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Webmaster's note:

Since I go through the server logs regularly, I just thought I'd take this opportunity to point out that all of the comments in defense of the company seem to come from Jacksonville, while complaints come from everywhere that the company does business.

You do the math.



Name: We got to being idiots 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 30 November 2020

WTF ARE THEY GONNA GIVE US NONUS FOR WORKING THRU ALL THIS SHIT.WOULD BE
REAL NICE

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 28 November 2020

Conductor 20-30 scab? Moron? Look in the mirror. I have more money and
talent on my worst day then you will your entire life.  Quit and go
back to McDonald’s. You are obviously one of the overpaid who ain’t
worth anything.  Haha.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Engine repair, for 10-20 years
Posted: 27 November 2020

2 hour dump? Is that all? I take an 8 hour dump most of the time. And
FUCK the BLM!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 27 November 2020

Conductor, you don’t need a notice telling you not to call them
trainmasters etc. I don’t care if they want us to call them clowns or
idiots.  You need a notice telling you to wipe your butt after you take
a 2 hour dump on company time? Some of you people are something. Grow up
and do your job or leave. Dang.

Name: conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 27 November 2020

WHERE IS THE NOTICE!  WHERE IS THE RADIO  RULE CHANGE!  WHERE IS THE
SYSTEM WIDE RULE CHANGE FOR ALL FUTURE ISSUED BULLETINS



UNTIL IT ALL COMES OUT IT IS STILL YARDMASTER AND TRAINMASTER!!

You people are the main problem with this company.  They come up with a
new idea, start a damn rumor and then try to enact it and write people
up for not following it.  This is why we have such a screwed up company
and a Union that cant keep up with their shit. Quit sucking up to their
shit and follow rules as they are published in writing and not by word
of mouth!

Name: loco
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 26 November 2020

WARNING WHITE BROTHERS


Just had a black brother going off because we are still using the term 
MASTER in the yard!  There was some rumor going around about csx
changing their terms to not use the word master anymore but none of us
have seen anything in writing or official about it. This brother is
bringing racist crap in on this and there is no doubt this BLM crap is
coming in our yard next. Someone tried telling him it didnt have a damn
thing to do with race. Jesus Christ man! Next thing you know you wont be
able to get a damn Masters degree because some damn snowflake will be
offended. It would be nice if he would just quit and save us all the
trouble he is bringing in the front door.

Name: conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 26 November 2020

CSX


WTF is wrong with you.  Rule this.....rule that..... and half the time
your stupid idiotic rule changes end up being a big fat joke that you
must rewrite.  Are you letting that arrogant rules instructor that
keeps bragging he wrote most of the rules in the new book make all
these changes. Like the stupid moronic rule on riding shoves.  Did you
not even read what was written. It is black and white and specific in
stating you CAN NOT ride a car on the end of a shove move unless it has
a riding platform with a guard rail between the end of the car and the
employee.  Do you know how many cars are designed that way. A damn box
car, auto rack, gondola, hopper etc and half the other designs are not
made that way!  GUESS WHAT GENIUS! The train masters are telling
everyone you are idiots and did not write the rule properly and we are
riding what ever we want. You just cant get it straight can you.  It is
just one big joke after another when it comes to you morons!  I just
cant understand how this company keeps their heads above water!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 26 November 2020

Thankful for FMLA !!!  Biden will give us more days !!!!!

Name: loco
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 22 November 2020

Brothers


The cold hard fact is they can not give 100% factual evidence on how
this virus is really spreading other than it is not really alive and it
doesn't mutate until it finds a host.  Yes, it can be sneezed or spit
out but it has to be inhaled in order to infect you. All you have to do
is google how a virus infects your body. This is why they constantly
change how they think it can infect others. The only thing they have
been constant on is not breathing it in!  This thing, that is not
really alive has an outer casing that once destroyed makes it useless.
That is why in my opinon, keeping your hands clean and cleaning stuff
around you is way more important than the mask. If you want to learn
more about it, while you are sitting on your butts google how a virus
is developed and how it replicates in the body. As for the CSX policy,
it is no different than any other big companies policy that wants it
people to come to work all the frickin time. They have and will
continue to come up with exceptions for the rules and bend the info to
keep workers coming in  Every industry across the nation knows now how
this virus spreads and how to cut it back. Keep your hands and crap
around you clean and DONT BREATH OR SNEEZE on anyone!  Just assume that
everyone is a carrier. People who get it and dont get sick are in better
health or their bodies just dont have the right environment for it to
attach to their cells and replicate. They are still trying to figure
out how this happens for some people and not others! What they need to
do is a full investigation of the railroad industry and find out why we
aren't falling out across the nation when we are stuck in cabs together
with the windows shut most of the time, share nasty cramped bathrooms
together, share radio mics and touch every thing in the cab that the
other person does. We ride in vans together and most of us dont wear
mask!  So how come it isnt rampant in our industry. My guess we are so
pickled with germs from day one and most of us have one hell of an
immune system and are tough from working in all kinds of weather
conditions. Freezing our arsses of in cold cabs and sweating in hot
ones. Same thing outside for the ground workers.  I think the exercise,
constant exposure to the outside and filth has a lot to do with it! God
knows the air filters in the locomotive cabs are worthless and we have
smelled that stench that comes off of hot side wall heaters. If the
virus is sitting on one of those when it comes on, there is no way in
hell it will survive that! It cant stick to greasy surfaces either.
That takes care of the walkways with oil on them. We wear gloves
outside most the time and they always have some kind of grease or oil
and dirt on them. So do the soles of our boots.  HELL! I think I just
figured out why we are not getting it!

Name: Throw us a BONE
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 18 November 2020

WTF any chance of getting a bonus from CSX for working and not saying a
word or stopping the railroad. I guess we just get boned. Kinda expect
not getting anything from our GREAT  RAILROAD.

Name: conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 14 November 2020

HEY FRA!!!!


How about reading that covid bulletin out.  The rule stating that any
one who MAY HAVE been infected but cleared to come back to work must
wear a mask while working unless they are eating or drinking!

Remember when you had to step in and put a stop to the sign on bonus
offered to new hires that stated if they didn't get hurt or report and
injury they would get a pay off?  Remember when you had to slap their
hands and order them to knock off the attempt to get new hires to keep
their mouth shut and not report just so they could get the $$$$!

Now, do your job!  If a person comes back with the CSX blessing then
they should be good enough to work like everyone else who is not
wearing a mask all the time. Social distancing does not exist on the
railroad!  People are not getting sick all the time. Enough with this
blown up bull crap and trumped up numbers from testing. Leave the
railroad industry alone!

Name: conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 13 November 2020

Ha!

How funny is it they don't have the new bullshit covid notice 116 on
the tablet. Been out long enough to be on the tablet.  Touchy subject
since that rule 2009.24 is intimidating as hell.

Name: HR
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 1-10 years
Posted: 13 November 2020

New safety rule 2009.24

Employees who have been exposed to someone with a contagious
respiratory disease but are NOT SHOWING signs or symptoms and have been
cleared by CSX  medical department to continue working must wear a mask
AT ALL TIMES WHEN
Inside a locomotive cab, or
Inside a vehicle or;
With exception of briefly pulling the mask down to eat or drink.


NOTICE THE RULE DOES NOT STATE FOR 10 OR 14 days!!!

This is an attempt to intimidate all employees from reporting any
exposure to suspected person's with the virus. Because of the fear of
having to wear a mask until further notice as stated by the verbage of
this notice, there will be many who will not report any instance of
exposure or possible self illness. This policy should be resended and
if not it should be forwarded to the proper legal authorities. This is
an attempt to intimidate and discourage everyone from being honest and
coming forward with information. The FRA should be reviewing this
policy and demanding a change in the rule. This is just an attempt to
limit mark off and shortages of employees due to virus reporting.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 12 November 2020

https://ca.gofundme.com/f/darin-listons


Can't believe this company took away your safety tools in the name of
profit.Prior to the adoption of railroad brake tools a user would
generally have had to step within the gauge of the tracks and place
himself between cars to perform these operations.



Because the brake wheel is often mounted out of easy reach, without the
use of safety tools, an operator must step to the end of the car and
mount the ladder to operate the brake wheel, setting or releasing the
brake by hand (hence the name: hand-brake) of the rail car. Often, this
puts the operator between adjacent railcars. After setting or releasing
the handbrake, the operator must then descend the ladder and dismount
from the car.

The act of climbing the car’s ladder also puts the operator at great
risk, as in wet conditions, an operator could fall from the upper rungs
of the ladder to the ground.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 12 November 2020

Men who are exposed to covid still must work and, haven't seen a pay
raise. This is a crock. Stop rushing us , a have a front line manager
actually appreciate our efforts instead of harnessing and intimidating.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 12 November 2020

Support a brother.

https://ca.gofundme.com/f/darin-listons

Name: conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 11 November 2020

CSX NEW COVID MASK POLICY!!!!!!


After 10 months of not giving a rats ass about wearing mask and just
putting their concern on paper to look good to the public, CSX has a
new policy that states that T&E crews must wear a mask if unable to
stay 6 feet apart and may only remove it to eat or drink.  Now, lets
not forget about safety boys and girls. What are the crews supposed to
do when talking on radios for hours at a time flat switching or
communicating on noisy, static ridden radio's with dispatchers, yard
supervisors, work foreman or other road crews on trains? Guess you
better hope you don't have a camera somewhere that they can catch you
and charge you with a new violation!

Lets get to the real point of this whole new policy. 
TOO MANY PEOPLE CLAIMING COVID EXPOSURE and taking time off. This is no
more than attempt to put fear into anyone who might claim to have been
exposed while being at work around someone else who has claimed to have
been exposed to it. Fear that if you claim that you have been exposed
from a co worker, they will down load a camera if you were in a
locomotive with them or have a wagon drivers camera down loaded and see
if you had a mask on.  If you didn't you will be charged for violating
the new rule and will most likely be charged with a major offense and
may even be fired! 

Man power shortages have them in a bind. IF Biden does win and does get
away with shutting down the country again, CSX will see a repeat of what
happened before. Shipments will be cut again, crews will have to be laid
off and they will be back to square one. They already know that people
will do like they did before and not come back. After having the union
agreements raped, pay stolen, caps reduced and a attendance policy from
hell put in place, they got bit in the ass when they sent people
packing. They cant afford to have anyone off now taking 14 days to
quarantine. The cat was let out of the bag a long time ago. It was
posted on here and out in the public that railroaders were not wearing
mask and they were not getting sick. It was let out of the bag that
managers and other crafts were not wearing mask and separating and they
weren't falling out sick either.  SO WHY THE SUDDEN CONCERN???
The only logical reason is they are afraid it will turn into the same
thing that has happened with FMLA mark off. If they catch you without a
mask they are not going to say one word to you. They will make a note of
it and keep the info on file. If you never ask for time off to
quarantine, they are not going to say one word! If they actually
started charging employees for not wearing a mask and social distancing
they would lose over 3/4 of the work force in ALL CRAFTS! Not only that
but they would lose most of their field managers. This is just a smoke
and mirror legal show and a scare tactic in the making. It is way too
late to act like there is a real concern about the health and safety of
a workforce that has proven for over 10 months that the virus scare is
over blown!

Name: Biden/Harris phoneys
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 11 November 2020

Are we gonna follow the Truckers:If we do its lights out for the
country. REMEMBER . IF YOU GOT IT A TRUCK BROUGHT IT:But A TRAIN
BROUGHT THE TRUCK. Fuck those idiot Liberals

Name: Ceo
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 10 November 2020

Worked for intermodal for a week. Waited about a month from the time i
was hired to start. Bought a 150 dollar pair of boots. No sign on
bonus. Worked 6 days in intermodal. Could have probably got a job
anywhere with my safe driving record but chose this company. Flew some
guys down from georgia to train us. Half the applicants failed the drug
test. Was told i was in a union. Some phsycho truck driver startled me
while i was driving the yard horse. Typical intimidation horseplay
stuff. Was always told yard jockeys had the right of way. Csx worcester
is more or less a kiss ass operation . called in sick the next day they
called me later saying i wasnt working out due to forgetting to put my
seat belt on. (While im training. Distracted by the trainers you spent
so much money to train me) im training. Intermodal worker. Why is there
so much conflict. Would you work there when you could get a truck
driving job anywhere cuz of your safety record. No sign on bonus.why
these people are in power positions explains this post. Where is the
union. Csx sucks

Name: FMLA
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 10 November 2020

So regardless of what co-workers think about folks using FMLA, CSX has a
obligation to allow use of granted FMLA use throughout the year without
interfering with, trying to restrain or intimidate into being afraid of
not using what it is for.

  With that being said, I recently spoke with a man in the G.C. office
last week and he strongly suggested I file a formal complaint with the
U.S. department of labor and contact a Attorney for legal advice.  To
be brief, I was sent a letter by CSX wrongfully accusing me of misusing
my approved FMLA in conjunction with rest days, D.V. and P.L. days. I do
not dispute I was doing this, but the days I used FMLA was for
documented Dr. appts. Note: pattern layoff on weekends was not a
issue.

  When a employee receives their FMLA approval letter for the allowed
number of mark offs for Dr. Appts, episodes that is your excuse folks.
No further verification should be needed until the annual renewal is
required. I was required to go to my Dr's and get notes for the days
in question, Fax this to the lady in the CSX FMLA dept. at this time
she forwarded this to the CSX chief Medical Officer who promptly
removed this from my record.

  This is unacceptable, just because CSX wants to get rid of all
Engineers and Conductor's and they don't have manpower to run trains
due to greed and incompetent management does not give them the right to
intimidate, bully and try to make it's employees to use FMLA. At the
end of the day, these are not good, decent people we work for and this
kind of abuse cannot be allowed to happen any further, If this has
happened to you file a complaint with the US dept. of labor, and by all
means contact a Attorney. I will personally be going after everyone
involved, CSX, lady in FMLA dept, and the company officer on the
certified letter.

Name: Biden-Harris RIP USA
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 09 November 2020

The working man is screwed:

Amnesty for over 15 million undocumented, plus extended family 
(anchor families will add another 15 million), diluting the work force
will give more leverage to a already corrupt corporate America, and
more leverage to China. And China will invade Taiwan a day after creepy
Joe is sworn in.
Trump rebooted America to a position of international strength 
(he crossed China's Red Line by supporting a democracy and armed
Taiwan)
and creepy Joe will surrender to China because he and his corrupt son,
the crack head, has already been compromised!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 07 November 2020

Me, if all this was done under cover and a hush order was signed. How
are u so privileged that u know about it. I hear guys all this time
talking about things they don’t know because supposedly they have a
inside track or know somebody that knows somebody. There’s more rumors
at CSX than at a gossip magazine.

Name: Me
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 07 November 2020

So CSX has naturally been trying to keep this Quiet for a long time. 
You folks wonder what happened to Jermaine Swafford? He was on his fast
lane to the top then all of the sudden he just disappeared.  

  Hunter Harrison use to degrade Mr. Swafford on conference calls and
intentionally call him Jerome amongst other things. Unbeknownst to Mr.
Harrison, Mr. Swafford was secretly recording all his conference calls
with Hunter and other managers. One day, Hunter had just finished his
daily belittling and ass chewing of his managers. Ole Hunter thought he
had hung up the phone, but he didn't. He proceeded to call Jeramine a
Nigger on a live line.

  Well, fast forward to CSX settling with Jermaine Swafford for
millions out of court and Jermaine signing a Hush order. Can't imagine
the financial damage that would have occurred had this got out to the
public and investors, after CSX had just signed Hunter to a 300 million
dollar deal.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 06 November 2020

FREE AT LAST, FREE AT LAST! THANK GOD ALMIGHTY, I'M FREE AT LAST!!!

Name: conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 06 November 2020

The gateway is publicity suck. Sponsors and trumped up media glory to
suck in investors and customers. Nothing more than a mental
manipulation shit show. We all know what really goes on in the field.
This site is the only place brothers can post the deal truth.

Name: Ape
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 05 November 2020

Has anyone ever noticed on the CSX gateway they never show any employees
under then at corporate office ceo cfo. No employees recognition only
about well someone got the hazmat award or addressing banks. But so to
say T&E employees are doing great is another story. When you take
everything away no recognition no nothing but let’s keep moral up

Name: conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 05 November 2020

Ape


Why isnt this out and people being told about it. The want to keep it
quiet. Look bad in th media. Might hurt the stock and their safety
awards. Just like when our brother died last month. They wouldn't
lower the flags half staff but When that piece of shit Hunter Harrison
died they ordered the flags lowered half staff. Where the hell did they
get off ordering that but when a hard working brother dies they don't
show one ounce of respect for us.  CSX is nothing but a piece of shit!

Name: APE
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 04 November 2020

Hello JP. This happend at Russell yard in Russell Ky. Darrin Liston was
the guy working the job with Jerry keating. Working y103 yard job west
end. He fell off a a car and yelled out call 911 engineer Jerry keating
ran back to see what happened found conductor with his legs laying in
his lap. It pinched his legs off one above one below the knee. He is in
the ICU on ventilator they removed some parts of his legs and he had
been out on IV for  pain. This is a very unforgiven business company
don’t care it’s hurry up run let’s get the work done but be safe don’t
tear nothing up don’t get hurt!!!! Cut all you can FRA don’t care cut
scrap and sale. Now with two person crews on the line any job they can
cut and add more work on they will. It’s all about cut scrap and sale.
Darin great guy 16 year employee prayers go out to him and his family.
This was posted on WSAZ news. Russell used to have two men on east end
jobs now cut to one switch both sides cut all the jobs possible they
can when it takes a man 12 years to hold a job it’s cut to the bone
thank you corporate for doing more with less it proves it’s not about
safety but wall street and your stock while you get record breaking
profits people have died losing body parts getting hurt for what to
save a dollar they don’t want there money they want Employees money cut
scrap sale fight for claims to get paid FRA don’t care no one does.
Don’t mean to grip but this railroad has turns to shit. No thanks
awards no safety cookouts or year of service awards no face to face
meetings about rule classes man power shortages! Let’s cut all we can
sale all we can no one cares but I can’t think why the employee moral
is down!!! Only one to profit is wall street. No engineer bonuses no
nothing. Just work but don’t take a nap even when you have some
management ride with you down the road and they sleep under the camera
we issue rules that they can’t abide by but we expect you too. Funny
how they have cameras in the cab and we are monitorerrd 24/7 but no one
else has cameras trainmasters MOW service center no where but T&E all
have cameras Railcrew vans crew rooms cabs of locomotives yards all
cameras. We must be the best looking group since we are the only ones
needs spide on. Even drones best wishes again and prayers for him and
his family

Name: Fucking idiots
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 03 November 2020

Look at this, you moron.
https://www.forbes.com/sites/chuckjones/2020/02/29/four-charts-comparing-trumps-vs-obamas-stock-market-returns/?sh=6340da7a3552

Trump rode Obama's coat tails and then still managed to ratfuck both
the epidemic response and his re-election hopes by being a the most
tone deaf narcissist on the fucking planet. The economy is fucked right
now beccuase of trump. He sucks cock. Vote for trump because you are a
scared fat whit racist idiot. I work with you every day. I hate your
fucking guts too.

Name: railroaded of the past
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 02 November 2020

if u want a job today vote for plugs. 
if you want a job in 2 years
vote for Trump  
Biden had 8 years with obumski
he dont care about you.
if "joe" cared..
"why didn't you do it , joe"
hes been at it for 48 years..
when you guys gonna learn.
the demonrat party aint for you.
the working class.
they gave your jobs to China 
and obumskie said those jobs where gonna come back
obumski didn't care about you and neither does plugs/cameltoe
stop believing your local chairman. 
vote for your job .
vote for Trump!!

Name: Crooks
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 02 November 2020

https://youtu.be/KmPm6Fpd0ic
Sounds like CSX

Name: conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 01 November 2020

Brother

Dont blame the union as much as your doing because I can tell you for a
fact that tickets are being given out and the agreement is being honored
in smaller terminals. It is the big terminals like Avon big four yard
that is stealing hand over fist. They are being told to do it because
they have so many members and more overhead and can't get their heads
above water. They are paying smaller yards. The small yards all over
the system get their shit paid. Avon is a stink hole and CSX has to
pick the bigger terminals to lay down on the union members. You are
better off leaving a big terminal and going somewhere smaller. The hit
squad in the CSX finance department has their heads focused on the
bigger yards!

Name: conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 01 November 2020

FRA!!!

I was told by a rules class instructor that if I am boarded by you and
you ask to see our air brake test slip, if we have you more than 1 you
can find us $25,000 for each slip beyond one. He said you only want to
see one. Our rules state the engineer is supposed to update the
information on the brake slip with all information. If we pick.up in
interchange or line of road he said we don't need written proof we did
a class 1 air test in writing and don't do the slip. There isn't
enough room on 1 slip to add the amount of cars we pick most the time.
Why in the hell would you fine us for documention our train and car
information. Where is the time and proof it was done? Who's arss goes
down if there is brake problems when leaving with a pickup and no one
has anything written down for info if the train derails and it is
determined that it was due to faulty brakes?

Name: c
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 29 October 2020

Other

That stupid comment is exactly what they want from us. They want to
beat us down to and you are stepping right into it.  Dont you get it
man. People are going to lose jobs with the hourly. If they can make
you do any damn thing they want for 12 straight hours they will be able
to reduce the extra board. They will only need enough people to fill
vacancies for jobs on rest days. The bullshit union contract has always
stated in black and white that the carrier will keep enough men hired to
cover anticipated vacation, personal, sick etc to keep the jobs filled.
First the son of a bitches make an attendance policy from hell to scare
men into taking a sick day when they seriously need one. Then the screw
the hell out of you on getting a PB day. Yeah, sure you can get one but
then you are punished for it! It goes against your good attendance and
you have to start your 6 month prison sentence all over again. THEY
ALLOW YOU TO TAKE IT THEN PUNISH YOU! What is sad is the fact you have
to have your house burning down before they will approve one. People
bitch about the guys getting and using FMLA when the carrier is the one
who forced everyone into a corner. Dont hate the men, hate the carrier
who created the monsters! Then they turn around and cut jobs on purpose
to put men on the street thus being able to reduce the caps because they
claim the have man power shortage.  These son of a bitches pay lawyers
good money to cover their asses and accountants to crunch numbers on a
daily basis. They have labor law lawyers watching their every move to
plan their attack when this issue is brought up. The law is on their
side. NOT ONE SINGLE UNION has any power over the carriers financial
plan and they can not enforce any article the carrier deems as
threatening to their financial stability.  All they have to do is claim
if they pay our claims as agreed it will put them in the hole and cause
the company to lose money.  It is all one big game. This is why you put
the claims in and keep them coming. When they are making money hand over
fist again there is no reason for them not to pay out our stolen money
that is way over past due.  You want hourly rate???  If your dumb
enough to vote for it and put others on the street then you better do
it for a damn good wage that even the devil himself would be happy
with. No less than 60.00 and hour for first 10 hours and time and a
half for the last two. NO INCREASE IN HEALTH INSURANCE!  And the damn
unions don't get a raise for it either. It will not cost them a dime
other than lost dues from men who lose their jobs. They can keep their
kick backs and pay off under the table.

Name: conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 29 October 2020

Investors and Hedge fund!

I can personally tell you that I WILL NOT EVER EVER EVER answer a
roster call to help out with your created man power shortages. YES, the
board of directors, Labor relations and the UNIONS are solely
responsible for all of this. You allowed the cutting of manpower and
assets to line your silver pockets and now it is biting you in the ASS!
 WE WILL NOT BE WORKED LIKE SLAVES AND WHIPPED DOGS WHILE YOU STEAL OUR
MONEY! YOU THINK WE ARE STUPID????  We know what you are trying to do.
Conditioning the work force to accept conditions that mimic the hourly
wage model. The little BOY chucky who thinks that making crews come in
and work several different jobs after being gone from home for days
without agreed pay is going to make him look like a financial genious
is sadly mistaken. Forcing yard crews to work two assigned shifts on
one assigned time ticket is outright thievery! We know the CN model. We
were all warned by CN employees who dealt with the old man HUNTER! The
only ones who will lay down and kiss your shoes are the new hires who
haven't been screwed over long enough to be conditioned to hate you.
Give them time. It will happen. 

WARNING! You won't like it if you force our hands. We get paid. There
is nothing you can do about that. We don't work for free. You might
steal our extra pay due us for extra work outside of our assigned jobs,
but we can take your job completely. You violate state and federal laws
every day. You know this is true. Whistle blowing will be your worst
enemy after BAD PUBLICITY!
Keep biting the hands that feed you.

Name: Engineer 41yrs
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 28 October 2020

A word from Joe Biden.   https://youtu.be/vF_mcw7dRjw

Name: conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 27 October 2020

Ape


It isnt the FRA that is the problems.  It is the damn UNIONS!

I am sick and tired of coming in off the road after being gone for 2
days, tired as hell and ready to go home, just to be pulled off my
train and told you are going to go hostel power, drag in trains or pull
god damn cars WITH NO TICKET FOR A DAMN THING! Then the smart asses tell
you PUT A CLAIM IN!  I am sick and tired of the LC telling you  THEY CAN
DO THAT NOW! THEY CAN DO THAT NOW!  Who hell decided they can do that
now! I don't know of any unions who does more horsetrading and
screwing the hell out of their members than the UTU and the BLET!  You
can bet your ass they will end up negotiating for hourly wages right
behind our backs and not include us in any vote on this.  You can bet
someone in the international is getting their pockets stuffed with
bribe money to get it done.  I say screw striking against the company,
we need to strike against the damn unions.  I swear to god if I hear
one more time, THEY CAN DO THAT NOW I'm going to puke and then just
bitch slap the LC mouth that it comes out of. The LC should be the ones
taking these crooked bastards on. They are on the front lines and should
be knee deep up into their shit.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 27 October 2020

I say vote for joe Biden and get rid of the trump administration that
appointed Ron Batory of the FRA since they haven’t done anything for
the railroaders. Something needs to change this PSR is terrible don’t
care about nothing but cut scrap sale. 
3 F’s
F-CK your pay
Fire you
Furlough you 

CUT SCRAP AND SALE more into saving money then making money. These
jokers couldn’t run a train around a Christmas tree

Name: conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 27 October 2020

Investors

Hold on to your wallets!  The time of reckoning is coming. You can only
steal from and harrass people so long before they break. Why come to
work when you are forced to work punk jobs after you have done your
assigned work and not get paid what CSX has put their agreed signature
on. Rape the hell out of us and the agreement. Twist the language and
blow smoke up our asses. If laying down and not showing up doesn't
work, maybe the USDOT and the customers will help them see the error of
their ways. No one to blame but themselves!

Name: conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 25 October 2020

Conductor 20-30

What you are describing is not an HOS violation. Working over 12 hours,
like when they put you in a situation where you have to move a train or
get your power put somewhere that you can get off of it in a place to
get to a wagon AFTER YOU ARE OUTLAWED! Thats the shit that is HOS
violations. Screwing our eyes out with violations of our agreement and
making us work extra jobs without tickets is just being thieving low
life unethical jackasses.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 25 October 2020

HOS violation already happens daily. How they cut the jobs and don't
pay overtime. You work for free!

OK company mole....bring on your best shot!

Name: EX CN
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years
Posted: 24 October 2020

WARNING CSX EMPLOYEES

Keep your ears and eyes open. The crap is going to get deep for CSX
supervisors. They will slowly replace them with CN and outsiders. There
will be animosity and in fighting. They will push and harrass CSX
managers to rush and cut corners. They will violate all rules in place
and complain CSX RULES are too strict and put all concern for safety on
the back burner. TAKE YOUR BLINDERS OFF!  Foote is well aware it is
happening. When they took on Hunter Harrison it was a test run to see
how well his management style could be pulled off. PSR is still here is
it not? CSX is bringing in the CN underground just like they did when
they brought in all the NS rejects in the past. How easily you have all
forgotten. Do not forget what HH said in a interview with a major news
source.

CULTURES CHANGE ONE FUNERAL AT A TIME!
Watch your backs, document all violations, call the FRA, and use your
good faith challenge right. Put your GC OFFICE in the hot seat. Start a
petition for excessive discipline and supervisors ordering rules
violations. You are in for a nasty ride. Not getting your extra time
tickets per your union agreements is the last of your worries. Think
about this one...How many class 1 railroads have or have had a CEO that
had their own training CAMP! Get your military boots on!

Name: Safety
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 23 October 2020

ENGINEERS

The rules are written in black and white with NO EXCEPTIONS as to how
you are to set up an unattended DP remote engine. 
It has been reported that Trainmasters have been ordering crews to set
out the DP units without the EC switch in issolate to expedite quicker
moves. It has also been reported that crews are getting DP units out of
their engine houses already locked up and are being instructed to stay
out of them and not to set the EC switch to isolate when attatching
them to the head end of a cut of cars or setting them out in a track by
themselves.
THIS IS A SERIOUS FRA VIOLATION AND SHOULD BE REPORTED TO YOUR LOCAL
CHAIRMAN AND YOUR RESPECTIVE FRA AGENTS. There is no room for these
kind of unsafe and dangerous actions. Cutting corners and demanding the
unsafe securement of remote or DP locomotives can not be tolerated.
Departure times of any train does not justify endangering crews or
other craft workers on the property. REPORT THESE ACTIONS IN A TIMELY
MANNER.

Name: UP guy
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 23 October 2020

What?

UP union CORRUPTION

Can you elaborate on what's going on with the UP union CORRUPTION
thing on the
LA service unit? Utu? BLE? Please tell us more.

Thanks!!

Name: conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 23 October 2020

cond 10-20


You got that right about management crossing our lines. Not just ours
either.  They have been hanging tele's, lacing up hoses, take off
brakes and I heard one of them moved an engine last week. This is
bullshit. These kind of violations are supposed to go straight to the
top. I bet no one is turning them in because they are scared of these
new CN cronies they are bringing in.  Sit back and bitch and let them
rape you and the agreement and not say a word.  That is one thing these
CN managers have on their side.

Name: conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 22 October 2020

Corporate mole

You just gave it away. If you were real railroad you would know who HH
is.

Time for the distractors to chime in. Topics must be making someone
itch in Jacksonville. 
What about this accident that was posted????  Did not hear about it.
Bound to happen out here. The next one will be at the big 4 yard at
Avon. Breaking operating and timetable special instruction rules out
the arss! Management has been crossing into union covered territory and
doing the work of T&E. This is major no no crap going on there. HOS is
going to be their next thorn in the arss. 

OK company mole....bring on your best shot!

Name: carman
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years
Posted: 20 October 2020

FRA!


Get off your lazy arsses and get out to the yards. You better make a
run to Avon big four while your at it. The crazy stuff that is going on
there is just out of this world. They have these new CN and Supers who
think the rules are theirs to twist and break any way they want. You
have idea. And the T&E crews are being ordered to do stuff that we all
know is not right. Someone is going get seriously hurt or killed with
these orders to cut corners on serious rules!!!!

Name: UP Union Management Corruption
E-mail: ogdenutah@protonmail.com
Employed as: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 20 October 2020

UP Conductors:

The deadline for an updated UP/Union Corruption will be updated soon,
need more info on the LA Service Unit payoffs.

Name: PSR is shit
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 19 October 2020

Imagine if a former employee went ape shit and murdered the crazy ass
management.
Yeah CSX. We’re sick and tired of you sucking stockers dicks you so can
fire employees.

#DownWithCSX.
#CSXStop.
#CSXIsGć

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 19 October 2020

https://youtu.be/vF_mcw7dRjw

Name: conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 19 October 2020

Brothers

This is some crazy shitz! The CN guys warned us that HH ordered union
and federal rules to be broke, but the shitz going on now is just
jacked up! Hh is dead but these cronies are hell bent on following in
his foot steps. This ain't happening on my watch. Operating rules
departments needs to know how they are twisting rules and just outright
violating them. Where do these retards get the idea they can violate Fed
and  State laws any time they want. Hell no! Not on my watch. Looks like
whistleblowing is going to be the next norm out here!

Name: Biden Train
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 18 October 2020

Vote for Biden and let's get the better and lucrative contracts shoved
down the National and CSXT labor relations throats.

Fuck Trump! He's going to Federal Prison or try to make a run for
Russia 🇷🇺.

Fuck white Surpremist anyways!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 17 October 2020

FMLA for that Bama game !!!!! MAGA Rolltide

Name: conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 17 October 2020

Ha!ha! Brothers

Have you been asleep. Have you not watched them slip in CN management
littlt by little after the old man Hunter died. You were warned time
and time again by CN crews that lived his nightmare and his henchmen
who did his dirty work, it was coming. They are going to screw eyes
out. CN guys claim they won their claims in the long run. HOW? What was
their representation like. Don't forget boys, they know the mistakes
they made in the past and they are coming back with a new and improved
plan. This is not the time for little boys to be working out here. Grow
a pair or quit and go home. This is not a fair ball game. The gloves are
off. You better start thinking how your going to level the playing
field.

Name: conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 17 October 2020

Tracking

I thought the only way they could track you is if you have your
location app on. I didn't think they had the capabilities to do that.
When you down load an app it usually gives you details on what they can
access. It is the law.  I will have to go in an look into the details of
their app. If they dont have info listed and they can access your files
then they should be reported. That is illegal.

Name: conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 17 October 2020

Karma

Amen brother. That TM Chuck supposidly made a gentleman's agreement if
Avon crews take care of the 642 outbound work  their crews would do all
the 641 outbound work. It doesn't work out that way most the time.
There are certain laf. Guys who always seen to never get in on time and
Avon crews get screwed going that work too. There is no such thing as a
damn gentleman's agreement! The crooked Chicago supervisors took off
the first shift yard job so they could deny claims. Labor relations is
saying YW claims are no good because there is no yard jobs. If second
trip comes on duty while your working you should stop working and they
should take over.  Of course that ain't gonna happen! Add 2nd shift
yard crew to your claim. Put names and cars handled in their shift. All
moved made over 3. This bullshit that it's an intermediate terminal is
bullshit as well. You go to the hotel. It's the end of your run. It's
the beginning run for the outbound. Also, you need to report doing the
carmans work if you got to class one any tracks. They have one assigned
to the yard and he is never there. They say he can't class one cars
unless they are on air supply. You should never have to class one any
cars hooked to air. That's his job or a damn yard jobs duties. They
get away with too much shit there. Pulling in and doing 3-4 hours flat
switching to build the outbound train is bullshit. Crews should set out
their inbound Lafayette cars and get the hell off. Outbound needs to get
on their shitand do their jobs. Avon crews build their train at home
then come in and build Lafayetts outbound. Treated like dogs. This is
why NO ONE will answer a roster call and why so many take FMLA!

Name: Trump train
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 16 October 2020

TRUMP 2020 MAGA!!!!!!!

Name: karma
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 16 October 2020

Conductor for 1-10.
  
   Yes taking trains to Lafayette is ridiculous. It's taking way more
that 3 moves to get the train ready for the outbound crew to take the
train to Chicago. Keep turning in those YW claims, Labor Relations will
decline them, just be very specific as to ever move you made and give to
you LC for appeal. Also, as with most other terminals, be very careful
what you say around those Lafayette Yardmasters, they are notorious for
throwing guys under the bus for everything.

Name: Cell Phone Tracking
E-mail: companyspying@info.com
Employed as: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 15 October 2020

Everyone should know by now, if you download your company app on your
smartphone, your employer can track your every movement (including
strip clubs), has access to your media files, contact list,
photos,and--can enable your camera/microphone for easy observation. 


Share this link ASAP!

Name: conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 15 October 2020

Conductor brothers

Does anyone know what the article number is for the time we have to
return a call.  I know I have seen it in the past that we have 10
minutes to return a call from CMC. The new IVR miss call procedure is a
bunch of bull shit and I can tell you right now, it is not a 10 minute
procedure from the time they call you first to the last call. I don't
have a secondary number and they did not call me 3 times like they
stated they would do with someone who does. I also know of 2 guys who
have already been miss called by this new IVR intimidation call system
and it was only 6 minutes after the 3rd attempt. They were both already
miss called. This company is just stooping to an all time low and its
time for some come to Jesus meetings. They can take this crap and stick
it.  I will take the miss call and the 12 hours off and file ethic
charges against their asses while Im drinking beer and enjoying my
sentence!  There is no doubt this is being done by the new CN regime.
Need to send their asses packing and back to Canada where they belong!

Name: conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 15 October 2020

Brothers 

Lafayette yard is a cess pool from hell. Don't ever take a train
there. You are whipped and beat like dogs there. Violate the shit out
of the agreement.

Name: YM!
E-mail: 
Employed as: Yard Master, for 1-10 years
Posted: 12 October 2020

FACTS GIRLS!

We all know who was crying on that last post. Lets get something
straight here.  when you roll in form Avon or from Chicago on a
specific train an in goes through with the same job symbol it is
because the train is considered THROUGH FREIGHT to the other end. The
yard you stop in on the way to do a pick up and set off in not
originating.  It is an intermediate location! Therefore it is no
different than stopping in route and picking up in a siding or even a
closed yard. So get over it!  The yard your are arriving at whether it
be from Chicago to your home terminal or from Avon to your away
terminal is classified as an intermediate point and you can do 3 moves
to build the thing.

Name: conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 12 October 2020

Broters


According to CSX labor relations because of some public law board
ruling, all through freight trains can now build the outbound trains at
the away from home terminal if the train is going to continue on with
the same job symbol. It doesnt matter if there is a yard crew on duty. 
they are claiming that the train has multiple work orders. They dont
care if the train orders have different locations as departing or
different crew on them. They dont care if your work order states
specific cars to be delivered to the AFHT! If the second work order for
the next crew has the same job symbol, you can do all their work
including the yard switchers work.  they have admitted this action on
hundreds of earning statements across the system. The unions know they
are doing this, We all know this is pure made up bullcrap in an attempt
to reduce yard crews and bringing back man power. PUT THE CLAIMS IN! 
THIS IS TOTAL BULL CRAP! Flood the GC office with complaints. These are
different trains. These trains do not contain your cars you set off and
delivered per your workorder. It is a different train leaving from a
different terminal with different crews.  They are trying to force us
to work under the hourly wage rule. PUT THE CLAIMS IN!

Name: conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 12 October 2020

Hadenough


You got that right man!  And as for the comments on statements, that is
not the only bull crap they are putting on them.  A bunch of us are
getting comments made that our claims are not valid due to past rulings
on public law board rulings. These desk jockeys have no idea about any
ruling or have any idea what our agreement even have written in them. 
they are not schooled on the language and they sure the hell are not
labor law lawyers. they are told what to say. They just log in what in
on the claim, verify the code and add the comment. There are a mass
amount of statements with the same frickin answer. It is programmed in
to be added.  The unions know this. That is why it is important to send
this crap up immediately thru your local  chairman so they can be put on
notice of what they are doing. The guys from the CN came on here and
warned us when HH came in on what was going to happen when the CN union
busters started coming in. You cant say you didnt know unless you dont
visit this site. This is why CSX hates it so much. Whistleblowing info
on this site, exposing corrupt and abusive managers, breaking FRA laws
and the list goes on gets posted on here. Best place to get it out in
the public. There are alot of people in all work fields that read this
site. They all know how the railroad industry is. 
According to Labor relations, all through freight train crews who
arrive at their away from home terminal can build all outbound freight
trains if they have the same job symbol and it is considered a through
train. It doesnt matter if there are yard crews there working. They are
claiming that it is a through train and if it does don't end there then
the inbound can build the entire outbound crews train.  So you deliver
the cars that are specific to your train, workorder and terminal to
terminal, then spend hours flat switching out the cars in the yard and
pulling tracks to build the outbound train. Doesnt matter if the
outbound crew is on duty and sitting in the crew building.  It is your
work now. They are getting smart though. They are waiting to call the
crew on duty after they know you will arrive and will be in the middle
of doing all the work. Problem here is they have yard crews. Even if
they didnt, they should have the outbound crew in place to put their
train together. It is total bull shit that a crew has to roll in after
putting their train together and be delayed from going to the hotel to
get rest because they have to stay and build someone elses damn train.
I smell favortism and ass kissing going on here.

Name: HADENOUGH
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 11 October 2020

GET IT RIGHT!!!

You little boys better start getting your heads out of your asses and
grow a damn pair. Those last stupid ignorant post are nothing more than
post from management distractors, company sucks or just ignorant morons.
 They are raping the hell out of us. They are sucking the life out of
our union agreements.  

Straight from the mouth of an ex labor relations employee.  If they
make the comment on your earning statement that your claim in not in
your agreement, they have not even read it. This person sent out an
email to let people know just how they handle your agreement. They are
to automatically deny a percentage.  Do you not get it people?????
Our unions know this and are just plain worthless as tits on a boar.
They have no backbone and refuse to go after the carrier for not
negotiating in good faith and deliberate and malicious violations of
the agreements.  IT IS OVER BROTHERS!  THE TIME FOR NICENESS IS OVER.
THE TIME TO PLAY FAIR IS OVER! THE TIME FOR PUTTING UP WITH FELLOW
BROTHERS WHO WONT STEP TO THE PLATE AND BACK OUR RIGHTS IS OVER!
You see FRA,Federal and State laws broke every day.  Screw that damn
agreement. We are on our own. Fire has to be faught with water and it
is time to drown them out. BLOW THE WHISTLE!
Bogus brake test, cars off air for over 4 hours left out on mains and
sidings to be recrewed, tele devices not working, PTC messing up, TO
programs a shamble, false and inaccurate information going into the PTC
and TO programs, wrong car in wrong train, missing hazmat paperwork,
smoking engines, filthy dirty toilets, radios not working.
communication lost, paperwork missing, work orders wrong and the list
goes on and on!  Get off your asses and do the right thing.  No more
kiss ass and and Mr. nice guy.  Get a damn clue!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Engine repair, for 10-20 years
Posted: 11 October 2020

One man crew means one less man in the cab to tear shit up!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 11 October 2020

More derailments over the weekend  one man crews woulda helped stop it .
Smh

Name: conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 09 October 2020

Canadian

I would think that would be double dipping on dues.  A labor law lawyer
would be the best to talk to. There are Federal laws in place to protect
members from this mofia style tactic. This bullshit is the reason people
are wanting the union's gone. They need to be combined.  Clean the
swamp of the extra union reps not needed.  It should have been done a
long time ago!!!

NOTICE! Compnay Stealing over time!!!!   Guy was right.  Some guys have
had OT  stolen when putting in walking DH. after outlawing on overtime.
If this happens call ethics and file charges. Also call the FRA!  THEY
WANT TO KNOW HOW MANY OF US THIS IS HAPPENING TOO. Someone called and
told them in order to get paid fairly they couldn't put the whole
truth about their reason for outlawing when the fact is it the
companies fault they can't get people in and off the jobs on time. FRA
WAS NOT HAPPY ABOUT IT! This shit has to stop!

Name: conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 09 October 2020

Brothers

Got stuck in home terminal for over an hour because trains outlawed and
broke down blocking entrances.  Called to get rest restarted and they
said NO.  You don't get your rest reset at home.  Any of you had to
deal with this crap before? Calling the FRA on this one3

Name: Canadian National
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 08 October 2020

Here is some news!!! Look at what’s coming!!!!
For multi-craft employees engineers/conductors!!!!!!
BLET and SMART-TD double heading dues on CN GCA. Workers on the CN are
required to pay dues to both unions in order to maintain their
seniority which is around $280/month. Discussion of what we can do to
fight this. We need to be looking at contract to see what the actual
language says because of the situation in Canada where the unions have
to adjust dues monthly depending on whether a member is working as an
engineer/conductor/switchman.  this has been a threat from both unions
for a long time when the BLET and SMART have been in some kind of
dispute. this has been a possibility for a long time going back the ’85
agreement where employees hold seniority in multiple crafts. Discussion
of the deeper issues of the separations between the two unions and the
possibility of for example SMART threatening to revoke the trainman
seniority of non-SMART members in the future as retaliation for one
person crews. that it is in both the SMART and BLET contract that a fee
must be paid to maintain seniority so it is highly probable that the
unions are well within their rights to demand that a worker pay dues to
both unions.

Name: Election
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 08 October 2020

PLEASE WATCH!!!!!!

https://youtu.be/j_rPE44oDE4

Name: Super Conductor
E-mail: Your moms house 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 06 October 2020

Engineers remind me of slugs. They kind of just sit their looking fat
eating and do nothing. Most can barely get on and off the engine. Shame
on you slugs

Name: conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 04 October 2020

Brothers 

Company has found a new way to steal!  DO NOT EVER PUT IN A WALKING DH
WHEN YOU OUTLAW AFTER GETTING TO YOUR TERMINAL. If you are on overtime
they will not pay the time spent walking. You must put in being
transported by company vehicle. This is a new low for these thieves. It
is happening to numerous people. File ethics charges of this happens.
Might be something to turn into the department of labor as well.

Name: HR 1748 SAFE FREIGHT ACT. 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 03 October 2020

OK here we go you idiots. If your that dam stupid to give jobs away just
like everything else it’s for your own good. I try and make a point for
everyone to stick together make a stand unite and fight and this is all
the bullshit you people on here wine about. Taking jobs away no union
representation. Well maybe some people do care about there jobs and
maybe there are some pretty lousy engineers out there too. I can’t
count plenty that have fallen asleep going down the road so don’t come
crying when you think just because they cut the conductor off your
going to get a bonus like pre-1985 guys. If you don’t wanna fight for
your jobs then I guess the really do deserve to go to shit just like
everything else has. So since no one is interested in my long boating
post all of you who bitch and wine and cry and are lazy that don’t want
to do tour jobs then you get what you deserve. (GFYS)!!!!!!! 


This site is only for lazy ass people who don’t get it and only care
about themselves. You can only lead a horse to water but can’t force
them to drink. Hope they go 💯 % automated. Remember once the
conductors are gone it’s only a matter of time engineer last one to go.
Now you want it you got it. No more money just all the work involved!!!
Do more with less like self checkout lanes!!!! Less people paying into
RRB so now we can all draw SSI. You can’t fix stupid and lazy.!!!!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 02 October 2020

Don't Forget to report blocked crossings!


https://www.fra.dot.gov/blockedcrossings/

Name: ghost of railroad past
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 01 October 2020

one man crews coming
get  use to the idea.
your big government demonrat party aint gonna protect you with
laws..just like horse and buggie suppliers. 
once they get in the back room and start smoking big cigars and
drinking whiskey they'll have the hands out to get greased and they
could care less about you

Name: HR 1748 Safe Freight act
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 29 September 2020

Let’s stick together if for any and make this happen this year. 


1. Protect the TWO MAN CREW BILL (HR 1748 Safe Freight Act) It’s about
public safety and jobs. 
2. Go to SMART-UNION.org/td 
Click on the Red button support two person crews on the right side of
division home page. 
2.  Enter contact info ( this is needed to direct the email to your
member of congress. 
3. Click Send. The pre-drafted my essage will be sent directly to your
member of congress. 
4. This effects railroad retirement, retired railroaders, current
railroaders there’s even a spot for the general public to make there
voice be heard. Please take action there is 175,000 conductors and
59,000 engineers that need this support not to mention public safety at
risk. 
5. safety of the crews and the public must come first!


 You have all got this wrong when it come to 2 man crew verses one man
crew. The airlines have had autopilot for years but still have two and
3 people in the cockpit. If Boeing has taught us anything technology
fails. It’s all the workers do is worry about losing jobs.  Its common
sense thousands of railroad workers will lose their jobs if all the
railroads are allowed to go to 1 man crews. That's an issue you need
to take up with Politicians !  They claims they are creating jobs then
let him do something
about people keeping the ones they have!
This is about safety. This is about saving lives. Not just crew lives
but the American people as well. Don’t forget about the rule-making
process that was invoked by then-FRA Administrator Joseph C. Szabo
after an unattended 74-car freight train carrying crude oil ran
downhill and crashed in the Canadian town of Lac-Mégantic, killing 49
people in 2013 that had just one man on the train! Hunter Harrison said
on the record those extra set of eyes in the cab are valuable. PTC will
not detect track issues or mechanical issues like bad order cars or
prevent crossing accidents. Our rules change daily so if an engineer or
conductor takes a day off or vacation who will job brief with each other
on any newly updated rules that change. How about filling out an EC-1 as
the train moves along the tracks or stop and flag a railroad crossing
when they have an activation failure with the public crossing gates. We
are suppose to job brief to make smart decisions taking the safer
course. So if engineers are busy pushing buttons on a screen and
reading train orders his eyes are in the cab. If they remove the
conductor, it would be counterintuitive. So in my opinion one safety
system cancels out the other. Now with ptc and full crew in the cab
increases the safety of of train movement. Just plain old common
sense.
Railroads preach safety every single day.
Its in their rule books and in their advertising. Its 24 hour a day
safety...safety....safety. Well let them put their money where their
mouths are. Pay for safety. Keep 2 men in the cab.
Just like GM shutting down 5 plants putting 15,000 people out of work
and pay there CEO 22 million. CSX on the other hand lost 41% of the
business once Hunter Harrison took over cutting out almost half the
work force from 27,893 people down to 15,362 people system wide and
they paid him 385 million only to pass away 8 months later!
With everything going automated from self check out lanes to
manufacturing does anyone profit except share holders and CEOs!!!! The
public has no idea what we deal with. Tell your neighbors about how
many cars we hit and people are killed every year when they are hit by
trains. Explain to them how the engineer is in the cab calling the
dispatcher and getting 911 called. He is taking care of anything that
may be wrong with the locomotive. He stays with the train. Tell them
how the conductor gets down and rushes to the vehicle to see if he can
possibly save a life. Maybe a baby is in the car and needs to be
helped
or maybe the parents can be removed and need CPR. Maybe he can comfort
someone who is dying or in shock or screaming because they are
severely
injured . Tell them about how we hit live stock and large deer. Tell
them how people love to put junk on the tracks. Shopping carts,
bicycles, steel barrows, wheelchairs and even abandoned cars. A two
person crew saved a child’s life wondering around on the tracks in
Minnesota near midnight Saturday, Feb. 1,  2020. PTC didn’t help them.
Tell them about how many trees we hit a year and do extensive damage to
the
locomotive. The engineer stays with the locomotives and assess the
damage and does what is necessary to radio dispatchers for help while
the conductors gets down and removes debris and check the rest of the
train for any damage or signs of derailment. Tell them about the
territory that is in the middle of TIM BUCK TWO!  The places where no
one can get to you fast unless you have a helicopter. How will they go
bathroom now without two people to keep the train going down the tracks
unless they have to stop not blocking crossings or take lunch. Tell them
how radios don't always work in remote locations. Telemetry drops out
and communication is lost. How many times does a conductor have to go
back
and trouble shoot another locomotive after alarms are going off. The
engineer
keeps the train rolling the best he can while the conductor checks the
computers and checks to see if it is loading, traction motor faults or
any other issue that may arise. Tell them about the blind curves that
only one crew member can see around when your approaching
public crossings or trees that block signals so that only one crew
member can see them until you get the train right on top of them. Tell
them about wash outs from floods, and heat warped rail and fog so thick
you cant see a foot in front of you. SO WHAT IF YOU GOT PTC!!  PTC does
not tell you if a car in stopped on the tracks or a tree is across it
or a person is walking in the tracks or there is 5 inches of water over
the rail! Tell them how crew members have been attacked and some have
even been killed by gang thugs and trespassers. A single man has no
chance in  these situations. It is better to have someone else with you
to keep watch when working in bad areas and ghetto rail yards. The list
goes on and on. Tell them how the company took away the right of the
crew members to take a power nap. One crew member is supposed to call
stopped every 15 minutes while they are waiting on line of road. As
long as someone is awake and doing this and paying attention there is
no reason on god green earth while a tired crew member cant take a 20
minute power nap. Tell them how crews are run into the ground and some
are called out every 10 hours around the clock. They work all hours of
the day and night and most have no weekends off. The company wont even
let them have a power nap. What is going to happen when there is only 1
man on the train by himself and he is just plain worn out or is sick and
afraid to take a day off because of the companies new attendance policy
which is just absolutely insane. People come to work sick all the time.
Vomiting, diarrhea, fevers and the flu doesn't stop them because they
are in fear of losing their jobs. How is a sick man who is all by
himself going to be able to make a full run safely and without risking
his life or the publics when he doesn't have his other crew member to
help keep him alert. The engineer has many roles and duties as well as
the conductor. There are times when something happens that it is a
must
for an engineer to be on board and ready to take instructions while the
conductor handles the rest of the responsibilities.  There are so many
things that go into railroading and running trains that the public
doesn't know a thing about. 
THIS ONE MAN CREW IDEA IS THE MOST UNSAFE AND IRRESPONSIBLE IDEA that
has ever been brought forward in the history of the railroad
industry. 
And for what? To save a dollar. To line someone's pockets. To make
someone rich. Who care who gets killed. If you think crossings are
blocked now imagine if there was only one man and had to wait on
someone to cut a crossing!Who care about the destruction to family
lives. I don't know about you but I sure do and so should every person
in America!
Also if you haven’t seen it check out these two YouTube videos. 
https://youtu.be/atfY4tiyMz8

https://youtu.be/PoJ1MYWsJ5Q

Name: Hot Rail
E-mail: None.com
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 29 September 2020

To the company leaders and management who has become in love with the
idea that showing up on rest, and thinks it's the best thing ever
allowed.  First thing it was only to be used in emergency cases, not
for every damn day use.  You understand that these are human beings you
are abusing. Emergency Purposes means freak ice storm's, hurricanes,
tornadoes.  You are killing us with this shit! I wonder if the FRA
knows what you are doing to road crews on the daily. Robbing two hours
rest every time you tie up, expected to be on company property on the
10th hour meaning you are being asked to get up and get in a railcrew
bus 9 hours into your rest.  We are tired and angry and you are playing
with fire with exhausted employees.  What are you going to do when
something happens or employees start getting hurt or worse.  AND FOR
WHAT?  You gain nothing when we show up on rest. Shit is never ready,
same old train delays same late departure. The only thing that changed
is more exhausted employees. GREAT JOB! YOU ARE SOME GREAT PEOPLE TO
WORK FOR. SAFETY FIRST!!;

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Engine repair, for 10-20 years
Posted: 28 September 2020

Starting the week out right. I’ve been on the toilet taking a big dump
most of the day. I don’t care if the work gets done or not. Still
getting paid!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 27 September 2020

Accidents happen in a split second so take your time. No need to get in
a hurry out here!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 27 September 2020

MANAGEMENT WANTS YOU TO BREAK RULES. ITS OUR JOB TO HAVE A SPINE AND
WORK SAFELY..they also expect you to violate hours of service so they
can get more out of you with out paying.

Name: Fuck PSR
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 27 September 2020

When has CSX been nice to employees/non employees.


NEVER.











Just kidding actually 1995/2005 is when they still were treated nice.


Not trying to disrespect you guys.

Because the railroad gave me a dream.

A dream to drive.

So if I lose that job I’ll become a criminal.
That’s what the RR saved me from.

Name: White cracker
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 27 September 2020

BLACK LIVES MATTER

  LOL no they really don't !!!! Well maybe they do If your a nigger
lover....

Name: Me
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 26 September 2020

I Hate Management,

  I'm not saying these two managers aren't lowlife POS. But how are
they directly responsible for Ms. Carter's death?  We all know the
dangers of the job and the rules when we go to work everyday. It's
always been common practice for CSX Mgmt. to look the other way if they
need work done. We all know this, it's the employees responsibility to
work safely, not get in a hurry, and follow the rules and most of all
don't stand in the middle of a rail and run yourself over. I
personally don't give a Flying Fuck is the Y.M. tells me to switch 30
or 300 cars. I'm gonna work at the same pace regardless.

Name: Loser larry
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 26 September 2020

Kostner was in a scandal in willard years ago imagine that hes still a
pos

Name: I hate management
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 25 September 2020

Well it’s been over 10 years since Melinda carter was killed on the job
working rco at Barr Yard and I see that piece of shit Kurt Miles is
still employed at csxt. I hope that hillbilly scumbag Larry Kostner and
skeletor motherfucker Kurt Miles get there’s in the end. You two fucking
jagofffs knew exactly the rules being broken to get your fucking quota.
You fucks let that shit slide, YOU Larry Kostner and Kurt Miles ARE
110% THE REASON Melinda is not with us anymore. I hope you two
fucktards rot in hell. Maybe next time when you see something unsafe
you FUCKING DO YOUR JOB. You two cocksuckers had no problem pinning
guys that laid down on you. FUCK YOU Larry Kostner and KUrt Miles

Name: rats of collinwood
E-mail: u name it earth
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 25 September 2020

the biggest rats were all in cleveland collinwood  starting with the
local chairman delyguid    they would suck a dick for overtime all
unions men were on the safety comity    had a office next to the
trainmaster todd novack stold money from our union  and could not wait
to snich on each other . may they all die of cancer of the asshole

Name: loco
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 24 September 2020

Brothers

Check your Daily and personal day balances. If you had them take a day
out because you knew you werent going to make it to the day off or you
are already in the hotel when the day starts, it will still be missing
from you available balance,  You wont get paid for it and you think you
still have it in but you wont.  they have been doing this to a lot of
people.  Check your available days left if you have done this.  you can
bet they docked you that day and didn't pay you!

Name: conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 24 September 2020

WTF!!!!! Union elections are coming up!!!  Vote the old farts out! NO
MORE CAREER UNION OFFICIALS!


The damn attendance policy is a policy from hell and I WILL BE TALKING
to a lawyer about this.

Read the question and answer section on Personal business days. It says
in black and white approved personal business days will not be
considered an absence under the CAPS,  HOWEVER, it will not entitle
employees to the 6 month good attendance credit!

WTF!!!!!  My damn car motor burned up and I had no other car. I needed
time off to get another car and deal with mine so I could get to work. 
I took a personal business day for 6 hours.  THAT IS ALL!  So this damn
policy is stating because of this I have to start my damn 6 month good
credit over again??????  I already had 5 months good credit.  So I have
to start my damn 6 months all over again because I took a damn day we
are entitled to take and the company approved me to use it.  You have
got to be kidding me. We get PUNISHED AND DISCIPLINED for using a
personal business day the company allows us to use?  Yes, it is
disciplined for it. If you take your kids cell phone away for a month
because he abused the use of it, that is considered discipline!  If
they take your already earned good credit away from you , then that is
DISCIPLINE!

The unions better get off their asses and do something about this crap.
It has gone on long enough!  It is time to clean house. Vote those
worthless people out of office.  Elections are coming up! 
Don't through your ballots out. Vote the old dried up has beens out.
It is time for new fresh blood!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 23 September 2020

I’m tired , this job is exhausting, watching your back , all the dang
time . If the rules don’t get you , your brothers will .

Name: Wondering 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 20 September 2020

Yeah. Does anyone know what happened to him?  Seriously??






Name: Karma
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 19 September 2020

What ever happened to Jermaine Swafford?

Name: Karma
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 19 September 2020

What ever happened to Jermaine Swafford?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 18 September 2020

Master has always been a stupid title at CSX. Most of these guys aren’t
a master at anything other than baiting and I am not talking fishing. 
Just mind boggling how many poor and unethical decisions these managers
make.  I guess the company gets what they deserve by hiring their
buddies and using military experience as a main criteria for getting
into management.  Whatever, it has made me a lot of money in T & E :).

Name: HR
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years
Posted: 17 September 2020

T&E

Is this all you have to cry about now. Just what do you think Will
happen if we don't allow the term "Master" as a descriptive title?
All "master" degrees or master rated skills could be removed. For
what good reason? A bunch of snowflakes butt hurt. No one to thank but
the Democrats for all of this. The new title for the United
States...."Nation of snowflake pansies. I pledge allegiance to the new
boo flag of the snowflake nation!"

Name: conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 16 September 2020

Loco 20

It shouldn't be used. I'm not a slave and I shouldn't have to call
anyone MASTER!!  Surprised the brothers haven't raised hell about it
already. BLM will back em!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 15 September 2020

The term Trainmaster and yardmaster will no longer be used after the
next month or so

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 13 September 2020

You guys in Wildwood got one hell of an asshole heading your way Monday,
Sept 14. Your new Trainmaster Darwin  Prowant......you better have eyes
in the back of your head! #1 weed Wiesel.....watch out and good luck! 
P.s. he hates overtime

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 12 September 2020

Something else that I'm not seeing posted.  Yes we are at war with the
carriers.  Not just one man crews & hourly rates, but the carriers want
to dismantle our health insurance plans without going through the
collective bargaining process!  This thing is more ugly than you can
imagine.  Last but not least, Trump has been working against us from
the very beginning.  Your vote is your decision, but just remember to
vote.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 09 September 2020

Watch out at Avon!!!      That’s All that needs to be said!!!!!

Name: They want to bury this
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 08 September 2020

Brothers

The smart union has a form on line you can report all issues with

anything electronic on the motors. Report the issues for engineers who
are BLET. IT DOESN'T MATTER. We are both getting tagged for failures.
We have jobs to protect. Report all PTC AND TO PROBLEMS. Don't let the
shit go unreported. I do it ever time. It's not hard to do! Now let's
see how fast some loser company ass suck comes on here and tries to
distract.

REPORT ALL FAILURES AND PROBLEMS WITH ANYTHING

Name: Conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 08 September 2020

Loser and If sick

For starter dumb asses..... Good one Loser.  Guessing you didn't like
the info posted on how to report all electronic failures and blow the
whistle to the FRA on how the PTC and TO screw up all the time. Still
have problems getting it to work with foreign lines. Or maybe you
didn't like the post on how they did away with all slow order boards
to warn crews where UNSAFE AND POSSIBLY DANGEROUS TRACK EXITS SETTING
THE SCENE FOR A DANGEROUS AND UNPREVENTABLE DERAILMENT OF TOXIC
CHEMICALS!!!!

Sick....How do you know someone has the flu or the so called deadly
coronavirus when they are coughing. Maybe they smoke. Maybe they have
asthma. Maybe they just have a runny sinus. You don't know why they
are coughing. And on top of that, have you not read the insane
attendance policy. What are you? Brain dead?  Maybe you are just a
moron who is scared as hell to catch the virus that will be gone soon
and under control after the New miracle vaccine comes out and the
Pharma companies and Bill Gates get his millions.  You cant just take
off for the virus any time you feel like it.  You have hoops to jump
through and there is no guarantee you will get money and when you will
get it if you are eligible.  Sounds like you are butt hurt over
something else. Like maybe your lack of seniority. QUIT!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 07 September 2020

Could be getting paid double time and a half in this hotel by the hour
but instead they’ll call me out with no held away . Hourly Pay Matters
,,,HPM

Name: HR 1748 Safe freight act 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 04 September 2020

The rights of working people to form a union are under attack. The
National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) is proposing a new rule that
would limit the ability for workers and union representatives to
communicate effectively when a union election is scheduled. This will
make the process to form a union LESS democratic. Who is pushing for
this change? Notoriously anti-union organizations like the Associated
Builders and Contractors, Inc. are claiming that sharing phone numbers
and e-mails with the union violates workers’ privacy.

It is very important that the NLRB receives as many comments as
possible on the rule from different people in their own words during
the public comment period.

Visit this site to get started or go directly to the comment form.

Time is limited. The deadline to submit a comment is September 28.

Name: HR 1748 Safe Freight act 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 03 September 2020

Brothers and Sisters:

It’s time to set the record straight. I am certain many of you have
seen the recent anti-labor articles that have been published regarding
our recent win in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit. That
win has apparently struck a raw nerve with the carriers and the minions
who eagerly await their master’s call. Make no mistake, that decision
struck a fatal blow to the carriers’ plans to put you on the
unemployment line. Rather than accept defeat, their apologists are
trying to spin this loss into something that it is not. The long
history of crew consist cannot be denied. For decades, we have battled
with the carriers over their fevered attempts to cut costs and put your
life at risk by down-sizing crews. This current round of negotiations is
no different. They sought to eliminate your job and operate trains in
perhaps the most dangerous way possible. Standing up for you, that’s
what this case was about.

They have severely underestimated the fight in each and every one of
us; the sheer grit and determination that we have to defend our
families, our jobs, and the overall welfare of our co-workers and the
general public alike. The truth that these apologists fear to admit is
that in this Union, the dues-paying members are the Union — period.
There is no divide between the “Union” and the “dues-paying members.”
There is only a “Union.” We stand together now more than ever.

To salve their masters’ wounds, those “commentators” try to spin this
as union officers protecting their own jobs. They know not of what they
speak and their ignorance is evident in the web that they weave. They
used nameless sources in an attempt to add credibility to a tall tale
that anyone with true insight would know is far from factual. The fact
remains that all officers in this newly elected SMART-TD administration
are firmly united.

The Railway Labor Act protects agreements from being changed except
through the processes provided for in Section 6 of the Act. The
carriers had agreed to crew consist provisions years ago. Not only
that, but to end the constant battle over crew consist, the carriers
also agreed to moratoria provisions that barred any Section 6 Notice
over crew consist until the last protected employee voluntarily left
service. That event has not yet happened. These are the facts, but they
are nowhere to be found in any recounting in the carriers’ favored
publications. Rather, what you are treated to is the old worn song of
the anti-unionist. The apologist who says trust the carriers, they only
want what was best for you. Right. The carriers want to give you
lifetime protections? At what cost? And when they decide they don’t
like that deal any more, will they ignore it just like they have tried
to ignore our moratoria provisions and put you on the street? These
apologists assert that they have some inside scoop, yet I have never
witnessed any “commentator” at the bargaining table. They are
outsiders.

What else is missing? Acknowledgement of the only thing the carriers
care about — their bottom line. Money comes before all else. That is
evidenced by the unbelievable lengths they will go to argue that you
are paid too much, that your insurance is too expensive, and that they
are going broke as a result of the costs of our Agreements. You are the
target in their zeal to improve their stock price. That is a sad fact
that you will not find in any of those articles.

Another fallacy that is being sold — technology will do everything more
safely. That simply is not true. Their technology is fallible. It
doesn’t work like they wish it would nor as advertised. In fact, it’s
not a matter of if it will break down, but when. We have collected
thousands of Failure Reports across all Class Is and the data is
terrifying. Never has the human element been more important in railroad
operations. Engineers spend more time with their faces in multiple
screens trying to manipulate and interpret the ambiguous systems than
they do focusing on the territory ahead. Conductors are relied upon now
more than ever, as they are the eyes and ears of the train crew, and we
have the stories to prove it.

The articles also attempt to scare you by asserting that the carriers
will unilaterally reduce crews at the end of the last-person-standing
moratorium. That is not how the Act works. The expiration of the
moratoria does not sunset crew consist. Rather, moratoria bar either
party from serving a Section 6 notice to amend or change the current
Crew Consist Agreements until the last protected employee leaves. Once
that happens, then a Section 6 Notice can be served and the long and
drawn-out process of the RLA engaged to negotiate the next generation
of agreements.

Railroad workers have all been lied to long enough by management, and
we can smell lies coming from a mile away.

As a word of advice to Railway Age, I would caution them against living
in the past and trying to play SMART-TD against the BLET. We are working
closely together in the Coordinated Bargaining Coalition (CBC) in
national handling and on the various other disputes that the carriers
have forced us into.

Brothers and Sisters, do not be discouraged, and do not be swayed by
those with ulterior motives. We are in this fight together, and we are
moving forward.

In Solidarity,

Jeremy R. Ferguson
President – Transportation Division

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 02 September 2020

Sept 2 (Reuters) - A clutch of investors led by Blackstone Group Inc has
made a takeover bid for U.S. railroad operator Kansas City Southern, the
Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday, citing people familiar with
the matter.Blackstone Group and Global Infrastructure Partners (GIP)
submitted a fresh takeover bid after an earlier attempt was rebuffed by
the company, the people said, according to the report.
(https://on.wsj.com/2QPlsss)WSJ had reported in July that the buyout
investor group was considering a takeover bid for Kansas City Southern
in a deal valued at about $20 billion. Kansas City Southern, which has
a market capital over $17 billion, was not immediately available for
comment

Name: conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 01 September 2020

Wake up

All you dumb asses need to get your heads out of the sand. When the
vaccine winner comes forward and takes the crown, Gates  and Fauci gets
their millions and they start mass production and distribution,
everything will go back to normal and it will be business as usual. It
won't happen until elections are over because the shit stirring dems
and groups they have offered all the American freedoms and bogus
packages too need a bad economy under trump as a way to get voters. I
will be back on here later to tell you I told you so. Look at how quiet
the country and media has gotten on the all evil death to the world
virus has gotten. Are you all too stupid to see how it died down. The
rioters took the stage just like they planned. Now they will sit back
and get stinking rich off of the damn vaccine we don't need! Biggest
damn over blown pandemic in the history of man kind. Now, show me the
damn numbers of people sick from the flu.  It will be quiet as hell
because it will take away from the virus. Once the vaccine is out and
everyone in the world is safe now and the bastards are rich, the flu
will show up again. This is how big pharma and their CEOs stay filthy
rich.

Name: conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 01 September 2020

Wake up

All you dumb asses need to get your heads out of the sand. When the
vaccine winner comes forward and takes the crown, Gates  and Fauci gets
their millions and they start mass production and distribution,
everything will go back to normal and it will be business as usual. It
won't happen until elections are over because the shit stirring dems
and groups they have offered all the American freedoms and bogus
packages too need a bad economy under trump as a way to get voters. I
will be back on here later to tell you I told you so. Look at how quiet
the country and media has gotten on the all evil death to the world
virus has gotten. Are you all too stupid to see how it died down. The
rioters took the stage just like they planned. Now they will sit back
and get stinking rich off of the damn vaccine we don't need! Biggest
damn over blown pandemic in the history of man kind. Now, show me the
damn numbers of people sick from the flu.  It will be quiet as hell
because it will take away from the virus. Once the vaccine is out and
everyone in the world is safe now and the bastards are rich, the flu
will show up again. This is how big pharma and their CEOs stay filthy
rich.

Name: sleepy creepy joe
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 31 August 2020

remember... the demonrats are our party... joes here for u... shut up
and put ur mask on...
the union will fix everything
we don't need any of those jobs back from china... we can get
government cheese!!! vote demonrat!! 
remember what I told my "local chairmen " when he told me I had to
vote for my job...
I told him I could get another job I couldn't get another country...
go luck, and good night

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Engine repair, for 10-20 years
Posted: 31 August 2020

Labor Day holiday coming up. Looking forward to making double time and a
half. Spending most of the time on the toilet taking a big dump.
Definitely not going to flush.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 30 August 2020

Sleepy Joe said he would make mask mandatory nationwide. Dumbass

Name: HR 1748 Safe Freight act 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 29 August 2020

FIFTH CIRCUIT VACATES INJUNCTION IN CREW-CONSIST CASE
PUBLISHED: AUGUST 28, 2020
Today, Aug. 28, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit issued
its decision in BNSF et al v. SMART-TD (Case No. 20-10162) concerning
crew consist.

This decision is a long-awaited victory for the Union. The appellate
court vacated the injunction that forced SMART-TD General Committees to
bargain over crew consist, despite the existence of moratoria which bar
such negotiation.

