(Fill in the blank) All employees are treated             .     This area of the site will be an open forum for CSX employees to discuss all forms of harassment and discrimination on the job. As many of us have seen, the company's first priority is the company, not the rights of it's workers.     Coming soon... Audio Files of real employees being harassed and discriminated against.

 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: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 24 September 2016 I joined the railroad to make money and here I am sitting at home wanting to work and cannot because there are no conductors available. I am on the KD Subdivision and right now there are 3 trains ordered including Q042, and nobody to put on it until 10 tonight. Pusher job open unable to fill it, yard job that was unable to be filled, and people furloughed,..what a joke..happens every week but they do not care..local management does not care nor does Cindy and her crew at Jacksonville..CSX should no longer include transportation in its name..we are nothing more than a joke as a company..pitiful leadership and management..keep the good work up CSX inverstors..keep these clowns running us into the ground.. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 23 September 2016 Hoo-Boy, -- That'll be a good one. Already can't wait to find out how that will go. 

 Name: Defiant E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years Posted: 23 September 2016 This is it. This weekend Chicago Division - Barr Yard strikes. Will continue through the weekend. The following week will have heavy amounts of mark offs; ie sick, missed calls Enjoy the shit show. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years Posted: 23 September 2016 To those of you complaining about those employees that have FLMA might as well get over it. CSX has forced people to go out and get it..and I no longer blame employees for doing so. With all these terminal and yard closures there are many employees now forced to work hundreds of miles away from their homes..what do you expect those people to do? CSX has disrupted many peoples lives this past year without regard or concern for their employees and their families..so do you really expect employees to care if they disrupt service on the railroad? The employee morale is horrible and many employees are bitter toward this outfit and rightfully so. CSX is not interested in moving freight. We have trains sitting on our subdivision every week because they are stubborn and refuse to call people back. No wonder they are tanking..how can they attempt to recruit new business when they cannot even service the business they have. One would think that this company would want better numbers but with this regime its not going to happen. When the company works against its employees the employees work against the company..maybe one day they will be smart enough to figure that out 

 Name: CSX DUDE E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 22 September 2016 GAWD, I HOPE WE DON'T GET THOSE WELLS-FARGO ASSHOLES OVER HERE. SEND THEM TO THE UPRR. THEY CAN USE MORE ASSHOLE MOP'S AND MTO's IN TEXAS AND THE SOUTHERN REGION. AND REPLACE THAT DANIEL SHUDAK THE SUPT DRUNK THERE IN HOUSTON. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 22 September 2016 Been reading Wells Fargo headlines , sounds like csx intiimdation and harassment of employees to get bonuses and firing employees for minor offenses for personal gain or reporting issues protection is not there for us 

 Name: Cotton Belt Georgie E-mail: Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for N/A Posted: 22 September 2016 Cotton Belt Georgie: You walked away a coward with your head down and never helped a soul! Good Riddance!!! 

 Name: Real worker E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 22 September 2016 Legit I agree with everything u said! Sounds like "me" might be one of those abusers or he wouldn't be so offended. Good luck with your son. Honesty is the best policy! Lying about an illness is bad karma! 

 Name: Me E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year Posted: 21 September 2016 Legit, Don't worry so much about what your co-workers are doing and take care of yourself loser. Go Fuck yourself company suck. 

 Name: Cindy Stillborn E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years Posted: 18 September 2016 To sleep/tired, They were doing me same way. The person you need contact is Mrs. Angela Smith with the FRA like I did.She wants us to call her cause she will get csux.She was a crew caller for NS for 30 years and knows the ropes and loves to burn em. Come on guys let's put this to a stop. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 17 September 2016 good luck MR. Corporate HR 5th floor. I have noticed a number of Jax. corporate folks start off with half a bachelors degree and with effort and co-operation from CSX end up with a bachelors completion and one or TWO masters degrees. Most masters are easier and can be gotten ASAP These aren't from Harvard but CSX work with several 3rd grade schools that are very friendly to steady revenue sources and give you "good enough" and "legitimate enough" degrees. Keep your mouth shut until you need to escape and go to the successor biz or the feds or state.fyi 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 17 September 2016 sick/tired, Read & review your union agreement\contract. Unless something has changed -- they are supposed to offer extra work to the senior employees 1st. One of the few things in the contract agreements they actually honor. Some employees will take the calls. IF you're fortunate and can hold/work any type of regular assignment that has a normal/regular start time, don't answer the phone OR turn it off when you know you're not subject to calls for work. Safety First. 

 Name: Former_HR E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for 1-10 years Posted: 17 September 2016 Hi Name: legal E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years Posted: 16 September 2016 Thank you for the advice. I have my facts 100% straight. So I believe, I'm protected. These facts are found in too many places for their evidence to ever disappear. I'm the opposite of hostile towards CSX. In fact rather than hostile, I am deeply concerned for CSX's future and its employees' welfare (just like a good Corporate HR professional should be). 

 Name: sick/tired E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 17 September 2016 CSX Everyone knows you read this site everyday. Please answer a question for me. How come after working for this company for 18 years I got to be woke up all hours of the night by crew callers looking for someone to work an east end job that I AM NOT QUALIFIED ON! I have told them a million times that I never ever ever ever ever got qualified in that direction ever ever ever! I have begged them to put a note in my employee history or on a damn post it note on their computer screen to stop calling me and waking me up for this crap. what the hell is wrong with this company. I cant take this crap much longer. If you keep this up I will have to apply for FMLA because I will have to take a sleep aid to make up for the loss of sleep due to this stupid idiot way that you run the rosters. I cant work after taking a prescription sleep aid so I will either have to red block or get fmla to mark off and take my medication. What does a person have to do to get it through your heads to quit calling people all hours of the night that are not qualified and have told your people for YEARS! You are creating dangerous employess because we are coming to work exhausted due to interrupted sleep all night long! 

 Name: UP Conductor E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years Posted: 16 September 2016 Masters is something that the CSX continues to use.............. I guess the PGA should change the name of the “Master Golf Tournament.” Don’t want to offend anyone. How about UPRR Board of Directors suggest they just call it, “The Agusta Classic?” 

 Name: up E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years Posted: 16 September 2016 West Coulton MOP You need to be more specific in your post. For those in csx, an MOP is a manager of operating practices. He is equivalent to your road foreman of engines. An MTO is a manager of train operations and is equivalent to a csx trainmaster. I am assuming Mr Coulton had to chose trainmaster because there wasn't a choice for a UP official acting as a road foreman. On the UP we don't use the words MASTER! It is degrading and it is very offensive to workers of color. As far as we are concerned it is offensive to anyone working for the UP. Masters is something that the CSX continues to use. 

 Name: legal E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years Posted: 16 September 2016 Former HR Before you put anymore post on here that might be considered seriously damaging to CSX, I suggest you look at everything you signed if you signed anything. You may have some fine print that you missed that orders you to keep quiet about your case and dealings with the company. It would not be hard to figure out who you are. There have been several cases that employees have lost at arbitration with their unions because they posted on websites a lot like this one. However, they were not very bright and used their names. The board felt that the employee was hostile towards the company and it would be a conflict of interest for them to return to work. They also stated in the ruling that they felt the employee would not prosper working in an environment they felt was so hostile and mentally damaging to them. If you do decide to post, make sure you have the fact down 100% and can prove anything you say. You can not be prosecuted for telling the truth the whole truth and nothing but the truth. Whistleblowing is another form of protection if push comes to shove. Information has a way of disappearing in large corporations such as CSX. If you have hard core proof you have better negotiating leverage. No one, including CSX want the skeleton in the closet to come knocking on the presses from door. 

 Name: Wells Fargo-Union Pacific E-mail: Employed as: Yard Master, for N/A Posted: 16 September 2016 The Wells Fargo Union Pacific Effect RE; Special Agent(s) story... Both companies "were" stellar leaders in their industries. Both company CEO'S will face the music next week before Congress, about its current and past business practices. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 20-30 years Posted: 16 September 2016 Hey, Name: Former_HR E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for 1-10 years Posted: 16 September 2016 As you are aware, your attorney probably told you not to talk to anyone about this. But, fuck yeah..... lay it all out. . 

 Name: LEGIT! E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 16 September 2016 FMLA ABUSERS!!!!! Employers CAN MANAGE FMLA leave for employees by looking at patterns in employee attendance for any particular employee. If the request seems to be part of a peculiar pattern FMLA guidelines allow employers to give the pattern in question to the employees health care provider and question whether this pattern is consistent with the employees need for a leave of absence. So you stupid idiots who have fmla leave and keep taking a day before your off days or every pay day weekend, you better get ready to have your happy little game become a problem for you. Instead of listening to all the idiots at work who have only read the rights of the employee for fmla, you better start reading up on the rights of the employer to question your ability to work, if your fit to work or if you are abusing it. I have legit FMLA. I got a son who is sick as hell and now I got to deal with coming to work and watching everything I do because they are head hunting us now. You keep getting write ups for failures you will never be able to prove it was because you are on FLMA. KNOCK YOUR SHIT OFF! If your a poser then you get what you deserve. Thanks for nothing lazy pukes! 

 Name: Former_HR E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for 1-10 years Posted: 16 September 2016 I used to work CSX in Corporate HR on the 5th floor of 500 Water Street. If you all only knew... For months now, I've been publicly silent and privately patient. But CSX continues to drag their feet. I retained an employment attorney and he is in discussions with CSX's outside counsel regarding my case. At this point, I am strongly considering producing some interesting data-driven posts. Who would like to see more posts from me? ~Former_HR 

 Name: West Colton UP MOP E-mail: Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 20-30 years Posted: 15 September 2016 That is all true, We at UP are Building America and at the same time helping to destroy it. Railroad recession today, there is more money moving Crystal Meth, through Southern US to Los Angeles to yards that are unstaffed and have a great many of Mexican Mafia money around to pickup the bulk of the dope and with the assistance of OUR Mexican track and MOW workers move it to the hoods. We are doing really bad money wise, what do you expect us to do? The LA gay mafia depends on this stuff to produce gay porn in West Hollywood and in San Fernando Valley to produce straight hardcore anal sex scenes. At UP , We are Building America. 

 Name: WOW THANKS UP COP E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 12 September 2016 UP AGENT THANKS FOR TELLING US ALL THAT. EXPLAINS ABOUT ALL THOSE HEAVY TANK CARS AND OTHER MANIFEST CARS FROM MEJICO.....THANKS PO!!! TELL US ALL OVER THE WORLD MORE 

 Name: Special Agent(s) Retired E-mail: Employed as: APE, for N/A Posted: 12 September 2016 UP Management: Stop whining to your employees about Social Media Postings, while hauling drugs from Mexico and the drugs being dumped in inter-city neighborhoods! According to the Houston Chronicle (November 2001 to October 2006) and the Los Angeles Times (as recent as 2012, drug raid), you were nabbed and fined $$Millions for knowingly hauling DRUGS on trains and then with the help of Lobbyist and Politicians changed the terms of the "Fines" as "Security Improvements" without the distinction of being major a DRUG HAULER! During those years, profits were up 20% annually and now profits are down 30% after being nabbed. Can't blame this severe drop on the decline in coal business. GOOGLE IS A GOOD SOURCE OF INFORMATION FOR THE UNIFORMED! "Drug trains from Mexico"   Name: UP Conductor E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years Posted: 12 September 2016 Well..Jim Young If someone murders their wife, puts the body in a trash bag, Waste Management picks it up on Monday morning and transports it to the landfill, can the trash truck driver be held responsible? With your reasoning, I would think so.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 09 September 2016 Tickled this guy is not driving. Name: Jim E. Young E-mail: Employed as: M of W, for N/A Posted: 08 September 2016 KCS SP CSX UP NS TE&Y Employees: You could be liable if you are operating a train that originates from Mexico, stashed with drugs! The Rail Carrier's most profitable trains are the drug laden-ed trains that originates from Mexico. The trains are so profitable that a dying RR CEO negotiated his silence for a 120,000,000.00, retirement package. All to be paid over his natural retirement age as per the Corporate Bylaws. How many RR CEO'S gets an annual twenty-five million dollar retirement package upon death?   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 09 September 2016 Not a problem, makes it real easy. OTHER?KNUCKLEHEAD Why does it bother you so much that someone post in several forums? Maybe I can shed some light on the similarities in the topics! A supervisors gets unprofessional in your face and orders you by intimidating you and harassing you to go out and drag in a 3rd train on a J job without another ticket knowing damn well its a violation of the union agreement and you know that they are going to deny your valid claim because the ASSHOLES have already done it a zillion times! Then the employee is pissed and while he is out he isn't thinking straight and makes an unsafe move that might get him and his partner in trouble. Then after being screwed over all night he says the hell with this hell hole and marks off sick the next day. This puts his butt on the table now for having an availability problem. So, its pretty clear to see how courtesy, professionalism, harassment , discrimination, denied claims, availability and safety are all the same damn thing on this site. Its what csx does to its employees EVERY STINKIN DAY! Post as much as you want guys. The point of this site is to post the crap that's going on and get it out! Get over it OTHER!   Name: Chad Wilbourn E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years Posted: 08 September 2016 Jim Young So that is what happened to my bonus and my stash of good Mexican dope I was expecting up North in Roseville,Ca when I was VP -Operations for Roseville. Damn Snitches and rats on the friggin UP. Now I am down here in Texas and getting all the UP train that are Autos, and container trains moving north of the border without the border patrol and Homeland security stopping and inspecting them. I want 120.00000 dollars and more, just like any UP officer! UP will transport for drugs than any other Class 1 railroad in the USA.   Name: Jim E. Young E-mail: Employed as: M of W, for N/A Posted: 08 September 2016 KCS SP CSX UP NS TE&Y Employees: You could be liable if you are operating a train that originates from Mexico, stashed with drugs! The Rail Carrier's most profitable trains are the drug laden-ed trains that originates from Mexico. The trains are so profitable that a dying RR CEO negotiated his silence for a 120,000,000.00, retirement package. All to be paid over his natural retirement age as per the Corporate Bylaws. How many RR CEO'S gets an annual twenty-five million dollar retirement package upon death?   Name: Teach E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years Posted: 08 September 2016 APE 20-30(06) The RLA allows railroad employees to organize and form a union. The NLRA protects those rights of all union employees. You need to read and understand how to apply the laws to use them. Under the commerce clause of the U.S. constitution, federal laws prevail over state laws in matters of interstate commerce-an extremely broad jurisdiction in the complex modern economy. This is why our industry is under the do not strike order. The central instrument in U.S. law for protecting workers rights to organize, to bargain collectively, and to strike is the definition of five unfair labor practices in Section 8(a) of the NLRA. One of those definitions defines as an unfair labor practice an employers refusal to bargain with a certified collective bargaining representative of employees. Now lets apply that to our industry. Every single time a claim is denied by labor relations that was agreed upon by the carrier and the representing union that we know for a fact is 100% correct and was signed sealed and delivered is a violation. Now, you ask how? Because the carrier knew the language and the terms of that article but later decided to mix words or find small loop holes to deny it and put it on hold. They are well aware of the time frames it takes for the carrier and the union representative to meet and settle the claim disputes. There is also the game where the carrier will put blame on the employees who are in the review department of these claims. One of their favorites is to claim there are new employees who do not understand the agreement and it language. What it all boils down to is the company DID NOT NEGOTIATE IN GOOD FAITH AT THE BARGAINING TABLE. They knew they could twist words and find very fine loopholes to stall the claims. They pay good money for labor lawyers to do such tasks. Therefore it is hard for a Union to come after a carrier and charge them with failure to negotiate in good faith. It is up to the Union representative sitting at the bargaining table to make sure this does not happen. It does not however prevent a union for bringing such charges against a company. It is hard to win when there are legitimate loopholes but it just goes to show that the carrier is maliciously trying to find ways around honoring the collective agreement. Is this a professional and honorable act? NO! Is it big business. YES! With the countless number of side letters and changes over the years it would take several years to remove all loopholes and rewrite the agreement in simple black and white language that the carrier could not twist and manipulate to its benefit. In the meantime it is imperative that claims are filed and paper trails are started. Even though you think it will get you no where and nothing will be done, it shows the courts that you are aware of the company tactics and gives your unions something to go on if and when they decide to put up a fight.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 08 September 2016 Just FYI: William Ackman, of Pershing Scuare Associates, has had a bad year. His investment fund is the company that tries to buy controlling interest in poorly run companies, and reorganize them. That is what put the fear into CSX the last several years, leading to all the reorganizations.. He has (temporarily?) forgotten CSX and is now trying to take over Chipotle, which was hit by a number of food safety issues. He may be back someday, so you know where to buy your burritos!   Name: UP LA HUB CONDR E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 07 September 2016 TELL US MORE ABOUT THE KICKBACKS AND THE DRUG RUNNING ON THE LA DIVISION THAT YOU MENTIONED. SOUNDS REALLY GOOD.....HIGHBALL!   Name: YEAH!!! E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 07 September 2016 ????? OH MY GOD MAN!!!! You are my HERO! Everything you posted is 100% true and right on the money. Even the dispatchers are starting to get sick of the flack they are getting from the crews when the DTO orders them to change your pool jobs to J Jobs behind the crews backs AFTER THEY HAVE ALREADY BEEN ISSUED TICKETS THAT ARE RIGHTFULLY THEIRS AT THE RIGHT PAY! The stuff you posted has happened to me so many times its not even funny. We got so many claims in for this shit that it will take years to even get the unions to sit down and go over them. Of course we don't expect to see a damn thing done about it so we got other ways to make our money that's rightfully ours. Man, don't know who you are but you need award for employee of the month! Most of us think they are trying to hide all the recrews for these road trains that aren't making it in because they cut the crews so short. A j job can hustle power or do crap work around the yard so if they go drag in a train that's dead on the road as a job they might be able to hide it on the paper trail. Don't see how they hide the expense of paying the PTI service though. Maybe the idiots in Jacksonville are too stupid to do the research and start asking questions. Lets no forget the train they are showing yarded when they really weren't and they got a j job on it. They show those jobs as originating out of the home terminal and final destination as the same terminal. Looks good on paper. Screw you out of 100's of miles pay! Yeap, Just a bunch of thieves!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 06 September 2016 The problem with using the National Labor Relations Act is that we are not in it. Over the years our laws have gotten similar, and merging it HAS OFTEN BEEN CONSIDERED, but we are still different. Best to remember that. AND, both union and management folks have spent years keeping up with traditional case law and black letter law, and do not wish to learn a new system from scratch. Kindly note that laws not labor related, such as EEOC, ADA, FMLA, etc. are neither labor law nor RR / Airline specific labor law, and should be examined with great interest, even if your union rep pretends it is not relevant and wishes to stay in the 1930's. Neither the company nor the union wish to jump into the 1960's, with all those scary new words.   Name: ??? E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 06 September 2016 OTHER?KNUCKLEHEAD Why does it bother you so much that someone post in several forums? Maybe I can shed some light on the similarities in the topics! A supervisors gets unprofessional in your face and orders you by intimidating you and harassing you to go out and drag in a 3rd train on a J job without another ticket knowing damn well its a violation of the union agreement and you know that they are going to deny your valid claim because the ASSHOLES have already done it a zillion times! Then the employee is pissed and while he is out he isn't thinking straight and makes an unsafe move that might get him and his partner in trouble. Then after being screwed over all night he says the hell with this hell hole and marks off sick the next day. This puts his butt on the table now for having an availability problem. So, its pretty clear to see how courtesy, professionalism, harassment , discrimination, denied claims, availability and safety are all the same damn thing on this site. Its what csx does to its employees EVERY STINKIN DAY! Post as much as you want guys. The point of this site is to post the crap that's going on and get it out! Get over it OTHER!   Name: SP HubCap E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year Posted: 06 September 2016 To The UP Conductor Colton: Years ago, there was an engineer called HubCap out of Division 56. Presumably, he was one of the first to exposed the rampant corruption of kickbacks to union officers. He later alerted the Feds to the Drugs by Rails Operation from Mexico (LA Times article, Midnight Drug Haulers). The rumor is: HubCap had a mishap on the BNSF that caused a neck injury; later fired, and offered [and accepted] a disability retirement while his discharge was under review by an arbitrator.   Name: Engineer E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 06 September 2016 This company doesn't care about safety. It's all for profit now. Their working us to death with equipment going down hill fast... The company made cuts in the wrong departments. T & E employees truly hate this company for their mismanaging their life.. Hopefully when the grim reaper decides to take all CSX MANAGEMENT, then they well go straight to HELL where they belong....   Name: UP Conductor E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years Posted: 06 September 2016 Ex FRA... Are you saying, it is NOT a violation of hours of service to secure your train after 12 hours? All in the name of safety? Well, that’s a new one on me.   Name: EX FRA E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years Posted: 06 September 2016 ALINE COND The rule used to be that you could secure your train by putting on the hand brakes BUT the engineer could not release any brakes to test them for the new 1 minute brake test. Trains crews were never required to do a one minute brake test in the past. Applying the proper amount of brakes for the number of cars was designated and did just fine. Securing the train in order to leave it behind is considered an action that is necessary for the safety of the crew and the public and can be done. The one minute test is a csx operating rule and is not required by the FRA. Therefore if you do the one minute brake test you are performing work for the railroad which is a violation of the hours of service. Therefore that puts the crew in a catch 22. Per csx operating rules you are to notify the dispatcher when you are down to 3 hours. It is up to you to follow that rule. Then is the time that you should remind them that you need to stop somewhere that you will have the time to follow the rules for testing your brakes if you plan on leaving the train. DO NOT EVEN try to make a point that the dispatcher should know where you are and how much time you have left to run. Unless you are a new employee then you should know they lose tract of where trains are and can not keep up with every single trains running time. Yes, they should but they don't. If you have any questions concerning violations of the FRA rules for operations then you can contact the FRA representative for your area. Your hours of service or operating rules agents should be able to answer your questions. If you are in the Indianapolis area you can call the Indy office at 317-226-0390 and find out who is over your area.   Name: Albany Divn T&E Guy E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years Posted: 05 September 2016 The FMLA Issue: Lets put this in the proper perspective. FMLA was Enacted under the Clinton Administration. Many years before the CSX takeover of Conrail. It was enacted SPECIFICALLY to deal with ABUSIVE EMPLOYERS. Think about that folks...... FMLA was enacted to deal with ABUSIVE EMPLOYERS!!!! FMLA was enacted to deal with ABUSIVE EMPLOYERS!!!! FMLA was enacted to deal with ABUSIVE EMPLOYERS!!!! FMLA was enacted to deal with ABUSIVE EMPLOYERS!!!! Okay now! Now that I've made that point lets talk about the -- present situation vs. the previous situation.-- Conrail was in business many years after FMLA was enacted and had VERY FEW EMPLOYEES on FMLA. CSX Enacted VERY HARSH Attendance policies CSX Enacted VERY HARSH Discipline policies Now we have everyone on FMLA!!!! And these IDIOTS running CSX say we have an FMLA problem !?!? OK I'm going to yell here. But not at my fellow union brothers. I'm going to yell at you Company suits on here. I'm going to yell at you guys because your purposely dense. So I'm going to yell so that maybe the light will come on in your thick heads, and maybe....you guys will get a clue!!!!! CSX IS AN ABUSIVE EMPLOYER!!!!! THAT'S WHY YOU HAVE SO MANY PEOPLE ON FMLA!!!!! You IGNORANT MORONS!!!!! It has always amazed me throughout my 35+ years on the RR. How incredible the work ethic was in the RR Industry. The greater majority of my fellow railroaders would work 70 to 80 hours plus every week (albeit the greed for money was the overwhelming motive) But nonetheless they did it. And this was for decades, during which they were never threatened or harassed to do so. So now we have Management regimes that are so greedy and arrogant they won't even discuss the issues with the unions, Yes that is correct Mr. Corp. The Unions NEVER AGREED to these Absentee/Discipline policies. They were shoved down our throats. Bottom line is this THEY DON'T WORK!!! The present generation of RR workers have NO loyalty to their employers. They don't merely dislike their taskmasters THEY HATE their employers with a PASSION! This is not to be confused with not liking their jobs. They love their jobs. why else would they put up with these working conditions so long? They HATE THE PEOPLE who run these RR's I see it everyday when I work. A decision comes along between whats best for the RR vs. Employee benefit. Employee wins every time and when there is no benefit THEY STILL choose the option where the company loses. I've seen employees take the path that's harder to do if it will cause the company harm, time after time. The Hatred is that bad! From a business point of view it is REALLY BAD POLICY to alienate your workforce to a point that your employees are working against you. Unfortunately the folks in Jacksonvile DON'T CARE!! Unfortunately the folks in Albany DON'T CARE!! Unfortunately the folks in your local Terminal Offices DON'T CARE!! Apparently here at CSX we don't make money by transporting customers products. Apparently we make money by Threatening Employees! Apparently we make money by Firing Employees! Apparently we like to create problems for ourselves that cause motivated workers to lose motivation and instead focus all their efforts at spending time with their loved ones, and friends, Instead of fanatically trying to spend time at work every waking minute of the day making money !!! .......... As my generation did!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 20-30 years Posted: 04 September 2016 Chief dispatchers are management. Assistant chief dispatchers are union. (the ones the crews talk to)   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 04 September 2016 Chief dispatchers, assistant chief dispatchers, train dispatchers, and yardmasters, are union dues contributing company people.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years Posted: 04 September 2016 To add to the statement below: This is for you Avon guys. Replace supervisor with a Union paying "Assistant Chief Train Dispatcher" "Now, pay close attention to this one! UNFAIR LABOR PRACTICES-Section 8(a)2 of the NLRA makes employer "domination" of a labor organization an unfair labor practice Dominate mean to rule, control or SWAY! The post made by EX LC had an issue with a supervisor who told employees to do as they were told even though he knew that he was in violation of their bargaining agreement and they could take it up with their LC later. It can be assumed that the employee felt threatened and could possibly be charged with failure to comply or worse. This supervisor was in violation of federal law. Under no circumstances should any union member allow a supervisor to bully or intimidate anyone into complying to their orders after the supervisor has been informed and shown the violation of the bargaining agreement. This issue should be reported immediately to your LC and to legislative rep of your union. DO NOT ALLOW THIS SUPERVISOR TO GO UNREPORTED. An employer that commits an unfair labor practice must "cease and desist" from unlawful conduct and post a notice in the workplace promising not to repeat the conduct."   Name: AP Engineer Retired E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years Posted: 03 September 2016 A Birmingham Engineer told me, “FMLA” was the “Football Mania Layoff Agreement.” What did Jacksonville think it was? I mean, you can’t miss a University of Alabama football game just to move freight. Right?   Name: TEACHER E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years Posted: 01 September 2016 ALL UNION MEMBERS! LESSON 1 for this week! The NMB(National Mediation Board) has no authority to investigate or remedy employee grievances against an employer. The role of the NMB in the railroad industry is to conduct representation elections and to mediate agreement between the carrier and union in collective bargaining negotiations, A union certified by the NMB is the sole representative of the certified group of employees(craft or class) as to wages, hours, benefits and WORKING CONDITIONS! If you feel your employer is not properly applying the collective bargaining then the grievance procedure in the collective bargaining procedure is the proper channel to follow. Whether or not a union is required to progress an employees grievance to arbitration is usually a matter of union discretion. When a grievance is progressed to arbitration by the parties and the grievant wishes to appeal the arbitrators decision it is done through the courts. Arbitration results are usually final and binding under the RLA BUT a grievant has 2 years from the ruling to seek a set-aside. Discuss your options with an attorney. If you are a railroad employee and have properly filed a grievance with your union and are not satisfied with the results of the grievance procedure you may consider filing a grievance as an "INDIVIDUAL" with the National Railroad Adjustment Board(NRAB). Filing as an individual means that you wish to pursue your grievance with the NRAB WITHOUT the assistance or support of your union. You can contact the NRAB directly at 312-751-4688 If you believe that your employer is in violation of a law of the United states you can consult with a private attorney or contact the government agency that has jurisdiction over such matters. It is strongly advised that all railroad employees take the time to sit down and read their "WEINGARTEN RIGHTS"! Now, pay close attention to this one! UNFAIR LABOR PRACTICES-Section 8(a)2 of the NLRA makes employer "domination" of a labor organization an unfair labor practice Dominate mean to rule, control or SWAY! The post made by EX LC had an issue with a supervisor who told employees to do as they were told even though he knew that he was in violation of their bargaining agreement and they could take it up with their LC later. It can be assumed that the employee felt threatened and could possibly be charged with failure to comply or worse. This supervisor was in violation of federal law. Under no circumstances should any union member allow a supervisor to bully or intimidate anyone into complying to their orders after the supervisor has been informed and shown the violation of the bargaining agreement. This issue should be reported immediately to your LC and to legislative rep of your union. DO NOT ALLOW THIS SUPERVISOR TO GO UNREPORTED. An employer that commits an unfair labor practice must "cease and desist" from unlawful conduct and post a notice in the workplace promising not to repeat the conduct. There is no doubt that this post will raise a red flag with railroad management. This website is viewed daily by CSX and its legal staff. The labor relations department will not appreciate this kind of information circulated either. It encourages members to read and better arm themselves with information to put up a good fight. There is nothing more powerful than well educated and readily armed union members.   Name: be happy in your work E-mail: C@ hotmail.com Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years Posted: 01 September 2016 where is Todd novak working he was a Collinwood flunkie   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 01 September 2016 If true & the person is charged accordingly, the co., the court(s), govt., etc., will handle it discreetly & he/she will be taken care of. Will probably appear later in a similar or even better position. Should a rank & file employee get in trouble for something like that: would get raked over the coals. CSX management Sucks.   Name: Oh Yeah E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 31 August 2016 Just read on the BLE website where the Trainmaster at Corbin. KY just got arrested for possessing Child Pornography. Wonder if they will fire him of for Tarnishing CSX's squeaky clean image or will they try and sweep it under the rug. Regardless, FUCK YOU CSX   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years Posted: 31 August 2016 In response to the letter sent out by Cindy Sanborn in regards to FMLA, what a joke that CSX is blaming poor performance on FMLA. True that there are those who misuses it but this CAPS system makes for everyone to go out and acquire it..thats on you Ms. Sanborn. Also I love that Ms. Sanborn is so concerned that i might possibly be working too much. Well this is true I am working too much but that is not because of FMLA it is because the boards are trimmed down to thinly to meet the demands of the number of trains. Basically CSX is padding the numbers trying to keep investors happy but now service is at an all time low. I love how CSX blames their poor performance on T/E crews instead of stepping up to the plate and admitting that their poor management practices are to blame..but this is CSX   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 30 August 2016 Unions don't want normal attorneys around. If you have a discipline hearing everybody...union attorney, union official, company official, etc. know this is a stage play where everyone fully knows their role in the script, and sit around like sleeping drunks until someone wakes them up and points them to the appropriate page to read. They have played this story before. The only person who may NOT know his/her role is the union member / victim. Looking at ADA, EEOC, Lilly Ledbetter, and all the others is like going through a dark forest, while you don't know how the story ends. Is that Grandma or the big bad wolf? Who the hell knows? Is that a real federal judge? Does he have a copy of the script? So comforting to know that you work with Judge Judy, and NOTHING will go off track.   Name: Retired SP Trainman E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 30 August 2016 I remembered that guy in 1999. He was a really good new hire and worked at other Railroads elsewhere and the UP was in bad shape with the Merger that we at SP hoped would fail. He was good and a lot of the Engineers and Trainman from SP could trust him. UP planted a rat from Bakersfield to try and sit him up and that new hire took the Engineer's cell phone and through it out the window after the Engineer was using and talking on it while "trying" to run the engine. LOL. No wonder you can't use a fucking cell phone these days and have one on the property. Rats and Snitches are fucking it UP for you all. That new hire is looking at a restatement for 1 million 180 thousand dollars from both the crooked UTU and the UP. The both sleep together in the same Labor relations office in Omaha. They have to thank 32 year old veteran RFE, Lester Sack for that fuck up.   Name: UP CONDR E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years Posted: 29 August 2016 Hell Stress....FU*K that! Cancer is the MAJOR leading killer right now on the UP. And probably elsewhere on other Class 1 RR's. We have lost so many Engineer's and trainmen to Cancer in the past 10 years, and they weren't even close to retiring. Some where, so they got their checks after retiring and then died. Everyday its somebody new. I'm off to let the female Doctor I have stick her finger up my ass and play with my testicles. It must be the LOW SULFUR FUEL.   Name: Retired West Colton SP Hogger E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 29 August 2016 Hey ! I can answer that one UP retired Engineer. That is because like Hannaha and Pruitt are taking the shake down just like the POS UTU/SMART LC's like W.J. Smith up there in Bakersfield was doing ( I am out for the new guys) Sure...How many good trainmen and enginemen we have lost because everything is "paid" off now. Do you now that UTU has desk and cubicles right there in LR in Omahaha? Sure do, I wouldn't Lee Pruitt and Daryl don't have one to. How about the Engineer in W.Colton that killed his wife and got out of prison and BLE got his job back after the Carrier canned his ass for Felony Conviction went through. Bakersfield had a pretty nice guy back in 1999 we all knew who was charged with False application even when he applied and INCLUDED the old conviction and told the truth at the interview and guess what people UP hired that guy in LA and shipped his ass to the Roseville Hub to have the Bakersfield undercover cops working the railroad mess with him. They tried that Rule 1.6 crap on him and he told them all to stick it. Its now a major federal EEOC case against UTU and the UP. LOL..   Name: Stressed Reitred Engineer E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years Posted: 29 August 2016 Now that Dave Harris had a heart attack I hope he can see what all his bullying and getting irate with his employees has done to him and Hope he can be more calmer these days...................... If anyone here knows Mr. Harris, tell him, even a totally healthy person, always under stress, will have 1mm of plaque build up in their arteries over a non-stress person. I know this for a fact, been their (heart attack) with perfect blood readings, don’t smoke, drink or eat any red meat and dairy products. Remember the movie, “Throw Momma From The Train?” That was life with my mother a divorce and 30 years of mainline mountain railroading. So, a word to all here, life is too short to let the CSX kill you. Chill,...just figure you’re going to work 12 hours every trip and obay the rules 100%.. Let the managers stress.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year Posted: 29 August 2016 Now that Dave Harris had a heart attack I hope he can see what all his bullying and getting irate with his employees has done to him and Hope he can be more calmer these days.   Name: UP Engineer Retired E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 10-20 years Posted: 27 August 2016 UP Mallard On The Western Region: Why is Hannah so good at getting child molesters and wife beaters back to work instead of switch runners?........................... Jezzzz....That’s an easy one. The railroad views, running through a switch as much more serious than a wife beater...especially the CSX.   Name: John Casey E-mail: Employed as: APE, for N/A Posted: 27 August 2016 UP Mallard On The Western Region: Why is Hannah so good at getting child molesters and wife beaters back to work instead of switch runners?   Name: UP Engineer Retired E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years Posted: 27 August 2016 Post from Train Orders dot com. I don't remember a "no strike" agreement, unless it was for a very specific issue, but the Supreme Court basically decided rail unions cannot strike except for "major disputes" around that period. Of course in the court's eyes there is almost nothing that rises to a "major dispute" plus rail unions have to go through a myriad of steps before they can get to the "self help" (strike) stage.   Name: UP Engineer Retired E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years Posted: 27 August 2016 Would like to see that............ ..Side letter 20 was one of the 1986 PEB board decisions. Someone should remember the no strike clause back in the 1980’s. I’ve been gone 14 years now and have no contact with the BLE , Lee Pruitt or Hannah anymore.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 26 August 2016 OK. Can find all the PEBs from 12/12/1955 thru 01/11/2016. Looked at GC Hannah's site. Haven't found a thing regarding a side letter with referrence to a "no strike" clause. Would like to see that.   Name: UP Engineer Retired E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years Posted: 26 August 2016 Another person that may need to do some real homework, ie: read/review the RLA. Guess I will do that too................ Yes.. and look up “Side Letter 20” In the PEB of 1985. Email Lee Pruitt or DW “Bill” Hannah.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 26 August 2016 Another person that may need to do some real homework, ie: read/review the RLA. Guess I will do that too. If the UTU & BLE could & did in fact agree to a no-strike clause back then, just where is that recorded? If true, how's come there was a short-lived national rail strike in the spring of 1991? - and, rail GCs can still request strike authority over agreement disputes - yes/no?   Name: UP Engineer Retired E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 10-20 years Posted: 26 August 2016 The Govt. \ Federal Courts have a lot of power. Long story short: A strike by RRers is not at all an easy thing to do, or even try.................... In the late 1970’s, maybe early 80’s, the BLE & UTU signed a “No Strike Clause.” Labor disputes go to a PEB Board (Presidental Emergency Board, a board appointed by the President). After the 1985 agreement, the board ruled in favor, 7 to 1 for the carrier on eight disputes arising from that 1984 contract. In other words, Engineers and lost their ass. Harden, from the UTU had already given away the farm in that contract and settled before the BLE did, leaving them in a bad situation. Thus, we have the pre-85 and post 85-people. Hope this helps answer your question a little.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 26 August 2016 If truly only been a RRer for less than 10 yrs., you probably are just like a lot of others who don't realize how it works. Use your head & some common sense - go online, read\review & try to understand the Railway Labor Act. RR cos. know all about it. Rail service interruption which could idle businesses & thousands of other workers will not be tolerated very long. The Govt. \ Federal Courts have a lot of power. Long story short: A strike by RRers is not at all an easy thing to do, or even try.   Name: WhyNot E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years Posted: 26 August 2016 Why cant we strike? I mean what are they really going to do? Dont tell me the GOVT wont allow it, because thats bull. We wont strike though. Too many pussies out there that will keep putting up with the shit, and not do anything about it. Happy Friday. I think ill markoff sick.   Name: F YOU E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years Posted: 25 August 2016 Peter all you railbuffs are retarded!!   Name: Peter Ely E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 25 August 2016 Look at all you bitching and crybaby Trainmen and Engineers. I wish as a California railfan I could have a Job like yours. We can't even get a job interview with the UP when they are hiring and I would love to fulfill my boyhood fantasy and be a Engineer, even for 10 bucks an hour. I have a old head Conductor that is retired from UP and his name is Virlon Smoot and he used to have me come over to his place and play with his backyard choo-choo train and have male and male fun. So you guys need to stop all the crying and whinning about your great jobs you have and enjoy working on the railroad and keep in mind that all of us railfans love to give good head like me and the others on Altamont press and Trainorders.com and HeadsUPcoast fans that would just love to have your great jobs. Sincerely Dick sucker Peter Ely Buff your knob for a train ride. UP railfan   Name: Threatened E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years Posted: 25 August 2016 CRAZY NUT CASE CHIEF AT IT AGAIN Just got word that the chief is playing her dirty little harassment and intimidation games again. We got an east end extra board and a west end extra board. That crazy broad is trying to order an east end extra crew to go dog catch trains on the west side when there are rested and available crews on the west end extra board. They pointed this out and were threatened if they didn't go work the other side their qualifications would be pulled. This isn't just a violation of the union agreement but its a run around claim for the guys on the west end. They are just trying to cut cost on recrews and cover up cost of not getting trains in on time. Where the hell does this chief get off deliberately cheating west end crews out of their work and being able to make a living. Who in the hell is letting them get away with this blatant bullshit. This time they have gone to far. Deliberate and blatant violation of the agreement with deliberate harassment and intimidation tactics to save money and screw pay from hard working crew members who need to make a living. THIS SHIT HAS TO STOP. ITS TIME FOR A SIT DOWN WITH BOTH UNION INTERNATIONALS AND TIME TO MEET WITH THE STEEL WORKERS. NO WAY THOSE GUYS WOULD EVER ALLOW THEIR MANAGEMENT TO WALK ALL OVER THEM IN THIS MANNER. TIME FOR SOME OLD FASHIONED UNION MEETINGS AND FIGURE OUT WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE. WE CANT STRIKE BUT BET YOUR BOTTOM DOLLAR THOSE STEEL WORKER BOYS WILL HAVE SOME GOOD IDEAS!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 25 August 2016 This info\instruction out there in csx dispatcher messages, system and/or divisional bulletins, or elsewhere??   Name: Safety First E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years Posted: 25 August 2016 ALL CREWS If you are receiving correspondences from anyone in labor relations, payroll or any other department that your pay is not being issued as submitted because information obtained from the GPS shows otherwise you need to email Tim_ healey@csx.com. Mr. Healey is the Director of Locomotive Engineering and oversees the installation of the GPS on all locomotives. If there is a problem with the use of the GPS then he should be notified immediately. This is an issue that should not be taken lightly. Obtaining proper information from the GPS is a MUST and any problems that are occurring must be addressed and resolved immediately! Movement of all trains on the system must be documented accurately. There is no room for error on this matter. The safe way is the right way. Report any problems immediately. Your participation will be greatly appreciated.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 23 August 2016 They have to know where trains are. Ask a dispatcher. Denying penalty claims (even valid ones, for whatever reason) is an age old tactic. Uncommon that one is paid right away. Have to submit all info properly to your LC when claims are denied & hope that they're handled & forwarded. Then be patient. May take yrs. If valid, the RR eventually has to ante up -- at the pay rate applicable when submitted. Aggravating but the way it usually is.   Name: SCREWED E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 23 August 2016 CALL HOMELAND SECURITY Labor relations is at it again! Just denied my claim and 2 other guys stating that the GPS data system says our trains never ran on the territory we claimed. THEY LOST OUR FRICKING TRAINS AGAIN! THIS IS BULLSHIT. HOW CAN A RAILROAD LOSE THEIR FRICKING TRAINS. HOW CAN THEY NOT FIND OR KEEP TRACT OF OUR TRAINS AND WHERE THEY ARE TRAVELING. WE HAD HAZARDOUS MATERIAL CARS ON THE TRAIN THEY LOST. DOES THE PUBLIC HAVE ANY IDEA HOW INSANE IT IS THAT A RAILROAD CANT KEEP TRACT OF WHERE THEIR DANGEROUS TRAINS ARE TRAVELING. Maybe we should be calling the USDOT and tell them whats going on too!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 22 August 2016 The problem is that current RR management are not a team. They do NOT want improvements. They are a TEAM in the sense that Hillary and the Donald are currently campaigning as a team to help the electorate make better choices. If you come up with a miracle additive that adds 20% to fuel efficiency then you are the bad guy and a target. Somewhere there is an official in charge of purchasing that and you made him look bad. and, HE WILL TELL HIS COUSIN HIGHER UP ABOUT THE THREAT FROM BELOW. Your trainmaster will take heat for having an employee who sticks his nose in company business And this goes all the way to the top. A sharp division general manager, if such exists, is a threat to many vice presidents. A terminal superintendent makes the division guy look bad...not good. If you want to rise on CSX you must play the not so bright, member of the gang, absolutely non threatening to anyone simpleton. These are good paying jobs for managers who cannot survive in a competitive environment.And of course this absolutely means NO action by a common engineer or clerk. Unfortunately we have engineers with engineering degrees...very threatening, and PTI drivers with MBA'S in Logistics...VERY scary. No way in hell do we want bright people exceeding their pay grade. We have rent seekers observing the Peter principle to the max. YOU are not a lifeboat selectee on this mans Titanic, just one of the unfortunates that get letters of regret. It should be mentioned that many officials are relatives, dear friends and lovers, etc. So co operation just isn't in the cards.Maybe that is true of life in general, but it is very obvious on the RR.   Name: Spongebob E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 22 August 2016 Engineer Mallard, I don't think you work for CSX or you wouldn't be saying such nice things about them. Maybe you have been on their Facebook page or you have some CSX engines on your model train set in your moms basement where u reside. CSX sucks in a big kind of way. I could go on for hours about how they REALLY operate their business and treat their employees, but i'll save my time as the real CSX employees already know.   Name: Revenge Sr. E-mail: Employed as: APE, for N/A Posted: 20 August 2016 "Eye for an Eye" Understand the meaning of those simple words for your guidance! If one deliberately or attempts too destroy your well being, the Laws of Nature is on your side!   Name: UP Engineer E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years Posted: 20 August 2016 Engineer Mallard Bullshit with that. We here on this class 1 make a lot more than YOU post-85 hoggers on the c-sucks corporation from the NS. We out here on the West Coast know that. Don't bullshit another BLE guy. We all know who and what is being made. You must be blowing some of those TM's and or RFE's over there like some of those SP Engineers in LA and Bakersfield used to do to "kiss ass" and keep good with the officers. Don't BS us on here. CSX sucks C*&K. Enough! Cogdal   Name: Engineer Mallard E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 19 August 2016 Don't really see how bad CSX is. Worked 10 years with Nazi Southernschwitz and CSX is much nicer to me. Guys, this ain't a white collar 9-5 job. You are transporting freight. You're gonna be treated like shit sometimes and you gotta deal with it. Don't come into the industry wanting a lavish working condition. There's times when I wanna blow up at the dispatcher, but that's just part of the job. When you factor in CSX's pay is arguably higher than any Class 1, and the usually well kept locomotives most with ACs and good radios, you can't hate on the company. Time is money, and we are just little laborers to management but that's what it's like anywhere. Go join NS if you think CSX is bad, and I'll be sitting here laughing my ass off while you got high blood pressure and denied pay rates. The Chicken Shit eXpress will get even better once MJW leaves in 3 years, he'll hopefully get replaced with someone who has bigger balls and won't negotiate with EHH for a merge.   Name: LC E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 17 August 2016 AVON CREWS LISTEN UP!!! When you are called to work on a WORK train IT IS NOT REVENUE SERVICE. You are to be issued a ticket under kind of service 9. CMC had been issuing these tickets as through freight under kind of service 2. They are doing this because they are in violation of article 47 in regards to work trains. If they call a work train at least 4 times in a week they are supposed to put the job up for bid on the electronic bid system. The company does not want to do this so they are hoping that putting the tickets under kind of service 2 as through freight will not draw attention to what is happening. Kind of service 9 is also a higher rate of pay for a days work. DO NOT TAKE a work train out until you call cmc and make them change it to a kind of service 9. If they give you any trouble them you make sure they understand that you know this is NOT revenue service and it is not through freight If they keep your ticket under through freight then they are admitting that it is being considered revenue service and they should be reporting the service to the IRS for tax purposes.   Name: sp hogger E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 16 August 2016 In refrence to CSX engineer; Being off for 18 months for going down the wrong yard track? That is waaay, to long for a PLB decision   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 14 August 2016 partnership? with CSX? The BLE was founded, and flourished, based on a need for skilled employees. Drop by an operating steam museum, show them your newly minted engineers card, and ask to start up a steam engine and drive it merely 50 feet. Look at a trained conductor and his 6 months or less training. That's the goal...make every employee replaceable in 90 days. Signal forces may last a little longer...clerks a little shorter. BTW, this links to lower management salaries. If an engineer makes 60k over many hours, then a TM must make 60, if the engineer makes 40k in constant dollar terms, than the TM salary will go down. The price point is what the trucker makes, although RR Retirement makes a difference. This is especially true as TM are usually unskilled with "degrees", if present, from obscure schools that have trouble placing anybody anywhere. and, of course, the trucker has to invest in, and manage, his own truck to make best money. Almost no operating person craft or management has any control in influencing investment decisions, which helps guarantee poor ROI.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 13 August 2016 In reference to the 08/11/16 post from WC-UP Condr: We'll see. Why do people that have whale mouths but actually have minnow guts blow off like that?   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for N/A Posted: 11 August 2016 Google / Search: Arbitration in the RR industry.   Name: WC-UP Condr E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years Posted: 11 August 2016 Hold on with a three point grip folks! We got a lot more run off to retirement pranks slamming UP the good ole UP culo! coming! Don't U CSX people think we have it that damn good! This whole industry sucks ass! and the UP is no exception the way they treat us. We will be tying trains down on any MAIN TRACK possible when we all retire at once. Watch out for the Class of 1978 coming....LOL   Name: CSX Eng E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 11 August 2016 Is anyone currently in arbitration or know about how long it takes? We have a Birmingham Engineer who went into the worng yard track. He’s been off over 18 months. I understand it take two or three years.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 1-10 years Posted: 11 August 2016 Anyone know how long arbitration takes? Or if you can check on your case?   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 10 August 2016 It's 92 degrees and this P.O.S. GP-15 has no A.C. or fan, baking in the sun. And what do we see, Joe and Brian's fat Ass e-testing us from inside the cab of their pick-up truck. As usual, looking for something chickenshit to nail us on. Fuck us to death if my conductor doesn't say he's in a place of safety or something else while making a million moves. It's ok to work in miserable heat while not thinking clearly due to heat exhaustion but these fat fucks set in a air conditioned vehicle and expect 100% rules compliance. Safety First is a fucking joke at CSX. Fuck you fat pieces of shit.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 09 August 2016 Friend or family of employee, for N/A: Not just management either. Way, way, too many co-workers are just complete A--holes. Were never taught or learned the Golden Rule.   Name: That is UP funny. E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years Posted: 08 August 2016 UP Conductor Now that is another funny West Colton UP story! I hope Bill Teele, retires and lives a happy and long and healthy retirement. Just goes to show you all how bad the UP treats their Employees. Good Story!!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for N/A Posted: 08 August 2016 What is it with the csx trans. company? Why so unfriendly to employees? Why all the bullying, harassment, intimidation, threats, from management - directed at workers that are just trying to the job they hired on to do & were trained for?   Name: PUKE!!!!! E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years Posted: 08 August 2016 EVERYONE!!! KEEP THIS SITE FREE OF THE POLITICAL BULLSHIT! VOTE THE WAY YOU WANT AND PAY THE CONSEQUENCES FOR YOUR ACTIONS! IN THE MEANTIME LETS TALK ABOUT THE BULLSHIT WE ARE DEALING WITH AND TRY TO FIND A SOLUTION TO THE PROBLEMS. GOING TO TALK TO THE STATE HEALTH DEPARTMENT ABOUT THE AC NOT WORKING IN THE CREW ROOM AT AVON. IM HEARING THAT SINCE WE ARE CIVILIAN EMPLOYEES AND NOT EMPLOYED BY THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT AND THE COMPANY HAS TO FOLLOW ALL STATE LAWS AND REGULATIONS THAT WE HAVE A RIGHT TO FILE A COMPLAINT WITH THEIR HEALTH DEPARTMENT AGAINST THE COMPANY. THEY ARE PUTTING THE EMPLOYEES IN UNNECESSARRY RISK OF A HEAT RELATED MEDICAL ISSUE WHILE THEY SIT UPSTAIRS IN THE AIR CONDITIONED ROOMS.   Name: UP Conductor E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 10-20 years Posted: 06 August 2016 It was changed so you had to stand up and perform tasks guickly and run out the door.................. Union Pacific did that years ago at the West Colton, California yard office. They wanted you to tie-up, go home and get your rest so you could be ready for work again. NO sitting around and BSing.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 06 August 2016 HORIZON: IIRC the crew room by the crew computers at Avon B-5 used to have chairs where you could sit and fill out information reguired by FRA and others for safety and regulatory reasons. It was changed so you had to stand up and perform tasks guickly and run out the door.   Name: East C. Rails E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years Posted: 05 August 2016 From East C. Rails: Organize your troops for a day of havoc...management is out of control! The Underground RDL   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 04 August 2016 Clerk: Thank you. That is very much appreciated. Is a good thing to be aware of all that. There is no substantiation without documentation. TM: Stupid post. What'd be the charge?   Name: TM E-mail: Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 1-10 years Posted: 04 August 2016 If i catch any of you maggots wasting company paper or ink on printing time slips all charge your asses!   Name: Clerk E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for 1-10 years Posted: 03 August 2016 Attention all crews The new format for reporting your time slips does not allow an easy option to print a copy of your tickets like the previous set up did. If you want a copy you must use the tool setting in the upper right hand corner of the screen. Select tools then print. Select print preview. A copy of the screen will appear. Select the printer icon in upper left corner. Select the HP printer option. Click on it twice. You will then see an option to locate a printer for you. Select this option and it will list your local printers. You need the model of the printer and it's IP address. You can find this on a sticker on the printer. Scroll through the list of the printer models you have and you should find one with a matching IP address. Select this printer then select print. Do not waste your time calling the payroll department to request a copy of your ticket. They will tell you they can not help you with obtaining a copy and you will have to contact your local union rep.to get one for you. You have a right to have a copy of your pay tickets. If you need a copy for legal reasons or for tax purposes and don't know how to print one you can call a labor law lawyer for advice on your legal right in obtaining one.   Name: No Confidence Vote UP E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 03 August 2016 Recently, UP [agreement] employees (LA Service Unit) voted on a "No Confidence" vote against the CEO [Fritz], XO [Scott], Safety Officer [Doerr] and the transportation unions. Fritz and Scott: coordinates with the Regional VP'S and local union officers to make every effort in undermining the Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA)...by disposing of claims, targeting injured employees with rule violations and compensating union officers who rubber stamps investigations and or claims denials. UP IS THE ONLY MAJOR CARRIER THAT HAS NOT SETTLED FRA FEDERAL REST CLAIMS. THE UNION OFFICERS ARE PAID! WHY? C SCOTT...Tademy v UPRR...Encouraged employees to harass a lone fellow employee and got promoted during the process. Read the 'legal' transcript! Doerr: Left a trail of blood of concealed injury claims and awarded the union officers (promised post employment consultant contracts) during the process. When forty (40) year conductors and engineers walks off the job, something is wrong!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years Posted: 03 August 2016 Had a 2 hrs call yesterday on the rule of being over 300lbs They are going to take anyone out of service that has to climb a ladder that weighs over 300lbs. Out of service. What a crock this company is ridiculous. I hope that bring a big boy to take this 300lber out of service. Oh yeah management is not held to this rule.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 31 July 2016 Burnedout: This may not be safe to say but one possibility is to have multiple people listen to the RFE talking and jointly write the same e-mail to each other and the operating department stating what they have been told. They won't like it but if believed incorrect than the RFE and OP PRAC. can e-mail back and correct people via giving the correct interpretation, or stay silent and agree with the employees interpretation.   Name: FELA ATTORNEY E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 31 July 2016 RE;re; UP CONDUCTOR: Every RR Corporate Officer and FELA Attorney knows about the incident that occurred. The RR is now using your corrupt union officers as informants for the next uprising!   Name: FELA LAWYER E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 31 July 2016 RE; UP CONDUCTOR: In order to truly understand your commendable post, one must review the post dated 7-24-16, titled, corrupt union bosses!   Name: UP Conductor E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years Posted: 30 July 2016 I thought I had better pass this event on the everyone here, but mainly skewed for CSX management, lawyers and bean-counters. I do hope this goes to the top in CSX management circles. Apparently, a few weeks ago, a Union Pacific Los Angeles Division Engineer, Bill Teele was working the Long Pool, LA-Yuma. He was called on duty at Yuma for his return trip home on the UP’s hot Z-Train. This is basically the old Southern Pacific’s “Blue Streak Merchandise” or “BSMFF.” Now understand, this is the flag-ship of the UPRR. After the train pulls into Yuma, if you’re not moving within 5 minutes, the dispatcher is on the radio calling the engineer. This “Z” is max freight train speed, 70mph on the Yuma Subdivision. Anyway, upon arriving at Beaumont, California, 2:30am, about 100 miles short of Los Angeles, Eng. Teele stops his Z-Train, clearing all road crossings, calls the UP Dispatcher and informs him that he is leaving the train with the conductor and basically retiring on the spot. No pun intended there. I guess he felt, he had been harassed too much over his railroad years. This was his pay-back to the Union Pacific. I don’t think this could happen on the CSX. Because, are there any CSX trains that move over 50mph with more than 2 units on the line? They would just let it sit and call a dog catch/patch crew, probably the next day. It is said, this stunt, by Eng. Teele, cost the UP 200,000. That’s a little hard to believe, but maybe. Now, if I was a top CSX official, I wouldn’t worry too much about this happening on your railroad. You need to worry more about some operating (or other) employee going “Postal.” Do I need to translate to you CSX lawyers what “Going Postal” means? I can assure you, CSX Management, you treat your people much worse than Union Pacific ever has.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 29 July 2016 todays Wall Street Journal , small mention, says Amtrak still has preference over freight RR's. There was a proposal to permit priority to freight RR's.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 28 July 2016 as I recall, several years ago Matt Long mentioned that CSX were on the 3rd major replacement of the AC system. At the time he was assigned responsibility for working with contractors on repairs. There are many failures in Building 5, design flaws, safety issues, etc. I wonder if the similar building 5's throughout the system have the same issues? I always thought the heat / ac failures were a result of undersized units, poor air control, and a desire to regulate temperature in the management section and just let the crew areas go to hell. BTW anyone know what Matt Long is doing now?   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 27 July 2016 2 wall st. journal articles, last 2 days. yesterday said oil pipelines are finally catching up with fracking locations so expect a very permanent reduction in demand for oil trains, tank cars, etc. Pipelines don't go to east and west coast as much, but follow normal oil routes. Other article said CSX was planting a tree for every retail stockholder that voted, since they usually voted with the company, whereas bulk owners / controllers of stock were usually unfriendly / trying a takeover, etc.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 25 July 2016 A company that abuses any system the FRA or unions put in writing intimidation and harassment is all there about put fear in hard working men it going to hit um in the ass some day I work here and to be honest they don't even pay you for a day's work they Denie you its has be illegal to not pay a man his day work this is why unions got started they think we're Chinese workers like the 1800 read your history FRA it's back to then they play the system to drag it on so us employees should be made like animals bury you when there done 1800 I'm tellna ya read the history   Name: SMART Corrupt Union Boss E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 25 July 2016 You nailed just about all of us here in Cleveland, Ohio , with that. Yes everybody that was with the UTU and SMART was crooked and dishonest and criminal minded. We ripped off every member of the UTU we can get a hold of and we really liked the NEW HIRES, because they were really stupid, just like the Employees at the Stupid Pacific. Those guys and especially those ones from SP, were very ignorant and Stupid. We will be raising the monthly dues again very soon to pay for the new offices and LC and other officers salaries and new websites. Thank you to all you stupid SMART members around the UP, BNSF, CSX, KCS, Amtrak, Corrupt SMART Union Boss.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 25 July 2016 How can you possibly figure someone like the late Cornelius Vanderbilt was great??? Assholes like him & they way they treated the public, employees/workers, rail customers, etc., are the cause\ real reason the former ICC was created, unions were formed & a lot of federal legislation regarding RRs was enacted.   Name: Corrupt Union Bosses E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 24 July 2016 It seems as if all the management problems needs to be addressed by your union officers...but they are just as corrupt and immoral as management. So what do you do? Keep complaining on this site and hope that it gets better! It's not going to happen at all!!! There's only TWO (2) things management understands that gets their attention: Lawsuits and trains not moving. The late great Cornelius Vanderbilt was an Industrialist without any formal education, who understood the legal system he detested. He once stated to a rival that: you might win in a legal tussle, but I will destroy your business with delays on top of delays. On paragraph (2), the later is always viable. You all just have to figure out how without stating the obvious!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Brakeman, for 20-30 years Posted: 24 July 2016 with record heat, high humidity and dew points in the 70s on csx northern region, csx terminal managers and train masters thinks its ok to keep crews working 4 to 5 plus straight hours outside without a break. even thought this quarters safety video is about working in the heat outside safely. all trainmasters who do this ought to be ashamed of themselves who put productivity and car counts over employee safety and wellbeing. unfortunately this practice will continue until some one has to got to the hospital with heat exhaustion or die from heat stroke and I hope then someone sues the shit ought of this shit hole company. I don't know how you southern boys do it working in this oppressive heat, but I got a lot more respect for yous now.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 22 July 2016 This site has been destroyed by something so simple. Post in one topic! sad   Name: Mediator E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years Posted: 20 July 2016 CREWS Time to figure out what is bothering the company man sooooo much. Lets see now.... I believe it all started around July 9th when our so called MR. Pines showed up to distract everyone. He began by making pokes at someone posting on the safety site with unrelated safety topics. At that time the subjects at hand were as follows: 1: Labor relations denial of claims due to totally screwed up information gathered from the company GPS 2: Serious conduct unbecoming of company officials and the cover up of a banner test going seriously wrong. 3: Blackmail of arbitrators 4: Links being posted to retrieve PLB awards 5: Intimidation and harassment in the work place. We are pretty sure he was the one who posted the comment: I hate this site. I love csx. He did manage to draw L&N into his little web if deceit. For some reason he always does. Starting to look like they might be working together. How could someone fall for his stupidity so many times???? The real Mr. Pines is out of commission! We all hope to god this character is not an offspring from Mr. Pines. God knows we don't need a repeat of the years of ranting and raving from the other mentally lost soul! Mr. Pines imposter. We all are quite aware of the horrific train wreck that occurred in Texas. There is no need for a heated discussion on this website about it. You are obviously not a true railroader!!!!! If you were, you would understand the pain and grief that all railroaders feel for another who has lost their life. We ALL FEEL THE PAIN AND SUFFERING THE FAMILIES ARE GOING THROUGH. You of course could not even begin to feel what we do. It hits all of un in our guts when we begin to imagine what they were going through in the last minutes of their life. We have all had that one moment when we thought that our train may not get stopped or slowed down at a red signal or for a slow order. We have all felt that moment when we are approaching a stop for a work authority and we cant get ahold of the forman in charge. Its something in the pit of our stomachs you could never understand. NO ONE GOES OUT THEIR TO GET KILLED! Unfortunately no one will ever know the truth the whole truth and nothing but the truth because the witnesses aren't here to tell their side. GOD REST THEIR SOULS! Show some respect or move on to another foamer site.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 19 July 2016 PTC PTC PTC: To be fair to CSX and the RR industry, PTC was a program developed by Congress and especially a few Democrats, passed in haste, poorly thought out.The RR industry is technically challenged and has extreme difficulty making even minor improvements. Any managers will be picked based on political connections. If Elon Musk worked here he would not be promoted, just pulled out of service until he got the hint and quit. Part of the reason we have smart Indians working here in the US is that they get promotions in India based on family connections, NOT smarts....just like the RR. Didn't work there, doesn't work here.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year Posted: 18 July 2016 The hole rumor has it the superintendent   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 18 July 2016 TECH: My locale: From early 1979 to early 1995 - NO new hires. Bottom Line \ Point \ Question is: Does this company (and all the investors) truly want to operate an efficient, prosperous RAILROAD or not? Evidently NOT. Sad.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 17 July 2016 Started my RR career in OCT., 1974. Almost done. Liked construction work but things were real slow. At the time, needed a job. Pay was 3 bucks less per hr. than what I earned prior. Had to take it. C&O\B&O. Chessie System. CSX Transportation. Never been employee friendly. Entire career always threatened with being fired. Is nothing new. Seems even worse now days. CSX can't figure out that if it wants to survive & prosper as a RAILROAD, slack off on the schooling, the petty crap, & concentrate more on moving freight using confident, competent, experienced employees. CSX culture has needed to change for quite a while now & it hasn't. Evidently management doesn't care AND\OR they have a plan. Usually the way it is: management plans things, oftentimes for years in advance & the workers & their unions can only play catch-up.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 16 July 2016 John Bradley is the vp Southern Region, and now it turns out David Dech is his helper. Dech was previously his helper in Avon Yard, then his helper on the Great Lakes Division, then was offered the Chicago Division helpers job, turned it down to stay on Great Lakes, then got booted out of the Great Lakes Division, went to Huntington, now is booted out of there and has returned to.....Bradley's little helper. Hey, it's good money and clearly doesn't require high level performance.   Name: new engineer E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years Posted: 16 July 2016 ENGINEERS!!!!!! OK old heads. You got to help me out here. I haven't been doing this long so Im getting info that covers most of the new engines that are coming out. I got an old gp40-2 the other day that was a mother and slug and paired up with a single motor. The single motor broke down and left me with this 1981 model. It had the old amp gauges with the short time rating. We were already over tonnage for it and they made us pick up another 6,000 tons that put us over 11,000. Totally insane crap. The rule book for train handling explains short time rating which was no problem to figure out. The rule on avoiding speeds lower than continuous minimum speed for the motor was the problem. There was no charts given out for these old motors. There was nothing on the engine anywhere that stated what the speed would be so I called the CSX mechanical desk. WTF!!!!! They said they never heard of such a thing. So I asked to talk to an old head mechanic. They put me on hold and came back and said no one in the shop had ever heard of minimum continuous speed before. Its right in the dang rule book under rule 5404. So I stopped the train and googled my motor for the info and found it on a railroad buff site. Turned out to be 11 mph. Ran that dang motor in 8 throttle at 6mph for awhile cause its all it would do. I tried throttling back to 7 off and on to stay out of 8 to give it a break. The rules say to avoid continuous operations at speeds below minimum cont. speed for the motor. The rule doesn't say what throttle to avoid it. Im guessing they mean 8. It doesn't say how long you can do it before you might burn up the traction motors either! Why in the hell didn't the mechanical desk know what the hell I was talking about when its right in the rule book in black and white. You can find shit about it all over the internet. This is a frickin joke. Can someone with some old time experience tell me how to handle these motors in this situation when it happens again because Im sure it will. With these extreme trains they are building in length and weight, its going to happen again and I don't want to be charged for burning up traction motors!   Name: Geep E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years Posted: 15 July 2016 Sounds like CSX and the train masters on the Great Lakes Division may have some competition in the harassment and discrimination area. http://louisianarecord.com/stories/510959165-african-american-woman-accuses-kansas-city-southern-railroad-of-discrimination According to the complaint, Freeman, who was hired by Kansas City Southern as a conductor trainee Nov. 30, 2009, was subjected to a hostile work environment, sexual harassment, retaliation and ultimately termination for filing a complaint for discrimination and for seeking accommodations following medical problems. The plaintiff alleges the defendant denied her medical treatment for a work-related injury to her knee, deprived her of her rights and privileges, and terminated her employment Sept. 18, 2012. Freeman seeks a trial by jury, compensatory damages, attorney fees, legal costs, expenses and such other relief the court deems just and proper. She is represented by attorney Patricia A. Gilley of Gilley & Gilley in Shreveport. U.S. District Court for the Western District of Louisiana Shreveport Division Case number 5:16-cv-00936   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 11 July 2016 Really, we have mentioned it before. Do what it takes to get your associate or bachelor's degrees (or higher) with the RR or military paying as much as possible. The RR pushes some dubious obscure on line colleges for some reason, although I know several connected folks in JAX have gotten credits from them...possibly the easiest way to get a degree. Use an Indiana RR address and go to Western Governors University on line in Business or IT is probably the best overall way to go. Anyway, if you get laid off, fired, forced out, etc. at least you have a life boat. Even mediocre jobs that 10 years ago didn't need a HS diploma strongly desire an associate or bachelors in ANYTHING to be considered. On line and tuition assistance really helps, just like a spare tire, gas can, fire extinguisher, or a rainy day fund at the credit union. Quitting and borrowing$$ to live on campus really makes no sense financially, but on line, while working, with tuition assistance, is a real bargain. Even if you just get an extra year credit and THEN you get fired / furloughed that still means one year less on the street starving while finishing your degree for your city weed inspectors job. If you go to court NMB etc. it MIGHT make you look better / smarter / more credible. 

 Name: Carl E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years Posted: 11 July 2016 http://www.trainlawblog.com/2015/10/articles/federal-rail-safety-act/article-confirms-railroad-culture-of-retaliation/ Article Confirms Railroad Culture of Retaliation Oct 21st, 2015 @ 02:25 pm › Charlie Goetsch Although it comes as no surprise to railroad employees, an investigative article exposes for the rest of the country how railroads continue to retaliate against workers who report safety hazards or injuries. The article is entitled: For Big Railroads, a Carload of Whistleblower Complaints and is published by FairWarning Reports. The article notes that from October 2007 through June 2015, OSHA figures show railroad workers filed more than 2,000 retaliation complaints. And nationwide, during that period seven of the top ten employers subjected to whistleblower retaliation complaints were railroads, in the following order: BSNF 409; Union Pacific 360; CSX 267; Norfolk Southern 247; Canadian National 151; Amtrak 119; and Metro North Railroad 102. Here are some of the more notable points the article makes: The alleged violations defy a key intent of federal whistleblower laws: to encourage employees who discover possible hazards to come forward before an accident happens. The potential value of such an early warning system is underscored by the deadly passenger rail accidents and oil train wrecks in recent years. Joseph C. Szabo, who headed the FRA from 2009 until this January, said industry supervisors often are under “immense pressure” to curb costs by moving trains quickly out of rail yards. That, in turn, translates into pressure on rank-and-file workers “to ignore safety protocols and to just get the damn train out of town.” That’s why, Szabo said, it’s “critically important” that railroad workers are “very comfortable in doing the right thing without any fear of retribution.” In 2012, amid widespread suspicion that railroads were under counting injuries, in part by pressuring workers not to report them, the industry dropped its 99-year-old annual Harriman safety award, which was largely based on employee injury reports. Norfolk Southern, which had won Harriman safety “gold award” 23 years in a row before the honor was scrapped, was the target of 247 whistleblower complaints during the nearly eight-year period tracked. That was the fifth-highest total among all U.S. employers. Szabo, the former FRA chief, said railroads have embraced more enlightened practices over the past decade or so, but management still has elements of “a paramilitary structure, very much command and control.” To this day, railroads remain discipline-minded. Operating and safety manuals run hundreds of pages. Suspected violators, including workers who get hurt, face internal investigations. Critics still echo Congressional investigators who in 2007 found that railroad companies, along with federal regulators, are “more oriented toward assigning blame to a single individual, without a thorough examination of the underlying causes that led that single individual to commit an error.” Here is the complete article. For more on the rights of railroad whistleblowers under Section 20109 of the Federal Rail Safety Act, go to the Rail Whistleblower Library. 

