CSX-Sucks!

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: X Futurama Railroader
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 18 October 2019

" Lewis"
Bravo right on brother tell them like it is. He's 100% right that's
why there's a website CSX sucks because it sucks

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 17 October 2019

Lewis shut the hell up you donít work here, get off this shit with your
nonsense gosh damn

Name: Noneya
E-mail: 
Employed as: CSX Customer, for N/A
Posted: 17 October 2019

If you work for CSXT you suck.  CSX sucks dot com.  Get clue!

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

I got fired on purpose a couple years ago. It was fucking perfect.
Didn't work for 10 months and collected oos and rrb unemployment.
Found a better job just as benefits were about to expire. I've never
been happier or healthier. I check in here on you poor souls every week
or so and it seems to get worse every time. I honestly believe csx is
doing it's best to make every employee completely miserable on
purpose. Work force reduction by attrition weakens resistance for when
they are truly ready for one man crews. Think about it. Who wants to
fight for a job they absolutely despise? One man crews are coming
without a doubt. My advice to all csx employees is screw their eyeballs
out every chance you get. Get fmla. Find a way to get fired so you
qualify for oos insurance and start looking for a job while the economy
is booming. You won't regret it. Best wishes brothers.

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

The 6-2, 7-2 rotation is the only thing we have out here.  It was just a
matter of time these greedy no good pos would mess with it.  There is no
other job in any industry that is as ridiculous than this sorry ass
place.     I want CSX to tell me how the hell they justify taking my
personal leave days out after I've scheduled them. 

ManPower is their fault.  Disgruntled employees is their fault.  Fmla
on the rise is their fault.  Lack of DP training is their fault.   If
anyone knew that it would be like this no one would've taken this
job.

CSX sucks ass!!! And mantle ridge can go to hell!!!

Name: loco
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 17 October 2019

loco 20-30


WR is short for work/rest pools. 7-2 or 6-2 etc.  I work on one. work 6
and 2 days rest, rotation.  Take my days away Im done. No auto days off
and cant take a sick day without getting a NAZI torture treatment
forget this shit. They got personal days and daily vacation days capped
so low no one can get any time off. Its bullshit. Got 250 men fighting
to bid for time off, its in sane. Never worked for a company like this.
Got to be on the phone or computer at the stroke of midnight fighting
for a particular day off. If a bunch of guys want it then its just a
damn luck of the drawl.  I also found out that some guys have their
family members on the phone one minute apart from each other speed
dialing while they are on the computer. What the hell. Guy has 4 kids
and they are all dialing for the day whats the chances you can get in
first. It is also an unfair advantage if you are out working on a
train. You cant stop the train just before midnight so you can get on
the phone and start dialing in. This whole system in just bull crap.
Then they come up with this sorry arrss attendance policy and system
notice with intimidation and threatening language. The company is
making it very clear they don't want anyone taking any time off accept
their awarded weekly vacation they are allowed. They will do their best
to see that doesn't happen.

Name: Engineer Only Crew
E-mail: corruptunion@sellout.com
Employed as: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 17 October 2019

Rail carriers will eventually go engineer only. The most courageous way
to destroy their plan is; every TE&Y should wildcat for at least a
week. And whatever the amount the carriers thought would save, will be
lost from the chaos that you created!

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

Hey BLET and Smart and every employee at CSX,      Look what the UAW
got,      They stood together and got what they wanted,    Now itís
time our Unions and US do the same!!!!

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

What are "WR pools"?

Name: May I have another
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 17 October 2019

Yo my broedahs u be lettin da strezors be gettin to yas and be giten all
triggered. Shizzle fo da wizzle.

Name: Monitor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 10-20 years
Posted: 17 October 2019

Kill shot


Be very careful. You can be blocked. Your filth is uncalled for and
unproductive. PERIOD! Atom Smasher has been notified.

Name: Kill shot 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 17 October 2019

Engineer 20-30 when I want your opinion I'll take my dick out of your
mouth. Now go do what your wife and the company wants you little prison
bitch.

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

Conductor 1-10

Did you pass Freshman English?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 16 October 2019

If anybody wanted to know what kind of education it took to be a
railroader all they would have to do is visit this lovely site. It's
amazing how ignorant 90% of you are. Just keep crying like a bunch of
babies about straight nonsense!!!

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

Just listened to the 3rd Quarter earnings call,  and Wow,    What a way
to cook the Books CSX,    And Boychuck made the comment ď.  We made a
surprise visit to St. Louis,    To Cut all the jobs off!!       This
Ainít Canada,    Go back to CN you Crooks!!

Name: Curtains 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 16 October 2019

Hey Killshot my guess is itís TM beef tits

Name: Kill shot 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 16 October 2019

Rose Lake is Thermopylea, Jacksonville represents the Persians. So who
is Ephialtes? Dont worry we know who you are.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 16 October 2019

Its abundantly clear that all of the company men at Rose Lake, mostly
from Decatur, did not work hard enough, step up or suck management off
hard enough to preserve the yard.

Name: Roselake Carmen
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 16 October 2019

Maybe if you sucked up to Marvin a bit more you would have a job ooover!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 10-20 years
Posted: 16 October 2019

Roselake just laid off all but 3 carmen, all but 1 engine house
machinist, and all the yardmasters. Dismantling the car shop and
shipping all its contents to Avon. Rumor is, they're selling that
yard.

Name: RE; Vibration Claims
E-mail: rrclaims@mailinator.com
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 16 October 2019

Recent, and past referral settlements:

A. Bakopoulos ($9,000,000.00) UP

JC O'Neil     ($3,750,000.00) BNSF

CD Lamb       ($4,100,000.00) BNSF

J Alberry     ($2,600,000.00) UP (Pending)

Name: Curtains2
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 15 October 2019

Canít believe that they are adding a hump - they will be announcing on
the the earnings call.   Ps itís in Indiana and you heard it first!  I
heard Salyerís is going to run it so at least it will have some balls. 
Time to get paid!

Name: Curtains
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 15 October 2019

What does Salyers say the Blanchetti? I like the way your dick tastes

Name: Hickey
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 15 October 2019

This is America equal opportunity,

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 15 October 2019

Steve Salyers keeps getting promoted because he can suck dick without
getting on his knees.

Name: Loco Engineer
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 15 October 2019

If youíre a legit law firm, then please post your true contacted info..
Thanks.




 Name: Vibration Exposure Claims
E-mail: RRClaims@mailinator.com
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 14 October 2019

Anyone needs help or knows anyone that needs help filing a locomotive
vibration exposure claim?

If you have numbness or tingling in your joints (neck, arms, fingers, 
lower back, and legs), then you should file a claim within the 3 year
statue of limitations.

Google: railroad vibration exposure claims, and it'll describe your
issues in more detail.

We have valuable resources of legal experts to assist you!

  View This Article

Name: Vibration Exposure Claims
E-mail: RRClaims@mailinator.com
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 14 October 2019

Anyone needs help or knows anyone that needs help filing a locomotive
vibration exposure claim?

If you have numbness or tingling in your joints (neck, arms, fingers, 
lower back, and legs), then you should file a claim within the 3 year
statue of limitations.

Google: railroad vibration exposure claims, and it'll describe your
issues in more detail.

We have valuable resources of legal experts to assist you!

Name: Will Blanchetti
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years
Posted: 14 October 2019

ďI suck your dickĒ
     Steve Salyers

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

Auto rail crossings cost thousands of dollars to build and maintain.
Once these illegal immigrants get there foot in the door , one red
flash light high viewable orange coveralls and hard hat. Three shifts 
a days twenty minutes for lunch, maybe minimum wage. They would be
happier than a pig in shit. Give high technical jobs to countries where
people will work for peanuts. They can send us all the rejects to feed
and look after.

Name: Future workers. Robots
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 14 October 2019

Majority of gmc products are built in China.
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=PMTh9aFZxoE

Name: Me
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 13 October 2019

Loco,

  Thanks for the info, and CSX/Mantle Ridge upper management wants to
preach Teamwork. They can take this Teamwork thingy and stick it up
their Fucking asses. All they wanna do is shut down terminals, lay off
employees, engine-car repair facilities and sell off every subdivision
they can. And now they wanna cut our pay. Guess Upper management is
doing what Hedge Funds do, rape and cut this company then move on to
the next company to run in the ground.

Name: todd novack
E-mail:    todd@ asshole .com
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 13 October 2019

collinwood guinnies  union ass hole were the worst 
  ..all on special jobs  . in the mob there are called no show jobs .
paid for doing nothing  except blowing trainmasters .   just ceep paing
the union dues my boys  look at hte cars they drive

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

No raises for engineers

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 12 October 2019

Does anyone know how much of a raise the engineers are getting when the
snapback?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 12 October 2019

You idiots, show up to some union meetings so we can plan some stuff.
You think the local chairman is gonna send out a group text that could
incriminate the local?

Get FMLA and show up to the next union meeting. Thatís how we get this
ball rolling.

Name: Monty Burns
E-mail: 
Employed as: M of W, for 10-20 years
Posted: 12 October 2019

When we point the finger at our brothers and blame them for shit being a
mess, we play right into the hands of the company. "It's the old
guys" "It's the young guys" etc...it's really the company that's
fucking us. Do not forget that.

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

Itís not these young pups fault , yíall old timers raised us to be the
way we are , you spoiled us , gave us what we wanted , didnít make us
work for it , like yíalls daddy made yíall work for it . Vote Bernie he
will share every hard workin mans pay check with us. We deserve free
stuff . Thanks

Name: Lloyd
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for 20-30 years
Posted: 12 October 2019

You know eventually all of you boys will get a backbone and stand up to
these pricks.  There comes a time in every man's life where a line
needs to be drawn in the sand and csx has pushed well beyond that. 
Until the majority is willing to take a risk or make some sacrifices
the future wont get any better.  Local chairmen from all over the
divisions need to form a communication line and do this themselves
because the general chairmen don't have the balls.  Find a way to at
least start a few sickouts for the weekends and see where the
participation level is.  The men who don't jump on board need to be
called out.  

How many good workers or people has this company watched walk away or
fired over the past 5 years?  Wake up guys.

Name: cond
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 11 October 2019

curtains.  

moron.  It's that stupid attitude why no one sticks together. thinking
one man has that much power.  Foote didn't even know his name. number
like everyone else. it going to take a mob action to make a
change.PERIOD! The company is guilty of being a habitual offender and
the union's are turning a blind eye to keep their pockets lined.   If
it gets ugly we all have the right to stand behind aggravated assult
claims!

Name: Union
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 30+ years
Posted: 11 October 2019

When hh went threw cn and cp he did what he wanted. Then would say put
grievance in if you donít like it. And that is all the unions could do.
The president of the union would not give a directives on job action
because he was scared of a fine or going to jail. The head union guys
will never put themselves on the line for anyone. They have the best
job going in the rr industry.  In my 36 years I seen all the bs they
are all owned and scared today.  And when someone gets fired they
remind that person how much it is costing the union to try and get his
job back. The difference between an active union rep. And one that has
been voted out is about ten inches in the waste line thatís no shit.
Eating on someone elseís money can fatten you up pretty fast. And when
they have to go back to the tools even better. You all have the voting
power to slim some of these guys up in an election

Name: Curtains 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 1-10 years
Posted: 11 October 2019

Itís curtains for RoseLake. This wouldnít have happened if Dutch was
around JACK!

Name: Monty Burns
E-mail: 
Employed as: M of W, for 10-20 years
Posted: 10 October 2019

Loco 10-20

     While I will somewhat agree that the unions have seemingly been
asleep, we are all to blame for their lack of tenacity.
     When was the last time you attended a meeting? When was the last
time you called out your LC? When was the last time you voted? When was
the last time you put in a claim? When was the last time you called out
management on their bullshit? When the time comes will you cross the
picket line? Will you violate a rule to help the company?
     We are all guilty of at least one of these. We are to blame for
the castrated union officials. We keep electing the same assholes. We
keep selling out the other crafts to protect ourselves. 
     Next month the unions present the Section 6 notices. Keep that in
mind. What will you (collective, or individual you) do to fight Wall
Street for a piece of what you earned? 
     All crafts agree to the contract or none agree. Every negotiation
period the companies select a wedge issue and drive it between us all.
Picking out the weakest union, getting an agreement then saying "This
is the pattern." Piss on that. 
     It's time to man up.

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

I donít need to run I pay my dues. The guys that run are supposed to get
stuff done. I love how  I am supposed to just sit back and let the
company rape me everyday and when I turn to the union the people who I
pay to protect me and stand up for me, they donít or canít or whatever.
You guys truly believe are unions have done a great job. Tell the guys
on the street that. Tell the guys who are forced everyday to do stuff
that is against the contract. Tell them how great a job they do. We
have been brainwashed into believing that half assed effort is good
enough but it isnít. We donít hold the union accountable for the
mistakes and the failure to protect us. They allow the company to do
anything they want.

Name: The Year 1877
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 10 October 2019

The Railroad and America works best when we vote UNION YES !!

Name: Retired Now
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 10 October 2019

Thanks.
Have to wonder how well the complainers would do in an election if
ever would campaign\run for any position requiring election.
All too many people have whale mouths but minnow guts.

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

hey le 20-30,
the way I understood the post - not everyone just you

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

Roselake is officially done after next week. Yard masters and car
department just got word today their work ends next week.

Name: todd novack
E-mail: todd @rr.com
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 10 October 2019

pat delguie ray kirchner , the jew, pat devecco . worlds biggass  yes
man . all a bunch of dooooo nothing . there best saying was be lucky
you have a JOB , but when you have a claim pain for an injury they
wanted a cut  , the also got a cut for lauwrer referals .  the had a
office next to the termanal super office . when they fired hairy
craford they carred out his stuff . what a bunch of collinwood assholes
. may they die of cancer of the asshole

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

How about instead of telling people to quit and resign how about the
union do a better job. Because you guys donít want to admit the obvious
the union is not doing there job. I shouldnít have to quit my job
because the people we pay to protect us donít. Yeah sure I could go
work somewhere else but thatís not the issue here the issue is we pay
for a service and lately nothing. So you want to give these guys a pass
because we make better wages. I think you need to sit down and figure
out all the money we pay in to get these wages. We donít get them for
free. Just another person so blinded you canít admit the union isnít
doing there job.

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

Where are all you tough talking, Union sheep when a manager is in the
crew room?

Name: Retired Now
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 10 October 2019

LE for 20-30 yrs.:

Sure, full time union heads do alright - income, health benefits,
retirement, etc.  And it often seems to the dues paying members
they don't do near enough.  They don't hire on - they have to be
elected to those positions via membership votes. 

If you wish to stay in RRing, quit/resign.  Go to work for a RR Co.
that is non-union.  Do that for a while and then please post back on
this site with details how it is then:  Treated better?  Seniority
protected?  Pay & benefits equal?   No and/or less favoritism or no
nepotism?

Lots of people would be very interested to read about the differences
between working for a RR company that has non-union employees vs. one
that has union employees.

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

https://www.bloomberg.com/features/trump-tweets-market/

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 09 October 2019

I love how when you say something negative about the union everyone gets
so sensitive. Like the guy saying apply for a managers job then. Well
let me just say I like everyone else pay for a membership and frankly
the service we get for the member dues we pay is shit. Don't talk to
me about medical and pension and all that crap because all that stuff
we pay for. The health benefits are no longer as good as they used to
be. Everyone gets so sensitive when we the members pay money for a
service from these people and they don't do shit on a daily basis. How
many guys have been laid off. How many guys have been unjustly fired and
run off for bullshit. How about this joke of an attendence policy? What
about all the contract violations and nothing is done on a daily basis?
See if you paid member dues for anywhere else you could quit if the
service is unsatisfactory , but out here you can't and thats where the
union has us. They know that we basically are stuck. So what the hell do
they care if we get good service or not. They get to mark off on there
union business days and do whatever the hell it is they do on those
days. We in the mean time have to pay dues. No one wants to admit that
we are getting shitty service for the money we pay every month. This is
my job and my money being paid every month and if I want to say the
truth that our union sucks then I will say it because they do. Someone
tell me what they have done recently. They got the attendence policy
changed. Bravo well except now its way more unreasonable then before.
What else??? Yeah crickets as usual. No one can even defend these
guys!!!!

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

The braves suck too

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

retired

just what jobs did trump bring back to anerica???? As far as I know
they are still running those factories full force   in mexico.  As for
the union's, our jobs have been so cut down it's insane but the dues
go up. just found out more jobs are being lost as we speak on the Great
lakes division. The CSX rr is unstable and unpredictable as hell right
now.  Oh, and trumps lie to bring coal back isn't helping either.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 09 October 2019

Apply for a managers job then. Nonunion and your problem with the union
solved.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 09 October 2019

It would be better without a union. I would rather get raped everyday
and not pay union dues then get raped and to add insult to injury pay
union dues. This is the sorriest most selfish bunch of union leaders.
They only look out for themselves. All you guys think it would be worse
without a union it wouldnít. They allow the company to rape us daily.
They do nothing absolutely nothing.

Name: Retired rr and investor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 09 October 2019

Iím a retired rr and I do my own investing. There is a lot of crazy
stuff going on in the world with unstable governments.  There is a lot
of money out there that people want to invest with lower risk North
America is about the safest place to invest your money. Trump bringing
companies back to North American where people feel more secure and the
rr and companies are preparing for boom.

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

In reference to the school,     Why is CSX hiring so many right now??   
Anyone know something I donít?

Name: HR 1748 Safe Freight act 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 08 October 2019

You can bet this two man crew is going to be on the table this November
since the carriers arenít afraid of all ready trying to undermine our
unions and collective bargaining once again. Itís a shame they donít
realize they have already cut off 4 men prior to PTC. When is it going
to be enough. Maybe we all just need to walk away have them try and run
a railroad with no one

 Hours after a lawsuit by rail carriers targeting our union over crew
consist was announced Oct. 3, the Association of General Chairpersons ó
District 1 unanimously resolved to act in solidarity.

The resolution states:

ďIn response to the Carriersí attempts to undermine bargaining and
divide us, we, the members of District 1, resolve to act in solidarity
in every effort to protect our members and our rights under the Railway
Labor Act.Ē

Every general chairperson in attendance signed the resolution as the
meeting concluded.

Transportation Division President Jeremy Ferguson praised the
leadership of the General Committees for a quick and unified response
at the conclusion of the District 1 conference in the Cleveland area
that also finalized the Section 6 notices that will trigger the
beginning of the next round of National Rail Contract negotiations.

ďAs we progress forward into this negotiating period and beyond,
solidarity among our membership at all levels everywhere will drive us
as we overcome the challenges ahead,Ē Ferguson said. ďThis unanimous
resolution shows at the outset that we stand together and will speak
with one loud, clear voice.Ē

On Oct. 3, the National Railway Labor Conference (NRLC) filed a lawsuit
in federal district court in the Northern District of Texas.

President Ferguson stated that this attempt to undermine our collective
bargaining agreements was not unexpected.

ďIt is not the first time that carriers have attempted this tactic,Ē he
said. ďWe are well prepared to respond.Ē

Name: Safe freight act HR 1748 S1979
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 08 October 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. 
5. safety of the crews and the public must come first!

You have all got this wrong when it come to 2 man crew verses one man
crew. The airlines have had autopilot for years but still have two and
3 people in the cockpit. If Boeing has taught us anything technology
fails. Itís all the workers 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. Railroads preach 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!
Railroadworkersunited.org

Name: Master of the yard
E-mail: 
Employed as: Yard Master, for 30+ years
Posted: 08 October 2019

Boychuk showed up to Roselake unannounced yesterday. The end is near
for
this old yard. Glad I am marvelous and am only a short timer.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 08 October 2019

Let me know how that suit works out for you.

Name: Bigballer
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 08 October 2019

Time for class action suit against the unions for misrepresenting taking
our money ever month an not making the company uphold the contract time
for the union greed to start doing there jobs..

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 07 October 2019

If you believe that it would be better without a union then you would
really find out what getting Railroaded would be like. Did you see
where most Class I railroads just filed suit to go after the Crew
consist agreement in the Railway Labor Act. Keep pointing fingers
blaming someone for your non-involvement in the Union while the company
takes your job.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 07 October 2019

I wonder sometimes if the job would be more enjoyable and the R.R. more
employee friendly if there were no Corrupt Unions involved just a
thought.

Name: L&N dispr
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 07 October 2019

Re condr: Believe me, I understand your frustration. Having extra cars
in your consist should never happen but it does.  It has been like that
since the first engine hit the tracks.  I sat in with customer svc about
12 years ago to try to alleviate those kind of problems.  The scanner
would sometimes pick up a car from other train going in the opposite
direction and place it on the wrong train. Trains coming from an
interchange are a complete nightmare. It was just one big guessing
game. I wrote up some suggestions to help with the problem but to no
avail.. A train leaving an originating terminal should never have an
extra car.  I agree with you, with today's technology that should
never happen.  Hang in there .  I am glad I am retired...

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

Itís time to Drain the Swamp!!      Clean House!!!

