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Rule #1 -- Don't get hurt.

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



Webmaster's note:

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

You do the math.



Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 18 January 2021

To the Black History Buff,

Try lynched not linched.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 18 January 2021

Maybe New V.P. elect Kamala Harris can use some of her "skills" too
influence Union Officials to do right by there members

Name: conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 17 January 2021

Reminder

ARE YOU F..K KIDDING ME? I had to work on Christmas! The birthday of
Jesus Christ! Do we get Easter off. How about Thsnksgiving? Do they lay
in for the 4th of July? How about Memorial day? What the hell makes you
think MLK day should be any different than the other holidays!  It's
the damn railroad! 
And as for that race baiting Chuckd comment, you are a dumb f..k!
People are working on race relations. It's racist pigs like you
posting stupid crap that keeps bringing unity down. Bet I can guess
your ethnicity. Maybe have a hand out reaching for that pay me because
my Great Great Grandpappy was a slave so I deserve a handout? People
like you reap what you soe.

Name: ChuckD
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 15 January 2021

Wasn't it a bunch of AFL-CIO goons that linched black strike breakers
in the 1920's?  They were just trying to earn a living, and you
fuckers killed them.  The woke-police need to take you to task.  Time
to cancel you!

Name: Another Win
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 15 January 2021

SMART-TD WINS ANOTHER VICTORY IN THE CREW CONSIST BATTLE
PUBLISHED: JANUARY 15, 2021
On January 8, 2021, Arbitrator Wendell Bell issued his arbitration
award regarding the process and procedure in arbitrating the Carriersí
(UP, BNSF, NS & KCS) attack on the Crew Consist Moratoria.

The arbitration, known as a ďProcedural Public Law Board,Ē had the
purpose of determining the terms of how any primary arbitration should
proceed. Procedural PLBs 7959, 7960, 7961 & 7962 were a result of
SMART-TDís efforts disputing the improper action of the Railroads to
prematurely re-open crew consist negotiations before the appropriate
moratorium expired.

SMART-TD argued the Carriers improperly served their Notice to
Arbitrate and failed to properly conference their suddenly new-found
interpretations of the moratoria. SMART-TD not only prevailed in these
arguments, it also secured a ruling ensuring the terms of the next
round of arbitration will be conducted properly.

In a fairly dense 35-page award, which cited U.S. Supreme Court and
numerous lower-court decisions along with several arbitration awards,
the Procedural Arbitrator set May 1, 2021, for the next round of
arbitration, dependent upon funding approvals by the National Mediation
Board. As currently constructed, the National Mediation Board consists
of two Republican members appointed by President Donald Trump and one
Democrat member. It is expected the make-up of the Board will change
shortly once the nominations by President-elect Biden are confirmed by
the U.S. Senate. Whether those changes will be able to take place prior
to the selection of the next arbitrator or May 1st is unknown.

The railroadsí efforts to swiftly force a change to crew consist while
still under the railroad-friendly Trump Administration is now unlikely
due to the unwavering effort of SMART-TD. Since October 2019, when the
railroads first ignited this fight, SMART-TD has defended our
agreements against this attempted subversion by the carriers. We have
and continue to tirelessly fight for our membersí livelihoods.

SMART-TD members can rest assured that their union will continue to
fight to protect your crew consist agreements and livelihood, while
seeking to secure the opportunities of the future in the rapidly
changing and technology-laden railroad industry.

Name: Reminder
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 15 January 2021

Monday, January 18th is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day which celebrates the
birthday, life, and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The Day has been
a designated federal holiday since 1986. While roughly 1 of 3 U.S.
workers are granted a holiday, MLK Day has yet to be recognized by U.S.
rail carriers. For us on the nationís railroads, it is unfortunately,
business as usual. Please see the RWU Resolution in Support of a Paid
Holiday for All Railroaders on MLK Day adopted in April, 2019.

Railroad Workers United (RWU) urges all railroad workers to remember
and honor the life of this great American. A tireless fighter for civil
rights, King also was a champion of organized labor and trade unionism.
In fact, when he was gunned down by an assassin on April 4, 1968, King
was in Memphis, TN to support the efforts of the sanitation workers
there to organize into a union.

Kingís support of unions was long-standing, although that endorsement
was not returned by unions, including most rail unions that did not
offer membership to African-Americans. In 1961, Kingís address at the
AFL-CIOís annual convention was considered a turning point. At the
Convention, King observed: ďOur needs are identical with laborís needs:
decent wages, fair working conditions, livable housing, old-age
security, health and welfare measures, conditions in which families can
grow, have education for their children, and respect in the community.
That is why Negroes support laborís demands and fight laws which curb
labor. That is why the labor-hater and labor-baiter is virtually always
a twin-headed creature spewing anti-Negro epithets from one mouth and
anti-labor propaganda from the other mouth.Ē

In the last year of his life, King had embarked upon organizing a ďPoor
Peoples CampaignĒ designed to unite people of all races in a struggle to
redistribute the wealth and power in society to common everyday working
people. ďI think it is necessary for us to realize that we have moved
from the era of civil rights to the era of human rights Ö [W]hen we see
that there must be a radical redistribution of economic and political
power, then we see that for the last twelve years we have been in a
reform movementÖThat after Selma and the Voting Rights Bill, we moved
into a new era, which must be an era of revolutionÖIn short, we have
moved into an era where we are called upon to raise certain basic
questions about the whole society.

Railroad Workers United encourages all railroad workers to honor the
life and legacy of Dr. King on Monday. Take a few minutes to read some
of his writings and speeches, take part in local activities, and
consider the prospects of your union negotiating a paid holiday for the
rank & file on MLK Day. Please see the information below.

Solidarity forever!

Ron Kaminkow
RWU General Secretary
secretary@railroadworkersunited.org

Public Events This Weekend
Register Free for the AFL-CIO's  MLK Civil & Human Rights Conference
1/15 & 1/16
Register Free for the Community Awards Ceremony 1/16

Video Clips: MLK, Unions and Organized Labor
King Speech - The Dignity of Labor
MLK Speaks to Local #1199
On Labor, Wealth, and Justice



Railroad Workers United
Solidarity -- Unity -- Democracy

Name: cfriend
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 1-10 years
Posted: 15 January 2021

conductor 1-10

Good try company mole. Bidens good!  Go to facebook instead. CSX isnt
going to give you an award for your distraction tactics.


Make 2021 count this year.  Instead of claims, file every single FRA,
Federal, State and county law violation you can find. The game should
be on.  If they dont want to pay the men so they can support their
families then make them pay someone else. No sense on letting them keep
your money. Make them pay fines. Hurt them where it counts. In the
pockets and in the public. Bad media is the devil itself!

Name: Csx 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 14 January 2021

https://youtu.be/UDDyWdk-31M
One of the best links Iíve heard in my railroad career letís make sure
they follow up on whatís being promised

Name: Loco
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 14 January 2021

Locomotive 30

Sounds like all delays were not your fault and they just wanted shit to
roll down hill to you. When this shit starts I cover my arss with
reports to the dispatcher.  If asked to assist a train if your on
single main and behind them your delay is irrelevant. They frickin no
why. If you could have moved on double main and they asked you to
assist you tell dispatcher to document the time you are being asked to
delay your train. If a tele goes out you tell dispatcher to document
time for FRA report on malfunctioning safety devises. Always make sure
you verbally point out THEIR PROBLEMS and responsibilities. When they
bust your chomps for it just tell them the dispatcher documented
everything and they can listen to the radio tapes. Oh and always remind
them that the COMPANY TO PROGRAM is running the train and you have no
control on how it wants to run! Put the shit on tape and get the
dispatcher involved! They hate it when you put all their problems on
front street!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 12 January 2021

Biden/Harris is good for America and good for the railroad.

Name: Legal
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 10 January 2021

CSX continues to try and interfere with it's employees ability to use
FMLA. Just because a employee takes FMLA on a Holiday doesn't mean
they aren't using it for what it's intended for. If CSX/Henson sends
a employee a letter wrongly accusing them of misusing FMLA on a holiday
or another day for that matter, immediately file a complaint with the
U.S. Dept. of Labor in your area and definitely contact a lawyer as
well.  This abuse by CSX can't be tolerated anymore by  people whose
goal it is to eliminate all of our jobs. Their continued abuse of
employees and false charge letters are direct violations of Federal
laws protecting employees from employers like CSX, and also has grounds
for legal action against all involved in this unethical business
practice.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 09 January 2021

Well winning...........
Just where do you get that?  Documented\written language in contract
agreements for T&E people can be similar.

Hell, the unions got weak, weaker, 'cause the younger people did.

I once had more balls/clout when I was an active employee \ local rep.
 account I had backing: local, general committee, state board, etc.  
The full time union big-shots have to protect the working on the job
part time local reps.  RR companies have gotten away with a
lot of vindictiveness.  Takes guts to stand up - beat 'em and someone
little can/may lose their butt.  However, they: the employee & union,
win 80+ % of the time in the end if anything has to go farther
(arbitration, etc., etc).

Name: Winning
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for 1-10 years
Posted: 09 January 2021

" The Company shall maintain a sufficient number of extra employees to
protect customer service obligations and vacations, personal leave days
or other extended vacancies." Stop attacking your fellow employees! We
are the Union! CSX is not doing what it should. In Montgomery they
removed our personal leave days. This company has no integrity. When
committed to integrity a company will thrive in even the toughest
situations. At CSX I have seen an organization choose a different path.
Other extended vacancy... The extra board is intended to be a list of
"extra" employees. Not a board that is always exhausted. They either
don't know or care enough to follow the agreement. They fire so many
people and ruined countless careers, in an effort to drive up the
bottom line..if you haven't realize that you, must think you are part
of the "winning culture" Go put in the extra work so they can pay the
shareholders more dividends.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 08 January 2021

Well here on Uncle Peteís R.R.  Train management is coming done on the
crews for every minute of delay and I do mean ever minute. Case in
point, I had a ethanol train normally it would take 9 hours running
time for 352 mile run. We got delayed leaving by an hour and one half
because a 14800 foot monster in front of us had telemetry problems.
Then because of cold weather here in Nevada our train is 40 mph and on
top of that with train optimizer running at some points of our trip we
were down to 28 mph. We caught the train in front of us as they tripped
a detector and we assisted that train (20 minute delay) and continued
on, then we had to Flag for 12 miles as the track was shunted out for
those 12 miles then this person from train management calls us and heís
pissed off at us for the delays. We can only make it so far before we
died on HOS then to top it off they put us through a siding at 12 mph
and that just killed us we came up short by 10 miles which was still
another 25 miles to the end terminal. The next time I went to work I
got called into the office to explain this. This is the new regime they
have in place here. We have one of Hunter Harrisons guys here running
the show so I am understanding now what you guys went through over
there, stay safe and good luck to us all.

Name: Kill shot 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 05 January 2021

You cant have one foot on the ground and the other up your ass

Name: been almost 10 years gone now!
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 05 January 2021

after reading a few posts in here ! do you really think csx  cares?
 why not treat your brothers and sisters better?
what your union brothers and sisters do with their time off is
nobody's business !!!!  try to understand you should be sticking
together !  no 
shortcuts no favors your on the job performance is what counts !!
 the company will keep on f...ing with you unless you stand up !  any
beefs or complaints  file them accordingly !!!  claims? send to the
union !
 no answer? use snail mail  and makem sign for your claims  that way
you start the chain of command !!!!!!   just a thought ?   be  safe 
work safe !!!  for gods sake if you think they are your friends watch
your back! is the union still in csx headquarters in florida? or are
they in Cleveland !!!    they still paying locker claims?  !!!! are
they still using stickman?  stop your train back as far as possible
?makem walk !  do they have  an id even if you know them makem show id
!! ttfn  see yas soon?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years
Posted: 04 January 2021

You guys should ask that idiot Spencer about the time he got robbed at
Arnies Idle Hour strip club in Harvey illinois the first time he worked
at Barr yard. They took his Rolex and money. They seen that ďbrotherĒ
comin from a mile away lmao.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 01 January 2021

Guess Iíll mark back up about 3:45 am catch me a daylight run . Easy
Peezy

Name: Giving
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 31 December 2020

I hope they give out calendars in 2021 the corporate website prices are
too high 24.95 for calendar. I like the free ones

Name: Conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 31 December 2020

Just wanted to wish everyone a HAPPY NEW YEAR. wishing 2021 is better
then this one for sure. Canít wait to earn my free turkey in 2021. Work
all year donít miss no miss calls no mark offs get a free turkey. A lot
to give for one free turkey

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 31 December 2020

Only problem is you so called brothers do abuse FMLA and I hope they
fire every one of you. Yeah go to court and let a judge see your
pathetic work record how every weekend and holiday and after one round
trip you mark off family medical. With brothers like these who needs
enemies.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 31 December 2020

Latest news coming outta water street is 2021 will bring a merger .
Covid will be blamed and it will cost many jobs . Time to pack tha
luggage we may have to move again honey .

Name: Legal
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 30 December 2020

CSX continues to try and interfere with it's employees ability to use
FMLA. Just because a employee takes FMLA on a Holiday doesn't mean
they aren't using it for what it's intended for. If CSX/Henson sends
a employee a letter wrongly accusing them of misusing FMLA on a holiday
or another day for that matter, immediately file a complaint with the
U.S. Dept. of Labor in your area and definitely contact a lawyer as
well.  This abuse by CSX can't be tolerated by these people whose goal
it is to eliminate all of our jobs. Their continued abuse of employees
and false charge letters are direct violations of Federal laws
protecting employees from employees like CSX, and also has grounds for
legal action against all involved in this business practice.

Name: todd novack
E-mail: collinwood
Employed as: Yard Master, for 1-10 years
Posted: 29 December 2020

stick your covid turkeys up th 1638 unions ass frozen???

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: CSX Contractor, for 30+ years
Posted: 29 December 2020

Be prepared and if your not already get on a tight budget and stick to
it. csx gonna sweat more assets 2021 big time.

Name: conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 27 December 2020

CSX 

Guess what!  No one gives a crap about your turkeys, stock bonus,
trucks or whatever stupid brainwashing crap you offer to give us to
stay marked up. Getting tested positive for covid may be the best thing
that is happening to us. At least you can't threaten us with whipping
or beatings with this one! Yeah, take our good time credits away. Put
us in the penalty box again. SO WHAT! Still taking off the time we
need. You created this hostile work environment now you deal with the
Karma. RANKED THE 5th WORST EMPLOYER TO WORK FOR IN THE COUNTRY. WHAT A
JOKE YOU ARE!

Name: Mark Lorensen
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 25 December 2020

Just a heads up guys!

The company is going to deliver a turkey to your house if you stay
marked up all year.  This does start on Jan 1 and if you get covid it
will disqualify you from the turkey.


Thanks,

Mark

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 23 December 2020

Merry Christmas   to all the fine T&E union brothers and sisters.  

Enjoy your Holiday on the rail and or in the fine motels CSX provides. 
 We sure thank each and everyone of you for staying marked up and
thinking about your peers before selfishly laying off or missing calls.
 We all know how it feels when we have to cover someone's shift.   
Boynutz will be sending out his warmest holiday wishes.    Lets all
give 110% and stay marked up New Years too.    This year the day before
the day before and the day after the day after is considered holidays
too.  So we will monitor all lay offs. And will pull everyone of you
lazy POS out of service for any  and all layoffs other than union
buisness

Name: Christmas Turkey Giveaway 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 22 December 2020

Free Christmas turkey for all working on Christmas day. To claim your
gift all you have to do is wake up Christmas day before work and go
look in the mirror.

Name: Retired Now
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 22 December 2020

Bottom Line:

ALL the things that have to be lived and put up with, tolerated =
The price you pay for the life you choose.  
No one is ever conscripted, drafted, forced, to work for a RR Co.

Name: Can't Give an EF
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 22 December 2020

Are they going to shut down for Christmas??? They don't have crews to
run trains now before Christmas! No worries here! Here are your
options:
1-Stay home because manpower shortage! No Call
2-Mark off Christmas Covid! (Covers New Years Eve Also)
3-Mark off FMLA!
4-Mark off Sick! If you can afford the points!
5-Miss Call!
6-Red Block(My Favorite) I don't drink!
7-If you're in the special class of the elite few you can mark off
personal business! (I don't qualify for that one)
Now if you can't use any of these 7 you most likely are a piece of
shit and should look for work else where!
You're welcome for the advice! Just keeping it real!

I forgot about the 8th one because it doesn't apply to me either!
UNION BUSINESS!!!

Name: todd novack
E-mail: collinwood
Employed as: Yard Master, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 22 December 2020

does any union man work a regular job , or is he on special assiment 
ask them what job they are working ,how about marking off foe union
bussnes3rd trick and working 1st , none are working shitty pool jobs  
and stan around and wait to kiss the ring    claims never get paid ,
there standard answer be lucky you have a job    i bet they will be
home for the holidays , collinwood dagos are the worst , there are
special place for them in hell for them  be happy in you work ass holes

Name: R VanBlupmkin
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 22 December 2020

Dont think for a second you dipshits are going to spend the holidays
with your families. Nothing will be laid in and you will all work. If
you mark off sick you will be taken out of service. I'll be at home
playing with my He-Man collection and thinking up new ways to fuck up
the yard. But of course I'll have to run it past Boycuck first.

Name: Who fucking knows
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 21 December 2020

DOES ANYBODY KNOW WTF THE RAILROAD IS GOING TO DO FOR THE HOLIDAYS ITS
ALWAYS A FUCKING SECRET. SHUT DOWN OR WORK LET US KNOW ONE WAY OR
ANOTHER

Name: Don't Care No More!
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 21 December 2020

PTI has a stronger union at $20 bucks a month than CSX employees!
That's sad in itself. I ran across the salaries of our general
committee several years back and it was astonishing to say the least
for guys that came from the conductor and engineer ranks. On average it
was 200,000 a year!(Not a misprint) It is no wonder they don't do
anything but to persuade the dues paying members to  keep paying dues
while they are out to lunch with the company! You don't have to shovel
sunshine in Jacksonville!  I'm old and remember a time when unions were
a good thing for the working class! Not the case anymore!!!  The light
should have came on bright when they told you to vote for Biden! Need I
say more? Trains are sitting all over now, and remember Christmas Covid
is real!!! Don't be afraid to mark off!!! Canadian CSX brought this
shit on themselves You reap what you sow!!! Merry Christmas!!!

Name: karma
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 21 December 2020

Hope you boys in Grand Rapids are enjoying Spencer, glad the little,
stupid, fat POS is gone.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Engine repair, for 10-20 years
Posted: 21 December 2020

Ah yes! At work, sitting on the toilet taking a good smelly dump on
company time. Thinking about all the money Iím going to rack up making
double time and a half working the holidays! Itís a great time to be
working in the mechanical dept. Fuck fixing the locomotives, hide out
and make big bucks! Screw CSX!

Name: conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 21 December 2020

????

So what is his name? Why not put it out there.  Did you know other
locals have the power to address this issue with the international?
They have the right to bring up conduct charges and demand an
investigation of any other local that is not acting in the best
interest of the UTU. So put his name out there and demand an answer as
to why this trainmaster was allowed to come back with intact seniority
without ever paying his dues!

Name: Vanderbilt
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 21 December 2020

Just do " your job". And Go home. Get up and do it again. SAFELY.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 20 December 2020

Talk to the guys that hired out with him, they say he opted out of
joining a union, because he planned on being a train master. He is now
breaking all the rules he wrote people up for, and non of the
management will write him up been cought breaking serious rules
multiple times now.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 20 December 2020

No he was a conductor first in the UTU then became a yard master for
about 20
Years firing and writing up as many people as he could. Was supposed to
pay union dues the whole time to keep his seniority but didnít but
somehow he is back as a conductor with his original seniority.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 20 December 2020

And he never joined a union untill a couple of week's ago.  Thought we
were a closed shop?  I want my mony back UTU.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 20 December 2020

The UTU 1031 in savannah Georgia allowed a Trainmaster who fired
multiple of our so called union brothers come back on his seniority and
he didnít pay any dues for almost  20 years. You union officials are
something else.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 20 December 2020

Our unions are the worst I absolutely hate them. They do nothing
absolutely nothing.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 20 December 2020

Don't be a hero, keep the risks at zero.

https://youtu.be/9u9ymiSmtXY

Name: Not Giving an EF anymore!
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 19 December 2020

Just in case anyone is struggling with whether or not this is a career
or a job. It's no more than a fricking job.There are $20 dollar a
month unions stronger than what we have on the railroad.
(Not a Joke) The only thing you can do now is protect yourself. Don't
be stupid and afraid of losing your job! I'd rather lose my job than
my life and I refuse to be the next fatality! These new FRA regs don't
mean shit to the company. The money they will save for a few lives lost
is well worth it to them. You're just a number. Be smart. Protect
yourself and take their money. Unfortunately a lot of these young
dumbasses can't think for themselves! OUT

Name: Avon cash
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 19 December 2020

The crash happend December 11th remote conductor shoving in train not
engineer qualified and crashed cars what was his name just wondering
always something at Avon glad you guys stick together thanks for the
post. I used to take trains to Avon from Louisville side. Those NMAD
guys are tough. Not like these southern guys csra you still have the
bump system as we are screwed with the bid system.

Name: Corporate greed
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 19 December 2020

December 18, 2020
 
 
Brothers and Sisters:

As we find ourselves amid what is historically the most dangerous
season of the year, I must unfortunately caution you of new additional
intensified dangers borne from the Federal Railroad Administrationís
(FRA) most recent Final Rulemaking. On Friday, December 11, 2020, the
FRA granted an extensive and exhaustive list of regulation changes, the
vast majority of which served to lower the bar of safety and increase
the profit margin for this nationís rail carriers. This is evidenced in
the no less than two dozen references of cost savings to the carriers as
a result of this rulemaking. Not only has the FRA once again vacated its
role as the countryís chief safety regulator, but it has also failed in
its own mission statement, vision, and purpose.

As you are aware, a known unsafe condition exists with the DB-10 brake
valves in cold weather conditions. In fact your Union, on December 15,
2019, petitioned the FRA to issue an Emergency Order that would
prioritize safety over productivity by requiring the replacement of the
defective valves and disallow the railroadsí attempts to apply stopgap
procedures that only camouflage and exacerbate the seriousness of the
situation. That petition was unfortunately denied by the FRA muzzling
our request for the safest course of action.

Due to the FRAís reckless action, rolling stock is now permitted to be
off-air for 24 hours before requiring a new brake inspection. This
means that the only true method of identifying the faulty brake valves
has been reduced immeasurably, if not eliminated altogether on certain
properties. As a result, the regularity of brake inspections has now
been reduced to a fraction of the previous standard, and, thus
defective brake valves will be permitted to remain in service longer
and be more apt to adversely affect a trainís braking capabilities.
Given the consequence of these faulty valves remaining in place is that
they render a trainís emergency brake feature inoperative, I am asking
all to please remain diligent in your daily duties and to take nothing
for granted. This includes railroad workarounds designed to mask flawed
brake valves like drawing the brake pipe pressure down to zero before
making a separation. Should a carrier official ask you to perform such
a task, please notify my office as soon as it is safe and proper to do
so, so that we may address it with the carrier and applicable
government agencies.

The railroads have historically had trouble maintaining an accurate
record of when a train or car(s) initiates its ďoff airĒ status (and
that was with the four-hour limit). I highly anticipate major
complications regarding the determination of actual time off air when
going on-duty or making a pick-up. If you feel as though you are being
instructed to move equipment that has been off air greater than
twenty-four hours, please report it to your supervisor and to my
office. Do not be insubordinate, but also do not allow the instance to
go unreported or undocumented. We will progress the report
accordingly.

In addition to the time off-air regulation, the FRA has also made
changes to regulations regarding single-car air brake tests,
end-of-train devices, helper service, brake maintenance, additional
brake-related items, utility employee duties, and various other rules
and/or processes.

It is clear the intent of these changes was not to improve safety, but
rather to widen the avenue in which railroads can operate without
oversight or guidance Ė a devastating scenario we just experienced with
the Boeing 737 Max. As such, please rest assured that our legal
department is currently in the process of filing a formal appeal and
petition of reconsideration to overturn this extremely dangerous and
egregious action. However, until a recourse can be achieved, it is on
all of us to have our brothersí and sistersí backs. It is clear that
the FRA and carriers do not.

Name: invest
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 18 December 2020

Stockholders


Covid policy that is just a mere joke for the workers, attendance
policy that clearly is written with intimidation language, VP of Ops
who clearly is inept, cameras and violation of privacy in the AFHT
lodging, manpower shortages and derailment after derailment.  It is no
wonder that CSX has made the top 5 on the list of worst employers to
work for.

Name: Mr ryan vancumskin
E-mail: You will address me as sir.net
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 17 December 2020

If you fuktards keep getting covid you will not punch out early..8 hours
not a minute less..u can spread it while u  rot in the crew room.i could
care less..I got a terminal to run..you will not get in my way ..no
relief jobs in the cards either..a low head count keeps my pecker
hard..boycuck has big plans for me..until next time keep pounding the
rocks..while I'm leading from the front

Vancumskin out

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 17 December 2020

WHO in the heck is Boychuk?
Who in the heck is Van-whatever.......?
FNGs = are/always will be, a PITA.

Name: Trainmasters 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 16 December 2020

Most of the Trainmasters think that Boychuk is a greasy head troll. You
should hear his midget voice on the conference calls. Itís hilarious.
We text each other laughing while he is throwing his big ego at us.
Fuck you troll. E-test that.

Name: Bambam
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 15 December 2020

Is it Vanfartscum? Or Vanblumpkin? Most road guys use
Vanblumpkin...because VanFartScum is too easily seen as a
negative...Vanblumpkin is subtle enough to get away with directly to
his face, which I have 2 times without incident. 


Bam-Bam


Ps. Its December 2020 and Vanblumkin sucks!

Name: Lloyd
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for 20-30 years
Posted: 15 December 2020

Would you look at that link below?  Three of the top 5 worst places to
work for were class 1 railroads with CSX being #5.  I would argue that
is worse than Norfolk or UP but there's too many people still giving
CSX credit because their brains are mush.  The money and retirement
isn't worth the torture one would have to endure unless they had less
than 5 to retire, and even that is a short time prison sentence.  I
wonder when anyone in those unions will ever grow a set or the workers
will finally snap.  Some people do enjoy cruel and unusual punishment
perhaps.  Merry Christmas to all you idiots who still allow CSX to bend
you over with no lubrication and another year of abuse in 2021.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Engine repair, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 14 December 2020

Phuck all you engineers and conductors! Tired of fixing the stuff you
break. We found that you still get paid while hiding out on a toilet
taking a big dump, or burning one in the air compressor room. Gotten by
like this for years, and making a good living. If managers say anything,
go on LTI and pluck the duck, the Aflac duck.

Name: Retired Now
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 14 December 2020

Family:
Many also wonder about the numbers and would like to know how many
people that were counted also had other serious health issues and
very well may have passed regardless whether they tested positive for
the covid-19 or not.

Name: Family
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years
Posted: 14 December 2020

Walbridge

This is because they know damn well this virus numbers game is a bunch
of crap set up to get everyone going crazy and so damn scared they will
all line up and get a shot for something that every well person who has
not worn a mask, been sick or if was got over it since it showed up in
December. The damn flu did the same thing in the beginning and the
whole world wasnt shut down for it. If we want to take it all serious
then when the flu flares us again, shut down for the season and wear a
mask.  Look at the real science. Quit looking at the trumped up death
numbers. People who were counted as dead from the virus because they
tested positive for the antibodies but died from a car wreck, pace
maker stops, fell off a roof and all the other blah blah we want our
money because we have a case of the corona in our hospital or nursing
home. If it was so damn bad as they claim, then you explain how this
country went from total insane nut wack job shut down and cleaning
everything under the sun along with wearing gloves everywhere you went
to the standards we have now. Look at the quarantine times now. Look at
the ESSENTIAL WORKER/SLAVE guide lines now. How retarded are people!!!!!
 You get exposed at home, keep your butt at home for 14 days.  You get
exposed to someone at work, keep coming in, check your temperature,
leave the life saving diaper on your face and KEEP WORKING!  Look at
the hypocracy of that stupid idiotic guideline set up by the CDC and
the other morons that think the virus knows the difference between
someone at home or someone you sat next to all day that hacked and
coughed across your desk or lunch table and now you are testing
positive.  Americans are just becoming air headed morons!

Name: conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 14 December 2020

Novak


You installed them? Where do you look for them,  If you put a washrag
over them that should block them right?  That is if you can reach them.
 If you take the detector cover off can you see them. Put some tape or
something over the camera. Can't come after you for tampering with
their smoke detector without proving you did it and that would only be
if they said they saw you do it or they check it every single time they
clean the room before the next person comes in. We all know these cheap
rate hotels we stay in wont ever do that! Lucky you get one that is
really clean!  Like last poster said, it is illegal as hell and someone
needs their nads put in a vice grip for this one!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 14 December 2020

No matter how you slice it-he was in the wrong.

#AvonsYoungestEngineer

Name: novack in the ass
E-mail: fffrr
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 14 December 2020

because ass hole i installed them before i worked on the rr

Name: More Walbridge Foolishness
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 14 December 2020

So a conductor was informed during the work day that someone in his
house has tested positive for Covid. Conductor calls the rona hotline
and cant get through. Management says hes done for the day but cant
punch out until his * hours is up. Makes him sit in a room full of
people during a shift change with a mask on just so he doesnt punch out
early. So in their fear of someone punching out a few hours early they
potentialy put at least 8 more people at risk. Great job Bamford and
VanFartsCum. Way to put safety first. I hope it spreads like wildfire
next week for the Holidays.

Name: Oldscratch Johnson
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 13 December 2020

https://moneywise.com/a/amp/the-worst-companies-to-work-for

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 13 December 2020

this conductor is known for his ability to run engine guess he was
having an off day

Name: conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 13 December 2020

Novak

If your not full of crap, take a pic of the camera. How do you know
this.  You take the the alarm apart?  Smoking in your room. Post the
pic so we can all call the police and housing department.  That shit is
illegal!

As for the Avon detailment,  hearing talk that RCO cobductor was order
to convert it to conventional and run without a license.  We all knew
this crap would eventually happen! that's why the BLET didn't want
the boys running remotes in the first place!

Name: todd novack
E-mail: collinwood
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 12 December 2020

why is nothing done about cameras in the buffalo hotel    ???? look
under the smoke alarm  there is a micro camera  i dont like to be
watched when i wack off

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 12 December 2020

Lick balls Jim your tablet is trash.

Name: Jim Switchenburg (vp safety)
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 1-10 years
Posted: 12 December 2020

You cannot fix safety with operational testing alone.  This is one team
guys. I will get us back on track!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 12 December 2020

Putting a remote crew on outlawed train to drag in and tie down.

Nothing crazy until self certified conductor thinks its his time to
shine as an engineer, breaks it down to traditional engine and attempts
to perform shove move.

It may not have been his first time running an engine as a conductor
but it is surely his last time. Turns out idle to 8th notch while air
is still releasing on uphill grade can rlly f some shit up. Especially
when you have two six axle geeps and a widebody online with only a
handful of cars.

Congrats on getting christmas off.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 20-30 years
Posted: 11 December 2020

Wait a minute.... Are They are putting a remote eng onto the outlaw
trains?  Or are they putting the remote man on the outlawed train who
isn't a qualified engineer to pull it in? 

Jesus man. 

.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 11 December 2020

Quit 4 years ago but still coming to a RR site! LMAO! Yea ok I'll
listen to you.  NEVER!!

Name: rco
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 11 December 2020

Major crash in AVON YARD!


Yep, another remote job recrewing outlawed trains.  Too much power and
lack of frickin engineering skills.  Yep, dont have to have a license
now.  Drones in the air, stealing pay, refusing recrew tickets, hotel
abuse and the list goes on! People pissed and had enough of their crap
creates manpower shortages.  KARMA IS A BITCH!  Now, the FRA has to
come in. Too bad it takes a damn disaster to get them off their arsses.
 Cant cover this one up!

Name: My new truck 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 11 December 2020

Should have no problem winning this truck since all you lazy fucks
don't come to work. Hopefully it has a tow package so I can haul your
fat ass wife back to the pasture to graze after I get me a little
hummdidly.

Name: Smart one
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 10 December 2020

No need to bully
me.. I don't need a new pick up.
I don't even need them to pay my "claims"
I told them to shove it 4 years ago... and I ain't looked back. 
Its not a " career"
At the railroad.. you ain't gonna see any changes with the new
Demonrat
Administration..
I recommend quiting. 
You wont regret it.I promise. 
If your vested in rrr...your gonna get it 
Call rrr board .
Don't let them trick you in to suffering anymore

Name: Retired Now
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 09 December 2020

All the stuff to have to be concerned with anymore:
Can't remember for sure - guess have to research, look it up -
not 'till the mid to late 1980s did the DOT\FRA come down hard
on individual employees for knowingly & willfully violating any
regulations & rules. Before then, the RRs took the hit.   
Be careful out there.  Safety First.

Name: LOCO
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 08 December 2020

Brothers


WAKE UP!  If you think the PTC police are not watching, you better
think again. They are well aware of the illegal use of restricted mode
when you are not in switching moves. They are well aware of you not
adding cars that you are picking up on line of road. They are well
aware of cars being drug in under the radar on the main line that have
already been yarded. Be careful. Watch your butts. Lying and omitting
info into a Federally mandated program to scratch the companies back or
just because your too lazy to do the input or scared to put someone on
the spot to find the info will cost you your job. If you do it on your
own and no one has ordered you to do it, you are 100% LIABLE! If
anything goes down in a real bad way, you can kiss your job goodbye and
be responsible for all fines and possible jail time if incident level
warrants it. A fatality will send you packing and maybe up the river!

Name: Railroaded and Sore
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 05 December 2020

Why canít we be treated like human beings?
Is that really too much to ask ?

No help from the FRA or the Unions, nothing but crickets...

But Hold on- There is fixing to be a Democrat in the White House so
letís see
What kind of changes this brings, all the unions wanted us to vote
Democrat. 
So what is this going to get us? 
A contract ?
An FRA that gives a damn?

Name: Leroy Jenkins
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for 1-10 years
Posted: 05 December 2020

What a cheap bunch of dicks.  Just pay us correctly, and viola,
motivation achieved!  Of course that will cost more than a pickup
truck.  You could also try staffing to a level that can actually cover
your needs, but oh wait, that might cost a few bucks too.  It's hard
to give a damn about your manpower disaster when one goes from being
called on one's rest ad nauseum, to being furloughed the very next
week, repeatedly.  YOU DID THIS, but you know it, and it doesn't
matter to you.  The status quo is obviously acceptable, otherwise these
circumstances wouldn't persist.  Take your AI and your truck and shove
it.

Name: Take your Truck and shove it
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 05 December 2020

Fuck your truck and fuck all you bastards down at Jacksonville HQ. Iíll
stay marked up if  you pay claims, boost morale, and fix the stupid
attendance point system. In the meantime Fuck your Ford F 150 truck.
What a bunch of arrogant ignorant clueless bastards down in
Jacksonville.

Name: Wowser
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 05 December 2020

'Drive to Suckseed'.  What a frigging joke!  Do you think these bass
turds are doing it for the benefit of the labor?  These jackals have
been raping, pilfering, slashing and burning for 4 years now!  Many
career employees have quit;  people have been bullied and fired for
minor infractions.  Now the company finds itself short-handed on labor
and offers a paltry "prize" to a few, in the event you can go 6
months dodging koolaid-gulping managers looking for their monthly quota
of "assessments" and failures!

How about improving morale at this shit hole?  Maybe bring back the
boot program, lighten up on the "Draconian CAPS" system, stop the
unethical cancellation of personal leave days, pay the claims that are
legitimate and stop violating the contract, hold the managers
accountable for willful neglect of the rules when it is convenient to
get the trains moving!

It has been said, "A happy employee is a productive employee.",
something that PSR does not embrace. An attempt at mending the great
divide between management and labor might go a lot further than any
stupid truck that is virtually unattainable!  

I think I'll just mark off and scratch lottery tickets!!  Good luck
with your quest for an unattainable goal!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 05 December 2020

1 truck for how many thousand employees? 
1 fuckin truck?
Whats the value on that $35k?
Did the rest of the money get caught up in injury and death
settlements?
They couldnt even make it 1 person from each city?

NY jews aint got nothing on CSX. 

Cheap bastards. Id rather mark off

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 04 December 2020

Drive to Succeed. Look at the Gateway and read that. Shows you how much
they care and how intelligent they think you are.  Stay marked up for 6
months work all you can and maybe one of you guys will get a Ford truck.
 If you do work for 6 months and don't win the top couple of prizes CSX
will give you a 100 dollar bill. Yes sir. HUNDO!!!!  Just pay our claims
and give us what our contract states and we will buy our own truck!
SMART and BLET you should get your ass back in the office and fight for
your members that have company boot marks all over our backs.  Sad time
for this industry!!

Name: Oh really
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 03 December 2020

Oh wow you guys are getting a bonus as well? How much is your bonus...1k
like UP? We have all wondered if the bonus is a cut from the government
money, or a way to somehow fix this as a negotiation factor when we
refuse the bullshit contract they are gonna push down our throats! Just
curious brothers ...stay safe and thanks for letting me use your site!

Name: Fact
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 02 December 2020

I was a manager back in the day. CSX knew about the payroll problems,
but turned their back on it. Why??  Because the problems work in their
favor. I guarantee you that if they lost 1 cent that they would have it
fixed within hours. Look how much money the company has saved by
screwing the employees out of their wages. T&E guys takes the biggest
hit. Broken contracts, mileage, basic day ( lower class if pay) and so
on. Itís pitiful that they have no shame. But yet, we are the crooks.
They better put cameras on themselves.



Name: conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 01 December 2020

New brothers


I knew when I applied for this job it was going to be an interesting
experience, but I did not think in a million years that a company as
big as CSX would have so many crazy internal problems. I have had my
pay messed up almost every week and if not the pay my schedule. I have
heard guys complain and gripe since day one and I can see why now. How
does a class one railroad as big as CSX have so many problems with
their finance department and their operations procedures. I have seen
so many messed up work orders and bulletins I cant even keep count
anymore. The On board device that is used is never used right and the
PTC program that the Federal government supposedly wanted for safety
of
all train and crews is a mess and the company doesnt even provide the
proper information to be put on them when working industries and pick
ups along the road. It is like the FRA just wanted to put on a big
show
for the public. It is just insane what goes on out here on the
railroad.
I just hope I can make it a full year without either going broke,
being
head hunted for standing up for myself or killed from all the corners
that are being cut. This is just nuts out here!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 01 December 2020

Rick Reed is a useless cunt. That is all.

Name: conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 01 December 2020

New brothers


I knew when I applied for this job it was going to be an interesting
experience, but I did not think in a million years that a company as
big as CSX would have so many crazy internal problems. I have had my
pay messed up almost every week and if not the pay my schedule. I have
heard guys complain and gripe since day one and I can see why now. How
does a class one railroad as big as CSX have so many problems with
their finance department and their operations procedures. I have seen
so many messed up work orders and bulletins I cant even keep count
anymore. The On board device that is used is never used right and the
PTC program that the Federal government supposedly wanted for safety of
all train and crews is a mess and the company doesnt even provide the
proper information to be put on them when working industries and pick
ups along the road. It is like the FRA just wanted to put on a big show
for the public. It is just insane what goes on out here on the railroad.
I just hope I can make it a full year without either going broke, being
head hunted for standing up for myself or killed from all the corners
that are being cut. This is just nuts out here!

Name: We got to being idiots 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 30 November 2020

WTF ARE THEY GONNA GIVE US NONUS FOR WORKING THRU ALL THIS SHIT.WOULD BE
REAL NICE

Name: conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 28 November 2020

Loco 10-20

Ha!ha!   Real talent bro. That's why you work for the railroad. Real
skill blue collar laborer.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 28 November 2020

Conductor 20-30 scab? Moron? Look in the mirror. I have more money and
talent on my worst day then you will your entire life.  Quit and go
back to McDonaldís. You are obviously one of the overpaid who ainít
worth anything.  Haha.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 28 November 2020

Do yíall not have MTO at your locations.  Itís already official and the
former Trainmasters at our terminal have already begin referring to
themselves as MTOs mangers of train operations. No bulletin is needed
but once again somebody on here always think they have all the answers.

Name: conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 28 November 2020

Loco 10-20

Yes you fucking do scab! It is no different than any other rule they
come up with that they pull out of their asses then want to write you
up for. Interpret shit the way they want and blow smoke. Yardmaster
union agreements will have to be altered and new rules edited. tablet
will have to be updated. It isn't just a simple let's start a rumor
and just get everyone to get in line. You are talking over the radio
and FCC monitor. You need professionalism and a system order to notify
all employees of the change. Other crafts call T&E supervisors over the
radio.  Get a fucking clue moron.

Name: Hugh Jorgan
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 28 November 2020

If they change the trainmaster title I heard it was going to be MOTO
(manager of train operations).  

I think a better would me "MOFO"!!
They can call it "Manager Of Freight train Operations".

MOFO is a perfect fit, in more ways than one!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Engine repair, for 10-20 years
Posted: 27 November 2020

2 hour dump? Is that all? I take an 8 hour dump most of the time. And
FUCK the BLM!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 27 November 2020

Conductor, you donít need a notice telling you not to call them
trainmasters etc. I donít care if they want us to call them clowns or
idiots.  You need a notice telling you to wipe your butt after you take
a 2 hour dump on company time? Some of you people are something. Grow up
and do your job or leave. Dang.

Name: SjwHERO
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 27 November 2020

Has anyone even asked the respective managers what their pronouns are?? 
While we all love to party like it's 1999, csx needs to get with the
times.  Gender violence has no place in corporate life.  We must
respect each individual's truth and honor their journey.  We talk a
lot about a place of safety, but where is my safe space for my own
emotional well-being?  I have a right to not be constantly triggered
while I engage in employment!  Lack of vegan crew packs is one thing,
but now the hotel manager says I can't leave my other peleton in the
storage room at the hotel!  Csx will come to regret their deportment
shortly, as numerous train persons are learning to code in our
terminal.  Have fun moving trains in a few weeks when many of us pull
the pin on new careers!

Name: conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 27 November 2020

WHERE IS THE NOTICE!  WHERE IS THE RADIO  RULE CHANGE!  WHERE IS THE
SYSTEM WIDE RULE CHANGE FOR ALL FUTURE ISSUED BULLETINS



UNTIL IT ALL COMES OUT IT IS STILL YARDMASTER AND TRAINMASTER!!

You people are the main problem with this company.  They come up with a
new idea, start a damn rumor and then try to enact it and write people
up for not following it.  This is why we have such a screwed up company
and a Union that cant keep up with their shit. Quit sucking up to their
shit and follow rules as they are published in writing and not by word
of mouth!

Name: Ben Dover
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 27 November 2020

One last post before bed. First off I've always loved Aunt Jemima and
Mrs Butterworth products.  Let me make it clear that I have plenty of
friends of color that agree with me that these products not only
honored the families that they represented but also the black and
Indian culture as a whole.  While we're at CSX honoring the
transgender weirdos,(By the way I don't give a flying FFF about who
you're screwing) lets remember the little people in our lives. I have
a midget brother whom is of African decent. Time to get rid of the
Black Dwarf signals!s.  And as a side note, anyone with a master lock
on their locker will be required to remove it within two days or are
subject to disciplinary action up to discharge.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 27 November 2020

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 26 November 2020


Just don't turn it on

Name: loco
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 26 November 2020

WARNING WHITE BROTHERS


Just had a black brother going off because we are still using the term 
MASTER in the yard!  There was some rumor going around about csx
changing their terms to not use the word master anymore but none of us
have seen anything in writing or official about it. This brother is
bringing racist crap in on this and there is no doubt this BLM crap is
coming in our yard next. Someone tried telling him it didnt have a damn
thing to do with race. Jesus Christ man! Next thing you know you wont be
able to get a damn Masters degree because some damn snowflake will be
offended. It would be nice if he would just quit and save us all the
trouble he is bringing in the front door.

Name: conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 26 November 2020

CSX


WTF is wrong with you.  Rule this.....rule that..... and half the time
your stupid idiotic rule changes end up being a big fat joke that you
must rewrite.  Are you letting that arrogant rules instructor that
keeps bragging he wrote most of the rules in the new book make all
these changes. Like the stupid moronic rule on riding shoves.  Did you
not even read what was written. It is black and white and specific in
stating you CAN NOT ride a car on the end of a shove move unless it has
a riding platform with a guard rail between the end of the car and the
employee.  Do you know how many cars are designed that way. A damn box
car, auto rack, gondola, hopper etc and half the other designs are not
made that way!  GUESS WHAT GENIUS! The train masters are telling
everyone you are idiots and did not write the rule properly and we are
riding what ever we want. You just cant get it straight can you.  It is
just one big joke after another when it comes to you morons!  I just
cant understand how this company keeps their heads above water!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 26 November 2020

If the new tablets are implemented with tracking us in mind, don't
think for a second that I wont be purchasing this or something
similar:

https://www.amazon.com/Silent-Pocket-Faraday-Tablet-Sleeve/dp/B07GXWQZPP

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 26 November 2020

Thankful for FMLA !!!  Biden will give us more days !!!!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 26 November 2020

Name: HR
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 1-10 years
Posted: 25 November 2020


As long as we still use paper we aren't required to turn the tablet on
as soon as we get to work, so they won't know if a person is late or
not based on the location settings. I don't turn it on until I board
the train and am waiting to depart.
But I see what you are saying

Name: Wild turkey 
E-mail: Wildturkey.com
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 25 November 2020

HR... You! You! You! You do this and you do that! Youíre responsible for
this and youíre responsible for that! How about a pay raise for all
these extra responsibilities. Thatís great to know that the tablet will
keep tabs on us. Csx chip in the butt. Keeps track of us like lost
sheep. You= all of us t&e employees. So all of us can do all of this
and do all of that while management keeps tabs on us employees like we
are helpless babies, and probably does very little themselves.  Wonít
we be able to still read paper copies (bulletins) of mandatory
directives? Or access system and general bulletins from the mainframe?
Tablets purpose is just to track our every move while at work? Jeez
whatís the world coming to.. happy turkey day

Name: HR
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 1-10 years
Posted: 25 November 2020

New Tablets

The new tablets are programmed to identify your location. If you have
been issued a tablet then you are registered on this system. It is
imperative that you log in when reporting to work. This will allow
supervisors to monitor employees who do not report to work on time. If
you will be reporting late you must contact your supervisor and make
arrangements. The sysystem will be able to flag employees who do not
log in and review mandatory directives. Please learn to use your
tablets properly and follow all download instructions. If you have
problems with the tablet you must contact the help desk (Chessie) as
soon as possible and resolve all issues.

Name: conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years
Posted: 25 November 2020

NEW SAFETY RULE 2102.2

Black and white!  You CAN NOT RIDE A CAR ON THE END ON A SHOVE UNLESS
IT HAS A RIDING PLATFORM WITH A GUARD RAIL POSITIONED BETWEEN YOU AND
EQUIPMENT. walk up to the next car and ride it. Do not ride any car on
the exempted list. If you do not know the exact design of the listed
cars talk to your supervisor IMMEDIATELY!  You can be charged with a
major violation even though there has been no training what so ever on
these car type. The new bulletin is very restrictive on riding cars on
above moves.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 24 November 2020

Here is some info on employee numbers

Meanwhile, the October headcount total among train and engine (T&E)
employees was 46,749, which is 15.6% lower than October 2019 and 0.6%
lower than September. Four months had lower T&E totals in 2020: May,
June, July and August.

"We are being very judicious in terms of how we're bringing employees
back on to the payroll," said Union Pacific (NYSE: UNP) Chief Financial
Officer Jennifer Hamann at the Stephens investor conference last week.
"You are seeing us have a little bit higher cost per crew because ...
it's better for us at this point in time to run a little extra over
time, get a little bit more in terms of arbitraries versus actually
adding that headcount back, especially as we're going into the holiday
season, when we know our volumes will fluctuate."

Hamann continued, "We don't want to be in a position where we're
bringing some people in off furlough and then have to turn around and
furlough them again as we get into a seasonally lighter period of
volume because once we bring that person off of furlough, we're now
going to be paying benefits for them for four months. And that's not
fair to them from a lifestyle perspective either, quite frankly. So
we're being very careful there."

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 24 November 2020

So i guess we will get another letter in the mail with even more
signatures?

Name: Carknocker
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 23 November 2020

Oh boy-chuk...
So does anyone really believe Frulla retired?
Not a chance, he embarrassed little boy-chuk on a conference call and
thatís the end of his career.  

And what kind of geniuses award Jim Foote an ďInnovator of the YearĒ
award?

Name: Killshot
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 23 November 2020

Stop acting like you give a damn about fallen "brothers", I've been
in that cab long enough to know you all have that better him than me
mentality. At this point you're mostly focused about keeping wifey's
favorite toy full of industrial sized batteries and PS5's for each
child. 

A bunch of gunslinging, tough talkers until your white picket fences
are in danger of being taken away.

Name: conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 23 November 2020

CSX


Well, how in the hell are you going to bounce back from this. Ending
the year out with 2 deaths, a dismemberment and several injuries across
the system.  Your safety awards and sponsorship will take a major hit on
these. But for some reason your stock went up last week. I am guessing
this has not hit the investment news hard enough. It is going to be
down hill ride from here!

Name: Retired
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 23 November 2020

Is it true? Is it a real absolute fact that a trainman's life was lost
account an unsafe condition?

Name: ??
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 22 November 2020

So to honor the brother that had this unfortunate accident, I want
everyone to join in and make a stand. Did you know that any tree or
branch that touches a locomotive or car is a major fra defect? Report
every one of those immediately when you see them. Report the milepost
to the dispatcher, then turn it into the union when you get done for
the day, then report to the fra. Big ol paper trail and recorded
conversation, they won't know what hit them when it all comes in at
once, and if they try to retaliate, im sure a lawyer would have a great
time for reporting something that just caused a fatality. Fuck these
people. They push us around, nobody says a thing. Give em one back.
Every yard or siding that has those branches that brush your coat when
you ride cars, turn that shit in.

Name: ??
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 22 November 2020

Wow. There are branches hanging at almost every siding, near every yard,
and they don't trim anything or spray anymore. There are trees
everywhere that touch the engine every time you pass them. Shit laying
in yards, giant holes... all because this fucked up hedge fund run
company can save money for shareholders. I also was told the train he
was working was like 24000 tons and 18000 feet. I'm sure that didn't
help. This place is fucked up.

Name: Sad company 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 22 November 2020

Another brother lost at the hands of CSX ,the o test are coming for the
T&E employees for minor infractions when what should be happing is the
FRA should do there job and test CSX, we as employees have nowhere to
have documented proof of are complaints when it comes to safety I know
for a fact we had numerous reports of trees ,limbs,,stuff inbetwwen
tracks we walk with very little compliance from mangers there is no
documentation it never happened ,we used to have a safety committee for
T&E at locations which should be ordered by the FRA , nobody knows the
rules because they tell you to brake the rules to make it work then
change them when they need a write up ..,you have mangers make shit up
to rush and make it work if itís a rule itís a rule and having a safety
committee to get are questions on a rule and a answer in writing by the
local managers would be a great help to report to the rest of the crews
the safety committee should have two craft employees that are voted on
by there craft conductor/engineer voted because CSX will find a slime
ball they can manipulate ...sad day no amount of money will bring a
life back

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 22 November 2020

What I am hearing is Brother Payne was making a shoving movement in the
dark and was hit with a limb that was fouling the tracks.

Name: What Happened
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 22 November 2020

APE?  What happened? Please explain a little more!

Name: ??
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 22 November 2020

Anyone know what happened with the willard conductor today or yesterday?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 22 November 2020

Another brother lost. CSX doesn't care about its employees. Understand
that. Don't think for a second that you're special. They will scrape
you off the ballast and go about their day like nothing ever happened.
Another family broken due to a simple lack of maintenance. CSX always
wants to talk about derailments and injuries being preventable. THIS
WAS PREVENTABLE AND YOU JAMIE BOYCHUK HAVE THE BLOOD ON YOUR HANDS. CSX
is always wanting to point the blame to the craft employee. Let's cut
some more people off. Let's hire more managers that literally don't
give a fuck if the employees live or die. Let's continue to cut costs
at the expense of safety and then pass the blame to the men and women
trying to earn an honest wage.

RIP brother.

Name: loco
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 22 November 2020

Brothers


The cold hard fact is they can not give 100% factual evidence on how
this virus is really spreading other than it is not really alive and it
doesn't mutate until it finds a host.  Yes, it can be sneezed or spit
out but it has to be inhaled in order to infect you. All you have to do
is google how a virus infects your body. This is why they constantly
change how they think it can infect others. The only thing they have
been constant on is not breathing it in!  This thing, that is not
really alive has an outer casing that once destroyed makes it useless.
That is why in my opinon, keeping your hands clean and cleaning stuff
around you is way more important than the mask. If you want to learn
more about it, while you are sitting on your butts google how a virus
is developed and how it replicates in the body. As for the CSX policy,
it is no different than any other big companies policy that wants it
people to come to work all the frickin time. They have and will
continue to come up with exceptions for the rules and bend the info to
keep workers coming in  Every industry across the nation knows now how
this virus spreads and how to cut it back. Keep your hands and crap
around you clean and DONT BREATH OR SNEEZE on anyone!  Just assume that
everyone is a carrier. People who get it and dont get sick are in better
health or their bodies just dont have the right environment for it to
attach to their cells and replicate. They are still trying to figure
out how this happens for some people and not others! What they need to
do is a full investigation of the railroad industry and find out why we
aren't falling out across the nation when we are stuck in cabs together
with the windows shut most of the time, share nasty cramped bathrooms
together, share radio mics and touch every thing in the cab that the
other person does. We ride in vans together and most of us dont wear
mask!  So how come it isnt rampant in our industry. My guess we are so
pickled with germs from day one and most of us have one hell of an
immune system and are tough from working in all kinds of weather
conditions. Freezing our arsses of in cold cabs and sweating in hot
ones. Same thing outside for the ground workers.  I think the exercise,
constant exposure to the outside and filth has a lot to do with it! God
knows the air filters in the locomotive cabs are worthless and we have
smelled that stench that comes off of hot side wall heaters. If the
virus is sitting on one of those when it comes on, there is no way in
hell it will survive that! It cant stick to greasy surfaces either.
That takes care of the walkways with oil on them. We wear gloves
outside most the time and they always have some kind of grease or oil
and dirt on them. So do the soles of our boots.  HELL! I think I just
figured out why we are not getting it!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 21 November 2020

well it depends is your girlfriend a regular visitor at your away from
home term8nal? in which case i say mark off at afht and start the vacay
early.

Name: conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 21 November 2020

Conductor


You got that right on spot man!  So if my wife gets it and Im exposed
to her I got to stay home and quarantine with her for 14 days, but if
my girlfriend gets it and I'm exposed and tell CSX about it, I can
still come to work as long as I don't have symptoms and a fever and I
wear a mask at work for 14 days? That will be real rich!  Can you
imagine what they will say if I tell them I wasn't exposed by my wife
at home but by my girlfriend on the road and they say that doesn't
follow under the essential worker guidelines to quarantine for 14 days!
 What a crock of crap that would be!  Wonder what the local health
department would think about that one!

Name: LocomotiveCabTrash
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 21 November 2020

Oh snap, I just lost my sense of smell.  While useful on a csx
locomotive, it is a symptom of the rice rabies.  Damn, I'm
symptomatic.  Time to mark right the fuck off in time for Thanksgiving.

Name: conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 21 November 2020

OMG CSX


Did you even read that notice for covid you put out.  You really think
there is a difference between someone being exposed to the virus at
home and someone who is stuck in an enclosed cab with you for 8-16
hours.  WTH!  How about shacking up?  How about the FWB on the other
end of the run? You have got to be kidding. This is why no one believes
this virus is as bad as the media lets on. Stupid policies written just
to discourage anyone from reporting and taking off work.  We all know
your just scared as hell about the holidays coming up. Your not fooling
one single damn person!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 20 November 2020

Re:APE
I probably shouldnít have posted. Iím too small to make a big
difference, but I still have to do whatís right to protect my company
and its people.
The railroads are being run by the swamp people. Look at things this
way and things make more sense.

Name: Ape
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 20 November 2020

Wow thanks for posting seen that on gateway didnít think anyone would
catch that I thought never seen such a scary person before didnít know
what it was. It sure was funny thanks for the post glad they could
recognize that but not recognize hard working employees for there
strong work ethics and dedication itís only for the corporate side. All
of our jobs at risk even the crew callers combining desk calling all
locations dispatchers combined desk yardmaster managing multiple yards
cut scrap and sale trains with crossings blocked ran so long the  wonít
fit anywhere all to cut crew cost step over dollars to pick up pennies
but recognize everything else

Name: Carknocker
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 19 November 2020

In honor of national transgender appreciation week...

What an awesome workplace

Name: Throw us a BONE
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 18 November 2020

WTF any chance of getting a bonus from CSX for working and not saying a
word or stopping the railroad. I guess we just get boned. Kinda expect
not getting anything from our GREAT  RAILROAD.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 17 November 2020

Re: Ben Dover
I would suggest you look on the front page ( CSX in the news) go to the
very first article and see the Whistleblower complaint. It cost me my
future, but I done the right thing.

Name: engineer
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 16 November 2020

conductor and loco

This is old news. They have been doing pickups since day one of the PTC
without true information. There is no way in hell the FRA does not know
about it.  They know how the company is run. They know how a lot of
industries don't weigh their cars. They get put on a scale somewhere
else. Use Avon as an example. They have a hump and scale there that
takes care of it. Hell, they don't even add them to the on board half
the time. They just let the reader scan them on the way in. I often
have wondered how that works down there in Jacksonville when a crew
leaves the industry and doesn't add the cars to the on board before
they leave. If the FRA doesn't know what is going on then maybe that
is the reason why. Hard to trace them out on the main line if they
don't leave a paper or electronic trail on the way to the yard.

Name: Ben DOVER
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 16 November 2020

BLAH BLAH BLAH!!! No one has the balls to file a whistle blower
Complaint! Guys like you are a dime a dozen Conductor 20-30. You want
some one else to fight your battles.  F you!

Name: conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 15 November 2020

Loco


Guessing crews are being ordered to pick up cars and not given any info
for their weight and length. We have an industry that there is no doubt
the cars weigh a good thousand tons if not more and no one knows what
they are.  Just grab them and run on the main line unreported.  Not a
damn thing we can do about it except get time and initials or keep your
mouth shut. Dont need a target on our backs.

Name: loco
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 15 November 2020

Conductor


Whats up with the PTC??

Name: conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 15 November 2020

XLC

It is because too many boys are spineless and wont do the right thing.
They don't have the balls to whistle blow and they suck their nads
because they don't care about anyone else but themselves. Every day I
see one of them come in an bend over backwards to do their work and
cover their arsses. They make phone calls to the workorder department,
point out all their mistakes instead of letting them step on it and
rush and work unsafely just to get departure times and make the big
boys happy who will in a drop of a hat turn around and put you on the
street the first time they catch you doing some petty crap. Bunch of
morons who are just fist feeding management and then turn around and
cry like a bunch of little bitches when they get forced to do extra
work with out the pay that is due.
They better be watching their backs too, because there is going to be
some shit hit the fan when the feds find out what is happening with
their all mighty save the frickin world PTC and TO!

Name: XLC
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 14 November 2020

Now weíre being required to work and risk infecting our co-workers and
putting our selfís at risk by the same. They have people furloughed
here, so itís not a shortage of people, but unethical management and
greed. Why would we expect any less?

Name: XLC
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 14 November 2020

The fact you have convince people that covid is real and not some
political Trojan Horse says it all.

Name: Retired 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 14 November 2020

Couple things for sure:
The virus threat is real - can even mutate and get much worse.
The FRA is not your friend - no matter who the hell is in the White
House.

Name: XLC
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 14 November 2020

To all the Trump sycophants on here, this CSX covid policy is what you
support. 

Simple answer to those who believe in science and public health is to
tell medical dept you HAVE symptoms, headache, runs, low fever, etc.,
then get tested.  The truth is you can go several days symptom free
spreading covid, thatís why a14 day quarantine is required in the real
world. CSX will do anything (except call people back) to get warm
bodies, especially with the holidays coming up.

Name: conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 14 November 2020

HEY FRA!!!!


How about reading that covid bulletin out.  The rule stating that any
one who MAY HAVE been infected but cleared to come back to work must
wear a mask while working unless they are eating or drinking!

Remember when you had to step in and put a stop to the sign on bonus
offered to new hires that stated if they didn't get hurt or report and
injury they would get a pay off?  Remember when you had to slap their
hands and order them to knock off the attempt to get new hires to keep
their mouth shut and not report just so they could get the $$$$!

Now, do your job!  If a person comes back with the CSX blessing then
they should be good enough to work like everyone else who is not
wearing a mask all the time. Social distancing does not exist on the
railroad!  People are not getting sick all the time. Enough with this
blown up bull crap and trumped up numbers from testing. Leave the
railroad industry alone!

Name: conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 13 November 2020

Ha!

How funny is it they don't have the new bullshit covid notice 116 on
the tablet. Been out long enough to be on the tablet.  Touchy subject
since that rule 2009.24 is intimidating as hell.

Name: HR
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 1-10 years
Posted: 13 November 2020

New safety rule 2009.24

Employees who have been exposed to someone with a contagious
respiratory disease but are NOT SHOWING signs or symptoms and have been
cleared by CSX  medical department to continue working must wear a mask
AT ALL TIMES WHEN
Inside a locomotive cab, or
Inside a vehicle or;
With exception of briefly pulling the mask down to eat or drink.


NOTICE THE RULE DOES NOT STATE FOR 10 OR 14 days!!!

This is an attempt to intimidate all employees from reporting any
exposure to suspected person's with the virus. Because of the fear of
having to wear a mask until further notice as stated by the verbage of
this notice, there will be many who will not report any instance of
exposure or possible self illness. This policy should be resended and
if not it should be forwarded to the proper legal authorities. This is
an attempt to intimidate and discourage everyone from being honest and
coming forward with information. The FRA should be reviewing this
policy and demanding a change in the rule. This is just an attempt to
limit mark off and shortages of employees due to virus reporting.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 12 November 2020

https://ca.gofundme.com/f/darin-listons


Can't believe this company took away your safety tools in the name of
profit.Prior to the adoption of railroad brake tools a user would
generally have had to step within the gauge of the tracks and place
himself between cars to perform these operations.



Because the brake wheel is often mounted out of easy reach, without the
use of safety tools, an operator must step to the end of the car and
mount the ladder to operate the brake wheel, setting or releasing the
brake by hand (hence the name: hand-brake) of the rail car. Often, this
puts the operator between adjacent railcars. After setting or releasing
the handbrake, the operator must then descend the ladder and dismount
from the car.

The act of climbing the carís ladder also puts the operator at great
risk, as in wet conditions, an operator could fall from the upper rungs
of the ladder to the ground.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 12 November 2020

Men who are exposed to covid still must work and, haven't seen a pay
raise. This is a crock. Stop rushing us , a have a front line manager
actually appreciate our efforts instead of harnessing and intimidating.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 12 November 2020

Support a brother.

https://ca.gofundme.com/f/darin-listons

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 12 November 2020

Well here on Uncle Petes R.R. they are giving all union employees a one
time $1000.00 bonus if you worked 30 days or more  from March through
the end of November for the corona virus. Is this a kiss before the
slap!

Name: conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 11 November 2020

CSX NEW COVID MASK POLICY!!!!!!


After 10 months of not giving a rats ass about wearing mask and just
putting their concern on paper to look good to the public, CSX has a
new policy that states that T&E crews must wear a mask if unable to
stay 6 feet apart and may only remove it to eat or drink.  Now, lets
not forget about safety boys and girls. What are the crews supposed to
do when talking on radios for hours at a time flat switching or
communicating on noisy, static ridden radio's with dispatchers, yard
supervisors, work foreman or other road crews on trains? Guess you
better hope you don't have a camera somewhere that they can catch you
and charge you with a new violation!

