possible.
Is sad, but the ol' CSX rail system we all have hated & loved may end
up being a part of history.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 03 September 2017

HH shopping the Chicago subdivision from CHGO to GRAP and Grand Rapids
to Plymouth/Detroit.  While G&W would certainly want it,  CP and Mr
Creel will pick this up from HH which allow them to compete with the CN
on the Chicago to Ontario routes.  

Other lines HH would likely sell off: Syracuse to Montreal is also a
likely candidate along with ESTL to CINTI

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

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


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

HhasaTP is the poster who is probably a company person.

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

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 02 September 2017

I think the man is right on the money about a merger. Who takes over a
company to lose forty percent of customers. Time will tell what is
going to happen. We lost 5000 jobs at cp.everytime I drive over the
bridge now the yard is empty. The human suffering by this man is almost
criminal.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 02 September 2017

No one can say they didn't see this mess coming a long time ago. Your
UTU and BLE general chairs saw this coming and no matter what kind of
propaganda they put out they work for HH and his regime using your
monthly dues. I guess I'm saying prepare for your next screwing coming
down the line. Do you guys really think that Hunter would make things so
bad on the customer that the STB had to get involved? Do you guys really
believe that HH is shutting down terminals to save a buck? Does it
really have to be broke down at what's going on here? He's bringing
in the CN calvary by the month, he's organizing CSX like the CN. He's
purposely causing major disruptions and cutting the role because it's
not about CSX failing. The tail here will be how the CEO of CN came
down and had CSX pay him to organize the company in a way that it could
be merger approved. He probably stands to make a bunch of cash out of
this. Why in the hell would a man of his age leave a job to go to
another job just to be compensated the same? Think! By the way the more
terminals he slashes, property sell offs etc makes CSX
smaller.........Less problems with govt intervention. Not only that we
have a POTUS who will be even friendlier to mergers to reduce
competition.

Name: Common sense
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 02 September 2017

Wake up people!
Instead of wasting your time and energy posting stupid crap about
posers all of you better start preparing for battle. The post from guys
who have already been through the new nut job CEO harassment and hostile
work enviorment are sending you a message loud and clear. CSX employees
went through this shit already. Post about what went down in 2006 were
as true as it comes but it sounds like HH is sending in a hit squad
that has gotten away with this shit several times. This is going to be
a battle ground. You guys better get your priorities straight and start
watching each others backs. Know where these guys are at all times.
Don't make a move without double checking everything. Try to be where
you have another witness and stick together. Fill out the complaint
forms. Watch all managers. They break rules report them. File ethics
charges.  Everyone knows we can't strike and a sick out ain't going
to happen. The days of hell and watching over your shoulder is coming
back. Total bullshit we have to go through this again. Union already
has numerous forms out for complaints. You don't have them call other
guys at other terminals and get some from them. Fax them to your GC
office too.  Screw them if they get mad.  Fax them to them anyway.
First it was the NS rejects now it's going to be CN. This is going to
be a test between the boys and the men. This ain't Canada. Let's see
who has the bigger balls!

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

HhasaTP is the poster who is probably a company person.

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

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 02 September 2017

Canada here things they pulled out of service for. Not having your vest
zipped to the top. Not having boot laces tied to top of boots,not
wearing safety glasses or glasses lowered on your face. Anything to do
with PPE getting on and off your locomotive or rail cars. Walking foul
of the track. Not checking switch points for debris. No being on time
to work or meetings any little thing you can think of. Took to long in
the shitter. Not talking properly on company radio. Taking to long on
the computer,looking away from train on a pull by inspection. If they
can't find anything they will make it up. If you are pulled out of
service don't panick don't argue with them just go home and get ahold
of your union rep.Managers and supervisors will most likely have there
tape recorder on there phone recording you. They are told to pull out
as many people per month as they can or they get fired. They the
company want to get as many stains on your person file as possible.
That way they can show you have been disciplined many times in the
past. And it helps them fire you down the road. When I was pulled out
of service for next to nothing,the union had me reinstated with back
pay. And they had to remove it from my personal file.  Some managers
where making up failed audits and putting them on employees files. The
union found a 160 failed audits in one terminal that the employees new
nothing about. They have to give you written copy of failed and passed
audits. Retain all documentation that you get from the company. And you
do have the right to review your personal company file. They will get
lower than the lowest just watch.

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

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



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

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

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 02 September 2017

Canada here,I was pulled of sir vice twice for nothing. It is there way
to shake up employees..it's his fear and intimidation plan. Hh did it
at cn and cp now csx. Make sure if you are pulled out of service your
union puts in grievences. You will get back to work with back pay and a
new hate for hh. It is just his game. What else can he do to control the
masses. He is a prick. Then when it hits the media about the way people
are treated he will deny it. Just google what he did at cp. He is going
to do with u people. Good luck.

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

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

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

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

Name: Notice
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 01 September 2017

Warning!!!!!

HH right hand man is at Cincinnati yard and is already dishing out
excessive discipline and pushing his weight around. Sent a conductor
home for not having his vest on when arriving at work and walking into
the building. Top gun throwing his weight around and letting the
arrogance fly.  This is going to be bad. We have a real problem brewing
here.  Don't know where he will be next but if anyone does let us all
know.

Name: Social UP Media
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 01 September 2017

Top RR CEO Salaries:

Hunter Harrison's salary tops all "active" Class I railroad CEO'S
combined...with $84,000,000.00 annually.
Jim Young (deceased) from UP is running a distant second place with
$54,000.000.00* (due annually until age 65). The rumor is that the UP
Corporate was blackmailed for his silence (secrets in his grave) for
running the lucrative drug trains.

* Union Pacific's 2015 annual prospectus, and following.

The sick-out has begun!

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

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

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

CSX is blaming employees for recent collision saying it was human error,
employees did not apply an adequate number of hand brakes.

https://www.wthr.com/article/13-investigates-uncovers-startling-information-about-csx-freight-car-collision-near-downtown

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

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

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

Name: Phil Logan
E-mail: HNIC@G&WRR.COM
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 01 September 2017

Hey WAX,

I bet Blue or Greg still gets fried chicken from Church's every week,
maybe they'll get you some? I'd sure love me sum fried chickens, they
don't have good stuff like that up in Massa-chew-sets.

Phil

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

Ok folks hear it is your CEO Hh,has a double digit  iq and an 8 digit
salary. He is going to fix everything. O don't for get the lack of
oxygen to the brain!!

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

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

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

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

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

You're not even allowed to take a lunch break on a hump job in
Waycross. 

While the yard master and trainmaster are up there in the ac eating.

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

Sick out sept 2-3

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

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

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

Sick Out Sept 2-3!!!!

Name: Aaa
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years
Posted: 31 August 2017

They are working on MOW. Informed MOW system teams they will be working
9 days on with 5 days off. Starting day will be Tuesday and ending day
will be Wednesday. First 8 days are 9 hr days, last day is 8 hrs. BMWE
agreed to this without notifying members.

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

Hh could be rolling out his master plan to all managers and supervisors.
And getting
them all on the same page. And getting there feed back,and the ones
that show any doubt,are weeded out and replaced. You should find out
soon enough!!!!

Name: ????
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 31 August 2017

What's up 

Too quiet is an understatement. No rumor talks about pay and hours. No
negotiation talk. Reps are quiet. HH is quet. Union's and HH LEGAL
DOGS BEHIND CLOSED DOORS NOW?  LC not talking either. Don't know
anything.  This can't be good.  Dues paying members better start
asking more questions!

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

The article from warning u,the guy is 100percent right on the money. My
last 4.5 years railroading was having Hh as CEO. Then there was talk at
cp how Hh treated the the employees at cn. We thought good luck trying
that at cp,we will push back. Well all the rumours where true what this
man planned on doing to Cp employees.Everyone got a big surprise,before
hh they had to have cause to fire you or pull you out of service. Like
the guy said in his article they had a quote to fill or the managers
where fired. They violated as many contract rules as possible. There
where over whelming number of people fired that,those cases went in
front of arbitrators first. Most employees where reinstated with back
pay. All other grievences where secondary. Hh will bog down the union
with a train load of cases to be fought out. The unions in Canada did
well for the members. But it took time,which Hh liked. Your going to
have those holy ---- times and not believe what Hh plans on dishing
out. It is like the employees are the enemy of the company. That's how
he treated us up north. Be prepared for the big fights. It is easy to
trash the union which hunter likes you to do. Support your union
because now the reps. Will be tested by Hh and his team. This will
seperate the men from the boys in your union. Help the brother sister
hood out all you can. Be proud people who just want to earn a living
and do the good work you have always done for your company csx. Rome
was not built in a day!!!

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

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

Name: WARNING U!
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 31 August 2017

History lesson for the PUPS!

You think its bad now? Just wait. History is getting ready to repeat
itself. You young pups weren't here when CSX first took over conrail.
When they came to avon yard they slowly weeded out(HH favorite term
along with one funeral at a time) the conrail managers. Then after they
had their pawns in place they started bringing in rejects from the NS
that believed in the Nazi Southern way of railroading. That's when the
whipping and beatings really started rolling out. Tony Ingram and Dave
Brown were two of the worst arrogant rejects the NS had and CSX took
them in with open arms. Years of failures and stalking took place and
mandatory failures were a must or managers were threatened to find
employment elsewhere. Many supervisors spilled their guts as they
walked out the door. Tom cook was another one who would wage bets on
who could get the most failures in a week and the who ever lost had to
buy him a steak dinner. Talk about a piece of ,,,,!  It wasn't until
the crews grew balls and laid down or as HH says pushed back that the
Unions finally got involved because they were told to do something
about their members or else. We all know what else was. $$$$$$$$! 
After Ingram was out things got a little better for everyone and moral
picked up for a while. 
Now we have a new King taking over CSX and this one has a history of
being just like the old Nazi Southern regime. However I hate to say
this but its going to be worse for everyone. The old head reps who were
around when everything went down around 2000-2002 are gone. The new reps
have no experience and haven't seen any of this crap yet. Your old reps
in the International are old aged men ready to retire and don't care
and you don't have enough young blood. You need to clean house and
start fresh with younger more gun-ho go getters. Your going to find out
just how good your guys are that you have now. You better pray they will
stand up to their unions and do what's right for you!  Good sign that
things are getting ready for a change is the move they made at avon.
Took the managers out of the Multi million dollar new building 5 and
put them in an old asbestos lead paint ridden hump building that smells
like dead rats all the time. Now why the hell would you do that. Why
would you leave the crews in a brand new building all by themselves and
put management on the other side of the yard? Because mark my word HH is
going to bring in his hit squad and fill those new offices with them.
The CSX managers are going to see how Karma works HH insist on weeding
out csx managers and replaces them with CN and CP recruits he has had
under his thumbs for years.  $$$$$$$$!  Cant beat the brides and
promises. So the crews at avon better get ready for the military camp
to form. Its coming. Better have the battle boots spit polished and
ready to go!

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

Canada here again,most people can't be bothered.But every time the
company violates your contract put in a grevience threw your union. A
year or more might pass but chances are your grievences will be heard
and you will be made whole. If you do nothing you will get nothing. If
your mistreated record times dates people involved and the issue. Then
go to your union rep. If he fails to help,file with human rights. The
person that is going to help you most is you. Without a paper trail
from employees it is just hear say. I took my employer to court cost me
lots, of my own money I won my case and they ended up paying my legal
fees in the end. If you do nothing you get nothing. We live in a time
where we want fast fix,or someone else to do the leg work. Stand up for
yourself,it works.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 31 August 2017

Have to read, review Contractual Agreements.  
The ol' B&O Agreement:
Lunch, General Rules \ Road - Rule #58.  Yard = Article 13.  

There are allowances for missing meal periods - albeit not much $$.

Been pretty much an accepted practice for very many years to leave a
lodging facility before on duty time to allow time for transport, stop
enroute for food, etc. - so as to show up at an on-duty point at
on-duty time.   Yeah, sometimes circumstances can/may differ. 

Getting ready for work, regardless of what all, is supposed to be done
before on duty time.  
No one wants to go back to the old ways = staying at a dorm with a 24
hr. greasy spoon restaurant and just one hour notification for work.  


Like it or not, some have taken advantage and ruined things for others.
Employees & management alike.  Way it is, way it's always been.

Name: Where is the International?
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 31 August 2017

Where is that pos international from Cleveland? Presebitch? Good ole
John P?
He's got all your due money and living high and don't give a fuck!!

Must do a national system wide sick out Sept 3 and 4 labor day!
Fuck EHH creel and ward and Sanborn.

Cock suckers!!

Name: law enforcement
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 31 August 2017

All railroaders

Here is something for you to think about. Everyday there are lawsuits
filed by convicts who are claiming their rights are being violated and
they are being treated inhumanly. These are people who have done the
worst of worst crimes and yet they file these cases and win them. There
are numerous bleeding heart groups who defend these criminals and even
pay for their cases.  How can anyone defend someone who has robbed,
raped, mutilated and molested children when they start crying that they
aren't being treated fairly in prison and not defend the railroad
workers of America?   Because they don't know! You get 10 minutes to
eat. Your bathroom breaks are timed? You are yelled at daily and forced
to work faster and unsafely?  Maybe your union representative should
start talking to some of these groups that back the treatment of hard
criminals and find out how they feel about this kind of treatment. How
do they feel about the hard working men/woman in this country being
treated like pack mules and gum on the bottom of managements shoes. 
Just a thought I would throw out there to you. You should be treated
better than convicts. You should be allowed your day in court.

Name: Crews
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 10-20 years
Posted: 31 August 2017

T&E

Its been posted on here what to do if you are denied your lunch break.
Make an issue out of it with the medical department. second I have read
the union agreement and it makes it very clear that they are to take
into consideration the time it takes to secure your equipment and
prepare to eat. The avon yard crews went through this years ago and
when they finally had enough of the abuse they layed down and marked
off sick. The big boys from Jacksonville showed up and when they found
out what was going on the put a stop to it. told the TM's and
yardmasters to allow the crews time to tie down their equipment and get
their meals ready. they had the guy call the tower 2 ym when they walked
in the building. they gave them a reasonable amount of time to tie down
and come in.  This crap is happening again then you better start
bombarding your union reps and filing out forms to send to them. Again
if you need to eat and they don't let you and your told to eat on your
locomotive and you don't have a microwave or any way to warm your food
up and are being forced to eat cold meals all winter long you need to
blast your international.

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

Hh team get stupidly creative. they will watch you work. Then ask you
how you can work faster,and then say why are you not doing that then.
How about being timed for being in the shitter. It gets dumber and
dumber and management does it with a straight face. It's funny your
union reps. Have not talked to the union reps. In canada to get a heads
up on the stupid shit to come to csx. The sad part is a lot of employees
think they can never change certain things. Then they are in shock when
they do,your stress level is going to be pushed to the limit.

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

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

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

Get use to it they will get over double the production from employees.
It has been done at cn cp they will chase you all the time now. Hh will
be on management to do it,that's what they did with us and more people
will get hurt and more equipment will get damaged.  Sounds like he is
starting to role out his plan for csx. The faster your made to run the
faster he can layoff and fire people. Go go go is going to be the new
standard!!!!

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

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

Name: watching
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years
Posted: 31 August 2017

ALERT! ALERT! ALERT!


IT'S TOO QUIET! No media reports of the STB going after HH. No yards
closed. No jobs cut in large masses in week. HH actually admitting he
made mistakes(old switch and bait trick) Stock markets quiet. No
reviews.  It's just to quiet. No post from customers on this site. No
crews reporting where cars are sitting out. BE WARNED!  It's just to
quiet. Every good soldier knows when the top brass gets quiet and
disappears and the doors are closed something is being planned. Pay
attention. LISTEN! Watch the actions of your supervisors. This is the
calm before the storm. Expect the paper work to start rolling out.
Expect policy changes for the crews.  Your union reps better be on red
alert and ready to react.

PAY ATTENTION CLOSELY!

Name: UP DRUG TRAINS
E-mail: busted@up.com
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 31 August 2017

UP IS THE LARGEST (Protected by the Feds and Mexico) DRUG CARTEL IN
NORTH AMERICA...GOT BUSTED AGAIN IN CHICAGO AND GOT AWAY AGAIN DUE TO
SOCIAL ENGINEERING (destroying the inter cities) FOR THE SAKE OF
PROFITS AND KICKBACKS TO CORRUPT POLITICIANS!

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

Sickout sept 2-3

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

When hh took over at cp,the supervisor and managers got really annoying.
For months every day we where threaten to be fired. We told the
supervisors to shut up about the being fired and just do it. We will
deal with it. They did not like that,I'm waiting for a certain
supervisor to retire so he can inform us of the directives he was told
to do by head office.might cost us a bottle of whiskey.LOL

Name: We at UPRR have lots of Rats!!
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 31 August 2017

We here at UPRR Bakersfield have lots of RATS. They love that yellow
cheese.

Its part of their culture.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 29 August 2017

At one of the terminals at cp. a group organized a walk out. Well it
worked and they could not get crews for twenty four hours or so. Cp did
an investigation,one of the guys involved turned RAT. And testified for
the company people where fired with the Rats help.The RAT kept his job
and people where forced to work with him. To make a long story short he
had no more friends..The RAT threatened some people he was ordered off
the property, fired and threatening charges pending. Watch what you say
and to who you say it to. Everything can be recorded today and bite you
in the ass down the road.

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

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

Name: Retired Now
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 29 August 2017

The post by Legal contains some valid points. 


National Rail Contract -- then,  Agreements may differ from General
Committee to General Committee, RR to RR, property to property.

The corporation can make changes - but believe the GCs are supposed to
be at least consulted/informed/warned prior to when changes affect
member's working conditions.   Company\corporation policies are not
contractual agreed to agreements.  

Harrison was quoted he'll "eat the spaghetti" in reference to the
CSX rail network not being the same as the others that were changed.
May very well end up eating those words too.  Guess we'll see.

Name: buddy
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for N/A
Posted: 29 August 2017

Hi guys I do not work with you, but I do work for NS. I just wanted to
let you know your CEO is affecting us as well. The railroad on our side
has taken up strong positions of not paying according to contracts. They
are picking up a lot of work from you guys as well. The industrial near
where I work used to only haul 3 loads a month now they have 25 loads
this month. I pray for you guys but he is affecting the whole industry.

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

I know that every one can stick together, do your job safely and right.
Don't take any chances, work by the rule book.

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

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

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 29 August 2017

As a union member and paid dues for many years. I was told a company has
the right to manage there company as they see fit. The collective
agreement protected workers to a point. Which was suppose to of been
agreed to in good faith by both parties. The company and union,where
the problems lie is the interpretation of the language in the
agreement. For example the company will provide safety equipment when
available. That statement let's the company off the hook. It should
read the company will provide safety equipment. When the company goes
to the table they have there fancy lawyers etc. To include these sucker
words. Some people are elected to the union are clueless. Some union
officials get wined and dined by the company during these talks and
lose focus. It is up to you members to review the contents of the
collective agreement before you vote on it. But you lose sight when the
company throws out a few crumbs to members. Which you think is good and
sign off. Knowledge is power you vote on these agreements make sure you
do your homework. And a union rep. That is not doing his job can be sent
packing with an x.

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

not paying our valid claims is a breach of contract.

Name: Ou812
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years
Posted: 29 August 2017

http://www.jconline.com/story/money/2017/08/29/amtrak-csx-ceo-hunter-harrison-wrong-and-things-arent-improving/610777001/?cookies=&from=global

Ha! Lying POS!

Name: legal
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 29 August 2017

UTU/BLET members,


Read your agreements and understand your working CONDITION rights. What
many of you don't understand is that your unions do not have the legal
right to interfere with the corporations rights to restructure.
Furloughing hundreds of employees is not a violation of your
agreements. Cutting jobs is not a violation of your agreement. Closing
yard is not a violation of your agreements. What is a violation is not
notifying your unions that working conditions and rules are going to be
changed so the proper representation can sit down and discuss the
situation and see how best to handle it. Policy rules belong to the
corporation. Collective bargaining belongs to the Unions.

Many of you do not under stand how the unions work and what legal
rights they have in regards to the corporations right. 
A lot of complaints have been posted on this site for some time now
about the lack of service to the customers. To be blunt, this is not
your problem or responsibility. However I commend you on bringing the
reasons for this problem to light. Blaming the crews for the problem
was not only unprofessional but unethical . Your new CEO knows exactly
why this happened and should be ashamed of himself for blaming it on
the workers. Step back before you post and look at your complaint. Is
it a valid complaint because it is a violation of your collective
bargaining rights or is it a personal complaint. 
Being forced to work overtime and called back on your rest day after
day because man power shortage is at an all time high is a complaint
that your unions should be handling under working conditions. Mangers
doing the work of contract employees is a major violation under your
agreement. All things that need to be handled by your unions. Putting
hard workers on the street for the sake of the all mighty dollar is
horrible but that unfortunately is not an illegal move by the carrier
and all the Unions can do is argue the consequences of doing so.
Working without a lunch break is a serious concern. The health and
welfare of the employees  are put in harms way. Working with defective
equipment because no one is around to fix it is something that should
be brought to the attention of OSHA. Being intimidated to move freight
with defects and unsafe conditions warrants FRA action. There are
numerous things that are affected when the work force is down sized.
Learn the difference between what is a bargaining agreement violation
and what is a violation of state or federal law. The more you
understand both the better armed you will be to direct your complaints
to the proper departments. Do not forget that this site is viewed
everyday by numerous railroads, government agencies, lawyers, customers
and public agencies. Your messages are not going to be taken seriously
by those who understand how bargaining agreements work or the
corporations rights to restructure. Make valid post. Bring issues to
light that are unsafe and put employees and the public in harms way. Be
honest. Most of all be respectful. It makes you the better person.

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

ALL CREWS


AS stated before, it is a serious violation for managers to go out into
the fields and do the union employees work. It has been posted on here.
If you find any manager doing the work of union contract employees you
need to contact as many furloughed employees that you can and tell them
to start calling the hell out of the international and let their
neighbors and anyone in the media they can know that they are on the
street while CSX allows their managers to do their work and violating
the hell out of the union agreements. Take pictures of managers
working. Take notes. Dates and times and what job the managers are
doing. It doesn't matter if they throw a switch. Make sure the FRA
knows that managers are running engines. They have to turn this into
the FRA as hours of service. They cant work and have to be rested just
like everyone else.  Cant believe that HH would let them run and then
be off 10 hours. Bet your butt they are right back at work as soon as
they get off the power.  Do what is right and report these violations.
Report all OSHA violations. HH wants to cut the throats of hard working
people they better be shooting back while they are going down.  This war
is just starting. The Unions will not step in to save the day until all
members have started a major media stink.   THIS IS A FACT PEOPLE.
Anyone who was around in 2006 remembers what happened that year. The
worst attack of observation testing and failures in the history of CSX.
It started with the southern regions 2006 safety plan that was set up to
train managers on how to stalk selected employees. The Great Lakes
division got the ball rolling with their 2006 safety action plan.
 "All new hire employees will be mentored with a Great Lakes manager.
The use of contract mentors will be limited and used only where
absolutely needed. There has been great value realized from
indoctrinating new employees with CSX values and safety culture as
opposed to UTU VALVES"!

WOW!  Did they really thing that was going to fly. Have you got to be
kidding. Now that was a slap that no one in the Union was going to
take. Then there was the organizing campaign that took place. Everyone
should remember the bumper sticker that came out. "The Nations
railroads they use us-then abuse us!" It wasn't until employees were
threatened that the union stepped up and came to the rescue. If you had
a sticker on your car you were told you couldn't park on the property.
The UTU reps had one locked in their union boards and were told to
remove them or people would be pulled out of service. Nasty arguments
and threats started between management and the reps. After the fire
really started burning because the members and a few VLC and assistants
started making suggestions that the media and people in Washington D.C.
were going to get involved, the Union decided to fire off a letter to
the division managers demanding that the harassment of Union employees
cease or charges would be filed for violating their right to organize
and their rights to freedom of speech. It wasn't until the members
started the entire blow out that the Union officials stepped in and did
what they had to do because they were under the gun. Local business were
aware of what was going on and were asking questions. Local news
stations were aware.  
So if you want to get something done then you have to stand together
and use the media to get things started. Put your unions on front
street and make them do what is right when the time comes. Believe me
when I say the time is coming. This is going to be a repeat of history
and hopefully the new hires today will have the backbone that their
fathers and grandfathers and fellow employees had that were and still
are hard working union members. Don't work through lunches. Don't run
like a dog. Don't stand there and be threatened with insubordination
when it is not warranted. Do not let a manager tell you he doesn't
care if what he is ordering you to do is a violation of your union
agreement when you point this out to him. This is a hostile manager and
is anti Union and he should be reported immediately to your LC and the
General Chairman's office. When you are entitled to extra pay per your
union agreements and managers promise you an extra ticket and they
don't come through, report the incident . This is an ethics
violations. They have lied to you. Told you what you wanted to hear.
Report the incident.  Your Local reps are swamped. They have their
hands full now. They always have. Fax your complaint forms and letter
to the General chairman's office. Demand action. You have the rights
to be heard. You are paying for representation to the fullest extent by
your unions. Your dues are paying for a service agreement. You have
every right to demand that service. Listen and learn from older
employees who have been through it. 2006 was the year of the Union
employees and their voice was heard. Proof that you can do something!

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

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


160 TRAINS CANCELLED OR DELAYED BECAUSE OF PSR.


GET SOME OUR CONTRACTS ARE BREACHED EVERYDAY!

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

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



GET SOME OUR CONTRACTS ARE BREACHED EVERYDAY!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 29 August 2017

Wait till someone jumps in unit with you guys with a. Clip board and
times everything you do. Or is parked in a truck with binoculars timing
everything you do switching or threw the cameras. Those kind of audits
will happen. And if people are that disfuntional that only ten percent
of managers could do field work. Hh is going to get rid of all the dead
weight. He does not care how long you have worked for the company. He
has a plan and he will role it out and no one will stop him. Trust me
we seen him do it. Good luck.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Good advice for hh ,but the best worker to him is the one fearing losing
there job. Fear and intimidation is what this guy is all about. Power
ego,narsistic,two ways of control a person money and pain!

Name: Been There
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 28 August 2017

CREWS


Don't listen to the idiots about wild cat strikes. Go ahead and strike
if you think it will do you any good. Fact is the outcome wont be any
different than when the air traffic controlers and pilots decided to do
so. Fact is by federal law you cant.  Use your damn heads and think of
why you cant. Do you even bother to read why. Stopping the movement of
U.S. commerce freight is detrimental to everyone in this country. You
are no better than HH when you say this stupid shit. Customers are
hurting now. You think striking is going to help them any more. USE
YOUR HEADS. Think outside of the box. You have a union no matter how
bad you think they are. Grow balls and make them get involved. What the
hell do you think the media is for. Force your unions to act.

Try using your imagination at work.  Can any of you think outside of
the box? Are you not educated enough to figure things out? 

I will give you one example of thinking outside of the box. 
Rumors are flying that management is so scared of HH now because the
work isn't getting done and the industries aren't getting switched
that they are forcing crews to work through their lunches.
Does anyone not have diabetes? How About hypoglycemia? How about high
blood pressure?  You get the idea. They wont let you stop and eat and
you get weak or dizzy you tell them you need to eat!  If they wont let
you take your break for lunch file your claim then CALL THE CSX MEDICAL
DEPARTMENT! Tell them what happened and get a paper trail started. Get
it on record that the company is forcing people to work through their
lunch breaks and are creating a dangerous environment for people who
need to eat a meal at lunch or dinner time. You don't need the unions
to get things started. You just need to use your heads and think a
little harder. I know of many people who have won claims without filing
one piece of paper with their union reps because they know what stones
to roll over and what needs to be done to make things go away. Start
using your heads. Start thinking of your human rights. Start thinking
of state a federal laws. They don't call it whistleblowing for
nothing!

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

One thing to think about is if you have wildcat strike or go out for any
other reason. Your just making his case to train office staff and
managers,to get there conductors and engineers certification. He will
justify doing this to the government that if union employees , disrupt
service he has management and other staff to resume service. If there
was a walk out it work cause hardship to csx and customers.  So I would
be careful about talking wildcat strike or what ever.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Name: Loyalty got me nothing
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years
Posted: 28 August 2017

Lots of good publicity going around for HH.  
The Fortune article. 

His "make nice" letter to the STB about the new field personnel he
has installed to help customers...after he fired many of the people who
knew what was going on and could have avoided a lot of this. He fired
them out of spite and venegance...men and women who have worked 15-20
years with spotless records. Why?  Because he was pissed that CSX
refused his merger offer and now he is hellbent on punishing everyone
he can...except the VP's and above who have golden parachutes so he
can't fire them.. 

And what happens...stock is going up.  Shareholders are happy that
CSX's CEO is looking good to the public and shareholders. Good
publicity is making him out to be the railroad savior. All hail HH. 

No one knows the truth but workers and customers who aren't getting
service. Get the word out there. Stop his publicity machine. The truth
must be shared. Now is the time to be heard. Call reporters. Email.
Keep the pressure on.

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

Sick out sept 2-3

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

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

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

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

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

No one should expect the media, government agencies, politicians, the
populace, to be on your side - UNLESS catastrophic accident(s) occur --
and if/when that should happen then there'll be even more regulations
and rules for workers to adhere to.
  
This is year 2017 and many people think RR employees already have good
pay & benefits.  Doesn't matter if all the work circumstances and
conditions are known by some. 

Yes - you can claim contract violations - depending on the particular
situation, and yeah, you'll wait for retribution. 

Lead a wildcat strike?  Do so without much support, if any, and hide
from federal marshals.   

Things will get better. Harrison will fail.

