Courtesy and Professional CSX Style

You'll do what yer told, you little &%#$@!!!

    CSX likes to picture itself as a company where all of it's employees, customers, and contractors are treated with the highest levels of courtesy, professionalism, and respect. The employees, customers, and contractors know differently....

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Name: LC
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 24 May 2016


Lets this serve as a warning. There is already talk around the water
cooler that company officials are  making statements that anyone who
complains about the companies faulty GPS will most likely be asking to
have a target placed on their backs. Make sure that you have proof of
your charges and several witnesses to back up your findings. The system
is flawed and labor relations has opened a can of worms by using it to
deny legitimate claims. They are not going to take your emails and
complaints about it lightly. If you hear of see anyone in management
doing or saying anything that could be construed as retaliation for
reporting the problem, let your local chairman know immediately so it
can be forwarded to the general chairman. Names, dates and location are
a must. Be specific. This isn't a joke. It is your right to work in a
safe environment. This includes having your trains location monitored
accurately at all times. It doesn't matter if you are running an empty
grain train or a train with military equipment or hazardous high alert
cars. All trains are to be protected equally and their locations should
be accurate.

If you are uncomfortable about coming forward then we suggest you
review your company code of ethics handbook signed and sealed by
Michael Ward. Review your rights under NO RETALIATION and SPEAKING UP.
If you suspect violations of the codes of ethics OR other company
policies you can start by speaking with a supervisor.

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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

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Employed as: Car repair, for 1-10 years
Posted: 21 May 2016

If you do your job correctly and shop damaged and unsafe cars to keep
the public safe and make sure the freight arrives to the customer in
good shape, you are definately going to be targeted for termination. 
Seen many Carmen called into supervisors office or even while working
and told to stop shopping cars.  On the flip side, if you do not shop
and the car derails, your terminated.  Terminated if you do. Terminated
if you don't. No future at CSX.  Better not get injured.  TERMINATED if
you do. Even if they can't get you because you did anything wrong, you
will have their sights on you in the future. I watch guys go to work
everyday so nervous they can't concentrate on their jobs. BUT

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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

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Name: Water Boy
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 18 May 2016

Why am I not surprised to read the article below?   We all know that
once CSX  management can collect their retirement pay, they race over
to the FRA to screw us over one more time.

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Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 18 May 2016

The System is Rigged and The Fox is Guarding The Hen House:

Union Pacific's HR Department in Omaha, nearly every senior company
representative has had prior employment with the state and federal
government's EEOC office. The EEOC offices are revolving doors for all
future employees. And also, the UP will encourage current employees to
seek employment opportunities at the EEOC offices, as a means for
gaining access to cases that may be detrimental to the company.
This influence is similar to current employees who are on extended
leaves of absence...while employed as FRA representatives for the
federal government.

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Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 12 May 2016

Would like to attend a redi center course & see just what all goes on. 
Hell, the instructors must be FNGs.  There is no substitute for
experience.  Too many yayhoo new guys have come out of there with a
cocky type attitude & then, out in the real world/field = = can't
believe what all they do not know, & most don't listen worth a darn. 
The smarter ones, those that have the ability to listen & learn - out
in the field, will do OK.

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Name: Sponsor 
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?

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Name: Sponsors needed
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.

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Name: Tampatrainee
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 09 May 2016

Got hired out of Tampa. Heard about guys being furloughed for 2 years in
2008. Guess that's what ive gotta look forward too... If not worse.
Being terminated after 365 days with less than 3 years experience must
have been changed because they went back.. Hopefully it's the same for

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Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 07 May 2016

train dreamer:
For help, call 1-800-brain dead idiot anonymous.

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Name: train dreamer
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

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Name: Former LC 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 07 May 2016

birdie's post --

The last paragraph is pretty much the way it is. 
Except:  - "can be" should be: "is".  

Why do people choose this kind/type of career\job when it is available
and then, once at it, think things revolve around them? 
F---ING New Guys are the worst.

