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Safety First

Rule #1 -- Don't get hurt.

    Safety is the first priority. Er, or is it the second, after money.... Or the third after getting the trains out....



Webmaster's note:

Since I go through the server logs regularly, I just thought I'd take this opportunity to point out that all of the comments in defense of the company seem to come from Jacksonville, while complaints come from everywhere that the company does business.

You do the math.



Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 22 August 2019

Here is something you guys don't get. Did the Union negotiate a
contract? Did they get you a raise? They do get claims paid as long as
you put them in right and follow up ( aka driving claims). How are you
going to sue them? What are you going to tell a labor lawyer? You work
for a RR that is controlled by a board of directors. Yes they own our
company and control what they want. They do violate our contract and it
is up to you to put the claims in when they do and then when denied it
is your responsibility to submit your denied claim to the local
chairman for him to fight for it. Like or not the union does not run
the RR they are here to protect us against violations against the
contract (aka claims). If you are to lazy to put a claim in then it is
you at fault. Good luck on suing the union.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 22 August 2019

Donít give me that Ďhonest employee looking for an honest days workí bs
line. We are part of a closed shop union agreement. Maintaining a union
membership is required from date of hire. A fire mustí be set under the
unions ass to get working towards better working conditions and a
watertight agreement for the next round of negotiations otherwise we
are screwed for a career long lifetime. 

The guys that pay dues, donate to the pac and attend meetings still do
not have a say in what happens during contract negotiations. The union
is supposed to have our best interests at heart and protect the
agreement. The way they let the company tear it down, and pot shot
members is disturbing in the least, and negligence at worst. 

A class action against the union would definitely get the ball rolling
or even a simple petition to the union that dues will be withheld until
conditions improve.

It is almost guaranteed that if the union stops receiving dues-they
will act. 

Two man crews are a single issue in the grand scheme of grievances
against this hostile form of management. The union messed up when they
bargained away 4 and 3 man crews. Poor deals by people that shouldnít
have made them.

Name: HR 1748 Safe Freight Act 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 22 August 2019

Maybe Iím an honest guy trying to provide for my family. Thatís why I
took this position in the first place. Maybe Iím trying to help others
out there that give a dam about there job.  Quite frankly I feel like
itís pretty dam sad there are so many lazy people that wanna sit around
and complain about the Union not doing anything but thatís all they do.
Maybe if you would get off your lazy ass and do something about it then
maybe we could get some results. Iím gonna continue to post because Iím
not going down without a fight. Maybe the more noise we make it just
might make a difference. If you hate your job that much then quit but
donít try and bring me down to your level just because your lazy
doesnít mean Iím not. Tired of excuses just so you know your not the
only one one here maybe others might wanna know. Your the kind of guy
that probably sleeps down the road and wants to blame the engineer for
getting by a red signal. Do your dam job and maybe you wouldnít have
issues.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 22 August 2019

Thereís another lazy road guy that wants to preserve his second family.
Should have wrapped it up, no one cares about HR 1748. You clowns
should stop posting now.

Name: HR 1748 Safe Freight Act 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 22 August 2019

Got some more great news. We need more inspiration and positive thinking
letís keep getting the word out we can win this fight. Here is the
latest on two person crew bill. 

1. Protect the TWO MAN CREW BILL (HR 1748 Safe Freight Act) Itís about
public safety and jobs. 
2. Go to SMART-UNION.org/td 
Click on the Red button support two person crews on the right side of
division home page. 
2.  Enter contact info ( this is needed to direct the email to your
member of congress. 
3. Click Send. The pre-drafted my essage will be sent directly to your
member of congress. 
4. This effects railroad retirement, retired railroaders, current
railroaders thereís even a spot for the general public to make there
voice be heard. Please take action there is 175,000 conductors and
59,000 engineers that need this support not to mention public safety at
risk. 
5. safety of the crews and the public must come first!

Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker signed a two-person crew bill into law
on August 9, becoming the third state to pass such a railroad safety
bill in 2019. 

Senate Bill 24, or the ďTwo Person Freight Train Act,Ē provides that:
ďno rail carrier shall operate a train or light engine used in
connection with the movement of freight unless it has an operating crew
consisting of at least 2 individuals. Provides that the minimum freight
train crew size shall remain in effect until a federal law or rule
encompassing the subject matter has been adopted.Ē 

The intent of the bill is to protect public safety. It reads in part:
ďIt is the public policy of the State of Illinois to enhance public
safety by establishing a minimum freight train operating crew size to
address the transportation of all freight, including, but not limited
to, hazardous and volatile materials, on the railroads of Illinois. The
transportation of this freight, coupled with substantially longer
trains, creates significant health, safety, and security concerns for
local communities. Adequate railroad operating personnel are critical
to ensuring railroad operational safety and security and in supporting
first responder activities in the event of a hazardous material
incident, grade crossing incident, or mechanical failure.Ē

It passed in the Senate following its third reading on April 11, 2019,
and passed in the House following its third reading on May 21. The bill
was referred to the Governorís office on June 19. 

BLET Illinois State Legislative Board Chairman Paul Piekarski spent
months lobbying for passage of the bill, and delivered key testimony
before a major hearing of the Illinois House Transportation, Roads and
Bridges Committee on May 7, 2019. Also testifying were Bob Guy and Mike
Renkin of SMART TD. Several BLET members were seated in the hearing
room, including: BLET Illinois SLB 1st Vice Chris Falaney, Division
683; BLET Illinois SLB 2nd Vice Chairman Rick Leschina, Division 32;
BLET Illinois SLB 3rd Vice Chairman Cory Martin, Division 135;
Legislative Representative Jacub Szyzdek, Division 458; and Legislative
Representative Nick Billingsley, Division 251. The bill passed out of
committee by a 9-4 vote. 

Brother Piekarski thanked Governor Pritzker for signing the bill.
Piekarski also thanked the billís two main sponsors: State House of
Representatives Assistant Majority Leader Jay Hoffman (D-113) and State
Senate Assistant Majority Leader Terry Link (D-30). 

Rep. Hoffman said the bill is in response to lacking federal and state
guidelines, coupled with rising concerns on the adequate number of crew
members needed to operate freight trains in Illinois. ďThis bill is an
effort to ensure that freight train engineers have the necessary
support and flexibility they need to adapt in situations of mechanical
breach or failure,Ē he said. ďThis is a huge public safety issue.Ē 

The law becomes effective January 1, 2020. 

Illinois becomes the third state in 2019 to pass a railroad safety bill
mandating two crew members in the locomotive cab. Colorado Governor
Jared S. Polis signed a two-person crew bill into law on March 21, and
Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak signed one on May 15. 

ďI would like to recognize Brother Piekarski and all BLET members who
worked so hard to lobby for passage of this much needed safety
legislation,Ē BLET National President Dennis R. Pierce said.
ďLegislation such as this proves that American citizens and their
elected leaders have a great deal of concern regarding the safety of
railroads that travel through our country. They understand the need to
have adequately staffed trains in order to maintain the highest levels
of safety.Ē

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 21 August 2019

Hiring 15 conductors for Cleveland!!!!   Posted today

Name: To ape
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 21 August 2019

Willard adding yard jobs next week that lasted a whole week collinwood
buried with around 800 cars they can't switch setting cars off at
Parma and ashtabula because they are buried another brilliant plan by
our brilliant leaders lol I love it

Name: un wanted
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 21 August 2019

the worst union was in collinwood  The union had a office next to the
termanal manager    there standard answer be lucky you have a job 
there were all on special duty and safety commety     never got one
claim paid   and the road union man never worked the road  if you got a
claim you had to pay a kickback  they gave away the caboose  they gave
away the full   started with the fireman    no help , then the flagman
, no help , then the the brakeman , no help then the utility men , no
help   then car count , they made spine cars no help, double stack no
help switch tenders gone , clerks gone late lunch gone o82 gone    bend
over and grab your knees one man crews are comming  dont ask your union
for help  the ton care at all  but keep on paying the dues    work like
sheep thats all you can get . sorry

Name: X Futurama Railroader
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 21 August 2019

To xtrainer detractor..
I'll tell you what to do.
Throw your grievances in the trash can walk out to your car get in it
and leave and never come back let the office  staff and Foote  do it.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years
Posted: 20 August 2019

Watch out Huntington shop! Danielwicz and Logan to visit next week.
Remember the last time those two were there, four clerks were
furloughed.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 20 August 2019

PSR = Positive Shareholder Returns


How many management factor failures did we have today at CSX?

Name: To   Trainer
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 30+ years
Posted: 20 August 2019

To x trainer if Foote decides to fast track white collar and office
staff , to get qualified by a simulator to run trains he will just do
it. What is the media or union going to do about it? They canít do
anything but file grievance etc. If the goverment says there training
is ok, they will be driving trains. In Canada transport Canada said
being qualified in simulator is ok for office staff to run trains. The
union protested threw the media big deal. It hit the news a few times
that was it. They where short staffed so they used office staff to run
trains. They told the union to file a grievance if they did not like
it.  What is the union and media going to do if Foote trains office
staff to run trains ? Tell me what is any one going to do ?

Name: HR 1748 Safe Freight Act S1979
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 20 August 2019

Great news guys we are building steam. The states have filed lawsuit
against the FRA in support of the Safe Freight Act. Thanks for all the
help and support. Here is he latest news 

1. Protect the TWO MAN CREW BILL (HR 1748 Safe Freight Act) Itís about
public safety and jobs. 
2. Go to SMART-UNION.org/td 
Click on the Red button support two person crews on the right side of
division home page. 
2.  Enter contact info ( this is needed to direct the email to your
member of congress. 
3. Click Send. The pre-drafted my essage will be sent directly to your
member of congress. 
4. This effects railroad retirement, retired railroaders, current
railroaders thereís even a spot for the general public to make there
voice be heard. Please take action there is 175,000 conductors and
59,000 engineers that need this support not to mention public safety at
risk. 
5. safety of the crews and the public must come first!

The states of Illinois, Nevada and Washington are among the latest
states that have decided to fight a federal order that prevents states
from passing laws that would require freight trains to have a train
crew size of at least two individuals.

Nevada has filed a petition with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the
Ninth Circuit asking the court to review a May action by the Federal
Railroad Administration (FRA) that prevents states from passing laws
mandating train crew size. 

The FRA had said in May that it was no longer seeking a proposed
rulemaking requiring freight trains to have more than one crew member
under certain conditions. The agency said its decision to withdraw the
proposed rulemaking on train crew sizes also preempts the state laws
that mandate otherwise. 

That in turn prompted Nevada, which passed a law earlier this year on
train crew size, to ask the courtís help in reviewing the FRAís
actions.

ďNevada is aggrieved by the provisionsÖbecause they infringe, without
lawful authority, upon Nevadaís sovereign interest in enforcing its own
health and safety statute on the subject of train crew staffing,Ē
Nevadaís Attorney General Aaron Ford said in a July 29 petition.
Defendants listed in the petition were the U.S. Department of
Transportation and the FRA. 


Ford continued, ďAdditionally, the decision to preempt state and local
laws was arbitrary and capricious and without an evidentiary basis.
Accordingly, Nevada requests that the Court set aside the FRAís
decision.Ē

In addition to Nevadaís petition, the California Public Utilities
Commission filed a similar request (also with the U.S. Court of Appeals
for the Ninth Circuit) on July 25, while Washington state Attorney
General Robert W. Ferguson filed his stateís petition on July 29.

While these state petitions are pending before federal court, Illinois
last week passed a state law requiring train crews to have at least two
members on board.

On August 9 Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker (D) signed Senate Bill 24,
which requires freight trains to have at least two crew members while
in Illinois. The requirement is effective on January 1, 2020. Illinois
follows other states that have passed similar legislation in recent
months, including Colorado and Nevada.

Union members of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen
ďworked so hard to lobby for passage of this much needed safety
legislation,Ē said the groupís president, Dennis R. Pierce.
ďLegislation such as this proves that American citizens and their
elected leaders have a great deal of concern regarding the safety of
railroads that travel through our country. They understand the need to
have adequately staffed trains in order to maintain the highest levels
of safety.Ē

Whether the new law has traction is unclear because of the FRAís
declaration in May regarding train crew size.


But the Illinois bill states that its mandate ďshall remain in effect
until a federal law or rule encompassing the subject matter has been
adopted.Ē

The SMART Union Ė Transportation Division (SMART-TD) is taking legal
action against the FRAís withdrawal of its proposed rulemaking. Leaders
of the union also said it will seek to work with the statesí attorneys
general and lobby Congress for a federal rule on train crew size.

ďThere is going to be a big push coming,Ē said  SMART-TD president John
Previsich at the unionís regional meeting on July 3. The union is also
petitioning the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, according
to court filings.

The FRA declined to comment because of pending litigation. 

Meanwhile, the Association of American Railroads (AAR), which has said
that train crew size is an issue that should be negotiated between the
railroads and the unions, reiterated its support of the May decision by
the FRA to withdraw the proposed rulemaking on train crew size.

ďAfter a lengthy and thorough process of evidence collection and
analysis, a public comment period and a public hearing, the FRA
concluded that a federal crew size regulation was unnecessary and
inappropriate because there is no data suggesting two-person crews are
safer than one,Ē AAR said. 

AAR continued, ďThe federal rail safety regulator made clear that its
decision was intended to preempt any state legislative action on the
matter, consistent with federal law and the national transportation
policy of a uniform federal system of rail safety regulation.Ē

Train crew sizes and longer trains
The debate over train crew size continues amid concerns by the union
and some politicians that the safety concerns that could come from
longer trains warrant crew sizes of at least two people. A Senate bill
was introduced earlier this summer addressing train crew size, while
the Illinois legislation cites longer trains for the billís rationale.


The transportation of hazardous and volatile materials on trains,
ďcoupled with substantially longer trains, creates significant health,
safety and security concerns for local communities,Ē the bill said.
ďAdequate railroad operating personnel are critical to ensuring
railroad operational safety and security and in supporting first
responder activities in the event of a hazardous material incident,
grade crossing incident or mechanical failure.Ē

The unions also cited longer trains as an argument for two-person train
crews.

ďAt a time when freight trains are increasingly longer and carrying the
most hazardous of chemicals through our communities, common sense tells
us that response time to critical incidents involving trains is surely
enhanced when a safe and adequate train crew size of at least two
individuals are deployed, which is already the industry norm today and
should be well into the future,Ē said Bob Guy, SMART TD legislative
director for Illinois. 

While train crew size has been the focus of the debate on the merits of
the new Illinois law, the law also addresses rail crossings. The law
details penalties for blocking a highway-grade rail crossing for longer
than 10 minutes under certain timeframes and locations, and it prohibits
a train from blocking emergency responders at rail crossings if the
train crew is aware that the train is blocking the crossing.

Name: ex trainer
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years
Posted: 20 August 2019

Engineers

Don't worry about management taking your jobs. First off your union
agreements don't allow management to step across craft lines. If foote
tries this in the US your going to have the media on your side along
with thousands of union members. They don't have to be railway workers
either. Die hard union families know exactly where its coming from.  As
for simulator training, you guys have rights to go after any company
official who learns on a simulator and gets his ride and license from
it.  The simulator is a joke compared to the real thing. Any engineer
with any real experience knows you have to learn to run from the seat
of your pants. You have to know the differences from the slack and buff
feel. You learn from experience when something doesn't feel right. You
know the feel of something dragging or the pressure you get from a run
out or the difference in bumps from the cars or the engines. None of
this can every be duplicated on a simulator and all railroads know
this.  How the trains are built make all the difference in the world.
Sloppy sloshy tankers behind auto racks or any car with a long drawl
bar or empty short cars in between long heavy cars can cause handling
problems. You know the drill if you have some experience. Lets not
forget motors dropping loads in the worst places or bumping in between
motors. A lot more to running a train properly than a simulator could
ever teach someone.
If you find a manager in the seat who hasn't had accredited training
in the cab and got his license from simulator training you need to
immediately report it to the USDOT and the FRA head office in
Washington D.C.

Name: realconductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 20 August 2019

REAL TALK


Quit deflecting company mole.  We all know that your little Tonka toy
remote box isn't shit. Spoken like a little yard boy who doesn't have
a clue what it is like to run a train across the road. I know! Was in
your shoes pounding the rocks before you were wet behind the ears. Its
hard on the body and outside work sucks but your a real jackass if your
think your work is better than anyone else's out there. You need your
ass put in a seat at the throttle and then hit a car full of kids.
Maybe catch on fire. Get tossed out of the seat on the floor, derail or
get boarded by a meth head punk who wants your money. Noisy cabs,
leaking cold air or no Ac. Don't want to hear your whining its hot
outside. Your not sitting in an oven! Get off the engine and your bags
and clothes smell like urine because of the stinking toilets. Get bed
bugs or no sleep from noisy hotel staff. Get stuck away from home for 2
days and miss out on your kids functions. Break promise after promise
that dad will show up for the next one!  Maybe then you might learn a
little respect for the other crews.

One man crews are dangerous. Its going to take a lot of extra road men
out there in place to be on call at a minutes notice when shit goes
south. The engineer will not be getting off and inspecting the train
when it goes into emergency and he will not be putting it back
together. If there is a derailment and there is loaded dangerous
hazmats in the train the FRA has already told me and others we DO NOT
have to get off and go back and inspect if we feel it is a dangerous
situations and we could be exposed to chemicals that could kill us if
we get to close to them. Call the FRA. Call OSHA. Ask them if you have
to put your life on the line for this outfit. They order you to get off
your train and you breath vapors or get one little drop on your
skin....$$$$$$$1,000,000!

Name: Piss me off 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 20 August 2019

Does J Vierling still work at CSX

Name: Seen it 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 30+ years
Posted: 20 August 2019

An old manager told us guys before he retired, that back when you guys
had a union Hh would not get away with a lot of the shit he pulled off.
And he was right, today very different story, union today is softer more
gentler on there approaches to everything. Lol. I witnessed many
technical changes over the years that replaced lots of people. And AI
is here and no one is going to stop it. Technical changes that are
coming will blow you away. You will not see it at CSX first, because
this regime at CSX will be the last to invest money in the company.
This regime still has a way to go to extract more assets out of the
company for shareholders. By the time this regime is done with CSX it
will be a skeleton of what it once was. Hang on get your pay checks and
benefits as long as you can. I donít think anyone knows what the end
game will look like once mantle pulls out.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 20 August 2019

Hey Real Talk, you're crazy. You probably won't have to worry about
though when they go 1 man crews and 20 year guys can only hold a yard
extra board.

Name: Real talk
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 20 August 2019

2 person crews are the least of our problems. The only people that care
about that are the lazy road guys that canít Iive without their side
bitches and roll aboard bags. We went 1 man crews years ago when
remotes came out. Please... shut the funk up about it.

Name: H.R 1748 S.1979
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 20 August 2019

PROTECT YOUR JOB!!!! LET YOUR VOICE BE HEARD!!!!! TAKE A
STAND!!!!!!!GET
THE WORD OUT!!!!! THIS IS FOR ALL RAILROADERS RETIREES EVEN THE
GENERAL
PUBLIC!!! THIS EFFECTS US ALL!!!!!
1. Go to SMART-UNION.org/td 
Click on the Red button support two person crews on the right side of
division home page. 
2.  Enter contact info ( this is needed to direct the email to your
member of congress. 
3. Click Send. The pre-drafted message will be sent directly to your
member of congress. 
4. This effects railroad retirement, retired railroaders currency
railroaders thereís even a spot for the general public to make there
voice be heard. Please take action there is 175,000 conductors and
59,000 engineers that need this support not to mention public safety
at
risk. 
SUPPORT YOUR TWO PERSON CREW BILL. TAKE ACTION TODAY!!! We all have
seen the FRA drop the ball on the two person crew bill it was a slap
the face. Stand up get the word out to everyone you know. This affects
all of us. Donít go down without a fight. Letís stick together a beat
this. It starts with you!!! We have all seen what this company has
done. Letís get it done and protect our jobs for future railroaders
and
protect our railroad retirement too. Letís get the job done and make
it
happen also letís protect public safety. Also if you havenít seen the
video I strongly urge you to watch it on YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JGF4wgQolJ4&feature=share. Great video
and worth watching how members of congress do there job. Please do
your
part to protect the jobs keep the great American railroad going
strong.



https://youtu.be/JGF4wgQolJ4

Name: To bull
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 19 August 2019

Should of could of past tense, I was rr for 36 years watched how the
union got in the media and complained about Hh. Big fucking deal the
union said file a grievance which we did. The rep would take your
grievance and go hide in his office. Then most of the guys complained
like teenage girls, but kissed ass when management was around.
Solidarity is long gone.

Name: BULL!!!
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 19 August 2019

FEAR


BULL SHIT!   Remember when the old man starting lying to the press and
media outlets about how everything was going to hell because we were
all pushing back? That was an outright lie. He never saw push back.  I
have. I know what can happen if people push back. The old heads can
tell you just how to do it and what happens when you do. Yeah, foote
may come back and retaliate. What is he going to do. Put his hit men in
the fields and write everyone up. SO WHAT! The media is his worst enemy.
Worse than it was 30 years ago. Whistle blowing and following every rule
in the book and taking the safest course of action is the way to go.
Report every single violation. Of course this will require that all the
employees grow a pair including the managers. That is what will be the
down fall and defeat of the little man in the field.  WELCOME TO
AMERICA FOOTE! That is the motto and mind set we all should have!

Name: Fear
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 19 August 2019

The fear tactics and intimidation works well for this regime at CSX,
thatís why they push it to control the submissive employees and union
reps. They also know most employees are in det to the max. And do you
not think these employees get nagged to death from there partners,
scared to lose these lifestyle and stuff. You are all modern day slaves
to CSX and your intimate partners. There is not directive from your
union leaders to work to rule because the head union president is
scared of fines and jail. This regime knows they can get away with
anything, it was tested at cn and cprail by Hh the creator of the new
rule book. His way or the highway. Sure Hh had to pay out grievances he
lost, but the stress he caused to employees, Hh loved it. Foote just
uses all the tactics from Hh rule book, Foote was side by side with Hh
at cn and cp and learnt what he could get away with. I hate to say it
but, your just going to have to put up with this kind of treatment or
move on to something else.

Name: SHOCKED
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 19 August 2019

ITS A MIRACLE!!!


Just read the article in the Smart magazine I received  in the mail.

PREVISICH: FRA HAS DECIDED TO ABANDON SAFETY OVERSIGHT DUTIES!
Fra's decision to abandon railroad workers and the safety of the
American people is devastating to me personally and to the people that
I respect!

This article is a must read!  If this man is really honest about his
feelings and what he has stated in behalf of all railroad workers then
we need to rally behind him no matter how we feel about the actions of
our unions at this moment

To quote a few paragraphs:  In reference to foreign train crews
allowing to cross the border into Texas.....Despite what you hear from
any industry representative, those crews are not certified by American
standards. 
What we have done here is the FRA has no opportunity for oversight,
they can only take the word of the railroads, and the railroads have
PROVED HISTORICALLY THAT THEY CANNOT SELF-REGULATE IN THE SAFETY ARENA
WITHOUT OVERSIGHT FROM THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT.

AMEN! AMEN! AMEN!  I can personally testify to that in federal court.
Not only have I been forced to work on jobs without a pilot when one
should have been provided, but every single week a crew from CSX comes
into our yard not having a clue about it and has to get on the radio
and have the locations of tracks and switches explained to them over
the radio. You tell me how it is safe that CSX's own employees have to
ask for help and are forced into job situations without a clue of
knowing their territory. The excuse of lack of manpower and the OH SO
FAMOUS QUOTE "It's 10 mph or restricted speed so you can come in and
do your work without someone there to assist you. We can tell you what
you need to know over the radio."
Whether it is sunny, dark, raining like cats and dogs or it is so foggy
you cant see a foot in front of your face there should be someone with
the crew who is familiar with the yards and territory  to assist anyone
who does not know where they are or what to be looking out for.  CSX is
notorious for doing this unsafe and dangerous practice on a regular
basis.

Precision railroading:  Previsich said it all and told the truth, the
whole truth, and nothing but the truth!

"It has nothing to do with precision anything! What it is, is hedge
fund investors moving into an industry that was well-operated, well
funded, and well maintained and HARVESTING MONEY that should be going
to future operations, capital improvements, investing in the industry
and instead their putting it into this months bottom line, lowering
their operating ratios by reducing staffing and operations to the point
that customer service in impacted, railroad worker safety is impacted!

AMEN! AMEN! AMEN!

The truth has been spoken. The proof is right there in front of
everyone's face in the United States. Every single time someone is
denied time off and they are told it is because of MAN POWER SHORTAGES
that says it all!  When someone is assessed discipline points for
taking a day off to recover from an illness and they have proof they
went to see a physician this is intimidation and harassment that has
been developed to scare employees into coming to work sick. This is a
scare tactic to cover manpower shortages they have created. The ill
employee must endure the discipline because of the company which is
being run and manipulated by a hedge fund.

CSX Attendance policy effective June 1st, 2019 states:

Attendance issue- Off sick-WITH VALID MEDICAL DOCUMENTATION  2 POINTS

The disclaimer under the points schedule states:
Employee will not be assessed any points under this policy for absences
due to approved leave under the family and medical leave act
AND/OR A WORK RELATED ILLNESS OR INJURY SUPPORTED BY A VALID DOCTORS
NOTE SUBMITTED TO THE MEDICAL DEPARTMENT.

WORK RELATED??   So if an employee gets sick after eating out with his
family, the only way he could be covered with no points is to go to the
emergency room. Hospitalization or emergency treatment is the only way
per the policy that you can be covered and not be assessed discipline
points.  Lets not forget the new written system bulletin that states if
your going to be off longer than 24 hrs. you now have to call a manager
and get approval to be off. 

This is just a fine example of how the new hedge fund has taken over
and decided to intimidate employees into reporting to work. Cutting the
workforce and counting on those who need their jobs and have families to
support to show up at any cost. Safety to themselves or the safety to
others they work with is of no concern to this regime.
Precision railroading is nothing more that what Mr. Previsich has
stated. The FRA has jumped ship. It is time for the crews of the
railroad to step up and be heard. Call your state representatives. Call
OSHA and the USDOT when you see violations. Circulate the article out of
the magazine. Give it to your neighbors and family members. The more we
get it out there the better off we are. No one is going to help us. We
must help ourselves.
View the video. Tell your family members how to view the video. Post
links to it. 
Smart transportation website- WWW.smart-union.org/td

Name: Stupid is right
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 19 August 2019

There is no cure for stupid yet! People are there own worst enemies,
management that makes rules and policies for company employees, and 
some union members are intimidated to break them. Iíve seen where
higher management has fired both flunky managers and union employee,
for not following company policy. O -well !!!

Name: Conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 18 August 2019

Stupid/other


Good choice of name.  IT IS NOT AGAINST POLICY TO USE A CELL PHONE FOR
COMPANY BUSINESS AS LONG AS THE ENGINEER IS NOT MOVING WHILE HE IS AT
THE CONTROLS OR THE CONDUCTOR IS NOT ENGAGED IN WORK.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 18 August 2019

RWU isn't a union.

Name: fed up
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 18 August 2019

Where can u find more information on Railroad Workers United?  Can I
join this instead of being in the Smart/Utu, or whatever its called
now?  I'm tired of funding the big party, while this shithole company
tramples all over the members!  Can one join this, instead of paying
all this damn money to a bunch of fat cats at the top...I think they
just had a big week-long party in Las Vegas (and I bet they didn't
stay at Motel 6 either!!

Name: Retired Now
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 18 August 2019

I remember when -- US Federal Marshals were looking for the leaders of a
"wildcat" strike - yrs. ago.  

Think the public will be supportive of a RR worker strike?  Think
again.  Shut\idle one business account can't get rail shipment(s),
and put others out of work?  Look out.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 18 August 2019

I by no means a blind union supporter but the root cause of all our
issues isn't just a "lazy union", its the Railway Labor Act. if we
didn't have to jump through hoops for 3 months to strike we would have
a long time ago. I don't know what idiot thinks the unions asks CSX
permission to strike, we have to get permission from the government. 

Hard for a union to do anything when the carrier is shown how he is
clearly violating the agreement and says I dont care and then the
government says too bad you cant strike over that or we'll arrest you
and hold you finacially responsible for what the company looses. 

Plus everyone wants to talk all tough but when guys suggest old head
ways of dealing with it everyone is too scared. When the CAPS system
came out old dudes said "this is easy to beat, EVERYONE just has to
max out your points." but everyone was too scared and said well i cant
lose money marking off. ok then wait for the legal way the gov makes us
fight it. Well what happened, we win the appeal after 2 years and the
company changes is to be even worse because they know it will be
another 2 years before the underfunded arbitrators hear the case.

Name: Stupid
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 18 August 2019

It does not make a difference how clean your employment file is.
Managers agenda is to find fault with all employees, and put it on your
file. And the more they charge you with bs or not they can use it to
show you have a pattern of not following policy and can make a case to
fire you easier. As far as using your phone to speed things up and help
the company, that is 100% against company policy. And if they fire you
for using your phone, well your fucked, because no arbitrator will
accept any reason for you using your phone. To many people have been
killed in the transportation industry because of phone use on the job.
Good luck with that! It has been said on here many times follow company
policy, if they fire you for following the rules, you will win at
arbitration, donít stick your neck out for some manager to make himself
look good. There is no excuse for helping CSX out by breaking there
policies. Donít be a scape goat!

Name: Loco
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 18 August 2019

Iím not trying to pat myself on the back, but Iíve always done a good
job and kept my  mouth shut. I just got reminded that I dont mean shit
to this company! I havenít laid off in over a year and I donít bitch
and I donít ask anybody for shit. Anyway I got written up by a punk
motherfucker for some dumb shit. I forgot to mention I have never run
through a switch or derailed anything. Over 20 yrs of my life to this
fucking shithole and I hate these mother fuckers.fuck you mantle ridge
and fuck you foote. Eat a dick! You are a bunch of lying cowards. Fuck
you!

Name: engineer
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 18 August 2019

Investors
UPDATE!


Same old same old.  Come to work and wait on a work order. Print out
the once again changed system bulletins that really make no sense but
hey, keep someone working in that department. Nothing like creating job
security! Wait on my train to show up or wait for it to be worked. Wait
on a locomotive because they are short.  None are worked because they
laid off so many men from the engine house its behind. Then we have to
take a number and wait for a car man to help out with the air test.
Like being in the BMV! Maybe we will get lucky once in a while and they
will hand us off a set of locomotive from an inbound train without them
going through the engine house.  If you don't know why that is better,
it is because every unit that goes through the house is supposed to be
cleaned and inspected. Well, supposed to be but that isn't always the
case. Cutting corners is the norm in this business. 
Then we get supplies if they are low. Maybe there is ice on a hot day,
maybe there isn't.  Then we have to spend 15 minutes or more trying to
get our PTC and TO programs set up to run our trips. Of course the
company hasn't bothered to set up radio communications with the Trip
optimizer department because god for bid they spend some money to do
it. Easier to force someone to use their phone to call them and trouble
shoot. It is a pain in the butt if engineer doesn't have his phone. Of
course they will insist the conductor use his phone and minutes to do
the engineers work. He has the right to say no but then he would be
putting his job on the line. Love to charge both of them with delay of
train. TM's running around like there is another big fire! OFF WITH
THEIR HEADS!!  Im sure they make a pill for that but it probably is on
the "DO NO TAKE" list!

So nothing new to report here Investors. Same old horse and pony show.
12 hours to go back and forth. Not my problem. You have to write me a
check every two weeks no matter what the circus has planned for the
day!

Name: Avon G@y Lovers
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 18 August 2019

Progress report yaíll!

Iím still going slow.  still making the same money as everyone else on
the shift. I do have one concern about how everyone hangs out in the
yardmaster office to pillowtalk. 

I heard Mr. Seguins threatened a lawsuit against the company for not
upgrading RCL computer, next thing we know heís got his old white
tacoma back and the company has locomotives scrapped on site, grandma
used to say-cats got 9 lives but some only got two left...she was a cat
rancher herself.

Name: New jobs for managers
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 18 August 2019

Stree to seat CSX. https://www.cbc.ca/amp/1.2935065

Name: Street to seat 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 18 August 2019

Those managers should not be worried about moving trains. Street to seat
in a simulator for a crash course. Coming soon to CSX just like Hh did
at cp.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 18 August 2019

These managers blames us for not being able to fill their jobs!! Haha!!
take thanks awards , boot program, double tickets , hold whoever you
want over fire people for stupid shit, screw us over on money.  use and
abuse us and wonder why no one wants to work.. everyone. Even a few guys
that were whores have toned it down and wont do favors. Of course we
stil have  the jackasses that went out and bought 500k houses and brand
new trucks and gotta put their speedway gas station lunches on credit
cards that gotta get 14 time slips a half to make ends meet that will
take any job. But still jobs aren't getting filled and these bastards
are feeling it! Those managers seriously question why no one wants to
mark up.. haha

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 17 August 2019

I bring up an agreement, union guy, ďwe never had that agreementĒ I hate
liars.

Name: Union Rep
E-mail: Csx_foote@yahoo.com
Employed as: Car repair, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 16 August 2019

They can do that

Name: To WTF
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 16 August 2019

When Hh took over CP as ceo, Foote worked with Hh at that time. If an
employee was sick or not fit for duty, a manager showed up at your
house to talk to you. If he felt you where not sick enough or did not
have good reason to be off, he said your  pulled out of service. A
short time latter HR call  you at home to confirm with you you where
pulled out of service or fired. You can read this on google, donít put
anything past these bastards. Foote learned all his tactics from Hh at
cn then CP. They donít care about collective agreements or labour laws
of the land. They do what they want and itís up to you to challenge
them after the fact. They have done everything just short of using
physical violence. Watch your back.

Name: WTF!!!!
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 16 August 2019

CSX!!!!

ARE YOU FRICKIN KIDDING ME!!  AM I READING WHAT I SEE BEFORE MY EYES.
HAVE I GONE MAD AND AM I HAVING DELUSIONS?

RULE 104.6 bullet 3 has been added to the rule:

Subsection #3 says..... employees who are permitted to lay off are
expected to markup promptly within 24 hours or less of the mark off
time, UNLESS THE EMPLOYEE REQUEST AND RECIEVES PERMISSION FROM THEIR
MANGER TO BE OFF A SPECIFIC PERIOD OF TIME LONGER THAN 24 HOURS.

A specific period of time longer? And if the person is sick as hell and
cant give you a specific time when they think they will be well enough
to come back, just what do you intend to do about it? 
What manager are you talking about? If it is a TM you can just forget
it.  If I am at home sick I DO NOT HAVE A MANAGER. I ONLY HAVE A
MANAGER WHEN I AM ON DUTY OR IN A LODGING FACILITY PROVIDED BY THE
COMPANY! Second, if for some reason a manager was dumb enough to grill
me, intimidate me or even try to harass me to return to work before I
was ready there would be hell to pay. If the manager had the stupidity
to tell me that I couldn't stay marked off sick and had to come back
not only would I call the state health department and file a complaint
against the company but I would call OSHA, USDOT, FRA and anyone else
who would listen. This is nothing more than a scare tactic and is being
used to intimidate employees. You know that no one wants to deal with a
supervisor and the intimidation they may subject an employee to if they
have to talk to them directly. Your attempts to intimidate employees is
childish and unethical and the Unions should get a court order
requiring you to cease with your written forms of intimidation.


Brothers
Where is the Union on this one. This is a fine example of something our
unions should be addressing immediately.
Do not come to work sick. Do not allow the supervisors to intimidate
you if you are sick and can not preform your duties safely and be
completely alert and aware of your surroundings and the safety of
others. The company can not force you to endanger your own safety and
the publics. No employer has the right to force any one to work sick! 
No employer has the right to demand that anyone come to work sick and
infect other employees. 


HEY LEGAL.... you have any info you can put on here for the employees
of CSX? I know there are cases that have already been won by railroad
employees who were harassed after being injured and took time off. Can
you post any state and federal laws that pertains to the rights of
workers in Illinois, Indiana and Missouri that allow them to stay away
from the work place when they are ill. I do know that csx is not exempt
from following state and federal laws. 
This is getting out of control!

Name: HR 1748 Safe Freight Act 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 16 August 2019

Hey all right thanks got it added I have been leaving support two person
crews on every crewroom and on every train I get off of. Thanks for the
help and support your exactly right itís about public safety and the
crews too. This is a major issue we need oversight on. We need to get
these papers handed out the public needs to know whatís going on behind
the scenes. The public only sees it looks safe. The more people know the
better we are going to be. Glad we can all take a stand and let our
voices be heard. Check out this YouTube video about what happens on one
man remote jobs too. They changed a remote job to one man in Chattanooga
Wauhatchie yard after years of being two man. Then a week later a 24
year veteran Carmen got ran over and died a week later named Allen. We
work around a lot of unforgiving heavy equipment tired all hours of the
night not to mention short staffed. Anyway we can get the word out it
helps. Two men on every job minimum. That needs to be the standard. 

https://youtu.be/atfY4tiyMz8

1. Protect the TWO MAN CREW BILL (HR 1748 Safe Freight Act) Itís about
public safety and jobs. 
2. Go to SMART-UNION.org/td 
Click on the Red button support two person crews on the right side of
division home page. 
2.  Enter contact info ( this is needed to direct the email to your
member of congress. 
3. Click Send. The pre-drafted my essage will be sent directly to your
member of congress. 
4. This effects railroad retirement, retired railroaders, current
railroaders thereís even a spot for the general public to make there
voice be heard. Please take action there is 175,000 conductors and
59,000 engineers that need this support not to mention public safety at
risk. 
5. Safety of the crews and the public must come first!


Brothers of both unions

You have all got this wrong when it come to 2 man crew verses one man
crew when all you do is worry about losing jobs.  Its common sense
thousands of railroad workers will lose their jobs if all the
railroads
are allowed to go to 1 man crews. That's an issue you need to take up
with TRUMP!  He claims he is creating jobs then let him do something
about people keeping the ones they have!
This is about safety. This is about saving lives. Not just crew lives
but the American people as well. CSX preaches safety every single day.
Its in their rule books and in their advertising. Its 24 hour a day
safety...safety....safety. Well let them put their money where their
mouths are. Pay for safety. Keep 2 men in the cab.
The public has no idea what we deal with. Tell your neighbors about
how
many cars we hit and people are killed every year when they are hit by
trains. Explain to them how the engineer is in the cab calling the
dispatcher and getting 911 called. He is taking care of anything that
may be wrong with the locomotive. He stays with the train. Tell them
how the conductor gets down and rushes to the vehicle to see if he can
possibly save a life. Maybe a baby is in the car and needs to be
helped
or maybe the parents can be removed and need CPR. Maybe he can comfort
someone who is dying or in shock or screaming because they are
severely
injured . Tell them about how we hit live stock and large deer. Tell
them how people love to put junk on the tracks. Shopping carts,
bicycles, steel barrows, wheelchairs and even abandoned cars. Tell
them
about how many trees we hit a year and do extensive damage to the
locomotive. The engineer stays with the locomotives and assess the
damage and does what is necessary to radio dispatchers for help while
the conductors gets down and removes debris and check the rest of the
train for any damage or signs of derailment. Tell them about the
territory that is in the middle of TIM BUCK TWO!  The places where no
one can get to you fast unless you have a helicopter. How will they go
bathroom now without two people to keep the train going down the tracks
unless they have to stop not blocking crossings or take lunch. Tell them
how radios don't always work in remote locations. Telemetry drops out
and communication is lost. How many times does a conductor have to go
back
and trouble shoot another unit after alarms are going off. The
engineer
keeps the train rolling the best he can while the conductor checks the
computers and checks to see if it is loading. Tell them about the
blind
curves that only one crew member can see around when your approaching
public crossings or trees that block signals so that only one crew
member can see them until you get the train right on top of them. Tell
them about wash outs from floods, and heat warped rail and fog so
thick
you cant see a foot in front of you. SO WHAT IF YOU GOT PTC!!  PTC
does
not tell you if a car in stopped on the tracks or a tree is across it
or a person is walking in the tracks or there is 5 inches of water
over
the rail! Tell them how crew members have been attacked and some have
even been killed by gang thugs and trespassers. A single man has no
chance in hell in  these situations. It is better to have someone else
with you to keep watch when working in bad areas and ghetto rail
yards.
The list goes on and on. Tell them how the company took away the right
of the crew members to take a power nap. One crew member is supposed
to
call stopped every 15 minutes while they are waiting on line of road.
As
long as someone is awake and doing this and paying attention there is
no
reason on god green earth while a tired crew member cant take a 20
minute power nap. Tell them how crews are run into the ground and some
are called out every 10 hours around the clock. They work all hours of
the day and night and most have no weekends off. The company wont even
let them have a power nap. What is going to happen when there is only
1
man on the train by himself and he is just plain worn out or is sick
and
afraid to take a day off because of the companies new attendance
policy
which is just absolutely insane. People come to work sick all the
time.
Vomiting, diarrhea, fevers and the flu doesn't stop them because they
are in fear of losing their jobs. How is a sick man who is all by
himself going to be able to make a full run safely and without risking
his life or the publics when he doesn't have his other crew member to
help keep him alert. The engineer has many roles and duties as well as
the conductor. There are times when something happens that it is a
must
for an engineer to be on board and ready to take instructions while
the
conductor handles the rest of the responsibilities.  There are so many
things that go into railroading and running trains that the public
doesn't know a thing about. 
THIS ONE MAN CREW IDEA IS THE MOST UNSAFE AND IRRESPONSIBLE IDEA that
has ever been brought forward in the history of the railroad industry.

And for what? To save a damn dollar. To line someone's pockets. To
make
someone rich. Who care who gets killed. Who care about the destruction
to family lives. I don't know about you but I sure the hell do and so
should every person in America!

Name: Fra batory
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 16 August 2019

Fra Batory to all of a sudden not support two person crews, in my view
is suspicious. He is retirement age and someone has offered something
for his sudden change on crew size. His mandate is public safety in the
transportation industry. Yes public safety and not what is favoured by
the rr and Wall Street. This should be investigated if any Money was
paid to this trader. His change on crew size all of a sudden does not
pass the test, even some Congress men and women where puzzled and
shaking there heads on his change all of a sudden. I say kickbacks and
they should investigate this man. Just my view.

Name: conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 16 August 2019

HR conductor

You need to add another sub paragraph (5) to your most. You keep
forgetting that safety of the crews and the public must come first!

Brother of both unions post should be attached to every single post!
Losing jobs and retirement is bad but the safety of everyone in the
United states must come first!

Last week I had to correct a father who I overheard telling their young
sons how fun it would be to be a train engineer. They were getting off
of a train ride in the park. When I was done not only was he blown away
but he took the info you provided. I will be handing out copies of
brother of both unions post to everyone I see at these park rides!

Name: HR 1748 Safe Freight Act S1979
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 16 August 2019

Got great news guys keep up the great work here is the latest on the two
man crew bill

The states of Illinois, Nevada and Washington are among the latest
states that have decided to fight a federal order that prevents states
from passing laws that would require freight trains to have a train
crew size of at least two individuals. Nevada has filed a petition with
the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit asking the court to
review a May action by the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) that
prevents states from passing laws mandating train crew size. 
Keep doing all you can keep pushing getting the word out we are
winning!!!!!

1. Protect the TWO MAN CREW BILL (HR 1748 Safe Freight Act) Itís about
public safety and jobs. 
2. Go to SMART-UNION.org/td 
Click on the Red button support two person crews on the right side of
division home page. 
2.  Enter contact info ( this is needed to direct the email to your
member of congress. 
3. Click Send. The pre-drafted my essage will be sent directly to your
member of congress. 
4. This effects railroad retirement, retired railroaders, current
railroaders thereís even a spot for the general public to make there
voice be heard. Please take action there is 175,000 conductors and
59,000 engineers that need this support not to mention public safety at
risk.

Name: HR 1748 Safe Freight Act. 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 16 August 2019

I have to agree RAILROAD WORKERS UNITED Itís the way to go. Itís 50.00
per year best money ever spent. Ron is a top notch guy been around the
railroad for years. Really knows his stuff great group of people all
across the USA. All unions all crafts joined together. I am a proud
member and hope more people join. 

Ron Kaminkow
RWU General Secretary
secretary@railroadworkersunited.org
608-358-5771

ďWe need to have faith in each other. We are in precisely the same
position. We depend absolutely on each other. We know that without
solidarity, nothing is possible, and that with solidarity, nothing is
impossible.Ē
Eugene V. Debs, Founder of the American Railway Union

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 16 August 2019

CSX and Mantle Ridge are a Fraud and should be investigated !!!!!!

Name: Success
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 16 August 2019

In my 36 years as a rr, I was a shop steward for short time. And I
witnessed the most successful reps. Could talk out of both sides of
there mouth. They would tell the membership one thing, and tell
management another story. Always giving the illusion that he was
beating up the company on your behalf. And then telling management I
have my guys under control. Some reps. Made a good life for themselves,
just telling everyone what they wanted to hear. Thatís why I always
filed a grievance and kept asking what the status of my grievance was.
That way they could not blow me off if everything was in writing and
copies kept. Tried to keep them on there toes.

Name: RWU
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 16 August 2019

RWU ,,,,, Railroad Workers United Union , join us brothers we fight for
whatís right !!!!

Name: The fix
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 15 August 2019

Ya Iím not arguing with that, Iíve seen union do some good work. But 
thatís when the guys stuck together and forced the companies hand.
Today it just seems everyone for themselfs, and try to out do there
own. The days of the union are numbered I think!and that it why the
companies donít care anymore about bargaining in good faith or
honouring the agreements. No resistance or penalties for there
deliberate behaviour.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 15 August 2019

Listen here user name the Fix. I pay my union dues thatís what Iím
required to do. Doesnít give the union a reason to be shitty because I
do t come to meetings while Iím working by the way or because of
voting. The guys who run and get voted in should do the job they ran no
one forced them. So your telling me if I join a gym and pay my dues I
got to sweep up and clean the place too. No I pay my dues stop making
excuses for this shitty union. They have done nothing let me repeat
nothing but allow the company to rape us on a daily basis. You think
coming to a union meeting is gonna stop that no. What will stop it is
for the union to do there dam job. No one wants to call it like it is
itís always the menís fault. If itís our job to run things then letís
not pay dues. You know why they do such a shitty job hereís why.
Because we have to pay our dues no matter what they got us. What
incentive is there to give the members good service?? None!!!

Name: The fix
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 15 August 2019

At the end of the day everyone bitches about union doing nothing. But
you members are the union you want everything fixed without , yourself
being involved. No one wants to attend union meetings, or even vote for
reps. So if the member ship does not get  involved , these reps are
going to sit on there ass to. A lot of these reps. Are elected over and
over again , because no one wants the job. I can remember at local
meetings the head table was lucky to get out of the hall in one piece,
and had to bring the national reps. In to cool things. You reap what
you sow!!!!

Name: HR 1748 Safe Freight Act. 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 15 August 2019

1. Protect the TWO MAN CREW BILL (HR 1748 Safe Freight Act) Itís about
public safety and jobs. 
2. Go to SMART-UNION.org/td 
Click on the Red button support two person crews on the right side of
division home page. 
2.  Enter contact info ( this is needed to direct the email to your
member of congress. 
3. Click Send. The pre-drafted my essage will be sent directly to your
member of congress. 
4. This effects railroad retirement, retired railroaders, current
railroaders thereís even a spot for the general public to make there
voice be heard. Please take action there is 175,000 conductors and
59,000 engineers that need this support not to mention public safety at
risk.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 14 August 2019

Everyone gets there feelings hurt when someone says the union does a
crappy job. Letís all be honest they havenít been good and lately they
have been down right awful. Too many hands in the pot with the company.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 14 August 2019

Thatís what everyone says if you donít like the union quit. Well let me
tell you this I am forced to be a member and I pay my dues on time
every month and anywhere else on this planet if you paid dues to be a
member and got the sub par at best service we get you would pull your
membership, but we cannot. I challenge anyone to tell me over the past
year how are union has done a great job. We are fools. Why would the
union do anything at this point they get are dues there is no incentive
to do anything. Have you guys noticed guys marked off union business yet
nothing gets done? I have all the time. Donít tell me if I donít like it
quit itís my right to say the truth. The union we are in is doing a
shitty job. None of you pay more dues than me so I am telling you this
union is the sorriest bunch if company men and it starts at the top.
They do not have are best interests at heart. I promise you my dues
will come out on time like they do this month and still the same shitty
service.

Name: conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 14 August 2019

Conductor 30

I don't see a post on here about the railway labor act. Who said
anything about the railway labor act.  Quit your damn deflecting
poser.

So keep up the info on the train wreck. Is it a fact the engineer was
on the motor by himself an ran by the conductor? Was the ptc off
because of another malfunction of the program?


I got a question to all engineers across the system. How many of you
have had bleed over of info on your system from another engines info. 
We have been getting messages of violations from other units on our
motors. Its been happening a lot and when it does you cant do a thing
until you clear it out. How in the hell does another trains violations
show up on another train. This is crazy crap. God knows what the hell
else it can screw up!

Don't forget brothers that you can sue your unions. It your right by
federal law. You might be discouraged from doing it but you can and
with enough members coming forward and filing complaints against them
for not representing you to the best of their ability you can bet they
wont like the attention. Look up the LMRDA and you'll see they have a
time frame in which they are supposed to handle all claims. After that
time you can get your own damn lawyer. It has nothing to do with the
railway labor act.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 14 August 2019

Jeez.....How often and how many times do the provisions of the Federal
Railway Labor Act have to be explained to some of the meatballs that
post on this site?

Fed up?  Quit. Give it up. Do something else to earn a living. 
Go to work for a non-union outfit.  Please post back and let all
know how well you do. 

(Must be another moll, troll, etc., or an idiot.)

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 14 August 2019

We are being raped daily in savannah and all the union says is put a
claim in thatís it. Let me ask you something if the company pays you 6
months later for a day they should have paid you anyway what kind of
punishment is that. This union is the biggest bunch of pussies. They
donít do shit. All they say is put a claim in thatís it. The contract
isnít in place to be violated at will and all we can do is put a claim
in.  No one fucking cares. The union does not care. We canít strike
because they would have to ask CSX for permission bunch of cowards.

Name: Parsons Murray
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 14 August 2019

Carey incident, supposedly EN on H702 ran signal at West End of double
track at Springs on the Columbus Sub. The W314 frac sand train headed
in opposite direction had the signal and was going from single track to
 #2 EB  and was struck about 10 cars behind the locomotive, by H702. 
The 702 had PTC turned off prior because of some issue and had been
given permission to cut it out.  The H702 had just set out cars at
Carey and the Conductor was in a PTI van waiting for Engr. to pick him
up at a road crossing short of the signal.  The train passed the condr
and road crossing without stopping or blowing whistle.  Engr was
unconscious or asleep.  EN of 702 told police all he remembers is
locomotives rolling over the bank into field.


Poster child for why we need 2 crew in the cab.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 14 August 2019

drove by frontier yard 8/12 19 first time in years ,I could see across
the whole yard  i saw no trains moving and weeds growing . what is left
is there any jobs left ???????

Name: Records
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 14 August 2019

Another wreck on the books, mainly because of cuts to staff and laxed
safety. And there will be more that the public really donít give much
mind to. But it shows the goverment what the cycle is of these cut
backs. When CSX has a Quebec type derailment and lots of lives are lost
to a rail disaster. It will flood the media for weeks, and goverment
heads in charge of monitoring the rr will try and hide from media as
well as CSX company heads. The clock is ticking, there is time for
change if the goverment stops letting big $$$$ make there own rules.
But if they just keep sitting on there hands and do nothing, a Quebec
size disaster will happen. History will repeat itself.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 14 August 2019

Letís Strike!!!       How can you have a contract and purposely violate
it everyday!       Management and this country need a wake up call!  
Itís about time we stand up for ourselves and quit getting pushed
around!!!

Name: Shortline
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 13 August 2019

I thought PTC was going to save the world...
 I assume fatigue and excessive train length were contributing factors
in that accident. Or as the carriers like to call it, human error.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 13 August 2019

No, I don't know what happened. Did one of the train crews screw up?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 13 August 2019

We all know what happened 👀/👀

Name: Accident carey
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 12 August 2019

http://www.toledoblade.com/local/transportation/2019/08/12/csx-trains-collide-near-Carey-derailing-cars-and-spilling-fuel/stories/20190812145

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Engine repair, for 10-20 years
Posted: 12 August 2019

We heard one of those trains possibly ran a red signal.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 12 August 2019

CAREY, Ohio (WTVG) - One person has been injured in a train crash at the
line of Wyandot and Seneca Counties early Monday morning.

Rescue crews are still on the scene of that crash. According to Carey
police, two trains collided on the tracks and one of the conductors was
injured.

That train crash happened at County Highway 3 in Carey at 5:22 AM
Monday. County Highway 3 and Township Highway 5 are closed while crews
respond to that scene.

We will update this as more information becomes available

Name: conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 12 August 2019

brothers 

copied that post and have it to my brothers to take to work and pass
around.  Ask them to contact our congressman in D.C. My neighbors where
blown away by it.  Assured them it was all true.  I think we need to
post it in all the stores we go to.  Time to be heard!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years
Posted: 11 August 2019

But the government will let China and Japan make computer chips for our
military aircraft

Name: Amen to eng
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 11 August 2019

Brother I wish you were called in front of Congress your exactly what we
need a intelligent spokesman that knows what the hell hes talking about
mostly it's people speaking with very basic knowledge of the rr and
most of congress only knows ptc stands for positive train control they
need educated by someone like you who isn't afraid to speak the whole
truth keep up the fight and I will to also someone need to ask that fra
fuckstick battory just how much did the rr have to pay you to buy you
that's one crooked lying fucking snake anybody who knows anything can
see that he should be under investigation for holding his position and
taking bribes no doubt in my mind

Name: UP Hauling Drugs Again
E-mail: cscott@xup.com
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 10 August 2019

Attention All UP Employees:

Your employer's profits is being padded by illegal drug trafficking
via freight trains.
Recently, local law enforcement in Arizona confiscated several unmarked

packages on several different trains crossing the border.

Please contact the office of the Inspector General's Hot Line
(and not your UP Safety Hotline).

http://www.oig.justice.gov

Name: Big brother
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 10 August 2019

NATO
https://globalnews.ca/video/5497144/from-dark-day-to-giant-leap-how-avro-arrow-engineers-joined-nasa-to-help-win-the-race-to-the-moon

Name: Allies 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 10 August 2019

Thatís no big deal, American missiles, in Canadian north not many no
that. Or the first cruise missile where texted in Canadian Northern
Territory. The avro arrow jet invented in Canada was 50 years ahead of
its time. Fastest jet in the world. Program cancelled at request of the
president of USA. Canada played major part in American space program
after that. Secrets!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 10 August 2019

Do you think the STBA or Government is going to allow a merger with a
Canada based company in which we ship our military equipment?  You guys
should quit trying to figure out each move.  But keep them coming it is
very entertaining reading.

Name: engineer
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 10 August 2019

HR-Amen-Cond.

That post is 100% accurate and if I was called to appear in front of
the supreme court and testify to the accuracy of its contents I would
hold my hand high with the other on the bible and testify that is was
the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth!  If anyone in
management were to stand there and say it wasn't I would call them
liars at the top of my lungs. Let them remove me from the court. It is
all the truth.


Now, to the rumor that is circulating....has anyone heard that the
company is back to not paying crews during their 3 days off when they
hit a vehicle but do not kill the passengers?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years
Posted: 10 August 2019

Told yíall big announcement was coming , CN and csx intermodal  in less
than 5 years it will be CNSX

Name: cond
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 10 August 2019

HR safe freight 
Thank you for reposting that post from brothers of both unions.  I was
scrolling back looking for that to print. You made it easier now!

Everyone need to copy that post! All crafts should copy it and make
sure that all their neighbors and family members see it. Send it to
your congressman. Mail it if you have too.  It doesn't cover every
scenario out here but a hell of a lot of them. 

COPY IT BROTHERS!  Send it out!

Name: Amen
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 10 August 2019

Wow what great posts the csx big wigs are gonna lose there minds if
it's one thing those scum bags can't stand it's the truth being
exposed showing just how no good slimy scumbags they really are just a
matter of time until some poser gets on here saying stupid shit to try
to deflect and change the subject dont bight brothers keep posting the
truth and expose these crooked bastards

Name: HR Safe Freight Act 1748
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 09 August 2019

Hey thanks for the great comments (Conductor). Yeh been trying to get
the word out anyway i can and have had a lot of great responses. I
think if we all stick together on this issue and keep on getting the
word out with a strong fight WE CAN WIN THIS!!!!
Here are a few topics our industry is facing right now. First and most
imports to me because it effects so many as you know is HR 1748 Safe
Freight Act (Congress) and S.1979 with the Senate. I have been trying
to get the word out whether post on the comment section of YouTube
(train videos) a few other websites. If anyone knows any other ways to
get the word out tell your neighbors tell everyone. Post on social
media. Get involved. It effects so many. Railroads,Retirees,Railroad
retirement, our families, business we buy products from, and the
American Public. 
This is what I got back from chairmen DeFazio. 

Dear Friend,

Thank you for contacting me and taking the time to share your thoughts
on this important matter. It is a great honor to serve as a
Representative in Washington, DC. I am humbled to take on this
responsibility and look forward to serving our great state and Nation
to the best of my abilities. 

I hope you will continue to stay in touch by visiting my
congressional†website, signing up for my†newsletter, liking me
on†Facebook, and following me on†Twitter†to learn more about my work
for the U.S. Representative for Oregon's 4th congressional district,
serving since 1987.

I agree with you, but the real problem is that the RR's don't care!
Corporate America cares about their shareholders, and always will. The
CP, CN, CSX, UP, NS, and the KCS will always preach about safety when
it's convenient for them. Crews have been asked to turn a blind eye to
safety issues to get the job done. Regardless of RR dept. you may work
in, you're expected to get the job done. Many people don't know how
evil Mr. Hunter Harrison when it came to PSR initiatives. Then then FRA
backtracks on the "crew of two" rule. There's speculation right now
about the FRA backtracking, and I wouldn't be surprised if an
investigation were to take place. Like I said, the RR's don't care as
long as they're making money. What needs to happen is the lower and
middle class start standing up to corporate aggression. It would be
very hard for a company to operate with no one working for the
Railroad!!!!
Sincerely,
Peter DeFazio 
Member of Congress

Second is (H.R 3055 LNG by Rail)
They now not only want to go to one man the want to ship LIQUID NATURAL
GAS BY RAIL!!!! The bad part is with little or no testing they just want
to rush this stuff through they donít really even have proper tank cars
to haul it in with little to no data as explained by the railroad. 

From chairmen Peter DeFazio 

Dear Friend,

Thank you for contacting me and taking the time to share your thoughts
on this important matter. It is a great honor to serve as a
Representative in Washington, DC. I am humbled to take on this
responsibility and look forward to serving our great state and Nation
to the best of my abilities. 

I hope you will continue to stay in touch by visiting my
congressional†website, signing up for my†newsletter, liking me
on†Facebook, and following me on†Twitter†to learn more about my work
for the U.S. Representative for Oregon's 4th congressional district,
serving since 1987.

U.S. House of Representatives approved an amendment to H.R. 3055
offered by myself along with a few other co-sponsors Chairman of the
House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, that would
prohibit the Secretary of Transportation from finalizing a rulemaking
and issuing a special permit to allow the transportation of Liquefied
Natural Gas (LNG) by rail tank car. Frankly the railroad doesnít give a
dam about safety or anything else for that matter except share holders
and profits.  Railroads have fallen to the jackals on Wall Street. I
have been working diligently to keep this from happening. A comment
period on the special permit was set to close†July 8, 2019. However we
managed to get it pushed back by asking for more time. 
President Trump issued an Executive Order on April 10, 2019, calling
for LNG to be moved throughout the U.S. in rail tank cars within 13
months, and on June 6, 2019, the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials
Safety Administration (PHMSA) moved ahead with a plan to authorize six
trains, of 100 or more rail tank cars, to move LNG for export through
densely populated areas.
ďIn its never-ending quest to put profit ahead of people, the Trump
administration is now trying to bypass long-standing requirements for
transportation of LNG by putting it into 100-car trains that roll
through densely-populated areas at upwards of 50 miles per hour,Ē.
ďThis plan is beyond absurd. Should even one tank car get punctured,
the results could be devastating. My amendment blocks this brazen
attempt by the administration. I urge the Senate to follow suit and
stop a massive catastrophe before itís too late.Ē
Typically, when PHMSA authorizes transportation of a hazardous
material, it does so after a careful evaluation of the risks,
alternatives, and safety conditions. It publishes these findings so
that the public can adequately challenge or comment on its
conclusions.† PHMSA has not done its due diligence, and this rulemaking
and special permit are being rushed without an opportunity to fully
consider the potentially catastrophic consequences of moving LNG by
rail. Nowhere in the world do higher speed trains share the rails with
LNG or any hazardous material of this nature,Ē From Susan Mehiel,
spokesperson for the Alliance. ďThe US DOT has not increased the
regulations for LNG over and above those for oil trains and we know
what has happened with the so-called Ďbomb trains. Another recent
railroad regulation change has major implications for the Treasure and
Space Coasts. In 2016, when questioned about delays at grade crossings
caused by stalled trains, the Federal Railroad Administration wrote
they have proposed a rule requiring 2-person minimum crews on trains.
ďAt least two crew members are needed to efficiently separate a train
and allow highway users to pass through a crossing in emergency
situations. As of May 23rd 2019 the FRA withdrew the proposed rule. 
ďWith 150 grade crossings through the Space and Treasure Coasts, trains
blocking major roadways like the FP&L Nuclear Power Plant evacuation
routes and hospital access puts our communities in grave danger,Ē
Mehiel explained.
ďWithout the 2-person minimum, critical roads could be blocked for
hours.Ē
Eighty people have died on Floridaís railroads in the last 18 months.
The Alliance wants the Governor and Florida Transportation Secretary
Thibault to address this epidemic proportion and call on the FRA to
consider the impact of the federal regulations on the lives of
Floridians.
As Mehiel said, ďWith 80 deaths on Floridaís rail systems, what we need
is an investigation into these accidents and not the additions of speed
trains going over 100 mph and LNG!Ē Thank you Mr ........... for all
your support and questions I hope this covered it feel free to contact
my office for any other questions regarding this H.R 3055 bill. We are
going to need all the help and support on this issue. 


Sincerely,
Peter DeFazio 
Member of Congress

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-tUAIfb8Wy8&feature=share



The last issue I want to bring up that really needs some attention is
Crew Fatigue. 

The single most important action Congress and the Federal Railroad
Administration can take to improve rail safety especially in the
movement of hazardous materials and now the new LNG issue is to
eliminate train-crew fatigue and provide predictable start times for
train crews.
The unpredictable work schedules of safety critical operating employees
in the railroad industry has and continues to be the root cause of the
fatigue problems that have placed many releases of hazardous materials
on the front pages of our newspapers and in the media.  Although the
Rail Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (RSIA) provides for 10 hours of
undisturbed rest between work assignments, ďthe application is
misplaced because it does nothing to improve the predictability of
reporting times nor does it allow employees the opportunity to plan
their rest before reporting for duty. 
(One small improvement that will make a tremendous difference in the
safety for all train operations is simply to move the required 10 hours
of undisturbed rest from immediately following service to immediately
preceding service.) The minimum of 10 hours of notification before
reporting for 12 hours or more of safety critical service will allow
operating employees to get their proper rest prior to reporting for
duty so they can safety and alertly operate their train while on duty.
ďAn even greater safety enhancement would be to assign regular start
times for each crew, or at a minimum require that crews be notified
before going off duty of the time they must report back for service.
From what I know this has been pushed to Congress and the FRA to make a
mandate on crew fatigue issues that still have not been approved. Only
to deregulate most issues that have been put in place since the Obama
administration. Also if the operating train crews could have better
train schedules to know when they are going to work in a 12 hours
notice. I have many of times set for 2 and 3 days first out waiting on
a call only to feel like i have insomnia waiting on a call. (You can
only rest so long thinking and waiting on the phone to ring) Even if we
could mark off under crew fatigue without any points or occurrences like
operation red-block would be a big step in the right direction however
then it would pose someone marking off to watch football or some other
type of reason the company would disagree with. 

If anyone is interested in getting more involved with whatís going on
check out (RAILROADWORKERSUNITED). Ron Kaminkow great great guy has
been around the railroad industry for 30 plus years. Itís worth a look.
If anyone has any ideas on how to get the word out regarding these very
important issues. Post it letís stick together keep on pushing rising
up we can do this letís keep America Safe letís keep our families safe
letís do the right thing. Thanks again for the wonderful post regarding
hazmats and issues about one man crews keep on getting the word out. We
are headed in the right direction. 


1. Protect the TWO MAN CREW BILL (HR 1748 Safe Freight Act) Itís about
public safety and jobs. 
2. Go to SMART-UNION.org/td 
Click on the Red button. 
2.  Enter contact info 
3. Click Send. 

Brothers of both unions

You have all got this wrong when it come to 2 man crew verses one man
crew when all you do is worry about losing jobs.  Its common sense
thousands of railroad workers will lose their jobs if all the
railroads
are allowed to go to 1 man crews. That's an issue you need to take up
with TRUMP!  He claims he is creating jobs then let him do something
about people keeping the ones they have!
This is about safety. This is about saving lives. Not just crew lives
but the American people as well. CSX preaches safety every single day.
Its in their rule books and in their advertising. Its 24 hour a day
safety...safety....safety. Well let them put their money where their
mouths are. Pay for safety. Keep 2 men in the cab.
The public has no idea what we deal with. Tell your neighbors about
how
many cars we hit and people are killed every year when they are hit by
trains. Explain to them how the engineer is in the cab calling the
dispatcher and getting 911 called. He is taking care of anything that
may be wrong with the locomotive. He stays with the train. Tell them
how the conductor gets down and rushes to the vehicle to see if he can
possibly save a life. Maybe a baby is in the car and needs to be
helped
or maybe the parents can be removed and need CPR. Maybe he can comfort
someone who is dying or in shock or screaming because they are
severely
injured . Tell them about how we hit live stock and large deer. Tell
them how people love to put junk on the tracks. Shopping carts,
bicycles, steel barrows, wheelchairs and even abandoned cars. Tell
them
about how many trees we hit a year and do extensive damage to the
locomotive. The engineer stays with the locomotives and assess the
damage and does what is necessary to radio dispatchers for help while
the conductors gets down and removes debris and check the rest of the
train for any damage or signs of derailment. Tell them about the
territory that is in the middle of TIM BUCK TWO!  The places where no
one can get to you fast unless you have a helicopter. How will they go
bathroom now without two people to keep the train going down the tracks
unless they have to stop not blocking crossings or take lunch. Tell them
how radios don't always work in remote locations. Telemetry drops out
and communication is lost. How many times does a conductor have to go
back
and trouble shoot another unit after alarms are going off. The
engineer
keeps the train rolling the best he can while the conductor checks the
computers and checks to see if it is loading. Tell them about the
blind
curves that only one crew member can see around when your approaching
public crossings or trees that block signals so that only one crew
member can see them until you get the train right on top of them. Tell
them about wash outs from floods, and heat warped rail and fog so
thick
you cant see a foot in front of you. SO WHAT IF YOU GOT PTC!!  PTC
does
not tell you if a car in stopped on the tracks or a tree is across it
or a person is walking in the tracks or there is 5 inches of water
over
the rail! Tell them how crew members have been attacked and some have
even been killed by gang thugs and trespassers. A single man has no
chance in hell in  these situations. It is better to have someone else
with you to keep watch when working in bad areas and ghetto rail
yards.
The list goes on and on. Tell them how the company took away the right
of the crew members to take a power nap. One crew member is supposed
to
call stopped every 15 minutes while they are waiting on line of road.
As
long as someone is awake and doing this and paying attention there is
no
reason on god green earth while a tired crew member cant take a 20
minute power nap. Tell them how crews are run into the ground and some
are called out every 10 hours around the clock. They work all hours of
the day and night and most have no weekends off. The company wont even
let them have a power nap. What is going to happen when there is only
1
man on the train by himself and he is just plain worn out or is sick
and
afraid to take a day off because of the companies new attendance
policy
which is just absolutely insane. People come to work sick all the
time.
Vomiting, diarrhea, fevers and the flu doesn't stop them because they
are in fear of losing their jobs. How is a sick man who is all by
himself going to be able to make a full run safely and without risking
his life or the publics when he doesn't have his other crew member to
help keep him alert. The engineer has many roles and duties as well as
the conductor. There are times when something happens that it is a
must
for an engineer to be on board and ready to take instructions while
the
conductor handles the rest of the responsibilities.  There are so many
things that go into railroading and running trains that the public
doesn't know a thing about. 
THIS ONE MAN CREW IDEA IS THE MOST UNSAFE AND IRRESPONSIBLE IDEA that
has ever been brought forward in the history of the railroad industry.

And for what? To save a damn dollar. To line someone's pockets. To
make
someone rich. Who care who gets killed. Who care about the destruction
to family lives. I don't know about you but I sure the hell do and so
should every person in America!

