Casey Jones you'd better, watch your speed...     "The railroad is a 24 hour a day, 7 day a week operation", many of us have been told, when requesting some extra 'rest' between jobs. Unfortunately, the people that make the railroad move, like all other people, do not operate "24 hours a day, 7 days a week".     Anyone who's worked around the clock has either seen, or experienced first-hand, the inevitable effects of sleep deprivation. Maybe it was you, maybe it was the jitney driver, maybe it was....     The real fun is when someone tries to explain to the crew-caller that they are too tired to go to work.

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year Posted: 24 February 2018 SMH Gonna get CSX in a lawsuit. That's some funny shit right there. CSX doesn't give a damn if they get sued. They're in the middle of all kinds of suits and there is a lot more coming. Google CSX news. The Fmla cases are coming. 46 former employees are suing them now. They continue to wrongfully terminate men and they know it's going to cost them and their managers. When you can pay a man on his deathbed 300 million what's the big deal with some ass hole TM causing suits. 

 Name: SMH E-mail: Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 20-30 years Posted: 24 February 2018 Trainmaster David Benson is one of the dumbest cocksuckers that I've ever met. I can't believe that CSX still has him on the team. That fat fuck is going to get CSX into a lawsuit. 

 Name: OZZBURNT E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 23 February 2018 The 2 greatest factors in 94.2% (I made that number up on the spot) of accidents in most industries are distractions/loss of focus, or fatigue and fatigue is one of the major causes of distractions/loss of focus. Other factors can cause a loss of focus, like use of a cell phone, listening to music while working, horseplay, issues in our lives outside of work like health or family problems, etc. Not sure how to completely eliminate all of these factors, but fatigue could be greatly reduced without changing very much at all. Anyone that is subject to being called into work knows that a lot of times you sit around waiting on a call that never comes and then finally when you are tired and ready to sleep you get the call. If we were to have our extra boards divided by 4 and your bid was for a time slot then fatigue would be nearly eliminated. Example: An extra board has 16 people on it so 4 bids would be for 0600-1400, 4 bids would be for 1400-2200, 4 bids would be for 2200-0600 and 4 bids would be available for call any time. No 2 people on any one slot would have the same days off. This would work to reduce fatigue and improve your overall quality of life and health, you could also plan appointments or family functions, and so much more. This would not negatively impact availability of manpower to CSX because they would have available to them 4 people per 8 hour time slot and up to an additional 4 people from the 24hr slot. If both are exhausted then they would revert to calling the first out rested from the other 2 time slots. This model could be modified to fit specific needs, for example each time slot could be adjusted to different hours and furthermore each slot could be staffed according to needs, maybe more people for the busiest time slot, and less for the slot with lighter needs. My sole purpose in writing this is to hopefully get the attention of people system wide and possibly with a glimmer of hope get people thinking about it so maybe, just maybe the ball can start rolling on this idea or any variation similar. In my opinion, had a proposal like this been presented in our contract, we would have been better of than with anything we got and it doesn't in any way hurt CSX for manpower. Thank you for your time in reading this, I know it was more than most would like to read on here but I do appreciate it. P.S. An added bonus would be that most of us would call in sick less because there are times that we have to call in sick because we are tired or have something going on that we can't miss. 

 Name: Oper. Rules E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years Posted: 22 February 2018 ALL LOCOMOTIVE OPERATORS READ THE USE OF ELECTRONIC AND ELECTRICAL DEVICE RULE 1000.1! There is absolutely no gray area in this rule in regards to the use of a PERSONAL DEVICE. YOU MUST BE OFF THE LOCOMOTIVE AND AT LEAST 25 FEET AWAY FROM THE NEAREST RAIL INCLUDING ADHERING TO THE OTHER STATED CONDITIONS. THE EMPLOYEE AT THE CONTROLS OF A LOCOMOTIVE MAY USE A "RAILROAD SUPPLIED ELECTRONIC DEVICE OR ELECTRICAL DEVICE" FOR BUSINESS PURPOSES AFTER ALL STATES CONDITIONS ARE MET. THIS DOES NOT INCLUDE YOUR PERSONAL DEVICE/CELL PHONE!!! IT MUST BE A RAILROAD SUPPLIED DEVICE. YOU CAN NOT CALL THE PTC HELP DESK OR THE TRIP OPTIMIZED DESK WITH YOUR CELL PHONE UNLESS YOU ARE OFF THE EQUIPMENT. THEREFORE IN ORDER TO STAY IN THE CAB TO TROUBLESHOOT THE ONLY OPTION YOU HAVE IS TO USE THE LOCOMOTIVE RADIO UNITS TELEPHONE FEATURE. YOU CAN FIND THE INSTRUCTIONS FOR USE IN YOUR SUBDIVISION TIMETABLES. IF YOU ARE UNSUCCESSFUL OR THE RADIO UNIT IS NOT EQUIPPED YOU MUST REPORT THE INCIDENT TO THE APPROPRIATE DISPATCHER. AGAIN, YOU MUST NOT USE YOUR PERSONAL DEVICES IN THE CAB OF THE LOCOMOTIVE UNLESS IT IS AN EMERGENCY SITUATION OR YOU HAVE LOST RADIO COMMUNICATION. IF A SUPERVISOR ORDERS YOU TO USE YOUR PERSONAL DEVICE TO CONTACT THEM OR CALL ANY HELP DESK YOU ARE TO BE OFF THE EQUIPMENT AND ADHERE TO ALL RULES STATED IN THE RULES PUBLISHED UNDER 1000.1. 

 Name: BillyL E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year Posted: 22 February 2018 but not limited to, damages for back pay and benefits, front pay, compensatory damages, punitive damages, out of pocket expenses, liquidated damages, contributions to fringe benefits including pension and retirement, and all other damages recoverable under the above laws plus prejudgment and other interest. Court cost. Fees and attorney fees. This is what we're going after. 

 Name: DSW E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 22 February 2018 It's good you girls got a big pay out. Will be needing it to pay lawyer fees,court cost and damages. For your role in the Fmla wrongful termination. Most likely you girls will be let go too. After carrier turns its back on you ladies. Management MICP bonus payout is 159% this year. Thank you for all your hard work and dedication! 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 1-10 years Posted: 21 February 2018 Management MICP bonus payout is 159% this year. Thank you for all your hard work and dedication! 

 Name: Genz E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year Posted: 21 February 2018 0311 HVAc man BSN Unlike you retards I can live without the RR. Generation Z. 

 Name: GenZ E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year Posted: 21 February 2018 I like puppies. Coloring books are nice too. Anyone who has a name like real men must be trying to compensate for something. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 21 February 2018 I can't wait to read about the Fmla suits being filed. Company and supervisors being held accountable. You men deserve every nickel you get. 

 Name: Monty Burns E-mail: Employed as: M of W, for 10-20 years Posted: 21 February 2018 I'm seeing people quit left and right. This used to be a job no one EVER quit. It's going to be just another revolving door shit show McJob. Even looking for something for myself. F@&# Mantle Ridge, these clowns don't even know the pointy end of a spike. Y'all can rot in Hell with your boy HH. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year Posted: 21 February 2018 For those that missed it. https://www.ble-t.org/pr/news/headline.asp?id=48545 More lawsuits to come. Let your manager know he could be next to be sued. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years Posted: 21 February 2018 On my 40th year. I was always a heavy hitter. Worked a lot, made a lot of money. Always tried to stay healthy, got my rest whenever able to, tried to get decent exercise. Now as I look at retirement next year, I wonder how I did it? Sooooo many times running trains at high speed drifting in and out of sleep. looking over at the Conductor snoozing away. Dying to get done so I could go sleep. Meeting myself coming and going. And even so after 40 years of this madness, NOBODY of any authority is taking the fatigue problem seriously! Now we have inward facing camera's (reason I no longer work the road) I could never survive in this environment! Anytime I stopped at a Stop Signal, feet went up, laid back, shut my eyes until Conductor alerted me to a better signal. Those little naps are what made the difference. Now you can't even do that anymore. The idiots who run these railroads are not helping us one bit! I have NO SYMPATHY for the carriers when they get sued for millions and lose. They create these unsafe conditions and they fight anyone who tries to address the problems. 

 Name: Railroading to hell E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 20 February 2018 I think what people are forgetting is the railroad cause people to work every 10 hours for months at a time and when they fall asleep and kill people look what they're doing about that 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years Posted: 20 February 2018 Do you guy's know Dave Carson? Watch out if you ever meet the little PRI*K. He will turn you in so fast it will make your head swim.... 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 20 February 2018 Signed a waiver for Christmas and then charged for New Years. 

 Name: Imlovenit E-mail: Employed as: Car repair, for Less than 1 year Posted: 20 February 2018 Every time I read this part it puts a smile across my face. CSX's chief medical officer, Dr. Craig S. Heligman, and several other supervisors and managers are included in the suit, which seeks back pay and multiple other damages to be determined in court. Attorneys for the plaintiffs also demanded a trial by jury. 

 Name: Fact E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 20 February 2018 Do you know why the RR is screwing your eyeballs out? Do you want to know why the union doesn't care anymore? Answers. Because you idiots will not stick together .!!!! You people are your worse enemy. You just will not stick together. Signing a waivers are no good. Go to a board.!!!! Trust me..!!!! But, if you are guilty of doing something or feel that it was your fault then sign a waiver... 9 times out of 10 it's the companies fault. 

 Name: UP Hoyt Monroe E-mail: employees@up.com Employed as: Crew Dispatcher, for 20-30 years Posted: 20 February 2018 We all thought that Roger Lambeth would be selected as Vice President for the Western Region. And now this indicates that management is no longer turning a blind eye to incompetence, especially with all the groping claims in St. Charles, is surfacing...! KARMA 

 Name: Wood E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years Posted: 19 February 2018 The officer conducting my hearing was a prick. He made me out to be a criminal. I want him and that person on the phone listed on my lawsuit. I think Foote should be held liable too. This outrage is going to cost CSX and their henchman dearly. 

 Name: U2 E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year Posted: 19 February 2018 My favorite part is where the individual managers are being sued alongside the company. Let that be a warning to ALL supervisors and HR personnel you will be held accountable for your actions. You are not above the laws of the land and you cannot hide behind your job. 

 Name: Wondering E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 18 February 2018 What’s the website Getsome? Is it Getsome.com, Getsome.gov? What is it? Name: U2 E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year Posted: 18 February 2018 Download the PDF and Read the complaint filed by former CSX employees on the site GetSome posted. This shows what sort of madmen we are dealing with. Also even the the officer holding the kangaroo court is being sued. Great po 

 Name: U2 E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year Posted: 18 February 2018 Download the PDF and Read the complaint filed by former CSX employees on the site GetSome posted. This shows what sort of madmen we are dealing with. Also even the the officer holding the kangaroo court is being sued. Great post GetSome I'd urge all to read. 

 Name: GetSome E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year Posted: 18 February 2018 CSX's chief medical officer, Dr. Craig S. Heligman, and several other supervisors and managers are included in the suit, which seeks back pay and multiple other damages to be determined in court. Attorneys for the plaintiffs also demanded a trial by jury. 

 Name: GetSome E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 18 February 2018 http://www.herald-dispatch.com/news/former-workers-file-lawsuit-against-csx/article_562d9397-6479-5bb7-ae39-9737521af490.html Check out the part where supervisors and the medical officer is listed as defendants in the lawsuit I hope these union brothers get every penny they deserve. You can't break federal law and get away with it. I bet CSX will turn their backs on these managers. 

 Name: D MAN E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 18 February 2018 Thanks for the about out Top hat, holla back 

 Name: Tophat E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 17 February 2018 D Man You a silly bitch 

 Name: Mayihaveanother E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year Posted: 17 February 2018 be after reveiw that i be within my parameters. I got the ptsd. they be knowen they cant be winning no trial. they still be getting that ass sued believe that. 

 Name: Mayihaveanother E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year Posted: 17 February 2018 Got chopped now be going back. Where be my lost monies mofos. Gots to feed Trex and I need new shoes. Don't won't to be back. Still be getting that's ass sued you can believe that. 

 Name: D E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 16 February 2018 Trainmaster/sup. Is a fucking moron u dip shits run around chasing ur tails and trying to put out fires u all started, if it wasn't for us t&e guys and gals, u wouldn't even know what to tell us to do, get ur overblown head outta ur ass 

 Name: Understand E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years Posted: 15 February 2018 Make No mistake. Our Trainmasters are low level management with big egos that are wanting to be the next CEO. Understand you are a piss ant that NEVER will be anything but a escape goat for the company. You are a puppet that makes horrible decisions when left alone. You and only you create bad attuides among the men and women that you try to supervise. You are a boy in a mans world, you are a baby holding a gun, think twice before you try to take a employees job. Learn your place. 

 Name: Dman E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 14 February 2018 https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2017/4/17/15290674/union-labor-movement-europe-bargaining-fight-15-ghent 

 Name: lville cutback eng forced rco E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years Posted: 14 February 2018 gee, ur such a crybaby, stop lookin at the boards so much and go do some work. like ive said before, not stepping up or taking calls isnt going to get anyone back or anyone marked up any faster. so quit your whining. 

 Name: Understand E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years Posted: 14 February 2018 Make No mistake. Our Trainmasters are low level management with big egos that are wanting to be the next CEO. Understand you are a piss ant that NEVER will be anything but a escape goat for the company. You are a puppet that makes horrible decisions when left alone. You and only you create bad attuides among the men and women that you try to supervise. You are a boy in a mans world, you are a baby holding a gun, think twice before you try to take a employees job. Learn your place. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year Posted: 13 February 2018 Barlow How do you know he was taken off more than his approval? So what if he did. It's an estimate. 

 Name: D MAN E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 12 February 2018 Retired. I try to help and i try to keep a level head, im a member ofb the utu the other union is just fine, but i was told a while back by an old head that is now gone to stick with my craft, so thats my solitary and i try to be as helpful as i can, but i also am pissed about a lot of things and think tje GC could do more, we r just trying to take baby steps and organize our local before we can accomplish anything greater. 

 Name: D MAN E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 12 February 2018 Guys i know everyone has reasons for taking calls and doin what they need to do weather it be to say out of a yard u dont know well, or just work somthing ur more comfortable with. But this is dividing and conquering at its finest, i am a conductor and will stand with any engineer when it comes to standing up for and fighting for better conditions and rules, and i cant say i dont know of any engineers that wouldnt do the same. Stay focused, Stand together on our one uniting issue, being uprooted over worked and misused, never forget we are trained professionals, that do what most normal people can not, it takes a railroader to understand that, to any non railroader no offense to ur profession u just cant understand. We stand side by side wacth each others backs we see each other more than our familys most of the time, we fight and get pissed but still get the work done together. Mis placed energy will be waisted vent bicth and yell get it out and then step back and lets roll on together. 

 Name: Lol E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 11 February 2018 Train the office guys to operate the trains. What office guys? There is no one left. Are trainmasters are here one day and gone the next. I don't know who my current manager is. 

 Name: lville cutback eng forced rco E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years Posted: 11 February 2018 I still dont know why all these crybabies keep crying ab cutback eng taking calls in lville, listen, nothing is going to make them add more turns back for engineers, just because people refuse to step up doesnt mean the company is going to all of a sudden freak and decide to add turns. If anything we need to take the eng calls, step up and protect the work that we do have. if we dont, then they will just run the trains elsewhere. I for one am forced on the yard xb, and i refuse to work in that yard. I was one of the main ones that refused to take engineer calls when cut back. But now that im forced in the yard, on a yard xb that doesnt pay shit, I dont have much of a choice but to take the calls, i cant afford that garbage guarantee pay that the yard pays. to hell with that. so you best bet any chance i get to get out of that yard im gonna take it. i understand how you all feel, i felt the same way. but when it comes to finances, shit goes out the window. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 11 February 2018 legal fees Attorneys work on contingency. They cover all cost up front. This is how the little man can take on a large corporation. If defendant is found guilty. Your attorney fees and court cost will be paid by defendant. If you lose your case attorney eats all losses. If settled prior to.. Settlement minus attorney fees minus court cost and fees equals your money free and clear. Your attorney will have you agree to an engagement letter. This is an agreement to protect you and your attorney. On whats expected from you and the law firm. Your attorney will draw it up but it will be written so he has more protections than you do. You do not have to agree to this. You can inform him that there are changes that will have to be made. He will change it. If he says no then he doesn't believe your case will prevail. If you are still unsure about the engagement letter. Pay a second attorney to go over it. Once you agree to the engagement letter you will be strictly bound to it. You don't have to sign an engagement letter for it to be binding. A verbal agreement is the same. Most can't afford to fight an attorney. So go over everything he's there for himself then he's there for you. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year Posted: 11 February 2018 thats cool this isnt Canada the union has nothing to do with Federal protect leave 

 Name: Esq E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 11 February 2018 This is unlike running a red signal. The court system can get involved immediately. CSX and their managers have broken federal law. You may have to go through the process to get your job back quicker per arbitrator. But you absolutely don't have to wait to file a demand letter with CSX. Then a complaint with the court system. Finally file suit against CSX and their blind managers. This may take a few years but it will never see a court room. CSX will be writing all who suffered a check to settle. They will also offer the men their job back or will be forced to pay future lost wages too. To all the penis envy men. Those men you despise. When it's all said and done. Will have their job,seniority and more than they could have saved in 20 years. Meanwhile you will continue to work and bad mouth those wrongfully terminated. ONly to watch those men be better off financially than they have ever or could have been. 

 Name: Mayihaveanother E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 10 February 2018 Bird Trex him be doing fine. Steal be trying learn him too say sue those mofos. right after I got out I hired on in96 Can't believe I made it that many years. I don't go out on medical after lawsuit. I'm gonna go out for management or be a fry cook. My days riding the iron be done. Thinks for asking bout Bird Trex Easy M. 

 Name: 6moremonths E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years Posted: 10 February 2018 ape I don't have fmla and hope I'll never will need it. Your statement is partially correct but how is someone who has a certification by a health care provider. That lays off on federally protected UNPAID leave living off someone else. Fmla is far from welfare these men and women are not getting paid. I seriously doubt a licensed health care provider is going to falsify a certification and place their license in jeopardy. I for one don't care If one works or doesn't work. I've always made about the same and have worked about the same. I also believe that those on fmla, displaced,union, sick, or whatever keep the junior man working. If or when csx finds X amount of people to marry the railroad there will be massive layoffs. Do you know what 2 men working 60hrs a week equals? 1 U.S Job loss. Sue the hell out of them boys. Include all supervisors has defendants. also for those that don't know this site is CSX SUCKS not CSX SUCKASSES 

 Name: Mayihaveanother E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 10 February 2018 EAsy M been doin good. I seen my bonus is a shade over 11grand.all is good. Got chopped Thursday. been in talks to my lawyer. be kicken back drawing unemployment. thanking after my settlement i be going out on disabilty I dont thank i be ever wanting to go back. hadnt had this much fun since i was a kid 

 Name: Mayihaveanother E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 10 February 2018 EAsy M been doin good. I seen my bonus is a shade over 11grand.all is good. Got chopped Thursday. been in talks to my lawyer. be kicken back drawing unemployment. thanking after my settlement i be going out on disabilty I dont thank i be ever wanting to go back. hadnt had this much fun since i was a kid 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years Posted: 09 February 2018 Conductor 1-10 Got their point across. Where do you work? Men are laying off FM as much now as before. CSX can't scare a man to good health. This place turns out fat broken down bodies. If 60% of the men are on Fmla it surprise me the number wasn't higher. P.S. Go fuck yourself. Hope you get laid off punk. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year Posted: 09 February 2018 Con You're one of those who has a standard for everyone else that you don't Measure up to. It's easy to talk about another man's sin. Ask yourself have you ever stole time from your beloved CSX. Waited to tie up to miss a train catch your off day. Have you ever passed the work along to the next Crew. Talked to everyone in the Crew room instead of starting your deadhead. Took your time to kill a train. Laid off Union. Laid off sick when you felt fine. Called the man to get flipped home when there was rested crews. Cried to get the boards cut. Put in pl days before anyone else could. Bitches like you are the worse. Complain about everyone when they're not around just to suck them off the next time you see them. You might not lay off Fmla but your doing other shit just as bad or worse. I hear the men I work with that live on the rails tell me how they support their family. I ask them which one and does the current family know you? They are the most miserable, untrustworthy men like yourself. Save your self righteous bullshit for your fat lazy cheating wife. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year Posted: 09 February 2018 they terminated several men across the system today. One I know works all the time. Has 3 kids and his wife is in bad shape. So much for a fair an impartial hearing. 

 Name: LC E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 09 February 2018 Eng The hourly rate post is correct. It has never been that high. I hear everyday men think it will be 50plus an hour wrong . My post is correct sorry. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years Posted: 08 February 2018 Mantle Ridge and their investors are not going anywhere, they have a five year lock and hold, of which one has been served. FACT. 

 Name: Oh my E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years Posted: 08 February 2018 How does the super pools work ? Does it do Away with xtra board ? Is it 1 pool and you go anywhere ? Will it cut jobs ? 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for N/A Posted: 08 February 2018 CSX stock down another $2.50 today. Net gain for the past 52 weeks is less than$3.00 a share. I guess PSR doesn't benefit anyone. I first told everyone to get rid of it when Harrison became CEO. The gains were already made just prior. When Harrison became sick I said it again, dump your stock. When he died a few days later I said it again. If you are holding on to it hoping to get your losses back, DON'T. The ride is over, has been for a while. CSX will have to spend a lot of money to get back on track again. It is all down hill from here for the stock. CSX IS CRUMBLING AND WILL HAVE TO REBUILD ONCE IT BOTTOMS OUT. My guess is CSX stock will soon hit mid to low 40's and we will change command again at that point. Sell now and get back in once it drops. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year Posted: 08 February 2018 https://www.ble-t.org/pr/news/newsflash.asp?id=6065 ITS ABOUT TIME BLET. ABOUT 2 WEEKS BEHIND SMART 

 Name: Fact E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years Posted: 08 February 2018 The reason that the hourly rate is back on the table is because of the backpay. The company didn't want to Backpay under the hourly rate because it would have been a huge increase in payment. Fact 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year Posted: 08 February 2018 Train accidents, customers, Fmla, stock manipulation. withholding information. The legal team is going to be busy in 2018. 

 Name: LC E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 08 February 2018 In talks about doing away with motels. The hourly rate is at 25.30 for conductor and 26.70 for engineer. There will be no more claims paid as of last Monday. All will be on self supporting super pools. 

 Name: Someguy E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 08 February 2018 Also at the meeting found out that the utu signed off with the company allowing them to miss call the 1st out pool conductor if running the roster for a yard job. 