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

We have the same rules in our collective agreement in Canada. No
managers or supervisors where aloud to do our work either. But when hh
took over,he said no one will be sitting at a desk with there feet up.
All managers and supervisors where told to do our work they did and
still are. Hh layed off so many people. That all office staff where
fast tracked to train as conductor and engineers. Managers where
driving the trains with unionized conductor sitting in same cab. The
training time for office staff was cut in half. They had little to no
field experience. Most training was done in a simulator. And approved
by transport Canada. You can google this about office staff running
trains at cprail. What I'm saying and witness is Hh does not care
about union rules and laws. He will do the same thing at csx,just wait
and see. He will do what he wants and deal with grievences later. So
big deal if he has to pay out on some grievences,he knows how long it
takes to get to arbitration. That is why he is braking all the rules.
To over whelm the unions with paper work and hearings. And the cost to
get grievences in front of an arbitrator .I payed my union dues for
thirty five years ,and union did good job. But in the meantime you have
to watch all this unfold before they can react. You are going to get a
lot of surprises from Hh..Just trying to give you people a heads up !

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

Retired CP

I don't know what kind of union contracts you had but if managers/non
union contract employees cross the line and come out into the field to
work there WILL BE HELL TO PAY!  It is a serious violation for any non
contract employee to take the work from a union contract employee. 
This claim goes straight to the international and is awarded 5 days pay
for each violation.  The union brothers in the United states have stood
this ground for over 50 years and you can bet your sweet ass it isn't
going to change. This is one issue the Unions have to stand up and do
what is right unless they want a battle in court from the union
members. This kind of action is so serious that it is protected by
federal law under Union rights in the United States. NO UNION can sit
back and do nothing and take the chance of this getting out in the
media. It would be a major blow and other Unions would agree 100%!
MANAGEMENT DOES NOT TAKE OUR WORK AWAY FROM US!  If one manager is seen
in the field doing any union brothers work I would hope they would have
the balls to do what is right for all union members and file a
complaint immediately.  I personally have done it and yes I was paid
along with my hogger. This can not and will not be tolerated. Look what
happened to the managers who did this in the 60's and 70's. There were
casualties and people were shot.  This isn't a joke.
This site is a great place to expose any manager who is seen out in the
field doing union contract work.  POST NAMES, DATES, AND TIMES. BE
HONEST!  Don't post crap because you are pissed at a manager. Be an
honest grown up adult. Don't be afraid to get it our there. If HH has
a history of this blatant violation of Union rights, then he needs to
learn it wont be tolerated by U.S. union members.  If we have to bring
the 60's back then so be it.  Like he said in his interview. Cultures
are changed one funeral at a time. If he is a non believer in our
rights then time to start reminding him. He is 72 year old and was
around when the Union strikes we at full force in this country. He
knows the power we have if we stick together. Get our butts in gear and
be men. Do what is right and stand up. He cant fire us all!

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

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

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 28 August 2017

Retired CP employee I've seen business admin guys with top marks come
out of university. Hired on to CP 'elite ' team. Hired on as local
managers right out of school. He was one of many CPRAIL's future
shining stars. Then along came HH . In 4.5 years move this guy, $190k a
year, so much that he quit. Now making $45k a year and happy because he
has a regular work life. This is how HH works. He gets his management
out into the field to try to fire as many employees as they can. With
all those people fired it lowers the operating ratio for Wall Street.
Now all the managers think they've done such a great job for HH that
when there is a shortage of crews, they are the ones that will make up
for the shortage of employees. He has only been your CEO for 6 months.
We had him for 4.7 years. You Managers think you are such loyal people
to HH by firing people. Now, this is what is going to happen. Trains
will have to be run and there won't be enough crews and you Managers
are not protected by a Union. He will get you Managers to make up for
the people that have been fired. He'll work you 16 hours a day or
more, 7 days a week. He has not rolled out yet the he's going to abuse
you Managers. You think you are the 'chosen ' ones. If you have any
doubt in this call the boys in Canada to see if I'm bullshitting you.
I witnessed this and feel sad for you

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

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

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

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

Name: FLOORED!
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 1-10 years
Posted: 27 August 2017

RAILROAD SAVIORS POST

If you haven't read the interview that Fortune magazine did with
Harrison I suggest you do.  A link was provided on this site for you to
view it. 

The article is very lengthy but there are numerous messages through out
it that send very strong and disturbing messages. 

Most arrogant messages: "I know how to run a railroad. I wrote the
handbook! I ain't leavin a failure."

Most disturbing message: "Cultures change one FUNERAL at a time." 
Then he emphasizes the importance of detoxing the culture by WEEDING
OUT the non believers. 
This comment is almost understandable after reading that his father was
a traveling preacher after he retired. Not hard to figure out where this
mentality comes from. Reverend Harrison had spoken and is telling you he
will rid his house of the non believers.  

Harrison mentions several times his plans to making csx great and
making the investors and stockholder rich.  He talks of reductions in
Locomotives, cars, switching equipment , etc, etc, etc. but not once
did he have the backbone to say he would reduce the workforce and put
people out of work. He mentions disruption to customers and some
casualties to their service but nothing as to the amount of people he
would be putting on the street. When he was asked how he felt about the
comments that people were saying that CSX is a spaghetti network and his
plan would not work as it did with his other railroads his comment was.
"I'll eat the spaghetti!"

READ THE INTERVIEW. FORGET ALL THE CRAP YOU HEAR! You want to see where
this mans mind is at read it.  We are dealing with a lot of issues here.
All I can say is good luck to management. They are going to need it!
Reverend Harrison has spoken!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 27 August 2017

Worthless Union Bosses Should Be Wiped Out:

The union bosses are in it for themselves. Rail carriers save millions
of dollars annually in claims that your union bosses trash for paid
weekend safety captain assignments.
Face reality; Union leadership any integrity was lost years and years
ago!

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

Good luck at hearing. Hh has mandate and lots of support from what I
seen at cprail no one is going to get in his way. He will ignore them
or run them down. That's his nature.

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

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

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

All the union national reps. Should be at the STB hearings to address
all the issues with hunter and csx. Not the individual employee,all the
stories that are fact should be given to reps.It is there duty to stand
up for the members..with out members support they are with out of a
job,just takes an  x

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

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

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 27 August 2017

Why are we paying these outrageous union dues! The UTU refuses to
represent us in anyway. Why? I want my money back you cowards! You
useless leaches! No back bone, non representing place holders!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 26 August 2017

If your a csx employee and you plan on making a statement for the record
against hunter. Make sure you cover your ass hole with both hands. Guys
that tell other people to step forward,are usually the ones that hide
in the back ground. And suggest someone else be the. Big the sacrifice
for the cause. You know the type the ones that talk big in the lunch
room ..But then on the floor suck all the cock he can get in his mouth.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 26 August 2017

Cn is hiring conductors cp says they are hiring 200 because hunter cut
so deep they have to replace now. Get a work visa come north.

Name: EXLC
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 26 August 2017

Conductor 1-10

This is a question for your LC. Have you not called and asked him? If
you cant get an answer then call the General chairmans office everyday
if you have to until you get an answer.  If you are eligible for
railroad unemployment after you haven't worked for a week demand they
furlough you and then apply for it.  Yeah, it doesn't pay squat but
its more than sitting homeout with a dime while they play games. I have
seen them starve men out. they sit by the phone waiting for calls or
watch the boards everyday hoping to grab a crumb when they can just to
get bumped every time they go to work.  Its a game. You need entries in
your employee history that you are furloughed. They will want proof.
Check with state unemployment as well if you are just working part
time. Yes you can apply for it even if you are working for CSX.  Don't
remember how many hours is considered part time.  Some guys just go to
where they can hold work and stick it out at a cheap cut rate hotel. If
you can find someone else to go with you then do it and split the cost. 
the family suffers but you got to do what you got to do.    Maybe that
oxygen breathing old man will be gone soon and things will get back to
business.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 26 August 2017

Anyone know if reverse lodging is an agreement in our contract?  I'm
being told as of September 1st that reverse lodging is no longer being
allowed due to excessive time in the hotel compared to the away hotel. 
Was told that HH is eliminating hotel stays anyway so why does it
matter. Well, it matters because since dickhead cut off jobs in my
terminal I can't hold anything ......came from another dick sucker aka
train master

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

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

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Engine repair, for 10-20 years
Posted: 26 August 2017

Who gives a crap the shareholders are make money, Right!

Name: Me
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 25 August 2017

I sure hope the crew secured the equipment and done a 1-minute hand
brake test before the crash at Indy. Otherwise, that fat ass R. Reed
will have them charged. Damn, I thought that fat P.O.S. was gone for
good.

Name: /
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 10-20 years
Posted: 25 August 2017

FACTS!

Cut of cars ran out of newly revamped yard(state street) set up for
flat switching. No protection for run out cars  was installed to
protect main line. The crew DID NOT run into the cars as being reported
by the news stations. The crew was given enough warning to get off the
locomotives before they were hit. Facts, not fiction. Thank god the
dispatchers were quick on their feet and were able to tell the crew to
get off otherwise they could have been seriously hurt. No one seems to
know why the news media are reporting this as the train ran into the
cut of cars. This is not true.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 25 August 2017

Roll out at state street yard 


No main line protection. See news coverage. Engines and cars trashed. 
Luckily crew is not injured.  Safety for crews on the back burner.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 25 August 2017

The guy that says he is a manager, and runs the railway you are right.
This is what is going to happen mr.manager. When your full of the
koolaid and maybe do some time at hunter camp. Hh will look after you.
He will cut so many employees that you mr.manager will be working 16 or
more hours a day. Seven days a week. And if you complain or have family
problem.  To bad Hh wants bang for his buck you are salaried
employee.So you will end up making about ten dollars an hour. Hh loves
you for that. And if it gets over whelming you can quit. Or you slow
down Hh will see you as not being a team player. You will be fired and
will have to hire a lawyer to try and get pention money from company.
Trust me we seen this at cp on a regular bases.

Name: Visionary
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 25 August 2017

Any news on CSX closing Hamlet Terminal?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 25 August 2017

Buffalo crews watch yourself, as management isn't happy paying hotel
bills. Are looking and willing to "Make necessary changes"....
You've been warned

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

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

Name: John Lee Pettimore
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 25 August 2017

I can't believe the picture of our CEO in the Forbes article. Sitting
on a stool in between the rails right in front of a knuckle holding his
oxygen hose. It's bizarre on so many levels, and an embarrassment to
this company. The very fact that he agreed to pose like that shows he
is delusional. He looks like he belongs in a nursing home.

Name: Are you all stupid or drunk?
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years
Posted: 25 August 2017

Are you that posting on here drunk or just plain uneducated and stupid?
Thats why were firing and laying off. Too many stupid motherfuckers
work here!

More deaths and accidents are coming soon.

And SMART union officals, fuck off.
We run this company! You don't.
We already paid you all off.

Name: OTD
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 25 August 2017

Follow the money.  Mantel Ridge has made $700M on their CSX investment
so far, read the article below. 

http://www.institutionalinvestor.com/article/3744573/asset-management-hedge-funds-and-alternatives/mantle-ridge-up-to-nearly-2-billion-on-csx-play.html#.WaA70dMrLUI

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 25 August 2017

The managers that where not at work stations,should be disaplined when a
brother lost his arm. Hate to say it but the big push on employees will
not stop. We had fatalities at cn and cp and it did not change a thing.
People you have to be extra careful for yourself and others. I have had
my close calls from having to rush,other people not so lucky. This Hh
prick does not care about safety or you. You are the enemy,to this
prick. You all work in a dangerous environment he careful your families
want you back at home. No job is worth getting mangled or dieing for.
You have the legal right to refuse unsafe work. Good luck.

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

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

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

Brilliant

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Name: Brilliant
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 24 August 2017

South End,


Your an idiot baiter or either a moron if you think this is real. 
While the concept may exist, the company would never, ever, never
actually send out an email or anything in writing saying so.  They're
much smarter than that and apparently you, or are you just a "master
baiter"...hmmmm.  I've been in management and seen some of the
corruption first hand and I know this sort of thing could happen but
not in a memo.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 1-10 years
Posted: 24 August 2017

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

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

Gory CSX Train Accident Linked To Solar Eclipse

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

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

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

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

Whistleblower Lawsuit Reinstated!

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

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

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

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

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

TO:ALL FIELD MANAGERS

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

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

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

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 24 August 2017

Good info.  Thanks much.

Has been posted numerous times before -- CSX is\was not like CN, CP,
or really like the ol' IC RR.  

The major shareholders & the CSX Board Of Directors wanted changes
& this headhunter in power.   

They don't seem to want all that business, track, terminals,
maintenance, & especially employees = big expense.

It is what it is - at least for now.

Name: OTD
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 24 August 2017

Fortune Magazine piece on HH

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

Precision Railroading is all about asset & resource reductions. 

That said,  IC, CN & CP were linear RR's and operated in natural
resource rich Canada with only 36 million residents.  CP's average
length of haul under HH was 1,600 miles.  CSX's average length of haul
is 600 and CSX is a network RR. So, as he continues to try to figure it
out, expect the unexpected with HH. 

Come hell or high water, HH believes he will figure out how to make CSX
operations work by continuing to make changes and tweaks till he
believes he has figured it out.  If a manager is not getting it done,
he will have him removed and put someone else in, and he will continue
to do this until he finds one that finds a way to make it work. 
Meanwhile, he will shed the competitive low margin traffic and
eliminate T&E employees.  He will also continue to eliminate
management.

Name: Wax
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 24 August 2017

Instead of calling people back to work they are just cutting turns on
the extra boards.

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

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

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

To my American brothers and sisters this is my prediction. Hunter is
going to have Medical emergency. And he will be out of the picture. Csx
brass will then scramble to restore order and customers.

Name: NOT FOOLED
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 23 August 2017

USA USA/Manager/mole
GO AWAY POSER!  What topic was posted that made the big boys in
Jacksonville squirm a little. Only reason you came out from under your
rock.  Was it the topic on Hawthorne yard being closed after all the
work that was done for nothing????  Everything had to go back to AVON
to get at least half the crap back on track.  Now do us a favor and go
back and ask your boss what they are going to do about all the
industries in Crawfordsville Indiana that  haven't had a switch in
over a week.  Guessing they are calling the trucking companies about
now! Rumor has it the NS is going to take over the steel plant(SDI) and
Nucor as well. Have track rights and can do so. Going to give all that
business to the NS now.  There goes more CSX jobs! NS is stock piling
and buying up stock left and right. Cleaning house.  Ask them if they
are planning on selling off the Greatlakes division. That should keep
you busy for awhile!

Name: Aaa
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 23 August 2017

Train expected to block crossing in Hamilton for hours
http://www.journal-news.com/news/train-expected-block-crossing-hamilton-for-hours/CTnWBOLM0Zmx4NMh5tRmFL/


Precision railroading at it finest.

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

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

Name: Aaa
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 23 August 2017

Re: buyer
There was MILLIONS poured into Hawthorne yard. I know some of the track
guys were working 7 days a week. I think it was either 23 or 29 switches
installed. Tens of thousands of ties installed, tens of thousands of
rail installed. 
Rebuilding a yard or track then selling it off is nothing new. CSX has
done this for decades.

Name: USA USA USA
E-mail: 
Employed as: Yard Master, for 20-30 years
Posted: 23 August 2017

President Donald J. Trump...Is what America needed during another
defining moment in American History...While the Jews and Main Stream
Media is trying to destroy America with cheap labor and political
correctness!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 1-10 years
Posted: 23 August 2017

Dispatchers

I had heard awhile back the Cinci dispatchers were scheduled to move to
Jax in mid October and that Florence was supposed to begin moving this
month. Other locations in between. Haven't heard anything since. 

Has anyone else out there heard anything?

Thanks

Name: buyer
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 23 August 2017

Relators

CSX Hawthorne yard in Indianapolis located off of Emerson Avenue is now
shut down after thousands were poured into it for repairs and upgrades
to the tracks, walking stones, switches and buildings. The upgrades
makes it perfect for purchase if your wanting to start something small.
Have heard the INRD railroad is looking to work out a deal. CSX owns
around 82% of the INRD so it would make sense to keep it in house and
profit share but the door is still open for negotiations. Wouldn't
hurt to check it out.

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

The injured man will take the blame for not paying attention. Hope he is
ok and does not lose his job!

Name: Joe
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 23 August 2017

A brother was struck by a cut if cars yesterday in Nashville. I don't
know the info but he is alive, let's pray for him and his family

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

another grossly exaggerated statement



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

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

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

Another grossly exaggerated statement!

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

I'm retired and getting on the rr in Canada was easy. Very cold winters
that is what separated the men from the boys. We had cabooses to duck in
and warm up. What I found with young people they got a few good cheques
thought it was great at first. A lot that got laid off it motivated
them to look for other jobs or go back to school. Younger people today
have more education. And in some cases it is a wake up call to get job
else where. Less money better life. In thirty five years I never had
weekends off. Most rr have been divorced at least once because of the
hours.

Name: Betterthan YOU
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 22 August 2017

Retired now


Don't be a dirt bag prick and make shitty comments like that to anyone
who just got furloughed!. No one gives a rats ass about what you did in
1982.  I was there too when everyone got cut. What you failed to see or
learn is that the new guys today have to go through a lot worse than any
of us did to get our damn jobs.  Don't even try to tell me we went
through worse. Yeah we got put on the street. Some of us for years, but
we didnt have to go to some monkey ass horse shit school that didn't
teach us squat then come to work for OJT for months with head hunter
breathing down our necks looking for any little failure they could get
on us before we could get our union status. These kids who are getting
hired today have to deal with more stupid horse shit and blow hard bull
than we ever did. When we were cubs we were worked hard and given shit
but mostly by our hogger or other fireman or who ever we were stuck
with training. These guys got to have eyes in the front and the back of
their heads and a set in their ass so when they bend over they don't
get it up the rear.  I feel sorry for how they are demeaned and treated
like stupid little kids who cant tie their own shoes.  Then after they
go through months of humiliation they get tossed thinking they might
have a chance at a good future for their families because they bring in
some dying old man who tears their lives apart.  I hope they all find a
good job somewhere that they can get their dignity back and start
living with their families again.  As far as I'm concerned they are
all casualties of war!

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

CSX is selling and telling a story to the STB and customers

https://www.csx.com/share/wwwcsx15/assets/File/Customers/Performance%20Measures/STB%20Update%208%2021%2017_Final.pdf

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

HH has developed new metrics to confuse and mislead  

https://www.csx.com/index.cfm/customers/performance-measures/methodology/

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

So a lot of managers are just someone's kid. And flunky yes men.

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

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

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

Just wondering with carmen layed off at shops. Are managers brought in
to to there work yet?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Another grossly exaggerated statement

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

HH will relentlessly pursue his goal of reducing assets and that
includes people.  Mantel Ridge won over the majority of the
institutional shareholders to remove Michael Ward and install HH to run
this company.   He has the full backing of the board, and until that
changes we may continue to expect the unexpected from HH.    I suspect
an additional 1,500 to 2,500 T&E jobs will be eliminated along with an
additional 300 to 700 in management cuts will be made as well.  

He will continue to push back on the STB and customers in his pursuit
to fundamentally change how CSX operates in order to reach an OR below
60.  Till then, expect the unexpected.  He does not give a rats ass
about what anyone thinks except those who put him in power.  

Customers and employees will continue rant and complain, however HH
will continue to do what he has been doing until the Board of Directors
removes him from power. The investment community is monitoring the
impact to CSX so it will be interesting to learn how if at all, the CSX
board reacts.  When does enough become enough and they stand up and take
the necessary action?

I suspect they will provide HH cover and support till at least next
spring.  If the situation is not improved, then and only then do I
believe the board will feel the pressure from the investment community
to take action.   In the mean time, the reductions will continue in
pursuit of a lower OR.  

Recent Investor Advisory comments on CSX

Rail Shipper Survey: CSX Service Disruptions 

INVESTMENT CONCLUSION: 
This week we conducted a rail shipper survey focused on CSX’s recent 
service disruptions as the company continues to implement various
operational changes under Hunter Harrison’s leadership ( see more
commentary in our August Rail Update). 

We felt this was a timely exercise given an increasingly heightened
level of attention around how these recent service disruptions could
present potential near-term risks for CSX (i.e., reduced network
fluidity and market share losses) and potential near-term opportunities
for other transportation providers (i.e., market share gains for
NSC/truckers and also contribute to tighter supply/demand dynamics in
the broader freight market).

In this survey, we asked various questions on these topics and
have summarized the consolidated results (from 56 respondents) and
selected commentary in the attached slideshow. 

KEY POINTS: The Magnitude of CSX’s Recent Service Disruptions
 On a scale of 1 –10 (with 1=very poor and 10=very strong), the average
ranking  of CSX’s current service levels was 2.3. The average ranking
of CSX’s  service levels prior to Hunter Harrison stepping into the CEO
role was 6.6 and the average ranking of NSC’s current service levels was
6.9. In  summary, since the beginning of the year, we have seen a
substantial  deterioration in CSX’s service levels on both an absolute
and relative basis.  

When Will These Service Issues Be Resolved? 
Most shippers (60%) have not been provided with a time line on when
CSX’s service levels  are expected to recover.  For others, the message
around the timing of  a recovery has varied between several weeks (21%),
several months (12%) and several quarters (7%).  We also asked shippers
if they believed these disruptions were temporary and would lead to a
better service product over the long term. In response, 51% said maybe,
42% said no and 7% said yes.  In summary, shippers remain uncertain
about both the near-term and longer-term progression of CSX’s service
levels.


Potential Market Share Shifts.
When the shippers were asked if they had plans to shift business away
from CSX based on the recent service disruptions, 70% said yes, 23%
said maybe and 7% said no.  And on average, the respondents said that
34% of their current business with could shift away from CSX by the end
of the year.  As it relates to who could pick up this market share, 48%
said NSC,39% said truck and 13% said other railroads/modes. In summary,
it is clear that the near term market share shifts could be meaningful.

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

All crews


Damn right it is all about ego and power with the new CEO. He doesn't
need a penny. If it was about money it would only be because he is so
ill that he knows it going to cost him out the butt to keep himself
alive. Lung, heart, liver or what ever transplants he might need or
balloon surgery and god know what else with his piss poor circulation
isn't going to come cheap.  But then I doubt very seriously he is
paying for meds like the rest of us.  Bet your bottom dollar he gets
his meds from Canada at cut rate cost.  What ever he does you can lay
your money on a safe bet he is going to pop the pills and do whatever
it takes to live this contract out and do as he has said he will do
with the help of SATAN!

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

I think the first renovation Hh,should do at head office is put nets
around the outside perimeter of the building. So when the stock tanks
and csx loses all its customers..and the brass jumps out the windows.
The nets will save then. Then they can take them to the coocoo farm.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: M of W, for 1-10 years
Posted: 21 August 2017

Hey former LC:

Do you get a royalty payment every time you spout off the typical union
line conservative bullshit?  Pretty sure that was Clinton that signed
NAFTA, and it was Obama that openly said what he was going to do to the
coal industry BEFORE he got elected and he damn sure made good on that
promise.  Neither of them were conservative.  Only reason unions stroke
the dicks of democrats is for the Presidential Emergency Board. Nothing
else.  Equal blame on both sides. Crooked political influence is an
equal opportunity employer.  Was "encouraged" by my rep to "vote for
Obama" and "for Hillary".  I haven't seen the first recipient of my
dues deductions calling out HH in the media for what he is doing to CSX
or its customers.  The Government taxed Industry out of this country,
and it was and is greedy reps in both parties that are to blame.  The
working man always gets fucked, double fucked when you can't strike.

Whether Trump succeeds in bringing jobs back remains to be seen, but I
hope so.  More people working, means more union members working, means
more chances for organizing.  Equals more dues paying members, right?
or should I say, Well, duh?

In the meantime, let's stay on topic of Hunter Harrison who is
actively destroying this company and contract employees' future job
security, and the daily operations of other businesses.  I believe we
can all agree on that.

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

The guy that wrote and said with Hh it is now about his ego and legacy
not the money is 100 per cent right. He is backed into corner now that
things are not going as planned. Who know what crazy shit he will do
next.

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

Before hh took over cp,we had twelve full time car inspectors in the
yard. And yes we where told you have thirty seconds per side to inspect
cars. And you chalked striker castings. Once that started we where down
to two inspectors per shift. Some shifts no dinner break of coffee
break. And if it got really busy they took carman out of the shop to
inspect a train then sent them back once they did inspections. And yes
they where doing pull by inspection and break test. On the potash
trains then they had to yard potash trains because they needed two
hundred brake shoes each train. Because they where neglected. And once
they hit the yard we would find twenty to thirty bad order wheels. 
They can defer repairs but sooner or later it has to be done. So in
reality they gained nothing.  They cut back on so many carmen. They had
to fly managers in on the weekend to do repairs.  AAR rules are the same
in Canada and USA. Hh is not scared of government. I'm sure he will get
around to doing same thing there as he did at cp.

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

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

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

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

True. Been there, done that dealing with them quite a number of times.
People keep voting into offices conservative legislators/politicians,
then cry & whine........well, duh.

Name: ???
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 10-20 years
Posted: 21 August 2017

Ape less than one.



I believe you are on the safety site spouting off ideas of cutting
customer service.  And how is that a safety issue.  Talk about the pot
calling the kettle black! Not fooled made a hell of a lot more sense
than you.


USDOT MISSION STATEMENT:  Serve the UNITED STATES by ensuring a fast,
SAFE, efficient, accessible and CONVENIENT transportation system that
meets our vital national interest and enhances the quality of life of
the AMERICAN PEOPLE ,today and into the future.

U.S. Department of Transportation
1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20590
855-368-4200

If anyone in any craft is given a memo or views a memo that instructs
anyone to cut corners or intimidates anyone into thinking they have to
because they fear retaliation or charges of insubordination they should
immediately contact the USDOT and file a charge letter. If you can not
get a copy of it then make sure you get as much information as you can
as to where it originated from and who may be the responsible party for
its original circulation.   This is not CANADA!  HH may thumb his nose
at the STB but its constant complaints and bad publicity that gets
things done. DO NOT COUNT ON YOUR UNIONS TO STEP IN AND TAKE THIS BULL
BY THE HORNS. THEY WILL ONLY DO SO AFTER YOU HAVE DONE ALL THE LEG WORK
AND THE BALL IS THROWN INTO THEIR COURTS AND THEY HAVE TO SAVE FACE!

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

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

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

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

Good luck to all.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 10-20 years
Posted: 21 August 2017

Maybe  HH should take a ride on his trains after 30 second inspection!

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

Fed....




Well said ! I'm glad you pointed out the willful violations part of
the CFR.... Because it's serious fines for all involved and as I said
before, the carrier will not back anyone who's caught....

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

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


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

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

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

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

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 21 August 2017

Sick out sept 2-3

Name: csx wife
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for N/A
Posted: 20 August 2017

Nashville dispatchers are moving in October.

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

BRAIN DEAD T&E


When are you going to wake up and GET IT!  If I see one more post about
HH and his greed agenda I'm going to puke!  Wake the hell up and use
your heads.   This IS NOT ABOUT MONEY!  This guy has more money than he
knows what to do with.  This is about power. This is about EGO! This is
about doing one last stand before he dies or retires. Which ever come
first doesn't matter.  He is going to be buried with a tomb stone that
says....."Here lays the greatest CEO in the world!" The only CEO who
could turn several dying railroads around and make them profitable for
everyone! A man who came in and took charge of a large class 1 railroad
and made it great!  Showed everyone how smart he was and showed everyone
they were wrong and he was right.  THE KING OF THE RAILROAD. HIS NAME IN
THE HISTORY BOOKS. I MADE CSX THE GREATEST!

What it wont say is he was a 72 year old man dragging around an oxygen
tank and popping blood clot and blood pressure medicine and sadly
grasping at his last attempt of fame and glory. A man who wasted his
last years alive on this earth trying to show everyone how wrong they
were and went to his grave doing it.

You cant compete with that kind of crazy old man conviction. You can
only make it more complicated for him by standing your ground and
filing complaints every time he breaks federal laws and violates your
agreements. Violations of OSHA. Violations of the EEOC. Safety
standards set by the USDOT.  Take pictures. Tape record if necessary.
Circulate copies to outside parties any memo that orders unsafe work
practices. This man wants to win his crown dead or alive.  That my
friends makes him very unstable and unpredictable. Hope your Local
chairman are getting their butts in gear. Their jobs are under attack
as well.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 1-10 years
Posted: 20 August 2017

Anybody heard anything else on all dispatchers back to Jax? What's
going on? Aren't they supposed to start moving desks in about a week?

