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: CSX E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 24 April 2017 Take it for what its worth, sell 99% of your CSX stock just be sure to keep that 1% so you get a vote like all share holders   Name: Your Welcome E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 23 April 2017 Hop Off CSX Before It Jumps the Tracks By Ken Goldberg Follow | Apr 22, 2017 | 2:00 PM EDT Stock quotes in this article: csx Trading desks were buzzing with talk of CSX (CSX) this week as it appears to be reaching for the moon, with suggestions to clients that they "get on board." However, after a near-vertical rise from$20 to $50 in the past year, the objective analysis doesn't support buying actions here. In fact, the opposite is true; selling actions are indicated.   Name: Me E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 21 April 2017 I've been visiting this site for a long long time. I always use to enjoy NoMo's annual Brown Banana Award for the biggest POS CSX managers on the system. Starting now, you can make your nominations for who you think is the lowest of all lows, this is based on Chickenshit failures, having the backbone of a Jellyfish, Habitual Liar, Arrogant, Morally Bankrupt, etc... after all nominations are reviewed by other posters a decision will be mad as to who is deserving of being the Biggest CSX lowlife on the system. I'll start off by making my nomination, this one is gonna be hard to beat boys and girls, Drum rolls please....Trainmaster Berry.   Name: UP REWARD E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for N/A Posted: 21 April 2017 Racketeering is a serious crime, report all unethical conduct between management and corrupt union officers. When your union officers is getting claims paid while staying at home, the alarm bells should sound!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for N/A Posted: 20 April 2017 Suck it up some Dis Gruntled Conductor. When they get all the new technology in place & operating the way they want it to (& how the government will allow), you probably won't be making any long pool trips at all. Might end up not being a railroad employee period. Sure wouldn't hurt to try to be supportive of your union(s) & the politicians they (and you) depend on for help.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 20 April 2017 Are they not operating trains in that particular long pool? Have experienced that & otherwise too: greedy bastards working a long pool wanting it cut so they could turn every day. There are monthly pool mileage guarantees (gotta stay marked up). Can you not hold another pool that goes to work more often?   Name: Dis Gruntled E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 20 April 2017 While i share the anger with this company I'm more pissed with our union representation at present. Things are slow right now but the UTU refuses to cut any turns, trying to keep those dues coming in !, so we are working 1 time a week on a long pool! It doesnt matter any more weather youve been out here 1 year or 20 seniority means nothing other than holding a job. Pools, yard jobs, extra boards are all paying the same thing. NO bullshit, rest day turned off, worked once last week, and once this week. 1600 for the half working a long pool. I dont want to see anyone furloughed any more than any one else but this is bullshit. I paid my dues, furloughed multiple times, moved all over the system, etc. and this is un called for. For all that reply, we're overworked i want to know where you work and I'll be there next week   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 20 April 2017 IN ACTUAL THEORY, HAVING ALL EMPLOYEES WORK ALL JOBS WOULD BE BETTER, SINCE THEY SHOULDN'T CALL YOU 99 OUT IF THERE ARE SEVERAL OTHER EMPLOYEES HIGHER ON THE LIST OF ALL EMPLOYEES. BUT WHAT ABOUT THE ADA. REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION? WHAT IS REASONABLE FOR A YARDMASTER WITH A SORE ARM? THE NORMAL STORY WOULD BE TO PROVIDE HIM WITH AN ASSISTANT.URGENT NEED FOR A CONDUCTOR ON Q123? CALL THE YARDMASTER. DOES HE HAVE BACK TROUBLE THAT LETS HIM DO THE YARDMASTERS JOB BUT NOT CARRY A KNUCKLE? REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION. CALL A TRACKMAN OR TRAINMASTER TO ASSIST, HE CAN DO HIS WORK LATER. WHAT IF BRIAN EDWARDS IS THE TM, CAN HE CHANGE A KNUCKLE? DOES THAT LEAD TO A FELA CLAIM? LOTS OF INTERESTING SCENARIOS. AGAIN, I'LL BET A LOT OF JAX FOLKS ARE FRANTICALLY GETTING TUITION ASSISTANCE, JUST LIKE AT CON RAIL PHILLY WHEN THEY SAW THE END. ARE YOU MAKING PLANS?   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 10-20 years Posted: 20 April 2017 I heard that the suck ups are in fear for their jobs since the management has been reduce by HH. Why can they follow their little bosses and let the Union workers continue working in Harmony without snitches.   Name: CSwitch E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 20 April 2017 Atl Division Manager Mark McGhee is finally out!!! I just hope he's out because the new administration learned of his tactics of terminating workers if they report injuries...   Name: Osborn Yard E-mail: Employed as: Yard Master, for 20-30 years Posted: 20 April 2017 Before long every transportation employee will be qualified to be an engineer, conductor, brakeman, and switchman and you will be qualified on every line of road and every yard job. There will be one combined extra board and you will be called for whatever job they need to go wherever they need. Managers will also be qualified to do it all as well so when there is short staff they can be pulled to fill a vacancy. Just the other day a fully marked up yardmaster worked the Hump Tower then got sent to the bowl to be a utility man! This wasn't a substitute yardmaster! They will also annul a job on the spot to put the crew on a more pressing job. So basically you might show up to work your assigned Y220 and they just cancel it to send you out on a Q134 and you better show up with your grip or you will be considered unprepared for work, saying I thought I would be the Y220 today won't cut it. Life at the railroad is about to be miserable for all of us. Ford, Toyota, and Jim Beam are about to see hundreds of applications from former railroaders.   Name: Dman E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 19 April 2017 Well 18 more jobs in louisville osborn yd. R going away the bowl is not to be used anymore we stand to lose around 22 to 25 postions they converted our hump yd. To flat swicth yard, and asked us to process 1100 cars a day, we r processing between 1200 to 1500 a day busting our morther fu kin asses for this limp dick cock sucker, now with ford motor companys truck plant and car plants based in louisville who the hell is going to service our biggest most important customer, i hate this place more and more   Name: Big Nose E-mail: Employed as: Yard Master, for 20-30 years Posted: 19 April 2017 Please list names, locations, and positions of all managers that have been fired under HH so far. Karma Boys..... Thanks   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years Posted: 19 April 2017 Bye bye Scott Gray.....you good for nothing SOB...I knew one day you would get what you deserved!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 19 April 2017 Posting from Korea. There is no bulletin. We have received only an email. Here it is. Obviously, everyone has seen the news and heard that we have a new administration in place leading our company. With that comes changes that will be implemented by our new CEO. That being said, we know there will be new operating practices put into place, and our jobs, from the top down, will be to adapt to the new regime and comply with those new practices put into place. Some new practices have been communicated to us already, and you can be sure there will be many more to come. It has been made abundantly clear that there is no room for debate with the new practices, and if there is any deviation from the plan that has been laid out, it will be dealt with immediately to ensure compliance. I think it is imperative that we not let ourselves be used to make an example for others who choose not to comply. One of the changes that has been communicated is that we will have employees work full shifts, and is effective immediately. There will be no “early quits” allowed. What this means for us in the Operations Center is this: Dispatchers will not work less than 8 hours. If this means that we have everyone on a particular shift scan in at 15 minutes prior to their shift (0645, 1445, 2245) in order to comply, that is what we will do. Additionally, those employees will not scan out prior to 8 hours from the time they scanned into the machine. Employees who are posting will also be required to work an entire 8 hour shift. We are still responsible for complying with FRA Hours of Service regulations, so make sure that your scan times enable you to remain in compliance. This is not an office-specific policy. This is company-wide and we have been instructed that there are no options regarding compliance. We will comply. The decision has been made from the top to implement this policy, and instructions have been passed down throughout the company to put it in place. In summary, dispatchers will not work less than 8 hours when scheduled to work. This includes working a desk or posting a position. Please do not be that person that challenges this by not being scanned into the STARS system for less than 8 hours. There will be no flexibility, no excuses, no latitude with this policy. If there are any questions, please feel free to contact me, any DTO, or STO **********   Name: Curious E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 18 April 2017 Anyone ??? So did anyone ever find that so called system wide order that Harrison supposidly sent to all the terminals. No one can come up with it at avon or Roselake. Who circulated it in the first place?   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 18 April 2017 Someone - (Employed As Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years) posted on this site 02/21/17: "Our Division Manager was at depot yesterday and we are being told Cindy Sanborn is no longer with CSX." Well, is that true or was that post just more lame-brain engineer BS?   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 17 April 2017 If you could gather up people that think they are legends [in their own minds] - buy 'em for what they're actually/truly worth & then sell 'em for what they think they're worth = a heck of a profit.   Name: dekcuF yllayoR E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 17 April 2017 Has anyone heard if and when HH is going to terminate moron Cindy Sanborn for closing down terminals and rerouting trains 1,000 miles out of the way?   Name: Retired Now E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 15 April 2017 What is particularly irritating is that all too often people that order things came from the ranks & were usually the most laziest, worthless PITA a--holes out there in the field. You reap what you sow. They will answer for it eventually, if not sooner.   Name: EX LC E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 15 April 2017 Screwed No one seems to be able to find the so called order from Harrison either. Several Trainmasters and Road foreman have been cornered and asked to produce a copy of it and they don't have a clue where to find it either. No one can positively say when they saw it or who actually circulated it. It may have been something that came out as a system wide order but it IS NOT a system bulletin or notice. As for the Unions, they were not approached about the changes in working conditions and are not aware that this is a closed order. Some one started this and now no one wants to take responsibility for it. Once again CSX has managed to put something out there that was not addressed legally with the Unions. As for road crews being used as J Jobs when coming out of the hotel, they shouldn't be! All crews that recrew outlawed trains should be given tickets related to the train and the job symbol should be followed with an R. Example would be if you were to recrew a Q53815 your ticket should be issued as a Q53815R. The chiefs are using road crews as road switchers to recrews HOS trains because of a loophole in an article in the BLET agreement, There are 2 conflicting article in the agreement that are causing all this trouble. One of these article is #50. You will have to bombard your General chairman with complaints and demand that the article be reviewed and al loopholes removed. In the meantime, the extra boards should be the only crews given a ticket that is classified as a J JOB! Rumors have it that Harrison hates J JOBS and recrewing. Maybe you will get lucky and he will put a stop to this. The only crews that could possibly be instructed to stay on duty no less than 8 hours are assigned yard jobs that have on duty and off duty times of 8 hours or locals. NO ROAD JOB SHOULD EVER BE ORDERED TO REMAIN AT THE TERMINAL AFTER BEING AWAY AT THE HOTEL AND ARRIVING HOME JUST TO MAKE SURE THEY WERE ON DUTY 8 HOURS. DOESNT MATTER IF THE CHIEF MAKES THEM A J JOB OR NOT! The crews have been away from home and their families and deserve to be able to go home upon arrival. If this happens to you again, call your general chairmans office and file a complaint. Demand that the so called order be produced and start a petition if it isn't. Doesn't matter if it is produced anyway. No road crew should be held when they get home.   Name: Qxreand E-mail: u nameit Employed as: Yard Master, for 1-10 years Posted: 14 April 2017 Where Is Todd Novak working he lives in creston ohio   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 13 April 2017 Yeah, But will the blind, greedy major stockholders take note?   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Car repair, for 10-20 years Posted: 13 April 2017 http://baconsrebellion.com/john-fishwick-csx-train-robbery/ John Fishwick is right.   Name: CMC E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years Posted: 13 April 2017 since HH took over no one has been let go from CMC from management. Why? Clerks though are now being furloughed due to the previous cuts made under Ward. With these cuts and the CAPS policies clerks will be no more. any ideas on how HH handles union members who have had "protected status" under the CBA? CMC Clerks or any clerk with minimal seniority who are not protected are going to be let go with no chance of returning ### FMLA handling is being changed also where anyone new to FMLA will have to reapply every 90 days instead of yearly   Name: Screwed over E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 13 April 2017 Crews Did any of you see the so called system side order that supposedly came from Hunter Harrison that ALL LOCAL...YARD...AND DOG CATCHING OR J JOBS WOULD REMAIN ON SERVICE NO LESS THAN 8 HOURS. We have checked every single system bulletin and notice all the way back to Jan.1st and it is no where to be found. We were at the hotel 32 hours and were called out to dead head home and on the way they made us a J Job to grab a train in the way in. When we got done we were made stay at the yard for 2 stinking hours because the chief said we were a J Job now and had to be on duty 8 hours. After being away from home for 32 hours we get stuck on a damn j job and forced to state at the wall for 2 hours because this hunter Harrison character wants every working 8 hours or else. THIS IS TOTAL VIOLATOR FOR ROAD CREWS WHO ARE ALREADY AWAY FROM THEIR FAMILIES AND NOW WHEN THEY WANT TO GO HOME THE CHIEF IS PUNKING YOU ON A RECREW SERVICE AS A j JOB. the union's better get off their added and do something about this bullshit. Dad has been getting away with abusing freight pool crews long enough. That's what the damn xbd is for. Freight pool crews are supposed to get recrew tickets.NOT STINKING J JOB TICKETS. WE WANT TO SEE THIS DAMN BULETIN. WHO REALLY PUT IT OUT. THIS IS A VIOLATION OF THE UNION AGREEMENT IF THE CONDITIONS WERE NOT NEGOTIATED WITH THE UNION. Anyone who can tell us how to find this bulletin please do quickly. No one believes this came from old man harrison. Michael ward didn't even do this stupid crap. He never got that involves in yard operations. Someone is pulling some shit.   Name: Screwed over E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 13 April 2017 Crews Did any of you see the so called system side order that supposedly came from Hunter Harrison that ALL LOCAL...YARD...AND DOG CATCHING OR J JOBS WOULD REMAIN ON SERVICE NO LESS THAN 8 HOURS. We have checked every single system bulletin and notice all the way back to Jan.1st and it is no where to be found. We were at the hotel 32 hours and were called out to dead head home and on the way they made us a J Job to grab a train in the way in. When we got done we were made stay at the yard for 2 stinking hours because the chief said we were a J Job now and had to be on duty 8 hours. After being away from home for 32 hours we get stuck on a damn j job and forced to stare at the wall for 2 hours because this hunter Harrison character wants every working 8 hours or else. THIS IS A TOTAL VIOLATON FOR ROAD CREWS WHO ARE ALREADY AWAY FROM THEIR FAMILIES AND NOW WHEN THEY WANT TO GO HOME THE CHIEF IS PUNKING YOU ON A RECREW SERVICE AS A j JOB. the union's better get off their asses and do something about this bullshit. CSX has been getting away with abusing freight pool crews long enough. That's what the damn xbd is for. Freight pool crews are supposed to get recrew tickets.NOT STINKING J JOB TICKETS. WE WANT TO SEE THIS DAMN BULLETIN. WHO REALLY PUT IT OUT. THIS IS A VIOLATION OF THE UNION AGREEMENT IF THE CONDITIONS WERE NOT NEGOTIATED WITH THE UNION. Anyone who can tell us how to find this bulletin please do quickly. No one believes this came from old man harrison. Michael ward didn't even do this stupid crap. He never got that involves in yard operations. Someone is pulling some shit.   Name: Retired Now E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 12 April 2017 On time departure time crap has been a PITA for a long time. Company BS. Fact: Dispatchers, managers, would show train departure times whenever, maybe even before a train's locomotive power was ready. A major pay hassle back when road crews were entitled to ITD - even though the ITD pay rate got frozen at the 1985 scale. [FNGs often are ignorant of the fact, or have forgotten that 15-20 min. of ITD is/was later encompassed into each daily trip rate.]   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 11 April 2017 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years Posted: 10 April 2017 So I hear all company officials have to give their union seniority in order to remain an official. Or there will be some time of buyout. So how much is your soul worth? ----------------- I heard the same thing. But the rumor is they would buy your seniority with 30k and a 10% raise. Not worth it in my opinion. .   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 11 April 2017 Hunter might consider bringing back to CSX Oscar Munoz from United Airlines as it appears they both have the same management style towards customers and staff   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Car repair, for 10-20 years Posted: 11 April 2017 They always claim safety ,however we are so understaffed , guys are walking around like zombies from working overtime,in one the dangerous environments! They've created an atmosphere to make you work faster but tell you to take the time to do it safe, what does that mean? Not only do we not get sick time nor can use personal time or vacation time to cover it , we get punished for doing so with new attendance policy! So do not get sick,do not let your kids get sick , come to work in blizzard or power outage and please no family emergencies either! Where does it end? We have already seen more accidents in the last 6 months than we've seen in the last 20years do to the undo burden and stress they have put on us.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years Posted: 10 April 2017 So I hear all company officials have to give their union seniority in order to remain an official. Or there will be some time of buyout. So how much is your soul worth?   Name: CSX UP MERGER E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for N/A Posted: 10 April 2017 Harrison's next move will be with his hedge fund team and make a HOSTILE takeover of the Union Pacific. His proven-ed operating metrics (revenue earned per employee) is twice the amount earned by UP for each employee. If and when an announcement is made, Lance Fritz (CEO), Cameron Scott (XO)and Rod Doerr (VP of Safety and Slowing Down Trains), will be immediately fired [like Ward]. AND THEN THE STOCK WILL DOUBLE!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year Posted: 08 April 2017 Yes he is gone unless he's employees are lying, why would they do that?   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 08 April 2017 Dave Harris at Avon is gone?   Name: Wondering E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 08 April 2017 Is it true that Hunter Harrison is afraid to fire Bob Frulla? Just asking..   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year Posted: 07 April 2017 MY MY MY! MR. HARRIS IS FIRED FROM THE POSITION OF SUPERINTENDENT!!! JUSTICE HAS BEEN SERVED!!!!!!!!!!!.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 06 April 2017 HH's primary goal is a sub 60 OR. He is here at the behest of Mantle Ridge and the institutional investors who backed them. At 73 years old and on an oxygen device, he will not outlive his already accumulated millions, let alone the amount CSX will pay him. This is a pure ego trip. Nothing is sacred, nothing and no one is safe. The average length of haul at the CP is 1,600 miles and the average haul on CSX is 600 miles. When his magic does not work, he will jettison & cut anything remaining before offering up CSX to be acquired by the CP, UP or BNSF. .   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years Posted: 06 April 2017 David hamby hates blk people   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 06 April 2017 In louisville with our new flat swicth system, as of 3 days now i can honestly say things have been confusing to say the least, turn overs from shift to shift are routinely wrong with yarx masters not knowing what is in tracks, if its been worked and where its going. In the bowl we now have 1 2 man rco job that swicthes in 1 of 3 pull backs and 2 other engineer and conductor jobs that will use the other 2. The 2 man rco job now has no one on head end with both employees throwing swicthes while train masters and a utility man helps the other two jobs swicth it is pure chaos, i for one am trying to be a team player and do my part as most if not all employees are doing as well, we have to make this work or it may be the xeath blow to louisville, management has no idea how to run a hump yard as a flat swicth yard so it falls on us to determine the best way to achieve certain moves they need done, all while our division manger and ass. Division manager r on the property watching it and studying all options, meanwhile cinncy and nashville remain hump yards that handle manily mixed freight, in Louisville we mainly handle autos thst r long draw bar cars and twice as long, we always have been treated like the middle child.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 06 April 2017 So they shut down the hump to be more efficient. NOT a chance we have even more jobs now then when we were humping cars. THANKS !!! Engines just run idle everywhere. On time origination is in the toilet and RCRT is even worse. Two shifts to sort a single train. Keep up the good work. OUT   Name: E-mail: Employed as: M of W, for 10-20 years Posted: 05 April 2017 Putting a gate and fence up at pedestrians bridge. Loading up equipment and tools from center of yard to send off to auction block or scrap yard. Looks more like packing up and moving, rather than cleaning up for impressing. Look out Connellsville. All aboard for the non-stop from Cumberland to New Castle.   Name: dekcuF YllayoR E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 03 April 2017 As captain hack-a-lot Hunter takes the helm, many are discovering that 5-10 years of seniority isn't going to save you as many are moving around to different terminals trying to stay employed with the RR. Taking some time off until the fan is cleared of all the shit and the walls are good and dry. In reference to "sick outs", I remember hearing of a story where a very large number of employees at a large corporation had random medical procedures scheduled (medical or dental), all for the same week, that required at least 5 days off. Not sure if that's true but that sure beats the hell out of a "sick out" for a day or two.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: M of W, for 10-20 years Posted: 03 April 2017 I hope Hunter whacks the engineering dept..especially middle & upper management. .   Name: So Long! E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years Posted: 02 April 2017 Not surprising but the next group of Hunter hacks will be contract employees. Hunter never wasted time killing contract employees at CP and apparently won't waste any time here in Jax either. Word has it that we can expect a 90%+ wipe out in the next 7-10 days. It was a nice 12 year ride.. Guess I need to polish up my resume. Doh!   Name: Bing E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 01 April 2017 Good luck guys!!! @ the BNSF (better not start a family) they are consolidating pools, extra boards, etc ....seniority doesn't mean jack anymore. We're getting served article IX notices weekly. They are trying to ram PWS (predicted work schedule) down our throats so we have only 1 layoff a month and are assigned 6 hour call Windows for the road to be used for ANY service we are qualified in. 20% of Managers have been let go so far, 3 are in my pool as they had a craft to fall back on. Announcements were made last Monday that another 10% or 300ish managers are going to be cut before May. I'm watching in earnest all the class 1s and seeing how they are hammering ALL employees mgmt and craft. Pretty sad to see, as I had hoped one day to join your alls RR. ( I love the east coast) Good luck, JB Engineer   Name: dezz nuts E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 30+ years Posted: 01 April 2017 Andrews sc will be shotline by the end of 2017   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 30 March 2017 Well it looks like old HH has struck again. Hamlet hump will be shut down April 11 and be used as a flat yard.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 30 March 2017 Let's give it up for hunter.... "NO MORE SAFTEY STOPS" this has to be driving those "O TEST" loving , "GETS ME HARD... WHEN I FAIL A CREW AND GET THEM TO SERVE TIME ON THE STREET", he'll bent on rules ,CSX Kool aid drinking managers fucking nuts !!!! All the shit we are doing now would have gotten us 30 days or more less then a month ago.   Name: Spongebob E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 29 March 2017 Willard, u are a idiot. If u do in fact work for CSX, you might wanna go see a Psychiatrist as you clearly have some problems.   Name: Dman E-mail: Bechargers@gmail.com Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 29 March 2017 Csx will stop hump operations in Louisville osborn yard on tue. The A yard which was our receiving yard will now be our departure yard, bowl crews will flat swicth cars out of l yard and c yard tracks to bowl tracks at which point hump crews will pull swicthed cuts north to the a yard. The hits keep on coming i have 10 plus yrs. and im still waiting to exhale my seniority is worse by the week, i dont even know if ill ha e a job soon, but you knowwhat EHH says up hill slow down hill fast, fuck u and ur career u can kiss my ass.   Name: Hugh Jorgan E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 28 March 2017 Well said train dispatcher. This outfit has cut and bullied the folks at the bottom for years. It is refreshing to see the "aristocracy" take some hits and sweat it for a change. Hell, the damn 'palace' on the st johns river damn near closed down around holidays for a 3 day weekend. I hope Harrison works the hell out of them.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 10-20 years Posted: 28 March 2017 JUST A GENERAL COMMENT....CAN YOU IMAGINE WHAT THE INSTITUTIONAL INVESTORS THINK ABOUT THE WAY THE "GANG" IN FLORIDA IS RUNNING THIS COMPANY WHEN THEY ANNOUNCE THEY CAN CHOP 1000 MANAGER JOBS !!!!! KNOW WONDER THE RUMOR OF A REAL RAILROADER MADE THINGS SOAR. ALL THE CRAFTS ARE DOWN TO BARE BONES....THEY CANT CHOP ANYMORE SO THE UPPER CRUST FINALLY HAVE TO GET RID OF ALL THE PROTECTED LOSERS MAKING BETTER SALARIES 'BETTER HOURS ' AND LIGHT WORK LOADS ....I WONDER HOW MANY SMILING FACES WE WILL SEE ON THE WEB PAGE NOW AND ALL THE WONDERFUL EXTRA PROGRAMS AND OUTINGS THAT ARE SO WELL ADVERTISED . IT MAKES ME PUKE . THINGS SURE HAVE BEEN QUIET ON THE WEB THAT BOASTED KEEPING EVERYONE IN THE LOOP . I HOPE YOU ALL GET A TASTE OF WORRY FOR YOUR FAMILIES AND HAVE TO MOVE OR GET LAID OFF .   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years Posted: 27 March 2017 Everyone complained during the Ward/Sandborn Era! For the last 3.5 years we had 200 people furloughed in our terminal alone. Rule changes finally allow us to railroad again and managers are under the microscope, yet we still complain? Our Union Leaders should be "Responsive" to the new PL/Daily Vacation Policy! But, we are not all brainwashed that our union top executives are working for the members. Any other union would organize a sick-out since we can't strike. We earned, what little time off we get: Yet, we receive a text today saying, "we can or only use our time Monday-Thursday". Our Union is dropping the ball on this one! Things were catastrophic under Ward, hopefully they change under Harrison. This is the first time in my career at CSX that I see management running scared. Lets face it, CSX has a lot of career long term family managers in its ranks. Hopefully the bad ones are shown the door! Now is the time to make sure our Union Representatives are on our side to stop any contract violations with the new regime! That's what the membership should look out for.   Name: Resist E-mail: Employed as: APE, for N/A Posted: 27 March 2017 Up Your Game Girls! Hunter's plans are fruitless if all take a couple of days off! HELLOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 25 March 2017 Hunters slash and burn is in full swing. Atlanta, Old Stanley, hump DONE. Next on the list is cumberland, boyles, and queensgate. Record profits equal record job abolishments. You think you are safe you are not.   Name: WTF! E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 24 March 2017 Have any other divisions weekends been removed by using PL or DV days. We have our 90 days scheduling coming up soon and as it stands we can not put in any Friday, Saturday or Sundays in. Company told our Union it's because we layoff too much. Pretty much every Atlanta Terminal is affected by this. Any others?   Name: Duh E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years Posted: 23 March 2017 Duhhhh. Kamikaze conductor who is frickin sick of his pay being stolen!!!! That's who needs that stupid rule.   Name: Hugh Jorgan E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years Posted: 22 March 2017 That "place of safety" is about dumbest pile of bull shit they came up with thus far in all my years. Maybe they will throw it out soon. That's like saying "I'm in the clear"...why the hell would I tell you to back up if I'm in the way? That previous bunch has just about run this operation in the ground with such bull shit rules!   Name: Stephanie E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years Posted: 22 March 2017 I am the smartest person that I know. If Csx is going to give away money, I'm taking it. My first lawsuit failed but if I keep crying about discrimination long enough, I will be living off Csx welfare forever. Better recognize.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 20-30 years Posted: 21 March 2017 They yard isn't shutting down. Just the hump.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year Posted: 21 March 2017 Wtf..... can't walk and shove, ride tank cars on a shove ,can't walk on the walk ways while moving on the engine ...... now totally legal to get on and off moving equipment..... about only good thing about hunter, relaxed rules and sensible rules. Not someone did something stupid and ban it and make it a rules violation. At least we will be able to do our work without looking over your shoulder wondering if someone is watching you for a hour just so they can fail you on a O TEST.   Name: Me E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 21 March 2017 Hunter Harrison strikes again, just got the word he is closing the yard in Atlanta.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 21 March 2017 HUNTER HARRISON IS A JOKE 300 MILLION DOLLARS in pay. How many productive employees could we have, hunter is a NON productive employee he does not move freight, only his lips. VOTE NO to hunter, ex railroad employee of cp rail, but my kids have stock in the csx.   Name: Clyde E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 16 March 2017 CSx New ceo will make roughly$ 204,000.00/Day and T&E needs to take pay cuts? 

 Name: Ben Dover E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 16 March 2017 http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/business/canadian-pacific-railway-cuts-exec-perks-changes-compensation-after-criticism-416346384.html Interesting! All shareholders should pay close attention to this before they vote. 

 Name: UP EMPLOYEES E-mail: Employed as: Yard Master, for Less than 1 year Posted: 15 March 2017 The Shake UP Is Near Before Hunter Gets Here In A Year That Is Near... Because management is inept and simply incompetent. Precision Railroading Is Simply: Jumping on a train without any delays, not running thirty trains out of a terminal with only one driver to transport crews. Expect that a severe Shake-UP will happen once Harrison's name is mentioned for a Takeover-Of-The-UP....And when that happens, the stock will double just like it did for us here at CSX! King Karma 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 15 March 2017 we here in the yard have been told, you will be ready to work as soon as your shift begins. if your yard jobs starts at 1500 you will be ready to walk out to your power at 1500. if its snowing outside , you will have your anti slip spike boots on at 1500 and they are implying that they want you putting your boots on , your vest on and safety glasses on at home and being ready to work at your on duty time. and if you are not ready you better have a answer for them why you are not dressed and ready. only acceptable answers will be getting bulletins, getting job briefing , or waiting on power. so if its 1505 and you don't have your boots on you will be written up . you drinking a coffee and eating a doughnut at 1503... bam written up......saying hello to a co worker you haven't seen in a while and bam...... write up. so now you can get on and off moving equipment and not get in trouble, but not have on YOUR csx safety gear on and ready to go 2 minutes after you star time BAM........... WRITTEN UP!!!!!!!!! 

 Name: E-mail: strike@csx.com Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for Less than 1 year Posted: 14 March 2017 Rumors of a slow down in Jacksonville? 

 Name: Pay Cuts Coming Wimps E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years Posted: 14 March 2017 Just in: Head Hunter wants to renegotiate your Collective Bargaining Agreement, reduce corporate salaries by 40%, and place all employees on TrumpCare, at the expense of all employees without any future credits of employer contributions. All those cuts alone with essentially pay his three hundred million dollar ($300,000,000.00) salary for the next three years. And you all are squabbling over a few dollars in denied claims! PRICELESS!   Name: Me E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 12 March 2017 Lots of CSX managers are really sweating it right now. There are good managers and I wish them well, but as for the POS managers, I hope you soon find yourself without a job and lose everything you have. Karma is a Bitch ass wipes. I don't know how many good employees iv'e saw walked out the door for chickenshit failures. As for most of you Managers at Avon, I hope you either get fired or exercise your seniority and get some of what you been dishing out for so long.   Name: RE; Jim Jones E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for N/A Posted: 11 March 2017 Re; Jim Jones: Per your concerns, one would say: Where is your union? And then a Corporate Officer would say: A corrupt union officer is the lowest scum on earth! They will sell out there mother just to get a paid weekend off. And then a Rail Ceo would say: Corrupt union officers are easy to find as long as we wave a twenty dollar bill at them, they will keep throwing away claims and continue looking the other way! No one is forcing anyone to work, so leave. Mr. Harrison has plans for the new hires!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 11 March 2017 I'm being recalled from furlough , should I come back or keep my 8 to 4 pm job. Is hunter going to cut more conductors off , what should I do ????   Name: Lateral Motions E-mail: claims@csx.com Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year Posted: 11 March 2017 Mr. (BNSF or UP) Doerr...Thanks for the information on your lateral motion claims. It was very helpful in establishing claims at our Local Union Meeting.   Name: CSX/UP MERGER E-mail: hharris@csx.com Employed as: APE, for N/A Posted: 11 March 2017 UP MANAGEMENT: WHILE YOU WERE SLEEPING AT THE WHEELS,CSX MANAGEMENT IS COMING AFTER YOU. START MAKING THIS A SMOOTH TRANSITION AND ELIMINATE 7000 POSITIONS, INCLUDING 6000 OF YOUR WORTHLESS MANAGERS! WE ALSO NEED TO KNOW YOUR PAYMENTS TO UNION OFFICERS WHO ARE PAID FOR (NO SHOW) SAFETY MEETINGS. UNTIL THEN, WE ARE COMING AFTER YOU! CSX PACIFIC RAILROAD   Name: Common Peeon E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 10 March 2017 Head Hunter Harrison fired a bunch of people so they put a virus in the company computer. Systems down 03-10-2017   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years Posted: 10 March 2017 Extra Extra read about this terminal manger at csx philly intermodal FIRED YES FIRED see karmas ah bitch with big teeth and in the words of on bill Goldberg gomez your ass is next .   Name: tally hoe E-mail: john_pines@hotmail.com Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 10 March 2017 Hello Fellas / Ladies We've had this hunter guy at CP since 2012. He will take every positive thing out of your job. let it be in yard service or pool service. If you don't hate the place now, you will shortly ! When I say everything I mean it. I've got 30 years at CP , We now have a breath of fresh air seeing that Hunter is gone. My best advise to you is hang on,say nothing do your god dam job,and in time he will be gone. Do your set belts up and tie up your boots cause your in for one hell of a ride. The managers you have now will turn on you. Its like watching ripe fruit spoil it doesn't take long. Good luck and back your union they will win over this old timer !!!! tally hoe away we go....   Name: OUCH!!!!! E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 09 March 2017 NEWS FLASH! Its already started. The rath of the great white HUNTER has already started. Avon hump crews are already following one of his orders that ALL CUTS WITH BE CUT OFF ONE CAR AT A TIME.! Doesn't matter if a block of 3 cars are going to the same place, each car will be cut off individually. Now I don't know about you but it sounds like someone might end up getting carpal tunnel of the elbow! Can you image standing on a hump for 8 hours pulling cut levers on 110 car trains going over the hill. He also has put the order out that 8 hours on a local or yard job is 8 HOURS PERIOD!!! You cant bust your arss anymore and get the car count that Jacksonville has always required so you can get done a little early or take just a few more minutes for lunch. If you are on an 8 hour job your butt better be there 8 hours. You actually get your local work done early and get back to the yard if you got any time left your going to be put to work in the yard. Your on a relief dog catch crew and you drag in a couple trains and got time left you will sit on your butt for the remainder of the time or the TM will find you any crap they can think of to keep you moving around for no less than 8 hours. Interesting to see how they rape and violate long pool crews coming in as a J JOB or dog catching job out of the hotel. You sit in the hotel for 15 hours and they decide to dead head you home because there are too many crews there the chief will put you on a relief crew ticket and make you work for 12 hours. There is no such thing as an 8 hour job on trip rated long pool hauls. No assigned start and end times for these pool. You get put on a dog catching ticket they are going to run you into the ground for 12 hours. If there is nothing to drag in on your way home in the wagon you will be put to work when you get to the yard. 3-4 hour wagon ride then a J JOB dog for no less than 4... Its coming! If your pool is being used as an extra board all the time get ready to get your eyes screwed out. So get ready to buy some new boots and FOR GOD SAKES START FILLING THOSE CLAIMS FOR ALL THE TICKETS THE CHIEF GIVES YOU AND PAYROLL COMBINES THEM AND TAKES THEM BACK! YOU THINK YOUR GET A SCREWING NOW YOU HAVENT SEEN ANYTHING YET!   Name: Chad Wilbourn E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for Less than 1 year Posted: 09 March 2017 Hey guys. That 300 million you are paying Hunter is way too much. I'd screw up your railroad for a fraction of that. I come cheaper because I bought my degree from a diploma mill. Hunter cut off 1000 workers before he even started. That's pretty good, but I'd also cut off any tuition assistance cause that's a waste.   Name: Me E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 08 March 2017 He's 72 years old. I'm hoping he dies sooner than later.   Name: na E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 07 March 2017 Jones If what you are saying is true then it will finally show exactly what our union representation is made of. If they cant protect us from a whip and beat work environment and protect our jobs then its time to sue the shit out of them and demand a refund of our dues that we pay during the entire period Harrison stepped in and tore our agreements apart. If he does take over and come in like a hurricane then we all need to get some money together and seek legal counsel as how we can protect ourselves and create our own union representation. I know for a fact that we have that right. Read up on your federal rights as a union member. Read your LMRDA laws. If we have to hire labor lawyers then that's what we have to do. Sounds like the CP boys just didn't play hard ball enough.   Name: news E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 07 March 2017 PINES.. Before you start your ranting and raving over the bus/train crash in Mississippi take about 5 minutes to use what ever little heart you have left in the body of yours and feel sorry for the crew members who probably pissed on themselves before they impacted a charter bus full of people. Everyone take 5 minute of silence to pray for the crew members who's lives will never be the same after this because of the loss of life. They will be grilled and put under the microscope and made miserable to weeks to come. Its a shame the driver wasn't paying better attention. Its a shame the crew couldn't have predicted the drivers moves and stopped in time. Many lives will be changed now because someone just wasn't paying attention. God bless all the family members who lost loved ones!   Name: Jim Jones E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 07 March 2017 I forgot to mention, start using phrases like; "Eyes on the prize!" and "We got this!" and "I've got one speed...GO!" It will help deflect the target off your back!   Name: Jim Jones E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 07 March 2017 FUH2 survival guide I've been at CP for 30 years. Unfortunately you're about to be royally screwed. His first move will be to fire multiple employees across the system in an effort to change the "culture ". Then he'll go through your contract, and reinterpret every comma, to the company's advantage. He'll send his minions to fail you with the aim of having every man on the verge of dismissal. All calling procedures and local rules will be suspended. Engineers will be forced to work as brakeman. Crew transportation companies will have their contracts canceled. You'll be tossed a set of keys and told to drive yourself. The union will be powerless to stop him, due to the clogged legal system. But not for lack of trying. Your union dues will double, all to no avail. Start working on your resumes! Take correspondence courses to upgrade your skill set. Buy CSX call options, with an expiration of Jan 2019! HH will triple the value of your stocks, come hell or high water, thereby increasing the value of your options tenfold. You'll take cold comfort in the devastation around you knowing that you can escape when it becomes unbearable! I wish I had done it 4 years ago. Good luck brothers!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 07 March 2017 Setser. Hard to look at him & not be reminded of Alfred E. Newman of MAD magazine fame. "What, me worry?".   Name: E-mail: Employed as: M of W, for Less than 1 year Posted: 06 March 2017 This is to.-Me locomotive 10 to 20 years, I'm sorry I put Up instead of Cp. You clearly are an ignorant son of a bitch who clearly bends over the desk and gets butt fucked by every manager you come in contact with. Open your eyes and look what the fuck is happening. Your wishing for your ticket to the unemployment line you free loading prick. You are clearly oblivious to the power of HH. EVERYONE WHO WORKS FOR CSX IS WORRIED FOR THERE JOBS EXCEPT YOU. You clearly swallow like a good boy. Don't ever call me a dumb ass you TRANSGENDER fuck   Name: EX LC E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years Posted: 06 March 2017 Titan It's my guess you are referring to Bill Setser. He will be heading up the Northern Region. What you stated about his chop and fire mentality has been confirmed as true. Several supervisors who worked with him have confirmed he did in fact make it well known that if they weren't in the fields finding someone to fire they weren't trying hard enough and were not doing their jobs. If you can confirm any more factual information in regards to his lack of ethical reasoning it would be in the best interest of everyone to be made aware of his actions. Some may argue your post does not belong in the safety forum but they could not be more wrong. When someone new comes to town and takes control they ALWAYS COME ON FULL FORCE TO MAKE SURE EVERY ONE OF THIER LINE STAFF UNDERSTAND EXACTLY WHAT KIND OF POWER THEY HAVE! There will be pressure on the supervisors to show their ability to follow his wishes. If he is testing them to see which ones can cut the mustard and have the back bone to fire workers in the field without hesitation they will all be head hunting without any regards to the rules. This is going to cause a frenzy in the field and create serious moral problems and hostile work environment. This in turn creates an unsafe working environment. Follow the rules to a tee. Do not make a single move if you are in doubt of the exact rule governing the job. We all know the supervisors have a history of twisting and turning the rules to favor a failure if they need one bad enough. It has always been this way and will never change. Do not be afraid to pull your rules book out and argue the fact if you are wrongly charged. There are major changes coming to the company and a lot of new heads of state taking over. With new operation changes and changing of seats there will be pressure out in the fields. Do your best to follow all rules IN WRITING and contact your local chairman and General Chairman of all NEW VERBAL RULE CHANGES the supervisors quote to you as a new rule that has never been put in writing.   Name: Goofy clown E-mail: Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 1-10 years Posted: 05 March 2017 Dear Colleagues, Strong leadership on the Operations team is critically important as we work to deliver greater efficiency and regain our industry leadership position. To guide Operations through this transition effectively, I am announcing changes to my senior leadership team. These are individuals in whom I have the utmost confidence based on their deep experience, passion for our business and unwavering commitment to CSX. Together, they will help us continue to expedite our advancements in safety, service and efficiency. These leadership changes reflect our stated intention to reorganize our operations around the primary and local networks to improve efficiency and service to our customers. The leaders will report to me, unless otherwise indicated. Effective immediately: Mike Pendergrass will continue to serve as Chief Transportation Officer, leading the implementation of our network segmentation strategy. Reporting to Mike are: · Jermaine Swafford, who is appointed vice president of Transportation, with responsibility for our Primary Network; · Gery Williams, who is appointed to the newly created position of vice president of the Local Network, with responsibility for helping us further improve first-mile, last-mile service to our customers; and · Bob Frulla, who will have expanded responsibility as vice president of Network Operations, with oversight of Customer Service, Passenger Operations and PTC. The corridor structure will be further supported by the leadership of Larry Koster, who will serve as General Manager of the Eastern Corridor, headquartered in Florence, S.C.; David Hamby, who will serve as General Manager of the Central Corridor, headquartered in Atlanta, Ga.; and Bill Setser, who will serve as General Manager of the Northern Corridor, headquartered in Indianapolis, Ind. Larry, David and Bill will report to Jermaine. Brian Barr is promoted to vice president of Mechanical, in recognition of his strong performance as chief mechanical officer for the Southern Region. John Bradley is appointed vice president of Service Design, having previously served as vice president of Southern Region Transportation. The Car Management and Process Excellence teams will now report to John. Rod Logan is appointed assistant vice president of Safety, responsible for further strengthening our focus and performance in this critical area. Ricky Johnson will remain as vice president of Engineering, with expanded responsibility to include oversight of our Highly Automated Railroad initiatives. Mike Smith, Jim Marks and John Hart are retiring. Mike, Jim and John have made important contributions to CSX during their many years of service, for which we are immensely grateful. We wish them equal success in their future endeavors. The Operations leaders will work together over the coming weeks to finalize their reporting structures. Please join me in supporting them as they take on new responsibilities and help us safely and reliably serve our customers and our nation’s economy. Sincerely, Cindy Sanborn   Name: Fed up E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 05 March 2017 Why don't you Robert Pines followers stop wasting space on here by complaining about stuff that doesn't matter. You faggots need help. Grow some balls and stop hiding behind a computer screen and do something about it. You mom and dad raised a coward. Stick Robert Pines up your butt..   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 05 March 2017 Nice but pitiful post in content. CSX is a profitable Corporation that makes money to pay all that work there. It is not your mother or father just a job. Showing 1-20 of 10714 articles posted under "Courtesy and Professionalism, CSX Style" All 10714 articles on one big page. Name: Grateful CSXer E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years Posted: 04 March 2017 I am one of the 1000 being purged in the initial stages of what will become the Hunter Harrison era. It has been a great privilege to work for CSX. I work in the Technology area and can truly say that this is the best place I have ever worked. I want to personally thank Mr. Ward and the board for looking out for his employees during these very difficult times. It speaks volumes for the character of this man. What is going on now is a tragedy. It is nothing more than a hostile takeover of a company pandering to the big stockholders and the market. The operating ratio will be achieved by drastic cost cutting, heavy employee attrition rates, and a culture change that will be ruled by fear and anxiety. HH has never grown business, only achieved goals by significant employee cutting, rolling stock inventory reductions, real estate sales, and accounting tricks. What CSX means to Jacksonville will drastically change, if it remains a Jacskonville company at all. HH at CP wanted to merge with CSX and he failed. He moved on to target a NS merger and that failed. Now he wants to take over CSX with the ultimate goal of merger with CP by negotiating with his hand-picked successor. His precision railroading works well on railroads where the ride from point A to B only faces bad weather and elk crossings. It is a very bad fit for the congested, short routes CSX and NS face in the heavily congested East Coast. I still hold out hope that stockholders will not support this man and tell him to take his nurse and retire quietly. His offer includes promises that won't be backed by incentives based upon performance and he is fighting the request for an independent health assessment. Stockholders have a right to know if this$300 million man is healthy enough to last 4 years before giving him guarantees.

To my fellow CSX employees, God bless you and may you find peace during these difficult times. Contrary to what the market analysts say, CSX is a well run company greatly impacted by the utter destruction of the coal industry thanks to the growing administrative state. The loss of revenue there is the greatest reason for the operating ratio stagnation. We are witnessing the destruction of a great institution that will resonate through the industry. No one should be celebrating.



 Name: Grateful CSXer E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years Posted: 04 March 2017

I am one of the 1000 being purged in the initial stages of what will become the Hunter Harrison era. It has been a great privilege to work for CSX. I work in the Technology area and can truly say that this is the best place I have ever worked. I want to personally thank Mr. Ward and the board for looking out for his employees during these very difficult times. It speaks volumes for the character of this man.

What is going on now is a tragedy. It is nothing more than a hostile takeover of a company pandering to the big stockholders and the market. The operating ratio will be achieved by drastic cost cutting, heavy employee attrition rates, and a culture change that will be ruled by fear and anxiety. HH has never grown business, only achieved goals by significant employee cutting, rolling stock inventory reductions, real estate sales, and accounting tricks.

What CSX means to Jacksonville will drastically change, if it remains a Jacskonville company at all. HH at CP wanted to merge with CSX and he failed. He moved on to target a NS merger and that failed. Now he wants to take over CSX with the ultimate goal of merger with CP by negotiating with his hand-picked successor. His precision railroading works well on railroads where the ride from point A to B only faces bad weather and elk crossings. It is a very bad fit for the congested, short routes CSX and NS face in the heavily congested East Coast.