 Name: Carl E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years Posted: 10 July 2016 http://www.trainlawblog.com/2016/05/articles/federal-rail-safety-act/spotlight-on-csx-retaliation/ CSX RETALIATION CASE: You can tell a lot about a workplace culture by how managers react to employee safety complaints. Enlightened managers welcome safety complaints, benighted managers suppress them. Enlightened managers view such complaints as a valuable opportunity for improvement, and underscore the first importance of safety by publicly thanking those employees. Benighted managers view such complaints as a personal attack. To them, protecting their insecure egos is more important than safety. And so they lash out, finding a way to retaliate in order to broadcast what happens when workers have the audacity to question their competence. Now comes OSHA with a Merit Finding against CSX that serves as a lesson for such benighted railroad managers. When IBEW member JJ Giuliano got fed up with the failure of CSX managers at the Selkirk Shop to address longstanding safety complaints, he delivered a letter to Superintendent Daniel Lisowski listing various violations of FRA safety regulations. In OSHA’s words, it was “a very strongly worded letter” identifying “serious safety hazards” and noting CSX’s managers “daily ritual of placing production over all else, such as shop cleanliness, locomotive quality, safety of its employees, and safety of the communities its trains pass through.” What was the response of the CSX managers? Instead of thanking Giuliano, a few days later they cited him for not using a crosswalk board and imposed a ten day suspension. This despite the fact another employee who they saw doing the same thing was not cited. No one else had been suspended for an O test before, and they ignored Giuliano’s clean disciplinary record when imposing the suspension. Giuliano filed a classic Federal Rail Safety Act Complaint. CSX responded by arguing Giuliano’s letter was not protected under the FRSA, a contention OSHA found “incredible.” OSHA’s investigation found “reasonable cause to believe CSX violated the FRSA” and that punitive damages are appropriate because “CSX Transportation, Inc. has demonstrated a pattern of retaliation against employees who file FRSA complaints.” OSHA ordered CSX to: pay punitive damages, plus all the attorney’s fees of Guiliano’s attorney; have all managers at CSX’s Selkirk Shop receive OSHA’s FRSA training; provide all new hires with information on their FRSA rights; expunge the suspension from Giuliano’s employment records; not retaliate against Giuliano for pursuing the FRSA complaint; and post in a Notice at Selkirk Shop a Notice confirming CSX will not retaliate or discriminate against employees who file FRSA complaints. All CSX employees can thank OSHA for shining a spotlight into the dark culture of CSX retaliation. Those of us who believe in rail safety can only hope that one day all benighted railroad managers will finally see the light. Here is the full text of OSHA’s Merit Finding in Giuliano v. CSX Transportation, Inc. For more information on the whistleblower rights of railroad workers, go to the free Rail Whistleblower Library. 

 Name: Carl E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years Posted: 10 July 2016 Here's a few links where the railroad got busted for messing with a Whistle Blower https://www.ble-t.org/pr/news/pf_newsflash.asp?id=5295 This is an excellent article: http://invw.org/2015/10/21/for-big-railroads-a-carload-of-whistleblower-complaints/ 

 Name: Carl E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years Posted: 10 July 2016 BBscreamer, Would you expect anything less than CSX Management harassing you when you came back? Anyone that comes back from anytime off has a HUGE target on their back, especially if they signed a letter to get their job back. If you are wrongfully terminated by CSX, you need to consider filing a complaint with the EEOC, then contacting a Union attorney with a copy of your case number. If a train master so much as comes near you after you've filed your complaint, you'll own them under the Whistle Blowers Act. A Union Attorney will rip CSX to shreds. In the meantime you need to carry a tape recorder with you at ALL times and document EVERYTHING. Write down the every detail you can remember if you're harassed in any way. Be sure to include any and everyone present when this harassment occurred, to help back up your story. Also, if you don't have an app on your cell phone that records conversations, downloaded one. They're free. It's better to have information and not need it, than to need it, and not have it. Having notebooks filled with events is valuable evidence that the attorneys want. Better yet is audio recordings of the harassment. While your memory is nice, reguardless of age, it fades with time. Good luck 

 Name: BBscreamer E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 10 July 2016 It's sad that after being off for a few months, you come back and an RFE and train master try to get you fired instead of helping you to come back 

 Name: ??? E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years Posted: 10 July 2016 ??????? Has anyone else had their post blocked when you got info that should be whistleblowing??? 

 Name: Legal E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years Posted: 10 July 2016 L&N That post was not from pines. Mr. "pines" has been out of circulation due to a depressive condition that limits his ability to think clearly and has been restricted with the use of social media sites. This information has been provided by a very trusted source There are some topics that are being addressed by the employees that are making the company very uncomfortable. It has been reported that several managers at the worksites have been discussing these issues. CSX has a watch dog group that views this site on a daily basis. They are looking for disclosure of internal insider information or subjects that may create a problem with competition. If they read a post that sends up a red flag it is immediately reported to their team of lawyers. The FRA monitors this site daily. Code of Federal Regulation violations must be addressed it viewed. Other class 1 railroads, customers and rail buffs visit regularly. There are many that address serious topics on this site and many who just visit to vent. The company has a group of 'MOLES" who are in place to distract those posters who are discussing issues that may be damaging to the company image or may be close to crossing the lines of corporate legal rights. DO NOT ALLOW these moles to distract you. They will do anything to create internal fighting and draw your attention away from the topic at hand. Post wisely. Do not be afraid of retaliation if you chose to post on this site. Do not be afraid to ask questions. If you have any workplace issue that you can not get resolved through the company or your unions this site is a good place to ask questions and to brainstorm ideas with other employees. T&E employees are required to do pod training every year. Some of these pods contain important information that is missed while being viewed because the employee becomes bored or just tired from having to sit for hours watching lengthy pod programs. One pod that many have failed to view thoroughly is the pod on social media. 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. This site can be very valuable to the workforce if used wisely. Post professionally and with taste. Remember that the tongue is mightier than the sword. 

 Name: Me E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 10 July 2016 Concerned, It's a glory hole put there by management so the Local chairman can suck off Big Joe. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Car repair, for 10-20 years Posted: 10 July 2016 got laid off then got banned from property couse i was a steward and fought it.fifteen years not a single write up.cant wait till they go broke. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years Posted: 09 July 2016 Furloughed out of manchester,ga again........for the 3rd fucking time. Piss on this shit. Im out. 

