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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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Name: L&N dispr
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Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 30+ years
Posted: 29 August 2015

I was never furloughed as a clerk but I was never guaranteed either.  If
I worked one day a week, I was paid for one day a week.  I can remember
one half after union dues and taxes taken out, I took home $4.85.  It
took me over six years to finally get a guarantee and after that ,I
never looked back.

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Name: 
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 28 August 2015

They just want the government to pay for the not so redi center to keep
it open.....a blind person can see that.....people ask me about getting
a reference to get a job at CSX.....not a fat chance of that
happening....ever...

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Name: 
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Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 28 August 2015

Furloughed out of Avon, IN the day of mark up. Left a great paying job
for csx then got the shaft on promotion day.gotta love the
professionalism and consideration of peoples obligations and families.
Thanks csx!

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Name: Dear abby
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Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 28 August 2015

Of course we  mean nothing to CSX.  Soon trains will be remote operated.
See GE commercial of one train stopped by another train while a second 
Remote train has clear signals.

You are correct!  Railroads fear what they can't control 100
Percent.  THE MEDIA'  You're unions are not taking an active role in
media. They are suppose to be your voice to the public.

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Name: 
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Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years
Posted: 27 August 2015

Unfortunately you had better get use to being furloughed. I think that
this is a very unethical practice by the company. As you are finding
out CSX cares nothing for its employees. The only thing CSX cares about
is their big bonuses for Ward, Munoz,and Sanborn..well and a few others.
Now the one thing this company hates is bad publicity. With all eyes
turning to a presidential election in the next year try reaching out to
some local politicians and news media and let them do some research on
government spending.Then be available to tell your story along with
others in your position.

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Name: teac
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Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years
Posted: 27 August 2015

Are you kidding me.....
  
Did I just read that someone with 10 years seniority is now cut off and
has to make a move somewhere else. That was common 30 years ago but now
it is almost unheard of. Just what is going on if someone with 10 years
on the railroad today can not hold a job. 

Second, in reference to the post about the school and its grants, it is
100 percent true that the government grants are used to supplement the
school and its extravagant overhead cost. Now, if the yards are flooded
with employees the company will do anything, and I repeat anything to
create a turnover rate to keep the revolving door turning at the
school. You cant even image the cost that is incurred to keep the
school open. Electric, insurance, supplies, grounds keeping, staff
cost, food, and too many other things to mention are a constant drain
on the company. Government grants are a major plus for the company.  So
with this in mind do not expect anything to change any time soon. You
ask how can the government give the company money to train employees
and then put them on the street? Padded pockets, loop holes, shared
agreement and god knows what else is used to allow them to do as they
please and as they are doing right now. Unfortunately there is nothing
you can do about it. Face it. You are only a blue collar replaceable
number in a big business that wants and needs a turnover rate of
employees. Your unions have shown no ability to take any control nor
will they ever do so. Padded pockets go deep. Look at your yards. Look
at the changes that are being made everyday where you work. Avon yard
is the biggest example. Look at the restructuring of the yard and its
so called switching yard limits. They call yard limits and terminal
limits the same thing. Rules state yard limits will be designated by YL
signs. Have you seen any. Terminal limits have been stretched 15 miles
out of the actual yard. 15 MILES. Has anyone ever seen a yard that was
15 miles long. Your getting slowly bent over and used and your unions
are allowing it.
Best advice to all of you. Lay low and do not draw any attention to
yourself. Do not allow yourself to be pulled out of service to make
room for a new trainee out of the school. Keep filing your claims no
matter how bad your union is. You do have the right to sue your union
if they are not fulfilling  their obligations to you. You pay them for
a service. They work for you. You DO NOT WORK FOR THEM. Get a copy of
the LMRDA. Read up on your right as a union member under federal law.
 
Don't expect anything to change anytime soon. It will take a major
uproar of the employees to see anything happen. This is a fact. The
unions (especially the UTU) will not do a thing until you as members
cause a major stink. If you draw attention to your work area and anyone
in the media gets involved the unions will come running as fast as they
can so they can step in and grab the spotlight. This gives them the
opportunity to claim any glory if the members get a winning hand. Sorry
to say it, but that's the way the work now.

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Name: 
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Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 27 August 2015

Re conductor
What is ready with government grants

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Name: 
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Employed as: Yard Master, for 30+ years
Posted: 25 August 2015

CSX sucks..just heard today we are losing another customer. Good job
Ward and Oscar are doing. If Oscar gets Ward'job we will be fucked
even more

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Name: Big Wig
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Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 25 August 2015

Thank you folks for making the attendance policy work. Together we can
make a big difference. This is how tomorrow moves. Love you guys.  


Corporate

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Name: 
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Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 24 August 2015

Someone with some knowledge - posted a while back that most of this has
to do with the darned redi center & the government grants.