SMART-TD has always read those moratoria clauses to bar the service of
Section 6 Notices to negotiate over crew consist until the last
protected employee voluntarily separated from service. Indeed, that is
the very reason for their existence.

But despite the long-standing nature of these clauses, the carriers
presented a new and novel theory that the moratoria did not actually
bar crew-consist negotiations.

The carriers tested this theory out by filing suit against SMART-TD in
October 2019 and moving for a preliminary injunction in December 2019.
In their request for an injunction, the carriers asked a district court
in Texas to force SMART-TD to bargain now in spite of the moratoria.
That court issued its decision on February 11, 2020, finding that even
though the dispute over the moratoria was minor, and no arbitral
determination had been made, SMART-TD was required to bargain now.

Under the RLA, minor disputes must be resolved through arbitration, not
Section 6 bargaining. In the 22-page opinion, the appellate court walked
through the various bases on which an injunction can be issued in
Railway Labor Act (RLA) disputes. The 5th Circuit Court found that none
existed here.

Rather, it concluded that the carriers had failed to exhaust the
administrative remedy provided under the the RLA arbitration regarding
the moratoria clauses

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 28 August 2020

Democrats said meth cures covid 19. Whopwhop chicken head

Name: Crooked UP
E-mail: scoop.jr@protonmail.com
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 27 August 2020

Crooked UP:

Hauled drugs from Mexico until nabbed by the Feds, and paid over
$300Million in fines.

Harbors (still do) registered sex offenders.

Caught bribing union officers, and eventually paid millions in
claims. Federal cases for racketeering quietly pending.

With all the profits lost from hauling drugs and bribing union
officers,
over 15,000 employees were eliminated in the last 18 months to make up
for lost profits!

If anyone wants to know why UP is more profitable, read this over and
over!

Name: Papa Smurf carmony
E-mail: Imafuckup.com
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 26 August 2020

Pti Crystal you need to stick some food in that trap..just go raid the
dumpster at circle k and lil cesears..for throw away pizza and
doughnuts..when I say go you go ..when I say brake you brake..until
next time stay large and in charge..watch out I might wipe out  yard k
yet again..head on a swivel fellas..stay cool out there..itl get better

Name: Bobby D
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 26 August 2020

THIS SITE IS A FUCKING JOKE ANYMORE

Name: PTI Crystal
E-mail: Headswine@hogfarm.com
Employed as: CSX Contractor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 25 August 2020

To all you lazy conductors wanting a ride. If I'm ever interrupted
eating my 6 quarts of Mac and cheese and get a call to pick one of you
up, I will kindly remind you if it's less than 2 miles you walk! Then
I might roll you up in cheeto dust and have my way with you! Later
losers.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 25 August 2020

I think all the Unions should draft up a letter to the FRA and STB and
give them a real picture of why customers aren’t getting service and
trains are being annulled because we are running 15k feet trains.   
Just a thought!!!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 25 August 2020

So this letter was sent to all 7 Class 1’s CEO’s today from the FRA and
STB:


“As part of our agencies’ ongoing oversight efforts on the effects of
the COVID-19 national emergency on the rail industry and service
reliability, and following previous correspondence on service
preparedness and safety requirements, we write today to reemphasize the
importance of safe, dependable rail service as the nation works to
restore jobs and promote economic recovery.

“We first want to again recognize the essential work of the freight
rail industry, represented by its thousands of hard-working and
dedicated employees, delivering critical products vital to public
health and welfare. In particular, we commend the rail industry for
achieving its precedent-setting safety performance, as reported for the
first five months of this year. We also appreciate efforts to provide
reliable service and enhanced communication to rail shippers and note
that, during formal and informal interactions with stakeholders since
the onset of COVID-19, we have received many positive reports from
across the country.

“Recently, however, we have been made aware of service issues,
including missed industrial switches and excessively late or annulled
trains due to crew availability issues. As you know, with both
increasing intermodal and carload volumes and a projected robust
harvest fast approaching, railroad employee availability, together with
sufficient equipment resourcing, is essential for safe, fluid rail
service in support of the nation’s economic recovery. Given the
challenges related to changing demand patterns and operating
conditions, increased communication and transparency with rail shippers
is especially important to ensure they have the information needed to
plan their businesses and meet their own customers’ needs.

“It is our expectation that there will be heightened emphasis on
improving employee availability, equipment resources, and robust
communication to quickly resolve service issues as they arise and to
prevent them from becoming widespread. Again, we commend the rail
industry for its efforts during this challenging time for our nation,
and we look forward to continuing to work with you to promote a safe
and reliable rail network.”

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Engine repair, for 10-20 years
Posted: 25 August 2020

Ah yes! Taking yet another big smelly dump at work on the company’s
dime. I figured I’ll take them for about 33 dollars and change, for I
have been on the toilet for an hour. Ain’t life great!

Name: CONDUCTOR
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 24 August 2020

CSX  

I have the answer to all of your problems. It is real simple!
GET YOUR HEAD OUT OF YOUR ARSSES!  How hard is it to do some real
simple basic business practices, like communicating!!!!

Please for the love of God, look at what the hell your terminal
managers and operation departments are doing! The lack of communication
is just out of the roof.

Please explain to all of us who work out here for you how it is that
you can dead head a crew out to a siding to get a train and when the
crew gets there, there is no engine in sight to use on this train. When
talking to the dispatcher to find out where the hell the engines are,
after being on hold for 5 minutes, the explanation is " No one is sure
why they aren't on the train. You will have to go back to your terminal
and get a set of power!" Please explain how you can be put into a
siding for a holding pattern waiting for a local to clear up that is
working to only find out an hour later they were never out working and
had not even left their terminal yet. Please explain how a crew can be
issued a work order WITHOUT ANY CARS ON IT BECAUSE THEY CAN'T FIND A
PROFILE FOR THE CARS!  Please tell us how a work order can be issued
that states the entire train in an empty unit train to find out later
when you recrew it that is actually a 18,000 ton loaded train with DP
power.  
I could easily list more instances of this continuous problem that you
seem to have a serious problem getting under control, but it would take
several pages to do so. As you should be well aware, my time is as
valuable as gold and I can't afford wasting any more of it educating
you on your inept abilities to run a business with any common sense.
You reap what you sow. You want employees who have pride and care about
their jobs, you need to act like you care as well. Running the business
like a three ring circus and being known as the laughing stock of all
class 1 railroads will never ever get you the respect you so
desperately crave.  GET IT TOGETHER!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for 1-10 years
Posted: 24 August 2020

Because the brake wheel is often mounted out of easy reach, without the
use of safety tools, an operator must step to the end of the car and
mount the ladder to operate the brake wheel, setting or releasing the
brake by hand (hence the name: hand-brake) of the rail car. Often, this
puts the operator between adjacent railcars. After setting or releasing
the handbrake, the operator must then descend the ladder and dismount
from the car.

The act of climbing the car’s ladder also puts the operator at great
risk, as in wet conditions, an operator could fall from the upper rungs
of the ladder to the ground.

CSX took brakesticks away! Profits before Safety!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 23 August 2020

Name: You dont know shit - like I dO

You will fit right in.

Name: You dont know shit - like I do
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 23 August 2020

I really want to work CSX railroad. I love and live for trains, im a
always takin pictures of them.i work cleaning portopotties make good
money weekens off. Little stress but job still stinks. I mean it really
smells. Its smells awful ive never gotten use to it. I want to drive the
train. Reading comments seems like eveybody in the railroad company
wants to quite there job but the locormotive engeneer. I want that job
it must be good people want to die doing it. I may do it till i die i
get the chance. I hope the toilets smell good on the train. How do i
aplie?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 23 August 2020

Old head working till I’m dead.......that screen name says it all.   You
should want to retire.  Amazing how many people can’t retire and stay
past retirement age due to being broke with the kind of money we make
out here.  Tons of bad luck is one thing, but for most of you, it’s
self induced.  What’s the point of working this stupid lifestyle if you
aren’t going to retire?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for 1-10 years
Posted: 23 August 2020

Bring back the boot stipend. Mine are getting worn out faster from
getting on and off moving equipment.

Name: Donald
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 22 August 2020

Our RR here at Csx is like a crooked CORRUPT version of the WH. The
Trump organization ALL in one
I wish we had more hot chicks around like
Ivanka. She's going to prison to eat some clams. Dirty naughty girl.

Name: Old head workin till im dead
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 22 August 2020

Nobody's gonna force me into retirement get a damn clue. I hope we go
to hourly. You non working fmla bitches will make a higher rate of pay
and you can mark off even more than you already do. Who gives a damn.
And you're still gonna bitch and whine.

https://youtu.be/4mGz6cY4aKs

Name: Winner either way
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 22 August 2020

I feel bad because TrainMasters are  going to miss out on hourly pay .
We gone get paid for every minute we work . They still gone work 50/80
hours a week same pay. Poor dumb bastards.

Name: Truth
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 10-20 years
Posted: 22 August 2020

CSX Board of Directors.... The people that run your railroad does not
give a shit anymore. 

WE DO NOT CARE.

I hope you cash out and leave it to some who fucking does.

Name: Truth
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 10-20 years
Posted: 22 August 2020

You know it's bad when network operation managers, chiefs, A SHIT Ton
of train masters and some dispatchers and one GSO quit.  I wish I could
quit.  (I feel sorry for TMs because of all the shit they go through)
sorry union guys but you have no fuckin clue what the LORT working 24
hrs a day has to go through.  If you want to apply... Be my guest. 
We'll gladly call you 24hrs a day. 

Its bad when I get multiple trainmasters complaining to ME about how
awful this company is... Let alone my own bosses and their bosses. 

I wish stock holders could see what is going on here.....

C jobs, J jobs, Y Jobs recrewing all these line of road jobs just to
hide recrews that can't get over the road.  I'm sorry Albright, but
what the FUCK?  Tell them this does not work!!!!!! 

We get emails about pushing intermodal, explaining all these delays,
explaining what happened and we can't even keep up because we're
dispatching 3 or 4 fucking terrorties that were dispatched by 4 people
a few years ago. 

ATDA....(any union) where the hell are you at??????

EVERYONE HATES THEIR JOB HERE... EVERY SINGLE DISPATCHER, EVERY SINGLE
CREW CALLER, EVERY CHIEF AND EVERY NETWORK OPERATIONS MANAGER.  I Hear
it every single day!


Uhhh I can keep going but I need some sleep.

Name: Chip breidenbach
E-mail: Hourly rate.net
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 21 August 2020

Just heard 520 a day for 10 hours..medical is freezed.. system wide
seniority..

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 21 August 2020

Yep it’s the old guys holding everyone up when they should be helping
set the you get guys up for the future. You got 20 percent of the guys
making all the money. I love how the reason for no hourly rate is
always they will cut manpower guess what they already do that. They
will make you do more work after your trip guess what they already make
us do that and they screw us out of a ticket because our pussy union
allows it to happen. Also get this if you are off because of the COVID
they reset any months you have in the attendance policy so if you have
gone 5 months without marking off and you get pulled out by medical
your months reset. Guess what the union says they can do that because
we are big cowards. Also I love it when the guys with more seniority
say you have to earn your spot do your time.  Yeah right you drew a
fucking ping pong ball and got lucky you didn’t earn shit. This place
sucks I would rather know I was getting paid by the hour and do
whatever the hell they make me do. Better than being forced to do
anything they tell me too and not getting paid.

Name: Hourly Rate
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 21 August 2020

You notice how the old seniority fuckers come out of the wood work when
I mention hourly rate. I told you that these old fucker don’t want to
lose their cushy day jobs. Their afraid of hard work. Their afraid to
be on an extra board. Take a stand against the old fools and their lazy
thinking ways. Oh and who cares if they cut jobs, I’ll find another one
until they call me back. Even if it takes a year I’ll be back to work
while you old lazy fucks are quitting because you can’t hack it out
here. I vote for hourly rate and I Approve of This Message !!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for 1-10 years
Posted: 20 August 2020

If we get hourly rate you will need 18 years just to hold an extra
board.

Name: Moving equipment wornboots
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 20 August 2020

Get rid of booth of them and bring back the boot stipend!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 20 August 2020

Jim Foote Salary $14,993,262
Jamie Boychuck salary $3,714,758

Does anyone not see a problem here?     They want to cut pay and jobs
and everything else,     Why don’t they take a pay cut or job cut??

This railroad and Union are so crooked it’s not even funny!!!


It’s time to make a stand!!!!    NOW!!!!

Name: conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 19 August 2020

Crew caller

Be careful man!  If you are a legit crew caller and they find out who
you are they will FIRE YOU!  You are not allowed to be honest and blow
the whistle on them. We all know how they lie and manipulate the
systems to get what they want. Being honest will get you know where but
out on the street. If they catch you I hope you at least take some proof
with you and give it to the press!

Name: Conductor 1-10
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 19 August 2020

Well fine! I want to vote for the next hourly contract and get mine and
only mine. I love in my lord and savior Donald Jenius Trump and with
the help of the current administration. The seniority list and system
needs to work more in
favor of younger valuable TEY employees.

With the help of the FRA, MESSIAH Trump will crush the BLE & Smart
union.
We got to get ours and Trump will do it.

Name: crew caller
E-mail: 
Employed as: Crew Dispatcher, for 1-10 years
Posted: 19 August 2020

Crews


The Automated IVR system is still set up with an unethical program used
to try to entrap employees who are being roster called. It was noted on
here in the past that the system was set up to lock you in as working
after it called your number, which was an outright lie, and if you
wanted info you had to talk to a crew caller . When they answered they
would say ...HEY, while I have you on here I need you to work a
particular job and then threaten you with a missed call or refusal to
work if you wouldn't take it. It was reported as abuse and unethical
and was removed.
It has been replaced with a message stating that what ever info you are
trying to obtain....."I am sorry, but I do not have any information on
this at the time"....hold, while I transfer you to a crew caller!  DO
NOT TALK TO THE CREW CALLER!  THEY MUST ORDER YOU TO TAKE THE CALL IF
YOU TALK TO THEM!  If you do need the information, what you must do is
tell the crew caller you are NOT RETURING A ROSTER CALL and the IVR
system is not working properly and will not allow you to access the
prompt information which is supposed to be available through the system
and your union agreement. Make it clear you are not returning a roster
call and you need the information that the system supposedly does not
have available. After the job is filled, call back again and request
the same information. When you get through and get what you need, note
the time you got the information and which kind. IMMEDIATLEY CALL THE
ETHICS HOTLINE AND REPORT THE ABUSE. THIS IS ABUSE. IT IS A DELIBERATE
SETUP. THIS IS NOT THE FIRST TIME THIS HAS HAPPENED. IT IS PURE DECEIT
OF THE HIGHEST KIND!

Name: Oldie But Goodie
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 19 August 2020

Hourly Rate conductor with 1-10 years seniority. Did you hear that
toilet flush sound? That's the sound of jobs disappearing if hourly
rate happens. Many in your seniority bracket will wind up in the
unemployment line. You and your 2 year man may even get the opportunity
to brag to strangers you are standing in line with about what awesome
railroaders you were. They might be impressed? I'll still be working
and the checks will continue to deposit. This oldie but goodie goes out
to the hourly rate no seniority boo hoo conductor. 

https://youtu.be/DAgQIb77UhU

Name: Gezzzzzzzzz
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 18 August 2020

You guys talking about a hourly rate are crazy. Where are you getting
your information? You’re driving yourself crazy over something that may
not be in writing. When something is released you’ll have something to
complain about. Unbelievable... Post facts when it’s released. Or a
synopsis of the contract. It’s that easy. 



 Name: Hourly Rate
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 18 August 2020

The only people holding us back from hourly rate is the guys with
higher
seniority . They have been on their same day job for years and don’t
want to lose it. Most of them have no clue how to railroad. They have
been on the same job for years and don’t no shit about any of the
other
jobs. They don’t know shit about the yard, the road, locals. I would
rather work with a 2 year man then a 30 year man. Seniority is
bullshit. Most old heads had it much better back in the day. Most
never
even worked an extra board. They went straight to a regular job with 3
men on that job. If the time ever comes let’s vote for the hourly rate
and make these old heads do some real work.  No more claims to deal
with and you know they got you for at least 10 hours , so their would
be no guessing. Don’t listen to anyone with 18 years plus seniority.
Vote yes for hourly rates.

Name: Hourly Rate
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 18 August 2020

The only people holding us back from hourly rate is the guys with higher
seniority . They have been on their same day job for years and don’t
want to lose it. Most of them have no clue how to railroad. They have
been on the same job for years and don’t no shit about any of the other
jobs. They don’t know shit about the yard, the road, locals. I would
rather work with a 2 year man then a 30 year man. Seniority is
bullshit. Most old heads had it much better back in the day. Most never
even worked an extra board. They went straight to a regular job with 3
men on that job. If the time ever comes let’s vote for the hourly rate
and make these old heads do some real work.  No more claims to deal
with and you know they got you for at least 10 hours , so their would
be no guessing. Don’t listen to anyone with 18 years plus seniority.
Vote yes for hourly rates.

Name: crew caller
E-mail: 
Employed as: Crew Dispatcher, for 10-20 years
Posted: 18 August 2020

Crews


Plan on being stressed out and harassed with roster calls. The new
system is totally messed up as usual. Who would expect anything less.
If the system is running the roster and the first person is not
available on the pool it will automatically skip down to the next
person on your pool, move you up and show you ZO. You will still being
showing in your original spot. So, lets say no one takes the IVR
automated call. If it makes its way down to the 5th person, it will
show you moved up to first out and still show you in the 5th spot. Both
spots will be showing you being notified as ZO. The system had miscalled
numerous people when you don't answer the call. Plan on there being
many investigations over miscalls.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Engine repair, for 10-20 years
Posted: 17 August 2020

We got it made in Mechanical Locomotive. Come to work, hang around and
have fun for 8 hours and go home. I usually take a good smelly dump or
2 while I’m there, which is exactly what I’m doing now. Peace, out!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 17 August 2020

Fart smellas !!!!!!!!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 15 August 2020

Our union will get us all 6 to 11 paid holidays , that’s what we paying
them for . Most of us T & E won’t  qualify for holiday pay though
because you have to work the day before and the day after holiday to
get holiday pay .  Oh well Maybe we get a side letter later .

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Engine repair, for 10-20 years
Posted: 15 August 2020

Welll shizzle of da sizzle! I don’t no wat u t&e mudder pluckers are
whining about ourly rate.  We mudder pluckers in macannikal
lococomodeive get dubble thyme and half fer workin hollydaze. Ort to
try it.

Name: Oooohhh yeeeahh !!!!!!!
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 15 August 2020

Dat holaday pay ideer is reelly guuud. I neber taught of dat. I shuldd
hab do. Grate mines think alikes.  Wear do iiis siggns ups fur dattt.
Horwly wagjes reallies startsings to makes alots of sents. Wes
reaallies gonsa make outs guud twise a yeer. Day crazee if day gives us
dat. Fangors crozzed.

Name: Smart Fella 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 15 August 2020

Hey u fart smellers , I mean smart fellas, if we get hourly rate in T &
E that means we get holiday pay , because we’re not payed by mileage. I
would love making double time on a holiday again . They would probably
let us off on holidays to save money . Any thoughts?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 15 August 2020

What’s going on at Avon Now?

Name: conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 15 August 2020

DRUM ROLLLLLL


And now, lets introduce the smart arss deflectors who have nothing of
any value to put out. Most likely a bunch of coronavirus locked up
basement foamers or bored TM!


PRS is getting ready for some serious hits. Yards are being
restructured and routes are being changed again just like when the dead
old oxygen tank dragging HH did when he first stepped in. This gives
them the opportunity to change rates of pay.  Cut rail miles and cut
jobs. It is starting in Avon yard already!

Name: THE MEDIA
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 15 August 2020

Hourly rate is on the table. The company has offered 100 dollars per
hour. Back to free medical. The company will pay a basic day when an
employee marks off FMLA. Every employee on the property will get 8
weeks paid vacation. No jobs will be lost, jobs will be added.
Trainmasters will be promoted to corporate executive skyrise penthouses
and yardmasters will no longer be assistants (nut lickers) to the
trainmasters. The Unions are said to be holding out for 200 an hour,
the vaccine for covid and the cure for cancer.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Engine repair, for 10-20 years
Posted: 14 August 2020

Dreamer:
You should apply for mechanical jobs. That way you can go and take a
big dump on company time and get paid for it. I’m doing that right now!

Name: Choo Choo dreamer
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 14 August 2020

Question for this vent.I have a good job good hours.Great benefits and
pay but I have always been interested in the railroad should i leave my
day job to join the railroad and become a conductor then
engineer?Opinions appreciated

Name: Hourly rate 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 14 August 2020

Loco

Hey fuck yard I know many older guys including myself who have served
their time at other jobs. Many guys never liked the seniority bullshit.
I hope we get the hourly rate and we all end up on one big extra board.
You whining  beta cuck bitch !!!

Name: Loco
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 13 August 2020

You faggots are arguing over something that on knows anything about. How
do you know that they are even talking about a hourly rate? Until
something is released then you guys are jacking in the wind.

Name: Keep the mileage
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 13 August 2020

Conductor 1-10 

You are another stupid fucking FNG csx company ball licker.

Youll be gone soon. Stupid ass!

Name: Hourly Rate
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 13 August 2020

I want the hourly rate. Not having to worry about claims getting paid is
stress of your back. The company pretty much does what they want anyway.
The only people bitching about the hourly rate are guys with 15 plus
years seniority because they don’t want to lose their cushy regular day
shift job. Also our general chairman don’t want it because their
wouldn’t be much more to fight for on claims. They would lose their
cushy jobs and have to get their fat asses back on the ground. Theirs
more 1-10 year guys out here then the rest. If the carrier offers this
we can vote and win. Screw these guys with high seniority. And for you
old seniority fuckers who say “well I had to put my time in to earn the
right of working my day shift job”, I say fuck you because I earned my
time working shitty night shift jobs for far less money at other
companies before I came to the railroad.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 13 August 2020

They will, sweat the assets of a railroad, by reducing the headcount,
idling locomotives and equipment, closing shops and facilities,
reducing maintenance, curtailing service, and selling off routes!
Hourly rate is just another way to furlough!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 12 August 2020

Wait a minute so your father coined the phrase shit or get off the pot
what a wise man. I am not afraid of working so if I come in and they
put me on a yard job I will know I am getting paid. If our union wasn’t
so worthless we wouldn’t be in this situation. Is anyone of sound mind
gonna tell me they are satisfied with what the union has done. No no
one. What other job in America do you do honest work and they decline
your pay only to give you what they should have 3 months later. If I
was the company I would decline everything because they know they owe
us the money so if they have to pay it 3 months down the line they just
paid us what they should have anyway no penalty. Yeah nice job union.
What workout conditions are you guys talking about.  It’s as shitty as
it’s ever been.

Name: hogger
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 12 August 2020

LOCO 20

WTF is wrong with you. You think if you get hourly rates the agreement
is just going to go away. Read the railway labor act. You cant have a
union without a union AGREEMENT!  Working conditions are part of the
agreement. DUH!!!!  If they take your working condition protections out
then there will be no legal and sound union agreement. There will still
be rules in place that don't allow them to use you and abuse you. The
fact is however, CSX WILL DO IT ANYWAY! They have shown for years that
they don't care about the agreements. This is because there are strict
guidelines to follow and set steps to take to arbitrate. If you could
fine them a million bucks every time they do their stupid illegal and
malicious crap THEY WOULD STOP! But the fact is they don't get fined
and your unions are as yellow and bought as they come. Go ahead and
take the hourly rate. Go ahead and watch the unions change all your
working conditions WITHOUT YOUR VOTE after the initial agreement is
signed.  It will be padded with lies. They will promise protection then
come back in with side letters and agreements that allow them to make
you do twice as much work and work all jobs no matter what they are
during your tour of duty!!!! Right now you have a right to put in your
claims and go after them. Problem is you all have turned into a bunch
of no count whining ass poor me babies who do nothing but bitch because
you don't get your claim paid every pay period. When maybe a handful of
real men put claims in out of a thousand, it is no wonder they just
laugh and throw it under the table for a year from now. Did you ever
think if you started piling up the damn paper work a mile high on their
desk that maybe something might get done. BUNCH OF WORTHLESS CRY
BABIES!!!!  As my father always said....SHIT OR GET OFF THE POT! If you
don't like your unions vote them out. Sue their asses for not
negotiating in your best interest. Do you job and put in the damn
claims!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 12 August 2020

I honestly feel us railroaders are the biggest bunch of morons in
America. The guys making money on long trips of course you don’t want
an hourly rate why would you, but that’s what we are talking about
everyone doesn’t work in a terminal or is able to work 300 mile trips.
We are talking about the greater good. Also you think trip rates are
such a huge advantage for us that the company CSX has let us get over
on them all these years. The trip rate is to the company’s advantage.
They can make us take a train pay the trip rate then make us get
another train no ticket put a claim in the claim maybe gets paid down
the road maybe. All you guys that say hey the company wants a hourly
rate because it benefits them. Well the trip rate benefits them also
that’s why they have allowed the trip rates for more than half a
century you dumb assess. You think we have been gettin over on the
company and they have just figured out that we are so smart and we have
been getting over on them for all these years. I read the letter where
the UTU turned down the hourly rate a couple years ago before Harrison
died. The rate offered was between 45 and 50 dollars an hour and
Harrison responded with he was pulling all negotiating of the hourly
rate off the table.  That’s why I say let’s not talk about brothers and
working for the greater good it’s all about number 1 out here. I’m good
with that let’s just be honest there isn’t any brotherhood in this
union. No one cares about anyone but themselves.

Name: Fake Rate
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 11 August 2020

Any worthwhile t and e employee knows hourly rate is a scam!

Name: Finally
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years
Posted: 11 August 2020

Just in. Huge reductions in management coming. Lower management will be
cut in half. Between now and December 31st. Trainmasters were big
topic. More realignment of divisions. Management being shuffled.
Getting ready for 2021. Stay tuned.

Name: BS
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 11 August 2020

How did you find this? I didn’t see it and I poked hard.  You are a B.S.
spreader.






Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 10 August 2020

Just released on the gateway.   CSX will be snapping back to the
engineer potential yearly bonus effective immediately and retro
active.
 There will be deductions in the engineer's next checks.   CSX has
heard the request of the employees.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 11 August 2020

About time to file strike notices!!!!

Name: HR 1748 Safe Freight act 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 11 August 2020

UNITED RAIL UNIONS SUE TO BLOCK CARRIERS FROM MODIFYING HEALTHCARE
BENEFITS WITHOUT BARGAINING
PUBLISHED: AUGUST 7, 2020
Washington, D.C. (Aug. 7, 2020) — On August 5, 2020, 12 rail unions
whose members and their families are covered by the NRC/UTU Plan and
the Railroad Employees National Health and Welfare Plan filed suit
against the nation’s Class I railroad carriers in the United States
District Court for the District of Columbia.

The suit asks the court to force the carriers to bargain in good faith
with the unions over mandatory subjects of bargaining. The involved
issues have been the subject of collective bargaining for decades and
are in fact part of the carriers’ bargaining notices served on November
1, 2019, pursuant to Section 6 of the Railway Labor Act (RLA). At issue
are carrier attempts to restrict access to certain medications and to
forcibly reconfigure health care networks.

The unions are: the American Train Dispatchers Association; the
Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen; the Brotherhood of
Maintenance of Way Employes; the Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen; the
International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers; the
International Association of Sheet Metal, Air, Rail and Transportation
Workers, Mechanical Division; the International Association of Sheet
Metal, Air, Rail and Transportation Workers, Transportation Division;
the International Brotherhood of Boilermakers; the International
Brotherhood of Electrical Workers; the National Conference of Fireman &
Oilers District, Local 32BJ, SEIU; the Transportation Communications
Union/IAM; and the Transport Workers Union.

The rail carriers are: BNSF Railway Company; Kansas City Southern
Railway Company; CSX Transportation; Grand Trunk Western Railroad
Company; Norfolk Southern Railway Company; Soo Line Railway Company;
and Union Pacific Railway Company. Also named in the suit is the
National Railway Labor Conference (NRLC), whose National Carriers’
Conference Committee (NCCC) is the designated bargaining agent of the
railroads.

The unions have asked the court to:

issue a declaratory judgment that the carriers are obligated to bargain
in good faith with the unions on proposed health and welfare changes in
accordance with the collective bargaining procedures outlined under the
RLA;
issue a declaratory judgment that health and welfare plan design
changes are a mandatory subject of collective bargaining pursuant to
the RLA;
issue a declaratory judgment that the NRLC may not force plan design
changes upon its employees without the agreement of the unions, to be
achieved through the mandatory dispute resolution process of the RLA;
issue an order enjoining the NRLC from trying to force these health and
welfare changes via arbitration rather than addressing them in
collective bargaining; and
issue an order requiring the NRLC to engage in good faith negotiations
with the unions over their proposed health and welfare changes through
the RLA’s major dispute resolution procedures.
The chief executives of the 12 unions issued the following statement
concerning the lawsuit:

The railroads’ attempt to evade their legal obligation to bargain on
these issues of great importance to our members has left us with no
choice but to enforce these legal rights in court. If implemented
without successfully negotiated application, the carriers’ proposals
could be extremely harmful to our members and their families. Even more
outrageous, the process they are attempting to impose would allow rail
carriers to reduce employees’ access to medicines and doctors in the
middle of a pandemic. When they should be rewarding the contributions
of their essential employees with hazard pay, the rail carriers instead
attempt to reduce medical benefits when they are needed most. Events
like these are why railroad managers were labeled as “Robber Barons”
over a century ago; their actions today are proof positive that the
label still applies. Unfortunately for working class Americans, this is
the way of many corporations across the country in Donald Trump’s
America; essential employees are treated as expendable employees. We
will not stand idly by while management attacks the core legal rights
our

Name: Me
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 10 August 2020

Loco Engineer for 1+

   It's all about the UTU General and International mentality of
keeping as many members paying dues as possible. If the UTU were to go
to a hourly rate, CSX would need less conductors, less conductors means
less people paying dues. That equals having to raise dues even more,
that doesn't set well with most guys and some will leave for the BLE.
UTU upper level officers aren't looking for the best interest of it's
membership but preserving their own jobs.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 10 August 2020

Harrison offered the union almost 48 dollars an hour and the UTU turned
it down. That’s a fact.  I hate to tell you but we all do the same
exact work. Yes some of us have longer trips, but in the end we all
have the same qualifications and do the same thing. If you think as a
whole 45- 48 dollars an hour isn’t better than a basic day we get now
then you failed math or you are just looking out for yourself

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 10 August 2020

Just released on the gateway.   CSX will be snapping back to the
engineer potential yearly bonus effective immediately and retro active.
 There will be deductions in the engineer's next checks.   CSX has
heard the request of the employees.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 10 August 2020

thats right i want an hourly rate also. All of you guys that don't want
the hourly rate think about this.All these years we have had trip rates
so an average basic day for an engineer is 283 or somewhat around that
figure. Thats 35 dollars an hour. The union turned down almost 50
dollars an hour when we were offered the hourly rate last time. So you
think the past 100 years that the railroad has been paying trip rates
when it didn't benefit them.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 09 August 2020

I want the hourly rate tired of getting screwed all the time and not
getting paid.

Name: Show me
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 09 August 2020

Show me the proposed contract or a synopsis of it and we’ll decide the
best option. We haven’t seen anything yet and you guys are already
crying. That’s why you get it rammed up your butts. You guys are your
own worst enemy. Loose lips, sinks ships. Unbelievable.

Name: hogger
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 09 August 2020

GET A CLUE

Yard switchers are for yard switching. Long pools are for delivering
freight across the road to customers. Some may be as far away as 300
miles. Local switchers and road switchers are for servicing customers
out of the terminals and are usually 8-12 hour days and no less than
100 mile days. 
Assigned yard switchers GO HOME and have on duty times! Long pools get
more because they deal with PTC, TO, DP, cameras in their faces, stuck
in hotels, drag freight through towns and have a shit load more rules
to follow throughout the day than a yard switcher does. Local switchers
deal with numerous customers and have CSX padding their numbers and
ratings due to the switches they make. NO, I am not trying to down
grade the importance of yard workers, but the fact is they are not
micro managed the same and DO NOT give up their quality of life, sleep
schedule, family schedules and miss numerous family functions on a
regular basis because they get called out at jacked up times and stuck
in hotels for an undetermined amount of time. Should they be paid more?
HELL YES! If they were paid the same amount as a yard switcher you would
have to force men to be on the jobs. NO ONE IS GOING TO GIVE UP THEIR
LIVES AT HOME FOR A BASIC YARD DAY! Local switchers wont do it either
if the pay was a basic yard day. They have CSX breathing down their
necks to get on service times so they can get recognition and service
star awards, all to bring in new customers. They deal with more than
the boss!
Is there some reason that loco 20 doesn't get that? You get more pay
when you sell your soul to the devil to do his bidding! You come in off
the road and they put you to work switching out freight in your yard and
you have yard switchers assigned there and working, PUT IN THE DAMN
CLAIM and demand a yard ticket. PUT IN ANY CLAIM YOU CAN THINK OF AND
SOME THEY HAVE TO DENY! Keep their arsses flooded with paperwork. Keep
pushing the denied claims up the line. Flood the frickin general
chairmans office with piles of paper. It doesn't matter if you don't
get it paid right away. You know damn good and well most the time you
don't because the red tape takes for ever. Stop your damn cry baby
bitching and just do as you are supposed to do as a union member. JEEZ!
You pay out every month for it to keep your damn job but you don't do
what is required of you to flood them both with paperwork to read and
process! In the mean time, SLOW THE HELL DOWN!  Quit running. Shop the
damn cars and engines. Call the damn FRA and turn in violations. Blow
the damn whistle!  Grow a set of balls and act like men instead of a
bunch of whipped pussies!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Engine repair, for 10-20 years
Posted: 08 August 2020

Tier 4 EMD are junk!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 08 August 2020

To Hogger you fail to address when we come in on a train and they make
us go get another on and we are in pool service they don’t give us a
ticket  they say put a claim in How is that padding or a loophole and I
considering 90 percent of the country gets paid by the hour I don’t see
what the big deal is the facts are that there are not that many jobs
that pay more than a basic day and I would rather be paid by the hour
instead of my union allowing me to be raped on a weekly basis by a Csx.
You stand for a high paying job good for you. You should be happy you.
Screw everyone else it’s all about you.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 08 August 2020

Everyone needs to wake up and watch out,    If the CN was so great why
are they all coming to CSX now!!!      That better tell you something!!
     These CN guys are a toxic toxic disease coming in to try and infect
all of CSX.      Don’t take any of their bullishlit!!


We STRIKE!!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 08 August 2020

You lazy asses if you come in and they make you switch cars or anything
else you are getting paid by the hour. Compared to now when they make
you do it anyway and don’t give you another ticket. Yeah that’s real
good. Everyone knows it’s the same guys who are able to stand for the
high paying jobs all the time. Everyone knows that.  I would rather
know that when they make me do something I am getting paid that’s it.
I’m tired of getting shitted out of money and putting legitimate claims
in only to see them in research. Don’t talk about brothers because we
are not. Everyone out here is out for themselves. This union is so
corrupt it’s laughable. As for 20 years yes I have over 20 years and I
still stand for the same Tuesday Wednesday off days. The same guys who
have always made all the money still do. Yet we all do the same work.

Name: Me
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 07 August 2020

All you guys for the Hourly rate had better educate yourself on what
happens with the hourly rate. Bottom line is, CSX wouldn't be pushing
for it if it were good for the employees. I have talked to countless CN
guys under the hourly rate and they hate it. The higher rate comes at a
big cost on other give backs. Do your research folks.

Name: Barely hanging on
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 07 August 2020

If we go hourly we will lose even more jobs, sounds great! Some of us
will be in the unemployment line, now that is brotherly love in action!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 07 August 2020

The only people who don’t want hourly rate are the older guys who stand
for the top paying jobs. Again another example of our brotherly love
for each other. All the guys making a basic day sure would like to make
a little money at some point. I am all for hourly wage at the very least
it will do away with putting in all these claims. Stupid claims system
is worthless. At least I know I will get paid for the hours I work.

Name: Wondering
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 06 August 2020

When are the unions going to release info on this? 



Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 06 August 2020

Hourly Agreements are coming,     Do NOT,   Accept any offer,    
Period!!!!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 06 August 2020

Hourly Agreements are coming,     Do NOT,   Accept any offer,    
Period!!!!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Engine repair, for 10-20 years
Posted: 04 August 2020

Yes! Just took a huge dump, and on company time too. What a wonderful
way to start the night!

Name: Work safe - Work hard
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 03 August 2020

I enjoy my job. Working in t&e service for CSX is a privilege. Those of
you who can't take a little heat should just get out of the kitchen.
With all of your qualifications you can surely find a top flight job in
 either the janitorial or food service industry. Work Safe, Work Hard,
Be Tough. 


   https://youtu.be/Iyv905Q2omU

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Engine repair, for 10-20 years
Posted: 03 August 2020

Conductor:

I tend to agree with you on HR’s posts. They are often long and don’t
usually pertain to the Mechanical Department. I enjoy T-Rex’s posts
because he can really stir the pot. The mechanical side sucks too.
Mostly because of poor management and bad decisions.

Name: HR 1748 Safe Freight act. 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 02 August 2020

Get the facts brothers. Do your research don’t believe anything till you
see the proof. 

KCS Isn’t For Sale. Quit Salivating
Written by William C. Vantuono, Editor-in-Chief
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The Weather Network/Keith Bradley

If I had a $100,000 for every time the rumor mill shouted out that
Kansas City Southern was on the auction block, I’d be a
multi-millionaire with a collection of exotic cars rivaling that of Jay
Leno, and racing a Corvette C8.R in the IMSA Series, with my son Craig
as crew chief. (I wouldn’t own a private railcar, because Amtrak
wouldn’t want to haul it around the country, and if they did, they’d
probably overcharge me. But that’s another story.)

First, the buzz that restarted the cranky old rumor mill engine (no
doubt coal-fired, and you know where that’s headed):

“Kansas City Southern (KSU) breaks higher after Betaville reports on
speculation about a potential acquisition bid from BNSF Railway, Union
Pacific, or an infrastructure fund. The company hasn’t commented on the
report. (No s__t, Sherlock, as we used to say in my Newark, N.J.
hometown.) The takeover chatter (mockingbirds, perhaps?) about KSU
arrives after Bank of America singled it out as a top transportation
sector pick. (Trying telling us something we don’t already know.)


William C. Vantuono photo. Yes I took this. It’s my neighbor’s friendly
cat, minding his own business, and being harassed by a mockingbird with
a nearby nest the cat has no interest in attacking.
“Bank of America says Kansas City Southern is still one of its top
picks in the transportation sector. ‘We believe KSU is among the best
in terms of operating leverage potential among the Class I’s as the
second derivative of volumes inflect, with runway (an airline term?
Gimmee a break!) for further train consolidations in its Manifest
segment, and a more refined Auto network,’ notes the firm. The
longer-term potential for supply chain near-shoring in Mexico when
USMCA goes into effect July 1 is also noted (correct!). BofA sees
Kansas City Southern still generating +$600M in free cash flow this
year. (Actually, it’s +600MM. An “M” means 1,000, which would translate
into $600,000. So “MM” is 1,000 x 1,000, or one million. Roman numerals,
man!) A Buy rating is kept in place on KSU, and the new price objective
of $168 is above the average sell-side PT (price target) of $151.68.”

Potentially, but no doubt unintentionally, stoking the rumor mill was a
very positive report from Cowen and Company, following a virtual
pre-2Q2020 earnings visit with KCS top management, among them our 2020
Railroader of the Year, Pat Ottensmeyer:

“KSU leveraged a weak volume environment to create a lower cost basis,
which should enable stronger margins in 2H2020. Opportunities exist for
further cost cuts including fuel efficiency and lengthening trains.
Intermodal only has HSD (high single digit) share in Mexico, and KSU
can also grow its share vs. truck. We adjust our estimates, modestly
raise our PT to $156 (sounds more realistic), and reiterate KSU as our
top rail pick.

“KSU pre-announced certain 2Q20 items, including revenue of roughly
$550MM (got those Roman numerals right. Way to go, Jason Seidl!), which
was slightly below our $591.4MM. ($41.4MM is “slightly below”???) The
revenue miss was unsurprising, given KSU’s carloads thus far in 2Q,
which were below our estimate, as well as the negative impact of fuel
on average revenue per carload. In addition, KSU expects roughly $4MM
of incremental COVID-19 related costs and slightly higher casualty
expense this quarter. However, KSU’s cost reductions in the quarter
were much more significant than we had anticipated, offsetting some of
the lower revenue.

“In recent weeks, KSU, along with the rest of the North American Class
I railroads, has seen carloads begin to recover as states reopen from
COVID-19 (and coronavirus cases start to rise). Nearly all the auto
plants in Mexico reopening has breathed life into that business, with
June auto volumes down 39%, compared to down ~93% for the first two
months of the quarter. Intermodal, which in some cases contains auto
parts, is also benefiting from the factory openings. Finally, even
areas least affected by COVID-19, such as grain and other agricultural
carload types, are seeing improvements. Even though it is an essential
business where most employees cannot simply work from home, KSU
fortunately only has 10 active COVID-19 cases out of 7,000 employees, 6
in the U.S. and 4 in Mexico. It hasn’t had any major labor issues with
crews testing positive and hasn’t had any service interruptions.
(That’s what good management, and caring about employees, does.)

“As the world recovers from COVID-19, KSU has numerous drivers for
top-line growth. Its Intermodal franchise can benefit from gaining
share in the market (with only HSD share currently) and from the
overall market growing. In international Intermodal specifically, KSU
has lots of capacity available at Lázaro Cárdenas. KSU has opportunity
to grow in refined products, with customers moving into Mexico and in
energy segments other than coal (a dying commodity) and frac sand.
Finally, its Plastics franchise is currently seeing the impact of
overcapacity in the Gulf and global economy, but still has longer-term
growth potential.

“Management drew a contrast between the growth potential of KSU and the
rest of the Class I’s. Mexico has factories that are growing and new
factories being built, while growth at factories in the U.S. and Canada
is occurring less, and there are factories that are closing. Like its
counterparts in the U.S., KSU’s intermodal franchise competes with
truck; in KSU’s case, the competition is also affected by currency, as
KSU bills in dollars and truckers bill in pesos. With the Mexican peso
well below the U.S. dollar, KSU’s competitiveness in the market is
limited. Each quarter, KSU evaluates whether it would be worthwhile (on
both a revenue and margin basis) to switch to pesos, and there is no
question that the status quo is worthwhile. Conversely, KSU’s
cross-border business with BNSF has held in 2020, even amid COVID-19.”

All of the above is representative of a good railroad, with good
management focused on long-term, top-line growth and long-term
shareholder value. This is what Mike Haverty (2001 Railroader of the
Year) had in mind when he tamped down the naysayer volume more than 25
years ago and bought into Mexico’s then-privatizing railroad network.
It continued under Dave Starling (2001 Railroader of the Year) and is
accelerating under Pat Ottensmeyer, bolstered by USMCA, a trade pact he
helped broker.


In case you’ve forgotten, take another look at Ottensmeyer’s viewpoint
from his Railroader of the Year interview, when I remarked, “My
experience with Kansas City Southern goes back to the mid-1990s. There
are two things that come to mind: Never complacent. Fiercely
independent.” His answer:

“I would agree with that. Maybe some of it is our size. We’ve got to be
on our toes because we’re surrounded by companies that are much larger
than we are. Complacency would be very troublesome for our company.
Fiercely independent? I would say the nature of our fierce independence
has changed over time. A big part of our strategy for the past several
years—this is really important—is the way we can connect, our
philosophical approach, our desire and willingness to work with the
other carriers to get to markets and offer our customers and their
customers service options that we wouldn’t have, just based on our own
network.

“So that again is a very important part of our strategy, more so than
most of the other large railroads. Because of our size, of where we’re
located, the strategy of developing service options with our connecting
carriers and our partners in the railroad industry is very important. I
also think a really important part of our value proposition to our
customers is that independence. If you’re an auto company building a
new plant in central Mexico and you want service options to both
railroads in the East, we’re happy to do it. If you want service
options to both railroads in Canada, we’re happy to do it. I think we
are more valuable to our customers because of our ability and our
willingness to do that. If we were part of a bigger network, it might
not be so easy.”

Any doubts about KCS’s strong, independent stance?

Expanding upon what Pat Ottensmeyer said, there are other reasons why
Kansas City Southern isn’t up for grabs. There might be “private-equity
infrastructure investment funds … poised to scoop up a Class I for its
future cash-flow stream, as Brookfield Infrastructure Partners acquired
small-railroad holding company Genesee & Wyoming for $6.5 billion,”
Capitol Hill Contributing Editor Frank N. Wilner wrote in April, but
bear in mind that KCS’s price tag would most likely be beyond the scope
of a private-equity fund.

As far as another Class I attempting an acquisition, regulators
probably won’t have the stomach or patience right now to deal with the
ramifications of a huge acquisition.

Customers as well, particularly those suffering from severe indigestion
induced by railroads whose attitude toward Precision Scheduled
Railroading is “take it or leave it” (KCS is not one of them) will push
back. “If propping up stock price becomes a takeover defense, shippers
may wave before lawmakers and regulators the Oct. 8, 1882, unfortunate
‘public be damned’ response of railroad baron William Henry Vanderbilt
when asked, ‘Are you working for the public or for your stockholders?’”
Wilner noted.


The activist hedge funds (think Bill Ackman and Paul Hilal) are not
going to emerge from their lairs with a hostile takeover in mind. These
people go after companies they perceive as weak or underperforming in
the “space” that interests them. They charge in, guns blazing, turn the
company upside down, shake and squeeze it violently, slice off the
pieces falling out the bottom, and toss a hand grenade into the pieces.
The explosion catapults the stock price high into the air. They then
cash out as quickly as they charged in.

These hedge funds often require a God-like figure to enlist in carrying
out their mission. Their single motivation is enriching their personal
coffers, under the guise of “delivering value to shareholders.” Kansas
City Southern is well-run, anything but under-performing. Its 1Q2020
operating ratio—the one performance measure to which Wall Street pays
the most attention—was 59.7%. And there is no God-like figure, no cult
of personality, at present, to help the hedge funds.


The industry, like much of the world, is suffering from the COVID-19
pandemic. Railroads—Kansas City Southern included—are taking temporary
cost-cutting measures to deal with depressed traffic levels, until
things return to “normal,” whatever that might be. The furthest thing
from management’s mind is consolidation, as well as dealing with
regulators, potentially disgruntled customers, and rail labor, which is
currently in the midst of national bargaining.

So, if there’s anyone out there salivating at the thought of acquiring
Kansas City Southern, take a napkin and wipe the drool from your chin,
because it ain’t happening. Not now.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Engine repair, for 10-20 years
Posted: 01 August 2020

Yo, T-Rex, thanks for showing up!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 01 August 2020

Kansas City Southern Railroad!!!


Wow you’ve been here 30 years and don’t know what KCS is!!!

Name: What???
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 01 August 2020

What is KCS?



Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 30+ years
Posted: 01 August 2020

KCS is about to be taken over by private equity Firm for around 23
Billion Dollars,      So therefore done have to answer to PSR bullshit
anymore!!     Watch Out Folks!!!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 30+ years
Posted: 01 August 2020

KCS is about to be taken over by private equity Firm for around 23
Billion Dollars,      So therefore done have to answer to PSR bullshit
anymore!!     Watch Out Folks!!!!

Name: HR 1748 Safe Freight acf
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 31 July 2020

NATIONAL NEGOTIATIONS UPDATE: JULY 30, 2020
PUBLISHED: JULY 30, 2020
The SMART-TD National Negotiating Team along with the rest of rail
labor leaders that are participating in the Coordinated Bargaining
Coalition (CBC) for this round of national freight rail negotiations
participated in a Zoom conference meeting with NRLC Chairman Brendan
Branon and participating Carrier representatives on July 28th. This
meeting was held for the sole purpose of reviewing PowerPoint
presentations relative to each side’s respective positions on issues
contained within their Section 6 Notices. While there were no
negotiations during the Zoom meeting on July 28th, it was beneficial to
both sides in an effort to keep the process moving forward in a
good-faith effort to achieve a voluntary agreement.

The first formal negotiation meeting took place, in person, earlier
this year on February 26th and 27th with the second meeting scheduled
for March 31, 2020. This never happened due to the COVID-19 pandemic
and all subsequent scheduled meetings were also canceled. This was the
first time the parties had convened in any manner since February.

We will keep everyone updated with any new developments on your
contract negotiations as they transpire.

Name: conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 30 July 2020

Heads up!!!!

Memo circulated around management gives orders for all road crews to
stay marked up and work if they roll in with 3 or more hours to work.
No ticket if they can get away with making you stay on your original
power and falsify the cars handled as cars assigned to your train to
yard.  The violations of both agreements are rolling in as warned by CN
crews. PUT IN CLAIMS! REPORT ALL VIOLATIONS OF STATE AND FEDERAL LAWS.
YOU BETTER START GETTING IT TOGETHER.
OH, AND GUESS WHO PUT THE ORDER OUT.....YOU GUESSED IT! The new "BOY"
on the throne!

Name: May I have another
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 30 July 2020

Look who back back again trex back tell a friend.
Yo yo yo my broedahs shizzle fo da wizzle pece luvs n unty. I be comin
at ya live wit trex fromz da birds nest. Been ons da fur-low tils
recensly. Redee to be getin back n gitin ins da swing of da tings
alredie markins off on da fmlaz. I be havins a goods idea fo a backs to
works partee. Dj trex spinnin da beats. A dunkin boot fo yard masters to
sits in. A trainmastrz onlys hot dogs eatin contess. Train masterz bring
yo own knee pads. Crews gets to feed raw dogs to train masters throug
glory holes. Winning train master gets a tee shirt dat says..you did a
guds job. luv, uppa manajmnt.. ambulance will be on site in case a
trainmastor busts a gut tryin fo da prize. Ans once again yo bird Trex
wantz to remines yus to pleze spay and nueta yo trainmastorz to
prevents da overpopulamation.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 30 July 2020

Lots of Crooked and illegal shit going on all over CSX!!!!    Watch your
ass!!

Name: Hugh Jorgan
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 29 July 2020

what up T-rex.  I been wondering what u been up to.  it still rough out
here in the trenches with the hh disciples trying to fire everyone.  I
look forward to hearing of your shenanigans.
Piece out!

Name: T-Rex lives!
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 28 July 2020

Shizzle da wizzle! Hello brudders! I aint the reel T-Rex, but will have
ta do till the real one wakes up. All u T&E mudder phuckers better
lissen up and do your jobs. Da unions dont care bout u no mo. Gettin
worse cince da secund round of rona. Layin folks off everywhere. Now go
make the rr some mula.

Name: HR 1748 Safe Freight act 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 28 July 2020

The Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen is applauding the
Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) for proposing a statewide
two-person crew regulation to help ensure safe train operations within
the state. 

On July 27, KDOT proposed the new safety regulation, which would
require railroads to maintain a minimum of two crew members in the cab
of the lead locomotive while operating within the state. 

Kansas Governor Laura Kelly said: “Kansas has faced issues ranging from
crew member fatigue to derailments, which pose a threat to our safety
and security — but by maintaining the current practice of requiring a
two-person crew we can ensure the health and safety of Kansas workers.
This proposed regulation is a commonsense, necessary measure to protect
our state’s railroad crew members and keep every community along the
tracks safe.” 

The proposed regulation reads as follows: 

“K.A.R. [36-43-1]. Crew Requirements. 

“a. Railroads operating within Kansas shall maintain a minimum of two
crew members in the control compartment of the lead locomotive unit of
a train.

“b. Complains with subsection (a) of this Section shall not be required
during switching operations, brake testing, safety inspections, or while
performing setouts in conjunction with road service.” 

According to a KDOT press release, “The benefits of the proposed rule
and regulation is railroad and community safety, including the role of
two-person crews can play in helping to prevent potential accidents or
derailments and in emergency situations. Nearly all railroads in Kansas
are currently operating two-person crews and will have no increased
labor costs from the implementation of this regulation.” 

Other states with minimum train crew requirements are Wisconsin,
Arizona, Oregon, California, West Virginia, Colorado, Nevada,
Washington, and Illinois. 

BLET National President Dennis R. Pierce said: “I thank Governor Kelly
and the members of the Kansas Department of Transportation for this
proposed safety regulation. It is essential to have two crew members
inside the locomotive cab to save lives and to ensure the safe
operation of trains throughout the state of Kansas.”

Name: conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 27 July 2020

Wake up t rex 

Dumb ass!  It's csx sucks moron. It's not Jerry Springer. Of course
it's serious you stupid poser. Nothing joyous to post on here.  Go to
frickin Facebook if you want to play games. It's our damn lives out
here. Most of us need this job so we can't just walk away right now.
Go peddle your stupid shit elsewhere.

Name: Cindy Sanborn 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 27 July 2020

As you know by now I have taken the position of Coo of NS. It will be my
privilege to hire all woman that way I can choose a different piece of
carpet to lick everyday. I also will be implementing dildos and
vibrators on each cab so we can lesbo out. Thanks again and now I shall
retire to my private suite to eat some smelly fish tonight. Sanborn out
!!!

Name: HR 1748 Safe Freight act 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 27 July 2020

Breaking news!!!!!!!!

Norfolk Southern names Cindy Sanborn chief operating officer (updated)
By Bill Stephens | July 27, 2020
RELATED TOPICS: CLASS 1 FREIGHT RAILROADS | PEOPLE | OPERATIONS |
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Cindy Sanborn
NORFOLK, Va. — Norfolk Southern today named Union Pacific executive
Cindy Sanborn as its chief operating officer, a position she also held
at CSX Transportation.

Sanborn was one of the first women in the industry to hold an
executive-level operations position. She spent 30 years at CSX, where
she rose through the ranks and ultimately became its top operating
official. She was named the railroad’s chief transportation officer in
2009.

CSX on Oct. 25, 2017 announced that its top operations, marketing, and
legal officers would depart. Such a one-day sweep of top executives was
unprecedented, rail historians say. E. Hunter Harrison, then CSX’s chief
executive, brought in former Canadian National colleague Jim Foote to
head both operations and the sales and marketing teams.

Sanborn, who comes from a railroad family, in January 2018 was named
regional vice president of transportation for UP’s Western Region. She
moved into the new role the following month. She most recently served
as vice president, network planning at UP and previously oversaw all
activities in the railroad’s Northern Region.

“Norfolk Southern is combining Precision Scheduled Railroading with a
superior service product to create long term value for shareholders,”
Sanborn said in a statement. “I look forward to working with the NS
management team to build on the momentum that’s already well under
way.”

She will begin leading operations at NS on Sept. 1.

“When we began the search for our next chief operating officer, we
looked for an experienced executive who could lead our operations and
build on our successful implementation of precision-scheduled
railroading. We are proud to welcome Cindy Sanborn, one of the freight
rail industry’s leading operations experts, to the Norfolk Southern
team as we work together to lower our operating ratio and deliver
shareholder value,” CEO Jim Squires said in a statement.

Sanborn replaces Mike Wheeler, who will retire Oct. 1 after a 35-year
career at NS.

“It has been a privilege to be a part of Norfolk Southern and I am
proud of all that we have accomplished, especially over the last few
years,” Wheeler said in a statement. “I am confident in the future
success of Norfolk Southern and look forward to working closely with
Cindy to ensure a seamless handoff of leadership responsibilities.”

Independent analyst Anthony B. Hatch Sanborn’s hiring “sort of wild,”
noting it is unusual for a top executive to move among three big
railroads.

Yet four of the seven Class I systems – CN, CSX, NS, and UP – now have
chief operating officers who came from other railroads.

“The old kind of boundaries have been broken down,” Hatch says. “In a
tradition-bound industry, this is or was the most tradition-bound
railroad – for good and bad.”

Sanborn, who is well respected in the industry, knows NS better than a
typical outsider because of her career at eastern rival CSX, Hatch
says.

NS has long promoted from within, but Squires has been increasingly
looking outside the company for executives. It’s the first time the
company has hired an outsider as its chief operating officer.

Sanborn’s appointment to a C-suite position at NS is the second
executive hired from outside the railroad in the past year. Chief
Financial Officer Mark George joined NS last year from United
Technologies Corp.

Mike Farrell, who has experience at Canadian Pacific, Canadian
National, and Union Pacific, was named senior vice president of
operations in 2018 after a stint working for NS as a consultant. And
Vanessa Allen Sutherland, who joined NS in 2018, was named executive
vice president and chief legal officer

Name: Wake-up T-Rex!
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 27 July 2020

C’mon T-Rex, you need to start posting again. Too serious on here. Needs
some Shizzle da Wizzle on here.

Name: Cut the Static
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 26 July 2020

Static being posted to hid this.



LEGAL INFO AND NOTICE OF ABUSE!





Both FRA and Federal laws mandate that the railroad make all employees
records available to them to review and COPY!!!!


I personally have had mine copied and will be doing it again soon.
Check your observation testing results. If you didn't notice they
made
it harder to get to them. Jump through new hoops. Just like the format
change in printing off your history. Made the process harder by having
to keep bringing each page up separately after printing the first
page.

ENTRAPMENT NOTICE!   CSX was ordered to stop altering the IVR system
to
lock you out from getting information after they called you when
running
the roster. The old format would say you were working after they
called
you.  Obviously you were not. The IVR would then direct you to a crew
caller who would say.."GOT YOU!" since they had you on the phone. 
This action was removed  upon numerous ethics charges.

There is a new system in place now.  If you are roster called you can
not call the stand line and prompt information for a train line up. It
will once again state that the information is not available and please
hold while they transfer you to a crew caller.  If you are already
called or duty, you will have no problem using the IVR system to
obtain
any information you want.  Once again, If you have been roster called
and do not answer, you will not be able to use the IVR system to
obtain
any information without being transferred to a crew caller.
If you chose to do this, immediately upon connection with the crew
caller advise them that you are in no way, shape, or form returning a
roster call and do not wish to take any calls until it is your union
agreed time to do so.  Advise them that the IVR system has denied
information to you and you were connected automatically. If they give
you any grief and threaten you if you do not take a call, advise them
you are not returning a roster call and you want information that the
IVR system is not giving to you. If you are threatened with forced to
work under these conditions, inform them you will be calling the
ethics
committee and naming them as the hostile caller. Immediately notify
your
Local Chairman. If you can not get a hold of them, then call your
General Chairman's office and tell them what happened. Demand a
complaint be filed. This is unethical and has been deemed as such in
the past. It must be stopped immediately.

Name: Billy Bob
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for 30+ years
Posted: 26 July 2020

Ok!
More higher taxes.
Any thing is cool, but Trump.

Fuck Donald Trump.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 25 July 2020

Wake up T Rex!! Need to hear from you.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Engine repair, for 10-20 years
Posted: 25 July 2020

Getting ready to take a big dump on company time again. It’s all good.

Name: Engineer
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 23 July 2020

Blah blah blah VIRUS


Its going to be around for ever just like the flu..... Get over it and
expect to get a shot every year after the winner of the race takes the
cake.  Or who ever can put the most money back into the pockets of the
feds and the investors of the new and world saving vaccine!!!!!!


Meanwhile back at the ranch where management and very little of anyone
else is wearing a mask, and wont because we all know it is
overblown....... Shit is going to get deep!  Cuts will come and a new
wave of the blown up virus numbers will cause more shut downs and the
excuse for FOOTE to cut more jobs.... Oh, and the other poster is
right!  The IVR calling system is rigged to get idiots who are to
stupid to figure it out, busted and verbally intimidated and forced to
take jobs!!!

Name: Rail Nigga
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 22 July 2020

Paul

I'm for that's. I'm slinging crack and crystal meth to the Managers
here and if the law legalizes it all. I'd gladly pay taxes. I gots to
make up for ours lost earnings.

You buggereaters pecker heads don't leave the oil burners in the
bathrooms and in the trailing cabs. Throw away.

Name: Paul revere 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 21 July 2020

This ain’t Canada , this is America and we have a virus , but the virus
will be gone in November if Trump loses . Then we can get back to
higher taxes , so we can give more to the people that won’t work . It’s
revolution time again , should be a sale tax system instead of
income/property tax system. That way everybody pays , illegals , dope
dealers , renters , then it will be fair system. What y’all think ?

Name: brakeman
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for 30+ years
Posted: 21 July 2020

Rep

CSX has been playing their little nasty games as long as I can
remember. Calling the ethics committee doesn't do a damn bit of good
unless you got something on someone that is going to look real bad in
the press or out in the public. They love to claim they can do what
ever they want in the name of business no matte how dirty and
underhanded it is.  Then when they get a tit in the ringer they come
back and play dumb. My favorite is the finger pointing and blaming it
on new employees.  If I heard it once I heard it a million times! "we
have new people in the office who don't know the agreements or they
aren't trained properly on procedures."!  Biggest bull crap blow hard
shitz we have all heard before! What is even funnier is their own people
turn on them and tell all to a lot of people out of their office. We all
know they have been ordered to do whatever it takes to get a crew 
called. They get harassed and threatened as much as the crews do. This
corporation is one cut throat die hard war zone!

Name: EXREP
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 21 July 2020

LEGAL INFO AND NOTICE OF ABUSE!


Both FRA and Federal laws mandate that the railroad make all employees
records available to them to review and COPY!!!!


I personally have had mine copied and will be doing it again soon.
Check your observation testing results. If you didn't notice they made
it harder to get to them. Jump through new hoops. Just like the format
change in printing off your history. Made the process harder by having
to keep bringing each page up separately after printing the first
page.

ENTRAPMENT NOTICE!   CSX was ordered to stop altering the IVR system to
lock you out from getting information after they called you when running
the roster. The old format would say you were working after they called
you.  Obviously you were not. The IVR would then direct you to a crew
caller who would say.."GOT YOU!" since they had you on the phone. 
This action was removed  upon numerous ethics charges.

There is a new system in place now.  If you are roster called you can
not call the stand line and prompt information for a train line up. It
will once again state that the information is not available and please
hold while they transfer you to a crew caller.  If you are already
called or duty, you will have no problem using the IVR system to obtain
any information you want.  Once again, If you have been roster called
and do not answer, you will not be able to use the IVR system to obtain
any information without being transferred to a crew caller.
If you chose to do this, immediately upon connection with the crew
caller advise them that you are in no way, shape, or form returning a
roster call and do not wish to take any calls until it is your union
agreed time to do so.  Advise them that the IVR system has denied
information to you and you were connected automatically. If they give
you any grief and threaten you if you do not take a call, advise them
you are not returning a roster call and you want information that the
IVR system is not giving to you. If you are threatened with forced to
work under these conditions, inform them you will be calling the ethics
committee and naming them as the hostile caller. Immediately notify your
Local Chairman. If you can not get a hold of them, then call your
General Chairman's office and tell them what happened. Demand a
complaint be filed. This is unethical and has been deemed as such in
the past. It must be stopped immediately.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Engine repair, for 10-20 years
Posted: 20 July 2020

Shizzle my nizzle! What ever happened to the T-Rex? Miss his posts.

Name: Brother
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 19 July 2020

JIbril


Shut your mouth! A brother can be black or white. The black man had no
right to take the word and coin it for his own. The bible uses the term
brother and is meant for all of us who are one or of family. So don't
bring your BLM agenda to the CSX yards. We don't want or need your
racism out here.

Engine repair.... your a dumb ass.  No one care about your bowel
problems.

CSX again shows their hypocrite self centered behavior. Ordering people
to come back early from coronavirus leave. Calling their homes and
badgering them.

IVR a damn mess!  Not accepting calls and not putting people on jobs.
On top of that the crew system is marking people off either. 
Just on big joke after another with this circus!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Engine repair, for 10-20 years
Posted: 19 July 2020

Ahhhhh!  Taking another dump on the clock. Not flushing it. Life is
still good!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 19 July 2020

All of you FMLA abusers should be fired.  I’m not talking about the guys
who really need it and use it the right way. I’m talking about the dicks
that everytime a train that does any work comes up they all of a sudden
mark off family medical. Really suspicious how when the dead head and
turn comes up or the get off trains they are perfectly healthy. These
are my so called brothers screwing me. How can we blame the company for
anything when we constantly screw our own. There will be people who say
stop complaining and get it yourself it’s f you don’t like it. Well you
guys do whatever you want to do but I hope you FMLA part time workers
all get fired. I hate all of you. Every holiday weekend you guys have
to be off but Tuesday Wednesday and Thursday you guys are perfectly
healthy. Pieces of shit all of you.

Name: Time to get an Attorney
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 19 July 2020

Time and time again CSX has proven how useless the UTU and BLE are.
It's time to start playing hard ball with this company. Anytime
there's a derailment, injury, Hazmat spill, contact the FRA, OSHA, or
EPA don't assume CSX has done it. Also, the CSX FMLA department has
been sending out a lot of letters lately accusing employees of marking
off due to pattern layoff and threatening disciplinary action. This
cannot and will not be tolerated by CSX. Just because CSX has a
manpower shortage system wide created by upper managements greed
doesn't relieve CSX from complying from it's obligation of complying
with the U.S. governments requirements of the FMLA guidelines. These
letters from CSX's FMLA dept. should immediately be reported to the
U.S. Dept of Labor and definitely contact a Lawyer. They are trying to
make employees afraid to take off when needed and impede our ability to
take care of our serious health conditions.  Remember Folks, these
people we work for are not good people and it's their ultimate goal of
eliminating all of our jobs.

Name: conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 19 July 2020

Public

Yeah, that's exactly what's happening. They want your ass back as
soon as pissible. If you want back before 14 days they will ignore the
CDC protocal. You can come back in 7 not 10. They have done it with
some at my terminal. Just goes to show they don't buy into this shit
anymore than the rest of the smart ones. This virus ain't gonna kill
the healthy. Railroaders the toughest Mf around!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Engine repair, for 10-20 years
Posted: 18 July 2020

Another big smelly dump taken while on the clock! Life is good!

Name: Donald
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 17 July 2020

You guys have too many Republican white trash in you're work force.

Sold out big time buttkissers!

Name: Jibril
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 14 July 2020

Hey StUPid Condr.

Don't call us Brothers.

You are white We are black.

That's being racist.

Black lives matter out here too.

Respect.

Name: Billy Bob
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 14 July 2020

Conductor with 1 to 10 yrs.

You go find another job bitch.
Stop whinning. You got no whiskers than on your butt cheeks to bitch.

Damn ass licker sniverlers

Name: conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 14 July 2020

VIRUS SCAM!



Get prepared to another big lay off if they go ahead and start shutting
down again because the numbers are up!  CSX will no doubt take advantage
of it to lay off again. The reports are up because people got smart and
realize they can get out of work if they test positive. take some self
quarantine.  Trump as also agreed to keep the checks coming. So here we
go!  Just get out of work and get free money.  Run to your doctor and
get tested. It is no different than playing the lotto!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Yard Master, for 10-20 years
Posted: 13 July 2020

Took another big smelly dump at work on CSX time!  Life is great!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 13 July 2020

I think most of you are bots. THe RR is nothing like you claim.

Name: oldhead
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for 30+ years
Posted: 12 July 2020

Loco 30

You are absolutely right.  This has been the CSX model since the first
day I was hired. In fact, it is the basic model for all railroads.  The
new cubs have no idea how it works.  I just love coming in and watching
them bitch and moan about shortages, no trains running and crazy moves.
 What these idiots just cant get through their heads is it doesn't
matter what the hell they think or want. The only thing they can moan
about it violations of the union agreements. There isn't a thing they
can do about it. We are nothing more than blue collar workers being
used like sheep. You can run your mouth and bitch and moan all you want
but at the end of the day you will do what you are told or you will be
charged with insubordination which will not pay you one dime of OOS
insurance.  I am not as sick of the job as I am of the constant mouths
running and bitching at work about everything that they  have no
control over. You come in and do as your told for 12 hours. You get
screwed and violated you put in your claim and wait to get it denied.
It is protocol for the company and labor relations to deny all claims
if possible. If you don't like the conditions you shut your mouth and
quit or grow a damn pair and do what needs to be done. Productivity is
what makes the railroad run!  LAY DOWN!  FOLLOW THE RULES TO A TEE!
IDENTIFY AND REPORT ALL FEDERAL VIOLATIONS!  That is all you have as an
advantage. So nothing is going to change because the new pups don't
know how to do anything but bitch and moan. A bunch of mama's boys
with no back bone.
As for the manpower, they have done this for over 40 years that I know
of. You lay off everyone, double up freight, make under the table
agreements with the customers and crunch numbers and lie to the
stockholders.  The only time that shit gets deep is when the USDOT gets
involved because US commerce freight is at a stall or not being moved
fairly. If it gets behind and attention is drawn to it, then people are
called back quick to get it back up where it should be. Remember when
they stalled the grain trains to move as much oil as they could because
the money was good? Remember when the grain farmers marched on the white
house demanding a fair shake? Remember when they lied and said they
weren't doing it and the Feds demanded a weekly log of what they were
moving? Once they were busted shit started moving again and we started
moving more trains. They will do everything in their power to keep the
numbers of employees down. Run everyone who is working into the ground
and take away PB, personal days and cut the caps. The union agreements
have always stated that the company will keep enough men hired to honor
reasonable lay offs. They have always and will always just ignore this
and laugh all the way to the bank. IT'S JUST A UNION AGREEMENT! JEEZ! 
How many times do you have to be told this. You don't see the CEO's
going to jail for violating this do you? It just a big fine which is
pocket change to them and with the dirty Union officials who are paid
under the table they know they have nothing to worry about. They will
cut to the bone, you will work until you are exhausted and then you
will come back and do it again until you decide to quit. Get used to
it. Get over it because the puppy workforce that is out there now has
no balls. Do what is right or quit!

Name: conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 11 July 2020

Brothers

Keep it coming. Covid19 A numbers scam.  The railroad industry is proof
of it all. Company doesn't like post about NO ONE WEARING MASK.
ESPECIALLY OFFICIALS. we can bring this scam down! Like guy said...we
are the unhealthiest sleep ridden industry on earth and we aren't
dropping out here. It's the flu combined with other issues killing
these people. The truth will come out.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 11 July 2020

No one cares how they run there company. I care when they make me do
work and don’t give me another ticket which I am entitled to by the
contract they signed. They say put a claim in and I think we all know
how that goes. That’s why the claim system is so dam stupid. It allows
us to be raped now and still not paid for it later.

Name: Lloyd
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for 20-30 years
Posted: 11 July 2020

To the recent poster who pointed the finger at FMLA "abusers".  Are
you single or married?  Do you have children?  Do you have a disabled
child or are you trying to raise your child as a single father?  Does
your child have a special need/circumstance?  We aren't put here to be
the judge.  Ask yourself, why are you entitled to know why any employee
is marked off FMLA in the first place?  I'll answer that for you. It
is shown to place blame on those who lay off under this code. The
railroad will learn this the hard way which will force their hand even
further.  Profits over people...always with CSX.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 10 July 2020

They going fire all u sissy punk railroad cry babies....