 Name: Concerned E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years Posted: 08 July 2016 Avon: Can anyone please tell me who put the holes in the wall and why upstairs in Building 5? 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years Posted: 07 July 2016 Yes all new management, manages from fear they left there jobs in hopes of a better life and what they got in return sucks, you may think they make a lot of $but do the math they are always at work they probably make less than you and the big huge bonus nope the company always has a reason to cut that also. Don't get me wrong I am not defending they are useless at best. But there were the day when all management had to go to leadership meetings and they all went out on the company dime dinner for 8 to 10 manager's 1,000 easy bar bill 4 to 5 hundred for 2 to 3 nights and they all got milage 55 cents even if they carpool   Name: This is how we roll E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 05 July 2016 Conductor 10-20 CSX treats their managers just as bad as the managers treat us. The difference is that we make more money and only have one side to placate. Train Masters on the other hand only look as good as their crews make them look and have to suck up to their bosses if they want to keep their job. In the old days, the LC's knew that a train master was only as good as the crews made him look. If the Train Master treated his men like crap, the LC put out the word to "work safely". (and shut this place down) The men respected the LC's word. He may not have liked him, but the LC's knew if they didn't represent their men, their men would not only throw him out of office, they'd have a "conversation" with him behind the wood shed. The train master knew if he didn't work with the men, they'd screw him over in, he wouldn't get a bonus and be called on the carpet to explain why things weren't moving at his terminal. In other words, everyone worked together the best that they could towards a common goal. Move Freight. Unfortunately times have changed. CSX hires their managers straight from College. They don't know a thing about railroading, other than what they learned from Lionel and watching reruns of Thomas the Train. They drink the same Kool-Aid that CSX feeds the new hires when they all arrive at Atlanta. New Managers don't have a craft to fall back on, but have a HUGE a student loan payment breathing down their neck every month. New hires (as another poster put it) leave their balls at the door when they walk in, drink the Kool-Aid, then willingly believe every single lie CSX tells them while their in Atlanta. Luckily for them, when they finally figure out CSX management isn't their friend, they have the engineers to fall back on for advice. When a manager doesn't know railroading, he becomes scared. He can't risk looking like a fool and ask someone. Instead he manages his work force from a place of fear. Blaming them for all that goes wrong. Pitting one union against another, egging on fights, and creating disharmony among the crews. If the attention is on someone other than him, he'll have an easy excuse as to why things aren't getting done, and no one will be paying attention to him. In reality the train master's fearful that he will lose his job. He won't be able to make his loan payments. He's fearful he'll be figured out for the fraud he feels like he is for not understanding how railroading actually works, and will be fired. He'll have to explain to his friends that this Kool new job on the railroad, isn't really that Kool after all. New conductors are coming to him for solutions to problems when he doesn't know a track from a track switch, yet is expected to fix the situation. When you're incompetent due to lack of knowledge, some people believe its easier to manage from a place of fear and confrontation, than risk looking bad in front of your fellow train masters and superiors, and admitting they don't know what the correct answer is, then seeking out the answer. Without a good foundation, you can not have a solid building. CSX isn't investing in building a good foundation. The board is looking only at the short term gains, verses the long term goals. So if hiring a train master who is incompetent, but willing to work for half what a T&E man makes, CSX will do it. Then they'll do like they did with Iron Mike Benham, and Tom Cook, keep promoting them to get them off of your system, and out of your section of the railroad. And being they both were incompetent, they did what they were told, like a good dog does.   Name: Witness E-mail: Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 20-30 years Posted: 04 July 2016 Crews Has anyone heard anything from labor relations or the engineering department on how the trains got lost on the GPS? Heard there were several train crews denied claims because labor relations said the gps data said the trains were never taken to the locations where claims were filed. Why didn't anyone call the dispatcher on the territory to confirm the train was delivered as stated. We line all the switches. we order the deadhead wagons. We monitor all CP points. We didn't know that the gps tracking system was that bad. We dispatchers know where the crews outlaw and need recrews. We are the best witnesses. Some of us would love to know what the reasons are for not being able to keep a trains location accurate.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years Posted: 04 July 2016 While at CSX in Toledo Ohio as manager I witnessed, Racial discrimination,harassment,and miss use of company pro cards. How about Trainmasters telling conductors to show all work completed, when it was not, so as to get their bonus checks? Any of you conductors have that evet happen?   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 03 July 2016 redeye51: Get crackin' on the tell all book. Some of the posts on this site are reference material.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years Posted: 03 July 2016 While at CSX in Toledo Ohio as manager I witnessed, Racial discrimination,harassment,and miss use of company pro cards. Like going out to eat on the company dime for breakfast everyday hiding it with milage. Management having affairs with employees. Taking moving packages and never moving to the city they are supposed to. I was told to fire people or I would be fired myself and that is just the beginning.   Name: LC E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 01 July 2016 ALL UNION MEMBERS CMPB may not have all the facts completley correct but his post is not far off from the truth. For those of you who did not read your past negotiated agreements, the health insurance premiums will increase to 230.00 as of today. Future cost are being negotiated.   Name: legal E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years Posted: 30 June 2016 CMPB It has been our experience that when someone comes to this site and post information as detrimental as yours that there is usually some validity to what is being stated. Csx has been outsourcing their communications and computer programing for years. Nothing you have posted is surprising. However the comments you have made on the possible changes in medical insurance premiums leaves a lot of questions to be pondered. Those type of premiums would almost demand a substantial raise. No matter how much everyone hated the Obama care program, there are insurance programs much cheaper than that out there that the government is backing. I cant imagine for one minute that the Unions would allow something this drastic to happen. Don't forget that with wage increases comes dues increases. We are sure they would fight that type of premium tooth and nail without a negotiated wage increase which would benefit them as well. As for outsourcing we have an example for you. Around 13 years ago an employee had their personal employee history violated when the crew callers noted their home phone number in the comment sections as the number they used several times to contact them at home. This was at a time when other employees were able to view any fellow workers employee history. This employee filed a complaint because they were getting calls from other workers after having seen the personal home phone number. A company in New York was being used at the time to handle the computer programming. The information was deleted from the employees history in less than 24 hours. Yes, you can have information that is false and misleading to your character or employment removed from your employee history. This question has been asked several times. Many have been told once an entry is made by a crew caller it can not be removed. This is false. The company just views it as inconvenient to do so. It is not that hard to do. If you have any more concrete information on anything that you have posted it would be in the best interest of all the employees at csx that you share it immediately! Monetary changes of this magnitude without a raise to offset the cost can drastically change someone's financial situation unless they have invested wisely for the future. It may even be something that requires an employee to take a good look at their future employment options.   Name: PISSED ON BY CSX E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 29 June 2016 CREW MANAGER!!! YES! YOU! CREW MANAGER! What the hell have you been doing since 1830 pm tonight???? I just called your crew callers for over 2 stinking hours trying to get through. I drove 18 miles in my car home and let the phone ring. I tried to recall several times hoping it might go to a different desk and it never did. I let the phone ring 175 times on the last call. I have proof of all of this. It is real easy to time how many seconds it is between rings. Im going to have my phone records printed out to show how many hours I tried to get through and how long I was on the phone each time I called. I can prove how many rings were on my phone with each call. What the hell is wrong with you that you cant see whats going on!!! I heard a rumor yesterday that one of your crew callers told a guy that it they don't want to answer the phone they transfer the call to another desk where no one is sitting at the time. You better pray to god that we cant prove this because not only is that crew caller going to be walked out the front door but you can just take your butt with them. 175 rings.....175 rings...... 18 miles of driving in a car and listening to the phone ring and no one answer. Whats wrong with your people down there. If their medication off? Are you giving them tainted water to drink? YOU HAVE NO EXCUSES FOR NOT PAYING MORE ATTENTION TO YOUR CREWCALLERS. IT DOESNT TAKE 2 HOURS TO PICK UP A PHONE. OH, I FORGOT, YOUR PEOPLE NEVER PICKED IT UP! I don't believe for one minute that Michael Ward knows what the hell is going on down there but he is going too! GET YOUR SHIT TOGETHER! You should be ashamed of yourself!   Name: consult E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years Posted: 27 June 2016 ALL ENGINEERS The Blet is very well aware of what the carrier is doing in reference to abusing the SSA agreement and not honoring the proper pay for working Relief/recrew service for outlawed road/pool trains. The agreement was written in very understandable English and the Letters of interpretation are clear cut. We will make this short and to the point without a lot of extra language added. If you are called to relieve an hours of service pool crew off the engineers extra board that IS NOT a yard board you are entitled to 130 miles pay. End of discussion. Printed very clearly. If you work over 8 hours you are entitled to another ticket and a ticket for every train after that. If you are called to relieve local/switcher jobs then can issue a J-JOB ticket. This should be kind of service 4 with 100 miles. Anything over 8 hours should be paid as overtime. YOU ARE NOT TO BE CALLED OFF THE EXTRA BOARD AS AN EXTRA ROAD SWITCHER (J-JOB) IF THERE ARE NO SWITCHER JOBS ASSIGNED TO WORK ON THE ADVERTISED TERRITORY THAT YOU ARE DEADHEADING ON TO GO RELIEVE ROAD/POOL CREWS AND DRAG TRIANS IN. YOU ARE TO BE ISSUED A Q-K-L ETC.. TICKET FOR THAT TRAIN AND IT SHOULD REFLECT THAT IT IS A RECREW. EXAMPLE WOULD BE RELIEVING A POOL CREW WORKING A Q123. THE TICKET SHOULD BE ISSUED AS A Q123R WITH A KIND OF SERVICE 2 AND 130 MILES MINIMUM. It has been brought to the unions attention that Labor relations has come up with a new tactic to block proper payment of these tickets and create more claims that will eventually flood the general chairman's office to the roof. These tactics create stress and are usually done to force the unions into negotiating anything they can with the carrier to create some kind of relief from the overwhelming overload of paperwork. Several people have filed complaints that they have been calling the chief on duty after they have worked 8 hours improperly on a J ticket and demanding they be given their second ticket that is rightfully due them by the SSA Agreement(ARTICLE 68)before they go back out and drag in a line of road pool crew. The chief has been telling them they cant issue a proper ticket(ex.Q123R) but they will give them another J ticket. Labor relations is denying the second ticket with the explanation that is combined service and you are only entitled to one ticket. Now, here comes the kicker. When they take the second ticket back LOOK VERY CLOSELY AT THE MILES THEY ARE PAYING YOU! They have been paying the 130 miles that you rightfully have coming to you. They are admitting that you should be getting a minimum of 130 miles per the SSA. However you are still not getting your second ticket. Now, this is just part of the scheme. Several crews worked 12 hours and of course outlawed dragging trains in. These crews were NOT PAID the 4 hours of overtime either even though they were on the wrongfully issued J-ticket. So what did they do you ask??? They paid the proper miles to fool the crews when they looked at their earning statement. Most pointed it out later that they did get the right miles but got cheated out of the second ticket. Second unethical action that was taken was the fact that they knew they put the crew on a J (local switcher ticket) in order to pay less miles and a lower kind of service. They have been arguing that they have the right to do so. Well, if they knew they had them on a switcher ticket why did they not pay the 4 hours of overtime that was due the crew. They are splitting the tickets down the middle. Paying the proper miles, denying the second ticket and not paying the overtime over 8 hours. OUTRIGHT NASTY UNDERHANDED TACTICS. DO NOT...WE REPEAT...DO NOT LET THIS GO. NOTIFY YOUR LC IMMEDIATELY AND IF UNABLE TO REACH HIM CALL THE GENERAL CHAIRMANS OFFICE. THIS IS A SERIOUS ISSUE. GET THE PAPERWORK TURNED IN SO IT CAN BE FILED WITH YOUR UNIONS LAW GROUP. TIME IS OF THE MOST IMPORTANCE!!!   Name: redeye51 E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years Posted: 26 June 2016 Hello my true Americans. Been working for CSX for +10yrs and soon I will be slapping down my resignation on the table. I am a veteran who came to CSX with the promise of a better future. Well, those corporate greedy bastards are just sending true America down the drain. I am looking to write a tell all book about personal experience here at CSX. Get your stories together cause I will be back and share the wealth. Let us together get the story out about this place. Those investors got money and TMZ would love a good story. FTW...let the chit roll. And stay tuned...   Name: Me E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 25 June 2016 Again!!! The FRA, DOT, and the General Chairman's and International offices should be notified.   Name: AGAIN!!!! E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 25 June 2016 INDY CHIEF DOES IT AGAIN!!!!! Once again another chief has threatened to pull a crew out of service if they didn't drag in another train that they made it very clear they were not qualified in the area that the train was outlawed. Train should not be moved by engineer if he isn't qualified on the characteristic nor should the conductor run on the engineers qualifications as management claims they can FRA 240.231 Requirement for locomotive engineers unfamiliar with physical characteristics......READ READ READ!!!!!!! NOTE* Pilots are not required if the movement is on a section of track with an average grade of less than 1% over 3 continuous miles AND the track is other than a main track or the maximum distance the locomotive or train will travel does not exceed one mile or The maximum authorized speed for ANY OPERATION on the track does not exceed 20 mph or Operations are conducted under operating rules that require every locomotive and train to proceed at a speed that permits stopping within one half the range of vision of the locomotive engineer The new so called TERMINAL LIMITS stretch way beyond one mile and are also on the main line as well. Signals are not given to operate the trains at restricted speed and authorized speed is above 20. If you are threatened by the chief and DTO to drag in a train that you have informed them that you are not familiar with the characteristics or your qualification time has expired the first thing you need to do is put them on notice that they need to throw up restricting signals. If they wont then you move at restricted speed the entire distance. Immediately report the incident to the FRA operating officer and make a report to the ethics committee for threats made towards your employment and being forced to work under intimidating circumstances made by upper management! Get it together crews. Your union isn't going to do anything to protect you. Its obvious isn't it when a chief pulls this stunt again. You have to take their balls in your court and squeeze the life out of them. If you cant grow a pair then you better go buy some!   Name: Retired Now E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 23 June 2016 To all of you who think older employees need to/should retire from railroading: Sometimes it's just not affordable \ feasible. 1st: Have to maintain a current connection, ie: cannot quit with 30 yrs. service time & go to work for a non RR employer, contribute to FICA & expect to draw RR retirement upon reaching retirement age. Connection broken & railroad retirement would be lost. Check\read up on how it works. 30 YRS. service means 360 MONTHS. Lots of RRers lost credit months for a number of reasons over the course of their career - may not be eligible (yet), even if old enough. Big drop in monthly income. If married, spouse may not yet be old enough. Insurance is costly. Retiree Health Insurance: even if opting for the RR retiree plans, the monthly premiums are over double what active RR workers contribute - that's with no dental or vision help AND a much lower lifetime $$max. Is just supposed to carry you (& spouse) over until eligible for medicare & then there are costs for that & any chosen supplemental ins. which is a must have. Consider everything before being too hard on older co-workers.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 22 June 2016 Is there any L&N western lines engineers on here trying to go to SCL eastern lines? What have you been told by Gary Best or Matt Thornton about this?? How does all these zones they talkin about work. Thought we had a Single System Agreement.   Name: indimidated E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years Posted: 22 June 2016 FRA You better start hitting these yards a little harder. There's a lot going on behind your back you are missing!!!!!! You better start taping the phones of the chiefs too! They will do anything to get a train across the road on time, including bending all the operating rules to their needs and violating fra regulations as well as US DOT laws. You have no idea how big a fools they are making of you. Their "because Im the chief and I said its ok" attitude is beyond outrageous. When are you going take control of this situation?   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 20 June 2016 Last post is good --- agree. Why stoop to their level?   Name: Tweeter Feed E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for N/A Posted: 20 June 2016 Tweet Tweet CSX: #CSX #MichaelWard & #CSXCrooks Our claims are minuscule to the ill gotten millions you all rake in annually!#WashingtonPost   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 19 June 2016 Hey: Here at Home: Lets make it clear that WE are the good guys part of the employment equation. Calling Brian Edwards fat, dirty, stupid, etc.even if it has some accuracy just makes US look like we deserve everything the carrier can dish out, and we are well deserving of cattle prods, investigations, etc. Most of us are decent, middle class, responsible workers that just want a fair trade in money and respect for our efforts, and often do not get it. Nasty comments just makes us look bad.   Name: BNSF Engineer E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years Posted: 19 June 2016 If you state in your claim that you and your train were at point A and the CSX says their GPS says you were at point Z, then, why are they not citing you for dishonesty and pulling you out of service pending an investigation? Answer, they know you were at point A, simple as that.   Name: Advocate E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 18 June 2016 GPS and Denied Claims: It sounds like a federal complaint issue if in fact, claims are denied based on the carrier's deliberate denial of claims, while relying on GPS as the reason for denial. Rail carriers do not like anonymous complaints to the, FEDS, MEDIA and SOCIAL MEDIA (twitter, facebook and blogs). Always expose the name of person who's denying the claims with email addresses and cell numbers...so that all can call them anytime!   Name: frustrated E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 18 June 2016 cond/eng Anyone else having a problem with the IVR???? Every time I try to select the option "9" to return to the main menu it says sorry I cant process your request, let me transfer you to a crew caller. Been happening for a week now. Crew life wont let you mark off if your first out either. Other people have said it has happened to them too. How about this GPS thing with out of route claims being denied because they say visual data says you didn't arrive your train where you said you did. Man, what the hell is wrong with this company. They should be up to date on technology by now. Its like they don't want you being able to do anything without having to fight for answers or talk to a crew caller. who has time to sit on the phone for 30 minutes on hold until a crew caller decides to talk to you. They need to get their shitz together. This is getting old!   Name: SP/UP CONDUCER E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years Posted: 16 June 2016 That's right CSXT guys ! Don't let those PUNKS in Management push you around. I almost kicked a UP supers ass in Roseville, ca one night when he came at me DRUNK and tried to get the bullying on and with his faggot buddy , Chad A WILBORUN who is a dick sucker in Texas now, VP -operations Southern Region. So don't let these shit talking faggots get you down, Stand by each other and stand up to the pieces of shit that is the RR management today. You guys are tough and we at UP know that. UP Conductor knows too! Over and out!!   Name: old union E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years Posted: 15 June 2016 Management If you haven't noticed by now no one is responding to your post. No one knows if you are just trying to be cute or your a mole for csx and trying to draw attention away from the real important issues. If you must continue try posting some "cute' facts. Of course nothing is cute about Labor relations and the unions raking the members over the coals. Unions are weak. They are no longer the unions we had 50 years ago that stood at the front gates with picket signs and big sticks and got their business done. They pad their pockets, horse trade claims and live by the politically correct bull. That being said, this website is the perfect place to voice the facts that are happening in the workplace. This site is viewed everyday by hundred of people. Lawyers, customers, federal agencies, railroads and rail buffs. Don't think for one minute it will not impact what happens with the issues as hand, IT WILL! Use it wisely. The old saying the tongue is mightier than the sword hold true. In a politically correct world it has more power than ever before. You are paying for a union that will horse trade claims, create side letters to accommodate management and line their pockets with kickback. Sorry, but that's what you are paying for. If you want to create change you have to take the horse by the reins and do it yourself. Once you have created a stink and the media gets interested in your issue your union will jump on the bandwagon They will do anything to take credit for solving your problems. They will claim they initiated the entire event and stood up for their members to create change. You have to learn how to manipulate your union. Yes, it sucks that it has come to this but this is the new age of unions.   Name: to LC E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 13 June 2016 The crew that was threatened said the DTO's name was Steve. The chief, who also ordered them or threatened out of service for not following a direct order, was named Dustin. Of course they were too chickenshit to give them last names. Also, these are the guys who claim that no J-job will be getting more than one ticket. They claim that when called for a J-job you will work 12 hours and get as many trains, travel as many miles as needed, and go either direction for one ticket. You will only get overtime after 8 hours. This is a complete violation of the B@O agreement.Unfortunately, the unions have yet to stop this and haven't gotten any claims paid to date. Hopefully, Steve (DTO) and Dustin (Chief) get reprimanded for their bullying and unethical behavior, according to CSX's strict ethics policy. We all know how hard CSX would come down on a T&E employee for an ethics violation.   Name: Retired UP Conductor E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years Posted: 13 June 2016 Posted by LC DO NOT BUCKLE UNDER. You must stand your ground on this issue. Yes! But, will you and the BLE & UTU support their “stand your ground?”   Name: LC E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years Posted: 13 June 2016 ALL CREWS It has been brought to the attention of the unions that the DTO's are seriously crossing the lines on their authority over the rules and regulations of the company as well as the FRA. A crew was ordered to recrew a train in an area they were never qualified and had absolutely no clue about the territory. The crew clearly stated that they were not qualified. Since the train was in the newly extended terminal limits the DTO decided they should be able to recrew this train and if they chose not too they would be pulled out of service and placed in qualifying status. This was nothing more than intimidation and harassment of the crew. It also shows that this DTO does not care about safely moving trains or the safety of the crew. The crew should have stood their ground and let the DTO pull them out of service for training. The DTO and dispatchers are not ignorant on how the railroad works. Many have been on the ground and in the craft for years before moving up to the dispatch center. We all know that standing up to management when they are intimidating and threatening is a hard thing to do. Being afraid of becoming a target is usually the reason crews back down and don't stand up for what is right. This kind of intimidation from the DTO or the dispatcher IS NOT ACCEPTABLE EVER! These kind of actions need to be reported immediately to your LC and if you cant reach them then call your general chairman. Then notify the FRA director of operating rules. If the company wants to make everyone qualified to protect terminal limits then a training program needs to be put in place and all employees starting from the most junior to senior need to be qualified. There are senior employees who have been out in the field for over 20 years who never travel in both directions and never will due to their ability to hold the positions they desire the most. The company CAN NOT pick and choose who thee feel needs to be qualified in the terminal nor can they force a crew to run a train without a pilot trip first. This is exactly what happened in the AVON terminal. DO NOT BUCKLE UNDER. You must stand your ground on this issue. If you encounter this situation you need to notify the FRA immediately. You can call Robert Crawford at 817-235-5397. If you are unable to reach him then can call the FRA Indianapolis office at 317-226-0390 and they will page him or take a message for him. This is serious business and should not be taken lightly. The safe movement of trains as well as the safety of the crews is the most important issue on the railroad. Intimidation of any crew is unacceptable behavior and an ethic's violation.   Name: Management E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for 1-10 years Posted: 12 June 2016 To get the stock price back in the 30 dollar range we all have decided to suck off all investors who buy stock in our shity rundown company. As soon as you have secured a position in the company come by our Jacksonville office for your prize. We even swallow. Thanks, Yesterday's meal is tomorrow's cum dumpster   Name: Retired UP Conductor E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years Posted: 12 June 2016 Rumors swirling about the UP firing it's top corporate executive lawyer (Gayle Thal) and named her replacement last week. They can’t fire a woman. Are they that crazy? She’s a protected class in this country.   Name: UP Corporate Firing E-mail: Employed as: APE, for N/A Posted: 12 June 2016 For the UP Conductor: Rumors swirling about the UP firing it's top corporate executive lawyer (Gayle Thal) and named her replacement last week. No mentioned of required disclosure for removing a corporate officer. This could possibly have SEC violations for not reporting.   Name: Curious E-mail: Employed as: Car repair, for 1-10 years Posted: 10 June 2016 Fra Just wondering how come u are hammering car inspectors but you turn your heads on train crews? Supposed to inspect cars for defects when doing class 1 sir test which requires at least 1 minute per car. Watched crew pick up 89 cars in 20 minutes. Had tm watching them. Rushing them out. That's bullshit!!!! how come card are rolling in with stuck brakes and handbrakes on and never hit a detector. Someone pointed out they noticed after they doubled train lenghts that no one is hitting any detectors. We know they should be with the crap that's rolling in. What's going on with that!   Name: Retired UP Conductor E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years Posted: 06 June 2016 Posted by LAW A new supervisor or one who has fallen from grace with the company will be highly rewarded if he hands over a plate full of failures. So expect the headhunting as you call it to continue. Your post is dead on. I was told the EXACT same thing years ago by a Union Pacific lawyer. Always follow the money and it will take you back to the answer to anything. If no money, follow the motive then. Right or wrong, you guys know the “move" on the CSX, and you know both your unions are next to worthless nowadays. Just go to work, figure the trip is going to be 12 hours plus, and work as if there’s a camera on you. Don’t take ANY SHORT CUTS! If I were all of you, I would do my job and no more. Don’t try to ecpedite the work. Just follow the rules 100%. The days of “Railroading” are over. Well, maybe on the BNSF they still move trains, so I’ve been told. As someone posted before, the CSX is a wood axle outfit. The LAW post is trying to tell you, the CSX is out to get as many test failures as possible to cut down on the money award in a law suite. Every test failure by lower management shows his boss the man is out in the field doing his job...just like a Meter Maid giving out parking tickets.   Name: Law E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 1-10 years Posted: 06 June 2016 Crews Unfortunately the failures are a must and will never end. The documented failures are used as a safety net for the companies protection when faced with an injury lawsuit. The company uses these failures in court to show they are enforcing safety and won't hesitate to discipline or fire an employee if they break the rules. If an employee has a failure on their record and gets seriously injured it never looks good to any judge. You can be seen as a problem employee. The more employees with failures the better for the company. It shows the company is taking action. No matter how small or petty the charge is it still shows some kind of action. A new supervisor or one who has fallen from grace with the company will be highly rewarded if he hands over a plate full of failures. So expect the headhunting as you call it to continue.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 04 June 2016 There is no code of ethics it's a bull front lie if they recorded everything that would prove it ... But what's real is INTIMIDATION rr is this first place it was even a law down right dirty lien thieves ... And labor realations yea$$$$  Name: radio tech E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years Posted: 03 June 2016 Reality FIX That conductor is right. The Chicago division does not record all its yard and some local traffic channels. Most just record conversations that go over the dispatchers channels. Therefore if they accuse you of not saying something on the radio that you know you did then you are just out of luck. It has happened in Chicago several times as well as in Lafayette yard and to some local crews. This to me is just plain bull and the radio department employees know that it goes on. This is something that needs to be taken to a federal level because not only does it protect the employee from being wrongfully charged but it is also a safety issue. Every single employees conversation no matter what his job or where he is working should be recorded and protected. It's going to take a serious lawsuit with a hard as balls lawyer to get something done about it.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 02 June 2016 No doubt -- CSX is NOT an employee friendly company. [Is any big company anymore?] Constantly have to battle them. Even for what you are entitled to via agreement/contract. This is the 21st century. Of course, they want to reduce labor costs. More employees mean more wages, more health insurance costs, more RR Retirement taxes they have to contribute, etc., etc., & that equates to less bonus\profits for all the big-shots. Things have been tough many times in the past. RRs slashed/trimmed before only to wish they hadn't account the business\work came back. Time will tell so we'll see. The posted comment in the other section is true: No one was forced to hire on & no one is forced to stay. Hang in there everyone or luck out & find a much better way to earn a living.   Name: Montana E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 01 June 2016 You are correct. CSX LOVES to punish, break and steal from its employees, and CSX openly uses Labor Relations to do this. CSX doesn't care if they throw an employee out on the street. According to Train Master Brian Edwards, Great Lakes Division Manager Scott Conners actively encourages them to fire and suspend as many "trouble employees" as possible. Train Master Edwards went on to say, when it comes to firings employees, right or wrong, CSX Management knows that they can count on Labor Relations to back them up. (for clarification. Train Master Brian Edwards said "trouble employees" in CSX language means women, minorities, those that have been injured or just need to go) Personally, I hope that there is a special place in Hell for those that go out of their way to wrongfully hurt or harm someone that doesn't deserve it. Hopefully Karma is Bitch, and what comes around, goes around. But that's her business. When a Train Master wrongfully fires someone for the heck of it, it not only affects them, but their family and their dependents. This is WRONG. A violation of CSX's Ethics Policy, and as long as CSX has Labor Relations in their back pocket, management doesn't care.   Name: Retired UPRR Conductor E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years Posted: 31 May 2016 RE; UP EEOC OFFICE: What about one of your Directors whose [law] firm oversees cases handled by the Department of Labor [EEOC Office]? The firm reviews all cases that is filed against the UP and the office "tips" off the director of such cases........................................................ This is no doubt why UP, CSX and others are taking so many cases to the National Labor Board. It’s to the point now that CSX is giving employees the death penalty for J-Walking. Then, taking the case all the way to a Larbor Board Ruling. At present, that takes about two years. By then, most employees have found other work and have no interest in coming back to the railroad. So, It’s a win, win for the Company. Retired UPRR Conductor..   Name: RE; UP EEOC OFFICER E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 30 May 2016 RE; UP EEOC OFFICE: What about one of your Directors whose [law] firm oversees cases handled by the Department of Labor [EEOC Office]? The firm reviews all cases that is filed against the UP and the office "tips" off the director of such cases. Doesn't this have criminal implications?   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 29 May 2016 well, it's not directly relevant, but note that even many fast food workers now have tuition assistance and health insurance. as well as 15 per hour. CSX are working towards a hostile work environment, less health care, and inferior pay. We haven't reached taco bell yet, but we are drifting gradually down as other jobs - with much less responsibility - are climbing up. how far can it go before people realize that we aren't that great?   Name: US EEOC OFCER E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 28 May 2016 UP EEOC THANKS FOR LETTING US KNOW THAT. WE WILL NOT HIRE ANYONE FROM THE UP RAILROAD. THEY SUCK ANYWAYS AND ALL HAVE BAD COFFEE BREATH AND BAD TEETH AND SMELL LIKE BO. WE WILL KEEP ALL FILES REGARDING RAILROAD EMPLOYEES SEALED AND PLEASE THRU THIS GREAT WEBSITE KEEP POSTING MORE VALUABLE INFO. FEDERAL EEOC OFFICER   Name: Mediator E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years Posted: 25 May 2016 Monica Oh my gosh! You are so bad at this. If you want to be a mole for the company you have to come up with something better than that. Did you actually think a topic like that would draw attention away from the previous post. Did they give you your own rock to crawl back under? Im guessing not. You don't get that until you are good enough to keep around. If this is a test trial you just failed miserably! OK posters.... you got them itching in the seats again.   Name: Sad clown E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 25 May 2016 if you want to see a out of control circus, then pull up a chair and watch what CSX will be doing in the next few months. Lots more cuts, T & E and Managers. Cuts and havoc will continue until Dec of this year.   Name: LC E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 24 May 2016 MEMBERS Lets this serve as a warning. There is already talk around the water cooler that company officials are making statements that anyone who complains about the companies faulty GPS will most likely be asking to have a target placed on their backs. Make sure that you have proof of your charges and several witnesses to back up your findings. The system is flawed and labor relations has opened a can of worms by using it to deny legitimate claims. They are not going to take your emails and complaints about it lightly. If you hear of see anyone in management doing or saying anything that could be construed as retaliation for reporting the problem, let your local chairman know immediately so it can be forwarded to the general chairman. Names, dates and location are a must. Be specific. This isn't a joke. It is your right to work in a safe environment. This includes having your trains location monitored accurately at all times. It doesn't matter if you are running an empty grain train or a train with military equipment or hazardous high alert cars. All trains are to be protected equally and their locations should be accurate. If you are uncomfortable about coming forward then we suggest you review your company code of ethics handbook signed and sealed by Michael Ward. Review your rights under NO RETALIATION and SPEAKING UP. If you suspect violations of the codes of ethics OR other company policies you can start by speaking with a supervisor.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years Posted: 21 May 2016 I wish investors really knew what was going on out here. If they knew Sanborn would be out of here. She has ruined this company. It will take years to undo the damage she has done, if it can even be fixed at this point. Sad thing Sanborn is only concerned about her own pockets. Aso long as she is getting richer that's all that matters to her. Why investors keep her in her position I will never understand   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 20-30 years Posted: 20 May 2016 It's no rumor. Hell, it was posted on the front page of the CSX website/gateway.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 19 May 2016 THERE IS A RUMOR GOING AROUND THAT CSX / CINDY IS RECONFIGURING THE SYSTEM TO HAVE 3 CORE ROUTES AND 3 CORE FEEDER LINES, WITH STRONG BIAS TO ONE WAY RUNNING, SO A SINGLE CORE MIGHT ACTUALLY CONSIST OF 2 RELATED LINES, ONE FOR EACH DIRECTION. NOW.....IT APPEARS THAT AVON TO ROSE LAKE / SALEM IS NOT ON ANY RETENTION OR PRIORITY LIST, LOGICALLY MEANING THAT THE AVON YARD AND MAINLINE WEST COULD BE SOLD TO SOMEONE ELSE. ANY HINTS OR THOUGHTS?   Name: UP EEOC REPS E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 18 May 2016 The System is Rigged and The Fox is Guarding The Hen House: Union Pacific's HR Department in Omaha, nearly every senior company representative has had prior employment with the state and federal government's EEOC office. The EEOC offices are revolving doors for all future employees. And also, the UP will encourage current employees to seek employment opportunities at the EEOC offices, as a means for gaining access to cases that may be detrimental to the company. This influence is similar to current employees who are on extended leaves of absence...while employed as FRA representatives for the federal government.   Name: liquadate E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 17 May 2016 If I didn't know better, I'd swear you were writing about my former local chairman from Avon. Unfortunately, anymore I'm starting to think that when it comes to the UTU, its nothing more than the triple AAA farm team for where CSX gets and grooms their management.   Name: Brian Siebert E-mail: Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 1-10 years Posted: 16 May 2016 Listen to all this whinning and crying and bitching. I have been a Sr. MOP with the UP in west Colton, ca for awhile and a lot of you at CSX are a bunch a bitches and crybabies at CSXT. I had to "blow" a lot of upper mgt to get where I am today from working the "crappy" yard at Fresno, ca as a switchman/foreman and blowing to other MOP's and DRO's to get where I am at. My guys here in West Colton just suck it up after I was a UTU local chairman for the switchman and sold off a lot of other guys to get them fired and perm. dismissed. Level 5 and I got paid off too. So listen just stop the crying and get to work ! RR WHORES !!   Name: Retired Trainmaster E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years Posted: 12 May 2016 Sponsor Did the BLET AND UTU sponsor the Csx race car? ??????????????????????????????? In a way they did. Just think of it as a “Re-Crew RaceCar” All the money they saved by not paying the re-crew claims.   Name: Sponsor E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 12 May 2016 Did the BLET AND UTU sponsor the Csx race car? Is that their logo stickers on the sides of that beast?   Name: Sponsors needed E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years Posted: 12 May 2016 Would any employee like to donate or sponsor our race car? You could consider donating your bonuses for the next few years. Wait, you probably aren't going to get one. Well, anyway just consider it. Please pass the word to the furloughed employees to.   Name: You are Right! E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 10 May 2016 Raped again You are right. We are all getting fucked and its going on more and more without the Unions stepping in. I think its going to be time to start kicking some of those International Bums right to the street along with these stupid ass LC. Dum as rocks and they all have been paid off. we also got too many dum and new hires and they better get with the program and start sticking with us and don't keep licking arse and nuts. The job won't be there long for them either. Run the Rail fans out of the RR industry.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 07 May 2016 train dreamer: For help, call 1-800-brain dead idiot anonymous.   Name: train dreamer E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 07 May 2016 Can somebody help me get on with the railroad this has always been my dream.Oh what a life it must be waving at the pretty girls hearing the horn blow or working on the track and watching the trains go by.Oh what a life getting the big check and getting treated with dignity and respect by management.Please help my dream come true by helping me get hired by csx.Any advice would be appreciated.here here here it comes here comes that big bad csx machine woooo wooooo hell yeah   Name: Retired Trainmaster E-mail: Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 30+ years Posted: 06 May 2016 Local chairman JESUS CHRIST! When in the @#*^&%# is the BLET going to put a stop to this our right violation of our short turn around agreement for recrewing road pool turns. ...................................................... I would guess, your CSX Eastern Lines BLE General Chirman has made some vest pocket or side letter of agreement on re-crews you people don’t know about. AND, you’re correct! This basically is to hide all the re-crews and make the dispatcher look better and save money. Retired CSX Trainmster   Name: raped again E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 05 May 2016 Local chairman JESUS CHRIST! When in the @#*^&%# is the BLET going to put a stop to this our right violation of our short turn around agreement for recrewing road pool turns. They have been stealing agreed pay from us for months now. The agreement is written in black and white. There is no gray area! We had to drag in 5 dead road trains on one stinking dog catch ticket. You know, the one they call a J JOB all the time. The one that is supposed to be used for recrewing local switcher jobs. Work 12 hours in a taxi running back and forth all night long for just a stinking 100 mile ticket. Screw the overtime. We all know they just are trying to hide these recrews by not issuing a ticket as proof they cant get their trains in. This is total bullshit and someone better get off their arsess and get something done about it!   Name: csx the Crash Railroad. E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 03 May 2016 Hey! We just beat out UP for the most and wild derailments in the US. We should have gotten the tracks closed to the house. Oh, well. This job sucks more and more every year.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years Posted: 03 May 2016 Yard Rat, Click on the "Asleep At The Wheel" section. Read\review those posts. Call your LC for verification.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 02 May 2016 Yard Rat, Look at the B&O Schedule Agreement (Blue Bible), Rule 2. - Seniority... paragraph (d).   Name: Yard Rat E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 02 May 2016 "Northern Mid Atlantic Agreement (NMAD) In this agreement, it clearly stated that if you were furloughed (off work) for more than one year (366 days) you no longer had a job." Please cite the article, page, or rule regarding this. Ive read nmad cover to cover and never saw this   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 01 May 2016 RE; Local Chairman: Do not allow yourself and your members to play the railroad's game! You should notify the carrier and informed them that all your members has been advised to record all conversations with representatives of the railroad in any capacity. All Railroaders: All smart phones can be loaded with Recording Apps that can be used at your leisure!   Name: LOCAL CHAIRMAN E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 01 May 2016 ALL EMPLOYEES Ok people, LISTEN UP AND PAY ATTENTION! It has been voiced by too numerous a number of members to count that there is a serious problem with communication within the crew management center. Now, we all know that is has been a pain since they went to the IVR system. Wait times to reach a live crew caller were a problem when it was new, but now that it has been in the works for years, there should not be the lengthy on hold times that are occurring! There are several complaints that have been forwarded to the General chairman's office bringing to our attention the blatant violation of the union agreement that allows an employee to call back in 10 minutes because when selecting to 'REFUSE" a call because you are not qualified or you aren't sure what the job is and need to ask, the IVR instructs you to hold while you are transferred to a crew caller then puts you on hold for 20 minutes or longer. There have been several crew callers that have put miscalled charges in the employee's record while they were on hold the entire time trying to get through and refused to remove them. MAKE SURE YOU TAKE ALL CALLS ON A PHONE THAT SHOWS WHAT TIME YOU ANSWERED THE CALL AND HOW LONG THE CALL LASTED. YOU ARE EXPECTED BY THE CARRIER TO COMMUNICATE WITH AN AUTOMATED SYSTEM IN PLACE OF A LIVE CALLER. IF YOU ANSWER THE PHONE IT IS NOT, I REPEAT, NOT A MISSED CALL. IT DOES NOT HAVE TO BE A LIVE PERSON TO BE CONSIDERED MAKING CONTACT FOR A CALL. IF YOU ARE LEFT ON HOLD BEYOND YOU 10 MINUTES AND ARE THREATENED AND RECEIVE A MISSED CALL YOU NEED TO FILE ETHIC CHARGES IMMEDIATELY AGAINST THAT CREW CALLER. MAKE IT VERY CLEAR THAT YOU DID NOT MISS A CALL FROM CREW MANAGEMENT. YOU WERE CALLED BY THEIR IVR SYSTEM AND PLACED ON HOLD BEYOND YOU AGREED TIME LIMIT AND THEREFORE YOU CONTRACTUAL RIGHT WERE VIOLATED BY CSX CREW MANAGEMENT. THIS IS NOT A JOKE PEOPLE. IT IS GETTING OUT OF CONTROL AND THE WAIT TIMES AND LACK OF COMMUNICATION IS OUT OF HAND AND FRANKLY SAD AS WELL AS UNACCEPTABLE BUSINESS PRACTICES. FILE THE CHARGES. ONLY YOU CAN GET THIS UNDER CONTROL. DONT SIT AROUND BAD MOUTHING YOUR UNIONS WHILE YOU SIT ON YOUR REARS AND DO NOTHING. NO ONE IS GOING TO DO IT FOR YOU. YOU PAY DUES DONT YOU??? THEN PUT THEM TO WORK. START FILING THESE CHARGES!   Name: OFFICIALylost E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 01 May 2016 This was posted yesterday on yard limits and is very interesting reading for all Norfolk Southern and CSX employees: Confessions of a former officer Yesterday, 02:29 PM Would you folks be interested in hearing "horror" stories, answer your questions, etc from a former NS officer? I spent many many years, 18+ hour days 6-7 days a week as a Transportation Officer and feel like I need to expose and enlighten you guys on what I can before I forget it all. Had an LC tell me once I should write a book. Held out hope for awhile that I would find my way back into the industry but after the kool-aid wore off, I'm all set thanks. Been out now for several years and thankfully have found success in the "real world" since almost losing everything due to a political misjudgement of just how far some of the crooks in upper management would go to settle scores. But I still miss the railroad, I loved my career, its in my blood and I'm so sad I couldn't have been part of the needed force to reform how they do business. I was often a hearing officer, charging officer, saturation team captain, etc so don't think I was one of these fresh out of college washouts. I ran a profitable, safe, and well greased railroad before I "left". To prove I'm for real here is a few tidbits.. 1. I used to attend a lot of hiring sessions over the years conducting interviews and could help potential job seekers out. First and foremost, DO NOT..under any circumstance admit to using tobacco products. If you write in your application that you smoke or chew you will NOT get an invitation to a hiring session. If you get an invite, DO NOT smoke/chew during breaks as we TMs would go "mingle" outside and take note on who was smoking and bar them from getting an interview. Being a casual smoker myself at the time I felt dirty doing this. But I was explicitly instructed by the HR contractors at sessions to weed out any and all tobacco users. I also got a real good tongue lashing one time for hiring a black female after we were verbally told before the session, "do not hire any women without exception" (that guy is retired now). This was not an isolated incident and is reflective on the attitudes of most in higher positions within transportation at least. To be fair though, shortly before I left there was a huge push to hire and promote females from Norfolk. The issue I had with the way that was carried out though is many of the female officers were completely untouchable. They would have to damn near murder somebody on the property to get fired. A lot of women officers were promoted well beyond their abilities and were given a pass every time they failed to perform. I know of one that was a lead TM and did not have the slightest idea on how to pull tapes from locos, be a charging officer in a hearing, and amazingly had no real grasp on the basic op rules. She was swiftly promoted to terminal supt... I could do an entire post on how to get hired and/or the ridiculous hypocrisies in how they promoted/disciplined officers and the enlisted just because of who they were related to, knew, skin color, etc. 2. I once was having a casual conversation with a wealthy Terminal Superintendent who was about to retire who was telling me about a tax "avoidance" scheme that the then current Division Superintendent was trying to recruit him into that he felt sounded borderline illegal, think "Panama Papers". Apparently several top executives, superintendents, etc from BOTH NS and CSX had formed an LLC registered in Jacksonville, FL that somehow allowed them to avoid their personal state resident income tax (among others) by establishing residency in Florida (no state income tax). They formed an LLC called "The Beaver Street Tower Company" whose public list of directors and members reads like a who's who at NS and CSX (do your own research). The name of the LLC is telling as Beaver Street Tower was (is?) a control station were the CSX and NS interchanged. The mailing address is amazingly the same address for the CSX HQ and even sharing the same office (C-160) with the CSX "shareholder account services". I'm no tax or anti-trust expert but having several top executives from two competitors all involved in an LLC for many many years sounds suspect to me. While you and I pay our "fair share" of state taxes, these elite asshats are at the very least, walking a thin line of legality to avoid 6-8% state income taxes yet enjoying the same potholed highways you are on. May be nothing but was always interesting to me to say the least. 3. If you get hurt on the job and cost them money you can safely assume two things. 1) If they think there is even a small chance that you are lying and have "lawyer'd up", the Division Superintendent will often request that an SIU team (special investigations unit) from NS police conduct surveillance on you 24-7. They dress like magnum P.I. idiots and use encrypted radio comms like they are MI6 or something. I'm talking short 80s shorts and Hawaiian tshirts and will stake out your home, where you workout, out for dinner, dig through your trash, listening devices, all of it. They buy vans with tinted windows and set up cameras hoping you will pick up something heavy, mow the yard, lift weights, etc to keep from having to pay settlements and/or fire you. I once had an SIU guy so excited about some video he got he came straight to were I was to show off the grainy video and offered to pick up celebratory cigars when we confirmed the ID of the subject in the video who was walking normally after saying he was bed ridden or whatever it was. 2) One time after an employee got injured I had a GM tell me this to my face. "In these situations we used to call you and say "you know what to do" but the office lines are recorded now. Then we had to start writing "do everything you can to fire Mr. blah blah blah" on a sheet of paper, slide it across the desk...and once you were through reading it, shred or burn the paper. Since we know your a team player, I'm just going to tell you man to man. I want him gone before the end of the year". We would then review tapes on every trip, listen to all radio comms, and follow that employee in the bushes until we got something "meaty" enough to fire them over. Anything that was START Major material we would come get you like GR-27, GR14, Speeding, etc. But if you were just doing something small but albeit dangerous, we would let that slide to not blow our cover until the "big" one. 4. Every single hearing that I was ever apart of (especially if the charging officer was lazy, incompetent) the hearing officer, company witnesses, and charging officer will meet up off property somewhere (we liked IHOP) and go over the hearing "strategy" step by step, reviewing exhibits, discussing what to say, what not to say, etc to coach and steer the often inexperienced charging officer to ensure a strong hearing in case it goes to the board. During the hearing, whenever there was a break, the officers texted each other to ensure the stories were the same under cross examination. The sad part is most of your LCs know that this goes on but I never heard anyone seriously challenge a ruling because of it. Trusted hearing officers have a "book" issued to them called "holding a better discipline hearing", that was written by LR that you guys should get your hands on if you can. I can say though, I threw out a charging officer's case more than a handful of times if I saw it was complete BS or they didn't understand the rules themselves. I would often (as a charging officer) give the LC and employee a chance to read all of my exhibits as a sort of "discovery" even if it wasn't a Stop signal type hearing where the officer has to do this per regulations. My advice though is take EVERYTHING to a hearing. Never sign a START form, clog the system up with hearings and the beating will stop, I guarantee it. On any division, there are MAYBE 4-5 good hearing officers. Everyone else is too incompetent to hold them. 5. An officer in transportation is strongly, STRONGLY urged to join the Freemason order if they weren't already one in order to be promoted beyond B5 pay level (anyone higher than a terminal superintendent basically). Several of the GMs and VPs are/were 33 degree masons, some even flaunted it openly. Not really earth shattering but "illuminati confirmed" kinda weird --Snowden Tags: None   Name: chhochoo dreamer E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 29 April 2016 I got a good job with mon -fri day shift hours with good benefits and pay and a lot of time off.My thing is I have always wanted to work for th rr.Can someone give me some advice on how I can become a freight conductor with csx or maybe work on the track in some kind of way.Cant wait to join the rr and work with my future railroad brothers   Name: D. Lynn Kelley E-mail: wideass@wa.com Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 29 April 2016 The UP Kelley: Your ass is getting wider and wider and we can't afford to knock-out any more doors in corporate headquarters! Did you predict this was coming? Look into the crystal ball again and let us know when you will shed 100 lbs!   Name: lee E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 29 April 2016 MoW You hit the nail on the head. Ever since Ward hired Tony Ingram, and he brought over the Whip and Beat style of management that NS was famous for, CSX has gone down hill. I had hoped that when Ingram was forced out, that things would improve and go back to a place you could be proud to say you worked. That hasn't been the case. Ingram's style of management has propagated to a point that I don't think I will ever see the damage it has done to moral or the men, ever improve. Instead of CSX management saying what can I do to make you succeed, management says do it, or I'll fire you. And they do. Sad thing is, CSX knows who their problem managers are and all they do is promote them. They don't address the problem, they follow an old Army adage, Suck Up. Fuck Up. Move Up. If you are being harassed, make sure you are carrying a tape recorder, or getting a free app on your phone that will record your conversations. Not only do you need to write everything down, and all of the witnesses present, but file a complaint with the EEOC. Federal Law states, whether real or perceived, harassment, both mental and physical is ILLEGAL. Once you file a complaint with the EEOC, and ANY manager so much as looks at you, you have a whistle blower case. They have to leave you alone. I'd love to tell you to go to Ethics and file a complaint, but I and many others know all to well, you'd be wasting your time. Good Luck. I don't see this rat hole getting better anytime soon. Not as long as Tony Ingram's right hand woman is still in charge.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 29 April 2016 Sad story. CSX upper level management won't care much. After all, employees are just a necessary expense and should be grateful as heck to have a job. Some managers are darn decent and are true leaders and teachers. All too many aren't fit to manage themselves, let alone others and lots of responsibility.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: M of W, for 1-10 years Posted: 29 April 2016 I've been with CSX for the better part of 10 years and I've seen many changes in my tenure. When I first hired on this was a great job and company to work for. I work in the M o W department and I've been all over the system. Everything started to change when I went to the tie gangs. I started to see the type of managers that are really out there and moving up, real low lifes to say the least. I've moved on from the tie gangs now and I've worked for 4 different managers (on the same job) in the last 3 years. We took on a new manager about 8-9 months ago and this guy has had it in for me every since he started. I've been written up (because he doesn't want me in the position that I'm in) when all he had to do was give me a man to man verbal council and say "hey you messed up and I took a little crap from the local manager, heighten your focus and awareness a little." He constantly belittles me and makes condescending remarks directed at me so the entire team hears him. He is always doing something to belittle anyone and everyone on the team, never has anything positive or reassuring to say to try to boost morale or the attitudes of the men. The job I work used to be the best job on the railroad and because of management it's now the worst! There's an old saying, people don't quit their jobs, they quit the management. CSX seriously needs to take a long hard look at their company and the "turmoil" it's in with its "financial state", it's because of mismanagement! The company is mismanaged and yet they're getting bonuses and the union side is losing jobs and having locations shut down?!! How can the company justify bonuses for managers when they're failing to keep men working and revenue coming in? The company needs to go back to promoting from the ranks because we have a vested interest in the company and we have literally built it and we want to see it thrive and succeed! More to come at a later date!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 22 April 2016 it IS POSSIBLE TO RETAIN SENIORITY IN YOUR CURRENT CRAFT IF THE CARRIER, THE UNION WHOSE WORK YOU ARE LEAVING, AND THE NEW UNION YOU ARE STARTING TO W0RK FOR, ALL AGREE. SOMETIMES THIS MAY BE A ONE SHOT DEAL. FOR EXAMPLE A CLERK OR CONDUCTOR MAY BECOME A YARDMASTER, AND RETAIN HIS PRIOR SENIORITY, BUT I DON'T THINK THE YM UNION WILL LET YOU GO BACK AND FORTH.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 17 April 2016 Actually, it's all very sad. Employees are entrusted with thousands of tons of heavy equipment worth millions of dollars......... Way, way too much dysfunction & malfunction - within all management & each & every craft. It'd take years to correct/fix everything. It's probably hopeless.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 17 April 2016 I think it's funny how this company demands loyalty from its employees..especially the union employees. But here's a thought..Treat your employees well and CSX wouldn't have to demand loyalty. When a person or company demands loyalty that means they don't deserve it in the first place. This company has went down so much..Ward and Sanborn have killed morale. Oh well..investors should part ways with these two before they ruin things any further.   Name: Car knocker E-mail: Employed as: Car repair, for 20-30 years Posted: 16 April 2016 The car operation in Selkirk has some top notch managers these days. only a couple have a clue as how to run a yard. I'm surprised were still employed with the back wards thinking of these guys. One just yells and screams when things get a little screwed up. We are waiting for him to blow up and assault some one. Another will just disappear and hope it all works out. Some of the others are just trying to get through the day. I genuinely feel sorry for a few of them. Jacksonville probably thinks they are doing a good job.   Name: CSX Officers E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years Posted: 15 April 2016 We have a lot of UP cutoff guys that want your job. They have house payments and families to take care of. You UTU and BLE veterans are a bunch of bitches. Get your asses to work and stop the fucking whinning   Name: management E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year Posted: 15 April 2016 This is management.You bunch of cry babies shut this crap up and move the freight.Yall act like a bunch of pansies.Im sick and tired of watching all talk bad about this company.If I find out who you are I will fire all your sorry complaining asses.Now get back to work.   Name: BLE hogga E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 12 April 2016 Hey you! Wanna be railbuff, You have a good job and good pay, holidays off and probably a really hot wife that looks like a pornstar or a model. Are you out of your friggin mind? Do you get high or something? NO! Don't do this. I have been a Hogger for years and it sucks! I hate trains and railbuffs. So move on and enjoy life. Damn ,people in the states here are getting crazy!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 12 April 2016 I have a good job where I work from 6 to 230 and I'm off on weekends,holidays and I get a lot of paid time off too.I have always wanted to work for the railroad either working on the track or riding on the train.Can somebody that works for the railroad give me some good advice on whether I should try this or not?   Name: Lance Fritz E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years Posted: 11 April 2016 Why a dead CEO is making money while 6 feet under? Well, I tell you. We RR corporate head ups are all crooks as you all might know. We all all BIG time drunks like Drew Lewis was, He could get 3 DUI's in his UP corporate vehicle in his own drive way and 8'o clock in the morning on the way to Omaha HQ for the morning martini meetings with all the sub chiefs and captains. I know the UP is not doing so hot right now, But the BLE and the SMART/FART union is assisting us and or Labor relations friends in the LR dept. We really love you TEY people. And we show that with the BIG yellow passenger train to come and take you and your family for choo-choo rides and a coke and hot dogs from one of a customers, Farmer Johns. We really love those MoPac guys too, Dick Davidson was the best RR officer and CEO and Switchman we ever had. He was a real railroaders, railroader. Have a Great UP day , SSW hogger and get over the road soon and home one day! Lance Fritz CEO UPRR   Name: Cotton Belt Engineer E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 08 April 2016 Lance Fritz? If you're lance fritz, why is a dead ceo making 50 million while buried six feet under? why is the stock down 40% and you're still employed? your financial officer earned 3xs your salary! how does that happens? why is the board seeking advice from dennis duffy about your ouster? waiting for your response lance!   Name: BLE-ROLLS OVER-ON MEMEBERS E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 07 April 2016 Just read a very sad story about a Conductor over on the PHL in Long Beach Harbor California that had blind shoved with out riding the point and put some bare tables on the ground and let the CARRIER intimidate him into resigning than receive a bad mark on his work record. THE BLE told him he didn't have much of a chance to get back if dismissed from service. WHATA BUNCH OF BLE BS. LET the union fight to get you back. THAT'S WHAT YOU PAY THEM FOR YOU FU*&KING LA LAME ! Do not quit and let the asshole carrier's take advantage of you and intimdate you into quitting. YOU YOUNG GUYS GIVE UP TO QUICKLY! FU*&K THE BLE FOR THAT CRAP!   Name: Lance Fritz E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years Posted: 05 April 2016 SP Engineer You are right about us UP corporate a-sholes monitoring this site. We have and are distracted about running a Railroad and will always be because we are very ARROGANT. We learned to be that way from Drew Lewis and Dick Davidson. Now I have to get back to the Corporate Martini party we are having this evening here in Omaha. This here at UPRR are going to get a lot worse. Believe me.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years Posted: 05 April 2016 That's right..they are a bunch of dogs, especially the bitch Sanborn of the pack. CSX has went to HELL under her leadership..if what she does can even be considered leadership. Sad day when CSX promoted her   Name: Retired RR E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years Posted: 04 April 2016 Why did CSX not allow employees that were furloughed to go to other places where people were needed? They make it so hard on furloughed employees expecting that employee to go qualify for free at other locations and those periods can be a month or 6 months?......................................... Why does a dog lick his balls? Because he can. CXS is just a bunch of dogs, with MBA’s.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 04 April 2016 To CSX This is a recent comment from a CSX person. I find this not only un fair but un reasonable. Any employee that is furloughed and is needed at another location should be approved to go and be paid for qualifying. Why did CSX not allow employees that were furloughed to go to other places where people were needed? They make it so hard on furloughed employees expecting that employee to go qualify for free at other locations and those periods can be a month or 6 months? Now who can really afford to do that?   Name: Spongebob E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 03 April 2016 Feeling Lost: #3 will never happen, yes it would be to our benefit, but the Union Upper Brass won't allow this as this is job security for them.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 02 April 2016 Most, if not all, of upper level management people are out of touch - are actually are business minded & are not railroaders. How many of them have any experience "out in the field?" Easy to understand that a co. like csx has to have financial support; ie: investors, stockholders, etc. But why are big shots compensated so well when the average joe has to argue for just what he's due? A lot of managers/officals are decent trustworthy folks. Sadly, not near enough & that's a shame. Great profits could be made IF - (& this applies many RR employees; each, every craft/dept.), could be bought for what they're actually worth & then sold for what they think they're worth.   Name: Feeling lost E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years Posted: 01 April 2016 The number 1 complaint with this company is the management. Management has no clue on how Railroad operations are ran. Warren Buffett had it 100% right when he said " CSX management is terrible". The following could fix this company 1. Overhaul management. Start cutting from the top. There's to much fat on the steak. Trainmasters,RFE, Etc falling over each other. 2. Payroll. Train those idiots on how to pay the employees by their contract. Stop cheating them out of their money. This is the number one hatred that employees have toward the company. 3. Labor relations /payroll ...Just get raid of them all together. Go with a mileage day equal to a 12 hour day daily. This would cut off labor relations and simplifily contracts and the employees would be happy. This would save the company millions. Less employees in labor relations / payroll is less liability for the company. None of this will happen, but I'm glad to get it off my chest.   Name: SP Engineer E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 30 March 2016 Union Pacific Employees: Other than CSX, the UP monitors this site more than the other rail carriers. The UP has accepted the SP (formerly) style of management which is doomed to fail; and Wall Street has indicated that. Just like the Southern Pacific. The stock is in tailspin without any direction of ascent. SP management relied solely on headhunting for promotions. The bounty was higher with minorities wrongly terminated. Rail profits are based on efficiency not headhunting, especially when the legal fees are mounting. And that is precisely the reason why management become distracted from running the railroad efficiently!   Name: Retired Now E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 30 March 2016 Lodging facilities providing crew transport\shuttle service is nothing new. CSX & their outfit that handles lodging are tickled when a hotel/motel agrees to do that as part of the contract. Opening & closing doors = that's probably a contract carrier (like PTI) thing. Do the drivers have to be certified? How much liability insurance is carried? How much is required? Co. liable? If an accident should happen, the CSX stance would probably be that the subcontractor that's providing the service is the party to be held liable. Seems this is a matter that full-time union people like State Legislative Directors & General Chairpersons need to handle.   Name: in danger E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 30 March 2016 LC'S What the hell is the deal with the company making crews go to the yard from the hotel in their courtesy wagon. Pti says they took their job away from them.. The wagon they are making us ride in doesn't have any of their "we are so safe" safety sticker on it and the driver refuses to open the doors. One driver just got his license back. No way do they all have the proper certification to be hauling customers around. Bet you the state of Illinois doesn't know whats going on. what are we supposed to do when they don't drive safe or the van needs to be shopped. Are we allowed to pull their van out of service. Is the company completely liable for us if we get in a wreck and get hurt. We heard the van wasn't available one day the manager of the hotel took the crew to the yard in her own personal vehicle.... What the hell is up with their so called the safe way is the right way? They preach a good game until the game is costing them money then they say the hell with the crews safety!   Name: Banner B Gone E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year Posted: 28 March 2016 Spongebob You're absolutely correct. There's no accountability for management at CSX. If there were, CSX would have escorted more than one of those Fat Pieces of Shit, that they promoted to management, out the door years ago. So much for the CSX Ethics Policy, and management's obligation to follow it. I heard Brian Edwards and his trusty side kick Aleek were responsible for putting a banner on the wrong main, then were shocked when a train obliterated it while running on clear signal. You're right. If we T&E employees had done something like that...... we'd have been fired on the spot. No questions asked. Obviously CSX management doesn't care what their managers do to the T&E employees, because if they did, they would have fired at least one of the 5 company officers that Brian Edwards had with them when they put the banner up on the wrong track, and were occupying the main without authority.   Name: screwed E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 28 March 2016 ALERT!!!! People, you better start paying close attention to your deadhead tickets. The company is so hell bent on not honoring your deadhead travel because they don't want to pay it that they are stooping to an all time low to do it. Just got screwed out of 145 miles of deadhead travel on a straight away ticket. This WAS NOT a combination deadhead.. This was a ticket we were entitled to and had to argue with the crew caller to get. We were not able to report our hours of service or activity on the FRA activity screen. We couldn't bring any completed ticket up in the system to print out. We haven't been able to find a copy of this ticket anywhere and its not showing on the 04 screen either. You can bet you bottom dollar they aren't going to pay this and the FRA doesn't know a damn thing about our activities. We are sending a snap shot of the uncompleted tickets to the FRA. If this happens to you, make sure you notify the FRA hours of service director and tell him what your reported activity times should be!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 27 March 2016 Well former LC is obviously pro company instead of products employee. Maybe that's why he is a former LC. You speak of executives earning big salaries and you obviously support that but our executivesite have made horrible decisions and yet you support them. If a blue collar employee makes a bad decision that employee is held accountable. Where's the accountability for Ward and Sanborn? Everyone has seen the traffic pattern for coal has been in decline for years now but yet CSX hired employees for these regions that depended on coal for the majority of business while they had employees furloughed in these regions. How intelligent is that? Why did CSX not allow employees that were furloughed to go to other places where people were needed? They make it so hard on furloughed employees expecting that employee to go qualify for free at other locations and those periods can be a month or 6 months? Now who can really afford to do that? If CSX treated their employees right there would not be such hard feelings and an anti-company sentiment.   Name: Former LC E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years Posted: 26 March 2016 APE: Look at maps: CSX rail lines vs. UP rail lines. Ol' king coal, the old money making soul for RRs, is not like that anymore & that traffic may never be the same again. At present, things\times are tough. Lots of co. belt-tightening. The CSX big shots are compensated very well - to make decisions that will impact the co., oftentimes for years in the future. Workers & their unions can only try to play catch-up. Too many T&E people complain\cry when they think they have to go to work too much -- then complain\cry & worry more when furloughed (or dismissed, suspended). No company will survive if it has to pay for & provide for employees that aren't really, truly needed. EVERYONE loses via a bankruptcy if/when an outfit goes under. Railroading = ebb & flow with the economy \ feast or famine. Yeah, no doubt the culture, the management, etc., needs to be changed. Can suck per se, but where is proof of whenever\wherever - someone was forced, in any way, shape or form, to accept a RR job.   Name: Me E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 26 March 2016 You guys just don't like Cindy because she gets more Pussy than you.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 26 March 2016 Well maybe the UP investors have seen the light..CSX investors are still in the dark..but they are willingly in the dark..that's the difference. Apparently these people are going to let Ward and Sanborn sink the ship completely. Hope that they let them drown with the rest of us instead of coming to their rescue. CSX investors are not very wise.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 26 March 2016 Well Oscar is just starting back to work at the airline after his heart replacement. An investor group wants him replaced at the airline by Gordon Bethune, chair about 2 official back. If Oscar gets booted out of the airline business can he come back to CSX? Ackman of Pershing Square has taken a big beating financially, but nothing to do with the RR - more with oreos. The FRA still wanders around shopping cars in volume.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year Posted: 25 March 2016 LBT I hear found God and is changing her old ways.   Name: Drew Lewis, Former CEO UPRR E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years Posted: 24 March 2016 Hick-UP ! Does any one have a martini for me until next Monday? I get my RR retirement check then ! I am the only UP senior officer to get a DUI 3 times, ... that is three times by flipping my UP company car over in the drive way of my home on the way to the office in Omaha. Damn! Dickie Davidson was very mad at me too. He's a dick ! from Omaha. Heard he is running Railserve switching services now in Atlanta. VIVA OPERATION RED BLOCK. It might save my liver this time Hick UP...Hick UP!!! I need another driiiink! Rule G mothfuckas!   Name: SPdude E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 24 March 2016 Well Banner guy; Just come to work fucked up and have another 8888 incident happen and ride the rails with a case of some good beer and party away. FUCK THE CARRIERS. Porn girls are in Las vegas and in LA in porn valley California. Lisa Ann does Engineers for 1000 a hour and you can get a real cutie , you and fresh for 200 an hour! Bet you guys where in Cali, huh? LOL...Operation redblock leads to firing for calling in out here.   Name: SPdude E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 24 March 2016 Well Banner guy; Just come to work fucked up and have another 8888 incident happen and ride the rails with a case of some good beer and party away. FUCK THE CARRIERS. Porn girls are in Las vegas and in LA in porn valley California. Lisa Ann does Engineers for 1000 a hour and you can get a real cutie , you and fresh for 200 an hour! Bet you guys where in Cali, huh? LOL...Operation redblock leads to firing for calling in out here.   Name: Jim Booth E-mail: Employed as: CSX Customer, for N/A Posted: 24 March 2016 Just read yesterday that UP has 6 major Federal ADA cases and discrimination cases filed and pending in Washington state from former and current employees. WTF? Does this make like 480 cases that UP has pending against them from the Federal government for Whistleblowing? Unjustified terminations, racial discrimination for being black? How do these cases occur and is it the same at CSXT? Do you guys have any cases pending like this? I wonder if UP and others(BNSF) will go under from all the lawsuits and Federal violations. They are not doing that great these days. yard are empty and locomotives are all in storage and falling apart due to no$$$$coming in. Low carloading and its time for the Shippers to stick it to those carriers that screwed us with overcharge shipping rates, demurrage, and fuel charges. THE RAILROAD REALLY SUCK ASS from a Shipper and customer stand point. We are staying fuck it. Ship by truck. Keep kicking ass Railroad guys and throw some officers over a bridge and off a classification tower and TELL your unions like UTU/SMART to go fuck off ! They are a bunch of crooks and pussies. BLE sounds like a good bunch of guys. Good luck   Name: Spongebob E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 23 March 2016 No accountability for Mgmt. If so they would escort those 2 Fat Pieces of Shit Mangers off the property for putting a banner on the wrong main, and a train striking it running on clear signals..... If we done something like that we would be fired, no questions asked. Fuck you CSX and the P.O.S. managers you hire.   Name: Banner B. Gone E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year Posted: 23 March 2016 SP Dude, Good idea. One problem though. CSX would use a mass Red Block lay off by its employees as an excuse to eliminate the program. Then what would we do when we needed a day off, and couldn't get one? I have just one question for you. Where are you going to find the hookers? Now that Brian Edwards has been dumped by ex-wife number 3, all the hookers are between Avon and Roselake are even more busy that normal as he hires them to help drown his sorrows, with their heads in his lap. Nice thought though   Name: SP DUDE E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 23 March 2016 Yeah! Lets all go out on strike nationwide and participate in OPERATION REDBLOCK AND OPERATION 1.5 and get some porn girls and have a blast off on strike??? WHAAT think? OUT   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years Posted: 19 March 2016 All the excess managers could also be utilized as trackmen, signal maintainers, co. police officers, crew callers, -- even train dispatchers. What the hell - wherever an ape is needed in whatever occupation.   Name: Notice of eviction E-mail: Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 20-30 years Posted: 18 March 2016 Its ok to cut more jobs off. We have enough Trainmasters and RFE's to run those trains. The management is falling over each other. People on the outside look at this company as a complete cluster.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year Posted: 18 March 2016 please refer to cindy sandborn as either "cindy cuntborn" or just plain "cunt"   Name: Red Block E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 18 March 2016 If all concerned are so fed-up with the abuse, you have many many choices at your disposal. Use them, collectively everyone has the power to annihilate the RR'S balance sheet! When the unions were tough and honorable, strikes would last only a few days. You see, railroads have a thing called freight, if it's not moving, the corporate bills adds up quickly. The railroads know the numbers, their losses multiples faster than yours because they have many many more sharks to answer to. And sharks likes blood! So...don't fall back to sleep at 3am when you get that shooter that's waiting on the Main Line with all those dogs behind it!   Name: E-mail: Vasilikkerry@gmail.com Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 10-20 years Posted: 17 March 2016 I'm looking for anyone who has had any kind of disciplinary actions due to Dennis Rhodes. Or been targeted by him.   Name: Former LC E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years Posted: 17 March 2016 Imagine if.... What if csx were to cancel participation in Operation Redblock? RR companies are not bound to be a part -- it's not any type of federal or state regulation or other...... ABUSE IT = LOSE IT.   Name: imagine if.... E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 10-20 years Posted: 17 March 2016 Since t&e folks are so expendable....how about we all red block system wide one day.   Name: Chad Wilbourn E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years Posted: 16 March 2016 You guys need to stop the whinning and move the fuck on with something better to do. My Bitch boy Les Sack took care of things for me when he was a moron REF for the SP and sucked his way into retirement with the UP. I taught him how to blow me and the other officers on the Division. We bought your UNIONS guys. SOLD THE FUCK OUT!   Name: Laughing E-mail: Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 20-30 years Posted: 16 March 2016 Do you ever think that Trainmaster David Benson's Daddy has said " if I would have worn a condom, that little dumb prick wouldn't be here" I'm sure he slapped his wife many times over that screw up.   Name: WARNING WILLIAM ROBINSON E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years Posted: 16 March 2016 ATTENTION ALL TEY AND OTHERS IN SAFETY SENSETIVE POSTIONS AT CSX RULE 2.21 IS BEING VIOLATED AND IF YOU HAVE ANY OTHER DEVICES THAT ARE ON WHILE ON DUTY, YOU WILL BE DISPLINED AND DISMISSED. TURN THAT FRIGGIN PRIVATE COMPUTER OFF AT HOME BEFORE YOU LEAVE TO GO TO WORK. IF THAT PINGS WHILE YOU ARE WORKING AND A OFFICER ASSH&^OLE HEARS IT IN YOUR GRIP OR BACKPACK YOU ARE GOING ON INVESTIGATION AND FIRING......FOR WARNED WILLIAM ROBINSON AND OTHERS.... LOOK AFTER EACH OTHER AND NOT AT EACH OTHERS REAR..THIS ISN'T CALIFORNIA   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 16 March 2016 No doubt RR big-shots will do OK. Grateful? Loyal? If they can outsource more jobs/work, they will. If they could move the csx rail lines to another country, they would. It hurts - but what do employees expect when business is way down. Can't keep a company going - by paying people & operating things that the co. deems aren't needed or wanted anymore. Should EVERYONE to be out of a job account a bankruptcy? Hell, everybody wants people working; the co. \ the increased revenue, the federal & state governments for the income taxes, the unions for the dues, retirement systems, etc., etc., etc. Long story short: Same ol', same ol', - all too many are never really concerned - until it affects them directly.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 16 March 2016 Yea CSX cut over 100 jobs there today in the transportation department. According to Melanie Cost CSX is grateful for their service and CSX will support these employees through this difficult time. Well I'm sure that will help these people sleep tonight. I would sure hate for CSX to be be ungrateful for their service..wonder what would happen then?..Oh wait..the same thing would happen. CSX is not grateful for anything it's employees does for the company. Goes to show how loyal these sons of batches are. Fuck them...Keep up the good work Cindy Sanborn..at the pace we are going it will be a miracle if the company survives.   Name: Fed up E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 15 March 2016 Has anyone heard anything about Russell yard closing? Thanks   Name: It's time E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 15 March 2016 To the Robert Pines followers... This site is CSX sucks... Not the Robert pines show. We have yards closing, lost jobs, and your worried about this pines feller. You are a special kind of stupid. Csx is raping you and your co-workers daily and you are up Pines butt. Your mommy and daddy must be proud of you. Help save jobs ...   Name: Les Sack, Former SLO RFE SP/UP E-mail: Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 30+ years Posted: 14 March 2016 You guys at CSX sound like a bunch of whining bitches and sissy's. Understand something, When you all could have done something and not allowed the BLE and the UTU/SMART go to shit because of the carriers way of buying off the power of the unions and allowing these "new" hire pieces of cut throat crap get in a bring that generation of being pieces of "trash" and crap come on and "HELP" the carriers destroy you and other co-workers well being. It must really suck shit working for a Railroad today. I am a retired UP MOP(RFE) and I hate Niggas and wetbacks for that reason. The whiteman used to own and run the railroads. Not any more. So stop the whining and bitching railroad whores and get on your knees. Les Sack Grover Beach, California Retired Mgr of Operating Practices The powerful UPRR   Name: lbt fan E-mail: Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 10-20 years Posted: 14 March 2016 Got to love some LBT.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 14 March 2016 I'm not sure I agree with engineer 20-30 but I'm not sure I can agree with ex instructor either. I mean those of us that do what we are supposed to do are being punished with all of these closings, harassment from managers, unethical practices by the company, and pay issues. So what's the answer ex-instructor? How can the company expect employees not to retaliate when they are aware of these problems and takes no actions to correct them? In fact Jacksonville is the reason for most of it. Where I come from loyalty is a two way thing..so if CSX is not loyal to their employees why should the employees be loyal to them? I think you have been out of the field for a long time or you would understand the field employees perspective.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 14 March 2016 Brandon Wilkens is a drunk, the TM in Garrett who will NEVER get promoted .Rick Reed is a douchebag fuckstick, who loves taking big loads in his mouth from Matt Day. These 3 homos all vacation together and look for young boy prostitutes. I hope all 3 of you cocksuckers get a big karma surprise in your near future!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 13 March 2016 Well think about it like this SP engineer..if your conductor is not qualified to run as an engineer then when nature calls stop the train..tie up the mainline and grade crossings, and I would make sure that nature had to call more often than usual. If CSX adopts a similar policy I can guarantee you it will happen here. We are already fed up with Sanborn and her bullshit.   Name: not fooled E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 12 March 2016 Secretary PLEASE PLEASE don't encourage the little csx mole. The server this little troll uses is out of Alabama. Guessing they didn't like the post exposing the unethical and unprofessional behavior or their chief and crew managers. This isn't the first time either one of these managers seriously crossed the line. Its about time everyone started taping every single conversation they have with these people. When promises are made and ethic charges are filed after you have been told out right lies, you will have proof of the conversation to back it up. NEVER CALL THEM ON A COMPANY PHONE. YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO USE YOUR PHONE TO CONTACT THEM.   Name: secretary E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years Posted: 11 March 2016 trainmaster LBT is under Mr. Wards desk.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 20-30 years Posted: 10 March 2016 But where is LBT?   Name: BLE SCAB? E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 10 March 2016 Remember when the Brotherhood of BIG EGOS said they would never accept the Remote Jobs as part of the BLE pledge? Remember that? Why in the F*&CK do the PHL in Los Angeles Harbor in California have remote jobs and elsewhere going on around the USA under the BLE? Think about that one guys...   Name: Screwed E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years Posted: 10 March 2016 LISTEN UP CSX Next time your supervisor tells me and my other crew member that he knows we are entitled to another time ticket per our union agreement for dragging in another train(the 3rd one) that was 45 miles away and then your payroll department takes it away saying we weren't entitled to it, you better get your shit rolls up hill pants on. During this whole sham of unethical lies and unprofessional behavior your managers and crew callers tried to pull a fast one. When told to put in another ticket for the next train they tried to make the ticket a recrew ticket for the same damn job we were on. HOW STUPID AND IGNORANT DO YOU THINK WE ARE. WE ARE NOT STUPID UNEDUCATED BLUE COLLAR WORKERS . DID THEY ACTUALLY THINK WE WOULDNT CATCH SUCH A DIRTY LOW DOWN STUNT. A CREW CAN NOT RECREW ITSELF. HOW CAN YOU ISSUE ANOTHER TICKET TO A J543 AS A J543R! WE ALL KNOW WHAT THAT STUNT WAS GOING TO ACCOMPLISH. YOUR PEOPLE ARE LYING. YOUR CHIEF AND CREW MANAGERS ARE PULLING DIRTY UNDERHANDED TRICKS JUST TO VIOLATE OUR UNION AGREEMENT. KEEP THIS UP AND IT WILL COME BACK TO HAUNT YOU   Name: Former LC E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years Posted: 09 March 2016 Fed up APE: If you want to blow-off on a website about local union officers, OK, but please walk some car-lengths in those shoes beforehand. Then maybe, the post would have some credibility. Often, the carrier will schedule an investigation or meeting for a Mon. or Tues. morning & the representative has to have time to plan, do research, be prepared, etc. BTW: It's never a surprise when a member's case looks bad after a hearing. That's the csx way. Then, csx loses 75% or more of appealed cases = back pay awarded, full seniority rights restored, etc., etc. It would be interesting to see the real facts & figures csx spends trying to NOT adhere to contract agreements, most of which are what csx wanted. Csx labor relations? Maybe that dept. is near worthless.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years Posted: 09 March 2016 Are you serious? Of course it's their fault. If they were an ethical company the unions would not be involved in all of these grievances. Treat your employees right and you don't have to have all of these grievances and issues. CSX is the most unethical out of all the railroads. I'm not a fan of the unions but look at how CSX treats us with unions so I couldn't imagine how things would be without the unions. CSX ignores the agreements which is highly unethical and that's where most of the problems are. The only time CSX goes by the agreements is when it benefits them, the company. So everytime I get screwed I return the favor.   Name: E-mail: 1940zadok@gmail.com Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 09 March 2016 From my experiences working for various railroads, including former Western Pacific, Southern Pacific, Santa Fe, U.S. Department of Transportation and Union Pacific Railroads; as well as having 'run' on the BNSF, Milwauke Pacific and Northern Pacific, ( Great Northern?) as well as the Spokane Saint Paul and Pacific, the best was the BLF&E. That is untill our General Chairman 'sold' us out. Thanks for asking. All you have left is the UTU and the 'scab' BLE. When it comes to making there is not much that Corporations won't do. (In conjunction with government and media whores and hacks. Sorry, thats just the way things are, and probably allways will be untill the Lords return, however. Praise God. He is coming back, soon. It is my sincere hope that no one is left behind and that all 'sinners', including myself, be saved, born again and be filled with the love of the Lord Jesus Christ.   Name: Fed up E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 08 March 2016 It's not CSX's fault. Their going to rape you as long as the union allows it. It's time that you punks put on your big pants and catch the union officials out and kick the hell out of them. Your paying your hard earn money for protection and you get crap. They lay off weekends and holidays and say that it's for you. Lol   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years Posted: 07 March 2016 Cycle of corruption from the feds, corporate and the union bosses must be solved only when Hillary Clinton is elected President! And when Ms. Clinton is elected, there will be a lot of unemployed lobbyist working at your away from home terminals Subways!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 07 March 2016 The very previous post = an asinine, plain dumb, stupid statement. Just WTH can or could trump possibly accomplish even if elected? Where do you meathead, dead from the neck up people come from? Jesus!   Name: Anonymous E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 06 March 2016 Cycle of corruption from the feds, corporate and the union bosses must be solved only when Donald Trump is elected President! And when Mr. Trump is elected, there will be a lot of unemployed lobbyist working at your away from home terminals Subways!   Name: Retired Now E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 04 March 2016 The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) is a part of the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT), a federal government agency that was not even around before 1966. Before, RRs were regulated by the old Interstate Commerce Commission, & federal, state statutes. The FRA was & still is, supposed to be in place - to regulate RR safety......   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years Posted: 04 March 2016 I was never in favor of a merger with CP when it was brought up last year but now I say bring it on. CSX has went to HELL in recent months. It was on its way to hell before but we are there now..we took my fast track...we can't move freight fast but we sure can fuck everything fast. As long as Sanborn is running the show we will never see things improve..she has destroyed this place..keep up the good work investors and keep her in power..she will get you great results (sarcasm of course)..I had to tell the investors that because apparently they are not the brightest people in the world or their head is buried in the sand..not sure which scenario applies   Name: ex vlc E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years Posted: 04 March 2016 AVON ENGINEERS!!! TIME TO WAKE THE HELL UP! TIME TO START MAKING THE UNION PUT YOUR MONEY WHERE THEIR MOUTHS ARE. WE JUST HEARD THAT A CHIEF HAS STARTED A RUMOR THAT SINCE JACKSONVILLE HAS ALLOWED AVON TERMINAL TO EXTEND ITS SO CALLED TERMINAL LIMITS OUT TO A RIDICULOUS DISTANCE, THEY WILL NO LONGER HONOR THE SHORT TURN AROUND SERVICE AGREEMENT UNLESS YOU TRAVEL 35 MILES PAST THE NEW LIMITS! THE END OF YARD SWITCHING LIMITS IS WHERE THE MILES TO TRAVEL ARE TO BEGIN. NOT TERMINAL LIMITS. THERE IS A BIG DIFFERENCE IN TERMINAL LIMITS AND YARD SWITCHING LIMITS. THE UNION KNOWS WHERE YARD WORK IS BEING DONE AND HOW FAR OUT THE SWITCHING LIMITS OF THE YARD IS. THE FRA IS WELL AWARE OF WHERE THE YARD SWITCHING LIMITS ARE. CALL THE FRA. ASK THEM HOW FAR THE YARD CREWS ARE ALLOWED TO TAKE DANGEROUS HAZMATS CARS OUT OF THE YARD TO SWING THEM. THERE IS A DESIGNATED LIMIT THEY CAN TRAVEL WITHOUT CT168 PAPERWORK GIVEN TO THE CREW AND CARRIED ON THE TRAIN. THE POWERS TO BE IN AVON AND JACKSONVILLE KNOW EXACTLY WHERE THEIR LIMITS ARE. NOW IF THE CHIEF AND THE TMS AT INDY WANT TO PLAY WORD GAMES AND TRY TO SAY THE SSA AGREEMENTS ARE WRITTEN WITH THE WORDS "TERMINAL LIMITS" BECAUSE AVON DOESNT HAVE YARD SWITCHING LIMITS AND THE CREWS HAVE TO HONOR THE ACTUAL LIMITS WHICH THEY EXTENDED A RIDICULOUS DISTANCE THEN IT SHOULD BE FAIR TO SAY THAT EVERY SINGLE TRAIN THAT LEAVES AVON YARD CAN NO LONGER BE CONSIDERED DEPARTED UNTIL THE TRAIN REACHES THE END OF THE SO CALLED TERMINAL LIMITS. HOW MANY TIME HAVE YOU HEARD THE TMS AND RF'S TELL THE CREWS THAT JACKSONVILLE WANTS THE TRAINS OUT OF THE YARD AND DEPARTED WITHIN 90 MINUTES? HOW MANY TIMES HAVE YOU HEARD THEM SAY THEY NEED YOU TO GET CPAN OR CPMY SIGNALS KNOCKED DOWN WITHIN THOSE 90 MINUTES? CPAN AND CPMY ARE NOT THE END OF TERMINAL LIMITS. IF THEY WANT TO PLAY THE STUPID GAMES THEN THEY SHOULD NOT BE ABLE TO SHOW ANY TRAINS DEPARTED UNTIL THEY REACH THE END OF TERMINAL LIMITS. WHATS FAIR FOR THE GOOSE IS FAIR FOR THE GANDER. ITS ALSO BEING SAID THAT THEY ARE NOW REFUSING TO ALLOW EXTRA BOARD ENGINEERS TO EXERCISE THEIR RIGHT TO USE THE NEW AMMENDMENT THAT ALLOWS AN ENGINEER WHO ARRIVES AT THE HOTEL ON HIS OFF DAY TO BE DEADHEADED BACK HOME. THEIR REASONING IS THAT THE "WORDING" SAYS UNASSIGNED FREIGHT POOL ENGINEERS HAVE THIS RIGHT, NOT EXTRA BOARD ENGINEERS. WHAT THE MORONS FAIL TO UNDERSTAND IS THAT THE ENGINEER WHO IS CALLED OFF THE EXTRABOARD TO DO THE POOL ENGINEERS WORK IS NOW REPRESENTING THAT POOL ENGINEERS POSITION/TURN. EXTRA BOARD ENGINEERS ARE ENTITLED TO SHORT TURN AROUND RIGHTS BUT THE CHIEF'S ARE SAYING THEY ARE NOT. AGAIN, THE SO CALLED WORDING TAHT SAYS UNASSIGNED FREIGHT POOL ENGINEERS IS BEING USED AGAINST EXTRA BOARD ENGINEERS AS A WEAPON TO SCREW THEM OUT OF THE 130 MININUM MILES THEY ARE TO BE PAID AND ANY EXTRA TICKETS THAT THEY ARE ENTITLED TOO. THE EXTRA BOARD ENGINEERS ARE BEING DISCRIMINATED AGAINST! THE UNION IS NOT SHOWING ANY ATTEMPT AT THIS MOMENT TO PUT A STOP TO THE OBVIOUS RAPE OF EXTRA BOARD ENGINEERS. ALL EXTRA BOARD ENGINEERS NEED TO START A PETITION AND FILE ETHICS CHARGED FOR BEING SINGLED OUT. ITS ONLY GOING TO GET WORSE IF YOU DONT GET OFF YOUR BUTTS AND DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT NOW. BOMBARD THE GENERAL CHAIRMANS OFFICES WITH CALLS. SEND EMAILS, FAX OR WHATEVER IT TAKES TO GET THEIR ATTENTION. WHAT EVER YOU DO YOU BETTER START DOING IT NOW.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 03 March 2016 Wednesday's Wall Street Journal (2nd section RH?) said CP was again in talks with CSX this last January with no good results. Presumably they will push harder if the CP/NS deal fails.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years Posted: 03 March 2016 There's a rumor going around that since CSX is threatening cutting jobs across the network that there is now an increased number of employees whistle blowing now. I was told by an official that he expects a higher number of FRA inspections and a more frequent presence in terminals. I know the FRA has been in my terminal 3 times in the past month. That seems to fall in line with what he said.   Name: long duck dong E-mail: Employed as: Brakeman, for 10-20 years Posted: 03 March 2016 I heard thru the rumor mill that CSX Rocky Mount transportation was just fined 92,000 by the FRA. Does anyone have anymore info?   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 02 March 2016 "The Railroads are going to do whatever they can get away with....." Always has been & probably always will be that way. Don't care to imagine how much worse it'd be without unions & government regulations. If RRS can outsource more jobs, work - they will. If US RRs could be moved to China, Mexico, etc. - they'd do it.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years Posted: 02 March 2016 You people here...your biggest problem is your unions. You’re stuck with the general chairmans, but stop voting in your local chairman. From what I can tell, BLE and UTU are both wothless on Eastern Lines Railroads, CSX being the worst. The railroads are going to do what ever they can get away with.....just like your kids.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 02 March 2016 Unbelievable. I know harrasment is the norm here at CSX, I know intimidation is a prerequisite for management and clearly the company knows this is happening, so where is the line drawn? I was getting ready to head out on a local job the other day at the fine Radnor yard in Nashville and was talking to a car man about their jobs being abolished and the cuts others have suffered over the past months. This man told me their boss told them not to shop an excessive amount of cars, that they shouldn't become a "speed bump" in the line of expediting freight. So is this what we have to look forward to? A decrease in quality and safety for the expediature movement of freight? He said their senior general said he'd "furlough" a guy for bad ordering cars! I thought we had it bad! These guys are pinned against a wall! But what more can you expect from this wonderful management style the fabulous CSX promotes!!!! I never get to talk to the car side much and was shocked, I thought they had it a lot better.   Name: nomoreJjob E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 02 March 2016 If you are called as a J job such as J452 to recrew trains or asked to do extra work that helps the company for a J ticket. TURN THEM DOWN!! You will not get paid for them!!! I had 3 J tickets not paid by payroll this past half. Now obviously if you are called as a J452 to recrew trains, you have to take it. But know they think they can do whatever they want with you for 12 hours and you will only get overtime after 8 hours. This means recrew as many trains, hostile power, kick out bad orders, go as many miles as needed all under 1 ticket. No 2nd ticket after 8 hours after doing all this either, just overtime after 8 hours. This was all explained by DTO Adam Hawkins and Superintendent Kenny Hall. THIS IS A BLATANT AND DIRECT VIOLATION OF B&O RULE 54. If you think you are exempt because you work a pool job and they have to pay extra tickets, then you are mistaken. One of my J tickets that was denied was after I brought a train to my home terminal on a pool job. They asked us to do them a favor for a J ticket and go to the house and grab power and bring it 10 miles outside the yard to tie onto cars on a siding. So we basically helped them out and wasted 2.5 hours of our time for free. I know I'm not the only one getting screwed on these J tickets. DO NOT ACCEPT THEM UNTIL THEY START PAYING THEM AND ACCEPTING THE AGREEMENT THEY SIGNED.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year Posted: 01 March 2016 So what if it was 4 years ago?..I was getting fucked by Ward then also..lol .   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 27 February 2016 Friend or family of employee: That's all probably true but still that's cost-cutting, saving, -- not generating any new revenue.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 27 February 2016 Yea I think someone is high on something. Do you think that CSX and it's employees are one big happy family? You obviously don't work for CSX. If that was true daddy Ward and Mommy Sanborn are fucking my brains out..so I want out of that family. Daddy and Mommy treat the blue collar workers of CSX like shit..we must be their orphan children..the slaves..Secone class citizens..you name it...like someone said previously the company boasted about their profits last year..then fuck numerous blue collar workers and pay out big bonuses to the white collar employees. When CSX does well they fuck us, when they do poorly they fuck us, so what I say is Fuck CSX and daddy Ward and Mommy Sanborn. Now does that sound like the team spirit? Well that's how it is out here. Welcome to reality   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years Posted: 27 February 2016 “We have to give the company ideas to generate revenue.” ......................................... Well! CSX can start by not re-crewing so many trains. Road crews have no business building their own train, air testing, throwing out Bad Orders. You can’t do that much work, then make it over the road, especially 200 pluls mile pool runs. UPRR-BNSF have figured that out a long time ago. Put an extra yard job on. What’s the difference, patch a train or an extra yard job? Do the math Jacksonville. I know, the yard job comes out of the terminal manager’s budget, the re-crew comes out of the division manager’s budget. But, in the long run, it’s all CSX money. Where am I going wrong here? Re-crews are one of the biggest costs.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 1-10 years Posted: 26 February 2016 Team we need to come together. Coal is gone and isn't coming back. We have to give the company ideas to generate revenue. So what these morons we have to a make money so we can get paid and support our families. Give them ideas to save or Make money. This is a business and. It is not a charity for railroad formers. Let's get our pride back and show everyone that a railroader is a tough son of a bittch that contributes to the United States economy,   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 25 February 2016 I heard today CSX is closing the CC, KD, CV, and EK subdivisions. Way to go Cindy and Mikey..keep up the good work..keep disrupting the lives of your employees..you bastards will rot..   Name: Ira Nutlicker E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 24 February 2016 Gary Best gives good head and licks my nuts too! Most of the UTU chairmen are like that these days. Sincerely, Ira Nutlicker   Name: BLET Member E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years Posted: 24 February 2016 Today the BLET International announced their movement plans to the new headquarters. I HOPE THEY LEAVE ALL THE CORRUPTION BEHIND AND START A NEW CHAPTER IN CLEANING "UP" THE UNION COMMITTEES ON ALL LEVELS!   Name: update E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 23 February 2016 NEWS FLASH! Rumor has it(rumor) that the FRA showed up at Big four yard in Indy and shopped a massive amount of cars. Now, we are guessing the post on here that upset the powers to be and brought their little distracting mole out from under his rock also put the FRA in the spot light. These cars were shopped for 3 possible reasons. Your post caught the attention of the FRA and they had to save face for the posters suggesting they allow bad orders to run through, the car men who were let go blew the whistle or the unions have come up with more money than the carrier and are stuffing the FRA departments pockets with more than they can take to the bank. Anyway it goes, what should have always been done is now being done! Keep up the good work posters and remember....YOUR SAFETY AND THE PUBLICS SAFETY ALWAYS COMES FIRST!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 22 February 2016 Is this Gary Best a BLE or UTU chairperson? Get that right at least. Yes, it matters. How creditable can complaints possibly be when they may be directed to the wrong place?   Name: Mikey Ward E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year Posted: 22 February 2016 I thought Gary Best was ble chairman, either way I like how he polishes my knob! :)   Name: Evansville E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 22 February 2016 BigCountry. A Trainmaster at a nearby Terminal told me.   Name: BigCountry E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 22 February 2016 Evansville? What do you know about Howell Yard closing?   Name: Yep, He's a suck E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 21 February 2016 Best Nut Licker, Bet this UTU guy does'nt polish more company pole than the BLE Local Chairman at my terminal. When a CSX Manager walks in the office, you would think Jesus himself had walked thru the door. And the phone calls and text to the T.M. and R.F.E. eveeryday. Were watching little fella.   Name: Best Nut Licker E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 21 February 2016 The general chairman of the utu known as Gary Best is a corporate nut licker and needs to be removed from his position.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 20 February 2016 Why do we pick on Cindy Sanborn? Seriously you have to ask that question? Until her reign when were there massive layoffs and numerous Yard and Shop closures? If they are so concerned about the future of this company why not take a reduction in salary and bonuses. This applies to Ward and Sanborn. They are only concerned about their own pockets. This is why investors should show them the door.   Name: not fooled E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years Posted: 20 February 2016 Trainmaster/MOLE Didn't like the last few post did you? Maybe exposing the future liabilities made you a little nervous down there in Alabama or Jacksonville. You came out from under your rock for some reason.... Maybe it was the derailment that was on the news in the Indy area. The one where the switches worked incorrectly and put a car on its side yesterday. Maybe cutting back on inspectors had something to do with it. Maybe it wasn't really a switch problem. Go back under your rock and play with your imaginary LBT!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 10-20 years Posted: 20 February 2016 LBT has been quiet.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 19 February 2016 Insp covered it pretty well. If/when trainmen have to & try to do proper inspections; adhering\following the regulations & rules, they'll probably get accused of screwing around. Be bullied, intimidated, harassed & threatened. CSX SUCKS.   Name: Evansville E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 19 February 2016 Well it's official, CSX is closing Evansville Yard. Shhh, don't say anything it's suppose to be quiet for now.   Name: insp E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 19 February 2016 APE Less car inspectors means more bad order cars getting out of the yard. If the crews have to start inspecting the cars they should follow all the guidelines set forth by the FRA as well as the rules set down by CSX. It takes at least 5-10 minute per car to do a complete inspection. It also requires more training than the every day conductor is schooled on. Conductors are not nor will they ever be trained on the complete mechanical workings of any car. It is well known that the fra allows a percentage of cars to roll out with defects if they are considered minor. Rushing trains out of the originating terminal is more important than making sure all cars are completely safe and in 100% working condition. If the crews have to do inspections of their own trains they will be held accountable to a different standard than the car department. Tm's and RF's are not privy to the mutual understandings that are agreed upon in that department. If the crew misses a major defect that only the trained eye of a car inspector would see and that defect causes a derailment there should be a full blown investigation done by the Unions. Crews should be give the same considerations for turning a blind eye as the car department.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 18 February 2016 I understand that there is a big cutback in car inspector positions through the system, starting last week. Question is: will this cause big delays in train departures, esp. from small yards where T+E will have to ready large trains by themselves, and no clerks will assist in driving the conductor around. Wonder how this works on other RR? Remember, this program is NOT to insure the survival of the RR, but to keep them at a high level of profitability in a time of low profits and poor economy. Jobs eliminated rarely come back, and newer employees don't remember any other way to do it, Comments?   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 18 February 2016 Why are we always picking on Cindy Sandborn? She has a medium grade education and has spent her life on many RR jobs. She comes from a long RR family. Eliason, Oscar, Lisa Mancini, many others are above her, and with NO RR background. Mancini's RR background is from personnel in mass transit, as example.Oscar sold potato chips.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years Posted: 17 February 2016 What if that engineer gets hurt throwing a switch? I’m sure CSX will have no problem with paying him for his back injury. AND, they will understand, he was just helping out.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 17 February 2016 As long as everything is tied down, secured, --- Q.: Why can't an engineer get off his dead ass & go line a switch? A: Most probably can't do that properly & even if they could it'd be too much physical work.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: CSX Customer, for N/A Posted: 17 February 2016 If you CSX people are working with one man locals (one man on the ground). You should NEVER get in a rush.If you must walk back half a mile to line back and Main Line Switch, then do it. The engineer has no business getting off his locomotive and lining the switch. How many rules has he just broke? You don’t need to drag your feet! You have a rule book and the CSX wants it used 100%.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 17 February 2016 I don't think it's so much about the money it's more about the principle. I'm sad to say I don't care if the company succeeds or fails. When the company is doing well they screw us, when the company is doing poorly, they screw us..so who cares anymore. So why not dog their trains?..why go out here and bust my ass to get their train from point A to point B in less than 12 hours? Especially when the assignments could use a brakeman but they are to cheap to pay another man..so I will make them pay for 2 additional men instead of just the 1. The company in no way is attempting to help its employees so why help them? As long as Sanborn is here that's the way it will be. Get us a real railroader and things will change for the better.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 11 February 2016 Hahahahahahaaaaaaa! My terminal like all terminals have cut jobs to the bone to save money. Now they are calling out extra jobs from the extra boards to switch cars because they can't keep up. Good plan huh? Why don't they just admit defeat? The stock price isn't going to rise no matter what they cut! Nobody is shipping, all commodities are flat. I say it again, when are they gonna cut the trainmasters? THE DEAD WEIGHT? CSX SUCKS!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 09 February 2016 Even if they were some how relieved of there duties, they would be given a golden parachute and rewarded for failure. Its the new American way.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 08 February 2016 I'm hearing Ward and Sanborn are fighting for their jobs right now. If the investors want to see good to average results better show these two the door. Employee morale is at an all time low so when this happens it effects everything from results, efficiency, safety, and ethics. When an employee is concerned about their job everyday where do you think their mind is at? I expect an higher injury rate and more accidents to occur in this climate. So go ahead and keep these two clown in, go ahead and cut more jobs and close more terminals, service less customers because of lack of manpower. If the investors keep these people in they deserve the poor results they will get   Name: Cond E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 07 February 2016 Cond 1-10 Your being told total bullshit. If you have been forced off your road position and all you can hold is a job in your yard or anywhere in your terminal for that matter they have to train/qualify you with pay. They are just trying to cut a fat hog. They don't want to fork out more money to train people twice. This is not your fault and they don't have the right to restrict your seniority just because they THINK someone more senior might be coming in town. Your local chairman should know this and if he doesn't then he needs to step down and give his seat to someone who knows the agreement. Don't take this shit. If you are sitting around not working because you cant hold any road jobs and they are not putting you to work in your yard you put in a penalty claim for everyday you are forced to sit and not earn a living. Your LC should know the claim for this. If there is anyone junior to you that is working you should be able to bump his position and train on his job. Document every day he works and claim his wages. If it were me I would claim lost wages for every guy working in your terminal that's junior to you. They got this problem at avon yard with their remote jobs. Got tons of junior guys working remotes that unqualified road conductors can bump and demand training. DONT TAKE THIS SHIT FROM THE COMPANY. They did this to a bunch of us when we were hired and they started cutting us off. Yes, I had good LC and got most of my claim paid. Kept calling junior men into work and skipping me. Never called me. Were playing favorites games as usual. I would give the article number to file under for them restricting your seniority but its been years since I've even looked at my old conductors agreement... Also, it an ethics violation for them to discriminate against you. That exactly what it is! You have every right to make a living and be trained on a job to protect your right to work in your terminal. They need to explain why they are allowing any man with less seniority to work and refuse to train you for the position and allow you to earn an income on the job.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 05 February 2016 Does anyone know the contract article that states the company has to qualify you in your home terminal once forced off the road into the yard? I was recently forced off the road, and I can hold A few spots in the yard. The crew management keeps telling me that all these other conductors are coming from different terminal to the furlough. So they won't qualify me because they say I won't be able to hold once these conductor show up. But in the last month supposedly 10 were coming, and only one has shown up. Apparently crew management has a new policy where they start a spreadsheet with everyone's seniority on it, and they only pay the people to qualify that can hold once it is all sorted out. But I'm in my home terminal in him being denied qualification. Any advice or help would be greatly appreciated.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 05 February 2016 Either way he is correct. There really are too many side letters that work against the actual agreements.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 04 February 2016 Pretty sure: - Local Chairperson cannot make property\local agreement(s) changes, etc., unless there is backing/support of a Gen. Chairperson / Committee, who'd have the say-so.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years Posted: 04 February 2016 I ONCE SAW AN ARTICLE A FEW YEARS BACK FROM THE UNION STATING HOW WE HAVE TO PRESERVE THE AGREEMENTS THAT WE HAVE. SINCE THEN AGREEMENTS HAVE CONTINUED TO BE GIVEN AWAY FOR NO REASON. THEY SELLOUT THE AGREEMENTS DURING CONTRACT TALKS TO KEEP THOSE BIG PAYING UNION JOBS. IN OTHER WORDS, SCREW THE MEMBERSHIP, ITS ALL ABOUT ME ME ME. ........................................................................................................................................................ One of the biggest problems; many local chairman make too many “Side Letter of Agreements” with the carriers. I understand now, some CSX divisions are paying only actual time on Dead Heads. That’s not the national contract since 2004. Again, special agreements are made...why?   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 04 February 2016 I MYSELF HAVE WATCHED OUR UNION LEADERS CONTINUE TO TURN A BLIND EYE TO ALL THE PROBLEMS WE SEE TODAY. YEARS AGO IF A COMPANY OFFICIAL GAVE ME A HARD TIME, I WENT TO THE UNION AND REPORTED THE GUY, IT STOPPED REAL FAST. TODAY WHEN A COMPANY OFFICIAL GIVES ME A HARD TIME, I REPORT HIM TO THE UNION AND THE REPLY I GET IS....."THEY CAN DO THAT." "DO WHAT THE COMPANY WANTS." THE UNION DOESN'T REPRESENT AND FIGHT FOR YOU ANYMORE. THEY ARE TOO BUSY SPENDING YOUR MONEY AT CONVENTIONS GETTING DRUNK! I ONCE SAW AN ARTICLE A FEW YEARS BACK FROM THE UNION STATING HOW WE HAVE TO PRESERVE THE AGREEMENTS THAT WE HAVE. SINCE THEN AGREEMENTS HAVE CONTINUED TO BE GIVEN AWAY FOR NO REASON. THEY SELLOUT THE AGREEMENTS DURING CONTRACT TALKS TO KEEP THOSE BIG PAYING UNION JOBS. IN OTHER WORDS, SCREW THE MEMBERSHIP, ITS ALL ABOUT ME ME ME. WE ALSO DON'T NEED TWO UNIONS! WE NEED ONE UNION THAT ISN'T SO TOP HEAVY.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years Posted: 03 February 2016 Until now, never thought I would write to a forum like this. A friend told me about it. All is interesting. Got over 8 yrs. in on the RR now after losing decent prior jobs account different reasons I had no control of. Was happy to get my 1st union job. My Dad said a union is only as strong as it's membership. Lots of constant complaining about the RR & the union. Nothing ever seems to be appreciated. Been around long enough to hear and see that a lot of workers are big loudmouths -- talk the talk but don't walk the walk. Is the same with the RR. Old heads with lots of time have told me that's the way its always been. Not a wonderful world by any means but at least I have a job, vacation, plds, insurance, a retirement plan. I have to keep at it. Csx does suck. Many things could be and should be better.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 03 February 2016 Union, friend / family, for yrs., RLA: Long, drawn out National Contract Negotiations, Section 6 Notices (wish lists), penalty time claims, Arbitration, Mediation, etc. LMRDA: UTU's Constitution contains instructions: - Charges & Trials of Officers. Should a member choose, he/she could hire a Labor Attorney and/or deal with the US DOL if they feel they've been misrepresented. Elect to become a dues objector. Good luck with all/any of that. 90% of the time it's the RR I get upset with. No doubt, it'd be a real nightmare working for a non-union csx. Back to csx sucks.   Name: BuckWild E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 03 February 2016 Below poster who claimed that "Union Officials can be voted out"- well why haven't they been voted out yet? More tough talk but nobody does anything. I want to see some action not just the usual defense of the Unions status quo. Taking reduced dues to hurt the Unions pocket books and make them wake up doesn't seem a horrible idea don't see how it will affect their already crappy handling of the companies. Nobody is suggesting getting rid of the Unions but getting them back in shape. And blindly supporting them 100% and making claims that somehow the system will right itself with no action by the membership is hogwash.   Name: SP Engineer E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 02 February 2016 Speaking of union officers: There cannot be a worse group than on the UP side in Colton, CA. The General Chairman and his Local officer are the highest paid within the entire union. The GC makes more that the International President and at least 100,000.00 more than next highest paid GC with comparable membership. Here's the kicker; the GC was also collecting reserve board pay inspite of the bylaws restrictions for full-time General Committee officers. The west coast terminal is a proving ground for the rail carrier's agenda for undermining agreements...because the trail of payouts are endless!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 02 February 2016 The UnionsShouldWorkForYou & union democracy posters only got it half-assed. = = Must be co. moles/trolls or want-to-be. Railroaders: References to the LMRDA should also include references to the RLA, which was enacted long prior. Unions perfect? Heck no. Full time big-shots do just fine income & benefit wise. But they can be replaced, voted out. RR companies are not employee friendly. Are any companies really very caring\friendly to workers? Any member who rags on their union organization ought to do a term or two as a local rep. - - that alone is a real ear & eye opening education. RRs would like nothing better than to have even weaker unions - so everyone, please think hard & long about trying to become dues objectors.   Name: UnionsShouldWorkForYou E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years Posted: 01 February 2016 Have the UTU/BLE Disappointed you AGAIN? Do you think they should be fighting for your benefits/rights as an employee, not giving away everything at each contract? Do you feel that even if we cant "get something better" at each contract then the Unions should just maintain what we have instead of trading it away for small, taxable "bonuses"? Do you think the Union Leadership is working for THEIR best interests, not yours (which is why the BLE/UTU merger never happened!)? Do you feel YOU have NO POWER against this??!! NO, NO, NO!! YOU HAVE POWER!!! You might ask, "well I am forced to be in the Union even if I don't want to be and/or they aren't a strong- member focused Union anymore".......it is true, the Rail Labor Act keeps railroaders in Unions and you have no choice about joining- HOWEVER YOU have the RIGHT to REFUSE to pay all of your hard earned paycheck to these increasingly corrupt rail Unions and their backroom deals and disrespect of their membership. That's right, you can become what's called a "non-consenting member". This means you refuse to participate in the Union(s) as a full dues paying member, instead you are put on their books as being in the Union but only pay a small portion of dues that are related to the collective bargaining agreement. All of the MAJORITY of the dues which go to lobbying, political functions, paying leadership etc.- will not be charged to you. Actually dues drop to the range of 12-25/mo. Now you cant vote on the contracts, cant go to meetings, cant use any "benefits" and cant do pretty much anything with the Union. By LAW they are still to defend you if you get in trouble/discipline. Why am I telling you all of this? Not to destroy Unions or tell you not to want to be in one, but to PROTEST the Unions behavior and effect a change in them. Money is the only thing that gets people like these to respond to our demands and cutting off their flow will wake them up. If entire locations/workplaces all did this at the same time it would send a message surely. This is almost like striking on the Union itself, only with its money (dues). Will this type of action be harsh? Absolutely. Will some people call participators "traitors" and "Union haters"? 100% likely! But when people stand around and do nothing to defend themselves, they will be stripped of their lives and liberty surely. Please consider protesting the Unions anti-membership behaviors and become "Non-consenting Members" to make them realize OUR voice the MEMBERS are who they answer to! The Unions are required to post your right to do this action, they usually put it in a small blurb once a year in their newsletters/magazines. They claim you can only put an application in once a year to do this but you have the right to do it anytime you like, there has been upheld legal precedents for it   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 29 January 2016 Just trying to keep pace with nitwit idiot engineer posts.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 29 January 2016 Why do you idiots keep posting the same blog in every section?   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 29 January 2016 Conductor, 1-10 yrs.: Dissatisfied with the UTU as a member? Switch, join the ble-little T. That outfit can handle\solve all your present & future issues and problems. NOT! ---------------------------------------------------------------- APE: Unions exist because politicians still allow them. Consider what it'd be like with a totally conservative republican government, no union representation at all. Everyone is entitled to their opinion(s) but try to think more open mindedly & not post what very many believe are totally ignorant foolish words.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 28 January 2016 UTU has no backbone!!! And CSX employees are forced to pay them for nothing. All they have done is loose jobs, loose bonuses, loose demand days, and loose stock shares for there employees. Keep up the terrible job UTU. UTU will probably have robots running trains by the end of the year.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 30+ years Posted: 28 January 2016 If any railroader votes for a Democrat you deserve what you get..Fuck the UTU and the Democrats..especially the one in DC.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for N/A Posted: 27 January 2016 Union Pacific Board of Directors will hold an emergency meeting in order to lure Canadian National's CEO (Claude Mongeau) into running the Union Pacific after a possible merger. Canadian National is the only railroad that had sustained profits in spite of the difficult head winds!   Name: Dave Carson E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years Posted: 25 January 2016 Hey Guys; Just got word the CSX PD is doing extensive background checks on Employees to "Weed" out and get rid of any DUI, Ex-felon, or any TEY employees that have pending charges in court for any criminal complaints and using it in their advantages to "Fire" and lay off more employees. The LC needs to know your potential convictions and what time you may need to GO on the Jail Card to bubba Ville to take care of the situation. Like me....Handle with loving care. Hugs and kisses to you all sexy, good looking Conductor Dave Carson alias Dale DeBone of Railroading...   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 24 January 2016 I say it again, where are they becoming top heavy? TRAIN MASTERS! There is no reason to have so many at one location.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 24 January 2016 well Avon is supposed to be the cheapest yard on CSX, and before that the cheapest on Con Rail. Problem is: if you are already the most economical yard, what do you cut NOW to show you are still reducing even more, to keep up with 'the plan'. Traditionally the RR kept a few jobs 'in the pocket' to run until you have to cut. That way you cut a little fat, and save the bone. What do they have to cut at Avon? I have heard they might try to go to 1 yardmaster per shift. Since they can't retain yardmasters anyway this might help. (Isn't that a red flag for poor management if you can't retain your employees?). Are they still planning the remote control GPS Kubota at the hump to 'drive" crews around. Lockeed-Martin (builder of the ultra expensive and failure prone F-35) are the designers of this super costly and complex system imposed on a circa 1900 company.   Name: Virlon E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 21 January 2016 If you have less than a year with this company and you are being cut off, too fucking bad! Go get another job! I have been cut off, 6 fucking times and had to come back and live on bread and butter sandwhiches for "beans". I had to blow the Trainmasters at my yard locations and other Terminals to keep from either getting "fired" or "cut-off". That's why at 70 years old I have dentures and I LOVE other railroad guys as my boyfriends. The New Alternative Railroad life style or the gay and happy!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 21 January 2016 Shouldn't be a shock or surprise to anyone considering things..... Wonder when & IF they'll ever cut\reduce the size of the board of directors & other "big shot" positions?   Name: LC E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years Posted: 21 January 2016 Great Lakes Hold on to your money guys. Management members just had a big meeting and word is the entire meeting consisted of nothing other than discussions on how to cut more jobs. Avon yard was the biggest topic. So don't be stupid and blow your money on anything expensive. The company is putting motors into storage as we speak.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 20 January 2016 The problem with the CAPS system is that it never resets itself..the only way you get get points reduced is if you don't mark off..also a major problem is you are deducted points even with a valid medical issue..if I go to the doctor I'm still deducted points..that's a joke..Also you can't compare T/E jobs to other careers..who else is on call 24/7..also it's crazy to have one attendance policy for everyone..not all freight pools have assigned off days and you have to depend on getting 6 starts to get any time off..then the company will purposely reset you to ensure you don't get 6 starts   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years Posted: 19 January 2016 if your employed at csx for less then a year, shut the fuck up. that's my opinion .you haven't been here long enough to cry and pout about anything. you haven't been shit on or fucked with long enough to post anything on here. you don't like it quit, go work somewhere else .I wish I could quit.I be gone tomorrow , but have to much to lose to start over at a new job at my age. I know people that worked for conrail in the early 80's that had 13 years seniority and had to pack up and move to a new terminal 300 miles away to work. railroads are up and down business. jobs have always been cut, furloughs during slow times, yards closings isn't new and there use to be 5 man crews on road trains reduced to 2.and I'm sure more bad news is coming.   Name: bridge E-mail: Employed as: M of W, for 30+ years Posted: 19 January 2016 was off due to csx medical dept. approximately 3 months, RRB medical forms were filled out by csx physical therapist, in turn the RRB sent me a nasty letter that my sickness claims were denied cause they were not filled out by a medical professional. i contacted JIM EBERT and was assured, after i faxed paper work, that he would help me get my medical leave benefits that i was entitled to. Since faxing paperwork to EBERT, he will nin answer or return a call. He ,EBERT is in place for the company, not the employee, and the bmwe is of little help. JIM EBERT is a fraud as a representative to the working class, so beware of EBERT on any legal issues, he is not able to tell you the truth cause he is in the pocket of C.S.X.   Name: Lester E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 19 January 2016 BLE= Brotherhood of Large Egos Ain't worth the shit they talk...   Name: Dave Carson E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years Posted: 19 January 2016 Virlon Smoot is a old piece of railbuff , snitch rat! Sold too many trainmen off to the officers and PLB can't even get them back to work! F YOU Virlon ! Go suck on some choo- choo trains!   Name: todd Novac E-mail: todd novac .com Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 19 January 2016 todd novac is a company snitch with Joe ill blow you kazy novac snitch his way back to get his job back when convicted o stealing money from his union . watch him boys   Name: legal E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years Posted: 18 January 2016 Crews The last post hit the nail right on the head. DO NOT start turning on each other. Now is the time to stick together. The company is slowly being torn down and jobs are being downsized at an alarming rate. With merger rumors and competitive scare tactics in place anything could happen at the drop of a hat. You are workers in the trench. No more value than the lab rats used to test poison. The stockholders and investors pockets are more important than you. You are a number easily replaced. Your unions have shown they have little power if any at protecting your jobs. Anyone who has spent any time reading this site or posting on it knows that any time a touchy subject is brought up for discussion or comments that may cause embarrassment to the company are posted, the company mole pops up and post comments that are distracting and usually geared to offend someone to deliberately start an argument. PLEASE DO NOT FALL FOR IT! These moles are paid by the csx legal department and csx public safety affairs department. Do not allow yourself to be drawn into their web. If they are posting on here, you have obviously hit a nerve.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for Less than 1 year Posted: 18 January 2016 Guys let's keep the focus on where it needs to be and not on each other. The morale is the lowest I've seen on CSX and that's saying something. Jacksonville is the problem, not the guy sitting to the left or right of you. Look at what Sanborn has done.implemented this horrible CAPS system, the new discipline system, and closing down terminals..which I just heard she is shutting down Montgomery yard and abandoning track in Florida and Mississippi..which will lead to more terminals closing..This woman is the problem..keep things in perspective.."THE BITCH" is killing us..at this rate nobody will have a job   Name: WOW! E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 30+ years Posted: 17 January 2016 JESUS!!!! Please help these poor moles posting to realize that popping out of the wood work with a topic from who knows where(bashing engineers) isn't going to draw any attention away from the sandborn bashing or any other true facts being posted here about the state of csx at the moment. Ok company mole...you want to be fair, how about putting a post about the conductors who wont shut the window when its 20 below because they are too fat and cant handle heat in the winter. How about the ones who smoke so bad the engineer has to go home or to the hotel smelling like his stinking nasty cigs. or the ones who make a bed as soon as the train rolls out and leaves the engineer doing everything by himself all night. See company mole, things work both ways... Now that my post has evened the score you can go back under your rock.... Keep up the good work crews no matter who you are stuck with on your next trip and keep the mole under his rock!   Name: frustrated@stupidemployees E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 17 January 2016 Well CSX wants safety and for everyone to be alert, how about having a talk with all the fat and ignorant Engineer's and telling them to put their beats pills away and quit playing loud music on the trains and let conductors or cut back Engineer's call the signals.... Also they need to learn to respect their coworkers sitting on the left side.... I mean when it is cold outside,see ur breath in a cab, or ur bones and body ache from the cold, it is time to turn the heat on instead of being big babies and saying, " I'm an engineer I control the heat and Ac"... Yea they do and the control the stupidity level which is high when they act like butts like that... It is not safe when 1 member is huddling over a side wall heater to keep warm and not able to keep their eyes on the rails and Etc....myself I am going to start bringing a small propane heater and burn their eyes out!!!!! Pisses me off u can't even ask the KNUCKLEHEADS to modulate the heat cause they cry and that side wall does not heat ones legs or arms.... Engineer's are just glorified a-holes!!! And they always cry about more than just the heat or loud music playing when it shouldn't be..... Can't wait to see the Ludacris post back to this posting... Well I would like for karma to come back and bite all Engineer's who forget they sat on the left side also.   Name: Retired Conductor AT&SF E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years Posted: 17 January 2016 LC'S Sitting home furloughed.....How come avon has 11 spots on their conductor extra board and only 7 guys assigned to it? How come we aren't getting called back to fill them. I heard the company likes to run the guys into the ground working them to death----------- ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Doesn’t CSXT inforce the milage agreement? Or, does the Union just turn their heads.   Name: ??? E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 1-10 years Posted: 17 January 2016 LC'S Sitting home furloughed.....How come avon has 11 spots on their conductor extra board and only 7 guys assigned to it? How come we aren't getting called back to fill them. I heard the company likes to run the guys into the ground working them to death until they all start marking off sick then they call guys back. Is this true because they are already short handed.. Should I hold off looking for another job?   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years Posted: 16 January 2016 You are right..Fuck CSX..and Ward and Sanborn..and all these other CSX clowns..this company is ruined..when the employees get fucked..we turn around and fuck the company..going to see more trains dogged and nobody to recrew them..keep up the good work Cindy..you fuckING evil bitch..   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 15 January 2016 For Dave Carson: From a former (F)Investigator...There was a lot of drama on that part of the RR terminals (Colton-LA). It was eithera drug bust from drugs being stashed in tanker cars (LA Times Article July 2010), too mangers having orgies in the terminals! Is that a "SP" thing? The UP never had those problems until after the merger.   Name: Virlon Smoot E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 15 January 2016 Those Damn truckers are getting all the freight traffic now that fuel prices are down and the shippers are shipping thru them vagrants.   Name: Dave Carson E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 15 January 2016 Yes Retired Conductor; That is true. The Big arrogant yellow banana with crème in the middle is really going down the toilet. We are stuffing sidings from North of Santa Barbara to sidings in the Salinas Valley with EMPTY baretables and auto tri-levels. I am a 1978 Condr(Former gay SP) established trainman and I work out of San Luis Obispo and Guadalupe with all the SP homo's I used to work with out of Bakersfield and LA. Its getting really bad and January 21 will be announcement on more cuts and layoffs. I don't have to worry about it. As long as my lover can keep the beach house in Nipomo. I love Les Sack and Doug McEntire truly since they introduced me to under the desk oral pleasing. Its so good being a UP San Luis Obsipo gay guy!   Name: Retired Conductor E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years Posted: 13 January 2016 Railroad shareholders are bleeding red ink: CSX is the first RR to report earnings from the last quarter and Wall Street is not happy. You will see more pain at the pump by way of harassment and more lay-offs!.................................................................................. Union Pacific has 20% of their locomotive fleet in storage.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years Posted: 13 January 2016 Railroad shareholders are bleeding red ink: CSX is the first RR to report earnings from the last quarter and Wall Street is not happy. You will see more pain at the pump by way of harassment and more lay-offs!   Name: deez nuts E-mail: rimmie_crays@yahoo.com Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 1-10 years Posted: 12 January 2016 Big meeting today more cuts are coming in the Florence   Name: John Sepesy E-mail: Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 10-20 years Posted: 11 January 2016 trainmasters don't normally post on sites like this but it is true joe ''lazy'' Kazy is a snitch!!   Name: Who is Joe Kazy? E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 11 January 2016 Just who is Joe Kazy? Seems like the RR's have a very over obundence of snitches and rats these days and lots of them a new hires and Reserve police officers with local police agencies. BEWARE ! Reserve cops working for the railroad smells funny !   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years Posted: 11 January 2016 Well I can honestly say no I've never met Ms. Sanborn and honestly have no desire to meet her. Of course we will never have to worry about meeting her because she never comes out in the field. Probably smart unless she is being escorted by a security detail. She made the decision to close Erwin but didn't have enough guts to show up in Erwin to announce it. Sorry but I want someone with some guts running this place..not a backboneless coward like her. Have enough guts to look those folks in the eye and tell them you are shutting their terminal..she couldn't do it..fuck that evil bitch..she can rot..I hope sooner than later   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 11 January 2016 Warning to everyone in Collinwood. Joe Kazy is a snitch and a freaking liar!! This guy has been telling management everything. The guy lies about everything and doesn't have a backbone whatsoever!!! Just ask around. Everyone is starting to notice!! Maybe he's management??   Name: Investigative Reporter E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 09 January 2016 Locomotive Cameras: The one thing that Railroad Management refuses to discuss is suicide by rails. And that's why the cameras are watching you. When operators enter the work force with personal (marital), medical and financial issues, that is a recipe for disaster. The Amtrak disaster last year was inexplicable to the public, but railroaders quietly know otherwise. The Union Pacific train wreck in Arkansas in August 2014. Researched the crew member. Legal [issues] and employer discipline awaited the crew member. The UP incident that occurred in Stillwell, OK, in July 2012, a crew member was medically disqualified as per the FRA report. The cameras can now prove otherwise when all the financial and medical options have expired for you.   Name: SLOCONR E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years Posted: 09 January 2016 DOUG MCENTIRE IS A RFE ASSKISSER THAT NEEDS TO TAKE HIS FAT ASS BACK TO RUNNING A ENGINE ON A TRAIN AND STOP SCREWIN WITH THE MEN IN THE TRENCHES LIKE CATMAN. COMPANY ASS KISSER!!   Name: RET ENG E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years Posted: 09 January 2016 This is happening all over the system. Lol ... More management than employees........ What a joke............................................... SOUNDS LIKE THE US POST OFFICE...   Name: True statement E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 09 January 2016 Wonder when that they will cut management positions? Those idiots are fallen over each other. I know a terminal that only has 12 employees and a trainmaster. So, this company is paying that trainmaster around 90-100k to babysit 12 employees. Lol... This is CSX UPPER MANAGEMENT FOR YOU. This is happening all over the system. Lol ... More management than employees........ What a joke...   Name: LC E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 09 January 2016 Conductor 1-10 Sorry , but welcome to the business world of csx. When they told you in training that you may be furloughed that should have sent up a red flag for you. Im guessing you aren't able to get rr unemployment because you didn't work the required time to be eligible. Its a shame the company was given grant money from the feds to hire you and play this horse and pony show. If you can get another job that starts out at the same rate of pay per hour as you were given when in training I suggest you take it. There are men with 18 years seniority getting set back from engineer to conductor spots and its only going to get worse for the conductors. When vacations start up again there still wont be enough spots to fill. The company has been deliberately violating the union agreement on the caps for vacation, personal and DV leave by reducing them because of manpower shortages THEY CREATED! Unfortunately little can be done outside of federal court because the unions do not have the right to prevent the carrier from making a profit. If not cutting jobs and people hits them in the pocket book and reduces profit and increases future risk for business they are protected. Yes, it sucks but that big business in the good ole U.S.A. If you are not working full time and are being cut back constantly you are considered part time. Talk to your local unemployment office and see what your options are. Make sure you have a copy of your employee history that states you are furloughed. Make them put it in writing in your history. You have that right. There are guidelines for all employers on what the can consider a full time employee or part time. Question you might ask your LC is why should you pay full union dues when you get called back if you are just a part time employee?   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years Posted: 08 January 2016 You can thank Cindy Sanborn for being furloughed. The bitch is working on receiving a big bonus. Fingers crossed we merge with someone soon and her ass is kicked out. Fed up with that evil bitch...   Name: PigHeaded Condr E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years Posted: 05 January 2016 OUT OF SUPPLIES, Please list all the weasels and fake arse chairman so we can get to the bottom of no toilet paper and crew packs available when needed. I am a man, but,I don't need to prove that to wipe my rear after going #2. Thanks.   Name: EL NINA E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years Posted: 04 January 2016 EL Nino; That will be great ! I'll get to see my husband for awhile! Railroads have their's coming !   Name: OSHA E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for N/A Posted: 03 January 2016 Car repair First if your union rep told you they would fire you for sure if you filed an on the job injury and would not represent you, then you have the grounds to sue your union. Read your rights under the LMRDA. Get on line and read them. What your rep has told you is against the law. It has nothing to do with the railroad labor act. It is laws that are set down by the federal government. Second, what you have done is set yourself up as a whistleblower on this site. Call OSHA immediately and speak to a representative. Make an appointment with a good labor law lawyer. File charges against your union for failure to represent you to the fullest extent of your agreement. The comments made to you are grounds for a full blown lawsuit. Your union has admitted to you that they are fully aware the company will fire you for claiming an on the job injury. Time is of the most importance. GET ON IT!   Name: Out of Supplies E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years Posted: 02 January 2016 Out of supplies? No Brainer! You have corrupt union officers who are indifferent to what they are required to do. Start posting their names and numbers on this site and call those Wiesels out...including the General Chairmen!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 02 January 2016 It will be a cold day in hell when I put paper in a printer.....can't wait to be called into work at 2 am.....and wait for a ym to come and put paper in at 6 am.....LMAO....   Name: EL NINO E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 02 January 2016 El Nino Is Coming: No need to worry about the attendance policy come El Nino! Massive floodings will take place for over 2 months. The railroads will be at the mercy of mother nature. Sell your stock holdings as soon as possible, the railroads will suffer massive losses due to wash-outs and a lack of preparations!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 02 January 2016 Car Repair, 20-30: If true story then....... Yeah, of course they'll want to crap-can you if\when you claim an on-duty injury. That's their way. Reports are needed = paper trail. Need to talk to a union designated legal counsel about your particular situation (which is something you should have done long before now). Good luck.   Name: UP Management Is Lost E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 02 January 2016 UP is coming apart at the seams...! Freight revenue is down 27% from the last quarter. UP is now an official takeover target of the Canadian National. Jim Young is turning over in his freshly-dug grave!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for N/A Posted: 31 December 2015 RE; Injured Carman: Get to the nearest computer and search FELA Attorneys. And there you will get all the information you need. Prepare a statement [now] with all the chronological details including witnesses. And you can also go to the BLET.com or UTU.com sites and search for FELA Attorneys in your area. Good Luck!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Car repair, for 20-30 years Posted: 31 December 2015 I WORK AT CSXT AS A CARMEN IN CHICAGO OVER THE YEARS AND A OVERBEARING CONTRACT FOREMAN CONSTANTLY RUSHING .PUSHING AND RIDIQUALING ME BY GIVING ME EXTRA WORK AND RUSHING ME TO GET IT DONE SPLITTING ME UP FROM A CO WORKER AS IT IS A TWO MAN JOB AND EXPECTING THE SAME AMOUNT OF WORK I STARTED HAVING LOWER BACK PROBLEMS EARLIER THIS YEAR IN SPRING OF 2015 I SLIPPED ON A MUDDY GRATING THEY HAD ON TE WORK TRUCK THAT WAS HOMEMADE FOR A SIDE STEP TO GET OUT OF TRUCK AND FROM RECENT RAIN and potholes under standing water from ungraded gravel roads in the yard this contract formen witness this as i fell AND I ALSO TOLD HIM WHAT HAPPENED HE FAILED TO HAVE ME FILL OUT ANY TYPE OF CLOSE CALL OR INJURY REPORT AS THE DAY WENT ON MY BACK STARTED TO GET SOAR AND TIGHTEN UP BUT I SUCKED IT UP AND DID MY JOB AS THE WEEKS WENT ON MY BACK WAS REALY STIFF AND SOAR THIS SAME CONTRACT FOREMEN NOTICED THIS AND ASKED ME IF MY BACK WAS HURTING I SAID YES AND HE GOES IT DIDNT HAPPEN ON THE JOB DID IT? I TOLD HIM YES ITS BEEN HURTING EVER SINCE I SLIPPED AND THE WORK HE KEEPS RUSHINGME TO DO BY MYSELF AND THATS ALL HE SAID NO REPORT OR NOTHINGGG I FINALY WENT TO MY DOCTOR TOLD HIM WHAT HAPPENED HE OERDERED MRI AND SHOWED BULGING DISC AND DEGENERATION SENT ME TO SPECIALIST HE WANTED TO OPERATE GOT A SECOND OPINION THIS DOCTOR ALSO AGREED THAT OPERATION IS ONLY REMEDY SO HAD OPERTION BUT OVER A MOUNTH BEFORE I NOTIFIED ALL MANAGERS FOREMAN ETC THAT I WAS GOING OFF FOR OPERATION AND TOLD THEM I WAS CLAIMING OCCUPATIONAL INJURY I ASKED IF THERE IS ANYTHING I HAVE TO FILL OUT AND THEY ALL WOULDNT ANSWER MY QUESTION SO NOW I AM OFF I HAD TO HAVE MAJOR BACK SURGERY AND STARTED HAVING ISSUES WITH MY INSURANCE UNITED HEALTHCARE I ASKED LOCAL UNION REP BUT HE COULDNT HELP I CALLED GRAND LODGE UNION REP THIS JERK RIGHT AWAY TOLD ME IF I FILE OR WANT TO CLAIM ON THE JOB INJURY THE COMPANY WILL FIRE ME PERIOD AND HE AND THE UNION WILL NOT REPRESENT ME PERIOD THIS JERK IS A PAID OFF COMPANY KISS ASS NOW I HAVE A SCREWED UP BACK AND LONG RECOVERY AND OUR DO NOTHING UNION WONT EVEN HELP BUT COMPLETELY DISCOURAGED ME FROM PERSUING ANY REMEDY   Name: wow E-mail: Employed as: CSX Customer, for N/A Posted: 31 December 2015 wow csx will stop at nothing. There ruthless and don't care.   Name: no supplies E-mail: Employed as: Brakeman, for 20-30 years Posted: 30 December 2015 hey has any one noticed, no clerks/drivers = garbage over flowing in trash cans, no toilet paper, no soap to wash our hands, no paper towels to dry our hands, printers out of toner or low so our bulletins and release forms are faded when printed ,that's if your lucky to have paper in the printer. kinda sounds like the penn central when people had to bring supplies in from home , everything from toilet paper to light bulbs. the big difference is penn central lost a million dollars a day vs. csx crying that profits are down a bit. everything looks good on paper to cut ,but I bet you cindys and mikes bathrooms are stocked.   Name: REASON E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 27 December 2015 Other non When a topic is important or contains info that is most likely going to put a burr under the companies saddle it IS BEST to post it under every topic. The little moles that are sitting in the legal office and at home who are being paid by csx to monitor this site on a daily basis and come back with retaliating post find it a little more annoying to post their distracting crap on every forum. They have a harder time distracting everyone in every forum. Sorry if it is an issue with you but your needs are not greater than the whole! So before you bash anyone for posting in every forum, look at the content. READ IT VERY CLOSELY. Read the message. Yes there are some who do this while just venting but the majority have a message that most miss.... perhaps you missed it in the last repetitive post! We haven't heard from you in awhile NOMO! Hope you had a Merry Christmas! KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK ATOM SMASHER!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years Posted: 24 December 2015 I have never been witness to as much B.S that is going on within this miss-managed corporation as I have the last few months before retirment. I will start with the amount of stealing occurring in the payroll, benefits and LR departments. Any one employee can look at there check stub on payday and just shake there head and try to move on. Your union sure isn't going to step up to the plate. The company goes and shuts down Erwin. I as well as other employees didn't at first accept these men with open arms and some still don't. I blamed the company for this at first. Who has stopped to do any critical thinking into the cause of the problem? Has anyone thought about the idea that there local chairman and general chairman helped ruin there lives? I heard nothing good about these folks from the Erwin men. They seemed to have a real problem with there locals over there. You have to remember if you've been on the railroad for at least 30 plus you will know the old gateway wasn't known for being a group who stuck together. The men up there have sold each other out for years. Now I cant help but to look at some of these men's faces and listen to there stories and feel nothing but sympathy. No help from unions or company. What a shame! I also know that it doesn't take a dummy to realize that trainmasters and road Forman's aren't needed on todays railroad in such large amounts. E.R.A.D tattles on the engineer so we know someone in FL knows before your manager says you stretched braked. Same for trainmasters who e-test with radar guns. E.R.A.D already told on the crew. The only real test that managers can do is banner testing and rules compliance. On the rules compliance side I saw 3-5 managers at a time handling that. Some managers set their own hours and aren't seen but maybe once week. Don't get me started on the waste of division management. But what does CSX do you ask? Simply cut clerks who transport crews safely, clean facilities from top to bottom, pickle the yard. Cut other job titles which have meaningful responsibilities. Has Mike, Fredrick, Cindy etc. cut there salaries, bonuses and stock options this year? NO they haven't and everyone already knew the answer. What is it going to take for the future of this railroad and others to say enough is enough? When will you bargain together as the hard working men and woman and tell your union and the company your fed up and walk for better treatment. Stop letting this sorry excuse for an American company run over you! Quit letting your union tell you not to because someone's getting kick backs to keep you down.   Name: Hillbilly Bob E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 24 December 2015 Merry Xmas and Happy New Years to all my brothers and sistas on the CSXT. Mark off tomorrow and enjoy the holiday with the family and friends. Screw the trainmasters and RFE's. Be safe and drink smart!   Name: ????? E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 23 December 2015 MERRY MEERY CHRISTMAS Merry Christmas and a happy new year to all and to those who donated to atom smasher a special thanks to you! He has had this site up and running for so many years and has allowed the csx employees a place to vent as well as discuss topics that are detrimental to their work place. Even though we have moles from the company who frequent this site to cause distractions we have managed to keep topics of importance up and running. You may NOT BELIEVE THIS but there have been several rules changed over the years after they have been posted and discussed in great length on this site. If a rule is WRONG, ILLEGAL, IMPOSSIBLE TO FOLLOW OR JUST PLAIN OUTRIGHT STUPID the best way to change it is to bring it out to the public on this site for review. Embarrassment leads to CHANGE. CSX no longer requires the conductor to get off his train and watch another train go by on the greatlakes division. A rule topic that was posted on here in great lengths and proven to be a safety hazard has now been changed. Keep up the good work and continue to use this site to your advantage. As for the posters who are on here and stealing space with the UP railroad bashing, we believe they are once again someone from management trying to distract the csx employees from previous topics.   Name: V E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 23 December 2015 Gawd help us if the UP does buy and merge with us. They have all Mgrs that used to work and manage McDonalds. And their attendance policy sucks butts. But, that's what happens when you hire too many new hires that don't have balls anymore and let the carriers push them around. UP sucks! That's a another good potential site.   Name: Dave Carson E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years Posted: 22 December 2015 http://www.smvrr.com/2010/100410-097.JPG This hear is a sell out rail-buff that sucked the UP a-hole until they asked him to leave and retire and go play with garden size train sets and call railroaders that are working for a living a FAG. This suck ass above was a train buff in the 60's and we on the SP knew that and hated rail buffs because they are considered sell-out and scabs. This asshole is retired and still running around with his UP Tonka toy helmet and now has his ears pierced and loves the new California Alternative life style with other train buff-queers. That's is why are unions and contracts have gotten weak. Rail buffs and formers that got to work for a Class 1 carriers are weak ass sell outs and POS. They work for the carriers for 'cheap and take it in the tail when it comes to contracts. 1 more year to go for me. Fuck the UP!   Name: HA What? E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 19 December 2015 That's good ! You work for them and be their RR Nigga. I might be black but I ain't NO RR nigga. You can work for da UP and wear their stinking Yellow vest and UP RR caps and learn how to BLOW a MOP or MTO. I will be retired if and when they ever take over. I seriously think the BNSF might come after CSXT. Have a great Holiday season and enjoy your tyco train set.   Name: HA! WHAT? E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years Posted: 19 December 2015 We dontliketheUP You got to be kidding me... the stupid green vest? You surely to god have got more to be worried about than that when it comes to your future. UP might run its management like csx does(whip and burn) but they are making money hand over fist and have no intentions of going down without a good fight. You on the other hand will be long gone and retired or fired before they go under....I would rather be paid good and wear a stupid green vest then working for the lowest paying class one railroad in the nation and wearing a yellow vest!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 19 December 2015 RE: Merger News... The Big Hedge Fund Players are looking at a Canadian National takeover of the Union Pacific. Bill Gates is the largest shareholder of the Canadian National. It's possible that Gates and Warren Buffett (owner of the Burlington Northern), could share another common bond of financial interest. So far, UP has a decent balance sheet in spite of recent higher cash burns. Canadian National is a lot more efficient with fewer employees per revenue generated. The combined railroads would save over 2 Billion in operating and administrative efficiencies alone.   Name: WeDon'tLikeTheUP E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years Posted: 17 December 2015 OH NO! we don't want no stinking MOPAC/UPRR. BNSF and Warren Buffet would turn this RAILROAD around. UP has screwed UP some many mergers and companies they have bought. And those STUPID green VEST that their employees wear. HELL NO WE WON"T GO. THEY ARE ALSO VERY ANTI UNION, BIG TIME. And we already have enough problems here at CSX. Come on Warren Buffet. BUY CSXT and save us.   Name: CBrown E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years Posted: 16 December 2015 A pat on the backs of all the Carmen in Erwin for standing up and coming together to fight back at CSX. Per their contract, all are suppose to receive pay depending on years of service even after furlough. Collectively around 8 million will be owed to these carmen employees! Keep up the fight!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 15 December 2015 Merger News: Ideally, Every railroader would probably prefer working with the BNSF. The BNSF is slightly ahead of the UP in revenue. The UP'S profit margins are a little higher...but the BNSF spends about 2 Billion more in capital improvements (If all capital expenditures were equal, the BNSF would earn 2 Billion more than the UP). Those improvements are chipping away at UP'S inter-modal business due to additional main line infrastructure expansions and management's operational approach to efficiently operating trains. The BNSF management will rarely stop a train and ask crews for the rule of the day...while the UP strategy is exactly the opposite. Unnecessary train delays creates a flow back effect when the lead train crew runs short of working time and the trains following suffers the same fate. UP managers tend to be promoted based on head (firings) hunting...not operational skills. Considering the amount of improvements the BNSF is making, the UP could be a takeover within 5 years if not sooner--due to continuing decline of revenue and accelerating administrative cost. The top six executives on the UP will earned over 150 million including a deceased employee (2015 prospectus). Warren Buffett, the owner of the BNSF, was asked: The UP is in your back yard, why didn't you buy it? His response was simply: The Management!   Name: other clerk E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 15 December 2015 latest story is that we will get shut down as clerks the day before Christmas Eve so we will miss all the holiday pay, and we will get our buyout in time to put it on this years tax return but too late to do any tax planning. at least we pay 2 years extra union dues as a tip to the TCU. and, ALL MEDICAL INSURANCE DIES THE DAY WE SHUT DOWN. WONDER WHY UNIONS ARE HELD IN LOW RESPECT?   Name: Would love a Merger E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years Posted: 14 December 2015 I would love to have the BNSF buy and merge this CRAPHOLE of a railroad and pay all of out claims and give us all 100.000 and I would put in for my retirement and say....ADIOS. It would be better than having the UP buy and merge with us. They screwed UP the SP and the CNW when they bought and merged them and too many MULES from the MoPac are still around. BNSF and Chico all the way!! PS. Fire and get rid of WARD and Sanborn. They suck!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 12 December 2015 Boy, the last post is a good one. Always get true facts. What is often heard and/or thought will not cut it. There are rules governing employee behavior. No one could be stupid enough to post the type of info asked for on a site like this. CSX does "take care" of their own (so-called officers).   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 12 December 2015 I just served 18 months for an altercation with another employee,btw not a physical a verbal one. I just found out a trainmaster in Greenwood told a conductor he would whoop his a$$ and only got 5 days suspension. Does anyone know who this trainmaster or employee is my lawyer wants to speak with him.   Name: Hedge Funder E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 11 December 2015 BNSF takeover of the NSC: This deal possibly would in effect expose the CSX to the UP. Although both companies have sub-par management. A head hunting expedition would take place to find a suitable experience railroader for the combined companies. CSX is an absolute buy at its current price with an additional upside potential of 30%.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 10 December 2015 There's a lot of brain-washed ball-rubbing suck-asses who got their positions because of Ms. Sanborn & still have to rely upon her.   Name: HelloImMichaelWard E-mail: Mward@cex.com Employed as: Corporate office, for 1-10 years Posted: 10 December 2015 I really wish Cindy would hurry up and go make the announcement that we are dissolving the Huntington Division   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 10 December 2015 The TCU Division of IAM Machinists have announced a deal w/CSX that clerks wishing to work in the material department no longer have to pass typing, oracle, and special medical tests.Supposedly this was due to fighting by TCU Division of IAM. It actually brings it into compliance with long standing Federal EEOC, ADA, etc. regulations.The buy out for clerks is still in effect, including paying 2 years dues after resignation as a "tip". AND, medical coverage still ends the DAY your resignation takes effect.   Name: legal E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years Posted: 09 December 2015 NOT TOMMY CSX SOCIAL MEDIA POLICY AS POSTED ON ALL TRAINING PODS: 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 OF CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT. IF SOMEONE IS OUT OF SERVICE FOR POSTING THEIR PERSONAL OPINIONS ON FACEBOOK THEN THEY MUST HAVE CROSSED A SERIOUS LINE IN REGARDS TO COMPANY INSIDER INFO OR LEAKED SOMETHING THAT MAY HAVE BE CONSIDERED A SERIOUS ETHICS VIOLATION TO THE COMPANY. CONDUCT IN THE OPERATING RULES COVERS THIS ISSUE. IF WHAT THE EMPLOYEE POSTED IS IN FACT 100% TRUE AND CAN BE PROVEN WITHOUT A SHADOW OF A DOUBT THEN A GOOD LAWYER SHOULD BE CONSULTED. IT IS NOT A WISE IDEA TO USE FACEBOOK TO VENT ABOUT YOUR FRUSTRATIONS WITH THE COMPANY. WE CAN TELL YOU WITHOUT ANY HESITATION THAT THE ONE THING CSX WILL NOT TOLERATE AND IS SCARED TO DEATH OF DEALING WITH IS.....BAD PUBLICITY!   Name: not tommy E-mail: tryardy@gmail.com Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 10-20 years Posted: 09 December 2015 social media policy.. got a guy at barr yard OOS for something he posted on Facebook, there's a team watching all your posts.. so keep them entertained..   Name: Me E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 07 December 2015 Loco-Eng. for 10-20 years. Have you ever thought about going back to school and getting your GED?   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 06 December 2015 Loco. Engr., CSXT has gambled a lot of dough on intermodal business. The Ol' king coal merry old sole money making business is not there. Should you choose to leave: - would have to learn new territories, unfamiliar contractual agreements; less vacation & PLD entitlement, - what assignments could you work, etc., etc. DO NOT go on what you hear and/or think. Get true facts. Yeah, no doubt about it - csx sucks. It's been said & posted numerous times that management changes need to be made.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 05 December 2015 Very unprofessional, dishonest company. The only thing going for them is their numbers, and the number of dumbasses who believe their products are being shipped on time. First, I have many times operated on the CSX UPS trains. These are intermodal trains that contain UPS trailers, which are the highest priority of train, as we need to get these trains to the east coast and back to Chicago without wasting a minute. With this comes compromises in safety. Some of us are required to push the train to 65mph instead of the track speed of 60mph out here in OH/PA/NY because these trains are called the "Getcha Fired" trains. You better hope their isn't any speed restrictions or train-hitting-car or derailment incident. The officials don't give a shit about you, you will be scolded upon. I was threatened of my job placement by bringing the Q010 train 42 minutes late. Well, you can't haul freight over 850 miles the same exact time, every time. Also, their pay is shit compared to NS and BNSF. I'm seriously thinking of joining NS, all my rail buddies who came to CSX from NS regret their move, and NS cares about their workers, and has a much more safe, relaxed, and friendly environment. And oh yeah, I can make over$9,500 more a year! Same position. :) 