Name: Disaster
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 09 August 2019

The last derailment was in North Dakota years ago , train came out of
Canada. People died from fried lungs. The lawyers where on the case
right away signing families up for class action lawsuit. This story
made sixty  minutes, the lawyers settled for I think 44 million dollar
settlement on behalf of the families lies. The families got pennies on
the dollar. The lawyers figured out how to fleece the families out of
it all for legal fees. So again these families where victims twice.
That is what they did in the Quebec disaster American canvassers signed
up families for American legal firms to represent them they will get
fucked over to, there is no justice. Greed is the name of the game.

Name: Cond
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 09 August 2019

Conductor   HR!!!!


Maybe we should all keep a copy of our work orders that show what kind
of serious hazardous material we haul. I don't give a rats butt if
they think it is company information that is supposed to be kept
private. The fact is IT ISNT!  The customer knows what's running on
our trains and the emergency responders have a right to see the info. 
Every single car with a hazmat placard give the information of the
product as well as descriptions on the side of the cars. Anyone who see
a train running can look up the info and find out. The public just
doesn't take the time because they just ASSUME it is being transported
safely! We just had a train with a type of tear gas and a bunch of
loaded cars with out the description on the contents but they were
tagged as high security. Who knows what the hell was in them. 
Does the public know we carry serious Toxic and Poisonous inhalation
cars as well as other chemical that could kill you in inhaled before
someone could get to you in time? Does the public know we have NO GAS
MASK OR PROTECTIVE CLOTHING on our trains if we derail with a bunch of
these cars and they spill? Do they know the company expects us to get
off our trains and go back and inspect our trains if we go into
emergency and the air wont come back up?  One man by himself is put
into a serious dangerous situation if this happens and he is in the
middle of no where and no one can get to him immediately. 
Does the public know they can put these cars as close as 6 cars from
the engine!!!  What do you think can happen if the wind is in the wrong
direction and cars are that close.  You can bet your arss if it happens
I will be off that train and heading as far away as possible. If
something happens out there and your all by yourself if you get
overpowered or slip and fall or even die the blood will be on CSX. 

There was a post on here a few weeks ago that covered  much of the crap
we have to deal with. It was all true. The poster suggested we copy it
and show it to all our neighbors and send it to our congressman. 
Have you copied it and sent it out?  I gave it to my neighbors and it
blew their minds. The fact is the public has no idea what we really are
exposed to the every day working conditions of the Railroad. It is up to
all of us to get it out!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 09 August 2019

https://globenewswire.com/news-release/2019/08/08/1899507/0/en/CN-and-CSX-Announce-New-Intermodal-Service-Offering.html

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 08 August 2019

Announced Today!!      

CN and CSX Announce New Intermodal Service Offering

Name: H.R 1748 Safe Freight Act 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 08 August 2019

PROTECT YOUR JOB!!!! LET YOUR VOICE BE HEARD!!!!! TAKE A
STAND!!!!!!!GET
THE WORD OUT!!!!! THIS IS FOR ALL RAILROADERS RETIREES EVEN THE
GENERAL
PUBLIC!!! THIS EFFECTS US ALL!!!!!
1. Go to SMART-UNION.org/td 
Click on the Red button support two person crews on the right side of
division home page. 
2.  Enter contact info ( this is needed to direct the email to your
member of congress. 
3. Click Send. The pre-drafted message will be sent directly to your
member of congress. 
4. This effects railroad retirement, retired railroaders currency
railroaders thereís even a spot for the general public to make there
voice be heard. Please take action there is 175,000 conductors and
59,000 engineers that need this support not to mention public safety
at
risk. 
SUPPORT YOUR TWO PERSON CREW BILL. TAKE ACTION TODAY!!! We all have
seen the FRA drop the ball on the two person crew bill it was a slap
the face. Stand up get the word out to everyone you know. This affects
all of us. Donít go down without a fight. Letís stick together a beat
this. It starts with you!!! We have all seen what this company has
done. Letís get it done and protect our jobs for future railroaders
and
protect our railroad retirement too. Letís get the job done and make
it
happen also letís protect public safety. Also if you havenít seen the
video I strongly urge you to watch it on YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JGF4wgQolJ4&feature=share. Great video
and worth watching how members of congress do there job. Please do
your
part to protect the jobs keep the great American railroad going strong.

Name: cond
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 08 August 2019

Invest


You are  100% accurate in your reporting of the tactics used to keep
and lure in investors. I have a ton of RR. stock but not in CSX!
Moving the freight is not what keeps this company afloat. I would like
to go just one week without getting the wrong car in our train or one
missing. Its funny to see a loaded car that has been set out line of
road because of problems, sit there for a week!  How does the customer
deal with this? I hope they are sending a bill to csx for every day it
doesn't show up. They should! Its funny watching a car go back and
forth between two yards because it was sent out on the wrong train and
has to be returned. It happens more than you would think.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 08 August 2019

Just found out today they are closing Southover yard in Savannah,
Georgia

Name: Willard
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 08 August 2019

They aren't going to tell local management when they're closing the
yard and if they knew, local management wouldn't tell you. They know
people would quit, people would call off, people would drag their feet
so work wouldn't get done. They know some railroad property might walk
away. They know attitudes would change and morale would be extremely low
if they told you when. You aren't going to find out when until that day
when they come in and tell you it's closing in  15 minutes. You think
they would go this far if they didn't already have the full plan? They
already know what's going to happen. They're bullshitting you so you
don't walk away before their plan is finished. The only reason it
didn't close last time was because of the Wellington derailment. Ask
your car department. They already know how many jobs are staying and
when. Mow has been doing a lot of work on CL&W to take some westbound
freight to Cleveland and bring eastbound to N.C. some will be set off
in blocks in Willard. Power switches can be controlled from anywhere.
Willard yms, you made your bed when you refused to do your jobs because
you still think it's not your work.

Name: Invest
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 07 August 2019

Contract employees


Its the media blah blah and the pats on the back along with the blown
up recognition from everything but railroading that  keeps the company
afloat. Go to your employee gateway every week and see what they are
getting recognition for and who is investing in them. This is how a
company like CSX survives. This is how they keep investors interested.
A company that looks like it is favored by the public. Smoke and mirror
tactics that fool investors into staying on board. Thought is if a
company is trying so hard to be environmentally friendly and supports
so many other irrelevant causes they must be up and coming and will be
a favored asset in the publics eye. You all need to keep an eye on your
employee gateway articles. Maybe those investors are blind or have been
wined and dined . This is a way to keep them on board. Either way, like
the past poster said....BAD MEDIA PUBLICITY IS THE COMPANIES WORST
ENEMY!

Name: Willard
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 07 August 2019

The word outta willard is there is no certain date they are trying to do
it slow with no disruptions this came from local management my personal
opinion is this would have come a long time ago but they can't figure
out how to get it done those of u left in willard hang in there still
hope maybe they never figure it out once upon a time I was a willard
guy maybe one day will be again who knows one last thing fuck you csx

Name: Signing bonuses
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 07 August 2019

After Hh left cn and cp the rr got such a bad reputation to not work
there from indeed and glassdoor and media. That they offered big
bonuses for retired rr to come back to work for rr. It was mostly
retired supervisors that came back. They where so desperate to find
employees it was awesome. No one would hire on and the ones that did ,
left shortly after. To this day they are having trouble finding people.
At cprail creel ceo was Hh Minnie me, he still is a militant cock
sucker. The best thing you all can do for yourself s is put in those
claims and grievances, and keep a copy for yourself. There will be a
pay day for them. It will just take time. And CSX has to deal with them
it is grieve for csx, and a paper trail that they donít honour there
contracts. And if your job is cut and when mantle is gone they will beg
you to come back. Try and stick together brothers and sisters.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 07 August 2019

Letís just start our own Hedge Fund,   And take out Mantle Ridge and the
other Railroads

Name: HA!HA!
E-mail: 
Employed as: Engine repair, for 20-30 years
Posted: 07 August 2019

EMPLOYEE GATEWAY ARTICLE


Inbound Logistics recognizes CSX for environmental performance!

Maybe someone should take a few pictures of the CSX engines blowing out
black smoke and leaking oil. You have got to be kidding me. Just who are
these people. Do they not pay any attention to the Locomotive out on the
road and in the yards?  They must blind as hell or they were bought off
for this publicity stunt!

Name: 2021
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 07 August 2019

Mantle Ridge has a 5 year hold on their investors stock. They came
aboard in mid 2016. 2016 plus 5 = 2021.

Name: Shortline
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 07 August 2019

MR has a five year contract with csx, ehh had a three year CEO contract.
MR will be destroying your road till 2023. Good luck fellas.

Name: Markets
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 06 August 2019

When mantle sells all there CSX shares it will be big news. And smaller
investors follow in most cases sell there stock too. I will be buying
the stock when it ranks.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 06 August 2019

Howís come no one knows when the hedge fund is going to be out,    Ive
heard dates all over the place,   When is the exact date the contract
is up

Name: Engineer 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 06 August 2019

Relax brothers.  Hedge fund will be gone next April 2021. Their 3 year
contract is up. Then we can clean up the mess. Fact.

Name: Fappin 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 06 August 2019

article 41 of the engineer ssa allows them to take 8 or 10 hours
undisturbed rest so when a chief wants you back on your rest ask the
engineer if they agree to that. They tried this at north Baltimore
prior to heil hunter and the trainmasters were told no and nothing was
ever done to anyone which leads me to believe this is just
intimidation. The conductor has no leg to stand on but the engineer can
absolutely refuse

Name: engineer
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 06 August 2019

engineers 


What's going on with this DP rule on auto racks.  It says in the
latest system bulletin there is to be no auto racks directly in front
of or behind the remote.  passed a train earlier over 12,000 feet long
and all auto racks with DP in the middle.  I can't find rule that says
that's legal now.  Latest air brake handling rules say you can't do
that. I think they are calling them intermodal trains just to get
around that rule. An auto rack is an auto rack. Is this approved by the
FRA?

Name: loco
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 06 August 2019

JEEZ BROTHERS

Man power shortages, crappy hours of rest, personal days denied,
closing yards, contract violations, PTC Malfunctions, lost trains,
faulty equipment, faulty paperwork, Contradictive system bulletins,
unverified freight, crew exposure to hazardous chemicals and the list
goes on. When karma comes full circle its going to be a hell storm!

PUT IN THE DAMN CLAIMS. CALL OSHA. CALL THE FRA. EMAIL YOUR
CONGRESSMAN. AND FOR GOD'S SAKE DO NOT FORGET THE NEGATIVE PUBLICITY
IS THE COMPANIES WORST ENEMY. LAZY BROTHERS WHO SIT BACK AND DO NOTHING
ARE THE COMPANIES BEST FRIEND!

Name: conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 06 August 2019

cond 30

policy states if they want you back after 4 hours rest they have to
tell you before you mark off. when you are on the road you call cmc
AFTER YOU GET A ROOM. they will mark you off. You DO NOT GET IN YOUR
WAGON BEFORE 4 HRS! Read the policy in the notices. There are hoops to
jump threw. You have to  create dead heads after your on duty. Too and
from hotel, hos and just a pain in the butt paperwork.

The bitch on here is them telling you to report back on your rest. Yes,
they have to order you to do it before you mark off. The problem is you
don't really get 10 undisturbed because you have been ordered to
prepare for work before your 10 hrs are up. They are sending the wagon
in 9 1/2 to get you so you can stop for food if you need to. You also
have to get up and get ready. Your not really getting 10 hrs.
Undisturbed. FRA guy told me same thing. We shouldn't be getting in
wagon before 10 hours just like the 4 hr. rule on rest. CSX doesn't
agree with this.  It just goes to show they don't give a crap about
fatigue and the stress of this job!


On another note, Anyone know the name of the congressman who supposidly
lives close to avon yard and could see the fire and smoke from the
engine in fire? Someone put a post on here earlier about it. 
Someone got a name? Does this congressman back our stance on enforcing
2 man crews? Does he know what we are transporting and our rest
problems? Please give us a name!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 05 August 2019

Brakeman:

I'm lost.  May be wrong but I thought if they wanted you back on duty
sooner than the mandated required rest period(s), they had to at least
inform/notify you before tying up off duty from assignment - if to
report back with less than required rest time. 7:30 on duty = 4:30 left
- can go back to the job with 4 hrs. off - IF told to report back in 4
hrs. before marking off.  Can't call you.

Tying up at your off duty point is what is supposed to be done.
However, if waiting time & transport to the AFHT lodging facility takes
30 min. or more, after tie-up, then you have a complaint - call & change
your rest time.

Name: Future csx look north
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 05 August 2019

Foote and regime are going to shake down CSX, just like Hh did at cp and
cn. Then when the hedge fund guys are long gone. They have to replace
the people and equipment , to make it a proper run rr again. So if you
have claims and grievances in, they will be addressed by the new
management. Foote will ignore everything and just go back to Canada
leaving CSX in a shit storm. Once your claims and grievances are on
file your union has to push them forward if they are legit. And if they
donít there are steps to take to put the union on the mat for not
representing you. The guys that donít think it is worth there while are
just scared little yes boys not men.

Name: greed
E-mail: 44@ggg543
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 05 August 2019

rumer buffalo frontier yard  only crew change  no trains will be
switched at all  no trains will start out of the yard

Name: bad penny
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 30+ years
Posted: 05 August 2019

BLET Super - T Boss Coli guilty of pension extortion. our union bosses
are stealing from our pension. god knows they been stealing from us for
decades. Teamster mobsters ran the unions into the ground. Feds are hot
on Hoffa Jrs. ass. The BLET is going to be decertified. Hooking up with
mobster Teamsters was the worst possibly fuck up they ever did, and
there have been some doozies.  Too many crooks stirring the pot.  Pigs
became hogs.

Name: old head
E-mail: u name it earth
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 05 August 2019

years ago  i saw a man pulled out of service for insorbation. the last
10 years i worked on the rr  i never spoke to a supervisor . I just
schruged my shoulders or shook my head . it drove them nuttz.they will
never let you win a argument , or let you get your point across . let
them send you out let them line your pockets

Name: cond
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 05 August 2019

Piss me off


Good way to deflect!!!  Who give a rats ass what that yes man to
Jacksonville does. He kisses just like all the rest of them. If he
doesn't then he will be gone just like all the other superintendents
that have gone through that circus show.

Stick to the important crap, like the hours of rest scam! How about
sticking together on all the contract violations. We got 12 hours to
work!  That's all they can get out of us in a day. We may sit for 2-4
hours waiting for a ride off the outlawed train but  as soon as we are
on overtime it's stay off the radio and hope they forget about us. Its
money in our pockets!  Put the claims in. Put them in for everything
whether you think your going to get paid or not. Claims are NOT for
supplementing your income anyway. That's what wrong with all the
idiots who bitch "Im not going to get paid anyway!" Union agreement
claims are not for extra income. They are to punish CSX. Make them pay
out the money. If they decline them which they will every chance they
get, push them on to the General chairman. If we would all stick
together and keep it up we could cost CSX millions a year in pay out.
We still get a pay check. Unless you are fired or furloughed you get a
pay check every two weeks. Keep sending them the bills! 
Let the superintendents screw up. Let the tm screw up.  When it takes 3
crews to move one train it keeps people working. What part of that
don't you understand. Let the customers keep getting their freight
late. Keep the attention coming!  Let the public raise hell! Sit back
and earn the money, put in the claims and laugh all the way to the
bank! Some of you guys are your own worst enemies!

Name: Piss me off 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 05 August 2019

Conductor 1_10 years get off your knees if you want to blow somebody
pick a better man or should I say midget than Salyers

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 05 August 2019

Steve Salyers has a job because he has business sense and will chop to
the very end when Jacksonville says they need some cutting. He is a
vet, and isnít afraid to walk the ballast.

Jeremy Seguins on the other hand- HOLY SHIT. Talk about back from the
dead.

Name: Piss me off 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 05 August 2019

How does Steve Salyers still have a job as a manager for CSX WOW!!!

Name: brakeman
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for 20-30 years
Posted: 04 August 2019

Conductor 10-20

IM  all for supporting the two man crew but how about the hours of rest
crap that is going on. I think we should all be petitioning the FRA to
do something about the crap that was posted by the conductor who was
ordered to show up on his rest at work while he was in his hotel. I had
the same thing happen. By the time we got checked in and I went to find
dinner and took a shower and finally fell asleep I only got about 6
hours of sleep which was disturbed by noisy kids in the hall and
cleaning ladies. No, that's not the companies fault but it is the
companies fault that they made me get up before my 10 hours rest and
get ready for work and be down stairs a half hour early so I could get
something to eat to take on the road. I got a total of 8 hours to check
in, eat, shower and sleep. What the hell is 10 hours undisturbed rest
for. We should be left alone for the 10 hours. NO MORE MARKING OFF AT
THE AFHT!  For now on it will be at the hotel so my rest doesn't start
until I get there. Some TM are telling people we have to do it before we
leave the yard but the drive to the hotel cuts into our rest. If they
want to do this crap I will call and have my rest restarted when I get
to the hotel. If an FRA inspector told the guy they didn't approve of
what they were doing then we shouldn't have any problem getting them
to get on board with getting this changed now. It just one thing after
another with these jerks. And it should be against the law for them to
call us at home and leave a bunch of messages on your scheduled days
off. If they want to leave a message that your displaced while your not
on your off day or vacation that's one thing, but to blow your phone up
with crap on your scheduled days off and vacation is bull shit. This is
the only company I have ever worked for that invaded my home life while
Im on my days off and they sure the hell never bothered me while I was
on vacation with my family!


Oh... and engineers, if you didn't know, they have to give you a 48
hours notice that they are taking your personal leave day away from you
and if it is less they have to notify your local chairman and the
general chairman as well. And it cant be done on a whim. Read your
agreement. Article 16.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 04 August 2019

Where else can you sit back and watch the dog and ponies show daily and
make 115000 dollars a year..

Name: HR 1748 Safe Freight Act 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 04 August 2019

1. Protect the TWO MAN CREW BILL (HR 1748 Safe Freight Act) Itís about
public safety and jobs. 
2. Go to SMART-UNION.org/td 
Click on the Red button support two person crews on the right side of
division home page. 
2.  Enter contact info ( this is needed to direct the email to your
member of congress. 
3. Click Send. The pre-drafted my essage will be sent directly to your
member of congress. 
4. This effects railroad retirement, retired railroaders, current
railroaders thereís even a spot for the general public to make there
voice be heard. Please take action there is 175,000 conductors and
59,000 engineers that need this support not to mention public safety at
risk.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 04 August 2019

Look guys,

This is ďusĒ against ď ThemĒ,     We have got to take a stand RIGHT
NOW!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 04 August 2019

When did layoffs happen at Avon Locomotive,    Are they going to shut it
down.

Name: Directives
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 04 August 2019

Back in the early eighties when the rr was screw with the membership, we
got a directive to work to rule, by local reps that got it from national
reps. And we worked to rule and there was nothing the company could do.
But change there behaviour so things ran smooth again. When these
regimes came in to raid companies, ask a rep what are we doing about
it. Answer put in a grievance, we now live in a time of pussies union
scared to give the membership a directive on job action because they
are scared of a fine or threatened with jail. And a lot of these union
reps are whoood like a teenage girl by the company they forget who they
work for. My observation in the rr industry is membership numbers are
getting smaller, and union is having less power year after year, and
the union will be fazed out in time. Bite on to your share of the meat
and run with it. Thatís the attitude today!

Name: Just a thought...
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 04 August 2019

Foote and his buddies know what they are doing, itís straight out of the
HH handbook; Ďwork now-grieve laterí. 

The union sent the company a letter about the millions of dollars worth
of liabilities because the company is not paying claims-no shit they
arenít paying claims!

The company knows how arbitration works, they know how contract
negotiations work. 

If they donít pay those rightful claims now- they will only pay a
fraction of them later when they settle those amounts for cents on the
dollar.

Companyís view:
Would I pay my employees $2 million this year when you can pay them $1
million in two years from now?

Union employees view:
Because we will make you wish that you had paid that $2million upfront
as we fuck your trains, pull switches out of service, and slow
production wayyyyy the fuck down.

TO is a pain in the ass, but if every train runs with TO velocity
numbers go wayyy down.
Following all rules is a pain in the ass, but if we follow all the
rules production goes wayyy down.
If we put in ethics complaints on all managers, harassment by them goes
wayyy down.

No favors. Just compliance.

Name: Bobalou
E-mail: 
Employed as: M of W, for 10-20 years
Posted: 04 August 2019

My name is Bobalou and old heads on the Toledo/Indianapolis Division of
former B&O in the '70's and '80's will remember me as a Crossing
Watchman at South Hamilton Ohio and Local Chairman of Brotherhood of
Maintenance of Way Employees Local 424. Much has changed on the
railroad in the subsequent years, and from reading these posts much for
the worse. When I started on 5/14/73 the old line Baltimore and Ohio
(B&O) had recently merged with Chesapeake and Ohio (C&O) forming
Chessie System and became one of the largest railroads in the nation
linking 15 states. Back then the railroad was full of many veterans
from WWII, Korea and Vietnam and consequently operated much like the
military chain of command. There was a sense of camaraderie at the time
on the job where employees respected each other and looked forward to
going to work for a proud company. Yardmasters gave switchmen early
quits, firemen were still on locomotives and trainmen and conductors
were in cabooses. By the mid '80's things began to change for the
worse when Chessie merged with that shabby long & nasty(L&N) and
Seaboard Coast Line railroads forming CSX while dovetailing both
company seniority rosters with that hated New York Dock union
agreement. Soon work rules and union agreements began to change, random
drug testing became an issue. Radio communication use expanded across
the territory as company headquarters moved from Baltimore and
Cleveland to Jacksonville Fla. By the end of the century the original
railroad craft unions had sold out their members so long the rank and
file dumped them while incredibly joining the railroad industry's
biggest rival trucking industry Teamsters union!

Name: conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 03 August 2019

FRA HOURS SCAM!

Chief dispatchers are telling crews at AFHT to show up on their rest.
Called FRA and asked them how this is mandatory undisturbed rest if I
have to set my alarm or get a wake up call BEFORE MY 10 Hours are up so
I can get ready and be in the wagon on my rest. How is this 10 hours
undisturbed when I'm following an order from a CSX official to get up
and prepare for work during my so called 10 hours rest.  He said the
FRA didn't approve of the tactic and they were going to fight to get
it stopped but in the meantime there is a loop hole in writing that CSX
is using to do this. We need to put just as much effort into trying to
get this crap stopped as we are in fighting one man crews! If someone
wants to sleep their 10 hours they should have every damn right. No one
should have to get up early and get ready for work during their so
called mandatory rest. you people need to read the FRA U.S.hours of
service laws thoroughly! They are a sham! did you know if your on your
off days after your rested 10 hours they can blow your phone up all day
leaving messages. You don't have to answer them or even have your phone
turned on but they can still do it. They can harass you during your
vacation time! This is how they are taking personal days away from
people who are adding them to the beginning or end of their vacations.
Then they claim they notified you. This is just insane horseshit! These
people want to control and own every waking moment of your life! When
your off the clock then you should be OFF THE CLOCK! They should have
to leave us the hell alone. I just hope this FRA inspector was being
honest and not blowing smoke up my arss!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 03 August 2019

Hey Avon,

Keep  falsifying FRA reports some more heads will roll soon!! 

Salyers, Seguin,   Jordan your all on a list!!

Name: Rule follower
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 03 August 2019

I was back home in Indiana today and got to see some PSR in action at
the transfer yard.  The great CSX crew (not sure if they were Avon or
not) was creating two trains out of one.  Apparently, some of the train
and two motors stayed there and the remaining cars and the leader went
to Avon. Gee, and I thought we were doing great things 8 years ago at
Greencastle block swapping cars on a hill.  We don't do much of this
fancy stuff where I am now.

Name: Skills mechanical
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 03 August 2019

If your a fully trained carman with welding etc. Your in. High demand to
work at any rr. Or other type  industry!  I retired last year as carman
and I have had job offers come to me but declined. Ya it sucks but at
least you have skills that CSX will need again, if people move on, down
the road CSX will pay for these cuts. With indeed glass door, ratings no
one will want to work there. Same thing happened in Canada, people got
cut never took call back. Now they had to train people from scratch.
Hold your head up!this regime only cares about how much money in the
shortest period they can make for share holders. They donít care about
the goose that lays the golden eggs, they are slowly killing the goose
greed greed!Foote is not running a business he is raiding CSX of all
$$$$ he can.

Name: Manpower
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 03 August 2019

I donít know if Foote has the balls to do it. But at cn cp. street to
seat, Hh forced management  to do all our  rr jobs.  Managers worked
there days off and where flown around the country where they where
short people. And these managers tryed to out do each other.  Foote
knows the gig what Hh enforced, and no laws or rules where followed.
Our goverment transport Canada where scared of Hh, because they where
all handpicked rr. They did not want to lose there dream jobs. Hh
called our prime minister a light weight, it was something to witness.
Time will tell if Foote he does the same thing with management.

Name: cond
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 03 August 2019

Investors


Been called out to go in to the horse and pony show.  Want to bet it
takes at least 3 crews to get my train across the road. This one will
be its usual 5-6 hours getting out of the yard because of all the bull
shitz. Most likely wont have any power ready because there are only 3
guy left to work engines now thanks to laying everyone off again. Then
since there are no men to work because of man power shortages I'll sit
on my ass on the train for at least 3 hours waiting for a rested crew to
show up and then it will be late as hell and they wont want it in they
yard off of its schedule. Then a yard crew will come get it.... Yeap ,
just another horse and pony show day.

Name: Retired Now
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 02 August 2019

New Old Head:
That is something.  Grandkid told me he starts out at $17.00 per hour
working for a non-union RR construction outfit that RRs use. 
$15.00 an hour  -  to be entrusted to move thousands of tons of heavy
equipment & freight worth millions of dollars? Not easy to believe.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 02 August 2019

This whole place is a Scam,     I believe customers and employees should
file a class action Lawsuit

Name: New Old Head
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 02 August 2019

I truly feel for new hires. $180 dollars a day is the going rate. 

$15/hr to Conduct a train. Who would have thought?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 02 August 2019

Stock down $ 3 dollars a share,   That means 3,000 jobs being cut!!

Name: conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 02 August 2019

HEY RULES!
ANOTHER CSX SCREW UP OF THE OPERATING RULES!


Don't waste your time posting the latest rules screw up the company
just did.  You know, the one where they just published a new operating
rules HQ bulletin adding new high wind rules 301.9 and 301.10.  I guess
they didn't know they already had these rules in the book under 624! 
Yeah, we all saw it in less than an hour after they were published. Why
in the hell would they put the same rules in the book in 2 different
places and word them totally different from each other.  YOU CANT A
WIND RULE WRITTEN TWICE IN THE BOOK AND WRITTEN IN DIFFERENT FORMATS!


Hey brothers.... Those who didn't catch it, the new operating rules
that came out for August 1st has a repeat of the WIND rules that are
already in the book. Just a few changes in the format and a few word
changes but basically the same frickin thing!

Name: Brake Stick
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 01 August 2019

Today is August 1st and CSX still sucks. I guess they fired all the
roadmasters and conductors by the looks of the job openings under the
gateway. What managers left is one heart attack away from their
conference calls. Rats will eat their own and bail off the sinking ship
as the stocks slid down and the great Foote scratches his head and
blames the economy for his incompetent and greedy role as CEO.

Name: SS Dobson
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 01 August 2019

These managers will be fighting over the SS Dobson for shelter pretty
soon.

At this very moment Troy is knocking back a fifth of something nice,
while manpower shortage takes control of the yard. 

2 more derailments in the last 2 days. That finishes July with 20
Derailments, 1 FRA reportable injury, 2 Lost time injuries, 2
locomotives lost to fire, 1 environmental spill, and 1 Meathead
Assistant Superintendent that lost his job. 

Now that yardmasters are using their phones to record cameras and take
it upon themselves to become managers- we should probably take it upon
ourselves to help these guys out with rules compliance. 

July was known for its fuckups. August will be known for the lay down
of all lay downs.

A salute to the good ship SS Dobson!

ďJust sit right back and you'll hear a tale
a tale of a fateful trip,
that started from this tropic port,
aboard this tiny ship.

The mate was a mighty sailin' man,
the Skipper brave and sure,
five passengers set sail that day,
for a three hour tour,
a three hour tour.

The weather started getting rough,
the tiny ship was tossed.
If not for the courage of the fearless crew
the Minnow would be lost.
The Minnow would be lost.Ē

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 01 August 2019

Stock dropped almost 3$ today but we are the best company in the world.
How long before all the people that have huge amounts of stock leave
this sinking ship?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 01 August 2019

Booze is probably just another distractor/mole, etc.
Advice: Don't pay much attention to fairy tales.  What you hear, what
you may think, doesn't cut it.  Always try to know absolute true facts
before forming an opinion and\or saying anything.

Name: Good points
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 01 August 2019

I think sooner than later the big ones going to happen. Foote is the
tephlon don because he will play stupid to any knowledge of his
managers breaking the rules. And if one of these managers are willing
to go to jail for csx. Maybe that is what is going to happen before CSX
changes the culture of laxed safety. When the shit hits the fan , the
public is going to want someone to be accountable. They put handcuffs
on the three scape goats in Canada, until a jury found them not guilty.
Unionized employees I said this when Hh took over, keep a record in your
note book of all the short cuts they force you to take. Trust me it will
come in handy when they try to hang you. Employees know better not to
take short cuts. But when they threaten your livelihood your
intimidated to go along with management instructions. A judge or jury
would be able to see threw that. No one wants to go home and tell there
wife and kids they got fired. You have a lot of responsibility to be as
safe as possible to protect the public and other employees. Keep a
record of all of this.

Name: conductor 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 01 August 2019

other 

so who is the politician who is sitting close by to avon yard? why
don't you put a name out. No one can do a thing to you for posting on
here especially if it is the truth. Who is the politician who sits
close by and sees the black smoke rolling out of the locomotives. Who
is the politician who sits close by and can easily see derailed cars
laying around the yard for weeks. Who is this politician who should be
calling the FRA and EPA and reporting all incidents. Please post
his/her name!

Name: Avon
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years
Posted: 01 August 2019

This morning I will enjoy the sunrise.

I don't have to worry about covering up any misdeeds or falsified
records. I can look at myself in the mirror knowing that my actions
haven't jeopardized the health and safety of a community, endangered
the lives of my employees, or indirectly contributed to the destruction
of hundreds of thousands of dollars in assets. I know I haven't
perjured myself by attesting to partial truths and half facts on
federal incident reporting forms or employee certification documents. I
know there isn't an audio recording of myself acknowledging,
minimizing, and giving directives that incriminate myself in the
conspiracy to violate federal laws. I know there isn't a video
collaborating material facts related to "our little secret"...

I have nothing to worry about -- do you?

A FRA Operating Practices Inspector conducting an administrative
investigation levies civil penalties/fines. A DOT OIG Special Agent
conducting a criminal transportation safety investigation produces jail
time.

Quote of the week: "You can fine the bastards all day -- it's part of
doing business. Nobody bats an eye. Perp walk a suit in the parking lot
in the middle of the afternoon..."

Somebody apparently opened a bag of worms. 

Never happen you say? Did I mention the politician? The politician who
was sitting at home not too far from the Avon yard while the engines on
fire drifted smoke over his home. The politician whose brother is a
local first responder. The politician who turned on the late local news
to hear a well crafted statement issued by our friends at CSX Media
Relations. The statement that happened to thank only the neighboring
county for their emergency response. The statement that apparently
snubbed the county, town, district in which the yard sits -- and this
politicians brother. (Whoops)

You can't make it up.  

Jacksonville needs to clean house in Avon. Wheels up/boots on the
ground. Fire them all. There is no opportunity for creating a culture
change that will allow effective leadership with these people. 

If we are going to keep this farce up and running we can't allow a
group of village idiots to sink the ship. There is still some money
left for us grunts to grab before they start perp walking people out
the door in handcuffs. We don't need someone digging through the
skeletons just yet...

It's August 1st. FMLA day I do believe. Time to set sail on the SS
Dobson. 

Have a safe CSX day.

Name: H.R 1748 Safe Freight Act
E-mail: No One Man Crews
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 31 July 2019

GREAT NEWS BROTHER KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK!!!!! We are headed in the
right direction. Here is the latest news in the No one man crews Safe
freight act H.R 1748. Are you having trouble viewing this message?
Click here
 

 
 
Dear Union Bothers Retirees general public.  
Iím happy to announce that we secured our 100th co-sponsor for H.R.
1748, the Safe Freight Act, which would require a crew of two people on
all freight trains. To put it in perspective, by hitting 100 cosponsors
today, this is eight months quicker than our last effort in 2017/2018.

With the Federal Railroad Administrationís recent ruling on crew size,
it is now more important than ever that we pass a federal law requiring
every train in America have a minimum of two crew members. Those two
crew members must be a federally certified conductor and a federally
certified locomotive engineer. The Safe Freight Act (in the House, H.R.
1748 and in the Senate, S. 1979) is the right prescription to ensure
rail safety for both rail workers and the public alike.
 
 

 

This did not happen by accident - we made it to 100 cosponsors
(currently 90 Democrats and 10 Republicans) because of members and
retirees like you. Bottom line - member contact works. But the job is
not done. Besides securing more cosponsors in the U.S. House, we need
the same strong effort for the companion bill in the U.S. Senate.
 
Click here to send a message to your U.S. Senator asking them to
cosponsor S. 1979
 
Click here to see if your U.S. Representative is a cosponsor of H.R.
1748
 
As I wind my time down as National Legislative Director, I want to take
this time to thank all of our members who emailed, called and met with
their Member of Congress about this issue. We could not have gotten to
100 cosponsors without your assistance and we need to keep pressing on
if we are to ultimately succeed. Letís keep the momentum going and keep
on getting her word out itís gonna be a tough fight but we have a chance
national contract is up December 31st letís not let our guard down 
 
1. Protect the TWO MAN CREW BILL (HR 1748 Safe Freight Act) Itís about
public safety and jobs. 
2. Go to SMART-UNION.org/td 
Click on the Red button support two person crews on the right side of
division home page. 
2.  Enter contact info ( this is needed to direct the email to your
member of congress. 
3. Click Send. The pre-drafted my essage will be sent directly to your
member of congress. 
4. This effects railroad retirement, retired railroaders, current
railroaders thereís even a spot for the general public to make there
voice be heard. Please take action there is 175,000 conductors and
59,000 engineers that need this support not to mention public safety at
risk.

Name: Booze 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 31 July 2019

I started 1980 and it is true the rr where built and ran on booze. They
started to clamp down because a guy got an DWI ten minutes after his
shift ended by city cops. They had no choice to monitor people after
that. The stories of the old days where amazing, guys that came back
from ww2 and worked the rr where tough people. But lots drank to
forget. Those where crazy times.

Name: old head
E-mail: unam it earth
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 31 July 2019

hired out in the early 70,s smoked pot the day i took my test  . worked
once every 28 day in the summer , stolled every tire for my car for the
first 10 i worked on the rr took turns only worked 3 days a week and
paid for 5 ,slepped on a bench for 12 hrs with falling off one train
master at collinwood  gave us a hard tome we kicked the shit out of him
  4 hr quit  derailed cars weekly  and never went to investagations  and
never pulled out of service  or fired  never saw a fireman awake   what
a job . but i wll tell you the union people were th bigest asshole 
laisy   creepy and always had there hand out when you got a seltement  
sorry we didnt leave you anything

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 31 July 2019

Hiring 20 conductors in Russell, KY,      Whatís this all about

Name: brother
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 31 July 2019

Brother of both unions


Conductor...Thank you for reposting that post for me.  I meant every
word of it and it is all true. No drama or exaggerations added to it.
This post should copied and circulated to your neighbors and sent into
you local representatives. In fact we should all copy it and send it to
everyone in Washington. How about we bombard the white house with it. 
Send a million copies to Trump. Do what ever it takes to protect the
lives of our fellow railroaders and the public! People think
railroading is some kind of glorious dream job like little boys do when
they want to be firemen or police officers when they grow up. They want
to run trains and wear the little striped hat.  They have no idea what
the truth is about our job.  The cold and red hot weather. Working in
freeing ice and pouring down rain. The exposure to silica sand and
diesel soot that we breath and absorb through our skin every day we are
around locomotive. The metal shavings from the rails that we breath into
our lungs when we are standing around moving locomotives. The nasty
smelling filthy toilets. The back breaking seats. How about the wear
and tear on our bodies that cause whole body injury from vibrations.
The lack of sleep and disruption of our home live. The public has no
idea and every time someone ask me if they should apply for a job with
the railroad I tell them NO!  Not unless you want to sell your soul and
miss half your family life and miss watching your kids grow up. If you
don't have nerves of steel and can handle being cheated out of pay and
having to constantly battle a hostile work environment then don't do
it.  If you can do all that and need the money that bad then try it but
have a way out. Have another job on the back burner you can do to it the
railroad breaks you.

Name: HR 1748 Safe Freight Act
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 31 July 2019

Hello 
Just wanted to let everyone know to be prepared November 1st is almost
here meaning to get ready end of contract season is up December 31st
2019. We are going to have our work cut out for us this year dealing
with this HR 1748 safe freight act bill crew fatigue issues that still
need to be passed too. I urge anyone who is interested in taking a
stand join Railroad Workers United. Itís a great activist group to be
apart of. Coming up this November we have a major fight on our hands
between the Unions and the National Railway Carriers.  This push
somehow for one man or no men crews on freight trains is a major issue
along with Crew fatigue. It really needs to be looked at and also out
to let the general public know what we actually do!!!! Airlines have
had autopilot for years however they still have two people in the
cockpit if Boeing hasnít taught us anything about technology fails!!!!

Protect the TWO MAN CREW BILL (HR 1748 Safe Freight Act) Itís about
public safety and jobs. 
Go to SMART-UNION.org/td 
Click on the Red button support two person crews on the right side of
division home page. 
Enter contact info ( this is needed to direct the email to your member
of congress. 
Click Send. The pre-drafted my essage will be sent directly to your
member of congress. 
This effects railroad retirement, retired railroaders, current
railroaders thereís even a spot for the general public to make there
voice be heard. Please take action there is 175,000 conductors and
59,000 engineers that need this support not to mention public safety at
risk. 
       
THIS WAS POSTED BY APE Wonderful post a few weeks ago. 

BRITHER OF BOTH UNIONS

You have all got this wrong when it come to 2 man crew verses one man
crew when all you do is worry about losing jobs.  Its common sense
thousands of railroad workers will lose their jobs if all the railroads
are allowed to go to 1 man crews. That's an issue you need to take up
with TRUMP!  He claims he is creating jobs then let him do something
about people keeping the ones they have! This is about safety. This is
about saving lives. Not just crew lives but the American people as
well. CSX preaches safety every single day. Its in their rule books and
in their advertising. Its 24 hour a day safety...safety....safety. Well
let them put their money where their mouths are. Pay for safety. Keep 2
men in the cab. The public has no idea what we deal with. Tell your
neighbors about how many cars we hit and people are killed every year
when they are hit by trains. Explain to them how the engineer is in the
cab calling the dispatcher and getting 911 called. He is taking care of
anything that may be wrong with the locomotive. He stays with the
train. Tell them how the conductor gets down and rushes to the vehicle
to see if he can possibly save a life. Maybe a baby is in the car and
needs to be helped or maybe the parents can be removed and need CPR.
Maybe he can comfort someone who is dying or in shock or screaming
because they are severely injured . Tell them about how we hit live
stock and large deer. Tell them how people love to put junk on the
tracks. Shopping carts, bicycles, steel barrows, wheelchairs and even
abandoned cars. Tell them about how many trees we hit a year and do
extensive damage to the locomotive. The engineer stays with the
locomotives and assess the damage and does what is necessary to radio
dispatchers for help while the conductors gets down and removes debris
and check the rest of the train for any damage or signs of derailment.
Tell them about the territory that is in the middle of TIM BUCK TWO! 
The places where no one can get to you fast unless you have a
helicopter. How will they go bathroom now without two people to keep
the train going down the tracks unless they have to stop not blocking
crossings or take lunch. Tell them how radios don't always work in
remote locations. Telemetry drops out and communication is lost. How
many times does a conductor have to go back and trouble shoot another
unit after alarms are going off. The engineer keeps the train rolling
the best he can while the conductor checks the computers and checks to
see if it is loading. Tell them about the blind curves that only one
crew member can see around when your approaching public crossings or
trees that block signals so that only one crew member can see them
until you get the train right on top of them. Tell them about wash outs
from floods, and heat warped rail and fog so thick you cant see a foot
in front of you. SO WHAT IF YOU GOT PTC!!  PTC does not tell you if a
car in stopped on the tracks or a tree is across it or a person is
walking in the tracks or there is 5 inches of water over the rail! Tell
them how crew members have been attacked and some have even been killed
by gang thugs and trespassers. A single man has no chance in hell in 
these situations. It is better to have someone else with you to keep
watch when working in bad areas and ghetto rail yards. The list goes on
and on. Tell them how the company took away the right of the crew
members to take a power nap. One crew member is supposed to call
stopped every 15 minutes while they are waiting on line of road. As
long as someone is awake and doing this and paying attention there is
no reason on god green earth while a tired crew member cant take a 20
minute power nap. Tell them how crews are run into the ground and some
are called out every 10 hours around the clock. They work all hours of
the day and night and most have no weekends off. The company wont even
let them have a power nap. What is going to happen when there is only 1
man on the train by himself and he is just plain worn out or is sick and
afraid to take a day off because of the companies new attendance policy
which is just absolutely insane. People come to work sick all the time.
Vomiting, diarrhea, fevers and the flu doesn't stop them because they
are in fear of losing their jobs. How is a sick man who is all by
himself going to be able to make a full run safely and without risking
his life or the publics when he doesn't have his other crew member to
help keep him alert. The engineer has many roles and duties as well as
the conductor. There are times when something happens that it is a must
for an engineer to be on board and ready to take instructions while the
conductor handles the rest of the responsibilities.  There are so many
things that go into railroading and running trains that the public
doesn't know a thing about.  THIS ONE MAN CREW IDEA IS THE MOST UNSAFE
AND IRRESPONSIBLE IDEA that has ever been brought forward in the history
of the railroad industry.  And for what? To save a damn dollar. To line
someone's pockets. To make someone rich. Who care who gets killed. Who
care about the destruction to family lives. I don't know about you but
I sure the hell do and so should every person in America!

Name: Media 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 30 July 2019

Employees losing there lives because of laxed safety. CSX intimidates
employees to run and get the job done as fast as possible. And when the
employee rushes like CSX wants him to and people get killed or injured,
itís the employees fault because he knows the safety rules and signs
off that he knows the safety rules. The media and public donít know the
types of intimidation and threats  employees put up with. Thatís why I
say take five minutes put in that grievance and safety hazard. If there
is a paper trail threw out the CSX system it is impossible for csx to
say there are no issues. But lots are lazy and canít put in a grievance
or a complaint to save  there jobs and to be made whole.

Name: THEGOSPEL
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 30 July 2019

Brothers


I can tell you for a 100% fact that the biggest fear CSX has is.....
BAD PUBLICITY!  I wish I could put names out there of who I have had
dealings with in the past that explained how much fear it instills in
this company and how much they will spend to make sure it doesn't
happen. Look at the media outlets today. Look at them 25 years ago. It
is a feeding frenzy out there. It has changed a 100 folds over. Look at
now many CEO's and politicians have been brought down by leaks to the
media. Look how many people have lost jobs because of something they
have posted in social media forums. BAD PUBLICITY is the number one
enemy of any company these days. Take a look at the employee gateway.
Take a GOOD LOOK! Keep an eye on it. See who they wine and dine. See
who they go to for support. See who is patting their backs. If you have
something to post and its the truth the whole truth and nothing but the
truth and it sheds some light on unethical, illegal or unprofessional
behavior then by all means do it.

Name: Shortline
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 30 July 2019

I think labor day 2019 would be a great day for all railroad employees,
regardless of craft or company, to lay off and enjoy OUR holiday.
Remind the corporate heads who runs the railroads and who really
creates the profits. One man does it he gets canned, 75,000 of us do it
and they have a situation they can't adress without the media and
government watching.

Name: Punch
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 30 July 2019

The next share holders meeting with Foote and board. Serve gallons of
toilet. Juice as a punch would look good in nice punch bowl.

Name: Safety hazard
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 30 July 2019

When ever you get the chance file safety hazard reports to all agencies,
bio-hazard. Get the attention of somebody before someone gets ill.

Name: Piss me off 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 30 July 2019

Until CSX starts maintaining their locomotive s properly and cleaning
the restroom on them I'm gonna take a piss where I know it's sanitary
and that's outside matter of its usually off the side of the
locomotive.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years
Posted: 30 July 2019

Norfolk Southern 9 % payout this quarter. The Througbred of
Transportation..

Name: Ha ha 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 29 July 2019

Yep I've never seen anything like it even the die hardship are beaten
down by these trolls on Wall Street

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 29 July 2019

Lost in all the dirty tactics by Management is the way us crews have
ABSOLUTELY neutered the hopes and dreams of the company men and
managers that abused their perceived power. 

Prior to precision, I would listen to every tactic used by old head's
to throw an anchor on everything. It's been an honor and adrenaline
rush to be a part of the guerilla/underground, magically seeing things
fall apart.

Name: Pissing
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 29 July 2019

Guys on the rr have been fired for same thing. Both got there jobs back.
You can google these arbitration cases. CSX is just being a bully even
when they know they will have to pay up. They want to rattle employees,
that all they have to hurt you. If thatís how they want to spend
shareholders money let them. Your not going to see anything about this
case till it has been ruled on by arbitration.

Name: Conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 29 July 2019

Loco 30

Where did this stuff happen. Post the terminal please so we can let our
LC know. Get them to check on the details and who the supervisor was who
did it.  If a guy has to pee while out working in the yard and he cant
make it up to the engine in time then he has no choice. If he is
working closer to the buildings then he should stop all work and go
into a building and use the restroom facilities. 

There should be a notice circulated to all Union members on this
incident and the proper procedure for going to the restroom should be
addressed. All crew members should stop what they are doing early
enough to find a restroom to use. The hell with time and production,
This supervisor set the precedence for this by disciplining an employee
for what may have been something he had no choice but to do. We all know
he most likely was too scared to stop working and go find a bathroom
because he might be charged for delaying work or trains.

Where did this happen? When did it happen? Do not be afraid to post
details on this site.  There isn't a damn thing they can do about it
and all union members and officials should be made aware of these
actions!

Name: Staff shortages
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 29 July 2019

Foote is going to have to consider putting these managers in the field,
just like Hh did at cn cp. with staff cuts and employees pulled out of
service. Management are going to have to give up there rest days, and
annual vacation to work in the field to show there loyalty to ceo
Foote. To be a proper manager for CSX and the share holders this 
should be priority to managers. After all they are salaried employees
and are on duty 24/7.

Name: Bonuses
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 29 July 2019

Remember union members, these managers need there bonuses. Because lots
gave up there families to be loyal to the CSX regime. Alimony and child
support adds up, with good bonuses these managers that went threw or are
going threw a divorce might not have to live in there cars no more. The
sacrifices these managers make, shows Foote that brainwashing does
work. I would tiptoe around these managers,because sooner or later one
is going to go postal. CSX should just put ATCO trailers with bunk beds
,hot plate and portable potty on the csx property next to office they
work out of. This way they never have to leave the property. Again
showing there loyalty, to Foote.

Name: Cleveland
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 29 July 2019

Part of it is there are bunch of asshole primodonnas' in Buffalo. A lot
of those guys think their shit doesn't stink. 

Thanks for the pools pal. Keep marking off Fmla Ay/Be

Name: Teamsters busy
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 29 July 2019

http://teamsters.ca/en/blog/2018/04/19/cp-rail-the-aggressor-not-the-victim/

Name: Getting jobs back
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 28 July 2019

The guy that got fired for pissing outside is almost guaranteed to get
his job back, they did same at cn cp they both got there jobs back.
Arbitrator found it ridiculous that they where fired. Those guys are on
paid vacation. Pulled out for turning his head heís getting back to. All
these type of cases have been won already. Management trying to bully
employees thatís all they have to try and hurt employees. Next week
they will be short of staff and wondering why. Itís all a game a losing
game for csx, CSX will bite its nose off to spite its face. Are the
windows sealed in the yard offices because soon these mother fucker
managers will be jumping out of them. You have to love that Karma

Name: Tactic
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 28 July 2019

I retired from CP last year had Hh as ceo four years of my career. This
guy that posted about no one sticking together and trying to out do
each other. I seen this behaviour at cp it was exactly like this guy
posted. Foote was trained by Hh at cn and cp.He is doing the same thing
at CSX. Like I said also Foote wants his managers to eat there own, heís
done good job so far. Union employees watch the gong show. There is lots
more to come as long as Foote is ceo. That is why we won our grievances
at cn and cp all the arbitrators seen right threw what the company was
doing to employees. 87% success winning grievances. Put them in it not
to late.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 28 July 2019

ive heard that in buffalo trainmasters are writing up everybody they
can. I hear someone briefly turned his head during a shove move was
taken out of service on the spot. then this one is unbelievable, they
fired someone for taking a piss outside in the class yard. WHAT THE
FUCK is that all about? so be careful in buffalo, be rule compliant
don't give them the satisfaction.

Name: ex union rep
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years
Posted: 28 July 2019

ALL Train and Engine employees


You  people need to use your heads and think outside of the box. If you
have absolutely no management experience or you were never a union rep
then it might be real hard for you to grasp what is happening.
Let me tell you a little something about some old school union
training. When management would get out of control and the members were
losing their control it was our duty to come in and create whatever
distraction we needed to keep the managers busy and their minds off of
the employees. This gave us time to have meetings and discuss plans of
attack while we were working. Sounds like war? Well it was. Now lets
take a look at what's happening in your terminals. It sounds like Avon
yard is what we call the brewing ground or the hot spot.  One poster
stated that the Tm or what you call supervisors were backstabbing each
other and talking about each other. Now all of you need to ask yourself
why are they doing this to each other. What do they have to gain by
fighting with each other and back stabbing? Has the powers in
Jacksonville created a system where who ever can be the biggest jackass
gets to keep his job position at that particular terminal? DO they
promise promotions to who can do the best job the quickest and who is
the most loyal at their demands? Maybe the biggest snitch gets to keep
his job?  Someone higher up is creating an atmosphere that encourages
the supervisors to work against each other instead of with each other.
These guys are very smart. They know exactly what they are doing and
why. It is because they are scared stiff and they know if all the
supervisors in the terminals would suddenly decide to work together as
a team and take control of their working conditions and how things were
done and do it their way they would lose control over their little
drones. If all the supervisors told the powers in Jacksonville that
they are going to start doing things their way and the terminals belong
to them and are run by them the Jacksonville white collars would lose
their minds because they know they have lost control.  The supervisors
are being played and used. Having them brainwashed believing that they
always have to outshine each other makes super competitive managers.
They are counting on one of them always trying to "One up" another
one. It keeps them from becoming complacent. It keeps them from teaming
together and standing as one against management.
There are a lot of railroaders out there with over blown and over
inflated egos who think they know more about railroading then what they
really do. They think they know what goes on behind the scenes when in
fact they don't know squat. I keep reading where you think
trainmasters aren't needed. The ones who say this are just showing
their ignorance. They are morons who wouldn't have a clue what to do
if they were sat down in the seat and told to run the yard, classify
the trains, find the power, schedule local trains, deal with
derailments and broken rail and all the other paperwork that goes on
with the job. These are the idiots who wont put in claims or stick
together. These are the know it all's!  If the supervisors were to
stick together and say the hell with it, we aren't coming to work this
week you can bet your bottom dollar there would be a melt down in the
terminal until they fly people in and get them in the seats.
You people take to much of what happens as a personal attack. No one is
being personally attacked. Everyone is being attacked. Who do you think
is creating this atmosphere. When supervisors are being brainwashed and
manipulated into attacking each other it naturally ends up coming back
on the employees. The previous poster was right. Your problems are
coming from higher up than your terminal supervisors. Your unions are
not playing the right ball game.

Name: To xym 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 28 July 2019

Hey fool xym a grievance is submitted when there is a violation of the
collective agreement. And it goes threw several steps up to
arbitration. As far as trump Obama, Obama sat on his hands did nothing
but spend your money. Trump got off his ass getting things done, I used
as example. A personal complaint against someone is a total different
matter than a grievance. You sound like you barked out orders and it
got to hot in the kitchen for you. See karma does work, can you figure
that one out!

Name: Karma
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 28 July 2019

Contractor 1-10  There is no big announcement on 8-2-19 You tried this a
couple of weeks back and only nobody believed it then and nobody
believes it now. Go start your gossip somewhere else.


Train Master/Supervisor. I'm sure your'e not really a T.M. but if you
are, go Fuck yourself. If this company treated it's employees better,
most of us would take pride in our job again and try to do a good job.
I had P.L. days scheduled for the 4th of July weekend as my elderly
mother was flying in to see me and my family.  Well, due to a manpower
shortage created by Greedy CSX Upper Management, my P.L. days were
removed by CMC and I got to see my mom for 1 day instead of 4 like i
had planned. Kinda hard to have the Teamwork attitude working for CSX.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: CSX Contractor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 28 July 2019

Big announcement 8-2-19 . This one will shock everybody !

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 28 July 2019

If 80 % of t@e employess would concentrate on doing a good job instead
of everything else under the sun....it would be so much better for
everyone involved.

Name: xym
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 28 July 2019

Submissive

Your just a poser.  How do I know? Because your were half way
believable until you jumped on the Trump Obama crap. what have they got
to do with putting in claims.  Not a damn thing. And no, they aren't
called grievances, they are called claims. You poser moles always post
something to start a new argument over a subject that no one was even
talking about!

You got tm who are backstabbing and fighting like little girls and YM
who get on face book and dog other crafts. You got a YM at Avon who is
rumored to have taken a video on his phone of a conductor tying
handbrakes from the ground and showing it to the supervisors. Someone
better tell him to pack his bags because using your personal phone in
an office environment for unofficial business is a violation and using
his video recorder is even worse. There are strict rules on the use of
cameras and recorders. Avon cant keep supervisors and Jacksonville is
harassing the hell out of those who are still there. All of this crap
is rolling down hill on the crews. We got stressed out supervisors who
just don't have the balls to tell the Foote regime to kiss their
stinking asses! Something has to give. Now we got the power house
reduced and less people getting what power we have ready. Several
supervisors as well a fuel mechanics have said it is like pulling teeth
getting supplies and parts to fix anything. Now that they are making up
bogus power ratings for the motors its going to get even worse. 
Locomotives can only take so much abuse before they just break down or
blow the Hell up!  Don't try to tell me or anyone else that you got an
engine coming out of Avon yard that can pull 12,500 tons by itself on
any of our territory. Maybe it might be able to move it at 5 mph on
flat ground but I would have to see that to believe it.  This shit is
starting to stink real bad out here and it is all coming from the
offices in Jacksonville. You people want to blame anyone for what is
happening that's who you need to point your fingers out. You got
enough stock to attend shareholders meetings then get a ticket and go
attend one. when they send the ballots out to vote you get these people
out of here. They are starting to break the backs of everyone. I'm just
waiting for a TM to come in and take someone out. It has happened all
over this country and the railroad is not exempt. Next time a TM tells
you to do something that violates the agreement you ask him why, If he
tells you because I told you to that's why, you make sure you tell him
to rethink that answer because when you file your claim your also going
to file ethics charges for him being hostile. Get him to tell you why
he cant find a better solution. Let him spill the beans who is
breathing down his neck and when he does you make sure when you create
a claim you make sure you put in the comments who was harassing him!
Its about time we starting doing what's right and go after the real
people who are creating this entire nightmare! 

Last conversation I heard between a trainmaster and a yard guy was...
"Man, we just have to get this done. I don't have anyone else to come
in and work. We are out of people. Its not my fault we have manpower
shortages. I didn't lay people off. I know your not the one who is
supposed to stay over but I need someone now. If we don't get this
done they are going to be calling me and ripping my ass all night." 
This is the crap we are dealing with. This is why there is so much
stress out here. Its JACKSONVILLE!

Name: Paid service by union
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 28 July 2019

Remember union employees, you pay the wages of the union reps. The
grievance system you pay for out of you dues. And when a file of
grievances go to arbitration you pay for that also. A rep that is voted
into a position can be voted out. An appointed rep. Well your stuck with
them. Everything the union does they work for you. In solidarity you run
 the show, but guys are not sticking together anymore and the company
knows this, that is why they push the envelope so much now. There is no
resistance to there unethical ways.  So use the tools with the system
you pay for. Thatís all you have to work with. And if the company owes
you money there are other ways to get it back. But with this regime
they donít care about the future of CSX, they are there for fast cash
grab.

Name: Grievances
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 28 July 2019

When I was rep. I never canvassed members to see if they had a
grievance, almost impossible. I dealt with grievances that came to my
desk, and if I could not settle a grievance it went to the national. If
there was a situation that I knew affected all members I would put in a
group grievance. Itís one of the only ways to fight back and be made
whole. If you canít be bothered filling out a grievance, then just go
about you business and live with it.

Name: Old head
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 28 July 2019

Batten down the hatches boys. Its gonna get alot worse.

Name: RE:Submissive
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 28 July 2019

Well donít you think the union should be encouraging grievances? I
havenít heard one union rep talk about grievances in a long time.

Name: Submissive 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 28 July 2019

Ya the more employee submit to the treatment from this regime the more ,
they are going to throw at you. Fact And not putting a grievance in when
they violate the collective agreement, they just do more of the same.
And all the money they save on gloves and ppe. That money goes to
bonuses, to the guys that dreamed up how to intimidate you, and
employees show no resistance to treatment. If you guys would of put
grievance from day one, they would of had thousands of grievances to 
deal with. And would of had to payout lots $$$$$. cp won 87% of all
grievances. And the posts on here that say donít bother with
grievances, is most likely management. I like money thatís why I
submitted grievances every time. It was nice when my bank account was
credited  money. You have to have that fighting spirit boy. Sitting
back and whining get you no where in life. Trump got his wall by being
persistent, and not sitting on his hands like Obama did. Obama spent
more money in eight years than all other presidents did combined. And
you are all paying for it now.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 28 July 2019

Oh my. Nothing wrong with enjoying the job however itís all the bull
crap they put people through if they arenít trying to lay you off
furlough or fire you or cut another job off or take more and more away
and not treat people like a prison number it would be so bad. There is
no job security anymore. It shows the new conductor only had a year or
less so he would have known how much they cut or continue to cut or
take. Itís all about cut scalp sell what ever it takes give it time it
will get him too. Not to mention all the claims that get denied and
cheated pay. If they would just pay you right an honest days pay for an
honest days worked. Instead itís almost like what else can we do to make
these guys miserable and not pay claims. What else can they take away
boots, family day, personal business, raise health insurance cost, no
more thanks awards, no more cookouts, no more safety jackets/backpacks.
We are no longer an asset but an expense. How can a guy have better
seniority when you hired in then you do now with all the cuts. Letís
double triple trains up lay-off more people run off more business then
set around to see what else they can sale or scrap or do away with. How
about trying to get a pair of work gloves they now keep all the supplies
locked up so you have to try and by your own or go several days till you
can hunt a trainmaster down to get you some supplies. The less they give
out the less they have to spend. How about brake sticks letís do away
with those however if you have to knock a brake off a (too-gon) Carr
then you just about need fall protection to get that high to get it
off. Always something with this place never a dull moment

Name: Watching waiting
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 28 July 2019

I hate all Trainmasters because that are the true trouble makers. They
get this lowest management position and their ego skyrockets. Iíve seen
Trainmasters that went from a CSX janitor to a Tranmaster. Donít tell us
that it takes a lot of education or experience to do that job.
Trainmasters are the lowest form of management, but they want you to
think that they are equivalent to the CEO. SCREW ALL EGO DRIVEN
TRAINMASTERS.  


The following statement had to be from a TM suck.









Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 28 July 2019

I enjoy my job. Working t&e service for CSX is a privilege. Those of
you
who can't take a little heat should just get out of the kitchen. With
all of your qualifications you can surely find a top flight job in the
janitorial or food service industry.

Name: Futurama  railroader
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 28 July 2019

If you enjoy your T&E job so much you must have been in the food server
or janitorial industry yourself...

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 28 July 2019

I enjoy my job. Working t&e service for CSX is a privilege. Those of you
who can't take a little heat should just get out of the kitchen. With
all of your qualifications you can surely find a top flight job in the
janitorial or food service industry.

Name: Rumours
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 28 July 2019

Yeah yeah big rumour in willard bla bla bla once upon a time I worked in
willard then satan hunter came and now I dont because apparently willard
not worthy of running trains except when they have nobody else fuck this
place I fuckin hate it so miserable fuck hunter fuck foote heartless
mother fuckers foote will get his walking papers because hes a hunter
wanna never gonna be pos

Name: Willard rumour
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 28 July 2019

Ya heard a couple of managers , that where obese where told to lose
wait. And they seen there dicks for the first time in years. They where
caught playing with there new toy and warned. That next time they are
caught there fired. Employees have reported these guys spend a lot of
time in the bathroom. Willeys in Willard!

Name: New Guy
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 27 July 2019

Iím not a fan of anyone on the RR. It was just obvious that the asshats
in tower 2 thought they were all going to get a promotion with him
gone. To watch how the cookie crumbled was spectacular. These guys
couldnít make their plan work for themselves, and yet they expect to
excel in this business.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 27 July 2019

To Avon Trainmasters \ Conductor, for less than 1 year:

Must be a Roselli fan. Many & most that knew anything at all of that
person were & are not.

Name: Eat there own
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 27 July 2019

To all unionized employees sit back and watch management eat there own.
Hh did this at cp cn got management competing against eat other. Then
some of these managers that feel fucked over complain to union guys
about there problems, how bad there treated. Foote is using the same
tactic, sit back guys and watch some of these managers go insane. I
seen few end up in the mental ward at hospital. Old boys club long
gone, now itís manager eat manager I fucking love it. Karma karma

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 27 July 2019

Damn whatís going on at Avon now??

Name: To Avon Trainmasters
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 27 July 2019

You incompetent turds. I know you are all seeing how stupid you are. You
conspired against Roselli. Seguins had Ryan Hayes and Alan Hall
believing that with Roselli gone, Seguins would become Superintendent,
Hall would be Assistant, and Hayes would be senior TM- we all saw it. 

I guess you forgot about the fact that these hoeís ainít loyal.
Seguinís and Hall are gone, now you have to deal with a Superintendent
that makes stupid decisions and treats you like the little bitches you
are. 

Ryan Hayes give it up- they donít want you in their club.
Josh Shorter give it up- you are ruining your family for no reason.
Ricky give it up- your fake alpha male approach doesnít scare anyone.
Your actions are writing checks to each employee that you have a panic
attack on. Give it up! Buy a box of tampons and come back to the craft.

Randy- give it up. Go work for Hulcher.
Chase-give it up, no one is gonna promote you. You canít keep your
mouth closed when you arenít talking and it is absolutely disgusting.
Come back to the craft.

Cant wait for the next derailment which should probably happen sometime
this week if not today. Idiots.

Name: To William Blanchetti
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 27 July 2019

I too have been here for less than a year and already I can tell how
screwed up this place is.

Thanks for your letter. There is no teamwork. When I come in, I pull
cars at my pace, I walk slower than I usually do, and I donít let these
idiot Avon trainmasters intimidate me. 

Your dwell time is down only because you shuffle the cars out of the
yard to another yard and then they are back to being humped again at
Avon. Yardmasters hide cars, when I place a car in a yard on a clear
track but the system says there are 27 cars sitting there I have the
proof of the incompetence of your administration. 

Keep up with the scams and lies and Iíll keep working at a pace that
works for me. As for placing cars at every customer, good luck with
that too. After Iím done screwing up the placements at an industry
which isnít playing for inter-plant switching- Iím gonna get on the
engine and take a nice long lunch. I could care less about your 12 hour
on duty restriction, you are gonna pay me for all of it. 

This might be your division but itís only gonna move as fast as this
unmotivated employee that has learned how to play the game as you do.
Your idiot trainmasters are gonna learn real quick, and just at the
moment they do, you will probably be moved from your current position.


I hope it all works out for you though.

Name: conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 27 July 2019

csx

Been hired by this outfit less than a year and I can't believe how
many old heads were right. Just one big WTF after another. As for the
postings on here that are blah blah politics, rumors and just stupid
gossip with no proof or substance, they are a good example of the
idiots this company hires. I chose the job. It didn't choose me. I'm
above this kind of crap but I wanted a shot at doing something totally
different. Retirement sounded good. Working outside is my thing. What I
wasn't interested in is working for a 3 ring circus with a bunch of
gossip hens and blow hards who contribute nothing to improving the job
or ball less wonders who boo hoo hoo and won't support each other.
Running around other brothers, bumping first out and laying off, FMLA
every weekend, union reps off every holiday, bogus observation testing,
verbal abuse, managers who don't know the rules or agreements, back
stabbing and the list goes on. I've never been a quitter but one year
of this is all I'm investing and I'm moving on
to a job with some respect and run by people with a real plan and
predictable future.  The only thing predictable about this job is it's
 going to be a joke every time you answer the phone! The stock isn't
worth it and the time lost with family and friends isn't worth selling
your soul and dignity for the pay check. 30 years of this and I'de be
nuts if I didnt blow my brains out. 
Run new hires. Run as fast as you can. There is a better life out
there. money is the root of all evil. Your getting it from Satan's
helper.

Name: Shortlines
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 27 July 2019

One rumour is replacing short lines with trucks because much cheaper,
and more versatired with trucks!

Name: Shortline
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 27 July 2019

What was the big 7-26 announcement? I must have missed it. Is CSX still
around to suck or have they finally imploded? Are the featherbeders
still employed or are you shortliners now? Do tell!

Name: Me 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 26 July 2019

For the love of God CSX, would you please stop this TEAM Bullshit. Just
received a letter from Will Blanchetti today talking about the last
quarters performance. Do these idiots really think there is any kind of
team spirit out here? Maybe on the top floor of the Ivory tower and a
hand full of DumbFuck Foamers believe this Crap.  When CSX treats it's
employees like used tampons and they want us to be Team players, they
can go Fu.. themselves.

Name: Futurama Railroader
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 26 July 2019

And remember to vote
"TRUMP 2020"
down with the Socialist and every one of them that calls me a racist
based on my skin color when they're actually the racist
Just like at work when people complain and you tell him if you don't
like it quit what's wrong with telling someone if they don't like it
go back where you came from?

Name: Marine
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 26 July 2019

Socialism and communism are the same thing in a different wrapper. F
that st*t. I'm keeping my guns.

Name: Hh intimidation
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 26 July 2019

Funny before Hh came to CP everyone got along. After the management
drank Hh kool aid management would look at everyone with the angry
face. So we did it back to them,till it got to the point they would ask
are you mad at me. Would just not answer, it gave them a complex. Lol
CSX same tactics by management. Trust me when this regime leaves
management will want to be buds again. Not!

Name: Rumours 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 30+ years
Posted: 26 July 2019

Iíve posted on here that you should not listen to rumours on this site
or at work. We use to start rumours in the locker room, and then sit
back and see how far they would go. Sometimes right across the rr
system, and of course it was really blown out of proportion after a few
days. The rr is gossip paradise always has been, when you see it happen
then you know itís factual. Until then donít waste your time listening
to all the nonsense.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 26 July 2019

Fuck socialists and socialism.  If I'm down to my interests being
defended by supporters of ideas that killed millions, then I don't
care to be defended.  Fuck the unions, fuck the government, and fuck
csx.

Name: Railroad workers United 
E-mail: Info@railroadworkersunited.org
Employed as: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 26 July 2019

RAILROAD WORKERS UNITED check us on www.RailroadWorkersUnited.com or
email us at info@Railroadworkersunited.org

https://youtu.be/hjAOmyYVevU


Who is Railroad Workers United?

We are a diverse group of railroad workers, family members and retirees
from throughout North America. We have members from all the rail crafts
and all of the railroad unions. RWU also allows for "Solidarity
Members" from different walks of life - mostly in rail related
industries - who support our efforts.
 

RWU membership is open to all railroad workers, who are not managers or
supervisory personnel,  in North America- - Canada, the US and Mexico

RWU Steering Committee

The Railroad Workers United International Steering Committee (ISC) has
evolved into a diverse group of railroad workers from coast to coast.
The Steering Committee has included lots of engineers and trainmen from
the U.S., but also a trainman/engineer from Canada; a contract
locomotive servicing worker from Chicago; a conductor from a non-union
railroad in Wisconsin; a hostler/laborer from Chicago; a track worker
from Ohio; electrician from California and Virginia;  machinists from
New York and Kansas City; car knockers from Chicago, Indiana, and
Georgia, an electrician from Kansas City, and a signalman from
Florida.

Seniority among the current group ranges from 5 to 30 years. Crafts
represented include: engineer, conductor, switchman, machinist,
electrician and signal maintainer. Over the years, the ranks of the ISC
has been drawn from fellow workers from the following unions:
Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers & Trainmen (BLET); Brotherhood of
Maintenance of Way Employees Division (BMWED); Industrial Workers of
the World (IWW); International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers
(IBEW); International Association of Machinists (IAM); National
Conference of Firemen & Oilers (NCFO); SMART (formerly the United
Transportation Union - UTU); Teamster Canada Rail Conference (TCRC);
and the Transportation Communications Union (TCU).