Lets get to the real point of this whole new policy. 
TOO MANY PEOPLE CLAIMING COVID EXPOSURE and taking time off. This is no
more than attempt to put fear into anyone who might claim to have been
exposed while being at work around someone else who has claimed to have
been exposed to it. Fear that if you claim that you have been exposed
from a co worker, they will down load a camera if you were in a
locomotive with them or have a wagon drivers camera down loaded and see
if you had a mask on.  If you didn't you will be charged for violating
the new rule and will most likely be charged with a major offense and
may even be fired! 

Man power shortages have them in a bind. IF Biden does win and does get
away with shutting down the country again, CSX will see a repeat of what
happened before. Shipments will be cut again, crews will have to be laid
off and they will be back to square one. They already know that people
will do like they did before and not come back. After having the union
agreements raped, pay stolen, caps reduced and a attendance policy from
hell put in place, they got bit in the ass when they sent people
packing. They cant afford to have anyone off now taking 14 days to
quarantine. The cat was let out of the bag a long time ago. It was
posted on here and out in the public that railroaders were not wearing
mask and they were not getting sick. It was let out of the bag that
managers and other crafts were not wearing mask and separating and they
weren't falling out sick either.  SO WHY THE SUDDEN CONCERN???
The only logical reason is they are afraid it will turn into the same
thing that has happened with FMLA mark off. If they catch you without a
mask they are not going to say one word to you. They will make a note of
it and keep the info on file. If you never ask for time off to
quarantine, they are not going to say one word! If they actually
started charging employees for not wearing a mask and social distancing
they would lose over 3/4 of the work force in ALL CRAFTS! Not only that
but they would lose most of their field managers. This is just a smoke
and mirror legal show and a scare tactic in the making. It is way too
late to act like there is a real concern about the health and safety of
a workforce that has proven for over 10 months that the virus scare is
over blown!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 11 November 2020

ďIm the terminal assistant superintendentĒ
-J.C. Avon,IN

ĎYou are a fucking retard that noone respectsí
-everyone Avon,IN

Everytime this guy talks you are guaranteed to hear either a bad lie, a
bullshit story, or a shitty idea. No wonder he is o ly the ďactingĒ
A.Supt. Legally retarded he is.

Name: Biden/Harris phoneys
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 11 November 2020

Are we gonna follow the Truckers:If we do its lights out for the
country. REMEMBER . IF YOU GOT IT A TRUCK BROUGHT IT:But A TRAIN
BROUGHT THE TRUCK. Fuck those idiot Liberals

Name: Ceo
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 10 November 2020

Worked for intermodal for a week. Waited about a month from the time i
was hired to start. Bought a 150 dollar pair of boots. No sign on
bonus. Worked 6 days in intermodal. Could have probably got a job
anywhere with my safe driving record but chose this company. Flew some
guys down from georgia to train us. Half the applicants failed the drug
test. Was told i was in a union. Some phsycho truck driver startled me
while i was driving the yard horse. Typical intimidation horseplay
stuff. Was always told yard jockeys had the right of way. Csx worcester
is more or less a kiss ass operation . called in sick the next day they
called me later saying i wasnt working out due to forgetting to put my
seat belt on. (While im training. Distracted by the trainers you spent
so much money to train me) im training. Intermodal worker. Why is there
so much conflict. Would you work there when you could get a truck
driving job anywhere cuz of your safety record. No sign on bonus.why
these people are in power positions explains this post. Where is the
union. Csx sucks

Name: FMLA
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 10 November 2020

So regardless of what co-workers think about folks using FMLA, CSX has a
obligation to allow use of granted FMLA use throughout the year without
interfering with, trying to restrain or intimidate into being afraid of
not using what it is for.

  With that being said, I recently spoke with a man in the G.C. office
last week and he strongly suggested I file a formal complaint with the
U.S. department of labor and contact a Attorney for legal advice.  To
be brief, I was sent a letter by CSX wrongfully accusing me of misusing
my approved FMLA in conjunction with rest days, D.V. and P.L. days. I do
not dispute I was doing this, but the days I used FMLA was for
documented Dr. appts. Note: pattern layoff on weekends was not a
issue.

  When a employee receives their FMLA approval letter for the allowed
number of mark offs for Dr. Appts, episodes that is your excuse folks.
No further verification should be needed until the annual renewal is
required. I was required to go to my Dr's and get notes for the days
in question, Fax this to the lady in the CSX FMLA dept. at this time
she forwarded this to the CSX chief Medical Officer who promptly
removed this from my record.

  This is unacceptable, just because CSX wants to get rid of all
Engineers and Conductor's and they don't have manpower to run trains
due to greed and incompetent management does not give them the right to
intimidate, bully and try to make it's employees to use FMLA. At the
end of the day, these are not good, decent people we work for and this
kind of abuse cannot be allowed to happen any further, If this has
happened to you file a complaint with the US dept. of labor, and by all
means contact a Attorney. I will personally be going after everyone
involved, CSX, lady in FMLA dept, and the company officer on the
certified letter.

Name: Ape
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 09 November 2020

Who was the person who died in the wall ridge Ohio terminal that no ones
heard about ?????? All hush hush

Name: Ape
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 08 November 2020

https://www.wsaz.com/2020/11/03/csx-worker-hurt-in-railyard-accident/


It is part of the Louisville division. Since combined all the regions
and divisions it used to be the Huntington division last I remember.

Name: Ape
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 08 November 2020

CSX worker injured in Kentucky rail yard accident
(Source: Television station WSAZ, November 2, 2020) 

GREENUP COUNTY, Ky. ó A CSX railyard worker was seriously injured
Monday in a worksite accident, CSX said in a statement. CSX says the
worker was taken to the hospital, where he is being treated for his
injuries. There is no word yet on what happened or the nature of the
injuries. 

Full story: www.wsaz.com
This happend at Russell yard north east region. Not sure if itís the
Louisville division or not.

Name: conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 08 November 2020

APE

What division did the accident happen in. Is Russell KY the Louisvill
division?  Not one train mater knows anything about it. Maybe they were
told to keep their mouth shut.  The new tablets have FRA reports on them
about injuries for the month. I did not see it on the tablet yet. I will
keep looking for it. Maybe they just update them by quarter. Alot of us
would like to know why this was not brought up as a safety briefing on
the shifts. Im guessing it will hurt the hell out of their investor
reports and the media damage will hurt the stock ratings along with
their safety numbers. Might hurt their accreditation their ability to
get safety grants!

Name: conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 07 November 2020

Ape 

Boy you have alot to learn. First nothing is a hush order. There is
always a peep alive and well. When someone comes into money a paper
trail is started and those involved get nosey. Family talks and
insiders talk even more. Same reason many of us know things that can be
very embarrassing to the company but sit on it for another day and
better purpose.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 07 November 2020

Me, if all this was done under cover and a hush order was signed. How
are u so privileged that u know about it. I hear guys all this time
talking about things they donít know because supposedly they have a
inside track or know somebody that knows somebody. Thereís more rumors
at CSX than at a gossip magazine.

Name: Me
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 07 November 2020

So CSX has naturally been trying to keep this Quiet for a long time. 
You folks wonder what happened to Jermaine Swafford? He was on his fast
lane to the top then all of the sudden he just disappeared.  

  Hunter Harrison use to degrade Mr. Swafford on conference calls and
intentionally call him Jerome amongst other things. Unbeknownst to Mr.
Harrison, Mr. Swafford was secretly recording all his conference calls
with Hunter and other managers. One day, Hunter had just finished his
daily belittling and ass chewing of his managers. Ole Hunter thought he
had hung up the phone, but he didn't. He proceeded to call Jeramine a
Nigger on a live line.

  Well, fast forward to CSX settling with Jermaine Swafford for
millions out of court and Jermaine signing a Hush order. Can't imagine
the financial damage that would have occurred had this got out to the
public and investors, after CSX had just signed Hunter to a 300 million
dollar deal.

Name: conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 06 November 2020

The gateway is publicity suck. Sponsors and trumped up media glory to
suck in investors and customers. Nothing more than a mental
manipulation shit show. We all know what really goes on in the field.
This site is the only place brothers can post the deal truth.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 05 November 2020

And where is the UTU to authorize a safety strike? we only lost two
conductors in a year  and numerous injuries. Where are you biden
cokksukkers at now? #suetheutu

Name: APE 1996
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 05 November 2020

Hey little APE, I spent some time on the dark side, even made it to JAX
to work on Water St...until I questioned EHH...That story another time

The Gateway is primarily designed by and for JAX HQ/550/Net OPS types
and field MANAGEMENT.  The T&E portions are only there because they
save the company $$$. 

That's it, pure and simple.

Name: Ape
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 05 November 2020

Has anyone ever noticed on the CSX gateway they never show any employees
under then at corporate office ceo cfo. No employees recognition only
about well someone got the hazmat award or addressing banks. But so to
say T&E employees are doing great is another story. When you take
everything away no recognition no nothing but letís keep moral up

Name: conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 05 November 2020

Ape


Why isnt this out and people being told about it. The want to keep it
quiet. Look bad in th media. Might hurt the stock and their safety
awards. Just like when our brother died last month. They wouldn't
lower the flags half staff but When that piece of shit Hunter Harrison
died they ordered the flags lowered half staff. Where the hell did they
get off ordering that but when a hard working brother dies they don't
show one ounce of respect for us.  CSX is nothing but a piece of shit!

Name: APE
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 04 November 2020

Hello JP. This happend at Russell yard in Russell Ky. Darrin Liston was
the guy working the job with Jerry keating. Working y103 yard job west
end. He fell off a a car and yelled out call 911 engineer Jerry keating
ran back to see what happened found conductor with his legs laying in
his lap. It pinched his legs off one above one below the knee. He is in
the ICU on ventilator they removed some parts of his legs and he had
been out on IV for  pain. This is a very unforgiven business company
donít care itís hurry up run letís get the work done but be safe donít
tear nothing up donít get hurt!!!! Cut all you can FRA donít care cut
scrap and sale. Now with two person crews on the line any job they can
cut and add more work on they will. Itís all about cut scrap and sale.
Darin great guy 16 year employee prayers go out to him and his family.
This was posted on WSAZ news. Russell used to have two men on east end
jobs now cut to one switch both sides cut all the jobs possible they
can when it takes a man 12 years to hold a job itís cut to the bone
thank you corporate for doing more with less it proves itís not about
safety but wall street and your stock while you get record breaking
profits people have died losing body parts getting hurt for what to
save a dollar they donít want there money they want Employees money cut
scrap sale fight for claims to get paid FRA donít care no one does.
Donít mean to grip but this railroad has turns to shit. No thanks
awards no safety cookouts or year of service awards no face to face
meetings about rule classes man power shortages! Letís cut all we can
sale all we can no one cares but I canít think why the employee moral
is down!!! Only one to profit is wall street. No engineer bonuses no
nothing. Just work but donít take a nap even when you have some
management ride with you down the road and they sleep under the camera
we issue rules that they canít abide by but we expect you too. Funny
how they have cameras in the cab and we are monitorerrd 24/7 but no one
else has cameras trainmasters MOW service center no where but T&E all
have cameras Railcrew vans crew rooms cabs of locomotives yards all
cameras. We must be the best looking group since we are the only ones
needs spide on. Even drones best wishes again and prayers for him and
his family

Name: Jp
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years
Posted: 04 November 2020

Brother
It happened Monday around 1pm in the Russell yard. Not sure how the
conductor fell. He was life flighted to a hospital in Huntington WV. 
Last I heard he made it through surgery but he lost both legs.

Name: brother
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 04 November 2020

JP

WTF!!!  I never heard of a brother losing his legs in Kentucky!  What
happened? No one has said anything about it in our yards. Jesus man!

Name: conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 04 November 2020

APE

Your damn right the FRA doesn't give a shit about our safety or the
safety of the public.  If they did then they would be out doing
something about this sham of program called PTC! They have to know
there are trains running out there every day with bull crap info
programmed into them. Bogus numbers. The PTC is supposed to run the
trains safely based on the information of the weight, length and amount
of cars, along with the motors. It judges stopping distance and control
with this info. If a train has 25 cars added to it that no one put any
info into the system about because no one can come up with any, then
how in the hell can the PTC accurately and safely judge the train and
its ability to stop at certain speeds and distances.  You can bet your
arss there are trains out there right now running on the main lines
with thousands of unreported pounds missing from the PTC program. Go
pull and industry that doesn't weight each car before you get it. They
have no paperwork to tell anyone how much it weighs. Stick it on the
train, make up some bull crap number, if any, and head on down the road
with bogus info in the PTC!  Happeneing now at a railroad near you! 
Just like the FRA!  One big lie after another!

Name: JP
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 04 November 2020

How come there isnít anything on here about the conductor that fell off
a train and had both legs amputated in Russell, KY on Monday?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 03 November 2020

How many 0bama loving train persons did I hear lament the loss of coal
traffic, as if it were some great mystery?  0' and J0e did that.

Name: railroaded of the past
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 02 November 2020

if u want a job today vote for plugs. 
if you want a job in 2 years
vote for Trump  
Biden had 8 years with obumski
he dont care about you.
if "joe" cared..
"why didn't you do it , joe"
hes been at it for 48 years..
when you guys gonna learn.
the demonrat party aint for you.
the working class.
they gave your jobs to China 
and obumskie said those jobs where gonna come back
obumski didn't care about you and neither does plugs/cameltoe
stop believing your local chairman. 
vote for your job .
vote for Trump!!

Name: Crooks
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 02 November 2020

https://youtu.be/KmPm6Fpd0ic
Sounds like CSX

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 01 November 2020

Trump relaxing to many rules and regulations for railroads do your home
work. 

https://www.foxbusiness.com/money/trump-administration-re-regulate-rail-industry-stephen-moore

Trump appointed FRA Ron Batory and AAR cares nothing about railroad
employees only what they can cut scrap and sale along with PSR. How
many employees have been cut off furloughed out of work because of
this. If you donít like how the railroad is running vote for Biden. 

https://www.foxbusiness.com/money/trump-administration-re-regulate-rail-industry-stephen-moore

Do your home work see for yourself

Name: conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 01 November 2020

FRA!!!

I was told by a rules class instructor that if I am boarded by you and
you ask to see our air brake test slip, if we have you more than 1 you
can find us $25,000 for each slip beyond one. He said you only want to
see one. Our rules state the engineer is supposed to update the
information on the brake slip with all information. If we pick.up in
interchange or line of road he said we don't need written proof we did
a class 1 air test in writing and don't do the slip. There isn't
enough room on 1 slip to add the amount of cars we pick most the time.
Why in the hell would you fine us for documention our train and car
information. Where is the time and proof it was done? Who's arss goes
down if there is brake problems when leaving with a pickup and no one
has anything written down for info if the train derails and it is
determined that it was due to faulty brakes?

Name: Pumpkin 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 31 October 2020

No treats at csx itís all tricks no need to ask.

Name: Railroad news 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 30 October 2020

All these railroads suck. Indianapolis hiring more conductors. 
Norfolk southern trying to follow CSX just like always. 
Norfolk Southern will be closing ďseveralĒ yards in Atlanta, and it
will cease humping operations at its Macon, Georgia, yard as part of a
wider plan to ramp up network efficiency. The changes, which will occur
next week, will ďenable us to rework many of our Southeastern intermodal
flows for improved service, lower cost and additional growth capacity,Ē
said Norfolk Southern (NS) Chief Operating Officer Cindy Sanborn during
the companyís third-quarter earnings call on Wednesday. After the Macon
conversion, NS will have curtailed operations at six humps in just the
past 18 months, leaving the company with four high-volume hump yards,
Sanborn said. NS didnít say during the call how many yards in Atlanta
it would be idling.

Name: conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 29 October 2020

Investors and Hedge fund!

I can personally tell you that I WILL NOT EVER EVER EVER answer a
roster call to help out with your created man power shortages. YES, the
board of directors, Labor relations and the UNIONS are solely
responsible for all of this. You allowed the cutting of manpower and
assets to line your silver pockets and now it is biting you in the ASS!
 WE WILL NOT BE WORKED LIKE SLAVES AND WHIPPED DOGS WHILE YOU STEAL OUR
MONEY! YOU THINK WE ARE STUPID????  We know what you are trying to do.
Conditioning the work force to accept conditions that mimic the hourly
wage model. The little BOY chucky who thinks that making crews come in
and work several different jobs after being gone from home for days
without agreed pay is going to make him look like a financial genious
is sadly mistaken. Forcing yard crews to work two assigned shifts on
one assigned time ticket is outright thievery! We know the CN model. We
were all warned by CN employees who dealt with the old man HUNTER! The
only ones who will lay down and kiss your shoes are the new hires who
haven't been screwed over long enough to be conditioned to hate you.
Give them time. It will happen. 

WARNING! You won't like it if you force our hands. We get paid. There
is nothing you can do about that. We don't work for free. You might
steal our extra pay due us for extra work outside of our assigned jobs,
but we can take your job completely. You violate state and federal laws
every day. You know this is true. Whistle blowing will be your worst
enemy after BAD PUBLICITY!
Keep biting the hands that feed you.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 28 October 2020

Avon is cracking! 

Receiving yard: Empty!
Bowl: Empty!
Departure yard: Empty!
Conductor board: Empty!

Jobs filled? NO!
Production? NO!
Customers serviced? NO!

Well how does it feel managers? You wanted 8 hours of pure work, and
now yard jobs are sitting on engines twiddling thumbs. Still dont get
the hints though. Still cant let folks mark off before 7hrs55min on
duty. Still cant fill jobs with the extraboard. Still cant find all of
those cars you lost- *hint* they arent at avon*hint* You can pull into
the receiving yard and see clear across to the departure yard! Where
did those darn cars go? 

Shut it down boys! 

And to think this was all because Martin White wanted to swing his
midget sized BBC.
Iíll bet these A-holes are wishing they didnt ask for all that money to
improve the hump building now! IDIOTS!!!

p.s.  make sure you get your new tablet before they realize that we
will shut down before we can use them!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 27 October 2020

I say vote for joe Biden and get rid of the trump administration that
appointed Ron Batory of the FRA since they havenít done anything for
the railroaders. Something needs to change this PSR is terrible donít
care about nothing but cut scrap sale. 
3 Fís
F-CK your pay
Fire you
Furlough you 

CUT SCRAP AND SALE more into saving money then making money. These
jokers couldnít run a train around a Christmas tree

Name: Carknocker
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 27 October 2020

Does the light at the end of the tunnel even exist?

PSR- This is some more kind of shit show...

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Yard Master, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 27 October 2020

Lol canít scare Avon guys

Name: JJJ
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 27 October 2020

Is this what's going on at Avon?  Or what the hell is going on there? 
They divirting most trains away from that yard.

Name: conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 27 October 2020

Investors

Hold on to your wallets!  The time of reckoning is coming. You can only
steal from and harrass people so long before they break. Why come to
work when you are forced to work punk jobs after you have done your
assigned work and not get paid what CSX has put their agreed signature
on. Rape the hell out of us and the agreement. Twist the language and
blow smoke up our asses. If laying down and not showing up doesn't
work, maybe the USDOT and the customers will help them see the error of
their ways. No one to blame but themselves!

Name: conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 25 October 2020

Conductor 20-30

What you are describing is not an HOS violation. Working over 12 hours,
like when they put you in a situation where you have to move a train or
get your power put somewhere that you can get off of it in a place to
get to a wagon AFTER YOU ARE OUTLAWED! Thats the shit that is HOS
violations. Screwing our eyes out with violations of our agreement and
making us work extra jobs without tickets is just being thieving low
life unethical jackasses.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 25 October 2020

HOS violation already happens daily. How they cut the jobs and don't
pay overtime. You work for free!

OK company mole....bring on your best shot!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 24 October 2020

Ex CN

Foote is one under control by the World Transportation Route or, Swamp
People. Heís untouchable and above the law.

Name: Mole
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 24 October 2020

Hey APE!!!

Noooo I donít know Hh! The one I knew was the assistant chief engineer
CSX signals. He was caught stealing hundreds of millions from the
government and causing thousands of deaths. CSX moved him from
assistant chief engineer to a position in transportation I heard. His
initials were HHH standing for Hue Hopkins. Come to think of it, heís
probably dead of old age by now.
A whistleblower came forward and reported Hopkins, John Snow CSX
President,CEO and many other.
To read the beginning of the story go to the front page and click on
CSX in the news, then scroll to the very first article. ďCSX to pay
government back $5.8 million.Ē

Name: EX CN
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years
Posted: 24 October 2020

WARNING CSX EMPLOYEES

Keep your ears and eyes open. The crap is going to get deep for CSX
supervisors. They will slowly replace them with CN and outsiders. There
will be animosity and in fighting. They will push and harrass CSX
managers to rush and cut corners. They will violate all rules in place
and complain CSX RULES are too strict and put all concern for safety on
the back burner. TAKE YOUR BLINDERS OFF!  Foote is well aware it is
happening. When they took on Hunter Harrison it was a test run to see
how well his management style could be pulled off. PSR is still here is
it not? CSX is bringing in the CN underground just like they did when
they brought in all the NS rejects in the past. How easily you have all
forgotten. Do not forget what HH said in a interview with a major news
source.

CULTURES CHANGE ONE FUNERAL AT A TIME!
Watch your backs, document all violations, call the FRA, and use your
good faith challenge right. Put your GC OFFICE in the hot seat. Start a
petition for excessive discipline and supervisors ordering rules
violations. You are in for a nasty ride. Not getting your extra time
tickets per your union agreements is the last of your worries. Think
about this one...How many class 1 railroads have or have had a CEO that
had their own training CAMP! Get your military boots on!

Name: Safety
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 23 October 2020

ENGINEERS

The rules are written in black and white with NO EXCEPTIONS as to how
you are to set up an unattended DP remote engine. 
It has been reported that Trainmasters have been ordering crews to set
out the DP units without the EC switch in issolate to expedite quicker
moves. It has also been reported that crews are getting DP units out of
their engine houses already locked up and are being instructed to stay
out of them and not to set the EC switch to isolate when attatching
them to the head end of a cut of cars or setting them out in a track by
themselves.
THIS IS A SERIOUS FRA VIOLATION AND SHOULD BE REPORTED TO YOUR LOCAL
CHAIRMAN AND YOUR RESPECTIVE FRA AGENTS. There is no room for these
kind of unsafe and dangerous actions. Cutting corners and demanding the
unsafe securement of remote or DP locomotives can not be tolerated.
Departure times of any train does not justify endangering crews or
other craft workers on the property. REPORT THESE ACTIONS IN A TIMELY
MANNER.

Name: conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 23 October 2020

cond 10-20


You got that right about management crossing our lines. Not just ours
either.  They have been hanging tele's, lacing up hoses, take off
brakes and I heard one of them moved an engine last week. This is
bullshit. These kind of violations are supposed to go straight to the
top. I bet no one is turning them in because they are scared of these
new CN cronies they are bringing in.  Sit back and bitch and let them
rape you and the agreement and not say a word.  That is one thing these
CN managers have on their side.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 22 October 2020

If you donít like the FRA in the pockets of corporate America Ron Batory
was brought in by the trump administration. Time to vote for joe Biden.
Protect two person crews. Time to get rid of Ron Batory and Mitch
McConnell. Vote against them get rid of this bad FRA that no one cares
about

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 22 October 2020

Even if he was a corporate mole he would still  know who HH is anyone in
the rail business knows who heís by now. People come on here all the
time talking about reporting this and reporting that to the FRA, Iím
not doing this and Iím not doing that but at the end of the day nothing
changes and nothing gets reported. I would like to see somebody on here
actually mean what they say and stop being keyboard heroes.

Name: conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 22 October 2020

Corporate mole

You just gave it away. If you were real railroad you would know who HH
is.

Time for the distractors to chime in. Topics must be making someone
itch in Jacksonville. 
What about this accident that was posted????  Did not hear about it.
Bound to happen out here. The next one will be at the big 4 yard at
Avon. Breaking operating and timetable special instruction rules out
the arss! Management has been crossing into union covered territory and
doing the work of T&E. This is major no no crap going on there. HOS is
going to be their next thorn in the arss. 

OK company mole....bring on your best shot!

Name: John 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 21 October 2020

You are all nobodies. Iím a nobody and you are a nobody. Even if you are
right, and you get fired... if you win at arbitration..: you really did
not win. Nobody wins.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for N/A
Posted: 21 October 2020

Re: Conductor
Railroads own the government agencies you would blow the ďwhistleĒ to! 
We are past any judicial process to straighten out our company.  You
would be better served in taking ďBabel CoursesĒ and learn how to speak
Chinese and Russian.
Itís too late for any peaceable resolution!
Who is this Hh guy you refer to?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 21 October 2020

I am hearing rumors about a recent accident involving a hy-rail and a
signal maintainer.  Heard he lost both of his legs, but no other
details like location, work being done, etc.  Anyone hear about this or
is it just another rumor?

Name: carman
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years
Posted: 20 October 2020

FRA!


Get off your lazy arsses and get out to the yards. You better make a
run to Avon big four while your at it. The crazy stuff that is going on
there is just out of this world. They have these new CN and Supers who
think the rules are theirs to twist and break any way they want. You
have idea. And the T&E crews are being ordered to do stuff that we all
know is not right. Someone is going get seriously hurt or killed with
these orders to cut corners on serious rules!!!!

Name: PSR is shit
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 19 October 2020

Imagine if a former employee went ape shit and murdered the crazy ass
management.
Yeah CSX. Weíre sick and tired of you sucking stockers dicks you so can
fire employees.

#DownWithCSX.
#CSXStop.
#CSXIsGś

Name: conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 19 October 2020

Brothers

This is some crazy shitz! The CN guys warned us that HH ordered union
and federal rules to be broke, but the shitz going on now is just
jacked up! Hh is dead but these cronies are hell bent on following in
his foot steps. This ain't happening on my watch. Operating rules
departments needs to know how they are twisting rules and just outright
violating them. Where do these retards get the idea they can violate Fed
and  State laws any time they want. Hell no! Not on my watch. Looks like
whistleblowing is going to be the next norm out here!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 17 October 2020

FMLA for that Bama game !!!!! MAGA Rolltide

Name: Trump train
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 16 October 2020

TRUMP 2020 MAGA!!!!!!!

Name: Cell Phone Tracking
E-mail: companyspying@info.com
Employed as: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 15 October 2020

Everyone should know by now, if you download your company app on your
smartphone, your employer can track your every movement (including
strip clubs), has access to your media files, contact list,
photos,and--can enable your camera/microphone for easy observation. 


Share this link ASAP!

Name: conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 15 October 2020

Conductor brothers

Does anyone know what the article number is for the time we have to
return a call.  I know I have seen it in the past that we have 10
minutes to return a call from CMC. The new IVR miss call procedure is a
bunch of bull shit and I can tell you right now, it is not a 10 minute
procedure from the time they call you first to the last call. I don't
have a secondary number and they did not call me 3 times like they
stated they would do with someone who does. I also know of 2 guys who
have already been miss called by this new IVR intimidation call system
and it was only 6 minutes after the 3rd attempt. They were both already
miss called. This company is just stooping to an all time low and its
time for some come to Jesus meetings. They can take this crap and stick
it.  I will take the miss call and the 12 hours off and file ethic
charges against their asses while Im drinking beer and enjoying my
sentence!  There is no doubt this is being done by the new CN regime.
Need to send their asses packing and back to Canada where they belong!

Name: engineer
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 15 October 2020

ALL ENGINEERS!!!


NOTICE! DANGEROUS INCIDENT!

If you are just getting the Trip Optimizer programs on your area and
you are running with PTC if you are not seasoned with it, then you need
to pay close attention to this. 

If you link the PTC and the TO program together please be aware that
ANY TIME you receive a consist review or you are sent an update to the
PTC , IT WILL DROP OUT THE TRIP OPTIMIZER!  When this happens, of
course you will have to take manual control of your train. If you are
running with a DP train you will have to move the control of the DP to
the front. This is just another distraction added to the current one at
hand.  THIS IS A DANGEROUS SITUATION! It takes several seconds to first
realize you have lost the TO control, then you have to go through the
process of moving the control to the front and then try to match your
throttle with what ever position it was in when the control was lost in
the first place. 
It has been reported that an engineer was caught by surprise when a
consist update review came across the screen and knocked out the TO
program. He was also on a DP train. He was in a steep down hill curve
and the TO was already holding the train back. The engineer was not
able to correct everything in time and was forced to speed and had to
bring the train to a stop. THIS IS A DANGEROUS SITUATION WITH THE
LINKED PTC AND TO PROGRAM. If you know where your train reader is after
you leave your terminal and you know that you will get a request to
review an update at some point after you leave, DO NOT USE THE TRIP
OPTIMIZER until after you get the request for the review. If the fuel
conservation desk wants to know why you do not have your TO turned on
do not hesitate to tell them that it will not be safe to use until
after you have received your consist review request. These incidents
should be reported to the FRA and the PTC desk.

Name: conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 13 October 2020

Brothers 

Let us bow our heads in prayer for the family of our lost brother. May
they find strength and peace and comfort knowing we are praying for
them.

Name: conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 12 October 2020

Broters


According to CSX labor relations because of some public law board
ruling, all through freight trains can now build the outbound trains at
the away from home terminal if the train is going to continue on with
the same job symbol. It doesnt matter if there is a yard crew on duty. 
they are claiming that the train has multiple work orders. They dont
care if the train orders have different locations as departing or
different crew on them. They dont care if your work order states
specific cars to be delivered to the AFHT! If the second work order for
the next crew has the same job symbol, you can do all their work
including the yard switchers work.  they have admitted this action on
hundreds of earning statements across the system. The unions know they
are doing this, We all know this is pure made up bullcrap in an attempt
to reduce yard crews and bringing back man power. PUT THE CLAIMS IN! 
THIS IS TOTAL BULL CRAP! Flood the GC office with complaints. These are
different trains. These trains do not contain your cars you set off and
delivered per your workorder. It is a different train leaving from a
different terminal with different crews.  They are trying to force us
to work under the hourly wage rule. PUT THE CLAIMS IN!

Name: HADENOUGH
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 11 October 2020

GET IT RIGHT!!!

You little boys better start getting your heads out of your asses and
grow a damn pair. Those last stupid ignorant post are nothing more than
post from management distractors, company sucks or just ignorant morons.
 They are raping the hell out of us. They are sucking the life out of
our union agreements.  

Straight from the mouth of an ex labor relations employee.  If they
make the comment on your earning statement that your claim in not in
your agreement, they have not even read it. This person sent out an
email to let people know just how they handle your agreement. They are
to automatically deny a percentage.  Do you not get it people?????
Our unions know this and are just plain worthless as tits on a boar.
They have no backbone and refuse to go after the carrier for not
negotiating in good faith and deliberate and malicious violations of
the agreements.  IT IS OVER BROTHERS!  THE TIME FOR NICENESS IS OVER.
THE TIME TO PLAY FAIR IS OVER! THE TIME FOR PUTTING UP WITH FELLOW
BROTHERS WHO WONT STEP TO THE PLATE AND BACK OUR RIGHTS IS OVER!
You see FRA,Federal and State laws broke every day.  Screw that damn
agreement. We are on our own. Fire has to be faught with water and it
is time to drown them out. BLOW THE WHISTLE!
Bogus brake test, cars off air for over 4 hours left out on mains and
sidings to be recrewed, tele devices not working, PTC messing up, TO
programs a shamble, false and inaccurate information going into the PTC
and TO programs, wrong car in wrong train, missing hazmat paperwork,
smoking engines, filthy dirty toilets, radios not working.
communication lost, paperwork missing, work orders wrong and the list
goes on and on!  Get off your asses and do the right thing.  No more
kiss ass and and Mr. nice guy.  Get a damn clue!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Engine repair, for 10-20 years
Posted: 11 October 2020

One man crew means one less man in the cab to tear shit up!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 11 October 2020

More derailments over the weekend  one man crews woulda helped stop it .
Smh

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 11 October 2020

Came in Dick swinging and cutting time tickets,
Thought he was going to make Avon great again,
thought he was going to crack the code on why people didnt want to come
to work,
reduced extraboards to scare people into making seniority moves,
tried to mentor trainmasters that ended up hating him,
jobs still didnt get filled, yard jobs laid down constatnly, customers
still didnt get serviced, and then they fired him.

this is the story of Steve Salyers at Avon but could also apply to
martin white their actions are identical.

remember dickhead ďno idea is originalĒ

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 10 October 2020

How many managers have been through Avon in the past year?
M-White and R-Reed will be the next 2 to go.

Name: conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 09 October 2020

Canadian

I would think that would be double dipping on dues.  A labor law lawyer
would be the best to talk to. There are Federal laws in place to protect
members from this mofia style tactic. This bullshit is the reason people
are wanting the union's gone. They need to be combined.  Clean the
swamp of the extra union reps not needed.  It should have been done a
long time ago!!!

NOTICE! Compnay Stealing over time!!!!   Guy was right.  Some guys have
had OT  stolen when putting in walking DH. after outlawing on overtime.
If this happens call ethics and file charges. Also call the FRA!  THEY
WANT TO KNOW HOW MANY OF US THIS IS HAPPENING TOO. Someone called and
told them in order to get paid fairly they couldn't put the whole
truth about their reason for outlawing when the fact is it the
companies fault they can't get people in and off the jobs on time. FRA
WAS NOT HAPPY ABOUT IT! This shit has to stop!

Name: conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 09 October 2020

Brothers

Got stuck in home terminal for over an hour because trains outlawed and
broke down blocking entrances.  Called to get rest restarted and they
said NO.  You don't get your rest reset at home.  Any of you had to
deal with this crap before? Calling the FRA on this one3

Name: Canadian National
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 08 October 2020

Here is some news!!! Look at whatís coming!!!!
For multi-craft employees engineers/conductors!!!!!!
BLET and SMART-TD double heading dues on CN GCA. Workers on the CN are
required to pay dues to both unions in order to maintain their
seniority which is around $280/month. Discussion of what we can do to
fight this. We need to be looking at contract to see what the actual
language says because of the situation in Canada where the unions have
to adjust dues monthly depending on whether a member is working as an
engineer/conductor/switchman.  this has been a threat from both unions
for a long time when the BLET and SMART have been in some kind of
dispute. this has been a possibility for a long time going back the í85
agreement where employees hold seniority in multiple crafts. Discussion
of the deeper issues of the separations between the two unions and the
possibility of for example SMART threatening to revoke the trainman
seniority of non-SMART members in the future as retaliation for one
person crews. that it is in both the SMART and BLET contract that a fee
must be paid to maintain seniority so it is highly probable that the
unions are well within their rights to demand that a worker pay dues to
both unions.

Name: Election
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 08 October 2020

PLEASE WATCH!!!!!!

https://youtu.be/j_rPE44oDE4

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years
Posted: 07 October 2020

he went to Norfolk Southern

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 07 October 2020

Hey Steve Salyers, here's RRB.gov's phone number to fire up your
unemployment like the rest of us sodomites. 

RRB National Telephone Service: (877) 772-5772

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 07 October 2020

you know all those trains that die outside of Avon yard and the chiefs
call all these Jjobs?.... Boychuk now has to personally approve every
single one of them.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 06 October 2020

Well here on the U.P. we had a train that got 6 KNUCKLES! It was over
13,000 feet and over 12,000 tons, tied up the railroad for hours,
recrewed it once, they died, then they broke it up into a 1st and 2nd
section, so they called 2 more crews for that, and recrewed the trains
that died on HOS, all because there was nowhere for this train to clear
up at. After all the job cuts as of late no one cares about this
railroad, you can here it the train dispatchers voices, those guys got
decimated with 88 job losses on one day! 24 more months, can't come
soon enough.

Name: Super Conductor
E-mail: Your moms house 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 06 October 2020

Engineers remind me of slugs. They kind of just sit their looking fat
eating and do nothing. Most can barely get on and off the engine. Shame
on you slugs

Name: Steve salyers 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 05 October 2020

Best news Steve salyers was fired I sure hope so he should have left
with will Blanchetti and a lot of others. Wish bob frulla would be the
next one

Name: Need to know 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 05 October 2020

Rumor on the street is that little Napoleon superintendent from Avon was
fired. Can someone confirm?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 04 October 2020

silly little girl, you think the engineer will outlast the conductor?

nein,

mein fren, nein.


the conductor is the everlasting roach. the engineer is overrated and
overpaid button pusher

Name: HR 1748 SAFE FREIGHT ACT. 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 03 October 2020

OK here we go you idiots. If your that dam stupid to give jobs away just
like everything else itís for your own good. I try and make a point for
everyone to stick together make a stand unite and fight and this is all
the bullshit you people on here wine about. Taking jobs away no union
representation. Well maybe some people do care about there jobs and
maybe there are some pretty lousy engineers out there too. I canít
count plenty that have fallen asleep going down the road so donít come
crying when you think just because they cut the conductor off your
going to get a bonus like pre-1985 guys. If you donít wanna fight for
your jobs then I guess the really do deserve to go to shit just like
everything else has. So since no one is interested in my long boating
post all of you who bitch and wine and cry and are lazy that donít want
to do tour jobs then you get what you deserve. (GFYS)!!!!!!! 


This site is only for lazy ass people who donít get it and only care
about themselves. You can only lead a horse to water but canít force
them to drink. Hope they go 💯 % automated. Remember once the
conductors are gone itís only a matter of time engineer last one to go.
Now you want it you got it. No more money just all the work involved!!!
Do more with less like self checkout lanes!!!! Less people paying into
RRB so now we can all draw SSI. You canít fix stupid and lazy.!!!!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 02 October 2020

Don't Forget to report blocked crossings!


https://www.fra.dot.gov/blockedcrossings/

Name: hogger
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 02 October 2020

HR!

Give it up man!  It is over!  Every single day I watch boys get off the
engines and go back and make cuts on their motors to help out the
conductor. I watch engineers take EC1 orders by themselves in the cab
with no conductor present and not reading or getting copy of it just to
make moves and help out the supervisors and Yardmaster. I watch them
bend over backwards to make fast moves and kiss the supervisors arsses.
 I watch them go dog catch in territory they are not qualified to work
in after being harassed to do. Supervisors tell them to get and EC1
from the dispatcher and just run 10 mph all the way in. The FRA knows
it is happening. They have been called and they dont give a shit! The
one man crew is coming. The feds are going to through you and everyone
else under the damn bus.

Name: conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 02 October 2020

Carmen


You better get off your arsses and quit hiding out in your little
shanty  to get out of doing your damn job.  The next train I have to
walk and do a class one FRA brake test in my terminal on cars that
don't have a damn thing to do with my train, while you hide like a
little bitch, I will front you out on the radio! I will ask where the
hell you are! I will get your name and ID number and put in a claim for
doing your damn job. If you dont want to work then get the hell out and
let someone who was furloughed come back and do the job. Your a waste
of space and good air!

Name: Rick Reed
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for N/A
Posted: 02 October 2020

i am watching all of you from my treestand i have enough snacks for the
next 11 hours.

Name: ghost of railroad past
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 01 October 2020

one man crews coming
get  use to the idea.
your big government demonrat party aint gonna protect you with
laws..just like horse and buggie suppliers. 
once they get in the back room and start smoking big cigars and
drinking whiskey they'll have the hands out to get greased and they
could care less about you

Name: HR 1748 Safe Freight act
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 29 September 2020

Letís stick together if for any and make this happen this year. 


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 Politicians !† They claims they are 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. Donít forget about the rule-making
process that was invoked by then-FRA Administrator Joseph C. Szabo
after an unattended 74-car freight train carrying crude oil ran
downhill and crashed in the Canadian town of Lac-Mťgantic, killing 49
people in 2013 that had just one man on the train! Hunter Harrison said
on the record those extra set of eyes in the cab are valuable. PTC will
not detect track issues or mechanical issues like bad order cars or
prevent crossing accidents. Our rules change daily so if an engineer or
conductor takes a day off or vacation who will job brief with each other
on any newly updated rules that change. How about filling out an EC-1 as
the train moves along the tracks or stop and flag a railroad crossing
when they have an activation failure with the public crossing gates. We
are suppose to job brief to make smart decisions taking the safer
course. So if engineers are busy pushing buttons on a screen and
reading train orders his eyes are in the cab. If they remove the
conductor, it would be counterintuitive. So in my opinion one safety
system cancels out the other. Now with ptc and full crew in the cab
increases the safety of of train movement. Just plain old common
sense.
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.
Just like GM shutting down 5 plants putting 15,000 people out of work
and pay there CEO 22 million. CSX on the other hand lost 41% of the
business once Hunter Harrison took over cutting out almost half the
work force from 27,893 people down to 15,362 people system wide and
they paid him 385 million only to pass away 8 months later!
With everything going automated from self check out lanes to
manufacturing does anyone profit except share holders and CEOs!!!! 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. A two
person crew saved a childís life wondering around on the tracks in
Minnesota near midnight Saturday, Feb. 1,  2020. PTC didnít help them.
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 locomotive 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, traction motor faults or
any other issue that may arise. 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† 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 dollar. To line someone's pockets. To make
someone rich. Who care who gets killed. If you think crossings are
blocked now imagine if there was only one man and had to wait on
someone to cut a crossing!Who care about the destruction to family
lives. I don't know about you but I sure do and so should every person
in America!
Also if you havenít seen it check out these two YouTube videos. 
https://youtu.be/atfY4tiyMz8

https://youtu.be/PoJ1MYWsJ5Q

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Engine repair, for 10-20 years
Posted: 28 September 2020

Starting the week out right. Iíve been on the toilet taking a big dump
most of the day. I donít care if the work gets done or not. Still
getting paid!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 27 September 2020

Accidents happen in a split second so take your time. No need to get in
a hurry out here!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 27 September 2020

MANAGEMENT WANTS YOU TO BREAK RULES. ITS OUR JOB TO HAVE A SPINE AND
WORK SAFELY..they also expect you to violate hours of service so they
can get more out of you with out paying.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 20-30 years
Posted: 26 September 2020

Its absolutely amazing how many rules are broken during my
shift...Trainmasters telling me to tell the crews so and so information
that clearly breaks the rules. 

TM tells me these 100 cars have been off air less than 4 hours when I
know they have been sitting for a week.

Crews doing a 100 car pickup in less than 20 minutes without paperwork
and not on air. (which I don't mind)

Jesus I can go on but details will get folks into trouble.

Name: Me
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 26 September 2020

I Hate Management,

  I'm not saying these two managers aren't lowlife POS. But how are
they directly responsible for Ms. Carter's death?  We all know the
dangers of the job and the rules when we go to work everyday. It's
always been common practice for CSX Mgmt. to look the other way if they
need work done. We all know this, it's the employees responsibility to
work safely, not get in a hurry, and follow the rules and most of all
don't stand in the middle of a rail and run yourself over. I
personally don't give a Flying Fuck is the Y.M. tells me to switch 30
or 300 cars. I'm gonna work at the same pace regardless.

Name: Loser larry
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 26 September 2020

Kostner was in a scandal in willard years ago imagine that hes still a
pos

Name: I hate management
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 25 September 2020

Well itís been over 10 years since Melinda carter was killed on the job
working rco at Barr Yard and I see that piece of shit Kurt Miles is
still employed at csxt. I hope that hillbilly scumbag Larry Kostner and
skeletor motherfucker Kurt Miles get thereís in the end. You two fucking
jagofffs knew exactly the rules being broken to get your fucking quota.
You fucks let that shit slide, YOU Larry Kostner and Kurt Miles ARE
110% THE REASON Melinda is not with us anymore. I hope you two
fucktards rot in hell. Maybe next time when you see something unsafe
you FUCKING DO YOUR JOB. You two cocksuckers had no problem pinning
guys that laid down on you. FUCK YOU Larry Kostner and KUrt Miles

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 25 September 2020

That was very articulate.

Name: rats of collinwood
E-mail: u name it earth
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 25 September 2020

the biggest rats were all in cleveland collinwood  starting with the
local chairman delyguid    they would suck a dick for overtime all
unions men were on the safety comity    had a office next to the
trainmaster todd novack stold money from our union  and could not wait
to snich on each other . may they all die of cancer of the asshole

Name: Vlado M.
E-mail: 
Employed as: Yard Master, for N/A
Posted: 24 September 2020

If you donít want me to rat you out to the train masters pull all the
cars you can and donít talk back.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 23 September 2020

Iím tired , this job is exhausting, watching your back , all the dang
time . If the rules donít get you , your brothers will .

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 21 September 2020

In 1989, he converted to Islam and adopted the name Muhammad Abdul
Aziz.[1]

Name: Wondering 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 20 September 2020

Yeah. Does anyone know what happened to him?  Seriously??






Name: Karma
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 19 September 2020

What ever happened to Jermaine Swafford?

Name: Jimbob
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 20 September 2020

Evansville is so jacked up, mechanical cant keep up and more layoffs

Name: Karma
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 19 September 2020

What ever happened to Jermaine Swafford?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 18 September 2020

Master has always been a stupid title at CSX. Most of these guys arenít
a master at anything other than baiting and I am not talking fishing. 
Just mind boggling how many poor and unethical decisions these managers
make.  I guess the company gets what they deserve by hiring their
buddies and using military experience as a main criteria for getting
into management.  Whatever, it has made me a lot of money in T & E :).

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 15 September 2020

To resolve gender bias, they will be replaced by rail mistress and
facilities mistress respectively.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 15 September 2020

The term Trainmaster and yardmaster will no longer be used after the
next month or so

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 15 September 2020

A trainmaster is the type of person that beats their kid when the kid
tells them they dont want to move to a new city again.

Name: Just a number
E-mail: Slomotion.com
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 15 September 2020

Precision railroading is anything but precision.

Name: Just a number 
E-mail: Topbrasshavenoclue.com
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 15 September 2020

The top people running this company are clueless how a railroad works.
All they do is crunch numbers. Their way or the highway. Stupid. Just
totally stupid most of the stuff that goes on around here. Some mid
level management realizing how stupid this place is getting. But even
some mid level clueless as well. Canít tell people at the top what
works and what doesnít, they already think they know apparently. They
arenít out here doing the work. They arenít out here getting hands on
experience. Used to like working here several years ago. At this point
canít wait until I can quit.

Name: Brakeman
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for 20-30 years
Posted: 13 September 2020

Loco 20

You got that right about Avon. Only problem is it isn't worked by men
but pussy whipped boys. Not a one has the balls to do what has to be
done. Scared pups. Yeah, they lay down real good. Also sit, stay and
beg on command.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 13 September 2020

You guys in Wildwood got one hell of an asshole heading your way Monday,
Sept 14. Your new Trainmaster Darwin  Prowant......you better have eyes
in the back of your head! #1 weed Wiesel.....watch out and good luck! 
P.s. he hates overtime

Name: LJO
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 12 September 2020

Anyone work a 6/1 non rotating rest road local extra board , I don't
think are quarntee is right and local chairman seem to be having a
problem getting an answer.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 11 September 2020

Avon is a mustang that cannot be tamed. The yard guys can lay down a
good f*cking. The old guys knew what they were doing when they built
that yard. Itís too small for PSR but too big and important to shut
down.  More important than St.Louis or Toledo. Good work to all for
keeping up the good fight, Boychuk and his micro-management style canít
even figure Avon out.

Name: Family
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 1-10 years
Posted: 11 September 2020

Spouses 

Get on board on reporting that nasty unhealthy hotel the east crews out
of Avon are stuck in. If its that bad then it has to be in violation for
sanitizing for the corona virus. And sharing a community microwave with
God knows how many other people is just disgusting. Respiratory
illnesses make it worse if you catch the virus. Call the state hotel
inspectors!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 11 September 2020

Well the job cuts keep happening here on the U.P. 88 train dispatchers
over 500 Maintenance of Way employees, IT department, line level
managers have been let go. The vice presidents are playing musical
chairs with each other. Here is one example, an electrician (there were
5) covers all of Nevada, into California, through Utah into Wyoming, all
so one guy (Jim Vena can collect his bonus) its absolutely insane. It is
12 hours or more on almost every train. The locomotive failures are
higher than ever before. Everyone and I mean everyone's attitude is in
the shitter. The managers are pissed off every day. I have only 26
months to go and all I can do is throw my arms up in the air every time
I go to work. I can't wait till I can pull the pin on this place. Stay
safe!

Name: Wolfman
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 10 September 2020

Indy, 

I told you change was gonna come. There's a new sheriff in town, NMB
202 - No More Bullshidt. Heard they've already set the new Asst Supt
office as a permanent hearing room.

Looks like you're gonna party just like they did back 04/05

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 09 September 2020

Watch out at Avon!!!      Thatís All that needs to be said!!!!!

Name: conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 09 September 2020

Wow!  

Bunch of corona phobia pussies on here.

Meanwhile back at the ranch
 
2 new sheriff in town at Avon. One rumored as fair and other as a snake
in the grass. And this came from their fellow subordinates.
2 new sherriff rolling into Roselake. Not much known on them.
Contract still getting raped.
Filling the seats at the REDI center. 30+ new stooges getting prepped
soon.
Talks on hourly rates still on the table.
CN still bringing in their buddies. We're out CSX CRONIES before it's
over.
One man crews still up their sleeve.
Failures low for now. Once the court's are up in full force and law
suits get rolling, they will be back. Still postponing investigations.
Give them time. Maybe they will realise it's saving them money!
Trains are backed up and the plan ain't working right now. Looks like
the "BOY" needs to go back to the drawing table! 
CSX still sucks and the circus is right on schedule. Keep em on the
rails! Oh...don't forget to fill out those smart union electronic
failure reports!

Name: They want to bury this
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 08 September 2020

Brothers

The smart union has a form on line you can report all issues with

anything electronic on the motors. Report the issues for engineers who
are BLET. IT DOESN'T MATTER. We are both getting tagged for failures.
We have jobs to protect. Report all PTC AND TO PROBLEMS. Don't let the
shit go unreported. I do it ever time. It's not hard to do! Now let's
see how fast some loser company ass suck comes on here and tries to
distract.

REPORT ALL FAILURES AND PROBLEMS WITH ANYTHING

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 08 September 2020

re:if sick


you are right im worried about seniority over health. So what I will do
now is just tell trainmasters or higher that my coworker is coughing
their lungs out and im worried they might have covid 19- that should
help my seniority- especially if the guy has previously had to
quarantine . Move up express, thanks for opening my eyes to the
potential gain in seniority!

Name: Conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 08 September 2020

Loser and If sick

For starter dumb asses..... Good one Loser.  Guessing you didn't like
the info posted on how to report all electronic failures and blow the
whistle to the FRA on how the PTC and TO screw up all the time. Still
have problems getting it to work with foreign lines. Or maybe you
didn't like the post on how they did away with all slow order boards
to warn crews where UNSAFE AND POSSIBLY DANGEROUS TRACK EXITS SETTING
THE SCENE FOR A DANGEROUS AND UNPREVENTABLE DERAILMENT OF TOXIC
CHEMICALS!!!!

Sick....How do you know someone has the flu or the so called deadly
coronavirus when they are coughing. Maybe they smoke. Maybe they have
asthma. Maybe they just have a runny sinus. You don't know why they
are coughing. And on top of that, have you not read the insane
attendance policy. What are you? Brain dead?  Maybe you are just a
moron who is scared as hell to catch the virus that will be gone soon
and under control after the New miracle vaccine comes out and the
Pharma companies and Bill Gates get his millions.  You cant just take
off for the virus any time you feel like it.  You have hoops to jump
through and there is no guarantee you will get money and when you will
get it if you are eligible.  Sounds like you are butt hurt over
something else. Like maybe your lack of seniority. QUIT!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 08 September 2020

It's laughable that the rumor is perpetuated that Cindy owns that much
stock.

Name: Stay home
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 07 September 2020

If sick stay home, if scared stay home in mom's basement.

Name: if sick stay home!
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 07 September 2020

TO ALL YOU MONEY HUNGRY OLD FUCKS! 

IF YOU ARE SICK STAY HOME!

IF YOU HAD TO QUARANTINE AND STILL HAVE A COUGH STAY HOME!

IF YOU NEED MONEY SO BAD THAT YOU CANT AFFORD TO STAY HOME - SELL YOUR
NEW TRUCK OR YOUR WIFE AND THEN STAY HOME.

YOU DIRTY SELFISH FUCKS. 

COUGHING LUNGS OUT IN THE BRIEFING AREAS WHILE WEARING A SHIDDY MADE IN
CHINA MASK.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 07 September 2020

Could be getting paid double time and a half in this hotel by the hour
but instead theyíll call me out with no held away . Hourly Pay Matters
,,,HPM

Name: Looser company ass
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 07 September 2020

Hey did you hear Cindy Sanborn is going to be using her massive stock
position in CSX to force a CSX/NS merger?

Name: conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 07 September 2020

Brothers 

The smart union has a form on line you can report all issues with
anything electronic on the motors. Report the issues for engineers who
are BLET. IT DOESN'T MATTER. We are both getting tagged for failures.
We have jobs to protect. Report all PTC AND TO  PROBLEMS. Don't let
the shit go unreported. I do it ever time. It's not hard to do!  Now
let's see how fast some loser company ass suck comes on here and tries
to distract.

REPORT ALL FAILURES AND PROBLEMS WITH ANYTHING ELECTRONIC INCLUDING
RADIOS!

Name: HR 1748 Safe Freight act 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 06 September 2020

Thank you M of W. Your exactly right have been worn donít that myself so
many guys not taking this one man crew stuff serious. It is a huge deal.
A lot of people are going to be out of work if something doesnít happen.
PTC and TO doesnít always work there are always issues and updates going
on. Other day even the dispatcher didnít know where the trains were with
bad storms going on. Hope this starts to sink in maybe we can get some
people to rise up and protect there jobs. Before to long everything
will be automated.

Name: HQ
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 06 September 2020

Pet rock is new stooperintendendent.  Nobody knew the difference.

Name: Safety
E-mail: 
Employed as: M of W, for 1-10 years
Posted: 06 September 2020

Me

That idiot is a company mole. Just distracting from a post they don't
like.

What you need to be concerned about is the order to stop putting out
advanced warning board signs for slow orders. Hell, we quit putting
them in the actual spot where they are in effect. Even the UP railroad
puts advanced boards. The PTC doesn't work all the time. It isn't
perfect either.  That Trip optimizer doesnt work all the time either
from what we are hearing. The only thing crews can do when the programs
aren't working right is to start slowing down at the mile post before
the slow order location and run until you get to the next mile post
after the end of the order location. None of us can understand how the
FRA is allowing this to happen. Something stinks about this. We all
think it is just conditioning to get crews ready for one man or maybe
getting ready for remote operations without crews. Something is going
down. This no signs at all order is just bullshit and unsafe as hell
operating practices!

Name: Me
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 05 September 2020

Corp. office 1-10. 

Youíre a special kind of fucking stupid. Lard Ass Joe isnít gonna be
the next Avon Superintendent, itís Scott Riddle from Cincy.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 1-10 years
Posted: 05 September 2020

Joe Berry will be the new Superintendent in Avon. At last prayers have
been answered.

Name: HR 1748 Safe freight act 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 04 September 2020

The rights of working people to form a union are under attack. The
National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) is proposing a new rule that
would limit the ability for workers and union representatives to
communicate effectively when a union election is scheduled. This will
make the process to form a union LESS democratic. Who is pushing for
this change? Notoriously anti-union organizations like the Associated
Builders and Contractors, Inc. are claiming that sharing phone numbers
and e-mails with the union violates workersí privacy.

It is very important that the NLRB receives as many comments as
possible on the rule from different people in their own words during
the public comment period.

Visit this site to get started or go directly to the comment form.

Time is limited. The deadline to submit a comment is September 28.

Name: HR 1748 Safe Freight act 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 03 September 2020

Brothers and Sisters:

Itís time to set the record straight. I am certain many of you have
seen the recent anti-labor articles that have been published regarding
our recent win in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit. That
win has apparently struck a raw nerve with the carriers and the minions
who eagerly await their masterís call. Make no mistake, that decision
struck a fatal blow to the carriersí plans to put you on the
unemployment line. Rather than accept defeat, their apologists are
trying to spin this loss into something that it is not. The long
history of crew consist cannot be denied. For decades, we have battled
with the carriers over their fevered attempts to cut costs and put your
life at risk by down-sizing crews. This current round of negotiations is
no different. They sought to eliminate your job and operate trains in
perhaps the most dangerous way possible. Standing up for you, thatís
what this case was about.

They have severely underestimated the fight in each and every one of
us; the sheer grit and determination that we have to defend our
families, our jobs, and the overall welfare of our co-workers and the
general public alike. The truth that these apologists fear to admit is
that in this Union, the dues-paying members are the Union ó period.
There is no divide between the ďUnionĒ and the ďdues-paying members.Ē
There is only a ďUnion.Ē We stand together now more than ever.

To salve their mastersí wounds, those ďcommentatorsĒ try to spin this
as union officers protecting their own jobs. They know not of what they
speak and their ignorance is evident in the web that they weave. They
used nameless sources in an attempt to add credibility to a tall tale
that anyone with true insight would know is far from factual. The fact
remains that all officers in this newly elected SMART-TD administration
are firmly united.

The Railway Labor Act protects agreements from being changed except
through the processes provided for in Section 6 of the Act. The
carriers had agreed to crew consist provisions years ago. Not only
that, but to end the constant battle over crew consist, the carriers
also agreed to moratoria provisions that barred any Section 6 Notice
over crew consist until the last protected employee voluntarily left
service. That event has not yet happened. These are the facts, but they
are nowhere to be found in any recounting in the carriersí favored
publications. Rather, what you are treated to is the old worn song of
the anti-unionist. The apologist who says trust the carriers, they only
want what was best for you. Right. The carriers want to give you
lifetime protections? At what cost? And when they decide they donít
like that deal any more, will they ignore it just like they have tried
to ignore our moratoria provisions and put you on the street? These
apologists assert that they have some inside scoop, yet I have never
witnessed any ďcommentatorĒ at the bargaining table. They are
outsiders.

What else is missing? Acknowledgement of the only thing the carriers
care about ó their bottom line. Money comes before all else. That is
evidenced by the unbelievable lengths they will go to argue that you
are paid too much, that your insurance is too expensive, and that they
are going broke as a result of the costs of our Agreements. You are the
target in their zeal to improve their stock price. That is a sad fact
that you will not find in any of those articles.

Another fallacy that is being sold ó technology will do everything more
safely. That simply is not true. Their technology is fallible. It
doesnít work like they wish it would nor as advertised. In fact, itís
not a matter of if it will break down, but when. We have collected
thousands of Failure Reports across all Class Is and the data is
terrifying. Never has the human element been more important in railroad
operations. Engineers spend more time with their faces in multiple
screens trying to manipulate and interpret the ambiguous systems than
they do focusing on the territory ahead. Conductors are relied upon now
more than ever, as they are the eyes and ears of the train crew, and we
have the stories to prove it.

The articles also attempt to scare you by asserting that the carriers
will unilaterally reduce crews at the end of the last-person-standing
moratorium. That is not how the Act works. The expiration of the
moratoria does not sunset crew consist. Rather, moratoria bar either
party from serving a Section 6 notice to amend or change the current
Crew Consist Agreements until the last protected employee leaves. Once
that happens, then a Section 6 Notice can be served and the long and
drawn-out process of the RLA engaged to negotiate the next generation
of agreements.

Railroad workers have all been lied to long enough by management, and
we can smell lies coming from a mile away.

As a word of advice to Railway Age, I would caution them against living
in the past and trying to play SMART-TD against the BLET. We are working
closely together in the Coordinated Bargaining Coalition (CBC) in
national handling and on the various other disputes that the carriers
have forced us into.

Brothers and Sisters, do not be discouraged, and do not be swayed by
those with ulterior motives. We are in this fight together, and we are
moving forward.

In Solidarity,

Jeremy R. Ferguson
President Ė Transportation Division

Name: Wolfman
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 02 September 2020

Hey Avon,

Change is gonna, is a coming, at the top.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 02 September 2020

Sept 2 (Reuters) - A clutch of investors led by Blackstone Group Inc has
made a takeover bid for U.S. railroad operator Kansas City Southern, the
Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday, citing people familiar with
the matter.Blackstone Group and Global Infrastructure Partners (GIP)
submitted a fresh takeover bid after an earlier attempt was rebuffed by
the company, the people said, according to the report.
(https://on.wsj.com/2QPlsss)WSJ had reported in July that the buyout
investor group was considering a takeover bid for Kansas City Southern
in a deal valued at about $20 billion. Kansas City Southern, which has
a market capital over $17 billion, was not immediately available for
comment

Name: Bobby D
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 02 September 2020

Hey Engine Repair 10-20 it's your lazy fat ass not doing your job is
the reason our locomotives don't perform right out in the field. And
I'll compare paychecks with you anytime. So shut the fuck up lard ass.

Name: conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 01 September 2020

Wake up

All you dumb asses need to get your heads out of the sand. When the
vaccine winner comes forward and takes the crown, Gates  and Fauci gets
their millions and they start mass production and distribution,
everything will go back to normal and it will be business as usual. It
won't happen until elections are over because the shit stirring dems
and groups they have offered all the American freedoms and bogus
packages too need a bad economy under trump as a way to get voters. I
will be back on here later to tell you I told you so. Look at how quiet
the country and media has gotten on the all evil death to the world
virus has gotten. Are you all too stupid to see how it died down. The
rioters took the stage just like they planned. Now they will sit back
and get stinking rich off of the damn vaccine we don't need! Biggest
damn over blown pandemic in the history of man kind. Now, show me the
damn numbers of people sick from the flu.  It will be quiet as hell
because it will take away from the virus. Once the vaccine is out and
everyone in the world is safe now and the bastards are rich, the flu
will show up again. This is how big pharma and their CEOs stay filthy
rich.

Name: conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 01 September 2020

Wake up

All you dumb asses need to get your heads out of the sand. When the
vaccine winner comes forward and takes the crown, Gates  and Fauci gets
their millions and they start mass production and distribution,
everything will go back to normal and it will be business as usual. It
won't happen until elections are over because the shit stirring dems
and groups they have offered all the American freedoms and bogus
packages too need a bad economy under trump as a way to get voters. I
will be back on here later to tell you I told you so. Look at how quiet
the country and media has gotten on the all evil death to the world
virus has gotten. Are you all too stupid to see how it died down. The
rioters took the stage just like they planned. Now they will sit back
and get stinking rich off of the damn vaccine we don't need! Biggest
damn over blown pandemic in the history of man kind. Now, show me the
damn numbers of people sick from the flu.  It will be quiet as hell
because it will take away from the virus. Once the vaccine is out and
everyone in the world is safe now and the bastards are rich, the flu
will show up again. This is how big pharma and their CEOs stay filthy
rich.

Name: VanBlumpkin
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 01 September 2020

Sleepy Vern if you think your gonna make it to retirement you got
another thing coming bitch. I'm gonna fire your ass one way or
another.

Name: sleepy creepy joe
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 31 August 2020

remember... the demonrats are our party... joes here for u... shut up
and put ur mask on...
the union will fix everything
we don't need any of those jobs back from china... we can get
government cheese!!! vote demonrat!! 
remember what I told my "local chairmen " when he told me I had to
vote for my job...
I told him I could get another job I couldn't get another country...
go luck, and good night

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Engine repair, for 10-20 years
Posted: 31 August 2020

Labor Day holiday coming up. Looking forward to making double time and a
half. Spending most of the time on the toilet taking a big dump.
Definitely not going to flush.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 30 August 2020

Sleepy Joe said he would make mask mandatory nationwide. Dumbass

Name: HR 1748 Safe Freight act 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 29 August 2020

FIFTH CIRCUIT VACATES INJUNCTION IN CREW-CONSIST CASE
PUBLISHED: AUGUST 28, 2020
Today, Aug. 28, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit issued
its decision in BNSF et al v. SMART-TD (Case No. 20-10162) concerning
crew consist.

This decision is a long-awaited victory for the Union. The appellate
court vacated the injunction that forced SMART-TD General Committees to
bargain over crew consist, despite the existence of moratoria which bar
such negotiation.

SMART-TD has always read those moratoria clauses to bar the service of
Section 6 Notices to negotiate over crew consist until the last
protected employee voluntarily separated from service. Indeed, that is
the very reason for their existence.