Name: Dong Bageley
E-mail: Huntersstableboy@csx.com
Employed as: M of W, for 10-20 years
Posted: 20 August 2017

In Evansville, Clayton Hodges is finally a roadmaster after ten years.
ADE Travis Johnson promoted him. Clayton had his finger driven in a
bolt hole holding a bolt on a joint bar that was hit by a sledgehammer
held by Travis Johnson. An injury not turned in. Did not Travis learn
from his dad Rick Johnson when KJ McDivitt's injury was covered up and
turned in? Clayton who had his leg driven under a tie when he stepped in
the backhoe red zone. He broke a window out of a csx vehicle and nothing
happened. Also the time he took out of service the morganfield branch
but would remove the orange lock off the switch to allow the local to
work the industries and would put the lock back on after the local was
done. Good luck to evansville and see them on CNN later.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 20 August 2017

Haha told y'all , cry babies

Name: Save Trump America
E-mail: strike@csx.com
Employed as: Yard Master, for N/A
Posted: 20 August 2017

A good WILDCAT STRIKE will focus the congress on doing the people's
business, instead of Main Stream Media's (MSM)agenda (wars, chaos) for
America...BOYCOTT CNN...!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 1-10 years
Posted: 20 August 2017

I worked in the Csx technology area for 5 years.  I got out a few weeks
after HH arrived.  Went to a company close by for a 50% salary increase
and 1% of the aggravation.  All these technology positions are just
replacements for all the contractors that HH let go.  In another
brilliant HH concept he released all contractors who keep a very
complicated technology system together to run the RR and replace them
with FTEs off the street with no RR experience.  They are one major
tech event away from shutting the RR down for days or weeks.  Too bad,
it was a great company with great people but it will take years to
recover from this a hole.  Good luck Csx.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 20 August 2017

Hh takes the people with most resistant and the biggest mouth and orders
them fired.and sets an example. He brags about this. You can stand tall
and think I have contract and government rules to protect me. They will
fire your ass just because they can. The name of the game is to fire the
guys you thought where the rocks in your industry. I'm fucking telling
you this prick does not care. He will shake things up so muchto get
share price up you are just an opsticle that gets kicked out of the
way.warning if you go to media hide your identity. You have not seen
nothing yet what this prick has planned for csx.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 20 August 2017

Retired Canadian here again. As rail roaders we put in the hours 24/7 we
adjust our wife's and kids adjust. We are a group that are thankfull
for our jobs and livable pay. We wish no harm to anyone. We give our
time and money to the less fortunate,that is the code of us
railroaders. If. Brother or sister or foreman managers where down we
where there to support them. Let's not let this greedy evil monster
change our hearts and rr culture.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Engine repair, for 10-20 years
Posted: 19 August 2017

All we can do now is pray that HH. Will die very soon! In his sleep or
what the f**k ever! If we all pray hard enough we can make it happen!
This person here does not deserve to live any longer. So let us all
really put our minds together and wish for this pile of shit to no
longer be with this human race we can make it happen! I am very sure
that this pile of shit know his time is up! F**k all the share holders
because time is a changing!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 19 August 2017

Just remember CSX employees, the CEO of your company got a big payout.
He is going to get all the executives below him to break every rule in
the book and enforce it. He is doing this for his own personal gain. He
will be dead. The people who did his bidding, who had to do his bidding
will be left holding the bag. They will be the ones to pay.for his
selfishness and greed. By the time this happens you, the workers, will
be the biggest casualties. HH won't be around to be held accountable.
I'm just trying to warn you brothers and sisters. The retired Canadian
guy.

Name: Honest Abe
E-mail: 
Employed as: M of W, for 1-10 years
Posted: 19 August 2017

I read a comment that someone was looking for a/any journalist' email.
Well if you've ever read an entire article, you would have seen the
journalist's contact info at the end of his/her article. They rely on
YOUR information to make a living. It's never difficult to find a
reporter. If you want to speak to a journalist, DO IT, but be honest
and fair. 

CSX fired another 765 employees between June and July. 
How many more good people can we lose?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 19 August 2017

The retired Canadian guy here again-yes, we got a written memo that we
had 30 seconds per side and we chalk the striker casting at each car to
confirm that you looked for cracks on the coupler, etc. If you did not
play ball you were left in the dust because other inspectors played
ball. They would find a way to pull you out of service for not playing
ball. Transport Canada are in bed with the railways. If they find
violations they impose small fines. Transport Canada is no threat to
the Canadian railways and the railways know that. So if HH imposes this
on you guys at CSX and fires an employee for not complying with a 30
second inspection, your telling me he can get on the hotline and call
the government . That employee will be reenstated the next day and the
government will have CSX shaking in their boots? I call bullshit! HH
has just started with you guys at csx. We had 4.5 years of this prick.
He will violate the collective agreement and government regulations
because he knows he will e gone before all this stuff goes to the table
and is sorted out.So when a supervisor tells you to do something and you
know it's against the rules and you are fired for insubordination take
that to the bank and tell cupcake and kids that you stood your ground
sorry the fridge is empty.

Name: FED
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 19 August 2017

Smarter than you

Open your buttocks wide and take your foot out!   There are numerous
anonymous complaints made to the STB that YOU HAVE NO KNOWLEDGE OF AND
WOULDNT BE ABLE TO HAVE ACCESS TO! So before you spout off any more
know it all comments try doing your own research.


As for the idiot who said the price of stock jumped 20.00 bucks when
the rumors that the black knight was coming on board, you too are
uneducated and know nothing on how the stock markets play out. Its as
old as the hills how the "counting your chickens before they hatch"
theory works.  Its over inflated. Santa claus is coming!  Then you open
the big shinny box and it wasn't what you thought you were getting.
Everyone knows that rumors and fantasy will always start a feeding
frenzy and can cause stock to rise when it shouldn't. Smart investors
play for the long haul. I wouldn't buy a dime of CSX stock until I
were you until HH shows he is heading the company in the right
direction and he puts the millions he has where his mouth is.


To the other idiot who just posted the praises of trump.....call his
ass and tell him to get everyone their jobs back! 

Car inspectors
CFR 215.7   Prohibited acts. Go on line and read the federal safety
standards for railroad freight cars. Numerous people can be fined and
charged for violations of this regulation. Willful violations and
grossly negligent violations or a pattern of repeated violations can be
charged against someone up to the amount of $109,819 per violation. Each
day a violation continues shall constitute a separate offense.  
ABSOLUTLEY NO ONE CAN INSPECT A CAR IN 30 SECONDS AND DO IT PROPERLY BY
FRA STANDARDS.

THIS IS NOT CANADA. I don't give a shit who HH thinks he is or how he
did his crap elsewhere. Welcome to the U.S.A where we have the right to
follow federal law and whistleblow if we are forced to do otherwise!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years
Posted: 19 August 2017

HH wants to run csx by fear tactics. Intimidating workers is what
outdated railroad barons used to do before unions fought for workers
rights.  Greed is what drives the wall street types like HH.  They want
it all for themselves. Trump is no different. How many jobs have been
lost this year so far.  Think of who you vote for next time. Voting
matters.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 19 August 2017

I'm a Canadian and retired rr. i watch these politicians sign off time
after time and all the manufacturing jobs go to china Mexico etc. And
these people that vote these traders in are the ones giving your jobs
away. Now you get a guy like trump that is trying to bring these jobs
back. Get rid of the cheap Mexican illegal labour. And people don't
support him. The lefty snowflakes think just because they take up
space,that they won't need a job that the tax payer will support them.
Well news flash the money has to come from somewhere.  And time after
time these politicians promise them the world right wing left wing and
they get sucked in again. A guy like trump that is not politically
correct , is trying to save and get back American jobs. And put tariffs
on imported goods. Politicians before him gave companies money to move
there factories out of North America. Well I know who I would support
.Trump your lucky to have a guy with some balls.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 19 August 2017

When hh took over at cp,the carman where given 30 seconds per car to
inspect train. That included chaulking the striker casting. So if you
missed something on your inspection and brake test. You went for
statements. And got pulled out of service in cases. And if you found
anything they went back to the employees that inspected train before it
hit your terminal and they where in shit.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 19 August 2017

These companies make big profits,pay big executive salaries. Employees
pay into pention plan and there is big shortfall on companies
contributing to the pention plan.Saying they don't hAve the money to
top off or fund pention plan. Sears going under people that worked
there payed into pention plan getting nothing. Executives getting
everything in there contract. It is. Criminal how they companies can
fuck employees.

Name: Train Dude
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 19 August 2017

What is going on today at CSX is totally unacceptable. This Wall Street
driven greed is what caused the 2008 financial melt down we all 
experienced. These "gains" will all  be short lived and this puppet
master will be gone once the house of cards he's creating collapses...


I was a Conrail employee prior to the merger and left in 1996 for
another rail road because of the same things Conrail was doing prior to
the merger. Conrail like CSX were making huge profits. But to the pigs
on Wall Street it just wasn't enough... They can never be satisfied
with making a good profit. They always want more and more.  This is
what's ruining profitable businesses everywhere .....EXCESSIVE
GREED... 


Now for the people who are living this nightmare, as fellow railroader
I can only offer this advice......


Car Inspectors...You all know the requirements for performing your
inspections including air brake tests. Don't take any short cuts. "
Roll By's" don't count as inspections.  Walk your trains and make
sure the brakes are working as intended and the rest of the train is
road worthy. If you write a Bad Order... Make sure you document
it...Keep a CYA book to document the trains you inspected. It will help
you in the event the FRA gets involved.  

Make sure that you have CFR Part 49 : 218 Blue Flag Protection in place
at all times. Do not take a short cuts... 1. It can cost you your life.
2. You are not doing anyone a favor by taking a short cut and not using
it. It's a federal law and you can be fined personally for not using
it. The carrier will not back you up if you are caught...

Trust me on this..I was a Car Inspector for a VERY VERY long time and I
know the drill. 

Do what you are contractually obligated to do and nothing
more...Remember this is not business as usual...Your in a new arena
with a new mandate...

Name: Wildcat Jr.
E-mail: strike@csx.com
Employed as: Yard Master, for N/A
Posted: 19 August 2017

Give a set balls people, we have lost our democracy! Our government is
obviously in the back pocket of management. Nothing will change until
we change their behavior.

TAKE A WEEK OFF AND HUNTER HARRISON'S NET WORTH WILL DROP BY 50% AND 
OUR CORRUPT POLITICIANS WILL FOCUS ON THE AMERICAN PEOPLE INSTEAD OF
RUSSIA!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 19 August 2017

to "blank" post of 19 aug 17 and "smarter than you" post of 19 aug
17

get your heads out of your ass and smell the coffee. you sound like
management cocksuckers. just a matter of time before you screw up and
get pulled out of service for a violation of rules.
quit sucking harrison's dick,playing with his nuts and mind your own
damn business. your a boil on the companies ass.we have a right to
object to hh bullshit. remember that.make sure you turn up the bastards
oxygen when he comes.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years
Posted: 19 August 2017

Well to all of you that think this precision
Railroading is working and only a few customers are not getting there
cars i can tell you for a fact that one of csx largest customers isn't
getting any. In louisville we have 2 ford auto plants that load cars and
trucks. One can get 120 rack spot a day and for the last month they have
only gotten a full spot like 2 times. Many days they don't get any
racks because there are none in the yard to spot. Some days I have seen
3 racks and many days less then 30. It definitely isn't the employees
not wanting to spot the customers but the fact that there are none to
spot. Ford is 5000 cars behind that need to be loaded so where do you
think that they are going to go. TRUCKS?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 19 August 2017

To the Enginere. You'd be great in management.You trying to get
promoted or something. Face reality. With out customers the RR needs no
one . Hope you get yanked out of service for being a liar , rat, and
best of all a suck. If you don't see the problems you have no
situalational awareness, You should not be driving a 180 car train with
hazardous material.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 19 August 2017

You have any idea what's going on,

The stock holders are happier than a pig in shit, the customers maybe
not so much, and the employee's only want to stir up trouble.  EHH
isn't going anywhere so you might as well quit crying about him and
get on board.  It's hilarious to read the comment's about getting
blamed for "Employee Pushback"  and yet that's what every one is
preaching.  Your whining and moaning and trying to show that you
actually care whether a customer gets their car's is comical at best. 
If you knew what was good for you, you would be trying your best to get
the work done and not hoping that this new system fails.  It only shows
that your not on board with seeing that the customers are served. 
Somehow you guys seem to think that if you continue to "push back"
you'll have accomplished something other than to show that you are a
failure and blame it on someone who doesn't know what they are doing. 
Switching cars and serving the customers isn't rocket science and it's
a reflection on you.  Everyone knows that EHH is no dummy and that's
why the stock went up 20.00 a share just on speculation that he was
coming.  Think about that, stock almost doubled just on speculation,
and once he gets rid of all you guy's that don't want to play, it
will continue to rise...........

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 19 August 2017

DUMBASS,

OBAMA ADDED ALMOST 8 TRILLION TO THE NATIONAL DEBT.  THE ECONOMY ISN'T
STRONG DUE TO HIM DOING ANYTHING OTHER THAN INCREASING THE NATIONAL DEBT
AND EVENTUALLY WE WILL ALL PAY THE PRICE.  THE ONLY JOBS CREATED ARE
PART TIME JOBS DUE TO EMPLOYERS HAVING TO PROVIDE HIS RIDICULOUS HEALTH
CARE SO ANY JOB INCREASE SHOULD BE DIVIDED IN HALF TO REFLECT A "FULL
TIME" JOB.  IF YOU HAVE ANY CHILDREN THEN YOU KNOW THIS TO BE TRUE.  I
HAVE 3 CHILDREN WHO HAVE NOT BEEN ABLE TO FIND A FULL TIME JOB DUE TO
THIS.  THERE ARE VERY FEW COMPANIES WHO WILL HIRE FULL TIME BECAUSE OF
THIS BULLS**T.

Name: Smarter than You
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 19 August 2017

Some of the crap you guy's post is ridiculous.  It's no wonder you
aren't taken serious, so uniformed and "fake" stories posted on this
site.  Do some research and you'll see that the only major complaints
to the STB are from a few coal companies.  Most have been resolved and
the others are being taken care of now that some employees who are
"pushing back" have been taken care of as well.  Quit fooling
yourself, things have changed and won't go back to the way it was. 
Get over it.  Some how the major media got wind of your complaint's
and reported on it and for this i commend you, really amazing that the
media would report news based on less than 1% of employee's whining. 
Reminds me of the fake news bashing "President Trump", just goes to
show you it's all about headlines and not about reality.  To the 20 or
30 nut jobs that think they represent the operations of this company, I
hope your identity remains protected, there could be huge fines imposed
for your mis-representations of what's going on.  You really think your
un-educated ass has any idea of the big picture and where this company
is headed.  Don't you realize the stock is up more than 25.00 a share
from where it was prior to EHH coming on board and that that's what
it's all about.  It doesn't matter that there are a few hundred
disgruntled employees and a couple of customers that aren't happy, the
stock holders are making money.  It's so funny to read your ridiculous
post about your yard's or hump's closing and how you think that's
going to be the reason CSX is going to go out of business or that the
"Board" is going to demand EHH step down.  He's making money and
that's what it's all about.  And for the rest of you idiot's that
want to blame this on TRUMP, it's a free market and company's are in
business to make money, not to provide employment.  If you owned a
business that would be your goal too, so quit your whining, pull your
big boy panties up and do your job or quit and open your own business,
then we'll see how much you care about providing for everyone else.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 19 August 2017

If you don't want trump last of the Alfa men. Send him to canada we
need a guy man like that to straighten Canada out. In return we will
send you out prime minister. A self admitted feminist and he is trust
fund child that has never had real job. He likes writing checks for
miniority groups and special interest group. Your lucky having trump!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years
Posted: 19 August 2017

http://fingfx.thomsonreuters.com/gfx/rngs/CSX-CEO/010050FX11D/Final%20Board%20STB%20Letter%208-14-2017(posting).pdf

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 18 August 2017

Fellas don't despair. Better days are coming.  The economy is strong
thanks to Obama. Trump may soon resign. The board will reject Hunter's
scam and will be forced to step down.  May the eclipse be a sign that
common sense will prevail.

Name: Retired
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 30+ years
Posted: 18 August 2017

EHH is a fraud!  He is a walking cadaver in need of a dirt nap along
with his sponsor Paul Hilal of Mantle Ridge.  After they have sucked
all the cash out of CSX there won't be enough money left to file for
bankruptcy.

Name: Another one rides the bus
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 18 August 2017

Someone has to have an email of one of the magazines journalists. This
info needs to be heard. This is beyond unethical and beyond inhumane
treatment of employees and customers. How is this legal in this
country??

Name: Another one rides the bus
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 18 August 2017

A few months ago they sent one of our trainmasters to Avon, then we got
a guy from connelsville. Then our train master of 5 years quit and
bought a coffee shop about 3 weeks ago, so he's gone. Then the guy
from connelsville slipped and fell last week, he got hurt and is gone,
then the guy that they replaced him with, a former trainmaster of ours,
had a stroke 2 days ago. He's gone. Then they sent a guy from Ashtabula
yesterday morning.. he's out of service already for chest pains. He's
gone. Not sure who the next one is or is going to be. I'm sure the
railroad will be running smooth any day now. These are just bumps in
the road, right? You can't make this stuff up!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 18 August 2017

Checked out csx stock on four sites. It's at hold to sell,earnings down
2.9 percent in last four weeks.well when they say 40 percent customer
loss is huge. Have to see how this is going to play out,not good right
now. I bet Hh might pack up go home.

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

Hillary was President? Ask the Haitians how much money they got from the
Clinton Foundation after the earthquake. Guess the coal miners didn't
like her idea of paying them 30 Billion to sit on their ass and suck
off the government.  Hillary as President would like a monkey fucking a
football. Surface Transportation Board and the Securities and Exchange
Commission will get Hunter.  As for Hillary, that old Hag needs to
under the damn jailhouse or in a cell playing bitch to Lakeisha.

Hillary isn't greedy. Damn, that's a good one!!

Name: PROOF
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 18 August 2017

Backpusher


The customers know that their freight is sitting out on sidings. They
are well aware that Harrisons knows this shit. He is no better than a
worthless politician telling bullshit stories out of both sides of his
mouth. Let me tell you from experience that the worst thing for any
company is BAD PUBLICITY!  There is a area on this site to post
pictures. Post the date but leave the time stamp off of it.  Take a few
pictures of the cars sitting out in the sidings. Send in a couple that
have been sitting out there for over a week.  I have seem 3 loaded auto
rack cars that have been sitting in the same siding for 4 days now.  I
have seen cars moved from one siding to the next and then moved back
again. He knows this is going on. This a game they play to make it look
like the freight is not sitting but is being moved to its destination. 
People are not stupid. Harrison just likes to patronize people.  Find
out who these cars are supposed to be shipped to.  Call them.  Tell
them where their freight its.  Don't be an idiot and give them any
info to figure out who your are.  Many trains pass these sidings. They
cant pin point it on anyone without a time stamp on the photo.  

You want to put a stop to his lies and deception then put the truth out
there on the front street! Customers have the right to know the truth
the whole truth and nothing but the truth!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 10-20 years
Posted: 18 August 2017

I wish Hillery was president. She is clumsy but not greedy. The greedy
guy at the WH emboldens rogue a@@holes like Harrison.  If Hillary was
president Harrison would not be able to get away with taking our jobs
and money.  Sad

Name: hunterhater
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 1-10 years
Posted: 18 August 2017

Hunter Harrison's Canadian Pacific Railway: "What a way to Run a
railroad" 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KmPm6Fpd0ic

spread the word about this turd.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 18 August 2017

This turkey is in it for himself,he is loaded up with stock was hoping
it would increase in value fast and cash out. It is not about the long
term success of csx. To make money in a company you have to spend
money. He does not want to be bothered with small customers. Not enough
profit,but combine all small customers together equals profit. He is
decreasing everything to get operating ratio down. To drive shares up
then bail. New guy will have to upgrade infrastructure and equipment
all at once.  And csx has spent millions on training employees,which
might be picked up by other railways. Time will tell how this is all
going to turn out.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: M of W, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 18 August 2017

Email him at doubleHfarm@gmail.com

Name: Greedyoldman72
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 18 August 2017

This old fuck and his wife owns and runs "Double H Farms" wellington
florida. Show horse breeding and stables. Go to there Web site and see
how he's spending his money ...or the money he is making on our blood
and sweat

Name: Backpusher
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 18 August 2017

Well mr. Harrison, now you're saying the customers are "grossly" over
exaggerating? We see their freight sitting in sidings for a week,
sitting in yards for 10 days, we tie trains down because you're out of
people everywhere while you continue to cut our pools and eliminate our
jobs. Eliminated utility employees system wide, but you'll want the
same work out of us without them, even though it was already not enough
with them there. Don't work more than 8 hours though... It's not going
to work, you're going down in flames. Thanks for fucking us, our
families, our customers, their businesses, our towns. I hope you get
enough money for yourself you greedy sack of emphysema.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 18 August 2017

Everything I have read or watched in the media,regarding how Hunter is
destroying CSX. He has pissed off employees of csx,customers
shippers,government and has only been in charge a short time. If the
shareholders and board of directors are not taking notice of this and
not rethinking Hh results as to date. Then they better start looking at
the real facts and real numbers not manipulated facts and numbers. And
start getting results before hh has taken csx to no return. It is the
boards duty to do best for shareholders and csx. Not what is best for
one man. If they can't do this then they should resign.

Name: Better off
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 17 August 2017

For those worried about losing their job.... I lost mine, after many,
many f--king years at that damn railroad, I'm gone. All those worried
about what to do, if it happens to you, well here you go: States,
counties, cities, and industries serviced by CSX know what he's doing.
They feel for you, on many levels. If you do loose you're job, you will
have about five job offers in a week or two, I did. In the interview,
explain what happened. Believe me, many will already have knowledge of
what's going on. With jaws dropped, they can't believe what this
greedy bastard is doing, the job offer follows shortly there after.
Here's why, the employer knows that if you put up with CSX, and Hunter
Harrison, you can handle anything. So no worries about you're family
starving, mine is better off. Some day in the near future, you will
probably have the opportunity to return to the railroad, if you choose.
Cause no RR can run like this, mass hiring will take place, and you have
the experience. So worry not, Hunter will be gone or dead, in hell, soon
enough! Take care guys! Good luck! I do miss the guys at CSX, they were
good people, but I don't miss the railroad!!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 17 August 2017

I'm third generation railroader,retired my gramps was a conductor in
1938 he was crushed in a caboose. My dad was electrician, I was a
carman. One thing most people hire young there and most retire from
there. We put up with a lot of bs part of the job. And it is more than
just the money,Railroading is away of life that gets in your blood. And
we are a proud group that feels we play a major part in getting goods to
people all over the world.  We do this 24/7 in all types of weather. Our
families understand and adjust to our work schedule. We never let Hh get
our spirits down in canada. Don't let him get you down at csx. Stick
together and this prick will be just a bad memory.

Name: homer j simpson
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 17 August 2017

i read the posts you csx folks post everyday.although i am a member of
the general public,i can understand what y'all are going thru these
days with that sob, hunter harrison at the wheel and his asinine ways
such as "precision railroading"and ass kissers who probably hope to
suck his dick one day.(turn up the oxygen,johnny i'm gonna come now)
what a load of bs.he's got you folks job scared to the point of"not
knowing whether to shit or blind".he and your supervisiors making up
rule changes on the fly and y'all get nailed for petty bs as a
result.(i don't blame the immediate supervisors as much as the upper
level of the food chain as they are stuck in the middle pressured and
threatened with being fired constantly to follow orders from above.they
have usually worked your job in years past and know how you feel stuck
in a shitty situation.) i've never worked the railroad but have
friends who has.i attended the 1 day orientation for new applicants
with southern railway in 1976( norfolk southern predecessor) and the no
schedule/call in, 90 min notice and living and dying by the phone,
leaving a trail of call back numbers,pre pager and cell phone days and
seeing the railroad as a god not to be defied did not appeal to me.i
found employment in a chemical plant that paid good like the railroad
without the bs.
    i read the post from"radio"dated today 17 aug 2017 about
hendricks county, indiana ref csx former customers willing to hire
furloughed csx folks. it is admirable in the sense that they are not
blaming the rank and file employees for their csx shipping troubles but
the management including that cocksucker and oxygen gulping
bastard,hunter harrison.i don't even work for csx but just looking at
his damn picture pisses me off.i'd buck up on him too.
    i would recommend y'all check out the jobs and take them. probably
a lot less stress and you can get your rest with a predictable
schedule.if you can survive csx,you can get thru anything else in this
life and add years to your life. your families would like having you
home more.if your close to retirement, i would say try to ride it out
and get your retirement benefit. since coal is going down, the railroad
industry will continue to cut jobs and not recall low seniority
folks.hunter harrison will continue to ass rape csx,lose most customers
until csx folds like a sorry poker hand. you have to provide for your
families and be prepared to do the same.i would sell off your csx stock
if you have any and bank the money for a rainy day.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 17 August 2017

We could not wait till Hh left Canada. At cp hey we feel your pain went
threw it everyday. Hh is going to have a meltdown .He sucked in the
share holders to sign him up. With all the big talk of his great
history. Well now you connect the dots and you have,a disaster. In his
mind He will just fire more executives, because they can't pull a
rabbit out of a hat.  And make his plan work. In the days,to come it
will more and more show he is a failure. Maybe he will blame weather
etc.

Name: RADIO
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years
Posted: 17 August 2017

To furloughed Employees

Today it was announced by radio that Hendricks County (Indiana) has
stepped up to help out the employees of CSX that have lost work at the
Avon rail yard.  They have a website you can go to that list jobs
available in Hendricks County.. The county announcement also stated
that several customers that CSX services are offering job positions to
the CSX employees who lost their jobs. 

It is admirable that customers are offering employment to people who
have not been able to serve them and have not been able to give them
any explanations as to why they haven't. 

It was also stated that CSX would not give any information as to the
future operating plans for the Avon rail yard. 

Now is the time to take advantage of these offers. Don't let them pass
you by. Hendricks county is willing to help those who have lost work.
Maybe more counties will step in after the announcement on the radio.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 17 August 2017

Norfolk Southern is hiring. Buisness is booming, from our lost much
appreciated customers, Atleast at the employees end

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: M of W, for 1-10 years
Posted: 17 August 2017

No plan,no communication, no end in sight. Just matter of time for some
one gets seriously hurt. Every one running around crazy, and
accomplishing nothing. It was good while it lasted I guess.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 17 August 2017

Hunter is feeling the heat now,can't wait to see who he is going to
blame at shareholders meeting. The workers of course,he is getting it
from all angles now. Look in the mirror Hunter at the ass hole who
created this mess. Narcissistic people can't handle truth.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 17 August 2017

CSX is slowing down to a crawl.   The Nashville service lane is all
jacked up.   Cars sit for days as Misc. in yards  and from no where we
send them out.  No true destination just running them up and down the
rail.  This is fact I see it first hand and  participate in conference
calls.  This is madness.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 17 August 2017

Pretty good anonymous - 
The Interstate Commerce Commission was established in 1887. 
Many RR people today don't know that there wasn't always an FRA,
which is a branch of the US DOT.  Prior to 1966, the ICC was the
regulating government agency.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years
Posted: 17 August 2017

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=3&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwjV4LSwz97VAhVG0YMKHSDvCi0QqUMIMzAC&url=http%3A%2F%2Fca.reuters.com%2Farticle%2FbusinessNews%2FidCAKCN1AX1VL-OCABS&usg=AFQjCNEiQ9m4_ERvyIlSAfiRMGuZEVE54Q

Eugene is full of shit

Name: anonymous
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years
Posted: 17 August 2017

President Rutherford B. Hayes almost a decade before railroads were
first regulated by Congress in 1887: “Shall the railroads govern the
country, or shall the people govern the railroads?”

Name: umm
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 17 August 2017

so keep hearing double h is done and or leaving like now this site seems
to have good reprecaussins of having good info lets hear it folks

Name: Aaa
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 17 August 2017

http://www.bradenton.com/news/business/article167560887.html    This
news story is like all the rest except for the last paragraph. "We are
in communication with them, like we are most of our customers
Right there coming from Dolittle's mouth...he said they are
communicating with most customers. This place is turning into a joke.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years
Posted: 17 August 2017

Someone needs to find out where this fucking old prick lives....,city
and address. Post it for every one to see !!! Better yet get a Google
earth photo of the mansion.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 17 August 2017

Like a dog pissing on a tree to leave its mark. Hh will change csx logo.
Just like he did at cp,he spent big money on this now threw pressure we
are getting old logo back the beaver. Now that the prick is gone.

Name: Dirk Diggler
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 17 August 2017

All,
Even those that will eat a dick, this guy is a nightmare. Get ready,
the worse is yet to come!!!!Believe me, it hasn't got bad yet, It
will. So either find a new job, or eat a dick! That's the choice!!!

Name: Brown
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 16 August 2017

Somebody

You're spot on brother.

Name: Applicant
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 16 August 2017

Answer me this riddle. If CSX is laying off, why are they adverting jobs
on job sites?
https://www.indeed.com/jobs?q=company%3A%22CSX%22&l=Saint+Augustine%2C+FL&from=femp

Obviously the layoffs are happening, but what sense does it make to
take applications during a layoff? Are they stacking the deck in case
furloughed employees refuse to return?

Name: Sombody
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 16 August 2017

Nobody  

Your a prick. Waiting 30 minutes is not acceptable and you fu..king no
it. As for the guy worried about his bonus you didnt need to insult him
with your pie hole. Never said anything that deserves being talked to
like that.  Your pie hole post reaks of management. Next time I can't
get my pay ticket put off because computers are screwed up and I can't
get someone on phone I'll just go tell a TM to get his ass on the phone
and sit for 30 minutes because I got a damn life and need to get home
and get my rest. CSX isn't the damn electric company. Corporation this
big shouldnt leave any employee on hold for 30 damn minutes.
Unprofessional as hell. You miss a call you got 10 MINUTES to call back
or your charged with a miss call. I say they got 10 minutes to answer or
they are charged with an equivalent punishment!

Name: Yak
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for 10-20 years
Posted: 16 August 2017

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=85&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwi9tqOB-NzVAhWB8YMKHT8_AQs4UBAWCDwwBA&url=https%3A%2F%2Fglobenewswire.com%2Fnews-release%2F2017%2F08%2F16%2F1086654%2F0%2Fen%2FCSX-Corporation-Announces-2017-Analyst-and-Investor-Conference.html&usg=AFQjCNEXfpteWxWXNc77ofl06yYsnJ4RGg

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 16 August 2017

In my thirty five years with the rr. I was layed off nine times the
longest 2.5years a total of five years being laid off. When I was laid
off I just went and got another job that did not pay that well. But it
got me threw till I was recalled to the RR.well I made it to
retirement. My advice if you are laid off. If you need money do not
pull you pension leave it in the plan. In canada if you took your
pension out it was the same as quiting and you lost all your seniority.
Do not burn the bridges behind you. Good luck people.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 16 August 2017

Insider buying etc. Csx stock raising flags big time manipulated
numbers. Barna financial say sell while you can!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 16 August 2017

UP

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/union-pacific-lays-off-500-133540326.html?.tsrc=applewf

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 16 August 2017

2017 Analyst and Investor Conference
There will be a lot of dick sucking going on

Name: Guardian dog
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 16 August 2017

failure. eugenes has. is. future. 
inherently obvious ward maintained infrastructure to exceed csx's past
hey day a 240,000+ car railroad. instead of shuttering yards or
cbclosing down terminals  his plan stripped assets. eugene or ewell or
whatever, anything but hunter, wants to  sell off or close
infrastructure while maintaining the status of stripped assets relying
on threats and abuse to make up the difference.
replacing expensive infrastructurewill be the next guys probmplem and
paulies will hve ling bailed so the new stockholsers issue. 
e is a failed man. his legacy is the trash that opened the floodgates
to activest investors. another old infustry succumbs to nre money trash

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 1-10 years
Posted: 16 August 2017

Hunter wants 750 t&e furloughed before September to meet Q3 numbers and
another 500 by October 31st. Cutting most utility jobs and not allowing
extra jobs effective yesterday.