I still hold out hope that stockholders will not support this man and tell him to take his nurse and retire quietly. His offer includes promises that won't be backed by incentives based upon performance and he is fighting the request for an independent health assessment. Stockholders have a right to know if this $300 million man is healthy enough to last 4 years before giving him guarantees. To my fellow CSX employees, God bless you and may you find peace during these difficult times. Contrary to what the market analysts say, CSX is a well run company greatly impacted by the utter destruction of the coal industry thanks to the growing administrative state. The loss of revenue there is the greatest reason for the operating ratio stagnation. We are witnessing the destruction of a great institution that will resonate through the industry. No one should be celebrating.   Name: Shareholder E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 03 March 2017 M of W poster must not be dumb at all: understands that Harrison hasn't & won't work for rank & file lowly employees & their families.   Name: Me E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 03 March 2017 M of W for 1-10, Your a dumb ass, you don't even know who Hunter Harrison used to work for.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: M of W, for 1-10 years Posted: 02 March 2017 I worked for csx for three years in the engineering dept. From day one, they hire you to fire you. I was tossed around bumped and rolled constantly for three years. The union is weak and your true union brothers are legit but theres a few who will stick it in you. You just lay a little cheese out to catch the rat fucks. But anyway, this hunter harrison character is not for the working man. He is going to lay off thousands. Look what he did to UP. share holders love him workers hate him. He is the grim reaper of the railroad. He will cut jobs beyond cutting and cut some more. Its ashame its going to this now because I really did enjoy working with the people and having fun at work. Greed is gonna fold this company while destroying thousands of homes and dreams of the workers. Thanks chickenshitexpress   Name: Shareholder E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 01 March 2017 Much complaining, groaning & moaning from employees during the Ward regime. Look out now. Is best to be careful what you wish for.   Name: Me E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 01 March 2017 I sure hope Hunter Harrison fires some of these incompetent Diversity Hires they have acquired over the years. Maybe the new CSX will hire and promote managers based on qualifications and ability rather that trying to win some type of EEOC award to hang on the wall.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 01 March 2017 well, I hope they don't give Harrison 300 million to chop CSX. I am sure he can do his job for far less, and given stock interests and (I assume) his interest in his historical record, I suspect he would do it for free. Think of Herbert Hoover and the public service works he did, restoring his reputation. HOWEVER, consider the current CSX management. Lots of nepotism, poor performers at all levels, effort put on craft employees to subsidize the ineptness of management, with good bonuses to higher managers who cannot manage ANYTHING properly.This has been in effect an Appalachian family business with "family and kinfolk" standards. Keep current management and CSX just sinks more slowly, until all the loser management groups and cronies leave. Since they all have families needing jobs, that could take forever. Best solution.....give Bill Gates a big model RR with all cars painted CSX, and hope he buys the REAL CSX for a year or two and straighten it out (invite his dear friend Warren to run trains every Friday night..put remote dispatch centers / simulators in Omaha and Seattle, invite friends (Paul Allen?)to join in and make the system normal. Maybe even Fix PTC that is going soooo slowly.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 10-20 years Posted: 28 February 2017 If you think for one minute that Hunter Harrison will grow CSXT you are sadly misguided. This whole ego scheme is all about money for him and the shareholders. They will make their money very quick within a few years and they will leave the company and all the employees in shambles for his cronies to take over. Harrison and Hilal are telling investors that a 58 percent operating ratio will mainly be done within the first 18 months of his employment. CP cannot grow their business now that Harrison has come and gone. They dont have the infrastructure rolling stock or employees or a customer base to do that because he has destroyed that. Thousands and thousands of jobs will be lost rails and real estate will be sold off locomotives will be parked and the older ones will be junked. A lot of new Managers will come in and they are already trained to operate locomotives as the same method was done at CP. A lot of yards will be closed as well as humps being done away with or closing them all together. He hates them. TandE employees will take the largest hit besides management but all departments will be affected and those others that will quit due to the poor working conditions. Ns will pick up a lot more of our customers as Harrison will have our current ones to bend over for CSXT or get lost. His health is bad and he wont be at CSXT but for a few years thats all he needs to do the damage to bust it up. Do the history of CP from the time he started until now and you will see the Harrison affect. So sad for all the CSXT employees that have worked so hard to be forced to give it all up for his ego and shareholders. CSXT will never recoup. Enjoy what you have today as you better be looking for another place of employment regardless of your seniority. Your new job will be his way or the highway as the current working conditions will never be the same. He is used to having thousands of greivances filed against his bullies and he doesnt care about the employees. It will be a blood bath by this summer to fall. If you dont think your job will change dramadically at any level you will be amazed at how quick he makes the changes he thinks is needed. Union reps will either suck up to him or they too will find theirself on the street. His demands as a CEO for profits will be unforgiving as he has stated that it doesnt bother him one bit to go to sleep at night thinking about the carnage of the employees.. The board better not agree to the Hilal demands for control of the board or all we will be screwed for good. Good luck to all that are left.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 28 February 2017 Harrison is going to grow CSXT better than any CEO in the past 20 years. No more looking over you shoulder for a safety officer to bust you for doing your job. Invest in Csx and make some money!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 25 February 2017 shoulda bought the stock. You would love csx now.   Name: TRUMP AMERICA E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 30+ years Posted: 24 February 2017 MAKE RAIL WAGES GREAT AGAIN! But first, we must DRAIN THE SWAMP and fire our corrupt union bosses! They complain about how much we lost, but their signatures is on every lousy agreement shoved down our throats!   Name: Safety First E-mail: rodoerr@bnsf.com Employed as: APE, for N/A Posted: 22 February 2017 EXCESSIVE LATERAL MOTION SYMPTOMS & CASUALTY MANAGEMENT CLAIMS: Union Pacific and few other Class I encourages all employees to recognized the symptoms from excessive lateral motion traumas. The following is for your information and guidance for lateral motion symptoms: DISCOMFORT PAIN NUMBNESS TINGLING BURNING CHANGE IN COLOR OR TEMPERATURE OF SKIN FACTORS THAT MAY BE ASSOCIATED WITH THESE SYMPTOMS INCLUDE: INTENSE LONG-DURATION EXPOSURE TO COMBINATIONS OF FORCE AND REPETITION DOING TASKS BEYOND YOUR PHYSICAL CAPABILITIES EXPOSURE TO VIBRATION ABOVE MAXIMUM HEALTH GUIDELINES PLEASE REPORT SYMPTOMS ITS TO LATE TO FILE CLAIM WITHIN THREE YEARS OF SYMPTOMS IF THEY: ARE PERSISTENT, SEVERE, OR WORSENING IF THE PAIN RADIATES THROUGH YOUR ENTIRE BODY KEEP YOU FROM SLEEPING IF YOU HAVE CONSTANT OR UNUSUAL SYMPTOMS, SEE YOUR DOCTOR! SYMPTOMS REQUIRE A MEDICAL EVALUATION FOR DIAGNOSIS. Some cumulative trauma injuries are so severe and requires extreme medical remedies, including a Medical retirement with compensation by the Casualty Management Department. One should always seek a FELA attorney in order to fully understand your options if the Casualty Management Department fail to do so.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 21 February 2017 Wonder if she was Safely, Courteously & Professionally helped off the property without Harassment & Discrimination. If the witch is out, probably got a nice goodbye severance package.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years Posted: 21 February 2017 Our Division Manager was at depot yesterday and we are being told Cindy Sanborn is no longer with csx.   Name: hugh jorgan E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years Posted: 19 February 2017 Robert Pines for President!!   Name: Big Willy E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 19 February 2017 New CSX motto should be "Big trains, Big Problems!!" hahaha Keep running them big, I like all the overtime and recrews.   Name: Jim Jones E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 16 February 2017 Hi, could someone please enlighten me as to your grievance procedures? I'm from Canada and understand the processes are different.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years Posted: 16 February 2017 That sanborn witch should be given a mop & bucket & toilet cleaning supplies to perform the type of tasks she's best suited for.   Name: Karma E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 16 February 2017 Heard from a CSX manager that Cindy is going to work for Amtrak, good riddance.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 15 February 2017 Are CP T&E people better off & happier overall with how they are compensated & treated? Is the CP way the way to go? Don't know but would sure like to hear\read some comments.   Name: BYE Felicia E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 15 February 2017 I hope you parasites at Payroll and Labor relations see this. If HH comes in and we get a CP like contract. You know what means? No more claims, no more gaurantee, no more need for labor relations and most of payroll. Karma is a bitch and I hope you get yours down in Jacksonville. I hope you know what it feels like to have money you rightfully earned taken away from you simply because of your interpretation of an agreement. Bye Felicia   Name: WILD CAT E-mail: johnwayne@csx.com Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year Posted: 13 February 2017 This is a two day notice: Who's brave enough to stay home Wednesday? This is the only leverage you have without a corrupt union officer!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 08 February 2017 The elections for the Smart\UTU Legislative positions for local & state were held just last year so it'll be 2-3 yrs. before another. However, should there be a vacancy due to resignation, retirement, et al, an election would need to be held prior to that.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years Posted: 08 February 2017 Hopefully Harrison comes in and cleans house on CSX Management Team! We've been going thru this "Merger BS" For the last 3 years. Management stays in place, but union employees and jobs are getting cut, customers are not happy due to lack of service, and are leaving in droves... etc...etc...etc!!! As a UTU Member, we should also look at our elected officials? No contract, the Attendance System, Take The Waiver, etc...etc...etc! It's time for a change.   Name: Karma E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 07 February 2017 Punked. The person your referring to is the BLET State Legislative rep, that's not the one i'm referring to.   Name: punked E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years Posted: 07 February 2017 Karma If your talking about the rep who is on the local job that only works one day a week cause he's marked off Union, then good riddance!!! Some of us who get punked off the xb to do his job have to drive 2 hours just to get there and the damn thieving company isn't paying our deadheads when we drive our personal vehicle. They know we are supposed to be paid but don't give a shit! No one really wants the stinking job because of the driving miles and it doesn't pay shit. You would think a job that a Union rep was on would be paid more attention to when it comes to paying us fairly. Goes to show how much the company screws our contract all to hell! So let him go!   Name: Former employee E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for N/A Posted: 05 February 2017 Railroading is the among the absolute worst of choices for a career. Ebb & flow with the economy, feast or famine. Employers that don't ever give a rat's ass that you're a human being, etc., etc. CSX Sucks? Hell, all RR cos. suck. Do your best to try to find something else you can do to earn a living.   Name: Anonymous E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 05 February 2017 Been a conductor about 3 years. Been furloughed more than I've worked. All this talk about corrupt politicians and Hunter Harrison has ne seriously worried about the future of my livelihood. Go to railroad they said, you'll make money they said.   Name: Karma E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 03 February 2017 Very disappointing to hear my State Legislative Rep. for the UTU is inquiring into CSX management jobs, guess he needs a back-up plan in case he doesn't get re-elected to his 6-figure do-nothing job, as he doesn't want to run a engine ever again. This man has many faces, you have to look no further than his Facebook page to see who he is friends with. Says a lot about his moral character, preach the Union Brotherhood at the state house and union meetings, yet making a backup plan to take a CSX mgmt. position.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 1-10 years Posted: 02 February 2017 I am a mother of a hard working and dedicated CSX employee. My son has dedicated the last two years of his life to this company in order to feed his family and put a roof over their heads. He has lost a lot of family time in order to make sure the railway is safe. The potential takeover by this Harrison man is disheartening and disturbing. For an individual to be this ruthless for his own financial/oersonal gain is beyond my comprehension. I am not sure how this man sleeps at night knowing that he is putting many individuals out of work causing them lose their homes, vehicles etc. only so he can put more money in his own pocket and another check mark by his name. One day Mr. Harrison, you will have to meet your maker and explain your selfishness.   Name: watchdog E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years Posted: 01 February 2017 Posters Well it looks like our pines/imposter has managed to take control of the site again. Drawing everyone's attention away from the important topics at hand. If you are a regular poster on this site or have been a visitor of it, you know the pines character goes back over 14 years. Maybe longer. Cant say if he started the recent mess with posting the incident about the unfortunate van accident but he/it has kept the ball rolling. There is a car hit in this country everyday by someone who is either an idiot, tired or lazy or the unfortunate victim of bad view from vegetation, buildings, or improperly maintained crossing equipment. There is also a car crash everyday due to the same damn things. Now, we must ask ourselves why has he decided to continue this rant. Our guess is he is either off his medication, bored or he is really the company mole who is paid to come to this site and disrupt all discussions of topics that have the powers to be in Jacksonville twisting in their seats. So lets take the time to put away Mr. pines rants for the moment and focus on what is happening in and around our yards! It may not be long before you have a new Sherriff in the CEO seat and thing will be seriously changing. If you have not googled Hunter Harrison then we suggest you do. Read his history, Read his ideas and strategies. He will get a seat on the board of directors if not CEO. He WILL be an influence. The supervisors are not protected. They are just as vulnerable and expendable. They know this. Your unions better be doing their homework. If there is a change of power you will finally see what your unions are made of. Reducing the work force means reducing their income or doubling your dues.   Name: jason wilkerson E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 01 February 2017 anybody need their grass cut? i'm looking for a job.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 29 January 2017 Well LC, Why don't you LCs & the Local LRs get cracking? Union reps are supposed to have even more backing than the average member account they're just doing what they're elected to do.   Name: Oh Yeah E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 29 January 2017 LC (Joe) Dropping his name on here or calling the ethics hotline and the FRA will get the same reaction from the Trainmaster. The anti-retaliation policy doesn't apply to mgmt.   Name: LC E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 29 January 2017 Concerned I am all for whistleblowing and doing what is right, but using a trainmasters name means that all local crews that use the on board under his jurisdiction will most likely we watched like a hawk in order for retaliation to be dispensed. The TM will not be able to identify who brought the unethical behavior forward so crews will most likely be drilled and failures give to all to make sure the message is sent. DO NOT DISCUSS THE FACT THAT THE POST WAS ON HERE AND BY WHOM.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years Posted: 28 January 2017 Concerned, Regarding the hours of service question: After you've completed the OBWO device work, can you complete the electronic "time ticket"? Or must you do a quick tie-up and then have to complete your hours of service reporting when you next report for duty? That's your 1st clue concerning handling electronic devices after your 12 hrs. has expired. How much time do you mean? Couple minutes or an hour or so? TM Fister should be made to read & fully understand Title 49 CFR Part 228 in it's entirety. You people, your unions, need to get all this reported to the FRA-have that outfit make a determination on how this should be handled.   Name: concerned E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 28 January 2017 FRA INSPECTOR When I was first hired we were told in training class that we were not supposed to stay after work when we were outlawed to complete the on board for the company. This electronic devise reports the work that we SUPPOSIDLY DO to the billing department for CSX. We have a trainmaster(Fister) who has been making us stay and report work after we outlaw. I was told it was their responsibility to complete this. He says since it is not actually doing train work so we can. We get overtime while we stay and complete the thing so some dont care about it, but if its a violation of hours of service I dont want to get caught up in this mess. Whats the rule on this. How about reporting that you have pulled cars from an industry which you know you haven't just to get it to billing. If we go back to get the cars the next day and they derail all over the place and its enough damage to be reportable to the FRA will we be charged for lying on the onboard. What if the car needs to be shopped for repairs and the commodity isn't delivered in time and csx charges the customer for work we never did? We are being made do this as well but I bet your bottom dollar the TM will NEVER admit he told us to do this. What would you do about this? Im not the only one starting to get concerned about this! Why doesn't CSX pay better attention to this stuff going on or are they just in it up to their knees! Do they harass the supervisors to get customer serviced on time just so they can get that service star award? Whats the big deal with this award anyway. Do they get grants or money for the award?   Name: cheated E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 26 January 2017 Conductor 30 That's real easy to say not to step up or volunteer. Doesn't do a damn bit of good when a tm comes up to you after you been gone at the hotel for 48 stinking hours and you come in on a train after 10 hours on duty and they grab you and ask if you can go drag a train in then when you say no I am tired and want to go home they say " WELL WE REALLY DONT HAVE ANYONE ELSE RIGHT NOW SO IM GOING TO ASK YOU AGAIN! WHAT THE FUCK DO YOU SAY. HUH? We said no again then we were order to do it or be charged with insubordination. Then they stand there and lie through their teeth and say you will be paid another ticket and the pay roll takes it back and says you weren't entitled to be paid for the extra work. WE ARE SICK OF THIS SHIT. WE ARE SICK OF OUR YELLOW BACK UNIONS LETTING THIS HAPPEN EVERY SINGLE STINKING DAY TO THE CREWS. I AGREE WITH LEGAL. MAKE THEIR LIVES MISERABLE AT NO COST! REPORT EVERY LAW THEY BREAK. NOTIFY THE PRESS. WHO GIVES A SHIT ANYMORE!   Name: PRESIDENT TRUMP E-mail: Employed as: APE, for N/A Posted: 26 January 2017 We are a week in President Trump's term...and already he has demonstrated how incompetent our union leaders are and above all, how corrupt our politicians are! With a simple demand to Corporate America under the threat of tariffs to companies who decides to move their manufacturing base to Mexico under the disguise of Free Trade. Free Trade was not designed to destroy your owned country, and by doing so, move your manufacturing base to Mexico or another country, and sell the products to the country where the factories were shut down. Plain and simple economics and plain and simple courage by President Trump to tell it like it is!   Name: Legal E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years Posted: 26 January 2017 Loyd Everything you posted was 100% correct. What you did not post was the fact that the members do not need the union to start a chain reaction of worry within the companies upper management. What the members fail to understand is the power they have in reporting constant violations of federal and state laws. We received a call a few days ago from a concerned crew member who was being forced to violate FRA laws and regulations and wanted to know what to do. He was advised to immediately call the appropriate FRA representative and file a complaint. His first comment was one of fear of retaliation. He was them asked why did he bother to call if he wasn't going to take the advise and if he expected us to call that wasn't going to happen. He was the one in the situation and knew what was happening. People, if you know your unions are worthless and possibly bought under the table then it is your responsibility to take control of your situation. The carrier can easily violate your union agreement. If you have not figured that out yet then your in for a long miserable haul working for the railroad. The carrier CAN NOT break state and federal laws. Yes, they do on a daily basis but it is up to you to report these violations and to send a message to the company that you mean business. If your rights are violated on a daily basis then the state and federal regulators should know when are being violated as well. This is not a fair game that the railroads are playing and you can not expect to play fair and make a difference. It doesn't work that way. Take a stance and do what is right. Report all violations and demand fair play and treatment for yourself and your state and federal regulators,   Name: Lloyd E-mail: Employed as: Brakeman, for 20-30 years Posted: 25 January 2017 Coming soon with some thoughts and information. Been a long time.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 23 January 2017 Name: Chip E-mail: Sowa7523@gmail.com Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year Posted: 20 January 2017 Csx officials are eligible for more than 100 percent, I've been told its due to the fact that we as engineers get awarded stock based on availability.and they don't. They also have the option to buy an extra week vacation now. They also make more than you do and qualify for two retirement programs. But then all you do is move 3 hours out of a 12 hour shift. I know that moving is the goal, but in reality Engineer's sit more than they move. Their skill is waning as we speak.   Name: na E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 21 January 2017 LC Nice catch in the ethics policy. Im going to sit down and read mine a little closer now. see what else I can find that supervisors are violating.   Name: Chip E-mail: Sowa7523@gmail.com Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year Posted: 20 January 2017 Csx officials are eligible for more than 100 percent, I've been told its due to the fact that we as engineers get awarded stock based on availability.and they don't. They also have the option to buy an extra week vacation now.   Name: LC E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 20 January 2017 ME The post was not from Adam. Wrong assumption. Not sure he would appreciate his name being posted on this site. Sure you meant no harm. Now a little education for you and other posters. As for your comment to sick, posting on this site that the CMC managers are being put on notice is the perfect thing to do. If you have not read any post on this site before, the FRA as well as an appointed team for the lawyers of CSX reads this site every day. It is a blatant violation for a crew caller to call someone in the manner that "SICK" has pointed out when the crew managers are well aware that this topic is covered in the SSA and is written in black and white. There is NO GRAY AREA! The excuse they are using now is that the IVR is violating the rule. It is set up to automatically run the rosters and anyone in AO status will get automatically called in the window between 2201 and 0000. NO EXCUSE!! They are responsible for the programing of the IVR system. They have been using this as an excuse since they were down sized and jobs were replaced by the machine. If you having issues with anyone in CSX and need to point out the problems do not hesitate to post your notice to them on this site. It is a fact that TM, RF and other supervisors visit this site on a regular basis and have been heard very frequently discussing the topics posted on here. Therefore they can not say they are not aware of situations that are taking place and therefore they are turning a blind eye. Yes, they do nothing about what they read but that puts them at fault according to the ethics policy. You should have received a copy of the code of ethics in the mail. Read page 38 covering social media. Read the first line of the last paragraph! IF YOU SEE SOMETHING POSTED THAT COULD BE POTENTIALLY HARMFUL TO CSX, REPORT IT IMMEDIATELY! The csx group who is assigned to monitor this site regularly is NOT EXEMPT from this policy! Actions such as those that are occurring within the CMC could easily be seen as an attempt to create hostility.   Name: Me E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 20 January 2017 SickOf CM, I'll bet those CMC callers and Managers are afraid to call anyone now since you "Put them on Notice". Damnit man. I wish you wouldn't have done that, they are all trembling in their shoes now and will be afraid to call anyone for work. Seriously dude, do you really think a crew caller or CMC Manager gives two big shits about being turned in to the Ethics Hotline for running the roster. You apparently have a very high opinion of yourself to think that your gonna make a difference. Who do you think reviews the cases called into the Ethics Hotline? It damned sure isn't a neutral party that makes decisions that are Labor friendly.   Name: Me E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 20 January 2017 LC (Adam), Thanks for the info on the performance bonus.   Name: LC E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 20 January 2017 ALL ENGINEERS Official notice came in today. The Engineers bonus will be figured at 100% and will be payable on February 22nd. There have been rumors floating around that some in upper management have been claiming they were getting a 125% bonus. These are just rumors and nothing has been clarified. However it does not matter. The contractual bonus agreement states that the bargaining unit will not request an audit or review of the corporate books to determine if your percentage is being figured fairly.   Name: sickof CM E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 20 January 2017 CREW MANAGERS!!!! ARTICLE 40(NEW LANGUAGE) OF THE SSA FOR ENGINEERS STATES VERY CLEARLY...... IN NO EVENT WILL AND ENGINEER BE REQUIRED TO ACCEPT AN ASSIGNMENT THAT GOES ON DUTY AFTER 2000 HOURS ON THE DAY PRIOR TO HIS SCHEDULED TIME OFF. ITS ABOUT TIME YOU STOPPED ORDERING YOUR CREW CALLERS TO CALL ANY ENGINEER AFTER 2000 AND DISRUPT OUR QUALITY TIME AT HOME THAT MICHAEL WARD CLAIMS HE IS SO CONCERNED THAT WE HAVE. WE ARE ALL SICK OF HEARING THE SAME LAME EXCUSE THAT YOU HAVED NEW PEOPLE IN THE OFFICE WHO DONT KNOW THE AGREEMENT. YOU HAVE USED THIS OUTRIGHT LIE FOR SO LONG ITS NOT EVEN LAUGHABLE ANYMORE. THEREFORE YOU ARE BEING PUT ON NOTICE. WE ARE GOING TO FILE ETHICS CHARGES AGAINST YOU FOR SUPPORTING A HOSTILE WORK ENVIORNMENT. THEN WE WILL FILE A PETITION TO HAVE YOU REMOVED FROM YOUR POSITION BECAUSE YOU ARE OBVIOUSLY NOT QUALIFIED TO HANDLE THE JOB. THE ABILITY TO SUPERVISE YOUR CREW CALLERS AND THE INABILITY TO MAKE SURE THEY ARE PROPERLY TRAINED SPEAKS FOR ITSELF WHEN OUR PHONE RING IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT BECAUSE YOU HAVE ORDERED THEM TO GET A WARM BODY AT NO COST. DO NOT DENY THIS. SEVERAL CREW CALLERS HAVE TOLD US THIS. THEY ARE NOT AS LOYAL AS YOU THINK. YOUR TOTAL DISREGARD FOR OUR UNION AGREEMENT AND OUR PRIVATE TIME AT HOME MAKES YOU A HOSTILE SUPERVISOR. YOU ONLY HAVE YOURSELVES TO BLAME. BE PREPARED!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years Posted: 20 January 2017 a strong union could stop HH in his tracks. CSX rendered the union weak and powerless. Isn't it ironic the strong union that could save Mikey and his crew were destroyed by Mikey and his crew. We're all about to be in a world of hurt.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years Posted: 19 January 2017 Agree. SpongeBob ought to step back, do some research, listen\learn, and then post what to hope for. "Don't know what you've got 'till it's gone".   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 19 January 2017 This is no different from the CP with Hunter Harrison & Bill Ackman wanting to take over the NS. They want to come in and liquidate EVERYTHING. Chop everything up, sell it all off to make there money, then claim a consolidated railroad. By this time there is nothing left as they retire and walk away with millions in there pockets, and thousands of railroaders out of work. Modern day Corporate Greed. Watch what you wish for, these guys are hatchet men.   Name: Spongebob E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 19 January 2017 I'm hoping Hunter Harrison comes in and kicks out Mikey and Cindy on the curb. Maybe Mr. Harrison will promote people to management positions based on their ability rather than the current regime that promotes people based on their skin color or other minority status. CSX loves the positive publicity of hiring minorities and promoting them to positions that they fail miserably in. Take a look at Queens Gate and Chicago for example. These folks couldn't manage a Lemonade stand in Siberia much less run a Railroad.   Name: UP Hunter Harrison E-mail: Employed as: APE, for N/A Posted: 19 January 2017 Hunter Harrison signed on with the UP for over$100 Million plus. He resigned from the CP and forfeited a buyout of over $88 Million. Union Pacific has a overall management problem with a lot of dim headlights at the operational levels of management. With all the insurmountable legal bills that's coming to fruition, someone has to focus on efficient (not harassment operation) operation of trains. Fritz and Scott has been compromised by the SP union bosses. And both will be out the door in a matter of days! Good Riddance   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 18 January 2017 As someone who has 20+ years with CPRS, my thoughts and prayers are with you guys at CSXT tonight. I had a very good job in CPRS' U.S. Headquarters office in Minneapolis in Revenue Accounting for eight years until late 2015 when my job was unceremoniously abolished as part of all the slashing and burning that rotten bastard EHH did when he came in after the proxy fight waged by Pershing Square in mid-2012. To make a long story short, I was eventually forced to apply for Railroad Disability but when I see how the moral at CPRS has gone to being practically non-existent under EHH's reign of terror, I can't say that I miss it that much. It's just incredibly sad what this guy has done to CPRS and how he's not only wrecked the company and ruined the lives of several good people there, but has also alienated several good rail customers who will likely never use rail for their shipping needs again. I dread to think what that rotten SOB will do to CSXT and its intermodal franchise out east. God be with you guys.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years Posted: 18 January 2017 What about Hunter Harrison leaving CP to come to CSX?   Name: WTF E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years Posted: 18 January 2017 OTHER Are you kidding us??? The woman ran into the side of a train engine and you want some advice? Really? Is she related to pines or are you? And your saying she couldn't see it. Broad day light or night neither matters. Engines usually have running lights, step lights, number lights and headlights on. Your trying to distract posters. Go back to the csx office and tell them to lay down and take a nap!   Name: LMAO E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 17 January 2017 ALL CREWS Did any of you read the latest rag mag from the greatlakes division we just got in the mail. Try reading the article under "Avon keeps pace with business". Anyone know who this fletcher guy is that said the train crews pick up the engines in the receiving yard??? Does he not know that we usually get them at the servicing fuel pad and if not there somewhere where they have parked them after another crew brings them in bypassing the fuel pad so they wont be held for inspection or cleaning? Yeah, sometimes the crews get them in the receiving yard because they hand them right off to another crew when they are running behind schedule and again don't want them held up for inspection. Not sure this guy knows whats going on with the power or he's just to afraid to tell it like it really is!   Name: future conductor E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 17 January 2017 Can any of you railroaders explain this?I know a guy that was told by csx that he was hired for a track worker position.For some reason csx kept giving him the run around made him take a drug test and physical 2 or 3 times but never told him he failed anything.For whatever reason he was never hired by csx after being told he had the job and was never given an explanation as to why he wasn't hired.Anybody know why csx did this?   Name: mediator E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 16 January 2017 POSTERS Did you remember the webmaster at Christmas. Did you show your gratitude for having a place to come and post your problems and inform the public of the true conditions of working for CSX? If not, now would be a good time to open your hearts and send him a thankyou. Im sure anything you send him would be greatly appreciated. You can visit amazon.com and check through his wish list(Atom Smasher). Show some support for the man who gives you a place to vent and brainstorm the best ways to handle the intimidation, harassment and the day to day insane business tactics that we all deal with! GOOD LUCK TO ALL OF YOU! Maybe this year will be a better year and we will finally get paid the claims that are due us. Especially the ones we have been waiting for more than 4 years!   Name: shop E-mail: Employed as: Engine repair, for 1-10 years Posted: 16 January 2017 Notice Looks like Avon is taking another hit. They are supposed to be doing away with 3rd shift in the engine repair shop. Guess they plan on dragging the broke down junk to another terminal to be fixed. Its just going to get worse. The writing was on the wall when they started running the inbound engines around the engine house so they wouldn't be held up for cleaning and inspections. Cant count how many by pass the house to be parked somewhere else in the yard for another road crew to take without ever being seen by the engine/fuel pad. Pretty soon they wont even be cleaned. Just pulled out on the mainline to be fueled and not cleaned or taken care of until the crews shop them for being filthy dirty and the toilets stinking to high hell. Wonder how long before they close us down all together!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Car repair, for 20-30 years Posted: 16 January 2017 Avon mechanical management team is hilarious!   Name: Spongebob E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 15 January 2017 CSX Lover is nothing more than a dumb fuck Troll, ignore him and he will eventually go away.   Name: csx lover E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 15 January 2017 Hogger its people like you that give the railroad a bad name.You are a pussy.You would be better suited working at burger king flippin burgers and spittin on onion rings.You get on this site and hide behind a screen name and trash the very company that gives you a paycheck.You act like a little bitch.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 15 January 2017 For cryin' out loud hogger -- just ignore "bait" type posts from unhappy people who are just trying to hit a nerve. Obviously, that stuff comes from a person who may benefit from some professional counseling.   Name: hogger E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 15 January 2017 CSX lover Don't know what the f.... you are but you don't know a damn thing they told us at the recruit center. So blow it out your ass. The judges ruling in the class action suit for false advertising said it all. So go crawl back under your csx rock and tell your csx lawyer that your reporting too to blow up his arss too!   Name: csx lover E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 15 January 2017 Hogger I understand how the railroad works.People use to go to school in waycross ga for rr training.You are the dumbass for paying 6000 dollars for a job in the first place.You knew the deal before you signed on.Being on call 24/7 365 days a year.Having to work nights,weekends and holidays all the rules and regulations.The xtra board etc.You knew the deal but you ignored all of that because of the money you would make.You paid the money you got the job and then all the bullshit you were told about became real and you couldn't handle it.You knew about all the bullshit before you signed up.You were warned.Who is the dumbass now mr hogger.Either do the job csx ask you to do or get the hell out.You big crybaby.It is simple turn in your notice and then you wont have to deal with the bullshit from the railroad anymore.There are other good paying jobs out there.You know where the door is don't let it hit you in the ass on the way out.The lover has spoken   Name: HOGGER E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 15 January 2017 CSX LOVER SCREW YOU BUDDY. YOU ARE NOTHING BUT A BASEMENT FOAMER WHO DOESNT KNOW A DAMN THING ABOUT WHAT WE BEEN THROUGH OR WHAT THE COMPANY HAS DONE TO US. YOU JUST SPOUT YOUR CSX LOVIN CRAP CAUSE YOU JUST WANT SO BAD TO BE CHOO CHOO MAN! Let me enlighten you! Some of us paid for our damn jobs. Forked out over 6 grand to get it. Do some research and see how many filed lawsuits against the company for false advertising for the jobs. See how many found out later they were told bullshit by the recruiters when you went to take their test. Got new for you! The judges ruled in our favor. Found out all the bull shit we were fed and the false pay advertised in the papers. Didn't find out how bad it was going to be until all the training was said and done. We stayed to get our money back. Then stuck around hoping our unions would help out. SOME OF US ARENT QUITTERS. We got a right to voice our opinions against the people we work for and put our money into. We bought our damn jobs. Money keeps us here when we get paid what the hell we are entitled to. Its real easy for you to sit in your basement and play with your toy train and judge others Atom smasher created this site because he understands what the railroad life is like when they treat you like shit and dump on your union agreement and play F..games with you! You hack it because you got in to deep hoping things would get better when you get more seniority. Real easy to say quit when you don't know how many years you we got in or how much we sacrificed to get the job in the first place! So get off this site you worthless moron. CSX SUCKS is a site for real railroaders with real problems. Not some choo choo foamer who doesn't know shit about what goes on out here!   Name: csx lover E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 15 January 2017 Mediator good guess but as usual you are wrong again.I don't work for csx never have.I have a good job but have always been interested in the railroad.Like I have said in other post you guys went to csx looking for a job they didn't come to you.So either shut up and do your damn job or quit and go look for a job somewhere else.Nobody at csx is holding a gun to your head and forcing you to go to work everyday.I don't care how long some of you have been there if you don't want the job then quit.no matter what your age companies need employees of all ages so there are other jobs out there.Either do your damn job or turn in your notice and get the hell out of there.You guys complain and whine more than 3rd graders.Grow up and act like grown men and women.   Name: mediator E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 15 January 2017 BEWARE POSTERS Your little CSX LOVER is located near Augusta Georgia which means that most likely he is a csx mole. Most likely a management reject who couldn't hack it or was fired. He is trying to disrupt the site. This only happens when topic are being discussed that the legal team doesn't like. Don't make a mistake and let him drag you into his game. Ignore him! Go away CSX LOVER before you bite off more than you can chew!   Name: csx lover E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 14 January 2017 Move the freight you pussies.Get the job done and stop your crying.The lover has spoken   Name: DOC E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 14 January 2017 CSX LOVER Go through the yellow pages. There are hundreds of good shrinks listed. You losing your cool. Serious signs of split personality. Do us all a favor and get a job somewhere else. We don't need a crackpot out here. Don't have to tell you this site is called CSX SUCKS for a reason. You need to find some other website or chat room to vent your illness. Why in the hell did you pick the railroad. Make more sense if you went after the postal service!!!!!LOL LOL LOL   Name: Ball less employees E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 14 January 2017 If you hate this company that bad then grow a set of balls and do something about it. Cry babies.... Bring them to their knees .....   Name: csx lover E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 14 January 2017 The lover is in the house.All you old heads and complainers listen up.Yall get on this damn site and talk bad about your employer csx.Nobody made yall take this job.Yall went to csx looking for a job csx didn't come to you.So shut your damn mouth and do your job or retire or quit.you bunch of dumbasses.   Name: VLC E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years Posted: 12 January 2017 ALL ENGINEERS Rumors through the grapevine has it that several upper level managers are telling subordinates that they are getting a 125% bonus for their performance. Now this seems a little high and 100% would be more believable, but if something else is getting ready to go down then we can understand why. Could it be a replacement for buy outs? It's also being said that there will be several more divisions cut and merged with the rest left standing. This should save them thousands of dollars if they cut out unnecessary spending such as safety returns money and middleman management. Sounds like someone is getting their pockets stuffed full for something!   Name: CSX HR DEPT E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years Posted: 11 January 2017 WE ARE AS OF NOW HIRING MORE TRAINMAN/CONDUCTORS OUT OF HIALEAH,FLORIDA YARD IN SOUTH FLORIDA. WE PREFER DUMB STUPID RAILBUFF HONKY CRACKERS AND NO CUBAN AND NIGGERS PLEASE. APPLY AT THE IDIOT SITE CSX.ORG FOR APPLICATION YOU BIG DUMMY WHITE HONKY PIECES OF UTU CRAP.   Name: Baffled E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 09 January 2017 Crew management What the hell is going on down there. You know its a serious ethic violation to put false and misleading information in an employees history, right? You busted several trains the last few days after the employees were at work but you noted in their history that you busted it before they were ever called at home. WHAT GIVES WITH THIS? I know for a fact you showed one call busted 30 minutes before the IVR ever called the crew at home and they were already at work for an hour. There has been a lot of misleading info going into peoples histories including mine. Whats up with the cover ups. Who is ordering you to lie and put in bogus entries. Is it the DTO or CHIEF trying to cover up stupid decisions on calling trains? Come on, be a man and tell us what is really going on. Is it a way to get busted tickets denied. Labor relations can say per the history we were never called? Put claims on the research burner? This is sneaky shit if that's the game. Some of us aren't falling for it. We are watching your every move!   Name: Spongebob E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 09 January 2017 Busted, Any info as to who the Moles are at Avon? I'd like to have some names. Most of the managers at Avon have Facebook profiles and I look at the managers friends. Why on earth would a T&E employee be friends with a manager on Facebook, these guys aren't out fucking friends.   Name: BUSTED E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years Posted: 08 January 2017 CSX LOVER Good luck my brother???? You have been on hear spouting off that you are trying to get hired. How the hell can you call him your brother? Just let the cat out of the bag. So what's your motive on here. Got to much shit for blowing suck up crap on here so now you trying to smooth it out? we know your a mole and your not going to snag anyone. Everyone knows there a few moles at avon that run to the trainmasters and tell them when they hear anyone talking about being on this site. Minor offense rule. 1st-corrective instruction 2nd-corrective instruction 3rd-corrective instruction 4th-corrective instruction 5th and subsequent-considered serious offense as described in serious offense Part II of policy *time frame is 3 year rolling period. As far as we know there is still the 180 day charge free forgiveness period that allows one minor offense to be dropped when assessing progressive disciplne. However, do not forget the loophole. If it is a serious offense charge management is claiming it must be 180 days of a solid half. In other words as example, If you are charged for a serious offense in January your 180 days do not start until July. We have been trying to get this cleared up with the unions but haven't had any definite response yet.   Name: Spongebob E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 08 January 2017 Feel for ya man for being terminated for 4 Minor (Chickenshit) violations. A lot of the minor violations don't have damned thing to do with safety or production. There are good managers that don't really enforce these minor rule violations and then they are the ones that write everyone up for everything. Anyone who has ever worked at Avon has experienced this. There's one POS manager that comes to mind. His incompetent fat ass has put a banner on the wrong main line twice that has resulted in crews striking a banner on clear signals. What happened to him, absolutely nothing. These managers are fucking Skum, I have personally eye witnessed these fucking low lives violating countless rules and then they turn around and nail us for chicken shit stuff. I really don't know how these guys sleep at night.   Name: here come the train E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 08 January 2017 Csx I love you brother   Name: bull crap E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 08 January 2017 that is bull crap.hang in there the union will get it back for you.they cant fire you for 4 minor offenses.When I get hired on some things will change and some heads will roll.   Name: csx lover E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 08 January 2017 what where the 4 minor offenses?I would fight that all the way.im sure you will get your job back through the union.good luck to you my brother   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years Posted: 07 January 2017 I've been with Csx for 16 yrs on Dec 30th I received a letter of termination for my fourth MINOR offense. You see in Phillys intermodal ramp management there is really fuckin Petty I MEAN REAL FUCKIN PETTY they always want to try to catch you doing something wrong, seekin and creepin around you guy's are suppose to be management GROW UP and have so decorum about they way your SUPPOSE TO resentyour selfs. I've had it I'll let the union do it's thing and I'll do my you know that saying, when one door closes another one opens .time to close out my 16 yrs with csx AND NOT TO LOOK BACK EVER   Name: csx lover E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 07 January 2017 Dont need you get off this site and go do your job.I will be glad to take it   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 07 January 2017$2B spent on buybacks in two years, instead they could have given each of the 29,000 CSX employees a bonus of $68,965.00 or$34,500,00 per year. How much was your bonus for 2016? The above does not include the annual dividend of $0.72 per share or$675M annually that the company already spends/pays out to please the shareholders. Thanks. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 07 January 2017 Here is how CSX management chooses to spend billions of dollars... instead of increasing workers salaries and benefits they will instead try to get rid of as many workers as they can so they can have more money to keep buying back more and more of CSX stock worth billions of $$. In today's messed up corporate world it's just considered as a good management practice, nothing personal against the workers. http://www.bidnessetc.com/39892-csx-corporation-csx-announces-2-billion-share-buyback-program-in-1qfy15-ear/ A new buy back program will be announced soon... http://seekingalpha.com/news/3227653-csx-hints-new-buyback-program Regards.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 07 January 2017 To CSX employees: Please take a look at the CSX's stock price... from the management point of view if the stock price is at all time high as it currently is that means to them that the Company is doing well, that they do a good job, it justifies to them all their actions etc. and the Wall Street (their Bosses)rewards them nicely with a sky high stock price. Most likely all CSX upper management gets paid based on the stock price performance and/or gets paid their bonuses and pay in the form of the stock compensation that can be worth huge amounts of$$$and now they can sell on the open market at the record high prices and cash in Big Time on the backs of the hard workers that get paid only bare minimum the management can get away with to keep you coming in for work every day. The bottom line is that CSX management is looking after their own and their shareholders interests only and not the workers. It's always been this way in the capitalist world but it's getting worse and worse every year as they have to squeeze the workers more and more so they can show even bigger profits every year and pay even higher and higher dividends to their share holders but if they don't do that the Wall Street (their Bosses) will sell off CSX stock and the management will get punished big time (no stock options or they get paid a lot less because the stock price has tanked, no cash bonuses, pay cuts, get fired etc.) or even worse from their point of view if the company will be acquired by a competitor and they all will lose their jobs. The above is applicable to almost all US companies and beyond. S&P 500 is at all time high, dividends at all time high, share buy backs at all time high but the workers' wages and benefits are at 40-year lows with the cost of living at all time high so we have to work twice as hard/twice as much to maintain the same standards of living as we had in the past. Something is wrong with this picture but nobody really talks about it that much (Trump did a little bit and won...). The FED has only participated in this scam with their QE programs and low inters rates for the past 10-years (no inflation right? Yes in the workers wages no inflation but everything else has almost doubled in price). All these policies have made the rich richer and to the poor poorer and we the people have to take this crap quietly and be happy with what we've got because they keep saying to us that it could have been much much worse for us... meaning the working class folks... we are saving you with all this programs... while making the rich class uber-wealthy. CSX employee stories on this site are all American stories that are currently applicable to most companies especially those in S&P 500 so it's the system that is rotten not just the CSX. Best of luck to all, take it easy, don't work too hard for CSX if you can get away with it until they change their ways, if ever. Regards.   Name: csx lover E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 07 January 2017 Come on csx speed up them trains on the Atlanta/augusta line better known as the geaorgia line.Since obamas war on coal csx has rerouted their trains to save money.The Georgia line is not being used nearly as much and the trains are only allowed to run 25 mph to cut back track maintanence and save money.Run them trains full speed again on the Georgia line csx.   Name: YEA!!! E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 07 January 2017 HOGGER! AMEN! AMEN! AMEN!!! You said it brother. Ask us to set ourselves up to be targets just for that trip sodimizer! Hell no! FRA knows what their doing and don't get a rats arss so why should we! Just like long trains with NO tele communications. Got to keep turning the damn thing off to run 30 then back on again. Those who follow the rules got to send in reports they didn't use it the whole trip because the train was too long and kept losing its communication. Another problem caused by csx and not the damn crews!   Name: hogger E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 06 January 2017 Tech support You might as well throw your hat into the ring and put on your boxing gloves because you are going to lose the battle. The work order problems have been going on ever since csx took over conrail. The operations people who run csx have problems with the work orders every single day in one way or another. Sometimes it take hours for those crack pots to find the information on a train that's been running on their system all day long. The company cant even keep an accurate train line up available to the crews so they can schedule their lives in some reasonable manner. They lose complete tract of where trains are out there. They send work orders over that don't have engines on them and work orders that don't even have cars on it. How the hell can they send a work order to anyone that doesn't even have cars listed on it. You cant tell me or anyone else that those people look at what they are doing. Unless they are just totally ignorant to how the railroad works then they are just lazy. A crew calls the work order desk and wants to know where their work order is and they ask you if you have car numbers in your train to help them search for it. ARE YOU FRICKIN KIDDING ME. I have been home trying to spend some time with my family, How in the hell would I know what cars are in a train that's been running across the system. Try checking some readers. Try calling where it originated from and see if a damn car inspector can give you one. Maybe find out where it was built and call the yard and ask them for a number. So you see, you are just wasting your time if you expect this to run smoothly because you can bet your ass it wont. When we got to stop and pick up cars and we got the main line blocked they want our butts moving. When they got trains running 5 hours behind schedule they don't have time to get paperwork to us. Orders are to pick it up and go. If the pickup doesn't have hazmats in it they don't care. tonnage and length is not important. Don't matter that FRA say we are to have a legit fra tonnage graph. They even run intermodal trains with double stacks without clearance bureau messages. Ordered to take supervisors initials and times and go. Now we got threats coming at us if we don't use it 85% of the trip we got to send in reports why or be charged for not using it. They will have our heads on a platter if we start sending in reports we aren't using it because the company wont get us the proper information for our pickups. Your asking us to set ourselves up to be targets. Sorry but it just not going to happen!   Name: Explain please E-mail: Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 10-20 years Posted: 06 January 2017 What does the UP have to do with CSX sucking? Explain please ... Name: UP MANAGEMENT IS LOST E-mail: Employed as: APE, for N/A Posted: 05 January 2017 The UP is having a serious across-the-board management crisis. With all the shifting and firings of senior executives, no one knows who's suitable to run any department or region...because the hangover of Southern Pacific managers are simply destroying every concept of the "operational" improvements that's been laid for success. To put it simply, the SP managers in predominately SP territories is destroying your railroad.! And you IDIOTS were warned!!!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 06 January 2017 Now & then, advice & info regarding some subjects posted here is as good or even better than what you can find on the operating unions' websites. Wish the administrator\owner would just delete/remove stupid-ass posts like those from name "csx lover".   Name: UP MANAGEMENT IS LOST E-mail: Employed as: APE, for N/A Posted: 05 January 2017 The UP is having a serious across-the-board management crisis. With all the shifting and firings of senior executives, no one knows who's suitable to run any department or region...because the hangover of Southern Pacific managers are simply destroying every concept of the "operational" improvements that's been laid for success. To put it simply, the SP managers in predominately SP territories is destroying your railroad.! And you IDIOTS were warned!!!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years Posted: 05 January 2017 CSX Lover, must be a relatively new train-master that was brainwashed at CHU-CHU-U in Atlanta. With that attitude, maybe in 25 years, you can take over for Cindy Sanborn.   Name: mediators E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 04 January 2017 To all posters We have revisited numerous post going back a week before CSX LOVER showed up and we just cant find any particular topic that would have warranted a company mole coming out from under his rock to disrupt further discussions. He might be the pines imposter under another name. However, he does show more signs of rage than normal so if it was a post that set the company off it had to be a damaging one. We need your help. If you could take the time to review older post we would greatly appreciate it. Something had to be posted that caused the company to send out a red flag. It could be something as tiny as single comment. In the meantime we will continue to look. Happy hunting!   Name: TECH SUPPORT E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 1-10 years Posted: 04 January 2017 TO ALL ENGINEERS For those of you who are trained and qualified to use the trip optimizer program listen up very carefully. THIS IS NOT A BOGUS WARNING! We suggest you take the following information very seriously and do as posted. Your actions could determine whether you continue to be employed with CSX There have been several reports made that the trip optimizer has been causing over speeds on the train. When reports are made to the GE help desk on this subject they are finding out this is happening after additional information is being programmed into the system by the engineer after cars are placed in the train in route to their final destination. Why is this happening? This is because the engineer is putting undocumented information into the system. Most are reporting that they are unable to obtain a written work order from the supervisors and are "GUESSING" what the accurate tonnage and length is for the cars added to the train. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES ARE YOU TO PUT UNSUBSTANTIATED INFORMATION INTO THE PROGRAM. If you do and the trip optimizer handles the train incorrectly and a serious derailment occurs or there is damage to the train, you will be held accountable for everything that happens. The information you program into the trip optimizer can be and will be reviewed for further investigations. If you can not get proper information you must advise your dispatch center that you will not be using the trip optimizer. IT DOES NOT MATTER if a supervisor tells you to add cars to your train and to use it. It should not be done. If a supervisor relays information to you as to what he/she thinks might be the proper information you must still call the help service center and let them know that this information was given through radio communication and not through proper company documentation. The only exception would be if the supervisor tells you that they are viewing the information in writing in front of them and they can confirm that the information being relayed in 100% accurate. We suggest you do not do this over the phone. You will need the radio communication heard and recorded. This is a problem we can not allow to continue. The inability of the supervisors and the work order department to provide proper documentation for your trains is utterly ridiculous and something that warrants further investigation. The trip optimizer is a wonder tool if used properly. Yes, we hear constant complaints that it runs too slow, slows down to early and does not acknowledge all time table track speed in various turnouts, but for the most part it runs accurately as programmed. This is something that all engineers need to learn to deal with until a better program is developed. But mark my word, if anyone knowing and willingly puts information into the program that they can not verify and something serious happens they will be held accountable. If you have any questions or concerns on this matter you can contact the help desk and they can explain to you why you should not be doing it.   Name: csx lover E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 04 January 2017 Clark I bet I will get hired and no I'm not a vet.Go do your job and quit whining on this site.You got a railroad job with a great company and all you do is bitch and moan.Shut your crybaby mouth and go get the job done.csx is paying you a great salary.If I get hired and see you on the rails I will bring you a baby bottle you chump.   Name: Clark E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 04 January 2017 Csx Lover You're not going to get hired! If you're a Vet you have a chance but I'm willing to bet that you are not.   Name: blow that whistle E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 04 January 2017 Why are long time railroad employees called dead heads?Can someone explain this?   Name: csx lover E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 04 January 2017 A warning to all you dead heads out there on the railroad.As sooon as I get hired on I wont listen to the negative crap yall have to say about this fine company called csx.I wont listen to it.   Name: what dog E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for N/A Posted: 04 January 2017 CSX LOVER First, you better brush up on your grammar. Second you have absolutely no idea how this website works. There was a very good reason that CSX came after the owner of this website when it first came out. BAD PUBLICITY! Bad publicity is a major thorn in the side for companies such as CSX. They solicit a lot of support for the company. They troll for backers on a daily basis. If you were able to access the employee gateway you would be amazed at the amount of "pat me on the back" advertising that is done. Now, don't take us wrong. There are some good programs that the company gets involved with but there are also those things that are a total waste of resources and funds just to wine and dine prospective backers. Now as far as the company not caring what is posted on this site, once again you are ignorant. The FRA,OSHA and other railroads along with customers review this site everyday. CSX has a legal/public affairs group that is responsible for monitoring this site. They look for information that is posted that may be considered a breach of private information, insider tips, illegal and "Squirrely" activity, whistle blowing, embarrassing but true facts and bad publicity. CSX is federally regulated but they are not a federal agency. It is a public/private corporation. They must follow at state laws and regulations. There have been several operating and safety practices that have been changed over the years because people used this site to introduce the facts and had healthy debates. When the employee's air such problems on this site and the facts are true and can not be covered up the company has no choice but to visit these problems and do what is necessary to see that the discussion is closed. A few examples would be the problems with dangerous filthy lodging. Bad lighting and vehicle conditions. Bogus operating rules that can easily be disputed as utterly ridiculous or mechanically impossible. CSX does not want bad publicity. They would rather spend a million to keep things quiet than have to deal with concerned supporters. There is also the issue of the FRA reading anything that may be a serious federal offense that may cost them a hefty fine. They love to snoop around the yards but they don't always see what is right under their noses. If you get hired and are called to attend the csx training camp, then I have a few suggestions for you. One, check that suck up to the company attitude at the door. There is nothing more that a TM or RF hate more than a snitch or suck up. They will view you as nothing more than a piece to use to do their dirty work then dispose of you. They have no respect for people like you. They pick and chose who they want to stalk and fire. If you rat on the ones they are trying to protect, you will be a problem. They also view you as a threat to their own jobs. Second, KEEP YOUR MOUTH SHUT and be a quiet little boy and do as your told even if it brakes FRA laws until you are officially marked up. You don't want to be a target your first 60 days. All your complaints will fall on deaf ears! If you think your union will protect you THINK AGAIN! They will already know what your reputation is and they will do what it takes to protect their seasoned old heads over your butt! Third, don't piss off your LC because when the company denies claim after claim for pay that is legally yours by union agreement we guarantee you that your cases will be set on the back burner. And the most important one of all...... If you make it long enough to get to 100% pay and accept the fact that you will have no personal life or quality time with your family and you start making more money than you ever have and you become ADDICTED to the pay check, BRING YOUR BUTT BACK TO THIS SITE AND APOLOGIZE TO EVERYONE that you offended on here by telling them to quit after they have spent years out here working so much they don't even know what day it is anymore and live to deposit the pay check to keep the family and the little wife happy because they are never at home. OH, and come down off that pride too and have the balls to post some of the violations and intimidation that you will encounter as well, because you will!   Name: Wrong Way, Wrong Result E-mail: Employed as: Engine repair, for 1-10 years Posted: 04 January 2017 Well they cant get engines serviced, repaired and inspected fast enough here at Avon Loco. Shop due to a 33% reduction in craft manpower in 5 years (retired, fired, quit, transfers), and a hiring freeze in Mechanial. So in the infinite wisdom of Pope John Rosecruscian the First..."Shut down the entire third shift". If Harris was stressed before, just wait until this takes effect and NO POWER IS WORKED ON OR OUT-SHOPPED FOR 1/3 OF A 24 HOUR PERIOD! Avon took on GE work 2 years ago and has lost 10 Mechanics alone. And Kenny "Stalin" Noes excellent decision to force laborers with 1 year seniority run Avon service center because he moved all managers to the Shop, I have to believe they want us to fail and shutter Avon just,like they did Corbin.   Name: Pole E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years Posted: 04 January 2017 Just came out 01-03-17 Bonus will be paid out at 33%0f the max of 12.   Name: Mr. csx lover E-mail: Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 20-30 years Posted: 02 January 2017 Mr. csx lover, What you've just said is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever heard. At no point in your rambling, incoherent response were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought. Everyone on this site is now dumber for having a glimpse of your writing abilities.   Name: csx lover E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 02 January 2017 LC you sound like a little wus boy who cant handle the job. the railroad don't need undedicated men you like you.Do yourself a favor and quit and go get a job like Walmart or somewhere.Leave the railroad jobs to someone like me.I swear I hope I get hired so I can show you how the job is done.I will work circles around your complaining ass.If yall boys don't wont the job or cant handle it then quit.Getting on this site bad mouthing the company aint doing any good.You think csx cares what yall put on this site?hell no.I hope I get hired so I can represent csx with pride   Name: LC E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 02 January 2017 CSX LOVER First off, they are NOT your brothers when you get hired. You have to earn the right to be called a brother. Second, if you think you are just going to come out here and ride trains like a little boy who fantasizes when playing with his toy train then think again. You will be a low seniority boy who will play with a toy train(remote) and pound the rocks first. You will have a hard time and wont last long because you have absolutely no idea what goes on out here in our business. You also sound like a foamer and no one hates a foamer more than an old head who has sweat and worked his butt off for years doing the old fashioned hard stuff and then have some young buck straight out of CHOO CHOO-U who never pounded a rock in his life try to tell him how to do his job! I would suggest you have a second job ready for you if you even make it through conductor school This business is no place for little boys who just want to "COME ON AND RIDE THOSE TRAINS!" Oh, and don't forget to suck up to your local chairman if you get hired because you will need him when the company steals thousands from you over the years, writes your foaming butt up for something bogus and intimidates you into breaking fra laws and rules and you don't have the nuts to stand up to them! I hope you have a tight belt for those big boy pants because its going to take awhile for them to fit you! Sorry to offend those who don't like things posted on several forums but this needs to be seen by as many little boy foamers as possible.   Name: csx lover E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 01 January 2017 Yall bunch of damn crybabies if you don't like the job then quit and find you something else to do.Nobody makes you get up everyday and work for the railroad you do it because you choose to.There are other jobs out there that you can get.Hope to see my railroad brothers soon if I get hired.Come on ride that train and ride it.You bunch of pussies.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year Posted: 31 December 2016 To all CSx employees start 2017 off right Quit.   Name: Clark E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 31 December 2016 Happy New Year! Be safe out there to all who were too stupid to lay off. CSx Lover you're a dumbass if you're thinking about coming out here and you have a good job already. Every employee with less than 15 years stands a good chance of being on street. If you're not an operator you're fucked its 1 man crews before too much longer.   Name: csx lover E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 29 December 2016 I have a good job with benefits.Except for having to work the night shift for 3 or 4 months.I work mon -fri from 6-230.I have always wanted to work for the railroad.Can somebody give me some advice should I try to get on with a railroad and make that quaranteed 85,000 or more once I become an engineer or something higher.I make good money now but the railroad pays more.Somebody give me some sound advice.Thanks all you railroaders out there I may be joining you soon.Here come the choo choo train blow that whistle   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 29 December 2016 Mr. Davidson, The rank & file do not earn big-shot wages. Between income taxes, RR retire. taxes, health ins. co-pay, union dues, etc., many take home 2/3 to 1/2 of what they gross. Then there are all the various living expenses: food, shelter, clothing, transportation; on & on & on. Even a low-key non-lavish lifestyle isn't cheap. Not always that easy to save a lot of money. Myself, I suppose I could save more $$if/when I choose to live alone in a dumpster & subsist on bread & water.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 29 December 2016 MR. Davidson, you are so correct. Money is freedom from fear of layoffs. So is a small side business developed over several years. So is company paid tuition assistance. Getting tuition assistance does not require a degree in spike pulling. The first half of a business degree involves (typically) just the usual stuff, 1 public speaking course, 1 writing course, perhaps American history course, and what ever the school gives you for a semester of Marine Corps phys ed at Camp Lejune State U. Do the paper work, get it done, start slogging through the rest (usually on line). Get your degree, this gives you a better shot at NEVER coming back after the next silly furlough. Maybe you want to start a gun store, or brake shop, or fitness center. To get a bank or SBA loan it helps if you HAVE a degree, in any reasonable topic. I can assure you that CSX employees in Florida are stocking up on FREE degrees "just in case" there is no more CSX. CSX suggested schools and degree programs usually are not the best but if they are the fastest AND WILL TRANSFER CREDIT to a reputable school, consider them. Otherwise, no diploma mills that CSX pushes. Still, if you are on the Titanic, do NOT assume Captain Ward has arranged a good life boat for you...provide it yourself! Be prepared! Do not trust fools. YOUR future (and your families) is job #1.   Name: Dick Davidson E-mail: Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year Posted: 28 December 2016 SAVE SAVE SAVE: When I ran the RR a few years ago, one of corporates' biggest fears is that, the rank and file will wake up some day, and start saving and accumulating their hard earned wages. The benefit of saving your hard earned wages is PERSONAL LEVERAGE. Imagine the leverage one could have with a solid foundation of assets amassed when Uncle Pete comes calling with the same old rule book violations. A combined unity of TE&Y employees with LEVERAGE can overcome any obstacle, from any overpaid CEO. Do not spend your entire RR career being a whore to your bill collectors and RR CEO'S! SAVE SAVE SAVE IT WORKS!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 28 December 2016 Nobody knows, but everyone got the letter about the option of putting your bonus in your 401k. It doesn't matter because they decide what the figures of your bonus. Just be happy that your getting something, it could be worse.   Name: waiting E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 28 December 2016 ANYONE? Has anyone heard anything about what we might be getting as a bonus this year. Thee are no rumors or gossip floating around. Most of us are keeping our ears open to see if they are planning another stunt for upper management to compensate for their bonus loss. Wonder what kind of "TEAM BUILDING" trip they are planning this year. Cant do the paint ball camp or the trip to Las Vegas anymore since that was exposed. Got to come up with something they can keep low key. Something they can hand out 10,000 pocket money for expenditures for each. We're betting it will be some kind of cruise off the coast of florida. Some kind of wine and dine for Marketing.... any clues?   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 26 December 2016 Expect the RRs to continue to be non employee-friendly & maybe get even worse. Eliminating RR retirement would take an act(s) of Congress. Legislators would be committing political suicide if supportive of such. Managers receive RRB annuities too so they shouldn't want any changes. RR Retirement is decent but sickness and un-employment benefits aren't so great. Individual states won't want to get stuck handling those expenses. Never know though. A year or more ago who figured two of the most disliked & distrusted people in this country would end up running for the US Presidency?   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 26 December 2016 I'm just waiting for the carriers to screw everyone on the insurance, continue with this bogus attendance policy, harassment, and the elimination of our railroad retirement. Will the carriers have won the battle? Think again! That is where I along with probably thousands of others across the country will hit the door! I have already had opportunities to leave, but the retirement is why I am still here. This job will become a low paying truck drivers job with a high turnover rate. The young guys coming in the door are already walking away. People will not sacrifice there lives with this kind of schedule and bad mentality if it has nothing to offer. That is where the REDI Center will be open 24/7 at almost 365 days a year. The training will never end, new people by the week.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Engine repair, for 20-30 years Posted: 24 December 2016 don't worry "TRUMP WILL MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN..... TRUMP WILL MAKE CSX EMPLOYEES FEEL GREAT AGAIN" now that trumps gonna take office soon and its a republican congress and senate the railroads have taken everyTHING off the table for the national contract . now that's its the republicans running the show the railroad wont even sit down to talk to the utu . they want the "republicans" to get a "republican" mediator to settle the national contract. also watch for house speaker paul ryan, who wants to take your railroad retirement and put it into social security.so if that happens you wont be retiring at 60 no more it will be 62 at the earliest and instead of getting 4 grand a month you will be getting roughly 12 hundred a month SO FUCK YOU,STOP CRYING HOW CSX TREATS YOU.YOU VOTERS PUT THE REPUBLICANS IN OFFICE.JUST CALL THE WHITE HOUSE AFTER JANUARY 20TH 2017, IM SURE PRESIDENT DUCHEBAG TRUMP WILL FLY TO JACKSONVILLE TO TELL MR WARD AND MISS SANDBORNE TO BE NICER TO YOUS. MAYBE CLINTON IS A LYING CROOKED CUNT, BUT ATLEAST YOU COULD CRY AND WHINE WHILE HAVING A DECENT CONTRACT BUT NOW THATS NOT GOING TO HAPPEN.SO TO YOU AMERICAN TRUMP VOTERS, YOU ARE DUMB FUCKING REDNECKS THAT BELIVED ALL THE BULLLSHIT THAT SPEWED FROM HIS MOUTH. SO ALL YOU TRUMP VOTERS, PIGS GET WHAT PIGS DESERVE!   Name: Ex rep E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 24 December 2016 Cond. 30 spoken like a true management man! Read the post again. Pay attention. Was involved in something much larger than you. Far from voted out. Just changed careers. Telling people they have rights and power always scares managers too death. So instead of spouting off get off your knees and do whats right for your employees or expect your job to get rougher! Upper management doesnt care about the shot rolling down hill!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 23 December 2016 If an EX REP, how's come? Get voted out of the position, replaced, mainly because you may just be another that has a big mouth but actually has small testicles?   Name: EX REP E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 23 December 2016 ALL CREWS!!! What retired posted about your unions is only half right. You can get your unions involved in your plight. As a ex union rep with 10 years of experience in a much more well known union I CAN tell you what you need to do. Unions are not as they were in the past. In the 60's the unions backed their workers 100% with out any pay off/kick backs under the table. Yes, you did have a group of dirty back stabbers but they were usually handled in the appropriate way. The unions and their members had backbone. Todays unions are nothing but yellow bellied corrupt elected officials that have no interest but to pad their pockets and keep management happy. Now, if you want the support of your unions and you want to see them step up to the plate, THIS IS WHAT YOU MUST DO! First you feed on their arrogance. The unions that you are FORCED to be a member of want and need publicity. They thrive on the theory "LOOK WHAT WE DID FOR OUR MEMBERS!" This fools the public into thinking they actually care and deserve the money they take from you and put in their pockets! You HAVE TO draw attention to the work place. In the railroad business the only thing that does that is slowing trains down. You can not stike. The only recourse you have is to not show up or follow every rule in the book to a tee. Take the time to do as every rule says. When those eots go out as retired stated, do as the law says. When cars need to be shopped, DO IT! Timely production is a must in the railroad industy. Once you start drawing the attention of the corporate office heat will come down on the yard. There will be teams sent to your yards to investigate the falling numbers. This is when you have the most power. This is when you corner you LC's in numbers and demand some results. Results that you are PAYING YOUR HARD EARNED MONEY FOR! This is when your unions will step in to save the day. This is their opportunity to act like they had everything to do with what is happening and come to the rescue of railroad management. You will now have your unions by the balls. They have to do something in your favor. They cant afford to walk away when you are holding the reigns. None of this would be necessary if the railroads would just honor the agreements and pay a fair price for your hard work done. Taking years to pay claims if just total bullshit and wouldn't be happening if your unions did as they are paid to do. The railroads are nothing more than bullies because your unions have allowed it. Do what you must to get fairly represented. Its your money. You are forced to be a union member, enforce your rights. Many do not know that they can sue their unions for not enforcing their agreements in a timely manner. You can get your own representation. It is your federal right. Taking control of your unions requires taking control of your yards. The ball is in your court. You have the power. You just have to muster up the gust to enforce your rights.   Name: retired E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years Posted: 22 December 2016 Bendover Just so you know, the company has been trying to call back furloughed employees but they are not answering the calls. The rumor is that about 68% of those called are not coming back. They found work else where. Can you blame them? They saw the work environment and the bad moral along with crews constantly fighting for their pay they are entitled to per their union agreements. As posted earlier, when a crew goes out and drags in train after train beyond the agreed miles and instead of getting a second pay ticket like they should they combine them, it does nothing but send a message that the crews are noting more than slaves to be beaten and whipped. The crews NEED TO SLOW DOWN! The old heads that stood the ground steadfast and refused to be intimidated by management are just about gone so its up to the newer younger employees to start paying attention to the writing on the wall and grow a pair. USDOT will have to take notice when things come to a stand still on the rails. As for the incredibly lengthy trains, the crews have the power to take care of that. The FRA is well aware that there is problems with the EOT's working properly on these trains. Unfortunately you have crew members who ignore the FRA law and continue to run track speed after they lose communication or FR no com. This NEEDS TO STOP! When the eot and htd lose communication the train is to be reduced to 30 mph. NO EXCEPTIONS! It doesn't matter if it is lost for 30 seconds. Every time it fails the engineer should be reducing speed and it should be reported to the dispatch center that the train is too long for the communication to work properly. The conductor should be telling the engineer to reduce speed and to follow the law. They want things fixed and they cry but they don't do anything to make the changes. Everyone wants a quick trip and doesn't care about the damages it does as a whole. when the crews constantly ignore opportunities to take a stance for change they hurt everyone else in the craft. The unions aren't going to help you. You have to help yourself. if you are an engineer follow the laws. Do what is expected by the law. If management intimidates you for doing so report it to the FRA. The USDOT has a hotline to report serious problems with the movement of freight across the country. Get involved.   Name: Suck it E-mail: Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 10-20 years Posted: 22 December 2016 Don't complain about Robert Frulla cause if you do then the piece of garbage will get promoted again. He just about got his stupid self killed on the Huntington division when he enter DTC territory without any permission from the dispatcher. Almost hit a train head on while hi-railing, and he also hit a coal truck on a crossing. It was covered up nicely. I don't know if you guys really pay attention or not, but when officials screw up then they get promoted, but when we screw up then we get put on the street. But, if your Godfather is John Snow then you'll just get promoted like Frulla..   Name: Pissed off E-mail: Employed as: CSX Customer, for N/A Posted: 20 December 2016 Keep poking the bee hive CSX. Your service sucks. Treat your employees better.   Name: Bendover E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 19 December 2016 Got another CSX letter because 10% of the work force used FMLA to mark off during Thanksgiving/weekend. Although I do not have FMLA and had to work on Thanksgiving and that weekend, I think it is pretty FUNNY their reasoning for sending the letter. They write "November and December are seasonally sensitive periods for our customers. Our negative business impacted numerous train delays and delay of customer deliveries. Additionally, many colleagues had to work more hours than otherwise scheduled causing undue hardship and a decrease in morale." Basically CSX is once again blaming T&E employees for their mistakes and short comings. If they really cared about our customers and deliveries, they would bring back furloughed employees to handle the business. Also, quit building trains the same as summer time!! More than half of CSX is in a deep freeze and they still wanna build 10-12,000 feet trains. It's not going to work!! They tell trainmasters to cut 10 cars off at a time until the air comes up. Well I hope they don't care about on time departures! When it takes 5 hours to get out of the yard, better have a re-crew ready. Thus, using up more crews. As far as morale goes, it is down because of CSX's unethical practices and harassment. Not to mention the shit show that is PAYROLL. If they just paid what they agreed to pay in the first place morale would go up no matter how shitty the company is. People ask if I like my job and I respond with I like my job but hate the company. So low morale isn't bc people have found a way to actually get a break from this place through FMLA. In closing, lets try for 20% mark offs during the next couple holiday weekends. Then they will actually see who runs and makes this company money!   Name: Slave E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 19 December 2016 CSX employees are the lowest paid employees of all class 1 railroads. A basic day should be around 350 on a basic day due to all the horse crap that we deal with. Our work load has doubled in the past couple of years do they the increasing the size of the trains and them running short handed by cutting the boards to the bare minimum. Our union has sold us out. Your paying dues to get your eyeballs screwed out. You better wise up folks. You only live once. CSX wants your soul......   Name: Collusion E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years Posted: 19 December 2016 National Labor Relations Act: Is one of the best unknown weapons of choice for Union Members who were collude against by their employer and union organization. "If they intentionally act against you without a bonafide reason to do so, they are subject to an unfair labor practice charge." At least two sworn affidavits from the charging party, and a witness(s}, is a good start to address your claim(s).   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 18 December 2016 Well got my CSX Bonus, Your furloughed MERRY CHRISTMAS CSX STYLE! What makes no sense is that I received a letter from Crew Management stating the reason I am furloughed is that I can't hold any positions. Yet, since they pulled me off my positon to furlough me, I can hold at least 2-15 positions in my terminal on a daily basis. CSX would rather lay-in, annul, or not fill jobs due to lack of conductors. CSX Core Values, It Starts With The Customer and People Make the Difference "Yeah Right"?   Name: From Csx famalies E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years Posted: 09 December 2016 To the BLE and SMART officals: Hope you have a shitty Holiday season and a lousy 2017. Assholes   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years Posted: 08 December 2016 Are the blue collar\working class trump fans paying any attention to the us president-elect's cabinet choices? Look out...........   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Crew Dispatcher, for 30+ years Posted: 08 December 2016 Laughing Conductor for 1-10 yrs.: Interesting post, the long 1st part. Normally, usually, - the vast majority of the time, train crew members prefer & want "flip trips", especially during holidays.   Name: laughing E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 07 December 2016 Corp IF you really are from corporate (which I highly doubt) then why in the hell don't you get off your ass and get out here and see what is really going on. There is so much idiotic crap going on it will make your head spin. Want a good example? No? Well your going to get one! the reason the company is so damn broke is because they will spend a million just to save a dime. They got 3 trains running to an away from home terminal and there ARE NO CREWS CHECKED INTO THE HOTEL! They turn all three crews back home and no one is there to protect scheduled trains. Six hours later they order a dead head from the home terminal to come down and flip on a train that was clearly on the schedule. It takes over 3 hours for the crew to deadhead to the train. The crew has 2 hours to report so that's over 11 HOURS TO GET TO THE DAMN TRAIN. Now if they would have put one of the crews into the hotel they would have been rested for the train. Now they got 2 crews to pay and a deadhead trip which everyone knows cost them more than the hotel charges to put them up for 10 hours. What kind of idiotic moron would think that this is good business. I could give you a million examples of the stupid wasteful spending you nut jobs do every single day. And guess who pays for it. THE HARD WORKING MEN IN THE TRENCHES THAT MAKE THIS RAILROAD RUN. THE ONES WHO SIT IN THE HOTELS ON THE HOLIDAYS WHILE YOU PLAY AT HOME WITH YOUR MONOPOLY GAMES. WE GET A SHITTY BOUNS IF ANY WHILE YOUR SUPERVISORS GET SAFETY BONUSES FOR US WORKING SAFELY. HOW THE HELL DO YOU JUSTIFY GIVING A SUPERVISOR A BONUS BECAUSE THERE WERE NO INJURIES OR ACCIDENTS ON HIS TERRITORY. HE DIDNT WORK SAFE. HE DIDNT PREVENT ACCIDENTS. THE CREWS DO THIS. WE WORK SAFE. SO WHERE IF OUR DAMN SAFETY BONUS? Answer this one. How can a supervisor write up a conductor for accidently leaving a lock off a switch after he threw it to use it for a switching move when this same supervisor has been told a dozen times that another switch right next to it cant be locked because the latch hole is broke on one side and wont hold a lock? That switch is still sitting there 3 month later broken and on a main line. YOU LEAD BY EXAMPLE. TIME TO CLEAN HOUSE AND GET SOME NEW CHIEFS IN TOWN! Happy frickin merry Christmas. Enjoy YOUR BONUS IN LAS VEGAS!   Name: Trump America E-mail: drainDswamp.com Employed as: APE, for N/A Posted: 07 December 2016 To All Train Crews: Your corrupt union bosses is ripped for a Swamp Draining from the ground up. Methodically work your way up to the top and don't like back. It's now or never!!!   Name: Hogger E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 06 December 2016 Any news??? Haven't heard one thing about our bonus this year. Not one letter in the mail either. What the hell is going on. how we supposed to decide how we want to invest it in time if we don't have any idea how good or bad it's going to be. What a frickin joke this company is. We have to be getting something. Remember our bonus is based on what management gets. They aren't going to screw them out of everything. But then they could pull off another TEAM BUILDING EXCURSION TRIP like they did a few years ago and give then a big fat spending allowance. Nothing like cash in the pocket to gamble or play paint ball!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years Posted: 05 December 2016 ALERT: Usually, a company tries to improve instead of maintain or revert to bad business practices including mistreatment of it's own employees. I've heard of this happening in corporations but it usually happens right before a hostile take over. They intentionally drive down the value of that corporation making it a great deal with potential to improve to new investors. These people are paid by the hostile company to gain employment, (infiltrate) the host company, incorporate bad long term business practices convincingly made to sound good and sometimes give the "credit" to current execs, making these plans more easily deployed. This is sometimes a lengthy process taking several years to inflict the damage to the company's reputation. Ideas of plant closures, down sizing are usually one of the last steps before the ultimate blow is delivered. One of those is to recommend a fire sale of stocks at the last minute due to "bleak" future outlook for the company (self inflicted). That's when the hostile take over is executed. The sudden revelation of "cooking the books" on the financials will be "mysteriously" exposed. Usually the stock value will be at a higher level, higher than the previous 3-4 quarters before the news of the deteriorating company reputation has hit the current stock holders which will encourage the sale of the stocks. The media will run the story and the stocks will begin to tank. The stock holders will hold an emergency meeting and they will decide to sell before the bottom drops completely out, then the take over will be complete.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 25 November 2016 Does anyone know of a way of getting the attendance records of the management turds? It's a public corp. I would like to open up a line of communication with the subject of holding the management "Team" lol,responsible for following same "Core Values " and " Ethics " that are require of all the REAL People that Actually DO the LABOR that brings in the funds that pays their Ridiculous Salaries and Bonus's. These lazy jerks have been making TO MUCH off of OUR BACKS, And dictating for TO DAMN LONG on how WE,AS FREE Human Beings Should arrange our lives to make them the money they desire. This so called "Management Team " should Show US,(the REAL People) that Do the REAL Work just what the Hell THEY ( The So Called Team ) Produce to receive the ridiculous paycheck they do. I have experienced and witnessed AND believe that this so called "Management Team" is a Hindrance on the future of the REAL Success of CSXT. This so called "Team" is a parasite on ALL of the REAL and TRUE Workers that make this Company the "Small Success" it is now. Cause if this company had the true Leadership,the True Ethics and The True Core Values the substandard "Team" spouts all the time ( and never delivers ) It would be ABOVE and on TOP of the WHOLE Industry. DAMN Shame I'm to Freaken Old to leave. In layman's terms, We, The True Workers of CSXT are being lead by a bunch of Greedy , Unprofessional , Uncaring , Selfish , Self-centered , Unethical Small minded people. And Our so called Union's are either in it with them OR to damn Wimped Out to stand up and make things right. To the subjects of this rant, Sleep Well You Worthless,Greedy Idiots, I'm sure that your Children and Grandchildren would be Very Proud of the High Character you hold yourselves to. And we all look forward in dealing with them when they grow up, ( at some point )   Name: T&E guy Albany Division E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years Posted: 24 November 2016 Forbes Magazine article on 10 unmistakable signs the company you are interviewing for is a bad company to work for. CSX pretty much hits all 10 bad company policies. But No. 4 is right on the mark! No.4 Progressive Discipline If the handbook talks about Progressive Discipline, get out of Dodge immediately! You are an adult. You are not a wayward third-grader who needs to worry about getting sent to the principal’s office. Progressive Discipline policies that line out the punishments employees will receive for a first infraction, second infraction, etc. are holdovers from the Industrial Revolution and have no place in the Knowledge Economy we are working in now.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 16 November 2016 Legal, Friend or Family.......... Surely you don't believe anyone in the csx medical dept. can be trusted any more than anyone in the rest of their management.   Name: Legal E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 10-20 years Posted: 16 November 2016 Attention all Crews If you have any doubts on what will be medically covered if you must mark off sick for a doctors appointment or procedure ordered by you physician, call the CSX medical department and they will explain to you what is covered. It has just come to our attention that several employees were not aware that colon cancer testing is covered as an excused exam/illness if you mark off sick to have this done. DO NOT BE AFRAID TO MARK OFF SICK. You should be allowed no less than 48 hours off for the procedure. Just recently an employee complained that he had taken the medication that was necessary to flush the system but was not aware of how potent the liquid would be. He did schedule the following day off to have the procedure done. When he was called that morning he contacted the Chief and the dispatcher requesting he be dead headed home after arriving at his away from home hotel.He had several giggle and snicker from both officers and was told they who see what they could do. Later that evening several crews were dead headed in front of him and he was left to take a train home. We was unable to do his job safely and with full attention because he was in the Locomotive bathroom more than he was in the cab. DO NOT UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES COME TO WORK if you have taken anything of this nature. The behavior of the supervisors towards this employee was deplorable and should never go unreported. This may have been a funny incident to them but it was not to the reporting employee. Again, if you have any doubts whether a medical procedure will be covered if you mark off sick call the CSX medical department.   Name: ??? E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 16 November 2016 ENGINEERS Has anyone heard anything about the engineer bonus we are probably not going to get? Not a thing in the mail yet? Seems like we got one of those blow hard letters last year bragging on how good we did BUT not good enough for us to get a 100% bonus. Is there any hope for a good bonus this year. Seems with the god awful engineer shortages and the extra boards cut to an all time low they should have saved a fortune. We work our fingers to the bone and never get to stay home you would think they would pay us a good one!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 14 November 2016 Dog Caught: Union members do need to be aware that union officer salaries/expenses have to be reported via US Department Of Labor reports annually. Members (via dues) provide the full timers with health insurance & also a union pension - which supplements their RR Retirement. They work office type hrs. with weekends & holidays off with no attendance policy & probably have other perks. For all that - more should be expected & demanded from them.   Name: Dog Caught E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 14 November 2016 Re; UP Anonymous it looks like you have DW (Bill) Hannah in mind. He is compensated more that the international president. www.http://unionfacts.org ...The site will allow you too review the compensation of any union officer just by searching for your Division or Local [charter] number.   Name: UP ANONYMOUS E-mail: CLEANupBLET.ORG Employed as: APE, for N/A Posted: 12 November 2016 To The Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers & Trainmen: You must investigate the (UP)Western Lines General Committee and the Local Divisions within the committee. You can start by closely examining the books. And then you will discover that some of the local committee officers/members are compensated inconsistent with the bylaws of the constitution. On average, committee officers are compensated 5 times the national average, and over and above compensation by the General Committee (Vote awards to the GC). A local legislative rep. with less than two hundred members earning over forty thousand dollars. His combined salary is well over one hundred thousand dollars. If "INDEPENDENT AUDITORS" reach back five years prior, you will notice the pattern. How can this blatant money grab from the membership not be noticed?! It is also well known that the Committee will turn a blind eye targeting employees for the benefit of personal gains for corrupt managers. History indicates that Railroads collapse when union officers failed to hold management accountable for safety and the overall well being of its members it is entrusted to uphold.... Hence, the Southern Pacific Railroad no longer exist.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 12 November 2016 The 48 hr. bump (rule, whatever) stemmed from the 1996 National Contract \ Arbitration Award #559. Article #12. Article #12 and the Q&As associated ALSO stipulate that if you wish to make a seniority move to a location 30 or more miles away, the 48 hr. rule does not apply and then can refer to prior practice(s). (Have to call & notify the co.) Has csx managed to somehow sidestep the agreed to contract provisions? Have there been changes/revisions the rank & file is not aware of? If not, then it's time for a class-action lawsuit and/or strike.   Name: Legal E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for N/A Posted: 12 November 2016 Help Everyone who has accrued points through the cap system and was not made aware from the company that this particular practice was going to become effective as on October 25th should first send a petition to their General Chairman's office demanding that they file an appeal with the International in behalf of all members. The company failed to notify the employees that a disputed past practice that was allowed to happen (48 hour rule) was no longer valid and negotiations with their union had resulted in the enforcement of the 12hr 1 min. rule. IT IS NOT the sole responsibility of the union to notify its members that the carrier will be enforcing the language in the availability policy that had been under dispute. The carrier is legally bound to notify its employee's of any change in work conditions that may/will result in the said employee's work or discipline history becoming a threat to their continued employment. If points have been accessed to your records these points can impact your continued employment with the company. These points are considered a form of discipline. Even though the original plan included the procedure of using the 12 hr. 1 min. rule, it was not being enforced because it violated the written rule in the union agreement allowing a 48 hour procedure for "making a move" after being displaced. The Union and carrier argued the meaning/interpretation of the rule and apparently it had been settled with the carrier having won the dispute. The carrier is bound to notify all its employee's of the outcome and the date that the 12hr 1 min. rule would become set in stone. All members should file an appeal to the operations department of the carrier and file a petition with their local demanding that corrective action be taken. The carrier(CSX) has a horrible reputation of notifying its employees of any upcoming rule changes by means of the "RUMOR" mill system. This practice has been in place for many many years and employees have become accustomed to it. This is not a legal means of notification. Gossip and rumors are not legal and binding. Now is the time to challenge this practice and put and end to it once and for all.   Name: Dong Bageley E-mail: MikeyWardsyesman@csx.com Employed as: M of W, for 1-10 years Posted: 11 November 2016 CSX says they hire veterans and likes veterans; however, Division engineer John Fortune does not like veterans. He fires or runs off veterans such as Scott King and Andrew Young. Fortune needs to be ran off because he is a micro manager and vindictive. Don't cross Fortune or he will run you off.   Name: VLC E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 11 November 2016 Instructor You are absolutely right. The UTU is very aware this pattern is happening again. We had a form several years ago that we used to report the excessive failures and their "BOGUS" interpretations. The pattern has been developing again and seems to have started when the school was shut down and instructors were forced to go back in the ranks. It also happens when new TM's are in the yards training. Most of the time it is a new supervisor in training that did not come out of the field first. For some reason they seem to have a problem using common sense. We have been discussing this situation and will hopefully have a plan put into action soon that will take care of this problem. Thank you for your post. It is nice to see that someone has some common sense and supports fair and accurate reporting in the field!   Name: HELP E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 11 November 2016 UTU brothers Did anyone find anything in writing from the company stating they were enforcing the 12 hr 1 minute rule to mark up after being displaced. I keep hearing they lost the 48 hour rule a couple of months ago and the union agreed to enforce the rule. I didn't get a single email or letter. No notice or anything that this was going to take place October 25th. I got a bunch of points 2 weeks ago because I didn't know this had been settled. If the company was going to start putting points of your caps then how come their wasn't a system notice of bulletin out on it. We have been looking for 3 days now and we cant find it in writing. I didn't get anything in the mail either. I marked back up every single time within 24 hours but that was too late. I don't think this is fair that the company can ruin your record like that without giving everyone a fair notice that we lost our union agreement rule and would be enforcing their language in the availability policy!   Name: cond. E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 11 November 2016 Traindispatcher That bulletin you are talking about covered the qualification joke/questionaire that came out on the system for everyone to view and correct any qualification mistakes that were made. Myself along with a dozen guys got together and went over the thing with a fine tooth comb. We did exactly what the bulletin explained to do. we wrote down every single qualification that was wrong/bogus and turned it into our supervisors and corrected the errors. It stated very clearly that you were supposed to turn a list into your supervisor and THEY WERE supposed to make sure it was given to crew management to be corrected. Half the junk on the qualification screen was so wrong it wasn't even funny. I personally stood next to a guy that is qualified in one direction like me and has been on the same exact jobs, but he had things on his qualification list that I didn't have. We works the same terminals and same industries but yet our list didn't even begin to match. So you see, once again the company has done what is always does. Puts out bull crap bulletin with bull crap info that isn't any better than the toilet paper they put in crew packs. Oh, and the supervisors just laughed when they were handed our list. They said "Yeah" we will get right to this as they tossed to the side and laughed!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 10 November 2016 They call because it is in the agreement: a must do when shorthanded; are supposed to offer work by calling/running seniority rosters - claims can be filed if they don't (HA, be yrs. collecting those); but surely because it benefits them as some people do take the calls. Is a PITA seemingly never ending cycle.   Name: STRESSED OUT E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 10 November 2016 CREW MANAGEMENT!!!! FOR THE LOVE OF GOD WILL YOU PLEASE QUIT CALLING ME TO TAKE JOBS THAT RUN EAST. YOU KNOW DAMN WELL IM NOT QUALIFIED EAST OUT OF AVON. YOU KNOW THIS BECAUSE I HAVE TOLD YOU. MY WIFE HAS TOLD YOU. HOW MANY TIMES DO YOU HAVE TO BE TOLD TO QUIT WAKING ME UP IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT WHILE I AM TRYING TO GET MY REST. QUIT WAKING UP MY WIFE UNNECCASSARILY JUST TO RUN YOUR ROSTERS. YOU SHOULD HAVE IT FIGURED OUT BY NOW THAT IM NOT QUALIFIED THAT WAY. DO YOU JUST WANT TO MAKE MY LIFE A LIVING HELL. DO YOU WANT ME TO GET KICKED OUT MY HOUSE AND DIVORCED. WHY DO YOU HARASS ME SO MUCH. DO YOU GET A THRILL OUT OF THIS. WHY CANT YOU MAKE A SIMPLE LIST OF PEOPLE YOU KNOW ARE NOT QUALIFIED BOTH DIRECTIONS. IS YOUR BOSS BREATHING DOWN YOUR KNECK TO CALL ME AND EVERYONE WHO IS NOT QUALIFIED HOPING WE TAKE IT LIKE STUPIED IDIOTS AND VIOLATE FRA LAW. WHAT DO YOU WANT FROM ME. FOR THE LOVE OF GOD WILL YOU PLEASE JUST LEAVE ME ALONE! IM BEGGING YOU. PLEASE DONT MAKE ME FILE ETHICS CHARGES AGAINST YOU. PLEASE DONT MAKE ME SEND A LETTER TO MICHAEL WARD BEGGING HIM TO STOP YOU. GOD WILL YOU PLEASE HAVE A HEART!   Name: Me E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 09 November 2016 Despite the usual UTU scare tactics during a presidential election, the man Trump has won. Guess these lazy overpaid UTU officers will have to go back to work full-time to justify there jobs. haha   Name: TRUMP WINS E-mail: Employed as: APE, for N/A Posted: 09 November 2016 AMERICA IS GREAT AGAIN...! CORRUPT POLITICIANS AND MAIN STREAM MEDIA,YOUR DAYS ARE NUMBERED!   Name: INDY OFFICE E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years Posted: 08 November 2016 All T&E Employees The following names and numbers are your contacts if you work in the Indianapolis area. Please do not hesitate to contact one of the inspectors for your area. They will be more than happy to assist you with any problems that you may be encountering in your terminal. Robert Crawford- Operating rules inspector-817-235-5397 Pat Walsh-Mechanical department-317-294-2422 Ryan Tabor-Hazmat inspector-312-519-0670 Again, do not hesitate to contact the appropriate inspector with any concerns that you may have. Have a safe day!   Name: UNION SCREWED E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 08 November 2016 ALL CONDUCTORS Did any of you get left out of the loop that the company was going to start giving you points on your caps if you didn't place yourself after being bumped in 12 hours and 1 minute? I didn't get one single letter in the mail from the company or one email from my local chairman of the general chairman's office. A bunch of us went through the system bulletins and notices and didn't find one single thing warning us that the 48 hour rule in our agreement was lost and the company won the 12 hour rule. This is bull shitz. I got 10 points on my record in just 2 weeks because Im on the bottom of seniority and I keep getting displaced just about every week. I was told today that is was just supposed to be 1 point but they are giving the same amount of points as if you are marked off sick! This is bull that the company didn't mail us a letter or put out a bulletin or notice to us. I think this might be a cause to call a labor lawyer. The company cant just start enforcing a rule without notifying its employees. I think it is illegal for them to expect our unions to be the one to do it. Anyone else getting hammered on this new rule????   Name: Instructor E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years Posted: 08 November 2016 Beaten Conductor You are absolutely right. NO rule that is written in black and white should be twisted and manipulated to ones own interpretation and if a supervisor is doing so, then you need to contact the operating rules department and advise them that this is occurring. They should be notified immediately. No supervisor has the right to manipulate or override the rules that are written. If we allowed everyone to do this then there would be constant misunderstandings on a daily basis and this could create a condition that would allow for injury to an employee. This kind of behavior is not acceptable at any level. You were right when you stated that several years ago the operating rules department published a long list of questions and answers via a system bulletin. Several employees contacted the operating rules department and voiced their concerns over the constant manipulation of rules. Do not hesitate to contact the department again. We must know if this is happening. Where and how these rules are being manipulated is of the most importance to the company. We must also know who is manipulating these rules as well. These supervisors may just be confused or need to attend further training on rules interpretations. If it is only happening in a certain division or just a particular terminal we need to know so that we can address the situation. You may be advised if you receive a failure in one of these situations to address this with your union representation. This is correct but it is also important that you contact the operating rules department as well. It takes several days if not weeks for this kind of information to make it to the proper department. This issue is one that should not be delayed. Do not hesitate to contact the operating rules department. Call 888-752-9168 and they can assist you in contacting the proper authority in the department. Remember that safety is a way of life.   Name: El Chapo Guzman Jr. E-mail: Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for Less than 1 year Posted: 07 November 2016 If Trump gets elected, the railroad will double their drug shipping rates from Mexico to East Los Angeles. Democrats are a little softer on crime! Hillary Clinton for President   Name: beaten cond. E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 06 November 2016 EX TM If you really are an ex tm then my hats off to you. No one with any heart at all would put up with the crap the company forces on them in your position. I too have spoken to several tm's who said the hell with this abuse. Just cant do that to hard working people who are just trying to make a living. They pic their targets and then watch everything they do and every place they go. They have people watching them when they go to other terminals and divisions. Its a real shame they just cant let people work and treat them fairly. Yeah, we got some lazy bad apples out their but that expected in any industry. But when everyone is trying to do the best they can and the supervisors have to get out and find someone to hammer just for the unethical company jerks in Jacksonville it makes everyone hate the company and the job. The biggest problem going on right now is the supervisors twisting and manipulating the rules to suit a failure. We just had a guy failed on placing a brake stick on the same car he was riding on. The rules are real black and white. Says do not place a break stick where it could cause a tripping and fall hazard. HOW IN THE HELL IS A CONDUCTOR GOING TO TRIP OVER A BRAKE STICK WHEN HE IS RIDING THE SIDE OF A CAR AND ITS HANDING ON A LADDER. They told him it my fly off and hit him so he was getting a failure for not putting it in a safe place. We hang them on the side of a car all the time. Have been doing it for years. So it all boils down to them needing a failure or the just want the guy. They are always coming up with crap like this and pulling new rules out of their hats. People need to step up to the plate and challenge these failures. They need to bombard the rules departments with these failures and demand they give a hard core interpretation of what they wrote. They did this about 6 years ago when the supervisors went crazy for failure counts and raped the hell out of the rules. Its starting again and you can bet your bottom dollar its because the school has been shut down and its overhead just sitting their is bleeding them dry!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 02 November 2016 Re: Drug Train Witnesses: Your information was in part, confirmed.   Name: yep E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 01 November 2016 The direct number for the CSX manager on the Northern Region in case you can't get in touch with a crew caller is 904-332-3785. This is the number for train masters and local chairman but most of the managers are more than happy to help out.   Name: legal E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 30 October 2016 ALL CONDUCTORS!!!!!! LISTEN UP AND LISTEN UP GOOD! THE UTU AND ITS LOCAL CHAIRMAN HAVED DROPPED THE BALL ON NOTIFYING ALL OF ITS MEMBERS THAT THE COMPANY AND UNION HAVE AGREED THAT ALL CONDUCTORS WHO HAVE BEEN BUMPED HAVE 12 HRS AND 1 MINUTE TO PLACE THEMSELVES OR THEY WILL BE ACCESSED 1 POINT ON THEIR CAPS RECORDS. THIS POLICY TOOK EFFECT ON OCTOBER 25TH. GO TO THE EMPLOYEE GATEWAY AND REVIEW THE CAPS POLICY. READ THE QUESTION AND ANSWER SECTION. YOU WILL SEE THE OPTION TO VIEW IT ON THE PAGE WHERE YOUR POINTS ARE DISPLAYED. QUESTION 3 AND QUESTION 8 ARE THE MOST IMPORTANT. READ! READ! READ IT! IF YOUR LOCAL CHAIRMAN DOES NOT HAVE YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS YOU ARE NOT GETTING NOTIFIED. IF HE DOES AND YOU DID NOT GET AN EMAIL FROM HIM THEN YOU NEED TO CALL YOUR GENERAL CHAIRMAN AND DEMAND HE PUT YOU ON AN EMAIL LIST FOR NOTIFICATION OF ALL AGREEMENT/SIDE LETTER RULING THAT THE UNION AND CARRIER HAVE SIGNED SEALED AND DELIVERED THIER JOHN HENRY ON. ALSO ONE MORE VERY IMPORTANT FACT THAT WAS LEFT OUT IS WHAT TO DO IF YOU ARE DISPLACED AND HAVE NO WHERE TO GO. IF YOU CAN NOT FIND A PLACE TO GO BECASUE YOU ARE A NEWER EMPLOYEE WITH LITTLE SENIORITY THEN YOU MUST AND I REPEAT MUST CALL CMC AND NOTIFY THEM YOU HAVE NO WHERE TO GO IN THE 12 HOUR TIME FRAME AND THEY NEED TO MAKE YOU A PLACE ON THE EXTRA BOARD OR EXEMPT YOU FROM BEING ACCESSED ANY POINTS ON YOUR CAPS RECORD. IF THEY WONT PLACE YOU THEN IMMEDIATEY NOTIFY YOUR LOCAL CHAIRMAN AND DEMAND TO TALK TO A CREW MANAGER. WE ALL KNOW WHAT KIND OF JOKE THAT IS SO IF YOU CAN NOT GET THROUGH TO THE MANAGER LEAVE A VOICE MAIL AND MAKE SURE YOU TELL HIM/HER THAT YOU ARE ATTEMPTING TO FIND A PLACE TO WORK AND DEMAND THAT YOU NOT BE ACCESSED ANY POINTS PER THE CAPS POLICY. THIS IS GOING TO BE A MESS AND MANY NEWER EMPLOYEES ARE GOING TO HAVE A PROBLEM WITH THIS. DO NOT WAIT UNTIL THE LAST MINUTE TO NOTIFY THE CMC THAT YOU HAVE NO WHERE TO GO.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 30 October 2016 Hand-thrown track switches.... never rely totally 100% on switch-stand targets. No matter what you're used to or where you are. Have seen too many of 'em screwed up, even though the MOW dept. can try their best to keep them up & in place the way(s) intended. Check, look at the switch points; especially when it's a facing point move/moves forward or back, into a track. Do as you wish.   Name: Boxcar E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for N/A Posted: 29 October 2016 TEY Read your operating rules! States very clearly switch targets WILL correspond with proper movement. If the targets don't then take it to the super. Of your yard! Problem is the idiots who put them out and don't understand what a diverging movement and a straight is. So learn your yard pattern. Targets are there for a reason. Your running in dark territory on an ec1 you count on that target to tell you the way it's lined when your running full track speed. You don't slow down and creep up to a switch to make sure it's right. Start that shit on the main line and see how far that gets you. You got switches missing targets in your yard report them. Get them fixed. If they won't then call the ethics hot line. Call the safety department. Make them do their jobs. Safety is a way of life per csx. Make them put their money were their mouths are! Avon has a few screwed up and some missing. Supervisors know about them but are turning their heads. Someone gets through a bad one it's all on the supervisors. They have been told and warned. Safety is not their first priority.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year Posted: 27 October 2016 BEWARE IN BUFFALO, COMING DOWN HARD ON T&E DUE TO RASH OF HUMAN FACTOR DERAILMENTS.   Name: ... E-mail: Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for Less than 1 year Posted: 24 October 2016 R J. S. T. U Z. T. S. T I. L. L. P. I. G. S. G. E. T W. H. A. T P. I. G. S. D. E. S. E. R. V. E   Name: sickand tired E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 23 October 2016 Same boat Its just as bad for conductors as well. They keep calling me in the middle of the damn night running the rosters for local jobs and extra jobs when Im on a pool. They woke me up 4 stinking times and after the last call I only got about 45 minutes sleep before they called me for a job on my pool. They ran out of conductors on the extra board in the middle of the day the day before. Someone posted a number on here awhile back of someone who worked for the FRA that wanted to know about what was going on. Did you happen to see it and write it down. Its about time we started taking matters into our own hands. Screw the unions. they cant or just wont do shit about the shortages. Our agreement isn't any better than a piece of shit paper. The company is violating the hell out of it. States real clearly they are supposed to keep enough people on the boards to fill ALL anticipated shortages. They need to count every single person who has fmla and add that many to the boards. They should be anticipating this shit along with vacations, personal days and sick mark off!   Name: same boat E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years Posted: 18 October 2016 Stressed out IM right there with you man! I work on the greatlakes and we have the same system going down on the pools. Im getting bounced around just like you. I tried to get a PB day and they told me to much manpower shortage. Someone needs to tell them that piss poor planning on the companies part doesn't constitute an emergency on ours. No bodies fault they are short as hell but theirs. They are sending more conductors off to engineer school at the end of the month. That just going to make us more run into the dirt if they don't call people back off the street to fill their shortages they are going to create. What the hell is wrong with this company is right! The frickin road foreman are telling the engineers if they want a scheduled rest day to demote themselves by getting back on the XB to get a day off! Can you believe that shit. Tell someone to demote themselves. Go on a job that doesn't pay shit and give up your seniority rights just to get a scheduled day off. And this company calls itself ethical. Would be nice if everyone in the public got on this site and read what the hell is really going on. Rest and some guaranteed time at home is important as hell for anyone! So much for the safe way is the right way! Time to mark off sick!!!!!!   Name: not fooled E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years Posted: 18 October 2016 DAD Why would you post under corporate office. There is no way in hell you were ever corporate with your spelling skills. Looks like there is a topic someone in Jacksonville doesn't like and you just crawled out from under one of their rocks to distract. Piss poor try. Is it the post on the horrible road conditions in the yard at Roselake? Maybe the man power shortage that is so bad that no one can get one minutes peace because the phone rings constantly? How about someone not having a scheduled off day for several weeks. I heard that several engineers were called and begged by the crew callers to step DOWN as conductors to work to fill shortages because they ran out of conductors. Also heard engineers had balls and told them to stick it and call back the men furloughed on the streets. Its being reported that the crew callers have been so stressed out because they cant fill jobs that they have started harassing and threatening people on the phones and violating the union agreement left and right. They aren't running the rosters right and messing up really bad. The crew manager is getting phone calls left and right because the crew callers are way out of line and are talking to people like they are trash. If they keep this up there wont be any rail service out of the greatlakes because of everyone taking the miscalls they are threatening everyone with. The ethics charges are getting ready to fly. I hope the csx human resource department has enough people to handle the crap that's getting ready to hit the fan!   Name: Dad E-mail: dad@csx.com Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years Posted: 17 October 2016 well back when i was first hired on by scl folks used to be real courteous and stuff but now since john snow came and expecially after all them conrail peopl came up and took over our compny dam yankeees, those danm yankes were real rude and stuff they told the waycross paintt shop people that they didnt know how to paint cuz they put s the logos a little highter than standard an they tried to make em pain the enigines conrail blue. they one time kicked out some stupid foamer and beat the crap out t of them for taking pictures of an sd45-2 on R619 in atlanta   Name: Post N/Numbers E-mail: Employed as: APE, for N/A Posted: 16 October 2016 Monster Board With Names And Numbers: Lets create our owned villein board with names and numbers of your ethically challenged manager and union officers (blet//utu). If there's questionable patterns in their behavior, that we all need to know.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year Posted: 11 October 2016 CSX is a lying cheating company run by a Isi calleD iron first no they care about safety it's about knowing they have to the power to fire you fuck CSX   Name: Will-am E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 08 October 2016 I hope Matthew blows the roof and building in Jacks apart and take the friggin cunt and WARD with him. Might be heaven sent.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 07 October 2016 Wilbourn is a UP Vice President (In Name Only) with an internet degree from Trump University....Supposedly bankrolled several union officers in targeting (firing) employees for an easy promotion!!!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 30+ years Posted: 07 October 2016 Alright, OK. What the hell is and/or who the hell is, Chad Wilbourn?   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 07 October 2016 Chad Wilbourn, AVP from union pacific, graduated from Madison University which is a diploma mill and no longer exists.   Name: Blowovercsx E-mail: Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year Posted: 06 October 2016 Let's go hurricane, let's go......let's go hurricane, let's go..... let's go Matthew let's go,...... come on people let's us all stand up and root for hurricane Mathew to hit CSX HQ   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 20-30 years Posted: 06 October 2016 RE: Name: whatthef...k E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 04 October 2016 Also, if you need the mainframe, go to webconnect.csx.com ,   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 20-30 years Posted: 06 October 2016 RE: Name: whatthef...k E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 04 October 2016 You don't have to go back to work. Just go to apps.csx.com then install citrix. Then open Internet explorer (that you see in your browser).   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years Posted: 06 October 2016 Setback, Reading your post, I noticed it's all about you. Have you considered that every time you take that call, you allow them to NOT mark up the next in turn cut back engineer? That also means they don't have to call back that next up furloughed brother. So, do you think he cares about your pay being screwed up because you're being greedy? Probably not. He's probably more concerned about keeping his family intact and keeping the lights turned on. Hmmm, if only we had a union that put this kind of information out there.   Name: Hatecsx E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 30+ years Posted: 05 October 2016 Let's hope hurricane Matthew makes a direct hit on 500 water water Street Jacksonville florida.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 05 October 2016 Setback, ape, for 10-20 yrs.: If you've actually worked for csx 10-20 yrs., you should be well aware that trying to do "favors" or help them out is rarely, if ever, appreciated & remembered. Never - most likely & that applies to all situations. If when it's known you are not subject to a call for work (or can check quick enough), don't answer the call if you don't have to or don't want to.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years Posted: 05 October 2016 dropped 3 turns in a pool job to miss call me , may karma choke yall;s ass out   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 04 October 2016 To Mr. whatthef..k, Conductor for 1-10 yrs.: Access to certain things (at home on a PC) were taken advantage of by many & thus ruined all that for everyone.   Name: setback E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years Posted: 04 October 2016 Set back eng. DO NOT EVER TAKE A CALL TO STEP UP AS AN ENGINEER WHEN THEY ARE SHORT AND CALL YOU AND BEG YOU TO STEP UP! This last trip was the 3rd time they screwed my pay royally. Every time I work as an engineer and Im flipped home these stinking thieves pay me a basic day for my trip home instead of the trip rate that I am due working as an engineer. Ive called payroll and put in claim and the stinking thieves keep doing it. So tell them to kiss your ass if they ask you to help them out. One of these days they might get their head out of their asses and realize its stupid to bite the hand that feeds them!   Name: whatthef...k E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 04 October 2016 Crews Im new at this game that csx plays so Im not up on all the games they play. Does anyone know why they wont let you look at your vacation entitlement or allow you to bid on a personal day or vacation day on the mainframe at home. I cant put in for my yearly vacation either. It says that its an invalid selection for internet users for each one of them. Now Im going to have to drive to the terminal or go in early in order to bid on my vacation and look at what's available. trying to do that on the phone on that stupid IVR is a pain in the butt. why would they block us from looking at this info on the mainframe. Surely they don't think its some kind of security crap!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years Posted: 03 October 2016 What ever happened to Carl Taylor?   Name: Crazy train E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 03 October 2016 MR MANAGER You're a special kind of stupid... Your momma should have swallowed you like she has with the rest of the men.... CSX SUCKS Name: Mr Manager E-mail: Pasnthru00@gmail.com Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years Posted: 03 October 2016 I must say that CSX has been good to me, not one single check they have written has bounced and 2 kids through school and college. About to purchase my 3rd home, and have purchased 6 new vehicles over the years. So, nothing or a company is perfect but im not either. I love me some CSX. So if your disgruntled because you were reprimanded amd possibly lost your job because your that great model of employee that every company would love to hire then keep your chin up, if your as good as you say you are then companies will be beating your door down to hire you shortly. If your furloughed and lost your job, my hats off to you and wish i could help.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: M of W, for 1-10 years Posted: 03 October 2016 As an employee of CSX and a combat veteran who has been many places and seen many things I can tell you outright that alot of you don't appreciate your current situations much less appreciate this country so many have vigorously defended with there lives. CSX is not perfect, no company is. Life isn't perfect. Just the facts. The poorest of Americans have it better than richest people of some the places I've been. To many people don't stop to appreciate there jobs or there families or the simple freedoms you all enjoy. We all have a decent job here at csx and I know it's not perfect and there is absolutely a laundry list of problems here, but it's a better situation your in than most. Don't take it for granted it could be gone tomorrow. Then what? I'm sure most of you are also not college educated like myself. Not alot out there for blue collars anymore. So before you bitch or cast ill will on the company remember it's not that bad. You have no idea how bad it could be. I don't mean that disrespectfully, just take my word for it from someone who has seen how bad things can be. Remember life isn't perfect, and csx is sure as shit far from perfect but it provides a decent way of life for alot of you, myself included. Yes the management isnt great and I'm sure my 7 year old could run it better but just be grateful for what you do have and try and be positive and things tend to work themselves out. Not say there won't be some shit sandwiches to eat down the road but I'll gladly take them over a worse situation. God bless all my fellow railroaders & remember there is someone out there worse off than you so try and see the good in your life. Life is to short to be negative.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Brakeman, for 20-30 years Posted: 03 October 2016 watch out all you fmla abusers. bnsf has been firing people for " not having enough minimum monthly hours" (not sure of the official name for it).soon as csx sees how it goes on bnsf, sure as shit csx will make it a new rule. also soon new York state law will force employers to pay people who are off fmla. how long do you think csx is gonna pay the same guy who marks off 4 time a month for his fmla.   Name: corp E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years Posted: 30 September 2016 NOTICE AS of this morning it has been officially announced that all crews that were left over working in Ravenna area are now laid off. The mechanics were let go in 2000 and now the rest have been cut loose.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years Posted: 30 September 2016 Look at all those trains sitting. Look at all those engines in storage. Look at all those trains without engines. Look at all those cut back employees. Look at all those trains with no conductor or engineer. Look at all those managers sitting. Look at all the managers getting paid to sit. Look at how many people they cut off the extra boards this week. Look how many yard jobs and locals didn't get filled this week. Look at those clowns in Jacksonville with there thumbs up each other's ass masking excuses to investors for why they can't earn for them anymore. Mike says Cindy you take this question and Cindy says yes sir Michael almighty I will answer this question and talk about what a great job I'm doing. I'm making all these cuts this quarter to make up for all the fuck ups that lost X amount of revenue last quarter. Im a genius Mikey for I and you and The rest of our executive team are narcissistic and will ruin the great railroad of the east as it could have been.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 29 September 2016 CSX SUCKS is right it does suck I hope the get get rid of all there work and small guys it will bite um in the ass some day they try to bully everyone not Gona work forever give up there yards and hump yards and everyone will move outa there way lmao othrpeople have needs they don't build all the rail tax payers do too give um a grant to build inertermobile for 300 jobs that pay shit non union wages and shit health care then cut jobs in half what a scam they suck   Name: REWARD E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 29 September 2016 A REWARD OF 100,000.00 IS BEING OFFERED FOR INFORMATION LEADING TO THE ARREST AND CONVICTION OF ANY RAILROAD OR UNION OFFICER, WHO KNOWINGLY PARTICIPATED IN THE TRANSPORTING OF DRUGS [BY RAIL] FROM MEXICO. AND ASSISTED IN FACILITATING THE DELIVERY UPON INTERMEDIARY AND FINAL TERMINAL DELIVERIES. REFERENCE Article dated September 12, 2016 #CSX-Sucks.com #Special Agent(s)retired. Wikileaks Contact Information: http://wlchatc3pjwpli5r.onion   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 28 September 2016 What the csx trans. co. cares about: Profits - for investors\stock holders, big bucks & windfalls for all their big shots, keeping the lame government agencies & unions off their back. Care very little, if at all, for employees, small-time customers, and the general public.   Name: John E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 27 September 2016 Here is your 3rd customer. I really believed I was the only customer who hated CSX for it's ill drag on my business and productivity. Unlike the previous customer my options are limited to CSX. I am for re consolidation of the U.S class 1 railroads. The outrageous price increases coupled with fees I get when cars are spotted wrong and have to be switched in my facility. I know plenty of times CSX will send a brakeman who looks at me and says I'm sorry Mr I have never been here before and they told me to go on anyway. Policies have been implemented to ensure someone stands with the brakeman to make sure the work is done correctly now. I pay less for someone to handle that versus intra plant billing. I know it's not slways the brakemans fault. CSX should have more respect for it's empliyees and customers. I wonder if they really know what there reputation is on the street or even care?   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years Posted: 27 September 2016 I have read on here 2 customers are leaving CSX because of crew shortages and i bet CSX does not even care. They don't care about customers or employees, so can someone tell me what they do care about?   Name: Customer E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 27 September 2016 I am the same as the prior customer who claimed the crew told him there was a shortage of crews. I have been suffering for awhile now because CSX can not get the man power problem sorted out. I have been in discussion with the NS railroad who also serves here in kingsport, TN. The sales team with the NS railroad has been really great helping this get set up with them.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 26 September 2016 Csx is worse than Wells Fargo when it tells its lower management to find ways to fire people for any reason to keep up with the accidents they train these guys whisle blower protection is not there in the stock run company's csx will find away just like Wells Fargo to blame the little man for reporting shit to ethics line of fFRA it's the truth iWork here and deal with every day FRA prob in there back pocket   Name: E-mail: Employed as: CSX Customer, for N/A Posted: 26 September 2016 To the person that said CSX is run by clowns..you are right. My industry was not serviced for 2 days last week and was not serviced over the weekend. Now when I talk to the terminal manager he told me there was a problem with a locomotive and they had no backup locomotives. Now when the crew shows up this morning they tell me it was not true that the real reason was crew shortages. So because CSX is refusing to recall people my business should suffer? Productivity fell sharply last week because of CSX not by my people and we bear the responsibility. No longer..I will be on the phone today with NORFOLK SOUTHERN..Lets see if they can get the job done.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 25 September 2016 Now the ones that moved their families , qualified for free for months , are FURLOUGHED. Never been a fan of working for free. #Donaldwillchangethings ,,,,,,,,,,,, #moreofthesamewithHillary--Crooked#governmentworkersshouldntgetrichofftaxpayers   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 25 September 2016 I no longer complain about FMLA. The truth is that after CSX forced people to relocate many had to get FMLA so they could just have the opportunity to go home. In my view its wrong that everyone is governed under the same attendance policy..some boards have 2 off days, some have 1, others have no off days. So the boards with 1 or no off days are the ones that CAPS hurt the most. Thats unfair that the only way a persob can get off is to mark off sick. You can forget marking off personal business with the boards cut way too low. CSX knows its a problem but they dont care. So now people get FMLA so they can mark off as needed..CSX has created this monster..I bet if Sanborn needs a day off she doesn't have any points taken..Sanborn has killed CSX..employee morale was already low before she set on the throne. Anyway every employee should have FMLA..this place is the reason my stress is high as well as my blood pressure..time to apply   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 24 September 2016 For sure, csx is not employee friendly. And helped create the present FMLA mess with their attendance policies; their pathetic, pitiful, uncaring attitude towards employees and/or an employees' family member(s) with medical conditions. Many workers are granted FMLA mark-off rights for very good reasons. However, the legal ability to mark-off work should not be abused. Those that have continuous medical issues to deal with, whether self or family, ought to at least consider doing something else to earn a living. If a job, jobs, or even terminals are abolished = yeah, that's a hardship not easily overcome. Get over it - it's nothing new. Check into - read some history. Many times in the past, not only were some jobs abolished, some terminals closed, entire railroad companies went out of business & thousands had to relocate, were furloughed for years, or were forced out of the RR industry altogether. I myself have had to relocate three times and have driven thousands of highway miles to go to work at distant terminals. Was either that or resign. Like csx, life can suck.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 24 September 2016 I guess Mr. FMLA is fortunate enough that his terminal was not closed and is not working 200+ miles from his home. CSX has forced people to get FMLA because they are an abusive employer...this company is horrible to work for..they don't have to be but they choose to be. I will say Mr. FMLA if you did not have FMLA abd you got forced to relocate to work you would be acquiring it for sure. Not everyone has the ability to sell their house or relocate their famlies. So quit bitching Mr. FMLA..you have no right to bitch   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 24 September 2016 I joined the railroad to make money and here I am sitting at home wanting to work and cannot because there are no conductors available. I am on the KD Subdivision and right now there are 3 trains ordered including Q042, and nobody to put on it until 10 tonight. Pusher job open unable to fill it, yard job that was unable to be filled, and people furloughed,..what a joke..happens every week but they do not care..local management does not care nor does Cindy and her crew at Jacksonville..CSX should no longer include transportation in its name..we are nothing more than a joke as a company..pitiful leadership and management..keep the good work up CSX inverstors..keep these clowns running us into the ground..   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 23 September 2016 Hoo-Boy, -- That'll be a good one. Already can't wait to find out how that will go.   Name: Defiant E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years Posted: 23 September 2016 This is it. This weekend Chicago Division - Barr Yard strikes. Will continue through the weekend. The following week will have heavy amounts of mark offs; ie sick, missed calls Enjoy the shit show.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years Posted: 23 September 2016 To those of you complaining about those employees that have FLMA might as well get over it. CSX has forced people to go out and get it..and I no longer blame employees for doing so. With all these terminal and yard closures there are many employees now forced to work hundreds of miles away from their homes..what do you expect those people to do? CSX has disrupted many peoples lives this past year without regard or concern for their employees and their families..so do you really expect employees to care if they disrupt service on the railroad? The employee morale is horrible and many employees are bitter toward this outfit and rightfully so. CSX is not interested in moving freight. We have trains sitting on our subdivision every week because they are stubborn and refuse to call people back. No wonder they are tanking..how can they attempt to recruit new business when they cannot even service the business they have. One would think that this company would want better numbers but with this regime its not going to happen. When the company works against its employees the employees work against the company..maybe one day they will be smart enough to figure that out   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 22 September 2016 Been reading Wells Fargo headlines , sounds like csx intiimdation and harassment of employees to get bonuses and firing employees for minor offenses for personal gain or reporting issues protection is not there for us   Name: Cotton Belt Georgie E-mail: Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for N/A Posted: 22 September 2016 Cotton Belt Georgie: You walked away a coward with your head down and never helped a soul! Good Riddance!!!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years Posted: 20 September 2016 If the HTD has proper communication with the EOT. When you perform your clclass 3 or continuity test. The 5 lb application and the 5 lb release is conforming the test. Now if there isn't communication with the HTD and EOT even if the EOT gives the air pressure. The crew has to confirm the set up and release of the last car. So NO you don't have walk the 128 cars   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 19 September 2016 128 cars, consist was changed, & the engineer thinks a 5 lb. set/release? Where'd he/she learn that? From watching Thomas The Train on PBS? Look up the Federal: Title 49 CFR Part 232. Class III - 232.211 is somewhat vague. Refers to rear car gauge OR end-of-train telemetry device. No mention of a HTD on a controlling locomotive. Co. operating rules regarding train power brake laws are usually pretty similar, word-for-word, as csx didn't write all that. From what all I've read & understand, including passing the pod test 100% - you did it correctly. Divisions have a safety & operating practices manager - call, ask there. (Good luck though with co. sucks like those.) Or, next time you are in that situation, converse with dispatcher and\or management. Let them make the decision - tell you how it should be handled. Be sure to record it. Usually they'll just pass the buck back to you but at least then you tried & will be protected when you do what you think is right.   Name: NEW GUY E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 19 September 2016 Cond/Eng. Hey guys. Got a question. We were out on road and had to set out a bad order car. when we got the train put back together I told the engineer I was headed to the rear to watch the set and release on the rear car for the class 3 test. He insisted that I didn't have to do that because he could use his head end device and do a five pound set and release. I told him we weren't doing a train line continuity test. We made a change to our consist so I had to make certain just like the rules say that the last car sets and releases. He still insisted I didn't need to. So I got the book and read the rule again for class three and I know the way it is written says if you are doing a continuity test you can use the tele and head end reading but it says if you are doing a test for reasons other than just cutting the train and putting it back together you go to make sure the piston sets and releases. He said the trainmasters and roadforeman both told everyone that the rule was vague in the book and you didn't need to see the rear piston. What the hell is supposed to be the rule. I don't want to start calling the FRA and asking a bunch of questions and get a target on my back. I didn't mind walking the 128 cars to do the test right. But I got a feeling someone did something in the past that pissed off the dispatch and made trains wait after someone set out a bad car and rumors got started that you don't have to do it the way Im reading in the book. Want some advice from the old heads before I go calling the FRA!   Name: Screwed sgsin E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 18 September 2016 Crews Guess they got us good again. This new pay system allows the company to put in separate dead head tickets for the engineers now when flipping is back home instead of putting us in hotel. Engineers don't have to worry now about putting claims in when they get flipped like they used to. Just did it to a bunch of us. Got home and the engineer had his own dh to report with his hos. We had seperatr combo tickets with no miles reported on them and no way to report them. Stealing pieces of trash got us good now. Engineers just filling theirs out and laughing on the way out the door. One of these days their going to push to far.   Name: legal E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years Posted: 16 September 2016 Former HR Before you put anymore post on here that might be considered seriously damaging to CSX, I suggest you look at everything you signed if you signed anything. You may have some fine print that you missed that orders you to keep quiet about your case and dealings with the company. It would not be hard to figure out who you are. There have been several cases that employees have lost at arbitration with their unions because they posted on websites a lot like this one. However, they were not very bright and used their names. The board felt that the employee was hostile towards the company and it would be a conflict of interest for them to return to work. They also stated in the ruling that they felt the employee would not prosper working in an environment they felt was so hostile and mentally damaging to them. If you do decide to post, make sure you have the fact down 100% and can prove anything you say. You can not be prosecuted for telling the truth the whole truth and nothing but the truth. Whistleblowing is another form of protection if push comes to shove. Information has a way of disappearing in large corporations such as CSX. If you have hard core proof you have better negotiating leverage. No one, including CSX want the skeleton in the closet to come knocking on the presses from door.   Name: Wells Fargo-Union Pacific E-mail: Employed as: Yard Master, for N/A Posted: 16 September 2016 The Wells Fargo Union Pacific Effect RE; Special Agent(s) story... Both companies "were" stellar leaders in their industries. Both company CEO'S will face the music next week before Congress, about its current and past business practices.   Name: LEGIT! E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 16 September 2016 FMLA ABUSERS!!!!! Employers CAN MANAGE FMLA leave for employees by looking at patterns in employee attendance for any particular employee. If the request seems to be part of a peculiar pattern FMLA guidelines allow employers to give the pattern in question to the employees health care provider and question whether this pattern is consistent with the employees need for a leave of absence. So you stupid idiots who have fmla leave and keep taking a day before your off days or every pay day weekend, you better get ready to have your happy little game become a problem for you. Instead of listening to all the idiots at work who have only read the rights of the employee for fmla, you better start reading up on the rights of the employer to question your ability to work, if your fit to work or if you are abusing it. I have legit FMLA. I got a son who is sick as hell and now I got to deal with coming to work and watching everything I do because they are head hunting us now. You keep getting write ups for failures you will never be able to prove it was because you are on FLMA. KNOCK YOUR SHIT OFF! If your a poser then you get what you deserve. Thanks for nothing lazy pukes!   Name: Special Agent(s) Retired E-mail: Employed as: APE, for N/A Posted: 12 September 2016 UP Management: Stop whining to your employees about Social Media Postings, while hauling drugs from Mexico and the drugs being dumped in inter-city neighborhoods! According to the Houston Chronicle (November 2001 to October 2006) and the Los Angeles Times (as recent as 2012, drug raid), you were nabbed and fined$$Millions for knowingly hauling DRUGS on trains and then with the help of Lobbyist and Politicians changed the terms of the "Fines" as "Security Improvements" without the distinction of being major a DRUG HAULER! During those years, profits were up 20% annually and now profits are down 30% after being nabbed. Can't blame this severe drop on the decline in coal business. GOOGLE IS A GOOD SOURCE OF INFORMATION FOR THE UNIFORMED! "Drug trains from Mexico"   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 09 September 2016 Not a problem, makes it real easy. OTHER?KNUCKLEHEAD Why does it bother you so much that someone post in several forums? Maybe I can shed some light on the similarities in the topics! A supervisors gets unprofessional in your face and orders you by intimidating you and harassing you to go out and drag in a 3rd train on a J job without another ticket knowing damn well its a violation of the union agreement and you know that they are going to deny your valid claim because the ASSHOLES have already done it a zillion times! Then the employee is pissed and while he is out he isn't thinking straight and makes an unsafe move that might get him and his partner in trouble. Then after being screwed over all night he says the hell with this hell hole and marks off sick the next day. This puts his butt on the table now for having an availability problem. So, its pretty clear to see how courtesy, professionalism, harassment , discrimination, denied claims, availability and safety are all the same damn thing on this site. Its what csx does to its employees EVERY STINKIN DAY! Post as much as you want guys. The point of this site is to post the crap that's going on and get it out! Get over it OTHER!   Name: Concerned E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 08 September 2016 Corp reading your post makes me think your just a disgruntled employee who could could not get FMLA for whatever reason. The company can not punish you without proof of abuse. In other words if I call in and say please give me a personal business day and they say no we can't. 1 hour later I mark off FMLA. Yes that is proof of abuse to be charged. Basically unless you it can be proved by other than job history than you can't dicipline me. The company is out of line.   Name: Jim E. Young E-mail: Employed as: M of W, for N/A Posted: 08 September 2016 KCS SP CSX UP NS TE&Y Employees: You could be liable if you are operating a train that originates from Mexico, stashed with drugs! The Rail Carrier's most profitable trains are the drug laden-ed trains that originates from Mexico. The trains are so profitable that a dying RR CEO negotiated his silence for a$120,000,000.00, retirement package. All to be paid over his natural retirement age as per the Corporate Bylaws. How many RR CEO'S gets an annual twenty-five million dollar retirement package upon death? 