But despite the long-standing nature of these clauses, the carriers
presented a new and novel theory that the moratoria did not actually
bar crew-consist negotiations.

The carriers tested this theory out by filing suit against SMART-TD in
October 2019 and moving for a preliminary injunction in December 2019.
In their request for an injunction, the carriers asked a district court
in Texas to force SMART-TD to bargain now in spite of the moratoria.
That court issued its decision on February 11, 2020, finding that even
though the dispute over the moratoria was minor, and no arbitral
determination had been made, SMART-TD was required to bargain now.

Under the RLA, minor disputes must be resolved through arbitration, not
Section 6 bargaining. In the 22-page opinion, the appellate court walked
through the various bases on which an injunction can be issued in
Railway Labor Act (RLA) disputes. The 5th Circuit Court found that none
existed here.

Rather, it concluded that the carriers had failed to exhaust the
administrative remedy provided under the the RLA arbitration regarding
the moratoria clauses

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 28 August 2020

Democrats said meth cures covid 19. Whopwhop chicken head

Name: Crooked UP
E-mail: scoop.jr@protonmail.com
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 27 August 2020

Crooked UP:

Hauled drugs from Mexico until nabbed by the Feds, and paid over
$300Million in fines.

Harbors (still do) registered sex offenders.

Caught bribing union officers, and eventually paid millions in
claims. Federal cases for racketeering quietly pending.

With all the profits lost from hauling drugs and bribing union
officers,
over 15,000 employees were eliminated in the last 18 months to make up
for lost profits!

If anyone wants to know why UP is more profitable, read this over and
over!

Name: Papa Smurf carmony
E-mail: Imafuckup.com
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 26 August 2020

Pti Crystal you need to stick some food in that trap..just go raid the
dumpster at circle k and lil cesears..for throw away pizza and
doughnuts..when I say go you go ..when I say brake you brake..until
next time stay large and in charge..watch out I might wipe out  yard k
yet again..head on a swivel fellas..stay cool out there..itl get better

Name: For pti
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 26 August 2020

If you work for pti and you have time to type on here but not enough for
filling out an application for fast food no one feels sorry for you.

Name: Bobby D
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 26 August 2020

THIS SITE IS A FUCKING JOKE ANYMORE

Name: PTI Crystal
E-mail: Headswine@hogfarm.com
Employed as: CSX Contractor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 25 August 2020

To all you lazy conductors wanting a ride. If I'm ever interrupted
eating my 6 quarts of Mac and cheese and get a call to pick one of you
up, I will kindly remind you if it's less than 2 miles you walk! Then
I might roll you up in cheeto dust and have my way with you! Later
losers.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 25 August 2020

I think all the Unions should draft up a letter to the FRA and STB and
give them a real picture of why customers arenít getting service and
trains are being annulled because we are running 15k feet trains.   
Just a thought!!!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 25 August 2020

So this letter was sent to all 7 Class 1ís CEOís today from the FRA and
STB:


ďAs part of our agenciesí ongoing oversight efforts on the effects of
the COVID-19 national emergency on the rail industry and service
reliability, and following previous correspondence on service
preparedness and safety requirements, we write today to reemphasize the
importance of safe, dependable rail service as the nation works to
restore jobs and promote economic recovery.

ďWe first want to again recognize the essential work of the freight
rail industry, represented by its thousands of hard-working and
dedicated employees, delivering critical products vital to public
health and welfare. In particular, we commend the rail industry for
achieving its precedent-setting safety performance, as reported for the
first five months of this year. We also appreciate efforts to provide
reliable service and enhanced communication to rail shippers and note
that, during formal and informal interactions with stakeholders since
the onset of COVID-19, we have received many positive reports from
across the country.

ďRecently, however, we have been made aware of service issues,
including missed industrial switches and excessively late or annulled
trains due to crew availability issues. As you know, with both
increasing intermodal and carload volumes and a projected robust
harvest fast approaching, railroad employee availability, together with
sufficient equipment resourcing, is essential for safe, fluid rail
service in support of the nationís economic recovery. Given the
challenges related to changing demand patterns and operating
conditions, increased communication and transparency with rail shippers
is especially important to ensure they have the information needed to
plan their businesses and meet their own customersí needs.

ďIt is our expectation that there will be heightened emphasis on
improving employee availability, equipment resources, and robust
communication to quickly resolve service issues as they arise and to
prevent them from becoming widespread. Again, we commend the rail
industry for its efforts during this challenging time for our nation,
and we look forward to continuing to work with you to promote a safe
and reliable rail network.Ē

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Engine repair, for 10-20 years
Posted: 25 August 2020

Ah yes! Taking yet another big smelly dump at work on the companyís
dime. I figured Iíll take them for about 33 dollars and change, for I
have been on the toilet for an hour. Ainít life great!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 25 August 2020

Always tie handbrakes from the ground?

Heard some trainmaster is going after a conductor for tying handbrake
from the ground. Open EOM rule book to ĎMECHANICAL CRITICAL RULESí #7

It states:(under ďDO THISĒ)
ďInspect & utilize personal fall protection when working above 4 feetĒ

While this is a Mechanic dept. critical rule it is also a Safe Way
rule, and as we know;

ďChapter 1 - General Safety Requirements
2000 - Safety Responsibilities
2000.1 All employees are governed by the rules contained in the Safe
Way and must have a copy available for use when on duty.Ē

Not afforded fall equipment = not climbing up the side of a car. 
Watch for this rule to be changed soon.

Good luck.

Name: Zero 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 24 August 2020

These exploiters wreaking havoc dont care about respect or a good
running railroad or how it makes you feel,they wanna fleece this
company to the max. Its really that simple.$$$$ You are a joke to them.

Name: CONDUCTOR
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 24 August 2020

CSX  

I have the answer to all of your problems. It is real simple!
GET YOUR HEAD OUT OF YOUR ARSSES!  How hard is it to do some real
simple basic business practices, like communicating!!!!

Please for the love of God, look at what the hell your terminal
managers and operation departments are doing! The lack of communication
is just out of the roof.

Please explain to all of us who work out here for you how it is that
you can dead head a crew out to a siding to get a train and when the
crew gets there, there is no engine in sight to use on this train. When
talking to the dispatcher to find out where the hell the engines are,
after being on hold for 5 minutes, the explanation is " No one is sure
why they aren't on the train. You will have to go back to your terminal
and get a set of power!" Please explain how you can be put into a
siding for a holding pattern waiting for a local to clear up that is
working to only find out an hour later they were never out working and
had not even left their terminal yet. Please explain how a crew can be
issued a work order WITHOUT ANY CARS ON IT BECAUSE THEY CAN'T FIND A
PROFILE FOR THE CARS!  Please tell us how a work order can be issued
that states the entire train in an empty unit train to find out later
when you recrew it that is actually a 18,000 ton loaded train with DP
power.  
I could easily list more instances of this continuous problem that you
seem to have a serious problem getting under control, but it would take
several pages to do so. As you should be well aware, my time is as
valuable as gold and I can't afford wasting any more of it educating
you on your inept abilities to run a business with any common sense.
You reap what you sow. You want employees who have pride and care about
their jobs, you need to act like you care as well. Running the business
like a three ring circus and being known as the laughing stock of all
class 1 railroads will never ever get you the respect you so
desperately crave.  GET IT TOGETHER!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for 1-10 years
Posted: 24 August 2020

Because the brake wheel is often mounted out of easy reach, without the
use of safety tools, an operator must step to the end of the car and
mount the ladder to operate the brake wheel, setting or releasing the
brake by hand (hence the name: hand-brake) of the rail car. Often, this
puts the operator between adjacent railcars. After setting or releasing
the handbrake, the operator must then descend the ladder and dismount
from the car.

The act of climbing the carís ladder also puts the operator at great
risk, as in wet conditions, an operator could fall from the upper rungs
of the ladder to the ground.

CSX took brakesticks away! Profits before Safety!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 23 August 2020

Name: You dont know shit - like I dO

You will fit right in.

Name: You dont know shit - like I do
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 23 August 2020

I really want to work CSX railroad. I love and live for trains, im a
always takin pictures of them.i work cleaning portopotties make good
money weekens off. Little stress but job still stinks. I mean it really
smells. Its smells awful ive never gotten use to it. I want to drive the
train. Reading comments seems like eveybody in the railroad company
wants to quite there job but the locormotive engeneer. I want that job
it must be good people want to die doing it. I may do it till i die i
get the chance. I hope the toilets smell good on the train. How do i
aplie?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 23 August 2020

Old head working till Iím dead.......that screen name says it all.   You
should want to retire.  Amazing how many people canít retire and stay
past retirement age due to being broke with the kind of money we make
out here.  Tons of bad luck is one thing, but for most of you, itís
self induced.  Whatís the point of working this stupid lifestyle if you
arenít going to retire?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 23 August 2020

Here on the U.P. the work environment is the same no one gives a shit
and hasn't for a long time. They pulled Jim Vena out of retirement to
be the COO and things have gotten worst, even as high up as the top
vice presidents, the musical chairs they are doing to them, every few
weeks they are shuffling people around, the front line managers, a lot
of them have gone back to their seniority or are seriously thinking of
it. The train dispatchers are stretched out to the point of breaking
because of the extremely large districts they now have to cover, like
over 1000 miles of territory where it use to be 3 or 4 dispatchers just
3 years ago. The train lengths are so long now (15,000 feet) that
because of track clearance constraints, opposing trains wait up to 8
hours for another non clearing train to pass, resulting in multiple
recrews. Oh and the locomotive failure rate is higher than I have ever
seen, I had 2 out of 5 locomotive fail on me the other day, and it is a
common occurrence with multiple trains having one or more failures, one
train stalled in a 2 mile long tunnel, the crews had to wear their
breathing respirators. So in the end it isn't the job so much, it is
the company we all work for, I feel your guys pain over there,
sometimes I think we might have a little better here but not by much.
Be safe!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for 1-10 years
Posted: 23 August 2020

Bring back the boot stipend. Mine are getting worn out faster from
getting on and off moving equipment.

Name: Old head workin till im dead
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 22 August 2020

Nobody's gonna force me into retirement get a damn clue. I hope we go
to hourly. You non working fmla bitches will make a higher rate of pay
and you can mark off even more than you already do. Who gives a damn.
And you're still gonna bitch and whine.

https://youtu.be/4mGz6cY4aKs

Name: Winner either way
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 22 August 2020

I feel bad because TrainMasters are  going to miss out on hourly pay .
We gone get paid for every minute we work . They still gone work 50/80
hours a week same pay. Poor dumb bastards.

Name: Wormsgottaeat
E-mail: Intheditch@besidethetrack.com
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 22 August 2020

Fuck feeling sorry.  We all make choices, we all live with the results. 
If your choices are unacceptable, make new ones.  Failure to do so says
they're not so unacceptable.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 22 August 2020

feel bad for trainmasters?

 the guys that investigate and fire craft guys for minor/made up
offenses just to show their asshat boss that they are being proactive?

you feel bad for a trainmaster that gets an end of year bonus?

do you smoke meth too?

Name: Truth
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 10-20 years
Posted: 22 August 2020

CSX Board of Directors.... The people that run your railroad does not
give a shit anymore. 

WE DO NOT CARE.

I hope you cash out and leave it to some who fucking does.

Name: Truth
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 10-20 years
Posted: 22 August 2020

You know it's bad when network operation managers, chiefs, A SHIT Ton
of train masters and some dispatchers and one GSO quit.  I wish I could
quit.  (I feel sorry for TMs because of all the shit they go through)
sorry union guys but you have no fuckin clue what the LORT working 24
hrs a day has to go through.  If you want to apply... Be my guest. 
We'll gladly call you 24hrs a day. 

Its bad when I get multiple trainmasters complaining to ME about how
awful this company is... Let alone my own bosses and their bosses. 

I wish stock holders could see what is going on here.....

C jobs, J jobs, Y Jobs recrewing all these line of road jobs just to
hide recrews that can't get over the road.  I'm sorry Albright, but
what the FUCK?  Tell them this does not work!!!!!! 

We get emails about pushing intermodal, explaining all these delays,
explaining what happened and we can't even keep up because we're
dispatching 3 or 4 fucking terrorties that were dispatched by 4 people
a few years ago. 

ATDA....(any union) where the hell are you at??????

EVERYONE HATES THEIR JOB HERE... EVERY SINGLE DISPATCHER, EVERY SINGLE
CREW CALLER, EVERY CHIEF AND EVERY NETWORK OPERATIONS MANAGER.  I Hear
it every single day!


Uhhh I can keep going but I need some sleep.

Name: Chip breidenbach
E-mail: Hourly rate.net
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 21 August 2020

Just heard 520 a day for 10 hours..medical is freezed.. system wide
seniority..

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 21 August 2020

Yep itís the old guys holding everyone up when they should be helping
set the you get guys up for the future. You got 20 percent of the guys
making all the money. I love how the reason for no hourly rate is
always they will cut manpower guess what they already do that. They
will make you do more work after your trip guess what they already make
us do that and they screw us out of a ticket because our pussy union
allows it to happen. Also get this if you are off because of the COVID
they reset any months you have in the attendance policy so if you have
gone 5 months without marking off and you get pulled out by medical
your months reset. Guess what the union says they can do that because
we are big cowards. Also I love it when the guys with more seniority
say you have to earn your spot do your time.  Yeah right you drew a
fucking ping pong ball and got lucky you didnít earn shit. This place
sucks I would rather know I was getting paid by the hour and do
whatever the hell they make me do. Better than being forced to do
anything they tell me too and not getting paid.

Name: Hourly Rate
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 21 August 2020

You notice how the old seniority fuckers come out of the wood work when
I mention hourly rate. I told you that these old fucker donít want to
lose their cushy day jobs. Their afraid of hard work. Their afraid to
be on an extra board. Take a stand against the old fools and their lazy
thinking ways. Oh and who cares if they cut jobs, Iíll find another one
until they call me back. Even if it takes a year Iíll be back to work
while you old lazy fucks are quitting because you canít hack it out
here. I vote for hourly rate and I Approve of This Message !!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 21 August 2020

APE 30+

Posting managers salaries isnt relevant to craft workers. You want $3
mil or $14 mil a year? Go be a manager and climb the ladder. Noone has
to play fair. 

Poor working conditions is the fault of the union. Problem is we need a
Trump type in the General Committees chair, and we currently have a
bunch of Bidens and Kamalas. 

Noone respects someone that allows themselves to be screwed over. Why
should the company follow an agreement when they know the union isnt
going to file a lawsuit or do anything more than write labor relations
a letter?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for 1-10 years
Posted: 20 August 2020

If we get hourly rate you will need 18 years just to hold an extra
board.

Name: Moving equipment wornboots
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 20 August 2020

Get rid of booth of them and bring back the boot stipend!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 20 August 2020

Jim Foote Salary $14,993,262
Jamie Boychuck salary $3,714,758

Does anyone not see a problem here?     They want to cut pay and jobs
and everything else,     Why donít they take a pay cut or job cut??

This railroad and Union are so crooked itís not even funny!!!


Itís time to make a stand!!!!    NOW!!!!

Name: crew caller
E-mail: 
Employed as: Crew Dispatcher, for 1-10 years
Posted: 19 August 2020

Crews


The Automated IVR system is still set up with an unethical program used
to try to entrap employees who are being roster called. It was noted on
here in the past that the system was set up to lock you in as working
after it called your number, which was an outright lie, and if you
wanted info you had to talk to a crew caller . When they answered they
would say ...HEY, while I have you on here I need you to work a
particular job and then threaten you with a missed call or refusal to
work if you wouldn't take it. It was reported as abuse and unethical
and was removed.
It has been replaced with a message stating that what ever info you are
trying to obtain....."I am sorry, but I do not have any information on
this at the time"....hold, while I transfer you to a crew caller!  DO
NOT TALK TO THE CREW CALLER!  THEY MUST ORDER YOU TO TAKE THE CALL IF
YOU TALK TO THEM!  If you do need the information, what you must do is
tell the crew caller you are NOT RETURING A ROSTER CALL and the IVR
system is not working properly and will not allow you to access the
prompt information which is supposed to be available through the system
and your union agreement. Make it clear you are not returning a roster
call and you need the information that the system supposedly does not
have available. After the job is filled, call back again and request
the same information. When you get through and get what you need, note
the time you got the information and which kind. IMMEDIATLEY CALL THE
ETHICS HOTLINE AND REPORT THE ABUSE. THIS IS ABUSE. IT IS A DELIBERATE
SETUP. THIS IS NOT THE FIRST TIME THIS HAS HAPPENED. IT IS PURE DECEIT
OF THE HIGHEST KIND!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 19 August 2020

Hourly  pay.

You DO NOT lose arbitraries with hourly pay.

You lose arbitraries with poor negotiation.

Name: Oldie But Goodie
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 19 August 2020

Hourly Rate conductor with 1-10 years seniority. Did you hear that
toilet flush sound? That's the sound of jobs disappearing if hourly
rate happens. Many in your seniority bracket will wind up in the
unemployment line. You and your 2 year man may even get the opportunity
to brag to strangers you are standing in line with about what awesome
railroaders you were. They might be impressed? I'll still be working
and the checks will continue to deposit. This oldie but goodie goes out
to the hourly rate no seniority boo hoo conductor. 

https://youtu.be/DAgQIb77UhU

Name: Little Jimmy Decker
E-mail: James_Decker@CSX,com
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 18 August 2020

Hey dumbasses, Little Jimmy Decker here, calling in from my summer
estate.  If you think this hourly deal is good, you fuckers are dumber
than a car knocker in February in Buffalo. 

You lose the right to any and all arbitraries
Any job can do anything, have a few hours to work when you get to the
yard?  You are switching in the yard.  Or they will run you out to spot
a few customers.

It is simple math jackasses.  Road crews with extra time will replace
yard and local service.  If for some reason there is more work, then
they will call an extra job to do whatever they want done.

Jobs will be cut.  Don't believe the "we will reduce jobs through
attrition" BS. Even an ex-Con(railer) like me can figure this out.

Now back to my pre-dinner gin and tonic, bought and paid for by CSX
stock dividends.

Decker out.

Name: Gezzzzzzzzz
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 18 August 2020

You guys talking about a hourly rate are crazy. Where are you getting
your information? Youíre driving yourself crazy over something that may
not be in writing. When something is released youíll have something to
complain about. Unbelievable... Post facts when itís released. Or a
synopsis of the contract. Itís that easy. 



 Name: Hourly Rate
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 18 August 2020

The only people holding us back from hourly rate is the guys with
higher
seniority . They have been on their same day job for years and donít
want to lose it. Most of them have no clue how to railroad. They have
been on the same job for years and donít no shit about any of the
other
jobs. They donít know shit about the yard, the road, locals. I would
rather work with a 2 year man then a 30 year man. Seniority is
bullshit. Most old heads had it much better back in the day. Most
never
even worked an extra board. They went straight to a regular job with 3
men on that job. If the time ever comes letís vote for the hourly rate
and make these old heads do some real work.  No more claims to deal
with and you know they got you for at least 10 hours , so their would
be no guessing. Donít listen to anyone with 18 years plus seniority.
Vote yes for hourly rates.

Name: Hourly Rate
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 18 August 2020

The only people holding us back from hourly rate is the guys with higher
seniority . They have been on their same day job for years and donít
want to lose it. Most of them have no clue how to railroad. They have
been on the same job for years and donít no shit about any of the other
jobs. They donít know shit about the yard, the road, locals. I would
rather work with a 2 year man then a 30 year man. Seniority is
bullshit. Most old heads had it much better back in the day. Most never
even worked an extra board. They went straight to a regular job with 3
men on that job. If the time ever comes letís vote for the hourly rate
and make these old heads do some real work.  No more claims to deal
with and you know they got you for at least 10 hours , so their would
be no guessing. Donít listen to anyone with 18 years plus seniority.
Vote yes for hourly rates.

Name: crew caller
E-mail: 
Employed as: Crew Dispatcher, for 10-20 years
Posted: 18 August 2020

Crews


Plan on being stressed out and harassed with roster calls. The new
system is totally messed up as usual. Who would expect anything less.
If the system is running the roster and the first person is not
available on the pool it will automatically skip down to the next
person on your pool, move you up and show you ZO. You will still being
showing in your original spot. So, lets say no one takes the IVR
automated call. If it makes its way down to the 5th person, it will
show you moved up to first out and still show you in the 5th spot. Both
spots will be showing you being notified as ZO. The system had miscalled
numerous people when you don't answer the call. Plan on there being
many investigations over miscalls.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Engine repair, for 10-20 years
Posted: 17 August 2020

We got it made in Mechanical Locomotive. Come to work, hang around and
have fun for 8 hours and go home. I usually take a good smelly dump or
2 while Iím there, which is exactly what Iím doing now. Peace, out!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 17 August 2020

Fart smellas !!!!!!!!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 17 August 2020

Avon update? 

Well letís see, little boy Jake is running this place into the ground,
he doesnít seem to understand why nobody wants to come to work.
Everyone is laying down because he and Marvin (or is it Martin?) took
away double tickets. So you work for 12 hours get screwed out of
additional 12 hours of pay and they expect production. Too bad they
canít follow the agreement. Things just seem to be going a lot slower
for them. Also, the braintrust at Avon seems to be calling a lot of
ďextraĒ jobs like the Y250/Y350 as well as the old Y195/Y295/Y395 which
is being used as a coupler/puller/hostler/bakery industry
switcher/intermodal switcher. 

Hump building is getting a breast lift to make for nicer office space
for the elite-no opening windows though to prevent trainmaster
suicides-just like they do at Chinese factories. 

Work shift are 7.5 hours hard labor and 20 minutes for lunch, the other
10 minutes accounts for time to park engines and brake test and walk to
building. 

Ricky Jordan is still a jerk, Mike Bonno is still clueless, Ricky Reed
is going to East St. Louis to monitor the situation. Lots of Yardmaster
traineeís. A couple of trainmasters to be let go per the Assistant Supt.
and replaced with factory fresh models. 

Y134/234 to be converted to remote (good luck). Hump relief jobs to be
scheduled for 2x12 hour shifts.(good luck again). 

All in all who knows- these dictators are willing to try anything twice
and do something strange for a piece of change.

Name: loco
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 16 August 2020

SMART FELLA

WRONG AGAIN!  Hourly rate will NOT GET HOLIDAY PAY FOR EVERYONE! The
reason long pool road crews don't get it is because the union agreed
that the company pays out a hugh amount for them on the road. The hotel
cost, dead head, meals cost and held away is what they claim is costing
them $$$$$! The road crews make more money because it was decided they
needed more to compensate for the quality of life they lose at home.
The other reason they wont pay it is because the road crews are usually
in the damn hotel the day before day of and sometimes heading home day
after. Most are always available during that time. Just a few are on
off days. Do your history homework before you spout off.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 15 August 2020

Our union will get us all 6 to 11 paid holidays , thatís what we paying
them for . Most of us T & E wonít  qualify for holiday pay though
because you have to work the day before and the day after holiday to
get holiday pay .  Oh well Maybe we get a side letter later .

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Engine repair, for 10-20 years
Posted: 15 August 2020

Welll shizzle of da sizzle! I donít no wat u t&e mudder pluckers are
whining about ourly rate.  We mudder pluckers in macannikal
lococomodeive get dubble thyme and half fer workin hollydaze. Ort to
try it.

Name: Oooohhh yeeeahh !!!!!!!
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 15 August 2020

Dat holaday pay ideer is reelly guuud. I neber taught of dat. I shuldd
hab do. Grate mines think alikes.  Wear do iiis siggns ups fur dattt.
Horwly wagjes reallies startsings to makes alots of sents. Wes
reaallies gonsa make outs guud twise a yeer. Day crazee if day gives us
dat. Fangors crozzed.

Name: Smart Fella 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 15 August 2020

Hey u fart smellers , I mean smart fellas, if we get hourly rate in T &
E that means we get holiday pay , because weíre not payed by mileage. I
would love making double time on a holiday again . They would probably
let us off on holidays to save money . Any thoughts?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 15 August 2020

Whatís going on at Avon Now?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years
Posted: 15 August 2020

They have already removed 2 main from service in Anderson, IN

Name: conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 15 August 2020

DRUM ROLLLLLL


And now, lets introduce the smart arss deflectors who have nothing of
any value to put out. Most likely a bunch of coronavirus locked up
basement foamers or bored TM!


PRS is getting ready for some serious hits. Yards are being
restructured and routes are being changed again just like when the dead
old oxygen tank dragging HH did when he first stepped in. This gives
them the opportunity to change rates of pay.  Cut rail miles and cut
jobs. It is starting in Avon yard already!

Name: THE MEDIA
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 15 August 2020

Hourly rate is on the table. The company has offered 100 dollars per
hour. Back to free medical. The company will pay a basic day when an
employee marks off FMLA. Every employee on the property will get 8
weeks paid vacation. No jobs will be lost, jobs will be added.
Trainmasters will be promoted to corporate executive skyrise penthouses
and yardmasters will no longer be assistants (nut lickers) to the
trainmasters. The Unions are said to be holding out for 200 an hour,
the vaccine for covid and the cure for cancer.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Engine repair, for 10-20 years
Posted: 14 August 2020

Dreamer:
You should apply for mechanical jobs. That way you can go and take a
big dump on company time and get paid for it. Iím doing that right now!

Name: Old Head
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 14 August 2020

Choo Choo Dreamer:  No

Name: Choo Choo dreamer
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 14 August 2020

Question for this vent.I have a good job good hours.Great benefits and
pay but I have always been interested in the railroad should i leave my
day job to join the railroad and become a conductor then
engineer?Opinions appreciated

Name: conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 14 August 2020

Hourly rate

Loco is right. What you did at another job has nothing to do with your
rights on this job. Don't know why the hell you would think it even
does. I have less than 2 years and I know that's how it works on the
railroad.  I was told when I hired on. Quit. You don't like earning
your time. There is a variable of jobs out here. This isn't a damn
office job.  You do your time and slave like everyone else and move up
when you can. Get out.

Name: Hourly rate 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 14 August 2020

Loco

Hey fuck yard I know many older guys including myself who have served
their time at other jobs. Many guys never liked the seniority bullshit.
I hope we get the hourly rate and we all end up on one big extra board.
You whining  beta cuck bitch !!!

Name: loco
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 13 August 2020

Hourly rate

Screw you little punk!  Go back to your other night job. It doesn't
have a damn thing to do with your seniority rights on a new job you
stupid retard.

Name: Loco
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 13 August 2020

You faggots are arguing over something that on knows anything about. How
do you know that they are even talking about a hourly rate? Until
something is released then you guys are jacking in the wind.

Name: Hourly Rate
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 13 August 2020

I want the hourly rate. Not having to worry about claims getting paid is
stress of your back. The company pretty much does what they want anyway.
The only people bitching about the hourly rate are guys with 15 plus
years seniority because they donít want to lose their cushy regular day
shift job. Also our general chairman donít want it because their
wouldnít be much more to fight for on claims. They would lose their
cushy jobs and have to get their fat asses back on the ground. Theirs
more 1-10 year guys out here then the rest. If the carrier offers this
we can vote and win. Screw these guys with high seniority. And for you
old seniority fuckers who say ďwell I had to put my time in to earn the
right of working my day shift jobĒ, I say fuck you because I earned my
time working shitty night shift jobs for far less money at other
companies before I came to the railroad.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 13 August 2020

They will, sweat the assets of a railroad, by reducing the headcount,
idling locomotives and equipment, closing shops and facilities,
reducing maintenance, curtailing service, and selling off routes!
Hourly rate is just another way to furlough!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 12 August 2020

Wait a minute so your father coined the phrase shit or get off the pot
what a wise man. I am not afraid of working so if I come in and they
put me on a yard job I will know I am getting paid. If our union wasnít
so worthless we wouldnít be in this situation. Is anyone of sound mind
gonna tell me they are satisfied with what the union has done. No no
one. What other job in America do you do honest work and they decline
your pay only to give you what they should have 3 months later. If I
was the company I would decline everything because they know they owe
us the money so if they have to pay it 3 months down the line they just
paid us what they should have anyway no penalty. Yeah nice job union.
What workout conditions are you guys talking about.  Itís as shitty as
itís ever been.

Name: hogger
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 12 August 2020

LOCO 20

WTF is wrong with you. You think if you get hourly rates the agreement
is just going to go away. Read the railway labor act. You cant have a
union without a union AGREEMENT!  Working conditions are part of the
agreement. DUH!!!!  If they take your working condition protections out
then there will be no legal and sound union agreement. There will still
be rules in place that don't allow them to use you and abuse you. The
fact is however, CSX WILL DO IT ANYWAY! They have shown for years that
they don't care about the agreements. This is because there are strict
guidelines to follow and set steps to take to arbitrate. If you could
fine them a million bucks every time they do their stupid illegal and
malicious crap THEY WOULD STOP! But the fact is they don't get fined
and your unions are as yellow and bought as they come. Go ahead and
take the hourly rate. Go ahead and watch the unions change all your
working conditions WITHOUT YOUR VOTE after the initial agreement is
signed.  It will be padded with lies. They will promise protection then
come back in with side letters and agreements that allow them to make
you do twice as much work and work all jobs no matter what they are
during your tour of duty!!!! Right now you have a right to put in your
claims and go after them. Problem is you all have turned into a bunch
of no count whining ass poor me babies who do nothing but bitch because
you don't get your claim paid every pay period. When maybe a handful of
real men put claims in out of a thousand, it is no wonder they just
laugh and throw it under the table for a year from now. Did you ever
think if you started piling up the damn paper work a mile high on their
desk that maybe something might get done. BUNCH OF WORTHLESS CRY
BABIES!!!!  As my father always said....SHIT OR GET OFF THE POT! If you
don't like your unions vote them out. Sue their asses for not
negotiating in your best interest. Do you job and put in the damn
claims!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 12 August 2020

I honestly feel us railroaders are the biggest bunch of morons in
America. The guys making money on long trips of course you donít want
an hourly rate why would you, but thatís what we are talking about
everyone doesnít work in a terminal or is able to work 300 mile trips.
We are talking about the greater good. Also you think trip rates are
such a huge advantage for us that the company CSX has let us get over
on them all these years. The trip rate is to the companyís advantage.
They can make us take a train pay the trip rate then make us get
another train no ticket put a claim in the claim maybe gets paid down
the road maybe. All you guys that say hey the company wants a hourly
rate because it benefits them. Well the trip rate benefits them also
thatís why they have allowed the trip rates for more than half a
century you dumb assess. You think we have been gettin over on the
company and they have just figured out that we are so smart and we have
been getting over on them for all these years. I read the letter where
the UTU turned down the hourly rate a couple years ago before Harrison
died. The rate offered was between 45 and 50 dollars an hour and
Harrison responded with he was pulling all negotiating of the hourly
rate off the table.  Thatís why I say letís not talk about brothers and
working for the greater good itís all about number 1 out here. Iím good
with that letís just be honest there isnít any brotherhood in this
union. No one cares about anyone but themselves.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 12 August 2020

I make $689.91 dollars on my trip rate of 313 miles here on the U.P. And
about $804.00 on my run of 348 miles plus the deadhead of about 51
miles, I would not want an hourly rate?

Name: Fake Rate
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 11 August 2020

Any worthwhile t and e employee knows hourly rate is a scam!

Name: Finally
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years
Posted: 11 August 2020

Just in. Huge reductions in management coming. Lower management will be
cut in half. Between now and December 31st. Trainmasters were big
topic. More realignment of divisions. Management being shuffled.
Getting ready for 2021. Stay tuned.

Name: BS
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 11 August 2020

How did you find this? I didnít see it and I poked hard.  You are a B.S.
spreader.






Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 10 August 2020

Just released on the gateway.   CSX will be snapping back to the
engineer potential yearly bonus effective immediately and retro
active.
 There will be deductions in the engineer's next checks.   CSX has
heard the request of the employees.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 11 August 2020

About time to file strike notices!!!!

Name: HR 1748 Safe Freight act 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 11 August 2020

UNITED RAIL UNIONS SUE TO BLOCK CARRIERS FROM MODIFYING HEALTHCARE
BENEFITS WITHOUT BARGAINING
PUBLISHED: AUGUST 7, 2020
Washington, D.C. (Aug. 7, 2020) ó On August 5, 2020, 12 rail unions
whose members and their families are covered by the NRC/UTU Plan and
the Railroad Employees National Health and Welfare Plan filed suit
against the nationís Class I railroad carriers in the United States
District Court for the District of Columbia.

The suit asks the court to force the carriers to bargain in good faith
with the unions over mandatory subjects of bargaining. The involved
issues have been the subject of collective bargaining for decades and
are in fact part of the carriersí bargaining notices served on November
1, 2019, pursuant to Section 6 of the Railway Labor Act (RLA). At issue
are carrier attempts to restrict access to certain medications and to
forcibly reconfigure health care networks.

The unions are: the American Train Dispatchers Association; the
Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen; the Brotherhood of
Maintenance of Way Employes; the Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen; the
International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers; the
International Association of Sheet Metal, Air, Rail and Transportation
Workers, Mechanical Division; the International Association of Sheet
Metal, Air, Rail and Transportation Workers, Transportation Division;
the International Brotherhood of Boilermakers; the International
Brotherhood of Electrical Workers; the National Conference of Fireman &
Oilers District, Local 32BJ, SEIU; the Transportation Communications
Union/IAM; and the Transport Workers Union.

The rail carriers are: BNSF Railway Company; Kansas City Southern
Railway Company; CSX Transportation; Grand Trunk Western Railroad
Company; Norfolk Southern Railway Company; Soo Line Railway Company;
and Union Pacific Railway Company. Also named in the suit is the
National Railway Labor Conference (NRLC), whose National Carriersí
Conference Committee (NCCC) is the designated bargaining agent of the
railroads.

The unions have asked the court to:

issue a declaratory judgment that the carriers are obligated to bargain
in good faith with the unions on proposed health and welfare changes in
accordance with the collective bargaining procedures outlined under the
RLA;
issue a declaratory judgment that health and welfare plan design
changes are a mandatory subject of collective bargaining pursuant to
the RLA;
issue a declaratory judgment that the NRLC may not force plan design
changes upon its employees without the agreement of the unions, to be
achieved through the mandatory dispute resolution process of the RLA;
issue an order enjoining the NRLC from trying to force these health and
welfare changes via arbitration rather than addressing them in
collective bargaining; and
issue an order requiring the NRLC to engage in good faith negotiations
with the unions over their proposed health and welfare changes through
the RLAís major dispute resolution procedures.
The chief executives of the 12 unions issued the following statement
concerning the lawsuit:

The railroadsí attempt to evade their legal obligation to bargain on
these issues of great importance to our members has left us with no
choice but to enforce these legal rights in court. If implemented
without successfully negotiated application, the carriersí proposals
could be extremely harmful to our members and their families. Even more
outrageous, the process they are attempting to impose would allow rail
carriers to reduce employeesí access to medicines and doctors in the
middle of a pandemic. When they should be rewarding the contributions
of their essential employees with hazard pay, the rail carriers instead
attempt to reduce medical benefits when they are needed most. Events
like these are why railroad managers were labeled as ďRobber BaronsĒ
over a century ago; their actions today are proof positive that the
label still applies. Unfortunately for working class Americans, this is
the way of many corporations across the country in Donald Trumpís
America; essential employees are treated as expendable employees. We
will not stand idly by while management attacks the core legal rights
our

Name: Me
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 10 August 2020

Loco Engineer for 1+

   It's all about the UTU General and International mentality of
keeping as many members paying dues as possible. If the UTU were to go
to a hourly rate, CSX would need less conductors, less conductors means
less people paying dues. That equals having to raise dues even more,
that doesn't set well with most guys and some will leave for the BLE.
UTU upper level officers aren't looking for the best interest of it's
membership but preserving their own jobs.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 10 August 2020

Harrison offered the union almost 48 dollars an hour and the UTU turned
it down. Thatís a fact.  I hate to tell you but we all do the same
exact work. Yes some of us have longer trips, but in the end we all
have the same qualifications and do the same thing. If you think as a
whole 45- 48 dollars an hour isnít better than a basic day we get now
then you failed math or you are just looking out for yourself

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 10 August 2020

Just released on the gateway.   CSX will be snapping back to the
engineer potential yearly bonus effective immediately and retro active.
 There will be deductions in the engineer's next checks.   CSX has
heard the request of the employees.

Name: loco
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 10 August 2020

Hogger30

You are absolutely right. The work is different and the idiot who came
on here and said we all do the same thing is so full of shit and most
likely is a FNG or hasn't gotten his whiskers yet and is just a
whiner.  As for 50 bucks and hour, this guy is a retard if he thinks
the company is going to give us 50 bucks an hour to work without giving
something up. NO WAY IN HELL!  They will cut the boards. They will cut
the jobs. If everyone is a damn mule and works on everything then there
is no need for pools is there. Everyone can be on one big board and
qualified on everything. Jobs will be lost one way of another. So, the
idiot who wants this so called 50 bucks an hour either has a ton of
seniority and knows he will not be cut or he is just one big moron!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 10 August 2020

thats right i want an hourly rate also. All of you guys that don't want
the hourly rate think about this.All these years we have had trip rates
so an average basic day for an engineer is 283 or somewhat around that
figure. Thats 35 dollars an hour. The union turned down almost 50
dollars an hour when we were offered the hourly rate last time. So you
think the past 100 years that the railroad has been paying trip rates
when it didn't benefit them.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 09 August 2020

I want the hourly rate tired of getting screwed all the time and not
getting paid.

Name: Show me
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 09 August 2020

Show me the proposed contract or a synopsis of it and weíll decide the
best option. We havenít seen anything yet and you guys are already
crying. Thatís why you get it rammed up your butts. You guys are your
own worst enemy. Loose lips, sinks ships. Unbelievable.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Engine repair, for 10-20 years
Posted: 08 August 2020

Tier 4 EMD are junk!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 08 August 2020

To Hogger you fail to address when we come in on a train and they make
us go get another on and we are in pool service they donít give us a
ticket  they say put a claim in How is that padding or a loophole and I
considering 90 percent of the country gets paid by the hour I donít see
what the big deal is the facts are that there are not that many jobs
that pay more than a basic day and I would rather be paid by the hour
instead of my union allowing me to be raped on a weekly basis by a Csx.
You stand for a high paying job good for you. You should be happy you.
Screw everyone else itís all about you.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 08 August 2020

Everyone needs to wake up and watch out,    If the CN was so great why
are they all coming to CSX now!!!      That better tell you something!!
     These CN guys are a toxic toxic disease coming in to try and infect
all of CSX.      Donít take any of their bullishlit!!


We STRIKE!!!

Name: Hogger
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 08 August 2020

LOCO 20

Spoken like a true boy who just cant stand earning his seniority like
every has done for the last 100 years. Bet your still stuck on an extra
board like everyone else has been that's done their time. Why in the
hell should a f...kin new guy get the same as everyone else. He
doesn't know shit about the job and half the time its the old heads
having to watch their backs and teach them the rope. Second, no way in
hell should a yard switcher get the same rate as a long pool road guy.
You go home every damn night. You normally work 8 hour shifts. You
don't sleep in hotels for 2-3 days at a time. You don't give up your
family life. You don't miss your kids ball games all the time. You
have a better sleep schedule. Hell, you have a damn sleep schedule.
Quit your bitching and do your time! As for the unions, they do more
than just handle claims. Do your f...kin home work. You damn cry babies
who bitch about claims not being paid are only wanting half of them to
pad your income. If you are screwed out of a ticket for doing another
job or not getting paid for work that is black and white then ok bitch.
But half the other claims are just loop hole claims that are side crap. 
Union agreements are not to pad your damn pockets. Union agreement
penalties are to punish CSX. Make them pay for their stupid ignorant
stunts they pull. Its a fine to them. It is not to pad your pockets. If
you cant pay your bills without living on claims then your a dumb arss.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 08 August 2020

You lazy asses if you come in and they make you switch cars or anything
else you are getting paid by the hour. Compared to now when they make
you do it anyway and donít give you another ticket. Yeah thatís real
good. Everyone knows itís the same guys who are able to stand for the
high paying jobs all the time. Everyone knows that.  I would rather
know that when they make me do something I am getting paid thatís it.
Iím tired of getting shitted out of money and putting legitimate claims
in only to see them in research. Donít talk about brothers because we
are not. Everyone out here is out for themselves. This union is so
corrupt itís laughable. As for 20 years yes I have over 20 years and I
still stand for the same Tuesday Wednesday off days. The same guys who
have always made all the money still do. Yet we all do the same work.

Name: loco
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 07 August 2020

Loco 20
You are a joke. The hourly rate will screw everyone. It will cut jobs
and it won't be negotiated without the unions agreeing on punk arss
jobs for everyone. You will come in after being gone on the road and
tired as hell and ready to go home and get punked to switch cars,
hostel, dog catch or what ever else they want to slam you with to keep
you 12 hours.  As for SENIORITY!  If you got 20 years like you posted
then you know how the railroad works and has always worked. You get
your damn whiskers. You do your time.  There is no way in hell the new
pups deserve the same damn pay as a man who has been out here for
years.  Typical soft arss cry babies.  Man I miss the day when real men
where hired.

Name: Me
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 07 August 2020

All you guys for the Hourly rate had better educate yourself on what
happens with the hourly rate. Bottom line is, CSX wouldn't be pushing
for it if it were good for the employees. I have talked to countless CN
guys under the hourly rate and they hate it. The higher rate comes at a
big cost on other give backs. Do your research folks.

Name: Barely hanging on
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 07 August 2020

If we go hourly we will lose even more jobs, sounds great! Some of us
will be in the unemployment line, now that is brotherly love in action!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 07 August 2020

The only people who donít want hourly rate are the older guys who stand
for the top paying jobs. Again another example of our brotherly love
for each other. All the guys making a basic day sure would like to make
a little money at some point. I am all for hourly wage at the very least
it will do away with putting in all these claims. Stupid claims system
is worthless. At least I know I will get paid for the hours I work.

Name: Hour rate is a trap
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 06 August 2020

Do NOT accept hourly rate. The company and the union will say take it or
leave it. Now is the time too put the foot down and call the bluff. Take
note of wich union reps local and regional push for it. Vote them OUT.
three birds one stone.

Name: Wondering
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 06 August 2020

When are the unions going to release info on this? 



Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 06 August 2020

Hourly Agreements are coming,     Do NOT,   Accept any offer,    
Period!!!!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 06 August 2020

Hourly Agreements are coming,     Do NOT,   Accept any offer,    
Period!!!!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Engine repair, for 10-20 years
Posted: 04 August 2020

Yes! Just took a huge dump, and on company time too. What a wonderful
way to start the night!

Name: conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 04 August 2020

Invest

Are you kidding me. You must really be on the side lines. Not in touch
with our teality. EMPATHY? LMFAO! That word isn't even in their
vocabulary. 

Work safe!
Old tired post. POSER! Try something else to deflect.

Name: Djangountrained
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 04 August 2020

I assure you, empathy is viewed as a liability.

Name: Invest
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 04 August 2020

Stock holders

How could they even allow the "BOY" to move up to a more powerful
seat? Yes, he has a reputation on being a number cruncher and good at
saving some money, but that will never ever make up for his lack of
empathy for the field man and the repercussions that are bound to
follow!

Name: Work safe - Work hard
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 03 August 2020

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
 either the janitorial or food service industry. Work Safe, Work Hard,
Be Tough. 


   https://youtu.be/Iyv905Q2omU

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Engine repair, for 10-20 years
Posted: 03 August 2020

Conductor:

I tend to agree with you on HRís posts. They are often long and donít
usually pertain to the Mechanical Department. I enjoy T-Rexís posts
because he can really stir the pot. The mechanical side sucks too.
Mostly because of poor management and bad decisions.

Name: Conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 02 August 2020

HR


Lord dude.... write a frickin book!  Now will someone please explain to
us new guys why in the hell the old heads wont put in claims even if
they don't get paid.  I mean, we are forced to pay union dues to keep
our jobs.  We pay all this damn money out for the union reps to make a
living off of our backs.  We are union whores. So why not bombard them
with claims.  Pile them up on them and when they get so behind they
cant get out of the pile to breath they will be way behind of
negotiating them.  I was told we have rights as union members in the
united states outside of the RR labor act.  We got rights that have
nothing to do with the railroad at all. We got protection by the Feds
on the way the Unions run themselves and how they spend our money and
how long they have to do something about our claims. We can get our own
lawyers and go after them.  So why the hell not.  What the hell have we
got to lose. Put in the damn claims and keep piling them up.

Name: HR 1748 Safe Freight act. 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 02 August 2020

Get the facts brothers. Do your research donít believe anything till you
see the proof. 

KCS Isnít For Sale. Quit Salivating
Written by William C. Vantuono, Editor-in-Chief
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The Weather Network/Keith Bradley

If I had a $100,000 for every time the rumor mill shouted out that
Kansas City Southern was on the auction block, Iíd be a
multi-millionaire with a collection of exotic cars rivaling that of Jay
Leno, and racing a Corvette C8.R in the IMSA Series, with my son Craig
as crew chief. (I wouldnít own a private railcar, because Amtrak
wouldnít want to haul it around the country, and if they did, theyíd
probably overcharge me. But thatís another story.)

First, the buzz that restarted the cranky old rumor mill engine (no
doubt coal-fired, and you know where thatís headed):

ďKansas City Southern (KSU) breaks higher after Betaville reports on
speculation about a potential acquisition bid from BNSF Railway, Union
Pacific, or an infrastructure fund. The company hasnít commented on the
report. (No s__t, Sherlock, as we used to say in my Newark, N.J.
hometown.) The takeover chatter (mockingbirds, perhaps?) about KSU
arrives after Bank of America singled it out as a top transportation
sector pick. (Trying telling us something we donít already know.)


William C. Vantuono photo. Yes I took this. Itís my neighborís friendly
cat, minding his own business, and being harassed by a mockingbird with
a nearby nest the cat has no interest in attacking.
ďBank of America says Kansas City Southern is still one of its top
picks in the transportation sector. ĎWe believe KSU is among the best
in terms of operating leverage potential among the Class Iís as the
second derivative of volumes inflect, with runway (an airline term?
Gimmee a break!) for further train consolidations in its Manifest
segment, and a more refined Auto network,í notes the firm. The
longer-term potential for supply chain near-shoring in Mexico when
USMCA goes into effect July 1 is also noted (correct!). BofA sees
Kansas City Southern still generating +$600M in free cash flow this
year. (Actually, itís +600MM. An ďMĒ means 1,000, which would translate
into $600,000. So ďMMĒ is 1,000 x 1,000, or one million. Roman numerals,
man!) A Buy rating is kept in place on KSU, and the new price objective
of $168 is above the average sell-side PT (price target) of $151.68.Ē

Potentially, but no doubt unintentionally, stoking the rumor mill was a
very positive report from Cowen and Company, following a virtual
pre-2Q2020 earnings visit with KCS top management, among them our 2020
Railroader of the Year, Pat Ottensmeyer:

ďKSU leveraged a weak volume environment to create a lower cost basis,
which should enable stronger margins in 2H2020. Opportunities exist for
further cost cuts including fuel efficiency and lengthening trains.
Intermodal only has HSD (high single digit) share in Mexico, and KSU
can also grow its share vs. truck. We adjust our estimates, modestly
raise our PT to $156 (sounds more realistic), and reiterate KSU as our
top rail pick.

ďKSU pre-announced certain 2Q20 items, including revenue of roughly
$550MM (got those Roman numerals right. Way to go, Jason Seidl!), which
was slightly below our $591.4MM. ($41.4MM is ďslightly belowĒ???) The
revenue miss was unsurprising, given KSUís carloads thus far in 2Q,
which were below our estimate, as well as the negative impact of fuel
on average revenue per carload. In addition, KSU expects roughly $4MM
of incremental COVID-19 related costs and slightly higher casualty
expense this quarter. However, KSUís cost reductions in the quarter
were much more significant than we had anticipated, offsetting some of
the lower revenue.

ďIn recent weeks, KSU, along with the rest of the North American Class
I railroads, has seen carloads begin to recover as states reopen from
COVID-19 (and coronavirus cases start to rise). Nearly all the auto
plants in Mexico reopening has breathed life into that business, with
June auto volumes down 39%, compared to down ~93% for the first two
months of the quarter. Intermodal, which in some cases contains auto
parts, is also benefiting from the factory openings. Finally, even
areas least affected by COVID-19, such as grain and other agricultural
carload types, are seeing improvements. Even though it is an essential
business where most employees cannot simply work from home, KSU
fortunately only has 10 active COVID-19 cases out of 7,000 employees, 6
in the U.S. and 4 in Mexico. It hasnít had any major labor issues with
crews testing positive and hasnít had any service interruptions.
(Thatís what good management, and caring about employees, does.)

ďAs the world recovers from COVID-19, KSU has numerous drivers for
top-line growth. Its Intermodal franchise can benefit from gaining
share in the market (with only HSD share currently) and from the
overall market growing. In international Intermodal specifically, KSU
has lots of capacity available at LŠzaro CŠrdenas. KSU has opportunity
to grow in refined products, with customers moving into Mexico and in
energy segments other than coal (a dying commodity) and frac sand.
Finally, its Plastics franchise is currently seeing the impact of
overcapacity in the Gulf and global economy, but still has longer-term
growth potential.

ďManagement drew a contrast between the growth potential of KSU and the
rest of the Class Iís. Mexico has factories that are growing and new
factories being built, while growth at factories in the U.S. and Canada
is occurring less, and there are factories that are closing. Like its
counterparts in the U.S., KSUís intermodal franchise competes with
truck; in KSUís case, the competition is also affected by currency, as
KSU bills in dollars and truckers bill in pesos. With the Mexican peso
well below the U.S. dollar, KSUís competitiveness in the market is
limited. Each quarter, KSU evaluates whether it would be worthwhile (on
both a revenue and margin basis) to switch to pesos, and there is no
question that the status quo is worthwhile. Conversely, KSUís
cross-border business with BNSF has held in 2020, even amid COVID-19.Ē

All of the above is representative of a good railroad, with good
management focused on long-term, top-line growth and long-term
shareholder value. This is what Mike Haverty (2001 Railroader of the
Year) had in mind when he tamped down the naysayer volume more than 25
years ago and bought into Mexicoís then-privatizing railroad network.
It continued under Dave Starling (2001 Railroader of the Year) and is
accelerating under Pat Ottensmeyer, bolstered by USMCA, a trade pact he
helped broker.


In case youíve forgotten, take another look at Ottensmeyerís viewpoint
from his Railroader of the Year interview, when I remarked, ďMy
experience with Kansas City Southern goes back to the mid-1990s. There
are two things that come to mind: Never complacent. Fiercely
independent.Ē His answer:

ďI would agree with that. Maybe some of it is our size. Weíve got to be
on our toes because weíre surrounded by companies that are much larger
than we are. Complacency would be very troublesome for our company.
Fiercely independent? I would say the nature of our fierce independence
has changed over time. A big part of our strategy for the past several
yearsóthis is really importantóis the way we can connect, our
philosophical approach, our desire and willingness to work with the
other carriers to get to markets and offer our customers and their
customers service options that we wouldnít have, just based on our own
network.

ďSo that again is a very important part of our strategy, more so than
most of the other large railroads. Because of our size, of where weíre
located, the strategy of developing service options with our connecting
carriers and our partners in the railroad industry is very important. I
also think a really important part of our value proposition to our
customers is that independence. If youíre an auto company building a
new plant in central Mexico and you want service options to both
railroads in the East, weíre happy to do it. If you want service
options to both railroads in Canada, weíre happy to do it. I think we
are more valuable to our customers because of our ability and our
willingness to do that. If we were part of a bigger network, it might
not be so easy.Ē

Any doubts about KCSís strong, independent stance?

Expanding upon what Pat Ottensmeyer said, there are other reasons why
Kansas City Southern isnít up for grabs. There might be ďprivate-equity
infrastructure investment funds Ö poised to scoop up a Class I for its
future cash-flow stream, as Brookfield Infrastructure Partners acquired
small-railroad holding company Genesee & Wyoming for $6.5 billion,Ē
Capitol Hill Contributing Editor Frank N. Wilner wrote in April, but
bear in mind that KCSís price tag would most likely be beyond the scope
of a private-equity fund.

As far as another Class I attempting an acquisition, regulators
probably wonít have the stomach or patience right now to deal with the
ramifications of a huge acquisition.

Customers as well, particularly those suffering from severe indigestion
induced by railroads whose attitude toward Precision Scheduled
Railroading is ďtake it or leave itĒ (KCS is not one of them) will push
back. ďIf propping up stock price becomes a takeover defense, shippers
may wave before lawmakers and regulators the Oct. 8, 1882, unfortunate
Ďpublic be damnedí response of railroad baron William Henry Vanderbilt
when asked, ĎAre you working for the public or for your stockholders?íĒ
Wilner noted.


The activist hedge funds (think Bill Ackman and Paul Hilal) are not
going to emerge from their lairs with a hostile takeover in mind. These
people go after companies they perceive as weak or underperforming in
the ďspaceĒ that interests them. They charge in, guns blazing, turn the
company upside down, shake and squeeze it violently, slice off the
pieces falling out the bottom, and toss a hand grenade into the pieces.
The explosion catapults the stock price high into the air. They then
cash out as quickly as they charged in.

These hedge funds often require a God-like figure to enlist in carrying
out their mission. Their single motivation is enriching their personal
coffers, under the guise of ďdelivering value to shareholders.Ē Kansas
City Southern is well-run, anything but under-performing. Its 1Q2020
operating ratioóthe one performance measure to which Wall Street pays
the most attentionówas 59.7%. And there is no God-like figure, no cult
of personality, at present, to help the hedge funds.


The industry, like much of the world, is suffering from the COVID-19
pandemic. RailroadsóKansas City Southern includedóare taking temporary
cost-cutting measures to deal with depressed traffic levels, until
things return to ďnormal,Ē whatever that might be. The furthest thing
from managementís mind is consolidation, as well as dealing with
regulators, potentially disgruntled customers, and rail labor, which is
currently in the midst of national bargaining.

So, if thereís anyone out there salivating at the thought of acquiring
Kansas City Southern, take a napkin and wipe the drool from your chin,
because it ainít happening. Not now.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Engine repair, for 10-20 years
Posted: 01 August 2020

Yo, T-Rex, thanks for showing up!!

Name: Fell down steps
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 01 August 2020

It's the one with the locomotives that have Mexican placards and fucked
up grab irons.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 01 August 2020

Kansas City Southern Railroad!!!


Wow youíve been here 30 years and donít know what KCS is!!!

Name: What???
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 01 August 2020

What is KCS?



Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 30+ years
Posted: 01 August 2020

KCS is about to be taken over by private equity Firm for around 23
Billion Dollars,      So therefore done have to answer to PSR bullshit
anymore!!     Watch Out Folks!!!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 30+ years
Posted: 01 August 2020

KCS is about to be taken over by private equity Firm for around 23
Billion Dollars,      So therefore done have to answer to PSR bullshit
anymore!!     Watch Out Folks!!!!

Name: HR 1748 Safe Freight acf
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 31 July 2020

NATIONAL NEGOTIATIONS UPDATE: JULY 30, 2020
PUBLISHED: JULY 30, 2020
The SMART-TD National Negotiating Team along with the rest of rail
labor leaders that are participating in the Coordinated Bargaining
Coalition (CBC) for this round of national freight rail negotiations
participated in a Zoom conference meeting with NRLC Chairman Brendan
Branon and participating Carrier representatives on July 28th. This
meeting was held for the sole purpose of reviewing PowerPoint
presentations relative to each sideís respective positions on issues
contained within their Section 6 Notices. While there were no
negotiations during the Zoom meeting on July 28th, it was beneficial to
both sides in an effort to keep the process moving forward in a
good-faith effort to achieve a voluntary agreement.

The first formal negotiation meeting took place, in person, earlier
this year on February 26th and 27th with the second meeting scheduled
for March 31, 2020. This never happened due to the COVID-19 pandemic
and all subsequent scheduled meetings were also canceled. This was the
first time the parties had convened in any manner since February.

We will keep everyone updated with any new developments on your
contract negotiations as they transpire.

Name: conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 30 July 2020

Heads up!!!!

Memo circulated around management gives orders for all road crews to
stay marked up and work if they roll in with 3 or more hours to work.
No ticket if they can get away with making you stay on your original
power and falsify the cars handled as cars assigned to your train to
yard.  The violations of both agreements are rolling in as warned by CN
crews. PUT IN CLAIMS! REPORT ALL VIOLATIONS OF STATE AND FEDERAL LAWS.
YOU BETTER START GETTING IT TOGETHER.
OH, AND GUESS WHO PUT THE ORDER OUT.....YOU GUESSED IT! The new "BOY"
on the throne!

Name: May I have another
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 30 July 2020

Look who back back again trex back tell a friend.
Yo yo yo my broedahs shizzle fo da wizzle pece luvs n unty. I be comin
at ya live wit trex fromz da birds nest. Been ons da fur-low tils
recensly. Redee to be getin back n gitin ins da swing of da tings
alredie markins off on da fmlaz. I be havins a goods idea fo a backs to
works partee. Dj trex spinnin da beats. A dunkin boot fo yard masters to
sits in. A trainmastrz onlys hot dogs eatin contess. Train masterz bring
yo own knee pads. Crews gets to feed raw dogs to train masters throug
glory holes. Winning train master gets a tee shirt dat says..you did a
guds job. luv, uppa manajmnt.. ambulance will be on site in case a
trainmastor busts a gut tryin fo da prize. Ans once again yo bird Trex
wantz to remines yus to pleze spay and nueta yo trainmastorz to
prevents da overpopulamation.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 30 July 2020

Lots of Crooked and illegal shit going on all over CSX!!!!    Watch your
ass!!

Name: Hr
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 1-10 years
Posted: 29 July 2020

T&E 

just a heads up. The calling system is flawed and expect numerous
problems. Missed call charges, run around calls, improper displacements
and moves. Scheduled days off and mandatory FRA rest days will be messed
up as well. Hang in there. After enough money is spent on investigations
they will correct it.

Name: Web
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 29 July 2020

Posters

T rex and jorgan is the same. Web servers tell it all. Just ignore the
thing. Like a bad rash, it will go away.

Name: Hugh Jorgan
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 29 July 2020

what up T-rex.  I been wondering what u been up to.  it still rough out
here in the trenches with the hh disciples trying to fire everyone.  I
look forward to hearing of your shenanigans.
Piece out!

Name: T-Rex lives!
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 28 July 2020

Shizzle da wizzle! Hello brudders! I aint the reel T-Rex, but will have
ta do till the real one wakes up. All u T&E mudder phuckers better
lissen up and do your jobs. Da unions dont care bout u no mo. Gettin
worse cince da secund round of rona. Layin folks off everywhere. Now go
make the rr some mula.

Name: HR 1748 Safe Freight act 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 28 July 2020

The Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen is applauding the
Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) for proposing a statewide
two-person crew regulation to help ensure safe train operations within
the state. 

On July 27, KDOT proposed the new safety regulation, which would
require railroads to maintain a minimum of two crew members in the cab
of the lead locomotive while operating within the state. 

Kansas Governor Laura Kelly said: ďKansas has faced issues ranging from
crew member fatigue to derailments, which pose a threat to our safety
and security ó but by maintaining the current practice of requiring a
two-person crew we can ensure the health and safety of Kansas workers.
This proposed regulation is a commonsense, necessary measure to protect
our stateís railroad crew members and keep every community along the
tracks safe.Ē 

The proposed regulation reads as follows: 

ďK.A.R. [36-43-1]. Crew Requirements. 

ďa. Railroads operating within Kansas shall maintain a minimum of two
crew members in the control compartment of the lead locomotive unit of
a train.

ďb. Complains with subsection (a) of this Section shall not be required
during switching operations, brake testing, safety inspections, or while
performing setouts in conjunction with road service.Ē 

According to a KDOT press release, ďThe benefits of the proposed rule
and regulation is railroad and community safety, including the role of
two-person crews can play in helping to prevent potential accidents or
derailments and in emergency situations. Nearly all railroads in Kansas
are currently operating two-person crews and will have no increased
labor costs from the implementation of this regulation.Ē 

Other states with minimum train crew requirements are Wisconsin,
Arizona, Oregon, California, West Virginia, Colorado, Nevada,
Washington, and Illinois. 

BLET National President Dennis R. Pierce said: ďI thank Governor Kelly
and the members of the Kansas Department of Transportation for this
proposed safety regulation. It is essential to have two crew members
inside the locomotive cab to save lives and to ensure the safe
operation of trains throughout the state of Kansas.Ē

Name: conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 27 July 2020

Wake up t rex 

Dumb ass!  It's csx sucks moron. It's not Jerry Springer. Of course
it's serious you stupid poser. Nothing joyous to post on here.  Go to
frickin Facebook if you want to play games. It's our damn lives out
here. Most of us need this job so we can't just walk away right now.
Go peddle your stupid shit elsewhere.

Name: Cindy Sanborn 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 27 July 2020

As you know by now I have taken the position of Coo of NS. It will be my
privilege to hire all woman that way I can choose a different piece of
carpet to lick everyday. I also will be implementing dildos and
vibrators on each cab so we can lesbo out. Thanks again and now I shall
retire to my private suite to eat some smelly fish tonight. Sanborn out
!!!

Name: HR 1748 Safe Freight act 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 27 July 2020

Breaking news!!!!!!!!

Norfolk Southern names Cindy Sanborn chief operating officer (updated)
By Bill Stephens | July 27, 2020
RELATED TOPICS: CLASS 1 FREIGHT RAILROADS | PEOPLE | OPERATIONS |
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Cindy Sanborn
NORFOLK, Va. ó Norfolk Southern today named Union Pacific executive
Cindy Sanborn as its chief operating officer, a position she also held
at CSX Transportation.

Sanborn was one of the first women in the industry to hold an
executive-level operations position. She spent 30 years at CSX, where
she rose through the ranks and ultimately became its top operating
official. She was named the railroadís chief transportation officer in
2009.

CSX on Oct. 25, 2017 announced that its top operations, marketing, and
legal officers would depart. Such a one-day sweep of top executives was
unprecedented, rail historians say. E. Hunter Harrison, then CSXís chief
executive, brought in former Canadian National colleague Jim Foote to
head both operations and the sales and marketing teams.

Sanborn, who comes from a railroad family, in January 2018 was named
regional vice president of transportation for UPís Western Region. She
moved into the new role the following month. She most recently served
as vice president, network planning at UP and previously oversaw all
activities in the railroadís Northern Region.

ďNorfolk Southern is combining Precision Scheduled Railroading with a
superior service product to create long term value for shareholders,Ē
Sanborn said in a statement. ďI look forward to working with the NS
management team to build on the momentum thatís already well under
way.Ē

She will begin leading operations at NS on Sept. 1.

ďWhen we began the search for our next chief operating officer, we
looked for an experienced executive who could lead our operations and
build on our successful implementation of precision-scheduled
railroading. We are proud to welcome Cindy Sanborn, one of the freight
rail industryís leading operations experts, to the Norfolk Southern
team as we work together to lower our operating ratio and deliver
shareholder value,Ē CEO Jim Squires said in a statement.

Sanborn replaces Mike Wheeler, who will retire Oct. 1 after a 35-year
career at NS.

ďIt has been a privilege to be a part of Norfolk Southern and I am
proud of all that we have accomplished, especially over the last few
years,Ē Wheeler said in a statement. ďI am confident in the future
success of Norfolk Southern and look forward to working closely with
Cindy to ensure a seamless handoff of leadership responsibilities.Ē

Independent analyst Anthony B. Hatch Sanbornís hiring ďsort of wild,Ē
noting it is unusual for a top executive to move among three big
railroads.

Yet four of the seven Class I systems Ė CN, CSX, NS, and UP Ė now have
chief operating officers who came from other railroads.

ďThe old kind of boundaries have been broken down,Ē Hatch says. ďIn a
tradition-bound industry, this is or was the most tradition-bound
railroad Ė for good and bad.Ē

Sanborn, who is well respected in the industry, knows NS better than a
typical outsider because of her career at eastern rival CSX, Hatch
says.