Name: Nobody
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 16 August 2017

On hold for whatever, c'mon man, call your bank, or call the electric
company, that's not an unreasonable time to hold, you're just
impatient. The only reason you held for the second 20 minutes is
because you hung up and cried about it. Sure something may be going on,
but really? It's all about me and they need to answer my call because
I'm important. 
And to the engineer looking for a bonus, I'm sure you'd sign your
best friends job away for a few bucks. Our company is collapsing and
you're worried about a bonus. They aren't giving you a bonus.
They'll say they are restructuring. They don't even want to give you
your wages, let alone a bonus.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 16 August 2017

The more crazy shit I read about csx since H.   I see my potential bonus
going down the drain fast.   I'm sick of all these ceo in The U.S
getting overpaid for no results.  Run a money making company in the
ground and those bitches still get paid.  'We can't be having dead
weight everyone must pull their own.' said H  What a Joke!

This wacko will run a monopoly in the ground.  I've always said Donald
Duck could be ceo of csx and it would still be successful but I guess H
isn't the business man Donald is. 

All you yes men are as guilty has H is.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 16 August 2017

Numb nuts Hh layed off 5000 people at cp.Well the cuts he has made at
csx and he is having trouble running the place. Csx is twice the size
of cp. but you have net work of tracks. That is why Hh precision
railroading will not work like it did at cn and cp. I hope he can't
cut no more jobs and people get called back. He should not of touched
csx. He is to old and sick to succeed. And when he goes new guy is not
going to continue with his plan. Because new guy will look at long term
plan. Let's hope.

Name: Stillholding
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 16 August 2017

Crews 
Tried to call CHESSIE help desk today. Was on hold for 30 minutes. Hung
up tried again. On hold 20 minutes before anyone answered. Guy said
it's been a rough day and crazy there. Sounded like serious issues
going on. Not good to wait that long. Internal problems going on. No
doubt something is happening.  Got to be something HH or HR is doing.
Wonder if the union reps know of any program changes that will effect
us!

Name: Jay
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for 30+ years
Posted: 15 August 2017

H's spokesman is named Doolittle. I bet he believes Mr.Ed too.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Engine repair, for 10-20 years
Posted: 15 August 2017

What the f**k! Dr. Dolittile! The spokesman for Csx, do you not realize
that hh is laughing is ass off every time he sticks this idiot out
there to speak on his behalf?

Name: 
E-mail: Onborrowdtme.com
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 15 August 2017

Just heard from a reliable source. Eugene is getting all his precision
RRing methods from one of his horses.  I was told the horses name is
Mr. Ed

So this all makes sense now.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 15 August 2017

If Hh had his way he would sell everything of the csx railroad. Every
nut and bolt rails land everything. Leave nothing behind,and him and
shareholders walk away with all the money. That would be a dream
scenario for hunter and gang. He cares not one bit about jobs and
future of csx. He would of done good in third world countries where he
could of bought the government and disposed of any opposition.

Name: By the balls
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 1-10 years
Posted: 15 August 2017

http://jacksonville.com/business/2017-08-15/problems-persist-federal-regulators-want-more-details-csx

Squeeeze....h.h. doesn't have a clue what hes doing tomorrow. Goodluck
hoss. Better your get your precision bullshitting together.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 15 August 2017

In the short time Hh has ran csx,there sure has been a lot of factual
negative reports on his performance.  It is starting to shake
shareholders up. Dwell times up speeds down. Now that he has cut
management by more than fifty per cent,they will have to make more
desions,and work many many more hours. And burn out will set in and
mistakes will be made. There will be accidents derailments,and pray
there is no loss of life or injuries. Then Hh can just fire them and
replace them with yes men or women that know nothing. They will have
turn over like never before. Seen this at cp,so be careful people these
people could get you in trouble with lack of job knowledge. And if
manage ment make mistakes they will try putting the blame on you.
Record everything that you can to back yourself up if this happens.
With Hh you are dealing with a criminally minded person. Your life
means nothing to him,if you get killed your just a stat part of doing
business. Stick together brothers and sisters.

Name: Aaa
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 15 August 2017

http://m.nasdaq.com/article/trade-groups-call-on-us-to-investigate-csx-rail-disruptions-20170815-00892


Hmmm....more customers complaining. Wonder when they will do something
about EHH before he shuts down half of the eastern US rails.

Name: 
E-mail: hrryneedoxygencom
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 15 August 2017

Its called  precision Railroading dumbass!
Close those fucking no good Hump yards! EH
Fire those fuckers! EH
Cut those lazy fuckers! EH
Idle those fuckers! EH
Rent foreign Locos! EH
I don't need oxygen all the time! EH
It's pushback by the troops! EH

WHAT CAN WE DO TO CLEAR THIS SHIT UP IN A HURRY? EH

Open up hump yards! Yellow Hat
Call up all those laid off men! Yellow Hat
Bring our locos back! Yellow Hat
Fire your dumbass! Yellow Hat

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 15 August 2017

It is amazing that in 2017 a man who can't breathe on his own can scare
the sh*t out of so many managers. And play so many shareholders for
fools.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 15 August 2017

Been posted before - 
The CSX rail system is/was unlike the others that the present CEO
strangled.  Big shots are supposed to plan things for years in advance
& everyone else has to play catch-up.
The CSX Board Of Directors wanted this so just stay tuned.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 15 August 2017

Hunter is sitting at home with his oxygen and morphine. Thinking all as
I have to do is the same thing I did with cn and cp.Now he is realizing
that what he did up north will not work at csx. And his henchmen are to
scared to suggest anything to him. He is getting heat now from every
angle so he has to get things moving by reinstating,yards etc. He is
trying to sell off fire more people to get his numbers to show he is on
the right track. But it is not working like he hoped. And it is getting
harder for him to make his sell on precision railroading. I read O
Hedge.com tells a lot about Hh and destruction of csx. They should of
not given him pay package up front. No results no money,if he fails I
hope csx can recover some back. Who knows what was in his contract.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 15 August 2017

Well Hh would not look good addressing shareholders,by the blame game.
He has blamed employees. And has to rethink his sell and destroy
mentality.they payed him the big bucks and he has to produce. He is
back tracking now. Because his precision rail roading is failing. All
the numbers are starting to show this. Investors getting nervous,now
with two derailments etc. Cuts into bottom line. L

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: CSX Customer, for N/A
Posted: 15 August 2017

So what the heck is happening internally that provoked the reopening of
the Avon hump? I figured that EHH would rather eat his own arm than
reopen a hump. I bet those were interesting conversations, leading up
to this.

Name: Hump
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 15 August 2017

Crews.

Avon hump back up at midnight. Don't hold your breath.  Put a few
people back to work. HH won't like that. Maybe all the Indy traffic
and Illinois traffic won't be two days late now. Stupid ass move
sending it to columbus to be humped and sent back to indy. Bet Indy
customers just loved watching their cargo go by and disappear in the
sunset!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 15 August 2017

csx is not a bad company, what is really bad is the guy in charge. He
wants to treat it like it belongs to him. Arrogant.  A company without
its workers is nothing but an empty name.  CSX has been around for over
a century.  HH is not CSX.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 15 August 2017

So, two major Derailments in a little over 2 weeks. Latest one was a
real mess in some really tough terrain. 3 engines pulling what? Mixed 
freight, auto racks, etc. hate to say but I bet RJ Corman will be
experiencing a hiring boom! Glad nobody was hurt, except maybe CSX
bottom line once again

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 15 August 2017

I worked as a railroader for thirty five years. My career was
satisfing,and people where good managers included. When Hh came in and
managers had to drink the cool aid you could see the panick in them.
They had to turn into pricks some just went back to the craft if they
could. Some just quit,I'm sure some of these brainwashed pricks would
fire there mothers. It's funny you see them on the street they
cowering away from you.Money can buy anything! Some love the new power
Hh gave them,until they are the target of Hh cuts. Not so funny then.

Name: Railroad buddy
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 14 August 2017

Funny story here un louisville head hunter raises the speed in tje
terminal to 20 mph with notifying the fra, well someone must have told
on him because the fra came to town pulled tracks out of service and
made him reduce the speed back to 10. What a jokester ewing is i mean
joke, anyways if u fellers see any thing that needs reportin just
contact ur local fra person they hate hunter as much as we do, due to
the lack of respect he has shown them.....OUT

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 14 August 2017

http://tcrc322.ca/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/The-cost-of-success.pdf
This is what Hunter did at CP. If the unions don't stick together he
will destroy them. The people that are voting for a higher hourly rate
will see it will come at a cost. It won't be worth it later, you're
being just as greedy as Hunter and the board members. Stand up, you
have rights. People have died in the past so you could have a voice, so
don't throw all the hard work of others away because he's dangling a
few more dollars in your face. He has a motive and he knows what people
will do for a dollar. He's not stupid but he thinks his workers are.
Pray that God removes this man before there is nothing left.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 14 August 2017

Hh will just lay off more track maintance employees.The last thing he
wants is anyone identifing any problems with the tracks. That they
might have to spend shareholders money on repairs. Like I said he can
ignore reality on running trains. But once it affects the public. Csx
will spend lots on lawsuits. Deferred maintance till he is gone then
some else can deal with it.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 14 August 2017

And another major Derailment, How long must the destruction continue
before someone steps in to stop it? If share holders can't see this,
well I hate to sound redundant..but they are Blinded by Greed. Guess
they will suck every drop of blood out of the turnip that they can.

Name: numbers guy
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 1-10 years
Posted: 14 August 2017

He may be pulling empties and bad orders around for illusion, but it
doesn't look good according to the RPMs.. CSX average dwell time has
increased from 24ish to 29ish since the humps started shutting down and
the messiah started working his magic.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 14 August 2017

O hedge.com has good article on how Hh is destroying csx.  It's a good
read!what are his imported cn excutives going to do?Fire more people
and just dig a bigger hole for the company. Hh I will stick around till
I get csx on firm ground. Well 27 percent customer dissatisfied since he
took over.  Pulling empty cars and bad order cars around the country to
give the illusion that csx has low dwell times. I think there will be
an intervention before he destroys the future of csx. Hh is out of
control.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 14 August 2017

The operating ratio is up over two points from same time last year. He
would have to fire most of csx employees to cover his signing bonuses.
All other railroads earnings exceed csx earnings.  Csx is worse off now
than in the past four years.  Hh is in crash and burn mode.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 14 August 2017

Barnas financial rates csx stock thirty per cent over valued. Seven
million has been saved from job cuts. All other railways outperforming
csx. In reality it is a 28 dollar stock. Hh precision railroad is not
working. Can't wait till next quarter to see the numbers. O ya Hh got
paid in advance.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 14 August 2017

Waiting, L E for 1-10 yrs.:
If you haven't already, perhaps you should find a different way to
earn a living, a different career occupation. Where is complaining &
moaning & making idle threats ever going to take you?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 14 August 2017

Sick Out Sept 2-3.

Name: Waiting
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 13 August 2017

Blah. BLAH! 

A lot of talk . A lot or gossip and second hand hearsay. Stop the shit.
FRA Has said several times key trains. Dangerous alert cars and crude
oil trains wont be one man. As for what could be no one knows. Don't
post agreement shit you haven't Seen in writing and signed on the
dotted line. Your just causing problems with gossip. we have to radify
it.  Members better be ready to be heard and get off their lazy asses
this time and get envolved. Don't know about you but I'm not wanting
to work 10 hrs a damn day unless it just 5 and 2.  You only get one
life. I didn't hire on to sell my sole and work for the devil. No
where in my agreement did it say that was part of it.  Csx signed their
blood when they brought in Harrison. They can give up their first born
son.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 13 August 2017

It shocks me that the union would even entertain,a one man crew. What
are are they going to do if one man crew comes in. Double down on union
dews for employee. Where is your health and safety reps. They should be
protesting one man crews and make a case on how unsafe this would be
for employees and the public. And make the public aware of this threw
the media.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 13 August 2017

I find it so irresistible, for company and government to jeopardize the
safety of people,
Just for a few bucks. I guess they will just have to deal with all the
lawsuits that will follow!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for N/A
Posted: 13 August 2017

Will probably have to rely on some type of road utility person for
assistance - a worker that will be provided a SUV or Truck equipped
with tools, etc.  If long delays are/will be experienced & anyone's
safety is compromised, the RRs won't care much, if at all.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 13 August 2017

Retired six months now. If freight goes to one man crew and train goes
into emergency,does the person lock the locomotive cab and start
walking to investigate the problem. If a car has to be switched out of
the train with one man. Will he have a belt pack to move the train. How
are these issues going to be done with one man. Could some one explain
this ?I see this as very unsafe for employee and public!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 13 August 2017

There will not be a garauntee on the xtra board. It will be 1 board for
the smaller subdivisions. No work no pay. You can be called for any job
no more road jobs or yard jobs , just jobs.

Name: Kip
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 13 August 2017

En Xb is set at 4950 across the system.
48.50hr i
401k match
Increase in pl days
Shares
System wide seniority
Must work min 10hrs mow,paint,clean,PTI, or whatever needs to be done)
Abolish hotel stays
Naps allowed
Abolish CAPS
Dismantle payroll
Time clock
Paid holidays
Abolish yd jobs
No weekend Union buisness without an investigation
Company provided cell phone
Recerts done by home computer
IF WE AGREE TO ONE MAN CREWS if or when carrier decides to

Name: Jason A.
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 13 August 2017

Just found out today from a very reliable source that we are closer to
making a deal with UTU, BLET, and a Short line railroad in the area.
This will affect all CSX locations in SC. Especially, Charleston,
Andrews, Florence and Cayce. 
HH motto is feed them with food but add a little medicine at the same
time.

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

Me:
Lots of your co-workers know everything. Hell, just ask them anything.

Name: Party On
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 13 August 2017

Me,
Just to be clear I wasn't knocking driving a bus as a profession, only
meant maybe they have a better contract and representation.  As for my
"source", I know people who know people who know people.  The BLET
has always looked out for the Engineers and made sure their contract
was as fair as they could get and that they would continue to have a
better than average income.  This comes right down to regulating the
pools so that they are working "full time", unlike the conductors who
have to keep rest days turned off in order to make a living.  Ever
wonder why there are almost always more conductor turns on a pool than
engineer turns, it's not because the utu cares more about their
members, only seeing to it that those dues keep coming in. Pretty soon
this will be just another suck ass job with mediocre income until you
make engineer and can hold a turn regular.
BTW, the gaurantee XB for EN will be 3800 a half.....

Name: Jack
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 13 August 2017

51.50hr has been agreed on as of Firday the 11th.

Name: Bluegills
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for 30+ years
Posted: 13 August 2017

Lol

The freakin utu has worked on that pay difference for as long as I can
remember.   About three contracts ago I remember them saying yeah
we're going to get this on a level playing field and next contract we
will work on something else but this is most important.  " you guys
remember what it was like not getting paid 100%" the utu thought they
had it resolved come to find out  it only was for those currently
employed hence the entire cycle starts over  again.

But this time will be different 
Fuck the bump 
Fuck the pay difference 
How about some real issues

Name: Me
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 13 August 2017

Party's Over,

   Your a real idiot. You make reference to "driving a bus someday, if
your in the SMART union. In case you haven't checked the facts. The
BLE-t has approx. 55,000 members, As you may or may not know, The BLE-t
is a division of the Teamsters which represents 1.3 million truck
drivers.  

   You also mention the BLE-t has negotiated for $51.50 an hour. What
is your source of info for this? Let me guess, you heard it at work in
the crew room. Do you realize how many people will lose their jobs
because of giving up the work rules if this is ratified by the
membership.  CSX isn't gonna give us a higher hr. rate unless it's
gonna save them money.

Name: 
E-mail: Oxygen deprived.com
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 13 August 2017

Yeah "They ain't taking our bump" and we're going to ask todo away
with the 5 step pay deferential for new hires for the 10th time.   We
want to be the craft flying drones too cause they're pretty cool.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 13 August 2017

I was a. Carman  for 35 years my last four years was under Hh I took
early retirement cost me 1000.00 a month to get out three more years I
would of got double what I left with. I'm so happy I got out even
though I lost monthly in Come. I have part time job make good money and
happy now. My family see me

Name: Party's Over
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 13 August 2017

The time has come to say goodbye SMART.  Should have done it when the
UTU let their self be overtaken by another Union, and for what, more
bargaining power, maybe if u want to drive a bus some day...Goes to
show you how strong the UTU was, couldn't even talk their way out of
that outcome.  I'm not bashing UNION'S, just UTU and SMART.  They are
absolutely not looking out for our best interest, not at the National
level.  It's ashamed that there are great LC's out there that truly
care about the members, but their hands are tied when it comes to any
support from above.  It should be a punishable crime for some of the
inequalities that exist in our contracts amongst the exact craft,
class, and group of employees.  In the last 10 years the Northern
Region representation has cost their members about $ 200,000.00 EACH ,
compared to the Southern Region.  That should be a crime.  That's
based on an assumption that that each member would receive their shares
of stock, bonus,and 401k match per year over 10 years.  That's O.K.
though boy's, "They aint taking our bump".  And they can't even
stand up for our 48 hour rule in our GD contract.  Wake up IDIOT'S,
the same BS is about to happen again if we don't act.  The BLET has
already reached an agreement for 51.50 an hour, the Southern Region is
in talks, and the Northern Region say's, " Hey Guys, we ain't going
for this bullshit, they gone listen to us". And we gone get Fuc**d yet
again.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 12 August 2017

Hunter Harrison CEO of csx,his personality is that of a pycho path. My
doctor friend looked at this mans behaviour.And that was his
assumption.as a lot of CEO are. Beware of this man he is evil.

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

Hunter believes there are two ways to control people money and pain. He
can fire people and threaten to fire people,pull them out of service.
Have no regard for collective agreements,that where signed in good
faith. Has no respect for the laws of the land. The sad part is the
share holders and board of directors support this behaviour. The
supervisors and management are forced to do his bidding or be fired
themselves. Shame on you morally bankrupt people. All as you stand for
is greed .

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 12 August 2017

Hunter you are the cause of the mess at csx,not the employees.Be a man
and take responsibility for your actions. You phoney fuck.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 12 August 2017

http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-csx-layoffs-chicago-barr-switching-yard-0810-biz-20170809-story.html

Name: LABOR
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 12 August 2017

All CREWS


You have Federal rights that protect you as a union member in the
United States. Read your LMRDA members bill of rights.

Members who wish to sue union officials for violation of the fiduciary
duty provisions must first request that the union itself take action.
If the union does not take action WITHIN A REASONABLE PERIOD OF TIME 
the members may request permission of the court to sue.


The best way to protect and enforce your rights is to organize with
other members to put pressure on the "Boss" of the union through
petitions, group grievances, campaigns at union meetings and the best
of all create newsletters gaining support from outside groups.

Work place harassment, hostility, abuse and intimidation should be
considered an emergency work issue that your union should be not waste
any time addressing. If it seems that it is always one particular shift
or crew that is always on the target, then that should be filed as
"stalking" or discrimination against that particular group or person.
 Don't sit around and let it grow into something that is way out of
control.  You must put your union on notice and file complaints. You
have rights as union member for protection by your union as well as
state and federal laws.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 11 August 2017

The union has to file grievences and have them heard by arbitrators,if
they can't solve problems with the company. To register all these and
put a case together takes time. Then arbitrators take there time to
give dission,like thirty day. Rome was not built in a day!And all of
you are the union. The reps are nothing without your support.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 11 August 2017

We where forced to work overtime,if you refused you where fired. In the
collective agreement they could only force you to work over time in an
emergency. Some of us went to labour board. We where told before the
government could get involved,the union had to exhaust all avenues. In
canada that was the law. We eventually won and where not forced
anymore. The same week Hh put on an overtime freeze. He just liked to
fuck with everyone. In the end he had to open his wallet and make
everyone whole.

Name: none 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 11 August 2017

only one thing to say , barr yard employees have much seniority, close
it and they bump all around

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 11 August 2017

Good luck with that, Hh said no employee will sit with feet up. Mainly
supervisors at cp they where not allowed to work either. That all went
out the window when hh came. They use to fly It clerks managers from
all over to do our work. The only thing we could do was try and record
the times they worked. Put in grievences there where lots. If we
protested we where told just put in grievence.But  now we are doing
what we want,and all union could do was wait till the grievences where
heard by arbitrators. Priorities for arbitration was dismissals. On the
bright side I give the union credit for winning most grievences..And if
there is an award from management working it was divided by employees
affected,ie laid off employees. Yes record everything and give to your
union make records of all of it.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 11 August 2017

CSX is being run for only one person E H H.  Mantle Ridge owns what, 5
pc?  I'd love to see all employed stan down for one day, he can't
fire everyone....now I know why there was a 1917 Revolution in
Russia...workers should take over the company!  In reality tho, UNP
will probably bid for CSX soon, and RJ Corman will buy up the lines
discarded...what a joke..this is when capitalism sucks!

Name: LC
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 11 August 2017

All Crafts

If your non union supervisors are doing your work, you better be
getting on the horn asap with your rep and making a call to the
international office.  No supervisor is ever supposed to be doing union
contract work. PERIOD!  If someone is walked off or suspended for taking
a needed a break, there are laws that cover how often an employee can be
worked without a break. You work for a private company. You do not WORK
FOR THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT. You are still considered a civilian and
also governed by laws of the state in which you work. Now is the time
for you to be shouting up the butts of your union reps and demanding
protection from unfair labor practices and hostility in the workplace.
Excessive discipline needs to be documented by everyone and your
international made aware of every case that happens immediately.  
The unions are there for a reason. You pay them to represent you and
you have a right to demand that representation. Your right to go after
your union for not representing you to its fullest is protected under
federal law.  Now is not the time to sit on your asses and cry and
bitch because you think your union is worthless and wont do a thing.
Your power is being lost because you have let it. You have sat on your
butts and haven't been holding your union accountable. You want the
attention of your union then start doing things that make them take
notice.  Put them in the hot seat. You can go to the press if your
union isn't doing their jobs. You can picket your union.  You want
your workplace cleaned up then get your union off their asses!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 11 August 2017

This is what Hh will do to get operating ratio number down. Once he has
leaned out the union employees. He will then lean out managers and
supervisors, and they will be a bare minimum. And salaried employees
will find themselves working many many extra hours.To the point where
they will be making a lot less per hour than there union employees.
They will start asking them selfs if it is worth it once they can't
remember there wife's name. With no days off and no av. Trust me it's
coming. That is Hh plan he perfected it at other rr.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 11 August 2017

Here is what you are up against. You think with your skills and training
they need you and you will not get pulled out of service. I worked in
mechanical department they had so many guys pulled out of service. One
of the shifts they did not have enough men to cover the work. They just
brought in supervisors to do it. They will bite there noses off to spite
there face. Bullying and fear is there way to try and control people.
Did the exact same thing at cn and cp to the t.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Engine repair, for 20-30 years
Posted: 11 August 2017

You have no idea! If you dig your heels in now you will be fired.All
managers have been told by hh and his crew if they as much as catch
someone taking a 10 second brake aka the ten count,the manager and
craftman are fired. I have seen them walk people out for carrying a cup
of coffee while getting tools and parts.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 11 August 2017

olderthanu!:
Started my RR career Oct., 1974. Will be done with it soon. 44 yrs.
Age 62.  Waiting on the spouse to also be eligible.
Experienced a heck of a lot - & that includes listening to PITA
blowhards; those that say they are gonna do this, gonna do that, but
never really do anything except bitch & complain.  Same types will cry
for their jobs back if/when they ever lose it though.

Name: olderthanu!
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 11 August 2017

Cond 30

101 didn't post anything that wasn't the truth. You would know if you
had really been around at the time.  We all know you cant strike. Its
called the blue flu if your balls are big enough to stick together. He
never said anything about striking. Didn't you read his comment about
strikes. what he said was when supervisors treated you like a piece of
crap and walked all over you and your agreement and stole your money
they did what they had to do to protect their rights and their work
environment. I bet he could make a list a mile long of what to do to
get the point across. I know exactly where he is coming from. Railway
labor act has nothing to do with standing your ground and doing what
needs to be done. Kissing ass, running 90 miles an hour and bowing down
to kiss their boots aint on the list of a hogger or conductor/fireman
with a set of balls.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 11 August 2017

The post from LESSON101! is probably from another one of those yay-hoos
that have a huge, big mouth but in reality have small testicles.

True -  many new(er) people are 1st time ever union members & need to
realize that most management officials are not their friend.

True - Interstate commerce disruptions in this country will not be
tolerated.  The last national rail strike lasted 17 hrs.  Read & try to
understand the Railway Labor Act.

Name: LESSON101!
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years
Posted: 10 August 2017

Young cubs and Hoggers!  

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce quote..  "U.S. supply chains are
critically dependent on the quality and capacity of the American
freight transportation network. We are anticipating 100 million new
people in the country and 4 billion more tons of international freight
to move around America by 2050. The railroads are one of the most
heavily used transit system in the world."
And you cant understand why you cant strike...really?

Now lets get to the point. Your harassment and intimidation didn't
really get rolled out until the company realized that they had a golden
opportunity. The old heads were getting close to retirement and the talk
of the 30 and 60 and you were up for retirement was in the works.
That's when they began to hire again. They were anticipating serious
man power shortage if they didn't get people trained and in place. So
how were they going to handle the large turn over and the incoming of
so many new cubs? First train them and then bull whip and intimidate
them to death and make them scared to death to stand up for themselves.
CASTRATE ALL OF THEM! How many of you young pups remember your trainers
telling you not to listen to any of the old heads. They are just
disgruntled and will only get you in trouble. Tons of heard it!  Why?
Because we had balls. We wouldn't tolerate management violating the
hell out of our union agreements. We wouldnt take having our pay stolen
that was rightfully ours. we wouldn't take a beating and just stand
there like little boys with our pants wet. Moving freight in a timely
manner is a must! No if's and's or but's!  When they got abusive we
did what we had to in order to get the attention of Headquarter
officials. They wanted 400 cars switched a night they got 200. It
didn't take long for the white collars to show up and want to talk to
us and find out what was going on. The problems were fixed with a
temporary bandaid for awhile but at least they were fixed. If we had to
do it again, then we did. 
Management is well aware of the power that you have. This industry
demands that freight move and keep moving quickly. A stoppage would be
detrimental.
So now comes your observation testing. Some of you may remember when it
was called "Performance evaluations" instead. For some legal reason
they had to change it. This was a great way to scare the hell out of
the new pups and send the fear that there will be eyes on you all the
time and maybe in the bushes as well. Old heads didn't give a shit.
Any of you remember an old head that could turn a 6 hour job into a 12
and they couldnt find a damn thing to charge them on? EXPERIENCE! You
screw with our agreement and our pay and we will remind you just how
much power we really have. You pay us right and treat us with respect
we will switch the shit our of your yard and give you 500 on a great
day! This isn't MacDonalds boys! This is a serious business that
demands movement of freight.
If a manager ever walked up to us and told us "I don't care if Im
violating your agreement. File a claim and take it up with your union
rep. Now get out there and do as your told or you will be charged with
insubordination he would have been one sorry supervisor. He could
explain it to the white collars when they flew into town! 
Some of you young pups probably don't come from a union family and
have no idea how hard blue collar workers have fought to get them.
Yeah, they aren't worth a shit half the time anymore but it doesn't
matter.  You got more power than you can ever imagine. Grow a set of
balls and stick together. MAN UP and stand up. We did it. When your
right, your right. Don't work 8 damn hours straight without a lunch.
This no lunch shit is for the birds.  How did you ever let management
brow beat you into going all day with out a lunch break when your
agreement allows it. I don't know of any industry that refuses to let
someone take a damn break during the day. I have been hearing a lot of
crap that's been going down and I just cant believe it. I'm floored
on how you pups have let this get out of hand. Run your ass into the
ground, spy on you all day, take your lunch, steal your pay, and
threaten you?  Use your heads!

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

Well here is the justice,this old man made most of his money in his
later years. And he will never enjoy it. Where he is going it would
just burn anyways.

Name: joe tupa 
E-mail: in your poopa
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 10 August 2017

where is joe tupa working   or is he fired

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 10 August 2017

You have to give some credit to HH for pulling a huge one.  Seeing what
he has done with CSX it reminds me of the story of the emperor with no
clothes.  Harrison is the swindler and the board and investors are the
the foolish emperor.

"There existed an emperor who loved wearing fine clothes and spent all
of his people's money on them. He had a different set for each hour and
was, without doubt, the finest dressed man in the land. 

One day, two swindlers claiming to be weavers entered the Emporer's
city and proclaimed they were capable of making the finest, lightest,
most magnificent cloth the world has ever seen. So extraordinary was
this cloth, it was invisible to anyone who was incompetent or stupid. 

Hearing of the weaver's amazing "talent", the foolish Emporer
thought he could use such cloth to weed out undesirables in his city.
He paid the swindlers an enormous sum of gold and  they set out to
"create" the clothes; knowing they would only need go through the
motions. 