Name: loco
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 07 October 2019

Loco 20-30


Just went on line and signed that petition!  RIGHT ON!  Time to
solidify our unions. No more crazy contracts all over the system. One
answer for all. No more you can do this in one division but not in the
other. Time to get rid of the side letters from 1940! Time to get rid
of the confusion. You can do this here but you cant do it there blah
blah.   Stand together united. This has been coming for a long time.
Down size the union positions. No need to fork out our hard earned
money to too many overpaid union officials.  Time to clean house and
update our agreements!

Name: DUH!
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 07 October 2019

Conductor 1-10


Come on man!  You obviously have been out here long enough to have
figured it out. If this kind of crap is happening to you then you know
the spill. We were told at one time the dispatchers had to fill out 5
different forms to cover an RSSM car. They also have an FRA report to
fill out to cover one that is out on line of road undocumented. You
know darn well that if they can just sit back and say nothing and get
it across quiet they will. Im surprised anyone said anything to you
about it after you got to your yard. Im guessing the TM got his butt
ripped about it some how and they wanted to pin it on the crew.  They
don't care about these extra cars if they aren't high profile. They
run trains all the time without clearance bureau messages when they are
supposed to have them. The famous chief dispatcher coverage.... "You
got my initials and time to move it, so move it!"  Everything is fine
until something goes wrong. If you hit 2 detectors giving you extra
axle counts you are right about stopping your train. In fact it
doesn't say anything about waiting for the second one. You are to
report it after the first one.  That rule doesn't have a time or
mileage listed so it doesn't say you cant stop either if you feel you
might have a hazmat. A train loaded down with tank cars is a good
reason to think you might have one!  If they tell you to keep rolling
after the second one then get their initials and time over the radio.
We all know radio conversations can disappear but put it out over the
airway especially if there is another train crew around to here it.
Like I said, its all fine until something happens then they will call
you to the mat again and do their best to pin it on you! Don't fall in
that trap where you don't say anything about it because you know the
detector is wrong all the time. They have them out there giving bad
axle counts for months at a time before they do anything about it.
People don't say anything because they are so used to them being wrong
they just ignore it. Report it. When the dispatcher is sick of hearing
about it they will pull it out of service or put a burr under
someone's saddle to fix it. Just one big circus act!

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

Please sign this petition and tell everyone you know and pass it
along!!!!!


I signed a petition on Action Network telling To All Rail Union
Officials in the USA to Petition for Rail Union Unity.

For too long, rail labor has been fragmented and divided. Today, in the
face of "Precision Scheduled Railroading", mass layoffs and furloughs,
carrier threats to run trains with a single crew member, attacks on
health care, vital work rules and more, it is imperative that ALL rail
crafts and ALL rail unions stand together in bargaining. Let your voice
be heard and sign the petition!!

Can you join me and take action? Click here:
https://actionnetwork.org/petitions/petition-for-rail-union-unity?source=email&

Thanks!

Name: Best Class 1 employee
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 07 October 2019

So glad I work where I do and not Cock Sucker Xpress!

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

L&N


No train should have extra cars if they s/0 or p/u on line of road if
the cars are documented by the crew. With PTC and TO requiring you
update the info it should be available to the next crew if the train is
going to be handed off. Of course there are lazy arsses who don't do
their jobs right and don't want to do the extra computer crap that is
needed. Most do make notes about it and most engineers with half a
brain in their heads add the extra info to their trains on their
tonnage graphs. If you p/u you count the cars you are getting and do a
brake test if it hasn't already been done. Its becoming a regular
occurrence leaving your home and away from home terminals(not
interchange) with a screwed up car count. A lot of us have been told
that they are moving cars that have sat to long or paper work is
screwed up on just to show them moving and out of dwell. They don't
give a crap. They just throw it in the dispatchers lap to verify you
got a bad car count and the car is not a hazmat that requires a radio
waybill. I frankly don't give a crap if they put 50 extra cars in my
train. If I got to I will stop the train after 2 detectors notify us we
that something is wrong. If I have extra cars you damn well bet ya I
will stop the train if the dispatcher cant come up with something after
I clear  the second detector. That's all Im giving them. Ive been on
trips where they keep coming back and telling us that they cant find
any discrepancies and tell you run the whole damn trip without having
you stop and inspect the train. Bullshit! I rolled in with a PITH that
I got called to the mat for because no one knew it was rolling in. Told
them they better back it down! I was ordered to keep rolling and they
would get back with us and they didn't! If they find hazmats they have
to issues waybills immediately or give you 5 miles to pick up the proper
documentation for them. You could have RSSM hazmats.  I don't know why
a dispatcher would give a shit if it ends up being a car that is going
to get the Ym or Tm in trouble for letting it slip out on the train.
Its not their fault if a car that has no business being out their or is
being moved illegally is in the train.  why try and hide it just to get
it across the rail. If the customer service center cant identify it
then put up with the train delays when the crew has to stop and
identify the cars. that's railroading safely!

The rule says if customer service cant identify the cars stop and
inspect the train for it.  That's all it says. BIG FRICKIN GRAY AREA!
It doesn't say when or how soon. I can bet your arss it isn't
supposed to be 100 miles down the road. It sure the hell isn't
supposed to be....OOOPS! sorry we didn't get back with you, but your
just outside of the yard. they can find it when you yard it!

Name: L&N dispr
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 06 October 2019

Re condr:  If you are getting your train at an interchange point extra
cars will happen.  Carriers will have to rely on the other railroads
paper work until the CSX train goes by a scanner.  If your train p/u
and S/O on line of road, you will have extra cars or sleepers in your
train. An originating train should not have that problem, but I know
they do.  25 years ago, trains were physically walked and carriers did
not have that problem as much. It plays havoc for crews and the dispr.

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

CSX


MY GOD!  Just one trip please!  Just on trip without the wrong car in
the train or one missing. Just one train without junk power that even
the engine house foreman didn't know it was trash! Just one train
where the engineer doesn't have to call ptc or TO trouble desk for
help.


Hey brothers, think about this.  How many combinations of numbers can
you get with 8 digits.  99,999,999!  So now that the engineers are
getting tracking numbers that they have to use "9" digits to report
that means they have run out of "8" digit combinations.  that means
they have already had over 99 million reports put in for the "TO"
acting up.  WOW!

Name: Boone 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 04 October 2019

Things are gonna tighten up More around here knuckle draggers. Get use
to it This is HOW tomorrow Moves

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

As a pensioner I still follow the railroads which provided me with a
good living. It was tough but worth it, imo.
The problem with CSX now is FOOTE. He is not supposed to still be
there. A real railroader was supposed to the his place in January 2020.
He has weaseled himself into staying. That spells trouble for CSX. He
just is not the right guy to run a railroad. Any railroader that knows
his past would say the same thing. Harrison only picked him because he
was desperate because death was near. 
I feel for CSX employees because foot is lost like a deer in
headlights.
GLTA

Name: Bigballer
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 02 October 2019

Time for a sick out fmla however boys an girl's hit them when they down
on man power this weekend show this shit show who runs this bitch..

Name: Me
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 02 October 2019

Unions not doing anything. Gotta hit em where it hurts boys. This
Company and it's morally bankrupt managers deserve a little Karma.

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: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 02 October 2019

Heck Yea Fellers " I'm gonna have "take" me another one too !!

Name: May I have another
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 02 October 2019

Johny Ringo fo shizz great mines be thankin elike. Fmlaz seems rite to
do todays. Trex be in agrements.

Name: Johnny Ringo 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 02 October 2019

None of yíalls wives or ex wives will allow yíall to lay down on the RR
and show them who really runs this shit show . Yíall will do as your
told at home and at the shit show express . Thatís the truth if youíve
eva heard it. Now get you a nap your 3rd out and Iím fixing to mark off
Fmla the fish is bitin.

Name: Bigballer
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 01 October 2019

Everyone on this site that works for chicken shit xpress needs to grow
some balls if they want to take days away we need to take days off
anyway everyone needs to stick together on this an show these assholes
we run this shit show not
them....🖕🏿🖕🏿🖕🏿

Name: loco
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 01 October 2019

ape


Get used to it. Quality of life and sanity is not allowed out here. If
you want to go home every night stay in the yard. Sacrifice the income
for a night or day at home. Night shift sucks because you sleep all day
but at least you go home. Sucks to stand on those damn rocks for 8-12
hours but at least you can see your family. Winter time sucks and
summer is too damn hot but to be outside all day but living in a hotel
or living by the damn phone and babysitting a computer just to have the
crap blow up in your face aint worth it.  I will just drive you nuts! If
they ran flight schedules like they run train schedules the country
would be in an uproar!  railroaders don't count. No one cares!

Name: ape
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 01 October 2019

cond


YPUR RIGHT ABOUT THIS CRAP!   I got up at 7 am to check the line up and
looks like Im 3rd out. The train I should catch has changed call times 3
damn times since 7 am. Now they just added another one in front of it
that wasn't on there at 7 and it supposed to be called 2 hours earlier
than the one I have been keeping my eye on. Now Im surprised with a
ghost train popping up and catching me 2 hours earlier than I was just
expecting.  THIS CRAP GETS OLD AS HELL!  This is why we schedule
personal days. The only way we can get a damn day off without worrying
about the phone ringing when we don't expect it. Now they want to take
them away from us an punish us if we mark off anyway. Get the damn train
line up schedules under control!  Man, this crap better not be getting
out of control again. We cant take this stress again.

Name: Cornelius 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 01 October 2019

Work HARD work Safe : Keep dropping the Knowledge and the Truth my good
Man.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 01 October 2019

October 1, 2019.......and CSX STILL SUCKS!!!!!

Name: retired trainman
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 30 September 2019

Labor Protection:  Yup, contacted lawyers about severance pay under
Washington Agreement.  Nope, they don't help.  No enough dough
involved. So looks like all you guys who have less then 10 years and
get laid off under a merger, are S-C-R-E-W-E-D. Welcome to Social
Se-Screwity.

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

retirement 

what do you mean by "cheat sheets?" what type of communications?
we're having crazy problem with the Trip optimizer and the PTC is stop
flawed. please explain what communications you are talking about. 
we've noticed printers are communicating at half speed too.

Name: Johnny Ringo
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 30 September 2019

The demorats are going to destroy this country. They just promise
everything for free while they get rich on our dime . Drain the swamp 
# MAGA 2020

Name: In it for retirement 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 1-10 years
Posted: 30 September 2019

Any communications employees on these forums? Lots of nervous comms guys
in the NE. Positions being  abolished and 'cheatsheets'on
troubleshooting communications equipment being given to signal
employees from corporate.

Name: Work Safe-Work Hard
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 30 September 2019

The future of CSX is clearly not for whiners but for winners. Work Safe,
Work Hard.

Name: watching
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 30 September 2019

Brothers


Its just a matter of time before the boss man does something so illegal
or so unethical they wont be able to cover it up. Karma is a beach. We
all know they cant play the games they do forever. Once it hits the
media the doors will be open. Just sit back and watch for the
opportunity. It will be there. Then, those who have real man balls will
step up to the plate. The puppies will follow because they need
leadership. They aren't grown men yet.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 29 September 2019

Do you guys and girls hear that??? Itís the deafening silence of the
Union not doing shit as usual!!! What a bunch of worthless lowlifes
they do not give a shit about us.

Name: HR 1748 Safe Freight act 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 29 September 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. 
5. safety of the crews and the public must come first!

You have all got this wrong when it come to 2 man crew verses one man
crew. The airlines have had autopilot for years but still have two and
3 people in the cockpit. If Boeing has taught us anything technology
fails. Itís all the workers 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. Railroads preach 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!
Railroadworkersunited.org

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 29 September 2019

These young pups wouldnít strike they would just improve their seniority
when all of us with big kahunas wildcat strike and get fired . They will
wish they had when it goes to one man crews and lose their jobs.

Name: Me
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 29 September 2019

The BLE and UTU are a big joke. I'm paying $116 a month for what a
decent retirement if i make it. I have friends working in other
professions that aren't paying a dime in Union dues and have free
Healthcare insurance that is just as good as what we have. Railroad
jobs aren't what they use to be and are going down hill at a rapid
rate. Seems to me the only people the Union officers are worried about
are themselves, don't take my word for it, go to the US dept of labor
and look up their salaries. It's absolutely ridiculous what they are
being paid.
  And all you guys talking this sickout and strike crap know this
isn't gonna happen. Never gonna get a group of greedy, in debt
railroaders to organize a strike or sickout, never gonna happen, ever.
Half the guys would strike or mark off sick and the other half would
see it as a opportunity to make more money. Too many pussies, scabs and
weak unions for this to happen.

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

I say all of u grow some balls an let's mark off However u have too
Friday thur sunday an show these ass clowns who run this shit show an
if they keep screwing with us we will lay down on them more they will
definitely get tired of that because it will be hurting there pockets
in the long run stand together people..

Name: Cornelius 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 29 September 2019

Work HARD Work SAFE: you will excel on the r.r.  Dont let all the lazy
complainers ever get You Down. Just need more like You .

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 29 September 2019

Can someone just pick a damn day for the walk out? 

The GC and the national are never going to  authorize it. The company
isn't going to stop stomping on us until we show that we are willing
to fight back. Anyone sympathizing with this management need punched in
the mouth. They violate every agreement. They treat people like shit.
They wrote a terrible attendance policy. The IDPAP is atrocious. They
are micromanaging and firing people like it's some kind of twisted
sport. And still we haven't walked out. Why? 

We can all mark off sick. Sick of being harassed. Sick of not being
paid correctly. Sick of being forced to do whatever they demand against
the agreements. Sick of having claims denied and waiting for the
arbitration. Sick of petty rule violations. Sick of not being updated
on said rule changes. Sick of being rushed. Sick of being held at the
afht for days while they violate the calling order. Sick of being
watching on cameras from the time I show up till I leave. Sick of
incompetence. Sick of being told I'll be fired when I'm truly sick.
This place sucks.

Hey GCA, PICK A DAY TO WALK!

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

Ok so the new system noticed says they can give you 20 points if you
mark off as a pretext to avoid an assignment or certain days. Then it
gives an example  that if they take out your day and then you mark off
sick.  It sounds like they can give you 20 points just for marking off
sick. What a bunch of shit. Does anyone have a explanation on this new
notice??

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

Time to quit complaining about bullshit with railroad an all bs they be
pulling time to stick together an start laying down on these bastards
an mark off at will an show them we not scared of there tactics they
cant run us all off an if they do they didn't needs us anyways time to
tighting up u bunch of pussys.

Name: LOCO
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 28 September 2019

BROTHERS


Absolute crazy system notice out on cancelling our pre scheduled
personal days. they are going too far. The threats are just out of
control. You got a DR appointment scheduled that you have had for
months and have to attend, take the damn sick day if they take your
personal day away you already had scheduled. If you got a sick wife or
kid scheduled for this appointment, take the sick day and take the
points. See a lawyer. If its for your kid and they force you into
taking a sick day because they took your personal day away and they
abuse you by giving you points call the CPS and file a complaint. This
is just getting too deep.

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

Pay day, telling it like it is.

Name: The Truth
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 28 September 2019

"May I" got fired from CSX a couple of years ago and works for another
Class 1. His life is miserable but its all his fault. He does't have
any friends after screwing anyone who he thought was his friend at CSX.
Pathetic. Posting on here is one of the only thing that makes him feel
better. He posted on here with his real identity one time after he got
fired trying to plead his case and it just shows how pathetic he really
is.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 28 September 2019

You donít know what it means to work for the railroad unless you have
worked T & E  when we are short on people.  The other departments are
regular jobs with scheduled days and hours.

Name: Work Safe-Work Hard
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 28 September 2019

I have said it before and I will proudly say it again. I enjoy my job.
Working in 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. Work Safe, Work Hard.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 27 September 2019

If we would have just picked our own Damn Cotton....

Name: Pay day. 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 30+ years
Posted: 27 September 2019

I worked in the mechanical dept for thirty six years. I liked most of
the people I worked with. I hated the cold weather never had a weekend
off. But made more money than most of other people I new that had a day
job with weekends off.  The pay check was always in the bank thats what
kept me going. Now Iím retired spending my pension money.  Stick it out
unless you have a better job to go to. Itís not that easy finding good
paying job unless you have special skills in a trade that is in high
demand.

Name: BRoWnHoRnET
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 27 September 2019

Tat bee rite we bee knot oneten da dumaces up n tis beecth.  Tis be
cirious sheet.

Name: Karma
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 27 September 2019

Declined valid claims=dead trains and missing EOT's

Name: BrOwNhoRnEt
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 27 September 2019

We be needin da to men cru up n tat beecth me bee shutin mi is al da
tyme me aint gots no dam waye too stae up @ nite

Name: conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 27 September 2019

Ape


Your ignorance is showing. Most engineers have time under their belts.
That's why they are engineers! They pounded the rocks. ITS NOT ROCKET
SCIENCE! Tying handbrakes, coupling cars and air hoses doesn't take a
college degree but it does take some strength and some physical health.
Engineers however have a skill that conductors don't. If it was easy
you would never have knuckles broke and drawl bars ripped out. Yeah,
now TO is taking over and you call mechanical to get answers you cant
figure out on your own but there still is a skill of running a train.
Engineers  gets soft after sitting on road trains. But conductors
shouldn't. So why are there so many lazy cry baby conductors who get
up on the engine and make a bed as soon as their arss hits the seat.
Even when they have a step on step off train. I call signals all the
time while the conductors sleeps with his feet propped up all night. I
stay awake and run the train all night and day. I wish I could work
with you for about a month. I would make sure your arss was up the
entire trip. And yes you would call signals while I watch the rail and
blow for the crossings and run the damn train. Watch for gait runners,
trespassers, motors dropping out, cars setting up, air leaks and
babysitting the TO and the PTC and the DP if I have it! Preparing for
slow orders, work authorities, gate failures and........
Get it now dumb arss!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 27 September 2019

No, what may I is, is an idiot who thought it would be funny to brag
about using FMLA when they first started fucking with people that had
it, but he was stupid enough to say enough details that people realized
who he was and was under the microscope. Then he changed the way he
talked on here to this garbage he uses now, and thinks it's funny.
Then he uses another name and acts like he's someone else that thinks
he's funny and compliments his other username. He also often acts like
he's someone else that says nobody has heard from the guy with the bird
or the guy that screwed the girl up the road, and then immediately
starts with the dumb fucking may I bullshit. He never got laid, he has
to be a big loser to think anyone cares to hear his made up shit, and
he's obviously someone who can't handle going to work. Hey may I!
Fuckin quit it. You're a moron and nobody thinks it's funny

Name: 2 man crew
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 27 September 2019

Protect the 2 man crew! 

Because lazy road guys canít handle yard work!

ďNot qualified!Ē

Name: HR 1748 Safe Freight act 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 27 September 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. 
5. safety of the crews and the public must come first!

You have all got this wrong when it come to 2 man crew verses one man
crew. The airlines have had autopilot for years but still have two and
3 people in the cockpit. If Boeing has taught us anything technology
fails. Itís all the workers 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. Railroads preach 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!
Railroadworkersunited.org

Name: May I have another
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 27 September 2019

Yo yo yo mojo fo shizzle wizzle, tranmasters be suckin.

Name: BrOwNhORnEt
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 26 September 2019

Wat bee up in da real rode.  Me bee layin p n da crib evar cents be
gotten mi asz shitcanned. Me di lern nufiin n da choo choo skool. Dem
mofos not be techers. Dum fukers blew da way up n Thad beecth.

Name: ape
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 26 September 2019

May I


What are you? Illiterate Black from the south?  Kentucky hillbilly?
Ghetto gang member with a 1st grade level of reading? Whats your
angle?


Word of advice to newbies!  SAVE YOUR MONEY!  No tax return worth shitz
next year thanks to trumps new tax laws for the middle class working
peasants! Christmas bills coming. If you got the balls to mark off and
spend Christmas with the family your going to get points and threats of
abuse of sick leave. Then if you really get sick you'll have to jump
through hoops to get them to accept your doctors slips.  Count on
getting to many points to keep your job.

Name: May I have another
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 26 September 2019

Word.....I be watchin my brudas loozin deir minds wit da stressors
trigorin da triggors I just be biding my times. Too much debts be
producin pain n stress for dees brodahs. Snow fort weatha be coming.
Trex on my shoulder chillin.

 Relax n have another my brodah

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 26 September 2019

I'm gonna mark off and have me another 1 too.

Name: conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 26 September 2019

Stupid pups!