 Name: YEAH!!! E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 07 September 2016 ????? OH MY GOD MAN!!!! You are my HERO! Everything you posted is 100% true and right on the money. Even the dispatchers are starting to get sick of the flack they are getting from the crews when the DTO orders them to change your pool jobs to J Jobs behind the crews backs AFTER THEY HAVE ALREADY BEEN ISSUED TICKETS THAT ARE RIGHTFULLY THEIRS AT THE RIGHT PAY! The stuff you posted has happened to me so many times its not even funny. We got so many claims in for this shit that it will take years to even get the unions to sit down and go over them. Of course we don't expect to see a damn thing done about it so we got other ways to make our money that's rightfully ours. Man, don't know who you are but you need award for employee of the month! Most of us think they are trying to hide all the recrews for these road trains that aren't making it in because they cut the crews so short. A j job can hustle power or do crap work around the yard so if they go drag in a train that's dead on the road as a job they might be able to hide it on the paper trail. Don't see how they hide the expense of paying the PTI service though. Maybe the idiots in Jacksonville are too stupid to do the research and start asking questions. Lets no forget the train they are showing yarded when they really weren't and they got a j job on it. They show those jobs as originating out of the home terminal and final destination as the same terminal. Looks good on paper. Screw you out of 100's of miles pay! Yeap, Just a bunch of thieves! 

 Name: ??? E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 06 September 2016 OTHER?KNUCKLEHEAD Why does it bother you so much that someone post in several forums? Maybe I can shed some light on the similarities in the topics! A supervisors gets unprofessional in your face and orders you by intimidating you and harassing you to go out and drag in a 3rd train on a J job without another ticket knowing damn well its a violation of the union agreement and you know that they are going to deny your valid claim because the ASSHOLES have already done it a zillion times! Then the employee is pissed and while he is out he isn't thinking straight and makes an unsafe move that might get him and his partner in trouble. Then after being screwed over all night he says the hell with this hell hole and marks off sick the next day. This puts his butt on the table now for having an availability problem. So, its pretty clear to see how courtesy, professionalism, harassment , discrimination, denied claims, availability and safety are all the same damn thing on this site. Its what csx does to its employees EVERY STINKIN DAY! Post as much as you want guys. The point of this site is to post the crap that's going on and get it out! Get over it OTHER! 

 Name: seethelight E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 1-10 years Posted: 06 September 2016 Cond/eng. Why on gods green earth do you keep blaming the company for the manpower shortages and the god awful hours you have to work to make up for the cuts. I have read my husbands union agreement. It was stated very clearly that the company will keep enough people employed and working to cover vacation days, personal days and anticipated mark off for sick, doctor, etc. The UNIONS have allowed them to violate this part of the agreement. They are letting the company reduce the caps and not letting people off like they should. Yeah, they got the right to reduce caps to meet shortages but they also are supposed to keep enough people employed to allow a reasonable amount of people to take off. They aren't doing it. The company says they cut back because business was way down and they have a right to make a profit. If it is so slow then why is everyone working their butts off and they are short all the time. That's because business isn't down like they claim and your unions aren't doing their jobs. I don't want another dime coming out of our income to pay these union guys to sit on their butts and do nothing. I have also been told that some of the LC will reduce pools and crunch numbers with the company when they think they aren't making enough money. What kind of union representation is that. I don't know about you but if it were me I would be marching on the internationals front step with picket signs or quit paying my dues. 

 Name: SP HubCap E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year Posted: 06 September 2016 To The UP Conductor Colton: Years ago, there was an engineer called HubCap out of Division 56. Presumably, he was one of the first to exposed the rampant corruption of kickbacks to union officers. He later alerted the Feds to the Drugs by Rails Operation from Mexico (LA Times article, Midnight Drug Haulers). The rumor is: HubCap had a mishap on the BNSF that caused a neck injury; later fired, and offered [and accepted] a disability retirement while his discharge was under review by an arbitrator. 

 Name: Engineer E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 06 September 2016 This company doesn't care about safety. It's all for profit now. Their working us to death with equipment going down hill fast... The company made cuts in the wrong departments. T & E employees truly hate this company for their mismanaging their life.. Hopefully when the grim reaper decides to take all CSX MANAGEMENT, then they well go straight to HELL where they belong.... 

 Name: EX FRA E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years Posted: 06 September 2016 ALINE COND The rule used to be that you could secure your train by putting on the hand brakes BUT the engineer could not release any brakes to test them for the new 1 minute brake test. Trains crews were never required to do a one minute brake test in the past. Applying the proper amount of brakes for the number of cars was designated and did just fine. Securing the train in order to leave it behind is considered an action that is necessary for the safety of the crew and the public and can be done. The one minute test is a csx operating rule and is not required by the FRA. Therefore if you do the one minute brake test you are performing work for the railroad which is a violation of the hours of service. Therefore that puts the crew in a catch 22. Per csx operating rules you are to notify the dispatcher when you are down to 3 hours. It is up to you to follow that rule. Then is the time that you should remind them that you need to stop somewhere that you will have the time to follow the rules for testing your brakes if you plan on leaving the train. DO NOT EVEN try to make a point that the dispatcher should know where you are and how much time you have left to run. Unless you are a new employee then you should know they lose tract of where trains are and can not keep up with every single trains running time. Yes, they should but they don't. If you have any questions concerning violations of the FRA rules for operations then you can contact the FRA representative for your area. Your hours of service or operating rules agents should be able to answer your questions. If you are in the Indianapolis area you can call the Indy office at 317-226-0390 and find out who is over your area. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 06 September 2016 Hey CORP, Tell Cindy thanks for the letter. My lawyer said he loves it! It's perfect to take to court to show that the company is trying to intimidate people and violate their FMLA rights. His advice to me that I will pass along: If the company asks anything about being marked off FMLA, simply tell them you were marked off FMLA, provide no information other than that. If they continue to harass you, ask them if your lawyer should contact them, HR, or CSX legal department? Also, document when they harass you and what supervisor was harassing you. Write your congressmen about it, you have a large corporation violating federal laws, congress likes digging jnto that, especially if you have Democrats as your representative or senator. 

 Name: Albany Divn T&E Guy E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years Posted: 05 September 2016 The FMLA Issue: Lets put this in the proper perspective. FMLA was Enacted under the Clinton Administration. Many years before the CSX takeover of Conrail. It was enacted SPECIFICALLY to deal with ABUSIVE EMPLOYERS. Think about that folks...... FMLA was enacted to deal with ABUSIVE EMPLOYERS!!!! FMLA was enacted to deal with ABUSIVE EMPLOYERS!!!! FMLA was enacted to deal with ABUSIVE EMPLOYERS!!!! FMLA was enacted to deal with ABUSIVE EMPLOYERS!!!! Okay now! Now that I've made that point lets talk about the -- present situation vs. the previous situation.-- Conrail was in business many years after FMLA was enacted and had VERY FEW EMPLOYEES on FMLA. CSX Enacted VERY HARSH Attendance policies CSX Enacted VERY HARSH Discipline policies Now we have everyone on FMLA!!!! And these IDIOTS running CSX say we have an FMLA problem !?!? OK I'm going to yell here. But not at my fellow union brothers. I'm going to yell at you Company suits on here. I'm going to yell at you guys because your purposely dense. So I'm going to yell so that maybe the light will come on in your thick heads, and maybe....you guys will get a clue!!!!! CSX IS AN ABUSIVE EMPLOYER!!!!! THAT'S WHY YOU HAVE SO MANY PEOPLE ON FMLA!!!!! You IGNORANT MORONS!!!!! It has always amazed me throughout my 35+ years on the RR. How incredible the work ethic was in the RR Industry. The greater majority of my fellow railroaders would work 70 to 80 hours plus every week (albeit the greed for money was the overwhelming motive) But nonetheless they did it. And this was for decades, during which they were never threatened or harassed to do so. So now we have Management regimes that are so greedy and arrogant they won't even discuss the issues with the unions, Yes that is correct Mr. Corp. The Unions NEVER AGREED to these Absentee/Discipline policies. They were shoved down our throats. Bottom line is this THEY DON'T WORK!!! The present generation of RR workers have NO loyalty to their employers. They don't merely dislike their taskmasters THEY HATE their employers with a PASSION! This is not to be confused with not liking their jobs. They love their jobs. why else would they put up with these working conditions so long? They HATE THE PEOPLE who run these RR's I see it everyday when I work. A decision comes along between whats best for the RR vs. Employee benefit. Employee wins every time and when there is no benefit THEY STILL choose the option where the company loses. I've seen employees take the path that's harder to do if it will cause the company harm, time after time. The Hatred is that bad! From a business point of view it is REALLY BAD POLICY to alienate your workforce to a point that your employees are working against you. Unfortunately the folks in Jacksonvile DON'T CARE!! Unfortunately the folks in Albany DON'T CARE!! Unfortunately the folks in your local Terminal Offices DON'T CARE!! Apparently here at CSX we don't make money by transporting customers products. Apparently we make money by Threatening Employees! Apparently we make money by Firing Employees! Apparently we like to create problems for ourselves that cause motivated workers to lose motivation and instead focus all their efforts at spending time with their loved ones, and friends, Instead of fanatically trying to spend time at work every waking minute of the day making money !!! .......... As my generation did! 

 Name: Spongebob E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 04 September 2016 Tired too, Sounds like you've had to many shots of the CSX company Kool-Aid. Don't be jealous of those that can afford to mark off FMLA and enjoy their lives with their families. Don't sell your life and soul to the CSX devils that would love nothing more than than to replace every one of us with a computer or sell our jobs away to contractors. Yes, we all knew when we hired on what the requirements of the job were, but after 18 years of this shit, attitudes and what's important to me has changed. Do you really think for one minute that CSX really gives 2 big flying Fucks about any of us? All they care about are profits, safety and shareholders. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 04 September 2016 Corp. & Tired Too misunderstand. Am fully aware of & know all about the FMLA & how it is supposed to be applied. Do not advocate misuse at all. Point: companies did not help much, if at all, with reasonable lay-offs, even for valid individual or family medical reasons. Hence the FMLA came about in 1993. BTW......this is SUNDAY and this particular post is being sent from a desktop computer located in the business office at one of my away from home terminal lodging facilities/hotels that we sometimes can use. Where are you two yayhoos? 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 20-30 years Posted: 04 September 2016 Chief dispatchers are management. Assistant chief dispatchers are union. (the ones the crews talk to) 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 04 September 2016 Chief dispatchers, assistant chief dispatchers, train dispatchers, and yardmasters, are union dues contributing company people. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years Posted: 04 September 2016 To add to the statement below: This is for you Avon guys. Replace supervisor with a Union paying "Assistant Chief Train Dispatcher" "Now, pay close attention to this one! UNFAIR LABOR PRACTICES-Section 8(a)2 of the NLRA makes employer "domination" of a labor organization an unfair labor practice Dominate mean to rule, control or SWAY! The post made by EX LC had an issue with a supervisor who told employees to do as they were told even though he knew that he was in violation of their bargaining agreement and they could take it up with their LC later. It can be assumed that the employee felt threatened and could possibly be charged with failure to comply or worse. This supervisor was in violation of federal law. Under no circumstances should any union member allow a supervisor to bully or intimidate anyone into complying to their orders after the supervisor has been informed and shown the violation of the bargaining agreement. This issue should be reported immediately to your LC and to legislative rep of your union. DO NOT ALLOW THIS SUPERVISOR TO GO UNREPORTED. An employer that commits an unfair labor practice must "cease and desist" from unlawful conduct and post a notice in the workplace promising not to repeat the conduct." 

 Name: TIRED TOO E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 04 September 2016 Cond.30 Corp is right and YOU are wrong. FMLA was not established for the lazy to take off every weekend with their families and to get out of extra jobs that suck! It isn't to take off every pay day or take 3 days off every time their off days come around. Its real easy to see who is abusing it. Just like the safety committee guys were doing all the time. I don't have anything against someone getting FMLA that deserves it. It sucks to have something wrong with you or a family member. No one wants to be in pain or see someone else suffering but this shit where they are taking advantage of it has to stop just like the safety committee shit had to to! Everyone keeps going around saying they are tired of working their asses off and going to try and get FMLA. These idiots better take a good look at the fines and federal charges that they can get for falsifying anything to get on it. Besides man, its just bad Karma. what goes around comes around. 

 Name: AP Engineer Retired E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years Posted: 03 September 2016 A Birmingham Engineer told me, “FMLA” was the “Football Mania Layoff Agreement.” What did Jacksonville think it was? I mean, you can’t miss a University of  Alabama football game just to move freight. Right? 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 03 September 2016 Give it up Condr. Corporate will never get it that people do want to work but also want lives and do not want to be just serfs/slaves. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 03 September 2016 Corp, The FMLA came along well over 20 yrs. ago. As for reasons why it was established in the 1st place - guess we'll have to agree to disagree. 

 Name: corp E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years Posted: 03 September 2016 Conductor 30 I suggest you read the Laws and Regulations for FMLA.Im sure you are capable of reading and understanding simple language. There is no misunderstanding in the way it is written. It is also not hard to see how many are abusing the system. As for the company starting the whole mess you could not be more WRONG. We all know that you don't like the availability policy and its point system. You can thank your unions for it along with the company. They DID AGREE to the process. The knew policy did not force anyone to apply for FMLA. Those who have legitimate illnesses or have very ill family members have every right to use the program as it was intended to be used. Those who abuse it just to get extra rest days off, holidays, weekends, and use it to dodge jobs should receive discipline to the fullest extent allowable by law. No one should be allowed to misuse the system. Those employees who cant fake a serious illness or influence their doctors to put them on FMLA have to work extra to make up for those who aren't available while they are running around on the weekends with their families. Those employees who have a legitimate illness and need FMLA are getting a slap in the face by those who cheat the system and abuse it. So don't you dare blame the company for the actions of those who abuse and cheat the system. Having an availability policy that you do not like does not give you or anyone the right to break the law. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Brakeman, for 20-30 years Posted: 03 September 2016 http://www.cnbc.com/2016/08/31/united-ceo-reflects-on-one-year-at-the-helm-we-need-to-treat-people-better.html 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years Posted: 02 September 2016 Hey Corp! I am usally a very repectful guy but 31 years at this company has made me a little cranky at times. So with all do reapect Corp! You can suck my dick bitch! 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 02 September 2016 Hey Corp: Do it. Start trying to persecute employees with FMLA mark-off rights. After all, companies (and their policies) ought to be expert at that account they're the ones who actually created\started the whole mess. Go ahead, spend more time & resources on something that will probably not help csx much, if at all, in the end. Would sure like to see some statistics, ie: work attendance on assignments that have regular hours/times/days off - vs. all the other ones -- extra lists, unassigned pool jobs, etc. Wake up - most employees (that are still employed) are glad for & really appreciate their RR job but are not very happy with the overall treatment. Management's attitude towards it's workers needs to change. 

 Name: CORP E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years Posted: 02 September 2016 APE Yes the company can punish you for misuse of FMLA. Apparently you don't know that it is a federal offense to misuse or file for FMLA under false pretenses. There are some doctors who do not care if their careers are put on the line by fudging paperwork for a patient. We have an eye on two employees now who have FMLA to take care of a parent that was ill but both have passed away over 6 months ago. We were also informed that an employee who is making it hard for others on an extra board is using it each weekend to attend his sons ball games. He has been seen in pictures taken by parents in the crowd. If a person marks off FMLA to take a child to an appointment or needs to stay home for themselves for pain or treatment, then that's were they should be. When the appointment is over the person should make themselves available to work. The actions of those who cheat the system and everyone else is the reason attention is being drawn to the FMLA recipients. Yes, boards are short but when 4 out of 10 extra board employees have FMAL and use it every weekend or to dodge a pool run or local job that is not favorable it just punishes everyone left to work. Do you think that is fair to the other employees? 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 02 September 2016 The company wants you men and woman to be scared. The company won't admit that they can't punish you for using FMLA. I think in response everyone should cut the cord this holiday weekend. MS Sanborn will! Don't cut the cord and the bullshit continues! 

 Name: TEACHER E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years Posted: 01 September 2016 ALL UNION MEMBERS! LESSON 1 for this week! The NMB(National Mediation Board) has no authority to investigate or remedy employee grievances against an employer. The role of the NMB in the railroad industry is to conduct representation elections and to mediate agreement between the carrier and union in collective bargaining negotiations, A union certified by the NMB is the sole representative of the certified group of employees(craft or class) as to wages, hours, benefits and WORKING CONDITIONS! If you feel your employer is not properly applying the collective bargaining then the grievance procedure in the collective bargaining procedure is the proper channel to follow. Whether or not a union is required to progress an employees grievance to arbitration is usually a matter of union discretion. When a grievance is progressed to arbitration by the parties and the grievant wishes to appeal the arbitrators decision it is done through the courts. Arbitration results are usually final and binding under the RLA BUT a grievant has 2 years from the ruling to seek a set-aside. Discuss your options with an attorney. If you are a railroad employee and have properly filed a grievance with your union and are not satisfied with the results of the grievance procedure you may consider filing a grievance as an "INDIVIDUAL" with the National Railroad Adjustment Board(NRAB). Filing as an individual means that you wish to pursue your grievance with the NRAB WITHOUT the assistance or support of your union. You can contact the NRAB directly at 312-751-4688 If you believe that your employer is in violation of a law of the United states you can consult with a private attorney or contact the government agency that has jurisdiction over such matters. It is strongly advised that all railroad employees take the time to sit down and read their "WEINGARTEN RIGHTS"! Now, pay close attention to this one! UNFAIR LABOR PRACTICES-Section 8(a)2 of the NLRA makes employer "domination" of a labor organization an unfair labor practice Dominate mean to rule, control or SWAY! The post made by EX LC had an issue with a supervisor who told employees to do as they were told even though he knew that he was in violation of their bargaining agreement and they could take it up with their LC later. It can be assumed that the employee felt threatened and could possibly be charged with failure to comply or worse. This supervisor was in violation of federal law. Under no circumstances should any union member allow a supervisor to bully or intimidate anyone into complying to their orders after the supervisor has been informed and shown the violation of the bargaining agreement. This issue should be reported immediately to your LC and to legislative rep of your union. DO NOT ALLOW THIS SUPERVISOR TO GO UNREPORTED. An employer that commits an unfair labor practice must "cease and desist" from unlawful conduct and post a notice in the workplace promising not to repeat the conduct. There is no doubt that this post will raise a red flag with railroad management. This website is viewed daily by CSX and its legal staff. The labor relations department will not appreciate this kind of information circulated either. It encourages members to read and better arm themselves with information to put up a good fight. There is nothing more powerful than well educated and readily armed union members. 

 Name: be happy in your work E-mail: C@ hotmail.com Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years Posted: 01 September 2016 where is Todd novak working he was a Collinwood flunkie 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 01 September 2016 If true & the person is charged accordingly, the co., the court(s), govt., etc., will handle it discreetly & he/she will be taken care of. Will probably appear later in a similar or even better position. Should a rank & file employee get in trouble for something like that: would get raked over the coals. CSX management Sucks. 

 Name: Oh Yeah E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 31 August 2016 Just read on the BLE website where the Trainmaster at Corbin. KY just got arrested for possessing Child Pornography. Wonder if they will fire him of for Tarnishing CSX's squeaky clean image or will they try and sweep it under the rug. Regardless, FUCK YOU CSX 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years Posted: 31 August 2016 In response to the letter sent out by Cindy Sanborn in regards to FMLA, what a joke that CSX is blaming poor performance on FMLA. True that there are those who misuses it but this CAPS system makes for everyone to go out and acquire it..thats on you Ms. Sanborn. Also I love that Ms. Sanborn is so concerned that i might possibly be working too much. Well this is true I am working too much but that is not because of FMLA it is because the boards are trimmed down to thinly to meet the demands of the number of trains. Basically CSX is padding the numbers trying to keep investors happy but now service is at an all time low. I love how CSX blames their poor performance on T/E crews instead of stepping up to the plate and admitting that their poor management practices are to blame..but this is CSX 

 Name: John Casey E-mail: Employed as: APE, for N/A Posted: 27 August 2016 UP Mallard On The Western Region: Why is Hannah so good at getting child molesters and wife beaters back to work instead of switch runners? 

 Name: LV SMOOT E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 25 August 2016 Mallard You are like all these fucking pathetic Railfans that used to hang out in front of the yard office sucking OUR Mgr of Operating Practices here on the Pathetic UPid. You are full of shit. Why don't you hook up with Peter Ely, who is a faggot Southern California railbuff and bob the knob and go suck a operating officers ass. Pathetic ass licker 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 1-10 years Posted: 25 August 2016 I have worked for steel workers before the rail road and they are no comparison the steel workers union is 10:1 better I could not believe some of the rules my Union craft has it's a joke. 

 Name: Threatened E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years Posted: 25 August 2016 CRAZY NUT CASE CHIEF AT IT AGAIN Just got word that the chief is playing her dirty little harassment and intimidation games again. We got an east end extra board and a west end extra board. That crazy broad is trying to order an east end extra crew to go dog catch trains on the west side when there are rested and available crews on the west end extra board. They pointed this out and were threatened if they didn't go work the other side their qualifications would be pulled. This isn't just a violation of the union agreement but its a run around claim for the guys on the west end. They are just trying to cut cost on recrews and cover up cost of not getting trains in on time. Where the hell does this chief get off deliberately cheating west end crews out of their work and being able to make a living. Who in the hell is letting them get away with this blatant bullshit. This time they have gone to far. Deliberate and blatant violation of the agreement with deliberate harassment and intimidation tactics to save money and screw pay from hard working crew members who need to make a living. THIS SHIT HAS TO STOP. ITS TIME FOR A SIT DOWN WITH BOTH UNION INTERNATIONALS AND TIME TO MEET WITH THE STEEL WORKERS. NO WAY THOSE GUYS WOULD EVER ALLOW THEIR MANAGEMENT TO WALK ALL OVER THEM IN THIS MANNER. TIME FOR SOME OLD FASHIONED UNION MEETINGS AND FIGURE OUT WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE. WE CANT STRIKE BUT BET YOUR BOTTOM DOLLAR THOSE STEEL WORKER BOYS WILL HAVE SOME GOOD IDEAS! 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 25 August 2016 This info\instruction out there in csx dispatcher messages, system and/or divisional bulletins, or elsewhere?? 

 Name: Safety First E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years Posted: 25 August 2016 ALL CREWS If you are receiving correspondences from anyone in labor relations, payroll or any other department that your pay is not being issued as submitted because information obtained from the GPS shows otherwise you need to email Tim_ healey@csx.com. Mr. Healey is the Director of Locomotive Engineering and oversees the installation of the GPS on all locomotives. If there is a problem with the use of the GPS then he should be notified immediately. This is an issue that should not be taken lightly. Obtaining proper information from the GPS is a MUST and any problems that are occurring must be addressed and resolved immediately! Movement of all trains on the system must be documented accurately. There is no room for error on this matter. The safe way is the right way. Report any problems immediately. Your participation will be greatly appreciated. 

 Name: Laughing E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 23 August 2016 Loco Sounds like an idiot problem in labor relations department. Real STUPID MOVE TO SAY THE GPS INFO LOST TRACT OF ANY TRAIN! As for dispatchers knowing where u are? NOT all the time. how about when they want to put a track car behind u and they ask u were your head end is located? Love it when they get smart and want to know if your still on the move after U stopped to tone them up cause u broke down and u been waiting 15 minutes. Maybe we should all tell them to CHECK THE STINKING GPS! 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 23 August 2016 They have to know where trains are. Ask a dispatcher. Denying penalty claims (even valid ones, for whatever reason) is an age old tactic. Uncommon that one is paid right away. Have to submit all info properly to your LC when claims are denied & hope that they're handled & forwarded. Then be patient. May take yrs. If valid, the RR eventually has to ante up -- at the pay rate applicable when submitted. Aggravating but the way it usually is. 

 Name: SCREWED E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 23 August 2016 CALL HOMELAND SECURITY Labor relations is at it again! Just denied my claim and 2 other guys stating that the GPS data system says our trains never ran on the territory we claimed. THEY LOST OUR FRICKING TRAINS AGAIN! THIS IS BULLSHIT. HOW CAN A RAILROAD LOSE THEIR FRICKING TRAINS. HOW CAN THEY NOT FIND OR KEEP TRACT OF OUR TRAINS AND WHERE THEY ARE TRAVELING. WE HAD HAZARDOUS MATERIAL CARS ON THE TRAIN THEY LOST. DOES THE PUBLIC HAVE ANY IDEA HOW INSANE IT IS THAT A RAILROAD CANT KEEP TRACT OF WHERE THEIR DANGEROUS TRAINS ARE TRAVELING. Maybe we should be calling the USDOT and tell them whats going on too! 

 Name: Revenge Sr. E-mail: Employed as: APE, for N/A Posted: 20 August 2016 "Eye for an Eye" Understand the meaning of those simple words for your guidance! If one deliberately or attempts too destroy your well being, the Laws of Nature is on your side! 

 Name: NO BULLSHIT E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 19 August 2016 MALLARD YOU are so full of shit. You better do your research a little better. CSX is the lowest paying class one railroad in the country! Let me guess....your a company mole who was sent to this site to stir shit and distract posters from the important FACTS! Clean engines and good working radios?? I get more stinky shitters, broken seats, arm rest missing, no visors, no reading lights, no side mirror, no ac OR fan and radios that cant pick up shit a week than you can even count. I don't believe you work for csx. If you do and your getting cushy engines all the time then you must be a pet. Guessing you don't get your union agreed pay stolen every week either. You got to be joking. They spit on our agreement every single pay period like they breath air. I have had over a 1000 taken from me this year on their yellow belly indian giving crap that our agreement gives us in plain black and white writing. I have had claims denied with the most stupid irrelevant answers that are so laughable you almost choke from laughing so hard! It has happened to others. All it does is show that they don't even read the claims, they just pull an answer out of their asses! Have you never been blamed for a mistake the company made???? They want to blame the crew for fra and clearance bureau mistakes that they make just to try and cover up their mistakes. How many times have you tried to tone up the dispatcher with a serious problem with the train or power just to get a dead tone or they leave you sitting and waiting for over 20 minutes. Several of us have tried to use the emergency channel just to have the dispatch tell us it didn't work. Man, you must be living in a frickin fantasy world. That really pisses me off you saying csx pays the best. You don't know shit man! 

 Name: Engineer Mallard E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 19 August 2016 Don't really see how bad CSX is. Worked 10 years with Nazi Southernschwitz and CSX is much nicer to me. Guys, this ain't a white collar 9-5 job. You are transporting freight. You're gonna be treated like shit sometimes and you gotta deal with it. Don't come into the industry wanting a lavish working condition. There's times when I wanna blow up at the dispatcher, but that's just part of the job. When you factor in CSX's pay is arguably higher than any Class 1, and the usually well kept locomotives most with ACs and good radios, you can't hate on the company. Time is money, and we are just little laborers to management but that's what it's like anywhere. Go join NS if you think CSX is bad, and I'll be sitting here laughing my ass off while you got high blood pressure and denied pay rates. The Chicken Shit eXpress will get even better once MJW leaves in 3 years, he'll hopefully get replaced with someone who has bigger balls and won't negotiate with EHH for a merge. 

 Name: UP Engineer E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years Posted: 18 August 2016 Union Pay Facts "Daniel "Bill" Hannah" is the highest paid union officer within the BLE, including the international officers. Yep..That’s right. And I can tell you, DW is worth every dollar he gets. Just ask any LA Div. Engineers. He would tear the CSX a new ass. I’ve know Bill for 35 years. Every railroad division needs a union rep as he. 

 Name: LC E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 17 August 2016 AVON CREWS LISTEN UP!!! When you are called to work on a WORK train IT IS NOT REVENUE SERVICE. You are to be issued a ticket under kind of service 9. CMC had been issuing these tickets as through freight under kind of service 2. They are doing this because they are in violation of article 47 in regards to work trains. If they call a work train at least 4 times in a week they are supposed to put the job up for bid on the electronic bid system. The company does not want to do this so they are hoping that putting the tickets under kind of service 2 as through freight will not draw attention to what is happening. Kind of service 9 is also a higher rate of pay for a days work. DO NOT TAKE a work train out until you call cmc and make them change it to a kind of service 9. If they give you any trouble them you make sure they understand that you know this is NOT revenue service and it is not through freight If they keep your ticket under through freight then they are admitting that it is being considered revenue service and they should be reporting the service to the IRS for tax purposes. 

 Name: Union Pay Facts E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 10-20 years Posted: 17 August 2016 To the UP Conductor: According to [http://www.unionfacts.org], "Daniel "Bill" Hannah" is the highest paid union officer within the BLE, including the international officers. His supposed specialty is getting all the [convicted felons] child molesters and wife beaters back to work. How does that happen? 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for N/A Posted: 11 August 2016 Google / Search: Arbitration in the RR industry. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 1-10 years Posted: 11 August 2016 Is anyone currently in arbitration or know about how long it takes? 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: CSX Contractor, for 1-10 years Posted: 09 August 2016 csx has a habit of chargin owner operators (truckers) for damaged chassis, bent etc, How the hell does someone bent a chassis? unless you rollover... Does anybody feel like they've been charged for a damaged chassis that was never fix and CSX keeps charging for the same damage to other owner operators...How can we get a copy of the repair history of the chassis...anybody 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 09 August 2016 Friend or family of employee, for N/A: Not just management either. Way, way, too many co-workers are just complete A--holes. Were never taught or learned the Golden Rule. 

 Name: tech E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for N/A Posted: 08 August 2016 Friend and family It is done mostly for proof when they are sued for negligence because someone is injured on faulty equipment or slips and falls that they are taking a strong stance on safety. If you have never read the safety manuals or the system bulletins and system notices you wouldn't understand the extreme levels they go to protect themselves. There are pages upon pages of bulletins and notices listing unsafe walking conditions across the system all published to cover their butts if someone gets hurt while working. There are slip, trip and fall notices and warnings in their safety manuals. Look where you step, Scan the ground before you take a step. Be aware of the area that surrounds you. Check all steps and ladders and the list goes on. Now as for harassment, that is a different matter. Since the employee's are working under a union agreement they have to have a good reason to fire someone. Those who get fired due to their own stupidity is a slam dunk win for them. Easy money. In the meantime it is necessary for them to hand out observation failures. The more the better. Looks good in the court room. An employee gets to many failures and he heads to the suspension corner. To many suspensions and he heads for the streets. If everyone followed every single rule in the book to the letter it wouldn't matter. A turn over rate due to unsafe employee's is a plus for them. Now that the a lot of monetary safety awards have been done away with (for the railroad) you would think things would lighten up, but not happening. They seem to feel that ruling with fear is their best plan of attack. Reducing the workforce is not a problem for them as long as the government hands out aid/grants to the railroads to recruit and train new employee's especially military personnel. With the unemployment rate so high and good jobs hard to come by the railroads are not worried about replacing those who are fired. The problem is with the targeting of specific employee's. It isn't hard for anyone to figure out that they are being followed more often than others. Being approached numerous times through out each week is a good sign that you are on a watch list. There is not much an employee can do if he is put on a watch list. Document times and places along with who is approaching you then meet with your local representative and put a plan of action in motion. These are their choices. Not good ones with weak unions! Therefore the company continues its vicious cycle. The price of working for big business. The best thing for the railroad employee is to come to work, stay in the shadow and do not under any circumstances draw any attention to yourself. There will be many other fish to fry out in the field. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for N/A Posted: 08 August 2016 What is it with the csx trans. company? Why so unfriendly to employees? Why all the bullying, harassment, intimidation, threats, from management - directed at workers that are just trying to the job they hired on to do & were trained for? 

 Name: PUKE!!!!! E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years Posted: 08 August 2016 EVERYONE!!! KEEP THIS SITE FREE OF THE POLITICAL BULLSHIT! VOTE THE WAY YOU WANT AND PAY THE CONSEQUENCES FOR YOUR ACTIONS! IN THE MEANTIME LETS TALK ABOUT THE BULLSHIT WE ARE DEALING WITH AND TRY TO FIND A SOLUTION TO THE PROBLEMS. GOING TO TALK TO THE STATE HEALTH DEPARTMENT ABOUT THE AC NOT WORKING IN THE CREW ROOM AT AVON. IM HEARING THAT SINCE WE ARE CIVILIAN EMPLOYEES AND NOT EMPLOYED BY THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT AND THE COMPANY HAS TO FOLLOW ALL STATE LAWS AND REGULATIONS THAT WE HAVE A RIGHT TO FILE A COMPLAINT WITH THEIR HEALTH DEPARTMENT AGAINST THE COMPANY. THEY ARE PUTTING THE EMPLOYEES IN UNNECESSARRY RISK OF A HEAT RELATED MEDICAL ISSUE WHILE THEY SIT UPSTAIRS IN THE AIR CONDITIONED ROOMS. 

 Name: conductor E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 07 August 2016 Crews Is anyone else having problems getting their information on deadheads and held away to print when you print out your pay tickets. None of us can get that info to print. The only thing that prints is the standard pay info. If you look at the activity summary all you get is the info that's on the trip itself. We need copies of everything we submit so when they don't pay us what we earned we got proof we submitted it. The LC's say we need this info for our claims. 

 Name: Trump for President E-mail: Employed as: CSX Customer, for N/A Posted: 07 August 2016 Save Our Country: Lets rid ourselves of all this Political Correctness Bullshit! VOTE FOR DONALD TRUMP. 

 Name: East C. Rails E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years Posted: 05 August 2016 From East C. Rails: Organize your troops for a day of havoc...management is out of control! The Underground RDL 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 04 August 2016 Clerk: Thank you. That is very much appreciated. Is a good thing to be aware of all that. There is no substantiation without documentation. TM: Stupid post. What'd be the charge? 

 Name: Clerk E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for 1-10 years Posted: 03 August 2016 Attention all crews The new format for reporting your time slips does not allow an easy option to print a copy of your tickets like the previous set up did. If you want a copy you must use the tool setting in the upper right hand corner of the screen. Select tools then print. Select print preview. A copy of the screen will appear. Select the printer icon in upper left corner. Select the HP printer option. Click on it twice. You will then see an option to locate a printer for you. Select this option and it will list your local printers. You need the model of the printer and it's IP address. You can find this on a sticker on the printer. Scroll through the list of the printer models you have and you should find one with a matching IP address. Select this printer then select print. Do not waste your time calling the payroll department to request a copy of your ticket. They will tell you they can not help you with obtaining a copy and you will have to contact your local union rep.to get one for you. You have a right to have a copy of your pay tickets. If you need a copy for legal reasons or for tax purposes and don't know how to print one you can call a labor law lawyer for advice on your legal right in obtaining one. 

 Name: No Confidence Vote UP E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 03 August 2016 Recently, UP [agreement] employees (LA Service Unit) voted on a "No Confidence" vote against the CEO [Fritz], XO [Scott], Safety Officer [Doerr] and the transportation unions. Fritz and Scott: coordinates with the Regional VP'S and local union officers to make every effort in undermining the Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA)...by disposing of claims, targeting injured employees with rule violations and compensating union officers who rubber stamps investigations and or claims denials. UP IS THE ONLY MAJOR CARRIER THAT HAS NOT SETTLED FRA FEDERAL REST CLAIMS. THE UNION OFFICERS ARE PAID! WHY? C SCOTT...Tademy v UPRR...Encouraged employees to harass a lone fellow employee and got promoted during the process. Read the 'legal' transcript! Doerr: Left a trail of blood of concealed injury claims and awarded the union officers (promised post employment consultant contracts) during the process. When forty (40) year conductors and engineers walks off the job, something is wrong! 

 Name: FELA ATTORNEY E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 31 July 2016 RE;re; UP CONDUCTOR: Every RR Corporate Officer and FELA Attorney knows about the incident that occurred. The RR is now using your corrupt union officers as informants for the next uprising! 