Members on the current Steering Committee work for a number of rail
carriers including: Amtrak (AMTK), Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF),
Canadian National (CN), CSX, Norfolk Southern (NS), and Union Pacific
(UP), and KEOLIS  The ISC members and the Trustees are drawn from
eleven states/provinces: Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Iowa,
Massachusetts, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New York, Ontario, and
Wisconsin.

Name: (RWU) Railroad Workers United
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 26 July 2019

If you want to belong to a professional organization Who gets involved
or you want your voice to be heard on some strong issues Raikroad
workers United gets it done I urge anyone who is interested let your
voice be heard get involved. Itís 50.00 per year which is basic free
with all the stuff they send you. Itís one of the finest organizations
around. 

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Name: H.R 1748 Safe Freight Act
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 26 July 2019

PROTECT YOUR JOB!!!! LET YOUR VOICE BE HEARD!!!!! TAKE A
STAND!!!!!!!GET
THE WORD OUT!!!!! THIS IS FOR ALL RAILROADERS RETIREES EVEN THE
GENERAL
PUBLIC!!! THIS EFFECTS US ALL!!!!!
1. Go to SMART-UNION.org/td 
Click on the Red button support two person crews on the right side of
division home page. 
2.  Enter contact info ( this is needed to direct the email to your
member of congress. 
3. Click Send. The pre-drafted message will be sent directly to your
member of congress. 
4. This effects railroad retirement, retired railroaders currency
railroaders thereís even a spot for the general public to make there
voice be heard. Please take action there is 175,000 conductors and
59,000 engineers that need this support not to mention public safety
at
risk. 
SUPPORT YOUR TWO PERSON CREW BILL. TAKE ACTION TODAY!!! We all have
seen the FRA drop the ball on the two person crew bill it was a slap
the face. Stand up get the word out to everyone you know. This affects
all of us. Donít go down without a fight. Letís stick together a beat
this. It starts with you!!! We have all seen what this company has
done. Letís get it done and protect our jobs for future railroaders
and
protect our railroad retirement too. Letís get the job done and make
it
happen also letís protect public safety. Also if you havenít seen the
video I strongly urge you to watch it on YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JGF4wgQolJ4&feature=share. Great video
and worth watching how members of congress do there job. Please do
your
part to protect the jobs keep the great American railroad going
strong.
Join Railroad Workers United worth every penny

Protect the TWO MAN CREW BILL (HR 1748 Safe Freight Act) Itís about
public safety and jobs. 
2. Go to SMART-UNION.org/td 
Click on the Red button. 
2.  Enter contact info 
3. Click Send. 

Brothers of both unions

You have all got this wrong when it come to 2 man crew verses one man
crew when all you do is worry about losing jobs.  Its common sense
thousands of railroad workers will lose their jobs if all the
railroads
are allowed to go to 1 man crews. That's an issue you need to take up
with TRUMP!  He claims he is creating jobs then let him do something
about people keeping the ones they have!
This is about safety. This is about saving lives. Not just crew lives
but the American people as well. CSX preaches safety every single day.
Its in their rule books and in their advertising. Its 24 hour a day
safety...safety....safety. Well let them put their money where their
mouths are. Pay for safety. Keep 2 men in the cab.
The public has no idea what we deal with. Tell your neighbors about
how
many cars we hit and people are killed every year when they are hit by
trains. Explain to them how the engineer is in the cab calling the
dispatcher and getting 911 called. He is taking care of anything that
may be wrong with the locomotive. He stays with the train. Tell them
how the conductor gets down and rushes to the vehicle to see if he can
possibly save a life. Maybe a baby is in the car and needs to be
helped
or maybe the parents can be removed and need CPR. Maybe he can comfort
someone who is dying or in shock or screaming because they are
severely
injured . Tell them about how we hit live stock and large deer. Tell
them how people love to put junk on the tracks. Shopping carts,
bicycles, steel barrows, wheelchairs and even abandoned cars. Tell
them
about how many trees we hit a year and do extensive damage to the
locomotive. The engineer stays with the locomotives and assess the
damage and does what is necessary to radio dispatchers for help while
the conductors gets down and removes debris and check the rest of the
train for any damage or signs of derailment. Tell them about the
territory that is in the middle of TIM BUCK TWO!  The places where no
one can get to you fast unless you have a helicopter. How will they go
bathroom now without two people to keep the train going down the tracks
unless they have to stop not blocking crossings or take lunch. Tell them
how radios don't always work in remote locations. Telemetry drops out
and communication is lost. How many times does a conductor have to go
back
and trouble shoot another unit after alarms are going off. The
engineer
keeps the train rolling the best he can while the conductor checks the
computers and checks to see if it is loading. Tell them about the
blind
curves that only one crew member can see around when your approaching
public crossings or trees that block signals so that only one crew
member can see them until you get the train right on top of them. Tell
them about wash outs from floods, and heat warped rail and fog so
thick
you cant see a foot in front of you. SO WHAT IF YOU GOT PTC!!  PTC
does
not tell you if a car in stopped on the tracks or a tree is across it
or a person is walking in the tracks or there is 5 inches of water
over
the rail! Tell them how crew members have been attacked and some have
even been killed by gang thugs and trespassers. A single man has no
chance in hell in  these situations. It is better to have someone else
with you to keep watch when working in bad areas and ghetto rail
yards.
The list goes on and on. Tell them how the company took away the right
of the crew members to take a power nap. One crew member is supposed
to
call stopped every 15 minutes while they are waiting on line of road.
As
long as someone is awake and doing this and paying attention there is
no
reason on god green earth while a tired crew member cant take a 20
minute power nap. Tell them how crews are run into the ground and some
are called out every 10 hours around the clock. They work all hours of
the day and night and most have no weekends off. The company wont even
let them have a power nap. What is going to happen when there is only
1
man on the train by himself and he is just plain worn out or is sick
and
afraid to take a day off because of the companies new attendance
policy
which is just absolutely insane. People come to work sick all the
time.
Vomiting, diarrhea, fevers and the flu doesn't stop them because they
are in fear of losing their jobs. How is a sick man who is all by
himself going to be able to make a full run safely and without risking
his life or the publics when he doesn't have his other crew member to
help keep him alert. The engineer has many roles and duties as well as
the conductor. There are times when something happens that it is a
must
for an engineer to be on board and ready to take instructions while
the
conductor handles the rest of the responsibilities.  There are so many
things that go into railroading and running trains that the public
doesn't know a thing about. 
THIS ONE MAN CREW IDEA IS THE MOST UNSAFE AND IRRESPONSIBLE IDEA that
has ever been brought forward in the history of the railroad industry.

And for what? To save a damn dollar. To line someone's pockets. To
make
someone rich. Who care who gets killed. Who care about the destruction
to family lives. I don't know about you but I sure the hell do and so
should every person in America!

Name: Railroader 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 26 July 2019

JULY 26th 2019 BIG NEWS MAJOR NEWS. Well here again Iíve been hearing
these rumors for years just about every July someone starts the BIG
NEWS RUMORS and nothing ever seems to happen they heard it from a guy
that heard it from someone he knew that told his sisters brothers
cousin crap. All I know is Taco Bell is selling French fries Burger
King is selling Tacos and now KFC is selling KFC Cheeto Sandwich.
Someone needs to lay-off the marijuana. Donít know why they wanna tell
rumors when they donít have facts

Name: Keep posting
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 30+ years
Posted: 26 July 2019

Keep posting the day in the life of a rr. When you start on the rr they
teach you how to do the job, all departments. Then once you get out in
the field managers encourage you to take short cuts and forget doing
things by the book as you where trained. Then if you follow what they
want you to do, and it goes wrong they hang the wage slave. But the
whole time all the manager cares about is on time and bonuses, not
safety or due diligence. Keep posting the average public and maybe
politicians with a conscience will, be reading this also. And the
people that post on here saying your wasting your time putting in
grievances etc. Are management not one of the employees in the field,
management are scared if something comes back on them because they
could end up in prison. This industry is not a joke you have to be on
the ball or you and the public could die. Stand up for safety and human
life, your family wants you back home, donít take the heat for these
managers when it goes wrong. When they intimidate you to take short
cuts and you do they know they can put the blame all on you thatís why
they do it.

Name: Blacksmith 
E-mail: John Conley
Employed as: Car repair, for 30+ years
Posted: 26 July 2019

This aint my 1st rodeo...this aint the first time this ole cowboy been
rode...this my first Dog and pony show...this aint my 1st rodeoooo

Name: brother
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 25 July 2019

LOCO

You couldn't be more right when it comes to crazy bogus info.  I just
had a trip to the afht terminal with 2 motors that they had rated to
pull 23,000 tons. Are these idiots just nuts.  We had just over 16,000
tons and averaged 25 mph up most of the low grades. Flat ground level
ran about 45 average and the only time we did good track speed was down
hill.  Everyone knows this is just a numbers game so they can reduce the
amount of motors assigned to the train. They don't give a crap about
track speed and frankly I don't either.  They got me for 12 hours.
That's all they are getting out of me. If I cant make the whole trip
in 12 hours that's on them. The biggest joke of all is how much fuel
these things are using to move heavy and long freight like this.  I
have been stuck with DP that is just as bad. Give you 2 units that run
like a pony. Hey, as long as a wheel turns and we move who gives a
crap.  I sure don't because at the end of the day I get a pay check
every 2 weeks and Im not the one who has to make up numbers and hide
the truth from the board of directors!

CHOO...CHOO....CHOO....just truckin along like a rolling stone!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 25 July 2019

Been posted numerous times -- write up/turn in/submit things.
Paper trails work - substantiation with documentation is a great tool.
Sure, many fear the co.  85% plus, even more of the time = safe.

Name: Knuckle heads
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years
Posted: 25 July 2019

I had a supervisor that was a little drunk. He was a car forman,promoted
to loco forman. He new people in the ivory tower that is how he got the
job and they transferred him to new shop to try and hide his drinking
fuck ups. We had a train leaving the yard , hogger stopped  his train
across from shop track and told this forman he had wheel slip
indication  on third unit sd40 He wanted me to go look at it, I
declined because we could not work that track without blue flag
protection. So this moron went to the third unit smashed the sensor of
with a sledge hammer. The indication light went out every one was
happy. Train proceeded and got nailed by by the next scanner nice
skids. This forman was dangerous but the workers would avoid him. And
he made it to retirement somehow.

Name: Yard Goat
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 25 July 2019

https://www.fhwa.dot.gov/cfo/1503creport.cfm

Here's the paper trail of $1.2 BILLION in crossing safety funds for
2013-2017. Problem is it is one big clusterfuck mostly under VARIOUS.
Search (magnifying glass) railroad---CSX etc. Keyboard left and right
arrows. Might have to adjust settings for the search.

Name: Pay scale
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years
Posted: 25 July 2019

One rule I always had for myself, on the rr if I was told to do
something by manager I just did it. Knowing that the manager was 100%
in the wrong I did not correct or argue with them. My reasoning was pay
scale, they promoted and payed these people big money to make decisions,
and when the shit hit the fan it was all on them. Bosses have said but
you know better, I would reply I did not want charge of
insubordination. They would put there head down walk away and figure
out how to cover for there manager friend. And Iíve seen some really
stupid moves by these not so smart managers that they never live down.
I was not payed to make big decisions as a wage slave, and it is
amazing how many do and stick there necks out.

Name: Phones
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 24 July 2019

Always said leave the phones at home, CSX is the brains jump in and go
if you stall out call on radio and tell them your tits up. Play stupid
why help these pricks they donít want your two cents. Let them figure
it out!

Name: loco
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 24 July 2019

engineer. 

ARE YOU FRICKIN KIDDING ME!  If you work on the greatlakes division you
can't even get an approved power rating chart. We have been given so
much bull crap info and run around that's it's not even laughable
anymore. The info in the crew web system is wrong and the engine house
people can't even decide what to use. We have TM who are arguing with
the power desk on the damn ratings. They claim there is 2 different
programs to look up the info and they don't match. Anyone who has been
an engineer any length of time knows that we don't have one single unit
that can pull 14,500 tons by itself on the St. Louis line but according
to their charts we do.  It's just one big joke with this outfit.
So I called down to Jacksonville and talked to the head supervisor of
the power desk and he said......IT'S NOT YOUR JOB TO BUILD THE POWER
FOR YOUR TRAINS. YOUR YARDMASTER,TM AND ENGINE HOUSE SUPERVISOR IS
SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR THAT. IF YOU ARE ASKED IF YOU THINK YOU HAVE
SUFFICIENT POWER DURING YOUR JOB BRIEFING YOU TELL THEM IT WAS PROVIDED
BY YOUR ENGINE HOUSE OR IT IS WHAT YOUR SUPERVISOR GAVE YOU.
This crap is not the engineers responsibility. If you have to get a
train together in line of road and you aren't sure you call mechanical
or call your terminal engine house and confirm the horsepower. If you
don't have your phone then ask the dispatcher to get you an answer. 
Again, it is not the responsibility of the engineer to pick his power
to use. You take what you are given and if it doesn't work out it
falls on the supervisors!

Name: engineer 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 24 July 2019

engineer brothers 

can anyone explain why in the hell they would put a system NOTICE out
on a new rule reducing the tonnage ratings for power that a traction
motor is cut out on? Why isnt it in the air brake or equipment
handling. They know no one reads notices half the time. This info is
more important to an enginner than just notice material. It's the
little stuff like this that adds up to the mess we have across the
sysyem. I hope I'm the first one who has to tell the dispatcher I need
another engine in route because I lost a traction motor and now I'm
under rated by the rules of a new notice. Should be interesting!

Name: Contract
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 24 July 2019

When there is a paper trail of unethical conduct by the employer
CSX,when it comes contract time CSX canít say we bargain in good 
faith. And if safety hazard reports are submitted , and ignored. Then
when something happens CSX canít play stupid and say itís the first we
new about safety problems. That is why it is so important to have a
paper trail. That is why CSX puts on your personal file any little
thing they can get on an employee. It makes it that much easier to make
a case to fire you. When that widow and her child made that video of the
loss of her rr husband because of laxed safety rules it was very
affective of educating the public. CSX hates negative publicity on the
way they neglect employees and are laxed on safety. This not only
exposes the dangerous conditions for employees but also the danger the
public could be subjected to. Paper trails are important as evidence ,
of the corruption of this company and the way it puts the almighty
dollar ahead of safety and employee working conditions.

Name: H.R 1748
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 24 July 2019

PROTECT YOUR JOB!!!! LET YOUR VOICE BE HEARD!!!!! TAKE A
STAND!!!!!!!GET
THE WORD OUT!!!!! THIS IS FOR ALL RAILROADERS RETIREES EVEN THE
GENERAL
PUBLIC!!! THIS EFFECTS US ALL!!!!!
1. Go to SMART-UNION.org/td 
Click on the Red button support two person crews on the right side of
division home page. 
2.  Enter contact info ( this is needed to direct the email to your
member of congress. 
3. Click Send. The pre-drafted message will be sent directly to your
member of congress. 
4. This effects railroad retirement, retired railroaders currency
railroaders thereís even a spot for the general public to make there
voice be heard. Please take action there is 175,000 conductors and
59,000 engineers that need this support not to mention public safety
at
risk. 
SUPPORT YOUR TWO PERSON CREW BILL. TAKE ACTION TODAY!!! We all have
seen the FRA drop the ball on the two person crew bill it was a slap
the face. Stand up get the word out to everyone you know. This affects
all of us. Donít go down without a fight. Letís stick together a beat
this. It starts with you!!! We have all seen what this company has
done. Letís get it done and protect our jobs for future railroaders
and
protect our railroad retirement too. Letís get the job done and make
it
happen also letís protect public safety. Also if you havenít seen the
video I strongly urge you to watch it on YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JGF4wgQolJ4&feature=share. Great video
and worth watching how members of congress do there job. Please do
your
part to protect the jobs keep the great American railroad going strong.

Name: Grievances
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 24 July 2019

Every unionized employee at every terminal, has the right to put in
grievances if collective agreement is violated. Put in thousands and if
your local rep. Cannot deal with them and get them settled at a local
level. Then they are forwarded to the national rep. And the national
takes on the fight. Iím sure every unionized employee has been
violated, bury the pricks in grievances. and if CSX does not get the
message, keep putting in grievances. It cost CSX money and time and
manpower. When they get tired of answering to there, unethical ways.
And have to pay settlements then they will stop doing it, if they know
grievances will always be submitted. No manager wants there name on
these complaints, especially if itís the same manager over and over.
They will transfer or get rid of them. Fight fire with fire, and if
your to lazy to put in a grievance you deserve what you get. Use the
system and tools you have, it works.

Name: Justice
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 30+ years
Posted: 24 July 2019

With this regime itís all about intimidation and fear. I was pulled out
of service twice really for nothing,I think they wanted to show the
younger guys. That we will send  a senior loyal employee home, your
next.  First time they sent me home 30 days, second time they sent me
home 60 days.  The union got me back both times and everything was
removed from my personal file. I was paid for both times I was sent
home, and it was a nice break. When I told the forman  I was paid for
both times , he just about lost it because they ran short of staff. 90
day paid vacation priceless.

Name: Democracy
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 24 July 2019

If you wanted to find out why they are off and if they are being
compinsated. You can find out at next union meeting. And if they are
not doing there jobs as reps. Just vote them out. If everyone feels the
way you do then they are gone next union election.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 23 July 2019

The UTU and BLE are silent. Down here in savannah the guys in charge are
basically there so they can be off thatís about it. Text and call them
nothing just silence but always marked off on union business. Cutting
off all our jobs in savannah and not a dam response from either sorry
union. They donít respond but they sure take your dues out on time.
Making us pilot crews that are jobs were given to then when they go on
the law making the pilots bring train in. No second ticket just do it
or else. Where is the union locals thatís right marked off union
business hard at work on a Sunday. Yeah right!!!!

Name: Conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 23 July 2019

AMEN BROTHERS!!!

Follow the rules to the letter! Take your time and don't be rushed.
Document every thing you do. Get your hogger to write down what you do
also. If they come back on you make sure you can account for
everything. Write down how long it takes to get your power and why.
write down how long it takes to get paper work. Write down how long it
take them to get you across the yard for each move. Every track not
ready, every blue flag up. The time that is wasted setting out DP power
and how many track you have to handle to get it buried correctly. More
than 3 moves to build it put in your claims. Cover your ass with
documentation then SLOW DOWN!  That poster has it right. they are
hurting for man power. They cut their nose off to spite their own
faces. Set your watches with the dispatcher before you leave your crew
buildings. If they come after you their little black box and camera's
better match the times on YOUR WATCH!  Document everything by the
second!  The hell with this pony show. Follow the rules and document,
document, document! Pay us our due tickets and pay what is rightfully
ours. If not then you can just pay us overtime.

Name: Choices 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 20-30 years
Posted: 23 July 2019

Well I stuck it out was stressed etc, but money was in the bank all the
time. And I retired last year with nice pension. And guys I know that
quit got jobs but not the same pay or benefits. They have normal
working hours but not the income to spend. Life is about choices some
are good some are bad.

Name: Futurama Railroader
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 23 July 2019

I was there for 20 years you're full of s*** you ain't got nothing out
of them it ain't nobody else going to get nothing out of them I didn't
got nothing to do with being a quitter it's got to do with being
smarter
I wouldn't go back to work there for $100,000 a day

Name: To futurrama
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 30+ years
Posted: 23 July 2019

Iíve never just laid down in my life, there are Alfaís and beta. Sounds
like your a beta the union won my grievances and it paid off for me and
others. Put grievances in people it is the system you have to work with,
and support each other and your union donít cave like some scared kid.
The weak stay weak the strong never quit.

Name: Futurama Railroader
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 23 July 2019

To : brother. 
Stop feeding young bucks all the crap about Grievances and pay
claims..
It's a dog and pony show you ain't going to get a damn thing just
like when they screw you on your paycheck let me see  some of the
reasons future earnings incorrect miles claimed dead had not put in
Etc.
You guys are taking it long bone Style you can always talk about your
union what they're going to do and your Congressman and  one-man crew
Bill's to stop it but it's all coming and the railroads going to keep
screwing all of you guys until you just wash up one day leave and never
come back. get another job
Get your life back. Dont buy in to the" retirement scam" life is
short... enjoy it.
By the time you retire after they beat the s*** out of you for 30 plus
years you'll be lucky to live a couple

Name: Batory
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 23 July 2019

Batory is a dinosaur and ready for retirement, to not support two person
crew all of a sudden. He had his price to feather his nest in my
opinion. Anyone can clearly see that,he  speaks out of both sides of
his mouth. Hh and Foote had there way in Canada because goverment weak.
Foote is finding out that USA is not a cake walk and getting resistance
from USA goverment. Donít think he will be ceo much longer!

Name: Yard Goat
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 23 July 2019

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-07-23/csx-safety-lapses-blamed-for-2018-fatal-amtrak-collision-in-s-c

Foote kills!!!!

Name: Lynch bitch slap
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 23 July 2019

What a great video Mr head of fra just got bitch slapped in historic
fashion lmfao

Name: Lynch
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 23 July 2019

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R-r1IslSLRo&feature=share

Name: Not
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 30+ years
Posted: 23 July 2019

Poser. All crafts have to be AAR certified, no rr is going to go threw
expense to retrain so they can cross craft. You think your funny, but
you have no clue what you are talking about.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 23 July 2019

Watch link csx yard. Avoid these one man crews itís unsafe letís get the
word out keep it going. check out RAILROAD WORKERS UNITED. We have
passed Congress now we just need to get it passed through the senate.
We can get it done let our voices be heard and make it happen 
https://youtu.be/atfY4tiyMz8

PROTECT YOUR JOB!!!! LET YOUR VOICE BE HEARD!!!!! TAKE A
STAND!!!!!!!GET
THE WORD OUT!!!!! THIS IS FOR ALL RAILROADERS RETIREES EVEN THE
GENERAL
PUBLIC!!! THIS EFFECTS US ALL!!!!!
1. Go to SMART-UNION.org/td 
Click on the Red button support two person crews on the right side of
division home page. 
2.  Enter contact info ( this is needed to direct the email to your
member of congress. 
3. Click Send. The pre-drafted message will be sent directly to your
member of congress. 
4. This effects railroad retirement, retired railroaders currency
railroaders thereís even a spot for the general public to make there
voice be heard. Please take action there is 175,000 conductors and
59,000 engineers that need this support not to mention public safety
at
risk. 
SUPPORT YOUR TWO PERSON CREW BILL. TAKE ACTION TODAY!!! We all have
seen the FRA drop the ball on the two person crew bill it was a slap
the face. Stand up get the word out to everyone you know. This affects
all of us. Donít go down without a fight. Letís stick together a beat
this. It starts with you!!! We have all seen what this company has
done. Letís get it done and protect our jobs for future railroaders
and
protect our railroad retirement too. Letís get the job done and make
it
happen also letís protect public safety. Also if you havenít seen the
video I strongly urge you to watch it on YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JGF4wgQolJ4&feature=share. Great video
and worth watching how members of congress do there job. Please do
your
part to protect the jobs keep the great American railroad going strong.

Name: Anchor 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 23 July 2019

Yes the one poster is on the money, work close as you can to the rules.
Now that CSX has skeleton crews, CSX canít afford to cut many more
employees if any. Now CSX has created its own dilemma they need all
hands on deck to move trains. Now is the time to work to rule or close
to it. If you get pulled out of service it is just revenge by CSX. And
if you are pulled out of service for following company policy and rules
set out for rr operation. Your getting reinstated with full pay and
benefits. CSX is stuck between a rock and hard place. If they cut more
jobs traffic suffers etc. The employees are in the drivers seat now.
And you all know if CSX goes to one man crews it is going to be a
disaster one way or another. CSX has to learn this the hard way. Just
do your job, nothing extra, let CSX eat crow!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 23 July 2019

Conductor 10/20 : you my friend have the right attitude Build your
trains and Earn that Paycheck !!

Name: conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 23 July 2019

Another day at the Jerry springer csx sucks site!


Hurry hurry....read all about it.... More morons who listen to rumors
and blah blah blah.... Wait, just idiots  trying to change the subjects
of what is important,

Got news for you stupid morons.  It wouldn't matter if they split cxs
into 10 different railroads. At the end of the day you will or will not
have a job. The federal railroad act is still in place and still rules.
railroad workers have a right to organize and still have the right to
enforce existing contracts.   Your still going to have to answer the
damn phone all hours of the night and your still going to get screwed
out of your pay. Nothing is going to change except your working
conditions that have been drawn out in your agreements. You brain dead
idiots should know that all the LC should have some inside info on all
of this if it was going to happen. It doesn't matter if it does or
not. You have a job or you don't, so get back to work and earn that
pay check. ride or build your trains today and quit listening to the
morons who post on this site.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 23 July 2019

07-26-19!!!!!!     Will be a great day!!

Name: Brake Stick
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 22 July 2019

Heard from a trainmaster who also heard from another trainmaster that
heard over a conference call  about the big announcement on 7/26. CSX
will be split up by FEC, BNSF, UP and Pan Am Railways. 

PS: Today is July 22nd and CSX (whatís left of it) still sucks!!

Name: brother
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 22 July 2019

Brothers

Go back through the site and see when the posers and deflectors started
jumping in. Might be around where the moles put the first post about
merging. There is something being posted that is making them squirm in
Jacksonville. Its a regular pattern for them to come our from under
their rocks when something is pushing their buttons,
Maybe it was everyone talking about an engine burning up at avon yard.
Could be the derailments that people were posting. Cant imagine it had
anything to do with union claims because the company knows the union
will sit on everything for years and would never take them to court. It
could be the discussions about one man crews and posting info on how to
vote with your congressman for support. Maybe suggesting everyone get
it out to the public what kind of hazardous materials we haul through
towns and past their front doors every day. Fra defective engines? The
unethical attendance policy? Maybe the problems with the new
publication of the operating rules book? Has to be something posted on
here that has the bottom feeders out and going crazy. What ever it is,
keep the info coming. The truth, the whole truth and nothing but the
truth!

Name: RR
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 22 July 2019

WEBMASTER


Please do all the intelligent and serious posters a favor and block the
previous poster. We know you can find out what server it is using and
block it. We don't need its filth on here.  It has nothing positive or
productive to add to this sight and we don't need it invading this
site.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 22 July 2019

The BIG RUMOR!  7-26-2019 all the class I railroads are going to merge
together to form one big non-union railroad.  Along with that, the
announcement of one man trains!  One man is going to run one big train
through out the country.  Its all apart of precision railroading, the
hedge funds came up with it all. All union employees will be replaced
by corporate employees, so stop shining those seats with your lazy
asses and crawl out from under those desks.  Put your boots on boys
because its coming!  Work safe!

Name: Fight for you
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 22 July 2019

Like I said before the union needs your grievances, especially if it is
the same rule broken, that affects many. Then they have paper to put in
front of the company, and work out a deal. If the collective agreement
is always being violated and no one puts in a grievance, then the
company and unions thinks all is well. And CSX will just keep violating
the collective agreement. If you say there is no sense, then you have
already defeated yourself. Rome was not built in a day!

Name: To brother
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 22 July 2019

If your owed money put grievance in. You might not see cash for along
time. But if you donít put grievance in. You will not see any cash,
what do you have to lose. I put grievances in did good. And the guys
that didnít got mad I got settlement they never.

Name: brother
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 22 July 2019

Conductor 1-10

You forgot to mention they are raping the hell out of our agreements
and refusing to issue second tickets for jobs that are due them.  Since
when is a long pool road job supposed to come in and work the damn yards
because they are short after coming in off the road???  We are entitled
to a yard ticket on top of trip ticket. How about pulling locals off of
their jobs and making them drag in hours of service trains. Agreement
states that they are NOT SUPPOSED TO RELIEVE HOURS OF SERVICE TRAINS! 
How about them holding scheduled trains late just for a road crew to be
rested just because they don't want to use the first out extra board
guys who are rested and available.  Then they want to dog the hell out
of the outbound crew and rush the shit out of them to get it out and
down the road to catch up for lost time?  How about making road crews
go outside of their advertised job limits which are written in black
and white, to get their own trains and being denied tickets because it
is within their terminal limits. Going 6 miles out of your advertised
limits to get your own damn train because they cant get a dog catcher
to drag them in and not paying the crew is plain bullshit. Their
screwing the hell out of the agreed terms and refusing to pay what is
due the crews.  YEAH YEAH, HH did to everyone and Foote is just
following his footsteps.  Well I say the hell with that stupid game and
start taking some action. Slow down!  Follow all the rules to a tee!  No
favors! No running! No kissing arss! Blow the whistle. Turn in state law
violations. Call OSHA!  Call the EPA-Region 5 (800-621-8431).  Screw the
unions and the FRA. They don't care. Time to take matters into our own
hands.  They have attention on them now.  With the derailments and
damages along with falling stock they cant afford any more bad
publicity. Its ripe for the picking brothers!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 22 July 2019

7/26 csx is going to merge with amazon and texas roadhouse.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 22 July 2019

Be diligent work hard and Safe. Dont worry about things not in your
control. Put 1 Foot in front of the other. Everything will be fine
regardless.

Name: Truth 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 21 July 2019

The further our society drifts away from the truth, the stronger the
attacks  on those who tells the truth. Toughen up people. It will get
worse before it gets better.

Name: cond
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 21 July 2019

blah blah blah

Just more stupid ignorant merging post. I wish this God forsaken heat
would take you idiots out. your just a waste of space.

In the meantime men aren't getting enough water breaks, the A.C.
isn't working worth a shit in the cabs. Crap in the yard is starting
to stink like a dead body. Ice is melting in the machines. Rails are
warping. Roselake yard is nothing but a mosquito fest. Someone's going
to get malaria or west niles disease. Hell has arrived.

Name: Merge 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 21 July 2019

Employee stock holders, traditionally when companies good chance your
stock will go up!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 21 July 2019

On 7/26, Foote is donating csx to the nature conservancy.  Reducing
carbon footprint by turning the tracks into a walking trail.

Name: Shortline
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 21 July 2019

Big announcement 7-26, Norfolk Southern is your new employer, they're
gonna sell off most of your shit to G&W and keep what they need for
directional travel. Good move Foote.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years
Posted: 21 July 2019

Well none of you expected this one , announcement 7-26-2019 merger with
Kansas City Southern . Fixing to shake up this dog and pony show . 
Watch the market

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 21 July 2019

Announcement Friday 7-26,   BNSF will take over CSX!!!!

Name: CSX stock
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 21 July 2019

This last while CSX stock has dropped, not the the end of the world for
employees. If your stock is stil in place CSX pays a dividend for each
stock you own. And that dividend , means you are still making money.
And most stock dividend pay better than bank interest.

Name: Learn people
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 21 July 2019

https://education.howthemarketworks.com/beginners/why-invest-in-stock-market/

Name: Markets 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 21 July 2019

In the past 90 years mark has been positive
https://www.ngpf.org/blog/question-of-the-day/chart-of-the-day-what-have-stock-market-returns-been-over-the-past-90-years/

Name: cond
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 20 July 2019

retired rr

your absolutely correct. Other doesn't know shit. stock is a gamble
like anything else. your right. you only gain or lose when you sell it.
That ain't rocket science.

brother's. ...pay attention to the system notices they cancel.

Name: Broker
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 20 July 2019

You must be the stock broker. Lol

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 20 July 2019

HA!  That is the most idiotic post I have ever read.  Please don't
reproduce.

Name: Retired rr
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 20 July 2019

Iíve been investing  past 20 years, the markets have been positive about
70 % of the time. If you still hold stock you have not lost or made
money until you sell your stock. Stock rallies all the time, and lots
pay a dividend, witch does better than what the bank pays in interest. 
I have owned stock that tanked and still held on to it, and it was
merged with another company that bumped it up in price. I sold made
good money. Only invest money your willing to lose, there are no
guarantees in the stock market. And if you hire a brocker to trade for
you they charge stupid fees that eat all you profit. Buyer beware!
Again you have not lost or made money  until you cash out.

Name: HA!
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 20 July 2019

MORONS!

Most of you posting on here have a job. Your still getting a pay check
aren't you. CSX is still running isn't it. They still have stock even
though it has gone down. When it gets down to low I will just sale it
and still have a job!  Your all just a bunch of idiots who don't want
to do anything but cry and bitch. If your basing your life retirement
on csx stock then your dumber than any manager could ever be.  Stop
your crying and bitching and just go to work. Cash your pay check every
2 weeks and invest somewhere else. That's the problem. Most of you
don't know how to invest so your scared little babies because your
little pieces of stock paper are dropping. Call an investor or start
studying up on how to move your money. Quit your bitching and just go
to work!

Name: Stock derailed
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 19 July 2019

Trucking industry given CSX, customers thanks to psr  a gift from Hh and
Foote to competition.
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-07-16/csx-falls-as-weather-china-trade-feud-dents-2019-sales-outlook

Name: Criminal 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 19 July 2019

It amazes me how Hh made a  case to give away so many customers away to
the competition. Did the board of directors not see the future impact
it would have on CSX. Why would the board of directors not of voted
against this criminal robbery of CSX assets. Just for short term gain
on shares for nice pay day for a few. The bread and butter is moving
freight for csx. And like the guy said on last post the business is not
coming back ,if they are happy with new shipper. Now the share value is
starting to reflect what these criminals have done.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 19 July 2019

Legal,
Yes there is IOSHA. 
How many, if any, Indiana laws regulating RRs operating in the state
are still left and can/will be enforced?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 19 July 2019

Big Announcement coming next Friday  7-26!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 19 July 2019

The main problem with CSX is that The Old Man gave away 40% of our
business to the competitor before kicking the bucket.  The work isn't
coming back!  40%!!!!!

Name: Rule breakers
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 30+ years
Posted: 19 July 2019

Foote took his training from Hh at cn rail. Hh said our primo is Ted of
Canada was a light weight to the media, and Hh told canadien goverment
to stay out of rr business. Hh broke every law and union he could with
pride, his side kick Foote figures good way to run CSX. Like a
congressman said todayís rr is about profit and wall street and
bonuses. Not equipment or human safety just profit,and no one is
getting in there way,expect this till there is a disaster and the
goverment has no choice but to investigate. And that is what it is
going to take a major disaster, before everyoneís eyes mainly public to
see what is going on. From listening to batory he is all about profit
for the rr. His mandate was suppose to be about public and employee
safety. Talk about the wrong guy for the job. When investors loose
interest in CSX then you will see really panick in the ivory tower. The
top guys Foote etc. Will try and put as much cash in there pockets
before they resign or are fired. But they are all clueless about
running a rr and servicing the customers. For the time being watch your
backs donít get hurt or killed and watch out for each other. The next
guy that takes over as ceo is going to have his work cut out for him,
he will have so many issues to deal with. Greed destroys!

Name: Legal
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 19 July 2019

ALL CSX EMPLOYEES


IF YOU LIVE AND WORK IN THE STATE OF INDIANA CSX MUST FOLLOW ALL STATE
AND COUNTY REGULATIONS SET FORTH BY THE STATE OF INDIANA. CSX IS
REGULATED BY THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT BUT IT IS NOT A DEPARTMENT OF THE
FEDERAL GOVERNMENT. CSX IS AN AMERICAN HOLDING COMPANY. IF YOU FEEL
THAT YOU ARE BEING WORKED IN DANGEROUS CONDITIONS OUTSIDE DUE TO
EXTREME HEAT AND YOU ARE NOT BEING GIVEN ADEQUATE WATER BREAKS OR DOWN
TIME EACH HOUR YOU CAN AND SHOULD REPORT THESE CONDITIONS TO YOUR OSHA
DEPARTMENT. FILE AN ETHICS COMPLAINT WITH CSX AND A COMPLAIN WITH THE
CSX MEDICAL DEPARTMENT. ADVISE THE MEDICAL DEPARTMENT THAT THERE HAS
BEEN AN EXTREME HEAT DANGER WARNING ISSUED FOR YOUR AREA AND THE
COMPANY IS NOT PROVIDING PROPER BREAKS AND PROTECION FOR THEIR WORKERS.
THIS IS NOT A UNION ISSUE. DO NOT LET ANY SUPERVISOR TELL YOU THAT YOU
MUST ADDRESS THIS ISSUE WITH YOUR UNION REPRESENTATION. YOU ARE
PROTECTED AS CITIZENS AND WORKERS IN THE STATE OF INDIANA. 


WWW.IN.GOV/DOL/2733.HTM.   FILE A COMPLAINT ON LINE WITH OSHA. YOU CAN
CALL YOUR STATE HEALTH DEPARTMENT AND FILE COMPLAINT AS WELL. WORK
PLACE SAFETY MUST BE FOLLOWED AT NO COST! CSX IS NOT EXEMPT FROM
FOLLOWING ALL REGULATIONS SET FORTH BY OSHA.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 19 July 2019

Up here in Canada they use the canadien mounted police to watch and
intimidate us , assholes on horseback !!!!Geez

Name: Fra batory
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 19 July 2019

I watched congress drill fra batory he supported two person crew. Then
he did a complete flip and said two person crews not necessary because
of technology and commerce is important. Someone must of gotten to him
$$$$$$$ to do a complete change on his support for two person crew. And
he really did not have an answer for Congress. Looks like he is getting
close to retirement someone  threw $$$$$ his way to not support two
person crew. It is so obvious what it looks like he is doing! Kick
backs!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 19 July 2019

Cut turns yesterday, can't fill jobs today.. nice work csx.
TrainmastersI said a prayer this morning before your conference call,
I've heard how those go down.. those tails tuck between those ass
checks and you take it like the bitches you are. Man power the reason
we can't move trains.. LOL cut things back to nothing.. I dont
understand the economy!  I'm baffled..  Been lying and stealing and
cheating numbers / fucking customers. Guess what dicks you guys are at
fault.

Name: Retired NS
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 19 July 2019

The FRA is basically another dog and pony show created to placate the
public.  And FRA jobs are usually filled on a who knows who basis,
usually by ex railroad employees.   And they are not going to burn
their bridges.  I have seen serious management violations time and time
again which have resulted in major injury,  where managers receive a
slap on the wrist in proportion to the violation.  The FRA is not about
to take any action which will disrupt interstate commerce, any more than
the Feds will allow a union strike or work stoppage.  Railroad careers
require a commitment to CYA education.   The railroad hands every
employee a big stick in he form of operating rules and safety rules
immediately when hired. Its up to YOU to use the stick they already
handed you on THEM when necessary.  Its just an adversarial
relationship between managers and union employees, unfortunately. 
Always has been that way. Just play the game if you want to continue to
enjoy the good pay and benefits.  Hang in there, the retirement is worth
it!

Name: Cornelius Vanderbilt
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 18 July 2019

You still ALL gonna do is your TOLD :and ###!!$$ LIKE IT

Name: Lol
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 18 July 2019

Love you Canada wish we could strike like you and are Union was as bold

Name: Canada here
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 30+ years
Posted: 18 July 2019

In Canada where i am it is 75 f. How in the hell do you guys work in
109f temperatures. The hottest we had here 101f. And it was unbearable
, and they want you guys to go to one man crew. If a guy got in that
temperature and did not have proper hydration you would not last long.
Ya again donít know how you guys do it!

Name: FRA joke
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 18 July 2019

The FRA was at CDA 118 for the past few weeks and everyone has
complained about the walking conditions was told by local management to
pull pins at a different place FRA sucks go look at cda118 yards someone
is going to get killed because of the holes and uneven ballest and it's
been reported multiple times east bound east end ,west bound west end
look at the walking conditions FRA

Name: We have it
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Employed as: Car repair, for 10-20 years
Posted: 18 July 2019

So same thing in Avon same thing  in walbridge same thing in on other
terminals derailed cars  coulda cost lives  lost but are safty record
is the best with rush rush fire the guys for little rules to bully them
because there not the most productive csx safty is the worst thing
through intimations and fear for jobs they don't give two flying shits
about are lives if they did we could sit down with any manager and that
,manger  would know the rule in every terminal  and would not make up
his own and know its intended purpose  why when my guys go to
investigation and the company decides how the rule was intent we want
to follow them but just like are agreement they twist everything and
lie to get away with it not CSX but all RR

Name: What a joke
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Employed as: Car repair, for 10-20 years
Posted: 18 July 2019

I have seen two not just one derailments at cda118 one wAs covered up by

Local management hit a derail in a working zone but it's not FRA
because the dumb asses don't care pad the numbers this whole company
does as far as share holder you are being lied to and the I'm glad the
stock finally showed these dumbass don't know to run a RR

Name: Karma
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 18 July 2019

It's to damned hot out there Boys, heat index around 109. Marking off
FMLA tonight and taking the Pontoon to the lake tomorrow with the
family. Just gotta make sure the wife doesn't post any pics on
Facebook for the jealous bastards to see ):  sure don't wanna get
turned into the CSX rat line for FMLA abuse.

Name: Grand standing
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 18 July 2019

In my view fra just grand standing, they have to investigate accidents.
I bet not one word goes into a report about laxed safety rules by CSX.
They stood back and watched it all happen with there blessing. As a
rail employee for over thirty years once you neglect any maintance on
any rr. Bad things are going to happen, steel on steel thing ware out
pretty fast. These bean counters have no clue on the mechanics and
dynamics of running a rr.  Like they say pay me now or lots later,
every running stock and infrastructure has been neglected. Now it is
starting to show up and it will just get worse unless they start
spending money on up keep. So expect more of the same people watch your
back. CSX does not care about safety, just share value. And the fra
knows it.

Name: engineer
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 18 July 2019

brothers

Some of you people just amaze me. You don't have a clue how business
works and you sure the hell don't know what is going on behind the
scenes. It's sabatog and it's being done with numerous well thought
out plans. One year of bad business will not destroy CSX! Foote is
sitting behind his desk and laughing his head off at you idiots. When
January comes around and your all told your not getting a bonus because
none of the operating ratios were met you'll see why this is happening.
He'll be saving thousands upon thousands of dollars. Then he will order
a hiring spree and slowly bring back people and bring assets out of
storage a little at a time until things get back to a decent operating
ratio. Alot of large corporations restructure the same way. They cut to
the bone then analyze what is needed to bring the business back to
acceptable operations. They know exactly what areas they can cut back
in to make up the loss. Guess what boys and girls, it's going to be
your bonus and upper managements as well. 
FRA is putting on a show. They know CSX will win the fight with one man
crews. When they claim they can't afford extensive repairs and threaten
to hault the movement of US COMMERCE the boys in Washington will bend
over and sign the deal. Right now they are setting the stage to show
that they need to cut the operating cost even more in order to come up
with the financing. Cutting bonuses and crews is a great start. Your
all idiots if you think they don't know what they're doing. They know
exactly what their doing. 
take a look at Avon. Why in the hell would you leave derailed cars
laying behind the main building for weeks. Why would you leave an eye
sore and evidence of a screw up right where anyone from Jacksonville or
investors could see. Don't have the money or equipment to clean it up?
what's the excuse? why are the parking lots nothing but pot holes? 
Why is the road crossing at the hump a disaster?  Lack of money?  And
how are they going to find the funds?  Wake up people. Save your money.
Those who are left after the game is played will do well. Those who got
chopped better hope they put some back!

Name: 
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 18 July 2019

Avon is a mess. How does that superintendent still have a job?? Major de
rails/ accidents on a weekly basis. Late trains after late train. Ups
train leaving 2-4 hours late several times a week because of bad crew
management  and piss poor planning. FRA is hammering avon the last few
weeks. I witnessed the FRA laying into trainmaster about unsafe
conditions.. he made it clear that they are production over safety when
it benefits them.. that was good to hear. Fra has been reaching out to
T&E to ask how things are.. as we should we are speaking up.. they are
more worried about writing us up for cat napping while stopped  than
keeping up with safety mechanisms ( squeezers
 in the bowl etc) obviously that cost money, so that's out of the
questions. They will just keep making those yard guys put skates and
sprinkle play sand on rail LOL. K

Name: 
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 18 July 2019

BNSFSX , we already running their trains anyway.

Name: Foote
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Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 18 July 2019

Foote tells shareholders gloom and doom for balance of 2019. Says he is
done restructuring CSX. And wants to win freight back from truckers.
What a fucking moron, why does he think customers switched from CSX to
trucks? CSX told customers we are restructuring so go fuck yourself,
and they turned to truck to move there product. No wonder shareholders
are bailing on CSX.  I think foot is trying to set CSX up for quick
sale. Then he can retire and leave his mess behind him.

Name: Me
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 18 July 2019

Wouldn't it just be terrible if Foote, Wallace, Harris, Boychuk and the
entire Board of Directors all jumped head first off the top floor of the
CSX corporate building.  I guess CSX can only eliminate so many jobs,
sell off so many subdivisions, close down so many terminals and shops
and falsify so many reports and measurements until things start to
catch up.  Frank Lonegro knew this was coming and left back in may.

  Hope all you Pieces of Shit at the top lose your jobs, and live a
miserable life.

Name: Treatment
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 17 July 2019

When mantle and Foote leaves the management, will want to be buds, they
want you to forget how they treated everyone.  Just like at cn and cp.
lots donít last after dad left. They want favours etc. Karma karma
karma. Just be patient and watch the shit show.

Name: Blacksmith 
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Employed as: Car repair, for 30+ years
Posted: 17 July 2019

What sounds better CXUP or UPSX ? I personally think UPSX is Perfect..

Name: Mantle
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Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 17 July 2019

Remember why Hh was put in charge of CSX, violates policy by not having
company medical. The board of directors all thought Hh was going to
make them rich, so he got the green light. At cprail meetings they had
to practically carry Hh, up a couple stairs. They all new he was on his
last legs. The plan was to suck every dollar out of CSX that they could
get away with. The plan worked for Hh he looked after his family. Foote
was Hh side kick, Foote new all Hh dirty tricks to undermine the union
and goverment. Foote is lost on what to do without really drawing
attention from the goverment. I think Foote knows the jig is up. And if
shares keep declining they will push him out. And mantle will not be
able to pull the strings anymore and bail. It is going to be
interesting also if they go to one man crews. Knuckles sticky brakes
dragging equipment. Air hoses breakings sbu failing. I could make a
long list of trouble. I guess the hogger will just have to sit in the
cab till help comes. There will be trains all over the place idle. The
company again will learn the hard way. Greed destroys!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 17 July 2019

Really good sign that a merger is gonna happen soon!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 17 July 2019

Foote and Mantle Ridge wont be around forever to protect you
overambitious Yardmasters and Trainmasters. Blood is in the water!

Name: cond
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Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 17 July 2019

HR ....

I went to the union site and put in my vote against one man crews. I
got an email response from the Indiana representative in Washington
that was nothing but discouraging and Im pretty sure it was a computer
generated response that everyone gets.  He basically stated that the
implementation of the PTC is able to replace one of the crew members
and it is being accepted across the railroad industry,

Fra is supposed to be at Avon yard the rest of the week. Walking around
asking questions and acting like they are interested in the derailments
and accidents. Everyone there should be bombarding them with questions
on how they plan on handling the crap that's going to happen when one
man Is on the train and shit goes south or someone ends up dead or in a
comma because no one else was with them in the middle of frickin no
where to help them out when they get sick or they are just too damn
tired to be running a train and the company wont let them off!

Name: Time
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 17 July 2019

Hh told the goverment they just needed some time to implement there new
plan for csx. What Hh really meant once I have my CSX money in my
account for my family, Iím handing it off to Foote. And now Foote is at
a crossroad not knowing what to do. How many more employee cuts and
asset sales can he do. So now that the kitchen is to hot for Foote,
watch he will pull the pin. Just my view!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 17 July 2019

This is not a surprise.  The culture with this company is ridiculous. 
Half the managers and employees should be bagging groceries at the
local supermarket.  The company does not hired based upon skills and
talent, but the buddy, buddy, system and those that canít ďcut the
mustardĒ (only literally) in the craft they came from.  The good ones
leave the company or go back to the craft.  We deserve better than
this.  I am only around until I feel the time is right to make the
switch as I have kids and waiting until I have enough money to start a
business without all the risk.  The union is a joke too.  In T & E on
the road, many of us donít know when we will work, or what our days off
will be as they keep adding variables. The average person has know idea
of this concept trying to sleep at a hotel during the day with doors
banging, vacuum cleaners running, or at home when work calls at 8 pm,
10 pm, and 12 am and then finally a job you have to take at 5 am.   I
know I have developed health problems such as depression, high blood
pressure, high cholesterol, circadian rhythm disorder and now diabetes,
and I live a pretty active lifestyle and not overweight by much.  The
company rewards laziness by extra money and deadheads.  Those of us
that can get trains over the road are rewarded with longer days and
more hotel time.  I guess I should become subpar.

Name: 
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Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 17 July 2019

Time for Foote and company to go!!      Get someone in here that can
move freight!!

PSR is a failure

Name: 
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Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 17 July 2019

CSX is in big trouble,     Stock is down 12%. Almost 10.00 a share.

Name: HR 1748 Safe Freight Act 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 17 July 2019

CSX stock dropping lost $8.00 today.

Name: HR 1748 Safe Freight Act
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 17 July 2019

1. Protect the TWO MAN CREW BILL (HR 1748 Safe Freight Act) Itís about
public safety and jobs. 
2. Go to SMART-UNION.org/td 
Click on the Red button support two person crews on the right side of
division home page. 
2.  Enter contact info ( this is needed to direct the email to your
member of congress. 
3. Click Send. The pre-drafted my essage will be sent directly to your
member of congress. 
4. This effects railroad retirement, retired railroaders, current
railroaders thereís even a spot for the general public to make there
voice be heard. Please take action there is 175,000 conductors and
59,000 engineers that need this support not to mention public safety at
risk

PROTECT YOUR JOB!!!! LET YOUR VOICE BE HEARD!!!!! TAKE A
STAND!!!!!!!GET
THE WORD OUT!!!!! THIS IS FOR ALL RAILROADERS RETIREES EVEN THE
GENERAL
PUBLIC!!! THIS EFFECTS US ALL!!!!!
1. Go to SMART-UNION.org/td 
Click on the Red button support two person crews on the right side of
division home page. 
2.  Enter contact info ( this is needed to direct the email to your
member of congress. 
3. Click Send. The pre-drafted message will be sent directly to your
member of congress. 
4. This effects railroad retirement, retired railroaders currency
railroaders thereís even a spot for the general public to make there
voice be heard. Please take action there is 175,000 conductors and
59,000 engineers that need this support not to mention public safety
at
risk. 
SUPPORT YOUR TWO PERSON CREW BILL. TAKE ACTION TODAY!!! We all have
seen the FRA drop the ball on the two person crew bill it was a slap
the face. Stand up get the word out to everyone you know. This affects
all of us. Donít go down without a fight. Letís stick together a beat
this. It starts with you!!! We have all seen what this company has
done. Letís get it done and protect our jobs for future railroaders
and
protect our railroad retirement too. Letís get the job done and make
it
happen also letís protect public safety. Also if you havenít seen the
video I strongly urge you to watch it on YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JGF4wgQolJ4&feature=share. Great video
and worth watching how members of congress do there job. Please do
your
part to protect the jobs keep the great American railroad going
strong.
  Its common sense
thousands of railroad workers will lose their jobs if all the
railroads
are allowed to go to 1 man crews. That's an issue you need to take up
with TRUMP!  He claims he is creating jobs then let him do something
about people keeping the ones they have!
This is about safety. This is about saving lives. Not just crew lives
but the American people as well. CSX preaches safety every single day.
Its in their rule books and in their advertising. Its 24 hour a day
safety...safety....safety. Well let them put their money where their
mouths are. Pay for safety. Keep 2 men in the cab.
The public has no idea what we deal with. Tell your neighbors about
how
many cars we hit and people are killed every year when they are hit by
trains. Explain to them how the engineer is in the cab calling the
dispatcher and getting 911 called. He is taking care of anything that
may be wrong with the locomotive. He stays with the train. Tell them
how the conductor gets down and rushes to the vehicle to see if he can
possibly save a life. Maybe a baby is in the car and needs to be
helped
or maybe the parents can be removed and need CPR. Maybe he can comfort
someone who is dying or in shock or screaming because they are
severely
injured . Tell them about how we hit live stock and large deer. Tell
them how people love to put junk on the tracks. Shopping carts,
bicycles, steel barrows, wheelchairs and even abandoned cars. Tell
them
about how many trees we hit a year and do extensive damage to the
locomotive. The engineer stays with the locomotives and assess the
damage and does what is necessary to radio dispatchers for help while
the conductors gets down and removes debris and check the rest of the
train for any damage or signs of derailment. Tell them about the
territory that is in the middle of TIM BUCK TWO!  The places where no
one can get to you fast unless you have a helicopter. Tell them how
radios don't always work in remote locations. Telemetry drops out and
communication is lost. How many times does a conductor have to go back
and trouble shoot another unit after alarms are going off. The
engineer
keeps the train rolling the best he can while the conductor checks the
computers and checks to see if it is loading. Tell them about the
blind
curves that only one crew member can see around when your approaching
public crossings or trees that block signals so that only one crew
member can see them until you get the train right on top of them. Tell
them about wash outs from floods, and heat warped rail and fog so
thick
you cant see a foot in front of you. SO WHAT IF YOU GOT PTC!!  PTC
does
not tell you if a car in stopped on the tracks or a tree is across it
or a person is walking in the tracks or there is 5 inches of water
over
the rail! Tell them how crew members have been attacked and some have
even been killed by gang thugs and trespassers. A single man has no
chance in hell in  these situations. It is better to have someone else
with you to keep watch when working in bad areas and ghetto rail
yards.
The list goes on and on. Tell them how the company took away the right
of the crew members to take a power nap. One crew member is supposed
to
call stopped every 15 minutes while they are waiting on line of road.
As
long as someone is awake and doing this and paying attention there is
no
reason on god green earth while a tired crew member cant take a 20
minute power nap. Tell them how crews are run into the ground and some
are called out every 10 hours around the clock. They work all hours of
the day and night and most have no weekends off. The company wont even
let them have a power nap. What is going to happen when there is only
1
man on the train by himself and he is just plain worn out or is sick
and
afraid to take a day off because of the companies new attendance
policy
which is just absolutely insane. People come to work sick all the
time.
Vomiting, diarrhea, fevers and the flu doesn't stop them because they
are in fear of losing their jobs. How is a sick man who is all by
himself going to be able to make a full run safely and without risking
his life or the publics when he doesn't have his other crew member to
help keep him alert. The engineer has many roles and duties as well as
the conductor. There are times when something happens that it is a
must
for an engineer to be on board and ready to take instructions while
the
conductor handles the rest of the responsibilities.  There are so many
things that go into railroading and running trains that the public
doesn't know a thing about. 
THIS ONE MAN CREW IDEA IS THE MOST UNSAFE AND IRRESPONSIBLE IDEA that
has ever been brought forward in the history of the railroad industry.

And for what? To save a damn dollar. To line someone's pockets. To
make
someone rich. Who care who gets killed. Who care about the destruction
to family lives. I don't know about you but I sure the hell do and so
should every person in America!

Name: Ha
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Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 17 July 2019

Ronald Batory Head of FRA an appointed position and ex railroad ex
try's too trump state laws that were fought hard and long by VOTED
congressional men in the states meaning the VOICE of the people by
election and out steps ihis grounds it should be the other way around
The FRA should be making two man crews a law not stopping VOTED in
people VOICE of the pubic to make it safer FRA is cooperation ,,OVER

Name: Cprail stock
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Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 17 July 2019

Cprail $323.00 per share yesterday !

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 16 July 2019

Footeís final words on the Earnings call today were ď Weí Here to make
our shareholders Rich and Famous!!Ē       Watch out!!       No one is
safe!!!!    Buckle up gonna be an interesting ride!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 16 July 2019

Mr. Conductor: you are ahead of curve and have the Right Attitude!!

Name: L&N dispr
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Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 30+ years
Posted: 16 July 2019

Re: BS..

Next time a TM tells you to leave the yard without proper paper work or
brake test, notify the dispr.  The TM does not control the line of road.
The CTD will make that decision.. I had  numerous TM's try to tell me
that a train was leaving even thou it was over tonnaged, exceeded the
subs train length, no work order and numerous other violations.  I can
tell you this, over a 30 year career , I won every time..

Name: To bullshit
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Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 16 July 2019

Please explain why you call bullshit, happens more than you think get a
departure time sit at siding. When train should not of left yard!

Name: Bullshit
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Employed as: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 16 July 2019

I did not have proper air on my train to depart. The Tm told us to take
train out to first siding under 15 miles an hour. I protested on the
radio so it was heard and recorded. Parked our train in the siding
still could not get proper air on train, even though it was just test
by carman that day. Moral of the story it was a bad order compressor on
our power. So we now took our power back to the  shops, and got new
power , tied up to our train and pumped air did brake test. So now we
got canceled , had to order new crew. If. The Tm would of dealt with
this in the yard we could of quickly changed power and been on our way.
At the time the only thing they cared about was depart time. Well the
whole thing back fired on tm. They will never learn!!!

Name: Collective agreement and safet
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 15 July 2019

Iíve been asked to due certain moves, and reminded manager that is not
in our collective agreement told me that it was stupid rule. Asked why
the company signed off on the rules they donít like. Answers where if
you donít do it your being insubordinate, I have to get it done. Do it
and file a grievance he said, or go home. I would say Iím doing it
under protest and will be filing a grievance. The same with safety
rules they would want me to make fast move, again I would say that is
against company policy. And I did not break safety rule, and nothing
was said or done. They approach many employees like this and are
looking for guys that will break the rules for there benefit. But I
guarantee you if something happened they would deny they asked you to
make a fast unsafe move. I followed the rules and moves I made that
where against the collective agreement I put in a grievance every time.
And most of the time was settled in my favour. If everyone did this. The
managers name would show up all the time and the company heads would
have to deal with this type of manager. Donít kid yourself anything
they can put on paper about you they do and do for a reason. If union
members wrote these type of managers up there could be change.

Name: Retired Now
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 15 July 2019

Substantiation with documentation.
Have that and you'll beat 'em at least 85-90%, if not more, of the
time.

Name: Grievance law suit
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 15 July 2019

I won two major grievances and a law suit. I bet it cost them $130000.00
in legal fees. I took them on and ran it right to the end. After I got
my judgement they finally backed off and played by the rules with me.
Then they just move onto other people to bully, the paper and pen can
be a mighty tool. The more they intimidate you the more they will try.
Take the shit if you want, or try to change your work place.

Name: Grow up pussies 
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 15 July 2019

Grow up you bunch of pussies.The old timers on the railroad had it alot
tougher than yall ever will.They did what they had to do this new
generation aint nothing but a bunch of pussies.grow up

Name: conductor
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Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 15 July 2019

EXLC


AMEN BROTHER!  AMEN! AMEN! AMEN!  Karma is a bit..h!  The meek hall
inherit the earth. At least those of us who are honest and try to be
fair and good to our fellow brothers wont have to be worrying about
spending the rest of eternity in the pits of hell with the company man!

Name: Grievances
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 30+ years
Posted: 15 July 2019

When CSX is bombarded with grievances that are registered for
arbitration it cost CSX money, especially if they reviewed them and
know they are going to lose and have to pay. In most cases like that
CSX will approach the union at the eleventh hour to settle these
grievances before the arbitrator gets to hear both sides arguments. And
if csx is violating the collective agreement time after time on purpose.
The union can take this behaviour to the next level. Myself I like money
and I file every time I get burnt, and it took awhile but I always got
paid. And a grievance is aggravation to csx.

Name: Give a fuck
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 15 July 2019

If you donít give a fuck, donít read this site. Some people give a fuck!

Name: loco
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 15 July 2019

who gives a fuck. Just do your time like me. Its not that hard.

Name: Grievances
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 15 July 2019

Ignoring the collective agreement was started by Hh at cn and cp. this
was done by design of Hh. And he new we still had to do as we where
told or be pulled out of service for insubordination. So we put
grievance after grievance in, and we won a majority of them in given
time. Hh refused to pay the grievances that the arbitrator ruled on to
make employees whole, but he had no choice, he paid. His attitude was I
will break all the rules and contracts because he felt he would be long
gone by the time they had to be dealt with. CSX is no different Foote
got his ideas from Hh, to do the same thing to the employees. I have
said many times file those grievances, and if your reps. Donít follow
them up. Vote them out, the only way CSX will change is every time they
have to go to arbitration and pay out money, they might get the message.
But that is the system you have to work with. If they break the
agreements and no one submits a grievance, CSX wins all the time. And
the reps can also file group grievances, maybe they have and the only
way to find out sometimes is to attend union meeting and ask. And the
more CSX gets away with doing this the more they will do it to the
members. Get your local to ask the national what they are doing to stop
this behaviour by CSX. Itís your right to get an answer from them.

Name: exlc
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 15 July 2019

Trainmaster/yardmaster


Let me explain something to both of you. Wait...just the poser
trainmaster since the yardmaster is nothing more than a secretary for
the trainmaster and is a UNION CONTRACT EMPLOYEE!

You are obviously not very smart. Do you understand what an
agreement/contract is. To explain it so your little brain can
understand, it is just like your cell phone or cable agreement. Some of
them have terms that state if you end your contract early you will pay
fees. If you hire a contractor to work on your home and you sign a
contract with them you expect them to do the work they agreed upon and
they expect to be paid what you agreed upon.
So do you understand the concept of a contract or an agreement?

Now lets get back to CSX. For some particular reason they have this
idea that it is perfectly okay to breach these agreements. They think
it is okay to manipulate the hell out of agreements that they signed
and sealed with their John Henry at a bargaining table. They have done
nothing but spit on the agreements and shown that they did not nor did
they ever intend to negotiate in good faith. I cant understand for the
life of me how the unions have not been able to take CSX to federal
court and sue the living shit out of them. The railway labor act should
have nothing to do with going after a company for deliberately going
back on any agreement that they signed and sealed.  The employees have
every right to be made at CSX for doing this and they have every right
to be mad at the unions who take their money every month and sit back
and let CSX rape the hell out of their agreements.  Its not being lazy.
If a crew is told to go out and do something that they should be
compensated for because it is not part of the agreed working conditions
for their particular job they shouldn't have to put in damn claims and
demand they be paid for it. The company should just do what they hell
they agreed to do and quit this horseshit of violating terms they
agreed upon. Its all just childish, greedy, unprofessional and
unethical behavior. It has created an atmosphere of hate and disgust in
the work place by all the employees. No one should ever HATE THE COMPANY
THEY WORK FOR! How in the hell can this be productive. Working in a
hostile environment is no good for anyone. The TM and other terminal
supervisors have to deal with crews that are pissed and disgruntled
every single day. The supervisors have to try and run a terminal with
limited manpower because CSX's top rank and file have decided that it
is more important to slash and cut as many people from the workforce as
possible thus creating shortages on every single job out there.
Supervisors have to order people to go out and do the work of two men
in order to get things done. People cant get reasonable days off.
Personal days are being removed and denied. Freight is delayed. How the
hell is any of this being productive. If CSX would honor the union
agreements which clearly state that they will keep enough employees
hired to cover all anticipated shortages none of this would be
happening. But they are not. THEY ARE ONCE AGAIN VIOLATING WHAT THEY
AGREED UPON AT THE BARGAINING TABLES!  So what is happening because
they have no respect for the agreements and holding up their end of the
bargain? They have supervisors abusing working conditions and doing what
every they can do to keep Jacksonville off their arsses and alienating
the employees who in turn hate their company and toss EOTS in the
nearest dumpster or in the rivers. They have employees who do not give
100% to their jobs and people who post on websites how much they hate
them. Then their are idiots like you who post ignorant crap because
your either sick in the head and love being bent over and abused or
your just a horses ass who has nothing better to do. Either way this is
why you have a website that is called....CSX SUCKS!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 15 July 2019

Realist at least you know your place in the workforce. Great job at
being basic. Can't wait till they move our teachers, construction
workers, police officers, professional athletes, guild writers,
communication specialists, postal mail handlers, longshoremen, transit
employees, bricklayers, and carpenters. They are all union not to
mention many more. That's a hell of a way to believe.

Name: Brother and disters
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 30+ years
Posted: 14 July 2019

When trainmaster or any other manager are saying when they, belittle you
is. They drank the kool-aid and have to always be good little boys and
do as there told. Because if they donít push the company propaganda and
kiss the feet of there bosses, they could be displaced right to the
street. Without any recourse to represent them such as a lawyer that
they pay for. That is why now days they will rat each other out to keep
there jobs,just like there bosses want it. Unionized employees have
representatives to go to bat for them. So at the end of the day these
managers have to walk on egg shells look over there shoulders at other
managers that want there job. And all as it would take is a serious
enough complaint against one of them and there gone.

Name: Realist
E-mail: USA
Employed as: Yard Master, for 1-10 years
Posted: 14 July 2019

Future, its people like you that are the problem.  Typical Union
mentality.  People wonder why jobs go to Mexico, companies close, and
jobs are abolished.  Keep it up!

Name: Futurama Railroader
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 14 July 2019

" trainmaster supervisor"
Your a regular clown azz. Its people like you that make GOOD employees
like me tell them to shove it in there ass and quit.
I'll bet if you didn't have your job there you'd be the night
supervisor of a hot dog cart in front of a 24 hour Home Depot

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 14 July 2019

Never saw a more ungrateful childish and lazy bunch of workers as there
is working on the road today. Worried and bitching about everything
except doing what your PAID to do move the damn freight over the Road
Safely and Efficiently. Most contract t/e employees need to reevaluate
there damn priorities when it comes to doing there JOB.

Name: Futurama Railroader
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 14 July 2019

Pension...? Who said i wasn't going to get my Railroad Retirement.
Once you're vested you're vested you're going to get it it's all
based on your years of service in the amount you're going to get
before I quit I called railroad retirement and they sent me an atom
ization of what my retirement would get if I quit I decided that was
more than enough and that a couple hundred dollars more a month for
another 12 years of Agony at that s*** hole wasn't worth it.
So people don't be fooled into thinking if you quit you're going to
lose your Railroad Retirement call Railroad Retirement they'll send
you an  atomization of your retirement with your years of service.

Name: Just retired
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 13 July 2019

I was fired got rr job back, company resented my reinstatement. They
gunned for me for years after that. I did my 35 years and glad I stuck
it out, now have nice pension.  If you have years invested on the rr ya
it is in your best interest to go to the finish line, weíll worth it.
Guys with just a hand full of years in you have time to start somewhere
else. But there are lots of jobs out there that donít have the benefits
and pension plan that the rr has. Iím retired happy run into guys all
the time that quit the rr and they envy me, and they are working the
rest of there lives if there health holds up. So ya put all the proís
and conís down before you make a decision that will affect your whole
future.

Name: Futurama Railroader
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 13 July 2019

"The rock"...
Good for you !! I put in almost 20 years in that shit hole .they took
me outta service for some b.s and i never even went back just ignored
tbe letters
Tell they sent me a letter saying I was 
" terminated" 
What a bunch of self conceding dumbfucks
If someone leaves work and they don't come back for nine months that
pretty much means they quit!!!
They don't understand when people don't play their games so like
yourself I am so much happier and healthier and I tell everybody on
here don't let them f*** you around go get another job and when you do
don't even bother to resign let them figure it out

Name: The rock 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 13 July 2019

I got taken oos in May for supposedly giving a engine camera the finger.
Well 12 days later recieved a phone call saying just come in and sign a
waiver so you can get back to work. They charged me with
insubordination. The evidence shows a picture of the back of my body
with my middle finger sticking out. So I signed it and returned to
work. Job insurance paid me in full after my statement and reviewing
the evidence . I always said if they took me oos I would get another
job. First day oos I got online and did a job search. Anyway yesterday
I resigned been working a new career since July first and I'm happier
than I been in years. Over eight years of that dictatorship was enough
for me . Wish the best of luck for those that choose to stay.

Name: cond
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 13 July 2019

UP 

you must be talking about roselake. Never be the best class 1.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 13 July 2019

Trainmaster/ Stupidvisor

Give it up, you don't work the hours like we do.  You haven't a clue.
 Thats why you're a STUPIDVISOR!

Name: Grievances 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 30+ years
Posted: 13 July 2019

I have a collective agreement in my locker and at home. It is so simple
to read, and when I have been fucked over I read my collective
agreement, find the the section that has been violated. I then file a
grievance make a copy for myself. And guys always say your wasting your
time, but a year or so later when I show them that I won my grievances
and was made whole with cash. It blows me away how mad some guys get
because they never took ten minutes out of there lives to file a
grievance. But they will talk about how they got screwed to any one who
will listen.  You have the grievance system where you work, in thirty
five years I have won five major grievances the biggest win everyone
told me your wasting your time. When I won that grievance I pissed off
fellow employees and management. If the rule is cut and dry thats the
way the arbitrator will rule on it. It does not matter what some
manager thinks it reads or means, nothing ventured nothing gained boys
and girls.

Name: Puddin stick 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 13 July 2019

Quit the crying and whining.If you don't like  the job leave you were
told these things when you were hired but you didn't care all you saw
was the money and benefits.We told you this was a 365 day 24/7
operation and gave each one of you the opportunity to get up and leave
at the hiring sessions.So shut your crybaby  ass  up and either do the
job we tell you to or quit its that simple.The puddin stick has spoken

Name: UPcond.
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 13 July 2019

csx

What is it with your dumb ass yardmasters always calling your #2 main
line the controlled siding. there is NO CONTROLLED SIDING according to
your timetables we have and bulletins. Do they not know that alotof
controled sidings in yard limits are controlled by the yard? the mains
are controlled by the dispatcher. There are some rule differences too.
These idiots confuse the hell out of new people and foreign line crews.
I don't give a shit what it used to be, call it what it is. Jeeez. No
wonder CSX has so many accidents in their yards.