 Name: getting sick E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 26 November 2015 AVON CREWS!!!!!!! THOSE OF YOU WHO TOOK THE FACE TO FACE CLASS AND DIDNT GET PAID FOR THE SECOND DAY OF THE COURSE AND HAD TO GO THROUGH SEVERAL MONTHS OF BULLSHIT TO GET IT PAID MAY STILL BE GETTING SCREWED IN THE DOCUMENTATION OF YOUR TRAINING. GO TO YOUR TRAINING TRAX PAGE ON THE GATEWAY AND DOUBLE CHECK THE STATUS FOR THE TWO COURSES. THERE ARE SEVERAL EMPLOYEES WHO ARE STILL SHOWING THE COURSES AS "NOT STARTED"! THIS IS TOTALLY UNACCEPTABLE AND IS INACCURATE RECORD KEEPING BY THE TRAINING DEPARTMENT. THIS COULD END UP CAUSING YOU TO RECEIVE A LETTER IN THE MAIL WARNING YOU ABOUT NOT TAKING THE COURSE. IF YOU DONT PUT YOUR PAY IN EXACTLY LIKE IT IS EXPECTED THEN YOU DONT GET PAID. IF YOU MISS ONE LITTLE ARTICLE NUMBER IN A CLAIM LABOR RELATIONS DENIES IT BECAUSE OF INADEQUATE INFO PROVIDED. WE ARE EXPECTED TO DO EVERYTHING BY THE BOOK BUT YET THE COMPANY HAS NO PROBLEM PUBLISHING INACCURATE INFO IN THEIR RECORDS IN REGARDS TO YOUR MANDATORY REQUIRED TRAINING. DONT LET THIS GO. CALL THE TRAINING DEPARTMENT AND DEMAND THAT THEY ADEQUATLEY REPORT YOUR FINISHED REQUIRED TRAINING. THERE IS NO EXCUSE FOR THIS INEPT LINE OF REPORTING. ENOUGH IS ENOUGH! HAPPY FRICKIN CSX DOESNT GIVE A CRAP ABOUT OUR RECORDS OR THE HOLIDAYS! 

 Name: Former LC & LR E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 30+ years Posted: 24 November 2015 APE, No one but an inexperienced fool will really believe or trust that csx will truly & honesty honor anything with anyone, ie: agreements, contracts, promises, etc. [Although big-shots seem to well taken care of.] Csx has very little, if any, honor, integrity, pride. Changes, and a lot of 'em, need to be made. 

 Name: VLC E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years Posted: 23 November 2015 WAKE UP PEOPLE The start up date for the new Idpapp policy is closing in. You all better be calling your Lc's and finding out what the hell is going to happen with any previous discipline that someone already has on their records. How about the 180 forgiveness right that was agreed upon with the unions. You have no opportunity to work any minors off your record. You had the opportunity to work 3 minors off your record in a three year period and with this new agreement you wont be able to. Get ready for the head hunting. If they want someone gone now they have to write them up 5 times to move them to the next level. That means more stalking of a single employee. Maybe that will create a pattern and that employee could file harassment and discrimination against the stalking supervisors. We all know how this works. How about stacking. Previous agreements stated that a supervisor could not slam you with multiple failures resulting in an employee getting more than one INCIDENT failure for the observation test. Is this still going to be the rule. Will they be allowed to do like a cop does and trump up 5 charges against an employee at one time????? Better start asking questions! 

 Name: Former LC & LR E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 30+ years Posted: 22 November 2015 The very best substantiation is documentation. Submit, turn in: penalty claims and unsafe condition reports. 

 Name: Crazy company E-mail: Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year Posted: 22 November 2015 This company has finally done something right. Rumor has it that Shelby Trainmaster Dave Benson is going to be forced back to his tools. Is this true? If so,It's about time. He destroyed that terminal. Watch morale boost now. 

 Name: Not fooled E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years Posted: 22 November 2015 10-20 Welcome back mole. Been a few weeks. Getting cold under your rock. Guessing the post on crews working in the engine houses doing THEIR work rubbed somebody wrong! Go tell your master to stuff it. Just wait till someone gets hurt while working in the engine house shop area doing their jobs. Bet there will be some changes then! YOU THINK! Put in those claims avon and barr yard crews! 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 21 November 2015 You heard of abby beazley? I'm sure most of the guys who have worked for and with her have. Sleeps her way to the top just to get a raise. Thanks for the lay abby 

 Name: loco E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 21 November 2015 LOCO Sounds like your working the twin sister yard to avon. Constantly doing the same thing inside the engine houses and out. There are claim tickets for performing service on engines inside their work area. Submit them. If they give you any shit then submit claims for working co-mingled service. Its T&E service co mingled with mechanical engine service kraft. Ask them what they get paid for a basic day and request a days pay at their rate. 

 Name: BEEN THERE!!!! E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 20 November 2015 Not Stupid Im guessing that TM your talking about at avon is none other than Brian Edwards. Reject form Chicago division right? 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 19 November 2015 To the Friend or family of employee , less than 1 year: All too often inexperienced employees claim & are awarded payments that they are not actually entitled to. Also, the co. can\may have the legal right to recover if paid. Most likely you wouldn't have a leg to stand on if you could file suit. The last post had some good advice -- talk to a rep. who knows stuff & provide more info. 

 Name: Former LC E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 30+ years Posted: 19 November 2015 More info needed & it should not be posted/provided here on this site. Doubtful if it's actual discrimination. Csx payroll recovers "overpayments" all the time. It happens. It usually depends on the particular contractual agreement as to how long they have to recover these 'so-called' overpayments, how much at one time can be taken back & the reason(s) why. Get in touch with a\the proper union representative. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year Posted: 19 November 2015 My husband is being discriminated against at CSX. What CSX doesn't know is that he's married to a PRAYING WIFE. So I'm PRAYING for him and for the MANAGERS or OVERSEERS that are coming against him. I'm praying that God doesn't handle them the way that they are treating my husband, and not just him but our family cause when he married me, we became 1. so I'm taking it PERSONALLY when my husband is discriminated against because of his complexion and accent. But I'm thankful that we serve a GOOD GOD who LOVES JUSTICE. And HE will dole out to each their portion. He fights for us, we are just being still and allowing Him to do just that. Standing on God's word - "Do not take revenge, my friends, but leave room for God's wrath, for it is written: "It is mine to avenge; I will repay," says the Lord. - Romans 12:19. AMEN. Amen. Amen. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year Posted: 19 November 2015 My husband is a Conductor.And he's been experiencing discrimination. We are considering a law suit. And I'm sad that this company that looked so good in the beginning is not. He kept having problems that they would accidentally "overpay" him and then they kept making deductions from his check. CSX is very unethical. 

 Name: Former LC E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 30+ years Posted: 18 November 2015 Something that is often forgotten: If you are eligible & get dismissed, furloughed, suspended,... the bastards HAVE to provide at least four months of Employee and Dependents Health Care Benefits -- until the end of the 4th month following the month in which you last had compensated service. On their dime. Check\review your H&W Plan Booklets for more or any updated info. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 18 November 2015 Jeez....... Some type of outfit \ culture. Hire you to fire you. What would they do if they actually had perfect employee attendance and 100% total rules compliance? 

 Name: Not stupid E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years Posted: 17 November 2015 All t&e Better look real close a the wording in the new idpapp. It has more loop holes than a knitted sweater. It also doesn't address the 180 day forgiveness policy that was agreed upon in the engineers SSA! Again the breakdown of catagories of violation levels is again too damn vague. The company needs to come up with a more detailed list for each offense level. There are too many supervisors who interpret the charged action as serious or major. Avon has a tm that tells every employee he encounters that he can charge them with a major violation on the most stupid petty crap he can find. He uses it as an intimidation tactic and then acts like he is doing you a great favor by promissing he will let you off with a minor. This couldn't happen if sandborn would publish a more extensive list of what was considered minor, serious or major. If this new policy sticks everyone is screwed with no way to work minor charges off during the three year period. Watch out Avon crews. Your about to get screwed real bad. Your going to be the new target for that so badly needed turn over rate. The seats in the school are getting ice cold! The tm's from hell will still keep coming there as well. 

 Name: Me E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 17 November 2015 Loco Engineer 20-30 What a dumb fuck you are. You come on here and say the UTU sold out the clerks. You don't even know which union the clerks belong to. Go back to school and get your GED and voice a educated opinion. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 16 November 2015 Clerks are members of the TCU - not the UTU. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 16 November 2015 You can thank the UTU "Useless Transportations Union" for selling out the 200 clerk/ driver positions around the system. This was negotiated on a national level. If a driver accepts the buyout that is offered, that person has to pay the UTU 2 years of union dues! THE UTU CONTINUES TO SELLOUT THE MEMBERSHIP YEAR AFTER YEAR!!! Whatever happened to protecting and preserving jobs within the union? You can bet the UTU got paid off well with this one. First remote control, then our insurance, now its jobs. DO YOU PAY DUES TO THE UTU? 

 Name: Lc E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 10 November 2015 Avon engineers If you are called to work dog catcher service you are working short turn around service. You are not working as a road switcher. Labor relations reps are denying all second tickets when traveling over 35 miles stating the reason as you were called in as a road switcher. Get these claims turned in. When cmc calls you make sure you get them to tell you that you are working one or more on short turn around service. Second. Check your pay tickets close. If they are not attaching a dead head to it they will lie about the destination of the train. Ex: If you take a train as far as Terre haute make sure the ticket has a destination in terrehaute. DO NOT let them put Avon to avon. This is false reporting and make sure they attach a deadhead so you have proof of the miles you traveled. If cmc refused to put the truthful destination point of the train on your ticket you need to file ethic charges aginst them for putting falsified information on your pay ticket. Combining deadhead and train miles has nothing to do with truthful reporting of a trains destination. You should never have a ticket when getting a through freight train that originated outside terminal limits that says QS9 to QS9. It's time for everyone to make sure that the info on your pay tickets reflect the truth abut the movement of your train. We need all the proof we can get on paper in order to file claims in court and with the USDOT. 

 Name: Retired Loco Eng. E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years Posted: 09 November 2015 Maybe CSX should bring in BDO to clean up their mess. 

 Name: David culver E-mail: davidculver0516@gmail Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 1-10 years Posted: 09 November 2015 I wouldn't work for these over paid children if I had to. It is one big pack of winers and trouble makers. They don't like ya there, they just lie on ya, and push you out. Very coward to say the least. YES... they DO descriminate! 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 08 November 2015 THIS JUST IN FROM THE DESK OF CINDY SANDBORN " OVER 200 CSX CLERICAL/DRIVER POSITIONS SYSTEM WIDE WILL LOSE THERE JOBS" CINDY SAYS"DUE TO COAL DOWN TURNS AND A SOFT ECONOMY WE FEEL WE MUST CUT THESES POSITIONS SO STOCK HOLDER CAN GET LARGER 4TH QUARTER DIVIDENS. ALSO UPPER MANAGEMENT WILL GET LARGER BONUSES SO WE CAN ALL ENJOY OUR CHRISTMAS WITH MORE PRESENTS FOR OUR FAMILIES."" WE VALUE OUR EMPLOYEES AND WE HOPE THE BEST FOR THE DISPLACED CLERKS" AND ALWAYS HAVE A VERY MERRY CSX CHIRISTMAS 

 Name: Ret. Corp. Office E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years Posted: 08 November 2015 Is csx really that dysfunctional? Bankers, investors, etc. want to know. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Just look at all the other railroads. Yes, they CSX actually is. And they “cook the books” so to speak, to look better. Don’t fix the track, just put out slow orders, etc. 

 Name: Retired now, thank Christ E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 08 November 2015 Bitch, complain, piss & moan, etc., etc. All of ya, everyone, ready to quit? Just walk away? Quit/resign en masse. No one, the co., the unions, the feds could do anything except freak out (but so would dependents). So that'll never happen & most everyone knows that. Too many dumbasses \ educated idiots, ie: supposed railroaders working for the co., drawing paychecks who think they're....... ah, never mind. Hopeless. ------------------------------------------------------------------ Is csx really that dysfunctional? Bankers, investors, etc. want to know. 

 Name: Oyeah E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 07 November 2015 Brakeman you're exactly correct Csx hasn't lost money they just made less. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 06 November 2015 Anger & animosity in the workplace IS; long story short, a safety concern / worry. Read\review the Operating Rule(s) regarding employee behavior. Companies making changes & downsizing for whatever reason(s) is nothing new. Nor is - workers being displaced from their normal jobs and/or locations anything uncommon or unusual. Ol' King Coal is not the merry old soul \ profitable money maker it used to be for the RRs anymore. Could be that they operated certain areas longer than they should have. Corporate greed is nothing new either. Sure, the big shots do pretty well & that is a huge sore spot & grossly unfair but not near enough voters ever seemed to worry about a lot of things until it affected them directly. Things change. Good luck to all those who must deal with the changes. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 05 November 2015 Everyone watch your backs..Guys are showing up in various terminals, exercising their seniority and rights to keep their families together. Some are trying to keep eating, qualifying on their own time and securing lodging at different locations--many far from home---on their own dime. They are trying to keep a job before they lose everything they have worked for, long before the company terminates them at 1 year furloughed. Younger railroaders, many who don't know how good they have had things at less coal dependant, higher speed terminals are running their mouths as they begin to share some of the sting of what is going on. Railroaders attitudes suck because the company doesn't have or value humanity? Animosity in a divided and conquered workplace? That must be new. We'll just have to wait until as many conductors as possible are happy, smiling electronics in a workplace cut to the barebones. That would solve at least half the problem. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years Posted: 04 November 2015 Everyone watch your backs..Erwin guys are showing up in various terminals and most have a chip on their shoulder and feel like they are better than everyone else. Some are trying to pick fights with other especially those with lesser seniority. Good job CSX and Brian Barr..showing these guys special considerations and their attitude has created much animosity in the workplace..our subdivision is going to He'll now..fuck CSX and Erwin 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Brakeman, for 20-30 years Posted: 03 November 2015 ha ha ha, mr corporate manager. all the railroads are hurting? really? what this is ,corporate greed! i get the quarterly letter and see profits in the millions for each quarter. for example:the problem is if we don't break the previous years same quarter they cry wolf!!! oh we only made $410 million compared to the previous years third quarter of$460 million! we lost $50 million dollar!!!!!! no fuck nuts you didn't lose$50 million ,you just made less!! you still made $410 million dollars. look up the penn central ,they lost money. until csx show quarterly losses you haven't lost any money. you cant expect to keep breaking quarterly profits records every quarter. do you know who this hurts ? t&e employees..... shitty broken down locomotives , slow orders, job and terminal cuts and for what to make up for the$50 million dollar loss??? fucking corporate greed will be the down fall of this company and the country. remember fuck nuts, you greedy fuckers keep taking our jobs and lowering our wages and nobody will be able to buy your shitty products or services, because no one will be able to afford them! 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years Posted: 02 November 2015 I understand how a business runs and agree in part to what you said. However what I don't agree with is the fact that Ward and Sanborn are going to be paid big bonuses and other incentives I'm sure. This is why craft employees have so much resentment against the company. To us we suffer and have to worry about job security but these individuals do not. These individuals are responsible for the success and failures of the company..however with that said they seem to be doing just fine in this hard time..instead it's everyone else that pays for their bad decisions. Irresponsible management and board of directors 

 Name: knuckle E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years Posted: 02 November 2015 Eng. Retired Company didn't spend squat to put them through the school. The government paid all of it for them with grants. It's not until they put them in the field that it cost them anything. The training pay is so low it doesn't really hurt their pockets. What everyone has to worry about now is the headhunting that's going to get out of control. There is no justification for the company to hire anymore conductors. They put tons on the street furloughed and with the shut down of the yards there are too many who need placement. The government shouldn't be giving them one dime to train new hires. With that said, they now have a school sitting with cold seats and overhead cost for the school stacking up. Im sure the bonuses and raises will be buried to use the money for operating cost. The next step is to start downsizing the work force. If you dont remember it was right after the company had to stop charging new hires tuition for their school that the head hunting in the fields got out of control. First it started with the insane performance evaluation testing. Petitions were filed and the unions actually stepped in a did something about it. It was also when the powers to be in Jacksonville started coming down on management for not getting enough failures on the employees. They can deny it all they want but several managers came out and admitted their jobs were threatened if they didn't get it done. Everyone is guessing this was the time the company starting requesting help from the government with training cost. The only recourse now is to start weeding out those who are left working so they can bring the furloughed employees back. Downsize enough, crunch enough numbers and estimate how many wont come back and they are on their way to filling the seats with new government paid employees. That being said everyone is a target and better WATCH THEIR BACKS! 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 01 November 2015 Why was this site started and by who?Was the person fired by csx or what? 

 Name: Eng. Retired E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years Posted: 01 November 2015 Posted by LC "It's sad we have to work in an industry that promotes such unprofessional behavior but we do.”.......................................... What other industry spends thousands of dollars and hours training their people? Then, after they’re out doing the job, spends every waking hour trying to fire them? That’s the CSX, and others I’m sure, in a nut shell. 

 Name: LC E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 01 November 2015 ALL CREWS IT'S ABOUT TIME they put something in writing in regards to the procedures a manager has to follow when field testing. If you have not read the csx system notice on supervisors field testing then do so! Make a copy. It is very clearly stated that an officer MUST have a briefing with the crew they observe and discuss what they were tested on. It also states that if they did not observe post activities preformed they are NOT TO ENTER ANY INFO on what they find. EXAMPLE: An engineer sets his brakes on his engines and leaves. After the crew is gone a supervisor shows up and boards the engines to check everything he did. If he finds a hand brake not applied he is not allowed to enter his findings in the observation testing. There has been and will always be that one crew member that someone wants to mess with. Unfortunately we also have those in the public who like to tamper with the equipment. Taking off handbrakes, bleeding cars off, pulling cut levers are just a few things that they tamper with. A supervisor must observe the employee preforming the task and must have a briefing with the employee. NO MORE it's my word against yours. Im the supervisor and what I say over rides anything you say. It's sad we have to work in an industry that promotes such unprofessional behavior but we do. 