 Name: UP Conductor E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years Posted: 30 July 2016 I thought I had better pass this event on the everyone here, but mainly skewed for CSX management, lawyers and bean-counters. I do hope this goes to the top in CSX management circles. Apparently, a few weeks ago, a Union Pacific Los Angeles Division Engineer, Bill Teele was working the Long Pool, LA-Yuma. He was called on duty at Yuma for his return trip home on the UP’s hot Z-Train. This is basically the old Southern Pacific’s “Blue Streak Merchandise” or “BSMFF.” Now understand, this is the flag-ship of the UPRR. After the train pulls into Yuma, if you’re not moving within 5 minutes, the dispatcher is on the radio calling the engineer. This “Z” is max freight train speed, 70mph on the Yuma Subdivision.  Anyway, upon arriving at Beaumont, California, 2:30am, about 100 miles short of Los Angeles, Eng. Teele stops his Z-Train, clearing all road crossings, calls the UP Dispatcher and informs him that he is leaving the train with the conductor and basically retiring on the spot. No pun intended there. I guess he felt, he had been harassed too much over his railroad years. This was his pay-back to the Union Pacific. I don’t think this could happen on the CSX. Because, are there any CSX trains that move over 50mph with more than 2 units on the line? They would just let it sit and call a dog catch/patch crew, probably the next day. It is said, this stunt, by Eng. Teele, cost the UP $200,000. That’s a little hard to believe, but maybe. Now, if I was a top CSX official, I wouldn’t worry too much about this happening on your railroad. You need to worry more about some operating (or other) employee going “Postal.” Do I need to translate to you CSX lawyers what “Going Postal” means? I can assure you, CSX Management, you treat your people much worse than Union Pacific ever has.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 29 July 2016 I like things documented. It is a PITA but every time I have failed to do so I have regretted it. If e-mail than send it twice, and send different ways to different addresses. CSX e-mail to the other end, copy to BOTH your home e-mails, copy to union folks, probably certified paper e-mail, consider a tiny voice recorder, preferably with phone adapter. Preferably have someone review and correct grammar / spelling. If it is known that you have things well documented other folks pay attention. You might even create 2 seperate e mail accounts (1 yahoo, 1 g mail, etc.)and use them just for RR stuff storage. Log in every so often to keep account up to date. Write longer accounts that can clearly be read and understood by an outsider, not just the other side.Keep a little notebook AND PEN.put in zip lock bag. Idea is survivability always.   Name: JAD E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 1-10 years Posted: 29 July 2016 Conductor furloughed This company is so screwed up right now that it is not the least bit surprising that you are in this mess. The IVR is a joke right now and wont allow anyone to use its main menu properly. Every time they start making changes to any of the format it goes to hell. If you can hold any job and are being denied your seniority right to make that move, watch all those jobs carefully. If anyone, whether they are more senior or not works those jobs, then that proves they were still active jobs and were not in the process of being abolished. You are entitled pay for each day someone works them and you were not allowed to make a move to them. You can also file ethics charges for deliberately being singled out by the company to be put in furlough and cause you a hardship and the inability to earn an income while you still had seniority rights. Forget your LC. This is a call that needs to go directly to your general chairman.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 20-30 years Posted: 28 July 2016 Call your LC and tell him what you just told us.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 27 July 2016 quick question for the csx vets here.... i am in my forth year as a conductor as csx and have just been furloughed "again" haha but this time there are bids that I can hold but my bid card is deactivated so there is just open bids laying there and as of now no one can help or explain to me ie union can anyone here help or give me a contact? thanks guys   Name: Hadenough E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 26 July 2016 WTFFFFFFF JUST SPENT 1HR AND 20MIN ON HOLD WITH THE FU....CREW CALLERS BEFORE THEY WOULD ANSWER...IT'S TIME TO GET THE USDOT AND HOMELAND SEQURITY INVOLVED WITH THIS SHIT. WAITING FOR A RIDE IN THE MIDDLE OF NO WHERE. THIS SHITS INSANE!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 25 July 2016 A company that abuses any system the FRA or unions put in writing intimidation and harassment is all there about put fear in hard working men it going to hit um in the ass some day I work here and to be honest they don't even pay you for a day's work they Denie you its has be illegal to not pay a man his day work this is why unions got started they think we're Chinese workers like the 1800 read your history FRA it's back to then they play the system to drag it on so us employees should be made like animals bury you when there done 1800 I'm tellna ya read the history   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 25 July 2016 How can you possibly figure someone like the late Cornelius Vanderbilt was great??? Assholes like him & they way they treated the public, employees/workers, rail customers, etc., are the cause\ real reason the former ICC was created, unions were formed & a lot of federal legislation regarding RRs was enacted.   Name: Corrupt Union Bosses E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 24 July 2016 It seems as if all the management problems needs to be addressed by your union officers...but they are just as corrupt and immoral as management. So what do you do? Keep complaining on this site and hope that it gets better! It's not going to happen at all!!! There's only TWO (2) things management understands that gets their attention: Lawsuits and trains not moving. The late great Cornelius Vanderbilt was an Industrialist without any formal education, who understood the legal system he detested. He once stated to a rival that: you might win in a legal tussle, but I will destroy your business with delays on top of delays. On paragraph (2), the later is always viable. You all just have to figure out how without stating the obvious!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Brakeman, for 20-30 years Posted: 24 July 2016 with record heat, high humidity and dew points in the 70s on csx northern region, csx terminal managers and train masters thinks its ok to keep crews working 4 to 5 plus straight hours outside without a break. even thought this quarters safety video is about working in the heat outside safely. all trainmasters who do this ought to be ashamed of themselves who put productivity and car counts over employee safety and wellbeing. unfortunately this practice will continue until some one has to got to the hospital with heat exhaustion or die from heat stroke and I hope then someone sues the shit ought of this shit hole company. I don't know how you southern boys do it working in this oppressive heat, but I got a lot more respect for yous now.   Name: Mediator E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years Posted: 20 July 2016 CREWS Time to figure out what is bothering the company man sooooo much. Lets see now.... I believe it all started around July 9th when our so called MR. Pines showed up to distract everyone. He began by making pokes at someone posting on the safety site with unrelated safety topics. At that time the subjects at hand were as follows: 1: Labor relations denial of claims due to totally screwed up information gathered from the company GPS 2: Serious conduct unbecoming of company officials and the cover up of a banner test going seriously wrong. 3: Blackmail of arbitrators 4: Links being posted to retrieve PLB awards 5: Intimidation and harassment in the work place. We are pretty sure he was the one who posted the comment: I hate this site. I love csx. He did manage to draw L&N into his little web if deceit. For some reason he always does. Starting to look like they might be working together. How could someone fall for his stupidity so many times???? The real Mr. Pines is out of commission! We all hope to god this character is not an offspring from Mr. Pines. God knows we don't need a repeat of the years of ranting and raving from the other mentally lost soul! Mr. Pines imposter. We all are quite aware of the horrific train wreck that occurred in Texas. There is no need for a heated discussion on this website about it. You are obviously not a true railroader!!!!! If you were, you would understand the pain and grief that all railroaders feel for another who has lost their life. We ALL FEEL THE PAIN AND SUFFERING THE FAMILIES ARE GOING THROUGH. You of course could not even begin to feel what we do. It hits all of un in our guts when we begin to imagine what they were going through in the last minutes of their life. We have all had that one moment when we thought that our train may not get stopped or slowed down at a red signal or for a slow order. We have all felt that moment when we are approaching a stop for a work authority and we cant get ahold of the forman in charge. Its something in the pit of our stomachs you could never understand. NO ONE GOES OUT THEIR TO GET KILLED! Unfortunately no one will ever know the truth the whole truth and nothing but the truth because the witnesses aren't here to tell their side. GOD REST THEIR SOULS! Show some respect or move on to another foamer site.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 19 July 2016 Eviel is the right word   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 18 July 2016 TECH: My locale: From early 1979 to early 1995 - NO new hires. Bottom Line \ Point \ Question is: Does this company (and all the investors) truly want to operate an efficient, prosperous RAILROAD or not? Evidently NOT. Sad.   Name: TECH E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years Posted: 18 July 2016 CONDUCTOR People need to face the facts. When a company puts thousands of dollars into a training school there has to be something done to recoup the expenses. It cant sit empty. It is no different than a college. No students, no school and no government grants. If you have never been to the school in Atlanta you should see if you can take a tour. Its isn't just a little building. Its not just a hole in the wall. You cant just hire people off the streets and send them through this school like an average every day college. The railroad cant afford the time or money to school someone for the job just to send them packing until they need to call them back. If they are on the street too long they have to retrain. Its the company policy. Thats throwing bad money behind bad again. Several instructors lost their positions at the school and had to go back into their craft in the field. Not good for the school. The point is that there will have to be a reduction in the workforce to justify opening up the school for new hires in T&E. YOU CAN BET YOUR BOTTOM DOLLAR that it will be done with employees being fired or pulled out of service for extremely lengthy times. A turn over rate is a must. New hires are told when they are done with schooling that if they are furloughed longer than a year the company DOES NOT HAVE TO CALL THEM BACK! This is something that the wonderful unions agreed upon. Yeah.... insane but true. If the company can hold off long enough to let those furloughed run the one year course, then the seats can be filled with new blood. One way or another the investors are going to want something done with the school and the money they are throwing into a black hole. Managers are instructed to hand out failures each month. No matter how much they deny they are told to "get the failures or else" it is happening. Everyone better expect it to get worse.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 17 July 2016 Started my RR career in OCT., 1974. Almost done. Liked construction work but things were real slow. At the time, needed a job. Pay was 3 bucks less per hr. than what I earned prior. Had to take it. C&O\B&O. Chessie System. CSX Transportation. Never been employee friendly. Entire career always threatened with being fired. Is nothing new. Seems even worse now days. CSX can't figure out that if it wants to survive & prosper as a RAILROAD, slack off on the schooling, the petty crap, & concentrate more on moving freight using confident, competent, experienced employees. CSX culture has needed to change for quite a while now & it hasn't. Evidently management doesn't care AND\OR they have a plan. Usually the way it is: management plans things, oftentimes for years in advance & the workers & their unions can only play catch-up.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 17 July 2016 again, use your time at CSX to prepare for your next job and a real career. Save $$, don't buy house, new car, overspend, etc. Focus on a long term career, get as many on line tuition credits as possible, and prepare for bail out when YOUR Titanic sinks. You have no excuse for surprise at the likely outcome. You just don't know the day the iceberg shows up. Folks are giving you straight information. Your career is REALLY your responsibility, not the HR / Labor Relations people.   Name: Noel E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years Posted: 17 July 2016 Friend/Family I understand the situation your in. You're looking for a career, good paying job, great retirement benefits..... Don't believe the lies CSX spews. I hate to use the word evil, but I know of no other word to use when it comes to CSX and their management. I think of the story I heard when I was little. Jesus standing on the mount and the devil promising him the world if he would bow before him and worship him. (Matthew 4:1-11 NKJV). CSX does the same thing. They will promise you riches beyond imagine if you will sell your soul and work for them, only to turn around and steal it all back each and every payday, then spend each and every day trying to fire you, to make their quota of people on the street. To quote Darth Vader "come over to the dark side". Employees openly call those in management, The Dark Side. CSX will tell you what you need to hear to get what they want from you, then leave you alone and hanging when they no longer need you, or the situation wasn't to CSX's benifit. The school will tell you that the train master is your buddy and pal, and that the engineers are old bitter men trying to get you fired. This is far from the truth. If you screw up, the entire crew goes down with you, so it's to your engineers benifit to keep you safe, and help you do your job correctly. If I had to do it over again, I would not have come to CSX. Out of the 43 people that I hired in with, they're only 3 of us left. Some of us have been fired, some have quit, most are on furlough status. If you can't find a job at CSX with in 1 years time, you're fired. It doesn't matter that CSX has gotten rid of the Division you're on, or that guys with 25 years can't hold jobs. If you don't find a job, you are gone. Weigh the pros and cons. You'll realize CSX isn't the railroad that Management claims it to be, when they're selling you on the idea of going through their school. When all you want is a career, realize that all CSX wants is the money they'll receive from the Federal Government for the first year that they hired you. After that, you're gone too.   Name: Remington E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 17 July 2016 PA conductor want-too-bee Don't waste your time coming to CSX. The post below says it all. Go for The Money. At CSX, as a licensed engineer, I average 22.00/an hour. Last I heard, new hire conductors at Canadian National start at 35 an hour, with a 10 hour guarantee every time they step on the property. Because CSX has turned all of the yard jobs into jobs that are run by remote engines, I have to work on the road. I literally live on the road and spend over 280 days a year either sleeping on an engine, or the cheapest hotel room CSX can find, in the worst part of most towns. I have missed more of my families birthdays, holidays, sporting events, funerals and wedding anniversaries than I care to think of. With that said. Once CSX took over the section of the rail that I work on, I make significantly less than the old heads that I worked with in the 70's and 80's. The young guys behind me, make even less than I do. Today with both union's selling us out to CSX for their personal gain, and leaving those of us that pay their salaries out to dry, absolutely would not recommend working for CSX. If you're heart is set on working for a railroad. Good for you. Just don't let it be the one that will lie to you, to get you hired on then spend the rest of your career trying to fire you.   Name: John Deere E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years Posted: 17 July 2016 New Conductor Want to be There is a reason that CSX is the only class one railroad that has a sux site. There's also a reason that when Tony Ingram left NS that the job insurance companies quit selling job insurance to CSX employees, and started selling it again to NS employee's. Here's a few things to know. Would I recommend a railroad career to anyone? Yes. Especially if you can get on with CN. Do I recommend working for CSX? Absolutely NOT What is the retention rate for new employee's, both T&E and Management at CSX? 20%. That's right, 20%. 8 out of every 10 employees that you hire in with will on longer be employees at your one year anniversary date. Why is CSX pushing for new employee's when they have guys on the Huntington Division that can't hold jobs and are sitting on the street with 25 years of senority? Because CSX collects money from the Obama Administration for training you. CSX claims their classes are "job retraining" classes, and the Federal Government happily writes the checks. Last I heard, CSX got over 50,000 for "retraining" each military veteran. Civilians in the upper 30,000, lower 40,000 range. One of the caviots was that CSX has, is that CSX has to keep the new employee for 1 year. What happens after this one year? Same thing that happened before the Federal Government put this caviot in. As soon as CSX has collected all of the money they can from the Federal Government for hiring you, you're gone. Why should CSX keep you? After one year you're costing CSX money, not making them money. This is bad business for a company that has stockholders who demand that upper management makes money for the company, and whose pay is directly tied to stock dividends. If CSX fires you, or make you so miserable that you'll quit, they can hire another person, run them through the school, and as long as Obama is in office, collect another 50,000 plus for training your replacement. At the training school CSX will tell you that the Train Masters are your buddies and have your back, are they really told to get rid of 80% of the new hires by years end? Yes. If they don't it's either your job or theirs. When a train master has to chose between you having a job and feeding his family or yours, who is he going to chose? (And yes, they openly admit that after they fire the first few people, it becomes easier and easier to fire new hires for frivolous charges over time. You're just a number, and firing you becomes part of the job) Personally I don't care what you do. You're going to do what you're going to do. I see new people come and go so quickly anymore, I don't even to bother to learn their names until they've been around for a while. Here's my suggestion, look through this website and a few others. Yardlimits.com comes to mind, and there are several others. Look around, and you'll understand what railroading is like, and why CSX is the only class one to have a sucks site.   Name: Broke E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 16 July 2016 Friend/family Go with the money. Csx is the lowest paying class1 railroad in the country. If your going to sell your sole go for the money. Learn to type of you will never get paid.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year Posted: 16 July 2016 I'm planning to be a conductor (& then locomotive engineer) next year and I live right near the NS Pittsburgh Line and I don't live that far from Connellsville,PA where CSX has a freight yard in. I actually want to work for NS, but I know a someone who got hired by CSX after being rejected by NS in 2014. Since then, he tries talking me into working for CSX and he doesn't mention every bad thing CSX has ever done. It's like he's been brainwashed by CSX, but I'm not sure if CSX is a good company to work for since he's pushing this agenda onto me. I never met any actual NS guys yet, but I just read forums from the mid-2000's about how NS used to treat people like crap. I just would like to learn about who's the lesser of the two evils and I just want to make the right choice for my railroad career.   Name: new engineer E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years Posted: 16 July 2016 ENGINEERS!!!!!! OK old heads. You got to help me out here. I haven't been doing this long so Im getting info that covers most of the new engines that are coming out. I got an old gp40-2 the other day that was a mother and slug and paired up with a single motor. The single motor broke down and left me with this 1981 model. It had the old amp gauges with the short time rating. We were already over tonnage for it and they made us pick up another 6,000 tons that put us over 11,000. Totally insane crap. The rule book for train handling explains short time rating which was no problem to figure out. The rule on avoiding speeds lower than continuous minimum speed for the motor was the problem. There was no charts given out for these old motors. There was nothing on the engine anywhere that stated what the speed would be so I called the CSX mechanical desk. WTF!!!!! They said they never heard of such a thing. So I asked to talk to an old head mechanic. They put me on hold and came back and said no one in the shop had ever heard of minimum continuous speed before. Its right in the dang rule book under rule 5404. So I stopped the train and googled my motor for the info and found it on a railroad buff site. Turned out to be 11 mph. Ran that dang motor in 8 throttle at 6mph for awhile cause its all it would do. I tried throttling back to 7 off and on to stay out of 8 to give it a break. The rules say to avoid continuous operations at speeds below minimum cont. speed for the motor. The rule doesn't say what throttle to avoid it. Im guessing they mean 8. It doesn't say how long you can do it before you might burn up the traction motors either! Why in the hell didn't the mechanical desk know what the hell I was talking about when its right in the rule book in black and white. You can find shit about it all over the internet. This is a frickin joke. Can someone with some old time experience tell me how to handle these motors in this situation when it happens again because Im sure it will. With these extreme trains they are building in length and weight, its going to happen again and I don't want to be charged for burning up traction motors!   Name: Geep E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years Posted: 15 July 2016 Sounds like CSX and the train masters on the Great Lakes Division may have some competition in the harassment and discrimination area. http://louisianarecord.com/stories/510959165-african-american-woman-accuses-kansas-city-southern-railroad-of-discrimination According to the complaint, Freeman, who was hired by Kansas City Southern as a conductor trainee Nov. 30, 2009, was subjected to a hostile work environment, sexual harassment, retaliation and ultimately termination for filing a complaint for discrimination and for seeking accommodations following medical problems. The plaintiff alleges the defendant denied her medical treatment for a work-related injury to her knee, deprived her of her rights and privileges, and terminated her employment Sept. 18, 2012. Freeman seeks a trial by jury, compensatory damages, attorney fees, legal costs, expenses and such other relief the court deems just and proper. She is represented by attorney Patricia A. Gilley of Gilley & Gilley in Shreveport. U.S. District Court for the Western District of Louisiana Shreveport Division Case number 5:16-cv-00936   Name: Spot E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 10 July 2016 Concerned and Train Dispatcher Why would Conner suddenly care if a train made its origination time or not? Is Conners suddenly worried about keeping his job? I figured after he had half of Jacksonville's upper management (including Cindy Sanborn) fly in for his latest wedding, he was CSX's latest Golden Boy.   Name: ???? E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years Posted: 10 July 2016 ????? Anyone else had their post blocked when reporting something that should be whistleblowing????   Name: Legal E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years Posted: 10 July 2016 L&N That post was not from pines. Mr. "pines" has been out of circulation due to a depressive condition that limits his ability to think clearly and has been restricted with the use of social media sites. This information has been provided by a very trusted source There are some topics that are being addressed by the employees that are making the company very uncomfortable. It has been reported that several managers at the worksites have been discussing these issues. CSX has a watch dog group that views this site on a daily basis. They are looking for disclosure of internal insider information or subjects that may create a problem with competition. If they read a post that sends up a red flag it is immediately reported to their team of lawyers. The FRA monitors this site daily. Code of Federal Regulation violations must be addressed it viewed. Other class 1 railroads, customers and rail buffs visit regularly. There are many that address serious topics on this site and many who just visit to vent. The company has a group of 'MOLES" who are in place to distract those posters who are discussing issues that may be damaging to the company image or may be close to crossing the lines of corporate legal rights. DO NOT ALLOW these moles to distract you. They will do anything to create internal fighting and draw your attention away from the topic at hand. Post wisely. Do not be afraid of retaliation if you chose to post on this site. Do not be afraid to ask questions. If you have any workplace issue that you can not get resolved through the company or your unions this site is a good place to ask questions and to brainstorm ideas with other employees. T&E employees are required to do pod training every year. Some of these pods contain important information that is missed while being viewed because the employee becomes bored or just tired from having to sit for hours watching lengthy pod programs. One pod that many have failed to view thoroughly is the pod on social media. SOCIAL MEDIA NOTHING IN THE SOCIAL MEDIA GUIDELINES OR SOCIAL MEDIA POLICY IS INTENDED TO INTERFERE WITH YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE RAILWAY LABOR ACT OR THE NATIONAL LABOR RELATIONS ACT INCLUDING CRITICISM OF CSX'S LABOR POLICIES, TREATMENT OF EMPLOYEES AND TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT. This site can be very valuable to the workforce if used wisely. Post professionally and with taste. Remember that the tongue is mightier than the sword.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Car repair, for 10-20 years Posted: 10 July 2016 got laid off then got banned from property couse i was a steward and fought it.fifteen years not a single write up.cant wait till they go broke.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 20-30 years Posted: 09 July 2016 Name: Concerned E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years Posted: 08 July 2016 Avon: Can anyone please tell me who put the holes in the wall and why upstairs in Building 5? . Connor got pissed cause you couldn't get an orgination out on time.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years Posted: 09 July 2016 Furloughed out of manchester,ga again........for the 3rd fucking time. Piss on this shit. Im out.   Name: Concerned E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years Posted: 08 July 2016 Avon: Can anyone please tell me who put the holes in the wall and why upstairs in Building 5?   Name: Analyst E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 06 July 2016 Stock Price is Cheap for a Takeover: The stock price is so cheap and affordable for a merger or a Hedge Fund too be taken private. Rumors of Hunter Harrison and Hedge Funders privatizing CSX after Hunter's retirement from the Canadian Pacific.   Name: Laz E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years Posted: 05 July 2016 CMPB Thanks for going out on a limb and giving everyone a heads up on what's down the pipe line for us. I have no doubt that as weak as the unions have become, and with no one willing to step up and throw the bribe taking bastards out, Cindy, Mike, the Board and the stockholders will eventually get what they want. One man crews, and everyone running scared, trying to hide for fear of having a target on their backs. Upper management will do it like they always have. Throw a bit of money at the swing voters in the union they're trying to screw over, then watch as they scramble over each other to get that quick money, not thinking of the long term effects. It use to be I would tell the new hires not to make any major purchases until they had their engineers card in hand. Unfortunately that advice no longer holds true. Yesterday I heard that the guys in WV, with 25 years seniority are unable to hold a regular job. I'm hoping the trickle down effect doesn't affect my yard, as 15 years only gets you the engineer's extra board, but I have no doubt that eventually it will. CPBM, it sounds like you have your time in. I hope you can make it to 60 without CSX discovering who you are, then get the hell out of here to enjoy retirement, and the stress free life that is NOT CSX.   Name: Witness E-mail: Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 20-30 years Posted: 04 July 2016 Crews Has anyone heard anything from labor relations or the engineering department on how the trains got lost on the GPS? Heard there were several train crews denied claims because labor relations said the gps data said the trains were never taken to the locations where claims were filed. Why didn't anyone call the dispatcher on the territory to confirm the train was delivered as stated. We line all the switches. we order the deadhead wagons. We monitor all CP points. We didn't know that the gps tracking system was that bad. We dispatchers know where the crews outlaw and need recrews. We are the best witnesses. Some of us would love to know what the reasons are for not being able to keep a trains location accurate.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 03 July 2016 redeye51: Get crackin' on the tell all book. Some of the posts on this site are reference material.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years Posted: 03 July 2016 While at CSX in Toledo Ohio as manager I witnessed, Racial discrimination,harassment,and miss use of company pro cards. Like going out to eat on the company dime for breakfast everyday hiding it with milage. Management having affairs with employees. Taking moving packages and never moving to the city they are supposed to. I was told to fire people or I would be fired myself and that is just the beginning.   Name: CMPB E-mail: Up Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years Posted: 03 July 2016 Unfortunately I would love to share those documents I skimmed that wasn't for my eyes. You guys have to remember that I have a job as well at this company I must protect. I don't expect you guys to take my word for it. I'm basically just trying to warn you with what is coming. Working in JAX for 33 years has pros and cons. I will tell you that these people don't play games. The investo's and board members want this stuff. One way or the other they will get it. Won't be the first time I've ever saw a contract not honoring members. The company knows the union's are weak.   Name: LC E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 01 July 2016 ALL UNION MEMBERS CMPB may not have all the facts completley correct but his post is not far off from the truth. For those of you who did not read your past negotiated agreements, the health insurance premiums will increase to 230.00 as of today. Future cost are being negotiated.   Name: WTF E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 30 June 2016 Conductors Is anyone else having a problem with the IVR letting you check train line ups while your marked off. Everytime I try it tell me Im currently marked up and not eligible to mark back up. Im not selecting the status inquiry option(1). Im selecting no, 2. Whats up with that. If I select my status inquiry (1) it tells me Im marked off and when it says to return to the main menu by selecting no.9 it says it cant process my request and wait while it transfers me to a crew caller.. WHAT THE HELL IS WRONG WITH THIS IVR THING!   Name: legal E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years Posted: 30 June 2016 CMPB It has been our experience that when someone comes to this site and post information as detrimental as yours that there is usually some validity to what is being stated. Csx has been outsourcing their communications and computer programing for years. Nothing you have posted is surprising. However the comments you have made on the possible changes in medical insurance premiums leaves a lot of questions to be pondered. Those type of premiums would almost demand a substantial raise. No matter how much everyone hated the Obama care program, there are insurance programs much cheaper than that out there that the government is backing. I cant imagine for one minute that the Unions would allow something this drastic to happen. Don't forget that with wage increases comes dues increases. We are sure they would fight that type of premium tooth and nail without a negotiated wage increase which would benefit them as well. As for outsourcing we have an example for you. Around 13 years ago an employee had their personal employee history violated when the crew callers noted their home phone number in the comment sections as the number they used several times to contact them at home. This was at a time when other employees were able to view any fellow workers employee history. This employee filed a complaint because they were getting calls from other workers after having seen the personal home phone number. A company in New York was being used at the time to handle the computer programming. The information was deleted from the employees history in less than 24 hours. Yes, you can have information that is false and misleading to your character or employment removed from your employee history. This question has been asked several times. Many have been told once an entry is made by a crew caller it can not be removed. This is false. The company just views it as inconvenient to do so. It is not that hard to do. If you have any more concrete information on anything that you have posted it would be in the best interest of all the employees at csx that you share it immediately! Monetary changes of this magnitude without a raise to offset the cost can drastically change someone's financial situation unless they have invested wisely for the future. It may even be something that requires an employee to take a good look at their future employment options.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 30 June 2016 I like it when I'm on overtime waiting for the crew caller to answer, let it ring 175 times , laughing all the way to the bank .   Name: CMPB E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years Posted: 30 June 2016 Start paying your bills off and please stop financing new vehicle's, boats and other items you don't need. The corporate team and board members are looking very strongly at contractor type opportunities in every capacity including the men and woman who operate the trains. The first thing to go will be CMC. Starting somewhere around first quarter 2017 you may very well be routed to a contract call center in the Philippines for minor problems such as marking up and marking off. The new system will allow dispatching center chiefs and DTO to direct calls via IVR. Car repair contractors and Diesel repair contractor's have been spotted several times meeting in JAX. The plan seems to be to eliminate all CSX employment within these ccrafts within three years. CSX has hired outside firms in the hopes that more contract language coupled with Lobbying tactics will eliminate two person crews within five years. The one man left will not be a high paid employee. The company is looking very strongly to put a contractor employee in the seat with safety devices like PTC and pay less than a 15.00 HR wage. Yardmaster's are next. The future yardmasters will be like the division dispatchers. Also coupled with new technologies and advances will allow dispatchers to take on two to three times the amount of responsibilities as they have now. The plan states within five years. Say goodbye to the management. CSX board and investors have stated and made a timeline for a 60% reduction in management in all capacity within 2 years. No idea when this will begin. Assuming after PTC has been installed. Investors have came down hard on the board which in turn has rolled to the executive team. Insurance is a big priority in this round of negotiating. Expect a premium for yourself separate from family for around 375.00 to 575.00 per month. Possibly higher co-pays and deductibles. Rumor around JAX says no more Cadillac plans. Expect two more divisions to be absorbed by others starting late 2016 thru late 2017. Remember that at least 4 other terminals are being planned for reduced operations or total closure. Plan outlines also speak of killing extra boards and having everyone on a non G pool. The plan states huge savings, safety improvements and less FRA HOS violations by going about this. The G department will be eliminated fully and payroll will be contracted to outside firm in Miami FL. I have posted this to give warning on what's coming. The future CSX for those that get to remain company employees will be old with probably 25+ if that. So be prepared! You have been warned!!!!!!!   Name: PISSED ON BY CSX E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 29 June 2016 CREW MANAGER!!! YES! YOU! CREW MANAGER! What the hell have you been doing since 1830 pm tonight???? I just called your crew callers for over 2 stinking hours trying to get through. I drove 18 miles in my car home and let the phone ring. I tried to recall several times hoping it might go to a different desk and it never did. I let the phone ring 175 times on the last call. I have proof of all of this. It is real easy to time how many seconds it is between rings. Im going to have my phone records printed out to show how many hours I tried to get through and how long I was on the phone each time I called. I can prove how many rings were on my phone with each call. What the hell is wrong with you that you cant see whats going on!!! I heard a rumor yesterday that one of your crew callers told a guy that it they don't want to answer the phone they transfer the call to another desk where no one is sitting at the time. You better pray to god that we cant prove this because not only is that crew caller going to be walked out the front door but you can just take your butt with them. 175 rings.....175 rings...... 18 miles of driving in a car and listening to the phone ring and no one answer. Whats wrong with your people down there. If their medication off? Are you giving them tainted water to drink? YOU HAVE NO EXCUSES FOR NOT PAYING MORE ATTENTION TO YOUR CREWCALLERS. IT DOESNT TAKE 2 HOURS TO PICK UP A PHONE. OH, I FORGOT, YOUR PEOPLE NEVER PICKED IT UP! I don't believe for one minute that Michael Ward knows what the hell is going on down there but he is going too! GET YOUR SHIT TOGETHER! You should be ashamed of yourself!   Name: consult E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years Posted: 27 June 2016 ALL ENGINEERS The Blet is very well aware of what the carrier is doing in reference to abusing the SSA agreement and not honoring the proper pay for working Relief/recrew service for outlawed road/pool trains. The agreement was written in very understandable English and the Letters of interpretation are clear cut. We will make this short and to the point without a lot of extra language added. If you are called to relieve an hours of service pool crew off the engineers extra board that IS NOT a yard board you are entitled to 130 miles pay. End of discussion. Printed very clearly. If you work over 8 hours you are entitled to another ticket and a ticket for every train after that. If you are called to relieve local/switcher jobs then can issue a J-JOB ticket. This should be kind of service 4 with 100 miles. Anything over 8 hours should be paid as overtime. YOU ARE NOT TO BE CALLED OFF THE EXTRA BOARD AS AN EXTRA ROAD SWITCHER (J-JOB) IF THERE ARE NO SWITCHER JOBS ASSIGNED TO WORK ON THE ADVERTISED TERRITORY THAT YOU ARE DEADHEADING ON TO GO RELIEVE ROAD/POOL CREWS AND DRAG TRIANS IN. YOU ARE TO BE ISSUED A Q-K-L ETC.. TICKET FOR THAT TRAIN AND IT SHOULD REFLECT THAT IT IS A RECREW. EXAMPLE WOULD BE RELIEVING A POOL CREW WORKING A Q123. THE TICKET SHOULD BE ISSUED AS A Q123R WITH A KIND OF SERVICE 2 AND 130 MILES MINIMUM. It has been brought to the unions attention that Labor relations has come up with a new tactic to block proper payment of these tickets and create more claims that will eventually flood the general chairman's office to the roof. These tactics create stress and are usually done to force the unions into negotiating anything they can with the carrier to create some kind of relief from the overwhelming overload of paperwork. Several people have filed complaints that they have been calling the chief on duty after they have worked 8 hours improperly on a J ticket and demanding they be given their second ticket that is rightfully due them by the SSA Agreement(ARTICLE 68)before they go back out and drag in a line of road pool crew. The chief has been telling them they cant issue a proper ticket(ex.Q123R) but they will give them another J ticket. Labor relations is denying the second ticket with the explanation that is combined service and you are only entitled to one ticket. Now, here comes the kicker. When they take the second ticket back LOOK VERY CLOSELY AT THE MILES THEY ARE PAYING YOU! They have been paying the 130 miles that you rightfully have coming to you. They are admitting that you should be getting a minimum of 130 miles per the SSA. However you are still not getting your second ticket. Now, this is just part of the scheme. Several crews worked 12 hours and of course outlawed dragging trains in. These crews were NOT PAID the 4 hours of overtime either even though they were on the wrongfully issued J-ticket. So what did they do you ask??? They paid the proper miles to fool the crews when they looked at their earning statement. Most pointed it out later that they did get the right miles but got cheated out of the second ticket. Second unethical action that was taken was the fact that they knew they put the crew on a J (local switcher ticket) in order to pay less miles and a lower kind of service. They have been arguing that they have the right to do so. Well, if they knew they had them on a switcher ticket why did they not pay the 4 hours of overtime that was due the crew. They are splitting the tickets down the middle. Paying the proper miles, denying the second ticket and not paying the overtime over 8 hours. OUTRIGHT NASTY UNDERHANDED TACTICS. DO NOT...WE REPEAT...DO NOT LET THIS GO. NOTIFY YOUR LC IMMEDIATELY AND IF UNABLE TO REACH HIM CALL THE GENERAL CHAIRMANS OFFICE. THIS IS A SERIOUS ISSUE. GET THE PAPERWORK TURNED IN SO IT CAN BE FILED WITH YOUR UNIONS LAW GROUP. TIME IS OF THE MOST IMPORTANCE!!!   Name: redeye51 E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years Posted: 26 June 2016 Hello my true Americans. Been working for CSX for +10yrs and soon I will be slapping down my resignation on the table. I am a veteran who came to CSX with the promise of a better future. Well, those corporate greedy bastards are just sending true America down the drain. I am looking to write a tell all book about personal experience here at CSX. Get your stories together cause I will be back and share the wealth. Let us together get the story out about this place. Those investors got money and TMZ would love a good story. FTW...let the chit roll. And stay tuned...   Name: AGAIN!!!! E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 25 June 2016 INDY CHIEF DOES IT AGAIN!!!!! Once again another chief has threatened to pull a crew out of service if they didn't drag in another train that they made it very clear they were not qualified in the area that the train was outlawed. Train should not be moved by engineer if he isn't qualified on the characteristic nor should the conductor run on the engineers qualifications as management claims they can FRA 240.231 Requirement for locomotive engineers unfamiliar with physical characteristics......READ READ READ!!!!!!! NOTE* Pilots are not required if the movement is on a section of track with an average grade of less than 1% over 3 continuous miles AND the track is other than a main track or the maximum distance the locomotive or train will travel does not exceed one mile or The maximum authorized speed for ANY OPERATION on the track does not exceed 20 mph or Operations are conducted under operating rules that require every locomotive and train to proceed at a speed that permits stopping within one half the range of vision of the locomotive engineer The new so called TERMINAL LIMITS stretch way beyond one mile and are also on the main line as well. Signals are not given to operate the trains at restricted speed and authorized speed is above 20. If you are threatened by the chief and DTO to drag in a train that you have informed them that you are not familiar with the characteristics or your qualification time has expired the first thing you need to do is put them on notice that they need to throw up restricting signals. If they wont then you move at restricted speed the entire distance. Immediately report the incident to the FRA operating officer and make a report to the ethics committee for threats made towards your employment and being forced to work under intimidating circumstances made by upper management! Get it together crews. Your union isn't going to do anything to protect you. Its obvious isn't it when a chief pulls this stunt again. You have to take their balls in your court and squeeze the life out of them. If you cant grow a pair then you better go buy some!   Name: Former LC E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years Posted: 24 June 2016 Well legal, Exactly WHO will hire older RR workers that may wish to leave the RR industry & can provide an income that will not break their RR Retirement connection. YOU? Just how many US Gov. jobs are out there for decrepit ol' RRers, many who do not have formal educations? How many would be successful at running their own business in this day & age? Not many would be interested in going to Canada or Alaska. Life is expensive. Things happen. For various reasons, not everyone is always able to invest wisely & Save! Save! Save!   Name: legal E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years Posted: 24 June 2016 Retired Your post is misleading. There are several jobs a person can work after leaving the railroad and not have their connection severed. Self employment in an unincorporated business, some US government agencies and the railroad in Alaska and Canada(under certain conditions)are just a few. It is amazing how many railroaders have been out on the rails their entire lives and still are struggling to make ends meet. You would think they would have learned how to budget and invest wisely so they could retire and live comfortably. Hopefully this will be a lesson to the younger group that is coming in. Save! Save! Save!.   Name: Retired Now E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 23 June 2016 To all of you who think older employees need to/should retire from railroading: Sometimes it's just not affordable \ feasible. 1st: Have to maintain a current connection, ie: cannot quit with 30 yrs. service time & go to work for a non RR employer, contribute to FICA & expect to draw RR retirement upon reaching retirement age. Connection broken & railroad retirement would be lost. Check\read up on how it works. 30 YRS. service means 360 MONTHS. Lots of RRers lost credit months for a number of reasons over the course of their career - may not be eligible (yet), even if old enough. Big drop in monthly income. If married, spouse may not yet be old enough. Insurance is costly. Retiree Health Insurance: even if opting for the RR retiree plans, the monthly premiums are over double what active RR workers contribute - that's with no dental or vision help AND a much lower lifetime$$ max. Is just supposed to carry you (& spouse) over until eligible for medicare & then there are costs for that & any chosen supplemental ins. which is a must have. Consider everything before being too hard on older co-workers.   Name: Soccer E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 23 June 2016 I'm just ranting here because there isn't anywhere else to rant. Everyday I've been spending 20+ in the motel with nothing but nights. I come into work and can't even get a fucking work order. I'm told to take cars that are a hazard to public safety because they haven't seen a Carmen or shop in so long the thing is barely on the rail. Here's some interesting notes I've been keeping as I'm bored. - Management is always putting the crew in the middle of managerial scuffs. - Certain employees actually have the belief that the company is working for them to help them grow! Go you! future dumb ass! - equipment is at an all time record low on safety standards. Where are you FRA? - Yard crews not wanting to take over road trains when they have YARD WORK to do. Hiding out in the shack. You are killing your own job. Don't blame anyone but yourself. - Yardmasters are the holy spirit of railroading. - Management are not managers by definition. I'd have to say through personal observation that they are for the most part incompetent, wife beaters, sociopaths and somr remind me of Biff on back to the future. - Yes to who ever posted earlier on this page. You are very correct about people who can retire need to retire. Go the fuck on! Are you waiting for some special recognition? - No one transfers just because they want to. Even though it seems this way to some. Those who transfer around the system are trying not to be homeless as well. Don't blame them! - I hate everything you stand for CSX including your executive team. You guys couldn't run a McDonaLds   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 22 June 2016 Is there any L&N western lines engineers on here trying to go to SCL eastern lines? What have you been told by Gary Best or Matt Thornton about this?? How does all these zones they talkin about work. Thought we had a Single System Agreement.   Name: indimidated E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years Posted: 22 June 2016 FRA You better start hitting these yards a little harder. There's a lot going on behind your back you are missing!!!!!! You better start taping the phones of the chiefs too! They will do anything to get a train across the road on time, including bending all the operating rules to their needs and violating fra regulations as well as US DOT laws. You have no idea how big a fools they are making of you. Their "because Im the chief and I said its ok" attitude is beyond outrageous. When are you going take control of this situation?   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 21 June 2016 As someone who has 21 years with another Class I here in the upper Midwest, I really feel for you guys at CSXT. My own job was abolished not that long ago and am currently in limbo. I'm incredibly frustrated as I have a degree from a B1G university and a life-long interest in the RR industry not to mention the years of practical experience that I have. Of course, the douchebags that run our RR are some of the lowest scum that ever graced God's green earth so you're not alone in having to deal with the greedy management that is ruining the RR industry.   Name: sick of it E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 20 June 2016 Upper Management We are still waiting for that answer from you. Remember the complaints that were filed when Labor relations denied our out of route claims. Remember??? They said the company GPS visual date showed be didn't deliver our trains where we claimed. Come on and just admit it. They don't have a clue how to obtain info from it or they are just lying which is unethical as HELL! Surely to god you have a GPS program that is accurate and does actually keep tract of where the trains are at all times. Be professional and answer the dirty blue collar works. That's the least you can do. Show some respect. Quit dodging us. We challenge you to respond with a reasonable explanation.   Name: Tweeter Feed E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for N/A Posted: 20 June 2016 Tweet Tweet CSX: #CSX #MichaelWard & #CSXCrooks Our claims are minuscule to the ill gotten$millions you all rake in annually!#WashingtonPost 

 Name: Advocate E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 18 June 2016 GPS and Denied Claims: It sounds like a federal complaint issue if in fact, claims are denied based on the carrier's deliberate denial of claims, while relying on GPS as the reason for denial. Rail carriers do not like anonymous complaints to the, FEDS, MEDIA and SOCIAL MEDIA (twitter, facebook and blogs). Always expose the name of person who's denying the claims with email addresses and cell numbers...so that all can call them anytime! 

 Name: frustrated E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 18 June 2016 cond/eng Anyone else having a problem with the IVR???? Every time I try to select the option "9" to return to the main menu it says sorry I cant process your request, let me transfer you to a crew caller. Been happening for a week now. Crew life wont let you mark off if your first out either. Other people have said it has happened to them too. How about this GPS thing with out of route claims being denied because they say visual data says you didn't arrive your train where you said you did. Man, what the hell is wrong with this company. They should be up to date on technology by now. Its like they don't want you being able to do anything without having to fight for answers or talk to a crew caller. who has time to sit on the phone for 30 minutes on hold until a crew caller decides to talk to you. They need to get their shitz together. This is getting old! 

 Name: Former LC E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years Posted: 15 June 2016 Well old union, Unions now days do not have the political or public support they had (yeah that matters - a great deal). And, just how many workers would honor picket lines & not act cut-throat in this day & age? 

 Name: old union E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years Posted: 15 June 2016 Management If you haven't noticed by now no one is responding to your post. No one knows if you are just trying to be cute or your a mole for csx and trying to draw attention away from the real important issues. If you must continue try posting some "cute' facts. Of course nothing is cute about Labor relations and the unions raking the members over the coals. Unions are weak. They are no longer the unions we had 50 years ago that stood at the front gates with picket signs and big sticks and got their business done. They pad their pockets, horse trade claims and live by the politically correct bull. That being said, this website is the perfect place to voice the facts that are happening in the workplace. This site is viewed everyday by hundred of people. Lawyers, customers, federal agencies, railroads and rail buffs. Don't think for one minute it will not impact what happens with the issues as hand, IT WILL! Use it wisely. The old saying the tongue is mightier than the sword hold true. In a politically correct world it has more power than ever before. You are paying for a union that will horse trade claims, create side letters to accommodate management and line their pockets with kickback. Sorry, but that's what you are paying for. If you want to create change you have to take the horse by the reins and do it yourself. Once you have created a stink and the media gets interested in your issue your union will jump on the bandwagon They will do anything to take credit for solving your problems. They will claim they initiated the entire event and stood up for their members to create change. You have to learn how to manipulate your union. Yes, it sucks that it has come to this but this is the new age of unions. 

 Name: teacher E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years Posted: 14 June 2016 CREW CALLERS Everyone knows this site is read by all the railroads, the fra, customers and anyone else who is a railroad foamer. Do you really want someone to come on here and expose some of the things that are going on behind the scene. If you don't want your butts compromised then you better start using your heads. Quit sucking the company..... and start doing what is right! Now, for the crew caller that refused to change the kind of service on a road relief ticket to the proper code and insisted on keeping it on local j service because the crew was working what you said was "through freight" let me enlighten you. A local is called a local because it leaves the yard and works local industries and delivers and picks up cars as a switching crew and brings cars back to the yard. These job are 8 hours jobs with overtime after 8. They do not stay at hotels. They are very rarely assigned to stay out of town over night. They normally work five days a week with a relief crew working for them if need be. The pool jobs are through freight. They are road jobs. They travel long distances and crews stay at hotels or away from home terminals as we call it. Locals are kind of service 4. Pool/road jobs are kind of service 2. so the next time a J job that is being wrongfully used to relieve a pool/road service train and NOT A LOCAL ask that their ticket be corrected to show a kind of service 2 JUST DO IT! Quit making stupid comments and trying to tell the crew what they obviously know about their work and you don't! If you don't understand how our business works get out in the field. Spend some time with the crews. Ride a few trains. Get your feet dirty. God for bid, just put down the Kool-Aid for one minute and get your own mind back! Forget labor relations and their stupid unethical orders. Use your own head. 

 Name: to LC E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 13 June 2016 The crew that was threatened said the DTO's name was Steve. The chief, who also ordered them or threatened out of service for not following a direct order, was named Dustin. Of course they were too chickenshit to give them last names. Also, these are the guys who claim that no J-job will be getting more than one ticket. They claim that when called for a J-job you will work 12 hours and get as many trains, travel as many miles as needed, and go either direction for one ticket. You will only get overtime after 8 hours. This is a complete violation of the B@O agreement.Unfortunately, the unions have yet to stop this and haven't gotten any claims paid to date. Hopefully, Steve (DTO) and Dustin (Chief) get reprimanded for their bullying and unethical behavior, according to CSX's strict ethics policy. We all know how hard CSX would come down on a T&E employee for an ethics violation. 

 Name: LC E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years Posted: 13 June 2016 ALL CREWS It has been brought to the attention of the unions that the DTO's are seriously crossing the lines on their authority over the rules and regulations of the company as well as the FRA. A crew was ordered to recrew a train in an area they were never qualified and had absolutely no clue about the territory. The crew clearly stated that they were not qualified. Since the train was in the newly extended terminal limits the DTO decided they should be able to recrew this train and if they chose not too they would be pulled out of service and placed in qualifying status. This was nothing more than intimidation and harassment of the crew. It also shows that this DTO does not care about safely moving trains or the safety of the crew. The crew should have stood their ground and let the DTO pull them out of service for training. The DTO and dispatchers are not ignorant on how the railroad works. Many have been on the ground and in the craft for years before moving up to the dispatch center. We all know that standing up to management when they are intimidating and threatening is a hard thing to do. Being afraid of becoming a target is usually the reason crews back down and don't stand up for what is right. This kind of intimidation from the DTO or the dispatcher IS NOT ACCEPTABLE EVER! These kind of actions need to be reported immediately to your LC and if you cant reach them then call your general chairman. Then notify the FRA director of operating rules. If the company wants to make everyone qualified to protect terminal limits then a training program needs to be put in place and all employees starting from the most junior to senior need to be qualified. There are senior employees who have been out in the field for over 20 years who never travel in both directions and never will due to their ability to hold the positions they desire the most. The company CAN NOT pick and choose who thee feel needs to be qualified in the terminal nor can they force a crew to run a train without a pilot trip first. This is exactly what happened in the AVON terminal. DO NOT BUCKLE UNDER. You must stand your ground on this issue. If you encounter this situation you need to notify the FRA immediately. You can call Robert Crawford at 817-235-5397. If you are unable to reach him then can call the FRA Indianapolis office at 317-226-0390 and they will page him or take a message for him. This is serious business and should not be taken lightly. The safe movement of trains as well as the safety of the crews is the most important issue on the railroad. Intimidation of any crew is unacceptable behavior and an ethic's violation. 

 Name: Management E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for 1-10 years Posted: 12 June 2016 To get the stock price back in the 30 dollar range we all have decided to suck off all investors who buy stock in our shity rundown company. As soon as you have secured a position in the company come by our Jacksonville office for your prize. We even swallow. Thanks, Yesterday's meal is tomorrow's cum dumpster 

 Name: UP Corporate Firing E-mail: Employed as: APE, for N/A Posted: 12 June 2016 For the UP Conductor: Rumors swirling about the UP firing it's top corporate executive lawyer (Gayle Thal) and named her replacement last week. No mentioned of required disclosure for removing a corporate officer. This could possibly have SEC violations for not reporting. 

 Name: Broke E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 10 June 2016 Labor relations There is no one else to blame but u for the bad moral and who gives a shitz attitude anymore. Who wants to work for 12 hrs on the job just to get half of what your due in pay because you back the stealing of what's rightfully ours under our agreement. U stooped to an all time low when u started denying claims based on the so called GPS data saying we aren't taking our trains to our "claimed" final destinations. U think we are retarded idiots who can't figure out u r just playing unethical games to deny claims. U think we can't prove we took our trains to our final destinations ? U say visual GPS data shows we didn't go there because your either a liar of your too stupid to retrieve the data properly . If u can't figure it out instead of just looking stupid call one of the crew members. We will be more than happy to fax u the proof where the train was delivered! Aren't u requred to take some training on the system? If not, do us all a favor and go sign up for one! 

 Name: Curious E-mail: Employed as: Car repair, for 1-10 years Posted: 10 June 2016 Fra Just wondering how come u are hammering car inspectors but you turn your heads on train crews? Supposed to inspect cars for defects when doing class 1 sir test which requires at least 1 minute per car. Watched crew pick up 89 cars in 20 minutes. Had tm watching them. Rushing them out. That's bullshit!!!! how come card are rolling in with stuck brakes and handbrakes on and never hit a detector. Someone pointed out they noticed after they doubled train lenghts that no one is hitting any detectors. We know they should be with the crap that's rolling in. What's going on with that! 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 09 June 2016 Hey: maybe this is the time to AGAIN remind people that CSX has a tuition reimbursement program. It has a few restrictions (no nursing, music, etc.)but way fewer than most people imagine (or local supervisors like to think). So many courses are completely on line, and can continue even if you move. Your wife or S.O. can help be your secretary. If you quit after degree you supposedly pay back, but furloughed isn't quitting. Even if you don't want a college degree, many employers require one for no good reason, and it's their game! Suppose you want to run a machine, welding, computer, construction, plumbing, painting,gun shop or auto business, you still may need a bank loan. A business degree helps getting the loan. Lots of legit schools out there, WGU Indiana is one of the best, show an Indiana RR address is best, great computer program with certification tests included for free. Don't just blame the guy that is forced to transfer and bump you, you may have to kick someone else out someday. NOT everything is the RR's fault, take some responsibility yourself, or blame it on your wife. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 08 June 2016 Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 08 June 2016 HEY ASSHOLES!!!! If you got a job where you're at then fkn stay there and quit transferring to places where we already have like 80 fkn people furloughed u greedy fks. I got a wife and 3 kids. Is getting u a new 75,000 dollar truck more important than them having a home? Cause we're homeless and furloughed you greedy bastards!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! _______________________________________________________________________ HA HA' Be real quiet and do not tell this Dim Wit, that no one wants his job. Transferring is not a real nice thing to Have to do. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 08 June 2016 HEY ASSHOLES!!!! If you got a job where you're at then fkn stay there and quit transferring to places where we already have like 80 fkn people furloughed u greedy fks. I got a wife and 3 kids. Is getting u a new 75,000 dollar truck more important than them having a home? Cause we're homeless and furloughed you greedy bastards!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 08 June 2016 I just wish you old assholes with 30 plus years and past retirement eligibility would hang it up for fk sake lol. Make room for the young guys with kids and shit!!! Lol 

 Name: Law E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 1-10 years Posted: 06 June 2016 Crews Unfortunately the failures are a must and will never end. The documented failures are used as a safety net for the companies protection when faced with an injury lawsuit. The company uses these failures in court to show they are enforcing safety and won't hesitate to discipline or fire an employee if they break the rules. If an employee has a failure on their record and gets seriously injured it never looks good to any judge. You can be seen as a problem employee. The more employees with failures the better for the company. It shows the company is taking action. No matter how small or petty the charge is it still shows some kind of action. A new supervisor or one who has fallen from grace with the company will be highly rewarded if he hands over a plate full of failures. So expect the headhunting as you call it to continue. 

 Name: radio tech E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years Posted: 03 June 2016 Reality FIX That conductor is right. The Chicago division does not record all its yard and some local traffic channels. Most just record conversations that go over the dispatchers channels. Therefore if they accuse you of not saying something on the radio that you know you did then you are just out of luck. It has happened in Chicago several times as well as in Lafayette yard and to some local crews. This to me is just plain bull and the radio department employees know that it goes on. This is something that needs to be taken to a federal level because not only does it protect the employee from being wrongfully charged but it is also a safety issue. Every single employees conversation no matter what his job or where he is working should be recorded and protected. It's going to take a serious lawsuit with a hard as balls lawyer to get something done about it. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 02 June 2016 No doubt -- CSX is NOT an employee friendly company. [Is any big company anymore?] Constantly have to battle them. Even for what you are entitled to via agreement/contract. This is the 21st century. Of course, they want to reduce labor costs. More employees mean more wages, more health insurance costs, more RR Retirement taxes they have to contribute, etc., etc., & that equates to less bonus\profits for all the big-shots. Things have been tough many times in the past. RRs slashed/trimmed before only to wish they hadn't account the business\work came back. Time will tell so we'll see. The posted comment in the other section is true: No one was forced to hire on & no one is forced to stay. Hang in there everyone or luck out & find a much better way to earn a living. 

 Name: Feel the Bern E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 01 June 2016 A few years back, didn't PTI Drivers band together and file, then win TWO different lawsuits against PTI for theft of wages and denied overtime pay? 

 Name: Blows My Mind E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years Posted: 01 June 2016 Raped Again When you get a chance, please look at this website. http://www.workplacefairness.org/news I've pasted below one of the articles from their website. Maybe there is something that can be done about Cindy and Labor Relations stealing money from us and our children. May 25, 2016 New York Attorney General Accuses Domino’s of Wage Theft in Lawsuit Source: Marc Santora, New York Times The system, as outlined in a lawsuit filed by the New York State attorney general, was as simple as it was flawed. A pizza is ordered from Domino’s. A pizza is made. A pizza is delivered. The workers who assembled and delivered the pie clock their hours on a computer system, and those workers are then paid. But for years, according to the lawsuit against the corporate franchiser that owns Domino’s Pizza, the computer system used by franchises across the state systematically undercounted hours worked by employees, shortchanging them hundreds of thousands of dollars. The lawsuit, announced on Tuesday, was the latest salvo in a campaign by the attorney general, Eric T. Schneiderman, against what he says is a pattern of corporations shortchanging low-wage workers. Since 2011, Mr. Schneiderman has secured more than $26 million for almost 20,000 workers who were bilked of wages. But unlike past cases, this one directly targets the corporate franchiser. If the state wins, Mr. Schneiderman hopes the case sets a precedent that makes it harder for corporations that run franchise businesses to avoid responsibility for the actions taken by the stores under their corporate umbrella. “Wage theft is an epidemic causing harm to low-wage workers struggling to support their families every single day,” Mr. Schneiderman said in a statement.   Name: raped again E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 31 May 2016 PUKE PUKE PUKE Another wonderful day working for csx. Once again Labor relations and payroll combine two J job tickets into one after the Chief oks it and gives you two for working to different kinds of service and reduces the one left to 100 miles. Worked 13 stinking hours and the SOB'S didn't pay the 5 hours of overtime we were due for the so called "you only get 100 miles on j job tickets and overtime pay on anything over 8"! IM SO FRICKIN SICK OF GETTING RIPPED OFF BY THE STINKING LABOR RELATIONS DEPARTMENT AND PAYROLL. WHY DO I GOT TO GO FIGHT FOR MY PAY WITH MY UNION REP BECAUSE THESE RETARDED IDIOTS ARE NOTHING BUT A BUNCH OF RIP OFF CON ARTIST! IT WILL TAKE MONTHS TO GET MY DAM PAY! What the hell is wrong with the company. Man, there has got to be some kind of federal laws out there to protect American workers and hard working tax payers against employers abusing their workers by withholding their pay. I got to go see a lawyer!!!!   Name: RE; UP EEOC OFFICER E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 30 May 2016 RE; UP EEOC OFFICE: What about one of your Directors whose [law] firm oversees cases handled by the Department of Labor [EEOC Office]? The firm reviews all cases that is filed against the UP and the office "tips" off the director of such cases. Doesn't this have criminal implications?   Name: VL E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year Posted: 28 May 2016 BAD NEWS!! UTU lost its battle over the 48 hour rule for conductors to make a move when displaced. No one knows for sure how long it will be before mass mailing and emails are going to take place to notify the members that there was an agreement that members will only be allowed a 12 hour window to place themselves. If you are a newer employee and are unable to find a position to place yourself in the 12 hour period( 48 as of now) then you have the right to call the Manager of crew operations and demand a place be created for you or they need to put you on furlough. You have a right to file for railroad unemployment if you are not holding a job position with the company. The railroad unemployment office will want to see a note put into your employee history that you have been furloughed. DO NOT SIT AT HOME FOR WEEKS AT A TIME trying to find a place to go. The company has left employees hanging in the wind with no place to go for weeks at a time. If you are not working and can not hold a job position then you are not an actively working employee with the company.   Name: Mediator E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years Posted: 25 May 2016 Monica Oh my gosh! You are so bad at this. If you want to be a mole for the company you have to come up with something better than that. Did you actually think a topic like that would draw attention away from the previous post. Did they give you your own rock to crawl back under? Im guessing not. You don't get that until you are good enough to keep around. If this is a test trial you just failed miserably! OK posters.... you got them itching in the seats again.   Name: Sad clown E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 25 May 2016 if you want to see a out of control circus, then pull up a chair and watch what CSX will be doing in the next few months. Lots more cuts, T & E and Managers. Cuts and havoc will continue until Dec of this year.   Name: LC E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 24 May 2016 MEMBERS Lets this serve as a warning. There is already talk around the water cooler that company officials are making statements that anyone who complains about the companies faulty GPS will most likely be asking to have a target placed on their backs. Make sure that you have proof of your charges and several witnesses to back up your findings. The system is flawed and labor relations has opened a can of worms by using it to deny legitimate claims. They are not going to take your emails and complaints about it lightly. If you hear of see anyone in management doing or saying anything that could be construed as retaliation for reporting the problem, let your local chairman know immediately so it can be forwarded to the general chairman. Names, dates and location are a must. Be specific. This isn't a joke. It is your right to work in a safe environment. This includes having your trains location monitored accurately at all times. It doesn't matter if you are running an empty grain train or a train with military equipment or hazardous high alert cars. All trains are to be protected equally and their locations should be accurate. If you are uncomfortable about coming forward then we suggest you review your company code of ethics handbook signed and sealed by Michael Ward. Review your rights under NO RETALIATION and SPEAKING UP. If you suspect violations of the codes of ethics OR other company policies you can start by speaking with a supervisor.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years Posted: 21 May 2016 I wish investors really knew what was going on out here. If they knew Sanborn would be out of here. She has ruined this company. It will take years to undo the damage she has done, if it can even be fixed at this point. Sad thing Sanborn is only concerned about her own pockets. Aso long as she is getting richer that's all that matters to her. Why investors keep her in her position I will never understand   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Car repair, for 1-10 years Posted: 21 May 2016 If you do your job correctly and shop damaged and unsafe cars to keep the public safe and make sure the freight arrives to the customer in good shape, you are definately going to be targeted for termination. Seen many Carmen called into supervisors office or even while working and told to stop shopping cars. On the flip side, if you do not shop and the car derails, your terminated. Terminated if you do. Terminated if you don't. No future at CSX. Better not get injured. TERMINATED if you do. Even if they can't get you because you did anything wrong, you will have their sights on you in the future. I watch guys go to work everyday so nervous they can't concentrate on their jobs. BUT REMEMBER.SAFETY FIRST!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 20-30 years Posted: 20 May 2016 It's no rumor. Hell, it was posted on the front page of the CSX website/gateway.   Name: Water Boy E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 18 May 2016 Why am I not surprised to read the article below? We all know that once CSX management can collect their retirement pay, they race over to the FRA to screw us over one more time.   Name: UP EEOC REPS E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 18 May 2016 The System is Rigged and The Fox is Guarding The Hen House: Union Pacific's HR Department in Omaha, nearly every senior company representative has had prior employment with the state and federal government's EEOC office. The EEOC offices are revolving doors for all future employees. And also, the UP will encourage current employees to seek employment opportunities at the EEOC offices, as a means for gaining access to cases that may be detrimental to the company. This influence is similar to current employees who are on extended leaves of absence...while employed as FRA representatives for the federal government.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 12 May 2016 Would like to attend a redi center course & see just what all goes on. Hell, the instructors must be FNGs. There is no substitute for experience. Too many yayhoo new guys have come out of there with a cocky type attitude & then, out in the real world/field = = can't believe what all they do not know, & most don't listen worth a darn. The smarter ones, those that have the ability to listen & learn - out in the field, will do OK.   Name: Sponsor E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 12 May 2016 Did the BLET AND UTU sponsor the Csx race car? Is that their logo stickers on the sides of that beast?   Name: Sponsors needed E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years Posted: 12 May 2016 Would any employee like to donate or sponsor our race car? You could consider donating your bonuses for the next few years. Wait, you probably aren't going to get one. Well, anyway just consider it. Please pass the word to the furloughed employees to.   Name: Tampatrainee E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year Posted: 09 May 2016 Got hired out of Tampa. Heard about guys being furloughed for 2 years in 2008. Guess that's what ive gotta look forward too... If not worse. Being terminated after 365 days with less than 3 years experience must have been changed because they went back.. Hopefully it's the same for me.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 07 May 2016 train dreamer: For help, call 1-800-brain dead idiot anonymous.   Name: train dreamer E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 07 May 2016 Can somebody help me get on with the railroad this has always been my dream.Oh what a life it must be waving at the pretty girls hearing the horn blow or working on the track and watching the trains go by.Oh what a life getting the big check and getting treated with dignity and respect by management.Please help my dream come true by helping me get hired by csx.Any advice would be appreciated.here here here it comes here comes that big bad csx machine woooo wooooo hell yeah   Name: Former LC E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years Posted: 07 May 2016 birdie's post -- The last paragraph is pretty much the way it is. Except: - "can be" should be: "is". Why do people choose this kind/type of career\job when it is available and then, once at it, think things revolve around them? F---ING New Guys are the worst.   Name: birdie E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 07 May 2016 Sad Times You're right about some of the union local chairmen out there. Some of them would sell your soul in a heart beat if they thought it would benefit them. Luckily not local chairman are like this. When you find a worthless local chairman, don't hesitate to out them and their actions not only with your fellow members, but on this site. I remember reading several years ago when Avon had a problem with its UTU local chairman. The LC applied for a train master's position. When he got it, didn't go over well with the members. When the guy that replaced him started applying for company positions, not only did one of his fellow local chairmen give all of this guy's members a heads up, they turned around and let everyone on this site know what a piece of crap their local chairman was. Needless to say, when CSX management found out that everyone knew what was up, and what a piece of crap this local chairman was, he not only lost his local chairman's job, he never became a train master. With everything said. You can bitch about your local chairman all day long, but unless you're willing to step up and take his job, or support someone who is......suck it up buttercup. Being a local chairman, if done right can be a thankless job. One not everyone wants, or is cut out to do.   Name: Sad Times E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 06 May 2016 RE; Local Chairman // Vest Pocket Agreements. The BLET (Bible) Bylaws allows for the General [Chairman] Committee (GC) to make their owned rules. And those rules can be to the detriment of your agreed upon Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA)...especially if your GC and Local Chairmen (LC) are in a personal agreement with the carrier to sell you out. Railroads have numerous ways to funnel kickbacks to corrupt union officers to save cost. If one hundred engineers are due a thousand dollars in claims, it only takes one corrupt union officer to throw those claims away, and the union officer will be awarded a weekend-off with pay for attending a bogus safety meeting. Follow the money...ask and demand for disclosures from your union officers because they will sell you out for a weekend-off with pay!   Name: raped again E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 05 May 2016 Local chairman JESUS CHRIST! When in the @#*^&%$# is the BLET going to put a stop to this our right violation of our short turn around agreement for recrewing road pool turns. They have been stealing agreed pay from us for months now. The agreement is written in black and white. There is no gray area! We had to drag in 5 dead road trains on one stinking dog catch ticket. You know, the one they call a J JOB all the time. The one that is supposed to be used for recrewing local switcher jobs. Work 12 hours in a taxi running back and forth all night long for just a stinking 100 mile ticket. Screw the overtime. We all know they just are trying to hide these recrews by not issuing a ticket as proof they cant get their trains in. This is total bullshit and someone better get off their arsess and get something done about it! 

 Name: Yard Rat E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 04 May 2016 "Unless there has been a change -- If you have less than three (3) yrs. seniority & are furloughed for 365 consecutive days, you may be terminated." How the unions agreed to this ill never know. 

 Name: All Terrain E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 03 May 2016 OFFICIALly Lost. Thanks for the great article. Yes you should write a book. I know a few LC's that need to read it. I'm not sure where you're located, but if you ever get bored, Andrea Dayheart works for the EEOC out of Indianapolis. She would love to hear what you have to say. She's actively going after CSX now, and could definitely use your insight on how the railroad works, how they operate, and how they actively target their employees. Andrea Dayheart 317 226 5490 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 03 May 2016 Sad but so true. There must be a better way! Name: Nicole E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year Posted: 02 May 2016 I am the wife of a hard working employee. We have spent all this money over a short period of time for him to make his dream job come true. Going to New York for a job interview required hotel, unpaid work day, gas etc...we felt it was the right disicsion for our family.Then off to GA for school/training. Then we had to wait a whole month for pay and he was too far away to come home, so more hotel fare. Yes, we got predium but everything was already a month behind! We have sacrificed again to make his dreams come true. Then comes the news that 3months after working, he is getting fourloughed. We have drained our accounts, Ira and my step dad just to keep what we got. He can't get hired because we live in a coal state/recession. It's been 6 months now and no bids have been accepted and if they were, he is so low at the totem pole he could get bumped. I thought this was a great career choice for our family. This Job has no security or stability to offer. another complaint I have is the ones with the most seniority are the laziest bunches of sorry butts I've ever seen! They always call Union in on things. They dont car about production because they might have to actually work. We are Now filing for bankruptcy and have no retirement or medical insurance for our kids. We were better off before my husband started working here.This is not worth the money they pay you people!!!! You'll just be fourloughed or bumped! You better have a hefty savings account if you do choice this company as a career! 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 03 May 2016 To all furloughed people: Unless there has been a change -- If you have less than three (3) yrs. seniority & are furloughed for 365 consecutive days, you may be terminated. See: B&O Agreement, Rule 2. Seniority - paragraph(d). CSXT Labor Agreement 4-064-93 1985 UTU National Agreement, Article XII. 

 Name: Furloughed E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year Posted: 02 May 2016 As a person who was furloughed on the day after qualifying, it was very disheartening to log on and find out that you were displaced/furloughed. I knew there was a chance it could happen, because of all the rumors going around about cutbacks. But, like some I choose to remain positive, and to this day, I still believe I made the correct choice. I've read the NMAD agreement several times and haven't come across the section referring to being eliminated from the roster, if your furloughed for more than 366 days..!!!. Unless I've missed a complete section As of today I'm number 17 on the recall list so the likelihood of being called back soon is slim so I'm moving forward with other opportunities . 

 Name: been furloughed E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 02 May 2016 Nicole I am sorry that your husband and your family jumped through all those hoops and money to chase his dream, but he is not alone and it will not be the end of it. If your husband had done his homework out in the field he would have learned beforehand that his job was not guaranteed and even if he did make it through training he had a good chance of being on the street some time in his career. We see it way too often in the yards where a new cub comes in and spends his money left and right just to find himself of the street. If you have ever read this site you should have seen in the past the importance of a turn over rate to keep the school afloat and the government grants coming in. At one time schooling was paid for by the employee when he was offered a chance to become a railroader. After several lawsuits for misrepresentation of the job benefits and starting salaries the company was forced to pay for the training. This allowed them to do as they pleased and offer what they wanted because the employee wasn't paying the company to get his job. As someone posted earlier, after a year they do not have to call him back and they can bring someone new into the school to replace him. How can they do this? Because you didn't pay for it or as they say, buy his job. If you know of anyone else who is interested in chasing the dream of becoming a railroader make sure you tell them to get out in the field and talk to the men on the ground. It may be too late for your husband but you would be doing a great service to other families! 

 Name: Nicole E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year Posted: 02 May 2016 I am the wife of a hard working employee. We have spent all this money over a short period of time for him to make his dream job come true. Going to New York for a job interview required hotel, unpaid work day, gas etc...we felt it was the right disicsion for our family.Then off to GA for school/training. Then we had to wait a whole month for pay and he was too far away to come home, so more hotel fare. Yes, we got predium but everything was already a month behind! We have sacrificed again to make his dreams come true. Then comes the news that 3months after working, he is getting fourloughed. We have drained our accounts, Ira and my step dad just to keep what we got. He can't get hired because we live in a coal state/recession. It's been 6 months now and no bids have been accepted and if they were, he is so low at the totem pole he could get bumped. I thought this was a great career choice for our family. This Job has no security or stability to offer. another complaint I have is the ones with the most seniority are the laziest bunches of sorry butts I've ever seen! They always call Union in on things. They dont car about production because they might have to actually work. We are Now filing for bankruptcy and have no retirement or medical insurance for our kids. We were better off before my husband started working here.This is not worth the money they pay you people!!!! You'll just be fourloughed or bumped! You better have a hefty savings account if you do choice this company as a career! 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 02 May 2016 Yard Rat, Look at the B&O Schedule Agreement (Blue Bible), Rule 2 - Seniority, paragraph (d). 

 Name: TECH E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years Posted: 02 May 2016 ALL CREWS Please note that the Labor relations department is now having all claims that are submitted for working out of route or off your designated job assigned area reviewed through the GPS. If you are denied a claim and are notified via your earning statement or email that it was denied because the visual GPS showed that your train did not travel to the area designated you need to immediately report this to the FRA operations department, head of csx operating department and the USDOT. Include any witnesses that can verify that you traveled to the area reported. This is serious business. Any problems with accurate information obtained through the GPS is a serious safety issue for all employee's. It may also be of interest to homeland security. If your train contains military, highly sensitive or hazardous material its location should be accurately monitored at all times. The sooner you forward the information to the above departments the better. We also suggest that you forward the information directly to the International level of your union. 

 Name: Yard Rat E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 02 May 2016 "Northern Mid Atlantic Agreement (NMAD) In this agreement, it clearly stated that if you were furloughed (off work) for more than one year (366 days) you no longer had a job." Please cite the article, page, or rule regarding this. Ive read nmad cover to cover and never saw this 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 01 May 2016 RE; Local Chairman: Do not allow yourself and your members to play the railroad's game! You should notify the carrier and informed them that all your members has been advised to record all conversations with representatives of the railroad in any capacity. All Railroaders: All smart phones can be loaded with Recording Apps that can be used at your leisure! 