 Name: Someguy E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 08 February 2018 So I went to a union meeting 2 days ago and it sounds like the company wants to discuss hourly rate again. It also sounds like all the local and general committees are open to discussion with the company on this. My question is any idea what the hourly rate would be? I guess the soo railroad already has it.anyone on this board ever talk to any engineers that work over there to see what $$they make.   Name: money hungry E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year Posted: 07 February 2018 I think until one of you assholes want to step up and pay my bills I will continue to take calls. None of you know my financial situation. some of you are probably the cheap asses that save your sandwich bags to reuse. I didn't take this job to sit at the house and starve. If I was a gambling man, and I am, I bet you guys that are whining are higher up on the roster and don't have to worry about if you are going to have a job next month. The railroad is 'feast or famine'...get it while you can!   Name: Esq E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 05 February 2018 Wiener Carrier broke federal law and they will be held accountable. There aren't blackout dates on fmla. Pulling men OOS over Christmas was a pre planned move. Issuing notices about laying off over the holidays is interference in itself. Carrier and individual supervisors will be held accountable. If you're a supervisor who played a role in this. Be ready to get your checkbook out. Have a Nice Day   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year Posted: 05 February 2018 CSX’s accident rate, based on train miles traveled, has been rising the past three years, according to the Federal Railroad Administration. The rate jumped 13 percent in the first ELEVEN MONTHS of 2017,   Name: Mayihaveanother E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 05 February 2018 Get my money from the suits I be filing maybe I go to Super Bowl 2019 baby watch my Eagles repeat. Be riding clean up in their. I shut my lids I can see it all coming to pass. Me 2 maybe 3 blondes my new sled gonna be nice   Name: Rambo E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 05 February 2018 I wish CSX would go ahead and fire me. My board was held January 16 and I can’t wait to be fired so I can go ahead with lawsuits since I have Fmla and dr excuses   Name: Mayihaveanother E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 05 February 2018 Eagles baby. At the crib partying all nite. Like to take this time and thanks those that made it all possible. It hadn't been for you're arrogant above the law mentality. I would not be at crib with my boys.   Name: Hat E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years Posted: 04 February 2018 Conductor Save your judgemental bullshit. You probably stay displaced don't take notification or guilty of stealing time. You don't know who needs Fmla. Go fuck yourself.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 04 February 2018 You are a worthless turd if you use FMLA for anything other than what you have FMLA for. If you use FMLA whenever you don't want to work then you should be fired. FMLA is not for that. Most of us can't just decide we don't want to go to work and not get points for it.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year Posted: 04 February 2018 ME Tell the truth. That assessment is dead on accurate.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 04 February 2018 Info on Cayce crash........signal suspension in effect at the time. . CSX crew gave up the track but forgot to restore the hand throw switch.   Name: Hunters ghost E-mail: Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year Posted: 04 February 2018 http://www.cnn.com/2018/02/04/us/amtrak-south-carolina-crash/index.html Heres the artical the csx train was believed to be empty, sitting idle.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year Posted: 04 February 2018 New 2018 CSX revised physician certification Blackout dates: New Year's Eve ,New Years Day,MLK day, Super Bowl, Mardi Gra, Valentine's,Mother's Day, Father's Day, Good Friday,Easter, Memorial Day, 4th of July,Labor Day, Halloween,EHHarison day, all Saints Day,Thanks Giving,Hanukkah, Christmas Eve,Christmas Day, Friday, Saturaday,Sunday,Monday .   Name: FMLA E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years Posted: 04 February 2018 Lets see how many worthless turds use FMLA today for the Super Bowl and then cry victim when they get caught.   Name: WillyG E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 04 February 2018 caps now that's reasonable. The horse's ass that came up with that works a set schedule mon thru fri with paid holidays off.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 04 February 2018 CAPS: As originally written, unauthorized absence Mon.-Thurs. = 4. Fri.-Sat.-Sun. = 6.   Name: Er E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years Posted: 04 February 2018 CAPS How many point for Monday -Thursday and how points for Friday -Sunday   Name: Brownhornet E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year Posted: 03 February 2018 Sick Agree 100% and how about the secrecy on the hourly rate.. Why weren't we told what HH offered. We should have had a say I that too.   Name: Willy E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 03 February 2018 12 laid off fm at my terminal. Looks like scare tactics doesn't force people to work who have issues.   Name: Brown Hornet E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 03 February 2018 Cond Lol thanks Easy Money Great I want all of you to sue the hell out of them. Good to read you guys are talking to the Dol too. I'm not on Fmla but who knows who will need it down the road. Even if I don't this goes deeper. If those basterds get away with breaking federal law it will be fuel on the fire for something entirely different tomorrow. This affects everyone on the rail with or without Fmla leave. I don't know if the union is doing anything but if they're not fuck them too. The Best to all of you. Give them hell don't let them get away with anything. NO FAVORS   Name: Cond E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years Posted: 03 February 2018 MY FUCKING HERO OH MY GOD MAN! the only thing you forgot was the company trying to blame everything that goes wrong by their stupid mismanagement on the crews. Wasn't a damn thing you posted that isn't true. The public has no stinking idea about the crap that goes on. Those stupid foamers who stand by the tracks taking their stupid pictures just kill me. If they only knew how stinking wrong their wet fantasy dreams are. Maybe we should all stop and let them smell the nasty crapper and take a look at everything that's broke. Time to straighten these idiots out and get them over their little boy wants to run a choo choo and be famous fantasy. You got my vote if you run against the international rep of the UTU OR BLET! Out with old has beens and in with the new!   Name: BrownHornet E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 03 February 2018 1 board outrageous union dues sky rocketing insurance premiums with less coverage seniority applies to Vacation bids for first round only good claims not paid over 100 men wrongfully pulled OOS limits expanded unreasonable attendance policy keeps adding more responsibilities and work on the men having to wait on ride to the hotel having to wait to be picked up from the hotel 2 hrs pay for running their simulator waste of time sitting in their rules class that covers nothing be treated like a criminal in their "fair and impartial hearing" aka kangaroo court, show trial, tribunal. loss of 20 year boot program unpredictable work schedule with no napping no phone or any reading material unless phone helps the carrier on call for free no weather lay off no drinking in hotel on your on time having to run down mailman for not needed certified letters never knowing who your supervisor is day to day dealing with crew callers who don't know the agreement begging for a PB day ridiculous vacation pl caps Friday, Saturday, Sunday is just another day unless you mark off No overtime after 40,50,60,70 or 100hrs in week is insanity never knowing when you will be back home Turnover rate is off the charts and these sons of bitches want to fuck with us. Those of you who were wrongfully pulled OOS. I can not believe there has not been complaints filled with Dept. of Labor, you haven't raised hell with your union. And your not in talks with an attorney.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 03 February 2018 10 years yeah you're a real od head Jr.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 03 February 2018 I have been with CSX for most of my adult life. I’ve chased this job from place to place knowing that when I gained the seniority that I would eventually be able to hold a job close to home. I came to a point in my life where I’m sure most have been where I decided it was time to look for a career not a job. I paid the money for school took the chance and joined the CSX railroad. My thinking was the railroad has been around forever good pay good retirement but bad schedule and after hiring in questionable at best work conditions referring to the way people are treated. Since joining the railroad I started my adult life so to speak got married had kids etc. The railroad has been good to my family and I financially and been here long enough now I couldn’t imagine myself doing anything different. Then what seems like overnight huge changes to the point where I may not have a job tomorrow. Don’t get me wrong I’m like everyone else I complained about claims and pay as well as unfair treatment. I swear mid level to upper management have no regard for their employees for the most part or that’s how it seems. But with all that being said I need my job. I have always done what I was paid to do. I work the XB and the pools I’m not a kiss ass my outlook has always been out of sight out of mind. I put my claims I when the agreement is violated just to have them denied like everyone else. I guess what I’m saying is in a way I’m scared of losing my job so a elite few can reap the benefits of an inflated stock price. I don’t think there will be much left of CSX when they are done. Best of luck to all.   Name: Mayihaveanother E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 02 February 2018 Any word from kanga Kourt.   Name: LilChris E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 02 February 2018 RRJim I appreciate your post keep them coming. We all complain about our job but it gets in your blood. After X amount years it's part of who a person is. Some wont admit to it but the fact remains. If you like to stay in the loop and posting on here fills some small void. Then great we can all learn from your experience. Don't mind some kid who gets his kicks bashing others.   Name: Duck E-mail: Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year Posted: 01 February 2018 Any news from kangaroo court today? Did your union rep urge you to sign a waiver? Please share any information.   Name: Fuckbrianmurry E-mail: Gofuckyourserlfmurry.com Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year Posted: 01 February 2018 Chief ass clown on the great lakes and Albany division Brian murry is calling all the trainmaster Incompetent because the employyes dont fear them at there jobs. Told a trainmaster who had a injury in his terminal that the employees don't fear him, that's why they are reporting injuries. If they fear him they wont report injuries. Someone needs to record this assholes saying these things to have proof of his bullying tactics. I know next time i run across him My phone will be recording !!!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year Posted: 01 February 2018 Ape I don't know of anyone yet but they will terminate almost everyone. This was not an investigation. I was not allowed to show any proof of my absence. They constantly stated how I was guilty of dishonesty and that I misused the leave. It was truly a "Show Trial" they are just going through the motions to convince themselves and try to wear you down. Said there would be a decisions in thirty days. The decision has already been made. It's all show. This will have to be fought in court.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year Posted: 01 February 2018 they're still pulling men out. I hope they get their asses sued. Some received warning letters in the mail some did not. Some had recerts requested some did not. All had their Certs approved. Red over my physicians cert that they provided. I haven't came across the part about blackout dates.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year Posted: 01 February 2018 Thanks Easy Money for the post all need to read. all should read post by Easy Money Name: Easy money E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years Posted: 31 January 2018 No, I didn't even want to glare at a waiver. After 5 hours of repetition, of listening to some woman on conference call read out the system notices and saying how you are a violator and that you caused all of the things to happen pertaining to the sanborn letter. Ughh, I'm already tired again of thinking of today... it's basically their little court, you're lc will present good evidence and the company puppet will over rule, it's really a comedy. its just a big waste of time, set through it and keep your cool, they want you to come unhinged. All and all they're blindly reaching for shit, hoping you'll slip up and incriminate yourself. That's all for now, sorry if that didn't help, I'm taking a mental vacation for a while. ..   Name: Blinddog E-mail: Employed as: Brakeman, for 30+ years Posted: 01 February 2018 Boys you getting hoodwinked. Better be calling somebody. Boss can't fire you boys for taking leave. I done called told whats going down. Taken off over the holiday done fired me. Will I wait. No I am making all the calls. You should to. Bring attention to the situation.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year Posted: 31 January 2018 Courts have ruled that managers and supervisors can be held personally liable for FLSA violations. And now, in a new twist, courts are saying they can be individually liable for FMLA violations as well. ... And employers can be held liable for FMLA violations — even if those “employers” are individuals within a company.Mar 22, 2017 Have them included as defendants.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 31 January 2018 DO NOT SIGN A WAIVER DO NOT SIGN A WAIVER DO NOT SIGN A WAIVER IT SCREWS YOU AND EVERYONE ELSE CONTACT THE DESIGNATED ATTORNEY   Name: Laughing E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 31 January 2018 Screw you numb nuts. This Railroad isn't the same as when I hired on. It was one of the best places to work. Over time and mismanagement caused this company down fall. You are a puppy and your mom should have swallowed you..!!!!! Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year Posted: 31 January 2018 Remember when you hired on, and you all at the interview said you would do anything for the company if you were hired. Remember the ass kissing?What happened to that attitude LOL? View This Article   Name: Tourettes E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 31 January 2018 I got the Tourettes   Name: Mayihaveanother E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 31 January 2018 inybodie got terminaeted yet.. I"am bout too lose my mind. tha first tyme I be gettin board. I gots money just don't no what else to do. any ideals from my dogs. got my lottery money my employement money treyed to draw redbored but they not haven it said it don't cover that sort of thang. mite take a trip go to Dizney Land or somethan shoot me some ideals   Name: Mayihaveanother E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 31 January 2018 Day????????.??? Gonna chill at the crib. Be counting my greenbacks. Won 9 grand last night on Luky 9s scratch off. Be party tonite. Life be good at my Casa. Gonna gal to Applle bees for Lunsh . Meating a lady I meet online. I thank she's a reel blonde. Fingers crossed. Update laters dogs.   Name: 11thMEU E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 30 January 2018 Barlow I for one have PTSD. I'm sure that I'm not alone. So shut the fuck up bitch.   Name: ul E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 30 January 2018 Four kids off displacement. Three of them not taking notification. Always playing their games screwing the rest of us. That's better than the 9 who were displace all weekend alongside our lc.   Name: Gibby E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 29 January 2018 When EHH blamed T&E pushback for failed PSRR. The UTU Smart denounced his accusations. When CSX pulled over 100 men OOS for alleged Fmla abuse. The UTU Smart posted on their website designated counsel who are instructing members how to proceed. Thank You SMART. Where is the Blet?   Name: Ladder E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 29 January 2018 https://smart-union.org/news/consultation-being-offered-for-those-targeted-by-csx-fmla-investigations/ Here you go give them a call.   Name: Mayihaveanother E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 29 January 2018 Day F if I know Tribunal is set for this weak. anyothers have one this weak. I be haven a bowl party. My Eagles goint to the Ship baby. don't want to go back before Christmas. gots all kinds of stuff too do.   Name: JJ Adams E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 29 January 2018 9 months , 10 days, to go, to be honest, they can sell the whole fucking railroad as far as I is concerned. Just give me my retirement checks and you unlucky bitches can have this shit ........   Name: JJ Adams E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 29 January 2018 Also heard they are going to sell the mainline from Jacksonville to Pensacola then after that they are going to Sell New Orleans over to Pensacola the Whole gulf coast line will be for up for sale . Hello UP. Coast to Coast railroad. But UP has been laying people off for a while now. Good luck for those who live and work in that area. Not trying to be mean I am really not when I say from my aching heart , BETTER YOU THAN ME, good luck gulf coast BITCHES.   Name: Butler E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 29 January 2018 HEY , JJ Adams, FUCK YOU, no I will not double up on hotel rooms and not riding on a stupid ATV .and fuck Percision rail road . And on unman drawbridges it’s only a matter of time that somebody will be killed on that .   Name: JJ Adams E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 29 January 2018 Hopefully they will carry on with Hunter Harrison‘s dream of a Percision railroad . I heard they want to make CSX the most automated railroad in the country . It won’t be long that all the drawbridges will be unman and automated precision at its best . Also Heard that train crews will no longer get private rooms we will have to double up like our maintenance Away brothers . Small sacrifice on what needs to be done . Also heard that most of the yards are getting rid of the wagon drivers and train crews will have to start riding on ATVs . Small sacrifices for big savings .   Name: Kitten E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year Posted: 28 January 2018 The firing question Yes, companies can fire an employee who’s on intermittent FMLA leave. Despite the fears of many employers, FMLA doesn’t confer some kind of special dispensation for workers who exercise their leave rights. OBVIOUSLY, workers CAN'T be FIRED FOR TAKING LEAVE. When an employee on FMLA leave is terminated, the DOL decrees that the burden’s on the employer to prove the worker would have been disciplined or terminated regardless of the leave request or usage. https://webapps.dol.gov/elaws/ FILE A COMPLAINT MONDAY MORNING IF YOU BELIEVE YOUR RIGHTS HAVE BEEN VIOLATED! DON'T SIGN A WAIVER WASTE NO MORE TIME MOST ATTORNIES WORK ON CONTINGENCY THIRD PARTIES CAN FILE A COMPLAINT   Name: Lester E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 27 January 2018 All OOS you best be talking to an attorney. Notice how your unions haven't been in contact with you. Do you believe they're working on this? Do not sign a waiver and do not settle for back pay. Keep all paper worked mailed to you. Keep dates, times and names of any contact with managers. Make a note of all derogatory comments by employees. Have you been treated differently or held to a higher standard? Have you showed proof to discredit their "honest belief" and they still refuse to reienstate you? Do not show weakness at their investigation. Stand your ground. Don't be bullied into a waiver or signing a resignation. There is nothing they would like more. By signing such it releases them and you would be entitled to nothing. If your union rep recommends signing. She is not supporting you. Good Luck   Name: U2 E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 27 January 2018 I think it's funny the same ones bitching about protected Fmla layoffs. Are the same ones who layoff Union, company business, step up take a call, step up take a call as an engineer, stay displaced, don't take notification, wait around to tie up,steal over time, to catch their off days or to miss a bad job. Drag ass running or drag ass to let the next Crew do the work. Who deadheads make multiple stops for smokes or any other BS. We all have set standards for others that we alone don't measure up to. The hypocrites run deep on the rail.   Name: Pullmybleedrod E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years Posted: 26 January 2018 Cindy Sanborn is now at Union Pacific. That is all   Name: tea E-mail: Employed as: Yard Master, for 10-20 years Posted: 26 January 2018 With all the corporate tax cuts. I'm sure are beloved RR will give us a bonus. I'm holding my breath and will keep checking my paystubs.   Name: 70hrwk E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year Posted: 26 January 2018 Friday and you guessed it. Both Local Chairmen laid off union business today. About a dozen displaced playing their games. I'm tired of the abuse. The ones that work always have to pick the slack up. Constantly having undue hardship of working more than scheduled. Never knowing when everyone will disappear.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 26 January 2018 I had an investigation. It was an absolute waste of time. They have nothing and they know it. Waiver offered I couldn't keep from laughing at them. I wish these silly assholes would terminate me. Then I can get the ball rolling. For now back to my shop to make some extra cash. You fucks can't wait me out. I'm a tradesman with a small buisness.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 25 January 2018 Double J u can kiss my big donkey.   Name: Mayihaveanother E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 25 January 2018 I tell my LC to offer them dingleberries a Waiver! Lmfao good one   Name: OfferaWaiver E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year Posted: 25 January 2018 When you go to Kangaroo court. Offer CSX a waiver. (If they pay double of all loss wages and post a written apology). You will in return not see them and their HR reps, and managers in federal court.   Name: Top E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 25 January 2018 Rambo and Easy Moey Much respect. Hope you get all the law allows.   Name: Waters E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 25 January 2018 Easy money You know of men signing a waiver to come back? If yes, what are those guys thinking? There really is a law firm getting a class action under way? Everyone down here keeps getting their show trial postponed. Carrier is just jerking the men around.   Name: Mayihaveanother E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 25 January 2018 Day 27 Been out of town but I be bak at tha crib. Took a trip to Little place called Vegas baby. They take care of a man out their. With back pay thank will go on Sring brake. Bird Trex will go with. Bonus monies going on a cruise. Got it all laid out. May I have another?   Name: Backpay E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year Posted: 25 January 2018 Back pay statement is on gateway now and is date as 012618, we will get 2 separate checks on fri.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 24 January 2018 Well boys and girls, this is the week we're supposed to get our back pay. Shouldn't it have already been in our earnings statements? What is the next move if we don't get it before the 31st? What is the company's penalty if they don't pay us on time? Is there anything, or can they just do what they want like everything else? The way things have been going, I could see them screwing us out of it somehow, or at least make us wait longer. What do you guys think?   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year Posted: 24 January 2018 Trying to let the Clock run out. Don't be fooled. You have no friends with the company or your Union. https://webapps.dol.gov/elaws/whd/fmla/13.aspx   Name: OldHat E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 24 January 2018 UTU. Ble. What the hell? Get your head out of the carrier's ass. Why haven't there been any pushback over all the men being pulled OOS. If there has been. Why the hell the secrecy? This is major news, there should be postings on our union websites. If it's deemed the union was involved. We will hold both organizations and individuals accountable alongside with the carriers. We will not sit quietly on this matter. We pay more in union dues than any other unionized work force. We get very little in return. Do your job. Give the men updates and information on how to proceed. A union designated attorney should be speaking with these men today. The union should have filed a complaint with the DOL. Do your job or step down.   Name: SMH E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 23 January 2018 January 23, 2018 and Trainmaster David Benson is still a fuckin dumbass. Why hasn't someone busted him in the cocksucker?   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 23 January 2018 That's hell of an idea. Where do these idiots come from? https://www.wsj.com/articles/csx-board-to-require-ceos-to-get-annual-physical-exam-1516724880   Name: Justice E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 22 January 2018 How Do I File a Complaint with the Secretary of Labor? You may file a complaint with the Secretary of Labor. You should contact the nearest office of the Wage and Hour Division of the Employment Standards Administration, U.S. Department of Labor. Record your complaint in writing and then present it in person, by letter, or by phone. At that point, the merits of your complaint will be reviewed. If the Department does decide to take action, it will first try to solve your problem administratively by negotiating with the employer. If these negotiations are unsuccessful and if it believes the FMLA was in fact violated, the Secretary may sue the employer on behalf of the employee. https://webapps.dol.gov/elaws/whd/fmla/13.aspx   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year Posted: 22 January 2018 Call Today https://webapps.dol.gov/elaws/whd/fmla/13.aspx   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for 1-10 years Posted: 21 January 2018 Here is a free one. When you speak to your attorney be sure let them know how are layoff board works. Employers are not allowed to show why someone is off. The RR had a direct hand in a hostile work environment by providing anyone the information how or why someone is off. " QUESTION :Can one employee say anything to another employee that constantly takes FMLA and is putting a burden on coworkers? ANSWER No. This is absolutely inappropriate, and as an employer you need to put a stop to it. Federal law permits an employee to take up to 12 weeks of unpaid, job-protected leave under FMLA. That same law prevents the employee from being harassed by the employer or coworkers for using FMLA. Such actions are illegal retaliation and as an employer you face fines and other penalties if you permit an employee to do this. As an employer, it is your obligation to hire, train and schedule enough staff so that use of FMLA is not a major imposition on coworkers. The problem here is not the use of FMLA — it is understaffing." Better add this to annual pods training.   Name: Kitten E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year Posted: 21 January 2018 Should a person call and file a complaint if their spouse hasn't? I can't decide if we should wait it out.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for 1-10 years Posted: 21 January 2018 They're dragging their feet. They know they are in the wrong. Don't take it sitting down. Don't put it off. 3rd parties can file a complaint. CALL ASAP https://webapps.dol.gov/elaws/whd/fmla/13.aspx   Name: Mayihaveanother E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 20 January 2018 Day 19 Woke up feed my bird. I'm making and eye patch. Dig out a puffy shirt. Try to teach Trex to sit on my shoulder. I need a wooden sword too. Gonna be a fun paid day off. And Bacon Waffles for brakefast. Updates later my brothers.   Name: liltee E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years Posted: 20 January 2018 I'm sick of all the co abusing displacement. Constantly causing others hardships. You know who you are. I hope CSX comes down hard you all. This is out of control. We need the bid system now. CSX and the utu is just as guilty as the men letting this go on. Making others work more. Never knowing when everyone is going to disappear. We have around 6-12 displaced playing their games any given day. Not to mention local chairman laying off all weekends to mark up early Monday to catch a mail train. Or lay off to. Extend their vacations off days or to catch a holiday watch the Super Bowl.   Name: yours truly E-mail: 10047 Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years Posted: 19 January 2018 what is the youngest date working in buffalo what long pools are left to williard enineers // conductors . I have been off for years   Name: Mayihaveanother E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 19 January 2018 Day18 Another paid weekend off. Got me a pet bird today. Trying to teach him to say I like blondes and I'm suing those mofos. Snow fort about gone. Slide has melted. Have to find something new to do. Good to hear from u OG RRJ Kitten where you from girl?   Name: bollweevil E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 19 January 2018 HEY!, where is my back pay, all the experts in the crew room said we would be getting it today (1/19). well i guess they can earn another few days of interest if they wait until the 31st to payout. meanwhile I'm off FMLA.. FOUR DAY WEEKEND BITCHES.. #fuckfoote   Name: billydee E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years Posted: 19 January 2018 I heard today they're going to try and wait it out until your insurance expires. Then place a waiver in front of you.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 19 January 2018 kangaroo court is over. everyone of you managers and hr personnel. Your names will be on the list of defendants. thank you   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year Posted: 19 January 2018 File a Complaint today 3rd parties can file also https://webapps.dol.gov/elaws/whd/fmla/13.aspx   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 1-10 years Posted: 18 January 2018 300 million paid out for 8 months 3000 jobs cut Customers alienated Boot program slashed Property sold off Locos stored Cars stored Hump yards shutdown Fmla scrutinized Weather mark off abolished Employees enduring undue hardships Key employees pushed out Internal investigation 100s cut back to craft 100s relocated People doing 2,3 or more jobs Local chairman being charged for Union buisness on property 2000 more suspected job cuts Corporate tax cut And a motherfucker wants to side with this company   Name: mayIhaveAnother E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year Posted: 18 January 2018 Day17 It be getting serious up in here. To whoever mentioned B&O Chairman has number to lawyer thanks. be calling today. HR let us know how you feel when you get cut in 2018 That be some funny stuff right their RRJ OG what up hadnt heard from u   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 18 January 2018 Thank you for the information regarding the waiver, just as I suspected. I also agree to NOT sign the waiver. Doing so is almost certain termination if one was to ever be investigated for FMLA abuse again. It also takes away all ability to sue, because you'd be admitting you did abuse your leave. I'm on my third twelve month period of FMLA intermittent leave, and I have NEVER received any "warning letters" concerning my actual use of FMLA leave. I know of those who have, though. CSX also requested me to re certify my FMLA leave due to an increase in the usage estimated by my health care provider. Not only did I complete the re certification paperwork(which has already been approved by the FMLA department), I had my health care provider write a letter stating my leave during the time period of the charge letter was in fact for my personal serious condition. Still no word from the company. As for the "honest belief" claim in defense of a retaliation lawsuit, it's really hit or miss, when you search online for the outcome. In a nutshell, the defense is that the company had an honest belief of FMLA abuse, and even if they are wrong, they can't be held liable in a retaliation lawsuit. BUT, everything you read online shows examples of where the company had some sort of actaul proof the leave was being misused. In our case, the only proof the company has is that leave was taken. Not that it was taken for other reasons, just taken period. During a certain time frame. I don't think it works that way. Neither does my lawyer. Best of luck to all involved. Please keep others in the loop as to what's happening. My lawyer is aware of all this. He has advised me on how to proceed if the investigation is completed. I have plenty of money to wait this out, even if it takes years. I will admit to nothing.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years Posted: 18 January 2018 offered 30 day actual suspension. With time served going against it. They wanted me to admit I abused my leave. I did no such thing. I've proof on to top of my certification. So I told them there was no way I'd be signing a waiver. There were others also I dont know if any took their waiver. Also we had several in the last year who received "warning letters" stating they were using their leave not for its intentions. conclusion they are holding all who didnt receive said letter at a different standard. Be sure to tell your lawyer about these warning letters that werent received. They are trying to build their case on an Honest Suspicion. Which if they can it's near impossible to bring charges against them. Non union places of employment can fire let go their employees for almost any reason. The union shields us of this. So the honest suspicion rule is all they have. Only use your leave for it's intentions. Never post on social media. never talk to co-workers about your leave. Never forecast leave. dont do anything that could be videotaped an used against you. Your co workers will hang you if given a chance.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 18 January 2018 To whomever that was offered a waiver, would you care to elaborate on the specifics of said waiver? My investigation was over a week and a half ago, which was postponed after I submitted documentation from my health care provider regarding my FMLA use during the time period covered in the charge letter. My postponement date is still over a week away, and no word from the company concerning the documentation I provided. Thanks in advance.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years Posted: 18 January 2018 Kitten I was offered a waiver. I believe several have been too.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 18 January 2018 Give them a call. 3rd parties can also file an anonymous complaint. https://webapps.dol.gov/elaws/whd/fmla/13.aspx   Name: Kitten E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year Posted: 17 January 2018 Has anyone filed a complaint with dept. of labor or contacted an attorney over Fmla?   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 17 January 2018 https://www.news4jax.com/money/csx-report-revenue-down-profits-up-more-layoffs-coming Possible 2000 more layoffs   Name: Mayihaveanother E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 17 January 2018 Day16. Still no word from the man. I think I'm gonna build snow slide coming off my roof today. I'm gonna have it going right into my pool. Do a little polar plunging. soup sandwich   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 17 January 2018 Flood them today. Don't wait to see what happens. It's been two weeks. CSX and your Union doesn't care that you were wrongfully accused. They don't care that your living on unemployment. The complaint is anonymous and even if it wasn't they would not come after you. That would be their great downfall. https://webapps.dol.gov/elaws/whd/fmla/13.aspx   Name: Mayihaveanother E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year Posted: 16 January 2018 Day15 show trial cancelled again.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 16 January 2018 I know Brown. This is a fake post.   Name: MayInothaveanother E-mail: Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year Posted: 16 January 2018 Yo - a few things.. I know .. 1) no one on here sent my posts to Human Resources especially the one with my investigation time and date and not by the people I called gay or wives with swinging dick 2) and I am not .. I repeat .. I am not .. afraid of losing my job due to that despite being warned ... I abused FMLA because it is ok to do 3) I am a highly marketable employee in the workforce if you can tell by proper English and grammar 4) wait... I am dead wrong about everything and those snow forts will come in handy to live in when I can’t make rent and those woman will not let me stay with them because I don’t have a job   Name: Jared Brown E-mail: Jaredbrownblet121lr@gmail.com Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 16 January 2018 So csx says I'm a liar, that I miss used FMLA because I marked off over Xmas. What csx doesn't know is I had 2 two not 1 one but 2 family members die the week of Xmas. Both uncle's one died on 122017 and just 3 days later another died. So I get woke at my away from home terminal to a woman telling me "Mr Brown you are being pulled from service, have a nice day" yes she actually said have a nice day. Remember not to judge your brother's and sister's for using fmla, you don't know what's going on in their lives.   Name: Mayihaveanother E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 15 January 2018 Cool mo d You prolly the homosexual just can't admit it to yo self. It's all good to each his own. call eap if you need someone to talk to before coming out they're there to help my gay brother. Peace be to you   Name: Mayihaveanother E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 15 January 2018 Cool mo dildo Better get to work only 360 more payments on that double wide Trailer.   Name: Cool mo D E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year Posted: 15 January 2018 Mayihavenever, isn't your minutes getting low on your Obama phone hope so. Also you have 15 days till your next check and food stamp card.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 15 January 2018 MLK day = Fmla Day cheers to u all   Name: Mayihaveanother E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year Posted: 15 January 2018 Day14 MLK Day and it's snowing . It sure is a good day. Big plans with the blonde neighbor and her girlfriend. As soon as her idiot husband goes to work. It's playtime till then I'll be hanging in my snow fort.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 15 January 2018 MLK day = Fmla Day , I love this company and country. Cheers   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 14 January 2018 Just in all will be reinstated by Wednesday.   Name: Mayihaveanother E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 14 January 2018 Day13 slept in woke up took care of business. Look out window notice I got work to do on snow fort. Gonna eat left over ribs for breakfast. Gonna ch cl Bonnie Crotch thanks Tamala. RRJim OG, RRWizard, keep pouring out the knowledge my brother.   Name: frued E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 13 January 2018 Cool Did your. Mother run off with a brother? Did your wife run off with a Brother?   Name: Mayihaveanother E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year Posted: 13 January 2018 Day12and 3/4 reminded cool mo Dee of the swinging dick his old lady and or momma ran of with.   Name: Mayihaveanother E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year Posted: 13 January 2018 Cool mo Dee You prolly be my idiot neighbor. Lol   Name: Mayihaveanother E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year Posted: 13 January 2018 Day12 built a snow fort. Took care of my buisness. Making sno cream going try to get neighbor lady over to get n. Hot tub. Got wait till her old man goes to work. I'll keep an eye on the computer to see when he gets out. Will give updates. Over and out   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years Posted: 13 January 2018 Guys off for alleged Fmla abuse. Then company tells men to lay off SICK do to dangerous driving conditions. This company is a JOKE. Talk about hypocritical. Ergo what ever the hell is convenient. No ethics No Morals.   Name: Foote E-mail: Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year Posted: 13 January 2018 Glad everyone in louisville got to mark off weather after 2nd shift, CMC was telling everyone on 1st and 2nd, were told they had to have an email sent by a trainmaster in order to mark off weather, just a heads up they r trying to stop you from useing that to. No kiding this happened to serval pepole from what the general committee told me.   Name: Retired Now E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 12 January 2018 APE: Remember when signals had to be normally, usually, located to the engineer's right side? The feds helped change that. Steam locomotives and some older diesels had the long nose as the front, facing forward. [Every FNG I ever helped didn't know what the letter "F" displayed on locomotives was for.] Staying completely alert on a heavy train that is a drag isn't easy, especially considering the hours, etc. The road lifestyle takes a toll on a person's health, well-being. Is doing that worth the pay/benefits/hassles? YES sometimes, but more times NO. RRing isn't for everyone. The truth be known: many can't handle it; including EACH\EVERY position, from the biggest head cheese on down. To all: Take care of yourselves & your family. That's #1. Don't act inconsiderate and/or selfish though - to anybody. Good luck to everyone who sticks with it, and don't forget - Safety First.   Name: Mr.Ed E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year Posted: 12 January 2018 MayI We're on to you. We will hunt you down. When we do I'm going to donkey kick you in the head.   Name: Mayihaveanother E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 12 January 2018 Day11.5 going sledding with a blonde outside of Nastville,TN   Name: Mayihaveanother E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year Posted: 12 January 2018 Day11(am) still no word from tha man. Gonna make some bacon pancakes. Put some bacon n the pancakes. Maakin PaaaaanCakes. And then 8to9 watch news channel 9 then 9to 930ish take care my business.then Netflix, call of duty,some fbook, call up my boys n talk bout how much better I use to have it NOT! Will update u dawgs this afternoon.   Name: MayIhaveanother E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 11 January 2018 Day10 gave fox a break hearing all kinds of rumors, still no word from the man, this stuff getting crazier than a tree full of squirrels. What the h I'm gonna rub 1 off call it night   Name: FMLA E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 11 January 2018 Sorry to say that there is FMLA abuse. Everyone knows it. The ones that take it for migraines, sneezes, diarrhea and upset stomachs do not belong on the RR. It is selfish, unprofessional and a burden on your coworkers. Unfortunately, some innocent people will go down because of the abusers. Take disability and find another job. Everyone around you knows what you are doing and really does not like you anyway.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 11 January 2018 Get real ,,,,, I am real , I’m at home on fmla it’s raining . Get real people only care about themselves not there brothers   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 11 January 2018 It’s raining = fmla on this local job xtra board man can have it   Name: “Bad Deal” Creel E-mail: Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 30+ years Posted: 11 January 2018 Foote is not a play maker. “Bad Deal” Creel is headed our way by summer. From rumors I hear he is a younger version of the old man only worse. His current employer paid 25 million to settle his theft or espionage from his previous employer. In what world does your employer pay 25 million for the things you took without permission and then get a promotion to CEO. Bad deal... all around. Well unfortunately I believe this is the calm before the Creel storm. I guess it can get worse.   Name: MayIhaveanother E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 10 January 2018 Just keeping it real. Thank for advice hogger. I'm out for the night made some soup. I stuck m foot in it. Man it's good. I'm going eat up and call it an early night. Will see my fox girls bright and early.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Brakeman, for Less than 1 year Posted: 10 January 2018 LC You must be a real dumbass. Sucking down the company kool aid.If you believe this will make it to real court of law. Even if it did seriously doubt a juror red that post. If the company knew who may I is it wouldn't Change his outcome regardless. More likely than not it all not true. It someone making fun of how stupid this place is. Dumbasses like you is why the company thinks we're a joke.   Name: Show Trial E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year Posted: 10 January 2018 Oops too, LC Company moles or company suck asses. May I. Keep us updated   Name: Mayihaveanother E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 10 January 2018 LC It's called CSX sucks. Here's a crazy idea. Instead of being laid off Union buisness reading post on these sorts of forums. How about you and that crippled ass Union doing your job I pay over 100 a month to. I haven't red anywhere or heard of anything you girls are doing. There is more organization by RRers on this site than any other. Day 9and3/4 reading a has been's post and silly enough to respond. Back to my Netflix binge.   Name: Mayihaveanother E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 10 January 2018 Day 9.5 out of kangaroo court. Investigation was postponed. Lol headed to the crib to watch Fox News hot babes and rub one off. #lifeisgood #imsueing #imstilloff #lovenit Allleged Fmla misuse   Name: MayIhaveAnother E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 10 January 2018 Im attending a dog and pony show at 1330. Part of me wants to be put back in. The more I sit around beating my meat. The more I realize I don't give a rip. I've been out since the 2nd. CSX owes me roughly about 2700. So do I really want to be working when I can sit here watching Oprah scratching my ass. Day 1 called LC Day 2 scared Day 3 nervous Day 4 jacked off a couple times Day 5 binged on Netflix Day 6 ordered pizza continued my Netflix binge Day 7 woke up rubbed one off thinkin I can get use to this stayed up late playing video games called an old fling rubbed one off Day 8 woke up rubbed one off laughed at Fox News rubbed one off watching the blonde Day 9 called LC wanting to postpone this hearing no such luck I'm going to take a shower and rubb one off will give updates later.   Name: Tee E-mail: Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year Posted: 09 January 2018 Brakeman 1-10 Why are you terminated? What charges?   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Brakeman, for 1-10 years Posted: 09 January 2018 As of today I'm terminated.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 09 January 2018 We don't need you carpet bagging ass up here.   Name: no more E-mail: todd novack Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 09 January 2018 How far are they cut back in buffalo . what year any long pools to williard left . how many yard jobs . or all cn jobs   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year Posted: 09 January 2018 be confidential? I don’t want to lose my job. A: All discussions with WHD are confidential. All complaints are confidential; the name of the complainant and the nature of the complaint are not disclosed. The only exceptions are: when it is necessary to reveal a complainant's identity, with his or her permission, to pursue an allegation; and when the WHD is ordered to reveal information by a court. 1-866-487-9243 dept of labor 3rd party can even file a complaint   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 09 January 2018 Just woke up , who won the game ? guess I’ll stay on fmla , don’t want to go to work at 10 pm   Name: SeeeeDeeeeeee E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 09 January 2018 All you girls cut back on the seeeeeeDeeeeeeee are shit conductors. Fat brown thinks he knows everythang. Don't be trusting dyke halls and Charlie palmdick.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 08 January 2018 Roll Tide , I’m on Fmla   Name: Ozzy E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year Posted: 08 January 2018 Name-J.Rains Title-trainmaster louisville osborn hump yard   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 08 January 2018 Filing a complaint with the dept of labor is what you do before you're terminated. They get involved and push the company to resolve the matter. It lets the company know that you will not sit Quietly. After termination the company is less likely to freely listen and must be served a demand letter from an attorney. DONT WASTE ANY MORE TIME FILE A COMPLAINT https://webapps.dol.gov/elaws/whd/fmla/13.aspx   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years Posted: 08 January 2018 Pulled out of service1-2 investigation for 1-8 showed proof of my layoff. Investigation postponed.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year Posted: 07 January 2018 I will have everyone conducting the hearing and the hr lady on the phone listed as defendants. I've already spoke with an attorney. He works on a contingency he took my case. I asked him if I had a good chance of winning. He said he wouldn't represent me if he didn't think I already have since he only gets paid if I settle. I haven't been to my hearing yet but it's too late. CSX will be receiving my complaint.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 07 January 2018 http://www.hrmorning.com/hr-managers-personally-liable-fmla-violation/ Yea they can   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 07 January 2018 https://www.americanbar.org/groups/lawyer_referral/resources/attorney_referral_system.html Dol approved Fmla lawyers   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year Posted: 07 January 2018 https://webapps.dol.gov/elaws/whd/fmla/13.aspx   Name: kpasa E-mail: 1-*(# Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year Posted: 07 January 2018 how far are they cut back in buffalo what is the lowest senoirty date for engineers and brakemen ,are threre any long pools to wilard and collinwood any ward jobs left ??   Name: Mcfluffle Berry Jenkins E-mail: Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 10-20 years Posted: 07 January 2018 Blowing your horn at 1600 for some dipshit? Sounds like a 4 foot 3 inch chump named Steve came up with that bull. If I'm wrong let me know.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year Posted: 07 January 2018 https://finance.yahoo.com/news/csx-investigation-initiated-former-louisiana-035000611.html   Name: Ozzy E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year Posted: 07 January 2018 We were told today at 1530 by a trainmaster that today at 1600 we were to sound our horn at 1600 in remembrance of ole HH, well we didnt make it out to our power till 1630, i geuss the charge letter will be in the mail, did anyone else get told this? This is 100% a true story   Name: Lol E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 07 January 2018 Their legal team is going to be spread thin.lol Customers Fmla Stb Insider info   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Brakeman, for 1-10 years Posted: 07 January 2018 https://www.thestreet.com/quote/CSX.html CSX under investigation. I hope someone goes to prison   Name: Billylove E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 07 January 2018 https://webapps.dol.gov/elaws/whd/fmla/13.aspx File a complaint all out of service employees   Name: Fred E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 07 January 2018 I'm looking at the layoff board. Doesn't appear to have slowed down fm Mark offs. After this is over still will be men laying off fm. Outcome waste of fucking time.   Name: Willie B E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year Posted: 06 January 2018 If 850 employees used Fmla over the holidays and only 130 got pulled out of service that ain't good for the 130 employees. What this means is csx will say they only pulled 1 out of 7 Fmla users out over this so it wasn't a target on anyone using Fmla at this time. They chose 130 out of 850 based on something more. If csx pulled all users out then there might be a case but I'd bet most of the 130 are screwed.   Name: Retired Now E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 06 January 2018 Over the course of my 40 yr. RR career, Chessie-B&O\CSX, I had to deal with plenty of people. Thinking about all that time now, it sure wasn't easy but I made it to retirement. Actually wanted to work another year or two but just couldn't hack the miseries anymore. Experienced many changes, situations, etc. Were a few managers, even upper level ones, who were decent, honest, and fair. All too many were not. Lots of co-workers were horse-crap also and sure as heck don't miss them. Bottom line: RRs are not, and probably never will be, an employee friendly place to work. Don't forget that.   Name: Brewer E-mail: Employed as: Yard Master, for 20-30 years Posted: 05 January 2018 https://webapps.dol.gov/elaws/whd/fmla/13.aspx   Name: Notonfmla E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 05 January 2018 The laws of the land protect illegals.criminals,terrorist animals all sorts of religions any thing you can fathom. There are people who will go nuts for those mistreated. There are even laws for working class tax payers that have a medical condition or taking care of a loved one. It's very difficult near impossible for a large corporation to trample over a large group of people just doing the best they can do. The burden is on the corporation to show fault. Laying off on a holiday under your protected leave doesn't warrant termination.   Name: Imsure E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year Posted: 05 January 2018 HR We don't doubt that for 1 second. CSX lawyers have warned them what they can and cannot do. CSX doesn't give a damn about the law this is all about arrogance. CSX thinks they are above the law. We know CSX has paid lawyers. That's good because they're going to need them in every state east of the Mississippi. CSX previously screwed 1200 managers. Currently screwing their customers. Now they think they can screw the T&E. You can count on us having "Our ducks in a row" New York will come down on CSX like a hammer. This is blatant retaliation over their new paid time leave. That's how it will be perceived anyway. Last I checked if CSX is silly enough to let any of these countless suits make it to court. A group of our peers decide the outcome not some paid arbitrator. Read up on FMLA the federal law leans strongly for the employee. Ward was wise enough not to cross the line in the sand. The countless lawsuits won't be just against CSX there will be individuals also named as defendants.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 05 January 2018 STOP RELYING ON YOUR UNION REPS TO MAKE THE DECISIONS. WE ARE THE UNION, ITS TIME TO LAY DOWN OR STRIKE! TRUST ME WHEN EVERYONE LAYS DOWN, THE COMPANY RUNS TO YOUR TOP UNION OFFICIALS BEGGING FOR HELP. DO IT!   Name: Leave of absence E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 05 January 2018 Someone had a question about Leave of absence, if your terminal has people in your craft furloughed then you shall be granted a leave of absence. If you need to take time to go to school, try a new job for a while to see if you like it, take care of personal matters, etc. then you put a request in for a leave of absence and you will get it if there are people furloughed at your location. If it is denied then turn it over to your Local Chairman and they will handle it from there.   Name: Red E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years Posted: 05 January 2018 Whine That's right it will all be sorted out. The ones who are legit and have been pulled out have more owed to them than a weeks back pay. I'm not saying it's right but the others have a lawsuit also. There will be fines and lawsuits over this. There are lawyers already making contacts ambulance chasers but they will sue CSX. CSX knows if it goes to court they lose. Next week the ones who laid off over New Years will be removed from service.   Name: Lol E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 05 January 2018 Spoken from a true company mole... Low grade supervisor.. Trainmaster Name: Whine E-mail: Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year Posted: 05 January 2018 Whine all you want, if you have Fmla and used it over the holiday and are now being investigated then time will tell. Your history of Fmla use will be looked at and if there is a pattern you will be dealt with if there is no pattern you will be fine. You know if you abuse the program or not so I suggest that if you are one that abuses it start looking for work elsewhere.   Name: SeeeDeeee E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years Posted: 05 January 2018 Charlie Handprick,Dyke Hawes, Cannot be trusted!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Brakeman, for 30+ years Posted: 05 January 2018 Awesome I'm sure there are more just like you. I went to my doc on my Thursday off day. I had to mark off over Christmas weekend . Saw my doc the day after Christmas. Now I'm out of service. I had well over 400 qualifying days in 2017. This company does suck.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 05 January 2018 I keep reading how some really need it. Everyone on FMLA REALLY needs it. There is no way a medical professional would risk their licensure over some idiot just wanting a day off. Is there some who use it for other reasons? Possible but most do not and who are you to judge your fellow employee. If you laid off Union business, took displacement. Waited to tie up,bumped a Jr man for his off day, ran slow, etc.etc. SHUT your DICK HOLSTEr   Name: BrOwNHoRnEt E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 05 January 2018 There needs to be an investigation in CSX. Who would pay someone 300 million dollars when everyone knew that person would be taking a medical leave. I didn't think "key employees" were allowed any sort of medical leave. I bet there were no substantial difference of layoffs over the holidays verses any other given day. New York requiring 8 weeks of company paid leave Jan 1st is suspect to why CSX would choose now to to pull this. I love my job and union co- workers but I think this company keeps going down hill. I hope everyone out of service sues CSX the HR directors, managers and who ever else that can be placed on the lawsuit.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years Posted: 05 January 2018 Lloyd That post was dead on accurate.   Name: Stop Complaining Do Your Job E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year Posted: 04 January 2018 2L2Q I am with you 100% lazy asses (FMLA) abusers they play the system pick their days off and the trains they want I hope they fire them all. They think of only them selves and noone else if it is anything like our terminal only do it on the weekends and holidays....I am guessing all the people saying get an attorney are FMLA (Friday tru Monday leave act).. pukes   Name: 2LTQ E-mail: Employed as: APE, for N/A Posted: 04 January 2018 http://wnyt.com/news/csx-employees-job-loss-sick-leave-protest/4730395/ If you are being fired for FMLA use over the holiday season HA HA LOL! Unless you have FMLA for a legitimate reason and were using it legitimately, then no HA HA LOL There are too many of you that have FMLA and use it to have time off whenever you want. The rest of us at CSX don't get to just call and mark off any time we want. It sucks, but we have to work when we have to work even if it's Christmas! You are so inconsiderate that you will falsely use FMLA on holidays when it could mean another crew will have to stay 12 hours vs their normal 8 because of you. You shouldn't even be able to hold a regular job if you have FMLA, you should only be allowed on an extra board!   Name: Almostthere E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years Posted: 04 January 2018 If a lawyer only gets paid if you win. What do you have to lose? I'd encourage all these guys out of service to call a lawyer. From everything I'm reading on Fmla you all have a solid case.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year Posted: 04 January 2018 If the company wants to target someone and fire them. That just adds another zero on a settlement and another low life manager to sue.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year Posted: 04 January 2018 HUMAN RESOURCES get some! https://www.stephaniehahn.com/blog/2017/07/employees-may-sue-hr-directors-for-fmla-violations.shtml   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year Posted: 04 January 2018 https://www.stephaniehahn.com/blog/2017/07/employees-may-sue-hr-directors-for-fmla-violations.shtml   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year Posted: 04 January 2018 http://www.hrmorning.com/yes-managers-can-be-personally-liable-for-fmla-violations/ Lower managers you think CSX will have your back? But I was just doing what I was told to do doesn't excuse you.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Car repair, for 10-20 years Posted: 03 January 2018 Looking over the TA for the Carmen and I’m quite embarrassed that our union took 3 years to negotiate this. You literally took 3 years to accomplish nothing but a petty raise that’ll get swallowed up by increased union dues. Scardelletti will get hundreds of thousands of dollars in bonuses when this contract is ratified. While us workers will get a swift kick in the nuts. I love how their number 1 selling point of this TA is retroactive pay-on average over 3000. Give me a break, what a joke. Number two is increased wages over the contract period-on average over 20,000. I don’t know who does their math but a compounded wage increase of 13.1% over the five year contract period does not add up to 20,000. Ok I’m done now, bye   Name: turnyourphoneoff E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 03 January 2018 fmla Blah blah blah Your actions and comments are making a hostile work environment. System notice had a hand it that too. That in itself is a direct violation of fmla. How about that one person who needs it and uses it and now he has to deal with assholes like you. 1 or 12 men layoff regular doesn't make anyone work more or less. If or when the carrier finds x amount of men who live on the rails. There will be massive layoffs. All you fucks who have been out here less than 10 years better hope the more senior man doesn't start living on the rails or you can kiss your ass goodbye. For the dumbass who believes someone has lost their job because of laying off over Christmas/New Year. You best put the crack pipe down. Turn your phone off and put the cigarette out new guy.   Name: Sick E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years Posted: 03 January 2018 Examples of prohibited conduct include: 1Refusing to authorize FMLA leave for an eligible employee, 2Discouraging an employee from using FMLA leave, 3Manipulating an employee’s work hours to avoid responsibilities under the FMLA, 4Using an employee’s request for or use of FMLA leave as a negative factor in employment actions, such as hiring, promotions, or disciplinary actions, or, 5Counting FMLA leave under “no fault” attendance policies 2 has been violated with With the new system notice and the removing of employees from service for Layoffs over the holidays. 5 has been violated with the caps attendance policy Those pulled out of service may be entitled to thousands of dollars in damages. I spoke with an attorney today out of Orlanda sounded very promising and he only gets paid if Iwin my suit. He said it's too late to apologize. That a hostile work environment is the result of the company's unilateral move. Which is also a violation.   Name: Lawyerup E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year Posted: 03 January 2018 https://www.americanbar.org/groups/lawyer_referral/resources/attorney_referral_system. htm The above is dept. of labor approved Fmla attorneys. Contact one as soon as your pulled out of service due to a mark off. Don't let them get away with this. Also the Union needs to step up. This is an outrage.   Name: Lc E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 02 January 2018 you think your employer has violated the FMLA, you should schedule a consultation with an experienced lawyer. A lawyer can review your situation, identify any legal problems in the way your employer treated you, and help you decide what to do next. For example, you might want the lawyer to coach you on how to talk to your manager, to write a letter to your employer on your behalf, or even to file a lawsuit in court. Many employment lawyers charge you only if you win your claim, so you may not need to pay a lawyer up front.   Name: Mr Ed E-mail: Employed as: Brakeman, for Less than 1 year Posted: 02 January 2018 Anyone laid off FM over the holidays are being pulled out of service. Contact the Dept. of Labor immediately. Filing a Complaint with the Secretary of Labor A complaint may be filed in person, by mail or by telephone with the Wage and Hour Division, U.S. Department of Labor. A complaint may be filed at any local office of the Wage and Hour Division. The complaint should be filed within a reasonable time of when the employee discovers that his or her FMLA rights have been violated. Filing a Private Lawsuit An employee also has the right to file a private lawsuit under the FMLA in any Federal or state court of competent jurisdiction. The FMLA is subject to a statute of limitations. This means that, generally, suit must be filed within two years after the last action that the employee believes was in violation of the FMLA, or three years if the violation was willful. (It is up to the court to rule whether the alleged violation occurred and, if so, whether it was willful.) A state employee's right to private action may be limited.   Name: Fact E-mail: Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 20-30 years Posted: 27 December 2017 Ask Trainmaster David Benson about his late night pillow fights wth his male roommate. Seriously ..!!!!   Name: Mr.Ed E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 27 December 2017 Cornductor Ihe company doesn't pay our bills. You need to raise the bar. Your boys would love this job? I work out here so my kids can better theirselves. This place is fine for me not my kids. I would hope anyone with any expectations for their kids would feel the same. You must be a real company suck ass   Name: Mr.Ed E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year Posted: 26 December 2017 Car repair Suck my donkey.   Name: Mr.Ex E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year Posted: 24 December 2017 A lot of crews laid up in hotels. You guys know you have to lay off if you want to be home. No matter what day of the year it is. You must be a special kind of stupid if you work on Christmas for straight time and sit in a hotel for free.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 10-20 years Posted: 22 December 2017 Such a stand up company CSX is. Forcing their employees to work Christmas Day. There’s a special place in hell for the people that make these decisions.   Name: jim E-mail: Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year Posted: 22 December 2017 fuck hunter harrison   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 22 December 2017 to conductor,30+ yrs,21 dec 2017, ref: mean spirited message posted 21 dec 2017 you ask why my message was mean spirited and posted on all boards.ol'eugene was a mean sob that screwed you csx folks over and cn also. i only spoke the truth. why is the funeral festivities info quiet? csx has you folks so job scared it is really sad.hopefully the new ceo will treat you folks better.you folks need ol'eugene's funeral info to line up and piss on his corpse "precision railroad style"with maximum volume and no wasted time in line.enough said here.   Name: RRJim E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years Posted: 22 December 2017 No one knows the entire content of the tax bill seeing it was constantly changing up to the vote. What I posted isn't a secret. GOP members of Congress have admitted all middle class tax breaks are temporary till 2025. The rail unions sent out alerts on the RRB changes. What did I say wrong? Must be the reference to Trump? Sorry I've never blindly followed anyone. Reminds me of when we had a bad Japanese Red Bell Hornet infestation on the railroad. If we were sitting they were attracted to light so they would get in the cab of the locomotive (pre AC days). We would shut all the windows and throw a lit fusee on the nose. All the Hornets would be attracted to the flame and march into it committing mass suicide.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Engine repair, for 20-30 years Posted: 21 December 2017 I don't want to get anyone fired up but I was wondering if other departments are working Christmas holidays, VP of mechanical sent out e mail all mechanical operations will work through the holiday to better serve our customers.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 21 December 2017 ol' eugene now burning in hell and sucking the devil's precision rail and getting devil's old rail up his ass. ol' eugene getting his karma now. you guys didn't lose anything at all. hopefully the new ceo will be better and not run over top of you. i notice no public notice of his funeral or burial/cremation festivities. is csx/harrison family afraid someone will steal his corpse and abuse it/mutilate it or piss on it like the george pullman family back in 1898 when the sob george pullman died?george pullman was the hunter harrison of the 1890's to his railcar employees and did them shitty. his casket and vault was put in a wire cage and covered with much concrete to prevent digging up by the pissed of people he done wrong.any thoughts here?   Name: Former/Past UTU Legislative Re E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 21 December 2017 Wonder if "RRJim" actually has read & studied & truly understands the entire recent federal tax bill. Only 400+ pages with references to previous acts/laws. It is interesting that this legislation is not very popular & has only gotten this far via party line votes. **Of course everyone would welcome any kind\type of tax relief. Sure don't need to add to the federal deficit. If rail unions & the RRB have concerns regarding sickness & unemployment benefits = a worry.**   Name: RRJim E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years Posted: 21 December 2017 Paul Ryan after years of going after Railroad Retirement in his tax bills might of got his wish this time. What was added in this tax bill was cutting RRB sick & unemployment benefits, raising the retirement age to 62, gutting occupational disability etc... I hope all the railroaders who voted for Trump & Republicans it was worth it? If they got this in the tax bill it could open the door for going after the retirement pension. As for the income tax cuts I don't see how that'll help most railroaders. It isn't unusual to make 75,000+ a year. That income bracket it's been well discussed by experts it will not see a tax reduction in fact it might increase. Right now it's a wait & see. Republicans never let the facts about the tax bill become open to Americans seeing it was changing up to the vote. Like most people I'll have to find things out when I do my taxes next year. Thankfully the same person has done my taxes for 34 years.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 21 December 2017 Read all about it, word-for-word, on rail labor websites.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 21 December 2017 Conductor 30+: Can you elaborate on that please?   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 20 December 2017 Everyone see the warnings regarding what the federal tax bill may end up doing to RRB sickness & unemployment benefits?   Name: E-mail: Employed as: CSX Customer, for N/A Posted: 20 December 2017 Our sales rep told me CSX has lost hundreds of millions in business, hard to get a handle on just how much volume walked away. I don't want to be complacent or anything, are we really sure old Eugene really assumed room temperature ? Is it verified ?....Even so, it might be worth while if someone went to check and at least poke him with a stick, we all know Ghouls, Vampires and werewolves have a nasty habit of coming back to life. Best wishes to all of you at CSX, the employees and customers have taken so much abuse from asshole Hunter and his circumcision railroading, his kicking the bucket was a great Christmas present, god bless us one and all.....ding dong the which is dead !   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 19 December 2017 Everyone see the warnings about what the tax bill may end up doing to RRB sickness & unemployment benefits?   Name: Blan-Shitty E-mail: Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 20-30 years Posted: 19 December 2017 More Big lies surface after EHH croaks.... Foote was NEVER to be CEO or succeed Harrison “You will be employed as COO, reporting to me or my successor,” said the four-year contract signed by then-CEO Hunter Harrison on Oct. 25. https://www.jaxdailyrecord.com/article/james-footes-contract-didnt-anticipate-him-becoming-csx-corp-ceo   Name: E-mail: Www.enjoyyourretirementuoldpri Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year Posted: 19 December 2017 Did anyone else read the article that Hunter contracted a illness the week before his death while doing one of his famous " You do it my way or you will be fired Hunter Camps" so I bet someone had a cold or something and the old prick caught the cold! My bet is he got a cold and turned into Pneumonia. The worst thing that can happen to someone who has a lung disease and on oxygen is getting pneumonia.i wonder if the person who gave it to Hunter infected him on purpose!!! If he did do it on purpose we should erect a statute of this manager sneazing on a statue of hunter (of course the statue would have his oxygen tank),and we make the day he died a csx holiday!!!   Name: Mr.Ed E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year Posted: 18 December 2017 CSX withheld information on EHH's health form investors. Someone needs to go to prison for this.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year Posted: 18 December 2017 To all the wall street bankers and investors... I guess you wont be cashing out millions after all. You all seen how Hunter took CP stock and Quadrupled it and made millionaires out of alot of people and you scumbags wanted to get in on it. Guess what cash out your tens of thousands of dollars and go ruinother people's lives,leave us csx employees alone.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year Posted: 18 December 2017 I guess I gotta buy a round trip plane tickets to Florida now, cause i always said i piss on his grave when he droped dead.i wonder How many Hunter haters will show up to his wake and funeral to tell all the people there to Mourning his death what a rotten prick he was.   Name: Stand E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 18 December 2017 Just got called to work at my terminal. Flags at half staff. I went out and raised them back up. Let’s see what happens now.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 18 December 2017 The puppet master is gone, will James Foote be the new puppet master or a true CEO. Will our trainmasters continue to be puppets? Looks like Louisville will be the terminal that sets the example by the way it sounds, lets hope system wide everyone else will sack up and do the same. Keep us updated.   Name: This is no joke E-mail: Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year Posted: 18 December 2017 This is no joke the flag at the hump tower in louisville was and probably still is at half staff, saw it with my own eyes. As far as respecting local managers, theres no way you can even give them the benefit of doubt when they have us working with a operations plan that has no rules or procedures, i.e. kicking cars at one end of the bowl (3500 ft. tracks max) while another pulling job triple or quadruples 80 ro 90 racks at the other end.....we do it everyday like sheep, trying to keep up so rhey keep.the doors open hopeing nothing happens. Well yesterday somrhing did, we r damn luckey one of our own wasnt killed last night he bailed off 100 feet before the hopper he was rideing tipped, 3 employees are out of service all because....well youguys tell me   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 17 December 2017 Trainmasters post under courteous and professionalism, please read it. He is absolutely right about at least 20% of us. There are plenty of us very undeserving of our job and don't even earn their check. Trainmasters like this guy actually distinguishes between shit employees and good employees vs treating everyone as a warm body to move cars. Everyone is different and should be treated accordingly to how you act at work. I like this trainmaster, whoever it is. I would say he treats his good employees good and in turn they treat him good.   Name: lol E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 17 December 2017 Pay raises are in place back pay by Jan 31st. New system notice.   Name: This guy E-mail: Employed as: M of W, for Less than 1 year Posted: 17 December 2017 The flags at osborn yard are at half mast today, just thought everybody would think that was as funny as i did. WTF   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years Posted: 17 December 2017 HH is gone! CSX Transportation Employees morale is at the bottom of the barrel! Hopefully the Board of Directors look long and hard for a CEO that is more Customer and Employee Friendly and not, "My Way or The Highway Mentality!" Merry Christmas to all!! And hopefully a better New Year ahead! I cant help but thing of the Wizard of Oz, "Ding Dong the Wicked Witch is dead"   Name: RRJim E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years Posted: 17 December 2017 My condolences to Mr. Harrisons family. Anyone wanting the stock to crash with massive sell offs is cutting off their own foot. Investors give corporations a cash lifeline. What happens now? Mantle Ridge pulling out the 1 billion it invested? Stock could get cut in half. I sold all my CSX stock which I've bought & owned for decades while working this year at a healthy profit. I'd buy back in if hits back in the 20's & '30s. Mike Wards people are gone. I don't know anything about Foote. Today there's no CEO on CSX. The BOD could appoint Foote as acting CEO till they make a decision. It's a wait & see.   Name: ADVICE for Mr. Foote E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years Posted: 17 December 2017 Mr. Foote, Please take the time to check out what everyone is saying about your late friend Hunter on social media. Despite your rosy memories of Ewing, He is/was a VERY HATED man. A lot of the job cuts he made went way beyond what was necessary, a lot of the changes he made were out of malevolence against the working men, and the unions. He had very little regard for the personal harm he caused for so many people, communities, and even our very own customers. I urge you not to follow his path, but instead to be a voice of reason and compassion when dealing with the employees that make this company successful. An army divided is doomed to failure. But a company that is united can form a great empire!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year Posted: 16 December 2017 Harrison’s name carried the premium him and hilal mantle ridge have been together a long time with cp and csx Now he has to trust Foote someone he’s only known a month with billions of investor money on the line investors will be spooked customers still not happy winter is here employees will push back the place will be in turmoil this stock goes to 0.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 16 December 2017 Lets make national news gentleman! We know what to do, it starts tonight. Make sure you dump all stock by Monday because it will keep plummeting. If you haven't yet then you already lost big, don't expect to regain it get out before you lose it all. If you have FMLA use it, if you have dailies or personal days use them, if you can mark of sick and not move up a step in caps then do it. If you have to be at work then be 100% rules compliant to see how much gets done. Don't help out any other crews, definitely don't do the work of another craft especially bleeding cars off it is not your job to be a conductor and a carman, they don't pay you to be a carman. Report and damaged cars that have to be sent to the shop, don't just let them ride. If a draw bar is to hard to move because it hasn't been greased since April then don't move it, get help.   Name: Dman E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 16 December 2017 I agree lets take it back, take a stand, nows the time, stability is shaky, and managers that have been harassed can be swayed, its worth a shot the all powerful oz is no more, just a man behide a curtain.   Name: Dwight Shrute E-mail: dwhite@yahoo.com Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 16 December 2017 Hip-Hip-Hooray! Hunter is DEAD! The man who only thought of his bonus and the shareholders all the while screwing over thousands of Brothers and Sisters industry wide. Enjoy your dirt nap you old geezer. You gonna spend your cash on the other side? Don't forget your nasal cannula.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year Posted: 16 December 2017 Now you’ll really see the stock plummet look out below   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 30+ years Posted: 16 December 2017 I believe this is applicable right now. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PHQLQ1Rc_Js   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 30+ years Posted: 16 December 2017 MERRY EARLY CHRISTMAS TO ALL!   Name: The Wizard E-mail: kickthedog Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 16 December 2017 Hunter is DEAD!! All you managers hired by Hunter from CN/CP better get out of dodge. You gonna be hunted down by all the other local managers and employees you tried to bully! Your days are numbered! All you idiots that keep talking shit about the union are a joke. YOU ARE THE UNION!! If you dont like it make it better otherwise shut your traps. A new day approaches!!! Let's ROLL!   Name: RRJim E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years Posted: 16 December 2017 I apologize to everyone on here. If someone would of explained the changes with the current SSA I would of understood. Thankfully someone finally did. It's easy today for all of us to get nasty with one another. I regret that it did. I sincerely mean it.   Name: lol E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 16 December 2017 Retired Conductor You're on point Brother.   Name: Bye bye Hunter E-mail: Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 10-20 years Posted: 16 December 2017 Anyone else heard even Mantle Ridge is selling their shares?   Name: lol E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 15 December 2017 When we originally got the bid system under Ingram. The EC and over miles were to be paid on dH. No gray area whatsoever in wording. Csx didn't like it and the ble bent over and changed the wording. Then the ble had the audacity to tell the membership just because were changing the wording doesn't mean were forfeiting the ec on dhs. Some believed this and stop complaining and with time most forgot all about it.   Name: Grondon G. E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 15 December 2017 Around 44 million csx shares were traded today or swucthed hands, the average in a given day is around 6 million shares, csx maybe trying to buy back shares to stablize the price. Who knows.   Name: Trump lover E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 15 December 2017 Trump is doing amazing things for the railroad industry.We should all be grateful for his leadership.Thanks trump   Name: JACK LEVELER E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 15 December 2017 For every thousand shares you had you just lost 4500 overnight, more to follow!   Name: Mr.Ed E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year Posted: 15 December 2017 Foote, really? what the hell? I'm the horse for the job. Stock would be sky rocketing right now if I was named interim CEO.   Name: lol E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 15 December 2017 I can't speak intelligently about The Ble-t website. Other than their the dumbasses that negotiate our contracts. They seldom ever understand the meaning of a contract they signed off on. They regularly have an arbitrator to rule on the wording of a contract after it's passed. They probably didn't realize or don't care that we are tied to the national on wage increase and H&W. They may need an arbitrator for this too or it may have been a typo. Like I posted previously the carriers have educated men and women negotiating with boxcar Willy and Jim Bob. We lose out every time.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years Posted: 15 December 2017 CSX stock down 7% in the first half hour of trading. I hope everyone was smart enough to pull out when they could. People are going to lose a lot of money today.   Name: lol E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 15 December 2017 Rrjim you spew more bullshit than Pines.   Name: Jack E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years Posted: 15 December 2017 Will someone educate RRJIM on our contract. We are tied to the National Agreement for the General Wage Increases and Health & Welfare. This was set forth in our third leg of the SSA. RRJIM Stop speaking of things you know nothing of. Some look on here to get information.   Name: RRJim E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years Posted: 15 December 2017 billy You poor uniformed person, or is it just ignorance? CSX doesn't give you a performance bonus without the union getting it into a contract/agreement which is the BLE/CSX SSA. If you want to believe CSX BLE LE wage increases are included in the national contract then I know you also believe in Santa Claus, Easter Bunny, The Tooth Fairy etc... Don't be to disappointed when it doesn't happen.   Name: Long Black Train E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 14 December 2017 I hope this piece of shit dies before I wake up! I have no sympathy for this worthless excuse for a CEO. So our CEO of 9 months made around 10 million dollars a month just counting his 84 million dollar sign on bonus! This guy made about 333,000 a day!!! Bravo, money well spent you idiots.   Name: Mr.Mr. E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years Posted: 14 December 2017 Yeah I Hope the old man is ok. I don't want anyone to be in bad shape. To all you dumbasses who approved his pay package. You all to should be shit canned. Paying out that kind of money to someone his age without a medical release.   Name: Loco E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 14 December 2017 Hunter goes on medical leave.... Foote appointed CEO http://www.nasdaq.com/press-release/csx-announces-medical-leave-of-ceo-e-hunter-harrison-20171214-01223   Name: billy E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years Posted: 14 December 2017 rrJ Can you read? CSX SSA bonus has nothing to do with it. General wage increase and Health care is separate and handled by the national.   Name: RRJim E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years Posted: 14 December 2017 lol I forgot to mention Dumbass. You will get a check around February for the CSX BLE-T SSA productivity bonus. From what I hear seeing I'm retired it'll be pretty good this year possibly maxing out at 12%. Which one would I take? If I made 100,000 this year that would be 12,000 productivity bonus. Or, the national contract back time for 2016 & 2017 getting maybe 3000-5000. There is no productivity bonus under any national contract. Maybe you'll also get a wage increase under the SSA not sure of that schedule. You're clueless.   Name: RRJim E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years Posted: 14 December 2017 lol Hey Dumbass, I just checked the BLE-T website. It clearly states CSX (H&W only).   Name: lol E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 14 December 2017 RR Jim Dipsticks like yourself is why were not taken seriously. How the hell can someone work for CSX and not know the wage increase applies. You're probably involved in our union and will eventually become a GC. We have men like you and the carriers have Ivy League. That's why we always lose out.   Name: Hugh Jorgan E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 13 December 2017 Future conductor Conducting is not the same as foaming. Foamers can wave at the train, blow kisses, take pictures, get erections from train whistles, and whatever else yall do. It is not as glamorous as you might think when you are laying in a rundown hotel for a couple of days waiting on a call that may or may not come soon. Id keep foaming and dreaming if I were you.   Name: future conductor E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 13 December 2017 I have a good job but I have always wanted to work for the railroad.What do you folks think should I try and get hired so I can ride those rails?oh what a life it must be riding the rails waving at the people and making that big money.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 12 December 2017 It's cute that you nerds think that the process of bringing on EHH started under Trump lol. Spoiler: It's been in the works for multiple years. Dems are to blame this time. Trump had nothing to do with it. Democrat policies do nothing to help trade and make your jobs harder and fewer to come by. (Restrictions and regulations are expensive, turns out!) BTW: All those violent urban cities, all Democrat run. Enjoy that. :)   Name: GTfordefied E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 12 December 2017 You guys talk a good game. Bad news I ain't a troll outa jackxxxville. All you guys that haven't figured out that the democratic party of today is not the same as it was even 30 years ago. They could care less about you, me or any other "working man" just look what your hero obumer did to coal country.how many people on here lost their job or had to move because of their policies   Name: BEANIE WEENIE E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 12 December 2017 I just want the quits back. Better yet revert everything back to how it was 1 year ago!   Name: RRJim E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years Posted: 12 December 2017 GT You sound like you side with Trump on colluding with Putin & Russia. I'm not your Comrade. I served my country in 1971-74. Did you? I consider myself an American Worker. Now retired I'll still fight for workers rights to make a decent living. The way it's going a lot is going to be lost. Corporations aren't going to raise wages or create jobs over lowering the tax rate. If you think that then you're clueless. Just more Reaganomics with Trickle Down BS that never trickles down. I expect in 10-20 years we might see a trillionaire class of rich. 30 years ago even 20 years ago a billionaire was hard to fathom, but we have them today. The American worker has been stagnant. If you work for the railroad you're still fortunate to make a better than average living all because of the unions. Be grateful for it. Signed Not your Comrade   Name: GTfordefied E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 11 December 2017 Hey Jim, I'll tell you like I told my LC in a dead head bus 10 years ago when he told me I "had" to vote for obumer, I had to vote for my job... I told him I could get another job, I couldn't get another country... So if your wondering why so called "workers" are voting Trump and Republican,just ask your self if your a "worker" or an American, comrade   Name: RRJim E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years Posted: 11 December 2017 I have to ask. Why is it necessary to put a response on all sections instead of just the one? That doesn't make sense. Keep it simple.   Name: Mr.Ed E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year Posted: 11 December 2017 New 2018 operating plan. 1. We will push out 1/2 of our customers. (The 1/2 who have other shipping options) 2. We will keep 1/2 of our customers. (The 1/2 who have no other shipping options) 3. We will reduce T&E by a least 1/2. 4. We will run our trains on strict time frames. 5. We will charge our customers 2.5x their previous shipping cost for PSR. 6. Our RR will double in value. We will be making more money than ever with this plan. With 1/2 the cost for manpower, less fuel cost, less cost for power, 1/2 wear and tear on track and equipment. That's why I make the Big Bucks   Name: BrownHornet E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 11 December 2017 RRJim I've been to union meetings. I get frustrated and I don't go back for 6months to a year. The one conclusion I've came to is they are a Total Waste of Fucking Time. If every member of a local showed up at every single meeting the only change would be that the meeting would be moved from a telephone booth to a suite in Jax HQ. I am Pro Union hardcore 4th generation but without the power to strike our union sucks and UTU sucks Mr. Ed's dick.   Name: Stand as one E-mail: Employed as: APE, for N/A Posted: 10 December 2017 I have consistently dogged out our unions since I started at CSX and have done so openly. On several occasions, these pro union guys in the locker rooms have told me that "you know if it weren't for the union".... 1. We would be called to work and they could make us do whatever they want. 2. We wouldn't make the money we do, or even get decent pay raises. 3. They could hold us over for 12 hours and not give you an option or another ticket. 4. They could fire anyone of us just because they want to. 5. They could combine the work of several jobs and put it on one crew so they could cut jobs off. 6. They could get rid of weekend off days 7. They could generally make life miserable for us any way they wanted to. Well there is more but here is a good start if anyone else wants to add on here. Corresponding examples for each: 1. Y134 in the job description says 1st shift pulling job. Oh we need you to go work this industry because Y138 layed off and we can't fill it. Oh yeah and bleed off the 28 cars you brought back so we don't have to give it to the carman. 2. Decent pay means I should be able work 40+ hours a week and comfortably support my family. This last pay raise was a joke, my cost of living went up more in the last 2 years than my raises. 3. I sure thought there was a protocol for such situations, but if there is no relief for your job you are staying. 4. They sure have been targeting individuals in the past 6 months or so. 5. Look how many jobs have been combined and how many jobs have been cut off. 6. Weekend off days? There might be 3-5 jobs per terminal with weekends off, guess who gets those and guess how long you will have to be here to get it. 7. It has become more and more miserable and it will get worse. Bonus item: The Crew Attendance Point System sucks Extra bonus item: The Daily Vacation and Personal Leave days caps can and do get manipulated, it's bad enough now that guys end up carrying over days not because they want to save them but because they can't use them. Last bonus item: Where did demand days for conductors go? Thanks Union Final thought: Thank you union,I am so glad to know that we pay our dues and you have our backs when we need you! You are worthless and need to earn your checks. We don't pay you to get in bed with the company! We know the company pays you better than we do but what we do pay we should something out of it! You are a joke!! Our only hope is to make the news with something big, we can shut this country down within a few days, especially this time of year!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years Posted: 08 December 2017 Bruce removing the yard transportation jobs does not equal a yard closing   Name: Bruce E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years Posted: 08 December 2017 CHICAGO, Dec 8 Final touches being put on new operating plan for Chicago, 59th St ramp to close on or about FEB 1st. By March 15th, Barr Yard will curtail switching operations to 1 job per day., and locals will be reduced to 2 jobs. More info to come as it becomes available to me.   Name: ZULU E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for N/A Posted: 08 December 2017 Anyone hear the rumor that the Louisville Osborn Yard is very close to becoming a run through yard? The few industries around that dump do not bring enough revenue in so it probably won't be long. Better get your seniority started at Ford or UPS before everyone else does!   Name: so what E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 07 December 2017 Pines So whats your point again. Plugging anything into google isn't going to do anything. Did you know that the new PTC program that is mandatory on the railroad doesn't even have accurate information for gated or private crossings. The thing blows the horn for every dirt road and cow crossing out there and the progam has some field crossing listed as gated when not only is the crossing not gated, its not a crossing at all. So if the railroad, fra and the federal government cant figure out whats really out there how do you think looking at anything on google is going to make any difference.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years Posted: 06 December 2017 URGENT ALERT - NEW INVESTIGATION TO SAFETY CONCERNS https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-train-safety/growing-length-of-u-s-freight-trains-in-federal-crosshairs-after-crashes-gao-idUSKBN1E01B9 The investigative arm of the U.S. Congress is launching a probe into the safety of increasingly long freight trains being operated by CSX Corp among others U.S. Government Accountability Office https://www.gao.gov/about/contact.html U.S. Federal Railroad Administration https://www.fra.dot.gov/Page/P0244 Goes without saying that this is an opportunity to highlight the various safety concerns among several other issues at CSX. Reach out to whoever you can, keep this story in the eyes and ears of interested parties.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years Posted: 05 December 2017 Did anyone hear that NS just bought Hamlet yard in NC?   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years Posted: 05 December 2017 "'No red carpet' when I arrived at CSX Corp" https://www.jaxdailyrecord.com/article/hunter-harrison-no-red-carpet-when-i-arrived-at-csx-corp Hmm I don't know why that could possibly be Ewing...perhaps its the thousand or so you laid off, or the delays and forcing individuals to work the jobs of 5 maybe? You slag...   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years Posted: 04 December 2017 4% inflation? Last I read, it was closer to 2%   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 04 December 2017 Wonder if anyone here knows how to click a subject? Just remember who sign's the rear of a paycheck and who sign's the front.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years Posted: 04 December 2017 Jgw, They SHOULD pay it within 60 days.   Name: JG Wentworth. I want it now! E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 04 December 2017 Anybody know how long it takes to get retroactive pay?   Name: eh E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year Posted: 01 December 2017 the crappy agreement passed and hunter is planning on selling 49% of csx railways. Well, good luck brothers and sisters. Its only gonna get worse from here.   Name: Hampton E-mail: Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 20-30 years Posted: 01 December 2017 i am curious on what Carolina lines EHH is selling off? As a G&W employee, they are interested in GA, SC (Upstate), and parts of NC. Just didn’t know if anyone knew what EHH meant when said about selling underutilized lines. Put our company name on the tracks! Just looking for a sign...   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 30+ years Posted: 01 December 2017 This is what will bring about change. BLOW THE WHISTLE ON THESE PEOPLE. http://www.actionnewsjax.com/news/local/fired-csx-conductor-seeking-whistleblower-protection-changes-within-company/656596333   Name: E-mail: Employed as: CSX Customer, for N/A Posted: 30 November 2017 Maybe a ray of hope, first stage of perhaps Eugene stepping down, maybe his Emphasyma is too much anymore. Dimentia also seems to be creeping in on the old asshole https://www.reuters.com/article/us-csx-succession/csxs-ceo-hunter-harrison-describes-key-step-in-succession-plan-idUSKBN1DT33V   Name: Big balls E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years Posted: 29 November 2017 Where did this Trainmaster David Benson come from? He's the dumbest TM that I've ever seen in my 28 years on the RR. Why is this fat fuck still on the property? If Harrison doesn't fire him then we all have a chance. One dumb son of a bitch.   Name: lol E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 29 November 2017 I saw one of those silly basterds wearing a Harrison Camp Shirt. I'm not going to speculate what he had to do to earn that.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 29 November 2017 Brewer yard yardmasters were let go this past Sunday. Now there are Trainmasters and superintendents doing their job. What a strong union they have to let this happen. Brewer yard will be closed soon.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years Posted: 28 November 2017 What's going on in Jacksonville? All kinds of rumors, folks are really nervous.   Name: loco E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 28 November 2017 INSPECTOR AMEN BROTHER!!! Good 101 lesson! The goose is letting the gander have it! The truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth!   Name: inspector E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years Posted: 28 November 2017 NON Other 192 cars is nothing anymore. I have seen trains with well over 220 cars several times. Trains with 200 or more cars is going to be the norm with this company as long as HH is in charge. He wants to put several blocks of cars on a train and move as much freight at one time as he can. The FRA is well aware that these trains have problems with communicating with the EOT and drop in valleys and in tunnels and in bad weather. They couldn't care less if you are unable to dump the train from the rear if this happens. Their rule that states a train must reduce to 30 mph if you lose communication with the EOT is just a joke. Does it really matter if your going 30 or 50 when you are hauling poisonous toxic material or molten sulfur and you derail and cant communicate. Its just a band aid that does nothing but look like they are attempting to run the train safely. Run your car off the side of the road at 30 mph and see how well you control it. Now picture having 9000-15,000 tons of cars behind it. Doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out the outcome. For those in the public who do not know what an EOT(end of train)device is, it's a device that is mounted on the end of the train and tells the engineer how much air pressure he has at the end of the train and if he has the ability to apply the proper air pressure to his brakes to stop the train. If there is an emergency that warrants stopping the train immediately the engineer can "DUMP" the air at the end of the train and set the brakes up from the rear. It is controlled by radio communication and is linked to a device on the lead locomotive. This device is called an HTD(head of train). If communication is lost between the two devices it can be detrimental. The longer the train the better the chances the two devices can not communicate with each other. Not only are longer trains more dangerous for communication but they also create a problem of being too long in populated areas and if the train is stopped there is a good chance the train will be blocking road crossing and hampering emergency personnel from getting through to save someone's life. It also causes a time problem for conductors if something does go wrong with the train. The farther the conductor has to walk to inspect the train for the problem the longer it takes the crew to get the train moving and out of the way. These longer trains are just a cost cutting methods to reduce two trains into one and save using two crews and more locomotives to move the freight. It is obvious that cost cutting is a higher priority than safety and protecting the public from catastrophe. CSX is worth millions and their pocket books are full. Fines from the FRA and local authorities are just pocket change to them. Its a well know fact that fines are not paid to the local authorities for blocking crossing beyond the allotted times set forth by state law. Their argument is that the railroads were there first and have the right of way. It is a shame that the arrogant attitude is allowed to continue and the state representative haven't taken a stance against this kind of behavior. Every rule that is created on the railroad usually takes place after there is a major accident or blood is spilled. How many trains do you think are running in your neighborhood that are not equipped to safely stop in case of an emergency? More than you think! Lesson 101 for the public today!   Name: APE E-mail: Employed as: Car repair, for 10-20 years Posted: 27 November 2017 I’m not sure where you got that it takes longer then 3 days to get your CDL. There are 9 CDL jobs total yes younger guys are holding the jobs cause olders didn’t have CDL’s. So not sure where ya got that cause as far as I know that’s not true and I do work as a carman in Willard.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Car repair, for 10-20 years Posted: 27 November 2017 Rumor is Lima and Willard Ohio are on the chopping block anyone hear this?? Willard has been pretty busy lately but we all know that doesn’t mean much. Just wondering if anyone has heard this   Name: hogger E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 26 November 2017 HEY FRA!!!!! Are you asleep? You have spent so much time worrying about the use of cell phones on the locomotives you have turned a blind eye to the melt down of the PTC! Thought it was supposed to be a life saver and help out all those tired and worn out engineers from running signals and into the back of other trains. The PTC system has been a total mess on several divisions for over a month now. Losing its signals, activating way to early outside of the designated areas, indicating inaccurate speeds and throwing trains into suppression when its not warranted. OH, lets not forget it blows the horn at every dirt road and cow crossing across the whole system. Violates the companies rule on excessive use of the horn. The Trip Optimizer system is even on a melt down as we speak. You better stop worrying so much about crew members using their phones to keep themselves awake when they sit in sidings for hours or cant get out of a terminal for over 4 hours and start paying attention to your PTC!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 10-20 years Posted: 26 November 2017 To Amazed, I respect your opinion. We are all entitled to one. However, if you’re going to degrade railroaders for being less intelligent than you, I suggest you spell check first. “appenertly” is not a word. Also, I know of very few craft workers that earn an average of 100k annually. And if they do earn that much, it’s definitely a detriment to their quality of life. We’re talking 65-80 hour work weeks. Even offshore-men get decent time off away from work, generally 21days on 21days off. Every penny railroaders make is earned.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: CSX Customer, for N/A Posted: 25 November 2017 Any truth to the rumor that the Lima railyard will no longer be owned by csx after December 1 2017 ? Are they really closing that yard and selling to Genesse & Wyoming ?   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 1-10 years Posted: 25 November 2017 The only chance you have to fight this CEO is help from the government. Pushing for the government to issue a cease and desist to the CEO for interfering with interstate commerce and numerous contract violations for both the union and shippers is a great option. Someone needs to tie that meddling fools hands before he destroys anymore lives. The shippers coalition is a union alliance must. Maybe together they can stop him. Others have not banded together and the result was a mess. Do not wait. Push hard and fast to remove him. He is pushing faster and harder now that this is his third go around at this. Hunter Harrison is relying on employees being afraid to comply with the rules in order to move freight. He is relying on each employee being afraid to stand up and say something because there will be reprucusions. Essentially silincing the work force while he has his way. Do not be afraid, under different circumstances this is considered rape. Legal professionals, not everyday “I think I am a lawyer but I don’t have a degree” individuals need to be avoided. This belongs is true professional legal hands. Every occurrence individually isn’t enough, but all combined there is a case.   