The Emperor sent several advisors to gage their progress and all the
advisors reported the cloth magnificent, not wanting to appear unworthy
for seeing nothing at all; the cloth didn't exist! 

Finally the clothes were "finished", the swindlers already having
counted the gold and jewels they had received. A procession was
arranged to show off the Emperor's new clothes and the entire city
gathered in the center to view them. Having been "dressed" by the
swinglers, who remarked how wonderful he looked, and how light the
cloth appeared on him, he appeared before his people. 

The people, having heard of the weaver's abilities and the cloth's
fictious properties, were amazed and offered thunderous applause to the
now beaming Emperor. None of them were willing to admit that they
hadn't seen a thing; for if anyone did, then he was either stupid or
unfit for the job he held. Never before had the emperor's clothes been
such a success. 

While expressing admiration at their Emperor's new "invisible"
clothes, a small boy cried out... "But the Emperor has no clothes!"

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

You scratch my back I scratch yours,worked well with my guys.
Supervisors started getting fired for not enough failed audits. My time
as a manager I was instructed to fire an employee,that was just returned
to work from a nervous breakdown. I had two options fire him or be
fired. I gave my notice to rezine,and was threatened that I would never
work in the rr industry again. I put my company phone on the desk and
walked off the property. There is no special treatment for anyone.
These people in the ivory tower are ruthless heartless people. I make
half the money at my new job but have my sanity and dignity.good luck
people. Watch your back and your mates back. It is a shame the.
Companies that hh is involved with comes to people being treated so
unfairly. I hope Karma pays these people a visit one day.

Name: martyr
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 10 August 2017

ME

Sounds like you might have received a few failures from this Joe Berry.
Did you deserve it?  Did you run your mouth to him? Egg him on?

Not defending this Berry character but was it at the time when the Nazi
headhunting was going on in Jacksonville? Was it when every single TM
and RF were told if they didn't get at least 25 failures a month they
could start looking for another job in another craft? You have no idea
how bad the heat was on them to get failure rates so the company could
show the lawyers in court that the employees were being trained to work
safely and if they didn't they were reprimanded. 
We had some real good upstanding TM's and RF's in our area who were
god fearing and well respected and hated dishing out the failures. They
thought is was a crock of shit but had no choice. Several of us took
minor failures for these guys just to give them some relief from the
heat. Sounds crazy? HELL YES IT WAS!  We did it because we didn't give
a rats ass and we knew once we had a failure they would move on and keep
us off the radar. You scratch my back and I'LL scratch yours. The
southern region was the one who started the stalking and reporting crap
on the employees. Once someone got a failure they were put on a list and
a target was put on them. When this employee showed up at another
terminal or crossed a division line the word was out that they were
there and to go out and watch their every move.
This crap finally made its way to the Greatlakes but got blown out of
the water when the plan got exposed. The orders for the hits were still
out there and the orders for failures was still being crammed down the
supervisors throats.
No one knows what's going to happen with the new King of the Railroad
in place or how he's going to take over this process of stalk, harass
and destroy the employees for use in the legal system. Don't be an
idiot and think it will stop. Good chance it wont. So if you ran your
mouth or argued to much or even stood your ground for what you thought
was right be careful if you do it again. It might be a mole brought in
by Harrisons lynch mob and you will be sorry as hell!

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

When cars are pulled out of a yard and go by a bunch of terminal. The
AEI tag redeader records this and shows cars are in service.

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

When a magician gets on stage and makes a rabbit appear and
disappear,the audience goes woh..Hh is the magician and his audience is
the board of directors shareholders and government. A Forman showed me
once how they can create a track that does not exit but in the computer
it does. And hide cars so they are not included in turn over. They have
so many tricks so they can make report look good.

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

Dragging cars around for nothing wear and tare,extra fuel used. Does not
make sense to us. But for everything to look good on paper makes Hh
shine in the end. It does not have to make sense to us. But when he
reports to shareholders that know nothing about rr industry they eat it
all up and Hh looks like a hero.i have seen them move cars from a yard
.put them in a siding out of town then next day bring cars back to the
yard. So they can show car was not dormant and in service. Which is bs
but not on a report.

Name: baffled
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 10 August 2017

Other

Ok , so they dragged them 500 miles to be switched out but did they
drag them right past a yard that used to switch them out and are still
switching cars for other industries right in the same towns and areas?
why the hell run them past a yard that is actively switching and did
those cars in the past 250 miles out of the way just to bring them
back?   This is crazy shit!  Time lost on the cars being delivered to
the customer and extra track miles and times on the cars. How can that
even be considered precision railroading?

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

Cp would drag cars 500 west to be switched in a main yard and
consolidate it with another train. Then come back east ,and go as Far
East as they can. And they drag cars around so they don't sit longer
than 24 hours. It's like you can have a productive employee or a busy
employee.

Name: Me
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 09 August 2017

Well it looks like that Fat Ass Joe resigned as a manager today. I just
hope the current managers that will be testing him in the future will
deal his Sorry Fat Ass a big dose of Karma. Hopefully he will get fired
for the same chickenshit failures that he dished out for countless
years.

Name: Baffled
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 09 August 2017

Any one with a brain! 


Can someone please explain to me why you would send a train 250 miles 
past all the industries and yards where the freight is supposed to go
just to have it flat switched out just to turn around and send it right
back to where it came from. What the hell kind of crazy crap is this. We
passed every industry and yard and just laughed our asses off at how
stupid this shit is and wondered if we should have called the customers
as we went by and told them we had their cars but they got to take them
250 miles the opposite direction to switch them out of the train but
they would get them delivered in a couple of days. This is precision
railroading???? I just don't get it!

Name: 
E-mail: oxygenPlease.com
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 09 August 2017

dispatcher

I bet if no one moved. There would be no relocation of dispatch center.
The carrier got what they deserved.  Best of Luck to you and the rest of
the dispatchers.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 09 August 2017

Fire and fury like the world has never seen,,,,,,that's Eugene!!!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 09 August 2017

Transportation rules are ignored by Hh as well as collective agreements.
Hh will do what he wants. By the time someone is able to do anything
about violations he will be long gone. Hh everything is legal till you
get caught. Then no consequences anyways.  I can fire people without
cause. I'm god.

Name: A dispatcher 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 10-20 years
Posted: 09 August 2017

Looks like they finally realized how many of us weren't heading down to
Jax after the move.   

Just posted 16 jobs on the website. 


So all of you Monday morning dispatchers can come and do the real
thing.

Something you should know before you come, the ATDA is the most useless
Union on the damn planet.  And the only people they care about are the
pre-08 dispatchers.   So don't plan on them actually looking out for
you, they will sacrifice the 300 post-08 people to give the 75 pre-08
people something.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 09 August 2017

When carman inspect a train and bad orders are found. We enter them in
the computer. Myself I kept a copy of bad orders in my book,and
retained them all. If the car should of come off according to aar
rules. The pressure can be put on the supervisor that switching train
will cause delays. Well now the super visor can go in and delete the
bad order as if it never existed.: That is why I always kept a paper
record because if something happened they would try and blame me for
missing it on my inspection. I've seen all the tricks these dumbies
do. They are so scared to answer for a delay. They would rather put
everyone at risk.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 09 August 2017

People go to work get your pay. Don't worry about the train congestion
or other problems.  Be stupid let the brains of company get the
ulcers,and stressed out. What you want me to do now boss. Fulfil your
collective agreement contract nothing more.  You don't get paid to
make big decisions.

Name: Csx lo ms
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 09 August 2017

Precision railroading at its finest. Hes has jacked it all up.
Northbound with 12 locomotives out of nashville.. racks on the head end
all the weight in the back, got 2 knuckles.. southbound we got 3
separate trains going but all 3 of them are 573. First one had to stop
n set out bad ordered cars.. the one behind it is picking up cars in
line of road. The next train behind the 2nd 573 is a 765 local thats
engines are on fire with ethenol cars that they are having to evacuate
schools. On single main. Theres another train behind it. 3 more trains
called south out of louisville within 20 min of each other a 3rd 573 in
that bunch. Its a mess. And im sure this is nothing compared to whats
goin on in other places... its crazy outnhere

Name: INDOT
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years
Posted: 09 August 2017

CN OTHER  

So what your trying to say is Mr. Harrison had no problem allowing
crews to ignore Federal regulations on the movement of restricted
equipment. Its is well known that yard supervisors will fudge and look
the other way in order to move freight out of their yards to meet
departure times to save their own skin but if the CEO is aware and
allowing it we have a whole new ball game here. Does anyone have any
proof he was aware of it and allowed it or maybe encouraged it?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 09 August 2017

http://www.careerbuilder.com/advice/10-jobs-that-pay-50-an-hour ,funny,
I don't see a railroad conductor on this list....IDIOT's

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 08 August 2017

At cn and cp we where, hunters ginney pigs.everything thing he tried
that worked and did not work he learned from. Everything he did in
Canada he is applying at csx. He does not care about stress it causes
to people. His motto if it is to hot in the kitchen get out. Lots of
people quit just could not take it anymore. Myself took early
retirement. Before I blew head gasket. Best decision I made.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 08 August 2017

Hh did the same thing with cn and cp. the hottest trains, had to cut off
pick up a block of pre air tested blocks. Some times just a dozen
cars,some where tagged with special handling on them. ie speed
restriction that where ignored. With crews not being made aware. In the
bitter cold sometimes when train was put back together. The trains had
to pump forever to get the flow down. Which caused long delays and held
trains out until train in town was able to go. Hh way of thinking is the
railroad is just one big conveyor belt,and no cars will be dormant. You
went with his plan or you were canned. Delays the numbers could be
exaggerated..still doing it today.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 08 August 2017

You fools that think Trump cares.  He is no different than EHH.  They
only care about money for themselves. Men consumed by greed cannot lead
anything.

Hunter took over to make the most profit for himself and mantel rich by
cutting workers and selling off assets. It is a very simple plan that
short term investors love.

Name: Wtf
E-mail: 
Employed as: Yard Master, for 10-20 years
Posted: 08 August 2017

HH

Do you even know what the hell your block swapping precision
railroading is doing out here. You got them adding slop freight to 60
mph intermodal trains reducing their speed to 50 and delaying delivery
times because they have to set out and pick up extra crap in route. 
Did you know that one of the foreign lines we do a shit load of
business with refused to take one of these screwed up trains and it sat
on our main for almost 2 days tied down till it was fixed. The
intermodal trains on that foreign line are hot shots for them and step
on step off and haul ass. You try to send them this stupid shit and
delay shipments to do what??? Sneak in some extra blocks on them.  You
think screwing with their schedules and yard routine is ok because you
don't care what they think? Your god of all railroads.  Turning 60 mph
trains into 50 mph just to move a block is really moving freight quickly
and efficiently? Pissing off the competitor is smart? Better upgrade
your oxygen brand!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 08 August 2017

June 2017 6.2 million new jobs in the USA.highest since 2000. So that
being said economy is starting to move forward. Everyone benefits when
GDP is up. Now Hh thinks he is preparing csx for this future growth, by
selling off csx assets and has the blessing of his hand picked board of
directors. I hope the share holders can see threw his scheme and
protest threw proper channels. For common sense for the future of csx.

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

Bye Bye CSX,  
  
   To say your'e a fucking idiot would be a huge understatement  Where
do you get your info to say Barr Yard is responsible for 25% of CSX's
income.  Try to only state facts and truth on here, comments like yours
makes this site look like it's just a bunch of uneducated idiots on
here.

Name: Bye bye csx
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 08 August 2017

Just a heads up. Barr yard in chicago is likely to be shuttered very
soon. More than 60 men were cut off this week alone. That number is
about to go up again. Barr yard is responsible for a full 25% of ALL of
csx income. Thats right...do your research. Barr keeps the lights on.
Barr is the only terminal consistently running in he black. And hes
closing it. What do you think is going to operating ratio? Way up
 Know what that means? Deeper job cuts. 15 years of seniority is no
longer a safety net. This monster at the helm hates you, and this
company. He never came here with any intention to improve anything.  He
is here to dsmantle it. Want to know why? Because CSX told him no. This
is a temper tantrum. Pure and simple.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 08 August 2017

In canada our prime minister is a self admitted feminist. No balls just
a yes man to all minority groups. You have trump that is self made man.
And is going to clean up your great country. Getting people off well
fare,sending cheap labour back,removing criminals. Min.wage 15 an hour
will help lots of people. For trade unions that is a good sign.
Companies are going to pay people what they are worth in most cases. I
hate welfare bums that have a lot of children. Welfare breeds welfare
and it has to stop in North America. Trump speaks his mind and is not
politically correct. What you see is what you get. Not a bunch of
snowflakes.Keep putting in grievences when your collective agreement is
violated pile them up. Human rights complaints,and down the road when
things settle down that is when the company will have to answer to all
the violations. And make employees whole. They think they can abuse
employees and when hh is gone so are the memories of the way management
treated every one. They will have to answer for it and they will. Keep
up the good fight,fight for your future don't let up.

Name: W
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 08 August 2017

Trump has been in office 200 days... what bad has he done that makes him
the worst?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 08 August 2017

Hh violated company policy by not producing medical. Ok by board of
directors. Who knows his state of mind. I think he is getting his
guidance from mr.Ed the talking horse. This guy get a hit of morphine
and in his mind everything is great. He is a legend in his own mind.
Heads will roll frustration level for him is high and he will do
desperate things with csx when he comes down. To be a survivor. Hide in
the back ground till he is gone. If I was employee stay out of the cross
hairs of this guy. He made a lot of money for people with cp stock. He
has his fan club. And they think past performance will happen with csx.

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

Dumped all my 2,942 shares of CSX stock at $53.87. CSX stock is gonna
plummet after the 3rd quarter earnings are released.

Name: President Donald J. Trump
E-mail: whitehouse@trump.gov
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 08 August 2017

My Fellow Americans:

Since the inauguration of my Presidency, and the enforcement of my
immigration policy; all entry level wages in the construction industry
has increased by at least 20%!

You all should be patient and expect higher wages in the future and
expect more of a conciliatory tone from management due to a tight
labor
pool for skilled 'American' workers.

Please like me on Twitter!

Name: john q public
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 08 August 2017

as a non employee of csx i can speak freely.ehh isn't going to be happy
until he croaks thinking he was a railroad god. sounds like one big
cluster fuck out there for you csx folks.the ehh precision railroading
going downhill quick as yards and tracks jamming up, customers not
getting timely service and derailments.not the fault of t&e folks, yard
folks, etc. ehh and his gestopo tactics keeping keeping everybody job
scared.don't see how he sleeps at nite.the devil will get him soon.
then he can set up precision railroading in hell for the coal and
brimstone and be the devil's ass kisser. a saying comes to mind that
fits ehh to a t. "once a son of a bitch always a son of a bitch". he
earned this reward on his own.

Name: Fuckme
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 07 August 2017

Anyone on here that believes that we are not about to get our brains
screwed out with this new contract is dreaming. Benefits are about to
hit an all time low, you will be paid a dirt bag, blue collar wage.
Argue with me now, believe me latter!

Name: Not laughing
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 07 August 2017

Jerks 

Go ahead and post your stupid crap. We got so many people in bumped
status and no where to go it's not even funny. Barr yard has lost 67 

People and it's just beginning. Where the hell is trump now. Where are
all the unemployed going to go now.  Packing their bags and moving
anywhere they can find work. In the meantime customers aren't getting
served and our company we have stuck in and our lives invested in is
trying raped by a sick old dying man with millions running out of his
pockets.  This is all sickening! Forget your bonuses too. Management
isn't getting a dime.  The operation ratio is over 70% right now. So
much shit was wrote off when Harrison invested in the company that it
made the debt ratio look great but the fact is that didn't change the
operating cost and it's higher than ever. Smoke and mirror book
keeping and we are going to pay for it.  Just plain sick over this
shit! So get f@:$king  serious.  This isn't a damn joke!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 07 August 2017

In case of Hh passing. He will be communicating with management, and
board of directors .threw the means of the occult and wee gee board.
And threw Mr.Ed the talking horse,Hh is giving these instructions to
his nurse right after morphine shot !

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 07 August 2017

Can we get some sprinkles on top with that ??? Lmao

Name: P
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 07 August 2017

And qualifying days pro rated on vacation instead of the unfair all or
nothing. Man gets 233 qd and gets sick injured he gets nothing that's
bullshit

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 07 August 2017

Yes they might not care about this site. But they are reading it. We
found hidden cameras in the ceilings of repair shops. Union rep. Put in
complaint. He was fiired and case went to court. Employee was reinstated
and cameras where ordered removed by the courts. Now they found loophole
they are being installed every where. Less the washrooms. They will
change format of how you enter your work day in computer And what you
did that day better line up with production numbers they expect from
employee or your on the mat. By the time there done you will be
monitored more than. A person in prison. It's all about control
control.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 07 August 2017

When hh cuts the staff to the bone. He will train office staff to run
trains. So if there are no available crews office people will put on
there work boots and get the trains moving. This will happen after the
overtime freeze.  He will run csx very lean yet to come. Before hh we
had 16000 employees after hh 11000 employees. Forty percent cut of
staff. And when management run the trains and have an insident,it will
be covered up. I seen this at cp.. if he cuts at csx like he did at cp
and cn it will be a shame. But even if the bean counters say he can't
do it. He still will and management will be ran off there feet. Your
lucky this Hh is not going to make four years at csx. You haven't seen
nothing yet baby. This guy gets something in his head,and he wants it
done regardless of rules and regulations. And management will do it
till it gets bad media,then Hh will say thanks to the manager your
fired. And get the police escort off the property.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years
Posted: 07 August 2017

No big shot, ie: No CEO, no Board Director, no major share holder, etc.,
is ever going to give a rat's butt about what's posted on this
website.

Name: 
E-mail: oxygen4sale.com
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 07 August 2017

overtime after 9
overtime after a set amount of hours in a week
weekend, 2nd, 3rd shift pay premium
double time on holidays and birthday
modest on call pay for fp
09 after 12hrs 
dh home after 24hrs if requested
miss call handled as a sick layoff
anyone taking management position forfeits craft seniority 
a no step clause for using the union for a stepping stone to become
managers
anyone serving as local or general positions signs a 10 year contract
not take a position with carrier
10,20 and 30 year employees have an extra step added to idpap
10,20 and 30 year employees pay differential
any increase health care excludes pre 2017 employees
discounted esop 
no call list for roster runs in the middle of the night

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 07 August 2017

So if operating ratio,gets down by cutting labour to the bone. Sell off
everything you can. But at the same time you are losing your valued
customers. Once these customers find an alternative way to ship. Good
luck trying to get them back. What is you business Hh?o ya shipping
product. We will see how far he gets treating customers like he treats
csx employees ! I think Hh needs an intervention,for his ego mainia !

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

Dear Salt
    An educated person would have said "You're obviously not a very
educated person,"

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

JEDI, your obviously not a very educated person, as many who post on
this website, and you know nothing about business.  Nothing is in
defense of EHH and his business ethics.  You just don't understand how
a corporation works and that's ok, many do not.  If anyone thinks EHH
actually reads the crap on here and is going to get his feelings hurt
by your comments, well, your sadly mistaken.  If he does view this site
I'm sure it's purely for a good laugh before he goes to bed.  As for
the UNION comment you made, with out it we'd be making 10 bucks and
hour so I'd say the UNION is a good thing for sure, although they
(UTU) just turned down 48$ an hour in exchange for the bid system and
giving up work rules and arbitrairies that 90% only benefitted pre 85
guys BTW.  Who gives a f**k about claims they don't pay any way.  If
you don't believe it do some research.....Every cod would make 5000 a
half but the UTU would lose some members to furlough so the dues coming
in is more valuable than the members earning a favorable wage to support
their families.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: CSX Customer, for N/A
Posted: 06 August 2017

If you look at the big picture,you have to ask why would people believe
HH is at CSX to save a failing company.The company has posted excellent
profits even after loosing 30% of its revenue from coal.CSX was a little
top heavy in management,but they managed to keep the operating ratio in
the low 70s and still keep expanding its business.Now they are in a
regressive slide for only one purpose,to make them prime for a merger
while the current stock holders take their money and run.Wait till the
next quarter is posted and the stock starts to tank!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 06 August 2017

That was a good article about a dieing  mad man. That is true he has
nothing to lose. In canada we never heard or seen a break stick. I had
to look it up on you tube. They look dangerous to use if hand break
wheel was bad order and you slipped. I have never used one so won't
judge. I would not want to be holding one when it is lighting out. Up
here in north a lot of switchmen ride the car while moving and use had
brake to slow car movement down in switching yard. I bet a year from
now no one will even remember Hh. Or if he was ever a resident of plant
earth!

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

To the idiotic post about brake sticks :  The policy can't be changed
to optional because some kid will hurt his or her self climbing on a
car and applying a hand brake and in turn will sue the company because
they didn't have a brake stick and if they did they surely would have
not suffered an injury.  So if none are allowed on the property then
the blame is on you for not being able to work safe.  Other RR's
don't have them so quit whining about it and be a man or woman......As
for all the post about EHH's health, who gives a rats ass.  This is
such childish comments that it really doesn't warrant a response but
it's getting ridiculous.  As for customer's lost, this man's no
one's fool.  He's protecting the one's that we are achieving a 65 %
or below operating cost.  He could care less about anyone bringing the
average down.  For those that can't comprehend, if you owned 100
stores and 50 were making 100% profit and 50 were making a 50% profit
then while you are making good money overall ( 75% ) it would look
better to investors if you were at 100% profit so get rid of those 50
stores even though your earning good money and making a profit.  As for
the whiner's about EHH putting blame on "pushback from the troops",
while I don't appreciate it either, many are to blame, if you don't
think so, just look at some of the comment's posted.

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

Again......big shots make plans for years ahead. Employees & their
unions have to play catch-up.  Evidently, the CSX Board Of Directors
wanted Ward out, Headhunter in as CEO. They had to be well aware
of the fact that the CSX rail system is\was unlike the others Harrison
ruled.

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

Are you kidding me  a gym , where I work 200 employees and only two
shitters and only 1 of them will flush. A gym ,  !!!!!!!!!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 10-20 years
Posted: 06 August 2017

How will CSX recover from this mess?  How much business has been lost? 
How long will it take for customers to bring their business back to
CSX?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 06 August 2017

grass roots truth..no long whine sessions just straight hard
truth....Lke "why we HAD a brakestick and why the summary dscision
shoot from the hip  banning it from all property with no studies or
empirical data and put it on Youtube!!!!

Name: corp
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years
Posted: 06 August 2017

Reality

You stated everything exactly the way it is.  Now the question is how
do we start taking control of this. Publicity is your number one
effective way to start and that is already in the works. What's next?
Any suggestions?

Name: Copynpaste
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 06 August 2017

No waste of my skin. I copied and pasted it. Don't know who the
original author is, but he's definitely a radnor guy.

Name: reality
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 05 August 2017

Copynpaste


I have to commend you on your lengthy but true post. You hit the nail
on the head on how the real dedicated workers feel. I hate to say this
to you but unfortunately you wasted the skin off your fingers and your
valuable time doing it.

People,  WAKE UP!    You are not getting it!

This is a 70 something year old man who is popping blood clot medicine
pills like they are M&M's.  He can not breath on his own like a
healthy person should and he knows his time is limited on the good
green earth. He has been awarded a title of one of the best CEO's in
railroading and is convinced he is the king of railroading. His ego is
the only thing that drives him and keeps him alive today. 
He has one last goal before he dies and that is to bring back CSX like
no one has ever done in the past and put one more stone in his crown. 
It doesn't matter how much you dog, trash, curse or threaten this man,
he will do what he says he will do no matter how much death and
distruction he leaves behind.  He has a certain message he want on his
tombstone and that is one that says." I the great and powerful CEO of
CSX turned it around and went to my grave showing all your asses!"  
He is not reasonable. He is ill and he knows it. Ask any doctor. They
will tell you the damage that is done when the brain is constantly
deprived of oxygen. Any person who has sleep apnea will tell you the
damage it does to your heart and organs.  He will not go down without a
fight and his last breath.  If he has a stroke he will be declared
unable and unfit to continue his position and his right hand man will
take over. In the meantime he has a final stand to make and by god he
will make it. 
Remember, this is his last and final mark on this earth and he will not
go down with out a fight. Now stop thinking of this man as a man who is
just a jerk or a...hole.  He is worse. He is a man making his last
stand on this earth and that my good people is worse than a rabid dog
pushed in the corner! You have no idea what you are dealing with. Its
higher than you and will take the support of all your union heads along
with all federal agencies to bring some sense to all of this. In the
meantime do not give up hope. No one lives forever.

Name: copynpaste
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 05 August 2017

Railroad workers at CSX face the dictates of Wall Street
https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2017/08/01/rail-a01.html

CSX railroad workers denounce Wall Street plundering
https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2017/08/01/rail-a01.html

Mr Harrison,
 You personally dont know me, and I personally dont know you, but your
comment of personnel "push back" has struck me in the wrong manner.
I, as a dedicated 8 year employee and 4th generation railroader, take
that very personal. I have held many jobs within CSX ranks over the
last 8 years, including Conductor,Swithchman(RCO), Yardmaster, Retarder
Operator, and Locomotive Engineer. I come to work at
night,holidays,weekends,in the snow,ice,thunderstorms,you name it Im
still there. When you 1st became CEO things looked very very promising.
We went to 2 man hump jobs, Engineer Foreman/Brakeman bowl jobs. My
terminal was absolutely moving the freight. My terminal alone was
processing,( thats arriving,inspecting,humping,classifying,and
departing) anywhere from 2000-2200 cars in a 24 hour period. Thats 2nd
to none on your system. We would rival your "premier" hump number
wise on a daily basis. After time though you all fired all our
managers, cut jobs, piled the freight in,( 1000 cars every 8 hours),
and expected us to move it with half the manpower. After it was all
said and done, we were told we were failures and we would be shut off.
The upper management has done this with every hump you have closed thus
far. Its not only unfair, but makes those of us who actually have pride
as railroaders, well lets just say its a ding in the old paint. Also
our new management that most have came from the CN are more like mob
bosses, than leaders. Men are constantly threatened with their jobs on
the line, we are told to switch cars like back in the 50's when
injury/fatality rates were high, and its just a matter of time before
we have a headline injury or fatality. Men are getting cussed up one
side and down the other, and shown no absolute professionalism in the
least little way. Even with that aside, Ill give you and whomever else
that reads this a little insight as to why their are service
disruptions on csx. Ill just go over some speaking points from quotes
you have put out.
“Together, we will implement precision scheduled railroading — a model
proven to improve safety, create better service for customers, produce
a proud and winning culture for employees, and generate exceptional,
lasting value for shareholders,”
This is the farthest from the truth. Your increase in pace, to try to
compensate the flat switching instead of humping, is going to end with
injury and possibly someones life. Its already proven this is not,and
will not work as far customer service. Morale is at an all time low.
Our stock, well, ya know how thats going.
 The prevailing view in the rail industry is that more locomotives,
more cars and more crews allow for the movement of more volume.
Precision railroading challenges this view,”
You have stored alot of locomotives. Took away alot of switch engines
as well. Where Im from we are not "flat landers" if you will. If and
when we get to the customer, we now run the risk of not being able to
service them due to not having enough power to do the work at hand.
Also almost every one of your road trains has foreign power on them.
What your making up in storing locomotives, your paying right back out
in horsepower hours to another railroad. Crew availability system wide
is an absolute joke. You have intermodal trains sitting for days at a
time, due to either conjestion, or crew availability. You have cut
extraboards, and regular jobs to below minimum standards. Also you have
cut off the pushers system wide. Im gonna tell ya a little secret you
may or may not know though. One of my former territories has had a
pusher district for over 160 years, its the steepest mainline grade,as
side from saluda, east of the mississippi. You cut the assignments off,
but they are calling extra jobs off of the freight pools,and extraboards
there to push trains, every 12 hours. They are just advertised as extra
turn jobs, and not pushers. Trust me though they are still there. Every
terminal you have piled the freight on, has a back log of traffic
sitting in sidings, waiting to be switched. I have read your book and
alot does make sense but no two things are alike. CP was a majority
bulk hauler from their reports, as we are a major mixed manifest
hauler. We are not a place where blocks of cars can ride a 1000 miles
across the plains before it needs to be classified again. If your a
brain surgeon, and Im a spine surgeon, does that mean we can do open
heart surgery together? Im not undermining your CEO abilities, but from
where I and the rest of your workforce stands, its the upper management
that has this place in the turmoil that its in. I understand you did
not need 12 humps, but your cut and slash of 8 humps, 2 of them I know
being major players, is borderline absurd. The old saying of "
Attitude reflects leadership" comes to mind, and to be blunt your
"pushing the blame" off on your employees, just shows what style of
leader you are. Everyone in my terminal,and for the majority system
wide are doing all they can do,to try to make this happen, but its
going to fail because you are leading us this way. CSX was a very
profitable railroad, and I personally think if you could blend some of
CSX's old methods, with a blend of "Presicion Railroading" we as a
whole would be unstoppable. Either way it makes me no difference . If I
get told by my local "Capo" to go run an engine of the drawbridge
tomorrow while its open, well I will because Im a team player, always
have, and always will.
 Sincerly,
 Well I best not say.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 05 August 2017

Has been posted before -- the CSX rail system is\was NOT the same as
the others head hunter ruled & changed.  The ol' CSX that was known
may be history.  Heads may end up rolling........We'll see.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 05 August 2017

I work on the OTR industry and my boss also is a RR customer for bulk
plastic resins that thankfully we get via the NS or BNSF.  As of last
night my boss had 2 teams doing nothing but running UPS trailers
between Boston and Chicago as fast as they can turn and burn the
suckers as even the Water level route was getting congested they have
been on that for a week.  Our customers in the south have been
screaming for whatever we can come up with for them in the way of raw
materials that CSX hauled for them.  JB Hunt Schiender Fed Ex are
screaming for anything that can move a trailer or container to get
their stuff moved anywhere CSX goes and are moving as much as they can
to NS.  90% of the drivers at my company are forgoing their first
weekend at home this year why our customers need serviced as CSX has
dropped the freaking ball and we have to pick up the slack.  Spot rates
aka the rates for a truck in major metro areas were CSX has melted down
are up as much as 70% for trucks to get the freight into and out of
those areas.  My hazmat boys are running out of hours from trying to
keep up with deliveries needed at water plants CSX was supposed to
serve with chlorine for water purification.