Real Futuramam said it right. It takes time to make plans to walk away.
You got a family to support you got a lot to consider. Medical coverage
and maybe even moving. Now that Christmas is getting close it is hard
to walk away from a paycheck. The little pup who posted that they will
make the railroad great again is just a self absorbed
moron.Find a group of pups who have a set of balls and are willing to
stick together. Its just sickening as hell watching them run as fast as
they can to make their masters happy. Come in and brag on how many moves
they do each shift like they are some kind of super hero's. 
Then when one of their groupies decides he has had enough of the whip
and beat and slows down they cant understand why in the hell he is now
being head hunted and all of the sudden is being written up. To stupid
to realize they are just being used and kissed up to so the supervisors
will look good. Its funny to listen to the supervisors stand around
laughing and making fun of the morons behind their backs.
When the one man crew comes these pups who are going to make it great
again will be in for one big shock when they are permanently
furloughed. Unless you have an engineers license your just going to be
an unnecessary asset. Don't think it wont happen. The unions don't
care about losing members or money. They will give a pay raise to those
that are left and the unions will raise the dues high enough to keep
their pockets lined. You think they cant do that? Well they can and if
you don't pay the dues you don't keep your job.
So just keep running. Keep letting them rape your agreement pups! Keep
turning your heads way from all their FRA and Federal, state, OSHA and
USDOT violations. Don't have the balls to whistle blow.
Don't stick together. Your future is real bright!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 26 September 2019

Why are you on here if you severed the shit cord and quit , every time
one of the old heads quits or gets fired , my seniority improves , pups
will make this railroad great again . Thanks

Name: Real apps Futurama Railroader
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 25 September 2019

stupid comments like a frickin
little kid. There are people who need their jobs right now and cant
afford to walk away yet so they put up with the crap. Its no joke out
here. Serious people read this site. Stupid crap like yours just
demeans the serious employee. Makes people think we are just retarded
morons. Do us all a favor and go back to where you been hiding"


I didnt just get up one morning....or should I say night , and decide
to quit. You have to make long hard moves toward the goal to break your
dependence on CSX it took me two-and-a-half years before I could finally
sever the shit cord

Name: conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 25 September 2019

May I


You are an idiot and nothing more than a waste of space. Our shit is
real out here. Its not a damn joke what this company does to try and
keep everyone at their beckon call 24 hours a day 7 days a week. If
they had it their way no one would get a day off. They don't care if
your sick or you have a family. They rape our agreement every chance
they get if they think they can get a dime back doing it. Lie, cheat,
steal, intimidate, threaten and twist everything to their advantage.
they have destroyed all moral and the old railroad family atmosphere we
had out here years ago. You make your stupid comments like a frickin
little kid. There are people who need their jobs right now and cant
afford to walk away yet so they put up with the crap. Its no joke out
here. Serious people read this site. Stupid crap like yours just
demeans the serious employee. Makes people think we are just retarded
morons. Do us all a favor and go back to where you been hiding.

Name: May I have another
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 25 September 2019

My brodahs , startin to thinks bout markin up, I be chillin all da day
watchin ol price be wright epsodes. Dat blonde ho on der looks like da
one I be bangin. Brodahs try not to let them be gettin ya triggered wit
da stressors.  Also pleaz dont forget to spae an neuter ur trainmasters.

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

If your truck is jacked up.  You might be gay.
If you own or have used a vape pipe.  You are a fag.
If your old lady handles your paycheck.  You are a dumbass.
If your old lady  is over 150lbs and doesn't work. You are an idiot.
If your old lady is part of a CSX wives on Facebook.  You're a
dipshit.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 25 September 2019

Just took that roster call , donít like being cut back , sorry not sorry
my brethren

Name: May I have another
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 25 September 2019

My brudas it be a good day to marks off fmla on deir ass. I teached my
pet bird T rex to say fuck dem mofos everytime the phone rings cause
csx always be callin tryins to get mes to go work.

Name: cond
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 24 September 2019

butt hurt

Spoken like the loser who dodges the low paying jobs by crying IM NOT
QUALIFIED when you know damn well you are. You know that poster is
right. Don't like a job or your a greedy bastard so you play your
games. Can't wait till your called to the mat for your bullshit. It
ain't about seniority moron. Its about lying job Dodgers who are lazy
and pussies.

Name: Butt-Hurt Extra Engineerís 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 24 September 2019

Boo-hoo you had to work a yard job instead of  going down the road to
see your ugly girlfriend. 

Boo-hoo you had to spend the night with your wife.

Grow a pair, suck it up, and wait for your seniority to get better,
Babies.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 23 September 2019

Penis Pipes the conductors love vaping on their penis pipes

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 23 September 2019

Engineers are the nastiest bunch of guys on the railroad.Never seen
suppose to be grown men get a kick out of farting on somebody then
watch there reaction when the putrid smell engulfs the cab. Gets old

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

Lots of BS posted on this website.
And lots of the BS posted is by those who don't even know how to write
and somehow passed elementary school English.

Name: Sirtoppinhat
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years
Posted: 23 September 2019

Smoking/dick pipes/ and chewing dipping tobacco you bitches have to be
some of the dumbest backward ass fags out there.    I'm telling you
everyone knows you're a nasty uneducated basterd.

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

Brothers


It one for one now. That's the reason there is no use for a union
anymore. No one will stick together. Its me,me,me,!  The younger men of
today don't understand what it was like when the men fought hard for
change and the unions stood behind them.  Yes the unions were part of
the brotherhood, but now they are not. If you want them to do something
then everyone has to stand together and push them into a corner. Its
just sick! When they used to be at the front line before the men even
got there they were worth the money you paid for dues. Now its just one
big joke for them. You stand together or you fall for nothing! You want
something done now you play hard ball by yourself. They only take care
of the one with the balls. No more solidarity. You cant even put in
claims and demand that all members be made whole! It just one on one.
Good luck to the balls who is going after the lame and lazy job
dodgers. What's right is right. If your working with a bunch of skirts
then send them packing. Let them cry. The man is hurting right now
because they created a manpower shortage from hell. Use everything you
got to make them squirm. Used to be the tongue was mightier than the
sword. Now its the MEDIA!

Name: Vaping4fags
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 23 September 2019

Ban the Dick Pipes on all CSX property.

Name: JEEEZ
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 23 September 2019

JUST STOP!


Bunch of poser, basement foamers, distractors and blah blah!  Not
posting a damn thing of any value.  Love that last post. Nothing like
holding the company accountable for their favoritism and bullshit they
pull everyday.  Its funny how they love to deny anyone anytime to
qualify of other territories but then turn around and play stupid ass
games because they have man power shortages and cant fill jobs. If a
person wants to get qualified to work the whole damn system then let
them! If they want to answer the phone and work a thousand jobs then
let them! Dumb ass company cant see the benefit of this?

As for the job dodgers who play the crew callers who obviously don't
give a rats arss anymore, it sounds like your time is coming. Sitting
on a train being a professional train rider and dodging shit work aint
going to last long. Im pretty sure I know which divison this is
happening on.

Name: real  x futrama railroader
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 23 September 2019

get a life robin.come up with your own handle

Name: Loco
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 23 September 2019

Conductor


Apparently your new. I didn't take a job on the railroad because I
like playing with trains. I did it for the money. I know exactly how
your feeling.  This is how it works. The company has a manpower
shortage. They did this to themselves. They don't want to pull guys
off the boards and qualify them or make them current. They want them
for a warm body right now.  The reason they are not calling them for
jobs they know for a fact they aren't qualified or current is because
it will leave a record in their history. They want to cover it up!!!!! 
 If they keep calling them and they say they aren't qualified then it
puts their tits in a ringer. I got pulled off the extra board when I
first got hired after they failed to train me on all the jobs and put
back in qualifying/training by crew management. They threatened to pull
me off the board when I couldnt hold anything else and furlough men.
They had to put me on the jobs they didn't train me on. It was their
fault. It is always their fault when someone says their not qualified
because they were the ones who failed to train them.  Let me make
something very clear. There is a difference between not being qualified
and not being current. If you were already trained on a job but haven't
worked it in over 2 years then you are not CURRENT! You were still
trained and qualified. the rules say you are supposed to keep yourself
current or as they say "Qualified"!  If you could never hold the jobs
you didn't stay CURRENT on then there isn't a damn thing they can do
about charging you for not following the operating rules. If they go
back through your history and find out you could have bumped on the
jobs and stay current then yes they can nail you. This is a big game.
Some guys are sucks with their LC and the supervisors and get away with
this shit. They work nothing but road trains and never get forced on
yard jobs or locals that don't pay as much.
You have only one choice. If you haven't been going to your LC and
filing complaints or your superintendent then you need to. If you
already have and the shit is still going on then you got no choice but
to file ethics complaints. You'll have to blow the name in of the guys
who are being showed favoritism. Your complaint will be that they are
being allowed to make a larger income through favoritism. They are
being allowed to hold jobs that are the most lucrative and thus are
getting a better retirement as well. If you have a 40lk you could be
getting this money put in. The company is failing to follow its hiring
agreements. They are violating their own policies. As long as they
refuse to pull these guys off the boards and get them current or
qualified then they can not charge a single person in the system with
failure to keep themselves current.  CSX has a standard that has to be
followed. Every single employee who is hired to should be qualified on
every single job they are SUBJECT TO BE CALLED!  Old heads do not have
to worry about it. They have enough seniority to hold a job they want
and don't need to stay current on all jobs in their territory. Extra
board men who cant hold anything else are supposed to be qualified on
all jobs that the board protects.  You have every right to earn the
money they are making.  If the company wanted to handle this right then
they would ask each conductor they call on the extra board that says he
isn't qualified on the job if he had been previously trained and
qualified but just wasn't current. You can bet half will say they were
trained on the job years ago but aren't qualified anymore. BULLSHIT!
They then need to ask them why they didn't stay current.  If they can
prove they could never hold the jobs then good for them. If they could
then their butts need to be put on the jobs WITHOUT PAY  with a pilot.
Get it done! No one wants to get on a job that totally sucks and is
dirt pay. No one in their right mind wants to. But when their games
start effecting other people and their income that they have every
right to earn it is time to man up and do the right thing.

Name: conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 23 September 2019

X Futurama


Apparently you don't basement foamer. Rules was right. Now get your
hand out of your pants and read that fake rules book.


Question.... Is anyone else out there putting up with losing tons of
money having to work yard jobs all the time because the company refuses
to qualify all the guys on the extra boards on all the jobs they are
supposed to protect. There are about 4 of us out of 10 who are getting
put on hold to be used to fill vacant yard jobs while the other guy
gets all the high paying road jobs. They say they aren't qualified and
they just run around them. In fact I know one guy who brags they don't
even call him anymore . Just run around him. This is bullshit.  They
even held a hot shot train I was supposed to get over 30 minutes just
to call me for a worthless 8 hour yard job because the guy behind me
claims he isn't qualified to work yard jobs. Put his arss on it. I had
to get qualified on all the jobs I had to protect when I got forced on
the extra board. What the hell!

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

I know the operating rules better than all of you. Only thing I have to
worry about now is cashing my big railroad retirement checks when I
turn 62 years old and how to spend it. 500 dollars a month is nothing
to scoff at. Leave that shit hole today there is life after csx!

Name: HR 1748 Safe Freight act 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 23 September 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. 
5. safety of the crews and the public must come first!

Name: 
E-mail: Redd
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 22 September 2019

7 out of 10  men who vape would suck a dick.  Ref. JUUL interview
9-15-19.  
New flavor coming out Young Dumb and full of Cum. Expected to sale out
fast.

Name: Rules
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years
Posted: 22 September 2019

Futurama


Try again. Get your operating rules out and read them again. Pushing
and shoving moves are covered in a good faith challenge. Locomotives
are considered equipment and the FRA rule was quoted!

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

Engineers are always wrong ,

Name: X Futurama Railroader
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 22 September 2019

Wrong again Robin there's only three instances that you can call a
good-faith challenge or cording to CSX sucks rules you better get your
book out and read it again

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

Moving power  

Good one! If you don't feel safe then you got every right to do a good
faith challenge. Call the FRA and report unsafe working conditions.  Its
just a joke out here. Damn detectors that you cant understand a damn
thing they are saying. Signals blocked by trees. Power with no dynamics
in the lead. Wrong car wrong train. Missing or extra cars(Just about
every damn trip) and the list goes on.

Vapors...Your days are coming.  I didn't want cameras. No one does but
your lame asses are a good reason for it. If the other person doesn't
want to smell your shit then put it the hell out. You got no right to
impose your nasty crap on anyone else. 
Now go ahead poser moles and post some more of your ignorant crap. Your
the reason we got cameras. Your the reason they will start recording our
conversations in the cab. Its you self absorbed pups who cause all the
trouble and drawl attention to everyone else. Railroad is no place to
puppies.

Name: Retired RR employee
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for N/A
Posted: 22 September 2019

Labor Protection....  so looks like the lawyer route. Tried the Union
Rep route...yup, ..waste of time.

Name: OldHat
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 22 September 2019

Conductor 1-10

Keep running that  vape sucker. You will be  layed off soon enough Jr.

Name: YourDaddy
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 22 September 2019

Williard is full of dick puffing vapors.  Glad to see you fags out of a
job.

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

Next piece of shit conductor puffing his dick pipe.  Is getting my 12
1/2s up their ass.

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

We here at csx will not be paying , you should be reporting your union
brothers for breaking rules in place . You will be terminated too for
not reporting  . Vape this

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

Hello CSX

If Smoking /Vaping is not put a stop to.   There are going to be a lot
of lawsuits against CSX.  I'm sick of working with some dipshit
puffing on some pipe.  I don't smoke and I don't have to second hand
smoke.  Someone will have to pay.

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

Why do engineers take the reverser with them to the bathroom , SMH ,
vape this

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

All you vaping conductor  Fags .  How about puffing on this 8 inch 
engineer cock.

Name: Moving power by yourself
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 22 September 2019

If you have to move power and your by Yourself put the bitch in throttle
eight just for some new excitement. Ya

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

May I have another

Goods to cu be bac up n that bitch.  Me hopes tha snoFortt be bigger
and tighter thiz Tim.  Me hopes ute bee doin clean ale yer.  Gots me
som nu kiks. Me hopes to bee gettin me a blond.  Nu kiks and be nu wip.
 Lif be Goode on tha raiill.  Cach ute lader my brotha.

Name: cond
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 21 September 2019

x rama/may I 

please spare is your crap.

Name: May I have another
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 21 September 2019

Yo my brudas you be lettin the stressors be gettin to yaz. looking like
da jerry springer up in dis bitch. It's almost snow fort wether an I
still be seeing the hot blonde down da rode. I be off dis weekend wit
da fmla. Ain't nobody boderin me bouts that. Gotta rest my balz a few
days an I might mark backs up. I need to funnel a few cold beer tho
after readin these posts. Damn it be hurtin me to read bout my union
brudas. Oh well Y'all hang in dere while I be hanging out.

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

X futurama you left but keep posting on a site about a company you USE
to work for. Yea nice life you got there bud.

Name: Hugh Jorgan
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 21 September 2019

X futurama rr earth.

Are u the same one that built the snow fort last winter and hung out
with the neighbors wife?  I get a kick out of your exploits!  keep up
the shenanigans, and csx still sucks!

Name: X Futurama Railroad Earth
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 20 September 2019

Just sitting down here in the basement eating some meatloaf remember and
how bad it sucks to work at CSX...
And how good life is now on a Friday I'm at home fixin to take a
shower eat dinner have a couple of beers and go to bed and I don't
even have to watch my phone cuz it ain't going to be ringin!!!

Name: Rules
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years
Posted: 20 September 2019

Evansville


Sorry!!!!    FRA CFR rule 218.99 addresses the rules for shoving and
pushing movements. 
Point protection(section 3)-When rolling equipment or a lite locomotive
consist is shoved or pushed, point protection shall be provided by a
crewmember or other qualified employee by:

Too lengthy to post all but using a camera system or other
technological means is allowed provided that it and the procedure for
use provides an EQUIVALENT level of protection to that of a DIRECT
VISUAL DETERMINATION BY A CREW MEMBER OR OTHER QUALIFIED EMPLOYEE
PROPERLY POSITIONED TO MAKE THE OBSERVATION!

Is what you did a violation? I would say yes. The company will say no
because it thrown into the employees lap to take the responsibility to
do what was necessary to make sure all switches were lined properly
which mean getting off the locomotives and making sure everything is
lined properly.  The whole thing reaks of major stink. This is a good
example of using the GOOD FAITH CHALLENGE! CUTTING CORNERS IS NOT AN
ACCEPTABLE SAFETY PROCEDURE!

Name: Rules
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 20 September 2019

Evansville

You will find that the FRA will not side with you on this issue. Sounds
like someone is trying to impose a one man crew issue.
First, Im assuming you are an engineer or you wouldn't be moving the
locomotive. Second, if you do not feel safe getting off the power and
leaving it behind while you do the work all you have to do is apply the
handbrake, do your set up rules, do your one minute test and proceed to
get down and throw the switch.  There is a rule you can use to your
advantage. All engineers can get down off of their power without tying
handbrakes when watching a roll by inspection. All you have to do is
set the automatic, independent brake, switches and take the reverser
with you. This is allowed out on the line of road. If it is safe to do
out on the line of road it should be safe to do it anywhere else,
especially if you only have light power. The rule says you can be NO
CLOSER than 30 feet from a train that is passing you but it doesn't
say you can't be farther away. You must not be closer than 25 feet
from the end of standing equipment. In your situation you don't have
to be more than 25 feet away unless you are backing the motors through
the switch which then you should stop the motors 50 feet from the
switch before throwing it. You better be able to see everything from
your seat as well. If it is dark then walk the entire length of where
you are going to travel before you move the motor to cover your arss.
Remember too that the company rewrote the unattended and unmanned rules
so that it gives you more power to decide how far away from the
equipment you can be while switching. As long as you think you can get
back to it quick enough to take control of it then you are good to go
by the new definitions! Call your LC. I believe there will be a penalty
claim and some safety issues that need to be addressed. Having you move
motors, get down and throw switches by your self is making you perform
work as 2 different crafts. In fact, if it were me, I would put in a
claim for working as a conductor and as a utility man. If you weren't
assigned a utility man to assist you because there were no conductors
available to work with you then it could be considered as performing
the same work. There are issues 
here.  MAKE THE PHONE CALLS!

Another note-Locomotives are considered equipment per the definition
provided in the operating rules glossary. Make sure you repeat the
distance to go while making backing moves on light power if you can not
use hand signals.  Yes, the 3 step protection rule makes this a
conflicting issue and has been a thorn in the side of crews for years,
but a motor is still considered equipment.

Name: Evansville
E-mail: 
Employed as: Yard Master, for 1-10 years
Posted: 20 September 2019

I need to know the fra regulation on moving a locomotive by yourself at
night in a yard through switches. No one at the yard except for you.
Please asap this is a big safety issue!!

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

It's like my Daddy always told me. He would rather have a Sister in a
Whorehouse than a Brother in Production.

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

HA!



Amen brother! You got it right brother. Where are the smart brothers at
when we need some support. No where to be found. So they can strike and
walk out but we cant? why are we even in the same unions as the sheet
metal workers? they can strike.
And the discipline policy they have now? GOOD QUESTION!  I didn't
really notice the time limits but I knew they changed. Your right. they
don't say a thing about how long you can be out. I'll have to read our
union agreement on discipline procedures later. Im going to ask my LC
too about the time limits. 

HEY ALLIE POSER... take that crap somewhere else! Your subject is a
dead horse and this crap was posted a long time ago about the time the
topics got hot on here.  You aint fooling anyone. Looks like the last
post got someone hot under the collar. Maybe its the union and not the
company. Good question on where the other smart members are when we
need them for support!

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

Moron eng 1-10

   To say youríe stupid would be a great understatement.

Name: HA
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 19 September 2019

Monty


One, we are not allowed to strike. Two, the unions wont back us because
they didn't approve laying down on moving freight. They will throw us
under the bus. They will only jump on board if we all stick together
and there are so many laying down that the company cant pull everyone
out of service. They will jump in and claim they are the ones who
started the whole thing and demand the companies do what they want in
return for "calming us down!" This is how they work. WE have to start
the dirty work so they wont have the mess on their hands!

The big question is why in the hell would any of us lay our jobs on the
line for a group of workers who haven't done a damn thing to show us
any support. Where the hell are they when we are screaming all the time
about our agreements being raped and our pay being stolen. How about the
abusive attendance policy and now the abusive discipline policy. I
haven't seen or heard one damn sheet metal worker talk to the press or
media about our situation. Have you seen a petition from the auto
workers or the sheet metal workers asking for help for us? We are in
this fight on our own. Not moving auto freight wont do a  damn thing to
help. they are fighting their battle and they don't need our help. Let
them jump on board with our fights then maybe I might consider jumping
on theirs. 
AS for the abusive discipline policy, Im still waiting for an answer
from 2 LC on what the hell the time lines are for the company keeping
you out of service or "FIRED!"  There is no more 15 or 30 day level
for being pulled out of service. You wont find it anywhere in the
policy.  I had a trainmaster stand right there in front of me and 2
other men stating that the company did away with it because too many
worthless men where using the 15-30 days off as a vacation and didn't
care because they got paid OOS and it didn't hurt their income. He
said, and I quote his exact words...."Now, the company can pull you
out of service for a major as long as they want. There is no time limit
stated in the new policy. It just says in cases where you are out more
than 5 days and they let you come back it will be time served!"   He
is absolutely right. How long can they keep you out playing games with
your life. 1 year? 2 years?  How long?
There had got to be some kind of limit that is allowed. I cant get a
straight answer from the LC!  There has to be a side letter or
something grandfathered in writing stating how long they can keep you
"Fired" before they can call you back without going to arbitration.
So where is the UAW and the sheet metals workers at on this one? What
have they had to say in the way of support for us!