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 10 July 2020

This site is funny and should be shut down.  If you don’t like the way
the company is ran, then just quit. No one is forcing you to stay.  Go
back to McDonalds since most of you can’t hack it on the railroad. 
This Circus is so amusing, but feel bad for the customers.  Managers
with no skills running the show because the company refuses to hire
those that are actually good at what they do.  Employees that mark off
FMLA all the time and try to get out of doing anything that resembles
work, yet tries to get 12 hours everyday.  If it wasn’t for the 10% of
employees that actually have pride in what they do, this place would be
totally screwed.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Yard Master, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 10 July 2020

Called everyone back at Evansville.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 10 July 2020

Is this true:

Heard they called everyone back from Williard,   Even people that have
been furloughed for 3+ years,      What the hell is going on????

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 10 July 2020

Ha.  Railroaders are the most unhealthy workforce as a whole compared to
any industry.    Fat, fag vaping,  vending machine, chicken McNugget
eating, big swig drinking, wobble pops laid in bed till called to work
mfrs. Breathing problems, back problems, migraines,   3 of 4 are
clinically obese       Locomotives cause cancer.    AND I DONT KNOW
ANYONE WITh COVID19

Name: Conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 10 July 2020

VIRUS


BLAH BLAH!   Railroaders been working all across the entire nation
since the first day it showed up and we haven't been falling dead all
over the place. we haven't worn that damn mask or gloves and we are
stuck in those damn nasty dirty cabs and wagons together. No one in
management has ever worn them. we aren't falling out sick. There has
only been 3 guys at my terminal who quarantined themselves because a
family member go sick. And they didn't even have to go to the
hospital. One guy even said they refused to test him when he got sick
in January and he knew he had it because he couldn't smell and he had
lung problems and was winded. They refused to test his ass! so what
does that tell you!  They wouldn't test the damn guy. So they didn't
give a shit and didn't want to really know. Its no worse than a bad
seasonal flu and the weak and sick are the only ones who have to worry
about it. 

Now get back to the real shit. Get our damn money we are due. Give us
our damn tickets we are entitled to. Quit treating us like dog shit and
whipping and beating us.  HOw about TRAIN CREWS LIVES MATTER!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 09 July 2020

Jeez you guys they can do what they want because of the virus .

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 09 July 2020

Don’t mind the company guys static, keep this forum full of good info

Name: PR
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years
Posted: 09 July 2020

CSX 

Why are you still involving yourself in the social injustices movement?
Why would you even bring this heated issue into the workplace? Not only
is it unethical but it is not productive and it WILL create hostility
in the work plsce. You have no business involving the employees in this
movement. You should be remaining neutral. It is not the place of CSX as
a corporation to involve the employees or investors in this political
issue. Yes, it is a political issue.  As a concerned investor I can
assure you I do not approve and it is not a healthy mission to venture
into. I suggest you rethink your strategy plan for media recognition.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 08 July 2020

Epstein didn’t commit suicide , carol baskin whacked her husband ,
ghislaine maxwell died of corona virus  in prison

Name: conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 08 July 2020

Family members


CSX is voice recording conversations in the cabs of the locomotives.
Don't call to discuss serious private matters on the phone unless it
is absolutely necessary.  We will have to go outside of the locomotive
to do it. If the weather is bad then don't do it.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Engine repair, for 10-20 years
Posted: 07 July 2020

Ahhhhh! Taking a big smelly shit on company time. Not going to flush it!

Name: Time to get an Attorney
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 07 July 2020

CSX has shown time and time again how weak and useless the Unions  are.
It's time to get a Lawyer, I have an appt. later this week to discuss
seeking legal action against CSX for FMLA harassment and
discrimination.  Hope to take them to the cleaners and drag their name
thru the mud.  Not decent people we are working for.

Name: conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 07 July 2020

Preg 

This is CSX SUCKS! There is too much stupid racist political bullshit
that has nothing to do with what the company is doing to people and
screwing with their lives.  Every god damn time someone post something
on here exposing them or suggesting how to a poser pops up with
unrelated bullcrap and everyone knows why.

CSX IS VOICE RECORDING IN THE CAB. THE NEW SNIFFER CAMERAS HAVE
RECORDING DEVISES. THEY LET THE CAT OUT OF THE BAG AT AN
INVESTIGATION!! It should be illegal as hell to do it without notifying
everyone in a system notice. Don't talk about anything private while in
the cab. Don't discuss any of your claims or anything to do with an
investigation. Don't make private phone calls and discuss anything
private while in the cab. The company is claiming they don't have the
recording devises on but that is a lie.  BE WARNED!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 06 July 2020

Calling us brothers is racist

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 06 July 2020

I’m sorry but please stop referring to us as brothers. We are not and
don’t act like brothers. Everyone out here looks out for themself. The
union is worthlesss so please stop saying brothers we are not.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 06 July 2020

All,

Hourly agreements are on the way,    DO NOT,   Take their bait!!!      
  Do not in any way shape or form take an hourly wage!!       Your
brothers have fought for the last 150 years to have an agreement in
place!!      It’s the old bait and hook trick!!       Don’t do it!!!

Name: HA!
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 06 July 2020

Hunter Harrison alive and well

Just love coming into work and listening to all those company sucks who
have been stepping up and kissing ass complain now because they are butt
hurt from getting used like little bitches now. No more second tickets.
All claims denied. Union agreement raped and not one single Union rep
available to tell you  that is going to be all right. Not one single
Union rep from the International coming in to tell everyone they are in
their corner.  I don't come on here often but I remember the CN crews
telling everyone it was coming along time ago.  They warned everyone
about how the CN trash CSX hired were trained by HH to violate all
laws. Even federal laws. He go away with it with just fines. No jail
time. CSX knows they can do the same thing because it isn't against
the law to violate a union agreement. When are you pansies going to
wake the hell up and start going after the jugulars. You got to swamp
the union GC office with complaints. You got to claim them to death.
You got to whistle blow ever chance you get. You want attention from
the feds brothers. You want laws they are breaking reported. You want
the unions blasted every single day. Hell, you need a damn petition
signed and sent to the Unions to step in and do something about the
constant union violations. Its malicious. It's on purpose.  It's a
hostile work environment.
You got to lay down. You got to push back. You got to quit sucking ass
and stepping up.  Grow a frickin pair and put in the damn claims. Even
if they keep denying them. Just frickin grow a pair man! They told you
it was coming. You were warned and it's here. The old oxygen tank
dragging devil is here from the grave!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 06 July 2020

Wife handling her husband’s paystub I’d racist.    Wanting FMLA users
fired is racist

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 05 July 2020

I’m sorry but I hope everyone out here that abuses fmla gets fired. Must
be nice to be off every holiday while your so called union brother
works. Some brothers you are.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 04 July 2020

getting a raise July 1st is racist

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 04 July 2020

Weren’t the conductors supposed to get a raise on July 1st? Something
like 2-3% increase?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 04 July 2020

Talking bout tha racist card is racist.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Engine repair, for 10-20 years
Posted: 04 July 2020

I really enjoy working holidays!  I’m taking them for around $85.00 an
hour and not doing shit.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 04 July 2020

FMLA is Racist just like CSX and those canadian bacon eatin MFRS

Name: Time to get an Attorney
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 04 July 2020

It's very apparent that CSX is using intimidation, threats, in their
Crew Availability Notices that reference people with FMLA who mark off
on a Holiday. Make no mistake, this is an attempt to deter people to be
afraid to use FMLA on a weekend, Holiday, or other special occasion. 
Just because an employee marks off on a Holiday doesn't mean they
don't have a legit reason to be off. CSX's Mrs. Henson is sending
coaching and counseling letters to people who are off on a Holiday,
adjacent to a rest, P.L., D.V, day.etc.  
   This CSX policy can't be tolerated and employees should seek Legal
counsel immediately if you have received one of these letters. Just
because CSX Upper Management doesn't have enough people to run their
trains due to excessive cuts and refusal to hire employees doesn't
give them the right to try to persuade employees not to use FMLA that a
Licensed Physician has granted. 
   I personally received a Coaching and Counseling letter, upon
receiving this letter, I immediately contacted a Attorney in my area
and gave him the last 2 years of my employee history along with CSX's
system notices that reference crew availability. He says it's 100%
harassment, bullying, intimidation, and FMLA discrimination.  At the
end of the day, these are not decent people we are working for and
Legal Action is the only way out at this point.

Name: TRUTH
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 03 July 2020

BIG TIME


Blow it out your racist baiting pie hole!  Go do your homework and then
come back and tell us how many large corporations across America have
never had a black CEO!  CSX is no different than the rest of the nation
that has chosen a WHITE person who was better educated, trained and
qualified for the position as CEO1
Think about what you said.  Now think about how black Americans have
been crying for the last 50 years on now they are cheated in the
educations system and not accepted in colleges fairly. So, if this is
true then it would be reasonable to assume that a WHITEY would end up
being the one more qualified. So there you go.  Now lets reveal how
many black men you can come up with who did get a fair shake and are
qualified for the jobs.  Oh, cant do that, then you would have to admit
you are getting a fair shake at education!

BROTHERS
Just heard a rumor this morning that CSX has a problem with their
accounting system and have been screwing up our pay. Look at your
earning statements with a magnifying glass and see if you find any
crazy differences in your pay on trip rates and overtime pay. If you
find it call payroll and let your union reps know immediately!

Name: HR 1748 Safe Freight act 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 02 July 2020

U.S. House Passes H.R.2
(provisions include two-person crew, bus driver assault,
Amtrak funding and Yardmaster Hours of Service)
 
BREAKING: On a vote of 233-188, the U.S. House of Representatives
passed H.R. 2, which includes our transportation provisions in the
INVEST Act.

The INVEST Act was rolled into the larger  infrastructure bill (H.R.
2), known as the 'Moving Forward Act'. This common parliamentary
procedure has enshrined our rail and bus provisions as part of the
national infrastructure bill. This a positive development.

The Moving Forward Act now moves to the U.S. Senate.

WHAT WE NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE INVESTMENT ACT

THE INVEST ACT DELIVERS ON TWO-PERSON CREWS

The INVEST Act, as written, requires a certified locomotive engineer
and certified conductor on most freight trains. According to the bill,
there are instances that a train may be operated with a reduced crew.
Exceptions are listed below:

A freight train may be operated with a reduced crew, if:

The train operations are within a rail yard, terminal area, or on
auxiliary or industry track
It does not exceed a maximum speed of 25 mph on territory with an
average track grade of less than 2% for any segment of track that is at
least two continuous miles
The locomotives are performing assistance to a train that has incurred
mechanical failure or lacks the power to traverse difficult terrain,
including to or from the location where assistance is provided
The locomotives are not attached to any equipment (except a caboose)
and do not travel further than 30 miles from a rail yard
A location where one-person operations were being utilized one year
prior to the date of enactment of this bill, only if the DOT Secretary
determines that the operation achieves an equivalent level of safety
(Note: The Secretary of the DOT is appointed by the President of the
United States)
SHORT LINE EXCEPTION

In addition to the above, a train may be operated with a reduced crew,
if:

The carrier has fewer than 400,000 total employee work hours annually
and an annual revenue of less than $20,000,000
A TRAIN MUST BE OPERATED BY A TWO-PERSON CREW (NO EXCEPTION), IF:

It is transporting one or more loaded cares carrying material toxic by
inhalation
It is carrying 20 or more loaded tank cars of a Class 2 material or a
Class 3 flammable liquid in a continuous block
It has 35 or more loaded tank cars of a Class 2 material or a Class 3
flammable liquid throughout its consist
It is 7,500 feet in length or longer
The INVEST Act is poised to be the most significant piece of
rail-related legislation this generation of railroaders has seen since
the passage of the Federal Railroad Safety Act of 1970.

Name: Big time 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 02 July 2020

CSX is playing into  the race game.    They have never had a person of
color as CEO.  The unions have never had a president that was a person
of color.   I’ve never seen a person of color be a LC but surely they
have.   My point being.  The RRs talk inclusion but its lip service and
we all know it

Name: conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 02 July 2020

Who cares 

This is CSX sucks, not blah blah world black and looter matters. Stick
to the shit this site is for. Corrupt company thieves,  bought off
union's and bull shit mask rules just to save their arsses in court.
Let them download the cameras. First one they charge will have a field
day in court with witness statements and pictures of supervisors
sitting in each others laps WITHOUT MASK ON! Who the hell does CSX
think they are kidding!

Name: Hogger 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 01 July 2020

Avon engineers

SSA AGREEMENT-ARTICLE 50
Engineers in any class of road service  may be required to perform two
or more classes of ROAD SERVICE in a day or trip

PARAGRAPH E- THIS ARTICLE DOES NOT INVOLVE THE COMBINING OF ROAD WITH
YARD SERVICE NOR MODIFY OR SET ASIDE.

When you are called to work a JJOB KIND OF SETVICE 4 ROAD SWITCHER,you
are not to be used as a yard puller or yard hump job. You are entitled
to an 8 hr. Penalty claim. PUT THE CLAIM IN! They are abusing the hell
out of this agreement article and labor relations is siding with them.
Exact quote: "The claimant was called in KS 4 ROAD SWITCHER SERVICE.
This includes yards within their territory.

Yes, you can pull cars for your switching job and deliver cars from
your switching job, but IT DOES NOT INCLUDE WORKING ASSIGNED YARD JOBS
OR SPECIFIC YARD WORK THAT HAS BEEN CLASSIFIED AND ASSIGNED SPECIFIC
DUTIES AND LOCATIONS AS WELL AS ON AND OFF DUTY TIMES.
DOING PULLER AND HUMP WORK IS NOT ROAD SWITCHER WORK. They know this
and they are abusing it. Labor relations is abusing it. PUT THE CLAIMS
IN!

Name: Warning
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 1-10 years
Posted: 01 July 2020

T&E 


IT'S COMING!!! Camera downloading in cabs. If you do not maintain 6
feet separations and your not wearing a mask you will be charged. Think
real hard about the consequences and your course of action. The virus is
spread in more ways than just through saliva spray. Locomotive cabs are
not contaminate free. Just a warning. The carrier is protecting
themselves from possible law suits with the work force returning. Talk
to a lawyer if possible and get advise on this matter.

Name: Warning
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 1-10 years
Posted: 01 July 2020

T&E 


IT'S COMING!!! Camera downloading in cabs. If you do not maintain 6
feet separations and your not wearing a mask you will be charged. Think
real hard about the consequences and your course of action. The virus is
spread in more ways than just through saliva spray. Locomotive cabs are
not contaminate free. Just a warning. The carrier is protecting
themselves from possible law suits with the work force returning. Talk
to a lawyer if possible and get advise on this matter.

Name: ULM
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 01 July 2020

not very "SMART"  Joe do nothing for 50years Biden will shut this
country down due to covid19.  There will be mass layoffs.  15 plus
years to keep a job as a T&E.   The riots and looting will be in Rural
America.   Best think long an hard about this one.   Today's democrat
party is not your Daddy's party.

Name: Union brothers 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 01 July 2020

SMART Endorses Joe Biden for President

Statement from SMART General President Joseph Sellers, Jr.
July 1, 2020

The International Association of Sheet Metal, Air, Rail and
Transportation Workers (SMART) is pleased to endorse Vice President Joe
Biden for President of the United States, following a unanimous vote of
its General Executive Council.

The endorsement was informed by discussions with and feedback from
SMART members and leaders from across the United States who met to
discuss SMART issues and which candidate best supports them. Over the
past four years, SMART leadership has also met with all the major
presidential candidates from both parties, including the incumbent
president, and had meaningful dialogue with them regarding issues
impacting SMART members.

SMART has engaged with and listened to our members from coast to coast
about their views and opinions regarding our union, their jobs and
current events that affect their future. This effort was launched to
ensure members have a say in shaping the course of our union as it
proceeds to advance the needs and viewpoints of the membership.

Biden has a long history of engaging with SMART members and working
families in both the sheet metal and transportation industries. The
endorsement decision was based on Biden’s strong support of the
concerns most important to our members, including the need for
two-person railroad crews, retirement and pension security, protection
of prevailing wages, and a prioritization of workplace safety. He also
is dedicated to acting on a plan for real infrastructure work to
enhance employment opportunities for current and future members in the
industries SMART represents. SMART members have made it clear they can
no longer wait after four years of empty promises for new
infrastructure initiatives from the current administration.

From his early years working with local sheet metal workers as a County
Commissioner in Delaware, to his frequent meetings with SMART Amtrak
conductors during his commute back and forth to Washington, D.C., Joe
Biden has been acutely aware of and engaged with the issues on the
minds of our members.

After a series of discussions with Biden’s campaign staff, where
members’ feedback and concerns were shared with the candidate, Vice
President Biden took the time to respond with a video outlining his
positions on the issues. His impassioned message in this video proves
that Biden is the clear choice for our union and the membership.

SMART is highly engaged in the political process to ensure our issues
are advanced and our members’ livelihoods are protected. We also strive
to ensure union leadership is transparent and clear with our members
when it comes to decisions in the electoral arena. We work to advance
our members’ issues by advocating and educating on their behalf while
supporting candidates, regardless of party, who stand with SMART
members and for issues important to all working families.

Name: Curious Puzzled Partner
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 10-20 years
Posted: 01 July 2020

I’m not sure where this belongs. My husband (Albany Division) has worked
for CSX since 2010 as  a conductor and Trained in the yard and for the
most part stayed working in the yard not working road trains. Was
trained as an engineer in 2014 in road and in local yards. With all of
the cuts, he claiming he is not eligible to bump or train for Road Jobs
of employees that have less seniority than himself to maintain his
employment.because he is not qualified in the jobs. I myself have
worked Union jobs my whole adult life and for the most part seniority
trumps most everything. I have been told by several of his coworkers he
could train and get qualified on these jobs on his own time, he claims
that is not allowed. Personally, I think it is an excuse and he is
“comfortable” working in the yard and does not want to train or put
effort into “expand” what he can do to remain employed and not
furloughed. 
Please give me info on how he can get trained on jobs that he has
seniority to hold but not qualified for, or if what he is telling me is
true and not a crock of doo doo. 
No I am not a spoiled wife that wants to “be taken care of”. My job for
our local school district has been furloughed with pay up until last
week and just do not to loose everything we have worked hard for the
past 20 years.

Name: Neutral
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for 30+ years
Posted: 30 June 2020

CSX


You have absolutely no business involving yourself in the middle of the
insane racism war that has started outside of the CSX workforce. CSX has
only one goal and that is to hire in a diverse manner and to ensure that
all employees behave in a manor that is not verbally, physically or
sexually abusive. CSX must ensure that there is no retaliation or
hostility in the workplace. You have absolutely no business bringing
anything in that remotely suggest that you may support BLM, Atifa or
any other organization that exist for the purpose of one sole group.
That includes political groups as well. I have watched CSX grow over
the last 30 years into a diverse workforce. Unfortunately there are
some minority workers who feel they have not been treated fairly or
there have not been enough of the group culture hired. This is not
true. If you read this site you will see that several black Americans
have spouted out racial comments that are unfounded and untrue. You
therefore are treading on dangerous ground bringing your diversity plan
across the line as supporting injustices as you call it.  What you did
by using a black woman on your gateway link talking about injustices
only insinuated that you are jumping in with the BLM culture and
bringing it into the CSX workplace which I will say is not only
unprofessional but unethical and will only fire up hostility in the
workplace.
It is not your concern nor is it your place to bring this into the
workplace. Your only obligation is to follow diversity and hire as
needed. I am a stock holder. I am invested in CSX. I do not approve the
least bit with the steps you are taking to involve yourself in this
matter. As far as I have seen, CSX has been a fair employer and has
stayed out of muddy waters and has stayed neutral for the whole of the
work force. You are treading on shaking ground with this one and I am
sure I can say with certainty there will be many who are not going to
be happy with your decision to step into this war that is raging. I
suggest you don't. We as employees, if we wish to, can involve
ourselves in this rebellion outside of the workplace. It is a personal
decision we should be able to make and should be a private one. It
should not be pushed on the workforce. I nor anyone else who is
employed by CSX should have to come to work and be forced to hear, see
or be exposed to this rhetoric while working. The workplace should
remain neutral. If you decide to continue with this course of action
you may find that many employees take offense to it and find the
workplace hostile. They may even seek legal counsel. I personally will
consider it.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 30 June 2020

I like how CSX post as soon as you log on to the gatewy.    Chief
Diversity Officer Discusses Next Steps in Addressing Social Injustice. 
 CSX is so full of sheet    The high brass would suck BLM off.    How
about hiring a real black manager in Jacksonville.   Just more eye
service

Name: BLM
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 29 June 2020

Other employee 
I’m sure BLM understands the correct words to use when constructing a
sentence.    You my friend do not.    I’d bite my tongue when it comes
to bad mouthing someone’s education.  It’s obvious you didn’t pass
freshman English.

Name: CSX slavers
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 29 June 2020

CSX owns shortlines that was built by slave labor. Is it true that the
higher ups took boots off you feet and tools out of your hands?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 29 June 2020

It’s funny how many racists we work with. They are so willing to be
openly racist when they can remain anonymous. The truth is the whole
problem with the railroad is the unions. We are our own worst enemy.

Name: BLM plz Help
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 29 June 2020

We need you help.  Our unions are run by the white man that eats
Canadian bacon.   Don’t believe csxgateway. They plaster people of
color all over their web page this ain’t real.   The diversity leader
may be a non white but dats about it when it come to HQ    Come up in
here and clean the corruption out.   RR regularly makes me work and
don’t  pay a brother or sister. We getting paid less than what we.
Suppose to.   Claims be getting denied when that Canadian bacon Eating
MFR know they owe me

Name: conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 29 June 2020

Highball

Virus is going to be around whether they find a vaccine or not!  Just
like the seasonal flu.  It is here. Then there will be another one
because we drug the hell out of the nation and antibiotic it to death.
The super bug from hell is coming. Your right, Save your money because
there will be more cut jobs and people are going to get sick again. The
next virus will give the healthy a run for their money. Laugh is you
want but it is coming. In the meantime back at the ranch, they are
still lying, cheating and stealing our money and raping our union
agreement to hell. The CSX devil is alive and well.

Name: Best Class 1 employee
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 28 June 2020

Here's a thought.  Why don't u guys start breaking these massive
15,000 footers and dick the dog the whole trip.  Also have one day all
the conductors mark off then all the engineers the next?  Don't let it
work for em!  Don't do the company favors!

Name: Buckeye
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 28 June 2020

I wonder how much it cost CSX to replace a EOT?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 28 June 2020

STOP WATCHING SPORTS .... MOVIES IN THEATERS..... SLOW WAY DOWN ON
BUYING ALL SPORTS ADS PRODUCTS !!!! HITEM WHERE IT HURTS !!!!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 28 June 2020

Has anyone read what the diversity officer suggest we read on the
gateway yet? I'm white. I'm NOT racist. I am friends with people of
all walks of life. There is a lot of white shame in that material. A
lot of people say "blacks can't be racist". I call BS on that.

Name: BLM Plz Help
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 27 June 2020

Conductor

If the BLM was running our unions.  We would never be asked to do yard
work or anyother bs.   I'm telling you we need the smart and ble web
page to actively recruit BLM.  If there is  anyone tied to BLM please
inform them that the train crews of CSX are in desperate need of their
leadership.

Name: conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 27 June 2020

Brothers

For the love of god, ignore these deflecting jackasses trying to change
the subject and bring stupid racist crap to CSX SUCKS FORUMS! Damn
company mole losers.

This tops the cake....TM are putting inbound pool crews on frickin yard
tickets before they are even done with their original train. How the
hell can they take you off your through freight train ticket before you
even get the damn thing put away. On top of that, this kind of ticket
isn't even written in the agreement to be applied this way. These SOBs
are just using the crews to do clean up punk work that yard crews can't
get done. Forcing long pool freight crews to come in and do grub work
that is supposed to be done by YARD CREWS ON DUTY! WTF is happening
here!  This shit is out of control!

Name: BLM Plz Help
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 27 June 2020

I'm only saying that we could learn a lot from BLM.  If we had men like
that running our unions we would be way a head.   I also believe 
CSX need a person of color to replace Mr. Foote and Mr. Boychuk. It's
past time these positions are held by someone other than an old white
man especially some Canadian bacon eatin MFR.

Name: BLM SUCKS 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 30+ years
Posted: 27 June 2020

Screw you faggot. Negro’s have more opportunities than white people. CSX
does do a good job hiring these fools. Remember what happen at
Cincinnati Queensgate?  Those black managers got fired for being
dishonest on so my levels. You can’t say that CSX is racist. 




 Name: BLM we need you
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 27 June 2020

Conductor 1-10

CSX is racist.    They don’t hire people of color for upper level
managers.  How many brothers and sisters work in Jacksonville?   I’ve
met only 2 brothers that were trainmasters and 1 yarmaster.      I
believe BLM would be a great asset to our unions.   They would get
these pos on their knees.    They don’t bend over for the man.   We
need more diversity in our crafts too.  
The titles of these managers are also racist. It’s time for these
white
man names to be removed

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 27 June 2020

Dear csx,
  Us furloughed employees aren't coming back early. Minus the few
retards that are in debt over their head of course. We will take our
chance of not getting paid. Thats the culture you have created. A
culture that roots for your failure.. Loves watching your trainmasters
run around lost and confused and stress out. Their health cant be
good.. Things got slow, so lets charge guys in mass numbers because we
can afford to. Lets lay off im mass numbers cut jobs that didn't need
cut. Then Things snap back and get busy as hell and now you want your
people to rush back.. Man that karma will get you every time.. 

Stop calling , texting and emailing us. Send the damn letter and we'll
report 14 days from there.

Name: BLM we need you
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 27 June 2020

Conductor 1-10

CSX is racist.    They don’t hire people of color for upper level
managers.  How many brothers and sisters work in Jacksonville?   I’ve
met only 2 brothers that were trainmasters and 1 yarmaster.      I
believe BLM would be a great asset to our unions.   They would get
these pos on their knees.    They don’t bend over for the man.   We
need more diversity in our crafts too.  
The titles of these managers are also racist. It’s time for these white
man names to be removed

Name: BLM we need you
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 26 June 2020

BlackLivesMatter

Would you please consider joining our unions the utu and BLE?    I
believe your brotherhood and total disregard of the man. Is exactly
what we need to fight the corrupt Csx and other raciest RR.  Please
take a look at their upper and lower 
Managers.  People of color is not represented.   There has never been a
CEO that wasn’t an old white man.  BLM. Should not stand for this.    
Thanks  and power to the people
P.S.  the “Man” in our unions overcharge us in dues.   The worse case
of taxation without representation

Name: conductors
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 26 June 2020

fellow brothers

Turning in claims for violations of our written and signed on the
dotted line agreement doesn't do a thing now unless you add something
to it that is worth reading.  Get the POINT!

We have a system we have to follow since it is a Union agreement and
not a signed contract that they can be sued for breaching. They know
all they have to do is act like they don't agree with the language or
turn around like they always do and claim the language they agreed on
is not the way the union is interpreting it.  They play these turn coat
and unethical games with all agreements. Then you got the paid off reps
who blow under the table and push side letters in that no one knows
about. Hell, half the Local chairman get blind sided and have to come
back with the usual...THEY CAN DO THAT NOW!   They leave their own damn
reps in the dark so they cant side with us or raise hell. The unions for
the railroads today are corrupt and a total embarrassment to unions
across the nation.
Again, you got a claim to put in, MAKE IT GOOD. Put all the articles
that you can think of. Put in any article that even remotely sounds
like it covers the crime they have committed. AND DONT LEAVE ANYTHING
OUT. ALL INCIDENTS THAT CAN BE USED TO PROVE YOU DID THE JOB YOU
CLAIMED!  No more MR. NICE GUY!

Name: Friend
E-mail: 
Employed as: CSX Customer, for N/A
Posted: 25 June 2020

Train crews

What the heck is going on at Avon? I've been a member of several
unions and I have never been screwed over or had my agreement violated
as bad as what I've been reading.  No wonder shipments are late and we
get wrong cars. Sounds like a nightmare for you guys. I get it if you
lay down and fight back. Go for it. But maybe you could let the
customers know why and maybe we could help. If we can't get out
shipments because of management hostility then we could file complaints
with you. This virus thing will end soon. It will run its course like
all the rest have. When it's time for mass production again we need
our supply. Just let us know how we can help.

Name: Conductor 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 25 June 2020

Brothers 

Retired CN IS RIGHT! The union he was in had balls. We got nothing but
horse traders. Where are they? Where is the transparency? Why haven't
they sent out mass mailings of their actions and addressed the members?
 No where to be found. As for your employee records, look how hard they
have made it to get into your Observation testing records. You have to
jump through hoops now. So called extra security measures they claim.
Security FROM WHO! Who gives a shit about our obsevation testing scores
 accept the employee and his lawyer when he needs them. You have a right
by federal law to view your employee records. Everyone needs to demand a
copy of all files and entries made in your files. God knows what they
have written in them. If you were around in the last 25 years then you
should remember when they had a hit list out in each terminal naming
the employees who were to be stalked and monitored. They had a training
manual out in the southern region for supervisors detailing how to
identify and notify other supervisors when one of the Violators was on
their property. Was an insane course that got pulled after one of their
own squealed about it. These people are ruthless. If we can't count on
our unions we shouldn't be paying the ones we got. It's time to look
elsewhere. We have the  railroad labor act to back us on this one.
It's time to get serious! Turn in the FRICKIN CLAIMS BROTHERS! It's
the only way to hold the union's accountable
And start paper trails. If you don't know how to do a proper claim
call your LC. If he won't answer back or help you then call your
International. Call until someone steps up to the plate. We can't go
after them if we don't file claims and start paper trails. JUST DO IT
BROTHERS!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 25 June 2020

All of you guys talking about time to stand together need to screw off.
Our worst enemy is our own union. It’s like a guy watching his child
get abused and just stands there and looks the other way and does
nothing. That’s our union. I don’t blame the company they should be
trying to screw us that’s what they have always done. The union is
supposed to look out for us but yet they continue to turn the other
way.

Name: Engineers
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 25 June 2020

ALL ENGINEERS


Article 50-More than one class of service

Engineers in any class of road service may be required to perform two
or more classes of road service in a day or trip.

Paragraph E-THIS DOES NOT INVOLVE THE COMBINING OF ROAD WITH YARD
SERVICE NOR MODIFY OR SET ASIDE!

Every single engineer in Avon who is coming in off the road on thru
freight service is being forced to dog catch trains and they are being
told by the Superintendent that they can not get them paid on J job
tickets but they can on Y(yard)Job tickets. This is an outright lie.
They can but do not want to. They know that a J ticket for a thru
freight crew has to be a Local switcher ticket with a kind of service 4
and it can not be combined with any yard jobs. They are blowing this
smoke up everyone's arss because they are short in the yard and need
men to pull, hump and hostel cars. They are abusing the agreement in
numerous ways.  If you come in and they tell you this NOTIFY YOUR LOCAL
CHAIRMAN IMMEDIATELY. LEAVE A VOICE MAIL OR WHAT EVER BUT LET THEM KNOW.
 FILE A CLAIM FOR VIOLATION OF ARTICLE 50 AND MAKE SURE YOU DO NOT
FORGET TO NOTE PARAGRAPH E AND WHO TOLD YOU THEY COULD NOT GET YOU PAID
ON A J TICKET. ASK THEM WHO IS DENYING THE PAY AND WHO THEY ARE GETTING
THEIR INFORMATION FROM.

ARTICLE 51-TRIPS OUT OF AWAY-FROM HOME OR HOME TERMINALS
SECTION 2:  Too much to post. Please read the whole article
However to help with the jest of the article.....

POOL FREIGHT ENGINEERS MAY BE USED TO RELIEVE A ROAD TRAIN IN TERMINAL
LIMITS WHERE YARD CREWS ARE ASSIGNED BUT THEY ARE ENTITLED TO A "BG"
CLAIM AT A BASIC YARD RATE OF PAY.
THE CALL WILL BE SPECIFIC AS TO WHAT SERVICE THE ENGINEER IS BEING
CALLED TO PERFORM  AS TO THE TRAIN NUMBER AND THE TIME TICKET WILL
REFLECT THE TRAIN NUMBER WITH AN "R" DESIGNATIONTO DENOTE RELIEF
SERVICE. IF IN EMERGENCY HE IS CALLED TO RELIEVE A SECOND TRAIN WITHIN
THE YARD/TERMINAL LIMITS HE WILL BE PAID THE PENALTY CLAIM AND WILL
RECEIVE A SEPERATE WORKING TIME TICKET FOR THE SECOND TRAIN.


THIS IS BLACK AND WHITE BROTHERS. MAKE A COPY OF THIS POSTING AND GET
IT OUT TO ALL ENGINEERS. THE USE OF Y(YARD) TICKETS IS AN OUTRIGHT
VIOLATIONS AND IS BEING USED TO ABUSE ALL ROAD FREIGHT ENGINEERS. THEY
ARE HURTING BECAUSE OF THE EXCESSIVE MANPOWER SHORTAGES THEY CREATED
AND TAKING ADVANTAGE OF THE CORONAVIRUS SCARE. ENGINEERS SSA WAS NOT
MODIFIED BY ANYONE TO ALLOW CSX TO ABUSE THESE ARTICLES OF AGREEMENT.
PUT THE CLAIMS IN. NOTE THESE AGREEMENTS. 
LABOR RELATIONS IS DENYING THESE CLAIMS AND STATING THAT THERE IS NOT
ENOUGH INFORMATION AVAILBALR FOR THE CLAIMS. IF YOU HAVE A YARD TICKET
ASSIGNED THAT IS PROOF ENOUGH. IF THEY FORCE YOU TO WORK A YARD JOB
AFTER YOU GET IN FROM RELIEVING ROAD TRAINS, DEMAND A YARD TICKET BE
ASSIGNED AND STILL PUT THE CLAIMS IN. IF THEY REFUSE TO ISSUE A YARD
TICKET, THEN YOU WILL NEED PROOF THAT YOU DID THE YARD JOB. IF YOU DO
NOT GET A DISPATCHER BULLETIN ISSUED WITH A YARD JOB SYMBOL YOU WILL
HAVE NO PROOF OTHER THAN GETTING WITNESS STATEMENTS. CALL AND GET ONE!
KEEP COPIES OF CALENDAR DAY BOOKS WITH YOUR SIGNATURE ON THEM. TAKE
THEM INSIDE AND COPY THEM IF YOU  HAVE TO. IF POSSIBLE SET UP THE PTC
IN THE YARD WITH YOUR BULLETIN NUMBER. THIS WILL PUT LEGAL PROOF IN THE
SYSTEM THAT YOU WERE ON THE ENGINES. IF YOU GET POWER OUT OF THE HOUSE
HAVE AN ENGINE HOUSE EMPLOYEE SIGN A WITNESS STATEMENT FOR YOU OR PUT
IT IN THEIR COMPUTER SYSTEM UNDER NOTES WHO TOOK THE POWER OUT. IF YOU
FIND ANYTHING WRONG WITH THE POWER, CALL THE POWER DESK IN JACKSONVILLE
AND REPORT THE PROBLEM.
LISTEN BROTHERES,,,,, THEY ARE PLAYING HARD BALL WORSE THAN EVER. THEY
ARE CLAIMING THAT THEY ARE LOSING MONEY EVERYDAY YET THE STOCK AND
FREIGHT VOLUME SAYS DIFFERENT. THE WAR IS ON. YOU MUST THINK OUTSIDE OF
THE BOX AND GET AS MUCH PROOF AS YOU CAN TO SUBMIT TO LABOR RELATIONS
OTHERWISE THEY WILL TELL YOU THAT YOU DID NOT SUBMIT ENOUGH PROOF. 
THIS IS WAR!

Name: EXLC
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 25 June 2020

ALL UNION MEMBERS


First:Conductor is 100% right.  The FRA and the Unions sat down
together and discussed the situation with the Coronavirus and the
decrease that was predicted in manpower and freight. They both agreed
that some of the hours of service rules could possibly be relaxed. They
did NOT agree on CSX violating the hell out of the agreements.

Second: Yes, freight went down as it has done every single year during
the down times. Everyone in the railroad industry knows that it is
feast or famine on the railroad. It has been that way since the
beginning. CSX took advantage of this so called deadly virus and used
it to cut manpower to a low that they have been doing for years anyway.
Anyone who has been in this industry 30 years or longer can remember how
many times during the winter the boards have been cut and XBD have been
cut down to 5 men or less. This is NOT UNUSUAL! It happens ALL THE
TIME! They are using a virus for an excuse to break agreement rules and
the Unions and the FRA are well aware it is nothing more than a way to
cut manpower and line their pockets! Stock is back and freight is back.
Yes, they are calling some back, but they are still raping and violating
the hell out of all agreements. NO EXCUSE FOR IT AT ANY TIME!  It is a
big farce and a big lie that they need to adjust anything for this
coronavirus.

Third: Railroaders did not fall out and die. Railroaders did not call
in sick from the virus in massive numbers like they predicted. They
have been working their butts off and if someone were sick they came in
anyway because they were/are scared of the insane discipline policy.
This is why the men who were furloughed and called back are taking the
entire time allotted to come back. They aren't coming back any sooner
than they need to. Why the hell would they. They know they are coming
back to a hell hole of management that is abusing their PAY,
agreements, jobs, home lives, and are in bed with the FRA and the
Unions. CSX is taking advantage of a situation that DID NOT HAPPEN!
The freight did not get any lower than it had in previous bad years and
no one gave them an excuse to rape the agreements. Low freight was
temporary and is now becoming a problem of the past. Freight is up!

Fourth: Hiring new CN management is no different than the years they
took on rejects from the NS. Unfortunately CN officials have a
different mind set than NS or for that matter, any US railroad. They
were trained my Hunter Harrison to ignore and destroy all union
agreements. They were taught to challenge the Federal Government and
ignore all Federal laws. They were taught they were above the law,
unions are bad and to divide and destroy. They were taught to union
bust. They will lie through their teeth with any excuse they can to
violate your agreement. As the previous poster stated, they will make
the excuse they don't know the agreement and then expect you to
believe this outright lie. They will say they are new to CSX and don't
understand. ANOTHER OUTRIGHT LIE!  They have connections and have the
same CSX Labor relations department and well as the same CSX legal
department at their every disposal who know the agreements and what is
Federal law in the UNITED STATES! We can not allow a corrupt Canadian
regime to come in and destroy our UNITED STATES Union Agreements that
we fought for so hard, nor can we allow any Union to represent us who
will bend over and horse trade and play with CSX, CN or the FRA. This
is the UNITED STATES and our railroad Unions and members are under
attack. If our Unions cant stand up and fight for us then they need to
be replaced with a union that stands proud and fights for it American
brothers. This is a war against American Union members!

It is time to clean house as stated. It is time to play hard ball. It
is time to do what needs to be done. Everyone needs to take this
seriously. Right now  is the time to set up your children's futures in
the railroad. Now it the time to take hold and make sure that all
generation of railroaders don't get RAILROADED! Blast the Union
legislative reps and Internationals with petition demanding the
protection of all United States union members. Demand and answer.
Demand and action plan for defend our nation of Union Members. It is
time to get serious. This is no joking matter. Turn your head at this
post and act like its not as bad as it seems. You are blind if you
think so or you really just don't care. Well, maybe you should be
considering this....YOU PAY $$$$$$ every single month to a Union who is
not playing ball with you and is going home with their pockets lined and
fishing in their new boats on the weekends!

Name: BlackLivesMatter
E-mail: press@blacklivesmatter.com
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 24 June 2020

Need information on the Director of Labor Relations
(Rod Doerr) authorizing managers to harass Black and Hispanic employees
with racist remarks/slogans in the work place.

A similar incident would be: Ranee Tademy vs. Union Pacific Railroad.

press@blacklivesmatter.com

Name: Billy 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 23 June 2020

Over the csx road channel

I heard Boycunt is a homo!

So are the other officers on board that
train

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Engine repair, for 10-20 years
Posted: 22 June 2020

HR Safe rail act, I wouldn’t get my hopes up. If it passes the House, it
will die on Mitch McConnell’s desk. His wife is Secretary of
Transportation Elizabeth Chou.

Name: HR 1748 Safe Freight act 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 22 June 2020

Here is the link:

 https://www.congressweb.com/SMART_Transportation/takeaction#


Dear Fellow Railroaders 
 
This is our time. This is the legislation we've been working on for
the past six-years.
 
Last week, the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure approved
the rail provisions of the INVEST Act (H.R. 2). The legislation now
goes to the full House for a vote, including our key pieces of
legislation. This does not happen very often, but it is happening now.
On June 30th, the U.S. House of Representatives will be voting on
legislation that includes two-person crew.
 
This week is all hands on deck. We need every member, retiree and
family/friends to send a message to their Member of Congress and ask
them to support the rail provisions in the INVEST Act. On our Action
Center, we have several types of messages (pick the one that best fits
you).
 
Conductors and Engineers, click here.
 
Railroaders and Retirees, click here.
 
Friends, Family and Public, click here
 
or click to main page to see all options or write your own
 
Together, we made this legislation happen. There will be a vote. Can I
count on you to send a message?
 
Fraternally,

Greg Hynes
National Legislative Director
SMART Transportation Division

Name: spongebob
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 22 June 2020

Yes, 
   Boycunt and his bitches are coming thru town on Wednesday. We all
know what kind of folks they are. But, on top of that, it says a lot
about the Engineer and Conductor that are hand selected by Management
at each terminal to run these trains.  It's always the guys that kiss
managements ass, do favors,drink the Kool-aid and Mgmt. knows won't
tell these company Pieces of Shit how things really are.

Name: PR
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 22 June 2020

ALERT!  The Kings are coming to town.

Now is the time to step back and watch their actions. As for the
company making a last minute show of concern for the employee and the
coronavirus, watch and take notes and pictures if you can do so without
being charged for a rule violation. Will they be 6 feet apart? will the
shake hands? You can not be 6 feet apart and shake hands. Will they
come in and demand everyone be 6 feet apart from each other while in
their Godly presence? Will they be sitting 6 feet apart from each other
in the passenger car? 

Pay close attention. Watch their actions and the words they use. Now is
the time to note all their activity. This is a show of force. As for
Boychuck.... no comment!

Name: Billy Bob
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 22 June 2020

CSX PASSENGER TRAIN COMING ALL OVER THE SYSTEM. EGG THAT TRAIN PEOPLE.
AND CALL BOYCHUCK A FAGGOT OVER THE ARR
CHANNELS. I LOVE HEARING HIM AND OTHERS GETTING CALLED OUT OVER THE
RADIO.

NO CSX BUTTKISSERS PLEASE!

Name: Spongebob
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 22 June 2020

aaa,  csx Passenger train coming out of Cincy to Avon to Lafayette,
Chicago then to Danville this Wednesday the 24th.  It will have Jamie
Boychuk and other CSX garbage on it with 30 minute stops at each
terminal.

Name: Conductor 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 21 June 2020

Google

Just read that link.  The FAST ACT covers the law on your private
conversations. Not just a law for passenger service. That crew has
grounds for a law suit!  Their conversation should have never been
brought up. You can bet you won't find it in any recorded or written
transcripts. Time for this crap to hit the fan.

Read up brothers.  Not a judge in the world will side with the carrier
that mentioning that conversation wasn't only an intimidation tactic
but was against the law!

Name: conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 21 June 2020

Legal

I had an RF tell me and some other guys that there is a sound recorder
in the nose of the locomotive that is linked to the black box to pick
up the sound of the horn. Some how goes with the video recorder filming
outside of the cab for proof that the horn was actually working. They
need it for proof if we hit someone. He said it couldn't pick up our
private conversations. This must be bull crap then. If they were able
to repeat the conversation they had then either the RF was lying or
they put a new voice recorder in with those new Sniffer cell detector
cameras. They are doing live feed of crews in the cab.  This is a fact.
 It isn't just viewing the download feed later. We had a crew that was
told to adhear to a petty minor rule they were violating while they
were stopped. Wasn't violating it while running. They could have only
seen it at that particular time. A TM told us he was actually ordered
to watch a live feed of a crew who was suspected of delaying their
assigned job on purpose. Jacksonville wanted their every move watched.
He admitted he could see everything with the camera and they did in
fact ZOOM in on cell phones and could see everything on the screen of
your PHONE! I don't make a call unless I connect where they can't see
it. My private numbers are none of their business. Shouldn't it be
illegal for them to bring up private conversations in the cab at a
discipline investigation? I don't give a rat's arss if we are in a
company owned locomotive or not. I have heard there have been many law
suits won where employers were secretly recording conversations of
workers and using that info for insider trading and
intimidation/harassment. Plus, if you say something about an official
they don't like it could influence the hearing! That's why a jury is
not allowed to hear or read or discuss any information about a case
outside of the court room. So how in the hell can CSX get away with
this invasion? Please let us know what you find out. We have a right to
know the truth! It is unfair as hell too if they hear your strategy for
winning a case or info you might have against an official. This is just
plain mafia style tactics. Everyone needs to be notified if this is
happening!

Name: Legal
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 1-10 years
Posted: 21 June 2020

Train and Engine Employees

It has been brought to our attention that you might be working in a
locomotive with a voice recorder. During an investigation hearing a
conversation between the crew was brought to the table. Neither crew
member discussed  the contents of this conversation with anyone else.
The only conclusion could be is that the conversation was overheard in
the cab through voice recording. This will be investigated thoroughly.
Do not under any circumstance discuss any private information that you
do not want the carrier to hear. Do not discuss any health or medical
issues. Do not have a conversation on your phone you do not want
overheard. Do not discuss any union issues involving you or any other
member. This is an invasion of your privacy. You should be notified if
you are being voice recorded. Until this issue is rectified keep all
personal information to yourself.

Name: Rail Nigga
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 20 June 2020

Witness

That all is a happening when we all live in this Trump world that is
all controlled by these White Trash Supremacist. We don't care about
ya family, and ya neighbors.

Hold ya breathe. We can't

Name: witness
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 10-20 years
Posted: 19 June 2020

Safety Joke


Every single day CSX violates EPA regulations. I can see the black
smoke rolling out of the locomotives.  I know for a fact they have fuel
leaks and leave silica sand on the ground. They spill their commodities
all along the railroad and I know some of it has been treated with
dangerous/hazardous chemicals. How do they get away with this. If a
truck driver is traveling on the highway and was spilling their loads,
they would be pulled off the road and most likely get a ticket. They go
by and you can clearly see oil dripping off of some of the motors.  I
also know that many have toilet water leaking out of them.  It is
amazing what the railroad gets away with. Then they run their crews
into the ground and harass the hell out of them to rush and work
unsafely.  Now that the summer heat is here, I got to wonder if they
are going to follow all state, county, OSHA, health and federal laws.
Will they allow there employees to take a 10 minute heat break. There
used to be a law on the books that employees were allowed a break for
10 minutes every hour.  Someone better research this and let the state
know if they aren't doing it. How about some air conditioning in those
steel ovens????

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 19 June 2020

There’s been 2 conductor fatalities within the last 30 days on the CN,  
  If that doesn’t tell you all something,     Y’all better stand your
ground with these ruthless people!!!!    Enough is enough,      We Need
to STRIKE!!!!!!     NOW!!!

Name: HR 1748 Safe Freight act 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 18 June 2020

CSX cuts 86 from managerial ranks
CSX cut 86 jobs — mostly at its Jacksonville, Fla., headquarters — last
week as part of management realignment, the Jacksonville Daily Record
reports. The railroad told the newspaper in a statement: “The changes
followed a careful review of our management organization that
considered what work we should be focused on and whether that work
resides in the right place in the organization … The synergies achieved
through these realignments unfortunately resulted in the reduction of
some management positions across the company.”

Intermodal firm backs CSX, CN request to change conditions of Massena
Line sale
An intermodal shipping firm has told the Surface Transportation Board
it supports the request by CSX Transportation and Canadian National to
reconsider conditions to the sale of CSX’s Massena Line to CN. In a
June 16 filing, Atlantic Container Line’s vice president of logistics,
Brian McBride, says the proposed sale could reduce transit times for
shipments by 24 hours. “We are concerned that these anticipated
benefits will not be achieved if the transaction is not able to move
forward,” he writes. The line sale, which has already been approved by
the STB, is in limbo because the board ordered the elimination of a
provision which would bar CN from negotiating direct interchange with
the Finger Lakes Railway and the New York, Susquehanna & Western in the
Syracuse area. [see “Railroads say sale of CSX Massena Line to CN may
fall through,” Trains News Wire, May 29, 2020.] Interchange with those
railroads could cut CSX interchange business from CN.
Ottawa transit chief doubtful light rail issues will be fixed this
summer
As Ottawa prepares for another maintenance shutdown of its troubled
Confederation Line light rail, the head of the transit agency in
Canada’s capital city expressed doubt the system’s builder can fix the
line’s problems this summer. Global News reports that John Manconi,
general manager of OC Transpo, told the city’s transit commission that
he is “not confident” the Rideau Transit Group will meet an Aug. 31
deadline, because it has not agreed to that date or any other to
complete the work. A software update has addressed problems with the
doors on the light rail vehicles, but other outstanding problems
involve control systems, rails, and catenary. The line is set for full
or partial shutdowns June 21-24 for more work.

Name: conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 18 June 2020

CSX LABOR RELATIONS!!!

I'm done with you. I'm done with your stupid games you play.  I'm
done with your denials that you know are damn good claims. So here is
what is happening. Many of us have had a meeting about it. This is all
going to go down because of you. Now, in your defense it is CSX
management that is creating the need to put in  a claim EVERY SINGLE
DAY for blatant disregard for our union agreement, but YOU are the 
ones who are denying them when you know they are good legit claims that
CSX signed and sealed their John Henry on. Because of your blatant
thievery and blatant disregard, especially when you of all people know
how union agreements work and what is a legal claim of VIOLATION, there
will be many charges of FRA, OSHA, State and Federal law and ethic
violation coming forward. They will be in writing and they will be
noted on many claims. Any activity that take place during the time of
forced violation will be noted and reported. You will be notified as
well as the unions. You will be responsible for reporting these
violations and must notify the proper departments and authorities. Once
they become knowledge to you then you must report them.  You have
created a hostile work environment for everyone. There will no one to
blame but your department for the upcoming events.

Name: PUBLIC PR!!
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years
Posted: 18 June 2020

CSX!!!


Ok, let me get this straight. Because people are slowly coming back to
work( very slowly!) you now want to come out with a face mask rule that
you did not care about what so ever for the CSX employees. It has been
noted on this site numerous times how no one was wearing them at work.
Not one single manager was OR IS WEARING mask or gloves. All other
crafts were not wearing face mask or gloves. I believe the only ones
that were noted as wearing them were office personnel and only at their
discretion. So now all of the sudden you want to put out a rule stating
they have to be worn if you are not 6 feet apart.
 Just who do you think you are trying to fool? The public already knows
that the railroads were not participating in this action. The customers,
public, family members and anyone who has seen any railroader at work
knows they were and are never wearing them! 
I believe from listening to everyone and viewing this site that there
is another agenda other than your concern for safety. Could it be that
you are so short on manpower (which you created by taking advantage of
the overblow coronavirus scare)that now you need the employees who are
not qualified on all the jobs and territories to step up and get
qualified. You know they CAN NOT BE 6 FEET APART IN THE LOCOMOTIVE
CABS. THE SEATING DOES NOT ALLOW IT! Now, there is no excuse for anyone
to refuse to be in a cramped cab because you will put out a MANDATORY
RULE stating if you can not adhere to a 6 foot separation you must wear
a mask. 
Anyone who knows about railroading knows that use of the radio is
imperative in running the railroad. A conductor, engineer, Yardmaster
and dispatcher CAN NOT WEAR A MASK CONTINUOSLY! Their voices will be
muffled and it will be hard for them to breath with the need to
continuously breath and speak. The employees will be pulling down their
mask thousands of times a day. A conductor/engineer must call signals
during their entire trip and speak to dispatchers. The mask will be a
serious disruption to their daily work.
You know this. You are too late on acting as if you care. This is
nothing more than a publicity stunt to look as if you are concerned
about the spread of a virus that has not even remotely shown to be a
serious issue in the railroad industry. In fact, not only has the
railroad industry shown that this virus was over blown, it showed that
one of the largest industries in the country did not need nor will they
need to wear mask or gloves. It is a nice try CSX, but your so called
concern is a little to late. No one is buying it!
I suggest you DO NOT put this rule into effect. You are only drawing
more attention to yourself. Not only will there be more post for the
public to view in regards to your lack of concern, but you are setting
your self as a target for the laughing stock award of the year. It
would be in your best interest to back away from this publicity stunt
before you look any worse than you already are.

Name: karma
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 17 June 2020

i can't find anything in the rule book that says a Y.M. can protect a
shove via their camera. If there is something in writing, please
educate me.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 17 June 2020

What are the arse kissers gone do know they will have to remove their
mask to kiss the trainmasters  arse , then he can charge you for not
wearing it . Dang it

Name: Engr 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 17 June 2020

Conductor

Shut the fuck up you fucking rookie troll bitch.

You haven't got that dry behind the ears to bitch. Shut up!

Name: conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 17 June 2020

Alert! !!!!!
Safety notice just out!   Face mask will be mandatory if you can't
stay 6 feet apart! What a joke!!!  Didn't give a shit about it when we
were locked down! No one in CSX GAVE A SHIT! We aren't getting sick!
IT'S JUST A PUBLICITY STUNT!

Name: conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 17 June 2020

Alert! !!!!!
Safety notice just out!   Face mask will be mandatory if you can't
stay 6 feet apart! What a joke!!!  Didn't give a shit about it when we
were locked down! No one in CSX GAVE A SHIT! We aren't getting sick!
IT'S JUST A PUBLICITY STUNT!

Name: conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 17 June 2020

CSX 

Love this PSR!  Keep it coming. Thanks to you I made over 1000.00 bucks
in overtime. Trains behind and freight building up. When you end up
paying me the second tickets you owe me, I'm going to be getting at
least 6 grand extra. 

Any crew written up this year for not protecting a shove can appeal it
at Avon. TM ordered a crew who was short on time to shove unprotected.
Told YARDMASTER to tell them that the track was clear and had the track
lines for protection. YARDMASTER told crew he could not see them on his
camera and there were no shove lights. Ordered them to shove in the
blind!
SHIT IS GETTING DEEP AT AVON! COVER YOUR ASSES AND DOCUMENT, DOCUMENT,
DOCUMENT. APPEAL ANY WRITE UPS FOR SHOVE RULE VIOLATIONS. TMS HAVE JUST
OPENED THE DOOR AND SAID IT IS OK!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 17 June 2020

Your PSR is not working it’s all a scam,    CSX keeps talking on how
To grow the business and get more trucks off the road,    When are you
jackasses going to realize that your losing business everyday!!     
Get your heads out
Of your asses and move trains!!       This ain’t  Canada and never will
be!!      These crooks all need to go NOW!!!!

Name: Survivor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 16 June 2020

CSX crews
 
We tried telling you. Kept posting on here telling you what was coming.
Your HH nightmare isn't dead and buried. The CN recruits your getting
are same old type of rejects you had from NS. They will rape the hell
out of your agreements. They don't give a shit. They mean nothing to
them. You got a weak as hell union. They already knew what these dogs
were like and didn't do shit to head them off at the pass. At least
ours fought back and old HH dog had to pay out. You better pack your
bags or bend over and take it. You can't stand together so they are
going to eat you up.

Name: Ape
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 16 June 2020

Mark
Ok basement foamer. We get it. Corona has you locked down playing with
yourself too much. Get out dude. Get some air.JEEEZ!

Brothers...
Call your FRA inspector and ask him for help on the laws that cover
safe operations. Conductors call operating rules
inspector......engineers call mechanical inspector. If you get an
attitude you can call your regional office. OSHA, USDOT and your state
and county office can be used for your benefit. THE RAILROADS MUST
FOLLOW ALL STATE AND COUNTY LAWS AND REGULATIONS!if there is an
accident in the terminal or line of road that was created from working
in an intimidating and hostile environment it is going to cost $$$$ and
if your involved you can bet they will try and hang it on you. You must
report any manager who tries to intimidate you into working in an
unsafe and radical manner. Rushing gets someone hurt. There is no room
for intimidation in this business. It would be a real shame for the
press to get involved in something that could have been prevented.

Name: conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 16 June 2020

Brothers 
Watch your arsses at Avon! The CN guys warned you. Rushing crews,
threatening engineers to speed and run unsafe and talking crap about
crews behind their backs. Document every move you make brothers. Every
delay. Don't forget you are not just an employee but you are a stock
holder as well. You have a right to inform ALL stock holders of these
activities that threaten the safety and welfare of their most valuable
asset.....YOU! CN officials coming does not change that. Even if they
fire you, you can still vote for directors. Unsafe   and intimidating
managers are not acceptable at any time. Identify, document and report
all instances.

Name: conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 15 June 2020

Brothers


This shit is just getting too deep and out of control. Making a damn
local job go down into a hump yard and dig out their own damn cars and
build their own damn train just tops it all. Not only a violation from
hell for the crew but just outright dangerous for crews who haven't
worked those bowl and switcher jobs for years. Not only that they got
the damn Tm running around hanging EOT's, throwing switches, lacing up
air hoses and just plain horseshit moves. They are making local road
switcher crews do yard work and road crews coming in off long pool
trips hostel power for trains and drag in dead train on.... get
ready.... tickets that are yard tickets and some tickets that are just
bogus made up numbers that have never existed.  What the hell is going
on with the unions. I hope the hell everyone is putting in these claims
and complaints. And another thing that is going on is Labor relations is
pulling some bullshit moves. Denying claims for yard work stating that
you haven't submitted enough information for a valid claim, after you
put every track your worked and every train you built and every single
car number you moved. You got no paperwork assigned to you on these
jobs and no new dispatcher bulletins to prove you were assigned to
these jobs. Then management refuses to give you another ticket to
switch jobs to hide that you were used illegally and keep the paper
trail down.
Well, the shit needs to stop. The unions need to be put on notice and
the guys need to put claims in every single time, no matter how small
the work is or if it just takes 5 minutes. BLOW THE WHISTLE! Name
names. Put supervisors names, dates, times, conversations, witnesses
and if you have to file ethic charges and get radio recordings ordered.
The war is on. The shit is deep and the ball game has begun. No more
mister nice guy! Step up to the plate brothers!  Oh, they also got road
switcher jobs that are supposed to flip back to their home terminal
after doing their work, going to the damn hotels at the last minute
with absolutely no over night bags or other personal items such as
medications that they need. This is nothing more that pure outright
abuse and slave work that isn't supposed to happen. 
Put so many men on the streets without a frickin job and working the
mule shit out of the guys that are left. There has got to be something
that the USDOT can do about this. How about homeland security. The
yards and outlying terminals are a mess, trains tied down unguarded and
open to vandals. Leaving crews on train for hours after outlawed because
they want someone watching them until they get a recrew out to them. 
This is a frickin FRA hours of service violation!  This is going to get
real ugly soon when the men finally say the hell with this crap!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: CSX Customer, for N/A
Posted: 14 June 2020

All the talking about defunding the police but who are you going to call
when someone breaks in your house, and you need someone to show up an
hour later and shoot your dog?

Name: Rules
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years
Posted: 13 June 2020

Conductor 1-10

 
CSX is notorious for leaving errors in the rules and regulations.
Proofreading is not their strong suit.

Operating rule 109.2-Bullett #3:
Notify the train dispatcher three hours PRIOR to the expiration of
their hours of service limits (etc.)

New rule-104.14 effective 11/01/2019
Employees must make all efforts to ensure they do not violate FRA hours
of service laws and must contact their supervisor/dispatcher:
Bullet#1- After eight (8) hours on duty.

It does NOT specify a specific time, just after 8 hours on duty. You
have another rule that is specific and states it must be PRIOR and
three hours before expiration. 

Best thing to do is notify your train dispatcher in 8 hours and in 9.
I'm sure after you do this enough times they will instruct you that it
is not necessary to follow both rules. They do not have the authority to
instruct you to ignore any operating rule, but if do it enough times and
irritate the dispatcher the carrier may get wise and fix the bad
information.

As for the job briefing rule that is stated in black and white. There
is no need to discuss what is still in the operating rules book. 
It has been brought to our attention that several crews have been
assessed discipline for not having a proper and thorough job briefing.
The rules are very clear how and WHO you must have these job briefings
with. Supervisors leaving paper instructions behind in a crew room and
leaving dodge is not a proper job briefing.

Newest revision effective 11/01/2019
Operating rule 104.6-bullet#3: Employees must immediately complete a
job briefing. If unable to complete and commence work within 15 MINUTES
OF ON DUTY TIME a supervisor must be advised.
Everyone who works in the field is quite aware that a 15 minute job
briefing time is not and will never be an adequate time to obtain
paperwork, brief with each crew member, update necessary bulletins and
actually begin your work assignment. This is just an attempt to
intimidate and speed crews out of the crew rooms and speed up working
times. 
SAFETY IS TOP PRIORITY. GOOD JOB BRIEFINGS ARE A MUST. DO NOT CUT
CORNERS. It does not state that you take all your paperwork and leave
the building without a proper job briefing as stated by the operating
rules book.
Yardmaster rule 113.4- Yardmasters must make CERTAIN that employees
under their supervision have RECEIVED A JOB BRIEFING!
This rule has never been removed!  It does not matter if a yardmaster
has been replaced with a trainmaster. The trainmaster is responsible
for the duties that the yardmaster was expected to carry out. The
company is just trying to find a way to cut staff by replacing the
yardmasters with a trainmaster. The duties still exist in the operating
rules book. CYA! CYA! CYA!  If you fail to do a proper job briefing as
stated by the operating rules books and anything goes wrong, you will
in no doubt be held accountable for not following ALL THE EXISTING
RULES IN WRITING AND STILL IN FORCE.
You need to discuss these conflicting rules and regulations with your
union representatives. They must be made aware of the loop holes and
the trouble that can be caused by their existence. All rules are
written in favor of the carrier.

Name: Me
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 13 June 2020

HDCD,

  Your a little Bitch. Hope they keep pouring it in your ass. Don't be
jealous of those that aren't CSX whores, and can afford to take off
when they want. Perhaps you'll get there one day.

Name: HR 1748 Safe Freight act 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 12 June 2020

RAIL WORKERS OF ALL UNIONS URGED TO END RRB UNEMPLOYMENT SEQUESTRATION
PUBLISHED: JUNE 12, 2020
U.S. rail unions have united in an effort to overturn the sequestration
of Railroad Unemployment Insurance Act (RUIA) benefits that was enacted
by a GOP-held Congress during the Obama administration and continues to
reduce the unemployment and sickness benefits of railroaders nearly a
decade later.

A large bloc of the unions are represented by AFL-CIO’s Transportation
Trades Department (TTD), of which the SMART Transportation Division is
a member.

A letter to U.S. Sens. Rob Portman and Sherrod Brown of Ohio sent by
the union coalition requested that they jointly co-sponsor language
consistent with the HEROES Act (H.R. 6800) to eliminate RUIA benefits
from sequestration by amending the Balanced Budget and Emergency
Deficit Control Act of 1985 to include RUIA among the other various
programs that are not subject to sequestration. Portman, a Republican
out of Cincinnati, is chairman of the Senate subcommittee that will
make a decision on sequestration.

“Unlike the average U.S. worker, railroad employees do not receive
unemployment benefits through state-administered unemployment insurance
programs. Instead, unemployed railroaders receive these benefits through
the RUIA program, which is administered by the United States Railroad
Retirement Board (RRB),” TTD President Larry Willis said. “As a result
of the Budget Control Act of 2011, RUIA (benefits) are subject to
sequestration. No state unemployment insurance benefits in the country
are subject to this unfair treatment.”

RUIA unemployment and sickness benefits are sequestered at 5.9%, and
have been subject to reduction for nine years. These rates are adjusted
when the federal sequestration is recalculated yearly.

Railroaders are urged to call Portman at (202) 224-3353 to tell him to
exclude RRB sickness and unemployment benefits from those reductions.

Read the unions’ joint letter to the senators.

Name: HR 1748 Safe Freight act 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 12 June 2020

FACTS ABOUT THE INVEST IN AMERICA ACT’S 2PC PROVISION
PUBLISHED: JUNE 12, 2020
To help combat the spread of misinformation concerning the Investing in
a New Vision for the Environment and Surface Transportation (INVEST) in
America Act, Alternate National Legislative Director Jared Cassity has
provided the following facts regarding the two-person crew provision in
the bill.

THE INVEST ACT DELIVERS ON TWO-PERSON CREWS

The INVEST Act, as written, requires a certified locomotive engineer
and certified conductor on most freight trains. According to the bill,
there are instances that a train may be operated with a reduced crew.
Exceptions are listed below:

A freight train may be operated with a reduced crew, if:

The train operations are within a rail yard, terminal area, or on
auxiliary or industry track
It does not exceed a maximum speed of 25 mph on territory with an
average track grade of less than 2% for any segment of track that is at
least two continuous miles
The locomotives are performing assistance to a train that has incurred
mechanical failure or lacks the power to traverse difficult terrain,
including to or from the location where assistance is provided
The locomotives are not attached to any equipment (except a caboose)
and do not travel further than 30 miles from a rail yard
A location where one-person operations were being utilized one year
prior to the date of enactment of this bill, only if the DOT Secretary
determines that the operation achieves an equivalent level of safety
(Note: The Secretary of the DOT is appointed by the President of the
United States)
SHORT LINE EXCEPTION

In addition to the above, a train may be operated with a reduced crew,
if:

The carrier has fewer than 400,000 total employee work hours annually
and an annual revenue of less than $20,000,000
A TRAIN MUST BE OPERATED BY A TWO-PERSON CREW (NO EXCEPTION), IF:

It is transporting one or more loaded cares carrying material toxic by
inhalation
It is carrying 20 or more loaded tank cars of a Class 2 material or a
Class 3 flammable liquid in a continuous block
It has 35 or more loaded tank cars of a Class 2 material or a Class 3
flammable liquid throughout its consist
It is 7,500 feet in length or longer
The INVEST Act is poised to be the most significant piece of
rail-related legislation this generation of railroaders has seen since
the passage of the Federal Railroad Safety Act of 1970.

Name: HDCD
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 12 June 2020

if you’re going to mark off every other trip and before and after
vacation.  Get the F off the long pool.   I could have worked everyday
but you claim a job you don’t intend to work  regular

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 11 June 2020

CSX new motto:


Uphill Slow, Downhill Fast, Profits First, Safety Last!!!!

Name: Tanker
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 11 June 2020

hearing rumors of mass firings today.  Mostly ttain master and crew
callers.  Anyone confirm?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 09 June 2020

I love it how the guys from Avon are always talking about there shit
like anyone cares. I can’t stand you guys always posting on here like
your important. I’m actually pulling for the company on this one.

Name: bufu
E-mail: none
Employed as: M of W, for 30+ years
Posted: 08 June 2020

got pulled out after 40 years track inspector toledo ohio troy the boy
.pos.never had nothing ever. never kiss his ass.just between god and
me.union did nothing. they knew i was going to retire. pos.

Name: beenthere
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 08 June 2020

Living in the past



It was Hunter Harrison who said himself "Cultures are changed ONE
FUNERAL AT A TIME!"   Don't forget he said it!
If the brothers would stick together and file continuous claims for
every single violation even if they think it wont get paid, and start
paper trails it would show we mean business and it would show the
company is in willful violation. All you have to do is tell the
violator who is ordering you to violate the agreement, what he is
violating and if you can quote the article agreement. Let him tell you
he doesn't care. Let him blow smoke up your arss that he has too
because someone else is telling him he has too.  They love to blame
someone else every time you put the facts in their face.  Be cool about
it.  Then when you put your claim in your state that in your facts. Then
immediately write a statement out to your LC and have him send it to the
General Chairman. You have a right to notify the General Chairman's
office when you have an employer who is maliciously and deliberately
ordering you to violate a signed, sealed and agreed upon condition of
work and demand a complaint to be filed.
Then when they still deny the LEGIT claim you resubmit it with
information that will get their attention.  The poster that said his
friend told him to whistle blow is spot on. Its not love out here. They
don't play fair. They created all this mess. Problem is with this new
group of cry babies and ball less wonder, is they don't have the guts
to play hard ball. They are all scared to death. The balls of the old
heads never got passed down. Production and publicity is what makes the
railroad of today run.  Think about it. The competition was low 100
years ago. Now all railroads have to compete with trucking industries
and other railroads. They have to beg and advertise to investors and
customers.  They fight for grants and achievement awards to put
themselves out there in the lime light.
The worst thing for any railroad is bad publicity, The workers can have
them by the balls if they just do what all the rules say and get it out
there in paper trails and complaints that they are not playing fair and
violating the hell out of negotiated working terms.
You cant count on the Unions to do it. Especially the ones who are in
bed with them. You got to force their hands. The members have to start
the stink. Put the unions on the spot where they have to take action to
save their faces and their jobs.
It is just sad as hell that these new pups just don't get it and
don't have the balls or the family history that taught them to be a
man and fight for what you are entitled for. 
Like Hunter Harrison said...cultures change one funeral at a time. 
These ball less wonders need to get this shit straight and start
changing the so called new regimes culture. The railroad DOESNT RUN IF
THE WORKERS DONT WORK TO THEIR BEST CAPACITY!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for 20-30 years
Posted: 07 June 2020

In the old days, wasn't there some kind of tool that allowed even a
95lb woman to safely and securely tie handbrakes from the ground? 
What
happened to those things?  Hell they probably made work go faster too.



We should decertify the union for allowing them to take them away.

Name: conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 07 June 2020

AVON KARMA on the Lords day!


Its just coming back go haunt them.  Write people up for petty stuff to
show your power. Cut corners and rape the hell out of the Union
agreements.  What do you get????? Another run out and another engine
ruined. How much is this going to cost you now. And you couldn't even
come out right away and check on the poor soul who could have been
killed.  Its coming back in full fold.

Name: conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 07 June 2020

Brothers


OK...Here we go again. The company is once again playing their usual
game with denying claims.  This time they are going for the jugular. 

When working a road switcher job they forced us to come into the yard
and do a bunch of yard work and intermodal work while the yard crews
were on duty. We all know this is YW claim. 
Claim declined. REASON......The claimant has provided INSUFFICIENT
information to process the claim. The claimant has not provided a clear
and detailed explanation of the yard work performed. It is incumbent
upon the claimant to produce sufficient evidence to support the version
of facts upon which it relies.

So if you are forced to do yard work and they refuse to give you
another ticket for changing job classification then you have no way of
proving with paper exactly what you have done. We gave as much detail
about the work that we could without having work orders, etc.
 
