Safety First

Rule #1 -- Don't get hurt.

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

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Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years
Posted: 20 May 2018

Since your never in the field it's time for your udate for the

Not much has changed. As you know Stocks are up and down.
Trains are still outlawing and leaving terminals late.
Power is still short and repairs are behind because of staff cuts.
Wrong car/wrong train going strong.
Work orders printed backwards alive and well.
Improper recertification procedures are still in effect.
Issuing system bulletins and cancelling them in less than 24 hrs. Still
guaranteeing job security for reissues. Failure to proofread alive and
New tm's coming on strong. Intimidation and bullying going just as
violation of the union agreements still going strong and making an
impact on moral and union busting.
Derailment across the system as expected with shoddy repairs and
cutting corners.
Fuel conservancy program is still inadequate. Underpowered trains for
tonage is doubling use. Travel times are increasing. Trip optimizer
program is not being utilized correctly.

Will keep you up to date. As of now things continue to run smoothly.
Same as the last quarter.

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Name: xlc
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 19 May 2018


Your absolutely right. Those camera claims will not get paid and if
they do they will only pay .25 on the dollar and wont remove them. But
they wont pay a dime. It is not against the law to have cameras on the
company equipment to protect them. It is no different than having them
in store or out front on the street. Crews are not watched when they
are in the bathroom and they do not need to dress or undress in front
of them. Thousands of dollars are spent each year fixing the vandalism
on the engines. this includes the graffiti and the damage done to
equipment inside. They have every right to use the cameras to protect
their property. Making sure your off your phones is a federal order.
This is how they chose to do it.  IT WONT GET PAID!

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Name: Blahblahblah
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 19 May 2018

Only the men that move trains are expected to work on major holidays. 
The worse T&E logs in more hours on call than those dickheads work.
Protecting the phone and laying at the hotel is a full time fucking
job.  Only segment of workers that abuse weekends are our union reps.

Foote said there was not a problem with worker availability, but rather

a segment of employees who consistently take weekends and holidays off.
"We have plenty of employees, but we can't have 25 percent of our
workforce take holidays off," said Foote, noting that holidays are
peak seasons for railroads. "We can't run a railroad with part-time

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Name: No crews
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 19 May 2018

The board of directors must be so happy how foot cut so many staff to
get the operating ratio down. And the money he is saving on crews
letting all those loads sit in some yard and siding. What railroad
needs to generate revenue anyways. Not CSX they just sell assets that
they wonít need for six month or so. Foote the lawyer sure knows how to
spin it

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Name: billyStevens
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 18 May 2018


I hear you loud and clear.  Our union is a joke.  We have a Dr. union
steward where I'm at and he's one short loud mouth sale out.  Both
unions have men laid off union business all the fucking time. I'm not
sure how that bullshit is justified.   Today  the utu has 4 off and the
ble has 2.  The Dr. is laid off daily vacation surprisingly but he never
has to use paid days because he's always off union and has a job with
Sat and Sunday off. 
About all I've gotten out of the ble this year for 110bucks/ month was
email saying to put in camera claims. LMFAO.  As if that shit will get

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Name: About time
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 18 May 2018

About Ike if you feel the company is violating the collective agreement,
did you submit a grievance. That is the only way you can try and get
change, and hold the company accountable. If you do nothing thatís what
you will get in return.

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Name: HR
Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years
Posted: 18 May 2018


If any supervisors "throws away" anything they feel is not approved
in your crew room and you paid for it, not only should you file ethics
charges but you should be reimbursed by the company for the cost. If
you did not keep receipts then you can find the value of the item or
one of similar make and model to submit claim. This behavior is
unacceptable and can not be tolerated.

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Name: G.B.
Employed as: Yard Master, for 10-20 years
Posted: 18 May 2018

Steve Salyers....can't make operational decisions at his terminal, cant
make suggestions to his hire ups on jobs that need to be added, so
what's left interior design dissension, just a way show us who's
boss, he isn't fooling us, short fucker.

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Name: New culture
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 17 May 2018

They did same to us threw out our am fm radio threw out our coffee maker
we had in our lunch room. That was payed for by the guys. We had a
sitting area out side for breaks if you did not want to go to lunchroom
they threw table and chairs in garbage. They just want to take all the
creature comfort away. Just goes to show you how childish they are.
Once the workers are all layed off. The management crew will be
fighting for there jobs. Then you will see some back stabbing.

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Name: Stand by me
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 17 May 2018

Why did the midget hitler take all the chairs and shit outta the locker
room in Louisville?

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Name: Service
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 17 May 2018

They are most likely leasing them. And have service maintaince program.
Where tech from the company that they bought from will trouble shoot
and repair. Comes with lease agreement.

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Name: The Ghost of HH
Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 16 May 2018

I haven't checked the message boards here in nearly five months. Just
checking in on the condition of CSX. Looks like things are getting

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Name: Rrjim 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 16 May 2018

Re: work.  Good call rrjim Iím not in running trades Iím a carman that
works the yard. I started as trainman but transferred to car dept. I
talk to crews every day.

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Name: RRJim
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 16 May 2018


You aren't in transportation? That's apparent. Road LE's &
Conductors have no set hours per week. With all this technology I would
think if CSX is calling one can look things up to see if its their job
or not. Before I retired you had 10 minutes to respond to a call. I
only ran up on a job if it was beneficial to me not CSX. That wasn't
very often. Plus When I got home I claimed 10 hours undisturbed after
every trip.

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Name: Fact 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years
Posted: 16 May 2018

Trainmasters are going to be cut next. Study is showing that the
Yardmasters are doing a great job moving crews and trains. Company will
save millions on this move. Trainmasters are proven to be useless. This
will take place by 2020 or soon after.

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Name: Work
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 16 May 2018

Only work the hours you are required to by your contract not a minute
more. Let the phone ring off the hook looking for there important
loads. Let HQ tell the customers it will get there some day. But for
now we have to cut staff to get operating ratio down. Ceo and the board
of directors should be in the nut house for shock treatment.

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Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 15 May 2018

What Ass-Clown would sale their vacation for 1.5X?   What dipshit is
going to stay marked up the entire summer?  What simpleton would admit
Fmla abuse?  What kiss ass believes the horseshit Ed Harris is putting
out?  What dumbass pays over 100 bucks to their union? What piece of
shit lays off Union every weekend? What moron moves out of state for
this shithole?

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Name: Tired Of The Madness 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 15 May 2018

Csx you want to buy back my vacation and personal days, I get sick for 3
days and have a Dr. Note and still get points, caps on personal days,
and you wonder why people go out and get FMLA..Maybe if you gave
employees an incintive for not marking off like maybe starting with
negative points , banking negative points to use for emergencies...
thanks to the unions for always looking out for us everytime the
company makes changes why do we have a contract if you allow so many
side letters  and bulletins to change shit.

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Name: Stock
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 15 May 2018

Stock slowly climbs as long as CSX keeps selling assets. They are high
fives at HQ  they are the smartest people in USA.just ask them. Lots of
trains sit all week no crew what a couple of weekends. You need a break
people take a couple off. Fuck CSX what they going to do fire everyone,
maybe they are that stupid. Remember the monkeys run the zoo. Over and

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Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 15 May 2018


It's your attendance policy and we are accused of sharpshooting the
system.  I got fmla and need to use it legitimately once a month.  This
also means I will never ever have points taken off.  Even if I mark off
sick once a year I will eventually be terminated.  How do you suggest I
take off when I need to be off other then fmla?

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