 Name: LOCAL CHAIRMAN E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 01 May 2016 ALL EMPLOYEES Ok people, LISTEN UP AND PAY ATTENTION! It has been voiced by too numerous a number of members to count that there is a serious problem with communication within the crew management center. Now, we all know that is has been a pain since they went to the IVR system. Wait times to reach a live crew caller were a problem when it was new, but now that it has been in the works for years, there should not be the lengthy on hold times that are occurring! There are several complaints that have been forwarded to the General chairman's office bringing to our attention the blatant violation of the union agreement that allows an employee to call back in 10 minutes because when selecting to 'REFUSE" a call because you are not qualified or you aren't sure what the job is and need to ask, the IVR instructs you to hold while you are transferred to a crew caller then puts you on hold for 20 minutes or longer. There have been several crew callers that have put miscalled charges in the employee's record while they were on hold the entire time trying to get through and refused to remove them. MAKE SURE YOU TAKE ALL CALLS ON A PHONE THAT SHOWS WHAT TIME YOU ANSWERED THE CALL AND HOW LONG THE CALL LASTED. YOU ARE EXPECTED BY THE CARRIER TO COMMUNICATE WITH AN AUTOMATED SYSTEM IN PLACE OF A LIVE CALLER. IF YOU ANSWER THE PHONE IT IS NOT, I REPEAT, NOT A MISSED CALL. IT DOES NOT HAVE TO BE A LIVE PERSON TO BE CONSIDERED MAKING CONTACT FOR A CALL. IF YOU ARE LEFT ON HOLD BEYOND YOU 10 MINUTES AND ARE THREATENED AND RECEIVE A MISSED CALL YOU NEED TO FILE ETHIC CHARGES IMMEDIATELY AGAINST THAT CREW CALLER. MAKE IT VERY CLEAR THAT YOU DID NOT MISS A CALL FROM CREW MANAGEMENT. YOU WERE CALLED BY THEIR IVR SYSTEM AND PLACED ON HOLD BEYOND YOU AGREED TIME LIMIT AND THEREFORE YOU CONTRACTUAL RIGHT WERE VIOLATED BY CSX CREW MANAGEMENT. THIS IS NOT A JOKE PEOPLE. IT IS GETTING OUT OF CONTROL AND THE WAIT TIMES AND LACK OF COMMUNICATION IS OUT OF HAND AND FRANKLY SAD AS WELL AS UNACCEPTABLE BUSINESS PRACTICES. FILE THE CHARGES. ONLY YOU CAN GET THIS UNDER CONTROL. DONT SIT AROUND BAD MOUTHING YOUR UNIONS WHILE YOU SIT ON YOUR REARS AND DO NOTHING. NO ONE IS GOING TO DO IT FOR YOU. YOU PAY DUES DONT YOU??? THEN PUT THEM TO WORK. START FILING THESE CHARGES! 

 Name: OFFICIALylost E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 01 May 2016 This was posted yesterday on yard limits and is very interesting reading for all Norfolk Southern and CSX employees: Confessions of a former officer Yesterday, 02:29 PM Would you folks be interested in hearing "horror" stories, answer your questions, etc from a former NS officer? I spent many many years, 18+ hour days 6-7 days a week as a Transportation Officer and feel like I need to expose and enlighten you guys on what I can before I forget it all. Had an LC tell me once I should write a book. Held out hope for awhile that I would find my way back into the industry but after the kool-aid wore off, I'm all set thanks. Been out now for several years and thankfully have found success in the "real world" since almost losing everything due to a political misjudgement of just how far some of the crooks in upper management would go to settle scores. But I still miss the railroad, I loved my career, its in my blood and I'm so sad I couldn't have been part of the needed force to reform how they do business. I was often a hearing officer, charging officer, saturation team captain, etc so don't think I was one of these fresh out of college washouts. I ran a profitable, safe, and well greased railroad before I "left". To prove I'm for real here is a few tidbits.. 1. I used to attend a lot of hiring sessions over the years conducting interviews and could help potential job seekers out. First and foremost, DO NOT..under any circumstance admit to using tobacco products. If you write in your application that you smoke or chew you will NOT get an invitation to a hiring session. If you get an invite, DO NOT smoke/chew during breaks as we TMs would go "mingle" outside and take note on who was smoking and bar them from getting an interview. Being a casual smoker myself at the time I felt dirty doing this. But I was explicitly instructed by the HR contractors at sessions to weed out any and all tobacco users. I also got a real good tongue lashing one time for hiring a black female after we were verbally told before the session, "do not hire any women without exception" (that guy is retired now). This was not an isolated incident and is reflective on the attitudes of most in higher positions within transportation at least. To be fair though, shortly before I left there was a huge push to hire and promote females from Norfolk. The issue I had with the way that was carried out though is many of the female officers were completely untouchable. They would have to damn near murder somebody on the property to get fired. A lot of women officers were promoted well beyond their abilities and were given a pass every time they failed to perform. I know of one that was a lead TM and did not have the slightest idea on how to pull tapes from locos, be a charging officer in a hearing, and amazingly had no real grasp on the basic op rules. She was swiftly promoted to terminal supt... I could do an entire post on how to get hired and/or the ridiculous hypocrisies in how they promoted/disciplined officers and the enlisted just because of who they were related to, knew, skin color, etc. 2. I once was having a casual conversation with a wealthy Terminal Superintendent who was about to retire who was telling me about a tax "avoidance" scheme that the then current Division Superintendent was trying to recruit him into that he felt sounded borderline illegal, think "Panama Papers". Apparently several top executives, superintendents, etc from BOTH NS and CSX had formed an LLC registered in Jacksonville, FL that somehow allowed them to avoid their personal state resident income tax (among others) by establishing residency in Florida (no state income tax). They formed an LLC called "The Beaver Street Tower Company" whose public list of directors and members reads like a who's who at NS and CSX (do your own research). The name of the LLC is telling as Beaver Street Tower was (is?) a control station were the CSX and NS interchanged. The mailing address is amazingly the same address for the CSX HQ and even sharing the same office (C-160) with the CSX "shareholder account services". I'm no tax or anti-trust expert but having several top executives from two competitors all involved in an LLC for many many years sounds suspect to me. While you and I pay our "fair share" of state taxes, these elite asshats are at the very least, walking a thin line of legality to avoid 6-8% state income taxes yet enjoying the same potholed highways you are on. May be nothing but was always interesting to me to say the least. 3. If you get hurt on the job and cost them money you can safely assume two things. 1) If they think there is even a small chance that you are lying and have "lawyer'd up", the Division Superintendent will often request that an SIU team (special investigations unit) from NS police conduct surveillance on you 24-7. They dress like magnum P.I. idiots and use encrypted radio comms like they are MI6 or something. I'm talking short 80s shorts and Hawaiian tshirts and will stake out your home, where you workout, out for dinner, dig through your trash, listening devices, all of it. They buy vans with tinted windows and set up cameras hoping you will pick up something heavy, mow the yard, lift weights, etc to keep from having to pay settlements and/or fire you. I once had an SIU guy so excited about some video he got he came straight to were I was to show off the grainy video and offered to pick up celebratory cigars when we confirmed the ID of the subject in the video who was walking normally after saying he was bed ridden or whatever it was. 2) One time after an employee got injured I had a GM tell me this to my face. "In these situations we used to call you and say "you know what to do" but the office lines are recorded now. Then we had to start writing "do everything you can to fire Mr. blah blah blah" on a sheet of paper, slide it across the desk...and once you were through reading it, shred or burn the paper. Since we know your a team player, I'm just going to tell you man to man. I want him gone before the end of the year". We would then review tapes on every trip, listen to all radio comms, and follow that employee in the bushes until we got something "meaty" enough to fire them over. Anything that was START Major material we would come get you like GR-27, GR14, Speeding, etc. But if you were just doing something small but albeit dangerous, we would let that slide to not blow our cover until the "big" one. 4. Every single hearing that I was ever apart of (especially if the charging officer was lazy, incompetent) the hearing officer, company witnesses, and charging officer will meet up off property somewhere (we liked IHOP) and go over the hearing "strategy" step by step, reviewing exhibits, discussing what to say, what not to say, etc to coach and steer the often inexperienced charging officer to ensure a strong hearing in case it goes to the board. During the hearing, whenever there was a break, the officers texted each other to ensure the stories were the same under cross examination. The sad part is most of your LCs know that this goes on but I never heard anyone seriously challenge a ruling because of it. Trusted hearing officers have a "book" issued to them called "holding a better discipline hearing", that was written by LR that you guys should get your hands on if you can. I can say though, I threw out a charging officer's case more than a handful of times if I saw it was complete BS or they didn't understand the rules themselves. I would often (as a charging officer) give the LC and employee a chance to read all of my exhibits as a sort of "discovery" even if it wasn't a Stop signal type hearing where the officer has to do this per regulations. My advice though is take EVERYTHING to a hearing. Never sign a START form, clog the system up with hearings and the beating will stop, I guarantee it. On any division, there are MAYBE 4-5 good hearing officers. Everyone else is too incompetent to hold them. 5. An officer in transportation is strongly, STRONGLY urged to join the Freemason order if they weren't already one in order to be promoted beyond B5 pay level (anyone higher than a terminal superintendent basically). Several of the GMs and VPs are/were 33 degree masons, some even flaunted it openly. Not really earth shattering but "illuminati confirmed" kinda weird --Snowden Tags: None 

 Name: chhochoo dreamer E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 29 April 2016 I got a good job with mon -fri day shift hours with good benefits and pay and a lot of time off.My thing is I have always wanted to work for th rr.Can someone give me some advice on how I can become a freight conductor with csx or maybe work on the track in some kind of way.Cant wait to join the rr and work with my future railroad brothers 

 Name: Overpaid UP CEO E-mail: Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year Posted: 23 April 2016 Lance Fritz is the most overpaid railroad CEO. The only one whose salary double while overall performance declined. If raises are based on performance declines, just wait until revenues drop another 30%... then you will see a $50 million annual salary...and that's not counting bonuses!   Name: We want to know! E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 19 April 2016 Railroad Snoops! Who is the new UP board member who is a stalker on internet that the UP has hired to snoop the board here? please tell us ! We want to stalk him and the other board memebers! Thanks Railroad snoopie!   Name: Ichan Industries, LLP E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 19 April 2016 Attention Dennis Duffy (Cotton Belt, Formerly XO): We are seeking an experienced adviser for a possible leveraged buyout (LBO) of a major rail carrier that is substantially undervalued and mismanaged. We would consider the same legal terms that was arranged for another proven adviser who turned-around the Canadian Pacific Railroad.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 17 April 2016 Actually, it's all very sad. Employees are entrusted with thousands of tons of heavy equipment worth millions of dollars......... Way, way too much dysfunction & malfunction - within all management & each & every craft. It'd take years to correct/fix everything. It's probably hopeless.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 17 April 2016 I think it's funny how this company demands loyalty from its employees..especially the union employees. But here's a thought..Treat your employees well and CSX wouldn't have to demand loyalty. When a person or company demands loyalty that means they don't deserve it in the first place. This company has went down so much..Ward and Sanborn have killed morale. Oh well..investors should part ways with these two before they ruin things any further.   Name: Analyst E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 16 April 2016 Union Earnings Report Update: The whisper numbers are in and it looks like revenue failed 29% and projected earnings declined another 21% yoy...the stock is rated a hold, and analyst expects a 52-week trading range of 63-82 dollars a share.   Name: Car knocker E-mail: Employed as: Car repair, for 20-30 years Posted: 16 April 2016 The car operation in Selkirk has some top notch managers these days. only a couple have a clue as how to run a yard. I'm surprised were still employed with the back wards thinking of these guys. One just yells and screams when things get a little screwed up. We are waiting for him to blow up and assault some one. Another will just disappear and hope it all works out. Some of the others are just trying to get through the day. I genuinely feel sorry for a few of them. Jacksonville probably thinks they are doing a good job.   Name: management E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year Posted: 15 April 2016 This is management.You bunch of cry babies shut this crap up and move the freight.Yall act like a bunch of pansies.Im sick and tired of watching all talk bad about this company.If I find out who you are I will fire all your sorry complaining asses.Now get back to work.   Name: wtf? E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 13 April 2016 You need to go see a shrink! Don't think about giving up all that you have to work for a stinking class 1 railroad. Its not like the old days and its going to get worse and they don't need any more STUPID people in this industry as we already have enough. The Unions suck ass and the BLE is nothing but a bunch of OLD bitches and losing cry babies that won't have a job very much longer. The UTU-Smart union will take those Engineer jobs after PTC has been fully implemented and sell off to the carrier like the past and call the employee running the train a Train operator. GO ENJOY LIFE AND GET LAID more often if YOU still can   Name: ??? E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 1-10 years Posted: 13 April 2016 Other U have all that and you are asking a stupid question like that? Take that paid time off and your holidays and go see a professional.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 12 April 2016 I have a good job where I work from 6 to 230 and I'm off on weekends,holidays and I get a lot of paid time off too.I have always wanted to work for the railroad either working on the track or riding on the train.Can somebody that works for the railroad give me some good advice on whether I should try this or not?   Name: Concerned E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 11 April 2016 Which State LR is inquiring about Carrier Officer jobs? Please share so the individual can answer to these serious allegations!   Name: History E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years Posted: 07 April 2016 HA! I remember one day when Dave Brown was standing in the building with his two bleach blondes standing next to him and was thumping his chest and doing the csx strut. Heard some guys complaining about the constant bull of babysitting the company every single day. He walks up to them and ask them if they had a problem with HIS company. One of the guys looked at him and said.... You own csx? I didn't know that? When did you buy csx? So how much do you plan on paying me for my stock when I dump it? Coming to work and having claims denied cost you thousands.... The look on browns face......PRICELESS! OH... and that guy got 2 write up's the next week!   Name: Railroad Snoops E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years Posted: 06 April 2016 Regarding a previous post from the SP Engineer..when it was mentioned that UP monitors this site often. It appears that the UP selected a new board member whose firm is basically an internet snoop!   Name: Hedge Fund Interest E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 06 April 2016 Possible Hedge Fund-er: With all the complaints levied, what is the biggest breakdown in management that can be achieved in improving the bottom line? Is it...locomotive maintenance, track conditions, crew availability, excessive delays from testing...and or all types of failures that is of concern?   Name: Ex-officio E-mail: Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 30+ years Posted: 05 April 2016 CSX from the TOP: Pitiful!!! This company surly SUCKS! All upper management is interested in is Stock Options and Bonuses. If this company goes under it will be from upper management Greed! Most of the management does not even know how the railroad is operated. All they know is that they have a job. Posing daily in their starched stiff creased kaki's, orange vest, steel towed shoes and smirked smiles as if they are Mr. Railroad. Stocks poorly performs daily due in part from the constant skimming at the top. CP Railroad sure needs to take over this company before it dies from natural causes. I have Seen it all from the top down!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 04 April 2016 Answer to the other, non-employee, for N/A: That post = no doubt it's from someone without a clue. It's just hopeless to post\type - this website sucks as bad as csx.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 04 April 2016 To Mr Conductor; Do you know how many folks it takes to build an Airplane, and how many it takes to FLY IT? I did not think so! Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 02 April 2016 Most, if not all, of upper level management people are out of touch - are actually are business minded & are not railroaders. How many of them have any experience "out in the field?"   Name: Mr obvious E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 03 April 2016 I know of a State Legislative Director who is secretly inquiring about Company Officer jobs as he if afraid he may not get re-elected to his cush, over-paid job. Keep telling the boys how much you hate CSX, I know what your really about.   Name: Ralph Lambert E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 03 April 2016 Remember if you work for CSX I bet you wanted to; at some point. If you think conditions suck well change them or leave. Remember, people will do to you whatever you will allow. This will apply at Walmart and Taco Bell also.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 02 April 2016 Most, if not all, of upper level management people are out of touch - are actually are business minded & are not railroaders. How many of them have any experience "out in the field?" Easy to understand that a co. like csx has to have financial support; ie: investors, stockholders, etc. But why are big shots compensated so well when the average joe has to argue for just what he's due? A lot of managers/officals are decent trustworthy folks. Sadly, not near enough & that's a shame. Great profits could be made IF - (& this applies many RR employees; each, every craft/dept.), could be bought for what they're actually worth & then sold for what they think they're worth.   Name: Feeling lost E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years Posted: 01 April 2016 The number 1 complaint with this company is the management. Management has no clue on how Railroad operations are ran. Warren Buffett had it 100% right when he said " CSX management is terrible". The following could fix this company 1. Overhaul management. Start cutting from the top. There's to much fat on the steak. Trainmasters,RFE, Etc falling over each other. 2. Payroll. Train those idiots on how to pay the employees by their contract. Stop cheating them out of their money. This is the number one hatred that employees have toward the company. 3. Labor relations /payroll ...Just get raid of them all together. Go with a mileage day equal to a 12 hour day daily. This would cut off labor relations and simplifily contracts and the employees would be happy. This would save the company millions. Less employees in labor relations / payroll is less liability for the company. None of this will happen, but I'm glad to get it off my chest.   Name: legal E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years Posted: 31 March 2016 SP Engineer Yes, the UP does read this site everyday, but it is the NS who keeps constant tabs on all postings. The FRA monitors the site for information that could be considered whistle blowing. However, no one reads this site more than the legal team at CSX. Public embarrassment as well as insider information being posted is a constant fear for the team. Unfortunately for most posters on here, they do not understand the power that this site has. Competitors as well as customers read this site daily. Remember when you post.....THE TONGUE/PEN IS MIGHTIER THAN THE SWORD!   Name: SP Engineer E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 30 March 2016 Union Pacific Employees: Other than CSX, the UP monitors this site more than the other rail carriers. The UP has accepted the SP (formerly) style of management which is doomed to fail; and Wall Street has indicated that. Just like the Southern Pacific. The stock is in tailspin without any direction of ascent. SP management relied solely on headhunting for promotions. The bounty was higher with minorities wrongly terminated. Rail profits are based on efficiency not headhunting, especially when the legal fees are mounting. And that is precisely the reason why management become distracted from running the railroad efficiently!   Name: Retired Now E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 30 March 2016 Lodging facilities providing crew transport\shuttle service is nothing new. CSX & their outfit that handles lodging are tickled when a hotel/motel agrees to do that as part of the contract. Opening & closing doors = that's probably a contract carrier (like PTI) thing. Do the drivers have to be certified? How much liability insurance is carried? How much is required? Co. liable? If an accident should happen, the CSX stance would probably be that the subcontractor that's providing the service is the party to be held liable. Seems this is a matter that full-time union people like State Legislative Directors & General Chairpersons need to handle.   Name: in danger E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 30 March 2016 LC'S What the hell is the deal with the company making crews go to the yard from the hotel in their courtesy wagon. Pti says they took their job away from them.. The wagon they are making us ride in doesn't have any of their "we are so safe" safety sticker on it and the driver refuses to open the doors. One driver just got his license back. No way do they all have the proper certification to be hauling customers around. Bet you the state of Illinois doesn't know whats going on. what are we supposed to do when they don't drive safe or the van needs to be shopped. Are we allowed to pull their van out of service. Is the company completely liable for us if we get in a wreck and get hurt. We heard the van wasn't available one day the manager of the hotel took the crew to the yard in her own personal vehicle.... What the hell is up with their so called the safe way is the right way? They preach a good game until the game is costing them money then they say the hell with the crews safety!   Name: screwed E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 28 March 2016 ALERT!!!! People, you better start paying close attention to your deadhead tickets. The company is so hell bent on not honoring your deadhead travel because they don't want to pay it that they are stooping to an all time low to do it. Just got screwed out of 145 miles of deadhead travel on a straight away ticket. This WAS NOT a combination deadhead.. This was a ticket we were entitled to and had to argue with the crew caller to get. We were not able to report our hours of service or activity on the FRA activity screen. We couldn't bring any completed ticket up in the system to print out. We haven't been able to find a copy of this ticket anywhere and its not showing on the 04 screen either. You can bet you bottom dollar they aren't going to pay this and the FRA doesn't know a damn thing about our activities. We are sending a snap shot of the uncompleted tickets to the FRA. If this happens to you, make sure you notify the FRA hours of service director and tell him what your reported activity times should be!   Name: Former LC E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years Posted: 26 March 2016 APE: Look at maps: CSX rail lines vs. UP rail lines. Ol' king coal, the old money making soul for RRs, is not like that anymore & that traffic may never be the same again. At present, things\times are tough. Lots of co. belt-tightening. The CSX big shots are compensated very well - to make decisions that will impact the co., oftentimes for years in the future. Workers & their unions can only try to play catch-up. Too many T&E people complain\cry when they think they have to go to work too much -- then complain\cry & worry more when furloughed (or dismissed, suspended). No company will survive if it has to pay for & provide for employees that aren't really, truly needed. EVERYONE loses via a bankruptcy if/when an outfit goes under. Railroading = ebb & flow with the economy \ feast or famine. Yeah, no doubt the culture, the management, etc., needs to be changed. Can suck per se, but where is proof of whenever\wherever - someone was forced, in any way, shape or form, to accept a RR job.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 26 March 2016 Well maybe the UP investors have seen the light..CSX investors are still in the dark..but they are willingly in the dark..that's the difference. Apparently these people are going to let Ward and Sanborn sink the ship completely. Hope that they let them drown with the rest of us instead of coming to their rescue. CSX investors are not very wise.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 25 March 2016 UP Meltdown: A swift change from the top will take place next week....The rumor is that the Canadian National's CEO will be the new CEO!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years Posted: 23 March 2016 LC: Am well aware. Can read & understand & honor contract provisions way much better than most, especially now days. Suggest you do all the policing. Good luck.   Name: LC E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years Posted: 23 March 2016 Employed in other Apparently you don't know the union agreement. MANAGEMENT CAN NOT BE USED TO PERFORM THE WORK OF UNION CONTRACTED EMPLOYEE. If anyone see's a non contract supervisor doing a contract employees work they should be filling a claim for 5 days straight pay. This is taken very seriously. This claim goes directly to the General chairman's office. If you think it is over looked then you can think again. There have been several paid and the supervisor does go on record. They could lose their bonus as well. Jacksonville loves to take every dime they can from their supervisors just as much as they like to take it back from the union covered employees. Now, for another topic....Most of the new engineers who are finished with their training and marking up cant hold positions as engineers and are going back in the field as conductors. There have been several complaints that a lot of these men are taking calls to work as engineers when they run out of people. QUIT TAKING THESE CALLS. All you are doing is making it easy for the carrier and keeping the furloughed men on the street. If they are short then let them put the set back engineer up in the seat. Bring back conductors to fill their positions. The greed of some of these men is just plain disgusting. We all have bills to pay. We all have been in this business long enough to know its feast or famine and you should be saving for hard times. Do the right thing and stop kissing the carriers rear end!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years Posted: 19 March 2016 All the excess managers could also be utilized as trackmen, signal maintainers, co. police officers, crew callers, -- even train dispatchers. What the hell - wherever an ape is needed in whatever occupation.   Name: Notice of eviction E-mail: Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 20-30 years Posted: 18 March 2016 Its ok to cut more jobs off. We have enough Trainmasters and RFE's to run those trains. The management is falling over each other. People on the outside look at this company as a complete cluster.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year Posted: 18 March 2016 please refer to cindy sandborn as either "cindy cuntborn" or just plain "cunt"   Name: Red Block E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 18 March 2016 If all concerned are so fed-up with the abuse, you have many many choices at your disposal. Use them, collectively everyone has the power to annihilate the RR'S balance sheet! When the unions were tough and honorable, strikes would last only a few days. You see, railroads have a thing called freight, if it's not moving, the corporate bills adds up quickly. The railroads know the numbers, their losses multiples faster than yours because they have many many more sharks to answer to. And sharks likes blood! So...don't fall back to sleep at 3am when you get that shooter that's waiting on the Main Line with all those dogs behind it!   Name: Former LC E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years Posted: 17 March 2016 Imagine if.... What if csx were to cancel participation in Operation Redblock? RR companies are not bound to be a part -- it's not any type of federal or state regulation or other...... ABUSE IT = LOSE IT.   Name: imagine if.... E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 10-20 years Posted: 17 March 2016 Since t&e folks are so expendable....how about we all red block system wide one day.   Name: Laughing E-mail: Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 20-30 years Posted: 16 March 2016 Do you ever think that Trainmaster David Benson's Daddy has said " if I would have worn a condom, that little dumb prick wouldn't be here" I'm sure he slapped his wife many times over that screw up.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 16 March 2016 No doubt RR big-shots will do OK. Grateful? Loyal? If they can outsource more jobs/work, they will. If they could move the csx rail lines to another country, they would. It hurts - but what do employees expect when business is way down. Can't keep a company going - by paying people & operating things that the co. deems aren't needed or wanted anymore. Should EVERYONE to be out of a job account a bankruptcy? Hell, everybody wants people working; the co. \ the increased revenue, the federal & state governments for the income taxes, the unions for the dues, retirement systems, etc., etc., etc. Long story short: Same ol', same ol', - all too many are never really concerned - until it affects them directly.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 16 March 2016 Yea CSX cut over 100 jobs there today in the transportation department. According to Melanie Cost CSX is grateful for their service and CSX will support these employees through this difficult time. Well I'm sure that will help these people sleep tonight. I would sure hate for CSX to be be ungrateful for their service..wonder what would happen then?..Oh wait..the same thing would happen. CSX is not grateful for anything it's employees does for the company. Goes to show how loyal these sons of batches are. Fuck them...Keep up the good work Cindy Sanborn..at the pace we are going it will be a miracle if the company survives.   Name: Fed up E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 15 March 2016 Has anyone heard anything about Russell yard closing? Thanks   Name: It's time E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 15 March 2016 To the Robert Pines followers... This site is CSX sucks... Not the Robert pines show. We have yards closing, lost jobs, and your worried about this pines feller. You are a special kind of stupid. Csx is raping you and your co-workers daily and you are up Pines butt. Your mommy and daddy must be proud of you. Help save jobs ...   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 14 March 2016 I'm not sure I agree with engineer 20-30 but I'm not sure I can agree with ex instructor either. I mean those of us that do what we are supposed to do are being punished with all of these closings, harassment from managers, unethical practices by the company, and pay issues. So what's the answer ex-instructor? How can the company expect employees not to retaliate when they are aware of these problems and takes no actions to correct them? In fact Jacksonville is the reason for most of it. Where I come from loyalty is a two way thing..so if CSX is not loyal to their employees why should the employees be loyal to them? I think you have been out of the field for a long time or you would understand the field employees perspective.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 14 March 2016 Safety first! Really with no maintenance crews at the CSX shops the public needs to be aware for their safety! Corbin closed Cleveland and cuts in Huntington now Russell is getting the axe. Trains will be run remotely next! Why ? Executives need a bigger bonus !!!!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 14 March 2016 Brandon Wilkens is a drunk, the TM in Garrett who will NEVER get promoted .Rick Reed is a douchebag fuckstick, who loves taking big loads in his mouth from Matt Day. These 3 homos all vacation together and look for young boy prostitutes. I hope all 3 of you cocksuckers get a big karma surprise in your near future!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 13 March 2016 Well think about it like this SP engineer..if your conductor is not qualified to run as an engineer then when nature calls stop the train..tie up the mainline and grade crossings, and I would make sure that nature had to call more often than usual. If CSX adopts a similar policy I can guarantee you it will happen here. We are already fed up with Sanborn and her bullshit.   Name: SP Engineer E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 13 March 2016 Inward Facing Cameras: UP has officially tapped-into the inward facing cameras and is live stream monitoring crews en-route for any possible rule violation...even for nature calls. This self-destructive procedure is leading to more and more train delays and crew burns.   Name: Kari Damrow E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for 1-10 years Posted: 10 March 2016 If it would make you all feel better, I have a open door policy here at JAX and a really nice , wide leather sofa to make all you TEY guys feel better. I need at least 9 or more! XOXOX Kari   Name: Screwed E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years Posted: 10 March 2016 LISTEN UP CSX Next time your supervisor tells me and my other crew member that he knows we are entitled to another time ticket per our union agreement for dragging in another train(the 3rd one) that was 45 miles away and then your payroll department takes it away saying we weren't entitled to it, you better get your shit rolls up hill pants on. During this whole sham of unethical lies and unprofessional behavior your managers and crew callers tried to pull a fast one. When told to put in another ticket for the next train they tried to make the ticket a recrew ticket for the same damn job we were on. HOW STUPID AND IGNORANT DO YOU THINK WE ARE. WE ARE NOT STUPID UNEDUCATED BLUE COLLAR WORKERS . DID THEY ACTUALLY THINK WE WOULDNT CATCH SUCH A DIRTY LOW DOWN STUNT. A CREW CAN NOT RECREW ITSELF. HOW CAN YOU ISSUE ANOTHER TICKET TO A J543 AS A J543R! WE ALL KNOW WHAT THAT STUNT WAS GOING TO ACCOMPLISH. YOUR PEOPLE ARE LYING. YOUR CHIEF AND CREW MANAGERS ARE PULLING DIRTY UNDERHANDED TRICKS JUST TO VIOLATE OUR UNION AGREEMENT. KEEP THIS UP AND IT WILL COME BACK TO HAUNT YOU   Name: Former LC E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years Posted: 09 March 2016 Fed up APE: If you want to blow-off on a website about local union officers, OK, but please walk some car-lengths in those shoes beforehand. Then maybe, the post would have some credibility. Often, the carrier will schedule an investigation or meeting for a Mon. or Tues. morning & the representative has to have time to plan, do research, be prepared, etc. BTW: It's never a surprise when a member's case looks bad after a hearing. That's the csx way. Then, csx loses 75% or more of appealed cases = back pay awarded, full seniority rights restored, etc., etc. It would be interesting to see the real facts & figures csx spends trying to NOT adhere to contract agreements, most of which are what csx wanted. Csx labor relations? Maybe that dept. is near worthless.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years Posted: 09 March 2016 Are you serious? Of course it's their fault. If they were an ethical company the unions would not be involved in all of these grievances. Treat your employees right and you don't have to have all of these grievances and issues. CSX is the most unethical out of all the railroads. I'm not a fan of the unions but look at how CSX treats us with unions so I couldn't imagine how things would be without the unions. CSX ignores the agreements which is highly unethical and that's where most of the problems are. The only time CSX goes by the agreements is when it benefits them, the company. So everytime I get screwed I return the favor.   Name: E-mail: 1940zadok@gmail.com Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 09 March 2016 From my experiences working for various railroads, including former Western Pacific, Southern Pacific, Santa Fe, U.S. Department of Transportation and Union Pacific Railroads; as well as having 'run' on the BNSF, Milwauke Pacific and Northern Pacific, ( Great Northern?) as well as the Spokane Saint Paul and Pacific, the best was the BLF&E. That is untill our General Chairman 'sold' us out. Thanks for asking. All you have left is the UTU and the 'scab' BLE. When it comes to making$ there is not much that Corporations won't do. (In conjunction with government and media whores and hacks. Sorry, thats just the way things are, and probably allways will be untill the Lords return, however. Praise God. He is coming back, soon. It is my sincere hope that no one is left behind and that all 'sinners', including myself, be saved, born again and be filled with the love of the Lord Jesus Christ. 

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

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 07 March 2016 The very previous post = an asinine, plain dumb, stupid statement. Just WTH can or could trump possibly accomplish even if elected? Where do you meathead, dead from the neck up people come from? Jesus! 

 Name: Anonymous E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 06 March 2016 Cycle of corruption from the feds, corporate and the union bosses must be solved only when Donald Trump is elected President! And when Mr. Trump is elected, there will be a lot of unemployed lobbyist working at your away from home terminals Subways! 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 05 March 2016 Employees cost money: wages & insurance & retirement, etc. No one should be the least bit surprised to find out that business\ corporate loyalty to employees is lame at best, and usually pretty much non-existent. Name a company that keeps workers on the active payroll if they don't absolutely, positively, have to. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: M of W, for 1-10 years Posted: 05 March 2016 CSX in its infinite wisdom,and very prolific brand of business acumen will more than likely cut hundreds of SPG employees off months early to satisfy the greed of management and investors pockets.How sad that we have a company,and "union for that matter" that could care less about the hundreds of workers and potentially thousands of dependents that will be hurt by this breech of loyalty.The business is much more stable the they profess in this election year,and contract year!! CSX is full of shit and show nothing but greed and callous disregard for the employees if this comes to pass.Where is the solidarity,the calls to strike and bring these assholes back to earth. 

 Name: Retired Now E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 04 March 2016 The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) is a part of the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT), a federal government agency that was not even around before 1966. Before, RRs were regulated by the old Interstate Commerce Commission, & federal, state statutes. The FRA was & still is, supposed to be in place - to regulate RR safety...... 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years Posted: 04 March 2016 I was never in favor of a merger with CP when it was brought up last year but now I say bring it on. CSX has went to HELL in recent months. It was on its way to hell before but we are there now..we took my fast track...we can't move freight fast but we sure can fuck everything fast. As long as Sanborn is running the show we will never see things improve..she has destroyed this place..keep up the good work investors and keep her in power..she will get you great results (sarcasm of course)..I had to tell the investors that because apparently they are not the brightest people in the world or their head is buried in the sand..not sure which scenario applies 

 Name: ex vlc E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years Posted: 04 March 2016 AVON ENGINEERS!!! TIME TO WAKE THE HELL UP! TIME TO START MAKING THE UNION PUT YOUR MONEY WHERE THEIR MOUTHS ARE. WE JUST HEARD THAT A CHIEF HAS STARTED A RUMOR THAT SINCE JACKSONVILLE HAS ALLOWED AVON TERMINAL TO EXTEND ITS SO CALLED TERMINAL LIMITS OUT TO A RIDICULOUS DISTANCE, THEY WILL NO LONGER HONOR THE SHORT TURN AROUND SERVICE AGREEMENT UNLESS YOU TRAVEL 35 MILES PAST THE NEW LIMITS! THE END OF YARD SWITCHING LIMITS IS WHERE THE MILES TO TRAVEL ARE TO BEGIN. NOT TERMINAL LIMITS. THERE IS A BIG DIFFERENCE IN TERMINAL LIMITS AND YARD SWITCHING LIMITS. THE UNION KNOWS WHERE YARD WORK IS BEING DONE AND HOW FAR OUT THE SWITCHING LIMITS OF THE YARD IS. THE FRA IS WELL AWARE OF WHERE THE YARD SWITCHING LIMITS ARE. CALL THE FRA. ASK THEM HOW FAR THE YARD CREWS ARE ALLOWED TO TAKE DANGEROUS HAZMATS CARS OUT OF THE YARD TO SWING THEM. THERE IS A DESIGNATED LIMIT THEY CAN TRAVEL WITHOUT CT168 PAPERWORK GIVEN TO THE CREW AND CARRIED ON THE TRAIN. THE POWERS TO BE IN AVON AND JACKSONVILLE KNOW EXACTLY WHERE THEIR LIMITS ARE. NOW IF THE CHIEF AND THE TMS AT INDY WANT TO PLAY WORD GAMES AND TRY TO SAY THE SSA AGREEMENTS ARE WRITTEN WITH THE WORDS "TERMINAL LIMITS" BECAUSE AVON DOESNT HAVE YARD SWITCHING LIMITS AND THE CREWS HAVE TO HONOR THE ACTUAL LIMITS WHICH THEY EXTENDED A RIDICULOUS DISTANCE THEN IT SHOULD BE FAIR TO SAY THAT EVERY SINGLE TRAIN THAT LEAVES AVON YARD CAN NO LONGER BE CONSIDERED DEPARTED UNTIL THE TRAIN REACHES THE END OF THE SO CALLED TERMINAL LIMITS. HOW MANY TIME HAVE YOU HEARD THE TMS AND RF'S TELL THE CREWS THAT JACKSONVILLE WANTS THE TRAINS OUT OF THE YARD AND DEPARTED WITHIN 90 MINUTES? HOW MANY TIMES HAVE YOU HEARD THEM SAY THEY NEED YOU TO GET CPAN OR CPMY SIGNALS KNOCKED DOWN WITHIN THOSE 90 MINUTES? CPAN AND CPMY ARE NOT THE END OF TERMINAL LIMITS. IF THEY WANT TO PLAY THE STUPID GAMES THEN THEY SHOULD NOT BE ABLE TO SHOW ANY TRAINS DEPARTED UNTIL THEY REACH THE END OF TERMINAL LIMITS. WHATS FAIR FOR THE GOOSE IS FAIR FOR THE GANDER. ITS ALSO BEING SAID THAT THEY ARE NOW REFUSING TO ALLOW EXTRA BOARD ENGINEERS TO EXERCISE THEIR RIGHT TO USE THE NEW AMMENDMENT THAT ALLOWS AN ENGINEER WHO ARRIVES AT THE HOTEL ON HIS OFF DAY TO BE DEADHEADED BACK HOME. THEIR REASONING IS THAT THE "WORDING" SAYS UNASSIGNED FREIGHT POOL ENGINEERS HAVE THIS RIGHT, NOT EXTRA BOARD ENGINEERS. WHAT THE MORONS FAIL TO UNDERSTAND IS THAT THE ENGINEER WHO IS CALLED OFF THE EXTRABOARD TO DO THE POOL ENGINEERS WORK IS NOW REPRESENTING THAT POOL ENGINEERS POSITION/TURN. EXTRA BOARD ENGINEERS ARE ENTITLED TO SHORT TURN AROUND RIGHTS BUT THE CHIEF'S ARE SAYING THEY ARE NOT. AGAIN, THE SO CALLED WORDING TAHT SAYS UNASSIGNED FREIGHT POOL ENGINEERS IS BEING USED AGAINST EXTRA BOARD ENGINEERS AS A WEAPON TO SCREW THEM OUT OF THE 130 MININUM MILES THEY ARE TO BE PAID AND ANY EXTRA TICKETS THAT THEY ARE ENTITLED TOO. THE EXTRA BOARD ENGINEERS ARE BEING DISCRIMINATED AGAINST! THE UNION IS NOT SHOWING ANY ATTEMPT AT THIS MOMENT TO PUT A STOP TO THE OBVIOUS RAPE OF EXTRA BOARD ENGINEERS. ALL EXTRA BOARD ENGINEERS NEED TO START A PETITION AND FILE ETHICS CHARGED FOR BEING SINGLED OUT. ITS ONLY GOING TO GET WORSE IF YOU DONT GET OFF YOUR BUTTS AND DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT NOW. BOMBARD THE GENERAL CHAIRMANS OFFICES WITH CALLS. SEND EMAILS, FAX OR WHATEVER IT TAKES TO GET THEIR ATTENTION. WHAT EVER YOU DO YOU BETTER START DOING IT NOW. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years Posted: 03 March 2016 There's a rumor going around that since CSX is threatening cutting jobs across the network that there is now an increased number of employees whistle blowing now. I was told by an official that he expects a higher number of FRA inspections and a more frequent presence in terminals. I know the FRA has been in my terminal 3 times in the past month. That seems to fall in line with what he said. 

 Name: long duck dong E-mail: Employed as: Brakeman, for 10-20 years Posted: 03 March 2016 I heard thru the rumor mill that CSX Rocky Mount transportation was just fined $92,000 by the FRA. Does anyone have anymore info?   Name: No favors E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years Posted: 03 March 2016 Dear no more J jobs, A couple of reminders. Check for yourself but once you return to your home terminal, you can't be forced out without rest. CSX speaks a language other than English. When they say they want a "FAVOR" what they really mean is " Can we count on you to cheat on the agreement"? We know your answer. Mostly though we know that you did what you did to put more money in your pocket. If more people said NO! more of our furloughed brothers would be recalled and CSX would be forced to pay more attention to the contract. Why should they now when so many will sell their souls for another ticket? To sum it up, you're angry because CSX short changed you on a ticket you shouldn't have and your brother are angry for not letting them return to work. See how this works? Hopefully you're not furloughed soon as you watch your brothers do whatever it takes to make a couple of unearned tickets. Good luck.   Name: Blackholepier E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 1-10 years Posted: 03 March 2016 Furloughed yesterday to find out they filled the whole week with overtime to lay all 23 of us off and have contractors doing the work?   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 1-10 years Posted: 03 March 2016 As a heavy equipment operator at a CSX facility I was recently furloughed because of reductions and budget. Was called 10 minutes after my shift was over. Management didn't even have the courtesy or respect to do it to my face. 23 guys were let go today....I wonder if the 7 managers they have just on daylight alone split up the calls. CSX will realize that the workers make the money, not management   Name: Dong Bageley E-mail: MikeyWardsyesman@csx.com Employed as: M of W, for 1-10 years Posted: 02 March 2016 VP of Engineering John West retires April 1. Rickey Johnson will be the new VP Engineering. Oh if we can keep the trains on track and the click of Rickeys friends under control then CSX might make it. Not the smartest promotion by CSX.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 02 March 2016 Unbelievable. I know harrasment is the norm here at CSX, I know intimidation is a prerequisite for management and clearly the company knows this is happening, so where is the line drawn? I was getting ready to head out on a local job the other day at the fine Radnor yard in Nashville and was talking to a car man about their jobs being abolished and the cuts others have suffered over the past months. This man told me their boss told them not to shop an excessive amount of cars, that they shouldn't become a "speed bump" in the line of expediting freight. So is this what we have to look forward to? A decrease in quality and safety for the expediature movement of freight? He said their senior general said he'd "furlough" a guy for bad ordering cars! I thought we had it bad! These guys are pinned against a wall! But what more can you expect from this wonderful management style the fabulous CSX promotes!!!! I never get to talk to the car side much and was shocked, I thought they had it a lot better.   Name: nomoreJjob E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 02 March 2016 If you are called as a J job such as J452 to recrew trains or asked to do extra work that helps the company for a J ticket. TURN THEM DOWN!! You will not get paid for them!!! I had 3 J tickets not paid by payroll this past half. Now obviously if you are called as a J452 to recrew trains, you have to take it. But know they think they can do whatever they want with you for 12 hours and you will only get overtime after 8 hours. This means recrew as many trains, hostile power, kick out bad orders, go as many miles as needed all under 1 ticket. No 2nd ticket after 8 hours after doing all this either, just overtime after 8 hours. This was all explained by DTO Adam Hawkins and Superintendent Kenny Hall. THIS IS A BLATANT AND DIRECT VIOLATION OF B&O RULE 54. If you think you are exempt because you work a pool job and they have to pay extra tickets, then you are mistaken. One of my J tickets that was denied was after I brought a train to my home terminal on a pool job. They asked us to do them a favor for a J ticket and go to the house and grab power and bring it 10 miles outside the yard to tie onto cars on a siding. So we basically helped them out and wasted 2.5 hours of our time for free. I know I'm not the only one getting screwed on these J tickets. DO NOT ACCEPT THEM UNTIL THEY START PAYING THEM AND ACCEPTING THE AGREEMENT THEY SIGNED.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year Posted: 01 March 2016 So what if it was 4 years ago?..I was getting fucked by Ward then also..lol .   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 28 February 2016 Any one know which presidential candidate is not going to try to steal our railroad retirement or is all of them going to try to do it?....   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years Posted: 27 February 2016 CSX/NS merger?Thoughts?   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 27 February 2016 Yea I think someone is high on something. Do you think that CSX and it's employees are one big happy family? You obviously don't work for CSX. If that was true daddy Ward and Mommy Sanborn are fucking my brains out..so I want out of that family. Daddy and Mommy treat the blue collar workers of CSX like shit..we must be their orphan children..the slaves..Secone class citizens..you name it...like someone said previously the company boasted about their profits last year..then fuck numerous blue collar workers and pay out big bonuses to the white collar employees. When CSX does well they fuck us, when they do poorly they fuck us, so what I say is Fuck CSX and daddy Ward and Mommy Sanborn. Now does that sound like the team spirit? Well that's how it is out here. Welcome to reality   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 1-10 years Posted: 26 February 2016 Team we need to come together. Coal is gone and isn't coming back. We have to give the company ideas to generate revenue. So what these morons we have to a make money so we can get paid and support our families. Give them ideas to save or Make money. This is a business and. It is not a charity for railroad formers. Let's get our pride back and show everyone that a railroader is a tough son of a bittch that contributes to the United States economy,   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years Posted: 25 February 2016 Csx is no worse than a lot of corporate outfits. Just got news last week that a local place near here will be shutting it's doors & moving operations to Mexico. Over 700 people, many who have worked there for yrs. & yrs. - out of a job. How long has that type of thing been going on now? Quite a while. No one ever seems to care or worry much until it affects them directly. Support conservative politicians, their idea of government, the trade agreements/policies those types have supported, their ideas of what average joe workers should earn for a living, rag on unions, etc., = then accept & live with all the consequences. If csx can outsource more jobs & work, they will. If they could move the RR to Mexico, they would.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 25 February 2016 I heard today CSX is closing the CC, KD, CV, and EK subdivisions. Way to go Cindy and Mikey..keep up the good work..keep disrupting the lives of your employees..you bastards will rot..   Name: BLET Member E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years Posted: 24 February 2016 Today the BLET International announced their movement plans to the new headquarters. I HOPE THEY LEAVE ALL THE CORRUPTION BEHIND AND START A NEW CHAPTER IN CLEANING "UP" THE UNION COMMITTEES ON ALL LEVELS!   Name: update E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 23 February 2016 NEWS FLASH! Rumor has it(rumor) that the FRA showed up at Big four yard in Indy and shopped a massive amount of cars. Now, we are guessing the post on here that upset the powers to be and brought their little distracting mole out from under his rock also put the FRA in the spot light. These cars were shopped for 3 possible reasons. Your post caught the attention of the FRA and they had to save face for the posters suggesting they allow bad orders to run through, the car men who were let go blew the whistle or the unions have come up with more money than the carrier and are stuffing the FRA departments pockets with more than they can take to the bank. Anyway it goes, what should have always been done is now being done! Keep up the good work posters and remember....YOUR SAFETY AND THE PUBLICS SAFETY ALWAYS COMES FIRST!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Car repair, for 1-10 years Posted: 23 February 2016 Just sitting here wondering if i'll have a job next week. Stressfull, depressing shit. Csx sucks   Name: BigCountry E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 22 February 2016 Evansville? What do you know about Howell Yard closing?   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 20 February 2016 Why do we pick on Cindy Sanborn? Seriously you have to ask that question? Until her reign when were there massive layoffs and numerous Yard and Shop closures? If they are so concerned about the future of this company why not take a reduction in salary and bonuses. This applies to Ward and Sanborn. They are only concerned about their own pockets. This is why investors should show them the door.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 19 February 2016 Insp covered it pretty well. If/when trainmen have to & try to do proper inspections; adhering\following the regulations & rules, they'll probably get accused of screwing around. Be bullied, intimidated, harassed & threatened. CSX SUCKS.   Name: Evansville E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 19 February 2016 Well it's official, CSX is closing Evansville Yard. Shhh, don't say anything it's suppose to be quiet for now.   Name: insp E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 19 February 2016 APE Less car inspectors means more bad order cars getting out of the yard. If the crews have to start inspecting the cars they should follow all the guidelines set forth by the FRA as well as the rules set down by CSX. It takes at least 5-10 minute per car to do a complete inspection. It also requires more training than the every day conductor is schooled on. Conductors are not nor will they ever be trained on the complete mechanical workings of any car. It is well known that the fra allows a percentage of cars to roll out with defects if they are considered minor. Rushing trains out of the originating terminal is more important than making sure all cars are completely safe and in 100% working condition. If the crews have to do inspections of their own trains they will be held accountable to a different standard than the car department. Tm's and RF's are not privy to the mutual understandings that are agreed upon in that department. If the crew misses a major defect that only the trained eye of a car inspector would see and that defect causes a derailment there should be a full blown investigation done by the Unions. Crews should be give the same considerations for turning a blind eye as the car department.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 17 February 2016 I don't think it's so much about the money it's more about the principle. I'm sad to say I don't care if the company succeeds or fails. When the company is doing well they screw us, when the company is doing poorly, they screw us..so who cares anymore. So why not dog their trains?..why go out here and bust my ass to get their train from point A to point B in less than 12 hours? Especially when the assignments could use a brakeman but they are to cheap to pay another man..so I will make them pay for 2 additional men instead of just the 1. The company in no way is attempting to help its employees so why help them? As long as Sanborn is here that's the way it will be. Get us a real railroader and things will change for the better.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years Posted: 16 February 2016 How many managers on any level lost there job when Erwin terminal closed down? The guys either got bought out early, paid to qualify on previous territory or transferred. The union don't give a shit about you or I. I'm sure the General chairman's across the board got a little cash in the back pocket. Id say they probably have been sitting in on these meetings dealing with all the cuts. I say cut Cindy and save some cash   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 14 February 2016 Things have slowed. And things are/have been changing. Many are furloughed/laid off. Maybe when laid off/furloughed people get called back eventually, they will be somewhat more appreciative & humble. It's always a treat to overhear FNGs blow-off about how things are or should be. Most, if not all, don't have a clue. Long story short, account unions, government, etc., things are actually better than they were, not even that many years ago. Railroading, especially the transportation dept. = unassigned jobs/pools IS a hard life / occupation, ie; the hrs., days, etc. No one was informed of that previously before deciding to accept the job? Then, when can't handle it & blame the unions & the company? That is nuts. CSX actually does suck - everything, meaning EVERYTHING, could be much better. SAD. Because really that's the fault of both labor AND management.   Name: csx E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years Posted: 11 February 2016 Loc Eng 30 The was the plan the entire time. Now the extra board crews will work all the time instead of sitting home collecting guarantee to do nothing. They will all be worked into the ground. Conductors better not count on getting 6 starts to get any extra time off. They will find a way to reset them. They are lucky that they have any days off. Engineers have it easy. Two days off on most of their boards. Poor conductor still only gets one. Your boots were made for walking so get to walking.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 11 February 2016 Hahahahahahaaaaaaa! My terminal like all terminals have cut jobs to the bone to save money. Now they are calling out extra jobs from the extra boards to switch cars because they can't keep up. Good plan huh? Why don't they just admit defeat? The stock price isn't going to rise no matter what they cut! Nobody is shipping, all commodities are flat. I say it again, when are they gonna cut the trainmasters? THE DEAD WEIGHT? CSX SUCKS!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 10 February 2016 IIRC Sandborn's father died of a heart attack while on duty as the new president of ConRail. I don't think he had a son, so Cindy has to be the son that becomes the RR president FWIW.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year Posted: 08 February 2016 Looks Like Sanborn's father Richard died of a heart attack a while back.....   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 08 February 2016 Not much worry for those two. Even if they're "fired" per se - Ward would probably get some kind of big money severance deal. Sanborn's father still on the Board Of Directors? Wait & see. They'll do OK.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 08 February 2016 I'm hearing Ward and Sanborn are fighting for their jobs right now. If the investors want to see good to average results better show these two the door. Employee morale is at an all time low so when this happens it effects everything from results, efficiency, safety, and ethics. When an employee is concerned about their job everyday where do you think their mind is at? I expect an higher injury rate and more accidents to occur in this climate. So go ahead and keep these two clown in, go ahead and cut more jobs and close more terminals, service less customers because of lack of manpower. If the investors keep these people in they deserve the poor results they will get   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 07 February 2016 Yeah, that kind of sums it up. T&E employees are just numbers to the RRs. Thanks to the government & the unions - the RSA enacted just a few years back; it's better than it used to be.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 07 February 2016 Working for the RR an a Engineer, or Conductor is simply a job for those that have not a life, and no desire to build one. Sleep run freight and sleep. That is it and Retire with a nice bunch of folks and a nice retirement. It might kill you before you get the big payoff at the end. That is the RR   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 05 February 2016 To Peter Nickles, corporate office: You shine a seat with your ass from 9 to 5 in an air conditioned office. You know nothing about the lifestyle of a working man who works on call 24/7. Unions are for the lazy man??? You wouldn't last very long living this lifestyle. Your opinion is not valued.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 04 February 2016 Am with you ape: Read that post: the sob doesn't have any writing skills either. Christ, if people like that are working in corporate offices, no wonder csx is in turmoil. Dumb, ignorant sob should be assigned to a job sweeping floors for a living, if able to handle that.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for N/A Posted: 04 February 2016 Whoever posted the corporate office thing ought to mark-up, get out in the field, do it for a while. Douche bag doesn't have a clue.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 04 February 2016 Is this website csx sucks or rail unions suck? Penalty Claims: My UTU LC & GC have done quite well, as far as collecting claims for me. Just make sure when 1st submitted, they're valid & if denied (usually are as I do understand that thousands go to payroll and have to be researched); I turn them over to the LC, along with proper info needed; they're forwarded to the GC, & I just sit back & wait for the $$. Good luck to all. Soon......adios to csx for me.   Name: Peter nickles E-mail: PN@gmail.com Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years Posted: 04 February 2016 You all cry about the Standards and Professionalism. Unions are for the lazy man these days. There is no 1920's style factor or employee treatment anymore! CSX employee have some of the best benefits around and yet you all complain. Makes sense, that all union guys do. Suck it up, and stop your crying and relentless search for a handout.   Name: EX LC E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years Posted: 04 February 2016 Members Cold hard facts.... Unions have no back bone and only care about losing the kick backs they get under the table from the carrier. The writing was on the wall when they started settling our claims for 50 cents on the dollar with the excuse it was better for the members to get what they could settle for now than dragging it out for years BULLSHIT! The carrier agreed and signed those agreement fully aware of the language that was written in it. An 8 hour penalty claim is an 8 hour penalty claim no matter how many times a claim is submitted because of their blatant violation of it. If they had any balls like the old unions did they would stand their ground and make them pay. Hit them in the pocket book where it hurts them the most. Instead they are soft and weak and are a total embarrassment to unions of the past that didn't allow the boss man to be an indian giver and take back the word they signed! The days of the old unions with back bones are gone!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 04 February 2016 I MYSELF HAVE WATCHED OUR UNION LEADERS CONTINUE TO TURN A BLIND EYE TO ALL THE PROBLEMS WE SEE TODAY. YEARS AGO IF A COMPANY OFFICIAL GAVE ME A HARD TIME, I WENT TO THE UNION AND REPORTED THE GUY, IT STOPPED REAL FAST. TODAY WHEN A COMPANY OFFICIAL GIVES ME A HARD TIME, I REPORT HIM TO THE UNION AND THE REPLY I GET IS....."THEY CAN DO THAT." "DO WHAT THE COMPANY WANTS." THE UNION DOESN'T REPRESENT AND FIGHT FOR YOU ANYMORE. THEY ARE TOO BUSY SPENDING YOUR MONEY AT CONVENTIONS GETTING DRUNK! I ONCE SAW AN ARTICLE A FEW YEARS BACK FROM THE UNION STATING HOW WE HAVE TO PRESERVE THE AGREEMENTS THAT WE HAVE. SINCE THEN AGREEMENTS HAVE CONTINUED TO BE GIVEN AWAY FOR NO REASON. THEY SELLOUT THE AGREEMENTS DURING CONTRACT TALKS TO KEEP THOSE BIG PAYING UNION JOBS. IN OTHER WORDS, SCREW THE MEMBERSHIP, ITS ALL ABOUT ME ME ME. WE ALSO DON'T NEED TWO UNIONS! WE NEED ONE UNION THAT ISN'T SO TOP HEAVY.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years Posted: 03 February 2016 Until now, never thought I would write to a forum like this. A friend told me about it. All is interesting. Got over 8 yrs. in on the RR now after losing decent prior jobs account different reasons I had no control of. Was happy to get my 1st union job. My Dad said a union is only as strong as it's membership. Lots of constant complaining about the RR & the union. Nothing ever seems to be appreciated. Been around long enough to hear and see that a lot of workers are big loudmouths -- talk the talk but don't walk the walk. Is the same with the RR. Old heads with lots of time have told me that's the way its always been. Not a wonderful world by any means but at least I have a job, vacation, plds, insurance, a retirement plan. I have to keep at it. Csx does suck. Many things could be and should be better.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 03 February 2016 Union, friend / family, for yrs., RLA: Long, drawn out National Contract Negotiations, Section 6 Notices (wish lists), penalty time claims, Arbitration, Mediation, etc. LMRDA: UTU's Constitution contains instructions: - Charges & Trials of Officers. Should a member choose, he/she could hire a Labor Attorney and/or deal with the US DOL if they feel they've been misrepresented. Elect to become a dues objector. Good luck with all/any of that. 90% of the time it's the RR I get upset with. No doubt, it'd be a real nightmare working for a non-union csx. Back to csx sucks.   Name: hogger21 E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year Posted: 03 February 2016 sick of hearing the blind defense of the unions and allowing them to continue to misrepresent us. all these stone-cold union diehards need to stop toeing the party line and admit there needs to be reforms and/or new leadership. don't bash anyone for saying so I for one don't enjoy paying for lobbying groups and who knows what else! We need a strong union and lately all I am hearing is how everyone is unhappy/fed up   Name: SP Engineer E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 02 February 2016 Speaking of union officers: There cannot be a worse group than on the UP side in Colton, CA. The General Chairman and his Local officer are the highest paid within the entire union. The GC makes more that the International President and at least 100,000.00 more than next highest paid GC with comparable membership. Here's the kicker; the GC was also collecting reserve board pay inspite of the bylaws restrictions for full-time General Committee officers. The west coast terminal is a proving ground for the rail carrier's agenda for undermining agreements...because the trail of payouts are endless!   Name: conductor E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 02 February 2016 union Was told that's were I would find the bill of rights for union members. was also told the union was supposed to tell us about them when we were hired and they never did! After reading everything I can see why they kept quiet about them!   Name: union E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years Posted: 02 February 2016 Conductor 30 NO you got it wrong! The RLA has absolutely nothing to do with federal laws and regulations set down by the government for the establishment and running of any union that represents any working group including railroad workers. The RLA allows railroad workers the guaranteed right to establish representation. The LMRDA clearly details how a union can form, regulate and conduct its business within its organization and with its members. The RLA has NO AUTHORITY over a unions formation or internal regulations. If your union is corrupt or failing to represent the members to the fullest extent possible the members have recourse and have every right to seek outside assistance for relief. The day the union took your first dime was the day they agreed to represent you. Failure to follow through with those promises is a breach of agreement.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 02 February 2016 The UnionsShouldWorkForYou & union democracy posters only got it half-assed. = = Must be co. moles/trolls or want-to-be. Railroaders: References to the LMRDA should also include references to the RLA, which was enacted long prior. Unions perfect? Heck no. Full time big-shots do just fine income & benefit wise. But they can be replaced, voted out. RR companies are not employee friendly. Are any companies really very caring\friendly to workers? Any member who rags on their union organization ought to do a term or two as a local rep. - - that alone is a real ear & eye opening education. RRs would like nothing better than to have even weaker unions - so everyone, please think hard & long about trying to become dues objectors.   Name: UnionsShouldWorkForYou E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years Posted: 01 February 2016 Have the UTU/BLE Disappointed you AGAIN? Do you think they should be fighting for your benefits/rights as an employee, not giving away everything at each contract? Do you feel that even if we cant "get something better" at each contract then the Unions should just maintain what we have instead of trading it away for small, taxable "bonuses"? Do you think the Union Leadership is working for THEIR best interests, not yours (which is why the BLE/UTU merger never happened!)? Do you feel YOU have NO POWER against this??!! NO, NO, NO!! YOU HAVE POWER!!! You might ask, "well I am forced to be in the Union even if I don't want to be and/or they aren't a strong- member focused Union anymore".......it is true, the Rail Labor Act keeps railroaders in Unions and you have no choice about joining- HOWEVER YOU have the RIGHT to REFUSE to pay all of your hard earned paycheck to these increasingly corrupt rail Unions and their backroom deals and disrespect of their membership. That's right, you can become what's called a "non-consenting member". This means you refuse to participate in the Union(s) as a full dues paying member, instead you are put on their books as being in the Union but only pay a small portion of dues that are related to the collective bargaining agreement. All of the MAJORITY of the dues which go to lobbying, political functions, paying leadership etc.- will not be charged to you. Actually dues drop to the range of 12-25/mo. Now you cant vote on the contracts, cant go to meetings, cant use any "benefits" and cant do pretty much anything with the Union. By LAW they are still to defend you if you get in trouble/discipline. Why am I telling you all of this? Not to destroy Unions or tell you not to want to be in one, but to PROTEST the Unions behavior and effect a change in them. Money is the only thing that gets people like these to respond to our demands and cutting off their flow will wake them up. If entire locations/workplaces all did this at the same time it would send a message surely. This is almost like striking on the Union itself, only with its money (dues). Will this type of action be harsh? Absolutely. Will some people call participators "traitors" and "Union haters"? 100% likely! But when people stand around and do nothing to defend themselves, they will be stripped of their lives and liberty surely. Please consider protesting the Unions anti-membership behaviors and become "Non-consenting Members" to make them realize OUR voice the MEMBERS are who they answer to! The Unions are required to post your right to do this action, they usually put it in a small blurb once a year in their newsletters/magazines. They claim you can only put an application in once a year to do this but you have the right to do it anytime you like, there has been upheld legal precedents for it   Name: broker E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years Posted: 29 January 2016 Other A federal court order was filed for a full investigation of BNSF, UP and CSX for secretly meeting and discussing interference in the negotiations of a merger with the NS. Waiting to see what happens with this strong arm tactic that was taken. CSX had no comment for the press.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 29 January 2016 Conductor, 1-10 yrs.: Dissatisfied with the UTU as a member? Switch, join the ble-little T. That outfit can handle\solve all your present & future issues and problems. NOT! ---------------------------------------------------------------- APE: Unions exist because politicians still allow them. Consider what it'd be like with a totally conservative republican government, no union representation at all. Everyone is entitled to their opinion(s) but try to think more open mindedly & not post what very many believe are totally ignorant foolish words.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 28 January 2016 UTU has no backbone!!! And CSX employees are forced to pay them for nothing. All they have done is loose jobs, loose bonuses, loose demand days, and loose stock shares for there employees. Keep up the terrible job UTU. UTU will probably have robots running trains by the end of the year.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 30+ years Posted: 28 January 2016 If any railroader votes for a Democrat you deserve what you get..Fuck the UTU and the Democrats..especially the one in DC.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for N/A Posted: 27 January 2016 Union Pacific Board of Directors will hold an emergency meeting in order to lure Canadian National's CEO (Claude Mongeau) into running the Union Pacific after a possible merger. Canadian National is the only railroad that had sustained profits in spite of the difficult head winds!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Engine repair, for 1-10 years Posted: 23 January 2016 I heard Russell was next to be cut anyone heard?   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 23 January 2016 Start cutting TRAINMASTERS! Years ago there was like 1 trainmaster per terminal, and he covered miles of territory.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 21 January 2016 Shouldn't be a shock or surprise to anyone considering things..... Wonder when & IF they'll ever cut\reduce the size of the board of directors & other "big shot" positions?   Name: LC E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years Posted: 21 January 2016 Great Lakes Hold on to your money guys. Management members just had a big meeting and word is the entire meeting consisted of nothing other than discussions on how to cut more jobs. Avon yard was the biggest topic. So don't be stupid and blow your money on anything expensive. The company is putting motors into storage as we speak.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 20 January 2016 The problem with the CAPS system is that it never resets itself..the only way you get get points reduced is if you don't mark off..also a major problem is you are deducted points even with a valid medical issue..if I go to the doctor I'm still deducted points..that's a joke..Also you can't compare T/E jobs to other careers..who else is on call 24/7..also it's crazy to have one attendance policy for everyone..not all freight pools have assigned off days and you have to depend on getting 6 starts to get any time off..then the company will purposely reset you to ensure you don't get 6 starts   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years Posted: 19 January 2016 if your employed at csx for less then a year, shut the fuck up. that's my opinion .you haven't been here long enough to cry and pout about anything. you haven't been shit on or fucked with long enough to post anything on here. you don't like it quit, go work somewhere else .I wish I could quit.I be gone tomorrow , but have to much to lose to start over at a new job at my age. I know people that worked for conrail in the early 80's that had 13 years seniority and had to pack up and move to a new terminal 300 miles away to work. railroads are up and down business. jobs have always been cut, furloughs during slow times, yards closings isn't new and there use to be 5 man crews on road trains reduced to 2.and I'm sure more bad news is coming.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 19 January 2016 Dan Labyak from the Jacksonville office had a long affair with a friends wife. Pos destroyed families due to his selfishness.   Name: todd Novac E-mail: todd novac .com Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 19 January 2016 todd novac is a company snitch with Joe ill blow you kazy novac snitch his way back to get his job back when convicted o stealing money from his union . watch him boys   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for N/A Posted: 18 January 2016 And........ when you "streamline" per se, and your co. is profitable all across the board, it's a much more attractive merger partner, takeover, buyout target. Big shots will always do just fine.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 18 January 2016 Old King Coal is NOT the merry old money making soul it was for the RRs (& others). Abandoning, closing, cutting back, leasing out\selling lines & terminals, furloughing employees, etc., etc. = = PLANS FOR THOSE ACTIONS HAVE NO DOUBT BEEN IN THE WORKS FOR A WHILE & the average joe union worker(s) can only play catch-up. At least two brand new intermodal terminals are being planned (PA & NC), yes/no? Economy has slowed (for now), but it seems they're still willing to heavily invest in that type of business, so they must have ideas, plans for the future. Gambling & relying on that Gateway thing? If so then they're probably not near done with streamlining.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 1-10 years Posted: 18 January 2016 Who's making the decisions to lay off? ATT: Idiots laying off in Jax: Lay off the people over 65 who NEED to retire. Leave the people alone that have young families, that can work, and work hard. Operations 101. Learn it.   Name: legal E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years Posted: 18 January 2016 Crews The last post hit the nail right on the head. DO NOT start turning on each other. Now is the time to stick together. The company is slowly being torn down and jobs are being downsized at an alarming rate. With merger rumors and competitive scare tactics in place anything could happen at the drop of a hat. You are workers in the trench. No more value than the lab rats used to test poison. The stockholders and investors pockets are more important than you. You are a number easily replaced. Your unions have shown they have little power if any at protecting your jobs. Anyone who has spent any time reading this site or posting on it knows that any time a touchy subject is brought up for discussion or comments that may cause embarrassment to the company are posted, the company mole pops up and post comments that are distracting and usually geared to offend someone to deliberately start an argument. PLEASE DO NOT FALL FOR IT! These moles are paid by the csx legal department and csx public safety affairs department. Do not allow yourself to be drawn into their web. If they are posting on here, you have obviously hit a nerve.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for Less than 1 year Posted: 18 January 2016 Guys let's keep the focus on where it needs to be and not on each other. The morale is the lowest I've seen on CSX and that's saying something. Jacksonville is the problem, not the guy sitting to the left or right of you. Look at what Sanborn has done.implemented this horrible CAPS system, the new discipline system, and closing down terminals..which I just heard she is shutting down Montgomery yard and abandoning track in Florida and Mississippi..which will lead to more terminals closing..This woman is the problem..keep things in perspective.."THE BITCH" is killing us..at this rate nobody will have a job   Name: WOW! E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 30+ years Posted: 17 January 2016 JESUS!!!! Please help these poor moles posting to realize that popping out of the wood work with a topic from who knows where(bashing engineers) isn't going to draw any attention away from the sandborn bashing or any other true facts being posted here about the state of csx at the moment. Ok company mole...you want to be fair, how about putting a post about the conductors who wont shut the window when its 20 below because they are too fat and cant handle heat in the winter. How about the ones who smoke so bad the engineer has to go home or to the hotel smelling like his stinking nasty cigs. or the ones who make a bed as soon as the train rolls out and leaves the engineer doing everything by himself all night. See company mole, things work both ways... Now that my post has evened the score you can go back under your rock.... Keep up the good work crews no matter who you are stuck with on your next trip and keep the mole under his rock!   Name: investor E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years Posted: 17 January 2016 CSX crew Watch BNSF closely. Latest report from investment companies have it that BNSF had a meeting and stated very clearly that a move with the NS would force CSX to consolidate. There is no way CSX can compete with a merger between BNSF and NS. Word around the investment circle has it that BNSF wants both of them....   Name: ??? E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 1-10 years Posted: 17 January 2016 LC'S Sitting home furloughed.....How come avon has 11 spots on their conductor extra board and only 7 guys assigned to it? How come we aren't getting called back to fill them. I heard the company likes to run the guys into the ground working them to death until they all start marking off sick then they call guys back. Is this true because they are already short handed.. Should I hold off looking for another job?   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years Posted: 16 January 2016 You are right..Fuck CSX..and Ward and Sanborn..and all these other CSX clowns..this company is ruined..when the employees get fucked..we turn around and fuck the company..going to see more trains dogged and nobody to recrew them..keep up the good work Cindy..you fuckING evil bitch..   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 15 January 2016 FUCK CSX. I HOPE THE CREWS GIVE YOU A DAILY FUCKING UP THE ASS JUST LIKE YOU GAVE SO MANY OF US. I HOPE THE GREAT LAKES PRECIOUS 008 DERAILS DAILY SO YOU CAN LOSE YOUR ONLY GOOD CONTRACT. FUCK CSX.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years Posted: 13 January 2016 Railroad shareholders are bleeding red ink: CSX is the first RR to report earnings from the last quarter and Wall Street is not happy. You will see more pain at the pump by way of harassment and more lay-offs!   Name: deez nuts E-mail: rimmie_crays@yahoo.com Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 1-10 years Posted: 12 January 2016 Big meeting today more cuts are coming in the Florence   Name: John Sepesy E-mail: Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 10-20 years Posted: 11 January 2016 trainmasters don't normally post on sites like this but it is true joe ''lazy'' Kazy is a snitch!!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years Posted: 11 January 2016 Well I can honestly say no I've never met Ms. Sanborn and honestly have no desire to meet her. Of course we will never have to worry about meeting her because she never comes out in the field. Probably smart unless she is being escorted by a security detail. She made the decision to close Erwin but didn't have enough guts to show up in Erwin to announce it. Sorry but I want someone with some guts running this place..not a backboneless coward like her. Have enough guts to look those folks in the eye and tell them you are shutting their terminal..she couldn't do it..fuck that evil bitch..she can rot..I hope sooner than later   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 11 January 2016 Warning to everyone in Collinwood. Joe Kazy is a snitch and a freaking liar!! This guy has been telling management everything. The guy lies about everything and doesn't have a backbone whatsoever!!! Just ask around. Everyone is starting to notice!! Maybe he's management??   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 10 January 2016 Remember many useful (free) benefits - medical, tuition - fitness, etc. are both desirable and readily available to people working a regular daylight schedule in a HQ building. The rest of us have limited access as "schedule permits" which often means NO in practice. However you (CSX) may have IRS tax problems (see your congressman!) if you offer these benefits to certain employees and not others so it must appear that ALL employee's get the benefits, not just the few. It's the spirit that counts, right?   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 10 January 2016 Remember many useful (free) benefits - medical, tuition - fitness, etc. are both desirable and readily available to people working a regular daylight schedule in a HQ building. The rest of us have limited access as "schedule permits" which often means NO in practice. It's the spirit that counts, right?   Name: Investigative Reporter E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 09 January 2016 Locomotive Cameras: The one thing that Railroad Management refuses to discuss is suicide by rails. And that's why the cameras are watching you. When operators enter the work force with personal (marital), medical and financial issues, that is a recipe for disaster. The Amtrak disaster last year was inexplicable to the public, but railroaders quietly know otherwise. The Union Pacific train wreck in Arkansas in August 2014. Researched the crew member. Legal [issues] and employer discipline awaited the crew member. The UP incident that occurred in Stillwell, OK, in July 2012, a crew member was medically disqualified as per the FRA report. The cameras can now prove otherwise when all the financial and medical options have expired for you.   Name: True statement E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 09 January 2016 Wonder when that they will cut management positions? Those idiots are fallen over each other. I know a terminal that only has 12 employees and a trainmaster. So, this company is paying that trainmaster around 90-100k to babysit 12 employees. Lol... This is CSX UPPER MANAGEMENT FOR YOU. This is happening all over the system. Lol ... More management than employees........ What a joke...   Name: LC E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 09 January 2016 Conductor 1-10 Sorry , but welcome to the business world of csx. When they told you in training that you may be furloughed that should have sent up a red flag for you. Im guessing you aren't able to get rr unemployment because you didn't work the required time to be eligible. Its a shame the company was given grant money from the feds to hire you and play this horse and pony show. If you can get another job that starts out at the same rate of pay per hour as you were given when in training I suggest you take it. There are men with 18 years seniority getting set back from engineer to conductor spots and its only going to get worse for the conductors. When vacations start up again there still wont be enough spots to fill. The company has been deliberately violating the union agreement on the caps for vacation, personal and DV leave by reducing them because of manpower shortages THEY CREATED! Unfortunately little can be done outside of federal court because the unions do not have the right to prevent the carrier from making a profit. If not cutting jobs and people hits them in the pocket book and reduces profit and increases future risk for business they are protected. Yes, it sucks but that big business in the good ole U.S.A. If you are not working full time and are being cut back constantly you are considered part time. Talk to your local unemployment office and see what your options are. Make sure you have a copy of your employee history that states you are furloughed. Make them put it in writing in your history. You have that right. There are guidelines for all employers on what the can consider a full time employee or part time. Question you might ask your LC is why should you pay full union dues when you get called back if you are just a part time employee?   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years Posted: 08 January 2016 You can thank Cindy Sanborn for being furloughed. The bitch is working on receiving a big bonus. Fingers crossed we merge with someone soon and her ass is kicked out. Fed up with that evil bitch...   Name: C. Smith E-mail: heavymowing@aol.com Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 07 January 2016 Mr. Hatch, Your views on working in this nation are a little blurred. I am curious as to why. Were you born with a silver spoon or are you used to living on assistance from others. I work for Csx and I do get mad when the company signs a contract to pay employees x amount of dollars for doing a specific job. I have to so up where they say when they say, yet when my check comes there are pay declines or researches for jobs worked. They call me to work. I don't call them. I do the job asked of me so pardon me for thinking I should revive the pay I am owed. This company has not shown a loss in profits in many years. Yet they feel it okay not to properly pay the employees that do the work that earns them their money. If in fact you do work for a living and feel that cheating employees out of their due wages, by all means feel free to walk into your bosses office and tell him how much you love your job and you are willing to work 5 days a week for 4 days pay. If you are like the vast majority of workers you work because you need the money for your family. But if that is not the case for you. My congrats to you. Sent from my iPhone   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 07 January 2016 As a Conductor with only a couple years of service with the railroad I understand the value of seniority. I have less than 10 people below me on the seniority roster, several of which have not even had the opportunity to work since completion of their training due to a swift and abrupt furlough. Though the pay is better than most jobs, recent events have me considering employment elsewhere. I was furloughed for a week or two at a time here and there. Then after being furloughed for several weeks (more like a month or so) they decided to bring myself and most of the others back to work the week prior to Thanksgiving. Upon our return it was non-stop work. Often being called for assignments immediately after our 10 hours of required rest 6+ days a week. I worked into thanksgiving morning and was called out by early that afternoon. This continued through the weeks following. Fortunately after getting off Christmas Eve morning I was able to spend some time at home through Christmas Day which is the most time I had off since we'd been brought back. A week later, they brought in the new year by furloughing us yet again . I guess they had just enough Conductors to keep rolling during the holidays then figured they had little use for us afterwards..though there was no one available to work in the days following our lay-off. Smart move there. That's about all I've got for my rant. I suppose I was forewarned prior to accepting my employment of the possibility of a furlough. But to lay-off your employees and bring them back just to lay them off again several different times in a year thus preventing them from getting another job in the mean time and ultimately leaving them with the option to earn no money for weeks at a time and hope to be working again soon OR simply quit is just an absolutely absurd way to run a company as big as CSX.   Name: JAX E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years Posted: 07 January 2016 Hire watchdog Thankyou mole.....keep up the good work   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 06 January 2016 CSX & UP is a possible takeover target by Blackstone Group (BX). Blackstone Group specializes in raiding undervalued companies with strong balance sheets. Seeking Alpha...   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 05 January 2016 Awe poor Csx, is your stock dropping , why? Because you suck really bad and have no clue of what your doing   Name: Hire Watchdog E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for Less than 1 year Posted: 05 January 2016 Hire watchdog to the the supplies. CSX doesn't want clerks then hire RR buffs to do it. They blow soooo good!!   Name: OSHA E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for N/A Posted: 03 January 2016 Car repair First if your union rep told you they would fire you for sure if you filed an on the job injury and would not represent you, then you have the grounds to sue your union. Read your rights under the LMRDA. Get on line and read them. What your rep has told you is against the law. It has nothing to do with the railroad labor act. It is laws that are set down by the federal government. Second, what you have done is set yourself up as a whistleblower on this site. Call OSHA immediately and speak to a representative. Make an appointment with a good labor law lawyer. File charges against your union for failure to represent you to the fullest extent of your agreement. The comments made to you are grounds for a full blown lawsuit. Your union has admitted to you that they are fully aware the company will fire you for claiming an on the job injury. Time is of the most importance. GET ON IT!   Name: Out of Supplies E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years Posted: 02 January 2016 Out of supplies? No Brainer! You have corrupt union officers who are indifferent to what they are required to do. Start posting their names and numbers on this site and call those Wiesels out...including the General Chairmen!   Name: EL NINO E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 02 January 2016 El Nino Is Coming: No need to worry about the attendance policy come El Nino! Massive floodings will take place for over 2 months. The railroads will be at the mercy of mother nature. Sell your stock holdings as soon as possible, the railroads will suffer massive losses due to wash-outs and a lack of preparations!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 02 January 2016 AND Don't forget OSHA. A--hole RR company dicks think they only have to answer to the US DOT / FRA = Nope. In addition, states have laws, regulations, rules. And the whistleblower act is nationwide.   Name: watchdog E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 02 January 2016 UP is down???? How much has csx lost? How much coal revenue has been lost? How many jobs were lost this year? How bad are the bonuses this year? Csx cant hold a candle to the UP revenue. GO AWAY TROLL... DONT LIKE THE POST COMING OUT ON THE EXPOSURE OF POOR CONDITIONS WITH THE CLERKS GONE??? TOO BAD! Go back and tell your powers to be to get a clue!   Name: UP Management Is Lost E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 02 January 2016 UP is coming apart at the seams...! Freight revenue is down 27% from the last quarter. UP is now an official takeover target of the Canadian National. Jim Young is turning over in his freshly-dug grave!   Name: LEGAL E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for N/A Posted: 01 January 2016 All employees You are a tax paying resident of the state you live in and are therefore protected by all state laws. CSX is regulated by the federal government but is bound to follow all state laws and regulations set forth by the state where your terminal is located. The company is owned by a "civilian" corporation. It is not owned by the federal government. If you experience a situation you feel is unhealthy in your place of work, you have a right to report this to your county health department. It is suggested that you report your situation to your medical department first. They may or may not take action. Take the first step within your company. If they fail to address the situation you have every right to take whatever steps are necessary to insure you are working in a healthy environment. You have this right by state law. There is no doubt that your county health department will be reluctant to step on the toes of a class 1 railroad. but once the report is filed there is a paper trail. You will need this if it is comes to the point that a more stringent route needs to be taken. You health and safety comes first.   Name: wow E-mail: Employed as: CSX Customer, for N/A Posted: 31 December 2015 wow csx will stop at nothing. There ruthless and don't care.   Name: LC E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 30 December 2015 TO ALL EMPLOYEES If your supervisors fail to stock supplies as needed and you must fill printers with paper, replace ink cartridges, take out the trash or use toilet paper out of crew packs while in a csx building FILL OUT A CLAIM for co mingled service under clerical work performed. Claim an 8 hour basic day. They will deny this claim and tell you it is not a valid claim for your craft. Submit it IMMEDIATELY to your local chairman. If you DO NOT want to become the replacement for the clerks, start getting these claims filed now! It is the duty of the supervisors to do the work that was left behind by the removal of the clerks. You are conductors and engineers. YOU ARE NOT janitors or garbage collectors. It is beneath you to do such jobs and you are not paid to do so. Upper management created this problem and it is their duty to handle it. GET THOSE CLAIMS FILED!   Name: no supplies E-mail: Employed as: Brakeman, for 20-30 years Posted: 30 December 2015 hey has any one noticed, no clerks/drivers = garbage over flowing in trash cans, no toilet paper, no soap to wash our hands, no paper towels to dry our hands, printers out of toner or low so our bulletins and release forms are faded when printed ,that's if your lucky to have paper in the printer. kinda sounds like the penn central when people had to bring supplies in from home , everything from toilet paper to light bulbs. the big difference is penn central lost a million dollars a day vs. csx crying that profits are down a bit. everything looks good on paper to cut ,but I bet you cindys and mikes bathrooms are stocked.   Name: REASON E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 27 December 2015 Other non When a topic is important or contains info that is most likely going to put a burr under the companies saddle it IS BEST to post it under every topic. The little moles that are sitting in the legal office and at home who are being paid by csx to monitor this site on a daily basis and come back with retaliating post find it a little more annoying to post their distracting crap on every forum. They have a harder time distracting everyone in every forum. Sorry if it is an issue with you but your needs are not greater than the whole! So before you bash anyone for posting in every forum, look at the content. READ IT VERY CLOSELY. Read the message. Yes there are some who do this while just venting but the majority have a message that most miss.... perhaps you missed it in the last repetitive post! We haven't heard from you in awhile NOMO! Hope you had a Merry Christmas! KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK ATOM SMASHER!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years Posted: 24 December 2015 I have never been witness to as much B.S that is going on within this miss-managed corporation as I have the last few months before retirment. I will start with the amount of stealing occurring in the payroll, benefits and LR departments. Any one employee can look at there check stub on payday and just shake there head and try to move on. Your union sure isn't going to step up to the plate. The company goes and shuts down Erwin. I as well as other employees didn't at first accept these men with open arms and some still don't. I blamed the company for this at first. Who has stopped to do any critical thinking into the cause of the problem? Has anyone thought about the idea that there local chairman and general chairman helped ruin there lives? I heard nothing good about these folks from the Erwin men. They seemed to have a real problem with there locals over there. You have to remember if you've been on the railroad for at least 30 plus you will know the old gateway wasn't known for being a group who stuck together. The men up there have sold each other out for years. Now I cant help but to look at some of these men's faces and listen to there stories and feel nothing but sympathy. No help from unions or company. What a shame! I also know that it doesn't take a dummy to realize that trainmasters and road Forman's aren't needed on todays railroad in such large amounts. E.R.A.D tattles on the engineer so we know someone in FL knows before your manager says you stretched braked. Same for trainmasters who e-test with radar guns. E.R.A.D already told on the crew. The only real test that managers can do is banner testing and rules compliance. On the rules compliance side I saw 3-5 managers at a time handling that. Some managers set their own hours and aren't seen but maybe once week. Don't get me started on the waste of division management. But what does CSX do you ask? Simply cut clerks who transport crews safely, clean facilities from top to bottom, pickle the yard. Cut other job titles which have meaningful responsibilities. Has Mike, Fredrick, Cindy etc. cut there salaries, bonuses and stock options this year? NO they haven't and everyone already knew the answer. What is it going to take for the future of this railroad and others to say enough is enough? When will you bargain together as the hard working men and woman and tell your union and the company your fed up and walk for better treatment. Stop letting this sorry excuse for an American company run over you! Quit letting your union tell you not to because someone's getting kick backs to keep you down.   Name: ????? E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 23 December 2015 MERRY MEERY CHRISTMAS Merry Christmas and a happy new year to all and to those who donated to atom smasher a special thanks to you! He has had this site up and running for so many years and has allowed the csx employees a place to vent as well as discuss topics that are detrimental to their work place. Even though we have moles from the company who frequent this site to cause distractions we have managed to keep topics of importance up and running. You may NOT BELIEVE THIS but there have been several rules changed over the years after they have been posted and discussed in great length on this site. If a rule is WRONG, ILLEGAL, IMPOSSIBLE TO FOLLOW OR JUST PLAIN OUTRIGHT STUPID the best way to change it is to bring it out to the public on this site for review. Embarrassment leads to CHANGE. CSX no longer requires the conductor to get off his train and watch another train go by on the greatlakes division. A rule topic that was posted on here in great lengths and proven to be a safety hazard has now been changed. Keep up the good work and continue to use this site to your advantage. As for the posters who are on here and stealing space with the UP railroad bashing, we believe they are once again someone from management trying to distract the csx employees from previous topics.   Name: UP Conductor E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 21 December 2015 I wish the CN would take over the UP and get rid of these MOPAC mules that have ruined the UP with their idiotic way of running a RR. This Company has become a real joke to work for. Come on with it Buffet and Gates!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 19 December 2015 RE: Merger News... The Big Hedge Fund Players are looking at a Canadian National takeover of the Union Pacific. Bill Gates is the largest shareholder of the Canadian National. It's possible that Gates and Warren Buffett (owner of the Burlington Northern), could share another common bond of financial interest. So far, UP has a decent balance sheet in spite of recent higher cash burns. Canadian National is a lot more efficient with fewer employees per revenue generated. The combined railroads would save over 2 Billion in operating and administrative efficiencies alone.   Name: Meltdown with UP E-mail: Employed as: CSX Customer, for N/A Posted: 17 December 2015 If CSX merges with the UP, We will stop business with the CSXT. They can't move horse manure. Moving America my A$$. They are out to destroy it. Go with BNSF, we have had very good results.   Name: KYLE E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 17 December 2015 Investor; Like what I read, but you don't want to deal with the STUPID PACIFIC Railroad. They are not a Railroad. They are a Corporation that pretends to be a RR. Go with mergering he BNSF/CSX and put money back in your trackage/plant/power and YOUR EMPLOYEES and the Experience and the safe ones. And stop the harrasement and invest in your work force. CSXT and BNSF might end up buying the UP and running off those MOPAC Managers. That needs to be done.   Name: investor E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for N/A Posted: 16 December 2015 RUMORS RUMORS RUMORS I don't think I have ever seen a site so full of hen on the fence rumors in my life. NO ONE IN THEIR RIGHT MIND would even want to consider touching csx while it is in a complete mess. First, they lost their butts in the coal industry. They also took a beating in the grain industry by showing favoritism to the crude oil companies. The feds had to step in and rescue the grain farmers from complete bankrupt and order csx to open the books and prove they were treating them fairly. Another big joke. They now have a division that is sucking them dry(Huntington) and will have to make some major moves to recoup the loss from this hole. Padding the logs and books and crunching numbers to make the stock holders happy can only last so long. UP reported a worth of 5.8 billion in 2015. Don't even think for one moment CSX can come up with books to match that! There are several major railroads who could come up with the cash to take on the csx mess if they wanted to but why would they. The ones with a brain will sit back and watch the hole get deeper and deeper. When the hole sinks deep enough and it looks like csx cant swim anymore that's when the sharks will move in and the bidding war will begin. If the STB and Feds allow such a move it will be so tightly controlled by the government it will take years to settle it. A merger of the UP and CSX lines will basically mean a major takeover of the rail system in the united states. A major monopoly move over all the other railroads. Have any of you ever taken a real good look at the rail lines owned by the UP. They are massive. Put them together with the csx lines and then you will get an idea of the massive shipping competition that will be created for the other railroads. Don't expect it to happen any time soon!   Name: CBrown E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years Posted: 16 December 2015 A pat on the backs of all the Carmen in Erwin for standing up and coming together to fight back at CSX. Per their contract, all are suppose to receive pay depending on years of service even after furlough. Collectively around 8 million will be owed to these carmen employees! Keep up the fight!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 15 December 2015 Merger News: Ideally, Every railroader would probably prefer working with the BNSF. The BNSF is slightly ahead of the UP in revenue. The UP'S profit margins are a little higher...but the BNSF spends about$2 Billion more in capital improvements (If all capital expenditures were equal, the BNSF would earn $2 Billion more than the UP). Those improvements are chipping away at UP'S inter-modal business due to additional main line infrastructure expansions and management's operational approach to efficiently operating trains. The BNSF management will rarely stop a train and ask crews for the rule of the day...while the UP strategy is exactly the opposite. Unnecessary train delays creates a flow back effect when the lead train crew runs short of working time and the trains following suffers the same fate. UP managers tend to be promoted based on head (firings) hunting...not operational skills. Considering the amount of improvements the BNSF is making, the UP could be a takeover within 5 years if not sooner--due to continuing decline of revenue and accelerating administrative cost. The top six executives on the UP will earned over$150 million including a deceased employee (2015 prospectus). Warren Buffett, the owner of the BNSF, was asked: The UP is in your back yard, why didn't you buy it? His response was simply: The Management! 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year Posted: 11 December 2015 Just quit take your life back rail road is for losers they make you believe it's good pay but is it really what are you giving up,retirement 90% of you will never see it get out enjoy life you only got one csx could care less about you 