I was advised as of yesterday by a legal friend to blow the whistle if
necessary . Explain there is no way to prove what you did if you were
not given anything in the way of paper that links you to any of the
work and then give names of all parties involved. TM, YM, other crews
as witnesses, any unusual events during the work and any radio messages
that can be pulled and reviewed to show you were working and on duty at
that particular time.  This is total crap that they deny claims in this
manner. How in the hell do you prove that you actually were working yard
jobs and switching out cuts, humping car, pulling cars, digging out bad
orders, hosteling power etc, if there is no paper trail to use.
Unfortunately it is time to play hard ball.  There is no one to blame
but labor relations if shit hits the fan. It aint going to be pretty.
Whistleblowing is the only alternative.

Name: RLM
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 07 June 2020

Starting a new movement. RLM  ( Railroad Lives Matter ). Need to start
marching on Jacksonville ASAP. We strike, we have a sickout, stick
together brothers. We tear down the whole fucking system.

Name: conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 06 June 2020

RRheadlines


There isn't a damn thing wrong with leaving 3 cars of air on a cut in
the receiving yard at avon.  Anyone who knows anything about how it
works knows that when the crew cuts away it pops the air and the brakes
are set on ALL THE CARS. It is more than enough to hold the cuts and
then some.  Its when they work the cars and start bleeding them off
that the 3 brakes come into question. If they start bleeding them off
at from one end and stop if they notice any movement and tie more
brakes at the head end there should be no problems what so ever.
What is bogus is the fake one minute brake test they do. When a crew
doubles over some cars and don't cut the air into the cut and release
all the brakes to test them, that is a bull crap test. They are adding
extra weight to an existing cut and have absolutely no idea  if that
extra weight is going to be to much for the existing brakes. they
don't want the time wasted having someone drive to the other end and
shut the angle cock. Its just another reason to have the 3 hand brakes.
If that is all that is allowed then there is no reason to do the brake
test legally as written in the rules. Avon has been turning their heads
on this test for years. If you say anything to them about doing it right
they tell you the cars have already been worked and they don't want air
cut into them. All you have to do is look and see that the brakes are
not bled off and all set up. They think you are retarded or something.
Cutting corners on all rules is okay as long as it suits them and
speeds things up. But god for bid you say something or challenge a
rule. You are then on the camera and on the hit list.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 04 June 2020

Been around the railroad my whole life and never seen how piss poor a
place can be ran,       Morale is the bottom of the barrel!!       No
ones gives a shit about anything!!!   Including the Crooks running this
Chicken Shit Outfit!       This place is going to Implode!!!     And
can’t wait for heads to roll!!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 04 June 2020

Big rock to hit earth Saturday , sounds about right for 2020 , Godspeed
to you all .

Name: white and healthy
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 04 June 2020

ABOUTTIME


Amen brother.  You said everything half of America is thinking.  And
for those worthless scum who are rioting, they will get what they
deserve. Ruin their own towns and homes. Best thing would be to rope
them all off and let them wipe each other out.  Instead of getting out
of the hood and trying to make something better of themselves they
would rather scream, I'm so mistreated because my great grand pappy
was a slave. Oh because Im black no one will hire me. You don't see
the Jewish people and the Native Americans acting like this. Hell, you
don't even see the Mexicans acting like a bunch of low life scum and
they are getting persecuted more than anyone. Fact is, people are sick
of this crap and we are all tired of the Media blowing up every little
thing they can when a black man gets assaulted by a whitey!  Its about
time we all start putting our own post our there when a black man robs,
burns, shoots and starts gang violence against any white man.  Time to
turn the media around.

And as for the virus, railroaders have the be the strongest frickin
people in the world!  You are right on brother. We don't wear mask or
gloves and sanitize or separate all day long. In fact, we are run into
the ground and whipped and abused. Our sleep is screwed all the hell
and the phones ring all night. Our quality of life sucks and somehow we
manage to go through everyday without falling out from this politically
overblown coronavirus crap.  You hit the nail right on the head. Look
at how many of us are calling in sick. 
The proof is right here in the railroad industry.

Name: HR 1748 Safe Freight act 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 04 June 2020

INVEST in America Act is the legislation our members have been waiting
for!
 
Chairman Peter DeFazio of the Transportation and Infrastructure
Committee released the text today of a $494 billion five-year funding
reauthorization bill intended to refresh and renew the infrastructure
of the nation’s surface transportation network.
 
The (INVEST in America) Act reauthorizes funding that was set to expire
Sept. 30 and contains elements that will have far-reaching effects on
all members of the SMART Transportation Division. All our top safety
issues affecting both bus and rail members are addressed in this
landmark legislation. We are in support of this well thought out effort
put forth by Chairman DeFazio. The bill contains priorities that
SMART-TD has worked on for years, if not decades, as well as necessary
responses to recent changes in technology and business models. This
critical legislation on a wide variety of issues affecting SMART-TD
members could not come at a better time.
 
While the bill is extensive, a few highlights of the RAIL Safety Title
of the bill and Transit Safety Title include provisions that:
 
1) Requires two-person crews on all freight trains, with few
exceptions;
2) Covers Yardmasters under hours of service;
3) Prohibits unsafe cross-border operations from Mexico unless they
achieve high safety standards;
4) Helps to ensure the safety of bus drivers;
5) Changes at Amtrak, including
Outlining a strategy for Amtrak to move away from being “profit” based
to being “service” based,
Creating a slot on the Amtrak Board of Directors for a Labor
representative,
Implementing a program to combat assault against Amtrak workers, and to
help workers who have been assaulted;
6) Adds a study of safety impacts of long trains, and PSR;
7) Requires brakes subject to leaking in the cold be pulled out of
service;
8) Creates additional oversight on failure of PTC systems;
9) Directs FRA to better include labor in accident investigations;
10) Deploys a federal standard to reduce blocked grade crossings;
11) Adds crew size and train length to FRA accident reports.
 
More specifically on funding, Amtrak will see its funding triple to $29
billion over the five-year period of the bill, allowing for expansion of
national, state and regional routes and facility modernization.

SMART Transportation Division leadership have worked tirelessly with
Chairman DeFazio and Committee staff to make sure that our members
voices are heard. This has been a very positive endeavor and we are
grateful for the work of Chairman DeFazio and his staff. A committee
markup session on the bill is scheduled for June 17.
 
Read a release from Rep. DeFazio’s office on the INVEST in America
Act.

Read the text of the bill.

This bill is evidence that House leadership was receptive and attentive
in listening to the concerns of labor.

Fraternally, 
Greg Hynes                                                             
                                
National Legislative Director                                          
               
SMART Transportation Division                

Jared Cassity                                                 
Alternate National Legislative Director 
SMART Transportation Division

Name: HR 1748 Safe Freight act 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 04 June 2020

Dear Brothers and Sisters:

Today, House Democrats released the text of a $500 billion five-year
funding authorization bill that defines their vision for the future of
transportation in America, as well as outlines their plans to refresh
and renew the infrastructure of the nation’s surface transportation
network.

The Investing in a New Vision for the Environment and Surface
Transportation in America (INVEST in America) Act is the result of
countless hours of work by this Union on the Hill and in the halls of
Congress. The INVEST in America Act reauthorizes funding set to expire
Sept. 30, but more so, sets standards for safety, training, and
transportation reform that have long been sought by the members of
SMART Transportation Division including:

Two-Person Crews;
Operator Assault;
Yardmaster Hours of Service
a “Cross Border” fix.
Additionally, Amtrak would see its funding triple to $29 billion over
the five-year period of the bill, allowing for expansion of national,
state and regional routes and facility modernization. Funding for the
Consolidated Rail Infrastructure and Safety Improvements (CRISI) grant
program also would be increased to $7 billion to fund passenger and
freight rail projects. Provisions for/or against the transportation of
liquid natural gas (LNG) via rail tank cars, blocked railroad
crossings, and excessive freight train length, among others, also have
been included.

Our National Legislative Office has been hard at work in Washington,
D.C., to convey our issues to both sides of the aisle in the U.S. House
and Senate, and the provisions within this bill are the fruits of that
labor.

Undoubtedly, House Democrats have heard our cries and have answered the
call. By including our issues within the context of this bill, they have
let America know that the only safe operation of a Class I freight train
is with a two-person crew; that our bus drivers and operators have the
right to a safe work environment; and that the public should be
shielded from the risks that rail carriers will take in the name of
greed.

But make no mistake, this bill still has a long road to travel and a
lot of heavy-handed opposition standing before it in the
Republican-controlled Senate. We will need all hands on deck to protect
the provisions we have all fought so hard for to survive that journey.

I am asking you to please watch this bill as it moves through the
legislative process and see who and what hurdles it faces. I’m asking
you to please pay attention to the party affiliations of the
individuals as the yeas and nays are registered when the bill is voted
upon. And I am asking you to listen to the rhetoric and testimony that
will affect its final appearance. Once the dust has settled, I will
call on you to please support those who support you and your family’s
well-being, and I firmly believe that picture will be crystal clear.

There are only two parties at the table. The Democrats wrote it into
the bill, only the Republicans will take it out.

Name: AVON
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 31 May 2020

If Joe Barry is coming back as Assistant Sup.      Where is Martin White
going????

Name: HR 1748 SAFE FREIGHT ACT 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 31 May 2020

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, or CARES Act
authorized a “recovery payment” for unemployed railroad workers in the
amount of $1,200 per 2-week registration period. After making necessary
programming changes to its claims processing systems, the U.S. Railroad
Retirement Board (RRB) started making the payments on the evening of
May 28.

In the initial round of processing, the agency made retroactive
payments of $1,200 per 2-week registration period to individuals who
had previously filed claims beginning on or after April 1. Those
individuals had previously received unemployment insurance (UI)
benefits in the amount of $733.98 to most claimants. The RRB estimates
that the total amount of retroactive payments will be about $32
million. While the regular UI amount of $733.98 is reduced from $780
due to sequestration, the additional $1,200 recovery payment is not
subject to reduction. However, it is subject to income taxation and
garnishment for tax and other legally established debt.

Once these payments are completed, the RRB plans to start paying the
additional $1,200 for new benefit claims the following day. The
additional amount is payable on claims for days of unemployment through
the 2-week claim period beginning July 31, 2020.

The CARES Act includes an appropriation of $425 million to pay for this
added recovery payment. If these funds are exhausted before August 13,
the end of the last eligible registration period, the added payment
will no longer apply.

The CARES Act also authorized payment of extended benefits to rail
workers who received UI benefits between July 1, 2019, and June 30,
2020. The RRB started paying the extended UI benefits on May 11, once
again beginning with retroactive payments to individuals who had
previously exhausted their regular UI benefits, before moving on to new
claims.

The final piece of the CARES Act for the RRB is the elimination of a
1-week waiting period to receive benefits funded by an additional $50
million appropriation to cover this provision. The agency continues to
diligently work on the needed programming for this provision, and hopes
to have it completed in the near future. Again, the agency will
initially make retroactive payments to individuals who had previously
submitted UI claims before quickly moving on to processing new claims
without the waiting period.

The RRB identified any eligible employees who previously received UI
benefits for days of unemployment after April 1, 2020, so that the
payments could be issued without the employee submitting additional
information. For initial claims in the coming months, employees are
encouraged to file them online through myRRB on the agency website,
RRB.gov.

Since RRB offices are currently closed to the public due to the
pandemic, railroad employees are encouraged to file for UI benefits by
setting up an online myRRB account if they have not already done so.

Name: Me
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 31 May 2020

You  fellow Avon guys bitching about management at Avon have short
memories. How about when Berry, Cook and Reed were all managers at the
same time. Talk about a group of Lowlife POS mangers. Nobody, I mean
nobody has charged and terminated more decent employees for Petty
Chickenshit things than Berry.  Word has it, he is in talks to become
the next Asst. Supt.

Name: conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 29 May 2020

AVON CREWS!


Watch out. The new sheriff in town( Assist. Super.) in trying to make a
name for himself and writing tickets to everyone he can. They are
twisting words in the rule book and handing out charges without proof.
If it isn't on camera and you aren't able to demand a view of the
video you are guilty until proven innocent.  This is old school NS and
CN harassment. 
They are running scared. The work force is so low they cant afford to
have anyone mark off or get hurt. They are so behind they want crews
scared to death to slow down or lay down on them for running them into
the ground.  

STAND YOUR GROUND. TAKE YOUR TIME AND FOLLOW EVERY RULE TO THE LETTER.
YOU HAVE A RIGHT TO A GOOD FAITH CHALLENGE WHEN THEY ORDER YOU TO CUT
CORNERS TO SAVE TIME. YOU HAVE A RIGHT TO CALL THE FRA AND USDOT. PUT
IN CLAIMS FOR EVERY SINGLE CONTRACT VIOLATION. REPORT ALL STATE AND
COUNTY LAW VIOLATIONS. CALL THE EPA IF YOU SEE VIOLATIONS. DONT LET
THEM INTIMIDATE YOU. THIS IS NOT THE TIME TO RUN SCARED. THEY KNOW
CREWS STILL HAVE FAMILY MEMBERS WHO HAVE NOT GONE BACK TO WORK OR  HAVE
NOT FOUND A NEW JOB. THEY ARE USING THE LOCK DOWN TO THEIR ADVANTAGE.
THEY ARE COUNTING ON EVERYONE TO BE SCARED FOR THEIR JOBS. THIS IS
NOTHING MORE THAN A FORM OF MENTAL HARRASMENT AND ABUSE.
DO NOT BE AFRAID TO WHISTLEBLOW. IF THERE WAS EVER A TIME TO STICK
TOGETHER IT IS NOW. THE UNIONS DONT HAVE YOUR BACK. YOU HAVE TO TAKE
CARE OF THINGS YOURSELF.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 27 May 2020

So then CN folks just keep coming in,        Why are they hiring these
retards,        CSX when will you ever learn,     This is the USA,   
Not Canada!!      Are you trying to run this shit hole into the ground.

Name: PUNKED
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 24 May 2020

BLAH BLAH Trade

You talk all this blow hard shit about nothing that anyone wants to
talk about,

What we need to be doing is coming on here and posting everything we
know about the way they are raping the living shit out of our union
agreements now. It is like Hunter Harrison is back from the damn grave.
They are bringing in these CN dogs and they are violating the hell out
of everything. Since when does a road switcher have to come in off the
road and flat switch out a yard with yard crews working. Since when
does a local job get in and half to go out and dog catch hour of
service road trains. Since when is a train crew supposed to come in and
take their power to the house to be dropped off and serviced, and
instead half to tear it apart and rebuild it for another outbound
train. What the hell is going on here!!!! WTF!
What we need is people to start posting on here all the crap they are
doing and what claim codes we all need for every stinking violation
they are pulling now. we all need to put claims in even if you don't
think it will get paid. Once we get enough in we can petition the
unions to give us some answers as what the hell they are doing about
it. If they want to blow us off, its time to change unions. Vote them
out and go with a new one. This raping the agreements because these
cheap SOB's don't want to call people back to cover their shortages
is pure bullshit and the unions know it. They need to step up to the
plate. This all sucks and we need to be reporting to each other what
they pulling and what claim codes need to be used for each. We need to
stick together on this one, All divisions as one of the crap!

Name: HR 1748 Safe Freight act 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 21 May 2020

BLET, SMART-TD announce launch of Information and Communications
Technology survey
CLEVELAND, Ohio, May 20 — The U.S. Department of Transportation (U.S.
DOT) Volpe National Transportation Systems Center (Volpe), in
partnership with the BLET and SMART-TD, is launching a survey in
mid-May to learn more about Information and Communications Technology
(ICT), which relates to the technology and tools that railroaders use
to share, gather and communicate information. The purpose of the survey
is to understand how best to communicate important safety-related
information to union members and across the railroad industry.

The ICT survey, approved by both BLET and SMART-TD leadership, is being
sent to a randomly selected sample of active train, yard, and engine
railroaders. Everyone included in this sample is strongly encouraged to
respond.

“We support this effort because we believe it will help us to better
serve our members. We are collaborating with the Volpe team to reach
our members for this survey. Please make time to complete the ICT
questionnaire if you receive it,” explained Dennis R. Pierce, BLET
National President, and Jeremy R. Ferguson, SMART-Transportation
Division President. 

Participation is voluntary and means only completing the questionnaire,
which should take no more than 20 minutes. Unique codes for each
questionnaire are assigned randomly to participants to keep responses
strictly confidential.

Interested parties can learn more about the ICT Survey by contacting
Dr. Heidi Howarth, the Volpe project lead, at heidi.howarth@dot.gov or
617-494-2522. This project is sponsored by the Office of Research,
Development, and Technology of the Federal Railroad Administration.

# # # 

The U.S. DOT established Volpe in 1970 to serve as a federal resource
positioned to provide world-renowned, multidisciplinary, multimodal
transportation expertise on behalf of U.S. DOT’s operating
administrations, the Office of the Secretary, and external
organizations.

The Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen represents nearly
58,000 professional locomotive engineers and trainmen throughout the
United States. The BLET is the founding member of the Rail Conference,
International Brotherhood of Teamsters.

The SMART Transportation Division is comprised of approximately 125,000
active and retired members of the former United Transportation Union,
who work in a variety of crafts in the transportation industry.

Wednesday, May 20, 2020
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Name: UP Jim Vena CEO
E-mail: info@mo_pac.com
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 20 May 2020

Up Conductor:

Any rumors on Jim Vena taking over and firing all the incompetent 
Vice_Presidents, who had no clue about running a railroad until he
showed up? Vena has been on the job less than 2 years; eliminated over
10,000 "non-essential" free loaders who are all married to each
other, and drink the same kool-aid! 
And now they all realized that the deceased-union-bribing ex-ceo
[jim young] was a complete fraud! And by the way, Vena was groomed by
the esteemed railroader E. Hunter Harrison.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 19 May 2020

Where the heck is sleepy Joe Biden , haven’t heard a peep out of him .
They hiding him so he won’t say anything crazy . He a nut job .

Name: NURSE
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 19 May 2020

Engineers and Conductors


Think real long and hard about this!!!

Look around at work. How many of you are wearing a mask at work. How
many of you are wearing them on the Locomotives with each other. How
many of you wear them to the hotel and in the transport wagons. I can
pretty much say with confidence you aren't seeing it. BE HONEST!  How
many men roll in on a deadhead or a train and have a mask on. You are
not following social distancing either. You have 3 men in a locomotive
cab qualifying on territories. You sit right across from each other in
the crew rooms, all closer than 6 feet apart. 

Now, ask yourself this question.... Why hasn't there been a wave of
infections in the railroad industry. Why hasn't there been a wave of
infections with the cab drivers who have several of you in the cabs at
the same time. How come there hasn't been a wave??

How about your signal maintainers.  How about your track workers. How
about all of your departments that are sharing trucks to ride in. Look
at your trainmasters. How many of them are wearing gloves and mask. I
bet your lucky to see one!  

Because it is not as bad as they want to let on. Because the virus is
taking people down who have weak immune systems or existing medical
problems.   Think about it people .  How come the railroad industry in
not rampant with the virus. The essential employees who have been
working in close contact with each other since this all started! It is
an overblown political stunt and no one really knows what the motive
is.  Maybe to force vaccines on the American people to help the big
Pharma investors get rich. Maybe it is to create an overblown damage
report to toss on China. Lets not forget Trump wants China to pay the
bill for all damages from the Virus. If there is a motive many of us
believe it would be to send a massive bill to China.
The proof is in your work place and your industry. Look at it! Open
your eyes!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 15 May 2020

CSX is like Poison Candy:

Attractive on the outside,    Nothing but poison on the Inside!!!!!

Name: conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 12 May 2020

Stickin it


Just found out a few days ago that the stuffed shirts in Jacksonville
took the rights away from the field supervisors to give coach and
counseling as an option even though it says in black and white in the
IDPAP they can. Now they have to just turn everything into these slave
drivers and they decide. We are all screwed. Everything is a frickin
serious to these Nazi! Guy could be a good worker and good ethics and
make one mistake and they will hang him out to dry. Why the hell even
have a damn option written for coach and counseling if they won't let
the supervisors use it at their discretion. We are all just sick of
this horse shit. Whip and best mentality. I hope men flood the shit out
of the union's with excessive discipline complaint forms. If that
don't work then grow some balls and just lay down on them. They are
monsters.

Name: Furloughed 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 11 May 2020

I sure am enjoying being furloughed. My side job is good, unemployment
is good. Maybe I will eventually find another job. I just don’t think I
can go back to that shit hole. Thanks again CSX Corporate Management.
You have truly been a blessing in disguise. In the meantime I’ll be
traveling to the beaches of the world. Peace out D-Bag wiggers !!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 10 May 2020

If you see Taylor James, tell him to eat a bag of dicks.

Name: BigRail
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 10 May 2020

Happy Mother's Day to all you railroad wives you ladies are amazing




It's amazing how you stand by your man.  He works a train for 12 hours
sits in the hotel for 15 plus hours and works a train back for 12 hours.
He does this day in day out. Weekends, Birthdays, Holidays 1st ,2nd and
3rd shift.  And you ladies stand by your man.   He deals with domestic
problems when it's going to be 36 plus hours before he gets back in
town.  And you Ladies stand by your man.  He pays the mortgage,
electric bill, water bill, cable bill, car loans, hair dresser and the
Chinese lady who does your nails and you ladies stand by your man.   He
pays for vacations whether he can go or not and you ladies stand by your
man.   He steps up and takes on the mother's roles when you ladies need
a break and you ladies stand by your man.
He puts your crazy son the children and you through college.  And you
stand by your man. He builds a new home because you wanted a bigger
house and you stand by your man.  Thanks for being so understanding and
standing by all the hard working bullshit taking Railroaders.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years
Posted: 10 May 2020

T&E Pansies , always complaining

Name: Engr 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 09 May 2020

Tired wife

Lawyer up and file against the carrier ethics and discrimination
charges.

You're husband is being discriminated against and he probably not part
of the
good ole boy element that run this
craphole.

Good luck.

Name: Tired WIFE
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 1-10 years
Posted: 09 May 2020

Railroad Men


You are being played and lied too!  There is no coronavirus distancing!
You are essential employees who must work. My husband has been trying to
get his qualification up to date to get ready to hold jobs and they keep
telling him he cant because of separation in the cab. We know for a fact
they are qualifying guys on new territories where they took over other
jobs and guys making transfers to hold jobs. We think they are just
trying to keep people they don't like out. Some guys told my husband
they haven't seen anything from the Union or the FRA saying there is
any social distancing law and only guys who are transferring to work
are allowed to qualify. My husband even asked to go on his own time
using his vacation time and they said no. There is no other explanation
other than pure outright discrimination. I want to make an appointment
with a lawyer but he wants to try the ethics hot line first. I think it
is a waste. Have any of you had to deal with this yet and if so how did
you fix it. Any advice you can give us will be greatly appreciated.

Name: conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 09 May 2020

BEENTHERE

I couldn't have said it any better. Its the dumb arsses who don't pay
any attention to what is going on with this company that shoot off their
pie holes. They have been hearing this same stupid theory for so long
they just run off at the mouth. If they want to blame anyone they
should be blaming their unions.

OK little boys and girls, let me explain why!
1. Union agreements say they will keep enough employees hired to
anticipate all shortages(sick, vacation, personal and PB for unexpected
emergencies, etc)and allow a reasonable amount of employees to use time
off. They have been violating this article for the last 25 years!

2. They know they pad numbers and misrepresent their actual activities

3. They don't hold the FRA accountable for turning their heads to
their violations

4. They don't hold the company accountable for REPETITIVE violations
that they continually commit AFTER IT IS AGREED THEY WERE WRONG and
employees have actually been paid what they were due. They allow them
to maliciously do it over and over again.

So if you want to blame anyone for shortages and not getting reasonable
time off then you can blame your unions. The company is supposed to
screw you over. It is their job to be concerned only about themselves
and no one else. What part of that don't you understand. It is your
unions that are supposed to be on your side and make it a fair playing
field. ELVIS HAS LEFT THE BUILDING.

Now for all those little boys and girls who want to boo hoo and cry but
don't want to take a stance outside of your union, shit or get off the
pot. Your not working for someone who plays fair or gives a rats arss
if you quit. They will replace you tomorrow with the next new pup who
will come in and cow down and run scared until he gets his 60 days in
and maybe, just maybe might get the union to help him if they head hunt
him after he speaks up. The company is not your friend. The company does
not care how you feel. The company does not  base their spreadsheet and
earning on how the work force feels. You are just a mule to use. You
are expendable. Your unions take your money and most of it goes into
the pockets of the get rich quick and live a good lifestyle
representative. Get used to it. If you don't have the balls to take
matters into your own hands then quit.

Name: Karma
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 08 May 2020

Hope you boys in Louisville are enjoying Mr Crabtree. This is what you
get when a company gives a Low I.Q person a little bit of authority and
a few extra $$$. He clearly has some psychiatric issues .

Name: Covid 19
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 07 May 2020

Covid 19 is a Donald Trump supported disease that will make all who has
to
work now will be exposed and sick and die.

It will eventually kill some Employees and Trump and this carrier and
the other won't give a damn. Look at the meat cutters at the meat
packing plants.

Trump is using a BJ giving UP train in his reelection video claiming
his going
to turn this Economy around, sure will with a lot of blood on his
hands.

Stay safe and well people.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 07 May 2020

Railroader go to hell with your ridiculous post. No one sticks together
out here. The union is absolutely worthless, and old heads whatever
they are the biggest selfish douche bags that exist. Gave up anything
they could for one more week of vacation.

Name: Railroader
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for 30+ years
Posted: 07 May 2020

Brothers!

Take a good look at it now! Your blind and don't see it! SENIORITY!
Experience! Years of experience out there. Men who are seasoned and
know the ropes. Men who know their games. Men who know how to get
things done. Men who have learned how to get claims paid. Men you can
put it to them if need be. They know this. That's why they are scared
and intimidating you. You know the tricks. You know their weaknesses.
They would love to get rid of you and bring back the pups who they can
mold and brainwash.  A work force of old heads is their worst
nightmare. Stick together and do what you do best! Do as the old heads
before you have done when backed into a corner! You know what to do!

Name: BTW
E-mail: None.com
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 07 May 2020

LOUISVILLE DIVISION HAS COVID 19 MORE THAN 3 POSITIVE CASES...WELL THATS
THE RUMOR.  Wash your hands, wear a mask, and eye protection. Protect
yourself, nobody else will.

Name: Circus
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 06 May 2020

We’ve got Trainmasters falling over each other. I know a Terminal that
has 7 employees and 3 Trainmasters covering it. What a wasteful
company.

Name: Media
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years
Posted: 06 May 2020

TO: T&E
RE: Social Media

Nothing in the social media guidelines or social media policy is
intended to interfere with your rights under the Railway Labor Act or
the National Labor Relations Act, including criticism of CSX's labor
policies, treatment of employees and terms and conditions of
employment.


You can request a copy of this information through the training
department. It was previously included in the training program on the
pods. This information should be stored in the training archives.

Name: Elaine ciao
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 06 May 2020

Just wanted to feed you some Trump administration bull shit propaganda
that we think you are all appreciated and
Our president, Donald " poopy pants" Trump really loves you and so
does Ivanka. He is now finally asleep and going to be all coked out and
crapping his diapers and watching you guys driving the train and
admiring you for being so gullible and ignorant for working for CSX.
You're Union is weak. So just deal with it.

Elaine Ciao
Dept of Transportation.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 06 May 2020

Real paid sick leave — Provide 14 days of paid sick leave separate from
vacation and paid time off (PTO) for all employees are showing symptoms
COVID-19 and 12 weeks of emergency paid family leave so that we can care
for our loved ones if they get sick!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: M of W, for 20-30 years
Posted: 06 May 2020

Hazard Pay — Pay time-and-a-half during the crisis, as associates are
taking on increased risk by coming to work.

Name: More cuts
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years
Posted: 05 May 2020

A lot more cuts are coming. They are going to cut heavily in management
on the next phase which starts July-December.

Name: conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 05 May 2020

Car shop/retired


What's your point! We are supposed to just be bent over for a rr job.
Treated like second class citizens? Forced to break rules when it suits
them just to be stalked when you stand up to them or follow the rules
like the hypocrites preach but then break them themselves?
Can't get the FRA or damn union's to stand behind you when your right
and they know it? It's bull crap the shitz they do and just get
threatened or a piddly fine that is pocket change. Real easy to sit up
there in Jacksonville in their offices screaming get it done or off
with their heads! Then sit back and spy on a crew all day. Karma is a
bitch. One day they will wish they found something better to do with
their time!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 05 May 2020

CSX shuts Pittsburgh-area intermodal facility
McKees Rocks, Pa., terminal had only been open since 2017

Looks like precision railroading is a failure

Name: Hater
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 05 May 2020

This RAILROAD RETIREMENT imprisonment of people has got to end. How many
would leave this sadist run barbarity  mis managed Cesspool were it not
for the trap effect of the pension plan. A situation these trailer park
trash management team are well aware of and take full advantage of. Like
prison but worse. Life sentence. When Ewell died people cheered. 
Celebrated. They’ll do same for you Jf, jb, eh.

Name: conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 04 May 2020

Brothers


That post from corp is straight up!  We had an EX RF who is promoted up
the line tell us basically the same thing. Also said they were doing a
lot of random down loads. I remember when the camera was first put in
and the company and the  UNION both agreed it wasn't supposed to be
used to head hunt. If they did look at it when it wasn't triggered for
a violation they could only view and use it for training purposes. That
went out the door. Now they can head hunt you for any little petty
thing they want. On top of that, a few guys who said they were in the
room witnessed a TM showing the live video of a crew working to another
guy. Said they watch the job all the time because Jacksonville wants to
know why it takes so long to get it done and wants to see if the crew
is screwing off. 

So there you have it. They are stalking crews, not allowing any privacy
at all and will use it to nail anyone they have a hard on to the wall. 
Watch your back and every move you make. Oh and if they want rules
compliance then give it to them.
THIS INCLUDES SHOPPING EVERY PIECE OF EQUIPMENT THAT IS AN FRA
VIOLATION OR UNSAFE TO USE. ALL LOCOMOTIVE VIOLATIONS! REPORT ANY
UNSANITARY CONDITION AND REPORT ALL ON BOARD WORK ACTIVITY WITH ACTUAL
TIMES AND ACTIVITIES. USE YOUR RIGHT TO DO A GOOD FAITH CHALLENGE. IT
IS WITHIN YOUR RIGHTS. DO NOT LET A YARDMASTER ORDER YOU TO VIOLATE ANY
RULE. GET YOUR ORDERS FROM A TM. YARDMASTERS ARE NOT MANAGERS. THEY ARE
UNION CONTRACT EMPLOYEES. THEY DO NOT HAVE THE RIGHT TO DO OBSERVATION
TESTING NOR SHOULD THEY COUNSEL YOU OR VOICE THEIR OPINION ON ANY
SAFETY ACTIVITIES THEY OBSERVE YOU PERFORMING.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 03 May 2020

Hey management:


If you don’t play you can’t win,     I’m gonna show all you worthless
pieces of shit a whole new level of pain,     Management better watch
your ass!!    2 can play your games but I guarantee I will win,     
Especially when it comes to your bonus!!!    


It’s on!!      Bastards

Name: Engr 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 03 May 2020

Who has I love CSX hats?

Name: Little Fella Boychuk
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 03 May 2020

The scabs and company sucks sure are multiplying system wide.  Amazing
how many folks continue to be loyal to CSX despite the way they treat
their employees. Most of you guys are dumber than a damned dog.

Name: UPSUX
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 02 May 2020

UP is the same as CSX

It sucks here.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 02 May 2020

May 2, 2020......and CSX STILL SUCKS!!!!!

Name: Engineer
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 01 May 2020

LOCO SCUM!

Well here we go again. The honest engineers now have to deal with yet
another program out there to monitor our every move because you cry
baby jackasses went and kept screwing with the TO and found a way to by
pass the percentages. They caught on to you and now all the rest of us
who don't deserve to be babysat all the time have to deal with more
big brother. Of course it doesn't really matter because we just do
what the hell we are told to do and don't give a f%^kin shit how fast
the damn trains run. When are you stupid jerks going to get it through
you stupid moronic heads that CSX doesn't give a rats ass about track
speed!  They get the trains across the rail. They plan for one crew and
12 hours. They push for less. Those other posters are right. Fire all of
you!  Get you the hell out of here. You sold your soul when you signed
on and you knew it. Don't like to do what you told get the hell out.
You just keep bringing down more shit on the rest of us who follow the
damn rules. You are nothing but trouble. Get out! Go drive a damn
truck. Get off the rails!

Name: Greed Ops
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 30 April 2020

Corporate executives continue to line their pockets with our labor and
ensure the rules are written to favor them. Cameras on engines shows
the lack of trust created between a Corporation that no longer sells a
service product but a shareholder value product. CSX puts shareholder
value above everything including safety. I used to work on a Railroad
that cared about safety. There was a connection between the employees
and the corporation. Management would have a safety briefing at the
beginning of the shift. Trainmasters told us to take care of each
other. We had a common goal to service the customer. These Canadians
want men to get on and off moving equipment.Why? So they can extract as
much from men as possible for passive share holders value.

A Man values his co-workers and employees. This outfit doesn't. Greedy
higher-up, you know the impact of getting on and off moving equipment.
You know it wears out men's knees, ankles, shoulders and boots! You
don't care.

 How about the injurys from cars moving and people falling while
operating hand brakes?.How many people are put in harms way that could
have been avoided with a brakestick? Instead of money spent on drones,
buy the men tools. Keep employees out of harms way. Want employees to
feel like they are winning? Bring back a boot stipend. 
 If you cared about community in which you operate you would do this.
Then maybe you can rest assured knowing employees will do the right
thing. Let everyone win not just Shareholders. Until then keep spying
on your employees.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 30 April 2020

Loco, so you want some of us to take pay cuts to help others in the name
of brotherhood? You guys don’t give a crap about each other any other
time.  Your fight should be with the company and not the employees. 
Maybe many of you shouldn’t have marked off union business or FMLA so
much and bought all that useless expensive crap.  Try just doing your
job and quit worrying about what everyone else does. If the phone ring
wanting me to work, why should I turn it down?  I am here to feed my
family, not yours.  This temporary mess was caused by the pandemic, it
will come back. Sheesh.....

Name: Hey Overtime
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 30 April 2020

Hey, Overtime. It's not turning down the work when the company
furloughs hundreds of people and then says we don't have anyone to
fill jobs. Lots of guys want to work, taking extra calls is helping the
company keep them on the street. I don't give a fuck if you had 37
years or 137 years, thats scab shit.

Name: conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 29 April 2020

Brothers


WOW!  If you haven't checked for observation test in awhile, you
better do it.  I had to jump through some crazy hoops to get a security
account set up just to view them. They have some kind of crazy security
program out there now. Had to link it to my phone and get codes and all
kinds of crap.  Just making it hard as hell to get in and see what they
are doing to you. If you didn't know, you have a right by law to view
you employee records. Any remarks they put into your personnel file
about out is not secret. You can request of copy of it.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 29 April 2020

The scabs are showing out now. 50 guys furloughed at my terminal but
sure Trainmaster I'll take that double ticket or roster call, I'll
step up as an engineer! But but but they forced me, I had to! Bullshit.
We all know that's not true. If you take extra work when guys are
furloughed, you are a company dick sucker, plain and simple.

Name: GE
E-mail: 
Employed as: Engine repair, for 30+ years
Posted: 28 April 2020

T&E 

Watch your backs 24/7 on the locomotives. Orders have been put out to
begin activating the live feed on random crews on a weekly basis. Jobs
that take too long Will be monitored during their trip to analyze the
reasons for what is considered excessive time. Trainmasters have been
ordered to use live feed. Several crews have been viewed while working
and charged with rules violations. It has been reported that a crew was
counseled over the locomotive radio to stop violating a conduct rule
while still in the cab. Crews are being watched on live feed. 
Do not exit bathrooms without your clothes fitting properly. Do not
change any of your clothing while in the cab.
All female crew members be extremely careful what type of shirt/top you
are wearing. They can zoom in and view into the top of your shirts. Be
careful not to scratch, tug or adjust any clothing that could be viewed
in an embarrassing manner.
You are being viewed on live feed. You will never know when they are
doing it unless you are counseled for something they find
inappropriate. Treat each camera as actively viewing your activity as
soon as you walk into the cab. There is absolutely no privacy at any
time.

Name: Ster
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 28 April 2020

1) There are  restoration companies that do mold, water, etc  through
out the county that are also  licensed and trained on a product called
steramist ( read on it) they use in hospitals and many different types
of projects that needs disinfecting and set up on site offices . Its a
very easy process. They wipe down hard surfaces let the mist do its
thing then re wipe it down. They do hospital rooms in less than 45
minutes.. Im not saying every location needs this but maybe major
terminals where many engines run through a day.. Then everyone of us
should do our part keeping cabs clean and trash bags removed after tour
of duty.. We cant bark if we dont do our part to keep things clean too.


A question for everyone. at what point do we start sticking together??
Stop the bullshit. stop playing Jr high games.. This place is toxic and
blinded by the greed of money and power they also are number dependent.
We stick together and stick it too them. The power shifts a little.
example.. Dad worked for a delivery service years ago Managers told all
30 drivers no ot for anyone. At 8 hours every driver showed up with
still half full trucks and went home. They did this for 3 or 4 days..
That ended the whole no ot rule... They wanted them to work harder to
make it work. It back fired. Had 15 drivers completed their route and
the other 15 did not. Probably a different out come.. Moral of the
story is if we all stuck together we could possibly change the outcome.
If we just bitch and turn against each other the company wins

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 28 April 2020

They pay the higher ups over a few million dollars a year in stock
options and can't clean our cabs, or buy us some boots. Boots wearing
out faster with all the mounting and dismounting moving equipment.
Instead of some cheap cleaning mixture bullshit for T&E,  How about
hire a professional cleaning team.   To sanitize between crew change
points. If I spend the time to clean, I'm being rushed to make a
departure time. 
 Stop all these nonsense safety briefing over the radio, it is
distracting. Take the time to have a proper safety briefing at the
beginning of the shift. Stay off the radio unless it has to do with
train movements!

Name: May I have another
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 27 April 2020

My brohdas pece luv n unty. Shizzle fo da wizzle. Yo bird trex in da
hoos. Sums of da broedahs be lettin da stressors be triggerin, my
broedahs dis aints goods. Deep breathengs broedahs.i callsed n gots me
somes times off, marksed off wit da SBC  sweaty ball sac. Da strugge be
fo shizzle. Da blonde downs da screte dont mines ats alls doe. Trex be
wantins to remines to pleez ethicsly spray n nuter all tranemasterz to
helps controles da ovapopulamation.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Engine repair, for 10-20 years
Posted: 27 April 2020

Bad managers in Mechanical: Kenny Noe, Milton Storm, Gary Goodwin, Doug
Richardson, John Karson, Dragen Janovic, Bryon Kiem, Adam Weed, Curt
Shogrun. These are just a few I have encountered during my 10 years
with CSX. Probably more.

Name: Furloughed 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 26 April 2020

I would like to personally thank Jaime boychuck, Foote, and all the
Management Goons who furloughed me. I am truly happy once again knowing
I don’t have to go into that dump. I feel sooo much better. Keep up the
good work. I’m not being sarcastic either. You have done me a great
favor. Until next time

Love the furloughed Conductor  !!

Name: Engr 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 25 April 2020

Condr 10- 20

What makes you think that Trump is going to save you? Your a union csx
conductor with no future in sight.GONE! PUFF!

YOUR JOB AND FUTURE IS GONE!

TRUMP DOESN'T GIVE A FLYING FUCK ABOUT YOU EXCEPT YOUR VOTE AND YOUR
HISTORY.

BYE BYE DUMMY!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 24 April 2020

I had the virus at the end of December , 2 weeks of heck dr said I had
walking pneumonia.  Nobody was panicking then , Democrat hoax , fake
news media controls all of you brainwashed liberals. Trump will save us
drink the koolaid . Colorado koolaid

Name: HR 1748 Safe Freight act 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 24 April 2020

Just wanted to post this. Please report any unsanitary actions it’s
unanimous. No names fully confidential. If you see dirty locomotives in
cab crew rooms anywhere we must go. Please report these issues 
I know it seems they have been doing a some what if a job adding hand
sanitizer to the crew rooms however the locomotive cabs are still nasty
dirty makes it hard to pick up bleach wipes on your way in when the
stores are out to help keep from getting sick. We don’t know if the
previous crew was sick getting off as you get on nothing is being done
to prevent this. Please get the word out it’s quick easy and
confidential. 


https://rwusafety.org/index.php

Name: LIEDTOO
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 24 April 2020

Trump lovers


Trump refuses to make the transportation industry tell the truth and
reveal all the reported cases of coronavirus being driven all around
the country from one state to another. Wont demand testing at all weigh
stations to stop the spread.  Lets just keep on keep it on and on the
rails too.  Coronavirus! Coming to your town soon!

Name: Cool mo D
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 24 April 2020

What the fu@@, why are Trucker's getting all the praise. I was always
told if you got a truck brought it but a train brought the fucking
truck .

Name: Snoop Dog
E-mail: 
Employed as: Crew Dispatcher, for 10-20 years
Posted: 24 April 2020

It seems I've caught the dreaded Covid and now I'm confined at home. I
hear from searching the internet that smoking a little ganja will lesson
the symptoms. I can't seem to be able to locate my one hitter. Can
someone please help a brother out?

Name: fat ass todd
E-mail: eeee@ff
Employed as: Yard Master, for 1-10 years
Posted: 24 April 2020

todd novack ate the snickers    he got tired of shoving in his mouth  
so in the ass they go  a real fudge packer   hoo raa

Name: Put u in siding
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 10-20 years
Posted: 23 April 2020

I got my own snickers stash. I aint got time to hunt snickers. All
bitches below me.  
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     V

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 23 April 2020

Wet n soggy 
Sounds like your momma ate too many plastic wrappers when she was
pregnant with you. Dropped repeatedly on head didnt help you none
either.

Name: Wet n soggy
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 23 April 2020

And for got to mention.. Take the honey bun out the plastic before
warming up! Thought id specify that for the slow learners.. You will
thank csx trainmaster later! Its better than a thanks award.. Just make
sure you dont eat to many. Could slow production Down!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 23 April 2020

Friend no need to get tested for the virus you’ll know it when you got
it   Then you can tell us that you got it . It’s just a hoax anyway to
get trump out of office . You haven’t heard a word outta sleepy joe or
pelosi . If we catch it ,we catch it can’t prove where you caught it .
Take a chill pill .

Name: Me
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 23 April 2020

It's 4-23-20 and Joe Berry is still a Fat Lying Piece of Shit.  Fuck
you Joe. You are human garbage.

Name: Snickerless vending machine!
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 23 April 2020

If your boss refers to you as "My Honeybun" you might be a
Trainmaster. No disrespect intended,  it is what it is.

Name: Wet n soggy
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 23 April 2020

If you buy a wet soggy honey bun and put it in the  microwave and turn
it on for 12 seconds you will have a whole new perspective on those
honey buns.dont disrespect the honey bun and  Now that us train masters
arent allowed team building lunch dates.. We have control of whats in
the vending machines.. Life's rough when the company isnt buying us
steak house lunches..

Name: Snickerless vending machine!
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 23 April 2020

Ben Dover no insult to me dim wit. Do what youre best at and bend over
Trainmaster will be right there to bring you a special snickers just
for you. He will give you all you want. Lucky you..

Name: Ben Dover
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 23 April 2020

Snickerless Vending Machine? I did not mean to insult your intelligence,
if I did so my apologies!
One must realize that the lighting conditions in some of these crew
rooms is not the best. There are a lot of dim bulbs hanging out you
know! I've experienced it first hand where the company had the vendor
remove the light bulbs from their machines in an attempt to save money
on the electric bill. Brilliant, now we'll never find the damn
snickers bars.  Just an FYI. Don't bother walking across the street
for a Snickers. Sanjay told me no snickers for you! I think he might
have them all wrapped up in that towel.  Maybe you could go investigate
this further or see if the Trainmaster has time! Goodluck!

Name: Friend
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years
Posted: 23 April 2020

Railroad families!!!!


Please help the railroad families!!!!! Help us find out the truth about
the number of employees who have been infected with the coronavirus. The
company is not telling the truth about the numbers and is not keeping
those who were in direct contact informed. If it is true that there are
confirmed cases in the Evansville, Avon, Chicago and Jacksonville
terminals, then everyone could have been in contact with these people
and not know it. I have also heard there has been 7 cases in
Jacksonville headquarters. We as families have a right to know if our
family members have been in direct contact with these people. Men work
in closed cabs and ride in transport vans with these people. Call your
state medical department and ask if CSX has reported the cases to them.
We all have a right to know. 
As you can see, the csx corporate moles are already trying to
discourage discussions about this. The morons who keep talking about
the stupid snicker bars. They know the company is not telling the whole
truth and is not letting everyone know who these people are and let
people decide if they need to be tested if they have worked in close
contact with them. Don't let them discourage you. If you know of
anyone who is working for CSX in any field that has been tested and
found positive, please do the right thing and bring the information to
us.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Yard Master, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 23 April 2020

I overheard a conversation in crew room yesterday about this snicker
problem . TrainMaster said he would just buy all honeybuns in the row
next to snickers so he could get that snicker bar in the back  . LC
said shit I’ll just buy all the buns in front of snicker to get to it .
Conductor said shit I’ll go across road to dollar store and get me a
whole pack of snickers. Engineer said shit I can’t walk that far , get
me a honeybun from the dollar store.

Name: Snickerless vending machine
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 23 April 2020

Ben Dover Do you really think I could miss a row of snickers bars!?? I
contacted my union man, he also agreed that it was bullshit and said we
would fight it. Nothing! I told the Trainmaster he said he would take
care of it. Nothing! I called the vending machine company left a
voicemail also complained about the big wet honey buns that nobody ever
buys. The next damn day row A3 that is always the snickers bar row was
loaded slap full of big wet soggy ass honey buns! Un-damn-beleivable!
Now we got two rows of honey buns. No snickers. I think the fucker
thinks hes cute too because at the very back of the honey bun rows is
clearly one damn snickers bar.

Name: Bookkeeper 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years
Posted: 22 April 2020

2020 1st quarter earnings released today:

Creative book keeping 


Here’s a question for everyone 
If your a buyer of railroads which one would you buy and why? 

CSX is the cheapest to buy and remember a few years ago it did split
3:1


Cooking the book daily!     Let’s see how many more we can lay off and
cut

Name: Ben Dover
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 22 April 2020

To the guy that was concerned a couple days ago about the Snickers Bar
rack being empty in
the crew room vending machine. Did you check a couple racks over to
make sure they didn't just place them in another rack by mistake? Even
though most Managers are fat asses, they certainly didn't get their
round mouths from eating candy bars! I am certain that is not the
reason for the shortage! We also all know they are not qualified to
manage two people at the Dairy Queen so they are not using them in the
Flurries either!!

Name: FRIEND
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 22 April 2020

CSX

Poster says you had 14 cases a few weeks ago and we haven't heard
anything about it?  Is it not against the law now to not report these
cases. Also, how about the state reporting these cases in their
numbers. Is the state of Indiana, Illinois and Missouri adding these
numbers into their counts?

Fellow railroad families

Maybe we should be calling our state health departments and find out if
CSX is being added into their counts as positive test!

Name: UPCSX 2020
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 21 April 2020

OMAHA, Neb. —
Facing an “unprecedented drop” in freight traffic, Union Pacific
President and CEO Lance Fritz announced Tuesday four weeks of required
unpaid leave and pay cuts for executives and board members of the
Omaha-based railroad.

“Many of our customers have reduced or halted production and overall
freight transportation has declined dramatically,” wrote Fritz in an
email to Union Pacific employees.

Name: Legally yours 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 21 April 2020

Steve Ammons - A CRUEL individual who has gone too FAR- 
Posted by concerned citizens & legal friends
👩‍⚖👨‍⚖

It is extremely hard to write about this minion as he actually doesn't
know what he is doing. I as well as a family member from DC, (just in
case steve your reading this or there's a rat amongst us) have read
everything over the past week about old steve. Beyond this board,
because as I said I have a family member from DC here & they have
access to everything. Therefore looking at the education and the
history of this dude, there is absolutely no way he should be in ANY
managerial position. He is abusive and not only verbal, there are
records he has physically threatened employees. BIG no no paco in the
workplace, your parents failed you, or you just failed them. As we
further looked into his roster all the way to date, one thing remained
the same. He comes up with these grand brown nose plans to place on the
managers, the engineers and the conductors and more.... the problem is
they are unattainable. As we sent the current numbers for a select
group he is trying to kill, and this was a word used by a federal
official not me.... what we recieved back was not a surprise. 
This is illegal in all federal work statutes including the rail
industry. No man nor woman shall be tasked with such as this, and
threatened if unable to accomplish such. This is known as wanted
endangerment and can result in prison time and/or extremely high fines,
due to the number of people involved. This information is being passed
on to higher channels for review, which we suspect will result in a
stronger action. 
As we are in a nation wide curfew, and this has been made extremely
clear by every state and the President as the virus known as the covid
is taking lives daily, it is beyond foolish to place certain employees
on the frontlines with no regard to them nor their families. This being
said, as steve Ammons is knowingly defying the Federal government's law
enforcement and guidelines during this pandemic, if any one employee who
could have worked from home, and was forced out into face to face, gets
sick or their family, prosecution can/will ensue. This will apply to
any/all workers at CSX who have been forced into unsafe situations
without appropriate assistance and safety measures being taken. 
The hours of each man/woman that are currently working shall be within
federal guidelines including days off. I have friends who own large
companies and they took care of their employees. In return, those 100s
in one's company to 1000s in another's didn't miss work, unless it
was truly an emergency. They didn't try to pull fake injuries. They
didn't hate their jobs or their bosses, including the owners. One of
those companies, one of the largest coal corporations that ever rose
from across 4 states. 
I have never understood why ANYONE in the position of ceo, and those
below.... treat the VERY ONES making the $$$$$$$$ for them badly???? I
can only surmise that until they catch hold of that theory and do
it.... the employees of any company are just going to head towards a
great rebellion. Honestly I do hope it changes. 

These situations are being monitored by a group outside of CSX, but
have the authority to help the brothers & sisters of the company as
well as the lower management. 
Facebook page- coming

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 20 April 2020

On the up hill side of virus peak they said shut it down , on the
downhill side they said open everything up. This is gone get us
quarantined all summer.  The number of cases are gone go back up .
Idiots

Name: Germaphobe 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 20 April 2020

Hey guys this really does explain alot.

https://youtu.be/whbxePmMNbE

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 20 April 2020

Listen don’t say social distancing is 6 feet then. 2 crews in a small
truck at the same time.  6 feet is a definite distance   Basically the
railroad gets a pass on this one. All you fuckers who say the spray on
the engine is sufficient enough are full of shit and  just because I
have a mask on doesn’t mean I can be closer than 6 feet.

Name: HA!
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 20 April 2020

Thisis how


You got that right man. There are more ignorant morons working out here
on the rails than kids in a short bus school.  The spray they put on the
motors is adequate. You frickin use it. If you don't then its on you.
As for social distancing, yeah they do break the protocol on that. Have
3 guys in the cab an they are not 6 feet apart. They are calling pilots.
Its up to the crew to wear a mask if they want. No one is telling they
cant and they don't have to be professional medical mask. You can make
the damn thing out of cotton. Use an old sock for Christ sakes. Just a
bunch of cry babies.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 20 April 2020

Up here in Canada they're disinfecting everything religiously, like I
bring a unit back to the shops and the guy with the alcohol solution
and respirator is already on the way out before I even get off the
unit. The union put their foot down on this issue, granted guys were
also just refusing to work till the unit that obviously wasn't
disinfected was disinfected, the guys doing the cleaning are taking it
super seriously too. Before this was taken seriously guys at work were
cleaning them themselves and taking over half an hour to get off the
shops. That gets their attention, like maybe we should get the shop
guys to do this before the crew gets on duty on we don't waste half an
hour to an hour for the crew to clean the units themselves.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 19 April 2020

trainmasters and stuperintendent are walking with a bit of a pep in
their step now that traffic is slow. They can finally tell network they
are keeping up and running efficient. That's a big change from 30 days
ago. From the way they acted and looked should of been checked for
battered woman syndrome.. It's too bad top golf and the local country
clubs are closed could be really using those golf clubs you bought with
company credit card.. I think  this ponzi scheme might get exposed very
soon!!!

Name: Crayon Learning for T&E- Germs
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for N/A
Posted: 19 April 2020

I see some of you are really concerned about what we are all
experiencing. Unfortunately the link provided below is probably well
needed instruction for many here. If you do not understand it the very
first time you play the video, don't get discouraged, just rewatch it
as many times as is necessary. It is time.


https://youtu.be/whbxePmMNbE

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 19 April 2020

I know all you managers where brainwashed in boot camp,   So you have to
question authority,       Hey Trainmasters and above,    Better watch
your ass,      I got Bounty’s for you!!!!!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 19 April 2020

Essential more like sacrificial.      The RRs and their bitches
“FRA,BLE,Smart”.    Don’t give a shit about our welfare.   I was given
a bottle of water to sanitize our engine.  I couldn’t smell the bleach.
   When someone dies their blood is on the RR,FRA,BLE,Smart’s hands.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 19 April 2020

Furloughed and love it , phone not ringing, I got plenty of side work ,
I can get used to this normal stress free life, may not return to work
when they send letter this time .

Name: Nofucsleep
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 18 April 2020

HEY HOS FRA!

How about getting off your arsses and doing something about this all
night roster call crap. Blowing our phone's up all night because the
jackarsses laid so many men off they don't have enough to work. We got
wives and kids at home all day and all night now. It's almost
impossible to get a damn nap and be rested as it is! Now these morons
are continuously blowing our phone's up around the clock looking for
people to work. Order the men back! It's unsafe as hell for us to come
in tired as hell. What is wrong with you and the USDOT! You think this
manpower shortage is a frickin joke?? You want to kill someone? Is that
it? Just kill us off one by one? I would rather have the damn corona
virus. At least I could stay home and not have to listen to the damn
phone ring around the damn clock.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 18 April 2020

The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) last week denied rail unions'
request that the agency declare an emergency order calling for safety
protections for railroad employees during the COVID-19 pandemic, the
Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen (BLET) announced
earlier this week.

"Although FRA believes that many safety precautions included in [the
unions'] petitions could constitute best practices that should be
applied in the railroad industry, FRA does not believe that an
emergency order is justified," FRA Administrator Ronald Batory wrote,
according to a BLET press release.

The BLET and SMART-TD unions petitioned the FRA to issue an emergency
order specific to employee protections after the agency announced it
would temporarily waive certain railroad regulatory safety requirements
during the pandemic.

Union officials say the FRA has "yet to mandate safety protocols to
protect the health of railroad workers during the national COVID-19
outbreak," according to the press release

Name: brakeman
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for 20-30 years
Posted: 17 April 2020

Engineers wife


Talk to your friends, co workers, neighbor and the mailman. You have
hit a nerve with someone in Jacksonville. They cant afford bad
publicity and now is not the time to steal pay from anyone. Especially
if it has been agreed upon in a binding union agreement. One of the
company moles is out from under his rock trying to deflect and start a
fight. Don't fall for it. You got someone's attention. Go rock on
with the info.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 17 April 2020

Engineer’s wife

If your husband is a locomotive operator and your family is broke
you’re a dumb ass.  If you happen to have a job and are struggling. You
are hopeless.  No amount of money is the answer to your problems.  Get
of your lazy fat ass and don’t contribute to the problem

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 17 April 2020

My state has made covering your face mandatory. CSX should provide the
masks if we are essential, I still can't find bleach or masks at
stores by my home. If we are expected to be out here working through
all this then help me.

Give me access to the supplies I need. Even though I didn't get
anything from the relief bill, I'll still pay for them. The problem is
I can't even find the things I need.

Name: Training
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years
Posted: 17 April 2020

Conductor


You are absolutely right. There are engineers who lost their pool spots
and now are forced on the extra board and are not qualified/CURRENT on
all the jobs. The fact is, the furlough is not offered to the
engineers. Besides, the company is scared to death that the engineers
are sick of the PTC, TO and DP and will put in for a furlough leaving
the company short handed engineers. If you want the engineers on the
extra board kicked to the curb too then get the UTU to protest against
the favoritism the BLET engineers are getting.

The man's post about staying current on your qualifications is exactly
right. If there is an engineer or conductor claiming that he isn't
qualified then they will be looking at his history. If he was ever
trained/ qualified on the job and didn't bump to keep current then
they can charge him with an operating rules violation. If he could
never hold it because he was too junior then he is clear. It doesn't
restrict your seniority rights having to keep current on jobs. You can
go back to your old job if you can hold it after you get current.
People just don't want to do it.  I'm guilty as hell.  I did the same
thing. You like the job your on and you can hold it why would you get on
a job that stinks and doesn't pay crap when you don't want to. But the
fact remains it is in the rules to stay current on territories you are
subject to be called. After all this goes down, you will be expected to
stay current on the jobs that you were previously trained and qualified
on out of your terminal.
Avon is a terminal that has a lot or remote jobs. All conductors should
be qualified on the remotes. All engineers need to stay current in order
to cover remotes that have to be run conventional. That's just the way
the rules are written. Now that this has happened you can bet your butt
that staying current will become a big issue.
The only serious down side to all of this will be in regards to the
engineers. Since they are on the bid system, they will be stuck for one
week on what ever job they jump on to stay current. You might only need
2 tours to refresh and not need to be on it for a week.  This system
discourages engineers from keeping current.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 16 April 2020

Welp if they are okay with just anyone getting furloughed and not
willing to re qualify people or give pilots. Maybe the engineers who
get kicked to the xb whos been on the pools for several years should
get the same treatment most arent qualified on all the work the xb
covers.. Whats the difference.. Guys getting forced to xb qualified on
25 % of the work... By the way i dont agree with what is going on.. But
what's the difference?

Name: Exlc
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 16 April 2020

ALL CONDUCTORS!

Furloughing conductors with 10+ years seniority because they aren't
remote control trained. Didn't keep their qualifications current on
previously qualified jobs. Refusing to let them take a trip to get
current because of social distancing. 
Now, here is the kicker. Supervisors still riding on trains to give
observation rides. Guys back from being fired still riding on
trains.YES THERE ARE STILL 3 GUYS IN THE CAB OF LOCOMOTIVE AND CREWS
ARE NOT 6 FEET APART IN VANS. THIS SHOULD BE REPORTED TO OSHA AND YOUR
STATE HEALTH DEPARTMENT!
NOW HEAR THIS! BIRDIE SAID IF YOU DIDN'T KEEP YOUR QUALIFICATIONS
CURRENT THEN TOO BAD RIGHT NOW. IF YOU COULDN'T BECAUSE OF SENIORITY
YOU ARE COVERED. IF THEY CAN SHOW YOU COULD AND JUST DIDN'T DO IT,
THEN YOU ARE IN VIOLATION OF THE OPERATING RULES.  STAYING CURRENT ON
JOBS SUBJECT TO BE CALLED MEANS ALL OF THEM. NOT JUST THE TERRITORY YOU
ARE ON.EVERY JOB YOU WERE EVER TRAINED ON AND QUALIFIED ON IS A JOB YOU
WERE SUBJECT TO BE CALLED FOR. YOU ARE REQUIRED TO STAY CURRENT. THE
CARRIER WILL BE ARGUING THIS FACT WITH THE UNIONS. THIS SITUATION
WARRANTS ALL AVAILABLE EMPLOYEES TO BE ABLE TO WORK ON THE TRAINS IF
ONCE QUALIFIED AND CALLED. YOU CHOSE NOT TO STAY CURRENT OR REQUEST
REMOTE TRAINING THEN YOU HAVE NO LEG TO STAND ON. 
PLAN ON LOSING ANY CLAIMS! FOR THOSE WHO ARE TOO LAZY TO CHECK THEIR
QUALIFICATION  SCREEN WHICH IS AVAILABLE TO YOU EVERY DAY AND HAVEN'T
NOTIFIED CMC OF THE ERRORS, TOO BAD FOR YOU TOO. NOTICE WAS PUT OUT FOR
YOU TO DO IT. IF YOU DIDN'T READ IT THEN AGAIN, TOO BAD. LAZY WON'T
CUT THE MUSTARD. YOU DON'T HAVE TO CARRY NOTICES BUT YOU HAVE TO READ
THEM.
"I'm not getting on that job to stay current. It sucks. Screw that!
Besides, I have the seniority to stay where I am!"
JOKE IS ON YOU NOW!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 16 April 2020

Engineer’s wife


The union will not do shit they’re in Bed with the RR and the FRA is
giving the RR a reach around.


Hers is an idea.  Turn off the WiFi.  Get off your lazy fat ass.  Get a
job and help your husband out instead of making him carry all the
weight.    You have to bring something other than a** to the marriage

Name: wife
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for N/A
Posted: 16 April 2020

Engineer wives


Time is hard now even though my husband is working.  We just looked at
our 40lk and we have lost over $52,000.00 since this started. All of
our investment have been down. Now is the time for the unions to step
up to the plate and demand that our husbands get paid the claims they
have coming to them that are because they didn't pay them the proper
pay rates. Yes, there are claims that are for abusing the men and
violating their working conditions, but the claims that are for
stealing the agreed pay should be paid immediately. We are helping our
children right now and it is cutting into our expenses. We all need to
stick together on this and talk to our family and neighbors about the
abuse of pay that is happening. It is time for the Unions to do what is
right. It is time for them to team up and force the company our husbands
work for to honor the agreements they signed in front of witness and
God! We need to send letters and emails to our husbands unions
demanding they do their jobs or stop taking our money. If our families
can't get what is rightfully ours then they shouldn't be taking it
our for them. Keep our dues and when they get us paid we can pay them
back at the end of the year. we need our money now. ALL OF IT!

Name: todd novack
E-mail: qq@des
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 16 April 2020

as of may 2020 buffalo will shut all yard jobs left  any trains will be
cn crews only crew changes will be left       fill the gas tank and
chase your job

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Crew Dispatcher, for 10-20 years
Posted: 15 April 2020

Answer the phone you crap heads . Jeez your essential

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 15 April 2020

J.J Harris stepped up as a throttle jockey (not an engineer) and took a
a train to Lafayette out of Avon after complaining about another
employee doing the same thing.  Enjoy your life J.J.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 14 April 2020

Good Gosh amighty and the cry babies, and candy asses, on the railroad
today. What a embarrassment most of U are to the generations before U.

Name: conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 13 April 2020

Conductor

Your right on!  They are scared. They know we got them by the balls.
Can't hold classes of new hires right now. Got to lay off men! This
bullshit head hunting is a scare tactic. Try to keep you in line. Shoot
the high paid! They are showing their true colors to the public! People
and families see what their doing! Why in hell would you harass and
stalk the hell out of your reduced work force when they are vital now
unless you got some serious fear of losing control or you have some
evil $$$$ plan up your sleeve. Something  stinks to high shit here!

Name: conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 13 April 2020

Alert. .



Harassment and intimidation at an all time high!!! Management afraid as
hell. They know crews have all the power. If they lay down or slow down
it will hurt the company $$$!  They are scared as hell. Now is also a
time to start hunting the higher paid work force. Like shooting ducks
in a barrel. Easy to do now. No pattern of head hunting older work
force with higher pay scale. Put them in the street later when
investigations start back up an replace them with low wage new guys who
aren't at 100% pay. They are failing guys on the most petty and trumped
up crap they can come up with. No minor charges makes it easier to bump
up the discipline levels. TAKE THE HIT. FIGHT ALL CHARGES.  EVERYONE GO
TO INVESTIGATION. FILE ETHICS WHEN THEY LIE. FILL OUT EXCESSIVE 
DISCIPLINE FORMS FOR THE UNION. IF IT CONTINUES THEN YOU KNOW WHAT TO
DO. YOU HAVE ALL THE POWER NOW AND THEY KNOW IT.THEY ARE AFRAID. IF
THERE WAS EVER A TIME TO STICK TOGETHER IT IS NOW. THE MOST SENIOR WORK
FORCE IS OUT HERE. SET AN EXAMPLE FOR THE NEW GUYS BEFORE THEY COME
BACK!!!!

Name: Ha!ha!
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 13 April 2020

Brothers

Looks like that joker calling himself 317 started the shit on here.
Guessing he was bumped off his job and pissed. WTF! It's called
seniority rights and scrambling to survive. F..king idiot should know
it. As for worrying about who's on what train or flipping, unless it
is a contract violation or district violation there is nothing you can
do about it so why run your mouths. Where people get off thinking they
are entitled to anything is beyond me. Got some guys bitching they
think they shouldn't be bumped off their jobs because they have been
on them for years. Bunch of queens! Welcome to the world of
railroading. Been this way for over 100 years. Bunch of Pussy boys who
think they are entitled. As for Lafayette jobs, everyone knows avon and
Lafayette hate each other. Lafayette always losing jobs and trains to
them . Now the eville crews taking their work. Got someone new to hate
on. Writing has been on the wall for a long time. Lafayette expendable.
Just a small hole in the wall. All of them working there need to get
qualified somewhere else for job security. Soon they will be coming to
Avon or maybe eville looking to survive. People need to just shut the
f...k up and make their money. Quit the bitch talking. If it ain't a
violation of agreements then get over it.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 13 April 2020

Hey Foote, Boychuk,  and all of CSX,    What will you do?        Be a
leader and not a follower!!!!!!





PUBLISHED: APRIL 13, 2020
The CEO of Norfolk Southern, James A. Squires, recently asked employees
for feedback concerning the carrier’s responsiveness to the COVID-19
pandemic. SMART Transportation Division has been gathering reports
about how carriers are complying during the outbreak of coronavirus. As
one of those employees deemed “essential,” SMART-TD Vice General
Chairperson Robert M. Levkulich (GCA-898) sent the following email to
NS’s top boss to express his opinion, which is reproduced here with
Brother Levkulich’s permission:

Mr. Squires, as the outside world continues to spiral out of control,
it feels as if it’s just another day along the railroad. As
Transportation employees, we read daily updates that Norfolk Southern
has taken to protect its office workers, in Atlanta and Norfolk, but in
yard offices around the system, it’s business as usual.

For conductors and engineers operating across Norfolk Southern, we have
been categorized as an essential part of our nation’s infrastructure,
and essential in the fight against Covid-19. Since conductors and
engineers are deemed essential, then so should our safety and
well-being.

Norfolk Southern used to prioritize the safety of its employees, but
recently the only priority has been to get to a 60 OR. I have visited
numerous yard offices, and I’ve seen a lot of things that impressed me.
But these were from individuals. I saw a conductor who brought masks his
wife and kids had sewn in for his fellow crew members. I saw an engineer
carrying in bottles of home made hand sanitizer to distribute in the
yard office. And finally I saw a Road Manager that was carrying in an
arm full of sanitizer that he used his own money to pay for. These
individuals taking care of each other are inspiring stories but are
void of Norfolk Southern.

Companies across this nation are stepping up to show their employees
they care. As Transportation employees we have seen drastic financial
loss due to the “chase for a 60 OR” and now with COVID-19 and closures,
we have taken another hit.

Ally Financial took unprecedented steps to show its 8700 employees they
care. Below are excerpts from Forbes Magazine article dates 4/6/20:

All employees making $100,000 or less in annual base compensation will
receive a $1,200 tax-free financial assistance payment to help cover
unexpected costs related to working from home.
Ally added 100% coverage for diagnostic testing and the associated
visit related to COVID-19.
Immediate paid medical leave for any employee diagnosed with COVID-19.
Expanded childcare support: When daycare or adult/elder care
arrangements are disrupted, Ally will cover 30 uses of emergency care.
Employees with monthly or quarterly incentive plans were assured that
Ally would account for COVID-19 impacts to operations.
Access to free mental health professionals, via phone or text, through
the Employee Assistance Program.
100% coverage for virtual doctor visits and online health care
services.
Paid caregiver leave for employees caring for an ill family member.
Well-being modules and challenges geared to staying physically and
mentally healthy at home
These are great examples of what a company can do do to protect its
employees.

So Mr. Squires my question is, What will Norfolk Southern do for its
most valuable, and essential employees?

Robert M. Levkulich
Vice General Chairman
Southern Lines GCA-898
SMART Transportation Division

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 13 April 2020

How about you text Stout he would love to here from you. Or just keep
posting on here like the bitch you are.

Name: Lafayette scum
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 13 April 2020

By competing for those spots. The poster meant, they are competing for
top company suck position. Had nothing to do with seniority genius.

Name: Joe exotic 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 13 April 2020

Shouldn't you guys in avon be more concerned with who's on what train
and who's flipping home, you know the real issues. Or employees from
all the other terminals working out of avon. Chicago, Columbus,
Evansville, Grand Rapids or all the other higher seniority guys you
forgot started in Lafayette working pools in avon.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 13 April 2020

Who ever posted about Stout might want to get all the info first. he
hired out of Lafayette just like McGill and Kinley. They also have more
seniority than him. So next time know your facts dont be a little bitch.
I guarantee if you text Stout he would nicely tell you that.

Name: Foote
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 1-10 years
Posted: 13 April 2020

You spoke up and we listened.  Engineers will snap back to the yearly
bonuses effective April 13 2020.  You will see a deduction in your next
paycheck for all over payments of trip rates. I would like to thank
everyone who put all the hard work in to make this a reality.  

 T&E you are essential.  Labor has spoken and we yield to our
invaluable work force.  There will be bleach wipes available.  Please
limit one wipe per crew. While supplies last.  Thank you

Name: Fill up the slots..now!!
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 12 April 2020

Anybody else's snack machine out of snickers bars, ours has been out
for 12 days! Im starting to get alittle perturbed. Is it a corona virus
thing, are people just not doing their job these days? What is it?  Why
does the company tease us. Why do the unions allow the company to tease
us?!! The whole slot is empty, should be loaded up with fresh snickers!

Name: Lafayette scum
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 12 April 2020

I would speculate that COTTLE and STOUT are the 2 company sucks that
recently joined Lafayette. MCGILL and KINLEY are probabaly competing
for those spots.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 12 April 2020

Hey brothers l layed a nice prize egg for y’all to hunt last night. Turn
in to TrainMaster or LC for your prize if you find it , it’s close to a
switch . Good luck

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 11 April 2020

Hey Avon moron talking crap about Darrin Jackson, reveal yourself if you
have the courage to call someone out by name.  You do know he was the
2nd oldest Engineer to be cut back right?  He made a move deep on the
Roselake pool right? He could have bumped someone first out if he
wanted to but didn’t.  There were 3 rested engineers on extra board who
weren’t “qualified”.  You know that?  How many people would step up to
work going to Lafayette? Very few.  Why didn’t anyone make a move to
the Lafayette pool? They had the chance to.   So keep talking crap. The
rest of us have a life.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 11 April 2020

On a Good Note : CSX sits in the BEST Finacial position and the best
growth rate to peers u.p. and n.s.