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Name: 
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Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 1-10 years
Posted: 22 August 2015

In response to Iown4000, CSX does not manage their employees ethically
or responsibly. I have close to 10 years of service and as of this week
I'm furloughed. What a joke!! But yet this company will hire new people
right off the street in surrounding areas and I'm told that if I want
to qualify in another area I will have to do so on my own time and
dime. You would think that the company would take care of an existing
employee first over some new hire right off the street..this is why
employees of CSX have no regard or respect for their company. In my
area over the past 2 years CSX has hired 15 new hires and as soon as
these people completed their on the job training they were furloughed.
Out of those 15, only 1 came back when recalled for work. If I were a
shareholder I would be raising hell  because this was a bad practice
and investment. And this is the trend in other regions as well. Another
example of CSX just pissing money away

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Name: 
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Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 22 August 2015

RE: conductor for 1/10 years

Why NOT throw the train into emergency?
You were afraid of causing a D'Rail like in Baltimore and blowing up
the 7th and 8th cars.

You guys think your way through the consist make up. You are a BOMB
running on a pile of gravel. When you emergency the wheels fall off
stopping the trailing cars and releasing the engines.  Forget the
public and recuse responders.

Some tough decisions you had to make but, you are being stuck between a
rock and a hard spot. Company policy go into emergency and blow up a
town, give the engineer a beating or, take the hit.

Don't look for FRA help they are on the take.

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Name: 
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Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 22 August 2015

RE: Iown4000

As share holders, consider this;

Railroads have had very little new business in decades.  Matter fact,
they have lost a lot of business due to manufacturing going overseas.
Seems like not so good news right?
If Warren Buffet were to give you investing advise, would you take it? 
Buffet bought the BNSF Railroad. Everyone claimed he was off his rocker.
He knew nothing about railroads and the BNSF was a failing railroad.
So, why did Buffet purchase the BNSF? INSIDER INFORMATION!! If you are
a Martha Stewart they put you in prison for insider trading but, NOT
Buffet.  So what insider information does Buffet have that will make
this investiment tremendously profitable? 

Problem with railroads is they want to use strong arm tactics to run
their railroad. This is why posters on this site are always ticked off.
 Railroad management is highly resistent to change, or the concept of
"work smarter not harder" to increse the bottom line. Let me give you
an example: I helped merge the Seaboard and Chessie Railroads. I came up
with an idea that eleminated a huge number of the clerical force,
increasing the CSX bottom line. Do you think that CSX valued this
employee?  Of course not, management only knows how to manage by a whip
rather than work smarter.

Railroads are lording over the federal government to put our nation
into a transportation revolution. This can happen show much faster if
they would simply manage ethically, morally, safely and smarter.

Invest in realistate for Inland Port areas. Be careful that these areas
will not be purchased by states under eminent domaine.

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Name: 
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Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years
Posted: 18 August 2015

What's scary about a merger with UP? I'm sure they can run a railroad
better than CSX. CSX could be a great railroad if the board of
directors would show the Ward the door..Ward and his bunch has cost us
vusiness. Sure things are slow in a lot of markets however I've seen
some business leave CSX and go with other railroads or other modes of
transportation on the Huntington Division  because CSX would rather
have people furloughed instead of working and therefore not able to
meet customer demands. Can't blame the customer. Does UPS or JB Hunt
turn customers away because they don't have the manpower?  I doubt it

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Name: 
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 13 August 2015

Probably pretty soon, but not until they dream up yet another attendance
policy.

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Name: 
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 13 August 2015

Anyone know when the one person crew is to be implemented?.....

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Name: 
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Employed as: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 13 August 2015

From a die-hard democratic anti-company union man:
Anymore, this website sucks as bad as csx, if not worse.

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Name: 
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Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 13 August 2015

RE: Name: UPS
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Employed as: CSX Customer, for N/A
Posted: 13 August 2015

Rumor around the corporate office is that UPS will not be renewing our
contract with CSX next holiday season.

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....I'm intrigued.  Go on....


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Name: Iown4000
E-mail: Iown4000@csx-sucks.com
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 13 August 2015

As a stockholder I appreciate the great work the employees of CSX put
in.  I have met several of you and I am impressed by your
professionalism and concern for safety.  Thanks!

Now the bad news is that railroads jobs will *have to* change.  The
days of unmanned trains will be upon us soon.  I'm hoping to be able
to travel in a driverless car next decade.

In the meantime if an employee or customer has a gripe then I would
appreciate an actionable suggestion.  I am listening.

Best!

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Name: UPS
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Employed as: CSX Customer, for N/A
Posted: 13 August 2015

Rumor around the corporate office is that UPS will not be renewing our
contract with CSX next holiday season.

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