 Name: Hedge Funder E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 11 December 2015 BNSF takeover of the NSC: This deal possibly would in effect expose the CSX to the UP. Although both companies have sub-par management. A head hunting expedition would take place to find a suitable experience railroader for the combined companies. CSX is an absolute buy at its current price with an additional upside potential of 30%. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years Posted: 10 December 2015 I wish Sanborn would drop dead..then she couldn't screw up anymore 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 10 December 2015 There's a lot of brain-washed ball-rubbing suck-asses who got their positions because of Ms. Sanborn & still have to rely upon her. 

 Name: HelloImMichaelWard E-mail: Mward@cex.com Employed as: Corporate office, for 1-10 years Posted: 10 December 2015 I really wish Cindy would hurry up and go make the announcement that we are dissolving the Huntington Division 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 10-20 years Posted: 10 December 2015 Best thing we can hope for is a merger with UP..then Ward and Sanborn is out of here..that bitch has destroyed CSX..like father like daughter.. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 09 December 2015 To the Erwin guy--how do you expect guys to feel about you showing up? The company are screwing the guys you are rolling more than they did you. These guys that are being rolled are not going to get 60 days pay or paid to qualified. There are so many of you guys that guys are going to have trouble staying in the Tennessee seniority district and will have to go to Alabama, Georgia, Florida, or who knows where to hold a job. What about their families, cars, homes,etc..What's CSX GOING to do for these guys.....not 1 damn thing..60 days pay means a lot when you have to qualify for free and pay for your own lodging on both ends of the road..these guys being displaced are getting fucked more than you are 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 09 December 2015 I'm very sorry that some feels like the "erwin guys" are invading your terminal. To that person you have no idea what it feels like to walk into work one day and have them say we are closing the terminal down as of right now! All the hours and sleepless nights waiting on the phone to ring, all those family events missed for a I'm sorry guys we can't keep this terminal open. I'm sorry you feel that way about us but we have families, kids and loved ones to support and that also share our pain of not only loosing our jobs but homes, automobiles and the closeness we all shared in a small terminal. I don't want to be here anymore than you want us here but the company put us in this sitituation so here we are. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Brakeman, for 20-30 years Posted: 09 December 2015 I apologize . but if you read my post UP, I said nothing about guarantees. my point was about yard rates and road mileages rates are by a national contract. yes guarantees may differ on different railroads. i once worked a road board that had no guarantee and yet the yard board did at the time. so yes if you work at a railroad that pays more for guarantees, you may make more. i work at a terminal where the boards are trimmed so much ,no one every has a chance to collect a guarantee. all I was saying is we all work under the same national contract for pay rates. 