 Name: horn blower E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 01 November 2015 I work for john deere right now.We get weekly bonuses and two big bonuses one around july and another at Christmas.We have great benefits and we get a lot of holidays.We also have great benefits.I have always thought that I wanted to work for the railroad in some way whether it be on the train or something to do with the track.After reading all the comments on this site I am rethinking all of this.Now I don't know what to do.Thanks for all the opinions from real railroad workers. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 31 October 2015 Horn blower; my 2 cents: If you earn $700.+ per week & have real good benefits - you ought to stay there. To start with, RR pay & benefits are considered good by some but they aren't actually -- considering all that you have to go through & the hrs.\days required to earn those & what $$you have to contribute for union dues, health ins., etc., etc. Trainman\Engineer: After all the classroom BS, you'd have to work at a trainee rate for a while & after that work for a reduced rate for 3-4 yrs., 'till you are at 100%, IF you don't get furloughed (laid off). Working over the road jobs is all too often extremely stressful & many regular yard assignments aren't much better. Engineering or Signal Department employment may be a much better choice should that opportunity arise -- see all the trains you'd ever want to see, no T&E BS & could also be a decent RR career. Seniority Areas\Districts were expanded yrs. ago. It's possible to be displaced out of a job by someone with more seniority from many miles away who's lost their regular job. RR Retirement can be sweet IF of age & have at least 360 months of RR service. However, the taxes are high while actively working & the sickness & unemployment insurance sucks. Lots of things to think about. Do as you wish.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 31 October 2015 If you to work for a railroad better hire on with someone else rather than the Cockeysville Sucker Express..these idiots are running it into the ground..go work for a real railroad instead of working for these circus clowns   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 30 October 2015 Looks like to me instead of laying off t&e employees management needs to be downsized as well.....a crew was banner tested 2 times in the matter of 35 min and 8 miles....theses idiots must have nothing else to do ....so they gotta justify their meaningless existence of a job....stepping all over themselves to harass any crew they can with their dumbass banner test....what a joke.....   Name: horn blower E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 29 October 2015 Thanks for all the advice guys and keep it coming.   Name: Retired UP Conductor E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 10-20 years Posted: 29 October 2015 Horn Blower... If you are dead set on going to work for a railroad, forget the CSX. They’re not run by railroad people, their board and high up management are bean counters, MBA’s, and lawyers. I say, stay where you are, but if you are dead set on leaving your present job, move west and hire out with the BNSF or UPRR. I can’t speak for NS nowadays, but back in the 80’s and 90’s they were hell to work for. You will have no home life, live by a telephone, and your all around general health and life style will really suffer. Most of your work will be at night. Most rails are divorced.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 27 October 2015 horn blower, stay away and keep your current job. working here is like a 30 plus year jail sentence. sure its good pay and a nice retirement. this job will put you in a early grave. consistent harassment from incompetent managers who worry more about protecting there bonuses then moving trains. forget about being a new hire nothing but extraboards for you. no weekends off, work through holidays, phone ringing at 145 in the morning for 345 ,working out in shitty weather and I can go on and on. also not to mention you never know about jobs being cut or even terminals closing!!! ask Erwin or corbin employees how that feels 2 months before Christmas. the list of negative things go on and on. I been here to long to walk away or I would.   Name: horn blower E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 27 October 2015 I would like some honest advice from someone that works with the railroad.I currently have a job where I work from 6am until 2 or 230 in the afternoon.I make between 700 to 1000 a week depending on the bonus and I have real good benefits.I have always wanted to work for the railroad because of the great pay and benefits and railroad retirement.I also like the idea of riding on the trains and maybe becoming an engineer or working on the track.Should I pursue a career with the railroad or stay where I'm at?Any advice from the railroaders out there would be greatly appreciated.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 26 October 2015 I know a person that works for CSX railroad, her name is Laura Touchstone, and when I read her Twitter page I had to laugh she claim she is a Christian woman. Ha!Ha!Ha!..   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 25 October 2015 'train dreamer': That post must be, about has to be, one for the douche bag from a co. mole / troll. 1. Why do you want to work for a railroad? 2. You can expect very many things lots of non RR workers do not understand - and those things can differ from craft to craft. 3. As a new conductor your schedule would be awful. Read a few pages of this website. Jesus..............   Name: train dreamer E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 25 October 2015 I want to work for the railroad.What can I expect?What kind of schedule will I have as a conductor?   Name: railroader E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year Posted: 25 October 2015 I hate this damn company I just got hired on and I had a trip planned to twin peaks with my friends when I got the call that I had to get on the train.This is a rough life   Name: RETIRED SP CONDUCTOR E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 25 October 2015 Yeah! Tell retired UP dude! That poster was probably a full blown sell out train foamer. UP on the West Coast hubs sure hired a lot of them, along with my Co workers kids and they sucked! Back to my retirement rule Ging!! Screw the carriers!!   Name: Retired UP Conductor E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years Posted: 24 October 2015 Name: ride them rails E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 24 October 2015 Yall bunch of damn crybabies if you don't want the job then quit and go find something else to do or shut your mouth and do the job you wanted and signed up for............................................................................................ ********************************************* Your ignorance of the railroad industry, not just CSX, is plainly evident by your callous post. I would suggent you return to your HO Trains and Foamer Friends and not wast our time with your diatribe. As Sir Conan Dolye once wrote; "Mediocrity know nothing higher than itself."   Name: ride them rails E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 24 October 2015 Yall bunch of damn crybabies if you don't want the job then quit and go find something else to do or shut your mouth and do the job you wanted and signed up for.If anybody from corporate is reading this I would be honored to work for csx I will work with the track or ride on the trains please let me know how I can get in touch with someone.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year Posted: 24 October 2015 Why so much complaining about working for csx and the railroad?Is it really that bad of a job or is todays generations a bunch of wussies? ______________________________________....____________________________________________ The railroad industry has always been very strict, going WAY back. Even more so than the military, as I have been told by servicemen who have retired and come to work for the railroads. But in the past, say 15 to 20 years ago, if you did your job, weren’t a “dynamiter,” and didn’t abuse the layoff rules, the railroad officials pretty much left you along. I think nowadays, we have a different mind-set of management coming out of the business colleges. Remember, in the past , most officials worked their way up and through the ranks. That’s not the case anymore. Just look at where the last CSX VP of Operations came from, and went. Also, the railroad law department writes most of the operating rules or for sure, over sees and puts their stamp of approval on every move magagement makes. This comes right down to Political Correctness, what you can say at work and to some degree, what you can wear, nothing offencive,etc. Basically, It’s a new breed of management in the railroad industry, that seems to have no use or respect for any craft or union employees. They, management, take the attitude that, the men are out there to screw them and the company. Naturally, that will have an effect on budgets and any bonus the managers might have coming. AND, to make things wose, at least IMO, the unions have, for the most part, sold the membership down the drain....period.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 24 October 2015 You'll easily know the answer(s) should you hire on and work in the RR industry for a while.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 24 October 2015 Why so much complaining about working for csx and the railroad?Is it really that bad of a job or is todays generations a bunch of wussies?   Name: train line ups E-mail: Employed as: Brakeman, for 20-30 years Posted: 22 October 2015 that's been like that since I worked the road back in 2001. train line ups and times are always wrong. phantom trains showing up has always happen ,at least up here on the ex conrail lines. yes they also show trains that are a few weeks old. try working the road for 6 for 8 and not 10 for 12 for your rest. problem is no one goes in and deletes them. if you take the trains line ups a 100%correct you are going to go insane. going to take a pictures? lol whos going to care about them ? the press? really? my suggestion is take the call as it comes or your gona give your self a heart attack. like I always tell people this company dosnt give a fuck about you and your feelings . don't like it quit. im sure theres a lot of people from Erwin that would take your job.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 21 October 2015 Mr. dicked again: Although it is true that job\train lineups are way off base as far as times, etc., all of the time(s) are inaccurate & is actually unsafe..... agree 100%. Been that way a while - STOs, DTOs, Chief Dispatchers, local managers, etc., get their noses into things a lot too. Stay with the calling in thing - can/may keep a person from being charged with a 'miss-call'. Unless you are working a scheduled assignment of some type, that's part of it all --- (you should've been around when you felt lucky to get a one hour notice for work). Yeah it really sucks. However, people that have worked in the divisions\regions dependent upon coal business have more worries.   Name: dicked again E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years Posted: 21 October 2015 JACKSONVILLE You SUCK SUCK SUCK SUCK AND REALLY SUCK at watching what is going on in the trenches of your managemt. I (WE) are getting so stinking sick of the train line ups and scheduled trains and vacancies being WRONG WRONG WRONG WRONG! I swear to god if I look on the crew screen one more time and see a JACK JOB (J-job)still on the lineup that's 2 weeks old and get called for an xp job that NEVER EVER EVER was on the lineup Im going to take snapshots of this crap and give it to the press. Your blue collar employees are nothing but little bitches to you! Pulling trains out of your arsess from no where???? You know this shit is out there. Put in on the damn crew screen line up so we have half a chance to schedule something in our lives with our families. Our union agreement says you WILL PROVIDE ACCURATE INFO TO US otherwise you call us for something 10 minutes after we check and nothing was scheduled for the next 4 hours we can fight and WIN THAT MISCALL. As long as we checked! Its about time people started checking this crap and not answering the damn phone. When someone finally gets to lay down and take what they think is a 4 hour nap after the kids and wife have them busy all day after rolling in at 5 am the last thing they need is a call 10 minutes later for BULLSHIT! It's a SAFETY ISSUE. What happened to your so called "SAFETY IS A WAY OF LIFE"! LOOK AT THE XP CREW SCREEN AT INDY! Come on! I challenge you to do the right thing. Look at the total bogus crap listed all the time. OH, if you didn't know, your IVR is a stinking joke too. Cant get half the info off of it. Especially XP crap. CALL IT! XP BOARD CODE IS 3117. NO INFO for scheduled vacancies or positions planned. GOD PEOPLE! Instead of spending the stockholders money on worthless team excursion trips GET A FRICKIN HARVARD GRAD TO HELP YOU!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 20 October 2015 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years Posted: 15 October 2015 furloughed.................. Why are people in the CSX System furloughed when there are pools making way over the allowed mileage? From what I’ve been told, the union has tried to add turns and the company will not allow it. Anyone know about this issue?-- ----------------------------------------------------------------------- The Union screwed every one with the Guaranteed Day that every one wanted. Make the co pay us for being on call. Well ya got it. The RR Unions have been so dumb for 40 years. It started with the Fireman and 1,50 to the Engineer if he would run without a fireman. The Fireman made 19.00 per day. Engineers (former Fireman), would dodge a job to get one with no Fireman.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for N/A Posted: 19 October 2015 Quote: "Ol' King Coal isn't the merry old sole\money maker it used to be..." Sad, but true. Things change.   Name: Kerry E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 19 October 2015 The Chicken Shit Xpress.   Name: Retired UP Conductor E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 1-10 years Posted: 18 October 2015 Name: Kyle from Roseville, CA Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 year Posted: 17 October 2015 UP is another incompetent Railroad...................................................................... NOTHING...Anywhere near as bad as the CSX...trust me.   Name: Kyle from Roseville E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years Posted: 17 October 2015 UP is another incompetent Railroad.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 17 October 2015 CSX is a shit railroad ran by incompetent people. Proof is in the management, and in the way that they don't know how to move freight. CSX SUCKS!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years Posted: 15 October 2015 Cindy says it was a hard decision to shut down Erwin terminal..she might have thought about it for a couple of minutes..then the rest of her time was spent figuring out what she was going to buy after receiving her big bonus..she probably got some advice from Mike Ward..wake up you pathetic shareholders..these clowns are running CSX into the ground..grow a pair and stand up to these greedy bastards. It's funny that CSX always cuts from the bottom of the chain and never the top. If these people stay in power CSX is in real trouble..bring back common sense leadership not greedy people like Ward and Sanborn..they will burn   Name: ERWIN TERMINAL CLOSING E-mail: Employed as: Brakeman, for 20-30 years Posted: 15 October 2015 THIS JUST IN.....the all mighty C.O.O. cindy sandborn has announced via the csx gateway that Erwin Tennessee terminal will have REDUCED OPERATIONS (AKA closing). all switching, locomotive service center, project shop and car shop .most trains will shift to other routes and local customers will still get service. . 300 PEOPLE WILL BE OUT OF A JOB UNLESS YOU TAKE YOUR SENORITY ELSE WHERE.PEOPLE WILL GET 60 DAYS OF PAY AND BENFITS. according to cindy " this hard decision was made after other options were carefully considered" what that really means " fucking close Erwin , its costing us money," by the way cindy says " HAPPY HOLIDAYS FORM CSX"   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 15 October 2015 Conductor 20-30 yrs. In case you haven't figured it out. Its not about the employees, CSX doesn't care about people, they only care about CSX, big profits, and big bonus checks, its called corporate greed. If they could run this place with nothing or nobody, they would! They save money when they furlough people. Don't tell me after all these years, you really think these people running the show have a heart? This economy is not good no matter what the media puts out. if you've noticed, CSX has been doubling up there trains with some totaling over 200 cars at a time. As of lately, many of those trains have also shrunk! The freight isn't there, coal has been dead, crude oil has slowed. and automobiles are hit and miss. Get used to people being furloughed, its going to be a long winter.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years Posted: 15 October 2015 furloughed.................. Why are people in the CSX System furloughed when there are pools making way over the allowed mileage? From what I’ve been told, the union has tried to add turns and the company will not allow it. Anyone know about this issue?   Name: Loco man E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 13 October 2015 Listen up you "Pines "lovers. We are tired of hearing about this guy. Your company is falling apart in front of your eyes and you are worried about this guy Pines. Joke is on you, because you, Me, and Pines will be on the unemployment line soon if things doesn't change fast. Then you and this Pines feller will have plenty of time to fight with each other. Focus on what's important.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 03 October 2015 I have a feeling something is going to happen here real soon. This company and it piss poor management is a real mess. The incompetence is out in the open, everyone can see it, even a new man walking through the door. Very sad.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 02 October 2015 Reality, True: even the best managers are all too often talked to & treated like they are/were dirt. This co. has lost some good ones because of that -- some could & did, go to better jobs. Sad. The stockholders ought to take a harder stance & vote to clean house, starting at the top. They need to fix things.....ASAP.   Name: reality E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years Posted: 02 October 2015 Engine repair What you are saying is 100% true. But what you do not take into account is this is big business. They only care about the bottom line and LIABILITY. Would it not make better sense to have a failure on every single employee? Would that not make a better case in court for the company if an employee can be shown to be an unsafe worker when they are injured and are standing in court in front of a judge? Injuries hurt the hell out of their ability to receive accreditation. It's all about public image and backers. You along with every employee who writes or speaks negatively about their jobs are just considered disgruntled and whiners. Facts not fiction. Why do you think your unions don't do a thing until something happens that hits the media. The company gets with them to smooth over the problem with "happy" money or scratches someone's back. If your union can score a big publicity hit they will jump like stink on shitz. We(anonymous group) had the opportunity to sit in on a multiple way conference call with a group of supervisors. The leading "chair" was an upper management person from Jacksonville. We were floored on the way the supervisors where belittled and talked down to. They were treated like ignorant and uneducated idiots. One was even threatened if his so called "business" sense didn't improve. There was absolutely nothing encouraging or positive about the entire experience. So it goes to show that it isn't just the blue collar workers who are treated like trash. We could all publish a list of names of supervisors who left a particular district that came forward to the employees and revealed the direct orders that were given to them to get out in the fields and get more failures or start looking for another craft to work in. These were supervisors with a conscious. No, you wont see that list. Some are still employed and due to their honesty they have our respect I'm sure the lawyers and public media directors for csx will have a fit after reading this one but its best that you and all other employees know that its just not the field workers in any craft that is singled out. All levels of management are treated the same.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 01 October 2015 Ol' King Coal isn't the merry old soul / money maker it used to be for the RRs that hauled it. Things do change. The big shots have gambled a lot on intermodal\container traffic. What'll happen to that with the widening of the Panama Canal? We'll see. Stay tuned.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years Posted: 30 September 2015 I heard that 5 terminals will be shutting down on the Huntington Division. I've heard Erwin is already shut down so 4 left to go. I find it amusing that CSX is shutting down terminals but yet Ward and the upper tier management will still be receiving their big bonuses. No wonder CSX is in such bad shape. Ward continues to run us in the ground and shareholders just let him run the show..obviously we don't have the brightest shareholders or board of directors. Well way to go Ward..let's see what else you can destroy in the upcoming year   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Engine repair, for 20-30 years Posted: 30 September 2015 The attendance policy we all deal with is a form of harassment. Csx management, from the corporate level to the lower levels are all sweating bullets because the stock price has cratered and continues to go lower and they have lost business either on merit or trying to manipulate the numbers. They can only beef their numbers up by cutting labors benefits, labors jobs or any other labor related perk, as in days off, obvious claim denial, and having their lawyers totally shred our agreements and contracts to turn any language in them into their favor. They cannot honorably go out and increase business to raise their numbers because they have used high oil prices to rob customers at gun point with surcharges to pad their own pockets thru unreal bonuses, stock options, and any other numerous forms of greed. All the time acting as if they are saints in the communities of their company reach, lying on the company gateway about their core values, cheating and stealing and lying to customers, employees, and suppliers about any and everything imaginable to increase the bottom line. I have worked and watched this for the last 10 years increase everyday. The first 5 years I worked here this company had a little honor to it, but since has went downhill,the last ten accelerating at break-neck speed. All of this for the almighty dollar. It is great to make money but to sell your soul to the devil lands you in hell. To cheat and steal from the very people who make you rich is an act that will eventually set you up for failure. To be so arrogant to think that you can get away with it when your in the national business limelight is on the edge of insanity. That is why the cash cow coal is gone, and oil prices have fallen, and have you noticed there are two to three times the trucks on the highways as there were 5 years ago. Soon the hedge funds, mutual funds and pension funds will sell out of CSX, and the heads will role in j-ville. The board of directors who mismanage their fiduciary duties will also pay by losing their seats on the board when their partner in crime, the CEO goes down. CSX is losing business fast, and they have no one to blame but theirselves. Company performance is also going down no matter what they say with their "drive to 65" saying. I've seen the drive leave my co workers, they dont work with the zest and zeal they used to, even the newbies they wilt and quit literally before their first years up. The morale of the company worker is like a drunk with a gun to his head. Local management does the same as j-ville though, they lie and cheat to fake the numbers to big brother and big brother is too blind to see through it or just doesn't want to see it, as long as everything adds up to a better number. Eventually "the drive to 65 will get revealed for what it truely is a BIG fat lie, just look at the stock price which is a leading indicator of future economies, it has dropped 10 dollars a share and they produced the lowest operating ratio ever on their drive to 65. This will be the ultimate reveal, a 65 operating ratio and a 52 week low or worse in the stock price. Now that tells me you are who we thought you were, LIARS CHEATS and THIEVES.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 29 September 2015 Railroad and Union Corruption: There is an unimaginable amount of [Claims] bribes paid through out the ranks to union officers in order to control cost and support profits! The corrupt union officers are the only ones getting their claims paid! All it takes is one guilt riddled union officer to confess and the House of Cards will take a dive like Volkswagen! Volkswagen ripped-off several million customers while the railroads ripped-off thousands of its employees!   Name: CBrown E-mail: Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year Posted: 29 September 2015 When is Corbin closing? What location is next?   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 29 September 2015 Pretty much the same in ALL locations\terminals. No problem with safety committee persons & extra curricular activities as long as they do their shift & 'safety' bs is handled. CSX doesn't schedule safety functions, meetings on weekends (do they?). Problem is with safety team members flipping burgers, doing clean sweeps, any job that actually ought to be performed by another craft and/or contracted out & being able to mark off to do that while the average Joe can't get off without a hassle. Off "UBU" on weekends? More understandable. Members have issues & problems 24/7/365 & are not at all afraid of calling a local rep. anytime. And if a union rep. is working a slop freight unassigned pool & has to be in place \ available 1st thing Mon. morning, he\she may very well have to mark off Friday. Walk a few car-lengths in a part-time local union officer's boots.   Name: Laughing E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 29 September 2015 In our terminal the safety committee or the " SAFETY GUYS ". give the safety a bad name. They lay off safety, but attend ball games, family functions, Without it going against CSX attendance policy.. I know two guys that lay off at least 4-7 times a month for SAFETY OR Union Business... Same guys every month... They come to work talking about going to ball games and other activities while on safety or UB...... The trainmasters know what they do but nothing is done... These programs would be good but some people ruin it.... We call them sucks ...... Also the guys that lay off on the weekends for safety or UB still get they're perfect attendance stock for being available... The company needs to make huge adjustments..... !!!!!!!!!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 26 September 2015 Why do you railroad guys complain so much about your jobs?Hell all yall do is ride on the rails and blow the whistle and get a big check.Yall sighned up for it yall went to the hiring session they told yall what the deal was before you got the job and you wanted it any way.You bunch of panisies.I wish I had the job all you do is ride on a train and blow the whistle and make a good check.You guys are a joke.Give me a railroad job I will show you how to appreciate something.You bunch of wussies.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 25 September 2015 All RR employees (including full time union reps.) who sit at a desk in environmentally controlled offices looking at charts, graphs, contracts, etc., and dream up crap should have to spend time out in the field annually and experience things firsthand.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 25 September 2015 Swell. Like T&E employees need even more PITA things to do. Fiasco? Absolutely. Too many educated idiots & not near enough real railroaders running this outfit.   Name: joke E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years Posted: 24 September 2015 What the F There was a notice that came out on this very change in reporting your qualifications. Like most people I'm sure you did not read the notice. Seems to be one of the biggest mistakes made by employees. You will notice there are instructions stating that you are to take a list of the areas that are incorrect to your TM, manager or Superintendent so they can notify cmc of the corrections that need to be made. THERE IS NO DEDLINE DATE IN THIS NOTICE AS TO WHEN YOU ARE TO HAVE THIS DONE! Now knowing csx as we all do, this will be one big fiasco. There will be hundreds of employees with incorrect information and there is no way the TM'S, managers or any superintendent will take the time to correct every single employee's record. This will be a major joke for months to come. Take a copy of the notice along with a copy of your qualifications listed in the system. Highlight all errors. Make another copy for your union representation and note on it the date and time you gave the information to management. When you are called by CMC for a job that you are not qualified for but it is noted that you are you can tell them when and who you forwarded the correct information to.   Name: what the f.... E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years Posted: 24 September 2015 hey avon people anyone else take a look at this new employee qualification board that is showing up on the crew screen.. From what I can tell it is supposed to list the jobs you are able to cover with qualifying expiration dates. There is a bunch of jobs listed on mine that expire in the future and I have never worked them a day since I was hired. How in the hell can they say my qualifications expire in 2018 and I never worked them one day. Something is going on here. Im hearing the union is buckling under and is close to agreeing we become one big extra board. Heard they already did this in Danville. What the hell will seniority be if you are on one big extra board. Something is going on. Heard anything from your LC'S   Name: Ret. SP/UP Eng E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 23 September 2015 Posted by Brakeman hopefully everybody realizes every railroad is probably like csx . ------------------------------------------------------------------------- NO! Every railroad is NOT like CSX. Yes, they’re all strict, but nothing like what you see by the CSX. BLE and UTU Western lines seem to have much better union reps. I worked over 30 years for SP then UP. UP was/is bad, but nothing like this outfit. I have several friends who are engineers for BNSF. They all fell CSX goes way over board. I can’t speak for NS or KCS. So, don’t think for one minute it’s all the same, railroad to railtoad. It’s not.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Brakeman, for 20-30 years Posted: 23 September 2015 everybody use to think conrail was bad but this place sucks. hopefully everybody realizes every railroad is probably like csx . also I would brace your self , if cp rail take over this joint it will get worse. hunter Harrison of cp rail will be worse then ward and sandborn. remember this place will never change AND I MEAN NEVER! the unions have no power to do anything. you have two choices, either you put up with it or you can find employment else where. that is a cold hard fact. every body here is replaceable. like I said no one is holding you hostage. if good paying jobs were easy to find I be gone by now but have to much time in to quit to throw away a pension   Name: in the know E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 22 September 2015 APE Fed up did not post anything that was not true. Yes the job sucks. WHY?????? Because what is expected of an employee is much more than any normal 9-5 job and the environment is pure bullshit. Now, as for his comment on pay, he couldn't be more right. I cant count how many times I have had to resubmit a 100% legitimate claim because some inept moron in payroll did not read the details of the claim completely and just wrote if off and posted a reply that had absolutely NOTHING WHAT SO EVER to do with the original claim. Our unions threw us under the bus the day they signed an agreement with the company stating all they had to do was quote on our earning statement that a claim was denied because it was unfounded. If you don't remember when that happened then you haven't been around long enough or you just don't pay attention to what our unions are doing to us. As for the attendance policy, it is in review with state and federal medical boards along with other groups. If a person is legitimately sick but not sick enough to go to the hospital or emergency room then they should not be punished with points after they submit a valid doctors slip. Now, my doctor has told me if anyone in csx refuses to accept his paperwork and even hints that he wrote a slip that wasn't valid or didn't warrant my excuse from work he would sue their pants off. Accusing a doctor or writing bogus medical excuses is illegal, unethical and as he said...slanderous. My doctor wont take those kind of accusations lightly. I suggest everyone speak to their personal physicians and get their take on how they intend to handle it. My physician also stated if it was after hours to go to the emergency room. You have every right to. If enough people start making the insurance companies dish out thousands to cover emergency visits then maybe the company might start taking a closer look at their idiotic decision when the insurance company comes after them. Yes, the job sucks. Our union agreement is raped every day. Our pay is screwed with constantly. We work all hours of the day, all days of the week and give up a lot of family time. Yes we get good pay for it when we get what is due us, but we deserve it. Very few professions give up their quality of life as we do. Now for a pet peeve.......... Ive been with this company over 20 years. When I was a cub I had no problem with my pay. When csx took over it went to hell. I watched all the new hires come in and get screwed over on their training pay constantly. I have seen some get tickets locked out and backed up and go without any pay for a month. It is September 2015 AND ITS STILL HAPPENING! How many damn years will it take csx to figure out how to set up a program that doesn't screw the hell out of the new guy! OH YEAH! Almost forgot. CSX has managed to screw up our ability to go in and print our employee history in multiple pages. You now have to go back and start all over again at the beginning after you print a single page. This is a pain in the arss and is time consuming. Go figure,,, the company making it harder to copy our history. Makes you wonder if they did on purpose knowing some people wont take the time to do it. Has anyone figured out a shortcut to this problem. If so I along with a dozen other people would like to know! We use our history for legal as well as tax purposes.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 19 September 2015 Have to go along with the previous post. FNGs & their BS are probably the #1 reason why things are they way are today. It's always a real treat when someone with 30-40 yrs. experience overhears some new(er) employee spouting off about how things are & how they should be. I, for one, just shake my head & ignore those type(s) of people as much as possible.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years Posted: 19 September 2015 APE.... Wow....fed-up really??? ............................................... I don't feel the grievances CSX operating employees have is with the wages and benefits. It is with the working conditions, attendance policies and especially the excessive discipline handed out by labor relation or whom ever. I mean, just look at other railroads, compared to the CSX. On the Chessie System, one gets the death penalty for “J-Walking.”   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 18 September 2015 wow ,fed up really ???? working here is like slavery.... really??? I didn't know slaves made a pretty good wage and health insurance and a decent retirement at the end ??lets go on a wildcat strike????? not how it works. go ahead and get some of your co workers to go on strike with you and they fire you all and union wouldn't do nothing about it cause you just cant walk out and strike.no one here is holding you hostage pointing a gun at you keeping you here. we all know this place sucks so if you don't like it just quit!!!I notice a lot of new hires just whine and cry like hungry newborns that want a bottle!!!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Brakeman, for 20-30 years Posted: 18 September 2015 sounds like one of the " give me, I don't want to work for it generation" person whining. you don't like it quit. this place has sucked for a long time. welcome to the club!!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 14 September 2015 Scott Walker is a piece of human waste. Somebody needs to put that piece of White Trash out of his misery, and fast.   Name: Gomer E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years Posted: 14 September 2015 That there, sounds like a UP motto after that there SP/UP merger. Shucks!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 30+ years Posted: 13 September 2015 CSX Corporate Motto: Employee Need, Pay No Heed. Uphill Slow, Downhill Fast. Tonnage First, Safety Last.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year Posted: 09 September 2015 I wonder how Harris is doing with one of his best trainmaster gone. No more saving his ass, I guess that is why Harris has his ass handed to him by Conner. What goes around comes around.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 08 September 2015 No! Munoz quit. Rearranging the wheels.   Name: Oldhead E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 08 September 2015 Just getting word right now that Ward is quitting and Munoz is stepping in....ohhh crap!   Name: Take One E-mail: Employed as: Brakeman, for 10-20 years Posted: 31 August 2015 Maybe Gordon can get lessons from (TakeaLeak) Aleek in smoking weed and doing other dope? He'll probably mellow out and stop being such a dick. "out"   Name: Retired now E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 30 August 2015 Seems like many managers have emotional problems, and act antisocial, etc. Likewise, lots of rank & file employees don't conduct themselves any better. People that live in glass houses shouldn't throw stones.   Name: Spongebob E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 30 August 2015 Warning, I don't know who this Gordon person is, But, I would'nt give them a second shot at anything. Would he cut a conductor/engineer a break if he cought them violating a serious/major rule? Absolutely not, this isn't kindergarten, he know the rules just like the rest of us and he should pay the consequences for his actions. Don't forget, it's us vs. them.   Name: warning E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years Posted: 30 August 2015 GORDON(ROSELAKE YARD) Good morning Mr. Gordon. Everyone knows you read this website. So I am taking this opportunity to give you some good advice. If you want to keep your job I suggest you review your supervisors policy guide and brush up on your skills with communication. It is not acceptable nor will it ever be acceptable for any manager/supervisor to chastise, belittle or degrade any employee over the radio or in front of any other employee working for CSX. You can not and will not be allowed to continue this kind of behavior. If you can not find your training manuals then you need to sit down with your supervisor (Mr. Aleek) and have him explain to you the consequences of violating an employees right to private counseling and the ethics charges you could and most likely will incur if you continue to go down this path. Put yourself in the employees shoes. Would you not be upset if you were fronted out on a radio or in front of fellow employees? Would you not feel ill will toward a supervisor who has embarrassed and belittled you in front of others? I would seriously think twice before I went down this path again. Use you head. You still have time to correct your actions. Use any spare time you have to brush up on your supervisory and communication skills.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 27 August 2015 Screwed, Have those with less seniority - not furloughed yet - completed their training? If not, they really don't have all rights yet (can't make seniority moves, etc.) If & when they complete training you'll probably be saying adios to them too.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years Posted: 27 August 2015 Unfortunately you had better get use to being furloughed. I think that this is a very unethical practice by the company. As you are finding out CSX cares nothing for its employees. The only thing CSX cares about is their big bonuses for Ward, Munoz,and Sanborn..well and a few others. Now the one thing this company hates is bad publicity. With all eyes turning to a presidential election in the next year try reaching out to some local politicians and news media and let them do some research on government spending.Then be available to tell your story along with others in your position.   Name: screwed E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year Posted: 27 August 2015 NO WORK PEOPLE AVON YARD JUST FURLOUGHED A BUNCH OF US. THEY ALSO HAVE GUYS FULOUGHED WITH MORE SENIORITY THAN OTHERS THEY DIDNT FURLOUGH. WHATS UP WITH THAT. HOW CAN THEY FURLOUGH ME AND LEAVE A GUY WITH LESS SENIORITY ON THE ROSTER. I THINK WE SHOULD GET SOME OF THE GRANT MONEY THEY GOT FROM THE GOVERNMENT TO HIRE AND TRAIN US IN THAT SCHOOL. WHY SHOULD THEY GET MONEY TO HELP THEM THEN PUT US ON THE STREET. SOMEONE KNOW IF THAT IS EVEN LEGAL FOR THEM TO DO?   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Yard Master, for 30+ years Posted: 25 August 2015 CSX sucks..just heard today we are losing another customer. Good job Ward and Oscar are doing. If Oscar gets Ward'job we will be fucked even more   Name: Big Wig E-mail: Employed as: APE, for N/A Posted: 25 August 2015 Thank you folks for making the attendance policy work. Together we can make a big difference. This is how tomorrow moves. Love you guys. Corporate   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years Posted: 18 August 2015 What's scary about a merger with UP? I'm sure they can run a railroad better than CSX. CSX could be a great railroad if the board of directors would show the Ward the door..Ward and his bunch has cost us vusiness. Sure things are slow in a lot of markets however I've seen some business leave CSX and go with other railroads or other modes of transportation on the Huntington Division because CSX would rather have people furloughed instead of working and therefore not able to meet customer demands. Can't blame the customer. Does UPS or JB Hunt turn customers away because they don't have the manpower? I doubt it   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 17 August 2015 IR Don't scare us with that thought of CSX & UP mergering. STB wouldn't allow UP to ever procreate ever again! Their testicles have been removed.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 30+ years Posted: 17 August 2015 Oh now, hundreds is a lot. What's the plan? Each & every situation, terminal, etc., to be handled by FNGs with no RR experience or just ignored & overlooked as much as possible?   Name: IR E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 17 August 2015 RE;$$$$Dated June 12, 2015: The UP announced a lay-off of hundreds of management employees in the coming months in order to improve the bottom as they said. Many believes that the Hedge Fund managers are hovering and--an announcement of more lay-offs is imminent. UP & CSX merger coming soon!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 30+ years Posted: 13 August 2015 From a die-hard democratic anti-company union man: Anymore, this website sucks as bad as csx, if not worse.   Name: UPS E-mail: Employed as: CSX Customer, for N/A Posted: 13 August 2015 Rumor around the corporate office is that UPS will not be renewing our contract with CSX next holiday season.   Name: Raptor E-mail: Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year Posted: 13 August 2015 Its a good thing Michael Ward never visits past the regional building or i would have no way to make my truck payment. I think craft employees are right there are too many chiefs and not enough indians.But fuck safety....safety is a way of loosing out on my bonus....id like to rip a pin off this car and shove it sideways up your ass! Oh harassment policy...suck my over grown harry nut sack   Name: Selkirk E-mail: Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year Posted: 13 August 2015 Hump,hump,hump, we are tramsportaion we dont give a fuck about your safety! Im hungry for my bonus. So what i have little man syndrome you cant touch me or you will get fired! Now get back to work you little pee ons. Its a good thing michael ward never comes in the yard or i would be fucked...   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years Posted: 12 August 2015 The reason for the low morale of employees is all on CSX. When employees are worried about having a job week to week because this sorry outfit is all on CSX and Ward. Of course Ward doesn't have to worry about this because he has millions of dollars. He's a sorry CEO and a son of a bitch. With that said how does this bunch expect employees to feel..seriously I'm to come to work with a positive attitude knowing the only reason I'm working this week is because other people are on vacation..get real..fuck you Ward   Name: Retired now E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 12 August 2015 Railroading can be\is a hard life. Working the road, especially "call lists" unassigned freight and/or bridge\track gangs, heck, any "extra list" etc., is much harder still. For the amount of time spent at work, or subject to work, the pay is not that great. Many things are better now days: the equipment & rolling stock, the lodging, operational changes..... Normal for RRers to bitch & complain. Did notice over the years that there is a less of that from employees that worked regular jobs with regular hours. CSX has alienated too many customers & employees. Railroading is not for everybody. An employee, no matter the craft, should be treated with dignity & respect. Not made to feel that they should be butt-kissing humbly grateful to just have a job. There is way too much aggravation & stress & tension. In the operating rule book for the trans. dept. there are rules regarding being civil, courteous, & not be quarrelsome. EVERYONE should adhere to those & be held accountable if they don't. Things need to change. Maybe there ought to be a total housecleaning starting at the top management on down. Employee morale, stock worth, on & on, should be better. Maybe the big shots have ideas - they plan for things looking at years ahead. Unions always have to play catch-up.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 11 August 2015 I have seen a lot of young folks that wanted a railroad (transportation) career. It was (IS) really hard to get on the payroll with any railroad, some spent years trying to just get on anywhere. It is the same today, they pay well and the reason for that is it is a life style. It would be easier to join the Hell's Angels and be a prospect in a motorcycle gang for 30 years than to work for the RR. The nights run in to days, the months run into years, and the holidays never matter the trains just keep on calling, and running, with you or without you. If you decide you have had enough of making money, and a lot of it, just refuse a call. See ya later bye.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: CSX Customer, for N/A Posted: 11 August 2015 As a customer I don't put any blame on the train crew. Instead I place the blame on the local management and top executives. CSX has the attitude toward it's customers is it's our way or no way. As if they are the only cost effective service out there. Well that mentality does not work for me and my company and that's why NS is picking up our contract in September and we are purchasing trucks to haul goods within a 500 mile radius of our distribution center. Maybe we will consider CSX after Ward is out of there along with his puppets.   Name: LV E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 10 August 2015 There is going to be hell to pay, when Management starts fucking with your days off!! CSX DOES SUCK!   Name: VLC E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 10 August 2015 NOTICE NOTICE NOTICE IT HAS BEEN BROUGHT TO OUR ATTENTION THAT BEGINNING NEXT WEEK THE CARRIER WILL START ENFORCING PARTS OF THE BLET SYSTEM AGREEMENT THAT WAS RATIFIED IN JANUARY. THE FIRST SET WILL BEGING WITH LONG POOLS BEING SET UP AS 6-2 WITH REST DAYS HAVING TO BE OBSERVED UNLESS YOU ARE FORCED ONTO REST FOR FRA START RULES. THE POOLS WILL BE SELF SUBSTAINING AND NO SPOT WILL BE FILLED WITH AN EXTRA BOARD ENGINEER UNLESS ALL TURNS ARE EXHAUSTED OR VACANT DUE TO SCHEDULED MARK OFF...ETC.. THE AGREEMENT IS VERY CLEAR THAT POOL CREWS ARE NOT TO BE USED FOR EXTRA WORK OFF OF THEIR POOLS UNLESS BOARDS ARE COMPLETELY EXHAUSTED. POOL CREWS NEED TO FILE CLAIMS IMMEDIATELY WHEN BEING USED AS J JOBS AND OTHER DOG CATCHING JOBS WHEN THERE ARE ANY EXTRA BOARD ENGINEERS AVAILABLE. IF MADE TO DO SO YOU MUST FILE CLAIMS TO BE MADE WHOLE. NO MORE COMBINED SHORT TRIPS AND TIME CONSUMED. IF YOU HAVENT READ THE PROPOSAL YOU BETTER GET ONE AND GET ON IT! THERE ARE SEVERAL AREAS OF OUR WORK RULES THAT ARE CHANGING AND SOME ARE GOING TO BE A MESS WHEN THEY ARE IMPLEMENTED. THE WORST OF ALL WILL BE THE PROCEDURE FOR TAKING EARLY MARK OFF. THE WAY IT IS WORDED WILL PRETTY MUCH PUT YOU AT THE MERCY OF THE SUPERVISORS AND MAKE IT HARD AS HELL TO BE OFF EARLY ENOUGHT TO CATCH PLANE FLIGHTS AND OTHER SERIOUS SCHEDULES THAT YOU HAVE MADE BEFORE YOUR VACATIONS TIME. THE CLAUSE WHERE THEY CAN WORK YOU ON A JOB THAT KEEPS YOU AT YOUR HOME TERMINAL WILL BE THE BIGGEST THORN. IF THE CARRIER FEELS THERE IS ENOUGH MANPOWER TO ALLOW YOU TO MARK OFF EARLY THEN YOU WILL BE GRANTED THE EARLY LAY OFF. IF THEY FEEL THERE IS A SHORTAGE YOU WILL STAY MARKED UP AND AVAILABLE FOR THEM TO SUMMONS YOU IN FOR A LOCAL JOB OR JOB THAT KEEPS YOU AT HOME. YOU CAN NOT, AND LET ME REPEAT THIS, CAN NOT BE CALLED AFTER 2000 WHEN GOING INTO A SCHEDULED DAY OFF. HOWEVER, NOTHING STOPS THEM FROM CALLING YOU AT 1759 AND FORCING YOU ONTO A JOB THAT MAY INTERFERE WITH YOU PLANS THE MORNING OF YOUR OFF DAY. READ THIS AGREEMENT UNTIL YOU GET IT MEMORIZED. BE PREPARED TO HAVE YOUR PLANS TOTALLY SCREWED UP WHEN THE DECISIONS IS LEFT IN THE HANDS OF MANAGMENT TO DECIDE IF YOUR REASON FOR EARLY MARK OFF IS GOOD ENOUGH. FAVORITES ARE PLAYED AND WILL CONTINUE TO BE PLAYED. GET READY FOR THE HORSE AND PONY SHOW TO START.   Name: Retired FRA Inspector E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years Posted: 09 August 2015 FRA Ret: I take it you worked for FRA. What state? I worked in Ohio. Retired now, employed as conductor, for 30+ years: Some FRA employees were definitely in the pockets of railroad management. But I was not. I took an oath to enforce the laws, rules and regulations of FRA and never forgot it. And outbound trains being delayed because of the defects I found never bothered me in the least. At one time, we had FRA regional administrators that would back us, but that ended. When the CSX Toledo Terminal superintendent started harassing and stalking me, I had to call the local police to get him off my back. The people I worked for at FRA would do nothing. That's why I retired. And they didn't even fill my job. So Ohio went from four inspectors to three. And now I understand there will only be two after another MP&R inspector retired.   Name: Retired now E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 08 August 2015 Hell, to me\us, it always seemed like the FRA was way, way more company friendly than worker friendly. Safety: honestly & truthfully: same ol' rhetoric, same ol' double standard BS. The more things change - the more they stay the same.   Name: FRA Ret E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 08 August 2015 In my opinion, all of that safety equipment and harassment does not make CSX any safer, it just makes them look safer............................ .............................................................................................................................................. Preception is reality. So, in a way, you’re correct.   Name: Retired FRA Inspector E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years Posted: 08 August 2015 FRA Ret: Are you also retired from FRA? In my opinion, all of that safety equipment and harassment does not make CSX any safer, it just makes them look safer. And FRA licks it up like a cat licking cream.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: CSX Customer, for N/A Posted: 07 August 2015 As a CSX customer all I can say is bring back Southern..my company will not renew with CSX..local management lies to us about the reasons for delays in receiving my products. Southern is not the fastest either however they were normally 4-6 hours later than scheduled or expected..CSX is at least 12 hours or in some cases a day later. CSX convinced us that their services were more costly than Southern but they were a premium service...well we are going back to Southern..at least I know my product will at least show up that day   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 1-10 years Posted: 07 August 2015 Ward is a horrible CEO..combine that with a horrible board of directors and what does equal..disaster..Ward should go ahead and go before he does any further damage. I love how boards are being cut to a minimum and customers are not being serviced at a consistent level..actually they are consistent..it's called slow if your lucky to get serviced at all...How tomorrow moves..slowly   Name: Virlon E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years Posted: 07 August 2015 CSX IS ALMOST GETTING LIKE MISSOURI PACIFIC. "I WASN'T ALWAYS STuPid"   Name: Kyle E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 07 August 2015 I want to wear Csx helmet when I am working the ground or sitting in the cab. I love trains and the CSX.   Name: FRA Ret E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 07 August 2015 It really all comes down to lawsuits. The Railroads in general don’ t want accidents and personal injuries. That’s money out of thir pockets. We now have safety glasses, ear plugs, bright colored vests, cameras in the cab, etc. My guess is, hard hats will be next. That’s what “ALL” the harassment is about....follow the money. CSX just goes way overboard, and that actually cost them more money in the long run with low productivity. How many Laborboard cases do they lose, 90%? I’ve read somewhere CSX has more pending than the other big three combined. That should tell them something.   Name: Retired FRA Inspector E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years Posted: 07 August 2015 Ditto for me. I hated CSX and its managers. When I retired three years ago, it seemed far worse than NS ever was.   Name: FRA Retired E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 07 August 2015 I'm seeing die hard railroaders that took pride in their work and do their best to get trains from one end of the road to the other now dogging trains and don't care if they turn a wheel or not.......... ................................................................................................................................. “DOGING” trains? I think what you mean is, giving CSX what they “say” they expect, 100% rules compliance. That’s not doging.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 1-10 years Posted: 07 August 2015 I've been with CSX for nearly 10 years now and the morale is the lowest I've ever seen. I'm seeing die hard railroaders that took pride in their work and do their best to get trains from one end of the road to the other now dogging trains and don't care if they turn a wheel or not. And truthfully I'm there with them. My goal is to dog ever possible train I can. CSX doesn't care if the freight gets moved so why should I care..fuck these bastards..fuck you Ward   Name: ALeak Young E-mail: Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 1-10 years Posted: 06 August 2015 Some of you Employees make us Supervisor's do drugs!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 05 August 2015 True. Sad, but true. CSX employee morale is as low as whale dung on the bottom of an ocean.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years Posted: 05 August 2015 The sad thing is so many employees want to do a good job and are willing to help increase the financial performance, and yet consistently get hostile acts from CSX, who seem to think cracking down is the way to go. It is, if you want to fail.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 04 August 2015 Could post volumes. The type of advice & history/info from just the last 40+ years that many ought to know & understand if they now do not & it could\should\would be helpful. Trouble is: the company may read it also, so....not here.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 04 August 2015 Illegal trophy big game hunters are pretty low on the bar too....gotta do something to make up for their small penis.....reminds me of a banner test as well.....LOOKY WHAT I GOT !!!.....   Name: well.??? E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 03 August 2015 Other 1-10 Ok. You want us to bite. Quit your bull shitting and spill what u know so we can move on to more important stuff like GETTING OUR BUTTS SCREWED BY MANAGEMENT. Your distraction won't work long anyway. Everyone is sick of the bullshit!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 03 August 2015 Not Biting. Pedofiles are the lowest of all lows, sure am glad I don't have three in my immediate family.   Name: Not biting E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years Posted: 03 August 2015 Cond. 1-10 Go away mole......   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 02 August 2015 Pedophiles are the sickest and lowest of all lows.   Name: not fooled E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 02 August 2015 OTHER/NON What I meant to say was company mole! So which post is making csx uncomfortable??? You only come out from under your rock when they are squirming in their seat... No body cares about the old lbt crap anymore. You got to come up with some better bait than that. Really? OH...for those of you that thought you were going to get a break from the tag team on the monon and Crawfordsville jobs, sorry but no go. They were broke up but TM Hershiser was knocked out of his move with Kosner and forced to stay at avon yard. So they will both be floating around the area. No relief for the hard working man. WATCH YOUR BACKS.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 31 July 2015 Haven't heard much on LBT lately. I have read some of her postings and she states she is a christen, good for her I hope she states the truth.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 31 July 2015 Railroad Retirement: While actively working the retirement taxes paid by RR employees & RR employers are expensive. RR Retire. sickness & unemployment benefits suck. Retirement annuities (pension benefits) are sweet though.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years Posted: 31 July 2015 Mine is 2,300 a month and better than ssa. Gotta love the RRB.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years Posted: 29 July 2015 Mine is 2,500.00 a month. Took a cut at 62 with 28 yrs. of service...   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 1-10 years Posted: 28 July 2015 If I were a CSX customer I would be jumping ship if I could. Right now the boards are cut to a bare minimum and trains are being delayed or in some cases annulled. Customers are being told we have no engines for your train when at times that is the case. But the truth is there's no men on the board..and this is the case most times..right now it's pick and choose which customer is more important. I think it's funny that we are a transportation company and CSX has the mentality of we don't care if we move the trains or not. CSX is a total joke..what does it matter if you have engines and no men to put on them? CSX cares nothing for their customers or their employees..If you are on the Huntington Division hell it takes damn near 10 years of service or mote just to hold a job..we just business away here   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 28 July 2015 Maybe someone like RR Jim will be honest and post his RRR money. It is not really a secret, but just might enlighten a few. I will post mine and it is 1800.00 per month and my wife is 900.00 that is 2700.00. that is a far cry from 6,000.00. The often missed asset is the Defined Benefit retirement plan. If you leave the RR industry, be very careful, look for the plans and be selective. it is a win / loose situation. OK you are up Jim.   Name: Mr.Ward,CEO CSXt E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years Posted: 27 July 2015 Aww! Thanks Pete Kerlin for being such a great csx Employee! Railroader of the month of July.   Name: no more dues E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 27 July 2015 UTU/BLE WHAT THE HELL IS GOING ON AND WHAT THE HELL IS WRONG WITH YOU. HAVE YOU TOTALLY JUST LOST YOUR MINDS OR HAS YOUR FAT PADDED POCKET THAT ARE LINED WITH OUR HARD EARNED MONEY JUST TURNED YOU INTO A BUNCH OF CARRIER SUCK UP LEACHES. HOW LONG ARE YOU GOING TO LET CSX RAPE THE HELL OUT OF OUR AGREEMENTS. ROAD CREWS FORCED TO WORK 10-15 MILES OUT OF THEIR ADVERTISED LIMITS AND TOLD THEY DONT GET A TICKET OR A DIME EXTRA. INSIDE THEIR SO CALLED TERMINAL LIMITS. HOW LONG BEFORE THEY EXTEND THEIR LIMITS ANOTHER 20 MILES AND START MAKING US WORK BOTH DIRECTIONS ON LINE OF ROAD. ITS ALREADY STARTING AND YOUR JUST SITING ON YOUR ARSSES AND LETTING IT HAPPEN. HOW ABOUT TURNING CREWS WHEN THEY GET TO THE AWAY FROM HOME TERMINAL AND NOT PAYING THEM A DIME FOR THE TRIP BACK. WHAT THE HELL IS UP WITH THAT CRAP. WE ARE ON THE CLOCK ARENT WE. WE ARENT IN OUR OWN VEHICLES ARE WE. WE ARENT ON OUR OWN PRIVATE TIME. WHAT THE HELL MAKES THEM THINK WE SHOULDNT BE PAID TO SIT FOR 3-4 HOURS IN A WAGON FOR THE COMPANY AND NOT BE COMPENSATED FOR OUR TRIP AND TIME. THRU ROAD FREIGHT CREWS ARE BEING FORCED TO STOP IN LINE OF ROAD AND SWITCH OUT THEIR TRAINS TO REBLOCK THEM BECAUSE THE TMS FIND OUT THE TRAIN WASNT BUILT TO THEIR LIKING OUT OF THE OTHER TERMINAL. AVON HAS A HUMP. WHAT THE HELL IS A HUMP FOR. SORTING CARS! THRU ROAD FREIGHT CREWS SPEND 25 FRICKIN HOURS IN A HOTEL AND GET SCREWED ON THE WAY HOME BECAUSE THE TM WANTS THE TRAINS BLOCKED TO BREAK UP WHEN THEY GET IN THE RECEVING YARD. FLAT SWITCHING AND BLOCKING YOUR TRAINS IN LINE OF ROAD IS A BUNCH OF SHIT. POOR PLANNING ON THE TERMINALS PART DOESNT CONSTITUTE AN EMERGENCY ON OURS. USE YOUR DAMN HUMP. THATS WHAT ITS FOR. USE YOUR YARD CREWS. THATS WHAT THEY ARE FOR. UTU/BLE.... YOU WONT BE LINING YOUR POCKETS WHEN WE SAY ENOUGH IS ENOUGH AND WE STOP PAYING THEM. WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO WHEN SEVERAL HUNDRED MEMBERS TELL YOU TO STICK IT. MAKE THEM REACH IN THEIR POCKETS AND GET THE YARD SWITCHERS BACK. TOSS THOSE GREEN BOXES AND GET SOME REAL CREWS WORKING THE YARDS. GET THE ROUST ABOUT CREWS BACK. WORKING ROAD CREWS 12 DAMN HOURS EVERY TRIP IS BECOMING THE NORM WITH THE EXTRA SWITCHING WORK BEING FORCED ON THEM. PAY THE CREWS FOR THEIR TIME IN THE WAGONS. BEEN A LONG TIME COMING UTU/BLE. BEEN A LONG TIME SINCE THE MEMBERS RALLIED. DONT THINK IT CANT HAPPEN AGAIN?   Name: Aleak Young E-mail: Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 10-20 years Posted: 23 July 2015 I need better dope!   Name: loosing pools E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 22 July 2015 first off im not a csx suckhole I think 99% of managers are idiots.some people here thinks im bitching, but im not, I really don't care about the pools. see I have my 11 personal days , my daily vacations days and I also mark off sick when the days I want and are taken. see I put my time in here to have these days to use to mark off. what do people expect? this is the railroad ,people knew what they were singing up for. a new hire thinks I don't want to work weekends, i don't want to work nights and I want to mark off when I want, as many times I want. where dose it ends? csx needs to move trains that's what we get paid to do , not " well I had 2 good trips I can mark off fmla for 3 days." and this happens every week probably every where. all I can say is i can see csx side of this. when a hot stack train is sitting on the main for hours on a Saturday afternoon during the summer cause they don't have a crew for hours. I be pissed too. the pools moving dosnt affect me at all so I don't really care. you know who should care, are the new hires who are going to get furlough cause of a few bad apples.   Name: Aleak Young E-mail: Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 1-10 years Posted: 19 July 2015 Does anyone here know where I can get some good crack?   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 19 July 2015 Roselake, Aleak Young = Racial discrimination, incompetence, and employees not wanting to work for young and him being on drugs   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years Posted: 19 July 2015 "losing road pool" and your post: Nothing further from the truth regarding swap of pools, while there are those who perhaps abuse FMLA, the balance of those who have FMLA have been forced into using it BECAUSE of the Carriers attendance policies (plural because they change week to week flavor of the day). Even those within the Carrier have suggested to those who run afoul of the policies that they get FMLA for legitimate reasons. There is culpability on both sides. I'll also say that there is issues with FMLA at EVERY terminal not just one terminal. Been that way before FMLA, it'll be that way until the end of the railroad or other workplace no matter what location you're in. As to the pools, again it's the flavor of the day. Been told "double ended pools are a thing of the past" by Carrier officials and "this will make it easier to regulate" (read eliminate DH) which is a fallacy because when you have so many entities that can call trains and none are accountable, you get what you get. So your post is way of base as to the moves boiling down to "certain individuals" , and as the old saying goes: "if you haven't heard a good rumour by 10am start one" but at least start one that has a shred of truth to it.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years Posted: 18 July 2015 Who is that prick TM trying to stalk employees posting here?   Name: alert!!!! E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years Posted: 17 July 2015 Alert to all If you work at Avon be careful who you talk to about posting on this site. A particular train master who's name has been used on here very frequently was heard telling others that he was given a list of names of people who have made post about him. The guy who is sucking up to the train master claims he knows who is using each cover name on their post. Not sure how he would know but there is a major snitch at Avon yard. If anyone can figure out who he is let everyone know and post his name for others. There is no doubt this train master will stalk and set up anyone who's name was on the list. What a piece of crap! Have to be a real low life to run to a tm and rat on fellow workers! Watch your backs!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year Posted: 16 July 2015 Trump for president.........Wow !!!!!!!!!!!   Name: Glad E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 14 July 2015 The co. abolishing jobs, pools, for whatever reason(s), is nothing new. 40 yrs. of dealing with that type of crap: co-worker vs. co-worker, employee vs. employer, terminal vs. terminal, division vs. division......CSX does Suck. Hell, the truth is, railroading sucks. Glad (& thankful - to be outta there)   Name: loosing road pools E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 14 July 2015 buffalo lost both of there short pools ,west and east pool in 11 days. rumor has it, its because every one especially certain individuals and new hires are always marking off f.m.l.a. every weekend. theses are the same employees who brag about how much they abuse it and say "what are they going to do about it, its a law, they cant do nothing to me" well they can and did something about it.they gave the work to other terminals. whats funny now these are now the same individuals crying there going to lose there jobs.   Name: GC E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years Posted: 13 July 2015 SSA COVERED ENGINEERS LISTEN UP ENGINEERS! Before you bombard the General Chairman's office with any more phone calls get out your agreement and read it with a fine tooth comb. When you file a claim you have to make sure your are submitting it for the proper reason and under the proper article. No one should have to explain to you how red tape and minor errors can cause delays and screw up the simplest of claims. One of the biggest violations that is occurring is under aticle 56. SHORT TURN AROUND SERVICE ORIGINATES AT THE HOME TERMINAL. LET ME SAY IT AGAIN....HOME TERMINAL. When you are a road freight engineer and are called out of your away from home terminal the rules of the agreement are totally different. READ ARTICLE 51 very closely. This is where the road crews are getting severely screwed. Read your questions and answers sections. Q3-A3 states very clearly if you are on a trip rated job this trip payment will apply for EACH INDIVIDUAL TRIP. NO COMBINED SERVICE CRAP. BLACK AND WHITE. NO GRAY AREA. EACH TRAIN WILL BE CONSIDERED INDIVIDUAL! YOU ARE NOT TO MAKE A SECOND TRIP WITHOUT BEING RUN THROUGH YOU HOME TERMINAL UNLESS IT IS AN EMERGENCY BUT YOU STILL ARE TO BE PAID FOR EACH TRIP When you get to you home terminal after being called out to run a train home from your away terminal YOU CAN NOT BE USED AS SHORT TURN AROUND SERVICE ARTICLE 68. If they want to use you as such you put your time ticket off and they should put you under another type of service on a new ticket. They are to tell you specifically that you are being used for short turn around. NOT DOG CATCHING as they call it. MAKE THEM TELL YOU THIS SPECIFICALLY. YOU WILL NEED THIS FOR YOUR CLAIM IF THEY REFUSE TO LET YOU MARK YOUR ROAD TICKET OFF AND GIVE YOU A NEW SHORT TURN AROUND TICKET. AGAIN, SHORT TURN AROUND SERVICE MUST ORIGINATE FROM THE HOME TERMINAL ON THE VERY FIRST CALL. DO NOT LET THEM TELL YOU THAT YOUR TRIP IS ORIGINATING FROM THE HOME TERMINAL. YOU MUST BE CALLED TO WORK FROM YOUR HOME TO REPORT TO YOUR HOME TERMINAL TO BE CLASSIFIED AS SHORT TURN AROUND SERVICE! ARTICLE 57. ROAD SERVICE. READ SECTION 5! ROAD TURN AROUND SERVICE. THE MOST IMPORTANT NOTE HERE IS PARAGRAPH 1. THE MILEAGE MUST EXCEED 35 MILES FROM THE HOME TERMINAL TO RELEIVING POINT. IF IT DOES NOT IT IS IN VIOLATION OF THE AGREEMENT. THE COMPANY AVOIDS THIS ARTICLE LIKE THE PLAGUE! THEY ARE NOT SUPPOSED TO CALL YOU AS A J-JOB FOR THESE TRAINS. THEY ARE TO BE ISSUED AS "R" JOBS AND YOU WILL BE PAID FOR EVERY TRIP YOU MAKE. ROAD CREWS WHO ROLL IN FROM THEIR AWAY FROM HOME TERMINAL WETHER THEY ARE DEADHEADED OR NOT ARE TO BE GIVEN A NEW TICKET FOR EVERY TRAIN THEY GET INCLUDING PAY FOR THE DEADHEAD. YOU ARE NOT IN SHORT TURN AROUND SERVICE! YOU ARE ORIGINATING FROM YOUR AWAY FROM HOME TERMINAL! READ....READ....READ THESE ARTICLE THOROUGHLY. CARRY A COPY OF THEM WITH YOU AT ALL TIMES. IF THE DTO OR CHIEF REFUSES ANY INBOUND UNASSIGNED ROAD FREIGHT CREW THE ADDITIONAL TICKETS THEY RIGHTFULLY DESERVE YOU SHOW THE ARITLCE TO YOUR SUPERVISORS. WHEN YOU SEND IN YOUR CLAIM BE SPECIFIC AS TO WHO YOU SHOWED IT TO AND WHO REFUSED TO ISSUE ANOTHER TICKET TO THE CREW. ROAD CREWS ARE BEING WHIPPED AND BEAT BECAUSE OF THE MANPOWER SHORTAGES ON THE EXTRA BOARDS. NO CREW WANTS TO BE AWAY FROM HOME 24-48 HOURS AND THEN AFTER A LONG TRIP HOME TOLD THEY HAVE MORE TRAINS TO WORK AFTER THEY GET TO THEIR HOME TERMINALS AND THEY ARENT GOING TO RECIEVE ONE RED CENT FOR THE EXTRA WORK THAT THEY ARE FORCED TO DO. TERMINAL LIMITS HAVE NOTHING TO DO WITH THE TRIP RATED MILES. A TERMINAL COULD EXTEND 10 MILES PAST YOUR ENDING ADVERTISED TRIP LOCATION AND MILES YOU ARE PAID TO TRAVEL. DO NOT LET THE SUPERVISORS SNOW BALL YOU WITH THE OLD " YOUR WORKING IN YOUR TERMINAL LIMITS CRAP"! YARD CREWS AND EXTRA BOARD CREWS ARE SUPPOSED TO BE USED FOR THESE SO CALLED TERMINAL LIMITS JOBS. IF THEY ARE NOT AVAILABLE THEN ROAD FREIGHT CREWS ARE TO BE PAID AS STATED IN THE AGREEMENT. IF YOU DONT GET PAID PUT IN A TRIP ADJUSTMENT CLAIM FOR THE EXTRA MILES WORKED BEYOND YOUR ADVERISED TRIP RATE. IT DOESNT MATTER IF IT IS JUST 5 MILES. EVERY MILE COUNTS! PUT IN A LAP BACK CLAIM FOR GOING BEYOND YOUR ENDING LOCATION AND REVERSING BACK IN ANOTHER DIRECTION TO YOUR ORGINAL END TRIP LOCATION. YOU HAVE ADVERTISED LIMITS AND SPECIFIC MILES. BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC ON YOUR CLAIM AS TO WHAT THEY MADE YOU DO AND WHERE. LETS WORK TOGETHER HERE BROTHERS AND GET THIS ABUSE NIPPED IN THE BUTT NOW. GET THESE CLAIMS IN. READ YOUR ARTICLES . FILE A CLAIM FOR EVERY ARTICLE THAT IS VIOLATED. YOUR LOSING YOUR AGREEMENT RIGHTS AND YOUR PROTECTED WORKING CONDITIONS. QUIT COMPLAING ABOUT CLAIMS NOT BEING PAID BECAUSE YOU JUST WANT THE MONEY. CLAIMS ARE THERE TO MAKE THE CARRIER PAY A PENALTY FOR VIOLATING OUR AGREEMENT. THEY ARE NOT THEIR TO SUPPLEMENT YOUR INCOME. YOU WANT TO STOP HAVING YOUR TAIL ENDS WORKED OFF AFTER A LONG HARD TRIP AND TIME OFF AWAY FROM HOME THEN FILE AS MANY AGREEMENT VIOLATIONS CLAIMS AS POSSIBLE. OTHERWISE YOU ARE JUST GOING TO HAVE TO LEARN TO LIVE WITH IT!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 12 July 2015 Agree - Enough..... How about going back many years & changing other things too? Like the trade agreements, etc., etc., etc. And - The whole world as it is in day & age?   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for N/A Posted: 10 July 2015 Donald Trump For President: Lets get rid of all this political correctness Bull Shit that's ruining our country!   Name: Retired FRA Inspector E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years Posted: 08 July 2015 Former Jitney driver: I've been retired over three years now and haven't kept up with what FRA has done or hasn't done, nor do I care to. You can contact FRA via it's Internet site. Again, OSHA or the Federal Motor Carrier Administration may be able to help you. Good luck.   Name: Former Jitney driver E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 08 July 2015 To anyone or like, Retired FRA Inspector. Are the subcontracted jitney or drivers who drive the rail employee around, any transportaion drivers covered under the FRA federal railroad act? Whisleblower etc... Thanks   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 07 July 2015 Well FRA Ret, Don't have to do any research or studying. Am well aware..........   Name: FRA Ret E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 07 July 2015 "For various reasons, management bastards take care of their own. If a rotten supervisor gets removed & elects to stay in csx management (have seen it many times), he/she can end up in a more desirable position in a more desirable (to them) location.” ............................................................................................................... Well, that’s not just the RR industry and CXST, it’s everywhere in life, even with lawyers. It is called “The Peter Principle.” Read about it or just google it.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 07 July 2015 For various reasons, management bastards take care of their own. If a rotten supervisor gets removed & elects to stay in csx management (have seen it many times), he/she can end up in a more desirable position in a more desirable (to them) location.   Name: News Flash E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years Posted: 07 July 2015 Hey CSX EVERYONE knows that your lawyers and your public relations department monitors this site everyday. Did it ever occur to you that maybe there just might be something going on with the conduct of this trainmaster by the name of Edwards. Have you ever seen any post about other supervisors that were so vile and full of pure hate. There hasn't been just one or two, but several over the last year. The whip and beat mentality and the "IM THE BOSS AND ITS YOUR WORD AGAINST MINE MENTALITY" has earned this character a death wish to hell numerous times. So please explain how you intend to look into this. You have an ethics policy don't you? You have to have received complaints through your ethic hotline. Just how do you handle a supervisor that obviously has a serious personality problem and cant handle dealing with people? Just curious what steps the company takes to control the damage with the public and customers after they have read all these post!   Name: FRA Ret E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 06 July 2015 "This is a lible act that Donny may now prosecute. The truth always comes out in the end. Made up story vs FACTS.” ................................................................................................................................................ That’s exactly what I told the administrator of this website. He should have removed that post and a number of other ones.   Name: Get A Life E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years Posted: 06 July 2015 Sexual harassment with a minor is public record and the perpetrator would be required to register as a sexual offender. Since this is public record, Donny (Donald) Workman is not on any sexual predator list. Also, reports are public and can be obtained from the public recorders office of any claims against him. There is no such record as this is a falsified claim against him. This is a pathetic story made up by "adults" to try and ruin someone's life. This is a lible act that Donny may now prosecute. The truth always comes out in the end. Made up story vs FACTS.   Name: nunya E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year Posted: 06 July 2015 Well i know this if he did any sexual acts with a minor he would be in prison lol...get a life...someone with some sense needs to remove this kind of garbage   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 01 July 2015 Just want to express my deep hatred for that fat fuck worthless piece of shit Brian(SHAMU)Edwards. Your a poster boy for your dad should've blew his load in your moms ass!!! I hope you meet a horrible tragic death you cocksucker!!! I heard your wife likes to get gangbanged by at least 3 guys lol. Fuck you Brian Edwards!!!   Name: Fed up E-mail: Employed as: Engine repair, for 1-10 years Posted: 30 June 2015 Cumberland Locomotive Shop...what a disgrace. Operated with lies,fear, idiots, and intimidation.James Brown and his clowns upstairs are liars and incompetent fools. They hire managers that know nothing so they can be their muppets. If u go upstairs to ask questions you run into the first clown Candice and with her is sure to be the other incompetent rude clown Gail. They don't know a thing, they are rude, arrogant, ignorant, and plain stupid. They sit around talking smack on other employees to make themselves feel better. Next is the managers....all they know are numbers....safety doesn't mean jack, although they preach the crap out of it. Only one good manager there and that is Greg Amazqua. They rest of them jack wagons are pretty much worthless. Then you have James Brown upstairs, the holy one himself....he is nothing but a liar, cheat, and a racist pig. Call ethics on him and nothing gets done. He thrives on fear and intimidation. He ran the only good person we had upstairs off, the one that knew everything and would do anything to help you. We all miss Cindy Edwards and would do anything to get her back. In conclusion, it's no wonder everyone is trying to leave Cumberland Locomotive Shop. It used to be a great place to work.....Now it just SUCKS!!!!!!   Name: Nunya E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year Posted: 30 June 2015 Be on the look out for a conductor at CSX in the Avon terminal. He is a child molestor by the name of Donny Workman. He has engaged in sexual acts with a 13 year old female. The father of the female brought this to the attention of a few fellow co-workers and in turn was reported to Jacksonville with no avail. HE'S STILL WORKING AND SHOULD BE IN PRISON!   Name: E-mail: Borlandkerry@gmal.com Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 1-10 years Posted: 29 June 2015 I would like to hear comments stories about Dennis Rhodes.please feel free to email me...thank you   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years Posted: 29 June 2015 Concerning the Confederate Flag in Tampa. I'm retired now and don't have to put up with the CSX BS anymore. Not long after they finally decided on a name for the "family lines" a black crew caller was promoted to Term. Supt. in Hamlet. The guy evidently had a chip on his shoulder dating back to the days of slavery. He found a car in a parking lot with a Confederate tag on the front. After finding out who it belonged to, the employee was called on the carpet, reamed out and told not to come back on the property with that tag again. A white clerk was eating lunch one day and had an extra banana which she offered to this same black guy. There was nothing racial meant by it. Just a kind offer. The white lady was publically humiliated by the supt., accusing her of trying to humiliate him. It finally got so bad that the black supt. was transferred to Jax. and given a job that was especially created for him at the "Purple Palace." Anyone remember Mr. J.W. Terry?   Name: Me E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 28 June 2015 If that really happened in Tampa, that employee needs to get a Lawyer ASAP.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 28 June 2015 Transportation Employee pulled out of service in Tampa for displaying the Confederate flag on his vehicle when some CSX employees complained about it.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 27 June 2015 Its pretty obvious that CSX isn't run by people with railroad experience. This place runs by the seat of its pants. Its no wonder they are in a position for a hostile takeover. Plain stupidity when it comes to management.   Name: Retired FRA Inspector E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years Posted: 27 June 2015 Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years: The C&O was also a good railroad to work for until the merger with the B&O. I worked for the C&O as a machinist apprentice when that merger took place and witnessed the nastiness of B&O management first hand. When I was furloughed from the C&O in January 1967, I went to Jacksonville, FL to apply for a job on the SAL. They also had people furloughed, so I was not hired. But the shop superintendent I spoke with was a very nice person and I knew that would be a very good railroad to work for. I hired out with FRA in 1978 and then observed that N&W and Southern management were even worse than Chessie's. A few years ago, CSX adopted the NS management culture and NS began treating it's employees better. That started when NS dumped Tony Ingram and his side kick Brown. Guess who then hired them...CSX of course. CSX also dumped them, but their management style seemed to stay. When it got to the point that CSX seemed to own the FRA managers I worked for, I pulled the pin and retired.   Name: Tired of it E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 26 June 2015 Watch out on the St. Louis Line. Brian stinky ass Edwards, Darren UTU reject Hershitzer and Joe "not as fat as Brian Edwards" Berry, but he used to be. Have completely shut down Terre Haute for the next 2 week's! But who are the hurting by firing everyone? By the way Brian,who's your wife sleeping with since she's not with you anymore!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years Posted: 26 June 2015 I went to work with the former SAL RR. Seaboard was a good RR to work for but things started going downhill in every way imaginable after the ACL crowd took over and all the other Family Lines mergers came about. I was glad to say goodbye to CSX. My son is a conductor and he's always telling me how the little "CS" college boys are screwing up. No more working up thru the ranks. Mr. John W. Smith, who was SAL president when I started to work was a former clerk , sweeping floors and worked his way to the top. A heck of a nice guy. As soon as CSX gets these young "goofballs" hired and teach them how to mash a button on a radio, they are put in charge of calling the shots up in "The Romper Room." I miss the comraderie and good times I had with my fellow employees but CSX and their incompetent 90 day wonders can KMA.   Name: Iced E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 26 June 2015 To anyone who hears the Bull about cost savings, cutting the fat or any other terms that describe the efforts by CSX needs to look around. There is nothing new to this BS strategy by CSX. Posturing for a take over or whatever comes down the pipeline. Understand this, money can sway a good man to decide some really stupid decisions based upon fear. Another takeover strategy, only means the sky will be falling once again.   Name: Retired Trainmaster, AT&SF E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years Posted: 25 June 2015 "How come the other Class I railroads don't have this problem?????” .............................................................................................................................. Their management and officers are (mostly) railroaders, not bean counters. CSXT is always called “The Wooden Axle Road,” by the other carriers.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 25 June 2015 June 25, 2015 CSX SUCKS more than it ever has! Now they are cutting jobs even if they can't move the freight! Cutting back on crew packs! what does that tell you? Watch your paychecks! This cheap ass hillbilly outfit has learned how to count beans! ENRON all over again! Lets just get the stock price up.....LMAO!!!!! If you fart, YOU ARE FIRED!!!!!! Don't mark off sick because we won't have enough people to move the freight. CSX STILL SUCKS, always has, always will. How come the other Class I railroads don't have this problem?????   Name: Needing info E-mail: Employed as: Yard Master, for 20-30 years Posted: 19 June 2015 Got a question. Where in the world did this trainmaster David Benson come from? Is it true that he destroyed the terminal that his was at last? This clown is a nut job.   Name: Stockholder E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years Posted: 15 June 2015 Leghorn You must be new to this site or your a mole. Everyone knows pines is a man. He has been posting on here so long no one really knows when he started. Now back to the touchy topic at hand that csx sure the hell doesn't want flooding this website. Is this take over a real issue or not? Does anyone have any concrete info. Last I heard someone higher up in the FRA food chain said it was in the works but csx was pooling its funds and getting ready for a fight. Cant base any investments on the rumor mill....   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 14 June 2015 No MO Give me a little history on yourself. What hire year and in what craft? GOOFY   Name: Foghorn leghorn E-mail: Employed as: Engine repair, for Less than 1 year Posted: 14 June 2015 Who is Pines? Is it a he or she?   Name: Love'em E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 14 June 2015 I just love CSX   Name: Combine forces E-mail: Employed as: Car repair, for 30+ years Posted: 14 June 2015 Is cp buying us out?   Name: ? E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years Posted: 13 June 2015 Other If there is a merger or take over what will that do to our stock? I don't know anything about investing. Would our stock drop or be rolled into the new company at the same price? Could csx run the same as is but as a division of the new company? Do you know what happened to contrails stock when csx took over?   Name: Locomotion E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 13 June 2015 Well CSX did it again. Parkersburg W.V has a new trainmaster Mr.David Benson. This guy is a walking circus. What's wrong with this guy? Lies keep rolling out of his mouth. CSX must be proud of this one. One dumb little Oompa Loompa .....   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 12 June 2015 For everyone making comments hoping for the CP to come in? I got news for you, since Hunter Harrison took over, the employees hate the place. Watch what you wish for!   Name: Retired FRA Inspector E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years Posted: 12 June 2015$$$$: When I retired, I sent a letter to my U.S. Senator that described how FRA management did not support me when a CSX terminal superintendent and his trainmaster began harassing and stocking me, and how I had to call the local police to get them off my back. Since then I have had no contact with the people I worked for nor do I care to. I only have contact with one of the inspectors I worked with and he has recently retired. FRA management really got into the pockets of the railroads during recent years. Real regulatory enforcement is a thing of the past. My friends are and always have been the union contract folks that work for the railroads.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 12 June 2015 RE;$$$$The renowned CEO [Hunter Harrison] of the Canadian Pacific entertained a merger with the CSX a few moths ago and now recently. Ward said No! And Hedge Fund managers will eventually get Ward ousted at the behest of Harrison--who will then run the CSX for a brief period before he picks a successor. Harrison turned around the Canadian National and later retired until a group of Hedge Fund managers lured him out of retirement to turnaround the Canadian Pacific of which he has been very successful at doing. I'd say Ward and his staff will be unemployed when the Hedge Fund managers come calling soon. And there is a long shot of a possible merger with the UP and CP with Harrison again running the show. It will be the Hedge Fund manager's call. With all the whispers on Wall Street, CSX and UP has an over-supply of managers that can easily be eliminated during a merger.   Name:$$$$E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for N/A Posted: 12 June 2015$$ Does anyone have any info on the rumor that the CN has been planning a hostle takeover and has been unloading some of their lines for extra cash. Its being said that's why csx isn't paying its employees their bargained pay because they are loading up to fight back... Anybody got any info on this? Hey retired FRA... your old department should know something about this. You still have any connections?   Name: SP Eng. Retired E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 10-20 years Posted: 12 June 2015 "Locomotive Eng. Do you think it will be better with the merger of CN?........” ..................................................................................... That all depends on which group of management gets control. Back when the UPRR was gobbling up all the smaller railroads, they swallowed the Missouri Pacific (MOP). After that, there was nothing but diarrhea for years. After the MOP merger/takeover,seems as though there was too much high end management. The UP offered an officer’s buyout. Turns out, all the older more experienced managers were UP people, and they ended up thaking the buyouts. What was left were younger MOP officer who got control of the railroad. Things went downhill fast and the effects of the MOP are still imbedded into the UPRR to this day. So, point being, if the CSX gets control, things are pretty much going to be the way they’ve been. Trust me, CSX peope will not go down without a war.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 12 June 2015 Do you think it will be better with the merger of CN?....   Name: Investor E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 11 June 2015 We don't know too much about RRing. We have thought for some time that CSX & it's management, starting at the top with Ward & the BODs, leaves a lot to be desired, & hear local managers are awful for the most part. The co., the stock, should be worth a lot more.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years Posted: 11 June 2015 SP Eng. retired: Yeah, that's the way it is all too often. Not every train can be a hot-shot ups type. I too, have been there, done that craploads of times, been handed packages (per se) many times & still can be. Don't want to wish my life away but can't wait to get the hell out. What really gripes your ass is this: Start your road trip - have to do a bunch of stuff at an away terminal, and then some idiot knumbnuts is questioning the time it takes and accuses you of screwing around. He's right - take care of your health.   Name: used E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 11 June 2015 SP engineer The problem with Avon all started when they changed out good old fashioned railroading with little Tonka toy games. Took the real engineers out of the seats and replaced them with one man jokes. Every single time they need something done by an experienced licensed engineer they have to grab an inbound road crew to do the work. Your out on the road for up to 10 hours and have already been away from home for 24 the last thing you want is to roll in and find out you have to do some bull crap switching in the yard or outside of your advertised job limits just because they don't have any REAL hostler crews in the yard. Someone said they heard Harris say he would never put a hostler job on because all they do is sit around and try to avoid work. What kind of horse shit is that. If they are sitting around all the time then its managements fault. They could double tracks, add power to outbound trains, help clean up shoppers. If they didn't have those stupid remotes out there with the stupid zones they could help pull cars. Its a bull crap excuse to not have a hostling crew. Avon is starting this crap that the entire terminal is really their yard limits, then the hostlers could dog catch all the way down to IU station and all the way out to Hadley and they could do it on a yard ticket. Instead they want to screw tired road crews and refuse to compensate them for doing yard work and working way past their trip rate limits. WHAT A FRICKIN JOKE.   Name: SP Eng. Retired E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 10-20 years Posted: 11 June 2015 "Conductor 30 yers. That really isn't all that much work (although it takes time, especially now days). “ Are you serious! Time is everything. If this is the way CSX works in most of it’s terminals, no wonder no one gets over the road. The old SP operated a lot like this.I’ll give the devil his dues; when the UP took over, things like this changed. At West Colton UP revamped some of the yard tracks. You’re called for a mixed freight out of the yard, 30 minutes after you are on duty you’re taken to your train...power is on, it’s doubled over, and usually it has been air tested. Maybe sometimes the car department would find a BO car you might throw out. BNSF works pretty much the same way. If CSX can’t figure this out, this proves they are definetly a wooden axle management railroad.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 11 June 2015 That really isn't all that much work (although it takes time, especially now days). Did all that & more many, many times, for yrs., on road assignments into & out of Barr & other yards too. Aggravating? Absolutely! Don't let it get to you. Do your best to take care of your health. Again though, too many "road elmers" think all they should have to do is climb on & climb off.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 10 June 2015 Let's start out with let's get the power out of the house...run down a yard track...tie onto a cut of cars ....air test em....double to another track now.....set over 5 or six rips grab a marker hang it and now a set on the brakes .......hmmmmmmm....sounds like a YARD job...for a Q train to be doing this?......and they wonder why we die on line of road.....this ain't my first rodeo.......or my last.......lol.....   Name: NO RESPECT E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 09 June 2015 Ripped off You are 100% right. We have been sitting back and watching what has been happening at Avon yard. The road crews who have set trip rate miles are being forced to dog catch their own trains outside of their advertised limits. The west end crews have been going into east end territory and getting their own trains. They are also being forced to travel as much as 10 miles lap back work to set outbound trains for east end crews. The TMs and chiefs are refusing to give them tickets for the extra miles they travel beyond their advertised miles. Every damn one of them are saying its in terminal limits and its yarding their trains. Its not yarding their train. Once they hit the receiving yard that is supposed to be the end of the line. This terminal limit crap is out of control. A crew was ordered the other day to go get their train out east way past their job limits. When they said they weren't qualified that far the TM got real shitty and told them they were supposed to be qualified in the terminal. No crew on the west end ever goes as far as they were ordered to go. When asked if they were going to get compensation for the work performed they were told no by tm and chief. Again another crew forced up to 10 miles of work and no compensation. Trip rates are a joke right now. Another thing we have been noticing is when a west end crew dogs in so called terminal limits on a west end job, they never force and east end crew to go out and get it . They never force an east end crew to go get their own train. If they say they aren't qualified out that far(8-15 miles)they let them off. Its starting to look like outright discrimination against west end crews. This has been going on for years. If we have set trip rates with set miles then any work done outside of those set miles should be paid. This terminal bull crap is going to be a real nightmare for west crews. Avon is pretending it is their yard limits and they have the right to say anything done in terminal limits is yard work. The big question here is WERE THE HELL IS THE UNION AND WHEN IS SOMETHING GOING TO BE DONE!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 08 June 2015 Am curious, Mr. Loco. Engr., just what have you been doing at Barr Yd. that you feel yard crews should have done. Too many "road elmers" think they only have to pull into a yard, climb off & expect a yard crew to take over & do everything else. Explain, will you?   Name: Shoo-Fly E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years Posted: 07 June 2015 I have heard that CSX is no longer paying full milage rate on a deadhead, only actual hours on the deadhead. Is this true? What’s next, minimum wage? “Drive to 65."   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 07 June 2015 Hey watchdog.....been in and out of Barr yard for 15 years now on road trains....been doing the yard crews work all the time....those boys in the yard aren't going to get dirty,hot,wet,or cold.....they may have cried their way out of a job.....   Name: watchdogs E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years Posted: 07 June 2015 Crews Does anyone know if it's true they are doing away with the yard jobs at barr yard? Rumor is they said it was because they all sit on their asses in the break room drinking coffee and refuse to work. Going to make road crews coming in do the work on top of their trips. Not going to pay them one dime extra. Is this true? Are road crews going to get raped and abused and run into the ground.   Name: Silly blacks E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 06 June 2015 Keep crying about blacks being treated unfair... Blacks are lazy and all they look for is a free ride. If it doesn't go their way they yell rasicm. Get a life buck wheat. Nappy head looking Mr microphone head freak...... Suck it up and do your job.. Csx gives more to the blacks than whites because of the crying that they do..... Boo hoo   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years Posted: 06 June 2015 African americans stay far far far away from csx intermodal ramp jacksonville fl, this is the most racist job i ever had the plant manager john york is a undercover racist and he gonna protect the other white guys out there that is in his social group.the superintendent isn't any better when you tell him you have a problem he ignore you and says there is noting going on to protect is puppet john york. It has been white guys caught on their cell phone by john york and jonh libby and nothing happen to them. the rule book says if you r caught on your cell phone you are instantly terminated,but that rule dont apply to white guys out there.They have double standards out there the rules only apply to the blacks African Americans. They do not use proper radio ethics on the ramp,they curse,make racial slurs, homosexual jokes and the manager and supervisors dont say nothing.some of the white guys and managers always talk bad about the blacks out there. They always calling black guys out over the calling them out their names and there is nothing been done about it. john york want this ramp to be all whites and so do most of the white guys out there. So just know if you come out here African Americans and you dont kiss their behinds you not gonna make it. Csx intermodal ramp is terrible for blacks, read and take heed   Name: ripped off E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years Posted: 06 June 2015 WARNING Heads up Great lakes division. You younger pups who are just coming in are in for a big surprise. The union agreements are being changed with side letters you don't know a thing about. The union is made aware 30 days in advance of any changes in work rules or conditions. The division is being restructured to be one great big terminal and everyone will be force to qualify in every yard. Avon crews are being forced to qualify on the yard jobs at roselake yard. Even though their home teriminal is avon(226) miles away. The conductor and engineer agreements have set rules for using other crews from other terminal. This is needed so the crews cant be used to death and set job limits aren't violated. Its being changed. Avon yard is changing their so called "yard limits" to a straight classification of terminal limits so crews can be forced up to 15 miles out the yard to do yard work. Road crews are going to be forced to travel 10-15 miles out of their paid trip miles to yard a train in out lying sidings. The old transfer yard is being revamped so all road and yard crews from avon can deliver there in the "SO CALLED" new yard limits. There are at least 6 SSA and conductor articles that are violated on a daily basis and claims are not being paid. You better get a meeting together with ALL local chairman and get this settled. General chairman better get on board. If this happens then you better stop paying your union dues and throw out the current reign in the union. Vote all of them out at the next election. THIS ISNT A JOKE! Look around you and see what is slowly happening. Your job protection, seniority rights and working conditions are being revamped while you are reading this! Wake up!   Name: Amy E-mail: Amy@homedepot.com Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 05 June 2015 I have an announcement to make..... I shit taller than any of Marcello's tallest days. That is all.   Name: Shoo-Fly E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 10-20 years Posted: 01 June 2015 You can blame the BLE and UTU. CSX knows they can get away with anything. Basically, it’s your local and general chairman...IMO. Your union is only as good as the local chairman.   Name: sissies E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 01 June 2015 I have been suspended for over a year for boisterous language were me and two other employees got in a heated argument. The two sissies I got an argument with reported me.Let me take that back one of them wife did.I think she threatened to sue csux instead of them letting me back they are holding me out scared of a south Carolina backwoods redneck lawyer.Two people got in argument same as me and they were back in 22 days. I don't really know who to blame csux or blet, I think they are all in the bed together. Also why didn't Union bar these members for getting one of their brothers fired. Its all bunch of politics messing with my family the good Lord willmake em pay.   Name: sick of it E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 31 May 2015 Conductors I took the mandatory face to face class 2 months ago and still haven't been paid for 1 of the days. I have heard a lot of people, engineers as well, say they haven't been paid. Some went to the class in January and only have been paid for 1 day. WHAT THE HELL IS WRONG WITH THIS COMPANY! This crap has been going on for so many years it isn't even a joke any more. I think we need to come together as a group and start sending this stuff directly to board members homes. FORGET SENDING THIS THROUGH OUR UNIONS. I know for a fact that several have confronted Harris and the assistant superintendent at Avon about this and they have both said it has something to do with the new computer program they had to use to get us paid. Why is it every time this company changes their computer programs they screw the hell out of everything every single time. Just like when they changed the way we received our pay stubs in the mail. They made a mess of that for weeks before they got their heads out of their arsses! Come on people. Lets start mailing this stuff to the board members. I bet they don't have a clue what the hell is going on in this company and how big a joke the finance department is. We don't have to go through the unions. We have a right as stock holders of this company to notify the head of the finance department about any discrepancies we find and outright gross negligence. LETS GET ON BOARD WITH THIS. BUST THEIR MAILBOXES OPEN. THE UNION IS SITTING ON THIS STUFF TOO LONG. IF WE ARENT PAID BY NEXT YEARS CLASSES THEN WE SHOULD ALL BOYCOT THEM AND REFUSE TO ATTEND. THEY CANT PULL ALL OF US OUT OF SERVICE. ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!   Name: Glad E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 29 May 2015 With ya. Mr. Retired FRA. Corporate douchebags = a real treat, aren't they? Life is good \ Do what you like \ Like what you do Don't hear those words around csx. Glad (to be outta there)   Name: Retired FRA Inspector E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years Posted: 29 May 2015 DUH: When Michael and Cindy appear before CSX union employees, I believe they should be booed off stage and not even be allowed to speak. I witnessed Tony Ingram speaking to employees at Walbridge and it made me sick. Some people are so full of arrogance that they actually believe they should be worshiped by the very people they mistreat.   Name: DUH E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years Posted: 29 May 2015 ME/JAX/COMPANY MOLE So what was it? Since you crawled out right after that lengthy post, Im going to guess they didn't like announcing to the public where their two company jokes were going to be. Afraid the public might come hunt them down. Maybe rr foamers might chase them around. Not a chance. They aren't that popular! Maybe it was exposing the supervision for raping the hell out of our agreement? Been doing that for so many years and getting away with it I don't see that as anything new to them. So that leaves only one thing...... The suggestion that the members get together with their fellow brothers. The steel workers. You know they don't play nice and don't take any shit. Bet they didn't like suggesting the two get together and have a "lets get this shit rolling meeting! Might be wrong but I think they have the right to strike. Have to double check on that one. Wouldn't that be a riot. Unions brothers sit down on behalf of the rest of us getting screwed. Now I know why you came out from under your rock! NOTHING makes the company more uneasy than the brothers getting serious and starting to come together.   Name: DUH E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years Posted: 28 May 2015 ME Now your posting under JAX. Really man. Couldn't get the topic you wanted. Come on. Keep trying. It has been awhile since you came out from under your rock. Come on..... tell me. Im curious. Which subject did upper management get a burr in their saddle over. You came out for some reason.   Name: Jax E-mail: Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 10-20 years Posted: 25 May 2015 Any new news on LBT?   Name: Goober E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 24 May 2015 Name: SP/UP Employee E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 15 May 2015 "CSX long time disgusted slave” Very good post! I’ve said the same thing for many years. Remember, politicians all fly, using the US airline system. They would never allow the FAA to have one pilot in the cockpit. Remember, AMTRAK is the one who started this “engineer only.” It was never this way in the past. These are not street cars that are being operated by one person/engineer. You can blame the Unions for the crazy attendace policy, they’ve allowed it. If the CSX had their way, you would be back to the 16 hour, law with no days off.__________________________________ Just had to comment on the above post from CSX slave. 1 All politicians do not fly the US airline system. 2 FAA does allow pilot only on some aircraft. 3 Correct engineer only was after AMTRAK took over. 4 street cars for the most part,,, but not all had a Conductor. 5 Blame the crews for seeking and obtaining the guaranteed day. 6 the 16 hour day/ 100 mile day as standard with layoff anytime was sweet son. Just saying GOOBER   Name: duh E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years Posted: 22 May 2015 Me When someone uses all caps it is usually meant as an aggressive expression. Really??? To dumb to figure that out. Friend/family was right. WHO CARES! Good bet that ME is a management mole. The one who comes on here every time the topic gets their blood boiling and creates a distraction!   Name: Sick clown E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 21 May 2015 Listen up girls... Now is your chance.. Big Micheal Ward and Cindy sandborn will be traveling to a terminal near you.. Grow some balls and tell them about the problems at the terminals .. If you want change then let your voice be heard. Show these idiots how disgruntled we are. The T&E employees are they're on worest enemies..you love crying about problems but won't stand up for yourself. Keep hiding behind the BLET/UTU ... Those boys are bought out ...period ..... Have a good day ladies .   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year Posted: 20 May 2015 Who cares if he uses all capitals!!!!!!¡!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 20 May 2015 He is an APE.....he should know there is a caps lock button....   Name: Me E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 20 May 2015 Union. Why all caps? Makes u look like a dumb fuck.   Name: union E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 19 May 2015 HEADS UP AVON!!! MUNOZ AND SANBORN ARE SUPPOSED TO BE IN AVON ON THE 27th. IF THEY HAVE THE GUTS TO ACTUALLY HAVE A SIT DOWN WITH THE CREWS, DO NOT FORGET TO POINT OUT THE SCREWING THAT IS BEING GIVEN TO THE WEST END CREWS. THE CREWS WHO ARE BEING FORCED TO WORK OVER 10 MILES OUT OF THEIR ADVERTISED JOB LIMITS. THE CREWS WHO ARE ON THE ROAD ALL DAMN DAY AND AWAY FROM HOME AND THEN HAVE TO COME HOME AND HOSTLE TRAINS FOR THE REMOTES IN THE YARDS BECAUSE THEY CANT GO OUT OF THE YARD AREA. AND WE SAY YARD AREA BECAUSE THE MANAGERS IN INDY CALL IT ALL TERMINAL LIMITS. THEY ARE TRYING TO BLANKET THE ENTIRE INDIANAPOLIS AREA UNDER TERMINAL LIMITS SO THEY CAN MAKE ALL ROAD CREWS TRAVEL TO THE OLD TRANSFER YARD AND CRAWFORDSVILLE LINE TO SET OFF BLOCKS OF ROAD TRAINS AND SAY THEY ARE IN THEIR RIGHTS TO DO SO BECAUSE THE CREWS ARE ASSIGNED TO DELIVER TRAINS WITHIN THE TERMINAL LIMITS. THE TRIP RATES ARE SET. YOUR DESIGNATED TERRITORY ON JOB ASSIGNMENTS ARE SET. THEY ARE RAPING OUR AGREEMENT AND THE UNION IS SITTING ON ITS ASS RIGHT NOW AS WE SPEAK AND NOT DOING ANYTHING ABOUT IT. THE CREWS ARE DOING 200 MILES OF WORK ON 180 MILES OF PAY. THEY ARE USING US AND REFUSING FAIR PAY FOR OUR LABOR! ITS ONLY GOING TO GET WORSE! ASK THESE TWO HOW THEY CAN WORK THE CREWS LIKE DOGS, BABY THE REMOTES AND RAPE OUT AGREEMENT AND FEEL GOOD ABOUT THEMSELVES. ASK THEM HOW CAN THEY SIGN AN AGREEMENT AND THEN RENEGE ON EVERYTHING THEY SIGNED. ITS GETTING REAL BAD OUT HERE PEOPLE AND YOU BETTER WAKE UP SOON. OUR UNION IS JUST ABOUT GONE RIGHT ALONG WITH OUR UNION DUES AND THE COMPANY MAN KNOWS IT. THEY HAVE BEEN CHIPPING AWAY AT OUR RIGHTS AND HAVE GOTTEN AWAY WITH IT. BETTER WAKE UP! THIS IS NO JOKE. YOU LIKE THROWING YOU MONEY IN THE SHITTER JUST TO WATCH IT BE FLUSHED THEN GO AHEAD AND SIT ON YOUR BUTTS AND WATCH THE WATER FLUSH! YOU BETTER START TALKING TO YOUR BUDDIES IN THE STEAL WORKERS UNIONS AND SEE JUST HOW "SMART" THEY REALLY ARE. FIND OUT HOW THEIR BOYS HANDLE THIS KIND OF ABUSE BY MANAGEMENT!   Name: SP/UP Employee E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 15 May 2015 "CSX long time disgusted slave” Very good post! I’ve said the same thing for many years. Remember, politicians all fly, using the US airline system. They would never allow the FAA to have one pilot in the cockpit. Remember, AMTRAK is the one who started this “engineer only.” It was never this way in the past. These are not street cars that are being operated by one person/engineer. You can blame the Unions for the crazy attendace policy, they’ve allowed it. If the CSX had their way, you would be back to the 16 hour, law with no days off.   Name: CSX long time disgusted slave E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years Posted: 15 May 2015 Investigative Reporter is a troll! His comment doesn't even make sense. As If the Engineer would/could make a name for himself by what? Being reckless? Stupid? As others have said don't jump to conclusions. If he can't remember what happened its probably because he microsleeped. An unfortunate consequence of sleep deprivation. Which is an all too common problem in this industry. An industry that had the benefit of a work force that commonly had people willingly working 80 hours a week (greed factor)for decades. But that wasn't good enough for the greedy basterds in charge. They had to make medieval attendance policies to close any gaps where a guy could mark off when he had enough, and needed a day or two to recoup, and get rested or just plain caught up with the personal necessities of life (you know, food shopping, laundry, etc.etc.) then there's the issue of 1 man in the cab. The fact that this has gone on for so long without the Public and Unions demanding an immediate end to this insanely dangerous policy is mind boggling. Just think how that would play out in the Airline Industry if they had 1 man flight crews. And every 6/8 months a plane fell out of the sky killing everyone on board. Because the pilot had some sort of health failure/lapse, and the computer just didn't quite get the job done in his absence.   Name: Investigative Reporter E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 13 May 2015 Amtrak wreck: The young engineer was going twice the allowable speed and was obviously trying to make a name for himself! The feds have been pondering the idea of completely isolating train crews from management for better oversight. The German Pilot Effect (copy cat crime) maybe?   Name: USP/UP E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 13 May 2015 New inexperienced conductors , manpower shortages, overworked and fatigued employees are all a recipe for accidents and injuries. I guess they don’t teach that in the MBA schools.   Name: teach E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for N/A Posted: 13 May 2015 SP/UP When you have a company that has thousands upon thousands invested in a training school that receives government grants to help train their employees and high overhead cost on top of that, you get a demand for turnover. You cant let a school sit empty. The seats have to be filled. So there you have it. BIG OVER INFLATED SCHOOL THAT COST THE CSX STOCK HOLDERS AND INVESTORS THOUSANDS. None of this would have had to happen if they had kept the promises they made when their new employees were paying for their own training and lodging. False advertising of pay and employment created law suits and thus the birth of the training center! So slash slash....suspend suspend.....fail fail..... and keep manpower shortages high!   Name: SP/UP employee E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 12 May 2015 I occasionally troll this website and a few other rail blogs. I have a question for someone here that works or has been in management for the CSX. Does the company’s efficiency testing and discipline come from the Jacksonville corporate office, division or terminal superintend/manager? I’m asking this as a Southern Pacific/Union Pacific employee. Now, on the Ole SP, if you basically did your job, you were left alone. If you walked around the end of a standing car 15 feet instead of 20, no big deal. But, if you were a “dynamiter,” the local officers were going to bird dog you. Need I explain? Now,in 1997, when the UP took over, things got really bad. Overnight, they wanted things done the "UP Way.” I thought this was a “merger.” Well, we did it the UP way and some of you older rails will remember, it was a total melt down. But, in all fairness to the Union Pacific, CSX makes the Union Pacific look like Mother Teresa. All railroads are strict...and for good reasons. But it would seem, the CSX goes out of their way to fire people for J-walking. I mean, even on the UP, you really have to screw up to get time off. It doesn’t seem to be that situation with the CSX. So, is this “extreme" discipline local to high up? And, from what I read here and have been told, I do mean “extreme." I can’t speak for NS or KCS, but I can for SP, UP and BNSF. Believe me, CSX compared to those three is extreme. Maybe management could glean something from the other railroads. The Japanese philosophy is “a happy employee is a productive employee.” I don’t think CSX Management feels that way. Or, do they even care? Even on the UP, there was some company pride, will all their steam engines, etc. That pride seems to be lacking on the CSX. Maybe they don’t feel it’s important.   Name: Surprised E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 10 May 2015 Ouch Your either a TM/RDF or a T&E employee who is close to home on the so called current events. Now, since you seem to be in the know, have you been keeping up on the related current events for the last 6 months? What is you angle here and your purpose. If you are a decent supervisor I would think you wouldn't want anyone out there giving your "kind" a bad name. But then a really bad unethical supervisor does make others look better than they are. If your in the T&E craft why would you care. If your nose is clean and you follow ALL THE RULES 100%(which I highly doubt)then you have nothing to worry about, maybe, unless your number is up. So why the comments and why are you edging towards trying to front someone out. Is something hitting home with you? Maybe getting a little uncomfortable in the seat?   Name: Ouch E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years Posted: 10 May 2015 I find it quite amusing to watch 1 person to make numerous posts under different names. Not to hard to figure out who's making these posts based on the chain of events lately. Very unfortunate u are unwilling to take responsibility for ur actions.   Name: seen and heard it E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years Posted: 10 May 2015 Ouch SPOKEN LIKE TRUE MANAGEMENT. Yeah sure they can cross lines if they want but they don't need too unless they are following crews from their divisions working in areas assigned to them. The only time the great lakes stupidvisors go to the Chicago division is when they are stalking that divisions crews. Its a proven fact. Their repeat behavior speaks for itself. Everyone knows the two divisions hate each other. They trade their idiots off left and right. Its like stabbing each other in the back! One gets real mad then they send their idiot over! Look at the transfers over the years. Started with rick reed after his idiotic decisions almost killed a road crew. It will never stop. Rumors have it that some are transferred to act as moles for the other side. JUST A BUNCH OF IMMATURE CHILDREN. OH, by the way it is a fact that failures are mandatory. Trainmasters have come and gone over the last 25 years and SEVERAL WHO QUIT admitted they were told if they didn't get their failure rates up they needed to consider moving to another craft. A few said they were leaving because they couldn't do what Jacksonville was expecting them to do. Being deliberately evil wasn't in their blood. A few were just throwing names in a hat and drawing one each day so they would feel like they were being fair before they went out in the field and handed out failures. This is the kind of crap that makes monsters out there. The supervisor who will do anything including lie through his teeth to get the gold star from Jacksonville for getting his failures. If you have been around long enough and paid attention then you should remember the old southern training program that came out 9 years ago. The one that a whistleblower in management circulated. The one that gave step by step instructions on how to stalk and target your so called "PROBLEM" employees. The one Ward claimed he didn't know anything about. The one that instructed supervisors to call all other division and warn them that their target was headed their direction and to get ready for them. GUESS WHAT! It may not be handed out in their training program anymore but its still going on. So yeah, let them cross where they are not needed. Let the childish game continue. If your a manager you may not be around that long ..... but then if you suck up long enough(upper management really hates a suck up) and they want to use you like a bit.... you might!   Name: pissed E-mail: dantoth07@yahoo.com Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year Posted: 09 May 2015 I was removed from service witout cause. Until a week later when they found a fb video I posted. Then That gave them reason to reject my application. Matt Masterson / Trainmaster is the first person that should've lost his job for harrasing, and bullying people he just doesn't like until he chases them out of their hard earned job.   Name: LC E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 09 May 2015 Watchdog sorry but it won't do any good to key your radio mic if your fellow crew member is the only one in hearing distance. Not all divisions record all radio traffic either. The Chicago division is an example of one who doesn't record in all areas. The crews are not protected. The supervisors know this and have even been reported as gloating about it. They know it is your word against theirs. This is a topic of hot discussion with the unions. Hopefully there will be a change soon. This won't prevent the mentally challenged supervisor from fabricating false charges but it is a step towards better protection. If upper management didn't demand mandatory failures this whole mess wouldn't exist but they do so until our unions can put a protection plan in place that works do whatever it takes to protect yourself and your job.   Name: watchdogs E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years Posted: 08 May 2015 Pay attention!!! GLDV! Due to the extensive testing that is being done on supervisors this month it has been brought to our attention that some supervisors are going to the extreme. One tm in particular on the west side is going to far. This would be one by the name of Edwards. It is being reported he is obsessed with busting crews with the 25 foot rule. Make sure you are no closer than 50 feet at all times. Without video protection you have no way of protecting yourself from trumped up charges. What is more disturbing is this supervisor was recently heard telling a crew member that he had been following is that he was .."THE HARDEST CONDUCTOR TO GET"! this comment is not only unethical and unprofessional but borders admission of deliberately stalking crews to hand out failure charges. Do not give him any room to wiggle in. If he approaches you make sure you have another crew member present during all conversations. If necessary key your radio mic as a source of protection. If you are wrongfully accused or verbally intimidated immediately notify the ethics department. There is no place in the company for a supervisor with this kind of malicious intent!   Name: Blah E-mail: Employed as: M of W, for 10-20 years Posted: 07 May 2015 L&N Dispatcher and Mr. Robert Pines, Fellas.... L&N, why do you continue to argue with this guy for all these years... why do you care... Who cares??? Pines, Dude keep taking advantage of this short sighted ass railroad and continue to use it to your benefit. But Guys... lets move on.. or you two meet up and either fight or f*ck... but get over it!   Name: whocares E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years Posted: 07 May 2015 I simply enjoy how every time this company tries to make my job/life harder that I just take it out on them in some unknowingly but gratifying way that makes me feel the score is even. Thank you.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 07 May 2015 East St. Louis Safety Committee: Jacksonville's Pride or Failure At this location there is a "no stings attached" attitude when it comes to marking off in the"name of safety". Whether you are the union safety coordinator, the red block captain, or the critical incident person you can mark off. These employees have been abusing the system and why not? Some have held these positions past the appointed years with managements blessing. Union agreements mean absolutely nothing when it comes to marking off safety if you know the right people. It's time for new ideas! Can you cite ANY accomplishments at that location in the past few years? Here are some examples of the abuse by a few members of the safety committee: -Excessive amounts of safety days taken by a future train master and current union safety coordinator. -Marking off for a safety feed when there isn't one! -Marking off for safety, collecting big money, to help the terminal manager move! -Marking off for safety, collecting big money, for an all expense paid trip to a RISQUE bar. SWEET! -Never posting safety feeds for all of the employees to see. Leaving only that special few to attend! -Going month's at a time without posting the minutes for all to see. The employees are the ones responsible for all the years of injury free days there! Who is responsible for approving all of these safety days? Does that location operate on a safety budget? Do they have the largest safety budget on the division? Does anybody else see what's going on there? Is anybody watching? Someone please STOP the ABUSE!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 06 May 2015 I need a lawyer for being discriminated against for have a disorder/disabilty Im in the midwest this is leading to termination... Please get with me asap or let me know of any good union lawyers   Name: Ouch E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years Posted: 04 May 2015 Rules 101, 3-step violations have always been treated by CSX as a Serious not a minor rules violation, everyone knows that. And as far as your confusion as to whether this Trainmaster works on the Chicago or Great Lakes Division, why does it matter? Managers are free to cross Divisions at their leisure.   Name: Ouch E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years Posted: 04 May 2015 Violation of 3-step is a Serious-offense. At Serious level 1 and 2 a CSX hearing will be scheduled. If said employee is already at Serious 2 and the violation of 3-step is observed, then said employee will be removed from service until hearing is over and decision has been made by Division Manager. More than likely employee will be terminated.   Name: RULES 101 E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years Posted: 03 May 2015 News Your new sheriff obviously needs to read his rule books. ALL OF THEM if he is pulling someone out of service for minor radio rules. Three step protection is addressed in the safeway book dated July 1, 2012. How 3 step protection is applied is discussed as well as the mention that will be requested verbally. However, there is no discussion on how that verbal communication will be done. The rule is clearly printed under TS-15. As for positive identification, once again it is explained in the rules book under section 10 subsection 1006. There is no gray area as stated. If you are switching, classifying or doing other similar operations, after communicating positive identification ONCE you can use short identification. It clearly states you will use locomotive number but IT DOES NOT describe how you will perform the remainder of your SHORT IDENTIFICATION. The bigger question here that is a gray area is WHEN are you required to use positive identification. Does it state clearly without a doubt when you are to use positive identification? NO IT DOES NOT. The rule only states "when required to use positive identification" under this section of the rules book. You are right when you suggested that the crews contact the operations department and get this settled immediately. Hopefully the person that was pulled out of service for this matter will open the can of worms that is needed to get the procedure published in writing. Unfortunately it usually takes a negative action to get a positive reaction from the crews. Another question you may ask yourself is what should be the level of discipline for someone failing to follow the radio rules as written. Since they can be interpreted differently by crews and supervisors there is no doubt this topic needs to be addressed immediately between the carrier and the unions. One area that seems to shed some light on the severity is stated under rule 1008.2. A transmission DOES NOT HAVE TO BE REPEATED(ACKNOWLEDGED) when switching in a yard. Anyone with railroad experience knows that there is more movement of equipment in the yard than anywhere else. There is a greater chance of being seriously hurt in a yard than anywhere else. The fact that radio transmissions do not have to repeated while working in a yard pretty much sends the message of the seriousness that is taken by the rules department when using the radio for positive communication between the crew members.   Name: news!!!! E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years Posted: 02 May 2015 NEW RULES!!!! OK boys and girls. There is a new kind of sheriff in town on the great lakes and Chicago division(cant figure out which he is supposed to work on) Seems that he is following the old Ricky Reed shadow and making up his own rules as he goes along. Just so you know if he hears you ask for 3 step or you are telling your engineer that you are in a place of safety and you do not say it exactly like he wants you to he will pull you out of service. Failure to not follow radio rules to the tee is not a serious enough offence to be put on the street but he thinks so. Better start brushing up on your radio rules and call the operating rules department and get a few issued cleared up. Like when do you have to use positive identification and when did you have to start using it when you are flat switching and building trains!!!!!!!!   Name: Coal River E-mail: Employed as: Brakeman, for 10-20 years Posted: 30 April 2015 trainmater Scott Harless doesn't know where he works. this week Danville WV had a derailment and he didn't even know the name of the sub-division the derailment occurred on. He even grew up in the area lol   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year Posted: 28 April 2015 ESPECIALLY WITH THE BOSS THEY HAVE AT AVON.   Name: Retired Eng E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 28 April 2015 Sooner or later, someone on the CSX will go “Postal.” It’s just a matter of time. It’s happened on other railroads, not just the US Post Office.   Name: no mo E-mail: no mo . com Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 1-10 years Posted: 27 April 2015 where is Todd Novac working????   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 25 April 2015 Billion dollar railroad that uses a 1970's computer program...CSX Mainframe Sessions....lol   Name: Investigative Reporter E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 24 April 2015 Corrupt Union Officers And Management Under Review: In just one large terminal, a rail carrier compensates a General Chairman and his local chairmen, two thousand monthly [4-each] to circumvent the Federal Rest rules. The agreement forces engineers too mandatory undisturbed rest in order to avoid Federal Rest requirements...and by doing so, the carrier saves approximately$400,000.00 monthly and or $4,800.000.00 annually for eliminating 42 engineers. The General Chairman's rationale "An engineer should not be subjected to rest requirements when their work assignment is less than 200 miles. The General Chairman hasn't worked in 20 years and yet is always on the receiving end of "Company Business" assignments and in--direct conflict of the Bylaws for "full time" paid union officers.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 23 April 2015 As I see it.....where else can an uneducated guy like me make 100,000 year for sitting on my ass?......don't even move a train all that much anymore cause of dispatchers whom do not have a clue as to how to run trains.....quite comical really....laughing all the way to the bank every two weeks.....gotta love em cause they are to dumb to hate.......   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years Posted: 20 April 2015 now that csx finally ran roadforeman john silly ass baker off the railroad, which this loser should have been run off years ago. the rules now have only one interpretation the csx way not john baker rules.   Name: Rail rider E-mail: Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year Posted: 19 April 2015 My prediction for this company...... As I see it, The T &E employees hate this company with a passion. Managers are fallen over each other, and they lack people skills.. CSX thinks that they're employees are disposable. Most company's protect good employees and get rid of the bad ones.. Not this company .. If little Johnny screws up then we all get screwed ... This company is going down hill at a high rate of speed.. By 2020 this company will barely be floating.. Don't go in debt because you will lose as well.....   Name: Attention new hires E-mail: Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 20-30 years Posted: 09 April 2015 T & E DEPARTMENT SUCKS............management in this department sucks...... Managers are fallen over each other... .... Come watch the circus but don't hire on....   Name: help E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years Posted: 05 April 2015 Crews For those of you that are having trouble getting into your caps records to review your "points" of progressive discipline accessed to you for staying home sick, don't feel frustrated. As usual the company has once again given out inaccurate info on how to log on. Log into the internet through apps.csx.com or the site you use at home to view the crew screen for train schedules and personal info. After logging on to the internet explorer page enter the word (caps) in the search bar that says "search this site". Make sure you put the word caps in (). Several sites will come up. Select the one that says crew attendance points system with the word (Caps). Four selections will pop up on the center screen. Select TITLE. Select CAPS in the upper left hand corner and your info should pop up. If you have problems call the chessie help desk. They have been flooded with calls and are aware of the bad info that was given out. Just another good laugh for them. They were expecting this to happen and were prepare for a flood of phone calls.   Name: East St. Louis E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years Posted: 04 April 2015 I'm not a T/E guy but its unbelievable what they have to put up with here. Their officials are so twisted and untruthful...its sad really. They bully and harass these men. I've never had a official be like this to me but the T/E employees have a lot on their plate with this. I have complete confidence in our team here but it seems like their officials are so dishonest and harass them. Is that really safe to mess with men that are tired and just honestly wanting to do a good job and make them feel like crap everyday. CSX really needs to be thankful they have such good workers here. We all care so much but why cant these guys just get a break with the harassment. We have a awesome safety record and plan to keep it that way. Its because we come into work and are rule compliant. Its not because of power hungry officials. I wish I could help them...retaliation is a definite at St.Louis... if there is anyone out there with some pull to help ..please do. This really needs to be looked into. All of us at East St. Louis would be much appreciated with this. thank you and be safe guys!   Name: Retired FRA Inspector E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years Posted: 04 April 2015 Retired Engineer: You are absolutely right. Top level railroad managers know exactly what's going on at the bottom. They could care less about employee morale, or safety. It's all about profits and stock value. And that's all that stockholders care about too. Welcome to the greed and ruthlessness of corporate America and it's wealthy stockholders.   Name: Ret Eng E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 04 April 2015 "Low level Management is the problem with this company.” High Level Management hires these young college kids as Trainmasters, gives them a rule book to learn, then sends them out to test and fire you. So, point being, it starts higher up, trickle down management. Union Pacific is doing the exact same thing, with young college grads. You can’t blame the youngsters for taking the job.   Name: Sad place E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 01 April 2015 Low level Management is the problem with this company. These kids don't know they're head from a hole in the ground. No one wants to work for this company anymore. And those people that do want to work here just wants to hit the big bucks. Sad times....   Name: crew caller E-mail: Employed as: Crew Dispatcher, for 10-20 years Posted: 01 April 2015 Crew Management has become its own hell! Working there for the last 17 years I don't know where to start in the pile of b.s. that goes on. I am a good caller and most of the people I work with are great. I try to help most if I can, but this divide of unions is the worst thing we have allowed to happen. Its everyone for themselves, I think one mass union for all would help everyone. Any ideas of what we at CMC can do to bridge the divide? Thanks in advance   Name: Laughing E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 31 March 2015 9 out of 10 CSX managers are dumb as a rock... And they prove it daily ....   Name: Free Lance Reporter E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 31 March 2015 Similarities between Germanwing's Pilot Suicide: Did a little research on the railroad accident in Arkansas last year and it has all the telling signs of a self-inflicted occurrence. One of the crew members had no place to hide from the law and the judges were waiting! Maybe the FRA Gentleman can do a little research.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 30 March 2015 Portsmouth,Va.... BEWARE.... There is coming to you a Conductor named Warren Reddick (last name might be spelt wrong but sounds same).This person( I can not refer to him as a man) was demoted from Trainmaster to Conductor (his old trade) due to CSX's ( once again not practicing what they preach)supposedly zero tolerance for Spousal Abuse or whatever other Moral or Ethical words CSX like to use that makes the company sound good. This person did jail time for beating up his wife which was caught on tape by his daughter. Do not trust this sorry excuse for a person. When he was a Trainmaster he was not only a tyrant but a lying tyrant. YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED....   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years Posted: 26 March 2015 FTW, Yeah, happens all the time. Each situation is different. Again, document/keep records. The worker/union side does win the vast majority of cases that have to go to arbitration. Csx piddles away too much money\recourses & loses way too often. Sad. Management should wise up.   Name: FTW E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 26 March 2015 If you get ran off can you every come back? what the average time.....   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years Posted: 26 March 2015 East St. Louis, Roselake: Unless you are a real jag-off\screw-up, & even if you are, that person had no right talking to you & treating you that way. Sure seems there's something wrong with management in E. St. Louis. Sad. Where in hell are the real brains of this company? Ethics is just more co. BS rhetoric. Calls/complaints to the ethics hotline are recorded by an outfit that is sub-contracted. However, if you all would just bombard them with calls & also blast 'em with unsafe condition reports, csx would have to do something. Keep records. Write things down. That's for your own best interest. There is no substantiation without documentation.   Name: East St .Louis Roselake E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 1-10 years Posted: 24 March 2015 I just want to say that Rose lake yard is very impressive. The things that impress me if how stupid Aleek and his little want to be trainmasters are. If I was a customer of CSX I would take my business else where. I know my job relies on customers but I can make way more money on other railroads and I wouldn't have to be harassed like Rose lake Managers do... I was taking a number 2 and Trainmaster Williams came into the bathroom telling me he needed me and "I needed to cut it off!" I said please can I have some privacy please. He then preceded to tell me he has the authority to fire me for subornation." Because I wasn't following the instruction of a superior." So I cut it off asap and then went into his office and then he told me he needed to talk to me about how he didn't care for my attitude in the bathroom. I explained how I was sorry that he thought I had an attitude and I wasn't trying to sound that way. He told me " really I should just shut the fuck and see what I get for the disrespect of a former US Marine"....I cant believe how crazy he went on me and really it freaked me out how he is almost after me. This isn't ok and I shouldn't have to deal with this at my workplace. I have enough to worry about with safety at work....I shouldn't have to worry about my Trainmaster freaking me out and making me feel unsafe ...mentally and physically Customers should be the ones thanking us for what we have to deal with everyday!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: CSX Contractor, for 1-10 years Posted: 19 March 2015 heres the thing none of us stand as a team anymore as soon as we all stand as one we win and their sorry asses loses if we all could be a team we can beat them they can fire everyone at the same time and if some one gets fired none of us come to work its us againist them and we are divided as a whole cause the 20 something pucks think their better and stronger then us 40 pluses which so wrong no 20 something that hasn't spent time in the military is a man hes just a bitch ass cry baby.   Name: Sh*$7%&^TZ E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years Posted: 19 March 2015 GOD NOT AGAIN!!!!!!!! Here we go again.... Company mole drawing someone into the smut forum to divert attention from the real topics that really matter. YOU JUST CANT STOP WITH THE JERRY SPRINGER SMUTT CRAP. WHEN ARE YOU GOING TO GET SOME DIGNITY AND FIND SOMETHING MORE PRODUCTIVE TO DO WITH YOUR TIME. YOU MUST BE A SAFETY DIRECTOR OR SOMETHING. GOD KNOWS THAT SAFETY IS THE LAST THING ON THIS COMPANIES MIND. MAYBE YOUR WITH LABOR RELATIONS. YOU SHOULD HAVE PLENTY OF TIME ON YOUR HANDS SINCE YOUR NOT DOING ANYTHING BUT USING A RUBBER STAMP TO DENY EVERY VALID CLAIM SUBMITTED. MAYBE YOUR JUST A TRAINMASTER WHO HIDES IN HIS OFFICE AND OCCASIONALLY TAKES A CONFERENCE CALL. WHO EVER YOU ARE GET SOME HELP! 