Name: RR family E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 10-20 years Posted: 22 November 2017 Everyone! Even though that horrible CEO has taken over and disrupted so many lives let's not forget that it's Thanksgiving. We all have something to be thankful for. If not out jobs then the love of family,friends,a home,a loyal pet or our health. Let's all stop for just a few minutes and thank someone for something good they have brought to our lives. Be positive even if things seems hopeless. God works in mysterious ways. Happy Thanksgiving to everyone.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years Posted: 22 November 2017 Lloyd "Negative morale" is not up for negotiation. It's no secret that HH doesn't give a shit about you or me. Put in your hours and collect a paycheck. As far as the contract is concerned, I believe we will end up better off ratifying it than if we leave it up to the government. Your ideal contract isn't one of our options as far as I can tell. VOTE YES   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 21 November 2017 I don't give 2 shits or feel sorry about a dispatcher that gets a moving truck and company buys their house through appendix 2. I read the homeless article. Lots of facts left out of it. Like selling a house before you get a definite move date. What did the ATDA do for the Ex Huntington dispatchers that were cut off? ATDA got the NS dispatchers on the Central division that got closed a 170,000 dollars to cut ties with the company or 6 years of New York Dock. Unbelievable!!! There's Union for ya!!!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 21 November 2017 Read/review "Paul revere"'s post in the other forum(s). Does seem funny that just one person could/should be blamed for all....... Were lots of complaints during the previous csx leadership. Better off now? Be careful what to wish for. Regarding the proposed national contract that is to be voted on by the members soon: VOTE. Yea or nay. But vote. Individual members didn't get that right 'till 1991 or so. Seems union heads are all for it.......not too much of a wage increase. No forced work rule changes (yet). Health care costs to rise (who's isn't?). What type of plan do the full-time union leaders have & what do they contribute per month?   Name: Columbus E-mail: nothankyou@gmail.com Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 21 November 2017 I haven't seen morale this low in my whole career. Everybody, including managers, hate coming to work. It's pretty sad because CSX could be a great company with happy employees. It's mind blowing that one man can change a fortune 300 company....   Name: Sh*tsandwich E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 21 November 2017 I hate it for all the men and women who have loss their jobs or who have suffered hardships under this minister of PSRR. He has truly messed over the train dispatchers. The rumor is he is wearing adult diapers now alongside his Vader mask. How can a man get a million dollar contract when he can't even purchase life insurance. Kellogg's is getting bent over now with about 500 of their employees and another 1000+ spin off jobs. We can't strike because of damage to commerce but this lunatic can get away with his bullshit.   Name: Mr.Ed E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year Posted: 21 November 2017 The old man sure is screwing over the dispatchers.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years Posted: 21 November 2017 Vote yes you retards   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 20 November 2017 You guys look pathetic pleading for people to "vote no" on here. You act like you're honestly going to get a better deal with today's economy and business ethics. Probably the same people saying no that want the hourly wage. So many people in this company who either don't know cause they've only ever worked here, or forgot what its like in other professions. You could be breaking your back for 70 hours a week in a steel mill for an OK paycheck, working for 20 bucks an hour as a L.E.O. risking your life everyday, or you can keep getting fatter sitting in the seat and collect your already above average paycheck thinking you deserve more. This contract, while important, should be the last of your worries. How about all your union brothers losing jobs throughout the system as they keep cutting terminals and jobs? Wheres the union comradery there?   Name: D Man E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 19 November 2017 Well, i have been swayed i will vote no,even if it means trumps lackys give us something worse. I think no matter what, we get the contract and HH side letters will soon follow, im just gonna sit back and wacth the horror show unfold, to all my brothers and sisters be proud of what you do but always remember this job doesnt define us we worked hard to get here and i hope we fight like hell to take it back, never give up never settle for less and please never ever become one of the "we r just lucky to have a job" pepole. HH is putting his hand in our pockets, taking our time from our family's and treating us like replaceable workers, we are highly trained professionals that have many skills and an unmatched ability to adapt to changing work conditions, and can change our plans on the fly to complete our tasks, stand firm stand together dont be the weak link   Name: vote no E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years Posted: 19 November 2017 please, vote no on the proposed contract. The railroads are making record profits. Now is the time to stand up and fight for a good contract. Please brothers and sisters vote no. Its not a good contract. we give up too much in the proposed contract.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 10-20 years Posted: 19 November 2017 To Locomotive Engineer with less than 1 year of service; It’s imperative that you and everyone else read this contract proposal in its entirety. The 220 a month is only agreed upon until the end of 2019. At that point it can and probably will increase drastically . Also keep in mind that your deductibles for individual and family are increasing to 350/700. That’s quite the hike. As per work rule changes, the national agreement is just a guideline in my opinion. The individual carrier can go back and make amendments as they see fit. I’d rather work without a contract for the next 8 years than keep giving up more and more of our hard earned benefits. If CSX can afford to pay one man 300 million for 4 years, they can afford to leave our health insurance alone and give us 3% cost of living raises annually. We have the right to self-help (strike) after the PEB meetings conclude. Let’s see how it plays out.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 18 November 2017 Contact Vote: do what you think best. Yeah, could be better - easily could be worse. Don't think I want to count on favorable PEB recommendations should things come to that. Remember 1991? Want to see work rule changes back on the table? Many people are extremely upset & worried about health-care costs. Don't know about the MofW insurance experts - MofW is the same outfit that tried for full rail retirement at less than age 60 - that didn't get very far.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year Posted: 18 November 2017 Beware.... it may be a shit deal, but you will not get a better deal.if you don't like the health care part go buy some government health insurance. I looked into it and for us to pay 220 A month is a deal. Compare what you can get on the open market and compare where we will have if it passes.just go to Obama care page and you can see for yourself. We actually don't have bad insurance compare to what other people pay. Now you can all call me a asshole or I do t know what I'm talking about... I know it's coming. Just stating my opinion.   Name: vote no E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year Posted: 17 November 2017 vote no on the proposed contract. its a shit deal!!!   Name: Y E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years Posted: 17 November 2017 Richard hurtz, how did you get out of the union?   Name: Richard Hurtz E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 17 November 2017 Got my new contract voting documents in the mail yesterday. Only problem is, I haven't been a union member since April. Saw the writing on the wall with old Hunter & got out before I was shown out. The union dickheads must not realize I haven't been paying dues since April & sent me a ballot. How do you boys want me to vote? Inclined to vote "no" just to be a dick, but figured I would ask first. Let me know.   Name: Mr.Ed E-mail: MrEd@oxygen1.com Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year Posted: 17 November 2017 Getting ready to spread a little Christmas cheer down here in Jax. Were canceling all contract employees' bonuses. Due to the loss of business which has nothing to do with our current leadership or lack there of. We will all be working Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years. All vacation and personal leave days will paid in lieu of. For all T&E employees we will be taking up donations to purchase the Old Man a gift. See your current supervisor for details.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 17 November 2017 What are you hearing in Jax?   Name: I AM!!!! E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 16 November 2017 EVERYONE!!!! It is less than 6 weeks to Christmas. If the rumors are true and HH is planning on not letting any jobs lay in on Christmas then it truly has become a place from hell to work for! It is bad enough that they lay jobs in on Christmas and refuse to allow anyone who has days on the books to use them to cover that day when they couldn't get them by bidding but now they want everyone to be on call like mules just like any other day of the year. If he does this then you all know that he is no better than the devil himself. Mark off for church. Mark off for your religious rights. Mark off sick. Mark off how ever you chose. Send the message that your families come first on this holiday no matter how evil he his and you will not let him come in between you and your family on this holy day. I have already bought my plane tickets and will spend this sacred holiday with my family. I don't care how many points they punish me with. I refuse to let the evil take my time away from me and my family to Celebrate Christmas. I hope everyone does the right thing and stands up for their rights as I will. Discipline me. Give me your points. Threaten me with your nasty availability letter. I wont be the one burning in hell in the end!   Name: go shippers E-mail: Employed as: M of W, for 10-20 years Posted: 16 November 2017 CSX shippers call for new meeting with Federal regulators http://trn.trains.com/news/news-wire/2017/11/15-csx-shippers-still-problems   Name: Sugar bear E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 16 November 2017 To the guy asking about engineer bonus, I heard they were thinking of being fair from now on and gonna give engineers half bonus and conductors half bonus   Name: Frank E-mail: Employed as: Car repair, for 20-30 years Posted: 16 November 2017 Heard they maybe closing the Willard yard soon. Anyone else hear this   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years Posted: 15 November 2017 Does anybody think the engineers will get any bonus this year?   Name: F*!k you pines E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 15 November 2017 Hey dumbass. Look before crossing tracks. That's your responsibility. Do you fly through intersections without looking? Do you sit on the toilet before you look to see if the lid is up? It's 9 billion percent your fucking fault if you get hit by a train. Gates are a courtesy for stupid people and assholes. Do you think we speed up for cars? Do you think we sneak around corners? Stop crying about this dumb shit. It makes you look even dumber than what we already know you are. If you are walking on the tracks and get hit, that's even dumber. Who can't see or feel a train coming???   Name: Osborn E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 15 November 2017 Chuck deaton is a slime ball, what kind of real man steals money from a little league team? What a worthless turd! You are a disgrace to humanity. If you would steal from kids I'm sure you would steal from csx or worse your own co workers. You don't deserve to even have your job you disgusting puke!   Name: Railroad guy E-mail: Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 1-10 years Posted: 15 November 2017 SELL SELL SELL!!!!!!!   Name: Conductor NE E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 15 November 2017 I'm selling mine right now. I'm not going to let this thief Hunter destroy my retirement nest egg!   Name: Train and Engine Employee E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 15 November 2017 ATTENTION ALL INVESTORS! Us employees are watching this place unravel at an alarming rate. Many of us had hoped that Hunter Harrison was going to reveal some real changes that would really turn this company around. But NO, it isn't happening! He's a HOAX, a CON MAN. a BULLSHIT artist of epic proportions! Those of us who have worked here for many decades have seen many management styles. Some better than others. This guy has nothing! He is making changes around here that are just devastating our customers, Slowing down the operation. Chasing away customers. Then he lies about it to Wall St. and comes up with fake stats. that show things improving, when they are most definitely NOT! This part of the railroad where I work has managed to stay fluid up until recently, mostly because he hasn't made any big changes, up till now. Now he has modified things drastically and everything is coming unglued! WE ARE CHASING AWAY ALL OUR BEST CUSTOMERS! He has his goons threatening the workforce to the point that everyone feels that they are going to all be fired tomorrow. Now the men are just blindly following orders given, by men who haven't a clue about the operation, and who are one making bad decision after another. We aren't even questioning it anymore! If you question anything you are severely punished. The board of directors are all in Hunters pocket and will not go against him. He is scuttling this ship, and it is going down. Most of us employees are stockholders as well. AND WE ARE UNLOADING ALL OUR STOCK! YOU SHOULD TOO!   Name: Ol noname E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 14 November 2017 Furloughs started in new castle. Eliminated north Baltimore pool and threw everyone in F1 pool   Name: conductor E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 14 November 2017 SAME OLD CRAP As usual this inept company has the train line ups a mess! Got trains on the schedule from the 10th and trains that were already delivered days ago. Never changes. No wonder this company is the lowest rated class 1 railroad on the system. Who ever posted advice not to buy UP stock is an idiot. They fluctuate like any other large business but they have held their numbers at a hell of a lot better rate and average over the last five years than CSX. On top of that how can anyone risk putting their future in a company that has shown for the past 10 years they cant even keep their computer programs up and running correctly or their information in their systems up to date and correct. Ask any old head that was here when it was conrail what happened after CSX took over. Its been a shamble and a joke since day one. The supervisors don't even know half the time what they are supposed to do from day to day. They have been voicing their hatred for the company for years but stay like the rest of us because we have bills to pay and are stupid enough to believe there might be a light at the end of the tunnel some day. We are all just kidding ourselves. CSX has a proven tract record of incompetence and there is no way they are ever going to change. Now, its boiling down to blaming everything that happens on the crews. Its only going to get worse now that all the supervisors are running scared for their jobs. Shit is rolling down hill fast. All crews better start documenting every thing they do from the minute they hit the property to the minute they mark off. Talk to a supervisor for a job briefing the minute you hit your terminal. Make sure you job brief with a yardmaster if you cant find a TM. Now they are starting to come up with rules that don't exist and are not in writing to cover their own asses when they cant explain why the trains arent getting out of the yards on time or they aren't getting built on time. New rumor started by management at Avon is that you have to job brief with the yardmaster on duty at least 3 times if you are waiting on your power to be serviced or your train to be built. NO WHERE IN THE OPERATING RULES BOOK DOES IT SAY THAT IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILTY TO BABY SIT THE YARDMASTER OR THE SUPERVISOR TO MAKE SURE THEY DONT FORGET ABOUT YOU AND THEY ARE DOING THEIR JOBS. It merely states you have to job brief with them and let them know what you need. It states its the YM's responsibility to get the crews the proper paperwork or consult a supervisor. Threats are being made. If you don't do it you will be charged with delaying your train. They are getting desperate. The crews have said they have had enough. We are sick of calling Jacksonville to get work orders because management cant do their jobs. We are sick of calling the engine house checking on the status of our power because the YM and TMs don't keep up on what's going on. we are sick of having to call the dispatchers and remind them to order us a ride home when we are flipping because they forget so much. We are sick of trying to justify why it takes 12 hours to get job done because the heat is on the supervisor and its managements fault that caused the whole damn problem in the first place! First thing they want to do is down load the engines to see if they can find something to pin on the crews. They have even gotten so low now that when an incident does happen they are down loading the tapes from the beginning of the trip instead of the time of the occurrence. Used to be they weren't allowed to head hunt the crew. Guess that has changed now. They will do back through your entire trip and find anything they can to bust you on. The shit is here and its just going to get worse, so the crews better wake up and start covering their asses the entire time they are on duty. Its all men for themselves now!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Car repair, for 20-30 years Posted: 14 November 2017 Willard car department mechanic carmen took a big hit was 54 guys now down to 24 lucky to still holding but with over 20 years who would think you'd need to worry. Was toldcould be more but right now that was all. What a mess   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 13 November 2017 "CSX is a hodgepodge of dozens of railroads consolidated over a three-decade span......." FWIW: More likely a 5+ decade span.   Name: X owner E-mail: Employed as: M of W, for 10-20 years Posted: 13 November 2017 2 Top Railroad Stocks to Consider Buying Now -- and 1 to Avoid Beware of the turnaround sequel Shares of CSX jumped more than 20% last January, after word leaked that activist fund Mantle Ridge would attempt to replicate the turnaround Bill Ackman's Pershing Square Capital Management spearheaded at Canadian Pacific. CSX's stock eventually hit an all-time high as part of the excitement. Part of the CSX playbook was recruiting 72-year-old Hunter Harrison, the architect of the CP turnaround, to run the U.S. railroad. Harrison was named CEO of CSX in March. CSX freight train in Washington, D.C. Image source: National Transportation Safety Board, via Flickr. It's still early in the process, but so far the big winners were the existing CSX investors who took their gains as soon as the activists got involved. So far Harrison's playbook of slashing costs and streamlining operations has at least initially led to service delays and added rail congestion. The STB, the industry's regulator, in September held a public session to hear complaints from shippers about CSX service disruptions. CSX tends to run shorter routes through more congested, urban areas compared to its Western and Canadian Peers, making streamlining a more complicated proposition. The company, thanks to the stock run-up, is also by some measures the most expensive in the sector. Add in that Harrison has had health issues and the faith that the turnaround will be completed and the valuation will be justified must be brought into question. CSX, a hodgepodge of dozens of railroads consolidated over a three-decade span, culminating with the disastrous 1999 takeover of Conrail, certainly has considerable costs to trim and efficiencies to be extracted. But previous efforts to do so have ended up as quagmires. There's no compelling reason to be confident this time will be any different. SELL SELL SELL   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year Posted: 13 November 2017 Stand up and fight like your job depends on it. Because it does. No one is exempt on the roster. From the very top to the very bottom. The hourly rate is smoke and mirrors. It is just another way of taking advantage of you. After all, you really think EHH wants to pay you more? It’s lies.   Name: Hunter E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year Posted: 12 November 2017 Those damn service problems,train derailments,injuries,stb hearings! Well it looks as if a merger is the only way to fix this mess I created congressman,so I'll need your help to cut though the red tape to make it happen!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: M of W, for Less than 1 year Posted: 12 November 2017 Ha...ha .....ha....,dumb fuck hunter harrison and his minions turned all of buffalos frontier yard yard jobs today into RCO'S. all at one time. The problem is no one is qualified on the RCOs!! The few that are qualified work the road or niagara falls and don't want those shifty lead jobs with weekdays off. instead of putting one RCO job at the time he did them all on the same day. Hunters way" bull in the china shop" approach . im sure some junior employees will eventually fill the vacancies. Let me talk to you hunter one on one...... you want people to go on those jobs give them better days off stupid!!! Ya I want to work days get shit on and have Monday and Tuesday off! Hey hunter...look at all the OT that is piling up in buffalo again, trainmasters fucking your budget up!   Name: GoFUCKyourselfHUNTER E-mail: IBETULIKE2KNOWFUCKHUNTER.COM Employed as: APE, for N/A Posted: 11 November 2017 PIGS GET WHAT PIGS DESERVE!!! WE NEED TO FINISH THIS OFF NOW!!!!! LET'S GET THIS JOB DONE AND ...... ASK FOR FORGIVENESS LATER!!!!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Car repair, for 1-10 years Posted: 11 November 2017 https://www.usef.org/compete/competitions This is a link of horse events that should be picketed if possible. At least to let HH’s friends know who he really is.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 10 November 2017 Saved & waited for yrs. Bought a new Chevy SUV. Final assembly point was in Lansing, Mich. The engine & transmission from Mexico. Better hold up & last a good while - we, the government \ US taxpayers, bailed out GM. Hope we weren't Asleep at the wheel.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for N/A Posted: 10 November 2017 Ive see the harm this person has done to my family members...It'no big secret where the person lives, not hard to find this persons location if you look on the internet.   Name: hogger E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year Posted: 10 November 2017 WERE IS THE FRA?????? The HH regime doesn't give a rats ass about safety of any crew member. All he cares about is padding the stock holders pockets with money and is own damn over seas accounts. The FRA has an fatigue department and have done studies for years on the stress the railroad creates on the crews. It took rear end collisions and derailments of dangerous hazardous materials and evacuations of towns before they finally got the good sense to give the crews more hours of rest. At one time they stepped in and put a stop to CSX making every new engineer fresh out of school qualify on every inch of rail that was in their division. There was just too damn much and NO ONE was getting properly qualified. People took the best notes they could and prayed they were paired up with someone who knew what they were doing. Then out of the blue the FRA allowed it to start happening again. Some terminals have as much as 800 miles of rail to learn along with local and road switching jobs and yard jobs as well. All one big board does is reduce the need for manpower but puts double the stress on the crews that are left. One big board is a sentence to hell and HH knows it. One day your on the road and gone for 2 days, get home work a yard job, next day a local, then the road east, then the road west and on and on. Its the worst quality of life ever. No one can plan a damn thing because they never know where the hell they are going to be day by day. I cant understand for the life of me why in the hell our unions aren't standing up and saying enough is enough. This isn't a slave plantation out here. We don't use workers like mule horses and then harass and intimidate the hell out of them. Its like they want us to crack. THey want us to buckle under the pressure. No one but a railroad family understand what we have to deal with. The public is clueless. I don't know about you but I think its about time we started looking at other options on who is representing us at the table. Our seniority is getting slowly ripped out from under us too. What the hell is happening.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 10 November 2017 The Harrison regime wanting to remove weekend off days? No one should be surprised. Don't think the unions are selling out but it sure seems like they are being bullied. Not uncommon for a terminal to have combined extra lists. The main hassle with that is staying abreast of all & any changes & updates to all the jobs\territories that en extra board employee can be called to work\operate on -- being & staying truly qualified everywhere. Worked in a terminal for many yrs. that had a combined road pool. Was like that until the Conrail split-up takeover. Could be east one trip, west the next, north or south the next & also included operating on foreign RRs & in their yards. Was a bitch = very, too darn stressful. Some can get by with that - many cannot. Sorry CSX but the combining of pools is just not nearly as safe as having separate pools with people that work 'em used to & knowing their assignments & what's all expected of them. Why create problems?   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 08 November 2017 Hamlet Yard closing. Lots of layoffs coming.   Name: just a question from a redneck E-mail: Employed as: CSX Contractor, for Less than 1 year Posted: 06 November 2017 will the rest of the railroads follow harrison's lead or sit back and laugh as he destroys csx? when hunter harrison moves on in a couple years from old age, how long will it take the employees of csx to recover from the mayhem he caused? or will csx ever recover? and will the harrison family name be forever associated with other names such as bernard madoff and enron? i personally think he's a great guy, and i wish i could buy him a beer.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year Posted: 02 November 2017 So many misinformed people on here. The conversation about rules was spot on, no wonder this company is failing. Seems as though people are trying very hard to get the media or Fra or anyone's attention but when you have no idea what your talking about, this site and you lose all credibility. Imagine what's thought when these allegations and complaints are made about EHH, and the media does go to the Fra for comment. They aren't thinking "we" need to investigate ehh and csx, they're thinking "we" need to go out and test these csx guys cause apparently they don't know the operating rules. Quit making all of us look like idiots , be professional and have pride in what you do. You can hate this company all you want, I do most of the time myself, however, everything out here that happens is a reflection of "us".   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 02 November 2017 Anyone heard that the great idea of precision railroading is an illegal scam? The idea revolves around pushing the switching work out on the main line and then not properly air brake testing trains while every other class 1 has to . If there are two or more separate blocks of cars to be set out or picked up the entire train needs to be retested. Managers are designing this work, handing it out, overseeing it on the mainline and claiming ignorance of properly arranging the required air tests.? It’s a joke, a very illegal one at that. All of the other carriers who are following federal requirements should be pissed that this guy gets to do this and post lower operating numbers because of illegal activity. He is also creating an unfair market place for his competitors while they adhere to federal requirements and he does not. The management is responsible when they design work that they also require the proper air test be done. They are not . They are also banking on the opposite.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years Posted: 01 November 2017 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 01 November 2017 Dear Monitor, The Chief doesn't update train schedules. The computer does that or Jax not closing out old profiles. Only trains ordered to be called by the chief show in ur lineups as ordered. And they don't have answering machines to leave a message. Lol. - JAX being net ops, NOT crew management. Callers can go in and "delete" anything from the line up but if its still a profiled train the system will regenerate it automatically; no matter how many times its deleted. The train must be annulled for it to drop from the line up I believe. Crew cannot annul any trains, only call with the authorizations given on a train. Some- not all callers should be able to explain this. Many new callers with minimal training working at Crew now, so answers may vary depending on your caller   Name: IN LIMBO!!! E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 01 November 2017 Hey G.L. Chief dispatcher You got a Q51331 on the line up still for 0400 for the 31st. You got a Q51301 on the line up for 0400 on the 1st. You got a crew called on duty working right now on a Q51301 called at 0700. So what is the deal? Did you combine all the freight on one massive train or you going to run a second one. Is the 01 job moving the freight from the 31st or is it from todays train. How in the hell are we supposed to know what your are planning if you got these extra trains still on the line up and got one out actually running today with the same exact date as one still on the line up. What is up with this? Why cant you keep this stuff updated. If there is a good reason for us then enlighten us? We don't know what's happening with our pools when you do this stuff. Now we all have to sit around waiting to see what you really have planned for us. You screw the hell out of our time at home not knowing whats really going on. Cant you get it together? Just another day of the same old junk that leaves the crews not knowing what they can do with their time at home or how far they can go to eat if they are at the hotel.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years Posted: 31 October 2017 How much money did csx waste building north baltimore..... 175 million,...hunters 300 million dollars to run the railroad (that includes hunters cp buyout..... 84 million) plus let's say another 25 million (conservertly) to hire all of his ex cn Minions plus buy outs for ex csx managers and bosses (Michael ward). 500 million dollars..... a half of trillion??? Congratulations to the csx board of directors, your greed got you hunter harrison (after 9 months he shaved off 9 tenths of 1 point off the operating ratio..... buy the way Jim squires of the NS got there operating ratio lower then csx's already) and your in the whole only 500 million dollars!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year Posted: 31 October 2017 All buffalos frontier yard switching jobs (used to be 6 now down to 4) are going to RCO's. I thought hunter hated RCO jobs? Gonna be fun handling 30/35 cars at a time off 7 lead, only way you can set up a rco zone without tying up the north yard up at bailey Avenue coming off the Pullman. Gotta love the dumb fucks left down in Jacksonville fucking up buffalo,one of the few yards that didn't meltdown during hunters implementation of his precision railroading.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Car repair, for 10-20 years Posted: 29 October 2017 Heard a rumor that after the first of the year they are cutting carmen by 30 in Willard Ohio. Anyone else hear this we all know how rumors run but was wondering if anyone else had   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year Posted: 26 October 2017 How long before cindy sanborn starts posting on here how she fucking hates hunter harrison? she should sue hunter harrison and csx for sexual harassment ........only problem is no one would belive it!!!!   Name: Mr.Ed E-mail: Mr.Ed@oxygen1.com Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year Posted: 25 October 2017 Bye Bye Sandy I told her not to override my decisions to the old man.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for N/A Posted: 25 October 2017 http://jacksonville.com/business/2017-10-25/top-management-changes-csx   Name: First mate Joe E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 1-10 years Posted: 25 October 2017 Abandon ship! http://www.conferencecalltranscripts.org/8/summary2/?id=4251085   Name: Hey curious E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 30+ years Posted: 24 October 2017 "Why is the FRA not listed. Are they not considered supervisors of the railroad? " FRA are regulators, aka government agents, they are not supervisors, nor employees of CSX. CSX operating rules do not apply to FRA or federal agents (such as TSA). They have their own rules,regulations and policy's regarding activities, behavior and conduct.   Name: Leaving E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 23 October 2017 There are plenty of people leaving, and there are people who have had their jobs cut that have no intention of coming back. We sacrifice quality of life for a good income and security of our jobs and benefits. Alot of that is either gone or alot less promising than it was before this old bastard got here. My seniority was getting good and meant alot just last year, now I'm on the bottom and worse than i was my first year! I got a great job myself. It's a pay cut to start, but within a year, I'll be equal to or greater than where I am except I'll sleep at home every day, I'll know when I work and know when I'm off. I'll be able to control when I sleep, what I eat, whether or not I can exercise, I'll be able to keep my grass mowed, I won't have to carry 70 lbs of bags everywhere.... And you know, a year ago, I would've said I plan on retiring on the railroad with no intention of ever doing anything else. I would've taken my lumps, taken another furlough if necessary, you know, but with all the extra bullshit and changes, all the extra stress, the insecurity that is moving in, I don't have the slightest bit of hesitation to leave. I'm ready. Next week brothers. I love(d) the job and the people I worked with, but it's just another chapter that I'm glad to turn the page of.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 20-30 years Posted: 23 October 2017 Heard they finally shit canned chad ingram? He stole cash from CSX by taking money from a rail car repair company   Name: Wrong E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 23 October 2017 Cho cho You're correct that most of us won't be leaving but It has very little to do with lack of skill and education. My subdivision the men on the trains have more education and training than our supervisors. There are many vets, college grads and tradesman. I'm all three.   Name: CHOO CHOO E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 23 October 2017 No matter how bad it gets, and it will get worse, most of us are stuck at CSX because we are too dumb to go find anything that pays 17+ an hour. There are plenty of jobs that work Mon-Fri set schedule no on call that pay decent, actually match 401k, have profit sharing, good unions, etc but the majority of us have no other skill set to move on to something else. So no matter how bad it gets CSX will not have to hire anyone for a long time because there is very little chance of anyone quitting.   Name: no dumbass E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years Posted: 22 October 2017 I hope Hunter Harrison fucking suffocates in his god damn sleep the skinny little fuck   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 21 October 2017 Sad sometimes but true: the companies take care of their own. Wait & see, you can just about bet that no matter what, the witch will end up in a high paying, high profile white collar office position someplace/somewhere.   Name: Deez Nuts E-mail: Employed as: CSX Contractor, for Less than 1 year Posted: 19 October 2017 Hunter Harrison....what a great guy.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year Posted: 19 October 2017 I wonder what cindy sanborn will do when she's passed over again to run the railroad.i can see hunter putting this ken hunt in as ceo over her.she PROBALY go postal especially after kissing hunters ass from day one. I would pay money to see the bitches face when she found out she was passed over. It be priceless, but I think she be better running csx then a hunter crony.   Name: Ha E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 18 October 2017 Ewing and his bitches are just that's bring it bitches   Name: BillyDee E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 17 October 2017 Eugene doesn't care about intermodal. He's ran off plenty of buisness. He closed Caskey Yard and put a stop to ID runs. He doesn't give two shits about 10 years down the road only the now. He knows he won't be here anyway.   Name: Doh! E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 17 October 2017 Willard is now switching trailer trains, the eastbound class yard is being shut down entirely, rumored to get sold to wheeling. North Baltimore closing, for real, selling cranes, or maybe moving them to South Carolina. New castle getting 30-40 million in upgrades to handle more freight. Good luck.   Name: Ha E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 16 October 2017 I am leaving the rr csx is nothing but lires and thieves can't get paid hrs orf service is a joke FRA SUCKS csx system doesn't care about it they delay pay and have to lye about hrs of service cause csx system won't pay you if you don't and its are fault not to do it or don't get paid for a month or the working man that's been off duty and on the phone or emailing cmchos.csx.com for hrs and hrs while off duty gets fined if we lye but rr mangement can break all the rules and just a tap on the butt FRA sucks and are lazy and back pocket employees for the rr ...that's what's is really going on out here   Name: HRDD E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 16 October 2017 I heard the rumor about Ken Hunt a few months ago and if you think Hunter is tough do some research on Ken Hunt he will make Hunter look like a girl scout   Name: Gofuckyourselfhunter E-mail: Employed as: M of W, for 30+ years Posted: 15 October 2017 I KNOW YOU READ THIS HUNTER I HATE YOUR FUCKING GUTS. I HOPE YOU DROP DEAD FROM YOUR COPD IN FRONT OF YOUR CHILDREN, GASPING FOR YORK LAST BREATH. THEN I WILL COME AND PISS ON YOUR GRAVE.   Name: Lima Ohio E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 15 October 2017 Well buddy this is CSX sucks not CP sucks I am not crying but simply saying why Csx sucks hint csxsucks.com now if you would like to you can create a CPsucks.com and go do your thing over there because I never got a letter all 4 times I was laid off at Csx not CP because I don't work at CP I work at Csx it is different so thank you for your great advice I will remember that the next time I work at CP and not get laid off from CP because I work at fucking csx   Name: Lima Ohio E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 15 October 2017 Fuck this company they way they toss is around I gambled big time I even asked the Trainmaster if I come back to work I wont be laid off in two months will I he said no and hey he was right because it only took one month here I come NS   Name: Lima Ohio E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 15 October 2017 Was laid off for a few years hired out in 2014 Chicago Division. Just got back to work over on the Louisville Division 4 weeks in just marked up as qualified and now i hear North Baltimore is shutting down this fucking company is fucking with not just me and my family but so many others soon I will be furloughed again I left a good job with vacation and benefits to come back they don't give two fucks about us employees   Name: Hollywood hogan E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 15 October 2017 http://www.firstcoastnews.com/mobile/article/news/local/several-cars-derailed-from-csx-train-in-jacksonville-train-back-on-track/77-483454244 More empty blocks derailing, but at least they apologized to amtrack customers for the delay.   Name: joke E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 15 October 2017 Eugena is a cunt CSX try to get a hold of me after I'm called. All those no good sobs in JX can kiss my ass.   Name: Nofavors E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 14 October 2017 Due to the new bulletin. Brothers and sisters don't ever use your phone for any sort of company business. After taking a call for work don't answer or place a call due to anything CSX related. Don't call ptc,to,mechanical or any other of their bullshit. Dispatcher tells you to call TM use only a company provided phone.. As much as we wait on a ride after going dead. No naps no phone no unapproved reading material CSX knows this is not fucking possible. Fuck CSX and fuck Eugene NO FUCKING. FAVORS   Name: Monkeysuncle E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 13 October 2017 CSX news is that Mr.Ed is calling all the shots at CSX HQ. CSX rumor is that Mr.Ed has been putting the Long stroke on Eugene and Ms. Sandy is jealous.   Name: Grand DAD E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 13 October 2017 GOD HELP US ALL!!! Is it just me or is anyone else just plain sick and tired of these new crew callers who don't understand a damn thing about how the railroad has worked for the last 30 years. Why in the hell is the company not putting them through some serious agreement training or just some plain old simple railroad 101!!!! I swear to god if one more crew caller wakes me up running a roster just to get smart mouthed with me because I AM NOT QUALIFIED IN THE ENTIRE INDIANAPOLIS TERMINAL IM GOING TO START FILING HARASSMENT SUITS! This god for saken company has made a damn mess out of everything when they extended the terminal limits. It used to be 10 miles shorter going both directions(east and west) then they started extending it out after they were bombarded with 100's of claims for road crews doing yard work in yard limits. Then csx kept saying avon didn't have yard limits only terminal limits. Well that may have been a technicality because avon didn't have YL signs posted and in the timetables but the yard crews had switching limits set by the FRA on how far they could go out with cars with hazmats without a CT168. They weren't supposed to go past the area where the IC(terminal dispatcher) area of responsibility ended and the IB( road dispatcher) area began. So they came up with this extended limit crap to try to get rid of claims and let the yard crews go out farther to do the work. Its bullshit because there still is a limit the FRA will allow any hazmat to travel on main line without a CT168. That would be the end of switching limits! All these new crew callers are being told that everyone who works out of Avon is supposed to be qualified to work in the ENTIRE TERMINAL LIMITS! Who is telling them this shit. I have been on a pool over 20 years that has advertised miles and advertised starting and ending points. I DO NOT HAVE TO GO 1 damn mile the opposite direction of my advertised job limits let alone 10 damn miles. This is called out of route and out of my advertised limits. I haven't worked their entire so called terminal limits and don't ever intend to. They extended this shit years after I was hired and trained. I got the seniority to stay where the hell I am and work the job as it is advertised. I tell these morons over and over that I did not have to be qualified to work both directions and I don't have any reason to go outside of my advertised limits. Quit calling me for this terminal limit bullshit and call me for the job I have been on over 20 years. I even had one threaten to put me down for refuse to work if I didn't go do their stupid dog catching shit of my own damn train outside of my advertised limits. Couldn't bring it down to me to hand off where my advertised limits start. Said it was in the terminal so I had to go get it. Told them do what you go to do but if you want me to go it you find me a damn pilot because Im not qualified, never have been and if I have to I'll call an FRA man to go with me. See what he has to say. I hear guys saying every day they are being threatened with insubordination charges if they don't go get on trains miles out of their limits they weren't qualified on. How come there aren't more fra guys around the yard. Isn't anyone calling them? What the hell is going to happen if this rumor comes true that HH is going to make everyone qualified on everything and be one big extra board. Does this idiot not know how many people were never qualified on everything. Does he know how many pilots are going to be needed. I heard he thinks just one trip is enough for anyone. I hope to god the FRA has their hands in this cause if they don't I can bet you bottom dollar that us Grand Dads are going to be up his arss like stink in his horse barn. Its bad enough now with these crew callers not knowing how things work but if he starts this crap our lives will be hell. They wont know who's qualified and who isn't. They will be calling all of us all night trying to find a warm body and then threatening all of us. YEAH and why the hell do they keep getting away with threatening us and talking to us like dog crap. If my kids talked to me the way they do I would smack their mouths! JEEEZZZZ this crap is getting deep!   Name: Mr.Ed E-mail: MRed@oXyGeN1.org Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year Posted: 13 October 2017 The old man came home yesterday after a tiresome day in Washington. It won't be long before he flips his lid permanently. He's had his feedbag of pills strapped on all day. Has smoked more crack than Harlem and has been beating the donkey 8 to 10x a day. I'm a little concerned for him. I'll keep you guys posted.   Name: billy bob E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 12 October 2017 Hunter Harrison you are a joke and it is awesome to watch. https://www.reuters.com/article/us-csx-disruptions/csx-customers-demand-end-to-shipping-bottlenecks-as-ceo-apologizes-idUSKBN1CG1BW   Name: investor E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years Posted: 11 October 2017 VANGUARD MARKET PRESS RELEASE CSX SERVICE DISRUPTIONS TO BE DISCUSSED AT WASHINGTON REGULATORY HEARING 8:02 AM EDT, 10/11/2017m(MT Newswire)--CSX service disruptions will be addressed at a Wednesday "listening session" before the U.S. Surface Transportation Board in Washington D.C. according to a report filed by Reuters. Dow DuPonts Dow chemical unit and privately held agricultural manufacturer Cargill (DOW) are expected to speak before the top U.S. rail regulators about their experiences with the CSX rail network. The network has been hurt by service problems since the summer. CSX will be given the chance to defend its new operating strategy, the report said. Will be real interesting to see what HH has as an excuse for disrupting one of the largest well known manufacturing companies in the country!   Name: mike jones E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 11 October 2017 They can do that   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years Posted: 10 October 2017 For the guy that said get involved with the union. I am a former local chairman and have voted for my local the way they voted to in the past. After some of the PTC agreements passed I asked for a vote count and was told no. It’s hard to get more involved when it feels like the company has the union in its back pocket and just passes what they want. This new tentative agreement seems good but hopefully everyone reads the whole thing even the co-pay part on how they go up and is not blind sided by it when it happens. I just wish they would add a few sick days, when on the road all the time and you get sick you have nowhere to go but work sick or not.   Name: Red E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 10 October 2017 One must have a high school diploma to work at CSX. I assume you dumbasses can read. How about reading the tentative agreement for yourself instead of asking a lot of silly ass questions. But here goes for bothers and sisters who are just too damn lazy. 2% back pay from July 2016 to July 2017 4% back pay from July 2017 till agreed upon If you quit were fired was not working for CSX time of agreement other than death you are not entitled to shit. You mother fuckers are some of the highest paid blue collar workers in The US and most already have their back pay spent or your fat lazy wife is worried about it.   Name: DWM E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 30+ years Posted: 10 October 2017 Hey CSX wanna save millions a year and make crews happy? Run a train from point a to b and one from point b to a and put one in the hole half way and when they meet have the crews swap. This way you will run half way the go back home. Everyone is home every night and you don't pay millions to the hotels annually. Then with the money you save you could pay us a little better or at the very least pay for our boots again.   Name: Chitty E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 10 October 2017 Louisville can handle at least twice the freight that it is getting now. The space, tracks, and manpower is all there...... Utilize your assets!   Name: Kristos E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 10 October 2017 The new proposed agreement is mediocre at best. It s 10 fold better than last proposal but there is still a lot left on the table. This s the lowest wage increase I have seen from a national agreement since I have been here. The BLET has signed some garbage SSAs but national usually does much better. Not 100% sure I am ready to vote Yes for this either. I would guess Trump would all the strike in less than 90 days if it is voted down, just to stir things up!!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 09 October 2017 Conductor 1-10: If & when & once the proposed contract is ratified -- In the past the RRs had 60 or so days to pay the retroactive wages. Those entitled - "have an employment relationship with a carrier on the date of this agreement OR retired or died subsequent to (a certain date)". Have to wait to see the new agreed upon Q & As but probably those furloughed or have resigned are SOL.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 09 October 2017 Hey guys, this is my first contract renewal. As far as the back pay is concerned, do they pay that soon after the contract is agreed upon? Do you get it if you are furloughed? What about someone that resigned? Would they still get that too? Technically they were under the contract at the time. Any info would be greatly appreciated!   Name: Mr.Ed E-mail: MrEd@oxygen1.org Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year Posted: 09 October 2017 This is for conductor 1-10 Eugene goes to the vet and says, "My horse is constipated." The vet says, "Take one of these pills, put it in a long tube, stick the other end in the horse's ass, and blow the pill up there." Eugene comes back the next day, and he looks very sick. The vet says, "What happened?" Eugene says, "The horse blew first."   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 09 October 2017 Nobody enjoys your posts, stupid. You just changed your name and acted like you were someone that didn't think you're a moron.   Name: Mr.Ed E-mail: MrEd@oxygen1.org Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year Posted: 09 October 2017 Mr.jorgan I was just about to put my post to pasture till I red how much you enjoy them. So to all my followers I just want to say thanks I'm not going anywhere. Mr.Ed is here to stay. I'll be posting on a daily basis about a lot of horse shit and useless information. Cu at Mr.Ed camps soon   Name: Hugh Jorgan E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years Posted: 08 October 2017 Mr. Ed I enjoy your posts. The good horse sense you bring to the table is appreciated. Eugene is very quiet about hitting the crack pipe and you brought it to light. I look forward to your future posts about you and Eugene's shenanigans around the barnyard.   Name: Mr.Ed E-mail: mrEd@oxygen1@.org Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year Posted: 08 October 2017 blah blah blah Cry me a river you haven't been out here long enough to bitch. I'm willing to bet you got this job at around age 40+ and your pissed you're not going to have 30 at 60. Keep living out there I need a new barn for my video games and dungeons&dragons books.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 08 October 2017 Would you stop with the Mr Ed bit. It's not funny. Obviously you're from the millennial generation because every one of them are just like you. You think you have a good joke and then you repeat it for 3 years. No creativity or mind of your own because you spent your life playing video games. Same memes over and over again, same dumbass made up internet words over and over again. Nobody thinks it's funny.   Name: Mr.Ed E-mail: mrEd@oxygen1@.org Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year Posted: 08 October 2017 This national sure is a bag of oats. The old man is offering twice the contract to loco operators. The conductors well you know.   Name: How is this not news? E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year Posted: 07 October 2017 https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2017/10/05/atlanta-train-crash-house/734637001/   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Car repair, for 10-20 years Posted: 07 October 2017 Heard 25 transportation jobs are gone in Willard now waiting to see what they do with carmen. Growing up railroad never thought I'd see this happen to Willard Anyone heard how many cuts to carmen with over 20 years you would think I wouldn't have to worry   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Engine repair, for 10-20 years Posted: 07 October 2017 Cumberland is slowly but surely crashing and burning. Craftspeople are assigned seats for turnover. Not allowed to enter lunch room until start of shift. Stafford is a retard. Arigo is an adulterer who brags at local bars about furloughing people. Fucking losers.   Name: Red E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 06 October 2017 Csx has applied for and environmental covenant at 1200 don hudson blvd. Louisville ky., rhis is a ground test for contaminated soil, it lets prospective buyers know what the grpund has in it and also protects csx in the furture.who knows what this will end up meaning in the long run but be checking your local classifieds to see if this is happening at ur location we found it in our local news papper. Hopefully Osborn will still be around who knows.   Name: ABUSED E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 06 October 2017 FRA/DISPATCHERS CSX and the FRA have rules on employees working jobs they are not qualified on. Union agreements cover pilots. CSX operating rules make it very clear that when we work on foreign line railroads we follow their operating rule. For the last 2 months the chiefs have been making crews stay on trains when taking them to hand them off to other crews who are working out of our territory and running on a foreign line. They are saying after they have been piloted one time by these crews they are qualified to take the trains. One time does not make a crew qualified. Second, CSX is not giving any maps or one single operating rules book to anyone for these foreign lines. How the hell are they getting away with this. Made me do it about 3 weeks ago and I didn't learn crap about the foreign line I was on . The so called pilot crew said they thought we were getting off the train and going home. They had so idea we were going to stay with them and they had their regular train ticket changed to a pilot crew ticket while they were in route to the hand off spot. Is is not illegal to make crews do this when they aren't carrying any of the foreign line railroads rules books? No maps? We don't even know how to read the foreign line paper work. Saw a little of it by pilot crew but it was greek to us and we didn't understand any of it. Is this a federal offense. I heard they are threating insubordination charges on crews for not wanting to go if the chief finds out they have been once. No rules books? NO maps? No classes? This is called safe running of trains?   Name: Taylor J E-mail: Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 10-20 years Posted: 06 October 2017 You got it all wrong about North Baltimore, have any of you been there to see the place? Double leads on both ends almost a mile long on west end, mile half on east... Take out the cranes and you have a perfectly flat , super flat switching yard taylor made to pump out freight. They will be closing all manifest freight out of Willard, New Castle, Garrett, Toledo and switch it there. And since it’s an intermodal property, all work will be done by private contractors in the yard. Kick ‘em   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 05 October 2017 It really is closing. Think about it this way, csx intermodal has agreements to use private contractors, utility men that aren't csx, Carmen that aren't csx, it's all private contractors that were agreed upon when north Baltimore opened. If the same work is done in Willard, which is csx transportation, not csx intermodal, by csx guys that are already there, and are going to be without work soon anyways, then they save alot of money. Repurpose Willard, you're utilizing assets. Sell north Baltimore, it's too small for our needs anyways, and you make a profit to cover the changes   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 1-10 years Posted: 05 October 2017 North Baltimore closing. Willard hump shutting down Friday. Going to flat switch only 300 cars a day. Intermodal freight will block swap at willard. new castle getting 30 million in improvements so freight can be switched from both ends of the yard. All happening very soon. New castle supposed to get yardmasters back and 6 around the clock, 3 man yard jobs when work is done. Avon and new castle going to handle all of Willard's work.   Name: Mr.Ed E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year Posted: 05 October 2017 I told the old man it will be called "Mr.Ed Camps" there was a misprint in the new magazine. Please disregard the previous printing. The new upcoming talent didn't have to be brainwashed to suck the old man off. They were more than willing to get and stay on their knees the entire Mr.Ed Camp. While one was be spanked he kept asking may he have another. Be watching for me coming to a barn near you. I'm touring the system in December will be handing out oats,carrots and all kind of special treats to the old man's good little boys and girls.   Name: Atmylimits E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 04 October 2017 Has everyone got there csx magazine. This magazine would make Joseph Goebbels smile from his nazi grave. My favorite part of the magazine is the 2 pictures of hunter harrison. The one picture gotta be from at least 5 years ago while he was at the CP and then there was the current picture of him sitting in a chair at his first "Hunter Camp" with about 30 kool-aid drinking managers behind him.this guy looks like he is on his death bed. Funny how he has to cut costs or as he likes to say "control costs" across the system with job cuts and furloughs, but how much did he spend on this magazine? Paying people to interview the kool-aid drinkers, take pictures, printing and the postage alone probably cost thousands. That on top of remodeling his office in Jacksonville that's he's never at.... millions of dollars wasted for his pet projects, but call me a brake man when I have 150 cars to switch with 98 cuts is out of the question.   Name: Mr.Ed E-mail: mrEd@oxygen1@.org Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year Posted: 04 October 2017 The old man has lost his mind. He was talking to the goose today. Trying to get some information about their flight pattern or something. He thinks he can model his rr after it.   Name: Mr.Ed E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year Posted: 03 October 2017 Old Man on horse says to little conductor on bike, "Did Santa get you that?" "Yes," replies the little conductor. "Well tell him to put a reflector light on it next year!" and charges him. The little conductor looks up at the old man and says, "Nice horse you've got there, did Santa bring you that?" The Old Man coughs and grasp for air and replies, "He sure did!" "Well," says the little conductor, "Next year tell Santa that the dick goes under the horse, not on top of it   Name: Mr.Ed E-mail: Mr.Ed@oxygen1.com Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year Posted: 03 October 2017 The feed bag of pills is strapped on the old man. He will be out of the stable grazing the pasture by morning. We all kinds of new surprises coming out of the barn. Avon is shutting back down soon. Hourly rate will be out in the next couple of weeks Caskey is going to be turned into a hump yard Radnor ?????TOP SECRET Dispatchers aren't relocating now PSR new model will be announced next week Rocky Mount is getting a new stable Selrick is being leveled No more overnight barn stays the first of 2018 brakesticks are coming back getting off of moving equipment bumped up to 5mph no more bulletins to carry   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 02 October 2017 Yes, Willard is next. Heard it on a trainmasters conference call. There aren't going to be any originating trains anymore and Willard will only be used for interchange with other railroads, and for block swap. All yard jobs and all but one yardmaster are supposed to be gone. All but 2 trainmasters. It's not going to be good for new castle and Willard.   Name: Mr.Ed E-mail: Mr.ed@oxygen1.com Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years Posted: 01 October 2017 I know how to run a railroad I wrote the playbook. I'm not leaving here a failure but I'm a short timer. There are up and coming colts that I'm grooming for when I leave. Before I leave I'm going to have PTI drivers qualified to run trains. They may smell like cat shit but they will work for peanuts. Annual rule class will be replaced by Mr.Ed camps. Yardmasters will be running etest. No more water,ice or crew packs. It's your shared responsibility to be prepared. No more safety glasses it's a waste of time and money Hourly rate for you donkey fuckers   Name: have2vent E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 01 October 2017 I'm sick of working everyday paying every damn bill. While my wife sits home on her fat ass talking to other rr'ers wifes about the railroad and all of us who work out there. I just want to say thanks to the dumbass who got all this bullshit started by giving their bitch access to the mainframe. Now thanks to a few its a fucking cancer spreading across the system. Anyone who allows their wife on facebook's csx wifes is a damn fool. We are not friends we just happen to work at the same place.. My life is not your bitches business. Some your wives know more about what's going on than the ones out there. If we get a bonus this year try to keep the bitch from finding out and spreading the news.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 30 September 2017 Asleep at the wheel: Majority of FNGs (f---ing new guys), including management personnel, = are just a PITA (pain in the ass).   Name: Timothy j bibro E-mail: 5711 belmer ,dr parma Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 30 September 2017 do you mean Timothy J Bibro that lives at 5711 Belmer dr parma ohio case #882904 Cuyahoga county phone #440-340-2304 what a guy!!!!   Name: tim J Bibro E-mail: 2098586 Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 29 September 2017 Tim J Bibro .ex conrail conductor from rockport yadrd is being charged for assult Tort .They want 125, 000 dollars .20conductors plus dave smidt will testify he is the big ass hole. look it up he lives in parma ohio. there is a god !!!! pay back timmy   Name: Grapevine E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 27 September 2017 I heard a few things not sure if true but here goes 1- Dispatchers will be moved to Jacksonville and will cross train to learn all areas so they can be used as a dispatcher for any area in the system at any time. 2-T/E extra boards will soon be combined so you can be called for any line of road at any time, yard extra boards will be included as well. 3-Managers will soon be required to protect engineer and conductor positions as needed. 4-Freight pool guys, local guys, and regularly assigned yard guys will be required to protect vacancies as needed.   Name: Mr.Ed E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year Posted: 26 September 2017 T.L You're just the kinda guy we've been looking for out at the stable. You're on your way to the top. That kinda go to attitude the skies the limit. Welcome to the donkey club.   Name: Mr.Ed E-mail: Horseofcoarse.com Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year Posted: 26 September 2017 Mr. lolflon Sounds like your a man getting a promotion.   Name: Mr.Ed E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year Posted: 26 September 2017 Heeeeee I did lose a shoe.   Name: larry lambert E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year Posted: 26 September 2017 All i hear from my LC is that they can do that   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 26 September 2017 I think the name of the site should be changed to CSX-reallySucksNow!.com   Name: Mr.Ed E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year Posted: 26 September 2017 Eugene I hope this letter finds you still kicking. It's me your good ole buddy Mr.Ed. I'll be back in the office in a couple weeks. Don't forget to take all your meds but take it easy on the crack pipe. I wanted to ask you to take easy on all these hard working men out there. PSR has a better chance of surviving if the men got a hell of a raise and more time off. P.S. You do know that's cindy dressed up like me that's been giving you advice. No worries will see you in a couple weeks Horse of Course, Mr.Ed   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years Posted: 26 September 2017 Mr.Ed camps coming to a terminal near you. 5 Guiding Principles 1 Customer Service Do what we say or the customer can hit the highway. Be easy to business with unless they make a request then take em to the woodshed of course. 2 Costs Controlling Sell off anything and everything we can make a dime on. Need more horse costumes 3 Optimizing Assets idle locos, cars and layoff men 4 Developing Employees Make them drink the kool aid, dress up in horse costumes and feed one another carrots.   Name: Mr.Ed E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year Posted: 25 September 2017 Contract will be setltled as soon as D.pierce sucks the old man off.   Name: Mr. Ed E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year Posted: 25 September 2017 Fact It's all true. He also sucks cindy's dick.   Name: Fact E-mail: Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 20-30 years Posted: 25 September 2017 Is it true that Eugene makes Bob Frulla and Cindy Sandborn dress up in horse costumes and makes them give him advice when Mr Ed isn't available? Asking for a friend....   Name: es E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for 1-10 years Posted: 25 September 2017 Eugene is raising hell about peoples saying he's getting information from his horse. That "Mr.Ed" is really calling all the shots. Whoever got this started Eugene has noticed. Good job   Name: BLET GC HANNAH E-mail: crock@blet.org Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year Posted: 25 September 2017 Mr. Hannah...Please consider a retirement before the upcoming GC elections and do the Brotherhood a favor. We are tired of the financial treachery imposed on the membership by the committee's greed! And maybe come out of the closet accept a higher management position with Union Pacific!   Name: Mr.Ed E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year Posted: 25 September 2017 Back pay? I'm not paying you back pay. I need a new feedbag and a stable. My partner needs new medical equipment. there want be back pay only 23/hr   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 25 September 2017 Back pay? I'm new to contracts, what is the back pay for? Who is entitled?   Name: Mr.Ed E-mail: eugene@oxygenpl.com Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year Posted: 24 September 2017 PSR you no good lazy should have been fry cooks.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years Posted: 24 September 2017 Since when is going into suppression an emergency application???   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years Posted: 24 September 2017 Use the Dyno??? Are you a foamer that's never really been on an engine? Who the fuck calls dynamic brakes the Dyno? There are plenty of times where it's necessary to stretch brake. Bad neighborhoods where kids pull cut levers when you're stopped, places where your train is uphill and down hill at the same time, when you have 140 auto racks... Etc... There are things that road foreman didn't know. Most managers became managers because they couldn't handle being on the road. That usually means they've never spent time on an engine. Probably like yourself who is reading from a (poorly written) foamer article about what it's like to run an engine. But my road foreman said..... But... That's not what the rules say... Like those idiots know anything.   Name: Mr.Ed E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year Posted: 24 September 2017 I'm only going to pay you bitches 23/hr.   Name: Norespectharrision E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for N/A Posted: 24 September 2017 As soon as this old fuck drops dead from respiratory arrest or COPD, I will travel down to Florida to PISS on his grave. This old fuck has no respect for the people who work hard that makes him a rich old man so his gold digger wife can go buy horses and new shiney things. So that's how I will repay the respect he gives myself and the rest of us.   Name: Nice E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years Posted: 23 September 2017 NO JOKE!!!! Eugene is making references to Mr.Ed. I'm not sure where this started but he is speaking of Mr.Ed.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 23 September 2017 Anyone hear rumors or anything about furloughs coming?   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Car repair, for 20-30 years Posted: 22 September 2017 36 craftsman furloughed today from Cumberland locomotive shop!   Name: 1x E-mail: ehh@oxygenplease.com Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 22 September 2017 cuts everywhere to save a buck and 2million renovation Jax Hq Needs a stable for Mr.Ed and medical equipment i guess.   Name: 1x E-mail: oxygendeprived.com Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 22 September 2017 https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwiIm66ns7nWAhVl0oMKHSZFDU8QqUMIKDAA&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.reuters.com%2Farticle%2Fus-csx-disruptions-exclusive%2Fexclusive-persistent-rail-service-disruptions-dog-csx-customers-idUSKCN1BW2TO&usg=AFQjCNHOkl_JpM_EbeB8vj-JRDFRK39WRg Yeah, Eugene and Mr.Ed are full of shit. I can't believe a bullshit statement can send stock up too. It's all smoke and mirrors guys.   Name: Nobody E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year Posted: 22 September 2017 Operating ratio is simple to get down when you only have 15 trains to run. Get rid of all those pesky customers that slow our 15 trains down. Close sidings and straightline switches. No reason to slow down then!! Keep it up skeletor. By your 80th birthday, you should have effectively raised the price of most commodities in our country while you are in your casket with your money bags. Fuck you and your horses you probably never rode!   Name: Crapola E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 22 September 2017 The last furlough I heard about was before the stb got involved. That's what made me think that. I know in other situations, the stb made them call people back, and imposed fines for manpower shortages. Even under the old regime, this situation calls for cuts. I think this guy is waiting for the meeting, or possibly/probably the fourth quarter to make his numbers look good   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 21 September 2017 Crapola, Enjoy while you can at least - it won't last.   Name: Crapola E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 21 September 2017 Did the surface transportation board put a stop to furloughs until the meeting or something? With the lost business and the normal fall/ winter slowdown starting, there isn't much work. Our extra board has had 21 turns for a month now, and it's not turning. It takes a week to go to work for 1 trip. I'm not wishing for it, it just seems strange to keep that many turns on it and keep paying guarantee when it's not even being used. Anyone know anything about that?   Name: Ric flair E-mail: Narureboi@aol.com Employed as: APE, for 30+ years Posted: 20 September 2017 Hit squad is back in louisville, had a yardmaster tell us they were back, "and they have sharpened there knives, and looking for blood", whatever in the fook that means. Stay frosty gents & ma'ladys   Name: Uga E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 18 September 2017 Heard we lost ups contract at the end of month   Name: 1x E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 17 September 2017 Wax Thank You! You beat me to it. We all wonder why corporate thinks we are all dumbasses.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Engine repair, for Less than 1 year Posted: 15 September 2017 I notice awhile back there was a system notice about how the selection for engine school would be. They said training would be in Atlanta. I thought they shut down the redi center down? So why the fuck would I have to travel 500 plus mile to go to engine school if the redi center's shut down. Rumor I heard the last day a class was finished (I'm not sure what the traing was for) they were taking stuff off the walls and boxing it up and shipping it out.why not train people closers to there home terminals or even regionally. No fucking reason to go to Atlanta if there is no redi center.   Name: YEA E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 14 September 2017 Cond 1-10 You are 100% right. This no napping issue was brought to the FRA's attention when it first came out and they claimed they didn't know a thing about the rule change. We asked them if we needed to file complaints with the fatigue specialist and the office in Chicago said no that they would look into it. So far not a word has been heard from anybody in the FRA. No one in either union has said anything about taking this insane rule change to the mat with HH. So in the mean time it is suggested that everyone and we mean EVERYONE take the safest course of action and follow the previous rule if you are tired as hell and do not feel rested. Take notes of every time you are woke up in the middle of the night by crew callers running the rosters to fill jobs because of man power shortages. Some people have reported their phones ringing over a half dozen times through out the nite. They know the calls are not for them. They know what trains are scheduled on their pools. Not only are they woke up continuously but so is the rest of their family. If you need to rest you are empowered to take the safest course of action. If you tell crew management that you cant take your call because you are tired as hell from being woke up all night they will charge you for refusing to take the call and pull you out of service. They created the situation that you are in. Make notes of every time they do it. Take your nap!   Name: WELOVEUHUNTER E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for N/A Posted: 11 September 2017 HAS ANYONE CHECKED ON THE WELL BEINING OF OUR FEARLESS AND LOVING LEADER HUNTER DOWN THERE IN WELLINGTON FLORIDA ? IM SURE HIS 2 NEIGHBORS ARE PITCHING IN AND HELPING. MADONNA IS PROBALY MANNING A CHAINSWAW AND STEVE HARVEY IS DOING SURVEYS WITH HIS OTHE NEIGHBORS (HE LIMITS HIS SURVEYS TO 100)WE SHOULD ALL PITCH IN AND GET HIM A WALMART GIFT CARD SO HE CAN BUY THE ESSENTIALS TO GET BY ,ALSO A HALLMARK CARD WE SHOULD ALL SIGN GIVING HIM OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS.   Name: jeff E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years Posted: 10 September 2017 just sitting here realizing how sad our unions are, blet completely silent on the shenanigans on csx. at least the utu wrote a letter. HH is just getting started. lots to look forward to.   Name: Hurrican Irma E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 07 September 2017 Watch out you bitches in Jacksonville, I'm going to huff and puff and blow your bitch asses down   Name: billdee E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 07 September 2017 CSX converted seven of its dozen hump yards to flat-switching facilities and has made 1,300 train plan changes since March. The pace of change has moderated over the past few weeks, and in late August, CSX reopened the hump at Avon Yard in Indianapolis to relieve congestion at a half dozen terminals on its western corridor. reopen Avon to relieve congestion Eugenea thinks flat switching is more productive. This crazy bitch talks out of both sides of his mouth   Name: E-mail: Employed as: M of W, for 30+ years Posted: 06 September 2017 You know that piece of shit hunter harrison will be on the CSX jet flying first class with his oxygen bottle in hand with his gold digger wife evacuating cause of the hurricane, hopefully it wipes out the dispatching center proving the point all the dispatchers shouldn't be under one roof. After calling crew management and telling them you need to mark off weather to evacuate for the hurricane they will tell you " you will be marked off 12 hours and need to keep calling back to remark off weather" or "really weather again, I need you to take a train north out of miami"   Name: 7 E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 06 September 2017 Check out glassdoor reviews on CSX. The men are trashing Eugene.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: M of W, for 1-10 years Posted: 06 September 2017 Let your local media know and let them get the pictures to prove it. Dont just post on here, let them know and make calls to your congressman and senator. September 12 is coming. Give them proof HH and gang are lying and fudging numbers. Make them lie under oath. Perjury is a felony. Corroborate the stories coming from the customers. Greed and lies brought down Enron and Bernie Madoff. Truth always comes out.   Name: Attention media!!! E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 06 September 2017 It's all lies! Not one thing on the news about improvement is true. Nothing is fixed, and the only reason complaints are down is because we now have less customers thanks to corporate raider Hunter Harrison. If you're in it for the quick buck, this is for you. If you care about anyone or anything and have a soul, you'll demand they replace this con artist. He's destroying lives,he's destroying our company, he's burning bridges with our customers, he doesn't care about people getting killed or hurt as long as he gets his way. Nothing has improved.   Name: Mr.Ed E-mail: oxygenisgood.com Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year Posted: 06 September 2017 PSR learn It, know it, live it.... Were going to pay you fuckers by the hour. Your union has already agreed to our terms. You lazy fucks wont even bother to vote. So it's sure to pass.   Name: 1x E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 06 September 2017 We have autoracks stuck in coal loops and staged in grain mills. There are misc. cars sitting all up and down our sub. And we had another trainmaster to quit. I don't even think we have an official now but never needed one anyway.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years Posted: 06 September 2017 And the only reason the numbers look better, is they changed the way things are measured, and instead of showing cars parked in a yard, they show a whole train parked in a yard, which doesn't show as dwell time, it shows it as crew change, terminal staging, but it's the same cars sitting, just like they were before. We're on our 7th trainmaster in 2 months!   Name: What a story! E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years Posted: 06 September 2017 Wow. So they've fixed the problems and the dwell time is down, customers are all better???? What kind of bullshit is this? Every train I get on is more than 12 hours no matter what were doing. You can't get in Willard. New castle takes 5 hours to set off and pick up. North Baltimore trains aren't making it in without a recrew. Our trains that work get recrewed every day, some of them get recrewed 3 or 4 times!! Every siding, I mean every one is full of loaded auto racks that can't get unloaded in lordstown because they cut too many jobs. There are over a hundred loaded auto racks just parked. No plan for them. They won't call extra jobs to get them processed, and the utility jobs are gone. Nobody is in charge of it because Willard has too much on their plate. It's fucked up bad. A chemical place sent an email that if they didn't receive their cars in 8 hours, that they would have to shut down, and the city of Akron was in a position to declare a state of emergency because it didn't have the chemicals needed for the city's water supply. How the fuck do they think anything is fixed???? What a bunch of lies. And Bloomberg, employee morale is as low as it's ever been. Where do you get your info from?   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 06 September 2017 Come on Irma !!!!! Precision scheduled hurricane   Name: Mr.Ed E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year Posted: 06 September 2017 https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=3&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwiUjPvzsZHWAhUqw4MKHYxRC1UQqUMIMDAC&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.bloomberg.com%2Fgadfly%2Farticles%2F2017-09-06%2Fcsx-disruptions-weren-t-as-overplayed-as-advertised&usg=AFQjCNEdyMQ3GN7vK0OA3P6GTL8ttrD6Ag Things will improve of course sure as i'm a horse of course   Name: Eugene E-mail: dontunplugme.com Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year Posted: 06 September 2017 Just more grossly exaggerated statements. Mr. Ed said. PSR will be a success https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=3&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwil562575DWAhUJ_4MKHTXqA70QqUMIMDAC&url=https%3A%2F%2Ftandemthoughts.landlinemag.com%2Fcommentary%2Fcsx-shippers-turn-trucks-alternatives%2F&usg=AFQjCNHFoRtdYRJ7EHXw4UFbezhUbSIG_g   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year Posted: 06 September 2017 IS it wrong to root for a hurricane?...If a hurricane gotta strike (its going to hit florida regardless and nothing we can do about it) let's hope it hits hunters house or 500 water st Jacksonville .... as long as payroll survives so I get paid!....   Name: Hugh Jorgan E-mail: Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year Posted: 05 September 2017 Has anyone noticed the latest pay statements? "Pay Rate" now says "Hourly", where it has always said "Daily"...Have the ballots done went out and vote already finalized? I SMELL A RAT!!   Name: HhasaTP E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years Posted: 05 September 2017 Watchdog (Or, should I say HQ) nice try guys. Grammer is too good in that post for a railroader (try a few misspelled words next time). Did you get someone from HR to write that shit!, I bet you did! Oh, the warnings in that post, make me want to shit my pants and damn near work for free! I'm watching the boards everyday, for that kind of bullshit! I can spot it immediately! BTW, on a side note, CSX HR is filled with a bunch of whores. Many, many whores. You can save yourself a ton of money by firing them! I can name names, but you already know the ones!   Name: 23rd E-mail: Employed as: Brakeman, for 30+ years Posted: 04 September 2017 Boy✔ and his crew are in louisville today 100417, eyes up fellas and gals   Name: Watch Dog E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years Posted: 04 September 2017 Attention!!! When HH made the comment he wanted to "weed out the non believers" he was not making a joke. It has been reported that several employees were aggressively approached by appointed managers from the HH regime when the employee was expressing his opinion on the new roll out of precision railroading. They were told that their attitude was not acceptable and they were not needed at CSX. These hit squads will be everywhere and they will be listening to your conversations. Don't expect freedom of speech to cover you when they pull you out of service. The operating rules are written so you don't have any freedom of speech. Don't be boisterous, combative, argumentative, disloyal. These term leave the door wide open for interpretation and they will use them against you. If you must engage in a conversation with one of these managers make sure you have a witness with you and make it very clear that you want permission to speak freely and off the record. If the manager refuses to let you do so then disengage and do not have any further conversations with them. Many may have tape recorders and there is no doubt your name will be on a watch list at your terminal. This isn't a joke people. You better pay close attention to your surroundings and who you are with when having private personal conversations while you are on CSX property or on the clock elsewhere. For those of you in the public who view this site and do not understand the depth of the Employee behavior policy, below is the exact wording as printed. Many restrictions are totally acceptable but there are a few that leave the door wide open for a disgruntled manager to retaliate when he feels his authority is being questioned or the employee is not a "Believer". Employee behavior must be respectful and courteous. Employees must not be any of the following. a.dishonest,or b.insubordinate,or c.disloyal,or d.quarrelsome The following behaviors are prohibited while on duty, on csx property, or when occupying facilities provided by csx. a.boisterous, profane or vulgar language, or b.altercations c.practical jokes or horseplay, or d.carelessness, incompetence, or willful neglect of duties, or e.behavior that endangers life or property As stated before, many of these rules are totally acceptable but being "Disloyal" is NOT! What is disloyal? Deserting ones allegiance per Websters dictionary. Speak out against your employer for their treatment of all employees and now you are being disloyal. You are now being insubordinate/rebellious/mutinous. If you express your opinions to loudly then you could be considered boisterous. Argue with your employer when he clearly violates your working rights or is yelling at you then you risk the charge or quarrelsome. Its pretty obvious that these rules can have a detrimental impact on your future employment with CSX if you engage in a conversation with one of the managers from the HH regime. BE SELECTIVE OF YOUR WORDS! Better yet do not talk to any one of them. If you are approached by one and you sense a negative attitude from them if you wont have a conversation with them, immediately let your union representation Know. There is a good chance your name will end up on a list. It is sad that it has come to this but it is what you are dealing with. Protect yourself and be very careful when you open your mouth.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years Posted: 04 September 2017 THEY wanted previous CEO out & HeadHunter in. WE didn't.   Name: HhasaTP E-mail: Employed as: Brakeman, for 20-30 years Posted: 04 September 2017 Below is yet another post by HQ. I will highlight all BS posts by HH and the "tiny dick" Canadians, so everyone can see their bullshit! KEEP TRYING GUYS, I SEE YOU!!!!!!!!, and I have time off from my job at Wal-Mart to fuck with you!!! Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 03 September 2017 Agree Co. +30. Pretty much how it is & the way it'll be, at least for a while - maybe years - by then maybe even more technology will come along that can help big-shots reduce working man jobs. Heck, the previous regime(s) didn't care much for employees either so now look out.   Name: HhasaTP E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years Posted: 03 September 2017 Damn, Hunter's drones are watching this site 24/7. More crap from Jax. Read my post guys, you decide if I'm a "company person". I guess you can call me "Whale Sized Bug Nuts"! Below is a post from the "tower of geniuses" at "500 Water Street", the home of the failures! Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 02 September 2017 HhasaTP is the poster who is probably a company person. A true fact: many RR employees have whale-sized mouths but in reality have bug-sized balls. Meaning: they talk loud a lot but truthfully never do anything ever to help things. Can't ever put up or even shut up. Many of us are just as plain sick & tired of worthless loudmouth blowhards as we are of the way the co. is treating everyone. Yeah, this post is on every forum. WE here are well aware of that.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 02 September 2017 HhasaTP is the poster who is probably a company person. A true fact: many RR employees have whale-sized mouths but in reality have bug-sized balls. Meaning: they talk loud a lot but truthfully never do anything ever to help things. Can't ever put up or even shut up. Many of us are just as plain sick & tired of worthless loudmouth blowhards as we are of the way the co. is treating everyone. Yeah, this post is on every forum. WE here are well aware of that.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years Posted: 02 September 2017 Poster HhasaTP ia a company man, mole, whatever.   Name: HhasaTP E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years Posted: 02 September 2017 For those of you who believe HH's drones don't read and post on this site. Read the post below, no way a CSX Engineer in today's company is this big of a suck ass. This is a damage control post from HQ. I laughed when I read it, it's got JAX written all over it. Come on guys, try harder next time! "Name: Me E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 01 September 2017 Sick Out, do u think for 1 second there is gonna be a Suck Out? Jesus man go back to working at Wal-Mart. Tell u what, u mark off sick and see how many co-workers follow suit."   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years Posted: 02 September 2017 HE CAN'T SEND A EMPLOYEES LEAGALY HOME FOR NOT WALKING INTO THE BUILDING WITHOUT HIS VEST ON IF HE WASN'T ON DUTY YET. YOUR ON YOUR TIME AND NOT CSX'S TIME.IF YOUR ON DUTY AT 1500 AND YOU ARRIVE AND 1455 AND WALK IN HE HAS NO RIGHT TO SEND THE EMPLOYEES HOME. THAT SHOULD GO TO LABOR RELATIONS AND SHOULD GET BACK PAY. NOTHING MORE THEN HARASSING A EMPLOYEES TO SET A EXAMPLE. WON'T BE FUNNY WHEN SOMEONE SNAPS AND PUNCHES THE PRICK IN HIS FACE   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for N/A Posted: 02 September 2017 HUNTER IS PLAYING THE "CUSTOMERS AND THE STB" . HE REOPENED AVON TO HUMPING . AS SOON AS INDYS BACKLOGGED CARS ARE HUMPED AND SENT OUT HE WILL GET TO SWITCHING OUT THE CUSTOMERS. THEN THE CUSTOMERS WILL BE HAPPY AGAIN AND THE STB WILL BACK OFF CSX AND HUNTER. HUNTER MAY WAIT A WEEK OR TWO OR EVEN A MONTH OR TWO BUT I GUARNTEE HE WILL SHUT AVON DOWN AGAIN. THEN WE WILL REPEAT THE PROCESS AGAIN. HE WILL KEEP DOING THIS UNTIL HE SUCCEEDS. HE WAS QUOTED " I WON'T LEAVE CSX AS A FAILURE" THE ONLY WAY HE LEAVES CSX IS IF THE CSX BOARD OF DIRECTORS FIRES HIM OR HE DROPS DEAD FROM HIS HEALTH.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year Posted: 01 September 2017 Harrison was touted as a rail management genius because of his invention of a cost-cutting restructuring concept he calls “precision scheduled railroading”—which at this point appears to be neither precision, nor scheduled, nor railroading (to paraphrase Voltaire).   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 01 September 2017 The RRs always have always taken advantage whenever possible. Unions have helped so give 'em some slack but they take advantage also - if\when possible. Way too many people: employees, managers, investors, government regulators, etc., just plain suck and evidently don't have much, if any, conscience or pride.   Name: biddeal E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 01 September 2017 I haven't been out here for very long time but I've seen 3 CEOs, 4RFE, 20 or so TMs, and I quit counting assistant TMs. I don't bother even remembering their names. AND Countless Pricks using the union to become officials. All those bitches have been let go or moved on but I'm still here. All is Well in The T&E ranks. keep your mouth shut do as your told offer no suggestions make all the ot you can. This crazy oxygen deprived Mr. Ed talking to motherfucker will be gone for one reason or another before you know it. AND WE WILL STILL BE HERE AND SOME OF OUR UNION BROTHERS AND SISTERS WILL BE COLLECTING BACK PAY.   Name: Sick Out E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 01 September 2017 Sick Out Sept 2-3!!!!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year Posted: 31 August 2017 OH I GET A LUNCH.... FROM WHEN I ACTUALLY WARM OR COOK A FROZEN MEAL AND LET IT COOL A BIT..SIT DOWN.. THEN I EAT WIPE MY MOUTH OFF WITH A NAPKIN THROW OUT MY TRASH AND CLEAN UP AFTER MYSELF, I'M GETTING CALLED OUT BACK TO WORK.... TOTAL TIME ABOUT 10 TO 12 MINUTES THAT'S MY LUNCH.THEY INCLUDE TYING THE LOCOMOTIVE DOWN TESTING THE HANDBRAKE BRAKE AND TRANSIT TIME WALKING TO AND FROM CREW ROOM INCLUDED IN THE 20 MINUTES. THE TRAINMASTER WAS TOLD THIS WAS A VIOLATION OF THE CONTRACT AND HE COULD CARELESS HE WAS FUCKING HIS OWN EMPLOYEES.... WELL WHEN I AND OTHER CREWS START LAYING DOWN ON THESES HEARTLESS MANAGERS, MAYBE THEY WILL BE FIRED FOR LOW CAR COUNTS AND I WOULD CARELESS IF THEY CAN FEED THERE FAMILIES   Name: 1X E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 31 August 2017 Rd crews need to start showing up for ride at away from home terminal at on duty time. There is no way we can be required to get into company paid transportation before we are on the clock. This is one of many perks we provide the carrier for free. They want to start rushing us around then give nothing back. Some dumbass came up with the idea of letting the ym know if your not in a van or on a train within 15minutes of being on duty and give a detailed summary of why not. PSR is a sham would be the correct answer.   Name: CSX = "PAID SLAVERY " E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years Posted: 31 August 2017 12 HOUR WORK DAYS.... WHEELS MOVING 20 MINUTES AFTER YOUR START TIME... 20 MINUTE LUNCH,LUNCH STARTING RIGHT WHEN YOUR WHEELS STOP WHEN PARKING LOCOMOTIVE...... LUNCH ACTUALLY ABOUT 12 MINUTE CAUSE YOU STOP YOUR LOCOMOTIVE ,APPLY HAND BRAKE,TEST HANDBRAKE ,WALK INTO AND OUT OF CREWROOM AFTER LUNCH INCLUDED IN YOUR 20 MINUTES.....SO ABOUT 10 TO 12 LUNCH......SWITCH OUT MULTIPLE SWITCH LIST 1 AND 2 CAR CUTS AT A TIME BY YOURSELF. BITCHED AT BY TRAINMASTER, YOUR NOT BEING PRODUCTIVE ENOUGH BY HUNTER STANDARDS,EVEN THOUGH YOU NEVER BEEN YELLED AT BEFORE WITH YOUR PRODUCTION.....FINALLY MERCY ...YOU ARE TOLD TO PARK YOUR POWER FOR RELIEF...ACTUALLY NO MERCY YOU BEEN HERE 12 HOURS AND OUTLAWED ...WALK INTO CREW ROOM....TRAINMASTERS WAITING TELLING YOU TO MARKOFF TIME SLIP... NO CHANCE TO GO TAKE A PISS AND WASHUP A BIT...NO MARK OFF NOW MUST BE DONE WITHIN 15 MINUTES OF LOCOMOTIVE BEING PARKED... TOTAL ACTUAL TIME WORKED ABOUT 11 HOURS AND 15 MINUTES WITH A 12 MINUTE FUCKING LUNCH..... 11 HOURS AND 15 MINUTES WORKED AND 12 MINUTE LUNCH... THIS IS NOTHING MORE THAN "PAID SLAVERY"   Name: watching E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years Posted: 31 August 2017 ALERT! ALERT! ALERT! IT'S TOO QUIET! No media reports of the STB going after HH. No yards closed. No jobs cut in large masses in week. HH actually admitting he made mistakes(old switch and bait trick) Stock markets quiet. No reviews. It's just to quiet. No post from customers on this site. No crews reporting where cars are sitting out. BE WARNED! It's just to quiet. Every good soldier knows when the top brass gets quiet and disappears and the doors are closed something is being planned. Pay attention. LISTEN! Watch the actions of your supervisors. This is the calm before the storm. Expect the paper work to start rolling out. Expect policy changes for the crews. Your union reps better be on red alert and ready to react. PAY ATTENTION CLOSELY!   Name: Sick Out Sept. 2-3 E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years Posted: 29 August 2017 Sick Out Sept. 2-3, pass it on.   Name: 1X E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 29 August 2017 Here is a thought. How about knowing the meaning of the entire contract BEFORE BOX CAR WILLIE SIGNS IT.   Name: 1X E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 29 August 2017 not paying our valid claims is a breach of contract.   Name: 1X E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 29 August 2017 https://www.ble-t.org/pr/news/headline.asp?id= 160 TRAINS CANCELLED OR DELAYED BECAUSE OF PSR. GET SOME OUR CONTRACTS ARE BREACHED EVERYDAY!   Name: 1X E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 29 August 2017 Amtrak spokesman Marc Magliari said CSX is violating its agreements by failing to allow passenger trains to operate on-time on the Hoosier State, Cardinal and other lines on which Amtrak trains use CSX tracks. GET SOME OUR CONTRACTS ARE BREACHED EVERYDAY!   Name: CSX RR worker E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 28 August 2017 So Mr. Harrison, As it is my opinion that your big ego has you monitoring this site from time to time, and YES even replying once in a while. I have some questions for you? 1. As I have noticed that you like to play the big hero that will take on all those BIG LAZY T&E GUYS that are making it so hard for the railroads to make a profit. What then? When you come into a terminal and all the guys are just ordinary hardworking guys, trying to provide for their families. And they are not trying to resist your Precision Railroading Masterplan? As it is my experience that most of the guys ARE hardworking and are not looking for a fight as you so often try to portray us as. Why do you still bully everyone around? Believe it or not many of your changes have been applauded by the rank and file. The firing of wave after wave of useless managers, that knew nothing about railroading, whom only skills were to fire every railroad worker that they could, for bullshit rule violations. We loved that! Getting rid of cumbersome rules that truly DID NOT make anthing safer. Just appeared to make things safe. Good Job Mr. Harrison! 2. So then if you are truly dedicated to making this a better more profitable company. Why all the hostility towards the workers? Common sense and logic says that a business whose workers are against it is doomed to fail or at best, have marginal success. Most of us are stock holders as well, and have every interest in seeing this company succeed. Surely a man who rose up through the ranks should have some sympathy for the worker bees themselves. Furthermore just look at what happened after you left CP Rail. Keith Creel put out an olive branch out to to the rank and file, and asked them to work with him. Can't we just all get along? 3. How are we supposed to support you and your endeavours when we hear from our counterparts on your former railroads, that you disrespected their contracts, broke labor laws, disregarded safety, treated customers poorly, fired employees who merely questioned those things which they had been taught to question their whole lives. If you have an employee who wants the best for this company, and they question that which seems absurd or counterproductive why are you so quick to cast them off? Or do you just want mindless drones that will never question a bad idea? I would like to think that you learned lessons from your previous endeavors, and that you are going to do better this time. But the current state of affairs seems to suggest that you just want chaos and disorder. And that you really don't seem to have any real action plan, that is different from anything that we have seen before. Not to be overly critical, but we employees would like to do our jobs to the best of our abilities without having come to work feeling threatened every day. Is it so hard to treat us decently. Being chased out to our yard jobs within the first 5 minutes of work, not even giving us a reasonable amount of time to eat our lunchs in peace? I've seen minimum wage warehouse workers treated better than this. We are human beings Mr. Harrison! Not to mention we ARE NOT valueless employees that can be shrugged off like an old food wrapper. A basic trainmans training is over 30,000.00. For an Engineer it's more like 100.000.00. It's literally like training a Doctor or Lawyer and then firing them just as fast as you can. Mr. Harrison, I urge you to rethink your attitudes toward the hardworking men and women of CSX. We would like to be part of a team with common goals! Not the enemy you erroneously think we are.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year Posted: 28 August 2017 Anyone notice they started rehumping at avon??? The asshole admitted in a article that "it may have been a mistake shutting the hump down at avon" I nearly fell out of my chair, when I read that. The hollyNess godfather admitted that he made a railroad mistake!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Engine repair, for 30+ years Posted: 28 August 2017 Maybe they could hold the special Olympics in Nashville then... BUT that would give the other special needs people a bad name if you put the csx retards in the same group.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 28 August 2017 No one should expect the media, government agencies, politicians, the populace, to be on your side - UNLESS catastrophic accident(s) occur -- and if/when that should happen then there'll be even more regulations and rules for workers to adhere to. This is year 2017 and many people think RR employees already have good pay & benefits. Doesn't matter if all the work circumstances and conditions are known by some. Yes - you can claim contract violations - depending on the particular situation, and yeah, you'll wait for retribution. Lead a wildcat strike? Do so without much support, if any, and hide from federal marshals. Things will get better. Harrison will fail.   Name: snafu/fubar the 30th E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 28 August 2017 you guys are pushed at the breaking point now. a walk out strike needs to happen now. ol' ehh will need double o2 then and more bp/heart meds. the donald will raise hell for a couple of days but he'll get over it. maybe then the damned csx will take your grievances seriously and do better and the same for your weak ass unions.maybe they'll take things seriously too and do their job you guys pay them for.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years Posted: 28 August 2017 Hey listen "I'M FREE" if they won't let you quit, just fuck with them and mark off sick then mark up ... miss call and shit.. accumulate points and make them spend 27.50 on registered letters 3 or 4 times.go to the investigation the tell them all to go fuck off you quit and walk ou!!!!I ENVY YOU BEING ABLE TO QUIT!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Car repair, for Less than 1 year Posted: 27 August 2017 It's time the union does its job.... time to organize wildcat strikes around the system.... first conductors walk out of let's say terminal A on let's say Monday.... then conductors walk out on Wednesday at terminal B....... then engineers walk out of terminal C on Saturday..... and so on and so on.... when is the BLET AND THE UTU gona say this is enough... bad enough we don't have a national contract going on a couple years now and now put up with this old fuck not honoring any of the current contract.wildcat strikes timed out across the system would shut the system down.   Name: FLOORED! E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 1-10 years Posted: 27 August 2017 RAILROAD SAVIORS POST If you haven't read the interview that Fortune magazine did with Harrison I suggest you do. A link was provided on this site for you to view it. The article is very lengthy but there are numerous messages through out it that send very strong and disturbing messages. Most arrogant messages: "I know how to run a railroad. I wrote the handbook! I ain't leavin a failure." Most disturbing message: "Cultures change one FUNERAL at a time." Then he emphasizes the importance of detoxing the culture by WEEDING OUT the non believers. This comment is almost understandable after reading that his father was a traveling preacher after he retired. Not hard to figure out where this mentality comes from. Reverend Harrison had spoken and is telling you he will rid his house of the non believers. Harrison mentions several times his plans to making csx great and making the investors and stockholder rich. He talks of reductions in Locomotives, cars, switching equipment , etc, etc, etc. but not once did he have the backbone to say he would reduce the workforce and put people out of work. He mentions disruption to customers and some casualties to their service but nothing as to the amount of people he would be putting on the street. When he was asked how he felt about the comments that people were saying that CSX is a spaghetti network and his plan would not work as it did with his other railroads his comment was. "I'll eat the spaghetti!" READ THE INTERVIEW. FORGET ALL THE CRAP YOU HEAR! You want to see where this mans mind is at read it. We are dealing with a lot of issues here. All I can say is good luck to management. They are going to need it! Reverend Harrison has spoken!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: CSX Customer, for N/A Posted: 27 August 2017 Maybe this fucker needs to sleep with one eye open!!!!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years Posted: 26 August 2017 CSX Corporation (Nasdaq:CSX) will participate in a public proceeding with the Surface Transportation Board to update the federal agency on steps it is taking to correct service problems. Rail shippers and other stakeholders will also get a chance to inform the agency about the effects of service problems they have experienced with CSX. The proceeding will take place on Sept. 12 at 9:30 a.m. at the STB's office in Washington, D.C. It might be a decent idea to try and get as many of us to this meeting as possible. If it is made clear that Hunter Harrison has enabled this unsafe culture at CSX he might be removed faster. At the very least it would be terrible PR for them as all the comments would be public record. I don't know how many boys we got up in Washington but every little bit counts.   Name: Railroad Savior E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 1-10 years Posted: 26 August 2017 In case you haven't already read this absolutely nauseating trash about our "72 year old railroad savior" from fortune magazine: http://fortune.com/2017/08/24/csx-hunter-harrison-trains/   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years Posted: 26 August 2017 You can find anything on the Internet if you look for it ...anyone can and that's a problem for everybody's privacy .not to hard at all. For all I know that might be a address to a kick ass Chinese food restaurant.   Name: / E-mail: Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 10-20 years Posted: 25 August 2017 FACTS! Cut of cars ran out of newly revamped yard(state street) set up for flat switching. No protection for run out cars was installed to protect main line. The crew DID NOT run into the cars as being reported by the news stations. The crew was given enough warning to get off the locomotives before they were hit. Facts, not fiction. Thank god the dispatchers were quick on their feet and were able to tell the crew to get off otherwise they could have been seriously hurt. No one seems to know why the news media are reporting this as the train ran into the cut of cars. This is not true.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years Posted: 25 August 2017 Roll out at state street yard No main line protection. See news coverage. Engines and cars trashed. Luckily crew is not injured. Safety for crews on the back burner.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 10-20 years Posted: 25 August 2017 https://www.bizjournals.com/jacksonville/news/2017/08/25/federal-agency-summons-csx-for-public-hearings.html?ana=yahoo&yptr=yahoo   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 20-30 years Posted: 24 August 2017 Where are hunter harrison plain clothed goon squad henchman currently located? last heard they were in Cleveland heading east?this is info that should be passes along . Heard not to have your cellphone out unless your off the clock regardless if on break or not, don't read newspapers, or be smoking where your not suppose to be. They are firing people on the spot.   