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CSX Attendance Policy

NO!!! You CAN'T have a day off!

    The railroad practically invented the term 'on-call'. Many CSX employees do not have schedules, but are forced into working a 'list'. Most lists are on call 6 days a week, 24 hours a day, and often the employee cannot even choose their day off. It is common to be called to work during an assigned day off.

    Unscheduled days off are usually not granted for family or religious obligations. There are many CSX employees who have been unable to attend their childrens' birthday parties, their wedding anniversaries, and even funerals because they were not allowed time off.

    We've even heard of people who had to call out sick, to attend their own wedding! We're sure that some of these stories that can top even that one...



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Name: 
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Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 31 July 2014

RRJ   
    My ego or lack of doesn't change the facts. It will be good and
bad on engineer only crews. The good part is that the engineer will
finally be in charge. The bad part is that a large number of engineers
will go crazy talking to themselves.

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Name: RRJ
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 29 July 2014

Cond 30+ 

Engineer ego's? How's your ego? If you hadn't been greedy and voted
for a sellout there would still be a brakeman. Only two jobs I can
think of after the end of the caboose that became obsolete the
locomotive fireman & flagman. Locomotive fireman was questionable it
was because of the needed space on the lead locomotive. After the
sellout of the head brakeman then there was an empty seat. Get your
head out of your ass. I don't know any LE's voting to get rid of your
jobs it's never been our place seeing it's never been our union.

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Name: 
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Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 27 July 2014

Here's a little of the back story on crew consists. The national
conductor's contract stated that every job had to have a conductor.
There were minor local agreements, B&O helper engines had an engineer
and brakeman, but every job had a conductor. The engineer's contract
didnt have that clause. To impliment engineer only trains there will
have to be protection and the modern equivilent of the brakeman's
buyout with a whole new class of protected conductors. and productivity
pay  Engineers don't have any contractual claim for losing the
conductor but will probally get $25 a day or something like it to
stroke their egos.

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Name: 
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Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 26 July 2014

I've been "fired" since February 2014. Does anyone know the time
frame for the arbitration regarding the attendance policy?


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Name: 
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Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 26 July 2014

This guy "Randall Knutson" is selling the membership right up the
river!  His words expressed sound like words right out of the carriers
mouths.  Again, the UTU tries to sell it out and claim it was a good
deal in the end.  Have you noticed that since letting them bring in
remote control, most remote jobs have since gone from 2 man to 1 man
jobs?  Good deal ???  Say what you want about the BLET.  If this gets
passed, sure the BLET won't have much of a fight, but which union is
willing to just hand it all over?  If I were a conductor and concerned
about my job, my monthly dues would never see the hands of the UTU.

http://www.galesburg.com/article/20140723/NEWS/140729876/?Start=1

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Name: 
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Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 22 July 2014

If you think the UTU sold out everyone on the BNSF why don't you do a
little checking and read he BLE / BNSF on property agreement 2007
article 2.  It appears to me that the BLE was very quick to throw their
hand up and say screw the conductor we will take the train by ourselves
and best I can remember there wasn't one word of that posted on here
or any other railroad forum.

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Name: 
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Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 22 July 2014

Remember the union - BNSF 1 man rule won't come right away, but it may
come section by section. I.E. Avon - Rose Lake PTC will result in Avon
Rose Lake adding 1 man crews, then some conductors will be forced to
move. Complete PTC will be a long time coming but sections - not so
long. HOWEVER - this is the time to make long term plans that might
include using tuition assistance or a part time job (I know it's
painful to find the time)to build your lifeboat for the future. You
know PTC is coming. If your Titanic ticket said THIS SHIP WILL SINK on
the bottom, wouldn't you learn to swim? If you will retire in 10 years
perhaps few worries, but new hire? don't assume you will get your 30!

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Name: RRJ
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 21 July 2014

I just read the message from the president of the SMART/UTU
transportation division. They don't endorse this reduction. It gets
strange when apparently this agreement can be implemented by General
Committee instead of on the entire BNSF. PTC might of been endorsed by
the BLET but it's not the fix all that the railroads are stating.
There has been forms of it used for decades especially on the Northeast
corridor with Train Traffic Control that would apply a penalty
application if a signal wasn't adherred to. That's all PTC will do.
In the end it wasn't the BLET that put this in place it was the FRA.
The railroads aren't happy about it seeing they keep requesting
extensions plus the cost out of their pockets. There is a petition for
Congress H.R 3040 that can be signed to require two man crews. It's on
the UTU/SMart website or on Move.org website.