Name: Ha
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 13 July 2019

It's really sad when a government agency like the head of the FRA says
states elected congressman that have Ben "voted " in by the public ,
that  safty laws like two mans crews , are over ridin by the FRA , if
it's voted in by state by "VOTED" in people to be safer than some
dumbass head FRA that tells you the head FRA is not doing there job we
have states for reason and the federal FRA are over stepping their
boundaries ,and getting kick back ,,plus the FRA is giving grants to
theses multiple billion company's what a joke we need 20/20 and 60
minutes to report on the FRA with out also being paid side cash

Name: HR
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years
Posted: 12 July 2019

Union employees


Sick time is 100% correct. If you have legitimate illness and you end
up accumulating too many points which in turn puts you on the street
for discipline you can win your case if taken through the proper
channels. Let me also tell you that if you are tending to a sick child
or you have to take your child to a doctor if they assess points to you
after you have called in and tried to use a demand day or a personal
business day and you tell them this is the reason why you can and
should report this action your state child protective services. The
state does not nor will they ever approve of someone being disciplines
for attending to a sick child. This discourages parents to take proper
care of their children. Fear of losing ones job is terrifying. Losing
your job means losing the health insurance that you need to take care
of your family. Points assessed for any doctor appointment that is
attended and legitimate proof is provided is unethical and should have
never been put into the policy. 
As for the fake trainmaster posting about burger king, I can state for
a fact that they would and do allow their employees off of work without
casualty when they are sick or have a personal emergency. His advise is
if your looking for a more compassionate employer.

Name: Managers
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 30+ years
Posted: 12 July 2019

Over the years I was asked if I would like  a supervisors position. I
declined twice then they started scraping the bottom of the barrel
looking for supervisors. They found them a lot of useless inept people
you could imagine. For the few bucks an hour more they ended up as
salaried employees working many more hours than myself. At the end of
the day if I worked one overtime shift I made more money. But as soon
as these cement heads put that supervisors hat on they sure thought
they where something. I seen many get used and abused by the company ,
lots it cost them there families, because the rr came first. And it
seemed the more abuse they took the more they liked it. And the ones
they wanted to get rid of they kept transferring them till they got fed
up and quit.  Ya they had it good they thought, then along came this
virus called Hh. There where more supervisors worked to exhaustion till
lots quit or where fired.  Then had to fight in court for there pention
money. I gracefully did my forty hours a week some overtime,and then
retired. To this day it is very difficult for the rr to find
supervisors, but like fishing the odd one comes along and takes the
hook and sinker. Lol this regime has poisoned the rr culture as we once
new it. Most men before Hh showed up did there jobs with pride, now just
a job. Hats off to guys that can hang in there.  And no shame to the
guys that left.  Ps watch your back with these new managers they have
no class anymore do not trust a one.

Name: To pi wife
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 12 July 2019

To scorned wife look at the bright side there will be Lots of divorced
managers at CSX to chose from. Because they drank all the kool aid and
live for csx. And there wifeís said see ya donít want to be with ya no
more. There is only one catch if you end up with one of these managers.
They will tell you whenever you are with them, how valuable they are to
CSX. So be prepared for the great i am personality. 
They are legends in there own minds, just ask them. Lol

Name: Employees
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 11 July 2019

Other companies value there employees and treat them with respect. You
fucking managers are nothing without the employees that make the money.
That pays for sperm papers, that are just yes boys. You could not tow
the line you expect of men in the field. Your just yes boys, thatís all
you know. You have no self respect or dignity, you would lay there and
let your superiors shit all over you.  You fucking cowards, I seen how
you operated at work and hide like a scared dog in public.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 11 July 2019

Once Again : This is the R.R. 24/7 365 days a year operation. If you
need sick days personal days off ALL the time go to burger
king,walmart, dunkin donut...etc..

Name: Sick time
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 20-30 years
Posted: 11 July 2019

When I was sick I called in sick, there is no sick pay. The rr is out
nothing , I called in had to take kid to hospital in another city. Fuck
them let them fire you if you have legitimate reason your getting back
threw arbitration. This is not North Korea if there so worried about
staff they should of not cut so deep. If you call in sick and they find
you at the bar well thatís a different deal all together. Fuck them your
health is worth protecting.

Name: conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 11 July 2019

Brothers


The company keeps denying out of route claims when you come in and they
make you go outside of your ADVERTISED ASSIGNED JOB LIMITS and get your
dogged train or train tied down outside of the yard where you work.
They claim that if it is within your terminal limits they have every
right to do it because it is your assigned terminal. Well this is
bullshit. Labor relations knows that the company has been playing the
game of getting rid of yard limits and calling it all terminal limits.
Most have taken down the YL signs that designate were the yard limits
were. They are extending their so called terminal limits farther and
farther out to get around paying road crews an extra ticket to go back
out and get dogged train or get their own damn train outside of yard
limits.

I had a long talk with a hazmat FRA inspector and he made it perfectly
clear that you CAN NOT take a train with hazmat cars outside of the
yard over more than 2 public road crossings unless you have a CT168. If
your a yard crew and you have to go out onto the main line with a cut of
cars while switching this is as far as you can go.  So we should all see
this as the end of switching yard limits. It doesn't matter how far out
they extend their terminal limits. If there is a limit of how far a
switching crew in the yard can take a train legally with a hazmat car
and no ct168 then that should be considered the END OF YARD SWITCHING
LIMITS!
Talk to your local chairman about this. When you put in claims make
sure you note that you went past designated limits allowed in the
terminal that is considered yard switching limits if you go over 2
public road crossings!  The next thing they will pull is extending
terminal limits 50 miles both directions. You know if they can get away
with it they will. The unions bet get off their arsses and start getting
a handle on this. They know its happening and they are letting them take
inch by inch every year. We pay our hard earned money to these unions to
represent us and they aren't doing it to the best of their abilities.
We may have to pool our money and go see a labor law lawyer.

Name: Blamberry
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 11 July 2019

Time to challenge the union. $1xx.xx a month for what? 
A union meeting I canít attend and no other communication? 

Everyone should google ĎDECERTIFICATIONí of labor union. All those
corporate ass kissers General Chairman and sectetaryís that send
letters to Jacksonville regarding their dissatisfaction with Labor
relations not paying claims-need to be replaced with some rough and
tough real ones.

Name: Blamberry
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 11 July 2019

All Local Chairman should be recording derailments as reported by
conductors and engineers. 

The company will not report all of these but with a running list the
FRA can become involved.(Unsafe Conditions)

The union though, is too fuckin lazy to figure this simple shit out.
Too fuckin lazy to organize a switch out-where we tag all switches out.
Too fuckin lazy to write the media. Too fuckin lazy to challenge the
company at every turn.

Name: Canada
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 20-30 years
Posted: 11 July 2019

We had the major disaster in Quebec. The agency transport Canada let
this company run with a one man crew. Then 47 people die, and they get
the swat team to arrest the hogger at his home in front of his son. At
the end of the day employees not guilty. But the company and transport
Canada that decided it was ok for one person crew, had no
responsibility in the accident they felt.  My point being transport
Canada tried to find scape goats for an accident they set up. If you
feel something is unsafe protest, donít be part of the problem be part
of the solution.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 11 July 2019

Another disaster at Avon,    Letís see if they try and cover this one up
as well,     About time some heads start to roll.       Luckily no one
was killed!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 10 July 2019

https://www.wthr.com/article/train-collision-sparks-fire-avon-railyard

Name: Fire Marshall Bill
E-mail: 911
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 10 July 2019

Engine on FIRE in Avon.  Hahahaha

Name: Xís
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 10 July 2019

My two xís live in duplexís, and I still have my rr job.

Name: Po wife
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 10 July 2019

This is a site we try to save peoples jobs. There are sites and blogs
Iím sure you could discuss your relationship issues with like minded
people.

Name: To crews
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 10 July 2019

You are absolutely right about the kickbacks the ones who.should really
have to answer the tough questions is the FRA awhile ago a fra
inspector posted on here that the fuckstick ahead of the fra mr batory
or whatever the hell his name is absolutely takes bribes from the rr
maybe it somebody posting with a axe to grind with someone or just
maybe he knows what he is talking about awful funny how the fra just
changed there tune all the sudden about it sounds pretty fucky to me
and any politician that is good with 1 man crews shame on them and
everyone of them should be put on blast to the voting American citizens
that all they care about is the all mighty dollar

Name: PO wife
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 10 July 2019

Lady if you name some woman that you think is with your husband. True or
not and the statement can be trace back to you. You could be sued for
defamation by this woman. This is not the site to air your laundry
about your personal issues.

Name: Crews
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 10 July 2019

Ya the way I see it if you held a mock inquiry on two person vs one
person. It would be hard for the one person crew supporters to make a
case that one person in the cab is just as safe as two persons in the
cab. As far as being cost effective, I donít see any real value of
money being saved. Because the hogger canít be two places at once if
there are issues on the train. Rr know what Iím talking about, and how
do these rr companies sell to the public and politicians that a one
person crew is just as safe. They canít demonstrate this,the two person
crew is cost effective and much safer. Like the one poster said in the
event of an accident the crews are busy getting EMT people while the
other is out assistancing and assessing the situation. And I personally
feel if there is support for one person crews then they have gotten to
the politicians by means of kickbacks$$$$$$ just my view on it.

Name: enginner/cond
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 09 July 2019

Hatsoff

Thanks brother.  I am a member of the Union because I have to be to
keep my job.  If they were doing their jobs they would be yelling what
I posted off the roof tops. They would be doing a safety campaign. They
would be doing an organizing drive and demanding that all their members
we regarded as assets with valuable lives instead of numbers who are
costing them money. Are they? Have you seen any flyers or bumper
stickers? Have you seen any media statements? If they really cared they
would be all over this like stink of shitz but they are not! Its up to
all of us to let the public know what goes on out here. they just sit
back and watch trains go by and think its just a fun little job. Every
little boy wants to grow up one day and be a choo choo train operator.
They think this job is all glamor and glory. We need to get the truth
out. They are all blind and stupid. And this preaching safety safety
safety every time you turn around is a frickin joke. One big publicity
stunt to get backers on board. Nothing more, nothing less!

Name: 
E-mail: Recorded vote
Employed as: Car repair, for 30+ years
Posted: 09 July 2019

One thing I would fight for is a recorded vote, of the politicians that
do not support a two person crew. Then the people can go back on them
and vote them out. After being warned about the dangers of a one person
crew. Hold them all accountable!

Name: Hatsoff
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 09 July 2019

Engineer/conductor ape 20-30


Best post on here in years.  If you're not involved in the union you
should be.  We could use more men like you.   Thanks for the post.

Name: Social media
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 30+ years
Posted: 09 July 2019

One thing the average human has that changes everything is social media
and video. The big guns of these companies canít  hide shit anymore and
the politicians that side with them are going down. As a carman for
thirty six years I witnessed major toxic spills that where covered up,
we never had phones with cameras or social media. And no authority
wanted to hear your story of the negligence that your witnessed. If I
would of had a smart phone lots of these bastards would still be in
prison. You now have the power if you use it right to make them all
accountable, the old boys club is over.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 09 July 2019

Hey 
Name: Engineer/cond
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 09 July 2019

Way to go brother keep on preaching people are listening you hit the
nail on the head. Thatís exactly right. Donít know how many times Iíve
been blowing the horn engineer has to go bathroom or been on the second
unit resetting the traction motor fault to keep us going down the road.
Your exactly right thanks for all the great information. We keep
getting this word out it will happen. We need two men in the cab thatís
all there is to it. Iíve gotten so many bad work orders they have tried
to give me on the fly too. We make a good team. Iíve had to communicate
with engineer about new bulletins thatís has come out after not working
a subdivision for a while. Or an engineer that has been cut back for a
while and has questions too. We rely on one another. We job brief. They
always said when a person donít know ask. When they keep cutting there
is no one to ask anything anymore. Thanks for getting the word out

Name: Engineer/cond
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 09 July 2019

Brothers of both unions

You have all got this wrong when it come to 2 man crew verses one man
crew when all you do is worry about losing jobs.  Its common sense
thousands of railroad workers will lose their jobs if all the railroads
are allowed to go to 1 man crews. That's an issue you need to take up
with TRUMP!  He claims he is creating jobs then let him do something
about people keeping the ones they have!


This is about safety. This is about saving lives. Not just crew lives
but the American people as well. CSX preaches safety every single day.
Its in their rule books and in their advertising. Its 24 hour a day
safety...safety....safety. Well let them put their money where their
mouths are. Pay for safety. Keep 2 men in the cab.
The public has no idea what we deal with. Tell your neighbors about how
many cars we hit and people are killed every year when they are hit by
trains. Explain to them how the engineer is in the cab calling the
dispatcher and getting 911 called. He is taking care of anything that
may be wrong with the locomotive. He stays with the train. Tell them
how the conductor gets down and rushes to the vehicle to see if he can
possibly save a life. Maybe a baby is in the car and needs to be helped
or maybe the parents can be removed and need CPR. Maybe he can comfort
someone who is dying or in shock or screaming because they are severely
injured . Tell them about how we hit live stock and large deer. Tell
them how people love to put junk on the tracks. Shopping carts,
bicycles, steel barrows, wheelchairs and even abandoned cars. Tell them
about how many trees we hit a year and do extensive damage to the
locomotive. The engineer stays with the locomotives and assess the
damage and does what is necessary to radio dispatchers for help while
the conductors gets down and removes debris and check the rest of the
train for any damage or signs of derailment. Tell them about the
territory that is in the middle of TIM BUCK TWO!  The places where no
one can get to you fast unless you have a helicopter. Tell them how
radios don't always work in remote locations. Telemetry drops out and
communication is lost. How many times does a conductor have to go back
and trouble shoot another unit after alarms are going off. The engineer
keeps the train rolling the best he can while the conductor checks the
computers and checks to see if it is loading. Tell them about the blind
curves that only one crew member can see around when your approaching
public crossings or trees that block signals so that only one crew
member can see them until you get the train right on top of them. Tell
them about wash outs from floods, and heat warped rail and fog so thick
you cant see a foot in front of you. SO WHAT IF YOU GOT PTC!!  PTC does
not tell you if a car in stopped on the tracks or a tree is across it
or a person is walking in the tracks or there is 5 inches of water over
the rail! Tell them how crew members have been attacked and some have
even been killed by gang thugs and trespassers. A single man has no
chance in hell in  these situations. It is better to have someone else
with you to keep watch when working in bad areas and ghetto rail yards.
The list goes on and on. Tell them how the company took away the right
of the crew members to take a power nap. One crew member is supposed to
call stopped every 15 minutes while they are waiting on line of road. As
long as someone is awake and doing this and paying attention there is no
reason on god green earth while a tired crew member cant take a 20
minute power nap. Tell them how crews are run into the ground and some
are called out every 10 hours around the clock. They work all hours of
the day and night and most have no weekends off. The company wont even
let them have a power nap. What is going to happen when there is only 1
man on the train by himself and he is just plain worn out or is sick and
afraid to take a day off because of the companies new attendance policy
which is just absolutely insane. People come to work sick all the time.
Vomiting, diarrhea, fevers and the flu doesn't stop them because they
are in fear of losing their jobs. How is a sick man who is all by
himself going to be able to make a full run safely and without risking
his life or the publics when he doesn't have his other crew member to
help keep him alert. The engineer has many roles and duties as well as
the conductor. There are times when something happens that it is a must
for an engineer to be on board and ready to take instructions while the
conductor handles the rest of the responsibilities.  There are so many
things that go into railroading and running trains that the public
doesn't know a thing about. 
THIS ONE MAN CREW IDEA IS THE MOST UNSAFE AND IRRESPONSIBLE IDEA that
has ever been brought forward in the history of the railroad industry. 
And for what? To save a damn dollar. To line someone's pockets. To make
someone rich. Who care who gets killed. Who care about the destruction
to family lives. I don't know about you but I sure the hell do and so
should every person in America!

Name: (H.R. 1748 Safe Freight Act)
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 08 July 2019

Here is where we are today with the safe freight act HR 1748 TWO MEN
CREW BILL. It has passed Congress now has to be passed through the
Senate! Once this happens it then needs to be signed into law by the
president. I have not seen anywhere it has passed through the senate as
I sure would love to see it just like everyone else. I know they are now
offering to contact your Local Senate on http://smart-union.org/td. This
can even be used by the public anyone can get the word out. Itís gonna
be a tough fight and itís gonna take everyone. Anywhere we think we can
get the word out Facebook YouTube your neighbors church members
co-workers even retirees. Itís gonna be a long tough battle regardless
of union. This is not just one class one railroad but now a national
issue with all class one railroads. PLEASE I URGE EVERYONE stand up get
the word out letís not let these greedy companies put us out of work. We
need these jobs more then they do. Get the word out stand up and fight.
Letís band together get excited. This is gonna have to be a pushback.
If we get cut off engineers are next so itís gonna take us all to
fight. These companies are bringing in more profits then ever before.
They say itís because they wanna take a man out of a truck we thatís
one load. We haul how many loads? Trains continue to get longer and
longer we need these jobs and to help protect the public and our
retirement. Letís stand together and get the word out.  1. Protect the
TWO MAN CREW BILL (HR 1748 Safe Freight Act) Itís about public safety
and jobs. 
2. Go to SMART-UNION.org/td 
Click on the Red button support two person crews on the right side of
division home page. 
2.  Enter contact info ( this is needed to direct the email to your
member of congress. 
3. Click Send. The pre-drafted message will be sent directly to your
member of congress. 
4. This effects railroad retirement, retired railroaders, current
railroaders thereís even a spot for the general public to make there
voice be heard. Please take action there is 175,000 conductors and
59,000 engineers that need this support not to mention public safety at
risk.

Name: Disasters
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 30+ years
Posted: 08 July 2019

When the left hand does not know what the right hand is doing people
die. And over the years on the rr it has happened over and over every
department. The worst I seen on the rr was a guy burn to death, I can
still hear the screaming. It just about put me in the looney bin. If
shit is unsafe refuse to do it, you only get one life.

Name: engineer
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 08 July 2019

Family and public

we can't count on our fingers and toes how many times we have left our
terminals with a train that ended up having extra cars in them that no
one knew about. Many times they end up being cars carrying hazmat
materials. That isn't the only problem. Dispatchers are notorious
about not doing good job briefings. Sometimes a dispatcher doesn't
know what train you are on, where you are located, what time your on
duty or if you have been having mechanical problems. There have been
times pay has been denied for claims of working out of your assigned
limits because the company says according to their tracking systems you
never took your train to the location that was claimed. You think a crew
would make up moving an entire train to a bogus location. How could they
not be able to track where a train travels. How many lost cars are out
there. How much slips under the radar. Now they want to put one man by
himself on these trains. How about security. How about crew members who
were seriously injured by trespassers on the trains. How about a crew
member getting sick or even having a heart attack and no one else is
there to help. Train crews travel remote areas. Some are out in the
middle of no where. Who would move the train to a location that
emergency personnel could get to if a man was by himself. There are
other factors. The railroads are not telling the whole truth. One man
crews are nothing more than an attempt to save the almighty dollar and
line the greedy pockets of shareholders. Safety and security should be
the number one priority. No if, and's or but's!  Practice what they
preach! The FRA should be 100% behind 2 man crews. Why does it always
take the death of a crew member or a train wreck to get the point
across. It's time for the railroads to stop making stupid rules and
regulations that have to be changed after blood has been spilled!

Name: cond
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 08 July 2019

we have won


where did you find info that the bill passed. I cant find anything
definate.  please post where you found it.

In the meantime keep calling and voicing your opinion. call the smart-
union.org/td. Keep telling your neighbors and family about it. FRA is
still in the pockets of the RR.

Name: We have won 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 08 July 2019

May I have your attention please.Attention all brothers and sisters on
the rr.We have won the bill has passed 2 man crews are a done deal.I
encourage you all to celebrate
Go out and get an ice cream or something
.holla holla holla

Name: Sucks everywhere
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 08 July 2019

https://ca.indeed.com/cmp/Cp-Rail/reviews same everywhere Hh peered.

Name: Karma
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 08 July 2019

Gotta hit this POS company and it's managers where it hurts boys and
girls. We can't count on the FRA or Unions to do anything, Lawyer up.

COOK COUNTY RECORD
Monday, July 8, 2019


Engineer accuses CSX Transportation of defamation of character
By Bree Gonzales | Jul 13, 2018


CHICAGO ó A locomotive engineer is suing CSX Transport Inc and James
Spencer, citing alleged defamation of character.

Abel Vasquez filed a complaint June 26 in Cook County Circuit Court,
alleging the defendants published defamatory statements against Vasquez
that claimed he used a CSX computer for a personal matter and that he
was insubordinate.

According to the complaint, the statements published on Nov. 6, 2017
allegedly hurt Vasquez's good name, standing in the community and
professional reputation. Vasquez claims CSX Transport and Spencer knew
the statements were false and made them to hurt Vasquez.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks a sum in excess of
$50,000, including exemplary damages plus the costs of the lawsuit. He
is represented by George Brugess of Cogan & Power PC in Chicago.

Cook County Circuit Court case number 2018-L-006628

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 08 July 2019

Train master / supervisor 1-10 months. 

Just give you a title with alittle authority, pour some Kool-aid down
your throat and you're gullible enough to believe anything.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 08 July 2019

Read The Rules .. How LAZY some employees are is truly amazing. Then
turn cartwheels and jump and down in Surprise when Written Up.

Name: kyle
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 08 July 2019

there is a vid on youtube of a csx wreck caught live by a cam, just
search yt train derails in ohio, train was at track speed 50 mph when
the 2nd unit froze a traction motor or the journal burned off wrecked
about half the train,lucky as no haz mat cars got involved, no sound
but you can sure see what happened.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 07 July 2019

Great news headed our way fellas keep up the great work getting the word
out. Now that the bill has moved to senate we gotta keep on pushing till
they pass it then president signs it into law. The louder our voices get
the better it will be for all of us. Keep sending in those emails. Iíve
been leaving a paper on every train I get off of to pass it on to the
next crew. Leaving papers in crew rooms for others. Letís get the word
out. Thanks to everyone. 
Two-person crew bill introduced in United States Senate
INDEPENDENCE, Ohio, June 27 ó A two-person crew bill was introduced in
the United States Senate on June 26. The Safe Freight Act, a companion
bill to H.R. 1748 in the U.S. House of Representatives, would promote
rail safety by mandating at least two-person crews on all freight
trains in the United States. The bill was introduced by Senators Edward
J. Markey (D-Mass.) and Ron Wyden (D-Ore.). 

According to a press release from Senator Markeyís office: ďThe bill is
designed to correct the Federal Railroad Administrationís recent
rollback of a proposed rule that would have established these necessary
safety standards. The Safe Freight Act will specifically require that
all freight trains have at least one certified conductor and one
certified engineer on board, who can then work together to protect the
safety of both the train and people living near the tracks.Ē

Other Senators co-sponsoring the Safe Freight Act are Senators Richard
Blumenthal (D-Conn.), Angus King (I-Maine), Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.),
Tina Smith (D-Minn.), Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio),
Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), and Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.).

ďThe FRA abdicated its responsibility as our nationís rail safety
agency when it withdrew the proposed two-person crew rule,Ē Senator
Markey said. ďA series of tragic accidents have resulted in recent
years from unattended and understaffed trains, making clear that we
need enough crew on board to protect both property and the public. I am
proud to lead the introduction of the Safe Freight Act with Senator
Wyden to address this critical safety concern.Ē

Senator Markey cited the 2013 tragedy in Lac-Mťgantic, Quebec where an
unattended freight train carrying 72 tank cars of crude oil derailed
and exploded, killing 47 people, destroying much of the town, and
causing millions of dollars in environmental damage. The train was
operated by a single employee. 

ďThe decision by the FRA to abandon its planned two-person crew rule
makes no sense, especially in light of recent rail accidents,Ē said
Senator Wyden. ďThis is a matter of safety and security for rail crew
and the public, and experts agree. Itís now up to Congress to step in
and require freight trains have the staffing required to keep folks
safe.Ē

ďThe Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen has led the fight
for railroad safety for over 156 years,Ē said BLET National President
Dennis R. Pierce. ďTwo-person crews make for safer, more efficient
train operations, and two-person crews play a key role in safeguarding
our nationís communities when a serious accident occurs. I congratulate
Senator Markey for stepping up to lead the fight for a safer railroad
industry and a safer America.Ē

ďSMART Transportation Division has been working tirelessly to promote
safety in the railroad industry,Ē said SMART Transportation Division
President John Previsich. ďThere is no doubt that the safest rail
operation is a two-person crew operation. After several major train
derailments, we must send a clear message to our lawmakers and the
general public that multi-person crews are essential to ensuring the
safest rail operations possible in their communities. I would like to
thank Senator Markey for his leadership on this critical issue as we
continue improve safety on our nation''''s railroads for both our
members and the general public.Ē 

In the U.S. House of Representatives, Rep. Don Young (R-Alaska)
introduced H.R. 1748 on March 22, 2019. Also known as the Safe Freight
Act, the House version of the bill would also require that two
certified crew members operate freight trains the United States. It
currently has 74 co-sponsors.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 07 July 2019

Just wanted to say thanks 🙏 to everyone for getting the word out
on the (HR 1758 Safe Freight Act bill) thatís what itís gonna take if we
all get this word out and stick together regardless of union issues or
any other issue WE CAN WIN THIS!!!! I urge anyone who hasnít got to see
the state of the rail workforce to watch it. As you can see how the FRA
is paid off too. Itís finally nice to see congress knows whatís going
on with Wall Street. Thank you chairmen DeFazio and so many others to
tell it like it is. This isnít a collective bargaining agreement but a
matter of safety and jobs. PROTECT YOUR JOB!!!! LET YOUR VOICE BE
HEARD!!!!! TAKE A STAND!!!!!!!GET
THE WORD OUT!!!!! THIS IS FOR ALL RAILROADERS RETIREES EVEN THE
GENERAL
PUBLIC!!! THIS EFFECTS US ALL!!!!!
1. Go to SMART-UNION.org/td 
Click on the Red button support two person crews on the right side of
division home page. 
2.  Enter contact info ( this is needed to direct the email to your
member of congress. 
3. Click Send. The pre-drafted message will be sent directly to your
member of congress. 
4. This effects railroad retirement, retired railroaders currency
railroaders thereís even a spot for the general public to make there
voice be heard. Please take action there is 175,000 conductors and
59,000 engineers that need this support not to mention public safety
at risk. 
SUPPORT YOUR TWO PERSON CREW BILL. TAKE ACTION TODAY!!! We all have
seen the FRA drop the ball on the two person crew bill it was a slap
the face. Stand up get the word out to everyone you know. This affects
all of us. Donít go down without a fight. Letís stick together a beat
this. It starts with you!!! We have all seen what this company has
done. Letís get it done and protect our jobs for future railroaders
and
protect our railroad retirement too. Letís get the job done and make
it
happen also letís protect public safety. Also if you havenít seen the
video I strongly urge you to watch it on YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JGF4wgQolJ4&feature=share. Great video
and worth watching how members of congress do there job. Please do
your
part to protect the jobs keep the great American railroad going strong.

Name: Derailments
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 30+ years
Posted: 07 July 2019

I know for a fact that most smaller derailments are covered up, from
media and goverment. Iíve cleaned up lots of cars, and you dare not
talk to anyone about it. I knew a supervisor that was fired for giving
the media a statement about a loco that had a turbo fire etc. If the rr
is so safe makes me wonder why rr are so nervous about public and
goverment finding out about mishaps  But the rr will always looks  for
that unionized employee as a scape goat.  If the public only knew the
danger of what is moving by them or there schools etc. Anhydrous
ammonia is deadly will dehydrate the body in seconds your eye balls
will dry up like prunes.  The chemicals that will fry your lungs one
breath etc.But the rr donít care about life, they just composite
survivors and there family lies after a drawn out court case. One of
these trains has to light up in a community that the politicians live
in to really  get the message. Even Hh said that extra set of eyes in
the cab is valuable towards safety.

Name: Audits
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 07 July 2019

I would love to see two person crews stay safety safety. And the
goverment to do an audit of all these rr taking tax dollars that where
meant for infrastructure improvement. But the rr have teams of people
working hard on trying to siphon the tax money into upper managements
pockets. And the hand picked board of directers give these criminals
the ok to do it. Keep the two person train crew to have safe operations
of trains. Get rid of the white collar corruption and start making these
rr accountable for the tax dollars they, get that was meant for safety
and infrastructure. Not phoney bonuses and unjustified large salaries.

Name: Brake Stick
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 07 July 2019

Hey Engineer I remember those stickers! I thought the TM's heads were
going to explode. I think making a poster picture of the locomotives
from Panhandle TX head on collision or rail cars from Lac-Mťgantic rail
disaster to give a shock and awe stating about the dangers of the
railroad including what could happen if one person only in a cab of a
locomotive.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 07 July 2019

"One person crews are inevitable, it's just a question of when."
Micheal Ward 

 ....SAY WHUUUT??!!

Name: conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 07 July 2019

All brothers

Went to the site smart-unioin.org/td and signed the support bill for 2
man crews. scroll down until you see the red tab for the hr
1748(support 2 man crews) and click on it.  Its a piece of cake and
doesn't take 5 minutes. It also has a place for you to send the info
to 5 other people. I sent it to my family members. You have a place to
put a message. Tell them to send it to other people they know. It
doesn't matter what state they live in.  I got an email reply back
from Indiana senator Trey Hollingsworth by the end of the day. sure it
is automatic but so what! Said he would get back with more info. Just
do it people. The more the better. He is in Wash. D.C. and he can let
others know there that he is getting emails from people live in other
states besides Indiana.  Get to it people. You got computers. You got
cell phones. Just do it!

Name: Engineer
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 06 July 2019

Unions going to help us?

If the unions want to help us they need to start another bumper sticker
campaign like they did years ago. Remember? The bumper sticker that
said....The Nations Railroads-they use us then abuse us! Remember what
happened. Supervisors went crazy. Tried to ban the cars form the
parking lots. Threatened to discipline anyone who had them on their
lockers or company property. The UTU and BLET need to come out with
another one backing our safety. Let the public see them. Maybe we can
come up with one of our own.  Got any good ideas for one?
Submit them here. Lets see what we can do it the unions wont get on
board with it!

How about.... When hauling hazardous chemicals...two heads are better
than one!  Support crew safety on our railroads. Demand two person
crews on our Nations trains!

Name: Legal
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 06 July 2019

T&E crews

Be very careful about circulating any information that is printed on
your work orders. You have a strict policy that states that you must
not divulge company affairs or permit access to company records. If you
circulate a train sheet you will be violating these rules. There would
be a way to do it but you would have to make sure a line up wasn't
printed. One hazmat car would be hard to trace but if you were to
circulate several they could very easily trace those shipments to the
train they were on.  However, you should have no problem discussing the
matter with your immediate family especially your spouse or children.
They have every right to know what kind of situation you work in. They
have every right to understand the dangerous situations that you may be
in when you report to work. I can safely say that no judge in the
country would fine a conductor or engineer for discussing their job
situation with their spouse or children. You do not work for the FBI.
You are not bound by a "Gag" order. You are not divulging information
that is a threat to national security.  Be very careful on how you chose
to circulate any information if you decide to follow the advise from
conductor 1-10.

Name: Media campaign
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 06 July 2019

Like I said before all the rr unions have to get a commercial on tv
thirty seconds , on the dangers of a one man crew. That will get the
attention of the public and politicians. It will stick in the minds of
the people and then there will be pressure put on the law makers. There
is only one shot at this. I remember when the caboose came off, and
trains where fowl in the sidings lots of accidents that where covered
up.

Name: conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 06 July 2019

Retired

To answer your question on safety the rule book says when  there is an
uncertainty employees must: take the safe course and contact a
supervisor for clarification.  Now think about this.  You take what you
think is the safest course then you contact a supervisor to find out if
what you did is ok. He then tells you it wasn't then tries to write
you up for doing it. You think this can happen? Your dumb as a box of
rocks if you think it wont happen. How do you fight this?  The rule
book has rules written with subcategories listed as a...b..c etc or
1...2...3.  etc.  If the rules are written in steps of 1..2...3 then
that's how you are supposed to follow them. Taking safest course of
action comes first. Why? Because we all know how long it will take to
get a supervisor on the radio or get them to answer the phone if you
got one and are willing to use it. Might be waiting for hours.

Name: cond
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 06 July 2019

BROTHERS


Just went to the smart-union.org/td page and sent my message.  It also
gives you a place to send the info to 5 other people via email. The
security picture I had to enter at the end was impossible to get
correct. They don't specify if it is case sensitive. I just hit the
back button a few times and started over. The second time I got a pic
that was easier and just used lower case on the letters. It went
through ok.  Im going to try to go back in and send it again with more
email addresses. Hopefully it will let me in again later!

Don't be lazy. Just do it. Its important as hell!  Tell your neighbors
about it.  It lets you chose it you are a friend or family as well. Make
sure you send your local number to them in your message.

Name: engineer
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 06 July 2019

All union brothers


You really want to help with stopping this one man crew issue? You need
to talk to all of your neighbors.  Keep several copies of your work
orders that show the hazmat materials you have in your train. Your
neighbors have no idea what kind of materials we haul. Why would they.
Their lives don't revolve around the railroad. Why would they know
what we haul. Every time I go past a house that is way to close to the
tracks I always wonder what the people living in them would say if we
stopped and walked over to their doors and showed them what we had on
our train. Explain to them every time we go past your house and you are
sitting there watching TV or eating dinner with your family or playing
with your kids there is a good chance we have something in our train
that would kill you if we were to derail or we had a leak. Some of our
materials require evacuations over 10 miles. Show them the hazmat
material book. Show them how dangerous some of these chemicals are. Let
them know they want just one person on that train. tell them about your
hours. Tell them about man power shortages and how tired everyone is. 
These people are clueless. They sit in their homes and don't give it a
second thought. If they knew Im sure there would be plenty that would
freak the hell out. I know my neighbors didn't know anything until I
talked to them. They are behind me 100% on blocking 1 man crews.  Just
talk to your neighbors. Give them the numbers to call and express their
opinions. That's all you have to do. Scare the hell out of the people
living next to the tracks. Go to the schools that are next to the
track. Give the info to the teachers. Go to the churches next to the
tracks.  Get the info out there.  That's all you have to do!

A good idea would be to copy this post and the previous post and attach
it to a copy of your hazmat description list in your work order. Make a
copy of the description of the material in your emergency response
guide. Leave it in the mailboxes or in their front doors. If they come
to the door then ask them to please read everything and please support
you in your effort to stop the madness and protect everyone from the 1
man crew crusade. If you don't actually speak to anyone these post
will explain it all!  Real simple to do!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 05 July 2019

June 2019 SMART TD News By reaching out, we can get momentum on 2PC
bill
Page 4
SMART GENERAL PRESIDENTíS COLUMN In March, Colorado
By Joseph Sellers Jr.
guarding rail workers and the communities we trans- port material and
passen- gers through 24 hours a day, seven days a week. This
legislation addresses critical safety issues such as fatigue and access
for first responders at rail crossing accidents and derailments that
occur on a regular basis and threaten our foremost goal of ensur- ing
every member comes home safe and sound to their families.
posals. We have made important progress in two- person crew legislation
in a number of states, there is still much that needs to be done.
act on this vital issue. On the federal level, H.R. 1748 was introduced
to safeguard each and every state, coun- ty and local community. Text
the words RAIL SAFETY to 21333 (message and data rates may apply). This
will then prompt you with a series of talking points to review. Next,
reply with the word NOW and you will be patched through to your
congresspersonís office so they can hear from you directly over the
phone about this important issue. After you are done, you will be sent
a link to an online version of this action where you can send in your
own letter, with pre-built writing points to start you off. For- ward
these to your friends, family and fellow workers. The more of us who
take part, the stronger our efforts become, and the greater an impact
we can make. For
those who may not know, each phone call a congres- sional office
receives is weighed to be the equiva- lent of 25 emails about a
particular issue. So, make certain you utilize every avenue of
communication when contacting Congress.
 became the fifth state to have two-person crew legis- lation passed by
its upper and lower houses and signed by its governor. In May, Nevada
followed suit and became the sixth state to do so.
But the stark reality, espe- cially after the FRAís attempt to quash
the laws established in six states, is that this rail safety legisla-
tion will not prevail across the land unless we all join the cause,
make it our fight and not leave it to someone else. That includes each
one of us communicating with our elected representa- tives and making
them rec- ognize the importance of this legislation to our safety and
well-being. It also includes reaching out to our neighbors, family and
com- munity so they can under- stand this issue and the effect it has
on their own safety.
I want to commend every local and member involved in Colorado and in
Nevada on the passage, as well the other state-wide efforts to
safeguard workers, passen- gers and our communities.
 This year, Illinois, Min- nesota and Maryland also saw houses in their
legisla- tures pass similar bills Ė then Marylandís governor again
vetoed the legislation, for a second time, while the Illinois bill was
on the cusp of action from their gover- nor. The Federal Railroad
Administration (FRA) decid- ed to try to put an end to all the momentum
generated by our actions in late May.
Despite the FRA setback, we can continue our charge. We will focus on
the future by safeguarding the present for us and our families.
 Thereís a reason we talk about two-person crew leg- islation at length
in print, online and face to face at our workplace and confer- ences. It
is vital in safe-
Fraternally,
As local and state political leaders hear about the importance of rail
safety, they begin to respond to these common-sense pro-
We have made it easier to
Joseph Sellers, Jr. SMART General President

Name: Safe Freight Act (HR 1748)
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 05 July 2019

1. Protect the TWO MAN CREW BILL (HR 1748 Safe Freight Act) Itís about
public safety and jobs. 
2. Go to SMART-UNION.org/td 
Click on the Red button support two person crews on the right side of
division home page. 
2.  Enter contact info ( this is needed to direct the email to your
member of congress. 
3. Click Send. The pre-drafted message will be sent directly to your
member of congress. 
4. This effects railroad retirement, retired railroaders, current
railroaders thereís even a spot for the general public to make there
voice be heard. Please take action there is 175,000 conductors and
59,000 engineers that need this support not to mention public safety at
risk. 




YouTube
PROTECT YOUR JOB!!!! LET YOUR VOICE BE HEARD!!!!! TAKE A
STAND!!!!!!!GET
THE WORD OUT!!!!! THIS IS FOR ALL RAILROADERS RETIREES EVEN THE
GENERAL
PUBLIC!!! THIS EFFECTS US ALL!!!!!
1. Go to SMART-UNION.org/td 
Click on the Red button support two person crews on the right side of
division home page. 
2.  Enter contact info ( this is needed to direct the email to your
member of congress. 
3. Click Send. The pre-drafted message will be sent directly to your
member of congress. 
4. This effects railroad retirement, retired railroaders currency
railroaders thereís even a spot for the general public to make there
voice be heard. Please take action there is 175,000 conductors and
59,000 engineers that need this support not to mention public safety
at
risk. 
SUPPORT YOUR TWO PERSON CREW BILL. TAKE ACTION TODAY!!! We all have
seen the FRA drop the ball on the two person crew bill it was a slap
the face. Stand up get the word out to everyone you know. This affects
all of us. Donít go down without a fight. Letís stick together a beat
this. It starts with you!!! We have all seen what this company has
done. Letís get it done and protect our jobs for future railroaders
and
protect our railroad retirement too. Letís get the job done and make
it
happen also letís protect public safety. Also if you havenít seen the
video I strongly urge you to watch it on YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JGF4wgQolJ4&feature=share. Great video
and worth watching how members of congress do there job. Please do
your
part to protect the jobs keep the great American railroad going
strong.


1. Protect the TWO MAN CREW BILL (HR 1748 Safe Freight Act) Itís about
public safety and jobs. 
2. Go to SMART-UNION.org/td 
Click on the Red button. 
2.  Enter contact info 
3. Click Send.

Name: brakeman
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for 30+ years
Posted: 05 July 2019

Trap

They used to pull that stupid shit when I was still working the yards.
Some jerk would show up and try and make the local supervisors look bad
by busting his crews. Its all a stupid game. they will cut each others
throats in a new York minute. All we did was walk slow! Followed the
rules to the letter. Slowed things down. They have no idea how many
ways you can do something by the rules but different and take twice as
long. One time we had it slowed down so bad the stuffed shirts showed
up and wanted to know what the hell was happening to production. We had
no problem telling them straight out that some jackass showed up on the
property trying to make a name for himself and sticking it to or
supervisors. Made it very clear if they wanted to play games like that
then we can all work in fear and it is what it is! They got the jackass
out of dodge and things went back to normal. When I say normal I mean
normal. Real railroading and getting things done.

Name: Trap
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 30+ years
Posted: 05 July 2019

When I worked at cprail under ceo Hh. They would put out these safety
bullitins. If a local super visitor seen you violating one of the
stupid rules, he would look the other way, that is what they wanted you
to think. Then a supervisor from another terminal that you never seen
before would pull employee out of service, Iím talking stupid shit like
not having vest zipped all the way,or bending instead of bending at the
knees.

Name: loco
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 05 July 2019

Rules

Your hitting it spot on.  I see guys standing closer than 10 feet to
switches in the yards all the time while they are working. Remote guys
are the worst. You also got those idiots on line of road that stand
closer than 30 feet. The engineers do it to. They think standing next
to their steps is legal. They will find out how legal when one gets
hurt and they don't win a dime in court. We got supervisors telling
crews they have to make an effort to get down and watch these roll by
inspections.  Got them scared to death. I don't get down if I cant get
30 feet from the adjacent rail. You get hurt your done. If they want to
write us up for it and we know we cant get 30 feet away we have grounds
to file intimidation charges and trying to scare us into working
unsafely and breaking the rules. The rule says you only do it when duty
and terrain permits. Cant believe the amount of idiots who  put their
jobs on the line and are too stupid to realize they wont get a dime
when they get hurt.

Name: Priceless poop
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 05 July 2019

https://www.nonpareilonline.com/news/courts/union-pacific-sues-over-right-to-fire-engineer-who-defecated/article_9e388e0a-da37-5bd2-8e55-43486e2287ed.amp.html

Name: Ged
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 05 July 2019

Go get your GED its a piece of cake, you  write five tests. The ones you
pass you do not have to rewrite. Just the tests you fail you rewrite,
there is a time spread between each rewrite. I dropped out of high
school. I studied a bit passed all tests first try, cost $25.00 to
write test. It  can open doors for you!

Name: Conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 05 July 2019

Brothers


Candy ass mole chimed in with his bull crap distraction tactic that is
one of the worst I've seen on here yet!  What a loser!  Cant figure
out what post got his company mole ass britches stuck up his arss. 
FMLA? Keep the info coming. White collar corps don't post on this
site. If they get caught using company computers they are walked off
the property.  This guy is a distractor and a bad one at that!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 05 July 2019

Well we on the U.P.are now running trains of 30,000 tons and up to 250
cars around here, didn't think it would happen but here we are.  
  Crazy

Name: Eyes wide open 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 05 July 2019

Do you have to have graduated from high school to get on with csx?I quit
in the 8 grade.I would  love to get my hands on one of them railroad
paychecks.I got my eyes wide open

Name: FMLA
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 05 July 2019

FMLA every weekend !

Name: Ford white collar workers
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 05 July 2019

White collar workers world wide ford is cutting 17000 jobs to start
with. Like CSX they hit the union employees first. Now they are looking
at white collar CSX workers,if you do not bring value and profit to CSX.
Your most likely on the hit list,it is being done in most major
companies across North America. The Ai software and programs are
replacing these jobs at a rate never seen before. Better get the
calculator out and see if your one of the team getting a package. They
are trying to opt out of severance packages also, doom and gloom folks.

Name: Corporate mentor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 05 July 2019

Hey corporate fag azz
I quit your shithole operation you can't do a damn thing to me why
don't you post your information on here

Name: Candy ass 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years
Posted: 05 July 2019

Monitor well if you don't believe im in coorperate why don't you go
ahead and post your name and contact number on here and if i can verify
its really you lets see what happens.have a good day

Name: Psr 1
E-mail: 
Employed as: Yard Master, for 20-30 years
Posted: 05 July 2019

Well, good morning everyone.  My give a shitter is broken.  Just heard
through a good source,  that the W and A sub is in the process of being
sold to NS for directional running.  Looks to be in service for NS, Sept
15th. NS crews will start qualifying Sept 1st.

Name: Candy azz kicker
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 05 July 2019

I got some thing you can monitor.
You sound like the kinda fag that comes up with all the rules that piss
everyone off
And schedule that makes every one work round the clock 7 days a week 52
weeks a year.
I bet your azz aint never put in a 70 hour week in your life.
While you where attending College delivering pizza and smoking
marijuana
You where afraid of having to work for a living. You'd be in a
homeless camp washing car windshields if you didn't  suck your way in
to a cushy office job at the purple Palace

Name: monitor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 10-20 years
Posted: 04 July 2019

Candy ass

LIAR!

CSX ETHICS POLICY

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.

You trolls just kill me.

Name: Rules
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years
Posted: 04 July 2019

Reckless endangerment

Thank you for the compliment. I will be the first to say that I am not
perfect and I make mistakes on a daily basis. The purpose for my
posting is to help employees who want to be helped and to advise those
who are to lazy to pick up their books and find any conflicting issues
or to just better their situation while at work. I hope that you and
others will immediately bring any error that I may make to my
attention. We must not forget that we are all human and we are always
capable of making mistakes. T&E employees must also remember that the
carrier does not make rules and regulations to attack anyone
personally. I have heard many in the fields voice their hatred towards
the carrier and the way THEY are treated. No rule is ever written to be
directed at one particular person. Its big business and it is their job
to do everything in their power to protect their interest and secure
their jobs. I can not say it is a fact that Mr. Foote has never read an
operating rules manual from front to back but its a pretty good bet he
hasn't. He has people hired to handle these matters. This includes a
very good team of lawyers. The only protection you have for yourself is
to read everything they hand to you. Analyze it. Find the mistakes
because they will be there. There always is! Read between the lines.
Find the gray areas and loopholes. One simple word can make the
difference between winning or losing in court.
You may have not been around when the rule books were published in
2012. If you can get your hands on them I think you would find them as
an interesting read. The concept of the rules were not that different
but little words here and there made all the difference in the world.
As an example, the safe way rules were listed as GS(general safety
rules). GS-10 rule covered On or about tracks. I will pick one example
of the rule.  "When working on or about tracks, stand at least 10 feet
or more from a switch or derail being traversed during switching
operations WHEN PRACTICAL". If you look closely throughout your new
operating rules manual you will find that the wording "When
Practical" is not used. Now look at rule 2100.3 (on or about track
safety) and how it has been worded.  The omission of two single words
(when practical) make all the difference in the world on how you can
perform your duties. You can brace your foot against the base of the
rail to assist in moving a coupler but you are not allowed to step on a
rail. You say....what? It is like telling a sailor he can ride in the
boat his entire career but he can never get into the water or get wet.
The carrier is just as responsible for your safety as you are for
following their rules. When a supervisor ask you to break a rule to
speed the job up he/she is basically saying they think the rule is
stupid and doesn't need to be followed or he/she is a very smart
supervisor that knows there is a gray area or a contradicting rule that
will allow him/her to stay out of trouble if something goes wrong. It
could also be something worse. Maybe they don't care if you get hurt.
If you know the rules you'll know the type of supervisor you are
dealing with.

Name: To railfa
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 04 July 2019

Hey rail fan call this number 904 332 3500 ask for JIMBO he will hook
you up you poser fucking clown get a life dickhead

Name: Candy ass 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years
Posted: 04 July 2019

I work for cooperate in Jacksonville.We are monitoring this site you
bunch of candy asses.If we find out who yall are im going to write you
up.simply put everyone that post on this site is a candy ass

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 04 July 2019

Just FMLA Ďd their ass , happy 4th and 5th , fireworks and booze tonite

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 04 July 2019

Have a Happy 4th of July, and don't forget....CSX SUCKS!

Name: Rail fan 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 04 July 2019

Im interested in working for such  a fine company like csx.Always been
interested in the railroad.Can somebody on here get me hired on?

Name: Corporate office
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 04 July 2019

When all you desk jockies, have your jobs cut. You could get jobs as
taxi dispatchers,vacuum cleaner salesman. So get your profile on linked
in ASAP.

Name: 101 Airborne
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 1-10 years
Posted: 03 July 2019

To whom it may concern:  Got my first and only hemorrhoid while employed
at this company.  Jumped ship couple years ago and my spincter hasnít
itched since.  Best of luck to all vets out there,  FTW!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 03 July 2019

This place is so whack !!!!!

Name: Reckless Endangerment
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 03 July 2019

To Rules,

Thank for your enlightening and invaluable posts. I've learned a few
things from your posts.

Name: Retired Now
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 03 July 2019

Is the old rule "When in doubt take the safe(st) course" still
in the books?

Name: Common sense
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 03 July 2019

Not everyone has common sense, you hit the nail on the head. The company
writes the rules it is up to the company to explain them in full.
Inquire to to the company threw your union rep. That is why the rep is
there so the membership does not get many interpretations from
different managers. And if an employee screws up on a rule the company
will make sure you are on the mat.

Name: conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 03 July 2019

rules

Have you or anyone else you've been consulting pointed this stuff out
to the FRA?  Talking safety and then writing rules that allows the
crews to interpret them any way they want just to save time doesn't
cut it. Not everyone has common sense. Writing the rules the way they
have shows that.

Name: rules
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years
Posted: 03 July 2019

T&E
 
Rule 4304.2 (chart) does NOT INCLUDE the procedure for inspections of a
key train.  Hazmat rule 6404 covers your responsibility.


RULE 308-Trains in emergency

At one time there was a rule that you must not move a key train over 5
mph if you could not inspect it at the current location. The rule was 
10 mph on all other trains. This rule can not be found in writing. We
suggest you continue to follow the deleted key train rule. All trains 
experiencing an emergency application may proceed when authorized to do
so but must not exceed 20 mph for one train length. Do not let this rule
confuse you  If you need to move a train to another location to inspect
it because you are unable to safely perform the inspection in your
current location, DO NOT MOVE THE TRAIN OVER 10 mph. You should be
inspecting the train as it is moved and all roll by inspections must be
10 mph. The only exception to this rule is when you are stopped on line
of road and on the ground inspecting a passing train.  Trains may pass
you at speeds up to 60 mph. Always take the safest course of action.

RULE 308.4

Pay special attention to the wording of this rule!  Steps 3 and 4 can
get you in trouble.  Trains stopped at night or in blind curves should
be fully inspected until you can absolutely see the entire train is
safe to move.  DO NOT ASSUME that the reason your train requires
excessive power to move is because you are on a steep hillside or you
were not given adequate power for your tonnage and length. These 2
steps can throw you in a trick bag and could cost you your job.  NEVER
ASSUME. 

The detector and emergency application rules have been greatly reduced 
in order to cut time and delay of trains. You are still solely
responsible for the safe movement of all trains. Use common sense. Not
all rules are to be considered the safest course of action as written!

Name: cond.
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 03 July 2019

HA!HA!

Well the heat has already started. Our utility man was told to watch a
shove for an inbound train to help out. He couldn't ride the last car
so he started walking it in. The YM wanted to know what was taking so
long. He told him he had to walk the cut in. Ym tried to tell him to
drive to the end of the track and count him down. Utility man told him
he couldn't because of new rule. YM tried telling him to do it. Had to
get the TM involved.  TM didn't even know the new rule! Heard TM blew a
gasket.  Think that rule is covered by good faith challenge.  CSX better
start getting cameras in all the yards. Can't be forcing guys to break
the rules just to speed things up.

Name: Talk is cheap
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 03 July 2019

Over the years I know guys that quit the rr for greener grass. When they
where honest for most they got to find a job that they worked a normal
week but at half the pay of a rr worker. And in a lot of cases the wife
went to work to make up the difference in income. I stuck it out till
retirement and that paid off for me.

Name: Shortline
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 03 July 2019

This guy trolls worse than I do! (See below)
Also, G&W is going private, no more shareholders to answer to. Get in
while you can boys, maybe you'll be able to work close to home when
CSX sells all your branchlines. Good luck featherbeders

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 03 July 2019

I enjoy my job. Working t&e service for CSX is a privilege.Those of you
who can't take a little heat should just get out of the kitchen. With
all of your qualifications you can surely find a top flight job in the
janitorial or food service industry.

Name: Futurama Railroader
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 02 July 2019

Why shake them up ? 
It's gonna be your fault anyway...
Keep dreaming that they really
"Care"..... as long as they can blame
You who cares? Theyll have an extended off day over 4th of July weekend
while you're out working looking like an idiot while they write you up
.... hahaha.
Whos a dumbass now?  
Hahaba... quit while you dont have to explain why you were fired....

Name: I'm Confused
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 02 July 2019

Why did they make the paper work so fucking confusing, somebody needs to
shake up the safety department in Jacksonville what a bunch of dicks
took something so simple and fucked it up WOW

Name: Foote
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 02 July 2019

Foote like Hh does not care if any of you have a job a year from now, or
the condition of CSX once he and hedge fund shareholders cash out. CSX
will have served its purpose for this group. Just like the con job Hh
did to CSX. The more job cuts the more equipment sold is just for this
regimes benefit. So if any of you think that this group cares about
employee or public safety your mistaken. For the guy that runs for the
company to think he is being noticed as an super employee, they are
just waiting for you to screw up so they can fire you with cause. I
witnessed all of this working at cprail with Hh as ceo. He had his
hacks follow employees everywhere myself pulled out of service twice
for really no reason. I figure it was because I had 35 years seniority
that they wanted to get us. But the union did a great job getting us
reinstated with pay. The real issue now is the one man crew. If every
rr in the USA does not make as much noise about this your going to lose
many good jobs. Pressure your union to why it has not gone full blown 
public yet. The media has to let the public know what the railroads
want to do and the effect on public safety. What happens is the story
makes the news once there is a major disaster, at which time they will
look for that scape goat employee to blame it on. The squeaky wheel
gets the grease, make noise people save your own asses. If they go to a
one man crew everyone loses.

Name: Rules
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years
Posted: 01 July 2019

T&E Employees

Instead of bickering over trivial matters that are irrelevant at this
very moment, you should be concentrating on the new operating rules
manual that you were just issued effective July 1, 2019.
There are several rules that have been added too or the wording has
been manipulated to create gray areas or increase a more favorable
outcome for the carrier if they are challenged in court.

The cold hard fact is that many employees don't bother to read new
bulletins and they sure don't take the time to sit down and read their
operating rules book. CSX has a very well paid group of lawyers who know
exactly what they are doing. They are more educated and to put it
bluntly, a lot smarter than most of the employees. Your union reps
aren't rocket scientist. Don't expect them to know every little loop
hole. The best defense is self education. Don't believe anything you
hear. See it in writing!
In the book you will find little variations that tip the scales in the
carriers favor if anything goes wrong.

RULE 2100.3 is a rule that has been modified just for this reason.  
The new rule now has 7 bullets. You will only find 5 in the new
operating rules manual. Bullet 6 and 7 were addressed in the reissue of
the safe way bulletins.

Bullet #6 is the most important!!!!  This bullet is what you call a
blanket rule.  "EMPLOYEES MUST NOT WALK OR STAND FOUL OF ANY TRACK IF
A MORE SUITABLE OPTION IS AVAILABLE."

It does not matter what job you are assigned too.  You will at some
point during your shift be standing next too or walking next too a
track. It does not matter what any other rule in the book says about
mounting, dismounting, crossing over, etc.  If you are injured you will
have to explain why you chose to stand or walk in the area you were
injured.  If you are approached by a supervisor and he/she ask you why
you chose to foul or stand next to a particular track you better have a
sensible answer. This rule covers every scenario in the field. I do have
to give credit where credit is due. The carriers lawyers did a great job
on writing this one!  Look three times before you pick a spot to walk or
stand. Take your time and make a wise and safe decision. Make mental
notes of the surroundings so you can point out the facts. This one will
be hard to beat if you don't pay attention and gather facts.

RULES 406.3 and 406.6 are two rules that are created to give the
employee a loop hole in deciding how he/she will protect shove moves.
One implies you have the option of using hand signals and the other is
point on direct what you must do when using radios!

In yards that are large and handle a lot of road traffic many times a
utility man will be used to protect shoves when splitting trains or
building them. This allows the moves to be done quicker and more
efficient.  Rule 406.6 will put some serious strain on production
because it will slow the process down.  NO MORE DRIVING TO THE END OF A
TRACK TO WATCH A SHOVE MOVE WHILE USING THE RADIO! No more standing at
the end of the track and telling the engineer in the cab that you can
see the end of the cut and he/she has plenty of room for the cars. It
doesn't matter what the distance is no matter how short.  The rule is
black and white. You must be on the point, standing next to the
point(if you can not ride the car) or you can have it protected with a
camera or shove light. Rule 406.6 was not developed in a manner that
helps productivity and uses man power wisely.  Never the less it is the
rule and the way it is written is the way you must follow it. 
Now get your book out and start reading it! You have no one to blame
but yourself if you are ambushed and you have no reasonable answer as
to why you do not know the rules!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 01 July 2019

Just wanted to thank you for your help and support
impact,APE,Accidents!!! Thanks for spreading the word we can win this
if everyone sends it in to congrats and rattles there cages. We need to
get our voice out there. We need to let the public know. If they are
upset about a crossing being blocked now how long will it be blocked
for one man!!! How about ambulances none side hospital on the other
when itís close to home. We need to keep our families safe the public
safe we need to keep these jobs. Just because something can be
automated doesnít mean it should be. Look at Boeing 737 programming
issues. They donít maintain there equipment we have all seen the
locomotives worn out. Why would this be any less. Please all get
involved spread he words. Tell everyone thanks again for all the help
and support. 

1. Protect the TWO MAN CREW BILL (HR 1748 Safe Freight Act) Itís about
public safety and jobs. 
2. Go to SMART-UNION.org/td 
Click on the Red button support two person crews on the right side of
division home page. 
2.  Enter contact info ( this is needed to direct the email to your
member of congress. 
3. Click Send. The pre-drafted message will be sent directly to your
member of congress. 
4. This effects railroad retirement, retired railroaders, current
railroaders thereís even a spot for the general public to make there
voice be heard. Please take action there is 175,000 conductors and
59,000 engineers that need this support not to mention public safety at
risk. 

If you have not seen The State of the rail workforce it is worth a
look!!!I strongly urge you to watch it on YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JGF4wgQolJ4&feature=share. Great video

Name: Hillary Clinton 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 01 July 2019

You could at least mark off to watch the NFL

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 01 July 2019

Hillary letem shut it down Iím gone bring my FMLA to Bham and mark off
for all the Bama games with them

Name: Accidents
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 30+ years
Posted: 01 July 2019

Look at the amount of accidents with two people in the cab, lots are
human mistakes. Now with one person in the cab think how many more
accidents that could happen. I just canít  see any good coming from one
man crews. I donít care what AI systems they have. An extra set of eyes
is priceless in this industry. I have cleaned up lots of wrecks, and
see the cost from the damages. I guess we will see what happens, if the
almighty dollars is worth more than human life.

Name: brakeman
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for 20-30 years
Posted: 01 July 2019

Hillary

your a dumb ass snitch.  it used to be you could mark off 28 days and
could come back without a doctor's slip. company didn't care because
they dont pay you a single damn dime for sick pay and you screwed
yourself out of pay. It gave more work to the greedy bastards who
couldn't get enough. these assholes want your every waking moment to
slave for them.  just like the wife who posted they took the personal
day from her husband on vacation and screwed him. unethical bullshit. 
so go snitch you little bitch.  keep your little chart.  you aint going
to change shit.  people are marking off.  just do your job. you need to
mind your own business.

brothers. ..need to start that petition to your unions.  start going
after the company for violating the manpower agreement.  been pulling
the bullshitz for too long!  bring back the ethics so people will stay.
take your days off. screw their points. when everyone has 60 points
it's gonna hurt them.  put everyone on suspension.  see how much
freight gets moved then.

Name: Hillary Clinton 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 30 June 2019

Loco, RIGHT ON BROTHER!!!!!!(double fist pump)

Name: loco
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 30 June 2019

hey people! Ive been working here for a long time. The guys that mark
off all the time make it hard for everyone. Its been this way for 20
years. At one time you could work all you wanted and then mark off a
day or two. No big deal.ever since about 2008 the men that get hired
are a bunch of guys that have never had a job or have never had to be
responsible. Stop being a little bitch and do your job. People like you
make me hate this place. Man the fuck up!

Name: HIllery Clinton 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 30 June 2019

Forgot to say....if you donít like it, quit. Iíve been keeping up with
all the mark offs for FMLA and calling in sick. Iíve put them on a
spreadsheet so it will be easier to show the pattern to ethics. Iíve
also got a bunch of screen grabs from Facebook...a few guys wised up
and quit posting on FB....but they continued on IG and twitter...fell
right into it. Iíll have about 12 seniority spots buy the end of the
year. If you want days off, go work at McDonaldís.

Name: Hillary Clinton
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 30 June 2019

To FMLA , I hope they burn it all down. Just funny when everyone acts
like bitches...doubt you can even get another job. Thatís why your so
upset. Go wipe your tears with your FMLA paperwork.

Name: FMLA
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 30 June 2019

To Hillary Clinton

Shut the hell up!! CSX is the one who created this monster because of
their shitty points system policy. The company is the blame. If they
want to shut down Manchester then so be it. Shut the whole mother
fuckin system down and sell it all. Will all find another job. You
bunch of scared bitches.

Name: Cartman
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 30 June 2019

Ron Batory applied for his position on the MAGA website. He told a group
of union officials in the spring of 2017 that little piece of
information. He also proudly told the group that he opened up for
public comment the use of autonomous trains in the US.  He is on the
Trump Train, and he is about to take the jobs of many of you that voted
for him. Sometimes social issues and personal believes can rob you of
your earning power.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 30 June 2019

Railroad Brothers,

Please make sure everyone is filing out the RAILROAD TECHNOLOGY EVENT
REPORT on the SMART TD website so we can show the railroad and the
government that none of this technology works.     Also please write
you congressmen and the White House to support 2 person crews.     It
canít be done without 2 people!

Name: Hillary Clinton
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 30 June 2019

Here it comes! Manchester FMLA abuse is worst on the system. Word is
their shutting down everything on the Manchester sub( rerouting it to
Montgomery) and home terminal the F2 Birmingham pool in
Birmingham...Same thing that happened to Fitzgerald is about to happen
to Manchester. Everyone accepts FLMA as part of the game...well, CSX
has a full house! We all know who to thank and it time to start naming
names... look over and thank the man in the seat next to you. His mark
offs to go fishing are gonna cost you!!!!!!!

Name: Impact
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 30 June 2019

A letter to support rr safety and two person crew,from every rr employee
would catch the attention of the politicians looking for votes. Fight
for your jobs and public safety. The unions should have messages on tv,
iinternet billboards. Start this campaign asap.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 30 June 2019

Write your congressmen write your FRA Write the whitehouse. Letís get
the word out. If your supporting trump then he needs to sign it in to
law. Iíve seen many post TRUMP-TRAIN support if thatís who you choose
then write him and Letís make it happen!!!!

Hello and good day Mr President. 
         I have been a loyal follower from the start. I donated to your
campaign and am so proud of you for becoming president, however how can
I contribute to your campaign if Iím looking at being out a career
soon. Please sign the (H.R. 1748 Safe Freight Act) into law!!! I always
said if we could get Trump in office we could turn this country around.
I know your busy with the Democratic Party trying to block everything
you try and fix. One thing that is most important is the railroad. That
is my career. Itís about jobs and family and safety. Thatís the most
important!!! I look at each candidate and see which one is going to do
the best job for me and my family. Now with this two man crew bill shot
down your looking at 175,000 conductors and about 59,000 engineers that
are going to be out of a job. Not to mention tax dollars. When I go
through these small towns I look at all the small businesses that have
closed up shop. Most of them look like deserted towns. PTC is a great
tool but it works off cell phone signal and is not 💯all the
time. Iíve been on the railroad for 9 years living out of town fighting
for my job every year. Itís a great career however it has its ups and
downs and the railroads continue to bring in more profits then every
before. We are doing more work with less then ever before. Please Mr
President you have the people you have there vote you have the power to
fix this. Please mandate the two man crew bill. One certified Engineer
and One certified Conductor. Keep the great American railroad safe.
Keep the great American dream alive. Let continue the drive and the
dream to make America great
Sincerely

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 30 June 2019

Thank you all that have supported the (H.R 1748 safe freight act) really
means a lot!!! Letís make some noise and get our voices out there. This
is one issue we can not afford to lose! We all need to stand up and let
our voices be heard SQUEAKY WHEEL GETS THE GREASE!!! Iím not a union rep
just a regular guy trying to keep my railroad retirement along with my
job and everything Iíve worked so hard for. Iím not there because I
enjoy trains but to earn and living and support my family. If you have
not done this yet please do so!!! If you havenít whatís stopping you
because if you hate this place so bad then find something else. Why go
through life miserable everyday. Iíve worked a lot harder for less. Yes
things could be better and the company does crappy things to there
employees. I love my job just donít care for the peaple we work for!!!!
Please take a stand do it for you your family your co-workers. 
1. Protect the TWO MAN CREW BILL HR 1748. Itís about public safety and
jobs. 
2. Go to SMART-UNION.org/td 
Click on the Red button support two person crews on the right side of
division home page. 
2.  Enter contact info ( this is needed to direct the email to your
member of congress. 
3. Click Send. The pre-drafted message will be sent directly to your
member of congress. 
4. This effects railroad retirement, retired railroaders, current
railroaders thereís even a spot for the general public to make there
voice be heard. Please take action there is 175,000 conductors and
59,000 engineers that need this support not to mention public safety at
risk. 




PROTECT YOUR JOB!!!! LET YOUR VOICE BE HEARD!!!!! TAKE A
STAND!!!!!!!GET
THE WORD OUT!!!!! THIS IS FOR ALL RAILROADERS RETIREES EVEN THE
GENERAL
PUBLIC!!! THIS EFFECTS US ALL!!!!!
1. Go to SMART-UNION.org/td 
Click on the Red button support two person crews on the right side of
division home page. 
2.  Enter contact info ( this is needed to direct the email to your
member of congress. 
3. Click Send. The pre-drafted message will be sent directly to your
member of congress. 
4. This effects railroad retirement, retired railroaders currency
railroaders thereís even a spot for the general public to make there
voice be heard. Please take action there is 175,000 conductors and
59,000 engineers that need this support not to mention public safety
at
risk. 
SUPPORT YOUR TWO PERSON CREW BILL. TAKE ACTION TODAY!!! We all have
seen the FRA drop the ball on the two person crew bill it was a slap
the face. Stand up get the word out to everyone you know. This affects
all of us. Donít go down without a fight. Letís stick together a beat
this. It starts with you!!! We have all seen what this company has
done. Letís get it done and protect our jobs for future railroaders
and
protect our railroad retirement too. Letís get the job done and make
it
happen also letís protect public safety. Also if you havenít seen the
video I strongly urge you to watch it on YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JGF4wgQolJ4&feature=share. Great video
and worth watching how members of congress do there job. Please do
your
part to protect the jobs keep the great American railroad going strong.

Name: Northerner/Conrail SAA
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 30 June 2019

There is no article about not disturbing or leaving messages for an
employee who is on vacation. HOWEVER an employee who is on vacation has
NO obligation or responsibility to answer the telephone or respond to
ANY message while on vacation whatsoever. In other words the employees
are just that, employees NOT slaves or indentured servants! You
Mr.Trainmaster are much more of a slave to management. You try not
answering your bosses call when you are on vacation and see what
happens to you!

Name: ha
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 30 June 2019

trump chimp

state the article that says its against the agreement to leave messages
for an employee on vacstion. they have every right
 your not covered by FRA hours of service on vacation. they can notify
you if anything they want.  post the article it violates.

Name: Union members
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years
Posted: 30 June 2019

When you hear the union will sell you out,by some guys. This is not the
case, it hurts the bottom line of a union when jobs are lost. They have
to make up for those dues some how. And in some cases really cut back on
spending before the well runs dry. Some unions have to merge with other
unions just to stay functional. Yes there are sellout in the union
ranks, but most know if they donít have a strong membership there
future looks dismal. And donít forget the union is not some guys over
there. You are all the union,and I would be writing my congressman to
support two person crews, make some noise about what could happen to
public safety if they go to one man crews. No one outside the railroad
knows what is at stake about rr safety to the public. Be pro active and
educated the public about the dangers of one man crews. You donít want
to lose those good paying jobs without putting up a fight. Social media
would be a start.

Name: Shortline
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 30 June 2019

All of your districts will be profitable individual shortlines when CSX
sells out, all owned by G&W, WATCO, and maybe one of the other dozen
holding companies. It will be a real pain to have to teach you
"conductors" how to railroad when you do get here but eventually
you'll figure it out or quit. Class 1 featherbeders rarely last long
once they realize what railroad work really is. I look forward to
seeing how the BLET ot SMART can protect you, they've been selling out
shortlines for years. Single employee operations written into agreements
since 2010, they fucked themselves in your next round of negotiations
and you will suffer.