Name: SAW IT/READ IT E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 24 August 2017 Brilliant YOU COULDNT BE MORE WRONG! I guess you never got to read the training manual that came out for the southern region managers during Michael Wards reign. The class room training was set up to teach the managers how to pick out their problem employees and how to set up a communication network with other divisions to let them know when their targets where in the area so they could be ready for their arrival and be ready to targeted. When it fell into the hands of subordinates outside of the classrooms it was brought to Michael Wards attention and of course he denied he knew anything about it. Did his blow hard apology and the stalking training was ordered to cease. Memos were circulated within the departments. I'm guessing this memo that is out is one that is set up the same way. Just like the internal memo that was sent to all managers at the beginning of the new CEO's reign that made it very clear if they took a sick day they better be in the emergency room. If they weren't they could look for a job somewhere else. Only comment for that action is "WOW!" If southend has seen this memo or knows who has then all parties better be getting on the phones to their Union International offices and start putting the word out. Blatant stalking and harassment of employee's just to get failures is not just a violation of the ethics policy but it is against the law. This happened several years ago when CSX was screaming down the throats of field managers to up the failure rates. A form was provided by the unions for the members to fill out and submit when they were given excessive failures and felt they were being followed/stalked on a regular basis. It might be time to recirculate this old form. PEOPLE...Our industry is federally regulated but it IS NOT Federally owned and operated. CSX must follow all state and federal laws as well as your union agreements. Any time you are assessed any discipline for failures this goes into your employee history and impacts your employment with the company. Unjust and unwarranted failures and discipline is not a laughing matter. Stalking an employee is AGAINST THE LAW. READ YOUR NEW IDPAP POLICY. SYSTEM NOTICE 103 Dated July 7th, 2017 PAGE 2 LAST PARAGRAPH READS: MANAGERS WILL RETAIN THE DISCRETION TO HANDLE APPROPRIATE NON-CRITICAL MATTERS THROUGH INFORMAL COACHING! What does this mean? What is APPROPRIATE non critical? Who gets to decide if an incident is minor and doesn't warrant anything other than a coaching? These are questions you should be asking your Union representative and getting answers to NOW! Have they provided you with a list of what they feel is minor. Not having a side shield because you lost one while working does not warrant a failure. Not having your lantern on while its still bright enough to walk but close enough to listed times does not warrant a failure. Coaching is the only action warranted and only if the employee had reasonable time to correct the situation. In partII/Major offenses there is a very disturbing action listed that leaves the door wide open for interpretation. Example 14-significant loss or damage to equipment or property. Is this monetary amount the same as the FRA guidelines for damage during accidents or is this an amount the company wants to pull out of their hat. There are many unanswered questions to this policy that your union representation needs to address. Get with your reps and start getting list and answers . If you sit on your butts and do nothing then you will have a long fight to clean up your employee records when you get picked as a target and little minor things are considered violations that should have called for coaching. DONT BE NAIVE! The extreme stalking and failure rates have always been part of the company plan. They took a stand down when the heat just got too hot and the cost of investigations began to sky rocket. Questions were starting to pile up as to why so many csx employees were unable to follow the rules and why was it happening. Was their training plan a failure? Were the managers to blame? Now they have a new sheriff in town and it is real easy to blame all the sudden changes on him. Not all the changes are because of the new CEO. This is an opportunity to bring out policy changes they always wanted to but couldn't because they ran out of people to pin it on. GET WITH YOUR UNION REPS!   Name: birdwatcher E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 1-10 years Posted: 24 August 2017 Gory CSX Train Accident Linked To Solar Eclipse http://www.newschannel5.com/news/newschannel-5-investigates/gory-csx-train-accident-linked-to-solar-eclipse   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year Posted: 24 August 2017 @ South end Where did this come from? Why is the southern region excluded? Does this apply to the Engineering department as well? Please elaborate. Thank you in advance.   Name: Southend E-mail: Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 1-10 years Posted: 24 August 2017 Harassment and intimidation ramping up, Next phase of Harrison's world starting up. If the below is true, all of us will be at step 1 in the non major category of IDPAP, and can be terminated for a second "offense" for same rule in three years. This way any t&e can be fired at any time for the most minor of things, excerpt from southern region: TO:ALL FIELD MANAGERS TO FURTHER ENHANCE AND LEVERAGE DISCIPLINE FOR OPERATIONAL PERFORMANCE AND SAFETY: MANAGERS ARE NOT TO BE IN THE TOWERS OR SITTING DOWN ANYWHERE, THEY WILL BE OUTSIDE OPERATIONAL TESTING EMPLOYEES ON A CONSTANT BASIS. EVERY EMPLOYEE MUST HAVE A TEST FAILURE BY THE END OF SEPTEMBER. IF AN EMPLOYEE IN YOUR AREA OF RESPONSIBILTY DOES NOT HAVE A FAILURE BY THEN, THEY WILL MEET WITH THEIR SUPERINTENDENT. WHO WILL COACH THEM, AND PUT MANAGER ON PROBATION FOR 60 DAYS. AFTER THIS 60 DAYS IF ALL EMPLOYEES UNDER A MANAGER'S RESPONSIBILITY DO NOT HAVE A FAILURE, THE MANAGER WILL BE TERMINATED.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 24 August 2017 Supposedly the FRA are working with Google, Apple, and other computer map providers to better tag RR crossings so drivers note their existence on their computer screens.   Name: HPU Alumni E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year Posted: 23 August 2017 hunter Harrison is my best friend. I like to smoke crack with him.   Name: NOT FOOLED E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 23 August 2017 USA USA/Manager/mole GO AWAY POSER! What topic was posted that made the big boys in Jacksonville squirm a little. Only reason you came out from under your rock. Was it the topic on Hawthorne yard being closed after all the work that was done for nothing???? Everything had to go back to AVON to get at least half the crap back on track. Now do us a favor and go back and ask your boss what they are going to do about all the industries in Crawfordsville Indiana that haven't had a switch in over a week. Guessing they are calling the trucking companies about now! Rumor has it the NS is going to take over the steel plant(SDI) and Nucor as well. Have track rights and can do so. Going to give all that business to the NS now. There goes more CSX jobs! NS is stock piling and buying up stock left and right. Cleaning house. Ask them if they are planning on selling off the Greatlakes division. That should keep you busy for awhile!   Name: Eugene E-mail: oxygenPlz..com Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year Posted: 23 August 2017 Many unfounded and grossly exaggerated statements have been going around. They seem to place the blame of CSX's downfall directly on me. I only accept praises when CSX is doing well. When the company is doing great that's because of me and only me. The company is really sucking ass now. It all falls on T&E they don't want to play nice. They're making fun of my precision rr and even lower level managers are making fun of my oxygen tank. That's not being nice. I only use it every once in while and when I visit the gay brothels. I came up with new metrics with the help of my horse Mr.Ed that will show everyone that PRR model can't fail. PRR is more than making three wittle trains into one really big one,leaving cars for weeks at a time in between point,trashing chairs, no nap times for you sorry sobs, shutting proven hump yards down, Ripping up tracks, selling off property,making trainmasters suck my ding aling, making tMastes play cab driver,laying off managers, laying off maintenance men, firing off T&E with insubordination for any reason, moving dispatchers back to Jaxville, placing the blame other than where it belongs, and you sorry fuckers will water those foreign line locos I've been paying my idiot brother in law to rent. PRR is much much more than this. P.S. I'm going to pay you fuckers by the hour   Name: buyer E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 23 August 2017 Relators CSX Hawthorne yard in Indianapolis located off of Emerson Avenue is now shut down after thousands were poured into it for repairs and upgrades to the tracks, walking stones, switches and buildings. The upgrades makes it perfect for purchase if your wanting to start something small. Have heard the INRD railroad is looking to work out a deal. CSX owns around 82% of the INRD so it would make sense to keep it in house and profit share but the door is still open for negotiations. Wouldn't hurt to check it out.   Name: h E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year Posted: 23 August 2017 another grossly exaggerated statement https://www.trainorders.com/discussion/warning.php?forum_id=1&url=https%3A%2F%2Fconsumerist.com%2F2017%2F08%2F22%2Ffreight-train-delays-arent-endangering-supplies-of-pringles-and-fries-yet%2F   Name: H E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year Posted: 22 August 2017 http://www.jconline.com/story/money/2017/08/22/feds-give-csx-until-thursday-fix-problems-accelerate-amtrak-delays/590757001/ Another grossly exaggerated statement!   Name: OTD E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 22 August 2017 HH has developed new metrics to confuse and mislead https://www.csx.com/index.cfm/customers/performance-measures/methodology/   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 22 August 2017 Very few managers and I mean very few. Could do a carmen's job. Most managers have no formal education, trade skills or military experience. Some sorry sob that used the Union for a stepping stone.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 22 August 2017 RR jobs cut/slashed? Employees are expensive, ie: not just wages but also healthcare insurance, RR Retirement, etc. Of course RR big shots want to reduce those costs -- although a BOD member probably earns 6 figures a year or better for not a whole lot of time involved. It sucks. 'Bout gonna take a revolution is this country to change things.   Name: Hunter Harrison E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year Posted: 22 August 2017 I don't like fries anyway. Fuck'em E.H.H.   Name: bullwinkle the doofy moose E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 22 August 2017 read the post of "busy otr driver, thanks to csx". apparently ups has told csx to kiss their ass, pulled their intermodal trailers and has went to truckers and others who can run their freight to its destination without the bs of precision railroading.fed ex probably pulled their business too and many other shippers whose loads are time sensitive, yesterday now, new york minute, etc. we all figuired that would happen. hh will keep on, csx will lose more business including the intermodals. these guys can't afford to wait on csx to pull the finger out of their ass. time is money to them. we all know ups and fedex are very time sensitive businesses. they handle most everything that comes to small businesses to large industries.example would be a time sensitive shipment of a computer part or a plc unit badly needed to resume a plant's operation, down, money lost, people sent home for lack of work waiting on that crucial part or plc to resume production. hh precision railroading problems screw these folks.this even affects ebay and amazon shipments by ups/fedex, smart post,etc and your ground shipment package your looking for is delayed. they are not going to tolerate delays.the small business is screwed when their ups shipments of merchandise is delayed. the clincher will be a military shipment , time sensitive, doesn't arrive on time due to csx bs. the feds will be in this wanting a chunk of somebodies ass for the delay namely hunter harrison.the lost business may not come back to csx ever. csx will fold like a sorry poker hand. maybe the bastard harrison will be happy then unless he is in dirt nap mode at that time. its not the fault of the t&e folks but the sorry management above you.   Name: h E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year Posted: 22 August 2017 https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=3&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwibi4HUvOvVAhXM34MKHY7GCCEQqUMILzAC&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.wsj.com%2Farticles%2Fwaiting-for-a-train-epic-csx-traffic-jam-sows-chaos-from-coal-to-french-fries-1503417959&usg=AFQjCNHmXJ4v7v_N2hxCtUnJbWxguysfuQ Another grossly exaggerated statement   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 22 August 2017 Supposedly, according to Jerusalem On Line news, Al Quida are starting to emphasize attacks against trains in Europe and the US. They usually think of trains as Passenger Trains, but who knows? FWIW.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years Posted: 21 August 2017 Sure hope the Busy OTR Driver poster is better at driving/hualing/towing freight than he/she is as writing. Jesus. Don't know if I'd want to be on the same roadways and sure as heck don't want my wife and kids out there either. Already have enough to worry about.   Name: A Busy OTR Driver thanks to CS E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 21 August 2017 Thanks to CSX right now I am running UPS trailers between Chicago and Boston for enough money that well I am thinking about a new truck by the end of the freaking year it will be a glider kit since I do not run CA anyway. UPS hired about 100 Owner Ops over Teamster objections and we are independent contractors for them via their UPS Freight division is how they did it. However all I have been pulling for the last month running team is UPS Big Brown boxes from their Willow Springs facility to Boston or other points in the NE as fast and myself and my teammate and our HOS will freaking allow it. UPS is paying for all tolls we get meaning IN OH NY MA PA hell anywhere the state charges to use the roads over the fuel tax they are paying for it. Why they terminated all UPS contracts with CSX and now need to move all their own stuff so they are short. So drivers that can move them fast aka teams are raking in the money for a while. Thank you EHH for screwing up one of the best business deals in the history of Railroading by running UPS off the railroad on the East Coast. Now to grab my next load East and haul butt back to Beantown. We both needed a reset on hours 70 hours in 6 days killed our log books so we took 2 days off at home. However that almost 30 large in the bank this week will look nice on the books.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 21 August 2017 Well, the major shareholders wanted a change and the Board Of Directors supported it. The ol' CSX that was loved/hated is probably gone. Hasn't been that long yet since headhunter took over. We'll see - time will tell. If thinking government agencies will be of much help regarding all the complaints - give that up account those outfits can/may come down hard on the little guy employee but usually kiss big business butt. Good luck to all.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years Posted: 21 August 2017 https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=3&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwj62qvM6ejVAhVh6IMKHTfGAccQqUMILzAC&url=https%3A%2F%2Fseekingalpha.com%2Farticle%2F4100617-csx-high-priced-ceo-comes-short&usg=AFQjCNEjo8a7jmCf1YHuGfLsaeJO_nYU6A Everyone knows that Precision RR is a sham. Evelyn can blame anyone or everyone. The blame rest on Evelyn's shoulders and all his yes men. The last few days I worked. I've heard tm, ym and dispatchers all making fun of this madman's insanity. Where I'm from we now stage autoracks for weeks at a time before they're picked up. One train sets off blocking the main and siding and about a week or so later another train blocks the main and siding to pick up. There are over a 100 racks sitting in an interchange. About 100miles from where they're original picked up. That's all for now I have to take a precision shit.   Name: But E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 21 August 2017 We can't strike because of disruption of commerce but Eugene can pull this insanity!   Name: I GET IT E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 20 August 2017 BRAIN DEAD T&E When are you going to wake up and GET IT! If I see one more post about HH and his greed agenda I'm going to puke! Wake the hell up and use your heads. This IS NOT ABOUT MONEY! This guy has more money than he knows what to do with. This is about power. This is about EGO! This is about doing one last stand before he dies or retires. Which ever come first doesn't matter. He is going to be buried with a tomb stone that says....."Here lays the greatest CEO in the world!" The only CEO who could turn several dying railroads around and make them profitable for everyone! A man who came in and took charge of a large class 1 railroad and made it great! Showed everyone how smart he was and showed everyone they were wrong and he was right. THE KING OF THE RAILROAD. HIS NAME IN THE HISTORY BOOKS. I MADE CSX THE GREATEST! What it wont say is he was a 72 year old man dragging around an oxygen tank and popping blood clot and blood pressure medicine and sadly grasping at his last attempt of fame and glory. A man who wasted his last years alive on this earth trying to show everyone how wrong they were and went to his grave doing it. You cant compete with that kind of crazy old man conviction. You can only make it more complicated for him by standing your ground and filing complaints every time he breaks federal laws and violates your agreements. Violations of OSHA. Violations of the EEOC. Safety standards set by the USDOT. Take pictures. Tape record if necessary. Circulate copies to outside parties any memo that orders unsafe work practices. This man wants to win his crown dead or alive. That my friends makes him very unstable and unpredictable. Hope your Local chairman are getting their butts in gear. Their jobs are under attack as well.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 20 August 2017 Railway Age Magazine - May read / see articles concerning shipper's complaints. However, that rag is, & has always been, pro company, pro RR, & anti employee\worker.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 20 August 2017 Haha told y'all , cry babies   Name: Honest Abe E-mail: Employed as: M of W, for 1-10 years Posted: 19 August 2017 I read a comment that someone was looking for a/any journalist' email. Well if you've ever read an entire article, you would have seen the journalist's contact info at the end of his/her article. They rely on YOUR information to make a living. It's never difficult to find a reporter. If you want to speak to a journalist, DO IT, but be honest and fair. CSX fired another 765 employees between June and July. How many more good people can we lose?   Name: Railway age E-mail: Letitbeknown.com Employed as: M of W, for 20-30 years Posted: 19 August 2017 RAILWAY AGE MAGAZINE Staff Publisher Jonathan Chalon jchalon@sbpub.com Editor-in-Chief William C. Vantuono wvantuono@sbpub.com Engineering Editor Mischa Wanek-Libman mischa@sbpub-chicago.com International Editor David Briginshaw db@railjournal.com Creative Director Wendy Williams wwilliams@sbpub.com Marketing Manager Erica Hayes ehayes@sbpub.com Corporate Production Director Mary Conyers mconyers@sbpub.com Circulation Director Maureen Cooney mcooney@sbpub.com Administrative Assistant Mary Conyers mconyers@sbpub.com Let's keep the pot stirring! The customer's and public need to know what is really going on.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 19 August 2017 to "blank" post of 19 aug 17 and "smarter than you" post of 19 aug 17 get your heads out of your ass and smell the coffee. you sound like management cocksuckers. just a matter of time before you screw up and get pulled out of service for a violation of rules. quit sucking harrison's dick,playing with his nuts and mind your own damn business. your a boil on the companies ass.we have a right to object to hh bullshit. remember that.make sure you turn up the bastards oxygen when he comes.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years Posted: 19 August 2017 http://fingfx.thomsonreuters.com/gfx/rngs/CSX-CEO/010050FX11D/Final%20Board%20STB%20Letter%208-14-2017(posting).pdf   Name: Another one rides the bus E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 30+ years Posted: 18 August 2017 Someone has to have an email of one of the magazines journalists. This info needs to be heard. This is beyond unethical and beyond inhumane treatment of employees and customers. How is this legal in this country??   Name: Another one rides the bus E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 30+ years Posted: 18 August 2017 A few months ago they sent one of our trainmasters to Avon, then we got a guy from connelsville. Then our train master of 5 years quit and bought a coffee shop about 3 weeks ago, so he's gone. Then the guy from connelsville slipped and fell last week, he got hurt and is gone, then the guy that they replaced him with, a former trainmaster of ours, had a stroke 2 days ago. He's gone. Then they sent a guy from Ashtabula yesterday morning.. he's out of service already for chest pains. He's gone. Not sure who the next one is or is going to be. I'm sure the railroad will be running smooth any day now. These are just bumps in the road, right? You can't make this stuff up!   Name: hunterhater E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 1-10 years Posted: 18 August 2017 Hunter Harrison's Canadian Pacific Railway: "What a way to Run a railroad" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KmPm6Fpd0ic spread the word about this turd.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: M of W, for Less than 1 year Posted: 18 August 2017 Email him at doubleHfarm@gmail.com   Name: Greedyoldman72 E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years Posted: 18 August 2017 This old fuck and his wife owns and runs "Double H Farms" wellington florida. Show horse breeding and stables. Go to there Web site and see how he's spending his money ...or the money he is making on our blood and sweat   Name: Backpusher E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 18 August 2017 Well mr. Harrison, now you're saying the customers are "grossly" over exaggerating? We see their freight sitting in sidings for a week, sitting in yards for 10 days, we tie trains down because you're out of people everywhere while you continue to cut our pools and eliminate our jobs. Eliminated utility employees system wide, but you'll want the same work out of us without them, even though it was already not enough with them there. Don't work more than 8 hours though... It's not going to work, you're going down in flames. Thanks for fucking us, our families, our customers, their businesses, our towns. I hope you get enough money for yourself you greedy sack of emphysema.   Name: Better off E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 17 August 2017 For those worried about losing their job.... I lost mine, after many, many f--king years at that damn railroad, I'm gone. All those worried about what to do, if it happens to you, well here you go: States, counties, cities, and industries serviced by CSX know what he's doing. They feel for you, on many levels. If you do loose you're job, you will have about five job offers in a week or two, I did. In the interview, explain what happened. Believe me, many will already have knowledge of what's going on. With jaws dropped, they can't believe what this greedy bastard is doing, the job offer follows shortly there after. Here's why, the employer knows that if you put up with CSX, and Hunter Harrison, you can handle anything. So no worries about you're family starving, mine is better off. Some day in the near future, you will probably have the opportunity to return to the railroad, if you choose. Cause no RR can run like this, mass hiring will take place, and you have the experience. So worry not, Hunter will be gone or dead, in hell, soon enough! Take care guys! Good luck! I do miss the guys at CSX, they were good people, but I don't miss the railroad!!!   Name: homer j simpson E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 17 August 2017 i read the posts you csx folks post everyday.although i am a member of the general public,i can understand what y'all are going thru these days with that sob, hunter harrison at the wheel and his asinine ways such as "precision railroading"and ass kissers who probably hope to suck his dick one day.(turn up the oxygen,johnny i'm gonna come now) what a load of bs.he's got you folks job scared to the point of"not knowing whether to shit or blind".he and your supervisiors making up rule changes on the fly and y'all get nailed for petty bs as a result.(i don't blame the immediate supervisors as much as the upper level of the food chain as they are stuck in the middle pressured and threatened with being fired constantly to follow orders from above.they have usually worked your job in years past and know how you feel stuck in a shitty situation.) i've never worked the railroad but have friends who has.i attended the 1 day orientation for new applicants with southern railway in 1976( norfolk southern predecessor) and the no schedule/call in, 90 min notice and living and dying by the phone, leaving a trail of call back numbers,pre pager and cell phone days and seeing the railroad as a god not to be defied did not appeal to me.i found employment in a chemical plant that paid good like the railroad without the bs. i read the post from"radio"dated today 17 aug 2017 about hendricks county, indiana ref csx former customers willing to hire furloughed csx folks. it is admirable in the sense that they are not blaming the rank and file employees for their csx shipping troubles but the management including that cocksucker and oxygen gulping bastard,hunter harrison.i don't even work for csx but just looking at his damn picture pisses me off.i'd buck up on him too. i would recommend y'all check out the jobs and take them. probably a lot less stress and you can get your rest with a predictable schedule.if you can survive csx,you can get thru anything else in this life and add years to your life. your families would like having you home more.if your close to retirement, i would say try to ride it out and get your retirement benefit. since coal is going down, the railroad industry will continue to cut jobs and not recall low seniority folks.hunter harrison will continue to ass rape csx,lose most customers until csx folds like a sorry poker hand. you have to provide for your families and be prepared to do the same.i would sell off your csx stock if you have any and bank the money for a rainy day.   Name: RADIO E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years Posted: 17 August 2017 To furloughed Employees Today it was announced by radio that Hendricks County (Indiana) has stepped up to help out the employees of CSX that have lost work at the Avon rail yard. They have a website you can go to that list jobs available in Hendricks County.. The county announcement also stated that several customers that CSX services are offering job positions to the CSX employees who lost their jobs. It is admirable that customers are offering employment to people who have not been able to serve them and have not been able to give them any explanations as to why they haven't. It was also stated that CSX would not give any information as to the future operating plans for the Avon rail yard. Now is the time to take advantage of these offers. Don't let them pass you by. Hendricks county is willing to help those who have lost work. Maybe more counties will step in after the announcement on the radio.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 10-20 years Posted: 17 August 2017 CSX is slowing down to a crawl. The Nashville service lane is all jacked up. Cars sit for days as Misc. in yards and from no where we send them out. No true destination just running them up and down the rail. This is fact I see it first hand and participate in conference calls. This is madness.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 17 August 2017 Pretty good anonymous - The Interstate Commerce Commission was established in 1887. Many RR people today don't know that there wasn't always an FRA, which is a branch of the US DOT. Prior to 1966, the ICC was the regulating government agency.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years Posted: 17 August 2017 https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=3&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwjV4LSwz97VAhVG0YMKHSDvCi0QqUMIMzAC&url=http%3A%2F%2Fca.reuters.com%2Farticle%2FbusinessNews%2FidCAKCN1AX1VL-OCABS&usg=AFQjCNEiQ9m4_ERvyIlSAfiRMGuZEVE54Q Eugene is full of shit   Name: anonymous E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years Posted: 17 August 2017 President Rutherford B. Hayes almost a decade before railroads were first regulated by Congress in 1887: “Shall the railroads govern the country, or shall the people govern the railroads?”   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years Posted: 17 August 2017 Someone needs to find out where this fucking old prick lives....,city and address. Post it for every one to see !!! Better yet get a Google earth photo of the mansion.   Name: Dirk Diggler E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 17 August 2017 All, Even those that will eat a dick, this guy is a nightmare. Get ready, the worse is yet to come!!!!Believe me, it hasn't got bad yet, It will. So either find a new job, or eat a dick! That's the choice!!!   Name: Brown E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 16 August 2017 Somebody You're spot on brother.   Name: Yak E-mail: Employed as: Brakeman, for 10-20 years Posted: 16 August 2017 https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=85&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwi9tqOB-NzVAhWB8YMKHT8_AQs4UBAWCDwwBA&url=https%3A%2F%2Fglobenewswire.com%2Fnews-release%2F2017%2F08%2F16%2F1086654%2F0%2Fen%2FCSX-Corporation-Announces-2017-Analyst-and-Investor-Conference.html&usg=AFQjCNEXfpteWxWXNc77ofl06yYsnJ4RGg   Name: Retired Now E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 16 August 2017 Safety First? Don't see many posts concerning safety issues. The vast majority of the posts in every forum on this website anymore are in reference to all the changes taking place. Personal injury counts up? We ALL are aware of what can/may happen to an employee that reports an on-the-job injury. The RRs always threw a fit if/when someone got hurt - to them, regardless of what happened it was always the injured person's fault. Unions & FELA Attorneys are no doubt willing to assist but...... No help from the US or State Governments should be expected - not with the regimes in place at present. Good luck to everyone.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 10-20 years Posted: 16 August 2017 UP https://finance.yahoo.com/news/union-pacific-lays-off-500-133540326.html?.tsrc=applewf   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year Posted: 16 August 2017 2017 Analyst and Investor Conference There will be a lot of dick sucking going on   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for 1-10 years Posted: 16 August 2017 Hunter wants 750 t&e furloughed before September to meet Q3 numbers and another 500 by October 31st. Cutting most utility jobs and not allowing extra jobs effective yesterday.   Name: Nobody E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 16 August 2017 On hold for whatever, c'mon man, call your bank, or call the electric company, that's not an unreasonable time to hold, you're just impatient. The only reason you held for the second 20 minutes is because you hung up and cried about it. Sure something may be going on, but really? It's all about me and they need to answer my call because I'm important. And to the engineer looking for a bonus, I'm sure you'd sign your best friends job away for a few bucks. Our company is collapsing and you're worried about a bonus. They aren't giving you a bonus. They'll say they are restructuring. They don't even want to give you your wages, let alone a bonus.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 16 August 2017 The more crazy shit I read about csx since H. I see my potential bonus going down the drain fast. I'm sick of all these ceo in The U.S getting overpaid for no results. Run a money making company in the ground and those bitches still get paid. 'We can't be having dead weight everyone must pull their own.' said H What a Joke! This wacko will run a monopoly in the ground. I've always said Donald Duck could be ceo of csx and it would still be successful but I guess H isn't the business man Donald is. All you yes men are as guilty has H is.   Name: Jay E-mail: Employed as: Brakeman, for 30+ years Posted: 15 August 2017 H's spokesman is named Doolittle. I bet he believes Mr.Ed too.   Name: E-mail: Onborrowdtme.com Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 15 August 2017 Just heard from a reliable source. Eugene is getting all his precision RRing methods from one of his horses. I was told the horses name is Mr. Ed So this all makes sense now.   Name: By the balls E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 1-10 years Posted: 15 August 2017 http://jacksonville.com/business/2017-08-15/problems-persist-federal-regulators-want-more-details-csx Squeeeze....h.h. doesn't have a clue what hes doing tomorrow. Goodluck hoss. Better your get your precision bullshitting together.   Name: E-mail: hrryneedoxygencom Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 15 August 2017 Its called precision Railroading dumbass! Close those fucking no good Hump yards! EH Fire those fuckers! EH Cut those lazy fuckers! EH Idle those fuckers! EH Rent foreign Locos! EH I don't need oxygen all the time! EH It's pushback by the troops! EH WHAT CAN WE DO TO CLEAR THIS SHIT UP IN A HURRY? EH Open up hump yards! Yellow Hat Call up all those laid off men! Yellow Hat Bring our locos back! Yellow Hat Fire your dumbass! Yellow Hat   Name: E-mail: Employed as: CSX Customer, for N/A Posted: 15 August 2017 So what the heck is happening internally that provoked the reopening of the Avon hump? I figured that EHH would rather eat his own arm than reopen a hump. I bet those were interesting conversations, leading up to this.   Name: Railroad buddy E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year Posted: 14 August 2017 Funny story here un louisville head hunter raises the speed in tje terminal to 20 mph with notifying the fra, well someone must have told on him because the fra came to town pulled tracks out of service and made him reduce the speed back to 10. What a jokester ewing is i mean joke, anyways if u fellers see any thing that needs reportin just contact ur local fra person they hate hunter as much as we do, due to the lack of respect he has shown them.....OUT   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 13 August 2017 There will not be a garauntee on the xtra board. It will be 1 board for the smaller subdivisions. No work no pay. You can be called for any job no more road jobs or yard jobs , just jobs.   Name: Kip E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 13 August 2017 En Xb is set at 4950 across the system. 48.50hr i 401k match Increase in pl days Shares System wide seniority Must work min 10hrs mow,paint,clean,PTI, or whatever needs to be done) Abolish hotel stays Naps allowed Abolish CAPS Dismantle payroll Time clock Paid holidays Abolish yd jobs No weekend Union buisness without an investigation Company provided cell phone Recerts done by home computer IF WE AGREE TO ONE MAN CREWS if or when carrier decides to   Name: Jason A. E-mail: Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 10-20 years Posted: 13 August 2017 Just found out today from a very reliable source that we are closer to making a deal with UTU, BLET, and a Short line railroad in the area. This will affect all CSX locations in SC. Especially, Charleston, Andrews, Florence and Cayce. HH motto is feed them with food but add a little medicine at the same time.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 13 August 2017 Me: Lots of your co-workers know everything. Hell, just ask them anything.   Name: Jack E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 13 August 2017 51.50hr has been agreed on as of Firday the 11th.   Name: Bluegills E-mail: Employed as: Brakeman, for 30+ years Posted: 13 August 2017 Lol The freakin utu has worked on that pay difference for as long as I can remember. About three contracts ago I remember them saying yeah we're going to get this on a level playing field and next contract we will work on something else but this is most important. " you guys remember what it was like not getting paid 100%" the utu thought they had it resolved come to find out it only was for those currently employed hence the entire cycle starts over again. But this time will be different Fuck the bump Fuck the pay difference How about some real issues   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 13 August 2017 PER WALL STREET JOURNAL, Weds Aug. 9, FRA and FMCSA said they would give up on sleep apnea rules and leave it up to rails and truckers to decide what to do.   Name: E-mail: Oxygen deprived.com Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years Posted: 13 August 2017 Yeah "They ain't taking our bump" and we're going to ask todo away with the 5 step pay deferential for new hires for the 10th time. We want to be the craft flying drones too cause they're pretty cool.   Name: Happy E-mail: Avon Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year Posted: 11 August 2017 About Joe Berry. He was an asshole. Hopefully so more assholes get let go in Indy here soon as well.   Name: joe tupa E-mail: in your poopa Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year Posted: 10 August 2017 where is joe tupa working or is he fired   Name: E-mail: Employed as: CSX Customer, for N/A Posted: 10 August 2017 2 train fires in one week! What the heck, is Harrison forbidding maintence to cut cost, look at danger to employees on these trains as well as public. Safety First is now a joke at CSX! This is just the beginning of pure railroad disaster in the CSX region. Thanks Harrison .   Name: Future Trainmaster E-mail: RobitusinDM@ yahoo.com Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 10 August 2017 Does anyone know if CSX is gonna shut down for the Solar Eclipse? Will we be able to lay off for this event and not get any points? I hope I don't sound retarded asking these questions but I don't want to get stuck at the Chattanooga Hotel during this event. Do you guys think CSX will be giving out Solar Eclipse Glasses so we won't burn out our Cornea? Thanks, David Cathey Engineer CSX   Name: baffled E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 10 August 2017 Other Ok , so they dragged them 500 miles to be switched out but did they drag them right past a yard that used to switch them out and are still switching cars for other industries right in the same towns and areas? why the hell run them past a yard that is actively switching and did those cars in the past 250 miles out of the way just to bring them back? This is crazy shit! Time lost on the cars being delivered to the customer and extra track miles and times on the cars. How can that even be considered precision railroading?   Name: Baffled E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 09 August 2017 Any one with a brain! Can someone please explain to me why you would send a train 250 miles past all the industries and yards where the freight is supposed to go just to have it flat switched out just to turn around and send it right back to where it came from. What the hell kind of crazy crap is this. We passed every industry and yard and just laughed our asses off at how stupid this shit is and wondered if we should have called the customers as we went by and told them we had their cars but they got to take them 250 miles the opposite direction to switch them out of the train but they would get them delivered in a couple of days. This is precision railroading???? I just don't get it!   Name: E-mail: oxygenPlease.com Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 09 August 2017 dispatcher I bet if no one moved. There would be no relocation of dispatch center. The carrier got what they deserved. Best of Luck to you and the rest of the dispatchers.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 09 August 2017 Fire and fury like the world has never seen,,,,,,that's Eugene!!!!   Name: A dispatcher E-mail: Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 10-20 years Posted: 09 August 2017 Looks like they finally realized how many of us weren't heading down to Jax after the move. Just posted 16 jobs on the website. So all of you Monday morning dispatchers can come and do the real thing. Something you should know before you come, the ATDA is the most useless Union on the damn planet. And the only people they care about are the pre-08 dispatchers. So don't plan on them actually looking out for you, they will sacrifice the 300 post-08 people to give the 75 pre-08 people something.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years Posted: 08 August 2017 I'm sorry But I cant remember......how much did Trump win Chicago by? How strong was SMART's endorsement? my memory is not what it use to be.......lets hope his isn't either.   Name: Wtf E-mail: Employed as: Yard Master, for 10-20 years Posted: 08 August 2017 HH Do you even know what the hell your block swapping precision railroading is doing out here. You got them adding slop freight to 60 mph intermodal trains reducing their speed to 50 and delaying delivery times because they have to set out and pick up extra crap in route. Did you know that one of the foreign lines we do a shit load of business with refused to take one of these screwed up trains and it sat on our main for almost 2 days tied down till it was fixed. The intermodal trains on that foreign line are hot shots for them and step on step off and haul ass. You try to send them this stupid shit and delay shipments to do what??? Sneak in some extra blocks on them. You think screwing with their schedules and yard routine is ok because you don't care what they think? Your god of all railroads. Turning 60 mph trains into 50 mph just to move a block is really moving freight quickly and efficiently? Pissing off the competitor is smart? Better upgrade your oxygen brand!   Name: Danville Dan E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 08 August 2017 For those of us that work into and out of Chicago we know the CT crews are some of three laziest around. EUGENE finally found out how little the crews do up there and has started charging them with insubordination stealing time. Charge 10 of them last week , so in retaliation they started to lay down and he said fine I'm shutting the whole thing down, sending all traffic he can To BRC Clearing, IHB Blue Island, and CN Kirk (via the new Cline Ave connection at MP DC 1). The Danville, Garrett and Grand Rapids crews will take their trains to these yards vs. BARR. Only a skeleton crew will be left at Barr to switch local customers. In case you're wondering, CSX technology has provided him and HQ with a tool that uses GPS off every yard locomotive to provide a report on when locomotives start moving vs. Going on duty, where it went during shift, switchlists issued and when locomotive stopped moving vs. When crew finally tied up. Kinda easy to see crew on duty at 0700, locomotive parked next to yard office shut down, and doesn't start moving till 0900. Then see loco parked at 0230 but crew marks off at 1700, like click work....every day. They think no one sees, but they do. If it's going on where you work it's only a matter of time, we next change our ways, or the ax and charge letters will flow...   Name: Bye bye csx E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 08 August 2017 Just a heads up. Barr yard in chicago is likely to be shuttered very soon. More than 60 men were cut off this week alone. That number is about to go up again. Barr yard is responsible for a full 25% of ALL of csx income. Thats right...do your research. Barr keeps the lights on. Barr is the only terminal consistently running in he black. And hes closing it. What do you think is going to operating ratio? Way up Know what that means? Deeper job cuts. 15 years of seniority is no longer a safety net. This monster at the helm hates you, and this company. He never came here with any intention to improve anything. He is here to dsmantle it. Want to know why? Because CSX told him no. This is a temper tantrum. Pure and simple.   Name: W E-mail: Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year Posted: 08 August 2017 Trump has been in office 200 days... what bad has he done that makes him the worst?   Name: President Donald J. Trump E-mail: whitehouse@trump.gov Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 08 August 2017 My Fellow Americans: Since the inauguration of my Presidency, and the enforcement of my immigration policy; all entry level wages in the construction industry has increased by at least 20%! You all should be patient and expect higher wages in the future and expect more of a conciliatory tone from management due to a tight labor pool for skilled 'American' workers. Please like me on Twitter!   Name: Fuckme E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 07 August 2017 Anyone on here that believes that we are not about to get our brains screwed out with this new contract is dreaming. Benefits are about to hit an all time low, you will be paid a dirt bag, blue collar wage. Argue with me now, believe me latter!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 07 August 2017 Can we get some sprinkles on top with that ??? Lmao   Name: P E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years Posted: 07 August 2017 And qualifying days pro rated on vacation instead of the unfair all or nothing. Man gets 233 qd and gets sick injured he gets nothing that's bullshit   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years Posted: 07 August 2017 No big shot, ie: No CEO, no Board Director, no major share holder, etc., is ever going to give a rat's butt about what's posted on this website.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 07 August 2017 Not bad. How about adding - more vacation time after 20-30 yrs. AND having weekly vacation time and PLDs count towards the following year's earned vacation credit?   Name: E-mail: oxygen4sale.com Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 07 August 2017 overtime after 9 overtime after a set amount of hours in a week weekend, 2nd, 3rd shift pay premium double time on holidays and birthday modest on call pay for fp 09 after 12hrs dh home after 24hrs if requested miss call handled as a sick layoff anyone taking management position forfeits craft seniority a no step clause for using the union for a stepping stone to become managers anyone serving as local or general positions signs a 10 year contract not take a position with carrier 10,20 and 30 year employees have an extra step added to idpap 10,20 and 30 year employees pay differential any increase health care excludes pre 2017 employees discounted esop no call list for roster runs in the middle of the night   Name: E-mail: Employed as: CSX Customer, for N/A Posted: 06 August 2017 If you look at the big picture,you have to ask why would people believe HH is at CSX to save a failing company.The company has posted excellent profits even after loosing 30% of its revenue from coal.CSX was a little top heavy in management,but they managed to keep the operating ratio in the low 70s and still keep expanding its business.Now they are in a regressive slide for only one purpose,to make them prime for a merger while the current stock holders take their money and run.Wait till the next quarter is posted and the stock starts to tank!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 06 August 2017 Again......big shots make plans for years ahead. Employees & their unions have to play catch-up. Evidently, the CSX Board Of Directors wanted Ward out, Headhunter in as CEO. They had to be well aware of the fact that the CSX rail system is\was unlike the others Harrison ruled.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 06 August 2017 Are you kidding me a gym , where I work 200 employees and only two shitters and only 1 of them will flush. A gym , !!!!!!!!!!   Name: Copynpaste E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for Less than 1 year Posted: 06 August 2017 No waste of my skin. I copied and pasted it. Don't know who the original author is, but he's definitely a radnor guy.   Name: reality E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years Posted: 05 August 2017 Copynpaste I have to commend you on your lengthy but true post. You hit the nail on the head on how the real dedicated workers feel. I hate to say this to you but unfortunately you wasted the skin off your fingers and your valuable time doing it. People, WAKE UP! You are not getting it! This is a 70 something year old man who is popping blood clot medicine pills like they are M&M's. He can not breath on his own like a healthy person should and he knows his time is limited on the good green earth. He has been awarded a title of one of the best CEO's in railroading and is convinced he is the king of railroading. His ego is the only thing that drives him and keeps him alive today. He has one last goal before he dies and that is to bring back CSX like no one has ever done in the past and put one more stone in his crown. It doesn't matter how much you dog, trash, curse or threaten this man, he will do what he says he will do no matter how much death and distruction he leaves behind. He has a certain message he want on his tombstone and that is one that says." I the great and powerful CEO of CSX turned it around and went to my grave showing all your asses!" He is not reasonable. He is ill and he knows it. Ask any doctor. They will tell you the damage that is done when the brain is constantly deprived of oxygen. Any person who has sleep apnea will tell you the damage it does to your heart and organs. He will not go down without a fight and his last breath. If he has a stroke he will be declared unable and unfit to continue his position and his right hand man will take over. In the meantime he has a final stand to make and by god he will make it. Remember, this is his last and final mark on this earth and he will not go down with out a fight. Now stop thinking of this man as a man who is just a jerk or a...hole. He is worse. He is a man making his last stand on this earth and that my good people is worse than a rabid dog pushed in the corner! You have no idea what you are dealing with. Its higher than you and will take the support of all your union heads along with all federal agencies to bring some sense to all of this. In the meantime do not give up hope. No one lives forever.   Name: copynpaste E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for Less than 1 year Posted: 05 August 2017 Railroad workers at CSX face the dictates of Wall Street https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2017/08/01/rail-a01.html CSX railroad workers denounce Wall Street plundering https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2017/08/01/rail-a01.html Mr Harrison, You personally dont know me, and I personally dont know you, but your comment of personnel "push back" has struck me in the wrong manner. I, as a dedicated 8 year employee and 4th generation railroader, take that very personal. I have held many jobs within CSX ranks over the last 8 years, including Conductor,Swithchman(RCO), Yardmaster, Retarder Operator, and Locomotive Engineer. I come to work at night,holidays,weekends,in the snow,ice,thunderstorms,you name it Im still there. When you 1st became CEO things looked very very promising. We went to 2 man hump jobs, Engineer Foreman/Brakeman bowl jobs. My terminal was absolutely moving the freight. My terminal alone was processing,( thats arriving,inspecting,humping,classifying,and departing) anywhere from 2000-2200 cars in a 24 hour period. Thats 2nd to none on your system. We would rival your "premier" hump number wise on a daily basis. After time though you all fired all our managers, cut jobs, piled the freight in,( 1000 cars every 8 hours), and expected us to move it with half the manpower. After it was all said and done, we were told we were failures and we would be shut off. The upper management has done this with every hump you have closed thus far. Its not only unfair, but makes those of us who actually have pride as railroaders, well lets just say its a ding in the old paint. Also our new management that most have came from the CN are more like mob bosses, than leaders. Men are constantly threatened with their jobs on the line, we are told to switch cars like back in the 50's when injury/fatality rates were high, and its just a matter of time before we have a headline injury or fatality. Men are getting cussed up one side and down the other, and shown no absolute professionalism in the least little way. Even with that aside, Ill give you and whomever else that reads this a little insight as to why their are service disruptions on csx. Ill just go over some speaking points from quotes you have put out. “Together, we will implement precision scheduled railroading — a model proven to improve safety, create better service for customers, produce a proud and winning culture for employees, and generate exceptional, lasting value for shareholders,” This is the farthest from the truth. Your increase in pace, to try to compensate the flat switching instead of humping, is going to end with injury and possibly someones life. Its already proven this is not,and will not work as far customer service. Morale is at an all time low. Our stock, well, ya know how thats going. The prevailing view in the rail industry is that more locomotives, more cars and more crews allow for the movement of more volume. Precision railroading challenges this view,” You have stored alot of locomotives. Took away alot of switch engines as well. Where Im from we are not "flat landers" if you will. If and when we get to the customer, we now run the risk of not being able to service them due to not having enough power to do the work at hand. Also almost every one of your road trains has foreign power on them. What your making up in storing locomotives, your paying right back out in horsepower hours to another railroad. Crew availability system wide is an absolute joke. You have intermodal trains sitting for days at a time, due to either conjestion, or crew availability. You have cut extraboards, and regular jobs to below minimum standards. Also you have cut off the pushers system wide. Im gonna tell ya a little secret you may or may not know though. One of my former territories has had a pusher district for over 160 years, its the steepest mainline grade,as side from saluda, east of the mississippi. You cut the assignments off, but they are calling extra jobs off of the freight pools,and extraboards there to push trains, every 12 hours. They are just advertised as extra turn jobs, and not pushers. Trust me though they are still there. Every terminal you have piled the freight on, has a back log of traffic sitting in sidings, waiting to be switched. I have read your book and alot does make sense but no two things are alike. CP was a majority bulk hauler from their reports, as we are a major mixed manifest hauler. We are not a place where blocks of cars can ride a 1000 miles across the plains before it needs to be classified again. If your a brain surgeon, and Im a spine surgeon, does that mean we can do open heart surgery together? Im not undermining your CEO abilities, but from where I and the rest of your workforce stands, its the upper management that has this place in the turmoil that its in. I understand you did not need 12 humps, but your cut and slash of 8 humps, 2 of them I know being major players, is borderline absurd. The old saying of " Attitude reflects leadership" comes to mind, and to be blunt your "pushing the blame" off on your employees, just shows what style of leader you are. Everyone in my terminal,and for the majority system wide are doing all they can do,to try to make this happen, but its going to fail because you are leading us this way. CSX was a very profitable railroad, and I personally think if you could blend some of CSX's old methods, with a blend of "Presicion Railroading" we as a whole would be unstoppable. Either way it makes me no difference . If I get told by my local "Capo" to go run an engine of the drawbridge tomorrow while its open, well I will because Im a team player, always have, and always will. Sincerly, Well I best not say.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 05 August 2017 Has been posted before -- the CSX rail system is\was NOT the same as the others head hunter ruled & changed. The ol' CSX that was known may be history. Heads may end up rolling........We'll see.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 05 August 2017 I work on the OTR industry and my boss also is a RR customer for bulk plastic resins that thankfully we get via the NS or BNSF. As of last night my boss had 2 teams doing nothing but running UPS trailers between Boston and Chicago as fast as they can turn and burn the suckers as even the Water level route was getting congested they have been on that for a week. Our customers in the south have been screaming for whatever we can come up with for them in the way of raw materials that CSX hauled for them. JB Hunt Schiender Fed Ex are screaming for anything that can move a trailer or container to get their stuff moved anywhere CSX goes and are moving as much as they can to NS. 90% of the drivers at my company are forgoing their first weekend at home this year why our customers need serviced as CSX has dropped the freaking ball and we have to pick up the slack. Spot rates aka the rates for a truck in major metro areas were CSX has melted down are up as much as 70% for trucks to get the freight into and out of those areas. My hazmat boys are running out of hours from trying to keep up with deliveries needed at water plants CSX was supposed to serve with chlorine for water purification. I hope the BOD at CSX or the STB comes to their senses and runs him out soon. The OTR industry can only pick up the slack on major shippers for a while before our drivers wear out It takes 4 trucks to equal 1 boxcar or tank car load. We just don't have the carrying capacity we need help and I am not sorry to say that. My drivers are going to be worn out in a month running flat out. Yes even the OTR industry has a breaking point and a meltdown of a Class 1 Railroad on the east coast would be very close to what would bring us to it.   Name: Hogger E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 05 August 2017 Hoggers Pay attention to your air pressure. Been noticing a lot of these long trains have been showing 92-95 on the rest and the break pipe is up around 92. Been getting this kind of power alot. Call the mechanical desk if you can't change it. It's been slowly happening over the last few months. I think they been ordered to slowly turn it up hoping we won't notice to get ready for winter montbs. Bet your bottom dollar it's an TH move. Few says 90 pds for freight. PERIOD! Report this crap!   Name: A Dispatcher E-mail: Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 10-20 years Posted: 05 August 2017 The company moving all the dispatchers back to Jax is going about as smooth as everything ole HH is changing. I think they finally realized there are a lot more of us that aren't moving down than they expected. Friday they contacted all 30 of the Huntington dispatchers that got screwed over last year when they killed the division and asked if they would be interested in coming back to dispatching. Apparently each of them in their own creative way told them NO. Well the moves start on September 1st, although no one actually knows who is supposed to show up that day because the company refuses to talk to the union about it. So expect your dispatching to go downhill here soon. You'll have a bunch of people scrambling to be trained on desks they've never worked before. And sometime soon they'll have to be a large influx of brand new dispatchers hired and trained... And we all know how much fun that is   Name: Hunters lungs E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 04 August 2017 http://jacksonville.com/business/2017-08-04/csx-unions-not-happy-ceo-harrison-s-letter-or-changes   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 04 August 2017 Fis and Cunter I think it's because blet is in negotiations with that sorry old man on hourly wage.   Name: The SharpShooter E-mail: CG/ NC Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 04 August 2017 The Chattanooga Sub is sick of Danny Johnson who is a Conductor. ,running trains.. We feel unsafe meeting an untrained person running trains. This matter has been sent to the FRA and will be handled I have been assured. Numerous videos of this scumbag running for Lazy No Count Engineers have been documented and will be handed accordingly.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years Posted: 04 August 2017 So far, it sure looks like\seems, the big-shots only care about big$$short term. Stay tuned everyone.....   Name: chad wilbourn E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 04 August 2017 dear hunter harrison. I will work for you and promise to screw over any employees you want me to. just know i have a fake degree from madison university so i ain't two smart.   Name: cunterFagison E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 04 August 2017 I've been a Blet member since 1999. My hat's off to SMART for their statement to EH. Somewhat disappointed in Blet's silence. I appreciate the customers rejections of Eh's statements also.   Name: CO E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 04 August 2017 Local news Had 3 of my neighbors come by the house and ask me what was going on. Saw it all over the news about avon being shut down and wanted to know how if I lost my job. Said they thought it was crazy and wanted to know who came up with the decision. Of course had to explain this precision crap and HH. Everyone thinks he is nuts! My neighbors are freaking out.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years Posted: 03 August 2017 Government not a roadblock? Tell that to the federal and state officials watching the burning rail cars in Hyndman!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 03 August 2017 He didn't get a letter but one man crew is coming .   Name: Shove this contract E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years Posted: 03 August 2017 Just received letter carrier is offering 27.30/hr. 3% increase every year for life on contract .With insurance remaining the same till 2021. 3extra pl days and mandatory 5-2 schedule. 100% availability each quarter receive 25 shares, abolishment of caps with 1 sick day every 28, no personal business or union mark offs fri-mon unless there is an investigation. 48.50/hr if we agree to run one man trains. If and when the carrier decides to. If this is true it sucks! 27.30 per hour is less than we make now, 3% increase per year doesn't keep up with inflation, insurance the same for 4 years (gee thanks) 3 extra pl days per year wow a 600 value! 5-2 schedule take it or leave it I guess. 50 per share x 25 shares wow a 1250 value every 3 months for the few that are available 100% Caps, I can mark off 3 days in a row now then get my points back, once allowed every 28 days what if I need to be sick for 3 days in a row? Who wants personal business Tuesday Wednesday or Thursday? One man crews goodbye railroad cause it ain't gonna work! P.S. 3% of 27.30 is 82 cents, wow what a raise. I guess I can use that raise for my boots and hi-vis crap.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 30+ years Posted: 03 August 2017 Blue & anyone else that would ever agree to vote for that have to be among the most foolish, ignorant, dumbest, stupid morons ever........   Name: Blue E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years Posted: 03 August 2017 485 lol 65.00 per hour and me and the rest of the operators vote 1 man crews today.   Name: Tellthetruth E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 03 August 2017 Thank you SMART-TD General Chairmen for sticking up for us!!!! http://www.myutubo.com/News.html Mr. E. Hunter Harrison President and Chief Executive Officer CSX Transportation, Inc. 500 Water Street Jacksonville, FL 32202 Dear Mr. Harrison, The undersigned General Chairmen are deeply disturbed by comments you made to CSX customers in a letter, widely distributed in the media, pertaining to the “push back” and “resistance” of employees that you allege are the root of service disruptions. Although your accusations did not specify labor at the ballast level, the impression is that contract labor is responsible for the service disruptions. The Organization refuses to accept responsibility for service disruptions that negatively affect the customers when we have no input on operational changes. We receive minimal and, in most cases, no communication from any department about the significant changes being implemented almost daily. We have a proven track record in this industry for promoting changes that benefit our members and the company. The undersigned have repeatedly requested to be involved in the “new plan”, but have been ignored. If you recall, our support and advice was offered directly to you on the conference call held May 12, 2017. Our members, the ballast line employees, rightfully take your comments as a personal attack on their professionalism. Your letter was a kick to the gut and a severe blow to their morale. They have worked through numerous operational challenges and changes to their work routines. Despite harsh treatment, furloughs and repeated violations of their collective bargaining agreements, it has not deterred the employees from fulfilling their duties. If anything, our members are “pushing forward” even though management is providing limited guidance and resources. As a reminder, our members are dedicated career employees and also stockholders with a vested interest in the direction of the company. To suggest contract employees would intentionally disrupt operations misleads the general public and insults the integrity of our crafts. This Organization will not allow our members to serve as an excuse for management’s inability to communicate and execute your ‘precision scheduled railroading’. In the future, alleged issues related to the performance of labor should be addressed with the undersigned General Chairmen.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 03 August 2017 Most everyone will want to and should be able to see/read/review said letter. 48.50 per hr. to operate trains one man only = nuts. 485.00 per hr. may be considered.   Name: Kip E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 03 August 2017 Just received letter carrier is offering 27.30/hr. 3% increase every year for life on contract .With insurance remaining the same till 2021. 3extra pl days and mandatory 5-2 schedule. 100% availability each quarter receive 25 shares, abolishment of caps with 1 sick day every 28, no personal business or union mark offs fri-mon unless there is an investigation. 48.50/hr if we agree to run one man trains. If and when the carrier decides to.   Name: cunterFagison E-mail: Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 20-30 years Posted: 03 August 2017 Update E has just scrapped that plan. Avon is going to remain open and run at full capacity as a flat switch yard. Hawthorne after all the money dumped into is going to turn into Caskey. As of 1330 but with this crazy old man it may change by his next dialysis.   Name: cunterfagison E-mail: Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 20-30 years Posted: 03 August 2017 “Service has declined to the point that it appears CSX is trying to drive my plant out of business. I have missed customer orders and been forced to idle my plant numerous times due to failure to get service. The only answers we get are basically, ‘That’s tough. Get used to it.’ The situation is untenable, and I am actively looking to switch my business elsewhere wherever possible, as soon as possible.” another company said that precision rr is costing his company thousands   Name: cunterfagison E-mail: Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 20-30 years Posted: 03 August 2017 http://www.ble-t.org/pr/news/headline.asp?id=47309 What a Jack Wagon   Name: Hogger E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 03 August 2017 Other Not defending any one from not doing a class one air brake test right, but once you have had the air pressure up to 75 or more on the rear and flow below 60 and you have done your set and release you can leave the yard with less on the rear. Its not necessary to have 75 pds on the rear to leave. You already had 75 when you did the class one test. Read your rules before you say something to an official that sounds like you are an idiot. There are air brake and train handling rules for starting a train and they are black and white. "Allow sufficient time for air brakes to release". Doesn't say anything about having 75 on the rear or the flow below 60 again. Its up to the hogger to decide if he feels his air brakes have released and he needs to wait longer before departing. Pay more attention to the other crap they are violating out on the line of road. Like illegal roll by inspections when picking up cars on line of road. TM's have been following crews around and rushing them. Been making them skip a full inspection of both sides of the train before doing a roll by. That law hasn't changed. Also running trains without proper clearance bureau messages and no paper work for engineers on tonnage weight and load empties. Turn off the PTC AND THE TO if you aren't given the proper info in writing. If they give you info over the radio call the PTC help desk and the TO desk and report who and when they told you the info. Both departments have made it very clear. IF YOU PUT UNDOCUMENTED INFO INTO THE PTC OR THE TO AND THE PROGRAMS HANDLE THE TRAIN INCORRECTLY WHICH RESULTS IN DERAILMENT OR BROKEN KNUCLES OR DRAWBARS YOU WILL BE HELD FULLY RESPONSIBLE FOR THE DAMAGE! DO NOT MAKE UP/GUESS THE INFORMATION DISENGAGE AND REPORT IT TO THE PROPER DEPARTMENT. CSX's inability to provide paper work for your pickup is not your fault nor it it your responsibility for make a million phone calls to get or nor do the work of the YM or TM. Cover your ass and turn the programs off!   Name: Pushback E-mail: Employed as: Brakeman, for 30+ years Posted: 03 August 2017 FYI for anyone concerned: For FRA Regions 1-6 that cover CSX Territory, https://www.fra.dot.gov/app/violationreport (This link is to report safety violations) Overall, it is safe to give info on this site, without fear of retaliation from CSX! U.S. Surface Transportation Board (USSTB) Mailing address: STB, 395 East Street Southwest, Washington, D.C. 20423-0001 General info: 202-245-0245 Office of Public Assistance, Government Affairs, and Compliance: 1-202-245-0238 (They will keep things confidential, also safe to call them!) National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) Eastern Regional Office: 571-223-3930 (Covers most of CSX) Central Office covers; Ohio, Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Louisiana. (Safe to call) CSX Ethics Hotline: 800-737-1663 (Not safe to call) TellCSX: 1-877-TellCSX (Not safe to call) CSXConnect: 1-800-633-4045 (Not safe to call) ALL CSX lines are recorded, and have caller ID. If you wish to remain anonymous and employed, do not fuck with these lines!!!!! Good luck guys!!!   Name: Trump E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 02 August 2017 The numbers don't lie. http://www.railroadpm.org/home/RPM/Performance%20Reports/CSX.aspx E.H.H. You're Fired!   Name: bluegill E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 02 August 2017 I believe Brewer is his favorite yard. It's one of a few yards even he can manage. Of course a chimp could run a handful of tracks.   Name: bluegill E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 02 August 2017 Brewer Yard? I figured that dump would be bulldozed down. That place needs a YM and or TM like EH needs another Yes Man.   Name: Cool mo D E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 02 August 2017 Blame me and all my coworkers for the mess on csx well from all of us to Mr Harrison goes a big FUCK YOU. I hear Hunter is going on undercover boss. FYI he's the one with the air tank.   Name: Heretodaygonetomorrow E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 01 August 2017 People hate him because everywhere he's gone massive amount of job reductions and property sell offs happen. To put this in perspective - in the 5 years he was at CP over 6,000 people lost their jobs. The company now employs about 11,000 people, so that's roughly 40% of his work force that was eliminated. Was some of that work waste? Yes. But no company has 40% of their work force doing nothing. Railroads also own a lot of land - they need it. Expansion is necessary at some point and land is the one thing they don't make more of. At CP he sold nearly all their idle holdings and then gave the profits of those sales to the share holders. People from CN say he did the same thing their and once he was gone the new management had one hell of a time managing their business as he had more or less bankrupted it, didn't hire properly, etc As someone currently in the railroad I can shed some light on some things. He puts massive bonuses on bosses finding ways to lay people off. I can't list many other things he's done but the list would be long. The short of it is he makes a lot of money for share holders while annihilating his work force to do it. The rich love him and hail him as the greatest railroader ever. The real railroader see what he actual does and despise him   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 01 August 2017 Retired Now posted something informative for active workers to consider. Our RR medicare w/ prescription drug & a supplemental plan costs the wife & I 550. per month EACH. No dental, vision, etc.   Name: cunterfagison E-mail: dontunplugme.com Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year Posted: 01 August 2017 I'll fire every operating craft employee in the field. You no good sons of bitches are to blame for the stand still of freight. circumcision railroading is 100% fool proof. It worked in Canada on a linear RR. It can work a little further south. Al myy yess men agre wit mee. I ned oxygin now! I only use it for a slight cough. It helps me because I'm running on pure adrenaline I've never felt better. I can't be stopped. I'm setting up an onsite hospital in HQ. Equipped with monitors to keep an eye on the troops. I'll crush the Rebellion.   Name: Troop E-mail: Ah ishh push it Employed as: APE, for N/A Posted: 01 August 2017 Hunter blames the employees pushing back for his system not working, wtf? When we were humping we got more freight processed in 6 hours and got quits. Now we work twice as long and can't get half the customers serviced. Here's an idea, it ain't working because it's a stupid fucking idea so revert back to how it was and see the improved quality of service.   Name: Tellthetruth E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 01 August 2017 Thank you SMART John Risch, a spokesman for the transportation division of the SMART Union, which represents CSX operations employees, said "significant delays" had been caused by Harrison's changes, such as doubling the size of trains and shutting down hump yards where a freight train's cars are separated onto different tracks. "No one is more to blame for CSX's service disruptions than the man who ordered the dramatic changes to operations and that's Hunter Harrison," Risch said by email.   Name: Retired Now E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 01 August 2017 To those that complain about health care contributions: 200 bucks or so per month for a family which includes some dental, vision & mental while active..... Wait until retirement - will experience sticker shock; especially when reaching age 65. You'll see.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 01 August 2017 He got promoted   Name: poe E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years Posted: 01 August 2017 how the hell does one push back? how can I do my part in resisting this insanity? how about some specifics old man.   Name: Union E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 01 August 2017 Blet and Smart should condemn Harrison comments on the "Push back of the Troops" The Union shouldn't let comments like this go unanswered Nor should the customer accept a lame response.   Name: Hunterisascumbag E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 01 August 2017 HUNTER IS LIKE DONALD TRUMP IN A LOT OF WAYS . BOTH ARE LYING PRICES OF SHIT . THE MOST OBVIOUS IS THAT WHEN THINGS GO BAD OR HE GETS BAD PRESS TRUMP BLAMES THE "FAKE MEDIA/FAKE NEWS/BIAS MEDIA" AND WHEN SOMETHING GOES RIGHT TRUMP TAKES ALL THE CREDIT, EVEN THOUGH HE PROBALY HAD NOTHING TO DO WITH IT. NOW HUNTER TAKES CREDIT WHEN HIS "PERCICION RAILROADING" WORKS AND WHEN IT GOES BAD "THE TROOPS ARE PUSHING BACK" THE EMPLOYEES FAULT. THIS IS NO SUNRISE TO ME. THIS MAN WILL DIE WITH A SMILE ON HIS FACE KNOWING HOW MANY PEOPLE HAS SCREWED OVER THE YEARS FOR THE ALL MIGHT DOLLAR. SOME ONE NEEDS TO SIT DOWN WITH A REPORTER AND SET THE RECORD STRAIGHT ABOUT WHY THINGS HAVE MELTED DOWN. I HAVE 20 PLUS YEARS NOW STARTING WITH CONRAIL AND OVER TO CSX AT SPLIT DATE AND I THINK ABOUT QUITTING THIS SHIT HOLE EVERY DAY CAUSE OF THIS SCUMBAG HARRISON.   Name: Phil Logan E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 01 August 2017 Just heard on the Baltimore division Eugene has managers (the Michael Jordan's of railroading he brought in from the CN)who have disguised themselves as t&e and are firing crews. Got two crews and a yardmaster out of service.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year Posted: 01 August 2017 https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwiJvqfNt7bVAhVM_4MKHeAxB8MQqUMIKDAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.reuters.com%2Farticle%2Fus-csx-disruptions-idUSKBN1AH4OV%3Fil%3D0&usg=AFQjCNHT_Oj-wUu2UvVR072-Yg7gtmVJfA   Name: help E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 01 August 2017 csx stock price, csx news, csx rumors, csx Harrison Harrison using the men for an escape goat for idiotic operations. We all know your suffering from oxygen deprivation.   Name: Mercy E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 01 August 2017 Great attribute of a leader. Is one who accepts responsibility. Good or bad. If that old fuck won Railroader of the year. He wouldn't give thanks to the men for their long hours and sweat. But he'll pass the negative on down the line. A man can't be trusted when he doesn't take responsibility for their actions.   Name: catfish E-mail: Employed as: Brakeman, for 30+ years Posted: 01 August 2017 Surprise Surprise!!! Edwenna is blaming the men again for his failures. CSX Chief Executive Hunter Harrison in a letter to the railroad’s customers apologized for mounting service issues, citing the rapid pace of operational changes he has implemented and blaming employees who have “pushed back” against those changes   Name: UP Hunter Harrison E-mail: conductor@upee.com Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years Posted: 31 July 2017 Hunter Harrison and his financial backers are pursuing a hostile takeover of the Union Pacific. The Team presented a proposal to UP'S Board of Directors, and described how inept the current management team is. And that is due in part, to UP's CEO unwillingness to eliminate 10,000 employees, and an acceptance of all liability for running drug trains out of Mexico!   Name: Phil Logan E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 31 July 2017 Time to blame crews and deal with them... To our valued customer, Over the past four months, CSX has been undergoing a tremendous amount of change, including an operational transformation that will ultimately result in better service to our customers. We’re not at the finish line yet, but I’m personally writing you today to reaffirm our commitment to working with you individually to ensure you receive the support you require to meet your business needs. I think we can agree that more-reliable service and improved asset utilization is a win-win for your business and ours. It is with these intentions that we have focused our efforts – moving our customer’s freight consistently, reliably and cost efficiently. The pace of change at CSX has been extremely rapid, and while most people at the company have embraced the new plan, unfortunately, a few have pushed back and continue to do so. This resistance to change has resulted in some service disruptions. To those customers that have experienced such issues, we sincerely apologize. As we move forward, we will continue to address these internal personnel matters and our teams have recommitted themselves to reaching out to those affected to work through any service issues and resolve them as quickly as possible. Throughout our transformation, one thing that has remained constant is our dedication to our customers and the great effort we put forth to deliver the service you expect from CSX. Our operating and sales and marketing teams are collaborating closely to better ensure you are prepared for and work through any planned changes that may occur. I will remain engaged in overseeing our customer service and communications efforts, and appreciate your partnership and willingness to also remain engaged. We value your business and thank you for the opportunity to be your transportation provider. Sincerely, Hunter   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 31 July 2017 Similar has been posted before: Big shots plan things for years in advance -- Employees, Unions, Workers, always have to\get to, play catch-up. All the changes going on now, -- while National Rail Contracts are a huge issue & a conservative US Administration & Congress is in place, think that's just a coincidence?   Name: Former LC E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 29 July 2017 Jinkem: that is an uninformed, ignorant foolish post.   Name: Jinkem E-mail: Toilet wine Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 29 July 2017 We have been paying union dues all this time and now when we need them where in the hell are they? They have no problem taking our money where is our help. Our union is worthless. Even before Harrison our union sucked, the union didn't fight to get you your job back when you got a switch or hit a bumping block, the railroad brought you back because they don't want to hire and train someone every time a 50 dollar mistake was made. Do you know how much money that would cost csx if they terminated everyone the first time they messed up? Not to mention there would be very few people with more than 5 years of seniority. We have the same union now that we had before Harrison but can't the union get them back now? Because they never got you back to begin with, the company was just more forgiving!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 29 July 2017 Just cause it's shiny doesn't mean it's gold. Could be fools gold !!!   Name: Lester Holt E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 29 July 2017 http://www.firstcoastnews.com/mobile/article/money/business/csx-boss-target-of-scolding-from-surface-transportation-board-in-washington/460255581 more news channels digging for dirt   Name: Precision E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year Posted: 29 July 2017 I doubt that you do. I've got 10 yrs seniority, I think I'm ok for now. So are we supposed to cover it up while these assholes chase away our customers? They are the reason you have a job. The shareholders and the public deserve to know. Get your head out of your ass. They are destroying our customer base. Oh no, be quiet so Hunter doesn't get mad at us!   Name: Bedreddin E-mail: Oxy4sale.com Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year Posted: 29 July 2017 Yes it is. I bet the text didn't amount to shit.   Name: Hospice E-mail: Employed as: Brakeman, for 20-30 years Posted: 29 July 2017 Why is it not legal for us to Strike but some bed Redding psychopath can cause all this disruption? We all know this is deliberate. I believe he should be thrown in prison with all his cronies.   Name: Terminal E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 29 July 2017 IF ITS NOT BROKEN DONT FIX IT   Name: Precision E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 29 July 2017 Tyrone, That sounds about right. And meanwhile, on the inside, the company is telling us that if we would've listened, they wouldn't have to treat us like that.. I guess it's our fault for not having the dishes done before Hunter got home...   Name: Tyrone E-mail: Employed as: Brakeman, for 10-20 years Posted: 29 July 2017 Does anyone remember Mohammed Saeed al-Sahaf (aka "Baghdad Bob")? Is he in charge of the stories on the CSX website? It is all lollipops and rainbows. One of the top companies to work for, customers love CSX and all these awards going out. When I see all the spin on the company's website and truly knowing how it is in the field, I relate it to an abusive marriage. On the outside everything is fine, but behind closed doors the husband is beating the shit out of you.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 28 July 2017 ....Close most of your hump yards and then act surprised when dwell times increase at gateway points on the periphery of your system because nobody can figure out the new routings. Right. "It's push back by the troops" Said, Edwin. T&E are fucking the customers. It's all their fault precision RRing not working.   Name: Concerned citizens E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years Posted: 28 July 2017 "I think it would be a good thing to make everybody come before a properly-appointed board, just as they might come before the income tax commissioner, and say every five years, or every seven years, just put them there, and say, “Sir, or madam, now will you be kind enough to justify your existence?” If you’re not producing as much as you consume or perhaps a little more, then, clearly, we cannot use the big organizations of our society for the purpose of keeping you alive, because your life does not benefit us and it can’t be of very much use to yourself…. I appeal to the chemists to discover a humane gas that will kill instantly and painlessly. In short, a gentlemanly gas – deadly by all means, but humane not cruel."- George B. Shaw. This is wgo our CEO looks up to and model's some part of him self after scary stuff   Name: Precision E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 28 July 2017 Of course Hunter isn't going to respond to the comments in that article because he wants the public to think it's just rumors. It's fact! And as a matter of fact, alot of those same cars I told you about are still parked everywhere while customers get no shipments. We went past probably 40 or 50 autoracks today, loaded, sitting in a siding 70 miles from where they go because all our other sidings are full of Willard freight that they can't handle. 2 main in new castle has about 150 cars parked on it. There is a stone yard customer in Girard that hasn't received his freight on a week, and there are probably 100 cars for him parked in 5 different places. They are pissed and have called NS for a quote. There is a cold storage place in Warren that handles french fries for McDonald's, they are making arrangements to utilize another facility where a different railroad can deliver to them. They received a reefer car that sat so long, it ran out of fuel and damaged the whole load. These are not rumors. There is a pipe manufacturer that gives us a loaded train about once a week or so, we can't get their loads out and their empties back to them because our yards and sidings are congested with week (or two)old Willard freight. Again, not rumors. These aren't small customers. Tell the truth Hunter.   Name: ICU E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 28 July 2017 WTF Thanks for pointing that out. I for one had no idea most might not of. That shows what were dealing with.   Name: ICU E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 28 July 2017 This contradicts The STB's letter to CSX but I believe we all know which to believe. https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=4&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwi8l67XqKzVAhWDyoMKHdUtAnwQqOcBCDcwAw&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.railwayage.com%2Findex.php%2Fblogs%2Fwilliam-vantuono%2Fhunter-harrison-responds-to-railway-age.html%3Fchannel%3D%26Itemid%3D491&usg=AFQjCNGta-2Dx78KGE9LlvL5d1G6egx3QA   Name: ICU E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 28 July 2017 This is proof everything T&E states is factual. If and when Evellen is let go all his yes men should be let go also (Sanborn)etc... They're as guilty as he is. http://www.ble-t.org/pr/news/headline.asp?id=47273   Name: Fed-up E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 10-20 years Posted: 28 July 2017 I am so tired and fed-up with CSX for numerous reasons. They gave notice to all dispatchers that they were moving back to Jax but have no timeline, gave no info on negotiations. Come on CSX, get it together. We have families and children that will be uprooted. As a family member, I am beyond pissed that we have no timeline. It's maddening and I'm trying real hard not to curse in here. First we all live in JAX, then we're uprooted and now back to JAX. Give us a damn timeline. Everyone's fed up. Also I feel so sad and sorry for everyone who has lost their job. This company gets worse by the day. Get your stuff together.   Name: I'm not ignorant E-mail: Employed as: M of W, for 1-10 years Posted: 28 July 2017 As a matter of fact, we can strike, WHENEVER we want to. Look up LMRDA. If our unions aren't representing us as they should, then we have the right/obligation to buck the system. We just have to get everyone on the same page. Have you ever asked yourself "why are my union dues automatically deducted from my paycheck, how do I turn that off?"   Name: dekcuF yllayoR E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 27 July 2017 The unions need to grow some balls & call for a strike, for a LEAST a week. Break these mother fckrs! I wouldn't be surprised if we see in the news about someone knocking this dumb bastard out.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 27 July 2017 watch the economy tank ? also the safety of the usa? in closing the mainlines or reducing them , military vehicles cant be shipped by main lines very easy like in the past? the president should step in here this is worse than we can imagine? also if you want or care to make a statement? work very safe and walk easy? no no short cuts walk lite do your jobs work safe !! make sure your insured for riding with any bosses in their vehicles that are privately owned !!!!!!!!!!! grab a good lawyer boys n girls !!!!!!!   Name: Cornered now E-mail: Strike the enemy Employed as: APE, for N/A Posted: 27 July 2017 With all that has been going on with stock falling, customers complaining, rail regulator demanding answers, traffic backed way up, and absolutely nothing going right with CSX now, Harrison and his crew are feeling the pressure and they know that it is not working, it is time for his exodus and we are in a position to see to it that he gets gone quit before it's too late, you know what to do!   Name: bluegill E-mail: oxygenplease.com Employed as: Brakeman, for 20-30 years Posted: 27 July 2017 He will be on a warpath now. Hes already said the troops were pushing back. I bet he will try to blame us for this. https://www.stb.gov/stb/docs/NonDocumentedPublic_Correspondence/2017/STB%20to%20CSX%20Harrison%20July%202017.pdf   Name: Ui E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years Posted: 27 July 2017 Shit going to hit the fan. Edwina will bring hell on TE now. He was blame on to us. https://www.wsj.com/articles/rail-regulator-tells-csx-to-fix-service-problems-1501193898   Name: Mac Drizzle E-mail: Makin it rain Employed as: APE, for N/A Posted: 27 July 2017 Stock down 2.00 today 7/27/17, if Harrison bought 300,000 shares then he just lost 600,000 TODAY! LOL   Name: Stock Report E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for 1-10 years Posted: 27 July 2017 Stock way down. Sell now while you can. Harrison has lost his mind. His methods are not working. Customers are leaving, NS is swooping in like vultures. Sell, sell, sell   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 27 July 2017 EEH -- This was confirmed correct this morning through senior management at the CN. "Hunter didn’t voluntarily retire from CN. CN wasn’t planning on renewing his contract.” CSX employees -- I feel very bad for the employees. Both for the families that no longer can make there house payment and the ones left that are going crazy with work. No one in management wants to answer anything even how small it is for fear of there job. Customers have started finding other routes that have the CSX in the route least possible. Customers can understand floods or hurricanes but cycle times going from 2 weeks to a month due to internal changes is not so understand. The overall bad part is that this will end up with more product in trucks and not trains so it is a lose for everyone. EEH will not be there long due to health reasons. I just hope there is a railroad left. This is good read and covers a lot of things from stock price, crews, management, power/loco per ton issues/ hump yards but does not address other not so seen issues as the CSX pulled out from the national box car pool and pulling out of long standing agreements with other lines with giving a few days warning etc. I will be praying for the railroaders families in this time of need. http://www.railwayage.com/index.php/blogs/william-vantuono/whats-going-on-at-csx.html   Name: hayride E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years Posted: 27 July 2017 wax They must have or they'd still be out. You don't come back from that charge.   Name: hayride E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years Posted: 27 July 2017 2 nights ago that sorry sob in terre haute pulled a couple damn good guys out of service. He wanted them to do an unsafe move. They questioned him about it he pulled them out and tried to charge them with insubordination. Well they're back in service today. CSX should fire that fucking idiot for harassing two damn good employees.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 26 July 2017 The person who posted as: Big pappa - APE, for 30+ years...... must be a moron. Evidently has never paid any attention to what's been going on for a long, long time. That ignorant & really taking home 8K per month? Amazing.   Name: todd novak E-mail: collinwood .com Employed as: Yard Master, for 1-10 years Posted: 26 July 2017 POO POO I am still working and I was planning to pay the money back . all it was a short term loan the just found that time becouse of the buffalo long poolers kept me from making the big bucks . well no long pools now . !!!!!   Name: Big pappa E-mail: Rr Employed as: APE, for 30+ years Posted: 26 July 2017 Per pay half let's say you bring home 4000 that's 8000 bring home per month. That's 96k per year take home, so in a 30 year career you would have brought home a little shy of 3 million. Your entire life on the railroad and you bring home less than 3 million dollars. This guy gets 84 million up front and might be here 3 years. So basically HH makes in 3 months what you make your entire life. Is this guy really worth 84 million? If so we are worth a hell of a lot more we actually make the railroad work we are the ones in the elements and filth that go home tired and beat down every day.   Name: Jinkem E-mail: T Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 26 July 2017 https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=https://www.wsj.com/amp/articles/norfolk-southern-says-its-winning-customers-from-csx-1501083819&ved=0ahUKEwim1PuIyqfVAhUFRyYKHbbHBH0QqUMIHjAA&usg=AFQjCNEHZb0cR7B6ys-b3yavGw3zN4AKLg&cf=1   Name: CSX RR worker E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 26 July 2017 Hey Smoked Out Assuming your not some random troll, Trains stopped all over the place blocking crossings is the fault of poor management, and bad dispatching. You would've had my sympathy if not for your false assumption that our guys are a bunch of lazy careless guys. Do you really think that our guys like outlawing in the middle of nowhere and waiting hours on end for a cab ride home. Most of us like the overtime, but after 12 hours on duty, that's just blood money. As long as your calling us lazy. Why don't you get up off your lazy ass and drive the long way around. Why don't you get up off your lazy ass and start voting for political candidates that don't give the rich corporations everything they want. Why don't you get up off of your lazy ass and call the police when the crossings are blocked. So we can get some heat on the railroads, for running such a piss poor operation that doesn't give a shit about employees or the general public or safety in general?   Name: SHIT ON HUNTER E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years Posted: 26 July 2017 You are a old fucking prick. HUNTER...,YES I'M TALKING TO TO, CAUSE I KNOW YOUR EGO MAKES YOU READ WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT YOU ON THIS SIGHT. IT PROBALY GIVES YOU A SICK FEELING OF GREATNESS KNOWING YOU ARE RUINING PEOPLE LIVES.I give my left nut to get 15 minutes of consequence free time with you alone in a room.I know this prick probably packs a gun with him anywhere he goes.if he comes in your terminal for a stop, call the police and report a man brandishing a gun. cause you know he probably doesn't have a pistol permit/ license to carry a weapon over multiple state lines   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years Posted: 26 July 2017 Csx was considered a slow player because csx wanted to be the safest railroad. Also, I was referring to the con quote as being classic. By the way everyone post in every section you idiot.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 1-10 years Posted: 25 July 2017 I work in the materials dept,overheard my boss say he couldn't order some parts today because venders said that they were not being paid.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year Posted: 25 July 2017 Bro that was well said. Probably 1 of the best post on here so far.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 25 July 2017 Did going to hourly rate cause more people to lose their jobs. In Canada   Name: todd Novak E-mail: collinwood .com Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 10-20 years Posted: 25 July 2017 POO POO buffalo long pool you can long pool to Cleveland and lay in the hotel and get all the shit trains back . then work off your rest . no more big bucks for you . or you can move to hoboken == new jersey   Name: Zimmerman E-mail: Pensacola Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 25 July 2017 If Harrison wants to start cutting off jobs we have no choice but to start reporting an injury every single day we have no choice we must do what we have to do . Seriously you better believe before they put me on the street I'm claiming a back injury or a knee injury I'm big on my brothers to do the same   Name: todd novak E-mail: collinwood .com Employed as: Yard Master, for 1-10 years Posted: 25 July 2017 total meltdown . But one great thing is the best hunter harris has done is to get rid of the long pools. ...Now you get the same shit as the rest of us . start moving to other yards--- assholes --   Name: Upnorth E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years Posted: 24 July 2017 Same shit in Canada.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Car repair, for 10-20 years Posted: 24 July 2017 Typical American management. Eliminate thousands of jobs to streamline operations that will never work but will create enough fake profit for bonuses and other perks such as new offices, increased management salaries, etc. But, but the economy keeps slowing. Easy answer, Eliminate thousands more jobs. Yes, now we're really lean and mean...... more bonuses.... Higher management salaries But, but, the economy keeps slowing. Easy answer, Automate and eliminate even more jobs..... first bankruptcy,,, more bonuses.... But, but, the economy is still slowing! Rinse, Dry, Repeat...... Out of business....Liquidation.... more management bonuses..... final management salary payouts.... Unemployment, EBT, ADC, Welfare for employees. Management 'team members' move on to the next business in need of saving.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 24 July 2017 In reference to the watchdog post: Not difficult to look up Federal rules & regulations. U.S. Code: Title 49 - Transportation Railroads: CFRs 200-299 (so far)   Name: switchtender E-mail: Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year Posted: 24 July 2017 When can we expect a 500 dollar/10 hour day to go in effect? I heard that the blet turned down 53 an hour? Why would they do that?   Name: Stock Report E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for 1-10 years Posted: 24 July 2017 Breaking news. And the stock is down again. I have personally downgraded it from outperform to a strong sell. All investors take note. Sell, sell, sell. Harrison has run the company in the ground. Customers are not getting serviced, trains are stacked up for miles, shortage of crews, and terminals are jammed up. Get out why you can. Don't get caught holding the bag   Name: watchdog E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years Posted: 24 July 2017 ALL CSX CREW/ALL DIVISIONS.....NOTICE! It has been brought to our attention that some managers/supervisors are forcing engineers to run on territories that they are not qualified or have not traversed in several years in violation of FRA LAW 240.231 It has also been reported that Chiefs as well as supervisors are using intimidation and threats of insubordination if the engineer does not take the job. Some of these threats include having the engineer pulled out of service and having them re qualify on their own time with no pay. Threats from a union contract employee(Chief) should be reported to their Union representative and their union officials should handle the steps necessary to counsel their member. Ethic charges should be filed immediately against and supervisor that threatens or intimidates any engineer who is requesting that the FRA LAW be followed. The FRA inspectors in your division should be notified immediately. Several divisions are under complete melt down due to the overflow of freight that has been shifted to their areas. Hunter Harrisons precision planning has caused freight to be backed up for days along all divisions and some yards are in complete gridlock and unable to handle the freight. This however does not allow supervisors who are under the gun to force engineers to violate FRA LAW. Crews are short and over worked and many are getting 6 and 7 starts. Locals are not being run and trains are sitting outside of the yards waiting to get in. Supervisors are desperate to move the freight any way they can including violating FRA LAWS. 240.231- (b1) For a locomotive engineer who has never been qualified on the physical characteristics of the territory over which he or she is to operate a locomotive or train, the pilot shall be a person qualified and certified as a locomotive engineer who IS NOT an assigned crew member. (b2) For a locomotive engineer who was previously qualified on the physical characteristic of the territory over which he or she is to operate a locomotive or train, but whose qualification has expired , the pilot may be any person, WHO IS NOT AN ASSIGNED CREW MEMBER, qualified on the physical characteristics of the territory. THIS DOES NOT MEAN THAT A CONDUCTOR WHO IS ON THE JOB AND QUALIFIED IS ALLOW TO BE A PILOT. THE LAW IS DIRECT AND IN BLACK AND WHITE. THERE IS TO BE A PILOT IN THE CAB WITH THE ENGINEER AT ALL TIMES. THE CONDUCTOR ON THE JOB CAN NOT BE A PILOT FOR THE ENGINEER. (C)Pilots are not required if the movement is on a section of track with an average grade of less than 1% over 3 continuous miles , AND (1) the track is other than main track: OR (2) the maximum distance the locomotive or train will be operated does not exceed ONE MILE: OR (3)The maximum authorized speed for any operation on the track does not exceed 20 Miles per hour: OR (4)Operations are conducted under operating rules that require every locomotive and train to proceed at a speed that permits stopping within one half the range of vision of the locomotive engineer. CSX chose to remove the controlled speed rule so this would be considered running at RESTRICTED SPEED. Engineers are being forced by intimidation to violate these rules and are not getting the proper pilots as well as running on main lines with authorized speeds well above 20 MPH. The dispatcher MUST GIVE THE CREW an EC1 mandatory directive to run at restricted speed. The dispatchers can not set intermediate signal to restricted speed therefore they must issue an EC1 directing the crew to run at restricted speed. If you encounter this problem on your division you must immediately report this to the FRA and to your union representative. This is also an issue that should be addressed with the USDOT. This IS NOT A LAUGHING MATTER AND SHOULD NOT BE TAKEN LIGHTLY. The chaos that is happening at this very moment is beginning to make all supervisors react without thinking things through thoroughly. Desperation to save their jobs and their yards has made many of them go the extremes to get what ever they can done, including violating FRA LAWS and the ethics policy. This can not be tolerated no matter how bad things have become because of Hunter Harrisons new precision planning. Rules have to be set now. Management must understand that LAWS trump any new plan that is being set in place. You must report all violations as soon as they happen. Its up to you to send the message that intimidation and violation of FRA LAWS will not be tolerated. Make a copy of this post and give the information to the crews you work with. Many do not have code of regulations books or know where to look for such laws. Educate your fellow crew members and look out for each others safety. Its a hornets nest out there now and all crews need to start looking out for each other.   Name: Lowonoxygen E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years Posted: 24 July 2017 Rumor is CSX CEO Has a LITTLE WEINER.   Name: hayride E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years Posted: 24 July 2017 Even the reporters are stating Evelyn is rambling on. https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=3&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwiaz5-9_qHVAhWo6IMKHc18C-gQqUMILDAC&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.jaxdailyrecord.com%2Farticle%2Fharrison-surprised-by-csx-stock-dip&usg=AFQjCNEiNyAG895Q5KVeX0eTtFiBDArO-Q   Name: Ozz fest E-mail: Ozzy Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 24 July 2017 As I write this at 0430 I will assure you that csx stock will tank again today   Name: josh E-mail: Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 10-20 years Posted: 23 July 2017 Is the clinchfield spartanburg north going to make a comeback? a freight comeback? or will it be sold or has it already been sold to that orange company?!   Name: Precision E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 23 July 2017 Mr. Harrison, it's not that people can't see your plan, you are screwing over customers that have paid you for a service that you aren't providing. If your new plan can't provide the service, then it's not the time to initiate it. Cars are sitting everywhere, trains are parked, customers freight is buried under hundreds of other cars with no capacity to handle it and process it. We are losing these customers daily. Smaller plants and shops have to shut down and maybe even go out of business while you figure things out with a skeleton crew that works under the fear of "get on board or get out". That's a direct quote that was given to a yardmaster. Your customers that you're fucking are the reason that you had a railroad to pay you the rediculous amount that you requested. There are no crews to take these trains even when we do find a spot for them, and nobody cares. We are all doing our jobs out here, but you say we are not. Come out and see. We'll show you.   