Courtesy and Professional CSX Style

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Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 21 May 2017

So I hear things like avon sucks and it's terrible there, and comments
about combining pools and things. I think alot of us would appreciate
it if you could let us in on what's going on and where so we can get a
better understanding of what's going on with our jobs and what could
possibly be heading our way. 

What is happening at these places that are making it so bad? What
changes have you seen? What happened with the pools and how has it
affected you? How many jobs did it wipe out? I'm in new castle, and we
changed a few trainmasters. Allen Hall, tm, left today for avon. Another
guy came here a few weeks ago. So far, changing train symbols and
reorganizing freight on different trains, and doing our work a little
differently on line of road is about all we've seen. They added some
utility jobs and are in the process of calling some guys back. We lost
a new castle to wallbridge pool, but guys say that was coming for a

I'm not by any means sticking up for anyone or saying some don't have
it bad. Just thought I'd share what's happening here and see if anyone
can let us in on what's to come when he comes our way?

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Employed as: Car repair, for 1-10 years
Posted: 21 May 2017

The problem with CSX is Greed!! They made over 1 Billion in profit last
year. They are only out to make more money at the workers expense.
Shutting down entire yards and displacing workers that have been loyal
for years, while paying the CEO an absurd amount of money. Some of the
new changes the CEO has made, is not only putting workers at risk, but
the public as well. Some of the FRA defects, workers have been told not
to shop cars, and some of the shopped tags are being removed by the
bosses. Hunter Harris main objective is to combine CSX with Candian

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Name: Big pappa
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

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Name: Cheese
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

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Name: Dman
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.

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Name: Billy Dee
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


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Name: Dr Readmore
Employed as: CSX Customer, for N/A
Posted: 20 May 2017

JAD as follows

ARTICLE 11 ELECTRONIC BID SYSTEM [EBS] Section 1 Submitting Choices
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
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.

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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.

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Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 20 May 2017

How many jobs did that cut off going to 1 pool on JAD.

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Name: GL
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 20-30 years
Posted: 20 May 2017

What the hell is Jad?

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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.

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Name: Zzzzzzzzzz
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

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Name: D Man 
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.

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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 18 May 2017

Can no longer ride inside the cab if you're a remote job unless you're
spotting a train or the weather is bad. Thanks a lot.

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Name: Bernie
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 18 May 2017

Weekend at Bernies....
Anyone else see the similarities?  Paulie secretly propping up Eugene?
Paulie couldn't run a microwave let alone a class 1 railroad. In all
Ernest we all know the effects of an oxygen deprived brain. Hope
someone's monitoring Eugene. Changing back would be expensive and
problematic. Shutting hump yards. Discharging good people. Somethings
wrong folks. Something major.

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Name: Zzzzzz
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 17 May 2017


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Name: CSX Bone Devil
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

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Name: Landser
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 15 May 2017

More on hunter, methods, associates. 

Have no doubt ehh is here to robs us blind and humiliate us in the
process. He proclaims railroading has certain demands that are inherent
and harsh within this profession BUT is the first to use modernization
to eliminate jobs or even an entire craft. So much for nostalgia. His
latest sand kicking escapades included removing napping allowance and
being inside a locomotive cab. At cp he justified his actions, both
publicly and possibly within his own mind, by claiming they had "a
horrible entitled culture." He uses reporters, lackeys from buff
magazines and financial analysis's to spread his propaganda. Releases
stories like a wife calling him, a wife mad cause her husband didn't
get a quit and made it through to talk to a multibillion dollar
companies CEO TO COMPLAIN. Sure  she did. We all know quits benefit the
company more than us. It's about his ego. Give a railroader 8 hours of
work. Most will bust ass getting it done in 6. Everybody's happy.
Customers. Air men. Car men. Outbound crews etc.... except hunter.
Apparently ole hh has disproved the bell shaped curve model. Please
enlighten us all with your findings mr Harrison. Please provide the
empirical data and hypothesis supported conclusions to the scientific
community so we can create a new more sophisticated method for human
behavioral expectations. 

Next, following his cp model.  He will attempt to find the terminal
most likely to stand up to him. It was Alberta at cp.   Happy hunter
intentionally picks a fight. Flys in 60+ managers to break the workers
backs. This gives him time and space to further impose his will on the
workers. After something sets off a major issue or even a strike he
gets the Govt to bail him out. More time. More space. 

To our advantage we know what he does from his past play book. Also, on
our side is his egotistical arrogance. We are going to have to use other
tactics than a direct confrontation. At least. Temporarily. Try and work
with local managers. Most hate him as well. Those who drank his kook aid
are best ignored. Safe days, working extra cautiously, need not be
carried out for multiple days. Or even shifts for that matter.
Hopefully we can eventually organize where a safe shift occurs at
multiple locations or in succession. Let him get his people on jets.
Let them land to find hard working smiling workers. Let them circle for
days not knowing where to head. Gorilla tactics. Not approach march.
USA. not the red coats. Use social media and friends at other locations
to keep in touch. 

We are not the first generation of workers to have a meanie as CEO. Nor
a weak union. He even has slow business to help him. But his goal is
money for his cohorts in crime and his ego. If he doesn't deliver on
the first he may wake with one of his famous horse heads in his bed.
The second is laudable. There are no famous railroaders. Even
Vanderbilt was considered unsavory. All the robber barons are unknowns.
Hater will be but a footnote in the history of Cn, cp and assuredly CSX.

Our goal must be long term. Rid this company of a man bent on its
destruction for his personal gain. 300 mil??? 4 years? $75,000,000 a
year. $1,442,307 a week $206,043 a day. 2 workers salary per day.
That's not counting the salary of our new asst. Director of the board.
Paulie. Mantle ridge Bought a billion dollars of stock at its lowest
point. Mantle ridge was created in 2016. It has 4 employees. 2
advisory. 1-10 clients. 6 accounts. It's funded by ROBERT (Robbie)
JOSEPH CANNON. of horizon investments. 
We must boycott horizon. We must use social media to organize our fight
and discredit horizon. Horizon wants to enable a CEO who abuses workers,
ignores contracts and guts a company then we must be their bad press.
Remove funds.  Check with friends.  Ask them to so as well. Call them.
Ask them to remove support. Post on their face book page. Do all we can
to bring about public understanding of the abusive policies of harrison
and his methodology and who his enablers are. Thus making horizon and
Robbie rue the day they started a war with working men and women. 

We do not have a lazy nor a lackadaisical culture. We are hard
oworkers. Dedicated to our profession.  You WILL NOT change that hard
truth unto your narrative  Harrison. You will not!
This fight we did not ask for. Did not start. But yet here we are.

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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 15 May 2017

We were told last week no more overtime on yard jobs.  I can understand
the actual yard flat switching jobs.  Time and time again, regular
assignment crews were sitting in the crew room waiting for the  power
that the crews making overtime were using.  We had times that crews sat
for 1-4 hrs.  without power while a crew is making overtime.  That's
poor management at the Terminal level. Not enough power for the crews? 
Good Mid-level Managers in business would get additional resources on
site so both crews could work. 

Unfortunately, this "Mid-Level Management Team" goes from one extreme
to the other.  Harrison wants cars moved in a certain amount of hours,
overtime for all! Harrison questions the overtime, no overtime period! 
The "Mid-Level Management Team", if you can call them "Managers" are
just bobble-heads with no clue how to manage overtime, customers, crews,
etc, etc, etc.  That issue is becoming more and more apparent.

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Name: 202089
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.

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