Name: Monty Burns
E-mail: 
Employed as: M of W, for 10-20 years
Posted: 19 September 2019

Moron

Good question, considering the Teamsters have declared solidarity with
the UAW. Also what consequences could we expect from the company if we
refuse to move said freight, and what legal recourse would we have when
CSX undoubtedly disciplines us for refusing to do so?

Name: Moron
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 19 September 2019

Are we still hauling GM products? What do we do if we get an auto rack
loaded with GM products? Do we refuse the train and support out union
brothers and sisters? Oh, I was thinking about reality for minute...we
are in the kangaroo bizzaro world of csxt and itís sham union. BLET is
CSXT corporate.

Name: Monty Burns
E-mail: 
Employed as: M of W, for 10-20 years
Posted: 18 September 2019

When are we gonna grow some balls and strike like the autoworkers? Every
contract we get dicked. Negotiations begin this fall, it's time to man
up and vote down these shitty contracts.

Name: HELP!
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 18 September 2019

Investors

UBS cuts csx price target to $75 from $81, maintains neutral rating.

Avon is at it again. Just one circus act after another. No utility men.
Hump office moved again. Bulletin for remote on hump lead never
cancelled. No remote zone board installed and crew still taking the
signal out on the main.  Its just one crazy show after another. 

God someone please bring conrail back!

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

September 18, 2019.......and CSX STILL SUCKS!

Greedy corporate bastards at the top just waiting to take the money &
run.

No safety program whatsoever, its all a scam.  Nobody at CSX cares if
you die.

The company is too cheap to pay for anything, start bringing in your
own toilet paper...lol.

Attendance policy? points system is set up for failure among all
employees, this is where the poor ethics really shows!

Harassment & discrimination has always been there, just worse now than
ever.  If you don't work fast enough, you're fired.  If you have an
accident working too fast, you're fired.

Courtesy & professionalism?  Yeah right, its never existed.  Courtesy
means POLITE, CSX is RUDE.  Professionalism?  a professional would know
how to run a railroad...lol

Name: HR 1748 Safe Freight Act 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 18 September 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. 
5. safety of the crews and the public must come first!

Name: Labor Protection 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 17 September 2019

Retired Union member, the first person to speak with is the union
representative. However that, as we all know, can lead to a pretty
quick dead end. If the union doesnít do its job, said employee should
seek to retain personal legal counsel. An FELA attorney would be a
great place to start.

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

HR freight

if they build them like they do in my terminal could be a real
disaster. Just had a train that TO damn near tore up a half a dozen
times. Too much weight on the rear and almost 3 miles long. Had to save
it each time. Just another example of their stupid crap!

Name: retired union member
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for N/A
Posted: 17 September 2019

LABOR PROTECTION RELATIONS:::: OK, THANKS FOR THE LEGAL QUOTE. How does
it work in practicality?  How does a union worker whose job was cut due
to merger, get the one year severance pay?  File a claim? With whom? Is
there a statute of limitations?  gotta see a FRLA lawyer to get paid?

Name: HR 1748 Safe fright act 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 17 September 2019

New York Air Brake has unveiled its newest autopilot train control
software, which could allow for complete automation of trains when
released for purchase.
Railroad executives and other industry leaders witnessed the latest
iteration of the manufacturerís LEADER on-board train control and
energy management system and its innovative ability to start and stop a
heavy-haul train during a demonstration on Aug. 27 at the Transportation
Technology Center, Inc., in Pueblo, Colo.
According to a news release from the company, the new system controlled
the throttle, dynamic brake, independent brake and air brakes on a
positive train control-compliant train with three locomotives and 30
loaded wagons as it traveled along 48 miles of test track. Jason
Connell, senior vice president of marketing, sales and service for the
manufacturer, said by controlling how a train starts and stops, the
newest version of LEADER, which stands for Locomotive Engineer
Assist/Display and Event Recorder, can help engineers further reduce
fuel consumption and collisions between rail cars, cargo impact and, in
worse case scenarios, rollovers.
ďIt can be a fully autonomous running train from start to stop,Ē he
said, adding that the new system ďcontinues to help cement us as a tech
leader in the industry.Ē
While the software exhibited initial success, the company plans to hold
more tests and demonstrations for the latest LEADER iteration before it
begins to sell the product.
Mr. Connell said he believes deploying the product in U.S. trains may
take longer than in other countries because the railroads across it
have many obstructions, particularly road crossings, that other
countries lack. He also said he does not expect the new system to
displace engineers on the trains. Workers in Irving, Texas, develop
LEADER, but Mr. Connell said the acclaim and prospective success of the
product benefits all company locations, including its headquarters in
Watertown. LEADER controls the brakes manufactured by the company. We
continue to demonstrate our desire to advance our company,Ē he said.
The iterations of LEADER that are available have been incorporated into
more than 5,000 locomotives worldwide.

WASHINGTON Ė Hours after New York Air Brake announced that it had run a
heavy freight train with no crew on board, union officials dismissed the
test as nothing more than an unrealistic experiment. On Friday morning,
the company announced that it had operated a 30-car freight train with
its LEADER on-board train control and energy management system in full
control. The test took place on Aug. 27 at the Transportation
Technology Center Inc. test track in Pueblo, Colo.  In an interview
with Trains News Wire, John Risch, National Legislative Director of
SMART Transportation, North Americaís largest rail trade union, notes
that running a train on a secure test track is a lot easier than
running one out on an actual railroad. 
ďThatís not real world train operations,Ē he says. ďThere were no other
trains to meet, no crossings to deal with, no pedestrians around.Ē 
Union officials have been raising the alarm in recent years that
technology like LEADER and positive train control could lead to
single-person train crews or even driverless trains. Union officials
say either scenario would lead to a decrease in safety. 
We still need to have two people aboard every freight train in the
United States,Ē Risch says. ďJust like we still have two pilots on
every plane, even though a plane can basically fly itself.Ē

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

Illinois has become involved in a national debate over minimum staffing
ratios on freight trains. 

In May, the Federal Railroad Administration withdrew a proposed rule to
require minimum crew sizes. 

"After closely examining the train crew staffing issue and conducting
significant outreach to industry and public stakeholders, FRA
determined that issuing any regulation requiring a minimum number of
train crewmembers would not be justified because such a regulation is
unnecessary for a railroad operation to be conducted safely at this
time," wrote Ronald Batory, administrator of the FRA. 

The rule was initially propsed by the FRA in 2016, following a fatal
2013 accident in Lac-Mťgantic, Quebec, Canada, when an unattended
freight train rolled down a hill, killing 42 people. Another 2013
accident involving a BNSF train in Casselton, North Dakota caused no
fatalities but drew widespread media attention.

The FRA received nearly 1,600 comments on their decision to withdraw
the minimum staffing rule proposal. All but 39 backed the requirements.
Most of the supporters of a rule identified themselves as current,
former or retired train crewmembers. The opponents were largely
associated with industry groups. 

As part of the decision, the agency also prevented states from passing
their own mandates. But in August, Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed a law
requiring two-person crews on trains passing through Illinois in direct
contradiction of the federal directive.

The bill was sponsored by state Sen. Terry Link (D-Indian Creek). 

ďWith federal bureaucrats failing to act to protect public safety, it
is clear states must act on their own,Ē Link said in a statement. ďThis
is simply a matter of protecting the general public. Two-person crews
can react more efficiently to mechanical failures or equipment
malfunctions and can potentially save lives in a serious situation.Ē

The industry-backed Association of American Railroads argues staffing
is a collective bargaining issue that bears no weight on train safety,
especially as more processes are automated.

ďPositive Train Control (PTC) Ė new technologies designed to prevent
certain types of human error and a top priority of the Administration Ė
is one game-changer; others not yet imagined may follow," said Ian
Jefferies, the president and CEO of the AAR, in prepared remarks.
"Allowing railroads the flexibility to adjust their operations to
reflect the capabilities of technologies like PTC will help advance
railroadsí mission to achieve an accident-free future."

Wes Ekstedt, a BNSF train conductor from Galesburg and the secretary
for a local SMART TD trade union, said there needs to be two pairs of
eyes on the tracks. 

ďItís pretty obvious for us as crew members, that having two members up
there allows us multiple eyes on the track if anything were to impede
us," he said. Currently, he operates with an engineer in the cab with
him, but he said one or both of the current jobs may go away. 

Ekstedt said the railroad companies are looking to trim spending on
employee wages and benefits to make up for new safety technology
purchases mandated by the government. He argues cutting back on human
personnel is dangerous. 

Nevada and Washington state are suing the federal government to
override the rule, as are various unions.

Name: Monty Burns
E-mail: 
Employed as: M of W, for 10-20 years
Posted: 17 September 2019

Turn in an injury? Better believe you're a marked man. Safety is only
used as a weapon.

Name: Safety
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 17 September 2019

Conductor humping cars last night at Radnor yard in Nashville got the
side of his boot pulled under the wheel. He was lucky he didnít loose
his whole foot. Ambulance called. Usually the first move of the day or
the last move of the day things happen. When jobs get cut they furlough
people the rest of the men are forced to pick up the slack. When that
happens trainmasters running around pushing crews people start rushing
get in a hurry things happen. We work  around a lot of unforgiving
heavy equipment. No time for job briefing. We donít have time to sit
down and review our orders any more. Most places have even taken the
chairs we sit in. No time to sit down let just get out there get it
done make it happen. Trainmasters in Nashville are all on 14 hour days
with no off days. How can they work efficient when running tired. How
can the crews work efficient if they are working short handed cut cut
cut furlough furlough furlough and donít kiss a day of work no off
days. Just think of how much a brand new guy does today. Just marked
up. RCO Conductor!!!!! Heís the switchmen engineer for men bleedmen
skate man clerk.  The list goes on and on. All this but letís be safe.
When you have questions ask!!!! Thereís no one to ask they done away
with everyone. Less people you pay makes for a more profitable railroad
at the top bottom line. They have money for stupid things like more
cameras drones. Letís try and spend money on silly things then it
doesnít work oh well millions lost. How about drones I like that idea
flying over the yard which creates distractions. Now with the push for
one man they say well with all this money we spend on PTC we have to
get something in return!!!!!  They have to cry about spending some on
safety!!!! Really!!! How about all those other jobs they cut where did
that money go!!! How about all the record breaking profits they made
and putting men out of work! Didnít hear anyone crying about that!!!
The message here is be safe donít get hurt. Try and not get in two big
of a hurry. Regardless of being forced to get out there no time to talk
about the situations we are put in.

Name: Old head
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 16 September 2019

I retired from CSX. It was tough but worth it. Hang in there.

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

Trainmaster/supervisor


Did you fail English in high school?

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

M&W


Spot on brother. Now poser TM is chiming in again.. Sounds like the UTU
GC office is getting some padded pockets.  Maybe the post about the no
way bill problem caught someone's attention.  Wrong train, wrong
paperwork. stop trains, lost cars and the horse and pony show goes on. 
Might be the info that rules puts out there too.  It never ends with
this circus. Its their own fault. they create the beds they sleep in.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Engine repair, for 10-20 years
Posted: 16 September 2019

Anything about a furlough in Waycross today?

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

Whining and crying ole they treat me bad they expect me to work and know
the rules and FOLLOW them they suck...bunch of lazy morons is all y'all
are period. There are some Good employees for sure who work hard and
safe but far to many lazy morons on r.r. today.

Name: Time flys 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 16 September 2019

36 years went by pretty fast. My last three years was with hh as ceo. It
was tough at times but the pay check was always in the bank.  My first
year of retirement was a dream come true.put one foot in front of the
other and you will get there one step at a time. It was a love hate
relationship being a rr.  There is Life after the rr life spending
those pension checks. Hang in there brothers and sisters.

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

Look at me I quit and post on a csx sucks site all day.  Mom bring me
some meatloaf to the basement.!

Name: X Futurama Railroader
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 16 September 2019

..... who said any thing about retiring with less than 30 years before
you were 62?
I didn't I just made the statement that you can quit the railroad
after you have at least 10 years and retire at 62 at a reduced rate and
like the one guy said as long as you contribute well to your 401k
you'll retire fine you don't need to live a horrible life at CSX sux
hole

Name: Monty Burns
E-mail: 
Employed as: M of W, for 10-20 years
Posted: 15 September 2019

Someone was onto something the company didn't like. Notice how the
company moles switched the conversation to RRB. Y'all fell for it
again.

Name: Enough!
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 15 September 2019

STFUP! 
 
this is a safety thread. Not retired old 101 gossip.

Paperwork a frickin joke again! Trees blocking signals and no shit
being done about it. Rather put out banners than clean up the damn
view!  Damn train line up is a joke again. Ghost trains popping up
everywhere. Back to this shit again. getting caught short because you
can't get a real line up on the IVR or the damn crew screen. Utu is
selling us out. Backing the company on miscalls when the train line ups
are not correct. Union agreement says info is to be provided in the
information systems but GC says if you miss a call for a train that was
on line up TOO BAD! BULLSHIT! If your caught short because CSX screwed
up the info by not adding trains until 10 minutes before t
called or not at all then you got a valid claim. EXAMPLE: When you are
moved up from 6 times out to 1st because they called a bunch of ghost
trains and get called 8 hrs earlier than you expected that is bullshit.
It doesnt matter if the train you got called for was on the line up if
you weren't in line for it! We've been down this road before!!!!! 
IT'S CALLED F..KING WITH OUR QUALITY OF LIFE. SCREWING WITH OUR
ABILITY TO SCHEDULE ANYTHING OUTSIDE OF WORK! NOT PROVIDING THE PROPER
INFO IN THE INFORMATION SYSTEM!
It's time to start flooding the GC office with the form they put out.
Hell, the BLET was involved in this deal. Fill out the train line-up
report. Send it to your legislative rep. When the GC Sides with the
company then the writing is on the wall. Go over his damn head!

Name: BillyDee
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 15 September 2019

X Futurama RRer

If you're saying you can quit with 10 plus years and at age 62 you
will draw an annuity at a reduction you are correct.

If you're saying you can quit with 10 plus years and draw before
you're 62.  That is incorrect. 

The only way someone can receive an annuity before 60 with 30 years or
less than 30 at 62.  Would have to be an occupational disability or a
full disability as defined with the social security administration.

Name: X Futurama Railroader
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 15 September 2019

You got it right retired meatball everybody should call the Railroad
Retirement Board just like I did and get the real information again I
got it in writing I know for a fact I know other people that quit and
are now on Railroad Retirement you do not have to stay there for 30
years and once you're vested after 10 years you're getting Railroad
Retirement if there's anybody that wants to quit just call Railroad
Retirement they'll explain it to you and then you could go and get a
life like I did

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

Railroad Retirement:
Hope everyone who looks at this site ignores the posts from X Futurama
Railroader.  And, others don't have it down quite right either it
seems. 
 
If/when think eligible for disability or retirement, do proper
research, confer with RRRB reps.  Don't count on meatballs for
accurate true advice and information.

Name: RULES
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years
Posted: 14 September 2019

T&E


What the hell is going on out there! What's up with these NO way bill
work orders. Had a report that a crew arrived at their terminal and it
was discovered they had several No way bills on their work order. The
chief wanted their heads on a platter. It was said he even threatened
to make the conductor go out and open the containers to find out what
was in them. Had to park the train for over 4 hours until they could
get it figured out. So how is this happening? Has to be some serious
miscommunication within the clerk/shipping office! Why would anyone
issue a work order to a crew that has information indicated on it that
there were cars in the train missing way bills! Are these people not
trained to look for this?  And as for the military cars that someone
stated they had No way bills for, no way(no pun intended) in hell I
would move them without some kind of info as to what was in them! Could
be explosives, tear gas, ammunitions or who knows what! If the commodity
is that top secret it shouldn't be moved by any railroad without a
military crew shadowing the train and someone available to provide
immediate emergency response for the crew!

Rule 4003.1-CSXT Train documentation.  READ IT! The Chief train
dispatcher can authorize you to take a train with bad paperwork. Get
his/her initials and time on radio. NOT ON YOUR PHONE! If you must use
your phone record the conversation or have it on speaker phone with
more than one witness to the conversation.

Take a look at rule 4500.2 and rule 4500.3!  AMUZING! A golden star
will be issued to the first poster who points it out!  LOL!

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

Too many out here are all about themselves.   Itís unfortunate that we
donít stick together as 1,    If so we would be miles ahead!!!!   Iím
tired of everyone that believes they are entitled!!!

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

Exactly what I've been saying skip the online because some people that
are ignorant don't understand what they're reading just call the
Railroad Retirement Board and as long as you've been at the railroad
for more than 15 years you can quit now and still get railroad
retirement and you don't have to worry about being involved in a
rear-end Collision

Name: conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 14 September 2019

JEEZZ!

Who gives a rats butt about retirement. Get on line and do some
research or call the damn retirement board. Worry about it when your
getting ready to leave!

You got rear end collisions on the Nashville divisions and banner
violations. You got Red signal violations on the Great lakes and you
got a serious Chemical spill with fire and evacuations on the UP
railroad right outside of the csx yards. They are testing the hell out
of people right now and they are drug testing crews out the wazoo!
Better get your rule book out and pay attention. Your getting tested on
sterile cab too! Better make sure you tell the dispatch or any
supervisor who tries to talk to you while your under sterile cab that
you are!  Watch the damn detectors too. Heads up engineers! Putting
banners right on detectors and crossings. Testing your arsses for
running under 8mph on detectors and screwed up messages.  the detector
rules have some screwed up gray areas. If you got a key train don't
forget even if you don't find something wrong you still got to run 30
till next detector. Its in your hazmat rules. Don't forget the gates
have to be down 20 seconds before you get in the crossing. They got
banners right next to the road crossing don't get caught up in this
rule by getting on the crossing too early. If the gates wont stay up
flag it!   Shitz is getting deep!

Name: Iím retired
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 14 September 2019

If some of you idiots donít start following the rules🙈 you will
never see retirement.

Name: x futurama rail;roader
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 14 September 2019

ignorance is bliss... what part of " I contacted the RRB and confirmed
I will get RR retirement both verbally and in writing " before I quit
?  You'd better stay working at shit hole express... you wont make it
far out here..stop reading information you cant understand.

Name: WTF!
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 14 September 2019

Brothers


MAN, I cant get a straight answer from a single supervisor. Do we have
to call the FRA all the time.  The HOS training book say we must mark
off with the crew caller before attending rules class and computer
based training. So if we do this course at home they should be marking
us off after we are rested to do it. It doesn't matter if we are at
home or we drive in to do it. We are supposed to be reporting this
training on our HOS. So Tm told someone we can do it at home and not
report it. I thought we were supposed to get paid for all training
courses. What the hell are we supposed to do. Has anyone called in yet
and tried to get marked off to do this HOS training and what happened.
Did you have to fill out an hos ticket when you got to work for doing
this training?

Name: Ignorance Sucks!
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 14 September 2019

*Source* - Railroad Retirement and Survivor Benefits 

Page 34- "Retirement annuities are not payable by the RRB unless the
employee has five years of creditable service after 1995 or ten years
of service at any time."

"Survivor annuities are not payable unless the employee had a current
connection with the railroad industry and either five years of
creditable service after 1995 or ten years of service at any time." 

"In either of the above circumstances, if the requirements are not met
the employees retirement credits are transferred to the Social Security
Administration and treated as Social Security credits."

Name: WAKEUP
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 14 September 2019

DIPSHITZ!!!!!!

None of you are going to have a job if you don't stop taking trains
with paperwork that is illegal as hell. Idiots just rolled in with a
train and tried to hand off paperwork that was loaded with NO WAY BILL
cars out the wazoo!  There was no tonnage graphs available. Do you
idiots not know why the tonnage graph has the notation at the bottom
that says...THE ENGINEER WILL BE PROVIDED A LEGIBLE TONNAGE GRAPH?

Call the damn FRA and ask them to explain it to you if you cant figure
it out. Don't run a train if your that stupid!  Just mark off. If the
Tm or any other idiot tries to run you out without your proper paper
work call the damn Fra. It is rumored that one Tm told a crew that they
had PTC and it had the information of the train downloaded into it. They
could use that for information. What kind of retards are these people
hiring. Your PTC must match your paperwork. You must check both of them
to make sure they correspond.
Call the damn FRA and get a lesson if your that stupid.

Tonnage graph

1 Length
2 Loads
3 empties
4 weight
5 Hazmat placement
6 Car type and location
7 Build of train
8 location of long and short cars
9 Placement of heavy and light loads
10 car axles
11 commodity identification codes
12 speed restrictions
13 car handling restrictions
14 car that are enroute to be repaired
etc,,,etc,,etc,,,

N MEANS NO BILL!

Your an engineer. Do you not know the rules for use of dynamic when
handling long cars in sharp curves and turnouts. How about your air
rules. If your a seasoned engineer and have half a brain in your head
you should know better than to leave without a legible tonnage graph on
any train. You know what happens with slack when you have long cars like
autoracks with loaded tankers behind them. You know what can happen when
you have light empty flats sitting in between heavy loads. Everyone of
you know you get trains all the time that aren't built properly. Put
the heavies on the rear instead of the head end. 
PTC AND "TO" does not exempt any engineer from being responsible for
his train and the paperwork required by the FRA. "TO" is not
failproof!
Stop your stupid crap and grow some balls.