Name: UpNorth E-mail: needoxygen?.com Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 23 July 2017 On the CN when he was here, we went to an hourly rate, from a mileage rate. Tossed out almost all of the then current working agreements. Went to a basic 10 hour day. Overtime rate for everything over 10 hours. With some basic agreements. Like calling procedures, and being run-around for an assignment. Rules covering Holidays, Birthdays, Personal Days, and Vacations. One thing that became easier was putting in our time tickets. We no longer had to keep track of every mile we traveled. It was Start Time to Finish Time. No more Yard/Road Jobs......just Jobs, no distinction between the two. If we got to any terminal with time to work, we worked. Up until we reached that 10 hour mark, then we tied up. But, once they got us out working, we usually managed to do that two hours worth of work in four or more hours, often not even finishing what they gave us. Some of the guys only wanted to work in the yard, others only wanted to work on the road. We bid on regular assignments, some that worked in the Yard, and others that worked the Road. I remember we had a bunch of Turn Jobs. I worked them for a couple of years. Started at about 17:00, headed toward Chicago with a train. Met a Chicago crew coming with a train and we swapped trains and returned to our starting point. This was quite a comedy for a few months. One crew in particular, hard runners, Notch 8 always...... They would return to Battle Creek with like maybe 5 hours to work, 3 before starting overtime, 2 more at overtime. But they wanted to just tie up and go home. Nope......the orders were "Make sure you talk with the Yardmaster when you get in." We'd hear them crying and sobbing, and a lot of comments on the radio to them were like: "What are you doing back so soon?" Eventually they learned ..... DON'T COME IN WITH TIME LEFT TO WORK. So most of the trains that were taking say 5 to 6 hours between Chicago and Battle Creek began to take a little longer. But, what was happening was NOBODY CARED. Nobody was wondering why the trains that were normally only taking 5 to 6 hours between start and end points was now taking 7, 8, maybe even 9, or more hours. Nobody cared. I wish that I could have kept records of the train times from before EHH, to after EHH. I know for a fact, that some of the trains coming into Battle Creek from Chicago, that were only taking 6 or 7 hours took longer, and a lot of them never even made it all the way in 12 hours. And the trains between Battle Creek and Port Huron started taking longer, and then into Toronto from Sarnia was taking longer. If I could show it some how, but I can't, you'd see the travel time between Chicago and Toronto go from about 18 to 20 hours, to like 30 to 36 hours. But nobody cared!!! Oh yeah......did we make more or less money before EHH, or after EHH. During the EHH days I was working a Local Assignment, with pretty regular hours, getting in on time every day. Well, the last two years I worked out on the road. I had been earning right around 100,000.00 a year. We were still getting that Productivity Pay. But the last two years I worked I made over 150,00.00, each year. But I had to retire, a couple years early, my knees gave out. A lot of what I've said here is just skimming the top. There were a lot more things happening out there "After EHH", that wasn't happening "Before EHH." Before, the crews were calling and getting all of our paperwork, and information written down, and calling to make sure the taxi was there to pick us up 30 minutes early. It was run run run.....and when we got home it was tie up and be gone. But after EHH arrived and changed everything, nobody ran for anything. We didn't do anything, until we got to the yard office. When we went down to the hotel lobby, if the taxi wasn't there.....oh well. It'll be along sometime. If you really want to cause problems ...... DON'T THINK. DO WHAT THEY TELL YOU. NOTHING EXTRA. EVERYBODY TURN INTO THAT STUPID IDIOT THAT THE COMPANY ALREADY THINKS YOU ARE.   Name: SLOWDOWN E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 30+ years Posted: 23 July 2017 ALL I AM SAY IS SLOWDOWN..... BUT BE CAREFUL... DO YOUR JOB AND BE SAFE!THEY BAN BRAKESTICKS... MAKE SURE YOU INSPECT ALL OF THE LADDERS ON THE CARS ,ALL HAND HOLDS AND THE CROSSING PLATFORMS ARE IN GOOD CONDITION, NOT BENT, LOOSE OR ARE RUSTED TO THE POINT OF FAILURE BEFORE YOU CLIMB UP TO PUT THE HANDBRAKES ON.IF SOME MANAGER ASK YOU WHAT YOUR DOING , POLITELY JUST EXPLAIN THAT YOU ARE CHECKING THE SAFTEY APPLIANCES ARE SAFE TO USE. THEY WANT YOU TO GET OFF MOVING EQUIPMENT UNDER 4 MPH...FUCK NO!I WAS ASKED WHY I SLOWED DOWN ONCE WHILE BEING WATCHED TO ABOUT 2 MPH AND GOT OFF. I EXPLAINED THAT THE ROAD BALLAST IN THE YARD AND A SPEED OF 4MPH PROBABLY RESULT IN ME TAKING A FACE PLANT ON THE BALLAST. I'M OLD AND I CAN'T WALK OR RUN 4MPH...SO WE SLOWED DOWN. IT ALL ADDS UP. DO IT SMARTLY AND SAFELY. WE ALL TAKE THAT EXTRA MINUTE TO COMPLETE A TASK THIS PLACE WILL MELTDOWN   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Engine repair, for 10-20 years Posted: 23 July 2017 The rumor is that Huntington is starting a Q line and when it's up and running Russell loco shop will shut down.   Name: Charlie berry E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 23 July 2017 https://youtu.be/-bmTnOF-JCw Wise words of E. Hunter Harrison much wacth   Name: Mac Drizzle E-mail: Making it rain Employed as: APE, for N/A Posted: 23 July 2017 I heard Russell KY is about to get quite a bit busier in about a month or two, anyone know if there's any truth to that?   Name: SLOWDOWN E-mail: Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year Posted: 22 July 2017 LET'S KEEP IT GOING...... SLOW THE FUCK DOWN..... A MINUTE HERE, A MINUTE THERE..... IT ALL ADDS UP.... DWELL TIME IS ON THE RISE IN ALL YARDS....GOOD JOB PEOPLE, KEEP IT UP!!!!!! HUNTER CAN KEEP LYING TO REPORTERS FROM THE WALL STREET JOURNAL ABOUT HOW ROSY THING ARE AND HOW THE NUMBERS ARE GREAT, BUT COUSTOMERS WILL START BITCHING SOON ENOUGH. OF COURSE HUNTER WILL TELL EVERYONE WHO WILL LISTEN HOW " A FEW OF TROOPS ARE PUSHING BACK" SO PEOPLE LET'S PUSH THIS FUCKER BACK!!!!   Name: Fired E-mail: Free oxygen.com Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years Posted: 22 July 2017 A MUST READ http://www.railwayage.com/index.php/blogs/william-vantuono/whats-going-on-at-csx.html   Name: fred E-mail: oxygen4sale.org Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 22 July 2017 Guys keep posting reviews on Glassdoor and indeed. It only takes about 5 minutes. Let the public know the truth about this company and our CEO.   Name: lo E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 22 July 2017 https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwjLuq2bjJ3VAhVp3IMKHe1ECksQFggtMAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.joc.com%2Frail-intermodal%2Fclass-i-railroads%2Fcsx-transportation%2Fcsx-intermodal-under-harrison-gives-ns-truckers-opening-grab-share_20170428.html&usg=AFQjCNFwKseDMF6mf8NJFQSeGycCguZ6FQ Eugene doesn't give a shit about intermodal. Darth Eugene shut down and dismantled Caskey Yard. he showed up it wasn't his idea to build it so he ripped up the tracks of a multi million dollar cost to CSX. First yard to be built in 30 years lasted about 3years. 1st time Id pools were working! I red an article from 2015 that he had serious health issues that would have caused a sane man to step down. Power hungry Eugene would not no matter the cost to CP. Over 2 years ago had major surgery and still tethered to an oxygen machine today. If he wore that oxygen mask to the board then he must ALWAYS need it. The dumbasses at CSX handed the helm over to him. A lot of the men and women at Jax that was all for it are now unemployed or on their way out.   Name: tea E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 22 July 2017 Cool Mo D Same shit happened in Canada.   Name: Dirty Mike E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years Posted: 22 July 2017 When Hunter Harrison's oxygen tank runs out and he finally dies, which should be soon, I will find his grave site, drink a six banger of Miller Lite tall boys, and piss all over his grave. This will happen.   Name: Precision E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 22 July 2017 I think it could really help also if you guys could update everyone when you start to see layoffs, and include the status of your terminal, like are you already short on crews or are there truly too many guys around? When the public sees how unnecessary the cuts are before it causes more backups and congestion, then they won't believe ehh's claims that we're laying down on the job. This is a repeat of his last episodes, let's be the first to expose his garbage plan to the shareholders and the public   Name: Precision E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 22 July 2017 Oh yeah, here's a neat one: trainmaster was to start vacation tomorrow, finished his 39 hour shift at 18:00, by 19:00 he received an email stating that all management vacations and scheduled days off have been cancelled until further notice! I believe it was sent to all trainmasters. Not sure if anyone else in management is included. Does he want them all to quit?? What's the real plan here? Out of maybe 8 or 10 trainmasters that I see, I'd say 5 or 6 are considering quitting, like soon.   Name: Precision E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 22 July 2017 Yes,read excsx article. Keep posting the bullshit that we have to deal with out here. It's now published and will continue for the public to read. New castle still has 700 willard cars, some for over a week. Willard still only takes so many a day and they keep coming. For 2 days in a row, had 2 trains bound for Willard tied down on the main with no plan to move them. They moved one and parked another in it's place.   Name: Jinkem E-mail: T Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years Posted: 21 July 2017 Everyone must read the article excsx posted on here   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 21 July 2017 Xtra board is stacking up again , furloughs have started more to come   Name: Reality Check E-mail: Employed as: M of W, for 1-10 years Posted: 21 July 2017 Jackson: Yep, make it leaner. See how much you cheer when they cut you back to conductor or furlough you all together. All this is short term bloodletting to make numbers look good. Go ahead and automate the bridges. Hope it is you it malfunctions on. Remember this, all of us benefit with more paying into Railroad retirement. Now get off this site and go back and clean Cindy's urinal.   Name: Billy Dee E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years Posted: 21 July 2017 Jackson Fuck YOu*******************************************   Name: Jackson E-mail: New orleans Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 21 July 2017 I can tell there's a bunch of guys not sure about the future but with this new CEO only good things will happen everyone needs to chill out and do your job quit worrying about rumors . I know the brothers at Tilford yard or catching a hard time due to the closing but it was for the best . A little bird told me that a bunch a track in Pennsylvania and Michigan will be sold soon one of the big yards in Cincinnati shut down .this Will only make this company leaner stronger more profitable . All the drawbridges from New Orleans to Mobile will be automated remote control no more bridge tenders . Again I hate it for those guys but this will make the company more profitable in the long run .   Name: Lloyd E-mail: lickonmeballs@ehh.com Employed as: Brakeman, for 10-20 years Posted: 20 July 2017 Slow down by the troops you say? You crusty old fuck. No one likes working for this company anymore. We've all been mentally abused out here for years and you come along and add the icing on the cake. Take the brake stick and shove it up your ass. Wouldn't want to waste anything out here. While you're at it say hi to dirty Mike and the boys in the fuck shack.   Name: J E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years Posted: 20 July 2017 What a little bitch it didn't take long already blaming the men. In one instance, service slid back to previous levels, Harrison says. The other case was a result of a labor slowdown, which Harrison described as “pushback by some of the troops.”   Name: Milkman E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 20 July 2017 Uptown Good post First I want to make clear. I believe Eugene Is a has been and Mantleridge is playing Weekend at Bernies with him. With that being stated. Has much has I can't stand him or his bullshit. The stock needs to drop below 40. Before we can make some of these statements I'm reading on here.   Name: Dave twillble E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years Posted: 20 July 2017 Please read, customers are talking to the press http://trn.trains.com/news/news-wire/2017/07/19-csx-service   Name: Upton Sinclair E-mail: yea right? Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 20-30 years Posted: 20 July 2017 To assume Hunter Harrison could do at CSX, what he did at his two previous stops in canada is akin to assuming a small college coach could take his offense and his staff to the NFL and have the same results. very differant railroads. It is much easier to do the precision scheduled rail concept when you are 80% minline and spread out as opposed to all the industry work csx does especially around cincinatti chicago atlana louisville and a few other places. The brake stick policy is particularly alarming. When the CEO is taking time out of his day to make a decision to ban a tool that lets his people work both faster and more safely is an indication of desperation. Either promises have been made that cant be kept or oxygen isnt getting to his brain in sufficient quantities to allow coherent thought. Maintenance: the idea of ignoring maintenance of facilities to pump up earnings isnt a new one. When KKR brought kmart back public the stores were so under maintained it took years for the new management to recover. These guys on wall street are very smart, if theyre not they dont last very long....theyve seen this before..these guys can model an entire industry and or company on a computer given diferant scenarios and project earnings withing pennies a share....honest opinion....they are seeing through the smoke and mirrors, see a short term cooking of the books to show lower costs when in actuality they are borrowing from a future peter to pay paul today..in oher words what money is to be made from the hunter harrison future fiasco has been made time to take profit and move on. projection for future....paul hilal will begin pieceing out parcesl to short lines to earn some green mail and what will be left in 3 years will be like a carcas of a thanksgiving day turkey the day after.   Name: Ozzy E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 20 July 2017 CSX stock down another 1.30 as of mid-afternoon 7/20/17 the pressure is on and the shareholders are not happy with EHH drastic measures may be taken to save himself but at this rate he might not last much longer   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 20 July 2017 Jackson,I don't believe that your an engineer and you are definitely not a union man talking like that.More like a Jacksonville manager.   Name: Jackson E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year Posted: 20 July 2017 And something else it wouldn't kill nobody if we had to chip in a portion for your work boots or if we had to pay for them . And if we have to pay a small portion to stay in the hotel room a small sacrifice to keep working . And when we are shorthanded on different train crews there is nothing wrong with Calling out a trainmaster or different qualified management to help us run trains .in the long run it would help us all ,everyone needs to get on board or jump ship . That's all I have to say I love being a railroader, love this company I think Harrison is a fine man and doing a great job .   Name: Jackson E-mail: New Orleans Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 20 July 2017 Everyone needs to chill out .Harrison is doing what he has to do to make sure this company survives . Every since I have been here they have been a lot of wasted spending ,riding in the time clock enough is enough we finally got a man that's going to do something about this . It's better that we make some sacrifices so we can keep our job then keep wasting money and be on the street grow up man do your damn job. Remember if you don't like it McDonald's is always hiring quit complaining do your job !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I have also suggested that we be like our maintenance away brothers instead of us getting a single room at the hotel we could double up ,engineers and conductors could share a room . A lot money could be saved their   Name: herp E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 19 July 2017 Merle?? What do you mean he's gone? He's not gone what are you talking about?   Name: 4real E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 19 July 2017 ethics is gone?   Name: SLOWDOWN E-mail: Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year Posted: 19 July 2017 Stock is down 2.77 today .looks like my slowdown is working.so don't worry everyone my slowdown will get rid of hunter. LOL   Name: Phil Logan E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 19 July 2017 Ethics department eliminated, ethics hotline shutoff by Harrison. How will I complain about that piece o' shit Jack Vierling III, and his little ass clown Wes Lindner? WWW.CSX-SUCKS.COM!   Name: mercy E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 19 July 2017 APE aka ehh suck ass That's what he's stating.   Name: fred E-mail: Employed as: Brakeman, for 20-30 years Posted: 19 July 2017 The statement by Eugene about his tenure being brief. This is to give reason why stock is dropping. Nothing more.   Name: tea E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 19 July 2017 https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=8&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwj2zKfc_pXVAhUm2IMKHY1nCikQFghLMAc&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.bizjournals.com%2Fjacksonville%2Fnews%2F2017%2F07%2F19%2Fcsx-ceo-drops-bombshell-during-earnings-call.html&usg=AFQjCNEOtElVZTMVQrK7-qMT_neJOltfXA Good One Must Read!   Name: OZZY OZ BURN E-mail: I am the Jackal Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 19 July 2017 As of mid afternoon today 7/19/17 CSX stock is down 3.25 from previous close!!!! So for those that don't understand that means you just lost 3.25 for every share you have, if you have a measly 500 shares you lost over 1500 today. Of course it doesn't close for another 3 hours but it don't look good.   Name: Knuckle Pin E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 19 July 2017 FYI, Hunter's nephew either quit or got ran off from the Rocky Mount trainyard where he was trying to qualify as a conductor. Even had his own personal engineer. Drugs or booze issues.   Name: bill stevens E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 1-10 years Posted: 19 July 2017 effective immediately all publications including past present and future, electronic and paper of trains magazine will be changed to the Eugene h harrison fan club official lovefest site. hail Eugene. eigene heil.   Name: The watchmen E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years Posted: 19 July 2017 Some are starting to ask the right questions, please read https://www.bloomberg.com/gadfly/articles/2017-07-18/csx-profit-chugs-along-but-could-come-at-a-price   Name: Sampson E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 19 July 2017 More propaganda please read http://trn.trains.com/news/news-wire/2017/07/18-csx-earnings   Name: CRRguy E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year Posted: 19 July 2017 Do any of my southeast usa friends have any idea what ehh is going to do with the clinchfield from spatanburg all the way north? heard anything? ehh has slowly been adding a train here and a train there back to the route but not utilizing it as the quickest route to chicago from the south? Blue Ridge Subdivision, Florence Spartanburg McCormick subdivisions. Has anyone heard of any traffic increases in the area? What about the Georgia Road from Atlanta to Augusta? Share some insight if you can. So much more freight can be routed up the clinchfield to replace the coal, manifest trains can utilize it too. Any insight on if it is coming back to life would be appreciated! Thanks! Just worried ehh will pull the rails and abandoned this area from South Carolina north up the Clinchfield. It was mostly coals, with additional freights and locols, now this area gets one train north and one train south, maybe a local.   Name: Grapevine E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 18 July 2017 Louisville is 3rd in line on the chopping block right now, it's going to happen just haven't heard specifics yet   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 10-20 years Posted: 18 July 2017 Would you really want poor people running the company, LOL.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for N/A Posted: 18 July 2017 Nice1: All RRs are wanting low operating ratios & higher profits. Bet they figure with the Trump regime in place - this is a good time to try for the moon no matter what it may take. C'mon, what big company actually gives a rat's butt about employees & their families anyway?   Name: Nice1 E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 18 July 2017 We needed those men at Nashville. They stayed busy day in and day out. Today their services are no longer needed? I call bullshit! I agree E is running this company into the ground. It's all one orchestrated effort for a merger. They claim he's a turnaround expert. CSX HAS MADE A PROFiT SINCE SNOW! It's all horseshit.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 18 July 2017 what about transportation dept in Nashville   Name: Helpivefalenncantgetup E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 18 July 2017 http://www.jaxdailyrecord.com/article/csx-wants-to-renovate-jacksonville-headquarters Loss of safety boots helps pay for Eugene's renovations for his handicapped accessible office and personal medical staff. What's the news on Nashville? Details please.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 18 July 2017 what happened in Nashville   Name: Guardian dog E-mail: Employed as: APE, for N/A Posted: 18 July 2017 attn admin. could you please change the name of this site. csx workers for equitable treatment. csx supporters for joining the 21st century. Somethingt to that effect. and bar robert pines. please. tyvvm.   Name: Doingfine E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 17 July 2017 After a thorough review of the money waisted on our new ceo CSX will discontinue its practice of paying for these personal items boots,glasses, flashlights, and or anything else on behalf of employees and is applicable to all employees except for a small number of individuals whose work Requires knee pads and or oxygen. Safety Was of great importance at CSX, and is considered outdated and irrelavent CSX is committed to providing a harsh work environment that supports and promotes the health and wellbeing of CSX through a wide range of lies and intimidation. At the same time, employees are expected to contribute to The ceo retirement fund by ensuring they arrive on the job prepared to work and cut corners. Thank you for joining with CSX and all of your colleagues in striving to make our company the worse in the railroad industry. We're just happy to do our part Sir. Thank you Sir, may we have another?   Name: Nice1 E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 17 July 2017 Keep posting reviews on glass door and indeed. I'm seeing a lot of new ones. This is a great way to let the public know the truth. I'm calling on all my Union brothers and sisters. Please post reviews and comments anywhere on social media.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 17 July 2017 There are posts on here: something about how all what's going on now will pass. And: the Ol' csx system that was known before will probably not be the same........   Name: Slow it down E-mail: Employed as: APE, for N/A Posted: 17 July 2017 Every yard crew needs to slow down. If you have 2 crews per shift equals 6 crews per day. Now if each crew does 10 to 15 cars less per day, thats 60 to 75 cars less per day. now thats 420 to 525 less cars being switched per week. Now times that by how many yard jobs thee are on the system. Bleed them slowly and smartly. Don't do anything obvious that will bring attention to yourself. The yards are already cloging up!! Take a extra few minutes here and there to do things. No brake stick... no problem my fat old ass now will have to climb up on the car to put the hand brake on.take 5 times as long to apply a brake instead of wrapping on quickly with a stick.   Name: Cliff E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 17 July 2017 Anonymous please dont post anymore your post only kill one thing, oir credibility, please try to stay as professional as possible, bad words are ok venting frustrations is understandable, buts threats make us look childish and stupid   Name: Yes E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year Posted: 17 July 2017 great post guarddog. The most truth I've heard in a long time.   Name: Csx E-mail: Rr Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 17 July 2017 fill us in, is radnor shut down and sold   Name: Tra E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 16 July 2017 CSX sent a notice to shippers on their northern tier lines last week advising that precision railroading "enhancements" will result in 72 hours of additional transit time. Only EHH could claim an additional 72 hours is an "enhancement". No yard PTI? Wrong your TM are using for them for yard assist. CSX lies to customers,employees and themselves. We've had jobs added then cut added back on then cut again. E not getting enough oxygen. Has been can be paid like pharaoh and we can't get a reasonable contract.   Name: Precision E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 16 July 2017 Hey shareholder, this company doesn't care about the customers. The board of directors doesn't care about any of it. They care about that short term stock price. They have been telling the customers to go fuck themselves for as long as I've been here. They don't care if you have 1 boxcar, or a thousand covered hoppers a day. If it inconveniences them or if UPS is within a hundred miles, your freight is going to sit. I saw them show up and remove a switch at a customers facility because they just didn't want to deal with them. Spread the word to your fellow shareholders. He's gutting the company for short term gains and is currently holding thousands of customers cars everywhere throughout the company with no plan to get them to their destination.   Name: Shareholder E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 16 July 2017 Melt downs? RR service interruptions? Where are the customers AND the Board Of Directors?   Name: Clifford E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 16 July 2017 This is shit is becoming down right comical at this point, gridlocks customers being told to hurry up and wait, oh yea and that slap in the dick they offered as a contract, guys just go to work do the job, dont kill ur self but dont lay down, dont give this rotten old soul sucking fuck face a reason to make an example out of your location, i have heard of a possible strike in the near future, just remember if it comes to that ehh will get what he wants, a reason to qualify management to run trains for a strike defense, and oh yea when we get forced to go back after 1 day bye president rump, our negotiations will go before the presidential advisory board and they will pick our contract, or hunter gets us to bite on a out of national handling contract for what appears to be a great hourly rate but really we end up selling our souls, let him implode his self lers go to work, get done what we can get done, the right way the professional way and safely, fight for ur terminal it my not mater in the end but we r railroaders lets stand up for one another while acting like the trained professional industrial athletes we r.   Name: Ben Dover E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 16 July 2017 It's not just in Buffalo, it's system wide from the Redi Center on down thru out every division!!!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year Posted: 16 July 2017 Buffalo meltdown beginning.... cars stacking up...trainmasters also starting to meltdown, pressure on them starting to show.   Name: Republic of the US E-mail: Patriot 2002-2006 & 2016-? Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 16 July 2017 Make history gents, give the media something to talk about and be remembered for the next 100+ years. Save your railroad. It won't take much and it won't take long. This country is highly dependent on rail transportation. With or without the union you have to save your railroad. Save it before it's to late because it is almost gone.   Name: Precision E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 16 July 2017 Nothing I said was a complaint. Just a simple service update for my fellow union brothers. I go when they call and I'd never take a paycheck if I wasn't giving an honest days work. I think we should let each other know, and maybe the public might read a few lines about the truth out here. I know service hiccups will happen in his plan, but there's some unnecessary intimidation and abuse of power going on. Some bullying of crews and terminals. It's not right. Hopeful for the future or not, we should still have a voice, and this might be all we have...   Name: Never happen E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 15 July 2017 We will NEVER see 450-550 on a 10 hrs day. Fact...!!!!!! Keep dreaming ..   Name: switchtender E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years Posted: 15 July 2017 I can't wait untill we start making 450-550 a day and overtime after 10. HH made the Canadians the best paid railroaders on the continent.   Name: oboy E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 15 July 2017 I agree with you 100%   Name: Precision E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 15 July 2017 Velocity starts when a train departs and ends when it arrives. But the dwell time is going to be pretty ugly. That's the time cars sit in a yard or siding. Nc has cars that haven't moved in 8 days, and there's no light at the end of the tunnel for them to start moving. Rule changes and intimidation hasn't even started. This is gonna get ugly, and our unions aren't even interested.   Name: oboy E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 15 July 2017 precision I didn't know that about Parked trains can't bring your velocity down without a crew. Thanks for the info New dude I'm with you I'm sick of all the rule changes no one cam keep up with. The stress not being able to stay rested for a job. Most of all the intimidation of the new idpap.   Name: Precision E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 15 July 2017 Yup. And the lack of crews for these trains help to sugar coat things. Parked trains can't bring your velocity down without a crew. I've heard on both ends from dispatch that it's going to be a while because there are no crews anywhere, and it's been the same story for more than a week. Some buffalo crews were at Willard when their id pool ended, and they left them there for an extra day, some of them longer with no trains on their lineup, just to make a point. Fucked up. Ethics means what again??   Name: bill E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 15 July 2017 https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=2&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwi4mYKywIzVAhUO8YMKHRQAAXkQqUMIKDAB&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.newschannel5.com%2Fnews%2Fchanges-at-csx-transportation-means-job-cuts&usg=AFQjCNEAk-m99cvMM6GjSqtKbOkf5gA73A   Name: oboy E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years Posted: 15 July 2017 Hey precision It's funny how we all know the truth. Meanwhile csx is spreading the lies about how well this is all working out.   Name: Precision E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 15 July 2017 Don't forget to include new castle and Willard in that meltdown. New castle has about 700 cars for Willard and Willard is screwed and can't handle any of it. One yardmaster now, and he looks like he's having a meltdown as well. Willard is even sending cars back to new castle just to get them out of the way. Trainmasters melting down as well. I worked extra job the other day. 10hrs and never left the crew room. Not a track to switch into. It's about as fucked as it has ever been since steam engine days. Good job team. It'll probably work better tomorrow, right?   Name: fred E-mail: Employed as: Brakeman, for 20-30 years Posted: 15 July 2017 Avon yard is shutting down? That yard has been in operation for over 100yrs. Where will all the men move to? What would be the closest move?   Name: tea E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 14 July 2017 when the new attendance policy comes out. We will all bitch about it. We will talk about how this bs will not be tolerated within 60 days our union will post or mail out a reply. The letter from the union will read something like. "This was a unilateral move by the carrier we extremely protested the new policy. We will do everything in our power to convince the carrier this is outrageous and unacceptable. But remember our hands are tied this is a company policy. The company ultimately can create and amend policy as they so desire. Hence the last 5 policies stuck. When the carrier will not agree on a reasonable contract on health care. The unions will take a vote on whether or not we should strike. The YES vote will be around 97% in favor of. There will even be meetings about the strike and who is to do what and signs will be made. The local guys will be off union business making posters and bullshit. Then we will get a sub-standard contract. Pay raise will be less than par. Insurance will increase. Work rules will be favor of the carrier. The union will once again mail out toilet paper stating they did everything they could and with a carrier friendly administration this contract surpassed their wildest imagination. They will praise one another for their relentless fight with the carrier. They will pat one another on the back for their great success. Yeah we've all seen this bullshit too many times Our grandparents would be greatly disappointed in us for tolerating this bullshit.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 14 July 2017 It's entirely believable\possible -- they can milk it, sell it off/ parcel things out to whomever may want whatever. The ol' csx may be just a part of history.   Name: Horny Harrison E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years Posted: 14 July 2017 A brief update for all the millionaire shareholders out there. HH is going to make you even richer. REDI Center closed, Tilford Yard will be sold (Atlanta is a small city anyway, who cares!). Next up, Radnor Yard in Nashville, (Nashville is booming, we don't need that business), we'll take the 750 million the city is offering. 300 more job cuts in Jax today (you are welcome Mantle Ridge!) Wait till the guys and girls in the field see the new attendance policy (they don't need families or lives, the railroad is all they need!). If we find an employee that makes 50 an hour, fire him, and replace him with someone for 20 an hour (this is precision railroading!). The next union contract will be complete shit, get ready for paying big dollars for health insurance. We are doing away with 3-step as well, (so what if we kill a few dads and brothers) we get to make more money while we sit on our fat asses and suck on oxygen bottles!!!! CSX workers, if you are in a city with competing railroads, apply there now. CSX will be merged in the end. After HH leaves, stocks will crash, CSX will be parted and sold. Any of your friends that want to work for the railroad, tell them to run away, like they are on fire! CSX is the most corrupt, morally bankrupt company in the world. The new executives at CSX don't care what federal law says, screw the FRA, screw insider trading laws. Anything to make a buck, and they are daring the feds to come after them. They simply, are not afraid. You should be!   Name: Notch8 E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 14 July 2017 Whats going on with osborn? Know some guys there and their traffic effects ours. What rumor are going around?   Name: SLOW DOWN E-mail: MAKE THEM SWEAT Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 14 July 2017 Heads up, Osborn Yard in Louisville is about to be hit hard, possibly decimated within the next month   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years Posted: 13 July 2017 Hate to bring y'all more bad news , but even if he slips on the banana peel. They have already got his puppets lined up to carry on his legacy, Making CSX great again. The stock price will rise , one way or another.   Name: jay E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 13 July 2017 With all this going down on us,How about BNSF and UP and KCS? They have the same crap going on?   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 13 July 2017 REDI Center sold. Tilford Yard in the process of being shuttered up. The worst is yet to come.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 30+ years Posted: 13 July 2017 Hunter harrison needs to be punched in his old face.... he's 40 + years my senior, but I would take great pleasure punching him... seeing him fall to the floor.... then a couple good boots for added pleasure. Come on guys I bet as of today most of you use rather beat the shit out of HHH, THEN FUCK ANY GIRL OF YOUR CHOICE... sad point is I hear he has his own muscle to watch his back.   Name: milkman E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years Posted: 13 July 2017 bhornet Great idea! I just posted my review on glassdoor and indeed. Everyone needs to do this. Lets bring all the attention we can to this company. The contract proposal is a joke. The idpap is a joke. The previous idpap wasn't strict enough? Caps is a joke. I just heard from tm that there is even a worse attendance policy coming out soon. I think this will be about 7 policies I've read since hiring out. I don't know how it could be any worse. I heard Peter was coming back to.   Name: Brownhornet E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years Posted: 12 July 2017 Place reviews on indeed and glass door about CSX. Be truthful let the nation know about the corruption and intimidation we deal with.   Name: BighairyP E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years Posted: 12 July 2017 2017 CSX news rumors Harrison stock HH HAS A LITTLE WEINER   Name: Dogpile E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years Posted: 12 July 2017 Mantle Ridge is playing Weekend at Bernies with Ewing HH. Everything coming down the pipe is just being rubber stamped with Ewing's name. when all comes out in the wash about Ewing stock will crash and burn.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 12 July 2017 Just read boot program cut, does this affect T&E?   Name: Captain Crunch Berries E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 11 July 2017 Mr. Longshore get on your boat and go out to sea for 3 months at at at a time, and when you need some sex get on your knees and service the Captain while the first mate does you from behind.I hear Longshoremen have highest homo percentage among all blue collar workers.That's why they call you seamen cuz you swallow!!!   Name: Phil Logan E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 11 July 2017 It's July 11, Amazon prime day, and Jack Vierling is still a lazy, fat, stupid, piece of sh*t. PS:let's not forget about his little buddy Chris Worth, another piece of lying garbage that Uncle Hunter already kicked to the curb, is also an adulterous piece of sh*t. PPS: Jax division Vierling crony Linder is still walking around padding the expense account with excess mileage he didn't drive, and e-test done from his office, when will uncle hunter see through his bull sh*t in Orlando?   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 10 July 2017 A self supporting pool is an xtra board and y'all voted it in   Name: WTFFFFFFF! E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 10 July 2017 Screw your brake stick BOOHOO!!!! You people who haven't received a copy of the Synopis of June 29th 2017 NCCC proposal better get off your butts and get one ASAP. You cry your unions don't do anything for you so you better get your fighting boots on cause its going to be ugly if you don't! Medical premiums up. C0-pay up- deductibles up. 2% pay raise each year for the next 2 years. Cost of living is more than that. Inflation is figured at 4%. SCREW THAT SHIT! Doing away with bidding and bumping. All self supporting pools. ELIMINATE ALL EXTRA BOARDS. COMBINE ROAD AND YARD AND CREATE NEW ZONES TO WORK, 25 MILES FROM TERMINAL OR FIRST MAIN LINE SIDING WHICH BOTH ROAD CREWS AND YARD CREWS WOULD BE REQUIRED TO HANDLE ANY LOCOMOTIVES,CARS, TRAINS AND PERFORM ANY WORK INCLUDING SERVICING INDUSTRIES- WITHOUT ADDITIONAL PAY! This frickin nut job is out of his mind. What the hell is a local job for. What is a road switcher job for. Yard crews can do work within the limits of the terminal. Conrail had that shit figured out and we did just fine. I was on duty 10 hours last trip out of terminal. Got to hotel and was there for 21 hours before we were called out. Stuck on the train 9 hours before we got off of it at home. 40 dam hours away from my family. 40 hours away from my kids. If this idiot gets away with this that means we could roll in and be sent out to switch some dam industry or go get a train out of a siding outside the yard, or hostel power in the yard, or switch out cuts or WTF EVER for 3 more hours after we've been gone from home for 40 stinking hours. Its time to go home. Its time to see the family. Its time to go make the wifey happy! That's what a yard crew can do. That's what a yard conventional crew can do! And don't tell me to get on a yard job if I need to be home because that doesn't solve the dam problem. It just puts that yard guy out were I was and he's got to be putting up with the same shit. FRA and union blew smoke up our ass said giving us 10 hours rest would give us a better quality of life. All it did was give us a chance to sleep 5 hours. Didn't do shit for quality of life. You better be talking to your LC and letting him know that you aren't paying dues for this shit and we better be getting double time on a separate ticket after we knock down the home signal at the terminal if we got to stay and do yard and local work after we have been gone for days!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 10 July 2017 So are you the same guys that cried like babies when brake sticks first came out and they told you that you had to use them??? He doesn't want them because they are an expense, he doesn't want them because it's another unnecessary rule where they absolutely require them, and at those same places, I've seen hours wasted looking for one or walking to get one. All it's doing is requiring us to be real railroaders again. Same with the moving equipment rule and others. If you're afraid of everything and not capable of climbing a car, then you don't belong out here. I'm not a manager, I'm just embarrassed to be called a conductor when my union brothers are crying about simple tasks that we've always had to do. Get over it and go to work.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 10 July 2017 Managers are hired to intimidate not to work.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years Posted: 09 July 2017 Where's Yummy !!!!!!!   Name: BLaCkHoRnEt E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years Posted: 09 July 2017 http://www.peoplesworld.org/article/the-worlds-greediest-ceo-hunter-harrison/ Cut workforce by 1/3   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 30+ years Posted: 09 July 2017 This 72 year old cost cutting asshole now has banned using brake sticks. I haven't been requalify on putting hand brakes on by hand, I may fall off the car and hurt myself if not retrained! If not, I may be watching TV and have to write down the 1-800- injury lawer phone number .   Name: Phil Logan E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years Posted: 09 July 2017 When is that ass clown Jack Vierling going to get the axe and go back dispatching ? Daddy Frulla helped him escape from Jax Div Mgr to cushy AVP job in Jax right when Hunter came in, left everyone else holding the bag, while he hid. Right before he left, told me to hold trains out til we were ready to hump to keep arrival to hump and dwell number down, making him look good. If you axe me, my dog knows more about railroading from sniffin my shoes than Jackie V will ever know. What a lying, piece of shit, waste of fcking skin.   Name: X trainmaster E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 09 July 2017 Damn XTM you got awful mad you must be either Frulla or Vierling daddy can't save you this time   Name: X trainmaster E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 09 July 2017 Damn XTM you got awful mad you must be either Frulla or Vierling daddy can't save you this time   Name: Nathan curry E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years Posted: 09 July 2017 Today i woke up with a smile.... jerry lewindowski shit canned!!! Karmas a bitch.... pigs get what pigs deserve!!   Name: X trainmaster E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 08 July 2017 When are Frills and Vierling gonna get their turn standing in the government cheese line   Name: Reality Check E-mail: Employed as: M of W, for 1-10 years Posted: 08 July 2017 I remember what the pundits said when the news broke that Harrison was coming to CSX. Network was different than CN and CP. Was more like a bowl of spaghetti rather than long straight route miles. Ohhh but HH is the RR messiah! If the stock price is the ultimate judge of success, time will tell. Like a football game, talk all the shit you want, but the score says who is the best. Hunter can bring in all the minions he wants, but the price (score) tells the story. And if the score doesnt change much from where it is now, the harder they are going to be on us. His ego alone will kill his ass if he cant make good on all the promises. Fear of Failure is the fuel driving the heavy handed tactics. Hopefully we can ride out the Ego storm and little Paulie will do the same as Bill Ackman did with CP. Like I said before, NS told HH to go blow and they are just fine without his expertise! As of closing yesterday, the scoreboard said so.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 10-20 years Posted: 08 July 2017 That reads like a law suit.   Name: New IDPAP E-mail: Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year Posted: 08 July 2017 New idpap is out. Looks like everything that's not a major is 2-3 strikes and your out. Includes violations of policy like attendance. Issued at 2300 Friday, effective 0800 Saturday. Wonder what the GCs have to say?   Name: No mo CSX E-mail: Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 20-30 years Posted: 08 July 2017 All DMs, ADMs, chief dispatchers that were left from PH era (pre-Harrison)fired today. 12-15 ex-CN Hunter minions (managers) coming in to take over at 2000 on Friday night. Looks like Cindy and Jermaine (if they still have a job?) are the real walking dead. Eugene will toss em out like every one else from the Ward era, after they do his bidding.   Name: Chris Worth E-mail: XCSX@voodoo.com Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 08 July 2017 New IDPAP.....issued as notice at 2300 hrs 7/7/17, in effect 0700 Saturday.... We're all fired, violating policy is non-major offense. Second non-major violation in three years for same thing results in a major. Safety glasses 2 times in 3 years, gone. Attendance policy violated 2 times in three years, gone. Major offense also counts in non-major category. Looks like two or three strikes and yer out! Wonder what GC's in UTU and BLET have to say???? C S X T R A N S P O R T A T I O N CSXT SYSTEM JULY 7, 2017 BULLETINS & NOTICES SYSTEM NOTICE 103 TO: T&E CREWS AND ALL CONCERNED SUBJECT: NEW IDPAP EFFECTIVE: 0700HRS, JULY 8, 2017 ITEM 1 - IDPAP FOR OPERATING CRAFT EMPLOYEES THE INDIVIDUAL DEVELOPMENT AND PERSONAL ACCOUNTABILITY POLICY FOR OPERATING CRAFT EMPLOYEES POLICY BELOW GOES INTO EFFECT AT 0700 JULY 08, 2017. ITEM 2 - IDPAP FOR OPERATING CRAFT EMPLOYEES EFFECTIVE DATE: 07/08/17 PURPOSE CSXT VALUES ALL CONTRACT EMPLOYEES AS MEMBERS OF THE CSXT TEAM, REALIZES THAT THEIR PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND WELL-BEING IS A CRITICAL ELEMENT IN CSXT'S CONTINUED SUCCESS, AND STRIVES TO TREAT THEM WITH RESPECT AND FAIRNESS IN ACCORDANCE WITH LABOR AGREEMENTS. THIS POLICY IS DESIGNED TO PROVIDE EMPLOYEES AN OPPORTUNITY TO IMPROVE AND SUCCEED THROUGH A MEASURED, OPEN, AND JUST PROCESS AS THE COMPANY ADDRESSES VIOLATIONS OF COMPANY RULES IN AN APPROPRIATE AND EFFECTIVE MANNER. NO PROVISION OF THIS POLICY SHALL BE APPLIED OR INTERPRETED IN A MANNER INCONSISTENT WITH FEDERAL OR STATE LAW. RESPONSIBILITIES CSXT EXPECTS ALL EMPLOYEES TO BE SAFE, CONSCIENTIOUS, AND DEPENDABLE; TO COMPLY WITH RULES; AND DISPLAY A POSITIVE ATTITUDE TOWARD TEAMWORK AND COMPANY OBJECTIVES. CSXT INTENDS TO CONTINUE TO PROVIDE A SAFE WORK ENVIRONMENT IN WHICH ALL EMPLOYEES CAN EXPERIENCE MEANINGFUL WORK AND CONTRIBUTE TO THE TEAM'S SUCCESS. CSXT REQUIRES MANAGERS TO PROVIDE FAIR AND CONSISTENT TREATMENT TO ALL EMPLOYEES UNDER THEIR CHARGE AND TO USE ALTERNATIVES TO FORMAL DISCIPLINE WHENEVER APPROPRIATE. GENERAL GUIDELINES PROCEDURES FOR NON-MAJOR OFFENSES ARE ADDRESSED IN PART I OF THIS POLICY. INCIDENTS OF A MORE EGREGIOUS NATURE ARE ADDRESSED IN PART II. THE EXAMPLES LISTED IN PARTS I AND II ARE ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY AND NOT INTENDED TO LIMIT APPROPRIATE HANDLING FOR OTHER SIGNIFICANT OFFENSES THAT MAY WARRANT CORRECTIVE OR DISCIPLINARY ACTION, UP TO AND, INCLUDING DISMISSAL. FRA REVOCATION EVENTS IF AN INCIDENT IS COVERED BY FRA CERTIFICATION REGULATIONS, IN ADDITION TO THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THIS POLICY, THE INVOLVED EMPLOYEE IS ALSO SUBJECT TO THE APPLICABLE FRA REGULATIONS AND ANY FEDERALLY MANDATED REVOCATION TIME PERIOD. BASED UPON THE EMPLOYEE'S RECORD, ACCEPTANCE OF RESPONSIBILITY, AND THE EMPLOYEE'S WORK HISTORY, DIVISION MANAGEMENT MAY ELECT TO PROVIDE THE EMPLOYEE WITH ADDITIONAL TRAINING FOR UP TO ONE-HALF OF THE TIME THE CERTIFICATION IS REVOKED, CONSISTENT WITH FEDERAL REQUIREMENTS. PART I: NON-MAJOR OFFENSES NON-MAJOR OFFENSES ARE DEFINED AS RULE VIOLATIONS, POOR PERFORMANCE OR VIOLATION OF CSXT'S POLICIES, PRACTICES OR PROCEDURES THAT DO NOT RESULT IN DERAILMENT OR DAMAGE TO EQUIPMENT AND THAT ARE NOT OTHERWISE IDENTIFIED INDIVIDUALLY IN PART II OF THIS POLICY. A SINGLE NON-MAJOR OFFENSE NOT IDENTIFIED IN PART II OF THIS POLICY WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED SUFFICIENT TO WARRANT DISMISSAL. SUBSEQUENT NON-MAJOR OFFENSES WITHIN A THREE (3) YEAR PERIOD WILL BE HANDLED PROGRESSIVELY. AN EMPLOYEE WHO COMMITS THREE (3) DIFFERENT NON-MAJOR OFFENSES WITHIN A PERIOD OF THREE (3) YEARS OF COMPENSATED ACTIVE SERVICE MAY BE SUBJECT TO DISMISSAL. ADDITIONALLY, BECAUSE REPEATED RULE OR POLICY OFFENSES ARE CONCERNING AND REQUIRE MORE SIGNIFICANT HANDLING, EMPLOYEES VIOLATING THE SAME RULE WITHIN THE THREE (3) YEAR ROLLING PERIOD WILL BE CONSIDERED REPEAT OFFENDERS AND WILL BE HANDLED IN ACCORDANCE WITH PART II OF THE POLICY BELOW. MANAGERS WILL RETAIN THE DISCRETION TO HANDLE APPROPRIATE NON-CRITICAL MATTERS THROUGH INFORMAL COACHING. PROGRESSION CHART FOR NON-MAJOR OFFENSES INCIDENT* | DISCIPLINE ----------------------------------------------------------------- FIRST (1ST) | OPTION A: WAIVER FOR FORMAL REPRIMAND | OPTION B: FORMAL HEARING UNDER APPROPRIATE | COLLECTIVE BARGAINING | AGREEMENT AND, IF FOUND GUILTY OF | THE OFFENSE, FIFTEEN (15) DAYS | ACTUAL SUSPENSION ------------------------------------------------------------------ SECOND (2ND)** | OPTION A: WAIVER FOR FIFTEEN (15) DAYS ACTUAL | SUSPENSION | OPTION B: FORMAL HEARING UNDER COLLECTIVE | BARGAINING AGREEMENT AND, | IF FOUND GUILTY OF OFFENSE, THIRTY | (30) DAYS ACTUAL SUSPENSION ------------------------------------------------------------------- THIRD (3RD) AND | FORMAL HEARING UNDER COLLECTIVE SUBSEQUENT*** | BARGAINING AGREEMENT AND, IF FOUND GUILTY OF | THE OFFENSE, THIRTY (30) DAYS ACTUAL | SUSPENSION OR DISMISSAL. ------------------------------------------------------------------- * TIME FRAME: THREE (3) YEAR ROLLING PERIOD ** IF THE SECOND NON-MAJOR OFFENSE IS THE SAME AS THE FIRST NON-MAJOR OFFENSE, THE INDIVIDUAL WILL BE HANDLED IN ACCORDANCE WITH PART II OF THE POLICY. *** IN CASES WHERE EMPLOYEE WAS OUT OF SERVICE IN EXCESS OF 30 DAYS AND DISCIPLINE IS LESS THAN DISMISSAL, TIME-SERVED WILL BE ASSESSED PART II: MAJOR OFFENSES WARRANTING REMOVAL FROM SERVICE PRIOR TO HEARING MAJOR OFFENSES ARE THOSE THAT WARRANT REMOVAL FROM SERVICE PENDING A FORMAL HEARING AND POSSIBLE DISMISSAL FROM SERVICE FOR A SINGLE OCCURRENCE IF PROVEN RESPONSIBLE. THE FOLLOWING ARE EXAMPLES OF MAJOR OFFENSES AND ARE FOR ILLUSTRATIVE PURPOSES ONLY AND ARE NOT INTENDED TO LIMIT THE HANDLING OF OTHER OFFENSES THAT ARE CONSIDERED MAJOR: .RULE VIOLATIONS RESULTING IN A MAJOR OPERATING INCIDENT OR A FRA REPORTABLE ACCIDENT OR INCIDENT .ANY FRA REVOCATION EVENT IDENTIFIED IN 49 CFR PARTS 240 AND 242 .SPEEDING 10 MPH OR GREATER ABOVE AUTHORIZED SPEED LIMIT FOR ON-TRACK EQUIPMENT .OCCUPYING TRACK WITHOUT AUTHORITY .STOP SIGNAL VIOLATIONS .BLUE FLAG VIOLATIONS .MAKING MATERIAL FALSE STATEMENTS OR CONCEALING MATERIAL FACTS CONCERNING MATTERS UNDER INVESTIGATION .ALTERCATIONS .THEFT .RULE G VIOLATIONS .VIOLATIONS OF THE VIOLENCE IN THE WORKPLACE, HARASSMENT, CODE OF ETHICS OR SOCIAL MEDIA POLICIES .INSUBORDINATION .DISHONESTY .SIGNIFICANT LOSS OR DAMAGE TO EQUIPMENT OR PROPERTY .WILLFUL NEGLECT OR OTHER ACTS OF BLATANT DISREGARD FOR THE RIGHTS OF EMPLOYEES OR THE COMPANY, AND ACTS THAT CAUSE HARM TO OTHER PERSONS OR RECKLESSLY ENDANGER THE SAFETY OF EMPLOYEES OR THE PUBLIC. .REPEAT OFFENDERS OF THE SAME RULE VIOLATION WITHIN THREE (3) YEAR PERIOD PROGRESSION CHART FOR MAJOR OFFENSES INCIDENT | DISCIPLINE ----------------------|------------------------------------------- FIRST (1ST) | REMOVAL FROM SERVICE AND DISMISSAL OR | THIRTY (30) DAYS ACTUAL SUSPENSION (IN | CASES WHERE EMPLOYEE WAS OUT OF SERVICE IN | EXCESS OF THIRTY (30) DAYS AND DISCIPLINE | IS LESS THAN DISMISSAL, TIME-SERVED WILL BE | ASSESSED) ----------------------|-------------------------------------------- A MAJOR OFFENSE THAT DOES NOT RESULT IN DISMISSAL (SEE PART II, MAJOR OFFENSES) WILL BE INCLUDED AS A STEP UNDER PART I OF THIS POLICY FOR PURPOSES OF THE PROGRESSION OF DISCIPLINE FOR SUBSEQUENT NON-MAJOR OFFENSES WITHIN A THREE (3) YEAR PERIOD. FOR EXAMPLE, IF AN EMPLOYEE RECEIVES A THIRTY (30) DAY ACTUAL SUSPENSION FOR A MAJOR OFFENSE AND SUBSEQUENTLY COMMITS ANOTHER NON-MAJOR OFFENSE WITHIN A THREE (3) YEAR PERIOD, THAT OFFENSE WILL BE CONSIDERED THE EMPLOYEE'S SECOND NON-MAJOR OFFENSE UNDER PART I WHEN DETERMINING THE APPROPRIATE LEVEL OF DISCIPLINE. PART III: PERSONAL INJURY HANDLING THERE WILL BE NO FORMAL HEARINGS SOLELY TO INVESTIGATE AN INDIVIDUAL'S PERSONAL INJURY. FORMAL HEARINGS MAY BE HELD TO ADDRESS ANY RULE VIOLATIONS THAT AN EMPLOYEE MAY HAVE COMMITTED, WHETHER THOSE VIOLATIONS OCCURRED DURING, AT THE SAME TIME AS, OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE INCIDENT THAT RESULTED IN THE INJURY OR NOT; SUCH INVESTIGATIONS SHALL NOT BE CONSIDERED AN INVESTIGATION OF AN INDIVIDUAL'S PERSONAL INJURY. AN EMPLOYEE SHALL NOT BE DISCIPLINED FOR SUFFERING AN INJURY, OR FOR TIMELY AND HONESTLY REPORTING AN INJURY. AN EMPLOYEE'S INJURY RECORD WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED IN DETERMINING THE APPROPRIATE DISCIPLINE FOR A RULE VIOLATION. FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH CSXT'S EMPLOYEE OPERATING MANUAL REGARDING INJURY REPORTING WILL SUBJECT THE EMPLOYEE TO APPROPRIATE HANDLING UNDER THE IDPAP, DEPENDING UPON THE NATURE AND EXTENT OF THE DEVIATION FROM POLICY, AND THE UNDERLYING CIRCUMSTANCES OF THE FAILURE TO COMPLY. ISSUED BY OPERATING RULES DEPARTMENT   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 07 July 2017 Big shakeup on Albany Divn. Fired: Jerry Lewandowski Tom Ferris??? On Great Lakes Tom Lewandowski Elsewhere: Brian Stussey   Name: Captain Ahab E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years Posted: 07 July 2017 Does anybody know of good Chinese restaurants in Florida?   Name: Bob Garret E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years Posted: 07 July 2017 Has anybody heard anything about coal trains? A Avon guy told me the mines are opening back up   Name: Awww shucks E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 07 July 2017 I sure hope Uncle Hunter has a good family day for all us workers   Name: BlaCkHoRnEt E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years Posted: 07 July 2017 reading up on my contract. I forgot about the union bending over and letting csx change the wording on this. I wonder how many were paid off or blown for this change. ARTICLE 4 - SPECIAL PAY DIFFERENTIAL – ENGINEER CERTIFICATION ALLOWANCE “EC” A. Effective on the date CSXT receives written notification of the ratification of this Agreement, CSXT locomotive Engineers (including locomotive Engineers engaged in pilot service) will qualify for a Special Pay Differential (Engineer Certification Allowance, “EC”). B. Effective the date of this agreement the Special Pay Differential (EC) will be fifteen dollars (15.00) per basic day in freight and yard service plus 0.15 per overmile for any and all trips (separate service deadhead included) in such service. The 0.15 overmile allowance is not payable to those CSXT Engineers with a seniority date subsequent to the effective date of this Agreement. The current CSXT rate will be reduced to eliminate the 5.00 certification payment. separate service deadhead included! I remember those fucks saying just because were letting them change the wording doesnt mean were giving it up. Fuck those sale outs   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 06 July 2017 No fear our union and union brothers will save us   Name: T E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years Posted: 05 July 2017 Baby Mamma Get off your fat ass and get a job!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 05 July 2017 Looks like Nashville Radnor hump is done next week. We lost around 20 jobs. Not sure how they expect to get all the trains built. We do around 1400 cars a day now. After this we will be lucky to do 600.   Name: OZZ BURN E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 05 July 2017 If anyone knows anything about the future of the Louisville Osborn Yard please post on here. Only credible sources, don't just get on here a ramble of a bunch of crap that isn't true. We at Osborn would appreciate it.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 04 July 2017 Haha ain't no RR CEO Eva Lied . Drink the kook aid   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 04 July 2017 The fight is already over , one man crew is coming , maybe not on all trains but it is coming . Make Mercia great again   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 02 July 2017 Nathan curry was fired as a terminal manager in buffalo for posting dick pics on Craig's list looking for hookups not to mention screwing the Chevy engine plant on switching in Kenmore ny.unless this is a different Nathan curry. He was also hired and fired by the G&W railroad ..... rumor has it, he failed to mention the dick pic incident to them and they found out and fired him.he was a big dick..... karma's a bitch nate ....pigs get what pigs deserve!!!   Name: Lord Flared Nostrils E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year Posted: 02 July 2017 I just hope Marysville gets slaughtered scab pricks   Name: Smoke and Mirrors E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year Posted: 02 July 2017 Many don't understand how all the changes are affecting the "APPEAL of the STOCK INVESTORS". Let's say you own 100 franchises for a business. 50 are operating at a 100% profit, 50 are operating at a 50% profit. Sounds great right! Well those 50 at a 50% profit that most all of us would be extremely happy with and are making us plenty of money and certainly not costing us anything are dragging down the average and we can't have that if we're trying to attract investors. It looks better if we get rid of those 50 and keep the other's and boast a 100% profit rather than 75% average profit. Corporate greed and the love of money has and always will rule the world. They ain't in the business to provide jobs, just want to make a buck.....   Name: 2 Cents E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 02 July 2017 #1 : Rumor is Unions refusing to negotiate outside of National Bargaining. EHH is going to implement his plan either way. All pools will be reduced to a basic day. Either go with the 550 a day for En, and 450 for conductor's, or get another basic day for the train swap to go back to your home terminal. Saving's will be made for the company regardless. Claims, who care's, you'll put your train away in as many tracks as necessary when reaching a yard. ( IE, yard switching ). Results in no more hotel bills. #2 : Who ever posted about the pools being cut was right on. Lost all long pools out of Richmond as of last night when bids went in. Willard will only run to Garrett soon, already have a Garrett to Chicago pool to advance the trains. No need to have overlapping pools but yes, same as in Richmond, there are not enough crews to advance the trains. They don't seem to be concerned with this at the moment and are calling pools off the extra board to take up the slack. Long story short we are going to be starved out until the UNIONS agree to talk.   Name: littlebigMan E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 01 July 2017 all yards will be sold off. triple stacks running from Miami to Chicago. drones will replace other crew members.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 01 July 2017 All the people crying all it takes is 1 phone call to crew managment. Make the railroad great again.   Name: Here we go E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 01 July 2017 Willard westbound hump is closing in days, 6 to 8 yardmaster jobs will be abolished in a week. 2 main to become a yard track. 2 big crossover switches and large equipment already sitting in front of admin building, tons of markings and stakes all through westbound receiving yard ready to excavate and remove hump, and change track layout. None of this was here 2 days ago. Many long pools already on bid screen as short, turnaround pools. That Willard hotel csx paid for will be bankrupt and closed if we aren't staying here anymore. Good luck guys. Hope we all stay working. Tell us what's happening where you are   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 01 July 2017 No comparison to what slaves went through. Don't even want to compare us to that part of history. Done with this subject way to sensitive.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 01 July 2017 I thought the old man preferred running pools long instead of short....what gives?   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 30 June 2017 How and the fuck can you compare out jobs yo being slaves. I believe we get paid for what we do.   Name: Lloyd E-mail: Employed as: Brakeman, for 20-30 years Posted: 30 June 2017 Fellow workers, there is a silent war going on between this company and the union members. Please do your best to do the research you need to know the facts. This place has no loyalty to anyone and treats employees comparably to slaves. They would love for you to believe that this is all a plan to make us all more profitable and efficient but this is an out right lie. Get your heads out of your asses and finally make a stand together. Whatever hurts that stock price the most will be the most effective.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 30 June 2017 HH is doing to csx exactly what trump is doing to our goverment, I love hearing you trump supporters cry. Cut cost and give it to the share holders.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 30 June 2017 Do you or did you know that a new Trainmaster makes a lot more than a new Conductor.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 30 June 2017 Many managers\officials have been fired, let go, demoted per se, over the years. Never did & never will feel the least bit sorry for those that came from the field & then chose to take a company position - & later lost that position - & then come back. Low life traitors/turncoats. Hell with 'em. Unions should charge one heck of a lot more to those who switch & wish to retain seniority OR better yet, just abolish the practice of allowing a member to keep their prior seniority if/when leaving the ranks & going into management.   Name: 2 longs a short and a long E-mail: ___ ___ - ___ Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 30 June 2017 Grapevine posted that Osborn Super is quitting and they are getting rid of a few TM, sounds like they are cleaning house in Louisville. How do you know the super is quitting? maybe he is really getting fired but don't want to tell that instead just tell everyone hes quitting to save reputation?%# To anyone in a management position: Why in the hell wouldn't you quit and go back to the ground? Total up your yearly income and divide it by your hours worked (spoiler alert your pay sucks) General example: 6 days a week 12 hours a day for 50 weeks a year is 3600 hours vs 5 days a week 9 hours a day at 2250 hours a difference of 1350 hours so managers work about 1350 hours more per year than non managers say that manager makes 120,000, divide it by 3600 hours and you get about 33 per hour. Say that conductor makes 75,000 a year that's also 33 per hour and it's taxed less and you have more time for your family or hobbies or whatever. The railroad sucks the life out of all of us but especially the managers. Before HH there were a lot of management positions that I personally know of where they just sat on their ass all day playing on a computer or phone leaving the property to take care of personal stuff and actually working 3 or 4 hours a day, sure it was worth it then but now you actually have to work and not be an overpaid worthless waste of space. Not worth it anymore! HH does not like managers, he started from the bottom now he's there and that's why   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 30 June 2017 Hey mr. engineer we got that 35 diamond board coming up . Mr. Engineer - I got this you call them signals . Oookk   Name: Josh E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year Posted: 30 June 2017 Subject: Pool Changes Effective 7/1/17 Gentlemen, Over the next few weeks, the ID pools listed below will be reduced to zero. All trains covered by the ID pool will either run in short pools or be combined with other trains currently running in the short pools. These changes are being implemented in an effort to balance the network and establish an even flow of trains across each subdivision. Effective Saturday, July 1, 2017: * BA RF A3 Richmond/Philly abolished * BA RF I1 Richmond/Philly - reduced to zero o BA BW I1 increases by 2 (8 to 10) o BA BE FP increases by 2 (16 to 18) Effective TBD: * AY BE I1 Buffalo/Selkirk * AY BW IP Buffalo/Willard * BA WL I1 Willard/Chicago * BA CW I1 Cumberland/New Castle * LO BT F3 Cincinnati/NW Ohio In conjunction with the ID pools being reduced to zero, the home terminal for Dewitt/Selkirk will be changed to Selkirk, the home terminal from Connellsville/Cumberland will be changed to Cumberland, and the home terminal for Cleveland/Buffalo will be changed to Buffalo. These pools will go to zero: * AY DW F1 Dewitt/Selkirk * GL CN F2 Cleveland/Buffalo * BACW I1 Cumberland/New Castle And these short pools will be reestablished: * AY SW FP Selkirk/Dewitt * AY-BW FP Buffalo/Cleveland * BACW FP Cumberland/Connellsville Thanks, Josh Hurrell Director Crew Management (904) 359-7652   Name: 1598914170424545 E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 30+ years Posted: 30 June 2017 Osborn yard, big changes, ill take that rhey should probably just shut us down sell the rails to corman tell ford to suck a old 70 yr. Old cock, posion all of us t &e guys with the water and cut there losses anything to help the bottom line. Greed is good. -Gordon Gecko   Name: Grapevine E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 29 June 2017 Osborn Yard Assistant Superintendent is quitting to go back on the ground as a conductor in Cincinnati. Osborn Yard is also about to get replace 2 Trainmasters with Trainmasters from Waycross GA due to poor performance. 1 Trainmaster will be getting the axe simply because he or she makes too much. Osborn Yard has been and will continue to be under a microscope due to inefficiency and big changes are coming soon   Name: E-mail: Kronictantrum@gmail.com Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 1-10 years Posted: 29 June 2017 Belen employee caught having sex in Van Driver worked for hallcon. His wife is a supervisor in the yard. Dave Fay busted having an affair screwing new girlfriend leaving old girlfriend in Texas but is married to Lynn Hughes Fay   Name: A non a mus E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 29 June 2017 Anyone know of any news about CSX Osborn yard in Louisville?   Name: BlackhoRnEt E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years Posted: 28 June 2017 Ape 30 Catch me lol. He can't catch his breath. Fucks like you are why we're in this shit. You guys suck up the Kool Aid. Sucked off snow sucked off ward now eh nothing new. When he's gone you guys will suck off the next one.   Name: Turd Ferguson E-mail: SLFBH Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 28 June 2017 Everyone lets make sure we are putting our claims in to even the ones that you know they wont pay. We need to bombard them with claims because the more they either pay or deny in claims the better hand we hold when it comes to contract time, think about it. I hope this makes sense because I will be hard for me to explain what I'm talking about. It would be nice if some spectacular employee at each terminal would type out common claims and exactly how to put them in, then print a bunch of them and place them out for everyone to get a copy.   Name: Turd Ferguson E-mail: SLFBH Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 27 June 2017 First of all let me address Smerry Smerners post.... Excellent read man keep it up that was very deep, almost felt like reading a piece of art! Now that that's out of the way........ Here are some things to get rid of 1 Brake sticks, the only car that needs brake stick are those tall gons. 2 Drug test, or at least don't test for marijuana just the hard stuff that has a tendency to wreck a family or get a coworker killed. 3 Reflective vest, or at least only mandatory when the sun is down. 4 Safety glasses, they fog up and they leave an ugly tan line on my pretty face. (besides whens the last time someone got a train in their eye?) 5 We should be allowed to wear shorts and also sleeveless shirts because sometimes it is hot and pants in 95+ degree weather is dangerous. (besides why can't I get my tan on at work?) There are more but moving on..... There are now several terminals that have an engineer, switchman and foreman on every yard job Savannah is one of them look it up if you don't believe me it's JX ST. I would like to know everywhere system wide that is operating like this please post with the dist/sub-dist any terminal that runs like this that you know of. Come on guys everyone should encourage others to get on here and share what they know so lets do your part.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 27 June 2017 How has it been handled thus far when locomotives have to be coupled together, MUed per se, and a FNG doesn't have a clue as to how to do assist with that? Lots of thought has/was been left out of lots of regulations\rules. Way too much written and put in place by people with absolutely no experience out in the field.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 27 June 2017 Bunch a god damn idiots on here that try to read more in to the rules than whats in black and white. Just like the idiot manager's out here that are trying to get that failure under their belt. Quit being so scared and learn the rules, Your Best Defense.....   Name: LEGAL E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years Posted: 27 June 2017 ALL T&E Employees Be vary careful with the new system bulletin change which has removed Operating Rules 414.1-414.9. Many of you have expressed your approval of the deletion of the 3-step protection rule. However there were other rules that were removed as well. Look very closely at rule 414.9. This rule allowed the locomotive operator to foul the locomotives in his/her charge. It also allowed other members of the same crew to foul the locomotive to assist the locomotive operator. THIS RULE IS GONE NOW. DO NOT GET YOURSELF CAUGHT UP IN A TRICK BAG BECAUSE YOU THINK YOU CAN STILL DO AS THE RULE ONCE INSTRUCTED. Locomotive engineers have protection under Chapter 7-Locomotive conditioning. Coupling and uncoupling locomotives addresses the right for the locomotive engineer to go between the locomotive in charge. No where in any chapter does it state that a CONDUCTOR can do the same or assist the engineer. If we have missed something in the Employee operating manual that allows this then we apologize but so far we have not. The removal of rule 414.9 must be addressed further my upper management to clarify what should be done now that those procedures have been abolished. Be very careful that you do not set yourself up for any failures by believing you have the right to foul locomotives unless you are the operator in control. Do not confuse rule 414.9 with other rules on fouling equipment. Rule 414.9 was written specifically to address LOCOMOTIVES. Not other equipment. Be safe and read all changes in operating rules THOROUGHLY. Anyone who has any time under their belt working for the railroad industry knows that a "GRAY AREA" is their worst enemy.   Name: Hugh Jorgan E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years Posted: 26 June 2017 Who is this smerry smerner asshole? I can't understand what he/she is trying to say with such incoherent rambling! I thought you had to have at least a high school education to hire with the railroad. Lay off the peyote and learn some English!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 26 June 2017 That engineer is talking about the duval ramp in Jacksonville fl. They cut 16 jobs off and nothing is getting switched cars are piling up at the ramp, at Baldwin and at Moncrief yard. Every job left is making 12 hours. I hope they fire the trainmaster responsible for this dumb ass idea...   Name: Smerry Smerner E-mail: Employed as: Brakeman, for 1-10 years Posted: 26 June 2017 I heard if you don't like to then it won't even and why would it matter. The point is if it don't do then why keep? I mean who would rather than just do things? If you can't keep getting it then go on and get it you know. I guess we all just got to keep until it and if it don't then we will see.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Brakeman, for Less than 1 year Posted: 25 June 2017 SELKIRK HUMP NOT SHUTTING DOWN?.... I HEARD THEY GOT A LAST MINUTE PHONE CALL FROM GOVERNOR HUNTER HARRISON FOR A "STAY OF EXECEUTION" SPARING THE HUMPS LIFE. PROBABLY JUST TO FUCK WITH THE SELKIRK EMPLOYEES FOR HIS OWN SICK PLEASURE AND SO HE CAN THREATEN CLOSURE AGAIN IN THE NEAR FUTURE .   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 25 June 2017 Yard capacity 60,000 feet. Cars in yard 52,000 feet. Cars to switch 28,000 feet. One switcher per shift. Used to be two, plus a transfer job. With another 40,000 feet waiting to come in the yard. Oh and we have 4 ups trains a day out of this yard. I'm pretty sure this place will be grid locked for the next week. Love the plan love the chaos.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 24 June 2017 there goes that program   Name: Jinkem E-mail: Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year Posted: 24 June 2017 Funny when xtra boards are exhausted and guys on regular jobs see that and start marking off one after another, lol kicking em while they down putting csx in a bind   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years Posted: 22 June 2017 HUNTER HARRISON......DROP DEAD YOU OLD BASTARD....YOU ARE NOTHING BUT A COST CUTTING, BEAN COUNTER!!!!! ANYBODY WITH HALF A BRAIN COULD CLOSE YARDS AND CUT COSTS TO BOOST STOCK PRICES!!!!!! HIRE ME CSX I'LL RUN THE DUMP FOR 21 MILLION...1/4 of WHAT YOU PAID THAT CRUSTY OLD BASTARD.   Name: Reality Check E-mail: Employed as: M of W, for 1-10 years Posted: 22 June 2017 Dont worry. If dispatchers continue to deny Roadway and Bridge teams track time to do necessary maintenance, this precision railroading plan will come to a halt in a big pile of iron, fire, and smoke......all for the low, low, CEO price of 300 million dollars!! Norfolk Southern and their stock price are doing just fine with a CEO making a whole lot less...and their dispatchers give MOW track time to keep up maintenance with 4 and 5 day crews. Hmmm!   Name: SP Engineer E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 10-20 years Posted: 22 June 2017 Jermaine.....Your “Precision Scheduled Railroading” (PSR) will have major problems if the Train & Engine employees ever comply 100% with your lawyer written operating rules. You’ll need to change many of them or have the Trainmasters turn their heads.   Name: Jermaine E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years Posted: 22 June 2017 Received: Wednesday, 21 Jun 2017 Subject: FROM JERMAINE SWAFFORD: Structural Changes Dear Railroaders, Today I am announcing changes to support CSX's transformation to Precision Scheduled Railroading. Effectively delivering on Precision Scheduled Railroading requires us to have a disciplined and consistent approach to our railroad design and our operational guidelines and policies. To that end, we are implementing changes to our team structure that establish greater clarity and accountability for executing on these responsibilities. These changes are effective immediately. Assistant Vice President Jamie Boychuk and the Service Design team will lead all of our railroad design initiatives. Their guidance is critical to help us achieve greater precision in our train schedules, which will drive improved service, reliability and asset utilization. All functions are required to adhere to their direction on how we develop our service design plans and operate our trains to best serve our customers. In addition, all dispatching offices will now report to Bob Frulla, senior vice president of Network Operations. This change will deliver improved communication across our regions, better alignment with our guidelines and policies, and more efficient execution of our service plans. With the addition of these new responsibilities, Bob will be leading the consolidation of the dispatching offices. I'm confident that these changes will help expedite our progress toward achieving Precision Scheduled Railroading and look forward to continued improvements that establish CSX as a highly efficient railroad.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years Posted: 21 June 2017 About 30 car maintenance/repair personal have been layed off in Nashville. The whole railroad is clogged up because of it. What kind of monkey's would do that just to prove a point? Stock is down. Let's keep it that way.   Name: NOT FOOLED E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 20 June 2017 Loyd and All Posters DO NOT ALLOW ANY POST TO DISTRACT YOU FROM DISCUSSING THE TOPIC AT HAND(NO NAPPING ALLOWED) This is just another attempt from one of the company moles to start an argument or disrupt discussions. Look very closely at Loco 20-30's post. You all know that half the time you hear T&E employee's discussing the unions they are normally complaining about the lack of representation/protection they are getting. Now look at what he posted....."Anytime the UNION cant figure out another defense to get someone out of trouble that's the tried and true backup"! Now ask yourself if any hard working Union member who pays their dues for protection/representation would make a comment like that! Darn right your unions should be doing everything with in their power to represent you to the fullest extent possible! Even using crew fatigue if it is warranted! So, DO NOT FALL FOR POSTINGS THAT ARE BAITING YOU! Ignore them and continue with your discussions. One thing that was not addressed in Watch Dogs post was the problem with scheduled train line up on the IVR and the crew screens. There are still ghost trains listed for several days and trains that show up hours earlier than scheduled catching crews short. Going to bed thinking the information made available to you should be right and 2 hours after you lay down a train is called 4 hours early out of the middle of no where and now you are not only freaking out but ready to keel over is a topic that should never ever be left unaddressed. A train that is late is one thing. But a train that shows up hours earlier that posted on the crew screen or IVR IS NOT ACCEPTABLE! They know where those trains are. They know when they are running. Not updating information for the crews is poor management. LOCO 20-30: Go back to your desk and find another topic to disrupt somewhere else. Im sure HH will have plenty to keep you busy in the days to come!   Name: hogger E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 20 June 2017 Loco 20-30 Spoken like a true manager who probably just got cut back to the craft by the new Nazi in town. You said it all when you said only 1% will be afraid to nap. The 1% will be thoughs who know it a new rule brought on by the new csx king and he'll have you fired for it! So blow it out your arss. Who said anything about the union bringing it up anyway. I didn't see that on the post. As for getting your sleep not everyone has the luxury of living 5 minutes from the damn yard they work at and 10 hours isn't crap if you got an hours drive home and then kids, wife and responsibilities. Don't tell me you get your arss in bed everytime you come home and get 6-7 hours sleep unless your a yard boy or local boy who goes home every night and not woke up all night by roster calls! If your frickin tired at 3 in the damn morning while your sitting in a siding waiting to move or waiting to get into the terminal there is no reason in hell someone should have to be worried about being fired because they were seen taking a nap! Go back to your supervisor desk now and quit wasting our time!   Name: watch dog E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years Posted: 20 June 2017 ALL CSX CREWS SYSTEM BULLETIN #004 DATED APRIL 3, 2017 ABOLISHING THE RIGHT TO BE ABLE TO TAKE A NAP HAS BEEN FORWARDED TO THE PROPER WASHINGTON D.C OFFICE AND WILL BE REVIEWED. QUESTIONS WILL BE FORWARDED TO A FATIGUE SPECIALIST ON THE MATTER. SEVERAL CLASS ONE RAILROADS WHO USE THE G-CORE RULE BOOK ARE STILL FOLLOWING THIS RULE AND ALLOWING THEIR EMPLOYEES TO REST/NAP. CSX'S CHOICE TO PROHIBIT EMPLOYEE'S TO NAP MAY CREATE A SAFETY ISSUE FOR ALL CREWS ON LINE OF ROAD WHO MAY HAVE BEEN CALLED OUT CONTINUOUSLY ON THEIR REST ARE MORE LIKELY TO BE TIRED AS THEIR TIME AT HOME TO REST IS LIMITED. TRAVEL TIME TO AND FROM THE HOME TERMINALS AND OBLIGATIONS AT HOME DO NOT ALLOW ALL CREW MEMBERS TO GET 5 HOURS REST OR MORE. THE RIGHT TO NAP WHEN STOPPED FOR LONG PERIODS WAITING FOR PASSING TRAINS OR WAITING TO GET INTO A YARD DOES NOT HAVE TO BE ABOLISHED FOR SAFETY ISSUES OR CONCERNS. CREWS ARE REQUIRED TO ANNOUNCE THAT THEY ARE STOPPED EVERY 15 MINUTES SO THERE SHOULD BE NO QUESTIONS AS TO WHETHER SOMEONE IS ALERT/AWAKE ON THE TRAIN. AS OF NOW, THE CHICAGO REGION IS RUNNING WITH THIS ISSUE. IF YOU HAVE AN CONCERNS WITH THIS ISSUE YOU NEED TO CONTACT YOUR REGIONS FRA OPERATING RULES INSPECTOR AND THE FRA D.C OFFICE TO FORWARD YOUR CONCERNS AND INFORMATION TO A FATIGUE SPECIALIST.   Name: yeah E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years Posted: 20 June 2017 Fuck the idpap an eh everything already is a major offence.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 20 June 2017 Figured the IDPAP would change this guy is old school. Thats how he is going to get to his 1/3 by christmas.   Name: Ozz fest E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 18 June 2017 Hay d man very specific what if u r right.... like exactly right, that wood b suspicious   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year Posted: 18 June 2017 E.H. HARRISON R.I.P December 25 2017...... AND THEN WE WILL ALL HAVE A VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION!!!!   Name: D Man E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 18 June 2017 Dec 23 18:46, thats my prediction   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 18 June 2017 There are accomplished people, good people, in each & every craft. Is sad, things change & many employees may suffer hardships. Difficult if not impossible, to feel bad for those that moved into management & are sweating pretty hard now too. Lots of complaints about former CEOs, then Ward, now Harrison. Hope & pray the hitler-witch Sanborn doesn't take over. Am glad & lucky to be able to be outta there soon.   Name: Jw E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 18 June 2017 We have Veterans, college grads, and tradesman within the T&E. Some are all three. I know on my subdivision T&E have more education than those baby sitting us. It's not because we are "too dumb" most like their job, the people they work with, lifestyle they can provide for their families and the overall benefits. HH is on borrowed time. This to will pass.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for N/A Posted: 18 June 2017 Even though it gets worse and worse out here each week most of us are pretty much stuck in it because we are too dumb to go get another decent job that actually requires skill. You ain't gotta be smart to drive a truck and that's starting to sound pretty good about now.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years Posted: 17 June 2017 The stock wasn't going up as fast as the share holders wanted, Changes had to be made. My 401k we from 200grand to 280grand within months.   Name: Jinkem E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year Posted: 16 June 2017 If you quit csx can you withdraw your 401k? I know it would be taxed if you even can but how much?   Name: Wtf E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 16 June 2017 I mean where the f the FRA back pocketed bastards no brakes on tracks ..Tm . ym doing work that should've reported when moneys involved the FRA looks away. To the working man we get fired even known we are intimidated to do so I've known of cases and the tm get pay raises by the company and FRA plays dumb when it's one of us even though they told us or "order us " to do it Fredral money at a waste again   Name: dirk diggler E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years Posted: 15 June 2017 Radnor yard is still the hub. If it is sold off, it will be the downfall of CSX.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 15 June 2017 Typical lemon head doesn't want to work for anything. Get some seniority before you start crying. I'm sure you just got back from furlough. Don't worry once they done cutting T&E you can go back to driving for uber.   Name: The Don Mega E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 15 June 2017 If CSX got rid of the lazy and the FMLA abusers there would be only a handful people left working. I say do a companywide drug test starting the first of July and don't stop until every employee has been tested, if you fail you are terminated! Why shouldn't they? I should feel safe around my coworkers right? I bet money 10% or more would fail a drug test. I would move on up in seniority!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 15 June 2017 Remote control boxes aside; am pushing 40 yrs. now & can write honestly that 10%, maybe less, of locomotive engineers worked with in all this time did or would do anything that required physical activity. Vast majority of 'em seem to think that breaking a sweat, getting a fingernail dirty, etc., is beneath them. Sit on their butts & move levers, push buttons, stare at gauges, screens. Yes, of course those responsibilities are stressful. But, most have always been worthless when manual labor was needed.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year Posted: 15 June 2017 I would love to see 1 of them old head engineers strap on a remote box. Them lazy motherfuckers cry about tying a engine brake.   Name: Ynot E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 14 June 2017 https://youtu.be/cpkc9MS4bWo   Name: Ynot E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 14 June 2017 https://youtu.be/PPdDRL8e0aw   Name: Holen1 E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years Posted: 14 June 2017 Has CP stock suffered since EH left the helm?   Name: Oldhat E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years Posted: 14 June 2017 Tech A lot of truth in your post. But I've seen several ceo with totally different ideas. CSX has made money since it was founded by Snow. The RR is an absolute monopoly. This place can and will make money regardless who is El Capitan. Anyone can layoff men and close terminals down?HH isn't turning this place around it was already successful before his. Arrival. HH legacy or anyone else affiliated with the RR won't be remembered 20 years after passing. No one will even remember his name in 10 years. You're correct I can only speak on divisions I've worked. The four I've worked there are a few flips in a year, a few more dhs and very seldom is a trip less than 10 hours. I know everything on the RR is time consuming. Let's say someone has a 6 hour trip. By the time lower management makes up their minds goes over the bs you, talk to dispatcher, wait on dispatcher bulletins, talk to customer service for work order go over paperwork find an error, talk to everyone again get it ok'd. Now you're ready to go but the damn cab isn't there. Call cab company call chief. Trainmasters calls you so explain what the hell is taking so long. Ride shows up dh to train traffic slows you down. Finally make to train unlock it, fire up the engines, take the brakes off buzz up dispatcher, buzz up dispatcher, buzz up dispatcher, dispatcher answers ok bulletins. Tells you you will leave after the 3rd train. 3rd train passes no signal buzz up dispatcher buzz up dispatcher buzz up dispatcher dispatcher answers ask if you stiil have a cab? You tell him no he says I'll order you one because you don't have enough time.etc etc etc   Name: Mac Drizzle E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 14 June 2017 I think Palpatine just likes to stir the turd bowl   Name: Eville1 E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 14 June 2017 Bullshit. We have more trains going to Avon than anywhere now. Darth Vader just combined our pools to go there.   Name: Palpatine E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years Posted: 14 June 2017 Osborn yard is shutting down.   Name: Flippee E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 14 June 2017 Jax. I've been saying that for years. New guys get cut blame it on the sob who works 40 days a month or the guy drawing 500 guarantee. The Xb has to spin like a top or it will get cut. What does two people working 60 hours a week= 1 U.S. Job loss!   Name: JAX E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years Posted: 14 June 2017 If you work off of an xtra board that draws guarantee then it would be in you're best interest to drop a turn, mark off sick, or get personal business at least every pay half because that way you won't get paid any guarantee. If they pay out guarantee they will cut a turn off which means furlough. Yeah it sucks to not get paid guarantee but it sucks more to be furloughed. Think about it   Name: Mac Drizzle E-mail: Makin it rain Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 14 June 2017 So every now and the someone will post something that they heard will be happening soon and then someone from corporate office will respond in detail exactly what will be happening and it seems like it has been a pretty good record for accuracy, so whoever you are could you please find out what you can about the future of the Osborn Yard in Louisville KY and post it on here please. We keep hearing rumors that contradict so I'm just trying to get some clarity on it.   Name: Pos E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year Posted: 13 June 2017 Tech is assuming u can get a train over the road in under 10 hr. One way theses days, what a FUCKING NUT HUGGER   Name: oldhat E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years Posted: 13 June 2017 Tech There's is no news in your post. 10hrs is already an early quit. Flips happen at best once a month. No one wants held away. We do get what were paid for. You're just a douche nozzle trying to stir shit up. You need to ease off EHH's nut sack.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 12 June 2017 The big shots know what all is planned. Unionized workforces have to play catch-up.   Name: Guru E-mail: Employed as: M of W, for 20-30 years Posted: 12 June 2017 Sounds about right we've been working all kinds of hrs at radnor. CSX spending all kinds of money on radnor spent all kinds of money on caskey. Shut caskey down why not shut radnor down. HH tethered to damn oxygen machine making calls that no would make. HH doesn't care about tomorrow odds are he won't be here.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year Posted: 12 June 2017 Radnor yard (Nashville) will be a skeleton crew yard by the end of the year. It is no longer in the "plan". Ninety percent of T&E jobs will be cut off this Saturday with other crafts to follow at the beginning of July.   Name: Hugh Jorgan E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years Posted: 11 June 2017 I don't even know where avon is, I thought they sold lipstick and stuff. One thing I've noticed is that a bunch of whiners work there. I believe if I hated it that bad I would just quit! Maybe you can hire on at the leather factory, biting a-holes out of cow hides!   Name: Griff E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years Posted: 11 June 2017 Avon employees are and always have been a lot of pussies. Avon also has one fat basterd TM. If you don't like flip pen back home you're a dipstick.   Name: Jay E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 11 June 2017 I for one never had a "worse overall flip trip". I agree with T you must be a dumbass.   Name: T E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 11 June 2017 I can't stand working with bitches that would rather go to the hotel than flip back home. I'm sorry you losers can't stand your wife and kids or your old lady looks like a man. Who the hell would chose to sit in a hotel for 12+ hrs for free? You lazy conductors slept 12 hrs. On train no drinking on flips I guess. You dumbasses are the same ones who have stupid ass wife's managing your finances and spending 12 hrs a day on Facebook talking about railroading.   Name: kip E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 11 June 2017 Word! That's what going down. CSX already combining pools it's going to be system wide. 50 dollars an hour you're smoking dope if you think thats going to happen. Take your trip rate divide by time on duty before ot kicks in. this will be close to your new hourly rate. Anyone thinks different is a dumbass. Stop drinking the KooL-Aid   Name: Billy Dee E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 11 June 2017 It's not if if just when. Avon going to have 1 pool. You will go wherever needed.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 10 June 2017 30% raise defeats the purpose of cutting jobs.   Name: todd novak E-mail: !(&%#@ Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 10 June 2017 you must be the morbid asshole licking the tv screen when I choke my chicken you creepy fudge packer   Name: tod novak E-mail: 2@!&^%( Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 09 June 2017 7/6 17 cameras found in the hotel in buffalo check back room behind front desk an watch tv I went back in the yard I will never stay in any csx hotel   Name: Jean E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 30+ years Posted: 08 June 2017 Right of way Ass! The RR owns the property the rails lie on. Anyone crossing the tracks are trespassing!   Name: bob E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years Posted: 08 June 2017 system notice 167 crewlife ebs enhancement What's the purpose of this?   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 07 June 2017 After seeing the picture of Hunter Harrisons photo on stage at the shareholders meeting and looking at probable health issues related to poor circulation in his legs and that he needs CONSTANT oxygen, if you took the oxygen off him and lay him in a casket he would look normal at a layout. Are the shareholders that blind to think when he says his health is not going to stop him from turning CSX around, I would tell you the same thing to get the money. I bet when they saw this photo they are now wondering how long they have before they have to sell their stock options and cash in. Not long with the PAD problems he is experiencing. Hope the next blood clot doesnt happen soon for your sake. Good luck suckers. Hes got your money in his wifes and kids bank accounts. Might want to think twice the next time a ceo has health issues and the ceo says no to a independent medical evaluation. If he had that independent evaluation he would not be ceo today. Think about it he was on oxygen during the first conference call. He says oxygen is used only sometimes,really....If thats true wouldnt he not have it on full time in front of you while talking to you at the annual stockholder meeting...THINK   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years Posted: 06 June 2017 Places with young seniority right now in case you want to make a move: [CSRA] FL RM Rocky Mount NC FL RT Richmond VA JX ST Savannah GA JX PD Pensacola FL JX WT Waycross GA CG NA Nashville TN AT NO New Orleans LA There are more but that's all I know for now Seen a guy get off moving equipment at around 20mph and watched his heels slap his butt for 30 feet or better.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 06 June 2017 Interesting reading, the post by 2 longs a short and a long. Author is probably a jealous FNG who ought to bear in mind that 30+ yr. employees have forgotten more than he/she will ever experience. May be just another one of those type of persons that profit would be made if they could be bought at true value & then sold for what they think they're worth. As far as to who is the better switchman, railroader, etc. - who cares anymore? Piss-poor switchman pay rate is the same as it is for the excellent switchman. Not much, if any at all, appreciation is ever received for doing a good job. Every complaint about long term employees could be countered with 10 or more regarding FNGs.   Name: Ozz fest E-mail: Ozzy Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 06 June 2017 I have now heard from 4 people that Hunter went to ICU. My sources are not credible enough for me to believe, furthermore I have not been able to find anything on the internet about it. Has anyone else heard this? Supposedly it was over the past weekend.   Name: 2 longs a short and a long E-mail: ___ ___ - ___ Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 05 June 2017 It's funny how HH has done shook everything up and now you see guys with 15+ years that have held the same job for 10 years are having to work other jobs and you really see who knows how to railroad and who was just accustom to a routine. Guys with 15 years that can't switch cars to save their life wtf. Humbling especially for the ones that were so proficient in the job that they had held that did the same exact thing day in and day out. Funny because it's a lot of the same guys that are cocky toward cubs and xtra board guys. Been talking smack for years not thinking they would have to back it up one day. More to come when those yardmasters hit the ground you know who you are. I respect the guy with no shame in asking a junior employee for a little help on something. I pitty the fool with too much pride that would rather just look dumb faking the funk. Trust me if you don't know wtf you're doing we all see and know it, your seniority doesn't mask the fact that you don't know wtf you are doing. 30+ years of service doesn't make you good at your job or make you better than a guy with 6 months. Gal is to be used interchangeably with guy throughout this rant, however the few females in this industry that I have come across are damn good railroaders that put a lot of the guys to shame   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 05 June 2017 That's what happens when 100% of people don't vote.   Name: Dman E-mail: The Land Of OZ Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 05 June 2017 93%....sounds like more fake numbers put out by the company, just like our velocity and dwell times, if u work on the system u know it's a lie. Hell trainmasters are cracking under the pressure, not getting days off, all that pent up anger will be taken out on somebody....I wonder who   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 05 June 2017 Da Truth: "Just found out".... = usually worthless crap heard from ignorant morons. Similar has been posted on this site previously - no names, no states, no facts. Elections for Smart/UTU State Directors were held last year so unless something happens like a state board being consolidated with another, elections won't be held again until early 2020. Either post/provide some real truth or at the very least, try to stop posting BS stupid hearsay.   Name: Iu E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 04 June 2017 CSX stock News rumors Harrison You're right   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years Posted: 04 June 2017 Have you seen the crime rate in Jax , wow you move then get fired for a rule violation what you gone do then ?   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years Posted: 04 June 2017 Conductor 30+: No doubt whatsoever the CSX Board Of Directors are well aware of all of that (and more). Annual Meeting - for shareholders Tomorrow, June 5, 2017. 10:00 am, EDT. The Jefferson Hotel 101 W. Franklin Street Richmond, Virginia 23220   Name: Meyend Games E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years Posted: 04 June 2017 It wloud be ncie if trehe wree a secepisilzd gourp of inidluivdas taht we colud pay menoy to erevy mtonh to rnsrepeet us. No taxation without representation! Our contract has been stepped on to the point that it has become unrecognizable!   Name: Wtf E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 04 June 2017 Been here 8 years power sucks toilets stink like foul ...I'm in the system not in Indiana but have been order plenty of times to use power with FRA defects FRA is not doing their job no horn no bell it's a yard power you rip it ur getting wrote up for petty shit that's the real csx management playing games with hrs of service ha   Name: Ore E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 03 June 2017 Did CSX make record profits prior to HH? Will CSX make record profits after HH? Was the repair shops need prior to HH? Will the repair shops be needed after HH? Was the hump yards needed prior to HH? Will the hump yards be needed after HH? Was 500 locomotives needed prior to HH? Will 500 locomotives be needed after HH? Was 1000s of cars needed prior to HH? Will 1000s of cars be needed after HH? Was 1000s of managers needed prior to HH? Will 1000s of managers be needed after HH? Does the board know HH is a health risk? Does the board know HH has one foot in the grave and the other on a banana peel? Does the board know CP Ceo is trying to mend fences with union employees?   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 03 June 2017 Buy as much stock as you can because we can't stop the movement.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 02 June 2017 lets clarify. EHH and his gang are STOCKHOLDERS, meaning the owners. These are Harvard, Yale, state pension funds, etc. that mostly want to keep secret the gang they associate with. Bigger profits the better. We are STAKEHOLDERS, meaning people with some minor interest. Typically it means making a little more money than elsewhere. Unions and middle - upper RR managers will have a substantially better job than they would have in normal life. In recent years craft employees have gotten the good deals go away, but still, very few people leave. Managers seem to get a good buy out at high levels. Still, EHH is doing what stockholder expect and want, large and quick$profits and then bail out. It is NOT their job to think long term, or help lonely conductors, or anything else. Your unions should help but usually don't. The FMLA lawsuit mentioned below on the BLET blog does NOT seem to claim the BLET had ANYTHING to do with it. Anyway, EHH is doing to do what his people asked him to do.   Name: Palpatine E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years Posted: 02 June 2017 Strike LOL you will do has your told and suck it up   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years Posted: 02 June 2017 DWM: What do the operating unions have to say? Could that be considered a major dispute per the provisions of the Railway labor Act & be justifiable cause for a strike?   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 02 June 2017 Will you be able to make seniority within the division you make permanent?   Name: Kip E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 02 June 2017 has anyone heard the flowback will be done away with in July   Name: DWM E-mail: LPABH Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years Posted: 02 June 2017 Response to COYSD: It's true but it will be as of July 1st.... Wherever you are as a t/e employee as of July 1st you are stuck so basically wherever you want to be for the remainder of your career you need to be there by July 1st as there will be no more moving around.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years Posted: 02 June 2017 It's sad, but true that csx needed to make operational changes. Just have to wait & see how it all pans out. May take years. Like quite a few, EHH started out in the ranks & turned into an uncaring, even hateful toward employee(s) official. Only suckasses will attend his funeral. Very many will want to pee on his grave.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years Posted: 02 June 2017 Avon locomotive shop closed today. Service center too all but some electricians and machinist are left. Maybe 15ish   Name: Elton john E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year Posted: 02 June 2017 I think Hunter Harrison is a great CEO. His dedication to f*cking every union employee is inspiring to dictators in 3rd world countries around the world. This mother f*cker has to come to work with an oxygen tank but he don't give a f*ck. He'll screw the working man with his last breath. I salute you Hunter.   Name: noMercy E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 02 June 2017 http://www.ble-t.org/pr/news/headline.asp?id=46939 Hold them accountable. CSX caps policy is in violation of fmla. It's just a matter of time csx will have their ass in a sling.   Name: Palpatine E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years Posted: 01 June 2017 Brewer is going to start expanding 3rd quarter. Will turn into the largest yard on the. System by end 2019. To relieve congestion from Chicago. Casey yard is being sold back to previous owner and all materials will be used on BrewerS expansion. There should be job postings or transfers by July for that district.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years Posted: 01 June 2017 Must of been a casualty of HH.   Name: Retired SP/UP RFE E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years Posted: 01 June 2017 Name: Jackmeoft Employed as: Corporate office, for 1-10 years Posted: 01 June 2017 1/3 T&E to be cut by Christmas is a done deal. You lazy fucks are going to have to get a real Job now! No more than a glorified truck driver. Taco Johns is hiring or maybe Captain Ds ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Jackmeoft from Corporate Office, let me say this, coming from both sides of the isle. I was a RFE for Southern Pacific and retired as an Engineer. Until you can walk a mile in someone else's shoes, don’t judge them or their job, “Glorified Truck Driver.” How many times have you gone to work at 6pm? Next morning at 6am you’re sitting in some siding waiting for a relief crew, you finally get to a hotel about 9 or 10 that morning, then do it all over again that night. I’ve known many of you MBA's at the corporate level. Many have more degrees than a compass, but couldn’t find there way home without a GPS. Does that fit your MO? The railroad industry is very hard on their people, management included. Just ask many Trainmasters of Road foreman. But, your CSX Railroad is by far the worst. Something I’m sure, many in Jacksonville take as a badge of honor. As far as HH goes, only time will tell. When it comes to people, the best indication of future performance is...past performance. SP RFE Retired   Name: Jackmeoft E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years Posted: 01 June 2017 Deadbeat bitches Mcsubwatsonicbell wouldn't hire you dumbasses   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year Posted: 01 June 2017 Don't wait till Christmas cut the fucking jobs now.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 01 June 2017 Everyone that views this site should take some time & find & read the articles regarding CSX & EHH that are in the Railway Age and Trains magazines.   Name: Jackmeoft E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for 1-10 years Posted: 01 June 2017 1/3 T&E to be cut by Christmas is a done deal. You lazy fucks are going to have to get a real Job now! No more than a glorified truck driver. Taco Johns is hiring or maybe Captain Ds   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years Posted: 01 June 2017 Somebody needs to call President Trump to save these jobs.   Name: cl E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years Posted: 31 May 2017 July 1st Howell to b shutdown July11 Avon to be shutdown August 1 Srilan to be shutdown August 1 Roselake sold off 1/3 of all t&e to be cut by Christmas system wide   Name: COYSD E-mail: IAFR Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 31 May 2017 I heard a rumor that I'm not sure if it is true or not.... Has anyone heard anything about as of August 1st where ever you are marked up you have to stay, like you can no longer make a seniority move to another location. Has anyone else heard this?   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 31 May 2017 IMPORTANT NEWS IF YOU SUE THE RR UNDER FELA. The traditional way was for an injured employee to contact a union approved attorney, who is familiar with RR type FELA type claims, and "forum shop" to have the case in a union friendly geographic location and the related Federal Court. So Granite City, Il. will have juries of retired steelworkers, who think$1 mil. is a fair settlement, whereas another location may have rural folks that work for county highway, thinking 1/4 million is way too much. NOW, in BNSF vs. Tyrell (yesterday Supreme Court) per WSJ article, this is no longer allowed. Anyway, I think that may mean that getting injured in Avon In. means that you cannot sue through a union related attorney in Granite City, Il. but will have to do it in INDIANA but Federal Courts. Something to think about. 