NS has long promoted from within, but Squires has been increasingly
looking outside the company for executives. Itís the first time the
company has hired an outsider as its chief operating officer.

Sanbornís appointment to a C-suite position at NS is the second
executive hired from outside the railroad in the past year. Chief
Financial Officer Mark George joined NS last year from United
Technologies Corp.

Mike Farrell, who has experience at Canadian Pacific, Canadian
National, and Union Pacific, was named senior vice president of
operations in 2018 after a stint working for NS as a consultant. And
Vanessa Allen Sutherland, who joined NS in 2018, was named executive
vice president and chief legal officer

Name: Democrats
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 27 July 2020

Democrats canít wait if win election to put doors in trumps new wall.
Trump does not want people from South America taking your job at half
the wages. If Democrats win itís going to be a shit show, the new
America.

Name: Wake-up T-Rex!
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 27 July 2020

Címon T-Rex, you need to start posting again. Too serious on here. Needs
some Shizzle da Wizzle on here.

Name: Virus
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 26 July 2020

Csx will say we have staff shortage because of virus, thatís why they
will use management to do unionized work in every department. Myself I
would still file a grievance if I was scooped by management. Record
everything a manager does of unionized employees work for evidence for
a grievance. You might get payed for it. There is nothing else I think
can be done, csx will just say we have a rr to run and the people are
all qualified. Sucks but csx only out a few bucks if lose grievance.

Name: conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 26 July 2020

Cut the static


Thank you for posting that again.  Yes, there will be scum company
moles, like the one who is begging for that moron t rex to come back on
here and post stupid shit.

You can bet your ass the TM aren't reporting the HOS and Im pretty
sure they have to be on a conductor roster. Not sure how that works but
FRA laws do let them get away with being pilot with an engineer is he
has a legal up to date license and he is qualified on all the territory
he is running on with the engineer. Still a bunch of shit. As for the
IVR, that info is true. It has happened to me a bunch of times.  They
gave some damn excuse to me that when they run the roster after they
call your number it locks you in to the system and it wont let you make
calls. Some kind of system glitch. I don't buy that crap for a minute.
They really think we are that stupid!

Name: Cut the Static
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 26 July 2020

Static being posted to hid this.



LEGAL INFO AND NOTICE OF ABUSE!





Both FRA and Federal laws mandate that the railroad make all employees
records available to them to review and COPY!!!!


I personally have had mine copied and will be doing it again soon.
Check your observation testing results. If you didn't notice they
made
it harder to get to them. Jump through new hoops. Just like the format
change in printing off your history. Made the process harder by having
to keep bringing each page up separately after printing the first
page.

ENTRAPMENT NOTICE!   CSX was ordered to stop altering the IVR system
to
lock you out from getting information after they called you when
running
the roster. The old format would say you were working after they
called
you.  Obviously you were not. The IVR would then direct you to a crew
caller who would say.."GOT YOU!" since they had you on the phone. 
This action was removed  upon numerous ethics charges.

There is a new system in place now.  If you are roster called you can
not call the stand line and prompt information for a train line up. It
will once again state that the information is not available and please
hold while they transfer you to a crew caller.  If you are already
called or duty, you will have no problem using the IVR system to
obtain
any information you want.  Once again, If you have been roster called
and do not answer, you will not be able to use the IVR system to
obtain
any information without being transferred to a crew caller.
If you chose to do this, immediately upon connection with the crew
caller advise them that you are in no way, shape, or form returning a
roster call and do not wish to take any calls until it is your union
agreed time to do so.  Advise them that the IVR system has denied
information to you and you were connected automatically. If they give
you any grief and threaten you if you do not take a call, advise them
you are not returning a roster call and you want information that the
IVR system is not giving to you. If you are threatened with forced to
work under these conditions, inform them you will be calling the
ethics
committee and naming them as the hostile caller. Immediately notify
your
Local Chairman. If you can not get a hold of them, then call your
General Chairman's office and tell them what happened. Demand a
complaint be filed. This is unethical and has been deemed as such in
the past. It must be stopped immediately.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 25 July 2020

Wake up T Rex!! Need to hear from you.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 25 July 2020

A trainmaster acting as a pilot is performing covered service under
their conductor certification. 

HOS must be reported but 99% chance it is not.

See Part 242 of physical characteristics regs
then see FRA HOS regs Appendix A in part 228

Name: Shit
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 25 July 2020

You must be that guy that has shit on the brain, get that fixed A.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Engine repair, for 10-20 years
Posted: 25 July 2020

Getting ready to take a big dump on company time again. Itís all good.

Name: Four years 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 24 July 2020

Since hh and Foote took over csx, they put there feelers out. And there
was not much resistance from the union and employees. So it has paved
the way for csx management to do as they please. I think to late to
fight back now.

Name: Foote
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 24 July 2020

If there is one thing Foote learned from hh is to test the union. He
will do as he pleases and his managers are also instructed to do the
same. The only recourse you have is grievances, claims etc. It cost csx
time and money to address these. So if they violate the collective
agreement and no one submits a grievance. Csx wins they are counting on
your laziness not to put in grievance, then they win. In other words it
never happened.

Name: Street to seat
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 23 July 2020

A guy posted on here this is America, they will never do that in USA we
have rules.
https://www.cbc.ca/news/business/cp-rail-encourages-office-workers-to-learn-how-to-drive-trains-1.2935065

Name: conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 23 July 2020

Health


Blah blah!.....

What the hell are TM doing being pilots for crews!!!!  This is HH
school of union busting tactics. FRA in the back pocket saying it is ok
by federal law. Screw the union signed agreements. The Canadian crews
warned everyone it would happen here.  The shit is here!!!!

Name: Health
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 23 July 2020

If your young person with good health and strong amune system virus most
likely will not kill you. But if your out of shape have health problems
you have 50/50 getting taken by virus.

Name: Bill gates virus$$$$
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 23 July 2020

Bill gates bought several vaccine patents, as soon as big pharma come up
with some bullshit vaccine. And then world governments say it is
mandatory for all the sheepal to get a vaccine. Bill gates big pharma
will make billions $$$$$$$.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 23 July 2020

Jamie Boychuk is a fraud.

EVP who is barely a HS graduate.  "Holds a business and leadership
certificate from the University of Notre Dame".  Which means Uncle
Hunter bought him a laptop and he took two 8 week online classes.

Name: Engineer
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 23 July 2020

Blah blah blah VIRUS


Its going to be around for ever just like the flu..... Get over it and
expect to get a shot every year after the winner of the race takes the
cake.  Or who ever can put the most money back into the pockets of the
feds and the investors of the new and world saving vaccine!!!!!!


Meanwhile back at the ranch where management and very little of anyone
else is wearing a mask, and wont because we all know it is
overblown....... Shit is going to get deep!  Cuts will come and a new
wave of the blown up virus numbers will cause more shut downs and the
excuse for FOOTE to cut more jobs.... Oh, and the other poster is
right!  The IVR calling system is rigged to get idiots who are to
stupid to figure it out, busted and verbally intimidated and forced to
take jobs!!!

Name: Least loaded
E-mail: Thescozz@yahoo.com
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 23 July 2020

Please Paul Revere stop spreading your conspiracy bullshit on here, if
you actually think the virus is going to magically be gone after
November you are a fricking idiot. Stop watching so much Fox News and
actually read something.

Name: Turkeys tired
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 22 July 2020

Hardcore factory worker, Democrats fed up say moving to the right. The
turkeys are not voting for Christmas anymore.

Name: Operating ratio
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 22 July 2020

Cprail second quarter operating ratio today 57%. Why should you care
well Foote cut his teeth at cn and cp, and he has imported cn cp
management to follow the model that Canada uses. The only thing that
stands in his way USA has stronger goverment regulations than Canada.
And the track layout is more complicated for Foote, but he will still
cut jobs do what he has to do to get the numbers he desires.

Name: Recoed
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 22 July 2020

https://www.cpr.ca/en/media/cp-reports-record-q3-revenues

Name: HA!HA!
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 22 July 2020

POSER PAUL

Who said a damn thing about the virus or Canada.  And that other poser
is just as bad!  Quit deflecting. Get back to what was being
discussed!
CSX unethical calling system and the rigged IVR system that is set up
to entrap its employees.  It was cleaned up once after they were busted
and now they have it rigged again!  UNETHICAL! UNETHICAL!

Name: Whatís worse?
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 21 July 2020

Whatís worse business man anti union trump, or Biden and friends that
want to open the boarders to let in workers that will work for next to
nothing?

Name: Paul revere 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 21 July 2020

This ainít Canada , this is America and we have a virus , but the virus
will be gone in November if Trump loses . Then we can get back to
higher taxes , so we can give more to the people that wonít work . Itís
revolution time again , should be a sale tax system instead of
income/property tax system. That way everybody pays , illegals , dope
dealers , renters , then it will be fair system. What yíall think ?

Name: EXREP
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 21 July 2020

LEGAL INFO AND NOTICE OF ABUSE!


Both FRA and Federal laws mandate that the railroad make all employees
records available to them to review and COPY!!!!


I personally have had mine copied and will be doing it again soon.
Check your observation testing results. If you didn't notice they made
it harder to get to them. Jump through new hoops. Just like the format
change in printing off your history. Made the process harder by having
to keep bringing each page up separately after printing the first
page.

ENTRAPMENT NOTICE!   CSX was ordered to stop altering the IVR system to
lock you out from getting information after they called you when running
the roster. The old format would say you were working after they called
you.  Obviously you were not. The IVR would then direct you to a crew
caller who would say.."GOT YOU!" since they had you on the phone. 
This action was removed  upon numerous ethics charges.

There is a new system in place now.  If you are roster called you can
not call the stand line and prompt information for a train line up. It
will once again state that the information is not available and please
hold while they transfer you to a crew caller.  If you are already
called or duty, you will have no problem using the IVR system to obtain
any information you want.  Once again, If you have been roster called
and do not answer, you will not be able to use the IVR system to obtain
any information without being transferred to a crew caller.
If you chose to do this, immediately upon connection with the crew
caller advise them that you are in no way, shape, or form returning a
roster call and do not wish to take any calls until it is your union
agreed time to do so.  Advise them that the IVR system has denied
information to you and you were connected automatically. If they give
you any grief and threaten you if you do not take a call, advise them
you are not returning a roster call and you want information that the
IVR system is not giving to you. If you are threatened with forced to
work under these conditions, inform them you will be calling the ethics
committee and naming them as the hostile caller. Immediately notify your
Local Chairman. If you can not get a hold of them, then call your
General Chairman's office and tell them what happened. Demand a
complaint be filed. This is unethical and has been deemed as such in
the past. It must be stopped immediately.

Name: Cprail
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 20 July 2020

When hh came to cn cp, our local LC came across management entering
false information into employees personal file. To make a long story
short try and review your employee file to see if this is the case with
you. The way hh and the management you have now. The more infractions
they have against you the easier it is to fire you with cause. Because
they donít expect you to remember if they put this on the table against
you. When ever there is a negative entry to your personal file they are
required to notifiy you in writing and you receive a copy. Itís
underhanded what they do now but it is reality of the day.

Name: Records
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 20 July 2020

Before the computer you could get away with lots. After the computer
came in it was a big game changer.

Name: numbutt
E-mail: duh.comnet
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 20 July 2020

Whatever happened to to the sage Pinenuts?

Name: conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 20 July 2020

Engine repair


That's because your a company mole.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Engine repair, for 10-20 years
Posted: 20 July 2020

Shizzle my nizzle! What ever happened to the T-Rex? Miss his posts.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Engine repair, for 10-20 years
Posted: 19 July 2020

Ahhhhh!  Taking another dump on the clock. Not flushing it. Life is
still good!

Name: Lawyers
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 19 July 2020

Itís posted on here Iím getting a lawyer or we should get a lawyer. Has
anyone lawyered up and gone after csx. Or is it just blowing off some
steam. I never heard on here of anyone getting a lawyer and posting the
outcome!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 19 July 2020

All of you FMLA abusers should be fired.  Iím not talking about the guys
who really need it and use it the right way. Iím talking about the dicks
that everytime a train that does any work comes up they all of a sudden
mark off family medical. Really suspicious how when the dead head and
turn comes up or the get off trains they are perfectly healthy. These
are my so called brothers screwing me. How can we blame the company for
anything when we constantly screw our own. There will be people who say
stop complaining and get it yourself itís f you donít like it. Well you
guys do whatever you want to do but I hope you FMLA part time workers
all get fired. I hate all of you. Every holiday weekend you guys have
to be off but Tuesday Wednesday and Thursday you guys are perfectly
healthy. Pieces of shit all of you.

Name: Time to get an Attorney
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 19 July 2020

Time and time again CSX has proven how useless the UTU and BLE are.
It's time to start playing hard ball with this company. Anytime
there's a derailment, injury, Hazmat spill, contact the FRA, OSHA, or
EPA don't assume CSX has done it. Also, the CSX FMLA department has
been sending out a lot of letters lately accusing employees of marking
off due to pattern layoff and threatening disciplinary action. This
cannot and will not be tolerated by CSX. Just because CSX has a
manpower shortage system wide created by upper managements greed
doesn't relieve CSX from complying from it's obligation of complying
with the U.S. governments requirements of the FMLA guidelines. These
letters from CSX's FMLA dept. should immediately be reported to the
U.S. Dept of Labor and definitely contact a Lawyer. They are trying to
make employees afraid to take off when needed and impede our ability to
take care of our serious health conditions.  Remember Folks, these
people we work for are not good people and it's their ultimate goal of
eliminating all of our jobs.

Name: conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 19 July 2020

Public

Yeah, that's exactly what's happening. They want your ass back as
soon as pissible. If you want back before 14 days they will ignore the
CDC protocal. You can come back in 7 not 10. They have done it with
some at my terminal. Just goes to show they don't buy into this shit
anymore than the rest of the smart ones. This virus ain't gonna kill
the healthy. Railroaders the toughest Mf around!

Name: Sleepy 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 19 July 2020

Unions, Carriers, & FRA are all aware of Microsleeps. They are also
aware that Engineers are legally drunk reaction time wise behind the
throttle an extremely high percentage of the time due to the On Call
structure. In your time book start writing down how many hours you have
been up (24 hour look back) while putting off on your ticket, The moment
right after your ďlast moveĒ of the day. While still being held to the
highest standards and trying to perform your job safely as possible,
remembering every rule to a T, you are basically drunk...  How many
times has this been brought up in an investigation? 

https://railroadersleep.fra.dot.gov/Explore/How-Sleep-Works/What-Makes-You-Fall-Asleep


After being awake for 20 hours or more, people perform a variety of
mental and physical tasks as poorly as people with a blood alcohol
concentration of 0.08 percent. Thatís the legal criterion for alcohol
intoxication in the United States. As with those who have had too much
to drink, people who are sleep deprived also lose the ability to
recognize how impaired they are.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Engine repair, for 10-20 years
Posted: 18 July 2020

Another big smelly dump taken while on the clock! Life is good!

Name: Micro sleep
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 18 July 2020

https://www.tuck.com/microsleep/

Name: Med.
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years
Posted: 18 July 2020

T&E 

Ok, here is how it works now. When you are marked off coronavirus
medical you were to be marked off 14 days mandatory leave.  It has now
been changed to 10 days due to manpower shortages. You may not find
this in writing but it has been approved if your test comes back
negative. Quarantine is not an issue anymore even though you have been
exposed. If you have further questions you can contact the medical
department.

Name: Soft
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 15 July 2020

https://www.nationalreview.com/2016/08/male-physical-decline-masculinity-threatened/

Name: Lloyd
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for 20-30 years
Posted: 14 July 2020

Leave it to an oldhead to tell the younger folks to bend over and take
one.  I'll agree on one thing, the company will do what they want and
the union complies.  It's up to you young folks to find better and do
better in your employment or stay incompetent and stupid with class 1
railroads like CSX.  They are a joke of a company and cannot be
trusted.  I can't wait until they are prosecuted for their attendance
policy abuse and waste disposal policies.  Watch for the irrelevant
posts railroaders.

Name: conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 14 July 2020

VIRUS SCAM!



Get prepared to another big lay off if they go ahead and start shutting
down again because the numbers are up!  CSX will no doubt take advantage
of it to lay off again. The reports are up because people got smart and
realize they can get out of work if they test positive. take some self
quarantine.  Trump as also agreed to keep the checks coming. So here we
go!  Just get out of work and get free money.  Run to your doctor and
get tested. It is no different than playing the lotto!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Yard Master, for 10-20 years
Posted: 13 July 2020

Took another big smelly dump at work on CSX time!  Life is great!

Name: conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 13 July 2020

Virus danger


Take it to medical chat page.  Take it to liberal or far out democratic
chat room!  We have more important things to discuss than the media and
Vaccine loving agenda groups.  HERD IMMUNITY!  Bring it on.  Get
everyone exposed. Build up those antibodies. Go in a dontate plasma
after you get over it. It was announced world wide that over  89% are
recovering with little or no serious side effects.
Children aren't getting it because they breath very little of it. Go
ahead and hide your face. Don't let your immune system do its job!



Now back at the ranch they are so low now they wont even discuss
another ticket with you when you have a frickin black and white
contract that tells you that you are entitled to it.  It is out of
control.  It is like working for a bunch of Mofia mob bosses.  It is
time for everyone to take a stand. LAY DOWN! WHISTLEBLOW!

Name: Virus danger 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 13 July 2020

https://globalnews.ca/news/7132752/alabama-students-covid-19-parties/

Name: AGREE
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 13 July 2020

OLDHEAD


Amen brother!  You told it just like it is. The whole truth and nothing
but the truth!  Not one thing isn't true in your statement.

Name: Operating ratio
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 12 July 2020

These dumb fucks Foote and his henchmen have a one track mind. They have
it in there head that they will succeed at having the lowest operating
ratio in the industry. But it is at a huge price, to park trains
because lack of staff, they are losing money for the shareholders. And
they are also pissing off many customers, they save nothing by having
skeleton crews. There mandate is to provide a service to customers, and
generate capital for shareholders. Not penny pinch to save a few bucks
and tie the rr system up because they canít find crews. And if this
virus hits big time and employees are off work then there will be more
trains tie up. Number games is all Foote is playing, he wants a prize
for lowest operating ratio at any cost.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 12 July 2020

Day after day.... Multiple trains tied down at North Baltimore and no
crews.

If you all would quit taking roster calls that woukd be great.

Parked trains makes our jobs easier.

Name: oldhead
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for 30+ years
Posted: 12 July 2020

Loco 30

You are absolutely right.  This has been the CSX model since the first
day I was hired. In fact, it is the basic model for all railroads.  The
new cubs have no idea how it works.  I just love coming in and watching
them bitch and moan about shortages, no trains running and crazy moves.
 What these idiots just cant get through their heads is it doesn't
matter what the hell they think or want. The only thing they can moan
about it violations of the union agreements. There isn't a thing they
can do about it. We are nothing more than blue collar workers being
used like sheep. You can run your mouth and bitch and moan all you want
but at the end of the day you will do what you are told or you will be
charged with insubordination which will not pay you one dime of OOS
insurance.  I am not as sick of the job as I am of the constant mouths
running and bitching at work about everything that they  have no
control over. You come in and do as your told for 12 hours. You get
screwed and violated you put in your claim and wait to get it denied.
It is protocol for the company and labor relations to deny all claims
if possible. If you don't like the conditions you shut your mouth and
quit or grow a damn pair and do what needs to be done. Productivity is
what makes the railroad run!  LAY DOWN!  FOLLOW THE RULES TO A TEE!
IDENTIFY AND REPORT ALL FEDERAL VIOLATIONS!  That is all you have as an
advantage. So nothing is going to change because the new pups don't
know how to do anything but bitch and moan. A bunch of mama's boys
with no back bone.
As for the manpower, they have done this for over 40 years that I know
of. You lay off everyone, double up freight, make under the table
agreements with the customers and crunch numbers and lie to the
stockholders.  The only time that shit gets deep is when the USDOT gets
involved because US commerce freight is at a stall or not being moved
fairly. If it gets behind and attention is drawn to it, then people are
called back quick to get it back up where it should be. Remember when
they stalled the grain trains to move as much oil as they could because
the money was good? Remember when the grain farmers marched on the white
house demanding a fair shake? Remember when they lied and said they
weren't doing it and the Feds demanded a weekly log of what they were
moving? Once they were busted shit started moving again and we started
moving more trains. They will do everything in their power to keep the
numbers of employees down. Run everyone who is working into the ground
and take away PB, personal days and cut the caps. The union agreements
have always stated that the company will keep enough men hired to honor
reasonable lay offs. They have always and will always just ignore this
and laugh all the way to the bank. IT'S JUST A UNION AGREEMENT! JEEZ! 
How many times do you have to be told this. You don't see the CEO's
going to jail for violating this do you? It just a big fine which is
pocket change to them and with the dirty Union officials who are paid
under the table they know they have nothing to worry about. They will
cut to the bone, you will work until you are exhausted and then you
will come back and do it again until you decide to quit. Get used to
it. Get over it because the puppy workforce that is out there now has
no balls. Do what is right or quit!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 12 July 2020

From what I'm hearing Foote got tired of trains sitting waiting for
crews to get rested and told CMC to call everyone back.  I think you
will see it last a few months at best then they will wonder why they
are paying so much guarantee and start furloughing again.  Might be way
off base but this bunch is way to damn greedy to give anyone a nickel

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 12 July 2020

Is this true: Heard they called everyone back from Williard, Even people
that have been furloughed for 3+ years, What the hell is going on???? 


What's going on is what I saw CSX do 4 or 5 times in my career.  They
furlough alot of T&E and then after awhile they call them all back to
see who is willing to come back then many times cut them off again
after a couple of weeks.

This gives CSX an idea of how many new employees they will have to hire
when the business comes back.

Seems though that the number who return gets smaller and smaller every
time they do this.

I think I apply and see if they'll rehire me.

Name: Virus
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 12 July 2020

If your young and have healthy amune sysrem piece of cake. And they go
about there business donít care if they spread it. Myself been very
careful I have chronic bronchitis and if I get itís all over. And
people with health issues are the ones that have 50/50 chance. Been
lucky so far and rr I work for there are some guys in fifties in
hospital with it. Iíve had some very bad fluís and never hospitalize.
Iím not willing to test the waters it is real threat for me. I know
young people with azma they not taking chances either. People with
conditions and forced to work scarey stuff.

Name: Had it
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 11 July 2020

HAD THE CORONA AND SURVIVED!!!!!


8 days of fighting it and kicked its butt.  Didn't die.  Didn't end
up in hospital. Didn't need respirator.  I have had the seasonal flu
and it kicked me harder.  So, to the smart arss who wants to call
someone a Dr. as a punch, you need to shut your mouth and do more
homework. How many thousands upon thousands of people do you think get
the flu each year, stay home from work for days and don't REPORT IT! 

The reason the numbers are so high for the coronavirus is because
people are coming in and asking to be tested. How many run to the
hospital and beg to be tested for the seasonal flu. How many come
running in and beg to be tested for aids.  The coronavirus is the
flavor of the month.  There are thousands who have it and aren't
showing any symptoms. If they all came in and were tested the numbers
would be out of the roof. The worst pandemic in the world. Its time for
people to start telling it like it is.  Its time for people to start
coming in and being tested for everything out there and start reporting
what is really out there. Stop staying at home and self medicating. Lets
get it all out there. Who is running around with aids. Who is running
around with the clap. Who is running around with the flu. How many
diabetics die every year. How many die from cancer. How many die from
chemical poisoning.

Name: Record set
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 11 July 2020

July11-2020 new world record set for one day 71000 new cases for one day
in USA. Keep in mind that is 71000 confirmed tested cases, so reality
the number would be much higher. Thatís a lot of flu cases DR.
Conductor as you call virus a flu.

Name: DR. Conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 11 July 2020

DR. Conductor knows best people just disregard the facts, heís got your
back. Lol

Name: Virus stats. 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 11 July 2020

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-51235105

Name: conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 11 July 2020

Brothers

Keep it coming. Covid19 A numbers scam.  The railroad industry is proof
of it all. Company doesn't like post about NO ONE WEARING MASK.
ESPECIALLY OFFICIALS. we can bring this scam down! Like guy said...we
are the unhealthiest sleep ridden industry on earth and we aren't
dropping out here. It's the flu combined with other issues killing
these people. The truth will come out.

Name: ejg
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 10-20 years
Posted: 11 July 2020

if you listen to rump and not the dr,s then bless you if you catch cv-19
and its now imploding because of what  this phony hair make up moron has
done to my country and yours too. wear the mask.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 11 July 2020

No one cares how they run there company. I care when they make me do
work and donít give me another ticket which I am entitled to by the
contract they signed. They say put a claim in and I think we all know
how that goes. Thatís why the claim system is so dam stupid. It allows
us to be raped now and still not paid for it later.

Name: Lloyd
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for 20-30 years
Posted: 11 July 2020

To the recent poster who pointed the finger at FMLA "abusers".  Are
you single or married?  Do you have children?  Do you have a disabled
child or are you trying to raise your child as a single father?  Does
your child have a special need/circumstance?  We aren't put here to be
the judge.  Ask yourself, why are you entitled to know why any employee
is marked off FMLA in the first place?  I'll answer that for you. It
is shown to place blame on those who lay off under this code. The
railroad will learn this the hard way which will force their hand even
further.  Profits over people...always with CSX.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 20-30 years
Posted: 10 July 2020

You have no idea what in the fuck youíre talking about

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 10 July 2020

This site is funny and should be shut down.  If you donít like the way
the company is ran, then just quit. No one is forcing you to stay.  Go
back to McDonalds since most of you canít hack it on the railroad. 
This Circus is so amusing, but feel bad for the customers.  Managers
with no skills running the show because the company refuses to hire
those that are actually good at what they do.  Employees that mark off
FMLA all the time and try to get out of doing anything that resembles
work, yet tries to get 12 hours everyday.  If it wasnít for the 10% of
employees that actually have pride in what they do, this place would be
totally screwed.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Yard Master, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 10 July 2020

Called everyone back at Evansville.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 10 July 2020

Is this true:

Heard they called everyone back from Williard,   Even people that have
been furloughed for 3+ years,      What the hell is going on????

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 10 July 2020

Ha.  Railroaders are the most unhealthy workforce as a whole compared to
any industry.    Fat, fag vaping,  vending machine, chicken McNugget
eating, big swig drinking, wobble pops laid in bed till called to work
mfrs. Breathing problems, back problems, migraines,   3 of 4 are
clinically obese       Locomotives cause cancer.    AND I DONT KNOW
ANYONE WITh COVID19

Name: Virus
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 10 July 2020

You must be healthy bunch! It seems to take out the elderly fast and
people with health issues. They stopped the economy had lock down, and
now want to just open everything up like virus never existed. Now virus
numbers going threw the roof. The people in- charge in government could
not organize a drunk in a liquor store.

Name: Conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 10 July 2020

VIRUS


BLAH BLAH!   Railroaders been working all across the entire nation
since the first day it showed up and we haven't been falling dead all
over the place. we haven't worn that damn mask or gloves and we are
stuck in those damn nasty dirty cabs and wagons together. No one in
management has ever worn them. we aren't falling out sick. There has
only been 3 guys at my terminal who quarantined themselves because a
family member go sick. And they didn't even have to go to the
hospital. One guy even said they refused to test him when he got sick
in January and he knew he had it because he couldn't smell and he had
lung problems and was winded. They refused to test his ass! so what
does that tell you!  They wouldn't test the damn guy. So they didn't
give a shit and didn't want to really know. Its no worse than a bad
seasonal flu and the weak and sick are the only ones who have to worry
about it. 

Now get back to the real shit. Get our damn money we are due. Give us
our damn tickets we are entitled to. Quit treating us like dog shit and
whipping and beating us.  HOw about TRAIN CREWS LIVES MATTER!

Name: Virus 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 09 July 2020

Ya countries other than USA , are covering up for Epstein and Weinstein
do you really believe that? And the aliens are going to give us a
vaccine right. Lol

Name: Stop being sheep
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 09 July 2020

80,000 people died from the flu in 2017, where was the mass hysteria?
That's right it's a god damn election year. Stop being sheep and
eating out of the hand of the media. While you're doing that google
Adrenochrome you'll see covid is a cover up for Weinstein and Epstein
naming names. Wake the fuck up.

Name: Virus
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 09 July 2020

USA has over 3 million cases of the virus. That is just people they have
tested, 250 doctors agree that it is also airborne. And that most people
that are infected is 40 and under , lots show no symptoms but are
spreaders. What scares me when they open up the schools it will spread
from the children to the older parents. Do what you have to do to avoid
this people. The government and your employer donít care they just want
production. This virus is going to make its rounds big time now and if
you have chronic health issues could take you out. Stay safe!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 09 July 2020

Jeez you guys they can do what they want because of the virus .

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 09 July 2020

Donít mind the company guys static, keep this forum full of good info

Name: conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 09 July 2020

CSX

Still sucks.  Breaking Fra air brake testing rules. Still cutting
corners. Still sucking every day.

Name: Fed-x truck
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 08 July 2020

Blm looter run over by fed-x truck. Says they tried getting in his cab
of truck. Be carefull if have to walk your train protect yourself. They
hurt you over stealing from containers.

Name: Looters 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 08 July 2020

Blm looters stealing from containers on trains, you can see on you tube,
person ran over.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 08 July 2020

Epstein didnít commit suicide , carol baskin whacked her husband ,
ghislaine maxwell died of corona virus  in prison

Name: conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 08 July 2020

Family members


CSX is voice recording conversations in the cabs of the locomotives.
Don't call to discuss serious private matters on the phone unless it
is absolutely necessary.  We will have to go outside of the locomotive
to do it. If the weather is bad then don't do it.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 07 July 2020

R.I.P Ricky Schmidt

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Engine repair, for 10-20 years
Posted: 07 July 2020

Ahhhhh! Taking a big smelly shit on company time. Not going to flush it!

Name: Time to get an Attorney
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 07 July 2020

CSX has shown time and time again how weak and useless the Unions  are.
It's time to get a Lawyer, I have an appt. later this week to discuss
seeking legal action against CSX for FMLA harassment and
discrimination.  Hope to take them to the cleaners and drag their name
thru the mud.  Not decent people we are working for.

Name: Spying
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 07 July 2020

Why do you think Snowden is in hiding?The USA government NSA breaks the
law 24/7 spying on its own people, and archives it to use at a later
date. Remember when bush said to congress you with us or against us.
And the NSA got its way, they can record every cell phone text and
conversations. If the government is breaking the law do you think they
are going to punish big companies like csx for doing it ?first you have
to prove they are doing it, you really have to watch what you say and do
now days. People video tape and record your conversations without you
even knowing it.  Myself I cover the camera on my tv, they can watch
you in your own home.

Name: conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 07 July 2020

Preg 

This is CSX SUCKS! There is too much stupid racist political bullshit
that has nothing to do with what the company is doing to people and
screwing with their lives.  Every god damn time someone post something
on here exposing them or suggesting how to a poser pops up with
unrelated bullcrap and everyone knows why.

CSX IS VOICE RECORDING IN THE CAB. THE NEW SNIFFER CAMERAS HAVE
RECORDING DEVISES. THEY LET THE CAT OUT OF THE BAG AT AN
INVESTIGATION!! It should be illegal as hell to do it without notifying
everyone in a system notice. Don't talk about anything private while in
the cab. Don't discuss any of your claims or anything to do with an
investigation. Don't make private phone calls and discuss anything
private while in the cab. The company is claiming they don't have the
recording devises on but that is a lie.  BE WARNED!

Name: Preg
E-mail: To Marxist conductor
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 07 July 2020

To Marxist conductor, you have instructed four people on here not to
write what they want. Do as I say not as I do, you must be against free
speech , data and facts. Who gave you the right to censor everyone else?

Name: Nonsense
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 06 July 2020

Your doing the dirty work by putting a claim in, and then not taking a
roster call. Itís your right to put a claim in, donít be scared to put
claim in. The guys that step up and take all the work they can, are not
riding your shirt tales, they are taking calls to make a living. I think
thatís what they hired on for.

Name: conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 06 July 2020

Prej..

STFU! You stupid retard. No one wants to read your deflecting crap.
Stupid company mole.
As for saying brothers, there are guys who stick together. The ones who
put claims in and don't take the damn roster calls. We do all the dirty
work for the lame losers but we do it. Ride on our shirt tails. And the
jackass who keeps making that stupid comment that everything is racist,
STFU basement foamer.  Old school union needs to come back. We don't
need a stinking union to do what's right and take control. You know
what to do!

Name: Company brainwashing
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 06 July 2020

Csx all big companies are jumping on the bandwagon about , blm. In 2019
in the United States , from the Washington post.1000 people all races
where armed shot by the police, 41 people that where shot by the police
, where unarmed 19 people where white 9 black people where shot and
killed by police the rest was other. The blm are led to believe
thousands of black people are shot and killed by police. Do a fact
check for yourself on anything, before you jump on the band wagon!

Name: Prejudice
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 06 July 2020

The Honda  gold wing , and any other Japanese made bike, is far more
dependable than a Harley Davidson. At bike meets they use to burn a
brand new Japanese bike. Saying Harley Davidson #1 heartbeat of
America. But once the brainwashed Harley people found out  the bike is
built in Asia and shipped to USA to be assembled in USA. They had to
inform the public of this, t- shirts gloves helmets anything with
Harley Davidson on it is made in China. Marketing and brainwashing is
the name of the game. ActBlue is a fund raising  charity for black live
matter, which is said to be funneled to the Democrats. They deni this
but when asked where is all the money going. No one really has a
accountable answer. Again marketing and brainwashing. My point being we
live in a time of bullshit and lies!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 06 July 2020

Calling us brothers is racist

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 06 July 2020

Iím sorry but please stop referring to us as brothers. We are not and
donít act like brothers. Everyone out here looks out for themself. The
union is worthlesss so please stop saying brothers we are not.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 06 July 2020

All,

Hourly agreements are on the way,    DO NOT,   Take their bait!!!      
  Do not in any way shape or form take an hourly wage!!       Your
brothers have fought for the last 150 years to have an agreement in
place!!      Itís the old bait and hook trick!!       Donít do it!!!

Name: HA!
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 06 July 2020

Hunter Harrison alive and well

Just love coming into work and listening to all those company sucks who
have been stepping up and kissing ass complain now because they are butt
hurt from getting used like little bitches now. No more second tickets.
All claims denied. Union agreement raped and not one single Union rep
available to tell you  that is going to be all right. Not one single
Union rep from the International coming in to tell everyone they are in
their corner.  I don't come on here often but I remember the CN crews
telling everyone it was coming along time ago.  They warned everyone
about how the CN trash CSX hired were trained by HH to violate all
laws. Even federal laws. He go away with it with just fines. No jail
time. CSX knows they can do the same thing because it isn't against
the law to violate a union agreement. When are you pansies going to
wake the hell up and start going after the jugulars. You got to swamp
the union GC office with complaints. You got to claim them to death.
You got to whistle blow ever chance you get. You want attention from
the feds brothers. You want laws they are breaking reported. You want
the unions blasted every single day. Hell, you need a damn petition
signed and sent to the Unions to step in and do something about the
constant union violations. Its malicious. It's on purpose.  It's a
hostile work environment.
You got to lay down. You got to push back. You got to quit sucking ass
and stepping up.  Grow a frickin pair and put in the damn claims. Even
if they keep denying them. Just frickin grow a pair man! They told you
it was coming. You were warned and it's here. The old oxygen tank
dragging devil is here from the grave!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 06 July 2020

Wife handling her husbandís paystub Iíd racist.    Wanting FMLA users
fired is racist

Name: Wife
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 1-10 years
Posted: 05 July 2020

Car repair

You are what is wrong with all of this. Do you have any idea what a
RACE is?  If not there are numerous google searches to explain it to
you.  Me and My family are all just sick of these racist comments that
don't have a thing to do with race.  You not getting a raise would be
considered discrimination against your craft, IF YOU UNION NEGOTIATED
IT AND YOU STILL DIDNT GET IT.  And as for this African American race
crap, unless you are born and are a true native of Africa and moved to
the United States then you are not an African American. I have
ancestors from numerous different countries and I don't go around
calling myself an American German or an American Irish person. As long
as DARK SKINNED AMERICANS keep going around labeling themselves in a
different and unique category they will continue to be segregated. They
want it, they will get it. End of discussion.

All railroad men: Check pay stubs and your earning statements. My
husband and I found mistakes in his trip rates and overtime pay. We
started looking after someone post on here they found a problem. If you
find any you need to call them right away. If it doesn't get resolved
in a timely manner with an answer from the payroll department then we
all need to contact the department of labor,

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 05 July 2020

Iím sorry but I hope everyone out here that abuses fmla gets fired. Must
be nice to be off every holiday while your so called union brother
works. Some brothers you are.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 04 July 2020

getting a raise July 1st is racist

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 04 July 2020

Werenít the conductors supposed to get a raise on July 1st? Something
like 2-3% increase?

Name: Card
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 04 July 2020

People are tired of the professional victim. No one can change what
happened 150 years ago. 1984 erase history rewrite it. I want my kids
to see statues of past leaders, to ask and learn about the past. When
people forget about the past they could repeat it. We all have to learn
from our mistakes,and people that are racist , they Are messed up. Live
and let live!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 04 July 2020

Talking bout tha racist card is racist.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 04 July 2020

The federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) entitles you to take off
unpaid days from work:

for your own serious health condition that makes you unable to perform
your job
for you to care for your spouse, child, or parent who has a serious
health condition
due to the birth and care of a child
A ďserious health conditionĒ may include an illness, injury, or
physical or mental impairment. FMLA leave can be taken for a sequential
period of time or on an intermittent (i.e., day-by-day, as needed)
basis.

Days that you do not work under the protection of the FMLA cannot be
counted against you for absenteeism or disciplinary purposes. Also,
when you take time off under the protection of the FMLA, your railroad
cannot use those days of absence against you when considering transfers
or promotions.

Railroads are doing whatever they can to frustrate or deny their
employeesí right to take Family and Medical Leave Act unpaid leaves of
absence. However, you can sue the railroad to enforce your FMLA rights,
including the recovery of money damages and lost promotions.

Under the FMLA, a civil complaint can be filed against any railroad
that:

interferes with, restrains, or denies the exercise of or the attempt to
exercise any right under the FMLA
discharges, retaliates against, or in any way discriminates against an
individual who files a charge, gives information about any charge or
proceeding, or who testifies in any inquiry or proceeding
You can recover damages for any wages, salary, benefits, or other
compensation denied or lost by reason of a railroadís violation of your
FMLA rights, plus liquidated damages and attorneysí fees. The court also
has the power to award you appropriate equitable relief by forcing the
railroad to hire you, reinstate you, or promote you.

A FMLA complaint must be filed within two years from the date of the
last event constituting a violation. Do not delay.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Engine repair, for 10-20 years
Posted: 04 July 2020

I really enjoy working holidays!  Iím taking them for around $85.00 an
hour and not doing shit.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 04 July 2020

Csx only has an FMLA problem because csx gave itself an FMLA problem. 
It must be acceptable however, because they are not revising the
attendance policy.

Name: Racist
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 04 July 2020

The racist card is worn out, take responsibility for yourself. Being a
professional victim gets you no where. You want daddy goverment to fix
everything , thatís coming to an end to. No one is responsible for you
but you. Get a pair.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 04 July 2020

FMLA is Racist just like CSX and those canadian bacon eatin MFRS

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 04 July 2020

Could CSX?
It's completely within your rights to use FMLA as you see fit as long
as it's within the perameters as outlined within your FMLA paperwork.
It's a clear violation of a federally mandated program. It's also
disciplinary action when using their sickness policy by marking off on
weekends and being assessed more points than marking off on a weekday.
We all know when we get sick we need at least two days to make a doctor
appt. in order to keep from being stuck out of town and having to
reschedule. It's very clear that PSR doesn't mean squat when it
requires proper man power and calling furloughed people back. I'm not
sure there has been a train on schedule in the last month at least!
Corporate greed trumps PSR and sooner than later it will fail!

Name: Could CSX
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 04 July 2020

If an employee used fmla, all the time to the max. Could csx see a
pattern and hold employee out until he addresses his issues. Or does
csx just have to accept his pattern of health issues ?

Name: Time to get an Attorney
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 04 July 2020

It's very apparent that CSX is using intimidation, threats, in their
Crew Availability Notices that reference people with FMLA who mark off
on a Holiday. Make no mistake, this is an attempt to deter people to be
afraid to use FMLA on a weekend, Holiday, or other special occasion. 
Just because an employee marks off on a Holiday doesn't mean they
don't have a legit reason to be off. CSX's Mrs. Henson is sending
coaching and counseling letters to people who are off on a Holiday,
adjacent to a rest, P.L., D.V, day.etc.  
   This CSX policy can't be tolerated and employees should seek Legal
counsel immediately if you have received one of these letters. Just
because CSX Upper Management doesn't have enough people to run their
trains due to excessive cuts and refusal to hire employees doesn't
give them the right to try to persuade employees not to use FMLA that a
Licensed Physician has granted. 
   I personally received a Coaching and Counseling letter, upon
receiving this letter, I immediately contacted a Attorney in my area
and gave him the last 2 years of my employee history along with CSX's
system notices that reference crew availability. He says it's 100%
harassment, bullying, intimidation, and FMLA discrimination.  At the
end of the day, these are not decent people we are working for and
Legal Action is the only way out at this point.

Name: Investor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 03 July 2020

Iím an investor, and before I invest in a company I look at the
management  team. I want the best of the best to make me money. I could
care less what race or gender just good management. The day they start
putting tokens in the top positions because it is politically correct
is the day people will pull there money. And yes there are tokens put
in these high positions and these companies in lots of cases crash and
burn. There is a report card every quarter how these companies are
performing, spread sheets etc. Expencesses itís all out there for
investor to review.

Name: HR 1748 Safe Freight act 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 02 July 2020

U.S. House Passes H.R.2
(provisions include two-person crew, bus driver assault,
Amtrak funding and Yardmaster Hours of Service)
 
BREAKING: On a vote of 233-188, the U.S. House of Representatives
passed H.R. 2, which includes our transportation provisions in the
INVEST Act.

The INVEST Act was rolled into the larger  infrastructure bill (H.R.
2), known as the 'Moving Forward Act'. This common parliamentary
procedure has enshrined our rail and bus provisions as part of the
national infrastructure bill. This a positive development.

The Moving Forward Act now moves to the U.S. Senate.

WHAT WE NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE INVESTMENT ACT

THE INVEST ACT DELIVERS ON TWO-PERSON CREWS

The INVEST Act, as written, requires a certified locomotive engineer
and certified conductor on most freight trains. According to the bill,
there are instances that a train may be operated with a reduced crew.
Exceptions are listed below:

A freight train may be operated with a reduced crew, if:

The train operations are within a rail yard, terminal area, or on
auxiliary or industry track
It does not exceed a maximum speed of 25 mph on territory with an
average track grade of less than 2% for any segment of track that is at
least two continuous miles
The locomotives are performing assistance to a train that has incurred
mechanical failure or lacks the power to traverse difficult terrain,
including to or from the location where assistance is provided
The locomotives are not attached to any equipment (except a caboose)
and do not travel further than 30 miles from a rail yard
A location where one-person operations were being utilized one year
prior to the date of enactment of this bill, only if the DOT Secretary
determines that the operation achieves an equivalent level of safety
(Note: The Secretary of the DOT is appointed by the President of the
United States)
SHORT LINE EXCEPTION

In addition to the above, a train may be operated with a reduced crew,
if:

The carrier has fewer than 400,000 total employee work hours annually
and an annual revenue of less than $20,000,000
A TRAIN MUST BE OPERATED BY A TWO-PERSON CREW (NO EXCEPTION), IF:

It is transporting one or more loaded cares carrying material toxic by
inhalation
It is carrying 20 or more loaded tank cars of a Class 2 material or a
Class 3 flammable liquid in a continuous block
It has 35 or more loaded tank cars of a Class 2 material or a Class 3
flammable liquid throughout its consist
It is 7,500 feet in length or longer
The INVEST Act is poised to be the most significant piece of
rail-related legislation this generation of railroaders has seen since
the passage of the Federal Railroad Safety Act of 1970.

Name: Promotions
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 02 July 2020

Golden rule on the rr to get promoted itís who you know and how good you
blow! If you add your wife to the deal even better for you! More truth
to this than you think,they want loyalty.

Name: Big time 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 02 July 2020

CSX is playing into  the race game.    They have never had a person of
color as CEO.  The unions have never had a president that was a person
of color.   Iíve never seen a person of color be a LC but surely they
have.   My point being.  The RRs talk inclusion but its lip service and
we all know it

Name: Who cares conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 02 July 2020

To conductor with thirty years on the job, what are you doing to address
 these problems that you witnessed all these years. You have first hand
knowledge of the problems. Have you been in contact with your union or
other agencies to try and fix these issues. As new employee I would
like some guidance on the way you have dealt with csx thanks. Waiting
to hear your response.

Name: conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 02 July 2020

Who cares 

This is CSX sucks, not blah blah world black and looter matters. Stick
to the shit this site is for. Corrupt company thieves,  bought off
union's and bull shit mask rules just to save their arsses in court.
Let them download the cameras. First one they charge will have a field
day in court with witness statements and pictures of supervisors
sitting in each others laps WITHOUT MASK ON! Who the hell does CSX
think they are kidding!

Name: Dash cams
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 01 July 2020

Dash cams are cheap great insurance. My buddy bought one front and rear
recording with SIM card. He is rr and was on his way to work. Was hit
buy another car and injured. The rr tried taking statement from him ,
for no show at work. He took SIM card out put on his home computer sent
the whole accident to union rep. The rep sent it to management he was
not investigated as no show. Plus it explained the accident to
insurance company lawyer etc. It was a win win for him. The cam cost
him $79.00 and saved his ass. I now have one in every car and boat,
with all this crazy shit going on out today it is a good investment.

Name: Protect yourself
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 01 July 2020

Now I think police are going to stand down because, of Floyd death. If
people would stop resisting arrest and fighting the cops. The cops
would have no right to shoot people, now the police are going to use
caution and wait for lots of back up some just stand down and be the
clean up crew. When going to and from work try and be safe. And protect
your family and property, because more people are going to be shooting
each other knowing the cops staying away. Letís look at the stats a
month from now and see who is killing who and committing  crime. Be
safe everybody.

Name: Countryboy
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 01 July 2020

ULM 

Not happening in my little neck of the woods. We aren't afraid to hunt
what we have to when protecting what is ours or our family. They better
keep it in the hood. A lot of open cornfield to get lost in. GOD,
MAMMA, FAMILY, CHURCH, THE FLAG AND OUR NEIGHBORS! Things we ain't
afraid to protect. Hunting is our specialty. We ain't got time for
their stupid crap. We have a corrupt boss and bought off union to deal
with. Don't need anymore distractions.

Name: Warning
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 1-10 years
Posted: 01 July 2020

T&E 


IT'S COMING!!! Camera downloading in cabs. If you do not maintain 6
feet separations and your not wearing a mask you will be charged. Think
real hard about the consequences and your course of action. The virus is
spread in more ways than just through saliva spray. Locomotive cabs are
not contaminate free. Just a warning. The carrier is protecting
themselves from possible law suits with the work force returning. Talk
to a lawyer if possible and get advise on this matter.

Name: Warning
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 1-10 years
Posted: 01 July 2020

T&E 


IT'S COMING!!! Camera downloading in cabs. If you do not maintain 6
feet separations and your not wearing a mask you will be charged. Think
real hard about the consequences and your course of action. The virus is
spread in more ways than just through saliva spray. Locomotive cabs are
not contaminate free. Just a warning. The carrier is protecting
themselves from possible law suits with the work force returning. Talk
to a lawyer if possible and get advise on this matter.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 01 July 2020

Joe Biden? Thatís who you gave our money to?  You fuckin retards.

Name: Displaced
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 01 July 2020

8 years of Obama and Biden gave us an assault on coal hurt us all pretty
bad. Why in the world would you think it will be better this time?

Name: Sellars
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 01 July 2020

Nice message from your union president, was that before or after the
prime rib and scotch?

Name: ULM
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 01 July 2020

not very "SMART"  Joe do nothing for 50years Biden will shut this
country down due to covid19.  There will be mass layoffs.  15 plus
years to keep a job as a T&E.   The riots and looting will be in Rural
America.   Best think long an hard about this one.   Today's democrat
party is not your Daddy's party.

Name: Union brothers 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 01 July 2020

SMART Endorses Joe Biden for President

Statement from SMART General President Joseph Sellers, Jr.
July 1, 2020

The International Association of Sheet Metal, Air, Rail and
Transportation Workers (SMART) is pleased to endorse Vice President Joe
Biden for President of the United States, following a unanimous vote of
its General Executive Council.

The endorsement was informed by discussions with and feedback from
SMART members and leaders from across the United States who met to
discuss SMART issues and which candidate best supports them. Over the
past four years, SMART leadership has also met with all the major
presidential candidates from both parties, including the incumbent
president, and had meaningful dialogue with them regarding issues
impacting SMART members.

SMART has engaged with and listened to our members from coast to coast
about their views and opinions regarding our union, their jobs and
current events that affect their future. This effort was launched to
ensure members have a say in shaping the course of our union as it
proceeds to advance the needs and viewpoints of the membership.

Biden has a long history of engaging with SMART members and working
families in both the sheet metal and transportation industries. The
endorsement decision was based on Bidenís strong support of the
concerns most important to our members, including the need for
two-person railroad crews, retirement and pension security, protection
of prevailing wages, and a prioritization of workplace safety. He also
is dedicated to acting on a plan for real infrastructure work to
enhance employment opportunities for current and future members in the
industries SMART represents. SMART members have made it clear they can
no longer wait after four years of empty promises for new
infrastructure initiatives from the current administration.

From his early years working with local sheet metal workers as a County
Commissioner in Delaware, to his frequent meetings with SMART Amtrak
conductors during his commute back and forth to Washington, D.C., Joe
Biden has been acutely aware of and engaged with the issues on the
minds of our members.

After a series of discussions with Bidenís campaign staff, where
membersí feedback and concerns were shared with the candidate, Vice
President Biden took the time to respond with a video outlining his
positions on the issues. His impassioned message in this video proves
that Biden is the clear choice for our union and the membership.

SMART is highly engaged in the political process to ensure our issues
are advanced and our membersí livelihoods are protected. We also strive
to ensure union leadership is transparent and clear with our members
when it comes to decisions in the electoral arena. We work to advance
our membersí issues by advocating and educating on their behalf while
supporting candidates, regardless of party, who stand with SMART
members and for issues important to all working families.

Name: Neutral
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for 30+ years
Posted: 30 June 2020

CSX


You have absolutely no business involving yourself in the middle of the
insane racism war that has started outside of the CSX workforce. CSX has
only one goal and that is to hire in a diverse manner and to ensure that
all employees behave in a manor that is not verbally, physically or
sexually abusive. CSX must ensure that there is no retaliation or
hostility in the workplace. You have absolutely no business bringing
anything in that remotely suggest that you may support BLM, Atifa or
any other organization that exist for the purpose of one sole group.
That includes political groups as well. I have watched CSX grow over
the last 30 years into a diverse workforce. Unfortunately there are
some minority workers who feel they have not been treated fairly or
there have not been enough of the group culture hired. This is not
true. If you read this site you will see that several black Americans
have spouted out racial comments that are unfounded and untrue. You
therefore are treading on dangerous ground bringing your diversity plan
across the line as supporting injustices as you call it.  What you did
by using a black woman on your gateway link talking about injustices
only insinuated that you are jumping in with the BLM culture and
bringing it into the CSX workplace which I will say is not only
unprofessional but unethical and will only fire up hostility in the
workplace.
It is not your concern nor is it your place to bring this into the
workplace. Your only obligation is to follow diversity and hire as
needed. I am a stock holder. I am invested in CSX. I do not approve the
least bit with the steps you are taking to involve yourself in this
matter. As far as I have seen, CSX has been a fair employer and has
stayed out of muddy waters and has stayed neutral for the whole of the
work force. You are treading on shaking ground with this one and I am
sure I can say with certainty there will be many who are not going to
be happy with your decision to step into this war that is raging. I
suggest you don't. We as employees, if we wish to, can involve
ourselves in this rebellion outside of the workplace. It is a personal
decision we should be able to make and should be a private one. It
should not be pushed on the workforce. I nor anyone else who is
employed by CSX should have to come to work and be forced to hear, see
or be exposed to this rhetoric while working. The workplace should
remain neutral. If you decide to continue with this course of action
you may find that many employees take offense to it and find the
workplace hostile. They may even seek legal counsel. I personally will
consider it.

Name: Usmca benefits
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 30 June 2020

https://www.aar.org/article/why-the-usmca-is-critical-for-freight-railroads-their-customers/

Name: Usmca
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 30 June 2020

July 1-2020 USMCA kicks in, my buddy border security said they have been
processing temperary workers. Once in USA 14 days  isolation then are
cleared to fill the void for companies that need workers. This includes
rr vacancies.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 30 June 2020

I like how CSX post as soon as you log on to the gatewy.    Chief
Diversity Officer Discusses Next Steps in Addressing Social Injustice. 
 CSX is so full of sheet    The high brass would suck BLM off.    How
about hiring a real black manager in Jacksonville.   Just more eye
service

Name: conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 30 June 2020

New 

Frickin retard. No wait,  company mole deflecting. Jacksonville worried
the truth coming out? Names might start coming out. Laws broken
revealed. You and that posed BLM desperate to deflect. 

FRA actually out in terminals. If you see them don't hesitate to tell
all!!

Name: New train crew
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 30 June 2020

Heard rumours because of shortages expected with out break of virus,
second wave. That Venezuela train crews are going threw the process to
work on American rr. Will be issued special work visas to work in USA.

Name: conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 29 June 2020

STFU!

This is CSX sucks, not black lazy MOFO who don't want to work and cry
my pappy was a slave site. You want to feel sorry for anyone it should
be the Jews who were gased, stored like cattle and experimented on in
concentration camps. AMERICA IS GREAT.  LAND OF OPPORTUNITY. Go find
another site to plead your case which I doubt you ever had to deal with
any real type of slavery. 

Now, let's get back to the real shit going down! Theft of our wages at
work of black and WHITE men!

Name: Nightmare
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 29 June 2020

https://www.ilo.org/africa/areas-of-work/child-labour/lang--en/index.htm

Name: BLM
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 29 June 2020

Other employee 
Iím sure BLM understands the correct words to use when constructing a
sentence.    You my friend do not.    Iíd bite my tongue when it comes
to bad mouthing someoneís education.  Itís obvious you didnít pass
freshman English.

Name: Workers
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 29 June 2020

In Canada a Chinaman migrated to Canada paid to work the rails for every
mile of track a chinaman died. Those men worked for there keep not like
today you go on welfare have five kids. And bring your labour into USA
for bread crumbs, modern day slaves. But I guess that is ok, to sit on
welfare live off the tax payer while some Mexican or cheap labour does
all the shit work. Modern day slaverery is alive and rampant in the
world today. Elon Musk buys colbalt from Africa child labour all the
way, die daily. How come no one talks about that. O ya you need
batteries for your smart phone and electric cars. What a fucking joke,
people are so brainwashed . In North America every one has the rights
and opertunities to do what they want, if you want to apply yourself.

Name: CSX slavers
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 29 June 2020

CSX owns shortlines that was built by slave labor. Is it true that the
higher ups took boots off you feet and tools out of your hands?

Name: Human nature
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 29 June 2020

Every human is prejudice politics religion, myself I hate people that
are lazy live off the tax payer. That are of sound mind and body , why
should our tax dollars support these bums. I donít care what you are
you pay your own way in life and you have my respect. Iím tired of the
profesional victims now days. When you call someone a racist because of
there colour you are the racist for assuming they think a certain way.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 29 June 2020

Itís funny how many racists we work with. They are so willing to be
openly racist when they can remain anonymous. The truth is the whole
problem with the railroad is the unions. We are our own worst enemy.

Name: BLM plz Help
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 29 June 2020

We need you help.  Our unions are run by the white man that eats
Canadian bacon.   Donít believe csxgateway. They plaster people of
color all over their web page this ainít real.   The diversity leader
may be a non white but dats about it when it come to HQ    Come up in
here and clean the corruption out.   RR regularly makes me work and
donít  pay a brother or sister. We getting paid less than what we.
Suppose to.   Claims be getting denied when that Canadian bacon Eating
MFR know they owe me

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for N/A
Posted: 29 June 2020

AIDS, HIV, TB is all out there and ready to kill you, best not stress
about the kung flu.

Name: conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 29 June 2020

Highball

Virus is going to be around whether they find a vaccine or not!  Just
like the seasonal flu.  It is here. Then there will be another one
because we drug the hell out of the nation and antibiotic it to death.
The super bug from hell is coming. Your right, Save your money because
there will be more cut jobs and people are going to get sick again. The
next virus will give the healthy a run for their money. Laugh is you
want but it is coming. In the meantime back at the ranch, they are
still lying, cheating and stealing our money and raping our union
agreement to hell. The CSX devil is alive and well.

Name: Highball 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 28 June 2020

$65.61 stock listed for csx, with the fed propping up Wall Street and
economy ,stock is over valued. When the fed stops giving out free money
to individuals and Wall Street , then your going to see a correction
with stock values and the shape of the real economy. There will be a
correction once the stimulus money is gone,how much is yet to be seen.
Then people that lost there jobs will lose it all and the shit will hit
the fan. Does it mean there will be more job cuts? We will have to wait
and see and now with virus infections out of control are we looking at
another shut down? Lots of uncertainty coming again save your money ,
we have not been down this road before. One thing for sure experts say
virus going to be around till they find a vaccine and virus is
mutating.

Name: Buckeye
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 28 June 2020

I wonder how much it cost CSX to replace a EOT?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 28 June 2020

STOP WATCHING SPORTS .... MOVIES IN THEATERS..... SLOW WAY DOWN ON
BUYING ALL SPORTS ADS PRODUCTS !!!! HITEM WHERE IT HURTS !!!!!

Name: Virus
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 28 June 2020

To the guy that posted on here, that virus just a scam. This morning
stats. 10 million cases world wide half a million deaths. Florida alone
45000 cases in one day. Well the lock down was for nothing in my view
the rich 1% in there gated secure community need the sheepal to get to
work to make them more money. The antifa and blm group out protesting
infecting each other are retarded, some will pay the price for there
stupidity. Protect yourself at home and at work, I see dr. Dolittle is
wearing a mask now, trump still say not an issue. One week from now
take a look at infection increases and deaths , and say this virus a
scam. You get one life donít trust what the goverment and csx officials
say about your risk being nil, cover your own ass.

Name: Lloyd
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for 20-30 years
Posted: 28 June 2020

There's no way that I would ever try and deflect what CSX does to their
employees.  They rape and pillage employees like an African war tribe
with no remorse and people stick around for the next porking.  Many
times over the years I have spoken out against CSX on this site only to
be met with I'm wasting my time trying to gather a wildcat strike
because union officers would be put in jail.  Ask yourself this
question.  Aren't all of you way past the point of worrying about
that?  Jail time would be worth making these big class 1 railroads
accountable for all the shit they've done to the workers...especially
engineers and conductors.  It's just unfortunate there aren't enough
people willing to make a sacrifice to make changes because that is what
it will take. 

As for the BLM movement, that's ridiculous saying they need to help
railroaders.  What do you guys want them to realize it's a
predominantly white work force just so white people get forced out of
the company?  I've been around black and white management they're all
assholes.  This isn't a racial thing with CSX it's a treat everyone
equally shitty thing.  Our unions should be fighting these crooks but
they threw in the towel 10 years ago.  We need more brave workers to
stand up and speak out against CSX publicly or on this site.

Name: Carshop
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 20-30 years
Posted: 28 June 2020

Loyd

Too late.  It's already out of control. It all started back when the
black man started demanding white people pay them for something our
great great grandfathers did. We don't owe them shit. They stay in the
hood and join gangs by their own choice. Make their own beds. They
segregate themselves. So done with their poor me bullshit.

As for CSX discriminating, they treat everyone the same. White or
black. Degrade and violate all of us the same. Rape the hell out of all
agreements. Lie  right to your damn face about tickets. Stand their and
blame each other for their shit.  TM and chief dispatcher talking shit
about each other every single time stupid shit goes down. I think they
are working together in it to put on a show. Even crew callers are
blowing shit now. Never seen so much pie hole trash talk in my life.
It's beyond unethical. Need to record all their conversations and put
it on youtube! Let the people hear their lies!

Name: BLM Plz Help
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 27 June 2020

Conductor

If the BLM was running our unions.  We would never be asked to do yard
work or anyother bs.   I'm telling you we need the smart and ble web
page to actively recruit BLM.  If there is  anyone tied to BLM please
inform them that the train crews of CSX are in desperate need of their
leadership.

Name: conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 27 June 2020

Brothers

For the love of god, ignore these deflecting jackasses trying to change
the subject and bring stupid racist crap to CSX SUCKS FORUMS! Damn
company mole losers.

This tops the cake....TM are putting inbound pool crews on frickin yard
tickets before they are even done with their original train. How the
hell can they take you off your through freight train ticket before you
even get the damn thing put away. On top of that, this kind of ticket
isn't even written in the agreement to be applied this way. These SOBs
are just using the crews to do clean up punk work that yard crews can't
get done. Forcing long pool freight crews to come in and do grub work
that is supposed to be done by YARD CREWS ON DUTY! WTF is happening
here!  This shit is out of control!

Name: Lloyd
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for 20-30 years
Posted: 27 June 2020

Can we just give the BLM movement a rest.  Most white people I know
don't have a racist bone in their body.  Besides, what qualifies as
racist these days anyway?  Tying a rope the wrong way?  Buying syrup
and snacks and going home saying yeeeee haaaaah look at these negroes
on these products!  We all look at each other a certain way.  If I see
a black man with tinted windows blaring his music at the stoplight
it's not much different than the white dude with a pickup with loud
exhaust.  You're both assholes in your own right.  We need to stop
this dumb shit before it gets out of hand.

Name: America
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 27 June 2020

Cops kneeing now you have to look the part, speak out of both sides of
your mouth , Romney marches with bpm. He is the one that bought
companies in many communities then closed them and set up shop in Asia.
He does not to get pinched so be politically correct just like the cops.
50% of America is stupid the other 50% dumb.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 27 June 2020

It's true that BLM is a huge success.  Look at all of the money they
have raised, and how nearly every major business, politician, and
cleric has bowed down to their cause.  Where the money goes, or
whatever is actually achieved is of course another matter all together.
 None the less, they succeed at motivating action($) and bringing
companies and individual executives to their knees.  Most Americans
today are more afraid of being called a racist and being doxed than
anything else.  People are losing their jobs left and right.  BLM's
got teeth.  BLE/UTU, not so much.

Name: BLM Plz Help
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 27 June 2020

I'm only saying that we could learn a lot from BLM.  If we had men like
that running our unions we would be way a head.   I also believe 
CSX need a person of color to replace Mr. Foote and Mr. Boychuk. It's
past time these positions are held by someone other than an old white
man especially some Canadian bacon eatin MFR.

Name: Canada here
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 27 June 2020

As an outsider looking at the way, cops deal with people in USA, the
cops are judge and jury and exocutioner. And there department heads
support this. It is sickening how the cops shake a person down there
for the simplest thing. They the cops have the right to kill if they
feel scared. I watch all these killings on you tube. You have a serious
gun problem where everyone is parinoid, and shoot first ask questions
later. I canít believe how many people kill each other in USA even over
simple traffic accidents etc. Itís a way of life there that is out of
control. A hogger I worked with went to Vegas for a holiday  he tried
to break a fight up was shot in the head he was not even in Vegas 72
hours. I feel for the families that had a loved one killed over
nothing.  It is truely the Wild West in USA.

Name: BLM SUCKS 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 30+ years
Posted: 27 June 2020

Screw you faggot. Negroís have more opportunities than white people. CSX
does do a good job hiring these fools. Remember what happen at
Cincinnati Queensgate?  Those black managers got fired for being
dishonest on so my levels. You canít say that CSX is racist. 