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

Thank you...
The railroads want you to think that so they can treat you like a slave
and you won't quit

Name: Tot
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 13 September 2019

I'm sick of all you dumbasses believing and passing bs down the line.

5 years of service you're vested with tier 2
10 years of service you're vested with tier 1 RRB has jurisdiction no
matter if you quit and open up a lemonade stand.
20 years at any age or 10 years and age 60 occupational disability this
where you must have a current connection.
30 years and age 60 you draw full annuity wth no deductions
Less than 30 years of service age 62 can draw with a reduction.
Best 60 months is factor in equation of annuity.

Tier 1 is basically social security but pays at a higher rate because
you dipshits paid in at a higher rate
Tier 2 is your pension
You draw tier 1 and tier 2 regardless if you're married or not.
Your spouse draws a percentage of tier 1 and 2 just like a spouse draws
a percentage of someone who draws social security regardless if your
spouse ever worked.

P.S don't be a dipshit and not contribute to a 401K or think you will
wait till you're an engineer. You may never be an engineer.  Time is
money.

Name: Hy
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 13 September 2019

Once you're vested it doesn't matter if you get fired or quit and flip
burgers.  You will draw rrr at 60 if you have at least 30yrs or 62 with
a penalty without 30 years.    The rr doesn't have shit to do or a say
in your rrr.

Name: Idiots
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 13 September 2019

What the hell is a atomization? Good lord you guys are idiots

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

Nope your wrong and I know 100% you are.

Name: x futurama rail;roader
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 13 September 2019

wrong . wrong and wrong. once your vested you get rrr. at a reduced rate
but like Ive  repeatedly said I got the atomization and was happy with
the monthly amount. people can make up their own mind. call rrr and
they'll explain it. and I know people that quit working for csx shit
hole and their drawing there rrr as we speak

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

They will send you a summary of your benefits and what you draw but
that's with the understanding you are going to keep paying in or go
out disabled. Once you VOLUNTARILY QUIT and you start paying into
SOCIAL SERCURITY (if that is what your next job pays in to) and Break
your 2 YEAR connection then you will draw Tier I which is SS basically.
Years ago the government borrowed out of RR. TIER I was established as a
payback. Tier II is our retirement and spouse gets 48%. Again if you
break your connection and seek employment with a company that pays into
SS then you do not and will not get full RR. You will also have to work
until 65 or depending on birth year longer to collect what little you
get. Also if married and you pass before reaching age to collect your
spouse gets zero!

Name: X Futurama Railroader
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 13 September 2019

Don't take my word for it anybody on here that is sick and tired of
working at CSX simply call the railroad retirement office and they'll
explain it to you and even send you an atom ization of your benefits

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

Is a statement of benefits from the railroad retirement office good
enough for you of course I contacted them before I quit

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

Where do I send my check to support csx sucks

Name: Ignorance Sucks!
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 13 September 2019

Go to RRB.GOV
Click on "menu"
Click on "benefits"
Click on "retirement"
Click on "general information"

Download- Railroad retirement and Survivor Benefits.

Go to page 7,8,21. Must maintain a current connection with the railroad
industry.

Be careful that you do not have to be told the following:

https://youtu.be/M5QGkOGZubQ

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

You should have talked to RRB. My other half actually works for them.
Quit spreading your bs about vested and quiting and still getting rr.
You get teir 1 equivalent to SS. If your married and pass before your
significant other reaches 65 or later based on birth year they get
zero. You should actually talk to the board before spreading this.
People actually sit down with someone at RRB and talk before making a
decision. Quit if you want I don't have a problem but don't take
advice on a site like this but actaully do the research yourself and
base an educated decision then. Everyone is different. So no decision
about working for RR is wrong. Some do it and some quit but I know for
sure he will not get full RR with 20 years and get a job paying into
SS. Website plainly states about a voluntary leave and NO 2 uear
connection before retirement. Good luck.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 12 September 2019

Work Safe Work Hard : You are Exactly Right in your Attitude and Work
ETHICS. Need Many more with the Same to move The freight over the road
Safely and Efficiently.

Name: X Futurama Railroader
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 12 September 2019

Work hard work safe....
You probably worked at Burger King before you got there so it's the
greatest thing you'll ever have.
CSX sucks needs people like you keep up the good work

Name: X Futurama Railroader
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 12 September 2019

Update for work hard work safe
Anybody that's relatively Technical and is a good worker that will
show up every day is a highly sought-after employee you don't need to
be at CSX where you're not appreciate.
If you're vested and Railroad Retirement you're going to get it
don't let people BSU into believing you're going to lose your
Railroad Retirement quit and go get a job somewhere else with the
regular job schedule

Name: Work Safe-Work Hard
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 12 September 2019

I enjoy my job. Working in 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: conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 12 September 2019

CSX!!!

YOU SUCK! SUCK! SUCK! SUCK! SUCK! SUCK!


Im 4 F....king times out and you go and call 3 trains that weren't on
the damn line up for our pool! Just when a man thinks he's going to
finally get an afternoon off to get crap done to get the woman off his
back, you inept morons who cant keep track of where your damn trains
are go screw everyones schedule all to hell.  Man, you have been
pulling this bullcrap for just way too long. If you don't know where
your trains are or when they are getting close enough to put them on
the schedule then maybe homeland security should get involved. Come
on!!!!  You expect people to believe your that damn inept and clueless?
If you are then we need the feds to step in and take over your train
scheduling!  Help you find them. Keep an eye on where and when they are
out running.   You people just kill me!

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

Has the Railroad United Workers Union ever negotiated a contract with
CSX? Do they arbitrate claims with LR?  If not then why would one join?

Name: Bubba
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 10-20 years
Posted: 12 September 2019

FRA blitz !!!

They are tearing up the Rocky Mount yard.  Second time in my 17 years I
have seen it this bad.

Any other car locations going thru the same?

Name: HR 1748 Safe Freight act
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 12 September 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. 
5. safety of the crews and the public must come first!

Name: HR 1748 Safe Freight Act. 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 12 September 2019

If anyone is interested in joining railroad Workers United I highly
recommend it. Itís a great group of guys helping helping support our
railroad workers across the United States. They tell the truth how
things are whatís going on. Letís stand together protect our jobs. If
you havenít checked out there website 
http://railroadworkersunited.org/
Letís fix the hazards and not blame the workers. 
Are you a North American Railroader who:
Wants a stronger union that can stand up to carrier abuses?
Wants to put an end to the divide and conquer railroad tactics?
Wants your safety issues addressed at the workplace?
Believes rank-and-file railroaders should have a strong voice in their
union?
Wants railroad unions to negotiate contracts from a strong united
position?
Believes railroad labor unions should lead us in building the strength
of organized labor everywhere?
Letís stop this and put an end to all the talk about automation and
have a minimum of two person crews. Letís fix the work place hazards.
Letís come together and make things better. If this sounds like you and
your ready to take a stand and tired of nothing being done. Letís make
it happen join the Union thatís making it happen.

If you answered yes to any of these questions then you have come to the
right place.   Join RWU now and let us help you build rank-and-file
power, solidarity, unity and democracy in not only YOUR union but in
all the unions across the railroad industry.

Full memberships are also available for spouses, significant others or
family members of railroaders as well as for retirees. "Solidarity
Membership" is available to others outside of the railroad industry
but are supportive of RWU's goals and objectives, usually those in
related or auxilliary industries.

Name: exlc
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 11 September 2019

GEes

  There is no reason for you not to be paid overtime while in waiting
status and deadhead. The HOS programs have nothing to do with figuring
your overtime pay. They are programs set up for the FRA to be able to
keep tract of what the employees are doing.  There is no way you should
be screwed out of your overtime just from filing out an HOS screen.
Call payroll and ask them if the time you were in waiting status and
deadhead status was not reported because if it wasn't then you need to
call the FRA. Ask them to do an inquiry on the information for that day.
It wouldn't be the first time that someone was trying to cover their
tail for paying out too much overtime or spending too much on deadhead
expenses.  You should have no problem proving you were out there. You
wagon drivers branch manager will have proof that you were in the wagon
with their driver and at what time. This is not a union issue and do not
let them intimidate you into dragging it out with your LC if you find
that information is missing. This is an INTERDEPARTMENTAL PROBLEM. It
could be a computer program problem/glitch. Make sure all the
information went through the system correctly! If not you can also send
an email to the head of the finance department informing him/her of the
problem. It is your right as an employee to report these types of
issues.

Name: GEes44ac
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 11 September 2019

Watch your overtime on pay resumes just found two different days where
overtime was shorted after I had put in wait time and deadhead time in
the hos screen.  They paid overtime but shorted over 20 mins overtime
on both of them.

Name: retired
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for 30+ years
Posted: 10 September 2019

CSX 101


Its not rocket science. Its not hard to figure out.  To put it in a
nutshell, CSX is basically run one way and one way only.

Do this don't do that. Wait, don't do that do this now. Wait we just
changed that rule I think. When did we change that rule? Trains are
never scheduled on time. Hurry up and wait. Everything is subject to
change. CSX is a company of CHAOS!

Rumors are just a way on keeping it on going. This way no one really
knows what to expect. If everyone gets conditioned to expect a change
at any moment on any day at any time then it is easier to control the
masses. Only those who can handle constant confusion will stay on.
There is now and there will always be a monkey wrench thrown into the
mess.  The trick to surviving in a company such as csx is to take it
one day at a time, prepare to handle changes from sun up to sundown and
the most important of all is to know how to handle the crap that will
roll down hill and be blamed on the crews. Mangers talk a lot of crap.
They threaten when they are afraid and being intimidated by their
superiors. They have to vent and blame someone else. At the end of the
day 90% of them have to take the heat and will deal with the
repercussion. You come to work, you get your paperwork when you can and
work a yard job, local or you get on your power and pick up your cars
for the road or get a main line. You deadhead to an outlying job to
recrew or pick up at an industry. You deliver a train to an away from
home terminal or you bring your train home or deadhead home if the job
warrants it. THE CRAP THAT HAPPENS IN BETWEEN IS ALL DECIDED BY
MANAGEMENT. You have 12 hours to play the horse and pony show.
Sometimes it is a good run and sometimes it is a peter pan ride. In two
weeks you get your pay check. BITCHING CHANGES NOTHING! Spouting off
about how stupid management is does nothing. Raising your blood
pressure and stressing out is your fault. You let them win when they
make you as miserable as they are. Sit back and smile. Take your time.
Do not stress yourself. Do not run. Do not cut corners. Do not GIVE A
CRAP! Life is short and one day it will all be over. You will retire or
quit and look back on all of it as one big laugh.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 20-30 years
Posted: 10 September 2019

In my 22 yrs now working for csux... there really is only two types of
managers at this r.r.  Type #1 Shit Birds Type # 2 Blow Fly's...

Name: Labor protection
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 10 September 2019

Retired Union Worker

http://uscode.house.gov/view.xhtml?req=granuleid:USC-prelim-title49-section11326&num=0&edition=prelim

Name: loco
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 09 September 2019

Retired


Good question!  I had never heard of that law but I guarantee you Im
going to research it.  I just wonder if it is a law that has sat on the
books for so long no one remembers it or its one of those laws the
railroad keeps their mouth shut about. Like the Union not telling you
your rights as a Union Member in the United States. The LMRDA laws and
your rights to sue your unions. They keep all that quiet when they are
signing you on when you are hired. there are a lot of perks senior
citizens get that you don't know a thing about unless you read about
it by accident. Good luck on researching that one. Im going to!

Name: Retired Union Member
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for N/A
Posted: 09 September 2019

Any Federal Railroad Employee legislated rights regarding merger related
layoffs (Washington Agreement) knowledgable people out there?

How does a Railroad Union member (present or past) collect under the
Washington Agreement?  This was passed by Congress during the Great
Depression so the rail companies could not fuck over the Union
employees. For examples, If your rail company merged with another rail
line, and there were layoffs,  the people laid off are entitled to a
settlement payment (one year salary) from their company, and no loss of
pension benefits.  

  My question is, how does one go about collecting the Payout given
that all the conditions for receiving payment have been met? Union reps
I have spoken  to do not know about this law, and do not understand it. 
But it is there in black and white, and is still the law. It is called
The Washington Agreement (the Agreement was made by Roosevelt and all
the major carriers at the time to protect railroad employees). 

 Is there a statute of Limitations for collecting?  Can rights under
the Washington Agreement ever be contracted away or otherwise be given
up by the employee? Is the FRA administering this benefit now?  Any
information appreciated.

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

Brothers/FRA

Someone please explain to me what we are supposed to do if we derail
and roll over one of the trains we get with hidden military supplies on
it.  I was told when I went through school that you had to turn over
your work order to the emergency responders when they showed up at the
scene. They have to know where everything is in the train especially
hazmats. Well, what happens when you have military cars that are
classified navy, army, etc. and there is no paperwork telling you what
is in those cars. the work order has an "N" on it and there is no
description to be found about what is in those cars. Are we being
exposed to some serious gas or chemical warfare crap? I personally want
to know what the hell is rolling down the rail behind me. What are we
supposed to do. I guess if it happens toss the papers on the ground and
head upwind to high ground!

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

I wish I could go to engine school,   Iíll probably never see the seat!

Name: Vibration Exposure Claims
E-mail: scoop@up.com
Employed as: Corporate office, for N/A
Posted: 08 September 2019

All TE&Y Employees:

Stand by for the next update (Courtesy of UP) Excessive Lateral
Vibration Claims. Since a similar article was posted last year, UP has
either negotiated a promotion to management as a settlement, or a
flat-out settlement/buyout for all other claimants. And depends upon
who you are whether or not you're offered a promotion to management.

$,$$$,$$$.00

Name: Fact
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years
Posted: 08 September 2019

With the holidays approaching there will be a lot of ď Union Business ď
mark offs. Be prepared to fill in for your union brother. LCís lives
matter.

Name: Piss me off 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 07 September 2019

No engineer bonus next year looks like its time to retire oh well

Name: HR 1748 Safe Freight Act. 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 07 September 2019

RAILROAD WORKERS UNITED thatís how itís done highly recommend this site
to anyone!!!!!!!

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!

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. Railroads preach 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: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 06 September 2019

Folks this is pretty simple:    The  relentless focus on the operating
ratio is not a growth strategy, but a cutting strategy, and does not
promote the expansion of the industry.    If the Railroad continues to
operate then they will just operate until there is nothing left.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 06 September 2019

95 % of you guys would not last a day walking in a Train Masters Shoes..
can't handle the pressure.. would be crying and shivering within a
hour.. keep dunking and dodging till retirement.

Name: X Futurama Railroader
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 06 September 2019

That's like a guy who won't stop smoking because he says he's not a
quitter
All you guys do is bitch and think something's going to change well
it's not I was there for 20 years

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Engine repair, for 10-20 years
Posted: 06 September 2019

Russell lost some machinists and utility workers today.

Name: Not for your best interest 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 06 September 2019

Every Local chairman that Iíve encountered is in bed with lower
management. They suck the Trainmasters blind so they donít write them
up. Local chairman are in the pockets of the TM. They have a great gig
going on. They can lay off ď Union business ď anytime that they want
without any punishment or loss of pay. Your locals are gossip carriers
and true sucks. Wolves in sheepís clothing. Wise up people.

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

X futurama apparently your a quitter and can't read.

Name:  x futurama rail;roader
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 06 September 2019

hey moron Ö stop with " your gonna loose your railroad retirement" b.s
once your vested your gonna get it. you DO NOT GET SSI..
so man up stop bitching and quit.

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

SnapBack  wasn't the single system agreement due  to NS Ingram wanting
to get rid of the seniority moves and going to the bid system.   Since
we're going back to the national.  I want my fucking 48 hour
displacement back you crooked mother fuckers.

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

If your able to stay marked up as an engineer. There is no benefit in
staying in the utu.

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

Conductor 1-10

The difference is if you're in the utu and you're a marked up
engineer.  You can't vote on the contract that you work under.   You
will be represented by the utu Lc if you go to an investigation.   The
utu Lc will also be the one who writes your appeal.    

They must represent you but if he's an asshole he may just go through
the motions.

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

Blah Blah Blah I quit and wouldn't work for CSX for 10k a day.  Good we
don't need weak people. Enjoy you SS retirement and stay off the men's
site X weakling.

Name: X Futurama Railroader
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 05 September 2019

" safe crews law" " I didn't vote for my local chairman I didn't
vote for my contract blah blah blah
You guys sound like broken records CSX sux quit and go get a life.
Like I said I wouldn't work there for $10,000 a day

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 05 September 2019

I didn't vote my current general chairman in. I don't have a vote in
that. I just express to my LC who to vote for. Whether he does or not I
will never know.

Name: Blame game
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 05 September 2019

Blame,Blame,Blame. YOU voted your union reps in office. IF YOU WANT
CHANGE,THEN VOTE THEM OUT!!!!!!!







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 Name: Membership cuts
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 05 September 2019

Donít be surprised if your union dues go up. Before all the cuts at
csx
for union reps it was first class travel and prime rib and lobster.
For
your reps. To maintain these benefits for reps. Dues have to go up.
Because they have feelings to. A happy well fed rep. You get bang for
you buck at the bargaining table.  Remember solidarity people.

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Name: Membership cuts
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 05 September 2019

Donít be surprised if your union dues go up. Before all the cuts at csx
for union reps it was first class travel and prime rib and lobster. For
your reps. To maintain these benefits for reps. Dues have to go up.
Because they have feelings to. A happy well fed rep. You get bang for
you buck at the bargaining table.  Remember solidarity people.

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

I was Denied weather mark off!  I'm in the path of the hurricane. I
told Crew management Im evacuating so they could lay me off give me a
miss call or whatever they want.  

P.S F*CK YOU Foote and your C*NT managers running warning board test.

Name: HR 1748 Safe Freight Act S.197
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 04 September 2019

Got some more great news guys. Letís stay positive keep getting the word
out WE CAN WIN THIS ONE!!!!!! 
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!

Nevada AFL-CIO adopts resolution supporting two-person train crews
 September 4 ó The Nevada State AFL-CIO adopted a safety resolution in
support of Federal legislation mandating two-person train crews at its
63rd Constitution Convention in Las Vegas on August 29, 2019. 

The resolution was submitted by Brother Matt Parker, Chairman of the
BLETís Nevada State Legislative Board. The resolution asserts that the
best way to keep railroads safe is to implement new technology while at
the same time assuring that trains continue to be adequately staffed and
operated by a crew of at least two professionals. 

The safety resolution also is critical of actions by the Federal
Railroad Administration. Under the leadership of a corporate-friendly
appointee (former Conrail CEO Ron Batory), the FRA rescinded a proposed
two-person crew regulation and took action to preempt states from
passing their own train crew safety laws. 

The resolution reads in part: ďFRAís arbitrary and capricious action in
this matter is to the detriment of the safety of the public, which the
agency is responsible for protecting, therefore making the need to pass
Federal legislation requiring freight train crews of at least two
persons paramount.Ē

BLET and the SMART Transportation Division jointly filed a petition for
review of the FRAís actions in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth
Circuit. Three states ó California, Nevada and Washington ó have also
filed challenges in the same court.

Brother Parker said many AFL-CIO affiliates in Nevada ďare aghast at
the possibility of freight trains operated by less than two-person
crews.Ē 

BLET National President Dennis R. Pierce said: ďI thank the Nevada
AFL-CIO for adopting this resolution, and I compliment Brother Matt
Parker for his diligence on this issue.Ē

A copy of the resolution and a Fact Sheet can be downloaded here (PDF),
and the full text of the resolution is copied below. 

Before the 63rd Constitutional Convention of the Nevada AFL-CIO, 

A RESOLUTION; 

WHEREAS the safety of the public in regard to the risks associated with
the transportation of freight by rail is best served by BOTH
implementing new safety technology AND assuring that freight trains
continue to be operated by a crew of at least two professionals; and

WHEREAS to this end, the Nevada State Legislative Board of the
Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen, a member of the Rail
Conference of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, fought for
and successfully achieved legislation in the State of Nevada during the
80th Nevada Legislature requiring freight train crews of at least two
persons; and

WHEREAS the success in achieving this legislation involved the
outstanding support of the Nevada AFL-CIO and its affiliates; and

WHEREAS subsequent to such laws passing in Colorado, Nevada, and
Illinois this year, the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), under
the leadership of a corporate-friendly appointee of the Trump
Administration, took action serving no other purpose than to create
preemption of the state laws passed addressing the issue of train crew
size without otherwise addressing the issue; and

WHEREAS FRAís arbitrary and capricious action in this matter is to the
detriment of the safety of the public, which the agency is responsible
for protecting, therefore making the need to pass Federal legislation
requiring freight train crews of at least two persons paramount;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Nevada AFL-CIO and its
affiliates hereby commit to lending their support to the Brotherhood of
Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen as it fights to reverse the adverse
action of the FRA and pass Federal legislation requiring freight train
crews of at least two persons.