 Name: Captain Obvious E-mail: 1234 Main Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years Posted: 31 May 2017 Dear ApeFucker, If i had to guess, it would have to be because you are one of those Star Employees that works 4 times a month. To go farther has been to the Emergency Room 3 times already this year. Has had 2 family members pass in 2017. Was off sick at least once last month. Marks off RedBlock twice a year. Hasnt worked 40 hours a week since REDI. Takes his shits only while on duty. Sound familiar? ApeFuck employees like you are the reason things are like they are. Enjoy your 5 day weekend. 

 Name: Anonymous E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for N/A Posted: 31 May 2017 Great Lakes Division will soon be a nightmare. IB & IC will soon be combined. ID & IE will soon be combined. IG & IH will soon be combined. All Train Dispatchers will be moved to Jacksonville. T&E, MW, Mtnrs.... get ready to wait 30 minutes for anyone to answer your phone/radio calls. I hope every dispatcher quits/exercises seniority to prior craft before letting this go through. Dispatchers, I hope your union is ready for this atrocity. -Godspeed 

 Name: ApeFucker E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 31 May 2017 Anyone know why Crew Management gets pissy when they have to mark you off for your mandatory vision/hearing screenings? I swear people don't like to do their jobs 

 Name: Retired SP/UP Engineer E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years Posted: 30 May 2017 CSX is a wooden axle outfit run by a bunch of woodpeckers. Have any of you ever read some of their stupid operating rules, written by a bunch of lawyers? 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for N/A Posted: 30 May 2017 Someone posted - not too long ago - that the Board of Directors can take action, overrule a shareholder vote IF they deem that necessary to be in the best overall interests of the company & it's shareholders. If that's true, a fact, & big money controls the board......... 