 Name: BLM we need you
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 27 June 2020

Conductor 1-10

CSX is racist.    They donít hire people of color for upper level
managers.  How many brothers and sisters work in Jacksonville?   Iíve
met only 2 brothers that were trainmasters and 1 yarmaster.      I
believe BLM would be a great asset to our unions.   They would get
these pos on their knees.    They donít bend over for the man.   We
need more diversity in our crafts too.  
The titles of these managers are also racist. Itís time for these
white
man names to be removed

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 27 June 2020

Yea we sure do have a black in avon and he is a little bitchass bitch.
Short little cocksucker. Not ďupper managementĒ  though, just a step
above trainmaster and 1 step below actually mattering.

Name: black brother
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 27 June 2020

BLM


Your so full of shit. Obviously your not from Avon or you would know
there is a BLACK assistant super there. There have been several black
trainmaster on the Great lakes as well. Your just another fine example
of the man who cries like a little B and brings the brothers down. Get
the hell off the railroad if all you want to do is bring your poor me
bullshit to work. We got more shit to worry about right now. Like the
CN war lords coming in and making things worse, if that is at all
possible. Might as well take our union agreements and use them as
toilet paper.  This BLM agenda has no place in a business that hires
with diversity. We got our jobs and went to school. Trained like
everyone else and make damn good money. Take the hood crap back to the
hood. We got no time for it here. We are at war!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 27 June 2020

Dear csx,
  Us furloughed employees aren't coming back early. Minus the few
retards that are in debt over their head of course. We will take our
chance of not getting paid. Thats the culture you have created. A
culture that roots for your failure.. Loves watching your trainmasters
run around lost and confused and stress out. Their health cant be
good.. Things got slow, so lets charge guys in mass numbers because we
can afford to. Lets lay off im mass numbers cut jobs that didn't need
cut. Then Things snap back and get busy as hell and now you want your
people to rush back.. Man that karma will get you every time.. 

Stop calling , texting and emailing us. Send the damn letter and we'll
report 14 days from there.

Name: BLM we need you
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 27 June 2020

Conductor 1-10

CSX is racist.    They donít hire people of color for upper level
managers.  How many brothers and sisters work in Jacksonville?   Iíve
met only 2 brothers that were trainmasters and 1 yarmaster.      I
believe BLM would be a great asset to our unions.   They would get
these pos on their knees.    They donít bend over for the man.   We
need more diversity in our crafts too.  
The titles of these managers are also racist. Itís time for these white
man names to be removed

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 26 June 2020

You New Castle boys and girls..... t&e, maintainers, m/w are last in
line now.  IP dispatcher will now cover the territory on the 29th at
0900.  UPS and their lines  will come first and you will be ignored.

Have a good day.

Name: Paper
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 26 June 2020

Submit those claims and grievances, and keep asking the status of them.
Keep everyone on there toes. If you all do it csx might change there
behaviour. They need  personnel to deal with it , and the union has to
push it threw if it is a clear cut violation of the collective
agreement. Like one guy said management doesnít read the Language in
the collective agreement as employee does. That is just a cop out
hoping you just drop it. get it pushed threw the system and let the
arbitrator decide. These managers playing stupid is not by mistake some
just play stupid, but lots are that stupid. And donít back off!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 26 June 2020

CSX sends an email:

Ďyou have been recalled from furlough it is not necessary to wait for a
mailed letter you can return to work immediately...we will be notifying
railroad retirement which could affect your benefitsí

bitch please,

ill wait for the letter and still not claim unemployment before I
return to a job where i am unappreciated, overworked, and forced to
work in unsafe conditions.

and if i do come back and am fired, now I know i can survive with a
mcdonalds part time salary. thanks csx - ill see you 14 days after i
get my letter.

ďno job is so important, no service so urgent...Ē right?

Name: BLM we need you
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 26 June 2020

BlackLivesMatter

Would you please consider joining our unions the utu and BLE?    I
believe your brotherhood and total disregard of the man. Is exactly
what we need to fight the corrupt Csx and other raciest RR.  Please
take a look at their upper and lower 
Managers.  People of color is not represented.   There has never been a
CEO that wasnít an old white man.  BLM. Should not stand for this.    
Thanks  and power to the people
P.S.  the ďManĒ in our unions overcharge us in dues.   The worse case
of taxation without representation

Name: conductors
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 26 June 2020

fellow brothers

Turning in claims for violations of our written and signed on the
dotted line agreement doesn't do a thing now unless you add something
to it that is worth reading.  Get the POINT!

We have a system we have to follow since it is a Union agreement and
not a signed contract that they can be sued for breaching. They know
all they have to do is act like they don't agree with the language or
turn around like they always do and claim the language they agreed on
is not the way the union is interpreting it.  They play these turn coat
and unethical games with all agreements. Then you got the paid off reps
who blow under the table and push side letters in that no one knows
about. Hell, half the Local chairman get blind sided and have to come
back with the usual...THEY CAN DO THAT NOW!   They leave their own damn
reps in the dark so they cant side with us or raise hell. The unions for
the railroads today are corrupt and a total embarrassment to unions
across the nation.
Again, you got a claim to put in, MAKE IT GOOD. Put all the articles
that you can think of. Put in any article that even remotely sounds
like it covers the crime they have committed. AND DONT LEAVE ANYTHING
OUT. ALL INCIDENTS THAT CAN BE USED TO PROVE YOU DID THE JOB YOU
CLAIMED!  No more MR. NICE GUY!

Name: Seniority
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 26 June 2020

When I started on the rr years ago, I was told senior man may junior man
must. I was layed of lots. If a man woman has the whiskers and you are
in line to work you canít call anyone a scab. We where layed off and
guys where  working overtime etc. Again it was there right and written
out clear in collective agreement. Seniority was the most valued thing
a person had on the rr. It gave the older worn out people the option to
decline certain jobs. I looked at it as a safety issue also, the junior
man starts at the bottom like we all did, and that is the rr life. The
highlight of my career I made it to the top of the seniority list
before I retired.

Name: Engineer 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 26 June 2020

Loco

Don't forget the company sucks who step up and take every stinking
roster call. It's a disgusting back stabbing action. We all got bills.
We all got families but it doesn't matter. The guys on the street need
their jobs back and the way they steal tickets and abuse you  no one
should be doing any favors for them. Avon is full of the back stabbers.
We got no union to come in and stop the abuse. Only leverage we have now
is not answering the roster calls. These guys are no better than scabs
crossing the picket lines.  50 years ago they wouldn't be walking
home. Love to bring back the old fashioned lesson!

Name: paper trail of burnt paper
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years
Posted: 26 June 2020

paper burns... turn them  Grievances
in "brothers"... that'll teach 'em.
you guys sound like broken records

Name: Conductor 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 25 June 2020

Brothers 

Retired CN IS RIGHT! The union he was in had balls. We got nothing but
horse traders. Where are they? Where is the transparency? Why haven't
they sent out mass mailings of their actions and addressed the members?
 No where to be found. As for your employee records, look how hard they
have made it to get into your Observation testing records. You have to
jump through hoops now. So called extra security measures they claim.
Security FROM WHO! Who gives a shit about our obsevation testing scores
 accept the employee and his lawyer when he needs them. You have a right
by federal law to view your employee records. Everyone needs to demand a
copy of all files and entries made in your files. God knows what they
have written in them. If you were around in the last 25 years then you
should remember when they had a hit list out in each terminal naming
the employees who were to be stalked and monitored. They had a training
manual out in the southern region for supervisors detailing how to
identify and notify other supervisors when one of the Violators was on
their property. Was an insane course that got pulled after one of their
own squealed about it. These people are ruthless. If we can't count on
our unions we shouldn't be paying the ones we got. It's time to look
elsewhere. We have the  railroad labor act to back us on this one.
It's time to get serious! Turn in the FRICKIN CLAIMS BROTHERS! It's
the only way to hold the union's accountable
And start paper trails. If you don't know how to do a proper claim
call your LC. If he won't answer back or help you then call your
International. Call until someone steps up to the plate. We can't go
after them if we don't file claims and start paper trails. JUST DO IT
BROTHERS!

Name: Mark Lorensen
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 25 June 2020

T&E,

Just a friendly reminder to make sure you guys are practicing sterile
cab and calling signals on the radio.  We happen to have a lot of
important trains running right now and especially with our Canadian
operating officer out in about on his railroad, we can not afford to
have a mental vacation.  Mr. Boychuk has worked hard in the past two
years to maintain his creditability in the corporate world.  Given our
current economic climate I want all of you to make certain that you
utilize your trip optimizer because we as an organization save a lot of
money in which we can share with our shareholders.  Just remember you
guys and gals out there make the difference every quarter when we
provide the dividend.  As always, if you guys need anything please let
me know, I have grown up with the railroader and am a 2nd generation
railroader.

Mark

Name: old scratch johnson
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 25 June 2020

Our union lynched and massacred blacks who crossed picket lines in the
early 20th century.  They've always had the ethics of the Ku Klux
Klan.  If they weren't married to the Marxists, the current outbreak
of social justice would see them wiped from existence.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 25 June 2020

All of you guys talking about time to stand together need to screw off.
Our worst enemy is our own union. Itís like a guy watching his child
get abused and just stands there and looks the other way and does
nothing. Thatís our union. I donít blame the company they should be
trying to screw us thatís what they have always done. The union is
supposed to look out for us but yet they continue to turn the other
way.

Name: Fight back
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 25 June 2020

I worked with hh as ceo for my last four years at cp. Iím retired  they
pulled me out of service twice. The local LC automatically filed a
grievance on my behalf, I was returned to work both times with back pay
, and issue removed from my personal file, as the arbitrator ordered.
Our unions at cp where in the media weekly , and filed grievance after
grievance did not matter how small they where. The arbitrator seen the
pattern of what cp was doing to employees. It was an outright attack on
the union. I give the union lots of credit for the way they handled hh.
Our only way to fight back was with the system they we had , filing
grievances. Hh was wild when he had to make whole 87 % of our
grievances. He had to pay the people he sent home. It was just
intimidation and fear tactics. Union busting 101, but we fought back
will the tools we had. Some people are lazy and canít be bothered to
file a grievance, but then will cry about it to everyone. You reap what
you sew. Trust me csx is filing every little thing they can use against
you and putting it in your personal file. In a lot of cases without
your knowledge, again our IC discovered this when he reviewed some
personal files. The more they think they have on you the easier it is
to get you fired with cause. File those claims and grievances,it worked
out for us, it took time but CP had to addresses it. They finally backed
off when hh went to csx. And the union reps you know are dirty vote them
out, send a message if your not going to work for the employees your
done.

Name: EXLC
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 25 June 2020

ALL UNION MEMBERS


First:Conductor is 100% right.  The FRA and the Unions sat down
together and discussed the situation with the Coronavirus and the
decrease that was predicted in manpower and freight. They both agreed
that some of the hours of service rules could possibly be relaxed. They
did NOT agree on CSX violating the hell out of the agreements.

Second: Yes, freight went down as it has done every single year during
the down times. Everyone in the railroad industry knows that it is
feast or famine on the railroad. It has been that way since the
beginning. CSX took advantage of this so called deadly virus and used
it to cut manpower to a low that they have been doing for years anyway.
Anyone who has been in this industry 30 years or longer can remember how
many times during the winter the boards have been cut and XBD have been
cut down to 5 men or less. This is NOT UNUSUAL! It happens ALL THE
TIME! They are using a virus for an excuse to break agreement rules and
the Unions and the FRA are well aware it is nothing more than a way to
cut manpower and line their pockets! Stock is back and freight is back.
Yes, they are calling some back, but they are still raping and violating
the hell out of all agreements. NO EXCUSE FOR IT AT ANY TIME!  It is a
big farce and a big lie that they need to adjust anything for this
coronavirus.

Third: Railroaders did not fall out and die. Railroaders did not call
in sick from the virus in massive numbers like they predicted. They
have been working their butts off and if someone were sick they came in
anyway because they were/are scared of the insane discipline policy.
This is why the men who were furloughed and called back are taking the
entire time allotted to come back. They aren't coming back any sooner
than they need to. Why the hell would they. They know they are coming
back to a hell hole of management that is abusing their PAY,
agreements, jobs, home lives, and are in bed with the FRA and the
Unions. CSX is taking advantage of a situation that DID NOT HAPPEN!
The freight did not get any lower than it had in previous bad years and
no one gave them an excuse to rape the agreements. Low freight was
temporary and is now becoming a problem of the past. Freight is up!

Fourth: Hiring new CN management is no different than the years they
took on rejects from the NS. Unfortunately CN officials have a
different mind set than NS or for that matter, any US railroad. They
were trained my Hunter Harrison to ignore and destroy all union
agreements. They were taught to challenge the Federal Government and
ignore all Federal laws. They were taught they were above the law,
unions are bad and to divide and destroy. They were taught to union
bust. They will lie through their teeth with any excuse they can to
violate your agreement. As the previous poster stated, they will make
the excuse they don't know the agreement and then expect you to
believe this outright lie. They will say they are new to CSX and don't
understand. ANOTHER OUTRIGHT LIE!  They have connections and have the
same CSX Labor relations department and well as the same CSX legal
department at their every disposal who know the agreements and what is
Federal law in the UNITED STATES! We can not allow a corrupt Canadian
regime to come in and destroy our UNITED STATES Union Agreements that
we fought for so hard, nor can we allow any Union to represent us who
will bend over and horse trade and play with CSX, CN or the FRA. This
is the UNITED STATES and our railroad Unions and members are under
attack. If our Unions cant stand up and fight for us then they need to
be replaced with a union that stands proud and fights for it American
brothers. This is a war against American Union members!

It is time to clean house as stated. It is time to play hard ball. It
is time to do what needs to be done. Everyone needs to take this
seriously. Right now  is the time to set up your children's futures in
the railroad. Now it the time to take hold and make sure that all
generation of railroaders don't get RAILROADED! Blast the Union
legislative reps and Internationals with petition demanding the
protection of all United States union members. Demand and answer.
Demand and action plan for defend our nation of Union Members. It is
time to get serious. This is no joking matter. Turn your head at this
post and act like its not as bad as it seems. You are blind if you
think so or you really just don't care. Well, maybe you should be
considering this....YOU PAY $$$$$$ every single month to a Union who is
not playing ball with you and is going home with their pockets lined and
fishing in their new boats on the weekends!

Name: Sponge-er bob
E-mail: N/a
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 24 June 2020

Funny how weíre going broke but can MOs def afford to run a prez train
around

Name: conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 24 June 2020

Brothers 

We got to figure this thing out. This outright stealing and raping our
agreements is just gone to far. They have stolen pay from remote guys
who were forced into it that aren't new hires. Violating national
agreements. They are refusing to give out second tickets that have been
agreed on and if you do actually get one, it's the wrong one and a
reduced rate. Most of us haven't heard a thing from the union's and
we probably wont. We have no recourse but to handle it ourselves. We
are on our own. Why pay dues? We aren't getting any representation. We
need to see a lawyer. I know we can sue the union's for lack of
representstion. We don't have any choice anymore. They have abandoned
us. It's the end of the line. Some of us are at our wits end.
Retaliation is our only recourse. local chairman aren't saying shit
and no one knows what to do. Push back and lay down. Only thing we got
left besides getting a new union to represent us. If you want a new
union we need to stick together.It's time to clean house. If any of
you know someone who is involved in another union who could help us
out, please post on here who it is and how we can contact them. It's
time to move on.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years
Posted: 23 June 2020

....2130 this evening.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years
Posted: 23 June 2020

Jamie and his train pulled into Cincinnati around 9 tonight.

Name: Brother 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 23 June 2020

Conductor key train


Don't say anything else or answer that last question  They are
fishing. Looking for a tell of who you are. This ain't good. Serious
shit on this one! Don't take the bait!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 23 June 2020

Hey conductor about leaving a key train on the main off air for more
than 4 hours. How do you know this for sure?

Name: Friend
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years
Posted: 23 June 2020

CSX crews!!!

 CN managers are blowing smoke up your backside when they claim
ignorance to your union agreements. This is an old Hunter Harrison
trick. They have seasoned csx supervisors who work side by side with
them who can advise them. One phone call can clear up the matter. CSX
DID NOT REPLACE THEIR LABOR RELATIONS or LEGAL TEAMS WITH UNTRAINED
IDIOTS. THEY KNOW YOUR EXISTING AGREEMENTS. YOU ARE BEING PLAYED! IT IS
NOT ACCEPTABLE TO BE TOLD TO PUT IN A CLAIM IF YOU WANT TO BE PAID. FILE
ALL CLAIMS. DOCUMENT AND REPORT ALL VIOLATIONS. IF YOU MUST WHISTLEBLOW
THEN DO IT! You better wake up and get smart. HUNTER TRAINED THEM WELL!
Report all supervisors to your GC and ethics department who state they
do not care about your agreement or just put in a claim. If you don't
push back now you could be fighting this for years. Take matters into
your own hands or suffer the consequences!!!

Name: conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 23 June 2020

WTF!!!


Leaving a dangerous key train out on the  main off power for over 4
hours. No retest. No legally activated tele. No visual continuity test.
Dragging it across several public road crossings endangering safety.
This crap is beyond out of control. Looks like it's time to file
charges against the FRA! Someone is seriously asleep at the wheel!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Engine repair, for 10-20 years
Posted: 22 June 2020

HR Safe rail act, I wouldnít get my hopes up. If it passes the House, it
will die on Mitch McConnellís desk. His wife is Secretary of
Transportation Elizabeth Chou.

Name: HR 1748 Safe Freight act 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 22 June 2020

Here is the link:

 https://www.congressweb.com/SMART_Transportation/takeaction#


Dear Fellow Railroaders 
 
This is our time. This is the legislation we've been working on for
the past six-years.
 
Last week, the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure approved
the rail provisions of the INVEST Act (H.R. 2). The legislation now
goes to the full House for a vote, including our key pieces of
legislation. This does not happen very often, but it is happening now.
On June 30th, the U.S. House of Representatives will be voting on
legislation that includes two-person crew.
 
This week is all hands on deck. We need every member, retiree and
family/friends to send a message to their Member of Congress and ask
them to support the rail provisions in the INVEST Act. On our Action
Center, we have several types of messages (pick the one that best fits
you).
 
Conductors and Engineers, click here.
 
Railroaders and Retirees, click here.
 
Friends, Family and Public, click here
 
or click to main page to see all options or write your own
 
Together, we made this legislation happen. There will be a vote. Can I
count on you to send a message?
 
Fraternally,

Greg Hynes
National Legislative Director
SMART Transportation Division

Name: spongebob
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 22 June 2020

Yes, 
   Boycunt and his bitches are coming thru town on Wednesday. We all
know what kind of folks they are. But, on top of that, it says a lot
about the Engineer and Conductor that are hand selected by Management
at each terminal to run these trains.  It's always the guys that kiss
managements ass, do favors,drink the Kool-aid and Mgmt. knows won't
tell these company Pieces of Shit how things really are.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 22 June 2020

30 minutes? Not if a cut of cars rolls into the side of that business
train.

Name: PR
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 22 June 2020

ALERT!  The Kings are coming to town.

Now is the time to step back and watch their actions. As for the
company making a last minute show of concern for the employee and the
coronavirus, watch and take notes and pictures if you can do so without
being charged for a rule violation. Will they be 6 feet apart? will the
shake hands? You can not be 6 feet apart and shake hands. Will they
come in and demand everyone be 6 feet apart from each other while in
their Godly presence? Will they be sitting 6 feet apart from each other
in the passenger car? 

Pay close attention. Watch their actions and the words they use. Now is
the time to note all their activity. This is a show of force. As for
Boychuck.... no comment!

Name: Spongebob
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 22 June 2020

aaa,  csx Passenger train coming out of Cincy to Avon to Lafayette,
Chicago then to Danville this Wednesday the 24th.  It will have Jamie
Boychuk and other CSX garbage on it with 30 minute stops at each
terminal.

Name: Conductor 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 21 June 2020

Google

Just read that link.  The FAST ACT covers the law on your private
conversations. Not just a law for passenger service. That crew has
grounds for a law suit!  Their conversation should have never been
brought up. You can bet you won't find it in any recorded or written
transcripts. Time for this crap to hit the fan.

Read up brothers.  Not a judge in the world will side with the carrier
that mentioning that conversation wasn't only an intimidation tactic
but was against the law!

Name: Google not hard
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 21 June 2020

https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/07/24/2019-14407/locomotive-image-and-audio-recording-devices-for-passenger-trains

Name: conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 21 June 2020

Legal

I had an RF tell me and some other guys that there is a sound recorder
in the nose of the locomotive that is linked to the black box to pick
up the sound of the horn. Some how goes with the video recorder filming
outside of the cab for proof that the horn was actually working. They
need it for proof if we hit someone. He said it couldn't pick up our
private conversations. This must be bull crap then. If they were able
to repeat the conversation they had then either the RF was lying or
they put a new voice recorder in with those new Sniffer cell detector
cameras. They are doing live feed of crews in the cab.  This is a fact.
 It isn't just viewing the download feed later. We had a crew that was
told to adhear to a petty minor rule they were violating while they
were stopped. Wasn't violating it while running. They could have only
seen it at that particular time. A TM told us he was actually ordered
to watch a live feed of a crew who was suspected of delaying their
assigned job on purpose. Jacksonville wanted their every move watched.
He admitted he could see everything with the camera and they did in
fact ZOOM in on cell phones and could see everything on the screen of
your PHONE! I don't make a call unless I connect where they can't see
it. My private numbers are none of their business. Shouldn't it be
illegal for them to bring up private conversations in the cab at a
discipline investigation? I don't give a rat's arss if we are in a
company owned locomotive or not. I have heard there have been many law
suits won where employers were secretly recording conversations of
workers and using that info for insider trading and
intimidation/harassment. Plus, if you say something about an official
they don't like it could influence the hearing! That's why a jury is
not allowed to hear or read or discuss any information about a case
outside of the court room. So how in the hell can CSX get away with
this invasion? Please let us know what you find out. We have a right to
know the truth! It is unfair as hell too if they hear your strategy for
winning a case or info you might have against an official. This is just
plain mafia style tactics. Everyone needs to be notified if this is
happening!

Name: broken rail
E-mail: eeblaine1@gmail.com
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 20 June 2020

hh did alot of damage to the railroad industry, cut corners on safety,
thumbed his nose at federal regulators, on the other hand he could have
made many improvments for the better of everybody, including employees
and customers, he didn't, all his money will not get him anywhere, his
family had him creamated, and his ashes scattered in a cn railyard in
menphis tn. probaly a wise decission, otherwize they would have had to
bury him in a horse pasture, that would have had more visitors than
horse shoe curve, no flowers or grass grow very well on urine soaked
ground.

Name: Pissed
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 20 June 2020

The reason so many hate this regime that hh created, is human life has
no value and that is acceptable to these soulless bastards. They would
push new hires with next to no experience and people where getting
killed cn cp csx any where this management  are , they only cared about
profit. When a person was killed , in there eyes he took one for the
team. Shame on you, Karma will make sure you soulless bastards get
yours.

Name: The managers
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 20 June 2020

Hey people donít you forget all these managers are full of csx Koop-aid.
They have to justify there pay checks and bonuses. You know drive around
in company truck trying to find some employee with his boot laces not
done up to the top etc. Nepotism when there support guy goes or retires
they go to in lots of cases. Lots of these managers useless, would never
make it in the real world. They are all yes men that would sell out
there own mothers. They eat there own now, they go home shaking hoping
the phone does not ring. Iíve seen them have a nervous break down and
end up in the hospital. Then they want to return to the craft when they
get out. And the top guys laughing having fun with them just to see how
low they will really go for the kudos of upper management. Hh was a
master of doing this to his managers. He fired lots of them if they
showed any resistance. It was amazing how hh flipped these guys over
night to become total pricks. Foote and company are the same deal but
not as ruthless as hh was. Anyways just do what your agreement says to
do nothing more. Keep sticking it to them the best you can.

Name: conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 19 June 2020

Mark

What a laugh! CSX is lowest paying class 1 railroad in existence. On
top of that, they created the moral we have today. No one is proud of
their job or company. It pays the bills. It's a means to an end.
Fighting for your pay, respect and humility has worn everyone down.
As for your track speed horse shit, the trip optomizer runs the trains
and it doesn't do track speed. The damn PTC even over regulates. The
trains are too long, over tonnage and have over rated motors now. Since
when could one stinking locomotive pull 10,500 tons by itself. The
rating charts are rigged to use less motors. Track speed is a thing of
the past. It's all about fuel conservation. So you can take you blow
hard bull crap some where else because we all know your just a bored
pie hole.

Name: Mark Lorensen 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 19 June 2020

T&E,

I know that there is a lot of negativity in this chat room but let it
be known that we all work for CSXT.  At the beginning of every month my
check says CSXT.  We all need to pull together and move in a forward
direction. I cant move the trains myself.   When my office gives you
the signal you need to operate as intended and at maximum track speed
allotted for your train.  We are all working hard and to make it to the
finish line.  One day you could be remembered for working for the best
class one railroad.  We all can do it!  Avon if anyone wants to take a
roster call just give me a call I work a lot from home and will see
what I can do to get you back to work.   


Thanks,

Mark

Name: witness
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 10-20 years
Posted: 19 June 2020

Safety Joke


Every single day CSX violates EPA regulations. I can see the black
smoke rolling out of the locomotives.  I know for a fact they have fuel
leaks and leave silica sand on the ground. They spill their commodities
all along the railroad and I know some of it has been treated with
dangerous/hazardous chemicals. How do they get away with this. If a
truck driver is traveling on the highway and was spilling their loads,
they would be pulled off the road and most likely get a ticket. They go
by and you can clearly see oil dripping off of some of the motors.  I
also know that many have toilet water leaking out of them.  It is
amazing what the railroad gets away with. Then they run their crews
into the ground and harass the hell out of them to rush and work
unsafely.  Now that the summer heat is here, I got to wonder if they
are going to follow all state, county, OSHA, health and federal laws.
Will they allow there employees to take a 10 minute heat break. There
used to be a law on the books that employees were allowed a break for
10 minutes every hour.  Someone better research this and let the state
know if they aren't doing it. How about some air conditioning in those
steel ovens????

Name: Matt Meadowz Esquire
E-mail: Matt_Meadowz@csx.com
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 19 June 2020

Yardmaster shove movements.


Correct Yardmaster must see shove.  This can be done from a tower or
with a camera.

While protecting the shove YM can do no other activities that coulmd
distract from his duties to protect the shove.  These include using the
computer, answering and using the phone, answering and using the radio
to communicate with other crews, etc.

If you are on crew and you hear YM talking to/instructing another crew
while your shoving that 120000 footer into the yard, bring her to a
stop, its obvious the YM is not focused on your move and is a rules
violation that could very easily get someone killed.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 19 June 2020

Thereís been 2 conductor fatalities within the last 30 days on the CN,  
  If that doesnít tell you all something,     Yíall better stand your
ground with these ruthless people!!!!    Enough is enough,      We Need
to STRIKE!!!!!!     NOW!!!

Name: Cn management
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 18 June 2020

One thing that that these cn management have trouble with I think in USA
is your goverment. When hh took over cn and cprail , he publicly said to
the media that the federal goverment and transport Canada where light
weights and to stay out of his way. And hh was right about canadien
goverment that is why he was so successful in Canada. He broke law
after law , with no consequences is exactly what happened, he had no
fear of the unions or our labour laws. Foote and all these cn
management where trained by hh they where right by his side in Canada.
The problem is USA is not Canada and you have stronger goverment and
enforced laws. This is the biggest obstacle this regime has. My
recommendation is use media local state and federal politicians to be
informed what is going on at csx. When they cut staff and lax safety
rules the public safety is at risk. Make noise get the information out
to the public.

Name: HR 1748 Safe Freight act 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 18 June 2020

CSX cuts 86 from managerial ranks
CSX cut 86 jobs ó mostly at its Jacksonville, Fla., headquarters ó last
week as part of management realignment, the Jacksonville Daily Record
reports. The railroad told the newspaper in a statement: ďThe changes
followed a careful review of our management organization that
considered what work we should be focused on and whether that work
resides in the right place in the organization Ö The synergies achieved
through these realignments unfortunately resulted in the reduction of
some management positions across the company.Ē

Intermodal firm backs CSX, CN request to change conditions of Massena
Line sale
An intermodal shipping firm has told the Surface Transportation Board
it supports the request by CSX Transportation and Canadian National to
reconsider conditions to the sale of CSXís Massena Line to CN. In a
June 16 filing, Atlantic Container Lineís vice president of logistics,
Brian McBride, says the proposed sale could reduce transit times for
shipments by 24 hours. ďWe are concerned that these anticipated
benefits will not be achieved if the transaction is not able to move
forward,Ē he writes. The line sale, which has already been approved by
the STB, is in limbo because the board ordered the elimination of a
provision which would bar CN from negotiating direct interchange with
the Finger Lakes Railway and the New York, Susquehanna & Western in the
Syracuse area. [see ďRailroads say sale of CSX Massena Line to CN may
fall through,Ē Trains News Wire, May 29, 2020.] Interchange with those
railroads could cut CSX interchange business from CN.
Ottawa transit chief doubtful light rail issues will be fixed this
summer
As Ottawa prepares for another maintenance shutdown of its troubled
Confederation Line light rail, the head of the transit agency in
Canadaís capital city expressed doubt the systemís builder can fix the
lineís problems this summer. Global News reports that John Manconi,
general manager of OC Transpo, told the cityís transit commission that
he is ďnot confidentĒ the Rideau Transit Group will meet an Aug. 31
deadline, because it has not agreed to that date or any other to
complete the work. A software update has addressed problems with the
doors on the light rail vehicles, but other outstanding problems
involve control systems, rails, and catenary. The line is set for full
or partial shutdowns June 21-24 for more work.

Name: Afraid!
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 18 June 2020

Brothers, Investors. customers, families!!!

The new CN management of CSX has just gone bat shitz crazy. They are so
desperate to get the freight going again after their super deep
furloughs that they will whip and beat anyone. INCLUDING their own in
line management. They have Tm pulling their hair out and cursing every
single day around crew members, while talking on the phones and even
out in public. Their need to make up the $$$$ they have lost during
this down time has turned the unions and labor relations on each other.
Both have lost money. Unions lost dues being paid and the company has
lost revenue.  It is crazy and dangerous out here. It is getting hot
outside and tempers are starting to flare.

SOMEONE IS GOING TO CRACK. SOMEONE IS GOING TO GET HURT IF NOT KILLED. 
THE FEDS BETTER STEP IN AND GET THEIR GAME ON. SOMEONE IS GOING TO GET
SUED AND THERE WILL BE A WRONGFUL DEATH LAWSUIT!

Name: conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 18 June 2020

CSX LABOR RELATIONS!!!

I'm done with you. I'm done with your stupid games you play.  I'm
done with your denials that you know are damn good claims. So here is
what is happening. Many of us have had a meeting about it. This is all
going to go down because of you. Now, in your defense it is CSX
management that is creating the need to put in  a claim EVERY SINGLE
DAY for blatant disregard for our union agreement, but YOU are the 
ones who are denying them when you know they are good legit claims that
CSX signed and sealed their John Henry on. Because of your blatant
thievery and blatant disregard, especially when you of all people know
how union agreements work and what is a legal claim of VIOLATION, there
will be many charges of FRA, OSHA, State and Federal law and ethic
violation coming forward. They will be in writing and they will be
noted on many claims. Any activity that take place during the time of
forced violation will be noted and reported. You will be notified as
well as the unions. You will be responsible for reporting these
violations and must notify the proper departments and authorities. Once
they become knowledge to you then you must report them.  You have
created a hostile work environment for everyone. There will no one to
blame but your department for the upcoming events.

Name: Ass kissers
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 18 June 2020

My 35 years on the rr, there are people that will make a stand to be
safe and follow the rules. But there are always those people that will
step up and willingly break the rules to get kudos from management. And
when they do this for management and something goes wrong. Then the
management wil say they knew nothing about it. And then the employee is
standing there after getting caught breaking the rules, will look for
support from his union brothers and sisters. These type of people need
more gratification from management for some reason, but when they are
pulled out of service and a formal investigation pending, they see
themselves as the victim. You canít go wrong in following company rules
and policy, and now that they the company are head hunting you better do
just that.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 18 June 2020

Yardmaster shove movements.

113.1 Yardmasters are responsible for the safe and efficient operation
of the yard. 
-The yardmaster has complete authority regarding yard movements.

113.4 Yardmasters must make certain that employees under their
supervision...
-By rule they supervise work

406.2 Unless protected by shove lights or other technological means as
provided in special instructions, shoving or pushing movements must be
protected by a crewmember or other qualified employee.
-A crew member is the conductor/engineer/switchman/ any attached T&E.
Other qualified employee is the yardmaster.

BY RULE A YARDMASTER CANNOT DIRECT THE MOVE. 
They can protect a movement if they can see the movement. If not it
must be protected by a crew member.

Name: Document everythinh
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 18 June 2020

Document everything on these made up rules, name of manager record time
and instructions that he requested for you to do. And keep this
information, if something happens and there is a formal investigation
you have records. Because if you donít they will deni everything. Even
with proof they will deni any wrong doing, they will say you are a
trained employee you know better. Because you signed off that you where
trained and know the rules. Donít stick you neck out!

Name: PUBLIC PR!!
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years
Posted: 18 June 2020

CSX!!!


Ok, let me get this straight. Because people are slowly coming back to
work( very slowly!) you now want to come out with a face mask rule that
you did not care about what so ever for the CSX employees. It has been
noted on this site numerous times how no one was wearing them at work.
Not one single manager was OR IS WEARING mask or gloves. All other
crafts were not wearing face mask or gloves. I believe the only ones
that were noted as wearing them were office personnel and only at their
discretion. So now all of the sudden you want to put out a rule stating
they have to be worn if you are not 6 feet apart.
 Just who do you think you are trying to fool? The public already knows
that the railroads were not participating in this action. The customers,
public, family members and anyone who has seen any railroader at work
knows they were and are never wearing them! 
I believe from listening to everyone and viewing this site that there
is another agenda other than your concern for safety. Could it be that
you are so short on manpower (which you created by taking advantage of
the overblow coronavirus scare)that now you need the employees who are
not qualified on all the jobs and territories to step up and get
qualified. You know they CAN NOT BE 6 FEET APART IN THE LOCOMOTIVE
CABS. THE SEATING DOES NOT ALLOW IT! Now, there is no excuse for anyone
to refuse to be in a cramped cab because you will put out a MANDATORY
RULE stating if you can not adhere to a 6 foot separation you must wear
a mask. 
Anyone who knows about railroading knows that use of the radio is
imperative in running the railroad. A conductor, engineer, Yardmaster
and dispatcher CAN NOT WEAR A MASK CONTINUOSLY! Their voices will be
muffled and it will be hard for them to breath with the need to
continuously breath and speak. The employees will be pulling down their
mask thousands of times a day. A conductor/engineer must call signals
during their entire trip and speak to dispatchers. The mask will be a
serious disruption to their daily work.
You know this. You are too late on acting as if you care. This is
nothing more than a publicity stunt to look as if you are concerned
about the spread of a virus that has not even remotely shown to be a
serious issue in the railroad industry. In fact, not only has the
railroad industry shown that this virus was over blown, it showed that
one of the largest industries in the country did not need nor will they
need to wear mask or gloves. It is a nice try CSX, but your so called
concern is a little to late. No one is buying it!
I suggest you DO NOT put this rule into effect. You are only drawing
more attention to yourself. Not only will there be more post for the
public to view in regards to your lack of concern, but you are setting
your self as a target for the laughing stock award of the year. It
would be in your best interest to back away from this publicity stunt
before you look any worse than you already are.

Name: karma
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 17 June 2020

i can't find anything in the rule book that says a Y.M. can protect a
shove via their camera. If there is something in writing, please
educate me.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 17 June 2020

What are the arse kissers gone do know they will have to remove their
mask to kiss the trainmasters  arse , then he can charge you for not
wearing it . Dang it

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 17 June 2020

The good-faith challenge is your liability insurance. They cannot fire
you for making one. If they do fire you, open your pockets because with
the money you make from the whistleblower lawsuit you wonít have
anywhere else to put the cash.

You have 2 options when they tell you to shove blind. 
1.) Raise a stink that puts a target on your back even if you actually
do the move.

2.) Make a good-faith challenge, wait for the trainmasters to figure
out how it works by the time they do, the yardmaster will change the
move anyway, and you can then enjoy protection from any retaliation.

Name: Defender of a crime
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 17 June 2020

When some one gets injured or killed, from pushing cars back without
protecting the point of movement. You will be charged with criminal
negligent, causing injury or death and could be bumped up to more
serious charges. Read company policy and safety rules. Until you have
this practice in writing by csx that it is ok. Stop doing it, let them
send you home. You will be fully reinstated will full benefits.

Name: conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 17 June 2020

Avon is out of control! It's a cess pool and most of it started when
they brought in those CN Stool pigeons! Ordered to SHOVE in the blind
with false bogus protection?  Are you frickin kidding me! 
Why isn't the FRA all over that yard!

Name: Liability
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 17 June 2020

If you push back blind and run over someone, what is going to be your
defence. Remember they put hair balls in the mash potatoes for people
they donít like in prison and pee in the soup. You will be the fall
guy, if someone gets killed. Been there !

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 17 June 2020

If you are told to shove without protection you must make a good-faith
challenge. Saying ďwell trainmaster bob told me to do it last weekĒ is
not a valid basis for an appeal. Unless it is documented there is no
ďappealĒ. 

It never happened! Radio transcripts will be lost, trainmasters will
deny, you will be left holding the steaming pot.

The only evidence that a crew member was told to shove without
protection is the good-faith challenge which must be documented by law
and held in records for the FRA to review.

Name: conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 17 June 2020

Alert! !!!!!
Safety notice just out!   Face mask will be mandatory if you can't
stay 6 feet apart! What a joke!!!  Didn't give a shit about it when we
were locked down! No one in CSX GAVE A SHIT! We aren't getting sick!
IT'S JUST A PUBLICITY STUNT!

Name: conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 17 June 2020

Alert! !!!!!
Safety notice just out!   Face mask will be mandatory if you can't
stay 6 feet apart! What a joke!!!  Didn't give a shit about it when we
were locked down! No one in CSX GAVE A SHIT! We aren't getting sick!
IT'S JUST A PUBLICITY STUNT!

Name: conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 17 June 2020

CSX 

Love this PSR!  Keep it coming. Thanks to you I made over 1000.00 bucks
in overtime. Trains behind and freight building up. When you end up
paying me the second tickets you owe me, I'm going to be getting at
least 6 grand extra. 

Any crew written up this year for not protecting a shove can appeal it
at Avon. TM ordered a crew who was short on time to shove unprotected.
Told YARDMASTER to tell them that the track was clear and had the track
lines for protection. YARDMASTER told crew he could not see them on his
camera and there were no shove lights. Ordered them to shove in the
blind!
SHIT IS GETTING DEEP AT AVON! COVER YOUR ASSES AND DOCUMENT, DOCUMENT,
DOCUMENT. APPEAL ANY WRITE UPS FOR SHOVE RULE VIOLATIONS. TMS HAVE JUST
OPENED THE DOOR AND SAID IT IS OK!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 17 June 2020

Your PSR is not working itís all a scam,    CSX keeps talking on how
To grow the business and get more trucks off the road,    When are you
jackasses going to realize that your losing business everyday!!     
Get your heads out
Of your asses and move trains!!       This ainít  Canada and never will
be!!      These crooks all need to go NOW!!!!

Name: Survivor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 16 June 2020

CSX crews
 
We tried telling you. Kept posting on here telling you what was coming.
Your HH nightmare isn't dead and buried. The CN recruits your getting
are same old type of rejects you had from NS. They will rape the hell
out of your agreements. They don't give a shit. They mean nothing to
them. You got a weak as hell union. They already knew what these dogs
were like and didn't do shit to head them off at the pass. At least
ours fought back and old HH dog had to pay out. You better pack your
bags or bend over and take it. You can't stand together so they are
going to eat you up.

Name: Ape
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 16 June 2020

Mark
Ok basement foamer. We get it. Corona has you locked down playing with
yourself too much. Get out dude. Get some air.JEEEZ!

Brothers...
Call your FRA inspector and ask him for help on the laws that cover
safe operations. Conductors call operating rules
inspector......engineers call mechanical inspector. If you get an
attitude you can call your regional office. OSHA, USDOT and your state
and county office can be used for your benefit. THE RAILROADS MUST
FOLLOW ALL STATE AND COUNTY LAWS AND REGULATIONS!if there is an
accident in the terminal or line of road that was created from working
in an intimidating and hostile environment it is going to cost $$$$ and
if your involved you can bet they will try and hang it on you. You must
report any manager who tries to intimidate you into working in an
unsafe and radical manner. Rushing gets someone hurt. There is no room
for intimidation in this business. It would be a real shame for the
press to get involved in something that could have been prevented.

Name: Mark Lorensen
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 16 June 2020

Heads up guys....

I know itís going to be the heat of the summer soon so please make sure
to stay hydrated throughout the course of your duty.  We donít have time
to waste on heat related injuries with stock and our company performing
at peak performance.  As always you can call me if you need help
understanding a switch list, hump order, or siding lengths.  If I donít
answer tonight itís because I am hosting taco Tuesday at my house and
itís a Lorensen ritual.  As always I will call you back as soon as I
can.




Thanks,

Mark

Name: conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 16 June 2020

Brothers 
Watch your arsses at Avon! The CN guys warned you. Rushing crews,
threatening engineers to speed and run unsafe and talking crap about
crews behind their backs. Document every move you make brothers. Every
delay. Don't forget you are not just an employee but you are a stock
holder as well. You have a right to inform ALL stock holders of these
activities that threaten the safety and welfare of their most valuable
asset.....YOU! CN officials coming does not change that. Even if they
fire you, you can still vote for directors. Unsafe   and intimidating
managers are not acceptable at any time. Identify, document and report
all instances.

Name: Claims
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 16 June 2020

Remember that to make a strong case of management doing, union work file
claims grievances right across the board. The more paper the stronger
there is a chance for the union heads to address, hear say means
nothing.

Name: conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 16 June 2020

Conductor

if you got supervisors doing your work that is a 5 DAY PENALTY CLAIM! 
It goes straight to the Internationals office. I had those paid in the
past and the TM got his ass handed to him. Poster is right. You have to
put these claims in. Like the CN guys have kept saying on here, this is
a CN attitude that was bred in by HH and you got to nip it it the ass
now. DONT ANSWER ROSTER CALLS!  They can call all the people back. The
coronavirus scam is over. It never was an issue on the railroads. We
are essential. No one wears mask or gloves and the railroaders were not
going home sick with the shit.  They can call people back. They are
using it for a scam to keep people off. The business is back. This is
why they cant run damn trains. They know the freight is coming back but
they want to keep people off.
 I got to wonder if they don't have their hands in the FEDS pockets
getting $$$$$ to help them out with their operating losses because we
are part of the USDOT and commerce freight. I wouldn't be the least
bit surprised. The FEDS will catch on soon! In the meantime, I sure the
hell ain't doing anything extra for them and I sure ain't answering
those damn roster calls, I wont anyway. Too damn tired from being woke
up all damn night from the phone wringing. Besides, they screwed me
over for the last time last week and stole over 500.00 bucks from me.
I'm not hired to work for free or be screwed out of what CSX signed
their signature and agreed upon. Biggest liars and con artist I ever
worked for.

Name: Mark Lorensen 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 15 June 2020

If anyone wants to answer a roster call in Avon let me know.  I am on my
three off days and I can give Cmc a heads up if you are willing to step
up and take a roster call to help us depart a train out of Avon at
least 6 hours old.  We appreciate all the hard work you guys / gals put
in.  Keep pushing, we will overcome this traffic surge!



Best,

Mark Lorensen

Name: Csx attitude
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 15 June 2020

Csx knows you guys are doing all this work. Now they just want you to do
it faster!

Name: conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 15 June 2020

Brothers


This shit is just getting too deep and out of control. Making a damn
local job go down into a hump yard and dig out their own damn cars and
build their own damn train just tops it all. Not only a violation from
hell for the crew but just outright dangerous for crews who haven't
worked those bowl and switcher jobs for years. Not only that they got
the damn Tm running around hanging EOT's, throwing switches, lacing up
air hoses and just plain horseshit moves. They are making local road
switcher crews do yard work and road crews coming in off long pool
trips hostel power for trains and drag in dead train on.... get
ready.... tickets that are yard tickets and some tickets that are just
bogus made up numbers that have never existed.  What the hell is going
on with the unions. I hope the hell everyone is putting in these claims
and complaints. And another thing that is going on is Labor relations is
pulling some bullshit moves. Denying claims for yard work stating that
you haven't submitted enough information for a valid claim, after you
put every track your worked and every train you built and every single
car number you moved. You got no paperwork assigned to you on these
jobs and no new dispatcher bulletins to prove you were assigned to
these jobs. Then management refuses to give you another ticket to
switch jobs to hide that you were used illegally and keep the paper
trail down.
Well, the shit needs to stop. The unions need to be put on notice and
the guys need to put claims in every single time, no matter how small
the work is or if it just takes 5 minutes. BLOW THE WHISTLE! Name
names. Put supervisors names, dates, times, conversations, witnesses
and if you have to file ethic charges and get radio recordings ordered.
The war is on. The shit is deep and the ball game has begun. No more
mister nice guy! Step up to the plate brothers!  Oh, they also got road
switcher jobs that are supposed to flip back to their home terminal
after doing their work, going to the damn hotels at the last minute
with absolutely no over night bags or other personal items such as
medications that they need. This is nothing more that pure outright
abuse and slave work that isn't supposed to happen. 
Put so many men on the streets without a frickin job and working the
mule shit out of the guys that are left. There has got to be something
that the USDOT can do about this. How about homeland security. The
yards and outlying terminals are a mess, trains tied down unguarded and
open to vandals. Leaving crews on train for hours after outlawed because
they want someone watching them until they get a recrew out to them. 
This is a frickin FRA hours of service violation!  This is going to get
real ugly soon when the men finally say the hell with this crap!

Name: Presidents
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 14 June 2020

The most powerful country in the world. I think trump and presidents are
kept on short leash. They donít call the shots, it the real goverment
that runs things.

Name: Billy Bob
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 20-30 years
Posted: 14 June 2020

Trump is developing Dementia and its getting worse. Can you imagine Joe,
Bernie and Donald Trump all in 1 pool.

Name: Murphyís law
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 14 June 2020

Csx is not the first rr to do this, work to rule and company policy. If
they say do someone elseís job. Say you are not trained to do it, that
is a violation of labour code, getting you to do work your not trained
for. Make sure you state that on radio or in front of witnesses  and
write it down. Things happen in threes , the left hand does not know
what the right hand is doing. So brace yourself for some really big
fuck ups. Murphyís Law!

Name: conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 14 June 2020

Deflectors 

BLAH BLAH....company mole. 


News flash....Csx cuts safety and security by getting rid of Csx
police. Bad enough they are cutting corners and violating the hell out
of the union agreements, but as pointed out, they can't even get their
rules straightened out! Ordering crews to shove in the blind, short
cutting air test, blowing off car inspections, management hanging Eot
and throwing switches. One thing after another.  Looks like it's all
going to come down to whistle blowing. FRA wants to turn their heads
there are higher departments. Maybe homeland security should have a bug
put in their ear. It's getting knee deep in shit out here.

Name: Super heroes
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 14 June 2020

The two super heroes will protect you, forgetful Joe and crazy Bernie.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: CSX Customer, for N/A
Posted: 14 June 2020

All the talking about defunding the police but who are you going to call
when someone breaks in your house, and you need someone to show up an
hour later and shoot your dog?

Name: Rules
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years
Posted: 13 June 2020

Conductor 1-10

 
CSX is notorious for leaving errors in the rules and regulations.
Proofreading is not their strong suit.

Operating rule 109.2-Bullett #3:
Notify the train dispatcher three hours PRIOR to the expiration of
their hours of service limits (etc.)

New rule-104.14 effective 11/01/2019
Employees must make all efforts to ensure they do not violate FRA hours
of service laws and must contact their supervisor/dispatcher:
Bullet#1- After eight (8) hours on duty.

It does NOT specify a specific time, just after 8 hours on duty. You
have another rule that is specific and states it must be PRIOR and
three hours before expiration. 

Best thing to do is notify your train dispatcher in 8 hours and in 9.
I'm sure after you do this enough times they will instruct you that it
is not necessary to follow both rules. They do not have the authority to
instruct you to ignore any operating rule, but if do it enough times and
irritate the dispatcher the carrier may get wise and fix the bad
information.

As for the job briefing rule that is stated in black and white. There
is no need to discuss what is still in the operating rules book. 
It has been brought to our attention that several crews have been
assessed discipline for not having a proper and thorough job briefing.
The rules are very clear how and WHO you must have these job briefings
with. Supervisors leaving paper instructions behind in a crew room and
leaving dodge is not a proper job briefing.

Newest revision effective 11/01/2019
Operating rule 104.6-bullet#3: Employees must immediately complete a
job briefing. If unable to complete and commence work within 15 MINUTES
OF ON DUTY TIME a supervisor must be advised.
Everyone who works in the field is quite aware that a 15 minute job
briefing time is not and will never be an adequate time to obtain
paperwork, brief with each crew member, update necessary bulletins and
actually begin your work assignment. This is just an attempt to
intimidate and speed crews out of the crew rooms and speed up working
times. 
SAFETY IS TOP PRIORITY. GOOD JOB BRIEFINGS ARE A MUST. DO NOT CUT
CORNERS. It does not state that you take all your paperwork and leave
the building without a proper job briefing as stated by the operating
rules book.
Yardmaster rule 113.4- Yardmasters must make CERTAIN that employees
under their supervision have RECEIVED A JOB BRIEFING!
This rule has never been removed!  It does not matter if a yardmaster
has been replaced with a trainmaster. The trainmaster is responsible
for the duties that the yardmaster was expected to carry out. The
company is just trying to find a way to cut staff by replacing the
yardmasters with a trainmaster. The duties still exist in the operating
rules book. CYA! CYA! CYA!  If you fail to do a proper job briefing as
stated by the operating rules books and anything goes wrong, you will
in no doubt be held accountable for not following ALL THE EXISTING
RULES IN WRITING AND STILL IN FORCE.
You need to discuss these conflicting rules and regulations with your
union representatives. They must be made aware of the loop holes and
the trouble that can be caused by their existence. All rules are
written in favor of the carrier.

Name: Warrington St
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years
Posted: 13 June 2020

Listening to NOMs, GSOs, Superintendents and train masters go at it
about avon yard and line of road work is just so damn funny.  I've
never seen it so fucked up and one blaming the other.

Have at it boys... Let it burn to the Goddamn ground.

Name: Me
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 13 June 2020

HDCD,

  Your a little Bitch. Hope they keep pouring it in your ass. Don't be
jealous of those that aren't CSX whores, and can afford to take off
when they want. Perhaps you'll get there one day.

Name: HR 1748 Safe Freight act 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 12 June 2020

RAIL WORKERS OF ALL UNIONS URGED TO END RRB UNEMPLOYMENT SEQUESTRATION
PUBLISHED: JUNE 12, 2020
U.S. rail unions have united in an effort to overturn the sequestration
of Railroad Unemployment Insurance Act (RUIA) benefits that was enacted
by a GOP-held Congress during the Obama administration and continues to
reduce the unemployment and sickness benefits of railroaders nearly a
decade later.

A large bloc of the unions are represented by AFL-CIOís Transportation
Trades Department (TTD), of which the SMART Transportation Division is
a member.

A letter to U.S. Sens. Rob Portman and Sherrod Brown of Ohio sent by
the union coalition requested that they jointly co-sponsor language
consistent with the HEROES Act (H.R. 6800) to eliminate RUIA benefits
from sequestration by amending the Balanced Budget and Emergency
Deficit Control Act of 1985 to include RUIA among the other various
programs that are not subject to sequestration. Portman, a Republican
out of Cincinnati, is chairman of the Senate subcommittee that will
make a decision on sequestration.

ďUnlike the average U.S. worker, railroad employees do not receive
unemployment benefits through state-administered unemployment insurance
programs. Instead, unemployed railroaders receive these benefits through
the RUIA program, which is administered by the United States Railroad
Retirement Board (RRB),Ē TTD President Larry Willis said. ďAs a result
of the Budget Control Act of 2011, RUIA (benefits) are subject to
sequestration. No state unemployment insurance benefits in the country
are subject to this unfair treatment.Ē

RUIA unemployment and sickness benefits are sequestered at 5.9%, and
have been subject to reduction for nine years. These rates are adjusted
when the federal sequestration is recalculated yearly.

Railroaders are urged to call Portman at (202) 224-3353 to tell him to
exclude RRB sickness and unemployment benefits from those reductions.

Read the unionsí joint letter to the senators.

Name: HR 1748 Safe Freight act 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 12 June 2020

FACTS ABOUT THE INVEST IN AMERICA ACTíS 2PC PROVISION
PUBLISHED: JUNE 12, 2020
To help combat the spread of misinformation concerning the Investing in
a New Vision for the Environment and Surface Transportation (INVEST) in
America Act, Alternate National Legislative Director Jared Cassity has
provided the following facts regarding the two-person crew provision in
the bill.

THE INVEST ACT DELIVERS ON TWO-PERSON CREWS

The INVEST Act, as written, requires a certified locomotive engineer
and certified conductor on most freight trains. According to the bill,
there are instances that a train may be operated with a reduced crew.
Exceptions are listed below:

A freight train may be operated with a reduced crew, if:

The train operations are within a rail yard, terminal area, or on
auxiliary or industry track
It does not exceed a maximum speed of 25 mph on territory with an
average track grade of less than 2% for any segment of track that is at
least two continuous miles
The locomotives are performing assistance to a train that has incurred
mechanical failure or lacks the power to traverse difficult terrain,
including to or from the location where assistance is provided
The locomotives are not attached to any equipment (except a caboose)
and do not travel further than 30 miles from a rail yard
A location where one-person operations were being utilized one year
prior to the date of enactment of this bill, only if the DOT Secretary
determines that the operation achieves an equivalent level of safety
(Note: The Secretary of the DOT is appointed by the President of the
United States)
SHORT LINE EXCEPTION

In addition to the above, a train may be operated with a reduced crew,
if:

The carrier has fewer than 400,000 total employee work hours annually
and an annual revenue of less than $20,000,000
A TRAIN MUST BE OPERATED BY A TWO-PERSON CREW (NO EXCEPTION), IF:

It is transporting one or more loaded cares carrying material toxic by
inhalation
It is carrying 20 or more loaded tank cars of a Class 2 material or a
Class 3 flammable liquid in a continuous block
It has 35 or more loaded tank cars of a Class 2 material or a Class 3
flammable liquid throughout its consist
It is 7,500 feet in length or longer
The INVEST Act is poised to be the most significant piece of
rail-related legislation this generation of railroaders has seen since
the passage of the Federal Railroad Safety Act of 1970.

Name: Mark Lorensen
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 12 June 2020

Does anyone need the dial in and password for the net ops conference
calls?  We really need some advice on certain issues such as what we
can do to increase train velocity and overall reduce overtime.


Thanks,

Mark

Name: Golden ruls
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 12 June 2020

Senior man may, junior man must.

Name: cond
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 12 June 2020

HDCD


Welcome to seniority and the Union agreement. Don't like it quit.
That's how it works. We Get on the good paying pools and save our damn
money so we can afford to take days off. Do your time so you can do the
same thing. Being on the long pool means you live in a damn hotel, miss
half your family events and have an unstable and unreliable work
schedule.  GET OVER IT! This is what seniority gives you over time.

Name: HDCD
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 12 June 2020

if youíre going to mark off every other trip and before and after
vacation.  Get the F off the long pool.   I could have worked everyday
but you claim a job you donít intend to work  regular

Name: Virus
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 12 June 2020

In the last few days virus infections really on the rise in 21 states.
With protests etc people getting really stupid, and they going to pay
price. The stock market took hit yesterday in reaction to virus
increase. Now your going to see what this virus can do. Protect
yourself!

Name: conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 12 June 2020

Brothers


How come the company keep old rules in the books that they change and
don't put out a bulletin telling everyone to remove the old rule.

I guess you don't have to do a good job briefing with a YM or TM
anymore at most the places. Where I work you just come in and find your
orders on the table and you don't see or hear from a YM or TM unless
you got a problem with the paperwork or other crap.

They also still have that rule you have to call the dispatcher after
you are on duty 8 hrs. and let them know.  They also still have the
rule you got to call them when you have 3 hrs. left to work. So you are
supposed to call them in 8 then turn around and call them back in 9? 
What is up with this crap. They want you to follow all the rules but
yet they do stupid crap like this?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 11 June 2020

CSX new motto:


Uphill Slow, Downhill Fast, Profits First, Safety Last!!!!

Name: Tanker
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 11 June 2020

hearing rumors of mass firings today.  Mostly ttain master and crew
callers.  Anyone confirm?

Name: Fumes
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 11 June 2020

https://www.chemistryworld.com/news/air-on-board-diesel-trains-is-five-times-worse-than-beside-a-busy-street/3010340.article
  Buy cheap detector at wallmart.

Name: Exhaust detection
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 11 June 2020

If you suspect exhaust fumes in your work environment, there are buttons
you can buy and wear. If I remember right they where red in colour the
size of a quarter and turned black when exposed to exhaust fumes.

Name: Engineer
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 11 June 2020

LOCO

Where does it say in writing that the motor has to be facing forward in
order to ride in it.  I cant find that anywhere. There is a rule that
states that if there isn't sufficient room in the lead motor you are
to talk to a supervisor about it. I remember a rule that came out that
you couldn't ride in the second motor a few years back when a crew on
the CE&D got sick as hell from fumes on the second unit. The air
conditioning didn't work and they had the windows open and the fumes
came into the second motor.  They did away with that rule since then.
In fact, the FRA approved riding the second motor for dead head reasons
a few winters ago when wagon drivers couldn't get out to get crews. So
where did this corridor manager come up with this?

In the meantime, the BLET needs to get off its ass and do something
about the engineers bid cards being a frickin mess. Job descriptions
are messed up and off days on some are a damn joke. The crew callers
keep calling people on the wrong damn days to fill off days that
aren't really scheduled off days.  They are so screwed up it isn't
even laughable anymore.  

WHAT THE HELL IS WRONG WITH THIS COMPANY! MY GOD!!!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 11 June 2020

After talking to the crew caller and with a new corridor manager on duty
they put us in a van instead of riding the second unit, the union says
it ok to ride the second unit as long as it is facing forward, they
forgot that when it takes over 5 minutes to get through a tunnel that
is over 6300 feet long, even the lead locomotive gets fumes in the cab
when you are doing 13 mph, imagine what the fumes are like in the
second unit!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 10 June 2020

After the first person to claim injury for inhaling fumes from riding
trail engines they will quit
that practice of deadheading on rear units

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 10 June 2020

well this is another page probably taken from the CSX playbook here on
the UP, we are now deadheading by train to an intermediate terminal 352
miles away then get into a van for another 50 miles to get to our home
terminal because the company is trying to save a buck and all this
while we are on held away. 15000 foot long trains with 2-3 units that
are 25 years old, just beat to hell. And all this is so Jim Vena can
get our operating ratio to 55%, GOOD LUCK with that! He supposedly is
not getting his contract renewed and he will be out the door. Another
one of HHís protťgťs.

Name: Left professional victoms
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 10 June 2020

I always supported my union and the left. But I do not support the left
anymore they are all profession victims, Iím tired of all my years
working on the rr, and then look at my deductions makes me sick. Why do
I have to support a woman that canít stop having kids to get more money
from welfare. In some cases they have a better life than the working
class. Defund  me, well the police unions are not going to send there
support to the left anymore. The left has derailed, and it is all
starting to come out in the open all the nonsense. So the next time you
vote and I hope you all vote in the next election, know what you are
voting for. Iím a tax payer that is tired of doing the heavy lifting
for people that want a free ride because , it pays to be a professional
victim. Itís your money that the goverment spends, donít forget that.

Name: conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 10 June 2020

Rail slave

You must be black.  Take a knee?  Why the hell should CSX take a knee.
I'm sick of all you blacks trying to make all white people feel bad
for being white. All whites don't owe your race anything. We didn't
enslave your ancestors. We don't cause you to kill yourselves and be
gang thugs. My family never owned slaves or ever discriminate against
anyone. My family never looted or robbed and burned down our own stores
or killed innocent bystanders. 90% of those looters were black. You kill
your own people more than anyone else does. CSX doesn't discriminate.
In fact they are well diversified. They treat everyone like shit. As
for that Floyd character, who had a rap sheet and was a drug loser and
thief, he would be alive if he hadnt been trying to steel and pass off
bad money. Another black man who was just a loser with a problem who
pissed off the wrong person. Hope the brothers learn something from
this. Make your bed the way you want to sleep in it. I'm not
apologizing for being white or taking a knee for a thief who got
himself where he is. 6 ft. Down.

Name: Canada
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 10 June 2020

For every mile of track in Canada, an  immagrant Chinese man died
building it!

Name: Underground rr
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 09 June 2020

Under ground railroad was not an actual railroad. It was a term used to
smuggle slaves out of the south USA  into Canada.

Name: Rail slave
E-mail: 
Employed as: M of W, for 20-30 years
Posted: 09 June 2020

Underground railroad, you ain't never lied. 
 Now it's time to get down to it.  Y'all see that weak ass letter
from footee on the gateway.  Csx isn't doing shit about Floyd and
racism.  All other big companies are taking a knee.  Foote and csx
needs to bow down.  Railroads are about the most racist companies there
is.  How many POC died building this shit and just got chucked in a damn
ditch like garbage?  It's time to put up or shut up.  Black CEO and
board, and come off of some cash to start paying for the sins of the
past.

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Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 09 June 2020

Ďconductors on the underground railroad had a better contract than csxí

Name: Memo
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 09 June 2020

If your a new rr, just remember that every terminal comes with some big
asshole managers. Donít take it personal itís just there nature, they
hid in there lockers at school out of fear. Now while on rr property
they push there weight around because they are permitted to. But deep
down they are just the same old cowards.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 09 June 2020

I love it how the guys from Avon are always talking about there shit
like anyone cares. I canít stand you guys always posting on here like
your important. Iím actually pulling for the company on this one.

Name: bufu
E-mail: none
Employed as: M of W, for 30+ years
Posted: 08 June 2020

got pulled out after 40 years track inspector toledo ohio troy the boy
.pos.never had nothing ever. never kiss his ass.just between god and
me.union did nothing. they knew i was going to retire. pos.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 08 June 2020

ĒThe supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting.Ē
-Sun Tzu 
The Art of War

Name: Been there
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 08 June 2020

Well said when I heard hh was going to csx from CP. I tried and other CP
employees to warn csx , employees of what is coming. Myself I was pulled
out of service twice for nothing , because I had lots of seniority. They
wanted to make an example out of me. It was just a paid vacation. Our
union and local LC did a great job, we filed a grievance on everything.
When they went to arbitration 87% of the grievances where won, hh
refused to pay them. But he had no choice, and that was a big win for
the members. We buried the company in paperwork, just like they tried
to over whelm us with paperwork. We fought back tooth and nail.  crying
in your beer gets you no where, the youngsters will learn this fast.
Again you have to use the system to the best of your advantage and csx
will have to use money and manpower to address all the problems, and
they hate losing because then it is on record. Every time they violate
the same rules  that have been won before they will settle before it
goes to arbitration because they know it is not winnable. Paper paper
paper is the only way these pricks will change there ways. Been there
done that , witnessed it all. Good luck file those grievances.