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Name: RRJ
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 21 July 2014

It seems BNSF has taken the first step to "one man" operations. It
still needs ratification by the members. As for Railroad Retirement
it'll survive just like it did after the downsizing during the '80s &
'90s. That was a big concern back then after the loss of the caboose
train crews went from 5 to 2 members. Not to forget all the clerk jobs
lost to computers, MOW jobs lost to equipment, the closing of
locomotive roundhouses ect....in all we lost about 60% of the entire
workforce. RRB still had to pay out for those retirees who hired in the
'30s-'50s. RRB is well managed. One has to remember management is also
in RRB. I haven't seen the specifics of the BNSF & SMART agreement
hopefully there will be protective clauses for those working. That
it'll be through attrition. I did read one article that train size
under "one man" won't exceed 15,000 tons. With coal & grain that
would just about double the amount of trains. I figured something was
up when BNSF was sending newly promoted conductors straight to engineer
training.

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Name: 
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Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 21 July 2014

a union that doesn't respect or protect the jobs that they are paid to
represent is not a union at all.

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Name: 
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Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 20 July 2014

selling everybody out. this is the first of many steps these scumbag
railroads are going to make to get rid of all of us. one man crews
sucks for the engineers who have to do everything alone now. what about
crossing malfunctions? train in emergency? fatalities? equipment
problems? not to mention the damage that will eventually be done to
railroad retirement. if those idiots vote or already voted for that
then their stupidity has no bounds.

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Name: 
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Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 19 July 2014

The UTU/SMART union sells out the membership once again!

http://www.star-telegram.com/2014/07/17/5978214/bnsf-union-reach-agreement-on.html

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Name: RRJ
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 18 July 2014

conductor 163

Seems you got spoiled. 3 hr runs? You have to learn to take the good
with the bad. That way you'll appreciate that 3 hr run instead of
expecting it. An 6-8 hr run is still a good run. If I was closer to 8
hrs I would of had to make a little OT. lol

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Name: Cash Cow
E-mail: Moo
Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years
Posted: 11 July 2014

To: DONATION REQUEST

Expect a big paypal check in your account for all the great info on
here we mine daily.   We never miss a day, just never know what might
show up on here  Does not have to be true  we only react on it if we
want to use it for our advantage.

BTW we know who you are 

keep the wheels turning safely

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Name: donate
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Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 10 July 2014

POSTERS


Time to show a little appreciation to the man behind the curtain. The
man who allows you to have a place to come and vent about the company
that sooooo often breaks our agreements and their own rules. Go to his
wish list at amazon or hit the pay pal...... Have done my part every
year.... cant do it all!

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Name: 
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Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 20-30 years
Posted: 09 July 2014

Conductor 163 is correct

There is absolutely no accountability for chiefs or dispatchers.

When you have one chief covering the whole Great Lakes division, what
the hell do they expect?

As far as dispatchers, some are good and some are awful.  But unless we
put 2 trains together or overlap authorities (which is hard to do) .  No
accountability what so ever.

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Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 06 July 2014

Name: Conductor163
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Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 04 July 2014

No accountability for the chiefs or the dumbass dispatchers who can't
run trains around a Christmas tree.  Balt division clh dispatcher is a
clown.  When he is working I know that I am guaranteed at least 8 hrs
on duty compared to 3.  The chiefs are putting everyone to bed to
reset
starts total bs
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What is up with this POST. Is this guy working 3 hours and BITCHING. Or
is he hourly for some reason. Guess I am to old to understand this one.

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Name: Conductor163
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Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 04 July 2014

No accountability for the chiefs or the dumbass dispatchers who can't
run trains around a Christmas tree.  Balt division clh dispatcher is a
clown.  When he is working I know that I am guaranteed at least 8 hrs
on duty compared to 3.  The chiefs are putting everyone to bed to reset
starts total bs

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Name: 
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Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 27 June 2014

IF YOUR REST IS INTERRUPTED?  WHY DON'T YOU TELL CALLER TO RESTART YOUR
REST ?

ALL CALLS ARE RECORDED? ALSO YOU CAN RECORD THE CALLS !

ARE YOU DOING THE COMPANY ANY FAVORS?

DO YOU KNOW YOU CAN CHALLENGE UNSAFE ACTS?

IF YOU CAN YOU NEED TOO? ANNOUNCE OVER THE RADIO ABOUT UNSAFE CHALLENGE
!

ROAD FOREMAN TRIED TELLING ME TO GET OUT OF CAB TO WATCH TRAIN GO BY
I CHALLENGED  SO HE TRIED TELLING ME TO GO TO CROSSING TO WATCH TRAIN
BY ! I CHALLENGED !   30 FT RULE THEN,  CROSSINGS ARE UNSAFE AREA ?
WHAT IF TRAIN HITS AN AUTO? ALSO WE WERE PARKED WAY BACK FROM CROSSING
AS I HAD INSTRUCTED ENGINEER  TO LAY BACK !  PICK YOUR BATTLES!



ARE YOU ORDERING ME TO COMMIT AN UNSAFE ACT?  THINK  THINK THINK

 
WHEN RIDING IN TAXI'S  YOUR IN CHARGE  NOT THE DRIVER!



KEEP SAFE !  BE SAFE !  TTFN

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Name: Sad place
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Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 27 June 2014

CSX IS NOW CALLED CSX-NS.....

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