 Name: clark E-mail: clark1@fu.com Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years Posted: 30 May 2017 Harrison's total pay package is north of $300 million. That's more than CSX spends yearly in refreshing and keeping its locomotive fleet running. That's also a large plan for a CEO, especially for a high-profile CEO with health issues. A general recipe for underperformance and disappointment is an overcompensated CEO with health issues.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 1-10 years Posted: 30 May 2017 Are the all train dispatchers getting moved to Jacksonville?   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 29 May 2017 well, I don't know why we need so many roadmasters, but I can make some guesses. If there are any guarantees or similar coming up it would be nice to point out that employees voluntarily declined to apply for open jobs, thus disqualifying themselves,- not our fault, OR if we have a serious wreck we can point out that we were developing a strong pool of candidates - not our fault,or tell local government officials about our mass hiring plans for the voters, if they don't come out to meet the Congressman and the CSX hiring people, - not our fault, etc. or if jobs are cut the REAL working RR's could look for other RR jobs if they really wanted to, - not our fault! There is always an angle to CYA.   Name: Turd Ferguson E-mail: Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year Posted: 27 May 2017 Why hire that many people in a department that keeps track up if the rumors were HH selling off a lot of the track? What is going on in this Em Effer? What a mystery this place is   Name: Bone Devil E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years Posted: 27 May 2017 Damn why they hiring so many asst. road masters I thought HH didn't care about maintaining anything?   Name: OK OK E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years Posted: 27 May 2017 Ok well you know what the hell he's talking about big deal stickler did you miss the whole point because of that little detail?   Name: Ben Dover E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 27 May 2017 I see zero jobs for assistant road foreman. I see job postings for asst Road Masters. Big Difference!   Name: OZZ BURN E-mail: Balloon knot Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 27 May 2017 Go to csx.com and click employees then log in and type jobs in the search bar on the right and click the magnifying glass.............wait for it......Pow!!! right in the kisser!!! How in the hell do they all of a sudden need seven hundred and fifty four (754) new assistant road foreman???? What do they just want fresh meat off the street? (and yes I did come up with that on my own and it is mine so don't take it, patent pending)   Name: Pickle fart E-mail: Butternutz Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 26 May 2017 I don't feel sorry for all the management positions that have been done away with! There are a few decent managers that are worth having but for the most part worthless. Does anyone actually feel like they need to be managed? We could get more work done without them around! The sneaky turds would hide out in the bushes to try and find a reason to fire you! It's kinda hard to railroad when you're constantly wondering if someone is watching you and looking for a reason to fire you! If HH can get rid off 1000 managers pretty much overnight and still function then apparently you were just an useless expense. Some of the managers have no clue how to manage anyway.... Do they not know that having an attitude and yelling and rushing us actually works the opposite of what they think? "How we work and why" has a lot to do with morale   Name: hehateme E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year Posted: 26 May 2017 Been through a strike in 97. Not good for a company or employees, jobs will be lost to lost of business. Our divison is booming, people should start exercising their senority.   Name: Mel Functions E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 25 May 2017 Dear Coperate office hopefully you are still not there you insulted Mr Hunter by saying he is from Canada.He is an American hopefully he lets you go comparing him to ISISI I hope your not a manager...   Name: Mel Function is a moron E-mail: Where does he work Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 25 May 2017 I don't know about system wide but csra has a claim that pays if you are held on duty for 30 minutes or more while you have a relief on duty ready to work.   Name: Paj E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 25 May 2017 I hate it for all the families be affected by the layoffs. I believe most of the job losses aren't needed. This company has made great profits year after year. Every employee we had yesterday is needed tomorrow both Union and management. The enemy is Mantle Ridge and EHH. I say cast your vote and cast it today and in 5 years from now this will be just a bad memory. CSX will continue making great profits. Donald Duck can be CEO and this place will still make a profit.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Engine repair, for 10-20 years Posted: 25 May 2017 Five electricians were furloughed from the Huntington locomotive shop yesterday . And rumor has it that a lot more of each craft will be laid off in the next few weeks. Things are not going to get better any time so or later. This area is dying out fast and will more than likely end up being a ghost town   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 24 May 2017 Maybe we missed it - what type of going away package did Ward receive?   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 24 May 2017 According to the 05/23/17 Trains magazine article regarding CSX & hump yards, Sanborn is still the chief operating officer. That witch will agree with, be loyal to, bow down to, suck up to whomever is in overall charge.   Name: wtf E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 24 May 2017 Malfunction go back and finish your full time job of cleaning the restrictions at Hardee's you dick it's yard master not yard manager. I guess you are an engineer on the train that goes around the Christmas tree dick.   Name: 8 hrs my ass E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years Posted: 24 May 2017 What's up with this 8 hr shit I bust my all week in a major chemical plant that makes chlorine trying to set myself up an early quit on my Friday.fuck it I know the plant better than they do,what spots and where all the over 300 tank cars are. I getting of the job I have had for 10 years so now they can get a younger conductor to switch it not knowing shit. Better get ready for customers complaining and recrews out the ass and not getting switched. Real smart management ass holes.   Name: CSX Eng E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 23 May 2017 Is Bill Keough still the Asst. Atlanta Division Mgr. or did HH give him the axe also?   Name: clark E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 23 May 2017 No one would sale HH a life insurance policy but the board is going to vote for 80+million dollar reimbursement for leaving CP. Yeah and we're the dumbasses.   Name: bill E-mail: Employed as: M of W, for 10-20 years Posted: 23 May 2017 At Cumberland: The layoffs reportedly took place as workers arrived for the 3 PM shift. Eyewitnesses say there were four railroad policemen in attendance to provide security. First I've heard of railroad police providing security for lay offs. CSX knows it's going to get ugly on both sides.   Name: NoWay E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 22 May 2017 Vote No Fuck these Guys http://www.nasdaq.com/article/proxy-adviser-iss-recommends-csx-shareholders-vote-for-84-mln-ceo-reimbursement-20170522-01259   Name: Mc E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years Posted: 22 May 2017 How can anyone vote for this tool?   Name: Jackmeoft E-mail: Employed as: Brakeman, for Less than 1 year Posted: 22 May 2017 What seniority district is Queensgate?   Name: Dman E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 22 May 2017 Latest rumor in the land of OZ is u will need 15 yrs. In to remain in service in the near future, what ever that means. Hope thats not true, and we are hearing that queensgate is shuting down there hump june 15th, who knows whats next.   Name: OZZ BURN YARD E-mail: Employed as: APE, for N/A Posted: 22 May 2017 Same in Louisville, they want everyone to rush out to work, then after you have been on minutes for 15 minutes a TM shows up to give you a ride as soon as 20 minutes is up. Morale is as low as it could be.   Name: Sue E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 22 May 2017 I don't even bother to meet trainmasters. Those silly basterds come and go. I couldn't begin to tell you how many has come through here. We have 1 fat ass that's too lazy to go and he's the biggest goat fucker out there.   Name: Wall E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years Posted: 22 May 2017 Last night I came in 5 minutes before start time. The kool-aid drinking train master told me to be on my engine at start time or I would be considered late.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Brakeman, for 20-30 years Posted: 22 May 2017 I Came in for my yard job and 3 minutes after my start time the trainmaster was already hounding me to get in a csx vehicle so he could drive us to our yard power. This was before I could go over my work with the yardmaster and ask any questions about the work.also no time to go over our release forms and bulletins. i understand that I rarely leave the yard to need the bulletins , but I still go over them.on top of that I still haven't had a chance to give the work over to my engineer and go over it with him on how and what we're are doing . I understand they don't want us bullshitting in the bullroom with others but these fucking managers are gona get someone hurt or killed .shit takes time when you start your shift. Then when there's a derailment they will sure to blame the crew and not wanna hear how rushing us had nothing to do with it.   Name: EHHMUSTGOATANYCOST E-mail: Www.gofuckyourselfhunter.com Employed as: Brakeman, for 20-30 years Posted: 22 May 2017 Has any yard jobs been getting there lunches shorten to the contractual 20 minute lunches ?   Name: mel function E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 22 May 2017 Cool-more head CSX is hiring pit bulls trained to bite the engineer if he touches any levers. Takes a lot of training to move a lever from position 1-8 how many years did it take you to figure it out??? Go Hunter go....   Name: Cool mo D E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 22 May 2017 Mel function: Your a dickhead go play with yourself and wish you knew how to operate a locomotive. Dream on and I think your handle is malfunction idiot!!   Name: mel function E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 21 May 2017 Sleep at the seat that's why you have a brakeman to run the train while you sleep.. That's why we don't want cameras in cab so we can sleep especially on tangent track cwr makes you sleepy. Go back to the dead man pedal and put the flag staff back in place..   Name: Big pappa E-mail: Employed as: APE, for N/A Posted: 21 May 2017 I want Ward back.... Never thought I would say that. What do we do now to save our railroad before it's too late? Any suggestions? What would happen if a lot of us all of a sudden started selling our stock would that do anything? Someone thats smart should come up with a good plan for us to follow before csx is completely derailed.   Name: Cheese E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 21 May 2017 Our union steward has been laid off for over a month. Meanwhile there has been an ID pool lost and two of our pools have been combined. Response by said union steward "O they can do that." I've never heard that one before. I guess the carrier was just being nice to let us have different pools. Well not NOW thank you. Whoever doesn't take two minutes to vote on their proxy is a damn idiot. Even if it makes no difference at least you cast your thoughts. There is a slim chance HH "Mantle Ridge" money could be voted down. So FUCK Those GUYS you think they care about us   Name: Dman E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 20 May 2017 Hay OZZZZ Burn, u sound like a cool ass railroader, c ya out there cuz. Out!   Name: no dumbass E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 20 May 2017 Sounds like Billy D is a suck ass who's job will probably be eliminated next week. I guess the D stands for @$#!head 

 Name: Billy Dee E-mail: Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 20-30 years Posted: 20 May 2017 “Because track and yard capacity is finite, adding more equipment creates congestion and slows down the system. While it may sound counterintuitive, reducing fleet size actually enables a railroad to move more volume. By running fewer and heavier trains, faster and on schedule, assets can be utilized far more productively and can yield significant savings,” EHH RUNNING FEWER AND HEAVIER TRAINS AND A LOT LESS MEN KISS YOUR JOB GOODBYE IF YOU HAVE LESS THAN 10YEARS TE 

 Name: Dr Readmore E-mail: Employed as: CSX Customer, for N/A Posted: 20 May 2017 JAD as follows ARTICLE 11 ELECTRONIC BID SYSTEM [EBS] Section 1 Submitting Choices A. All Trainmen will be required to submit their preferences for positions for which qualified in an Electronic Bid Application (EBA) as described in paragraph B below. Trainmen should indicate a sufficient number of preferences to ensure a selection will be granted on Job Adjustment Day [JAD]. In the event a Trainman fails to submit preferences or fails to submit a sufficient number of preferences, he will be assigned a position in the following order, subject to his relative seniority standing: 1. Unfilled positions protected at the supply point, if none; 2. Unfilled position on the guaranteed extra board at the supply point, if none; 3. Unfilled positions at outlying points protected by the supply point. 

 Name: OZZ BURN YARD E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for N/A Posted: 20 May 2017 System wide there are a lot of CSX employees but not many people using this website. This is a good source to use to keep in the know, so tell ya momma tell ya friends tell er body out here bout this site so more people get involved, even if you spell hey like hay as if it were horse food, it's all good. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 20 May 2017 How many jobs did that cut off going to 1 pool on JAD. 

 Name: GL E-mail: Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 20-30 years Posted: 20 May 2017 What the hell is Jad? 

 Name: OZZ BURN YARD E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for N/A Posted: 20 May 2017 With as many CSX employees as there are system wide I don't think there are enough people getting on this website, this is a good way for us to stay in the know about what' going on at other locations. So tell ya momma tell ya friends tell ya cousin we want err body knowin bout this round here. The more people getting on and posting the better, and you don't need to post as if you were writing an English paper, hell some people spell hey like hay as if it were horse food ya na im sayin. 

 Name: Zzzzzzzzzz E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years Posted: 19 May 2017 Our pools are combined to one tonight at jad. I hope it bites the company In the ass. A lot of men have been on one run for years. Not a very safe move CSX . I hate having to go to Avon and deal with those ass clowns. Berry is a Fat Bitch 

 Name: D Man E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 19 May 2017 Hay guys we all need to stick together out there 100% rules compliant, so we can give Eugene a true metric of his precession model lets help him help us....remember working at csx is like riding a bike except ur on fire and the bike is on fire and ur in hell. 

 Name: no dumbass E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 18 May 2017 Maybe we should replace the old shots oxygen tank with laughing gas so he can laugh with us at how big of a joke he is!!! 

 Name: Zzzzzz E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years Posted: 17 May 2017 https://www.wsj.com/articles/as-csx-vote-looms-investors-worry-about-ceo-hunter-harrisons-health-1495052146 