Name: Rules 317
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 11 April 2020

Conductor 1-10 calling me mouth. 

Why you so concerned with who they are?  Perhaps you are one of the 2
Company bitches I’m referring to, and your curious if everyone knows
what a suck you really are. If your having these thoughts, then you’ve
answered your own question.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 11 April 2020

Darrin jackson out of avon you Pos. Cut way deep. Guys furloughed, guys
with more seniority than you cut back to being a conductor . your ass
sitting on a long pool as conductor and still step up to be an
engineer. When business is strong and people are working i get guys
step up.. But when people are struggling to hold or completely
furloughed. Thats a dick move.. Good work union brother!!!!!

Name: Conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 11 April 2020

Hey mouth


Don't just run your mouth. Come on, lets have some names! Who is the
company sucks going to Lafayette.  Come on!  Your big enough pants is
running your mouth so lets have some balls and put some names out
there!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 10 April 2020

Hey Fuck this Place!!!!

Name: Threat notice
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 1-10 years
Posted: 10 April 2020

Attention!!!

LC'S were just verbally notified if anyone marks off more than 24
hours for any reason, you will be pulled out of service. This is not in
writing and it won't be because it is intimidation and harassment. If
you are sick and you need more than 24 hours do not forget previous
instructions that you must notify cmc prior to the end of the 24 hours
to extend it. If you get any verbal abuse for doing so you need to
contact your county health department, OSHA, USDOT and your LC!
Manpower shortages created by the carrier is not an emergency on the
employees part and no employee should be subjected to harassment when
needing to be marked off over 24 hours. This can not be tolerated. This
is an attempt to create fear in all employees. Again, this can not be
tolerated.  The carrier has created a dangerous shortage of essential
employees needed to move U.S. international freight during a time of
National security.

Name: Rules 317
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 10 April 2020

Hope you boys at Lafayette enjoy those 2 company sucks just got sent
your way due to Furlough, watch what you say around these company
bitches.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 10 April 2020

They keep promoting this New York Governor Cuomo guy like he is a
savior. He can’t protect his on state , just blames trump. He shoulda
been more prepared with his sanctuary city and state .

Name: Lol
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 09 April 2020

Dumb ass

You can’t make a complete sentence.   Why are you getting so
frustrated?  Calm yourself and use your words.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 09 April 2020

If you can’t hackit get your jacket, and get out . There is no union
anymore it’s all about me me me . They paid us more twenty five years
ago , now we get screwed out of everything. Trump 2020 , old Biden is
washed up can’t remember his last name .

Name: Right
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 09 April 2020

I’m sure he didn’t pass high school biology or civics.

Name: Lol
E-mail: Lol
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 09 April 2020

Dumbass

Did you pass high school English?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 09 April 2020

flu vs virus

dumbass

have you ever seen make shift morgues set up in New York  for the flu?

Name: HR 1748 Safe Freight act 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 09 April 2020

DOL WARNS EMPLOYERS AGAINST RETALIATION FOR WORKERS WHO REPORT UNSAFE
CONDITIONS DURING PANDEMIC
PUBLISHED: APRIL 8, 2020
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety
and Health Administration (OSHA) is reminding employers that it is
illegal to retaliate against workers because they report unsafe and
unhealthful working conditions during the coronavirus pandemic. Acts of
retaliation can include terminations, demotions, denials of overtime or
promotion or reductions in pay or hours.

“Employees have the right to safe and healthy workplaces,” said
Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Loren Sweatt. “Any worker who
believes that their employer is retaliating against them for reporting
unsafe working conditions should contact OSHA immediately.”

Workers have the right to file a whistleblower complaint online with
OSHA (or 1-800-321-OSHA) if they believe their employer has retaliated
against them for exercising their rights under the whistleblower
protection laws enforced by the agency.

OSHA’s Whistleblower Protection Program webpage provides valuable
resources on worker rights, including fact sheets on whistleblower
protections for employees in various industries and frequently asked
questions.

OSHA enforces the whistleblower provisions of more than 20
whistleblower statutes protecting employees from retaliation for
reporting violations of various workplace safety and health, airline,
commercial motor carrier, consumer product, environmental, financial
reform, food safety, motor vehicle safety, healthcare reform, nuclear,
pipeline, public transportation agency, railroad, maritime, securities
and tax laws. For more information on whistleblower protections, visit
OSHA’s Whistleblower Protection Programs webpage.

Under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, employers are
responsible for providing safe and healthful workplaces for their
employees. OSHA’s role is to help ensure these conditions for America’s
working men and women by setting and enforcing standards, and providing
training, education and assistance. For more information, visit
www.osha.gov.

The mission of the Department of Labor is to foster, promote and
develop the welfare of the wage earners, job seekers and retirees of
the United States; improve working conditions; advance opportunities
for profitable employment; and assure work-related benefits and rights.

Name: unionsucks2
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 08 April 2020

THe union has admitted the carrier can do whatever the hell they want.

If we are made to work in these conditions.    It proves the union's
value.    We waste a lot of money in union dues for what we get in
return.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 08 April 2020

Csx created this emergency board so they can cut as deep as they
possibly can. Keeping insurance is the only perk.. Expect the cuts to
go very deep and last as long as they possibly can. They will have guys
at their mercy for a cheap price .. T

Name: brother
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 08 April 2020

Brothers

AMEN to the engineers who are willing to stay home and let the younger
guys works. Especially the ones who have kids at home and aren't
making as much!  No reason they should not be able to. If someone is
willing to sit home for at least 2 months with no income to let someone
try and get by then there should be no questioned asked. Real easy to
make an agreement that states they will not be paid anything. Not even
be on an extra call list if they want. Their lawyers will know how to
draw it up so they don't have to worry about any claims coming back on
them. The only thing you have to watch is that they don't put some kind
of language in there that says they can leave you off as long as they
feel necessary and then never call you back when this all blows over
and we are back to normal.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 08 April 2020

Trump is doing the best he can , dang if he does , dang if he don’t . No
win situation for him . I’m just glad we don’t have Democrat president. 
People don’t won’t to work and are wanting a govt. check for free . 
China didn’t give out checks . Quit ordering crap from China buy
American made. That is all !!!!!

Name: Hot Rail
E-mail: None.com
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 08 April 2020

If the Company executives, and CEO actually do read these post, then I
plead with you to do more than hand out bottles of water down bleach in
spray bottles.  You are not doing enough! It is not going to get any
better if you do not act quickly.  Crew rooms are tiny and crowded, you
are allowing three people on engines for qualifying due to all the 
furloughs.  Six feet of distance is mandated, but you can't on a
locomotive with three mouth breathing humans.  Don't act like you
don't know it. Do better now or when it's over your workforce won't
forgive or forget.  Protect us it's your responsibility.

Name: HR SAFE FREIGHT ACR 1748
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 08 April 2020

PUBLISHED: APRIL 7, 2020
Louisiana State Legislative Director Chris Christianson reports that
legislators in his state have introduced a two-person crew bill –
HB-776 – March 31 in the state House of Representatives. The bill, as
currently written, requires two persons on all freight trains with the
exception of hostler service or utility employees.

The bill also provides for penalties if carriers choose to violate the
bill after it becomes law. For a first offense, carriers will be
charged a minimum of $500, but not more than $1,000. A second offense
increases the minimum to $1,000, but not more than $5,000 when the
second offense is committed within a three-year period. For three or
more violations, the bill provides for a minimum penalty of $5,000, but
not more than $10,000 per offense within a three-year period.

The Louisiana Legislature has been adjourned until further notice due
to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“We have a tough road ahead of us getting it passed with everything
that is going on with COVID-19, but we are not going to give up,”
Christianson said. “Right now, getting it moving in the Legislature
will depend on how much time we have when the Legislature reconvenes.”

Click here to read HB-776.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 07 April 2020

Putting together at hit squad,    Who’s IN??      Management better
watch your asses real close.    It’s on!!!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 07 April 2020

TO PREVENT INFECTION. HEALTH SAFETY PRECAUTIONS INCLUDE: STAYING
AT LEAST SIX FEET AWAY FROM PEOPLE YOU DO NOT LIVE WITH, NOT
TOUCHING OR USING SHARED EQUIPMENT, FREQUENTLY CLEANING SURFACES.




People are marking off Corona Virus and there co workers from last week
are not being quarentined!



We should be getting hazard pay!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 07 April 2020

Our union is the bad guy here. I expect the company to screw us, but the
union we pay the highest dues in the country too allows us to be screwed
and that’s way worse.

Name: todd novack
E-mail: ccc@ ttt
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 07 April 2020

warning chico estrells roca has covid 19   stay clear now

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 07 April 2020

Hello it’s Tuesday April 7th, 2020,      Let’s cut some more jobs and
furlough some more people,       This place is something else!!!     
What a “ family friendly “ company I have the privilege of working
for!!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 06 April 2020

Heyyou you are misguided at Trump being in support of the two man crews.
The guy that’s in charge of the FRA now was appointed to  that position
by Trump. The White House has pull their support for two man crews and
are allowing the railroads  to do what’s in their best interest. Do
your homework everything I just told you can be found just by googling
it.

Name: Bleutusuckstoo
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 06 April 2020

I hate csx but their actions are expected.   The union is the real
problem.   They should be taking drastic actions if the locomotives are
not cleaned.   If a strike was ever warranted this is the time.   This
is life and death.  Most T&E cannot survive covid-19.   If the unions
sits idly by and does nothing more than send out request to the
carrier. This proves the unions are in bed with the company.

We pay more in union dues a month than any other union in the U.S.    
The unions must step up and earn their pay.

Local chairmen laid off all weekend is a slap in the membership’s
face.


Do something and do it now!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 06 April 2020

Name: HR 1748 Safe Freight act 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 04 April 2020

https://www.firstcoastnews.com/article/news/health/coronavirus/csx-email-reveals-12-employees-have-tested-positive-for-coronavirus/77-c3f779e6-2c3f-4499-ad3d-3797e9006b86


Now that it's been leaked to the media, start taking pictures of your
engines that haven't been cleaned like csx said they would and leak
them to the media

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 05 April 2020

I’ve already said this on this site about virus and one man crews .
Democrats never waste a good crisis to push their agenda down our
throats . The end is near . That is all .

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 04 April 2020

If no one would take a train.  Unless they were sanitized.    Corporate
would have trainmasters licking down the fing locomotives

Name: Smh
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 04 April 2020

Keep making cuts in T&E. We have all kinds of management but can’t run
trains because lack of crews. Unbelievable. Foote and Boychuck needs a
permanent furlough. Wake up CSX share holders. Make this company great
again.

Name: May I have another
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 04 April 2020

My brodahs pece lovs ans unty. Donts be lettin da stressors be gettin ya
triggered my brodahs. Wut we be experncins nows simplee be requirmant
washin of hans an rear ens an sociiol distensens fro trainmasters of
corse. Trex dun suvive dat bird flu viras. Jus anada day for yo bird
Trex. Trex curentlee be pushin a one trainmaster bill. Absoluut maxmum
of one trainmaster per state limitment. Trex say trainmater mus alsos
be ova da roads rails xpress driver perfomin multble duty. Trex wulds
also likes to remins yuz to pleze spae ans nutrur all da trainmasters
to help controlz da overpopulamation.

Name: Greed
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 04 April 2020

Instead of some cheap cleaning mixture bullshit for T&E.    How about
hiring a professional cleaning team.   To sanitize the locomotive cabs
between crew change points or the brainless train masters clean them.  
They don’t have nothing else to  do. Now since they can’t fire anyone

Name: HR 1748 Safe Freight act 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 04 April 2020

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — A CSX employee who asked to remain anonymous shared
an email sent from CSX to its employees, stating that 12 employees and
one contingent worker have tested positive for the
coronavirus."Although privacy laws prevent us from sharing their
identities, the entire CSX family extends its best wishes to these
individuals as they receive medical care on the way to what we
sincerely hope will be a full, swift recovery," the email says.
The email goes on to say the company's medical experts believe none of
the workers contracted the virus on the job. CSX is adding measures to
prevent further spread, including sanitizing work areas and placing
fellow workers who may have had contact with the infected employees
under self-quarantine.
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has identified railroad
employees as essential infrastructure workers, so CSX workers will
continue to perform their job duties. The company has resources
available for anyone in need of sanitation supplies, according to the
email. The email also directs employees with any questions to its CSX
Coronavirus Information Site. The page, titled "CSX Coronavirus
Prevention and Response," does not list any information about the
number of employees who have contracted the virus. The page does say
that CSX has "restricted business travel for employees not directly
associated with train operations and limited visitor access to our
facilities so that our employees and business-critical staff can
continue to do their jobs without the risk of potential exposure to the
virus."
CSX
 There may be fewer cars on the road, but trains continue to move
freight across the country. If you’re out taking care of essential
needs, always remember to be safe around railroad tracks.

Name: HR 1748 Safe Freight act 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 04 April 2020

https://www.firstcoastnews.com/article/news/health/coronavirus/csx-email-reveals-12-employees-have-tested-positive-for-coronavirus/77-c3f779e6-2c3f-4499-ad3d-3797e9006b86

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 04 April 2020

We is  ahsential  right now , the company says we ain’t . They want one
man crews . Wonder what Trex thinks ?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 03 April 2020

Covid-19

 Confirmed out of Evansville.    Be safe

Name: todd novack
E-mail: qqqq@con job
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 03 April 2020

what about the trains  out of winapeg  ont  cn crews? is there no jobs
left in buffalo   ho far do they go

Name: HR 1748 Safe Freight act 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 01 April 2020

SHARE NEWS FLASH
   
Two-person crew bill becomes law in Washington State
INDEPENDENCE, Ohio, April 1 — After more than seven years of hard work
by the BLET’s Washington State Legislative Board and their counterparts
within the SMART Transportation Division, a two-person crew bill was
signed into law by Governor Jay Inslee on March 27, 2020.

According to BLET Washington State Legislative Board Chairman Shahraim
C. Allen, HB 1841 — Establishing Minimum Crews on Certain Trains —
passed out of the Washington State House on a Concurrence Vote (64
yea-33 nay) on March 10, 2020. It was then signed by Madame Speaker
Laurie Jinkins on March 11, 2020, for its finalization in the House. In
its final review in the Senate, the additional signature of Lt. Governor
/ President Cyrus Habib was added on March 12, 2020. 

“It was a team effort and I want to thank all who have supported our
efforts over the last seven years,” Brother Allen said. “I especially
want to thank our members who reached out to their legislators in
Washington State. Our Organization’s State Legislative Boards, General
Committees, mobilization teams and the guidance from the BLET National
leadership helped to see us through to this day. With perseverance
anything can and will be done.” 

As written, the bill allows the Utilities and Transportation Commission
(UTC) to “order railroad carriers to increase the number of railroad
employees in areas of increased risk to the public, passengers,
railroad employees, or the environment, or on specific trains, routes,
or to switch assignments on their road with additional numbers of
crewmembers, and may direct the placement of additional crewmembers, if
it is determined that such an increase in staffing or the placement of
additional crewmembers is necessary to protect the safety, health, and
welfare of the public, passengers, or railroad employees, to prevent
harm to the environment or to address site specific safety or security
hazards.”

It has been a long journey, but Brother Allen said he and the members
of his Board became more determined to fight for passage of the
legislation each time the state legislature failed to act over the past
seven years. 

“Each year the stakes got higher,” he said. “It became imperative to
hold the carriers accountable as they relentlessly turned a blind eye
to safety. As we experienced year after year, their greed for higher
profits became more and more insatiable to the point of compromising
safety. It became abundantly clear that we had to make all aware of the
railroads’ disregard for safe train operations and the risks involved.”


Brother Allen said great effort was spent over the last seven years
building a coalition to support the two-person crew bill, which
included first responders, organized labor, environmentalists, and the
general public. In meeting with state legislators, Brother Allen would
explain how train crews work in concert with one another, with
available technologies, to anticipate problems and to prevent
derailments from happening. 

“Essentially, trains run through the communities in direct contact with
the public. Every effort must be made to ensure these communities are
not negatively impacted by the increased length of trains — up to two
miles or more in length — as we operate through their backyards.
Increased train length and over-reliance on technology senselessly
pushes the limits of safety, which endangers everyone and puts our
environment at risk. With additional eyes and personnel available, the
risk is reduced. The implementation of technology alone is not the
final answer or the ‘silver bullet’ fix to safety that railroad
lobbyists would have everyone believe. It is the trained professionals
in the cab — in concert with technology — who oversee and safeguard
safe railroad operating practices. It is up to locomotive engineers and
conductors to readily identify and correct problems — before they
occur.”

To counter Rail Labor’s efforts, the railroad lobbyists did everything
in their power to confuse legislators and stifle Rail Labor’s forward
progress. But the BLET and SMART-TD stayed the course to educate state
legislators about railroad safety. 

“For the railroad corporate lobbyists, it was all about delay... to
kick the can further down the road for another year, spending mass
amounts of capital to game the legislative process,” he said. “Despite
this fact, the game-changer was the joint actions performed daily, when
educating our decision makers in elected offices, about the duties
performed by train crew personnel. The legislators are voted into
office by the people, for the people, and they make decisions on behalf
of the people. We made sure their moral compasses were pointed in the
correct direction. And in a great bipartisan effort, our bill became
law, which is scheduled to take effect June 11, 2020.”

Washington becomes the most recent state to enact a two-person crew
bill. In 2019, state governors in Illinois, Nevada and Colorado signed
two-person crew bills in an effort to make train operations in their
states as safe as possible.

“I wanted to thank Brother Shahraim C. Allen, the members of the
Washington State Legislative Board, and all of our Brothers and Sisters
throughout the great state of Washington for their collective efforts in
securing passage of this much-needed safety legislation,” BLET National
President Dennis R. Pierce said. “It is my hope that additional states
will follow in their footsteps.”

Wednesday, April 1, 2020
bentley@ble-t.org

Name: EXTRAEXTRA
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 1-10 years
Posted: 31 March 2020

TRAINMASTER POSER ALERT!!


EXTRA EXTRA READ THE POSERS POST!  Just another deflector trying to
change the subject with political post. CSX mole in place to deflect
what is going on in the field and on the property! Cant take the public
heat. 

QUESTION BROTHERS!!!!  Has any of the industries you are still
delivering too allowing you to go inside to talk to someone without
wiping down door handles or making you wear gloves to enter their
buildings? Are they coming out to talk to you about spots and staying 6
feet away.

Let the readers know what is happening out there. DO NOT LET THE
COMPANY MOLE POSERS DEFLECT AND KEEP YOU FROM BRINGING ON THE
FACTS!!!!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 31 March 2020

To just another employee : you can tell your a bernie sanders fan.... rr
is full of a bunch of candy pants just like u 2day.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 31 March 2020

Just Another Employee

You are correct

How is this unreasonable or asking to much?

If commerce has move. It’s in everyone’s best interest.

This shouldn’t even have to be thought about.

Name: Just another employee
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 31 March 2020

Apparently the CSX medical dept. is to busy denying medical excuses to
properly inform senior management what precautions they should be
taking. Or is senior management to busy hiding and not trusting the
fumigation done on the Jacksonville wolfslair. So I will gladly chime
in. 

Here’s what a RESPONSIBLE corporate citizen would do:

1. Every train arriving should  be met with a team in complete safety
gear, including oxygen masks.  The locomotives should be completely
sanitized. Wiped down. Sprayed. The crew should have their
temperature’s  checked. 

2. All crews arriving should be checked for Illinois as well. Including
temperatures taken. 

3. All crews returned home

4 all yard engines completely sanitized before and after each use. All
yard crew temperature’s checked. 

4. All transport vehicles equally cleaned. Drivers temperature taken. 

5. All crew rooms sanitized and limited number of personnel at all
times. 

6. All crew room stocked with germ killing sprays and hand sanitizer. 

When your workers travel the likelihood of spreading and harming the
general population is increased. You’re endangering your employees, “
whom you expect to work” as well as the communities train crews visit.
Be responsible for ONCE. Or will you be found lacking  AGAIN!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 30 March 2020

Screw this piece of shit worthless union. Just a lot of babble all talk
no results. I will just be raped everyday by this company while my
union allows it. The same union that allowed the attendance policy in
the first place. The same union that has no power to do shit.

Name: HR 1748 Safe Freight act 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 30 March 2020

SOME HREAT NEWS FOR OUR BROTHERS AND SISTERS. 

What we always knew: Engineers and Trainmen are Essential to the
American Economy
By Dennis R. Pierce
BLET National President

(BLET Editor’s Note: The following message from BLET National President
Dennis R. Pierce has been excerpted from the February/March 2020 issue
of the Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen News. A copy of this statement
is available for download and print as a PDF.

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio, March 30 — Over the last month or so, lives have
been turned upside down for millions of Americans due to the spread of
the coronavirus (COVID-19). From work-at-home orders and
shelter-in-place directives … to the closing of schools, restaurants
and businesses … the work lives and home lives of growing numbers of
Americans have changed drastically. In ways seen and unseen, the spread
of this virus has affected us all.

Many American workers have seen their jobs vanish, but as with all
railroad workers, BLET members have seen their jobs become increasingly
more important to the nation. We move the products that power our nation
and the food that feeds our citizens. We play an integral role in our
nation’s economy, and without us, our nation would collapse. In many
ways, BLET members are the nation’s ultimate essential workers.

But then, engineers and trainmen already knew that. For well over a
century and half, they have labored in relative anonymity, operating
the nation’s freight and passenger trains at all hours in all
conditions. Their 24/7, 365 day a year jobs are what move the grain
that feeds the nation, the coal that powers our homes, the vehicles
American’s drive, and the products that stock the shelves of the stores
in our great nation.

It is unfortunate, however, that in many cases, certain of the nation’s
rail carriers still don’t seem to understand just how important their
employees are to our nation’s survival and recovery from the
coronavirus pandemic. While some rail carriers have made significant
strides in providing a safe and healthy workplace for Engineers and
Trainmen, others continue to ignore the concerns of their employees,
and their unions.

That’s why we have focused our Union’s efforts in recent weeks to
demand that the railroad industry provide a clean, safe and sanitized
workplace inside all crew rooms, in all locomotive cabs, and at all
layover facilities throughout the country. BLET’s General Chairmen
continue to meet with their respective rail carriers on an almost daily
basis in an effort to improve workplace conditions. BLET’s State
Legislative Board Chairmen continue to work with Government agencies to
ensure that the regulatory protective net is preserved.

All the while, it is the BLET rank-and-file membership and Local
Division Officers providing the detailed reports of both success
stories towards a safer workplace, as well as the cases of what can
only be called a blatant disregard for the health and safety of
railroad operating crews. Our common goal is to insist that the
nation’s railroads provide a safe workplace so that all hard-working
railroad employees can do their part to get America through this
national emergency. Unfortunately, there are more reports of outright
failures to provide a safe and sanitized workplace than there are
reports of that being accomplished.

For this reason, I have personally called several Class I CEOs in the
past two weeks to let them know where they must work to improve their
efforts. Although almost every Class I railroad has issued a policy
statement on shared workplace and locomotive cab cleanliness, we know
that in application those policies are failing far too often. Our
demands towards a clean and safe workplace are threefold.

First, the nation’s rail carriers must work harder to get the sick
employees out of the workplace so that those employees can start the
healing process without the threat of job loss hanging over their
heads. In the way of that shared goal are two decades of attendance
policies, now “institutionalized” into the railroads’ management style.
It is clear that all Americans, and all American corporations, must
evolve to survive the pandemic. But it has also become clear that many
railroads’ institutional distrust of their employees, as evidenced in
draconian attendance policies, is in the way of getting the sick
employees away from the workplace so that the healthy employees can
have some assurance that the workplace will not be where they get ill.
It appears that many of the nation’s freight carriers have spent so
much time chasing after the small number of employees who don’t work
enough by arbitrary carrier standards that they have forgotten how to
fairly treat the vast majority of their employees who are just here to
do their jobs. The nation is counting on this latter group, but
clinging to policies that prevent sick employees from taking time away
from work for fear of termination or financial harm is preventing what
should a shared goal of providing a safe and healthy workplace for the
healthy employees to do their jobs.

Second, the nation’s rail carriers must work harder to clean the
workplace once the sick employees have been given the time off that
they need, so that the nation’s hard-working “essential” engineers and
trainmen can come to work without fear of infection. That includes
cleaning all shared on-duty stations, but more importantly, includes
providing locomotive cabs, crew hauling vans, and hotels that have been
cleaned and sanitized. There is much work to do here, and our General
Chairmen are directly forwarding all failure reports to their
respective carriers on a daily basis.

Finally, the nation’s railroads must begin the process of properly
staffing the industry to meet the nation’s needs. In 2019, over 20,000
railroad workers were furloughed, and it is clear an industry running
this lean on employees does not have the flexibility to weather this
national emergency. Whether it be recalling shop craft employees to
sanitize locomotives, or recalling operating crews to backfill for
those sick employees who should be out of the workplace healing, the
railroads must get away from their Precision Scheduled Railroading job
cutting mindset if they expect to do their part to get our great nation
through this national emergency.

Having sent letters to the heads of the three railroad industry groups
(the National Railway Labor Conference, the American Short Line and
Regional Railroad Association, and the American Public Transportation
Association) as well as the Federal Railroad Administration on all of
these issues without noticeable nationwide improvement, I must now take
these issues directly to each and every railroad CEO, their respective
Boards of Directors, their shareholders, and the general public with
this message;

Enough with the vague policy talk about “relaxing” attendance policies
for those testing positive for COVID-19. Railroad employees are not
doctors, and they are not qualified to know if their symptoms are
related to the spread of the virus, related to influenza, or even a
common cold. If railroads are sincere in their advice that they want
sick employees out of the workplace, they must publicly state to their
employees that all illness-related absences will be excused during this
national emergency. Now is not the time to quibble over which illness it
is that made an employee sick, especially when even getting a COVID-19
test is virtually impossible in many parts of the country. “Sick is
sick,” and until the nation’s rail carriers fairly treat their sick
employees, they will continue to come to work, by coercion, eliminating
all hope that the healthy employees are being provided with a virus-free
workplace.

Railroads must also reconsider their refusals to provide additional
paid leave to sick employees so that they can afford to leave the
workplace when they are ill. Other transportation companies like J.B.
Hunt, whose containers are routinely hauled by the nation’s railroads,
have adopted additional paid leave policies for that very reason.
Target, one of nation’s largest retailers — where the same products
that railroads haul are sold to the public — has also adopted
additional paid leave policies for its sick employees. Invest in your
employees; get the sick people off the property without financial ruin
so that the healthy people can get our nation through the pandemic. 

The railroad industry must also redouble its efforts to provide all
operating crews with a clean and sanitized workplace. Redouble your
efforts to provide safe and sanitized transportation to and from
trains, as well as ensuring that the lodging facilities provided by
rail carriers have improved their sanitation. Requiring healthy crews
to board locomotive cabs that could have been occupied for 12 hours by
someone ill with COVID-19, with no tools to clean that cab, is
completely irresponsible. Requiring 4 or more crew members to share
transportation in a minivan is equally irresponsible, as is forcing
crew members to sit in their away from home terminals in questionable
hotels with no food available for way longer than their needed legal
rest. Conditions are so deplorable in some cases that we are
approaching the point of needing hazard pay for those who must work in
them.

Ignoring these issues has created a workplace environment that is
completely contrary to the carriers’ obligation to their employees’
health and safety. The nation’s rail carriers must take the actions
noted here immediately if they expect to meet the needs of our great
nation. The hard-working operating crew members and their unions stand
ready to do their part in that effort; it’s time for the railroads to
step up to the plate and do their part.

This is a difficult time, but I have never been more proud of our
membership and our Union. Our members are on the front lines, day in
and day out, to keep America stocked with the necessities of life.
Their dedication in the face of this rapidly changing situation can
only be described as heroic, and I am honored to serve as their
National President.

Monday, March 30, 2020
bentley@ble-t.org

Name: conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 30 March 2020

NEWS ALERT!!!

Got this info straight out of the mouth of a head car inspector/


If you get a knuckle on your train and they ask you what the percentage
of the break is,  IT IS NOT THE AMOUNT OF SILVER YOU SEE ON THE KNUCKLE.
IT IS THE AMOUNT OF THE BREAK. IF THE KNUCKLE IS COMPLETELY BROKEN IN
TWO THEN IT IS A 100% BREAK. IF THE KNUCKLE HAS A HALF BREAK THEN IT IS
50%.  

You can not tell the condition of a knuckle by the amount of new
knuckle(silver) that you see. A knuckle could leave the terminal with a
hairline crack and due to stress of the long and heavy trains, break in
route. They are and have been running trains out of the terminals with
hair line cracks. Talk to your Carmen. Find out the truth.  T&E are not
qualified to inspect and report and any percentages of break. All you
can do is look at the knuckle and guess by how much the knuckle is
actually broken. Most of the time they are broke into 2 pieces. That
makes it 100% broken.  This is why they want the knuckles or pictures
of them. If they try and hang the crew for the break it will have to be
from down loads and proof of mishandling the trains. Even then, the
knuckle could have been damaged before the train left the terminal. You
will not hear a thing about any broken knuckles or draw bars if the trip
optimizer is running.  If you feel excessive buff or slack before the
train is torn apart and TO is running it, tell the dispatcher over the
radio. Most crews are not able to tell them what throttle notch it was
running in because they do not have their eyes glued on what the TO is
doing. They have other things to watch, such as PTC, road crossings,
trespassers, blind curves, etc.... and the TO is supposed to know what
it is doing.  If you know for a fact that it mishandled the train
REPORT IT TO THE DISPATCHER AND SOMEONE NEEDS TO FILL OUT THE UTU SMART
UNION SAFETY FORM. THERE WAS A COPY OF THE INFO FOR THIS FORM POSTED ON
THIS SITE. COPY IT AND FAX IT IN IF YOU HAVENT SAVED IT TO YOUR
COMPUTER AT HOME FROM THEIR WEBSITE.

Name: HR 1748 Safe Freight act 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 30 March 2020

IF you have any PTC related issues these need to be reported to SMART
UTU. THis is for TWO person crew. 

https://smart-union.org/railroad-technology-event-report/

RAILROAD TECHNOLOGY EVENT REPORT
Fields marked with an * are required
POSITIVE TRAIN CONTROL (PTC) - TRIP OPTIMIZER / LEADER
To better understand and evaluate the use of certain technologies being
implemented by the Carrier, the Organization is seeking information
regarding their operation. In order for the Organization to formulate a
plan to protect our members, the general public, and ensure the safety
of the nation's infrastructure, we are asking members to provide
information when incidents or events occur regarding these
technologies.
This does not substitute for submitting an FRA or Carrier Incident
Report.
Date of incident: *

In what state did the event occur? *

Which railroad did the event occur on? *

Location of the event (Division/Subdivision/Yard/etc.): *

Locomotive initials and ID that had the incident: *

Type of event: *   
If a PTC-related event, which of the following occurred?

If the event was not listed in the selections above, please provide
details in the area below.

If an event involving EOT occurred, please provide details:

If EOT communication was lost, about how many times did a loss happen?

If EOT communication was lost, was the trip completed without EOT
communication?

If the EOT event was not described in the selections above, please
provide details in the space below:

Time of event (note a.m./p.m. or military time):

On-duty time (note a.m./p.m. or military time):

Off-duty milepost:

Off-duty date:

Off-duty time (note a.m./p.m. or military time):

What was the length of the train when the event happened?

Was the train a key train?

In the textbox below, please list any other details or facts that you
feel may be pertinent to our efforts and/or that were not addressed in
the questions above (optional).

Employee submitting:

Contact Number:

Email Address:

Local Number:

Craft (EN/CO/FO/SW/BK/etc.):

Date

Name: HR 1748 Safe Freight act 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 30 March 2020

1. Protect the TWO MAN CREW BILL (HR 1748 Safe Freight Act) It’s about
public safety and jobs. 
2. Go to SMART-UNION.org/td 
Click on the Red button support two person crews on the right side of
division home page. 
2.  Enter contact info ( this is needed to direct the email to your
member of congress. 
3. Click Send. The pre-drafted my essage will be sent directly to your
member of congress. 
4. This effects railroad retirement, retired railroaders, current
railroaders there’s even a spot for the general public to make there
voice be heard. Please take action there is 175,000 conductors and
59,000 engineers that need this support not to mention public safety at
risk. 
5. safety of the crews and the public must come first!


 You have all got this wrong when it come to 2 man crew verses one man
crew. The airlines have had autopilot for years but still have two and
3 people in the cockpit. If Boeing has taught us anything technology
fails. It’s all the workers do is worry about losing jobs.  Its common
sense thousands of railroad workers will lose their jobs if all the
railroads are allowed to go to 1 man crews. That's an issue you need
to take up with Politicians !  They claims they are creating jobs then
let him do something
about people keeping the ones they have!
This is about safety. This is about saving lives. Not just crew lives
but the American people as well. Don’t forget about the rule-making
process that was invoked by then-FRA Administrator Joseph C. Szabo
after an unattended 74-car freight train carrying crude oil ran
downhill and crashed in the Canadian town of Lac-Mégantic, killing 49
people in 2013 that had just one man on the train! Hunter Harrison said
on the record those extra set of eyes in the cab are valuable. PTC will
not detect track issues or mechanical issues like bad order cars or
prevent crossing accidents. Our rules change daily so if an engineer or
conductor takes a day off or vacation who will job brief with each other
on any newly updated rules that change. How about filling out an EC-1 as
the train moves along the tracks or stop and flag a railroad crossing
when they have an activation failure with the public crossing gates. We
are suppose to job brief to make smart decisions taking the safer
course. So if engineers are busy pushing buttons on a screen and
reading train orders his eyes are in the cab. If they remove the
conductor, it would be counterintuitive. So in my opinion one safety
system cancels out the other. Now with ptc and full crew in the cab
increases the safety of of train movement. Just plain old common
sense.
Railroads preach safety every single day.
Its in their rule books and in their advertising. Its 24 hour a day
safety...safety....safety. Well let them put their money where their
mouths are. Pay for safety. Keep 2 men in the cab.
Just like GM shutting down 5 plants putting 15,000 people out of work
and pay there CEO 22 million. CSX on the other hand lost 41% of the
business once Hunter Harrison took over cutting out almost half the
work force from 27,893 people down to 15,362 people system wide and
they paid him 385 million only to pass away 8 months later!
With everything going automated from self check out lanes to
manufacturing does anyone profit except share holders and CEOs!!!! The
public has no idea what we deal with. Tell your neighbors about how
many cars we hit and people are killed every year when they are hit by
trains. Explain to them how the engineer is in the cab calling the
dispatcher and getting 911 called. He is taking care of anything that
may be wrong with the locomotive. He stays with the train. Tell them
how the conductor gets down and rushes to the vehicle to see if he can
possibly save a life. Maybe a baby is in the car and needs to be
helped
or maybe the parents can be removed and need CPR. Maybe he can comfort
someone who is dying or in shock or screaming because they are
severely
injured . Tell them about how we hit live stock and large deer. Tell
them how people love to put junk on the tracks. Shopping carts,
bicycles, steel barrows, wheelchairs and even abandoned cars. A two
person crew saved a child’s life wondering around on the tracks in
Minnesota near midnight Saturday, Feb. 1,  2020. PTC didn’t help them.
Tell them about how many trees we hit a year and do extensive damage to
the
locomotive. The engineer stays with the locomotives and assess the
damage and does what is necessary to radio dispatchers for help while
the conductors gets down and removes debris and check the rest of the
train for any damage or signs of derailment. Tell them about the
territory that is in the middle of TIM BUCK TWO!  The places where no
one can get to you fast unless you have a helicopter. How will they go
bathroom now without two people to keep the train going down the tracks
unless they have to stop not blocking crossings or take lunch. Tell them
how radios don't always work in remote locations. Telemetry drops out
and communication is lost. How many times does a conductor have to go
back
and trouble shoot another locomotive after alarms are going off. The
engineer
keeps the train rolling the best he can while the conductor checks the
computers and checks to see if it is loading, traction motor faults or
any other issue that may arise. Tell them about the blind curves that
only one crew member can see around when your approaching
public crossings or trees that block signals so that only one crew
member can see them until you get the train right on top of them. Tell
them about wash outs from floods, and heat warped rail and fog so thick
you cant see a foot in front of you. SO WHAT IF YOU GOT PTC!!  PTC does
not tell you if a car in stopped on the tracks or a tree is across it
or a person is walking in the tracks or there is 5 inches of water over
the rail! Tell them how crew members have been attacked and some have
even been killed by gang thugs and trespassers. A single man has no
chance in  these situations. It is better to have someone else with you
to keep watch when working in bad areas and ghetto rail yards. The list
goes on and on. Tell them how the company took away the right of the
crew members to take a power nap. One crew member is supposed to call
stopped every 15 minutes while they are waiting on line of road. As
long as someone is awake and doing this and paying attention there is
no reason on god green earth while a tired crew member cant take a 20
minute power nap. Tell them how crews are run into the ground and some
are called out every 10 hours around the clock. They work all hours of
the day and night and most have no weekends off. The company wont even
let them have a power nap. What is going to happen when there is only 1
man on the train by himself and he is just plain worn out or is sick and
afraid to take a day off because of the companies new attendance policy
which is just absolutely insane. People come to work sick all the time.
Vomiting, diarrhea, fevers and the flu doesn't stop them because they
are in fear of losing their jobs. How is a sick man who is all by
himself going to be able to make a full run safely and without risking
his life or the publics when he doesn't have his other crew member to
help keep him alert. The engineer has many roles and duties as well as
the conductor. There are times when something happens that it is a
must
for an engineer to be on board and ready to take instructions while the
conductor handles the rest of the responsibilities.  There are so many
things that go into railroading and running trains that the public
doesn't know a thing about. 
THIS ONE MAN CREW IDEA IS THE MOST UNSAFE AND IRRESPONSIBLE IDEA that
has ever been brought forward in the history of the railroad
industry. 
And for what? To save a dollar. To line someone's pockets. To make
someone rich. Who care who gets killed. If you think crossings are
blocked now imagine if there was only one man and had to wait on
someone to cut a crossing!Who care about the destruction to family
lives. I don't know about you but I sure do and so should every person
in America!
Also if you haven’t seen it check out these two YouTube videos. 

https://youtu.be/atfY4tiyMz8

https://youtu.be/PoJ1MYWsJ5Q

Name: HR 1748 Safe Freight act. 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 30 March 2020

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee signed into law H.B. 1841, a two-person crew
bill that was championed in various forms for seven years by SMART-TD
Washington State Legislative Director Herb Krohn and the other members
of the state’s legislative board.

Affectionately known as a “zombie” bill — H.B. 1841 had been buried and
put on hold numerous times by legislators but kept coming back in the
face of carrier opposition — it became the law of the land March 27.


Krohn

“We were able to finally prevail by building a cohesive coalition of
supporters including police and fire departments, environmental
organizations, other labor unions, and interested community
organizations to advance this bill across the finish line,” Krohn said.
“We not only finally prevailed in our statehouse, we’ve successfully
passed the STRONGEST state train crewing law in the entire nation!”

As written, the bill allows the Utilities and Transportation Commission
(UTC) to “order railroad carriers to increase the number of railroad
employees in areas of increased risk to the public, passengers,
railroad employees, or the environment, or on specific trains, routes,
or to switch assignments on their road with additional numbers of
crewmembers, and may direct the placement of additional crewmembers, if
it is determined that such an increase in staffing or the placement of
additional crewmembers is necessary to protect the safety, health, and
welfare of the public, passengers, or railroad employees, to prevent
harm to the environment or to address site specific safety or security
hazards.”

The bill survived a last-ditch effort by Senate Minority Leader Mark
Schoesler on March 6 to quash it before it passed through the state
Senate by a 34-15 vote.

Schoesler, a Republican, attempted to adjourn the legislative session
rather than have the bill come up to a vote five minutes before the
close of the legislative session, Krohn said.

“Schoesler attempted to shut down the Washington State Senate rather
than allow our crewing bill to come to the floor for consideration and
a vote,” Krohn said. “It’s an example of just how far the rail carriers
and their allies are willing to go to kill off our safe train crewing
bill as well as any other railroad safety legislation they oppose!”

That motion to adjourn was defeated by a party-line vote, and the bill
subsequently was heard and voted upon.

Five Republicans and a Democrat who caucuses with them voted with every
Senate Democrat in favor of the bill. The 15 senators who voted against
H.B. 1841 were all Republican.

Krohn said the law is scheduled to take effect Thursday, June 11, 2020,
and restores minimum freight crew legislation in the state that had been
removed from the books in 1966 thanks to carrier lobbying efforts.

At the federal level, Washington state is a party along with three
other states and rail labor unions in the U.S. Court of Appeals Ninth
Circuit lawsuit against the Federal Railroad Administration’s (FRA)
attempt to prevent states from passing laws mandating train crew size.

A hearing in the case is likely to be held in late summer or fall.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 30 March 2020

BigBaller:

This whole place is a lie and a fraud!!         Over this shit and this
place!!!

Name: Bigballer
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 30 March 2020

I see that csx is lying to the media about the virus acting like they
are routine cleaning an handing out cleaning supplies guess maybe in
the office downtown but surely not the slave labor in the fields barely
get water to drink definitely no cleaning supplies or just a can of
lysol for these mobile toilet go to work is what ur told get sick get
points ,get fired,or die that's ur options grunts...

Name: liable
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 30 March 2020

Isn't the railroad's responsibility to provide a safe work place?

If we are made to work in this unhealthy environment.  They have to
sanitize the locomotive's cabs, vans and hotels. 

If several employees from a railroad contract the virus.  The railroad
would be liable under FElA.

You can count on me.  If I get a sniffle.  I will be contacting a FELA
lawyer ASAP.


CSX and BoyCunt can KISS my big white ASS

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 29 March 2020

Right now CSX is showing its true colors.  They are doing NOTHING to
protect crews.  They could care less if you die!

If you walk into a terminal, you aren't seeing gloves, sprays,
protective wipes for Covid-19.  Some terminals are handing out oil
wipes and sprays that do NOTHING to protect crews from catching the
virus.

As usual management and corporate greed only care about themselves.  A
billion dollar cheapskate railroad.  Years from now, we will all have
stories to tell about the pathetic practices of CSX.

Jamie Boy/chic, was this another one of your brilliant ideas to save
money?

CSX STILL SUCKS!

Name: Ryan vanblumpkin
E-mail: Uguysrfucked.net
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 29 March 2020

Listen here dipshits..more cuts are coming  ..394 293 214 110 are all
coming off..u shit for brains tards have to fend for yourselves...you
will not be laid off but forced to retention board...1200 a month and u
better protect weekends and thirds... railroad unemployment 350 a week
and Trump's 600 a week are all a wet dream for you folks..just
remember to keep taking the  dick and eating shit .. eventually ul love
it...until next time ..... vanblumpkin rules..peace out hoes

Name: Tip
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 29 March 2020

Our Train Inspection Portal is a bright spot in these trying times. The
cameras and computer algorithms are working Great at catching missing
bolts,open box car doors,and open hatches underneath rail cars.It
really has and advantage at spotting defects on top and underneath rail
cars that are hard for the Human eye to see.

Name: Jax
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years
Posted: 28 March 2020

I almost forgot... OEM (I think) is the code for flu/Covid-19.....
Either medical/callers marks them off that.  It is not known if they
have the virus.  Only medical/employees know that. Crew callers do
not.

They have to be approved my med to come back.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 28 March 2020

Hey Cornelius:

I’m glad I work for an employer who has left me hi and dry without a
job,   And trying to blame it on a pandemic,       We all know what’s
gonna happen next,      They are gonna cry poor mouth to the feds and
ask for a handout!!        I will make damn sure this place doesn’t get
a damn dime,      What they are doing to employees is downright right
Cruel!!!!    And I’m sure you are involved!!!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 28 March 2020

Name: Cornelius 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 1-10 years
Posted: 28 March 2020

After reading your poorly written post full of errors, it's no wonder
CSX sucks....with people like you in corporate it's shocking they
haven't gone bankrupt.

Name: Cornelius 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 1-10 years
Posted: 28 March 2020

Calm Down. It's not the end of the world..yet. Use your gloves, keep
them on.use your dust mask, keep it on. Wipe down all surfaces you come
into contact with including radio often. When lodging at motel, ask for
clean sheets and towels, if there not up to your standards. Come into
work with Safety, and Productivity at the top of your list. Be Grateful
You have a well paying job that takes care of You and your Family and
keeps America Moving.

Name: BillDeduall
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 28 March 2020

If you're already living with health issues.  Add that to the unhealthy
lifestyle of a T&E.  Now take the Chinese Virus in addition to the
filthy conditions of locomotives, crew rooms, wagons and motels.

There will not be enough of us left to operate two man crews.
This is playing right into those no good SOB's hands.

Name: Friend
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 1-10 years
Posted: 28 March 2020

Loco 10-20
  
Your just a low life. Nasty mouthed low life. What a waste of good air
and space. Everyone knows your just a company mole who is trying to
distract.  How much is Csx paying you to deflect and bait. We all know
your job is to distract when people post the truth or anything that
will hurt their credibility. Anything that could hurt their public
image.  Suppress the truth. Go back under your rock loser!  The truth
will not be silenced. Just crawl away loser mole.

KEEP THE TRUTH COMING RAILROADERS. YOU ARE FINALLY BEING RECOGNIZED FOR
YOUR CONTRIBUTIONS TO THIS COUNTRY. YOUR IMPORTANCE IS FINALLY BEING
SEEN. NOW IS THE TIME TO BE HEARD!!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 28 March 2020

working with someone for over 12 hours on a train or riding in a wagon
with 2 other people.  sitting in a motel 

WE AR SCREWED  most RRers will catch coronavirus.

All you fat boys are doubled screwed
All you vaping little girls are tripled screwed
vaping fat boys better write a will out

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 27 March 2020

CSX Clean The Locomotives!  Clean the vans! Clean The Hotels!

IT's an outrage we have to work everyday in an unclean environment.
Especially with this killer virus going around.
Upper management is to blame for any RailRoader who loses their life.
That contracted this virus at work

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 27 March 2020

Tpdd Novak I know a lot of cut back engineers that are working as
conductors rights with more than ten year service. If they get rid of
the conductors and these cut back engineers have to get in the seat to
maintain a job guess what they are going to do, bump your ass. They
will come from everywhere and ten years service will not be enough to
hold a job at CSX. So be very careful what you ask for wishing for bad
shit to happen to other people usually has a way of back firing on you.
Engineers have a wide ranger of seniority more than conductors do.

Name: Family
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 1-10 years
Posted: 27 March 2020

WARNING!!!


I am just shocked at what I just found out about the lodging for the
crews going to Willard or coming out of Avon. The new hotel is
apparently old, 20 year old nasty carpet, old dirty blankets, worn out
mattresses and guess what....It's supposed to be 50% owned by CSX!

Does anyone know if it is true that CSX owns part of the hotel?

I remember stories about lodging the rail roaders had to stay in before
that the company owned and how nasty it was. I hope this doesn't turn
into a repeat of the past! 
Please, please don't let this happen to you!  Take pictures. You can
call the health department. You don't have to go through the company
on this. You have rights by law to protect your health. This isn't the
first time the company has done this to railroaders. They did this to
them years ago in Chicago and the health department got involved after
someone blew the whistle on it.  Don't put your health in jeopardy!

Name: tpdd novack
E-mail: dddd@bbb
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 27 March 2020

bring on the one man crew  conductors are all covid 19 carriers  sleep 
and only wake up when they fart  by by brakee

Name: LOCO
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 27 March 2020

FRA WAIVER????


LOCO!  What do you mean there are changes on the brake testing rule do
to the corona virus.  I asked my LC and he said he didn't hear
anything on that. So my LC hasn't been told??  Where did you hear
this. 
What does a manpower shortage or the coronavirus have to do with the
safety of the trains out there. What the hell does it have to do with
keeping the public safe and moving the freight safely. This pandemic
does not have anything to do with what is right and keeping the
American people safe from shoddy break test. What about key trains that
are loaded down with dangerous poisonous chemicals. How about crude oil
trains??  Now all the sudden it isn't as important to make sure the
brake test are done properly?
ARE YOU FRICKIN KIDDING ME!   This railroad and the FRA are wack if
they think that brake test should be lax and corners should be cut.
They better hope shit doesn't hit the fan and a train derails from
faulty braking capabilities. I will be the first to stand behind the
mayor or the town and be a witness to the shit that happens out here.

Oh, and by the way, is any one reporting the PTC AND TO problems that
are going down the last 2 weeks?  PTC changing information on the
motors. Causing a connection issue with the TO.. The SMART UTU has a
form on line to fill out and report all issues with the PTC, TO and
EOT! Start using it. Fill it out.  People, you got more to worry about
than just this virus.

Name: J
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years
Posted: 27 March 2020

Thank you to all real RRers.    Every time you take a call an go to work
you are placing you and your loved ones in grave danger.  When you sit
in that locomotive cab with your co worker. You place yourself and 
loved ones in grave danger.  When you lie in that nasty hotel in
another state you place yourself and your loved ones in grave danger.  
 CSX is not cleaning the crew rooms or the cabs of these nasty
locomotives.   We all know those nasty hotels aren’t even changing the
bed linens.    Godspeed

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 26 March 2020

We are having to shelter in place .  I guess I can’t go to work  with
this order in our city /county . What will the company  say , will I
get points . I’m scared either way ! Stay at home get fired go to work
get virus !!!!!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 26 March 2020

What a bunch of Babbeling Bullshit,      Lets keep telling lies and get
away with it!!

Laying people off left and right,    And you expect us to come back and
do this company favors!!!

I’m glad you high ups don’t have to worry about feeding your families
or paying your bills!    
 F**k this place!!!!

“I want you to know that the leadership team will do whatever possible
to keep our people employed as the full impact of the pandemic and
global economic uncertainty becomes better known. We are operationally
and financially strong and therefore well prepared to endure. This
strength is the direct result of the incredible work that all of you
have done over the past three years to transform the company.”

Name: Friend
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 25 March 2020

One man crews isn’t going to matter.   My fellow RRers you best take
care of yourselves and your families.    I work with some good men but
most are unhealthy.  I am afraid the odds are against them.   It would
be some best interest to retire if at all possible.

Name: ebenezzer harrison
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 25 March 2020

forget getting sick, people. we need all hands on deck to haul the
toilet paper, bleach and wipes to the fighting lines at wally world and
amazon. we are at war with the covid-19 crisis. every hand is important
in this fight. both hands not one. your superiors can wait for your
hand relief during lunch breaks only.eat with one hand while using the
other to relieve your superior being. take your mucinex, sudafed and
imodium and get your ass in here when called to haul a load. hos death
will soon follow, you can sleep when you piss only, about 1 minute
sleep.gotta go,go,go boys and girls. every asshole in america needs the
charmin you haul in the highball warp speed.wally world and amazon must
be supplied to fight this war. so, get 'em tigers. fight on to VICTORY
!!!!!

Name: Wondering 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 25 March 2020

How are the negotiations going with the BLET/UTU and company? Any
insight on with we should see something?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 25 March 2020

We’re not gone get a check but somebody on total govt assistance is
getting more money and more stamps . Is this correct or not ?

Name: Rest abuse
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 1-10 years
Posted: 25 March 2020

Brothers 
The FRA NOR THE UNION'S have agreed to change our agreed HOS! IT was
rumored they were going to go back to the old 6 for 8 or 10 for 12.
There was no mention of taking away the 6 and 7 starts rest period.  It
is being reported that crew management is blowing the phones up of crew
members who are off on mandatory rest periods after getting 6 and 7
starts. They are being called after they have been rested 10 hours.If
this happens to you contact your LC AND YOUR GC OFFICE. NOTIFY THE FRA
HOS OFFICE. DOCUMENT EACH TIME THEY CALL. IF YOU ANSWER THE PHONE BY
ACCIDENT WHILE THEY ARE RUNNING ROSTER CALLS DEMAND THEY RESTART YOUR
MANDATORY REST HOURS. IF THEY CONTINUE TO CALL YOU FILE ETHICS CHARGES
AS WELL. CREWS ARE BEING RUN RAGGED AND REST IS DETRIMENTAL  FOR HEALTH
AND SAFETY REASONS.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 20-30 years
Posted: 24 March 2020

I sit right in front of a bunch of callers... Didn't hear anything
today about t&e off by Corona but wasn't really paying attention.

Will update if I hear anything.

Name: Truth
E-mail: 
Employed as: Yard Master, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 24 March 2020

Fact is telling the truth. That janitor got promoted and fucked
everything up. He’s a laughing joke with the crews. He thinks that he
is going places. One of the biggest fuck ups that I’ve seen in a long
time. He’s disposable like the rest of us.

Name: Fact
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years
Posted: 24 March 2020

Trainmasters are the bottom of the shit stick. We experiment with
promoting them from the field. We’ve promoted Yardmaster’s, Clerks, a
janitor, a manager from McDonald’s (Managed McDonald’s one week and out
here as manager within 5 weeks). We don’t care who we hire as managers
as longs as they can take orders.

Name: cokkinwood
E-mail: 2@9999 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 24 March 2020

todd novack where is he working

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 23 March 2020

martin white is your typical trainmaster thinkin heis gonna be the next
ceo in 10 years.
tries to climb the ladder at every chance but his weakness is his own
mouth he talks too much and has short man syndrome.
he likes to be the only black dude at the party figure it out. a yes
man for the company that tries to be a big man in front of workers but
reality he is 5 ft 3 cornball. he married a van driver sent her to
school and she dropped out let that tell you all

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 23 March 2020

martin white is your typical trainmaster thinkin heis gonna be the next
ceo in 10 years.
tries to climb the ladder at every chance but his weakness is his own
mouth he talks too much and has short man syndrome.
he likes to be the only black dude at the party figure it out. a yes
man for the company that tries to be a big man in front of workers but
reality he is 5 ft 3 cornball. he married a van driver sent her to
school and she dropped out let that tell you all

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 23 March 2020

Anybody familiar with this Martin White fellow from Waycross?
Trainmaster / Assistant Superintendent now at Avon?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 23 March 2020

Go re read the policy, it says that it will use any available paid time
off.

Name: Not enough life boats
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 22 March 2020

https://youtu.be/gYywXhixVW0

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for 1-10 years
Posted: 22 March 2020

I can't get a Corona virus test, I heard ups is telling people if they
are feeling sick to stay at home. I wish CSX would change the
attendance policy.

Name: Hunter Harrison's Ghost
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years
Posted: 22 March 2020

Just move on labour units, you are not better than us. Single person
crews are inevitable.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 22 March 2020

To: Loco


I’m sure there is a reason trains are tied down everywhere,     I
already know what CSX is trying to do,     They are trying to paint a
picture so that they can put their hand out and get a bailout from the
federal government.       It’s unbelievable what they are doing but
best believe it’s the Truth!!!         This place is a FRAUD!!!

Name: Germaphobe
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 22 March 2020

Everyone! Listen up! Use clorox wipes, lysol. The hotel remotes, door
handles. At home too. This thing is for real. Kill the germs, they are
everywhere. CSX is doing their part, they supply us with alcohol
disinfecting wipes, lets do our part, use them! If you are sick, take
the points, stay home!

Name: HR 1748 Safe Freight act 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 21 March 2020

Dear Brothers and Sisters:

I would like to begin by recognizing those of you who, in the face of
this global COVID-19 pandemic, are continuing to serve the millions of
Americans who depend on us and the services we provide every day.

If not for our bus operators, passenger and transit workers, families
without alternate means of transportation might not have access to
basic necessities such as food, cleaning supplies and medical
attention, while essential staff in urban areas might not be able to
report to work. If not for our freight rail crews operating around the
clock, many of the vital goods and supplies our communities and
healthcare professionals so desperately need and depend on would arrive
late, or perhaps not at all.

It is impossible to overstate the fact that your dedication,
professionalism, and skills support the very backbone of our country
during this moment of crisis. Not only do we feel a duty to provide for
ourselves and our loved ones through this difficult and uncertain time,
but we are bound by our moral obligation to provide essential goods and
services that our nation must have to endure, and later recover, from
this ordeal.

Unfortunately, we have already received confirmed reports that some of
our members have tested positive for COVID-19. Our thoughts and prayers
are with those members, and their loved ones, who have either tested
positive or are in quarantine. If you or someone you know is having
difficulty dealing with the stress or anxiety brought on by this virus,
we want you to know that Optum has established a no-cost, 24/7,
emotional support help line at 1-866-342-6892. Please share this
information accordingly.

It is unconscionable that in the wake of a national emergency, some of
our carriers have refused to suspend draconian attendance policies that
compel us to report for duty when we, or members of our household, are
symptomatic. Many of those same carriers are neglecting to provide the
proper cleaning supplies, personal protective equipment, and workplace
sterilization that would undoubtedly save lives. Their actions, or lack
thereof, are reminiscent of the railroad companies’ safety policies of
more than a century ago, where they viewed such matters as the workers’
responsibility to fend for themselves, and they made the bare minimum
effort by issuing stern, authoritarian warnings. We firmly believe
history will not look kindly on these carriers. The good news is a few
carriers are actually leading the way and setting the bar at
“unbelievable levels,” as reported by Long Island Railroad General
Chairperson Anthony Simon. We hope others will soon follow.

As a result of the above, and as you can see in links to correspondence
provided below, we have turned to our lawmakers and regulatory agencies
with authority to mandate the workplace protections we so desperately
expect and deserve. In his letter dated March 11, 2020, Ronald Batory,
Administrator of the Federal Railroad Administration, claims that, “FRA
has been monitoring this issue closely and confers regularly on its
impacts with railroad service providers….” [emphasis added]. Further,
Mr. Batory advised that… “[t]he Administration has taken a
whole-of-government approach which has paved the way for a
whole-of-America response….” If you find this response as abhorrent as
we do, then perhaps you may join us in seeking further clarification
from Mr. Batory by calling his office at (202) 493-6014.

On March 18, 2020, we made similar demands on behalf of our bus members
in a letter addressed to Raymond P. Martinez, Administrator of the
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. While we have yet to
receive a response from Mr. Martinez, it may help if we call his office
at (202) 366-4000 and voice our concerns.

Our National Legislative Department, in conjunction with the
Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO and other rail labor
Organizations, have been on Capitol Hill relentlessly demanding many of
these same protections. Through this conduit, we are doing everything we
can to ensure that Congress will not overlook the rail industry and its
employees when legislation is introduced to provide relief to those
affected by COVID-19. Likewise, our General Committees of Adjustment
and State Legislative Boards have been working tirelessly to apply
similar pressure to individual carriers, state and local lawmakers, and
regulatory agencies.

To assist our Legislative Department and General Committees in their
efforts, we strongly encourage you to reach out to your
representatives. It is more important than ever to draw their attention
to the fact that our employers and policymakers are relinquishing their
duties to act as responsible corporate citizens and government
agencies. If you are not already aware, you may find your
representatives’ contact information by simply entering your address
and zip code in the “Find Your Elected Officials” field at the bottom
of the following webpage:

https://www.congressweb.com/SMART_Transportation/takeaction/#

In addition to the above efforts, we have participated in numerous
conference calls and meetings to directly address and escalate these
matters with members of management, Congress, and regulatory
authorities. As you might imagine, the discourse in some of these
conversations would not be appropriate for sharing verbatim.
Nonetheless, you should rest assured they know exactly where we stand,
and what we expect.

Now more than ever, I am honored and humbled to serve as your
President. I have an immense sense of pride and respect for all of you
who continue to place yourselves in harm’s way, doing what many are not
capable of doing. Please accept this letter as my personal commitment
that your union will not cease or slow its efforts until we procure the
workplace safety and security we deserve.

As things develop, we will be posting updates to our website and social
media pages, and sending email communications directly to those of you
who subscribe.

With optimism that our collective perseverance and courage will guide
us through this trying time, and with my sincerest gratitude for your
continued support, I remain

Fraternally yours,

 The safe freight act   Stay strong stay healthy keep the two person
crew alive and going

Name: Union
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 21 March 2020

We are the union! 
Instead of posting here go tell your local chairmen how he can do
better!

Union is not other people. Look in the mirror. That is your union! A
union is-

workers formed for the purpose of advancing its members' interests in
respect to wages, benefits, and working conditions

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 21 March 2020

New Orleans public belt railroad really. You definitely proved me wrong.
I mean if that big railroad asks for it they will get it. Give me a
break. This union sucks ass so bad I’m almost pulling for the company
that’s how worthless I think the union is and the local guys who
represent us. All you have to do to be qualified to be a union rep is
be able to say. Put a claim in and that’s it your qualified.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 21 March 2020

Some Railroads have already requested this! You can comment on the
requests! 

Here is one request asking for, no eot, no hours of service, no drug
test, and no certification! 

Do some research before you start calling others idiots and claiming we
give the company a reason to abuse us!


From: Jeremy Bush [mailto:Jeremy.Bush@railnola.com]
Sent: Friday, March 20, 2020 10:38 AM
To: Web Inquiries (FRA) <Web@dot.gov>
Cc: M. D. (Mike) Stolzman <Mike.Stolzman@railnola.com>; Bobby Franklin
<bfranklin@nopb.com>
Subject: Application of Regulation Relief
To whom it may concern,
 In response to the Emergency Relief Docket activated by the FRA, the
New Orleans Public
Belt Railroad would like to apply for relief from the following FRA
regulations:
Random Drug and Alcohol Testing
This relief would limit exposure between employees and health care
workers.
EOT Requirements
We would still provide a flag or flashing light for the rear of each of
our trains.
In anticipation of potential personnel shortages, relief from the
following regulations would
allow the NOPB to direct its resources towards remaining fluid:
Efficiency Testing
Hours of Service Regulations for
Conductors
Engineers
Signal Contractors
Monthly Signal Testing
Weekly and Monthly Track Inspections
Locomotive Blue Card 92 & 184 Day Inspections
Class 1 Brake Testing Requirements
All of our trains will still receive Transfer Train Brake Tests
Locomotive Engineer & Conductor Certification Requirements
The NOPB would still only operate with personnel who have demonstrated
proficiency for the respective crafts. We are anticipating DMV closures
and do
not anticipate the ability to receive the hearing and vision testing
required to
maintain current certifications.
Jeremy Stewart Bush
Manager of Operating Practices
New Orleans Public Belt Railroad

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 30+ years
Posted: 21 March 2020

U.S. Department 1200 New Jersey Ave., S.E.
of Transportation Washington, DC 20590
Federal Railroad
Administration
NOTICE
FRA Administrator’s Declaration of Emergency Situation:
Novel Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19)
Pursuant to Title 49 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) § 211.45,
Federal Railroad
Administration Administrator Ronald L. Batory has determined that the
imminent threat and
exposure to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) poses a risk of
serious illness that
constitutes an “emergency situation” as related to railroad
operations.
In making this determination, the Administrator notes the President has
declared a national
emergency related to COVID-19 and the World Health Organization (WHO)
has made the
assessment of COVID-19 and it is now characterized as pandemic, which
can cause serious
illness to high risk populations. Governors of several States have
issued various Emergency
Declarations related to COVID-19 outbreaks. The Centers for Disease
Control and
Prevention (CDC) has reported more than 1,600 cases across forty-six
(46) States and the
number of cases of this respiratory illness is expected to increase.
Therefore, the Administrator has activated the Emergency Relief Docket
(FRA-2020-0002)
for Novel Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) as of March 13, 2020, and the
emergency relief
provisions of 49 CFR § 211.45 are in effect

Name: trucker
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 21 March 2020

Yes hos is suspended for trucks. The hours-of-service laws, which
mandate how many hours a truck driver may work and have been in place
for truck drivers since 1938, are suspended at a federal level for the
first time in history.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 21 March 2020

I monitor fra emergency relief docket. No hos change for t and e ....yet


Also we don't have time to clean our own engines. We are expected to
move within 30 minutes. 
 I do my job.
 I just want CSX to do what they say they are doing.






Federal Railroad Administration

1300 Now.cracy or SE Washington, DC 20500

March 19, 2020

Mr. Fred Mattison Amtrak System Road Foreman of Engines 1 High Speed
Way Wilmington, DE 19801

Re: Emergency Docket FRA-2020-0002

Dear Mr. Mattison:

This letter is in reference to Amtrak's petition dated March 16, 2020,
requesting temporary emergency relief from the requirements of Title 49
Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) sections 240.217(c)(1) and
242.201(c)1), Time limitations for making determinations, due to the
COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic.

On March 13. 2020. FRA Administrator Ronald L. Batory activated the
emergency relief docket (ERD) in response to the coronavirus pandemic
currently occurring throughout States. The Federal Railroad
Administration (FRA) Railroad Safety Board (Board) considered Amtrak's
request under the provisions of 49 CFR § 211.45, Petition for Emergency
Waivers of Safety Rules. A copy of Amtrak's petition is available for
review and comment in the ERD (Docket Number FRA-2020-0002), United

In support of its request, Amtrak stated the pandemic has either
overwhelmed or closed medical facilities that Amtrak utilizes for
employee physicals necessary for engineer and conductor certifications
under 49 CFR Parts 240 and 242, and as a result, Amtrak's employees
have experienced difficulty scheduling appointments as medical
emergencies are appropriately being prioritized. Amtrak also notes that
the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's recommendation for
social distancing." State governments ordering the cancellation of
large public gatherings, and the limiting of non-essential travel has
reduced the facilities Amtrak has available for recertification classes
and training.

On March 18, 2020, FRA Railroad Safety Board (the Board) considered
Amtrak's petition for emergency relief and all associated information.
The Board grants temporary relief from the 36-month certification period
of $$ 240.217(c)(1) and 242.201(c)(1) for any Amtrak locomotive engineer
or conductor currently certified under Part 240 or Part 242, as
applicable, whose certification becomes due and is unable, because of
the impact of the coronavirus, to complete all certification
requirements, subject to the following condition:

Amtrak must retain a continuously updated list of the certified
employees affected and each employee's certification record must be
marked to show that individual's compliance with this waiver.

The Board reserves the right to reopen any docket and reconsider any
decision made pursuant to these emergency procedures based upon its own
initiative or based upon information or comments otherwise received. See
49 CFR $ 211.45(j(1).

This emergency waiver expires 60 days from the date of this letter. FRA
reserves the right to amend or revoke this waiver upon receipt of
information pertaining to the safety of railroad operations, or in the
event of non-compliance with any condition of this waiver.

The point of contact for this action is Christian B. Holt, Stall
Director, Operating Practices Division. Mr. Holt can be reached at
2023660978 or at christian.holt@dot.gov. In any future correspondence
regarding this waiver, please refer to Docket Number FRA-2020-0002.

Sincerely,

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 21 March 2020

I haven't seen any petition yet for rail hos change but they did it
with trucks!











In an unprecedented move, the Trump administration suspended an
82-year-old road safety law for some truck drivers, showing how much
coronavirus is pressuring retailers and hospitals to maintain cleaning
and medical supplies

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 21 March 2020

You guys are so full of crap. Not one thing on here has come to pass.
This is the reason the company abuses us. That reason being that we as
a whole are a bunch of dumb assess. The crap the previous guy is
talking about that we are going to go back to 6 for 8 and stuff like
that.  Where are you getting that information from buddy. Your head
just made that shit up. Nothing on here is true. Except we are a bunch
of fools and this site proves it over and over again on a daily basis.
Also stop using the term brother when everyone in this union would cut
anyone’s throat because it’s all about the individual out here nothing
about brothers going on out here.

Name: HELP!!!!
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 21 March 2020

WARNING BROTHERS!!!!


The fRA is getting ready to throw us under the bus. Memos are
circulating that they will be pulling our hours of service laws to
handle the emergency orders that are creating shortages in shipments.
They want the railroads to have the ability to go back to the old rules
of 6/8 and force us to work out of our assigned work areas without union
compensation to move freight in areas with man power shortages.  I read
some of it. I suggest everyone read what the hell is happening. There
is no doubt that trump will back this decision and we will end up being
run into the ground and work in some of the worst safety conditions
ever. This isn't a joke. They are hammering out the details now. Auto
industries are supposed to start shutting down on Wednesdays per orders
set forth by the auto workers unions. This should slow down freight.
Other business that are not shipping should also slow down freight.
There is absolutely no way in hell the railroads should be allowed to
throw us back under their boots and abuse and work the living hell out
of us. Talk to your LC and find out how the unions plan on protecting
us. If trump makes this a national order we are all screwed and our
lives could be in serious danger.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 20 March 2020

FU Trainmaster,     Your precious drone will be shot down if I see it!! 
     And better yet try me face to face it will be all over for you!!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 20 March 2020

Social distancing will be achieved with one man crew ! Company will
listen to cdc on this one rule .  That is all !!!!!!!! Out

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 20 March 2020

Has anyone actually seen a sanitized locomotive? 

I haven't!

At CSX we put the shareholders before employee health and safety.

CDC guidelines are not possible in our occupation. 

Access to soap and water while you're on duty? HA!

Social distancing? Good luck.

Remember that when you get into a taxi cab with three or four other
men.

CSX we put the shareholders before employee health and safety!

The economy will not matter when you are dead. 


 Chinese researchers found that while the infection rate among men and
women is the same, the death rate among men is 2.8% compared with 1.7%
for women.

If you don't get sick you can transfer it.


The coronavirus driving the current pandemic can live on plastic and
stainless steel surfaces for up to three days, researchers say in a
study published as a letter to the editor in the New England Journal of
Medicine.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Engine repair, for 10-20 years
Posted: 20 March 2020

Where can the travel restriction exemption letter for CSX be located? I
have seen one from other railroads on social media and people claiming
to have theirs from CSX. Everyone will need one when state or federal
government issues a mandatory shelter in place, heaven forbid, martial
law is enforced. Thanks.

Name: Blacksmith
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 30+ years
Posted: 18 March 2020

Plenty of whiskey and beans boys. Plenty of whiskey and beans. Let's
have a two week whiskey and beans solidarity " blow out " ... who is
up too the task ?? I am.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 18 March 2020

This company is calling all former managers who completely left CSX and
asking them to return,        But yet we have guys who are
furloughed!!!!       Makes total sense!!!!!

Name: homer harrison trump the 3rd
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 18 March 2020

no need for toilet paper in the crew packs. brownose bob will lick you
clean everytime. easier on the tush and hemmoroids than ballast or
poison oak leaves.use brownose bob instead.

Name: Old head
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 17 March 2020

I have found in my experience if theres no crew packs or toilet paper
around, get on the ground and use ballast, it grips good just blow off
each rock before wiping. You can find some nice big green leaves for a
few finishing wipes if you feel like you need it. My hemrrhoids are
pretty bad from sitting on my ass all these years and even so ballast
works for me and it can work for you to.

Name: HR 1748 Safe Freight act 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 17 March 2020

1. Protect the TWO MAN CREW BILL (HR 1748 Safe Freight Act) It’s about
public safety and jobs. 
2. Go to SMART-UNION.org/td 
Click on the Red button support two person crews on the right side of
division home page. 
2.  Enter contact info ( this is needed to direct the email to your
member of congress. 
3. Click Send. The pre-drafted my essage will be sent directly to your
member of congress. 
4. This effects railroad retirement, retired railroaders, current
railroaders there’s even a spot for the general public to make there
voice be heard. Please take action there is 175,000 conductors and
59,000 engineers that need this support not to mention public safety at
risk. 
5. safety of the crews and the public must come first!