Name: loco 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 04 September 2019

brothers

Does anyone know what happened that caused them to get crazy about the
radio in the yards? first off if you read those positive ident. rules
they are a little confusing.  Do we use mobile base rule or train rule
in the yard. We don't  have a train in the yard. Road trains that come
in do. What happened. TM I asked said he didn't hear of anything. I'm
guessing someone didn't hear the count right and didn't repeat it
back so conductor didn't know he heard him wrong. Maybe slammed some
cars, damaged and derailed or something. I say just listen to everyone
else and say what their saying. If they write you up then they have to
bust every one else.

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

LOCO 20-30


It has been posted on here a hundred times but you morons just don't
get it.  Union agreements are in place to protect worker with their
working conditions and procedures for discipline etc. AGAIN FOR THE
HUNDRETH  TIME THEY ARE NOT TO SUPPLEMENT YOUR INCOME. YOU ARE NOT
ENTITLED TO BE PAID A CLAIM by a specific TIME unless it has been
agreed upon. When you are screwed out of PAY that is due you because
you were not compensated for a job that you are assigned in your job
description then you have a legitimate gripe for not being paid for
your assigned described work. When you are forced to do extra work or
work out of your assigned job description that is not being screwed out
of your  original assigned work. When your work assignment is extended,
added to or whatever and it is considered a violation that should be
paid as a penalty. That is not your negotiated pay for the original
assignment. That is a penalty to the company for violating your
agreement. It is meant to be punishment for forcing you to do more work
that your assignment is described. Too many of you don't want to put in
claims because you complain they wont get paid, they take too long, blah
blah.  That's not the point in putting in claims. The point is to try
your best to make them pay for their abuse of the agreement no matter
how little or how long it takes. If they keep violating the same
article over and over and you don't bring attention to it then it your
own fault if it keeps happening. Flood the Unions with paperwork up the
wazoo. Keep reporting the names of supervisors who keep doing it. If
you get to pocket that penalty claim then great. If you don't then be
a man and do what is right and keep pushing the claims and names of the
supervisors who keep raping the agreement. It takes paperwork, It takes
making a stink to get anything done. Again, claims are not to line your
pockets with extra pay if they are penalty claims that are filed because
they forced you to work beyond your agreed job description. As long as
you are paid what has been agreed for your original job the company
thinks you should be happy and just take the rest with your mouth shut.
Show them it doesn't work that way. File the claims and take it one day
at a time!

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

Why arenít we sticking together and doing what the United Auto Workers
are doing???

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 03 September 2019

Hey Labor Day, 
                          I will celebrate this labor day by working
during a mandatory evacuation and being told I cannot mark off weather,
and my lovely union that all the older guys laid the foundation for
remains silent. Not a dam word from anyone. They allow us to be raped
daily and you want us to celebrate and honor the same guys who lie in
bed with the company. You are a fool. 130 dollars a month for what ,
for a silent union that allows the company to rape and pillage us
everyday. Im sorry the battle cry of this union is put a claim in thats
the answer to everything. Let me ask you something. If they don't pay
me a day or a penalty that they owe me and I put a claim in and they
pay it 6 months later, or a year or whenever. What kind of penalty is
that. All I am getting is what I am due anyway the company just pays it
at a later date. What kind of penalty is that for the company. If a guy
works on my house and I don't pay him and lets say he sues me and all
I have to do is pay him what I owed anyway, what kind of deterrent is
that. No if i didn't pay him and he had to sue me there would be way
more penalties involved , but not for this company because the company
runs the union. So you celebrate this sorry ass union if you want but
they disgust me to no end.

Name: Labor Day 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 03 September 2019

Unions are an important part of the fabric of our nation and their
importance is acknowledged each year on Labor Day. Unionized workers
built this great country, including members of the Brotherhood of
Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen.

Unions improved the lives of all workers by bringing about such
advancements as the Railroad Retirement System, Social Security, the
Federal Employers Liability Act, workersí compensation, paid vacations
and holidays, health insurance, pensions, fair treatment for all,
overtime pay, higher wages, and many other things that the average
American now takes for granted.

Millions of individuals can testify to the advantages of being in a
union. They can tell about the higher wages and health benefits they
receive as a result of being in a union. According to a recent Gallup
poll, 64% of Americans approve of labor unions, surpassing 60% for the
third consecutive year. This is up 16 percentage points from its low
point in 2009. Also, the current 64% reading is one of the highest
union approval ratings Gallup has recorded over the past 50 years.

It is not surprising to me that workers understand they need unions
because they cannot trust their employers to look out for their best
interest. Far too often, employers put profits before people and the
welfare of their employees suffers greatly as a result. This is true in
the railroad industry, especially given its recent push to implement
Precision Scheduled Railroading.

It is an honor and a privilege for me to serve the membership of North
Americaís oldest labor union. On this Labor Day, I ask that you all
join me in honoring those who came before us. Let us not forget the
founding members of our Brotherhood and the struggles they endured,
which laid the groundwork for the lifestyle we enjoy.

And thanks to the ongoing work of the Brotherhood today, BLET members
can be proud of the significant role they play in the American economy.
Letís observe this Labor Day by recommitting ourselves to join together
to preserve and improve upon what we have for the next generation of
locomotive engineers and trainmen, and by doing so honor the legacy of
our founding members. 

I wish each of you a happy, healthy and safe Labor Day.

Name: HR 1748 Safe Freight Act 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 03 September 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. 
5. safety of the crews and the public must come first!


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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: HR 1748 Safe Freight Act 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 03 September 2019

Great news! On Friday August 9th, Illinois Governor JB Pritzker signed
Senate Bill 24, the state's Two-Person Crew Bill. Illinois is now the
7th state to have either a state law or regulation requiring a crew of
two on freight trains -- Illinois joins Colorado and Nevada in enacting
a two-person crew law in 2019. The Maryland legislature also passed a
state two-person crew bill which was vetoed by the Governor (the
legislature has an opportunity to over-ride the veto in January 2020).


Current state laws on two-person crews are on hold after the Federal
Railroad Administration (FRA) withdrew its proposed rulemaking to
require two-person crews on freight trains. The agency then went
further and stated that all state laws concerning the subject were
preempted by the ruling. Nevada (joined by California and Washington)
has filed a petition with the U.S. Court of Appeals asking the court to
review the action by the FRA that prevents states from passing laws
mandating train crew size. Read here for more on state's pending
action.

This is a big deal. Getting a law passed (especially when large
corporations like the railroads are in opposition) is not just showing
up at the capitol for a few months during the legislative session and
then expecting magic to happen. Instead it takes a lot of planning, a
lot of hard work, combined with grit and electoral alignment (elections
have consequences). 

And we had that in spades in Illinois -- this is a major
accomplishment, and I once again send my congratulations to the
Illinois State Legislative Board and State Director Bob Guy (pictured
below with Governor Pritzker) for working tirelessly on this the past
6-years. Years of hard work paid off for Illinois members, starting
with countless days and nights educating state legislators and
stakeholders, garnering support of key groups (like AFL-CIO and the
firefighters), finding a prime legislative sponsor who understands how
to make things happen at the capitol, and then leaping into action when
the new governor was elected who supported us on this issue.
 


This issue is bigger than just SMART TD and the other rail unions
directly impacted. Illinois State Sen. Terry Link, who sponsored the
bill, had this to say about the bill signing: ďWith federal bureaucrats
failing to act to protect public safety, it is clear states must act on
their own. This is simply a matter of protecting the general public.
Two-person crews can react more efficiently to mechanical failures or
equipment malfunctions and can potentially save lives in a serious
situation.Ē Well said senator, well said.
 
In solidarity,

John Risch
National Legislative

Name: Loco
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 03 September 2019

Thank you bark like a dog for the response. Iím not a trained animal.
Iím a rabid animal that is ready to bite. We used to enjoy our work and
have a good time. Too many suck asses and back stabbers in the work
place now. We need men who are real men on the railroad, not these
smart phone carrying little bitches that donít know how to get their
hands dirty and figure shit out. The managers donít know what we do in
the field to make things work. All they do is look at numbers and get
their asses chewed out. We will make it through mantle ridge. Iíve seen
a ton of bosses come and go and Iím still here doing my thing. Itís all
good. Have a good one. Out.

Name: Bark like a dog
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 03 September 2019

You are an example of classical conditioning. Pavlov proved this with
dogs a bell and meat. Everytime Pavlov would ring a bell he would give
the dogs meat. The dogs mouth would salivate. After a while he took
away the meat. The bell alone would make the dogs mouth salivate. CSX
is now proving it again with you. Everytime your phone rings you go to
work and you get your medicine for 12 hours. Now just the phone rings
and you display the physical reaction of getting your medicine for 12
hours. You are a trained animal.

Name: Loco
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 03 September 2019

Every time my phone rings to go to work it makes me want to throw up.
Fuck Csx.

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

Work safe


This is csx sucks not suck ass.  IF you love getting screwed then stay
on an enjoy it. It isn't fun working your ass off for 12 hours just to
get screwed out of your pay. It isn't fun getting your union agreement
and written rights that the company willfully signed their John Henry
on raped on a daily basis. If you cant post anything of any merit go
find another web site to troll on!

The other poster was right on those facts.  The supervisors are just as
guilty of spreading rumors as the crews. I think they just love to stir
the pot and create havoc. Make everyone think they are going to get put
on the street any day.

Name: Work Safe-Work Hard
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 02 September 2019

I enjoy my job. Working in 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: Conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 02 September 2019

New guys


If your on this site and you haven't figured it out yet, this business
has got to be the most rumor milled, gossip, blow hard business you will
ever encounter. 
Fact 1: You will get bumped and bumped a lot. You will have guys bump
you first out just to position themselves for something better or more
rest. Don't take it personally. They do it everyone. Dirt is dirt. You
cant clean dirt.

Fact 2: You will get played by management. Learn your union agreement.
At least learn the basics to cover your arss when the crew callers try
and force you to work something you don't have to or they lie to you
and threaten you with a miss call. YOU CAN NOT BE MISCALLED WHEN YOU
ANSWER THE PHONE AND HAVE A CONVERSATION WITH A CREW CALLER. THAT IS
NOT MISSING A CALL. MISSING A CALL IS NOT ANSWERING THE PHONE AND THEN
NOT CALLING BACK WITHIN 10 MINUTES AS AGREED UPON IN THE UNION
AGREEMENTS.  They love to threaten you with this crap. Yes, they could
charge you with refusal to work but not a miscall.

Fact 3: You will get screwed out of pay that is rightfully yours. Take
it like a wimp or turn in claims and never ever ever do them a favor
once they do it to you. You owe them nothing.

Fact 4: Mangers will try and intimidate you especially when they know
you are new and you are scared to death to stand up to them. If you are
still on probation you will be an easy target. Ride it out until your
marked up permanently. 

Fact 5: This business is feast or famine. SAVE YOUR MONEY! Biggest
mistake you new guys make is going out and getting a new vehicle and
some stupid toy you don't need. Put your money away. Save every dime
for when they cut the boards or lay you off. Guys with 20 years are
having a hard time holding on to what they want. What makes you think
you are even safe.

Don't believe a damn thing you hear and only half of what you see even
if it is in writing. They don't give a damn about anything in writing.
Violating our union agreements every single day is a fine example of
that. Learn your job. Take it one day at a time. Pay attention to rule
changes because your going to see a lot.  It keeps the people in the
rules department employed. Lay low and don't draw attention to
yourself but don't let them run ram rod on you. You will learn. This
business will pay well but you have to sell your soul to get the money!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 02 September 2019

Iíve heard it from 4 different people over the last 4 days

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 02 September 2019

Williard yard jobs to all be gone by the end of this week

Name: Throat punch
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 02 September 2019

Want to say this to my face you pussy?







 Name: Mash 123
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years
Posted: 30 August 2019

I think every employee at CSX is just a bunch of cry babies.  Just do
your freaking jobs, follow the rules and go home. No issues.  I have
worked for CSX for 13 years.  Never had an injury, never been wrote
up.
I just do my job that is required of me and I go home to inmy family. 
I
don't care what management says.  They are a bunch of Mfers.  I get
paid to do a job and I do that and go home. Stop crying and do your
job. STFU. My goodness if you don't like your job Mcdonalds is hiring
every day.

Name: CN CP CSX union ball busting  
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 01 September 2019

By starting union ball busting at cn  cp now Foote at csx. And got no
resistance from the the unions. Other than yes sir anything we can do
to help cut our own jobs. And thatís why they got away with every
thing. No resistance or job action. Just the facts people

Name: Hugh Jorgan
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 01 September 2019

So if we are ordered by government to evacuate due to Dorian, reckon
these bastards will give u points for taking off?

Name: Engineer
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 01 September 2019

ALL BROTHER!!


Article 40 states very clearly in black and white and does not say one
word about using manpower shortages against us brothers as a way to
deny our right to come home after arriving at our AFHT on our schedule
rest day.

ENGINEERS ARRIVING AT THEIR AFHT ON THEIR REST DAYS WILL BE DEADHEADED
TO THE HOME TERMINAL IN COMBINATION SERVICE!  PERIOD. NO GRAY AREAS. I
WAS INSTRUCTED BY AN GENERAL CHAIRMAN TO CALL THE CHIEF ON DUTY BEFORE
YOU GO ON DUTY AND ADVISE HIM/HER THAT YOU WANT TO EXERCISE THAT RIGHT
PER THE SSA AGREEMENT. IF YOU CAN NOT GET A HOLD OF A CHIEF THEN NOTIFY
THE DISPATCHER THAT YOU COULDNT REACH THEM AND YOU ARE NOTIFYING THEM.
WHILE OUT ON LINE OF ROAD TONE UP YOUR DISPATCHER AT SHIFT CHANGE AND
REMIND THEM OF YOUR PREVIOUS REQUEST.
IT IS NO SECRET THAT A NEW CHIEF ON DUTY WILL TELL YOU THAT HE/SHE
DOESNT CARE WHAT THE PREVIOUS CHIEF PROMISED OR DIDNT. HE/SHE IS THE
NEW CHIEF NOW AND ITS TOO BAD IF THEY WANT SOMETHING DIFFERENT! 

THIS IS THE BEST WAY TO CREATE A CASE IF YOU CAN NOT SPEAK WITH A CHIEF
AND THERE IS NO RECORDING TO BE FOUND OF YOUR CONVERSATION. THE BEST
TIME TO DO IT IS WHEN ANOTHER CREW IS WITHIN EARSHOT OF YOUR TRAIN AND
THEY CAN HEAR IT AS WELL. 
Yes, it is a pain to go to these lengths to have your agreement honored
and your time at home honored. The carrier is making it very clear they
do not care one bit about your personal life or your right to be at
home on your scheduled off day per you union agreement. 
Report this violation to the ethics hotline if you have been denied
this right after you have repeatedly informed management that you want
your agreement honored and it is being deliberately violated. This is a
malicious and deliberate violation of the SSA agreement and is causing
hostility in the workplace. It causes undue stress on the employee and
the family. If your rest day falls on a holiday it is even worse. With
a severe discipline policy for attendance in effect and intimidating
notices being circulated to crews about taking holidays off having a
scheduled rest day on a holiday is just as good as having a million
dollars! the carrier has no right to violate the agreement on this
matter and should be held accountable to the highest extent!

Name: cond
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 01 September 2019

Safe freight


KEEP THE TRUTH COMING!!!!

PTC dropping out and TO making major mistakes.  No radio communication
has been set up to trouble shoot with the TO department. Why? Because
they don't want to spend the money and they want the crews to use
their telephones to do it.  Lets not forget that trumps new tax laws
have screwed the eyeballs out of our craft. No more deducting your cell
phone and union dues. Clothing and meals out the door.  Yeap, and the
company want to screw us with violating our agreements. Just keeps
getting better and better.

Only got paid 5 hours for pod work that is required by the company!
Took almost 8 hours to get it done. Spent 2 days doing it at home when
I could because the company wanted me to stay marked up and do it on my
own time. You have to be rested. So Im on a pool with no days off and I
have to squeeze this in on my own time at home. Your not supposed to do
it at the hotel. That's what I was told. Your not on the clock while
your resting but your in the hotel paid by the company so you cant do
it there.

How about this hours of service training packet that we all just got in
the mail. Its said in the letter to coordinate the time to do it with
your local management.  HA! HA!  What a stupid joke. Crew management
will not let you off per their so called man power shortages which they
created in the first place.  So Here we go again. Try and get it done at
home.  They better pay me for it too. 
OH, I read the whole book.  Everyone take a look at page 20!
Read it. Start reporting your walking deadheads.  It is in black and
white! When you walk from your train to your off duty location or to
YOUR CREW ROOM to put off. Start reporting these! Doesn't matter if
you pull up on the main in your yard. You are walking from your train
to your crew room. Outlawing in the fuel pad and walking to your crew
room is a walking dead head. How many times have you've been held out
of your yard just to be brought in with just enough time to put your
train away and then they order you to put your power away and you know
you will outlaw before you get to your crew room. PISS POOR PLANNING!  
Report these walking deadheads!

Name: HR 1748 Safe Freight Act 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 01 September 2019

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. 

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. Railroads preach 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: conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 31 August 2019

JEEEZZ...brothers

I just read the positive identification rule and Im like WHAT!  So Im
in a yard on a switching job, Im not the one who has to call out all
that crap right. Im reading that 1008 rule as the engineer has to
repeat to me the positive identification stuff. Like saying y280 engine
csxt666 on the y-lead. He is the one who will be acknowledging me to
come back how ever many I told him. Then after we are shoving back he
just has to acknowledge what I say until we get down to the last 4
cars. Their just gonna have to write someone up for not saying what
they want and get this over with. I think its the engineers job to
establish positive identification when we start moving for the first
time.

Name: engineer
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 31 August 2019

Engineer seasoned

You are absolutely right on the money. Someone needs to explain why in
the hell anyone would go out and hammer a warning board into the ground
where there is no slow order ahead, 707, work authority, etc.
If an idiot forgot to take one down or a foreman forgot to tell a
dispatcher he was setting up a slow order then they need to be sent
home permanently. If a dispatcher knows this has been done and fails to
notify the train crews that they will encounter a warning board that is
not active and can be passed without slowing down then they need the
same treatment. In fact with PTC and TO needing info in the systems,
this shouldn't happen. Supervisors will tell you that it is necessary
to put these boards out to make sure you are paying attention. If the
orders are on your bulletin and you miss them then that's a different
ball game. If you have PTC or TO they should be blown in if they are
active. Isnt that the point of PTC and TO? If they are busting crews
with two men, then what the hell is going to happen when there is only
one set of eyes in the cab1

Name: Loco
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 31 August 2019

Thanks for your input rules. You make a valid point. Everyone interprets
the rules different. Who knows what to do anymore.

Name: rules
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years
Posted: 31 August 2019

T&E ENGINEERS!

Rule 406.7 addresses how the employee(engineer)controlling the movement
must react when radios are being used.

Rule 1008.2 changed the wording in bullet(A) and addresses the radio
procedure in the yard while switching.

It appears that the new radio rules that were just published were meant
to change the procedures on how shoving and pushing moves are done over
the radio in the yard. The rules did not change over the road. They
remain the same. The best way to see the changes are to take the new
bulletins and compare them to the rules in your operating rules book.
Don't just read them. If you are switching in they yard you can no
long do short identification while doing shove and pushing moves. See
rule 1006.1 and 1006.2.  The positive identification procedure is
lengthy and it will ultimately end up being the decision of your
Superintendent on what lengths you must take to identify yourself.

You must communicate the entire distance until you have reached the
last 4 cars lengths. The original rule basically allowed the engineer
to stay off the radio and not repeat every thing the conductor said to
him/her. Positive identification only had to been done at the beginning
of the move and if there was no radio interruption  between the crews
longer than 15 minutes (rule 1006.3). This will be more difficult in
yards that are large and have numerous crews as well as Carmen, humps,
tower operators, etc. Sharing the radio will be harder to do and it
will be the necessary for everyone to pay attention to who is on the
radio and when. Use hand signals when ever possible. Slow your
movements down. Give the engineer time to stop the cut if your radio
transmissions are being walked on. Allow each other time to give car
counts. If you have to, stop your movements and wait until the next
crew is done. Make car counts long enough that the engineer can have
time to adjust his/her speed before reaching half the distance if you
get walked on or the radio is flooded with numerous crews trying to
make their moves. SLOW DOWN! It's that simple! Remember that no job is
so important or so urgent that you can not take the time to do it
safely.
Something must have happened while someone was making a shove move
within a yard and it involved a lack of communication.

Name: One notch over the line
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 31 August 2019

Warning boards with banners happen on the HD sub. 3 crews have been in
trouble in the last 6-8 months. 

Look up Q02829 naysayers. This the land of banners & switch tags.

You don't work on the HD. You don't know what you're talking about.

Name: Loco
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 31 August 2019

Be sure to read the latest bulletin. The engineer now has to repeat
everything the conductor says before making a shove move. There are a
couple other details in there, but thatís the bulk of it. I hate this
fucking job.