Name: Stats. 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 30 June 2019

CSX has all management document every little thing they can get on an
employee, and it can be used against you present or put on file to use
in the future. CSX has a paper trail on every employee to use in there
favour. Hear say in an arbitration hearing or court of law is worth
nothing. But if you have a paper trail that will help strengthen your
case. Every time three in fact that my grievances went to arbitration I
won my cases. The arbitrator seen it was a cut and dry violation of the
collective agreement, and I was made whole. It got to the point where
the company left me alone because, I did not back down when I new I was
right. There attitude was we donít care about your rights under the
collective agreement, but in the end they cared. They have a habit of
picking on employees they know will not challenge them. That will never
stop, you have the right to use the system in place to get justice.
Stand up for yourself and stop thinking the other guy is going to fix
it for you. If everyone would of stood up from the beginning it might
not of been so easy to be pushed around.

Name: Court
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 29 June 2019

How the hell are you going to take CSX to court or have any other action
against CSX. There is no paper trail from the lack of putting grievances
in. People said no point because the union will not do anything. So
again CSX gets a pass from the employees. But they will blame the union
or who ever else they feel like. I have personally been threw this. I
won my grievances and was made whole. And the only way you have a hope
in hell is to file a grievance if you have been wronged by CSX. That is
the system in place so donít cry if you get no results because your just
to lazy to put pen to paper.

Name: Trump America
E-mail: Trump2020@csx.com
Employed as: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 29 June 2019

The illegal immigration round-up will start in 2 weeks. 
And the next contract will be 50% (lost raises over the years} pay
increase to all TE&Y employees!

To the rail wife on  family vacation, why would you answer the phone,
and knowing that the railroad was calling while on VACATION?

Who's the union officer? It's against your Collective Bargaining
Agreement, and your husband should file a formal complaint with the
union and with your State Labor Secretary!

Name: Pocket pool
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 29 June 2019

When Foote is in his office playing pocket pool, and thinking about
where he is going to cut next to increase the next quarter numbers.
Customers that CSX use to service have found or are seeking new
shippers. Iím watching CSX stock buy backs, the more this happens the
more money Foote puts in his pocket. It will be interesting once Foote
leaves CSX and a new ceo takes over, and opens the books to measure
damage that has been done to the company. This regime doubled share
value, good for investors but not that great for the future of CSX
being gutted.

Name: monitor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years
Posted: 29 June 2019

posters 


support the webmaster.  Without this site you would have no where to go
to voice your opinions or expose the corrupt behavior of the company.
Helping fellow workers with rules and agreement violations as well as
keeping each other updated on what's happening across the system is
just a few ways this site is beneficial. Take the time to send your
support. Check out atom smashers wish list on Amazon.  Help keep the
site alive!

Name: Futurama Railroader
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 29 June 2019

Turn in all the Grievances you want the big Union boys are up at the
purple Palace laughing at you
Get out while the getting is good I wouldn't work there for $100,000 a
day

Name: Treatment you bring on
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 30+ years
Posted: 29 June 2019

As usual CSX pushes the envelope, because you let them get away with it.
After the fact of there abuse people vent ,put t there head down and
walk away. From the first day Hh took over now Foote. Every little
violation of the collective agreement or safety hazards everyone of you
should of submitted grievances does not matter how small. That way there
is a paper trail and proof of CSX behaviours. It does give you
bargaining power at the end of the day. Some of you get shit on then
turn around and bend over for the company. No paper work, no proof of
there tactics. Most of you paved the way for csx to treat you the way
they do. Most just say canít be bothered to submit a grievance, so if
that is the case you deserve what you get.

Name: retired
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 29 June 2019

Shi...on me


Good for you!  Congrats my good man. The company just aint worth it
anymore.  It used to be a thing to work for the railroad. You used to
be looked up too.  It was the best paying job in the country at one
time and all the young boys couldn't wait to get a job on the
railroads. It isn't anything but a means for the share holders and the
big CEO's to line their pockets. You can make a good life for yourself
doing something else. Maybe you wont get the fancy car or house but you
will do better having a real life and time with people you love and
family.  I would rather deliver pizza and be happy then slave to a pay
check that is signed by the devil,

Name: Shit on me for the last time 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 29 June 2019

Csx has done shit on me for the last time boys and girls after the 4th
of July holiday im starting my new job working from 6am to 230pm with
better pay and benefits.These jobs are out there in the trump economy.

Name: Shortline
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 29 June 2019

Some of you fellas seem a bit worried about single employee crews. Some
of you fellas have never thought twice about working for a shortline.
You young conductors better get on with a shortline close to home
before you can't. You oldhead conductors better hope they buy you out,
or you're going back to the yards to run rco jobs. The days are upon
you boys, you all are about to be as useful as a caboose. Don't worry
though, G&W is hiring right now at a railroad near you. Good luck
featherbeders.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 28 June 2019

(H.R. 1748) Safe freight act (TWO MAN CREW BILL) PROTECT YOUR JOB!!!!
LET YOUR VOICE BE HEARD!!!!! TAKE A STAND!!!!!!!GET
THE WORD OUT!!!!! THIS IS FOR ALL RAILROADERS RETIREES EVEN THE
GENERAL
PUBLIC!!! THIS EFFECTS US ALL!!!!!  If you have done this already thank
you for your time and commitment 
1. Go to SMART-UNION.org/td 
Click on the Red button support two person crews on the right side of
division home page. 
2.  Enter contact info ( this is needed to direct the email to your
member of congress. 
3. Click Send. The pre-drafted message will be sent directly to your
member of congress. 
4. This effects railroad retirement, retired railroaders currency
railroaders thereís even a spot for the general public to make there
voice be heard. Please take action there is 175,000 conductors and
59,000 engineers that need this support not to mention public safety
at
risk. 
SUPPORT YOUR TWO PERSON CREW BILL. TAKE ACTION TODAY!!! We all have
seen the FRA drop the ball on the two person crew bill it was a slap
the face. Stand up get the word out to everyone you know. This affects
all of us. Donít go down without a fight. Letís stick together a beat
this. It starts with you!!! We have all seen what this company has
done. Letís get it done and protect our jobs for future railroaders
and
protect our railroad retirement too. Letís get the job done and make
it
happen also letís protect public safety. Also if you havenít seen the
video I strongly urge you to watch it on YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JGF4wgQolJ4&feature=share. Great video
and worth watching how members of congress do there job. Please do
your
part to protect the jobs keep the great American railroad going strong.

Name: Illegals 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 28 June 2019

When these illegals are release from detention some are never seen again
until, they have a run in with police. As a rail worker in the yard at
night I walk in the yards out in the boonies I might startle one of
these guys breaking into a container etc. And he could have a knife or
gun and try to attack me. And lots like taking freight trains from city
to city. Call it political or what ever you want, but as a railroad
employee it is always a concern for me and my mates. We all want to go
back home  to our families. If the dems want to push for them to be in
America, then they better find funds for more police. LA 53 blocks of
homeless people that the dems canít or wonít help and they want to
bring more people in to live on the street. Something has to be done to
protect Americans first.

Name: Canuck
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 28 June 2019

You'll all be working for CN soon so don't fret. The end is near.....

Name: HA! 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 28 June 2019

MORONS!!!!


Some of you idiots took that Tm poser post hook, line and sinker.  He
spouted off some political bullshit to open the door for the company
moles to chime in and deflect from the important topic.  The post about
the bill being introduced keeping the two man crews in place. the post
that fronted out the FRA for sucking up to the railroads. Someone needs
to blow the whistle and post what they were offered under the table to
do it.  Someone is getting $$$$$ for doing it. Maybe someone is getting
reelected into a dirty position they already hold.  
Stop being gullible and stop responding to these idiots. Keeps the
facts coming. 

Now, in the meantime someone needs to figure out how to help this
company out with their inept precision railroading plan. Every week
they change something they put in place. Cant make up their minds for
one week what they really want to do. Looks live Avon is in turmoil.
Cant keep the cars on the rail and cant stick to a route plan. Looks
like the Chicago division finally hired some TM with balls. Pushing
back on the morons in Jacksonville. Making their yards a total mess.
Just got to love the Jerry springer horse and pony show!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 28 June 2019

Is at least six (6) forums on this site where comments are posted.  None
of 'em are titled "political opinions, views", etc. - seem to be
asking for that type of input.

Name: Futurama Railroader
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 28 June 2019

" negative people"
I'm not complaining....you are.
I got the f $%# outta that shithole
It suxs now ,has always sux'ed
And will continue to sux...
Untill your told to unbolt the machinery
Get out while the gettin is good.
Vote Trump, keep America great.

Name: Democrats 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 28 June 2019

Democrats want to fund all abortions, even late term abortions. We donít
want American children , because they can vote right away. Bring in
illegal immigration and give them free money, so the dems can count on
there vote. Put American issues and citizens last.

Name: Debate
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 28 June 2019

Started watching Democrats debate, had to turn it off, seems they care
about Mexican illegal immigrants more than American citizens. I donít
think trump has anything to worry about going head to head with the
dems in a debate. Dems want to spend all your tax dollars on illegal
immigration. In the mean time our industries and people here trying to
keep there way of life is put on the back burner. For the dems it is so
easy to give your tax dollars away to strangers. But we can pick up the
tab , for these idiots.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 28 June 2019

Thankful to be an American. Thankful to have a good paying job and
Thankful to be a Republican. Guys have a SAFE and Productive day.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 28 June 2019

GOOD NEWS HEADED IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION!!! 
Two-person crew bill introduced in United States Senate
INDEPENDENCE, Ohio, June 27 ó A two-person crew bill was introduced in
the United States Senate on June 26. The Safe Freight Act, a companion
bill to H.R. 1748 in the U.S. House of Representatives, would promote
rail safety by mandating at least two-person crews on all freight
trains in the United States. The bill was introduced by Senators Edward
J. Markey (D-Mass.) and Ron Wyden (D-Ore.). 

According to a press release from Senator Markeyís office: ďThe bill is
designed to correct the Federal Railroad Administrationís recent
rollback of a proposed rule that would have established these necessary
safety standards. The Safe Freight Act will specifically require that
all freight trains have at least one certified conductor and one
certified engineer on board, who can then work together to protect the
safety of both the train and people living near the tracks.Ē

Other Senators co-sponsoring the Safe Freight Act are Senators Richard
Blumenthal (D-Conn.), Angus King (I-Maine), Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.),
Tina Smith (D-Minn.), Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio),
Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), and Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.).

ďThe FRA abdicated its responsibility as our nationís rail safety
agency when it withdrew the proposed two-person crew rule,Ē Senator
Markey said. ďA series of tragic accidents have resulted in recent
years from unattended and understaffed trains, making clear that we
need enough crew on board to protect both property and the public. I am
proud to lead the introduction of the Safe Freight Act with Senator
Wyden to address this critical safety concern.Ē

Senator Markey cited the 2013 tragedy in Lac-Mťgantic, Quebec where an
unattended freight train carrying 72 tank cars of crude oil derailed
and exploded, killing 47 people, destroying much of the town, and
causing millions of dollars in environmental damage. The train was
operated by a single employee. 

ďThe decision by the FRA to abandon its planned two-person crew rule
makes no sense, especially in light of recent rail accidents,Ē said
Senator Wyden. ďThis is a matter of safety and security for rail crew
and the public, and experts agree. Itís now up to Congress to step in
and require freight trains have the staffing required to keep folks
safe.Ē

ďThe Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen has led the fight
for railroad safety for over 156 years,Ē said BLET National President
Dennis R. Pierce. ďTwo-person crews make for safer, more efficient
train operations, and two-person crews play a key role in safeguarding
our nationís communities when a serious accident occurs. I congratulate
Senator Markey for stepping up to lead the fight for a safer railroad
industry and a safer America.Ē

ďSMART Transportation Division has been working tirelessly to promote
safety in the railroad industry,Ē said SMART Transportation Division
President John Previsich. ďThere is no doubt that the safest rail
operation is a two-person crew operation. After several major train
derailments, we must send a clear message to our lawmakers and the
general public that multi-person crews are essential to ensuring the
safest rail operations possible in their communities. I would like to
thank Senator Markey for his leadership on this critical issue as we
continue improve safety on our nation''''s railroads for both our
members and the general public.Ē 

In the U.S. House of Representatives, Rep. Don Young (R-Alaska)
introduced H.R. 1748 on March 22, 2019. Also known as the Safe Freight
Act, the House version of the bill would also require that two
certified crew members operate freight trains the United States. It
currently has 74 co-sponsors. 

If you have done this thank you if not here is the info. Get the word
out. Protect the job. 
Stand up and do your part. 

1. Protect the TWO MAN CREW BILL HR 1748. Itís about public safety and
jobs. 
2. Go to SMART-UNION.org/td 
Click on the Red button support two person crews on the right side of
division home page. 
2.  Enter contact info ( this is needed to direct the email to your
member of congress. 
3. Click Send. The pre-drafted message will be sent directly to your
member of congress. 
4. This effects railroad retirement, retired railroaders currency
railroaders thereís even a spot for the general public to make there
voice be heard. Please take action there is 175,000 conductors and
59,000 engineers that need this support not to mention public safety at
risk.

Name: Negative people
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 27 June 2019

Some of the posters on here are so negative, about trying to save jobs.
It makes me wonder how you get out of bed and have the will to live. I
know how it works the pro active people that are positive and put
themselves out there, for the better. The weak loser complainers will
ride the strong peopleís coat tails if they make progress. The
attitudes of the lazy is amazing!!

Name: Futurama Railroader
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 27 June 2019

Hell... it aint even gonna be one man crew... it'll be one computer
crew
Your on your way out. Start unboltin the Machinery now that'll be the
last thing you do

Name: Two man crews forever
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 27 June 2019

Write them all you want...
One man Crew is coming.
Keep votin demon rat...
They'll  save your job
Hahahaha

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 27 June 2019

Save jobs:  it'll be viewed as just a union thing.
Employee and public safety: provide facts and figures.

Name: 2020
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 30+ years
Posted: 27 June 2019

2020 election year, they need your vote. If every rr in the USA wrote
there congressman to support two person crew, your going to get there
attention. Be pro active spend five minutes to do this to save jobs,
and promote employee and public safety.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 27 June 2019

Just wanted to say thanks to everyone who has supported the TWO MAN CREW
BILL HR 1748!!!! If you havenít done it yet please get the word out!!!
It only takes a few minutes to let your voice be heard. RAILROADERS
STEP UP!!! PROTECT whatís left we have all ready seen what this company
has done!!!! This will effect Railroad retirement. Let your friends know
tell them about the one person train derailment in Canada. Thanks again
to all that have done it already. Iím not a union rep. Iím just a
regular guy that cares about his job and am trying to get the word out
to my co-workers. 

1. Protect the TWO MAN CREW BILL HR 1748. Itís about public safety and
jobs. 
2. Go to SMART-UNION.org/td 
Click on the Red button support two person crews on the right side of
division home page. 
2.  Enter contact info ( this is needed to direct the email to your
member of congress. 
3. Click Send. The pre-drafted message will be sent directly to your
member of congress. 
4. This effects railroad retirement, retired railroaders currency
railroaders thereís even a spot for the general public to make there
voice be heard. Please take action there is 175,000 conductors and
59,000 engineers that need this support not to mention public safety at
risk.

Name: cond
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 26 June 2019

brothers


FRA hit Avon yard and shopped the crap out of a local train. They also
have been going to other yards and checking out hazmats and air brake
test.

 Another thing..... guys have been saying that a key train is only 50
if you have an alert car in it. THIS ISNT TRUE!  Read your hazmat
rules. All key trains are 50!  Detector rule Is different for them as
well. You get a hit at a specific location and you don't find anything
even after checking 20 axles on both sides of it, you run 30 to the next
detector. If you don't have another one before you get to your terminal
you run 30 all the way in. Its in the hazmat rules. If a tm tells you
different then call the fra and ask them about the hazmat rule in the
rule book!

Name: loenrickco joe
E-mail: mckenrick_joe@yahoo.com
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 26 June 2019

i have been following concerns about one man crews. contact your
representives and tell them about lac-megantic in canada. had a one man
crew on a crude oil train. long story short 47 cars ran away and had
huge explosion killing 47 people and leaving town in ruins. canadians
said no more 1 man crews!

Name: Democrats 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 26 June 2019

Donít let the Democrats hear you people saying anything bad about the
gay conductor. He is the victim in there eyes, his rights have been
violated because he got turned on by seeing another man that excited
him. If you think Iím joking Iím not,you will have the whole pride
group come down on you. No pun intended, in there eyes you are picking
on the victim. Walk softly people with this guy!!!

Name: Retired Now
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 26 June 2019

Conductor, for 10-20 years:
Good luck with that.  Myself, I have done what your post suggests.
Does everyone?  No.  Will even enough people who should be concerned do
likewise?  Doubtful.  Isn't hard - only takes a little time.
Not near enough comments regarding such were submitted to the FRA when
that window was open - that agency should have just been bombarded - as
all legislators should be now - no let up.

Name: Surenuff
E-mail: Birmingham 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 26 June 2019

Cade Breasseale is the most hated worker in bham now.  Heís going to get
whatís coming to him soon.  Karma baby karma!!! You can go around
messing with peopleís jobs like he did.  He was in the wrong from
making that video about Steen.  If heíd made a video of any of us we
would put a whipping on him. He better consider himself lucky that
Steen didnít do anything. I admit he needs to go heís nothing but
immature and a liability to csx. Smh

Name: Lol
E-mail: Birmingham 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 26 June 2019

I just read an article where a conductor Cade Breasseale videoed another
coworkerwho was also a conductor. The conductor that he recorded was in
a csx hotel room and Cade videoed him with his cell phone sharing it
with all the other employees ruining that Conductors reputation right
off the bat.  I mean seriously who does this except for a pervert or a
faggot.  I understand from conversations going around that he denied it
knowing all this coworkers knew he had done it.  What a coward!!! He
instead blame it on Jimmy Chambliss telling management and detectives
that Jimmy Chambliss was the one who done this. After all Jimmy
Chambliss put it on social media and Jimmy runs his mouth about
anything. If Cade had any balls he would of maníd Up, but of course
heís a liar, coward, and a faggot.  That says a lot for the friends he
hangs around, especially Mayo who looks like he has sugar in his shoes
too.  From what I hear Cade called and had himself placed 12 times out
in front of Z Steen. Cade had just came off of Montgomery and should be
placed 2 times out not 12 times out.  He purposely demanded to put in
front of Steen and we all know it was to bother Steen.  Cade purposely
manipulated the train system.  Thereís no telling what else has done. 
I know that he took pictures of an accident csx had on property and
sent those photos to abc33/40.  They gave him credits for the pictures.
 He also bashed csx by hash tagging fuccsx csxsux.  Iím sure his poor ol
grandfather would be so ashamed of his behavior and not standing up and
taking responsibility for his actions.  Ol grandpa would roll over in
his grave if he knew how Cade bashed and turned against csx.  Cade
breasseale you need to set the record straight, you made that video and
you shared it with people with intent to humiliate that coworker. We all
know it and we are tied of covering for a grown ass man.  This ainít
high school. You cost that man his job and all of thinks you should go
to.  You donít deserve this job you did the same if not worse and you
know it and we know it.  We are tired of covering your ass.  You need
to go.  All of us need to report him to the ethics line. He will do the
same damn thing to one of us.

Name: Tolerance 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 30+ years
Posted: 26 June 2019

It funny how the goverment slackens the safety rules year after year.
When I started on the rr if you found cracks on certain components it
had to be set off. But as more and more of the same defect showed up on
a train and they had to be switched out delaying the train for hours.
All of a sudden these defects where not a bad order. Cracked side sills
mostly hopper cars, the crack length got longer and longer before It was
bad order. If the car got pulled apart they could blame the hogger not
the crack. My point being the laxed safety rules that the goverment
signs off on, then only wants one person on a train. What is really
cool is the derailment estimater, if you run a 100 unsafe trains and
only have 1 derailment. That is acceptable in business eyes, but trust
me with laxed rules, when there is derailment they find a scapegoat.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 26 June 2019

PROTECT YOUR JOB!!!! LET YOUR VOICE BE HEARD!!!!! TAKE A STAND!!!!!!!GET
THE WORD OUT!!!!! THIS IS FOR ALL RAILROADERS RETIREES EVEN THE GENERAL
PUBLIC!!! THIS EFFECTS US ALL!!!!!
1. Go to SMART-UNION.org/td 
Click on the Red button support two person crews on the right side of
division home page. 
2.  Enter contact info ( this is needed to direct the email to your
member of congress. 
3. Click Send. The pre-drafted message will be sent directly to your
member of congress. 
4. This effects railroad retirement, retired railroaders currency
railroaders thereís even a spot for the general public to make there
voice be heard. Please take action there is 175,000 conductors and
59,000 engineers that need this support not to mention public safety
at
risk. 
SUPPORT YOUR TWO PERSON CREW BILL. TAKE ACTION TODAY!!! We all have
seen the FRA drop the ball on the two person crew bill it was a slap
the face. Stand up get the word out to everyone you know. This affects
all of us. Donít go down without a fight. Letís stick together a beat
this. It starts with you!!! We have all seen what this company has
done. Letís get it done and protect our jobs for future railroaders
and
protect our railroad retirement too. Letís get the job done and make
it
happen also letís protect public safety. Also if you havenít seen the
video I strongly urge you to watch it on YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JGF4wgQolJ4&feature=share. Great video
and worth watching how members of congress do there job. Please do
your
part to protect the jobs keep the great American railroad going strong.

Name: Ouija board
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 26 June 2019

Foote is still waiting for Hh, to answer him on the ouija board, on what
to do with Willard and other CSX moves. LOL

Name: Capsis4925
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 25 June 2019

Caps and Caps 2.0 was drawn up by some bitches who work Monday through
Friday, 9 to 5, "that can make a Dr.'s appt. or take care of a family
member"with every weekend and holiday off.    

As for a T&E "the only railroaders". We're on call a free service we
provide to these criminals.  We could be back home before we leave our
driveway "busted call" or could be 2 and a half days later.  The
common cold, flu or whatever not that big of a deal when you're home
in 8 hrs. But two and half days later could be life threatening not to
mention how many railroaders could be infected.

Name: Road runners
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 30+ years
Posted: 25 June 2019

If they went to one man crews,they would just use Carmen in repair
trucks. And they would get certified to set cars off and switch like
conductor. They would set car off train would be on its way. The carman
would repair the car and the next train would add car to headend. Sorry
to say they would eliminate the conductor all together. In Sweden the
hogger does it all on there trains, brake tests hoses inspections. And
there will be a day where the hogger just monitors equipment and enter
data. AI that is coming is going to take lots of jobs, some auto
factories hardly any people, all done by robots. No jobs who is going
to buy there products !!!!

Name: ?
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 25 June 2019

One man crews and utility road conductors with corporate vehicles with
60 mile territories thatís how one man crews will work. So 120 mile run
only needs 6 conductors with 8 hour shifts a day. figure the usual usage
is 18 conductors a day so 12 jobs lost a day.

Name: Blacksmith 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 10-20 years
Posted: 24 June 2019

I have said it once... and i will say it again.. CSX is like a Fan..
stand behind it and  its suxsssss.. stand in front of it and it
blows...STAND BESIDE it and IT does nothing !!!  Therefore fellas rule
#1 dont work on company time.. rule #2 dont shit on YOUR on time..

Name: Al Capone
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 24 June 2019

Why was I in prison for tax evasion and this Foote fellow isn't? All
that reimbursed labor/parts still took off as railroad costs.

Damn my pecker burns.

Name: Retired Now
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 24 June 2019

One Man, Car Repair, for 30+ years:

No doubt it will be interesting.  One person, no person freight train
operation may work - if as long as everything goes smooth, nothing
happens.  Is a big "if".   Problems with street/road crossings
blocked for extended periods?  Hell, the populace may bitch & complain
but state & federal authorities would probably let big business RRs
slide.  Has happened before.  Very sad.

Name: One man
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 30+ years
Posted: 24 June 2019

It is going to be interesting when they go to one man crews, on these
long trains. And you get a knuckle or a kicker on the train or many
other defects. And if the hogger has to walk back on uneven terrain in
weather. There will be so many train delays and waiting for help to
arrive, I donít see where the rr is saving money. There is a big
difference on a commuter train and freight train. Maybe the boys in the
ivory tower canít figure this out. As a carman I have seen it all, on
these long trains the number 8 value sticking is common and hard to
find on a train. And once you find the defective value youíll have to
cut car out or put plug end into value to regain air charging. I could
list so many other things that could go wrong. On freight you need a
two man crew to deal with a lot of these issues. But I think CSX is
going to learn the hard way when they go to one man crews.

Name: loco
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 23 June 2019

new hoggers


They misuse the DP.  It was originally designed to be put on the rear
like helper service.  It was to help control the slack and buff forces,
save some fuel and boost the hills.   It was never really meant to be
put in the middle of a train and a tele put on the end. All they are
doing is basically putting 2 trains together. They make them twice as
big. Their idea is to max out the HP that one engine will pull and put
two together. They don't run track speed over half the time and are
consuming more fuel on our territory. With the type of rolling hills we
have it is almost impossible to control the slack behind the second unit
in the train. when you have a train where the head end needs to be
slowed down and the cars behind the second engine need to be pulled it
doesn't do any good. we are having problems with the cars getting to
slow and running out and yanking the hell out of the trains. You cant
be in idle on the head end trying to slow down and having the second 
unit in 4 trying to keep the train together while the cars with over
6000 tons are hanging down hill behind the remote. The cars are just to
slow when they haven't even crested the hill yet.  Yeah they say it is
poor train handling but it is pure bullshit. The train should have a
unit on the rear and if the train is so damn long you cant keep
communication with it on the rear then cut the size of the damn train!

Name: Hah
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 23 June 2019

FRA ,, and csx sux

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Engine repair, for 10-20 years
Posted: 23 June 2019

Im out of here as well thank the Lord. 13 yrs with csx is enough for me.
I was fortunate i think to do actual machinist work with my time at csx
and not the  diesel mech duties. Got a inside machinist job with a
company Mon-Friday 10 hrs a day. Pay is close to same 2 dollars less
too start than csx but no more 3 to 11 and no holidays. Health
insurance,vacation,and 401 k. Its out there if u want it. To those that
stay with r.r.good luck and have met and worked with some very fine
craftman and 
 people. Too management kiss my ASS !!

Name: Congress 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 30+ years
Posted: 23 June 2019

My 36 years on the rr I seen so many technical changes it was amazing,
how fast things changed. Nothing will stop AI , they iron the kinks out
then it becomes normal as the sun coming up. Jobs will be lost and new
tec-support jobs created. If they go to one man crews they will need
field support or trains will just sit and sit. And the only thing that
gets the attention of the people is a major disaster with loss of life.
The only thing an employee can do is ride it out and see where you end
up,hopefully to the finish line.

Name: Slaughter house field hand
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 23 June 2019

Working at the railroad aint some great prize. They treat you like shit
and fire you at will. If you like it .... stay there. If you got any
skills and gumption go out and get something better cuz I can tell you
for a fact it's there if you look if you're lazy and just want to be
complicit and lay in the mire where you're at you'll retire in 40
years

Name: Slaughterhouse hand 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 23 June 2019

Atleast at the slaughterhouse you didn't have to eat at Burger King at
3 a.m. when you got off of work

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 23 June 2019

1. Go to SMART-UNION.org/td 
Click on the Red button support two person crews on the right side of
division home page. 
2.  Enter contact info ( this is needed to direct the email to your
member of congress. 
3. Click Send. The pre-drafted message will be sent directly to your
member of congress. 
4. This effects railroad retirement, retired railroaders currency
railroaders thereís even a spot for the general public to make there
voice be heard. Please take action there is 175,000 conductors and
59,000 engineers that need this support not to mention public safety at
risk. 
SUPPORT YOUR TWO PERSON CREW BILL. TAKE ACTION TODAY!!! We all have
seen the FRA drop the ball on the two person crew bill it was a slap
the face. Stand up get the word out to everyone you know. This affects
all of us. Donít go down without a fight. Letís stick together a beat
this. It starts with you!!! We have all seen what this company has
done. Letís get it done and protect our jobs for future railroaders and
protect our railroad retirement too. Letís get the job done and make it
happen also letís protect public safety. Also if you havenít seen the
video I strongly urge you to watch it on YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JGF4wgQolJ4&feature=share. Great video
and worth watching how members of congress do there job. Please do your
part to protect the jobs keep the great American railroad going strong.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 22 June 2019

As long as the hunting stays good im gonna stick around till they lay me
off.. killed 3 deer 8 hogs and 5 gobblers the past year while getting
paid to get the freight delivered. Not many jobs you can hunt while you
work and get paid to do it. One benefit of working T/E on railroad. Only
other two i know personally that can do it is farmers and loggers...
keep your freezer full !! Just a thought fellers.

Name: Johnny Paycheck 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 22 June 2019

ME TOO : Take this job and shove it.. aint working here no more..!!
Start @ the pulpmill Monday. Utility reserve 17.50 hr..overtime
mandatory. Top operators making 36 hr. So something to work towards. By
By rr. Going to factory work.

Name: Employment
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 30+ years
Posted: 22 June 2019

When I started on the rr I was junior man, was laid off lots. The
longest was 18 months, I ran out of benefits so went and worked at
slaughter house. For less than half the pay I was getting at the rr.
When the phone rang to come back to the rr I was pretty happy to go
back. When things got tough at the rr. I would just think about working
at the meat packing plant. The differences in pay was night and day.
When I worked at packing plant I worked days week ends off, but could
do nothing because never had any money. There is life outside of the
rr, you might luckout with new job or be a lost soul.

Name: kyle
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 22 June 2019

i know when i hired on the rr at 18 yrs old some of the others quit the
t&E after a few yrs with the rr, they transferred to other depts like
car shop m&w ym , clerk and others as they could not take it being on
call 24-7, i just assume they thought the t&e was going to be a 9 to 5
job 5 days a week,lol they found out real fast what its like being in
the t&e, when your in t&e the company owns you 24-7 so if any kids out
there want to be a engineer or a trainman, you have been warned.

Name: Shortline
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 22 June 2019

Don't quit railroading, quit CSX! Come work the shortline circuit, a
little less money, home everyday, and you still pay into RRR! Sounds
pretty good eh boys?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 22 June 2019

PSR=   Capitalism At itís Finest!!  


Capitalism Xpress!!

Name: New job
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 21 June 2019

I never quit a job unless I had one to go to. I know guys that have and
could not find a new job for awhile. And that ate up his savings etc.
Then once he got so far behind on bills etc. It took along time to
catch up. There are lots of young educated university grads looking for
work. And that is who you could be competing with for a job. So before
you make a decision to quit think it threw, because you could end up
worse off than you imagened. Seen guys quit a good paying job, to to
struggle afterwards when the grass was not greener on the other side of
the fence. Good luck!

Name: Just quit 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 21 June 2019

After 20 years of putting up with this shit  from csx i just quit.Just
ain't worth it anymore.At first it was nice being able to say i worked
for the railroad and the attention it recieves from people.I'm getting
out while the economy is good and jobs are plentiful.I want a normal
life again.The job was fun at first but not anymore.Get out while you
can my rr brothers and sisters

Name: Crews and safety
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 21 June 2019

Chynoble in Russia a retired general , over ranked staff not to follow
safety procedures the nuclear plant blew up still dangerous to this
day. The ceo of bp? Told staff to bye-pass safety test on oil value.
And it failed polluting the water in the gulf. These people that make
decisions regarding employee safety and public safety are appointed to
these industries. But know nothing of the operations of the industry
they over see. Watching these Congress people siding with Wall Street
and the likes is no different. It takes a major disaster to really get
anyoneís attention on safety. And when there is a major clean up the
tax payer gets the bill. The writing is on the wall longer trains less
crews to over see and control movement of the train. The only way we
get change is when a law makers friends or family are affected. But
they live in gated protected communities fly private jets to insulate
themselves from the dangers,of the laxed laws they approve.

Name: FatHead
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 21 June 2019

https://www.ble-t.org/pr/news/headline.asp?id=55219


The new generation of democrats have lost their minds but a republican
would never go to bat for us like this.

Name: Hh
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 21 June 2019

The tactics used by Foote and friends, is from Hh handbook. On how to
break all the rules and laws they can get away with. The union busting
tactics that Hh created and tested will be around for long time.

Name: Former field hand
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 21 June 2019

Ah....hunter harris is dead...I didn't know if you guys heard the
news.
Why do you keep talking about him?

Name: Yard Goat
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 20 June 2019

https://www.news4jax.com/news/investigations/feds-announce-176m-grant-to-cut-down-on-railroad-crossing-headaches

The old charge 400% profit---pay half--and make 100% profit. Whoops,
CSX has switches and dead track all over the country to move so 180%
profit.

Name: Tough times
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 20 June 2019

This regime made rr a not so nice place to work on purpose. To cut staff
they want people to get fed up and quit. They save a lot of money when a
person throws in the towel. When a person gets fired, there are
arbitration hearing costs and it takes company manpower to follow it
threw. Now a employee gets reinstated and the president is set for the
next guy. Just what they donít want, and they have to pay back pay and
benefits for a guy they had sitting at home not being productive. In a
lot of cases bullying and intimidation does not pay off for them. If
you want out let the company work to get you out. Go threw arbitration
get your pay for wrongful dismissal then quit or go at it again. As
long as this regime is there things will not improve, until they have
sold everything they can. They Foote and friends want to make fast easy
buck then split. But what they are doing is legal now days!

Name: Toilet fra 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 20 June 2019

https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2002/04/04/02-8077/locomotive-cab-sanitation-standards

Name: Stick it out
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 30+ years
Posted: 20 June 2019

I worked for Hh as our ceo, very stressful going to work everyday being
told you could be fired for one thing or another. Got to the point
stood in front of a manager and told him enough of the threats, if you
have cause to fire us to just do it. We all got pulled out of service
for one thing or another. Which put management short staffed and
delayed trains, just to bully us.  There where more managers
transferred and fired that you could keep track of. It was just Hh evil
way of controlling his management pool. Before Hh it was the old boys
club for management. Hh had these managers competing with each other,
ratting each other out. Some managers from the stress ended up in the
looney bin. I just went to work did what I had to do and went home. Out
of sight out of mind, every day you would here of some one being fired
or sent home. For us union employees we won 87% of our grievances that
Hh refused to pay but had no choice. Itís a game of fear and
intimidation for this regime thatís all they have to control the
masses. But most arbitration hearings reinstated employees because it
was a cut and dry language that the collective agreement was violated.
There where people reinstated after being out three years. They got
full back pay with benefits from being wrongfully dismal. Itís up to
the individual to stay or not, but the money was always in the bank on
payday!

Name: Shortline
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 20 June 2019

G&W, Watco, Patriot rail,The list goes on brothers and sisters. It's
your future! Shortline future! Quit CSX and work for a shortline,
you'll be home every night, your top 5 years for RRR have already been
made so you're golden! Live within your means and the shortline life is
the good life. Join me on the wooden railroads men!

Name: Former field hand
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 20 June 2019

"Stick it out"
Working at csxs%$#hole is not some big prize. There are other jobs
available. 
Once your vested in RRR
With 18-20 you got your retirement
Sure you may lose 75 or $100 a week but is 75 or $100 a week worth
living like you're a slave in prison to a bunch of people that treat
you like a piece of s***

Name: Toilets
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 20 June 2019

If CSX does not want to service the toilets, maybe send Foote a sample
to head office. Before someone gets a bacterial infection or worse. Get
Foote involved one good sniff will stick in his mind forever!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 19 June 2019

I have been retired for six years now.  Could some one please
Tell me what is going on with no water or crew packs?
This sounds even worse than a chain gang!
Please advise further, we want to hear about this!
Thanks!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 19 June 2019

Thatís why I wear a body camera !!!!!

Name: Dogpile
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 19 June 2019

Asked for clear safety glasses.  I was told its on me I should have
taken better care of mine.  I've had these since EHH showed up.  
Scratched up bad but I guess they will do. I'm not paying for nothing
out here. I'm going to wear these boots till they fall off.

Name: Master 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 19 June 2019

Ape 

Heard the guy refused to jump off at 4 mph so the supervisors tried to
yank him off with an old brake stick.  Yeah, that really sped things
up!

Name: Me
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 19 June 2019

Only God knows how low the stock price would be if CSX weren't
falsifying their numbers.  Yardmasters are forced by Mgmt. to fudge
departure times, do some fancy typing to get cars off the clock. And
lets not forget Train Masters forcing conductors to falsify info on the
OBWO's to make things look good. Nothing like telling a conductor to
show cars in a customer industry when they're actually in a CSX
siding.

  As we all know this company's stock price is based on lies and
manipulating of the numbers. Where I work, we've had trains sitting at
Grain and Ethanol elevators for 13-14 days due to a lack of power and
damned near every day, a local or yard job is being annulled due to
manpower shortages created by upper management. So much for taking care
of the customer. 

  And they wanna preach Team Work, this hedge fund ran outfit can stick
Team Work up their Greedy Ass. All they wanna do is lower the operating
ratio and look out for the shareholder. If they could they would
eliminate every one of our jobs.  Fuck you CSX.

Name: H20
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 19 June 2019

I bet after a few of us fall out from dehydration this summer water
would come back if it has been taken away.  If it is true and not some
b.s. rumor that has been started call OSHA.

Name: Cond.
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 19 June 2019

Brothers  

Anyone know how the conductor broke his leg at avon?

Name: Cond.
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 19 June 2019

Railweiner 

Did you call the FRA and report the water and crew packs missing? Were
they supposidly out or did they flat out deny tbem. 

I'm not defending the company by any means but all of you have to
admit the crew packs are a waste of most the items. Everytime I get on
an engine there are dozens ripped open and usually the TP and alcohol
wipes are gone. No one uses the sanitizer half the time or the toilet
covers.  The small clear bags aren't used either. FRA law states they
must supply a wash basin. Since they don't keep them working they HAVE
TO SUPPLY WATER FOR WASHING. The FRA may have agreed to let them replace
the water with hand sanitizer. I haven't called yet to find out but
I'm going to. They have to provide TP. That I know is a fact. We need
the water. I use it to wash the Windows when they are so bad you can
barely see out of them. I use it to pour in the toilets when they reak
of urine and to clean the toilet seats off. I use the water to wash my
hands and also to drink. 
If they take our water then we all need to get serious about going to
the FRA  and our state health departments. Don't take engines unless
they are spotless and the Windows are clean. Toilets are clean and work
and don't reek! Now that trump has cut off all our deductions we won't
be able to claim bringing our own water for cleaning and sanitation
reasons when by FRA law it is supposed to be provided!

Name: Stick it out
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 30+ years
Posted: 19 June 2019

Quitters never win, and winners never quit ! I stuck it out had Hh for a
boss and I retired. Now life could not be better, I went threw the
stress and bs. I was pulled out of service twice. But then put in
grievance both times got full back pay and reinstated. They where just
being bullies. That is all they have to try and control the employees
is bulling tactics. The years pass by and your closer to the finish
line. Just try and play the game. It is easy to get fed up with all the
bs. But the pay and benefits are good. Let them send you home, in my
view itís a paid vacation. The key is to have some money put a side so
if you are out of service for a while. Beat them at there own game. Now
that it is slim pickings with employees they are more hesitant to pull
you out of service. Believe me management is more  frustrated  and
scared than you are. They are talking tough to hide there own fear.

Name: Former field hand
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 19 June 2019

I used to think working there was great and I would retire but as the
years went on and I saw how they treated me and how they treated other
people I began to realize that it just wasn't worth it and I don't
regret quitting at all so if anybody seriously considers it it's worth
it trust me you're going to get your life back money ain't everything

Name: RailWiener 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 19 June 2019

We're told to report for duty 4 hrs after tieing up. Had 22 cars with
DP. We made this train up in the yard with no line of road work. To
make things even more ridiculous the DP kept placing train  in
emergency.  We made it half way home before going dead. Our silly ass
train master wanted to know why we were on duty over 12 hours.

And we have no water or Crew packs.  We also had 2 men and a dyke to
quit this month. Short on man power. All personal business are being
denied and having personnel days removed Friday to Monday.  Was told I
had to have pods done but can't be laid off to finish.  All claims are
being researched and denied.  CSX can't afford PPE and Gatorade is gone
to the wayside with the boot program.

Name: Shortline
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 19 June 2019

Jump ship while you can boys! Come on over to the shortlines, G&W is
hiring all over.

Name: Pushback
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 19 June 2019

Brothers 

First the attendance policy from hell. Then the ridiculous call back in
4 hours and now no crew packs and water. Remember when HH cried about
the pushback by crews? Time for another cry session!

Name: Cond.
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 19 June 2019

Foote 

It's pretty sad when you got TM texting guys at home begging them to
come in and work. You treat people like dog crap and what do you
expect. No one is stepping up for you unless they are bribbed or just
so greedy they have no morals.

Name: BillyDee
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 19 June 2019

We be losing men every month.  CSX ain't got no body that be wanting
too stay her.  I be a soldier and like then houring the green don't
matter thay can't keep no body.

Name: Engineer
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 19 June 2019

Master 

Crawl back under your rock company mole.
Keep the info coming brothers.  You got them itching. Loser mole is
trying to deflect.
Injury on the greatlakes.  Going to be head hunting like crazy. Watch
your every move. The heat will be on!!!

Name: So called yardmaster cuck
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 19 June 2019

your no yardmaster your just a cuck. Playing on the key board till the
wife lets you out of the room once she has been serviced by your
neighbors!!!

Name: The Master
E-mail: 
Employed as: Yard Master, for 1-10 years
Posted: 19 June 2019

Shop an engine on us and see what happens.  We dont miss ANY
originations due to you scumbags.  We have plenty of air fresheners we
can dump in your shit filled leader.  So shut up woman and do your job!
 Next week it will be "My AC doesnt work.  Whaaaa".  Crybabies.  
Should have studied harder!  Lololol #comeonrain.

Name: Cond.
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 18 June 2019

Ape 

Heard someone broke their leg.  If true I feel sorry for him. They'll
fry him.

Name: Cond.
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 18 June 2019

Government

Sorry dude but your wrong. You don't have to go through any union to
whistle blow.  In fact it's your duty to report anyone breaking the
law.  Google whistleblowing.

Name: Cond.
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 18 June 2019

Government

Sorry dude but your wrong. You don't have to go through any union to
whistle blow.  In fact it's your duty to report anyone breaking the
law.  Google whistleblowing.

Name: Friend 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 18 June 2019

Master 

Post like yours is the reason people don't take true railroaders
seriously.  You should have been flushed.

Serious railroaders 

You get an engine that smells that bad you shop it. It's time to stop
worrying about being retaliated against. You get flack for it you call
the FRA. All of you have let the bullying go on way too long. As for
your union's, their a wash. You have to take care of yourself. You
shoukd send a petition to your internationals to get on board with
whistleblowing If the company is violating any laws. It's not an
accident. They know what they are doing. You may be getting set up for
some contract changes if it continues. Its a strong arm tactic the
employer and unions use to get the members to accept changes they want.
The employer starts violating a bunch of agreement articles and laws
thus creating havoc in the workplace. The union steps up and starts
acting like they are trying to get it taken care of. Then they come
back and ask the members to consider changing one thing the company
wants and then they can get them to lay off of the other violations.
It's a common tactic. Your answer to them should be NO!  You pay them
to enforce and fight for your signed agreements. You don't horse trade
crap to make the employer happy and screw you over. If your union rolls
over on you then you take it outside to other government agencies.

Name: Goverment
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 18 June 2019

I think before the goverment can intervene on labour or safety issues.
Your union has to exhaust all avenues with the company. If issue canít
be addressed then the goverment can step in and deal with CSX. Remember
this regime will do what they want because ceo Foote and higher ups know
they will be long gone before anything is dealt with. Then the
management that is left behind will try and be buds with you again.
Lived threw it , karma will get all those mother fuckers, they will
have there day the way they treat employees.

Name: The Master
E-mail: 
Employed as: Yard Master, for 1-10 years
Posted: 18 June 2019

No injury today.  Get back to work you bunch of filth.  Shoulda studied
harder in school.  You all whine more than a woman.  Nobody is forcing
you to stay!  But we both know you arent going to leave.  So I will
make sure I fuck your eyeballs out every chance I can.  Why?  Because I
am a YardMASTER!!!!!!!!   #morerainplease #AvonYMclub #you'rejelly

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 18 June 2019

The toilet situ has become such a problem last few months especially now
it hotter weather im not sure if were not getting methane poisoned...
severe headaches now.

Name: Loco
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 18 June 2019

No water 

It is fra law.  229.21 and 229.139 covers sanitation of locomotives.
229.21,covers toilet paper, washing systems and trash.  If you have a
supervisor who is telling you to put in a claim you call the fra
immediately. Then put in a claim.  If the company is pulling this crap
then someone in the fra has been bought off and is allowing the comony
to try tbis. Make the FRA explain. Second, all Engineers need to start
shopping the locomotives for defects and especially if the toilet
compartments are dirty, stinky, water on the floor, won't flush and
flappers don't work. This is going to far. Don't forget that all
employees have a right by state and federal laws to work in a safe and
clean enviornment. CSX IS NOT ABOVE THE LAW. THEY MUST FOLLOW STATE
LAWS! You have all legal rights to file a complaint with your state
health department. Call OSHA. For God's sake. Stand up and grow a
pair.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 18 June 2019

A lot of shit going on at Avon and itís all being covered up,   Also a
very serious injury today,   Letís see if that gets covered up.

Name: No water
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 18 June 2019

It's gong on here already.   Lc told fat boy it's was a contrac issue.
   Ab said file a grievance.

Name: Xlc
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 18 June 2019

FRA law states they have to provide sanitation means on the locomotives.
 They started supplying water because the wash basins were discontinued.
They have to provide toilet paper and hand sanitizer of some sort.  You
can find these laws on line under the 200-299 cfr. Someone just
starting rumors as usual.  Bunch of children.

Name: Crackhead Hogger
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 18 June 2019

Hearing rumors that they aren't going to provide crew packs or water
any longer. I've heard that many terminals are already seeing this.
Can anyone comment on this?

Name: Nc sub
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 18 June 2019

New castle sub under water. Big sink holes. Washouts. Might be off a few
days boys.

Name: Simulator
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 18 June 2019

In Canada Hh had all office staff fast tracked engineer training in a
simulator. The closest those office staff had been to a train was a
keyboard on computer. The union complained to transport Canada. But
transport Canada sided with cprail and Hh. There where mishaps with
these inexperienced office staff running trains, but it was covered
up!!!!! Itís not about safety anymore itís all about profit.

Name: Loco
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 18 June 2019

Training
Engineer is right.  That simulator game is no where even close to a
real train. The FRA knows this too and just turns their heads. I've
used the thing several times and had problems. Severe slack problems
and almost tore my train up. Hills and valleys are different on every
damn train. Knowing when to increase and decrease the remote power to
make up for the rear not keeping up on these 2 -3 mile long trains
takes practice. Knowing when to get the fence up and how to fix crap
when the communications drops is serious crap. The delay in the signal
is a bitch and on my territory the thing constantly drops out the
communication. They refused to give me a pilot.  TM got on engine to
make sure it was linked up right then said use the books you got.
You'll figure it out. They had guys assigned to ride with us the first
time then called them off. I never got one. they say just call one of
them if you got questions.  Yeah right! See what happens if you stop
your train to call one of them or to read your damn manual. They will
bust your ass for delay of train. put your foot down and demand a pilot
and see how fast they come after you. A guy had to call the ethics
committee and file charges against a tm who kept calling him a liar
because he told him he wasnt qualfied and wouldn't take a dp train.
Ended up getting the HR dept involved. the engineer never saw one day
of any training. Tried to toss him the books and say go. This is the
shit that's going on out here.  Engineer is right. It's criminal.

Name: Shortline
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 18 June 2019

You guys sound like you work for a G&W property not a class 1.
Shortlines are the future gentlemen, class 1s are gonna sell you out
and replace you conductors with  an empty seat. You'll be shortline
scum if you want that rr retirement. Goodluck!

Name: Eng
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 17 June 2019

Training

You are called in and forced to take the simulator training. If you
refuse you will be pulled out of service on refusal charges. The proof
you took it is when they pay you. It does not relieve the company of
following FRA safety regulations and making sure that all employees
operate trains in a safe manner that protects the public and themselves
from serious injury or even death. Employees have voiced their opinions
about this training and as usual they are ignored. CSX is notorious for
cutting corners on their training to save time and money. When you get
your new rules book look at the statement on the back from the CEO.  He
talks the talk but doesn't walk the walk. Safety is not the top
priority. Not all Engineers took the training because they pulled the
training trailors out to early and many never got a chance to PLAY on
their simulator. Tossed books in their laps and ordered them to take
the trains and read the manuals at the same time. This is criminal.

Name: Training
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 17 June 2019

If your being trained in a simulator , and you sign a paper you received
training etc. And then you fuck up. Your liable because you signed off
that your trained. Thatís all they need in court. The judge will say
why did you sign off if you donít feel trained.

Name: Eng.
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 17 June 2019

FRA 

Please explain why you aren't enforcing proper training of engineers
on the use of DP.  Tossing guys into the seat with no pilots. Just one
damn run with someone who knows what their doing!  You know that damn
simulator isn't even like running a real train. Your own rules say Csx
is supposed to have a training program filed with you.  Did you approve
of this shit? You going to take the blame when a key train with alert
cars is spilled everywhere when there is a derailment?  Call engineers.
Ask them about being told "here's the books. Now take the train. You
will figure it out". Let's just pretend we're sitting at a fake
train simulator and try to remember what the hell they showed us.  Do a
survey. See how many guys have had problems with severe slack!  See how
many have had communication problems. Do your job!

Name: Mayberry
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 17 June 2019

We've had 6 to quit in less than 6 months. Two more are currently
seeking employment  elsewhere.   All but two are former military.

Name: Quiting
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 17 June 2019

Under Hh at cn and cp, managers union employees where fired or quit , on
a daily bases. When the terminals ran short Hh just put managers to work
in the field to make up for lost staff. And if they refused they where
also fired. I have not heard of management doing union work yet on here
at csx, but Iím sure Foote will consider it as an option!

Name: Rules
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years
Posted: 17 June 2019

T&E

The new Employee Operating Manual has been printed and delivered to
most terminals. They will be effective July 1st,2019.

After doing a light review of the book, there have been a few omissions
discovered.

It was surprising that many of the new rules that were just recently
issued were contained in the book. This could have only happened if the
books were written and they already had the new rules in place. You have
been receiving them a few at a time to catch you up to speed before you
get your book.

When you get your books there are a few rules/bullets that did not make
it into the book.

Safeway rule. 2300.4- Transporting fusees. This is a new rule
              2009.8- Approved safety glasses- paragraph(bullet)D
                      was omitted
              2102.1-Bullets were published as alphabetical in the 
                     system bulletins but changed to numerical in the 
                     book.

Equipment handling- Add rule 4352.1 to the reserved section. Addresses
high/low horsepower locomotives as mixed consist.


Pay very close attention to the wording in rules 406.3 and 406.6. These
two rules address different scenario's that you can use to protect
shoving or pushing equipment. CHOSE WISELY!

If and when we find more omissions or conflicting rules we will post
them here. Please inform your fellow workers so they can update their
books.

Conductor 1-10.... You posted that you were having a problem getting
the proper documents to work on foreign line tracks? Show your
supervisor rule 100.5. Let him/her explain to you why this rule is not
being followed. If this person can not give you a legal and reasonable
answer then ask your operating rules department. You would think after
reading rule 100.4 the company would give the same consideration to the
other railroads.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 17 June 2019

Three people in my terminal quit within the last month.   What does that
tell you about the future of this Gestapo and all the Nazi's in charge?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 16 June 2019

Another day of PSR-    Ponzi Scheme Railroading 


Letís all stick together for once and go on Strike

Name: conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 15 June 2019

Mayberry

You are 100% correct.  I didn't do my homework.  I didn't know that
CSX is the lowest paying class one railroad in the country. Check out
the pay and the working hours and agreements of the other class 1. Csx
pays at least a 1000.00 bucks less a pay period than most. they break
more federal laws than any company I have ever worked with.  

Speaking of rule breaking, I was told that if you work on a foreign
line railroad you are supposed to have their timetable, special
instructions and rules books. I would like to know why in the hell the
supervisors out of roselake refuse to issue the material to the crews
who run on the KCS territory.  I would like to know how they can just
give you a set of track warrants to go on their line and nothing else.
what the hell will happen to us when the other railroad decides to
banner test us or board us looking for the paperwork we are supposed to
have when working on their lines.  I was told we operate under their
operating rules and we follow our safety rules. WTF!
Has anyone brought this to the attention of the CSX operations
department? I know people have asked the supervisors and they have just
blown it off. Told some people that we don't operate on enough of the
territory to worry about it.  I cant find a thing in writing that says
its okay to do this if your just running on a small portion!

Name: Mayberry
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 15 June 2019

Yeah we all applied for this job and yes no one is holding a gun to our
head. With that being stated.  This is not the company most of us hired
out with. Also a lot of us was lied to and paid for a job.  Now we're
vested with is sorry ass RR.  There lies the problem. CSX knows it and
are exploiting their employees.  Additionally new hires are leaving and
not looking back.   As far as a fair days wages for a fair days work. 
That would be great but this corrupt industry will never go a long with
that.   Productivity of a RRer has increased a 100 fold while wages
struggle to keep up with cost of living.  Meanwhile CEOs are making
1000x what they they did 20 yrs ago.    CSX SUCKS ASS if that hurts
your feelings. You should visit a different site.    Caps was changed
as soon as an arbitrator sided with the employees.  So tell me CSX
aren't criminals.

Name: rules
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years
Posted: 15 June 2019

T&E

Be careful when following the detector rule charts. Key trains are not
addressed. If you have a hit by a detector and you do not find a defect
when inspecting them you must travel 30mph to the next detector or until
it is delivered to the next terminal for inspection. This means you must
travel 30 mph the rest of your trip if you have no detectors left to do
an inspection no matter how far you have to travel. If the same car
sets off another defect it must be set out. The speed for a key train
is not in the equipment speed chart. It is 50 mph. All key trains must
have a working operative telemetry device or DP located on the rear. 
You will find this information in the rules(6400) in the hazmat section
of your rule book.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 15 June 2019

I ran into a clerk the other day workin at Walmart , He said he wouldnít
worry to much about the one man crew deal , the union will protect your
job .

Name: Foote
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 14 June 2019

With Foote being ceo of CSX, and promoting all these unsafe practices
and having his managers willingly push footes unsafe agendas. Just to
to get trains moving before due diligence has been done. And management
promotes this unsafe practices and threatens dismissal if you do not
break the rules. Foote should be held accountable as a Canadian
breaking the laws in the USA. A  nice big fine and prison sentence ,
would be fitting for his overseeing the corruption he created and has
enforced at CSX.

Name: Cornelius 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 13 June 2019

Its not like that Family: We just have too get the freight moved safely
and efficiently in this ever changing economy. Honest days pay for a
HONEST days WORK is all that is expected from our VALUED employees.

Name: Conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 13 June 2019

Imposter rules....

No one leaves without a work order. If they did it would come back on
management if anything happened out there. The dispatchers do a job
briefing with crews before they depart. It requires knowing your loads,
empties, tons, length. Not all engines have PTC or TO available.  Would
be real interesting to see what happens when the crew tells the
dispatcher they don't have a clue because they weren't given  a
workorder. If a crew can't inspect their train for proper cars and
placement it's the supervisors problem. The crew only has to ask.
It's Better to let them step in it than to argue with them and chance
being charged with insubordination or being argumentative. The radio
can be the crews best friend especially when others are working on the
same channel. Ask for what you need over the airway. The more witnesses
the better.

Name: Rules
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 13 June 2019

What amazes me is there are company and goverment rules. And crews still
play into the hands of these stupid managers. They tell you to take a
train without the proper paper work, and you do without any resistance.
 Now if you have dangerous cars and have a derailment, your clueless on
what you have on your train. And the public is put in danger. You know
the rules protest that your train needs paper work to proceed. Grow
some fucking balls before some innocent people get injured or killed.
And the train crew will be held responsible. Good luck with that!

Name: family
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 13 June 2019

CSX


Cameras in the cabs, no napping at late hours, drones, PTC, TO, DP,
observation testing, GPS, hiding in the bushes and rushing crews out of
the buildings without any paper work available to safely inspect their
trains while building them seems to me to be over the top and extreme.
It is also dangerous for the entire workforce to be in a situation
every single day they come to work that creates an environment of
paranoia and fear of being written up or maybe even fired. Their jobs
should not make them feel like they are in a max security prison and
they have to walk on pins and needles everyday or they will feel the
wrath of their employer. It just amazes me that people actually stay in
this business but then the bills need to be paid. You should be kissing
the boots of the ones who do. You are lucky your have people who put up
with you.

Name: conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 12 June 2019

Ape


Try googling it.  Im sure you can find something about it. 

More changes coming in the next 2 weeks according to supervisors in the
big 4 yard.   wonder what circus act we are getting now!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 12 June 2019

Anyone have a contact that still makes those custom aluminum railroad
grips?

Name: ???
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 11 June 2019

Why does everyone always say the company could care less.  I think you
all mean the company COULDN'T care less.  I see this all the time in
post. I couldn't care less about them either. Im here for the money. I
checked out on this job 20 years ago when they took over conrail and
turned it into nothing more than a head hunting pat me on the back
company who wants noting more than to look good to the investors and
fill the ceo's pockets. They showed that when they took on an old man
who had one leg in the grave and refused to take a medical. They all
knew his health was shot. He took them big too. All that money for just
a little time trying to run things.


Now what the heck was this about being called out of the hotel? I
couldn't quite understand that post. Show up when? 2 hours after your
rested? For what? Got to have a train scheduled and know exactly when
it should be called. Who is calling?

Name: Bluegrass
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 11 June 2019

Well the GC's been talking with labor relations about SN to contact ACD
at the afht.   It comes down to they want to do away with more callers. 
 Just show up for duty no two hour call.  ACD can't call trains in two
hours how the hell will they be able to call one in ten?  CSX thinks
this will eventually start up at HT.  CSX can suck this big black dong.

Name: Cn cp 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 11 June 2019

The last post is a 100% right, lived threw it at cp for 4 years under
Hh. They care about making a fast buck for the shareholders. They could
care less about the future of the company or the people. Then after they
leave with there pockets full, a lot of money has to be spent to replace
equipment that was sold, and to find people and train them. They expect
you to run your ass off, to put yourself out of a job. Your just a
number to these assholes. They will give you enough rope to hang
yourself, donít take short cuts because, if they can fire you with
cause they save money. The four years under this regime was very
stressful time for employees. Good luck.

Name: To willard carman
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 11 June 2019

I'm telling you don't listen to the mr old head down in jack ass ville
mr corporate u think this fucking outfit wants us to know willard is
closing no absolutely not it's a sick fucking game to these guys to
fuck with the workers and have everybody worried about what's going on
you should be using your judgement about willard they been working on
closing willard for at least 6 months one train at a time I don't
really care what some blow hard from corporate says its comming be
prepared

Name: Formal field hand
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 10 June 2019

Ive got tickets tickets anyone come on down and get your grievance
tickets issued by the Union hahaha...!!!
Thats a good one !!

Name: Bluegrass
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 10 June 2019

Side letter for making moves.  You can wipe your ass with that side
letter. CSX are criminals they don't give two shits about your side
letter.   Put the claims in. Get "researched" lol.  Get claims
denied.  It's all a dog and pony show and your union is selling
tickets.

Name: Wtf
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 10 June 2019

Dispatchers new rules say they are required to have 15 hrs rest before
reporting for duty.  A TM told me to show up on my rest at my afht
which is a violation of fra law. I'm entiltled to 10 hrs. undisturbed
rest! Period! I don't have to be in a company vehicle reporting to
duty until I get my 10 hrs.  Send you home for 4 hrs just to turn
around and come back to finish your 12 hours they can use you. Run you
back and forth like a damn whipped mule. WTF. Dispatcher gets to go
home and be off 15 hours guaranteed every day?  Like our jobs aren't
as stressing. Follow us around hiding in bushes, flying drones over
head, camera starring in your face all day, rushed and ordered to cut
corners, screwed out of pay, taking the shit that rolls down hill and
now an attendance policy that's just stupid crazy!  it's called
mental abuse like that other poster said.

Name: Cond.
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 10 June 2019

Wyatt.

Give it a rest. If it makes you happy to play that game go for it but
it ain't making a difference. I show up every week just to sit and
wait for my train to show up anyway. The power isn't ready or they are
stealing it off an inbound. The track isn't worked or whatever.
Printers don't work, computers are down, work order is wrong and the
shit goes on. All your doing half the time is preventing yourself from
sitting around. They want you out of the building in 10 minutes. Little
hard to do when your train or power isn't there.  Get the point! So the
tm's run around acting like meth heads on speeders cause the morons in
Jacksonville can'tbe realistic and threaten them all the time.  OFF
WITH THEIR HEADS! GET ER DONE! NO EXCUSES! If the train doent make our
departure time the whole damn country is coming to a stand still!  What
a frickin circus!

Name: NG
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 10 June 2019

Hazmats

All key trains are 50 mph. Hazmat rule 6400. Supervisor told someone
that their only 50 if they have a loaded pih/tih car in them because
not all hazmats are restricted. Jesus Christ. They forgot to put the
key train speed restriction in the speed chart rules 4400.

Name: Formally a field hand
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 10 June 2019

Agreements?  They dont follow them anyway
They change it as they go.
Why waste your time trying to follow them or manipulate them they'll
just do whatever they want anyway

Name: Wyatt  Earp
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 10 June 2019

Cond. and Punk

   Do you not know how to fucking read? I never said anything about
marking off on the call you dumb inbred Fuck. I'm not marking off on
the call, just delaying taking the call. And it's not 10 points for
hanging up on the IVR, for all the computer knows it could be a wife,
child, or roommate answering the phone.  And yes, I've read the
agreement and the new attendance policy and i am well aware of the
points assessed for missing a call. Educate yourself before speaking
next time before you make yourself look like a dumb ass again.

Name: Punked 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 10 June 2019

Brothers

Come on guys. Screw big Wyatt and his crap. He's not making any
difference. We got to start putting in every single claim we can even
if we know they will deny them. Keep them busy 24-7 reading these
things. We got to report any violations no matter how small. We need to
get our agreement changed so we get the right to do early lay off and
demand to be kept in town before we go on vacation. This attendance
policy is going to screw us all. You got to mark off sick on Friday if
you got plans to fly or drive out of town the weekend you start
vacation. They screw people over all the time. Call conductors out for
road jobs on Friday at last minute and screw the whole family over.
They called me out late on a Thursday and didn't get me back until
sat. Afternoon. Screwed our vacation plans all to hell. They don't
give a shit. Our union agreement sucks when they can't even protect
our vacation time. Think about it. If your taking one week you cant
really plan anything for sure until sunday. Then you got to be home on
friday so you can go back sometime on sat. You really only get 4 days
for sure. So let's just swamp their labor relations with claims then
take all those denied claims and shove them up our General chairman's
arss. Start faxing them directly to them. Don't count on your LC to
turn them in. Call OSAH. Call the fra. Call EPA.
We got to do something. This sitting around and taking it up the arss
isn't helping.  Like hanging up the damn phone that isnt doing crap to
help. We need media attention. something has to give.

Name: Cond
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 10 June 2019

Wyatt

Engineer was right. Your the dumb ass. Coming on here and bragging that
pie hole off about deliberately avoiding calls and creating a slow down
and late reporting.  What kind of idiot are you!
Read the policy.  The miss call section is a gray area. It says marking
off on call before hanging up the phone. How do you Mark off while the
IVR is talking to you after you answer it? Their not talking about
talking to a live caller. You keep hanging up on the IVR and see how
long that works. That's why they wrote it that way. To bust people who
do the stupid shit your suggesting. And it is 10 points!

Now, to more important issues. Anybody see how they rewrote the
electronic device rule in a jumbled up mess.  Can't tell what is
really mechanical and what is transportation.  Is rule 1002.3
mechanical or is it transportation.  Used to be all rules under 1002
were mechanical.  They also removed the right for the engineering
department to use cameras. Wonder what that's all about. Must have
been submitting evidence.

Name: Carman
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 30+ years
Posted: 10 June 2019

With all these shops closing, either they are putting bad order cars and
power in storage or getting contractors to do repair work. Iím sure that
is violation of your collective agreement. Get the union to find out who
took over your work. And start filing grievances.

Name: Wyatt  Earp
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 09 June 2019

Eng 10-20,

   To say your a dumb ass would be a great understatement. It's not 10
damned points to not accept a call from the IVR, the IVR will NOT miss
call a employee, EVER.  I play this game with the calls every week and
have never been miss called, I'm not hanging up on the crew caller but
the IVR system.  I really don't think your a Engineer with 10-20 as
with this much seniority, you couldn't possibly be this stupid to not
know this. Your probably a company officer or some damned dumb ass
company suck who is merely trying to distract and be a team player.

Name: Eng.
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 09 June 2019

Duh Wyatt 

Attendance policy hanging up on call cost ya points. You got 10 minutes
to return call. Read your damn union agreement. They can prove you
answered and hung up genius.

Name: Cond.
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 09 June 2019

Wyatt

Let me guess. You were born with the umbilical cord around your knack
 Real smart retard. Come on here and post info that company can read
and then figure out how to make our lives worse. It's morons like you
that make our jobs a big joke.  Jeez. Just do your job by the rules.
Let them step on their own dicks. You follow the rules and write down
times when you do your shit.  
Rushed us out without work order. Said don't need it to double up and
they bring it to us before we left. Dumb ass YM gave us the wrong track
to double too. Good thing we figured it out on our own. Wrong car type
for deliveries. We should have just taken them. Not the first time this
shit has happened.  Had extra cars in the head cut. No work order to
check thing out until on board and ready to go.  Rushed out just to
find out we had a hazmat without papers. Just more bull crap that was
caused by being rushed.  Who's fault?  The supervisors. Let them bury
themselves.

Name: Bad ass 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 09 June 2019

Listen up boys i just got hired and start redi in a month.I'm fixing to
show all the crybabies on here what it means to be a railroader.Stop the
crying and whining and do your damn job.See you boys on the rails
soon.This is my dream job

Name: Doc Holiday 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 09 June 2019

Rules to live by @ csx..Rule #1 dont work on company time. Rule #2 dont
shit on YOUR on time.

Name: Wyatt  Earp
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 09 June 2019

So CSX wants us out the door and headed to our power in 10-15 minutes.
These managers are under so much pressure to get these trains out, they
will do anything to make departure time.  I found a way to delay a train
and there's nothing they can do about it.

  When the IVR calls us for work, hang up on the system or let it go to
voicemail. After the first attempt, the computer will wait approx. 14-17
minutes before it calls back.  After not answering the second time, the
caller is suppose to manually call the employee to work.  Sometimes the
caller forgets or they are swamped and it takes a long time to call. The
other day, the caller didn't call me for 57 minutes after the initial
call.

  As we all know, both the Ble and the UTU agreement's state we have 2
hours to show up for work once called for work. This Greedy Company
wants to keep bending us over and pouring it in us a little more each
day. Time to start giving them a little dose of slow-the-fuck down and
don't buy into the Teamwork B.S.  There isn't any teamwork out here,
this Hedge Fund managed company wants to eliminate everyone of our
jobs.

Name: Me
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 09 June 2019

Avon,

   No big news there about the Y.M. most of them are company rat
bitches.

Name: Avon
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 09 June 2019

Avon yard aster got caught sucking the TM off in the bull pen

Name: YardMASTER
E-mail: 
Employed as: Yard Master, for 1-10 years
Posted: 09 June 2019

You'll build the trains however the hell I tell you to build them.  And
guess what?!?!  Nobody is going to do or say shit to me because I am
untouchable.  I am a YardMASTER!  Going somewhere???  Why do I need to
go anywhere?  I work 40 hours a week, maybe a bit of OT here and there.
 Its always sunny and 70 in my reclining chair.  I go home every night. 
Drink a bourbon, and fuck my wife or girlfriend.  Oh, and best
part.......I made 90k last year.  Jokes on you Boy!  Get back out in
the rain bitch.

Name: Never ending
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 09 June 2019

I feel for you I'm in exact same boat rr brother waite and see what
shitshow comes our way

Name: To same old same old
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 09 June 2019

There will be a little yard work left there as to the extent of exactly
how much I am not sure I hope that helps a little but I'm not gonna
exaggerate what I know

Name: Former field hand
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 09 June 2019

Csx...sucking for over a hundred years.
It sucked then....and it sucks now
When it comes to sucking their at the top of the game.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 09 June 2019

Hey Avon Yardmaster,


Maybe you need to go back to yardmaster school and re learn how to
build trains,     Only place I know of that has over 50 tracks and you
still canít build a train right,    Furthermore maybe you need to be re
educated on how a train is supposed to be built when having DP Power,   
 I know you think sucking up to your trainmaster buddies sitting next to
you will get you somewhere but it WONT!

Name: Engineer
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 09 June 2019

Loco

PTC does not remotely control a locomotive.  The trip optimizer
remotely controls the locomotive. find a new hobby poser.