 Name: Retired SP Engineer E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years Posted: 18 March 2015 Well, Half of that is right. First off it was West Colton, California and that is where all the "Ex- Cons, Child Molestors worked and had Criminal convictions for such. There was a RFE named "LINDA" and it was actually a male- SP officer who liked to dress up like a female and suck off Trainmen and Engine men. Her queer side kick was a RFE named "Lester Sack" and he was a RFE out of Bakersfield and they used to hide in the bushes and "TEST" crews and get info from SP company suck asses and RAIL BUFFS that worked for SP and give and DO bad Crew testing. The whole LA division is a fruit cake and nut ball wonderland. UP stills has a bunch of them up in Bakersfield and they are part of the good ole boy queer element. Suck off on the UP to get and keep a job. 

 Name: know E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 17 March 2015 Conductor 1-10 The favorites game has been going on for ever. All you can do is watch the boards really close. You will figure out who gets calls out of line. Extra board guys will get run around for good paying jobs to be saved for dog catching and other crap jobs when a good train is scheduled and an old head is line second out. They claim they have the right to hold them and not use them. All you can do is put in a run around claim for wages lost because they gave an old head a good long pool run and gave the extra board guy who was rested and available first out a basic day pud job. The union agreements have always said in black and white the company will keep enough men on the extra boards to cover anticipated shortages in man power. You can count on the guys who always suck up to the crew callers and take every thing they call them for get set up for jobs they want. Watch how they will hold certain trains until certain people are rested. You will figure out soon enough who the company sucks are. Life of the railroad! 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 16 March 2015 For The Retired SP Engineer... That terminal in Riverside California, why was there so much malfeasance going in that terminal? One senior manager was caught in a love triangle with his secretary and a junior manager...another one got got hiding injury claims...another used corporate funds to get a sex change operation...another one got caught having oral sex with a rank and file employee while on duty...and a large number of managers hangs out at a Bi-Swingers Club just north of the terminal in order to get initiated into management! 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 16 March 2015 I have no idea why this shit company has a bidding system they don't use it like its should be used they just put people where they want them, then deny their claim for being run around when all you have to do to hold a job that you want is payoff Bradford in crew management cause we have seen he sure doesn't know how to do his job or he failed basic math, if I knew that being stupid was in his job description I'd act like a retard and apply for his job. 

 Name: Laughing E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 12 March 2015 Lower management positions are a waste of potential company profits. These clowns are falling over each other and they don't know their head from their ass.. !!!!!! T/E management is one big joke. Many managers have been caught stealing from the company like using the CLC cards and the pro cards for personal use.. To many chiefs an not enough Indians .. These bad attitude mangers are what gives management a bad name. I hold the company responsible because they know about those losers and doing NOTHING about it. As a share holder I'm very unhappy with the performance of upper management with the lower level management. 

 Name: New Hire that Declined E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for N/A Posted: 08 March 2015 This site has been running for many years so it has had a cumulative effect I believe... I am an individual who jumped through every hoop to land a position with CSX. I did all the tests then was faced with the realization after all the trouble I went to to prove to CSX I was worthy that CSX was not. Because I had other offers from other companies even though I had set my first choice of a career to be CSX I had to reconsider my other options after I learned more. No one was more disappointed by this than myself as the amount of bullshit you would have to heap onto a job driving trains to make it some thing no one with options wants to do is mind boggling. The reason you likely are faced with a problem of new hires that have no clue what is going on could very well be a self fulfilling prophecy that both employees and management are to blame for. Every qualified candidate that really had the ability to make an informed opinion already passed on your company. There is a pretty strong possibility the majority of them easily found this site and others like it when conducting their own background check while vetting CSX. What you now have are candidates who look good on paper but unlikely were the type that make the effort to look into the environment they are entering with an unbiased point of view and actually make an informed opinion of what are the actual state of working conditions, moral, job satisfaction and union effectiveness. The most damning opinions did not come from this board ironically but from the employees conducting the hiring interviews and their honesty about what they look forward to most in their CSX career... Retirement. And these were the guys that managed to succeed in this environment and advance in position to non T&E jobs... even they are only in it for the money and can't wait for the ride to end. Don't read this as a slight to them the did a good job. However the factual and anecdotal argument against them presented to candidates looking for confirmation of their level of job satisfaction even though they are putting on their happy face through the process... well they already were fighting uphill and it is likely a lot of candidates wanting to be convinced that CSX is a company they want to work at will be looking for their insights in unguarded moments. They alone did not break the camels back. watching an individual that posts youtube videos from their excitement of being selected, finishing training then starting their job the transformation in demeanor is striking. this individual begins to look increasingly tired and disillusioned with their career choice right up to the point the youtube videos simply stop being uploaded. search the internet you will find this exhausted demeanor on so many of the crews faces and you even arrive at the FRA run website dedicated to justifying unsavory 24/7 crew calling practices. Even enjoyable jobs are not enjoyable when you are not given a chance for uninterrupted sleep at 24 hour intervals. Whats worse is in transportation it is downright dangerous. All claims of safety ring hollow when faced with the actual new hire conditions of being stuck on an extra board for years and having no 100% guaranteed way to get the rest you need when being on call 24/7. It is unsafe and everyone knows it It has not changed because it is motivated by greed on all sides of the company from employees/unions to management to the top brass. The irony is everyone would have more job satisfaction and the company would have a lot less accidents if they doubled the labor pools and cut the 24/7 on call in half and stopped paying people to be on the clock for 24 hours a day while sitting at home waiting for a telephone call. Cut that nonsense in half on both sides. Half the current on call pay and half the current hours when on call would be a start. If you need people to crew trains on standby put them on call for 12 hours then let the bastards go to sleep and don't pay the greedy buggers 24 hours a day. You might argue this would cause a strike and the extra board would starve... yes they might but this is a right of passage in other industries that should have high levels of job satisfaction and the root cause of why your industry does not. You all made it about the money to a point that it is a nightmare for yourselves and everyone else. Seriously how did you guys fuck this up so bad? Then there are the actual reports of accidents and their causes that simply confirm all this. When trying to unravel most mysteries and problems so many can be solved by following the money. It seems the perfect storm of greed on all sides has created the current conditions at CSX that make this company unattractive to completely qualified candidates that would otherwise jump at the chance to work here. How many other qualified people has this company lost besides myself because of these problems? 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year Posted: 04 March 2015 Glad We know your the man (42 yearson the rr) 4 tours in Vietnam , 3wives, 1 husband 8 dogs and 25 cats. You don't have to put your resume on here. Just who are you trying to convince? Me or yourself. 

 Name: Glad E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 04 March 2015 Glad did 42 yrs. Local, Road, & Yard assignments. 1972-2014. Not that old yet & still in pretty good shape physically & mentally. Which is a hell of a lot more than can be said for the less than 1 yr. person\poster. Can't deal with a sick mind. That job is for professionally trained doctors. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 04 March 2015 Less than 1 year Don't pick on that old man. He's doing the best he can. You might be the closest thing he has to a best friend. Go easy brother. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year Posted: 04 March 2015 Glad Don't use the local libraries' computer for your post. Sale some of those photos and buy your own. 

 Name: Glad E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 04 March 2015 The less than one year poster should contact an EAP Counselor and ins. cos. right now, -- and start getting professional help ASAP. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year Posted: 03 March 2015 Glad The site is csx sucks not csx is your friend. I bet you never worked out here. I believe your one of those formers taking our pictures. You better get out there with your camera here come q025. 30yrs of taking photos 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year Posted: 03 March 2015 Glad You're a company suck. You need to retire like the rest of your kind. Too old and too foolish to question anything. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year Posted: 03 March 2015 FUCK CSX AND FUCK ALL YOU NO GOOD COMPANY SUCKS. ONE IS NO BETTER THAN THE OTHER AND FUCK MY SAWED OFF LOCAL CHAIRMAN WHO THINKS HE'S A RFE. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 27 February 2015 Why iisn't attendance policies part of the contract? They should and could be. There is enough silly shit in there. Ingram sure had the bid system shoved down the engineers throats when he was here. Was the bid system not to control layoff? Is this not attendance issues? Anything can be placed in a contract. I believe most Union members want this addressed in contracts. The ble just happened to sign their contract right before this notice was released to the men. This was no accident it just didn't work out that way. This was all carefully planned out. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year Posted: 27 February 2015 I'm all about paying union dues and being a union member. We couldn't work for csx without an union or at least I wouldn't. That being said when I pay dues to my union monthly and all my co-workers do as well. I expect representation. I expect the details of a contract to be defined and understood before it's signed. I expect not to be harassed by the company with silly ass attendance policies. I expect my valid claims to be handled and payed in a timely manner. I expect my LC to keep his mouth shut about me wanting a day off. When he is seen getting drunk on social media while he's off union. I expect my union brothers and sisters not to be sleeping with the enemy. I expect my L/C not to take company positions or safety suck jobs. This attendance policy effective 3-1 would never happen if we had a union not in bed with the company. Correct me If I'm wrong but has the utu or ble addressed this on their websites. No they have not! Just like previous attendance changes not a damn thing will change. Is it not funny that the ble signed their contract right before this bullshit. I hope it doesn't happen if right to work is ever the law of the land. There will be a lot of brothers and sisters stop paying union dues because our union is so passive with all csx's bullshit. 

 Name: Bed buddies E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 26 February 2015 BLE / UTU / CSX. Bed buddies ..... Local union laying off on weekends, holidays,.. These boys needs a good beat down.. Enough is enough .. Catch them at Walmart with they're family an beat the piss out of them. No one made them take that job. Unions aren't strong like they use to be. A bunch of cowards .. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years Posted: 25 February 2015 Our no good utu and ble lc are both laid off union again. New system notice released on attendance effective March 1st. We all know they're not doing a damn thing but setting home beating their meat. I wish that short fuck would work at least one weekend with the rest of us. Maybe just maybe this would be as issue with him. I'm not sure how the new utu lc will do or where he stands but the ble lc is a short no good bitching little fucker who thinks he's a rfe. He handles claims like my insane granny. WE ALL KNOW CSX SUCKS COCK. LET ME TELL THOSE WHO DON'T KNOW THE UTU AND BLE SUCK BIG COCK. I FIND IT FUNNY THAT THE CONTRACTS STATE HIS IS A CLOSED SHOP JOB AND THERE ARE MEN AND WOMEN THAT BELIEVE THE UNION NOT IN BED WITH CSX. uNION BUSINESS ON THE WEEKENDS AND HOLIDAYS NEED TO BE A THING OF THE PAST. HEY CINDY IF YOU HAD A REAL MAN KNOCKING THE BOTTOM OUT OF THAT THING YOU MIGHT BE A DECENT BITCH. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year Posted: 24 February 2015 Hey utu and ble on your web sites there is a lot of bullshit topics. How about topics we really care about like the new attendance policy or what you fat ass no good basterds are gonna do about it. 

 Name: stones E-mail: Employed as: M of W, for 1-10 years Posted: 24 February 2015 To answer the question as to why you always see Brian Edwards and Darren Hershiser together. Someone posted earlier that Edwards and Hershiser were closet gay lovers. That's why you always see them together. Personally I would hope that if Hershiser was in the closet, he'd have better taste than to have sex with someone as revolting as Brian Edwards. Brian Edwards is nothing more than a deplorable excuse for a human being. Look at Brian. He wears the same clothes day in and day out. He smells like arse because he's so large he can't reach around to wipe his own arse. His clothes have the same food stains on them day in and day out, and he constantly whines about how his wife is giving it away to everyone but him. It's obvious that he hates his own life, and the fact the only way a women will give him the time of day is if he pays them. While working on the Chicago Division I heard many a clerk comment that Brian would whine to them, hoping to get a mercy fu€k from them. Instead they ran to the union and filed complaints against him. I've also heard that the reason Larry Kosner brought Brian to the Great Lakes Division is because he's been busy doing Brian's wife for quite some time. Other members of management at working at Barr Yard openly admit that John Bradley was so sick and tired of Brian Edwards not doing anything but blaming everyone else working around him for his lack of production, it became nothing more than a big joke. John Bradley was on the verge of firing Brian personally before Larry Kosner stepped in and brought him to the Great Lakes Division. We don't even want to mention how badly the local chairmen on the Chicago Division were tearing Brian apart during company hearings, as he constantly changed his stories about what he witnessed. Truth be told, Brian was on the verge of being fired for being a liability to CSX. If it wasn't for Brian's wife being so generous with her wears, Brian Edwards wouldn't have a job at CSX today. While there are a lot of rumors on the railroad, Brian Edwards being a deplorable excuse for a human being isn't one of them. That rumor you can take to the bank. 

 Name: DS E-mail: Employed as: Yard Master, for 10-20 years Posted: 23 February 2015 OK PEOPLE. Does anyone know why Darren Hershiser and Brian Edwards are always driving around together between Lafayette and Crawfordsville day in and day out. You can count on running into them at D&R during lunch time. You can count on seeing them when they're hanging around the Chicken Shack in Linden. The two of them are always together in either Brian's red Jeep, or Darren's tan colored Chevy truck. (contrary to what they tell Larry Kosner, they're not in the separate vehicles that they turn in on their mileage reports.) Inevitably when the Monon crews see Brian, if he's is awake, he's wearing the same clothes as the day before and still has yesterday's food spilled down the front of his shirt and pants. (And he wonders why his wife doesn't want anything to do with him????) WHAT I WANT TO KNOW IS WHY ARE THESE TWO TRAIN MASTERS TROLLING ON THE MONON AND CHICAGO DIVISION TERRITORY WHEN THEY WORK ON GREAT LAKES DIVISION? I understand bumping up your mileage report, I've done it myself back in the day. But don't these two think that after several months of constantly working off of their territory, someone down at 31 East Georgia Street will catch on and actually start checking their expense reports? HELLO SCOTT CONNER, ITS TIME TO REIN YOU BOYS BACK IN AND HAVE THEM DO THE WORK THAT YOU PAY THEM TO FOR ON YOUR OWN DIVISION,THE GREAT LAKES DIVISION. Your two boys are slowing down the crews on the Chicago Division. In case no one has informed Brian, please let him know the Chicago Division is no longer his territory. (hint,hint) While you're at it, you might want to take a close look at BOTH Brian and Darren's mileage reports. If they're telling you they're driving separate vehicles day in and day out, they're violating the CSX Ethics policy. The lying and stealing in particular. They're also making you look like a bigger fool than you already do when you decided to take John Bradley's problem child off his hands and bring him over to the Great Lakes Division. 

 Name: Informer E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for Less than 1 year Posted: 22 February 2015 You want to be a manager at CSXT? Fail a drug test and 9 months later when you come back off your rule G CSX will give you the title that most abuse. What's that you say? you have to have a clean employee record for a year without any absences or assessments? Those rules only apply to those that CSX says they do.. Yeah, yeah, yeah I know CSX made that rule but its ok, trust me! We look for the worst employees to put in charge! Shitty employee and now a shitty manager. From someone that use to go home after the morning call because their manager use to let them. No management experience need, never been a foreman, no need. Stole from the company then and sure that has not stopped. Who's going to listen and make the difference? No one.... CSX is a bright shiny fortune 500 company on the outside that gives a appearance that safety is #1 and they care. Have you seen the areas where these trains run? Employees defenseless work in high urban threat areas. We will wait until something happens to make changes, just like all the other rules and regulations written in blood. Don't waste your time calling Ethics because eventually the manager that is the problem will come to you ans ask for a statement and dissolve the issue. Confidential? yea right! So many issues with this company and yet it is blamed on the employee. "Oh, its just a disgruntled employee!" Is it? Why is that employee disgruntled? Fact based: A statement thrown around by CSX. If you want fact based lets pull radio records of trains that have passed. Lets pull paper work that has been documented by and outside party. "I don't care that 6 employees have the same story! I am going continuously repeat "FACT BASED" and make everything your fault! Oh yea and also keep calling you a liar!" GREAT MANAGEMENT SKILLS!!! 

 Name: ??? E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 21 February 2015 Conductor less 1 Who is this John Waler? If he employeed by osha or fra. Someone assigned to your area? We had some FRA men in the back pockets at our terminal but the good ones let us know who they were and not to call them. What are the ethic's charges for? 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 21 February 2015 So SP retired Engineer the LA Division had a bunch of "Sex Offenders" on the Division and other "HUBS" when the UP took over and cleaned house? SP had some Engineers that had their wives do "PORNOS" with John Holmes back in the LATE 70's and Early 80's in Bakersfield and that dude had HIV. Dammit... 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year Posted: 19 February 2015 DO NOT CONTACT JOHN WALER WITH ANY OSHA CONCERN...He is soon to be brought up on ethics charges... 

 Name: Ret Eng E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 1-10 years Posted: 19 February 2015 Is it true that an engineer butchered his wife several times and almost killed her...served over 10 years in prison................................ Yes, I remember him. He lived up in the Lake Arrowhead area and was a trasfer from Orgeon Division. Actually, a really nice guy. His name escapes me. That happens in old age. When I retired, he was still in prison. I don’t know if he ever got his job back. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 18 February 2015 RE; SP Engineer: Heard lots of noise from that terminal that you mentioned in California....Is it true that an engineer butchered his wife several times and almost killed her...served over 10 years in prison...and returned to work...and is now a terminal manager? That was mentioned in Train Orders a few years ago as well as a slew of sex offenders working-out of that terminal. 

 Name: FACTS! E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for N/A Posted: 17 February 2015 Retired SP Engineer Not only do the CSX officials read this site but their lawyers do as well. They have too. It is their responsibility to read every post to make sure there hasn't been something posted that is a violation of business practices or leaks vital information to the competitors. Supervisors visit this site on a regular basis. IT IS A FACT that the FRA as well as customers read it daily. Last year a close personal friend of the NS informed us that they read every single post because not only is it entertaining but a lot of post make reference to former NS officials that were asked to "leave" and jumped on board with CSX. This site can be very helpful for the employee's if used properly. Unfortunately because it is an open forum there is no way to keep filthy and unstable people from posting comments that make decent hard working employees who do post on here appear less credible. If employee's are afraid to file ethics charges against a supervisor because they know they WILL BE RETALIATED AGAINST they can do it on this site. The minute any CSX officer see's official charges posted on this site it is their responsibility to advise the company so the lawyers and public directors can make note of it and prepare for any adverse actions that might take place. Be serious about your posting. If you are going to make charges or post ethics violations HAVE YOUR FACTS. HAVE DATES, TIMES, LOCATIONS, INNCIDENT AT HAND AND FULL DETAILS. CSX has in the past investigated officials being charged with inappropriate conduct after being notified anonymously. THIS IS A FACT. Once they become aware that a serious situation is escalating it is their responsibility to investigate within. REMEMBER!!!!! AS SOON AS YOU BEGIN POSTING INFORMATION THAT IS UNCOMFORTABLE OR DAMAGING TO THE IMAGE OF THE COMPANY, THE HIRED MOLES WITH DO EVERYTHING IN THEIR POWER TO DISTRACT YOU FROM THE TOPIC AT HAND. THEY WILL START ARGUMENTS WITH THE POSTERS AND DRAW EVERYONES ATTENTION AWAY. THIS IS WHAT THEY HAVE BEEN ORDERED TO DO. DO YOUR BEST TO IGNORE THEM. DO NOT LET THEM DRAW YOU IN. IF YOU DO ALL YOU HAVE DONE IS FALL FOR THEIR TACTICS. STAND YOUR GROUND! If what you are posting is factual and truthful you have absolutely nothing to worry about. No one in the company wants to push issues that you can prove without a shadow of a doubt. They prefer to keep these issues in house and away from the public but if the employee's are getting no where and the problems are being swept under the rug this site is just the place to get the rug taken to the cleaners! 

 Name: Retired SP Eng. E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 1-10 years Posted: 16 February 2015 I really do hope that CSX Management takes the time to read this and other railroad websites, especially TrainOrders.com. I'm sure they view CSX-Sucks.com as entertainment, with only disgruntle employees being the catalyst of the posters. But, for their information, many others view them in the same light as most here. In comparison to the other “Big Three” railroads, CSX is, from what I can tell, a “Wooden Axel” outfit. Meaning basically, it's run by non-railroad people at the corporate level and the "Bottom Line" being the most important or the only indicator of the railroad's productivity and efficiency. Back in 1980, Southern Pacific (and other railroads) were flush with excess operating employees, cabooses, fireman, brakemen, etc. now history. The country was in the middle of the Carter rescission, freight loadings were way down, locomotives were stored, mothballed in long lines. Many low seniority brakemen and switchmen were cut-off. The mood of management then was much as the CSX is now; harass the men, efficiency testing all the time. If you were a promoted engineer and cut back as a fireman, then you were fair game. The work morale was just as the CSX seems to be today. Finally, someone broke. For you CSX managers, these means he went “Postal.” I'm sure I need not explain the definition of that term. One particular yardmaster, with the encouragement of a few Asst-Terminal Superintendents, had really be harassing the yard crews unmercifully. As the sun came up one morning, this yardmaster was walking down the steps from the Trim Tower at SP's West Colton Yard in southern California. An old head switchman walked up a literally blew him away with a 12ga. shotgut....yes, killed him. The man is still in a California prison. The man's name escapes me, but I believe they called the yardmaster Pinky. After this incident, things on the SP changed over night....at least on the Los Angeles Division. Now, point being; don't think this can't happen on the CSX. It can and I would bet it will. CSX Management, listen up...people can only take so much. From what I read and hear, many of your first line managers are pushing people to the breaking point. Just take some poor guy going through a divorce, a serious illness or another of life's traumatic situations, feeling distraught, life not worth living. Now, take one of your company officers, overly concerned about him separating two cars 48 feet not 50, sights him for an investigation, this just might be the straw that breaks the camel's back, and he goes Postal. Don't feel it can't happen, I have shown you it has, on a railroad. We all know it's happened many time at the US Postal Service. 

 Name: Rose lake E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 16 February 2015 ROSELAKE.... Idk if Aleek is still doing his pot smoking but he sure thought it was funny that day. Like he had gotten one over on CSX. He was even holding his hand up making the movements of smoking a joint. The railroad is so corrupt within CSX. I sometime can believe the idiots they hire here. Then they let the ones go that are actually doing good. Doesn't make sense to me...but aleek and ryan do there own thing and we cant stand up without being mistreated or followed in the yard with them constantly testing us. Or in aleeks way he tests.....from the seat in his office looking out the window. THE SAFTY Record at RoseLake isn't what they claim... 1st They tell you they don't want to know.... 2nd If you do tell them....they say "i didn't hear it" 3rd Ive personally told " if you get hurt here..you wont work here any longer. We have ways to get rid of you here." Ryan Williams says SOMEONE like scott conner needs to get involved and fire them for a change! 

 Name: ROSELAKE E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 16 February 2015 ROSE LAKE= Aleek Young + Ryan Williams = Terrible place to work. "BIG BLACK the pot smoker" + "Lyin Ryan" These guys are insane...Not ethical at all. I have personally have sat at the break table and over heard ALEEK talk about when he got the job offer for Management he was in Miami smoking pot on the beach. He said he had to tell them he would be on vacation for a month so he had plenty of time to get it out of his system. RYAN he is a weirdo with a huge ego. He seems to think cuz he was a marine he is some kind of tough guy. Not really guy...we don't like you and your just a young ass punk. He orders old heads around like he knows better than someone that has been on the railroad for TWICE his AGE! Honestly we hope you just choke on your meal when you take a break! MANAGEMENT....Back off ...! We are all fed up with you attitudes and terrible way you treat us here. Everyone might have to go out and call Redblock one night and see how you get the 008 out... ANY1 ELSE HAVE ANY STORYS ABOUT ROSELAKE? 

 Name: Joe Patriot E-mail: Employed as: APE, for N/A Posted: 15 February 2015 Corrupt Politicians and Corporate America: All Railroaders should go on a Nationwide strike and force our corrupt politicians to focus on the People's business! America, The Land Of The Free, is coming apart at the seams because no one wants to lead! 

 Name: Retired Loco Eng. E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 1-10 years Posted: 15 February 2015 I have ofter thought, the Obama Administration should turn over the ISIS and Radical Islamic Terrorist problem to the CSX management. Herman Goering, Hitler's righthand man, once said, “The reason we lost the war was, were weren’t sufficiently ruthless enough." That would not be the case with CSX. They would cut off heads and take names with a broken pencil, which ever worked best. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year Posted: 15 February 2015 http://www.utu1529.org/news/news.php?action=fullnews&id=230 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year Posted: 15 February 2015 No discipline for Following Dr's Orders! MUST READ MUST READ MUST READ MUST READ MUST READ MUST READ MUST READ 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year Posted: 15 February 2015 READ THIS AND PASS IT ON! www.utu1529.org/news/news.php?action=fullnews&id=230 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 10-20 years Posted: 14 February 2015 LOS ANGELES — When a Union Pacific freight train thundered into tiny Macdona, Texas, just before dawn June 28, the engineer and conductor had clocked more than 60 hours in the previous week, working the long, erratic shifts that are common in the railroad industry, according to this report by Dan Weikel published by the Los Angeles Times. They flew through a stop signal at 45 mph and slammed into another freight train that was moving onto a side track. No one even touched the brakes. Chlorine gas from a punctured tank car killed the conductor and two townspeople, while dozens of others suffered breathing problems and burning eyes as the toxic cloud drifted almost 10 miles. Hundreds were evacuated within a 2-mile radius of the accident. Federal investigators suspect that both of the Union Pacific crewmen had fallen asleep. In the weeks before the crash, each man’s work schedule had at least 15 starting times at all hours of the day. The Macdona crash illustrates a grim fact of life for thousands of engineers, brake operators and conductors who guide giant freight trains across the country: Exhaustion can kill. Two decades after federal officials identified fatigue as a top safety concern, the problem continues to haunt the railroad industry, especially the largest carriers responsible for moving the vast majority of the nation’s rail-borne freight. “Engineers and conductors sleep on trains. Anyone who tells you different is not being straight with you,” said Diz D. Francisco, a veteran engineer and union official who works out of Bakersfield for the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Corp. Tired crews have caused some of the deadliest and costliest freight train wrecks of the last 20 years, a review of federal accident reports show. And although the government doesn’t track fatigue-related crashes, the number of accidents caused by human error has increased 60% since 1996, a surge that some safety experts suspect is at least partly the result of weary crews. “We have been talking about the same issues for more than 20 years,” said William Keppen of Annapolis, Md., a retired engineer, former union official and past coordinator of Burlington Northern Santa Fe’s fatigue countermeasures program. “We made some progress in the 1990s, but the whole thing is starting to go to hell. People are dying out there. The risk is increasing again.” National Transportation Safety Board records show that entire crews have nodded off at the controls of mile-long freight trains weighing 10,000 tons, some of them loaded with hazardous materials. In a 1984 Wyoming crash, a Burlington Northern engineer had only 6 1/2 hours of sleep in the 48 hours before the accident; his conductor had five hours of sleep. Outside St. Louis in 2001, a Union Pacific engineer who had been up for 24 hours with only a short nap failed to heed three warning signals and orders to limit his speed before triggering a chain-reaction crash involving two other trains. The wreck injured four and caused $10 million in damage. A year later, in Des Plaines, Ill., a Union Pacific engineer fighting to stay awake after more than 22 hours without sleep blew past warning signals and broadsided another train, severely injuring two crew members. After a Chicago & North Western train collision in March 1995, engineer Gerald A. Dittbenner sued the railroad — and received a$500,000 settlement, his lawyers say — over his incessant 12-hour shifts and irregular work schedules. Dittbenner, 49, misread a stop signal after being awake almost 30 hours and hit the rear of an empty coal train outside Shawnee Junction, Wyo. Seconds before the impact, Dittbenner jumped from the locomotive and broke his neck. Unable to do strenuous work because of persistent pain, he now works as a locksmith in Scottsbluff, Neb. At a freight terminal before the crash, Dittbenner wrote a prophetic letter to the railroad company — but never got a chance to mail it. “I said something like, ‘We weren’t getting enough sleep. The railroad is always short-handed and working us to death. If nothing is done, someone is going to get hurt,’ ” Dittbenner recalled in an interview. “That someone was me.” Federal regulators believe that fatigue underlies many train accidents, though the number of crashes related to the lack of rest is unknown. The government investigates few crashes, leaving most of them to the railroads to review. By law, those carriers submit reports to the government. Under cause, the only fatigue-related category is “employee fell asleep,” which Federal Railroad Administration officials say doesn’t provide a full picture of the problem. In 2004, the industry reported 3,104 significant accidents to the railroad administration. About 1,250 were attributed to human factors such as poor judgment, miscommunication and failure to follow operating procedures — errors that experts say can be triggered by fatigue. A 1997 survey of more than 1,500 freight crew members by the North American Rail Alertness Partnership — a group of industry, government and union officials — found that about 80% had reported to work while tired, extremely tired or exhausted. Though fatigue can affect passenger train crews, it is primarily a problem for the 40,000 to 45,000 engineers, brake operators and conductors assigned to unscheduled freight service. Many put in 60 to 70 hours a week, sometimes more. They can be called to work any time during the day or night, constantly disrupting their sleep patterns. The irregular shifts often place bleary-eyed crews at the controls between 3 and 6 a.m., when experts say the body’s natural circadian rhythm produces maximum drowsiness. Engineers, brake operators and conductors liken on-the-job fatigue to being in a constant state of jet lag. “There is no set rest schedule. It changes all the time, and it is hard to adjust,” said Doug Armstrong of Huntington Beach, a veteran Union Pacific engineer who often works 12-hour days, six days a week. “People have a normal rest cycle, but a railroad is anything but normal.” Part of the problem is the federal Hours of Service Act, a 98-year-old law that requires at least eight hours off after each shift. Crew members say that often doesn’t result in adequate sleep. Allowing for commutes, family obligations, meals and getting ready for work, four to six hours of rest is common, they say. Moreover, it is legal under the act for engineers, conductors and brake operators to work up to 432 hours a month. In contrast, truckers can drive no more than 260 hours a month under federal law, while commercial pilots are restricted to 100 hours of flying a month. “It doesn’t make scientific or physiological sense,” said Mark R. Rosekind, a past director of NASA’s fatigue countermeasures program and a former consultant to Union Pacific. “It calls for a minimum of eight hours off, but people need eight hours of sleep a day on average.” Without adequate rest, engineers can significantly increase their risk of an accident, according to research in the late 1990s by the Assn. of American Railroads, the industry’s trade organization and lobbying arm. Donald G. Krause, then an analyst for the association, studied 1.7 million work schedules and found that engineers who put in more than 60 hours a week were at least twice as likely to be in an accident as those working 40 hours. His work was intended to aid the industry in assessing the fatigue problem and finding ways to reduce accidents. But in 1998, the association canceled the research. “They did not want this finding,” said Krause, who once studied rail safety for the federal General Accounting Office and is now a business writer living outside Chicago. “The railroads fear it could lead to restrictions on hours and government regulation, which could cost them money. But something needs to be done. One of these days, they are going to wipe out a town.” Association officials say Krause’s research was halted because of budget cuts, not out of a desire to bury the conclusions. Exhausting schedules are nothing new in railroading. In 1863, long hours contributed to the founding of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers, one of the nation’s oldest unions. Crew fatigue is even enshrined in American folklore. Engineer Casey Jones was killed when he rear-ended another train in 1900 — near the end of a double shift. The accident inspired a song, “The Ballad of Casey Jones.” Today’s fatigue problem is the result of a variety of developments over the last two decades, say union officials, railroad consultants, company executives and train crew members. Hiring has not kept pace with a steady increase in rail freight volumes, about 4.4% a year on average since 1991, federal data show. Corporate mergers and cost-cutting during the 1990s led to staff reductions. In 2002, a change in pension rules led to 12,000 railroad worker retirements, twice as many as the year before. Since 1990, overall railroad employment has declined more than 25%. Department of Labor statistics show that, until recently, the hiring of engineers has been flat for years. Railroad unions have at times resisted proposed solutions to the fatigue problem if they threatened to limit the freedom of their members to work long hours and maximize earnings. With overtime and high mileage, salaries for engineers can reach $100,000 a year. “It is a two-edged sword,” said Brian Held, 47, a Burlington Northern Santa Fe engineer for 10 years. “The company wants to save money and doesn’t hire what it needs to. Union members don’t want the boards so full of workers they can’t make the money they want. It makes for a dangerous situation.” Held said that fatigue led to a train collision April 28, 2004, in the Cajon Pass of San Bernardino County, a long, tricky grade that requires constant attention. Federal records show that both the engineer and conductor of a Burlington Northern Santa Fe train dozed off and struck a Union Pacific train at 5:15 a.m. Five cars derailed. “There have been four or five fatigue-related incidents up there,” Held said. “We’re lucky no one was killed.” Interest in fatigue as a safety problem intensified in the mid-1980s, when the NTSB concluded that weary crews contributed to three collisions involving Burlington Northern trains that left 12 dead. But the railroad industry did not launch a major initiative until two Santa Fe freight trains collided Nov. 7, 1990, in Corona, killing four and causing$4.4 million in damage. The fiery head-on crash occurred at 4:11 a.m., when a westbound train ignored a stop signal and crept onto the main track from a siding. It collided with an eastbound freight train going about 30 mph. Crew members on the westbound train tried to run from the wreckage but were consumed by a fireball. The brake operator on the other train was killed; the engineer and conductor suffered serious injuries. A year later, NTSB investigators concluded that the crew at fault had probably fallen asleep. They noted that engineer Gary Ledoux and brake operator Virginia Hartzell had not slept for almost 27 hours, making them drunk with exhaustion. Conductor James Wakefield had no more than six hours of rest the day before. Of Ledoux’s last 54 shifts, 35 had different reporting times at all hours. The day before the crash, because of a last-minute shift change, Ledoux had only 5 1/2 hours of sleep before guiding a freight train from Los Angeles to Barstow, arriving at 12:40 p.m. En route to Los Angeles, Ledoux exceeded speed limits 13 times. As he neared Corona, he turned on the cab’s dome light and opened the window in an apparent attempt to stay awake. The Corona accident prompted the formation of the Work Rest Task Force, which stressed a voluntary approach by railroad companies and labor unions to sponsor research and find solutions without government intervention. In 1996, the North American Rail Alertness Partnership was formed. The Federal Railroad Administration also organized related efforts. Today, a variety of fatigue countermeasures are partially in place or under consideration at the nation’s largest railroads, including Burlington Northern Santa Fe, CSX Transportation, Norfolk Southern and Union Pacific. Some railroads have started voluntary work-rest cycles, though they are not available to most of their freight crews. A typical arrangement is seven days on and three days off. Educational materials are available, crew lodgings at hotels have been upgraded and most major railroads, after years of resistance, now allow short naps for those on duty. Executives at some companies say they are moving to more regularly scheduled freight service, which can make crew members’ hours more predictable. At Burlington Northern Santa Fe, crew members are entitled to 14 hours of undisturbed rest after working eight hours. At CSX, they can ask for undisturbed rest for up to 10 hours, and fixed work-rest cycles are available at several major hubs. Officials at all of the nation’s largest railroads say they are hiring thousands of engineers and conductors to reduce crew shortages. The companies, which handle about 90% of the nation’s rail freight, added more than 4,000 crew members in 2004, a 7% increase over 2003. The Assn. of American Railroads contends that a voluntary effort is more likely to succeed than a “one-size-fits-all” approach that government regulation would create. “We have made huge gains by working cooperatively,” said Alan Lindsey, general director of safety and rules for Burlington Northern Santa Fe. “We have come a tremendous way as an industry.” Although accidents related to human error are increasing, the railroad association cites federal data that deaths and injuries of railroad workers from accidents are at record lows. Fatigue “is not what I’d consider a major safety issue at this point, but it is an issue we take seriously,” said Robert C. VanderClute, the association’s senior vice president of safety and operations. Industry critics, however, point to Union Pacific, the nation’s largest carrier, in asserting that the voluntary approach isn’t working. Understaffing and crew fatigue have persisted at Union Pacific despite the railroad’s participation in the Work Rest Task Force. The largest team of safety inspectors ever assembled by the Federal Railroad Administration descended on Union Pacific in 1997 after five major crashes in eight weeks killed seven people. Long hours, unpredictable work schedules and train crews that had worked days on end without time off were partly to blame. Since last May, the Federal Railroad Administration and the NTSB have been investigating seven derailments and crashes involving Union Pacific trains near San Antonio, including the Macdona wreck. Crew fatigue is suspected in at least two of the accidents. In December 2003, Union Pacific unsuccessfully sued a group of unionized conductors alleging that they were taking too much time off during weekends and holidays, disrupting commerce along a major Kansas line in violation of the Railway Labor Act. The United Transportation Union countered that the railroad was severely understaffed in the area and many conductors were exhausted from working for weeks — sometimes months — without a day off. “We were running with a skeleton crew,” said union official Greg Haskin. “Guys were burned out and calling in sick. They were working 12- to 16-hour days up to 90 days straight. You can’t expect people to work like that and be safe.” Union Pacific declined to discuss the case. The company has vowed to add 200 engineers and conductors in the San Antonio area, where the Macdona crash occurred, and 2,500 this year across its vast network. The company also is experimenting with a two-days-on, two-days-off work-rest cycle for engineers at its giant freight hub in North Platte, Neb. “Generations have been dealing with this problem,” said John Bromley, a Union Pacific spokesman. “There are not going to be any overnight solutions.” Critics say the industry isn’t doing enough voluntarily and that further government regulation is needed. But when it comes to combating fatigue, the wheels of reform turn slowly. Bills requiring fatigue management plans and improvements to the Hours of Service Act have failed repeatedly in Congress since 1998 because of corporate and labor opposition. Out of frustration, NTSB officials say they recently withdrew their long-standing recommendation for revisions to the act. Amending the law to reflect modern sleep science had been on the NTSB’s “10 Most Wanted List” of safety improvements since 1990. George Gavalla, who headed the Federal Railroad Administration safety office from 1997 to 2004, said trying to reduce the fatigue problem “was one of my biggest frustrations.” “I’m disappointed we could not accomplish more,” he added. “It is a huge safety issue.” 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 13 February 2015 Blet,Utu and Csx can kiss my ass. When ever I get 20 points I'm gonna just happen to get hurt at work. Then sue their asses. Does anyone know a good lawyer? $100.00 a month in Union dues and this is the shit we get. I wish we had half a damn Union. Anyone thinking of coming out here think again. You would be better off slinging hamburgers at McDonald's.   Name: Retired FRA Inspector E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years Posted: 12 February 2015 To the other, other non-employee, for N/A: You do seem to understand what's going on in the railroad industry. Railroad and FRA managers squeeze each other's hands under the table while they preach, but don't really practice, safety. And someday it will end in a much greater tragedy than those that have already occurred.   Name: Retired FRA Inspector E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years Posted: 12 February 2015 Other, non-employee, for N/A: No, your post is totally inaccurate. Railroads harass and fire employees in order to instill fear in them. It also makes railroads appear to be safety orientated. It's all about greed and control. Railroad retirement has nothing to do with this.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 11 February 2015 I found this quote interesting as to the logic of this policy... is it accurate? "Just follow the money. The railroad retirement system isn't big enough for everyone so they run crews 24/7 so they screw up and get fired or die so there is enough for the 25% of employees who do make it. It is actually a giant ponzi scheme just like Social Security. A 75% reduction in retirement costs is worth the cost of paying for accidents after all isn't it? You save money by being shorthanded along the way as well by running everyone ragged!"   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 11 February 2015 I may have gotten this wrong but here's how I would feel after having to do this for any length of time... I never got smart enough to think so hard about safety and make websites about it and preach pushing chairs in and not walking with hands in pockets and having fire drills before meetings to demonstrate my commitment to safety. no one has ever asked me why I push my chair in and walk without my hands in my pockets for safety and then... after waiting for a call from work for 16 hours I get the call as I am about to pass out so I drive to work within 2 hours of the call then drive 15000 tons of steel for 12 hours down a ribbon of rails where I have to watch for signals every two miles and make sure to drink my coffee 1 hour before I reach the point of passing out so I don't miss any of those lights because if I miss them that's unsafe and bad things like death happen. But as long as I can keep my eyes open for 10 seconds every 2-3 minutes and time it just right i can sleep through the whole thing and still be safe. good thing I have been operating with no sleep for 12 hours after being awake for 16 hours for the last 15 years or else I would be worried that what I am doing could be extremely unsafe. But the Railroads are committed to safety its on the website they would never miss something so fundamental as degraded human functioning that is directly tied to lack of sleep with a direct threat to safety. That could never happen they are to smart for that.   Name: no fool E-mail: Employed as: APE, for N/A Posted: 06 February 2015 CHICAGO DIVISION ENOUGH OF YOUR CRAP. WE HAVE HAD IT WITH YOUR OUTRIGHT LIES TO OTHER DIVISIONS. DO YOU THINK WE ARE IDIOTS??? YOU THINK WE DONT KNOW WHAT YOUR UP TO WHEN YOU TRY AND PAIR OTHER ENGINEERS OR CONDUCTORS WITH YOUR OWN PEOPLE TO COME AND DO A SO CALLED LIGHT MOVE ON YOUR TERRITORY. WE ARE SICK OF YOU USING THE OLD RULE 46 MOVE AND THREATEN INSUBORDINATION IF OTHER CREW MEMEBERS FROM OTHER DIVISIONS TELL YOU THEY ARE NOT QUALIFIED IN YOUR STINKING INDUSTRIES. GET A CLUE IDIOTS. THE OLD RULE 46 HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH KNOWING THE CHARACTERISTICS OF AND INDUSTRY OR ANYWHERE ELSE FOR THAT MATTER. CONDUCTORS ARE NOT SUPPOSED TO BE ASSIGNED AS PILOTS FOR ENGINEERS. WE KNOW YOU ARE FULL OF IT WHEN YOU TELL THE CREW CALLERS YOU HAVE JUST ONE STRAIGHT MOVE TO MAKE. WE GOT PEOPLE RESTED TO WORK TOGETHER OFF OUR DIVISIONS THEN WE CAN COME TOGETHER. WE KNOW WHY YOU ARE TRYING TO PAIR US UP WITH YOUR GUYS. YOUR UNETHICAL LIES AND BULL YOU TELL THE CREW CALLERS IS GOING TO BITE YOU IN THE ARSSES IF YOU KEEP IT UP. YOU CANT GET YOUR LOCAL AND YARD WORK DONE, TOO BAD. GET MORE PEOPLE IN YOUR DIVISION. QUIT YOUR LYING AND BULLSHITZ STORIES. QUIT YOUR THREATENING OTHER PEOPLE ON OTHER DIVISIONS. YOU NOT FOOLING ANYONE. YOUR THE REASON NO ONE TRUST A SUPERVISOR ANYMORE. GROW UP AND START PREACHING SAFETY LIKE MICKEY WARD SAYS YOUR SUPPOSED TO. QUIT TRY TO FORCE OTHER PEOPLE TO GO WORK PLACES THEY NEVER LAYED EYES ON BEFORD. STOP BREAKING FRA LAWS AND OPERATING RULES. LEARN HOW TO MANAGE YOUR OWN! KEEP YOUR CRAP IN YOUR OWN DIVISION!   Name: NEWS E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 06 February 2015 GOOD WORK WELL DONE POSTERS! Looks like the latest post about our unprofessional supervisors, the attendance policy and other issues that expose the company for their many unethical behaviors has put a burr in their saddle. Their mole(paid off supervisor) has crawled out from under his rock and is trying to disrupt our discussions with his LBT jerry springer crap again. We haven't heard from him in awhile. Wonder which topic is making them squirm in their chairs! KEEP THE ISSUES OPEN AND IGNORE THE MOLE FROM UNDER THE ROCK!   Name: Pete E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 05 February 2015 Yard Master, you're back a week, stirring the pot, and you've already hit the nail on the head about Daren and Brian. Quite a few of us have been wondering about the two of them for quite some time. Especially since all of us working out of Avon already know who Brian's wife is doing downtown. (And it isn't Brian) Yes its true, we all know when you see Brian and Daren, they're always together riding around in Brian's red jeep. From hearing the Lafayette crews talk, not only is the couple riding around in Brian's red jeep, eating at some BBQ restaurant in Lafayette, they're doing their testing on the Monon Subdivision versus their own territories on the Great Lakes Division. (!!!!!!) I say let the two love birds be, and hope they stay over there to do their testing,,,,,, and whatever. I don't know about you, but I'm personally tired of seeing Brian wearing the same clothes for days on end, then giving John England a run for his money on who can smell worse in building 5. LET THE TWO LOVE BIRDS BE, and keep them on the Monon.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Yard Master, for 20-30 years Posted: 04 February 2015 Heads up for those working on the Monon and Crawfordsville subs. Brian Edwards and his new (butt) buddy Darren (Hershey) Hershiser are busy riding around together at all hours of the day and night under the auspices of testing crews. They're spending their "quality" time "testing" on the less traveled Monon and Crawfordsville subs, versus Brian Edward's heavily traveled territory on the St. Louis Line. Rumor has it from several train crews that have witnessed Brian Edwards and Darren (Hershey) Hershiser together, that Darren (Hershey) Hershiser has taken it upon himself to help satisfy Brian Edwards insatiable need to receive blow jobs while in his jeep. Way to go Brian Edwards. What did you do, convince Hershey Hershiser that if he helped you out, you'd help him out by using your wife's connections downtown to help this former UTU Local Chairman move up the ladder? As we all know, Brian Edward's wife is busy servicing several of Brian's coworkers down at 31 East Georgia St. (And given what she has to go home to at night [[brian]] do you blame her for looking else where for company?) With Brian not getting any at home, and spending a lot of time riding around in the same vehicle with Darren (Hershey) Hershiser.......men get lonely, and Hershey has taken it upon himself to help Larry Koster's big buddy, Brian Edward's out. (And Brian's little buddy too) I don't know about you guys, but if you remember the days of Rick Reed and Benny Chance, but it sure looks like history is repeating it's self on the Great Lakes Division yet again. And should you pass Brian Edwards and Darren (Hershey) Hershiser as they're spending quality time "working together" on these long cold nights in Brian's jeep, working to stay warm. Keep an eye on the two of them, you might just see more than two best buddies testing your crew.   Name: DUH E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 03 February 2015 Friend/family Anyone who has half a brain in their heads knows not to trust ANYONE IN SUPERVISION. They are not about to take any blame for anything if it is going to jeopardize their job position. Everyone knows this and if they don't then they are in the wrong field. This is an industry that requires employees to be disciplined. It's a dangerous job and injuries have and will always happen. When lawsuits are filed previous discipline for safety failures by the employee are used as a way to reduce settlement amounts. Head hunting is mandatory. Its the nature of the business. A division having a perfect safety record goes deeper than bragging rights. Government support, political and industrial support goes along with it not to mention negotiation for insurance premiums. No reason not to mention this TM's name because everyone knows not to turn their backs for one minute. You wouldn't be saying anything that would surprise us!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year Posted: 03 February 2015 I DONT WORK FOR THE RAILROAD.BUT DO KNOW SOMEONE THAT WORKS AT AVON TERMINAL,AND THIS PERSON IS A T.M. THIS PARTICULAR MAN IS VERY WELL LIKED BY ALL HIS EMPLOYEE'S. HE ISN'T WHOM HE APPEARS TO BE. IF A SITUATION COMES UP,HE RUNS TO THE SUPERINTENDANT AND THROWS THE EMPLOYEE UNDER THE BUS,WHILE ALL THE TIME HE'S SMILING AT YOU AND YOUR THINKING HE HAS YOUR BACK. BE WARE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!   Name: ???? E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 03 February 2015 BROTHERS A bunch of us were told by LC and VLC that the new BLET SSA was ratified and was supposed to be in effect January 1ST. That's why they are paying us the back pay that was due, cost of living raises and license raises back to January 1st. How come they aren't following any of the new rules in the agreement like getting people out of the hotels on their rest days or putting you first out at the hotel when its the last day of your work cycle. We heard some people saying that the union has about 50 side letters with this thing and they are trying to figure out how to roll this thing out. If there is 50 side letters then all the members are entitled to view them and have copies prior to this new agreement going into effect. We all know that this is going to be a big fat fiasco when it gets going but we thought it was already in effect. Has anyone received any definite emails or anything in writing from your locals on whats really going on with this agreement and when its going to be up and running????????   Name: FACT E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 03 February 2015 FUNNY The reason the employees have to deal with outrageous policies is because we have unions with yellow stripes down their backs who have totally given up on protecting the members from having to work in a hostile work environment. 50 years ago union reps would have stood beside the members and put some woop ass on management but now with the kickbacks and padding under the table its gone. Stupid idiotic policies eventually get torn apart anyway. That's why they are called stupid and idiotic. As for those at rose lake who are tired of TM RYAN heres a little history. He hired on with the intentions of getting a job in the human resource department. He is still taking classes and is supposedly working towards getting out of T&E. He was told he would not be accepted in another job position until he was a TM for awhile. They are testing him to see if he has the back bone to fire! All he was doing at first was jumping through their hoops to look good. If he sucked arss and head hunted he knew he would look good to the boys in the club. Now, it has gone to his head and as far as those higher above, he is starting to show that he may not be such a good candidate for a position in the HR department. He is going rogue and showing his ability to be completely unprofessional. He will eventually hang himself. If you haven't paid attention for the last 20 years.....NO ONE NICE STAYS IN THE FIELD.At the rate he is going they will never let him go until he becomes a liability. He is chopping off his nose to spite his face. In the meantime, document, document document every violation that occurs. When, how, what kind and who else was present. Don't forget what happened to the other section 8 wack job they had there.   Name: ROSE LAKE E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 03 February 2015 Here at East St Louis Rose Lake things were good for a while until Trainmaster RYAN WILLIAMS aka "LYIN RYAN" showed up. ALEEK YOUNG lets him get by with harassing crews. This guys makes up rules as he sees them to benefit him. He will smile to your face and stab you in your back over and over again. He carries a voice recorder in his pocket and records crew conversations to mess with you in the crew rooms later. IS THIS LEGAL? CSX claims to have a code of ethics....at Rose Lake there isn't any respect and they follow you around the yard harassing everyone. I honestly have lost my respect for the company because of this management employee. Recently they have hired some green caps and he has these guys so scared to do anything at all. Its not right and I feel sorry for the young men. Its a good job and I don't have much more time left but to any new men thinking about coming to ROSE Lake...I wouldn't advise it. CSX really should do something about this guy before they have a lawsuit against the company. All of us are tired of it here and need to ban together and do something about it. Is it too much to ask for a bit of professionalism in the workplace? ROSE LAKE EAST ST LOUIS SUCKS!   Name: Funny E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 01 February 2015 CSX is hated by their employees , but ladies the fact still remains, they implement these new crazy policies and you guys make it work. That's just good business . Deal with it ladies.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years Posted: 29 January 2015 One of the Employment Conditions FOR NEW hire CONDUCTORS Strict disciplinary policy regarding inability to report to work within proper time frame, or failure to accept a call for work. IF CSX STATES THE OLD ATTENDANCE POLICY STRICT. HOW THE HELL DOES CSX STATE THE NEW CAPS IS REASONABLE. CSX DOESN'T EVEN BELIEVE THE SHIT THEY'RE SHOVELING US. WHY DID THE BLET THROW US THAT SHIT CONTRACT WHEN THEY WERE AWARE OF CSX PLACING US UNDER A NEW ATTENDANCE POLICY. CONTRACT PASSED AND SIGNED CSX RELEASES NEW POLICY. WHY WASN'T THIS ADDRESSED BEFORE?   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years Posted: 28 January 2015 Infractions related to absenteeism are guided by the company's Absenteeism Policy, which also provides for progressive discipline. The first two violations result in counseling letters. This is followed by three "Steps" of formal discipline. Possible discipline for a Step 3 violation includes termination. Anita Tingley, based in Florida, is the Manager of Manpower and Crew Availability Specialist for CSX. She is tasked with handling disciplinary issues related to employee absenteeism. When an employee has violated the Absenteeism Policy, she verifies what step in the disciplinary process that employee is at and creates an incident form. Similar to the IDPAP scheme, violations of the Absenteeism Policy are removed from an employee's record after three years. The three years doesn't change with caps.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year Posted: 28 January 2015 CSX lays off 52 management workers in Jacksonville January 28, 2015 CSX Corp. laid off 52 management workers, all of them in Jacksonville, according to a company spokeswoman. The company finished the round of layoffs Monday, spokeswoman Melanie Cost said. “This is all related to the fact that we’re in a competitive industry,” she said. “The separation of the employees was difficult – it’s a difficult decision.” lollololololololololololololool   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 28 January 2015 WOW this one is my Favorite for the day. I think this came from a real human? If school closes csx has to let you off to make arrangements for your children. If it's unsafe to drive to work csx CANNOT make you come in.   Name: LC E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years Posted: 28 January 2015 NOTICE NOTICE!!!!! ALL CREWS AND CSX LAWYERS For those of you who did not catch the post in the past addressing the unethical behavior of the company in regards to using the IVR system to entrap crew, here is a quick review When the crew callers are running the rosters trying to find someone to work, it would automatically state you were working when you were not and you could not get any info on train line ups WITHOUT BEING TRANSFERED TO A CREW CALLER. THIS WAS PURE DEVIOUS ENTRAPMENT. THEY KNEW YOU WOULD HAVE TO CALL THEM TO GET THE INFO AND ONCE THEY HAD YOU ON THE PHONE THEY WOULD TELL YOU THAT THEY MADE CONTACT WITH YOU AND THEY WOULD FORCE A JOB ON THE CALLER. IF YOU DID NOT TELL THEM AT THE BEGINNING OF THE CALL THAT YOU WERE NOT RETURNING THEIR CALL FOR A ROSTER RUN, THAT YOU WERE ONLY CALLING TO ASK THAT YOUR IVR INFO BE FIXED THEY WOULD THREATEN YOU WITH A MISS CALL OR PUT YOU DOWN AS REFUSAL TO WORK. YOU HAVE TO TELL THEM YOU ARE CALLING ONLY TO HAVE YOUR IVR INFO RESTORED AND IF THEY CANT OR WONT THEN HAVE THEM TRANSFER YOU TO A CREW MANAGER SO YOU CAN FILE A COMPLAINT. ETHICS CHARGES WERE FILED AND AN INVESTIGATION WAS DONE ON THE SYSTEM BY THE CSX TECH TEAM. NO PROBLEMS WERE FOUND(HA HA) AND THE CHARGES WERE THROWN OUT. ONE OF THE CREW MANAGERS WAS NOTIFIED THAT THE INFO THAT WAS BEING GIVEN ON THE IVR HAD BEEN RECORDED NUMEROUS TIMES AS PROOF AND A CREW CALLER WAS RECORDED ADMITTING THEY NEW WHY THE IVR WAS SET UP THE WAY IT WAS. OTHER UNION OFFICALS WERE NOTIFED OF THE TAPES AND THE PROOF OF THE INTENTIONAL BLOCKING OF INFO ON THE IVR. IT HAS BEEN BROUGHT TO OUR ATTENTION THAT THE IVR HAS BEEN ALTERED ONCE AGAIN. WHEN CALLING FOR YOUR STATUS AFTER THEY HAVE RUN THE ROSTERS THE IVR WILL NO LONGER STATE THAT YOU ARE WORKING. THAT WAS BOGUS INACCURATE INFO AND IT HAS DISAPPEARED AS OF A FEW DAYS AGO. HERE IS THE KICKER. THE IVR HAS NOT BEEN GIVING CREWS THEIR STANDING ON THE POOLS OR EXTRA BOARDS. IT WILL NOT TELL YOU HOW MANY TIMES OUT YOU ARE. IT STILL DOES NOT GIVE YOU ANY INFO ON THE TRAIN LINE UP SELECTION FOR YOUR POOLS. THIS IS UNACCEPTABLE. YOU CAN NOT BE MISS CALLED FOR PROPER INFO NOT BEING AVAILABLE ON THE IVR SYSTEM. THERE IS NO WAY YOU CAN BE EXPECTED TO PROTECT TRAINS AND HAVE ANY QUALITY OF LIFE AWAY FROM WORK IF YOU ARE NOT PROVIDED WITH HOW MANY TIMES OUT YOU ARE ON YOUR POOL OR THE EXTRA BOARD. ALL THEY DID WAS GET RID OF THE BOGUS MESSAGE THAT YOU WERE WORKING AND REPLACE IT WITH YOUR STANDING NOT BEING AVAILABLE. ANOTHER SET UP FOR ENTRAPMENT. CALL THE CREW CALLERS WHEN THIS HAPPENS. MAKE SURE YOU TELL THEM YOU ARE CALLING TO FILE A COMPLAINT AND NOT RETURNING ANY CALL MADE BY THE CREW CALLERS. MAKE THEM FIX YOUR ABILITY TO GET PROPER INFO FROM THE IVR. THEY HAVE TO. IF THEY DONT FILE AN ETHICS COMPLAINT AND NOTIFY YOUR LOCAL CHAIRMAN IMMEDIATELY. THIS IS UNETHICAL USE OF THE IVR BY CREW MANAGEMENT. THE PROBLEMS HAVE BEEN RECORDED AND PROOF IS THERE THAT THE PROBLEMS STILL EXIST! WE CAN NOT ALLOW THE COMPANY TO CONTINUE PLAYING THESE KIND OF GAMES WITH THE CREWS. WE ALL UNDERSTAND THAT NO ONE WANTS TO TAKE THE CHANCE OF CALLING THE CREW CALLERS AND GETTING STUCK ON A HORRIBLE JOB OR HAVING YOUR CURRENT PLANS DISRUPTED BUT IF WE DO NOT ALL STICK TOGETHER AND PUT A STOP TO IT THE GAMES WILL CONTINUE. CALL THE CREW CALLERS. FLOOD THEM WITH COMPLAINTS. MAYBE IF THEY GET SICK OF THE CONSTANT CALLS THEY WILL HELP PUT A STOP TO IT. LETS ALL GET ON BOARD ON THIS ONE!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Yard Master, for 10-20 years Posted: 27 January 2015 http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/money-saving-tips/9817633/Snow-chaos-your-rights-if-you-cant-get-to-work.html If school closes csx has to let you off to make arrangements for your children. If it's unsafe to drive to work csx CANNOT make you come in.   Name: WTF????? E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 26 January 2015 go figure this..... NEW POLICY JUST SHOWED UP IN THE CSX HEADQUARTER NOTICES.....TODAY OF ALL DAYS...... READ READ READ AND FALL OVER.....   Name: VLC E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years Posted: 26 January 2015 BOB You wont find a copy of the new attendance policy on the employee gateway or in any bulletin. IT HAS NOT BEEN PUBLISHED AS OF THIS MORNING. IT IS NOT IN ANY CSX HEADQUARTER BULLETIN OR ON THE GATEWAY. IT IS EFFECTIVE ON FEBRUARY 1ST SO THEY MUST GET SOMETHING OUT QUICK OR THERE IS NO WAY IN HELL THEY CAN ENFORCE THIS POLICY. ALL EMPLOYEES ARE SUPPOSED TO BE GIVEN ENOUGH TIME TO REVIEW AND DISCUSS THE POLICY WITH THEIR UNION OFFICALS AND CSX LABOR RELATIONS DEPARTMENT. NO WHERE IN OUR LABOR AGREEMENTS DOES IT ALLOW OUR UNIONS TO RESTRICT THE COMPANIES RIGHTS TO CHANGE OR DEVELOPE NEW POLICIES. HOWEVER THEY CAN NOT CREATE POLICIES THAT DIRECTLY VIOLATE OUR AGREEMENT. THE COMPANY MUST GIVE NOTICE TO THE UNIONS NO LESS THAN 60 DAYS BEFORE THEY PUT A POLICY INTO ACTION. OUR UNIONS HAVE KNOWN ABOUT THIS PROPOSAL LONGER THAN THAT! THE UNIONS HAVE DELIBERATLEY KEPT THE MEMBERS IN THE DARK BECAUSE THEY KNEW IF IT LEAKED OUT THEY WOULD HAVE TO DEAL WITH AN UPROAR IN ALL OF THE LOCALS. THEY DID NOT WANT TO DEAL WITH THE MADNESS IT WOULD CAUSE. WHERE YOUR UNIONS ARE IN VIOLATION OF REPRESENTING YOU TO THEIR FULLEST ABILITIES, IS IN THE FAILURE TO ENFORCE THE AGREEMENT ARTICLES STATING...... THE COMPANY WILL KEEP ENOUGH EMPLOYEES HIRED TO COVER UNEXPECTED MANPOWER SHORTAGES(PB,DV,PD,SICK,WEATHER, ETC) ON TOP OF EXPECTED VACATION SCHEDULES. THE COMPANY HAS FAILED TO DO SO AND BECAUSE THE UNIONS HAVE ALLOWED THIS TO HAPPEN THE EMPLOYEES WILL PAY FOR MANPOWER SHORTAGE PROBLEM. THE COMPANIES INABILITY TO KEEP EMPLOYEES(68% TURNOVER RATE) DUE TO WORKING IN A HOSTILE AND DEMANDING ENVIORNMENT AND THE NEED TO KEEP THE SCHOOL SEATS FILLED WITH NEWLY HIRED EMPLOYEES AND GOVERNMENT GRANTS IS ANOTHER REASON THEY HAVE DECIDED TO PUNISH THE HARD WORKING EMPLOYEES AND THROW ANOTHER TOTALLY UNREASONABLE ATTENDANCE POLICY DOWN THEIR THROATS. ANOTHER MAJOR ISSUE IS AN EMPLOYEE MIGHT HAVE TO USE 2-3 PERSONAL OR DAILY VACATION DAYS JUST TO MAKE SURE THEY WILL BE HOME FOR THEIR SCHEDULED APPOINTMENT. HAVING TO BURN 2-3 DAYS JUST TO MAKE SURE YOU WILL BE HOME FOR 1 IS JUST PURE BS! WITH THE OLD POLICY AS WELL AS THE NEW POLCIY IF YOU MARK OFF DOCTORS APPOINTMENT OR SICK BECAUSE YOU KNOW YOU ARE GOING TO GET FORCED OUT OF TOWN AND THERES A GOOD CHANCE YOU WONT BE BACK FOR 2 DAYS AND YOUR APPOINTMENT IS 1 1/2 DAYS FROM THE MARKOFF, YOUR GOING TO GET CHARGED WITH BEING OFF TOO LONG IF YOU DONT MARK BACK UP WITHIN 24 HOURS. EVEN IF YOU ARE ON A POOL THAT HAS SCHEDULED DAYS OFF, POOL CREWS CANT GUARENTEE THEY WILL BE IN TOWN ON THEIR SCHEDULED OFF DAY TO MEET THEIR SCHEDULED APPOINTMENT. JOBS THAT ARE 5-2 AND HAVE REGULAR ASSIGNED SHIFTS AND OFF DAYS KNOW THEY WILL BE HOME EVERYDAY AND DONT HAVE THIS PROBLEM. CREWS THAT ARE OUT ON THE ROAD AWAY FROM HOME ALL THE TIME ARE THE ONES WHO ARE GETTING PUNISHED BY ALL OF THIS! IF THE COMPANY DID SOME SERIOUS RESEARCH THEY WOULD FIND THAT MOST EMPLOYEES DO SCHEDULE THEIR APPOINTMENTS ON ONE OF THEIR OFF DAYS. MOST DO IT ON THEIR SECOND DAY BECAUSE THEY HAVE A BETTER CHANCE OF BEING HOME. BUT THATS NO GUARENTEE AND GRABBING A PERSONAL DAY OR DAILY VACATION DAY AT THE LAST MINUTE ISNT ALWAYS POSSIBLE. THEY KNOW THIS BUT OBVIOULSLY DONT CARE! I MYSELF HAVE HAD TO RESCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT 5 TIMES IN ORDER TO BE ABLE TO GET TO IT WITHOUT BURNING MY DAYS OR MARKING OFF SICK. THIS IS WHAT THE COMPANY WANTS. RESCHEDULE, RESCHEDULE, RESCHEDULE OR BURN UP YOUR DAYS. NO SWEAT OFF THEIR BACKS. IF THE COMPANY HAD TO COMPENSATE EACH EMPLOYEE FOR EACH DAY HE TOOK OFF SICK IT MIGHT BE UNDERSTANDABLE. BUT THEY DONT!!!!!! IF THEY HAVE MANPOWER SHORTAGE PROBLEMS IT IS TOTALLY THEIR FAULT. KEEP PEOPLE HIRED AND KEEP THE EXTRA BOARS FULL ENOUGH TO TAKE CARE OF SHORTAGES. GIVE MORE PERSONAL AND VACATION DAYS IF YOU EXPECT THE EMPLOYEE TO USE THEM TO HONOR APPOINTMENTS. AND THE MOST IMPORTANT THING IS TO CREATE A WORK ENVIORNMENT THAT ENCOURAGES PEOPLE TO STAY WITH THE COMPANY. THE COMPANY WANTS YOU TO SELL YOUR SOUL AND GIVE YOUR ENTIRE PERSONAL LIFE TO THEM, THEN THEY SHOULD FIND A WAY TO ALLOW PEOPLE TO HONOR THEIR APPOINTMENTS WITHOUT FEAR OF BEING PUNISHED OR HAVE TO BURN UNNEEDED VALUABLE PERSONAL OR VACATION DAYS TO DO IT!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Brakeman, for 1-10 years Posted: 26 January 2015 http://utu1162.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/ALJ-Decision-and-Order-dtd-12-4-2014.pdf Everyone need to read this and pass it on. BIG WIN for T&E employees.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for N/A Posted: 25 January 2015 In order to get a better understanding of the mind-set of management on various railroads. Read the case of: Tademy V. Union Pacific Railroad Corporation Throw anyone under the bus if we can cut cost and you might get promoted!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years Posted: 20 January 2015 January 20, 2015..........and CSX STILL SUCKS!!!!!!!   Name: Spongebob E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 17 January 2015 Kyle, In response to your post. Nobody cares   Name: KYLE E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years Posted: 15 January 2015 This is a note for all of you newbees. when i hired out on conrail, when we had to take rest, you got that in a rr ymca,lol that name, cuz those y,s sucked, they were set up just like a army boot camp type of thing, you had no privacy at ALL... A big wash room with 20 sinks & 20 toilets, some even had just a cloth sheet were you would sleep like right next to another guy and the sounds and smells were horrindus, plus some yards had these ymca,s right in the middle of hump yards were you could hear those retarders squealing 24-7 and the horns blowing, and yes some of those old heads loved those type of places and many even bitched when they closed all of them down, I heard many a stories from the kids the y would hire to take care of those places, some of them told me of vomit and shit that they would find in those sleep places, on the floor on the blankets and i know they were not lieing, and some of bitch about laying in some motel for 20 hrs, ha ha would like to see what you would say after spending 40+ hours in one of tose old ymca,s and some did not even have ac, so in the summer you roast yer ass off, that is why when i got on the less than 100 mile locals, i got another car and kept it at that away from home terminal, many did that so they could go and sleep at home when they were away from the home terminal, as they say 8 hrs sleep is better at home than any other place and that is true, and a lot of times when they the co knew we would go home instead of taking rest in 1 of those dumps, ya dam right they would get ordered right after the rest time,its like they got pissed off cuz we went home and not stay in the rr bunk house dumps, and the other thing, yes those ymca,s had a 24-7 restaurant and the shit they cooked, well even your dog would reject the shit they served,, been in some bad eating places on the road, but they were all better than those rr ymca,s and that is not saying much, hell when i was in army boot camp, that food was better than what those rr ymca,s would dream up, i even 1 time got food poison at a rr ymca, if i knew what i know now i would have filed a major law suite against that rr ymca, but i was just 18 young and dumb, but that is how the rr sort of took care of the t&e when they had to take rest in 1 of those DUMPS, HELL most of you today would not even let your dog or cat stay for 8 hrs in one of those places, But what i said is the truth, i did not make this stuff up as that is the way the rr operated back then, i ca just imagine what it was like back in the 1800,s a life of shit,, here is the list of the most horrible rr ymca,s i have been in, conway,pa. enola pa, pitcarin pa, crestline ohio, and collin wood ohio. the only thing good about collionwood is that you could not hear the next guy to you snorting and farting as the that place was built like a grave crypt, solid block wall in a 24 & 24 crypt, with no windows, it was indeed a grave crypt, and you newbees bitch about how you have it today, well lets put you in 1 of those old rr ymca,s today and see how you would like that----NOT.... And hey not really bitching about cuz i lived it, i am just telling it how the rr did it back then cuz see we had no choice.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 14 January 2015 this little love letter is for phillip bartley road foreman of engines at the huntington division,people this fellow is a first class two face son of a bitch he tries to come off to people as a friend but this guy preetends to be a christian so let me tell a story about p.d bartley of the huntington div. phillip had a engineer under him who had lost his daughter and was trying to get back to work to support his other two children and mr bartley was working very hard behind this guys back to get him fired because mr bartley assumed after such a traggic event that this employee was unstable so he tryed to play the scared employee and dump more on this man and his family but guess what he failed cause phillip isnt liked as much as he thought he was and some people higher up than him showed some compasion and phillip some day i hope to thank you for all of your kind works toward me and my family you certified son of a bitch   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 10 January 2015 Mike, CSX didn't exist til 1986...you sure you worked here?   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 10 January 2015 Mike, Because they never did. Now go to work. Name: mike ferren E-mail: road_master_mike@hotmail.comI Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years Posted: 08 January 2015 I payed railroad tax for 6 years and s s has no record of csx ever paying into the program for me 1972 to 1978 thanks mjferren 616388   Name: mike ferren E-mail: road_master_mike@hotmail.comI Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years Posted: 08 January 2015 I payed railroad tax for 6 years and s s has no record of csx ever paying into the program for me 1972 to 1978 thanks mjferren 616388   Name: OUCH!!!!!! E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 07 January 2015 CRAP!!!!! I just lost$1,130.00 on my CSX stock investment in my 40lK!!!!! What the hell!!! 