Two-person crew bill awaits Governor’s signature in Washington State
INDEPENDENCE, Ohio, March 17 — After more than seven years of hard word
by the BLET’s Washington State Legislative Board and their counterparts
within the SMART Transportation Division, a two-person crew bill has
passed both chambers of the state legislature in Washington. The bill
is currently on the desk of Governor Jay Inslee awaiting his signature.


According to BLET Washington State Legislative Board Chairman Shahraim
Allen, HB 1841 —Establishing Minimum Crews on Certain Trains — passed
out of the Washington State House on a Concurrence Vote (64 yea-33 nay)
on March 10, 2020. It was then signed by Madame Speaker Laurie Jinkins
on March 11, 2020, for its finalization in the House. In its final
review in the Senate, the additional signature of Lt. Governor /
President Cyrus Habib was added on March 12, 2020. 

“However, even at this endpoint the railroad lobbyists continue to make
attempts to stifle the progress of this much needed safety legislation,”
Brother Allen said. “Despite this fact, we are taking counter measures
to ensure once and for all that this bill makes it across the finish
line in the behalf of our membership. As Chairman of the BLET
Washington State Legislative Board, I remain resolute and resolved in
the successful outcome of our two-person crew bill. I would like to
thank all of the members within our great fraternal organization that
have been supportive in our Board’s efforts in establishing this much
needed legislation, which we have been in pursuit of for the last seven
years.”

There will be more information forthcoming upon the bill’s final
passage into law.

Name: Friend
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 16 March 2020

Are you saying employees are punished for being sick with a doctor's
note? I find that hard to believe.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 16 March 2020

CSX punished workers who are sick and do not still show up for work!
Bring a doctor's note doesn't really matter, you still will be
assessed points! That's the current attendance policy! Still no
change.

Name: Stinky
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 16 March 2020

Experts saying 1.7 million could die corona virus, maybe more! Two man
crew is the least of our worries! I couldnt find toilet paper in any of
the crew packs, some assholes are hording them, wiped my ass with
several plastic garbage bags it was a mess, alot of smearing, just
couldnt get any traction...

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 16 March 2020

Craft absenteeism/attendance and corrective action policies remain in
effect. 
If you feel sick, still show up for work. Bring a doctor's note
doesn't really matter, you still will be assessed points!

Name: HR 1748 Safe Freight act
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 16 March 2020

WHEN TWO MADE A DIFFERENCE …
PUBLISHED: MARCH 16, 2020
The incident last month in East St. Paul, Minn., where a two-person
crew alertly stopped their train and rescued a 5-year-old girl who was
wandering in the snow is just a single instance where having two on the
crew has made a difference to the public.

There are more instances out there that have not been told. As the
carriers continue to make their argument that the conductor role in the
cab is superfluous and replaceable by technology, we need to prove to
the public that this is simply not true.

If you are a railroader and you have a story to tell when having two on
the crew made a difference, we would like you to share it with us.

Please follow this link, fill out the form and help us prove that on
America’s rails we need to keep two on the crew.

https://smart-union.org/two-person-crew-report/

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for N/A
Posted: 15 March 2020

You dumbfukk you really think they could block a random user that isn’t
registered?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 14 March 2020

Wish I had sold my stock last month , this virus gone tank us all , see
y’all on the other side. Hope Trex don’t get tha virus , he knows too
much to go out Like that  , peace out my loyal brethren

Name: May I have another
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 14 March 2020

Yo yo yo my broedahs pece lovs n unty. Shizzle to da wiizle. Yo bird
Trex in da hous. He be sayen dat trainmasters be sucken. True dat Trex.
My brodahs yu be lettin the stressors be get yall triggard. I be takins
da pointz markins ofz. I cames downz wit da corana viruz da oda day.
Dranks nintene coronas ans sho de nuff feltin bad fo days. I be showns
all da symtems. Da blonds fro down da streets bene nursin me whiles her
mans gones outs of towns. Da bird Trex once agane wuld likes to remines
yuo to helps controlz da tranemastor poplumation plese hav yur
tranemastas spae an nuetored.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 10-20 years
Posted: 14 March 2020

I need some toilet paper , do any of y’all have some toilet paper from
China that came off dem trains y’all running . This is a stinky
situation we in here in tha south .  I got some corn cobs but trying to
save them for when it gets real bad .

Name: HR 1748 Safe Freight act 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 13 March 2020

Dear Brothers and Sisters:

As the COVID-19 continues to impact our country and its day-to-day
operations, I have received a number of inquiries concerning travel and
day-to-day business for union officers and staff.

I will simply state that at this time, it is my personal decision to
continue as normal with our mission to serve the membership. As a
leader I would never ask our members who are working on buses, trains,
and commuter operations every day to do something I would not do. I
know they are in harm’s way every day they go to work, with or without
COVID-19, and as long as they are there, I too will be traveling by all
means necessary to move us forward. This past week, I flew to the
AFL-CIO Transportation Trades Department executive council meetings and
the UTUIA Field Supervisor annual training class. Next week, I look
forward to traveling to Los Angeles to meet with many bus drivers and
SMART-TD officers. Until a government agency tells me I can no longer
travel, my schedule will not be altered.

In doing so, I will also be monitoring this situation and keeping
current with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
guidelines, while staying particularly mindful of the links provided
below my signature. If you are not already, I would encourage you to do
the same.

With that being said, should anyone have issues with having to travel
while serving in a union capacity due to personal health reasons or
fear of contamination of a family member, then I understand. That is
your personal decision to make, in conjunction with your doctor or
family members.

We will do our best to keep everyone apprised of any changes and we
will take every precaution necessary to keep everyone safe. Many
letters went out last week and early this week from my office
requesting advice for the safety of our members, and also demanding
relief from the draconian attendance policies currently in place. So
far, the FRA has been the only one to respond. It is sad, yet not
surprising, to see the FRA has responded in such a pathetic manner. It
is also disconcerting how the FAA stepped up and issued advisories to
airports, pilots, and flight attendants; yet the FRA relies on “having
no authority in this area” (via Frank Wilner of Railway Age) as their
excuse for inaction. We will continue to push all agencies to do
everything possible to protect our membership when on duty.

Fraternally yours,

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 13 March 2020

Craft absenteeism/attendance and corrective action policies remain in
effect.
   This means that an employee is sick with a doctor's note they will
be assessed two points, read the caps policy. It makes no difference
what sickness it is. You can have a fever. It doesn't matter. If it is
the flu , a cold, or covid-19.it's two Caps points! That is the policy!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 13 March 2020

I know that even if you have covid-19 and a doctor's note that you will
be assessed 2 caps points as per our attendance policy.

Name: HA! HA!
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 13 March 2020

WTH!

You people are the biggest morons I think I have encountered in all my
born days. CSX isn't going to stop buying fuel. They will do what they
always do. Cut freight and crews back when the market is stalling. They
have been doing this for the last 30 years. You have got to the most
ignorant people on the face of this earth. As for the virus, if your
doctor orders you to stay home and wait for test results it doesn't
matter if they come back negative or not. If CSX gives you attendance
points it is the same a discipline. Turn the info over to your county
and state health department. Call your local newspaper. Once the story
gets out the CSX is creating an environment of fear and intimidation
that you will be disciplined for doing as instructed by your physician
and not following the order of other state agencies they will take your
points back.
 You people just crack me up. Your too stupid to do your research or
ask questions. Talk to a damn lawyer. Use the press to your advantage.
Bad publicity is the worst thing in the world for any company.  You can
bet your bottom dollar CSX doesn't want it getting out that their
workers are coming to work possibly carrying the virus because they are
scared of discipline points.  Try asking your customers that you deliver
to how they feel about this!!!!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 13 March 2020

If you are still waiting for results of covid-19 test should you go to
work? If you miss work and if I
Test negative will I get more caps points?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 12 March 2020

Corporate Office:

How can you just stop buying fuel for Locomotives,      What are your
sources??

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for N/A
Posted: 12 March 2020

Expect yard shut downs and abolishments system-wide starting tonight.
CSX is no longer purchasing fuel in an attempt to cut losses. Expect
fewer locomotives on longer trains to cope with the steadily dropping
demand of cars. Good luck to all.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 12 March 2020

Again where is the union. Crickets!!!!

Name: Nurse
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 12 March 2020

Med. Notice!

Take any notice to your county health department. CSX can not violate
ANY STATE OR COUNTY ORDERS PUT OUT BY THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT. IF YOU ARE
REALLY SICK AND NOT PLAYING STUPID GAMES JUST TO TAKE A DAY OFF, YOU
HAVE GROUNDS TO SEEK OUT SIDE HELP FROM A LAWYER IF YOU ARE TOLD TO
STAY HOME AND YOU ARE ASSESED POINTS FOR STAYING HOME. THIS IS NOT A
JOKE. THIS WILL NOT END WELL FOR CSX! NOT ONE COUNTY WILL TOLERSTE ANY
EMPLOYER THAT DELIBERATELY CIRCULATES POLICIES THAT CAN CREATE
INTIMIDATING CIRCUMSTANCES TO KEEP EMPLOYEES AT WORK EVEN WHEN SICK!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Yard Master, for 1-10 years
Posted: 11 March 2020

So according to the CSX covid-19 policy you are still given points if
you stay home from work when you are not feeling well. Great! All my
sick co-workers have no reason to miss work when they are sick!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 11 March 2020

This postcard everyone has received in the mail "Culture Survey" is
just another big joke.  

Remember a few years back when CSX did this asking for eveyones opinion
on how we were being treated?  I remember those surveys being mailed
out, people were furious because we had been treated like shit.  

When the results came back, CSX claimed that eveyone was pretty much
happy with the way things were going.  What a fucking joke.

THE CSX ATTENDANCE POLICY SAYS IT ALL.

I suppose they will claim that everyone is happy with it too?

CSX SUCKS!

Name: HR 1748 Safe Freight act 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 11 March 2020

VIRGINIA MEMBERS: STATE TWO-PERSON CREW BILL HAS HEARING MONDAY IN THE
SENATE
PUBLISHED: FEBRUARY 15, 2020
Virginia State Legislative Director Ronnie Hobbs reports that H.B. 440,
the two-person freight crew bill that has passed the state House, is
scheduled for a hearing Monday, February 17, at the state Capitol.

“We’re asking all of our Virginia members and their families to spend
the day to get the word out,” Hobbs said. “Now is the time for us to
show our state senators the importance of this public safety matter.”

The bill passed the House of Delegates by a 61-37 vote in January and
there was a great show of support by SMART members and retirees. Hobbs
would like to see that duplicated Monday.

Contact Hobbs at rhobbs1313@gmail.com for more details on how to show
your support in the fight to keep two on the crew.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 11 March 2020

Got a postcard in the mail on 3/10 about a culture survey we can take on
the employee gateway because our voice is important. the post card says
the survey ends 3/6... Sounds about right.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 11 March 2020

Avon hump is NOT being permanently shut down. Due to capital improvement
projects Avon hump operations will be significantly reduced for a
predetermined amount of time as work is completed. Tracks in the bowl
will be re-tied and tamped with new life electrically  operated car
squeezers on most tracks. A covered shed will be placed on top of the
hill, and master + group retarders will be replaced. This will take
time and currently a production scope and timeline are being developed.

Due to the recent stock price and corona virus fears-the project is
being sped up. Transfer and state yards are being re-evaluated as
potential locations for flat switching. Most traffic will be re-routed
to other humps NOT Chicago as congestion does not allow for extra
trains.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 11 March 2020

Walmart enacts emergency leave policy for 1.4 million hourly workers.
Allows for 2 weeks paid time off for infection or quarantine. Apple to
give retail and hourly workers unlimited paid sick leave.MIT cancels
all in person classes.

AT CSX IF YOU ARE SICK WITH A DOCTORS NOTE YOU WILL be given CAPS
POINTS! They care more about money than the health of the work force.

I have a fever and a cough, but I have to show up at work.

Name: Jim foote
E-mail: Buyoutsinthemail.net
Employed as: Corporate office, for 1-10 years
Posted: 10 March 2020

We are exploring buyouts due to the reduction in crew size..you guys
deserve it.we feel a fair deal is 300$ for each year of seniority. Sent
to you in a lump some check..the employees that do not take the buy out
have the option of the retention board..825$ a half and 75 percent of
medical covered..the remaining employees can clean the skid marks on my
jockeys..


Until next time stay marked up no FMLA or Corona virus ..jf

Name: Bernie sanders
E-mail: Feeltheburn.net
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 10 March 2020

Don't worry about the job cuts you mongoloids ..college ..healthcare
will be free...you won't be able to afford if it keeps going like it
is..be greatful ...you can work your ass off in the future for pizza
and cheeseburger s ...socialism is choice ..peace my dudes


Bernie sanders

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 09 March 2020

There’s not going to be a buyout you stupid knuckle heads. They’re going
to furlough you if you don’t have seniority to hold what conductors jobs
are left . If your cutback to conductor you will be furloughed too.
They’re going to push hard for 1 man crew during this virus slow down .
When you’re needed back they’ll give you a 2 week notice to return to
work .

Name: Safe freight act HR 1748
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 09 March 2020

SMART Transportation Division Washington State Legislative Director Herb
Krohn reports that, despite a last-ditch effort by Senate Minority
Leader Mark Schoesler to quash it, the two-person freight crew
legislation bill passed through the state Senate by a 34-15 vote.

Schoesler, a Republican, attempted to adjourn the legislative session
rather than have the bill come up to a vote five minutes before the
close of the legislative session on Friday afternoon, Krohn said.

“Schoesler attempted to shut down the Washington State Senate rather
than allow our crewing bill to come to the floor for consideration and
a vote,” Krohn said. “It’s an example of just how far the rail carriers
and their allies are willing to go to kill off our safe train crewing
bill as well as any other railroad safety legislation they oppose!”

That motion to adjourn was defeated by a party-line vote, and the bill
subsequently was heard and voted upon early Friday evening.

Five Republicans and a Democrat who caucuses with them voted with every
Senate Democrat in favor of the bill. The 15 senators who voted against
H.B. 1841 were all Republican.

Krohn and the Washington State Legislative Board have been working for
seven years to get the two-person crew legislation passed. Krohn has
affectionately referred to H.B. 1841 as a “zombie” bill — it has been
buried and put on hold numerous times by legislators but keeps coming
back. It now enters the reconciliation phase because of differences in
language involving short-line carriers between the Senate and House
versions of the bill.

Krohn said the state House will consider amendments adopted by the
Senate, and if representative do not agree upon the Senate amendments,
a conference committee of two Democrats and one Republican from each
chamber of the Legislature will be assigned to attempt to work out
differences between the versions of this bill.

The deadline for the process is midnight March 12 — the last day of the
2020 legislative session. Once the reconciliation process is completed,
the bill will be sent to the desk of Gov. Jay Inslee.

“We may need to mobilize again to generate high levels of constituent
contacts with state legislators to get this bill across the finish
line,” Krohn said.

He urged members to be on the lookout for email blasts — contact him at
hskrohn55@hotmail.com — to add your name and stay up-to-date.

He thanked all TD members, their families and friends and all who
helped for their persistence in advocating for the legislation and
getting it closer to the governor’s desk.

“We wouldn’t be here without your support and willingness to take
action to help push our train crewing bill forward,” Krohn said.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 09 March 2020

What  if you have conductor seniority but are an engineer right now. Do
they buyout you also ?

Name: UTU/BLET
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 09 March 2020

All Brothers


If you have any failures with the PTC, TO or EOT/HOTD
there is a form that is on line from the Smart Union. You do not need
to be a member of the UTU to fill this form out. They want all events
out there and need you to report as many as you can. Do the right
thing. Take the time to report all failure events. You can book mark
the form to your favorites and submit it. Everyone needs to get on
board with this. The technology that is being used is not fail safe and
we all have been encountering loss of communication with the EOTD with
these long trains. The "TO" and "PTC" is far from fail safe. You
also need to let your LC know every single time a supervisor orders you
to do a job or take a trip that you do not feel qualified on or have
never been qualified and informs you that you can do it because you
have PTC!  Using PTC as an excuse to force employees to work in unsafe
conditions is a serious offense. PTC does not protect workers from
unsafe track conditions and is not a second set of eyes or ears. The
PTC program is being abused and misrepresented. REPORT ALL INCIDENTS!
Notify the FRA when these events occur.

Name: Alan
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 09 March 2020

Per what i got this morning. The UTU and CSX are close to have a
proposed agreement to send out to membership for ratification. Lots of
minor changes, but the big one is Crew consist.  Details to be worked
out on the exact amount, but there is gonna be a approximate 30K buyout
for all Conductors, Switch men, Foreman etc. with a extra 1K for every
year of service. Two years of protection for all existing workers with
a guarantee of NO cuts, furloughs for two years. After two years, CSX
has the right to start implementing 1 man trains on territories where
applicable.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 08 March 2020

Monetizing Hilal’s gains at Mantle Ridge could be harder than the
success at Pershing Square, however. For one thing, the fund is set up
as a special-purpose vehicle with private-equity-like terms. Mantle
Ridge’s investors all have different terms, but typically SPVs charge
between 10 and 30 percent above a hurdle. Mantle Ridge’s investors have
a five–year lockup, and Hilal won’t get paid until that time, at which
time his fund will sell its CSX stake.
April 2021

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 08 March 2020

His name is Paul Hilal,     He still holds a seat,     They have sold
off all shares except for about 5,000.      I hope they are gone at the
end of the month!!!!!   But who knows

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 07 March 2020

Many of you are cry babies.  Not qualified to wipe your own butt.  The
only reason you are crying about one man crews is the reality that many
of you will have to find a real job.  Always playing games.  Trying to
screw the company and each other.  It’s not a matter of if but when. 
The sorry union and many members sold us out a long time ago.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 06 March 2020

To: EX YM

Where is this happening at?

Name: EX YM
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 06 March 2020

Brothers

Got to love this.  The TM who now have to do all the YM work after they
gook our jobs away are crying like little boys.  Seems the TM are still
getting the old TM pay which pays less than the yardmasters were
getting. They think they are entitled to make the same pay. Well,
that's the difference between being a union employee and management.
Before you boys dog the shit out of the unions think about that one! 
Now lets see if they give those TM a raise. NOT! Best thing that
happened to me for the $$$$. Sucks not being in the office but the $$$
is better right now! Let them TM see how we took care of things.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 06 March 2020

Latest and greatest out of Huntington Heavy Repair:
The Contract Supervisors are so lazy now that the craftsmen have to
look at a TV screen to get their job assignments. So after the safety
briefing is read, everyone is up milling around the lunchroom trying to
find their name and job assignment.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Engine repair, for 10-20 years
Posted: 06 March 2020

I just took a big shit!!!! It took 3 flushes to get it to go down. I
feel 20 pounds lighter now.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 05 March 2020

Here is the union response to the company screwing us. Your ticket
didn’t get paid or they owe you a days pay. Put a claim in and in 8
months we will get it paid. That will show csx in 8 months they will
have to pay you the day they should have paid you in the first place.
No penalty just the money they owed you anyway. You have to be the
stupidest bunch of assholes to have these kind of system. I wish you
guys with the two man bill stuff would just stop please. The union is
the worst we have no leverage because the guys running are own union
are more corrupt then the company. Tell me besides the fact of benefits
and the fact that you have some kind of due process what do they really
do? I mean we surely pay the highest dues of any union. What do we get
for that? Nothing!! We lost our bonus after this last one. Did the
union fight for any back pay for the years that we didn’t get the whole
12 percent hell no. Always got a 2 hour call at the away from home
terminal now it’s show up on your rest. What does the union do not a
dam thing. Engineers get down and observe trains. Union response put in
some lame long ass claim. Screw you union.

Name: HR 1748 Safe freight act 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 05 March 2020

The Wyoming House of Representatives advanced legislation to the Senate
that would mandate crews of two persons or more on all class-one
freight trains in the state.

The vote Thursday is considered a significant win for labor on a topic
many consider to be a collective bargaining issue, The Casper
Star-Tribune reports.

The legislation would essentially take minimum sizes for train crews
off the table as firms like BNSF Railway Company and Union Pacific
Corporation negotiate with rail workers.

Democratic Rep. Stan Blake sponsored the measure that failed in past
legislative sessions, but experienced momentum this year with organized
labor support.

Union members testified a decrease to one-man crews could present
significant safety issues as railroads seek to increase automation and
the demands on workers continue to rise.

“Technology is great, we all want it,” Union Pacific union member Brett
Taylor said. “But it doesn’t always work, and it doesn’t stop the train
when someone is on the tracks.”

The rail industry has argued the bill would tie its hands in pursuing
technologies that could keep costs low and improve safety.

Pro-business groups including the Wyoming Business Alliance argued the
bill forces the Legislature to become involved in private business.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 04 March 2020

Y’all need to report this to the department of Labor,   Ethics and also
the Security and exchange commission for all of this fraudulent
behavior!      Also all CSX employees should be filing a class action
lawsuit for the things that are being done every day!!!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 30+ years
Posted: 04 March 2020

Blame it on LSD.. Bernie is still suffering the ill  effects of " The
summer of love " Sunshine ACID....It seems so clear to " him"...
boys and girls stay off the hard drugs... DONT BE LIKE BERNIE.

Name: Me Too
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 03 March 2020

Can I get a Hell Yea.. for...Bernie " the burn" Sanders !!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 03 March 2020

Love it how your savior trump is the one you guys wanted in office.
Hilarious a union with most of its members voting for the conservative
rich republican. Hey at least when you guys are jobless after the
company rapes you, at the very least you will have your guns. Blue
collar union guys voting so the rich can run this country. Who do you
think they are going to side with in the end. The company. We have the
highest dues but the worst shit union in all the land. Hey if you have
a problem don’t call your union guy I will give you the answer right
now and save you some time. Put a claim in, although you have been
raped put a claim in for it. That’s the answer to everything. What a
bunch of thieves we are represented by and work for. Hey but if you
don’t mark off in six months you get 10 points taken off. That’s the
policy our union thinks is acceptable.  I hate my union and my company
but I am trapped.

Name: HR 1748 Safe Freight act 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 02 March 2020

SMART Transportation Division Washington State Legislative Director Herb
Krohn reports that H.B. 1841, a bill mandating a minimum crew size of
two in the cab of freight trains in the state, has passed the state
Senate Rules Committee by an 11-4 vote.

It now moves on to full consideration by the state Senate.

Krohn urges members, their family and friends to reach out to their
state senators to tell them to support this important safety
legislation.

“We need to get the word out to all contacts in Washington State to
call their state senators and urge a yes vote,” he said.

Krohn encourages members and their families to leave a message at the
state legislative hotline — 1-800-562-6000 to offer your support for
H.B. 1841 or to visit leg.wa.gov to show your support and get the word
out.

“H.B. 1841 is likely to be brought to the Senate Floor for debate,
amendment, and votes sometime between Tuesday and Friday,” Krohn said.
“The next cut off deadline is Friday, March 6th. We expect additional
amendments, both friendly and hostile to be considered on the Senate
floor when the bill comes up for debate! The Senate is expected to be
in session lasting all day until very late at night throughout this
week!

“We must generate as many calls, contacts and emails to members of the
Washington State Senate as we possibly can,” he said. “While we have
considerably more forward momentum than ever in pushing the bill, we
cannot let up in our continuing unprecedented efforts to move our crew
size law across the finish line!”

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 02 March 2020

CSX Transportation Policy is to discipline employees by assessing caps
points if they miss work do to illness. Yet there is absolutely nothing
done to clean or disenfect the engine cabins or computer terminal
keyboards and mice that employees touch 24/7 when they perform
service...

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 02 March 2020

CSX Transportation Policy is to discipline employees by assessing caps
points if they miss work do to illness. Yet there is absolutely nothing
done to clean or disenfect the engine cabins or computer terminal
keyboards and mice that employees touch 24/7 when they perform
service...

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years
Posted: 01 March 2020

Because I’m Heartless,   And  I’m back to my ways cause I’m HEARTLESS!!

Name: Ben Dover
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 01 March 2020

Can someone remind me again why I pay over $100 each month to the
union?
PTI has better representation from their union!
They can do that They can do that! They can do that! They can do that!
WTF!!!

Name: homer harrison trump
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 29 February 2020

to bernie
   bernie will screw all of us big time. there ain't no free ride.
vote for uncle donald in nov. he's the greatest. putting american
trash off their feet, into the street to go back to work.homo cousin
bernie is blowing it out his ass.always vote republican, no naughty
democrats.with the upcoming one man crews, those of you laid off take
heart. mcdonalds in hiring. you can move up to salads in 2 yrs for a
raise of 15 cents/hr to a hourly rate of 8.00/hr.their managers are
like trainmasters. you can suck them off for 10 cents/hr more in the
walk in cooler but you WILL adhere to the clown's sop on the burgers
like csx and the military sop y'all love so much. see what bernie does
for you then !!!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 27 February 2020

To: HR

What are they doing with yardmasters???

Name: Go figure
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 27 February 2020

Crude oil train derailment in Chicago Calumet tower today good thing
nobody 10 feet from rail they would have been picked up with a shovel
this place is ridiculous safety first safety is a way of life lol what
a FUGAZI joke

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 27 February 2020

The union will do nothing as usual. They are in bed with the company.

Name: HA!
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 27 February 2020

Brothers


Haven't seen any 10ft rule out in writing. Not in any latest bulletins
I have seen out. There are some terminals that are putting out future
rule changes so everyone will be aware of them before they actually
take place.  This might be what is going on.  When it does I can
guarantee you that someone will come back to this site and post the
contradictions of the rules along with the safety hazards of such a
rule. You can bet your bottom dollar the rules department has not done
a thorough job of researching their previous in effect rules. It has to
be a tactic for job security. If they printed rules with common sense
and all in black and white without mistakes, they could down size to
one person in the department!

Name: cond
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 27 February 2020

Brothers


TRAINMASTER IS DEFLECTING!!!   OLD POST!   Did this shit last time
topics were being discussed they didn't like.  Corona virus issue is
hot. CSX has no control or any plan to handle an outbreak or loss of
manpower!  Rail cars on ground again. 2 man crews needed! New train
observation rule gets crews closer to trains running up to 60 MPH past
them and violates the 10 mph inspection rule. Who the hell can do a
legit inspection at these high speeds, especially at night!

Keep the truth coming guys!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 26 February 2020

There is a temptation to ignore rules pertaining to securing rail cars
especially during periods of foul weather. 
What can we do to encourage employees to secure equipment every time?
One measure we can take is to 
make it easier for them to secure the equipment. 
Consider supplying a brake stick to apply and release rail car hand
brakes. With a brake stick, the employee 
does not have to mount the equipment, which could be snow or ice
covered, to apply or release a hand 
brake. The brake stick was designed to reduce fall and strain injuries
incurred while accessing hand brakes.



Safety costs too much! Ban brake sticks! Too expensive!!! 
!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 26 February 2020

Well CSX has managed to pile them up again in Chicago,   Crude oil train
on the ground!!


Way to go!!!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 26 February 2020

What 10 Foot rule???

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 25 February 2020

Loco,

Is Birmingham more road trains or yard jobs??

Name: Gary ridgeway
E-mail: Green River killer.net
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 25 February 2020

You te guys aren't too bright..you guys have been helping these fuckers
pick you off 1 by 1 for the last 3 years by helping them out..like sheep
being led to the slaughter ..there's guna be 4 guys a shift as one man
remotes in the big yards before it's over..one man road trains ..a
yardmaster per state..a few floating ub's driving around to
assist..but there are still certain people do anything to help these
shit stains out ...
For the engineer who says conductors are lazy look in the mirror ...ur
prolly at fat fuck with a resting heart rate of 275 beats a
minute..heart ready to explode ..if you had to walk a train..ud have to
take ur lunch box ...prolly take a  breather eat a slice  ..drink a pop
so you don't drop dead walking the rocks..


Till next time this is Gary Ridgway the green River killer convicted on
49 counts .. confessed to 71 ..watch ur back out there ..stay solid
..like I hunted prostitutes they are hunting you.

Name: Goldman
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 24 February 2020

The time to sell those shares is now.

Name: Da money
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 24 February 2020

Show me 100k and I’ll sale out the conductors. Show me da money.

Name: Sampson
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 23 February 2020

If farting in church is wrong, I don’t want to be right.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 23 February 2020

Anyone know about Framingham, MA or Birmingham, AL thinking about doing
a temp transfer,    Which one would be better??

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 23 February 2020

When I heard the work solidarity I laughed my ass off. What a bunch of
crooks this union has become. We can’t get our own union to not be
corrupt how the hell can wr do anything about the company.

Name: Solidarity, Really?
E-mail: eatshit@info.com
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 23 February 2020

Solidarity:

The corrupt rail unions have been acting in Solidarity since the
beginning of time. Understand railroad history and realize that it used
to be up to 5 crew members on one train, and 30 years ago, a railroad
CEO was lucky to earn $200,000.00 annually. And soon there will be
engineer only, and currently, a railroad CEO is earning over
$15,000,000.00 annually (read the financial report) with stock
options.

So, what do we mean by Solidarity? Ignorance? The writing is on the
wall, just read it when you see the next contract proposal.

The preamble will be: In Solidarity to our Brothers and Sisters, you
will get screwed again until you have the balls to unify in Solidarity
and fire your officers from the ground up!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 21 February 2020

Management already starting to drop like Flies!!!!!

Name: Long Ranger
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 21 February 2020

Let's bring back the Cowboys and send them to unblock the railroad in
Canada, it didn't work to well for the Indians the first time we
played Cowboys and Indian's

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years
Posted: 21 February 2020

Management bonuses are paid today.... Let's see how many quit between
today and March 2nd.

I bet ALOT

.

Name: HR 1748 Safe Freight act 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 20 February 2020

Just wanted to comment here!!! I have been on the railroad for quite
sometime now. I never listen to any rumors I hear and try and do my own
research. However I have had bad engineers/heavy equipment operators and
great engineers too. Also there are some really great conductors and
some bad conductors. I think some not all relate back to training they
have had. If they trained with a guy who slept and didn’t care then
that’s what they know mainly you guys who still live at home no worries
no responsibilities. This job didn't mean anything to them it’s just
another job. Guys we are all a team at the end of trip we tie up and
hope we aren’t stuck with that person once again. If you are that
person then Now’s the time to DO YOUR JOB!!! I have had guys tell me
all the things they done and out sleeping at the first signal!!!! For
the most part sooner then later they never seem to last we all know who
you are!!!! When you pass another train flip your over head light on to
let the other person know your  up and got your game face on. If the
engineer is tired ask If he needs a water strike up conversation to
keep him alert. We all have a job to do on both sides!!! I have noticed
the guys who don’t read there rules/bulletins it’s sucks it’s hard to
keep up with especially if you have any time off vacation days personal
leave days. Job brief with the other crew member on changes that have
happened!!!! Learn something new everyday because if you think you know
it all then that’s when things happen.  We are all trained to say the
same things do the same job so if someone is still saying place of
safety or some other slogan we don’t say they stick out like a sore
thumb. Also guys if your sleeping they will find you because with
cameras in the cab the senior road Forman is doing virtualsafety rides
5 a week randomly kicking the cameras on to check. Ask people in
Evansville Nashville Louisville Birmingham they will all tell you. I
have witnessed it. Get off and watch trains by. Don’t give them and
easy one to get you. If you need this job then make them work for it.
If they are gonna charge you make them go the extra mile above and
beyond dinner or later they will leave you alone they know this guy
does his job.  Take pride in what you do. Take the initiative and take
the safer course. If you don’t think something is safe don’t even be
afraid to take the books out and check when in doubt the safer course
and slower speed governs.

Name: True that
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 20 February 2020

Name: hr
You’re so right. Show me da money. I’d sale these spineless worthless
pieces of garbage the door. 




E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years
Posted: 20 February 2020

T&E


Get ready for the one man crew consist to be passed. You are doing it
to yourself. Just to let you in on a little secret, your trips are
being viewed every day. For every one of you who is making a bed and
sleeping on the trip, your downloads will be used as evidence that you
are not needed. Why aren't you being charged. It is because they
don't want you to know this is happening. They are letting you hang
yourself. You are not calling signals as written in your rules and you
are not getting down and doing roll by inspections. You are proving
that there is no need for  two people in the cab of the locomotive. So
when this happens, which it will, it will be no one's fault but your
own. Screaming safety reasons wont fly. Where is the safety when one
of
you is sound asleep and you refuse to follow the rules and do your job.

Name: Safe freight act HR 1748
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 20 February 2020

The latest news for two person crews!!!!

PRESIDENT FERGUSON: FACING CREW CHALLENGES, TD AND BLET WILL ACT IN
SOLIDARITY
PUBLISHED: FEBRUARY 20, 2020
Sometimes it takes something major to happen for people to sit up and
take notice. A wake-up call, if you will.

From the standpoint of our national contract negotiations, our union
got another wake-up call even before our first session that is
scheduled for the last week in February.

On February 11th, a U.S district judge, who was appointed by President
Donald Trump last year, ruled against our union in a lawsuit over
crew-consist moratoriums. We’re now appealing that decision.

The court ignored the Railway Labor Act strictures with regard to the
moratorium provisions which have been upheld for decades. We are being
pushed down the tracks where the carriers want this to go.

This fight is not over, and we have another that is about to begin.

There’s a lyric that Anne Feeney wrote that gets at the heart of this
matter and that unions have embraced: “United, we bargain. Divided, we
beg.”

We now have a coalition of 10 rail unions about to begin negotiating
together in this upcoming round of bargaining. I have been in close
contact with the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen
(BLET) President Dennis Pierce throughout as carriers have tried to
attack two-person crews.

Our two unions are linked in the courts. We’re linked in the halls of
Congress. We’re linked in the locomotive cabs. We are now linked at the
bargaining table.

Our attorneys are working together on behalf of both our organizations
to fight the ongoing court cases as carriers try to manipulate the
system with their deep pockets by attempting to get long-standing
precedents and legislation overturned.

Legislative representatives from both our organizations are meeting
with members of Congress and state legislatures to get the word on for
two-person crew laws. The carriers, however, are using every means to
fight to try to get two-person crew laws of seven states thrown out,
which we have opposed.

Members from both organizations are sitting in cabs of freight trains
staying alert and keeping one another safe through each and every
shift, ready at a moment’s notice to respond when things go wrong. We
need to carry this effort on in crew consist.

BLET President Pierce recently stated in a message to his union:

“I share this information to make it clear to BLET’s membership that
our proud Union stands with our Brothers and Sisters in SMART’s
Transportation Division in the fight to preserve two-person crews,”
Pierce wrote. “Be it on the regulatory front, the legislative front, in
court or at the bargaining table, BLET is working with SMART-TD to
protect the interests of all operating employees.”

I, as President of the SMART-TD, want to make it clear to our union
that we stand united with the BLET.

Any attempt to drive a wedge between our organizations in order to get
officers and members alike to disregard the goal at hand — preserving
two on the operating crew — plays into the carriers’ hands. It gets
them closer to what they want: Fewer workers, more money in their
pockets, a less-safe (cheaper) work environment and weakens all of rail
labor. Two unions with members and with leadership going in opposite
directions would make it easier for carriers to accomplish their goal
of eradicating jobs in favor of their idea of “innovation.”

I also agree with President Pierce when he stated:

“The bottom line is this: In order to preserve two-person crews, each
Union must protect and preserve its member of those crews. With only a
few exceptions, BLET cannot bargain nationally for Conductors. The same
is true in reverse; with only a few exceptions, SMART-TD cannot bargain
nationally for Engineers,” he wrote. “For these reasons, and regardless
of the fearmongering going on, BLET cannot ‘sell’ Conductor positions to
benefit Engineers in national negotiations, and the same in true in
reverse for SMART-TD. Again, each Union must protect its half of our
two-person crews for all operating employees to prevail.”

Brothers and sisters, this is an uneasy time for every member of every
labor organization involved in these negotiations as the carriers
continue to cut personnel. The operating craft unions have the buzzsaw
of technological threats from the carriers aimed straight down the
middle of the locomotive cab. Don’t be persuaded by the fearmongering
that attempts to divide us.

You are going to hear rumors out there. You are going to hear
speculation. You are going to have people beating their chests and
criticizing decisions made years ago by prior leaders for putting us in
what could be a critical — maybe the most critical — moment in rail
labor’s history with the in-cab role of the conductor in the balance.
Ignore all of that noise. We are moving forward, not backward!

This is not the time for anyone to give in to anxiety or paranoia or
“what-if” scenarios. When all SMART-TD members put our names on the
dotted line to pledge for membership to this organization, we pledged
to fight for each other in solidarity. When elected president of the
Transportation Division last August, I took an oath to act in
solidarity for the best interest for the organization and for all whom
we represent. When I signed our organization on as a member of the
10-union Coordinated Bargaining Coalition, I pledged to bargain in
solidarity with those other rail labor organizations in national
talks.

All of us need to be focused on the situation that lies ahead and the
decisions to be made for the future of rail labor and the crews who
operate freight trains. We need to reinforce our lines of defense and
prepare to go on the offense by reaching out to the public and to the
media. Instead of wondering “what’s the union doing for us?” it’s time
to get to the local union meetings and get involved. It’s time for the
spouses to join the SMART-TD Auxiliary and get involved. It’s time to
up your SMART-TD PAC contributions, then get with your state and U.S.
legislators, so they hear your voice this election year. It’s time to
get involved in the SMART Army. It’s time to stand strong!

Brothers and sisters, BLET President Pierce and I are united. We will
work in solidarity, together, to keep two on the crew as we bargain. We
will work together to keep you informed. We know this issue is too
important to our memberships and for the public’s and our safety not
to.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 19 February 2020

I need all of my brothers help,     Let’s start a revolution to take
back the Railroads,    I want to start a campaign and then go to the
board of directors and Wall Street!!!!!


Who’s in with me!!!

Name: Profits before safety
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 19 February 2020

There is a temptation to ignore rules pertaining to securing rail cars
especially during periods of foul weather. 
What can we do to encourage employees to secure equipment every time?
One measure we can take is to 
make it easier for them to secure the equipment. 
Consider supplying a brake stick to apply and release rail car hand
brakes. With a brake stick, the employee 
does not have to mount the equipment, which could be snow or ice
covered, to apply or release a hand 
brake. The brake stick was designed to reduce fall and strain injuries
incurred while accessing hand brakes.



Safety costs too much! Ban brake sticks and take the boot stipend away!
!

Name: Trainmaster
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 19 February 2020

We are going to need you guys to hurry up and skip lunch, break some
rules and go faster. We got some more jobs to cut.

Name: Conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 19 February 2020

The central focus of PSR is to “sweat the assets” of a railroad, by
reducing the headcount, idling locomotives and equipment, closing shops
and facilities, reducing maintenance, curtailing service, and selling
off routes. The stock market joyfully responds to every cutback,
pumping the stock price up in the short term, while the physical
infrastructure decays, morale sours, and customers are chased away.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 18 February 2020

CSX Corporation earns $568,429 for each employee under its payroll!!



So let’s cut some more jobs,  and lay some more people off!!!!! 
Crooks!!

Name: conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 18 February 2020

Brothers

Will someone please explain this crap about personal business mark off.
I have read the attendance policy and it states that you can use this
kind of mark off if THEY ALLOW YOU TOO!  In other words, the company
approves it. So if they say "Yes Mr. Jones, we will let you mark off
personal business to have your car that just broke down in the highway
towed to the nearest garage. When you get done and can get a ride in we
will mark you back up."
So the company says in the attendance policy that you wont be given
points for this. I say, hell no you shouldn't get points because the
company has allowed you to do it. It isn't marking off sick. You
don't get points because it is not the same as marking off sick.
So someone please explain how in the hell they can punish you for doing
it by making you start your 6 months good credit time all over again. 
That is what I am reading. You do this and you got to start your
probation sentencing all over again. All this does is discourage anyone
from using it. If you have a serious last minute emergency or problem
with the family, or maybe get a flat tire or in a wreck or what ever,
its okay for them to approve giving you a personal business mark off
but you still get punished for using it?
What kind of horse crap is this?  
Now I know why the UP is suing their bosses. I bet they have the same
crap going on as we do.

Name: HR 1748 Safe Freight act 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 18 February 2020

The Truth About Precision Scheduled Railroading

“Precision Scheduled Railroading” – The Real Story
The current railroad industry is not operating with a business model
that prioritizes the long term health and vitality of the US economy,
environment, or even of the rail industry itself. “Precision Scheduled
Railroading” (PSR) is a euphemism for a railroad industry practice that
ensures short-term profits for the benefit of the “Wall Street Jackals”,
at the expense of the safety and vitality of a great American railroad.

Despite its name, PSR:
decreases the reliability of freight and passenger services
drives some freight customers to ship by truck, allowing railroads to
circumvent their common carrier obligations
worsens working conditions; workers on PSR carriers describe a culture
that is not conducive to safe operations
reduces public safety; derailments, fatalities, and collisions have all
increased because of PSR
negatively impacts workers, shippers, communities; railroad investors
and executives, however, receive significant financial benefits because
of PSR
 
What is “Precision-Scheduled Railroading” (PSR) and what is its real
impact?
PSR began as an industry practice around 2000 and has now expanded to
most North American Class One railroad operations. PSR mandates freight
trains run on a regular, set schedule. Of the six Class One railroad
companies in the U.S., only BNSF has not adopted PSR – and BNSF is the
only company whose safety record improved in 2018.

For shipping companies, PSR is not customer friendly. Shippers are now
expected to adapt to the railroad’s strict schedules regardless of
compatibility with shippers’ needs. When shipping companies are late,
the railroad industry is allowed to fine them: in 2018, railroad
companies levied a record $1.2 billion in fines against shippers.

Name: HR 1748 Safe Freight act 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 18 February 2020

Double Trouble in Saskatchewan

On Feb. 6—the second time in less than two months—a Canadian Pacific
tank car train carrying Alberta bitumen diluted with highly volatile
petroleum gases derailed near the tiny town of Guernsey, Sask. The
derailment created an explosive fire and prompted the evacuation of
more than 80 nearby residents.

The rapid-fire incidents echo a similar sequence in mid-winter 2015,
when a pair of CN trains carrying Alberta bitumen derailed three weeks
apart near the northern Ontario indigenous people’s community of
Gogama, with similar explosive results.

By the grace of Great Manitou, nobody was killed or injured in any of
the four accidents because they occurred outside of population
centers—unlike the 2013 catastrophe that incinerated the downtown of
the Quebec town of Lac-Mégantic, killing 47. No one was held criminally
responsible for the deaths, after juries refused to convict the three
employees of the defunct Montreal, Maine & Atlantic* selected as
scapegoats by Canadian prosecutors.

In the Dec. 9 explosion near Guernsey, all of the breached tank cars
were retrofits—old, thin-skinned DOT 111s and CPC 1232s upgraded to the
DOT 117R standard, with head shields and fittings designed to make them
nearly equivalent to the new DOT 117J (TC 117 in Canada) standard
adopted in the wake of Lac-Mégantic. Such retrofits have been deemed
inadequate by BNSF, which actively resists hauling them. Transport
Canada immediately issued a 30-day emergency slow order for all
Canadian freight trains hauling 20 or more tank cars of crude oil.

Clearly, there is something amiss in the state of CBR in Canada. Aside
from the actions of often-criticized Transport Canada and
Transportation Safety Board, the country’s wicked northern winters are
definitely a strong factor in these accidents.

Name: HR 1748 Safe Freight act bill
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 18 February 2020

The union’s response to February 13 latest news. 

PUBLISHED: FEBRUARY 13, 2020
A federal court in Texas ruled in favor of rail carriers this week,
directing the SMART Transportation Division to negotiate over
crew-consist without regard to moratoriums barring such negotiation.

U.S. District Court Judge Mark T. Pittman, a January 2019 Trump
appointee, issued his ruling on February 10, 2020.

The case was filed Oct. 3, 2019, by BNSF, CSX, Kansas City Southern,
Grand Trunk Western, Norfolk Southern, Illinois Central, Union Pacific,
and the Belt Railway Company of Chicago asserting that the moratoriums
in the various crew-consist agreements did not bar the carriers from
reopening crew consist.

The judge, following the carriers’ arguments and ignoring any counter
by the union, found that any dispute over whether the moratoriums
barred reopening was a minor dispute, then nonsensically concluded that
the union would have to negotiate while arbitrating over whether the
union even had to negotiate in the first place.

“Unfortunately, this decision comes as no surprise. The court ignored
the provisions of the RLA,” SMART-TD President Jeremy Ferguson said.
“The judge sided with the carriers on every issue, not even recognizing
our arguments or providing any real analysis. It is simply
infuriating.”

Carriers are attempting to replace one of the crew members in the cab
of the train with technology and to establish one-person operations.
The crew-consist agreements that have been negotiated by the SMART-TD
and its predecessor unions over many years stand in the way but are
being undermined by this and other actions.

“As a group we are going to work together to correct the course that
this ruling has put us on,” Ferguson said.

SMART-TD filed an appeal with the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals in New
Orleans, La., on February 12, the day after the judge’s ruling was
released.

In a related matter, the National Railway Labor Conference (NRLC),
which represents the carriers, has requested that the National
Mediation Board (NMB) appoint an arbitration board member to force a
single arbitration over the more than two dozen crew-consist agreements
that have been negotiated locally by various General Committees.

SMART-TD, and nearly two dozen of its GCs, have sued the NMB
challenging the Republican members’ 2-1 decision granting the carriers’
request to appoint an arbitrator.

Judge Pittman’s ruling is available for review here.

Name: Happy
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 18 February 2020

People like you made me. Keep stepping up, keep lining your own pockets
by sucking up to the Trainmasters. You cut yourself off and to stupid
to realize it. So, keep blaming others for losing your job. The mirror
can tells a lot of true. You won’t stick together. So, Bye




Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 18 February 2020

Happy it’s funny you  would call someone back stabbing when that’s
exactly what you’re trying to do. Stab your fellow coworkers in the
back just to line your own pockets. Guys like you are no different
than
hunter or theses crocks running CSX now looking out only for
themselves.
It’s sad people like you and the hunter Harrison’s exist

  View Th

Name: Happy 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 17 February 2020

Give me 100k for my conductor rights and you boys will be jobless. You
back stabbing bunch of spineless pricks can sleep at home. Bye bye

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 16 February 2020

Webmaster,
Could you please ban HR 1748 from posting? Posts are long and boring
and don’t apply to me. Thanks

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 16 February 2020

Webmaster,
Could you please ban HR 1048 from posting? Posts are long and boring
and don’t apply to me. Thanks

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 16 February 2020

My question is why are these unions not being Proactive towards all of
this,    Instead they are just sitting back and trying to react!!!!


Something has to change real quick

Name: HR 1748 safe freight act
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 16 February 2020

TEXAS COURT RULES THAT SMART-TD HAS TO NEGOTIATE CREW CONSIST
PUBLISHED: FEBRUARY 13, 2020
A federal court in Texas ruled in favor of rail carriers this week,
directing the SMART Transportation Division to negotiate over
crew-consist without regard to moratoriums barring such negotiation.

U.S. District Court Judge Mark T. Pittman, a January 2019 Trump
appointee, issued his ruling on February 10, 2020.

The case was filed Oct. 3, 2019, by BNSF, CSX, Kansas City Southern,
Grand Trunk Western, Norfolk Southern, Illinois Central, Union Pacific,
and the Belt Railway Company of Chicago asserting that the moratoriums
in the various crew-consist agreements did not bar the carriers from
reopening crew consist.

The judge, following the carriers’ arguments and ignoring any counter
by the union, found that any dispute over whether the moratoriums
barred reopening was a minor dispute, then nonsensically concluded that
the union would have to negotiate while arbitrating over whether the
union even had to negotiate in the first place.

“Unfortunately, this decision comes as no surprise. The court ignored
the provisions of the RLA,” SMART-TD President Jeremy Ferguson said.
“The judge sided with the carriers on every issue, not even recognizing
our arguments or providing any real analysis. It is simply
infuriating.”

Carriers are attempting to replace one of the crew members in the cab
of the train with technology and to establish one-person operations.
The crew-consist agreements that have been negotiated by the SMART-TD
and its predecessor unions over many years stand in the way but are
being undermined by this and other actions.

“As a group we are going to work together to correct the course that
this ruling has put us on,” Ferguson said.

SMART-TD filed an appeal with the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals in New
Orleans, La., on February 12, the day after the judge’s ruling was
released.

In a related matter, the National Railway Labor Conference (NRLC),
which represents the carriers, has requested that the National
Mediation Board (NMB) appoint an arbitration board member to force a
single arbitration over the more than two dozen crew-consist agreements
that have been negotiated locally by various General Committees.

SMART-TD, and nearly two dozen of its GCs, have sued the NMB
challenging the Republican members’ 2-1 decision granting the carriers’
request to appoint an arbitrator.

Judge Pittman’s ruling is available for review here.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 16 February 2020

The shit have hit the fan on the UP!!



https://www.courthousenews.com/union-pacific-and-workers-sue-each-other-over-new-attendance-policy/

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 16 February 2020

8888 one man crew.

Name: Fuck the company 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 15 February 2020

Ask the State of Kentuckey what they think about 1 person crews you
greedy bitches in jacksonville.

Name: ape
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 15 February 2020

Human safety


GOOD POST!  Keep the truth coming. The public needs to read more of
these kinds of incidents and when and where they happen. Of course as
soon as you start posting real incidents the company poser deflectors
will start jumping to deflect. They cant stand it when people read the
truth!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 14 February 2020

I want each and every one of US to force CSX to fire corrupt executives
and fix its culture,   And I don’t care what it takes!!!!!!!!!


Let’s all put our money together and buy a seat on the board of
directors!!!!!!

Name: HR 1748 Safe Freight act
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 14 February 2020

1. Protect the TWO MAN CREW BILL (HR 1748 Safe Freight Act) It’s about
public safety and jobs. 
2. Go to SMART-UNION.org/td 
Click on the Red button support two person crews on the right side of
division home page. 
2.  Enter contact info ( this is needed to direct the email to your
member of congress. 
3. Click Send. The pre-drafted my essage will be sent directly to your
member of congress. 
4. This effects railroad retirement, retired railroaders, current
railroaders there’s even a spot for the general public to make there
voice be heard. Please take action there is 175,000 conductors and
59,000 engineers that need this support not to mention public safety at
risk. 
5. safety of the crews and the public must come first!



 You have all got this wrong when it come to 2 man crew verses one man
crew. The airlines have had autopilot for years but still have two and
3 people in the cockpit. If Boeing has taught us anything technology
fails. It’s all the workers do is worry about losing jobs.  Its common
sense thousands of railroad workers will lose their jobs if all the
railroads are allowed to go to 1 man crews. That's an issue you need
to take up with Politicians !  They claims they are creating jobs then
let him do something
about people keeping the ones they have!
This is about safety. This is about saving lives. Not just crew lives
but the American people as well. Don’t forget about the rule-making
process that was invoked by then-FRA Administrator Joseph C. Szabo
after an unattended 74-car freight train carrying crude oil ran
downhill and crashed in the Canadian town of Lac-Mégantic, killing 49
people in 2013 that had just one man on the train! Hunter Harrison said
on the record those extra set of eyes in the cab are valuable. PTC will
not detect track issues or mechanical issues like bad order cars or
prevent crossing accidents. Our rules change daily so if an engineer or
conductor takes a day off or vacation who will job brief with each other
on any newly updated rules that change. How about filling out an EC-1 as
the train moves along the tracks or stop and flag a railroad crossing
when they have an activation failure with the public crossing gates. We
are suppose to job brief to make smart decisions taking the safer
course. So if engineers are busy pushing buttons on a screen and
reading train orders his eyes are in the cab. If they remove the
conductor, it would be counterintuitive. So in my opinion one safety
system cancels out the other. Now with ptc and full crew in the cab
increases the safety of of train movement. Just plain old common
sense.
Railroads preach safety every single day.
Its in their rule books and in their advertising. Its 24 hour a day
safety...safety....safety. Well let them put their money where their
mouths are. Pay for safety. Keep 2 men in the cab.
Just like GM shutting down 5 plants putting 15,000 people out of work
and pay there CEO 22 million. CSX on the other hand lost 41% of the
business once Hunter Harrison took over cutting out almost half the
work force from 27,893 people down to 15,362 people system wide and
they paid him 385 million only to pass away 8 months later!
With everything going automated from self check out lanes to
manufacturing does anyone profit except share holders and CEOs!!!! The
public has no idea what we deal with. Tell your neighbors about how
many cars we hit and people are killed every year when they are hit by
trains. Explain to them how the engineer is in the cab calling the
dispatcher and getting 911 called. He is taking care of anything that
may be wrong with the locomotive. He stays with the train. Tell them
how the conductor gets down and rushes to the vehicle to see if he can
possibly save a life. Maybe a baby is in the car and needs to be
helped
or maybe the parents can be removed and need CPR. Maybe he can comfort
someone who is dying or in shock or screaming because they are
severely
injured . Tell them about how we hit live stock and large deer. Tell
them how people love to put junk on the tracks. Shopping carts,
bicycles, steel barrows, wheelchairs and even abandoned cars. A two
person crew saved a child’s life wondering around on the tracks in
Minnesota near midnight Saturday, Feb. 1,  2020. PTC didn’t help them.
Tell them about how many trees we hit a year and do extensive damage to
the
locomotive. The engineer stays with the locomotives and assess the
damage and does what is necessary to radio dispatchers for help while
the conductors gets down and removes debris and check the rest of the
train for any damage or signs of derailment. Tell them about the
territory that is in the middle of TIM BUCK TWO!  The places where no
one can get to you fast unless you have a helicopter. How will they go
bathroom now without two people to keep the train going down the tracks
unless they have to stop not blocking crossings or take lunch. Tell them
how radios don't always work in remote locations. Telemetry drops out
and communication is lost. How many times does a conductor have to go
back
and trouble shoot another locomotive after alarms are going off. The
engineer
keeps the train rolling the best he can while the conductor checks the
computers and checks to see if it is loading, traction motor faults or
any other issue that may arise. Tell them about the blind curves that
only one crew member can see around when your approaching
public crossings or trees that block signals so that only one crew
member can see them until you get the train right on top of them. Tell
them about wash outs from floods, and heat warped rail and fog so thick
you cant see a foot in front of you. SO WHAT IF YOU GOT PTC!!  PTC does
not tell you if a car in stopped on the tracks or a tree is across it
or a person is walking in the tracks or there is 5 inches of water over
the rail! Tell them how crew members have been attacked and some have
even been killed by gang thugs and trespassers. A single man has no
chance in  these situations. It is better to have someone else with you
to keep watch when working in bad areas and ghetto rail yards. The list
goes on and on. Tell them how the company took away the right of the
crew members to take a power nap. One crew member is supposed to call
stopped every 15 minutes while they are waiting on line of road. As
long as someone is awake and doing this and paying attention there is
no reason on god green earth while a tired crew member cant take a 20
minute power nap. Tell them how crews are run into the ground and some
are called out every 10 hours around the clock. They work all hours of
the day and night and most have no weekends off. The company wont even
let them have a power nap. What is going to happen when there is only 1
man on the train by himself and he is just plain worn out or is sick and
afraid to take a day off because of the companies new attendance policy
which is just absolutely insane. People come to work sick all the time.
Vomiting, diarrhea, fevers and the flu doesn't stop them because they
are in fear of losing their jobs. How is a sick man who is all by
himself going to be able to make a full run safely and without risking
his life or the publics when he doesn't have his other crew member to
help keep him alert. The engineer has many roles and duties as well as
the conductor. There are times when something happens that it is a
must
for an engineer to be on board and ready to take instructions while the
conductor handles the rest of the responsibilities.  There are so many
things that go into railroading and running trains that the public
doesn't know a thing about. 
THIS ONE MAN CREW IDEA IS THE MOST UNSAFE AND IRRESPONSIBLE IDEA that
has ever been brought forward in the history of the railroad
industry. 
And for what? To save a dollar. To line someone's pockets. To make
someone rich. Who care who gets killed. If you think crossings are
blocked now imagine if there was only one man and had to wait on
someone to cut a crossing!Who care about the destruction to family
lives. I don't know about you but I sure do and so should every person
in America!
Also if you haven’t seen it check out these two YouTube videos. 
https://youtu.be/atfY4tiyMz8

https://youtu.be/PoJ1MYWsJ5Q

Name: HR 1748 safe freight act 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 14 February 2020

February 14 — As we begin 2020, the month of January gives us a chance
to look back at the year gone by and to set our sights on the year
ahead.

In January 2019, members of our current BLET Advisory Board pledged
their oath of office and were sworn in. These fine Brothers are all a
part of a strong and united Advisory Board, and I am confident that
they will represent our membership to the best of their ability.

I am also proud to reflect on a major milestone achieved by our
Education and Training Department in 2019. As usual, we hosted numerous
training classes for Local Chairmen, Secretary-Treasurers and
Legislative Representatives — both at our Training Center at National
Headquarters in Cleveland and also on the road in Washington, D.C., and
other locations. What made 2019 so special was the launch of our
highly-anticipated online officer video training program, which made
its debut on February 6, 2019. This was an important step in providing
better educational opportunities for our members, especially those
willing to become officers. And, while the online classes will not
replace the actual classroom training courses that we offer, they will
serve as an enhancement by giving our newly elected officers in the
field the opportunity to get started on the right foot. In 2019, we
were able to continue and expand upon our long-standing tradition of
providing the best education and training opportunities anywhere in
organized labor, with the goal of having the best trained and educated
union membership in the United States.

In 2019, BLET also teamed up again with our Brothers and Sisters in the
SMART Transportation Division to lobby for crew size bills at the
federal and state levels. These bills would require that two certified
crew members operate freight trains in the U.S. In the U.S. House of
Representatives, the Safe Freight Act (H.R. 1748) was introduced in
late March, while in the U.S. Senate, a companion bill was introduced
in June. The BLET has led the fight for railroad safety since 1863, and
two-person crews make for safer, more efficient train operations. We
will continue to publicly push for legislation requiring two-person
crews in 2020, because we need the general public to know that
two-person crews play a key role in safeguarding our nation’s
communities.

At the state level, we enjoyed success with two-person crew bills
passing in Nevada, Colorado and Illinois. I’m proud to offer my thanks
to Nevada State Legislative Board Chairman (SLBC) Matt Parker, Colorado
SLBC Paul Pearson, and Illinois SLBC Paul Piekarski. We came close in a
number of other states, and the work will continue in 2020. We will
continue to encourage other state governments to follow the examples
set by these three states.

Unfortunately, the news was not all good in 2019. In May, the Federal
Railroad Administration reduced the prospects for a safer railroad
industry by withdrawing a 2016 notice of proposed rulemaking that would
have established a minimum train crew size for most rail freight
operations in the United States. This was not surprising, as we all
know the Administrator of the FRA is the former CEO of Conrail. But it
was shocking that FRA would denigrate the reliability of a vast factual
record supporting two-person crews and would give short shrift to the
lessons of the 2013 Lac-Megantic tragedy and the oil train derailment
in Casselton, North Dakota (and subsequent explosion and fire) in the
crew size debate. As part of its withdrawal of the proposed rule, FRA
also declared its intention to negatively preempt all state laws
governing crew size. This combined effort by FRA was obviously a key
part of the Carriers’ effort to prevent any form of regulation or
legislation that mandates a minimum crew size. 

You can rest assured that BLET did not allow this act by FRA to go
unchallenged. In fact, in July, BLET and SMART-TD jointly filed a
petition for review in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit,
challenging FRA’s authority to preempt State laws when there is no
Federal law. The States of California, Washington, and Nevada filed
their own petitions, joining in the challenge to the FRA action. Rest
assured that BLET and SMART-TD will continue to work together to fight
all of the actions by the current administration to undermine the
safety of two-person crews.

In fact, on the heels of the FRA announcement, the Indiana Rail Road,
the Association of American Railroads, and the American Short Line and
Regional Railroad Association (the Carriers’ own lobbying groups) filed
suit in Illinois attempting to overturn that State’s crew size law,
relying on FRA’s attempt at negative preemption. BLET and SMART-TD once
again joined forces to defend the Illinois law, and as this message goes
to print, the Illinois State AFL-CIO has joined us in this fight. 

I share this information to make it clear to BLET’s membership that our
proud Union stands with our Brothers and Sisters in SMART’s
Transportation Division in the fight to preserve two-person crews. Be
it on the regulatory front, the legislative front, in court or at the
bargaining table, BLET is working with SMART-TD to protect the
interests of all operating employees.

This does not mean that there will not be those who will try to divide
our two Unions. In fact, in recent weeks, certain Carriers have
misrepresented conversations with one of our two Unions in an effort to
provoke a dispute between us. All things considered, acts like this by
Rail Carriers should not surprise us; they have used divide-and-conquer
tactics between us for decades. I must honestly say that now is not the
time for the members and officers of either Union to take the so-called
bait being thrown out by the Carriers. Their actions, whether it be
through FRA, or through their attempts in court to undo Crew Consist
moratoriums, should make it clear that they will stop at nothing in
their quest to reduce crew size. 

The bottom line is this: in order to preserve two-person crews, each
Union must protect and preserve its member of those crews. With only a
few exceptions, BLET cannot bargain nationally for Conductors. The same
is true in reverse; with only a few exceptions, SMART-TD cannot bargain
nationally for Engineers. For these reasons, and regardless of the
fearmongering going on, BLET cannot “sell” Conductor positions to
benefit Engineers in national negotiations, and the same in true in
reverse for SMART-TD. Again, each Union must protect its half of our
two-person crews for all operating employees to prevail.

The “crack in the armor” of this process that Carriers rely on is the
fact that neither Union has agreement language in place that allows its
members to refuse to go if a crew member represented by another Union is
somehow eliminated. Engineers on BNSF found that out many years ago when
UTU lost its single ground position on Helper service; they were
required to work alone without a ground crew. UTU Switchmen found that
out when Engineers were removed from yard service as part of RCO
implementation; they were required to work without an engine crew.
Bringing it full circle to today’s dispute, neither of these facts
means that any operating crew member wants to work alone in freight
service. 

Our challenge now is to ensure that all operating employees understand
exactly what the ground rules are as we move forward. Once they do, I
am certain that they will agree with me that our two Unions are far
better off working together than we are being divided. 

To that end, the National Division took formal steps to initiate the
next round of national contract negotiations late in 2019. The BLET
served Section 6 notices in November 2019 and will begin negotiations
in early 2020. On November 1, I joined nine other Rail Chiefs in
announcing that our unions would be bargaining together as the
Coordinated Bargaining Coalition (CBC). Jointly, our 10 unions
represent more than 105,000 railroad workers covered by our various
national agreements, and we comprise over 80 percent of the workforce
who will be impacted by this round of negotiations.

Our Coalition is founded on two key values that we all share. One is
that we understand the importance of each Union’s autonomy to pursue
membership-specific goals within a framework of broad solidarity to
defend and improve the wages, benefits and working conditions of our
members. The other is that we will spare no effort to defeat the attack
by the railroads on the very foundation of our members’ economic
security.

Looking ahead, our Brotherhood will have a full plate in 2020 with much
of our collective effort focused on national contract negotiations. Our
economic issues and safety issues are common issues to all BLET members
— regardless of political affiliation — and our fight to protect those
interests form the foundation of our Brotherhood. As Union members, we
have much more in common than we often realize, and our goal moving
forward is to further unite our Brotherhood to make for an even
stronger Union. Please join me as we move ahead together in the New
Year.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 14 February 2020

I want each and every one of US to force CSX to fire corrupt executives
and fix its culture,   And I don’t care what it takes!!!!!!!!!


Let’s all put our money together and buy a seat on the board of
directors!!!!!!

Name: localCmen
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 14 February 2020

itbe  fryday agin i be oft da unoin buisnes al wek takin car of da unoin
buisnes  i be markin up afta by locul ison dutie deen i be oft on my oft
days itin life be good to a botroher

Name: Josh Scare
E-mail: josh.scare75@gmail.com
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 13 February 2020

Hello All, 

Let me start by saying these reads are great and offer a lot of
opinions and insight into the industry. 

I am trying to obtain the hotel contract for the ohio land area and
was
told most of the decision makers are the union reps that determine the

hotel that CSX conductors will be staying at for the mandatory rest.
Is
there anyone that can help direct me in the right direction? Thank you
Josh.Scare75@gmail.com

Name: Josh Scare
E-mail: josh.scare75@gmail.com
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 13 February 2020

Hello All, 

Let me start by saying these reads are great and offer a lot of
opinions and insight into the industry. 

I am trying to obtain the hotel contract for the ohio land area and was
told most of the decision makers are the union reps that determine the 
hotel that CSX conductors will be staying at for the mandatory rest. Is
there anyone that can help direct me in the right direction? Thank you
Josh.Scare@gmail.com

Name: loco
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 13 February 2020

Brothers


Two csx brothers survived derailment in Pike Cty KY this morning after
and ethanol train derailed and rolled into a river. It was determined
there was a mudslide on the track.  They were rescued as the train was
burning. Just think what could have happened here if there was just one
man on that train and there was no one there to help him.  Maybe both
would have got hurt, Maybe not but it is better to have 2 men on these
trains to up the chance of someone being there to help each other. 
They cant blame this one on the crew and the PTC and TO couldn't help
with this one bit.  Thank god they are both okay. This accident needs
to be plastered all over every single internet outlet out there. Let
the public see and hear what we deal with everyday we are out on the
rails.  Anything can happen.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 13 February 2020

Anyone know the details??



https://www.ble-t.org/pr/news/headline.asp?id=61493

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 13 February 2020

This is NOT good!!!!

https://mailchi.mp/22ee18e1774e/nrlc-newsfreight-railroads-launch-new-bargaining-round-with-labor-unions-1266185?e=08d7baa481

Name: Vote GOP
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 13 February 2020

The remaining democratic choices:

Pete Buttigieg, and imagine his husband as First Husband

Bernie Sanders, whose in been in politics for 50 years. And what has he
accomplished?

Elizabeth Warren, Pocahontas (enough said)!

Joe (Obama) Biden, Indictments with his son pending!

Trump 2020! 

Trump Jr. 2024!

Hunter Harrison 2032 (Oops, he's dead)!

Name: Funny
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 12 February 2020

Has anyone heard of a conductors buy out? Is it to push for the 1 man
crew? Thanks

Name: Farealtho
E-mail: 
Employed as: M of W, for 1-10 years
Posted: 12 February 2020

You're both brainwashed idiots

Name: rep
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 11 February 2020

Democrat

Your a dumb ass.  Im a republican and even I know that Obama was handed
a plate full of crap when he took office. Where the hell are you getting
your info? Some propaganda internet web page. You need to study some
history as well. Sounds like you might be one of those illegals here
who didn't do any studies in history! The republicans are going to tax
the crap out of hard working Americans pensions. They are going to raise
taxes on retirement funds such as 40lK's. Trump gave greedy corporate
owners a tax break and put the cost back on us. He has lied from day
one and hasn't done shit for our health care system. Now he wants to
take the money out of our senior citizens mouths. He is destroying
anything he can that has anything to do with protecting the environment
including the animal kingdom. He has lifted sanctions on big game
hunting and the protection of water fowl. the list goes on and on.  The
draft dodger and tax dodger is a hypocrite and lies every time he moves
his lips. His SOTUS was so full of blown up blow hard half truths it
wasn't even funny! 

Now, while you are working your arss off for CSX who made over 3.6
billion in tax relief and you cant claim your forced union dues or your
meal expenses away from home on your taxes anymore you can think about
all the lies and bull he handed out. I looked at my taxes. I saw the
truth of the so called better deal we were going to get. It was a
frickin joke. Corporate America got the tax deal. We didn't. 
Oh and another thing, the illegals were here way before Obama even
thought about running. Do your research and see how many illegals were
working for trump on all his properties. 

In Trumps 1987 memoir "The art of the deal" Trump famously offered
his take on the origin of his success. 
"I play to peoples fantasies. People may not always think big
themselves, but they can still get very excited by those who do.
That's why a little hyperbole never hurts. People want to believe that
something is the biggest and the greatest and the most spectacular. I
call it truthful hyperbole. Its and innocent form of exaggeration-and a
very effective form of promotion."

Well trump lovers.  You have been had. What he meant to say was hyper
BULL! Just like his SOTUS!  He admitted that he plays people and just
how he does it. There is nothing truthful about exaggeration and that
is what he is doing every time he opens his mouth. He took his
followers hook line and sinker. 
Now go work your arss off for that little chunk of raise you got and
wait for your retirement to get sucked away.

Name: PISSED
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 11 February 2020

SMART UNION ANNOUNCEMENT!!!


Trump and republicans at it again.  Going after pension funds. Raising
tax rates. Stealing more money. It bad enough the crook took 90% of our
deductions away but now the thief wants more of our retirement funds.
Get this crook out of the white house!  Before you run your mouths
about how good he and his republican crooks are look at your pay
checks. Raising standard deductions DID NOT put enough money in your
pockets to off set the loss. The money you brought home was only a
third of a deduction. It was all a lie. I did my math. The crap I had
to buy out of my pocket and crap I had to pay for because of this
company is now lining trumps over paid staff. Now this liar wants to
take more social security benefits away from my GRANDMA and GRANDPA!  

Read the latest issue of your smart magazine. Read pages 4-7! Read the
facts. Call the number listed and tell your senator HELL NO! No more
taxes on pension funds.  No more stealing from senior citizens.

Name: localCmen
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 11 February 2020

we gotz a locul meatin tomorarow onda strip me gotys a fue thangs to
dicust be dere if youts can make it.   I beoft da unoin biuxsnes but
youd have to laid oft sum utter way hope to sea you theirye

Name: localCmen
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 10 February 2020

iz just gots dun markin up an  wat ya kno i gots to be oft da unoin
buisnese fo tomarow agin  we gots and invesitigaytoin  they gots my
unoin borher crossin ova a trane without dat 3 piont protiktion one of
dem drones gots him on da video rubbin on oft.  iny  ideals on how to
represents a brothur lets me kno im gonena be oft and gitten drunk til
i past out

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 10 February 2020

About to be some Precision Scheduled ASS Kickin’s take
place.............. Fuck this Place!!!!

Name: localCmen
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 09 February 2020

i be oft da unoin buidness tis weakend  i just role outda da bed i gots
shetface last too nites and just rub one oft thankin bout markien up fo
da local  but just reelized in be sundae agin and it be  my oft dae 

it sho is nice havin saturdae and sonday oft daeys and takin da union
buisenes of an making  all dat free csx stok  

but anyways give a brothur a shout out i be otf til next oft dayses  if
you needs me

Name: Union Corruption 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 08 February 2020

This is no surprise,    All these Union are corrupt just as much as the
Railroads themselves,     I think we all need to get together and file
a federal lawsuit and just see how corrupt they really are,     Members
are not being informed on critical issues that are passed down from the
top union officials to the bottom,      There are hundreds and hundreds
of side agreements and hand shake agreements that no one has any idea
about!!!!