Name: speedo jim
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 31 August 2019

Well here on Uncle Pete's R.R. we are still taking pages out of Hunter
Harrisons playbook. Carman and mechanics jobs being cut, combining two
loaded grain trains together so they are over 31,000 tons and 210 cars,
one went into penalty twice and it was 208 cars, the conductors, the
first and relief had to tie/untie 208 brakes twice as per the SSI on a
1% grade. Talk about sore arms. Manifest trains over 16,000 feet, one
train was 250 cars!!! Locomotive failures like nothing I have ever seen
in 28 years. Don't know where this is headed but it will be one hell of
a ride.

Name: Chroma2
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 31 August 2019

ďCSX officials say theyíll try to find other work for some of its
employees, but there are no guarantees.Ē

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ďIn the meantime, the workers will continue to work until the deal is
approved.Ē

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Lost cars, goods, engines. No deliveries today folks!

Name: Piss me off 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 31 August 2019

Cut Cut Cut Sell Sell Sell we are all fucked as CSX employees dont look
good boys.

Name: May I have another
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 31 August 2019

Yo my brudas y'all be lettin da stressors be gettin to youz and
triggered way to much. Scratchin my balls readin yalls sad  stories is
enough to make a brodah want to marks offs wit da fmla. hurts to read
my brodas. It for reals be hurtin me to read it. The blonde down da
road needs me to help her anywayz move da furniture around tomorows. Be
time to build snow fort soon. Got big plans for castle snow fort this
winter got it alls planned out.

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

The hurricane needs to go to 500 Water St. Jacksonville, FL and sit
there for a week or so.

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

Warning board with a banner? Uh that never happened.

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

employee/poser 

As a seasoned engineer I can tell you that 99% of the warning board's
that I have encountered that are not on my orders are ones that they
forgot to take down after a slow order was cancelled. The other 1% were
put up before notifying the dispatcher they were doing it. Making stupid
mistakes like that is what cause a problem. We all get conditioned over
time into thinking every time you see one like that it's just another
stupid ass mistake. And a faded out rusted board is illegal.  Read your
FRA laws. Putting up FAKE warning boards to test crews when there are no
orders is nothing more than a test to see if crews are paying attention
to someone else's mistakes.  I can't say it's a bad idea since
stupid crap happens all the time but deliberately setting up test that
they know most people wouldn't pass because they use faulty testing
devices is just plain horse shit.

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

Employee 
A MOW employee will never just place a warning  board  by the tracks
and start working on or about the tracks. A lot of times there's not
one present when there is work going on or a restriction and the two
miles is seldom correct.  He will have permission and protection will
be provided by the dispatcher.   You  don't know shit about the
railroad.  It wouldn't surprise me if you're the idiot TM who screwed
that Crew or his fat ass boss.

How about a flashing. Warning board instead of one faded half knocked
down.   You're a brain washed company suck I'm done wasting my time
reading your trash.  The men who reads these post knows what's right.

Name: engineer
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 30 August 2019

poser

see what you started.  Hope they weren't counting on the PTC or TO
info to take care of them.  One man crew would have only cost them one
employee.  HA!  Fact is faded out boards are not allowed for a damn
good reason. there are too many other signs out there that are placed
by county and state workers. There are bridge and walkway signs and
blah blah... A sign that is washed out, faded, rusted is illegal for a
reason. No doubt is was put out in hopes they would get lucky and nail
someone.  And yes, some supervisors do tell crews ahead of time they
will be tested.  And we all know why.  I've seen some pretty devious
test that we all knew it took some serious planning to get them set up.
Their not fooling anyone.

Name: employee
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years
Posted: 30 August 2019

"paying attention" means that there possibly were MOW crews out ahead
2 miles working on the track working under 707 that were depending on
that train crew calling them on the radio to get clearance past them
working.  That could've meant the lives of several fellow employees on
the railroad so yea fucking " PAY ATTENTION" while at work. 
Trainmaster done a good job tonight.

Name: Rooster
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for 30+ years
Posted: 30 August 2019

Cost of Two crews, Two vans and four other trains delayed and two
employees out of service meanwhile CSX screams of manpower issues.  
That silly ass TM should be canned.

Name: Mash 123
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years
Posted: 30 August 2019

I think every employee at CSX is just a bunch of cry babies.  Just do
your freaking jobs, follow the rules and go home. No issues.  I have
worked for CSX for 13 years.  Never had an injury, never been wrote up.
I just do my job that is required of me and I go home to inmy family.  I
don't care what management says.  They are a bunch of Mfers.  I get
paid to do a job and I do that and go home. Stop crying and do your
job. STFU. My goodness if you don't like your job Mcdonalds is hiring
every day.

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

Employee suck.


you took it hook line and sinker. That was a poser just causing
trouble. Apparently someone doesn't like the post.  The truth hurts.

As for a faded board, the same thing happened on the great lakes. They
placed a faded and rusted board out at night and it was missed.
Fortunately the crew was quick on their feet and saw the banner in
time. The TM and RF had their asses handed to them. The boards by rule
have to be completely legible. Even the M&W got involved. Ripped a good
one. If the board was faded out they should have thrown that test out.
Everyone is getting lax out here. We have  tons of new whistle post
signs they put out that don't even have the "W" painted on them.
Been this way for months. Still have signals blocked by trees they
won't take care of. Their excuse is PTC will let you know what you
have. BULLSHIT! First it has to be working and second it doesnt tell
you when you have a signal that displays any yellow in it. Did the FRA
change the laws on how signals are to be displayed? I don't think so.

This company is a big joke. Talk safety out one side of their mouths
then do the dumbest crap. How about those notices they keep putting out
that should be issued as other rule. Sterile cab and traction motor
rules should not be republished as notices. The list of stupid crap
goes on and on.

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

Employee
"Paying attention".  You're definitely not. T&E!  That Crew travels
255 miles.  They overlooked a faded 2'x2' sign that didn't belong
out there.   They didn't willfully break or shrug off a rule.  Out of
100 of these same test I want to know how many pass that are not given
a heads up by an official.    This is how officials pick and chose who
they get rid of.   This same test has been giving 3 times on that exact
run and all 3 have been failures.   5 of the 6 employees fired are great
hard working railroaders.  This test didn't make them better employees
only disgruntled.   This place is a fucking joke!  And this site is CSX
sucks not suck CSX.

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

Last comment is funny I believe. Maybe the employees should have been
paying attention to the advance warning board that they encountered two
miles before this location to remind them they need to stop within the
accurate distance.  Ever heard of rules compliance? No? Just another
example of how stupid this page is.  Just a place for poor ass fired
employees to come and vent their stupid frustration for issues they are
to stupid to comprehend.

Name: Dear SMH,
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for 1-10 years
Posted: 30 August 2019

My friend, once any member becomes a Local Chairman a target is painted
on their back. They must have the ability to be off for union meetings,
they must have the ability to be off for investigation preparation, they
must have the ability to be off to write claims for the few members that
actually follow through with grievances. 

As hard a pill it may be to swallow, the union works, the members are
just uninformed to how collective bargaining works. There is no wand
that a union rep can wave to make cash appear. The fight starts with
YOU by putting in claims. When those claims are denied your union rep
takes up the fight backed by a national team. 

Your local chairmanís pen is his sword, and the contract is his shield.
When facing a multi-billion dollar corporation with years of experience
in screwing over employees, that armor is never enough. 

Volunteer brother. Be the change you wish to see. If you have
suggestions or concerns, or even complaints - voice them at the next
meeting. The easier we make the job for our Chairman the easier it is
to get paid. 

The work environment  right now is not ideal. Sure there are things the
union could do to help , but there are also things that we as members
can do to help. As dramatic as this next line may be, it is 100% true:

ďWe are in a never ending war with the companyĒ

There are many battles to come. Help fight. Be union proud. Stay union
strong. And pray to our lord and savior for strength!

Lmao that last sentence was for the Bible beaters.  
ĎChristians in the cab, but bastards at the barí

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

Bitch trainmaster on HD placed a warning board out that didn't belong. 
 The Crew  hit a banner and their being pulled out.  Way to go dumbass
for delaying a mail train. This is one bullshit test.   That cockless
basterd  should be taking care of his old lady instead testing on a
holiday weekend. Fuck CSX and their bitch train masters.

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

SMH,
 
You should be more supportive of your local leadership. If he's
getting claims paid then that's just a small perq he deserves.  If
he's not, you'll find a lot of people have a big mouth and don't
want the hassle of that job.  Either way, that post belongs on ble
sucks.com 
and the lack of unity is why we always lose

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

To who it may concern,
Why can union officials lay off ď Union businessĒ in conjunction with
PL,DV, off days without any attendance policy violations? It also
doesnít effect their quarterly weekend stock bonus. Weíve got Local
Chairmanís, General Chairmans, and other union officials laughing at
this issue. Laying off ď Union business in conjunction with Pl,DV, off
days should be handled the same as anyone else. They are abusing the
policyís and not held to the same standards as a real employee. This
sends out a bad message to those who try to work by the policyís.
Please look in to this.

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

When they deny a claim you submit it to your local chairman.  Please
tell me if your claims are getting denied that you submit and turn it
into your local chairman. Can't really bitch about a union if your not
doing your part to get paid.

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

CSX SUCKS!  Worse than it ever has!

Name: PSRScam
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 29 August 2019

https://www.wwnytv.com/2019/08/29/csx-sells-massena-rail-line-workers-affected/



CSX can't make money RRoading so it was time to sell something off to
their employers in Canada.    Railroads do not sell property.  This PSR
is a fucking Scam.   I hope the best for the employees and their
families.

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

Loco 20

How are you getting claims paid when these crooks have been ordered to
deny every single claim they can and use the most ridiculous means
possible?

You want to hear one that will blow you away? Without getting into too
much detail in fear of retaliation, we have a shove claim that is paid
regular and has been for over a year. This last 2 pay periods they have
been denying half of them.  These idiots will actually pay a few of them
in the same week.  They deny the rest.  How on gods green earth do you
pay 3 and deny 2. They have been pulling this shit for 4 weeks now. 
And you know what the best part is, they are putting comments with the
denials that is just the most stupid crap you can imagine.  They want
to know why we had to ride the cars! Why didn't they ask that question
on the ones they paid. Someone said they talked to labor relations about
this and they claim its new people. When they get the claim and don't
know if its right they just blows in shit to let someone else deal with
it later.  I don't believe this for one moment.  I believe the rumor
they were ordered to deny a certain percentage. Why in hell would
anyone put a stupid comment like that in writing on an earning
statement. 
These people are just plain out of control.  I think they all need to
be brought up on ethic charges because they know what they are doing
and it is wrong. It is creating a hostile work environment, extra work
for our LC and time wasted on sending this crap through the unions.  We
so need to find ourselves a lawyer and get this crap done!

Name: engineer
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 29 August 2019

Engineer 1-10


AMEN BROTHER!

I have been trying to get s straight answer form YM,TM and engine house
personnel on the final answer on the ratings for the motors.

I get different info every single time.  I've been told there are 2
different systems you can look power ratings up on and they don't
match.  They still have motors listed as being able to pull 12,0000
tons by themselves.  I Actually found that list and showed it to the
engine repair shop and they laughed their heads off. They think we are
idiots.  It might on flat ground and at 2-5 mph.

They keep coming out with charts for dynamic power for the motors, then
why in the hell cant they come out with a tonnage rating chart for all
the engineers.  How hard would it be to put out a bulletin so we have
it on us at all times and we can look at it before we go on every
trip...

CRAP!  Dumb question. That would give the engineers power to point out
that management is making a stupid mistake. They wouldn't want that! 
So let them play their games and pad numbers and jack motors up. I'm
with you.  Its their call. For now on I'm doing like you. Tell
dispatch I was given the power I was to use. Not my problem either!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 29 August 2019

Listen. The person asked about the snap back. Don't assume I'm ok with
it. As far as not paying what's in agreement well my claims get paid.
Might be 6 months or longer but they get paid. As far as reading the
contract BLET GCA website has the agreements. Read away. Stay in your
lane bro. I answered a persons question so don't be another dumbass on
here and assume.

Name: engineer
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 29 August 2019

Brothers!

Get your heads out of your arsses. Read your agreement and weep. 

READ ARTICLE 86!!!

Paragraph G:  THIS ARTICLE WILL NOT BAR MANAGEMENT AND THE ORGINIZATION
FROM AGREEING UPON ANY SUBJECT OF MUTAL INTEREST.

This is where all your side letters come that they sneak in behind your
back with your not knowing anything about it. This is where your LC
comes in and says..."They can do that"!  You voted for this when you
took the SSA!

Paragraph H: BLAH BLAH....Any typographical errors or MISUNDERSTANDINGS
in conflict with the intent of the parties will be resolved in good
faith through the Disputes Resolution Committee.

GOOD FAITH?  HA! HA! HA! AS for typo's you can bet they are left on
purpose so the company can come back and twist them to their needs.
There should be no typographical errors.  The unions have enough money
and good enough lawyers that they shouldn't have any gray areas or so
called typo's! You scratch my back and I'll scratch yours is were
these TYPO's come from.
No bonus replaced with raises will raise our union dues. The bonus
could not be figured into our income for adjusting union dues. No bonus
is a win for the unions. Now, if this happens you can bet your arss we
will be paying more for medical insurance. Mark my word.

INSURANCE!
To the poster that got an email from their insurance provider
suggesting you avoid the emergency room so you can save money, I got
one too.  If we continue to go to the emergency room to keep from
getting points we will eventually get shot in the foot. The insurance
company will complain and threaten the carrier with pulling out at the
end of their negotiated term. If the csx medical department decides
your excuse from the emergency room doctor was not a valid reason for
going then your screwed out of 100.00 out of pocket and your going to
get points anyway. Don't think for one moment they wont try it. They
have done worse!  

SNAP BACK!
Cost of living raises are a joke. By the time they take extra dues out
and cut what ever they can find we have nothing left. I made a little
over 90,000 last year without the bonus. 14% of that would amount to
12,600.00 I made more than that with my bonus. In order to reduce my
bonus to peanuts they have to reduce managements. Im banking they wont
screw over their puppets that bad.  Poster says we will get 14% to 17%
raise in place of bonus. IS THAT EVERY YEAR?  I highly doubt it! I'll
take my chance on getting a bonus every year. A raise doesn't do a
damn thing when they violate the agreement and don't pay what has been
negotiate. Again, they use those gray areas and misunderstood TYPO
TACTICS to do that! 


LOCO!
You must be talking about he notice that is out about reporting motors
with the traction motors cut out. The one that says you have to reduce
that motors tonnage rating by 15% if it is cut out.
It wasn't a mistake. You must be new. They don't want you to reduce
the power. If it happens in route an it is decided that you need
another engine then it will be a pain in the arss for them. They don't
want that happening. So put it in a notice that they know most the guys
don't read half the time and they have a better shot of you just
dragging it in and not causing a stink about it. They are counting on
the boo hoo hoo, I just want to get in! I don't want to be out here
all day playing around with getting more power so lets just keep our
mouths shut. If anything goes wrong, like stalling then they can come
back on you because it is in writing. Word came straight from the head
boss of the locomotive power desk in Jacksonville that engineers are
not responsible for having the proper power for their tonnage when they
get it out of the engine house or it is assigned to them in the yards to
pick up by a YM or a TM!  It is their responsibility. END OF DISCUSSION!
 You must accept the power as it is out of the house or ordered to use
by management. If you stop on line of road to pick up and you will be
over tonnage or your getting your motors when you get to the pick up
point then you need to determine if it is adequate. If they expect you
to pick too much up then you need to tell them they haven't given you
adequate power for the job! Let them give you the order to use what you
have.

When you do your job briefing with the dispatcher before you leave your
yards/terminals you tell them you have adequate power per the engine
house or per the supervisor. You were assigned the power that you are
using. This came right out of the mouth of the Jacksonville power desk
head boss. 
Crap rolls down hill and always lands in the lap of T&E! Stand your
ground. If you cant run track speed IT DOES NOT MATTER! THEY DONT CARE.
All you have to do is turn a wheel. Get used to it. Quit your damn
crying like little boys. They got you 12 hours and that's it. If you
stall it is on them if they didn't give you the proper power. They
have modified the power ratings on the locomotive so that they can use
less. This is on them. It is their decision so just get on and go!

SLOW DOWN! QUIT RUNNING! Quit acting like little girls. Grow a pair and
do what's right. We didn't write the rules. We didn't make this mess.
I sure the hell wont be taking the blame for it!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 29 August 2019

SSA in Article 86 let's either Union or Company choose to snap out of
bonus program. It also states that our engineer card will go from $17
back to $5. So basically no more bonus after this year and our EC pay
goes back to 5. We will also get whatever raises the national has
received in the national agreement since we have been under the on
property agreement. SHould be a 14% to 17% raise to our base rate.

Name: loco
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 29 August 2019

CSX 

What is wrong with you!  Once again you put out a system NOTICE that
should be issued as an air brake and train handling bulletin. Where do
you find these people to work in your operating rules department.
There has to be something up with this. Why would you handle a train
handling rule in this manner. You know darn well how bad employees are
about reading notices.  Maybe your plan all along is to hide rules you
don't really want followed. So you publish them some place you know it
might be missed by most for awhile. Great idea if your really that
smart.  Evil genius or just dense?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 29 August 2019

What the fuck does "snapping back" mean? I keep seeing the phrase
repeated, but no one ever says what the fuck it is. Not everyone came
out they momma's snatch on the railroad knowing all this ancient
terminology and the name of that one switch down at that one place that
got took out of service 16 years ago. 

Anyone?

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

Any business which doesn't constantly examine its own strengths and
weaknesses will find itself falling behind.

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

Come on hurricane Dorian , lookin for a bullseye 🎯

Name: Po
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 28 August 2019

Has anyone heard or where can I read that we are snapping back to
national?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 27 August 2019

I'm so sick and tired of these fags that we work with ( contract
employees) laying in bed with these trainmasters. ITS a one way
relationship. They don't give a fuck about you.. I've witness 2 guys
that are hard ass workers, good dudes. But seem to think they need to
be up in yardmasters/ trainmaster office 30 minutes before work and
during lunch and then 30 minutes after they mark off. Get wrote up and
charged over some Micky mouse Bullshit.. what's wrong with you
retarts???

Name: OldTimer
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 27 August 2019

Article 86 of the SSA lists only 3 items that would change if the
agreement is not extended.  Only 3.  Look it up.  Anything else the
carrier tries to change will be arbitrated and won.

Name: Engineer
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 27 August 2019

Can someone please post the National railroad agreement since we are
snapping back as of Jan 1, 2020.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 27 August 2019

All of this Bullshit constitutes a MAJOR DISPUTE!!       It All of us
railroad workers unite and STRIKE NOW!!!

Name: ape
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 27 August 2019

Cond 20-30

Like one poster stated on here before. The unions aren't going to do a
damn thing. It is up to us to get it done. We are stuck paying the mafia
premiums if we want to keep our jobs.  The only way to get the unions
involved is to get out of control and force the company to go begging
at their front doors to get us under control. That is how it has worked
in the past every time. Wake up!  they wont step in until they are
forced and then they will take credit for everything that was fixed or
renegotiated to make it a better working place by forcing the company
to stop raping our agreements and stop the hostile work environment!
THEY DO IT EVERYTIME! The unions see it as an opportunity to step in
and take credit. They will wait until it starts getting ugly then they
will stir the pot even more. This gives them the opportunity to come in
just at the right time when things are even hotter. They know just when
the right time is because they fueled the bigger fire. Just like when
the members rallied and started laying down to the point the powers in
Jacksonville were starting to get nervous.  Then the unions came out
with the bumper sticker that said "The nations railroads-They use
us-then abuse us!" They claimed it was an organizing campaign sticker.
It was not! The unions had no problems in organizing. They get members
by default. They already had an organized union! You want to work for
the railroad you pay dues.  Calling it an organizing campaign sticker
was a way to allow it to be displayed by all members while on company
property. All members have the right to organize. It is against federal
law for the company to interfere with a unions organizing rights!  We
were already organized. The sticker started a stink from hell and those
who had the balls to display it on their cars were threatened. That
started a stink in Washington D.C! 13 different shop crafts were listed
on the sticker. Other shop crafts got involved when T&E starting raising
hell. When the other crafts got wind of what was going on in the yards
with T&E they followed suit!  Then guess what... the unions stepped in
after the mess got out of control and had a few articles changed and a
few of our demands met. They had too! Their butts were on the line. The
media was involved! Union organizers in D.C. were involved. Then they
took all the credit when the whole thing got started in the first place
by the men with balls and back bones who did what they had to do out in
the fields to make it hurt!
THIS IS FACT! Don't believe it, talk to some of the old heads at Avon
who were there. Talk to the older yardmasters. Talk to TM Lee! Ask the
old head electricians and engine house men who were there. Even the
dispatchers were involved. Ask John Bradley on facebook about it.
Michael Ward will remember. They forced his hand. Had to come out with
an apology letter to the Unions and claimed he wasn't aware that the
members were having their organizing rights violated. Anyone remember
the famous Tom Cook? Had his hands slapped for telling members they
couldn't park on the property if they had stickers on their cars. 
Shit went down and it was all because a group of guys with balls did
what had to be done! You got to many wall flowers working now. Good
luck on getting anything done. It will take an act of god to get a
group of guys like this together again!  Sad thing about all of it is
that no one was able to figure out who fired the first shot and got it
started. That guy should of had a statue made of him and displayed at
the front step of every single union hall!