 Name: CSX Bone Devil E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 17 May 2017 Anyone that credits Hunter Harrison for the success of anything at any railroad is a moron! Driving the cost to operate a business down will obviously make the company more profitable, but a successful strategy drives the cost to operate down in a way that is sustainable long term. Basically what I'm saying is anyone can come in and fire thousands of employees, shut down yards, sell off parts of the company, etc. Harrisons approach in a nutshell! Option 2 that does last long term would be expanding business by simply going after the coal and don't comment that coal won't last long term until you do the research because I will embarrass you. There is enough coal available right now to last well over 200 years that we know of. Why isn't Harrison going after the coal? Could he intentionally be destroying the company so CSX and all of its assets are easily and cheaply acquired in a merger? Stock is down today $1.65 from yesterday! I already transferred mine about a month ago it took 20 minutes online   Name: 202089 E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 15 May 2017 My yard is still working the shifts 12 hours. But our autorack switching has us behind big time. The average list is 85 cars and 38 switches.   Name: TJ E-mail: Employed as: Brakeman, for 30+ years Posted: 14 May 2017 Just voted No to EHH.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 14 May 2017 Most hump yds. are already old plus they are expensive to maintain and operate. Someone, somewhere will still have to handle, switch rail car freight & that won't get done for free. Could be that Harrison & his backers prefer just "long haul" and their plan is to let short-line RRs and the trucking industry have all the other business & will just milk csx dry & bow out with $$.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years Posted: 14 May 2017 Make seniority moves to flat switching yards.   Name: WilliamT E-mail: Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 20-30 years Posted: 14 May 2017 Evansville is about to get shit on Big Time   Name: Osborn Yard E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 13 May 2017 Louisville has become a nightmare of a place to work in the last 2 weeks, and supposedly will be getting worse! This place sucks, glad I have an income but my god, Ford, Toyota, or any of these distilleries around Louisville are looking better and better. Side note why in the hell do we pay union dues around here, just for fun? No taxation without representation right?   Name: Dman E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 13 May 2017 Alot of what is posted here is 1st hand accounts of things we see everyday,have we been forced to apply, no we most of us anyway paid our own money for a chance at the conductor training program, myself had to take out a 8000 loan to attend, went through the 8 week program unpaid in another state, commented myself to this line of work as so many before me did as well, for a chance to provide for myself and my future family. I have been furloughed multiple times and came back because im a railroader, its what i do. Sorry for being on such a high horse but take pride in my craft anx will not walk away from what i have earned, myself along with thousands of other boots on the ground women and men over the decades have helped build this railroad, and the relationships with our customers, as well as the yr over yr profits csx and its shareholders have enjoyed. So dont down play our investment in the company and make sound so easy to walk away from something we feel we helped build. Remember our sacrifices we often see the pepole we work with more often than our own families, i know i know u will say well u signed up for that and your right, and im still signed up and not walking away, just dont want it taken away.   Name: Osborn Yard E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 12 May 2017 Hunter Harrison has a few years left to live and yes he will be remembered as the railroad master of the world he has accomplished that and he will be leaving his family millions of dollars. If he quits right now this will happen if he works till he dies this will happen. Why not make some memories with your grandkids before you die?   Name: Red E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 12 May 2017 There has been over 1000 managers let go. How is that not 1000+ votes against HH and Mantle Ridge. Almost every CSX employee owns stock. I say cast your vote make your voice heard. It Takes less than 5 minutes. Mantle Ridge is buying advertisement pushing HH. Merril Lynch is pushing for HH vote. Screw these guys. The working class owns this RR and "they" don't want us to ever come to that realization. We can shut this place down overnight if we so desired. Something as simple has voting an old man out is child's play. Come on brothers cast your vote   Name: Dman E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 12 May 2017 Well i work in louisville, osborn yard. Anf needless to say at a place that use to get worse by the yr has managed to top that yet again, it now gets worse by the day. On may 10th we were told do not put off until 8hr or more...."this guy dont care about OT" one manager told use. In may may 11th we were told we cant make anymore over time, so yardmasters or callarunners have ro come get u 45min prior to ur 8 mark, so that u can be in a position to tie up. So needless to say our customers are getting fucked in the ass...OUT   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 11 May 2017 http://calgaryherald.com/business/local-business/hunter-harrisons-replacement-looks-to-repair-bruises-reconnect-with-cp-rail-employees   Name: Back in the craft E-mail: Elim_i_nate@cxs.com Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 10 May 2017 SO CONCERNED THAT THEY HAVE TO BUY "ADVERTISING" TO PROMOTE HIS HOLINESS HUNTER???? Hedge fund buys online ads to back Harrison as CSX chief executive At issue: Advisory vote on 84 million reimbursement request By Bill Stephens | May 8, 2017 NEW YORK — Coming soon to a browser near you: Google ads urging CSX shareholders to vote to retain new CEO E. Hunter Harrison. Mantle Ridge, the activist investor that successfully pursued the management shakeup at CSX Transportation, reported... http://trn.trains.com/news/news-wire/2017/05/08-hedge-fund-buys-online-ads-to-back-harrison-as-csx-chief-executive   Name: Osborn E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 10 May 2017 Got proxy in mail today opened it logged on and had it done in 2 minutes. Please everyone vote please. If for nothing else csx will plant a tree for every vote.   Name: no dumbass E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 10 May 2017 Are we ready to walk out yet. Yeah its against the law but laws were made to be broken. Shut er down   Name: Osborn E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 10 May 2017 Louisville just lost 12 two man jobs. More to come next week.   Name: Zzzzzzz E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 09 May 2017 R Just received my proxy in the mail and cast by vote by phone. It took under 5 minutes. Thanks for the post. I voted against all proposals! Come on brothers and sisters cast your vote too.   Name: R E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 09 May 2017 Cast a vote against and you know you're good. MANTLE RIDGE’S VOTING RECOMMENDATIONS Proposal 1: FOR the election of the 13 nominees supported by the Board and named in the Proxy Statement Proposal 2: FOR the ratification of the appointment of EY as CSX’s Independent Auditors for 2017 Proposal 3: FOR the approval, on an advisory (non-binding) basis, of the compensation of the Named Executive Officers Proposal 4: FOR EVERY YEAR, on an advisory (non-binding) basis, on frequency of future advisory votes on executive compensation Proposal 5: FOR the approval, on an advisory (non-binding) basis, of the reimbursement arrangements sought in connection with the retention of E. Hunter Harrison as CEO at CSX   Name: Oldman E-mail: houchins25@gmail.com Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 07 May 2017 Brothers you have to ask yourself what this guy is thinking... Casky Ky was less than a 2 yrs old.. 180 million facility that was purported to be CSX hub of the future. I'D runs from there north and south actually worked for once. HH said mothball it all..and inside of 2 weeks it was closed down tight... Shareholders??? Do we want to walk away from almost 200 million???   Name: Ben Dover E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 05 May 2017 Interesting Read! Check it out! https://seekingalpha.com/article/4069639-csx-alert-sell-harrison-premium-can   Name: no dumbass E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 05 May 2017 Why in the fuck is HH screwing with CSX he has one foot in the grave and the other is on a banana peel take your hedge fund and go back to Canada   Name: Zzzzzzzz E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 03 May 2017 Must read. This is what's coming. Managers will be qualifying on runs.http://www.canadianbusiness.com/companies-and-industries/forward-fast/   Name: Zzzzz E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 03 May 2017 Things to come Brothers. Physically, you can’t run as many trains as they’re running now with the workforce they have. It’s structurally impossible,” Finnson said. “We have a chronic shortage of workers.” CP cut its unionized workforce by 1,500 people or approximately one-third under Harrison, who ran the company from mid-2012 until he stepped down in January to pursue the top job at Florida-based railway CSX Corp.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 03 May 2017 The annual shareholder meeting will be held soon. Can vote your shares in person if you make arrangements, OR by internet, us mail - IF you follow the How To Vote instructions. At least 5 proposals are on the docket, including voting for BOD members & 4 other proposals. FYI: We are voting NO = Harrison & that outfit.   Name: Ben Dover E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 03 May 2017 Really? In disguise? The hedge fund leader is the new CEO! To think that HH gives a damn about the future of CSX is ignorant at best. He cares about himself and short term gains. After all he has one foot in the grave already. Why would he really care about long term? This amounts to no more than legalized robbery! If the man had any morals at all he would be home petting his horses on the ass and baby sitting a classic car collection while counting the millions and millions of dollars he all ready stole. Sick little men act like this and greedy Americans follow like puppy dogs!   Name: no dumbass E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 03 May 2017 Come on people this is just a hedge fund in disguise. Just like 7 or 8 years ago when they tried this shit but Ward and Co took the money and ran this time.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year Posted: 02 May 2017 I heard Fitzgerald was on the chopping block.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 02 May 2017 Everyone knows what opinions are.....everybody has one. What's the point of posting any decent/helpful advice on this site? Seems no one pays attention anyway. If management, office rats are sweating now, well, that's what they too should've expected might happen eventually when they chose that type of position. Account the way a lot of those people have acted, no one should feel sorry for them. Overall operations may\will change. Corporate can try to trim all fat, jobs, whatever they deem necessary or can, to increase share value, please wall st. per se. This outfit isn't ever going to be employee, family friendly. Hope too many don't become gullible & ignorant enough to think they'd be OK with more RTW laws.   Name: Red E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 02 May 2017 Buy Buy Buy CSX Stock! Ride the HH wagon to the bank and then dump all CSX Stock in about 3.5 years. That's what he will do. He will make a nice dime right before he runs this RR in the ground. They don't give a shit about the future of this company just the NOW! Look what's he's doing to the intermodal giving it away to NS and back to the truckers. This guy HH is a fucken NUT!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 01 May 2017 They hollered at me at the REDI for not using the handrail on the steps. I'm still trying to get over it. Hollering at a 40 year old for not touching handrails SMDH !!!   Name: Ben Dover E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 01 May 2017 What is happening at the Redi Center? Any word? I figured that place would be high on the list to be shut down.   Name: Trskip E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 01 May 2017 Name: WTF E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 28 April 2017 Witnesed first hand the SC DISPATCHER in Nashville fuck up and not give a southbound HD crew an ec-1 for a 25 mph around Ekin mile post. He comes on the radio and says after they've knocked down the southward Amqui signal .......hey can you guys just slow your speed down to about 25 mph for the next few miles account rough track......Are you fucking kidding me.....have a train crew miss that speed order and bam! They on the street. Garbage ass dispatching. Ol HH will weed their asses out soon enough. 10-20 Years? How have you survived this long without a basic understanding of how things work? A dispatcher taking a slow order from MOW can't be expected to instantly know where a train is, cannot merely knock down every absolute signal until he knows either. Cannot give a signal if an unbulletined order exists when requesting the signal. We're better off not becoming cannibals attacking other union brothers. You need to consider that dispatchers & yardmasters are having additional work out upon them without any additional compensation. I have seen every desk I deal with doubled in responsibility since I started. The yardmaster situation is even worse. While some RFE's were drones, many I encountered were decent guys just trying to doma job per F RA and company rules. It is my understanding that the RFE's who were not shifted into Trainmaster slots were not given anything, merely left to look for a place to work. Stranded, some far away from their seniority, with houses and families to move. We need to consider who the real enema is here.   Name: Another One Bites The Dust E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years Posted: 30 April 2017 The Florence Division Manager hit the road this morning. Larry Kostner was supposed to be one of the Corridor General Managers, guess he decided he didn't like the way ole HH was running things, or he didn't appreciate being forced to fire managers like he was being forced to by Jax. The bad thing is, he was actually one of the better managers around   Name: Realist E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 30 April 2017 Unions don't hurt any company the greed does class 1 rr are making record profits from are hard skill labor and are lives... They want to take money out of are pockets to put it in theirs and are health care just like the government ... Something as little as ...we used to get a ham at Christmas while at work ..now no way gives us that so we can have more...that's greedy   Name: P E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 29 April 2017 http://www.joc.com/rail-intermodal/class-i-railroads/csx-transportation/csx-intermodal-under-harrison-gives-ns-truckers-opening-grab-share_20170428.html   Name: P E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 29 April 2017 http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20170429/ISSUE01/170429846/csx-ceo-hunter-harrison-puts-future-of-crete-intermodal-in-doubt.   Name: Long Dick Dong E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 28 April 2017 Although presumably short lived.........it's about damn time T&E aren't the only ones with their ears pinned back these days. Knuckles to the mofos that move freight. Next up on the chopping block ......inefficient ass Yardmaster's. Better up ya game fellas in the towerz. Y'all are next......   Name: WTF E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 28 April 2017 Witnesed first hand the SC DISPATCHER in Nashville fuck up and not give a southbound HD crew an ec-1 for a 25 mph around Ekin mile post. He comes on the radio and says after they've knocked down the southward Amqui signal .......hey can you guys just slow your speed down to about 25 mph for the next few miles account rough track......Are you fucking kidding me.....have a train crew miss that speed order and bam! They on the street. Garbage ass dispatching. Ol HH will weed their asses out soon enough.   Name: Long Dick Dong E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 28 April 2017 Although presumably short lived.........it's about damn time T&E aren't the only ones with their ears pinned back these days. Knuckles to the mofos that move freight. Next up on the chopping block ......inefficient ass Yardmaster's. Better up ya game fellas in the towerz. Y'all are next......   Name: J E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years Posted: 27 April 2017 Casey,Atkison,Howell, and Brewer will be hearing big news by May. Brewer yard will be without a yard master. Train masters are taking over (contract shuttle service). Radnor is being sold.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 27 April 2017 Officially, RFEs are gone? That is probably A-OK. In reality, too many individuals that were mostly horseshit out in the field were given a co. officer position & then they'd march around with a know-it-all attitude and have the authority to write an employee up, get them suspended/terminated. Those types will have to answer for their actions. You reap what you sow. Adios and good riddance to all/any bad rubbish.   Name: Bill E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years Posted: 27 April 2017 Yes RFE are gone. Casky Yard is gone.   Name: Dman E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 27 April 2017 Well as of now, Louisville is going to lose about 300 cars a day. St. Louis esba class code and Birmingham traffic, will go else where. Not sure what else is to come but with 2 ford plants and ups world port hub right next to our terminal u would think we could be profitable, hoping for the best, and hoping 11 yrs will be enough to hold a rd. EB spot.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 26 April 2017 Grab the popcorn........I'm pulling for louisville!!!   Name: CSX Eng E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years Posted: 25 April 2017 In louisville tomorrow 042617 the terminal team, cindy sandborn jermain swafford david hamby and john arrwine will all be there, no one knows why, or what will happen, is louisville the 1st terminal on the system to be shut out right? Thoughts please I gave you a little English grammar help In Louisville tomorrow, 042617 the Terminal Team, Sindy Sandborn, Jermain Swafford, David Hamby and John Arrwine will all be there, no one knows why, or what will happen. Is Louisville the 1st terminal on the system to be shut, out right? Your thoughts please.   Name: Dman E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 25 April 2017 In louisville tomorrow 042617 the terminal team, cindy sandborn jermain swafford david hamby and john arrwine will all be there, no one knows why, or what will happen, is louisville the 1st terminal on the system to be shut out right? Thoughts please   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for N/A Posted: 25 April 2017 ALL railroad cos. never were very employee friendly, ever. Will csx ever be a good place to work? Doubtful, at best.   Name: Big Nose E-mail: Employed as: Yard Master, for 20-30 years Posted: 19 April 2017 Please list names, locations, and positions of all managers that have been fired under HH so far. Karma Boys..... Thanks   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years Posted: 19 April 2017 Bye bye Scott Gray.....you good for nothing SOB...I knew one day you would get what you deserved!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 18 April 2017 Someone - (Employed As Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years) posted on this site 02/21/17: "Our Division Manager was at depot yesterday and we are being told Cindy Sanborn is no longer with CSX." Well, is that true or was that post just more lame-brain engineer BS?   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 17 April 2017 If you could gather up people that think they are legends [in their own minds] - buy 'em for what they're actually/truly worth & then sell 'em for what they think they're worth = a heck of a profit.   Name: dekcuF yllayoR E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 17 April 2017 Has anyone heard if and when HH is going to terminate moron Cindy Sanborn for closing down terminals and rerouting trains 1,000 miles out of the way?   Name: EX LC E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 15 April 2017 Screwed No one seems to be able to find the so called order from Harrison either. Several Trainmasters and Road foreman have been cornered and asked to produce a copy of it and they don't have a clue where to find it either. No one can positively say when they saw it or who actually circulated it. It may have been something that came out as a system wide order but it IS NOT a system bulletin or notice. As for the Unions, they were not approached about the changes in working conditions and are not aware that this is a closed order. Some one started this and now no one wants to take responsibility for it. Once again CSX has managed to put something out there that was not addressed legally with the Unions. As for road crews being used as J Jobs when coming out of the hotel, they shouldn't be! All crews that recrew outlawed trains should be given tickets related to the train and the job symbol should be followed with an R. Example would be if you were to recrew a Q53815 your ticket should be issued as a Q53815R. The chiefs are using road crews as road switchers to recrews HOS trains because of a loophole in an article in the BLET agreement, There are 2 conflicting article in the agreement that are causing all this trouble. One of these article is #50. You will have to bombard your General chairman with complaints and demand that the article be reviewed and al loopholes removed. In the meantime, the extra boards should be the only crews given a ticket that is classified as a J JOB! Rumors have it that Harrison hates J JOBS and recrewing. Maybe you will get lucky and he will put a stop to this. The only crews that could possibly be instructed to stay on duty no less than 8 hours are assigned yard jobs that have on duty and off duty times of 8 hours or locals. NO ROAD JOB SHOULD EVER BE ORDERED TO REMAIN AT THE TERMINAL AFTER BEING AWAY AT THE HOTEL AND ARRIVING HOME JUST TO MAKE SURE THEY WERE ON DUTY 8 HOURS. DOESNT MATTER IF THE CHIEF MAKES THEM A J JOB OR NOT! The crews have been away from home and their families and deserve to be able to go home upon arrival. If this happens to you again, call your general chairmans office and file a complaint. Demand that the so called order be produced and start a petition if it isn't. Doesn't matter if it is produced anyway. No road crew should be held when they get home.   Name: Qxreand E-mail: u nameit Employed as: Yard Master, for 1-10 years Posted: 14 April 2017 Where Is Todd Novak working he lives in creston ohio   Name: CMC E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years Posted: 13 April 2017 since HH took over no one has been let go from CMC from management. Why? Clerks though are now being furloughed due to the previous cuts made under Ward. With these cuts and the CAPS policies clerks will be no more. any ideas on how HH handles union members who have had "protected status" under the CBA? CMC Clerks or any clerk with minimal seniority who are not protected are going to be let go with no chance of returning ### FMLA handling is being changed also where anyone new to FMLA will have to reapply every 90 days instead of yearly   Name: Screwed over E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 13 April 2017 Crews Did any of you see the so called system side order that supposedly came from Hunter Harrison that ALL LOCAL...YARD...AND DOG CATCHING OR J JOBS WOULD REMAIN ON SERVICE NO LESS THAN 8 HOURS. We have checked every single system bulletin and notice all the way back to Jan.1st and it is no where to be found. We were at the hotel 32 hours and were called out to dead head home and on the way they made us a J Job to grab a train in the way in. When we got done we were made stay at the yard for 2 stinking hours because the chief said we were a J Job now and had to be on duty 8 hours. After being away from home for 32 hours we get stuck on a damn j job and forced to state at the wall for 2 hours because this hunter Harrison character wants every working 8 hours or else. THIS IS TOTAL VIOLATOR FOR ROAD CREWS WHO ARE ALREADY AWAY FROM THEIR FAMILIES AND NOW WHEN THEY WANT TO GO HOME THE CHIEF IS PUNKING YOU ON A RECREW SERVICE AS A j JOB. the union's better get off their added and do something about this bullshit. Dad has been getting away with abusing freight pool crews long enough. That's what the damn xbd is for. Freight pool crews are supposed to get recrew tickets.NOT STINKING J JOB TICKETS. WE WANT TO SEE THIS DAMN BULETIN. WHO REALLY PUT IT OUT. THIS IS A VIOLATION OF THE UNION AGREEMENT IF THE CONDITIONS WERE NOT NEGOTIATED WITH THE UNION. Anyone who can tell us how to find this bulletin please do quickly. No one believes this came from old man harrison. Michael ward didn't even do this stupid crap. He never got that involves in yard operations. Someone is pulling some shit.   Name: Screwed over E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 13 April 2017 Crews Did any of you see the so called system side order that supposedly came from Hunter Harrison that ALL LOCAL...YARD...AND DOG CATCHING OR J JOBS WOULD REMAIN ON SERVICE NO LESS THAN 8 HOURS. We have checked every single system bulletin and notice all the way back to Jan.1st and it is no where to be found. We were at the hotel 32 hours and were called out to dead head home and on the way they made us a J Job to grab a train in the way in. When we got done we were made stay at the yard for 2 stinking hours because the chief said we were a J Job now and had to be on duty 8 hours. After being away from home for 32 hours we get stuck on a damn j job and forced to stare at the wall for 2 hours because this hunter Harrison character wants every working 8 hours or else. THIS IS A TOTAL VIOLATON FOR ROAD CREWS WHO ARE ALREADY AWAY FROM THEIR FAMILIES AND NOW WHEN THEY WANT TO GO HOME THE CHIEF IS PUNKING YOU ON A RECREW SERVICE AS A j JOB. the union's better get off their asses and do something about this bullshit. CSX has been getting away with abusing freight pool crews long enough. That's what the damn xbd is for. Freight pool crews are supposed to get recrew tickets.NOT STINKING J JOB TICKETS. WE WANT TO SEE THIS DAMN BULLETIN. WHO REALLY PUT IT OUT. THIS IS A VIOLATION OF THE UNION AGREEMENT IF THE CONDITIONS WERE NOT NEGOTIATED WITH THE UNION. Anyone who can tell us how to find this bulletin please do quickly. No one believes this came from old man harrison. Michael ward didn't even do this stupid crap. He never got that involves in yard operations. Someone is pulling some shit.   Name: Wondering E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 08 April 2017 Is it true that Hunter Harrison is afraid to fire Bob Frulla? Just asking..   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 06 April 2017 HH's primary goal is a sub 60 OR. He is here at the behest of Mantle Ridge and the institutional investors who backed them. At 73 years old and on an oxygen device, he will not outlive his already accumulated millions, let alone the amount CSX will pay him. This is a pure ego trip. Nothing is sacred, nothing and no one is safe. The average length of haul at the CP is 1,600 miles and the average haul on CSX is 600 miles. When his magic does not work, he will jettison & cut anything remaining before offering up CSX to be acquired by the CP, UP or BNSF. .   Name: dezz nuts E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 30+ years Posted: 01 April 2017 Andrews sc will be shotline by the end of 2017   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 30 March 2017 Rule changes: Read an article that described how Harrison watched yard crews & timed them. Maybe he wondered why assembling, building & switching trains (& other things) took so long. Shutting down humps: No doubt these are expensive things to maintain & operate. However, flat switching consumes more time, AND somebody, somewhere, will have to perform the majority of the car sorting work & it won't be done for free. Guess we'll see how it goes. Hope everyone does the best they can, working safely. Safety First.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 30 March 2017 Let's give it up for hunter.... "NO MORE SAFTEY STOPS" this has to be driving those "O TEST" loving , "GETS ME HARD... WHEN I FAIL A CREW AND GET THEM TO SERVE TIME ON THE STREET", he'll bent on rules ,CSX Kool aid drinking managers fucking nuts !!!! All the shit we are doing now would have gotten us 30 days or more less then a month ago.   Name: That Guy E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 29 March 2017 What's going on at tilford yard? From a former tilford conductor....   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 23 March 2017 Many of the so-called BS rules are in place account of all the FNGs the last 20+ years. My favorite is (after making a coupling, whatever) someone transmitting via the radio states: ....."go ahead and back up"..... Which way is the engineer supposed to move?   Name: Hugh Jorgan E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years Posted: 22 March 2017 That "place of safety" is about dumbest pile of bull shit they came up with thus far in all my years. Maybe they will throw it out soon. That's like saying "I'm in the clear"...why the hell would I tell you to back up if I'm in the way? That previous bunch has just about run this operation in the ground with such bull shit rules!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year Posted: 21 March 2017 Wtf..... can't walk and shove, ride tank cars on a shove ,can't walk on the walk ways while moving on the engine ...... now totally legal to get on and off moving equipment..... about only good thing about hunter, relaxed rules and sensible rules. Not someone did something stupid and ban it and make it a rules violation. At least we will be able to do our work without looking over your shoulder wondering if someone is watching you for a hour just so they can fail you on a O TEST.   Name: Clyde E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 16 March 2017 CSx New ceo will make roughly 204,000.00/Day and T&E needs to take pay cuts?   Name: Ben Dover E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 16 March 2017 http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/business/canadian-pacific-railway-cuts-exec-perks-changes-compensation-after-criticism-416346384.html Interesting! All shareholders should pay close attention to this before they vote.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 15 March 2017 we here in the yard have been told, you will be ready to work as soon as your shift begins. if your yard jobs starts at 1500 you will be ready to walk out to your power at 1500. if its snowing outside , you will have your anti slip spike boots on at 1500 and they are implying that they want you putting your boots on , your vest on and safety glasses on at home and being ready to work at your on duty time. and if you are not ready you better have a answer for them why you are not dressed and ready. only acceptable answers will be getting bulletins, getting job briefing , or waiting on power. so if its 1505 and you don't have your boots on you will be written up . you drinking a coffee and eating a doughnut at 1503... bam written up......saying hello to a co worker you haven't seen in a while and bam...... write up. so now you can get on and off moving equipment and not get in trouble, but not have on YOUR csx safety gear on and ready to go 2 minutes after you star time BAM........... WRITTEN UP!!!!!!!!!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 11 March 2017 I'm being recalled from furlough , should I come back or keep my 8 to 4 pm job. Is hunter going to cut more conductors off , what should I do ????   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 11 March 2017 I find this site so interesting. every one is in a panic with disgust for their pay check. Some have been around for a few years, mostly it seam's less that 10 from their comments. If you work for CSX you should love H. Harrison, he will take care of those that WORK, and reward them with so much. If you run a Locomotive, do it well. If you handle the cars, do it well If you manage employees, do it well If you call crew's, do it well If you don't can ya see the street.   Name: CSX/UP MERGER E-mail: hharris@csx.com Employed as: APE, for N/A Posted: 11 March 2017 UP MANAGEMENT: WHILE YOU WERE SLEEPING AT THE WHEELS,CSX MANAGEMENT IS COMING AFTER YOU. START MAKING THIS A SMOOTH TRANSITION AND ELIMINATE 7000 POSITIONS, INCLUDING 6000 OF YOUR WORTHLESS MANAGERS! WE ALSO NEED TO KNOW YOUR PAYMENTS TO UNION OFFICERS WHO ARE PAID FOR (NO SHOW) SAFETY MEETINGS. UNTIL THEN, WE ARE COMING AFTER YOU! CSX PACIFIC RAILROAD   Name: Chad Wilbourn E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for Less than 1 year Posted: 09 March 2017 Hey guys. That 300 million you are paying Hunter is way too much. I'd screw up your railroad for a fraction of that. I come cheaper because I bought my degree from a diploma mill. Hunter cut off 1000 workers before he even started. That's pretty good, but I'd also cut off any tuition assistance cause that's a waste.   Name: news E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 07 March 2017 PINES.. Before you start your ranting and raving over the bus/train crash in Mississippi take about 5 minutes to use what ever little heart you have left in the body of yours and feel sorry for the crew members who probably pissed on themselves before they impacted a charter bus full of people. Everyone take 5 minute of silence to pray for the crew members who's lives will never be the same after this because of the loss of life. They will be grilled and put under the microscope and made miserable to weeks to come. Its a shame the driver wasn't paying better attention. Its a shame the crew couldn't have predicted the drivers moves and stopped in time. Many lives will be changed now because someone just wasn't paying attention. God bless all the family members who lost loved ones!   Name: Goofy clown E-mail: Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 1-10 years Posted: 05 March 2017 Dear Colleagues, Strong leadership on the Operations team is critically important as we work to deliver greater efficiency and regain our industry leadership position. To guide Operations through this transition effectively, I am announcing changes to my senior leadership team. These are individuals in whom I have the utmost confidence based on their deep experience, passion for our business and unwavering commitment to CSX. Together, they will help us continue to expedite our advancements in safety, service and efficiency. These leadership changes reflect our stated intention to reorganize our operations around the primary and local networks to improve efficiency and service to our customers. The leaders will report to me, unless otherwise indicated. Effective immediately: Mike Pendergrass will continue to serve as Chief Transportation Officer, leading the implementation of our network segmentation strategy. Reporting to Mike are: · Jermaine Swafford, who is appointed vice president of Transportation, with responsibility for our Primary Network; · Gery Williams, who is appointed to the newly created position of vice president of the Local Network, with responsibility for helping us further improve first-mile, last-mile service to our customers; and · Bob Frulla, who will have expanded responsibility as vice president of Network Operations, with oversight of Customer Service, Passenger Operations and PTC. The corridor structure will be further supported by the leadership of Larry Koster, who will serve as General Manager of the Eastern Corridor, headquartered in Florence, S.C.; David Hamby, who will serve as General Manager of the Central Corridor, headquartered in Atlanta, Ga.; and Bill Setser, who will serve as General Manager of the Northern Corridor, headquartered in Indianapolis, Ind. Larry, David and Bill will report to Jermaine. Brian Barr is promoted to vice president of Mechanical, in recognition of his strong performance as chief mechanical officer for the Southern Region. John Bradley is appointed vice president of Service Design, having previously served as vice president of Southern Region Transportation. The Car Management and Process Excellence teams will now report to John. Rod Logan is appointed assistant vice president of Safety, responsible for further strengthening our focus and performance in this critical area. Ricky Johnson will remain as vice president of Engineering, with expanded responsibility to include oversight of our Highly Automated Railroad initiatives. Mike Smith, Jim Marks and John Hart are retiring. Mike, Jim and John have made important contributions to CSX during their many years of service, for which we are immensely grateful. We wish them equal success in their future endeavors. The Operations leaders will work together over the coming weeks to finalize their reporting structures. Please join me in supporting them as they take on new responsibilities and help us safely and reliably serve our customers and our nation’s economy. Sincerely, Cindy Sanborn   Name: Fed up E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 05 March 2017 Why don't you Robert Pines followers stop wasting space on here by complaining about stuff that doesn't matter. You faggots need help. Grow some balls and stop hiding behind a computer screen and do something about it. You mom and dad raised a coward. Stick Robert Pines up your butt..   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years Posted: 21 February 2017 Our Division Manager was at depot yesterday and we are being told Cindy Sanborn is no longer with csx.   Name: hugh jorgan E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years Posted: 19 February 2017 Robert Pines for President!!   Name: jason wilkerson E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 01 February 2017 anybody need their grass cut? i'm looking for a job.   Name: Legal E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years Posted: 26 January 2017 Loyd Everything you posted was 100% correct. What you did not post was the fact that the members do not need the union to start a chain reaction of worry within the companies upper management. What the members fail to understand is the power they have in reporting constant violations of federal and state laws. We received a call a few days ago from a concerned crew member who was being forced to violate FRA laws and regulations and wanted to know what to do. He was advised to immediately call the appropriate FRA representative and file a complaint. His first comment was one of fear of retaliation. He was them asked why did he bother to call if he wasn't going to take the advise and if he expected us to call that wasn't going to happen. He was the one in the situation and knew what was happening. People, if you know your unions are worthless and possibly bought under the table then it is your responsibility to take control of your situation. The carrier can easily violate your union agreement. If you have not figured that out yet then your in for a long miserable haul working for the railroad. The carrier CAN NOT break state and federal laws. Yes, they do on a daily basis but it is up to you to report these violations and to send a message to the company that you mean business. If your rights are violated on a daily basis then the state and federal regulators should know when are being violated as well. This is not a fair game that the railroads are playing and you can not expect to play fair and make a difference. It doesn't work that way. Take a stance and do what is right. Report all violations and demand fair play and treatment for yourself and your state and federal regulators,   Name: future conductor E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 17 January 2017 Can any of you railroaders explain this?I know a guy that was told by csx that he was hired for a track worker position.For some reason csx kept giving him the run around made him take a drug test and physical 2 or 3 times but never told him he failed anything.For whatever reason he was never hired by csx after being told he had the job and was never given an explanation as to why he wasn't hired.Anybody know why csx did this?   Name: mediator E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 16 January 2017 POSTERS Did you remember the webmaster at Christmas. Did you show your gratitude for having a place to come and post your problems and inform the public of the true conditions of working for CSX? If not, now would be a good time to open your hearts and send him a thankyou. Im sure anything you send him would be greatly appreciated. You can visit amazon.com and check through his wish list(Atom Smasher). Show some support for the man who gives you a place to vent and brainstorm the best ways to handle the intimidation, harassment and the day to day insane business tactics that we all deal with! GOOD LUCK TO ALL OF YOU! Maybe this year will be a better year and we will finally get paid the claims that are due us. Especially the ones we have been waiting for more than 4 years!   Name: csx lover E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 15 January 2017 Hogger its people like you that give the railroad a bad name.You are a pussy.You would be better suited working at burger king flippin burgers and spittin on onion rings.You get on this site and hide behind a screen name and trash the very company that gives you a paycheck.You act like a little bitch.   Name: csx lover E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 15 January 2017 Hogger I understand how the railroad works.People use to go to school in waycross ga for rr training.You are the dumbass for paying 6000 dollars for a job in the first place.You knew the deal before you signed on.Being on call 24/7 365 days a year.Having to work nights,weekends and holidays all the rules and regulations.The xtra board etc.You knew the deal but you ignored all of that because of the money you would make.You paid the money you got the job and then all the bullshit you were told about became real and you couldn't handle it.You knew about all the bullshit before you signed up.You were warned.Who is the dumbass now mr hogger.Either do the job csx ask you to do or get the hell out.You big crybaby.It is simple turn in your notice and then you wont have to deal with the bullshit from the railroad anymore.There are other good paying jobs out there.You know where the door is don't let it hit you in the ass on the way out.The lover has spoken   Name: HOGGER E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 15 January 2017 CSX LOVER SCREW YOU BUDDY. YOU ARE NOTHING BUT A BASEMENT FOAMER WHO DOESNT KNOW A DAMN THING ABOUT WHAT WE BEEN THROUGH OR WHAT THE COMPANY HAS DONE TO US. YOU JUST SPOUT YOUR CSX LOVIN CRAP CAUSE YOU JUST WANT SO BAD TO BE CHOO CHOO MAN! Let me enlighten you! Some of us paid for our damn jobs. Forked out over 6 grand to get it. Do some research and see how many filed lawsuits against the company for false advertising for the jobs. See how many found out later they were told bullshit by the recruiters when you went to take their test. Got new for you! The judges ruled in our favor. Found out all the bull shit we were fed and the false pay advertised in the papers. Didn't find out how bad it was going to be until all the training was said and done. We stayed to get our money back. Then stuck around hoping our unions would help out. SOME OF US ARENT QUITTERS. We got a right to voice our opinions against the people we work for and put our money into. We bought our damn jobs. Money keeps us here when we get paid what the hell we are entitled to. Its real easy for you to sit in your basement and play with your toy train and judge others Atom smasher created this site because he understands what the railroad life is like when they treat you like shit and dump on your union agreement and play F..games with you! You hack it because you got in to deep hoping things would get better when you get more seniority. Real easy to say quit when you don't know how many years you we got in or how much we sacrificed to get the job in the first place! So get off this site you worthless moron. CSX SUCKS is a site for real railroaders with real problems. Not some choo choo foamer who doesn't know shit about what goes on out here!   Name: csx lover E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 15 January 2017 Mediator good guess but as usual you are wrong again.I don't work for csx never have.I have a good job but have always been interested in the railroad.Like I have said in other post you guys went to csx looking for a job they didn't come to you.So either shut up and do your damn job or quit and go look for a job somewhere else.Nobody at csx is holding a gun to your head and forcing you to go to work everyday.I don't care how long some of you have been there if you don't want the job then quit.no matter what your age companies need employees of all ages so there are other jobs out there.Either do your damn job or turn in your notice and get the hell out of there.You guys complain and whine more than 3rd graders.Grow up and act like grown men and women.   Name: mediator E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 15 January 2017 BEWARE POSTERS Your little CSX LOVER is located near Augusta Georgia which means that most likely he is a csx mole. Most likely a management reject who couldn't hack it or was fired. He is trying to disrupt the site. This only happens when topic are being discussed that the legal team doesn't like. Don't make a mistake and let him drag you into his game. Ignore him! Go away CSX LOVER before you bite off more than you can chew!   Name: csx lover E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 14 January 2017 Move the freight you pussies.Get the job done and stop your crying.The lover has spoken   Name: Ball less employees E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 14 January 2017 If you hate this company that bad then grow a set of balls and do something about it. Cry babies.... Bring them to their knees .....   Name: csx lover E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 14 January 2017 The lover is in the house.All you old heads and complainers listen up.Yall get on this damn site and talk bad about your employer csx.Nobody made yall take this job.Yall went to csx looking for a job csx didn't come to you.So shut your damn mouth and do your job or retire or quit.you bunch of dumbasses.   Name: here come the train E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 08 January 2017 Csx I love you brother   Name: bull crap E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 08 January 2017 that is bull crap.hang in there the union will get it back for you.they cant fire you for 4 minor offenses.When I get hired on some things will change and some heads will roll.   Name: csx lover E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 08 January 2017 what where the 4 minor offenses?I would fight that all the way.im sure you will get your job back through the union.good luck to you my brother   Name: csx lover E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 07 January 2017 Dont need you get off this site and go do your job.I will be glad to take it   Name: csx lover E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 07 January 2017 Come on csx speed up them trains on the Atlanta/augusta line better known as the geaorgia line.Since obamas war on coal csx has rerouted their trains to save money.The Georgia line is not being used nearly as much and the trains are only allowed to run 25 mph to cut back track maintanence and save money.Run them trains full speed again on the Georgia line csx.   Name: Explain please E-mail: Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 10-20 years Posted: 06 January 2017 What does the UP have to do with CSX sucking? Explain please ... Name: UP MANAGEMENT IS LOST E-mail: Employed as: APE, for N/A Posted: 05 January 2017 The UP is having a serious across-the-board management crisis. With all the shifting and firings of senior executives, no one knows who's suitable to run any department or region...because the hangover of Southern Pacific managers are simply destroying every concept of the "operational" improvements that's been laid for success. To put it simply, the SP managers in predominately SP territories is destroying your railroad.! And you IDIOTS were warned!!!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 06 January 2017 Now & then, advice & info regarding some subjects posted here is as good or even better than what you can find on the operating unions' websites. Wish the administrator\owner would just delete/remove stupid-ass posts like those from name "csx lover".   Name: TECH SUPPORT E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 1-10 years Posted: 04 January 2017 TO ALL ENGINEERS For those of you who are trained and qualified to use the trip optimizer program listen up very carefully. THIS IS NOT A BOGUS WARNING! We suggest you take the following information very seriously and do as posted. Your actions could determine whether you continue to be employed with CSX There have been several reports made that the trip optimizer has been causing over speeds on the train. When reports are made to the GE help desk on this subject they are finding out this is happening after additional information is being programmed into the system by the engineer after cars are placed in the train in route to their final destination. Why is this happening? This is because the engineer is putting undocumented information into the system. Most are reporting that they are unable to obtain a written work order from the supervisors and are "GUESSING" what the accurate tonnage and length is for the cars added to the train. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES ARE YOU TO PUT UNSUBSTANTIATED INFORMATION INTO THE PROGRAM. If you do and the trip optimizer handles the train incorrectly and a serious derailment occurs or there is damage to the train, you will be held accountable for everything that happens. The information you program into the trip optimizer can be and will be reviewed for further investigations. If you can not get proper information you must advise your dispatch center that you will not be using the trip optimizer. IT DOES NOT MATTER if a supervisor tells you to add cars to your train and to use it. It should not be done. If a supervisor relays information to you as to what he/she thinks might be the proper information you must still call the help service center and let them know that this information was given through radio communication and not through proper company documentation. The only exception would be if the supervisor tells you that they are viewing the information in writing in front of them and they can confirm that the information being relayed in 100% accurate. We suggest you do not do this over the phone. You will need the radio communication heard and recorded. This is a problem we can not allow to continue. The inability of the supervisors and the work order department to provide proper documentation for your trains is utterly ridiculous and something that warrants further investigation. The trip optimizer is a wonder tool if used properly. Yes, we hear constant complaints that it runs too slow, slows down to early and does not acknowledge all time table track speed in various turnouts, but for the most part it runs accurately as programmed. This is something that all engineers need to learn to deal with until a better program is developed. But mark my word, if anyone knowing and willingly puts information into the program that they can not verify and something serious happens they will be held accountable. If you have any questions or concerns on this matter you can contact the help desk and they can explain to you why you should not be doing it.   Name: csx lover E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 04 January 2017 Clark I bet I will get hired and no I'm not a vet.Go do your job and quit whining on this site.You got a railroad job with a great company and all you do is bitch and moan.Shut your crybaby mouth and go get the job done.csx is paying you a great salary.If I get hired and see you on the rails I will bring you a baby bottle you chump.   Name: Clark E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 04 January 2017 Csx Lover You're not going to get hired! If you're a Vet you have a chance but I'm willing to bet that you are not.   Name: blow that whistle E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 04 January 2017 Why are long time railroad employees called dead heads?Can someone explain this?   Name: csx lover E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 04 January 2017 A warning to all you dead heads out there on the railroad.As sooon as I get hired on I wont listen to the negative crap yall have to say about this fine company called csx.I wont listen to it.   Name: Pole E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years Posted: 04 January 2017 Just came out 01-03-17 Bonus will be paid out at 33%0f the max of 12.   Name: Mr. csx lover E-mail: Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 20-30 years Posted: 02 January 2017 Mr. csx lover, What you've just said is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever heard. At no point in your rambling, incoherent response were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought. Everyone on this site is now dumber for having a glimpse of your writing abilities.   Name: csx lover E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 02 January 2017 LC you sound like a little wus boy who cant handle the job. the railroad don't need undedicated men you like you.Do yourself a favor and quit and go get a job like Walmart or somewhere.Leave the railroad jobs to someone like me.I swear I hope I get hired so I can show you how the job is done.I will work circles around your complaining ass.If yall boys don't wont the job or cant handle it then quit.Getting on this site bad mouthing the company aint doing any good.You think csx cares what yall put on this site?hell no.I hope I get hired so I can represent csx with pride   Name: csx lover E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 01 January 2017 Yall bunch of damn crybabies if you don't like the job then quit and find you something else to do.Nobody makes you get up everyday and work for the railroad you do it because you choose to.There are other jobs out there that you can get.Hope to see my railroad brothers soon if I get hired.Come on ride that train and ride it.You bunch of pussies.   Name: Clark E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 31 December 2016 Happy New Year! Be safe out there to all who were too stupid to lay off. CSx Lover you're a dumbass if you're thinking about coming out here and you have a good job already. Every employee with less than 15 years stands a good chance of being on street. If you're not an operator you're fucked its 1 man crews before too much longer.   Name: AlreadyDead E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 29 December 2016 Run!! Do not walk--as far away from a railroad as you can get. Many railroaders would gladly trade places with you... These days, you won't work too long before being furloughed. And if you do work, being on the bottom guarantees Extra Board work, on call, all hours day and night, all weather, no idea when your call to work comes--most likely when you're dead on your arse from trying to adjust your body to get your rest...staying in away-from-home motels many times for ridiculous hours, etc. You have family? Well forget about that. You belong to The Company now. Get time off for family events/functions? IF you're lucky enough to put in ahead for very few available slots. And to top things off, a management team that many don't have a clue, but are so good at sending you "feel- good" paraphernalia that will have them "pissing down your leg and making you believe it's raining"...HaHa! Is it starting to be clear yet?   Name: csx lover E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 29 December 2016 I have a good job with benefits.Except for having to work the night shift for 3 or 4 months.I work mon -fri from 6-230.I have always wanted to work for the railroad.Can somebody give me some advice should I try to get on with a railroad and make that quaranteed 85,000 or more once I become an engineer or something higher.I make good money now but the railroad pays more.Somebody give me some sound advice.Thanks all you railroaders out there I may be joining you soon.Here come the choo choo train blow that whistle   Name: AlreadyDead E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 28 December 2016 Yea yea...guess what? When/if it happens, you get to suffer too! LOL! Join the pigs, and instead of bitching/griping/moaning about Trump, put your locomotive mouth to work at being productive...   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Engine repair, for 20-30 years Posted: 24 December 2016 don't worry "TRUMP WILL MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN..... TRUMP WILL MAKE CSX EMPLOYEES FEEL GREAT AGAIN" now that trumps gonna take office soon and its a republican congress and senate the railroads have taken everyTHING off the table for the national contract . now that's its the republicans running the show the railroad wont even sit down to talk to the utu . they want the "republicans" to get a "republican" mediator to settle the national contract. also watch for house speaker paul ryan, who wants to take your railroad retirement and put it into social security.so if that happens you wont be retiring at 60 no more it will be 62 at the earliest and instead of getting 4 grand a month you will be getting roughly 12 hundred a month SO FUCK YOU,STOP CRYING HOW CSX TREATS YOU.YOU VOTERS PUT THE REPUBLICANS IN OFFICE.JUST CALL THE WHITE HOUSE AFTER JANUARY 20TH 2017, IM SURE PRESIDENT DUCHEBAG TRUMP WILL FLY TO JACKSONVILLE TO TELL MR WARD AND MISS SANDBORNE TO BE NICER TO YOUS. MAYBE CLINTON IS A LYING CROOKED CUNT, BUT ATLEAST YOU COULD CRY AND WHINE WHILE HAVING A DECENT CONTRACT BUT NOW THATS NOT GOING TO HAPPEN.SO TO YOU AMERICAN TRUMP VOTERS, YOU ARE DUMB FUCKING REDNECKS THAT BELIVED ALL THE BULLLSHIT THAT SPEWED FROM HIS MOUTH. SO ALL YOU TRUMP VOTERS, PIGS GET WHAT PIGS DESERVE!   Name: Suck it E-mail: Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 10-20 years Posted: 22 December 2016 Don't complain about Robert Frulla cause if you do then the piece of garbage will get promoted again. He just about got his stupid self killed on the Huntington division when he enter DTC territory without any permission from the dispatcher. Almost hit a train head on while hi-railing, and he also hit a coal truck on a crossing. It was covered up nicely. I don't know if you guys really pay attention or not, but when officials screw up then they get promoted, but when we screw up then we get put on the street. But, if your Godfather is John Snow then you'll just get promoted like Frulla..   Name: Pissed off E-mail: Employed as: CSX Customer, for N/A Posted: 20 December 2016 Keep poking the bee hive CSX. Your service sucks. Treat your employees better.   Name: Slave E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 19 December 2016 CSX employees are the lowest paid employees of all class 1 railroads. A basic day should be around 350 on a basic day due to all the horse crap that we deal with. Our work load has doubled in the past couple of years do they the increasing the size of the trains and them running short handed by cutting the boards to the bare minimum. Our union has sold us out. Your paying dues to get your eyeballs screwed out. You better wise up folks. You only live once. CSX wants your soul......   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years Posted: 08 December 2016 Are the blue collar\working class trump fans paying any attention to the us president-elect's cabinet choices? Look out...........   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 13 November 2016 I find this so interesting, a Locomotive Engineer with a few years, or trips in the right seat has a problem with days off? The days off are by JOB/ assignment, and not by Person. Get your agreement right, and have a nice life. Good lord help those that can not, or will not help themselves. Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years Posted: 15 October 2016 Engineers I was just wondering if the SSA agreement is enforced on all divisions in the same manner in regards to freight/long pool jobs. We have pools that you bid your off days to be either on the first week of the pay period or the second. So basically all you get is 2 scheduled off days in a 2 week pay period. Some of us have been getting bumped around from pool to pool because we finally go enough whiskers to stay off the XB. Problem is when the bids change each week we keep getting different off days and they are days that have already gone by or wont be available under the next week. I haven't had a scheduled day off in 4 weeks now! This is such bullshiz! I said something to the RF about marking off sick for 3 days so I could get some stuff done and actually spend some time with the family. He says use your vacation or personal days so I don't get points against me with this insane availability policy. I got to burn days on the books just to get some scheduled days off. What kind of horse shit is this! Do all the pools have this kind of set up? Whos idea was this to set up this crap so we only get 2 days off in 2 weeks! Man, this crap has to stop!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 13 November 2016 Friday, 11 November, Wall St. Journal, page B6. federal regulators rejected effort by rr industry to delay proposed expansion of mandatory drug and alcohol testing, saying crisis of drug abuse requires immediate action. FRA Rule issued in June puts track workers under testing rules, says positive drug tests have risen sharply over the past year. RR industry says delay the rules, as, like PTC, the management can't comply in time and need special breaks.Just FYI.   Name: yep E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 01 November 2016 The direct number for the CSX manager on the Northern Region in case you can't get in touch with a crew caller is 904-332-3785. This is the number for train masters and local chairman but most of the managers are more than happy to help out.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year Posted: 27 October 2016 BEWARE IN BUFFALO, COMING DOWN HARD ON T&E DUE TO RASH OF HUMAN FACTOR DERAILMENTS.   Name: ... E-mail: Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for Less than 1 year Posted: 24 October 2016 R J. S. T. U Z. T. S. T I. L. L. P. I. G. S. G. E. T W. H. A. T P. I. G. S. D. E. S. E. R. V. E   Name: stressed out! E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years Posted: 15 October 2016 Engineers I was just wondering if the SSA agreement is enforced on all divisions in the same manner in regards to freight/long pool jobs. We have pools that you bid your off days to be either on the first week of the pay period or the second. So basically all you get is 2 scheduled off days in a 2 week pay period. Some of us have been getting bumped around from pool to pool because we finally go enough whiskers to stay off the XB. Problem is when the bids change each week we keep getting different off days and they are days that have already gone by or wont be available under the next week. I haven't had a scheduled day off in 4 weeks now! This is such bullshiz! I said something to the RF about marking off sick for 3 days so I could get some stuff done and actually spend some time with the family. He says use your vacation or personal days so I don't get points against me with this insane availability policy. I got to burn days on the books just to get some scheduled days off. What kind of horse shit is this! Do all the pools have this kind of set up? Whos idea was this to set up this crap so we only get 2 days off in 2 weeks! Man, this crap has to stop!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year Posted: 11 October 2016 CSX is a lying cheating company run by a Isi calleD iron first no they care about safety it's about knowing they have to the power to fire you fuck CSX   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 30+ years Posted: 07 October 2016 Alright, OK. What the hell is and/or who the hell is, Chad Wilbourn?   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 07 October 2016 Chad Wilbourn, AVP from union pacific, graduated from Madison University which is a diploma mill and no longer exists.   Name: Blowovercsx E-mail: Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year Posted: 06 October 2016 Let's go hurricane, let's go......let's go hurricane, let's go..... let's go Matthew let's go,...... come on people let's us all stand up and root for hurricane Mathew to hit CSX HQ   Name: Hatecsx E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 30+ years Posted: 05 October 2016 Let's hope hurricane Matthew makes a direct hit on 500 water water Street Jacksonville florida.   Name: Crazy train E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 03 October 2016 MR MANAGER You're a special kind of stupid... Your momma should have swallowed you like she has with the rest of the men.... CSX SUCKS Name: Mr Manager E-mail: Pasnthru00@gmail.com Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years Posted: 03 October 2016 I must say that CSX has been good to me, not one single check they have written has bounced and 2 kids through school and college. About to purchase my 3rd home, and have purchased 6 new vehicles over the years. So, nothing or a company is perfect but im not either. I love me some CSX. So if your disgruntled because you were reprimanded amd possibly lost your job because your that great model of employee that every company would love to hire then keep your chin up, if your as good as you say you are then companies will be beating your door down to hire you shortly. If your furloughed and lost your job, my hats off to you and wish i could help.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Brakeman, for 20-30 years Posted: 03 October 2016 watch out all you fmla abusers. bnsf has been firing people for " not having enough minimum monthly hours" (not sure of the official name for it).soon as csx sees how it goes on bnsf, sure as shit csx will make it a new rule. also soon new York state law will force employers to pay people who are off fmla. how long do you think csx is gonna pay the same guy who marks off 4 time a month for his fmla.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 29 September 2016 CSX SUCKS is right it does suck I hope the get get rid of all there work and small guys it will bite um in the ass some day they try to bully everyone not Gona work forever give up there yards and hump yards and everyone will move outa there way lmao othrpeople have needs they don't build all the rail tax payers do too give um a grant to build inertermobile for 300 jobs that pay shit non union wages and shit health care then cut jobs in half what a scam they suck   Name: REWARD E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 29 September 2016 A REWARD OF 100,000.00 IS BEING OFFERED FOR INFORMATION LEADING TO THE ARREST AND CONVICTION OF ANY RAILROAD OR UNION OFFICER, WHO KNOWINGLY PARTICIPATED IN THE TRANSPORTING OF DRUGS [BY RAIL] FROM MEXICO. AND ASSISTED IN FACILITATING THE DELIVERY UPON INTERMEDIARY AND FINAL TERMINAL DELIVERIES. REFERENCE Article dated September 12, 2016 #CSX-Sucks.com #Special Agent(s)retired. Wikileaks Contact Information: http://wlchatc3pjwpli5r.onion   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years Posted: 27 September 2016 I have read on here 2 customers are leaving CSX because of crew shortages and i bet CSX does not even care. They don't care about customers or employees, so can someone tell me what they do care about?   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 26 September 2016 Csx is worse than Wells Fargo when it tells its lower management to find ways to fire people for any reason to keep up with the accidents they train these guys whisle blower protection is not there in the stock run company's csx will find away just like Wells Fargo to blame the little man for reporting shit to ethics line of fFRA it's the truth iWork here and deal with every day FRA prob in there back pocket   Name: E-mail: Employed as: CSX Customer, for N/A Posted: 26 September 2016 To the person that said CSX is run by clowns..you are right. My industry was not serviced for 2 days last week and was not serviced over the weekend. Now when I talk to the terminal manager he told me there was a problem with a locomotive and they had no backup locomotives. Now when the crew shows up this morning they tell me it was not true that the real reason was crew shortages. So because CSX is refusing to recall people my business should suffer? Productivity fell sharply last week because of CSX not by my people and we bear the responsibility. No longer..I will be on the phone today with NORFOLK SOUTHERN..Lets see if they can get the job done.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 25 September 2016 Now the ones that moved their families , qualified for free for months , are FURLOUGHED. Never been a fan of working for free. #Donaldwillchangethings ,,,,,,,,,,,, #moreofthesamewithHillary--Crooked#governmentworkersshouldntgetrichofftaxpayers   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 25 September 2016 I no longer complain about FMLA. The truth is that after CSX forced people to relocate many had to get FMLA so they could just have the opportunity to go home. In my view its wrong that everyone is governed under the same attendance policy..some boards have 2 off days, some have 1, others have no off days. So the boards with 1 or no off days are the ones that CAPS hurt the most. Thats unfair that the only way a persob can get off is to mark off sick. You can forget marking off personal business with the boards cut way too low. CSX knows its a problem but they dont care. So now people get FMLA so they can mark off as needed..CSX has created this monster..I bet if Sanborn needs a day off she doesn't have any points taken..Sanborn has killed CSX..employee morale was already low before she set on the throne. Anyway every employee should have FMLA..this place is the reason my stress is high as well as my blood pressure..time to apply   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 24 September 2016 I guess Mr. FMLA is fortunate enough that his terminal was not closed and is not working 200+ miles from his home. CSX has forced people to get FMLA because they are an abusive employer...this company is horrible to work for..they don't have to be but they choose to be. I will say Mr. FMLA if you did not have FMLA abd you got forced to relocate to work you would be acquiring it for sure. Not everyone has the ability to sell their house or relocate their famlies. So quit bitching Mr. FMLA..you have no right to bitch   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 24 September 2016 I joined the railroad to make money and here I am sitting at home wanting to work and cannot because there are no conductors available. I am on the KD Subdivision and right now there are 3 trains ordered including Q042, and nobody to put on it until 10 tonight. Pusher job open unable to fill it, yard job that was unable to be filled, and people furloughed,..what a joke..happens every week but they do not care..local management does not care nor does Cindy and her crew at Jacksonville..CSX should no longer include transportation in its name..we are nothing more than a joke as a company..pitiful leadership and management..keep the good work up CSX inverstors..keep these clowns running us into the ground..   Name: Defiant E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years Posted: 23 September 2016 This is it. This weekend Chicago Division - Barr Yard strikes. Will continue through the weekend. The following week will have heavy amounts of mark offs; ie sick, missed calls Enjoy the shit show.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years Posted: 23 September 2016 To those of you complaining about those employees that have FLMA might as well get over it. CSX has forced people to go out and get it..and I no longer blame employees for doing so. With all these terminal and yard closures there are many employees now forced to work hundreds of miles away from their homes..what do you expect those people to do? CSX has disrupted many peoples lives this past year without regard or concern for their employees and their families..so do you really expect employees to care if they disrupt service on the railroad? The employee morale is horrible and many employees are bitter toward this outfit and rightfully so. CSX is not interested in moving freight. We have trains sitting on our subdivision every week because they are stubborn and refuse to call people back. No wonder they are tanking..how can they attempt to recruit new business when they cannot even service the business they have. One would think that this company would want better numbers but with this regime its not going to happen. When the company works against its employees the employees work against the company..maybe one day they will be smart enough to figure that out   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 22 September 2016 Been reading Wells Fargo headlines , sounds like csx intiimdation and harassment of employees to get bonuses and firing employees for minor offenses for personal gain or reporting issues protection is not there for us   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 16 September 2016 Hi: I'm sure a lot of drugs get through by rail, and the huge profits that Americans are willing to give to Mexican drug lords really ruins their society, but the erratic and unpredictable pattern of RR operations means that no one really knows when / where the drugs arrive, which really upsets drug bosses who expect results.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 09 September 2016 Tickled this guy is not driving. Name: Jim E. Young E-mail: Employed as: M of W, for N/A Posted: 08 September 2016 KCS SP CSX UP NS TE&Y Employees: You could be liable if you are operating a train that originates from Mexico, stashed with drugs! The Rail Carrier's most profitable trains are the drug laden-ed trains that originates from Mexico. The trains are so profitable that a dying RR CEO negotiated his silence for a 120,000,000.00, retirement package. All to be paid over his natural retirement age as per the Corporate Bylaws. How many RR CEO'S gets an annual twenty-five million dollar retirement package upon death?   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 09 September 2016 Not a problem, makes it real easy. OTHER?KNUCKLEHEAD Why does it bother you so much that someone post in several forums? Maybe I can shed some light on the similarities in the topics! A supervisors gets unprofessional in your face and orders you by intimidating you and harassing you to go out and drag in a 3rd train on a J job without another ticket knowing damn well its a violation of the union agreement and you know that they are going to deny your valid claim because the ASSHOLES have already done it a zillion times! Then the employee is pissed and while he is out he isn't thinking straight and makes an unsafe move that might get him and his partner in trouble. Then after being screwed over all night he says the hell with this hell hole and marks off sick the next day. This puts his butt on the table now for having an availability problem. So, its pretty clear to see how courtesy, professionalism, harassment , discrimination, denied claims, availability and safety are all the same damn thing on this site. Its what csx does to its employees EVERY STINKIN DAY! Post as much as you want guys. The point of this site is to post the crap that's going on and get it out! Get over it OTHER!   Name: Engineer E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 06 September 2016 This company doesn't care about safety. It's all for profit now. Their working us to death with equipment going down hill fast... The company made cuts in the wrong departments. T & E employees truly hate this company for their mismanaging their life.. Hopefully when the grim reaper decides to take all CSX MANAGEMENT, then they well go straight to HELL where they belong....   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 06 September 2016 Guess most of you know what a Knuckle IS? Do you ever wonder what a Knucklehead IS? Those that keep posting the same shit on every TOPIC! Just remember there is no Honor in checking every friggin box, and that is on you.   Name: EX FRA E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years Posted: 06 September 2016 ALINE COND The rule used to be that you could secure your train by putting on the hand brakes BUT the engineer could not release any brakes to test them for the new 1 minute brake test. Trains crews were never required to do a one minute brake test in the past. Applying the proper amount of brakes for the number of cars was designated and did just fine. Securing the train in order to leave it behind is considered an action that is necessary for the safety of the crew and the public and can be done. The one minute test is a csx operating rule and is not required by the FRA. Therefore if you do the one minute brake test you are performing work for the railroad which is a violation of the hours of service. Therefore that puts the crew in a catch 22. Per csx operating rules you are to notify the dispatcher when you are down to 3 hours. It is up to you to follow that rule. Then is the time that you should remind them that you need to stop somewhere that you will have the time to follow the rules for testing your brakes if you plan on leaving the train. DO NOT EVEN try to make a point that the dispatcher should know where you are and how much time you have left to run. Unless you are a new employee then you should know they lose tract of where trains are and can not keep up with every single trains running time. Yes, they should but they don't. If you have any questions concerning violations of the FRA rules for operations then you can contact the FRA representative for your area. Your hours of service or operating rules agents should be able to answer your questions. If you are in the Indianapolis area you can call the Indy office at 317-226-0390 and find out who is over your area.   Name: Albany Divn T&E Guy E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years Posted: 05 September 2016 The FMLA Issue: Lets put this in the proper perspective. FMLA was Enacted under the Clinton Administration. Many years before the CSX takeover of Conrail. It was enacted SPECIFICALLY to deal with ABUSIVE EMPLOYERS. Think about that folks...... FMLA was enacted to deal with ABUSIVE EMPLOYERS!!!! FMLA was enacted to deal with ABUSIVE EMPLOYERS!!!! FMLA was enacted to deal with ABUSIVE EMPLOYERS!!!! FMLA was enacted to deal with ABUSIVE EMPLOYERS!!!! Okay now! Now that I've made that point lets talk about the -- present situation vs. the previous situation.-- Conrail was in business many years after FMLA was enacted and had VERY FEW EMPLOYEES on FMLA. CSX Enacted VERY HARSH Attendance policies CSX Enacted VERY HARSH Discipline policies Now we have everyone on FMLA!!!! And these IDIOTS running CSX say we have an FMLA problem !?!? OK I'm going to yell here. But not at my fellow union brothers. I'm going to yell at you Company suits on here. I'm going to yell at you guys because your purposely dense. So I'm going to yell so that maybe the light will come on in your thick heads, and maybe....you guys will get a clue!!!!! CSX IS AN ABUSIVE EMPLOYER!!!!! THAT'S WHY YOU HAVE SO MANY PEOPLE ON FMLA!!!!! You IGNORANT MORONS!!!!! It has always amazed me throughout my 35+ years on the RR. How incredible the work ethic was in the RR Industry. The greater majority of my fellow railroaders would work 70 to 80 hours plus every week (albeit the greed for money was the overwhelming motive) But nonetheless they did it. And this was for decades, during which they were never threatened or harassed to do so. So now we have Management regimes that are so greedy and arrogant they won't even discuss the issues with the unions, Yes that is correct Mr. Corp. The Unions NEVER AGREED to these Absentee/Discipline policies. They were shoved down our throats. Bottom line is this THEY DON'T WORK!!! The present generation of RR workers have NO loyalty to their employers. They don't merely dislike their taskmasters THEY HATE their employers with a PASSION! This is not to be confused with not liking their jobs. They love their jobs. why else would they put up with these working conditions so long? They HATE THE PEOPLE who run these RR's I see it everyday when I work. A decision comes along between whats best for the RR vs. Employee benefit. Employee wins every time and when there is no benefit THEY STILL choose the option where the company loses. I've seen employees take the path that's harder to do if it will cause the company harm, time after time. The Hatred is that bad! From a business point of view it is REALLY BAD POLICY to alienate your workforce to a point that your employees are working against you. Unfortunately the folks in Jacksonvile DON'T CARE!! Unfortunately the folks in Albany DON'T CARE!! Unfortunately the folks in your local Terminal Offices DON'T CARE!! Apparently here at CSX we don't make money by transporting customers products. Apparently we make money by Threatening Employees! Apparently we make money by Firing Employees! Apparently we like to create problems for ourselves that cause motivated workers to lose motivation and instead focus all their efforts at spending time with their loved ones, and friends, Instead of fanatically trying to spend time at work every waking minute of the day making money !!! .......... As my generation did!   Name: AP Engineer Retired E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years Posted: 03 September 2016 A Birmingham Engineer told me, “FMLA” was the “Football Mania Layoff Agreement.” What did Jacksonville think it was? I mean, you can’t miss a University of Alabama football game just to move freight. Right?   Name: be happy in your work E-mail: C@ hotmail.com Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years Posted: 01 September 2016 where is Todd novak working he was a Collinwood flunkie   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years Posted: 31 August 2016 In response to the letter sent out by Cindy Sanborn in regards to FMLA, what a joke that CSX is blaming poor performance on FMLA. True that there are those who misuses it but this CAPS system makes for everyone to go out and acquire it..thats on you Ms. Sanborn. Also I love that Ms. Sanborn is so concerned that i might possibly be working too much. Well this is true I am working too much but that is not because of FMLA it is because the boards are trimmed down to thinly to meet the demands of the number of trains. Basically CSX is padding the numbers trying to keep investors happy but now service is at an all time low. I love how CSX blames their poor performance on T/E crews instead of stepping up to the plate and admitting that their poor management practices are to blame..but this is CSX   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 25 August 2016 This info\instruction out there in csx dispatcher messages, system and/or divisional bulletins, or elsewhere??   Name: Safety First E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years Posted: 25 August 2016 ALL CREWS If you are receiving correspondences from anyone in labor relations, payroll or any other department that your pay is not being issued as submitted because information obtained from the GPS shows otherwise you need to email Tim_ healey@csx.com. Mr. Healey is the Director of Locomotive Engineering and oversees the installation of the GPS on all locomotives. If there is a problem with the use of the GPS then he should be notified immediately. This is an issue that should not be taken lightly. Obtaining proper information from the GPS is a MUST and any problems that are occurring must be addressed and resolved immediately! Movement of all trains on the system must be documented accurately. There is no room for error on this matter. The safe way is the right way. Report any problems immediately. Your participation will be greatly appreciated.   Name: CSX Eng E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 11 August 2016 Is anyone currently in arbitration or know about how long it takes? We have a Birmingham Engineer who went into the worng yard track. He’s been off over 18 months. I understand it take two or three years.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 1-10 years Posted: 11 August 2016 Is anyone currently in arbitration or know about how long it takes?   Name: UP Conductor E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years Posted: 30 July 2016 I thought I had better pass this event on the everyone here, but mainly skewed for CSX management, lawyers and bean-counters. I do hope this goes to the top in CSX management circles. Apparently, a few weeks ago, a Union Pacific Los Angeles Division Engineer, Bill Teele was working the Long Pool, LA-Yuma. He was called on duty at Yuma for his return trip home on the UP’s hot Z-Train. This is basically the old Southern Pacific’s “Blue Streak Merchandise” or “BSMFF.” Now understand, this is the flag-ship of the UPRR. After the train pulls into Yuma, if you’re not moving within 5 minutes, the dispatcher is on the radio calling the engineer. This “Z” is max freight train speed, 70mph on the Yuma Subdivision. Anyway, upon arriving at Beaumont, California, 2:30am, about 100 miles short of Los Angeles, Eng. Teele stops his Z-Train, clearing all road crossings, calls the UP Dispatcher and informs him that he is leaving the train with the conductor and basically retiring on the spot. No pun intended there. I guess he felt, he had been harassed too much over his railroad years. This was his pay-back to the Union Pacific. I don’t think this could happen on the CSX. Because, are there any CSX trains that move over 50mph with more than 2 units on the line? They would just let it sit and call a dog catch/patch crew, probably the next day. It is said, this stunt, by Eng. Teele, cost the UP 200,000. That’s a little hard to believe, but maybe. Now, if I was a top CSX official, I wouldn’t worry too much about this happening on your railroad. You need to worry more about some operating (or other) employee going “Postal.” Do I need to translate to you CSX lawyers what “Going Postal” means? I can assure you, CSX Management, you treat your people much worse than Union Pacific ever has.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 28 July 2016 as I recall, several years ago Matt Long mentioned that CSX were on the 3rd major replacement of the AC system. At the time he was assigned responsibility for working with contractors on repairs. There are many failures in Building 5, design flaws, safety issues, etc. I wonder if the similar building 5's throughout the system have the same issues? I always thought the heat / ac failures were a result of undersized units, poor air control, and a desire to regulate temperature in the management section and just let the crew areas go to hell. BTW anyone know what Matt Long is doing now?   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 25 July 2016 A company that abuses any system the FRA or unions put in writing intimidation and harassment is all there about put fear in hard working men it going to hit um in the ass some day I work here and to be honest they don't even pay you for a day's work they Denie you its has be illegal to not pay a man his day work this is why unions got started they think we're Chinese workers like the 1800 read your history FRA it's back to then they play the system to drag it on so us employees should be made like animals bury you when there done 1800 I'm tellna ya read the history   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Brakeman, for 20-30 years Posted: 24 July 2016 with record heat, high humidity and dew points in the 70s on csx northern region, csx terminal managers and train masters thinks its ok to keep crews working 4 to 5 plus straight hours outside without a break. even thought this quarters safety video is about working in the heat outside safely. all trainmasters who do this ought to be ashamed of themselves who put productivity and car counts over employee safety and wellbeing. unfortunately this practice will continue until some one has to got to the hospital with heat exhaustion or die from heat stroke and I hope then someone sues the shit ought of this shit hole company. I don't know how you southern boys do it working in this oppressive heat, but I got a lot more respect for yous now.   Name: Mediator E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years Posted: 20 July 2016 CREWS Time to figure out what is bothering the company man sooooo much. Lets see now.... I believe it all started around July 9th when our so called MR. Pines showed up to distract everyone. He began by making pokes at someone posting on the safety site with unrelated safety topics. At that time the subjects at hand were as follows: 1: Labor relations denial of claims due to totally screwed up information gathered from the company GPS 2: Serious conduct unbecoming of company officials and the cover up of a banner test going seriously wrong. 3: Blackmail of arbitrators 4: Links being posted to retrieve PLB awards 5: Intimidation and harassment in the work place. We are pretty sure he was the one who posted the comment: I hate this site. I love csx. He did manage to draw L&N into his little web if deceit. For some reason he always does. Starting to look like they might be working together. How could someone fall for his stupidity so many times???? The real Mr. Pines is out of commission! We all hope to god this character is not an offspring from Mr. Pines. God knows we don't need a repeat of the years of ranting and raving from the other mentally lost soul! Mr. Pines imposter. We all are quite aware of the horrific train wreck that occurred in Texas. There is no need for a heated discussion on this website about it. You are obviously not a true railroader!!!!! If you were, you would understand the pain and grief that all railroaders feel for another who has lost their life. We ALL FEEL THE PAIN AND SUFFERING THE FAMILIES ARE GOING THROUGH. You of course could not even begin to feel what we do. It hits all of un in our guts when we begin to imagine what they were going through in the last minutes of their life. We have all had that one moment when we thought that our train may not get stopped or slowed down at a red signal or for a slow order. We have all felt that moment when we are approaching a stop for a work authority and we cant get ahold of the forman in charge. Its something in the pit of our stomachs you could never understand. NO ONE GOES OUT THEIR TO GET KILLED! Unfortunately no one will ever know the truth the whole truth and nothing but the truth because the witnesses aren't here to tell their side. GOD REST THEIR SOULS! Show some respect or move on to another foamer site.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 19 July 2016 PTC - IS/WAS NOT developed by the US Congress. Implementation \ programs, etc., is/was. The RR industry thought of PTC 1st. In the mid 1990s. Technological advances have helped cut many jobs so............ No doubt with the idea of a way to try to trim train crew size.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 19 July 2016 PTC PTC PTC: To be fair to CSX and the RR industry, PTC was a program developed by Congress and especially a few Democrats, passed in haste, poorly thought out.The RR industry is technically challenged and has extreme difficulty making even minor improvements. Any managers will be picked based on political connections. If Elon Musk worked here he would not be promoted, just pulled out of service until he got the hint and quit. Part of the reason we have smart Indians working here in the US is that they get promotions in India based on family connections, NOT smarts....just like the RR. Didn't work there, doesn't work here.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 16 July 2016 John Bradley is the vp Southern Region, and now it turns out David Dech is his helper. Dech was previously his helper in Avon Yard, then his helper on the Great Lakes Division, then was offered the Chicago Division helpers job, turned it down to stay on Great Lakes, then got booted out of the Great Lakes Division, went to Huntington, now is booted out of there and has returned to.....Bradley's little helper. Hey, it's good money and clearly doesn't require high level performance.   Name: new engineer E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years Posted: 16 July 2016 ENGINEERS!!!!!! OK old heads. You got to help me out here. I haven't been doing this long so Im getting info that covers most of the new engines that are coming out. I got an old gp40-2 the other day that was a mother and slug and paired up with a single motor. The single motor broke down and left me with this 1981 model. It had the old amp gauges with the short time rating. We were already over tonnage for it and they made us pick up another 6,000 tons that put us over 11,000. Totally insane crap. The rule book for train handling explains short time rating which was no problem to figure out. The rule on avoiding speeds lower than continuous minimum speed for the motor was the problem. There was no charts given out for these old motors. There was nothing on the engine anywhere that stated what the speed would be so I called the CSX mechanical desk. WTF!!!!! They said they never heard of such a thing. So I asked to talk to an old head mechanic. They put me on hold and came back and said no one in the shop had ever heard of minimum continuous speed before. Its right in the dang rule book under rule 5404. So I stopped the train and googled my motor for the info and found it on a railroad buff site. Turned out to be 11 mph. Ran that dang motor in 8 throttle at 6mph for awhile cause its all it would do. I tried throttling back to 7 off and on to stay out of 8 to give it a break. The rules say to avoid continuous operations at speeds below minimum cont. speed for the motor. The rule doesn't say what throttle to avoid it. Im guessing they mean 8. It doesn't say how long you can do it before you might burn up the traction motors either! Why in the hell didn't the mechanical desk know what the hell I was talking about when its right in the rule book in black and white. You can find shit about it all over the internet. This is a frickin joke. Can someone with some old time experience tell me how to handle these motors in this situation when it happens again because Im sure it will. With these extreme trains they are building in length and weight, its going to happen again and I don't want to be charged for burning up traction motors!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 11 July 2016 Really, we have mentioned it before. Do what it takes to get your associate or bachelor's degrees (or higher) with the RR or military paying as much as possible. The RR pushes some dubious obscure on line colleges for some reason, although I know several connected folks in JAX have gotten credits from them...possibly the easiest way to get a degree. Use an Indiana RR address and go to Western Governors University on line in Business or IT is probably the best overall way to go. Anyway, if you get laid off, fired, forced out, etc. at least you have a life boat. Even mediocre jobs that 10 years ago didn't need a HS diploma strongly desire an associate or bachelors in ANYTHING to be considered. On line and tuition assistance really helps, just like a spare tire, gas can, fire extinguisher, or a rainy day fund at the credit union. Quitting and borrowing$$ to live on campus really makes no sense financially, but on line, while working, with tuition assistance, is a real bargain. Even if you just get an extra year credit and THEN you get fired / furloughed that still means one year less on the street starving while finishing your degree for your city weed inspectors job. If you go to court NMB etc. it MIGHT make you look better / smarter / more credible.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years Posted: 09 July 2016 Furloughed out of manchester,ga again........for the 3rd fucking time. Piss on this shit. Im out.   Name: Do Think E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 07 July 2016 APE. 10-20 I agree that Kyle is probably a challenged train master, trying to distract as many people as possible when relevant topics appear on this site. Thanks for providing intelligent responses to his illogical and ideological statements   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 05 July 2016 Kyle: it's generally conceded that FDR inspired people in the depression, and the enormous surge in production AND PROFITS came from taking ALL the money of many foreign countries, including Holland and UK, helping all Americans. Letting FDR run so many times is almost universally viewed as a disaster, and resulted in a constitutional amendment that prohibited that. The credit crunch from the "bank holiday" hammered a struggling economy, The heavy influence the Soviet Union had in the administration is still scary, and talking foolish and inaccurate slogans from the depression is completely irrelevant to 2016.   Name: oreo E-mail: petroqwest@yahoo com Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 05 July 2016 crew hauler they do not eng rice 12 hour rule 1t to 18 hours I cane from trucking 10 hour break ha ha   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 01 July 2016 KYLE: If you are talking about FDR's New Deal in today's world, you must have an elderly relative. Especially as economists usually feel that FDR's quasi soviet plans extended the depression, and the massive armament orders we got from Europe, combined with the large skilled labor pool available and ready to move, actually relieved the US depression.   Name: PISSED ON BY CSX E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 29 June 2016 CREW MANAGER!!! YES! YOU! CREW MANAGER! What the hell have you been doing since 1830 pm tonight???? I just called your crew callers for over 2 stinking hours trying to get through. I drove 18 miles in my car home and let the phone ring. I tried to recall several times hoping it might go to a different desk and it never did. I let the phone ring 175 times on the last call. I have proof of all of this. It is real easy to time how many seconds it is between rings. Im going to have my phone records printed out to show how many hours I tried to get through and how long I was on the phone each time I called. I can prove how many rings were on my phone with each call. What the hell is wrong with you that you cant see whats going on!!! I heard a rumor yesterday that one of your crew callers told a guy that it they don't want to answer the phone they transfer the call to another desk where no one is sitting at the time. You better pray to god that we cant prove this because not only is that crew caller going to be walked out the front door but you can just take your butt with them. 175 rings.....175 rings...... 18 miles of driving in a car and listening to the phone ring and no one answer. Whats wrong with your people down there. If their medication off? Are you giving them tainted water to drink? YOU HAVE NO EXCUSES FOR NOT PAYING MORE ATTENTION TO YOUR CREWCALLERS. IT DOESNT TAKE 2 HOURS TO PICK UP A PHONE. OH, I FORGOT, YOUR PEOPLE NEVER PICKED IT UP! I don't believe for one minute that Michael Ward knows what the hell is going on down there but he is going too! GET YOUR SHIT TOGETHER! You should be ashamed of yourself!   Name: redeye51 E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years Posted: 26 June 2016 Hello my true Americans. Been working for CSX for +10yrs and soon I will be slapping down my resignation on the table. I am a veteran who came to CSX with the promise of a better future. Well, those corporate greedy bastards are just sending true America down the drain. I am looking to write a tell all book about personal experience here at CSX. Get your stories together cause I will be back and share the wealth. Let us together get the story out about this place. Those investors got money and TMZ would love a good story. FTW...let the chit roll. And stay tuned...   Name: AGAIN!!!! E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 25 June 2016 INDY CHIEF DOES IT AGAIN!!!!! Once again another chief has threatened to pull a crew out of service if they didn't drag in another train that they made it very clear they were not qualified in the area that the train was outlawed. Train should not be moved by engineer if he isn't qualified on the characteristic nor should the conductor run on the engineers qualifications as management claims they can FRA 240.231 Requirement for locomotive engineers unfamiliar with physical characteristics......READ READ READ!!!!!!! NOTE* Pilots are not required if the movement is on a section of track with an average grade of less than 1% over 3 continuous miles AND the track is other than a main track or the maximum distance the locomotive or train will travel does not exceed one mile or The maximum authorized speed for ANY OPERATION on the track does not exceed 20 mph or Operations are conducted under operating rules that require every locomotive and train to proceed at a speed that permits stopping within one half the range of vision of the locomotive engineer The new so called TERMINAL LIMITS stretch way beyond one mile and are also on the main line as well. Signals are not given to operate the trains at restricted speed and authorized speed is above 20. If you are threatened by the chief and DTO to drag in a train that you have informed them that you are not familiar with the characteristics or your qualification time has expired the first thing you need to do is put them on notice that they need to throw up restricting signals. If they wont then you move at restricted speed the entire distance. Immediately report the incident to the FRA operating officer and make a report to the ethics committee for threats made towards your employment and being forced to work under intimidating circumstances made by upper management! Get it together crews. Your union isn't going to do anything to protect you. Its obvious isn't it when a chief pulls this stunt again. You have to take their balls in your court and squeeze the life out of them. If you cant grow a pair then you better go buy some!   Name: Retired Now E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 23 June 2016 To all of you who think older employees need to/should retire from railroading: Sometimes it's just not affordable \ feasible. 1st: Have to maintain a current connection, ie: cannot quit with 30 yrs. service time & go to work for a non RR employer, contribute to FICA & expect to draw RR retirement upon reaching retirement age. Connection broken & railroad retirement would be lost. Check\read up on how it works. 30 YRS. service means 360 MONTHS. Lots of RRers lost credit months for a number of reasons over the course of their career - may not be eligible (yet), even if old enough. Big drop in monthly income. If married, spouse may not yet be old enough. Insurance is costly. Retiree Health Insurance: even if opting for the RR retiree plans, the monthly premiums are over double what active RR workers contribute - that's with no dental or vision help AND a much lower lifetime $$max. Is just supposed to carry you (& spouse) over until eligible for medicare & then there are costs for that & any chosen supplemental ins. which is a must have. Consider everything before being too hard on older co-workers.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 22 June 2016 Is there any L&N western lines engineers on here trying to go to SCL eastern lines? What have you been told by Gary Best or Matt Thornton about this?? How does all these zones they talkin about work. Thought we had a Single System Agreement.   Name: LC E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years Posted: 13 June 2016 ALL CREWS It has been brought to the attention of the unions that the DTO's are seriously crossing the lines on their authority over the rules and regulations of the company as well as the FRA. A crew was ordered to recrew a train in an area they were never qualified and had absolutely no clue about the territory. The crew clearly stated that they were not qualified. Since the train was in the newly extended terminal limits the DTO decided they should be able to recrew this train and if they chose not too they would be pulled out of service and placed in qualifying status. This was nothing more than intimidation and harassment of the crew. It also shows that this DTO does not care about safely moving trains or the safety of the crew. The crew should have stood their ground and let the DTO pull them out of service for training. The DTO and dispatchers are not ignorant on how the railroad works. Many have been on the ground and in the craft for years before moving up to the dispatch center. We all know that standing up to management when they are intimidating and threatening is a hard thing to do. Being afraid of becoming a target is usually the reason crews back down and don't stand up for what is right. This kind of intimidation from the DTO or the dispatcher IS NOT ACCEPTABLE EVER! These kind of actions need to be reported immediately to your LC and if you cant reach them then call your general chairman. Then notify the FRA director of operating rules. If the company wants to make everyone qualified to protect terminal limits then a training program needs to be put in place and all employees starting from the most junior to senior need to be qualified. There are senior employees who have been out in the field for over 20 years who never travel in both directions and never will due to their ability to hold the positions they desire the most. The company CAN NOT pick and choose who thee feel needs to be qualified in the terminal nor can they force a crew to run a train without a pilot trip first. This is exactly what happened in the AVON terminal. DO NOT BUCKLE UNDER. You must stand your ground on this issue. If you encounter this situation you need to notify the FRA immediately. You can call Robert Crawford at 817-235-5397. If you are unable to reach him then can call the FRA Indianapolis office at 317-226-0390 and they will page him or take a message for him. This is serious business and should not be taken lightly. The safe movement of trains as well as the safety of the crews is the most important issue on the railroad. Intimidation of any crew is unacceptable behavior and an ethic's violation.   Name: Management E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for 1-10 years Posted: 12 June 2016 To get the stock price back in the 30 dollar range we all have decided to suck off all investors who buy stock in our shity rundown company. As soon as you have secured a position in the company come by our Jacksonville office for your prize. We even swallow. Thanks, Yesterday's meal is tomorrow's cum dumpster   Name: Retired UP Conductor E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years Posted: 12 June 2016 Rumors swirling about the UP firing it's top corporate executive lawyer (Gayle Thal) and named her replacement last week. They can’t fire a woman. Are they that crazy? She’s a protected class in this country.   Name: Curious E-mail: Employed as: Car repair, for 1-10 years Posted: 10 June 2016 Fra Just wondering how come u are hammering car inspectors but you turn your heads on train crews? Supposed to inspect cars for defects when doing class 1 sir test which requires at least 1 minute per car. Watched crew pick up 89 cars in 20 minutes. Had tm watching them. Rushing them out. That's bullshit!!!! how come card are rolling in with stuck brakes and handbrakes on and never hit a detector. Someone pointed out they noticed after they doubled train lenghts that no one is hitting any detectors. We know they should be with the crap that's rolling in. What's going on with that!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: M of W, for Less than 1 year Posted: 04 June 2016 Yep yep n yep n yep I agree   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 04 June 2016 There is no code of ethics it's a bull front lie if they recorded everything that would prove it ... But what's real is INTIMIDATION rr is this first place it was even a law down right dirty lien thieves ... And labor realations yea$$$$  Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 02 June 2016 No doubt -- CSX is NOT an employee friendly company. [Is any big company anymore?] Constantly have to battle them. Even for what you are entitled to via agreement/contract. This is the 21st century. Of course, they want to reduce labor costs. More employees mean more wages, more health insurance costs, more RR Retirement taxes they have to contribute, etc., etc., & that equates to less bonus\profits for all the big-shots. Things have been tough many times in the past. RRs slashed/trimmed before only to wish they hadn't account the business\work came back. Time will tell so we'll see. The posted comment in the other section is true: No one was forced to hire on & no one is forced to stay. Hang in there everyone or luck out & find a much better way to earn a living.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 31 May 2016 WTF?? Why the complaining about holiday pay? RR Trans. Dept. road employees never did qualify for that (regular assignments like yard jobs per se, do) - the way it is & has been for eons. Regarding that, the rail Unions gave nothing away. Doesn't make sense: People bitch account unions seem to be weak but then they support anti-labor legislators\politicians. They piss & moan because the roads & streets they drive on need work, there isn't enough fire or police protection etc., etc., but then are upset with more taxes. On & on & on. Safety First.   Name: Retired UPRR Conductor E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years Posted: 31 May 2016 RE; UP EEOC OFFICE: What about one of your Directors whose [law] firm oversees cases handled by the Department of Labor [EEOC Office]? The firm reviews all cases that is filed against the UP and the office "tips" off the director of such cases........................................................ This is no doubt why UP, CSX and others are taking so many cases to the National Labor Board. It’s to the point now that CSX is giving employees the death penalty for J-Walking. Then, taking the case all the way to a Larbor Board Ruling. At present, that takes about two years. By then, most employees have found other work and have no interest in coming back to the railroad. So, It’s a win, win for the Company. Retired UPRR Conductor..   Name: Sad clown E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 25 May 2016 if you want to see a out of control circus, then pull up a chair and watch what CSX will be doing in the next few months. Lots more cuts, T & E and Managers. Cuts and havoc will continue until Dec of this year.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 22 May 2016 The below comment sounds like a really good deal to me. Get in the cab---get out of the cab---release all of the brakes---run to the yard---get off and into the cab and do it again. Just THINK, you could be layed off. I see a 7 day a week job that makes 4 hours OT each and every day. Good lord be thankful for the work. ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Name: raped again E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 05 May 2016 Local chairman JESUS CHRIST! When in the @#*^&%$# is the BLET going to put a stop to this our right violation of our short turn around agreement for recrewing road pool turns. They have been stealing agreed pay from us for months now. The agreement is written in black and white. There is no gray area! We had to drag in 5 dead road trains on one stinking dog catch ticket. You know, the one they call a J JOB all the time. The one that is supposed to be used for recrewing local switcher jobs. Work 12 hours in a taxi running back and forth all night long for just a stinking 100 mile ticket. Screw the overtime. We all know they just are trying to hide these recrews by not issuing a ticket as proof they cant get their trains in. This is total bullshit and someone better get off their arsess and get something done about it! 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years Posted: 21 May 2016 I wish investors really knew what was going on out here. If they knew Sanborn would be out of here. She has ruined this company. It will take years to undo the damage she has done, if it can even be fixed at this point. Sad thing Sanborn is only concerned about her own pockets. Aso long as she is getting richer that's all that matters to her. Why investors keep her in her position I will never understand 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 20-30 years Posted: 20 May 2016 It's no rumor. Hell, it was posted on the front page of the CSX website/gateway. 

 Name: Sponsor E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 12 May 2016 Did the BLET AND UTU sponsor the Csx race car? Is that their logo stickers on the sides of that beast? 

 Name: Sponsors needed E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years Posted: 12 May 2016 Would any employee like to donate or sponsor our race car? You could consider donating your bonuses for the next few years. Wait, you probably aren't going to get one. Well, anyway just consider it. Please pass the word to the furloughed employees to. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 07 May 2016 train dreamer: For help, call 1-800-brain dead idiot anonymous. 

 Name: train dreamer E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 07 May 2016 Can somebody help me get on with the railroad this has always been my dream.Oh what a life it must be waving at the pretty girls hearing the horn blow or working on the track and watching the trains go by.Oh what a life getting the big check and getting treated with dignity and respect by management.Please help my dream come true by helping me get hired by csx.Any advice would be appreciated.here here here it comes here comes that big bad csx machine woooo wooooo hell yeah 

 Name: raped again E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 05 May 2016 Local chairman JESUS CHRIST! When in the @#*^&%\$# is the BLET going to put a stop to this our right violation of our short turn around agreement for recrewing road pool turns. They have been stealing agreed pay from us for months now. The agreement is written in black and white. There is no gray area! We had to drag in 5 dead road trains on one stinking dog catch ticket. You know, the one they call a J JOB all the time. The one that is supposed to be used for recrewing local switcher jobs. Work 12 hours in a taxi running back and forth all night long for just a stinking 100 mile ticket. Screw the overtime. We all know they just are trying to hide these recrews by not issuing a ticket as proof they cant get their trains in. This is total bullshit and someone better get off their arsess and get something done about it! 

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

 Name: Former LC E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years Posted: 02 May 2016 Yard Rat: Not covered in the NMAD thing: Started many moons ago -- 1985 UTU National Contract, Article XII: - Termination Of Seniority...... "The seniority of any employee whose seniority in train or engine service is established after the date of this Agreement and who is furloughed for 365 consecutive days will be terminated if such employee has less than three (3) years of seniority." 30 yr. Conductor is right to suggest that you check your B&O Agreement as this could have been changed some but the 365 day thing is probably still in effect for those with not much service time. 

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

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

 Name: Ghost Writer E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 28 April 2016 The Ghost of [UP] Chance Gober: Did what I had to do to save my love ones! 

 Name: Ichan Industries, LLP E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 19 April 2016 Attention Dennis Duffy (Cotton Belt, Formerly XO): We are seeking an experienced adviser for a possible leveraged buyout (LBO) of a major rail carrier that is substantially undervalued and mismanaged. We would consider the same legal terms that was arranged for another proven adviser who turned-around the Canadian Pacific Railroad. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 17 April 2016 Actually, it's all very sad. Employees are entrusted with thousands of tons of heavy equipment worth millions of dollars......... Way, way too much dysfunction & malfunction - within all management & each & every craft. It'd take years to correct/fix everything. It's probably hopeless. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 17 April 2016 I think it's funny how this company demands loyalty from its employees..especially the union employees. But here's a thought..Treat your employees well and CSX wouldn't have to demand loyalty. When a person or company demands loyalty that means they don't deserve it in the first place. This company has went down so much..Ward and Sanborn have killed morale. Oh well..investors should part ways with these two before they ruin things any further. 

 Name: Car knocker E-mail: Employed as: Car repair, for 20-30 years Posted: 16 April 2016 The car operation in Selkirk has some top notch managers these days. only a couple have a clue as how to run a yard. I'm surprised were still employed with the back wards thinking of these guys. One just yells and screams when things get a little screwed up. We are waiting for him to blow up and assault some one. Another will just disappear and hope it all works out. Some of the others are just trying to get through the day. I genuinely feel sorry for a few of them. Jacksonville probably thinks they are doing a good job. 

 Name: management E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year Posted: 15 April 2016 This is management.You bunch of cry babies shut this crap up and move the freight.Yall act like a bunch of pansies.Im sick and tired of watching all talk bad about this company.If I find out who you are I will fire all your sorry complaining asses.Now get back to work. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Brakeman, for 10-20 years Posted: 14 April 2016 exchange , I think your numbers are off....... 7 thousand laid off????? csx has about 28,000 people working for them and that includes t&e, mangers, dispatch and everyone else. if they laid off 7000 people then they would have gotten rid of 1/4 of there work force. I say maybe 2000 system wide in all departments and I'm sure that maybe on the high side 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 12 April 2016 I have a good job where I work from 6 to 230 and I'm off on weekends,holidays and I get a lot of paid time off too.I have always wanted to work for the railroad either working on the track or riding on the train.Can somebody that works for the railroad give me some good advice on whether I should try this or not? 

 Name: Retired Now E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 12 April 2016 If hired before 1985, Trainmen did\do not have to become engineers. Don't remember the change era, time, but it wasn't always = hire date was seniority date - meaning for a long time: -- a change of crafts meant a seniority start-over. [Total service time has always counted towards retirement & vacation entitlement, but not craft seniority.] Often, usually depending upon an individual's particular situation, giving up yrs. of trainman seniority & the productivity fund benefits IS\WAS a lot, too much to readily forfeit for someone hired pre- '85. So it's easily understood how a person could be a 30 yr.+ employee in train service & be a Conductor, Yd. Foreman, Utility Man, etc. Evidently, FNGs & Other(s), non-employee(s), for N/A, are unaware and/or just don't get that. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 09 April 2016 Pretty piss poor bait, mr./ms. Other, non-employee, for N/A. Won't catch anything other than ignorant douche-bags with that post. Whoever posted that lay off info - should post the truthful fact(s). 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 09 April 2016 Get off your arse and go check it out. No wonder you have been a Conductor for 30? which I doubt! Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 04 April 2016 What's heard & or what's thought = doesn't cut it. What's real? Provide some facts. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 04 April 2016 What's heard & or what's thought = doesn't cut it. What's real? Provide some facts. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 04 April 2016 Just heard yesterday that the RR in Canada have a lay off policy called (Unfit for service) that would be sleep, health, drunk, bored, or horny etc. The employee calls in and that is it, case closed it is over. I like this, it makes sense. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 03 April 2016 When the quarterly re issue bulletin for the albany division has 200 pages and within 24 hours you release 33 more bulletins. Its time for someone to lose their job. Holy shit 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 02 April 2016 Most, if not all, of upper level management people are out of touch - are actually are business minded & are not railroaders. How many of them have any experience "out in the field?" Easy to understand that a co. like csx has to have financial support; ie: investors, stockholders, etc. But why are big shots compensated so well when the average joe has to argue for just what he's due? A lot of managers/officals are decent trustworthy folks. Sadly, not near enough & that's a shame. Great profits could be made IF - (& this applies many RR employees; each, every craft/dept.), could be bought for what they're actually worth & then sold for what they think they're worth. 

 Name: Feeling lost E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years Posted: 01 April 2016 The number 1 complaint with this company is the management. Management has no clue on how Railroad operations are ran. Warren Buffett had it 100% right when he said " CSX management is terrible". The following could fix this company 1. Overhaul management. Start cutting from the top. There's to much fat on the steak. Trainmasters,RFE, Etc falling over each other. 2. Payroll. Train those idiots on how to pay the employees by their contract. Stop cheating them out of their money. This is the number one hatred that employees have toward the company. 3. Labor relations /payroll ...Just get raid of them all together. Go with a mileage day equal to a 12 hour day daily. This would cut off labor relations and simplifily contracts and the employees would be happy. This would save the company millions. Less employees in labor relations / payroll is less liability for the company. None of this will happen, but I'm glad to get it off my chest. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 28 March 2016 Nice post from a nice Engineer. I can tell he is a thinker. There over a thousand mistakes in his post. However the message comes through so well. Look at maps: CSX rail lines vs. UP rail lines. Ol' king coal, the old money making soul for RRs, is not like that anymore & that traffic may never be the same again. At present, things\times are tough. Lots of co. belt-tightening. The CSX big shots are compensated very well - to make decisions that will impact the co., oftentimes for years in the future. Workers & their unions can only try to play catch-up. Too many T&E people complain\cry when they think they have to go to work too much -- then complain\cry & worry more when furloughed (or dismissed, suspended). No company will survive if it has to pay for & provide for employees that aren't really, truly needed. EVERYONE loses via a bankruptcy if/when an outfit goes under. Railroading = ebb & flow with the economy \ feast or famine. Yeah, no doubt the culture, the management, etc., needs to be changed. Can suck per se, but where is proof of whenever\wherever - someone was forced, in any way, shape or form, to accept a RR job. 

 Name: Former LC E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years Posted: 26 March 2016 APE: Look at maps: CSX rail lines vs. UP rail lines. Ol' king coal, the old money making soul for RRs, is not like that anymore & that traffic may never be the same again. At present, things\times are tough. Lots of co. belt-tightening. The CSX big shots are compensated very well - to make decisions that will impact the co., oftentimes for years in the future. Workers & their unions can only try to play catch-up. Too many T&E people complain\cry when they think they have to go to work too much -- then complain\cry & worry more when furloughed (or dismissed, suspended). No company will survive if it has to pay for & provide for employees that aren't really, truly needed. EVERYONE loses via a bankruptcy if/when an outfit goes under. Railroading = ebb & flow with the economy \ feast or famine. Yeah, no doubt the culture, the management, etc., needs to be changed. Can suck per se, but where is proof of whenever\wherever - someone was forced, in any way, shape or form, to accept a RR job. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 26 March 2016 Well maybe the UP investors have seen the light..CSX investors are still in the dark..but they are willingly in the dark..that's the difference. Apparently these people are going to let Ward and Sanborn sink the ship completely. Hope that they let them drown with the rest of us instead of coming to their rescue. CSX investors are not very wise. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years Posted: 19 March 2016 All the excess managers could also be utilized as trackmen, signal maintainers, co. police officers, crew callers, -- even train dispatchers. What the hell - wherever an ape is needed in whatever occupation. 

 Name: Notice of eviction E-mail: Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 20-30 years Posted: 18 March 2016 Its ok to cut more jobs off. We have enough Trainmasters and RFE's to run those trains. The management is falling over each other. People on the outside look at this company as a complete cluster. 

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