Name: beenthere
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 08 June 2020

Living in the past



It was Hunter Harrison who said himself "Cultures are changed ONE
FUNERAL AT A TIME!"   Don't forget he said it!
If the brothers would stick together and file continuous claims for
every single violation even if they think it wont get paid, and start
paper trails it would show we mean business and it would show the
company is in willful violation. All you have to do is tell the
violator who is ordering you to violate the agreement, what he is
violating and if you can quote the article agreement. Let him tell you
he doesn't care. Let him blow smoke up your arss that he has too
because someone else is telling him he has too.  They love to blame
someone else every time you put the facts in their face.  Be cool about
it.  Then when you put your claim in your state that in your facts. Then
immediately write a statement out to your LC and have him send it to the
General Chairman. You have a right to notify the General Chairman's
office when you have an employer who is maliciously and deliberately
ordering you to violate a signed, sealed and agreed upon condition of
work and demand a complaint to be filed.
Then when they still deny the LEGIT claim you resubmit it with
information that will get their attention.  The poster that said his
friend told him to whistle blow is spot on. Its not love out here. They
don't play fair. They created all this mess. Problem is with this new
group of cry babies and ball less wonder, is they don't have the guts
to play hard ball. They are all scared to death. The balls of the old
heads never got passed down. Production and publicity is what makes the
railroad of today run.  Think about it. The competition was low 100
years ago. Now all railroads have to compete with trucking industries
and other railroads. They have to beg and advertise to investors and
customers.  They fight for grants and achievement awards to put
themselves out there in the lime light.
The worst thing for any railroad is bad publicity, The workers can have
them by the balls if they just do what all the rules say and get it out
there in paper trails and complaints that they are not playing fair and
violating the hell out of negotiated working terms.
You cant count on the Unions to do it. Especially the ones who are in
bed with them. You got to force their hands. The members have to start
the stink. Put the unions on the spot where they have to take action to
save their faces and their jobs.
It is just sad as hell that these new pups just don't get it and
don't have the balls or the family history that taught them to be a
man and fight for what you are entitled for. 
Like Hunter Harrison said...cultures change one funeral at a time. 
These ball less wonders need to get this shit straight and start
changing the so called new regimes culture. The railroad DOESNT RUN IF
THE WORKERS DONT WORK TO THEIR BEST CAPACITY!

Name: Living in past
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 08 June 2020

Well buddy 1-10 years service, you have along way to go and no sense of
humour. Here is the facts your never going back to what csx was before
hh. So hope your able to stick it out with this new regime, they are
all hacks. Been there done that and if your a runner save your money
because it is just a matter of time you screw up and they will send you
home.

Name: conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 08 June 2020

Special tool


Lay off of it company mole.  We know your just deflecting to change the
subject on Avon crashing and burning.  Cant run trains and cant get the
work done. Got no one to work all the jobs and poorly forced men
trained on the jobs they weren't qualified on before. The training for
the remotes Is a frickin joke.  The assist. superintendent himself said
Avon was the work production yard he has ever seen. Welcome to hell for
them!  Avon use to whip out trains and was considered to be the top
notch yard. Crews could pull and hump cars out the arss and still get
early quits. They destroyed it a long time ago. Now its crash and burn.
 Another engine destroyed!

Name: Special Tool
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 08 June 2020

In the old day and even to day, women had a special tool to help them if
they could not do the heavy lifting. It was called a Penis with a strong
back and arms attached. Or for short called the  play the girl card!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for 20-30 years
Posted: 07 June 2020

In the old days, wasn't there some kind of tool that allowed even a
95lb woman to safely and securely tie handbrakes from the ground? 
What
happened to those things?  Hell they probably made work go faster too.



We should decertify the union for allowing them to take them away.

Name: conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 07 June 2020

AVON KARMA on the Lords day!


Its just coming back go haunt them.  Write people up for petty stuff to
show your power. Cut corners and rape the hell out of the Union
agreements.  What do you get????? Another run out and another engine
ruined. How much is this going to cost you now. And you couldn't even
come out right away and check on the poor soul who could have been
killed.  Its coming back in full fold.

Name: RLM
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 07 June 2020

Starting a new movement. RLM  ( Railroad Lives Matter ). Need to start
marching on Jacksonville ASAP. We strike, we have a sickout, stick
together brothers. We tear down the whole fucking system.

Name: Contracts
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 07 June 2020

All the big companies are doing this union busting 101, they violate
everything they sign off on , then if you donít comply they send you
home. And if you fight  it and win your paid out of share holders money
and reinstated. But a small percentage will fight back exactly what they
count on.

Name: Violations
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 07 June 2020

Csx management will tell you what to do, they know you can only file a
grievance which most will not anyways. And if you do it has to go threw
the system to be heard. The rr know this and thatís why they all do it.
Seen it lots all started big time with hh. There is no such thing as
bargaining in good faith and honouring what they sign, thatís finished.

Name: Talmadge McG
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 06 June 2020

In the old days, wasn't there some kind of tool that allowed even a
95lb woman to safely and securely tie handbrakes from the ground?  What
happened to those things?  Hell they probably made work go faster too.

Name: Carman
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 06 June 2020

When switching without air itís all physical strength.

Name: Handbrake Hal
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 06 June 2020

Anyone can tie an effective handbrake.  Have E apply full service, spin
brake wheel till it stops, then one click or two...viola full service
handbrake.

Name: Carman
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 06 June 2020

A handbrake is only as effective as the person applying it. We had a
women maybe 95 pounds apply handbrakes cars took off, when mechanical
tested the handbrake the shoes where not even touching the wheels. The
effectiveness of the handbrake is different , because of the strength
of the person applying them.

Name: conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 06 June 2020

RRheadlines


There isn't a damn thing wrong with leaving 3 cars of air on a cut in
the receiving yard at avon.  Anyone who knows anything about how it
works knows that when the crew cuts away it pops the air and the brakes
are set on ALL THE CARS. It is more than enough to hold the cuts and
then some.  Its when they work the cars and start bleeding them off
that the 3 brakes come into question. If they start bleeding them off
at from one end and stop if they notice any movement and tie more
brakes at the head end there should be no problems what so ever.
What is bogus is the fake one minute brake test they do. When a crew
doubles over some cars and don't cut the air into the cut and release
all the brakes to test them, that is a bull crap test. They are adding
extra weight to an existing cut and have absolutely no idea  if that
extra weight is going to be to much for the existing brakes. they
don't want the time wasted having someone drive to the other end and
shut the angle cock. Its just another reason to have the 3 hand brakes.
If that is all that is allowed then there is no reason to do the brake
test legally as written in the rules. Avon has been turning their heads
on this test for years. If you say anything to them about doing it right
they tell you the cars have already been worked and they don't want air
cut into them. All you have to do is look and see that the brakes are
not bled off and all set up. They think you are retarded or something.
Cutting corners on all rules is okay as long as it suits them and
speeds things up. But god for bid you say something or challenge a
rule. You are then on the camera and on the hit list.

Name: Fidel Cashflow
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 06 June 2020

4pm, be there.  Lafayette Square, Hollywood & Vine, or wherever you can!
 Revolution!  https://revcom.us

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 05 June 2020

Watching trainmasters and other management work at Avon is a masterclass
in failure! 

Hilarious!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 20-30 years
Posted: 05 June 2020

Almost every train outlaws between Avon,Toledo,Columbus and Crestline. 
Geeze I wonder why that is CSX.  Why donít our executives look into
that. Instead of covering them all up.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 20-30 years
Posted: 05 June 2020

Here is a little more info, the IC dispatcher was covered up with so
much territory, phone calls and radio bases. His relief come running
down (because they have to take a turnover from two different desks)
and tell him Avon has a cut of cars running out and and he got the
switch thrown seconds before they ran out onto the main.  Meanwhile
there were workers on the tracks ay MY interlocking.

Name: RR Headlines
E-mail: 
Employed as: Yard Master, for N/A
Posted: 05 June 2020

ASSISTANT SUPERINTENDENT M. WHITE IS FUCKING UP AT AVON.

Avon, IN - Itís one of every conductorís worse dreams: watching your
cars roll away from you with no way to stop them. This nightmare came
to life on Tuesday 6/2/20 when a cut of over 35 cars rolled out of the
east-end of the receiving yard towards the main track at CP MY.
Thankfully the split-rail derail had been open and functioning
properly. The cut of cars came to a stop about 200ft east of the South
runners home signal at CP MY.  

4 of the east-most cars had derailed onto the ground and were sitting
on the elevated embankment. Hulcher services was called and worked
safely to cover up this snafu. ďThank god we are based out of
Avon-yíall canít keep it on the railĒ said one Hulcher  employee.
Concerns are being raised now regarding the effectiveness of timetable
special instructions that permit only 3 handbrakes on the west end of
the R yard. 

So far charges have not been made as these cars were being worked for
the departure of the Y129.  ďIf Jacksonville finds out  transportation
will blame mechanical, mechanical will blame track, and track will
blame dispatch- and then they will fire a road crew in Marion for
something stupid like not wearing seatbelts in an RCX van to make up
for it.Ē
said one conductor who wished to remain anonymous ďfuckin csxĒ he
added. 

Local managers were not available for comment.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 05 June 2020

Join the movement!  Labor unite!

https://apspuhuru.org

https://revcom.us

Name: FYI
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 04 June 2020

https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2020/03/16/816707182/map-tracking-the-spread-of-the-coronavirus-in-the-u-s

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 04 June 2020

Been around the railroad my whole life and never seen how piss poor a
place can be ran,       Morale is the bottom of the barrel!!       No
ones gives a shit about anything!!!   Including the Crooks running this
Chicken Shit Outfit!       This place is going to Implode!!!     And
canít wait for heads to roll!!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 04 June 2020

Big rock to hit earth Saturday , sounds about right for 2020 , Godspeed
to you all .

Name: Conductor 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 04 June 2020

Engineer

They are both spot on. Look at the frickin railroad. We are the finest
example of tough as nails workers. We get physically and mentally
abused every single day. We get screwed out of time with our families, 
our pay, our rest and our dignity. We got an attendance policy that
abuses the shit out of good workers who deserve a damn day off to go 
to the doctor without getting penalized for doing it. The bid system
for days off is unfair as hell but we deal with it. Can't nap on a
damn train while stopped in a frickin siding while waiting. Being
viewed live feed from cameras inside the cab. And yeah, under all this
stress on our bodies we ain't falling out sick. Corona ain't
happening here!
And for the black comments, look around. Quit pretending you don't see
it. There are thousands of black workers on the railroad. I know we got
at least 75 in my craft alone, all making anywhere from 75 to 130 grand
a year. Damn good money. Good guys with morals and not crying they
can't get a job because they are black. This country offers
opportunities for anyone who wants to better themselves. You make your
own life. Tired of hearing the bull crap excuses of the way you were
raised dictates why you are a loser! I am honored to work with the
"black men" in my yard. Good hard working men with values and own
their crap. Don't scream like entitled thugs and stealing for a
living. The railroad is a tough life but we stick it out and make the
best we can. Something all these loser low life rioters need to learn.

Name: Floyd
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 04 June 2020

When you see the white cop kneeling on Floydís neck, the other three
cops are standing there watching. If they would of all held him down,
he would still be alive.It reminds me of my career on the railroad one
guy doing all the work while three fucked the dog watching.

Name: white and healthy
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 04 June 2020

ABOUTTIME


Amen brother.  You said everything half of America is thinking.  And
for those worthless scum who are rioting, they will get what they
deserve. Ruin their own towns and homes. Best thing would be to rope
them all off and let them wipe each other out.  Instead of getting out
of the hood and trying to make something better of themselves they
would rather scream, I'm so mistreated because my great grand pappy
was a slave. Oh because Im black no one will hire me. You don't see
the Jewish people and the Native Americans acting like this. Hell, you
don't even see the Mexicans acting like a bunch of low life scum and
they are getting persecuted more than anyone. Fact is, people are sick
of this crap and we are all tired of the Media blowing up every little
thing they can when a black man gets assaulted by a whitey!  Its about
time we all start putting our own post our there when a black man robs,
burns, shoots and starts gang violence against any white man.  Time to
turn the media around.

And as for the virus, railroaders have the be the strongest frickin
people in the world!  You are right on brother. We don't wear mask or
gloves and sanitize or separate all day long. In fact, we are run into
the ground and whipped and abused. Our sleep is screwed all the hell
and the phones ring all night. Our quality of life sucks and somehow we
manage to go through everyday without falling out from this politically
overblown coronavirus crap.  You hit the nail right on the head. Look
at how many of us are calling in sick. 
The proof is right here in the railroad industry.

Name: HR 1748 Safe Freight act 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 04 June 2020

INVEST in America Act is the legislation our members have been waiting
for!
 
Chairman Peter DeFazio of the Transportation and Infrastructure
Committee released the text today of a $494 billion five-year funding
reauthorization bill intended to refresh and renew the infrastructure
of the nationís surface transportation network.
 
The (INVEST in America) Act reauthorizes funding that was set to expire
Sept. 30 and contains elements that will have far-reaching effects on
all members of the SMART Transportation Division. All our top safety
issues affecting both bus and rail members are addressed in this
landmark legislation. We are in support of this well thought out effort
put forth by Chairman DeFazio. The bill contains priorities that
SMART-TD has worked on for years, if not decades, as well as necessary
responses to recent changes in technology and business models. This
critical legislation on a wide variety of issues affecting SMART-TD
members could not come at a better time.
 
While the bill is extensive, a few highlights of the RAIL Safety Title
of the bill and Transit Safety Title include provisions that:
 
1) Requires two-person crews on all freight trains, with few
exceptions;
2) Covers Yardmasters under hours of service;
3) Prohibits unsafe cross-border operations from Mexico unless they
achieve high safety standards;
4) Helps to ensure the safety of bus drivers;
5) Changes at Amtrak, including
Outlining a strategy for Amtrak to move away from being ďprofitĒ based
to being ďserviceĒ based,
Creating a slot on the Amtrak Board of Directors for a Labor
representative,
Implementing a program to combat assault against Amtrak workers, and to
help workers who have been assaulted;
6) Adds a study of safety impacts of long trains, and PSR;
7) Requires brakes subject to leaking in the cold be pulled out of
service;
8) Creates additional oversight on failure of PTC systems;
9) Directs FRA to better include labor in accident investigations;
10) Deploys a federal standard to reduce blocked grade crossings;
11) Adds crew size and train length to FRA accident reports.
 
More specifically on funding, Amtrak will see its funding triple to $29
billion over the five-year period of the bill, allowing for expansion of
national, state and regional routes and facility modernization.

SMART Transportation Division leadership have worked tirelessly with
Chairman DeFazio and Committee staff to make sure that our members
voices are heard. This has been a very positive endeavor and we are
grateful for the work of Chairman DeFazio and his staff. A committee
markup session on the bill is scheduled for June 17.
 
Read a release from Rep. DeFazioís office on the INVEST in America
Act.

Read the text of the bill.

This bill is evidence that House leadership was receptive and attentive
in listening to the concerns of labor.

Fraternally, 
Greg Hynes                                                             
                                
National Legislative Director                                          
               
SMART Transportation Division                

Jared Cassity                                                 
Alternate National Legislative Director 
SMART Transportation Division

Name: HR 1748 Safe Freight act 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 04 June 2020

Dear Brothers and Sisters:

Today, House Democrats released the text of a $500 billion five-year
funding authorization bill that defines their vision for the future of
transportation in America, as well as outlines their plans to refresh
and renew the infrastructure of the nationís surface transportation
network.

The Investing in a New Vision for the Environment and Surface
Transportation in America (INVEST in America) Act is the result of
countless hours of work by this Union on the Hill and in the halls of
Congress. The INVEST in America Act reauthorizes funding set to expire
Sept. 30, but more so, sets standards for safety, training, and
transportation reform that have long been sought by the members of
SMART Transportation Division including:

Two-Person Crews;
Operator Assault;
Yardmaster Hours of Service
a ďCross BorderĒ fix.
Additionally, Amtrak would see its funding triple to $29 billion over
the five-year period of the bill, allowing for expansion of national,
state and regional routes and facility modernization. Funding for the
Consolidated Rail Infrastructure and Safety Improvements (CRISI) grant
program also would be increased to $7 billion to fund passenger and
freight rail projects. Provisions for/or against the transportation of
liquid natural gas (LNG) via rail tank cars, blocked railroad
crossings, and excessive freight train length, among others, also have
been included.

Our National Legislative Office has been hard at work in Washington,
D.C., to convey our issues to both sides of the aisle in the U.S. House
and Senate, and the provisions within this bill are the fruits of that
labor.

Undoubtedly, House Democrats have heard our cries and have answered the
call. By including our issues within the context of this bill, they have
let America know that the only safe operation of a Class I freight train
is with a two-person crew; that our bus drivers and operators have the
right to a safe work environment; and that the public should be
shielded from the risks that rail carriers will take in the name of
greed.

But make no mistake, this bill still has a long road to travel and a
lot of heavy-handed opposition standing before it in the
Republican-controlled Senate. We will need all hands on deck to protect
the provisions we have all fought so hard for to survive that journey.

I am asking you to please watch this bill as it moves through the
legislative process and see who and what hurdles it faces. Iím asking
you to please pay attention to the party affiliations of the
individuals as the yeas and nays are registered when the bill is voted
upon. And I am asking you to listen to the rhetoric and testimony that
will affect its final appearance. Once the dust has settled, I will
call on you to please support those who support you and your familyís
well-being, and I firmly believe that picture will be crystal clear.

There are only two parties at the table. The Democrats wrote it into
the bill, only the Republicans will take it out.

Name: Idiot
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 04 June 2020

I said my friends wife is a nurse, well hope you donít ever need one!!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 04 June 2020

I ran over a healthcare hero lawn sign on my way to work.  I have had
enough of their grandstanding and attention whoring.  It's about time
for you nurses to go back to popping pills and being promiscuous
weirdos.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 03 June 2020

RE:idiot

Saying you have a wife that is a nurse is akin to me saying I have a
brother who has a penis. Everyone has an opinion and nurses especially.


The death you described sounds a lot like pneumonia. 

Please tell us how the doctors and nurses found time to make dancing
videos while caring for the corona victims? Also how all of a sudden
their pay went up to record levels?

Name: Idiot
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 03 June 2020

Well about time put yourself out there, take your chances my friends
wife is a nurse in intensive care unit. She said with this virus you
drowned in your own fluids building up in your lungs. The ventilator
assists you with breathing and hope you pull threw, she told us it is
ugly way to die!!! You have no right to tell people there is no danger.
You flat earther.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years
Posted: 03 June 2020

Experts say lots of things, and experts have fucked us into a recession
that might become a depression.  The LAST thing we need is an extra
dose of expert intervention.

Name: Second wave
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 03 June 2020

Experts say second wave of pandemic virus is worse, because people are
careless. If your healthy and you get it you will most likely recover.
If you have a weaker amune system and chronic conditions you may not
recover. They say this virus could be around for three years. Iím no
expert but Iím going on the medical information I have read, written by
doctors. Do your due diligence and still protect yourself.

Name: ABOUTTIME
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 03 June 2020

Brothers


This whole scam of death and destruction from the Corona virus is just
about over. The overblown numbers, the hospitals who lied about causes
of deaths and abuse of the respirator to get the extra$$$$ and the
pharmaceutical companies finally realizing we aren't falling for the
crap and we aren't taking the poisonous shot is going to bring this to
an end.  It is about time.  When the socialist pushing demos finally
realize we didn't buy it and we are not giving up our gun and right to
free speech or taking their rushed and deadly vaccine, they will lay
down and let America get back to work.  Elections are getting close and
they need to clean up their image and the mess they made.  The out of
control rioting morons who are destroying their own towns, their places
of business and murdering innocent police officers and bystander is all
because of the blown up rights for me and only me boo hoo. Poor me! I
would rather be in a gang, do drugs and steal from others than do an
honest hard days work!
As for the virus, be honest brothers. You know it is true. Look around
every single day at work. How many guys have on mask and gloves. How
many guys are using the hand sanitizer. How many guys are still getting
up on the engines and sterilizing them like it their last breath they
are going to take.  IT AINT HAPPENING!
There are thousands upon thousands of railroad workers. All crafts! How
many have actually had to be off and hospitalized for this deadly
virus???? How many!  Railroad workers know the truth. We are essential
and have been working our asses off day in and day out together because
of the furloughed men put on the street. We are up each other butts. We
aren't falling down sick. We aren't dying in the streets, in the
cabs, in the yards or in the hotels!  The game is over. Its time to get
back to work. Get our 401k back up where they were. Get our fellow
brothers back to work to feed and cloth their families.  ITs time for
this sham to stop.

Name: Blood transfusions
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 01 June 2020

All these hacks from CN got a blood transfusion from, guess who HH. They
are watching  everything to see where they can cut jobs etc. And another
thing they will not leave management in one place to long. They will put
the new guy in a terminal to be a bigger prick than the person he
replaced. I said on here before study your collective agreement and all
rules and company policies, because these hacks will try and pull you
out of service for anything. They got away with lots of it at CN CP and
know the only recourse you have is filing a grievance that will take
months years to resolve, and the only thing you can refuse is unsafe
dangerous work. These fucks are not there for your benefit they are
there to get more work out of you and cut more jobs.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 01 June 2020

Whatís up with Castle the new trainmaster at Ashtabula, I hear heís a
real dickwad and he just started. I guess hiring anyone with a little
backbone, and morals isnít an option anymore.

Name: L00TY
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 01 June 2020

He could always get his loot on if his cash flow is weak.  Opportunity
knocks!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 31 May 2020

Being a manager doesnít pay Joe Berry enough.

Name: AVON
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 31 May 2020

If Joe Barry is coming back as Assistant Sup.      Where is Martin White
going????

Name: HR 1748 SAFE FREIGHT ACT 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 31 May 2020

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, or CARES Act
authorized a ďrecovery paymentĒ for unemployed railroad workers in the
amount of $1,200 per 2-week registration period. After making necessary
programming changes to its claims processing systems, the U.S. Railroad
Retirement Board (RRB) started making the payments on the evening of
May 28.

In the initial round of processing, the agency made retroactive
payments of $1,200 per 2-week registration period to individuals who
had previously filed claims beginning on or after April 1. Those
individuals had previously received unemployment insurance (UI)
benefits in the amount of $733.98 to most claimants. The RRB estimates
that the total amount of retroactive payments will be about $32
million. While the regular UI amount of $733.98 is reduced from $780
due to sequestration, the additional $1,200 recovery payment is not
subject to reduction. However, it is subject to income taxation and
garnishment for tax and other legally established debt.

Once these payments are completed, the RRB plans to start paying the
additional $1,200 for new benefit claims the following day. The
additional amount is payable on claims for days of unemployment through
the 2-week claim period beginning July 31, 2020.

The CARES Act includes an appropriation of $425 million to pay for this
added recovery payment. If these funds are exhausted before August 13,
the end of the last eligible registration period, the added payment
will no longer apply.

The CARES Act also authorized payment of extended benefits to rail
workers who received UI benefits between July 1, 2019, and June 30,
2020. The RRB started paying the extended UI benefits on May 11, once
again beginning with retroactive payments to individuals who had
previously exhausted their regular UI benefits, before moving on to new
claims.

The final piece of the CARES Act for the RRB is the elimination of a
1-week waiting period to receive benefits funded by an additional $50
million appropriation to cover this provision. The agency continues to
diligently work on the needed programming for this provision, and hopes
to have it completed in the near future. Again, the agency will
initially make retroactive payments to individuals who had previously
submitted UI claims before quickly moving on to processing new claims
without the waiting period.

The RRB identified any eligible employees who previously received UI
benefits for days of unemployment after April 1, 2020, so that the
payments could be issued without the employee submitting additional
information. For initial claims in the coming months, employees are
encouraged to file them online through myRRB on the agency website,
RRB.gov.

Since RRB offices are currently closed to the public due to the
pandemic, railroad employees are encouraged to file for UI benefits by
setting up an online myRRB account if they have not already done so.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 31 May 2020

Joe Berry is a great guy.

 In all areas of life not just the workplace, holding grudges or
harvesting anger is a complete waste of time and energy. I can respect
a man for doing his job, especially someone like Joe who knows how to
do his job. One of the most adept and situationally aware guys i have
ever met on the railroad. Runs a great train and a team player. If you
cant run a great train and be a team player you deserve to be fired.
Troy Dobson was a great guy too. B.workman haha he is a different
story.

come to work on time, work safely, follow instructions, and they cant
say anything to you.

Name: eng
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 31 May 2020

ME

Your so full of shit.  Berry is not going to up in for Assist. Sup.. In
fact, he was going to leave earlier but had some medical issues and
needed to stay for insurance. He is getting the hell out when he can
just like the rest of us who have seen the writing on the wall. This
company sucks the life out of you and your family. The pay is good but
at what cost. You dignity and your health and your families suffer for
it. No one should be treated like a dog for the almighty buck.

Name: Me
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 31 May 2020

You  fellow Avon guys bitching about management at Avon have short
memories. How about when Berry, Cook and Reed were all managers at the
same time. Talk about a group of Lowlife POS mangers. Nobody, I mean
nobody has charged and terminated more decent employees for Petty
Chickenshit things than Berry.  Word has it, he is in talks to become
the next Asst. Supt.

Name: Nuts
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Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 30 May 2020

Csx does not care it is about share holder value, I had 35 years in the
rr yards. And in most cases when you called for rr police the
trespassers etc. Where long gone. If the rr has a fire they use the
local fire department, they donít have fire station in each terminal. A
lot of times local  police handled serious problems,it is just csx
looking to cut overhead and it is not going to stop there. I donít
agree with it but itís the future.

Name: M&W
E-mail: 
Employed as: M of W, for 20-30 years
Posted: 30 May 2020

CSX COP


You are frickin nuts.  You obviously are a foamer and don't know a
thing about the rail yards.  There is no way in hell the camera's are
going to protect anyone especially at night. They cant see all over the
yard and they sure the hell can't see down into the tracks where the
conductors and engineers are working. EVERY SINGLE DAY trespassers
drive through the yards.  When I was at Avon yard it was a daily
occurrence for someone to cut through from one side to the other. I
have seen thousands of foreigners and what we call towel heads driving
through.  Every day trespasser. As for cops, the other poster is right.
The FRA still has jurisdiction in and out of the yards. Guess Im going
half to call the FRA and see what is going on. This Boychuck character
will be surprised when I call the railroad police when I see suspicious
foreigners on the property and they call the local authorities or show
up themselves.

Name: Csx cops
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 30 May 2020

To outfit cop car plus new vehicle $100000.00 plus maintance insurance.
The salary and benefits for one cop huge cost. And they have to replace
vehicles all the time. Video cameras can monitor yards as well as
employees. Accidents state local federal police can do that work. And
even if they billed csx for the hours of investigations it is a big big
savings to csx. Smart move by csx to gain shareholder value.

Name: HA!
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Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 30 May 2020

NO WAY!


What authority does Boychuck have to supposedly fire the Federal
Railroad police. He doesn't have that kind of power. He sure the hell
has no jurisdiction over the local police force either. CSX property is
regulated by the Feds but it is a privately owned company,  It is not a
government owned company. The Federal railroad police have jurisdiction
over the railroads when it comes to safety.

Who comes up with this shit. Where is this in writing?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 30 May 2020

CSX police... might as well be unicorn groomers.

 I like this Boychuk guy, now as soon as he realizes he doesn't need
an assistant superintendent anywhere in the system he can promote the
most senior trainmasters to a position entitled CTO -Chief
transportation officer. 

Give them a shit ton more work for the same pay and save csx a couple
mil.

Name: Joe
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 30 May 2020

With all of the riots and looting going on, I mean peaceful protesting
by concerned citizens, what is CSX doing to keep their crews safe when
this "peaceful protesting by concerned citizens" is going on?  

I understand that Jamie Boy ordered the firing of CSX's entire police
force to save money, then hired 9 guys off the street to cover the
entire CSX territory.  Nothing against these guys currently working,
but 9 guys to cover the entire 2100 miles of rail doesn't really
scream "safety first"

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 29 May 2020

Ah yes M.White Avon Asst. Superintendent

This guy doesnít realize that he will be fired before most of us. One
of his biggest flaws is that he talks too much. Whenever you hear
anything inappropriate out of his mouth go straight to ethics. The word
ďfuckĒ (one of his favorites is ďmotherfuckerĒ) can be considered to be
sexual harassment. Martin speaks ill of not only crews and employees
under his lead-but also his Bosses-report it all. This manager creates
hostile,unsafe, and uncomfortable work environment with his speech.
Hope he enjoys his time in Avon because he wonít be a manager for too
long. When the trainmasters turn against him he will suffer the same
fate as every other manager that has done a tour in Avon.

As previously stated DO NOT cut any corners. Follow the rule book to
the best of your ability and when unsure take the safest course. Have
actual job briefings on the radio or in person with your conductor or
engineer. We as railroaders have more resources available to us than
management can use against us. 

Any time you are working as an RCO the Good Faith Challenge is your
best friend. Donít be scared of a guy that is going to ďmotherfuckĒ
himself out of his job.

Name: conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 29 May 2020

AVON CREWS!


Watch out. The new sheriff in town( Assist. Super.) in trying to make a
name for himself and writing tickets to everyone he can. They are
twisting words in the rule book and handing out charges without proof.
If it isn't on camera and you aren't able to demand a view of the
video you are guilty until proven innocent.  This is old school NS and
CN harassment. 
They are running scared. The work force is so low they cant afford to
have anyone mark off or get hurt. They are so behind they want crews
scared to death to slow down or lay down on them for running them into
the ground.  

STAND YOUR GROUND. TAKE YOUR TIME AND FOLLOW EVERY RULE TO THE LETTER.
YOU HAVE A RIGHT TO A GOOD FAITH CHALLENGE WHEN THEY ORDER YOU TO CUT
CORNERS TO SAVE TIME. YOU HAVE A RIGHT TO CALL THE FRA AND USDOT. PUT
IN CLAIMS FOR EVERY SINGLE CONTRACT VIOLATION. REPORT ALL STATE AND
COUNTY LAW VIOLATIONS. CALL THE EPA IF YOU SEE VIOLATIONS. DONT LET
THEM INTIMIDATE YOU. THIS IS NOT THE TIME TO RUN SCARED. THEY KNOW
CREWS STILL HAVE FAMILY MEMBERS WHO HAVE NOT GONE BACK TO WORK OR  HAVE
NOT FOUND A NEW JOB. THEY ARE USING THE LOCK DOWN TO THEIR ADVANTAGE.
THEY ARE COUNTING ON EVERYONE TO BE SCARED FOR THEIR JOBS. THIS IS
NOTHING MORE THAN A FORM OF MENTAL HARRASMENT AND ABUSE.
DO NOT BE AFRAID TO WHISTLEBLOW. IF THERE WAS EVER A TIME TO STICK
TOGETHER IT IS NOW. THE UNIONS DONT HAVE YOUR BACK. YOU HAVE TO TAKE
CARE OF THINGS YOURSELF.

Name: Cn people
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 27 May 2020

Cn was the first rr that hh hit hard, trained all his hacks there. Then
CP hh had creel as side kick now ceo. They took out a third of
employees at each rr, the cn gang is there to cut jobs. They are using
hh playbook they think they can turn csx into a cn or cp, but your
track layout not the same as in Canada. They will fail trying to make
csx into a cn cp   But they are using shareholders money trying, they
get a good ride out of it while they are there. Like it was said the
first week hh took over csx, save your money as a buffer you could be
next to get cut. The guys left they going to whip you, I lived threw it
not a joke.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 27 May 2020

So then CN folks just keep coming in,        Why are they hiring these
retards,        CSX when will you ever learn,     This is the USA,   
Not Canada!!      Are you trying to run this shit hole into the ground.

Name: Grievances
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 27 May 2020

Again if you are affected, read your collective agreement. If they are
going outside of the collective agreement file a grievance and let it
go threw the system. You have nothing to lose , and could be successful
and made whole. You have the right to use the system your entitled to.
If your not willing to fight back they will just keep doing the same
thing over and over. In my three decades on the rr I won every
grievance, because I new they where acting outside the collective
agreement, and the arbitrator follows the contract to the letter. Itís
not hard to do folks ten minutes of your time.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 26 May 2020

No, all Iím saying is JJ Harris is the cutest railroader in the history
of iron wheels on iron rails.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 26 May 2020

Are you volunteering your services as ponce?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 26 May 2020

Itís ok weather is nicer now go find moderate activity corner and sell
your butt.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 26 May 2020

It will be a better furlough if the rrb ever figures out how to pay that
extra money!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 25 May 2020

nothing like getting paid to NOT come to work. Best furlough ever.

Name: Corrupt regime
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 25 May 2020

My llast three years as a rr, hh was ceo. We only did what we where
required to do nothing more nothing less. Because if you stepped
outside the box to help the company you could get hurt, or they would
nail you for working outside of your assigned duties. Then they
automatically took you for a piss test and your where out of service
until an investigation was conducted. And they did this for any little
thing. It was harrassment plain and simple. And most employees got
there turn at being pulled out of service, they had so many pulled out
of service they where short staffed they did not care. A TM would last
an average of seven weeks before he quit or was fired. Your work
atmosphere was so tense that you could of cut it with a knife. Foote
learned all the tricks hh used. Your lucky hh is still not running the
place you all dodged a bullit. Do your job they pay you for nothing
more nothing less, be carefull what you say to management they are all
looking for gradification from the top. They now eat there own like
never before. The money is good you just have to learn how to deal with
the stress while on the job. And like the last poster said educate your
self with collective agreement and rules , knowledge is power.

Name: Lloyd
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for 20-30 years
Posted: 25 May 2020

First of all, the notion of a LC or union leader being tossed in jail
has to go out of the window for a wildcat strike to even be successful.
 This has to start through the collective voice of an abused workforce
that has to be mutually agreed upon between terminals.  There is a way
to go about this and be successful it's just that too many people are
scared to miss that big mortgage or truck payment.  It isn't just
that.  Some have a twisted loyalty towards this railroad for some odd
reason because they know options are slim in many of these areas
railroads call home terminals.  
Eventually enough people will get tired and hold the feet to the fire. 
But who will you blame?  Your unions for not doing enough or the
company's never ending quest for excessive profit?  That is the game
being played in America.  And as much as I hate to say it, the workers
will continue to be abused until there is a leader who can rally
working men together to fight for a bigger piece of the pie.

Name: EXHR
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 25 May 2020

Railroaders


 You know why you are not allowed to strike. No need to cover that. 
What you have forgotten is that you are an ESSENTIAL employee. You have
to work. You were issued a written statement to show the local
authorities that you have a right to be traveling on the roads during
quarantine.  Think about this! 

Your union agreement states that the carrier will employee/staff enough
men to cover anticipated shortages such as vacation, personal, daily
vacation and SICK leave. 

The carrier has used the coronavirus as a tool to cut the workforce to
the bone. Yes, in their defense they have had a drastic reduction in
freight. However, they knew very well that there was the possibility
that employees may become sick or have family members who may need to
be hospitalized or need home care after being stricken with the virus.
What part of anticipating the fact that there may be extra men taking
sick days did they not understand? Instead of cutting it to the bone,
they should have reduced the workforce gradually while monitoring the
amount of employees who actually marked off medical. This way there
would not be a massive shortage and violations of your union agreement.
They know what they did and are doing at this moment. 
They took advantage of a situation that should have been viewed as a
potential overload on existing employees in the field. They cut the fat
on their bottom line(operating cost) at the expense of the employee out
in the field. Your safety and quality of life were tossed out the door
to save the bottom line of the company. The carrier was well aware this
was just temporary. The entire nation knew it was not going to last.
When a company cuts so deep that it is forced to violate all negotiated
agreements to stay afloat, it has not only mismanaged its assets but it
is sending a clear message that it is unstable. Your unions dropped the
ball on this one. Not only the unions but the FRA! The fact that they
even considered allowing the carrier to temporarily set aside existing
hours of service laws to over use manpower just shows that the health
and welfare of the working employees is the last thing the FRA is even
worried about. Employees are not mules. The bottom dollar of the rail
industry should not nor should it ever trump the rights of the
employees to work and live in a safe and hazardous free environment.
There is no doubt that this horrible situation was used to the
advantage of the investors and should have been battled from day one by
your respective unions. Think about this the next time you have
elections in your unions.  Maybe it is time that you cleaned up the
union swamp!

Name: Engineer
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 25 May 2020

HEY PUNKED


So what the hell was the point of your post? Well????? I didn't see a
thing in it that was the least bit helpful or educational for any of
the brothers. That is all you got to say? Have you won any claims? Do
you even submit any. You got anything useful to say? I seriously doubt
it.

SSA AGREEMENT:   Article 50-A More than one class of service(A loop
hole to punk)

Engineers in any class of road service may be required to perform two
or more classes of road service in a day or trip.
Paragraph E: This article does not involve the combining of road with
yard service nor modify or set aside.
3- Terminal switching and/or special terminal allowance articles.


So when you come in after working a road switcher job for 9 hours you
are not required to get on yard power and work a damn yard switcher
job(puller or hump) or hostel power to build outbound trains, or work
clean up tracks.  
Put in a claim for this crap. Especially if you work out of the Avon
big 4 yard. They are raping the hell out of these jobs!

Article 57-Road service

Section 3-C: Locals WILL NOT BE USED to relieve hours of service crews
So when you come in from switching industries all day and they punk you
to drag in trains because they cut the manpower to the point they have
no one to work, PUT IN THE FRICKIN CLAIM!

Doesn't matter if you think you will get paid or not. Start the paper
trail. Put the union on notice this crap is happening. When they deny
the claim send it up the chain. When they sit on their arsses and do
nothing about it then you have grounds to start a petition requesting
action and answers. 
Jeez people. You have a union constitution. Read it. You pay them to do
a job for you. They work for you. You don't work for them. There are
numerous federal laws that protect union members in the United States
from abuse of corrupt unions. Learn a little. Try reading. Think
outside of the box.

Name: Contract
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 24 May 2020

And just remember no union leader is going to give a directive to have a
wildcat strike , because you have a contract. And if he did he would go
to prison and the fine would break the union.

Name: Ring leader
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 24 May 2020

We did the wild cat strike shut the place down for 48 hours. The
ringleaders where found out , threw another ring leader that flipped on
every buddy. They where all fired with cause. The rat kept his job but
got him couple years later. The only thing you can do is file
grievances of violations. You will most likely get paid, remember it is
shareholders money that they are using. They pull people out of service
for nothing to instill fear. The employee is returned to work with back
pay, just a short vacation. But again csx is using shareholders money.
Hh ended up paying 87% of all grievances and the men where reinstated.
Talk about lost production, but the fear and intimidation worked on
lots. They purposely violate the collective agreement, knowing the only
recourse is a grievance they might have to pay out. But most get shit on
and just take it and donít file any paper work because they are lazy.
From day one all should of put grievances in. That is the only system
you have to work with, and that is life on the rr. Management want to
cause agrivation, and they will keep doing it because it costs them
nothing. I lived threw it and that is all the pushback a guy had was to
be made whole threw grievance system. Csx is going to try and out
perform the quarter before the last one. It will get worse before it
ever gets better if that is possible.

Name: Lloyd
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for 20-30 years
Posted: 24 May 2020

Union brothers and sisters the time to strike with or without union
support is now.  If the people keep putting up with the abuse there
will be even less sympathy after this pandemic because you can hear the
screams already...you should be lucky you have a job!! That's all the
general public understands.  They don't see the abuse.  They don't
see the contract violations this company commits day in and day out. 
Some of your own union brothers call you cry babies while this company
drills you from behind because they're too incompetent too know
they're even getting fucked!! I understand it's a scary time to stand
up but when you have a company that can't even give you any kind of
dignity it's time to step up together as brothers or disband and go
home.  Our economy depends on goods and services and without these
trains and trucks it will stop.  People can argue on here all day about
how you can't strike but it's as easy as getting most local chairmen
to call a wildcat for 3 weekends in a row.  Let them accumulate points
and fire everyone.  Then the policy will have to change.  This company
has no limits to their greed and foul treatment of human beings.  I
wonder when CSX did all those personality tests that they knew enough
men wouldn't have a spine to stand up to their bullshit. It's time to
do something...anything...to make them understand.

Name: Trades
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 24 May 2020

We tried to warn you, they did this to us when  hh came to cn cp. your
just figuring this out now. I posted on here what they did to us, and I
said Foote was trained by hh. Get use to it or get out if your young
enough. And this virus issues is going to give them an excuse to
tighter the screws even more. They been doing this at cn cp  for 3.5
years now.

Name: PUNKED
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 24 May 2020

BLAH BLAH Trade

You talk all this blow hard shit about nothing that anyone wants to
talk about,

What we need to be doing is coming on here and posting everything we
know about the way they are raping the living shit out of our union
agreements now. It is like Hunter Harrison is back from the damn grave.
They are bringing in these CN dogs and they are violating the hell out
of everything. Since when does a road switcher have to come in off the
road and flat switch out a yard with yard crews working. Since when
does a local job get in and half to go out and dog catch hour of
service road trains. Since when is a train crew supposed to come in and
take their power to the house to be dropped off and serviced, and
instead half to tear it apart and rebuild it for another outbound
train. What the hell is going on here!!!! WTF!
What we need is people to start posting on here all the crap they are
doing and what claim codes we all need for every stinking violation
they are pulling now. we all need to put claims in even if you don't
think it will get paid. Once we get enough in we can petition the
unions to give us some answers as what the hell they are doing about
it. If they want to blow us off, its time to change unions. Vote them
out and go with a new one. This raping the agreements because these
cheap SOB's don't want to call people back to cover their shortages
is pure bullshit and the unions know it. They need to step up to the
plate. This all sucks and we need to be reporting to each other what
they pulling and what claim codes need to be used for each. We need to
stick together on this one, All divisions as one of the crap!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 23 May 2020

jim.

Freight railroads are profitable even with furloughs, notice how
freight railroads don't need a covid bailout.This is business as usual
and still turning profit.

Name: RRJim
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 23 May 2020

LE < than a year

Railroad, trucking etc.. is based on traffic business. When it's
slowed down furloughs. My last 20+ years on the railroad they found
ways to downsize again. Longer hauls with ID runs, today it's longer
trains. I have a CSX crossing about 5 miles from the house. I see the
200+ car trains. I was around in the '80s & '90s when they did away
with the caboose, 2 brakemen, locomotive fireman, roundhouses, clerks,
moved to centralized dispatching & crew calling etc.. Railroad yards
were like a little town people everywhere and overnight they became
ghost towns.

Name: Trading
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 23 May 2020

There are great stocks out there folks, instead of that new truck. Start
a trading account it is not that hard. Or go threw broker but if you
invest in the right stocks today you could make some good money. You
say you hate it there. Well now is your chance to build your fiuture
wealth. If you can count to ten, you can manage your own trading
account a good book to start with is trading for dummies. Snooze you
loose.

Name: Dum azz
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 22 May 2020

so ...  Aptitude test... do you know how to make  Babbitt bearing
material and use the bearing scraper to fit it

Name: Aptitude test
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 22 May 2020

You can go to a trade trade school take aptitude test and they can give
you general idea what you would be suited for. Plumbing accountant etc.
One thing I know about the railroad threw technological advances, it
replaces men. When we went from the plain bearing to roller bearing
many got layed off. So if your a young person and want to do something
else there are grants etc. Itís your life you only get one round.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 22 May 2020

Most all of my peers outside of the railroad make substantially more
money than I do.  My buddies working in tech and finance make more than
double what I do in my better years.  They work in clean offices, are
home nights and weekends, and have benefits like you couldn't imagine.
 Their lifetime earnings smoke ours and they will retire with a level of
wealth and a lifestyle we can't touch.  

I know railroading works out for some of you, but there are a bunch of
people here who have pigeonholed themselves in a dead end career.
 You guys could have amounted to more and lived better doing it.

If csx looks like success to you, then great, this might be all you're
good for.  Many of you could do better, and you are still young enough
to do it.

Name: Self employed
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 22 May 2020

I posted on here before that a journeyman  welder from car shop quit.
Went on his own made great money when he was working. He had to bid on
jobs and travel. He got sick of it and was lucky he was rehired in the
car shop. If you have a trade you can make good money if you work for
yourself. If you work for a company you get trade wages, and most
likely work days weekends off. If your layed off go to a trade fair,
and you can find out lots. I was off many times as a rr made it to the
finish line. Itís the good life now. The grass is not always greener on
the other side of the fence, the rr never bounced a cheque.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 22 May 2020

RRJim

Furloughs are completely unnecessary  in this day and age on the
railroad. Most industries consider furloughs as a last resort because 
of the negative effects it has on morale and accounting. Covid aside,
only the freight railroads furlough. Some freight companies have signed
Ďno furloughí agreements wherein employees never have to worry about
losing income-but these are bargained agreements. CSX makes billions
after costs so there is no excuse for it. 

$100k made on the railroad cant touch $60k made with your own business.
The retirement that you speak of is an intangible asset. Unless you
retire and start collecting benefits, you cannot rely on it. Even if
you do retire you cannot quantify how long you will receive it before
you expire. Chase the carrot, or grow your own apples.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 22 May 2020

Anytime is a good time to quit csx.  Plenty of other places have
benefits and better earning potential.  If I could re-live the years
spent at csx, I would gladly swap RR retirement for a combination of
higher earning potential, a well matched 401k, and disciplined
investments.  This job isn't all that.  If you live near any kind of
big population center and are willing to improve yourself, you can do
better than this.  I bought the hype and then made the lazy choice to
waste too many of my working years here.  Some of you guys can't do
better than csx, but many of you are bright, intelligent, and
interesting people who have much to offer and can become more than
this.  

The lack of quality in your career means that your employer doesn't
have to compete very hard with other firms for your labor.  Do you
really want to be a commodity that employers won't compete for?

Name: RRJim
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 22 May 2020

Furloughs have been a part of railroading since it began. Now sure how
it works these days but they use to hire 10 hoping 2 would stay. Some
quit after a few days, some never came back from furloughs, and some
didn't belong on the railroad. Not to many if any places you can make
decent money, have health care for the family, and a decent pension.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 22 May 2020

To all the furloughed guys and girls, now is a great time to evaluate
your life choices and decisions and chart a more secure course for the
future. Cities and states will pay you to obtain certifications such as
CDLís, nursing opportunities, aircraft maintenance, and:or college
educations. All these certifications can enable you to build your own
businesses.

Work for yourself not the man. Railroad money is highly taxed and (as
we currently see) not guaranteed. You can do more with $60k made with
your own business than $100k made on the railroad. 

There is no need to go back to CSX when this all ends. 

Nothing worth having comes easy, only the strong survive. Take a leap
and see where you land. Would be a shame to make it through this virus
only to couple yourself between to empty bad order box cars. 

THE WORLD IS YOURS!TAKE IT!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 22 May 2020

RE:Delusional

fallacy: a mistaken belief, especially one based on unsound argument.

Your exaggerated post falls in line with the fake news media. You
attempt to apply reason to a false statement which invalidates the
point you were trying to make. 

ďRussia Brazil etc. canít dig graves fast enoughĒ. Where did you pull
this from? The anus or the air? 

You are an idiot. Keep running trains because blowing the horn and
ringing the bell are the closest to intelligence you will ever reach.

Name: XLC
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 21 May 2020

Employees marked of for confirmed Corvid-19.

They show up as 01-EM on the lay-off board.

Those in contact but no confirmed are 00-Em on lay-off board.

Name: Delusional
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 21 May 2020

The person that said, there is no danger with viruse is nuts. Russia
Brazil etc canít dig graves fast enough. Protect yourself this lockdown
is just to slow down the spread so it does not overwhelm hospitals and
other systems. Donít let your guard down.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 21 May 2020

If you are so worried about contracting the rona-stay home! 

If you believe that the virus is out to get you, stay in your house and
donít come out until next year! (Or after Election Day)

Name: HR 1748 Safe Freight act 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 21 May 2020

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Name: conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 20 May 2020

Family


Guys in the railroad are like hen on the fence. They talk louder than
any woman ever could. As far as Avon is concerned there is one guy off
for being exposed to someone and rumors are 2 reported sick. We all
heard there were 2 in Chicago and one in Evansville. That is all we are
hearing. That last poster was right. We aren't having any outbreaks in
this industry around our 3 surrounding divisions(GreatLakes, Chicago
and Nashville). We aren't wearing mask, gloves and we are sharing
locomotive cabs and vans. We aren't falling down sick. The feds want
the numbers up for vaccination purposes. We aren't having it at the
railroads. we know we aren't getting sick and it isn't running
rampant out here.

Name: Stats
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 20 May 2020

They will not use confidential if formation of employees medical status.
This is a good way to hide infected employee numbers. Itís play it down
time now!

Name: Family
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 1-10 years
Posted: 20 May 2020

Workers



I have heard that there has only been 2 men reported as being off work
at Avon yard because they were exposed by someone outside of work. Does
anyone know if this is true? How many railworkers are there in Avon
Indiana? My guess is over 500. All departments may add up to more. How
many have really been off for having the virus?

Name: conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 20 May 2020

Brothers


I have been surfing and looking for days on all the sites I can that
will up to date info on how many railroad employees have actually been
infected with the coronavirus and have actually been off on medical and
being treated.  I cant find a single thing. I don't think the
government wants anyone to know how little it is effecting our industry
even though we never wear mask or gloves. We don't do social distancing
and supervisors never wear mask. We hand off paper orders all day long
and no one is wearing gloves.  This is a major joke and all of us
working on the railroad know what is true.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 19 May 2020

oh damn you guys
sad news
we just lost a relief board conductor in ohio, 
wife said she knew he was dead, because the remote had fell out his
hand...

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 19 May 2020

Where the heck is sleepy Joe Biden , havenít heard a peep out of him .
They hiding him so he wonít say anything crazy . He a nut job .

Name: Bring em Back
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 19 May 2020

Practice what I preach.

Today was a fine example:

Early AM Sunrise....CSX calling...left it go to voicemail then
listeneed to message.

Mr. "Bring 'em Back" we are running a roster for an engineer for
local L110 on duty in 2 hours...

1. L110 is a at DIFFERENT Major supply point terminal(AAA 5) from where
I currently work (AAA 75) and would require a 90 minute deadhead in my
personal vehicle at straight time...before I would turn a wheel so I
get in essence a 3.5 hour call.(90 minutes paod plus code 90 mileage)

2. Im working a big $$$ long pool and am between trips so this would be
xtra $$$ and I could work this and be rested to work my next turn no
prob.

3. The L110 WAS a regular assigned dayshift local with Fri/Sat off that
was abolished 2 weeks ago along with another 1 1st shift job.  The Jax
brain trust stated they would call the L110 Su-Tu-Th and the other job
Mo-We-Fr off the XB AS NEEDED because business levels.

4. The CSX Crew Mgt brain trust, seeing the slow down in Extraboard
starts 2 weeks ago,cut the boards protecting this work by a third the
same day L123 was abolished. So with the 2 assigned jobs cut and 2
extraboard positions cut...6 more were furloughed....on top of the
dozens already.

5. Today powers that be decided L110 was needed...exbs exhausted...an
infobot roster call went out 6 times for approx 3 hours with no takers
before the callers mannually began calling us at the next nearest
supply point AAA 75.

6. It was raining at my house and was forcast to do so all day, so I
had no plans and couldn't work outside...I was free, Pre-Rona, I would
have taken the call. 

7. I Estimate with pay, deadheads, "normal" overtime of aporox 2 hrs,
and automiles I look left $695 on the table.

8. After sunrise, 2 hrs later, CSX calling was on the VM
again..."Still looking for an EN for L110...

9. 20 minutes later...job was annulled...CO got a called and not used
and a days pay seeing as he was on duty when they called me the first
time...so he got his.

10. PRACTICE WHAT I PREACH...FOR ALL YOU HATERS, CREWROOM LOUDMOUTHS,
RR WANNABES  ASK YOURSELVES...DO YOU?

BLESS YOUR HEART.

Name: NURSE
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 19 May 2020

Engineers and Conductors


Think real long and hard about this!!!

Look around at work. How many of you are wearing a mask at work. How
many of you are wearing them on the Locomotives with each other. How
many of you wear them to the hotel and in the transport wagons. I can
pretty much say with confidence you aren't seeing it. BE HONEST!  How
many men roll in on a deadhead or a train and have a mask on. You are
not following social distancing either. You have 3 men in a locomotive
cab qualifying on territories. You sit right across from each other in
the crew rooms, all closer than 6 feet apart. 

Now, ask yourself this question.... Why hasn't there been a wave of
infections in the railroad industry. Why hasn't there been a wave of
infections with the cab drivers who have several of you in the cabs at
the same time. How come there hasn't been a wave??

How about your signal maintainers.  How about your track workers. How
about all of your departments that are sharing trucks to ride in. Look
at your trainmasters. How many of them are wearing gloves and mask. I
bet your lucky to see one!  

Because it is not as bad as they want to let on. Because the virus is
taking people down who have weak immune systems or existing medical
problems.   Think about it people .  How come the railroad industry in
not rampant with the virus. The essential employees who have been
working in close contact with each other since this all started! It is
an overblown political stunt and no one really knows what the motive
is.  Maybe to force vaccines on the American people to help the big
Pharma investors get rich. Maybe it is to create an overblown damage
report to toss on China. Lets not forget Trump wants China to pay the
bill for all damages from the Virus. If there is a motive many of us
believe it would be to send a massive bill to China.
The proof is in your work place and your industry. Look at it! Open
your eyes!

Name: hey you
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 19 May 2020

Trump is a leader given to us by God. He has a low cost generic malaria
drug thatís a vaccine for fake Covid19. It is now safe to enter a meat
packing plant and tell foreign workers to get the hell out of the
country. Homo liberal democrats want railroaders to pay a tax so they
can give someone else something for free. Trump is gonna put a stop to
that shit. Trump wants 5 man crews and no TO. He wants us to run at
track speed. Jobs jobs jobs. #MAGA

Name: Benefits
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 18 May 2020

When the benefits run out for thirty five million unemployed, and no job
to go back to going to hurt lots. I guess they will have to apply for
welfare. If there is a second wave of the virus there is no plan B.

Name: pcc
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 17 May 2020

i dont guess trainfolk get that extra 600 bucks a week in unemployment
from the chinese flu.

Name: 60 minutes
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 17 May 2020

60 minute interview get this, predicted 25% unemployment!

Name: Bring em Back
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 16 May 2020

To Invest....

Spoken like a true 500 Water Street waste of skin.  Transportation IS
WHAT WE DO! If there are NO T&E, NO MOW, NO Mech, NO C&S, NO Dispatch,
there is NO BUSINESS PURE AND SIMPLE.  This company can and will
survive with way less Officials and Management (especially folks in
Corporate and 50% less in the field.) 

  One of UPS/Teamster agreement in the 2000s, making workers more
responsible for their jobs, basically decimated UPS management. Not to
mention the advent of computers, bar-codes, automated sortation
systems.

Heroes Fund money for US ESSENTIAL FIELD EMPLOYEES!!!

 $0 dollars for those with bonus plans and corporate pensions that have
been at home doing very little...don't you think FOOTE, WALLACE, AND
BOYCHUCK haven't noticed that the company runs fine without the
bloated Safety-Rules department, Employee development group, and the
RFE group sitting on their hands at home watching the small percentage
of locomotives with cameras everyday these last 7 weeks????

You just wait, the next round of "trimming" will see half the JAX
hangers on, out on their A$$E$$

Name: Capitalism
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 16 May 2020

Threw payroll deduction I own rr stock sold it did good. Capitalism if
the little guy plays his cards right you can make good money on your
investment. One thing with capitalism. They try to do better than the
quarter before, and will do anything to accomplish that. But know with
this corona 19 virus, it is not going away for years. The earliest for
vaccine is 18 months if a miracle happens. But not likely doctors have
said, the economy is in limbo China hated by the whole world now. They
said 31 companies are pulling out of China coming back to the west.
India is going to replace China manufacturing goods. So it is going to
take time for these products to be moved in North America. But again
ceo and upper management are going crazy because they have to get
creative now to try and show Wall Street each quarter is going to be
better. And they will keep making cuts until they can come up with the
number they need. Who knows what the outcome is going to be we have not
been in this territory before.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 15 May 2020

CSX is like Poison Candy:

Attractive on the outside,    Nothing but poison on the Inside!!!!!

Name: Hungry
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 15 May 2020

I just saw on the gateway that there is going to be an online cooking
seminar for Filipino cooking.  TEAMS on the 21st at 4pm.  Go on the
gateway to get the ingredients list.  Yummy!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 15 May 2020

whats up you broke azzholes?

Name: To invest
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 14 May 2020

You left out that no matter what the numbers are each quarter , the ceo
never takes a hit on his wages, or stock options. And if the board
wants they still can approve bonuses. Ceo of Boeing never wanted to
spend the money to train pilots on the new operating skills needed to
fly modified plane. Many people lost there life the ceo was fired and
sent packing with millions of dollars. The reality the prick should be
sitting in prison. Itís to bad the securities commission , does not
expose all the lies and doctoring of the books. It is not factual
information being reported to shareholders which is also criminal
practice that these companies like csx get away with.

Name: Invest
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 14 May 2020

Bring em back


APRIL 27th 2020....CSX said its operating ratio set a class 1 railroad
first-quarter record of 58.7 improving from 59.5 in the PRIOR YEAR!

OPERATING RATIO!  What do you think that means. In an easy way to
understand, it basically means the company is saying even though sales
and revenue are DOWN they will be able to maintain profitability.

So how do you think they are coming up with this public announcement if
guys are furloughed and on the street. How are they able to claim this
just a little over  2 weeks ago when people were sent home before then.
You think not answering the phone right now is going to hurt them????
Trump is ordering people back to work. There is no way in hell CSX is
going to let the numbers slide in this next quarter. If the freight
slows down they will find a way to cut somewhere else in the company.
You T&E guys think you are the sole bread and butter of this company.
Guess what. You are not. They will find a way to cook the books or what
ever they need to do to show the investors that they are still
profitable. If you don't want more people in T&E put out to pasture
then you better show you are a profitable asset. The ones left standing
at this moment can be cut. They can get rid of your 120,000 butt and
more than make up the loss of you before the end of the next quarter.
What is it with you guys. You think for one moment the investors or
even the board of directors look at how many trains run out of your
terminal every day? Make me laugh. They sit at the round table and look
at the bottom dollar. They look at profits and loss. Then they order the
lower level cronies to cut the fat! If it means shutting down a yard for
2 weeks and saving a 1 million dollar electric bill, then so be it. If
it means doubling up trains, shopping power and cutting back on the
maintenance bill then so be it. Look at the big picture. Employees are
nothing more than expendable assets. You are given and employee ID
number and that is what you are. If you are costing them too much money
then you are a negative expense. This is why you have an attendance
policy from hell.

Name: Bring em Back
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 13 May 2020

I got weekends off donít work any extra.

Blah, blah, blah, blah. Probably a bunch of Trumpers. Get the men
working. No crews equal no freight moving...equals no income for CSX.
But Iím sure youíll keep stepping up and taking calls to get over the
120 mark...pure pay. Bonuses stock etc xtra.

Yíall started the name calling and adjective slinging. Crew room
bullies, without a crew room.

Name: LOCO
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 13 May 2020

Bring em back


If your top 5% and working with everyone else laid off then of course
your going to make 120 grand a year. In fact with your so called 30
years you should be making more. I don't get where you get off calling
other guy stupid. He is right on. they cut jobs, boards and whatever the
hell they can any chance they get to get rid of pay overhead. If you
don't answer the damn phone they will find some way to run the freight
if it is on time or not. If you don't move it and it cost them money
they will rid of men. Don't need them if they aren't going to move
the freight. I already heard from several supervisors that guys who are
off on this emergency board and are supposed to work 1 week out of the
month are not answering the phones during the week they were assigned
to protect. they are looking at all of them and will find a way to get
rid of them. they don't want to answer the phone and work then they
should get rid of them. Oh and they are moving the freight anyway, even
when they aren't answering the phones.  So not sure why you call that
guy ignorant. He was right on. Employees go first. Boards are cut and
jobs are lost when freight is way down. I have seen it for the last 8
years going this way.

Name: Bring Ďem Back
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 13 May 2020

Bringthem back


Shut your mouth. (sorry canít be silenced by republican brothers like
you)

You don't know a thing your talking about. (Yes I do....you do not)

I have been in this business for 32 years. (Iíve been in it for 30)

Yeah, Im an old head. Are you? (Yep)

I have watch csx do this for the last 25 years. (24 for me)

They will cut to the bone every single chance they get. They will run
everyone into the ground. (CMC Uses an algorithm based on expected
layoffs for vaca and pl days coupled with a work force step up rating
percentage, as In how supply point has stepped up before during roster
calls to staff XBs, the pools are based on union agreement and
starts/mileage...Think if this was 1999 with the old HOS law how many
less there would be.  FRA HOS much more generous than back in 90s, try
1159 on, 6 hrs undisturbed, with 37 starts in a row.)

They will hold trains for double them up before they bring men back.
(PSR does not allow holding of traffic, I do agree on the ďdoubleling
upĒ

 no  Iti s all based on the economy. (Partially agree)

The only way they will bring them back is
when freight picks up and they need more men to run it. (if they donít
run trains they donít get paid, some will be called back, itís all
supply and demand.  They demand crews, we supply them.  If we take
calls off our jobs, we supply them with more labor with less people
than otherwise)

Your a moron. ( you are ignorant)

All you do by trying to stop the freight from moving is cost more
delays, bad numbers and then a drop in the stock prices. ( sound like a
company man here)

When they cant cook the books and manipulate the spread sheets then
they got to cut
more cost which will be your a$$. (More crew room sheeple talk...I,m
Top 5% Engr / CO seniority on NMAD...Iím on a day shift with SAT/SUN
off making 120k during the ĎRona...So keep talking YOUR stupid s#it)

PS. What I proposed has worked in places before, I have seen
it....Manchester, GA.  Russell, Ky, Cincinnati, OH, Columbus, OH.
Garrett, In.  New Castle, PA. Richmond, VA...over the years)

Name: Engr 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 12 May 2020

Congrads to the csx whistle blower
Who in selkirk NY, won the case

How much? Ya get? Spread some love buddy

Name: Sticking it
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 12 May 2020

Guy told me long ago, you canít hurt the rr. Ceo still gets ridiculous
pays, and if the board of directors approve bonuses they all happy. The
suits are all in bed together, most donít even know or want to know what
goes on in the rr field. They look at the numbers thatís it. It is a
public traded company so who can a few people hurt. So if you stick it
to them, your just making yourself feel vindicated. Itís a steel
monster that produces capital, go to work get your peace of it, with as
less stress as possible. Hard to do when you have managers working
against you, thatís why I tried doing thing by the rule book. Then if I
got pulled out of service I knew I followed the rule and policy and was
returned with back pay. Remember you can step up to the line but donít
step over the line or they got ya.

Name:  
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 12 May 2020

Kind of hard to stick it to the man when he's holding all of the cards!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 12 May 2020

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VVV   He's right you know!  VVV

Name: HA!HA!
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 12 May 2020

Bringthem back


Shut your mouth. You don't know a thing your talking about. I have
been in this business for 32 years. Yeah, Im an old head. Are you? I
have watch csx do this for the last 25 years. They will cut to the bone
every single chance they get. They will run everyone into the ground.
They will hold trains for double them up before they bring men back. It
is all based on the economy. The only way they will bring them back is
when freight picks up and they need more men to run it. Your a moron.
All you do by trying to stop the freight from moving is cost more
delays, bad numbers and then a drop in the stock prices. When they cant
cook the books and manipulate the spread sheets then they got to cut
more cost which will be your arss. So keep talking stupid shitz.

Name: Bring them back.
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 11 May 2020

You want some of the furloughs back?

1. Guys working  :stop stepping up, stop taking roster calls, work your
own turn.

2. Furlough retention guys: only protect your guarantee no roster calls
or emergency calls outside requirements.

3. Regular furlough do not take calls.

If we stopped taking calls outside what is required more guys would be
marked up, especially these Guaranteed XBs that have been gutted to
nothing.

Name: Repeated history
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 11 May 2020

https://www.railwayage.com/passenger/intercity/as-1918-shows-railroads-have-been-through-this-before/

Name: Furloughed 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 11 May 2020

I sure am enjoying being furloughed. My side job is good, unemployment
is good. Maybe I will eventually find another job. I just donít think I
can go back to that shit hole. Thanks again CSX Corporate Management.
You have truly been a blessing in disguise. In the meantime Iíll be
traveling to the beaches of the world. Peace out D-Bag wiggers !!