 Name: up E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years Posted: 09 December 2015 Brakeman 10-20 You are dead wrong. I work for the UP and our extra board men(cond. And engineers) make a hell of alot more on their guarantee than the cn, NS and csx crews. Agreements differ all over the system. Better check w your lc. Example would be the flat rate of 410.00 the cnic crews get for 10 hrs of work. Do your homework. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Brakeman, for 20-30 years Posted: 08 December 2015 everybody gets paid the same rate. if you work for the up,bnsf,csx,ns, or kcs .all those railroads negotiate with the utu and the blet on a national contract, I'm not sure about the cn or cp operations or other class 2 unionized railroads.also some old heads get paid a little more with other compensation, like they get exta money for loosing the brakeman. so no bnsf and the ns don't get paid more. the may make more depending on how many miles there road pool is. yard starts is $240.66 for yard foreman. so no you cant make more at the ns , unless the road pool is longer then the one your in now. oh ya do 65 on the main in a 60 and hit some one and see how that works out for ya. they cant do anything to you if the trains late,unless you did something on purpose to delay it.   Name: see it all E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 08 December 2015 LOCO 10-20 Screw the guy who says your a phony. We on the greatlakes division know exactly what you are talking about. We have an intermodal train over here that you would think GOD, gold from fort knox and the president were all on it at once. Old head engineers are so brainwashed into thinking this thing is so important they will run it with way too many PW and DB on line per the rules. If we heard it once we heard it a millions times from them..... They don't care they just want it across the road and rolling up at a certain time. Their kiss butt crap makes the other engineers who have years left to work look like shit when they refuse to violate the powered wheel rules and they are just trying to protect their jobs. That's all fine and good for old heads who just have a year left to work. If something goes wrong and it derails all over the place old boy engineer wont have to explain it in his investigation after the downloads are turned in because there wont be any. Bet your bottom dollar a young fresh on the seat engineer will be looking at street time. Nice to know now that the company has this crap going on all over the system.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 07 December 2015 TOTAL PHONY----read it yourself------Wow what a Phony. +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 05 December 2015 Very unprofessional, dishonest company. The only thing going for them is their numbers, and the number of dumbasses who believe their products are being shipped on time. First, I have many times operated on the CSX UPS trains. These are intermodal trains that contain UPS trailers, which are the highest priority of train, as we need to get these trains to the east coast and back to Chicago without wasting a minute. With this comes compromises in safety. Some of us are required to push the train to 65mph instead of the track speed of 60mph out here in OH/PA/NY because these trains are called the "Getcha Fired" trains. You better hope their isn't any speed restrictions or train-hitting-car or derailment incident. The officials don't give a shit about you, you will be scolded upon. I was threatened of my job placement by bringing the Q010 train 42 minutes late. Well, you can't haul freight over 850 miles the same exact time, every time. Also, their pay is shit compared to NS and BNSF. I'm seriously thinking of joining NS, all my rail buddies who came to CSX from NS regret their move, and NS cares about their workers, and has a much more safe, relaxed, and friendly environment. And oh yeah, I can make over$9,500 more a year! Same position. :) 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 05 December 2015 Very unprofessional, dishonest company. The only thing going for them is their numbers, and the number of dumbasses who believe their products are being shipped on time. First, I have many times operated on the CSX UPS trains. These are intermodal trains that contain UPS trailers, which are the highest priority of train, as we need to get these trains to the east coast and back to Chicago without wasting a minute. With this comes compromises in safety. Some of us are required to push the train to 65mph instead of the track speed of 60mph out here in OH/PA/NY because these trains are called the "Getcha Fired" trains. You better hope their isn't any speed restrictions or train-hitting-car or derailment incident. The officials don't give a shit about you, you will be scolded upon. I was threatened of my job placement by bringing the Q010 train 42 minutes late. Well, you can't haul freight over 850 miles the same exact time, every time. Also, their pay is shit compared to NS and BNSF. I'm seriously thinking of joining NS, all my rail buddies who came to CSX from NS regret their move, and NS cares about their workers, and has a much more safe, relaxed, and friendly environment. And oh yeah, I can make over $9,500 more a year! Same position. :)   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year Posted: 01 December 2015 IS ABBY ANY MATCH FOR L.B.T.?   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 27 November 2015 bro I've been around you know,having worked through for three train wrecks because of greedy ceos,the infamous nyc,penn central,and comes the conrail,northfork SOUTHERen.CSX. Bros I feel your pain,you are a human and the last memo i got you still have rights. I suggest you look at your magic box and look at your r.r. history,then look CSX and the northFork SUOTHERN,and then look at railroad unions post-civil war author david e. bernstein.From my p.o.v.you may notice an interesting parallel or two regarding our current economic environment.Look at their stock. their rule, when in doubt the safest course must be taken.I myself won the war after losing ever battle. P.S. f.b.i. arrests 11 in probe of massive L.I.R.R. Disability scam,you know the good old boys network and there gravy train.VOTE for DEMOCRATS. .   Name: getting sick E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 26 November 2015 AVON CREWS!!!!!!! THOSE OF YOU WHO TOOK THE FACE TO FACE CLASS AND DIDNT GET PAID FOR THE SECOND DAY OF THE COURSE AND HAD TO GO THROUGH SEVERAL MONTHS OF BULLSHIT TO GET IT PAID MAY STILL BE GETTING SCREWED IN THE DOCUMENTATION OF YOUR TRAINING. GO TO YOUR TRAINING TRAX PAGE ON THE GATEWAY AND DOUBLE CHECK THE STATUS FOR THE TWO COURSES. THERE ARE SEVERAL EMPLOYEES WHO ARE STILL SHOWING THE COURSES AS "NOT STARTED"! THIS IS TOTALLY UNACCEPTABLE AND IS INACCURATE RECORD KEEPING BY THE TRAINING DEPARTMENT. THIS COULD END UP CAUSING YOU TO RECEIVE A LETTER IN THE MAIL WARNING YOU ABOUT NOT TAKING THE COURSE. IF YOU DONT PUT YOUR PAY IN EXACTLY LIKE IT IS EXPECTED THEN YOU DONT GET PAID. IF YOU MISS ONE LITTLE ARTICLE NUMBER IN A CLAIM LABOR RELATIONS DENIES IT BECAUSE OF INADEQUATE INFO PROVIDED. WE ARE EXPECTED TO DO EVERYTHING BY THE BOOK BUT YET THE COMPANY HAS NO PROBLEM PUBLISHING INACCURATE INFO IN THEIR RECORDS IN REGARDS TO YOUR MANDATORY REQUIRED TRAINING. DONT LET THIS GO. CALL THE TRAINING DEPARTMENT AND DEMAND THAT THEY ADEQUATLEY REPORT YOUR FINISHED REQUIRED TRAINING. THERE IS NO EXCUSE FOR THIS INEPT LINE OF REPORTING. ENOUGH IS ENOUGH! HAPPY FRICKIN CSX DOESNT GIVE A CRAP ABOUT OUR RECORDS OR THE HOLIDAYS!   Name: Former LC & LR E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 30+ years Posted: 24 November 2015 APE, No one but an inexperienced fool will really believe or trust that csx will truly & honesty honor anything with anyone, ie: agreements, contracts, promises, etc. [Although big-shots seem to well taken care of.] Csx has very little, if any, honor, integrity, pride. Changes, and a lot of 'em, need to be made.   Name: VLC E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years Posted: 23 November 2015 WAKE UP PEOPLE The start up date for the new Idpapp policy is closing in. You all better be calling your Lc's and finding out what the hell is going to happen with any previous discipline that someone already has on their records. How about the 180 forgiveness right that was agreed upon with the unions. You have no opportunity to work any minors off your record. You had the opportunity to work 3 minors off your record in a three year period and with this new agreement you wont be able to. Get ready for the head hunting. If they want someone gone now they have to write them up 5 times to move them to the next level. That means more stalking of a single employee. Maybe that will create a pattern and that employee could file harassment and discrimination against the stalking supervisors. We all know how this works. How about stacking. Previous agreements stated that a supervisor could not slam you with multiple failures resulting in an employee getting more than one INCIDENT failure for the observation test. Is this still going to be the rule. Will they be allowed to do like a cop does and trump up 5 charges against an employee at one time????? Better start asking questions!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 22 November 2015 Did they close down Barr yard too?.....if not it sure seems like they did.....the black hole.....can't get in ...cant get out....it now takes 2 crews to get a train 110 miles....how's that for productivity.....guess the concern is more about banner testing, someone marking off sick once in awhile , instead of moving freight trains....   Name: Former LC & LR E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 30+ years Posted: 22 November 2015 The very best substantiation is documentation. Submit, turn in: penalty claims and unsafe condition reports.   Name: Crazy company E-mail: Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year Posted: 22 November 2015 This company has finally done something right. Rumor has it that Shelby Trainmaster Dave Benson is going to be forced back to his tools. Is this true? If so,It's about time. He destroyed that terminal. Watch morale boost now.   Name: Not fooled E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years Posted: 22 November 2015 10-20 Welcome back mole. Been a few weeks. Getting cold under your rock. Guessing the post on crews working in the engine houses doing THEIR work rubbed somebody wrong! Go tell your master to stuff it. Just wait till someone gets hurt while working in the engine house shop area doing their jobs. Bet there will be some changes then! YOU THINK! Put in those claims avon and barr yard crews!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 21 November 2015 You heard of abby beazley? I'm sure most of the guys who have worked for and with her have. Sleeps her way to the top just to get a raise. Thanks for the lay abby   Name: loco E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 21 November 2015 LOCO Sounds like your working the twin sister yard to avon. Constantly doing the same thing inside the engine houses and out. There are claim tickets for performing service on engines inside their work area. Submit them. If they give you any shit then submit claims for working co-mingled service. Its T&E service co mingled with mechanical engine service kraft. Ask them what they get paid for a basic day and request a days pay at their rate.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 21 November 2015 I don't know whom is calling the shots at Barr yard but it is in complete meltdown mode....sit outside the yard for 8 hrs then expected to make it in under HOS....yea right.....if you do make it in now we have to do locomotive shop moves for them now.....move around engines for them .....put this engine here...put the other engine there.....called on duty for the next days return home....sit in the yard office for 5 hrs ....go to ready track to our engines and low and behold they are not in order ...missing one as well....go check em out and middle unit won't even start cause of dead battery and this is after they have been inspected and ready to go.....called the foreman to come out and he said they cannot jump start it there....what?.....just what does this facility do?....obviously nothing....a proud bunch right there....get to west end of yard got to double up now....67 cars to 100....waited there for another 2 hrs.....e.o.t.won't arm up....swap e.o.t and ready to depart......12,000 tons ...10,000 ft.....2 engines....we on o.t. When departed.....no way to make it 110 miles in 4 hrs at 40 mph.....slow orders hills speed restrictions......dispatcher calls us with 30 min to go and says you guys going to make it in right?.....we only have 35 miles to go.....died on the main of course.....14 hrs 30 min on duty.....guess this is the new normal.....no clue at the yards,no clue out on the road. Just no clue anywhere......I guess just laugh all the way to the bank.......   Name: BEEN THERE!!!! E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 20 November 2015 Not Stupid Im guessing that TM your talking about at avon is none other than Brian Edwards. Reject form Chicago division right?   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 19 November 2015 To the Friend or family of employee , less than 1 year: All too often inexperienced employees claim & are awarded payments that they are not actually entitled to. Also, the co. can\may have the legal right to recover if paid. Most likely you wouldn't have a leg to stand on if you could file suit. The last post had some good advice -- talk to a rep. who knows stuff & provide more info.   Name: Former LC E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 30+ years Posted: 19 November 2015 More info needed & it should not be posted/provided here on this site. Doubtful if it's actual discrimination. Csx payroll recovers "overpayments" all the time. It happens. It usually depends on the particular contractual agreement as to how long they have to recover these 'so-called' overpayments, how much at one time can be taken back & the reason(s) why. Get in touch with a\the proper union representative.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year Posted: 19 November 2015 My husband is a Conductor.And he's been experiencing discrimination. We are considering a law suit. And I'm sad that this company that looked so good in the beginning is not. He kept having problems that they would accidentally "overpay" him and then they kept making deductions from his check. CSX is very unethical.   Name: Former LC E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 30+ years Posted: 18 November 2015 Something that is often forgotten: If you are eligible & get dismissed, furloughed, suspended,... the bastards HAVE to provide at least four months of Employee and Dependents Health Care Benefits -- until the end of the 4th month following the month in which you last had compensated service. On their dime. Check\review your H&W Plan Booklets for more or any updated info.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 18 November 2015 Jeez....... Some type of outfit \ culture. Hire you to fire you. What would they do if they actually had perfect employee attendance and 100% total rules compliance?   Name: Not stupid E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years Posted: 17 November 2015 All t&e Better look real close a the wording in the new idpapp. It has more loop holes than a knitted sweater. It also doesn't address the 180 day forgiveness policy that was agreed upon in the engineers SSA! Again the breakdown of catagories of violation levels is again too damn vague. The company needs to come up with a more detailed list for each offense level. There are too many supervisors who interpret the charged action as serious or major. Avon has a tm that tells every employee he encounters that he can charge them with a major violation on the most stupid petty crap he can find. He uses it as an intimidation tactic and then acts like he is doing you a great favor by promissing he will let you off with a minor. This couldn't happen if sandborn would publish a more extensive list of what was considered minor, serious or major. If this new policy sticks everyone is screwed with no way to work minor charges off during the three year period. Watch out Avon crews. Your about to get screwed real bad. Your going to be the new target for that so badly needed turn over rate. The seats in the school are getting ice cold! The tm's from hell will still keep coming there as well.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 17 November 2015 Mr. Other, non-employee, for N/A: Unions have made LOTS of concessions regarding work rules. When you're done crap-canning job applications & then can loosen your tie & remove your white shirt - & then get done cleaning offices & restrooms, etc. during your day/shift -- then, maybe then, others may listen to you.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years Posted: 17 November 2015 In reply to the last, pervious post: Am well aware of and have had plenty of experience regarding "long pool", "run-through" assignments/runs. However, it's just hard to fathom, considering the cost of new locomotives, that they are used/abused/neglected the way they are. Sad.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 17 November 2015 Dear Mr Locomotive Engineer with 30+ years of service. You did really well, until ya got to the last four lines, starting with (Used to be). Run thru power was very common, and rolling crew changes were made (but very seldom). It happened every day, and this was 1963 my friend. Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years Posted: 15 November 2015 Evidently you've had good luck. Been on & operated many a bnsf and/or up locomotive that was actually no better or even worse than csx's stuff. Naturally, the newer are more often than not, the best. Can't expect a piece of equipment that's often been neglected & overworked to operate perfectly. Heck, the 'safety cab - wide bodies' are 25 or more yrs. old. Used to be, after a trip, the power was detached & went to the pit for service. Now days, they keep track of the fuel readings & the operating crews are expected to do the clean-up & supplying. Modern RRing at it's best.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 17 November 2015 The below post is the same old crap that has been going on for years. I saw it as a Fireman, saw it as a Brakeman, saw it as a Conductor many years ago. It never works, just pisses off people. Saw the same thing in the Grocery Industry later in life, strong UNION no sales folks allowed to touch anything in a 35 store chain of really nice supermarkets. Yep they failed, and all of those strong UNION folks hit the street. The funny part was when I scanned their applications for employment, and gave them a soft toss to file 13. Name: E-mail: Employed as: M of W, for 30+ years Posted: 16 November 2015 M of W, Next time you see one of those safety committee douchebags from another dept. doing something, performing any type of task that should be done by the proper craft, [that happens - all too often] walk up to him or her & ask how well they sleep at night. Ask how it'd feel if they were out of work because someone else was doing their job. The safety crap could have & should have been a good thing but csx took advantage & ruined that too.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: M of W, for 30+ years Posted: 16 November 2015 M of W, Next time you see one of those safety committee douchebags from another dept. doing something, performing any type of task that should be done by the proper craft, [that happens - all too often] walk up to him or her & ask how well they sleep at night. Ask how it'd feel if they were out of work because someone else was doing their job. The safety crap could have & should have been a good thing but csx took advantage & ruined that too.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 16 November 2015 Clerks are members of the TCU - not the UTU.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: M of W, for 1-10 years Posted: 16 November 2015 Going on year 7 with this company. 4th generation railroader. I know about the cut offs at the end of the year. They cut off all the floating and spg teams and everyone in the yards have to draw unemployment around the last week of November til January. The younger 1 and 2 year guys have more to worry than i do now thanks to senority. Just wondering if NS and UP have mass layoffs at the end of their year or they all get to work year round? Just bad that guys have to go home and say sorry kids, no christmas this year, when they work for a billions of dollars company. Makes no sense. Especially after they send out a newsletter a couple weeks prior telling how they made record profits.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 16 November 2015 You can thank the UTU "Useless Transportations Union" for selling out the 200 clerk/ driver positions around the system. This was negotiated on a national level. If a driver accepts the buyout that is offered, that person has to pay the UTU 2 years of union dues! THE UTU CONTINUES TO SELLOUT THE MEMBERSHIP YEAR AFTER YEAR!!! Whatever happened to protecting and preserving jobs within the union? You can bet the UTU got paid off well with this one. First remote control, then our insurance, now its jobs. DO YOU PAY DUES TO THE UTU?   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years Posted: 15 November 2015 Evidently you've had good luck. Been on & operated many a bnsf and/or up locomotive that was actually no better or even worse than csx's stuff. Naturally, the newer are more often than not, the best. Can't expect a piece of equipment that's often been neglected & overworked to operate perfectly. Heck, the 'safety cab - wide bodies' are 25 or more yrs. old. Used to be, after a trip, the power was detached & went to the pit for service. Now days, they keep track of the fuel readings & the operating crews are expected to do the clean-up & supplying. Modern RRing at it's best.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 14 November 2015 Why is it that BNSF and UNION PACIFIC locomotives are much ,much better than CSX locomotives?.....more power,less if any problems,clean and well supplied....it's like night and day....WTF....   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 14 November 2015 No merger is going to take place without the approval of the STB. CP has said it themselves, so lets see what really happens. Its funny how everyone acts as if its all a done deal, same as when CP was trying to go after CSX. Rumors, rumors, rumors until its official.   Name: Hedge Funder E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 14 November 2015 Article Dated June 12, 2015: The merger of the Canadian Pacific and Norfolk Southern is coming to fruition instead of the CP with CSX. The Hedge Fund managers have decided that CSX does not have the leadership beyond Ward. Carlos Mounzo was spooked when CP initially made an offer to CSX. Carlos cut and ran knowing that he wasn't in the cards for the Hedge Fund managers to run the CSX after Ward departed. Hunter Harrison (CP, CEO) knows how to run a railroad and knows talent. The merger will probably force the Union Pacific's hand and offer a friendly takeover of the CSX. And that's why the Board of Directors amended the Bylaws and asked Ward to stay another three years. That extension will allow the UP to execute a merger without any concerns of leadership from the CSX. The UP will have another round of "voluntold" pick slips for managers in order to prepare for the cost of the merger. It will be at least 1300 managers eliminated. The old rule thumb of eliminating jobs was: keep cutting jobs until train speed velocity starts dropping!   Name: Lc E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 10 November 2015 Avon engineers If you are called to work dog catcher service you are working short turn around service. You are not working as a road switcher. Labor relations reps are denying all second tickets when traveling over 35 miles stating the reason as you were called in as a road switcher. Get these claims turned in. When cmc calls you make sure you get them to tell you that you are working one or more on short turn around service. Second. Check your pay tickets close. If they are not attaching a dead head to it they will lie about the destination of the train. Ex: If you take a train as far as Terre haute make sure the ticket has a destination in terrehaute. DO NOT let them put Avon to avon. This is false reporting and make sure they attach a deadhead so you have proof of the miles you traveled. If cmc refused to put the truthful destination point of the train on your ticket you need to file ethic charges aginst them for putting falsified information on your pay ticket. Combining deadhead and train miles has nothing to do with truthful reporting of a trains destination. You should never have a ticket when getting a through freight train that originated outside terminal limits that says QS9 to QS9. It's time for everyone to make sure that the info on your pay tickets reflect the truth abut the movement of your train. We need all the proof we can get on paper in order to file claims in court and with the USDOT.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years Posted: 08 November 2015 clerks has missrep case agenst clerks union a lawyer said   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 08 November 2015 THIS JUST IN FROM THE DESK OF CINDY SANDBORN " OVER 200 CSX CLERICAL/DRIVER POSITIONS SYSTEM WIDE WILL LOSE THERE JOBS" CINDY SAYS"DUE TO COAL DOWN TURNS AND A SOFT ECONOMY WE FEEL WE MUST CUT THESES POSITIONS SO STOCK HOLDER CAN GET LARGER 4TH QUARTER DIVIDENS. ALSO UPPER MANAGEMENT WILL GET LARGER BONUSES SO WE CAN ALL ENJOY OUR CHRISTMAS WITH MORE PRESENTS FOR OUR FAMILIES."" WE VALUE OUR EMPLOYEES AND WE HOPE THE BEST FOR THE DISPLACED CLERKS" AND ALWAYS HAVE A VERY MERRY CSX CHIRISTMAS   Name: Retired now, thank Christ E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 08 November 2015 Bitch, complain, piss & moan, etc., etc. All of ya, everyone, ready to quit? Just walk away? Quit/resign en masse. No one, the co., the unions, the feds could do anything except freak out (but so would dependents). So that'll never happen & most everyone knows that. Too many dumbasses \ educated idiots, ie: supposed railroaders working for the co., drawing paychecks who think they're....... ah, never mind. Hopeless. ------------------------------------------------------------------ Is csx really that dysfunctional? Bankers, investors, etc. want to know.   Name: Oyeah E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 07 November 2015 Brakeman you're exactly correct Csx hasn't lost money they just made less.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 06 November 2015 Anger & animosity in the workplace IS; long story short, a safety concern / worry. Read\review the Operating Rule(s) regarding employee behavior. Companies making changes & downsizing for whatever reason(s) is nothing new. Nor is - workers being displaced from their normal jobs and/or locations anything uncommon or unusual. Ol' King Coal is not the merry old soul \ profitable money maker it used to be for the RRs anymore. Could be that they operated certain areas longer than they should have. Corporate greed is nothing new either. Sure, the big shots do pretty well & that is a huge sore spot & grossly unfair but not near enough voters ever seemed to worry about a lot of things until it affected them directly. Things change. Good luck to all those who must deal with the changes.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 05 November 2015 Everyone watch your backs..Guys are showing up in various terminals, exercising their seniority and rights to keep their families together. Some are trying to keep eating, qualifying on their own time and securing lodging at different locations--many far from home---on their own dime. They are trying to keep a job before they lose everything they have worked for, long before the company terminates them at 1 year furloughed. Younger railroaders, many who don't know how good they have had things at less coal dependant, higher speed terminals are running their mouths as they begin to share some of the sting of what is going on. Railroaders attitudes suck because the company doesn't have or value humanity? Animosity in a divided and conquered workplace? That must be new. We'll just have to wait until as many conductors as possible are happy, smiling electronics in a workplace cut to the barebones. That would solve at least half the problem.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years Posted: 04 November 2015 Everyone watch your backs..Erwin guys are showing up in various terminals and most have a chip on their shoulder and feel like they are better than everyone else. Some are trying to pick fights with other especially those with lesser seniority. Good job CSX and Brian Barr..showing these guys special considerations and their attitude has created much animosity in the workplace..our subdivision is going to He'll now..fuck CSX and Erwin   Name: yard rat E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 04 November 2015 to the engineer complaining about outbounds at barr...there was a 3 shift job whose whole purpose was to get your power...build your train...kick out your rips...hang and arm your markers and class 3 your train...they would even put ice and water on the power....all so you could climb up and just go...but they abolished it...so now you have to do it your self....you think those guys in the locker room are going to do their assigned job AND the work of the ones that got abolished? why? so they can abolish more jobs and furlough more guys?   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Brakeman, for 20-30 years Posted: 03 November 2015 ha ha ha, mr corporate manager. all the railroads are hurting? really? what this is ,corporate greed! i get the quarterly letter and see profits in the millions for each quarter. for example:the problem is if we don't break the previous years same quarter they cry wolf!!! oh we only made$410 million compared to the previous years third quarter of $460 million! we lost$50 million dollar!!!!!! no fuck nuts you didn't lose $50 million ,you just made less!! you still made$410 million dollars. look up the penn central ,they lost money. until csx show quarterly losses you haven't lost any money. you cant expect to keep breaking quarterly profits records every quarter. do you know who this hurts ? t&e employees..... shitty broken down locomotives , slow orders, job and terminal cuts and for what to make up for the $50 million dollar loss??? fucking corporate greed will be the down fall of this company and the country. remember fuck nuts, you greedy fuckers keep taking our jobs and lowering our wages and nobody will be able to buy your shitty products or services, because no one will be able to afford them!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years Posted: 02 November 2015 I understand how a business runs and agree in part to what you said. However what I don't agree with is the fact that Ward and Sanborn are going to be paid big bonuses and other incentives I'm sure. This is why craft employees have so much resentment against the company. To us we suffer and have to worry about job security but these individuals do not. These individuals are responsible for the success and failures of the company..however with that said they seem to be doing just fine in this hard time..instead it's everyone else that pays for their bad decisions. Irresponsible management and board of directors   Name: knuckle E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years Posted: 02 November 2015 Eng. Retired Company didn't spend squat to put them through the school. The government paid all of it for them with grants. It's not until they put them in the field that it cost them anything. The training pay is so low it doesn't really hurt their pockets. What everyone has to worry about now is the headhunting that's going to get out of control. There is no justification for the company to hire anymore conductors. They put tons on the street furloughed and with the shut down of the yards there are too many who need placement. The government shouldn't be giving them one dime to train new hires. With that said, they now have a school sitting with cold seats and overhead cost for the school stacking up. Im sure the bonuses and raises will be buried to use the money for operating cost. The next step is to start downsizing the work force. If you dont remember it was right after the company had to stop charging new hires tuition for their school that the head hunting in the fields got out of control. First it started with the insane performance evaluation testing. Petitions were filed and the unions actually stepped in a did something about it. It was also when the powers to be in Jacksonville started coming down on management for not getting enough failures on the employees. They can deny it all they want but several managers came out and admitted their jobs were threatened if they didn't get it done. Everyone is guessing this was the time the company starting requesting help from the government with training cost. The only recourse now is to start weeding out those who are left working so they can bring the furloughed employees back. Downsize enough, crunch enough numbers and estimate how many wont come back and they are on their way to filling the seats with new government paid employees. That being said everyone is a target and better WATCH THEIR BACKS!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 01 November 2015 Why was this site started and by who?Was the person fired by csx or what?   Name: LC E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 01 November 2015 ALL CREWS IT'S ABOUT TIME they put something in writing in regards to the procedures a manager has to follow when field testing. If you have not read the csx system notice on supervisors field testing then do so! Make a copy. It is very clearly stated that an officer MUST have a briefing with the crew they observe and discuss what they were tested on. It also states that if they did not observe post activities preformed they are NOT TO ENTER ANY INFO on what they find. EXAMPLE: An engineer sets his brakes on his engines and leaves. After the crew is gone a supervisor shows up and boards the engines to check everything he did. If he finds a hand brake not applied he is not allowed to enter his findings in the observation testing. There has been and will always be that one crew member that someone wants to mess with. Unfortunately we also have those in the public who like to tamper with the equipment. Taking off handbrakes, bleeding cars off, pulling cut levers are just a few things that they tamper with. A supervisor must observe the employee preforming the task and must have a briefing with the employee. NO MORE it's my word against yours. Im the supervisor and what I say over rides anything you say. It's sad we have to work in an industry that promotes such unprofessional behavior but we do.   Name: horn blower E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 01 November 2015 I work for john deere right now.We get weekly bonuses and two big bonuses one around july and another at Christmas.We have great benefits and we get a lot of holidays.We also have great benefits.I have always thought that I wanted to work for the railroad in some way whether it be on the train or something to do with the track.After reading all the comments on this site I am rethinking all of this.Now I don't know what to do.Thanks for all the opinions from real railroad workers.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 31 October 2015 Horn blower; my 2 cents: If you earn$700.+ per week & have real good benefits - you ought to stay there. To start with, RR pay & benefits are considered good by some but they aren't actually -- considering all that you have to go through & the hrs.\days required to earn those & what $$you have to contribute for union dues, health ins., etc., etc. Trainman\Engineer: After all the classroom BS, you'd have to work at a trainee rate for a while & after that work for a reduced rate for 3-4 yrs., 'till you are at 100%, IF you don't get furloughed (laid off). Working over the road jobs is all too often extremely stressful & many regular yard assignments aren't much better. Engineering or Signal Department employment may be a much better choice should that opportunity arise -- see all the trains you'd ever want to see, no T&E BS & could also be a decent RR career. Seniority Areas\Districts were expanded yrs. ago. It's possible to be displaced out of a job by someone with more seniority from many miles away who's lost their regular job. RR Retirement can be sweet IF of age & have at least 360 months of RR service. However, the taxes are high while actively working & the sickness & unemployment insurance sucks. Lots of things to think about. Do as you wish.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 31 October 2015 If you to work for a railroad better hire on with someone else rather than the Cockeysville Sucker Express..these idiots are running it into the ground..go work for a real railroad instead of working for these circus clowns   Name: horn blower E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 29 October 2015 Thanks for all the advice guys and keep it coming.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 27 October 2015 horn blower, stay away and keep your current job. working here is like a 30 plus year jail sentence. sure its good pay and a nice retirement. this job will put you in a early grave. consistent harassment from incompetent managers who worry more about protecting there bonuses then moving trains. forget about being a new hire nothing but extraboards for you. no weekends off, work through holidays, phone ringing at 145 in the morning for 345 ,working out in shitty weather and I can go on and on. also not to mention you never know about jobs being cut or even terminals closing!!! ask Erwin or corbin employees how that feels 2 months before Christmas. the list of negative things go on and on. I been here to long to walk away or I would.   Name: horn blower E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 27 October 2015 I would like some honest advice from someone that works with the railroad.I currently have a job where I work from 6am until 2 or 230 in the afternoon.I make between 700 to 1000 a week depending on the bonus and I have real good benefits.I have always wanted to work for the railroad because of the great pay and benefits and railroad retirement.I also like the idea of riding on the trains and maybe becoming an engineer or working on the track.Should I pursue a career with the railroad or stay where I'm at?Any advice from the railroaders out there would be greatly appreciated.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 25 October 2015 'train dreamer': That post must be, about has to be, one for the douche bag from a co. mole / troll. 1. Why do you want to work for a railroad? 2. You can expect very many things lots of non RR workers do not understand - and those things can differ from craft to craft. 3. As a new conductor your schedule would be awful. Read a few pages of this website. Jesus..............   Name: train dreamer E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 25 October 2015 I want to work for the railroad.What can I expect?What kind of schedule will I have as a conductor?   Name: railroader E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year Posted: 25 October 2015 I hate this damn company I just got hired on and I had a trip planned to twin peaks with my friends when I got the call that I had to get on the train.This is a rough life   Name: ride them rails E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 24 October 2015 Yall bunch of damn crybabies if you don't want the job then quit and go find something else to do or shut your mouth and do the job you wanted and signed up for.If anybody from corporate is reading this I would be honored to work for csx I will work with the track or ride on the trains please let me know how I can get in touch with someone.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 24 October 2015 You'll easily know the answer(s) should you hire on and work in the RR industry for a while.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 24 October 2015 Why so much complaining about working for csx and the railroad?Is it really that bad of a job or is todays generations a bunch of wussies?   Name: EX YM E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 23 October 2015 Train Line ups There is no such things as a phantom train. Management is well aware that the trains are out there. If they get delayed in route and the time they show on the crew screen is wrong they are just to lazy to change it or they leave it posted so they know that the first our crew will be hanging around the phone/house ready for their beckon call. They don't give a shit. What is piss poor management is when they have a train scheduled to be called at a particular time and then call it 5 to 9 hours early especially when it is a main line step on step off train. They know its out there. They have no excuse for this crap. Most are to lazy to update the line up with crew management. Yes, we all know they lose tract of trains. We have all had the pleasure of calling Jacksonville's work order department to ask them why they sent a work order with no info on the train just to hear they don't have a profile or cant get info on the train. YOU GOT TO BE KIDDING! You got a train running out there on your main line and you cant get any info of it. FRA loves it when you call and report they lost a train with hazmat's and alert cars in it your concerned for the publics safety....   Name: train line ups E-mail: Employed as: Brakeman, for 20-30 years Posted: 22 October 2015 that's been like that since I worked the road back in 2001. train line ups and times are always wrong. phantom trains showing up has always happen ,at least up here on the ex conrail lines. yes they also show trains that are a few weeks old. try working the road for 6 for 8 and not 10 for 12 for your rest. problem is no one goes in and deletes them. if you take the trains line ups a 100%correct you are going to go insane. going to take a pictures? lol whos going to care about them ? the press? really? my suggestion is take the call as it comes or your gona give your self a heart attack. like I always tell people this company dosnt give a fuck about you and your feelings . don't like it quit. im sure theres a lot of people from Erwin that would take your job.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 22 October 2015 We called 'em "Yard Rats".   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 21 October 2015 I can see why the layoffs in Chicagos Barr yard happened.....c/f 1300 got to the yard on time...waited there 2 hrs til the power was ready....yard crews in crew room were in there yelling,screaming.howling,laughing having a good old time....we have to make a double in order to leave .....we get on our power and low and behold now we have to kick out some rips......hang marker ...arm up....class 3 air test....didn't leave til we were 9 hours old now....went thru 3 yard masters.....road crews have to do everything to get the train ready it seems so they may as well furlough some more.....if I was a yard bird at Barr I would be asking to do more work rather than worry about watching the Cubs...and doing nothing.....   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 21 October 2015 Mr. dicked again: Although it is true that job\train lineups are way off base as far as times, etc., all of the time(s) are inaccurate & is actually unsafe..... agree 100%. Been that way a while - STOs, DTOs, Chief Dispatchers, local managers, etc., get their noses into things a lot too. Stay with the calling in thing - can/may keep a person from being charged with a 'miss-call'. Unless you are working a scheduled assignment of some type, that's part of it all --- (you should've been around when you felt lucky to get a one hour notice for work). Yeah it really sucks. However, people that have worked in the divisions\regions dependent upon coal business have more worries.   Name: dicked again E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years Posted: 21 October 2015 JACKSONVILLE You SUCK SUCK SUCK SUCK AND REALLY SUCK at watching what is going on in the trenches of your managemt. I (WE) are getting so stinking sick of the train line ups and scheduled trains and vacancies being WRONG WRONG WRONG WRONG! I swear to god if I look on the crew screen one more time and see a JACK JOB (J-job)still on the lineup that's 2 weeks old and get called for an xp job that NEVER EVER EVER was on the lineup Im going to take snapshots of this crap and give it to the press. Your blue collar employees are nothing but little bitches to you! Pulling trains out of your arsess from no where???? You know this shit is out there. Put in on the damn crew screen line up so we have half a chance to schedule something in our lives with our families. Our union agreement says you WILL PROVIDE ACCURATE INFO TO US otherwise you call us for something 10 minutes after we check and nothing was scheduled for the next 4 hours we can fight and WIN THAT MISCALL. As long as we checked! Its about time people started checking this crap and not answering the damn phone. When someone finally gets to lay down and take what they think is a 4 hour nap after the kids and wife have them busy all day after rolling in at 5 am the last thing they need is a call 10 minutes later for BULLSHIT! It's a SAFETY ISSUE. What happened to your so called "SAFETY IS A WAY OF LIFE"! LOOK AT THE XP CREW SCREEN AT INDY! Come on! I challenge you to do the right thing. Look at the total bogus crap listed all the time. OH, if you didn't know, your IVR is a stinking joke too. Cant get half the info off of it. Especially XP crap. CALL IT! XP BOARD CODE IS 3117. NO INFO for scheduled vacancies or positions planned. GOD PEOPLE! Instead of spending the stockholders money on worthless team excursion trips GET A FRICKIN HARVARD GRAD TO HELP YOU!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 20 October 2015 Can---- YOU work with this person. Wow--- wonder who sends the check. Hire him, train him and pay him and ya get WHAT. A Master of nothing. -------------------------------------------------------------------- Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 17 October 2015 CSX is a shit railroad ran by incompetent people. Proof is in the management, and in the way that they don't know how to move freight. CSX SUCKS!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Car repair, for 20-30 years Posted: 19 October 2015 I was sympathetic to your cause until I read your comment about the Special Olympics, on the post your story section. It's real nice downing people who can't defend themselves. Respect is earned and I doubt you have earned any, you lost mine. It just shows your ignorance when you make comments like that. You can go back to crying about your 30 plus dollar and hour job.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for N/A Posted: 19 October 2015 Quote: "Ol' King Coal isn't the merry old sole\money maker it used to be..." Sad, but true. Things change.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 19 October 2015 Loco 10-20: The talk and rumor mill keeps flying that CSX will be bought out or merge with the CP. If that happens, things won't get any better because the CP is just another Nazi railroad these days. I've heard rumors of something happening early as December, but rumors are rumors. Come this time next year, things may be no different from what they are right now. In other words don't listen to the rumors, wait until something actually happens. If they are taking back the guarantee on your boards, I would suggest your members fill up a union meeting, and put the local & general chairman to work.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 18 October 2015 What s wrong wth this railroad somebody please tell me. When we will be bought. Avon is starving .they r workin polls like dogs while extra board starver s.company payin guarantees and turn around next halve take it back.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 17 October 2015 CSX is a shit railroad ran by incompetent people. Proof is in the management, and in the way that they don't know how to move freight. CSX SUCKS!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 16 October 2015 Well Lady, If your husband's job was that great why did he leave? Try being a 30+ yr. employee & having a rug pulled out from under you. It \ that happens. Things change. Times have been rough in the past. People like myself with over 8 yrs. seniority got furloughed in the 1980s. Some were out of RR work for years, even if they moved/relocated. To those who think csx should have a big huge heart & take care of all employees, even to the point of operating things that cost\lose$$$: wake up & smell the crap. A RR cannot keep & run a terminal-subdivision-division that's not profitable. Name a company that puts employees & their issues\problems 1st ahead of staying competitive & is still in business. Big businesses & their investors rule. Lots of reasons for they way things are today (voters & non-voters are as much to blame as anyone). It's kind of late in the ballgame now to try & get anything changed.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year Posted: 16 October 2015 Another thing that pisses me off, after my husband was furloughed in June, he immediately applied for a job as a track worker position that was located at a terminal an hour and a half away from our home, but he was willing to make the drive to provide for his family. His year anniversary was in August, so he was 2 months away from being with CSX a year and they denied his application because he didn't have a year of service, and he wasn't eligible to transfer for that reason. So they hired someone off of the street and he is still furloughed.. The union did nothing!!!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 1-10 years Posted: 16 October 2015 Whats the deal?? CSX hired my husband last year, he left a damn good job to work for the Railroad. As soon as they marked up after training in January...Furloughed for 2 weeks. Then they called them back for a few months, he worked from February to June and BAM! Furloughed again and has been ever since! I'm sorry but you have to know what your yearly projections are for growth, and if you don't see yourself making more money and doing more business, why hire so many people, why give yourself the big fat raises!?!? You need to be thinking of how to save money and keep the people you have until business picks back up. My company knows what their next years financial projections are going to look like, that's how they know if we are getting raises and bonuses for that year. Now the yard in Erwin shut down, they had to know it was coming and no warning to those people at all, they just came in and were told oh hey we are shutting the yard down for good...today. I know they are getting 60 days pay, but that's 300+ people in 1 community looking for jobs now!!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years Posted: 15 October 2015 Cindy says it was a hard decision to shut down Erwin terminal..she might have thought about it for a couple of minutes..then the rest of her time was spent figuring out what she was going to buy after receiving her big bonus..she probably got some advice from Mike Ward..wake up you pathetic shareholders..these clowns are running CSX into the ground..grow a pair and stand up to these greedy bastards. It's funny that CSX always cuts from the bottom of the chain and never the top. If these people stay in power CSX is in real trouble..bring back common sense leadership not greedy people like Ward and Sanborn..they will burn   Name: ERWIN TERMINAL CLOSING E-mail: Employed as: Brakeman, for 20-30 years Posted: 15 October 2015 THIS JUST IN.....the all mighty C.O.O. cindy sandborn has announced via the csx gateway that Erwin Tennessee terminal will have REDUCED OPERATIONS (AKA closing). all switching, locomotive service center, project shop and car shop .most trains will shift to other routes and local customers will still get service. . 300 PEOPLE WILL BE OUT OF A JOB UNLESS YOU TAKE YOUR SENORITY ELSE WHERE.PEOPLE WILL GET 60 DAYS OF PAY AND BENFITS. according to cindy " this hard decision was made after other options were carefully considered" what that really means " fucking close Erwin , its costing us money," by the way cindy says " HAPPY HOLIDAYS FORM CSX"   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 15 October 2015 Conductor 20-30 yrs. In case you haven't figured it out. Its not about the employees, CSX doesn't care about people, they only care about CSX, big profits, and big bonus checks, its called corporate greed. If they could run this place with nothing or nobody, they would! They save money when they furlough people. Don't tell me after all these years, you really think these people running the show have a heart? This economy is not good no matter what the media puts out. if you've noticed, CSX has been doubling up there trains with some totaling over 200 cars at a time. As of lately, many of those trains have also shrunk! The freight isn't there, coal has been dead, crude oil has slowed. and automobiles are hit and miss. Get used to people being furloughed, its going to be a long winter.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years Posted: 15 October 2015 furloughed.................. Why are people in the CSX System furloughed when there are pools making way over the allowed mileage? From what I’ve been told, the union has tried to add turns and the company will not allow it. Anyone know about this issue?   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 14 October 2015 csx is the worst company in history. i read all these post of how great of a company they are and what they do for your family. well let me tell you what they are doing for my family and alot of others. furloughed and now the heavy rumors of scabbing out the eastern ky and southern wv coalfields. hundreds of employees life's and families life's are going to be affected by a move of this nature.ive got almost 8 years with this company and its been nothing but heartache and headache. yesterday they announced a record operating ratio and it mention's nothing about all the people setting at home that allowed them to get to this record. csx is a shitty company and cares nothing about their employee's. for all you company foamer's you need to get out from under the trainmaster's desk.   Name: Loco man E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 13 October 2015 Listen up you "Pines "lovers. We are tired of hearing about this guy. Your company is falling apart in front of your eyes and you are worried about this guy Pines. Joke is on you, because you, Me, and Pines will be on the unemployment line soon if things doesn't change fast. Then you and this Pines feller will have plenty of time to fight with each other. Focus on what's important.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 10-20 years Posted: 13 October 2015 Thank god we got out of the Bonus program last year.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Engine repair, for 10-20 years Posted: 12 October 2015 In the past 6-9 months I've seen layoffs and forced management layoffs. Now I hear talk of shop closures and bogus firings of in employees around the system. Nothing on the stock market news....trying to keep it hush hush from stockholders. Csx has created a hostile working environment. But I bet the upper management will get their end of year bonuses.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 03 October 2015 I have a feeling something is going to happen here real soon. This company and it piss poor management is a real mess. The incompetence is out in the open, everyone can see it, even a new man walking through the door. Very sad.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 02 October 2015 Atlanta Journal Constitution 9/24/15 "New North Georgia Port Threatens the Environment" The fanfare surrounding the recent surprise announcement of the Georgia Ports Authority’s new inland port was reminiscent of ceremonies held by cities winning the bid to host the Olympics or Super Bowl. Even though the temperature in Chatsworth was in the mid-90s, the promoters dragged a table onto the shade-less lawn of the Murray County Courthouse for the signing of the memorandum of understanding to take advantage of the photogenic backdrop of the Cohutta Mountains . Among the perspiring dignitaries seated at the table were Gov. Nathan Deal, the executive vice president of CSX railroad and the county’s sole Commissioner, Brittany Pittman. “Twenty-five years from now you are going to look back in pride at what took place today,” Gov. Deal said. The CSX vice president said, “the port will provide cost-effective options for environmentally friendly transportation services.”Asked about the impact of increased truck traffic, commissioner Pittman said, “All the due diligence has been done”. The executive director of the Cohutta Springs Conference Center, a mountain retreat and youth camp owned by the Seventh-Day Adventists Church, was a smiling observer of the festivities. He said a CSX representative told him the future port’s exact location would be “five or six miles up the road” from the center. A few days later, he learned that its actual location was to be approximately 600 yards upwind of the resort’s boundary. He was no longer smiling. The inland port will operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and is projected to handle 50,000 shipping containers the first year, increasing to 100,000 within 10 years. It’s also promised to be a catalyst for attracting many more truck-laden businesses. Stacked shipping containers will block the viewshed of the only U.S. Highway 411 leg of the “Cohutta-Chattahoochee Scenic By-way” at the road’s closest approach to the Chattahoochee National Forest. The low rumbling sounds from locomotives, warning beepers on equipment, train cars coupling, trucks hitching to trailers, and the slamming about of containers will be audible for miles in all directions. Bright lights will illuminate the sky 365 nights a year, and the trucks, locomotives and other equipment will produce a perpetual cloud of toxic diesel emissions that will be carried by the prevailing upsloping winds into the highest elevations of the ecologically fragile Cohutta Mountains. The Cohutta Wilderness, a “Class I Wilderness,” and the largest mountain wilderness east of the Mississippi, is just five miles downwind, and the contiguous national forest is just one mile downwind. Together, they form the watershed for the upper Conasauga River, equally renowned by trout fishermen and biologist for its pristine waters and biodiversity. The river is the habitat for a dozen endangered or threatened species, and through the efforts of numerous businesses, non-profits and environmental groups, it was recently named as Georgia’s only “Outstanding Natural Resource Waters.” Little Sumac Creek, near its confluence with Big Sumac Creek, is the southern boundary of the port site. Leakage of toxic petro-fluids from trucks and equipment, combined with the inevitable accidental spillages of other toxins, will end up in runoff that will flow downstream into the Conasauga River within the habitat of the Conasauga Logperch, an endangered species found nowhere else in the world. Shipping containers — principal conveyances for invasive species — will be opened in the shadow of Grassy Mountain, home to 550 species of flora and fauna. Grassy Mountain is littered with the ancient trunks of the fabled American Chestnut tree, killed by a fungus brought from Japan at the turn of the century. The still-standing skeletons of Canada Hemlock trees, ecologically important icons, are the more recent victims of an insect brought from Asia. Inadequately inspected containers, potential delivery systems for terrorists’ weapons of war, will be unloaded a few hundred feet from a community park with ballfields, a walking track and playground. The port site is directly across the highway from a century-old church and there are numerous nearby residences. After jobs creation, the port’s most frequently touted selling points are its positive environmental impact and relief for Atlanta’s traffic congestion. The port, which will create 20 mediocre jobs, will be located over 20 miles from I-75. The additional heavy-truck traffic will create havoc on the area’s connecting two-lane country roads, but will hardly be missed in Atlanta. This illogical site selection will negatively impact the health of the area’s residents, erode their property values and present the potential for catastrophic damages to some of our most valuable natural resources.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 02 October 2015 Reality, True: even the best managers are all too often talked to & treated like they are/were dirt. This co. has lost some good ones because of that -- some could & did, go to better jobs. Sad. The stockholders ought to take a harder stance & vote to clean house, starting at the top. They need to fix things.....ASAP.   Name: reality E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years Posted: 02 October 2015 Engine repair What you are saying is 100% true. But what you do not take into account is this is big business. They only care about the bottom line and LIABILITY. Would it not make better sense to have a failure on every single employee? Would that not make a better case in court for the company if an employee can be shown to be an unsafe worker when they are injured and are standing in court in front of a judge? Injuries hurt the hell out of their ability to receive accreditation. It's all about public image and backers. You along with every employee who writes or speaks negatively about their jobs are just considered disgruntled and whiners. Facts not fiction. Why do you think your unions don't do a thing until something happens that hits the media. The company gets with them to smooth over the problem with "happy" money or scratches someone's back. If your union can score a big publicity hit they will jump like stink on shitz. We(anonymous group) had the opportunity to sit in on a multiple way conference call with a group of supervisors. The leading "chair" was an upper management person from Jacksonville. We were floored on the way the supervisors where belittled and talked down to. They were treated like ignorant and uneducated idiots. One was even threatened if his so called "business" sense didn't improve. There was absolutely nothing encouraging or positive about the entire experience. So it goes to show that it isn't just the blue collar workers who are treated like trash. We could all publish a list of names of supervisors who left a particular district that came forward to the employees and revealed the direct orders that were given to them to get out in the fields and get more failures or start looking for another craft to work in. These were supervisors with a conscious. No, you wont see that list. Some are still employed and due to their honesty they have our respect I'm sure the lawyers and public media directors for csx will have a fit after reading this one but its best that you and all other employees know that its just not the field workers in any craft that is singled out. All levels of management are treated the same.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Engine repair, for 10-20 years Posted: 02 October 2015 Hey with all the talk of layoffs and shop and terminal closings you railroaders need to listen up.If your laid off know your rights. Also if you have less than 5years I would think seriously about finding another line of work. This company does not care about you or your family if you havent already figured that out. Their oppression is only going to get worse. There are plenty of jobs out there that might not pay as well, but as far as bottom dollar it will be close. Csx wants to take away rr retirement and your health care. So any comparison to other careers or jobs will eventually be a mute subject. Those of you in transportation already know you dont have a life. When you look back on it when your kids are grown you will regret it, working weekends, being on call, cant make any concrete plans, putting up with their stupid attendance policies, no quality family time etc. A little extra money is not worth the aggravation. There are a lot of companies out there who will treat you like a human being, and will not try to make you work holidays or spy on you with cameras, or hide in the bushes to write you up so they can fire you for doing something wrong. God above forgives you for sinning this god forsaken company fires you for not being PERFECT. They are run by the devil who thrives on greed and enjoys destroying families lives either by firing them after going to a kangaroo court or just stripping them of their family time because of their reduced workforce and bare minimum of manpower in all departments. Yes if you have a decade or two invested I know it's hard to give up,but any worker under 10 years I suggest you take a very hard look at other forms of employment. I have seen several new hires already leave, a couple even went back to their previous jobs, and their as happy as ever. This is only advice from someone who is still working and regrets the time missed with family and friends over the last 2 and 1/2 decades, and someone who has seen several co-workers fired for making human mistakes and getting railroaded. There is now even a greater possibility of that happening due to cameras, scared workers who fear for their jobs and won't side or testify for you, and just plain old company officials who want to boost their standing in the DEVILS hierarchy for his own evil ego. Again I'm just offering advice, just like other coworkers offered me years ago, and I wish I had went down a different path because I've seen other qualities in jobs and work that are a lot more fulfilling and treat you better than your going to get at csx. They have said and feel like they own you because they pay you better than most other industries, however this isn't true when you compare skilled labor in other union jobs. Look around and pray about it you will find a better quality of life away from csx.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 01 October 2015 Ol' King Coal isn't the merry old soul / money maker it used to be for the RRs that hauled it. Things do change. The big shots have gambled a lot on intermodal\container traffic. What'll happen to that with the widening of the Panama Canal? We'll see. Stay tuned.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years Posted: 30 September 2015 I heard that 5 terminals will be shutting down on the Huntington Division. I've heard Erwin is already shut down so 4 left to go. I find it amusing that CSX is shutting down terminals but yet Ward and the upper tier management will still be receiving their big bonuses. No wonder CSX is in such bad shape. Ward continues to run us in the ground and shareholders just let him run the show..obviously we don't have the brightest shareholders or board of directors. Well way to go Ward..let's see what else you can destroy in the upcoming year   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 29 September 2015 Railroad and Union Corruption: There is an unimaginable amount of [Claims] bribes paid through out the ranks to union officers in order to control cost and support profits! The corrupt union officers are the only ones getting their claims paid! All it takes is one guilt riddled union officer to confess and the House of Cards will take a dive like Volkswagen! Volkswagen ripped-off several million customers while the railroads ripped-off thousands of its employees!   Name: CBrown E-mail: Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year Posted: 29 September 2015 When is Corbin closing? What location is next?   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 29 September 2015 Pretty much the same in ALL locations\terminals. No problem with safety committee persons & extra curricular activities as long as they do their shift & 'safety' bs is handled. CSX doesn't schedule safety functions, meetings on weekends (do they?). Problem is with safety team members flipping burgers, doing clean sweeps, any job that actually ought to be performed by another craft and/or contracted out & being able to mark off to do that while the average Joe can't get off without a hassle. Off "UBU" on weekends? More understandable. Members have issues & problems 24/7/365 & are not at all afraid of calling a local rep. anytime. And if a union rep. is working a slop freight unassigned pool & has to be in place \ available 1st thing Mon. morning, he\she may very well have to mark off Friday. Walk a few car-lengths in a part-time local union officer's boots.   Name: Laughing E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 29 September 2015 In our terminal the safety committee or the " SAFETY GUYS ". give the safety a bad name. They lay off safety, but attend ball games, family functions, Without it going against CSX attendance policy.. I know two guys that lay off at least 4-7 times a month for SAFETY OR Union Business... Same guys every month... They come to work talking about going to ball games and other activities while on safety or UB...... The trainmasters know what they do but nothing is done... These programs would be good but some people ruin it.... We call them sucks ...... Also the guys that lay off on the weekends for safety or UB still get they're perfect attendance stock for being available... The company needs to make huge adjustments..... !!!!!!!!!   Name: NOT FOOLED E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years Posted: 29 September 2015 Other/non (9/26) So which post got under their skin. we all know you are a management mole. Was it the post fronting out the company and their once again inept ability to publish accurate info or was it the post from someone in corporate calling them out. One of them got under your skin. Once again trying to distract the posters from the topic at hand. Go back under your corporate rock!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year Posted: 27 September 2015 To the non railroad employee You write in calling railroaders a bunch of "complaining pansies" but you have never had to listen and endures what we have to. So before you start calling out people,that you have no idea what we go through, mind your own business. You probably couldn't make on the steel highway. It's more to it than just "riding or blowing horns"   Name: Oh no. E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 27 September 2015 Who needs managers to enforce the rules and write folks up when the BLET local chairman in calls the CSX DTO and dimes out a road crew for now properly filling out a daily inspection report and air slip.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 26 September 2015 Why do you railroad guys complain so much about your jobs?Hell all yall do is ride on the rails and blow the whistle and get a big check.Yall sighned up for it yall went to the hiring session they told yall what the deal was before you got the job and you wanted it any way.You bunch of panisies.I wish I had the job all you do is ride on a train and blow the whistle and make a good check.You guys are a joke.Give me a railroad job I will show you how to appreciate something.You bunch of wussies.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 25 September 2015 It has always been my dream to work for csx to ride the rails and blow the horns and make that good money.What a life it must be.How do I get hired?   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 25 September 2015 All RR employees (including full time union reps.) who sit at a desk in environmentally controlled offices looking at charts, graphs, contracts, etc., and dream up crap should have to spend time out in the field annually and experience things firsthand.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 25 September 2015 Swell. Like T&E employees need even more PITA things to do. Fiasco? Absolutely. Too many educated idiots & not near enough real railroaders running this outfit.   Name: joke E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years Posted: 24 September 2015 What the F There was a notice that came out on this very change in reporting your qualifications. Like most people I'm sure you did not read the notice. Seems to be one of the biggest mistakes made by employees. You will notice there are instructions stating that you are to take a list of the areas that are incorrect to your TM, manager or Superintendent so they can notify cmc of the corrections that need to be made. THERE IS NO DEDLINE DATE IN THIS NOTICE AS TO WHEN YOU ARE TO HAVE THIS DONE! Now knowing csx as we all do, this will be one big fiasco. There will be hundreds of employees with incorrect information and there is no way the TM'S, managers or any superintendent will take the time to correct every single employee's record. This will be a major joke for months to come. Take a copy of the notice along with a copy of your qualifications listed in the system. Highlight all errors. Make another copy for your union representation and note on it the date and time you gave the information to management. When you are called by CMC for a job that you are not qualified for but it is noted that you are you can tell them when and who you forwarded the correct information to.   Name: what the f.... E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years Posted: 24 September 2015 hey avon people anyone else take a look at this new employee qualification board that is showing up on the crew screen.. From what I can tell it is supposed to list the jobs you are able to cover with qualifying expiration dates. There is a bunch of jobs listed on mine that expire in the future and I have never worked them a day since I was hired. How in the hell can they say my qualifications expire in 2018 and I never worked them one day. Something is going on here. Im hearing the union is buckling under and is close to agreeing we become one big extra board. Heard they already did this in Danville. What the hell will seniority be if you are on one big extra board. Something is going on. Heard anything from your LC'S   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Brakeman, for 20-30 years Posted: 23 September 2015 everybody use to think conrail was bad but this place sucks. hopefully everybody realizes every railroad is probably like csx . also I would brace your self , if cp rail take over this joint it will get worse. hunter Harrison of cp rail will be worse then ward and sandborn. remember this place will never change AND I MEAN NEVER! the unions have no power to do anything. you have two choices, either you put up with it or you can find employment else where. that is a cold hard fact. every body here is replaceable. like I said no one is holding you hostage. if good paying jobs were easy to find I be gone by now but have to much time in to quit to throw away a pension   Name: ralph lambert E-mail: carylabelguy@yahoo.com Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 23 September 2015 People seem a little on edge about their jobs right now but remember this always happens in an election year. So remember vote Dees Nuts for President and your MOM as vice president.   Name: in the know E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 22 September 2015 APE Fed up did not post anything that was not true. Yes the job sucks. WHY?????? Because what is expected of an employee is much more than any normal 9-5 job and the environment is pure bullshit. Now, as for his comment on pay, he couldn't be more right. I cant count how many times I have had to resubmit a 100% legitimate claim because some inept moron in payroll did not read the details of the claim completely and just wrote if off and posted a reply that had absolutely NOTHING WHAT SO EVER to do with the original claim. Our unions threw us under the bus the day they signed an agreement with the company stating all they had to do was quote on our earning statement that a claim was denied because it was unfounded. If you don't remember when that happened then you haven't been around long enough or you just don't pay attention to what our unions are doing to us. As for the attendance policy, it is in review with state and federal medical boards along with other groups. If a person is legitimately sick but not sick enough to go to the hospital or emergency room then they should not be punished with points after they submit a valid doctors slip. Now, my doctor has told me if anyone in csx refuses to accept his paperwork and even hints that he wrote a slip that wasn't valid or didn't warrant my excuse from work he would sue their pants off. Accusing a doctor or writing bogus medical excuses is illegal, unethical and as he said...slanderous. My doctor wont take those kind of accusations lightly. I suggest everyone speak to their personal physicians and get their take on how they intend to handle it. My physician also stated if it was after hours to go to the emergency room. You have every right to. If enough people start making the insurance companies dish out thousands to cover emergency visits then maybe the company might start taking a closer look at their idiotic decision when the insurance company comes after them. Yes, the job sucks. Our union agreement is raped every day. Our pay is screwed with constantly. We work all hours of the day, all days of the week and give up a lot of family time. Yes we get good pay for it when we get what is due us, but we deserve it. Very few professions give up their quality of life as we do. Now for a pet peeve.......... Ive been with this company over 20 years. When I was a cub I had no problem with my pay. When csx took over it went to hell. I watched all the new hires come in and get screwed over on their training pay constantly. I have seen some get tickets locked out and backed up and go without any pay for a month. It is September 2015 AND ITS STILL HAPPENING! How many damn years will it take csx to figure out how to set up a program that doesn't screw the hell out of the new guy! OH YEAH! Almost forgot. CSX has managed to screw up our ability to go in and print our employee history in multiple pages. You now have to go back and start all over again at the beginning after you print a single page. This is a pain in the arss and is time consuming. Go figure,,, the company making it harder to copy our history. Makes you wonder if they did on purpose knowing some people wont take the time to do it. Has anyone figured out a shortcut to this problem. If so I along with a dozen other people would like to know! We use our history for legal as well as tax purposes.   Name: CSX Wife E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 1-10 years Posted: 21 September 2015 Im curious if anyone else has issues with getting anything accomplished with payroll? They tell you, you were paid wrong, then take that money back, but they cant explain to you how you should've been paid. Their solution is to open a case, and when you ask to be called back because you have questions that can be better explained via telephone, they still email you with a generic answer. I have tried to comb through all of these policies but they go in circles and completely contradict themselves. I have a friend who also has issues with them and we get different stories about the same thing. There needs to be a more streamlined process and they need to deliver the same information. I know they are a great company, and I am thankful my husband has this job, I just wish things were a little more simpler when it comes to dealing with payroll. The guys in Mobile don't even know how to put off tickets, when the new guys started and they asked what they were supposed to do everyone was just shrugged and said "I don't know, I do it this way". Every single one of them does it differently. And you certainly don't learn things until you screw up and lose your pay. We are currently furloughed and Im wondering how long that will last. This is the 3rd time we've been furloughed in a little over a year.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 18 September 2015 wow ,fed up really ???? working here is like slavery.... really??? I didn't know slaves made a pretty good wage and health insurance and a decent retirement at the end ??lets go on a wildcat strike????? not how it works. go ahead and get some of your co workers to go on strike with you and they fire you all and union wouldn't do nothing about it cause you just cant walk out and strike.no one here is holding you hostage pointing a gun at you keeping you here. we all know this place sucks so if you don't like it just quit!!!I notice a lot of new hires just whine and cry like hungry newborns that want a bottle!!!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Brakeman, for 20-30 years Posted: 18 September 2015 sounds like one of the " give me, I don't want to work for it generation" person whining. you don't like it quit. this place has sucked for a long time. welcome to the club!!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 18 September 2015 Fed Up, 1-10 yrs.: Sure, you are entrusted to work with heavy equipment weighing thousands of tons worth millions of dollars = a high level of responsibility and also have to endure a hard lifestyle & put up with a lot of harassment per se, all of which you should be compensated for. All too many youngsters are 1st-time union members & do not read & understand their contractual agreements. Way too many invalid penalty claims are turned in. Even the good ones sometimes are not paid for yrs. & if/when they are, it's at the pay scale of the time period when 1st submitted. Legal. That's the way it is. Bitch & complain about union representation? Consider this country's anti-labor views. At times it seems representation is not very good but just where do you think you'd be without any? Do a term or two in a union rep's shoes before blowing off. Strike: Research & read/study the Railway Labor Act & understand why that law was enacted in the 1st place. The carrier wouldn't want a strike, the unions wouldn't, other workers whose businesses depend on rail shipments wouldn't, the public wouldn't. YOU don't really want that. For how long would you be willing to man a picket line? How long would co-workers do it? Think more. Wise up some.   Name: Fed up E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years Posted: 17 September 2015 Fed up with payroll, we all to need to stick together and hire a High profile lawyer and give him a percentage as a group and sue csx payroll department for its practices on denied claims ..it's nothing but thievery by a company that says People make Difference..which is a dam joke on how they treat there employees, with being overworked, stealing and cheating us on our pay. Look, I didn't right the contract but I have to abide by it as same as the company should, but does not!!!!! Thieves! We need to reorganize our unions and make them more for us and not for the company! Our unions are to out of touch with the men and women that pay good money for union dues to be getting nothing in return. I say lets Strike! It's about time we stand together get rid of the big unions and make them more available for the men and women that have to abide by their absentee policy which is totally unjust ! It's almost slavery. Let's stand together and make the company better for us and our customers. We deserve better hours ... We do a very dangerous job to be so fatigued, out working and being up with no sleep, because of the scheduling .. If the public only new the real truth, on all these dangerous chemicals rolling through their towns with crews that have been up for 36 hrs or more, tired , overworked it's an accident waiting to happen. Safety is not the railroad main concern and neither are the crews that work for them. it's Money   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 30+ years Posted: 13 September 2015 CSX Corporate Motto: Employee Need, Pay No Heed. Uphill Slow, Downhill Fast. Tonnage First, Safety Last.   Name: Me E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 09 September 2015 Looks like Munoz replacement is Cindy Sanborn. CSX is getting desperate for qualified execs.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for N/A Posted: 08 September 2015 To the SP Engineer: The rumor of Munoz's replacement is said to be a UP V.P. named Castagna. Is he the one that got his PHD during his working career?   Name: Retired FRA Inspector E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years Posted: 07 September 2015 I hope that train is in better shape than when I inspected it four years ago.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 06 September 2015 The presidential train is coming ....every one look happy about how they are screwing us out of money every day....you can tell when it comes because MOW paints all the derails.....how impressive is that?.......   Name: Retired now E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 30 August 2015 Seems like many managers have emotional problems, and act antisocial, etc. Likewise, lots of rank & file employees don't conduct themselves any better. People that live in glass houses shouldn't throw stones.   Name: warning E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years Posted: 30 August 2015 GORDON(ROSELAKE YARD) Good morning Mr. Gordon. Everyone knows you read this website. So I am taking this opportunity to give you some good advice. If you want to keep your job I suggest you review your supervisors policy guide and brush up on your skills with communication. It is not acceptable nor will it ever be acceptable for any manager/supervisor to chastise, belittle or degrade any employee over the radio or in front of any other employee working for CSX. You can not and will not be allowed to continue this kind of behavior. If you can not find your training manuals then you need to sit down with your supervisor (Mr. Aleek) and have him explain to you the consequences of violating an employees right to private counseling and the ethics charges you could and most likely will incur if you continue to go down this path. Put yourself in the employees shoes. Would you not be upset if you were fronted out on a radio or in front of fellow employees? Would you not feel ill will toward a supervisor who has embarrassed and belittled you in front of others? I would seriously think twice before I went down this path again. Use you head. You still have time to correct your actions. Use any spare time you have to brush up on your supervisory and communication skills.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 29 August 2015 Is it taught at the not so redi center for managers to walk,talk,look,and act like a PRICK?.......these young PUNKS can't or probably will not introduce themselves to anyone.....whatever happened to the handshake?.....these mofos think they are some kind of superstars.....what a freak show it is.....   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year Posted: 28 August 2015 Furloughed out of Avon, IN the day of mark up. Left a great paying job for csx then got the shaft on promotion day.gotta love the professionalism and consideration of peoples obligations and families. Thanks csx!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 27 August 2015 Screwed, Have those with less seniority - not furloughed yet - completed their training? If not, they really don't have all rights yet (can't make seniority moves, etc.) If & when they complete training you'll probably be saying adios to them too.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years Posted: 27 August 2015 Unfortunately you had better get use to being furloughed. I think that this is a very unethical practice by the company. As you are finding out CSX cares nothing for its employees. The only thing CSX cares about is their big bonuses for Ward, Munoz,and Sanborn..well and a few others. Now the one thing this company hates is bad publicity. With all eyes turning to a presidential election in the next year try reaching out to some local politicians and news media and let them do some research on government spending.Then be available to tell your story along with others in your position.   Name: screwed E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year Posted: 27 August 2015 NO WORK PEOPLE AVON YARD JUST FURLOUGHED A BUNCH OF US. THEY ALSO HAVE GUYS FULOUGHED WITH MORE SENIORITY THAN OTHERS THEY DIDNT FURLOUGH. WHATS UP WITH THAT. HOW CAN THEY FURLOUGH ME AND LEAVE A GUY WITH LESS SENIORITY ON THE ROSTER. I THINK WE SHOULD GET SOME OF THE GRANT MONEY THEY GOT FROM THE GOVERNMENT TO HIRE AND TRAIN US IN THAT SCHOOL. WHY SHOULD THEY GET MONEY TO HELP THEM THEN PUT US ON THE STREET. SOMEONE KNOW IF THAT IS EVEN LEGAL FOR THEM TO DO?   Name: Bend Dover E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 25 August 2015 Ben there, I think csx needs to cut Management just like the UP did recently in Omahaha, and cut some of these worthless TMs and RFEs too. All bums.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Yard Master, for 30+ years Posted: 25 August 2015 CSX sucks..just heard today we are losing another customer. Good job Ward and Oscar are doing. If Oscar gets Ward'job we will be fucked even more   Name: Big Wig E-mail: Employed as: APE, for N/A Posted: 25 August 2015 Thank you folks for making the attendance policy work. Together we can make a big difference. This is how tomorrow moves. Love you guys. Corporate   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 24 August 2015 I have an idea....why don't all the einsteins at the redi center teach the conductors in training to copy an ec-1 for about a week and then maybe the engineer won't have to do everything then.....   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 20 August 2015 There you go. Another person who understands. Things (traffic, ect.) have slowed, sure, but..... ALL the so called big shots at csx need to be crap-canned. The house needs cleaned starting at the top & worked down.   Name: Ben There E-mail: Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 30+ years Posted: 20 August 2015 Management GREED! I have always said that if CSX failed as a company it would be because of Upper Management Greed. Most all of the people holding this level of employment, are somebody's BOY. All they are interested in is Big Salaries, Raises. Stock options and Bonuses. CSX is again getting too top heavy with Management that really does not know anything about Railroading. Stock prices have been on the decline all year of 2015 and now in late August there seems to be no hope for recovery before years end. Too many upper management people have been seen to drop large numbers of stock back ion March and April and looks too close to be insider trading. Wake up CSX and correct your problems and get the attraction of investors again.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 19 August 2015 Rumor is Mr. Harris is getting his ass handed to him from Conner. It's about time they see that Mr. Harris can't run a railroad without others helping him out.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 18 August 2015 70 percent of bonus......thank you massa ward....what a privilege it is to work for you....I can't wait to tell my grandchildren about you.....   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years Posted: 18 August 2015 What's scary about a merger with UP? I'm sure they can run a railroad better than CSX. CSX could be a great railroad if the board of directors would show the Ward the door..Ward and his bunch has cost us vusiness. Sure things are slow in a lot of markets however I've seen some business leave CSX and go with other railroads or other modes of transportation on the Huntington Division because CSX would rather have people furloughed instead of working and therefore not able to meet customer demands. Can't blame the customer. Does UPS or JB Hunt turn customers away because they don't have the manpower? I doubt it   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 30+ years Posted: 17 August 2015 Oh now, hundreds is a lot. What's the plan? Each & every situation, terminal, etc., to be handled by FNGs with no RR experience or just ignored & overlooked as much as possible?   Name: IR E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 17 August 2015 RE;  Dated June 12, 2015: The UP announced a lay-off of hundreds of management employees in the coming months in order to improve the bottom as they said. Many believes that the Hedge Fund managers are hovering and--an announcement of more lay-offs is imminent. UP & CSX merger coming soon!   Name: ralph lambert E-mail: carylabelguy@yahoo.com Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 16 August 2015 bussiness is slow! we are lucky to have a job!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 13 August 2015 With the awesome dispatching being done nowadays I can see why nothing is on time anymore.....tone up .....nothing .....20 min....30 min .....45 min.....goes by.....what in the Sam hill can be going on?......at this point who gives a flying fart?....not me.....good luck to UPS.....I might actually get my Christmas presents on time this year.....yay!!!!.....   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 30+ years Posted: 13 August 2015 From a die-hard democratic anti-company union man: Anymore, this website sucks as bad as csx, if not worse.   Name: UPS E-mail: Employed as: CSX Customer, for N/A Posted: 13 August 2015 Rumor around the corporate office is that UPS will not be renewing our contract with CSX next holiday season.   Name: Raptor E-mail: Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year Posted: 13 August 2015 Its a good thing Michael Ward never visits past the regional building or i would have no way to make my truck payment. I think craft employees are right there are too many chiefs and not enough indians.But fuck safety....safety is a way of loosing out on my bonus....id like to rip a pin off this car and shove it sideways up your ass! Oh harassment policy...suck my over grown harry nut sack   Name: Selkirk E-mail: Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year Posted: 13 August 2015 Hump,hump,hump, we are tramsportaion we dont give a fuck about your safety! Im hungry for my bonus. So what i have little man syndrome you cant touch me or you will get fired! Now get back to work you little pee ons. Its a good thing michael ward never comes in the yard or i would be fucked...   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years Posted: 12 August 2015 The reason for the low morale of employees is all on CSX. When employees are worried about having a job week to week because this sorry outfit is all on CSX and Ward. Of course Ward doesn't have to worry about this because he has millions of dollars. He's a sorry CEO and a son of a bitch. With that said how does this bunch expect employees to feel..seriously I'm to come to work with a positive attitude knowing the only reason I'm working this week is because other people are on vacation..get real..fuck you Ward   Name: Retired now E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 12 August 2015 Railroading can be\is a hard life. Working the road, especially "call lists" unassigned freight and/or bridge\track gangs, heck, any "extra list" etc., is much harder still. For the amount of time spent at work, or subject to work, the pay is not that great. Many things are better now days: the equipment & rolling stock, the lodging, operational changes..... Normal for RRers to bitch & complain. Did notice over the years that there is a less of that from employees that worked regular jobs with regular hours. CSX has alienated too many customers & employees. Railroading is not for everybody. An employee, no matter the craft, should be treated with dignity & respect. Not made to feel that they should be butt-kissing humbly grateful to just have a job. There is way too much aggravation & stress & tension. In the operating rule book for the trans. dept. there are rules regarding being civil, courteous, & not be quarrelsome. EVERYONE should adhere to those & be held accountable if they don't. Things need to change. Maybe there ought to be a total housecleaning starting at the top management on down. Employee morale, stock worth, on & on, should be better. Maybe the big shots have ideas - they plan for things looking at years ahead. Unions always have to play catch-up.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 11 August 2015 Well Meatball, Just exactly how is a train crew, operating via authority, not signal indication, supposed to know for sure when another train has cleared certain limits - if not informed by a dispatcher? Explain please.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 11 August 2015 Perfect example of Attitude in the negative sense. Pull up stop and wait for the train ahead to clear. WOW WHAT SHOULD I DO WHEN IT CLEARS UP, Nothing? ====================================================================== ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 07 August 2015 Another thing I can't stand anymore are these smart ass dispatchers....train in the block ahead....ec-1 territory.....pull up to our limit....stop and wait on train ahead to clear up....sit for an hour or so....dispatcher calls now and says 'how long are you going to sit there before you call me?'.....whhhhatttt?.....it is his JOB to call us when the train ahead clears up......no more dispatching for me pal....I will sit there all frickin day before I call you....that is your JOB NOW DO IT don't put it on the crew as always...I do my job now u do yours and trains will run......   Name: E-mail: Employed as: CSX Customer, for N/A Posted: 11 August 2015 As a customer I don't put any blame on the train crew. Instead I place the blame on the local management and top executives. CSX has the attitude toward it's customers is it's our way or no way. As if they are the only cost effective service out there. Well that mentality does not work for me and my company and that's why NS is picking up our contract in September and we are purchasing trucks to haul goods within a 500 mile radius of our distribution center. Maybe we will consider CSX after Ward is out of there along with his puppets.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 10 August 2015 Sorry bout your luck CSX customer.....the crews try hard everyday but management just wants to efficiency test all the time.....in other words screw you we do not care about you , your workers,or your customers......   Name: VLC E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 10 August 2015 NOTICE NOTICE NOTICE IT HAS BEEN BROUGHT TO OUR ATTENTION THAT BEGINNING NEXT WEEK THE CARRIER WILL START ENFORCING PARTS OF THE BLET SYSTEM AGREEMENT THAT WAS RATIFIED IN JANUARY. THE FIRST SET WILL BEGING WITH LONG POOLS BEING SET UP AS 6-2 WITH REST DAYS HAVING TO BE OBSERVED UNLESS YOU ARE FORCED ONTO REST FOR FRA START RULES. THE POOLS WILL BE SELF SUBSTAINING AND NO SPOT WILL BE FILLED WITH AN EXTRA BOARD ENGINEER UNLESS ALL TURNS ARE EXHAUSTED OR VACANT DUE TO SCHEDULED MARK OFF...ETC.. THE AGREEMENT IS VERY CLEAR THAT POOL CREWS ARE NOT TO BE USED FOR EXTRA WORK OFF OF THEIR POOLS UNLESS BOARDS ARE COMPLETELY EXHAUSTED. POOL CREWS NEED TO FILE CLAIMS IMMEDIATELY WHEN BEING USED AS J JOBS AND OTHER DOG CATCHING JOBS WHEN THERE ARE ANY EXTRA BOARD ENGINEERS AVAILABLE. IF MADE TO DO SO YOU MUST FILE CLAIMS TO BE MADE WHOLE. NO MORE COMBINED SHORT TRIPS AND TIME CONSUMED. IF YOU HAVENT READ THE PROPOSAL YOU BETTER GET ONE AND GET ON IT! THERE ARE SEVERAL AREAS OF OUR WORK RULES THAT ARE CHANGING AND SOME ARE GOING TO BE A MESS WHEN THEY ARE IMPLEMENTED. THE WORST OF ALL WILL BE THE PROCEDURE FOR TAKING EARLY MARK OFF. THE WAY IT IS WORDED WILL PRETTY MUCH PUT YOU AT THE MERCY OF THE SUPERVISORS AND MAKE IT HARD AS HELL TO BE OFF EARLY ENOUGHT TO CATCH PLANE FLIGHTS AND OTHER SERIOUS SCHEDULES THAT YOU HAVE MADE BEFORE YOUR VACATIONS TIME. THE CLAUSE WHERE THEY CAN WORK YOU ON A JOB THAT KEEPS YOU AT YOUR HOME TERMINAL WILL BE THE BIGGEST THORN. IF THE CARRIER FEELS THERE IS ENOUGH MANPOWER TO ALLOW YOU TO MARK OFF EARLY THEN YOU WILL BE GRANTED THE EARLY LAY OFF. IF THEY FEEL THERE IS A SHORTAGE YOU WILL STAY MARKED UP AND AVAILABLE FOR THEM TO SUMMONS YOU IN FOR A LOCAL JOB OR JOB THAT KEEPS YOU AT HOME. YOU CAN NOT, AND LET ME REPEAT THIS, CAN NOT BE CALLED AFTER 2000 WHEN GOING INTO A SCHEDULED DAY OFF. HOWEVER, NOTHING STOPS THEM FROM CALLING YOU AT 1759 AND FORCING YOU ONTO A JOB THAT MAY INTERFERE WITH YOU PLANS THE MORNING OF YOUR OFF DAY. READ THIS AGREEMENT UNTIL YOU GET IT MEMORIZED. BE PREPARED TO HAVE YOUR PLANS TOTALLY SCREWED UP WHEN THE DECISIONS IS LEFT IN THE HANDS OF MANAGMENT TO DECIDE IF YOUR REASON FOR EARLY MARK OFF IS GOOD ENOUGH. FAVORITES ARE PLAYED AND WILL CONTINUE TO BE PLAYED. GET READY FOR THE HORSE AND PONY SHOW TO START.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: CSX Customer, for N/A Posted: 07 August 2015 As a CSX customer all I can say is bring back Southern..my company will not renew with CSX..local management lies to us about the reasons for delays in receiving my products. Southern is not the fastest either however they were normally 4-6 hours later than scheduled or expected..CSX is at least 12 hours or in some cases a day later. CSX convinced us that their services were more costly than Southern but they were a premium service...well we are going back to Southern..at least I know my product will at least show up that day   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 1-10 years Posted: 07 August 2015 Ward is a horrible CEO..combine that with a horrible board of directors and what does equal..disaster..Ward should go ahead and go before he does any further damage. I love how boards are being cut to a minimum and customers are not being serviced at a consistent level..actually they are consistent..it's called slow if your lucky to get serviced at all...How tomorrow moves..slowly   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 07 August 2015 Another thing I can't stand anymore are these smart ass dispatchers....train in the block ahead....ec-1 territory.....pull up to our limit....stop and wait on train ahead to clear up....sit for an hour or so....dispatcher calls now and says 'how long are you going to sit there before you call me?'.....whhhhatttt?.....it is his JOB to call us when the train ahead clears up......no more dispatching for me pal....I will sit there all frickin day before I call you....that is your JOB NOW DO IT don't put it on the crew as always...I do my job now u do yours and trains will run......   Name: Retired FRA Inspector E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years Posted: 07 August 2015 Ditto for me. I hated CSX and its managers. When I retired three years ago, it seemed far worse than NS ever was.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 1-10 years Posted: 07 August 2015 I've been with CSX for nearly 10 years now and the morale is the lowest I've ever seen. I'm seeing die hard railroaders that took pride in their work and do their best to get trains from one end of the road to the other now dogging trains and don't care if they turn a wheel or not. And truthfully I'm there with them. My goal is to dog ever possible train I can. CSX doesn't care if the freight gets moved so why should I care..fuck these bastards..fuck you Ward   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 06 August 2015 Boy Oh Boy, Wonder how many csx employees are going to believe that: "The Company image is #1 first. Profit comes second". No doubt there is long way to go, a lot to do, to fix all that ails csxt. The co. should be doing a lot better. Good routes all over - east of the Mississippi; good terminals, good ports, etc. It's too bad. A shame actually.   Name: know E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years Posted: 06 August 2015 Cond. 30+ The company has a team in place to read the post on this site everyday. The public relations department must be notified if anything pops up that may seriously tarnish their image. Damage control is set in place. A legal advisor handles any problems that might occur if info may be considered risky and possibly a leak from the inside. If u have information you know for a fact and can prove don't hesitate to post it. The best was to solve a problem is to bring it to the table for discussion. Believe me when I say they would rather make it go away quickly and quietly before allowing it to go full blown on any website. The company image is #1 first. Profit comes second!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 04 August 2015 Could post volumes. The type of advice & history/info from just the last 40+ years that many ought to know & understand if they now do not & it could\should\would be helpful. Trouble is: the company may read it also, so....not here.   Name: retired E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years Posted: 03 August 2015 Loco brother Don't feel so bad. When the csx moved in they started taking a penny every pay. No one knew why. A lot asked and couldn't get an answer then it just stopped. Do the math. A penny from hundreds of workers for just a few pay periods is a nice Christmas gift. So if u owe 87 cents u bet they are gonna get it.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 29 July 2015 This company must be in worse shape than I thought it was.....after taking 250 bucks a pay half back for the last 2 months.....my last earnings statement showed a deduction of .82 cents....that's right boys and girls .82 cents!!!!!......who in the Sam hill would want to buy this outfit?.......ha-ha ...what a joke!...don't be teasing about being bought out.....that's being mean....I might have to file for FMLA now.....   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 1-10 years Posted: 28 July 2015 If I were a CSX customer I would be jumping ship if I could. Right now the boards are cut to a bare minimum and trains are being delayed or in some cases annulled. Customers are being told we have no engines for your train when at times that is the case. But the truth is there's no men on the board..and this is the case most times..right now it's pick and choose which customer is more important. I think it's funny that we are a transportation company and CSX has the mentality of we don't care if we move the trains or not. CSX is a total joke..what does it matter if you have engines and no men to put on them? CSX cares nothing for their customers or their employees..If you are on the Huntington Division hell it takes damn near 10 years of service or mote just to hold a job..we just business away here   Name: Mr.Ward,CEO CSXt E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years Posted: 27 July 2015 Aww! Thanks Pete Kerlin for being such a great csx Employee! Railroader of the month of July.   Name: Aleak Young E-mail: Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 10-20 years Posted: 27 July 2015 Pete Kerlin, Thank you for boasting how good the CSX is and we really like guys like you! Thanks for posting on this board your real Name. Aleak Young   Name: no more dues E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 27 July 2015 UTU/BLE WHAT THE HELL IS GOING ON AND WHAT THE HELL IS WRONG WITH YOU. HAVE YOU TOTALLY JUST LOST YOUR MINDS OR HAS YOUR FAT PADDED POCKET THAT ARE LINED WITH OUR HARD EARNED MONEY JUST TURNED YOU INTO A BUNCH OF CARRIER SUCK UP LEACHES. HOW LONG ARE YOU GOING TO LET CSX RAPE THE HELL OUT OF OUR AGREEMENTS. ROAD CREWS FORCED TO WORK 10-15 MILES OUT OF THEIR ADVERTISED LIMITS AND TOLD THEY DONT GET A TICKET OR A DIME EXTRA. INSIDE THEIR SO CALLED TERMINAL LIMITS. HOW LONG BEFORE THEY EXTEND THEIR LIMITS ANOTHER 20 MILES AND START MAKING US WORK BOTH DIRECTIONS ON LINE OF ROAD. ITS ALREADY STARTING AND YOUR JUST SITING ON YOUR ARSSES AND LETTING IT HAPPEN. HOW ABOUT TURNING CREWS WHEN THEY GET TO THE AWAY FROM HOME TERMINAL AND NOT PAYING THEM A DIME FOR THE TRIP BACK. WHAT THE HELL IS UP WITH THAT CRAP. WE ARE ON THE CLOCK ARENT WE. WE ARENT IN OUR OWN VEHICLES ARE WE. WE ARENT ON OUR OWN PRIVATE TIME. WHAT THE HELL MAKES THEM THINK WE SHOULDNT BE PAID TO SIT FOR 3-4 HOURS IN A WAGON FOR THE COMPANY AND NOT BE COMPENSATED FOR OUR TRIP AND TIME. THRU ROAD FREIGHT CREWS ARE BEING FORCED TO STOP IN LINE OF ROAD AND SWITCH OUT THEIR TRAINS TO REBLOCK THEM BECAUSE THE TMS FIND OUT THE TRAIN WASNT BUILT TO THEIR LIKING OUT OF THE OTHER TERMINAL. AVON HAS A HUMP. WHAT THE HELL IS A HUMP FOR. SORTING CARS! THRU ROAD FREIGHT CREWS SPEND 25 FRICKIN HOURS IN A HOTEL AND GET SCREWED ON THE WAY HOME BECAUSE THE TM WANTS THE TRAINS BLOCKED TO BREAK UP WHEN THEY GET IN THE RECEVING YARD. FLAT SWITCHING AND BLOCKING YOUR TRAINS IN LINE OF ROAD IS A BUNCH OF SHIT. POOR PLANNING ON THE TERMINALS PART DOESNT CONSTITUTE AN EMERGENCY ON OURS. USE YOUR DAMN HUMP. THATS WHAT ITS FOR. USE YOUR YARD CREWS. THATS WHAT THEY ARE FOR. UTU/BLE.... YOU WONT BE LINING YOUR POCKETS WHEN WE SAY ENOUGH IS ENOUGH AND WE STOP PAYING THEM. WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO WHEN SEVERAL HUNDRED MEMBERS TELL YOU TO STICK IT. MAKE THEM REACH IN THEIR POCKETS AND GET THE YARD SWITCHERS BACK. TOSS THOSE GREEN BOXES AND GET SOME REAL CREWS WORKING THE YARDS. GET THE ROUST ABOUT CREWS BACK. WORKING ROAD CREWS 12 DAMN HOURS EVERY TRIP IS BECOMING THE NORM WITH THE EXTRA SWITCHING WORK BEING FORCED ON THEM. PAY THE CREWS FOR THEIR TIME IN THE WAGONS. BEEN A LONG TIME COMING UTU/BLE. BEEN A LONG TIME SINCE THE MEMBERS RALLIED. DONT THINK IT CANT HAPPEN AGAIN?   Name: pete E-mail: kerlin_p@yahoo.com Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years Posted: 27 July 2015 I worked for CSX in all capacities and over the years I have seen good and bad. The other railroads are similar all have learning curves. Where employees get in trouble they take advantage of the system and eventually get caught. Its a huge loss when you loose a job the pays 4 to 5 thousand dollars a month. There are very few jobs in the US that pay this kind of money and the retirement is good when you draw 4 thousand a month and you wife gets another 2 thousand. Its not a get rich deal but compared to Social Security 800 a month and work until you 70. Take good care of what you have ignore the jerks as there have been plenty of these people that have come and gone. The employees will let a manager know how good of a job they do by their ability to handle people. The days of the drugs and alcohol on duty are gone there is no place for it in the type of business we perform, especially when you have someone with a wife and kids that may not see them again because of a mistake or unnecessary action someone made. Its bad when you see someone coupled up, kids with arms and legs cut off, head on collisions, people walking in the middle of the track committing suicide. You will see it all in your lifetime. Its best to stick together and work for the changes to make things better while getting what you want.   Name: Aleak Young E-mail: Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 10-20 years Posted: 23 July 2015 I need better dope!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 22 July 2015 Name: RRJ E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years Posted: 21 July 2015 Furloughs are part of the job. It's nothing new. When I hired out in 1977 I worked 3 weeks then was furloughed for 2 months got called back worked 7 weeks then furloughed for 4 months. This went on for 3 1/2 years and would of continued up to another 7 years if I hadn't took a transfer to another location. If CSX didn't tell you about furloughs don't feel bad the C&O (now CSX) didn't say anything about it either. lol. Welcome to railroading. _____________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________ This is the other side of RRJ's comments, by other side that means different RR different time. I will keep this short and sweet. Hired Jan 1963 as a Fireman--paid off in 1964-rehired as a Brakeman- 1964. I was cutoff 1 month in 1968-- was the oldest cutoff and worked at will. Resigned in 1970. I spent many hours working with those that had been cutoff for 15 to 17 years, and others that hired at the right time and had never been cutoff. Just the way it has worked for years.   Name: loosing pools E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 22 July 2015 first off im not a csx suckhole I think 99% of managers are idiots.some people here thinks im bitching, but im not, I really don't care about the pools. see I have my 11 personal days , my daily vacations days and I also mark off sick when the days I want and are taken. see I put my time in here to have these days to use to mark off. what do people expect? this is the railroad ,people knew what they were singing up for. a new hire thinks I don't want to work weekends, i don't want to work nights and I want to mark off when I want, as many times I want. where dose it ends? csx needs to move trains that's what we get paid to do , not " well I had 2 good trips I can mark off fmla for 3 days." and this happens every week probably every where. all I can say is i can see csx side of this. when a hot stack train is sitting on the main for hours on a Saturday afternoon during the summer cause they don't have a crew for hours. I be pissed too. the pools moving dosnt affect me at all so I don't really care. you know who should care, are the new hires who are going to get furlough cause of a few bad apples.   Name: RRJ E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years Posted: 21 July 2015 Furloughs are part of the job. It's nothing new. When I hired out in 1977 I worked 3 weeks then was furloughed for 2 months got called back worked 7 weeks then furloughed for 4 months. This went on for 3 1/2 years and would of continued up to another 7 years if I hadn't took a transfer to another location. If CSX didn't tell you about furloughs don't feel bad the C&O (now CSX) didn't say anything about it either. lol. Welcome to railroading.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year Posted: 19 July 2015 Just been furloughed after only being marked up 4 months who knows for how long. Was told the railroad was gonna fill our pockets up with cash lol   Name: PTC Sucks ASS E-mail: Employed as: CSX Contractor, for 10-20 years Posted: 19 July 2015 Anyone ever deal with the guys in the PTC Lab in Jacksonville? There is a certified nutjob running the PTC Lab on the 4th Floor. Goes by the name of John McVeagh. Rumor has it he was about to get fired for being a big dick in his last assignment, but some AVP saved him at the 11th hour and dropped him into the PTC Lab so he could make the entire PTC team miserable. Trust me, everyone that works with that asshole during the day goes home at night and drinks heavily. Employees and contractors come out of the lab ready to rip out their own eyeballs after dealing with him.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 19 July 2015 Roselake, Aleak Young = Racial discrimination, incompetence, and employees not wanting to work for young and him being on drugs   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years Posted: 19 July 2015 "losing road pool" and your post: Nothing further from the truth regarding swap of pools, while there are those who perhaps abuse FMLA, the balance of those who have FMLA have been forced into using it BECAUSE of the Carriers attendance policies (plural because they change week to week flavor of the day). Even those within the Carrier have suggested to those who run afoul of the policies that they get FMLA for legitimate reasons. There is culpability on both sides. I'll also say that there is issues with FMLA at EVERY terminal not just one terminal. Been that way before FMLA, it'll be that way until the end of the railroad or other workplace no matter what location you're in. As to the pools, again it's the flavor of the day. Been told "double ended pools are a thing of the past" by Carrier officials and "this will make it easier to regulate" (read eliminate DH) which is a fallacy because when you have so many entities that can call trains and none are accountable, you get what you get. So your post is way of base as to the moves boiling down to "certain individuals" , and as the old saying goes: "if you haven't heard a good rumour by 10am start one" but at least start one that has a shred of truth to it.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years Posted: 18 July 2015 Who is that prick TM trying to stalk employees posting here?   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 18 July 2015 Believe it has to be at least 50 workers & longer than a 6 month lay-off. Look up\research the WARN Act.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year Posted: 17 July 2015 So, the company just furloughed 30-some people without pay or prior notice in Cumberland, MD. I would like to know how legal that is. Shouldn't employees be protected under the Worker Adjustment and Training Notifician (WARN act)? I think that this at least violates the ethics stated in the CSX ethics page. "Mutual respect." I think mutual respect would be to give men and women with families and bills to pay a prior notice to these sorts of things. If you plan on furloughing someone without pay, you should at least give them a notice so they can arrange to be able to feed their kids. This is cruel and unusual. Also, if you can pick up the phone and call your employees at all hours of the night to go to work and to notify them of being bumped.... You can definitely pick up the phone and call them to tell them they don't have a job for an indefinite amount of time. Am I right or am I right?   Name: alert!!!! E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years Posted: 17 July 2015 Alert to all If you work at Avon be careful who you talk to about posting on this site. A particular train master who's name has been used on here very frequently was heard telling others that he was given a list of names of people who have made post about him. The guy who is sucking up to the train master claims he knows who is using each cover name on their post. Not sure how he would know but there is a major snitch at Avon yard. If anyone can figure out who he is let everyone know and post his name for others. There is no doubt this train master will stalk and set up anyone who's name was on the list. What a piece of crap! Have to be a real low life to run to a tm and rat on fellow workers! Watch your backs!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 17 July 2015 God Help US, this company is in trouble. I have never seen such a mis-managed company. I could not have dreamed up such a calamity. To all us railroaders I really hope that someone will come along and save this company before its to late. As for the unions, its already to late. Look at who's in the local offices, look at who is in the national office. They never were worth a dirty red cent. Lazy Lazy Lazy!   Name: Glad E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 14 July 2015 The co. abolishing jobs, pools, for whatever reason(s), is nothing new. 40 yrs. of dealing with that type of crap: co-worker vs. co-worker, employee vs. employer, terminal vs. terminal, division vs. division......CSX does Suck. Hell, the truth is, railroading sucks. Glad (& thankful - to be outta there)   Name: loosing road pools E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 14 July 2015 buffalo lost both of there short pools ,west and east pool in 11 days. rumor has it, its because every one especially certain individuals and new hires are always marking off f.m.l.a. every weekend. theses are the same employees who brag about how much they abuse it and say "what are they going to do about it, its a law, they cant do nothing to me" well they can and did something about it.they gave the work to other terminals. whats funny now these are now the same individuals crying there going to lose there jobs.   Name: GC E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years Posted: 13 July 2015 SSA COVERED ENGINEERS LISTEN UP ENGINEERS! Before you bombard the General Chairman's office with any more phone calls get out your agreement and read it with a fine tooth comb. When you file a claim you have to make sure your are submitting it for the proper reason and under the proper article. No one should have to explain to you how red tape and minor errors can cause delays and screw up the simplest of claims. One of the biggest violations that is occurring is under aticle 56. SHORT TURN AROUND SERVICE ORIGINATES AT THE HOME TERMINAL. LET ME SAY IT AGAIN....HOME TERMINAL. When you are a road freight engineer and are called out of your away from home terminal the rules of the agreement are totally different. READ ARTICLE 51 very closely. This is where the road crews are getting severely screwed. Read your questions and answers sections. Q3-A3 states very clearly if you are on a trip rated job this trip payment will apply for EACH INDIVIDUAL TRIP. NO COMBINED SERVICE CRAP. BLACK AND WHITE. NO GRAY AREA. EACH TRAIN WILL BE CONSIDERED INDIVIDUAL! YOU ARE NOT TO MAKE A SECOND TRIP WITHOUT BEING RUN THROUGH YOU HOME TERMINAL UNLESS IT IS AN EMERGENCY BUT YOU STILL ARE TO BE PAID FOR EACH TRIP When you get to you home terminal after being called out to run a train home from your away terminal YOU CAN NOT BE USED AS SHORT TURN AROUND SERVICE ARTICLE 68. If they want to use you as such you put your time ticket off and they should put you under another type of service on a new ticket. They are to tell you specifically that you are being used for short turn around. NOT DOG CATCHING as they call it. MAKE THEM TELL YOU THIS SPECIFICALLY. YOU WILL NEED THIS FOR YOUR CLAIM IF THEY REFUSE TO LET YOU MARK YOUR ROAD TICKET OFF AND GIVE YOU A NEW SHORT TURN AROUND TICKET. AGAIN, SHORT TURN AROUND SERVICE MUST ORIGINATE FROM THE HOME TERMINAL ON THE VERY FIRST CALL. DO NOT LET THEM TELL YOU THAT YOUR TRIP IS ORIGINATING FROM THE HOME TERMINAL. YOU MUST BE CALLED TO WORK FROM YOUR HOME TO REPORT TO YOUR HOME TERMINAL TO BE CLASSIFIED AS SHORT TURN AROUND SERVICE! ARTICLE 57. ROAD SERVICE. READ SECTION 5! ROAD TURN AROUND SERVICE. THE MOST IMPORTANT NOTE HERE IS PARAGRAPH 1. THE MILEAGE MUST EXCEED 35 MILES FROM THE HOME TERMINAL TO RELEIVING POINT. IF IT DOES NOT IT IS IN VIOLATION OF THE AGREEMENT. THE COMPANY AVOIDS THIS ARTICLE LIKE THE PLAGUE! THEY ARE NOT SUPPOSED TO CALL YOU AS A J-JOB FOR THESE TRAINS. THEY ARE TO BE ISSUED AS "R" JOBS AND YOU WILL BE PAID FOR EVERY TRIP YOU MAKE. ROAD CREWS WHO ROLL IN FROM THEIR AWAY FROM HOME TERMINAL WETHER THEY ARE DEADHEADED OR NOT ARE TO BE GIVEN A NEW TICKET FOR EVERY TRAIN THEY GET INCLUDING PAY FOR THE DEADHEAD. YOU ARE NOT IN SHORT TURN AROUND SERVICE! YOU ARE ORIGINATING FROM YOUR AWAY FROM HOME TERMINAL! READ....READ....READ THESE ARTICLE THOROUGHLY. CARRY A COPY OF THEM WITH YOU AT ALL TIMES. IF THE DTO OR CHIEF REFUSES ANY INBOUND UNASSIGNED ROAD FREIGHT CREW THE ADDITIONAL TICKETS THEY RIGHTFULLY DESERVE YOU SHOW THE ARITLCE TO YOUR SUPERVISORS. WHEN YOU SEND IN YOUR CLAIM BE SPECIFIC AS TO WHO YOU SHOWED IT TO AND WHO REFUSED TO ISSUE ANOTHER TICKET TO THE CREW. ROAD CREWS ARE BEING WHIPPED AND BEAT BECAUSE OF THE MANPOWER SHORTAGES ON THE EXTRA BOARDS. NO CREW WANTS TO BE AWAY FROM HOME 24-48 HOURS AND THEN AFTER A LONG TRIP HOME TOLD THEY HAVE MORE TRAINS TO WORK AFTER THEY GET TO THEIR HOME TERMINALS AND THEY ARENT GOING TO RECIEVE ONE RED CENT FOR THE EXTRA WORK THAT THEY ARE FORCED TO DO. TERMINAL LIMITS HAVE NOTHING TO DO WITH THE TRIP RATED MILES. A TERMINAL COULD EXTEND 10 MILES PAST YOUR ENDING ADVERTISED TRIP LOCATION AND MILES YOU ARE PAID TO TRAVEL. DO NOT LET THE SUPERVISORS SNOW BALL YOU WITH THE OLD " YOUR WORKING IN YOUR TERMINAL LIMITS CRAP"! YARD CREWS AND EXTRA BOARD CREWS ARE SUPPOSED TO BE USED FOR THESE SO CALLED TERMINAL LIMITS JOBS. IF THEY ARE NOT AVAILABLE THEN ROAD FREIGHT CREWS ARE TO BE PAID AS STATED IN THE AGREEMENT. IF YOU DONT GET PAID PUT IN A TRIP ADJUSTMENT CLAIM FOR THE EXTRA MILES WORKED BEYOND YOUR ADVERISED TRIP RATE. IT DOESNT MATTER IF IT IS JUST 5 MILES. EVERY MILE COUNTS! PUT IN A LAP BACK CLAIM FOR GOING BEYOND YOUR ENDING LOCATION AND REVERSING BACK IN ANOTHER DIRECTION TO YOUR ORGINAL END TRIP LOCATION. YOU HAVE ADVERTISED LIMITS AND SPECIFIC MILES. BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC ON YOUR CLAIM AS TO WHAT THEY MADE YOU DO AND WHERE. LETS WORK TOGETHER HERE BROTHERS AND GET THIS ABUSE NIPPED IN THE BUTT NOW. GET THESE CLAIMS IN. READ YOUR ARTICLES . FILE A CLAIM FOR EVERY ARTICLE THAT IS VIOLATED. YOUR LOSING YOUR AGREEMENT RIGHTS AND YOUR PROTECTED WORKING CONDITIONS. QUIT COMPLAING ABOUT CLAIMS NOT BEING PAID BECAUSE YOU JUST WANT THE MONEY. CLAIMS ARE THERE TO MAKE THE CARRIER PAY A PENALTY FOR VIOLATING OUR AGREEMENT. THEY ARE NOT THEIR TO SUPPLEMENT YOUR INCOME. YOU WANT TO STOP HAVING YOUR TAIL ENDS WORKED OFF AFTER A LONG HARD TRIP AND TIME OFF AWAY FROM HOME THEN FILE AS MANY AGREEMENT VIOLATIONS CLAIMS AS POSSIBLE. OTHERWISE YOU ARE JUST GOING TO HAVE TO LEARN TO LIVE WITH IT!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 1-10 years Posted: 10 July 2015 CSX is a horrible place to work. Cut jobs and then more jobs until yard jobs are being annulled or calling men off an assigned job on their off days to run road trains. Priority trains sitting in the yard because there are no rested crews to be found. I guess that's is the CSX way of effiency these days.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for N/A Posted: 10 July 2015 Donald Trump For President: Lets get rid of all this political correctness Bull Shit that's ruining our country!   Name: ralph lambert E-mail: carylabelguy@yahoo.com Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year Posted: 09 July 2015 I shit rain bows! I am compleatly insane. Slipping through the background check is easy as pronounced by all you bubuahs with dog boxes and or rebel flags in the back of your trucks.Most engineers want pilots because they don't know there ass from a hole in their ass and not because of their conductor. most engineers yell at there conductors because of the pain in their virginas! They could just help their buddy and not put him on blast! We are all on the same team. For fuck sake! Lets work together.   Name: ralph lambert E-mail: carylabelguy@yahoo.com Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 09 July 2015 Chuck Kerston, Train master at Taft yard in Orlando is a big stud muffin and a great guy to work for! we are both fans of Mr.Pickles!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 09 July 2015 I want to start off by saying I was wrong. now my story. I was a bout to yard a train at moncrief yard in Jacksonville FL. I was told to talk to a remote job and what track to go into. The dispatcher lined me into the wrong track and I got into a different remote zone. I was on a restricking so we were fucked!The conductor and I job briefed but when we we went a different direction we thought we remembered the yard wrong. bottom line 45 days off and I keep hearing how lucky I am! With wait time I will be off about 2 months.There was no near miss. There was no damage of equipment. Part of my plee was that I would wittness against the dispather but I never got another letter so I guess he pleed out also. Remember, you can be lined wrong and if it is a restricting signal; you are screwed.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 07 July 2015 For various reasons, management bastards take care of their own. If a rotten supervisor gets removed & elects to stay in csx management (have seen it many times), he/she can end up in a more desirable position in a more desirable (to them) location.   Name: News Flash E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years Posted: 07 July 2015 Hey CSX EVERYONE knows that your lawyers and your public relations department monitors this site everyday. Did it ever occur to you that maybe there just might be something going on with the conduct of this trainmaster by the name of Edwards. Have you ever seen any post about other supervisors that were so vile and full of pure hate. There hasn't been just one or two, but several over the last year. The whip and beat mentality and the "IM THE BOSS AND ITS YOUR WORD AGAINST MINE MENTALITY" has earned this character a death wish to hell numerous times. So please explain how you intend to look into this. You have an ethics policy don't you? You have to have received complaints through your ethic hotline. Just how do you handle a supervisor that obviously has a serious personality problem and cant handle dealing with people? Just curious what steps the company takes to control the damage with the public and customers after they have read all these post!   Name: Get A Life E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years Posted: 06 July 2015 Sexual harassment with a minor is public record and the perpetrator would be required to register as a sexual offender. Since this is public record, Donny (Donald) Workman is not on any sexual predator list. Also, reports are public and can be obtained from the public recorders office of any claims against him. There is no such record as this is a falsified claim against him. This is a pathetic story made up by "adults" to try and ruin someone's life. This is a lible act that Donny may now prosecute. The truth always comes out in the end. Made up story vs FACTS.   Name: used E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years Posted: 01 July 2015 AVON SUCKS!!! Csx sucked yesterday, toady and will again tomorrow. Still raping the agreements. Still abusing road crews. Been pulling them out of hotels and making them dog catching bitches when they have extra board crews available to do THEIR WORK. SOB'S calling crews out of hotel to dh home on a J Ticket and then refusing to pay the claims that are due them when they got a shit load of lap back miles and busting their balls while extra board guys stay home and sleep. Havent seen the unions do a damn thing about it yet. This J JOB bullshit has got to stop. Stealing us blind. Bullshit to sit in hotel for 25 hours to kill your 6th start then J Job your ass when you finally get to come home...... CSX SUCKS!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 01 July 2015 Just want to express my deep hatred for that fat fuck worthless piece of shit Brian(SHAMU)Edwards. Your a poster boy for your dad should've blew his load in your moms ass!!! I hope you meet a horrible tragic death you cocksucker!!! I heard your wife likes to get gangbanged by at least 3 guys lol. Fuck you Brian Edwards!!!   Name: Fed up E-mail: Employed as: Engine repair, for 1-10 years Posted: 30 June 2015 Cumberland Locomotive Shop...what a disgrace. Operated with lies,fear, idiots, and intimidation.James Brown and his clowns upstairs are liars and incompetent fools. They hire managers that know nothing so they can be their muppets. If u go upstairs to ask questions you run into the first clown Candice and with her is sure to be the other incompetent rude clown Gail. They don't know a thing, they are rude, arrogant, ignorant, and plain stupid. They sit around talking smack on other employees to make themselves feel better. Next is the managers....all they know are numbers....safety doesn't mean jack, although they preach the crap out of it. Only one good manager there and that is Greg Amazqua. They rest of them jack wagons are pretty much worthless. Then you have James Brown upstairs, the holy one himself....he is nothing but a liar, cheat, and a racist pig. Call ethics on him and nothing gets done. He thrives on fear and intimidation. He ran the only good person we had upstairs off, the one that knew everything and would do anything to help you. We all miss Cindy Edwards and would do anything to get her back. In conclusion, it's no wonder everyone is trying to leave Cumberland Locomotive Shop. It used to be a great place to work.....Now it just SUCKS!!!!!!   Name: BAT man E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years Posted: 29 June 2015 To the former div rfe, the BAT strikes again! ...Big Ass Trains, lol.   Name: E-mail: Borlandkerry@gmal.com Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 1-10 years Posted: 29 June 2015 I would like to hear comments stories about Dennis Rhodes.please feel free to email me...thank you   Name: Ed E-mail: pidrfe@hotmail.com Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 28 June 2015 If you assholes block the crossing in Charon,georgia again for 30 mins like you did tonight 6/28/15 around 9:00pm to meet a trailer train, I can guarantee you want save any tine. As a retired division DRFE on NS you had better line your engineers up better than that. I know the difference between a emergency and a meet.   Name: Iced E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 26 June 2015 To anyone who hears the Bull about cost savings, cutting the fat or any other terms that describe the efforts by CSX needs to look around. There is nothing new to this BS strategy by CSX. Posturing for a take over or whatever comes down the pipeline. Understand this, money can sway a good man to decide some really stupid decisions based upon fear. Another takeover strategy, only means the sky will be falling once again.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 25 June 2015 June 25, 2015 CSX SUCKS more than it ever has! Now they are cutting jobs even if they can't move the freight! Cutting back on crew packs! what does that tell you? Watch your paychecks! This cheap ass hillbilly outfit has learned how to count beans! ENRON all over again! Lets just get the stock price up.....LMAO!!!!! If you fart, YOU ARE FIRED!!!!!! Don't mark off sick because we won't have enough people to move the freight. CSX STILL SUCKS, always has, always will. How come the other Class I railroads don't have this problem?????   Name: Evansville E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 23 June 2015 Easy fix, quit being greedy company sucks and say not qualified, let them pay a yard or east end crew at Avon, you Avon guys been running like those trainmasters lapdogs for years, hard to say not qualified now, you think us evansville guys has never been to Kraft runner or girl school,? Most of us worked up at Avon years ago, we know how to get to those spots but we aren't scabs for a time slip, we say not qualified, no matter if it costs us money cause we aren't scabs   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 22 June 2015 Name: NO RESPECT E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 09 June 2015 Ripped off You are 100% right. We have been sitting back and watching what has been happening at Avon yard. The road crews who have set trip rate miles are being forced to dog catch their own trains outside of their advertised limits. The west end crews have been going into east end territory and getting their own trains. They are also being forced to TRAVEL as much as 10 miles lap back work to set outbound trains for east end crews. The TMs and chiefs are refusing to give them tickets for the extra miles they travel beyond their advertised miles. Every damn one of them are saying its in terminal limits and its yarding their trains. Its not yarding their train. Once they hit the receiving yard that is supposed to be the end of the line. This terminal limit crap is out of control. A crew was ordered the other day to go get their train out east way past their job limits. When they said they weren't qualified that far the TM got real shitty and told them they were supposed to be qualified in the terminal. No crew on the west end ever goes as far as they were ordered to go. When asked if they were going to get compensation for the work performed they were told no by tm and chief. Again another crew forced up to 10 miles of work and no compensation. Trip rates are a joke right now. Another thing we have been noticing is when a west end crew dogs in so called terminal limits on a west end job, they never force and east end crew to go out and get it . They never force an east end crew to go get their own train. If they say they aren't qualified out that far(8-15 miles)they let them off. Its starting to look like outright discrimination against west end crews. This has been going on for years. If we have set trip rates with set miles then any work done outside of those set miles should be paid. This terminal bull crap is going to be a real nightmare for west crews. Avon is pretending it is their yard limits and they have the right to say anything done in terminal limits is yard work. The big question here is WERE THE HELL IS THE UNION AND WHEN IS SOMETHING GOING TO BE DONE!-------------------------------------- ----------------------------------------------------------------- Easy FIX Dumb Ass stop paying the mafia union. You need to get a set and refuse to pay up, and that is something that is so above you and the bros that follow the same worthless stream of Unionship. You can not step up and refuse to pay simply because every one tells you to never do that. So keep paying$1500.00 or more per year for NOTHING, but respect from the rest of the FOOLS. 

 Name: Needing info E-mail: Employed as: Yard Master, for 20-30 years Posted: 19 June 2015 Got a question. Where in the world did this trainmaster David Benson come from? Is it true that he destroyed the terminal that his was at last? This clown is a nut job. 

 Name: Stockholder E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years Posted: 15 June 2015 Leghorn You must be new to this site or your a mole. Everyone knows pines is a man. He has been posting on here so long no one really knows when he started. Now back to the touchy topic at hand that csx sure the hell doesn't want flooding this website. Is this take over a real issue or not? Does anyone have any concrete info. Last I heard someone higher up in the FRA food chain said it was in the works but csx was pooling its funds and getting ready for a fight. Cant base any investments on the rumor mill.... 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 15 June 2015 Don't know if its a he or a she but must have missed it's medication.... 

 Name: Foghorn leghorn E-mail: Employed as: Engine repair, for Less than 1 year Posted: 14 June 2015 Who is Pines? Is it a he or she? 

 Name: Love'em E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 14 June 2015 I just love CSX 

 Name: Combine forces E-mail: Employed as: Car repair, for 30+ years Posted: 14 June 2015 Is cp buying us out? 

 Name: ? E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years Posted: 13 June 2015 Other If there is a merger or take over what will that do to our stock? I don't know anything about investing. Would our stock drop or be rolled into the new company at the same price? Could csx run the same as is but as a division of the new company? Do you know what happened to contrails stock when csx took over? 

 Name: Locomotion E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 13 June 2015 Well CSX did it again. Parkersburg W.V has a new trainmaster Mr.David Benson. This guy is a walking circus. What's wrong with this guy? Lies keep rolling out of his mouth. CSX must be proud of this one. One dumb little Oompa Loompa ..... 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 12 June 2015 For everyone making comments hoping for the CP to come in? I got news for you, since Hunter Harrison took over, the employees hate the place. Watch what you wish for! 

 Name: Retired FRA Inspector E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years Posted: 12 June 2015 : When I retired, I sent a letter to my U.S. Senator that described how FRA management did not support me when a CSX terminal superintendent and his trainmaster began harassing and stocking me, and how I had to call the local police to get them off my back. Since then I have had no contact with the people I worked for nor do I care to. I only have contact with one of the inspectors I worked with and he has recently retired. FRA management really got into the pockets of the railroads during recent years. Real regulatory enforcement is a thing of the past. My friends are and always have been the union contract folks that work for the railroads. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 12 June 2015 RE;  The renowned CEO [Hunter Harrison] of the Canadian Pacific entertained a merger with the CSX a few moths ago and now recently. Ward said No! And Hedge Fund managers will eventually get Ward ousted at the behest of Harrison--who will then run the CSX for a brief period before he picks a successor. Harrison turned around the Canadian National and later retired until a group of Hedge Fund managers lured him out of retirement to turnaround the Canadian Pacific of which he has been very successful at doing. I'd say Ward and his staff will be unemployed when the Hedge Fund managers come calling soon. And there is a long shot of a possible merger with the UP and CP with Harrison again running the show. It will be the Hedge Fund manager's call. With all the whispers on Wall Street, CSX and UP has an over-supply of managers that can easily be eliminated during a merger. 

 Name:  E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for N/A Posted: 12 June 2015  Does anyone have any info on the rumor that the CN has been planning a hostle takeover and has been unloading some of their lines for extra cash. Its being said that's why csx isn't paying its employees their bargained pay because they are loading up to fight back... Anybody got any info on this? Hey retired FRA... your old department should know something about this. You still have any connections? 

 Name: SP Eng. Retired E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 10-20 years Posted: 12 June 2015 "Locomotive Eng. Do you think it will be better with the merger of CN?........” ..................................................................................... That all depends on which group of management gets control. Back when the UPRR was gobbling up all the smaller railroads, they swallowed the Missouri Pacific (MOP). After that, there was nothing but diarrhea for years. After the MOP merger/takeover,seems as though there was too much high end management. The UP offered an officer’s buyout. Turns out, all the older more experienced managers were UP people, and they ended up thaking the buyouts. What was left were younger MOP officer who got control of the railroad. Things went downhill fast and the effects of the MOP are still imbedded into the UPRR to this day. So, point being, if the CSX gets control, things are pretty much going to be the way they’ve been. Trust me, CSX peope will not go down without a war. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 12 June 2015 God please bring on the Canadian Pacific....... 

 Name: NO RESPECT E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 09 June 2015 Ripped off You are 100% right. We have been sitting back and watching what has been happening at Avon yard. The road crews who have set trip rate miles are being forced to dog catch their own trains outside of their advertised limits. The west end crews have been going into east end territory and getting their own trains. They are also being forced to travel as much as 10 miles lap back work to set outbound trains for east end crews. The TMs and chiefs are refusing to give them tickets for the extra miles they travel beyond their advertised miles. Every damn one of them are saying its in terminal limits and its yarding their trains. Its not yarding their train. Once they hit the receiving yard that is supposed to be the end of the line. This terminal limit crap is out of control. A crew was ordered the other day to go get their train out east way past their job limits. When they said they weren't qualified that far the TM got real shitty and told them they were supposed to be qualified in the terminal. No crew on the west end ever goes as far as they were ordered to go. When asked if they were going to get compensation for the work performed they were told no by tm and chief. Again another crew forced up to 10 miles of work and no compensation. Trip rates are a joke right now. Another thing we have been noticing is when a west end crew dogs in so called terminal limits on a west end job, they never force and east end crew to go out and get it . They never force an east end crew to go get their own train. If they say they aren't qualified out that far(8-15 miles)they let them off. Its starting to look like outright discrimination against west end crews. This has been going on for years. If we have set trip rates with set miles then any work done outside of those set miles should be paid. This terminal bull crap is going to be a real nightmare for west crews. Avon is pretending it is their yard limits and they have the right to say anything done in terminal limits is yard work. The big question here is WERE THE HELL IS THE UNION AND WHEN IS SOMETHING GOING TO BE DONE! 

 Name: boxcar E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 07 June 2015 Earn it YEAH MAN......WHAT YOU SAID! 

 Name: watchdogs E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years Posted: 07 June 2015 Crews Does anyone know if it's true they are doing away with the yard jobs at barr yard? Rumor is they said it was because they all sit on their asses in the break room drinking coffee and refuse to work. Going to make road crews coming in do the work on top of their trips. Not going to pay them one dime extra. Is this true? Are road crews going to get raped and abused and run into the ground. 