I hope the BOD at CSX or the STB comes to their senses and runs him out
soon.  The OTR industry can only pick up the slack on major shippers for
a while before our drivers wear out It takes 4 trucks to equal 1 boxcar
or tank car load.  We just don't have the carrying capacity we need
help and I am not sorry to say that.  My drivers are going to be worn
out in a month running flat out.  Yes even the OTR industry has a
breaking point and a meltdown of a Class 1 Railroad on the east coast
would be very close to what would bring us to it.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 05 August 2017

Just show up for work sit and pump air. If you can't get air tell them
you have to reduce your train. Or get carman to check train for leaks.
If you run a red board and they find you been running around without
proper air. Your goose is cooked. Sit all day. Wait for instructions.
They will replace old with new and no experience. Happened in Canada.
You just have started with gong show. Trust me they get dumper!

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

What? Hillary and Obama are the rich.I think all politicians are
crooked.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 05 August 2017

Cool M Do

If Obama or Hillary was president, hunter would not be getting away
with all the violations and layoffs.  How many CSX workers got let go
under Obama? Trump  duped us with lies and false promises. Making
America great again only for the super rich and greedy people like
hunter and trump's family.  Voting matters. Greedy folks like HH are
enabled by trump's lack of interest in the middle class.

Name: Hogger
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 05 August 2017

Hoggers 

Pay attention to your air pressure.  Been noticing a lot of these long
trains have been showing 92-95 on the rest and the break pipe is up
around 92. Been getting this kind of power alot. Call the mechanical
desk if you can't change it.  It's been slowly happening over the
last few months. I think they been ordered to slowly turn it up hoping
we won't notice to get ready for winter montbs. Bet your bottom dollar
it's an TH move.  Few says 90 pds for freight. PERIOD! Report this
crap!

Name: A Dispatcher
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 10-20 years
Posted: 05 August 2017

The company moving all the dispatchers back to Jax is going about as
smooth as everything ole HH is changing.  


I think they finally realized there are a lot more of us that aren't
moving down than they expected.  

Friday they contacted all 30 of the Huntington dispatchers that got
screwed over last year when they killed the division and asked if they
would be interested in coming back to dispatching.   Apparently each of
them in their own creative way told them NO.


Well the moves start on September 1st, although no one actually knows
who is supposed to show up that day because the company refuses to talk
to the union about it. 
So expect your dispatching to go downhill here soon.  You'll have a
bunch of people scrambling to be trained on desks  they've never
worked before.  And sometime soon they'll have to be a large influx of
brand new dispatchers hired and trained...  And we all know how much fun
that is

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: CSX Customer, for N/A
Posted: 05 August 2017

I reviewed railway maps of track in Canada. Very simple straight line of
track from east coast to west coast. And lines going into the USA.Then I
looked at railway map of,csx from  border in north east USA to south
coast of USA. It is quite the network of track. Complicated compared to
the tracks in canada. I can't see how Hh is going to streamline the csx
trains..I can't see his precision railroading work. Especially after
cutting all the experienced rail roaders. And think he is going to
improve customer service. I will be watching this,gong show and I'm
saying Hh will fail.

Name: Hunters lungs 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 04 August 2017

http://jacksonville.com/business/2017-08-04/csx-unions-not-happy-ceo-harrison-s-letter-or-changes

Name: Zack Jones
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years
Posted: 04 August 2017

Attention all Employees:

Fuck your Unions and the NTBS and the FRA.

We run this Railroad not the Goverment and
or those lousy Unions.

Pick your lousy lazy butts up and start working faster

Zack Jones
Labor relations
CSXT
Jacksonville, Fl

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 04 August 2017

Ten mile an hour track ,now that is procision railroading. Wonder if he
will spend any money extending sidings. He lengthened the train in
Canada smart thing to do. But works in nice weather. But on cold days
forty below. Nothing but air pressure problems. And broken knuckles. !

Name: Les A. Sack
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 04 August 2017

Dear HH;
My name is Les Sack and I am a retired UP Manager of Operating
Practices with only 32 years of service. I only have a high school
diploma from South High School in
Bakersfield, California and I used to test train crews on EFFICIENCY on
the UP with
that loser UP asslicker, Chad Wilbourn.

He taught me the UP way of lying and cheating and out right screw the
train crew's. Chad was a piece of shit MOP in Salinas, California. He
is now a Vice President of Operations, Southern Region.
Please give us a job. I know csx is going to merge with UP.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 04 August 2017

Fis and Cunter

I think it's because blet is in negotiations with that sorry old man
on hourly wage.

Name: Dutch
E-mail: jazenujazen@gmail.com
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 04 August 2017

Speaking of trains getting larger, I ran one from Cincinnati to Somerset
22000/15000 last week.  They have all doubled in the past few months. 
Tracks are full of 10mph S/O as well and have been for months.  It's
bad on this side to fellas.  We seem to follow suit of CSX around the
central division, or whatever it's called now since the merger.

Name: Investors
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 04 August 2017

Good bye Hawthorne yard. No reason for your existence. Small industries
around the belt and few transfer jobs don't fill the pockets. It's
all chump change. Over head and maintenance cost aren't worth it.
Replace you with new intermodal contracts. No need to go to that hole
up on the hill. People around the belt won't miss you either. Let a
shortline annoy the residence of Indy. It has enough makeup to sell
now.  Come on Hunter.  Quit stalling and get it done.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 04 August 2017

Article on the Sreet says 40 per Cent of shippers went to nsc. I'm an
investor and glad I did not buy csx. Take those numbers to the board
Hh. It is more important to sell off assets than to service your bread
and butter customers. What a stradagy Hh your in the shipping business
moron. Treat your remaining customers that way and your doomed

Name: Dong Bageley
E-mail: Dong_Bageley@csx.com
Employed as: M of W, for 10-20 years
Posted: 04 August 2017

Why is it that the bridge clerk for Nashville Division was taken out of
service because he has cancer. He has had thyroid cancer treatment and
lung cancer treatment at MD Anderson. He worked in the office and not
on the a bridge. Hunter is on full time oxygen. Never had a required
CSX physical and he should never have been an employee. What a double
standard!

Name: Informer
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 04 August 2017

Here's the number for Hunter Harrison's office:

904-359-1060

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years
Posted: 04 August 2017

So far, it sure looks like\seems, the big-shots only care about big
$$$$$ short term.  Stay tuned everyone.....

Name: chad wilbourn
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 04 August 2017

dear hunter harrison.  I will work for you and promise to screw over any
employees you want me to.  just know i have a fake degree from madison
university so i ain't two smart.

Name: cunterFagison
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 04 August 2017

I've been a Blet member since 1999.  My hat's off to SMART for their
statement to EH.   Somewhat disappointed in Blet's silence.  


I appreciate the customers rejections of Eh's statements also.

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

Local news 


Had 3 of my neighbors come by the house and ask me what was going on.
Saw it all over the news about avon  being shut down and wanted to know
how if I lost my job. Said they thought it was crazy and wanted to know
who came up with the decision.  Of course had to explain this precision
crap and HH. Everyone thinks he is nuts!  My neighbors are freaking out.

Name: Cool mo D
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 04 August 2017

Old shit Hunter or OSH  as he shall be called is running CSX like the
Democrats and Obama the Shit Head OSH did the U.S. for 8 lousy fucking
Years go on vacation Hunter you got 84 million you stole from CSX.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 03 August 2017

When hh took over cn there where more derailments in his time as CEO.
Than any time before, crew where forced to take power with no dynamic
brake in the mountains train went over embankment killed one. Injured
the other.
Crew with two units collapsed old tressal both died. Hh lied about
bridge inspection. On and on well he was on the news on a regular
bases. He drew a lot of heat from the public and government. And was
told to get his act together by government. This man has no morals at
all. I worked under this prick four 4.5 years. I pray every day that
karma gets him good before he dies.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Engine repair, for 10-20 years
Posted: 03 August 2017

Hh is done! He came to csx thinking he was going to change everything
but that dumb f**k is so far out of his league here that he has no idea
what we can do to this dumb ass! So bring it on Bitch! You an't seen
shit.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 03 August 2017

Little big horn,general Custered slash and burn and kill. Well the
Indian warriors showed  general Custer what can happen when people band
together,they killed General Custered. Now battles are faught in
courtrooms and board rooms. What is more important ? The well being of
Hh ego or the company.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 03 August 2017

Government not a roadblock? Tell that to the federal and state officials
watching the burning rail cars in Hyndman!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 03 August 2017

Hunters biggest road block is the government. You are all dreaming if
you think that having trains twice as long with one crew member. Can't
see it happening from a safety issue to public.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 03 August 2017

He didn't get a letter but one man crew is coming .

Name: Blue's nightmare
E-mail: They'll call meBlue
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 03 August 2017

Blue,  Don't get mad if we go to a one man crew and your fat ass has a
heart attack and  your TRUSTED CONDUCTOR isn't there to help you! Hope
the 65.00 an hour saves your life.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 03 August 2017

Hh does not run the railroad you employees do. Without you people Hh is
nothing. His fear campaign is all he has and he knows it. When there is
labour trouble. There are not enough managers to run the show. He is
running management ragged now. Soon he will have to install meth
dispensor for them So they can work twenty hours a day. They will burn
out go on stress leave etc. Come contract time make your stand, it is
your future. Don't put yourself at risk and take short cuts or break
rules. Company likes that. But if something happens they will hang you.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 03 August 2017

Hh has you under the gun, making you feel desperate. Don't sell your
soul for bread crumbs .wait and go on strike that way you have some
leverage.

Name: Shove this contract
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 03 August 2017

Just received letter carrier is offering 27.30/hr. 3% increase every
year for life on contract .With insurance remaining the same till
2021.
3extra pl days and mandatory 5-2 schedule.  100% availability each
quarter receive 25 shares, abolishment of caps with 1 sick day every
28, no personal business or union mark offs fri-mon unless there is an
investigation.   48.50/hr if we agree to run  one man trains. If and
when the carrier decides to.

If this is true it sucks! 27.30 per hour is less than we make now, 3%
increase per year doesn't keep up with inflation, insurance the same
for 4 years (gee thanks) 3 extra pl days per year wow a $600 value! 5-2
schedule take it or leave it I guess. $50 per share x 25 shares wow a
$1250 value every 3 months for the few that are available 100% Caps, I
can mark off 3 days in a row now then get my points back, once allowed
every 28 days what if I need to be sick for 3 days in a row? Who wants
personal business Tuesday Wednesday or Thursday? One man crews goodbye
railroad cause it ain't gonna work! 
P.S. 3% of $27.30 is 82 cents, wow what a raise. I guess I can use that
raise for my boots and hi-vis crap.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 03 August 2017

Lack of maintance puts public and employees in danger. Money not safety.
I hope government inspector are on to this. Before there is a disaster.
Like in Quebec. Canada where 47 people died and wiped out most of the
town. From exploding tank cars. One man crew who they arrested and are
blaming. Google it you will see the horror.

Name: Aaa
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 03 August 2017

Yes there will be cuts in m of w. They are already short handed. There
is going to be cuts in every department.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 03 August 2017

Most companies to make profit,increase there customer base and service
to the customers. They increase staff with the new business. Hh treats
the customers as they don't matter..a smart man retains his repeat
customers and signs up more. Well Hh can only lose a number of
customers and only sell off so much till the company is just a small
portion it once was.  It will take millions of dollars to repair
neglected track and equipment. That the next CEO will have to deal with

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 03 August 2017

Be made aware there will be no maintance on anything the railway has. Hh
will lay off more maintance people. The tracks, equipment might get
fixed when it is broken. After he is gone csx can find the money that
should of been spent all along. But maintance cuts into Hh, bottom line
folks. Wait and see him pocket the maintance and project money. He laid
off 600 track workers at prime time to fix rails at cp.

Name: Wax
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 03 August 2017

People like that Blue is what is wrong with the workforce. Too worried
about themselves and don't care about their coworkers. They would
rather cut someones throat over $1 than vote it down.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 03 August 2017

Blue & anyone else that would ever agree to vote for that have to be
among the most foolish, ignorant, dumbest, stupid morons ever........

Name: Aaa
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 03 August 2017

Cunterfagison...I said that earlier and they didn't believe me.

Name: Blue
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 03 August 2017

485 lol   

$65.00 per hour and me and the rest of the operators vote 1 man crews
today.

Name: Tellthetruth
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 03 August 2017

Thank you SMART-TD General Chairmen for sticking up for us!!!!

http://www.myutubo.com/News.html



Mr. E. Hunter Harrison
President and Chief Executive Officer
CSX Transportation, Inc.
500 Water Street
Jacksonville, FL 32202

Dear Mr. Harrison,
The undersigned General Chairmen are deeply disturbed by comments you
made to CSX customers in a letter, widely distributed in the media,
pertaining to the “push back” and “resistance” of employees that you
allege are the root of service disruptions. Although your accusations
did not specify labor at the ballast level, the impression is that
contract labor is responsible for the service disruptions.

The Organization refuses to accept responsibility for service
disruptions that negatively affect the customers when we have no input
on operational changes. We receive minimal and, in most cases, no
communication from any department about the significant changes being
implemented almost daily. We have a proven track record in this
industry for promoting changes that benefit our members and the
company. The undersigned have repeatedly requested to be involved in
the “new plan”, but have been ignored. If you recall, our support and
advice was offered directly to you on the conference call held May 12,
2017. 

Our members, the ballast line employees, rightfully take your comments
as a personal attack on their professionalism. Your letter was a kick
to the gut and a severe blow to their morale. They have worked through
numerous operational challenges and changes to their work routines.
Despite harsh treatment, furloughs and repeated violations of their
collective bargaining agreements, it has not deterred the employees
from fulfilling their duties. If anything, our members are “pushing
forward” even though management is providing limited guidance and
resources.

As a reminder, our members are dedicated career employees and also
stockholders with a vested interest in the direction of the company. To
suggest contract employees would intentionally disrupt operations
misleads the general public and insults the integrity of our crafts.
This Organization will not allow our members to serve as an excuse for
management’s inability to communicate and execute your ‘precision
scheduled railroading’.

In the future, alleged issues related to the performance of labor
should be addressed with the undersigned General Chairmen.

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

Most everyone will want to and should be able to see/read/review said
letter.  $48.50 per hr. to operate trains one man only = nuts. 
$485.00 per hr. may be considered.

Name: Kip
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 03 August 2017

Just received letter carrier is offering 27.30/hr. 3% increase every
year for life on contract .With insurance remaining the same till 2021.
3extra pl days and mandatory 5-2 schedule.  100% availability each
quarter receive 25 shares, abolishment of caps with 1 sick day every
28, no personal business or union mark offs fri-mon unless there is an
investigation.   48.50/hr if we agree to run  one man trains. If and
when the carrier decides to.

Name: cunterFagison
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 20-30 years
Posted: 03 August 2017

Update

E has just scrapped that plan.  Avon is going to remain open and run at
full capacity as a flat switch yard.   Hawthorne after all the money
dumped into is going to turn into Caskey.  As of 1330 but with this
crazy old man it may change by his next dialysis.

Name: UPDATE!
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 03 August 2017

NEWS FLASH!

The evil genious known as Hunter Harrison have once again pulled one
off and did it in style. By closing down the diesel shop and cutting
the fueling/prepping staff to the bare nubs, along with closing down
90% of avon yard (located in Indianapolis Indiana) he has managed to
not only cut this months electric bill in half, but the cost of
overhead for the month as well. In the meantime he used his precision
railroading plan for an excuse to upgrade the CSX Hawthorne yard for  a
buyers market. The run down yard and buildings were not of any real
interest to any short line railroads but with the track improvements
and new structures it is now a buyers markets. With buildings for
maintenance and the ability to fuel engines along with a crew building
the short lines are now turning an eye to the property.   The INRD
would be the best investor in the property as they already have
business out of Indianapolis and are partnered with the CN in an
already booming Intermodal business. The belt around Indianapolis has
always been a thorn in CSX's side and Hunter will have no problem
giving that business away. 

This is why Hunter is known as the king of railroading. He knows how to
turn a profit and bamboozle everyone along the way.

Hope he make a fortune on the property at Hawthorne. Now, if he really
is the king as Progressive railroading has always claimed, he will
strike a deal with the buyer. Maybe even lease it with usage rights and
profit sharing.  Great yard for more Intermodal business with the
INRD/CN!

Name: cunterfagison
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 20-30 years
Posted: 03 August 2017

“Service has declined to the point that it appears CSX is trying to
drive my plant out of business. I have missed customer orders and been
forced to idle my plant numerous times due to failure to get service.
The only answers we get are basically, ‘That’s tough. Get used to it.’
The situation is untenable, and I am actively looking to switch my
business elsewhere wherever possible, as soon as possible.”


another company said that precision rr is costing his company thousands

Name: cunterfagison
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 20-30 years
Posted: 03 August 2017

http://www.ble-t.org/pr/news/headline.asp?id=47309


What a Jack Wagon

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 03 August 2017

All you eager beaver managers, that are running around putting in all
those extra hours. Being salaried employees,you might get a bonus. But
you should really check with the pention department to see if the extra
hours you are working if it is getting credited to your pention.the guys
doing the last five years is where it really counts. Up hear in the
north I worked many hours over forty hour week. Got no credit added to
pention.

Name: Aaa
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 03 August 2017

YM and TM received their abolishment notices this morning. M of W crews
in hawthorne are getting ready to be sent over there as well.

Name: tm
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 03 August 2017

Aa


NOT!  look for avon to be sold to a shortline. That's why they are
cleaning up the yard. Been talking about selling Hawthorne to the INRD
for the last 10 years,  Did you know csx owns over 50 % of the INRD? 
Just putting money back into their own stock funds. 

Of course , as usual, its all Railroad gossip and rumors!  No one knows
anything but HH and his investment company and they AINT TALKING

Name: Aaa
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 03 August 2017

Look for Hawthorne yard to be closed and sold to shortline. There is a
lot of ties and rail getting ready to be installed in avon.

Name: Wax
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 03 August 2017

A 5psi increase let's you know the brakes have released.

Name: Hogger
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 03 August 2017

Other 

Not defending any one from not doing a class one air brake test right,
but once you have had the air pressure up to 75 or more on the rear and
flow below 60 and you have done your set and release you can leave the
yard with less on the rear. Its not necessary to have 75 pds on the
rear to leave. You already had 75 when you did the class one test. Read
your rules before you say something to an official that sounds like you
are an idiot. There are air brake and train handling rules for starting
a train and they are black and white. "Allow sufficient time for air
brakes to release".  Doesn't say anything about having 75 on the rear
or the flow below 60 again. Its up to the hogger to decide if he feels
his air brakes have released and he needs to wait longer before
departing.

Pay more attention to the other crap they are violating out on the line
of road. Like illegal roll by inspections when picking up cars on line
of road. TM's have been following crews around and rushing them. Been
making them skip a full inspection of both sides of the train before
doing a roll by. That law hasn't changed.  Also running trains without
proper clearance bureau messages and no paper work for engineers on
tonnage weight and load empties. 
Turn off the PTC AND THE TO if you aren't given the proper info in
writing. If they give you info over the radio call the PTC help desk
and the TO desk and report who and when they told you the info.
Both departments have made it very clear.

IF YOU PUT UNDOCUMENTED INFO INTO THE PTC OR THE TO AND THE PROGRAMS
HANDLE THE TRAIN INCORRECTLY WHICH RESULTS IN DERAILMENT OR BROKEN
KNUCLES OR DRAWBARS YOU WILL BE HELD FULLY RESPONSIBLE FOR THE DAMAGE!
DO NOT MAKE UP/GUESS THE INFORMATION DISENGAGE AND REPORT IT TO THE
PROPER DEPARTMENT.  
CSX's inability to provide paper work for your pickup is not your
fault nor it it your responsibility for make a million phone calls to
get or nor do the work of the YM or TM. Cover your ass and turn the
programs off!

Name: Cool mo D
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 03 August 2017

Well it's official Hunter and his clan couldn't run a train around a
Christmas tree and get it from point A to point B with out fucking it
up.    
CSX has a new motto: FUCK IT MAY AS WELL TRUCK IT

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 03 August 2017

Sounds like Hh is in panick mode. He thinks bringing in a bunch of yes
men are going to fix the problems. Steel wheels don't move on there
own. Fill out those fra reports. Like when they want you to leave the
yard without proper air brake pressure. I heard tm say it can charge up
on the road. Or leave the yard under protest if you like but get moving
or else. That's what we put up with. In canada!

Name: Pushback
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for 30+ years
Posted: 03 August 2017

FYI for anyone concerned:
For FRA Regions 1-6 that cover CSX Territory,
https://www.fra.dot.gov/app/violationreport
(This link is to report safety violations) Overall, it is safe to give
info on this site, without fear of retaliation from CSX!

U.S. Surface Transportation Board (USSTB)
Mailing address: STB, 395 East Street Southwest, Washington, D.C.
20423-0001
General info: 202-245-0245
Office of Public Assistance, Government Affairs, and Compliance:
1-202-245-0238
(They will keep things confidential, also safe to call them!)

National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB)
Eastern Regional Office: 571-223-3930 (Covers most of CSX)
Central Office covers; Ohio, Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Louisiana.
(Safe to call)

CSX Ethics Hotline: 800-737-1663 (Not safe to call)
TellCSX: 1-877-TellCSX (Not safe to call)
CSXConnect: 1-800-633-4045 (Not safe to call)
ALL CSX lines are recorded, and have caller ID. If you wish to remain
anonymous and employed, do not fuck with these lines!!!!! Good luck
guys!!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 03 August 2017

Layoffs started in the signal department today. These guys were supposed
to be safe until 2018 putting in PTC. All of a sudden today with no
warning they are done with the project. They were allotted a budget and
the guys think it was cut short to pay for HH's 300 million pay
package. No one is safe!!

Name: still counting
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 02 August 2017

Avon-Hawthorne

The place is crawling with new Tm's and supervisors from Florida and
elsewhere. WATCH YOUR BACKS. Right now they are swamped with all the
crap HH has created at avon but when things don't look like they are
happening as  fast as HH had planned, the retaliation is going to hit
the fan. We can hear the old man yelling..."OFF WITH THEIR HEADS!"
Its going to get real ugly. Don't think for one moment that any of you
will stop the ego maniac from doing as he has planned. He will not let
up. He will change you or break you. His comment to the STB to go
f....k themselves and they wont tell him how to run HIS RAILROAD should
show all of you what level his mentality is at. This old man is no
different than Tony Ingram or Dave Brown was. Both of them always
bragged that CSX was their railroad.  They all forgot that each and
every one of us who own stock are owners of this railroad. We are all
investors. We may not have a seat on the board but we have the power to
influence it.  There is also a confidential number you can call and
report problems to the STB! You can inform them of any customer you
know that is not getting serviced properly and is having problems
because of it.  This is not HIS RAILROAD!  It belongs to all of us.
Lets not let him ruin it for everyone who has had their lives invested
in it for years!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 02 August 2017

To the managers you are under hunters spell to treat the employees like
shit. And hunter warrants your behaviour.But remember hunter is not
there for long and you might be. And karmas a bitch. The employees can
make or break your career in the future. So treat people like you want
to be treated. I have witnessed managers quit there jobs,because they
refused to treat the employees the way Hh wanted them to. This took
place at cn and cp. Do what is right.

Name: Trump
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 02 August 2017

The numbers don't lie.

http://www.railroadpm.org/home/RPM/Performance%20Reports/CSX.aspx

E.H.H. You're Fired!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 02 August 2017

we the employees that plan a career at csx for next thirty five years.
Would like all our pay in advance. About three million dollars. There
will be no guarantees that we will be at work full time. Or our
performance might not be as company expects. Please know if we are not
productive employees. That it is the managements fault. Tables turned.
Rediculas how Hh sucked in board of directors.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 02 August 2017

The. CHarts I looked at today for csx stock is sell right across the
board. Revenues down lots of bad media. All pointing get out before you
loss your investment. If you like csx buy it after it tanks.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 02 August 2017

Lets take CSX back by buying up their stock.
https://www.facebook.com/TakeCSXBack/

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 02 August 2017

Management would like to inform employees. That Csx revenues are down to
the loss of valued customers. We would appreciate you do not have a lock
on your personal lockers as we will be searching all lockers. We are
looking for anything of value to sell,we have to use any measure to
sell off what we can to try prop. Up share prices. Thank you from new
sheriff at csx hh

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 02 August 2017

Csx stock 48.14 now that hipe is over that the new sheriff in town Hh.
The over valued stock is starting to get closer to real value. With
loss of customer revenues the they predict the stock will be bearish
for some time.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 02 August 2017

A word of caution,if csx brings in managers from out of town. They are
head hunters looking for any little thing to pull you out of service.
Did this at cn and cp it is hunters fear campaign that he denies doing
to employees. We caught them parked on hill etc with there cameras also
they are pretty crafty. Dead weight on pay these spies are.

Name: bluegill
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 02 August 2017

I believe Brewer is his favorite yard.

It's one of a few yards even he can manage.  Of course a chimp could
run a handful of tracks.

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

Jesus....man it's bad people 


Came into Avon and took shit out of people's lockers who didn't have
locks on them and threw it on the floor. Some guys just didn't have
locks.  This is fu....ked up man. There wasn't one single notice to
clear out any lockers just to register your locker number with the
supervisors. There was no deadline to clean them out.  How much shit is
going to get stolen. How about people on vacation or on their off days
and don't know what happened! can the frickin disrespect for
employee's get any worse with this company. This shit is getting out
of hand.  Get off your asses UTU AND BLET.

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

T&E 

As of now 42 job positions have been abolished at avon yard on the
greatlakes division. Expect some errors in job placement for engineers
who are on the bid system. Crew management has not been fully briefed
on the situation and will be calling crews to work areas they are not
qualified. When you are called please be patient. You can help by
explaining the situation and having them make entries in your employee
history as to where you are qualified to work. Becoming angry will not
help anyone. They are in the dark as is everyone else in corporate
headquarters as to the magnitude of confussion this will cause. Hang in
there and give it time to settle down. We are all in this boat together.
Let's try to keep the water's calm.

Name: Guardian dog
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 02 August 2017

customers,

We employees would like to apologize for the shoddy treatment you have
received of late. Although eugene, ole horse theif as we call him,
blames us I ve no doubt no one is actually fooled by his deception nor
deceit. Facts are a guy name Paulie Halia has hijacked csx. brought in
fellow robber and you and the stock holders are being cheated.  Eugene
has fired all 8 dividion managers and thheir asdistants. all chiefs.
all assistants. all terminal superintendents. many employees and
dispatchers. truth is everyoneis trying to save their terminal. crews
are working 12+ hours wirhout breaks. then eugene lies. 
lastly, eugene, we are not your fing troops. you are not a general this
is not a mission. remember that little thing called the Vietnam
conflict. the one you failed to enlist for. at age 20. 
patience customers. eugenes days here are numbered. their isa jail cell
waiting him paulie Ackerman and possibly bezos.

Name: bluegill
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 02 August 2017

Brewer Yard?

I figured that dump would be bulldozed down.   That place needs a YM
and or TM like EH needs another Yes Man.

Name: Cool mo D
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 02 August 2017

Blame me and all my coworkers for the mess on csx well from all of us to
Mr Harrison goes a big FUCK YOU. I hear Hunter is going on undercover
boss. FYI he's the one with the air tank.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 02 August 2017

Well if Hh is at his ranch house or in fancy hotel.  With lawsuits bad
media government letters customers leaving. He must just be waiting for
his next shot of morphine. To make it all go away,this is his reality.
He knows he.cant keep blaming employees and public knows he is a lier.
He knows now that he should not of touched csx was a big mistakes. I
bet the board of directors have benched him,and has vice running the
show. I bet an announcement will come out soon that hh is done calling
the shots.from what I have read csx is in free fall. The board knows
the Hh game is up. They have to know that his plan will not work. Once
you lose your best customers time to say good night hunter.  Nice try.

Name: ExCSX
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 01 August 2017

Murray Energy files 2 lawsuits against CSX.

http://www.wearewvproud.com/story/36024948/murray-energy-furthers-action-against-csx-transportation

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

People hate him because everywhere he's gone massive amount of job
reductions and property sell offs happen.

To put this in perspective - in the 5 years he was at CP over 6,000
people lost their jobs. The company now employs about 11,000 people, so
that's roughly 40% of his work force that was eliminated. Was some of
that work waste? Yes. But no company has 40% of their work force doing
nothing. Railroads also own a lot of land - they need it. Expansion is
necessary at some point and land is the one thing they don't make more
of. At CP he sold nearly all their idle holdings and then gave the
profits of those sales to the share holders. People from CN say he did
the same thing their and once he was gone the new management had one
hell of a time managing their business as he had more or less
bankrupted it, didn't hire properly, etc

As someone currently in the railroad I can shed some light on some
things. He puts massive bonuses on bosses finding ways to lay people
off. I can't list many other things he's done but the list would be
long. The short of it is he makes a lot of money for share holders
while annihilating his work force to do it. The rich love him and hail
him as the greatest railroader ever. The real railroader see what he
actual does and despise him

Name: cunterfagison
E-mail: dontunplugme.com
Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 01 August 2017

I'll fire every operating craft employee in the field.  You no good
sons of bitches are to blame for the stand still of freight. 
circumcision railroading is 100% fool proof.  It worked in Canada on a
linear RR.  It can work a little further south.  Al myy yess men agre
wit mee.   I ned oxygin now!   I only use it for a slight cough. It
helps me because I'm running on pure adrenaline I've never felt
better.  I can't be stopped.  I'm setting up an onsite hospital in
HQ.  Equipped with monitors to keep an eye on the troops.  I'll crush
the Rebellion.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 01 August 2017

Most of my life I had compassion for a person that was sick. But this
man will take away people's futures,with no gradatude to the men an
women that built the company up. His greed for himself and investors.
Is disgusting to the human race.