Name: Piss me off 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 27 August 2019

APE for 30 not only are you a shitty employee but a liar too,you need to
remember what you post you just said you said you would get off anyway
possible WOW just look what you posted a couple post ago, so hell with
ya.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 27 August 2019

Any info on the new agreement csx is trying to go back to on the
engineers??? Something about no bonous and doing away with continuous
held away. Thanks!!!

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

The union just got me and others paid. Put in claims. Driving claims
just came through. 34K. Keep up the good work BLET.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 26 August 2019

GET A LIFE!!!!!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 26 August 2019

PSR= Capitalism at its best!!    My question is there is a contract in
place and blatantly violated everyday every hours,   Why are the unions
not doing a single thing to combat this problem.?

Name: Ape
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 26 August 2019

Ape 30

Get a life? Are you kidding me?  Just how do you expect people to get a
real life working for this company.  If you can get a 5 day a week yard
or local job then you have half a chance. But the fact is and you
should know if you are a real railroader yard jobs and most locals DO
NOT PAY the money that long haul road jobs pay. Get a life? WTF!  I am
frankly sick of thinking I might have a chance to stay home all
afternoon with my family and maybe get some things done just to get
called out because 3 guys who can use Fmla decide at the last moment
that they don't feel well when they are getting ready to get called
out in the middle of the night or called for a shit train from hell.
Funny how many idiots post on face book or get caught out at a ball
game or their kids functions when they are supposed to be off for a
MEDICALLY APPROVED ILLNESS that requires attention. There are abusers
and you damn well know it!  Your full of crap if you say it doesn't
happen. They need their own attendance policy!
The railroad needs to give the rest of us fair working conditions that
allow us to get the damn life as you so stated. They want us at their
every beckon call at all hours and days of the night.

You know what would be funny? If everyone got FMLA!  You would see this
company come up with a new policy that would be written by the devil
himself. Its bad enough we don't get legit time when we need it our
caps are cut and days denied because this company let a half dead
oxygen dragging old man come in and cut the bread and butter of this
company to the bone, but the last thing we need is some idiot coming on
here and telling anyone to get a life. Are you just plain retarded! We
would all get a real life if we could. Its hard to fake an illness just
to get FMLA!  Besides, some times you get what you ask for. Karma is a
bich!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years
Posted: 26 August 2019

Tomorrow could be the end for Huntington Heavy Repair. Danielwicz is
busy sharpening his axe and will be there tomorrow!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 26 August 2019

Piss me off I work when it's my turn but it's small minded people like
you that can't suck it up because someone else has a life. I don't
layoff and I don't have FMLA. I bet you're a real pleasure to be
around at home. Maybe you should quit if you don't like others having
a life outside the RR.

Name: cond
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 26 August 2019

Safe freight


Thanks for posting that again. People need to know the truth. All of
it!

Hey guys!  Next time you get a train hauling military equipment and
cars loaded with hidden commodities keep your work orders!
They have been giving us trains with no information as to what is in
the cars. No way in hell it can be that top secret or they wouldn't
chance giving it to our railroad. they would also have a travel caboose
on the end or someone shadowing the train the entire trip. Its scary as
hell not knowing what you have traveling behind you. I did have a guy
tell me he found out he had a ton of tear gas but it wasn't covered
up. He had about 20 cars though that there was no description as to
what was in them. 

There you go safe freight. Another example of the little man being put
in a dangerous situation and not having a clue of what is really in his
train!

Name: Piss me off 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 26 August 2019

Ape. I guess your one of the losers that gets first out then lays off
and fucks the man behind you,hell quit and stay home for good asswipe
nobody gonna miss your sorry ass and i bet your family gets tired of
your lame ass being home all the fucking time!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 26 August 2019

I know right all these people transfer in got me furloughed then lay off
all the time , well some them got furloughed too , smh thatís my
brothers tho lookin our for me , thanks

Name: Safe Freight Act HR 1748 S1979
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 26 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. 
2.  Enter contact info 
3. Click Send. 

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: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 26 August 2019

I have to say cover your on ass and take care of yourself donít worry
about what everyone else does. Only need to worry about your self when
it comes to attendance. If they lay-off good for them it keeps the next
man working. Who cares about the FMLA mark offs too if they didnít have
anyone marked off they could find another reason to lay-off and cut.
Heck they already took about all the days off anyone. I know what I
need to do thatís take care of me and mine. Iím not saying hurray for
me and screw the next guy. Iím just saying why worry about what
everyone else is doing when I have enough to keep up with myself

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 26 August 2019

Right there is the problem on the RR. Why is it a guy that lays off to
spend time at home, with kids, or go to a party a P.O.S.?  Layoff
yourself. Nobody is to blame but yourself.  I don't care if the guy
ahead of me lays off every trip. I know what I need to do to be home.
Just because you don't want points or scared to mark off don't blame
the other guy or gal that isn't. Seems to me your problem is with
yourself. I personally don't need to work everyday to make my bills. 
Remember these are the same people that treat us like crap and look to
fire you every second but you are bitching about other union brothers
and sisters. Did you ever think the company put that in our contract to
keep us divided as a union even more? Next time layoff too and it
shouldn't matter what the employee does ahead of you.

Name: Piss me off 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 26 August 2019

Hell i like the attendance policy it might get some of the lay off Kings
and Queens working their fair share fuck i hate being 10 times out on
the extra board and magically i get called to work becuase the 9 pieces
of shit ahead of me marked off. Im sure this will cure some of it but
now everyone will be on FMLA. Some people have good work ethics some
dont oh well!!

Name: curious neighbor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 1-10 years
Posted: 25 August 2019

Brakeman


So let me get this right.  If you go to your doctor for something like
maybe an ear ache or back ache or etc and your doctor writes you our a
excuse slip to stay home for the day, the company still give you 2
points? The only way you can get no points at all is to be admitted to
the hospital or go to the emergency room?  That is just insane.  I
think you better talk to your unions about this more. I think if you go
to the emergency room and it isn't really an serious emergency your
insurance company can deny it if they feel it wasn't a real legit
emergency. You would have to have the doctor treat you with drugs and
submit it as an convincing emergency. Sounds like you all got really
screwed over on this one.  Only thing you can do is never get sick on
the weekends or holidays. But if you did that and got sick 3 times in
less than 6 months you would still end up with 12 points. You said the
points were 4 on Monday thru Thursday without doctors slip?  What's
really crazy is if you do get a valid slip and they only give you 2
points, you still have to go 6 calendar months without taking a sick
day to get the 2 points removed.  That is insane and excessive. Your
unions need to fight this one!

Name: brakeman
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for 20-30 years
Posted: 25 August 2019

Brothers


Foote tactics are no different then Tony Ingrams were when they had
that piece of dirt running the railroad. He was the same way with the
NS. CSX had a pattern of hiring low rate rejects that got fired from
other railroads, especially the NS. The difference we have now from
what we had 25 years ago is the wimps they have hired. They have no
balls to stand for themselves and they sure the hell wont stick
together. I remember one time at avon when the guys just had enough of
their shit and gave them a taste of a real PUSH BACK. They flew in a
group of white collars to come in and talk to the crews to find out
what was going on and what needed to be done to get the car counts back
up and the trains out. There were a few TM who felt the wrath and they
backed off for a good while. We all have the power to take control of
the job violations. We all have the ability to "encourage" management
to honor or agreements. But I don't see it happening with the softer
and more gentler boys they hire now.


As for the attendance policy, it is no more than an intimidation and
scare tactic to keep employees from laying off no matter how sick they
are. They don't give a crap about our safety or the safety of the
public. You have to come in and puke on a TMs boots to get the point
across. You come in sick as hell and have them send you home. They cant
assess any points against you when the company makes you go home sick.
There is no doubt they will try but you will win that one.

For those of you in the public who don't understand our new attendance
policy that was created out of retaliation because our unions won the
arbitration case against the company for having a previous abusive
attendance policy, we are assessed points for taking a sick day. If you
have a valid doctors slip they still assess you points (2) Monday thru
Sunday and holidays. WITH A VALID DOCTORS SLIP! If you don't have a
doctors slip they assess you 4 points Monday thru Thursday and 6 points
Friday thru Sunday and holidays. They decided to be nice if your
hospitalized or have emergency treatment and assess 0 points if you
have valid medical documentation.
Now here is the kicker. If you can go a total of 6 calendar months
without taking a sick day they will deduct 10 points from your balance
if you have one. You will never be given negative points. Just a
balance of 0.  Now if someone gets sick on a Friday, Saturday or Sunday
and they don't go to the med clinic, (etc.) they wont have a valid
doctors slip and they will be given 6 points. Now, 5 months down the
line they do it again. They now have 12 points. In order for this
person to clean up their record and reduce their balance back down to
zero (0), they will have to go an entire YEAR without taking one single
sick day. That is AN ENTIRE YEAR! The only way they could keep from
getting any more points would be if they were hospitalized or went into
the emergency room. Once an employee hits 11 points there is no coming
back. That employee has to go an entire year without taking a sick day
to clean up his entire record. Remember, they only give you 10 points
back for going 6 calendar months without another mark off. I have never
in my life gone an entire year without getting sick.  I have had to take
off work for the flu, sinusitis, bad food, diarrhea (etc.) at least one
time each year. In order to not get any points for these incidents I
must be admitted to the hospital or be treated in the emergency room.
I don't even want to get into the out of pocket cost that has to be
paid for these services and the bill the insurance company will be
sent. It wont be the least bit surprising if emergency room visits
double and the insurance company starts raising hell.  Guess what! Up
goes the monthly insurance premiums for the employees. And you can bet
your bottom dollars the Unions will agree with it.
Everyone knows why this new attendance policy was created. It was pure
retaliation against the employees and the unions. It is a scare tactic.
What I'm hearing out in the fields will be a shock to the company.
Little do they know that people are stating the fact that they just
don't care anymore. they see the writing on the wall. Most employees
will end up having points on their records and they just don't care
anymore. It is what it is.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 25 August 2019

The only thing you will be swimming in is the unemployment line dumb
ass.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 25 August 2019

Submit claims each time you are assessed points for caps! 

8hr claim for each point assessed. 

1 caps point = 8 hrs
3 caps points = 24hrs
6 caps points = 42 hrs
10 caps points = 80 hrs!

The contract rule violations are discipline and due process parts of
the agreement!

 We will be swimming in dough after this boys!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 25 August 2019

For those with company stock or invested 401kís we are shareholders of
the corporation!

Any dodgy management practices must be reported to the ethics hotline!


RECORD ALL CAR NUMBERS FROM DERAILMENTS!!!!!!!!!

The company likes to re-rail cars when they can without notifying the
shipper/car owners.
Keep a running list and send to your local chair! This is the type of
dishonest business practice that the unions need to hold over the
companies head!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 25 August 2019

Suicide watch what a joke I say let them come on out and get some of our
lives they made miserable. Now when things donít go there way ready to
go out the easy way. Donít understand why they hate there employees so
much and they think we are always out to screw them. Maybe if they was
able to treat people right we could all get along. Maybe if they give
back to there employees instead of taking all the time and cheating
them out of pay they could learn a lot from the people that are out
here beating the ballast everyday instead of always putting there
employees down. When someone details or something goes south there
first concern isnít about the crew there only concern is (are the share
holders ok). Itís never to late to turn over a new leaf. They make
billions and all they wanna do is put the workers out. How getting
thanks awards back, boots, family day and pay the claims they are
suppose to pay. Maybe foot needs to come off the high horse come down
and ride trains and get to know his people instead of trying to drive
fear and intimidation. How about making your employees feel like an
asset to the company and not like an expense!!!! How about you take
good care of your people and they take care of you model. Instead first
thing they wanna blame when it doesnít go there way is EMPLOYEE PUSH
BACK. Perfect example Hunter Harrison!!!! Weíre did all the money they
paid him get him???? Look and all the people he screwed over in the
process. He couldnít take the money with him instead he made everyone
miserable cutting jobs laying off hundreds starving people out putting
peoples families out on the street!!!! You think that got him in to
heaven??? Itís a shame greed runs this country and most business
anymore. Itís not about the people that are for the long haul itís
about quick profits cut slash sell and get out let the long term people
deal with the mess. I think the majority of the people agree that work
out here they may enjoy there job but itís the crap we have to put up
with is what they donít like.

Name: One proud union member
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 24 August 2019

Derry head of csxt LR let go as a result of losing self transporting
arbitration resulting in over a million dollars of claims for BLET
members!!! Who's left???

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 24 August 2019

To:   Suicide watch 

Please explain more!!

Name: Suicide watch
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 24 August 2019

With the stock prices falling, and a poor outlook for the rest of 2019.
Please report any strange behaviour from ceo Foote to management below
him. If you recognize these managers close to tracks on moving trains
or trying to walk between cars. Take action stop movement of your
train, and contact CSX police at once. Arrangements have been made to
put these, decisions makers on observation until stock price rise.
Govern yourself accordingly.

Name: One proud union member
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 24 August 2019

One more thing this high school educated Bro will make 200k this year,
would never have an opportunity to make such a wage w/o the BLET. I'm
sure u don't look at this site but a big ty will be passed to my LC
and GC!

Name: One proud union member
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 24 August 2019

I too collected 35k in one week for claims for being required to drive
myself and fellow crew members. Regardless of all the uneducated
disparaging remarks about the BLET, imo we have some of the best
representation in the country. Think about it csx tells us drive their
vehicles our union arbitrates and wins the case, now we're swimming in
$$$$$. My 35k will cover my union dues for my entire career!!Keep up the
food fight gentlemen.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 24 August 2019

I almost forgot.  Thanks trainmaster for proving my point. You wrote
"things would run much smoother with know (<lmao) union. Mr. Mediorce
thanks for proving my point. You were looking for the word NO. Those
two letter words are a bitch. Lmao!! I know your no trainmaster but
it's fun messing with you. You know. Hahaha!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 24 August 2019

Trainmaster less than 1 year..

Willing to bet you were part of that union, and probably still pay them
union dues so when you get fired you still have a job.. you guys go from
proud union men to, management pusses.. kool aide drinking, the union
sucks, wish we could pay you $15 an hour pricks, then back to the
craft, hard core management haters, judging the current trainmasters
like you weren't crooked yourself, stealing overtime, telling lies how
you didnt manage like the others ones, you only charged people that were
about to retire, or the ones that the union wanted gone.. like we
believe your dumb asses, all while keeping your knee pads,Ky jelly ,
and tissues close by just in case they want you back in management.
SWEAR TO GOD THATS TRUE !

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 24 August 2019

Thanks BLET for that 43K check. Thanks management for having me drive
myself. Last but not least thanks to myself for putting in claims and
following up. LMAO! Oh forgot thanks CXS for hiring mediocre
management. HAHAHAHAHAHAHA.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 24 August 2019

Things would run smoother and be more enjoyable if there were know
aggravating unions to Deal with

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

In all my years when it is contract time, information is post for
members to read. To make a long story short. Most members just see the
raise they will get. That donít read all the other amendments that
benefit the company. Again they sign to accept the contract. Then after
they signed to support the agreement and find out all the other rules
have been changed they are mad as hell at the union. Why would anyone
sign off on anything if they donít understand the contents of
agreement. So who should be to blame for your lazy ignorance!

Name: conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 23 August 2019

brothers 

can someone please explain to me how a company who preaches
Safety...safety....safety and claims to be so concerned about our well
being puts something as serious as the procedure for sterile cab in the
notices. This is something that should be issued and discussed through
the operating rules. It is no secret that alot of employees don't read
the notices on a regular basis even though they are supposed to and
management knows this. It is just plain ignorant to put a discussion
notice out about something as important as sterile cab. They could
change 1 line in it and reissue it as a new addition to the operating
rules. I just don't get the mindset of this company.

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

Well at least college football starts tomorrow night!!    I can mark off
FMLA !   &#128405;this place

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 23 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. 
5. safety of the crews and the public must come first!

Name: SlackAction
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 23 August 2019

Well, I think the BLET did one helluva job fighting and winning the
arbitration for the carrier insisting that crews drive themselves
around the yards.  Carrier was offered a settlement before, but
insisted on figting it.  They LOST THEIR ASS!  Thousands of dollars
across many engineers who filed the claims.  One dumb shit running
labor relations.  

In other news, a certain weinie-waving officer was seen leading the
odd-squad to Cleveland to repair the carrier's self-inflicted
disaster.  What a bunch of morons.  We haven't been able to fill our
yard jobs previously, so whover thought it was a bright idea to move
all the work out of Willard and Ashtabula has been proven deficient in
the head.  You can't make this shit up folks.

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

Well put guy. You summed it up with that one

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

My Dear Bullshitt(er),
I seldom respond to someone like you because generally itís a waste of
breath to do so, however I have to point out to you that you are sadly
misinformed and that you are the one who ďdoesnít get itĒ.
While the union has a responsibility to itsí membership, the membership
also has a responsibility to report violations of the contract (Canít
fix what you donít know about can ya?), and to follow up with claims if
warranted. All too often because thereís no instant action, our
membership just goes away, and guys like you espouse the bullshit you
do knowing little if anything of the process involved in actually
correcting the issues. There in lies the problem, the expectation of
INSTANT ACTION and resolution by the union. If youíd bothered to
actually understand the history of this industry and itsí unions, and
why things are the way they are, then youíd probably understand a bit
more why itís a slow exhaustive process in getting anything resolved.
If you bothered talking to a lawyer who understands the Railway Labor
Act (RLA) youíd get the same answer.  

That history plays a large part in our issues union wise both in the
past and in the current day. As someone whoís been in this industry 40+
years, and in a union position for 20+ of those years the issues havenít
changed, except the PEBís ,Arbitration processes, and the industries
brazen disregard for contracts they agree to, have either cut the legs
out from under the Union (i.e. Van wart commission study- look it up),
set bad precedent (try understanding PLBís ABAís and 1st, 2nd ,3rd and
4th Division of the NRAB awards) , or gotten more brazen because of the
malaise of our membership.   Oh, and the arguments guys like you present
havenít changed either. 40+ yrs of the same ďbullshitĒ. Iíll also tell
you I had a similar attitude as yours way back when. Then I actually
did something about and not just espouse bullshit, I ran for office in
that union. Iíd challenge you all to do the same, itís more of an eye
opener or epiphany than bullshit from a bullshitter on the internet.
 
For some reason you think that weíre unique in the issues we face union
vs company, in some respects they are, but in a larger sense it is truly
a war on the working man. Guys like you portray the union in a bad light
(no unions arenít perfect, but you and I arenít either) Yet you best
think about what your workplace might be without that union.

Great that you toss the stones, but if youíre actually a union member,
the glass house you break might be your own.

Name: bullshit
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 23 August 2019

volunteersucker

You and the rest of the idiots aren't getting it.  Its the unions
responsibility to do what ever it takes to put a stop to constant
violations. When they allow the company to continually violate the same
crap over and over without taking them to the mat it IS NOT REPRESENTING
THE MEMBERS TO THE BEST OF THEIR ABILITY.  Then when they bend over and
change the agreement to get the company off of their backs and let the
bastards pay half of what they should be for each violation they are
doing nothing but misrepresenting the members and the contract. That is
the problem and yes they can be sued for it. You idiots need to talk to
a labor law lawyer. Yes the unions have lawyers and they know exactly
what they are doing when they assist in writing these trash hole
agreements with manipulative language that most members just don't get
or understand.  They need their asses taken to court. Better yet, we
just need to get better representation.

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

I ran for union rep. Was nominated and voted iN   I took several s
course on how to represent a member and file grievances. Remember we
are volunteers to to union jobs. We never came out of Harvard, and we
took an oath to do the job to the best of our ability. You say your
going to sue the union, weíll waste your money trying. If a rep. Goes
to bat for one guy and works hard to get results and is successful,
good on him. He might not put as much effort into fighting for the next
guy and loses. But all as the union has to prove he did the best for the
member with the ability he has. And the head union guys are appointed.
Good luck trying to remove them. So when the union and company sit down
to negotiate a contract. The company has there big shot lawyers, and the
union has there volunteers that worked there way up. And are not lawyers
buy any means. The union leaves sucker words in the contract that gives
the company an out if they want to bastardized the meaning. The company
gives some major prizes like a raise, and then in exchange removes a lot
of little things that the guys donít miss till they need them. So the
contract goes to a vote. All as the members see is a raise. And signs
off on accepting the contract without reading all the other amendments
that the company took away. Then the union say we got you a contract
that you voted for and supported without reading everything, then bitch
later!

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 &#128064;/&#128064;

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

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

BNSFSX , we already running their trains anyway.

Name: Foote
E-mail: 
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
E-mail: 
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 
E-mail: 
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
E-mail: 
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
E-mail: 
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: 
E-mail: 
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: 
E-mail: 
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
E-mail: 
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
E-mail: 
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
E-mail: 
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
E-mail: 
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
E-mail: 
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 
E-mail: 
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
E-mail: 
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 &#128591; 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 &#128175;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
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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!