 Name: Dr. Peper E-mail: Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 20-30 years Posted: 06 January 2015 Locomotive 10-20 Yes that waste of human flesh Brian Edwards is still with CSX. He's "WORKING" on the Great Lakes Division out of Avon Yards in Indianapolis, Indiana. Brian Edward's main job at CSX is sucking Larry Kosner's dick, and being Larry Kosner's only friend. Larry Kosner brought Brian Edwards down from Chicago with him, and as a thank you, Brian Edwards is letting the guys at 31 East Georgia Street screw his wife. I'm not sure if Brian's doing this so that he can keep his job, or his wife is tired of trying to find Brian's little shriveled up cock under that tremendous amount of fat. I remember hearing a while back that Brian Edwards wife won't screw him anymore,(probably because she can't find his cock under all of his fat) and he's had to resort to hiring women off of www.backpage.com to give him a blow job while his wife thinks he's away, at "work". 

 Name: Lucky E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years Posted: 02 January 2015 Love this site........ 

 Name: alert E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years Posted: 30 December 2014 ALERT ALERT ALERT WATCH BRYAN EDWARDS VERY CLOSELY IF HE IS ON YOUR TRAIN. HIS WATCH IS NOT JUST A WATCH. IT IS A CELL PHONE AS WELL AND HAS A RECORDING DEVICE. ALL SUPERVISORS ARE UNDER THE SAME FRA RULES WHEN USING ELECTRONIC DEVICES. KEEP AND EYE ON HIS WATCH! 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year Posted: 29 December 2014 Brian Edwards works at Avon,in 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 28 December 2014 P You funny, now back to the xbox for you. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 28 December 2014 I would never advise any one to refuse a RR offer of employment. Let us keep in mind the ops that employment with CSX offers. Same as Mickey d's so many options. The best will always rise to the top. Go to work, work smart, keep your comments to yourself, and build a career. It is not that HARD. Kevin, Don't hire on with CSX. Get out of coal-mining, but do something better that railroading. The money and benefits are o.k. but your quality of life sucks. If I had it to do over, I definitely would have done something different. 

 Name: Spongebob E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 28 December 2014 Kevin, Don't hire on with CSX. Get out of coal-mining, but do something better that railroading. The money and benefits are o.k. but your quality of life sucks. If I had it to do over, I definitely would have done something different. 

 Name: kevin E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 23 December 2014 I was called yesterday and the lady told me they would like to extend their job offer to me as freight conductor? What will happen next? I work underground in coal mines am I making a good move? 

 Name: P E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 23 December 2014 You guys/gals are a bunch of cribabies, I make $430.00 a day work minday -fryday on a reglar assgned local withoutt even a high scool diplome or Ged and i made over 110 k this year. wheree else kould a high schoole drop-out make this kind of moneys Csx rocks   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 21 December 2014 Does anyone know if that fucking obese fat fuck Bryan Edwards still lurking around on CSX? That fucking egg with legs can go eat a dick. YOU ARE A WASTE OF FUCKING SPACE, DEPLETING THE FOOD SUPPLY AND POSSIBLY THROWING THE EARTHS GRAVITATIONAL PULL off with your fat fucking no good cocksucking ass! Get on a diet, learn some people skills, find God, and repent dickbag. Because all the shit you've pulled on hardworking Union brothers has earned you a 1st class trip to hell, with the Devils pitchfork up your fat ass! Burn in hell cocksucker!!!   Name: just a number E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 21 December 2014 I went to the local Rocky Mount NC buffet 'Golden Coral' on a couple occasions. I set my camera in video mode and aimed at the buffet line from waist high to the floor. MY GOD, all the big fat ass women there is totally amazing ! No one over 5 feet tall and no one under 250 pounds. Video soon to hit you-tube   Name: just a number E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 21 December 2014 I would agree with ' Information'...There are just ugly skanks in Rocky Mount NC...AND the guys fucking them need to be tested for STDs   Name: Just a number E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 21 December 2014 Does anyone know if Mr. Ward will be working Christmas eve or Christmas day/evening also?   Name: Facts E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years Posted: 20 December 2014 Folks we have a tie for the " Dumbest trainmaster on the Huntington Division" the award goes to Shiloh Campbell and David Benson. In order to win this award the employee is graded on 1.. How dumb they are 2 .. How bad that the employees hate them. 3.. How offen that they show they're ignorance. 3.. And the list goes on... So, congratulation dumba$$for being you..   Name: Facts E-mail: Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 20-30 years Posted: 20 December 2014 The award for being the "Worest trainmasters in the Huntington division" goes to Shiloh Campbell and David Benson. To achieve this award these individuals had to show how dumb that they really are and they have No respect from the employees. They have truly lost focus on the real world. The hatered from the employees proves the lack of people and management skills. True idiots.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 17 December 2014 I like how csx comes up with an attendance policy for having a drs excuse to stay out of trouble so when you produce such drs excuse they Deny it saying they won't except it cause it doesn't specify symptoms. So I guess when you get put on new meds and you don't know how you will react to them you need to go to work cause its the safe thing to do. Yes I am being harassed for this very thing. And now csx is coming up with a new notice so the idiots in Jacksonville FL can come up with new ways to get us. I think Micheal ward should be put out on his butt for being an idiot and for being a set righteous sob   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 17 December 2014 You guys are a bunch of cry babies ive made 94k this year with no college degree, where else could you make that kind of money, yes the hours/schedule sucks but come on im not hurting for money and it could be worse.i could be in line for my free Obama phone   Name: Paul Lopez E-mail: penncentral@earthlink.net Employed as: Car repair, for 30+ years Posted: 13 December 2014 WOW....It has to have been at least 8 years since the last time I visited this site, and I have to admit I'm absolutely stunned to see this site still up and running! I've been "unofficially...???" off on disability from the Selkirk car department since 2006. And although I must admit that I still miss the job, I certainly don't miss CSX and their mistreatment of its employees during the first years of its takeover. In my heart I will always be a railroader with fond memories of my years with the PENN CENTRAL and CONRAIL. Any railroaders today that weren't around to experience working for those two railroads...well, I don't know what to say. Guess you had to be there to understand what it meant to work during perhaps the darkest years of the PC and survive into the "Golden" years of CONRAIL.   Name: HA E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year Posted: 10 December 2014 CHUGA CHUGA You forgot lying on the on board. False arrival times and pull times... yeah, real honest customer service reports!!!!HA HA HA HA HA Get wrote up or a nasty letter if you don't!   Name: NOTICE E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year Posted: 10 December 2014 For the Robert Pines fan club... We are tired of hearing about this limp dick. Let's get back to the real world and focus on how CSX SUCKS.... You can take this pines fellar and shove him stright up your back side........ You must have a man crush on him...... F A G G O T S.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Engine repair, for Less than 1 year Posted: 09 December 2014 To the post on the recap: I AGREE!!!!   Name: sanatshelper E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years Posted: 09 December 2014 LISTEN UP DISPTACHERS! With all the bashing you have received this year since it is Christmas time, santa and his elves decided it was time for you to get a little assistance. He knows you read this website, especially the dispatchers on the great lakes division.... you only get this one time gift so pay attention! For the dispatchers who were never conductors or engineers here is a lesson EQUIPMENT HANDLING RULES BOOK: RULE 5502 states THE NUMBER OF POWERED AXLES IN USE MUST NOT EXCEED 24 FOR THE OPERATING LOCOMOTIVES THAT ARE PULLING A TRAIN OR A CUT OF CARS When a crew who is running under track speed tones you up and tells you they cant make track speed and ask for your permission to put another locomotive on line if they have one that is not, you are just assuming they have the other loco off because of the fuel conservation rule. WRONG WRONG WRONG WRONG! A lot are off because they will violate the powered axle rule if they turn them on. If you didn't know not all 6 axle locomotive are rated as six. There are numerous that have been upgraded to 7-8-9-10-11. Supervisors have been telling the crews that Jacksonville doesn't care if they turn the locos on all they care is about making track speed. BULLSHIT! You know as well as anyone else if something major goes down these supervisors WILL NEVER ADMIT THEY TOLD ANY CREWS TO VIOLATE THE RULE. ONLY MORONS BELEIVE THEY WILL BACK THEM. They have also been told NOT TO VOLUNTEER ANY INFO AS TO THE REASON THE POWER IS ISOLATED. So here is Santas advice to you. The next time an engineer or a no it all conductor tones you up and wants to put another unit online because he isn't making track speed you better make sure you tell them "YES, BUT IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO MAKE SURE YOU HAVE THE ALLOWED POWERED AXLES ON LINE! When a crew rips out a draw bar or jack knifes a cut all over town or the hill side while shoving it and they find out they had more than 24 axles on line the crew is going to tell them that the dispatcher gave them permission to put the other engine on line! You think you wont get in trouble because the engineer is supposed to make the adjustment? When you have supervisors telling them to leave you in the dark and just get your permission I would say your getting set up! Better make sure you tell the crews to make axle adjustments per the rule! MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR......   Name: 2trainz E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for N/A Posted: 09 December 2014 My names anonymous but I continue to be watched by CSX. Apparently I received stuff with permission, and according to CSX was stolen when it was clearly given to me by the manager of signals. When did I ever steal it? Casper the ghost sneak in? Clearly in daylight, twice, I was let in. The manager was completely violating CSX dress codes and no PPE. His give a f*** that day was NONE. Wearing shorts. wearing a button down with flowers on it. flip flops. aviators. no hardhat. no safety vest. I mean seriously, I kind of laughed at it, he gave two s**** lets about work. But in any way possible, I wished I wasn't continuously watched by CSX. It's making my life hell. -Anonymous   Name: been there E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 08 December 2014 pissed If BLET wont take control of this, I would make a complaint to the USDOT safety committee. I think this may also be an osha issue. There are guidelines set forth in the FRA rules for all class one rr's to follow but they only state the rr has to submit their plan to them. I heard the fra was saying it was ok to put a conductor who has already marked up and is certified in the lap of an engineer and make him qualify him. The blet was saying that this is bull but Im betting my last dollar they have been bought off under the table and is agreeing to it. There was a engineer who told a supervisor if he has to qualify and babysit an unqualified conductor on his job because the company was too cheap to do it right and follow safety protocol that he would have conductor tie down the train and he would do the same with his engines every time the conductor needed instructions on how to do his job when he was on the ground and couldn't see him. The supervisor threatened him and told him if he did that he would be charged with deliberately delaying the job or train. He said he could give just as good instructions over the radio and didn't need to see his location as long as the conductor said he was in the clear.... can you believe this shit!!!!!!!!   Name: pissed off E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 07 December 2014 FRA and Union drops the ball Now they have stooped to an all time low. This safety safety safety bullshit preaching is just a bunch of hot air they should be using to blow their bozo balloons up! Chicago division forced a train out with a conductor who didn't have a clue about where he was going. Not even the slightest qualified on the territory. since they didn't have anyone qualified to go they order the engineer to be his trainer. These stupid ass morons expected the engineer to train this guy, teach him the territory, cover his ass and run the train as well. Train had way too many cars for the engineer to see what the hell this new guy was even doing, let alone train him. What happened to this so called all important conductor certification that is supposed to be so god awful important. Since when is an engineer supposed to take a stinking new guy out and be his trainer and pilot and be responsible for the safe running and handling of the train. Great lakes division is letting marked up conductors jump on territories with cheat sheets and notes and are being told that they don't need pilots or training. Supervisors were heard saying don't worry about anything, the engineers will take care of you. They don't want to get in trouble either! What the hell is happening here. The god damn dollar more important than the safe training of an employee. The engineers job isn't worth a shit either? You'd think all engineers do is just sit up there and pick their noses! They think we don't have our own responsibilities to handle. God damn erad, gps, black box and train handling and now we got to be babysitters for new guys on territories they don't know a thing about. I thought this was against the BLET agreements and the FRA training guidelines for class 1 railroads. This is bullshit. This crap didn't happen 30 years ago. A new cub on a territory had to attach himself to the hip of the brakeman and learn the damn job for months before he was allowed to take the role of the conductor! This crap is way out of control and if this keeps up there is going to be a conductor laying out there cut in half or rolled up under a car somewhere because the engineer cant get off the engine and do back and help this guy do his job! FRA better get off their asses or someone is going to half to get another government agency involved!   Name: True story E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 30+ years Posted: 06 December 2014 Here is the true story.... When you hire on the Railroad, you most of the time leave low paying jobs or hire in off the street, So you start making good money, start a family, then you go deep in debt, before you know it the Railroad has you. You can't move, your stuck with whatever this company dishes out. You have to put up with harassment, new hire managers with poor management skills that have been hired off the street, HERE IS EXACTLY WHAT TO LOOK FORWARD TO WHEN WORKING FOR THE RAILROAD. 1 --Ex-board ( on-call) for the rest of your career, 2 --- harassment by new management ( No people skills) 3 --- Every time you get called to work, You can't focus on your job because in your mind your thinking " I'm I going to get fired today" ... 4 --- Your family can't and won't handle your lifestyle. The divorce rate is very high on the R.R. You will lose it all...... It's a gamble....... Think about it new hires.......   Name: Notice E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 06 December 2014 Guys stop being so gullible. CSX stock and 4 quarter earnings will show a loss because it's contract time and we get a bonus next year. I bet our contract and bonus will suck just like this company. This company doesn't care about your family. Management only cares about they're bonus. CSX Management has more greed than any other company of the planet.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 05 December 2014 I love reading this CS xxx website.this railroad must really be a joke, I don't read any other websites that talk about each other like CSX employees do.I did notice that the last 6 years they have talked about the same employee, CSX has hundreds thousands employees working for them and to have a handful talked about they must really be doing what they say. let's do some recapping over the years. If rumor is right, the top 4 people most talked about. 1-Danny Spencer - what a piece of crap , can't keep his thing in his pants, he seems to screw anything that walks, rather it's his friends wives and girlfriends or whomever, also seems to backstab employees. 2- LBT - All I can say is wow !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 3- Dave Harris- Strip club kinggggggggg 4- Kim Miller's. A person that has had affairs for years, in Chicago,Alabama,and In. You all need to make a new year,s resolution   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 04 December 2014 Well said always awake.....don't forget having an engineer trainee,a green hat conductor who has no idea what's going on with a green hat conductor trainee in tow...3 seats for 4 people now plus distraction after distraction coming at the engineer....it's always one hot mess for 12 + hours.....welcome to our world now....   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 03 December 2014 Just sits there loud at night. No respect for the neighbor hood. No station.   Name: Always awake E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 29 November 2014 L&N If your on a straight shot train that runs from one terminal to another on main line and doesn't stop to do any work on the way, then there is no way in hell that an engineer can run so slow he can count railroad ties on purpose to outlaw or get overtime. The erad, gps and the dispatchers who are awake can easily tell on the crew and the engineers know this. It only takes so much time to run from cp to cp at a certain miles per hour. Slow orders, work authorities, trains with rolling junk power, and bad rail causes enough problems for the engineer the last thing he needs is to have a dispatcher accusing him of running slow on purpose. Dispatchers should know what we deal with out here. If they don't then they need to get off their butts and get out on these trains for a week. AND DO IT IN SECRET! WE ALL KNOW EVERY TIME AN OFFICIAL GETS ON BOARD THE SIGNALS ARE ALL GREEN AND THE TRAIN IS RUNNING HOT SHOT. LET THE DISPATCHER SEE EVERY SINGLE PIECE OF RAIL WE HAVE TO SLOW DOWN 10-15 MPH SO WE DONT GET BOUNCED OUT OF OUR SEATS. EVERY SINGLE BLIND CURVE THAT HAS A GATE CROSSING IN IT AND IS BUSY AS HELL AT RUSH HOUR. YEAH, SOME ENGINEERS HAVE A CONSCIENCE AND KNOW WHERE DANGER MIGHT JUST BE AROUND THE CORNER AND BACK OFF. WE DONT JUST HAVE TRAINS TO RUN. WE HAVE A DUTY TO RUN SAFELY AND PROTECT THE PUBLIC IF POSSIBLE. ITS ALSO OUR RESPONSIBILTY TO MAKE SURE ALERT TRAINS WITH POISIONOUS AND TOXIC CHEMICALS CARS THAT ARE TERRORIST INTEREST CARS ARE HANDLED WITH THE HIGHEST OF REGARD FOR THE CREWS SAFETY AS WELL AS THE PUBLICS. BRIDGES THAT LEAN, BOUNCE CARS AND ROCK THEM ARE ANOTHER CAUSE FOR TRAINS TO SLOW DOWN! THE LIST CAN GO ON ALL NIGHT! Dispatchers take smoke breaks and sometimes long lunches while other dispatchers man their desk. Yeah, maybe they are entitled but their jobs are to run the trains just like us and we are under just as much pressure if not more. I hope some day they install overhead cameras in their cubicles, erad to see how many times they have to fix an error they make and a gps to see how may times they slowed down when they are typing and how many times they take a break or walk away from their computer! Then the train crews will be able to say WELCOME TO MY WORLD! AND THE BEST IDEA OF ALL.....DRUM ROLL.....Lets rig their cars to the level or our junk power so when they drive home their speedometer bounces or fluctuates, the wipers don't work worth a shit, the defrost doesn't work if they have one, the radio cracks and pops and and burst static in their ears all night and constantly beeps like a bad headend device or an alerter going off every 10 seconds, window cracked blowing cold air in their face and water when its raining, the god awful smell like someone put shit on their engine, the seat hard as a rock and unable to adjust for their leg lengths, horn that blows their ears off every time they use it and the fuel injector half plugged so the thing surges and lunges while they are driving. Yeah, lets do that and then they can see why we get distracted from running full throttle at 8 the entire trip! Yeah, lack of sleep is the least of our worries!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for N/A Posted: 29 November 2014 how many trains are getting the detector just west of Garrett Indiana and just dragging the trains into Garrett and passing off to the next crew ! with the boots on? and 12,000 ft of train? doing the job according to the rules checking both sides ? not just one? at least three hours? how many crews still sitting there on rear units with the heat on? say all ok no defects found after an hour and a half? hmmmm ? did ya wipe the sleep outa your eyes !   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 26 November 2014 That will be awesome....a 20 year old engineer with a year of railroad experience...great lakes division can't run trains anymore anyway with great engineers and so some college zombie thinks this will fix it....just a matter of time until the BIG BOOM.....   Name: WARNING E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years Posted: 25 November 2014 WARNING...WARNING.....WARNING....WARNING...WARNING.... THIS WARNING IS NOT A JOKE. LET US REPEAT THIS AGAIN. THIS WARNING IS NOT A JOKE! ORDERS FROM ABOVE HAVE BEEN HANDED DOWN ON THE GREAT LAKES DIVISION TO FIRE MORE ENGINEERS. ALL CONDUCTORS GOING TO ENGINEER SCHOOL WILL BE MULTI TERRITORY TRAINED AND QUALIFIED. IF YOU ARE AN ENGINEER WHO IS NOT QUALIFIED ON MULTIPLE TERRITORIES BECAUSE YOUR SENIORITY ALLOWS YOU TO HOLD ONE TERRITORY YOU DO NOT FIT INTO THE FUTURE PLANS OF THE COMPANY. YOU WILL BE TARGETED FOR TERMINATION SO YOU CAN BE REPLACED WITH A NEW ENGINEER WHO CAN BE USED AS MULTI PURPOSE AND REDUCE THE USE OF EXTRA BOARD ENGINEERS IN TURN REDUCING THE ENGINEERS EXTRA BOARD. iN THE FUTURE EVERY ENGINEER WILL BE EXPECTED TO ACCEPT EVERY CALL THEY RECIEVE AND NO ONE WILL BE ABLE TO SAY THEY ARE NOT QUALIFIED ON THE TERRITORY. AGAIN, THIS IS NOT A JOKE. WATCH EVERYTHING YOU DO. CYA CYA CYA CYA CYA. IF YOU FEEL YOU ARE BEING TARGETED, CONTACT YOUR LOCAL CHAIRMAN IMMEDIATELY. DO NOT WAIT UNTIL YOU ARE PULLED OUT OF SERVICE. TAKE YOUR TIME AND MAKE SURE YOU DO EVERYTHING BY THE BOOK. WARN YOUR FELLOW EMPLOYEES. MAKE EVERYONE AWARE OF THIS ORDER!   Name: LC E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 23 November 2014 Trainmaster, friend or what ever you are.. Really man, getting desperate aren't you. Cant get someone to take the bait so you come up with that????? How much are they paying you in Jacksonville to come on here and bait people? Hey webmaster or how about you NOMO... get a trace on this moron and find out what address he is at in Jacksonville. Horrible mole! In the meantime, junk power, bad radios, denied claims, tickets being illegally removed from the computers, agreements violated, on board lies ordered, lost alert cars and ridiculous man power shortages are alive and well. Just another sunny day on the common sense exempt railroad!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year Posted: 22 November 2014 Sorry , my bad, how silly of me I misspelled vows.   Name: HA E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years Posted: 22 November 2014 GO AWAY SO CALLED TRAINMASTER..... OR FRIEND OR WHO EVER YOU ARE NOW TRYING TO DISTRACT OTHERS WITH YOU STUPID LBT CRAP.... IGNORE HIM PEOPLE.... YOU ARE MAKING MANAGEMENT SQUIRM. THEY KNOW THE POST ABOUT THE NEW AGREEMENT IS RIGHT ON HEAD AND THERE ARE RADIO ISSUES. IGNORE HIM AND HE WILL GO BACK UNDER HIS ROCK.... THIS AGREEMENT IS A JOKE AND HAS LOOP HOLES THAT WILL ALLOW THE CARRIER TO STICK IT UP FARTHER THAN THEY ALREADY DO. IF THE BLET PUSHES THIS THROUGH WITHOUT BLACK AND WHITE PROTECTION CLAUSES WRITTEN UP THEN ITS TIME TO FIND ANOTHER UNION AS FOR THE POST ON GETTING PERSONAL DAYS.... LC WAS RIGHT... THERE ARE THOSE WHO GET THEM ANYTIME THEY WANT AND THOSE WHO DONT. THE SUCKS WHO BUY PIZZAS AND SEND THEM TO DISPATCH AND THOSE WHO TAKE EVERY SINGLE CALL FROM THE CREW CALLERS WILL ALWAYS BE TREATED BETTER. AGAIN FAVORTISM IS ALIVE AND WELL AND ALWAYS WILL BE!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year Posted: 22 November 2014 Rumors has it LBT and her husband renewed their wedding vowels. I hope LBT you know how lucky you are to have a husband, that stood beside you after all the hurt you must have caused him. You are beginning to look old,so if I was you I would be thankful for someone that excepted you for all the wrong that you've done to him.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 22 November 2014 I had a home emergency last Saturday....called cmc to get 6 hrs of personnel business off....response was not allowed on the weekends....do not recall seeing that in the ssa....now I look at layoff board and low and behold other subdistricts there are multiple employees who are off personnel business today on a Saturday.....and furthermore how in the hell do conductors get pb.....it isn't even in their contract ....what a friction joke.....guess if you work all the time you get punished for it.....   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 22 November 2014 Anyone have radio failures between your engineer and conductor during a shove movement? Any documents available that the Kenwood handheld radios had radio issues? Any accidents caused by lost radio communications?   Name: LC E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 21 November 2014 JOKE!!!! BLET NEW SYSTEM AGREEMENT NEGOTIATIONS ARE IN ACTION! AMMENDMENT OF ARTICLE 40 STATES On the day preceding their scheduled rest cycle, an engineer at the home terminal that is not called by 1200 for 1400(1500 for runs subject to 3 hour call) may contact CREW MANAGEMENT indicating their desire to be removed from the calling cycle in advance of their rest cycle. In the event the company is unable to fulfill its manpower requirements, the engineer may be used in other classes of service for which he is qualified that will go off duty at the home terminal. IN THE EVENT AN ENGINEER HAS PREVIOUSLY SCHEDULED COMMITMENTS SURROUNDING THEIR ASSIGNED DAYS OFF AND REQUIRE RELIEF FROM THIS PROVISIONS, THAT ENGINEER WILL BE REQUIRED TO ARRANGE SUCH THROUGH THEIR LOCAL SUPERVISOR OR CMC Do we even have to think twice about what was just posted in bold letter. First, if you can get through to a crew manager without being sent to his voice mail your lucky Second, if you try and reason with a supervisor who's only goal in life is to make the white collars in Jacksonville happy you will only get laughed out of the room. Try and tell a supervisor that your life is more important than his local job being filled or his train leaving on time. He will remind you that it isn't Third, there are those who can get a PB day anytime they want and those who couldn't if their lives depended on it. Favoritism is alive and well and ALWAYS WILL BE fourth, a crew callers job is to fill jobs at all cost. Leaving bogus messages, blocking the IVR system, threatening someone with a miss call is part of their job. They will not allow your personal business or personal commitments to interfere with their job of filling jobs. You will have to beg, cry and give all your personal info to them and maybe, just maybe get lucky enough to get your blessing from them. WHEN do you make these arrangements? Before you call and beg for this pardon? After you call at noon? How long will you be on hold waiting to talk to someone to get this cleared. What happens when your on hold for 45 minutes and they call your other line and tell you that its your call and they need you. Too bad if you were on hold first. You answered your other line like an idiot and now your busted and going to work! How about the provision that states an engineer arriving at his AFHT on his off day will be deadheaded home on combo service. DO NOT FORGET HOW BAD THEY HAVE SCREWED UP AND STILL SCREW UP THE FRA MANDATORY RULES ON SENDING ENGINEERS HOME ON THEIR 6TH START. THAT RULE HAD BEEN IN PLACE LONG ENOUGH FOR THEM TO GET IT RIGHT AND ITS STILL IS A MESS. THERE SHOULD BE A SERIOUS PENALTY CLAIM FOR NOT SENDING AN EMPLOYEE HOME PER THE AGREEMENT AND IT SHOULD GO STRAIGHT TO THE GENERAL CHAIRMAN AND ABOVE. NO WAITING A YEAR TO GET IT PAID! THERE ARE TOO MANY FLAWS IN THIS ENTIRE PROPOSAL AND WAY TOO MANY GRAY AREAS. DO NOT VOTE YES ON THIS UNTIL THERE ARE DEFINATE IN WRITING ANSWERS TO ALL GRAY AREAS. HOW MUCH INFO IS REQUIRED TO SATISFY THE CMC OR SUPERVISOR THAT YOUR LIFE IS JUST AS IMPORTANT. WILL MANPOWER SHORTAGES BE TAKEN CARE OF AND EXTRA BOARDS FILLED TO COVER ALL THE CHANGES IN THIS PROPOSAL. WHAT IS THEIR PLAN TO STOP THE MASSIVE TURNOVER RATE THAT CAUSE ALL THE MANPOWER SHORTAGES IN THE FIRST PLACE. READ IT CAREFULLY. EVERY SINGLE WORD. DO NOT LISTEN TO GOSSIP AND RUMORS. THIS IS YOUR LIFE AND YOUR WORKING CONDITIONS AT STAKE HERE. DO NOT BE STUPID. READ IT!   Name: Attention E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 18 November 2014 OF THE BLET PROPOSAL ..........   Name: Attention E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 18 November 2014 You all need to read ARTICLE 62, page 13 part (A). If you are off longer than 30 days for any reason then the company can terminate your employment ...   Name: bullsh... E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 18 November 2014 HEY CORPORATE!!! Want to know why people are pissed and moral is down???? Try looking at the extra board for the conductors at AVON! How come there are 14 guys on the board and only one gets a Saturday off! How come they have 3 guys off on Monday, 3 on Tuesday and 3 on Thursday. Instead of giving anyone a Saturday or Sunday they have everyone working their asses off when most of the rest of the world and their families are home on the weekends. How come they have so many people off on those day. Don't they realize that make the board short as hell on mon, tues, and Thursday because of this? They are so hell bent on no one getting a weekend day off they would shoot their nose off to spite their faces! What the hell!!!!! HEY UTU! See a problem here!   Name: RETIRED E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for N/A Posted: 18 November 2014 A FEW YEARS AGO WE WERE HEADING WEST OUT OF WILLARD OHIO, WE WERE FIVE MILES OUT OF THIS PARTICULAR TOWN AND ALL WE SEE IS FLASHING LIGHTS GOING BACK AND FORTH OVER THE CROSSING ,NOTHING IN OUR ORDERS ABOUT A PARADE ! MY ENGINEER AND I WENT AT IT ARGUING ! AS I ORDERED HIM TO BRING TRAIN DOWN TO RESTRICTED SPEED HE DID AS INSTRUCTED WHILE STILL ARGUING , HIS ATTITUDE WAS VERY POOR NEEDLESS TO SAY! OH SCREW EM LETS ? WELL SOME OF YOU MAY GET THE IDEA THAT HE DIDN'T CARE IF HE HIT SOMEONE !   Name: BLAH E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for 1-10 years Posted: 13 November 2014 PERVERT Corporate Go lay down you sicko.... Bet you are jerry springer fan club member. Hope you are one of the jobs they cut then you can get all the time you need to sit in front of your hand job shows and relieve that pent up csx stess! In fact why don't you be real and give us your name. We can all put in a request to have you on his show!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year Posted: 13 November 2014 IT IS SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO MUCH FUN READING WHO IS SCREWING WHO. THIS WEB-SITE WOULD NOT BE THE SAME WITHOUT IT. LOL!!!!!!!!   Name: Lol E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 13 November 2014 Listen up you girls. WE DONT WANT TO HEAR ABOUT CROSSING ACCIDENTS OR THIS PINES FELLA.... !!!!! This website is called CSX SUCKS...... this isn't what I want to see on here ... We want to know how CSX is screwing us.. Not who is screwing who or this limp dick pines fella or crossing accidents .... We are tied of reading your stuff.... So you can shove those accidents up your backside..   Name: ha ha E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 13 November 2014 WOW Management is trying really hard to draw attention away from company topics..... Lawyers seats must be burning their arses off! HA HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year Posted: 12 November 2014 I heard Ray Jackson was a womenizer when he was married, is that rumor correct?.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 09 November 2014 Is that redneck closet racist cracker engineer, rAY jACKSON still working out of the barr yard in Riverdale, Illinois? What a weasel!! He would make like he was your friend at first up front, then if you weren't "the color of his preference", he'd turn on you like a junk yard dog! What a snake in the grass, piece of turd he was, and still is!!!! ray jackson is not worthy of the dirt on the bottom of anybody's shoes!!! Oh, and of course throw that other piece of garbage in the dumpster right in there with ray jackson, mike schmidt!   Name: not fooled E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 08 November 2014 So Called Friend/SUPERVISOR GO AWAY...Just as predicted... here you come again with your crap when a topic is posted that obviously is making someone in payroll itch.....Nice try Keep deleting the box checked that you want electronic pay stubs only. Several of us have been deleting it everyday since it showed up 3 days ago. Some have received emails today that there had been a change made to their payroll choices. Funny that one pay roll rep said to wait until AFTER THE 10TH to go in and delete the check mark because it wouldn't work until then. If that were the case then why would anyone already receive an email confirming there was a change. I wouldn't believe that email. Keep an eye on the election box in your pay until after November the 11th. Take snap shots of each time you delete the check mark. There are going to be a lot of people out there that are going to get screwed because they didn't go back in and keep and eye on this box!   Name: Sick of it E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 07 November 2014 Wait until you see the NEW attendance policy for transportation. This New policy was created by people that have nights and weekends off. They probably only "WORK" 4-6 hours a day.. This company gets everything that they deserve.   Name: same E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 06 November 2014 almost I did the same thing. Called pay roll because the box showed back up checked again. They said we are supposed to go in an uncheck it after the 10th. That doesn't sound right if they are starting the whole process on the 10th. Like everything else they do someone is going to have a problem!   Name: almost suckered E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years Posted: 06 November 2014 READ ALL ABOUT IT THE POST FROM PAY WAS CORRECT. I JUST CHECKED MY PAY ON THE GATEWAY AND THEY HAD A CHECK MARK IN THE BOX THAT REQUESTED I RECEIVE MY PAY STUBS ON LINE AND DISCONTINUE RECEIVING THEM BY MAIL. I HAVE DIRECT DEPOSIT AND NEVER HAD THAT BOX CHECKED BECAUSE I WANT PAPER STATEMENTS FOR DOUBLE PROOF OF MY PAY AND THAT THEY GENERATED IT. IT DOESNT SURPRISE ME THEY WENT IN AND CHECKED THAT BOX. THEY DONT WANT TO SEND PAPER STATEMENTS OUT. TO CHECK THAT BOX JUST A FEW DAYS BEFORE THE DEAD LINE IS NOTHING BUT AN UNDERHANDED...... THERE ARE GOING TO BE ALOT OF PISSED OFF PEOPLE IF THEY DONT GO BACK IN AND CATCH IT BEFORE FRIDAY AT CLOSE OF BUSINESS DAY. BET YOUR BOTTOM DOLLAR YOU CANT FIX IT OVER THE WEEKEND!   Name: PAY E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for 1-10 years Posted: 03 November 2014 PAY NOTICE The message that was posted on the employee gateway advising everyone that the company was going with electronic pay stubs on line November 10th is totally wrong! It states in black and white that if you wish to CONTINUE TO RECEIVE your paper stubs by mail you need to go in and UNCHECK the box that states you would like to receive your pay stub ON LINE ONLY and you understand you will no longer receive your pay stubs by mail. If you already have that box checked then you should not be receiving your paper pay stubs in the mail anyway. Correct? If you are receiving your pay stubs by mail go into the gateway(my pay) and keep an eye on this box. IT SHOULD NOT BE CHECKED! Watch it closely until after November 10th. We suggest you print out directions posted on the pay site just in case there is a major mess up and you stop receiving your paper pay stubs in the mail. There is a good chance this box may show up checked at the last minute without your knowledge and your pay stubs by mail will be discontinued.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 28 October 2014 Mr NO SCAB He has a lot of interesting things to say that are on target and topic. Just needs to go a little deeper from mgr at the RR level and mgr at the union level, to the members. Rep in TS is everything, it all comes from (conversation) from one side of the cab to the other. Hour after hour, many times with different people and a pattern develops. The feed back is real good or not so good, and a reputation is built. If ya sleep a lot = (Sleepy) if ya run slow (Pokey) this stuff comes down to what your hair looks like, and how you smell=(stinky) I asked a engineer one time WHY ARE YOU SLOWING DOWN HERE? He was so nice and asked me to read the orders one more time, it was a SLOW ORDER. No screaming, just understanding a dumb ass question, and handling it correctly. From that point he was a prince in my mind, used him for a reference when I left and loved the man until he passed, and miss him today. So the moral of this story is, you may be working with friend or foe, watch, listen carefully, learn and by all means shut up at the right time. Ten road-crossings and a slow order is not the time to ask about the game tonight.   Name: Dong Bageley E-mail: Mikeywardsyesman@csx.com Employed as: M of W, for 1-10 years Posted: 28 October 2014 Hey Ho Fatman Garrett has to go! Another derailment at Madisonville, KY today. Three derailments in Howell yard in Evansville. Garrett is on double secret probation from Johnny Fortune teller. Blamed the three derailments on the assistant roadmaster in Evansville. Now when will Garrett take responsibility. Now another track inspector out of service for stealing fuel but why did Garrett pay him truck driver pay in Vincennes for three years.   Name: NON SCAB E-mail: Employed as: Brakeman, for 20-30 years Posted: 26 October 2014 Laughing If you are a real Tm then you are nothing more than a low life piece of crap. You think that post was funny. If it was your job that was protected by a union and someone like you was sticking it to you I guarantee you would be crying like a little bitch to your rep. There is nothing worse than a back stabbing union rep who stabs his members in the back and gets into bed with management. Someone just like you! If it was 40 years ago and you were caught running your mouth like that you would be lucky to still have a tongue in your mouth. The real union boys who stood on the front picket lines and took a few bullets to protect their jobs would have loved to put you up on the stake! If you aren't as ignorant as you seem to be then you should be doing the right thing and let everyone know who the traitors are in their unions and let the boys take care of them. There is nothing worse than an LC who pretends to give a rats ass about his member then turns around and throws him under the bus because he doesn't like him or someone like you offers him candy under the desk. THERE IS NO PLACE FOR SCUM LIKE THAT IN ANY UNION POSITION! You just keep posting stupid as stupid is. The old members with union history will figure out who all of are and make sure you all disappear. Looks like they didn't do a very good job of taking out the trash either. Your still around to post! Definitely need to kick them out of office!   Name: Laughing E-mail: Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 10-20 years Posted: 26 October 2014 In our area the union guys rat there own members out. We paid them a safety day to pick trash up in the yard and other duties.. Ask around it's the truth. We love those Union boys. We management have no respect for those idiots. There greed is helping us out...   Name: bring it on E-mail: Employed as: Engine repair, for 1-10 years Posted: 26 October 2014 HEY FATBOY FROM BOONVILLE EVERYONE KNOWS THAT YOUR DAD RATS TO YOU ABOUT THE TRAIN CREWS AND YARD CREWS AND YOU GO GET THEM I GUESS YOUR WHOLE FAMILY ASSUMES THE POSSITION UNDER THE BOSSES DESK , WHAT COMES AROUND GOES AROUND , THATS JUST TO BAD I REALY THOUGHT I HAD A FRIEND AND A SECOND FAMILY AT THE RAILROAD BUT YOU CARMI PEOPLE ARE JUST THE RUN OF THE MILL BACKSTABERS BECAUSE IF THATS ALL YOU GOT , USE IT , SHOOT WE ALREADY SEEN A JANITOR COULD DO YOUR DADS JOB OH WELL , SO JUST REMEMBER NEXT TIME YOU THREATEN SOMEONE, INDIANA BOYS STAND THEIR GROUND THEY DONT GO GET A WOMAN TO FIGHT THEIR FIGHT OR CALL THE BOSS, YOU WUSSY BUNCH OF__________________!!!!!!!!!!!!!!   Name: newbie E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year Posted: 22 October 2014 OTHER Don't think so! Sitting on an guaranteed extra bd doesn't pay squat but it pays. And no, it wont slow down now that the nstb has ordered all class 1 rr's to turn in a weekly report on dwell times, freight hauled, etc because they have neglected the grain farmers in the country and have been making them take a back seat to crude oil shipments. The carrier claims they aren't and have stated that they are hiring more employees and purchasing more power to help move the back up of grain sitting on farms rotting. Cant get their crops in because there is no place to store it. RR claims last years hard winter caused the back up. HA HA HA HA HA! Lucrative crude oil shipments and greed put the grain farmers in the spot they are in. That's why they went to the feds and asked for aid and help with the cost of hiring trucks to move their grain. So, the work better start picking up or there is going to be a lot of pissed off farmers standing on capital hill and we all know you don't want to mess with a bunch of GOOD OLE COUNTRY BOYS!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 21 October 2014 If you want more time at home it is coming. It is called, stay at home and earn nothing. The said part is these newbies that do not see this coming.   Name: Retired FRA E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 19 October 2014 When CSX managers receive their annual performance appraisals, it seems likely that employee tests and failures would be a major evaluating factor. The same goes for on-time train departures and operating with as few employees as possible. And it seems very unlikely that employee morale has anything at all to do with the process. It also seems to me that safety programs on the class one railroads have morphed into nothing short of harassment programs. And FRA is a cheerleader for all of this. Constant employee testing and failures make it look as if both the railroads and FRA are really serious about safety. But the fact is that railroads are really only serious about their stock prices and Wall Street standings. And of course the FRA is only serious about being a bureaucratic government agency that tries to please everyone, especially the railroads it is supposed to be regulating. And with all of the serious railroad accidents that have recently been occurring, FRA's house needs to be cleaned from top to bottom. And it needs to start focusing on how the harassment of employees and unethical call practices are having a negative effect on safety.   Name: ha ha ha E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 19 October 2014 kdaribadl Are you kidding me??? watch a game? You must not be aware that the manpower shortage is so damn bad that no one can stay home long enough to watch a game and if they are home they are sleeping or being woke up by the constant ring of the phone by crew callers running rosters. Do you know anything about the railroad? And these links have what to do with CSX SUCKS SUCKS SUCKS SUCKS SUCKS! enjoy your game!   Name: NOT E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 19 October 2014 FRIEND/FAMILY......SUPERVISOR HA! SO WHICH POST MADE MANAGEMENT ITCH THE MOST? WHICH POST MADE YOU COME BACK ON HERE AND TRY AND DRAW ATTENTION AWAY FROM THE TOPICS AT HAND. LET ME GUESS...YOU WILL NOW START WITH THE LBT CRAP AND DO YOUR BEST TO DRAW ATTENTION AWAY FROM THE REAL PROBLEMS.... WAS IT LAW? THEY SAY SOMETHING THAT THE LAWYERS DIDNT CARE FOR? OR MAYBE ITS FRA RETIRED. GOT SOMEONE IN MANAGEMENTS SHORTS IN A BIND????? GOOD! NOW LETS TALK ABOUT HOW SOME CREW CALLERS ARE STILL CALLING PEOPLES HOMES AND LEAVING VAGUE BOGUS MESSAGES ABOUT JOBS THEY ARE CALLING AND HOW THE IVR SYSTEM IS STILL SET UP TO ENTRAP PEOPLE BY NOT LETTING THEM ACCESS TRUE AND ACCURATE INFO ABOUT THEIR OWN STANDINGS AND POOL LINE UPS AFTER THE CALLERS HAVE STARTED RUNNING THE ROSTERS. SURE IS FUNNY HOW YOU CANT GET ANY INFO WITHOUT BEING TRANSFERED TO A CREW CALLER FOR IT. FUNNY HOW IT ONLY HAPPENS WHEN THEY ARE RUNNING ROSTERS AND NEED SOMEONE TO DESPERATELY MAKE THAT MISTAKE AND TALK TO ONE OF THEM TO THEY CAN ORDER THEM ON THE JOB. SO FUNNY HOW THE IVR SYSTEM MAGICALLY CORRECTS ITSELF AFTER THEY HAVE THE VACANT JOB FILLED. CAN WE ALL SAY UNETHICAL TATICS AND AGREEMENT VIOLATIONS!!!!!!!INFORMATION MUST BE AVAILABLE TO THE EMPLOYEES ON THE IVR SYSTEM. AGREEMENT DOESNT SAY INFO MUST BE AVAILABLE EXCEPT WHEN CALLERS ARE RUNNING A ROSTER AND NEED TO TRAP SOMEONE! YEAH..CAN WE ALL SAY DEVIOUS MANIPULATIVE BEHAVIOR!   Name: Fact E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 18 October 2014 Being a CSX manager is one of the biggest jokes that I have seen in years. You people think you are Gods. You're a fish on a big hook. A puppet, clown. CSX ONLY PICKS UP MANAGERS THAT NO OTHER COMPANY WANTS. Just take a look and see.. So keep strutting you piss ants... Jokes on you..........   Name: USE YOUR HEAD! E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 08 October 2014 getting a banner test? stop way back as far back as possible ! then call dispatcher you have unidentified trespasser! make em walk to you ! once you stop they cant make you come to them ! have your doors locked and makem show identity cards they could be imposters !   Name: praise E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 08 October 2014 MICHAEL Good for you. The truth will set you free and maybe others as well. There are a lot of employees who pack because they are scared for their lives in some of the dark hole in the wall places they have to work at night and there isn't a single soul around to protect them. The railroads run through some of the worst neighborhoods and back alleys of the country and in some of the worst industrial areas in the worst cities. You are right though. A nut case with a mouth shouldn't have one and if these train master know someone is packing and he kills someone they should be charged with aiding in a homicide. This Cameron isn't the same one from the great lakes is he? If your new to this site, expect to be attacked and ridiculed if you start posting info that makes officials and the company lawyers squirm. They have moles who come on here to draw attention away from your post. They will go to any length to discredit you and even gang up on you. STAND YOUR GROUND AND HOLD FIRM. Don't forget to use your spell checker. That is one of their favorite pet peeves to use against you when they want to discredit your character!   Name: michael orloff E-mail: mickeyj789005@aol.com Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years Posted: 08 October 2014 while working as an senior engineer on watertown ny local job b778 in January of 2014 I and another jr conductor on an other job got into an argument that got pretty heated no punches or any threats were ever said we have had problems before and I believe he and the engineer he works with got together and came up with a story that I threatened him coincidently this engineer steve spaziani was next in line senority wise for my job and is on it to this day. they worked together for 12 hrs never called a boss even when one was present that day also work another shift before coming up with same identical story even though the engineer was in another room and then outside . I was taken out of service but no cody zipparo who perpetrated the argument also I notified the two trainmasters Michael camron and heath Mondragon that engineer spaziani had and has been carrying a weapon(pistol which he does have a permit to carry)they asked him about this and he told them he sometimes get caught short and brings it to work but they still took no action against him. I described the gun and would be willing to take polygraph to verify the truth. the truth is, this man is dangerous, as he has be severly beaten because of his mouth and has made statements it would never happen again. it is a well known fact he brings it(gun) work and mentioned the fact these trainmasters asked him and did and continue not to do anything but me they harass me over an argument but as we know it takes two to argue so why me only. now just to set things into perspective I do have a short temper have got into disagreements in the last 40 yrs but never have I hit or attacked anyone I have on the whole always did my job to the best of my abilities this no one can deny as a final note as a stockholder of some 14000 shares in this company it troubles me that these two trainmasters get away with what I consider a fireable offences.. they are never around the terminal for days on end only calling in once in a while lying about testing, banners and such remember I work at this terminal for four straight years and never have I seen such conduct as trainmaster Cameron and trainmaster Mondragon it is a gross mistreatment power and abuse of this company. they also lie about the on board for customer service and have as in case of Michael Cameron came to me and said just for record you were bannered today. some will say I an a disgruntled past employee. nothing is further from the truth. I have nothing to lie about as I am now retired I would gladly tell much more of things on this railroad in watertown and Massena ny but that is for another time. a   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 08 October 2014 To the post below, cheaters will always be cheaters it will never end no matter what job position they have, or what terminal they work at. Railroaders, as well as other companies when you get men and women that work together, there will always be cheaters. There are always men and women that cannot be faithful no matter how hard they try (just emoral people).The statistics show that if the spouse ever leaves their other spouse, and gets with the person they had the affair with it will never work out anyway.So my advice is why don't you be good spouses and be faithful .   Name: AGREE E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 08 October 2014 Advice/Reality Amen to both of you. You are both right. I have never seen more hens on fence than on the railroad. I used to think women were the worst at gossiping and starting rumors but they don't hold a candle to some of the guys I work with. As for the clerk who posted on here, she better keep her broom and dust pan busy. They cut our clerks and wagon drivers down to an all time low. You cant get a ride when you need one without waiting for over a half hour and they have hired an outside cleaning service to come in and do the work. Used to have a clerk, driver and cleaning clerk on each sift. Now we are down to one. Maybe she should consider worrying about that and talking to her union reps about securing her job! The railroad is cutting every craft to the bones!   Name: reality E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years Posted: 07 October 2014 Employee friend I think you need to read advices post again. You didn't understand the point of it. Advice couldn't have said it better. The point is it happens in every type of businesses, even in your churches. And advice was right! If she has a problem with men hitting on her then she should tell them to stop or turn them in. In the meantime mind her own business and quit worrying about what she said was rumors and stories. Take care of herself. The work place is bad enough without all this he said she said crap and worrying about what every one else is doing. The way its going these women and men who do all this gossiping about whos doing who wont have to worry. When the company cuts the crews in half and turns everything over to computers these so called cheaters will be looking for work somewhere else. AND GUESS WHAT! They will be doing the cheating somewhere else!   Name: Fact E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 07 October 2014 It's contract time and we are getting ready to get our eyes screwed out, also CSX try's to fire you everyday and the only thing that some of you puss's worry about are crossing failures and people cheating. You are the very reason why this company pork's our eyeballs out. Keep on, keepin on you cry babies. You get what you deserve at contract time... LOL. PUNK's   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 10-20 years Posted: 07 October 2014 Mr advice, it sounds like you are probably one of the ones that like to cheat. Ask me why the opinion? because you would not get so upset about this woman talking about being hit on if you weren't one of the guys that was doing it wherever you work,.the men that get upset are the men that wants it to be hush hush and do get upset when something is brought to someone's attention." how dare you talk about the men that cheat ,we don't want our wives to know that this goes on on the railroad, we want them to think we're perfect husbands".   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 07 October 2014 Joel Hudson has been with the Union Railroad a division of Transtar and U.S. Steel for a couple years and you guys are right on the money. WHAT AN ARROGANT ASSHOLE THIS STUBBY BASTARD IS! He has fired about 12% of the workforce and his little natzi supervisors who drink his cool aid are just about as bad. Keep up your bullshit Joel and someday the sun won't shine for you!! You CSX guys take care and GOD BLESS!!   Name: ADVICE E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for N/A Posted: 06 October 2014 EMPLOYED OTHER If you decide to quit I wouldn't apply for a job at a truck stop, bus stop or as a flight attendant. I sure as hell wouldn't apply for a secret service job either. Oh, wait, that was all a bunch of guys messing with the hookers. Guess that leaves all political jobs in D.C. out as well. Don't bother working at a hotel either! That's one of the worst places ever. Cleaning staff are in and out of rooms so fast you cant keep up with them. You better just quit and head for a church or something. Man, that might not work either even though its been awhile since a preacher man was busted for playing with his altar boys. How about this idea? Just tell every guy that hits on you that you don't appreciate it and if it continues you will just file sexual harassment against them. Think that might work. Bet they leave you alone! Oh and keep busy with your mop and broom and maybe you wont notice whats going on with everybody else. They make their beds they have to lay in them. FLEAS AND ALL!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 1-10 years Posted: 05 October 2014 I work at CSX in Louisville. I'm considered a clerk, runner, janitor or whatever needs to be done. I'm a female and I get hit on by so many CSX men (single and married). I feel sorry for anyone that is in a serious relationship with a man from my area. So much behind the crap goes on between the workers and also the transportation vans that take the men from one area back to another. PTI workers would give it up for 5 bucks literally. There is also so many prostitutes that hang out along certain parts of the train routes. The stories and rumors I hear are pretty disgusting !   Name: help us!!! E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 30+ years Posted: 04 October 2014 HOPE MARTINS WHAT ?????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????O OK ATOM/WEBMASTER....YOU JUST HAVE TO HELP US OUT WITH THIS ONE. I HAVE SEEN ALOT OF ATTEMPTS TO DRAW EVERYONES ATTENTION AWAY FROM SERIOUS TOPICS THAT MAKE UPPER MANAGEMENT START SQUIRMING IN THEIR SEATS BUT THIS? IS THIS FOR REAL? CAN YOU TELL US IF THIS IS COMING FROM JACKSONVILLE? THIS ISNT ANOTHER HIDDEN PERSONALITY OF PINES IS IT?   Name: engineer only trains on bnsf E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 04 October 2014 read some news about the post about BNSF and the UTU running 1 man trains on some BNSF lines. it was voted on by UTU members of that local and it was voted DOWN! . if it would have passed BNSF would have been able to run certin trains with 1 crew member and master conductors stationed at various supply points to help the engineer if needed. remember people crew consist are not negotiated in our contract. they are by the railroads and the unions separately property by property basis   Name: JOURNEYMAN ELECTRICIAN LEADMAN E-mail: Sirkerry@yahoo.com Employed as: Engine repair, for 1-10 years Posted: 02 October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k WOMEN ARE YOU CRAZy!!!!!!! I GUESS I AM THANKS JIM AND YOUR SON BUTTERBAL   Name: ? E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 30 September 2014 CODS WALLOP You left some info out. The trainers at the Redi center have been telling every class that comes through that they will lose 50% of every class after they get out in the field. Other than lifestyle of the job and lack of quality of life there are a lot of other reasons why. Even the trainers at the redi center know whats going on. Why don't they just tell them the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth before they put them through training. Let them walk away then. Would they lose their grant money if they walked away from the school? Good question!   Name: Down with the sickness E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 30 September 2014 Csx management is one big joke. The employees in the transportation dept are tired of getting beat to death by the Trainmasters /RFE that don't have a clue about the rules and regulations. The "officials" are so dumb, they don't realize that the very people that earn they're big bonuses can also take them away. You think just because this company gave you a title that your better than us.. Well here's a news flash ... You are still crap, (and always will be ) just like us in the corparate eyes of CSX. So the laugh is on you..   Name: WHERE? E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 30 September 2014 NEW RULES Please let everyone know where you found this new rule on safety boots. We have read every word in the CSX system bulletins and no where does this rule exist. It also states that we are to carry the safeway book dated July 1, 2012 and it has never stated the boot/shoe rule to that effect. Its important that we all know where things may be hidden and missed by the employees. Most missed rule changes are inserted in the reissues of the notices because they know most employees don't read them because they are not required to carry them. ALERT: There is a major discrepancy in the GLDV notices on the procedure for setting out cars at the Little John industry. It is advised that you set out the least amount of cars noted. This may be a test to see if you do so. The notice gives you 2 conflicting procedures and they my bet setting up a test to see if you call a supervisor before doing the work to get proper instructions   Name: Spongebob E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year Posted: 30 September 2014 New Rules, To say you are a Fucking idiot, would be the biggest understatement of the Century.   Name: railroadjimmy E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year Posted: 29 September 2014 rumor going around my terminal is that if you run through a banner and you ruin the banner not only will you be taken out of service you will be charged for the amount it cost to replace the banner .it will be taken out of your check weekly. rumor price of the new banner is$250 

 Name: new rules E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years Posted: 29 September 2014 new safe way rule. October 1st under "work attire" 1.while wearing csx approved work boot , shoe laces must be long enough to go threw all eyelets that are on the boots 2. must have enough lace left over to tie a double knot to secure the boot to the foot. upon request form a non agreement manager you must show the manager that all eyelets have laces through them and have a double know to give the wearer ankle support for walking on ballast. any violations will result in a investigation of the employee. 