Name: Never ending
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 09 June 2019

Believe me when I say this because I do not like any of it it effects me
personally willard is closing not sure exact date yet but it is
happening best thing we can hope is they close to many yards and
everything goes to hell in a handbasket I just can't figure out
exactly just how much more greedy these guys are gonna be they know
everybody knows there game suck every penny out of this company and
bounce laughing all the way to the bank it's a crying shame what these
hedge funds can do to corporate America today absolutely freaking
disquisting

Name: YardMASTER
E-mail: 
Employed as: Yard Master, for 1-10 years
Posted: 09 June 2019

AVON Conductor:

Get back to work and get me some numbers now slave.  Your job is to
make me look good.  I run the yard, call the shots, and am your direct
supervisor.  You'll do what I say and like it bitch.  Thats why I am a
YardMASTER and you're in the rain.  Should have studied harder in
school boy.

Name: conducotr
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 09 June 2019

Rules

Good observation. You are right for sure about one thing. the rules are
written so that all the liability is on the employee. They were smart
the way they worded that but it doesn't do a damn bit of good when a
TM comes out and gets in your face while your working and tells you
that your breaking rules. Next time I got one screaming at me because
Im supposed to have one handbrake on my cut Im switching on the lead
next to me Im going to tell him Im allowed at least 30 feet. when he
cant find that in writing in the securing car section of the rules Ill
explain your reasoning. Great argument at my investigation when he
writes me up after challenging  him. Show him where it says in the rule
that unattended equipment has to have sufficient tested handbrakes but
not less than one. It isn't unattended in my book!

Name: Rules
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years
Posted: 08 June 2019

T&E

When an engineer sets the air on a car with the locomotive the action
is comparable to cutting away from a car that is on air and goes into
emergency causing the brake to set on that car. In both instances the
air brake is set on the car.

Unattended equipment-equipment left standing in such a manner that no
qualified employee is close enough to the equipment to take safe and
effective action to control its movements.

Unmanned- Locomotives or on-track equipment left standing with no
assigned employee close enough to take safe and effective action to
control its movements.

It was brought to our attention that there are supervisors who are
instructing employees engaged in switching movements that they must be
standing next to the equipment if they want to leave it standing
without a handbrake applied or it will be considered unattended. Since
there is no exact distance prescribed in the definitions of unattended
or unmanned there will be constant differences in the interpretation of
this rule by supervisors.

Line of road crew members must dismount the train and do a roll by
inspection of any passing train. The engineers are required to set the
brakes on the train(cars) and take the reverser with them when they
leave the cab and get on the ground. Removing the reverser is a safety
measure and has nothing to do with the ability to apply or maintain air
on the cars. NO HANDBRAKES ARE REQUIRED!

The rules are very specific. Both crew members are to be NO CLOSER THAN
30 FEET from the passing train. The conductor must be on the other side
of the passing train which will put him/her over 30 feet away from his
own train. In order for the engineer to be 30 feet away from the
passing train he must be at least 18 feet away from his locomotive on
the same side in order to be 30 feet away from the adjacent
rail/train.
 
CSX instructs the crews to dismount standing equipment and walk a
distance of no less than 30 feet away for the conductor and 18 feet for
the engineer to watch roll by inspections. Therefore it can be assumed
that the company feels this action is safe and the equipment is NOT
CONSIDERED UNMANNAED OR UNATTENDED or they would have to apply
handbrakes first. A car left standing with air brakes set/applied
should be given the same consideration.

It doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out why the definitions
of unmanned and unattended equipment were changed.  Applying handbrakes
and testing them on standing equipment takes time. If you are switching
a large cut of cars and will be constantly setting them out it can
waste a lot of time getting the job done. If you apply the handbrakes
on the cars and the locomotives just so you can get down and do a roll
by inspection of another train it would obviously delay the time it
takes for the train to depart its location when you have to go back and
take them off.  The company has left the decision in the hands of the
crews. Remember, the company has given specific instructions that you
are to be NO CLOSER THAN 30 FEET from a train passing while doing an
inspection. The rule does not say that you can not be any farther than
30 feet. There is no reason that this distance allowance can not be
considered when leaving cars standing with air brakes applied while
switching. It is impossible for a conductor working alone to stand next
to a car to attend it while he/she is switching out a cut. The best way
to solve all problems would be to have two conductors on the job. Then
someone could stand next to the equipment left standing and supervisors
wouldn't haven't to worry about it. This is not what the company
wants. They want crews reduced. Again, the new definitions were written
in a manner that allows the crew member to decide what he/she feels is a
safe distance. Use common sense.

Name: Yard Goat
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 08 June 2019

Guess I would have to beat the Constitution part that says public funds
can't be used for private business by word playing it as
Public/private partnership for the new combo train mounted crossing
gates geared with a garage door opener system/robo arm for switch
operation for the AWOL conductors and say the system costs four times
the actual cost and make 100% profit huh? Probably have to use a drone
to fly back to tell the cops that the mickey mouse sign is all that was
needed where the 5 kids were just ran down.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 08 June 2019

Cornelius Vanderbilt is what you call a corporate under the desk bitch!

Name: Avon
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 08 June 2019

Avon tower 2 turn the f*cking radio down.  We can't safely work in the
yard with your dumbass walking over everyone.

Name: PTC
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 08 June 2019

PTC remotely controls a train. This is the responsibility of each RR to
install, not to use an Amtrak accident for media and FRA to force
government/ people to pay for it. When an accident does happen the
government is at fault and will pay under an endemity clause. They are
taking advantage of accidents to show the need for PTC all the time
inserting remote control trains.  You have been warned for years of
remote taking your jobs and increasing train speed.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 08 June 2019

Yard Goat
You're thinking is right and is correct. Now think really big!
Our nations industries are protected by LAWS called the Anti-Trust
Acts.
These Laws have been ignored by government eleminating Fair Business
Practices.
This allowed foreign nations to take over our industries. 
When you buy an item from China has it gone thru a Low Bid Process as
American business is required to follow by Anti-Trust Laws?

Name: Yard Goat
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 08 June 2019

Act?

Be glad when those wasted funds railroad conductors are gone so store
prices/utilities/vehicles will get cheaper due to railroad lower
operating costs.

Name: Cornelius Vanderbilt
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 07 June 2019

Crying Bitches !!

Name: XLC
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 07 June 2019

Aahhh - Thatís a big fat NO!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 07 June 2019

Just a thought : I often wonder sometimes if working conditions would be
better if there wasnt a Union... if Company would be more willing to
Compensate the Good employees more fairly if it wasnt for the union
seniority bullcrap.

Name: engineer
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 07 June 2019

AMEN!

Just has to take off yesterday because my car was overheating and my
wife had to take me to get a rental until mine could get fixed. So now
I have 4 points that would have only taken me 2 months to clear off my
record and now it will take me 6 months.  There isn't anything fair
about this new policy. Lets face the facts. This is a policy designed
to fire people. Something happens next month then I got to start my 6
months all over again? It will just keep building if things happen
which it does to some people. In one year I bet you wont be able to
find a single person who doesn't have at least 2 points.

Name: ?
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 07 June 2019

Brothers


Lets not lose sight here. PTC being used with serious problems. How
about the post that stated they had info of another trains violations
on it and the PTC help desk stating that fact over the radio.
 
How about a post on bulletins being conflict. Jacksonville cancelling
some procedures but divisions keeping the same orders alive.

What is going on with the drones right now.  Haven't seen anything
about them lately. Anyone been buzzed by one?

How about the engineers who are getting forced to run the DP trains
without any training and they are refused pilots. It is happening and
will continue to happen until someone gets killed or a serious
derailment happens.  What happened to the FRA laws stating the company
has to have a valid training program in place for this kind of stuff.
FRA turning the blind eye again or is no one bothering to call and file
a complaint.

How about an attendance policy that is designed to be discriminatory
and unfair to some who are sick and need to see a doctor forcing them
to come to work in a condition that would make it unsafe for anyone
else to work with them.  Make everyone else sick because they are
afraid of getting points that will take 6 months to remove. 

Rush you in and out of the yards and have you run for hours in all kind
of conditions just to put you in a hotel for 4 hours for a nap to come
back out and work again when there are crews working and available to
do the jobs. If there aren't any because of the companies inflicted
shortages they want to blame the employees and punish them by not
honoring union claims that are black and white stating they are
supposed to keep enough people hired to cover all work and anticipated
shortages. Been pulling this crap for years on end with no help in site
from the unions.

Rushing you out of the buildings without your paperwork to identify the
position of the cars in your train while you double up tracks and get it
ready to leave. Have no way of checking your head six or checking cars
as you pass by them in adjacent tracks. 

Improper brakes slips on the trains and forced out without info about
the trains makeup and exactly how many cars you have in your train. Not
allowing time to do proper head end communication test with tele
devices. Having missing or extra cars in your train is becoming a
regular occurrence. Just wait and let a reader get it on the way and if
your lucky a dispatcher will let you know your train is screwed up and
your tonnage and length is improper.

Screw the fighting over the union and their worthless ability to
protect the workers. Time to involve OSHA and other federal agencies
that have jurisdiction over the railroads actions. We all know where
the unions stand and what they will do for us. They wont get involved
until employees start enough stink that the company ask them help get
the members under control. $$$$$$$$ and they will step in and SAVE THE
DAY! Pretend they are giving members something really great if they
would just back off. Seen this boy who cries wolf too many times.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 07 June 2019

Re Yard Goat
Thanks for the post on CBS Whistleblowers.
Already sent the information on RRs. I've already informed politicians
I'm going to media. Maybe CSX General Council will wake up.  If not
there will be a lot of lost jobs.
Looks like many have already lost their jobs. Care to act stupid
again??

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 07 June 2019

CSX is a thing of the past. You have not listened and have taken no
actions even when you have things laid out for you. EXAMPLE?  This PTC
you keep talking about is Remote control of a train. It takes time to
emplement. Sorry but you guys don't have the guts and knowledge to
stop all this. Your Unions have known for a long time and have done
nothing not so much as to let you know what's coming your way. No
it's not the little things but life altering events to all RRs and our
nation. Figure it out yourself!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 07 June 2019

Boy, that last post is a dandy - ..."make a stink....charge you with
conduct unbecoming of your union....."   Hell, fed up with UTU/Smart?
Switch & join another organization if so dissatisfied - see if it can
do better for you.
Where do knumbnuts that post things like that come from?

Name: Yard Goat
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 07 June 2019

https://www.cbs.com/shows/whistleblower/

THE CASE OF MURDERING THIEF RAILROADS.

Name: cond.
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 07 June 2019

Ape

Read the LMRDA!  You wont find a thing in it about any railroad crap.
That railroad crap has nothing to do with your rights to sue your
unions. Ask any union official. First thing he will tell you is that
your just wasting your time taking your grievances outside because most
other lawyers aren't as experienced with going after unions. How do I
know? Because I had a UTU international rep tell me just that when I
informed him I knew what my rights were as a union member in the United
States. Many laws are in place because of the Mafia mentality that
existed in the past. Doesn't matter anyway. As soon as your make a
stink they will try and charge you with conduct unbecoming of your
union and throw a bunch of so called constitution violations at you if
they can. If that doesn't work then they will just find a way to get
your company to shut you up.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 07 June 2019

XREP you call me ignorant but it does. For someone that has not met with
a lawyer sure talks a lot. Met with Bruce Shine in Tennessee . Look him
up. I'll take his word over an allegedly XREP. An XREP that spreads
shit that is false and has NO IDEA what he's talking about. Keep
spreading your crew room bullshit. Seems about right XREP trying to
shutdown someone with facts or experience. So take your disrespectful
ass to a lawyer before your so quick to give me your fucking dime store
opinion with your grade school fucking education.

Name: LOOKING BACK? HAS IT CHANGED?
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 07 June 2019

been awhile since i left!   you folks still doing favors for  the
Company? you trying to kiss ass to get in early? you still dragging
your train into the next terminal so the next conductor has to check
your train? ya lazy bastards! if ya get the detector? stop and check
your train using csx rules!!! so your 10 miles from your home terminal?
do your job and do it safe!!!  check the frucking trains!
if  your told to commit an unsafe act? by all means?  do it!  chances
are your widow  and kids need the money? if you get called interrupting
your rest? by all means dont tell the caller  restart my rest  as you
 interrupted it?  !!!!!you  never know  whos wearing diapers? they wont
stop the train to take a chit?!hmmmm yup !!!!!  i  can go on and on   
bla  bla bla !  you get it yet?  use  the rules they say to use!!!!!!!


IF YOU HAVE A 16000 FT TRAIN AND I HAD A FEW LONGPOOL JOBS OUTA
CHICAGO!!!

 AND YA GET THE DETECTOR AND HAVE TO CHECK BY THE RULES  5 IN FRONT 
FIVE BEHIND?   GRAB YOUR FREAKING LUNCH  6PK OF WATER (FUSEES   IN CASE
OF DOGS)  HAD  LOTS OF DEFECTS ON SAME TRAIN COULD HARDLY HEAR
DISPATCHER  TRYING TO ASK MY ENGINEER HOW LONG I WAS GONNA BE?   
BEFORE I STARTED WALKING I TOLD HIM GRAB A CATNAP  GONNA BE AT LEAST
2-5 HOURS ACCOUNT  BAD WALKING CONDITIONS? AND TRAINS ON THE OTHER
MAINS!!!!    OH YA ALMOST FORGOT?  TAKE A CREW PACK WITH YA  ? AS THEY
PROVIDE A SAFE PLACE TO TAKE A DUMP!!!!!    IS IT STILL SAFE TO STAND
AND WATCH TRAINS GO BY?  30  FT?   IS THAT UNSAFE?  HMMMM? YUP IM AN
OLD FART!!!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 07 June 2019

I think we all need to concentrate more on working hard and doing a good
Job.

Name: Formally a field hand
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 07 June 2019

LMAO.....haahaa
Just reinforcing my decision was the right one and trying to let people
know you don't have to put up with the s*** out there so hahaha

Name: kyle
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 07 June 2019

I have seen this happen many times were the rr will put up new
buildings, redo the yard with new ties & new rail and even make new
paved roads into those yards and 3 yrs later just abandon the place, go
figure!

Name: Engineer 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 06 June 2019

Great lakes engineers

Does anyone know why they still have a bulletin out that engineers have
to use the PTC/TO integrated mode with version 5.0 when Jacksonville put
out a bulletin cancelling the use of it. What the hell. There Must be a
reason they cancelled it so why is the Greatkakes not cancelling the
ordet.  Are we the stool pigeons being used to test it?  Why isn't the
St. Louis line bulletin cancelled?
This constant contusion is just getting down right out of hand!

Name: Xrep
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years
Posted: 06 June 2019

Ape
Railway labor act has absolutely nothing to do with federal regulations
of your union's and their labor practices. It's amazing how many
railroaders are ignorant on the federal laws that protect all union
members in the United states. There are numerous groups out there who
will counsel union members and provide information for free. Your
right. It would be a tough road but when the union's continue
repetitive actions that are obviously negative against the members you
have the right to question them and demand answers.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 06 June 2019

HAHAHA. You quit and home by 6. Off on the weekends but still follow a
site about the RR. DIIIIIIID YAAA REALLLLY QUIT?  LMAO. If I quit I
damn sure would never be on a RR site still listening to all the
bitching! That's like getting hit by a car and  doing it over and over
again. Dude let it go and go enjoy you life then.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 06 June 2019

I can tell you from experience about meeting with a labor lawyer. Unions
are protected very well. I was also told by the labor lawyer I met with
he would not sue a union. He did listen to our case and asked many
questions (4 hours long). Took over 3 weeks and reviewed the facts and
researched the railway labor act. Told us he would take our case
starting at 30k for now but was honest with us and said he didn't
think we would win. If you choose to go forward I have a feeling you
will walk away even more frustrated than you already are. Good luck.
Also be careful some will take a case just for the money and know they
have no chance at winning. You might want to get the latest version of
the Railway Labor Act and start reading. Knowledge is power. He is the
main question he will ask. How is the Union not protecting you? Or what
did they do that you feel that are not representing you? Because they
have an office full of appeals which they have won some and lost some.
They have union employees jobs back after being terminated. Then you
are going to walk in and say I don't like what the company is doing to
me and how strict their policies are and I don't feel like the union is
working for me. He is going to ask for facts and not feelings. Our union
has a ton of documents where they have won cases and you need the same
as far as showing misrepresentation. It is a slippery slope.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 05 June 2019

Am wondering if "Legal" considers her/himself an "outside source"
where cases could be taken for consultation.

Name: BLAH
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 05 June 2019

WHO CARES ABOUT FRA BLAH

What all of us should be doing is going after our unions constitution
and make a change. there should be term limits for every officer all
the way up to the President of each one. No LC should be able to take a
management position for at least 2 years after they step down. This
would prevent a conflict of interest and they should never be able to
take a position with labor management.  No more bribing the good guys
to jump ship. If they do then they should have to wait.  We all have
federal rights that protect us against dirty union officials and those
unions who are not protecting us to the fullest extent. 

Anyone got any ideas how we can all pool some money and then make an
appointment with a labor law lawyer?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 05 June 2019

Well, who voted the current federal regime in?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 05 June 2019

Concerning all of your posts, the unions & FRA are letting the carrier
do whatever they want.

Are you really that blind?

Name: Legal
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 05 June 2019

T&E


Mental: Done by the mind
Manipulate: Handle; deal with skillfully; manage; FALSIFY

Crew Attendance Point System(CAPS) 2019
Pay special attention to Page 1-paragraph 2-midsection line 5.
Per the carrier(CSX) CAPS is not intended as a PUNITIVE measure for
those employees which chronic illness nor is it intended to
significantly impact employees whose attendance is normally consistent
but is temporarily affected by SPECIAL CIRCUMSTANCES.

The question that should be addressed with your Union Representation is
what is considered consistent. What should be considered special
circumstances. Who decides what event/circumstance would be considered
unforgivable. If you mark off after having accepted a call should you
be accessed twenty(20) points if you were in a situation that would not
allow you to report to work in a timely manner that was of no fault of
your own? 
Some examples could be as follows:
1. Involved in a car wreck.
2. Flat tire
3. Child falls ill at home or at school
4, Fire, flood, burst plumbing, heat failure, etc,
5. Vehicle breaks down with no ride immediately available
6. Stuck in traffic jam due to wreck
There are numerous instances that anyone could encounter that would
prevent the employee from reporting to work on time or reporting at
all.

It is stated in the question and answer section that you are entitled
to request a Personal Business day without incurring any points but you
are not entitled to the six(6)months Good Attendance Credit.
This procedure does not mirror the statement made by the carrier that
the CAPS system is not intended to significantly impact employees whose
attendance is normally consistent. Any points incurred or good credits
docked will most likely have a significant impact on any employee.
If an employee is involved in a circumstance that is out of their
control to manipulate in a favorable outcome for the carrier then they
should not in any circumstance be charged with "unfavorable
attendance" and lose their accrued credit towards their six(6) months
good credit. This may not be the way the carrier intended to describe
the outcome of using a Personal Business day but this is how it is
being interpreted. As for attending medical appointments and submitting
medical documentation, it would be wise for the carrier to view the
documentation with merit. Refusing to accept a written slip/form from a
Medical doctor could easily be construed that the attending physician
may be acting in a manner that could be viewed as a form of
malpractice. This is an issue everyone should address with their family
physicians and decide how they would like to proceed if any
documentation is denied. The level of points accessed should be matched
with the level of treatment or type of medication prescribed. Many
medications may hamper your ability to report to work in less than 24
hours. The state you reside in should have a list of drugs/medications
that are viewed as unsafe and warn against operating a motor vehicle on
their highways while under the influence. State laws are not to be
ignored.  

Incur: Fall into; bring upon oneself
Does an employee deserve to incur a negative outcome such as being
denied his/her credit for requesting a Personal Business day when
allowed to take time off for an unforeseeable circumstance? Is this
action what the carrier deliberately intended to do when the policy was
written or was it an oversight.
Most attendance policies are no more than written "tactics" in mental
manipulation. The carrier hopes that the policy will intimidate or
manipulate the employee into altering their mindset and refrain from
any action they find challenging. There are many circumstances that
should be viewed very carefully by the carrier before making a decision
as to how they will move forward in handling the event of an employee
"Marking" off. Sometimes the decision that is made is not always
proper. If you can not resolve the matter with your Union
representation you can and should take your case to an outside source
for consultation.

Name: Corporate 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 05 June 2019

Corporate office:
You know that's not what it's about. You're making record profits
and record everything off of us and bragging about it, while you tell
us you still need to make cuts. We don't even have a way to go to a
fucking doctors appointment if we get sick or have something wrong with
us or our families because you want to run this railroad without enough
people and make us do someone else's job so you can lie to the public
about how much money you're making. It's called fraud. People have
gone to jail for doing what the entire management is doing every day. I
hope you fuckers are exposed one day soon.

Name: Poe
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 05 June 2019

They want to pull some insane shit a t the afht.  Then they can expect
shit getting broken and stolen. Slip, trip and falls will increase too.
     Conductors will start screwing with the retainer valves on stored
cars.    They want to get stupid there some out here that will show
them stupid.

Name: Former field hand
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 05 June 2019

I'll tell you what puts it getting called on your rest and working
every 12 hours.....
Quit that's what I did I haven't been called once since then it's
great I get a good night sleep I get up I go to work I'm home by 6 at
night I'm off on the weekends

Name: Yard Goat
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 05 June 2019

OR how bad do train brakes suck?

RE:
http://www.newsandsentinel.com/news/local-news/2019/06/washington-county-worker-struck-killed-by-train/
 

5396 0.000298 156151X CSX OH WASHINGTON MARIETTA TR32 0 0 0 0 0 GT 0 1
25 YES 2 606  

Finding the nearby railroad crossing like 500 feet from where Mr.
Douglas was ran down by CSX,. USDOT number 156151X (Road TR32) the
Federal Railroad Administration records show ONE train a week with a 25
mph train speed limit. The crossing being in Washington County not
Wood.

The latitude/longitude FRA data 39.4689079 -81.4924540 plugged into
Google map is probably the same place where the county crew was taking
lunch right by the railroad signals. Street view shows the railroad
crossing gates/lights/electronics shed.

Federal law requires train horns at this crossing. Going one way the
four train horns would have stopped right at the crossing like 500 feet
from the rail bridge that crosses Devolís Run and the other train way
the train horns would (SHOULD) have started 550 feet before the
crossing. The police pictures of the "W" signs are? The police black
box readings of train horns are? The police copy of the train video
is?

So a real Operation Lifesaver and the one train a week wouldn't be
going fast enough to hit a turtle. Sight stopping distance for train
speed only. A real Operation Lifesaver and the crossing signals/gates
that don't work with a week of rust buildup anyway would go where
really needed and the one train a week would crawl through the brightly
street light lit crossing. A real Operation Lifesaver  and some of the
954 COMPLETE SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN in the state would have been used to
have signals on the death trap railroad bridge. A real Operation
Lifesaver and the brush on the curved tracks would be cut back so the
train could SEE.. A real Operation Lifesaver and the railroads would be
required to have video monitoring to get the trains stopped in time!!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 05 June 2019

Is a honest days work for a honest days pay that hard to understand ?

Name: HAHA
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 30+ years
Posted: 04 June 2019

THAT is correct like the last post said ,itís REGULATORY CAPTURE,,thatís
why we need votes to get there high ups out FRA ,STB ,are known as
ďCAPTURED AGENCIES ďĒ. I want back back pay from the personal pocket of
the people in charge not payed back by my own tax dollars

Name: Smh
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 04 June 2019

I have phone records to show I have waited over an hr on the phone just
for a deadhed home multiple times ,, for people that are on the same
shift Ď and I get fired if I donít answer my in the middle of sleep
after being up for hrs and working if the PSR is so great then why
canít we know when weíre getting called ,PSR ,,F, the customer,F, STB
boArd ,F ,FRA , F , UNION ,F , the public,, STB board needs replaced
and so does The FRA high ups all tax paid to do what screw the
limitless companies and the men  working for them and the pubic ,, if
these government agencies are that stupidly doing this they should be
fired this isnít the first time PSR   , now look at what the Canadaís
did ,STRIKES,,if the government agencyís we pay did not see it coming
there not worth the underwear,, the most freedom country in the world
and we canít strike because the government says we canít well in Canada
they did ,,WELL WE CAN STRIKE itís called a WILD  CAT STRIKE the UNION
canít back us on a strike but we CAN DO IT with out them and shut the
rails down I would also like the NS ,RR , employees to do the same that
would make NEWS and are  voices  will be heard , how  ALL Rail Roads
screw there employees and the system ,FRA ,STB ,boArd and the unions
have failed us WILDCATS letís do it get the word out

Name: Engineer
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 04 June 2019

New notice

Just read that notice ordering all crews to contact the assistant chief
dispatcher before you mark off at your away terminal.

First off they better have a phone to use. I'm not using my minutes
for this shit. Now that trump screwed our eyes out and we can't claim
our phone's on taxes anymore I don't use mine for company business. 
I make them call me on my hotel phone. Second, I'm not waiting on the
phone for more than 5 minutes to talk to anyone. Half the time you
can't get a chief on the phone when you need one. Third, we all need
to get our agreement out and learn all the claims. We are all going to
get punked to cover yard jobs.  These jobs are being cut across the
system. Their plan is to use all road/pool crews to be dogs to the
yard. We are all going to be no better than an extra board. It's
coming. They are cutting manpower to the point they have to use
everyone for everything. Remember that rumor that CSX wants everyone to
be assigned to one big extra board?  Well it's coming! And the union's
are in their pocket.

Name: Lol 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 04 June 2019

All FRA people I have ever seen seen look like they just shit there
pants and if  itís an fra violation next time they change the law to
protect the company just like ALL RR  changes rule to benefit them ,,go
to the voting booth put me face to face with an FRA guy and talk about
RR wouldnít know shit you can see it in ther eyes when you see one ,,
they need a change in there high up to really protect the public waste
of tax payers money at this point and you know what that means ,,cut
there job

Name: Cond
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 04 June 2019

Ape30

When we did our job briefing at the away terminal we were told we had
to contact the chief when we got to our HOME TERMINAL. All of this
stinks and if any of us are forced to do any yard work when we are on
long pool jobs we are entitled to claims for being forced to do yard
work when crews are on duty.
Another bullshit move is them forcing us to make more than 3 moves to
build our trains. The trains are so damn long with so many cars we are
getting up to 5 tracks to build the damn things. This is stupid as shit
these trains are this long to only travel a max of 240 miles. 
These things are not that great either. They aren't as smooth as they
claim and they aren't saving fuel. They have problems all the time.
On top of that they are forcing Engineers in the seat without ever
giving them training rides and half of them don't have a clue what
their doing.  It's bullshit the FRA is allowing tbis. It won't stop
until these guys start tearing trains up
 CSX is getting away with too much and it's getting out of hand. For
god sakes people, it's time to grow a pair and start doing what's
right. Call the FRA. Files complaints and claims. Petition your
legislative reps. Call the news papers. Blow the whistle. Shit is
getting deep!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 04 June 2019

Damn right. The regulators are owned by the industry.  It's nothing
new.  It even has a name, regulatory capture.

Name: Lol
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 04 June 2019

I received my letter from csx about attendance , I never mark off but I
just had to do it because they  say I can't  , and had another job
interview,, I've seen to much ,CSX SUX OVER its not one thing that
changed my mind just the whole place and I will tell you I.will always
rwright my political party's about the shit people in the FRA they
suck balls and not even worth my tax payers dollars you ever meet one
of these dumb fucks csx ORDERS us to break FRA rules and all of a
sudden when they show up for 5 min nothing happens or they blame us ,
FRA is that stupid,, it's a parent beating a kid  at home and when
children service shows up the pArents say "tell them i treat you good
or when they leave you know what will happen " FRA is to blame for a
lot of the malpractices that go on because half the shit they get away
with is from bullying OUT

Name: U2
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 04 June 2019

We toed up at way terminal called chief he say be back in for hours. Wat
we for for fucken hours. Me tired as cab be.

Name: Willard
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years
Posted: 04 June 2019

Hey trainmaster, do you actually think they would tell you if your
terminal was getting shut down? It's happening. There are a lot of
things going on in other places to prepare for it. Your whole terminal
does half assed work, your yardmaster's pretend to be too busy and
ignore everyone for hours and they've done this for years. The
trainmasters there are disposable guys that they don't care about, the
former road foreman/trainmaster has a shitty attitude and doesn't like
to do anything for anyone. Almost all of the transportation guys do
minimal work and have no sense of pride or responsibility. They don't
care and everyone else doesn't care, so that's what's happening. You
dug your own holes. You've fucked your jobs away. You've protected
your own at the cost of everyone else and it's been noticed.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 04 June 2019

Make sure you have your facts rights. It says to contact Chief at away
from home terminal before marking off. It DOES NOT say to contact them
at home.

                     C S X   T R A N S P O R T A T I O N               
    
                               JUNE 3, 2019                            
   
                                                                       
   
                  HEADQUARTERS    SUB SYSTEM NOTICE       126          
   
                                                                       
   
TO:         T&E CREWS AND ALL CONCERNED                                
   
SUBJECT:    AWAY FROM HOME CREWS                                       
   
EFFECTIVE:  1500HRS, JUNE 3, 2019                                      
   
                                                                       
   
ITEM 1 - AWAY FROM HOME TERMINAL                                       
   
                                                                       
   
  ALL T&E CREWS OPERATING INTO AN AWAY FROM HOME TERMINAL MUST CONTACT 
   
  THE ASSISTANT CHIEF DISPATCHER; HOURS OF SERVICE PERMITTING BEFORE   
   
  MAKING THEIR TICKET OFF.                                             
   
                                                                       
   
                                                                       
   
ISSUED BY OPERATING RULES DEPARTMENT

Name: cond
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 04 June 2019

RRJIM

I was told what the LC meant is that you can work for 12 hours and
that's what everyone better expect to do. There are loop holes in the
agreements that allow them to put you on different kinds of service
when ever they want as long as they pay the highest rate of pay. This
is bullshit. If they have guys rested on the extra board that can fill
vacancies on jobs then they should be doing it. Assigned road jobs
shouldn't  be forced to stay over when they come in and work hostler
jobs in the yard or go out on a fake J Job that is really a local they
need recrewed or the worked finished now and don't want to wait for 2
hours for a crew to show up. This company will use, twist and
manipulate any one or anything they want to get what they want. I have
already heard several guys say if this shit starts with this 4 hour
crap of going home and turning around and coming back because they have
some damn excuse no one is available at the time and they need extra
crews to catch up its going to be hell to pay. If someone lives an hour
or more and has to come in off the road after being gone up to 2 days
and they have to play this horseshit game things will get ugly. There
are many ways to slow things down and create a bigger mess than they
can even imagine. Everyone knows they don't give a rats arss about any
agreement or proper procedure in the way jobs are to be filled. The
unions have let them rape everyone for so long they are brainwashed.
The dollars in their pockets need to be cut off if this crap starts.
All crews are being told when they get their job briefings they are not
to mark off when they get in until they talk to the chief first.  Well,
lets just see how the chief is going to go down with this.

Name: Webe
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 04 June 2019

Brewer yard will be shutdown and all trains rerouted.   The jobs thatrun
into a Avon from Evansville will be by Terre Haute crews.    Just
overheard this on a conference call. The fat basterd in Evansville was
on speaker phone.

Name: RRJim
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 04 June 2019

I'm confused on one issue. You said the LC states you'll be considered
good for 12 hours. On a short call? What about the HOS? You're only
good for a total of 12 hours total between the two. Is that what he
meant? Work 5.5 hours on one 6.5 on the other that's 12.

Name: RRJim
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 04 June 2019

Cond 1-10

Getting called back out on short rest is gravy money. You already know
it's not for 12+ hours. We did it a lot at the terminals I worked.
Usually it wasn't considered unless one has had a minimum of 5 1/2
hours left. Can you still claim extra rest when getting off duty?
Claiming 8, 10, 12 hours undisturbed puts an end to getting called.

Name: RRCodger
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 04 June 2019

Brake Stick,
PLease relax!
That idoit DAYS OF JAMES MELTON Are about over.  Check out his
HISTORY!

Name: RR Codger
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 04 June 2019

When James Melton was informed train crew was delayed account
Low engine oil, he showed up with five quarts of 10W40.
And this what CSX wants as trainmasters?

Name: Brake Stick
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 03 June 2019

Bulletin deleted here, bulletin deleted there. Add new bulletins to only
cancel each other out. Can anyone figure out this mess? New day and CSX
still sucks!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 03 June 2019

Williard is not being shutdown. Now get your ass's in gear and move the
damn freight!!

Name: Crackhead Hogger
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 03 June 2019

For those being forced to possibly show back up AT THE HOME TERMINAL:

BLET Single System Agreement Article 57:

Section 7. Aggregate Rule
A. An Engineer will not be aggregated out of his home terminal when
another Engineer, fully rested, is available and can properly be used
for the service.
B. If an Engineer is to be used in the aggregate, he must be notified
of that fact when he registers off duty on his inbound trip, and that
notice must inform him as to whether he is to be used within four (4)
or eight (8) hours.
 91
C. If he is not used within the time specified in the notice, he will
go under pay at the expiration of the four (4) hours or seven (7) hours
and fifty-nine (59) minutes of the proper notice.
D. Engineers who have been notified that they are to be used in the
aggregate and are not so used, will be entitled to eight (8) hours rest
before being required to accept call for service, if they so desire.
E. If a notice to aggregate is cancelled after the Engineer has gone on
pay as described in paragraph C above, pay will stop at the time of the
cancellation and the Engineer will be allowed the time under pay until
cancelled with a minimum of two (2) hours at the pro rata of pay. If
the notice is cancelled before pay starts the Engineer will be allowed
the payment of the two (2) hours.
F. When unforeseen service develops at a terminal where the first out
available Engineer standing for service was not given an aggregating
notice at the time of his last release from duty, such Engineer should
be called for to perform the unforeseen service even though he was not
given an aggregating notice. Such Engineer so called and responds to
such call will be allowed two (2) hours at the pro rata rate.
G. All payments referred to in this section will be computed on the
basis of the weight on drivers operated by the Engineers on the last
tour of duty if not used, or at the rate of the aggregating trip when
used, and will be in addition to all other earnings with no deductions
therefrom.
Note: If an Engineer called under paragraph F cannot be located, he
will not be shown as missing a call or unavailable for any reason. He
will maintain his turn but will not be allowed any compensation and the
available Engineer standing next for service will be called.

Name: Cond.
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 03 June 2019

Welcome to hell road crews!
Chiefs have now ordered dispatchers to tell you to check with the chief
when you get home to see if they need to use you immediately or send you
home for 4 hrs if you got time to be used later and they need a warm
body.
 
LC said we will all be considered available for 12 hours no matter
what. If you live an hour or more away from your home terminal you
might as well just stay there or go hang out somewhere  since your
driving time counts towards the 4 hours. Who wants to drive an hour
home just to stay 2 and drive back another hour just to be back in
four. Road crews who have been gone for 2 days shouldn't have to come
in and be forced to go home if they get a good run and turn around and
come back.This is total crap. There are union agreements in place for
filling vacancies. Shit is getting deep boys and girls.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 03 June 2019

FYI its still rumor & speculation until it happens.  There are still
people working out of those terminals, and nobody has been served
notice.

Can it happen? yes!  Will it happen? who knows except for YOU!

You must be the rumor mill of the NMAD. Get out that skirt and high
heels, sit down with your lady guys and gossip some new rumors.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 03 June 2019

FYI itís not a Rumor go look at the seniority roster on the computer and
look and see how many people are displaced and or Furloughed!!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 02 June 2019

DR tower (Deshler) is 6 miles from Hoytville(West end of NW Ohio Yard).

and 9 miles from crew room at NW Ohio.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 02 June 2019

That roster that was listed has a bunch of guys on it whose bid cards
have been deactivated.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 02 June 2019

Just as I thought, its all rumor & speculation.  Remember APE,
everything is a rumor until it happens!

There is rumor that they wanna take down the hump in Willard and flat
switch, there is rumor that the UP is buying us, there is rumor that
they plan on running these train unmanned.  Now you have a new rumor
that 4 yards are closing?  

I've never worked with so many gossip women in my life!  When are you
girls gonna start wearing skirts to work?

Name: Reckless Endangerment
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 02 June 2019

Check the Lo-Td nmad roster for Lima. There's about 20 or so to place.


They abolished a bunch of yard jobs. These can be verified on the Div
messages/crew messages on the 24/25 screen on mainframe.

There's no abolishment for Willard/Garrret jobs yet.

Sign the petition on White house.dot gov against 1 man train crews.
https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/mandate-minimum-2-man-train-crews-nationwide

Spread the word to your family and friends via social
media/email/text/word of mouth.

You also have to confirm your signature via the email you provide for
your voice to count. Call/email your Congressman and Senator as well.

https://www.congressweb.com/smart_transportation/

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 02 June 2019

CSX could probably easily curtail operations in Garrett, Lima, Willard &
maybe have just skeleton forces at those places but how could Deshler
become a crew change point?

Name: kyle
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 02 June 2019

i do know train dispatchers some time for get about a train when they
hold you in a siding for hours, had that happen more than 1 time, just
sit and look at red eye for hours and most time they will not give you
a reason, but the best 1 was 1 day we were held in a controlled siding
for 5 hours and we out lawed a few weeks later i was at the disp office
and the disp who held us was working the board, i did ask him about that
and he told me the ym at that yard could not handle the train a we would
interfere with his yard crew well at least he told me the reason which
caused a re-crew and and a taxi with 17 hrs on the time slip, found out
later that the ym who did that was demoted back to a clerk when the time
people seen that 17 hrs on that time slip and he the ym could have
called a taxi for us when it happened. that moron ym made us wait until
his yard crew dragged our train into the yard.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 01 June 2019

APE?

Is this a fact or just another railroad rumor?  Has this been
announced? Has the company given any notice?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 01 June 2019

Lima, Garrett and Williard now being closed and Deshler will be a crew
change point!!

Name: Loco
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 31 May 2019

Rules. 


I see what your talking about.  The cut out rule was in that bulletin
they cancelled. It does say use it on page 3 if you don't have the
restricted key to use.  Why would they not put anything about using the
restricted mode  in that new bulletin 205 is beyond me. Makes it look
like they dont want you using it now.  This is why everyone just does
what ever they want until someone screws up and they got to make an
example of someone. then they have to get it all cleared up. Sad way to
write rules.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: M of W, for 20-30 years
Posted: 31 May 2019

New CFO Mr. Boone as 18 yrs of merger experience. Something is cooking
down in Jacksonville and up over North Border in Ole Canada...

Name: Rules 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years
Posted: 31 May 2019

Engineer 

You were just issued a new bulletin (#204) effective June 1, 2019
instructing you to cancell bulletin #202 dated February 19, 2018.
You will find this bulletin in your quarterly reissue beginning on page
6 and ending at the top of page 12. Mark out these sections of the
bulletin.
Now go to page 11 and read the cancelled instructions for picking up
and setting off equipment.  You will see it only addresses using the
cut out mode. The cut out mode rule was CANCELLED. 
I have been looking and I have not found a single bulletin stating that
bulletin #201 page 3 dated August 15, 2018 was cancelled.  I may be
mistaken but I can not find any order to do so. Therefore page 3 of the
quarterly reissue should still stand as a mandatory rule.
You have every right to be confused with the content in the new
bulletin (#205) that was just issued. Stating a procedure that was
cancelled by a bulletin and not mentioning a procedure that should
still be in effect would be confusing to anyone.  I suggest you
continue to use the restricted mode option if you have it available. If
you do not feel confident this would be correct then please consult a
supervisor before taking your next trip.

Name: Engineer 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 31 May 2019

Rules....


Question... PTC quarterly system bulletin reissue effective April
1,2019, page 3- item 2
States you will use restricted mode when doing switching moves.
It has an EXCEPTION. If you don't have the key then you can cut it out
instead. 

The new bulletin 205 effective June 1st says Exceptions to PTC in
previous versions is removed.  So you would think this bulletin would
only instruct you to use the restricted mode.
Not only does it NOT SAY A THING ABOUT RESTRICTED MODE BUT IT ONLY
INSTRUCTS YOU TO USE THE CUT OUT OPTION. 
please look at this and see if find something different. The way I read
it in the quarterly issue it is the CUT OUT MORE that is the exception. 
This gets really old trying to figure this format out. They need to
reissue the whole thing. Just put a whole new reissue now. Screw
waiting till July! In the meantime I'm  just cutting it out!

Name: Canned heat
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 31 May 2019

Together we stand divided fall come on lets work together....come come
on lets work together...

Name: Engineer
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 31 May 2019

Cond. 1-10

That is all you have to say?  A childish immature response like that is
exactly why people have nothing good to say about railroaders.  I'm
going to guess your just a teenage basement foamed who needs a good
switching by your dad who probably doesn't give you the time of day.
Maybe your one of those cry babies and the post hit home. Can't stand
someone pointing out the truth?  Frankly I'm tired of the same cry
babies. I can't be distracted by a child sitting next to me when I
have to concentrate on dealing with my DP and trying to keep an eye on
the TO and answer its stupid questions and take over when it drops out.
Then we got the PTC that does not give all signal information and is
worse since they took the yellow warning line out. Damn thing distracts
the hell out of you blowing for every damn cow crossing and dead end
corn field road across the country. Got to much to babysit and dont
have time for someone who forgot to bring their bottle of warm milk.

Name: RRJim
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 31 May 2019

I remember when hackers got into the computers at the train dispatch
center and shut the entire system down. I just got called to go to work
and a friend called to tell me what happened and told me to mark off. It
was to late. Nothing was moving. We sat on the east bound mainline in
the yard for 10 1/2 hours, I called the YM to send us a ride. He told
us we were taking the train as far as we could go. Then we got
permission by the TD to proceed by the absolute stop signals. The
intermediates were still working. We got to the next siding got talked
by it into the siding. Then we hogged and sat for 6+ hours waiting on a
ride.

Name: RR Codger
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 31 May 2019

Check out what Trains Magizine has to say about PTC.
And you thought it was unsafe now?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 31 May 2019

Just as good a day as any too be sick..

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 30 May 2019

sir  : u would wanna go track speed too if u had too smell the putrid
gas that MOST of you hoggers seem to have a natural ability to exhaust
at any given moment...good gawd it will peal the paint off a wall i
swear..

Name: loco
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 30 May 2019

START PETITION

If you cant take the time to save your jobs then just quit. it is bad
enough we have to work with smart arss people like the poster who calls
himself OUTRAGED but now we are getting set up by greed to lose
thousands of jobs across the system. They don't care a thing about
safety of the single man who will be on that train all night long by
himself watching 3 different types of computer screen and not being
able to thoroughly watch the surrounding area. He wont be able to
protect himself or the public as well as he could with 2 sets of eyes.
Its people like OUTRAGED who are sick in head and think its okay to
make a joke out of our jobs that are contributing to the down fall of
this industry.  They are just a waste of good space that a serious
working man could fill.  If your a serious railroader who planned on
making this job a full time career for the rest of your life then you
better step up to the plate and see what you can do to contribute to
saving it and saving lives.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 30 May 2019

What's the frequency Kenneth ?

Name: Outraged
E-mail: 
Employed as: M of W, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 29 May 2019

Well, another way to personally attack all of us apparently.  This hedge
fund wants one man crews and I am infuriated.  I have four kids and
three ex wives and now I can't even get my sleep on a train.  The
whole reason for two man crews is so we can get our sleep!  Lord knows
that ten hours undisturbed is a joke.  How can it be undisturbed when
my ex keeps calling me!

Enough is enough!

Name: Cond.
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 29 May 2019

Morons


More worthless bull crap deflecting post.  Take that post with the
facts of some of the crew responsibilities and that smart article and
go talk to your neighbors!  If you don't want to help out then polish
that resume.  Tell your family daddy has to find a new job!

Name: estrellaracka
E-mail: jjj@ hoot.com
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 29 May 2019

proof that they are vidios of rr employes in buffalo hotel .They stated
because they own it and pay for th room they tape ypu  choking the
chickin. check under the smoke alarm

Name: Fuarock
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 28 May 2019

https://www.excedrin.com/migraines/causes/migraine-headache-symptoms/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIge6Aqt2_4gIViovICh1Y7QP5EAAYASAEEgIZH_D_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds

Name: Deez
E-mail: Vote them out
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 28 May 2019

Fmla the new way to get off just do it the right way

Name: Deez
E-mail: Csx_foote@yahoo.com
Employed as: Corporate office, for 1-10 years
Posted: 28 May 2019

They can do that vote out the fake people out. We can win this vote new
blood in.

Name: Smh 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 28 May 2019

No respect for there employees no respect for the "FRA" back pocket
government,, no respect for an arborist decision per caps they break
the law the company milloners it's just business we do it common man
it's a crime

Name: Smh 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 28 May 2019

I don't even care how many jobs they cut or who they fire this place is
a dead end job not a career like it use to be so work as such dead end
look for another job if your new like less than 20 yrs cause the only
reason there here is invested time past that go to work just to pay the
bills till you find something better ,they won't and cannot hire no one
who the hell would put up there  bullshit lies and miss treatment or
workers under their scamming ways

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 28 May 2019

Your rant was incoherent, maybe your listening to too much ďInfo WarsĒ -
not everything is a new world order conspiracy. That said, Iím old
enough to remember when Corporations werenít considered people, when
CEOís didnít make 361 x what a worker makes and when Ronald Reagan took
the teeth out of the union. As far as Trump trying to do something, well
heís failing and the FRA thing was an easy support for workers. Hell, he
could have wrapped it up neatly as public safety and keeping american
jobs, but alas Corp America had their way again. Thatís hard for you to
swallow, the truth often is.

Name: XLC
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 28 May 2019

But yet you do waste your time posting nothing?

Name: Retired Now
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 28 May 2019

It all too often is a waste of effort/time to post anything truly
worthwhile and\or useful for the lowly rank & file on this particular
website.

Name: Rail Edge movement planner
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years
Posted: 28 May 2019

Ge rail edge movement planner software is being implemented starting
today.. with it and PTC... CSX will be going to 1 person train crews on
70 % of its network by 1st quarter of 2020. Nothing will stop it from
happening now. Is what it is. Next big step will be squashing the
Unions once and for all. Dont agree with it personally. Corporate wants
all control all the time and they have with Deep pockets and Fed Govt on
there side more than ever with Automation as a key to reducing jobs
accomplish there this goal.

Name: XLC
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 28 May 2019

Conductor 

Your 100% correct, the shit is coming and itís gonna be ugly. Corporate
greed is insatiable, huge tax cuts, record profits and still they want
more. Next will be RR retirement rolling into SS.

Name: XLC
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 28 May 2019

Hope, 

Unfortunately, from what Iíve read the FRA action last Friday (pulling
the minimum crew size proposal) takes precedence over state action. 
Iím not 100%, but it sure reads that way? Hope Iím wrong or maybe a
better outcome gets sorted out in court. Google railroad news and read
for yourself.

Name: Conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 28 May 2019

Anon

Thanks alot dumbass. You come on here and post old news that has
Nothing to do with the real shit going down. NO one gives a rats ass
about your peeping perv. If the company was going to do something they
would have by now and no one will go to a lawyer. Move on. 

Conductors better start getting serious about this one man crew shit.
If you don't think the FRA is considering it then call and ask them.
You just wait and see if they don't go for it in Indiana. Getting
Indiana to back the working man is going to be tough.  If you can't
line their pockets with money then you got to make enough stink to make
them worry about getting elected again.
Plan on looking for a new job if you got less than 10 years. Think of
how many conductors who aren't engineers are going to be cut from all
the pool jobs. Hell, even engineers who are young have to worry about
flowed back guys more senior coming back.  How about seniority right
moves from other districts. All this to save a damn buck Without
considering anyone's safety. Going to be one big engineers extra board
to cover trains and spotter board created. Oh and dont think for one
moment they won't give the chaser crew jobs to block truck and car
guys.   Already allowing truckmen to attatch themselves as U men and
hang a Tele.  The shit is coming!

Name: Steve G
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 28 May 2019

Somebody gonna stick that cellphone up Breasseale s azz if he is caught
videoing any of us Nashville boys!!

Name: HOPE!!!!
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 28 May 2019

NOTICE!!!!

ALL CONDUCTORS AND ENGINEERS!


DO NOT THROW AWAY THE LATEST ISSUE OF YOUR SMART MAGAZINE UNTIL YOU
READ THE ENTIRE ARTICLE ABOUT THE STATE OF COLORADO WINNING THE FIGHT
TO KEEP TWO CREW MEMBERS IN THE SEAT ON THEIR FREIGHT TRAINS!

This article is perfect for everyone to carry door to door and talk to
your neighbors about the possibility of ONE man/person crews coming to
the state of Indiana.  In the article it states that the Colorado state
legislative board released the results of a three day random survey
using landlines and cell phones contacting 550 residents and it showed
77% would vote in favor of a two person crew. THIS WAS JUST THREE DAYS!
 Just imagine the numbers all of us could get if we all walked door to
door to get a petition signed in favor of the state of Indiana making
it a law that all freight trains must have at least TWO crew members on
board.  Not only can you show them this article but you can explain to
them the hazards that a ONE person crew could and most likely will
cause. The new technology does not replace the ability of TWO sets of
eyes to protect the train and its crew. It is not human and can not
physically assist a human being in case of an emergency!

1. How many times have you tried to call up a dispatcher and had to
wait over 10 minutes for them to return your call. It is especially
hard to make contact during shift change while they are doing their
turnover. How many of you have used the emergency channel and had to
wait over 5 minutes to get a response.

2. How many times has a radio dropped out or you have tried to call a
Road foreman in charge to get authority through his area and had to
stop at his red board until he could get closer. Radio communications
in several areas can be absolutely horrific.

3. How many times have you worked with a conductor who's hand held
radio could not be picked up unless he was standing on a car and
holding it up into the air to pick up a signal.

4, How many times have you as an engineer been caught off guard by
someone running a gate, a trespasser, a fallen tree, obstruction on the
track, etc. but yet your conductor was able to catch it in time to give
you fair warning. He is able to see on the blind side of the train
where you can not.

5. How many times have you been so tired it took everything you had to
stay alert and the conductor helped you stay awake. We have all heard
the company say you are not supposed to report to work if you are not
properly rested. With the working schedule we have and the inability to
mark off for more rest without fear of being reprimanded with points it
isn't ever guaranteed that crews will be rested. WE NEED TWO SETS OF
EYES.

Fog, heavy rain, snow storms, heavy wind, tree limb obstructions all
require TWO sets of eyes being available for anything that might happen
on either side of the train in blind curves.

What happens if a single crew member gets ill during the trip. What
happens if someone has a heart attack.  What happens if someone chokes
while eating their lunch/dinner on the train. No one will be there to
assist.  You have a better chance of surviving if someone is there to
assist. Especially if it is in the middle of no where and it takes
hours for someone to show up. Will they charge the conductor for
cutting away and moving the engine to a place where they can meet an
ambulance if he/she doesn't have a FEDERAL LICENSE to run a train? 
Don't laugh. We all run in areas like this.
How about being tired as hell at 2-4 am in the morning and trying to
keep an eye on all the computer screens and concentrate on things
outside of the train. It is horrible. The eye strain is hard on many
and if you are running at night we all know how bright these screens
can be and many will not dim properly. If you have to wear glasses it
can make the glare ever worse.
How about the reflection from the computer screens on the windows in
the front of the cab as well as the side windows and back exit doors!
Come on guys. You know what kind of problems this can cause. How many
of you cant use your side mirrors because all you can see is the
computer screen reflection on the window when it is dark. You have to
open your window to use it. How many of you thought you had someone
getting ready to run the gates to only find out that it was a
reflection of headlights bouncing off of the conductors window and
reflecting on yours.  You all have experienced reflections in the cabs
at night because of this. You will continue to experience this. In fact
there have been times I thought a car coming up beside me was just
another reflection just to find out it wasn't. They were racing me to
the next gate crossing. 
How about the amount of hazardous materials we haul. How many chemicals
require an evacuation of at least two miles if you derail and one of
them spill. There are just too many chemicals and hazardous situations
to cover in one post. The FRA and the carrier know this. The public
should too!

Come on guys!  Copy this post and take the article from the smart
magazine with you and go door to door. If they don't have time to talk
then leave the info and your contact info with them so they can let you
know later if they will sign your petition. Don't sit around and do
nothing. For Gods sake, the railroaders of Indiana and Illinois should
be able to get this done too! Let this post and the article do the
speaking for you. Everything in this post is 100% accurate and can be
defended in court!

Name: Anon
E-mail: 
Employed as: M of W, for 10-20 years
Posted: 28 May 2019

NOTICE 

$5000 cash reward for the video Michael Cade Breasseale made of fellow
employee Zachary A Steen.  Video was made outside of a CSX hotel room
by Breasseale.(video was used to damage reputation and make fun of Mr.
Steen and was promoted by Breasseale.) Mr. Steen was unaware of video
until it was in circulation. This video was distributed in Nashville,
Birmingham, Bessemer, and Montgomery.  We have phone records and know
who the video was sent to but to save a lot of lost days in court
someone needs to come forward before this really gets out of hand. Mr
Breasseale himself is a coward and will not supply the video but blames
his coworkers for the video. He has lied on several occasions to save
his job but yet continues to video himself on the train, video
coworkers and accidents such as derails and supplies the media with his
videos in hopes he will get his 5 minutes of fame. Help us get him his 5
minutes of fame and turn him in!!! before you are his next victim, 
Breasseale made the video on his cellphone and distributed it to
coworkers causing harm to Mr, Steen. NO questions asked and person
supplying video and/or information will be held confidential.  Please
send any info or video to email justiceserved4567@gmail.com

Name: tired
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 28 May 2019

XLT


Quit deflecting.... I'm tired. Crews too short and this new
availability policy that is coming out in June will mean I will have
points on my record until I get out of here.  It will be a constant
battle with this Nazi outfit to get 0 points when you go to a doctor
and they write proof you were there. Pay money out of my pocket and
lose work just to end up getting more points. No one will every be
point free unless they never mark off or go to the emergency room. But
then that wont help either. Read the policy again. They stated it has
to be a proven emergency.  When I was hired no one told me I was going
to be computer programmer and end up taking full responsibility of
running a train across the country by myself. We are all just too damn
tired from being run in the ground and woke up at night with roster
calls. They got those damn cameras in your face all the time and now
they have their stupid little air planes flying over head. this job is
no different than being under the watchful eye of a prison warden.  
I'm so over this job! A lot of us are and it has nothing to do with
politics.  This is all on the shoulders of CSX and it board or
directors.

Name: Former field hand
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 28 May 2019

Xlt... I guess you have no idea whats happened in the u.s. as far as
industrial employment those are the good paying jobs with big
companies.your probably not old enough to have watched it happen. And
then your demon rat Gods told you it was just a global economy while
these other countries laughed at our stupidity. At least Trump is doing
something about it while your demon rat cohorts gave the store away for
"free" trade and you and me where the ones suffering not them so go
back to your hole and get ready to vote for Bernie in the demon rat
primary circus coming up

Name: XLT
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 27 May 2019

Looks like Trump appointees Chao (Sec Trans) and Batroy (FRA) took good
care of the working man. The RRís will line their already stuffed
pockets, crews will lose jobs and RR retirement will struggle for those
who remain. I laugh at all the Trump supporters on this site. Donít
waste your time posting the same old refrains, ďit wouldíve happen
anyway, nothing we can do, all politicians are the sameĒ, just more BS.

Name: Blacksmith 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 30+ years
Posted: 27 May 2019

Fellers i think were all missing the point here. With this new fail safe
smooth sailing 100 % safe PTC techfartology...they aint gonna be no
derailments no hotboxes no power issues no broke knuckles.. no air
issues..no problems at all... Everything is in AUTOMATIC.........

Name: friend
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 27 May 2019

CSX


Take an engineer who has no sleep, worn out from constantly being
called in due to your manpower shortages or just sick and afraid to
mark off because of you new insane availability policy and put him on a
train by himself mixing it with having all the responsibilities that
were listed by another poster and what do you get? A LAW SUIT FROM
HELL.  All I got to say is that a derailment or the death of someone
caused by one or maybe the death of someone that the engineer did not
see because his attention was glued to a bunch of computer screen will
cost you dearly. Not just dollars but in the press. Everyone I talk to
I make sure they know what is going down. Everyone needs to know what
kind of hazardous materials you carry all the time through their
neighborhoods. Passing their schools full of children. Passing their
churches full of god loving people on Sunday. Passing homes of innocent
victims.  Putting innocent people along with an innocent engineers life
on the line just to save the almighty dollar is just a crying shame and
should be considered criminal.

Name: Former field hand
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 27 May 2019

Great news !!! There is life after shithole express!!! I finally
realized it wasn't worth it and left and I wouldn't go back for
$10,000 a half

Name: To who cares
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 26 May 2019

Right on that is the attitude, there is life before CSX and there will
be life after CSX. Sometimes when a door is slammed closed a better one
opens up.

Name: Who cares
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 26 May 2019

Who gives a rats ass if they get rid of us conductors and go to a one
man crew. I will just find another job. I made it 35 years before CSX
and I will make it another 35 after. Fuck these bastards. Quit
stressing and worrying about something that may or may not happen. Will
be fine regardless of what happens. So go ahead you greedy corporate and
Wall Street cocksuckers, ďMake my DayĒ

Name: Dingleberry
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 26 May 2019

Start thinking like the CEO of a cut-throat billion dollar enterprise.

Your regulating agency proposes a rule.(Government)
Your industry interest group catches wind.(AAR)
Your retained special interest committeee recommends course of action
for prevention of enacting rule.(Lobbyists)

(AAR) + (LOBBYIST) =(GOVERNMENT INFLUENCE)

Almost 1600 comments by current and former railroaders were disregarded
by the wishes of the AAR. The very thought that any of us had a chance
in persuading the government to make a decision was beyond wishful
thinking. It was a pipe dream.

We can hope and pray that letters and calls to the FRA will improve
working conditions. In the end though we control it all. 

Again, we can shut down yards system wide by just following 1 operating
rule.

Name: Concerns to fra
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 26 May 2019

It is amazing how few comments rr employees sent the fra. Like the the
one fellow posted. Just the lack of concern relating to your future
employment. In an age of pen to paper e-mail all types of ways to sent
your concerns. But again a lack of interest, again it is expected that
someone else will do it and fix the issues relating to the rr. The
company heads know they have an easy job walking over employees.
Because they just stomp there feet and blow some steam to fellow
employees, and thatís the last the company heads hear about it. There
is no solidarity or fight in employees anymore,but expect other to fix
all the issues. By the way how is that working out?

Name: Conductors
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 26 May 2019

As a long term rr employee I have seen many changes over the decades on
the rr. This one man train crew is going to be the reality in North
American rr.  There is nothing that is going to stop it. So if your a
conductor today, I would urge all you people to take the engineer
training as soon as it is offered to you. That way your in a position
to take the controls of the train when they need you. And if your laid
off you can take that free training and certification to another rr
company. They estimate with Ai technology that 30 % of trains will be
controlled without a crew in as little as ten years time. They have the
technology to do this today, but there are many hurdles yet to get
threw. Like public acceptance, they are already running crewless trains
in Australia to service the mines. But the track runs threw non
populated areas, so public there are not concerned. Moral of the story
is, be prepared to take all the training that is offered you at the
companies expense. Could make the difference of being employed or not.
Good luck with your future endeavours.

Name: engineer
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 26 May 2019

Brothers


Do not trust the PTC!  It has many flaws and it is not fail safe! 
Flipping info from one train to another is a disaster waiting to
happen.  Watch it like a hawk. If anything goes down while you have
your eyes focused on the PTC, TO and DP screen the company is the one
who will be held accountable if you end up in court after being sued by
the injured party. If they think these devices will protect them when
they go to one man crews they are sadly mistaken.  Cover your butts and
don't take your eyes off of the thing. That's what you have a
conductor for. Make sure he is watching for all trespasser, gate
runners, fallen trees, obstructions coming around blind curves, gates
that are malfunctioning, pumping signals, maintenance away and track
workers, public utility workers, bridge workers, large loose farm
animals, flooding creeks, bad track and the list goes on!

Don't forget the school season is over. Watch for farm kids on 4
wheelers and kids hanging around river bridges and walking the tracks
to and from home.  It is a dangerous time of year with storms as well.
It takes 2 sets of eyes to watch for everything out here!

Name: Dingleberry
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 26 May 2019

SMART COLLECTED ALMOST $3,000,000 in DUES IN 2018.

What are you paying for?

Name: Dingleberry
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 26 May 2019

Arbitration is different from law in one way. That is, arbitration does
not bases itís cause in neutrality. The law however, operates off the
Ďprincipleí of fairness. The company and union stay out of the court
system because 1) it is costly and 2) isnít proceeding is public
record-neither side wants a loss to be published.

The company creates an argument for change to an arbitrator as Ďwe have
a new way in which we do business and therefore x article of the
agreement no longer applies... here is whyí.

The union needs to take the same direction. The company already has its
argument laid out: PSR. The union needs to follow suit and say Ď well we
completely understand. Letís alter the entire agreementí. It may seem
extreme but not aggregious in principle.

The union must realize that the labor body holds significant power when
entrusted to come to work. Work stoppage-illegal actions/strikes do not
have to occur. We can demonstrate just how powerful we are by following
the rules!

Call me a dumbass, but sitting idly while getting screwed isnít a
pastime of mine.

Name: Dingleberry
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 26 May 2019

ďAnother round of big cutsĒ

Thanks.

Doesnít seem likely though.

If Iím prepping for a sale Iím not gonna furlough anyone.  This is
basic business. Donít buy a lemon. When a new controlling interest
looks at the acquisition of a new company they will be turned off at
the sight of furloughed employees. At face value it represents a
staffing issue. Underneath it may indicate that there is a discrepancy
with staffing and operational instability. 

Any ďbig cutsĒ will be to non-essential management and office
employees.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Crew Dispatcher, for 30+ years
Posted: 26 May 2019

Another round of BIG CUTS ahead just around corner... low seniority be
prepared.

Name: Dingleberry
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 25 May 2019

Must be a road guy,

Or a middle-of-the-list mid-life crisis type. 

I work with a lot of guys like you too. 

Too lazy to make a stand. Too smart to realize we are both two crabs in
the same barrel.

Name: Dingleberry
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 25 May 2019

When someone on the internet calls me a dumbass without explaining their
reasoning I feel: 

Indifferent.

Name: Me
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 25 May 2019

Dingleberry,

  To say your a dumb ass would be a great understatement of the truth.
You appear to be a expert on all subjects and have a answer for
everything. I work with guys like you all the time, just another
uneducated dumb Fuck, who thinks they know everything.

Name: locomotive
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 25 May 2019

All Engineers

That post under conductor who was talking about the PTC having a major
flaw is correct.  I had the same thing happen to me just the other day.
 I took a main line hand off and when I went to put in my PTC info a
message popped  up that there was a violation. There was a red fence on
both ends of the train. The message asked me to acknowledge the
violation to clear it. I wasn't going to do it without talking to the
PTC desk first but then me and my conductor noticed it had the wrong
engine number on it. It wasn't in our consist at all.  Man, this is
scary crap.  If this kind of stuff is popping up on the wrong engines
no telling what other stuff can go wrong! I just cleared it out because
I knew I hadn't done a thing wrong and the engine info was wrong.  Next
time I wont move an inch without letting the dispatcher and PTC know.  I
hope the FRA is reading this!

Name: Dingleberry
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 25 May 2019

If the company wants to implement a new attendance policy its their
right! They can publish it in whatever outlet they deem fit! 

If the union wants to ensure operating rules are complied with for the
benefit of their membership they can ph list it in whatever outlet they
deem fit!

Itís simple! How many more ways can we be screwed before the UTU and
BLET say enough is enough?

I say we vote out the General Chair immediately and hold an emergency
election to get new fresh blood in the right positions in the same way
the company has done. This is a new railroad that doesnít care about an
old agreement.

We need new leadership in the union to combat these stupid policies
with smart simple actions. 

We can shut down a yard if we just followed 1 Operating rule! 

 We need the union to lead an effort that combats these stupid new
policies and changes!

Name: Dingleberry
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 25 May 2019

We are in control... 

Just need a leader. I donít think the union sharing offices with the
company is the right leadership for us. We need a new General Chair
with balls.

Iím tired of reading ďSMART representative Johnny Ballbags  issued
statement condemning the stance of the corporation saying Ďthis is just
another example of the company fostering an unsafe work environmentí.Ē

They screw us - we screw them.

With their own rules!

Am I the only one who sees this?

Name: Buy out
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 25 May 2019

At one time they would bridge guys that where close to there retirement.
I have not seen that happen in many years or buy outs. They just lay
people off that they donít need , and recall people in order of there
seniority. I donít think this regime is going to give anyone a dollar
if they donít have to. Get your engineer training if you can, before
they cut the conductors.

Name: Ai
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 25 May 2019

You totally missed the point. The fathers said to bare arms,ie muskets
to fight the British Invasion. They did not vision todayís technology
with guns. But society accepted, that you can have a cannon to blow
your neighbors away. And the same thing Ai is going to take over the
industrial world like you, never seen before and society will also
accept this.  And who the hell are you to dictate what a person
displays on this site?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 25 May 2019

Ai,

Your analogy sucks, you imply AI is to trains what guns are to deaths. 
Firearms are a tool and it takes someone to manipulate that tool to take
a life. Likewise, it takes someone, (or in this case artificial
intelligence) to operate a train.  Trains just don't go off by
themselves mowing down trespassers just like a gun has never pulled
it's own trigger.  If trains did start mowing down people, the fault
would be with the software not the tool itself, in this case the
locomotive.  Exactly like the fault would lie with the person who
pulled the trigger.  See a pattern here? 

Keep the liberal talking points on youtube or CNN please.

Also, there =/= their.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 25 May 2019

Viewer:
Is true - people would end up better off to conduct themselves going by
what they know as true fact - not what by they may hear or think.

Sticking together?  The FRA made public that the agency was accepting
comments regarding train crew staffing prior to considering a proposed
federal crew regulation/rule.  The Unions made sure to let everyone
know and provided info on how to easily submit all\any comments.
 
FRA received nearly 1600 comments?  Should've been 1000X that number.
Two (2) Congresspersons commented?  Should've been over 100X that
number.

Name: Ai
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 25 May 2019

My 35 years as a rr I seen many technical changes on the rr. And once
they implemented a new technology it was here to stay, and people lost
there jobs. Guns kill people everyday by accident and on purpose.
People know this does the goverment ban guns no. So when Ai starts
running the trains they will iron out the kinks, and sell to the public
that there is less fatalities with Ai than a human at the controls. And
over time the public will accept Ai and trains. Just like they accept
guns and death.

Name: Viewer
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 25 May 2019

Scared

When someone post on here that we need to stick together that is
exactly what they mean. It doesn't mean that he is scared and wants
someone else to do it. Where do you get that stupid idea?
People who come on here and post what the hell is going on are far from
scared. This website is viewed every single day by the company, the FRA,
investors, customers and other railroads along with other people who are
interested in what's going on with their families jobs and how the
railroad is endangering the public.
Posting stupid ignorant filth and starting fights is just a distraction
tactic that is mostly from moles. Some do it because it's their jobs.
Other do it just to stir crap  because they are company sucks or just
basement foamers who need drama and attention in their lives. All you
have to do is ignore them and keep the facts coming. Nothing bothers
CSX more bad publicity. Advertising and publicity stunts are how they
keep and drum up business. BAD PUBLICITY is the number one sticking
thorn that CSX is afraid of. You have proof and keep records of what is
going on then by all means post what is happening. There is no way in
hell CSX is going to win a fight against someone who can prove or has
enough facts and witnesses about an incident they have committed that
is illegal or professionally unethical. Pull you out of service?
Really? Who would want to take a chance of pushing and issue that
someone has proof on and can blows the whistle with. They aren't
morons.  Pretty good chance there will be "negotiated" terms to
suppress the info and keep everyone quiet.
Keep the information coming. Everyone has a right to their opinion but
they shouldn't come on here posting gossip as something they know as
fact.  "I heard talk in the crew room" is great opener to start a
discussion about a topic but coming on here and stating that is a fact
is crap. Ignore the moles. You can pick them out. 99% of the time they
show up when a topic gets hot. Especially if it is one that would look
bad on the behavior of the company or may border illegal or unethical.
Their pattern is obvious as hell. Just stop and think for one minute.
If the company didn't care about this site and just laughed it off,
they wouldn't have taken the time to hire lawyers to try and shut it
down.  They wouldn't have distracting moles on here trying to change
the subjects when they get hot and they wouldn't have someone in place
to view it everyday!

Name: Caboose
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 25 May 2019

Back in the day when we got word they want to take the caboose off. We
had groups go out and try and educate the public. Got MPs on board got
thousands of signatures on a petition. And the rr had there way,
nothing stop the caboose coming off. But it was hard to make a case
when you had conductors that would delay a train over a coffee cup or
butcher knife. Guys pushed things to the max, but the rr got the last
laugh.

Name: conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 24 May 2019

Brothers!  WARNING!


I read that FRA doc.  2014-0033 and it isn't a  JOKE!   They will have
one man crews and we wont be able to say a thing about it.  READ THE
WHOLE THING.. They stated in it that they thought they could get this
passed without any outside problems but they were going to have a
meeting for the public to voice their concerns. They said they would
announce a date when and where they were going to have it.  Every
single person who can make this meeting should take the damn sick day
and go. If you cant then you should have a family, friend or neighbor
there to voice their opinions.   Im telling you now , the one man crew
is coming. It might just be on trains that have no hazmat maybe just
hazmat's that are alert ratings or explosive. No way in hell military
trains or trains that have nuclear spent fuel can be one man, but if
csx can find a way to pull it off they will. we all know this.  This is
no JOKE PEOPLE.