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Name: birdie
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 07 May 2016

Sad Times

You're right about some of the union local chairmen out there.  Some
of them would sell your soul in a heart beat if they thought it would
benefit them. Luckily not local chairman are like this.   When you find
a worthless local chairman, don't hesitate to out them and their
actions not only with your fellow members, but on this site.  

I remember reading several years ago  when Avon had a problem with its
UTU local chairman.  The LC applied for a train master's position. 
When he got it, didn't go over well with the members.
When the guy that replaced him started applying for company positions,
not only did one of his fellow local chairmen give all of this guy's
members a heads up, they turned around and let everyone on this site
know what a piece of crap their local chairman was.   

Needless to say, when CSX management found out that everyone knew what
was up, and what a piece of crap this local chairman was, he not only
lost his local chairman's job, he never became a train master.

With everything said.   You can bitch about your local chairman all day
long, but unless you're willing to step up and take his job, or support
someone who is......suck it up buttercup.   Being a local chairman, if
done right can be a thankless job.  One not everyone wants, or is cut
out to do.

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Name: Sad Times
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 06 May 2016

RE; Local Chairman // Vest Pocket Agreements.

The BLET (Bible) Bylaws allows for the General [Chairman] Committee
(GC) to make their owned rules. And those rules can be to the detriment
of your agreed upon Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA)...especially
if your GC and Local Chairmen (LC) are in a personal agreement with the
carrier to sell you out. Railroads have numerous ways to funnel
kickbacks to corrupt union officers to save cost. If one hundred
engineers are due a thousand dollars in claims, it only takes one
corrupt union officer to throw those claims away, and the union officer
will be awarded a weekend-off with pay for attending a bogus safety
Follow the money...ask and demand for disclosures from your union
officers because they will sell you out for a weekend-off with pay!

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Name: raped again
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!

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Name: Yard Rat
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 04 May 2016

"Unless there has been a change -- If you have less than three (3)
seniority & are furloughed for 365 consecutive days, you may be

How the unions agreed to this ill never know.

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Name: All Terrain
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 03 May 2016


Thanks for the great article.  Yes you should write a book. I know a
few LC's that need to read it. I'm not sure where you're located,
but if you ever get bored, Andrea Dayheart works for the EEOC out of
Indianapolis.  She would love to hear what you have to say.  She's
actively going after CSX now, and could definitely use your insight on
how the railroad works, how they operate, and how they actively target
their employees.

Andrea Dayheart  317 226 5490

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Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 03 May 2016

Sad but so true. There must be a better way!

Name: Nicole
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 02 May 2016

I am the wife of a hard working employee. We have spent all this money
over a short period of time for him to make his dream job come true.
Going to New York for a job interview required  hotel, unpaid work
gas etc...we felt it was the right disicsion for our family.Then off
GA for school/training. Then we had to wait a whole month for pay and
he was too far away to come home, so more hotel fare. Yes, we got
predium but everything was already a month behind! We have sacrificed
again to make his dreams come true. Then comes the news that 3months
after working, he is getting fourloughed. We have drained our
Ira and my step dad just to keep what we got. He can't get hired
because we live in a coal state/recession. It's been 6 months now and
no bids have been accepted and if they were, he is so low at the totem
pole he could get bumped. I thought this was a great career choice for
our family. This Job has no security or stability to offer. another
complaint I have is the ones with the most seniority are the laziest
bunches of sorry butts I've ever seen! They always call Union in on
things. They dont car about production because they might have to
actually work.  We are Now filing for bankruptcy and have no
or medical insurance for our kids. We were better off before my
started working here.This is not worth the money they pay you
people!!!! You'll just be fourloughed or bumped! You better have a
hefty savings account if you do choice this company as a career!

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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

      B&O Agreement, Rule 2. Seniority - paragraph(d).
      CSXT Labor Agreement 4-064-93
      1985 UTU National Agreement, Article XII.

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