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Name: 
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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; 
Itís 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. Thatís 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. Iíd
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. Letís
see how it plays out.

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Name: 
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Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 19 November 2017

Vote No!  Then vote these union leaders out.  Those fools ain't no
better then the company using scare tactics.

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Name: Monty Burns
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Employed as: M of W, for 10-20 years
Posted: 18 November 2017

F$@k concessions and HH. Every contract for the last 15 years we've had
to give up something, meanwhile the railroads boast of record profits.
Stuff this contract in the pockets of HH's gasoline draws he'll be
wearing when he splits the gates of Hell wide open. Grow a pair and
vote NO!

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Name: 
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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.

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Name: 
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Employed as: Car repair, for 10-20 years
Posted: 18 November 2017

Loco/engineer, how can you really think that this shit insurance is the
way to go. Just because others have crap insurance doesn't mean we
should drop towards their level. The M&W union has hired insurance
specialists that can save the railroads over a 100 million with a new
plan and keep most of what we have now. It's time to fight guys not
just roll over and take it in the ass. Vote NO!!!!!

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Name: 
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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.

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Name: 
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Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 18 November 2017

TO: Had Enough
               A wise choice to tighten up in expenses. Look around.
You will see a few tight wads, running old pickups, thrifty lunches,
socking away emergency funds. Then you see folks with big Applebee
dinners, new Silverado's with extra chrome, etc. added, who luck out
on a good half or two, and decide to let $$$ rip. If you have ever been
a student you know what Ramen noodles and recycled tea bags are. NOW:
what are you doing for the future job?. I doubt EHH will be any more
eager than the previous gang to pay for courses, although so much is on
line internet, which helps a lot! Getting up after 3rd shift and going
to class, leaving class at 8pm, killing time til 3rd shift starts, etc
is far worse than going on line from home in PJs. If necessary PAY for
courses, study u-tube for things you can learn, build a resume (some
schools call it a portfolio)so when the abandon ship order comes from
JAX you have started the foundation for a new job, volunteer apprentice
for free part time job to learn how to do timing belts or struts,
install prehung steel doors, clean engines (see Chris Fix on u tube)
install brakes and rotors, etc. AND, try to stay healthy. No drunks, no
weight gain, all hard to do when RR lifestyle seems a deliberate attempt
to cause health problems.

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Name: Richard Hurtz
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Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 18 November 2017

Reading comprehension is not a strength, I see.  I didn't stop paying
union dues & remain employeed. I put my family first & left CSX in
April. Didn't want to sit around & wait to get fired or furloughed.
I'm home every night & every weekend. Taken the family to more
amusement parks this year than every year at CSX combined. It has been
great. What I said in my original post, if you would reread it, is that
I haven't been in the union since April but these SMART morons sent me
a ballot anyway. How do you guys suggest I vote since it won't affect
me anyway......

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Name: 
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Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 18 November 2017

Vote No!  Not sure how I will survive if this contract passes.  I got a
sick child and meet the out of pocket every year.  The proposed
agreement doubles the out of pocket in which I will still meet.  I'd
take my chances with the PEN.  Why would they propose anything less
then what was already offered.  Crew consist agreement would never
happen this round anyways.

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Name: had enough
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Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 17 November 2017

GET SMART!

The writing is on the wall and every seasoned railroader knows that if
the Union wants the proposal passed it will be. A no vote is a yes
vote. When was the last time anyone was able to force a recount or has
even challenged the unions.  No one sticks together or even wants to
try. There was a post on here from someone who said they quit paying
their dues in april. Let him explain how he has done it and see how
long he has a job after the company finds out and they fire him.  My
family has made a big decision. we will ride this contract out. In the
meantime we are cutting corners on everything. No more wasted money
spent. No big purchases. No more designer clothes for the kids. No more
eating out. Cheap bread and peanut butter for everyone. Every dime we
can stick in the bank we are doing and waiting to see what happens
later on down the road. If you guys are wise you will do the same
thing. This isn't a joke anymore. This clown is going to be here
awhile unless his lungs finally give out. Better get your heads out of
the sand and start thinking about your families future!

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Name: vote no
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 17 November 2017

vote no on the proposed contract.  its a shit deal!!!

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Name: Y
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Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 17 November 2017

Richard hurtz, how did you get out of the union?

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Name: Richard Hurtz
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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.

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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.

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Name: 
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Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 17 November 2017

What are you hearing in Jax?

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Name: 
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Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 1-10 years
Posted: 17 November 2017

Jax here. The sh%# is hitting the fan here. Major changes soon.

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Name: 
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Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 17 November 2017

Management will receive a bonus this year.  In Q2, HH was talking up a
200% bonus to Ops management however after service issues of Q3, the
150% number is where it is at now.  Q4 #'s will finalize it.

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Name: Reality Check
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Employed as: M of W, for 10-20 years
Posted: 16 November 2017

Re: I Am

Amen, Brother!!! Evil prevails when good men do nothing.

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Name: 
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Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 16 November 2017

Love how CSX states how metrics have improved since the summer and how
they changed how it is measured since then.  Can't even compare dwell
and velocity to other railroads now. So does a train parked outside the
yard count towards dwell time or velocity?

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Name: I AM!!!!
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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!

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