And on another note of unsafe practice and equipment, the PTC program
has a serious glitch.  The last 2 days crews have been reporting that
they are getting messages on trains that there has been a serious
violation committed on the train and THE WRONG ENGINE NUMBER IS LISTED
ON THE SCREEN. It has been reported that a crew was heard talking to
the PTC help desk on the radio and they told the crew that their
program could have picked up the program of another train.

If you get this message on your PTC screen DO NOT ACKNOWLEDGE IT TO
CLEAR IT OUT UNTIL YOU TALK TO THE HELP DESK!  This is a serious and
dangerous mistake. If a locomotives program is bleeding over to another
locomotive and showing up on their screen then who is to say that it
wouldn't seed the wrong information from the wrong territory or cause
another locomotive to go into suppression or maybe even cause a serious
accident.  DO NOT CLEAR IT OUT WITHOUT TALKING TO THE HELP DESK FIRST.
It would also be a wise idea to make sure the dispatcher knows what has
happened. The exact details! I would think the FRA would want to know
that this is happening and where!

Name: Scared
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 24 May 2019

It does not matter what the rules say. No one will protest about any
condition they have at work. Get in and go, everyone scared to stand up
to any management. If you donít protest about safety or rules, donít
expect anyone else to fix the issues for you. When someone posts on
here we have to stick together. What he is really saying is someone
else fix it, I donít want to get involved

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 24 May 2019

Everyone who checks this site read the FRA Docket No. 2014-0033 in it's
entirety that was posted?  If not, do so, word for word.  If not taken
seriously, it should be. And remembered.

Name: Dave
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 24 May 2019

CSX Signals

In 1991 we 

all thought we had laws, the CFRs. These laws are regulated by the FRA.

Without our knowledge the FRA gave the Oversite of the regulations to
the states.
Without my knowledge, I left CSX and started contacting every
politician in Fl..
Finally the FDOT requested a meeting. They assigned the FDOT Auditing
Manager to look into the Fraud. The Auditor couldn't understand our
new accounting system so he ask me to help him secretly, using my CSX
Audit Documents.
We immediately foun 10s of millions in overbilling to the 130 Crossing
Safety Fund.
When I called a few weeks later the Auditor told  me CSX had made an
offer of $2.1 million to settle the case and he was going to accept the
offer. I blew up on him telling him we had already found 10s of millions
in overbilling and you're going to take a bribe?
The Auditor said: You don't understand. Florida is working in
PARTNENERSHIP with CSX and we are going to settle. The actual over
billing was calculated by the US Department of Justice to be $100
million. 
Florida never reported the $2.1 million recovery to the USDOT until
2001.
Steven Parton and Florida caused the Fraud and Crossing Safety problems
to continue while leaving us out to dry. 
Did the actions of CSX continue? They just settled a fraud case for
pennies making millions. What do you think?
CSX never slowed down forcing me to file a False Claims Suit with the
DOJ in 1995 to try and stop them. So why didn't CSX stop overbilling?
They had no incentive to stop this money making machine, when their
PARTNERS Florida were protecting them.

From NY Times Article,

"But Steven H. Parton, chief of the economic crimes division of the
Florida Attorney 
General's office, disputed that contention. He said that his office's
inquiry determined 
that Mr. Nelson had first brought the billing problem to CSX's
attention in 1991. CSX 
confirmed the overbilling in an audit undertaken that year, he said,
but the company 
waited until 1993 before refunding any funds to state governments."

Name: Dingleberry
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 24 May 2019

Another great day to be a railroader!

To the UTU General Chair:

I know you are reading these, you better have your LCís submit letters
of non-compliance to the highest division officers regarding unsafe
working conditions, starting with switches. Give the company 1 week to
identify all hard-to-throw switches before WE the union issue our own
safety blitz and tag every yard, line-of-road, and industry switch! New
policy starts June 1st-new way of working stars May 31st! We can shut
down this railroad with their own rules! No trains in and no trains out
until switches are inspected and repaired after being tagged! 

Whatís better than a strike? Coming to work and watching TMís stress
over production, while we wait to work because the track department has
their hands full trying to dig out switch bars.

This is your only chance. Try electing yourself into office again and
see what happens!

I donít mind a Wally-world vacation for the union folk, but you better
come back ready to organize!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 24 May 2019

If you don't have fmla by now, you are an idiot.

Name: Ben Dover
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 24 May 2019

I need to go all of May to get my 3 point credit. Calendar month. Credit
given on June 1st. New policy takes affect June 1st. As far as I know
June 1st has nothing to do with the month of MAY!

Name: Dave
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 23 May 2019

CSX Signals 

Guys we started off wrong! We thought there were laws railroads are to
follow called the CFRs, 
regulated
 by the FRA. WRONG! The FRA only investigates high profile cases like
Amtrak, or a bus load of kids getting hit. These guys turned over the
regulation of railroads to each state giving the states Oversite.
Of course part of the system belongs to each State Attorney General.
And we got screwed over by this Steven H. Parton guy who was protecting
CSX!
Parton new this was criminal and that i had done the audit in 1991.
Parton disputed CSX contentions but took no actions against CSX leaving
us at the mercy of CSX. Many people lost their jobs while some only got
moved to different jobs.
CSX confirmed the overbilling but left us to be fired.
I was threatened by the Assistant Chief Engineer to have my brains
blown out and dragged out of the office.
The first pay back by CSX was $ 2.1 million while we found the
overbilling was actually over $ 100 million. 

NY Times Article:
"But Steven H. Parton, chief of the economice crimes division of the
Florida Attorney 
General's office, disputed that contention. He said that his
office's
inquiry determined 
that Mr. Nelson had first brought the billing problem
 to CSX's
attention in 1991. CSX 
confirmed the overbilling in an audit undertaken that year, he said,
but the company 
waited until 199

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 23 May 2019

Well, maybe turning down engine school wasn't such a good idea after
all.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 23 May 2019

Look Alive Ladies and Gentlemen:      Shit just got real now,      We
need to unite now more than ever !!


http://t.congressweb.com/l/?XAGNBFRGOIJFPNT

Name: Engineer 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 23 May 2019

All ENGINEERS BEWARE!!!

Remember old rule where you divided your tonage by you horsepower and
got as close to 2.0 as possible? This is how you determined how many
units you could have on line for fuel conservation.
Remember the old rule that stated you could only have one unit on line
when running an empty unit train? 

Those rules DO NOT EXIST. They were removed when Hunter Harrison took
over. He came out with a flat rule that you couldn't exceed 27 powered
axles. PERIOD! You will not find those old rules anywhere in writing. 
As much as everyone despised HH he did care about one thing.  It was
getting trains across the road without delay and at track speed. 

A few crews have now been addressed over their radios by the new so
called fuel conservation desk and being asked why they have more than
one unit on line when they are running empty unit trains. Several crews
have been confronted when they disengaged their TO programs temporarily.
It was just reported by a few supervisors that the crews were going to
be monitored more heavily in the fuel conservation rules.
THE OLD POWER RULES THAT WERE IN PLACE TO USE FOR RUNNING OUT ON THE
ROAD OR  HANDLING EMPTY UNIT TRAINS NO LONGER EXIST AND HAVE NOT SINCE
HH TOOK OVER. As for disengaging the TO, per the FRA if the engineer
feels he/she needs to do so for the safe handling of thier train they
have every right to do so. 
AS of this time the only concern for locomotive engineers is whether or
not they have sufficient power for their tonnage. This is the question
you are asked by the dispatchers during your job briefing. 
If you are ordered to isolate your power by the fuel conservation desk
and you can not run track speed you are supposed to contact the
dispatcher and inform them.  This IS THE RULE. Any reason for delay in
train is to be reported. Cover your butts and report all delays and who
ordered you to reduce power and speed. 
When supervisors state that crews will soon be strictly held
accountable for actions that are out of their control or having no
definitive written rules to follow, it's time to start covering every
move you make and making sure that the parties creating the problems
are reported. Once again the buck is being passed onto the crews. No
engineer should be blamed for anything when the company has once again 
failed to have understandable and definitive rules in WRITING!

Name: Dave
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 23 May 2019

Atom
Can you post the NY Ttmes Article under CSX in the news, Please!
This will make reference easier.
The contents of the article represents CSX employees taking a stand
against corruption 
I am the corporate "mole" taking their part. We're not all bad
guys.
I'm going to start in 1991 and work forward showing the same CSX
corruption happening even today.

Name: Dave
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 23 May 2019

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From : "nelson284@juno.com" <nelson284@juno.com>

CSX Signals and Crossings.
Below is a report from The NY Times which is Signals efforts to stop
the Fraud and safety 
issue. This represents your efforts to protect Train Crews, the
Products and the people. 
Sorry! I have the interview for all Signalmen involved to the Times but
somehow didn't 
read it until a couple months ago.
First read this part!

"But Steven H. Parton, chief of the economic crimes division of the
Florida Attorney 
General's office, disputed that contention. He said that his office's
inquiry determined 
that Mr. Nelson had first brought the billing problem to CSX's
attention in 1991. CSX 
confirmed the overbilling in an audit undertaken that year, he said,
but the company 
waited until 1993 before refunding any funds to state governments."

So where was I in 1991?
What was I doing?
How long did it take for CSX to refund stolen funds?
Florida was responsible for regulating CSX. Where was Florida?

CSX Will Pay Whistle-Blower $1.18 Million
By BARRY MEIERSEPT. 30, 1995
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When he told officials of the CSX Corporation's giant railroad
subsidiary in 1991 about 
cost overruns on Government-financed programs, A. David Nelson said, he
expected a pat on 
the back. Instead, Mr. Nelson contended last year in a Federal
whistle-blower lawsuit, he 
was told by his bosses to keep his mouth shut or face being dismissed.

Yesterday, a Federal judge in Washington signed off on a settlement
that would cost the 
company $5.9 million, of which about $1.18 million would go to Mr.
Nelson. At issue were 
inflated labor and equipment charges for work done by CSX at highway
railroad crossings 
in more than 10 states.

Under a little-known program administered by state governments, the
Federal Department of 
Transportation supplies 90 percent of the funds used to pay railroads
to maintain and 
repair highway crossings. The states pick up the rest of the costs.

According to Mr. Nelson's lawsuit, which was filed under the Federal
False Claims Act, 
CSX regularly overbilled Federal and state governments for both labor
and materials used 
at the crossings. He also contended that he had told more than 20 CSX
employees, 
including several vice presidents, about the problem but that they had
failed to take any 
action.

"My director told me to back off and said that I was beating a dead
horse," Mr. 
Nelson said in an interview.

Continue reading the main story

Marty Fiorentino, a spokesman for CSX Transportation in Jacksonville,
Fla., said that the 
company had done nothing wrong and had settled the case to avoid the
cost of litigation. 
He said that Mr. Nelson had first got in touch with CSX officials about
the situation in 
1993 and that the company had immediately begun an internal audit that
uncovered the 
problem.

Mr. Fiorentino said the overcharges had occurred because CSX's billing
system was based 
on the average time it took to complete a job 20 years ago. As soon as
the problem was 
discovered, he said, CSX quickly refunded any overcharges to the
affected states.

"Technology had changed and our billing process had failed to take
that into 
account," he said.

But Steven H. Parton, chief of the economic crimes division of the
Florida Attorney 
General's office, disputed that contention. He said that his office's
inquiry determined 
that Mr. Nelson had first brought the billing problem to CSX's
attention in 1991. CSX 
confirmed the overbilling in an audit undertaken that year, he said,
but the company 
waited until 1993 before refunding any funds to state governments.

"Our biggest problem with them was that they were not remitting the
money," Mr. 
Parton said.

Mr. Nelson said he had faced many problems common to whistle-blowers.
In his lawsuit, Mr. 
Nelson asserted that he agreed to resign from CSX in 1991 because
company officials had 
told him that he could use his exit interview as an opportunity to make
higher-ups 
outside the purchasing department aware of the billing overcharges.

But when he agreed to resign his $40,000-a-year job, Mr. Nelson's
lawsuit stated, he was 
denied an exit interview. Mr. Fiorentino, the CSX spokesman, said that
Mr. Nelson had 
resigned on his own accord and no one suggested that he do so.

Whatever the case, Mr. Nelson first reported his concerns to Federal
and state officials 
in 1992. He also said he and his family soon began a steady descent
into poverty. 
"The only job I could get was for $5 to $7 an hour working for the
telephone 
company," he said.

In April 1993, CSX, which is based in Jacksonville,t refunded $2.1
million to 18 states as 
adjustments to amounts previously billed for the construction of
signals at highway 
crossings. Earlier this year, the company also agreed to pay 12 of
those states -- 
including Florida -- $1.4 million.

The Justice Department also charged that CSX had overbilled the Federal
Government for 
parts used at railroad crossings by selling them at a profit to
third-party vendors, then 
repurchasing the parts, and charging the Government the higher
repurchase price.

ADVERTISEMENT


In one case, according to Mr. Nelson's lawsuit, CSX manufactured shunt
plates, which are 
used at crossings to signal a train's approach, for about $29 each. It
then sold each 
plate to a third-party vendor for $68 and then later repurchased the
part for $78, the 
price that the Government was charged.

Mr. Fiorentino said that he was unaware of any overcharges on parts.
Mr. Parton, the 
Florida investigator, said his inquiry found no evidence of kickbacks
between vendors and 
CSX in the billing arrangement.

Mr. Nelson, who said he came with a hair's breath of losing his home,
said he now 
believed that he had been vindicated. But even with the handsome fee
from the Federal 
Government for his efforts, it is time, he said, to move on.

"I can't remain in Jacksonville and start my life over again," he
said.

A version of this article appears in print on September 30, 1995, on
Page 1001033 of the 
National edition with the headline: CSX Will Pay Whistle-Blower $1.18
Million.

Name: Dingleberry
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 22 May 2019

Smh, Iím with you brother. 
First things first: 
The beauty of the railroad is the mentally retarded folks that run it.
Computers run everything these days-job titles are only for the
narcissist egomaniacs that believe they are gonna climb a never ending
ladder. The mainframe will work regardless of who the ceo or assistant
superintendent is.  They will answer for our actions before we do-if we
are to do this.

Second: WE DO NOT NEED TO STRIKE! All we have to do is follow their
rules to  the best of our abilities and that will have a profound
effect.(see my previous posts)

Third: If we are to do this, everyone needs fire insurance. The asshat
mgrís will get angry and some will pay-at least they will get paid
though. If the cost of insurance is too high we tell the UTU or BRCF
Ďhey we want full benefits at $xx.xx a monthí if they donít like it
well there is 3,000 members that will go elsewhere. Strength in
numbers. We are in control.

Fourth: I donít pay these fuckin dues for nothing. The union better get
its act together instead of putting out letters that express how
dissatisfied they are with company policies. For too long the unions
have sat back and let it happen. They throw their hands in the air-
like they are at a Ricky Martin concert or some shit. Organize the
organized or be replaced with ACRE, BLET, or whoever the hell else
there is. 

We get caught up in the mundane process of work and life sometimes.
Answer the phone, go to work, go to sleep... that we donít realize we
are getting in the butt until you wake up one day and you are so tired
you can barely move. I havenít been working on the railroad these years
to get taken out by a drone or some dickhead attendance policy.

Name: Smh 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 22 May 2019

Dinglebery lets do it gather the troops I'm down its like the 1800"s
when they ran these rr like there trying to . the work force couldn't
take it any more lets go to work for a WILD CAT strike make the news
make it public what foote is doing its him personally he is the ceo not
"csx" Corp put a name name to blame csx Corp was here before and will
be here after and csx Corp witch is really are company we the ones that
give up are lives working all hrs all shifts ,do you think this fottie
cat has a pair of carharts or real rain Gear to go to work or real mans
leather gloves no he knows the cost will be paid at are expensive when
he leaves hold the MAN in charge accountable that's why he gets paid
millions and doesn't even touch one single car or switch to make this
company money .if I was a share holder I would cut his salary in half
to have a few more crews .engines   accessible to get more business for
the whole economy that they shit on farmers ,weat grain , stone plants
we could make more money investing half his money to get more business
,

Name: Smh 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 22 May 2019

Dingleberry ,, you are correct sir

Name: Dingleberry
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 22 May 2019

I should write a book...

The company with these policies is telling you that they absolutely
need and depend on you. They need the workforce to be lean to produce
good numbers. PSR donít work, and if it does-it doesnít work for us.

Give then what they ask for and these policies will disappear. Give
them their bad orders, give them their bad switches, give them their
safety. 

If they thought losing a favorable award from an arbitrator was bad,
wait until they see a unified group following their rules to a ĎTí. 

Unions must pressure local management to create a list of required
items to be on the employees person when working. That way when a
ďbook-checkĒ occurs you have everything that is listed.

Unions must pressure local management to create a work flow of all
tasks to be completed during shifts. That way when they see how thin
they are spread and all the work they need only gets finished half-way
you are protected from any backlash.

Their railroad, their rules- show emí why they are retards.

Name: Dingleberry
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 22 May 2019

Strikes are illegal on the railroad-we all know. 

There will be no strike and there will be no slow down.

There will come a point though when ALL will realize in unison that in
order to work safely we must take the time to review our tasks before,
during, and after making any kind of move. If this slows down the work
then it slows down the work. 

Nothing illegal.

It is up to the union to organize this safety effort to ensure all are
on the same page.

The General Chair will have to advise the locals, and the locals will
have to advise the membership.

The company says we are unsafe. Well then itís time to get safe at the
same time, system wide. No favors, no shortcuts, just compliance.

Items to include (but limited to):
Shopping bad order cars on the hump,
Shopping engines that arenít 100% in compliance,
Stopping movements during shoves when radio transmission becomes
congested,
Pulling Auto racks in yard cuts at 4 Mph to reduce sway,
Watching all bowl pull cuts at 4mph to inspect cars for bad orders,
Tagging all switches that require an unreasonable amount of force,
etc...

The company issues managers compliance testing protocol every month or
so. The union will do the same!

Two can play this game.

Name: Dewey 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 22 May 2019

I ready to strike for reasons of the company  being unfair and being a
very unsafe place to work. This place is so toxic to work for. I'm
ready to pull the pin on these  punks

Name: Wildcat
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 22 May 2019

At the rr I work for we did a wildcat strike shut the place down for 48
hours. The organizers did a good job. Then they found out the names of
the organizers. They put the heat on one of the organizers. Well they
threatened to fire him he spilt the beans on all the other organizers
in a formal investigation. They where all fired except the rat. The
guys not union reps really hurt the company and sent a message to them.
No one wanted to work with the rat but guys had no choice. The rat
thought he was bullit proof because of his rat actions for the company.
Karma came around and the rat threatened a supervisor. He was escorted
off the property by the police and then fired. If there is to be an
organized protest without union directors, you really have to watch who
you trust talking to. The old days of solidarity are long gone.

Name: Dingleberry
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 22 May 2019

Another thought,

The fund is prepping for a sale. Just like a home, best to polish the
brass and publish outstanding numbers. The best thing the union can do
is publicly raise issues and concerns over the actions taken that
adversely effect the group. Publishing articles on rail related web
outlets and news wires that will bring these questionable actions to
light.

A member in bumblefukk, Alabama stubs his toe and gets fired? The
headlines should read ĎCSX unsafe working environment causes employee
injuryí. This is the digital age, twitter wars, bad publicity, and
sensationalized media is what everyone is looking for and canít wait to
witness. Sure you may live on a farm without cable tv- but to these
suits in Jacksonville, this is the kind of negative attention they do
not want or need. 

There is a process to fire a labor employee. A manager can be fired by
email. Letís work smarter never harder...

Name: Deez
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 22 May 2019

We're did they can do that come from an why do i hear that so much

Name: Dingleberry
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for N/A
Posted: 22 May 2019

Everything the company puts out has to be verified by Labor Relations.
It is a department that knows the contracts and works closely with the
law department. They comb through the agreements and look for gray
areas to exploit so thatarticles may be manipulated. In conjunction
with corporate policy and operating rules, these changes sometimes
donít hold water. When the union calls them out on it, labor relations
will contact the law department to consider the likelihood of legal
blowback if a case were to be heard in civil court. 

Lawyers always have a defense ready. Remember your divorce when your
exís lawyer would just pull an excuse out of their hat to screw you out
of the family you built? An excuse or statement that didnít even make
sense but had to be considered? Thatís the principle these fuckers work
off of; always have an excuse ready. 

So best to follow their example. 

We know the work that needs to be done. We know there are 100 rules
that  have to be complied with just to lift a finger to begin a tour of
duty. Know the rules well enough and always have a (valid) excuse ready
to explain your course of action. If you get fired, so be it, as long
as you are in the right you will get your job back. The job market is
not like it was during the recession. We are short handed everywhere-
the company can not afford to fire us all.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 22 May 2019

Need to concentrate more on doing a good job while being safe and
following the RULES...instead of sick days and and vacation.

Name: Brakestick
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 21 May 2019

Drones, IDAP policy that sucks ass, doing more with less, PSR, fat cats
getting fatter, territory being sold off piece by piece. Morale lower
every day, union officials repeating over and over "they can do
that!" 

Yep today is May 21st and CSX still sucks and will keeping on sucking!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 21 May 2019

I've said it till I'm blue in the face. WE WE WE WEEEEEEEEE have to
make a stand. WE might pay union dues for a bunch of fat asses to sit
in Florida but WE are the union. DO you really think for a second that
some general chairman stood up to a company years ago and made headway.
Hell NO! It was when the union working members decided they had enough
and they, the UNION, took matters into their own hands. They didn't
worry about repercussions, they sure as fuck didn't worry about the
company taking something away from their terminal.  It's the usual
bitch fest on here with no action. Do you really think someone making
160K a year living in Florida is going to make waves? The real reason
we don't strike is they are scared of losing that Florida life. Comes
a time when you have to say FUCK the Rail Way Labor Act, fuck the
General Chairman and the real union which is us take matters into our
own hands!  Don't for one second think these over weight lazy
Jacksonville Union Members are here to help us. Same lip service. We
know we are talking with them about it is usually the response you get.
 I'm telling everyone now until we decide to unite and come together it
will not get better. Until we do unite then you might as well just shut
up and come to work or quit. There is no other option unless we decide
we have had enough.

Name: Dingleberry
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 21 May 2019

More reason to slow the f down. Show these suits who really runs things!
You cannot be fired for being too slow!

Being sick! Slows you down
Being fatigued! Slows you down
Being tired of the same old shi+! Will DEF slow you down.

Name: Conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 21 May 2019

Cond.

To clear your record you would have to go a full year without taking a
sick day without a dr. Slip???  Think what you just said. What if you
take a sick day during that year and have a valid slip. It's going to
cost you 2 points! So you can't do it in a year unless you take NO
sick days at all or you are admitted to the hospital or go to emergency
room.  Don't forget the biggest factor of all....NO POINTS ASSESSED IF
THEY WARRANT YOUR SUBMITTED INFO VALID.  thats the damn problem. You
got 3 days to get this info to them in order to see if they pardon you
and give you 2 points or none. You take off to the doctor and the next
day as soon as your marked up they call you out. Your on the damb road.
You end up in the hotel for 30 hours like we were last time, then you
get a 12 hr. Trip home. You going to mail this as soon as you walk in
the door after seeing the doctor or find a ride to take you to a post
office at your AFHT! A postmark within 3 days from the visit should be
acceptable if you don't have or can't get to a fax machine.
 
This crap starts June 1st.  What about the points that are supposed to
be removed on June first if you go all of May without a mark off. Are
we getting credit for this GOOD LITTLE BOY BEHAVIOR?? Let's see on the
first if we get our earned credit.

SO TO RECAP....with the old policy if you had 16 points it only took 6
months to clear your record. Remember you got 3 points back for each
month you stayed marked up. With this new policy you only get 10 points
for each 6 months so it will take a year now to clear all 16.  Who the
hell never gets sick all year!  So come into work sick as shit. Every
single time you mark off unless it is an emergency or hospital visit
they pardon, you will be starting your 6 months all over again. Welcome
to HELL!

Name: Cond.
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 21 May 2019

Retired now.  

I saw and signed that whiskey sheet when I got hired out of indy. They
had one at avon yard. Yes it did say whiskey sheet.  Old heads said
when the old head crews had to sign in when they got to work who ever
got there last had to by the booze.  It did exist.

Name: Dingleberry
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for N/A
Posted: 21 May 2019

Why is everyone always in a hurry?

Conductors Control the railroad.

We set the tempo.

I see people reaching over knuckles to tie in air, hopping over draw
bars, watching a shove from hundreds of feet away... why?

Their rules will screw them! They want compliance-so give them
compliance! Take your time and slow the F down to ensure compliance! 

Claims not paid? Slow it down, no priority moves if the company canít
pay you what you are owed.
Being treated unfairly? Slow it down make sure no traps have been set.
Signed up and unsure of the latest bulletins? Slow it down and ask for
a TRAINMASTER to come and help you out to ensure you got it all.

They got a guy in Avon for not securing equipment-he wanted to get to
another move they needed him for. TRAINMASTER sees an engine sitting
there without a handbrake. Only an idiot rushes to help somebody that
he knows will screw him at the first chance.
Everyone has a job. Crews move trains, TMís ensure compliance. This is
basic CYA.

Name: Retired Now
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 21 May 2019

Exactly - you were told "stories". 
"Whiskey" sheet?  Where was this, somewhere down in the hollers?

Name: loco
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 21 May 2019

Retired now

That's funny.  I cant tell you how many old heads told me stories of
how many guys were on the bottle out there in the past. Another reason
they started the red block program in the first place.  I remember when
I first got hired when you came in you had to sign in on a sheet they
called the "whiskey" sheet.  That's exactly what is was called and
written on the top. Csx did away with it. Said it was bad publicity. I
think the point of the poster was to say if guys could run a railroad
and be on the sauce and did just fine then what the hell is the point
of all this stalking and unnecessary bull shitz that goes on.  Its a
fact that the crews failures 99% of the time are things that don't
have a damn thing to do with production. They aren't causing
derailments and getting injured so bad they have to take off work or go
to the hospital.  Its like the other guy said.  Its all for awards and
recognition and a great big pat on the back.  What someone needs to do
is put out the headlines.  CSX has a good safety record because the
crews are safe. No none wants to go home hurt.  The down fall to all of
this is the crews still get wrote up for crap that doesn't amount to a
thing because the company is scared we cant work safe and have to
intimidate to make them feel like they are contributing to the safe
actions of the employees!   That stupid school is just about shut down
and isn't producing anymore so none of us can understand what the
point of the forced turn over rate is for other than reducing the
workforce without actually furloughing! 
Csx can use the excuse the reason they cant get their freight across
the road on time is because of manpower shortages caused by men not
working safely and having to be put on the street for punishment! Wont
admit its their cuts that caused it. Do the math. How many were
furloughed and said screw it and didn't come back compared to the
amount of men on the streets doing time!

Name: Old timer
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 20 May 2019

What these Canadian Immigrants Are doing to csx to try and steal money
from the company through the stupid hedge fund is really a sad day for
the family's involved with the workers. I cant believe they think you
can be so freaking fatigued throught their call process and want you to
be marked up for six months to get points back. What about birthdays and
baseball games? I hope that people mark off so much they cant run a
train. I hope they cant hire anyone to work after they fire everyone
because the pothead generation will be in line for jobs.

Name: Lol
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 20 May 2019

And half what they do is illegal they know it takes so long to go
through the system and leave the real csx employees and company in the
hole , the ceo foote should half to pay the finds out of his own pocket
after all he can not play dumb about what's going on just like mantel
ridge there the head guys if they don't know what's going on in the
company why are they getting paid so much plus there's a track record
of this scam and it follows every rr they were at ,,this needs brought
to the public they feed off of lower level employees to break laws by
fear and intimidation I really believe the FRA is chicken shit cause
all I've ever seen them do is point the finger at us it's not us we
didn't have have many problems before the new ceo took over so we're
is the the real problem,,it's PSR it's not new to get trains out on
time and  switch cars but it is like the 1800 no respect for rr crews
no time to job brifing on real expiation and work in fear while
aberration to or agreement to drag out paying now knowing dam well its
are money FU footie

Name: Lol
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 20 May 2019

Take half of what the half dead guy made 300 million so 150 million and
put it into real assets like power train crews and more work would make
real"stable " profit not like theses fake numbers operations ratio
it's a Wall Street scam

Name: Retired Now
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 20 May 2019

Boy, every now and then some truly ignorant dumbazzhole has to post
something regarding how things used to be run (employees drunk, etc.).

Such was not really the case and we who were out there in the past
resent those types of words.  

Be wise.  Is okay to listen to loudmouth people's BS, gossip, hearsay
and rumors if you wish to.   But, remember it is always best to know
real facts.        Safety First.

Name: loco
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 20 May 2019

outraged


Of course they made you take a lunch idiot.  Keeping your pie hole full
is the only thing that probably keeps them from killing you.

More DP problems.....more program problems.....more TO problems... Now
trying to tie the PTC and TO together is a circus.

Too bad we cant go back to the old way of running. Like they started
out. Work got done and everyone got to stay drunk to deal with the
lifestyle.  Funny now they had 5 man crews and half of them were drunks
and still got the job done.  You have to wonder how they ever ran a
railroad!

Name: Outraged
E-mail: 
Employed as: M of W, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 20 May 2019

Ready for this one....

These jerks made me take a lunch yesterday and said I was allowed to
have time to eat!!  These guys think they just control your life.  Tell
me when to eat!?

Ridiculous!!!

Name: Chicago
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 20 May 2019

So Avon West crews...who punched out the train master in Rose Lake?

It's about time one of those cocksuckers got a taste of their own
medicine.

To bad no one ever punched out that no good rat bastard Aleek. That
f'n snake.

Name: cond.
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 20 May 2019

ape


Never could understand why anyone would carry a metal box that looks
like a tool box on a motor.  You all know how well they maintain the
rail and motors.   You want that thing flying around the cab when you
derail and possibly turn over. Fly around the cab and kill YA.   Don't
you remember when you got your first car you were always told not to
keep a screwdriver in the glove box because if you wrecked and it came
open it could fly out and hurt you?  the reason they said not to do it
was because it happened. Several times.   No sir.... I will stick with
safe leather or cloth grips.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 20 May 2019

Anyone have a contact of who makes those custom   Aluminum  Railroad
grips. 

Thanks!

Name: STRIKE@csx.com
E-mail: wildcatter@csx.com
Employed as: Corporate office, for N/A
Posted: 20 May 2019

Stoicism: 

The Power of Indifference to Obstacles

Turn the establishment upside down

Vote Republican

The Democrats will open the borders and you will be making minimum
wages

I'm told that more than half of Union Pacific's stored locomotives
have unknown electrical issues...What happened?

Railroad CEO's income is now averaging $50,000,000,00 annually with
stock options...Thanks Hunter Harrison.

Name: notfooled
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 19 May 2019

outraged


smart ass company mole....

Name: Yes
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 19 May 2019

Yes they do, we had a protected hawk build a nest in a tree by our work
parking lot. As employees walked to there cars they where dive bombed
and cut open by the hawks tallons. So the rr provided hard hats. The
wild life people said we had to move if it was a problem. So we wore
our hard hats to and from work.

Name: Outraged
E-mail: 
Employed as: M of W, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 19 May 2019

The hits just keep on coming.  I was out with my train yesterday while
it was getting fueled.  I was told that I wasn't allowed to smoke next
to the diesel pumps!  Are you serious?!?! They don't think that I am
responsible enough?!? I'm not allowed to smoke on their "privately
owned" locomotive, so where am I allowed to smoke.  I'm going to the
union because smokers have rights too!

Oh the humanity!

Name: Area 51 drone Squadron
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 19 May 2019

If there are birds flying over head does the company need to provide you
with head protection also?

Name: HA!
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years
Posted: 19 May 2019

Morons


You think for one moment that CSX hasn't filed all the proper paper
work to use the damn drones then your just idiots.  As for providing
head protection they don't have too. Didn't one of you post on here
that they weren't to be flown over any human beings?  Then why would
you need PPE for the head. You morons just post the most stupid crap
ever. Bring one of the FAA with you . First off they don't have to let
them into your hearing. No one directly involved with the incident has
to be let in. This is a private company issue. They wont let anyone in
they don't want too. So just deal with it .

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 18 May 2019

Invite a local FAA field inspector to your kangaroo court to help make
sure that the prosecution's operation is fully compliant.  If you
reported their unsafe use on the date of the incident, this could be a
productive opportunity to put all of the rest of the facts on record
with the FAA.  An inspector can be reached via your nearest FAA Flight
Standards District Office.  A railroad or any other company can
absolutely use this type of technology in the conduct of their
business, but there are standards they are required to meet.  Hold them
as accountable as they hold you.  In this case, the consequences may not
just land on the carrier, but on the individual officers.  Sauce for the
goose and whatnot...

Name: Safety hazard 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 18 May 2019

If this is going on, flying drones in a work area. The company has to
inform employees and provide everyone with ppe ie head protection etc.
If they are not willing to do this , put pen to paper and have this
safety hazard stopped at once.

Name: Lol
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 18 May 2019

Does the FRA even realize must of us want to follow the rules but are
intimidated to the point we can't cause if we do we get harassed, I
was told by mangement call the FRA and we will see were this goes
meaning the wili Fire anyone for anything Whistle blowers don't mean
shit these people now are ruthless and don't care the fine and 
penltaly will not be on the CEO CFO COO were the blame should go .it
goes to the lower level employees,just like Elizabeth warren said to
stumph and Wells Fargo ,,it's ran off fear and intimidation from them

Name: Smh
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 18 May 2019

I can't wait till they fire me ,,

Name: Lmao
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 18 May 2019

Lmao drones ,what a joke yea lazy ,FRA will write up a shop truck guy ,
in north Baltimore but won't fine csx for all there power issues Fuck
the the FRA and I'll air brake test all over CSX sux

Name: ownone
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 18 May 2019

Brothers


Before you post anymore idiotic info about drones do some more research
and make some more calls.  Drones are being used to film sporting events
overhead. They are being used to find lost hikers, etc. Your LC has
posted they can not fly over human beings. This would only be a rule
that was agreed upon by the FAA and your FRA. I doubt very seriously
that rule will be enforced.
The real reason for the use of drones is to make it easier for
supervisors to sit in their cars and spend less time walking out in the
field with the crews.
Lets use Avon yard as an example. Take the classification yard. You got
55 working class tracks. The bowl is full. A conductor is walking down
through the middle of the yard. There is no way in hell he can be
observed by the yard camera's in all spots. the only way a supervisor
can "Catch" him breaking a law is by getting out of his vehicle and
walking down into the yard. God for bid they would have to put on their
walking boots and get out there with the employee. It is much easier to
fly his drone over head and spy. In order to do this he would have to
fly over a human being. It would be the only way to get direct view of
what he is doing. There will be negotiated height restriction agreed
upon so this wont be a problem or the possibility of it hurting
someone.
Now take a look at your road switchers. Those who go into industries 
know that supervisors have to drive out there and park and walk into
the industry to observe you. Again it is much easier for them to sit in
their trucks where it is cool and fly over the job site. Again, no more
getting out and working one on one with your crews.  Just take your
pics, write up your charges and stay cool and dry.
Just remember, ALL Failures have to be addressed at the time they are
supposed to have been committed. Leaving without addressing the
criminal has been compared to leaving the scene of an accident. There
was a memo circulated about this procedure and all supervisors were
told they were to talk to and counsel the crew at the scene. Expect
more changes as the new regime rolls out the best way to utilize the
time of their supervisors. I sure hope all supervisors realize that by
doing this they don't need as many field supervisors which will in
turn cut their jobs.  Hope they all have their resumes polished!

Name: MISS RESPECT!
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 18 May 2019

Cornelius


I just don't understand this company any more.  Everyone knows the
intimidation gig was set up and made worse after CSX took over Conrail.
 They hire a few Nazi Southern nut jobs (tony Ingram) to come in and
start the southern law.  There was a training program in place that was
supposed to be used to teach the supervisors how to stalk and identify
what they called target employees. It went into detail on how to keep
communications with each other on different divisions and post spy's
when their target was in their area. How do I know this? Because I read
the thing.
It was all in place because CSX was constantly competing with the NS
and other railroads for the Harriman (harassment)award.  After years of
never winning the gold we all assumed they finally gave up.  I believe
they still think they have a shot at being the top dog. It is the only
reason for any of this ridiculous stalking and intimidation of
employees. The other poster was right. There is not a high number of
injuries and equipment damage happening on a daily basis. The yard I
have worked in for the last 27 years has had 3 fatalities and they were
not all T&E. The amount of damage done by crew members is far less that
damage done by faulty equipment and tracks that are not maintained
properly. Bad switches, cross overs, support, etc. cause more
derailments in the yard than the men do. FACT! 
If you didn't know, the Harriman award is nothing more than a
prestigious pat on the back that is used to lure in investors. Awards
can:
Create positive PR
Competitive differences
Effectiveness attracting and retaining top talent
Affirmation of excellence spurring further innovation and
PRIDE AND MOTIVATON FOR TEAMS AND INDIVIDUALS

Now you tell me why as far as I know that CSX has never won more than a
silver medal in this award. I might be wrong and missed something better
in one of the 4 groups they judge but it has been the NS that has won as
top dog and they did it 23 years in a row. 

You want pride and motivation in your teams and field employees? Give
them the respect they deserve. Pay them properly. Honor their union
agreements. Treat them like adults and not children. Talk to them with
respect. Don't use them as scapegoats to cover the supervisors
mistakes. If something isn't working out properly because it just cant
be done then hire supervisors who have the courage to tell the powers to
be in Jacksonville to deal with it. Be realistic. This isn't a perfect
world and mistakes will be made everyday. You don't need to stalk any
employee. You need to treat them respect and honor what you agreed upon
with all contracts. Convince them to love their company. Give them a
reason to want to win an award. You do that and the men who want to win
and take pride in their work will keep the ones who don't in line!  I
remember the day when my grand pappy could walk into the bank and get a
loan any time he wanted with just a handshake. Yeah he signed a
promissory note but no questions were asked. Now that's what an
industry should be about. 
The best quote I ever heard in my 27 years came right out of a
superintendents mouth!  He said  "You got to have derails. Stuff wears
out and things break down and people get tired but the biggest factor to
all of it is.......Sometimes what goes up must come down. Cars weighing
tons and tons just cant sit on that little piece of rail all the
time!"

BOY DO I MISS THAT MAN!!








Want to know more about this award? 
harthur@aar.org  202-639-2344Per

Name: E
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 18 May 2019

I come to work and do my job.   I don't care if a TM is following me on
foot or by drone.  What can a TM do to me?  Nothing! That's what. 
I've been out here 26 years.   I've seen managers come and go.. Most
quit some are let go but I'm still here.   They can't take your
birthday away.  The intimidated employee is the one who gives these
managers power.    26 years I've come to the conclusion. That most
contract employees are veterans, tradesman and college grads. The
contract employees skills and education are greater than the lower
level managers who try To baby sit us.  Most lower level managers are
someone who wants to be in the middle of all the BS. Has no friends and
on their third marriage.  I don't even bother to ask their name and
never keep their phone number.  The new TM will be gone before we bid
on vacations.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 18 May 2019

https://www.faa.gov/news/press_releases/news_story.cfm?newsId=19555

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 18 May 2019

Commercial Drone Flying Without a Pilotís License:

The civil penalties for†flying a commercial UAS without first obtaining
a remote pilotís certificate from the FAA are up to $32,666 for each
incidence.

This fine is charged per day for continual illegal use of a drone for
commercial purposes, after receiving a warning letter from the FAA.

The FAA may also impose criminal sanctions, which include a fine of up
to $250,000 and/or a prison sentence of up to three years upon
conviction.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 17 May 2019

Dhs wants you to call 911 if you see strange surveillance of
infrastructure like a railroad.  Could be terrorists.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 17 May 2019

NO BULL!!!!!

Drones have killed many people, just research it if you think its bull.
I can't wait until one crashes into a moving vehicle, or straight into
a pedestrian.  You will see them disappear very fast!

We had a trainmaster trying to train another on how to use one.  There
are procedures and laws as to who can operate a drone, you don't just
hand it over to someone and say he is qualified.  That's CSX for you,
they are the worst & cheapest when it comes to training...LMAO.  This
place never changes.

Name: Bull!!!!!
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 17 May 2019

Cornelious 

You are so full of bull!  Drones are nothing more than an intimidation
tool and you know it. They do not under any circumstance create safety.
They offer no productive or effective contribution.  Good walking stone.
Proper lighting. Repaired and safe equipment. Managers who do not rush
and intimidate for a pat on their backs. Providing good PPE. These are
just a few examples of promoting a safe working enviornment. Flying
your damn drones over your employees spying on them and having them
work in a constant state of fear in not only intimidating but down
right criminal. Why don't you just build guard towers in the yards.
Hire officers to follow and watch the employees every move. What this
company is doing is no better. Your full of shit if you deny you have
supervisors who make up and trump up bogus charges just to impress
their plantation masters down south. They will do the same thing with
their toy planes. They do nothing to promote safe work. They are only a
prop to instil fear. nothing more nothing less. People aren't going out
and getting hurt and tearing up equipment at an alarming rate. You have
no justification for your fear tactics. Your all scared to death to
just be nice and allow the employees to do their jobs on an honor
system. Everyone knows the tactic of instilling fear to rule. We and
the public are not stupid. Your not fooling anyone. Your little toy
planes are nothing more than a big joke.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 17 May 2019

I hope I get hit by a csx drone.  Lifeflight and Alexander
shunaraharaharah on speed dial.

Name: Cornelius Vanderbilt
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 17 May 2019

We are finding Drones are a valuable Tool that can help us reach our
ultimate goal of operating in an incident free environment and ensure
all our Valued employees go home safely.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 17 May 2019

Drones should not bother a safe worker following all the rules and
staying busy and productive ...period !!

Name: Drones
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 17 May 2019

As a rr employee but not for csx. I feel an employee working in yard
etc. If they are using drones in the yard then it is a major
distraction to employees that are focused on there work. If an employee
is distracted or startled by these drones and get hurt or killed to me
is a crime. The union better put CSX on notice of the fact that these
drones are a distraction. And if CSX wants to fly drones then all
employees should be notified and stand down till they have stopped
flying them. They could get out of range go haywire etc.

Name: AMEN
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 17 May 2019

CAPS@


You are absolutely right.  Any entry in an employees record that could
result in that employee losing their job is a form of discipline. Call
it a pink slip or what ever, it is a form of discipline.  I talked to a
lawyer about this and he made it very clear that the procedure and the
entries were no different than a form of mental discipline as well as a
form of intimidation to alter the acts of the employee. If you continue
the unfavorable act after being put on written and verbal notice you
could be fired.  Only and idiot in CSX would ever try to argue that
their procedure was not discipline. The agreement as you stated is in
black and white. 6 months and one level of the written discipline is to
be removed. Same old circus with this company. Ignore and spit on all
union agreements.


Oh on another joy joy note..... drones are here to stay. I read the
full notice from my unions rep.  Just remember, they are NOT TO BE
FLOWN OVER ANY HUMAN BEINGS!  Be interesting to see how they angle
these little boogers to get a shot of someone violating a csx law with
out flying over them.  How you going to prove they did it anyway. Make
them play back the video on it showing it hovering over head. All
employees should be allowed to carry their own cameras. That is what
all union members should be rallying together to get passed. We should
be allowed to have body cams.  We should have the same right to film
them.  Why is it that UP employees can carry stand alone cameras to
take pictures of safety violations but CSX employees cant. I think it
is time for all CSX employees to take this fight to congress. we should
all have the right to protect ourselves with cameras and video.  They
have all forms of big brothers watching our every move but we aren't
allowed to film them? this is total discrimination against csx
employees!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 17 May 2019

Everyone marking off sick Is long over due. Unfortunately we dont stick
together for something like that to work.. for whatever reason. Some
people can't afford to mark off for 1 day or too scared.. complain day
in and day out but won't do anything about it.. it at least will get
our point across

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 17 May 2019

May 17, 2019....and CSX STILL SUCKS!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 17 May 2019

Cry me river..Cry me river...ol ol...

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 17 May 2019

VLC get chief initials?  I hope you know that the chief is a right of
selection job held by a union employee that was selected to work the
job. All the chiefs are union members. Remember that when asking for
initials.  Chief's that are officials do not work the desk jobs that
answer the calls from all you guys anymore. LMAO. Yea get them initial!

Name: caps 2
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 16 May 2019

From the beginning of their  caps policy.  The union said that Step1 and
step 2 were absolutely discipline.  The carrier of course stated it was
not. So they could hold Step 1 and Step 2 over an employee's head till
they were fired or quit. 

The ble Csx agreement states ever rolling 6 months that an engineer
with 5 years seniority  1 discipline would fall off an engineers record
with no other infractions.  It was the carrier's sad attempt to breach
contract.

The arbitrator stated it was most certainly discipline. It has always
been discipline.  Anyone who is in step 1 or step 2.  Their record must
be reviewed and steps removed if a rolling 6 months was covered.
 CSX will manipulate and twist our agreements for their benefit. They
knew this was a breach of contract.  They do not care!!! CSX and it's
high brass are criminals.

Name: Sick
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 16 May 2019

Cond. 

As far as I've heard nothing has been decided. They can't hash out
how they will handle people already in steps of discipline. 


As for this new use the hell out of crews for 4 hours after they get
home from being gone and stuck at hotel for 2 frickin days, this whole
interim hours rule was created by the FRA for commuter/passenger
service because of their down times between runs.  We don't work like
they do and it won't work that great for them because once you report
your time tickets your done!  I better not get home after being on duty
10 hours and 4 hrs. Later some dumb ass crew caller calls me and tells
me to come back just to work 2 more hours. Something is wrong about
this whole tjing.  There isn't enough definitive explainstions on the
senerios to cover this!

Name: Caps
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 16 May 2019

Did they rule on doctor's excuses? I didn't hear that. Did they rule
that you don't get points now, or just that they can't punish you??

Name: Shortline
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 16 May 2019

You guys just be glad you aren't working on a shortline,yet. G&W takes
all of your stupid rules, puts them through a spin cycle of stupid,
then issues them out for us to follow with no training or guidance. See
you all on the rusty rails when everybody under 15 yrs gets furloughed
cause of PSR cuts and savings. Don't worry though, the union is here
to help you out just as much as they do there...

Name: VLC
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 16 May 2019

Safety alert!!!  

Read rule 500.1
If violated it is a cardinal sin!!!

Before occupying a CONTROLLED TRACK the locomotive operator and
conductor,if assigned, MUST 

1. Obtain a legible dispatcher bulletin and release form that contains

Correct employees ID's and train ID.

2. Determine that all documents correspond with each other.

3. Confirm that all crewmembers read and understand the requirements;
And

4. Retain and observe the dispatcher bulletins on all trips during a
tour of duty!


No where is it written that terminal limits are exempt from this rule.
The main line is a controlled track. PERIOD!  
Engineers who are knocking down a signal in the yard and occupying any
controlled track to show an on time departure time while doubling
tracks or need head room to build their train are in violation of a
cardinal sin rule if you do not have your bulletins and have performed
a proper job briefing.
 
Conductors who are rushed out of the crew rooms without  work orders
CAN NOT BE CHARGED for misplacement of hazmat cars or missing or extra
cars in their train while working the tracks to get their train
together. You were not provided any information as to the makeup of
your train or car positions. Therefore you having nothing to use to
verify car placements.
 
It is being reported that this is happening at an alarming rate on the 

Great lakes division. If you are an engineer you must notify the
dispatcher that you have no bulletins to occupy any controlled track
and why.  If they chose to give you an order to do it demand you get
the Chief dispatchers initials. You should be getting initials from
someone who is a non contract employee. Violating a cardinal sin rule
is a MAJOR OFFENSE! However do not set yourself up for an
insubordination charge or a delay of train charge. If intimidated to
violate rule 500.1 make a report to your LC, FRA and the ethics
committee.  There is no excuse for anyone in management to insist
anyone violate this rule. NO EXCEPTIONS!

As for bulletin #017 dated December 7, 2018, make sure you notify the
dispatcher that you need to occupy a controlled track and ask if they
need the job briefing that is required before you do so. If you are
doubling trains they might instruct you to do it after your work is
done. That is not how it is written in the rule. Due to mistakes in the
trains and possible changes in building the train it has been reported
that they feel it is best to wait until you are actually departing so
they don't have to do another unneccassary job briefing. This could
only only be considered a major charge if you do not ask and get
permission from the dispatcher to wait. The dispatcher also knows this
rule is in place and should remind you of this if you are asking to
occupy a controlled track. Both parties are equally responsible for a
proper job briefing.  
Too many serious rules are being side stepped. Too many crews are
setting themselves up for major charges by not demanding these rules be
followed to the letter. Crying you were intimidated or harrassed to
break these rules after you have done so will not give you a leg to
stand on. You have the right and obligation to take the safest course
of action. You can not be charged with delay of train when demanding
these rules be followed and waiting to be given direct orders to do so.
Get initials, write down times and if possible always get the order over
a radio so you have other witnesses to call in if you are charged with
any violation. Failure to do a proper job briefing, occupying a
controlled track without proper authority and not inspecting your train
for proper placement will result in a major charge if anything goes
wrong. YOU WILL BE THE ONE THAT IS PULLED OUT OF SERVICE AND LOSE WORK
UNTIL AN INVESTIGATION HEARING IS HELD!

Name: Engineer
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 16 May 2019

Brothers 

Call your LC!  Call your GC.  Raise hell to get some answers!!! 

Just heard that a TM told someone when your called they can use you 12
hours if you like it or not on the road pools.  If you get a good run
and make it home if you have enough time left over to be used they can
send you home for the 4 hr rest and make you come back to finish it
out. Since you reporting back from your home terminal according to the
notice your commute time counts in the 4 hours. This is bull too. You
started your trip at your AFHT not your home!They could tell you to
come back and j-job you to drag trains in if the eng. Extra bd is
exhausted.  More bull crap! If there are crews rested/available on the
pool they should be called in. There are rules in the agreement in how
vacancies are to be filled. Sending a crew home for 4 house just to
come back after they have been gone at hotel and finally getting home
woukd be total crap. Both agreements have always stated that CSX will
keep enough people hired to take care of these shortages.  This whole
thing is for retaliation for winning the fight on the attendance
policy. They are afraid people will not be getting punished for taking
off to see a doctor. We heard they were worried more people will take
off if they actually have to honor a doctor's note. The notice for
this 4 hour mule rule is too vague. We have union agreements they are
abusing now and it won't be any different with this 4 hr. Crap!
People better start putting in their claims and calling their GC office
every time they misuse this 4 hour rule. No one should be forced to come
back in and work if they can't work at least 4 hrs.if they are assigned
to the yard or 8 hrs. If you work on the road and you're just getting
back home. It should be on another ticket with no less than 8 hr.Yard
pay or a trip rate if your on a long pool! Get ready for some more used
and abused treatment because of their man power shortage they created!

Name: Crackhead hogger
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 15 May 2019

When ever you kids get tired of how they are treating us, pick a date
for everyone to go to the doctor to get checked out.

Sick of being harrassed?
Sick of being bullied?
Sick of being ordered to do unsafe things?
Sick of having claims denied?
Sick of pay being messed up?
SIck of being denied contractual time off?
Sick of being rushed out of the crew room?
Sick of not being able to do a proper job briefing?

If we are sick of how CSX is treating us, maybe we all need to mark of
sick at the same time and go get checked out by a doctor? Can't fire
you if you go get a doctor note for being SICK OF HOW THEY TREAT US!

Name: Cond
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 15 May 2019

Brothers 


First....GO F..K YOURSELF OUTRAGED.  YOUR JUST A PIECE OF CRAP. 


Look at that notice on this interim release. Look at senerio G. How can
a crew perform 30 minutes work at our AFHT unless you have already made
a,trip and checked into the hotel and are called back out to do it. 
Your supposed  to have 10 hrs rest after you made that trip. I heard a
TM was saying when you knock down their arrival signal to the terminal
they can say that's when you can be considered performing service at
the AFHT.  That's bullshitz. Your on the road 8 hrs. And arrive . Take
one hour to put train away.  That's 9 hours. Takes 30 minutes to get to
hotel.  That leaves you  2 1/2 hrs to work. Call you back out in 4. Lose
30 minutes going back to yard. So now they punk you on some stupid crap
for 2 hrs.  Then what? Dead head you home? According to eng. Agreement
they can put them back in hotel again(better be 10 hrs) ONLY ONCE after
they called you out once before. doesnt say that in cond. Agreement.
They got a 24 hour period to play this game.  IT DOESNT SAY THEY CAN
ONLY DO IT ONCE IN A 24 HR. PERIOD.
If you get a good run across the road they could screw the hell out of
you.  When is our 10 MANDATORY REST have to be honored. They can play
games for 24 hrs. You better be getting that 10 hrs rest at least every
24 hours.  Give this outfit an inch and they take 10 miles. You all know
someone will order us to violate this crap. Yard senerio is even worse.
Time spent commuting counts as part of 4 hrs. Off duty. So you live an
hr away. You get home. Do you have to leave your house in 2 so you are
only gone 4 hrs?  Or do you leave your house in three and drive an hour
then start the rest of your hours after you get there? 
Say you work 4 hrs.  They tell you to be back at work in 4 hrs. You got
a balance of 8 hrs. Left. You come back and work 8 more. That actually
makes you on call for them for 16 hrs!  Doesn't matter if you went
home. Your still on call to be back for duty in 4.  Your on their chain
for 16 hours. You better be getting 10 hrs. Rest after this! Then they
do it to you again. What kind of schedule is that!!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Engine repair, for 1-10 years
Posted: 15 May 2019

Huntington Locomotive Shop Beware!!! You may think you are safe from
being shut down, but youíre not!!!!

Name: Outraged
E-mail: 
Employed as: M of W, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 15 May 2019

I'm so sick and tired of making money .  Last half I grossed so much
money.  I can't believe I have to make money and do it safely.  I am
simply sick!!!

Name: TIRED
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 15 May 2019

Wtf  

Please tell me were not going back to the old railroading where we are
going to get run in the ground.  That system notice that just came out
explaining how they can flip us back to work after 4 hours off sounds
like a violation of rest. I heard it's like passenger service hours.
They do a short run then take down time and come back.  I drive 90
minutes,to work.  The hell with going home for 4hours then coming back.
This is also a way to pull you out of hotel to do some yard crap  then
put you back for 4 then pull you back out for something  else. None of
this sounds good for any of us!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 14 May 2019

Alan Hall is the one Flying Drones at Avon!!

Name: Outraged
E-mail: 
Employed as: M of W, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 14 May 2019

Not only do we have to work weekends as described in the interview
process, but we have to follow their stupid safety rules.  

Unbelievable

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 13 May 2019

FAA action leads to possible civil penalties for the individual
violator.  You know csx isn't going to reimburse thousands of dollars
in fines, per occurrence, to some two bit trainmaster who decides to
become the railroad's pioneer in aerial surveillance.

Name: Former field hand
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 13 May 2019

Submit all the "concerns " you want to the FAA.....You guys are
wasting your time..
Submit all the claims... grievances..
Union complaints... you want it's rigged the union don't give a crap
about you
I explained to you before about them screwing people who have been
fired and waiting for their cases to be heard by the labor board with
their 401K is being held the union knows all about it you guys are
suckers
I'm glad I'm not there anymore you guys can keep dreaming if you
want.
And remember to vote demon rat like a good Union member. They can sell
your job to some one else for less pay
And keep themselves a job getting paid the big bucks  working Monday
through Friday 9 to 4 while you work every weekend and every holiday at
3 a.m. 
They're lying to you the demon rats are the ones that have screwed
America up there the ones that are given all the stuff to China, Korea
, japan ,Germany  anywhere else while they screw us with tariffs and if
our Administration starts Tariffin
them to even every thing out the demon rats tell you the Republicans
are traffin working people... who on this site ... if your for the
"workin man" cant afford to spend $2 more a day so that everyone in
America could enjoy the fruits of their labor?
That's what the demon rats are saying it's going to cost the average
American $2 more a day do the math

Name: rules
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years
Posted: 13 May 2019

Conductor 30

Thank you for verifying the codes.

Correction. Last paragraph of my post should have stated to view the
CFR title 49 laws 217.9 page 252.  It is a violation of federal
regulations to test with  a device such as drones without submitting
required information for review.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 13 May 2019

United States Code  - (USC)
Code(s) Of Federal Regulations - (CFRs)
Title 49  -  Transportation
Parts 200-299  - railroads, railroad operations

Name: Droned
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 13 May 2019

Drones weighing more than about half a pound have to be registered with
the FAA, and marked externally with their registration number. 
Furthermore, the operator of any of these types of craft used in the
furtherance of a business must be certified by the FAA. 
 There is also a pretty good list of operational limitations that an
operator is to follow.  Please report all unsafe or suspected illegal
use of these devices to the FAA.  If you are not sure if the officials
harassing you with a drone are certified, the FAA maintains a public
database.

Name: Drones
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 13 May 2019

And if they are using drones which I dought,CSX has to provide ppe
mainly head protection!

Name: Rules
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years
Posted: 13 May 2019

Rules


In reference to the carrier using drones for operational testing.

FRA 217.9 Section 2 (C) Written program of operational tests and
inspections. Every railroad shall have a written program of operational
test and inspections IN EFFECT! This would include the introduction of
drones to conduct testing of employees. They must maintain this
information at the headquarters in Jacksonville.

Section 3- DESCRIBE EACH OPERATIONAL TEST AND INSPECTION REQUIRED,
INCLUDING THE MEANS AND PROCEDURES USED TO CARRY IT OUT.


The articles are too lengthy to post. If you wish to learn more about
the laws in place you can view the CFR 49 transportation parts 200-299
starting at page 249.
Contact your designated union representation if you encounter a drone
during testing. This should have been reported in writing to your union
representation. You should also contact your FRA operational testing
officer for your area and have him/her make sure that all legal
paperwork was submitted in regards to this new procedure in testing the
employees.

Failure to report such procedures for operational testing is viewed as
a violation of federal laws. If you would like more info on this view
FRA laws 217.9 page 252 of the FRA codes listed above

Name: Anonymous 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 13 May 2019

Just a friendly FYI- if any other employee makes you feel uncomfortable,
hostile, threatening or some way you know is wrong, report it.  Our
family found out the hard way-donít let it continue.  Csx is the worst
company to let things slide especially threatening, hostile
communications over the cb.  Name calling, nicknames, pranks etc donít
need to happen.  The ethics hotline is a joke!! Nothing is done in your
favor.  Report it to a yardmaster, or a member of management, report it
to hr, get an attorney.  Donít report it to your union steward unless
you want it spread and gossiped about. Union isnít there to help you,
they are there to help themselves.  Too many times Iíve seen union
officials do things they arenít authorized to do like change your
placement on the board. Report any ethics violations to a member of
management or HR first then the ethics line, if your case goes to court
the first thing asked is did management know about it. Most times they
do but you wonít have a leg to stand on if they donít. Put it in
writing.  Csx could care less about the employees so protect yourself.
What you allow will continue.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 13 May 2019

Heads up to all,   CSX is now flying Drones to do rules compliance
checks.   Keep and eye in the sky and in the weeds,     Kakhi Patrol is
in Full Force!!!

Name: LOCO
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 12 May 2019

Brothers


It's  1900 on sunday night and the bid cards still say that the bids
haven't been locked in yet.  Its in our employee history what we were
awarded Friday night. Why is it still not on the bid cards. Last time
they did this they changed a bunch of jobs. Messed everything up.
Caught everyone off guard. Anyone know what is about to happen????

Name: Grievances
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 12 May 2019

The only way you have a chance with this regime, is everyone has to file
grievances,and group grievances by your union. If everyone did this and
agreement has been violated. You might have arbitration rule in your
favour. Thatís how we got Hh to pay up, we never stopped filing
grievances until the company smartened up.  We won 87% of grievances.

Name: loco
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 12 May 2019

Outraged

I didn't see a damn thing in writing when I got hired that said I had
to let the company rape my union agreement that they signed with their
John Henry at the bargaining table. Screwing with the caps so the right
amount of people are not allowed off. Capping the weekends and refusing
PB days. Lets not forget how they refuse to flip engineers back like
agreed in writing when they get to the hotel on THEIR SCHEDULED OFF
DAY!  No sir...not a thing in writing that says they can lie and
manipulate.

Name: Feminists
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 12 May 2019

Donít worry before long there will not be a Fatherís Day. The man hating
feminists want to have it band! This is no shit guys!

Name: Outraged
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 12 May 2019

Wait one minute!  You mean to tell me that in the job interview they
told you that this job works holidays, nights, and weekends 365?  Then
the company has the balls to actually do that and I have to work on
mother's day?!!!

Unbelievable

Name: Yeti
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 11 May 2019

Wtf


SN 119 included Father's Day.  In 2018 the SN on improper lay offs
listed Mother's Day, Memorial Day and the Fourth of July.    It was
sarcasm. That "we made the list". This out fit thinks if you layoff
and it happens to be teachers day that you must have been abusing
laying off.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 11 May 2019

Just a Bitch from me; After 51 years an 3 month I got a See Ya from the
company when I signed off ~! A BIG ZERO from the company as far as any

Retirement Benefits go !
We as Canadians go, get SHIT upon from a high altitude all the time.


                                Just thought I`d let off a little steam
 
              LOL

Name: cond
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 10 May 2019

Yetti


Where you getting your info from?  Did you see it in writing or are you
listening to rumors. I bet it is like old idpap policy if so. If you go
180 days without another charge the last level drops off. So if your at
step 2 and go 180 days your back to step one. If you go another 180 days
then you record is clean.

Still doesn't take care of giving points unfairly to people who
legitimately go to doctors and pay money out of their pockets and miss
work. If they got proof they went and can show they made a co pay they
shouldn't be given points. Its bull crap disciplining someone who take
off sick to see a doctor just because they couldn't get in to see them
on their days off or they didn't just get lucky as hell and get sick
on their off days. I never worked for a company in my life that said
you aren't allowed to be sick on fri. sat. or sun. and if you are and
don't come in your getting discipline points for it.

Name: Yeti
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 10 May 2019

System notice 119

To all the Dads we made it on the list.  Fathers Day was added this
year after being left out in 2018.    CSX will continue monitoring
improper layoffs.  LOL this place is a  joke. 


Happy Mother's Day lay off and enjoy your time with your mother. A
person never knows if it could be their last. 

New ruling on CAPS step 1 and step 2 fall off after 6 months.    Or
save it and everyone layoff Christmas.

Name: Test
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 10 May 2019

Wondering 

If you log on at work it might give you a message that there are no
apps available to you at this time. Just click on the self help box in
lower right hand corner. When your in go to tools and select the OPTS
box.  It might not show you the opts test option.  Just click on search
and put in you dates.  If you have any problems call chessie help desk.
You have a right to view any information entered in your employment
records.

Name: Otest
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 09 May 2019

Pretty sure it's OPTS under the tools section of the gateway.

Name: Wondering 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 09 May 2019

How do we look up our ďEmployee O testĒ now? We use to be able to see it
on gateway. Canít find it now. Thanks

Name: Safety
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 09 May 2019

FRA 

Getting really lax on the safe movement of key trains. Latest new
equip. Handling rule change for defect detectors drops the key train
inspection rules if you get a bad hit on the recording.  What's
happening to the safe movement of these trains with large amounts of
hazardous chemicals.  Let's not forget a train hauling PITH AND TITH
cars are classified as key trains.  Where ya going with this Mr. FRA
man????

Name: Anon
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 09 May 2019

$5000 reward to anyone who can supply the video and pictures that
Michael Cade Breasseale out of Birmingham made of Zachary Steen.  You
fellow workers who have viewed and received this video if you supply
it,  no questions asked and it will be held confidential.
Justiceserved4567@gmail.com  

This in reference to a peeping Tom- revenge porn case. Breasseale
videoed a coworker in a csx approved hotel room thru a crack in the
blinds.  He then took this video and shared it with coworkers who
humiliated Mr Steen. This is a felony in Alabama. Everyone that took
part in Breassealeís little pranks are as guilty as he is.

Name: Lloyd
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for 10-20 years
Posted: 08 May 2019

I meant 6 out of 7.  I sincerely apologize for all that thought these
tyrants wanted us to have more than 1 day off a week unless we've been
here since the 90s.

Name: Lloyd
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for 10-20 years
Posted: 08 May 2019

Who in the F feels like dealing with all that bs on an outdated computer
after a(n) 11/12 day?  I'm not trying to pick a fight with a fellow RR
but let's be real here.  The problem starts from the beginning and it
should have already been dealt with.  You know if you really think long
and hard about how the RR treats the union employees there probably
shouldn't be any claims at all.  Railroaders should just assume the
worst and get compensated accordingly because thats how it goes.  They
get bent over 4 days out of 5 and at least 3 with no lube.  You really
have to question your sanity and will to live in order to work for
them...unless maybe you have no kids and single and this might be the
big D in the ass you deserve.

Name: Blame for your treatment 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 08 May 2019

When I started on the railway an old guy told me no matter what, anytime
you have been screwed over put in a grievance. And still put one in on
small issues, that is the only way management will change there
behaviours. I was pulled out of service twice fired once. Was made
whole on all three incedents, because the company violated the
collective agreement. Guys would tell me itís not worth your time
putting in a grievance, but I did anyways. One time I put in a
grievance, where others did not, and a year later I received a nice
check from the company. When I showed the guys that told me not to
bother they where furious, because if they would of spent ten minutes
put in grievance, they would of received the same check. When a manager
was an asshole and breached the agreement we all use to file a
grievance. And when upper management got tired of dealing with them,
they replaced the manager to make peace with the workers. And the
replacement manager went out of his way not to make the same mistakes
as the manager taken out. Now days when an employee gets screwed over,
instead of filing a grievance they just stomp there feet try to
complain to fellow employees and walk away bitter.  Every time the
collective agreement was violated we where encouraged by our union to
file a grievance and that is how we stayed on top of these managers.  A
manager that had a high rate of grievances, did not last long in that
job. And it came to the point where managers feared a grievance put in
on his watch. Bitch and complain people, but you are the ones that let
these managers get away with how they treat you.

Name: Cond
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 08 May 2019

Fake Tm


Be open minded about union/ management relations? Are you a frickin
idiot? You tell me how anyone can be open minded about a company that
encourages its supervisors to deliberately violate the agreements that
they signed and agreed upon at the bargaining table. When a Tm stands
right in front of you and tells you he doesn't care what our agreement
says, you will go do as you are told and if you have a problem with it
you can go put in a claim with your union. This is a hostile working
environment. The company seems to think that it is all our fault when
they have manpower shortages when in fact it is theirs. They are the
ones who furloughed so many people it put them in a bind from hell and
then when they tried to call people back they said the hell with this
outfit. They create all their problems. They have pulled this horse
shit for so many years it isn't even laughable any more. Then you get
the chiefs that lie through their teeth telling you they will flip you
back home on your off day as written in the agreements then refuse to
do it after they have you hostage at the away from home terminal. Their
biggest trick is to wait until shift change and let the new chief of
duty tell you that he wasn't the one who made the promise and you have
to stay. We have these rights for a reason. We have lives outside of
this outfit. We constantly have to cancel appointments and other
scheduled activities because of this crazy schedule we work. Yes, it
comes with the job but the agreements are part of it as well. Being
lied to and used was not written in my hiring agreement when I came on
board. Having supervisors breath down your neck to rush and work
unsafely  so they can get their numbers or departure time is
unprofessional as hell and shouldn't be tolerated. Threating crews on
a regular basis with delay of train when it is no ones fault but the
company and their interdepartmental problems or lack of communication
is total bull and we deal with it on a regular basis. If you really are
in this business then you must work in a small hole in the wall yard or
your on a job that isn't that important. Come out and play in one of
the big yards where production is large and over the road trains are
rushed to get on time departures by supervisors who have no balls and
wont stand up to the powers to be in Jacksonville. Then when your
agreement is raped, your screwed out of pay that is rightfully yours
and your blamed for their mistakes and your told go cry to your union
rep you will see what everyone is talking about.

Name: kyle
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 08 May 2019

This might make you guys think,, a few yrs ago i worked a few times with
this guy who was a brakeman on my crew that guy did not even know that
there was to angel cocks on both ends of a locomotive he had been on
the rr for 2 yrs and the dummy did not know that, and guess what he did
he went for TM and they took him  and now he is a tm were i dont know
but they got a real smart guy for that job==LOL.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 08 May 2019

I just dont get. CSX aint that bad to work for. Just be hard working
willing to learn and be OPEN Minded about Union/Mangement relations in
a Changing Economy. On PSR with coal revenue down down down.. The
railroad had to tighten up on its capital coal required when it was
thriving alot of power, cars,and manpower to get it over the road. All
that is not needed as much today nor in the foreseeable future.

Name: Management
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 08 May 2019

Now that these managers got there at a boy, there taste of blood like a
wolf they will not change. Until there doctor tells them to change
carreers, before the stress kills them, and it will!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 07 May 2019

See for yourselves,     All record Profits!!



https://smart-union.org/news/carriers-release-2019-1st-quarter-earnings-reports/

Name: SP Medical Standards
E-mail: info@sp.com
Employed as: Corporate office, for N/A
Posted: 07 May 2019

Southern Pacific and Union Pacific was well aware of its employee's
medical issues based on paid [illegal] data provided to SP/UP
management, by (insider) employees from the UP Hospital Association.