 Name: Silly blacks E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 06 June 2015 Keep crying about blacks being treated unfair... Blacks are lazy and all they look for is a free ride. If it doesn't go their way they yell rasicm. Get a life buck wheat. Nappy head looking Mr microphone head freak...... Suck it up and do your job.. Csx gives more to the blacks than whites because of the crying that they do..... Boo hoo 

 Name: ripped off E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years Posted: 06 June 2015 WARNING Heads up Great lakes division. You younger pups who are just coming in are in for a big surprise. The union agreements are being changed with side letters you don't know a thing about. The union is made aware 30 days in advance of any changes in work rules or conditions. The division is being restructured to be one great big terminal and everyone will be force to qualify in every yard. Avon crews are being forced to qualify on the yard jobs at roselake yard. Even though their home teriminal is avon(226) miles away. The conductor and engineer agreements have set rules for using other crews from other terminal. This is needed so the crews cant be used to death and set job limits aren't violated. Its being changed. Avon yard is changing their so called "yard limits" to a straight classification of terminal limits so crews can be forced up to 15 miles out the yard to do yard work. Road crews are going to be forced to travel 10-15 miles out of their paid trip miles to yard a train in out lying sidings. The old transfer yard is being revamped so all road and yard crews from avon can deliver there in the "SO CALLED" new yard limits. There are at least 6 SSA and conductor articles that are violated on a daily basis and claims are not being paid. You better get a meeting together with ALL local chairman and get this settled. General chairman better get on board. If this happens then you better stop paying your union dues and throw out the current reign in the union. Vote all of them out at the next election. THIS ISNT A JOKE! Look around you and see what is slowly happening. Your job protection, seniority rights and working conditions are being revamped while you are reading this! Wake up! 

 Name: Amy E-mail: Amy@homedepot.com Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 05 June 2015 I have an announcement to make..... I shit taller than any of Marcello's tallest days. That is all. 

 Name: Retired FRA Inspector E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years Posted: 02 June 2015 Well said "Earn It." I suspect that "Big Whistle" is a CSX manager. 

 Name: Earn it E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 02 June 2015 Big whistle I sware to god if I see one more post about how good we are paid without having a college education I'm going to puke. First, what do you think the school is. How about the continuing education when rules constantly change. How about the yearly pod testing and classroom testing. Just because we didn't attend some overblown school does not mean we aren't entitled to good pay. I sold my soul, free time and private family time for this job and deserve every dime I make. If you didn't know, the turnover rate was 63% last year. Your theory people would kill for this job is only half right. The ones who quit want to kill someone before they quit! stop downgrading our skill and education level just because we didn't attend any ivy legue college for this job. Our yearly training is no different then what a teacher is required to do. I just wish we could take a summer break away from some of the children in upper management! A signed agreement is a signed agreement. Constantly fighting for what you were promised is bullshit! Union or no union. There is no honor in a handshake or a signed agreement with this company. So pay us well! We deserve it. 

 Name: BigWhistle E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years Posted: 02 June 2015 I can relate to everyone's frustrations concerning all things such as denied claims and not following contract's. I do on the other hand see that most are confused about the executive branch of CSX or any other company. Oscar Munoz, Cindy Sanborn and Mike Ward don't care about denied claims and broken contract claims stating we didn't get an extra days pay. The main things they care about is the financial success of CSX and it's investors. Train arrivals, departures, velocity etc. They aren't dropping in to listen to whining. Operations and the bottom dollar is the main reasoning and concern. Realize this and you will sleep a lot better. Imagine the fact that if in not the next round of negotiations you will lose claim codes. The system will decide whether we are do it or not. Think outside the box. Union is fading itself out. The BLE and UTU doesn't need the Govt or railroad to phase them out. Technology just isn't an enemy at the control stand or the coo pilots desk. The ear is raging on how you get paid, what you get paid and how much you was overpaid. I try to think that I'm lucky just to make 75,000 per year without a college education. You new guys should feel lucky making 40,000. A lot of people would swap shoes in a split second. Even when your getting screwed your still making good $. Don't get spoiled.   Name: legal E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for N/A Posted: 31 May 2015 Sick of it Do you own stock with CSX. If you do then you are an investor. It doesn't matter if you own one share. As an investor in CSX you fall under several different departments of ethics per the company. First, find the CSX CODES OF ETHICS under investors. You are an investor. Read all of it very carefully. To save you some time I will post a small portion that addresses your situation. Every CSX director, officer and EMPLOYEE(that includes you) must help ENSURE that reporting of business and financial information-computerized, paper or OTHERWISE-is accurate, complete and TIMELY. This includes records of cost, revenue, time sheets, vouchers, bills, PAYROLL and benefits records and regulatory data, among other business information. There are 7 topics addressed in this code of ethics policy. One that is of most importance for denied claims is number two. NEVER DELIBERATELY MAKE A FALSE OR MISLEADING ENTRY IN ANY REPORT OR RECORD. An earning statement is a report. It is also entered in the records of the company. A denied claim that you know 100% for a fact is legitimate and it is stated in writing on that statement that it is denied because it is invalid should be handled as misleading and your union representation should handle it as such. You as an investor also have the right to bring this to the companies attention. Many would say this is a gray area, but the writing in the ethics code is in black and white. There are those who would argue that you must file everything through your union representation first, but as an investor in the company you need to make sure that any internal breakdown that may be developing is brought to the proper department immediately. It is your money and future that is invested and at risk. Fellow employees who have been denied pay for attending the mandatory classes and are investors have a right to enforce these codes of ethics. Waiting six months to get paid is an unacceptable business practice. If a supervisor has stated that he/she has notified the financial department of the problem and nothing has been done, then you as an employee of CSX and an investor is obligated to inform the proper department of the problem. This is your duty as stated in the codes of ethics. Remember, it is your duty to help ensure that proper procedures are being used and followed.   Name: WHAT??? E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years Posted: 31 May 2015 Hey other friend/family Try reading the post below yours. What do you call that. A POST IDIOT! Now if your wondering where the jerry springer smut is then maybe you should try cable. Most of us are sick of that wasted space on here.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 1-10 years Posted: 31 May 2015 I'm just wondering why no one posts here anymore? It's not like the company socks any less....   Name: sick of it E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 31 May 2015 Conductors I took the mandatory face to face class 2 months ago and still haven't been paid for 1 of the days. I have heard a lot of people, engineers as well, say they haven't been paid. Some went to the class in January and only have been paid for 1 day. WHAT THE HELL IS WRONG WITH THIS COMPANY! This crap has been going on for so many years it isn't even a joke any more. I think we need to come together as a group and start sending this stuff directly to board members homes. FORGET SENDING THIS THROUGH OUR UNIONS. I know for a fact that several have confronted Harris and the assistant superintendent at Avon about this and they have both said it has something to do with the new computer program they had to use to get us paid. Why is it every time this company changes their computer programs they screw the hell out of everything every single time. Just like when they changed the way we received our pay stubs in the mail. They made a mess of that for weeks before they got their heads out of their arsses! Come on people. Lets start mailing this stuff to the board members. I bet they don't have a clue what the hell is going on in this company and how big a joke the finance department is. We don't have to go through the unions. We have a right as stock holders of this company to notify the head of the finance department about any discrepancies we find and outright gross negligence. LETS GET ON BOARD WITH THIS. BUST THEIR MAILBOXES OPEN. THE UNION IS SITTING ON THIS STUFF TOO LONG. IF WE ARENT PAID BY NEXT YEARS CLASSES THEN WE SHOULD ALL BOYCOT THEM AND REFUSE TO ATTEND. THEY CANT PULL ALL OF US OUT OF SERVICE. ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 30 May 2015 Don't we all just love this wisdom! Detroit is doing well, and Baltimore, and Chicago, and the US economy is booming. Welfare is being reduced, wages are on the increase, and everything is just wonderful, good thing the Democrats are running the show. Not smart++++++ is called Ignorant by many.--------------------- -------------------------------------------------------------------- Name: Retired FRA Inspector E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years Posted: 17 May 2015 Union railroad employees that vote for Republicans are extremely simple minded. Ronald (Howdy Duty) Reagan and the Bushes did everything in their power to hurt unions and help corporations. They also did everything they could to put Federal safety agencies in the pockets of corporations and to prevent unions from having a voice in how those agencies conduct business. I witnessed it first hand while at FRA. Most FRA inspectors were also Republicans and voted for the politicians who tried to cut their pay and benefits time and time again. So to those union members that keep voting for Republicans, try eating your guns, bibles and flags when you begin starving to death. And then realize that the Democrats weren't really trying to take those items away from you. Republicans just used your fear of that to get votes.   Name: Dong Bageley E-mail: MikeyWardslapdog@csx.com Employed as: M of W, for 1-10 years Posted: 30 May 2015 "If you boys haven't realized it yet Cindy is Michael Wards mistress" Are you wrong and must not work for CSX. Cindy is a lesbian.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 10-20 years Posted: 29 May 2015 If you boys haven't realized it yet Cindy is Michael Wards mistress, lots of things are talked about in a hair salon! Also the attendance policy is ridiculous, you have no life just to have a decent job!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 27 May 2015 Any new news on the dipshit Amtrak engineer ?......besides that he is a gay exhibitionist......to bad for all you Amtrak engineers that are real professional engineers......the camera is coming soon.....what a shame for us all.....who in the hell hires these people anyway?.......   Name: Retired FRA Inspector E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years Posted: 24 May 2015 Charles S. Johnson's Twitter account was suspended. I dug a little further and discovered that he is a far-right racist bigot.   Name: IR E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 24 May 2015 Amtrak Engineer's Personal Issues: There is an honest blogger that has all the details about the Amtrak Engineer. Goggle: Charles S Johnson or gotnews. This seems like a government cover-up! The feds knew exactly what happened!   Name: Sick clown E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 21 May 2015 Listen up girls... Now is your chance.. Big Micheal Ward and Cindy sandborn will be traveling to a terminal near you.. Grow some balls and tell them about the problems at the terminals .. If you want change then let your voice be heard. Show these idiots how disgruntled we are. The T&E employees are they're on worest enemies..you love crying about problems but won't stand up for yourself. Keep hiding behind the BLET/UTU ... Those boys are bought out ...period ..... Have a good day ladies .   Name: Dong Bageley E-mail: MikeyWardslapdog@csx.com Employed as: M of W, for 1-10 years Posted: 20 May 2015 2014 Chairman’s Award of Excellence Winners Each year, CSX selects its Chairman’s Award of Excellence winners from among individuals and teams of employees who have made a significant contribution to the company’s performance. Their projects, some taking years to complete, cover a wide range of endeavors. For 2014, CSX recognized nine teams and one individual with this most prestigious award. All of the winners and their projects reflect CSX’s vision and core values as they drive improvements for our company and its customers. Following is a listing of the 2014 winners and their accomplishments. Congratulations to all! Station and Route Awareness Training Team Scott Gray, terminal superintendent, Nashville Scott Perret, assistant terminal superintendent, Nashville Travis Shelton, road foreman of engines, Nashville Meacham Bailey, manager-field training programs, Atlanta Samantha Webb, manager-field training, Nashville These individuals instituted the Station and Route Awareness Training program, or START, for conductor trainees on the Nashville Division. This innovative program establishes three days of one-on-one station training for aspiring conductors during Phase Two of their on-the-job training. Due in part on this program, the number of human factor train derailments on the division decreased by more than 50 percent during a year when the number of new-hire conductors increased by more than 50 percent. As a result START’s success, other divisions are now adopting the program.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 19 May 2015 Oh my.....dumb & dumber coming to town......   Name: union E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 19 May 2015 HEADS UP AVON!!! MUNOZ AND SANBORN ARE SUPPOSED TO BE IN AVON ON THE 27th. IF THEY HAVE THE GUTS TO ACTUALLY HAVE A SIT DOWN WITH THE CREWS, DO NOT FORGET TO POINT OUT THE SCREWING THAT IS BEING GIVEN TO THE WEST END CREWS. THE CREWS WHO ARE BEING FORCED TO WORK OVER 10 MILES OUT OF THEIR ADVERTISED JOB LIMITS. THE CREWS WHO ARE ON THE ROAD ALL DAMN DAY AND AWAY FROM HOME AND THEN HAVE TO COME HOME AND HOSTLE TRAINS FOR THE REMOTES IN THE YARDS BECAUSE THEY CANT GO OUT OF THE YARD AREA. AND WE SAY YARD AREA BECAUSE THE MANAGERS IN INDY CALL IT ALL TERMINAL LIMITS. THEY ARE TRYING TO BLANKET THE ENTIRE INDIANAPOLIS AREA UNDER TERMINAL LIMITS SO THEY CAN MAKE ALL ROAD CREWS TRAVEL TO THE OLD TRANSFER YARD AND CRAWFORDSVILLE LINE TO SET OFF BLOCKS OF ROAD TRAINS AND SAY THEY ARE IN THEIR RIGHTS TO DO SO BECAUSE THE CREWS ARE ASSIGNED TO DELIVER TRAINS WITHIN THE TERMINAL LIMITS. THE TRIP RATES ARE SET. YOUR DESIGNATED TERRITORY ON JOB ASSIGNMENTS ARE SET. THEY ARE RAPING OUR AGREEMENT AND THE UNION IS SITTING ON ITS ASS RIGHT NOW AS WE SPEAK AND NOT DOING ANYTHING ABOUT IT. THE CREWS ARE DOING 200 MILES OF WORK ON 180 MILES OF PAY. THEY ARE USING US AND REFUSING FAIR PAY FOR OUR LABOR! ITS ONLY GOING TO GET WORSE! ASK THESE TWO HOW THEY CAN WORK THE CREWS LIKE DOGS, BABY THE REMOTES AND RAPE OUT AGREEMENT AND FEEL GOOD ABOUT THEMSELVES. ASK THEM HOW CAN THEY SIGN AN AGREEMENT AND THEN RENEGE ON EVERYTHING THEY SIGNED. ITS GETTING REAL BAD OUT HERE PEOPLE AND YOU BETTER WAKE UP SOON. OUR UNION IS JUST ABOUT GONE RIGHT ALONG WITH OUR UNION DUES AND THE COMPANY MAN KNOWS IT. THEY HAVE BEEN CHIPPING AWAY AT OUR RIGHTS AND HAVE GOTTEN AWAY WITH IT. BETTER WAKE UP! THIS IS NO JOKE. YOU LIKE THROWING YOU MONEY IN THE SHITTER JUST TO WATCH IT BE FLUSHED THEN GO AHEAD AND SIT ON YOUR BUTTS AND WATCH THE WATER FLUSH! YOU BETTER START TALKING TO YOUR BUDDIES IN THE STEAL WORKERS UNIONS AND SEE JUST HOW "SMART" THEY REALLY ARE. FIND OUT HOW THEIR BOYS HANDLE THIS KIND OF ABUSE BY MANAGEMENT!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 18 May 2015 Agree. People\blue collar workers don't vote enough & if/when they do, all too often they vote to eventually cut their own throat(s). Can't ever seem to get it.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 18 May 2015 Keep preaching to the Choir .....does no good. Sad & too bad.   Name: Retired FRA Inspector E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years Posted: 17 May 2015 Union railroad employees that vote for Republicans are extremely simple minded. Ronald (Howdy Duty) Reagan and the Bushes did everything in their power to hurt unions and help corporations. They also did everything they could to put Federal safety agencies in the pockets of corporations and to prevent unions from having a voice in how those agencies conduct business. I witnessed it first hand while at FRA. Most FRA inspectors were also Republicans and voted for the politicians who tried to cut their pay and benefits time and time again. So to those union members that keep voting for Republicans, try eating your guns, bibles and flags when you begin starving to death. And then realize that the Democrats weren't really trying to take those items away from you. Republicans just used your fear of that to get votes.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 16 May 2015 Guarantee you this....if there were two crew members in the cab of that Amtrak train in Philadelphia .....never would have happened.....someone should let the house of representatives leader know that .....oh he probably does....he knows everything....just ask him.....if this accident doesn't wake up America to what is happening in the railroad industry then I guess nothing will....my wife asked me if I wanted to ride Amtrak somewhere this year.....answer....NOWAY IN HELL!!......idea....how about not spending billions overseas on an idiotic war that will never end and spending the money here in the USA to take care of US......must be quite embarrassing to be a politician these days......   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year Posted: 15 May 2015 Amtrak accident: Apparently, Amtrak had all the data including the camera focused on the engineer. The camera probably showed the engineer accelerating the speed of the locomotive. In a "legal" sense, if in fact Amtrak ascertained that the accident was intentional, an apology is paramount in order to mitigate [damages] and assuage the victims love ones [anger]. And now to politics: Americans must come together and impose on our government to improve America's infrastructure and not$TRILLIONS for the sake of Israel for wars in the Middle East! 

 Name: CSX long time disgusted slave E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years Posted: 15 May 2015 Investigative Reporter is a troll! His comment doesn't even make sense. As If the Engineer would/could make a name for himself by what? Being reckless? Stupid? As others have said don't jump to conclusions. If he can't remember what happened its probably because he microsleeped. An unfortunate consequence of sleep deprivation. Which is an all too common problem in this industry. An industry that had the benefit of a work force that commonly had people willingly working 80 hours a week (greed factor)for decades. But that wasn't good enough for the greedy basterds in charge. They had to make medieval attendance policies to close any gaps where a guy could mark off when he had enough, and needed a day or two to recoup, and get rested or just plain caught up with the personal necessities of life (you know, food shopping, laundry, etc.etc.) then there's the issue of 1 man in the cab. The fact that this has gone on for so long without the Public and Unions demanding an immediate end to this insanely dangerous policy is mind boggling. Just think how that would play out in the Airline Industry if they had 1 man flight crews. And every 6/8 months a plane fell out of the sky killing everyone on board. Because the pilot had some sort of health failure/lapse, and the computer just didn't quite get the job done in his absence. 

 Name: Investigative Reporter E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 13 May 2015 Amtrak wreck: The young engineer was going twice the allowable speed and was obviously trying to make a name for himself! The feds have been pondering the idea of completely isolating train crews from management for better oversight. The German Pilot Effect (copy cat crime) maybe? 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 13 May 2015 CSX is a great company to work for. 

 Name: LC E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 09 May 2015 Watchdog sorry but it won't do any good to key your radio mic if your fellow crew member is the only one in hearing distance. Not all divisions record all radio traffic either. The Chicago division is an example of one who doesn't record in all areas. The crews are not protected. The supervisors know this and have even been reported as gloating about it. They know it is your word against theirs. This is a topic of hot discussion with the unions. Hopefully there will be a change soon. This won't prevent the mentally challenged supervisor from fabricating false charges but it is a step towards better protection. If upper management didn't demand mandatory failures this whole mess wouldn't exist but they do so until our unions can put a protection plan in place that works do whatever it takes to protect yourself and your job. 

 Name: watchdogs E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years Posted: 08 May 2015 Pay attention!!! GLDV! Due to the extensive testing that is being done on supervisors this month it has been brought to our attention that some supervisors are going to the extreme. One tm in particular on the west side is going to far. This would be one by the name of Edwards. It is being reported he is obsessed with busting crews with the 25 foot rule. Make sure you are no closer than 50 feet at all times. Without video protection you have no way of protecting yourself from trumped up charges. What is more disturbing is this supervisor was recently heard telling a crew member that he had been following is that he was .."THE HARDEST CONDUCTOR TO GET"! this comment is not only unethical and unprofessional but borders admission of deliberately stalking crews to hand out failure charges. Do not give him any room to wiggle in. If he approaches you make sure you have another crew member present during all conversations. If necessary key your radio mic as a source of protection. If you are wrongfully accused or verbally intimidated immediately notify the ethics department. There is no place in the company for a supervisor with this kind of malicious intent! 

 Name: Blah E-mail: Employed as: M of W, for 10-20 years Posted: 07 May 2015 L&N Dispatcher and Mr. Robert Pines, Fellas.... L&N, why do you continue to argue with this guy for all these years... why do you care... Who cares??? Pines, Dude keep taking advantage of this short sighted ass railroad and continue to use it to your benefit. But Guys... lets move on.. or you two meet up and either fight or f*ck... but get over it! 

 Name: whocares E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years Posted: 07 May 2015 I simply enjoy how every time this company tries to make my job/life harder that I just take it out on them in some unknowingly but gratifying way that makes me feel the score is even. Thank you. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 07 May 2015 East St. Louis Safety Committee: Jacksonville's Pride or Failure At this location there is a "no stings attached" attitude when it comes to marking off in the"name of safety". Whether you are the union safety coordinator, the red block captain, or the critical incident person you can mark off. These employees have been abusing the system and why not? Some have held these positions past the appointed years with managements blessing. Union agreements mean absolutely nothing when it comes to marking off safety if you know the right people. It's time for new ideas! Can you cite ANY accomplishments at that location in the past few years? Here are some examples of the abuse by a few members of the safety committee: -Excessive amounts of safety days taken by a future train master and current union safety coordinator. -Marking off for a safety feed when there isn't one! -Marking off for safety, collecting big money, to help the terminal manager move! -Marking off for safety, collecting big money, for an all expense paid trip to a RISQUE bar. SWEET! -Never posting safety feeds for all of the employees to see. Leaving only that special few to attend! -Going month's at a time without posting the minutes for all to see. The employees are the ones responsible for all the years of injury free days there! Who is responsible for approving all of these safety days? Does that location operate on a safety budget? Do they have the largest safety budget on the division? Does anybody else see what's going on there? Is anybody watching? Someone please STOP the ABUSE! 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 07 May 2015 Been in engine service for over 10 years now......got woke up at 3 am to report for duty to be a FLAGMAN at 5 am......CMC at it's best.....what a proud group that must be down in Jacksonville......party on CMC........ 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 06 May 2015 I need a lawyer for being discriminated against for have a disorder/disabilty Im in the midwest this is leading to termination... Please get with me asap or let me know of any good union lawyers 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 05 May 2015 How about shedding some more fat off the management bone as well.... 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 05 May 2015 Get on board.....the furlough train has arrived..... 

 Name: RULES 101 E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years Posted: 03 May 2015 News Your new sheriff obviously needs to read his rule books. ALL OF THEM if he is pulling someone out of service for minor radio rules. Three step protection is addressed in the safeway book dated July 1, 2012. How 3 step protection is applied is discussed as well as the mention that will be requested verbally. However, there is no discussion on how that verbal communication will be done. The rule is clearly printed under TS-15. As for positive identification, once again it is explained in the rules book under section 10 subsection 1006. There is no gray area as stated. If you are switching, classifying or doing other similar operations, after communicating positive identification ONCE you can use short identification. It clearly states you will use locomotive number but IT DOES NOT describe how you will perform the remainder of your SHORT IDENTIFICATION. The bigger question here that is a gray area is WHEN are you required to use positive identification. Does it state clearly without a doubt when you are to use positive identification? NO IT DOES NOT. The rule only states "when required to use positive identification" under this section of the rules book. You are right when you suggested that the crews contact the operations department and get this settled immediately. Hopefully the person that was pulled out of service for this matter will open the can of worms that is needed to get the procedure published in writing. Unfortunately it usually takes a negative action to get a positive reaction from the crews. Another question you may ask yourself is what should be the level of discipline for someone failing to follow the radio rules as written. Since they can be interpreted differently by crews and supervisors there is no doubt this topic needs to be addressed immediately between the carrier and the unions. One area that seems to shed some light on the severity is stated under rule 1008.2. A transmission DOES NOT HAVE TO BE REPEATED(ACKNOWLEDGED) when switching in a yard. Anyone with railroad experience knows that there is more movement of equipment in the yard than anywhere else. There is a greater chance of being seriously hurt in a yard than anywhere else. The fact that radio transmissions do not have to repeated while working in a yard pretty much sends the message of the seriousness that is taken by the rules department when using the radio for positive communication between the crew members. 

 Name: news!!!! E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years Posted: 02 May 2015 NEW RULES!!!! OK boys and girls. There is a new kind of sheriff in town on the great lakes and Chicago division(cant figure out which he is supposed to work on) Seems that he is following the old Ricky Reed shadow and making up his own rules as he goes along. Just so you know if he hears you ask for 3 step or you are telling your engineer that you are in a place of safety and you do not say it exactly like he wants you to he will pull you out of service. Failure to not follow radio rules to the tee is not a serious enough offence to be put on the street but he thinks so. Better start brushing up on your radio rules and call the operating rules department and get a few issued cleared up. Like when do you have to use positive identification and when did you have to start using it when you are flat switching and building trains!!!!!!!! 

 Name: Coal River E-mail: Employed as: Brakeman, for 10-20 years Posted: 30 April 2015 trainmater Scott Harless doesn't know where he works. this week Danville WV had a derailment and he didn't even know the name of the sub-division the derailment occurred on. He even grew up in the area lol 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 29 April 2015 I wonder if Dave Harris comes in and works 84 hours a week like his T.M. That is to many hour's to work , to be productive safely. Way to go BOSS !! 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years Posted: 28 April 2015 Yes, all the trainmasters at Avon work 12 hour days, usually 5 or 6 per week in practice. However, this will come to an end when they have an acident and / or fatality. Either the trainmaster, a fellow employee in the yard, or a civilian on the main road will get killed or injured. When it goes to court the judge will want to learn why such fatigue causing practices happen. There are no good excuses, especially for such a profitable company. Saying we make good profits but can't hire more officials? Because we have such safety shambles that we must increase fatigue? There could be a LOT of bad publicity from this. And, this is not an Avon only practice. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 27 April 2015 Working 12 hrs......welcome to the real world all you MASTERS.......ha-ha....... 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year Posted: 27 April 2015 YES ALL THE TRAINMASTER IN AVON WORK A 12 HOUR DAY. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year Posted: 27 April 2015 XTRA XTRA READ ALL ABOUT IT Rumors have it that avon is trying to get the old transfer yard added to their yard. Right now it is controlled by the Hawthorne yard but avon wants it added as an extension to their. Been making road crews take blocks of their trains 10 miles out of their advertised job assignments and setting them in a siding for outbound crews that are not part of their territory. Even heard they took portable air out there to put them on. Road crews are being screwed by their locals because they are not putting a stop to the crap and pointing out this is not yarding your train. Sure hope the yardmasters aren't claiming these cars as going through the hump when they get their. That would be falsifying their car count wouldn't it? Unions better get their heads out of their arses and get the trip rated increased or start getting some hostling jobs put on to go outside of the yard because the remotes cant go out their! The bullshit is starting boys and girls. You better get your LC's on board quick! There are several claims here and people better be putting them in! 

 Name: no mo E-mail: no mo . com Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 1-10 years Posted: 27 April 2015 where is Todd Novac working???? 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 27 April 2015 It must suck to be a MASTER......lmao....boo-hoo.... 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years Posted: 27 April 2015 Avon can't even keep yard masters there. I believe the current yard masters are working 12s also. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year Posted: 26 April 2015 XTRA XTRA READ ALL ABOUT IT!! DAVE HARRIS IS MAKING ALL HIS TRAINMASTERS WORK 7 DAYS A WEEK,12 HOURS A DAY. GREAT WAY TO KEEP MORALE UP. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 25 April 2015 Billion dollar railroad that uses a 1970's computer program...CSX Mainframe Sessions....lol 

 Name: Investigative Reporter E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 24 April 2015 Corrupt Union Officers And Management Under Review: In just one large terminal, a rail carrier compensates a General Chairman and his local chairmen, two thousand monthly [4-each] to circumvent the Federal Rest rules. The agreement forces engineers too mandatory undisturbed rest in order to avoid Federal Rest requirements...and by doing so, the carrier saves approximately $400,000.00 monthly and or$4,800.000.00 annually for eliminating 42 engineers. The General Chairman's rationale "An engineer should not be subjected to rest requirements when their work assignment is less than 200 miles. The General Chairman hasn't worked in 20 years and yet is always on the receiving end of "Company Business" assignments and in--direct conflict of the Bylaws for "full time" paid union officers. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 22 April 2015 What a professional computer system CSX has in place....Michael,,Oscar,and Cindy must be a proud trio.......if they spent some time on this problem and not so much on someone being sick we all might be better off...... 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years Posted: 20 April 2015 now that csx finally ran roadforeman john silly ass baker off the railroad, which this loser should have been run off years ago. the rules now have only one interpretation the csx way not john baker rules. 

 Name: Rail rider E-mail: Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year Posted: 19 April 2015 My prediction for this company...... As I see it, The T &E employees hate this company with a passion. Managers are fallen over each other, and they lack people skills.. CSX thinks that they're employees are disposable. Most company's protect good employees and get rid of the bad ones.. Not this company .. If little Johnny screws up then we all get screwed ... This company is going down hill at a high rate of speed.. By 2020 this company will barely be floating.. Don't go in debt because you will lose as well..... 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 17 April 2015 What kind of Mickey mouse computer program do we have?.....trying to get on and keep on the mainframe system is quite a project anymore.....you would think a multimillion dollar business would have a decent system in place......not good ol CSX....punish the transportation employees in any way shape or form....but skimp by on all other areas to save a nickel........typical bullshit.... 

 Name: what???? E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 16 April 2015 Ray What the hell are you talking about. What job works 8.5 and gets paid 12. I don't know of any. Almost all road crews work on trip rate and most don't even start overtime until they have been on the job for 14 hours. Who wants to sit on a train dogged for 2 hours just to start overtime. The local jobs that can be set back to 100 mile day from the 130 and start overtime after 8 hours might work longer than needed to make descent pay for all the crap they have to put up with, but not any road crews. Wait.... you weren't making a joke were you. You suggesting they work 8.5 and sit on their arsses the rest? HA.... Don't know where you work but hard to do when you got supervisors shadowing you all day and on-boards to lie on! 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 16 April 2015 From an Investor: As far as train crew pay goes - it was the RR cos. that wanted that. Old 100 mile day = overtime pay didn't start 'till after 10 hrs., 15 min. of on duty time for road workers. Nowdays, with a normal day of 130 miles, overtime starts after 8 hrs. All the business \ traffic, all the regulations/rules, the long hrs. today - it bites 'em in the ass. Poor knowledge, poor vision for the future, poor - on & on. Others have posted csx should be doing a whole hell of a lot better, and that is no doubt true. Gave up and moved all our investments to better\safer areas. At present, Csx stock is worth 1/4 what it really should be. Need to weed out\get rid of, upper level managment people. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 30+ years Posted: 16 April 2015 To Ray: Sorry, you are ignorant - ignorant doesn't mean dumb or stupid. That post is another example why people need to do some research, know some history, learn the true facts before they blow off. [T&E employees have had more & more work & responsibilities thrust upon them by the carriers....obviously, you have no clue. The UTU afl-cio thing is another long story.] Pissed me off. Have seen & been around plenty of car. dept., etc. people that get paid for at least 8 hrs. each day & aren't worth squat. Could cite instances\write volumes. In actuality, that craft's job responsibilities & losses are their own fault. Use your brain: don't ever rely on "I thought" or "I heard". Doesn't work. -- Know the for sure facts. Keep voting conservative pro-business representatives into political offices and things will just keep getting worse for the blue collar working people in the good ol' usa. 

 Name: Ray E-mail: Employed as: Car repair, for 20-30 years Posted: 16 April 2015 Don't you people know why CSX wants high employee turnover? Because train crews were costing tens of millions in overtime pay. If you work 8.5 hours you get paid for 12. This rule was an incentive for crews to work as slowly as possible. A high turnover rate prevents employees from getting buddy-buddy and conspiring to rip off CSX. Now, don't get me wrong. I hate CSX with a passion. But, the prima-donna train crews took work away from other crafts. Remember when the AFL-CIO suspended the UTU? At least now it is every man for his self and not train crews vs everyone else. 

 Name: Toby E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 16 April 2015 More jobs cut. Dedicated runs off, fps on. Thanks skankborn. Guess those record profits still aren't enough. 

 Name: legal E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years Posted: 09 April 2015 EMPLOYEES Yesterday it was brought to my attention that an employee reported to work with a fever and laringitis. This employee could not properly communicate with other crew members and put others in seriously unsafe working conditions. Because the employee was in fear of being disciplined (points applied) even though he would have had a written doctors statement to be off he chose to report to work and put others in harms way. If this happens again you need to call the fra immediately and report the incident. Second, a supervisor on duty should be put on notice of the workers condition. If they allow them to work and someone is injured the company will be liable. If they send the employee home they SHOULD NOT have any points added to their progressive discipline file. If they do they need to contact Osha and the Fra to start an appeal. 

 Name: Attention new hires E-mail: Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 20-30 years Posted: 09 April 2015 T & E DEPARTMENT SUCKS............management in this department sucks...... Managers are fallen over each other... .... Come watch the circus but don't hire on.... 

 Name: help E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years Posted: 05 April 2015 Crews For those of you that are having trouble getting into your caps records to review your "points" of progressive discipline accessed to you for staying home sick, don't feel frustrated. As usual the company has once again given out inaccurate info on how to log on. Log into the internet through apps.csx.com or the site you use at home to view the crew screen for train schedules and personal info. After logging on to the internet explorer page enter the word (caps) in the search bar that says "search this site". Make sure you put the word caps in (). Several sites will come up. Select the one that says crew attendance points system with the word (Caps). Four selections will pop up on the center screen. Select TITLE. Select CAPS in the upper left hand corner and your info should pop up. If you have problems call the chessie help desk. They have been flooded with calls and are aware of the bad info that was given out. Just another good laugh for them. They were expecting this to happen and were prepare for a flood of phone calls. 

 Name: East St. Louis E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years Posted: 04 April 2015 I'm not a T/E guy but its unbelievable what they have to put up with here. Their officials are so twisted and untruthful...its sad really. They bully and harass these men. I've never had a official be like this to me but the T/E employees have a lot on their plate with this. I have complete confidence in our team here but it seems like their officials are so dishonest and harass them. Is that really safe to mess with men that are tired and just honestly wanting to do a good job and make them feel like crap everyday. CSX really needs to be thankful they have such good workers here. We all care so much but why cant these guys just get a break with the harassment. We have a awesome safety record and plan to keep it that way. Its because we come into work and are rule compliant. Its not because of power hungry officials. I wish I could help them...retaliation is a definite at St.Louis... if there is anyone out there with some pull to help ..please do. This really needs to be looked into. All of us at East St. Louis would be much appreciated with this. thank you and be safe guys! 

 Name: Sad place E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 01 April 2015 Low level Management is the problem with this company. These kids don't know they're head from a hole in the ground. No one wants to work for this company anymore. And those people that do want to work here just wants to hit the big bucks. Sad times.... 

 Name: crew caller E-mail: Employed as: Crew Dispatcher, for 10-20 years Posted: 01 April 2015 Crew Management has become its own hell! Working there for the last 17 years I don't know where to start in the pile of b.s. that goes on. I am a good caller and most of the people I work with are great. I try to help most if I can, but this divide of unions is the worst thing we have allowed to happen. Its everyone for themselves, I think one mass union for all would help everyone. Any ideas of what we at CMC can do to bridge the divide? Thanks in advance 

 Name: Laughing E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 31 March 2015 9 out of 10 CSX managers are dumb as a rock... And they prove it daily .... 

 Name: Free Lance Reporter E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 31 March 2015 Similarities between Germanwing's Pilot Suicide: Did a little research on the railroad accident in Arkansas last year and it has all the telling signs of a self-inflicted occurrence. One of the crew members had no place to hide from the law and the judges were waiting! Maybe the FRA Gentleman can do a little research. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 30 March 2015 Portsmouth,Va.... BEWARE.... There is coming to you a Conductor named Warren Reddick (last name might be spelt wrong but sounds same).This person( I can not refer to him as a man) was demoted from Trainmaster to Conductor (his old trade) due to CSX's ( once again not practicing what they preach)supposedly zero tolerance for Spousal Abuse or whatever other Moral or Ethical words CSX like to use that makes the company sound good. This person did jail time for beating up his wife which was caught on tape by his daughter. Do not trust this sorry excuse for a person. When he was a Trainmaster he was not only a tyrant but a lying tyrant. YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED.... 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 30+ years Posted: 30 March 2015 It's all nuts. Almost insane. Hard to believe at times. Scroll down & read the post with the statements regarding the employee turnover....... You'd think an industry that moves millions of tons of freight and heavy equipment worth billions of dollars would want experienced, knowledgeable employees. You'd think company stockholders and our government would desire that too. Always seems that the co. gets away with all types of crap until some kind of accident happens and then all the fingers are pointed at the lowly employees. Keep voting right-wing conservative politicians into office(s) and things will just keep getting better. 

 Name: Retired FRA Inspector E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years Posted: 30 March 2015 Think: Well said! Before I retired, I reported all of this to my FRA managers at Crum Lynn, Pennsylvania and it fell on deaf ears. I reported to them how CSX employees had told me of the harassment they had received for taking the time to perform proper locomotive and freight car inspections, and how they were expected to perform an amount of work that could not be accomplished without breaking rules. 

 Name: THINK E-mail: Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year Posted: 30 March 2015 Know better What you have to remember is that humans become conditioned by the environments they are constantly exposed to. When someone works day in and day out in conditions that wear you down and then work under rules and policies that do nothing but set you up for possible failure people become bitter and self serving. When you work hard for your money and the company takes back hundreds of dollars from you that your union agreements entitle you too, it also creates hostility. People become greedy because they are brainwashed into thinking they may not get what they earn so they try to make as much as they can to make up for the difference. Playing the boards, bumping first out, stealing recrews from others are just ways to make more money or position yourself for better runs. I know several ex trainmasters who stepped down and even quit the company because they could not and would not do the things the company asked them to do. Humane morality is not allowed by supervisors. When a mandatory failure rate is ordered they all know they have to be able to ruin someone's work record everyday. When a job requires a constant turnover rate it also puts the employees on a cut throat protection mode. CSX is one of the most cut throat businesses I have ever encountered. Its not just the men in the fields. The TM'S and RF'S are just as cut throat towards each other. They will stab and manipulated each other to make Jacksonville happy and do what ever it takes to preserve their own position. The great lakes division is a fine example of dog eat dog. The current "rule" was created from back stabbing and manipulation. There are many puppets at play. Yes, there are those who are just plain self centered jerk off's who show up that way, but over time you will see how many change after they get there. Never knowing where and when the next supervisor will jump out of the bush and bust you for some bogus bull just makes you feel like a grade school kid getting sent to the principals office. No grown adult wants to feel like they are being treated like a child or someone on a chain gang being watched by their warden. Welcome to csx. Sit back and watch what supervision does. Watch how many fra rules they break. What how they break rules to accommodate their own failures, then write someone else up for doing the same thing later. Watch how many times they turn their backs and let someone break a rule so they can get out of hot water. Watch how they instruct someone to lie on the on boards and submit out right lies. You have no idea the amount of bogus info that is submitted by supervision on a daily basis. Dwell times, car counts, departure times(just to name a few). Watch how power that needs attention bypasses the engine house just so they can get it out without losing the time that is needed to prep it correctly. The power desk orders where just tossed to the side like trash. Just like every thing else is. SO, don't take it so hard when you deal with idiots on a daily basis. It is the environment that creates most of these people. You are not working for an ethical company. Just do your best to stay sane and don't change if you are a descent person. The most important thing of all is to lay low, stay out of site, get in and out of your yard as fast as you can without being seen. Hide as much as possible. You will have a much better chance of surviving your career without a failure. Once you have one you will be placed on their hit list of possible problem children and you will be watched by a designated hit squad. 

 Name: Know Better E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 29 March 2015 Some of the things I see on here remind me of the way I feel. Over the last 12 years I have reached some conclusions. Dont trust your co-workers. I don't care if he's known as a awesome guy to work with or the best man on CSX. The manager's at this company are only a small part of the problem. The employees at CSX are just as bad. Putting others down, starting rumors and having self entitlement just to name a few problems on that end. I won't even get started about the modern-day crap unions and those who represent. 

 Name: FTW E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 26 March 2015 If you get ran off can you every come back? what the average time..... 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year Posted: 26 March 2015 In regards to the post on Riverside California. What is so different between the Riverside California and any other terminal?Hell most of the people in the terminals are having sex with one or another, or thinking about sex, underhanded things are going on all the time in the terminals. Not all people in the management field are dishonest, but most of them are and most of them are cheaters.So I see no difference between one terminal and another. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 25 March 2015 WOW---- what a Train master wanna be ! I have never seen one this uneducated. HA HA ___________________________________________________________________________ Name: E-mail: Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 1-10 years Posted: 24 March 2015 CSX TREATS SUPERVISORS LIKE THEY ARE DIRT AND THAT IS TO BE EXPECTED MANAGEMENT FROM TOP TO BOTTOM KNOWS ONLY TREATS AND A NASTY WAY OF DOING BUSINESS. MORAL IN TRANSPORTATION IS THE WORST I HAVE EVER SEEN. DONT BELIEVE THE CRAP THEY FEED YOU WHEN HIRING. SCREMS, THREATS, PERSONAL SLURS ARE ALL THESE BEATDOWN MANAGERS UNDERSTAND. IF YOU KNOW WHAT GOOD FOR YOU DON'T WAIST YOUR TIME WITH THESE FOLKS. ROB A BANK AND WORK ON THE CHAIN GANG. CSX PAY IS BETTER BUT THE CHAIN GANG WILL BE MORE REWARDING AND LESS STRESS. THANKS, 4 YEARS WAISTED AND LOOKING. 

 Name: East St .Louis Roselake E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 1-10 years Posted: 24 March 2015 I just want to say that Rose lake yard is very impressive. The things that impress me if how stupid Aleek and his little want to be trainmasters are. If I was a customer of CSX I would take my business else where. I know my job relies on customers but I can make way more money on other railroads and I wouldn't have to be harassed like Rose lake Managers do... I was taking a number 2 and Trainmaster Williams came into the bathroom telling me he needed me and "I needed to cut it off!" I said please can I have some privacy please. He then preceded to tell me he has the authority to fire me for subornation." Because I wasn't following the instruction of a superior." So I cut it off asap and then went into his office and then he told me he needed to talk to me about how he didn't care for my attitude in the bathroom. I explained how I was sorry that he thought I had an attitude and I wasn't trying to sound that way. He told me " really I should just shut the fuck and see what I get for the disrespect of a former US Marine"....I cant believe how crazy he went on me and really it freaked me out how he is almost after me. This isn't ok and I shouldn't have to deal with this at my workplace. I have enough to worry about with safety at work....I shouldn't have to worry about my Trainmaster freaking me out and making me feel unsafe ...mentally and physically Customers should be the ones thanking us for what we have to deal with everyday! 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 1-10 years Posted: 24 March 2015 CSX TREATS SUPERVISORS LIKE THEY ARE DIRT AND THAT IS TO BE EXPECTED MANAGEMENT FROM TOP TO BOTTOM KNOWS ONLY TREATS AND A NASTY WAY OF DOING BUSINESS. MORAL IN TRANSPORTATION IS THE WORST I HAVE EVER SEEN. DONT BELIEVE THE CRAP THEY FEED YOU WHEN HIRING. SCREMS, THREATS, PERSONAL SLURS ARE ALL THESE BEATDOWN MANAGERS UNDERSTAND. IF YOU KNOW WHAT GOOD FOR YOU DON'T WAIST YOUR TIME WITH THESE FOLKS. ROB A BANK AND WORK ON THE CHAIN GANG. CSX PAY IS BETTER BUT THE CHAIN GANG WILL BE MORE REWARDING AND LESS STRESS. THANKS, 4 YEARS WAISTED AND LOOKING. 

 Name: Informer E-mail: Employed as: M of W, for Less than 1 year Posted: 20 March 2015 So we learned at the REDI center that ties could not be sitting around for more than 120 days. I tried to get that taken care of and I get yelled at and told not to worry about it. Track department must be the bottom of the barrel as far as the railroad goes. The managers are retarded and we get treated like shit! I was told that this was a great job so I applied. Then I get my first check and see that I have been raped. WOW allot gets taken out. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 16 March 2015 For The Retired SP Engineer... That terminal in Riverside California, why was there so much malfeasance going in that terminal? One senior manager was caught in a love triangle with his secretary and a junior manager...another one got got hiding injury claims...another used corporate funds to get a sex change operation...another one got caught having oral sex with a rank and file employee while on duty...and a large number of managers hangs out at a Bi-Swingers Club just north of the terminal in order to get initiated into management! 

 Name: Laughing E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 12 March 2015 Lower management positions are a waste of potential company profits. These clowns are falling over each other and they don't know their head from their ass.. !!!!!! T/E management is one big joke. Many managers have been caught stealing from the company like using the CLC cards and the pro cards for personal use.. To many chiefs an not enough Indians .. These bad attitude mangers are what gives management a bad name. I hold the company responsible because they know about those losers and doing NOTHING about it. As a share holder I'm very unhappy with the performance of upper management with the lower level management. 

 Name: Glad E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 10 March 2015 Retired FRA: Thank you for your service. Don't know firsthand your personal experiences but the other... I do. You're preaching to the choir. Have very little respect, if any, for the US DOT\FRA. 

 Name: Retired FRA Inspector E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years Posted: 10 March 2015 Glad: FRA attorneys and railroad attorneys hold claims collection meetings in which a token amount is paid to settle a large group of violations. This has been nothing but a charade for several decades. Inspectors put a lot of work into the preparation of these violation reports just to see their attorneys void them or settle for far less than a reasonable amount. I also witnessed FRA slipping deeper and deeper into the pockets of railroad management. They squeezed hands under the table while blaming contract employees for all injuries and accidents. And FRA started instructing its inspectors to hide in the bushes and try to catch employees breaking railroad rules when they had no business doing that. In the past, we had been told NOT to get involved in railroad rules. So now there is a situation in which railroad managers demand that contract employees meet production expectations when meeting those expectations can only be accomplished by breaking rules. And to rub salt in the wound, FRA inspectors are trying to catch employees that break the rules. I am proud of the work that I did while I was an FRA inspector, but certainly not proud of the agency I worked for. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for N/A Posted: 10 March 2015 Shouldn't railroad people, experienced and knowledgeable people, operate, run railroads? Yes, business is business..., but? 

 Name: Glad E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 10 March 2015 Right On: Sad reading. A hell of a way to run a railroad. Experienced employees\workers are more efficient which more often than not equates to being safer (& the jobs get done). Csx employees with any time in at all are attuned to the double standard, rhetoric BS, ie: the "good show". Customers/shippers are too, but they also = big business. Know all about the CFRs pertaining to RRs - USDOT\FRA Government Regulations that RRs do violate & get away with - no citations. Big shots plan things for yrs. ahead of time so maybe they know what all's going on. Unions & workers often have to play catch-up. Csx has some of the best locations, terminals, & ports east of the Mississippi. Something up? Another merger, takeover, etc., in the works? If not, stockholders & this outfit's Board of Directors should get their heads out of the sand. The CULTURE that's bragged about sometimes is just pure BS. House cleaning is needed. Could & should be a much better and better managed/run company. Shares should be worth at least double what they are. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 09 March 2015 To declined....sounds like you were to smart to work out here anyway..... 

 Name: RIGHT ON E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years Posted: 09 March 2015 NEW HIRE DECLINED Your post has to be one of the best and right on post that I have seen on this site in years. But what you did not address is the thorn in the employees back. The training school. You absolutely can not keep a school running and afloat without new students. You can not flood a market with employees and have no where to place them. When you hire and train employees and put them on the street when they are done, they usually do not return. When a company counts on government grants to fund their school the need for a turnover rate is an absolute MUST! Then you have to factor in the support by businesses and awards with monetary value. Receiving a JD Powers award and Service star award look great on paper and in the press. This helps attract business and big backers. Safety awards are another thorn for the employees. A company must show they are putting their money where their mouths are. By suspending employees and taking a hard stance on safety they fool the backers into thinking they are a safe employer. We need not touch that subject any further. Then you have a business that is regulated by the Federal government. Have you ever read the very large book put out by the FRA with guidelines for the railroads. Yes, we all know there are corrupt federal officials in the pockets of the railroad but they are still obligated to put on a show. The railroad business has a very huge obligation to run trains safely. Tossing employees on the street for safety violations is one way to put on that good show. The employees have to understand that a turn over rate is a must! Keeping the students in the school, putting on a safety is a way of life show for the feds and backers is much more important than the moral or the real safety of the work force. All employees must remember....EMPLOYEE TURN OVER IS A MUST FOR THIS COMPANY AND IT WILL BE DONE. All you can do is work safely for your own protection and hope that you are not on duty the day management is ordered by Jacksonville to start cutting off more heads. Good luck to all of those employed by the company. Do the best you can, save your money and ALWAYS REMEMBER someone will be a target ever day. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year Posted: 09 March 2015 I thank God every day that I left this shithole csx sucks and so does everyone that works there your all a bunch of douchebagS 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 09 March 2015 New Hire, It wasn't always like this, and its not exactly the way you see things. Forget about the money, and the long days on these trains. Today they are out to fire everyone period! Thats where all the bad attitude came into play. Remember, everyday you come to work just isn't good enough no matter how well you perform. There goal is to fire everyone. You wonder why people come in off the street and eventually quit? CSX DOES SUCK! 

 Name: New Hire that Declined E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for N/A Posted: 08 March 2015 This site has been running for many years so it has had a cumulative effect I believe... I am an individual who jumped through every hoop to land a position with CSX. I did all the tests then was faced with the realization after all the trouble I went to to prove to CSX I was worthy that CSX was not. Because I had other offers from other companies even though I had set my first choice of a career to be CSX I had to reconsider my other options after I learned more. No one was more disappointed by this than myself as the amount of bullshit you would have to heap onto a job driving trains to make it some thing no one with options wants to do is mind boggling. The reason you likely are faced with a problem of new hires that have no clue what is going on could very well be a self fulfilling prophecy that both employees and management are to blame for. Every qualified candidate that really had the ability to make an informed opinion already passed on your company. There is a pretty strong possibility the majority of them easily found this site and others like it when conducting their own background check while vetting CSX. What you now have are candidates who look good on paper but unlikely were the type that make the effort to look into the environment they are entering with an unbiased point of view and actually make an informed opinion of what are the actual state of working conditions, moral, job satisfaction and union effectiveness. The most damning opinions did not come from this board ironically but from the employees conducting the hiring interviews and their honesty about what they look forward to most in their CSX career... Retirement. And these were the guys that managed to succeed in this environment and advance in position to non T&E jobs... even they are only in it for the money and can't wait for the ride to end. Don't read this as a slight to them the did a good job. However the factual and anecdotal argument against them presented to candidates looking for confirmation of their level of job satisfaction even though they are putting on their happy face through the process... well they already were fighting uphill and it is likely a lot of candidates wanting to be convinced that CSX is a company they want to work at will be looking for their insights in unguarded moments. They alone did not break the camels back. watching an individual that posts youtube videos from their excitement of being selected, finishing training then starting their job the transformation in demeanor is striking. this individual begins to look increasingly tired and disillusioned with their career choice right up to the point the youtube videos simply stop being uploaded. search the internet you will find this exhausted demeanor on so many of the crews faces and you even arrive at the FRA run website dedicated to justifying unsavory 24/7 crew calling practices. Even enjoyable jobs are not enjoyable when you are not given a chance for uninterrupted sleep at 24 hour intervals. Whats worse is in transportation it is downright dangerous. All claims of safety ring hollow when faced with the actual new hire conditions of being stuck on an extra board for years and having no 100% guaranteed way to get the rest you need when being on call 24/7. It is unsafe and everyone knows it It has not changed because it is motivated by greed on all sides of the company from employees/unions to management to the top brass. The irony is everyone would have more job satisfaction and the company would have a lot less accidents if they doubled the labor pools and cut the 24/7 on call in half and stopped paying people to be on the clock for 24 hours a day while sitting at home waiting for a telephone call. Cut that nonsense in half on both sides. Half the current on call pay and half the current hours when on call would be a start. If you need people to crew trains on standby put them on call for 12 hours then let the bastards go to sleep and don't pay the greedy buggers 24 hours a day. You might argue this would cause a strike and the extra board would starve... yes they might but this is a right of passage in other industries that should have high levels of job satisfaction and the root cause of why your industry does not. You all made it about the money to a point that it is a nightmare for yourselves and everyone else. Seriously how did you guys fuck this up so bad? Then there are the actual reports of accidents and their causes that simply confirm all this. When trying to unravel most mysteries and problems so many can be solved by following the money. It seems the perfect storm of greed on all sides has created the current conditions at CSX that make this company unattractive to completely qualified candidates that would otherwise jump at the chance to work here. How many other qualified people has this company lost besides myself because of these problems? 

 Name: NOT FOOLED E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years Posted: 07 March 2015 Posters Don't get fooled by the company mole on this forum. Look real close at the post and start watching when they come out from under their rock. It IS ALWAYS WHEN A TOUCHY SUBJECT IS UNDER DISCUSSION. They are paid by the company to create havoc and disrupt the website! Glad has been making some good points and has attracted some extra attention. When you join a union you do not SIGN A CONTRACT. You agree when you become a member to follow the rules set forth in their constitution. The LMRDA trumps the unions constitution in situations where your union is not handling your complaints in a timely manner and to the fullest extent possible. These federal protection laws are put in place so any union member can sue and take his cases to an outside attorney. ALL UNIONS are under federal regulation and for good reason! A union that is in bed with management and horse trades claims for personal gain should be reported and put under federal investigation. We all know that takes a hell of a good lawyer and a hard stance from the members. Sitting on a claim for 4-5 years is TOTALLY UNACCEPTABLE. The company is usually the one who creates the back log by refusing to sit down and get to business handling the claims. When they sign an agreement on a particular issue, agree that a claim will be paid for a violation of that said agreement then there shouldn't be any reason for it not to be honored and paid in a timely manner. Again, 4-5 years is not in a timely manner. On the other hand, the union should not allow it to go that far out of hand. Its up to the members to take control of their unions. The union works for the members. YOU DO NOT WORK FOR THE UNION! They take your money and in return are obligated to provide a service for the payment. If they aren't taking a hard stance and wont play hard ball then its up to the members to clean house and elect someone who will! No one has to tell you the amount of money that is passing through the hands of your unions and most of it comes from hard working members. If your union is failing you then you need to do something about it! 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year Posted: 04 March 2015 Glad We know your the man (42 yearson the rr) 4 tours in Vietnam , 3wives, 1 husband 8 dogs and 25 cats. You don't have to put your resume on here. Just who are you trying to convince? Me or yourself. 

 Name: Glad E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 04 March 2015 Glad did 42 yrs. Local, Road, & Yard assignments. 1972-2014. Not that old yet & still in pretty good shape physically & mentally. Which is a hell of a lot more than can be said for the less than 1 yr. person\poster. Can't deal with a sick mind. That job is for professionally trained doctors. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 04 March 2015 Less than 1 year Don't pick on that old man. He's doing the best he can. You might be the closest thing he has to a best friend. Go easy brother. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year Posted: 04 March 2015 Glad Don't use the local libraries' computer for your post. Sale some of those photos and buy your own. 

 Name: Glad E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 04 March 2015 The less than one year poster should contact an EAP Counselor and ins. cos. right now, -- and start getting professional help ASAP. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year Posted: 04 March 2015 Indeed. Your education begins and ends with GED. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 03 March 2015 Anyone who would even read what a locomotive engineer for one year has to say must be bored .....a locomotive engineer for one whole year doesn't know shit from shinola....this guy has a FRA card .....WOW we are all impressed with your card....my retarded nephew could get one of those .....LOL.....son you should get a life...do you go around and show everyone your ENGINEER card ?....bet your a chick magnet....a real catch indeed....LMAO.....yea you are awesome..... 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year Posted: 03 March 2015 Glad The site is csx sucks not csx is your friend. I bet you never worked out here. I believe your one of those formers taking our pictures. You better get out there with your camera here come q025. 30yrs of taking photos 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year Posted: 03 March 2015 Glad You're a company suck. You need to retire like the rest of your kind. Too old and too foolish to question anything. 

 Name: Glad E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 03 March 2015 There is plenty enough bitching/complaining/harping about things on this site. Vulgar words are not needed. Read the heading. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year Posted: 03 March 2015 FUCK CSX AND FUCK ALL YOU NO GOOD COMPANY SUCKS. ONE IS NO BETTER THAN THE OTHER AND FUCK MY SAWED OFF LOCAL CHAIRMAN WHO THINKS HE'S A RFE. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 27 February 2015 Why iisn't attendance policies part of the contract? They should and could be. There is enough silly shit in there. Ingram sure had the bid system shoved down the engineers throats when he was here. Was the bid system not to control layoff? Is this not attendance issues? Anything can be placed in a contract. I believe most Union members want this addressed in contracts. The ble just happened to sign their contract right before this notice was released to the men. This was no accident it just didn't work out that way. This was all carefully planned out. 

 Name: Glad E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 27 February 2015 Interesting, the last two posts. Many of those types of thoughts are playing right into csx's hands. Thousands of 1st time union members on the rr now days & most are pretty smart, but all too many are just plain ignorant. Worse, is the ones that should know better. Sad. The attendance policy is just that - a policy. NOT an agreed to contract. Stupid for the organizations to post on web sites their plans. Not over yet. Know all about the LMRDA. Timely representation? See contractual agreements and the RLA. Any LC or LR should understand totally their contracts & labor laws & be able to explain to local members - - WHEN they'll listen. Intelligent people have the ability to listen, learn. Ineffective\lackadaisical reps. can be taken to a hearing & removed and/or voted out, replaced. Wish things were more simple per se, but alas, it's just not that way. Again, for the umpteenth time: keep voting pro-business, anti-labor, anti-union legislators into office - will eventually end up = poor man \ rich man. Want to end up being a serf slaving for a king no matter how important you may think you are? Glad fortunate & lucky to be outta there 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year Posted: 27 February 2015 I'm all about paying union dues and being a union member. We couldn't work for csx without an union or at least I wouldn't. That being said when I pay dues to my union monthly and all my co-workers do as well. I expect representation. I expect the details of a contract to be defined and understood before it's signed. I expect not to be harassed by the company with silly ass attendance policies. I expect my valid claims to be handled and payed in a timely manner. I expect my LC to keep his mouth shut about me wanting a day off. When he is seen getting drunk on social media while he's off union. I expect my union brothers and sisters not to be sleeping with the enemy. I expect my L/C not to take company positions or safety suck jobs. This attendance policy effective 3-1 would never happen if we had a union not in bed with the company. Correct me If I'm wrong but has the utu or ble addressed this on their websites. No they have not! Just like previous attendance changes not a damn thing will change. Is it not funny that the ble signed their contract right before this bullshit. I hope it doesn't happen if right to work is ever the law of the land. There will be a lot of brothers and sisters stop paying union dues because our union is so passive with all csx's bullshit. 

 Name: LC E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 27 February 2015 GLAD Union members are their own worst enemies. What I and others don't understand is why they are willing to pay their hard earned money towards dues and not demand that they get the full representation that they are PAYING FOR AND ENTITED TO BY FEDERAL LAW. Every member needs to read the LMRDA! A lot of members have the idea in their heads that the unions are regulated by the railroad labor act. THEY ARE NOT! There are federal laws in place that protect union members in the United States. They are in place to protect members from "mafia" type unions organizing and setting up shop. Every member has a right by federal law to be represented in a timely manner. There are step put in place to allow any union member to take his case outside of the union and sue his union as well. The members need to let their elected official know they are aware of the laws and take a stance at election time. Another big problem is the members fear of retaliation if they file charges against a supervisor who is blatantly showing disregard for the union agreement. If you have a supervisor who stands there and tells you straight to your face that he doesn't care what your agreement says and you will do what he tells you to do and you can take it up with your local chairman later, he needs to be reported immediately to your general chairman. Your fellow employees who witness this need to stand beside you and show some support. This is a supervisor who needs to be charged with union busting, deliberate disregard for the employees right to union agreements and protection. THERE IS NO PLACE IN THE WORKPLACE FOR A HOSTILE UNION BUSTING SUPERVISOR AND THE INTERNATIONAL SHOULD BE NOTIFIED AS WELL. 

 Name: Glad E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 26 February 2015 Unions have many faults, to be sure. Try to negotiate with this co. without them though & see how you end up. Closed shop\mandatory union membership is a must. Without that, this particular co. for one, could & would really beat the unions, the employees & their wages/benefits down. Wake up & see \ smell the real world. Rail unions would be much stronger if members themselves stuck together more & would be more supportive. Read, learn about, the provisions of the Railway Labor Act & contractual agreements. Know, be sure of facts. If a local rep. is off on a weekend, ask why. You very well may find out that the reason is more than justified. Again, know all the details\facts before blowing off. "I heard" or "I thought" doesn't cut it. Easy to bitch, not often easy to correct/fix things. Help out. Contribute a lot more than just crying on web sites and/or at the on-duty location. Do - at least try to do, more than just post on a web site. Stated\written before: keep voting pro-business legislators into office(s) - that & weak unions = = look out mr. & ms. middle class blue collar worker. csx - mentions a good culture for employees = what a crock, nothing but BS embarrassing rhetoric. Glad Glad to be outta there & not have to associate\deal with disrespectful, inconsiderate, selfish co-workers and the same like horsecrap csx management, fra, etc. 

 Name: Bed buddies E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 26 February 2015 BLE / UTU / CSX. Bed buddies ..... Local union laying off on weekends, holidays,.. These boys needs a good beat down.. Enough is enough .. Catch them at Walmart with they're family an beat the piss out of them. No one made them take that job. Unions aren't strong like they use to be. A bunch of cowards .. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 25 February 2015 Well mr.FRA inspector at least you got a greeting....allbeit a piss poor one....seems to be the new way of thinking nowadays....I can tell you it all starts at the top and as you know shit runs downhill....been on the property 15 years now ....I have seen the infamous Posey on several occasions....no greeting,no eye contact,no nothing..he departed and his replacement ?....you got it ...same actions to a T...now moving on you can put the manager of safety and operating practices in the pile and the senior road foreman of engines in the mix as well....it must be the way they were all taught ...MONKEY see MONKEY do.....it's obvious these men? Don't want to be bothered with some subordinate who handles millions of dollars a year for them to be ask what their name is?......a proud group management must be....walk or drive or sit around all day doing absolutely nothing beneficial to the company except usually screwing it up worse than it already is....if that's at all possible..... 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year Posted: 25 February 2015 WHEN I MET MY MANAGER FOR THE FIRST TIME, HE WAS ALL OVER ME, COULDN'T DO ENOUGHT FOR ME. YES IM PRETTY GOOD LOOKING. 

 Name: Retired FRA Inspector E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years Posted: 25 February 2015 Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years: You are spot on about the nastiness of many CSX managers. On several occasions, when I met one for the first time, I was greeted with a gruff "what do you want?" Then when I told them I was with FRA, they did a 180 and completely changed their tones, sticking their hands out to shake mine and smiling. Of course when that happened I made sure there were no stones left unturned in their yards. On some days my job became very enjoyable. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years Posted: 25 February 2015 Our no good utu and ble lc are both laid off union again. New system notice released on attendance effective March 1st. We all know they're not doing a damn thing but setting home beating their meat. I wish that short fuck would work at least one weekend with the rest of us. Maybe just maybe this would be as issue with him. I'm not sure how the new utu lc will do or where he stands but the ble lc is a short no good bitching little fucker who thinks he's a rfe. He handles claims like my insane granny. WE ALL KNOW CSX SUCKS COCK. LET ME TELL THOSE WHO DON'T KNOW THE UTU AND BLE SUCK BIG COCK. I FIND IT FUNNY THAT THE CONTRACTS STATE HIS IS A CLOSED SHOP JOB AND THERE ARE MEN AND WOMEN THAT BELIEVE THE UNION NOT IN BED WITH CSX. uNION BUSINESS ON THE WEEKENDS AND HOLIDAYS NEED TO BE A THING OF THE PAST. HEY CINDY IF YOU HAD A REAL MAN KNOCKING THE BOTTOM OUT OF THAT THING YOU MIGHT BE A DECENT BITCH. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year Posted: 24 February 2015 Hey utu and ble on your web sites there is a lot of bullshit topics. How about topics we really care about like the new attendance policy or what you fat ass no good basterds are gonna do about it. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 24 February 2015 Have YOU introduced yourself to the new Manager? If not-- why not? you might just be surprised, and learn something. You my friend are afraid to approach him, and for no reason. Always remember the more you know the better for YOU. Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 24 February 2015 When a person accepts a manager position ....goes to Atlanta for training and drink the cool-aid......are they trained not to speak to or look at a T&E employee?.....are they taught they are better than their subordinates.....all the things a person learns in growing up to be a respectful ,polite ,honest human being is being taught to be the exact opposite .....all in the matter of six months.....we have a train master trainee in our terminal ....I have been working here 14 years now....seen him 10plus times...this guy hasn't introduced himself or even looked me in the eye....is this typical behavior nowadays?.....what's the use of getting educated then?....come work for CSX ...no previous education required...... 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 24 February 2015 To the yardmasters...why is it when a guy busts his but to get get home ....has a great run and then gets to the yard limits only to be asked 'how much time you got left'?....access denied....sit out there for 3 hrs for no apparent reason....now with time running out its hurry up and get in before you kill that train on the main....some of you guys must be on some goooood medication.... 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 24 February 2015 When a person accepts a manager position ....goes to Atlanta for training and drink the cool-aid......are they trained not to speak to or look at a T&E employee?.....are they taught they are better than their subordinates.....all the things a person learns in growing up to be a respectful ,polite ,honest human being is being taught to be the exact opposite .....all in the matter of six months.....we have a train master trainee in our terminal ....I have been working here 14 years now....seen him 10plus times...this guy hasn't introduced himself or even looked me in the eye....is this typical behavior nowadays?.....what's the use of getting educated then?....come work for CSX ...no previous education required...... 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 1-10 years Posted: 23 February 2015 If you look forward to a career where no one cares about you or your family life, sign right up. You to can get stuck out of state for most of a week, without any idea when you'll get home. You are just a number, and they only care about the millions of dollars in revenue, and you're replaceable. There are hundreds of kids down in Atlanta ready to fill in our disgruntled shoes. Anyone who goes to Amtrak never returns, because they know how to treat people. If stock holders actually knew how inefficient they were at moving freight, they'd pull their money out of that really fast. CSX "How tomorrow moves freight.....a week later." 

 Name: Informer E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for Less than 1 year Posted: 22 February 2015 You want to be a manager at CSXT? Fail a drug test and 9 months later when you come back off your rule G CSX will give you the title that most abuse. What's that you say? you have to have a clean employee record for a year without any absences or assessments? Those rules only apply to those that CSX says they do.. Yeah, yeah, yeah I know CSX made that rule but its ok, trust me! We look for the worst employees to put in charge! Shitty employee and now a shitty manager. From someone that use to go home after the morning call because their manager use to let them. No management experience need, never been a foreman, no need. Stole from the company then and sure that has not stopped. Who's going to listen and make the difference? No one.... CSX is a bright shiny fortune 500 company on the outside that gives a appearance that safety is #1 and they care. Have you seen the areas where these trains run? Employees defenseless work in high urban threat areas. We will wait until something happens to make changes, just like all the other rules and regulations written in blood. Don't waste your time calling Ethics because eventually the manager that is the problem will come to you ans ask for a statement and dissolve the issue. Confidential? yea right! So many issues with this company and yet it is blamed on the employee. "Oh, its just a disgruntled employee!" Is it? Why is that employee disgruntled? Fact based: A statement thrown around by CSX. If you want fact based lets pull radio records of trains that have passed. Lets pull paper work that has been documented by and outside party. "I don't care that 6 employees have the same story! I am going continuously repeat "FACT BASED" and make everything your fault! Oh yea and also keep calling you a liar!" GREAT MANAGEMENT SKILLS!!! 

 Name: not fooled E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years Posted: 19 February 2015 BOB Who said anything about conrail? SPOKEN LIKE A TRUE MOLE! Getting tired of trying to use the LBT issue to draw attention away from the heated topics? Keep trying. In the meantime, the bad moral and hatred builds at roselake! 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 18 February 2015 RE; SP Engineer: Heard lots of noise from that terminal that you mentioned in California....Is it true that an engineer butchered his wife several times and almost killed her...served over 10 years in prison...and returned to work...and is now a terminal manager? That was mentioned in Train Orders a few years ago as well as a slew of sex offenders working-out of that terminal. 

 Name: Bob E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years Posted: 18 February 2015 Man what a bunch of soar losers...if the Conrail was so great, don't you all think it would be on the list of "Major U.S. Railroads" today. Stop whining and be thankful that you have a job! 

 Name: FACTS! E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for N/A Posted: 17 February 2015 Retired SP Engineer Not only do the CSX officials read this site but their lawyers do as well. They have too. It is their responsibility to read every post to make sure there hasn't been something posted that is a violation of business practices or leaks vital information to the competitors. Supervisors visit this site on a regular basis. IT IS A FACT that the FRA as well as customers read it daily. Last year a close personal friend of the NS informed us that they read every single post because not only is it entertaining but a lot of post make reference to former NS officials that were asked to "leave" and jumped on board with CSX. This site can be very helpful for the employee's if used properly. Unfortunately because it is an open forum there is no way to keep filthy and unstable people from posting comments that make decent hard working employees who do post on here appear less credible. If employee's are afraid to file ethics charges against a supervisor because they know they WILL BE RETALIATED AGAINST they can do it on this site. The minute any CSX officer see's official charges posted on this site it is their responsibility to advise the company so the lawyers and public directors can make note of it and prepare for any adverse actions that might take place. Be serious about your posting. If you are going to make charges or post ethics violations HAVE YOUR FACTS. HAVE DATES, TIMES, LOCATIONS, INNCIDENT AT HAND AND FULL DETAILS. CSX has in the past investigated officials being charged with inappropriate conduct after being notified anonymously. THIS IS A FACT. Once they become aware that a serious situation is escalating it is their responsibility to investigate within. REMEMBER!!!!! AS SOON AS YOU BEGIN POSTING INFORMATION THAT IS UNCOMFORTABLE OR DAMAGING TO THE