We time we make a stand!!!!!    NOW!!!!

Name: UP-BLET-UTU CORRUPTION
E-mail: whistleblower@up.com
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for N/A
Posted: 08 February 2020

Attention Please:

                The shit is about to hit the fan on the Mighty Corrupt
UP! Management/Union corruption has been exposed, that's led to a
massive reduction in employees, and future furloughs. At least 4500
employees were furloughed within the last year, and an additional 3000
will be furloughed this year alone. Due in part to corrupt TE&Y union
officers being outed for processing time claims, while being illegally
compensated without performing service.

The fraud was initially exposed after [O]ne honest union officer in the
southern region exposed the corruption. And during several claims
conferences with Labor Relations, the carrier agreed to pay over
thirty
million dollars ($30,000,000.00) in past due claims from the last five
(5) years. And this amount is only one general region alone, with
approximately eight (8) regions that are in similar claims
discussions.

The payouts are so high that the carrier has negotiated to pay
installments over a two (2) period so that a severe drop in quarterly
profits would not spook investors on Wall Street. 

Do the math; the amount furloughs last year has not improved the bottom
line because of claims payout. 

Stay tuned!

Name: cond
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 08 February 2020

Friend


Love that idea! Slow down in every single town across the country. They
preach safety, safety, safety out their arsses then safety it should be.
They want one man up there by himself responsible for everything then
slow and steady it is!

Name: Ben Dover
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years
Posted: 08 February 2020

No the yard masters are not getting bought out, no the yard masters
aren't being made a management position.

What’s happening is the FRA is about to make them HOS employees since
they are responsible for movement of trains similar to how dispatchers
are HOS.  

What is going to happen is the YMs will be consolidated even further
than they are now.  Think like that old Huntington division YMs where
they are in one office and each guy handles multiple yards.  Expect to
see similar things happen all across the system.  There will still be a
few yards where you will have YMs at the yard, but those will be few and
far between.  

So if you are a current yard master, get ready to move or hope you’ve
got seniority to go back on the ground.   And don’t expect much
Monetary  help moving, just ask the dispatchers how their move to Jax
worked out for them.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 06 February 2020

Everyone take note:

   
Federal court orders BNSF to pay worker $696,173 for lost wages after
U.S. Department of Labor finds railroad retaliated against
whistleblower
(Source: U.S. Department of Labor press release, February 5, 2020) 

DENVER, Colo. — The U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado
has ordered Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway Company (BNSF) to pay
$696,173 in lost back and future wages to a former employee who
reported track defects, bringing the total paid to the whistleblower to
more than $1.74 million.

Previously, the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and
Health Administration(OSHA) determined that the employer violated the
whistleblower protection provisions of the Federal Railroad Safety Act
(FRSA) when it retaliated against the former employee in Denver,
Colorado. OSHA issued a preliminary order with the appropriate relief
provided by the statute, which was appealed to the U.S. District Court
for the District of Colorado.

On February 19, 2019, a jury in the U.S. District Court for the
District of Colorado ordered BNSF to pay the employee $800,000 in
emotional distress, and an additional $250,000 in punitive damages.

“Railroad employers and owners must comply with the Federal Railway
Safety Act, enacted to protect railroad workers who report hazardous
safety or security conditions,” said OSHA Acting Regional Administrator
Rita Lucero, in Denver, Colorado.

OSHA's Whistleblower Protection Program enforces the whistleblower
provisions of more These statutes protect employees from retaliation
for reporting violations of various workplace safety and health,
airline, commercial motor carrier, consumer product, environmental,
financial reform, food safety, health insurance reform, motor vehicle
safety, nuclear, pipeline, public transportation agency, railroad,
maritime and securities laws; and for engaging in other related
protected activities. For more information on whistleblower
protections, visit OSHA's Whistleblower Protection Programs webpage.

Under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, employers are
responsible for providing safe and healthful l workplaces for their
employees. OSHA's role is to help ensure these conditions for
America's working men and women by setting and enforcing standards,
and providing training, education, and assistance. For more
information, visit https://www.osha.gov.

The mission of the Department of Labor is to foster, promote, and
develop the welfare of the wage earners, job seekers, and retirees of
the United States; improve working conditions; advance opportunities
for profitable employment; and assure work-related benefits and rights.

Name: Raoul
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 1-10 years
Posted: 06 February 2020

Public Service Announcement; For each and every action there are
consequences! It may even be a family member or loved one that pays but
someone always pays.
   This company is full of cockroaches thinking they are untouchable
right up until an unwelcome "career counseling" and they realize the
error of their ways and that their personal life has been infiltrated
and leave the company. Unfortunately there are 50 more cockroaches to
take their spot.
   Apparently an example needs to be set. Why ruin so many people's
lives for the almighty dollar? Why ask for mercy when you showed none?
Why endanger your employees yet become apologetic if your family are
the ones at risk, after all you caused both situations?
   We are only given one life, think about the people you are hurting,
the families struggling to put food on the table, the ones struggling
to pay medical bills for their children, and take a look in the mirror.
Every job cut is another family that has to struggle and do without even
basic needs. Jobless people have way too much time on their hands and
not much left to lose. Bad situation. 
   Consequences...they can be a bitch!

Name: cond
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 06 February 2020

localcmen


Hey dipshitz... Maybe no one is paying attention to you and your stupid
shitz. Why would anyone take anything you say serious.

Name: pay
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years
Posted: 06 February 2020

Your bonus pay info is on the employee gateway.  If you would pay
attention to info you would know this. JEEZ!

Name: localCmen
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 05 February 2020

hay dipsheet isa bin sayin fo to dang weaks itbe at 12 purcetns 


gays like you y i havto be oft da unoin buisnes al da tyme

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 05 February 2020

How much is the bonus?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 05 February 2020

Bonus statement is on the gateway!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 1-10 years
Posted: 05 February 2020

Ok : If you blood...you got it !!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 05 February 2020

Attention all CSX Management:


It’s going to be an Eye for an Eye,     Just remember that!!!


I’ll be coming for your job!!!!

Name: LocaCmen
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 05 February 2020

I no oft da unoin biznis an I can tale you dare we be gittin 12 purcent
don't wory brothur 

Chex Inda Mial   Twevle pucents     We dida a good yaer

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 05 February 2020

The union representatives suck!! I asked my rep the other day what
percentage of the bonus the engineers were getting. Guess what he
didn’t know. How the hell do you not know. If not knowing shit was part
of the job description you guys have got that one down. You don’t know
shit because your too busy marked off union business not doing shit. I
hate the union and I don’t care the little good they do. They are all
corrupt. I like everyone else with 20 plus years are stuck.

Name: Agreement 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 04 February 2020

Your absolutely correct about the agreement,     How can anyone keep
track of all the side agreements and hand shake agreements that have
taken place,     I blame this on the corruption in our unions,     
They are just as corrupt as the company,     Letting them do whatever
they want, whenever they want.       And they don’t give a shit!!!

Name: localCmen
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 04 February 2020

donut swaet it guys i be oft all weak lik da othur local chiarmen  we
gittin sheet takon car of we no they be wontin da one men crue.   we
anint gona let it hapin  
 
i be oft al weak.  if you gots any cliams just call da payrol and
handle al da sheet and do al da leg work i be watchin da boobtube if
you gots any qeustoins 

BoyCunt wil be n Alatana next mondae

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 04 February 2020

This is why 2 people belong on the Locomotive!!!


Nothing else needs to be discussed!!!


https://smart-union.org/news/conductor-engineer-rescue-wandering-5-year-old-girl-in-minnesota/

Name: WARNING
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 04 February 2020

Brothers


It starting as we speak. You know.... the rumor that csx wants one big
extra board. Avon is rolling out the first test trial. All engineer
extra boards are being combined. All those who aren't qualified to
work all subdivisions will be qualified within 30 days. This will get
them all set up to work the one man crews when they come. Face the
facts. The writing is on the wall. All signs are pointing to the one
man crew. Ask your FRA how easy it will be for them. Ask them how many
short lines have the engineer on the engine by himself while he is
shadowed by a conductor in a vehicle. How about every Geometry train
that is run across the system with the conductor riding in the back car
with the team and the engineer in the locomotive by himself the whole
trip. Bet you never heard anyone filing a complaint about that. Is that
not working as a one man crew in the cab??? It sure the hell is! They
are taking camera down loads of crews in the cabs and creating a case.
LOOK! Conductor wont get down and do his roll by inspections. Look! No
one is calling in problems on the road. LOOK! Conductor is napping.
Look! lazy crew wont call signals! Got no one to blame but the lazy who
are going to cost all the conductor their jobs. You know who you are.
You know its true. Not doing your damn jobs is going to cost everyone
theirs!

Name: UP service Lanes 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 03 February 2020

Looks like about 20 lanes coming back to CSX effective today!!


Click on link below and the spreadsheet.  




https://www.up.com/customers/announcements/intermodal/allintermodal/IM2020-15.html

Name: other
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years
Posted: 03 February 2020

Railroaders


All of you have forgotten several things that are very important.
First, the company is finding ways to get rid of all YM in smaller
yards and making the TM do the work. Making them multi purpose mules.
Some small yard don't have any supervisors in them. They have cameras
and other means of monitoring the yards from some where else.

Now, for the real scam. THE SCHOOL!  The bigger the turn over rate the
better chances of keeping the seats warm in the school. They have not
closed it down officially. There is overhead cost on keeping it open.
We are not sure but there is a good chance they are still getting
government aid/grants to pay for the training of new hired employees.
There is also a good chance they still get aid for hiring on military
service men. We haven't seen much advertising lately on the employee
gateway or in the media with their claims they are the most military
friendly employer but there is no doubt they have an angle there.

As for failures and writing people up, there are legal and liability
reasons. IF the company has a training and safety program in place that
shows the legal system that they are trying their best to prevent
accidents and the employee continues to break those rules no matter how
hard they try to enforce them including instilling fear, then when
someone sues for an injury they have a good case to show it isn't
their fault. If every single employee on the property had a failure
then they would be batting 100% in court. If you are injured and show
up in court and you have a failure in your record, they can show the
ruling judge you are a bad apple! "Your honor, we cant follow every
single employee around and hold their hands. We are doing all we can do
and they just wont follow the rules. This injured employee is a fine
example. Look, he already had a record of breaking the rules!"
So as for stalking and getting a failure rate, it is in their best
interest. It is true that there are some Supervisors who carry a chip
on their shoulder and just gun for someone who stood up to them or made
them look stupid, but these supervisors usually end up stepping on their
man hood in the long run. You also have the times when the company is
trying to downsize and failures are a good way to get that done. Either
way, it is a battle out in the field and they will always head hunt.
They must have failures documented. It shows the FEDS they are taking
corrective action even if a failure is trumped up and the employee
fights it and eventually has it removed.  It is just one big game.
Hiding in the bushes, stalking, rushing and blaming the crew will
always be out there. It is the nature of the railroad beast!

Name: localCmen
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 03 February 2020

ize bout to get called fo da local but wats u kno i gots to be oft fo da
unoin buisnes    we be gitin dat bonos monies and da brotherhood mite
needs to git a hold of a brothor fo some q an a 

so i be oft til next monday if anyones needs somethin 


PeeS Jaimie BoyCunt ia rat basterd mothertrucking no good peice of shet

Name: CN Strike Update Canada
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 03 February 2020

TCRC members ratify new three-year contract with CN
(Source: Teamsters Canada Rail Conference press release, January 31,
2020) 

MONTREAL — Conductors, yard workers and trainpersons employed by
Canadian National Railway (CN) have voted 91.3% to ratify a new 3-year
collective agreement. The over 3,000 workers are represented by the
Teamsters Canada Rail Conference (TCRC). 

The new contract focuses primarily on safety, specifically with regards
to crew fatigue and hours of work. The agreement was reached after an
8-day strike in November last year. 

“We did not get everything we wanted, but we still succeeded in
reaching a fair agreement which will keep the trains running while
improving rail safety. That’s good news for our members, the company
and all Canadians,” said the national president of Teamsters Canada,
François Laporte. 

“We’ve succeeded in getting CN to adjust some of its practices in the
interests of safety. But the core problem of fatigue in the rail
industry can only be resolved through government regulations,” added
the president of the TCRC, Lyndon Isaak. “The issue of fatigue is still
far from resolved.” 

Key points from the new contract

During bargaining, the company sought to strip the collective agreement
of its rest provisions while increasing the workload on conductors. The
union prevented this from occurring.

The company has agreed to a number of changes relating to workplace
safety. Of critical interest are the improvements made to provisions
covering rest and fatigue. 

CN does not recognize rest as a regulatory or safety issue. As such,
when exhausted workers ask to be relieved after working beyond the
10-hour limit set out in the collective agreement, the company would
previously tell workers to “do the work now and file a grievance later”
if they were unhappy. Under the new agreement, the company will waive
the “work-now-grieve-later” policy when fatigued employees seek to book
rest and be relieved, meaning they would not be compelled to continue
working. 

Under the new agreement, to further dissuade the company from violating
the rest provisions set out in the collective agreement, workers will
receive extra compensation when forced to work 30 and 60 minutes into
their rest periods, including train staff and those at railyards.

The agreement sets out shifts as starting and ending at the employee’s
locker facility, or another agreed location, in order to clarify when
workers are on paid time. Previously, the company would count trips to
employee locker facilities as off-duty time, significantly reducing
time available to sleep. Trips to the locker facility can sometimes
take hours, and federal work/rest rules mandate as little 6 to 8 hours
off-duty time between shifts.

Other, non-safety related changes to the agreement include an
industry-standard 8% wage increase over the course of the 3-year
agreement (2.5% / 2.5% / 3%), retroactive to July 23, 2019. Workers
will also receive a taxable $1000 ratification bonus. The health and
welfare plan also saw a series of improvements. 

The union was not able to eliminate the lifetime cap health and welfare
payouts, instead convincing the company to lift the cap from $60,000 to
$75,000. Unless the federal government implements a universal
pharmacare program, this issue will likely come up again in the next
round of bargaining.

The new collective agreement will expire on July 22, 2022.

Acknowledgements

“These fights are never easy. I would like thank the bargaining
committee for their hard work and dedication, and for standing up to
adversity over the course of this 8-day strike,” said Ray Donegan, head
of the union’s bargaining committee.

Teamsters would like to once again thank Prime Minister Justin Trudeau
for respecting workers’ right to strike. The union would also like to
acknowledge Labor Minister Filomena Tassi, Transport Minister Marc
Garneau, and the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service (FMCS).
They were instrumental in helping parties reach an agreement. 

“Ottawa used to routinely violate workers’ right to strike in the rail
sector. But this government remained calm and focused on helping
parties reach an agreement, and it worked,” said François Laporte.

Teamsters represent close to 125,000 workers in Canada in all
industries, including over 16,000 in the rail sector. The International
Brotherhood of Teamsters, with which Teamsters Canada is affiliated, has
1.4 million members in North America.

Monday, February 3, 2020

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 03 February 2020

CSX, other railroads, face potential of millions in damages in dozens of
suits alleging collusion!!




This is no Shock!!


You can only pad the books for so long!!!!


Sounds like Another Enron!!!

Name: conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 03 February 2020

Loco


The crew was out of Avon. The pit hole of railroad union busting. I bet
it you did a serious count with the unions you would find more claims
and discipline charges coming out of that pit!

Name: localCmen
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 02 February 2020

i be oft da unoin buisnes al weakend slong takin care of shet  we be
gettin da bonus monies as soon as BoyCunt  can get oft his knees Mr
Footeslong ben given it him hard

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 02 February 2020

Rumor has it there is a bounty out for Boychuk!!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 1-10 years
Posted: 02 February 2020

When We catch you, and We gonna catch you, violating The Company rules
you will be terminated. HE WHO LAUGHS LAST LAUGHS THE BEST.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 02 February 2020

Boom Boom Boychuk!!!



Just ask his managers at CN about this while they we’re running a box
and lost control of the train!!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 02 February 2020

Where was the crew from that stopped and got something to eat and
drink?


Boychuk was fired from CN!    


Now it’s time he gets fired from CSX!!!

Name: LCmen
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 02 February 2020

Tru story see below

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 02 February 2020

Jamey BoyCunt  sovived tis Primee Alabamer Blak snake. 


Ps I be of da unoin bisness all week slong

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 01 February 2020

Jamie Boy-Chick is a PUNK BITCH who couldn't survive in T&E.  True
story.

Name: !!!!!!
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 01 February 2020

WATCH YOUR ARSS!!!!

Just found this out.  A crew stopped to get something to eat on the way
to recrew a train. There were other incidents that delayed the crew
other than stopping for food. The train outlawed. Supervisors dug into
why the train outlawed and wanted to know why it took so long to get to
the train. To make a long story short, the crew was charged for THEFT! 
No, your not reading this wrong. They were charged for stealing TIME.
Even though the crew did not get any overtime and didn't earn anything
beyond their trip rate, they were charged with theft. THEFT! Not a joke.
There is nothing in writing anywhere that states that no crew member can
not stop for food when heading out to recrew a train. It was stated that
all crew members who recrew trains from their home terminals can eat
before they come in or have food with them from home. Theft is a
serious major charge and trying to fight that charge is certain death.
The crew ran scared and took a waver.  Its getting really deep out here
brothers and the charges are obviously going to get trumped up. BE
WARNED!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 01 February 2020

To whom it may Concern::


Mr. Boychuk and all puppets involved,     Just remember you were not
invincible at the CN and your definitely not going to be invincible at
CSX,!!


Just remember where you all came from!

Name: localCmen
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 01 February 2020

da latust rumor BoyCunt be cumin upto wilard agin i thanks he wonts
sommore of tis Alabamma Blak Snake agin  i mite mis  him tho i be doin
importunt unoin stuf like potin on hear for all da brothers to red

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 01 February 2020

Anybody got the Balls???


I got the Bread.      Want to make some shit happen!!!!!



Get at me!!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 01 February 2020

Them morons in jax gonna centralize yard master jobs there . It will
fell like many more psr ideas. Get a coke and popcorn and watch the
circus show.

Name: LocalCmen
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 01 February 2020

I be oft da Union bisness al weak long.  I be fighting for da
yardmasturs don't worry bout a thang.  We get what yous got cumin.  

Dae gots to dive notice and dae ain't done dat so dae can't do dat
But dae can do dat

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 01 February 2020

There not being bought out , there gone combine the
yardmaster/trainmaster position.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 31 January 2020

Hey danfoss:


What are your sources?

Name: Danfoss
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years
Posted: 31 January 2020

Rumor merges floating around big time again. Once all the plans and
regions are in place at csx they will merge with up. UPSX looks like
it's going too happen after all clear as the nose on your face what's
going on. Safe your pennies Men.

Name: Jamie Boychuk
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 31 January 2020

Just letting you all know I've restructured the company again so I can
fire more of you. The part I didn't tell you in my announcement is
that I have promoted myself and given myself a salary increase of 2.2
million a year. Thank you all! I deserve it.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 31 January 2020

So now we are going to a North and a South Region,      Lots of changes
taking place!!    

Somebody has a plan!!!!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Crew Dispatcher, for 30+ years
Posted: 31 January 2020

1 person train crews will happen in 2021.. You know it is sad but true.

Name: LocalCmen
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 30 January 2020

Takes alots of da monie too buy dis man outof da job  I be oft da unoin
buisnes  for maybe fiv daeys ofda weak  I gets payed eery day u can
beleve dat 


PeeS dae can do dat two 

Thinks  fo votin a brothur inda ofuce

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years
Posted: 30 January 2020

Wow,   A company that actually cares about their employees and takes
care of them!!!


CSX maybe you should take Note!!!! And take care of ALL of your
employees!!!



Delta Air Lines employees will receive profit-sharing bonuses next
month that are equivalent to an additional two months of pay, the
company announced Jan. 21. All eligible employees will get a check next
month for 16.6 percent of their annual salary. ... They deserve all the
credit,"

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 30 January 2020

“ so she can’t sperm Jack you””


Funnier than F**K!!!!!!!

Name: Safe freight act HR 1748
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 30 January 2020

BLET pursues two-person crew bill in New York
INDEPENDENCE, Ohio, January 30 — The Brotherhood of Locomotive
Engineers and Trainmen (BLET) is mobilizing its members in the State of
New York to lobby in favor of a statewide two-person crew bill. Earlier
this month, Senate Bill S7151 was introduced by Sen. Timothy M. Kennedy
(D-63) and a companion bill, A9090, was introduced in the State Assembly
by Assemblyman William Magnarelli (D-129). 

Brother William J. Fleischmann, Chairman of the BLET New York State
Legislative Board, thanked Senator Kennedy and Assemblyman Magnarelli
for introducing and sponsoring the bill. Brother Fleischman noted that
Senator Kennedy serves as Chairman of the State’s Transportation
Committee while Assemblyman Magnarelli serves as Chairman of the
Assembly Transportation Committee. 

The bills would mandate that all freight trains have at least two
persons on the train: a certified locomotive engineer and a certified
conductor. The Senate Bill reads in part: 

“This bill is intended to protect New Yorkers by requiring trains and
light engines carrying freight within New York to be operated with a
crew of no less than two members. This bill is intended to protect not
only the public, but railroad workers as well. In recent years, new
technology has made railroads safer; however nothing can replace an
extra set of eyes and ears when it comes to public safety. It is nearly
impossible for a single operator in an emergency situation to properly
assess the situation, secure the train, and notify police, fire and
other necessary officials all at once. Currently, the federal
government and other states are working on ways to increase railroad
safety, and at this point, nearly 20 states have introduced or enacted
minimum crew legislation. Requiring two-person crews is a
straightforward way of ensuring the safety of our railways here in New
York State.” 

Brother Fleischmann is urging all BLET members living in the state of
New York, along with their friends and family members, to get involved
and to speak with their Senators and Representatives personally about
these bills. 

To find your New York State Senator’s phone number, click on the “Find
your Senator” page at: https://www.nysenate.gov/find-my-senator and
enter your address, city/town and zip code.

To find your New York State Assemblyman’s phone number, click on the
“Find your Assemblyman” page at: https://nyassembly.gov/mem/search and
enter your address, city/town and zip code.

In 2019, state governors in Illinois, Nevada and Colorado signed
two-person crew bills into law in an effort to make train operations in
their states as safe as possible. 

You may not actually speak with your Senator or Assemblyman, so ask for
the staff member who handles labor or transportation issues. Please be
respectful to them, just as you would if speaking with your Senator or
Assemblyman personally. Tell them that you would like them to
co-sponsor S7151 in the Senate or A9090 in the House, and let them know
that safe freight operations depend on two certified crew members to
ensure the safety of train movements and timely responses to
emergencies when they occur.

Name: Watch dog
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for N/A
Posted: 30 January 2020

NOTICE!!!!!  Attempt to abolish YM unions. 
             Unfair trainee pay/furlough
             New claim tactics for denial


Many railroads yardmasters are not union contract employees. They are
managers. CSX wants them gone. Wants to be able to put their YM on the
street the same as any other manager. Get ready for a battle because it
is coming!

Newly marked up new hires are not to be furloughed while there are
trainees on the property. It has been happening. Put in a claim with
your unions for every single day a new hire is on the property earning
a wage from Csx while you sit at home without a job. You will not have
the time to claim railroad unemployment so your going to need to find
another job until it gets fixed. Only the most senior furloughed man
will get his claim paid. If there is more than one trainee still
getting paid by Csx to train and work then more than one furloughed man
can put in a claim. It is done by seniority order.

New hires....expect to have your pay to be screwed up and your
information a mess in regards of what you are considered qualified on.
It is important that you check your qualification information as soon
as you mark up. It will have mistakes in it. They will call you for
jobs that you were never trained on and they will verbally threaten you
with a miss call or refusal to work if you don't take the job. Stand
your ground. Do not let them intimidate you and scare you into working
a job that you never got qualified on. When they do this file an ethics
charge and notify the FRA of the act.

Through freight line of road crews.... Labor relations is coming up
with new and more unique ways of denying claims. The latest is just
laughable. If you put in a claim for handling cars not pertaining to
your train after being forced to do extra work when coming into your
terminal when yarding your train or after you have put your cars away,
they are stating on earning statements that the car numbers you
submitted on your claim as not in your train is not ADEQUATE
information because many crews get more than one work order and
submitting just your original work order without those cars in it is
not enough proof. In other words, these idiots are saying that your
single work order is a joke and could be inadequate and missing car
info. They are insinuating that the extra cars you handled could have
been on your SECOND WORK ORDER and you just didn't submit this info. 
No one gets more than one work order for their train in and out of
terminal. We don't know nor have we ever heard of anyone being issued 
more than one work order for their train. This is just another jacked up
way to deny and stall claims. Why in the hell would anyone get a second
work order to handle other cars after arriving at their terminal. They
are accusing you of submitting false information. They are saying that
you are deliberately not submitting all your paper work just to try and
push an invalid claim through. They are suggesting you are a liar and a
cheat. They are suggesting that you are deliberately withholding work
order information that would have those cars you claim you improperly
handled and this my friend is again suggesting that you are a
liar!!!!!

 If this happens to you, file an ethics complaint and go onto the
employee gateway and create a case with labor relations. Pay roll has
nothing to do with this kind of deliberate stall tactic. This comes
from labor relations. Turn in all your paperwork to your local chairman
who should immediately fax it to the General chairman's office. Make
sure you have your original work order and a copy of your time ticket.
Your time ticket will show the amount of cars handled for your train.
If you are a conductor submitting  the claim you can get a statement
from your engineer if he used PTC as to what information was put into
the system. If he is using the trip optimizer, they can  back up the
information about your train when they built the profile. You can also
talk to the YM of your yard if you have one or call customer service to
get an exact time that the extra cars you handled where shown as arrived
in the terminal. They may not want to give you this because we all know
that trains are often shown arrived before they actually are but this
is not your problem. Have them give you the time they showed arrived
and in what track in a print out. If they will not, push to get a copy
of the scan of the cars arriving. If the cars were brought in by a crew
using an onboard this info will be available through customer service as
well.

It is a real shame that any union member has to go to this extent to
prove they are not liars and are submitting true and factual
information. Stealing and providing false information is a Major
offense with CSX and is grounds for dismissal. No one sitting in an
office is exempt from this behavior. This tactic is not an accident.
All brothers need to start taking this level of union agreement busting
to the mat. Charges need to be filed against the guilty parties. It is
time for you to start thinking out side of the box. You do not have to
stick to the standard format of filing claims. It is your duty as an
employee of CSX to report any unethical behavior of anyone in any
department. It is time for you to start using your heads and start
creating paper trails of illegal behavior! Do not be afraid to gather
all the information you need to prove your innocence.

Oh, don't forget that there are scans from the defect detectors that
can verify your axle count that will coincide with your work order. We
all know that many routes have bad readers and they will try and use
this malfunction to cover their butts in court if it comes to this, but
they must submit the tapes from the readers. It wont do them any good
because not every single reader you go over will be off count. This is
another reason every single crew should be reporting to the dispatcher
on every single trip each reader that is giving off false information.
Again, there are several avenues all crews can use to prove the exact
amount of cars that they handled in their originating train. Do not be
afraid to go after that information! The company is expecting you to be
stupid and not think outside of the box!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Yard Master, for 20-30 years
Posted: 30 January 2020

Heard rumors of yardmasters being bought out!

Name: Checking
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 29 January 2020

Any talks of buy outs? Both unions at the table negotiating. What’s the
talk?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 29 January 2020

Who on here gots the Nuts to start making heads roll,     From the Top
down,       Anybody got the balls???

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 29 January 2020

UP along with CSX to reopen intermodal lanes that were cut last year!!!




https://www.supplychaindive.com/news/union-pacific-to-reopen-almost-60-lanes/571256/

Name: LocalCmen
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 29 January 2020

Be done n da jackvilll wit al da uper managurs oft da unoin biusnass 
eat good an dunk good gots me too mo weaks of da vacatiun  fo free on
da bak of da bruthor hood I be very thinfull  da unoins be good tome
anda families    It be wendae i be oft da unoins bixnezz til next
toosday or so calls me if yo needs representatoin


PeeSs. Dae can do dat

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 20-30 years
Posted: 29 January 2020

The Real Scoop for new, future employees and the public in General :csx
is not and employer now for those seeking long term employment. The
GOAL is to run a r.r. without  employees. In pursuit of this GOAL,
management cultivates and environment that breeds resentment,and chaos.
Work discipline,pride in workmanship,and ethics will do nothing for you
at csx. Fraud,lies,employee discipline and intimidation are the tools
of the trade at csx. You will be stressed,you will be asked/ required
to make calls wide right of federal,state, and there on corporate
policy.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 29 January 2020

Foote and Harris are on their way out,       They have sucked the life
out of this company ,      I’m hearing they will be out by end of
March!

Name: S Freight act HR 1748
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 28 January 2020

Trains' braking technology raises debate on crew sizes
This year&#x2019;s scheduled completion of a $15 billion automatic
railroad braking system will bolster the industry&#x2019;s argument for
eliminating one of the two crew members in most locomotives. But labor
groups argue that single-person crews would make trains more accident
prone. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson, File)
OMAHA, Neb. -- The railroad industry is hoping this year's scheduled
completion of an automatic railroad braking system will bolster its
argument to reduce the number of crew members in most trains from two
to one. But labor groups argue that such a reduction would make trains
more accident-prone.
The $15 billion braking system, known as positive train control, is
aimed at reducing human error by automatically stopping trains in
certain situations, such as when they're in danger of colliding,
derailing because of excessive speed, entering tracks under maintenance
or traveling the wrong direction because of switching mistakes.

"Technology, in the form of positive train control, does a lot of the
work -- virtually all of the work -- that a conductor does sitting in
the cab," said Union Pacific Chief Executive Officer Lance Fritz.

For that reason, the industry says there is no need for more than one
crew member to operate a train -- a key issue in contract talks with
railroad unions that began in November. Railroads tried unsuccessfully
to reduce crew size in previous contract talks.
"I'm 100% confident that we would not go down this path if we
weren't certain that fewer people in the cab of the locomotive had no
impact on safety," Fritz said.
Labor groups, however, argue that conductors provide a crucial safety
backup in the cab to help monitor conditions and the train. The groups
also say the automatic braking system isn't perfect.
"Positive train control only keeps trains from wrecking in certain
circumstances. There is still a need for a second man in the crew,"
said Ron Kaminkow, an Amtrak engineer who serves as general secretary
of the labor advocacy group Railroad Workers United.
During a cross-country rail journey, the engineer is at the train's
controls, calling out signals and taking directives from dispatchers.
All of that is built into positive train control, according to Fritz.
But Kaminkow, who worked for freight railroads earlier in his career,
said having a conductor in the cab helps guard against fatigue when
engineers and conductors are working irregular shifts with early start
times or are facing inclement weather.
SAVING LIVES
The National Transportation Safety Board says more than 150 train
crashes since 1969 could have been prevented by positive train control,
which was required under a 2008 law enacted after a commuter train
collided head-on with a freight train near Los Angeles, killing 25
people and injuring more than 100.
The braking system uses GPS, wireless communication and computers to
monitor train position and speed, and it can give commands to
engineers. Regulators say the system could have prevented the December
2017 derailment of an Amtrak passenger train in Washington state that
killed three passengers and injured 57 people.
The automatic braking system is scheduled to be in place on most rail
lines by the end of the year. The major freight railroads have the
system in place on most of their networks and are now working to ensure
all their systems work with the systems on other railroads.
Railroads may decide to keep two crew members on some trains if they
know there will be a need to change switches or split out groups of
cars at destinations along the route, so it's not immediately clear
how many of the thousands of conductor jobs could be eliminated.
Right now with two crew members, if a train has to stop because a
problem has been detected, a conductor can walk the length of the train
to help identify and address the problem while the engineer remains in
the cab. A conductor can also split a train apart if a crossing needs
to be opened for emergency responders
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But if only one person is aboard, that sole worker cannot leave the
locomotive without setting brakes all along the train to ensure it does
not roll away.
MOBILE CONDUCTORS
The solution railroads have proposed for that kind of work is to have
conductors stationed in trucks along the route who can respond to
problems.
"Conductors play an important role outside of the locomotive, and
their work still needs to be accomplished by someone on the ground,"
Fritz said.
Still, it's not clear how long it might take for help to arrive on
remote stretches of rail lines in rugged, rural territory. Railroad
safety consultant Sheldon Lustig worries about the prospect of long
delays when a single worker has to wait for backup. It could mean rail
crossings being blocked for long periods of time, which hurts emergency
response times in affected communities.
"I think there is a trade-off, and it leans in favor of having at
least two people in the cab," Lustig said.
The railroads' argument to use a single worker, however, is bolstered
by federal regulators' decision not to address the issue. Last year,
the Federal Railroad Administration dropped its proposal to require
two-person crews on freight railroads because it said the safety data
didn't support such a rule.
The major railroads and several safety experts believe that operating
trains with just one person can be safe. Already, dozens of short-line
railroads operate some trains with a single crew member, although their
operations can differ greatly from the major freight railroads.
"The data is clear: The safety benefits of having the second person
are trivial," DePaul University professor Joseph Schwieterman said.
Once railroads successfully implement the braking system and can stop
trains remotely, the advances might open the door to one day operating
trains entirely by remote control or with robots, said David Clarke,
director of the University of Tennessee's Center for Transportation
Research. Existing remote-control systems at U.S. railroads are
currently limited to use in rail yards.
"I think it's debatable whether there are safety issues. One person
can operate the train, and there are ways to deal with the alertness
factors," Clarke said. "My viewpoint is we could operate the train
remotely, and that may be where we are going."
Business on 01/28/2020

Name: Safe freight act HR 1748 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 28 January 2020

Rail Unions Announce Bargaining Dates, Other Information

The major rail carriers in the U.S. exchanged "Section 6 Notices"
last November 1st. Now the carriers and the myriad rail unions have
scheduled bargaining sessions with the carrier umbrella group, the
National Carriers Conference Committee (NCCC). All railroad workers
should pay close attention as this process progresses. There is a lot
at stake. If your union has not set up some sort of website or other
way to communicate with the rank & file, demand that they do so!

SMART-TD ANNOUNCES NATIONAL BARGAINING TEAM AND DATES
PUBLISHED: JANUARY 14, 2020
NORTH OLMSTED, Ohio — The team negotiating the next National Rail
Contract which will affect more than 40,000 SMART Transportation
Division members has been finalized by the union’s leadership.

The team will be led by TD President Jeremy Ferguson with the
assistance of Vice Presidents Brent Leonard; John J. Whitaker III;
Chadrick Adams; Jamie C. Modesitt; Joe M. Lopez and David B. Wier Jr.

Also part of the team are five General Chairpersons, Mike LaPresta
(BNSF); Gary Crest (Union Pacific); Roger Crawford (Illinois Central);
Thomas Gholson (Norfolk Southern) and Christopher Bartz (yardmasters).

“We are prepared to do whatever it takes to get the most out of this
round of national contract talks,” President Ferguson said. “It will be
a challenging process and it could be quite contentious at times.
However, we on the negotiating team are confident that as we work
through the process we can achieve a positive result.”

The opening meeting of negotiations is scheduled for February 26 and 27
in Washington, D.C., with talks occurring in Cleveland, Omaha,
Washington, D.C. and Chicago, as the year progresses.

SMART-TD is part of a Coordinated Bargaining Coalition that consists of
it and nine other unions representing rail labor. Carriers BNSF, CSX,
Kansas City Southern, Canadian National, Norfolk Southern, Soo Line,
Union Pacific and numerous smaller railroads are represented by the
National Carriers’ Conference Committee (NCCC) during negotiations.

In related news, CSXT will not be part of national bargaining, except
for health and welfare issues. For the wages and rules portion,
SMART-TD and CSX have agreed to begin bargaining locally on behalf of
trainmen starting Jan. 21, 2020.

A joint meeting for the negotiating parties regarding facilitated
bargaining is scheduled in Jacksonville, Fla., on January 22 and 23.

Additional meeting dates for these negotiations are currently under
discussion, and a tentative schedule will be set in the near future.
Neither the SMART-TD nor CSX have exchanged any proposals, and an
agenda for the subjects to be discussed during these contract talks,
which are separate from the National Rail Contract negotiations, has
yet to be finalized.

Name: localCmen
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 28 January 2020

Update on da Boycunt and Wilard 

I be oft da unoin buisnes dat dae him an him bitches showed dare ugli
mugs up at da Wilard office BoyCunt went first and suked tis Alabama
Blak snake.  i thinked him foe da bonus moneis. he tanked me and
procided on da way out.  

have  a good dae i be oft da unoin buisnes all weak

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 26 January 2020

Hey Boychuck and Puppets,


Instead of going around from Place to Place and cutting jobs,     Why
don’t you make yourselves useful and go get CSX some more business!!  


Just a thought you Has Beens!!!!

Name: Bang Bang Boychuck
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 26 January 2020

Let’s blow up another train and kill some more bang bang Boychuck.
That’s what your good at. Good ole bang bang, only cares about money,
shame on you bang bang boycunt

Name: Sweetheart
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 10-20 years
Posted: 26 January 2020

Go ahead sweetheart make that money , the stress will kill you first ,
but I will still be here to spend your retirement, thanks and good
night , I’m gone sit here on the couch all day , I don’t need Fmla .

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 26 January 2020

Goodnite sweetheart well it's time too go....lean mean freight moving
money making machine!!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 26 January 2020

Looks like the FRA is eating their own words!!      Crooked Bastards!!!




https://smart-union.org/news/fra-report-blows-hole-in-arguments-against-two-person-freight-crews/

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 26 January 2020

Watch your back boys,     The mission is about to go down,      Gonna
start taking people out 1 by 1,        So you piss any Trainmasters,   
   Better watch your Ass real close!!     

It’s all out war!!!!




Been around the world twice. Talked to everyone once. Seen two whales
fuck, been to three world faires. And I even know a man in Thailand
with a wooden cock. I pushed more peeter, more sweeter and more
completer than any other peter pusher around. I'm a hard bodied, hairy
chested, rootin' tootin' shootin', parachutin' demolition double cap
crimpin' frogman. There ain't nothin' I can't do. No sky too high,
no sea too rough, no muff too tough. Been a lot of lessons in my life.
Never shoot a large caliber man with a small caliber bullet. Drove all
kinds of trucks. 2by's, 4by's , 6by's and those big mother fuckers
that bend and go 'Shhh Shhh' when you step on the brakes. Anything in
life worth doing is worth overdoing. Moderation is for cowards. I'm a
lover, I'm a fighter, I'm a UDT Navy SEAL diver. I'll wine, dine,
intertwine, and sneak out the back door when the refueling is done. So
if you're feeling froggy, then you better jump, because this
frogman's been there, done that and is going back for more. Cheers
boys.

Name: I use to stop for Donuts
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 25 January 2020

Where’s that fat POS Berry at.  I hope all you guys and gals never
forget the real man that works amongst us.

Name: Ape
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 25 January 2020

Brothers


Foot and lung- Dumb ass

moron with multiple personalities.... just hang yourself. Even upper
management are getting sick of seeing your stupid dumb ass post.

Fake TM.... personality of poser with multiple personalities.


Anyone find out the name of this last guy on the board of directors
still tied into the hedge fund?
Whats up with boychuk and his leaving soon?
Extra boards are being combined all over the system. God help all of us
if they are trying this idea of making one big extra board for everyone
in each terminal. Where the hell is the seniority in that???
Another crew threatened with delay of train charges after management
screwed the pooch! Start taking notes brothers. Turn in harassment
statements to the LC along with notes of what went down!

Watch for YM doing yard work. Still got men furloughed and work should
be done by utility men. NOT YARDMASTERS
Watch supervisors. Make sure they aren't doing our work. 5 day penalty
claim for them doing our work. Turn it in to the GC office. Fax them a
copy and give a copy to your LC!
Don't let them screw you out of your lunch break. Put the frickin
claims in and quit crying about it if you don't have some balls.
You got medical condition that requires you need to eat tell them and
if they keep you out there and you fall out it will be$$$$$$$$!

Put your claims in. It doesn't matter if they don't pay them. What
matters is, if you know they are legit and the union sits on them for
months at a time you can start documenting the lack of representation
you are getting. Things don't start getting better then its time to
start looking for other representation. We don't have to have the
UTU/SMART representing us. Its our federal right to chose other
representation. If you never put claims in you cant say the union
isn't doing anything for you. This year is the year that some real
balls need to be pulled out! Its now or never.

Name: Lunger 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 25 January 2020

I thinks I’ve gotten da black lung from watchen  all dem coal trains
come by, reckon I’ll mark of tonight I started coughen .

Name: LocalCmen
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 24 January 2020

I be postin earleir n da weak dat bonus moneis be at da 100% purcent  
Cumdcutors dot be jelli. I be oft da unoin business's til teusdae  if
anibodies need tobe gitten ahold of a bruther

Name: Foot & mouth 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 24 January 2020

This just in fat engineers get 5% bonus , if your in a healthy weight
range 8 % bonus. Conductors are screwed either way , we gotta listen to
y’all cry about your bonus .

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 24 January 2020

5 foundations of Precision Railroading in order of Importance number 1
valuing and developing Employees. number 2 Operating Safely. Number 3
Improving customer service. Number 4 controlling cost. Number 5
optimizing Asset utilization.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 24 January 2020

Why isn’t someone reporting this to the Securities and Exchanging
commission or whoever to start  an investigation,     Something has to
be done ASAP!!!


This is Fraud to the max!!!

Name: na
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for N/A
Posted: 24 January 2020

Fact


Boychuk is supposedly Csx's new boy wonder who can crunch numbers,
reduce waste(cutting jobs) and doesn't care who he cuts down in his
path to do it. Has a reputation of being cold and will fire you in a
heart beat if you don't make his books look good. I just hope he has a
good connection in a law firm. If the manipulated numbers and spread
sheets ever get audited by an outside firm he will have a lot to
explain. Someone had to be keeping the companies head above water while
it was being bled dry by the hedge fund and the question is how did they
do it. There has to be checks and balances and things are not adding up
on the outside. Selling off little pieces of assets here and there is
nickel and dime stuff. There were big losses, especially in the coal
sector. Crude oil trains have darn near disappeared rolling out of the
yards. Grain is moving but we're not seeing near enough. A lot of auto
racks. Still, not moving the freight like it was 10 years ago.

Name: Fact
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 30+ years
Posted: 24 January 2020

https://kulwar.blogspot.com/2007/08/jamie-boychuk-cn-superintendent.html








 Name: Rock kicker
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 24 January 2020

Who is Boychuck that he's got y'all stirred up?  Is he a manager or
something?

Name: localCmen
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 24 January 2020

it be friday agian  i be oft d unoin buisnees til monday or da teusday 
maenwhle Boycunt is gonna be suking this Lc oft todae in willerd

Name: up
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 24 January 2020

Fritzkreig is cutting 3000 at the up SUXS..2020... burn in hades PSR
railroading and wallstreet.

Name: Safe freight act HR 1748
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 23 January 2020

1. Protect the TWO MAN CREW BILL (HR 1748 Safe Freight Act) It’s about
public safety and jobs. 
2. Go to SMART-UNION.org/td 
Click on the Red button support two person crews on the right side of
division home page. 
2.  Enter contact info ( this is needed to direct the email to your
member of congress. 
3. Click Send. The pre-drafted my essage will be sent directly to your
member of congress. 
4. This effects railroad retirement, retired railroaders, current
railroaders there’s even a spot for the general public to make there
voice be heard. Please take action there is 175,000 conductors and
59,000 engineers that need this support not to mention public safety at
risk. 
5. safety of the crews and the public must come first!



 You have all got this wrong when it come to 2 man crew verses one man
crew. The airlines have had autopilot for years but still have two and
3 people in the cockpit. If Boeing has taught us anything technology
fails. It’s all the workers do is worry about losing jobs.  Its common
sense thousands of railroad workers will lose their jobs if all the
railroads are allowed to go to 1 man crews. That's an issue you need
to take up with Politicians !  They claims they are creating jobs then
let him do something
about people keeping the ones they have!
This is about safety. This is about saving lives. Not just crew lives
but the American people as well. Railroads preach safety every single
day.
Its in their rule books and in their advertising. Its 24 hour a day
safety...safety....safety. Well let them put their money where their
mouths are. Pay for safety. Keep 2 men in the cab.
Just like GM shutting down 5 plants putting 15,000 people out of work
and pay there CEO 22 million. CSX on the other hand lost 41% of the
business once Hunter Harrison took over cutting out almost half the
work force from 27893 people down to 15,362 people system wide and they
paid him 385 million only to pass away 8 months later!
With everything going automated from self check out lanes does anyone
profit except share holders and CEOs!!!!
The public has no idea what we deal with. Tell your neighbors about
how
many cars we hit and people are killed every year when they are hit by
trains. Explain to them how the engineer is in the cab calling the
dispatcher and getting 911 called. He is taking care of anything that
may be wrong with the locomotive. He stays with the train. Tell them
how the conductor gets down and rushes to the vehicle to see if he can
possibly save a life. Maybe a baby is in the car and needs to be
helped
or maybe the parents can be removed and need CPR. Maybe he can comfort
someone who is dying or in shock or screaming because they are
severely
injured . Tell them about how we hit live stock and large deer. Tell
them how people love to put junk on the tracks. Shopping carts,
bicycles, steel barrows, wheelchairs and even abandoned cars. Tell them
about how many trees we hit a year and do extensive damage to the
locomotive. The engineer stays with the locomotives and assess the
damage and does what is necessary to radio dispatchers for help while
the conductors gets down and removes debris and check the rest of the
train for any damage or signs of derailment. Tell them about the
territory that is in the middle of TIM BUCK TWO!  The places where no
one can get to you fast unless you have a helicopter. How will they go
bathroom now without two people to keep the train going down the tracks
unless they have to stop not blocking crossings or take lunch. Tell them
how radios don't always work in remote locations. Telemetry drops out
and communication is lost. How many times does a conductor have to go
back
and trouble shoot another unit after alarms are going off. The
engineer
keeps the train rolling the best he can while the conductor checks the
computers and checks to see if it is loading. Tell them about the
blind
curves that only one crew member can see around when your approaching
public crossings or trees that block signals so that only one crew
member can see them until you get the train right on top of them. Tell
them about wash outs from floods, and heat warped rail and fog so
thick
you cant see a foot in front of you. SO WHAT IF YOU GOT PTC!!  PTC
does
not tell you if a car in stopped on the tracks or a tree is across it
or a person is walking in the tracks or there is 5 inches of water
over
the rail! Tell them how crew members have been attacked and some have
even been killed by gang thugs and trespassers. A single man has no
chance in  these situations. It is better to have someone else
with you to keep watch when working in bad areas and ghetto rail
yards.
The list goes on and on. Tell them how the company took away the right
of the crew members to take a power nap. One crew member is supposed
to
call stopped every 15 minutes while they are waiting on line of road.
As
long as someone is awake and doing this and paying attention there is
no
reason on god green earth while a tired crew member cant take a 20
minute power nap. Tell them how crews are run into the ground and some
are called out every 10 hours around the clock. They work all hours of
the day and night and most have no weekends off. The company wont even
let them have a power nap. What is going to happen when there is only
1
man on the train by himself and he is just plain worn out or is sick
and
afraid to take a day off because of the companies new attendance
policy
which is just absolutely insane. People come to work sick all the
time.
Vomiting, diarrhea, fevers and the flu doesn't stop them because they
are in fear of losing their jobs. How is a sick man who is all by
himself going to be able to make a full run safely and without risking
his life or the publics when he doesn't have his other crew member to
help keep him alert. The engineer has many roles and duties as well as
the conductor. There are times when something happens that it is a
must
for an engineer to be on board and ready to take instructions while
the
conductor handles the rest of the responsibilities.  There are so many
things that go into railroading and running trains that the public
doesn't know a thing about. 
THIS ONE MAN CREW IDEA IS THE MOST UNSAFE AND IRRESPONSIBLE IDEA that
has ever been brought forward in the history of the railroad
industry. 
And for what? To save a dollar. To line someone's pockets. To make
someone rich. Who care who gets killed. If you think crossings are
blocked now imagine if there was only one man and had to wait on
someone to cut a crossing!Who care about the destruction
to family lives. I don't know about you but I sure do and so should
every person in America!
Also if you haven’t seen it check out this YouTube video
https://youtu.be/atfY4tiyMz8

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Name: 
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Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 23 January 2020

What’s the strike ballots for????   And what will happen

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 23 January 2020

Mr. Boychuk and Entourage, 


Your and your puppet entourage keep rolling around in your white van
from place to place and keep cutting jobs, and yelling at co-workers
like your doing,        There is  special place in Hell for all of you
right next to Mr. Harrison.     


Bring your crew and try us 1 on 1 and see what goes down!!


You all make me sick!!  Chicken shit pieces of Human Waste



Trainmasters-    “ yes sir Mr. Boychuk I’ll do whatever you tell me”

Name: Conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 23 January 2020

Brothers


Just ignore that moron poster. Waste of space. Probably doesn't even
know that guys wife. What a loser.


So csx finally came to their senses and got rid of the stupid hoodie
and hoods rule. Made people suffer in the pouring down rain getting
soaked for what. Just to show that once again they don't think things
through with common sense before they come up with a new rule? 

Watch your back brothers. Boychuk is breathing down the TMs necks to
get the trains out on time. The boys are going to start passing the
buck off on the crews and if you dont make the departing time that they
want they are threatening a delay of train charge. Just did it to a crew
and charged them with a MAJOR!  That's bullshit and it doesn't warrant
a Major charge. If they want to play that way then we all need to
document every single minute we work. EVERY SINGLE what, where and when
move that we make. Note every stupid move that delayed you and what
supervisors where responsible for it. It's game time. No doubt there
is going to be retaliation against all of us for the engineers sending
out strike ballots. We all know where that is going to go but you can 
bet your arss that the Jacksonville hitlers will start trying to get
even. Start documenting for cases of excessive discipline.  Its coming
again! If we get enough information collected showing that it isn't
the crews causing the delays we can send it to the board of directors
and let them decide who is the responsible party! 
Word is that they have YMs doing a lot of conductor work. Make sure you
document it. These YM should be documenting co-mingled service and
getting separate tickets for being out in the field doing conductor
work. Its happening people. Let the union know every time it happens.
You got guys furloughed and YM doing ground work. Just goes to show the
rumor might be true that they are trying to abolish the YM unions.
Making them work both classification of jobs at once. I wouldn't want
to be a YM subject to be sent out in the yard every time I show up to
work. Screw that!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 22 January 2020

What the bonus going be?????

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 22 January 2020

3750 dollars ain't much for putting up with y'alls dumb ass train
bastards..

Name: Your mamma
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 22 January 2020

Engineer Bonus will be minus 5 percent you gotta pay them back for all
the run through switches and human factors all you dumb fucks caused

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 22 January 2020

It’s just a matter of time and this same exact thing is gonna happen at
CSX...............



https://youtu.be/fMD9XUbFqSc

Name: localCmen
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 22 January 2020

be onda look out their're be a safety blitz inda evanville area todeay
or tomorow  110% purcent cumpliance   i be oft da unoin buisnes if
anyone ned to gets ahold of me tanks and have a nice csx safe day

Name: Safe freight act HR 1748
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 22 January 2020

THE LATEST NEWS 

 The Highball Winter 2020
PSR Threatens to Gut America’s Freight Rail System
Statement from the Transportation Trades Department of the AFL-CIO
Policy Statement No. F19-03 Adopted October 29, 2019
Since the first U.S. freight trains departed from Baltimore nearly 200
years ago, the freight rail industry has served as the backbone of
domestic commerce, providing reliable, safe and responsive service and
in the process creating and sustaining good union jobs. The success of
the rail industry is premised on the fair treatment and utilization of
its frontline workforce, balanced economic regulations and an
expectation that rail- roads will meet their service obligations.
Unfortunately, the introduction of an operating model known as
Precision Scheduled Railroading (PSR) threatens to weaken these
conditions and undermines our freight rail industry.
Freight railroads today are generating record revenues and operating at
high levels of efficiency. But for some, these profits are not enough.
To satisfy their outsized needs, short-term investors and hedge fund
managers have forced PSR on large segments of the freight rail
industry. This decision is not based on what is best for customers,
workers, or even the long-term needs of the industry - it is about
satisfying what Transporta- tion and Infrastructure Committee Chairman
Peter DeFazio described as the “Wall Street Jackals” who now dominate
this sector.
Whereas carriers once sought to accommodate shippers’ unique
requirements and schedules, PSR dictates that rail cars operate on a
set and often arbitrary schedule, arriving and departing at specific
times regardless of the needs of its customers. PSR proponents claim
that this im- proves train velocity—how quickly they can move trains
from one location to another. However, we know the ultimate goal of PSR
is to cut every possible corner and to slash every penny out of a
capital-intensive industry that needs a long-term perspective to
survive.
Mass layoffs have been a disturbing and central component of PSR
operations. In just the first two years after CSX implemented this
model, the carrier fired 22% of its equipment maintenance workers, 16%
of its train crews and 11% of its maintenance-of-way employees. In a
2018 inter- view, Union Pacific’s CEO proudly stated that, “We’re in
the process of eliminating about 500 jobs [and] there’s more of that to
come.” Railroads may want us to believe these workers are extraneous,
but it has become clear that reductions are simply about cutting costs,
even if those cuts result in the degradation of safety. Workers who
remain have been forced to do more with less, and are faced with
discipline or dismissal if they refuse to comply. The consequences of
these choices are no longer hypothetical. As carriers that have
prescribed to PSR run fewer trains, under- staffed shop craft
facilities are reporting increasingly idle locomotives and equipment,
but lack the workforce to keep the equipment in a state of good repair.
In some cases, carriers are closing facilities entirely, increasing the
workload for employees elsewhere who are already overwhelmed.
Carriers are also compensating for reduced staffing by requiring
remaining employees to perform work outside their craft in addition to
fulfilling their regular duties. At best, this may involve employees
performing tasks with which they are not experienced. At worst,
employees may be forced to do work for which they are not qualified.
Furthermore, rather than maintaining appropriate staffing levels,
carriers are mandating overtime for workers who are already stretched
thin. In an industry where fatigue is a constant risk factor, exposing
employees to additional fatigue by asking them to work longer and
faster while performing multiple jobs is a recipe for disaster.
When TCU and IAM conducted a membership survey on the impacts of PSR,
the answers painted a deeply disturbing picture of day-to-day opera-
tions. One responding machinist reported being sent, by himself, to
work with dangerous and heavy equipment that once required two workers,
and expressing fear that no one would know to call for help if he was
injured. A carman wrote that at his yard, management now demands brake
inspections be performed at the extraordinary and unsafe pace of just
60 seconds per car. Employees of both crafts say critical safety rules
de- signed to protect employees from being hit by equipment are being
ignored in the name of speed. Numerous employees stated that re-shift
safety briefings - a common industry practice - are being eliminated in
order to better utilize man-hours. And commonly, carmen are being forced
to ig- nore FRA defects. One consistent theme emerged throughout the
responses: railroads value getting trains moving and moving quickly
above all else, including safety.
Rail carriers are also increasingly turning to longer and heavier
“PSR-optimized” trains to increase efficiency. A recent GAO report
found average train length has increased by approximately 25 percent
since 2008, and carriers are regularly operating trains up to three
miles long. Frontline workers told GAO they are not receiving adequate
training on how to safely operate these longer trains. And current rail
networks are simply not designed for trains of this magnitude, which
risks delays to both freight and passenger service. Furthermore, local
communities are not included in discussions about the use of longer
trains in their jurisdictions that often block grade crossings and can
make it difficult for emergency person- nel to respond if an incident
does occur. The FRA has failed to address the substantial safety
challenges these operations present.
In fact, the FRA has done nothing at all to address PSR’s effect on
safety. Recently, on a private conference call to FRA employees, a
senior staff member dismissed PSR issues as mere “hiccups.” Yet, FRA’s
own data shows far more than just a hiccup. Derailments, fatalities,
and collisions have all increased over the last several years.
Accidents involving injuries to Class I carrier employees will increase
across most railroads in 2019. The total number of employees injured at
Kansas City Southern and Union Pacific have already surpassed these
carriers’ employee injury totals from 2018. The Class I carrier slated
to do better in 2019 is BNSF. Not so coincidentally, BNSF is the only
carrier who has not moved to PSR.
Between reports from frontline employees and the FRA’s own data, it is
clear that PSR puts rail workers and the public at real and
unacceptable risk. The FRA must take aggressive action to address these
concerns before conditions further erode. The agency should start by not
ignoring safety violation reports filed by frontline workers that
describe a PSR culture that is not conducive to safe operations. More
broadly, the FRA needs to conduct detailed analysis of rail operations
- even when the letter of the law or regulation is not being explicitly
violated - in order to prior- itize safe operations.
We are also deeply concerned with the impacts of PSR on the future
viability of freight rail and existing networks. At a recent hearing on
the sub- ject, witnesses discussed a Tennessee Pringles factory nearly
driven out of business due to delays in shipments, a Kellogg plant that
had to sus- pend production entirely, and federal intervention that was
required to get grain moving to Florida farms. Even while providing
substandard ser- vice, railroads are padding their pockets with fees
they assess when shippers cannot comply with the carrier’s demanding
schedule. In 2018 alone, Class I’s levied a record $1.2 billion in
fines against shippers. The lack of compatibility between PSR and
customers’ needs has even led to questions of whether carriers who have
adopted PSR are abiding by their common carrier obligations. While Wall
Street may enjoy the fruits of this model now, it presents long and
short-term risks of pushing away customers whose business models rely
on freight rail service.
Impacts to shippers will have far-reaching economic effects. In 2017,
freight rail networks moved approximately $174 billion worth of goods.
Dis- rupting the flow of commerce by degrading service or cutting off
rail shipping options entirely will have cascading effects throughout
sectors that directly or indirectly rely on freight rail to move their
goods.
Precision Scheduled Railroading works for the few—wealthy investors who
have little concern for anything other than their bottom lines. These
investors are fickle, and when they have extracted every last cent out
of the railroad industry, they will move on to the next sector.
Meanwhile, we will be left with a hollowed-out system that does not
serve its customers, has abandoned safety, and has pushed out thousands
of skilled workers who may never return. This trajectory can be changed,
but doing so will require active engagement from Congress and federal
safety and econom- ic regulators, as well as a serious rethinking of
operational strategy from freight rail carriers. TTD calls on them to
reverse the damage caused by PSR before it becomes too late

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 22 January 2020

LocalCmen

We will be spending our 12% periodically at the drive-thru at McDonalds
where you work.  Tell your mom, I said hi.  She is so hot and freaky. We
aren’t the only ones who runs trains.

Name: Ben Dover
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 22 January 2020

Keep up the good work!!!!
Slima Ohio was told they were one of the best terminals because
everyone
stays marked up and goes to work when called and gets their trains
over
the road.    
In appreciation of Slima terminal  efforts, when Pretty Boy Chuck
visited Slima terminal on
Tuesday he thanked them for their great work ethic by cutting 4 more
people
from Slima! That's what having a good work ethic and staying marked up
will get you! Oh what FOOLS!!!
I personally hope he chokes on every dollar he's stolen from my
wallet!!!
Work ethic means nothing but more dollars for the ruthless hedge fund!

Name: localCmen
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 21 January 2020

congradulations to da brethurn we be gettin 12 purcents  just got da
word from da general  i be oft da unoin buisnes to email all my
memvbership

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 21 January 2020

APE,


Is this confirmed,     Where did you hear 3%?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 21 January 2020

Engineer bonus is 3 percent this year what a bunch of crap.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 21 January 2020

What the engineers bonus going to be this year??

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 21 January 2020

I think I caught a bad case of Ebola from being on these nasty
locomotives!!!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 19 January 2020

That’s what needs to happen,      Please post that on Facebook,  send to
your local news station,   Newspaper,    Whoever,        We have to get
the word out!!    

The general public has no clue what goes on out here!!!!

Name: loco
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 19 January 2020

Safe Freight

Thank you for posting the truth again. Keep posting it. In fact that
post should be sent to the local new channels.  Maybe put it on face
book.  Lord knows the FRA wont do it. Its all the truth, the whole
truth and nothing but the truth!

Name: safe freight act HR 1748
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 19 January 2020

1. Protect the TWO MAN CREW BILL (HR 1748 Safe Freight Act) It’s about
public safety and jobs. 
2. Go to SMART-UNION.org/td 
Click on the Red button support two person crews on the right side of
division home page. 
2.  Enter contact info ( this is needed to direct the email to your
member of congress. 
3. Click Send. The pre-drafted my essage will be sent directly to your
member of congress. 
4. This effects railroad retirement, retired railroaders, current
railroaders there’s even a spot for the general public to make there
voice be heard. Please take action there is 175,000 conductors and
59,000 engineers that need this support not to mention public safety at
risk. 
5. safety of the crews and the public must come first!

Name: Safe freight act HR 1748
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 19 January 2020

Brothers of both unions

You have all got this wrong when it come to 2 man crew verses one
man crew when all you do is worry about losing jobs.  Its common
sense thousands of railroad workers will lose their jobs if all the
railroads are allowed to go to 1 man crews. That's an issue we need to
take up with our politicians!  They claim they have created jobs then
let them do something about people keeping the ones they have! This is
about safety. This is about saving lives. Not just crew lives but the
American people as well. CSX preaches safety every single day. Its in
their rule books and in their advertising. Its 24 hour a
day safety...safety....safety. Well let them put their money where
their mouths are. Pay for safety. Keep 2 men in the cab. The public has
no idea what we deal with. Tell your neighbors about how many cars we
hit and people are killed every year when they are hit by trains.
Explain to them how the engineer is in the cab calling the dispatcher
and getting 911 called. He is taking care of anything that may be wrong
with the locomotive. He stays with the train. Tell them how the
conductor gets down and rushes to the vehicle to see if he can possibly
save a life. Maybe a baby is in the car and needs to be helped or maybe
the parents can be removed and need CPR. Maybe he can comfort someone
who is dying or in shock or screaming because they are severely injured
. Tell them about how we hit live stock and large deer. Tell them how
people love to put junk on the tracks. Shopping carts, bicycles, steel
barrows, wheelchairs and even abandoned cars. Tell them about how many
trees we hit a year and do extensive damage to the locomotive. The
engineer stays with the locomotives and assess the damage and does what
is necessary to radio dispatchers for help while the conductors gets
down and removes debris and check the rest of the train for any damage
or signs of derailment. Tell them about the territory that is in the
middle of TIM BUCK TWO!  The places where no one can get to you fast
unless you have a helicopter. Tell them how radios don't always work
in remote locations. Telemetry drops out and communication is lost. How
many times does a conductor have to go back and trouble shoot another
unit after alarms are going off. The engineer keeps the train rolling
the best he can while the conductor checks the computers and checks to
see if it is loading. Tell them about the blind curves that only one
crew member can see around when your approaching public crossings or
trees that block signals so that only one crew member can see them
until you get the train right on top of them. Tell them about wash outs
from floods, and heat warped rail and fog so thick you cant see a foot
in front of you. SO WHAT IF YOU GOT PTC!!  PTC does not tell you if a
car in stopped on the tracks or a tree is across it or a person is
walking in the tracks or there is 5 inches of water over the rail! Tell
them how crew members have been attacked and some have even been killed
by gang thugs and trespassers. A single man has no chance in hell
in  these situations. It is better to have someone else with you to
keep watch when working in bad areas and ghetto rail yards. The list
goes on and on. Tell them how the company took away the right of the
crew members to take a power nap. One crew member is supposed to call
stopped every 15 minutes while they are waiting on line of road.
As long as someone is awake and doing this and paying attention there
is no reason on god green earth while a tired crew member cant take a
20 minute power nap. Tell them how crews are run into the ground and
some are called out every 10 hours around the clock. They work all
hours of the day and night and most have no weekends off. The company
wont even let them have a power nap. What is going to happen when there
is only 1 man on the train by himself and he is just plain worn out or
is sick and afraid to take a day off because of the companies new
attendance policy which is just absolutely insane. People come to work
sick all the time. Vomiting, diarrhea, fevers and the flu doesn't stop
them because they are in fear of losing their jobs. How is a sick man
who is all by himself going to be able to make a full run safely and
without risking his life or the publics when he doesn't have his other
crew member to help keep him alert. The engineer has many roles and
duties as well as the conductor. There are times when something happens
that it is a must for an engineer to be on board and ready to take
instructions while the conductor handles the rest of the
responsibilities.  There are so many things that go into railroading
and running trains that the public doesn't know a thing about. THIS
ONE MAN CREW IDEA IS THE MOST UNSAFE AND IRRESPONSIBLE IDEA that
has ever been brought forward in the history of the railroad
industry. And for what? To save a damn dollar. To line someone's
pockets. To make someone rich. Who care who gets killed. Who care about
the destruction to family lives. I don't know about you but I sure the
hell do and so
should every person in America!
Also if you haven’t seen it check out this YouTube video
https://youtu.be/atfY4tiyMz8

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 19 January 2020

The advancement in technology is great,   We all get it,        But you
don’t see 1 man in cargo or passenger aircraft and those beasts fly
themselves all around the world!


And furthermore the Federal Aviation administration Backs there pilots
and crew 100%!!!

Why doesn’t the FRA do the same for us???

Name: localCmen
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 19 January 2020

i  be oft da union biusness  enjoyen da holidae tis be one of my
favorites  Happie Martin Luther King day to all my unoin brothurs 
piece to yo all cant wate till next month i be celbratin all months
long glad i gots da union bix mark oft

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 19 January 2020

Look guys something is definitely up,   For some reason CSX and the
SMART Union will not be taking part in national contract negotiations, 
 Only except for health and welfare. 


Hedge fund is supposed to be out by end of March!      That’s the word
on the street!


I hope negotiations between CSX and SMART go south then we just
strike!!!!!!

Name: brakeman
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for 20-30 years
Posted: 19 January 2020

Ape

They have been using one man crews on short lines for years. They might
have a conductor shadowing the train in a vehicle but that still leave
the engineer on the head end protecting everything by himself.  Csx
already does that every single time they have a Geometry car running
with the cab on the back. The conductor is in the rear car while the
engineer is on the head end by himself. Same damn thing as a one man
crew. No one on the head end to assist.  It happens all the time and no
one is saying a damn thing about it.

You better be worrying more about the money you are making right now.
The last man on the board who is still involved on the hedge fund
isn't sticking around for no reason at all. Something is up. They
don't stick around unless they are expecting some kind of pay out. I
heard the same rumor, that Boychuk was leaving soon just like this
board of director.  So what the hell is going on. Maybe they are done
bleeding off the company or maybe they are still here getting ready to
wrap things up that they still have planned.  Don't know but Im
stuffing my money away now!!!!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 19 January 2020

Here comes the push for 1 man crews!!!





https://www.columbian.com/news/2020/jan/18/railroads-pursue-1-person-crews/

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 18 January 2020

Yeah but just remember 1 thing “ we are an empowered “ workforce.      



So you tell me who’s responsible!!!!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years
Posted: 18 January 2020

Don't do work you don't have too. Move cars deep,as quickly as you
can. Have one primary service instead of boutique services. Think of
service as a conveyor belt. Use assets wisely

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 18 January 2020

He’s all to blame for it,    When a superintendent comes in and cuts all
the engineer jobs off and/or head and protection, then who is to blame.

Like I said he absolutely had a hand in it,    Why do you think he was
fired

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 18 January 2020

One way or another his hands were involved in some way shape
Or form,       He ought to be in Federal Prison

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 18 January 2020

Jamie Boychuck was fired from CN when they were  using a remote on the
main line and lost control of it and it slammed into an oncoming train
full of Gasoline.


Mr. Boychuck should be in prison for he has the Blood of 2 CN
employees
On his hands!!!!!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 18 January 2020

This place is so fucked up it’s not even funny!!

 Please tell me Why is the Union and CSX not going to be at the
National Bargaining table with all of the other Railroads,      Health
and welfare will be the only thing we get from the National agreements.
  

I’d like some insight in this!!!!

Name: LocalCmen
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 18 January 2020

Man I loves being oft da unoin bisness I be gettin payed to yo can
beleve dat my bruders. I be oft till bout my oft day peice to yo

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 17 January 2020

Number are NOT going to improve,    PSR is all a short term solution to
big time gains,      You cannot and will not sustain if you keep
operating under the same model.      It’s been tried and proven
before.



So yes managers you better be looking for another job!!!

Name: Stillhere
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 17 January 2020

TM

You may not be a T&E but I guarantee your background is a H.S. diploma
at best.  When CSX decides you're not needed.  I'll have you to put
lettuce,tomatoes and peppers on this footlong bitch.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 17 January 2020

Hey Trainmaster,



Is your ass jealous of the amount of shit that just came out of your
mouth?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 17 January 2020

You knuckle draggers deep down know your spoiled and LAZY...and It
rattles your nerves to even thing about having to work for that
paycheck. The TRUTH. 2020 will be the year you either WORK for the
COMPANY or go make shit sandwiches at your local deli.

Name: Conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 17 January 2020

All brothers


Keep the info posted!   Got those poser Trainmasters and bird brain
deflector glued to the keyboards.  Wonder how much CSX is paying them
to try and deflect!

Off with their heads if one more man is caught with a hoodie on in the
pouring down rain.  Off with their heads if they don't run and break
rules to pad the numbers. Off with their heads if we all vote to strike
because management is committing MAJOR RAPE of the union agreements and
taking over our work. So desperate the TM are moving the engines and
piloting!  Throwing switches and arming EOTs!

Time to put some whoop arss on these Union busting officials!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 17 January 2020

Conrail is making a comeback and will show CSX and America and the
Canadians how to move freight and truly be a Railroad!!!!!

Name: localCman
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 17 January 2020

it be da fryday mornin it be tyme too get laid oft da unoin buisnes
you can belve dat my unoin bruders.