Medical Standards for Railroad Employees 2005 [FRA]

http://www.willamgoren.com/blog/2019 (comments about UP'S policy)

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Engine repair, for 10-20 years
Posted: 07 May 2019

Has anybody else heard in the wind about company trying to "again"
combine the Machinist/pipefitter crafts.. waiting to here back from our
local L.C. on it...just curious if anybody else hearing it.

Name: Not fooled 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 07 May 2019

Hey webmaster 

Looks like our company poser the mole is back.  I thought you blocked
that thing.......wonder which post set them off.  
To the poster who commented on the bickering on here, most of the trash
talk post are from distractors trying to change the subject or fool
posters into forgetting about what we were discussibg. If you pay
attention it always happens when posters put out info that looks real
bad for the company. You got to learn how to pick them out. 
Someone obviously put a burr under their saddle.

Name: Better Class 1 Conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 07 May 2019

Watching you peasant CSX morons bicker back and forth with your
leadership is classy yet unbecoming of a great railroad like the one I
work for. Where we co exist in peace and harmony with our leadership.
Making money and getting all our claims paid. Eat shit on your lower
class railroad you peasants. From a railroad that knows how to profit
that is all I say good day sir.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 07 May 2019

This used to be a good informative platform for ďboots on the groundĒ
information, but has seemingly morphed into a back biting, back
stabbing blog.  You guys are all brothers, and need to treat each other
with respect.  When you fight amongst yourselves, management gloats.

Name: LC
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 07 May 2019

ALL UNION BROTHERS


IDPAP Quotation

Csxt intends to continue to provide a safe work environment in which
all employees can experience meaningful work and contribute to the
team's success. Csxt requires managers to provide FAIR and Consistent
treatment to all employees under their charge and to USE ALTERNATIVES
TO FORMAL DISCIPLINE WHENEVER APPROPRIATE.


IT HAS BEEN BROUGHT TO THE LOCAL LEVELS ATTENTION THAT SEVERAL MANAGERS
HAVE BEEN TELLING EMPLOYEES THAT CSX HAS CHANGED ITS IDPAP POLICY AND
THAT ALL VIOLATIONS ARE NOW CONSIDERED SERIOUS. THIS IS ABSOLUTLEY NOT
TRUE. MANAGERS HAVE THE ABILITLY TO APPLY FORMAL COUNCELING WHEN
INCIDENTS ARE DEEMED AS MINOR INCIDENTS. THERE IS NOT A DIRECT LEVEL
CALLED MINOR INCIDENTS IN WRITING BUT INCIDENTS THAT WERE DEEMED AS
MINOR ACTS IN THE PAST SHOULD STILL BE CONSIDERED MINOR. IF YOU HEAR
ANY SUPEERVISOR STATING THE FACT THAT ALL INCIDENTS ARE TO BE REPORTED
AS SERIOUS PLEASE IMMEDIATELY CONTACT YOUR UNION REPRESENTATION AND
FILE A COMPLAINT. THIS MUST BE STOPPED. THIS IS A FORM OF HARRASSSMENT
AND IS BEING USED AS EXCESSIVE DISCIPLINE TOWARDS THE EMPLOYEES!

Name: engineer
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 07 May 2019

Conductor


Ignore that  post from the loser poser claiming he is a tm.  Half of
them aren't smart enough to even be conductors. You are right. the
company is tag teaming the crews.  Getting 2 failures for the price of
one. Did you know it was in our operating rules that you are to report
any unsafe conditions on the job? Its In black and white. It is your
business if you are in a cab with an engineer who doesn't understand
how to us the DP power and you have every right to make all the calls
you want.  I took that stupid 4 hour class in the trailer and was given
the books. I don't remember shit since I took that class and the little
time you spend on their little computer game console playing around with
it isn't training. It was just an introduction to it.  They called off
the pilots because the were sitting around too much in the buildings
waiting for someone to be called to use the thing. There aren't enough
trains using it that justified paying them. The fact still remains that
every single engineer who has never run a real train with the real
power should have a pilot with them at least 2 times before they are
cut loose. Once again the company is putting profits and the all mighty
dollar in front of safety and adequate training.  
Want to hear a real joke... Had a tm threaten a crew for delay of train
because they didn't get his 2 hr departure time. The engineer didn't
know a thing about the DP and had a ton of trouble with it. That TM
came out with all his wisdom an eventually got it set up for them to
leave but never gave the guy pilot. He had a ton of trouble in route
and they just couldn't figure out why. How retarded does this company
have to be before someone in the FRA get involved with this. Its just
one joke after another with this outfit.


HEY FRA!   Good question. What the hell are you going to do about this
horse and pony show!

Name: the big C 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 07 May 2019

I recall a few yrs ago when the co sent letters to all the t&e asking to
fill out a form if they were interested in a mang job with more pay, the
clinch in the letter said it all, are you willing to re-locate, i am
sure most of you know that tm,s and rfe do not stick around for long
they stay ma by a yr or 2 at a terminal and then its off to 10 buck 2
all over the system, they do the same with superintends, i yr here and
then another location, i know a super who had to move 14 times in 14
yrs to another terminal, if you are gypsy then you will love that job.

and i know why they do this, they do not want management to get too
friendly with the workers, ie they want you to be a prick.

Name: Employee protection
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 07 May 2019

That conductors post, just made my point. Where is your union to stop
this unsafe practice.  the company not properly training these
engineers. They give them some books and have them sign a sheet saying
they have been trained by the company. Boy are you guys sticking your
necks out to help this company out. Never mind the public being put at
risk. Where is the union to stop this practice at once. The company
will never stop doing this kind of unsafe Practice because they know
they can get away with it. Shame CSX!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 07 May 2019

conductor 1-10.. just do your job and dont worry about the damn
engineers job buddy..

Name: cond.
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 07 May 2019

FRA!!!!


You need to tell me and everyone else in the public how the hell you
can allow engineers to run trains across this railroad with distributed
power who NEVER TOOK the required training class that was given in the
mobile training trailers.  They called off the pilots who were supposed
to be out here going with these people. they are using Tm to help these
guys set up the power and get it ready to leave the yard. They expect
them to read the books on the power and how to run them after they
leave their terminals. You tell me how this is safe. You bust ass to
get the PTC in place but you turn your heads on this crap. What's it
going to take. One of these green horns tearing a train all to hell in
the wrong place with the wrong commodity and killing someone in the
public or destroying half a town!  Next time Im sent out on a train
with an engineer who doesn't know a thing about this damn power and is
told to leave with it with books in his lap Im calling the D.C. office
and filing a complaint. If I have too I will call the USDOT. There are
bulletins being issued on the use of this power but the engineers
don't understand a damn thing they are reading because they don't
know a damn thing about. Toss some books in their laps and tell them to
read them and go run a train across the country half ass guessing what
they are doing the whole trip. Are you people just plain retarded?  You
don't give a crap what could happen with this scenario?  You will care
when someone dies!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 30+ years
Posted: 06 May 2019

Well BNSF... is going to go psr...Buffet said it 2day.

Name: Employee protection
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 05 May 2019

With my long career as a rr, in the beginning the management use to
respect employees and union agreements. Now with these militant type
ceo and management. They have tested the unions and walked all over
them. I have come to the conclusion company heads have no fear or
respect for union anything and they are not scared to cross the line
with the unions. Because they management know there are no consequences
to there behaviour. The only real protection an employee has are
Goverment labour laws. Companies donít want goverment interference,
because they can shut them down. It is amazing that unionized gmc have
to move out of Canada and USA and set up shop in Mexico. But non union
Toyota and mersadize are setting up shop in Canada and USA. The big
three auto manufacturers want the union gone. And so does every other
company in North America. In other eastern countries just talking union
can get you killed or put in prison. Just the way American companies
like it. They have one hurdle and that is to sensor the media, so it
does not show negative treatments to the workers in the east. It has a
negative affect on share value. And soon companies will not have to
deal with people once Ai starts taking the jobs, it is coming and in a
big way.

Name: cond
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 04 May 2019

30

the NTSB investigates accidents in transportation. If UP was smart they
would look at the accident track record of CSX and run.

They also have a more advanced DP program and started using a form of
TO before CSX. Their fuel conservancy rules were well in place first.
Who want to merge with someone too far behind in advancements.

Now, if we could just get paid what is rightfully ours that would be a
start!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 04 May 2019

Anyone who posts on this website attend the annual shareholder meeting
held May 3, 2019 or view it via the internet?  Four (4) major things to
vote on including the elections for board directors. 

Nothing on the shareholder ballot regarding merger - wonder if such was
discussed at all on the floor at the meeting. 



By the way:  it's the STB [Surface Transportation Board - the federal
agency that basically replaced the old ICC \ Interstate Commerce
Commission in the 1990s) that would have a lot of say so in any RR
mega-merger.

Name: wasthere
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 04 May 2019

Conductor


Your an idiot.  You are just another one of those arm chair idiots who
know absolutely nothing about how a merger would even work. And the
other poster is 100% right.  It will not happen without the blessing of
the NTSB and others in D.C.  It would create a major monopoly over the
other class 1 railroads.  I bet you weren't around when csx took over
conrail and the first thing they did was cut jobs and start price
gouging on fuel charges to the customers. They had to clean up their
act real fast and pay some hefty fines. You think the UP needs someone
on line with them? They have a successful company who is doing a hell
of a lot better than CSX and has had a proven tract record longer. If
they were allowed to merge they would be heavily controlled by the feds
and you wont be getting any raises. The union agreements aren't written
the same either. It would be a mess from hell for at least 2 years. 
Now, go do some research on what happened in the past with other
railroads that merged.  OH... and lets not forget how CSX went over the
conrail books with a microscope and came back and garnished wages from
hundreds of employees that they claimed were paid wages they shouldn't
have been and demanded it was all fixed before they took financial
control. I personally worked with a guy and saw his notice that he
would be garnised over 3000.00 bucks. That was his last year there. He
quit!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 04 May 2019

What yall think does UPCX sound better and more catchy...or CXUP...hard
choice to make??

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 03 May 2019

IF you guys that talk about mergers were around when the Conrail split
with us and NS took place then you would not want another merger or
would know that the NSTB would have to approve it.  It's not like the
Conrail merger happened in a week.  It was a mess.  Then in a year to
year and a half it settled down and we had record furloughs. Be careful
what you wish for. It's happening now and some of you can't see it
coming. Good Luck

Name: Cornelius Vanderbilt
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 03 May 2019

Quote from Your CEO: "I can say that YOUR company is operating better
than anytime in its History. The Company is producing very strong CASH
flows for YOU the SHAREHOLDERS!!!!

Name: Former field hand
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 02 May 2019

I'm  in "bluh - bluh -bluh...
And 10 years before they change tbe color of the toilet paper tbey do a
Dupont employee survey.... you guys keep smoking the pole, ah I mean 
drinking the Tyler Mountain Water....old heads will remember the litle
water bottles with the tin foil lids.... I think the demon rats are now
using the rappers from those water bottles to make tinfoil hats
They use them to get their marching orders through their tinfoil-hat
receptacles

Name: Former field hand
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 02 May 2019

You guys are a bunch of suckers
Good luck... keep believing in your
 kiss azz union and turning in grievances
And in a 100 years you'll  get paid

Name: Retired Now
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 02 May 2019

For what it's worth - maybe nothing:
Over the years it was obvious some terminals had more things to
distribute/share (and would) with employees than other terminals. 
Who's in charge and cares, budgets, etc., etc.

Name: conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 02 May 2019

conductor Tennessee
 Thanks for posting that you are getting these early rules sheets. We
don't get these at Indy.  Im new to this game but been marked up long
enough to know that this is a horse and pony show and nothing is
consistent.  When I get called back in Im going to ask the TM on duty
why we don't get this kind of info.  But then Im not sure it matters.
I have been told by old heads that there are a lot of gray areas in the
rules and some can be interpreted in different ways. If the trainmasters
says it means one thing and you read it as another you have to email or
call someone in the rules department and let them settle the answer. 
Seems like a pretty messed up system. Im guessing that's why they have
had to cancel and reissue so many bulletins in the past that were about
the same thing. Proof reading must be hard for this outfit.  Thought
this was supposed to be heading to a paperless railroad.  They have to
use twice as much paper to do these bulletins the way they are now.
They could just use one piece of paper to notify you of a rule change
or modification. Now they are adding it to the section it effects and
reprinting the whole thing. Don't see how that saves any paper
especially if one has 23 pages! Do like that it is written as changed
though and I don't have to go through and add the new section in
writing myself or note the changes in the last reissue.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 02 May 2019

I did come on here and I did let you know. That was my post. I did post
exactly what it said and I did say where it came from. I did say where
I got it and I did say who put it there. I got bent out of shape
because you guys repeated the same questions I answered already a
couple times.

Name: Rule changes
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 02 May 2019

Iím in Tennessee and the sheet about monthly rule changes are usually on
crew room tables or bulletin boards several days prior to the effective
date at both my home terminal and away from home terminal and if
trainmaster is present we are usually briefed on the upcoming rule
changes. Itís been going on for a good while at my location.

Name: Cell bullit
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 02 May 2019

In some zones fishing season opened up. Maybe some took the bait from
this guy about cell phones. Like I said. Only believe when you see with
your own eyes.

Name: NOT!!!
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 01 May 2019

Hell no!

Are you frickin kidding me.  Who the hell wants to merge, especially
with this outfit. Every time you turn around they are coming up with
some stupid bull crap and half the time they don't want to pay you
what is rightfully yours as agreed by our union. They keep changing
jobs and trip rates and deny any lap backs or out of route. Screw the
shit out of us on extra miles they make us work.  If they merge with
anyone it will be on big messed up circus with more bullshitz that none
of us want to handle. they cant keep anything straight. It will be a
nightmare from hell for all of us.  They just need to leave shit alone
and get their act together. Hell no, I don't want no merger!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 01 May 2019

does anybody else feel the URGE to Merge??

Name: other
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 01 May 2019

Conductor

Man, there is no need for you to get all foul mouthed and bent out of
shape dude.  when I read your post I thought the same thing. I saw
where you put your post on here on the 27th.  The new reissues for the
operating rules did not come out until the 29th.  You said you read
about the new cell phone rule that was coming out on may first from 
some sheet that no one is getting at the terminals in Indy. Im like the
other guy that has been around for 23 years and I haven't ever seen any
info every put out by anyone several days ahead of time explaining how
any new rule was supposed to be handled. 
Instead of getting all bent out of shape dude why don't you be a
brother and come on here and let everyone know when we are going to get
a new rule change early and be prepared for it.  I just printed off all
those new changes that came out on the 29th and 30th. No one knows a
damn thing about any upcoming changes until you log onto the computer
and check for any new bulletins.  You must be working somewhere that
you got supervisors who want to fill you in on things before it hits
the press.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 01 May 2019

Motherfucker, if you can read, I clearly said the sheet was for rules
that were to be changed on the first of may, not on the 27th. You just
pulled that out of your ass.  The sheet is from the company that
explains rule changes and I've seen it at five different terminals.
The trainmasters put them out for us to read. If you don't get them,
then your trainmasters are lazy. I got the sheet at Marion Ohio. So did
a bunch of other people. I also posted exactly what it said but you dumb
fucks skipped over that one. I posted exactly what the last guy just
posted.  Sorry you don't get the same info we get, but it comes from
csx. It's put there by csx. I'm not saying where I'm from because
you idiots will start shit and say things like I know who you are and
dumb shut like that. I gave you useful info and you guys made it look
like I did something wrong. Conductor 1-10 out, bitches

Name: conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 01 May 2019

Duh


Your absolutely right. There was no new reissue of the operating rules
that contain the rules for electronic devices put out before the 29th. 
If that guy saw something about it on or before the 27th then he's
getting his info early. I don't think he saw any sheet put out early
by the company. Im guessing a union rep or a TM who knows the changes
are coming put something out early for the guy.

Name: Loco
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 01 May 2019

DUH!!!!

 You people do not read or your just half brain dead.  A conductor came
on here on the 27th and posted that he knew the cell phone rule was
going to change because he saw it on a monthly rule sheet that the
company SUPPOSIDLY puts out and lets him know at his terminal that
rules are going to change. There was NO NEW SYSTEM BULLETIN PUT OUT ON
THE 27th OR BEFORE replacing the operating rules bulletins. They put a
new set out on the 29th and then turned around and cancelled them and
reissued new ones on the 30th.

What people want to know is what the hell this so called sheet is that
this conductor is claiming he saw days BEFORE the new operating rule
system bulletins were put in the system for us to print out. 
 
Now, did this explanation help any of you to understand what the
original question was to the guy claiming he knew the change was coming
when he posted on the 27th before the reissue was put out????

OK CONDUCTOR.... when you posted on here on the 27th that you already
knew about the future change in the cell phone rules, Where in the hell
did you read this!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 01 May 2019

Brother:

ITEM 68 - RULE 1001.3 DATE OF MODIFICATION 05-01-19                    
   
                                                                       
   
  THE FOLLOWING REPLACES ENTIRE RULE 1001.3   

TRANSPORTATION EMPLOYEES MAY USE PERSONAL ELECTRONIC AND ELECTRICAL    
 
  DEVICES ON LOCOMOTIVES OR ON THE GROUND WHEN ALL OF THE FOLLOWING    
   
  CONDITIONS ARE MET:                                                  
   
                                                                       
   
                                                                       
   
     1. LOCOMOTIVE IS STOPPED;                                         
   
                                                                       
   
     2. NO CREWMEMBER IS PERFORMING DUTIES ON THE GROUND;              
   
                                                                       
   
     3. NO PERSON IS ENGAGED IN THE REPAIR, FUELING, OR OTHER
PREPARATION  
        OF THE TRAIN OR LOCOMOTIVE FOR MOVEMENT;                       
   
                                                                       
   
     4. ALL CREWMEMBERS CONDUCT A JOB BRIEFING AND ALL AGREE THE USE IS
   
        SAFE AND WILL NOT DISTRACT OR INTERFERE WITH THE PERFORMANCE OF
   
        SAFETY RELATED DUTIES;                                         
   
                                                                       
   
     5. IS UTILIZED BY ONLY ONE CREW MEMBER AT A TIME; AND             
   
                                                                       
   
     6. IF LOCATED ON THE GROUND, EMPLOYEE MUST NOT BE CLOSER THAN 25
FEET 
        FROM THE NEAREST RAIL.                                         
   
                                                                       
   
     NOTES:                                                            
   
                                                                       
   
       A. DEVICE MUST BE POWERED OFF AND PROPERLY STORED FOLLOWING USE.
   
                                                                       
   
       B. EMPLOYEES ASSIGNED TO YARD JOBS MUST NOT HAVE THESE DEVICES  
   
          ON THEIR PERSON UNLESS ON BREAK OR RELIEVED OF
RESPONSIBILITY.

Name: Brother 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 30 April 2019

Conductor 

First off there hssnt been any MAY rule changes issed yet. Second the
last operating rule  change was issed for April 5th.  They can change
rules and reissue more often then once a month.  No one at our terminal
has seen any advanced notices of any changes to the electronic device
rules.  So again tell us what terminal you work at and what supervisors
are putting out advanced notices of any rules changed that are coming. 
If you are getting these advanced notices them all employees should be
given the same privileges.  

You say the company puts this out. Tell us the notice number. It can't
be a system bulletin because it is not in the system yet.

Name: Loco
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 30 April 2019

BLAH BLAH 

Opinions are like a pain in the arss. Everybody has one. So what if
they merge.  What ya gonna do about it. NOTHING!  You will come to work
if your seniorty has been bargained in to keep your job. You will deal
with the structural changes or quit. You will deal with the union
agreement changes like you always do. NOT DOING A THING!  You will blah
blah. You have no power to do a damn thing about any merger. None of you
have any power or enough stock to make any impact. The only thing you
have is the ability to stand up to the supervisors who order you to
violate rules and cut corners. You can put in your claims and vote out
the union reps who are sucking on management.  You can grow some balls
and stand up or run with your tails between your ballfree legs. That's
all you got. So shut up about this stupid blah blah Merger and other
stupid shit and focus on what you could make a change in if you had a
set of balls! 

Anybody got an opinion on this new fuel conservation desk that comes on
the radio when you drop out the TO to control your train and wants to
know why you don't have it on.  If it hasn't happened to you yet
it's coming.  Just more stupid micro management and another department
that is a waste of company resources.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 30 April 2019

Until we say enough is enough we will continue to get treated like
second class human. They dont care about your safety or wellbeing and
never will we are all numbers out here and we dont stick together and
that's a shame let's stop being sheeps and become wolves because
without us they wouldn't have jobs. Stand up now or lay down forever.

Name: Merger
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 30 April 2019

I think the only merger you will see is the hogger and conductor, as one
person crew.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 29 April 2019

Well naturally - stock worth will be higher with less employees.
Wonder what the stock price will go up to with even more job cuts.
After all, employees\workers are a big expense to a company.

Guess some are right on:  this outfit is not really into running a
railroad for the long term.   If they were, it'd have to be for big
profit(s) and then the big shots and shareholders probably still
wouldn't be satisfied.   Can about bank on more changes coming.
 
Be grateful for all\any union agreements that are still in place
before those are gone too.   Without, we'll no doubt be expected to do
even more and tolerate more, with less compensation.

Name: Stock
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 29 April 2019

Stock today for CSX $79.34 last week they closed some big shops layed
off lots of employees, bingo stock shots up. That is the name of the
game to stimulate the share holders. I will put money on it that in the
near future they will announce even bigger cuts and watch stock climb
again. When this game stops working for Foote and share holders they
will walk away.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 29 April 2019

Oh no more rumors about mergers! Still waiting for the UP to merge with
us from 1995 crew room talk. Now it's 2019 and we are still talking
about mergers.  Thanks Peter Jennings

Name: Jobs
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 28 April 2019

The jobs that could of been created. Democrat AOC wanted to build a
railroad to Hawaii across the ocean. But her green deal got voted down.
This was for real folks and she is in Congress!

Name: Cornelius Vanderbilt
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 28 April 2019

UP CSX and Canadian Pacific will merge.BNSF Norfolk Southern and CN will
merge. Get ready gents

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 28 April 2019

Great lakes. 
I've seen them at 4 other terminals. It's not just ours. 
They've been doing it since they started making rule changes on the
first of the month.

Name: engineer
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 28 April 2019

Conductor May

I've  been with this company 23 years and I have never seen such a
sheet made available to the crews EVER!  I have never see the company
ever put out a list of rules that will be changing in the coming
months. This must be something you are doing locally. the company never
wants the employees to know about future rule changes in advance. This
keep us from raising hell if they are changing something that violates
our agreements or working conditions. Where do you work?  Im sure
everyone would be interested in knowing who your supervisors are and
why they can make sure your getting advanced notices and other
terminals aren't.

Name: conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 27 April 2019

Brothers

Anyone heard why they are cancelling the notices on the rules for the
approved operational devices?  Both those last notices cancelled (101
and 112) covered the rules.  I heard it was because of that reflective
switch tag they were using that sat down too low to the ground and they
were putting it too far back in the switch to trap people. Anyone heard
anything else?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 27 April 2019

We usually have them laying on crew room tables at the beginning of the
month

Name: ??
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 27 April 2019

May

What monthly rule change sheet? Where is this found.

Name: May system bulletin
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 27 April 2019

It was on the monthly rule change sheet that csx puts out. 

Personal electronic devices
Replace operating rule 1001.3
Transportation employees may use personal electronic devices on
locomotives or on the ground when all of the following conditions are
met:
1. Locomotive is stopped
2. No crewmember is performing duties on the ground
3. No person is engaged in the repair, fueling, or other preparation of
the train or locomotive for movement
4. All crewmembers conduct a job briefing and all agree that the use is
safe and will not distract or interfere with the performance of safety
related duties
5. Is utilized by only one crewmember at a time; and
6. If located on the ground, employee must not be closer than 25 feet
from the nearest rail
Notes: a. Device must be powered off and properly stored following use
B. Employees assigned to yard jobs must not have these devices on their
person unless on a break or relieved of responsibility

Name: cond
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 27 April 2019

May system.... 


Where did you hear this latest rumor.  If you think for one moment that
the rules will allow you to play games on your phone or text your
dreaming.  If it does happen it will have restrictions like the UP
rules. They have been modeling their rules like the UP for the last
year.
  
UP RULE:
In the cab of a locomotive while stopped or when in a crew room or
other designated location for voice communications, texting or to
update railroad rules, special instructions, timetables, directives or
other company provided electronic documents. An electronic device may
be used for other purposes, including accessing the internet for
personal use when:
all job related duties have been completed
ALL ASSIGNED ONLINE TRAINING ITEMS HAVE BEEN COMPLETED
All broadcast messages contained in MY UP portal have been read and
acknowledged.

Now see how strict the rules are for them.
Bet you bottom dollar if you don't have your pods done for the year
you cant be on the phone. Even if your birthday date allows you to get
them done later in the year.  
Lets see how this pans out!

Name: REALLY??
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 27 April 2019

Karma


 I had a smart mouth yard master ask me that same question one day . I
asked him why. Then he asked me if I knew the speed in the yard. I then
asked him if he was serious and  then I quoted all the speeds in the
yard in various locations. He started yelling at me and wanted to know
if I was having a problem and why was I going so slow.  I could only
see 3 cars lengths at a time and I also was in a blind curve.

I then very calmly stated to him that I was operating under rule 300.4
looking out for broken rail and obstructions and needed to be able to
stop in half the range of vision not exceeding 10 mph.  I did not hear
another word out of him.  I was later told that a TM was talking about
me behind my back and said that I was a smart mouth and I was pushing
the wrong buttons.  I called the FRA the next day and spoke to the
operating rules inspector.

His exact words were.  You have every right to follow the rules as
stated in the operating rules book which does not say anywhere in them
that it is mandatory to run track speed any where on the system. It is
your right as an engineer to take the safest course of action when
running your train. If you are harassed like this again do not hesitate
to call me back and we will begin the process of getting the supervisors
straightened out!

Too many people whine about being pushed and rushed out without being
able to go over their bulletins.  If they have to bring them to you
before your train leaves because you couldn't print them out in the
terminal and you have to sit on your train and read them, then so be
it. It doesn't matter if your read them in the building or on your
train. You will depart at the same damn time. 20 minutes in the
building or 20 minutes In the cab doesn't make it any different. What
is happening here is management is being told to get us out of those
buildings. We are not to be sitting at the tables waiting. That's why
they put uncomfortable tables and reduced the chairs. The idiots
thought we would take our paperwork with us and read everything on the
power. The cameras are being viewed and they aren't happy with the
amount of people who are still in the crews rooms 10 minutes after they
are on duty. They know it takes time to print out new system bulletins
when they are issued. they know you have to wait on work orders and
dispatcher bulletins. They aren't Morons.
If you want to make a point give them what they want. When they tell
you to get out before you get your paperwork and they will bring it to
you then do it. Make them bring you everything. Take what ever time you
need to go over them per rules and FRA laws.  You are not to occupy any
main line until you have your system and dispatcher bulletins in hand
and you have fully reviewed them and had a job briefing with other crew
members.  DO NOT KNOCK DOWN A CP POINT LEAVING ANY YARD WHILE YOU ARE
DOUBLING UP JUST TO MAKE IT LOOK LIKE YOU HAVE DEPARTED THE TERMINAL
EVEN IF YOU WILL GET JUST ONE SET OF TRUCKS ON THE MAIN LINE! It does
not matter if you are in terminal limits. The main line is the main
line. PERIOD.  You have rules that state you will have a job briefing
with the dispatcher and answer several questions  BEFORE OCCUPYING ANY
MAIN LINE. Several TM are forcing crews to knock down departing CP
signals without the job briefing first.  Where does it say in the rule
that all Main line tracks in terminal limits are exempt.  It doesn't!
Grow some balls. You didn't write these rules. The company did. Let
them threaten you. Let them run off at the mouth and order you to
violate written rules.  You will win hands down in any arbitration
hearing and the FRA has to stand with you. If any supervisor is that
stupid and ignorant then you should be taking him on anyway.

Name: What's the story? 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 27 April 2019

Anyone heard any details about the supposed new attendance policy?

Name: May system bulletin
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 27 April 2019

The company is giving us back our phone privileges when stopped,
starting May 1st. They love us again. Thanks Uncle Foote! Look for it
in your bulletins next week

Name: Selkirk
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 26 April 2019

Company has 20 openings for conductors at Selkirk location.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 26 April 2019

Again:
It is what it is - name a company that has big money investors\stock
holders and is controlled by a board that's committed to them -- 
that is employee friendly.

Name: Operating ratio
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 25 April 2019

CSX is striving for the lowest operating ratio in the rr industry. They
will take the man power down to next to nothing , to achieve there
ratio number. Then take it down even more and they will make you run.
Just like they did at cp cn. Then when they canít do any better, they
will sell there shares. With this regime it is all about the
shareholders. Nothing else matters. Cp stock was 70.00 when Hh took
over. Today $302.00 a share CSX will never hit that number because of
track layout. But my guess is they will shot for $90.00 number and will
cut and cut till they get there. Empty equipment that are bad order they
will just put in storage etc. It only has to make sense to Foote and
friends no one else. You will not see any changes till Foote is long
gone from CSX.

Name: Huntington
E-mail: 
Employed as: Engine repair, for 10-20 years
Posted: 25 April 2019

Might be safe now till the contract runs out lol why haven't they been
hiring replacements that retired and now Russell's gone no need for
you all..

Name: Tired
E-mail: Kydixie1@protonmail.com
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years
Posted: 25 April 2019

It's been a major at NS, same as red block.  Hell we had a guy get a
major and dismissed over 4mph when rear end of train rolled in and hit
him.. Both conductor and engineer were fired because ptc brought them
to a stop.  They say conductor should dump train at 2 over even tho PTC
will bring it to a safe stop, conductor should dump it and risk
derailment.... Makes sense, just a reason to handle guys.  PTC is a
good tool but they use it for discipline.  Anything PTC related is a
major.. On approaches once you get to 30 you  can't get back over 30
or PTC will stop your train thinking you lost control even if your 2
miles from signal, we have several guys out for that alone.  I know you
guys in Cincinnati don't run it yet so be prepared when it comes if
they treat it like NS does.

Name: Karma
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 25 April 2019

System Notice came out today making it a Major Offense if you strike a
Banner.  WTF is a matter with these clowns. They wanna rush crews out
the door in 10 minutes or less, to hell with reading all your paperwork
and looking to see is there are any new System or Subdivision bulletins
or Notices, and if so print them out and read them. Constant threats
from Mgmt. to hurry up or they are gonna charge you with not working
efficiently. So that is it, hurry up and knock down the signal or go at
a safe speed that allows the crew to stop short of a Banner Test with a
200+ car train around a blind curve. I had a T.M. ask me over the radio
the other day why was I going so slow. He says I wasn't authorized to
slow down and I needed to run track speed. I was running 8 mph in a
yard track with 193 cars, just over 18,400 tons around a blind sharp
curve. These managers are so stupid.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 25 April 2019

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Engine repair, for 1-10 years
Posted: 22 April 2019

Huntington shop might have a chance now. Lots of work going there now.




ONLY UNTIL YOUR CURRENT SHOP CONTRACT RUNS OUT! THEN IT'S GOODBYE!
LUCK THE DOORS, ALL DONATED TO STATE OF WV AS THE NEW C&O WEST VIRGINIA
RAILWAY MUSEUM,

Name: Tired
E-mail: Kydixie1@protonmail.com
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years
Posted: 25 April 2019

Agreed 100%.. Noone wants to stick together to make a difference,
everyone acts like they do until the time comes then they are asked to
step up for a hotshot or going out of the way to help the place that is
trying to take everything from us.  They lay guys off and the same night
they are calling us to stepup because they don't have guys.. And people
step up!

Name: No resistance 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 25 April 2019

Started rr 36 years ago we fought for what people have today. I have
witness over the years how they are taking it all back, with no
resistance. Itís like taking candy from a baby, no one wants to be
involve. No pressure put on union reps. Reps. Scared to give any
direction to the membership because they are scared some really
cozy!The company has no fear and just do as they please these days!

Name: Tired
E-mail: Kydixie1@protonmail.com
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 10-20 years
Posted: 24 April 2019

When they go out of they're way to treat us like shit to make our lives
miserable and break the contracts we negotiated and agreed to regularly
then we have the right to bitch and complain.  We all know if we don't
do what they want they bitch and complain by punishing us.  It's the
"quit whining and bitching attitude" that put us in this position to
begin with. History has shown if you treat people like shit they
revolt, and the reason we can't get change is because of the ones that
say " they can do that" or "your just being a whiny railroader". 
I'm not familiar with this site but it sure sounds like officials on
here responding in some post.

Name: Tired
E-mail: Kydixie1@protonmail.com
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years
Posted: 24 April 2019

Lol.... It's fucking rough in here

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 24 April 2019

It won't be long now CSX will have a new more restrictive attendance
policy.   We had a favorable ruling under caps.    Those bitches are
working double time trying to put together a new policy.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 24 April 2019

It is what it is.   Doubtful if there's such a thing, or ever will be,
a company that is basically controlled by big money being employee
friendly.   Again, way it is.  

It is true that some co-workers make stuff worse.... those people ought
to be assigned to ditch digging and out-house cleanup.  

Try your best to do what's necessary and not get hurt.  Safety First.

Name: Rr life
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 24 April 2019

Does not matter what rr you work for in North America,bitching gossip
and rumours is part of the job. That will never change people thrive on
it!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 24 April 2019

Quit then! Bitch Bitch and Bitch! Nobody is forcing you to stay or
anyone else that is unhappy. Jesus it gets old listening to a bunch of
cry babies. Bitching and whining makes it more miserable than anything.
 Walk in any crew room constant bitching. Please do everyone a favor and
quit.  Guys/girls like this make no effort to make it better. They
usually have no positive input and usually have complained so long they
can't even begin to change.

Name: Circus 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 24 April 2019

I got news for you clowns. If you are employed by a Railroad, then they
own you and your family. Period. They want to own 100 % of your life.
Vacation time that youíve earned is theirs. They set caps, you get
sick, better not be on their time. You need to want to get sick on your
off days. And for the NS RR. Welcome to the club. Csx has been beating
us for a few years now. Come work for this company, youíll see what
HELL is really like.

Name: Union
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 23 April 2019

Ya the only way you have cozy job now days, if you work for the
Goverment. You make top wages and have a title and do very little. Itís
called the gravy train like winning the lotto!!!

Name: Tired
E-mail: Kydixie1@protonmail.com
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years
Posted: 23 April 2019

Thought I'd let you guys know NS new attendance policy....3 days in 90
and 1 of the 3 can only be Fri-Sunday or your handled, they want to
control how and when we get sick now. Ridiculous considering conductor
gets no off days.  I've worked 32 straight, I get restarted in hotel
or deadheaded on 5 starts consistently (imagine that).  We work 6/2 as
conductors but you never see 6 starts.  Someone will come in sick and
get hurt or hurt someone else soon because they are in fear of they're
job being lost.  Railroads are really pushing the limits more and more
and our unions need to get out of the railroads pockets. We all need to
stick together to make change. Hope you all are doing well on CSX and
things get easier for you all aswell.  Stay safe.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Engine repair, for 1-10 years
Posted: 22 April 2019

Huntington shop might have a chance now. Lots of work going there now.

Name: Retired now
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 21 April 2019

Your right divorced first wife got fat and ugly nothing could change
that. O n wife two life is good so far. ie when a lot of women are
board they eat! Keep them active. Lol

Name: Out on parole
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 21 April 2019

Parole, don't jump to conclusions I do have a family which I was able
to keep in spite of the railroad I had health insurance before I got to
the railroad and I got it now it's not the only place to get it
Working and CSX sux is not conclusive to a family man I would assume
when you say you retired that you're riding solo as the divorce rates
at the railroad that my terminal were 35 to 40% well above the normal
I'm sure

Name: The Yardmaster Oooovvver
E-mail: 
Employed as: Yard Master, for 20-30 years
Posted: 20 April 2019

Enjoy your day! OOOOVVEERRRRR

Name: Happy easter
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 19 April 2019

For Christian families enjoy your turkey supper. And for Muslim families
enjoy your pork roast or turkey ?Be safe out there! Not sure is it hala
pork?

Name: To out on parole
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 19 April 2019

Parole Iím sure you ride solo, some have a family counting on them. Some
guys or gals donít have the option to walk away they have a family to
support. Before I ever quit a job I had one to go to. Good luck parole
with your ventures!

Name: Out on parole
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 19 April 2019

Parole.....try replacing pay check?  Well i have maybe not nickel for
nickel and maybe I don't have the same health coverage but I sure as
hell got a much better life and in the end you can have all the money
you want if you have a shity life what the hell is the point

Name: cond
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 18 April 2019

Vanderbuilt


Nice try on deflecting....  Jesus!

Name: Cornelius Vanderbilt
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 18 April 2019

1st quarter net earnings are 834 million.
Thats a clear sign things are being managed right.

Name: MYGOD
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 18 April 2019

THISSUCKS!!!

Is anyone else just sick of this DP power and all the horse shit that
is going on with it.  Every time you turn around you get some damn
bulletin about don't do this and don't do that.  Now this latest one
with the rules that if your on undulating grade you put up the fence
but put it in dynamic before you start. Then release the brakes and
blah blah blah... what the hell happened to the knock down mode if your
independent is applied when your using the dynamics. How can you even
use it when the brakes are applied.  I just don't get this crap. I
hear engineer after engineer say how much they love this shit because
it gives them a smother ride. Well guess what brothers. It aint going
to be worth it if you tear up a train because you didn't follow one of
these insane asinine rules you have to know and cant understand a damn
thing about it.  THEY DID NOT COVER THIS CRAP IN THAT TRAINING CLASS IN
THE LITTLE TRAILOR IN THE PARKING LOT. Everyone of you better not make
one move out there without reading the books and every single bulletin
rule and have them in your lap before you take off. All of this is
horseshit. I know damn well most engineers are good enough to run a
damn train without these things.  I can guarantee you I will be ripping
one apart before its over because I will be screwing something up they
have written that I either missed or just don't understand.  This
sucks..   Im so ready to take a job with a shortline! Just give me an
damn old fashioned train and leave me the hell alone!

Name: legal
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 17 April 2019

Birmingham

If this man is making videos of fellow employees and using that
information to have them reprimanded or fired and the company knows
about this you can open a very big can of worms. First, if you can
prove this it needs to be reported to the manager of the hotel that you
are staying in. Who is to say that this person is not taping other
occupants of the hotel that do not work for CSX.  This man's behavior
is no different than stalking. You should also inform corporate lodging
that this is happening and that you do not feel comfortable staying in
the same hotel. You must report his behavior to your ethics committee.
If you can not catch him in action then you must be able to prove that
he in deed is the one who is doing the video taping. CSX is regulated
by a Federal Agency. They are not under their complete control. CSX is
privately owned. They must  follow all Federal, State and Local laws
and regulations. If they willingly allow an employee to violate your
rights of privacy and allow an employee to stalk other employees in
order to entrap them then they are in gross negligence of the law. You
must be able to prove that this employee is the one who is doing the
actual taping and submitting the footage. If you have that proof then
you can take your case outside of CSX and retain your own legal
counsel. It does not matter if you are staying in a hotel or other
lodging that is provided for by CSX. This employee is violating laws
outside of your bargaining agreements and under State laws you have a
right to request protection from harassment while staying in your
lodging. I am confident in stating that you do not have any language in
your bargaining agreement or your contract with CSX that states in order
to be employed by CSX you must agree to be video taped in any lodging
provided by the company by a fellow employee or fellow officer. This is
not the same as your agreement on video cameras in the cab of your
locomotives. Csx will have to come forward and defend their actions if
they have not addressed this situation as you have claimed. I would
think this employee would use common sense and step down from his
behavior if he knows the cat has been let out of the bag. If he has
been recruited by the company to commit this behavior then they are
just as negligent as the employee and can be held accountable and
charged with violations of any applicable laws.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 16 April 2019

How to File a Complaint

The U.S. Department of LaborĀfs Wage and Hour Division (WHD) is
responsible for administering and enforcing the Family and Medical
Leave Act for most employees. If you have questions, or you think that
your rights under the FMLA may have been violated, you can contact WHD
at 1-866-487-9243. You will be directed to the WHD office nearest you
for assistance. There are over 200 WHD offices throughout the country
staffed with trained professionals to help you. The information below
is useful when filing a complaint with WHD: 
Ā° your name 
Ā° your address and phone number (how you can be contacted) 
Ā° the name of the company where you work or worked
Ā° location of the company (this may be different than the actual job
site where you worked) 
Ā° phone number of the company 
Ā° manager or ownerĀfs name 
Ā° the circumstances of your FMLA request and your employerĀfs response


Your employer is prohibited from interfering with, restraining, or
denying the exercise of FMLA rights, retaliating against you for filing
a complaint and cooperating with the Wage and Hour Division, or bringing
a private action to court. You should contact the Wage and Hour Division
immediately if your employer retaliates against you for engaging in any
of these legally protected activities.

Name: Bad apple
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 16 April 2019

Iíve dealt with problem people like this in the past. They keep getting
away with everything, and it gives them a feeling they can do as they
please. But one day they just go to far, and they end up in the lime
light and self destruct. You know the saying give them enough rope and
they will hang them selfís. This is so true!

Name: Ethics
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years
Posted: 16 April 2019

Yardmaster  

Your a liar.  All it would take is one phone call to the ethics
committee about this behavior and this man would be on the street. If
you know about it then others do. If you know and haven't reported it
your just as guilty. Don't believe this is happening. You put his name
out here for all to see so let's see how this goes down now. You got a
grudge against this guy you just brought on the crap.

Name: Solutions 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 16 April 2019

When you have the chance at the hotel. Have a blanket party for this
piece of shit. The more boots the better.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Yard Master, for 10-20 years
Posted: 16 April 2019

I am going to bring some light on a situation that is happened in
Birmingham Al. He has been behind getting a few workers fired here and
in a lot of trouble. All need to share it because the company does not
seem to care enough to put a stop to it.  An employee at the Birmingham
 known as Michael Cade Breasseale has a problem videoing his fellow
coworkers in the hotel rooms and on the job. He then shares the video
he has made on his phone with other coworkers to make fun and "fit
in". He and his buddies makes fun of any of you coworkers that
stutters or has any kind of abnormality at all or another color than
himself. Csx is aware and allows this. This really shows how immature
you guys can be.  He represents CSX.  He represents you workers.  He
has no problem downing the company as most of you do.  People like Cade
are snitches, they portrait themselves as your buddy while finding out
on you and running and telling to make himself look good.  He likes to
stir crap between everyone texting and spreading gossip.  If you work
along side M Cade Breasseale in Mobile, Montgomery, or Nashville, be
alert and aware-he is going to video you and send it to a fellow named
Mike Stone (partner in his crime and one of his union buddies that will
snitch you out) If you are in a hotel room please for God sake make sure
your windows..blinds, peep hole and all are where he cant look in on
you. There is a question as to if he is gay or not, why else would he
like to video you guys.  He posts on gay porn websites. Stir clear of
this psycho he is nothing but trouble. He has a problem stalker his
victims and will go as far as following them around on boards and lying
about his placement.  A liability waiting to happen.  Protect yourself
from him!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 16 April 2019

Another fatality involving remote control locomotives!!      When will
the FRA
Put a stop to all the non sense.

Name: loco
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 16 April 2019

Brothers


Please take some time to bow your heads and say a prayer for the lost
brother and those who work out there everyday in this horrible
environment.  Its a shame that they wont lower the flags for just one
day for a lost brother. They wanted them lowered for the evil HH but
not one day for the backbone that makes this railroad run. God bless
his soul. May he rest in peace and his family find comfort to get them
through this awful time.

Name: To parole
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 16 April 2019

I retired from th rr life is good now. If I would of quit when things
got tough, I would not be enjoying the life I have today. Itís easy to
quit, try replacing the pay checks. There is so much cheap labour out
there and more coming into country everyday to low ball you. Choice is
yours!

Name: Out on parole
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 16 April 2019

Csx ssssssuuuuuucccckkkksss!
Im sure glad i ain't got to play their games any more.
You guy should stop bitching and get out
The money ain't worth it.
You'll be happier and healthier out of that shit HOLE. 
Good luck...

Name: HOPPIN BOB
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for 30+ years
Posted: 15 April 2019

Yes suuu.... CSX suks...and lies...and cheats and steals....and just
down right immoral...
Yes suuu...

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 15 April 2019

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. ó A 24-year employee of CSX Transportation has been
killed in an accident at the Wauhatchie Yards. Allen Lowe was struck by
a train. He was the father of two children

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 15 April 2019

How many Management Factor Failures are there in a day at CSX???

Name: Retired now
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 14 April 2019

I have been retired two years now never been sick since. My thirty five
years as a rr I picked the flu up once a year from some other employee.
They come to work infecting lots. I would get sick and have to take time
off. Once put in hospital, because guys scared to book off. I will of
never recouped the money I lost and others lost because of the flu
virus etc going around. And the person that is sick his mind is not on
safety or the job, he fights just to get threw the day. Many where very
sick and sent home but that was after many where infected. They use to
get pissed off I wore a paper mask when people where sick because they
could not make me out on the radio. 2019 there has to be a better way
moving forward.

Name: rules
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years
Posted: 14 April 2019

Corp


I have been stating the fact that points are a form of discipline on
this site ever since the policy was enacted. The question is why has it
taken so long for the Unions to get something done about it. Any one
with half a brain in their heads knows that the points are nothing more
than an effort to discipline employees  for taking unauthorized days off
such as sick days. They serve no other purpose. Any system that is set
up to put the employee in the position of possibly losing their job in
nothing more than a system of discipline. A person who is sick and goes
to a doctor, pays a co pay out of their pocket, misses a day of work and
loses money  should not be disciplined for doing so. A person who comes
to work sick is a liability. They may also infect others that they work
with and that may result in more employees having to miss work. Their
attention span is limited and their ability to work safely can be
jeopardized. The big question is how should the company handle
situations of employees taking a sick day who do not see any type of
physician. No proof of a co pay or slip for the visit will pose a
problem for them. Not everyone needs to see a doctor every time they
are sick. A 24 hour bug or sinusitis, etc. doesn't always require a
trip to the doctor and forking out money to do so.  It will be
interesting to see how this pans out.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years
Posted: 14 April 2019

Dear Sirs and Brothers,

 

Iím happy to report that our dispute with the Carrier over the Crew
Availability Points System (CAPS) was a success for us in arbitration.
The National Railroad Adjustment Board First Division ruled in our
favor by validating that CAPS violates our contractual due process
rights under B&O Agreement Rule 17. In short, an employee has the right
to dispute CAPS points through the investigation process if they so
choose. The five lead cases and Awards are attached for your reference
and file.

 

The core part of the Awards state as follows:

 

ďThe core issue is whether points assessed pursuant to the CAPS policy
are non-disciplinary in nature, and merely serve as notations for the
employeeís accounting or attendance tracking purposes. On this record,
the Board determines that the claim is arbitral as encompassed within
the scope of the CBA. The reasoning is that the points are not simply
notational or a minor accounting task, but rather a complex system that
serves to progress the employee along a path to formal discipline. Here,
points are a form of formal discipline.

 

The Board determines that the CAPS program plainly violates Rule 17 and
the just cause provision of the CBA and is therefore invalid. Errors in
the assessment or calculation of points by the Carrier may occur under
CAPS without clear redress. Based on this finding, the second and third
issues are moot.

The Claimantís claim is granted. The points are to be removed from the
Claimantís record.Ē

 

As a result, this office sent a formal notification to the Carrier to
discuss the CAPS cases that remain in abeyance, and discuss the records
of employees who were deprived of their due process since the inception
of the Policy. Although the Awards will not technically be effective
until thirty (30) days after the Awards were adopted, weíve advised the
Carrier to make preparations to broadcast an employee notice prior to
March 31, 2019, informing NMAD employees, under the jurisdiction of the
B&O Schedule Agreement, of their right to a fair and impartial hearing
in accordance with Rule 17 unless of course they opt for the waiver.

 

That being said, should an employee chose to dispute assessed CAPS
points, they should continue to submit a grievance with the Local
Chairperson until additional instructions are distributed from this
office. On a side note; it is possible that the Carrier will scrap the
entire CAPS policy. Therefore, do not be surprised if a new
Availability Policy is released in the near future.

Name: cond
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 14 April 2019

brothers


Reasons for the misleading rules? To rush things and leave a loop hole
to put the blame back on the crew. Nothing more. Ethical values out the
door. Karma is a bi...

Name: kyle
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 14 April 2019

ABout these HBD detectors do not trust them esp with roller bearing
cars, do your check as required and if you see nothing wrong do 1 other
thing, do a roll by as if a bearing is bad you will HEAR it, know a cond
who tripped off 2 hbd,s and found nothing so went on his way 3rd time
was a charm when the train went into the hole and piled up 40 cars and
that's what they found a burned off roller bearing, they fired the
crew of course.

Name: Supervisor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 13 April 2019

I worked with a supervisor for years, that was very clever. He had a
talent to talk out of both sides of his mouth. He would talk to the men
as if to be concerned and on there side, and was protecting everyone
from the big bad wolf. And when he talked to his bosses he would give
them the feeling he was ruling with an iron fist, protecting the
company from the big bad union. Us older guys seen the game he played,
he new we new. But it worked out very well for him playing both sides
till he retired. Lol

Name: seenit
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 13 April 2019

Gossip life


What you failed to post was that the gossip life works both ways.
Management is just as guilty as any field employee.  I cant count on my
fingers and toes the amount of times a supervisor has stood right in
front of a room full of crew members and started spouting off new rules
and procedures that are in effect that were never ever put in writing.
They will twist words and manipulate rules to suit their means at the
very moment. Then they will change procedures in the yards without
putting anything out in writing and posting it in the terminals. They
are now saying they don't want to be paper supervisors. They want to
be one on one. This is total bullshit. I have personally seen them use
this tactic to head hunt a specific person they don't like. Bust them
on a yard rule that was started by word of mouth. Of course they cant
win because they know its unethical as hell and rumors don't make
rules for the whole. They repeat rumors on a regular basis as to what
yards will be closing and this job is going away or that job is going
away and send everyone in a feeding frenzy. No one knows where they
will land if and when the change actually happens.  The whole business
is a rumor mill.  It starts right at the very top in the corporate
offices. It will never stop. Why? Because this mentality works in order
to keep the door open for manipulation of rules and regulations. It
instills fear in those with no seniority. Most are afraid to miss a
days work because they aren't sure if they will have a place to work
at the end of the day.  This isn't a railroad. Its a circus. Its a
business run by a wolf in sheep's clothing.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 13 April 2019

You should really research before you post.  Average of a week to week
and a half to see doctor no matter what.  Average of 4 to 6 weeks to
get a surgery.  You can try and praise their insurance but it is not
great by any means.

Name: Railroad jobs
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 13 April 2019

Medical free in Canada , I stand corrected! You pay a small monthly
priemium for insurance threw your employer. For dental etc. And you can
go to your doctor threw appointment. Medical paid threw your taxes.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 12 April 2019

In 2017, the average unattached (single) individual, earning an average
income of $44,674, will pay approximately $4,596 for public health care
insurance. An average Canadian family consisting of two adults and two
children (earning approximately $127,814) will pay about $12,057 for
public health care insurance.There is no need for the person who
accesses healthcare to be involved in billing and reclaim at all. ...
The Canada Health Act does not cover prescription drugs, home care or
long-term care or dental care, which means most Canadians rely on
private insurance from their employers or the government to pay for
those costs.Ninety-three per cent of us have a doctor we go to when
we're feeling sick, though. Canadians visit the emergency department
more than other countries Ė and we wait longer, too: It takes about
four hours of waiting to see a doctor when you're at the emergency
department.

Again what were you saying about health care in Canada?

Name: Bonuses
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 12 April 2019

CSX stock buy back, putting blame on fellow employees so you can hate
them for not getting your bonus. The brass at the top just added money
to there pay packages. Your a lifer at CSX if you donít get fired or
quit. Ceo top guys are not. There goal is to leave CSX with as much
money as possible in the shortest time. Itís all planned, they did this
at other rr that Hh was ceo at. These guys at the top can steal venom
from a snake.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Yard Master, for 1-10 years
Posted: 12 April 2019

Safety first means nothing to this company they are taking managements 
bonuses away if someone is hurt. Tell me how that is right ?also we
have train masters that think itís a joke they right people up and then
drive through the yard like a raging maniac at 40 mph but thatís  ok so
we are at a state and time of the hell with union employees we will
make you follow the rules and we will do what we want . Letís see hire
the military folks they all worked as one NOT once hired here they say
f the working folks that just want to do their jobs and they laugh and
joke about how they write people up do not work here

Name: Gossip life
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 12 April 2019

Being a railroader itís rumours and gossip because you have no life.
Majority thrive on gossip rumours and bs stories. Been there done that
it will never change.

Name: Railroad jobs
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 12 April 2019

Hundreds of railroad jobs in Canada, all trades all areas of the
country. Free medical care.  Very  low crime great place to raise a
family. An option for layed off people!

Name: Sad Harry
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 12 April 2019

Frontier Buffalo terminal is next to go boys going to just be a whistle
post before we know it feel bad for all my brothers going through these
shit times with this company

Name: Conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 30+ years
Posted: 11 April 2019

Years ago a train was hit by scanner, the conductor inspected the train
found nothing. Got on train pulled 37 car derailment. A wheel had come
loose on the axle spun on the axle generating heat. But if you looked
at it you could not see anything wrong. But when train pulled again the
wheel plate broke putting the train on the ground. Iíve been a carman
for a long time. And there is no way the conductor could of detected
this problem. But he did his job and was not blamed.

Name: conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 11 April 2019

conductor/new guy

Rules were written in a manner to protect the company not the employee.
It doesn't get any simpler than that. If they can find another rule in
the book to use against you to shift blame its going to happen. That's
why you better learn them and find the loop holes.

You hit a detector that gives you 3 hits and one is 90 cars deep. Half
way back the dispatcher comes on and informs both of you that there
were no more defects detected by the new and improved supper defect
detector and if you dont find anything wrong with the three cars you
can come back to the head end and take off. So you get to the last one
and all is cool so you head back, board and leave. 10 miles down the
road....POOF!!!! Emergency, emergency. L123 is in  emergency. When you
find the car that is on the ground with a hot wheel and broken along
with the rail rolled and the car tipping over with 3 other cars you
realize they are right behind the last car you inspected. 

Flash forward to your investigation and charges of neglect of duties
and failure to follow the rules as written in your operating rules
book.

Mr Investigator....why didn't you follow the rule that says if you
DIDNT FIND anything wrong you would inspect the next 20 axles behind
your last reported car? (4304.2)

Moron conductor..... because the dispatcher said there were no other
reported defects and I did not have to. Besides it says in the rules
that I don't have to do any further inspections.

Mr Investigator.... what rule would that be? 

Moron conductor....Rule 4303.4. The section on getting 3 hits. Section
3 paragraph A.

Mr. investigator.... What about rule 4304.2 that is still in effect and
has not been removed or cancelled.  The dispatcher told you if you
didn't find anything wrong with the 3 cars reported you could come
back to the head end. Did the dispatcher instruct you to ignore the
other pertinent rules

Moron conductor.....What?  I followed the instructions the dispatcher
gave me.

Mr. Investigator....So what you are claiming is the  dispatcher 
instructed you to follow only half the rules that are in effect for the
situation you were in. I'm going to assume you knew about the other
rule that is in effect and chose to ignore it. Were you afraid to call
the dispatcher out on it? Do you not know how to use a good faith
challenge or was it just easier to go back to the head end without
following all the rules and procedures for this incident. 

Moron conductor..... Listen pal, I did as I was instructed. Its not my
fault that your new detectors didn't catch that other hot car. Its not
my fault the cars derailed.

Mr. Investigator.... Yes it is. If you would have followed the other
half of the written rules that pertain to this situation at hand and
informed the dispatchers you would be following them you would have
found that hot wheel and all of this could have been prevented. There
fore you are being charged as follows....

30 days in the clank with plenty of time to find all the gray areas and
contradictions of the rules....HA!HA!HA!

Name: conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 11 April 2019

checkers... what the hell is remarshald

and who said a thing about having a reefer against anything. Where do
you people come from.  Stick with the topics and if you don't know the
proper terms go study.

Name: Dangerous
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 10 April 2019

So your saying it does not matter having a running reefer, next to a
dangerous flammable. You better read your rule books again. Just tie on
and go.

Name: Checkers
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 10 April 2019

The conductor is responsible for the train. Before they depart he should
get crew cab drive the train or walk the train. If the train run is not
in proper order, the train should be remarshald and new paper work is
required. The conductor should do his due diligence !

Name: Inquiry 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 10 April 2019

If someone was injured or killed, there would be inquiry. Then the
company and employees involved would be hung out to dry. Tm should walk
the train and confirm cars in run.

Name: Good Job Everybody 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Yard Master, for 20-30 years
Posted: 10 April 2019

Because at RoseLake thatís what we do here.

Name: curious
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 10 April 2019

conductor crews

If a train leaves a yard with cars they don't know about and they turn
out to be very dangerous chemicals and the train wrecks before it can go
over another one of your car readers, who will be held accountable if
the chemical kills or hurt someone or even kill one of the crew
members. What is emergency personnel show up and don't know about the
cars. If someone dies then someone could be charged with manslaughter.
Could the crew members who don't say anything to the yard boss about
the car reading being wrong when leaving be charged. I would think they
couldn't because the company has to know its wrong and everyone ignores
it.  This sounds like a serious problem. I would never live within a
hundred miles of a train track. Are all railroads like this

Name: conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 10 April 2019

Conductor

Are you talking about the detector at roselake yard that gives you an
axle count that's always off by at least 25 and sometimes over a
hundred? I was told they have known about that thing for ever and no
one cares. That's why so many trains leave out of there with extra
cars that no one catches because everyone just ignores it. The next
detector is way out of the yard and out on single track. This way they
can get cars out and not worry about having to stop and identify them.
Can you imagine how late trains would be leaving the yards if they had
to stop and find out what they really have in their train. This is why
they don't fix it.

Name: Brakestick
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 09 April 2019

Today is April 9th and CSX still sucks!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Engine repair, for 1-10 years
Posted: 09 April 2019

Watch out Huntington Locomotive Shop. You guys are next!!

Name: conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 09 April 2019

CSX


Why don't you just use common sense and simplify the rule. If you get
a hit and cant find anything wrong with the car then check 5 cars in
front of and behind it. Real simple. We all know detectors are off all
the time. Give bad axle counts every single day. So if you cant find
anything wrong with the car check a few more and that's the end of it.
 If you do then do as you need to per the rules. Why do you have to
write things so complicated. We know your so called new and smarter
detectors are supposed to pick up hot wheels and other stuff but we all
also know they aren't perfect. far from it. How about going to roselake
yard in the great lakes division and fixing the one right outside the
yard that has been wrong for over 2 years now!

Name: Wtf
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 09 April 2019

Heat stick 

Who asked about a temple stick? Who said anything about identifying a
problem with a car. Man, no wonder new guys are so confused. How's a
heat stick gonna get the boys question answered.

Name: Temp stick
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 09 April 2019

https://markal.com/collections/temperature-indicating-sticks

Name: Heat stick
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 09 April 2019

If you have a carman buddy ask him to get you a heat stick. It is the
size of a pen with a compound that is used for checking hot bearing.
You hold it to the bearing and if it melts it is a bad order if it does
not melt it ok. Take guessing out of it.

Name: Rules
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years
Posted: 09 April 2019

conductor NA

Your not helping. The new employee never posted anything that even
remotely insinuated that he was lazy. The problem he has is with the
LANGUAGE of the rules. If he is new then he has no idea what he is in
for. They write rules left and right and then leave conflicting rules
in the book that are related to the same task but never combine them.
His question is a good one.  The language says just what he said. It
says if you get a hit of 3 or more defects and the dispatcher cant give
you info on the rest of the train you must INSPECT EACH AXLE BEHIND THE
LAST DEFECT REPORTED. What part of that don't you understand. He
should talk to a TM and get a straight answer. HOW MANY!  If you have a
124 car train and get 3 hits and the last one is 50 deep does the
wording of the rule mean just inspect the next axle on both sides
behind it or the rest of your train. 

When HH took over he cut corners and changed rules to speed things up.
Safety went out the door. The new language in the newest rule(4303.4)
in regards to getting 3 or more hits says if the dispatcher can get
info from the powers to be in that famous back room that says there are
no more defects reported in the rest of your train YOU ARE NOT REQUIRED
TO DO ADDITIONAL INSPECTION OF YOUR TRAIN!!! So why would you walk and
inspect another 20 axles if you don't find a problem and you are told
by the dispatcher and that particular rule you don't have to.
The problem here is when they came up with this bright idea they did
not go back into the operating rules book and remove the still existing
rule #4304.2 that says you will inspect 20 axles before and after a
reported axle IF YOU DONT FIND ANYTHING WRONG WITH THE REPORTED AXLES
and you were going at a speed above 8 mph. This rule doesn't even say
a thing about the number of hits! Could be 1 or could be 10.  Now if
you cant understand why this is a problem for new employees who don't
get it yet on how this company operates then you have no business
giving advice. 
Now go get your rule book out and look at the procedure(rule 4303.4)
for getting hit on 3 or more axles. Look at the 3 different procedures.
Then go to page 6-4 and look at the very first block in the chart for
rule 4304.2
Score....CSX 1.....New guy 0!  Welcome to the rule book!

Name: Hot box
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 30+ years
Posted: 09 April 2019

If you get hit by scanner, and your walking train a damaged hot bearing
if bad will be white hot you will smell the burnt grease and can feel
the heat from not touching the bearing. On some wheel sets the adapter
that sits on top of the bearing will be hot all so some wheel bearing
adapter had a stink bomb built into them. When they got a certain
tempature you could smell the stink bomb. Donít mistake a sticky brake
for hot bearing.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 08 April 2019

Stock price is up...! Thats a good thing.

Name: Rule
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 08 April 2019

Go to suspect car have a smoke put your feet up for an hour, then head
back to the head end all is well.

Name: New guy
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 08 April 2019

Question about rule 

If you get hit with 3 defects and per rule chart 4303.4 the dispatcher
can't give you any further info it says you must inspect each axle
behind the last defect reported.  Does this mean just the next axle or
does that mean every car behind the last reported axle? 

I've had several old heads tell me that the company messed up again
and left 2 rules in the book that conflict each other.
The rule chart 4304.2 was never annulled and is effective till they
remove it.  It says if defect is not found and you were going over 8mph
then you inspect 20 axles before and after reported defect. 
I was guessing if you just got one or two you do the 20 rule. If you
got 3 or more you use the 4303.4 rule.  WTH....so how many cars would
be each axle behind the last defect? One car or the rest of the train.
Crap! What if you had 40 cars behind the last one.

Name: Stock
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 08 April 2019

After announcements of shop closers and layoffs, stock climbs almost 4 
bucks. That is the game plan. Real low operating ratio high stock
value, I expect lots more yet to come.

Name: AOC clown
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 07 April 2019

I think 2020 election is very important to the workers of America. Trump
is trying to bring jobs back from overseas. It is good for the country
as a whole. AOC and the politicians like her is a total joke. When I
see her on the news , itís like watching Saturday night life. Anyone of
sound  mind canít take people like aoc for real, a total joke. It shows
how stupid people are to elect a nut bar like aoc the rest of her gain
not any better. Just my view.

Name: union
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 07 April 2019

union memebers

Last poster is right. But if your legislative rep is being told to
support a political party that you don't support  then you can order
them to stop taking that portion out of your dues. Legislative reps
should only be dealing with bills or federal laws that are or are not
beneficial to the entire membership as a whole.

Now... how about an answer for the guy wanting to know why the new
bulletins don't say a thing about what the latest division timetable
should be.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 07 April 2019

Again: Union dues cannot be used for campaign contributions.  
Look it up.  
A of portion dues may be dedicated to support a union's legislative
department.   However, any monies given to support a political
candidate's campaign MUST come from funds donated voluntarily by
members for that purpose.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 07 April 2019

Union dues cannot be used for political purposes.
Any donations from unions for such things must come from members'
voluntary contributions, which are in addition to dues.
BlePAC, Smart-TD PAC, etc.

Name: Union donations
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 07 April 2019

You say politics is not welcome on this sight, because it is not rr
related. Well I feel that it is, because your unions are taking your
dues and making campaign donations to canadates that are detrimental to
you as a rr. Democrats want to flood USA with cheap,cheap labourers.
That is not union friendly in my mind,to bring people in that would do
your job for a fraction of your wages. They just put them on the fast
track to be trained, and willing to do your job at any cost just to get
there foot in the door. Iíve witnessed this in other industries and the
end result is not pretty for the person trying to make a living wage.
Support candidates that are in your corner. If you donít try and
protect your way of life no one is going to do it for you.

Name: conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 07 April 2019

Hey Rules!!!


I looked through all those new reissues of system bulletins. I cant
find anything that states what the latest subdivision timetables are or
the dates of the latest issues.  Is it supposed to be in the cover page
of the operating rules issues or with the subdivision bulletins. I
didn't see anything in those either. What is the protocol so all the
new guys who just marked up can keep up with what's going on?

Name: The future
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 07 April 2019

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=KNCv9TIlrgg

Name: Berrney
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 06 April 2019

And donít forget to vote democrat, Bernie needs cheap labour to maintain
his five houses. Pelosia does not want to talk to fellow Democrats about
her worth of over a 100 million dollars. They donít want you to be a
capitalist, they want you to stay sheepal. But it is ok for themselves
to be capitalists to make there millions. They want to take border
walls down to let the parasites in to take everyoneís jobs. But they
all say they support unions lol. The list goes on these people plant
nonsense in peopleís minds how they are for the little guy just to make
them selfís rich and in control.

Name: Kadaphy 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 06 April 2019

Before kadaphy in Lebanon,died he said the muslims would take over the
west, without lifting a sword. Muslims breed 5 to our 1. They already
are destroying Europe, and now North America. And we elect people that
raise our taxes to pay for them. When there population numbers are
where they want them to be. They take over goverment etc. Sharia law
baby. So donít forget to pay those extra taxes to pay for all these
imagrants that are going to eat your lunch.

Name: Fed up
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 06 April 2019

Paulie hilal is Egyptian. Slightly more understandable now. 7000 workers
gone so a dam middle easterner can make billions. Only in amer.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 06 April 2019

Cond:
The very first letter in the word union is "u".
Curious.  What, if anything, do you do? 
If you've truly been around 10-20 yrs., how do 
you conduct yourself?   Safety First.

Name: Cond
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 06 April 2019

Ape 

Doesn't mean a thing. They've been painting at all the terminals.
Needed to. Looked like crap. People writing on the walls and crap. Just
like on the engines. Bunch of damn kids. As for sticking together hang
it up. Never gonna happen. No one cares because the union's dont. How
many years has the company constantly raped our agreements while the
union just sits back and does notbing. Then come back with some side
letter stating they can DO THAT NOW!  How many claims are settled for
.50 on the dollar.  Same crap just another day.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 06 April 2019

Well they are painting and cleaning up Avon,    You know what that means
another round of the price is right.       Why donít we all stick behind
one another instead of trying to backstab everyone and take this
railroad back!       Guaranteed it can be done!!!   Forget the
shareholders and Wall Street they donít have a clue!!

Name: HOPPIN BOB
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 06 April 2019

No su bos...aint got naw "bad orders" on dis road no sir bos naw form
"A" bos on this here railroad...no sir bos..naw hot boxes or hot
wheels on dis here railroad boss...naw no wash outs on dis railroad
here mr. boss... we naw DARK territories on dis here railroads
boss...we getin yall richer on dis here railroad mr.boss.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 05 April 2019

Yes su boss we getting it done 8 and sand boss yes su

Name: Stock
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 05 April 2019

CSX will sell and cut as much as possible to get stock price up. What
happens in future with CSX is not footes concern. Share holders want
the big pay day. The new ceo will have to find the money to get things
going again, if there is anything left to salvage.

Name: train master
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 10-20 years
Posted: 05 April 2019

Well you'll be out of a job before to Long. missing your organization
trains and coal trains.. I hear you all whining on power calls so STFU
you poser...

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 05 April 2019

Guy's : geez will the whinning and crying ever end ? Just do your
job.!! Get the freight over the Road..

Name: Electrician
E-mail: 
Employed as: Engine repair, for 1-10 years
Posted: 05 April 2019

Shut all the shops down that will keep the trains running. Screw Q's,
fall outs keep running them dead in tow to keep the shop numbers low
keeps out of service low. all trains are delayed can't get power
can't get crews sounds like precision schedule railroading at the
finest.

Name: SMW
E-mail: 
Employed as: Engine repair, for 1-10 years
Posted: 05 April 2019

https://www.wowktv.com/news/kentucky/csx-cuts-113-jobs-in-russell-ky/1902329480

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 05 April 2019

Russell locomotive shop has shut completely down..

Name: To loco
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 04 April 2019

Your not part of brotherhood when you go out of your way, breaking
company policy to help the company out. At a time they are cutting jobs
like crazy, we follow company rules like they, should be followed. Not
risking your job to being fired and helping the company cut more
jobs.once an ass kisser always an ass kisser.