Name: finance 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 1-10 years
Posted: 11 May 2020

OP

You are correct. It just amazes me how ignorant some of the posters are
on this site. They have no idea how the business works. Then, they turn
on each other and call each other scabs and turncoats for stepping up
and taking a call. The poster who pointed out the fact that the trains
will run is absolutely right. Refusing to step up will not change the
operation plans one bit. It will not bring anyone back and the Unions
have shown you over and over again they can not force CSX to bring
people back. File a claim and wait a year to see if anything gets
settled. It wont!
The Unions have absolutely no authority or right to create a shortage
in profits in any industry. The company has all rights by federal law
to make a profit after they pay the existing employees they have on
their payroll.
CSX has a team of number crunchers who spend day in and day out looking
at all operating cost and projects on a monthly basis how many employees
they will need in the field to run the projected trains. They analyze
how many customers they have at that time and the contractual
obligations with each one. Say you have a local industry that has
agreed to get 3 switches a week. They want a particular day but have
agreed if it is one day late they will not charge them for a late
switch. By doing that, the train that is hauling its commodity can roll
in 24 hours late. They also take into consideration the cost of any
charges. Many are just pocket change or the company may call and make a
deal down the line to do a switch at half rate. There are many deals
made behind the scene that none of you know a thing about. The
investors want to see freight moving. They don't care how or when.
They want to see a profit on the bottom line. It is real easy to show
record profits when your almost at a standstill if you cut your
operating expenses. You should only have to tell this to a moron! They
spend all day crunching numbers, rerouting freight, manipulating
freight movement and fixing numbers to show that freight is moving,
customers are getting negotiated deliveries and switches and they do
not have too many employees on the books for the given month. Right
now, the company is doing great for its reduced freight because they
are able to manipulate the velocity and have cut payroll cost.  
Stop attacking your fellow employees for stepping up to earn a living.
They will move the freight whether you answer the phone or not. Be glad
you have a job. Lord, you would think an employee of the railroad would
know a little about the history of the business. Furloughing an
employee is not new and will never go away! If your being run into the
ground and that's why you are crying and want your fellow workers to
be recalled, then go after your UNIONS! They are the ones who are
supposed to be taking this to the highest level in Federal court and
filing charges against the company for the constant violations of
negotiated terms. Your unions either have the worst legal teams on the
face of the earth, have a yellow streak a mile wide down their backs,
or someone is happily in bed with the company and padding their
pockets!

Name: Mothers day
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 10 May 2020

Holy mr. bitter conductor the post on Motherís Day, the guy is being
sarcastic to the woman. He is saying she stands by her man as long as
he picks up the tap. Your just so  quick to pull the trigger and judge.
Want to buy a bridge ?

Name: conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 10 May 2020

SCUM!



Trainmaster! You are a poser. If not then just a liar. Records are not
being set. Only on the spread sheet. Go back under your rock.

As for idiot who obviously has been left by his wife and crying, go get
some on the corner. You will feel better.

Thank you to the man who post a great post on mothers day to the wives
who are sticking by us through all of the crap the railroad throws at
us. We do make it hard on the families. Not home half the time to get
things done. Never knowing when you will be home for sure, Phone always
waking up the family when they are trying to sleep. Cant take off to
take the kids to the Doctor without red tape bull shitz and then they
have to deal with our pissed off mood. I try hard as hell not to bring
it home but sometimes they just bust your balls to hard to hold back.

Keep the truth coming. Post all the truth. Discrimination on training,
false info on the onboards, PTC and TO wacked all to hell. No
separation in the cabs, padded numbers, cutting corners on the brake
test, EOT dropping out on too long trains and the list goes on.

Go away posers and deflectors. You really think your going stop people
from posting the truth!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 10 May 2020

If you see Taylor James, tell him to eat a bag of dicks.

Name: Marriage
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 10 May 2020

It is no secret rr workers have a high divorce rate. The major earner in
the family keeps everything going. When the woman decides there is
better out there and file for divorce they get child support vaginamony
etc. The guy gets the kids once a month if they have not been
brainwashed. Well young men are wising up today MGTOW . Com. Men have
decided getting married is very risky family courts false accusation to
hurt the mans reputation for life. The marriage rate in USA is the
lowest in history, young women are looking for that sugar daddy age not
a concern itís the money and lifestyle he can bring. Ladies if you where
smart you would look after your cash cow, because there are many women
in wait to take your place. Young guys are getting educated on what the
goverment and family courts can do to him. You tube is a wealth on
educating young men on the risks of marriage today. Youíve been warned
ladies!

Name: BigRail
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 10 May 2020

Happy Mother's Day to all you railroad wives you ladies are amazing




It's amazing how you stand by your man.  He works a train for 12 hours
sits in the hotel for 15 plus hours and works a train back for 12 hours.
He does this day in day out. Weekends, Birthdays, Holidays 1st ,2nd and
3rd shift.  And you ladies stand by your man.   He deals with domestic
problems when it's going to be 36 plus hours before he gets back in
town.  And you Ladies stand by your man.  He pays the mortgage,
electric bill, water bill, cable bill, car loans, hair dresser and the
Chinese lady who does your nails and you ladies stand by your man.   He
pays for vacations whether he can go or not and you ladies stand by your
man.   He steps up and takes on the mother's roles when you ladies need
a break and you ladies stand by your man.
He puts your crazy son the children and you through college.  And you
stand by your man. He builds a new home because you wanted a bigger
house and you stand by your man.  Thanks for being so understanding and
standing by all the hard working bullshit taking Railroaders.

Name: Truckers
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 10 May 2020

Transportation industry, has layed off over hundred thousand drivers.
Some businesses will recover many will not. If your working your the
lucky ones,try and stay safe threw this pandemic. Good luck!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 10 May 2020

Evansville shutdowns soon.

Name: Mark Lorensen 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 10 May 2020

I donít really understand why the engineers and conductors whine so much
in this time of the world.  You all are setting class one railroad
records.  I am very proud of you guys for moving the freight.  Please
stop whining and report to work In two hours when called upon. I need
you to knock the air off and pull ahead of the rest!



Mark

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years
Posted: 10 May 2020

T&E Pansies , always complaining

Name: Op ratio
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Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 10 May 2020

Like the article says keeping operating ratio low means more profit.
They are not recalling anyone unless they can run the shit out of him
full time. Itís all a numbers game, they will utilize the people they
have. The low operating ratio looks attractive to investors. Not good
for employees.

Name: Op ratio
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 10 May 2020

https://www.ttnews.com/articles/csx-sets-operating-efficiency-record-q1-earnings

Name: conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 09 May 2020

Wife 

That's right. Riding in wagons and we aren't 6 feet apart. Training
on simulators with instructors standing right next to you. No one
wearing mask. If your husband is being told he can't take his rides to
stay current and he has offered to do it for free then they just don't
want him around. He needs to get tough and go for the juggler or they
will keep walking on him.

Name: Recalls
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 09 May 2020

It is a lot cheaper to pay overtime than bring someone back. The company
has to pay benefits etc. So if they can get away with overtime they are
taking that route, until it get busy again Iíve been told. With society
opening back up and businesses starting to open again , should help on
getting rr people back to work. If they donít have consistent work for
someone, they will keep paying over time.

Name: Tired WIFE
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 1-10 years
Posted: 09 May 2020

Railroad Men


You are being played and lied too!  There is no coronavirus distancing!
You are essential employees who must work. My husband has been trying to
get his qualification up to date to get ready to hold jobs and they keep
telling him he cant because of separation in the cab. We know for a fact
they are qualifying guys on new territories where they took over other
jobs and guys making transfers to hold jobs. We think they are just
trying to keep people they don't like out. Some guys told my husband
they haven't seen anything from the Union or the FRA saying there is
any social distancing law and only guys who are transferring to work
are allowed to qualify. My husband even asked to go on his own time
using his vacation time and they said no. There is no other explanation
other than pure outright discrimination. I want to make an appointment
with a lawyer but he wants to try the ethics hot line first. I think it
is a waste. Have any of you had to deal with this yet and if so how did
you fix it. Any advice you can give us will be greatly appreciated.

Name: conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 09 May 2020

BEENTHERE

I couldn't have said it any better. Its the dumb arsses who don't pay
any attention to what is going on with this company that shoot off their
pie holes. They have been hearing this same stupid theory for so long
they just run off at the mouth. If they want to blame anyone they
should be blaming their unions.

OK little boys and girls, let me explain why!
1. Union agreements say they will keep enough employees hired to
anticipate all shortages(sick, vacation, personal and PB for unexpected
emergencies, etc)and allow a reasonable amount of employees to use time
off. They have been violating this article for the last 25 years!

2. They know they pad numbers and misrepresent their actual activities

3. They don't hold the FRA accountable for turning their heads to
their violations

4. They don't hold the company accountable for REPETITIVE violations
that they continually commit AFTER IT IS AGREED THEY WERE WRONG and
employees have actually been paid what they were due. They allow them
to maliciously do it over and over again.

So if you want to blame anyone for shortages and not getting reasonable
time off then you can blame your unions. The company is supposed to
screw you over. It is their job to be concerned only about themselves
and no one else. What part of that don't you understand. It is your
unions that are supposed to be on your side and make it a fair playing
field. ELVIS HAS LEFT THE BUILDING.

Now for all those little boys and girls who want to boo hoo and cry but
don't want to take a stance outside of your union, shit or get off the
pot. Your not working for someone who plays fair or gives a rats arss
if you quit. They will replace you tomorrow with the next new pup who
will come in and cow down and run scared until he gets his 60 days in
and maybe, just maybe might get the union to help him if they head hunt
him after he speaks up. The company is not your friend. The company does
not care how you feel. The company does not  base their spreadsheet and
earning on how the work force feels. You are just a mule to use. You
are expendable. Your unions take your money and most of it goes into
the pockets of the get rich quick and live a good lifestyle
representative. Get used to it. If you don't have the balls to take
matters into your own hands then quit.

Name: Employment
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 09 May 2020

Did 36 years on the rr, the last four years was with hunter Harrison as
ceo it was the worst years of my rr career before I retired. It seems
to be the system the rr companies have adopted now. Now rr is just a
job spread sheets and BS on paper to please the shareholders. Employees
value now seems to be on the bottom of the pile. My point to young guys
layed off if you have no time invested with the company, and your
already miserable you should rethink being a rr. Get your ass back to
school, the real money is in the trades. Technology is going to replace
people in most of these transportation industries. I seen many changes
over the years , which reduced staff. And new hire ask the older guys
how rampant divorce is in this industry, child support vaginamony. Lots
of guys paid for over twenty years. Some guys never learned first time
round they did it twice. Lol. If I could of did it over I would of
taken a trade, just my opinion. Good luck.

Name: BEENTHERE
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for 30+ years
Posted: 09 May 2020

Lesson 101!


You young morons just kill me. You come on here and bash guys for
stepping up to take jobs and accuse them of keeping guys on the street!
Have you even been watching the company that you work for. Apparently
not. It wont change a damn thing if they don't step up. You think for
one moment they will fall to their knees if guys don't take a call.
How stupid and ignorant can you be. Open your damn eyes you idiots.
They have been and will always hold a train until someone is rested. It
doesn't matter if they hold it half a damn day. THEY WILL!  And if that
isn't going to work they will just add the freight to other trains
heading on the same route. They will add DP or make the damn train 3
miles long. If need be they will set half of it in a siding in route to
be picked up later. Then if it is seriously time sensitive material
coming in they will hide the real arrival time and date on the cars. If
you have been in this business long enough then you know damn well how
they crunch numbers, pad times, re hump cars for car counts, make up
enroute delays in their dispatching notes, allow extra time for track
work and what ever the hell they need to do to justify on paper why
freight is running late. 
Wake the hell up! Pay attention to how the damn railroad is being run.
Use your heads. You want the freight to run. You want them to make
money. You don't want them paying late freight charges or anything
else that could put them in the hole. The more they owe out the bigger
the chance is they will cut MORE MEN! Wake the hell up and quit
trashing and going after the throats of the men you work with. If they
don't take the calls the train will run and they will find a way to
make it look good! Is it not better to have as many guys making  money
as they can right now than having them double up freight to move it,
reduce trains and then more men get sent home packing. Use your damn
heads. If it gets worse out here, the trains will end up all being 3
miles long and more men sent home. It might take longer to build them
and yard them but they will do it and they will find a way to show the
delays. If they really want to make up a good excuse they can blame all
of it on that Trip optimizer!

Name: Karma
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 08 May 2020

Hope you boys in Louisville are enjoying Mr Crabtree. This is what you
get when a company gives a Low I.Q person a little bit of authority and
a few extra $$$. He clearly has some psychiatric issues .

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 08 May 2020

Look at how worms justify their wormy ways. 
The whole world is failing but you need an extra $100 bucks, so you
step on the guys below you ensuring that they wont come back any
sooner, and in turn solidify your current position on the ground.

You screw yourself and the guys below you.Idiots. 

Remember all that time away from home, your wives get lonely, and kids
get bored. . .
shame all that seniority and you still haven't learned what happens
when the man of the house is never home.

Name: Working
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 08 May 2020

Everyone has to start at the bottom of seniority list. I was layed off
many times. If you have the seniority itís your right to work over
time. The people on the lay-off will get there turn, it just takes time
that is the system of being a rr. So if someone steps up to work he or
she earned that.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 08 May 2020

Bachelor and Bryant... two guys that step up to the seat while they have
brothers on the street collecting $600 a month after taxes. Is it worth
the extra $80(and thats generous) a day to take someones job away?
These two are lower than rats, they are worms.

Name: Old boys
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 08 May 2020

Iíve said on here before, read your collective agreement. Know what they
are paying you to do. You do not have to do anything more or less
outside of your collective agreement. And when they intimidate you and
go against the collective agreement and company policy. If you know the
rules let them pull you out of service, the arbitrator will rule buy
what is in writing and signed by the company and the union. You will be
returned to work with full back pay. The arbitrator does not care of
some made up rule by some power hungry manager. Iíve seen managers
fired for going way to far with discipline. Myself I was pulled out of
service twice and fired by the same prick. I was returned to work with
full back pay. He left me alone after that, and they transferred him
over and over till he resigned.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 07 May 2020

Railroader go to hell with your ridiculous post. No one sticks together
out here. The union is absolutely worthless, and old heads whatever
they are the biggest selfish douche bags that exist. Gave up anything
they could for one more week of vacation.

Name: Railroader
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for 30+ years
Posted: 07 May 2020

Brothers!

Take a good look at it now! Your blind and don't see it! SENIORITY!
Experience! Years of experience out there. Men who are seasoned and
know the ropes. Men who know their games. Men who know how to get
things done. Men who have learned how to get claims paid. Men you can
put it to them if need be. They know this. That's why they are scared
and intimidating you. You know the tricks. You know their weaknesses.
They would love to get rid of you and bring back the pups who they can
mold and brainwash.  A work force of old heads is their worst
nightmare. Stick together and do what you do best! Do as the old heads
before you have done when backed into a corner! You know what to do!

Name: Management
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 07 May 2020

Management tripping over each other, that produce nothing. Big title and
they try and beat employees up and think they have accomplished
something. They do a performance review on these morons and if they
want to get rid of them itís easy to do. Iíve seen them stick there
chest out thinking there a big deal, until you see them off the
property then they avoid you. They eat there own now so just watch the
show and donít trust any of them.

Name: Circus
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 06 May 2020

Weíve got Trainmasters falling over each other. I know a Terminal that
has 7 employees and 3 Trainmasters covering it. What a wasteful
company.

Name: galileohumpkins
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 06 May 2020

If you retired with 36 years, you didn't even work at the same railroad
as the rest of us.  I'm glad it worked out to your satisfaction, but
for the rest of us in the 21st century, unless we are some kind of
cartoon of a David Allan Coe song, this dump doesn't represent much of
a future.

Name: To none
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 06 May 2020

There are no shortages, of knob goblers. I worked with them all, these
managers think they are all that. The backbone of the rr. the truth is
the people in the field do all the work. And the membership can make a
manager shine or look like shit. Karma is real and when management
treat people like shit, it will come back and bite the manager. It is
just a matter of time. And people donít forget if they have been
treated unfairly. The further the management is up the ladder the
further the fall. I seen that many times, management just get run over
by there own kind. It use to be the untouchable boys club with
management. Now they will do anything to destroy there competition for
love and kisses from head office. It is really sad how low they will
go. Be a man hold your head up play there game, you win either way!

Name: None. 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 06 May 2020

To Carmen. Retired. 

Some men do just fine on their knees doing WHATEVER is required of
them. Some men donít. Stupidest decision I ever made was to hire out at
this sadist run outfit. My biggest beef with God right now is how can he
allow decent hard working people be treated so poorly from such sadistic
individuals. I wonít call them men. They are not.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 06 May 2020

Real paid sick leave ó Provide 14 days of paid sick leave separate from
vacation and paid time off (PTO) for all employees are showing symptoms
COVID-19 and 12 weeks of emergency paid family leave so that we can care
for our loved ones if they get sick!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: M of W, for 20-30 years
Posted: 06 May 2020

Hazard Pay ó Pay time-and-a-half during the crisis, as associates are
taking on increased risk by coming to work.

Name: Retired carman
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 05 May 2020

Myself lived threw all that shit when hunter was ceo. Pulled out of
service twice, returned to work both times with back pay. It was easy
to see the game they played, I decided to work by the book and told
that to the managers face. I know all about the bs they are instructed
to intimidate an employee. I put in my time got my check and went home.
I never trusted any management that drank the hunter Koop-aid. I was
with in two years to retirement. If I was screwed over I always filed a
grievance and won them all. I even hired a lawyer at one point , thatís
another story. I tried to be consistent at working by the book , and
when they wanted me to bend the rules I always asked if that was
company policy and said I will do under protest. I wrote everything
down,times dates you name it. It came in handy when they had me up for
statements. It was there game and I played it. At the end of the day it
always cost them money. My time there money, they never bounced a check.

Name: More cuts
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years
Posted: 05 May 2020

A lot more cuts are coming. They are going to cut heavily in management
on the next phase which starts July-December.

Name: Retired
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 05 May 2020

I worked 36 years as a carman everything I know, welding etc. The rr
payed for I started at twenty and retired. I live well on my pension
and my diveden paying stock. You have to be a special person to work
the hours and climate and danger on the job. If you live within your
means itís a great career, and if your partner has a job your living
good. The down side of the job is many go threw divorce and pay child
support etc. I did but it does not last forever. Iím third generation
and when people in other industries where layed off I was still
working. The benefits where also an asset , if you managed your money
and lived with- in your means you where bullit proof.  I worked with a
guy he   quit the car shop, he was journeyman welder and regretted it.
To stay in welding jobs he had to move around a lot. He made good money
when he was working but bidding and finding work was a hassle. He ended
up returning to the rr after three years on his own. He lost lots of
seniority by quiting. Being a rr is not for everyone and can be a
rewarding career it is your mind set. There will always be people that
will always complain and never be content. And they try and make sure
everyone knows it, but they know they would not make it on there own
outside the rr. You have a choice to work at the rr or you have a
choice not to. At thirty years old some of my friends just where
graduating from university with lots of student det. And most could not
find a job in there field. And most will not retire like many rr do
mortgage and det free.

Name: Selfhatingtraintrash
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 05 May 2020

The sad part is that railroaded retirement isn't even that good
compared to what you could do on your own with disciplined investments,
not to mention if your wages weren't basically capped for your entire
career.  This is a "good" job for financially illiterate lazy
hilljacks.  For everyone else, it's a shitty deadend job with no
opportunity for advancement, no meritocracy, and mediocre wages
considering the conditions.  We should all be ashamed of ourselves if
this is the extent of our ability and ambition.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 05 May 2020

CSX shuts Pittsburgh-area intermodal facility
McKees Rocks, Pa., terminal had only been open since 2017

Looks like precision railroading is a failure

Name: Hater
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 05 May 2020

This RAILROAD RETIREMENT imprisonment of people has got to end. How many
would leave this sadist run barbarity  mis managed Cesspool were it not
for the trap effect of the pension plan. A situation these trailer park
trash management team are well aware of and take full advantage of. Like
prison but worse. Life sentence. When Ewell died people cheered. 
Celebrated. Theyíll do same for you Jf, jb, eh.

Name: Virus
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 05 May 2020

Now that the goverment is starting to lax restrictions and open things
up. Now is the time to be very carefull. Do your due diligence for
yourself to protect yourself and your family. You know now you can only
count on yourself to be safe from this virus. They want the economy to
open up. There is going to be high cost for this, some medical people
said this could last two years. And there are lots of people that just
donít care about themselves or you. Be carefull people crime is going
to go threw the roof people are very desperate. Good luck!

Name: New guy
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 05 May 2020

Do you owe the Union back dues when you come back from forlough?

If you're forloughed but have vacation coming would the would you owe
the Union dues for that month because you got paid?

On Nmad property

Thanks

Name: Billy Bob
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 05 May 2020

Working for CSX is like working for a chain gang railroad prison.

There are better places to work for.

Name: conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 05 May 2020

Loco 30

Ask management to do the same damn thing. Tell them not to cut corners.
Tell them they have a camera on their every move and not to order
someone to violate a rule because at the time it benefits them. Tell
the damn company to pay the jobs as were agreed in the union
agreements. The agreement they signed their John Henry on.  Tell them
not to lie or order conductors to pad information on the On board
devices. Tell them to follow all the damn rules!  Now, maybe if they
would lead by example a tired as hell engineer wouldn't have his damn
feet up or a tired conductor wouldn't take a 5 minute nap while they
are waiting in a siding.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 04 May 2020

I find it telling that most who post here don't know what integrity
is.....doing what is right when no one is looking.

One of you who complains all the time I would like for you to post your
idea of the perfect employer amd work place.  Then post what you see as
the ideal employee (and see if it is you),

Name: conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 04 May 2020

Brothers


That post from corp is straight up!  We had an EX RF who is promoted up
the line tell us basically the same thing. Also said they were doing a
lot of random down loads. I remember when the camera was first put in
and the company and the  UNION both agreed it wasn't supposed to be
used to head hunt. If they did look at it when it wasn't triggered for
a violation they could only view and use it for training purposes. That
went out the door. Now they can head hunt you for any little petty
thing they want. On top of that, a few guys who said they were in the
room witnessed a TM showing the live video of a crew working to another
guy. Said they watch the job all the time because Jacksonville wants to
know why it takes so long to get it done and wants to see if the crew
is screwing off. 

So there you have it. They are stalking crews, not allowing any privacy
at all and will use it to nail anyone they have a hard on to the wall. 
Watch your back and every move you make. Oh and if they want rules
compliance then give it to them.
THIS INCLUDES SHOPPING EVERY PIECE OF EQUIPMENT THAT IS AN FRA
VIOLATION OR UNSAFE TO USE. ALL LOCOMOTIVE VIOLATIONS! REPORT ANY
UNSANITARY CONDITION AND REPORT ALL ON BOARD WORK ACTIVITY WITH ACTUAL
TIMES AND ACTIVITIES. USE YOUR RIGHT TO DO A GOOD FAITH CHALLENGE. IT
IS WITHIN YOUR RIGHTS. DO NOT LET A YARDMASTER ORDER YOU TO VIOLATE ANY
RULE. GET YOUR ORDERS FROM A TM. YARDMASTERS ARE NOT MANAGERS. THEY ARE
UNION CONTRACT EMPLOYEES. THEY DO NOT HAVE THE RIGHT TO DO OBSERVATION
TESTING NOR SHOULD THEY COUNSEL YOU OR VOICE THEIR OPINION ON ANY
SAFETY ACTIVITIES THEY OBSERVE YOU PERFORMING.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 03 May 2020

Hey management:


If you donít play you canít win,     Iím gonna show all you worthless
pieces of shit a whole new level of pain,     Management better watch
your ass!!    2 can play your games but I guarantee I will win,     
Especially when it comes to your bonus!!!    


Itís on!!      Bastards

Name: corp
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years
Posted: 03 May 2020

T&E



Here is the list of violations that are on the top hot list.

1. Sleeping/napping

2. Smoking

3. Covering head so as to not have full facial visibility.

4. Using unauthorized electronic devices.

5. Using cell phone in an unauthorized manner( More than one crew
member on the phone at once, using phone during safety related
activities, etc.) 

6. Not dismounting and performing roll by inspections of passing
trains.

7. Reading unauthorized material.(magazines, newspaper, etc)

8. Excessive talking during sterile cab. Improper preparation and
transfer of EC1.

9. Engineers not calling signals properly.

10. Disengaging Trip optimizer from auto when it is not appropriate.

11. Vandalism and theft of equipment( graffiti, removing sterilizing
bottles, etc.)

12. Over riding safety devices of any nature.

13. Improper conduct in the cab (fighting, personal contact, etc.)

Yes the camera can zoom in close enough to see what you are writing and
what you are viewing on your phones. They are here to stay.

Ok now, lets all be good little employees and follow the rules. Lets
behave in a professional manner. Act like grown adults and no one
should have anything to worry about.

Name: Little Fella Boychuk
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 03 May 2020

The scabs and company sucks sure are multiplying system wide.  Amazing
how many folks continue to be loyal to CSX despite the way they treat
their employees. Most of you guys are dumber than a damned dog.

Name: conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 03 May 2020

LMAO
 
I had several engineers go off on me when I was complaining about
falsifying info on the onboard. They told me if I don't lie and help
pad their numbers they may not get a good bonus. If management gets a
100% on their margins then they get a full bonus.  Now they don't give
a shitz anymore and they say tell the truth if you got the guts.
Now that they are watching us on live feed no one can take that chance.
We all know what will happen. They will find something to get you on. It
doesn't matter how petty it is. If they get enough of them they can
trump them up and put you on the street.  I just heard they actually
came over the radio and instructed an engineer to follow a rule he was
violating at the time. He apparently had his feet up while they were
stopped waiting. Can you frickin believe that shitz. He wasn't
sleeping, just kicked back relaxing. You wont be able to scratch your
arss. This full time outright intimidation is going to be the down fall
of this company. Only so many people are going to put up with this
shitz. Im also sick of these smart mouth TM saying if you don't do
anything wrong what have to got to worry about. If they want you they
will watch you enough until they find enough stupid petty crap to trump
up and put you on the street. Sitting in a cab of a locomotive for up to
12 hours thinking someone is actually sitting in a chair in Jacksonville
watching your every move is mental abuse. Plain and simple. Might as
well be locked up in prison under full time surveillance!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 02 May 2020

May 2, 2020......and CSX STILL SUCKS!!!!!

Name: conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 02 May 2020

LMAO

Are you talking about the on board. The one they have been padding
numbers, cars and times on since the thing first came out? You mean the
one that they use to make their spread sheet look good to the investors
and board of directors? The one that is used to help with their service
times and put them up for those service star awards. The one that helps
management get a better bonus because it may report better velocity,
dwell, service, etc?

Name: Lmao
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 02 May 2020

Who does management intimidate Lmao they do it to the point itís illegal
but as far as me them pussys donít scare me I play there game they think
Iím there friend but I still put it to them and they thank me for it , I
works on the east and they tell me to Fake and put customer reason when
I have to do work orders on the MRT tool no matter what put customer
reason which in turn could be charges to a customer which is FRAUD and
stealing just like payroll does ,, in truth itís not the customer itís
CSX donít have crews or put to much on a crew that we canít serve them
like they pay for so all you CSX customer watch it take notes and pay
attention to what CSX is stealing from you,, they should be in front of
a judge NYC

Name: Engineer
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 01 May 2020

LOCO SCUM!

Well here we go again. The honest engineers now have to deal with yet
another program out there to monitor our every move because you cry
baby jackasses went and kept screwing with the TO and found a way to by
pass the percentages. They caught on to you and now all the rest of us
who don't deserve to be babysat all the time have to deal with more
big brother. Of course it doesn't really matter because we just do
what the hell we are told to do and don't give a f%^kin shit how fast
the damn trains run. When are you stupid jerks going to get it through
you stupid moronic heads that CSX doesn't give a rats ass about track
speed!  They get the trains across the rail. They plan for one crew and
12 hours. They push for less. Those other posters are right. Fire all of
you!  Get you the hell out of here. You sold your soul when you signed
on and you knew it. Don't like to do what you told get the hell out.
You just keep bringing down more shit on the rest of us who follow the
damn rules. You are nothing but trouble. Get out! Go drive a damn
truck. Get off the rails!

Name: Xlc
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 01 May 2020

Helping/greed 

You're both way off base. The union agreement doesn't have a thing to
do with standard work rules. And greed or cameras have nothing to do
with it either. Where does it say in any union agreement you can
vandalize equipment. Where does it say you can smoke. Where does it say
you can violate all operating rules, safety rules etc. Neither one of
you know a thing about union agreements or how your employer has the
right to set procedural internal rules. I wouldn't waste my time
defending a cronic rule breaker. They can hit the street. You don't
like your employers rules for employment then quit. They didn't have
to hire any one of you. No excuses for your stupid crap.Boo boo I got
to call signals. Railroad is no place for cry babies. Every employer
has rules. Learn to follow them or go home and cry to mommy.

Name: To greed ops
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 30 April 2020

Well said I retired at cprail hunter was ceo. He destroyed a culture of
trust and team work. He new he was on his way out. He pushed everything
broke all the rules because he new he would not be around to deal with
the fallout. Now guys like Foote etc just carry on where hunter left
off. Management are amazed of the lack of resistance from the union and
there members. They intimidated everyone, and the union brass was scared
to take action by giving a directive, to stop the unethical ways to run
a safe railway. Canít go back now it is what it is, deal with it or get
out.

Name: Greed Ops
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 30 April 2020

Corporate executives continue to line their pockets with our labor and
ensure the rules are written to favor them. Cameras on engines shows
the lack of trust created between a Corporation that no longer sells a
service product but a shareholder value product. CSX puts shareholder
value above everything including safety. I used to work on a Railroad
that cared about safety. There was a connection between the employees
and the corporation. Management would have a safety briefing at the
beginning of the shift. Trainmasters told us to take care of each
other. We had a common goal to service the customer. These Canadians
want men to get on and off moving equipment.Why? So they can extract as
much from men as possible for passive share holders value.

A Man values his co-workers and employees. This outfit doesn't. Greedy
higher-up, you know the impact of getting on and off moving equipment.
You know it wears out men's knees, ankles, shoulders and boots! You
don't care.

 How about the injurys from cars moving and people falling while
operating hand brakes?.How many people are put in harms way that could
have been avoided with a brakestick? Instead of money spent on drones,
buy the men tools. Keep employees out of harms way. Want employees to
feel like they are winning? Bring back a boot stipend. 
 If you cared about community in which you operate you would do this.
Then maybe you can rest assured knowing employees will do the right
thing. Let everyone win not just Shareholders. Until then keep spying
on your employees.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 30 April 2020

street to seat...all railroads have tried that at one point, its never
really worked for 1 main reason and that reason is this:  Ďeverybody
thinks they can drive a train, until it comes time to drive a trainí

Name: Helping
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 30 April 2020

You have a collective agreement, you work by the rules layed out that
the union signed. The company always goes against what they signed, all
rr do it.  Cn CP when short of staff gave office staff crash course on
running trains. It was called street to seat, you donít want to see csx
go that route, and take money out of union members pockets. Take the
work donít force csx hand to do like they did at cn CP. Once they have
exhausted all the staff, they should start calling people back to work

Name: Ot
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 30 April 2020

This is not the time to bite the hand that feeds you. Look around at the
people out of work. They are wondering how they going to feed there
family. 26 million jobs that where created since 2009. Gone because of
this virus, be thankful your working and can support your self. The
worst is yet to come from this!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 30 April 2020

Loco, so you want some of us to take pay cuts to help others in the name
of brotherhood? You guys donít give a crap about each other any other
time.  Your fight should be with the company and not the employees. 
Maybe many of you shouldnít have marked off union business or FMLA so
much and bought all that useless expensive crap.  Try just doing your
job and quit worrying about what everyone else does. If the phone ring
wanting me to work, why should I turn it down?  I am here to feed my
family, not yours.  This temporary mess was caused by the pandemic, it
will come back. Sheesh.....

Name: Hey Overtime
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 30 April 2020

Hey, Overtime. It's not turning down the work when the company
furloughs hundreds of people and then says we don't have anyone to
fill jobs. Lots of guys want to work, taking extra calls is helping the
company keep them on the street. I don't give a fuck if you had 37
years or 137 years, thats scab shit.

Name: conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 30 April 2020

Corp

Right on brother! There isn't anything worse than working with a lazy
ass grown man who cant follow a written rule. You would think a grown
ass man would know what having a job is and working for someone else.
Its like these fat lazy engineers who wont call their own frickin
signals. How hard is it to pick up the hand held and call a 5 second
signal. Got to be the laziest waste of space out there. All you got to
do is read your damn rules book and just do what it says. Don't matter
how many rules there are. If you just use your head and a little common
sense then you wont have any problems. How in the hell did these lazy
pukes make it through school.  I had to learn to read and write and
follow instructions. Had to pass test. We all did. So how hard is it to
figure out when someone pays you to do a job and you work for them that
you have to follow their rules or you don't work for them. Right on
man! Fire every damn one of them and let people earn a living that know
how to do what they are told. Maybe they will lay off the damn cameras!

Name: Overtime
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 29 April 2020

If an employee has seniority to work over time why beat him up. He is
there to make money not friends. Why would you call him a scab, someone
turned the work down so it is his right to step up and make some money.
Solidarity now is just a word, itís every man for himself. I was rr for
37 years you guys donít have a clue what a union is. You gave it all
away!

Name: ops
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years
Posted: 29 April 2020

Conductor/Camera



BOO HOO HOO!  I don't want to watch trains go by. I don't want to use
the TO because it runs too slow for my Ritalin arss. I will take a nap.
I will smoke. I will screw around on my phone. I will listen to music.
I will slow jack the job.  Your all nothing but a bunch of cry baby
mama's boys who cant follow a simple rule. How hard is it for you to
come to work and follow the orders of your damn employer. When you got
hired what the hell made you think for one moment your could do what
ever you wanted and say the hell with the damn rules. Nothing but a
bunch of whipped mama's boys. Not a man in the bunch. That's why
there is cameras on your locomotives. You brought it all on yourselves.
The few good men out there who do their jobs and don't think they can
just ignore what their bosses have told them to do now have to be
viewed on camera like a bunch of criminals. Best thing is to fire the
whole lot of you. Get out of here! Go work at Walmart. Go find a
mama's boy job. You are a disgrace to real men. This is why your
unions turned their backs on you. Having to represent a bunch of little
boys who don't understand you work for CSX. You don't own it nor do
you make the rules. Cant follow them so you get in trouble. Unions are
sick of you!

Name: Jim Foote
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 1-10 years
Posted: 29 April 2020

Real talk, if you email me complaining about how crappy your yard is and
how bad it sucks, weíll shut you down. Yes i read all your dumb letters.
 Have fun

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 29 April 2020

The scabs are showing out now. 50 guys furloughed at my terminal but
sure Trainmaster I'll take that double ticket or roster call, I'll
step up as an engineer! But but but they forced me, I had to! Bullshit.
We all know that's not true. If you take extra work when guys are
furloughed, you are a company dick sucker, plain and simple.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 29 April 2020

shoutout to the folks that really don't have an idea about how the real
world works.

CSX owns the property and equipment, they can and will do what they
want whenever they want as long as they stay within the scope of
regulation. If CSX wanted to change the name of Clear signal aspect
tonight they could. They could call the aspect a ďĒFooteĒ with an
indication of ď proceed at normal speedĒ, who can challenge them?

Not one politician, judge, regulator , or other authority can say
anything about what CSX does because they aren't breaking any laws,
and if in the event they do break a law, the millions in cash on hand
will be put to good use to minimize any adverse outcome. Some
conductors BS the use of hand signals, radio procedure, checking
switches before throwing them, etc. CSX does the same, they get away
with what they can. A Ďgray areaí is a legal loophole that can be
exploited to best help the operation.We all do the same BS, weíre just
on different levels-with different amounts of money in our pockets.
Experience = knowing how to play the game, and these guys are good at
what they do because they have mastered the game, and can change some
of the rules whenever they want. Dont like it? Find another game.

Their locomotives, their cameras, their prerogative when it comes to
how they wish to use them. The only recourse we have is to give them
nothing. Be a stellar employee, and give them nothing. Give them the
bare minimum and nothing more-thats all they expect anyway.

Report all you want, make a big stink, just know that if what you are
reporting or refusing to do has no illegal or  malfeasant roots, it
will only serve to put a target on your back. Its just the way it is.

Name: conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 29 April 2020

Dispatcher 

We heard a TM bragging about watching a crew. I heard all the Samsung
cameras with the sniffer can be live. They did watch a crew out of
Avon. Just plain nasty to watch everything a crew does. Don't care if
it is their property or not. Spying on employees just to find some
stupid petty rules violation is plain horse shit. Happens to me they
can have my resignation and I got no problem letting people out there
know what goes down out here.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 20-30 years
Posted: 28 April 2020

The last I heard there was only one locomotive was capable of live
stream.

I maybe wrong.

Name: GE
E-mail: 
Employed as: Engine repair, for 30+ years
Posted: 28 April 2020

T&E 

Watch your backs 24/7 on the locomotives. Orders have been put out to
begin activating the live feed on random crews on a weekly basis. Jobs
that take too long Will be monitored during their trip to analyze the
reasons for what is considered excessive time. Trainmasters have been
ordered to use live feed. Several crews have been viewed while working
and charged with rules violations. It has been reported that a crew was
counseled over the locomotive radio to stop violating a conduct rule
while still in the cab. Crews are being watched on live feed. 
Do not exit bathrooms without your clothes fitting properly. Do not
change any of your clothing while in the cab.
All female crew members be extremely careful what type of shirt/top you
are wearing. They can zoom in and view into the top of your shirts. Be
careful not to scratch, tug or adjust any clothing that could be viewed
in an embarrassing manner.
You are being viewed on live feed. You will never know when they are
doing it unless you are counseled for something they find
inappropriate. Treat each camera as actively viewing your activity as
soon as you walk into the cab. There is absolutely no privacy at any
time.

Name: Ster
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 28 April 2020

1) There are  restoration companies that do mold, water, etc  through
out the county that are also  licensed and trained on a product called
steramist ( read on it) they use in hospitals and many different types
of projects that needs disinfecting and set up on site offices . Its a
very easy process. They wipe down hard surfaces let the mist do its
thing then re wipe it down. They do hospital rooms in less than 45
minutes.. Im not saying every location needs this but maybe major
terminals where many engines run through a day.. Then everyone of us
should do our part keeping cabs clean and trash bags removed after tour
of duty.. We cant bark if we dont do our part to keep things clean too.


A question for everyone. at what point do we start sticking together??
Stop the bullshit. stop playing Jr high games.. This place is toxic and
blinded by the greed of money and power they also are number dependent.
We stick together and stick it too them. The power shifts a little.
example.. Dad worked for a delivery service years ago Managers told all
30 drivers no ot for anyone. At 8 hours every driver showed up with
still half full trucks and went home. They did this for 3 or 4 days..
That ended the whole no ot rule... They wanted them to work harder to
make it work. It back fired. Had 15 drivers completed their route and
the other 15 did not. Probably a different out come.. Moral of the
story is if we all stuck together we could possibly change the outcome.
If we just bitch and turn against each other the company wins

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 28 April 2020

They pay the higher ups over a few million dollars a year in stock
options and can't clean our cabs, or buy us some boots. Boots wearing
out faster with all the mounting and dismounting moving equipment.
Instead of some cheap cleaning mixture bullshit for T&E,  How about
hire a professional cleaning team.   To sanitize between crew change
points. If I spend the time to clean, I'm being rushed to make a
departure time. 
 Stop all these nonsense safety briefing over the radio, it is
distracting. Take the time to have a proper safety briefing at the
beginning of the shift. Stay off the radio unless it has to do with
train movements!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 28 April 2020

csx trainmaster:
ate up conductor: just a reminder im also a qualified engineer and I am
more than willing to take a train anywhere at any time as long as i get
to blow the horn and run the train!

Name: May I have another
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 27 April 2020

My brohdas pece luv n unty. Shizzle fo da wizzle. Yo bird trex in da
hoos. Sums of da broedahs be lettin da stressors be triggerin, my
broedahs dis aints goods. Deep breathengs broedahs.i callsed n gots me
somes times off, marksed off wit da SBC  sweaty ball sac. Da strugge be
fo shizzle. Da blonde downs da screte dont mines ats alls doe. Trex be
wantins to remines to pleez ethicsly spray n nuter all tranemasterz to
helps controles da ovapopulamation.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Engine repair, for 10-20 years
Posted: 27 April 2020

Bad managers in Mechanical: Kenny Noe, Milton Storm, Gary Goodwin, Doug
Richardson, John Karson, Dragen Janovic, Bryon Kiem, Adam Weed, Curt
Shogrun. These are just a few I have encountered during my 10 years
with CSX. Probably more.

Name: Expose csx
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 27 April 2020

If you are reporting facts csx canít do nothing. Put names everything on
here managers that want to gamble with employees lifeís so they look
good to there boses. Put there names on this sight. Management are just
puppets that do all the dirty work head office wants them to do. Where
these managers are very stupid is when something bad  happen they are
fired and left to fend for themselves. Head office will play they have
no knowledge of anything. These managers are the stupid fall guys,
donít be scared to take them on if they are doing things against
company policy, because they will have no backing by csx. Itís win win
if you get to court.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 26 April 2020

shoutout to this asshole that takes the internet way too serious, what a
loser
ďgave up too much infoĒ , of course i did you fukkin goober...

the name of this website is ďCSX-sucksĒ and you act like its fra.gov.
what a retarded loser....

Name: Freedom of speech
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 26 April 2020

Censorship really man. Iím for free speech myself.

Name: ape
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 26 April 2020

WEBMASTER


Giving a big shout out to you to wipe out this morons post and block
his ignorant arss. There is no doubt he is out of Avon. Gave too much
info away. Didn't post one thing that was helpful to anyone, except
maybe the comments on the loco's and crap we are exposed to. Why these
jokers think they are funny is beyond me.

Name: Star dust
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 26 April 2020

You all have lots going on in your heads, virus job layoffs family etc.
I still think about the young new conductor that put his body in
Dangerous position. When the free slack ran out it got him between
couplers. It is still in many peopleís minds till this day, think
safety on the job people, things can happen so fast. Your dealing with
big heavy equipment and you know there are no second chances. If you
see fellow worker doing unsafe practices,tell them to smarten up no pay
check is worth your life.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 26 April 2020

shout out to rob D. for his epic smoke signal display in indianapolis
when he collided with the other puller set-we miss you kid!

shou out to ranger rick-ex special ed forces pathfinder and army
ranger/seal team instructor! i wouldnt invite you to my furlough call
of duty team let alone go to war wiz you.

shout out to all my coast guard vets that now run trains...shoulda
stayed on the boats doin shark patrol!

shout out to all the avon managers that think they are gonna be ceo one
day_ hint_ that shit aint gonna happen

shout out to the webmaster for this platform

and finally shout out to all the slick railroaders of the great lakes,
mad love vibratin throuh the heartland

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 26 April 2020

shout out to all my killers on furlough,

and shout out to all the hypochondriacs worried about covid-but not the
diesel exhaust, vibrating engines, metal dust, and high decibel sound
thats been slowly killing you since you started,

shout out to rick reed and his company csx car-fat fuck
rick reed will only go down on his wife if he can place a slice of ham
on her cooch first , cuz hes a fat nasty sob,

shout out to all the real ones waiting on that injury settlement-i see
you!

shout out to scott gwinn the realest railroader i ever met out of avon,
i see you kid, 
first to go out on voluntary leave before they even had a ERB

shout out to alan hall-we dont miss you kid!

shout out to all the managers fired over the last five years-karmas a
bitch

shout out to Ďcan i have some moreí and his bird trex- yo you takin all
our blondes son!

shout out to all the ate up azzholes that preach giing out on leave,
but whos wives, sidechicks, and girlfriends wont let them!

shout out to all on child support-why you chose a job over family i
will never know!

shout out to mike bonno - the laziest trainmaster in history

more to come later-bout to go to walmart and upskirt some fat chicks.

best furlough ever

Name: New conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 26 April 2020

Furloughed

There are a lot of engineers who would love to trade places with us. I
know several who would love to go home for 2-3 months on a full
furlough. They are willing to go home without pay and let younger
conductors come back, especially if they have a family to support but
the company wont have it. I heard some say they would even sign a paper
saying they wouldn't ask for railroad unemployment! They have enough
set back engineers to take their places if they want to do it. Swap
them in seniority order by bids. Don't understand why they wont do it.

Name: Furloughed 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 26 April 2020

I would like to personally thank Jaime boychuck, Foote, and all the
Management Goons who furloughed me. I am truly happy once again knowing
I donít have to go into that dump. I feel sooo much better. Keep up the
good work. Iím not being sarcastic either. You have done me a great
favor. Until next time

Love the furloughed Conductor  !!

Name: Star dust
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 25 April 2020

Iím a retired rr , Iíve seen death with my own eye on the rr. Talk to a
guy next thing your hear he got crushed. His canister is destroyed the
soul goes to the next dimension in my belief. I had to go to church
till they could not catch me to go. I believe in a higher power which
is beyond our comprehension. My believe is while you are on this earth
treat your fellow man as you want to be treated. Thatís it !!!

Name: Ryan
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 25 April 2020

Ok. So dip sh-t wants  to change his name on here/title:ECT. Man up
little boy.it doesnít matter what anyone else on here thinks. Go to bed
tonight and suck your little thumb. The rest of us are good.

Name: Ryan
E-mail: ryanherndon1@gmail.com
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 25 April 2020

@loco.... are you ok buddy?  Kinda came off there as an attribute to
your handle?

Name: loco
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 25 April 2020

BLAH BLAH BLAH


A kid born with no arms and legs is not different than a frickin pig
that cant make it. It will depend on someone else the rest of its life
to survive. Forget competing on survivor island. The only reason people
freak out when you say something about our stupidity of keeping people
alive like this is because they are our own kind. Animals can feel and
think too. Just not on the same level, but you got no problem torturing
them and making them live in filth before you kill them to eat them or
hang their heads on your wall.

Who gives a shitz!  It doesn't have anything to do with the company
not providing the proper PPE at all times and making it available to
everyone to use in cabs and vans. And another thing is the stupid arss
attendance points that people know they will get if they mark off sick
and go get tested and come back as a negative. They still give you 2
frickin points even with a doctors slip.  I like the one poster saying
if you get called into work with someone who is sick don't work with
them!  This moron has no idea what will happen if you refuse to work
with someone sick. They will charge you with insubordination.
Intimidate you and most likely use the other person as bait to pressure
you to work. There is no way in hell they are going to let you just mark
off and go home and wait to find someone else to work. Where do these
people get these stupid ideas!  I would just love to see some guys
start doing this.

Name: Ryan
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 25 April 2020

@evolution guy. Dude, I really did not mean to offend you.  Iím very
aware of other countries that do not believe in Christianity, Iíve
spent years in them. Oman, Kuwait, Iraq, Qatar.  I get it. Furthermore,
I never mentioned Jesus in a post, however, I should have! And if you
would like to know more about him? You have my #. Same for anyone else
on here that reads this. To continue on your post, I will go to church
and I will continue to pray  for you and every employee  of CSX.

Name: Ryan
E-mail: ryanherndon1@gmail.com
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 10-20 years
Posted: 25 April 2020

@friend. You are exactly right., and I agree 100%.  Iím just confused at
ďmonkeymanísĒ suggestion? I donít care one way or another if the covid
last on plastic swing for 3 days. If people want to swing on said swing
set, then let them. Iím all about your constitutional rights.... and i
think itís appalling that local gov has taken the mindset that they can
trump those rights. I donít wear a mask and Iím in FL. Maybe the
confusion started when I jumped the cond about the comment of culling
human beings. Of course I understand that the strong survive, Iíve
worked for years in pork breeding houses and poultry farms.... but
there is a big difference in smashing the head of a piglet bc you know
he wonít make it vs slaughtering a child that is born w/no limbs. My
point was, THATS WHAT SEPERATES US FROM ANIMALS. To a certain extent,
the strong  ďHomosapiensĒ  (yes, Iím familiar with the definition) are
going to survive. I understand that completely. But as humans,
regardless of any religious belief, we should wish well on each other
and do the best we can to help the weaker ones out (not hope for their
demise).

Name: Friend
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 25 April 2020

Ryan

The question that no one seems to be addressing on here is just exactly
how long  this virus can stay dormant in nature. What are its
capabilities of reviving itself. With the right conditions it can sit
dormant until something triggers it again. No one is talking about
that. So to answer your question you shot at evolution?  Herd! You nor
I nor anyone else for that matter knows how long it will be in our
environment. Measles, smallpox, chickenpox, etc... are gone them
suddenly reappear in masses. A virus can mutate and reappear. Exposure
is the only way to develop natural antibodies. The weaker will not
survive as was explained to you. I am sure you have sense enough to
know that. His post may have been harsh but science doesn't lie. To
many doctors and scientist have proven without a shadow of a doubt how
the human body works. No bible can dispute that. People who want to get
out and get it over with should. Let them take their chances. You can
lock up and hide but you will never ever be able to hide from it for
ever. It is out there. It is mutating. It is developing resistance to
disinfectants. That's how nature works. That is why csx isn't
bombarding the terminals with mask and gloves. They know it wont keep
it out or away. You have to take care of yourself. The strongest will
survive this.

Name: Ryan
E-mail: ryanherndon1@gmail.com
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 25 April 2020

@evolution guy. I apologize for apparently stricking you the wrong way.
But to clarify... your last sentence went against your first
paragraph... so can you clarify? Are we to socialize and develope herd
immunity or are we to social distance and stay quarantined? Iím leaving
religiůn out of this.... which brings me to my next question. I see
monkeys at the zoo and on TV all the time/likewise I see people
everyday. If we evolved from monkeys...? Then where are all the
MonkeyPeople at that are evolving still. Iím keeping my good eye out,
but Iíve yet to see a monkey person?

Name: Ryan
E-mail: ryanherndon1@gmail.com
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 25 April 2020

@Evolution. At least my God gave me the balls to post my name and #. 
Too bad your god canít do that for you. So sad... God bless you.

Name: evolution
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 25 April 2020

Ryan


Get over yourself.  Your God has nothing to do with it. Our bible is
NOT accepted all over the world and there are hundreds of different
religions and lots that don't agree with yours or even believes in
Jesus. You are just another brain washed bible believer who cant think
outside of your religion.  The dude is right! Do you know what a homo
sapien is?  Its a frickin human.  Yeah, a species of evolved animal.
And I agree! Humans are the only one who doesn't have sense enough to
put the weaker to the side. Now, go to your church with your bible and
defy law of social distancing and pray to your god that he will take
care of all of you. Let everyone go back to work with a bible in their
hand and see how it all works out. 

In the meantime, people better start getting exposed and get their
immune system built up like we are supposed to do. Let the strong
survive.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 25 April 2020

ďStar dustĒ or ďAngel dustĒ?

Name: Ryan
E-mail: ryanherndon1@gmail.com
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 10-20 years
Posted: 25 April 2020

@K1967.... no. Nobody really cares about his agenda. Heís probably just
angry bc he never gets to pull the throttle. (So now here come the
conductor replies!). Truth is, either he doesnít have enough tenure to
be an EN or he turned it down. Not our fault. FN lemon head. Glad he
didnít work for me at the hog farm! Heíd of culled all the profit away.
Sick Fucker.

Name: Star dust
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 25 April 2020

The man is right nature removes the weak in nature. God made it that
way, lol. When E T lands on the front lawn of the White House, you will
see how religion is just social engineering. And some might not be able
to handle the truth of life. Just one mans opinion.

Name: K1967
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 25 April 2020

Does anyone here care if CONDUCTOR gets washed from the gene pool?

Name: Ryan Herndon 
E-mail: ryanherndon1@gmail.com
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 10-20 years
Posted: 25 April 2020

Man I really hope
 INFOSEC W/CSX  pulls that knuckheadís ip address and takes action!
What a complete moron.

Name: Ryan Herndon
E-mail: ryanherndon1@gmail.com
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 10-20 years
Posted: 25 April 2020

To the conductor that has the survival of the fittest mentally... Youíre
sick dude and you need help. God made us different from all other
creatures intentionally. Itís one thing to suggest a little backlash
here and there against management to try and get a point across even
though God loves them as much as he does you.... but to suggest  to
slaughter a child bc he was born deformed is absolutely insane. Iím not
going to remain anonymous on this, if you wish to discuss.,.. please
call me account you need help. I donít give a shit what position you
hold or have held on the RR. Ryan Herndon 904-568-1044.

Name: Conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 25 April 2020

JEEZ people


When are you idiots going to learn. You cant tell stupid hill jacks to
stay in and follow instructions. You have to let the stupid and weak
die off. It is called the survival of the fittest. Yeah, yeah you are
pissed I said it but it needed to be said. The old and the sick are the
most vulnerable. You think maybe this is just how nature works. Think
about it people. Thousands of years ago mother nature sent out plagues
that no one knew where they came from and it thinned out the herd. No
one wants their grandparents or anyone who is sick to die from this but
in the long run we will be a stronger and more immune society.  Human
beings are just total morons. They are the only species on earth that
will keep a baby born with no legs and arms alive. All other living
species wall away from them or remove them from the bunch because they
know they are defective and can not guarantee the survival of a healthy
species. Humans are stupid!
 Now, if you have a brain in your head then protect yourself the best
you can. Let the social morons go out and party in groups. Let the weak
ones get sick and hopefully die off so they don't breed any more.
Protect your own. Its called survival of the fittest!

Name: hey you
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 25 April 2020

Fake doctors Fauci and Birx are angry homo liberal democrats that
couldnít impeach Trump for a perfect phone call. Theyíre telling us
that COVID19 can kill us so they can stop Trump from bringing good
union jobs back from China. Trump is gonna put a stop to that shit.
Heís gonna replace them with Dr. OZ from Fox News so weíll be told the
truth. This is just a bad cold thatís going around and it can be cured
by drinking bleach and 10 minutes in a tanning booth. # MAGA

Name: Second virus wave
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 24 April 2020

There is a lot of pressure for putting and wanting to go back to work.
There are groups of people that have ignored all the warnings. And
could be carriers of virus, mingle and move around. When the goverment
gives green light to go back to life as before virus. Be prepared for
the second wave, to many people ignored warnings and are spreading
virus as I write this. To some itís like the flu to others it is a
death sentence. And like most viruses they can mutate and become harder
to fight.  Protect yourself the best you can for months to come.

Name: Virus
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 24 April 2020

You watch news people packed on airplanes shoulder to shoulder, no ppe.
People having parties, spring break etc. What was the sense of shutting
anything down. As soon as it opens up itís going to spread worse

Name: friend
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 24 April 2020

Conductor


Your a dumb ass and if I could find out where you lived I would
personally kick your worthless ass. Not only do I have friends who have
buried their family members over this virus, but I personally had to
fight it for 4 weeks. You are a low life. Your stupid propaganda
political post is the reason this country is going to hell.  I don't
wish this on anyone or their family members, but if I could I would
definitely wish it on you. You are just the type that needs to live
through hell to learn anything.

Railroaders

Keep you family safe. Wash your hands. Take your clothes off outside of
your house. Don't track it back home from your unsafe work place. If
you work with some one who is sick tell your supervisors. If you think
they are bad refuse to get in the cabs with them. If you have children
and bring it home you will hate yourself if you put them in the
hospital. I pray you don't have to work with the jackass who put that
post. If the virus wipes out anyone it should be these lower life
forms.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 24 April 2020

I had the virus at the end of December , 2 weeks of heck dr said I had
walking pneumonia.  Nobody was panicking then , Democrat hoax , fake
news media controls all of you brainwashed liberals. Trump will save us
drink the koolaid . Colorado koolaid

Name: HR 1748 Safe Freight act 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 24 April 2020

Just wanted to post this. Please report any unsanitary actions itís
unanimous. No names fully confidential. If you see dirty locomotives in
cab crew rooms anywhere we must go. Please report these issues 
I know it seems they have been doing a some what if a job adding hand
sanitizer to the crew rooms however the locomotive cabs are still nasty
dirty makes it hard to pick up bleach wipes on your way in when the
stores are out to help keep from getting sick. We donít know if the
previous crew was sick getting off as you get on nothing is being done
to prevent this. Please get the word out itís quick easy and
confidential. 


https://rwusafety.org/index.php

Name: Virus list
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 24 April 2020

The union or a person that has caught the virus at csx. Make a list of
all infected employees, start a group class action lawsuit. You will
get someoneís attention, get any memo or bulletin that csx puts out.
You all have to show csx is being negligent in protecting employees.

Name: LIEDTOO
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 24 April 2020

Trump lovers


Trump refuses to make the transportation industry tell the truth and
reveal all the reported cases of coronavirus being driven all around
the country from one state to another. Wont demand testing at all weigh
stations to stop the spread.  Lets just keep on keep it on and on the
rails too.  Coronavirus! Coming to your town soon!

Name: Cool mo D
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 24 April 2020

What the fu@@, why are Trucker's getting all the praise. I was always
told if you got a truck brought it but a train brought the fucking
truck .

Name: Snoop Dog
E-mail: 
Employed as: Crew Dispatcher, for 10-20 years
Posted: 24 April 2020

It seems I've caught the dreaded Covid and now I'm confined at home. I
hear from searching the internet that smoking a little ganja will lesson
the symptoms. I can't seem to be able to locate my one hitter. Can
someone please help a brother out?

Name: hey you
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 24 April 2020

Any homo liberal that refuses a Clorox injection is not a freedom loving
American patriot. They have no respect for our flag or national anthem.
We should kick them out of the country and build a wall so they donít
come back. Trump will make China pay for it. #MAGA

Name: PR
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years
Posted: 24 April 2020

Railroad workers


More cases of the virus hitting railroad employees and the numbers not
being reported. Refusal to provide mask and protective disposable
gloves are just another$$$ greedy move and a fake show to make it look
like it isn't needed in the terminals.  Call your state medical
department and ask if they have the reported numbers!

Name: fat ass todd
E-mail: eeee@ff
Employed as: Yard Master, for 1-10 years
Posted: 24 April 2020

todd novack ate the snickers    he got tired of shoving in his mouth  
so in the ass they go  a real fudge packer   hoo raa

Name: hey you
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 24 April 2020

https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/donald-trump/trump-suggests-injection-disinfectant-beat-coronavirus-clean-lungs-n1191216


Trump is a leader given to us by God. He has a cure for this homo
liberal media hoax. The democrats want us to die. Trump wants us to
inject Lysol and go to the beach for sunlight. 

Trump is gonna give rich people a tax break. This will trickle down to
us and soon weíll be rich too. We can buy our own Lysol injection
instead of the democrats giving it to us for free. #MAGA

Name: bj
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for 10-20 years
Posted: 24 April 2020

trump now has the cure for cv-19 uv light rays and injections of
disinfectants hope all you trump lovers give it a try we will see you
at your wake.

Name: Billy Bob
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 23 April 2020

I love the peanut butter snickers.
My fat ass shows it.

Name: conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 23 April 2020

Friend 

Holy shirtz man. They really want to end the discussion about the cover
up of this virus at CSX. You must really have someone really butt hurt
over this. Check out these deflecting jack offs. 
Already read about it spreading through headquarters. Union's busting
FRA to do something about getting gloves and mask on property and
getting no where. One big law suit waiting to happen. Make those calls.
Now you got my friends and family wondering if our state medical
departments have the numbers!

Name: Put u in siding
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 10-20 years
Posted: 23 April 2020

I got my own snickers stash. I aint got time to hunt snickers. All
bitches below me.  
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     V

Name: Facts
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 23 April 2020

From all that plastic wrap, and plastic bottles. Your all getting
overdoses of estrogen, which has lowered your sperm count by 60%. That
is why you talk and act like a bunch of bitches.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 23 April 2020

Wet n soggy 
Sounds like your momma ate too many plastic wrappers when she was
pregnant with you. Dropped repeatedly on head didnt help you none
either.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 23 April 2020

if you are furloughed and NOT smoking that mary jane- i cant abide by
your decisions, i never wanna work with you ever. 

concurrently,

if you are NOT furloughed and not considering taking a voluntary leave
just so that you can smoke that good herb....i never wanna work with
you either...

best furlough ever, 
#throwinSwitchesFukkinBitches
#smoothOperator
#rickReedIsATurd.com

Name: Wet n soggy
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 23 April 2020

And for got to mention.. Take the honey bun out the plastic before
warming up! Thought id specify that for the slow learners.. You will
thank csx trainmaster later! Its better than a thanks award.. Just make
sure you dont eat to many. Could slow production Down!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 23 April 2020

Friend no need to get tested for the virus youíll know it when you got
it   Then you can tell us that you got it . Itís just a hoax anyway to
get trump out of office . You havenít heard a word outta sleepy joe or
pelosi . If we catch it ,we catch it canít prove where you caught it .
Take a chill pill .

Name: Me
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 23 April 2020

It's 4-23-20 and Joe Berry is still a Fat Lying Piece of Shit.  Fuck
you Joe. You are human garbage.

Name: Snickerless vending machine!
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 23 April 2020

If your boss refers to you as "My Honeybun" you might be a
Trainmaster. No disrespect intended,  it is what it is.

Name: Wet n soggy
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 23 April 2020

If you buy a wet soggy honey bun and put it in the  microwave and turn
it on for 12 seconds you will have a whole new perspective on those
honey buns.dont disrespect the honey bun and  Now that us train masters
arent allowed team building lunch dates.. We have control of whats in
the vending machines.. Life's rough when the company isnt buying us
steak house lunches..

Name: Snickerless vending machine!
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 23 April 2020

Ben Dover no insult to me dim wit. Do what youre best at and bend over
Trainmaster will be right there to bring you a special snickers just
for you. He will give you all you want. Lucky you..

Name: Ben Dover
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 23 April 2020

Snickerless Vending Machine? I did not mean to insult your intelligence,
if I did so my apologies!
One must realize that the lighting conditions in some of these crew
rooms is not the best. There are a lot of dim bulbs hanging out you
know! I've experienced it first hand where the company had the vendor
remove the light bulbs from their machines in an attempt to save money
on the electric bill. Brilliant, now we'll never find the damn
snickers bars.  Just an FYI. Don't bother walking across the street
for a Snickers. Sanjay told me no snickers for you! I think he might
have them all wrapped up in that towel.  Maybe you could go investigate
this further or see if the Trainmaster has time! Goodluck!

Name: Friend
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years
Posted: 23 April 2020

Railroad families!!!!


Please help the railroad families!!!!! Help us find out the truth about
the number of employees who have been infected with the coronavirus. The
company is not telling the truth about the numbers and is not keeping
those who were in direct contact informed. If it is true that there are
confirmed cases in the Evansville, Avon, Chicago and Jacksonville
terminals, then everyone could have been in contact with these people
and not know it. I have also heard there has been 7 cases in
Jacksonville headquarters. We as families have a right to know if our
family members have been in direct contact with these people. Men work
in closed cabs and ride in transport vans with these people. Call your
state medical department and ask if CSX has reported the cases to them.
We all have a right to know. 
As you can see, the csx corporate moles are already trying to
discourage discussions about this. The morons who keep talking about
the stupid snicker bars. They know the company is not telling the whole
truth and is not letting everyone know who these people are and let
people decide if they need to be tested if they have worked in close
contact with them. Don't let them discourage you. If you know of
anyone who is working for CSX in any field that has been tested and
found positive, please do the right thing and bring the information to
us.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Yard Master, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 23 April 2020

I overheard a conversation in crew room yesterday about this snicker
problem . TrainMaster said he would just buy all honeybuns in the row
next to snickers so he could get that snicker bar in the back  . LC
said shit Iíll just buy all the buns in front of snicker to get to it .
Conductor said shit Iíll go across road to dollar store and get me a
whole pack of snickers. Engineer said shit I canít walk that far , get
me a honeybun from the dollar store.