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

We advise all csx employees to be patient. We have adjusted hunters
oxygen levels. Now we have been trying to adjust morphine doses threw
out the day. He has nodded off from the morphine on many times of the
day. So he will only be available at certain times of the day for
statements to media. We are are trying to find the,I feel like god dose
when he has to appear before people.  And major desitions will be made
about CSX future. This is the highest point in my career hunter has
reported.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 01 August 2017

Switching worked well before hh. You cannot reason with self serving
narcissistic personality. You are right about switching to service
customers. But it is not in hh failure plan. Customer complains confirm
that. When I started my rr career many years ago. The message was serve
the customer. Do your best we do not want to lose customer to
competition. The customer is first and right to continue there
business. No customers no work or pay check.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 01 August 2017

After Hh cuts employees so deep that he can't get crews. And management
have to run trains. And there tickets are not up to date. And there is
derailment and worst case loss of life. The law suits will be huge. The
media will have field day. Hh is setting himself up for disaster.

Name: Troop
E-mail: Ah ishh push it
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 01 August 2017

Hunter blames the employees pushing back for his system not working,
wtf? When we were humping we got more freight processed in 6 hours and
got quits. Now we work twice as long and can't get half the customers
serviced. Here's an idea, it ain't working because it's a stupid
fucking idea so revert back to how it was and see the improved quality
of service.

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

Thank you SMART

John Risch, a spokesman for the transportation division of the SMART
Union, which represents CSX operations employees, said "significant
delays" had been caused by Harrison's changes, such as doubling the
size of trains and shutting down hump yards where a freight train's
cars are separated onto different tracks.

"No one is more to blame for CSX's service disruptions than the man
who ordered the dramatic changes to operations and that's Hunter
Harrison," Risch said by email.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 01 August 2017

Cp and the union had to bring in extra arbitration people to hear all
the cases dismisal case and every other grievences. Well on judgement
day the union won most of grievences. Hunter got up when he heard the
news on his way out the room he said he is not paying for grievences.
Guess what happened he paid every one. I got two checks for my
grievences. The arbitrator said most of the dismissals should never of
happened. Again the only weapon he has is to fire people for nothing.
He is just giving employees paid vacation. And I also got check from
insurance. Bring it on hunter.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 01 August 2017

He got promoted

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 01 August 2017

Retired cp employee my last four years was under Hh. Pulled out of
service twice returned to service both times with back pay. Now that hh
plans are failing he want to beat up the back bone of the railway
employees. All he has is to pull employees out of service to send a
message across the board. This fixes nothing of the problems he is
facing with media and government. If you find yourself being pulled out
of service don't defend yourself to management . Just go home and
contact your union explain what happened. Get ahold of insurance and
start a claim. They will be pulling people out of service across the
system. Again it does not change the situation hh is in. They just have
to scramble to replace the people that are out. It's the domino effect.
Just comply you will be made whole in the end. Media is hh biggest fear.
Because his colours are exposed. And it gets share holders and board of
directors thinking. The mess he is creating the board knows they will
have to fix in the end. Hang in there brothers and sisters.

Name: HH
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 1-10 years
Posted: 01 August 2017

In regards to blaming crews for my failures. 
"If those pesky crews would stop closing yards and hump terminals and
bottlenecki ng everything, customers would get their cars. We wouldnt
be losing customers to NS and trucking companies. The pesky crews
demand 2 mile+ trains with set off and picks up along route. They
refuse to have enough power to run trains and demanded I put engines in
storage. They've ran off all the management with their fear tactics.
They want to keep everything secret until it happens without notifying
anybody about whats going on. Theyre not wanting to pay more in health
insurance and give up rights to help the greater good of this company
and help pay my salary and bonus."

So yes, I do blame the crews because if I had to run this railroad my
way......

Name: poe
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 01 August 2017

how the hell does one push back?  how can I do my part in resisting this
insanity?

how about some specifics old man.

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

Blet and Smart should condemn Harrison comments on the "Push back of
the Troops"   

The Union shouldn't let comments like this go unanswered Nor should
the customer accept a lame response.

Name: Hunterisascumbag
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 01 August 2017

HUNTER IS LIKE DONALD TRUMP IN A LOT OF WAYS . BOTH ARE LYING PRICES OF
SHIT . THE MOST OBVIOUS IS THAT WHEN THINGS GO BAD OR HE GETS BAD PRESS
TRUMP BLAMES THE "FAKE MEDIA/FAKE NEWS/BIAS MEDIA" AND WHEN SOMETHING
GOES  RIGHT TRUMP TAKES ALL THE CREDIT,  EVEN THOUGH HE PROBALY HAD
NOTHING TO DO WITH IT. NOW HUNTER TAKES CREDIT WHEN HIS "PERCICION
RAILROADING" WORKS AND WHEN IT GOES BAD "THE TROOPS ARE PUSHING
BACK" THE EMPLOYEES  FAULT. THIS IS NO SUNRISE TO ME. THIS MAN WILL
DIE WITH A SMILE ON HIS FACE KNOWING HOW MANY PEOPLE HAS SCREWED OVER
THE YEARS FOR THE ALL MIGHT DOLLAR. SOME ONE NEEDS TO SIT DOWN WITH A
REPORTER AND SET THE RECORD STRAIGHT ABOUT WHY THINGS HAVE MELTED DOWN.
I HAVE 20 PLUS YEARS NOW STARTING WITH CONRAIL AND OVER TO CSX AT SPLIT
DATE AND I THINK ABOUT QUITTING THIS SHIT HOLE EVERY DAY CAUSE OF THIS
SCUMBAG HARRISON.

Name: Ou812
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years
Posted: 01 August 2017

Guess his old man never taught him that "force creates resistance"
Keep pushing d***head......your self right out to the curb. You screwed
with the wrong RR.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 01 August 2017

Once Hh is just a bad memory all the people laid off will slowly be
recalled to work. The training you have is your ace in your pocket. Csx
just can't go to pool hall and hire new people. Takes years for them to
get training and at big cost. Was laid off nine times in thirty five
year career. Seen all this before you people will get it back.

Name: Phil Logan
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 01 August 2017

Just heard on the Baltimore division Eugene has managers (the Michael
Jordan's of railroading he brought in from the CN)who have disguised
themselves as t&e and are firing crews. Got two crews and a yardmaster
out of service.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 01 August 2017

Ok folks once HH is gone from Csx. The management will have to hit the
reset button. And start rebuilding csx back to what it was. Profitable
and customer friendly. He is the  road block. His greed his fame. That
is history,this man has taken so much from Canada and USA.  Shame on
you hh

Name: Ou812
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years
Posted: 01 August 2017

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-csx-disruptions-idUSKBN1AH4OV

HAHAHA! What a piece of shit!
The jackwagon can't even admit that his system is a total joke

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 01 August 2017

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwiJvqfNt7bVAhVM_4MKHeAxB8MQqUMIKDAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.reuters.com%2Farticle%2Fus-csx-disruptions-idUSKBN1AH4OV%3Fil%3D0&usg=AFQjCNHT_Oj-wUu2UvVR072-Yg7gtmVJfA

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

csx stock price, csx news, csx rumors, csx Harrison
 
Harrison using the men for an escape goat for idiotic operations.  We
all know your suffering from oxygen deprivation.

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

Great attribute of a leader.  Is one who accepts responsibility.  Good
or bad.  

If that old fuck won Railroader of the year.  He wouldn't give thanks
to the men for their long hours and sweat.   But he'll pass the
negative on down the line.

A man can't be trusted when he doesn't take responsibility for their
actions.

Name: catfish
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for 30+ years
Posted: 01 August 2017

Surprise Surprise!!!


Edwenna is blaming the men again for his failures.

CSX Chief Executive Hunter Harrison in a letter to the railroad’s
customers apologized for mounting service issues, citing the rapid pace
of operational changes he has implemented and blaming employees who have
“pushed back” against those changes

Name: other
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years
Posted: 01 August 2017

Crews

Hunter is on his last leg of medication. He has had to double his meds
and is just about to lose his ability to breath without a machine. 

People wake up!  This is his last chance of trying to be the king of
Railroading. The more you fight his changes the more he is going to
buckle down and show you he will do what he says and what ever he
wants. He has nothing left. He is going to die of either lung failure
or heart failure. He also has a limited amount of oxygen provided to
his brain which will cause him to lose any sense of recognition.

His partners are just sitting back and waiting like vultures. He wont
last that long. The stress will take its toll on him. He just wants a
tomb stone that says he was the greatest railroad CEO in the world. 

He is no better than trump when it comes to his ego and his control
freak attitude.  Give it time. He will lose it to his illness.

Name: Jane
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 1-10 years
Posted: 01 August 2017

My son has worked for CSX for more than five years.  He has a wife and
family . He's a dedicated employee works very hard.  He would go in
anytime they call them anytime they need him working any kind of
weather so proud to work for the railroad . 

 We have lived in Avon for over 30 years and he grew up as we all have
loved the sound of the whistles coming from the Avon yard   When he was
fortunate enough to get a job over there it was truly a blessing for him
and for all of us to know that he had a great job.   After all it's the
railroad right ?   Who would've thought that someone would come in and
destroy all these jobs who would've thought that after all these years
of waking up in the morning to hearing the whistles that the sound of
the silence would be so deafening.   All I have to say is it sad that
they just didn't care about the jobs and The community itself because
of greed pure greed sad

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 31 July 2017

If Hunter Harrison did tell his lower staff "F#$K the Surface
transportation board, theyre not telling him how to run his railroad"
someone might want to have him call Bill Gates....the richest man in
the world...and let him explain how it works in the United States when
you run awry of the government. Like you know "eh"...this aint canada
"eh"

Name: investor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years
Posted: 31 July 2017

LET THE BALL GAME BEGIN!


First pitch. The STB sent a letter out to Harrison on July 27th
requesting weekly briefings with their department heads.


Second pitch. Harrison informs lower staff that the STB can go F*%#@8K
themselves. They are not going to tell him how to run his railroad.


Third pitch...... still waiting in the stands to see how the STB is
going to react to this blatant "I'm god and Im not answering to you
or anyone"!

Stay tuned for further broadcast from the box!

Name: UP Hunter Harrison
E-mail: conductor@upee.com
Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years
Posted: 31 July 2017

Hunter Harrison and his financial backers are pursuing a hostile
takeover of the Union Pacific. The Team presented a proposal to UP'S
Board of Directors, and described how inept the current management team
is. And that is due in part, to UP's CEO unwillingness to eliminate
10,000 employees, and an acceptance of all liability for running drug
trains out of Mexico!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 31 July 2017

Message to all you managers, after all union employees have been cut to
the bone. You will be picking up the slack. No dead wait sitting in the
office with your nice clean suit..you will be cleaning cabs for train
crews switching. You name it,be prepared to spend a majority of your
time at work adding value to the company.  Your glory days are long
gone fellas. You will learn railroading all over again. You will be
fast tracked in operations of all train movement etc.  Your salaried
for a reason csx will get there monies worth out of management. Any
complaining you will be fired and replaced with one phone call. You
have been warned.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 31 July 2017

My name is hunter Harrison,the customers will be treated like the
unionized employees. If you dought this look at past news articles of
when I was with cn and cp.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 31 July 2017

Well shares down again,today. Wonder if Hh will last till next board
meeting ,so he can explain why his plan is not working. Maybe he is to
busy setting up trust fund for the wife and daughter. The son in law is
just a shadow to the daughter, boy toy. They have never managed money.
Daddy did it all,maybe after all this we will see the Harrison family
on American greed show.

Name: Phil Logan
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 31 July 2017

Time to blame crews and deal with them...

To our valued customer, 

Over the past four months, CSX has been undergoing a tremendous amount
of change, including an operational transformation that will ultimately
result in better service to our customers. We’re not at the finish line
yet, but I’m personally writing you today to reaffirm our commitment to
working with you individually to ensure you receive the support you
require to meet your business needs. 

I think we can agree that more-reliable service and improved asset
utilization is a win-win for your business and ours. It is with these
intentions that we have focused our efforts – moving our customer’s
freight consistently, reliably and cost efficiently. 

The pace of change at CSX has been extremely rapid, and while most
people at the company have embraced the new plan, unfortunately, a few
have pushed back and continue to do so. This resistance to change has
resulted in some service disruptions. To those customers that have
experienced such issues, we sincerely apologize. As we move forward, we
will continue to address these internal personnel matters and our teams
have recommitted themselves to reaching out to those affected to work
through any service issues and resolve them as quickly as possible. 

Throughout our transformation, one thing that has remained constant is
our dedication to our customers and the great effort we put forth to
deliver the service you expect from CSX. Our operating and sales and
marketing teams are collaborating closely to better ensure you are
prepared for and work through any planned changes that may occur. I
will remain engaged in overseeing our customer service and
communications efforts, and appreciate your partnership and willingness
to also remain engaged. 

We value your business and thank you for the opportunity to be your
transportation provider. 

Sincerely, 

Hunter

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 31 July 2017

Similar has been posted before:
Big shots plan things for years in advance -- Employees, Unions,
Workers, always have to\get to, play catch-up. 

All the changes going on now, --  while National Rail Contracts are a
huge issue & a conservative US Administration & Congress is in place,
think that's just a coincidence?

Name: Old head
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 31 July 2017

Don't know what you spring chickens think you'll gain by hoping the
stock tanks. I've got my retirement in the bag. For those that are
celebrating the stock dropping,your a bunch of idiots with out a
future.  I've seen a lot of changes to this railroad in my time and
this too will pass but things aren't going to return to the way they
were. Get over yourself and move on. And another thing, for you cry
baby whiners giving information to the media and sniveling about this
company eliminating rules protecting your safety, go change your diaper
kid. Those are one less rule to get fired for, real railroaders look out
for one another and protect ourselves. We don't depend on a rule made
up by a idiot lawyer in Jacksonville that ain't never been around a
train.

Name: Pissed
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 31 July 2017

Why is it the unions aren.t sharing any information as to contract
talks. Absolutely nothing other than the gossip going on.  Funny how
neither web sight has any updates,guess we'll find out when they
finalize an agreement and tell us to vote on it or else. I'm referring
to direct bargaining and not national.  Was just reported trump
appointed not so friendly labor lawyers to the nrlb.  They need to act
quick and come up with something. Why are we paying all this money and
can't get an update.....

Name: Colie
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 31 July 2017

We are just white niggas out here now.
HH is the slave masta to us niggas!

Pos! Cracker. Fuck you SMART

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 31 July 2017

When hh took over first thing people got in mail code of conduct rules
no insider training etc. After using cp company jet for four years. He
sold it then leased his own jet to Cp for him to fly around and then
bill
Company. He was fracked spending lots of time in Palm Springs.  For
sure his passion to make csx more profitable is a put on. It's about
hedge fund,group and his circle. Will take all he can from csx. Any
failures will be blamed on unionized employees. And people eat that
shit up. Good thing is from his own mouth he is a short timer. Let's
hope.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: M of W, for 10-20 years
Posted: 31 July 2017

Is it possible harrison is purposefully crippling csx, all the while
making millions, to make it easier for another railroad to take it
over, like cp? I know it's a little crazy; but possible?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 31 July 2017

The network of track csx is much different than cn and cp. all the meets
transfers of trains. You do need experience on those runs. I here to
keep dwell times down he has trains pulling empties and bad order cars
all over the place. Well I think the government will step in and start
asking some hard questions on this mess. Hh can try brush them off. But
if customers have to lay  people off because they can't get timely
service. Phones are going to ring.

Name: Cool mo D
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 31 July 2017

CSX is a fucking mess,customers pissed off,employees pissed off people
being fired for doing there jobs. Would someone please switch dick
heads oxygen tank for nitrous oxide so he can have a laugh before he
kicks it. Damn

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 31 July 2017

What where the major share holders and board of directors thinking. Hh
avoids medical first red flag. And many more,real smart to load a half
dead ego maniac up with cash. I'm sure his focus is on csx when they
sponge bath him and lift him out of bed to get drugged up to make a
statement or two. To date how much revenue has been lost. What happened
to the customer is always right. Service is our business. New. Company
message,sit on your hand so we can figure out how to fuck things up
more. Don't yoknow Hh
Has a plan on days he can get about. Shareholder suckers,Hh conned you
good.

Name: Semi-conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 31 July 2017

The last car we humped in Avon was serial number FUQ 666

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Engine repair, for 10-20 years
Posted: 31 July 2017

We all need to keep the media involved! That is our only savior, All the
unions have sold us out , we can no longer count on them or trust them,
I'm saying every single craftsmen and teamster,  they have screwed us!
I'm hoping every railroad worker across the US see what is happening
because it soon will be coming to you also. We all need to unite!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 30 July 2017

Csx share under fifty bucks. Government and media asking questions now
to hunter and putting him on the hot seat. Next week should be
interesting. I will be watching csx stock.

Name: Jaybril
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 30 July 2017

Where the hell are the fu!#king unions?

He asked you Former LC and you shun the 

mofo!! Get off yer arses SMART and BLE.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years
Posted: 30 July 2017

CSX is in complete free fall. Outside of moving freight from point A to
point B, absolutely zero work has gotten done since December last year.
Growth projects - dead. Network upgrades - dead. Anything above needed
maintenance - dead. I know some folks in management that haven't been
in the office for months. Everyone is hiding out. Now our metrics for
servicing our customers are dead.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 30 July 2017

One thing you have in your corner, Csx employees. This animal hh is
going to die soon.the guy that takes over will run it like a business
again. And not sell it off like it is his personal property. Hang in
there employees. Have a hunter is dead  fund and have a big party when
he dies. We hate that prick in Canada and his side kick. Creel a Minnie
me hh.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 30 July 2017

Ok Hh just wants a lower operating ratio. He cut all human resource
dept. training people. Got rid of everything he could. If it used fuel,
and helped you at you job gone back to the Stone Age. Moving cars with
camel toe sticks.  Lunch rooms off limits. Once everything is gone and
he achieves his numbers. He is the hero. Then when he is gone. The
company has to rebuild and put people and equipment back in service. It
a one shot cash grab for him and shareholders.

Name: Ty
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 30 July 2017

Can you imagine this place with employees with less than 10 yrs
experience

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 30 July 2017

Cp is half the size ofCSX. The time Hh was here he killed 7000 jobs.

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

I'm hearing Monday they will shut the doors at Avon.

Name: Former LC
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 29 July 2017

Jinkem: that is an uninformed, ignorant foolish post.

Name: Jinkem
E-mail: Toilet wine
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 29 July 2017

We have been paying union dues all this time and now when we need them
where in the hell are they? They have no problem taking our money where
is our help. Our union is worthless. Even before Harrison our union
sucked, the union didn't fight to get you your job back when you got a
switch or hit a bumping block, the railroad brought you back because
they don't want to hire and train someone every time a 50 dollar
mistake was made. Do you know how much money that would cost csx if
they terminated everyone the first time they messed up? Not to mention
there would be very few people with more than 5 years of seniority. We
have the same union now that we had before Harrison but can't the
union get them back now? Because they never got you back to begin with,
the company was just more forgiving!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 29 July 2017

Just cause it's shiny doesn't mean it's gold. Could be fools gold !!!

Name: BLANK
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 29 July 2017

I can confirm that Avon is STILL HUMPING CARS. I can hear the damn
retarders right now.

Name: Sad
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 29 July 2017

Avon Yard officially shut down today.  That's approximately 800 jobs
now gone for our railroad brothers and sisters.  When are we going to
make a stand?  What are we waiting for?  Let's organize and make a
stand!

Name: Monitor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 29 July 2017

Precision!

Be very careful what your post. The post from under radar sounds a lot
like a post from management. This has happened several times over the
years when they are feeling threatened or names are being thrown out.
We haven't had a chance to look at the server location. Do not post
the names of industries that are not being served properly by the
company. This would allow other competitors to contact them and
possibly make better offers to take their business. Be very careful
that you do not cross the line in this area. Do not use any dates or
times that you were involved in any of these jobs or any times you have
witnessed poor service or failure to service the company. The company
moles that work at your yard/terminal will rat you out even if they do
not have proof. This will put a target on your back. Do not discuss
with anyone that you are posting on this site. YOU WILL BECOME A
TARGET. DO NOT TRUST ANYONE YOU WORK WITH. There are company moles in
every terminal and on every division. THIS IS A FACT. Don't be afraid
to post or be afraid to tell the truth just do it in a manner that it
can not be traced back to you or create a bidding war with competitors.
 You have obviously brought some heat down on someone. His threat was
subtle but clear. Most likely a supervisor who cant get his work done
in his area to satisfy the new KING of CSX!

Name: Lester Holt 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 29 July 2017

http://www.firstcoastnews.com/mobile/article/money/business/csx-boss-target-of-scolding-from-surface-transportation-board-in-washington/460255581
more news channels digging for dirt

Name: OTP
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years
Posted: 29 July 2017

“This service disruption has been way overplayed,” Harrison says. Out of
the 500 or so customers who provide 90 percent of CSX’s traffic, only
two could make the case that they have experienced a “major
disruption,” he says. - 

Please choose one -> He is -> a) delusional b) disconnected c) lying d)
lost his mind e) off the oxygen bottle f) all of the above

Name: Precision
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 29 July 2017

I doubt that you do. I've got 10 yrs seniority, I think I'm ok for
now. So are we supposed to cover it up while these assholes chase away
our customers? They are the reason you have a job. The shareholders and
the public deserve to know. Get your head out of your ass. They are
destroying our customer base. Oh no, be quiet so Hunter doesn't get
mad at us!

Name: worried
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 29 July 2017

Brothers


Has anyone been keeping tabs on what going on with our Union. I cant
get a straight answer from my LC and he keeps saying they aren't
giving them any info that is accurate.  It keeps changing every week
and they are in the dark as well. They also keep saying that there are
old rules still grandfathered from the old IDPAP policy like grace
periods and forgiveness rules but they wont give me anything in
writing.  Are we supposed to be contacting this smart committee at
their headquarters with complaints or get a lawyer and demand some
answers?  We got rights as union members per federal law to be given
this info and we aren't getting anything.  Any body got a number for a
good labor lawyer who knows the Federal Union laws.

Name: Bedreddin
E-mail: Oxy4sale.com
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 29 July 2017

Yes it is.   I bet the text didn't amount to shit.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 29 July 2017

Is hunter Harrison dead yet. Can't wait to hear that. Up in canada.
Don't light a match hunter!

Name: Hospice
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for 20-30 years
Posted: 29 July 2017

Why is it not legal for us to Strike but some bed Redding psychopath can
cause all this disruption?   

We all know this is deliberate.  I believe he should be thrown in
prison with all his cronies.

Name: Terminal
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 29 July 2017

IF ITS NOT BROKEN DONT FIX IT

Name: Precision
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 29 July 2017

Tyrone, 
That sounds about right. And meanwhile, on the inside, the company is
telling us that if we would've listened, they wouldn't have to treat
us like that.. I guess it's our fault for not having the dishes done
before Hunter got home...

Name: Tyrone
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for 10-20 years
Posted: 29 July 2017

Does anyone remember Mohammed Saeed al-Sahaf (aka "Baghdad Bob")?

Is he in charge of the stories on the CSX website?  It is all lollipops
and rainbows.  One of the top companies to work for, customers love CSX
and all these awards going out.

When I see all the spin on the company's website and truly knowing how
it is in the field, I relate it to an abusive marriage.  On the outside
everything is fine, but behind closed doors the husband is beating the
shit out of you.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 29 July 2017

Kcs is hiring 80 conductor spots. 40 are done with the Second class is
this fall. No crews  furloughed

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 28 July 2017

....Close most of your hump yards and then act surprised when dwell
times increase at gateway points on the periphery of your system
because nobody can figure out the new routings. Right.

"It's push back by the troops" Said, Edwin. T&E are fucking the
customers.  It's all their fault precision RRing not working.

Name: Concerned citizens 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years
Posted: 28 July 2017

"I think it would be a good thing to make everybody come before a
properly-appointed board, just as they might come before the income tax
commissioner, and say every five years, or every seven years, just put
them there, and say, “Sir, or madam, now will you be kind enough to
justify your existence?” If you’re not producing as much as you consume
or perhaps a little more, then, clearly, we cannot use the big
organizations of our society for the purpose of keeping you alive,
because your life does not benefit us and it can’t be of very much use
to yourself…. I appeal to the chemists to discover a humane gas that
will kill instantly and painlessly. In short, a gentlemanly gas –
deadly by all means, but humane not cruel."- George B. Shaw. This is
wgo our CEO looks up to and model's some part of him self after scary
stuff

Name: Precision
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 28 July 2017

Of course Hunter isn't going to respond to the comments in that article
because he wants the public to think it's just rumors. It's fact! And
as a matter of fact, alot of those same cars I told you about are still
parked everywhere while customers get no shipments. We went past
probably 40 or 50 autoracks today, loaded, sitting in a siding 70 miles
from where they go because all our other sidings are full of Willard
freight that they can't handle. 2 main in new castle has about 150
cars parked on it. There is a stone yard customer in Girard that
hasn't received his freight on a week, and there are probably 100 cars
for him parked in 5 different places. They are pissed and have called NS
for a quote. There is a cold storage place in Warren that handles french
fries for McDonald's, they are making arrangements to utilize another
facility where a different railroad can deliver to them. They received
a reefer car that sat so long, it ran out of fuel and damaged the whole
load. These are not rumors. There is a pipe manufacturer that gives us a
loaded train about once a week or so, we can't get their loads out and
their empties back to them because our yards and sidings are congested
with week (or two)old Willard freight. Again, not rumors. These aren't
small customers. Tell the truth Hunter.

Name: director
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years
Posted: 28 July 2017

ALL TRAIN AND ENGINE CREWS!!!!!

 Heads up to all crew employees who have been working long pools for
most of their careers. As of now the plan is to cut all long pools a
little at a time to see how few crews can be used to handle the
existing freight. Since most of you are working on self sustaining
pools it is suggested to make plans to be away from home until you can
get 6 or 7 starts. Some pools have already been eliminated in other
areas and more cuts are to come.  If your territory can not handle the
reduction in man power then trains will be doubled and blocked so they
can be swapped in route. If there is still a problem with man power
shortage in your territory then trains will be rerouted. Mark my word,
there will be a reduction in manpower. There will be future furloughs.
The format of precision railroading includes reducing the number of
trains run thus reducing the number of employees in the company.  Be
prepared to work long hours and getting called out as soon as you are
rested. If you need to be at home with your families then you might
consider taking a yard or local job. This may be your only option.

Name: ICU
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 28 July 2017

WTF

Thanks for pointing that out.  I for one had no idea most might not of.
 That shows what were dealing with.

Name: ICU
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 28 July 2017

This contradicts The STB's letter to CSX but I believe we all know
which to believe.

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=4&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwi8l67XqKzVAhWDyoMKHdUtAnwQqOcBCDcwAw&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.railwayage.com%2Findex.php%2Fblogs%2Fwilliam-vantuono%2Fhunter-harrison-responds-to-railway-age.html%3Fchannel%3D%26Itemid%3D491&usg=AFQjCNGta-2Dx78KGE9LlvL5d1G6egx3QA

Name: ICU
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 28 July 2017

This is proof everything T&E states is factual.  If and when Evellen is
let go all his yes men should be let go also (Sanborn)etc... They're
as guilty as he is.

http://www.ble-t.org/pr/news/headline.asp?id=47273

Name: Fed-up
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 10-20 years
Posted: 28 July 2017

I am so tired and fed-up with CSX for numerous reasons. They gave notice
to all dispatchers that they were moving back to Jax but have no
timeline, gave no info on negotiations. Come on CSX, get it together.
We have families and children that will be uprooted. As a family
member, I am beyond pissed that we have no timeline. It's maddening
and I'm trying real hard not to curse in here. First we all live in
JAX, then we're uprooted and now back to JAX. Give us a damn timeline.
Everyone's fed up. 

Also I feel so sad and sorry for everyone who has lost their job. This
company gets worse by the day. Get your stuff together.

Name: I'm not ignorant 
E-mail: 
Employed as: M of W, for 1-10 years
Posted: 28 July 2017

As a matter of fact, we can strike, WHENEVER we want to. 
Look up LMRDA. If our unions aren't representing us as they should,
then we have the right/obligation to buck the system. We just have to
get everyone on the same page. 
Have you ever asked yourself "why are my union dues automatically
deducted from my paycheck, how do I turn that off?"

Name: dekcuF yllayoR
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 27 July 2017

The unions need to grow some balls & call for a strike, for a LEAST a
week. Break these mother fckrs! I wouldn't be surprised if we see in
the news about someone knocking this dumb bastard out.

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

Hind sight is 20/20 Hunter should of finished,
his days and retired from Cp  and left CSX alone.Get his retirement
watch from china and go home.If he became board and his ego a little
lonely.Hunter would looked  good as greeter at Walmart. LOL

Name: Wax
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 27 July 2017

Guy busts CSX out to the local news and gets pulled out of service in
Jax.

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

Is some one from CSX going to step up to the plate?And Nominate Hh for
railroader of the year before its to late.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 27 July 2017

watch the  economy tank ?  also   the safety of the usa?  in closing the
mainlines or reducing them , military vehicles cant be shipped by main
lines  very easy like in the past?  the president should step in  here 
this is worse  than we can imagine?  



  also   if you want or care to make a statement?  work very safe  and
walk easy?    no  no  short cuts  walk lite  do your jobs   work safe
!!   make  sure  your  insured for  riding with any  bosses in  their 
vehicles that are privately owned   !!!!!!!!!!!    grab a good lawyer 
boys n girls !!!!!!!