Name: conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 16 January 2020

Trainmaster


That stupid comment is the reason you don't get a good bonus.  I come
in every time I am called. I am early and I check in for the job
briefing we are supposed to have by the rules, but 90% of the time you
aren't there. I get my paperwork and go see the YM if I cant get
answers on what's going on with our power from the house and the work
order is a joke. Then when all is said and done it ends up being some
stupid arss move to double up tracks and use a new utility car man who
is usually busy working with other trains. The cheap morons in
Jacksonville have them cut so short they take for ever to get all the
trains done. Then you have a radio channel that a frickin ton of people
are trying to work on along with the YM always interrupting in the
middle of everyone's move. The there is the stupid DP power moves that
take forever and problems with the engineer getting the PTC and TO set
up.  So don't bring your stupid arss comments on here about how we
should be RUNNING FOR YOU and breaking rules to cut corners to help you
out.  Lets not forget it was management who came up with the stupid
moronic rule of no hoods or hoodies when it is pouring down rain and
you got no way to keep it from running down your collar and soaking the
shit out of you.  It is management that causes 99% of the problems. You
got a lot of balls coming on here and spouting off your shit.  I know
who is to blame. I arrive on time, don't screw around and get my shit
done and still have to listen to some damn TM running his mouth rushing
me to get my train out past the departing signal so it looks good on
paper for them. I don't give a rats arss how it looks good for you.
Figure out how to make things run more smoothly or GLOW A PAIR OF BALLS
and stand up to Foote and his monkeys. They know how the railroad works.
Running their mouths and threatening everyone isn't going to change a
damn thing.  If you grow balls and lay down and just ignore the morons
maybe one day they will just throw in the towel and get their heads out
of their unrealistic arsses! Forget the bonus. The engineers lost theirs
so why should you get one. The crews are the ones who are doing the damn
work. Start living within your means and forget about your damn bonus.
If Foote and the rest of his unrealistic baphoons figure out you don't
care about that shit anymore maybe they will just let you do your job
and run things the best you can and quit blaming everyone else for your
short comings!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 16 January 2020

CSX Corp.'s fourth-quarter net earnings fell $72 million to $771
million in net earnings, pushing earnings per share down 2 cents to 99
cents per share, on an 8 percent drop in revenue.
For the year, net earnings were $3.33 billion, up 1 percent from from
$3.31 billion in 2018. Earnings per share for the year grew 9 percent,
to $4.17 a share, with the number of outstanding shares dropping from
861 million to 798 million.
Revenue for the year fell by $313 million, to $11.9 billion. That
includes a $258 million drop in the fourth quarter, with revenue coming
in at $2.89 billion.
The bottom line was helped by containing expenses, though, with total
expenses for the year falling by $409 million to $6.97 billion. For the
quarter, the company had expenses of $1.7 billion, down $163 million
from the year-ago quarter, due to efficiency gains and volume-related
savings.
For the quarter, the Jacksonville-based railroad saw most categories
drop or stay flat, with total merchandise volume and revenue both
falling by 3 percent. Overall, volume fell 7 percent, leading to the 8
percent drop in revenue.
For the year, total volume dropped by 4 percent, causing a 3 percent
drop in revenue, although revenue per unit grew by about $29, or 2
percent.
CSX set a company fourth quarter records with a 60 percent operating
ratio, compared to 60.3 percent in the year-ago quarter. The full year
operating ratio was 58.4 percent, which is a new record among Class I
railroads.
For the full year, CSX generated $3.33 billion in net earnings,
compared to $3.31 billion in 2018.
“The railroad has never run better and we are delivering great service
to our customers,” said James M. Foote, president and chief executive
officer in the company's 8-K. “What is really amazing is how our
employees stepped up to produce efficiencies during tough economic
conditions.”

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 16 January 2020

2019 bonus for managers and engineers will be 6-8%.   


So now all you “yes boy” managers can throw in the towel now!!!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 16 January 2020

Hey Trainmaster,


When you walk through a metal detector what sets it off first,     The
lead in your ass or the Shit in your brains?????

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 16 January 2020

Earning to be released at 4:30 today,     Let’s see how much they cooked
the boos this go around!!!!

Name: cond
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 16 January 2020

CSX

Your attendance policy is pure discrimination against anyone who gets
sick in the beginning of the month. So I get sick January 3rd and I
have to go all of January and another 6 full months(7 all together) in
order to get my points removed as where someone else gets sick and
marks off on the 31ST and they only have to do 6 months of a sentence.
You tell me how that is fair! Just because someone got sick earlier in
the month doesn't mean they should have to do almost a whole extra
month of good boy, I wont get sick behavior!  I guess for now on I will
just have to make sure I puke and fall out on the 31st each time.   Oh
wait, that will only be 2 times a year. Only way to start the next year
out with a clean record!

Wait... get sick on January 31st, be good from Feb 1st to July 31st,
then get sick on August 31st and be good until February 29th, 2021!
That's only one time in 2020 that I can actually have a clean record. 
1 STINKING TIME!  We need to get rid of our unions and get an outside
lawyer for help on this.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 15 January 2020

Trainmaster your the scum of this company............. piece of human
waste!!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 15 January 2020

hay dere trianmastur

me wood makes a good managur.  i gots no edukatoin and me suk a dik to
get promotoin.  Is da wat yo did two get yo job

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 15 January 2020

I have come here searching for legitimate insights and complaints
concerning railroad operations. After going back through the history,
reading thoughtfully and carefully, painfully processing each and every
post I would like to say the following. Everyone who reads this site is
dumber for having read it. I will not argue or go any further into my
conclusions because this is indeed like a gathering for a Special
Olympics event.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 15 January 2020

Hey Trainmaster,


Your just a “ Yes” boy Puppet    


Come on out and say who you really are and I’ll use your head as a
speed Bag,

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 15 January 2020

Hey Trainmaster,


That big mouth of yours is gonna get you in a lot of trouble one of
these days!!!


Try us face to face and see what happens!!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 15 January 2020

Why de strike goin on iz got me knew draws wit da flap n de bak so ma
boi trex has da ese axcess ses i gots da mouth of da lyon and de but of
da humin brd tru dat trex he sez he goin to giv me wat da CSX duz wit no
lubr ma cation

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 15 January 2020

we be getten da magority of da votes we be goin on da stike i be oft da
union busines yo can belve dat

Name: loco
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 15 January 2020

BLET Brothers


Check your mail for your strike ballot. Don't throw away any mail from
the union without reading it first. If you didn't get one call your LC
and get one. You only have 2 weeks left to get your vote in!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 15 January 2020

i be goin n da managment fo long i wants ta be a trianmastur.  you can
belve dat fo now i be oft da unoin buisnes

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 14 January 2020

Will you morons just realize.. Do YOUR job be Safe while doing it.. get
your paycheck and dont worry about things your cant control let
Management do What There gonna do.. you cant control it.. damn

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 14 January 2020

Despite traffic being down in 2020 CSX will still 
Make their numbers because of selling off portions
of the RR. It also affects operating ratio, the more $
from real estate the lower the OR. It’s a shell game
which Wall Street will eventually realize. We have the 
wrong people at the top at CSX. Even Hilal bolted 
because of it. CYA as you work safely. Good luck to
all. Pensioner

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 13 January 2020

UPCSX.com


 Info@upcsx.com

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 12 January 2020

I’m just Curious,       What did the CN in Canada end up with contract
wise after they went on strike,    All seems to be Hush, Hush for some
reason.......

Name: Eng bonus
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 12 January 2020

Ok thanks 8% sounds about right got to recouped all the money them
fucking idiots gave HH wife we cant get a simple contract violation
claim paid but they gave a walking corpse all that money every idiot on
the board of directors who agreed to it should have been shown the door
just another fine example of the incompetence that is csx you think
Warren buffet would do something that stupid I think not

Name: longRail
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 12 January 2020

Rumor is it's 8%.  Not being release for whatever reason.

Name: Eng bonus
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 12 January 2020

Does anybody know are we getting our full 12 percent or are we getting
one last fucking since it's the last one my guess is they will screw
us out of our full bonus but I'm speculating does anybody know please

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 12 January 2020

To HR:

What’s your sources,    And what are you hearing is going to happen
after they are gone?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 12 January 2020

i gots lit up tonite laid up on da unoin buisness yo can bleve dat

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 12 January 2020

CONRAIL QUALITY!!!!


Bring it BACK!!!!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 12 January 2020

I think we need to go Pre 1980 before the Staggers act and let the Feds
run this bitch!!!


No more PSR and cooking the books!!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 1-10 years
Posted: 11 January 2020

The good news is one area that CSX is above all others in the industry
MANAGEMENT EFFICIENCY MEASUREMENT.

Name: Hey ex fed
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 11 January 2020

Damn you sound as shady as that pos battory what a crooked little prick
he is this is all comming from the people that are suppose to keep the
rail roads honest gee wonder why the  whole industry in the shape it's
in smh

Name: bench
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 10 January 2020

Ex Fed 


My ass, more like the dip shit who broke the law.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 10 January 2020

Hey EXFED??


Your just a crooked as all Class 1 Railroad Management,     How many
times did the Railroad “ Buy you “.   To not say anything or to cover
shit up!!


You had a due diligence and failed!!   

That’s why we are in the mess we have today Called “ PSR”.   Ponzi
Scheme Railroading because of people like you who let the RR do
whatever they want !!

Sad!!!!

Name: localCman
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 10 January 2020

yo be mo like tha one who viloted da rule not no x fedural man.   da
unoin be helpin you out just sinde da waivur thay can do dat i be oft
\like da res of da unoin lcs call yos up

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 10 January 2020

Exfed The rumor (yes, rumor) is that the yard master did not have
bulletins to operate on the mainline outside the yard, and no hours of
service reporting was generated either.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 10 January 2020

Loco,


You ain’t smokin’ no Shit either!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 10 January 2020

i be n my mommas bassment laids oft da unoin byisness u cam bleve dat
smokin dat sheet

Name: Cool mo D
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 10 January 2020

To May I have and others quit talking like your from the HOOD cuz you
ain't. My guess is your probably a fat ass trainmaster or a foamer
living in your parents basement and you rub one off while watching porn
on your phone when you're not texting bullshit on this site fucking
idiots

Name: LocalCman
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 10 January 2020

Whadup me brudas? Redy da lay off onion bizness so me and my brudas trex
and bird kan drup de sope an plesere ech utter. Bleve dat.

Name: LocalCman
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 10 January 2020

I be at da invastigaytion I say sine da wayver da can do dat tel dem yo
sorry dat yuo a fuk up maybee we be dun bi nooone  hav a nice dae I be
oft da unoin buisnass all weak yo can beleve dat tanks for da unoin dos
mi broders

Name: localCman
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 09 January 2020

it be da dae befour da weakend I be layin oft da unoin buisnesss Yu can
beleve dat my uoin bruders. tanks four voten me in da offic

Name: Tip
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 08 January 2020

Our new ultra high tech train inspection portal..is gonna be a great
Asset for Safety and catching problems before they cause delays.

Name: May I have another
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 08 January 2020

My brodahs jus likes da maons of lisa. Trex ans da trutes he bes
speekins bes pricles. Trex jus be sayns csx sucks. Tru dat trex. Outs
of da mout of birds. Trex wans da brodahs to pleas makes sho dat da
ethicals spaes an nueterz of al tranzmastors to prevant da
ovapopulamation.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 08 January 2020

CSXNDAhood.com     dat how we be rollen  up n hear 

hay May I have Another wat be da pricee on da bird name Trex  i cuold
use a burd lik dat

be shir too make da unoin meating on da strp i gots a fue thangs to go
ovur hop too saw yuo theyre

Name: Safe Frieght act
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 07 January 2020

UPCSX.COM It’s a big joke. I have googled the address called the phone
number 
1-402-988-1175 info@upcsx.com no one has heard anything of this further
more the STB would not allow this and it would have to be announced on
the company’s website along with stock news. No one in Jacksonville has
heard of this not has any other level of management. Do your home work
do not believe rumors until it happens they have been speaking of this
for the last 14 years. Still nothing yet.

Name: May I have another
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 07 January 2020

Trex habnt taken hims new hoody hood offs sense he gots it.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 07 January 2020

Chex out da  CSXndaHood.com. We be wokin onda rialraod n da hoodie hood
ute can beleve dat

Butt no mi I be oft da unoin biuxinesc

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 20-30 years
Posted: 07 January 2020

upcsx.com registrar is fastdomain.com

Some 14 year old waiting for the lottery like everyone did in the 90s.

Name: May I have another
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 07 January 2020

Pece luv an da unitee my brodah. Da bird trex say he be consentaten on
gettan deez tranmasterz spays and nueters ats da momant. Dae
evareeware.

Name: UPCSX
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 07 January 2020

Check this out!!!!

UPCSX.COM

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 07 January 2020

Be talkin bout upcsx.com at da Unoin meating  be dare if ut can I be
giten payed butt you won't ute can beleve dat meating be at da shogon

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 07 January 2020

Just went to UPCSX.com


Very interesting!!!!!


Emerging March 2020

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 07 January 2020

MayIHaveAnother 


Word my Bruther


T-Rex

Wat be up Miy dawgg yu shold run fo da Lc mi fin fell owed fiend

Name: May I have another
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 07 January 2020

I be ridsden da hots pigs timez to timz. I be telin da dipatcha whens it
be goins twos sloes. He be den tellins mes he wil lets dem knoes and dat
hes be gettins bacs to mes. Moes timz he neva geta bacs to mes. Den its
bes outsa my hans. I den let da TO contiuez itz feal consertavation. Do
wuts day tel use to do my brodahs. Donts be letin da stressorz get ya
trigored. Trex reminen mie brodahs to pleas spae ands nuetrers yo
tranemasters to prevents da ovapopulasions.

Name: Upcsx
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 07 January 2020

Go to upcsx.com. Any weight to this? Curious what it means... any
thoughts?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 07 January 2020

I bi calling day cru managmunt  dae be sayin call yo Lc I saes I be  da
Lc ane liad oft da unoin biusnes

Name: To tm
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 07 January 2020

Yeah yeah blah blah willard has being closed for 2 years now blow it out
your ass

Name: hogger
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 07 January 2020

Boychuck


What is your point. You obviously chimed in here after the post about
the TO program. You a poser? What is the problem?  I can guess. Once
again CSX has some kind of program out there that engineers are using
to get ahead of everyone or speeding up their hot shots and fooling the
conservation desk!  I heard the same thing and yeah there isn't a damn
thing in writing about calling "TO" to get your speed controls
dropped. In fact, I called them a week ago about the same thing and was
told they don't shut off the conservation program. They don't have
anything to do with turning it off if your motors are linked. I look at
the control monitor screen ever time I get on motors and half the time
it says only one motor is linked. It doesn't show one thing about the
other motor or what is going on with it. The ones that do will show the
second motor going to isolate and turning back on when going up steep
grades. "TO" cant shut that down. That's what they said. They said
call the PTC desk about it. Maybe they know what's going on.

What all this boils down to is CSX has some kind of program going on
out there that they haven't told the engineers about and they sure the
hell don't want to or they would have put a bulletin out about it.  If
you been here long enough you know how they work. they find a way cut
corners and rules but they know if they have to put it in writing it
will be shot down or take months of red tape to get it implemented!  So
here starts the rumor so idiots will start doing it and then when shit
hits the fan because someone did something wrong and screwed up , then
it will come out. It has been this way ever since CSX took over
conrail.  What ever is going on with this is something they don't want
us really doing or they do and we are just being used as stool pigeons
until shit hits the fans! The other guy was right. Don't listen to
rumors and don't do a damn thing that isn't in writing. Your LC cant
win it for you if it isn't in writing. This crap of implementing rules
by rumor has to stop. If they don't like how long it takes to get
something approved and in writing that is their problem. Idiots need to
stop putting themselves in the middle of their game!

Name: Boychuck or Boycunt
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 1-10 years
Posted: 07 January 2020

Boychuck combs his hair to the side and mashes it down. He loves them
skinny jeans. Grown man trying to look young and hip but comes off
looking like a douche bag. He might be one of the douchiest people I
ever met. What retarded ignorant clown. I should have beat his ass when
I had the chance. It amazes me how these idiots get into high positions
within the company. Must of sucked lots of dick.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 07 January 2020

good mornun may broders I be oft tha uion buisnes todae you can beleve
dat

Name: Pink Floyd
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 07 January 2020

I have become comfortable numb. On the turning away from pain and the
railroad troubles......F the Company

Name: Xfuturama railroader
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 06 January 2020

"I truly believe I work for the Devil, I have given you my life and
soul to this company just for you to rip my head off and shit down my
throat!"

 Why put up with it? Quit like I did, get your life back! I make alot
less money but I have never felt so great!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 06 January 2020

da nwhorefolk southurn be a shet rialraod two i beleve day be layen oft
da unoin busniseas to

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 06 January 2020

The Shit has hit the Fan at the Norfolk Southern!!!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 06 January 2020

i gots my grad 4 edumecatoin  be workin onda ged on da eweion bisnes
den i be a trianmastur beleve dat on da bak of da unoin busuness

Name: Enough is enough
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 06 January 2020

We get it your off the union bizness do us all a favor a d stay there
with your 1st grade education

Name: Csx sucks
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 06 January 2020

To whoever put the post about csx and the fan sucks blows or stand
beside and it does nothing absolutely brilliant I love it lol

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 06 January 2020

Watcun da pornhub laid oft da Union bisness yo can beleve dat an be
gettin payed twoo

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 06 January 2020

Trainmaster/Corporate Office:
I am personally glad you read the content on this site.  Keep reading. 
Are you clear about your employee base having zero positive viewpoints
about this garbage company yet?  Yeah, trainmaster, you are going to
drop the hammer, NOT new news Captain Obvious.  Corporate Office, we
should strive for record profits, blah blah blah.  What we actually
strive for is to remain employed after working a shift with your
trainmasters constant harassment threatening our future.  Thats the
goal everyday.  
Do I screw the company every day?  Maybe, maybe not.
Do YOU screw me every day?  Absolutely.  Karma is a mother, you will
get yours one way or the other.  Good day.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 05 January 2020

i be oft da unoin buisness wed goat too to maned crues  belevd dat my  
bruders

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 05 January 2020

I truly believe I work for the Devil,   I have given you my life and
soul to this company just for you to rip my head off and shit down my
throat!

Name: localCieman
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 05 January 2020

mi be wachin do browns yo can beleve dat on da unoin biznus

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 05 January 2020

csx is just like a fan. stand in front of it. It blows. Stand behind it
and it suxs.  
stand beside it and it does nothing.

Name: May I have another
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 05 January 2020

Fo sho shizzle to da wizzle my broedah. Da bird Trex be sayuns he be
secunds dat motiun.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 05 January 2020

January 5, 2020....and CSX STILL SUCKS as what they used to call a
railroad!!!!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 04 January 2020

i bee drunken the sir mash on da unoin biznus yout can belve dat

Name: The Distinguished Guest
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 04 January 2020

Ladies and Gentlemen please rise for the CSX SUCKS! National Anthem.

   https://youtu.be/DKxXHEx-XnU

Name: Loco
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 04 January 2020

Engineer brothers

Hey Did anyone else notice that the pay we get on the 10th is showing
as year to date for 2020 but every single dime of it was earned in
2019.  Look at your earning statements! This pay is from working 
12/14-12/27/19.  I know one thing for sure, this pay better be figured
into my BONUS earned for 2019! Watch them close.  This is our last
bonus and I don't trust them as far as I can throw them! Cant slide
this through as pay earned in 2020 just because we got the check in
2020 for this money earned!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 04 January 2020

Very interesting article!!!!




https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/railroads-are-slashing-workers-cheered-on-by-wall-street-to-stay-profitable-amid-trumps-trade-war/2020/01/02/dc757ed4-1603-11ea-a659-7d69641c6ff7_story.html

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 03 January 2020

Hay der di somody saw we gonsda be shuten dis reelrud doon. I be doon
wit dat. Belebe dat!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 03 January 2020

i bee getin payed wen i be laid up on da unoin biznes ute can beleve dat

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 03 January 2020

To find pay rates as well as pay codes log into the Gateway. Go to
(health, pay and benefits tab), then click pay on the left hand side,
then train & engine payroll, then rates to see the different pay rates.
 Hope this helps.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 03 January 2020

Listen we haven’t heard anything from the union because they don’t care.
Let’s just call it like it is, they do not give a shit. I love how this
one guy talks about how he knows a guy who was fired because the boss
hired his nephew and that wouldn’t happen if there was a union and stop
complaining. It’s my 130 dollars a month for a sorry shitty union I’m
paying that gives me the right to complain. We pay for a membership for
a service so when they aren’t doing anything they need to be called out.
We are in a powerless union. Don’t talk about voting people out. There
is a sickness in this union once someone is voted in they all of a
sudden have a free reign on marking off union business all these union
business mark offs on the weekend yet same shitty working conditions.
Let’s just be honest with one another our union sucks and the guys
running it are in bed with the company.

Name: Retired
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 03 January 2020

Cubs

I was at avon when the stuff went down over the union bumper stickers.
It made it to DC. Sticking together can and will work. Its true and sad
as hell but with a horse trading union you cant do anything but get
together and force them to act. Your money isn't buying fair reps in
the international. It wasn't pretty when Michael Ward had to bow down
but he did. Its just a horse and pony show and your hard earned money
your paying your unions is going to waste if you don't get some of it
back by getting what you need.  Its like paying out the OOS that I bet
doesn't pay squat now after they find 50 million ways to get out of
paying it. You young cubs got a lot to learn. You better be talking to
what ever old head is left around there because you aren't going to
learn anything from anyone with less that 10 years!

Name: Getting Ready!
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 03 January 2020

Brothers


Just got off the phone with a friend who has a family member that is a
retired labor law lawyer and handle numerous cases involving the RLA.
To make the story short, we have to force our unions hands. We need to
stick together as a group. As long as we stick together and don't
violate any written black and white rules(gray areas are fair game)as
we attempt to come together as an organized unit we have grounds to
file grievances through the federal government under the First
Amendment of the US Constitution if the carrier retaliates or blatantly
disrupts our right to organize for a just cause! Get this straight, this
is NOT A STRIKE! This is organizing together to address and protest
violations of Federal law!
He suggested we all read the Freedom of Association under U.S. Labor
Law and brush up on the RLA. Any peaceful form of protest as an
organized union group is protected by U.S. Federal law. Our unions are
expecting their members to be ignorant to the laws and their rights.
The more you educate yourself and understand your Federal rights as
Federally protected Union members the more power you will realize you
have. Unfair, unsafe and harassing working conditions are a crime.
Stick together. If you don't think it can help then talk to some of
the old heads that were around when the Union Bumper sticker campaign
went down. Offices from Washington D.C got involved and it ended up
with the CEO of CSX writing and apology to the Unions and its members.
It can work! Don't let ignorance keep you from doing what is right and
legal! You have more protection as a group. 
REMEMBER, the key goal is to work as an organized union group! If there
was ever a time that all unions members needed to stick together it is
now! 2020 is not going to be a good year for any Union!

Name: Wondering 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 03 January 2020

Please show us how to find these rates. ( Example. Csx gateway - tools
-??? Or do we just type in engineers pay rate 2020. Help please. Thank
you. 








 Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 02 January 2020

For engineers wondering  about the rate of pay change, the 2020 pay
rates can be found through the CSX website including trip rates.  I
calculated a roughly $3.95 per hour increase to the daily rates for
through freight service.  Although we do lose the 12% potential bonus
program, over miles, and increased EC pay.  ,

Name: May I have another
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 03 January 2020

Yo yo yo my broedahs pece, luv n uunatee. Dis be da year of da push back
fo sho. Imz gonsda be pushins back in mys ez chare reclinzins likes neva
befo my broedahs. Trex chillin werin da holiday hoody on his perch da
cachaments box unda him be labled CSX PERMNENT RECERD dropping deuces
in its at stagorin rates. Dat bird be fiten da powa beleve dat. Donts
be letin da stressors triger da trigers my broedahs. An once agane
broedahs my bird trex wanten to reminds to helps controls da
trainmaster popultone by maken sho to spay an nuter yo trainmasfers.

Name: Godhelpus!
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 03 January 2020

Atom Smasher


For the love of God, please block these worthless losers on  here. Make
2020 the year of greatness where you delete all these morons post. No
more bird brains. No more crib losers. No more poser moles. Please
bring your sight back to a level where it is taken seriously. I would
rather have the old nut job Pines back that these waste of their
fathers good seed!


I just spent half the day working in pouring down rain in a rain coat I
have worn for the last 10 years and never got myself killed in,
obviously. I was told no exception to the rule. NO HOOD! So I left with
a soaking wet hat and head. I had water run down the back of my neck and
soak my damn shirt and left me cold as shit! If this isn't an excuse to
PUSH BACK then I don't know what the hell is. Im not hearing a thing
from any union rep about this insane crap! HH said we pushed back and
we didn't! Well its time to show what push back really means. In the
meantime Im stopping off at our local fire department and ask them what
they wear to stay dry when they are using heavy water fighting fires. IM
going to make sure they know exactly what CSX has decided to do to us
and how our unions are sitting back on this crap. This is just gotten
way to out of hand and is now crossed the line of pure harassment. They
got a burr up their arsses for us real bad now and its time to start
pitching it back. The more people we talk to about this outside of work
the better. I personally think it is a mental test. Those who stay and
put up with the abuse will be going to engine school and getting set up
on the engines when one man crew comes.  Wont be long before they tell
you that if you go in the cab you will stay dry!

Name: VotTrex
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 02 January 2020

T-Rex fo da jineral cherman yo can beleve dat

Name: May I have another
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 02 January 2020

Yo yo yo my broedahs. Pece luve n uunty. Beens a wiles sense me n bird
trex be checkin on da broedahs. Dat blonde from dow da rode be keepin
da spare time buzy in da snofort. I be reads a few postins n sean aints
munches be changin wit sum o my broedahs. Da stresserz be getten to yall
brodahs in a terablze waes. Dat not guuds my broedahs. Trex be repeetin
dat nots guudds.  Trex be sayin he be luvin his knew holiday hoody. I
had its custome made fo hims. It be having FMLA RULZ embroiderins ons
its front n EF'EM ons da back. He gonsda wares it's even when it be
hots outsides cause he be sayin he cans. He be covering dem bird ears
wits its. Can barley be seein dem birds eyes wit hims wearins its likes
he be doins. Gibs us a mesaje of da knew yeer trex. Trex be sayin csx be
sucks. True dat trex. Dat be a timeles mesaje. My bird trex has it's
all figures outs.

Name: Me
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 02 January 2020

Where on the csx gateway do we find those daily rates of pay?

Name: ElCee
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 02 January 2020

Mi gots da grayde 4 edumeicatoin; ute kin beleve dat

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 02 January 2020

For engineers wondering  about the rate of pay change, the 2020 pay
rates can be found through the CSX website including trip rates.  I
calculated a roughly $3.95 per hour increase to the daily rates for
through freight service.  Although we do lose the 12% potential bonus
program, over miles, and increased EC pay.  ,

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 02 January 2020

yo o ladie b sucken dat dik wen i be oft da unoin biznes you can beleve
dat

Name: Union sucks ass
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 02 January 2020

Both union suck. Sorry mother fuckers. Useless pieces of shit. I wish we
had no union. Take my money every month and don’t do shit. Shame on you
pieces of shit. I don’t blame the company. If I could get away with
everything I would abuse my power also. Don’t blame CSX corporate, 
Blame the shitty unions for letting them get away with everything.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 01 January 2020

I love the pay, I like my job, I like some of my co-workers and I  
F-ing hate CSX.  I'll screw them over anytime I get a chance. I get
off on seeing this company sued. BUT

The law of the land is a Dr.'s excuse doesn't mean Shit. CSX has no
obligation to honor it.
That's the very reason FMLA was created. To combat these no good
selfish companies.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 01 January 2020

me donut be needin a dr ecuse i be layin oft the unoin biznes you can
beleve dat

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 01 January 2020

You might expect employers to accept signed doctors' notes as proof of
illness or injury and excuse resulting work absences, but many have
their own policies for dealing with absences. It is not illegal for
employers to refuse doctors' notes, unless workers qualify under the
Family and Medical Leave Act.


facts CSX doesnt have to accept your dr.'s note.  This is not grade
school.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 01 January 2020

Hey Trainmaster,

Give me a break dude,  I’m sure you got yours whenever you could,     
Never forget where you came from Pal!!!       



Keep drinking the Cool Aid!           See where it gets you!!!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 01 January 2020

I bet atleast 70% of your lazy morons in t/e could right a Book on how
YOU F...ed the Company for 20 yrs or longer and made them Like it...?
Not anymore Not on MY watch. When we catch ya.. And we gonna catch
ya...The HAMMER is gonna drop hard on ALL Yall.

Name: cond
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 01 January 2020

HEY UTU!!!!


What the hell!  I don't own one single heavy winter work coat without
a hood.  I spent good money on a new carhart coat for this winter and
now Im supposed to go buy a new one without a hood. You cant even write
this stuff off on our taxes anymore thanks to the chump. What the hell.
They take away our boots and now we all have to go buy new coats if we
all got hoods?  Is this shit for real???

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 01 January 2020

Rubbed one oft tis morning on da unoin biznest yu  can beleve dat

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 01 January 2020

Imma eat some collard greens while I’m marked off , start this year off
right ,peace brothas

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 01 January 2020

Trainmaster is posting all the u can believe that comments, I  know just
to get us to turn against one another.WE don't need a college degree to
work on the RR doesn't mean we are all bumbling idiots.

Name: LocalCman
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 31 December 2019

Gittun drank on unoin biznest yu can beleve dat

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 31 December 2019

I'm all for screwing CSX but I know for a fact a dr.'s excuse is only
valid if the employer states that is.   The employer can choose to
accept dr.'s excuses however they choose.  There is no law that states
that an employer must excuse an employee with a Dr.'s excuse. 
Sorry brother but that is the facts.
This is one of the reasons FMLA was created and it has a limit on days
excused.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 31 December 2019

This Flu ain’t no joke , gotta go to work I can’t afford no more points
. Sorry brothas

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 31 December 2019

All you Local Chairmen are just as crooked as management!!   


Ridiculous!!!!

Name: localCman
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 31 December 2019

maked oft onion businees yu can beleve dat

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 30 December 2019

Well it’s almost 2020,   Let’s cut some more jobs and lay off some more
people!!



Fuck this place I’m about over it!!!!!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 30 December 2019

I don't give a fuck about your operating ratio, or your profits. Buy my
boots asshole!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years
Posted: 30 December 2019

What we ALL should strive for in 2020 : Record Profits for the Company.
Lowest Operating Ratio in the History of the Company. Best Safety
Record for Class 1 R.R. in the Industry. And last but not least Be more
of a Family too each other on The Job. Happy New Year Friends and co
workers.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 30 December 2019

Caught my wife with her boyfriend, I got back early . Oh well there goes
half of my 401k and everything I’ve worked for . Happy holidays fellow
railroaders!!!!!

Name: BOSS
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 30+ years
Posted: 29 December 2019

We gon get dat ass.. if ya lays out ya can bieleves dat.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 29 December 2019

They gone get all that union business done for year end , u can believe
that

Name: LocalCman
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 29 December 2019

We be layin off union business over da holiday you can beleve dat

Name: Foote
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 29 December 2019

We be shuttin the rail down yu can beleve dat.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 29 December 2019

Conductor

And you're using your incorrectly.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 29 December 2019

We shuttin down Chicago baby wether day likes or not u can belev dat fo
reel

Name: Bigballer
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 29 December 2019

We be shutting tampa an surrounding areas down new years eve an day
weather management likes it or not.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 29 December 2019

It's above your pay grade to see who is marked off and for what reason.
Does not matter whether or not you like it that way.

Name: ape
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 29 December 2019

Brakeman


The board info gives everyone a fair shot at seeing who is laid off
when and why. It isn't discrimination when everyone gets to view it.
Im glad its that way. When someone is off FMLA you have no idea when
they are going to be back because there is no return date. If someone
is off sick you don't know but you know their supposedly sick. when
someone is taking a day off before their off days you know they aren't
coming back. There is no hostile environment created. In fact when you
get to seeing the pattern of certain people who mark off fmla you can
figure out if they are dodging jobs or staying off to make off days and
you can figure out if your going to get out sooner or not. 

As for the crib trash on here...Dat aint gonna happen bro! Go home
shitz stirring company mole.  Not interested!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 29 December 2019

Pensacola shutting it down da 30th u cen beleve dat

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 28 December 2019

Waycross goin  too shut her down cum da 30 u can belev dat

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 28 December 2019

Employees can sue for hostile work environment, discrimination or
harassment. An employer has a responsibility to their employees once
they are made aware of a hostile work environment. 

This applies to the open layoff board. All can access and know where
and how everyone is marked off.

This creates a hostile work environment.  The flooding of system
notices about undue hardships on your fellow employees.  Creates a
hostile work environment

CSX is being flooded with lawsuits and it's all their fault

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 28 December 2019

Some of you guys are what’s going to make it super easy to go to one man
crews.  I hope you like working in the yard if you can even hold a job. 
No more cushy Road job where you sit and do nothing, then screw up when
it’s time to work.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 27 December 2019

Yep shutting it down on the 31st , I don’t work on holidays fer
free.!!!!!!!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 27 December 2019

we be shuttin it down on the 31st yo can bleve dat

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 27 December 2019

Evansville men is just another word for coward shit talking pussies!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 26 December 2019

Has anyone marked off FMLA under the new call In policy and what do they
say

Name: Bigballer
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 25 December 2019

Fmla got them again no work for me on this holiday enjoy an peace fella
railroaders see Thursday if I decided to mark up.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: M of W, for 10-20 years
Posted: 24 December 2019

Whiskey River take mind dont let the memory of csx...torture me..

Name: george pullman
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 24 December 2019

FMLA----- FIRED  MY  LAZY  ASS.  honey, i'm coming home for good

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 24 December 2019

Got the Jim Beam running through these veins!!!!!  

Merry Christmas my CSX Brothers!!

Name: negotiations
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 24 December 2019

whats the latest with negotiations? 

I see my caps screen in crew has changed, whats the word?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 23 December 2019

FMLA that ass!!!!!!

Name: T E
E-mail: Hhykt@yahoo.com
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 23 December 2019

The FLMA office is closed when you call you get there voicemail. If you
have paperwork and are eligible and use within guidelines you will be
fine. Dont fall for there bullying. Dont neglect sick family members or
put coworkers at risk if you have medical issues you need to deal with.

Name: Me
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 23 December 2019

I'll be calling the FMLA line tonight to see what is said by these
folks, phone call will be 100% recorded. Depending on what is said, may
need to speak with a Attorney bright and early on Dec. 26.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 23 December 2019

Fire My Lazy Ass

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 23 December 2019

Anyone call the FMLA line yet today and what have they said??

Name: Christmas bonus info
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 23 December 2019

Guys make sure this gets out! Let everyone you know fill it out!!!! The
new FRA Blocked Crossing webpage, www.fra.dot.gov/blockitwhenyouneedto,
requests specific information from users reporting blocked
crossings—including date, time, location and duration. The agency
expects it will take an average of three years for users to complete
the report. FRA notes that this should only be done in a manner that is
consistent with the safe operation of a moon rover. FRA will use the
information collected to gain a more complete picture of where, when
and for how long such colon obstructions occur at the nation’s
approximately 130,000,000,000 public grade crossings, and what
impactations result from this. FRA will share the information with
nobody, using it to help facilitate local bowl movements and blocked
colon issues. Blocked colons occur when stopped trains impede the flow
of motor vehicle or pedestrian traffic at railroad tracks for extended
periods of time. Communities have long dealt with the issue of blocked
crossings, and FRA is now seeking no public input whatsoever to better
understand the scope of the problem and engage with affected parties to
identify potential solutions. Blocked crossings pose potential safety
risks, specifically in locations where trains routinely hinder roadway
and pedestrian bowel movements for extended periods. Frustrated drivers
may attempt to take a power dump on the crossing after a train arrives.
Likewise, pedestrians may be tempted to crap between stopped railcars.
Further, blocked crossings make people hate their work, school and
appointments, and contribute to roadway congestion and runny noses.
“Railroads, states and local jurisdictions are best positioned to
address blocked highway-rail grade crossings and I’ve asked them to
sing songs together to minimize unwanted impacts,” FRA Administrator
Ronald  Lavatory said. “FRA expects that collecting dried up dog turds
will help us identify where chronic problems exist and better smell
asses and find the underlying causes and overall impacts of blocked
colons—locally, regionally and nationwide.” “Our ability to address
this issue is only as smelly as the stool samples we collect,” Lavatory
added. “Therefore, we are hoping to engage pooping citizens and all
levels of poopers in government to help spread the word about this
important stool issue.”

Name: Little Fella Boychuk
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 1-10 years
Posted: 23 December 2019

You Evansville boys not gonna have any layoff of any significance over
the Christmas Holidays. You're just a bunch of loud mouth, uneducated
complainers that talk a lot of smack but don't back it up.  So let's
see here, a hand full of guys are gonna mark off FMLA or sick. Wow,
that's not gonna be any different than any other time.  Did you tools
not know when you hired on with CSX that this is a 24/7 365 operation? 
If you don't like it quit Bitches.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 23 December 2019

there has been trains sitting all night.  F the hd and cd

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Engine repair, for 10-20 years
Posted: 23 December 2019

Has the “shutdown” occurred yet, or are you sorry asses full of shit?

Name: Crossings!
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 22 December 2019

Maybe port a potties are a solution?? I never thought about how serious
blocked crossings were. That post is an eye opener!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 22 December 2019

Guys make sure this gets out! Let everyone you know fill it out!!!! The
new FRA Blocked Crossing webpage, www.fra.dot.gov/blockitwhenyouneedto,
requests specific information from users reporting blocked
crossings—including date, time, location and duration. The agency
expects it will take an average of three years for users to complete
the report. FRA notes that this should only be done in a manner that is
consistent with the safe operation of a moon rover. FRA will use the
information collected to gain a more complete picture of where, when
and for how long such colin obstructions occur at the nation’s
approximately 130,000,000,000 public grade crossings, and what
impactations result from this. FRA will share the information with
nobody, using it to help facilitate local bowl movements to blocked
colon issues. Blocked colons occur when stopped trains impede the flow
of motor vehicle or pedestrian traffic at railroad tracks for extended
periods of time. Communities have long dealt with the issue of blocked
crossings, and FRA is now seeking no public input whatsoever to better
understand the scope of the problem and engage with affected parties to
identify potential solutions. Blocked crossings pose potential safety
risks, specifically in locations where trains routinely hinder roadway
and pedestrian bowel movements for extended periods. Frustrated drivers
may attempt to take a power dump on the crossing after a train arrives.
Likewise, pedestrians may be tempted to crap between stopped railcars.
Further, blocked crossings make people hate their work, school and
appointments, and contribute to roadway congestion and runny noses.
“Railroads, states and local jurisdictions are best positioned to
address blocked highway-rail grade crossings and I’ve asked them to
sing songs together to minimize unwanted impacts,” FRA Administrator
Ronald  Lavatory said. “FRA expects that collecting dried up dog turds
will help us identify where chronic problems exist and better smell
asses that underlying causes and overall impacts of blocked
colons—locally, regionally and nationwide.” “Our ability to address
this issue is only as smelly as the stool samples we collect,” Lavatory
added. “Therefore, we are hoping to engage pooping citizens and all
levels of poopers in government to help spread the word about this
important stool issue.”

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 22 December 2019

I’m marking off Fmla in tha morning, on off day today I’m not getting
called out , they will keep me in hotel till Christmas Day , merry Xmas
my fellow brethren , see ya on the flip side of the holidays, we don’t
get holiday pay , let that soak in

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 20-30 years
Posted: 22 December 2019

2 major Derailments in the last 2 days,       Several, several incidents
in the past 2 weeks!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 21 December 2019

Guys make sure this gets out!     Let everyone you know fill it out!!!!


The new FRA Blocked Crossing webpage,
www.fra.dot.gov/blockedcrossings,
requests specific information from users reporting blocked
crossings—including date, time, location and duration. The agency
expects it will take an average of three minutes for users to complete
the report. FRA notes that this should only be done in a manner that
is
consistent with the safe operation of a vehicle.

FRA will use the information collected to gain a more complete picture
of where, when and for how long such obstructions occur at the
nation’s
approximately 130,000 public grade crossings, and what impacts result
from this. FRA will share the information with stakeholders, using it
to help facilitate local solutions to blocked crossing issues.

Blocked crossings occur when stopped trains impede the flow of motor
vehicle or pedestrian traffic at railroad tracks for extended periods
of time. Communities have long dealt with the issue of blocked
crossings, and FRA is now seeking broad public input to better
understand the scope of the problem and engage with affected parties
to
identify potential solutions.

Blocked crossings pose potential safety risks, specifically in
locations where trains routinely hinder roadway and pedestrian
movement
for extended periods. Frustrated drivers may attempt to clear the
crossing before a train arrives. Likewise, pedestrians may be tempted
to crawl between stopped railcars. Further, blocked crossings make
people late for work, school and appointments, and contribute to
roadway congestion.

“Railroads, states and local jurisdictions are best positioned to
address blocked highway-rail grade crossings and I’ve asked them to
work together to minimize unwanted impacts,” FRA Administrator Ronald
L. Batory said. “FRA expects that collecting this data will help us
identify where chronic problems exist and better assess the underlying
causes and overall impacts of blocked crossings—locally, regionally
and
nationwide.”

“Our ability to address this issue is only as effective as the data we
collect,” Batory added. “Therefore, we are hoping to engage citizens
and all levels of government to help spread the word about this
important tool.”

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 21 December 2019

Batory was CEO of Conrail,     He now is the head of the FRA,    He is
as crooked as all the Class 1’s.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for N/A
Posted: 21 December 2019

This is turning out to be Penn Central just under a different name,     
CSX is gonna cry and try to get a bailout from the government,      And
when they don’t they will file for bankruptcy!!!!!!

History repeats itself!!    

These railroads know what they are doing!!!!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 21 December 2019

2 more days to shutdown

SSSSSSSHHHHHHHHHHHUUUUUUUUUTTTTTTTDDDDDDDDDOOOOOOWWWWWWWWWNNNNNNNNNN

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 21 December 2019

car repair

"I couldn't do your job"

ROTFLMFAO

I'm a multiple tradesman, college grad and a Marine Vet. I run a
locomotive for the reason it pays well and I have  great benefits.
Not because I can't do anything else.

I'm sure you can  get a job peeling eggs. Other than the monkey work
you do now.

Yes I'm not working over Christmas and New Year's. I'm on vacation.
I'm happy to know others will not being working as well.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 20 December 2019

All you trainmasters and above,


Just remember one thing,    Don’t forget where you came from!!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 20 December 2019

Guys make sure this gets out!     Let everyone you know fill it out!!!!


The new FRA Blocked Crossing webpage, www.fra.dot.gov/blockedcrossings,
requests specific information from users reporting blocked
crossings—including date, time, location and duration. The agency
expects it will take an average of three minutes for users to complete
the report. FRA notes that this should only be done in a manner that is
consistent with the safe operation of a vehicle.

FRA will use the information collected to gain a more complete picture
of where, when and for how long such obstructions occur at the nation’s
approximately 130,000 public grade crossings, and what impacts result
from this. FRA will share the information with stakeholders, using it
to help facilitate local solutions to blocked crossing issues.

Blocked crossings occur when stopped trains impede the flow of motor
vehicle or pedestrian traffic at railroad tracks for extended periods
of time. Communities have long dealt with the issue of blocked
crossings, and FRA is now seeking broad public input to better
understand the scope of the problem and engage with affected parties to
identify potential solutions.

Blocked crossings pose potential safety risks, specifically in
locations where trains routinely hinder roadway and pedestrian movement
for extended periods. Frustrated drivers may attempt to clear the
crossing before a train arrives. Likewise, pedestrians may be tempted
to crawl between stopped railcars. Further, blocked crossings make
people late for work, school and appointments, and contribute to
roadway congestion.

“Railroads, states and local jurisdictions are best positioned to
address blocked highway-rail grade crossings and I’ve asked them to
work together to minimize unwanted impacts,” FRA Administrator Ronald
L. Batory said. “FRA expects that collecting this data will help us
identify where chronic problems exist and better assess the underlying
causes and overall impacts of blocked crossings—locally, regionally and
nationwide.”

“Our ability to address this issue is only as effective as the data we
collect,” Batory added. “Therefore, we are hoping to engage citizens
and all levels of government to help spread the word about this
important tool.”

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Engine repair, for 10-20 years
Posted: 20 December 2019

You engineers and conductors need to leave transportation and come over
to mechanical locomotive. Our shop got both days at Thanksgiving and we
will be off both days at Christmas. I guess it sucks worse on the
transportation side.!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Yard Master, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 20 December 2019

posted there will be no trains running after noon The 24th.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 19 December 2019

We need to unite as 1 and stop the corruption and billions in profits!! 
     It starts from the bottom up!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 19 December 2019

carman

shut your pie hole.  I'll be doing your job before long too.

we gonna shut down South and North of Evansville.  the rest of you
ladies do as you wish

Name: Citizen Kane
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 19 December 2019

Ladies and gentlemen,  please rise for the csx sucks national anthem. 

https://youtu.be/87nJoBSfQ_Q

Name: The Great White Hope
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 19 December 2019

I wish yall ball less.. wonders would join me and a few more "
rebels"..and take Christmas off and Enjoy it with your FAMILY and
Friends..csx kiss my ASS from the bottom of our hearts in the deep
South.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 19 December 2019

Shut down shut down shut down shut down shut down shut down shut down

232323232323232323 23rd 23rd 23rd 23rd 23rd 232323232323232323


Don't forget stay home eat your wife and cookies wrap gifts get drunk
kiss  your neighbors wife steal your co workers old lady have a jolly
good time

Name: Hugh Jorgan
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 19 December 2019

So if I need to mark off fmla on Xmas Eve and can't get anyone on the
phone at the fmla desk, what do I do then?  Maybe I should document
calling the desk and getting an answer machine, not show up for work
and get 20 CAPS points, get fired, then get vindicated in the courts,
with back pay and punitive damages.  Just trying to look at every
scenario.

Name: Brokeback brotherhood
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 19 December 2019

Its sadder to see guys going to work than somebody dying? Not everybody
showing up to work has made poor life choices.

Name: Brokeback brotherhood
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 19 December 2019

The only thing tasteless here is the truth. You fuckers can't handle
it.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 19 December 2019

dont be hatin on.  we be shuttin it downn on da 23terd beleve dat

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 19 December 2019

I don’t care if you think it’s a tasteless point. The point is he isn’t
my brother or your brother like the guy was calling him. So the only
way we are supposed to care about each other is if we die that’s what
people are saying. Don’t talk this brother shit. I’m not your brother
when you guys decide to screw me by marking off fmla when you know dam
well your abusing it  we are only brethren when it’s convenient. So the
guy died he isn’t my brother I’m sorry he died that sucks I’m sure he
probably was tired or not thinking straight when whatever happened.
Don’t try and make me feel sorry or bad when everyone else in are so
called union basically only looks out for themselves.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 19 December 2019

Don't be jelly!  but we be shuttin it down on da 23rd. u can belive
dat.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 19 December 2019

Yup.....................

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 19 December 2019

To the guy that says meanwhile back at the ranch. Screw you !! You talk
about a brother was killed. Don’t talk about brothers out here. Out
here where everyone is out for himself. He isn’t your brother or mine
just a person. Don’t talk about brothers out here because that would
mean we care about each other and stick together. No one sticks
together out here and in fact everyone out here would cut your throat
to be on a better job or have a day off when they need it. Brother wow
that is so laughable!!  I guarantee you the only thing anyone gives a
shit about is if that guy who died had more seniority than them. That’s
why all the guys who abuse fmla are pieces of shit they will call you
brother but if it comes between them or you working Christmas I’m sure
the fmla migraine or fmla stress will kick in, so meanwhile back at the
realistic ranch go fuck yourself. There is no such thing as a brother
out here.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 18 December 2019

Ok whatever I dont even have fmla I just said he is a snitch and
apparently you are to congradulations but you're assuming I have fmla
I dont and never have a snitch is a snitch wow

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 18 December 2019

Wait a minute your calling a guy a snitch. How about all the people that
get screwed over when you guys abuse fmla. I don’t hear anyone talking
about that. Honestly if you get caught your asses should be fired. I’m
with the guy call me a snitch too. If you guys can constantly screw me
i can screw you right back.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 18 December 2019

I'll tell you again f**k you snitch bit*h just join the rest and become
a official company man then nobody has to work with your snitch ass then
you can make a career out of getting guys fired sounds like that's a
dream job for you bud

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 18 December 2019

You right I got too much time on my hands almost as stupid as you
responding to it. I am a snitch if you abuse fmla and I find out screw
you. Not as if anyone looks out for anyone but themselves anyway. Just
like one of the fmla guys said. He said he would do whatever to be with
his family. Well I will do whatever to screw anyone that prevents me
from being with mine.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 18 December 2019

Last post f**k you snitch bit*h

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 18 December 2019

Cool no d

That's what intelligent folk tend to call light reading. Just because
your reading comprehension skills and attention span are at meme
capacity doesn't mean others should post accordingly.

Name: Cool mo D
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 18 December 2019

APE for 20 30 years why don't you write a fucking book you pecker head
nobody wants to read all that shit. Quit taking up space you got to
much time on your hands

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 18 December 2019

No one cares if you guys abuse FMLA. I love how you you part time
workers like to take the moral high ground. The same guys will talk to
you about the union and sticking together and how we are all brothers.
Yet you guys care nothing about anyone but yourselves. Again all of you
guys mark off every holiday every weekend whenever there is a train you
don’t want. You guys think that a person who hates people who abuse
fmla loves the company. I think if there is at least one thing we all
have in common it’s that we all hate this company. I will say that on
the fmla topic I hope anyone who abuses it will get caught and fired
and the fact that they are making it more difficult for you part time
workers brings a special holiday warmth to my heart. I love it when
someone does the wrong thing they immediately accuse the people who are
doing what’s right as being stupid because they don’t want to join in on
the fmla abuse. You guys are the absolute worst people. At least I know
the company wants to screw me over, but you guys screw over your fellow
so called brothers and think there isn’t anything wrong with it. The
absolute worst people actually you guys are worse than the company. I
would keep everything on the down low when you do mark off because I
will report all you sorry asses any chance I get. Happy holidays!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 18 December 2019

Fmla was created in 1993 because of shit hole companies like csx.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 18 December 2019

Below the article in the Jacksonville Business Journal cited by i about
Toyota suing the railroads, is a link to this article from last
September.   
https://www.bizjournals.com/jacksonville/news/2019/09/17/special-report-how-csx-is-changing-the-rules-of.html

  
It gives examples how, after EHH arrived, CSX re-defined it's metrics
to make everything look great.   
Dwell time, velocity, operating ratio...  you can't believe any of it.

CSX is making lots of money not by better service, but with the fuel
surcharges (see: Toyota lawsuit), raising rates and making it harder
for customers to release cars while simultaneously almost doubling the
"fine" charged for late releases. 
They are also profiting by selling off real estate and using the
unrepeatable income to boost the operating ratio, which apparently
other railroads do not do. 
Don't think BNSF is immune from PSR financialization (or that Saint
Warren Buffet actually gives a crap) as it looks like Bill Ackman is
starting to sink his teeth into BNSF. 

I excerpted what I thought were the most interesting parts of the
article with my own headings in ALL CAPS. 

BACKGROUND... 
In March 2017,&#8239;after Hilal’s fund triumphed over a reluctant CSX
board, Harrison&#8239;took the helm.&#8239;Newly installed and dealing
with health issues that would lead to his death later that year,
Harrison moved quickly to make sweeping changes.&#8239;He laid off
thousands of employees and contractors, shuttered railyards and sold
hundreds of locomotives and railcars.&#8239;The results five months
later were dismal.&#8239; 
By August 2017, the average train&#8239;spent&#8239;three more hours
sitting in rail yards and&#8239;traveled&#8239;two miles per hour
slower, according to data reported to the Surface Transportation Board.
Only 55 percent of shipments arrived within two hours of their expected
delivery. Customers called CSX’s helpline&#8239;with
complaints&#8239;563 times a day, more than twice their normal rate. 
The rate of train accidents rose 68 percent in the third quarter to
the&#8239;railroad’s highest level in 12 years, according to data
reported to the Federal Railroad Administration. On 20 occasions that
quarter, CSX train accidents caused more than $100,000 in damages, the
most since 2004.&#8239; 
Customers were devastated by CSX’s service implosion, they
told&#8239;regulators in&#8239;a 2017 hearing focused solely on CSX,
sharing a range of mishaps with the board. 
A Tennessee Pringles factory with 1,300 employees narrowly avoided
several closures when CSX was late to deliver raw materials. Other
factories, including a North Carolina Kellogg Co. factory, suspended
production because of late deliveries.&#8239;Florida dairy
cows&#8239;would have run out of feed if six federal and state agencies
hadn’t intervened. 

In testimony at the 2017 hearing, Harrison blamed his railroad’s poor
performance on employees who resisted change. 
  
THE DECEPTION BEGINS… 
In response to customers’ complaints, the regulators began weekly
monitoring calls with CSX executives.&#8239;The same week monitoring
began, CSX announced it had reinvented how it measured performance. 
In August 2017, CSX rolled out new ways of calculating standard
performance indicators. The changes&#8239;— which the company touts on
its website and to investors —made the railroad’s 2017 meltdown appear
less severe and its improvements more dramatic than the measures used
by the rest of the industry.&#8239; 
In August 2017, industry standard measurements ranked&#8239;CSX No. 6
out of&#8239;seven railroads&#8239;in how long its in-service cars sit
in railyards, a measure known as dwell time. Its
cars&#8239;dwelled&#8239;for 29.3 hours&#8239;on average, by the
standard calculation, which excludes cars that arrive and leave on the
same train.&#8239;CSX’s new formula includes those cars. Because cars
that don't switch trains often stay in yards for a shorter period,
CSX’s average dwell time dropped dramatically. In the month the new
methodology was introduced, trains dwelled&#8239;13.1 hours, ranking
CSX No. 1. 
Velocity undertook a similar transformation. In August 2017, the
standard measure showed CSX’s trains going 1.9 miles per hour slower
than&#8239;they did before Harrison&#8239;arrived.&#8239;CSX’s formula
indicates velocity&#8239;dropped only 0.8 mph. This, too, was
accomplished by including data formerly excluded, creating a larger
denominator for the average. 

The spread between the velocity metrics defined by CSX and the STB has
narrowed, going from a 30 percent difference when introduced to about a
16 percent difference today. By coming more in line with the STB’s math,
CSX has been able to show investors a 53 percent improvement in velocity
since August 2017, while regulators have seen only a 33 percent
improvement. 

The metric for cars online was also redefined in August 2017, with the
company removing from the number cars that it counts as inactive for a
variety of reasons, including if they're being repaired, were sold or
are at a customer's location for more than a day. 
Using CSX’s formula, the number of cars online came in 33 percent less
than the industry-standard equivalent, helping the railroad make the
claim that it was doing more with fewer assets. 
The railroad presented its custom metrics in 30 presentations to the
Surface Transportation Board from August 2017 through March 2018, and
these are the only metrics it provides in quarterly earnings materials
and investor conference calls. It also separately submits
regulator-defined&#8239;metrics in mandatory filings to federal
regulators. 

The difference remains between the metrics defined by the Surface
Transportation Board and those defined by CSX. CSX’s dwell, velocity
and cars online are about 52 percent, 16 percent
and&#8239;37&#8239;percent&#8239;apart from
their&#8239;industry-standard&#8239;equivalents. 
The railroad has also stopped reporting some of its long-standing
measures – metrics it is not required to disclose – such as train
lengths, local service measurement (the percentage of cars placed at a
customer location based upon daily customer request) and right-car,
right-train (percentage of cars that leave railyards according to
plan). 
In addition to offering investors a different sense of CSX performance,
the metrics&#8239;make it harder for shippers to contest CSX fines for
delays, plan capital investments, seek regulatory intervention and
more, according to the American Chemistry Council,&#8239;a trade
association representing most of the $526
billion&#8239;U.S.&#8239;chemical industry.&#8239;&#8239;"Railroads’
ability to change the methodology they use to calculate their
performance data threatens the usefulness of that
data,”&#8239;Chemistry Council attorney Jason&#8239;Tutrone&#8239;wrote
in a filing submitted to regulators.&#8239; 
  
Other CSX statistics have improved, shippers say, because of policy
changes and data omissions.&#8239; 
In Harrison’s first five months, for example, the number of customers
who received the full number of cars they ordered plummeted, which
led&#8239;the Surface Transportation Board&#8239;to monitor the
percentage of orders CSX fulfilled. 
During that monitoring period, CSX’s metrics show the fulfillment
percentage improving, a sign that its network became more efficient —
but customers say that was a mirage. 
In 2017, a Packaging Corp. of America executive told&#8239;regulators
CSX had capped how many cars his company could order at a fraction of
the number it usually requested. That means order fulfillment
improved&#8239;because customers could only order fewer cars, not
because CSX was fulfilling more&#8239;orders, the executive
explained.&#8239; 
Two years later, the monitoring is no longer being done and the
situation is reversed; customers told regulators in May they often are
sent more cars then they need. Providing a surfeit of cars enables the
railroad to charge the customers fines for keeping cars too long
—&#8239;fines that now generate hundreds of millions of dollars for
CSX. 
CSX and other railroads have also changed the&#8239;number&#8239;of
days their customers receive cars,&#8239;the number of cars in each
delivery&#8239;and the time of day cars are delivered.&#8239; 
“They are delivering 33 [percent] to 50 percent more cars to a yard,”
Steve&#8239;DeHaan,&#8239;president of the International Warehouse
Logistics Association,&#8239;said of all large railroads.&#8239;“How do
you handle 50 percent more cars to your yard?”&#8239; 
Customers are frequently rebuffed when they ask railroads for
supplemental data, especially data customers could use to dispute
fines, they told the Surface Transportation Board. 
  
FINANCIAL METRIC DECEPTION, TOO… 
The operational metrics aren’t the only ones that have changed. Some of
the financial ones have, too.  The true sign that precision scheduled
railroading works, Harrison told investors at every railroad he ran, is
a drop in operating ratio.&#8239;Operating ratio, an industry-accepted
barometer of efficiency, measures how much it costs to generate&#8239;a
dollar of&#8239;revenue. The lower the number,&#8239;the higher the
profit.&#8239;Jim Foote continues to hold
up&#8239;operating&#8239;ratio as the single most important metric CSX
reports.&#8239;“It tells you by looking at one number whether or not
you are running the company effectively and efficiently,” Foote said at
an investor conference in May.&#8239; 

CSX posted North America’s lowest annual operating ratio last year at
60.3 percent, a U.S. record. It also
boasted&#8239;a&#8239;record&#8239;57.4&#8239;percent operating ratio
&#8239;last&#8239;quarter. Its quarterly operating ratio stood at 75.2
percent in the first quarter of 2017, the quarter before Harrison
arrived. 
These figures suggest that CSX has an operating profit margin of about
40 percent, and that it has improved its profit margin by 9 percentage
points in just two years.&#8239; 

But for CSX, this figure includes different datapoints than it did
before CSX adopted the new model. 

In 2017, CSX&#8239;reclassified&#8239;all real estate sales as
operating income. In doing so, it eliminated a distinction between real
estate with an operating impact and real estate with no operating impact
– a distinction its competitors still make.&#8239; 
All profits from real estate sales now&#8239;impact&#8239;operating
ratio, with the profits – $236 million in the last 2.5 years –
subtracted from the railroad’s expenses.&#8239;For example, CSX’s sale
of the Westin Savannah Harbor Golf & Spa helped lower its operating
ratio. 
Without the $154 million in real estate gains last year, CSX’s
operating ratio would have been 61.5, not 60.3. 
CSX considers the difference inconsequential. “Most Class I rails
account for property sales in their operating income, including our
direct peer, Norfolk Southern,” spokesperson Cindy Schild said by
email. “Our reporting is very transparent, and it is easy for anyone to
back out the real estate gains and get an adjusted [operating ratio].” 
While Norfolk Southern does include real estate gains against expenses,
it only includes income from operating properties –&#8239;the
delineation CSX removed in 2017. 
Blaze, the economic consultant, sees the accounting as
unique.&#8239;“It may make them look good to Wall Street, but it’s not
what other railroads do,” he said.&#8239; 

The methodology is also disconcerting to Chris Rooney, a former deputy
administrator of the Federal Railroad Administration, since it includes
unrepeatable sales of assets with no operating impact. 
“While CSX is not unique in including operating real estate gains in
operating earnings, it seems aggressive to remove the distinction
between operating and non-operating assets,” said Rooney. 
That means&#8239;CSX’s operating ratio is&#8239;improving&#8239;while
CSX has assets to sell, but&#8239;it&#8239;is likely to rise once CSX
becomes asset light. The railroad has sold or solicited for sale more
than 1,500 miles of track.&#8239;&#8239; 
CSX set a target in 2018 of selling $300 million in real estate and
$500 million in rail lines by the end of 2020. It has sold $562
million-worth of property over the past 2.5 years, according to its
filings with the SEC.&#8239; 
  
OTHER RAILROADS JOIN IN ON THE ACT… 
That market power has allowed CSX and other railroads to increase the
fees it assesses. These fees are major money makers&#8239;for CSX and
railroads across the country, all of which changed their rules last
year in ways that charge customers more when cars are held too long and
give customers less time to return cars.&#8239;&#8239; 
Across the industry, fines per car per day have risen as high as $200,
four times the size of the typical fine six years ago, while customers
now often get half the time — just 24 hours — to unload cars, testified
the International Warehouse Logistics Association's DeHaan. 
Railroads collected $1.2 billion from these fees last
year&#8239;–&#8239;led by CSX with $371 million billed,&#8239;a 94
percent increase from 2017.&#8239;CSX led again in the first quarter of
2019 with more than $100 million billed.&#8239;It collected another $78
million in the second quarter, the second highest behind Norfolk
Southern. At about 3 percent of its revenue, CSX has called such
revenue insignificant. 
Fees have become unavoidable because of&#8239;rule changes
and&#8239;unpredictable railcar&#8239;deliveries,&#8239;customers
told&#8239;the STB.&#8239; 
“They created their own issues of yard congestion, and now they’ve
developed a fee for it,” DeHaan said. “It’s amazing.”&#8239; 
Customers told the regulators in May that they were charged fees even
when railcars weren’t ready, were sent in higher numbers than
requested, were improperly switched, were the wrong railcars, were
late, were not delivered, were not picked up on time and were delayed
because of service failures.&#8239;&#8239; 
Another money maker: raising rates.&#8239; Foote has described higher
prices as a virtue of the new model, since it allows railroads to
compete as a premium service instead of a commodity, making them more
like FedEx than the postal service. The railroad increased revenue per
unit by 6 percent last year, resulting in $693 million in new revenue.
CSX collected 11 percent more per unit in 2019 than it did in 2016. 
  
WARNING - BNSF MAY BE NEXT… 
 “We&#8239;are not above copying anything that is successful, and I
think there’s been a good deal that’s been learned by watching these
four railroads,” Buffett said.&#8239; 
Ackman’s Pershing Capital, meanwhile, bought a $688 million stake in
BNSF last month.

Name: Karma
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 18 December 2019

Locomotive Engineer for 20-30

  It's entertaining listening to you company Bitch's cry and whine
over guys taking off FMLA.  CSX has created this situation with it's
unreasonable Attendance Policy. Fuck CSX and their never ending goal to
lower it's operating ration to 10% by eliminating ever possible
contract employee with cuts, shutdowns and other methods.  You fellow
co-workers that have a problem with FMLA mark offs are jealous of those
who can afford to mark off to have a life outside of the R.R.

  I've found over the years that the guys that do all the complaining
are the guys that have Fat cunt wives at home and can't stand to be
home, financially unable to take off, or have some sense of false
loyalty to CSX or their co-workers to hang in there and never lay off.

  At the end of the day, i'm gonna do what makes MYSELF and my family
happy, not CSX or my co-workers. If you don't like it whiners, quit or
keep sucking the company cock and most of all keep up the crying about
FMLA mark offs as it's very satisfying to watch you company cunts cry
like the little punks you are.

Name: Hate company sucks
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 18 December 2019

You are a true idiot. You’re Trainmaster material. Dumbass 
 






Name: COND
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 18 December 2019

Fricikn retards

READ the notice.   How in the hell did the company ever let you idiots
on the property. They have every right by law to check on who is
marking off FMLA. They have every right by law to make sure that no
one
is using it that does not have it legit.  This is just a screen center
that will be set up to make sure you are eligible for it.  What part
of
this don't you get. Don't call them and try to use it like an idiot
if
you have used up your 12 weeks or it has run out on  you.   No wonder
this company has to do this. Too many damn retards.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 18 December 2019

Wrong

the silly ass revisions upon revisions on the attendance policy STARTED
a long time before anyone was on Fmla.   A person cant be gone for two
days.  If they have a sick family member or they themselves are in poor
condition. 
The continued revised attendance policies made it impossible to keep
your job and maintain your health.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 18 December 2019

To Lloyd 
                 Your saying the greedy ones are just as bad as the
guys who don’t want to work !! What in the hell are you talking about?
The guys who abuse fmla are the reason we have this stupid caps policy
it’s the reason no one can be off. I realize people have fmla for
legitimate reasons. Come on though some guys make one trip then mark
off fmla.  One dam trip. They mark off fmla every holiday any weekend
when they want to go hunting or there is a big game on. The people that
are screwed the most are the ones who have to work. I know people say
well why don’t you just get fmla.  Well I am sorry if I don’t want to
walk into a doctors office and make up some illness and make the guy
fill out all the paperwork just so I can work part time. I actually am
happy as hell they are cracking down on the fmla it’s about time.
Sometimes I will be lined up for a pretty good train and the two guys
ahead of me are lined up for a train that does some work. Guess what
it’s fmla time. Then I get the train they mark back up and catch a
deadhead and turn or something I should have gotten. I understand
wanting to be with your family and be off on holidays. I want to also
but dam this is supposed to be a career not a part time gig. I hope
they fire every dam one of you fmla guys who are abusing it. With
brothers like this dam no wonder we as a union suck.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 18 December 2019

Your calling people regards you are an idiot. The problem isn’t calling
in to verify it’s the fact that they are not there 24 hours and the
notice said you must call them first so if you can’t get in touch with
them you can’t mark off fmla. It says if you mark off fmla and don’t
call the screen center first you are subject to discipline up to
termination so that’s the problem.

Name: COND
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 18 December 2019

Fricikn retards

READ the notice.   How in the hell did the company ever let you idiots
on the property. They have every right by law to check on who is
marking off FMLA. They have every right by law to make sure that no one
is using it that does not have it legit.  This is just a screen center
that will be set up to make sure you are eligible for it.  What part of
this don't you get. Don't call them and try to use it like an idiot if
you have used up your 12 weeks or it has run out on  you.   No wonder
this company has to do this. Too many damn retards.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 18 December 2019

Here we go again..December 18th 2019, and CSX STILL SUCKS!!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 17 December 2019

They can’t do this:;



(December 2011) (PDF)

This fact sheet provides general information concerning the Family and
Medical Leave Act’s (FMLA) prohibition of retaliating against an
individual for exercising his or her rights or participating in matters
protected under the FMLA.

The FMLA entitles eligible employees of covered employers to take
unpaid, job-protected leave for specified family and medical reasons
with continuation of group health insurance coverage under the same
terms and conditions as if the employee had not taken leave.

Prohibitions

Section 105 of the FMLA and section 825.220 of the FMLA regulations
prohibit the following actions:

An employer is prohibited from interfering with, restraining, or
denying the exercise of, or the attempt to exercise, any FMLA right.
An employer is prohibited from discriminating or retaliating against an
employee or prospective employee for having exercised or attempted to
exercise any FMLA right.
An employer is prohibited from discharging or in any other way
discriminating against any person, whether or not an employee, for
opposing or complaining about any unlawful practice under the FMLA.
All persons, whether or not employers, are prohibited from discharging
or in any other way discriminating against any person, whether or not
an employee, because that person has —
Filed any charge, has instituted, or caused to be instituted, any
proceeding under or related to the FMLA;
Given, or is about to give, any information in connection with an
inquiry or proceeding relating to any right under the FMLA; or
Testified, or is about to testify, in any inquiry or proceeding
relating to a right under the FMLA.
Examples of prohibited conduct include:

Refusing to authorize FMLA leave for an eligible employee,
Discouraging an employee from using FMLA leave,
Manipulating an employee’s work hours to avoid responsibilities under
the FMLA,
Using an employee’s request for or use of FMLA leave as a negative
factor in employment actions, such as hiring, promotions, or
disciplinary actions, or,
Counting FMLA leave under “no fault” attendance policies.
Any violations of the FMLA or the Department’s regulations constitute
interfering with, restraining, or denying the exercise of rights
provided by the FMLA.

Employer Coverage

FMLA applies to all public agencies, including state, local and federal
employers, local education agencies (schools), and private-sector
employers who employed 50 or more employees in 20 or more workweeks in
the current or preceding calendar year, including joint employers and
successors of covered employers.

Enforcement

The Wage and Hour Division administers and enforces the FMLA for all
private, state and local government employees, and some federal
employees. The Wage and Hour Division investigates complaints. If
violations cannot be satisfactorily resolved, the U.S. Department of
Labor may bring action in court to compel compliance. An employee may
also be able to bring a private civil action against an employer for
violations. In general, any allegation must be raised within two years
from the date of violation.

Where to Obtain Additional Information

For additional information, visit our Wage and Hour Division Website:
http://www.wagehour.dol.gov and/or call our toll-free information and
helpline, available 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in your time zone, 1-866-4USWAGE
(1-866-487-9243).

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 17 December 2019

Everyone call Ethics and the department of Labor!!        NOW!!!!

Name: To b
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 17 December 2019

Its typically csx teetiring on the brink of legality trying to strong
arm guys to only be able to use it on there terms because you cant get
24hrs a day pre approval typical bullish tactics and I find it hard to
believe it's legal for legit fmla markoffs

Name: b
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 17 December 2019

The fmla notice is effective beginning 12/23.  I am willing to bet there
will be no one to field calls for markoffs.  If you are unable to mark
off and don't show up for work you will likely be assessed 20 points
on caps.  Essentially you are being penalized for using fmla in this
case.  I don't think they can legally do it, though it may take a
while for it to drag through the courts.

Name: Fmla
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 17 December 2019

And remember folks if they are even dumb enough to deny you because of
manpower issues that's a giant no no smh

Name: Fmla
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 17 December 2019

My advice anyone who calls and is denied and you have a legit fmla
reason I would demand them to give you there name on what grounds are
you being denied and under who's authority get all the info you can if
they deny you legitly to be off

Name: To b
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 17 December 2019

B your absolutely right I talked to a guy there had no idea what I was
talking about he put me on hold came back and said he just read the
notice his supervisor give him it was a absolute joke and he in no way
would have helped me out what so ever it was a pathetic joke he
actually asked me is this new or what I know nothing about it

Name: b
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 17 December 2019

Upon calling the csx fmla today, I got an answer machine that advised
the office hours were 7am til 430 pm, central time, Monday through
Friday.  They are a 3rd party vendor, and were not aware of the new
notice, which starts next week.  call and ask them. 1-855-517-8331

Name: Double stanard
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 17 December 2019

I get what yore saying I really do I also dont work out of my home
terminal forv2 years now and drive a long way having said that here is
what pisses me off why for 1 day a year Christmas day can workers not
be at home with there families I have worked so many Christmas days
where I have taken a train only to tie it down In another yard like
seriously or get held hostage in a hotel because no trains running so
if it's that imperative that we be out there running trains then ok
business as usual so then fo