Name: Snickerless vending machine
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 23 April 2020

Ben Dover Do you really think I could miss a row of snickers bars!?? I
contacted my union man, he also agreed that it was bullshit and said we
would fight it. Nothing! I told the Trainmaster he said he would take
care of it. Nothing! I called the vending machine company left a
voicemail also complained about the big wet honey buns that nobody ever
buys. The next damn day row A3 that is always the snickers bar row was
loaded slap full of big wet soggy ass honey buns! Un-damn-beleivable!
Now we got two rows of honey buns. No snickers. I think the fucker
thinks hes cute too because at the very back of the honey bun rows is
clearly one damn snickers bar.

Name: Bookkeeper 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years
Posted: 22 April 2020

2020 1st quarter earnings released today:

Creative book keeping 


Hereís a question for everyone 
If your a buyer of railroads which one would you buy and why? 

CSX is the cheapest to buy and remember a few years ago it did split
3:1


Cooking the book daily!     Letís see how many more we can lay off and
cut

Name: Ben Dover
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 22 April 2020

To the guy that was concerned a couple days ago about the Snickers Bar
rack being empty in
the crew room vending machine. Did you check a couple racks over to
make sure they didn't just place them in another rack by mistake? Even
though most Managers are fat asses, they certainly didn't get their
round mouths from eating candy bars! I am certain that is not the
reason for the shortage! We also all know they are not qualified to
manage two people at the Dairy Queen so they are not using them in the
Flurries either!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 22 April 2020

FRIEND:

Of course they are added to their respective state counts.  CSX didn't
do the testing of the employees. It was either done by a state health
agency or a private lab who is required to report to the state.

You guys need to loosen up the tin foil a little bit.  There is no
conspiracy here.  

Why is it most low information employees think they are the most
knowledgeable of agreements and all other aspects of their job.  Most
of you on here who bitch are the ones that take up the most space on
engineers cameras under sleeping conductors. Don't believe me, just
ask any engineer.

Name: FRIEND
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 22 April 2020

CSX

Poster says you had 14 cases a few weeks ago and we haven't heard
anything about it?  Is it not against the law now to not report these
cases. Also, how about the state reporting these cases in their
numbers. Is the state of Indiana, Illinois and Missouri adding these
numbers into their counts?

Fellow railroad families

Maybe we should be calling our state health departments and find out if
CSX is being added into their counts as positive test!

Name: Engineer 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 21 April 2020

Loco 20-30

Your link is wrong! Not up to date. More sick in the almighty tower in
Jacksonville. So maybe you should change your panties!

Guess feds are still ignoring we don't get sick pay and still get
attendance points if we take off and come back as a false positive
test, just the flu!

Name: Downtrodden 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for 10-20 years
Posted: 21 April 2020

Obviously our govt does not relate to how weak kneed our unions are nor
how sorry major railroads are. 
From the stimulus bill:
Paid Sick Leave

Generally, employees who work for public or private companies with
fewer than 500 workers are entitled to up to two weeks of paid leave if
they canít work due to COVID-19. It can be the employee who is sick or
someone in their family who needs care.

Under the new law, employers are required to pay the employeeís regular
rate, up to $511 per day, for 10 days if the employee is sick or under
quarantine, or no more than $200 per day for 10 days if the employee
has to stay home to care for a family member. If your company has more
than 500 employees, it likely has a paid sick leave policy.

Name: UPCSX 2020
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 21 April 2020

OMAHA, Neb. ó
Facing an ďunprecedented dropĒ in freight traffic, Union Pacific
President and CEO Lance Fritz announced Tuesday four weeks of required
unpaid leave and pay cuts for executives and board members of the
Omaha-based railroad.

ďMany of our customers have reduced or halted production and overall
freight transportation has declined dramatically,Ē wrote Fritz in an
email to Union Pacific employees.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 21 April 2020

Here's a link right off the BLET website.  No need to get your panties
in a wad over nothing

https://www.ble-t.org/pr/news/headline.asp?id=63809

Name: conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 21 April 2020

Brothers


I have been surfing the net for days and all I can find is cases on the
UP, CN and BNSF!   That's bullshit. There are supposed to be at least 8
guys out of the Chicago, Great Lakes and Nashville division with it. Why
aren't we seeing any of these reports in the stats. we need to all
start calling the USDOT and ask why the cover up!

Name: None
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 21 April 2020

https://www.commondreams.org/news/2020/04/21/trump-says-hes-aiming-shield-corporations-legal-liability-workers-who-contract-covid

Name: Re: Testing
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 21 April 2020

The reason they are not testing us is because it costs money.

Our lives are not worth one cent to the carrier. Hence why it took them
so long to "allegedly" provide us with necessary ppe & clean the
locomotives.

The cab drivers & hotel staff have masks. Yet no one is openly handing
them out at work. You have to ask for one, and hope they have one.

I've had three guys get marked off for Covid in my terminal. They were
returned to work in 24-48 hours because the chief medical officer deemed
them low risk. 

That all ties into the psr & crew availability bullshit. They can't
afford to lose manpower because everything is cut back so deep.

Testing costs money. Ppe costs money. This increases the operating
ratio.Which cuts into our ponzi profit scheme. 

Remember share holders & profits are more important than employees.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 20 April 2020

On the up hill side of virus peak they said shut it down , on the
downhill side they said open everything up. This is gone get us
quarantined all summer.  The number of cases are gone go back up .
Idiots

Name: Testing
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 20 April 2020

Each employee in every terminal should be tested. Not wait till the sick
person has mingled with everyone. Some people show little symptoms and
are carriers. And keep it to themselves.  They donít want to sit at
home for two weeks. Csx is playing stupid to this virus. They donít
want to confirm a case because then they have to back track and test
the people that the sick person was in contact with. They csx are just
buying time and hoping lockdown expires. By confirming there is was a
infected person working they have to be pro active. Iím amazed the
union has not put out a directive on how to deal with this issue.

Name: Germaphobe 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 20 April 2020

Hey guys this really does explain alot.

https://youtu.be/whbxePmMNbE

Name: RIGHTTOKNOW
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 20 April 2020

FRA, UTU, BLET, USDOT, CSX, NS, UP, CN, BNSF, KCS...all shortlines!!!


How many railroaders have the corona virus. HOW MANY!  WE HAVE A RIGHT
TO KNOW!  WHY ARENT WE BEING BRIEFED ON HOW MANY RAILROADERS ACROSS
THIS COUNTRY HAVE CONTRACTED THIS VIRUS. SICK OF HEARING RUMORS.  WE
ARE NOT BEING TOLD THE TRUTH. THEY ARE NOT BEING TRANSPARENT. RUMORS
AND MORE RUMORS.  WE MUST DEMAND THAT THE USDOT TELLS US ALL HOW MANY
TRANSPORTATION WORKERS WHO ARE ESSENTIAL HAVE CONTRACTED THIS VIRUS!

All we have heard is 2 out of Evansville, 2 out of Chicago, 1 out of
Lafayette, 4 out of Avon yard, 4 on the UP and 2 on the NS! 

We aren't being told the truth!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 20 April 2020

Fake Canadian over here copying and pasting posts from reddit... you
know who you are. youíre as corny as a railroad manager.

Name: Canada
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 20 April 2020

Our guys just told the company supply ppe and proper protection, or we
will not work. Why is that so hard for you to do at csx?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 20 April 2020

Listen donít say social distancing is 6 feet then. 2 crews in a small
truck at the same time.  6 feet is a definite distance   Basically the
railroad gets a pass on this one. All you fuckers who say the spray on
the engine is sufficient enough are full of shit and  just because I
have a mask on doesnít mean I can be closer than 6 feet.

Name: HA!
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 20 April 2020

Thisis how


You got that right man. There are more ignorant morons working out here
on the rails than kids in a short bus school.  The spray they put on the
motors is adequate. You frickin use it. If you don't then its on you.
As for social distancing, yeah they do break the protocol on that. Have
3 guys in the cab an they are not 6 feet apart. They are calling pilots.
Its up to the crew to wear a mask if they want. No one is telling they
cant and they don't have to be professional medical mask. You can make
the damn thing out of cotton. Use an old sock for Christ sakes. Just a
bunch of cry babies.

Name: Thatsnothowthisworks
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 20 April 2020

Nobody is going to jail.  It's truly sad that some of you have so
little understanding of how the world works.

Name: Prison bitch
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 20 April 2020

With Foote being canadien, if he goes to jail over , this virus. I bet
it will not take long for him to be a prison bitch. I like that title
Foote the prison bitch.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 20 April 2020

Shoutout to plagiarism...copy and paste are still alive and working!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 20 April 2020

Up here in Canada they're disinfecting everything religiously, like I
bring a unit back to the shops and the guy with the alcohol solution
and respirator is already on the way out before I even get off the
unit. The union put their foot down on this issue, granted guys were
also just refusing to work till the unit that obviously wasn't
disinfected was disinfected, the guys doing the cleaning are taking it
super seriously too. Before this was taken seriously guys at work were
cleaning them themselves and taking over half an hour to get off the
shops. That gets their attention, like maybe we should get the shop
guys to do this before the crew gets on duty on we don't waste half an
hour to an hour for the crew to clean the units themselves.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 20 April 2020

Shoutout to all the guys that drive nice cars to the yard ... bet you
wont take that voluntary furlough. #ateup

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 19 April 2020

Rick Reed is built like a potato

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 19 April 2020

trainmasters and stuperintendent are walking with a bit of a pep in
their step now that traffic is slow. They can finally tell network they
are keeping up and running efficient. That's a big change from 30 days
ago. From the way they acted and looked should of been checked for
battered woman syndrome.. It's too bad top golf and the local country
clubs are closed could be really using those golf clubs you bought with
company credit card.. I think  this ponzi scheme might get exposed very
soon!!!

Name: You all
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 19 April 2020

You all file class action law suit over not getting ppe. To protect you
from virus, and if someone dies , manslaughter charges to the ceo and
work your way down the list.

Name: Crayon Learning for T&E- Germs
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for N/A
Posted: 19 April 2020

I see some of you are really concerned about what we are all
experiencing. Unfortunately the link provided below is probably well
needed instruction for many here. If you do not understand it the very
first time you play the video, don't get discouraged, just rewatch it
as many times as is necessary. It is time.


https://youtu.be/whbxePmMNbE

Name: Mark Lorensen
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years
Posted: 19 April 2020

All t&e,

If you ever need ppe or anything that may impact your safety please
report it to the dispatcher and try to get moving with our train.  We
can report it to the local trainmaster to better assist you in your
territory.  We work very hard in Jacksonville to keep the trains moving
24 hours a day.  If it wasnít for me and the other managers down here at
net ops we would not have the company we have today.  


Thanks,


Mark

Name: PPE
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 19 April 2020

If you donít have the ball s to stand down till they get you ppe to
fight virus. Go to work with boots untied vest undone etc. Let them
send you all home.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 19 April 2020

I know all you managers where brainwashed in boot camp,   So you have to
question authority,       Hey Trainmasters and above,    Better watch
your ass,      I got Bountyís for you!!!!!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 19 April 2020

Essential more like sacrificial.      The RRs and their bitches
ďFRA,BLE,SmartĒ.    Donít give a shit about our welfare.   I was given
a bottle of water to sanitize our engine.  I couldnít smell the bleach.
   When someone dies their blood is on the RR,FRA,BLE,Smartís hands.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 19 April 2020

Furloughed and love it , phone not ringing, I got plenty of side work ,
I can get used to this normal stress free life, may not return to work
when they send letter this time .

Name: Nofucsleep
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 18 April 2020

HEY HOS FRA!

How about getting off your arsses and doing something about this all
night roster call crap. Blowing our phone's up all night because the
jackarsses laid so many men off they don't have enough to work. We got
wives and kids at home all day and all night now. It's almost
impossible to get a damn nap and be rested as it is! Now these morons
are continuously blowing our phone's up around the clock looking for
people to work. Order the men back! It's unsafe as hell for us to come
in tired as hell. What is wrong with you and the USDOT! You think this
manpower shortage is a frickin joke?? You want to kill someone? Is that
it? Just kill us off one by one? I would rather have the damn corona
virus. At least I could stay home and not have to listen to the damn
phone ring around the damn clock.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 18 April 2020

The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) last week denied rail unions'
request that the agency declare an emergency order calling for safety
protections for railroad employees during the COVID-19 pandemic, the
Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen (BLET) announced
earlier this week.

"Although FRA believes that many safety precautions included in [the
unions'] petitions could constitute best practices that should be
applied in the railroad industry, FRA does not believe that an
emergency order is justified," FRA Administrator Ronald Batory wrote,
according to a BLET press release.

The BLET and SMART-TD unions petitioned the FRA to issue an emergency
order specific to employee protections after the agency announced it
would temporarily waive certain railroad regulatory safety requirements
during the pandemic.

Union officials say the FRA has "yet to mandate safety protocols to
protect the health of railroad workers during the national COVID-19
outbreak," according to the press release

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 18 April 2020

Dont worry about Avon, we all furloughed and guys still pulling 5-700
cars a shift...ate up losers

also rick reed be runnin a tight ship and belt line, cuz he built like
a raw chicken breast..slimy like one too... anyway ima get back to dis
furlough yall

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 18 April 2020

shidddddd a conference call about being furloughed?
 
shidddddd...its about to be a throwback 90's party line...


"watchu wearin bih?" ------ 

anyway furlough goin good so far. hands down best time in railroad
history to be furloughed, im abouts to collect and connect wiz some
baddd bishes

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 20-30 years
Posted: 18 April 2020

If you are indeed a dispatcher in our office and actually called Mark
Lorenson. 

You, a fellow union brother cannot be trusted. 

Fuck off.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 17 April 2020

Engineerís wife

If your husband is a locomotive operator and your family is broke
youíre a dumb ass.  If you happen to have a job and are struggling. You
are hopeless.  No amount of money is the answer to your problems.  Get
of your lazy fat ass and donít contribute to the problem

Name: Friend
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years
Posted: 17 April 2020

Conductor 10-20

Keep up on the latest information from the medical experts. A mask made
from cotton is just as effective as a professional surgical mask. IT HAS
BEEN PROVEN TO BE JUST AS EFFECTIVE. Wear a sock across your face is you
want to wear one. You should have something to wear when you are not at
work, so you should have something to bring with you to work. Quit
crying.


Broken rail
 Learn your rights and laws as a union member in the United States.
Read the LMRDA. If a union is not representing you to the fullest
extent or they are taking a ridiculous amount of time to hear your case
you can sue your unions and take your case to an outside attorney.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 17 April 2020

What is going on at Avon with all the furloughing ?

Name: Ppe
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 17 April 2020

Where you softies make you mistakes if your required to work. Donít say
should supply ppe. They will supply ppe before we go to work and stand
your ground. You would be surprised how fast they supply it.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 10-20 years
Posted: 17 April 2020

Mark Lorenson did not post that under his name. Itís BS. I just called
the guy and he was clueless about it.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 17 April 2020

My state has made covering your face mandatory. CSX should provide the
masks if we are essential, I still can't find bleach or masks at
stores by my home. If we are expected to be out here working through
all this then help me.

Give me access to the supplies I need. Even though I didn't get
anything from the relief bill, I'll still pay for them. The problem is
I can't even find the things I need.

Name: broken rail
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 17 April 2020

before you sue a railroad with a union, you have to exhaust all options
in your contract. which means YOU have to submit then to the local
chairman, and HE has to process them as per your collective bargaining
agreement. check out your contract, its all there. IF he dose his job
properly it will end up at a public law board. that is the process,
period. now the fun starts, dose your LC do all this?, is he timely,
dose he process them ALL? well keep a file of everything, all emails,
letters, company communications. YOU most likely will have to nag the
LC to do HIS job, this is inportant if you sue latter down the road for
missrepersentation. they want the job, but donn't follow the contract,
your screwed, who dose he work for? you, too many LC's eventually
become the next company offical, have seen this way too many times. the
ceo and others all the way down to local managment are in cahoots with
pay claim denials, its called LABOR RACKERTERING, time to clean up out
unions, was the CBA signed in invisible ink, only to evaperate as soon
as its signed?

Name: Smh
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 17 April 2020

Now I really think they are stealing they did not pay me what I am
supposed to be paid either and I have heard of a few others being
shorted more than usual, sounds like CSX is trying to take a little
from each of us and pull a fast one , I'd like us to pull are money
together system wide get lawyers to sue them , but the union probably
would say you can't do that ,think about it 5$ here and there adds up
to a lot

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years
Posted: 17 April 2020

All union brothers submit all the claims you can... we are working hard
to get them paid.  While we can not guarantee anything will get paid...
and admit probably none will get paid.. keep submitting them it gives
the appearance that were doing something... the membership will have to
learn to except that whatever they get paid is all they're going to
get.. just remember that people that were flipping hamburgers at
McDonald's for $10 an hour are now  not making nothing so be happy in
your work

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 16 April 2020

Welp if they are okay with just anyone getting furloughed and not
willing to re qualify people or give pilots. Maybe the engineers who
get kicked to the xb whos been on the pools for several years should
get the same treatment most arent qualified on all the work the xb
covers.. Whats the difference.. Guys getting forced to xb qualified on
25 % of the work... By the way i dont agree with what is going on.. But
what's the difference?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 16 April 2020

Hahaha that'll show them!  Karens of the world unite!  Activate
MegaKaren!  Our manager's name is Foote.  He'll be right with you!

Name: Union power 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 16 April 2020

The membership is the union , if you show no interest meetings ,
submitting claims or grievances. You have let so many things slide.
That csx sees the pattern and know they can do as they dam well please.
Because there is no resistance from the membership right up to the top
guy. You put you head down and just let it happen without informing
management you are doing , work under protest that it is not in
collective agreement. A guy sitting in an office somewhere , you all
think is the union with some magical powers. One guy will stand up to
management. Where there are ten guys that will not make a stand and do
work that is not in his collective agreement. There is no more
solidarity anymore. Itís to late to fight  now, you let csx get away
with to much already to make a stand now. The unions know for every job
cut and replaced by AI or new rules is less money for the union. The
writing is on the wall unions will become a thing of the past. Non
union medical staff have walked off the job, till proper PPE was
provided, they used common sense. They where not intimidated and stuck
together till management did the right thing.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 16 April 2020

Engineerís wife


The union will not do shit theyíre in Bed with the RR and the FRA is
giving the RR a reach around.


Hers is an idea.  Turn off the WiFi.  Get off your lazy fat ass.  Get a
job and help your husband out instead of making him carry all the
weight.    You have to bring something other than a** to the marriage

Name: wife
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for N/A
Posted: 16 April 2020

Engineer wives


Time is hard now even though my husband is working.  We just looked at
our 40lk and we have lost over $52,000.00 since this started. All of
our investment have been down. Now is the time for the unions to step
up to the plate and demand that our husbands get paid the claims they
have coming to them that are because they didn't pay them the proper
pay rates. Yes, there are claims that are for abusing the men and
violating their working conditions, but the claims that are for
stealing the agreed pay should be paid immediately. We are helping our
children right now and it is cutting into our expenses. We all need to
stick together on this and talk to our family and neighbors about the
abuse of pay that is happening. It is time for the Unions to do what is
right. It is time for them to team up and force the company our husbands
work for to honor the agreements they signed in front of witness and
God! We need to send letters and emails to our husbands unions
demanding they do their jobs or stop taking our money. If our families
can't get what is rightfully ours then they shouldn't be taking it
our for them. Keep our dues and when they get us paid we can pay them
back at the end of the year. we need our money now. ALL OF IT!

Name: todd novack
E-mail: qq@des
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 16 April 2020

as of may 2020 buffalo will shut all yard jobs left  any trains will be
cn crews only crew changes will be left       fill the gas tank and
chase your job

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Crew Dispatcher, for 10-20 years
Posted: 15 April 2020

Answer the phone you crap heads . Jeez your essential

Name: loco
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 15 April 2020

BOO HOO

Snitch... so what if he stepped up. Not your business. You got a job
and getting paid?  Most likely cause I don't know of any engineer who
lost their job out of Avon.  Bunch of bitches..

Name: health
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 15 April 2020

CSX


What is up with the packages of thin cloth gloves you are leaving out
for the crews. You do know you cant sterilize them as you use them.
Only plastic gloves can be sprayed with Lysol or bleach water and wiped
off and used again.  What the hell will we do with soaking wet gloves
when we try to sanitize them. I would need 10 pairs a day to keep
sanitizes gloves in my possession. Does the State health department
know what is going on in the rail yards>


Wake up people.  CSX is not above State health laws. CSX is not a
federally owned company. It is a private business regulated by the
Federal government. They must follow all state and Federal laws for the
residents of their state.

OK....company mole deflector....... come on with your stupid
distracting post.  Your so predictable.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 15 April 2020

J.J Harris stepped up as a throttle jockey (not an engineer) and took a
a train to Lafayette out of Avon after complaining about another
employee doing the same thing.  Enjoy your life J.J.

Name: conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for 1-10 years
Posted: 14 April 2020

Brothers


Trainmaster deflector back!!!  Just cant give it up! HA! HA!
Can't believe these idiot supervisors are dicking with the little bit
of crews they have left working. What the hell is wrong with them!
Don't they know we can all lay down and then what? Just keep dicking
with people

Check out this shit! Just a few samples of the game....
1- didn't check switch points before throwing the switch( supervisor
over 500 feet away and it was at night!)
2-engineer not repeating distance to go and conductor says he heard him
clearly!
3- Working too slowly and causing train delay( FRA will tear that one
up)
4- Missing a defective car during inspection on pickup at industry. Had
to set out. Charged with unsafe working. 
5-Not using enough horn when going past workers standing in the yard.
Repeat....not using enough horn....used the horn but didn't blow their
damn ears off!

OK! Just keep irritating the crews. Maybe they might start telling
these supervisors who beg you to cut corners when things are tight and
turn their head while your doing it, to stick it where it counts. Good
faith challenges, refusing to bend the rules to rush the jobs for them,
not making those extra calls to fix half arss paperwork.....
YEAP!  Karma is a bitch!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 14 April 2020

Good Gosh amighty and the cry babies, and candy asses, on the railroad
today. What a embarrassment most of U are to the generations before U.

Name: conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 14 April 2020

Mark


Kiss our asses. Deflector. Trying to change the subject and start a
joke fest. You know damn well your full of shit and just trying to
start a new debate!

Stand true guys! Hold your ground. You got the power now. Whistleblow.
Report FRA violations. All this stalking and head hunting is a scam. 
Don't back down!

Name: Mark Lorensen
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years
Posted: 13 April 2020

To all engineers and conductors:

Please do not delay swapping at intermediate locations.  The means of
technology the company is equipped with, there is not any room left for
games.  We need you to tone the dispatcher and promptly complete your
questionnaire.  The csx network has never witnessed velocity numbers we
are recording down here in the network center as we are today.  Please
keep it up and remember to not sacrifice safety with poor performance. 
Nice work!

Mark

Name: conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 13 April 2020

Conductor

Your right on!  They are scared. They know we got them by the balls.
Can't hold classes of new hires right now. Got to lay off men! This
bullshit head hunting is a scare tactic. Try to keep you in line. Shoot
the high paid! They are showing their true colors to the public! People
and families see what their doing! Why in hell would you harass and
stalk the hell out of your reduced work force when they are vital now
unless you got some serious fear of losing control or you have some
evil $$$$ plan up your sleeve. Something  stinks to high shit here!

Name: Appreciation for management
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 13 April 2020

Show management you care, give them nice long hug and slip them the
tongue if your feeling sick. Show them your dedicated your sick and
came to work.

Name: conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 13 April 2020

Alert. .



Harassment and intimidation at an all time high!!! Management afraid as
hell. They know crews have all the power. If they lay down or slow down
it will hurt the company $$$!  They are scared as hell. Now is also a
time to start hunting the higher paid work force. Like shooting ducks
in a barrel. Easy to do now. No pattern of head hunting older work
force with higher pay scale. Put them in the street later when
investigations start back up an replace them with low wage new guys who
aren't at 100% pay. They are failing guys on the most petty and trumped
up crap they can come up with. No minor charges makes it easier to bump
up the discipline levels. TAKE THE HIT. FIGHT ALL CHARGES.  EVERYONE GO
TO INVESTIGATION. FILE ETHICS WHEN THEY LIE. FILL OUT EXCESSIVE 
DISCIPLINE FORMS FOR THE UNION. IF IT CONTINUES THEN YOU KNOW WHAT TO
DO. YOU HAVE ALL THE POWER NOW AND THEY KNOW IT.THEY ARE AFRAID. IF
THERE WAS EVER A TIME TO STICK TOGETHER IT IS NOW. THE MOST SENIOR WORK
FORCE IS OUT HERE. SET AN EXAMPLE FOR THE NEW GUYS BEFORE THEY COME
BACK!!!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 13 April 2020

Hey Foote, Boychuk,  and all of CSX,    What will you do?        Be a
leader and not a follower!!!!!!





PUBLISHED: APRIL 13, 2020
The CEO of Norfolk Southern, James A. Squires, recently asked employees
for feedback concerning the carrierís responsiveness to the COVID-19
pandemic. SMART Transportation Division has been gathering reports
about how carriers are complying during the outbreak of coronavirus. As
one of those employees deemed ďessential,Ē SMART-TD Vice General
Chairperson Robert M. Levkulich (GCA-898) sent the following email to
NSís top boss to express his opinion, which is reproduced here with
Brother Levkulichís permission:

Mr. Squires, as the outside world continues to spiral out of control,
it feels as if itís just another day along the railroad. As
Transportation employees, we read daily updates that Norfolk Southern
has taken to protect its office workers, in Atlanta and Norfolk, but in
yard offices around the system, itís business as usual.

For conductors and engineers operating across Norfolk Southern, we have
been categorized as an essential part of our nationís infrastructure,
and essential in the fight against Covid-19. Since conductors and
engineers are deemed essential, then so should our safety and
well-being.

Norfolk Southern used to prioritize the safety of its employees, but
recently the only priority has been to get to a 60 OR. I have visited
numerous yard offices, and Iíve seen a lot of things that impressed me.
But these were from individuals. I saw a conductor who brought masks his
wife and kids had sewn in for his fellow crew members. I saw an engineer
carrying in bottles of home made hand sanitizer to distribute in the
yard office. And finally I saw a Road Manager that was carrying in an
arm full of sanitizer that he used his own money to pay for. These
individuals taking care of each other are inspiring stories but are
void of Norfolk Southern.

Companies across this nation are stepping up to show their employees
they care. As Transportation employees we have seen drastic financial
loss due to the ďchase for a 60 ORĒ and now with COVID-19 and closures,
we have taken another hit.

Ally Financial took unprecedented steps to show its 8700 employees they
care. Below are excerpts from Forbes Magazine article dates 4/6/20:

All employees making $100,000 or less in annual base compensation will
receive a $1,200 tax-free financial assistance payment to help cover
unexpected costs related to working from home.
Ally added 100% coverage for diagnostic testing and the associated
visit related to COVID-19.
Immediate paid medical leave for any employee diagnosed with COVID-19.
Expanded childcare support: When daycare or adult/elder care
arrangements are disrupted, Ally will cover 30 uses of emergency care.
Employees with monthly or quarterly incentive plans were assured that
Ally would account for COVID-19 impacts to operations.
Access to free mental health professionals, via phone or text, through
the Employee Assistance Program.
100% coverage for virtual doctor visits and online health care
services.
Paid caregiver leave for employees caring for an ill family member.
Well-being modules and challenges geared to staying physically and
mentally healthy at home
These are great examples of what a company can do do to protect its
employees.

So Mr. Squires my question is, What will Norfolk Southern do for its
most valuable, and essential employees?

Robert M. Levkulich
Vice General Chairman
Southern Lines GCA-898
SMART Transportation Division

Name: Foote
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 1-10 years
Posted: 13 April 2020

You spoke up and we listened.  Engineers will snap back to the yearly
bonuses effective April 13 2020.  You will see a deduction in your next
paycheck for all over payments of trip rates. I would like to thank
everyone who put all the hard work in to make this a reality.  

 T&E you are essential.  Labor has spoken and we yield to our
invaluable work force.  There will be bleach wipes available.  Please
limit one wipe per crew. While supplies last.  Thank you

Name: New jobs
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 12 April 2020

China is fucked the last thing they will export is this virus. World
fed-up.  So if your layed  off at csx give it time, more jobs and
factories will be popping up back in the west. Japan is funding
companies to leave China and come back to japan. The west will do the
same thing. They will be hiring big time again in the west. Csx thinks
they are short of employees. Just wait till the transition happens ,
csx will not know what hit them.

Name: Fill up the slots..now!!
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 12 April 2020

Anybody else's snack machine out of snickers bars, ours has been out
for 12 days! Im starting to get alittle perturbed. Is it a corona virus
thing, are people just not doing their job these days? What is it?  Why
does the company tease us. Why do the unions allow the company to tease
us?!! The whole slot is empty, should be loaded up with fresh snickers!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 12 April 2020

Roster calls, step-ups, going the extra mile all so Rick Reed can get a
bonus? Clowns.

Name: Avon
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 12 April 2020

You will refer to him as Rick Head.

Watch out for the scabs taking roster calls.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 12 April 2020

Hey brothers l layed a nice prize egg for yíall to hunt last night. Turn
in to TrainMaster or LC for your prize if you find it , itís close to a
switch . Good luck

Name: conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 12 April 2020

Rules 317
Power mole! Company doesn't like the topics? Are you butt hurt. Ha!

Keep it coming brothers. Something brought this company poser out.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 11 April 2020

if any of you guys need disability for early retirement Rick Reed can
help, all he needs is a few thousand tons of train and a carman to
bleed off the air

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 11 April 2020

Hey Avon moron talking crap about Darrin Jackson, reveal yourself if you
have the courage to call someone out by name.  You do know he was the
2nd oldest Engineer to be cut back right?  He made a move deep on the
Roselake pool right? He could have bumped someone first out if he
wanted to but didnít.  There were 3 rested engineers on extra board who
werenít ďqualifiedĒ.  You know that?  How many people would step up to
work going to Lafayette? Very few.  Why didnít anyone make a move to
the Lafayette pool? They had the chance to.   So keep talking crap. The
rest of us have a life.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 11 April 2020

On a Good Note : CSX sits in the BEST Finacial position and the best
growth rate to peers u.p. and n.s.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 11 April 2020

Damn son, you bitches are becoming unhinged.

Speaking of bitches:
1)Avon Superintendent
2)Avon Asst. Superintendent
3) Rick Reed 

^ all bitches

Name: Rules 317
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 11 April 2020

Conductor 1-10 calling me mouth. 

Why you so concerned with who they are?  Perhaps you are one of the 2
Company bitches Iím referring to, and your curious if everyone knows
what a suck you really are. If your having these thoughts, then youíve
answered your own question.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 11 April 2020

Darrin jackson out of avon you Pos. Cut way deep. Guys furloughed, guys
with more seniority than you cut back to being a conductor . your ass
sitting on a long pool as conductor and still step up to be an
engineer. When business is strong and people are working i get guys
step up.. But when people are struggling to hold or completely
furloughed. Thats a dick move.. Good work union brother!!!!!

Name: Conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 11 April 2020

Hey mouth


Don't just run your mouth. Come on, lets have some names! Who is the
company sucks going to Lafayette.  Come on!  Your big enough pants is
running your mouth so lets have some balls and put some names out
there!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 10 April 2020

Queensgate has a new rat!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 10 April 2020

Avon Trainmaster Rick Reed has a blood type of MS ... Maple Syrup

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 10 April 2020

Avon Trainmaster Rick Reed is built like a strawberry-big up top and
disgusting taper down bottom.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 10 April 2020

Hey Fuck this Place!!!!

Name: Threat notice
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 1-10 years
Posted: 10 April 2020

Attention!!!

LC'S were just verbally notified if anyone marks off more than 24
hours for any reason, you will be pulled out of service. This is not in
writing and it won't be because it is intimidation and harassment. If
you are sick and you need more than 24 hours do not forget previous
instructions that you must notify cmc prior to the end of the 24 hours
to extend it. If you get any verbal abuse for doing so you need to
contact your county health department, OSHA, USDOT and your LC!
Manpower shortages created by the carrier is not an emergency on the
employees part and no employee should be subjected to harassment when
needing to be marked off over 24 hours. This can not be tolerated. This
is an attempt to create fear in all employees. Again, this can not be
tolerated.  The carrier has created a dangerous shortage of essential
employees needed to move U.S. international freight during a time of
National security.

Name: Rules 317
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 10 April 2020

Hope you boys at Lafayette enjoy those 2 company sucks just got sent
your way due to Furlough, watch what you say around these company
bitches.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 10 April 2020

It will be CuomoSexual or Obama on the Democratic ballot, all part of
the COVID-19 plan.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 10 April 2020

They keep promoting this New York Governor Cuomo guy like he is a
savior. He canít protect his on state , just blames trump. He shoulda
been more prepared with his sanctuary city and state .

Name: Lol
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 09 April 2020

Dumb ass

You canít make a complete sentence.   Why are you getting so
frustrated?  Calm yourself and use your words.

Name: Dumb ass
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 09 April 2020

Buddy I forgot more than you know. All you need to know is 1 to 8
forward and reverse, donít strain your brain.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 09 April 2020

If you canít hackit get your jacket, and get out . There is no union
anymore itís all about me me me . They paid us more twenty five years
ago , now we get screwed out of everything. Trump 2020 , old Biden is
washed up canít remember his last name .

Name: Right
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 09 April 2020

Iím sure he didnít pass high school biology or civics.

Name: Lol
E-mail: Lol
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 09 April 2020

Dumbass

Did you pass high school English?

Name: Dumbass
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 09 April 2020

You call me dumb ass, the flu is a virus, the common cold has over
seventy different viruses. There are many viruses that mutate as we
speak. The dose is a bacterial infection can be cured with anti
biotics. AIDS is a virus antibiotics has no effect on it. Maybe get
educated before you shoot your mouth off. It might even save your life
knowing the difference between bacterial infection and virus.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 09 April 2020

COVID-19 was clearly the Democrat's nuclear option once they realized
the Senate trial would not do it, look at the timing along with how
distracted the impeachment kept everyone from the virus.

Name: 1918 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 09 April 2020

https://www.cdc.gov/flu/pandemic-resources/1918-pandemic-h1n1.html

Name: Influenza 1918
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 09 April 2020

The flu 1918 after First World War influenza killed over 18 million
people more than bullies did. Look at your history books pal. We where
a hundred years past due for pandemic. We are getting better at
isolating these diseases but the China man hid it from world. They
going to pay.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 09 April 2020

flu vs virus

dumbass

have you ever seen make shift morgues set up in New York  for the flu?

Name: Sars vs flu
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 09 April 2020

We never panicked with sars,or influenza Aand B. The seasonal flu kills
700000 people every year. We donít panick we get flu shot. CCP China
hid this from the world it had been around the globe many times before
we new it was more than the flu. This pandemic is an elderly killer. If
you are healthy you get it and your bodies amune system wipes it out.
Blame China CCP they are going to pay for this big time. The world
health organization was in bed with China, so condem the right people
for this. Bat soup at wet markets are filthy till this day China has
not stopped the practice. Now China is going to lose thousands of jobs
and the Chinese will again eat anything to just live another day. If
you buy any food product from China your crazy. This is just the
beginning of these viruses they mutate and get stronger and harder to
fight. God bless you all.

Name: Furloughedrightintheassagain
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 09 April 2020

This site should be named FUCK CSX!  Time to dust off the resumť...

Name: hey you
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 09 April 2020

Trump is a leader given to us by God. Covid19 is a fake news conspiracy
perpetrated by  the democrats. Itís just a bad cold thatís going around
and Trump has miracle drugs to cure it. If you get sick Trump will come
to your hospital with an American flag and no mask like Moses parting
the Red Sea. Peopple that socially distance arenít patriots. Theyíre
homo liberals that want a free can of Lysol from the government. They
should be thrown out of the country and we should build a wall so they
donít come back.

Name: box on
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 09 April 2020

you dumb trump lovers on this site,the rump was told about cv-19 4
months and what it would do and the dim wit ignored the warnings from
pro medical people or trump thinks he knows more than doctors,lmfao,
and now people are dying,enough SAID!

Name: HR 1748 Safe Freight act 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 09 April 2020

DOL WARNS EMPLOYERS AGAINST RETALIATION FOR WORKERS WHO REPORT UNSAFE
CONDITIONS DURING PANDEMIC
PUBLISHED: APRIL 8, 2020
WASHINGTON, D.C. Ė The U.S Department of Laborís Occupational Safety
and Health Administration (OSHA) is reminding employers that it is
illegal to retaliate against workers because they report unsafe and
unhealthful working conditions during the coronavirus pandemic. Acts of
retaliation can include terminations, demotions, denials of overtime or
promotion or reductions in pay or hours.

ďEmployees have the right to safe and healthy workplaces,Ē said
Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Loren Sweatt. ďAny worker who
believes that their employer is retaliating against them for reporting
unsafe working conditions should contact OSHA immediately.Ē

Workers have the right to file a whistleblower complaint online with
OSHA (or 1-800-321-OSHA) if they believe their employer has retaliated
against them for exercising their rights under the whistleblower
protection laws enforced by the agency.

OSHAís Whistleblower Protection Program webpage provides valuable
resources on worker rights, including fact sheets on whistleblower
protections for employees in various industries and frequently asked
questions.

OSHA enforces the whistleblower provisions of more than 20
whistleblower statutes protecting employees from retaliation for
reporting violations of various workplace safety and health, airline,
commercial motor carrier, consumer product, environmental, financial
reform, food safety, motor vehicle safety, healthcare reform, nuclear,
pipeline, public transportation agency, railroad, maritime, securities
and tax laws. For more information on whistleblower protections, visit
OSHAís Whistleblower Protection Programs webpage.

Under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, employers are
responsible for providing safe and healthful workplaces for their
employees. OSHAís role is to help ensure these conditions for Americaís
working men and women by setting and enforcing standards, and providing
training, education and assistance. For more information, visit
www.osha.gov.

The mission of the Department of Labor is to foster, promote and
develop the welfare of the wage earners, job seekers and retirees of
the United States; improve working conditions; advance opportunities
for profitable employment; and assure work-related benefits and rights.

Name: Carlos
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 08 April 2020

Don't talk about Fidel's son like that!

Name: Canada here
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 08 April 2020

Please send trump to Canada we will take him. You can have our guy
Trudeau. He is a trust fund baby. That was a part time drama teacher
running our country into the poor house. We will take trump any day of
the week. I was left all my life never again will I vote left after
this thing we have in charge of this once great country.

Name: unionsucks2
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 08 April 2020

THe union has admitted the carrier can do whatever the hell they want.

If we are made to work in these conditions.    It proves the union's
value.    We waste a lot of money in union dues for what we get in
return.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 08 April 2020

Csx created this emergency board so they can cut as deep as they
possibly can. Keeping insurance is the only perk.. Expect the cuts to
go very deep and last as long as they possibly can. They will have guys
at their mercy for a cheap price .. T

Name: brother
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 08 April 2020

Brothers

AMEN to the engineers who are willing to stay home and let the younger
guys works. Especially the ones who have kids at home and aren't
making as much!  No reason they should not be able to. If someone is
willing to sit home for at least 2 months with no income to let someone
try and get by then there should be no questioned asked. Real easy to
make an agreement that states they will not be paid anything. Not even
be on an extra call list if they want. Their lawyers will know how to
draw it up so they don't have to worry about any claims coming back on
them. The only thing you have to watch is that they don't put some kind
of language in there that says they can leave you off as long as they
feel necessary and then never call you back when this all blows over
and we are back to normal.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 08 April 2020

Trump is doing the best he can , dang if he does , dang if he donít . No
win situation for him . Iím just glad we donít have Democrat president. 
People donít wonít to work and are wanting a govt. check for free . 
China didnít give out checks . Quit ordering crap from China buy
American made. That is all !!!!!

Name: HR SAFE FREIGHT ACR 1748
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 08 April 2020

PUBLISHED: APRIL 7, 2020
Louisiana State Legislative Director Chris Christianson reports that
legislators in his state have introduced a two-person crew bill Ė
HB-776 Ė March 31 in the state House of Representatives. The bill, as
currently written, requires two persons on all freight trains with the
exception of hostler service or utility employees.

The bill also provides for penalties if carriers choose to violate the
bill after it becomes law. For a first offense, carriers will be
charged a minimum of $500, but not more than $1,000. A second offense
increases the minimum to $1,000, but not more than $5,000 when the
second offense is committed within a three-year period. For three or
more violations, the bill provides for a minimum penalty of $5,000, but
not more than $10,000 per offense within a three-year period.

The Louisiana Legislature has been adjourned until further notice due
to the COVID-19 pandemic.

ďWe have a tough road ahead of us getting it passed with everything
that is going on with COVID-19, but we are not going to give up,Ē
Christianson said. ďRight now, getting it moving in the Legislature
will depend on how much time we have when the Legislature reconvenes.Ē

Click here to read HB-776.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 07 April 2020

Putting together at hit squad,    Whoís IN??      Management better
watch your asses real close.    Itís on!!!!

Name: cond
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 07 April 2020

BROTHERS


According to two Carmen and someone in intermodal, traffic should be
drying up in about 10 more days. This means lay offs. You knew it was
coming. Essential freight movement only. You better have saved some
money.  Some of us have asked around about voluntary furlough. They
aren't offering it to the engineers.  I know of at least 5 senior
engineers who said they would gladly take a 2 month furlough and let a
junior man with a family keep working. The company is telling the NO!  
There is no reason in hell a set back engineer cant be put back up in
the seat and a conductor take the job he was on. These older guys are
willing to go home for at least 2 months and let someone junior work.
We need to let the press know that old heads are willing to let the
younger guys work and the company wont let them.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 07 April 2020

TO PREVENT INFECTION. HEALTH SAFETY PRECAUTIONS INCLUDE: STAYING
AT LEAST SIX FEET AWAY FROM PEOPLE YOU DO NOT LIVE WITH, NOT
TOUCHING OR USING SHARED EQUIPMENT, FREQUENTLY CLEANING SURFACES.




People are marking off Corona Virus and there co workers from last week
are not being quarentined!



We should be getting hazard pay!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 07 April 2020

Our union is the bad guy here. I expect the company to screw us, but the
union we pay the highest dues in the country too allows us to be screwed
and thatís way worse.

Name: Union
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 07 April 2020

With this virus your unions just said to csx you can do what you want to
us, with no resistance from members or head reps.

Name: todd novack
E-mail: ccc@ ttt
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 07 April 2020

warning chico estrells roca has covid 19   stay clear now

Name: Kornductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 07 April 2020

Let's just call the Chinese virus the Dad Killer.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 07 April 2020

Hello itís Tuesday April 7th, 2020,      Letís cut some more jobs and
furlough some more people,       This place is something else!!!     
What a ď family friendly ď company I have the privilege of working
for!!!

Name: hey you
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 07 April 2020

Homo liberal Democrat railroaders that want crew packs for free should
be herded into camps and forced to listen to Limbaugh and Hannity

Name: Kill shot 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 07 April 2020

Coronavirus is the Boomer Remover.

Name: hey you
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 07 April 2020

Homo liberals that want their engines sanitized are not patriots. They
have no respect for our flag or our civil war statues. Covid19 is a
hoax. Itís just a bad cold thatís going around and Trump has miracle
drugs to cure it. Trump wants five man crews and no TO but the
democrats are trying to stop him. They want us to sit home and get
things for free. No respect for our vets! I heard all this on Fox News
and AM talk radio so it must be true. #MAGA

Name: conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 07 April 2020

Dumb ass

What makes you think most T&e can't survive the virus. Where do you
come up with shit. Second, the engine house crews are cleaning the
engines the best they can. They are cleaner than they have been in
years. No way you can get them spotless. It doesn't matter if they are
recrewed. It's up to the crew members to be clean you dumb ass. You
sanitize your damn hands before you come on board. Don't say shit
about their bags. Every moron in every store and gas station isnt
walking around with fucking  sterilized clothes. All these essential
businesses aren't sterilized too the bottom. Hell, dumbass, everytime
you walk some where you could be stepping on the virus and tracking it
around. Your just another brain washed dumbass who is scared of your
own shadow. Don't come to work if your scared. The damn virus is
everywhere. You idiots wear gloves then touch all your shit and don't
sanitize that either. Just one big freaking joke.

Name: Virus
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 06 April 2020

Csx could do the right thing for employees by cleaning cabs and work
areas. They decided that they will save the money and protect the
bottom line. The money saved will end up as a bonus in managements
pockets. They are risking your lifeís to make there lives more
profitable. And that is what they think of your life. If you give these
guys a minute of time your not paid for or do this company a favour your
truly retarded. You are the sacrificial lambs donít give them the knife
to cut your own throats. The union head should of told csx if we are so
essential to the economy by moving trains, then it is a must for csx to
do there due diligence and sanitize the equipment. Then walk off the
job until csx did there part. Then the union would of had to act.

Name: Trimreaper
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 06 April 2020

the only thing i've seen csx do in response to this virus is put up
flyers that say "wash your  hands for 20sec  and stay 6 ft apart" 
they did refill the hand sanitizer dispenser in the  crew for the first
time in 10 years    although today there was zero soap in bathroom. 
oh and they also let a train cross the state of ohio getting recrewed
multi times after an engineer marked off sick while on the engine .  he
tested positive for covid-19.  i really do think this shit will spread
fast around csx

Name: Rednek powerstrokuurr
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 06 April 2020

Hey guys ay just done found this here site ayn' im a-feelin'
ever'thing y'all guys are a-sayin'. May ay have anothuurr ive done
got ayy damn a-talkin' dog named rudolph, whel he will say csx suks
faw ayy piece ov bologna. He would get alawng darn good with y'all's
berd trex. Rudolph done been castrated thats kaand ov ayy sawe subjec
with him.  Hed probably bite ayy trainmasters balls off without
a-givin' it ayy second done thought though.  Bahaha

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 06 April 2020

Heyyou you are misguided at Trump being in support of the two man crews.
The guy thatís in charge of the FRA now was appointed to  that position
by Trump. The White House has pull their support for two man crews and
are allowing the railroads  to do whatís in their best interest. Do
your homework everything I just told you can be found just by googling
it.

Name: Bleutusuckstoo
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 06 April 2020

I hate csx but their actions are expected.   The union is the real
problem.   They should be taking drastic actions if the locomotives are
not cleaned.   If a strike was ever warranted this is the time.   This
is life and death.  Most T&E cannot survive covid-19.   If the unions
sits idly by and does nothing more than send out request to the
carrier. This proves the unions are in bed with the company.

We pay more in union dues a month than any other union in the U.S.    
The unions must step up and earn their pay.

Local chairmen laid off all weekend is a slap in the membershipís
face.


Do something and do it now!

Name: Heyyou 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 06 April 2020

Railroaders that expect soap in the bathroom are homo liberals Bernie
supporters that just want things for free. One man crew is a conspiracy
perpetrated by Obama. Trump is gonna put a stop to that shit. Trump is
for us.

Name: Heyyou 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 06 April 2020

The democrats are trying to stop Trump from giving us miracle drugs to
stop covid19. People that wear masks arenít patriots. They have no
respect for our national anthem. The democrats are stopping us from
going to get a tattoo. Trump wants to give us a massive tax cut. Trump
is a leader given to us by God. The whole thing is a conspiracy
perpetrated by the Clintons. The democrats are coming for our guns.

Name: tj
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 06 April 2020

see there are some trump lovers on this site, well morons who said cv-19
was a hoax? keep drinking that rump kool-aid.

Name: Loco cabs
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 06 April 2020

The employer csx has a duty to provide a safe working environment to its
employees. The union head should of given csx an ultimatum, to have cabs
cleaned and all. PPE to protect employees or stopped employees from
working.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 06 April 2020

Name: HR 1748 Safe Freight act 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 04 April 2020

https://www.firstcoastnews.com/article/news/health/coronavirus/csx-email-reveals-12-employees-have-tested-positive-for-coronavirus/77-c3f779e6-2c3f-4499-ad3d-3797e9006b86


Now that it's been leaked to the media, start taking pictures of your
engines that haven't been cleaned like csx said they would and leak
them to the media

Name: John
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 05 April 2020

Having an one man crew is not safer, even with the virus. Crews have
passed the virus all ready to other crew members. One person can leave
the virus on a hard surface and then the new crew can board the
locomotive and get the virus from a dirty surface. It has all ready
happened.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 05 April 2020

You must be a young buck you just don't appreciate Farrah Fawcett

Name: Cool mo D
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 05 April 2020

To Mayihaveanother, why do you think your a soul brother, I bet your a
fat ass foamer about 300 lbs with a reseeding hair line that Jack's
off to your faded Farah Facett poster while living in your parents
basement

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 05 April 2020

Iíve already said this on this site about virus and one man crews .
Democrats never waste a good crisis to push their agenda down our
throats . The end is near . That is all .

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 05 April 2020

The attorneys must be asleep in in Jacksonville... maybe the wolf's
Lair is closed.
I'm not trying to give them any ideas but right now I wouldn't be
surprised if they try to push for one man crew because it's "safer"
if there's only one man on the engine nobody could pass the virus...
Just thinking out loud that's normally how diabolically they think and
try to turn shit around and their favored

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 04 April 2020

If no one would take a train.  Unless they were sanitized.    Corporate
would have trainmasters licking down the fing locomotives

Name: Unoin
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 04 April 2020

I wonder what csx would of done if the union membership refused to take
a train until it was cleaned properly? No solidarity in this case or
most likely any other issue. Sad gutless people.

Name: Smh
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 04 April 2020

Keep making cuts in T&E. We have all kinds of management but canít run
trains because lack of crews. Unbelievable. Foote and Boychuck needs a
permanent furlough. Wake up CSX share holders. Make this company great
again.

Name: Friend
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 04 April 2020

May I
 If there was ever a time a dumb ass was not needed it's now. Your not
amusing. Your not saying anything that hasn't been said before. You've
been quiet lately. Just keep it that way.

Name: May I have another
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 04 April 2020

My brodahs pece lovs ans unty. Donts be lettin da stressors be gettin ya
triggered my brodahs. Wut we be experncins nows simplee be requirmant
washin of hans an rear ens an sociiol distensens fro trainmasters of
corse. Trex dun suvive dat bird flu viras. Jus anada day for yo bird
Trex. Trex curentlee be pushin a one trainmaster bill. Absoluut maxmum
of one trainmaster per state limitment. Trex say trainmater mus alsos
be ova da roads rails xpress driver perfomin multble duty. Trex wulds
also likes to remins yuz to pleze spae ans nutrur all da trainmasters
to help controlz da overpopulamation.

Name: Greed
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 04 April 2020

Instead of some cheap cleaning mixture bullshit for T&E.    How about
hiring a professional cleaning team.   To sanitize the locomotive cabs
between crew change points or the brainless train masters clean them.  
They donít have nothing else to  do. Now since they canít fire anyone

Name: HR 1748 Safe Freight act 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 04 April 2020

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. ó A CSX employee who asked to remain anonymous shared
an email sent from CSX to its employees, stating that 12 employees and
one contingent worker have tested positive for the
coronavirus."Although privacy laws prevent us from sharing their
identities, the entire CSX family extends its best wishes to these
individuals as they receive medical care on the way to what we
sincerely hope will be a full, swift recovery," the email says.
The email goes on to say the company's medical experts believe none of
the workers contracted the virus on the job. CSX is adding measures to
prevent further spread, including sanitizing work areas and placing
fellow workers who may have had contact with the infected employees
under self-quarantine.
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has identified railroad
employees as essential infrastructure workers, so CSX workers will
continue to perform their job duties. The company has resources
available for anyone in need of sanitation supplies, according to the
email. The email also directs employees with any questions to its CSX
Coronavirus Information Site. The page, titled "CSX Coronavirus
Prevention and Response," does not list any information about the
number of employees who have contracted the virus. The page does say
that CSX has "restricted business travel for employees not directly
associated with train operations and limited visitor access to our
facilities so that our employees and business-critical staff can
continue to do their jobs without the risk of potential exposure to the
virus."
CSX
 There may be fewer cars on the road, but trains continue to move
freight across the country. If youíre out taking care of essential
needs, always remember to be safe around railroad tracks.

Name: HR 1748 Safe Freight act 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 04 April 2020

https://www.firstcoastnews.com/article/news/health/coronavirus/csx-email-reveals-12-employees-have-tested-positive-for-coronavirus/77-c3f779e6-2c3f-4499-ad3d-3797e9006b86

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 04 April 2020

We is  ahsential  right now , the company says we ainít . They want one
man crews . Wonder what Trex thinks ?

Name: Dong Bagley
E-mail: Jimfootsfetish@csx.com
Employed as: M of W, for 10-20 years
Posted: 03 April 2020

Is the person who has covid 19 in Evansville in T&E service or another
craft?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 03 April 2020

Covid-19

 Confirmed out of Evansville.    Be safe

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 03 April 2020

Loco:

No they can't.  The permanent slow orders you encounter that are
indicated as "city ordinance" in you timetable are a holdover from
the past and have been left as a courtesy.  

90%+ were removed years ago but some have been left on for various
reasons.

Name: todd novack
E-mail: qqqq@con job
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 03 April 2020

what about the trains  out of winapeg  ont  cn crews? is there no jobs
left in buffalo   ho far do they go

Name: loco
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 03 April 2020

LOCO 10


Yes they can. That's why you encounter permanent slow orders through
towns. There are several on our route. They are set by the city. You
will find them along colleges and some times hospitals. They can push
them if they want too.


Lay off are coming. they are already abolishing pools that handle auto
freight. They are cutting extra boards. Voluntary furlough wont happen
because no one wants to give up the money.  I know there are several
older engineers who would love to take a few months voluntary but they
wont let them. I think that is bullcrap.  If they want to cut off
people let the ones who want to go. If a junior man needs to stay and
make money let him do it. they can set up flowed back or set back
engineers to take the spot of the engineer who wants to take time off.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 01 April 2020

Unfortunately local governments can't set speed limits either.  It's
that pesky INTERSTATE commerce thing again.

"The  FRSA  includes  a  preemption  provision that,  among  other 
things, allows  state  and local governments  to regulate only  those 
matters  on which the  Secretary  of  Transportation has  not yet
regulated.  The  Secretary  regulates train speeds, which depend  on
the  classification  of  the  tracks.  CSX  Transportation, Inc.  v.
City  of  Plymouth, 283  F.3d  812 (6th  Cir. 2002)  (holding  that 
state  law  imposing  a  limitation on  the  duration at which  a 
crossing may  be  blocked by  a train, which is  related to  train
speed, was  preempted)".

Name: hr
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years
Posted: 01 April 2020

loco


You are absolutely right!  So this 2 man crew bill is nothing more than
a joke unless the public outcry is so bad and elected officials are
worried about getting re elected that they pull out all their favors
and the$$$$ to get it stopped.

However, what no one is thinking about is the right that states have to
enforce a speed in their counties.  No one is even talking about this. 
If all towns would set up a speed restriction through their towns for
safety reasons that might just change the railroads minds.


EVERY SINGLE TOWN IN AMERICA SHOULD PUT OUT AND EMERGENCY 10 MPH SLOW
ORDER THROUGH ALL THEIR TOWNS.  SLOW THE TRAINS DOWN. PROTECT THE LOCAL
CITIZENS FROM DANGEROUS HAZMAT MATERIAL FLYING THROUGH WITH JUST ONE MAN
ON THEre TO CONTROL EVERYTHING AT ALL THEIR CROSSINGS. NOW LETS SEE HOW
MANY PEOPLE BRING THIS UP!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 01 April 2020

You folks do realize states have absolutely zero constitutional
authority to regulate INTERSTATE commerce and that includes crew size.

Name: HR 1748 Safe Freight act 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 01 April 2020

SHARE NEWS FLASH
   
Two-person crew bill becomes law in Washington State
INDEPENDENCE, Ohio, April 1 ó After more than seven years of hard work
by the BLETís Washington State Legislative Board and their counterparts
within the SMART Transportation Division, a two-person crew bill was
signed into law by Governor Jay Inslee on March 27, 2020.

According to BLET Washington State Legislative Board Chairman Shahraim
C. Allen, HB 1841 ó Establishing Minimum Crews on Certain Trains ó
passed out of the Washington State House on a Concurrence Vote (64
yea-33 nay) on March 10, 2020. It was then signed by Madame Speaker
Laurie Jinkins on March 11, 2020, for its finalization in the House. In
its final review in the Senate, the additional signature of Lt. Governor
/ President Cyrus Habib was added on March 12, 2020. 

ďIt was a team effort and I want to thank all who have supported our
efforts over the last seven years,Ē Brother Allen said. ďI especially
want to thank our members who reached out to their legislators in
Washington State. Our Organizationís State Legislative Boards, General
Committees, mobilization teams and the guidance from the BLET National
leadership helped to see us through to this day. With perseverance
anything can and will be done.Ē 

As written, the bill allows the Utilities and Transportation Commission
(UTC) to ďorder railroad carriers to increase the number of railroad
employees in areas of increased risk to the public, passengers,
railroad employees, or the environment, or on specific trains, routes,
or to switch assignments on their road with additional numbers of
crewmembers, and may direct the placement of additional crewmembers, if
it is determined that such an increase in staffing or the placement of
additional crewmembers is necessary to protect the safety, health, and
welfare of the public, passengers, or railroad employees, to prevent
harm to the environment or to address site specific safety or security
hazards.Ē

It has been a long journey, but Brother Allen said he and the members
of his Board became more determined to fight for passage of the
legislation each time the state legislature failed to act over the past
seven years. 

ďEach year the stakes got higher,Ē he said. ďIt became imperative to
hold the carriers accountable as they relentlessly turned a blind eye
to safety. As we experienced year after year, their greed for higher
profits became more and more insatiable to the point of compromising
safety. It became abundantly clear that we had to make all aware of the
railroadsí disregard for safe train operations and the risks involved.Ē


Brother Allen said great effort was spent over the last seven years
building a coalition to support the two-person crew bill, which
included first responders, organized labor, environmentalists, and the
general public. In meeting with state legislators, Brother Allen would
explain how train crews work in concert with one another, with
available technologies, to anticipate problems and to prevent
derailments from happening. 

ďEssentially, trains run through the communities in direct contact with
the public. Every effort must be made to ensure these communities are
not negatively impacted by the increased length of trains ó up to two
miles or more in length ó as we operate through their backyards.
Increased train length and over-reliance on technology senselessly
pushes the limits of safety, which endangers everyone and puts our
environment at risk. With additional eyes and personnel available, the
risk is reduced. The implementation of technology alone is not the
final answer or the Ďsilver bulletí fix to safety that railroad
lobbyists would have everyone believe. It is the trained professionals
in the cab ó in concert with technology ó who oversee and safeguard
safe railroad operating practices. It is up to locomotive engineers and
conductors to readily identify and correct problems ó before they
occur.Ē

To counter Rail Laborís efforts, the railroad lobbyists did everything
in their power to confuse legislators and stifle Rail Laborís forward
progress. But the BLET and SMART-TD stayed the course to educate state
legislators about railroad safety. 

ďFor the railroad corporate lobbyists, it was all about delay... to
kick the can further down the road for another year, spending mass
amounts of capital to game the legislative process,Ē he said. ďDespite
this fact, the game-changer was the joint actions performed daily, when
educating our decision makers in elected offices, about the duties
performed by train crew personnel. The legislators are voted into
office by the people, for the people, and they make decisions on behalf
of the people. We made sure their moral compasses were pointed in the
correct direction. And in a great bipartisan effort, our bill became
law, which is scheduled to take effect June 11, 2020.Ē

Washington becomes the most recent state to enact a two-person crew
bill. In 2019, state governors in Illinois, Nevada and Colorado signed
two-person crew bills in an effort to make train operations in their
states as safe as possible.

ďI wanted to thank Brother Shahraim C. Allen, the members of the
Washington State Legislative Board, and all of our Brothers and Sisters
throughout the great state of Washington for their collective efforts in
securing passage of this much-needed safety legislation,Ē BLET National
President Dennis R. Pierce said. ďIt is my hope that additional states
will follow in their footsteps.Ē

Wednesday, April 1, 2020
bentley@ble-t.org

Name: 1984
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 31 March 2020

Once you believe 2+2=5 then you are management material. Csx will pay
the price for the way they are treating employees. Just a matter of
time, Karma.

Name: EXTRAEXTRA
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 1-10 years
Posted: 31 March 2020

TRAINMASTER POSER ALERT!!


EXTRA EXTRA READ THE POSERS POST!  Just another deflector trying to
change the subject with political post. CSX mole in place to deflect
what is going on in the field and on the property! Cant take the public
heat. 

QUESTION BROTHERS!!!!  Has any of the industries you are still
delivering too allowing you to go inside to talk to someone without
wiping down door handles or making you wear gloves to enter their
buildings? Are they coming out to talk to you about spots and staying 6
feet away.

Let the readers know what is happening out there. DO NOT LET THE
COMPANY MOLE POSERS DEFLECT AND KEEP YOU FROM BRINGING ON THE
FACTS!!!!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 31 March 2020

To just another employee : you can tell your a bernie sanders fan.... rr
is full of a bunch of candy pants just like u 2day.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 31 March 2020

Just Another Employee

You are correct

How is this unreasonable or asking to much?

If commerce has move. Itís in everyoneís best interest.

This shouldnít even have to be thought about.

Name: Just another employee
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 31 March 2020

Apparently the CSX medical dept. is to busy denying medical excuses to
properly inform senior management what precautions they should be
taking. Or is senior management to busy hiding and not trusting the
fumigation done on the Jacksonville wolfslair. So I will gladly chime
in. 

Hereís what a RESPONSIBLE corporate citizen would do:

1. Every train arriving should  be met with a team in complete safety
gear, including oxygen masks.  The locomotives should be completely
sanitized. Wiped down. Sprayed. The crew should have their
temperatureís  checked. 

2. All crews arriving should be checked for Illinois as well. Including
temperatures taken. 

3. All crews returned home

4 all yard engines completely sanitized before and after each use. All
yard crew temperatureís checked. 

4. All transport vehicles equally cleaned. Drivers temperature taken. 

5. All crew rooms sanitized and limited number of personnel at all
times. 

6. All crew room stocked with germ killing sprays and hand sanitizer. 

When your workers travel the likelihood of spreading and harming the
general population is increased. Youíre endangering your employees, ď
whom you expect to workĒ as well as the communities train crews visit.
Be responsible for ONCE. Or will you be found lacking  AGAIN!

Name: A town junkie
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 30 March 2020

Canadian running Avon and now a two year tm out of Winnipeg headed to
Selkirk!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 30 March 2020

Screw this piece of shit worthless union. Just a lot of babble all talk
no results. I will just be raped everyday by this company while my
union allows it. The same union that allowed the attendance policy in
the first place. The same union that has no power to do shit.

Name: HR 1748 Safe Freight act 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 30 March 2020

SOME HREAT NEWS FOR OUR BROTHERS AND SISTERS. 

What we always knew: Engineers and Trainmen are Essential to the
American Economy
By Dennis R. Pierce
BLET National President

(BLET Editorís Note: The following message from BLET National President
Dennis R. Pierce has been excerpted from the February/March 2020 issue
of the Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen News. A copy of this statement
is available for download and print as a PDF.

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio, March 30 ó Over the last month or so, lives have
been turned upside down for millions of Americans due to the spread of
the coronavirus (COVID-19). From work-at-home orders and
shelter-in-place directives Ö to the closing of schools, restaurants
and businesses Ö the work lives and home lives of growing numbers of
Americans have changed drastically. In ways seen and unseen, the spread
of this virus has affected us all.

Many American workers have seen their jobs vanish, but as with all
railroad workers, BLET members have seen their jobs become increasingly
more important to the nation. We move the products that power our nation
and the food that feeds our citizens. We play an integral role in our
nationís economy, and without us, our nation would collapse. In many
ways, BLET members are the nationís ultimate essential workers.

But then, engineers and trainmen already knew that. For well over a
century and half, they have labored in relative anonymity, operating
the nationís freight and passenger trains at all hours in all
conditions. Their 2