Name: Cornered now
E-mail: Strike the enemy
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 27 July 2017

With all that has been going on with stock falling, customers
complaining, rail regulator demanding answers, traffic backed way up,
and absolutely nothing going right with CSX now, Harrison and his crew
are feeling the pressure and they know that it is not working, it is
time for his exodus and we are in a position to see to it that he gets
gone quit before it's too late, you know what to do!

Name: bluegill
E-mail: oxygenplease.com
Employed as: Brakeman, for 20-30 years
Posted: 27 July 2017

He will be on a warpath now.   Hes already said the troops were pushing
back.  I bet he will try to blame us for this.

https://www.stb.gov/stb/docs/NonDocumentedPublic_Correspondence/2017/STB%20to%20CSX%20Harrison%20July%202017.pdf

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

Hh loves management that works seven days a week sixteen hours a day.
Being salaried.Hh is getting bang for his buck we seen it at cn and cp.
A lot of manages  just up and quit before ending up in nut house. They
took there pension money and got other jobs. Then Hh will promote some
punk with no years of service and run the shit out of him till he or
she quits. But they are lined up after hearing all this to shit to
serve Hh.they get there shirt and tie,and hair gel shave off facial
hair Hh hates goatees.  Sad thing is they really think they are going
to make a difference. Hh licks his lips a new whipping boy,that he can
play for all he's worth. So true seen it with my own eyes over and
over.Better get some grease on those revolving doors. And another thing
the extra hours management puts in. There pensions are not credited
either!

Name: bigbill
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 27 July 2017

Management on the RR is always the same kind of person.  Some sorry
little bitch that had no friends growing up. Was picked on couldn't
find a girlfriend.  Who wants to be in the middle of all the bullshit.
To make them feel like they're someone special.  I've seen those
dumbasses leave their craft to make less money 200 miles away from
home.  Just so they can say their a trainmaster.   

No one on here gives a flying fuck about your post or how much you
think those pricks do.   When I hired out trainmasters had authority
and were knowledgeable.  Some lived out here.  Today they have no
authority very little knowledge and are "Eugenes" at best. Playing
baby sitter.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 27 July 2017

There are quite a few people in management that came from the ranks, 
that voluntarily chose to accept, wanted a managerial position. 
Hard/tough to feel sorry for them.

Name: Surface transportation board
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 27 July 2017

HH just got a strong letter from the surface transportation board
discussing the lack of planning of precision railroading and bad
customer service. Customers complained 2nd quarter was the worst
service they have ever seen, and were even questioning if there was a
hurricane no body knew about disrupting service. The surface
transportation board  wants to have a meeting with all the top
executives at CSX to discuss ways to improve service and delays. 

I think the shareholders should know about this and proves how HH
doesn't care about customers and only cares about cutting things to
the bone to make a short term profit. Newsflash, Customers are what
makes the railroad run! I would SELL, SELL, SELL while I was ahead!

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

You know , I am sick and tired of hearing some of you talk shit about
the management!
Meaning in the field. I know a group of managers who work MORE then you
guys in craft. They do not have a union protecting them. They are
working 13-15 hours a day many weeks with NO OFF DAY!!! The group I'm
speaking of went over a month with not one off day. They have so much
pressure on them from the top and can be let go at a drop of a dime
with the new admin. Many have had jobs deleted and had to move their
families, etc  OH! And.... their benefits are actually worse then union
employees. Sorry to burst your bubble..also... not all of them make more
then you running trains. Even with bonus. If you are in a decent pool,
trust me, you are probably making what the are, BUT... with protected
hours, days off, and better benefits. It's not all CANDY AND GUMDROPS
!!!!!!!

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

Shit going to hit the fan.  Edwina will bring hell on TE now.  He was
blame on to us.


https://www.wsj.com/articles/rail-regulator-tells-csx-to-fix-service-problems-1501193898

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

At one time if an employer,had employee do unsafe work and employee was
hurt or killed they usually just fined the company. Today's laws if a
supervisor of a company gets employee to do unsafe work. And employee
get hurt or killed, that supervisor could face jail time. And company
also get fined. In  Canada our workers comp sucks they can just cut you
off benefits even if you still injured. The USA system is much better
you have the right to sue.Workers  compensation in Canada is all about
protecting employer in most cases.

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

A stock will rally up and down. If the stock is up or down from what you
paid. You have not lost or gained. Until you sell it.

Name: Mac Drizzle
E-mail: Makin it rain
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 27 July 2017

Stock down $2.00 today 7/27/17, if Harrison bought 300,000 shares then
he just lost $600,000 TODAY! LOL

Name: Legal
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 27 July 2017

Hayride


We know which TM is now assigned over the St.Louis line which includes
Terre Haute IN. We are also well aware of previous threats of
insubordination on other T&E employees in this area. Reports are coming
in that many supervisors are using the threat of insubordination. If he
was forcing them to do a move that was on the good faith challenge list
then they should have called him out on it. Nothing has ever been put in
writing, that we are aware of, that states you can no longer use a good
faith challenge. If it wasn't they can still file ethics charges and
contact OSHA to see if the act he was forcing them to do was considered
unsafe enough to put them in harms way and could be considered a serious
work place violation. 
  
All employees are issued a life insurance policy when they are hired.
There are guidelines that employers must follow under these policies in
order to protect the insurance company from having to pay out claims
that could have and should have been prevented.
MetLife is the policy holder. You were also given a policy for
accidental health and dismemberment. You can call MetLife and put them
on notice that there is a supervisor who is putting employees in harms
way. File a formal complaint with OSHA. Have it on record just in case
you are pushed by this supervisor or any supervisor for that matter and
you do get hurt.  Start a paper trail. There is no place for harassment
or intimidation in the workplace no matter how much the new CEO is
breathing down their necks. Expect the threat of insubordination to be
the most used course of action by your supervisors. This action
warrants the toughest course of action from the employee. A formal
complaint also needs to be filed immediately with your Local
Chairman's. A hostile work environment has already been created
throughout management and is now trickling down to the T&E workforce.
Again, there is no place for this kind of brutality in the work place.


MetLife-  1-800-357-4482
OSHA staff can discuss your complaint and respond to any questions you
have. IF THERE IS A EMERGENCY OR THE HAZARD IS IMMEDIATELY
LIFE-THREATENING CALL YOUR LOCAL OSHA REGIONAL OR AREA OFFICE OR 
1-800-321-OSHA.
Work safely, watch each other in the fields and under no circumstances
do you ever allow a supervisor to threaten and intimidate you or anyone
into doing something that can threaten your health or that of others.

Name: Stock Report
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 1-10 years
Posted: 27 July 2017

Stock way down. Sell now while you can. Harrison has lost his mind. His
methods are not working. Customers are leaving, NS is swooping in like
vultures. Sell, sell, sell

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

EEH -- This was confirmed correct this morning through senior management
at the CN. "Hunter didn’t voluntarily retire from CN. CN wasn’t
planning on renewing his contract.”

CSX employees -- I feel very bad for the employees. Both for the
families that no longer can make there house payment and the ones left
that are going crazy with work. No one in management wants to answer
anything even how small it is for fear of there job. Customers have
started finding other routes that have the CSX in the route least
possible. Customers can understand floods or hurricanes but cycle times
going from 2 weeks to a month due to internal changes is not so
understand. The overall bad part is that this will end up with more
product in trucks and not trains so it is a lose for everyone. EEH will
not be there long due to health reasons. I just hope there is a railroad
left. This is good read and covers a lot of things from stock price,
crews, management, power/loco per ton issues/ hump yards but does not
address other not so seen issues as the CSX pulled out from the
national box car pool and pulling out of long standing agreements with
other lines with giving a few days warning etc. I will be praying for
the railroaders families in this time of need. 

http://www.railwayage.com/index.php/blogs/william-vantuono/whats-going-on-at-csx.html

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

I could make along list of minor stupid things that,employees where
pulled out of service for at CN and CP. A manager was fired for not
having enough failed audits for the month. The best ones are when an
employee is pulled out of service. And because it is busy,they deferred
to a later date his punishment to stay home. They forced overtime and
when employees refused they where fired. They where all returned to
work threw arbitration. They can only force overtime in an emergency
situation ie train derailment where public is in danger. They will try
and do anything to rattle employees. So if you find yourself pulled out
of service under this management. Try not to let it get to you to much.
I'm sure your union has been informed by canadien unions on all these
cases. And Hh will find himself paying a lot of back pay like he had to
do with CN and CP.

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

Hh gave these managers the power to pull anyone out of service. When
they try to get employees to do unsafe work etc. And intimidate people
it might work with some. If something happens where it does not stay in
house. Hh loves it when his guys intimidate employees. But if something
happens that it makes it to the media ,Hh will play stupid. And address
media that this will not be tolerated and will fire the suckers that
brought heat to csx. These managers are stupid scape goats,and think Hh
has there back.

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

With big changes at csx,a lot of guys are frustrated that your union is
not doing anything. This management does not care about laws or
contract agreements. Grievences pile up like crazy. Our union went
threw this at cp. I retired after 35 years the union did good by me.
But it takes time to fight grievences. I was pulled out of service two
times under Hh.  A majority of dismissals where returned to service. 
Don't try and figure out what this Hh team is doing. You have to show
up to work to get paid,and do as asked.  Keep a journal on everything
that you feel is not safe etc. Under the law you have the right to
refuse unsafe work. Hh and friends will get caught up sooner or later.
Braking the rules. We had incident where transport Canada got two
search warrants to raid head office.  Tm told crew to park train on
grade and not to put hand brakes on train. It was the eve of strike.
Crew turned in tm and he thought he was doing Hh a favour. For his
effort,Hh fired him.

Name: hayride
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 27 July 2017

wax

They must have or they'd still be out.   You don't come back from
that charge.

Name: Wax
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 27 July 2017

hayride

Did they do a good faith challenge?

Name: hayride
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 27 July 2017

2 nights ago that sorry sob in terre haute pulled a couple damn good
guys out of service.   He wanted them to do an unsafe move.  They
questioned him about it he pulled them out and tried to charge them
with insubordination.  Well they're back in service today.  CSX should
fire that fucking idiot for harassing two damn good employees.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Engine repair, for 10-20 years
Posted: 27 July 2017

Let me tell you what manager make, a hell of a lot more for nothing
including bonuses. Basically they are a bunch of lazy bitches that
found a way out of having to work but much rather suck on cocks for a
living. How can you even live with yourself is beyond me! Every manager
csx has is a sorry excuse of a person, which only comes from above. That
is why the csx is in the situation it is now!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 26 July 2017

How much does a Rail Roader really make. Let me tell YOU.

1- Working a nine to five yard job--50k
2- working the road--75k
3- working every time the phone rings--85k
4- Working after 25 and on a good run--100k

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 26 July 2017

The person who posted as:  Big pappa - APE, for 30+ years......
must be a moron.  Evidently has never paid any attention to what's
been going on for a long, long time.  That ignorant & really taking
home 8K per month?  Amazing.

Name: todd novak
E-mail: collinwood .com
Employed as: Yard Master, for 1-10 years
Posted: 26 July 2017

POO POO I am still working  and I was planning to pay the money back .
all it was a short term loan  the just found that time   becouse of the
buffalo long poolers  kept me from making the big bucks . well no long
pools now . !!!!!

Name: Big pappa
E-mail: Rr
Employed as: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 26 July 2017

Per pay half let's say you bring home $4000 that's $8000 bring home
per month. That's 96k per year take home, so in a 30 year career you
would have brought home a little shy of 3 million. Your entire life on
the railroad and you bring home less than 3 million dollars. This guy
gets 84 million up front and might be here 3 years. So basically HH
makes in 3 months what you make your entire life. Is this guy really
worth 84 million? If so we are worth a hell of a lot more we actually
make the railroad work we are the ones in the elements and filth that
go home tired and beat down every day.

Name: Jinkem
E-mail: T
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 26 July 2017

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=https://www.wsj.com/amp/articles/norfolk-southern-says-its-winning-customers-from-csx-1501083819&ved=0ahUKEwim1PuIyqfVAhUFRyYKHbbHBH0QqUMIHjAA&usg=AFQjCNEHZb0cR7B6ys-b3yavGw3zN4AKLg&ampcf=1

Name: CSX RR worker
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 26 July 2017

Hey Smoked Out

Assuming your not some random troll, Trains stopped all over the place
blocking crossings is the fault of poor management, and bad
dispatching. You would've had my sympathy if not for your false
assumption that our guys are a bunch of lazy careless guys. Do you
really think that our guys like outlawing in the middle of nowhere and
waiting hours on end for a cab ride home. Most of us like the overtime,
but after 12 hours on duty, that's just blood money. As long as your
calling us lazy. Why don't you get up off your lazy ass and drive the
long way around. Why don't you get up off your lazy ass and  start
voting for political candidates that don't give the rich corporations
everything they want. Why don't you get up off of your lazy ass and
call the police when the crossings are blocked. So we can get some heat
on the railroads, for running such a piss poor operation that doesn't
give a shit about employees or the general public or safety in general?

Name: smoked out!
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 10-20 years
Posted: 26 July 2017

FRA! 

When are you going to get up off your butts and start doing your jobs.
These trains holding out every single day are cause trouble for
everyone out there. How many hours are you going to let these trains
block our road crossing or our drive ways! How many of these engines
are you going to let sit in front of our houses with black smoke
rolling out of them blowing into our front yards and stinking up our
houses. How many are going to sit in front of our houses at night and
make their god awful noises keeping our kids awake and rattling our
windows.  This crap has to stop!

USDOT MISSION STATEMENT!
Its mission is to "Serve the United Stated by ensuring a FAST, SAFE,
EFFICIENT  accessible and CONVENIENT transportation system that meets
our vital national interest and enhances the quality of life of the
American people, today and into the future.

The mission says today!  What's wrong with you FRA inspectors. You
work for the USDOT!  You aren't doing what they expect of you.

People need to start calling and sending complaints to the USDOT.
Forget complaining to the FRA. Haven't read one good thing on this
site about any of them .  Always saying they are in the railroads
pockets. Start calling the USDOT. Start taking pictures of the engines
and the laws they are breaking.  Time to put a stop to this abuse from
the railroad. Im already starting my pictures and documents times and
places. Time to get relief from this abuse!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 26 July 2017

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.wsj.com/amp/articles/norfolk-southern-says-its-winning-customers-from-csx-1501083819

It was only a matter of time before it started happening.

Name: SHIT ON HUNTER 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 26 July 2017

You are a old fucking prick. HUNTER...,YES I'M TALKING TO TO, CAUSE I
KNOW YOUR EGO MAKES YOU READ WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT YOU ON THIS
SIGHT. IT PROBALY GIVES YOU A SICK FEELING OF GREATNESS KNOWING YOU ARE
RUINING PEOPLE LIVES.I give my left nut to get 15 minutes of consequence
free time with you alone in a room.I know this prick probably packs a
gun with him anywhere he goes.if he comes in your terminal for a stop,
call the police and report a man brandishing a gun. cause you know he
probably doesn't have a pistol permit/ license to carry a weapon over
multiple state lines

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 26 July 2017

Csx was considered a slow player because csx wanted to be the safest
railroad. Also, I was referring  to the con quote as being classic. By
the way everyone post in every section you idiot.

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

Chicken shit Express # 1 asshole. Todd Novack. Thieving Union Guy. No
wonder the Union's are full of shit!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 1-10 years
Posted: 25 July 2017

I work in the materials dept,overheard my boss say he couldn't order
some parts today because venders said that they were not being paid.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 25 July 2017

Bro that was well said. Probably 1 of the best post on here so far.

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

Did going to hourly rate cause more people to lose their jobs. In Canada

Name: todd Novak 
E-mail: collinwood .com
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 25 July 2017

POO POO  buffalo long pool you can long pool to Cleveland  and lay in
the hotel and get all the shit trains  back . then work off your rest .
 no more big bucks for you .  or you can move to hoboken == new jersey

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

Leave it to a guy like Todd Novak, someone who stole thousands of
dollars from his own Union brothers while entrusted as their treasurer,
to wish ill will on them when they lose work. You're a real scumbag
Novak. You should be in jail for what you did, but instead we get to
listen to you run your mouth about the people you should care about.
You're a fat disgusting pile of redundant protoplasm. But it's not
too late to change Todd,.... you could kill yourself.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 25 July 2017

Saftey is NOT important here at CSX anymore. This has been shown time
and time again and no official and can say CSX is operating safely with
out telling a lie.    

Customers are NOT important anymore. To many in this area are not
getting serviced because how upper management is running CSX and some
is actually losing business because how CSX is delaying trains. Not
because they can't get cars, but because management doesn't know how
to run a railroad. 

Employees are NOT important anymore. Actually heard a couple managers
talking that they did not care if an employee was run over by a train.
They are only numbers and can be replaced, and they were only worried
about their bonuses.

Hunter Harrison IS ONLY IN IT FOR THE MONEY. Not the company well
being. Harrison is holding a grudge against CSX because CSX would not
merge with CP and it made him look bad in the eyes of the public and in
the railroad community. Now he is over the first railroad that turned
the merger down, he is out for vengeance. He has already gotten his
money and he will run CSX into the ground and jump ship while he can.

Harrison claimed to be the top of his game on railroad operations. From
day one trains have been backed up, and customers were not getting
serviced more than usual, and the service to them is getting more and
more unreliable some have actually stopped shipping CSX. Contracts
between CSX and customers are not important to Harrison. If they were
why are you not trying to service them instead of trying to run them
off? I tell you why CSX has more locals and switching operations than
any other railroads you ever ran Mr. Harrison. These locals and
switching operating interfere with your timed freight plans and you
don't like it, so you think in the best interested of CSX to run all
these customers off so they don't have to be switched.   

The FRA doesn't care how CSX is running, what FRA laws are being
violated and how it treats the communities they run through. Crossing
are being blocked hours at a time. Crews are being made to run on
territory that they are not qualified on. There is too many other FRA
violation not being address. When calls are made to the FRA it is like
talking to the wall. I don't think they care about their own rules and
rugulations anymore then CSX cares about them.

Name: todd novak
E-mail: collinwood .com
Employed as: Yard Master, for 1-10 years
Posted: 25 July 2017

total meltdown . But one great thing is the best hunter harris has done
is to get rid of the long pools. ...Now you get the same shit as the
rest of us . start moving  to other yards--- assholes --

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

Seems to me HH is making every effort to make this company look inept,
from claiming workers are to blame for train delays, to shutting
efficient hump yards,trains stacked up on the mains, Engineers being
forced to run out of territory, etc, etc. Could it be a ploy to force a
merger. Ultimately by just screwing up the CSX system and saying "only
a merger at this time could alleviate the pressure on this system? 
Need to think ling term. Hh has us just seeing short term, keeping us
focused on it by implementing rule changes, etc.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 25 July 2017

The picture I seen of Hh,today was scarey. He has that deep grey death
colour. He is not long for this world. I bet the board of directors
will have him step down as to incompitant to do the job. The cancer is
in his body and brain?And should not be making any decision about
anything.

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

Same shit in Canada.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 24 July 2017

Murray Energy getting the Transportation Board involved in service
delays.

http://www.coalage.com/news/latest/5677-murray-energy-asks-for-stb-assistance-with-csx-service-delays.html#.WXaXDYrauRu

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 10-20 years
Posted: 24 July 2017

Typical American management. Eliminate thousands of jobs to streamline
operations that will never work but will create enough fake profit for
bonuses and other perks such as new offices, increased management
salaries, etc.

But, but the economy keeps slowing.

Easy answer, Eliminate thousands more jobs. Yes, now we're really lean
and mean...... more bonuses.... Higher management salaries

But, but, the economy keeps slowing.

Easy answer, Automate and eliminate even more jobs..... first
bankruptcy,,, more bonuses.... 

But, but, the economy is still slowing!

Rinse, Dry, Repeat...... Out of business....Liquidation.... more
management bonuses..... final management salary payouts....
Unemployment, EBT, ADC, Welfare for employees.

Management 'team members' move on to the next business in need of
saving.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 24 July 2017

In reference to the watchdog post:

Not difficult to look up Federal rules & regulations.

U.S. Code: Title 49 - Transportation
Railroads: CFRs 200-299 (so far)

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

When can we expect a 500 dollar/10 hour day to go in effect? I heard
that the blet turned down 53 an hour? Why would they do that?

Name: Cool mo D
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 24 July 2017

I haven't seen this big of fiasco since the Conrail merger it's
getting real ugly really fast

Name: Stock Report
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 1-10 years
Posted: 24 July 2017

Breaking news. And the stock is down again. I have personally downgraded
it from outperform to a strong sell. All investors take note. Sell,
sell, sell. Harrison has run the company in the ground. Customers are
not getting serviced, trains are stacked up for miles, shortage of
crews, and terminals are jammed up. Get out why you can. Don't get
caught holding the bag

Name: watchdog
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 24 July 2017

ALL CSX CREW/ALL DIVISIONS.....NOTICE!

It has been brought to our attention that some managers/supervisors are
forcing engineers to run on territories that they are not qualified or
have not traversed in several years in violation of FRA LAW 240.231 It
has also been reported that Chiefs as well as supervisors are using
intimidation and threats of insubordination if the engineer does not
take the job. Some of these threats include having the engineer pulled
out of service and having them re qualify on their own time with no
pay. Threats from a union contract employee(Chief) should be reported
to their Union representative and their union officials should handle
the steps necessary to counsel their member. Ethic charges should be
filed immediately against and supervisor that threatens or intimidates
any engineer who is requesting that the FRA LAW be followed. The FRA
inspectors in your division should be notified immediately. 
Several divisions are under complete melt down due to the overflow of
freight that has been shifted to their areas. Hunter Harrisons
precision planning has caused freight to be backed up for days along
all divisions and some yards are in complete gridlock and unable to
handle the freight. This however does not allow supervisors who are
under the gun to force engineers to violate FRA LAW. Crews are short
and over worked and many are getting 6 and 7 starts. Locals are not
being run and trains are sitting outside of the yards waiting to get
in. Supervisors are desperate to move the freight any way they can
including violating FRA LAWS.
 240.231-
(b1) For a locomotive engineer who has never been qualified on the
physical characteristics of the territory over which he or she is to
operate a locomotive or train, the pilot shall be a person qualified
and certified as a locomotive engineer who IS NOT an assigned crew
member.

(b2) For a locomotive engineer who was previously qualified on the
physical characteristic of the territory over which he or she is to
operate a locomotive or train, but whose qualification has expired ,
the pilot may be any person, WHO IS NOT AN ASSIGNED CREW MEMBER,
qualified on the physical characteristics of the territory.
THIS DOES NOT MEAN THAT A CONDUCTOR WHO IS ON THE JOB AND QUALIFIED IS
ALLOW TO BE A PILOT. THE LAW IS DIRECT AND IN BLACK AND WHITE. THERE IS
TO BE A PILOT IN THE CAB WITH THE ENGINEER AT ALL TIMES. THE CONDUCTOR
ON THE JOB CAN NOT BE A PILOT FOR THE ENGINEER.

(C)Pilots are not required if the movement is on a section of track
with an average grade of less than 1% over 3 continuous miles , AND

(1) the track is other than main track: OR

(2) the maximum distance the locomotive or train will be operated does
not exceed ONE MILE: OR

(3)The maximum authorized speed for any operation on the track does not
exceed 20 Miles per hour: OR

(4)Operations are conducted under operating rules that require every
locomotive and train to proceed at a speed that permits stopping within
one half the range of vision of the locomotive engineer.
CSX chose to remove the controlled speed rule so this would be
considered running at RESTRICTED SPEED.

Engineers are being forced by intimidation to violate these rules and
are not getting the proper pilots as well as running on main lines with
authorized speeds well above 20 MPH. The dispatcher MUST GIVE THE CREW
an EC1 mandatory directive to run at restricted speed. The dispatchers
can not set intermediate signal to restricted speed therefore they must
issue an EC1 directing the crew to run at restricted speed. 

If you encounter this problem on your division you must immediately
report this to the FRA and to your union representative.
This is also an issue that should be addressed with the USDOT. 

This IS NOT A LAUGHING MATTER AND SHOULD NOT BE TAKEN LIGHTLY. The
chaos that is happening at this very moment is beginning to make all
supervisors react without thinking things through thoroughly.
Desperation to save their jobs and their yards has made many of them go
the extremes to get what ever they can done, including violating FRA
LAWS and the ethics policy. This can not be tolerated no matter how bad
things have become because of Hunter Harrisons new precision planning.
Rules have to be set now. Management must understand that LAWS trump
any new plan that is being set in place.  You must report all
violations as soon as they happen. Its up to you to send the message
that intimidation and violation of FRA LAWS will not be tolerated. Make
a copy of this post and give the information to the crews you work with.
Many do not have code of regulations books or know where to look for
such laws. Educate your fellow crew members and look out for each
others safety. Its a hornets nest out there now and all crews need to
start looking out for each other.

Name: Lowonoxygen
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 24 July 2017

Rumor is CSX CEO Has a LITTLE WEINER.

Name: hayride
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 24 July 2017

Even the reporters are stating Evelyn is rambling on.
https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=3&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwiaz5-9_qHVAhWo6IMKHc18C-gQqUMILDAC&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.jaxdailyrecord.com%2Farticle%2Fharrison-surprised-by-csx-stock-dip&usg=AFQjCNEiNyAG895Q5KVeX0eTtFiBDArO-Q

Name: Ozz fest
E-mail: Ozzy 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 24 July 2017

As I write this at 0430 I will assure you that csx stock will tank again
today

Name: Compare CEO Salaries
E-mail: mward@rr.com
Employed as: Corporate office, for N/A
Posted: 24 July 2017

Hunter Harrison's salary ($84,000,000.99) is more than all the top 10
Union Pacific executives combined, including the dead CEO [jim young],
who's earning $21,000,000.00, while six-feet under!

PRICELESS!

Name: exCSX
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 24 July 2017

I've heard that EHH likes the Clinchfield as a shortcut to the Midwest.
We will see, it would be nice to the Clinchfield as a through route
again.

Name: josh
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 10-20 years
Posted: 23 July 2017

Is the clinchfield spartanburg north going to make a comeback?  a
freight comeback?  or will it be sold or has it already been sold to
that orange company?!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 23 July 2017

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 23 July 2017

https://www.osha.gov/dte/outreach/intro_osha/7_employee_ppe.pdf
This link is regarding Harrison making employees buy their own safety
wear. OSHA is a federal law. He can't force workers to buy these.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 10-20 years
Posted: 23 July 2017

Gigantic Egos!

Like Trump, Harrison believes that he alone can run CSX and make huge
profits while cutting 50% of the workforce.  Trump told us that he
alone could negotiate everything and make America great again. Trump is
failing big time and up to his eye balls in scandals. Harrison is
ruining a good company and trashing customer service to make short term
profits for himself and investors.  FRA start doing your job, please!

Name: Manager
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 23 July 2017

Now boys remember when this old fuck dies, we will all meet at the grave
site to piss and shit in his casket.

Name: Coconut 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 23 July 2017

Hey. Have all employees everywhere been affected with the cancellation
of all scheduled vacations and anyone know how long this is going to
last. I'm in Atlanta and my just found out about this. I haven't been
affected yet just wondering if this will get to us.

Name: Precision
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 23 July 2017

Mr. Harrison, it's not that people can't see your plan, you are
screwing over customers that have paid you for a service that you
aren't providing. If your new plan can't provide the service, then
it's not the time to initiate it. Cars are sitting everywhere, trains
are parked, customers freight is buried under hundreds of other cars
with no capacity to handle it and process it. We are losing these
customers daily. Smaller plants and shops have to shut down and maybe
even go out of business while you figure things out with a skeleton
crew that works under the fear of "get on board or get out". That's
a direct quote that was given to a yardmaster. Your customers that
you're fucking are the reason that you had a railroad to pay you the
rediculous amount that you requested. There are no crews to take these
trains even when we do find a spot for them, and nobody cares. We are
all doing our jobs out here, but you say we are not. Come out and see.
We'll show you.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 23 July 2017

Priority for hh and his team is disapline. That is the only control he
has with employees. Before hh supervisors where not aloud to touch a
tool etc. That had all changed,there where many times they had so many
people out of service. That supervisors had to make up for no
employees. The trains would get delayed. The phones would ring off the
hook looking for answers why. They worked these guys 16 hours a day.
They would fly managers in from all over to try get work done that out
of service employees should of been doing. Then the managers that flew
in for two weeks. They abolished a lot of the managers jobs. Because
they showed they weren't needed back home. These the ones that did not
volunteer to go out of town work 16 hours a day where not team players
in hh eyes. And no extra pay because they where
Salaried. A lot packed it in they seen, the light they where working
for no extra pay. And threats  of divorce for some. And yes it pays to
play stupid. Do what your told nothing else. Most managers took those
jobs to avoid manual labour. They are knee deep in it now,a lot forgot
where they live and spouses name. The price of being loyal to hh. Which
they also hate.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 23 July 2017

Good info UP NORTH.  That's right on with the information we are being
told by UNION Reps that have been in contact with CN,CP counterparts. 
They also said while it was a big adjustment and unstable times they
all came out making more money and have had 2 opportunities to go back
to the old agreement and chose not to.  This EHH is certainly a monster
to the industry and the company it seems.  Guess he knows what he's
doing, time will tell....

Name: UpNorth
E-mail: needoxygen?.com
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 23 July 2017

On the CN when he was here, we went to an hourly rate, from a mileage
rate. Tossed out almost all of the then current working agreements.
Went to a basic 10 hour day. Overtime rate for everything over 10
hours. With some basic agreements. Like calling procedures, and being
run-around for an assignment. Rules covering Holidays, Birthdays,
Personal Days, and Vacations. One thing t