 Name: RULES E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years Posted: 28 September 2014 NEW RULES You forgot the most important step of all. Im really surprised! 6: Do not under any circumstances try to operate the switch if it requires excess effort because it is rusty, dirty and as usual just not maintained! Your moves must be effortless and should not put any stress on your back or arms. If you do so and you get injured you will be fired for being able to file a law suit. DONT TRY to be a big shot and throw it just because you feel like they will think you are a wimp! Forget your pride and remember they wrote the rules! SAFEWAY RULE GS-18: IF YOU DISCOVER A SWITCH OR DERAIL THAT REQUIRES AN UNUSAULLY HIGH LEVEL(WHICH IS MOST OF THE TIME!)OF EFFORT TO OPERATE * DO NOT OPERATE THE SWITCH * IMMEDIATELY APPLY A SWITCH OR DERAIL BAD ORDER TAG(EVEN IF SUPERVISOR IS STANDING IN BUSHES WATCHING YOU!) * REPORT THAT SWITCH OR DERAIL TO THE PROPER AUTHORITIES IMMEDIATELY AGAIN, THEY WROTE THIS RULE AND YOU ARE EXPECTED TO FOLLOW IT! 100% RULE COMPLIANCE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 

 Name: Attorney Donald Wheeler Jonz E-mail: donjonzlaw@gmail.com Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 27 September 2014 I am an attorney with whom you can consult without legal fees. Nation-wide coverage. If no recovery for you, no fees will be charged.Especially interested in cases where employee was fired because of reporting dangerous work conditions or because the employee insisted on reporting a work-related injury. E-mail donjonzlaw@gmail.com Tel. 904 704-0100. 

 Name: new rules oct 1st E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years Posted: 27 September 2014 new hand thrown switch rule starting October 1st . which states 1. check switch point to make sure there is no obstruction 2. grab bow handle firmly and release handle by stepping on latch 3. walk switch bow handle over using both hands and locking handle in catch and test to make sure handle is locked in catch. 4. check switch point to make sure switch point is tight against stock rail . 5. walk 15 feet from switch and lift up both arms and give double thumbs up in 2 directions, so a manager watching from car, camera or hiding place knows the switch is securely and properly lined for movement. 

 Name: BOO HOO E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 26 September 2014 conductor 1-10 BLAH BLAH BLAH... I MEAN SUPERVISOR...... STILL NOT WORKING! GET READY FOR SLAP IN FACE GLDV CONDUCTORS. SEEMS CARRIER HAS FOUND LOOP HOLE IN THE AGREEMENT AS FOLLOWS: IF YOU ARE CALLED OUT OF YOUR AWAY FROM HOME TERMINAL TO DRAG A TRAIN IN THAT COULDNT MAKE IT TO YOUR AWAY TERMINAL AND THEN YOU ARE PUT IN A WAGON TO GO HOME YOU WILL NOT...AGAIN....WILL NOT GET PAID FOR THE DH HOME. THE ENGINEER WILL! IT IS IN BLACK AND WHITE THEY HAVE TO BE PAID ANOTHER TICKET WHETHER THEY GO HOME ON ANOTHER TRAIN OR BY WAGON SO RUMOR HAS IT THAT ALL CONDUCTORS ARE GOING TO INSIST THEY GO BACK TO THE HOTEL AND BE PUT FIRST OUT AND AFTER BEING RESTED GO BACK ON TRAIN OR DH WHEN THEY WILL HAVE TO BE PAID. DO THEY REALLY THINK THEY WILL BE PAID A DH HOME JUST BECAUSE THEY WENT BACK TO THE HOTEL? REALLY? DONT THINK THEY WILL SAY YOU JUST WAITED AWHILE BEFORE YOU WENT HOME. THAT WAS YOUR CHOICE. YOU ARE STILL NOT GETTING PAID FOR DH BETTER GET A TRAIN AND MAKE SURE YOU GET YOUR MONEY. OH..BETTER GET YOUR BOXING GLOVES TOO. THERE IS GOING TO BE A WAR BETWEEN ENGINEERS AND CONDUCTORS! LET THE GAMES BEGIN! CSX 1---CREWS 0 

 Name: fatigue E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 25 September 2014 FRA... WE KNOW YOU READ THIS SITE... RIGHT NOW IT IS 21:24(9:24 pm)ON THE 25TH AND AVON YARD IS TRYING TO ORDER A POOL TRAIN THAT WAS ON THE LINE UP MAIN FRAME FOR 08:30 TOMORROW MORNING ON THE 26TH. WE CALLED THE IVR SYSTEM AT 17:40(5:40 pm) FOR A 4 HOUR AND AN 8 HOUR LINE UP ON THE POOL. THE IVR SYSTEM STATED THERE WAS NOTHING SCHEDULED FOR THIS POOL FOR THE NEXT 8 HOURS. THEY ARE CALLING THIS TRAIN 11 HOURS EARLY AND ARE GOING TO CATCH SOME POOR SAP OFF GUARD WHO PROBABLY DIDNT GO TO BED OR EVEN SUSPECT THIS WAS GOING TO HAPPEN!POOL CREWS ARE NOT EXTRA BOARD PEOPLE AND WE EXPECT OUR TRAIN LINE UP TO BE AT LEAST HALFWAY ACCURATE. THIS CRAP HAS BEEN GOING ON FOR SO LONG WE CANT EVEN KEEP TRACT OF IT ANYMORE. WE HAVE DOCUMENTED TIMES AND TAKEN SNAP SHOTS OF THIS CRAP AND TURNED IT INTO THE UNION AND NOTHING IS GETTING DONE. THIS IS CAUSING A SERIOUS SAFETY ISSUE AND FATIGUE IN THE CREWS. SOMETHING HAS TO BE DONE. SO DO SOMETHING ABOUT THIS. WE KNOW YOU READ THIS SITE AND SO DOES JACKSONVILLE. IF THIS CRAP DOESNT STOP SOMEONE IS GOING TO GET KILLED! HEY YOU!! MR CSX LAWYER WHO IS READING THIS! YOU BETTER DO SOMETHING ABOUT THIS OR YOUR GOING TO BE MEETING SOMEONES LAWYER AT THE FUNERAL HOME! 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 25 September 2014 To the poster that made a comment that LBT didnt post anything on this website, you better learn how to read. I didnt read anything that suggest that she made a post on this csx sucks website, it stated " I read a post that she wrote" but no where did it say this website. You need to go back to school to learn how to read !!!!!. 

 Name: Ret. Eng and Manager E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 1-10 years Posted: 25 September 2014 Even though technology has made major advancements, unless management practices evolve with the times, the corporation will be plagued with problems.  In the case of the railroad management, especially at higher levels, they are still in the 1800’s, when it comes to their treatment of their employees.  In just a few short years, equipment has evolved in leaps and bound. But, their managers are still running steam engines. The style of railroad management starts at the top. Their Law Departments have much more control and influence they ever before, right down to writing the operating rules. When CEO's decide to release their grip and mindset on the past, things will change. Maybe when younger management types, with new ideas, move into higher positions with more authority, things will change for the better.  The entire management military structure style of thinking needs to be scrapped and replaced with a more competent style. Now, no one is saying ALL managers are bad, no, not at all. But, When it comes to business practices, the railroads need to do much better. Upper management seems to have never figured out, with the new short operating crews, new equipment, constant rule changes, their train crews need to be much more productive then in the past. With ANY company, a happy employee is a productive employee. Good morale is a must or at least a plus. Just take a close look at other industries around the world and glean what works best. 

 Name: monitor E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years Posted: 25 September 2014 IMPOSTER GO AWAY SO CALLED FRIEND/ FAMILY(REALLY SUPERVISOR) AND STOP TRYING SO HARD TO DRAW ATTENTION AWAY FROM THE REAL CRAP GOING ON. EVERY ONE KNOWS THAT LBT DIDNT POST A DAMN THING ON HERE. IF ANYTHING IS POSTED IN HER NAME ITS FROM A LIAR TRYING TO START ANOTHER ATTENTION GRABBING BULL SESSION.... DONT FALL FOR IT CREWS.... KEEP THE REAL TOPICS AT HAND OPEN AND IN FULL DISCUSSION. THEIR ATTEMPTS ARE ONLY GOING TO GET MORE DESPERATE NOTE FOR RETIRED FRA.... WE HAD DISCUSSION WITH BIG DOGS AND IT WAS MADE CLEAR IT WAS A SERIOUS FRA VIOLATION TO LEAVE A CREW ON A HAZ. TRAIN AFTER OUTLAWED TO BABYSIT IT UNTIL A CREW COULD ARRIVE. WAS INFORMED HOW TO HANDLE IT AND TO MAKE SURE TIME ACTUALLY SITTING ON THE TRAIN WAS RECORDED AS TIME RELIEVED! NOT SURE YOU CARE ABOUT THIS INFO BUT MAYBE ITS A SIGN THAT THINGS ARENT SO COZY BETWEEN THE CARRIER AND THE FRA IF THEY ARE BACKING THE CREWS! 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 10-20 years Posted: 24 September 2014 Lol lol lol, that statement is so funny. " Simmer down Robert your wife is a topic on here". I read something she put out the other day insinuating she is a Christian, LBT you need to look up the description of a Christian. 

 Name: alert!!! E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 24 September 2014 HEADS UP!!!! Some supervisors have already started discussing our topic about stopping several car length away when we do our safety stops so they cant get any bogus write ups on us. Word is they are saying if they catch anyone stopping farther away than 250 feet( one was heard saying 250 feet and 1 inch!)they will bust them. SO BE CAREFUL AND MAKE SURE YOU ALWAYS DO A SAFETY STOP 2 CAR LENGTHS AWAY. IF YOU STOP AND YOU THINK YOU ARE 250 FEET AWAY THEN MAKE YOUR MOVE TO DO THE COUPLING YOU BETTER KNOW FOR A FACT THAT YOU ARE AT 250 FEET. DONT KNOW ABOUT YOU, BUT NON OF US HERE KNOW EXACTLY WERE 250 FEET IS SO WE ARENT GOING TO TAKE THE CHANCE OF ASSUMING WE ARE EXACTLY 5 CAR LENGTHS AWAY. FOR THE PUBLIC READERS WHO DONT KNOW OUR RULES SO THAT YOU CAN BETTER UNDERSTAND OUR SITUATION POSTED ON HERE, A LITTLE EXPLANATION FOR YOU! A SAFETY STOP CAN NOT BE MADE ANY FARTHER THAN 250 FEET AWAY FROM OR CLOSER THAN 50 FEET FROM THE CAR YOU ARE COUPLING INTO. CAR LENGHTS ARE CONSIDERED 50 FEET. ITS A BIG GUESTIMATION GAME BUT AFTER AN EMPLOYEE HAS BEEN WORKING LONG ENOUGH HE CAN GET A FEEL OF WHAT MIGHT BE FIFTY FEET BUT NO ONE..ABSOLUTLEY NO ONE CAN GET IT EXACT. WE HAVE SEEN OLD HEADS WITH 30 YEARS TRY TO HIT IN RIGHT ON AND COULDNT DO IT! THE FARTHER A CAR IS AWAY FROM YOU THE MORE DISTORTED THE GUESTIMATED VISUAL LENGTH BECOMES. DO YOU THINK YOU COULD STEP OFF 250 FEET EXACTLY? 

 Name: not E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 24 September 2014 LOCO/SUPERVISOR 30 HANG IT UP... YOU COULDNT GET A HIT ON LBT AND NOW YOUR TRYING TO START A PINES DISCUSSION... GO BACK UNDER YOUR ROCK. THOSE WHO HAVE BEEN POSTING ON HERE FOR THE LAST 10 YEARS KNOW WHAT YOUR UP TO. ITS THE NEW COMERS WHO GET FOOLED BY YOUR CRAP. THE TOPICS GETTING A LITTLE HOT FOR YOU? MAYBE YOU ARE A SUPERVIOR WHOS NAME HAS BEEN POSTED ON HERE IN THE LAST WEEK. MAYBE YOU ARE ONE OF THEIR LAWYERS? MAYBE YOU ARE A CONDUCTOR OR ENGINEER MOLE THAT HAS BEEN RECRUITED BY CSX TO COME ON HERE AND TRY TO START A JERRY SPRINGER WAR SO WE WILL QUIT TALKING ABOUT THE COMPANY CRAP THATS GOING ON RIGHT NOW. WHO EVER YOU ARE GO BACK UNDER YOUR ROCK.... UNLESS YOU WANT TO WHISTLEBLOW OR MAYBE POST SOMETHING THE CREWS AND THE UNION CAN USE FOR THEIR PROTECTION.... 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 23 September 2014 NOT !, Simmer down Robert. Your wife is a big topic on here. 

 Name: UP Eng. E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 1-10 years Posted: 23 September 2014 Posted by Fed UP Folks its not a joke. Oct 1 ( around about) there will be a change in testing procedures. " measuring tools " will be used among other "tools" to do to the test with... It's all changing in Oct.. Trust me >>>>>>>>>> Trust me, this is all about justifying their Jobs. It is a direct reflection of the Division Mangaer/Supt. If he is on the Trainmastes ass, then it runs down hill. CSX needs to adopt a better system of discipline. Even The Union Pacific is more employee friendly than CSX. You need to remember, CSX is attempting to run their railroad like the military. That is still 1800’s management thinking. But, that’s where their heads are. If I were a CSX operating employee, I would go to work with a big lunch, figure each trip is going to be 12 hours plus and give them 100% rule compliance. If they want a 50 foot safety stop, give them 75 feet. The best way to get rid of a bad rule is, comply with it 100%. I have been told, some Trainmasters instruct conductors to show ALL work be done, when it’s not, so as to receive their bonos checks. That’s something that should stopped. 

 Name: Down with the sickness E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 22 September 2014 This isn't a railroad anymore..... It's a circus.... CSX SUCKS BIG ONES 

 Name: Fed up E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 21 September 2014 Folks its not a joke. Oct 1 ( around about) there will be a change in testing procedures. " measuring tools " will be used among other "tools" to do to the test with... It's all changing in Oct.. Trust me 

 Name: Fed up E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 19 September 2014 Folks just wait until October 1 and see the new testing procedures coming out. This company and lost they're freakin mind... Here is one example " when a conductor stops you for a safety stop ( which is one car length ) if the stop is shorter than one car length or 50 feet ( let's say it was an 48 ft stop ) which is less than the 50 foot stop. Then the conductor is written up. The official will have a measuring tool to check the exact footage. This is only one test of many .... 

 Name: NOT! E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for N/A Posted: 19 September 2014 NOT FRIEND FORGET IT SO CALLED FRIEND. WE KNOW YOU ARE NOT! DONT EVEN TRY DRAWING EVERYONES ATTENTION AWAY FROM THE TOPICS AT HAND WHICH WOULD BE UNPROFESSIONAL SUPERVISORS AND CREW CALLER TACTICS.... LBT IS OLD NEWS. TRY SOMETHING ELSE MR SUPERVISOR.... YOU ALWAYS COME OUT FROM UNDER YOUR ROCK WHEN THE TOPICS START GETTING TOUCHY AND HOT. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 1-10 years Posted: 18 September 2014 Lbt lbt. Lbt at it again, will she ever stop. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year Posted: 18 September 2014 I hear Dave Harris loves his strip clubs ,you mean he has time to play golf. These managers that leave and play golf on company time should be fired. 

 Name: not worthy E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 18 September 2014 CHI TOWN HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HAHAHAHAHAHAH! OH MY GOD! AND GOD SAID LET SOMEONE COME FORWARD AND EXPOSE THE WOLF AMONGST THE SHEEP FOR WHAT THEY ARE AND PROTECT THE RIGHTEOUS AND THE MEEK FOR THAY SHALL INHERIT THE KINGDOM OF THE EARTH... I THINK WE SHOULD ALL TAKE A VOTE AND NOMINATE YOU AS THE NEW NOMO AND LET YOU TAKE THE THRONE OF THE NEW JUDGE FOR THE BROWN BANANA AWARDS. I THINK YOU CAN STAND YOUR GROUND WHEN PINES AND HIS OTHER NUT CRACKS TRY TO RUN YOU OFF JUST LIKE THEY DID NOMO. IN ALL MY YEARS OF READING THIS SITE I DONT THINK I COULD HAVE SAID IT BETTER ON THE WAY EVERYONE FEELS ABOUT THE MANAGEMENT FROM GEORGIA STREET ALL THE WAY DOWN TO THE YARD. YOU ARE MY NEW HERO! 

 Name: Chi town E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 17 September 2014 Hey Friend and Family member. You are correct. Avon is filled with a lot of weed weasel train masters and road foreman. Avon's been like this for years. Nomo gave Avon's own Joe Barry the Clarabelle Award so many times I thought he was going to name it after him. Sad thing is, at Avon, Joe trains all those that work with him to treat their employees as poorly as he does. Need an example of Weed Weasel train masters at Avon that are lazy pieces of lying shit? Look at Brian Edwards. He's a prime example. While everyone may think Brian Edwards is hard at work on the St. Louis line, what he's really doing is either hanging out with his suck buddy at 31 East Georgia Street, Larry Kosner. If Brian isn't crawling out from under Larry's desk, he busy hiring women to give him a blow job from www.backpage.com Brian's wife might think Brian's out working all right, working on hiring the next woman to give him a blow job in his red jeep. But then again why should she complain. She's Larry Kosner's personal secretary. She's making $60,000.00 a year, and has her own honey who works with her at 31 East Georgia Street on the side, and Brian knows it, but he likes the money she brings home even more. Then there is Lawsin Whitfield. Red Neck Trailer trash to the core. No seriously, Lawsin lives in an old travel trailer that he parked at a Greenwood campground the day he came to town. Lawsin smiles, play's dumb, which isn't to hard for him to do, then wants to tell you he is a bad ass solder and was born with a reverser in his hand. Blow Hard Lawsin likes telling you how he's got your back, and he's your buddy. You can count on him when you screw up. That's before you turn your back, and he puts the knife in it as he runs to Joe Barry bragging how he's just screwed you over. Lawsin fails to mention how many times he got in trouble the few times he worked as an engineer, or that his actual time behind the throttle can be measured in months vs years. Lets not forget the new Crawfordsville train master. He's a former UTU local chairman that openly admits he gets his rocks off writing up the same employees that he half heartedly tried to defend as a UTU local chairman in Ohio. While this short man likes to walk around with his chest all puffed out, keep your eye on him, and watch him. He has a bad habit of continually reaching down to adjust his junk, or he just likes to play with himself. I don't think I've seen him go 5 minutes without reaching down with one hand or another to see if his junk is still there and play with it. On a final note, lets not forget Stuttering Dave Tinsley. The local chairmen openly laugh about Stuttering Dave. When Dave lies, he stutters and his eyes start darting all over the room . Have Stuttering Dave in a hearing testifying against you, rest assured, if your local chairman is worth his salt, he knows he can nail Stuttering Dave the moment his lips start moving, and his stuttering starts. Have your local chairman put the full press on him, and Stuttering Dave's stuttering not only gets worse, but so does his ability to testify against you because he can't keep track of his lies. SO FRIEND OF THE FAMILY, WE ALL KNOW THAT AVON HAS SOME SERIOUS PROBLEMS WITHIN THEIR TRAIN MASTER RANKS, BEGINNING WITH THEIR FEARLESS LEADER DAVID HARRIS, when he's not on the golf course. IM JUST CURRIOUS, WHICH IDIOT ARE YOU REFERING TO WHEN YOU SAY WEED WEASLE, BECAUSE THERE ARE SO MANY OF THEM AT AVON.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year Posted: 16 September 2014 A comment to the post about a trainmaster that is a weasel. I think i know who it may be,because the trainmaster and superindendant work together for years and are very good friends. They worked in chicago,alabama, and indiana. I have heard things about them before.   Name: watchdog E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 16 September 2014 CMC MANAGER WE suggest you get out of your seat and office and start paying more attention to your crew dispatchers. One of your callers on second shift put two, not one, but two employees on hold for 45 minutes. These employees had vital information that could have filled a vacancy that would have moved a train 45 minutes earlier from its terminal. One of these employees had been called earlier to be asked to work other vacancies and when contacted told the caller that they didn't want to work anything but their pool they were assigned to. According to the employee the caller had a bad attitude and hung up on them. When it came time to run the rosters for a vacancy of his pool, they called his house for exactly 3 seconds. They made no attempt to leave a message or contact this employee even though he had made it clear he would work that pool. Several of us listened to the recording of the 3 second call and we all know what happened is true. In the meantime the second employee who was on hold knew the other employee was trying to get through and was trying to help get the job filled. After being on 2 telephones at once for 45 minutes as well this employee got ahold of a supervisor at the yard and told them what was going on. He was told how long both employees had been on hold and if he wanted to get his train out of the yard on time he better get ahold of a manager and tell the caller to answer the phone. This supervisor did make contact with someone in crew management and they instructed them to put the volunteer on the job and get the train ordered. Did they do as instructed? NO! Did they take the volunteers call? NO! At this time there was absolutely no one available to work the train because of severe manpower shortage. There was even a notation put in the mainframe on lineups that it was the end of all decisions to fill the job after trying to fill it for 30 minutes. This wouldn't have been a problem if they had just bothered to answer the phone. The phone calls have been saved and proof of all times the employees were on hold has been viewed by a supervisor. We know the callers have caller ID. I would hate to think they deliberately refused to answer the volunteers call because he wouldn't accommodate them earlier and refused to work the other jobs they called him for. We are not sure why they refused to answer the other employees call. Maybe because they knew they were the other employee who would also be on the job and thought maybe they might tell them the other employee wanted to work and they couldn't refuse him because there was no one else? The only reason the job got filled right after the yard supervisor made his call is because an employee called in to mark up from being off and asked the caller how long it would be before he was called and they told him right away if he wanted to take the vacancy. If that employee hadnt called right at that moment who knows what would have happened. Who knows how much longer the train would have been delayed just because they refused to answer the phone! Mr. crew manager, if you think for one moment that your callers are not rude or they don't play games then think again. If you think they don't show favorites, think again! If you don't think there is a pattern of who gets PB days while others can never get any think again! Pretty soon the straw that broke the camels back just might be hanging on yours if you don't start paying more attention to your subordinates! 45 minutes on hold! ARE YOU KIDDING ME. WHEN YOU GET HOME I WANT YOU TO SIT IN YOUR LAZY BOY AND HOLD A PHONE TO YOUR EAR FOR 45 MINUTES. YOU THINK THAT DOESNT SOUND VERY LONG! JUST SIT IN YOUR CHAIR WITH 2 PHONES TO YOUR EARS FOR 45 MINUTES AND SEE JUST HOW LONG IT IS. TOTALLY UNACCEPTABLE BEHAVIOR AND DEFINATELY POOR BUSINESS PRACTICES! IF THERE WASNT A FIRE IN THE BUILDING OR A TORNADO OR HURRICANE EVACUATION THEN THERE IS NO REASON FOR THE PHONES NOT TO BE ANSWERED FOR 45 MINUTES!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year Posted: 12 September 2014 to the post below, nothing surprises me today there's always a rat in every corner.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 10-20 years Posted: 12 September 2014 Big 4 yard, Be aware there is a trainmaster in Avon that is a weasel,can't say who but he spills the beans on other employees to Dave Harris and turns around and acts like he is you friend.   Name: Brake Stick E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 10 September 2014 I can tell you one thing that's not sterile is the toilets on most of the locomotives. Nothing like workin on a Poo-Choo Train!   Name: Down with the sickness E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 05 September 2014 Has anyone heard anything on the UTU/BLET negotiations ? Positive or negative ?? Thanks..... CSX TRULY SUCKS.......   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 01 September 2014 Hallelujah!!!! Sterile cab is here. Things will immediately improve i'm sure.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 29 August 2014 3 short days to sterile cab. the anticipation is killing me.   Name: health alert E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for N/A Posted: 26 August 2014 HEALTH ALERT FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO ARE EXPOSED TO UNSANITARY TOILETS ON YOUR ENGINES YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REPORT THESE ISSUES TO YOUR STATE HEALTH DEPARTMENT. EVEN THOUGH YOU WORK FOR A CLASS ONE RAILROAD WHO'S OPERATING RULES ARE REGULATED BY A FEDERAL GOVERNMENT AGENCY, YOU ARE ALSO A CIVILIAN. THE STATE THAT YOU LIVE IN CAN CONSIDER YOU A HEALTH RISK TO SURROUNDING BUSINESSES AS WELL AS THE COMMUNITY IF YOU ARE ABLE TO SPREAD CONTAMINATES FROM YOUR WORK PLACE. WHEN YOU STEP INTO A BATHROOM ON YOUR ENGINE THAT HAS SPLASHED OUT ON THE FLOOR DUE TO POOR MAINTANANCE OF THE UNIT YOU HAVE NOW STEPPED IN URINE AS WELL AS FECES. WHEN YOU LEAVE THE BATHROOM AND WALK AROUND THE CAB, YOU HAVE NOW DISTRIBUTED THE CONTAMINATES ONTO THE FLOOR. WHEN YOU PUT YOUR GRIPS AND TRAVEL BAGS ON THE FLOOR YOU HAVE NOW EXPOSED YOUR PERSONAL BELONGINGS TO THE CONTAMINATION. YOU CARRY THESE INTO THE HOTELS, PTI WAGONS AND INTO YOUR OWN PERSONAL VEHICLES AS WELL INTO ANY YARD BUILDINGS. THIS IS A VIOLATION OF STATE AND FEDERAL HEALTH LAWS. IF YOU TAKE CHARGE OF AN ENGINE IN THIS CONDITION YOU NEED TO REPORT IT TO YOUR SUPERVISORS AND TO THE ENGINE HOUSE FOREMAN. DO NOT....I REPEAT....DO NOT SET YOUR BELONGINGS ON A BARE FLOOR. SET THEM ON PLASTIC BAGS. RETIRED FRA IS CORRECT ABOUT FILING A COMLAINT WITH YOUR REPRESENTATIVE, BUT YOU ALSO NEED TO LET YOUR LOCAL HEALTH DEPARTMENT KNOW OF THE CONSTANT EXPOSURES AT WORK. YOUR FAMILY PHYSICIAN MUST KNOW ABOUT YOUR EXPOSURES TO UNCONTAINED URINE AND POSSIBLE FECES CONTAMINATION. YOUR DOCTOR MAY NEED THIS INFO FOR FUTURE REFERENCES IF YOU BECOME SICK AND IT IS RELATED TO EXPOSURE TO BODILY FLUIDS/CONTAMINATES. IF YOU DO NOT FEEL SAFE REPORTING THIS ISSUE TO YOUR LOCAL HEALTH DEPARTMENT, YOUR PHYSICIAN CAN FILE A REPORT FOR YOU.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years Posted: 25 August 2014 The superintendant should clean up the toliets,they give out shit ,they should clean it. LOL!!!!!!!!!!!.   Name: Retired FRA Inspector E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years Posted: 24 August 2014 Engineer: File a written complaint with your senator and house representative. That is the only thing that will get FRA off it's ass.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 23 August 2014 Worked for ns when the orange bags were used.....now working for the mighty csx...from the way the so called toilets are maintained it makes me wish for the orange bag days....nothing like smelling week old turds for 12 plus hours....can't think of anything more gross than that....   Name: SP-Eng.- E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 1-10 years Posted: 23 August 2014 I was told that CSX hired many of the former NS management people. Is this just a rumor? If it is in fact true, it’s no wonder there are so many labor problems. Back in the 1980’s NS had to be forced to buy toilets for their locomotives. At that time, they gave the train crews a bag to crap in, then toss it out the window. It got so bad that local farmers, and others, were bitching so much, NS was forced to buy toilets.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years Posted: 22 August 2014 Anonymous: No employee has the authority to verbally give you permission to take or borrow anything that is railroad property. Proper protocol must be followed, with paper documentation provided by the appropriate railroad representative.   Name: Anonymous E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for N/A Posted: 22 August 2014 Apparently, receiving anything from CSX is a crime. I remain anonymous because I don't want CSX knocking my block off. I collect C&S stuff and had permission to get some stuff. I can't say locations. The matter went down the shitter quit. I got to "choose" my equipment. I brought home something "new" to borrow (signal)for a train show and yet again, I guess that's not acceptable. Being young-but an adult, I didn't think anything would happen. CSX shit down my neck. The long story short, CSX special agents got ahold of me on my cell from Jacksonville and wrung my neck. Threatening to "arrest" me for it. I had no intentions whatsoever to make a scene so I listened. Most old heads would probably shoot me. JW, the VP of engineering wants me hung up to dry, They suspended the manager I believe and wanted to charge me for what was considered "stolen government property". The matter was left to bake in the sun. I didn't want to push my luck... My uncles are employees and they had no comments lol.   Name: concerned E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 21 August 2014 https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/mandate-all-freight-trains-have-two-person-crews/s0jJ9Rmj. Pass it on   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years Posted: 20 August 2014 Sounds like there are a lot of wothless people working for CSX. First of all i only see through reading these post that the men and women working for this company, are only concern about one thing, and that is who,where are they going to get their next piece of ass!!!!!!,strip clubs,drinking,ect!!!!. This company only promotes the trouble makers and do nothing with the ones that accually do what their are suppose to.   Name: burned out E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 30+ years Posted: 20 August 2014 SP YOU GOT THAT RIGHT!!! Moral at an all time low and falling, lowest paying class 1 RR in the country, Nazi southern ruling tactics(rule with fear and intimidation)claims to be in a class of their own,and refuses to sdopt GCORE rules that everyone else has used for years! Funny though how they are slowly adopting the same rules as another rr and shadowing them under different names. Funny how they just cant beat anyone else for top safety no matter how much money and publicity they throw out to the public. Funny how they have the all time turn over rate of employees. Yeap, keep stuffing those white collar board members pockets and whip and beat the real backbone of the railroad in the trenches. What goes around comes around.... Karma is a bitch!   Name: SP-Eng. E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 1-10 years Posted: 19 August 2014 “"Keep up the good work you bunch of girls...LOL.. Make our company grow”” That’s a strange statement. As a CSX Officer, think about it a little. I don’t see a UPRR Sucks, I don’t see a BNSF or even a NS scuk.com. on the internet. rMaybe, just mabe some at CSX should take a close look at themselfs. We all bitched a lot at the SP and even more at the UP, but we didn’t have the feelings many of your employees seem to have. Just a though from a retired SP Eng and X-Company Officer..   Name: Jacksonville E-mail: Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 20-30 years Posted: 19 August 2014 Keep up the good work you bunch of girls...LOL.. Make our company grow ..   Name: HA E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 18 August 2014 LOCO 10-20 First lets correct your comment. The UP has had cab red zone for years. CSX is just adopting the same procedure but calling it sterile cab to tie it into the military process. Everything they do is geared towards a paramilitary look to appeal to military men and women in hopes of recruiting them to their railroad. Looks good in the investors eyes and on the front page of the employee gateway. The UP cab red zone rule DOES NOT ALLOW THE ENGINEER to be on the radio nor talk to employees in charge of work authorities when running on approaches and more restrictive signals. In fact their engineers never talk to the employees of work authorities. They expect their engineers to be fully focused on running the train fulfilling their responsibilities. With extra computer screens now stuck in their faces(trip optimizer, smart track and soon PTC) they wont be able to focus any time to the other side of the cab. That's why the UP is against any one man crews. If the newscasters are correct about it being single track, the question is why where they on the same track heading in different directions, No one had said whether they were running under TWC or CTC. All I can say is if there are two trains running on the same track heading straight towards each other, there had to be a very serious lack of communication between someone or faulty signal displays. This is tragic as hell! I just hope to god they DONT try and pin all of it on the surviving crew. Their lives are going to be a living hell for them for a long time. I hope they come out of this ok and not crippled or mentally ill for the rest of their lives. Everyone should say a prayer for them. Even if they were not CSX crew members, they are in the same brotherhoods(UTU/BLET) and we should not forget one our own has fallen! Their working conditions may not be that different than ours!   Name: WARNING E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years Posted: 18 August 2014 ALL CREWS GREAT LAKES PRINT OUT YOUR TIME TICKETS BEFORE YOU BEGIN ANY JOB YOU ARE ASSIGNED. SOME OF THE GREAT LAKES CHIEFS ARE PLAYING GAMES AND DELIBERATELY VIOLATING THE ETHICS POLICY AND THE UNION AGREEMENTS(NOTHING NEW) POOLS CREWS ARE BEING ASKED TO RECREW TRAINS OUTSIDE THE TERMINALS AND OFFERED RECREW TICKETS FOR THAT PARTICULAR TRAIN. THESE JOBS ARE NOT J JOBS THAT ARE CONSIDERED DOG CATCHING JOBS. WHEN THE TRAINMASTER ASK YOU IF YOU WANT TO DRAG A TRAIN IN AND YOU WILL BE GIVEN A TICKET AS A RECREW FOR THAT JOB, MAKE SURE THE TICKET IS NOT GIVEN A "J" JOB SYMBOL. YOU SHOULD SEE THE JOB SYMBOL SUCH AS...Q12314R IF YOU ARE GIVEN THIS TICKET, AGAIN MAKE SURE YOU HAVE COPY. SOME OF THE CHIEFS HAVE BEEN CHANGING THE TICKETS TO J JOBS SYMBOLS AFTER THE CREWS ARE ALREADY ON THE TRAIN AND PERFORMING SERVICE. WHEN YOU BRING THE TRAIN IN THEY WILL TELL YOU THAT YOU HAVE MORE WORK TO DO THAN YOU WERE TOLD AND YOU HAVE NO CHOICE BUT TO DO THE WORK BECAUSE YOU ARE A J JOB-DOG CATCHER. WHEN THIS HAPPENS YOU WILL HAVE COPY OF ORIGINAL TICKET AND COPY OF THEIR ILLEGAL CHANGE. FILE CHARGES WITH THE ETHIC COMMITTEE AND GIVE BOTH COPIES TO YOUR LC. ALSO FORWARD COPIES TO THE FRA HOURS OF SERVICE DIRECTOR. AFTER LONG TRIPS AND YOU ARE TIRED AND HAVE BEEN TOLD THAT YOU WILL ONLY HAVE TO PERFORM SERVICE FOR ONE MORE TRAIN THE FRA NEEDS TO KNOW THAT YOU HAVE BEEN LIED TO AND FORCED TO DO MORE THAN YOU WERE TOLD BY MANAGEMENT. THERE HAVE BEEN REPORTS THAT SOME MANAGERS HAVE BEEN MAKING COMMENTS THAT IF YOU ARE A J JOB THEY CAN DO WHAT THEY PLEASE WITH YOU AND YOU NOW BELONG TO THEM. IF YOU HEAR THESE COMMENTS MADE YOU NEED TO FILE ETHIC CHARGES AGAINST THESE MANAGERS. DO NOT BE AFRAID TO DO SO! IF THERE ARE MORE WITNESSES MAKE SURE YOU LET THE ETHICS COMMITTEE KNOW WHO ELSE WAS PRESENT. ABUSE OF CREWS IS A SERIOUS VIOLATION OF THE ETHICS RULES SET FORTH BY MICHAEL WARD. DO NOT LET THIS GO UNREPORTED!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: M of W, for 30+ years Posted: 17 August 2014 Christopher Aadnesen has no management skills and his biggest claim to fame is shutting down the Mexican Mafia on the railroads. Last I remember we're running a company not a swat team. Please do your job and stop judging people!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 16 August 2014 The B&O GP7's and GP9's had a rope, pulley and handle hanging down on the fireman's side to blow the horn. If you spent a lot of time with the long nose forward the brakeman or conductor would blow for the crossings. Funny, All I've heard for years is to communicate between the conductor and engineer especially when running under an Approach signal. I spent a lot of years keeping engineers awake. Everybody zones out now and then because of our schedule, (or lack of).   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 15 August 2014 Notice 8/14/14 Nice post I have seen an Engineer with a Whistle, Brake, Radio, and a dumbass on the left, all at the same time. The problem stems from where in the cab the stuff is. In my day it was all on the Engineers side. That is a UNION problem, that has been adressed in most cases. The left side was so far from the Radio, the cord would no reach. No speedo on the left, no Radio on the left ,no whistle, no nothing. The C&EI was the only RR that I ever saw that put the whistle for all the crew. Simple but not cost effective I guess. It worked so well, Fireman blows or the Brakeman blows or the Engineer blows. Every crossing got it right every time.   Name: notice E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years Posted: 15 August 2014 SP Engineer Csx is calling it sterile cab. It is the same exact rule the UP RR has been using for years. They call their rule cab red zone. However the UP rule is twice as safe and makes twice as much sense. They don't allow the engineer to be on the radio and do not allow him to call signals or talk to the employee in charge of work authorities. They expect the engineer to be fully focused on running the train and paying full attention to his job. Another reason for having a 2 man crew. Im sure your yellow tag rule is the same concept that the UP has been using for years.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years Posted: 14 August 2014 To the post below' you are very lucky that you had someone on your side. The majority of men will and do not rat on each other. The reason is because they do not want to draw attention to what they are doing, they want it to be hush hush,it is like a code of honor. Like another post below has mention, it is like a kid in a candy store if someone is going to dangle candy in front of them they will eat it. How gross with all the diseases going around. I agree you want to play than when you get caught you have to pay, and pay dearly for some.   Name: SP-Eng. E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 1-10 years Posted: 14 August 2014 Have any or all of you in the CSX Operating Dept. received the new “Yellow Gag Order?” Something to do with, after going by a yellow signal, there is to be no conversation in the cab. Maybe some here can elaborte more on it.   Name: Backstabbers E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 10-20 years Posted: 13 August 2014 To the comment below about " men not ratting eachother out". You couldnt be more wrong. A co worker informed me about my boyfriends nasty bitchess he was embarrassed to admit he fucked. Funny thing is not only was he fucking her...but there are at least seven othes i can say with absolute certainly fucked it.. And her friend is no better....not only is she fucking around..but her husband works for the railroad too. Its a nasty circle of slobs passing seconds around . As a matter of fact there is an employee fucking these women now.... Hes got wife and kids and ect. Risking everything for an alcoholic tramp or the fat and ugly piece of ass that one everyone you work with has had one time or another..... Not smart. You all rat eachother out like a bunch of children. I know at least 3 divorces that have happened over this kind of stuff.... You deserve what is eventually going to happen when wife finds out..... Believe me eventually it comes out....bunch of back stabbers who cant wait to tell on one another.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 10-20 years Posted: 12 August 2014 I thought avon yard had no problems, since Dave Harris is running the ship. L.O.L..   Name: watch group E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for N/A Posted: 11 August 2014 FRA FATIGUE/LOCAL CHAIRMAN(UTU& BLET) Avon yard is at it again. Had a train scheduled to run at 2:45 am. The scheduled time changed so many times it was hard to keep count. It now is scheduled to run late this afternoon. The poor sap who is sitting first out on the board to protect this train is probably sitting in their home once again locked in because they have no idea when this train is really going to run. Who is to say that they wont change their minds and run it early. OK LC! What are the unions doing about this? Both union members are affected by this kind of unprofessional business tactic. Seems maybe the company is deliberately trying to make sure they have employees glued to their phones. How could they not know where these trains are and when they are out on the rails and running? No way in hell they cant keep tract of them! They shouldn't be posted until they are up and running! You better get something done about this!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years Posted: 11 August 2014 Hey Fed Up. I'm sure there are a lot more people at CSX that step out on their spouse besides lbt. Those people are not mentioned on here because they do it on their own time and none of us know nor care. The problem with LBT is that she makes sure EVERYONE around her at work knows exactly what she is doing and with who. She thrives on the sick negative attention. She wastes more company time on her personal indiscretions than anyone I've ever seen. She is highly disruptive to the workplace. And for those who see through her and choose not to engage her --- watch out. She tears you down behind your back like no tomorrow. Again wasting company time. THAT, FED UP, is why she is all over this site.   Name: mad shitter E-mail: Todd novak .com Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 09 August 2014 Collinwood ass hole Todd Novak shit all over the toilet again .8/6/14   Name: LC E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years Posted: 09 August 2014 ALL CREW CALLERS!!! ARICLE 36 OF ENGINEERS AGREEMENT: WHEN THE DESIGNATED EXTRA BOARD IS EXHAUSTED, ENGINEER VACANCIES IN FREIGHT AND YARD SERVICE WILL BE PROTECTED IN THE FOLLOWING SEQUENCE 1: OTHER EXTRA BOARDS AT THE SAME SUPPLY POINT PROVIDED THAT THEY ARE WITHIN THE SAME ZONE OR SUBZONE UNLESS THE APPLICABLE ZONE AGREEMENT PROVIDES OTHERWISE. 2: THE ADDITIONAL SERVICE LIST (ASL) MAINTAINED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THIS AGREEMENT. 3: AVAILABLE DEMOTED ENGINEERS (SENIOR TO JUNIOR AT THE SUPPLY POINT), 4: RESTED AND QUALIFIED ENGINEERS WORKING AT THE SUPPLY POINT WHO ARE NOT ON THEIR REST DAYS WILL BE CALLED IN INVERSE SENIORITY ORDER AND THE FIRST ENGINEER CONTACTED MUST ACCEPT THE CALL. 5: REPEAT STEPS (1) THROUGH (4) AT THE NEAREST EXTRA BOARD OR SUPPLY POINT, VIA THE HIGHWAY MILES IN THE SAME ZONE. WHERE IN HERE DOES IT SAY THAT YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO BLOW IN A RECREW JOB FOR A LOCAL YOU CANT FILL TO A ROAD POOLS LINE UP OF TRAINS? WE DONT SEE THAT IN OUR AGREEMENT ANYWHERE. THE AGREEMENT DOES SAY THAT THE COMPANY WILL KEEP ENOUGH PEOPLE HIRED TO KEEP THE EXTRA BOARDS SUPPLIED WITH ENOUGH EMPLOYEES TO COVER THESE SITUATIONS. THIS IS NOT BEING DONE. THAT IS THE REASON WHEN YOU DID THAT TODAY YOU MADE IT DISAPPEAR FROM THE POOLS TRAIN LINE UP ON THE COMPUTER IN LESS THAN 5 MINUTES. YOU REALIZED THE ROAD CREW YOU WERE CALLING WASNT GOING TO CALL YOU BACK. THE CREW USED THE IVR TO CHECK THEIR SCHEDULED TRAIN LINE UP 15 MINUTES EARLIER AND IT WASNT LISTED! THAT TOO IS COVERED UNDER ARTICLE 36(QUESTION AND ANSWER #6) THERE WAS NO JUSTIFICATION IN MISCALLING THE CREW SO YOU HAD NO OTHER CHOICE. WE DO HAVE TO SAY THOUGH, THAT WOULD HAVE BEEN A BRILLIANT MOVE IF THE CREW HAD BEEN LOGGED ON TO THE MAINFRAME AND WAS CHECKING THEIR TRAIN LINE UP. TRYING TO TRICK THE CREW INTO CALLING YOU BACK BY INSERTING THE JOB INTO THEIR TRAIN LINE UP WHILE YOU WERE CALLING THEM WAS UNPROFESSIONAL AND UNETHICAL. CALLING THE JOB 3 TIMES BEFORE HAND AND LEAVING MESSAGES THAT YOUR RUNNING THE ROSTER FOR A LOCAL RECREW AND CALL IF YOU CAN WORK WASNT SO BRIGHT. FUNNY HOW KARMA WORKS. DID YOU REALLY THINK WHEN YOU CALLED AND LEFT YOUR USUAL BOGUS MESSAGE THAT "THIS IS YOUR CALL FOR WORK" THAT IT WAS REALLY GOING TO FLY? THE CREW HAD JUST CHECKED THEIR LINE UP ON THE IVR! WE ARE NOT REQUIRED TO SIT UP ALL DAY AND NIGHT WATCHING OUR COMPUTERS AT HOME. ALL INFO IS SUPPOSED TO BE AVAILABLE ON THE IVR. THAT SO CALLED SCHEDULED TRAIN YOU TRIED TO SNEAK IN THERE WAS NOT LISTED ON THAT POOLS TRAIN LINE UP. THE CREW KNEW WHAT YOU WERE UP TO. WE ALL KNOW YOU HAVE CREW MANAGERS BREATHING DOWN YOUR NECKS TO FILL THE JOBS AT ALL COST, BUT DO YOU REALLY NEED YOUR JOB THAT BAD? BAD ENOUGH THAT YOUR WILLING TO MANIPULATE AND SCHEME FOR THEM JUST TO FILL A VACANCY? IF SO, THEN IM SORRY THAT YOUR STUCK IN THIS POSITION AND I HOPE YOU CAN FIND SOMETHING BETTER SOON.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 08 August 2014 What's the matter, are you upset because we keep bringing up your girlfriend or ex-girlfriends reputation?. Get it straight,just because we talk about another issue doesn't mean that we don't give 2 shits about our job. I doubt very much that you know anything about the new contracts coming up, unless you are high in management.   Name: Fed-up E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 08 August 2014 You bunch of cry babies. This site is called. "CSX SUCKS" please leave your personal problem with LBT and Pines at home. You are the reson that this company screws everyone over. For the last 10 plus years this railroad has hired a bunch of cry babies. This is the year of contracts for both the UTU/BLET. You need to worry about that. I know what's to come with the contracts .. You will have a reason to cry after the first of the year when the new contracts are enforced .....LOL. .... IDIOTS !!!!!!!!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for 1-10 years Posted: 07 August 2014 LBT does have a sick need for male attention. I have to say she is an expert at being manipulative.She sizes up a man right away and gets to know his vulnerabilities than she will sweep in with which ever tactic she need to use.She needs to fill powerful because of her lack of her own self-esteem. I agree she is an embarrassment to all women,and she is not liked very well. The only kind of men that fall for her ,is the men that lack in self-esteem also. A good man would never except her advances. She always has a motive for what ever she does. I bet her ex-lovers feel like a stupid fool. kudos to her husband is in stupid or just another victim (which would really be hard to believe).   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years Posted: 07 August 2014 LBT gets so much attention because she seeks it out and demands it. She does anything she can to feed her sick need for Male attention. But speaking as a woman with 26 years experience I can say she is an embarrassment for all women at csx. She gives us all a bad name. I believe most men agree. All men I know here are not at all impressed with her blatant and demented sexual behavior. It is a small percentage of men who fall for her overtly desperate advances. It's so easy for people see right through her completely phony personality. Everyone I know who's ever worked with her think she is a joke. Let her be. Karma has a way with catching up in the end.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 1-10 years Posted: 06 August 2014 To the post below, you are exactly right men do not talk or rat on each other. Men will not rat on another because if that was to happen the situation would just get bad. Men keep their mouth shut and do not want to stir the pot in any way. I also agree that men threaten other men to keep their mouth shut. These cheating men and women love to play games,but dont have the balls to be honest with their spouses. If you want to fu-- other people come clean. The problem with affairs they never last, look at the statistics very high. Most of the spouses are oblivious to what is going on in their relationship. Hell these women and men go to fuctions that is not mandatory,they go to party and find others to have a one night stand. Connor getting a divorce not sure what it has to do with,I hope there was no cheating involved. It is always a little sad to see a couple split when they have been together so long.   Name: loyal E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 04 August 2014 Mature Wishful thinking but hang it up. Its a code of honor. Just like with cops. Never rat on another cop in uniform. The men aint doing it. As for cheaters, it goes as high as the division managers and up. Try looking at the gldv. Look whos getting divorced now and why. Showing up with blondes half your age at company functions is a pretty good sign as to why its happening. What you women call the double standard is still running rampant and always will. The women will just have to deal with it!   Name: mature E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years Posted: 03 August 2014 Other First, I did not say that women are afraid to work with men. Read my post again. I said women do not want to work with men who think their purpose for picking the position is to use a man at work or be treated like they don't belong there because of the old boy network that is still alive and kicking in the railroad business. Second, you are dead wrong on the ratio of women to men in this field. Do your research. As for LBT you obviously didn't understand one point of my post. Her name has been brought up on this site for so long and so many times no one could even keep count of it anymore. Its been a waste of time. She still works and still does as she pleases and all it does is continue to bring attention to yet another woman but I see no one coming on here and fronting out any of their buddies they share hotels with and know what the hell they do every time they are out of town. I haven't seen one post about the skirt chasing supervisors on here for a long time either. Every time a post was put on here exposing the men and their strip club trips while supposedly being on duty, people were threatened and told to mind their own business. I even recall a threat made of retaliation. I know more than you could possibly even image about females in the rr workplace and the pressure they go through working in a job that has the reputation of being a job filled with filth, alcohol, drunks, and slobs. A women in the field has it harder because most men cant understand why a women would want the job unless they have a promiscuous agenda or they are looking for a law suit. FACT NOT FICTION. I have heard it and seen the treatment in action. Now put your thinking cap on and maybe you might be able to figure out why constantly bringing this women to the website and stirring up her crap isn't helping the legitimate women in the workplace! So, where are the 20 women going too?   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 1-10 years Posted: 02 August 2014 In a answer to your post.First of all I said at no time that it is only women that cheat. You mention in your post that men are cheating on their wives when they get away from their ternimals. I only wish their wives would do some investagating and when they are caught take them to the cleaners. These men when they get to their meetings, and away from their wives they are on the prowl,and forget they are even married or don't care. You also stated that csx doesn't expect the women to be out in the elements, if that were true there would not be any female conductors,engineers,ect so you are wrong. The ratio to men can increase and are increasing everyday with the female force. The comment about women doesn't want to work with men is ridiclous, it happens in every profession,women are not afaid to work with men Another thing maybe you are one of those men that was close to LBT, and that is why you got upset when her name was mentioned.   Name: mature E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for N/A Posted: 02 August 2014 Friend, family less than year. First, what department are these so called women supposed to be hired in? Second, why do you even have to think there might be one who has no morals or values like LBT? If it was 20 men would you be making a comment about the possibility there might be more men coming who cheat on their wives and maybe keep a mistress at the other end? I DONT THINK SO! Your comments are made to stir the pot on this site and continue the gender discrimination in csx. Wouldn't happen to be part of the old boys network would you? Connors getting a divorce? Fact or fiction? More pot stirring? If he really is then it just goes to show that being a so called god fearing Southern Baptist didn't help protect him from the wrath of the company man! But then some of the choices he has made hasn't exactly been those of a good Baptist soldier! Wolf in sheeps clothing maybe? Do a little serious research. Take a good look at the ratio of women to men out in the field. There is about 1 women to every 100 men who work in the field. A lot has to do with the job and the elements. It takes a certain type of person to work in 110 degree heat and 40 below wind chills in sleeting rain and frozen ice. The job doesn't allow for a woman with a family to be out there unless her husband wants to be the stay at home mom! The company doesn't expect women to be in this line of work. They revealed that fact with the design of their terminal buildings. If they expected more women in the future they wouldn't have designed the building with the womens facilities only have 1 shower and 2 toilets. They would have more than 25 lockers. The mens rooms are designed with hundreds! Rumor has it that csx is looking into the reasons women don't apply for the job and are brainstorming ways to attract them. GOOD LUCK WITH THAT! No woman wants to work where she knows there will be hundreds of men to deal with that either think you are there for a discrimination lawsuit, looking for a man with money or are just going to be trouble under their feet and should be home in the kitchen anyway! Time to get off the LBT crap! One woman with a mental problem isn't near as bad as the amount of men sleeping around on their wives at their away terminals. IT GOES ON EVERY SINGLE DAY! Come back on here when you can be fair with your suggestions and post a few names of wife cheaters too. Lets make the gender bashing fair here! No one approves of her behavior except the men who are sleeping with her. But she is just one woman and there are hundreds or men who work for csx that are out there doing the same thing every day. Yeap...real attractive job to the female gender!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 01 August 2014 I hear that the great lake is having 4 women coming soon. I agree with the post below ,are they gong to be another LBT.   Name: gotyournumber E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 01 August 2014 CMC HEY CMC BROAD.....THE ONE WHO CALLS THE CREWS AND GIVES THEM 2 TOTALLY DIFFERENT STORIES ABOUT THE JOB THEY ARE BEING CALLED FOR. YEAH..YOU....THE ONE WHO THINKS SHES CUTE AND SCREWING WITH US....YOU KNOW WHO YOU ARE. YOU JUST KEEP PLAYING YOUR STUPID GAMES AND SEE HOW IT FEELS WHEN YOU ARE CHARGED WITH CONDUCT UNBECOMING AND DELAYING TRAINS. YOU CREATE UNECCASSARY DELAYS WHEN WE HAVE TO CALL THE DISPATCHER OR CHIEF BACK TO GET THE PROPER DETAILS ON WHAT OUR JOB REALLY IS. YOU ARE CAUSING INTERRUPTIONS IN THE DISPATCHING CENTER AS WELL. YOU KNOW WHAT YOU ARE DOING. ONLY A RETARD WOULDNT BE ABLE TO FIGURE OUT THAT THERE IS NO WAY IN HELL A JOB CAN BE DONE IN 2 DIFFERENT PLACED OR WITH 2 TOTALLY DIFFERENT PROCEDURES. ARE YOU TOO STUPID TO FIGURE THIS OUT. I DONT THINK SO. YOU THINK YOUR CUTE. OH.....NEXT TIME YOU CALL A POOL CREW MEMBER AT THEIR HOUSE AND LEAVE A BULLSHIT BOGUS MESSAGES LIKE...."CSX CALLING, ITS YOUR CALL FOR WORK FOR YOUR TRAIN" WHEN YOU ARE REALLY RUNNING A ROSTER AND YOUR JUST TRYING TO TRICK SOMEONE INTO CALLING BACK TO TRAP THEM INTO TAKING A CRAPPY PUD JOB, YOUR GOING TO GET CHARGED WITH ETHICS VIOLATIONS FOR THAT TOO! I SUPPOSE YOU DONT KNOW THATS LYING RIGHT? I CALL IT PURE DECEPTION! IM JUST WAITING FOR YOU TO CALL ME BACK IN 2 MINUTES(LIKE YOU BEEN DOING TO OTHER PEOPLE) AND THREATEN TO MISS CALL ME IF I DONT CALL BACK RIGHT AWAY. GOT NEWS FOR YOU...WE GOT 10 MINUTES TO CALL BACK AND YOU BETTER BE THERE WAITING WITH BELLS ON YOUR TOES TO ANSWER. IF YOU DONT THEN THERE WILL BE ANOTHER CHARGE CALLED IN ON YOU. HEY...OTHER CREWCALLERS...YOU KNOW WHO SHE IS AND WHAT SHES DOING. SHE IS GOING TO BRING THE HEAT DOWN ON ALL OF YOU. GOING TO BE ALOT OF ATTENTION BROUGHT TO YOUR DEPARTMENT... YOU BETTER REIGN HER IN! THANKYOU TO THE CREWCALLERS WHO ARE HONEST AND DECENT AND TELL US YOUR RUNNING A ROSTER LOOKING FOR A VOLUNTEER AND DONT LEAVE THREATS. WE KNOW YOUR VOICES. WE KNOW WHO CALLS US OUT WITH PROPER INFO AND ISNT TOO LAZY TO GET FACTS BEFORE CALLING THE CREWS. WE APPLAUD YOU AND WILL RETURN YOUR CALLS BEFORE ANYONE ELSES! KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK!   Name: Qs9 E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 31 July 2014 I think we need a utu sucks website now   Name: SP-Eng. E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 31 July 2014 <<>>>> Going back to the mid 1960’s, some here my remember, the State of Calfiornia even had a propsition on the ballot where the public voted on keeping the Fireman’s job. Naturally, they voted to thrown him under the train.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year Posted: 30 July 2014 I hear that csx is going to hire 20 more women,maybe there will be more LBT'S.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for 1-10 years Posted: 30 July 2014 I was shocked when i heard that connor is getting a divorce. I guess it happens to the best of us.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 29 July 2014 The previous comment and RRJ on another section have to understand that losing the fireman, flagman, head brakeman, yard engineer, and road conductor was going to happen,we strike, cooling off period, presidential emergency board and they were (will be ) gone. No one sold out, UTU didn't vote on the brakeman, the BLE didn't voet on the fireman, it was mandated.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 28 July 2014 Sorry SP-Engineer. 1985 was not the beginning it goes way back, to the diesel. RR had Firemen on them from the 30's until the late 70's. That is a lot of riders, sitting and learning the road from an expert. Some it was a few years, and some many years. The BLE was the first worthless union to say heck yes we do not need a Fireman, and they were correct. And they got a few bucks, and started to let the brakeman run at times. I will never forget a breakfast meeting between and Engineer and the BLE local chairman. It was classic (we insist that you stop letting the Brakeman RUN he is on the radio, and everyone know's). If you look thru this you can see why this was happening. The young Brakeman was learning from every Engineer. A good old head Brakeman could retrain an older slow engineer. Most refused, but a few continued to get much better with a little HELP. I know one night this comment was made (let me run or I am going to sleep).Long Pause,,, well shit who cares. ____________________________________________________________________ Name: SP-Engineer E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year Posted: 28 July 2014 This all started in 1985 when James Harden, UTU, went out and settled a contract in front, before, the BLE did. The BLE always settled first, and always got a better deal, for everyone. In 1985, Harden gave away the farm. It’s been almost 30 years, and the rail unions have never recovered from the 1985 agreement.... the UTU agreed to. If you want to belong to a bus driver’s union, then stay with the UTU. In many ways, the BLE is not much better, but it is better. I have found, with the BLE, your representation really depends on good your local chairman is. In the Los Angeles Division, we had the best in Bill (DW) Hannah.   Name: SP-Engineer E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year Posted: 28 July 2014 This all started in 1985 when James Harden, UTU, went out and settled a contract in front, before, the BLE did. The BLE always settled first, and always got a better deal, for everyone. In 1985, Harden gave away the farm. It’s been almost 30 years, and the rail unions have never recovered from the 1985 agreement.... the UTU agreed to. If you want to belong to a bus driver’s union, then stay with the UTU. In many ways, the BLE is not much better, but it is better. I have found, with the BLE, your representation really depends on good your local chairman is. In the Los Angeles Division, we had the best in Bill (DW) Hannah.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 26 July 2014 This guy "Randall Knutson" is selling the membership right up the river! His words expressed sound like words right out of the carriers mouths. Again, the UTU tries to sell it out and claim it was a good deal in the end. Have you noticed that since letting them bring in remote control, most remote jobs have since gone from 2 man to 1 man jobs? Good deal ??? Say what you want about the BLET. If this gets passed, sure the BLET won't have much of a fight, but which union is willing to just hand it all over? If I were a conductor and concerned about my job, my monthly dues would never see the hands of the UTU. http://www.galesburg.com/article/20140723/NEWS/140729876/?Start=1   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 22 July 2014 If you think the UTU sold out everyone on the BNSF why don't you do a little checking and read he BLE / BNSF on property agreement 2007 article 2. It appears to me that the BLE was very quick to throw their hand up and say screw the conductor we will take the train by ourselves and best I can remember there wasn't one word of that posted on here or any other railroad forum.   Name: Retired Trainmaster E-mail: Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 30+ years Posted: 22 July 2014 The Division Manager has final say on any dicipline. He can be stricter of more leinent than other divisions. The only company wide coordination of dicipline I can remember was during the Conrail takeover we were vert lienent on dicipline and let the unions know it. Even with that it was still a F(*K up.   Name: SP-Engineer E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year Posted: 22 July 2014 As a former Operating Dept. (Southern Pacific/Union Pacific) employee for 30 years, I was told many times, the lower level (Trainmasters/ Road-foreman) attitude toward the operating personal was a direct reflection of the Division Superintendent’s policy. I have always thought that must be the case, because, the discipline and harassment would very from division to division, even terminal to terminal. I would be interested in Cash Cow’s opinion and also Ms. JoAnn’s. Does it actually go higher, says the VP of Operations? Or, do you agree, it starts at the division level. Now I know, personal injuries are the kiss of death to officers on the railroad, even division level. ALL railroads are strict, and they must be. We always said, Southern Pacific was like Mother Teresa compared to the Union Pacific. But, it would seem that Union Pacific doesn’t even hold a candle to the CSXT. From what I surmise about 90% for the operating employees cant stand the CSXT. Someone working on a PhD in business management should do a theses on railroad management styles. Maybe it has been done.   Name: LadyJo E-mail: joannbrooks2014 Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years Posted: 21 July 2014 Fellow CSX Family, I worked for CSX over 30 years and my last position was in the Jacksonville Human Resources Department. My union position was to help the SPG and Maintenance of Way employees with personnel records and anything necessary to make their positions in the field easier. Right now I am in a fierce battle in the United States Supreme Court and Florida Court of Appeals against CSX. I am asking for your financial support to help me to represent, not only myself, but many on this site. So much injustice has been swept under the rug and payoffs taken until it needs to be exposed and REAL change MUST happen! Please visit my Link: www.gofundme.com/joannbrooks2014 PLEASE SUPPORT ME AND PASS THIS INFORMATATION ALONG. Thank you . . . GOD BLESS . . .   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 19 July 2014 The UTU/SMART union sells out the membership once again! http://www.star-telegram.com/2014/07/17/5978214/bnsf-union-reach-agreement-on.html   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 18 July 2014 Train Riders will not have to get off and watch trains go by in the near future. Conductors can ride around in a truck and watch from there. No more free train rides One Man One Train Coming to a BNSF near you then CSX PTC just going to take your job.   Name: HardYellow E-mail: HotZTrain@cox.net Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 1-10 years Posted: 17 July 2014 What percent of NLRB cases does the CSX lose? I remember, some years back UPRR was losing so many board decisions that the NLRB told the UP; basically, if you need to fire this many of your employees, over rule violation, then maybe you need to start a new training program. Seems as though the CSX has taken their place now. The UP has gone to a level system 1-5 or one throught five. Once you add up to a five, you get time off. Run through a yard switch and it’s a 3, run a red A signal it’s a 5. etc. Unlike the CSX, automaticly three strikes and you’re fired for good. That’s what I’ve been told. Correct?   Name: legal E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 16 July 2014 SHANE DO NOT.....I REPEAT DO NOT GIVE OUT ANY MORE DETAILS OF YOUR SITUATION. IF WHAT YOU POSTED WAS ALL TRUE THEN THATS ALL THAT IS NEEDED. YOU OWE NO ONE ANY EXPLANATION. OTHER IS MOST LIKELY A MOLE FROM CSX WHO IS TRYING TO GET MORE INFORMATION OUT OF YOU SO THEY CAN FIGURE OUT WHO YOU ARE AND CUT YOU OFF AT THE PASS. GET YOUR LEGAL ADVICE AS SOON AS POSSIBLE AND GET THE BALL ROLLING. YOU ALREADY REVEALED TO MUCH INFO ON THIS SITE. IT SHOULDNT TAKE THEM LONG TO FIGURE OUT WHO YOU ARE.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 16 July 2014 Does anyone know the new road foreman in Fitzgerald ga...last name is swine heart...   Name: Accountant E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 16 July 2014 NOTE TO WEBMASTER: __________________ As of yet, there hasn't been anything credited from CASH COW and there hasn't been any monetary activity showing on his server. CASH COW: We are still waiting.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 15 July 2014 Shane Robertson, just a question. WHY DID YOU RESIGN? you say that you QUIT on 2/7/13. I think there is more to your STORY! _____________________________________________________________ Name: Shane Robertson E-mail: Shanerobertson01@gmail.com Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 07 July 2014 I worked for CSX for 18 months. I quit on Feb 7 2013. I received my letter in March 2014 that says I have forfeited my seniority and any future rights as a CSX employee. I was employed in the Nashville Division. I have since been trying to get on with CN Railroad out of Memphis. I finally got the job offer from CN. I took the physical, did the background check and had a date for conductor school. The last thing they did was contact CSX. CSX told them that I was suspended for CSX and I had a case in arbitration trying to get my job back. CN talked with CSX 3 times and got the same answer from them. CN retracted their job offer because of "honesty issues" they said it looks like I lied and had not quit CSX. I have since contacted my old union rep and he looked at my history, he said it shows me no longer working there and there is no mention of arbitration. The way I see it is CSX just cost me a 100k a year job and there is nothing I can do about it. Is there anyone out there that has any advise for me? Do I need to talk to a lawyer? Thanks for any help. Shane Robertson Shanerobertson01@gmail.com   Name: Cash Cow E-mail: Moo Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years Posted: 11 July 2014 To: DONATION REQUEST Expect a big paypal check in your account for all the great info on here we mine daily. We never miss a day, just never know what might show up on here Does not have to be true we only react on it if we want to use it for our advantage. BTW we know who you are keep the wheels turning safely   Name: donate E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 10 July 2014 POSTERS Time to show a little appreciation to the man behind the curtain. The man who allows you to have a place to come and vent about the company that sooooo often breaks our agreements and their own rules. Go to his wish list at amazon or hit the pay pal...... Have done my part every year.... cant do it all!   Name: Shane Robertson E-mail: Shanerobertson01@gmail.com Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 07 July 2014 I worked for CSX for 18 months. I quit on Feb 7 2013. I received my letter in March 2014 that says I have forfeited my seniority and any future rights as a CSX employee. I was employed in the Nashville Division. I have since been trying to get on with CN Railroad out of Memphis. I finally got the job offer from CN. I took the physical, did the background check and had a date for conductor school. The last thing they did was contact CSX. CSX told them that I was suspended for CSX and I had a case in arbitration trying to get my job back. CN talked with CSX 3 times and got the same answer from them. CN retracted their job offer because of "honesty issues" they said it looks like I lied and had not quit CSX. I have since contacted my old union rep and he looked at my history, he said it shows me no longer working there and there is no mention of arbitration. The way I see it is CSX just cost me a 100k a year job and there is nothing I can do about it. Is there anyone out there that has any advise for me? Do I need to talk to a lawyer? Thanks for any help. Shane Robertson Shanerobertson01@gmail.com   Name: Retired FRA Inspector E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years Posted: 06 July 2014 Oh, and by the way Goober, thanks for helping to pay my salary for all of those years. We also spent a lot of your money on the lavish FRA conferences we had. Nothing but the priciest hotels and finest of accommodations. And talk about expensive first class airfares to get to those conferences.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year Posted: 06 July 2014 I hear that Goober was a total failure at railroading. So he has room to talk about others?   Name: Goober E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 06 July 2014 Name: Retired FRA Inspector E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years Posted: 06 July 2014 Bed Rest: I retired a little over two years ago and at that time it seemed to me that FRA was really in bed with CSX. They didn't even fill my job when I retired. Now, instead of having four MP&E inspectors in Ohio they have only three.-------------------- The reason they did not fill your JOB was because, they did not need YOU. The FRA was really nice to you, paid you, supported you, when they had no need for your service. That is what Liberals and the Government do. Now you want to dump on your employer. Wow what a MAN.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 06 July 2014 @ *Offended: Homophobia. You can't catch it off a toilet seat, little man! Grow up.   Name: Retired FRA Inspector E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years Posted: 06 July 2014 Bed Rest: I retired a little over two years ago and at that time it seemed to me that FRA was really in bed with CSX. They didn't even fill my job when I retired. Now, instead of having four MP&E inspectors in Ohio they have only three.   Name: me E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years Posted: 06 July 2014 WEBMASTER...... HAVE YOU BEEN DELETING SOME POST OR HAVE WE BEEN INFILTRATED?????   Name: bed rest E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 06 July 2014 Conductor 193 You got that right! Sit in the hotel for 24hrs and 1 minute to restart your starts when you are on your fifth start. If your lucky you get a DH home but most of the time its sitting in your room. Man power shortages caused by employees quitting. Lose 2-3 out of every new group that comes on the property. So bad they cant find people to run trains and when they do they will do anything to get the trains out of the yard. Even been ordering fra defective equipment out of the initial terminals. Just telling them to run 30! Don't understand why the fra isn't getting involved in this crap. Frankly don't care if dispatch has to put up with my 30mph train, but am pissed that the fra isn't stepping in and fining them for making it leave from initial terminal with repair shops! Not an enroute failure!   Name: Conductor163 E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 04 July 2014 No accountability for the chiefs or the dumbass dispatchers who can't run trains around a Christmas tree. Balt division clh dispatcher is a clown. When he is working I know that I am guaranteed at least 8 hrs on duty compared to 3. The chiefs are putting everyone to bed to reset starts total bs   Name: offended E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 30 June 2014 ATTENTION CSX LAWYERS!!!! WE HEARD YOU READ THIS WEBSITE EVERYDAY. WELL IF YOU DO THEN LISTEN UP. WE DO NOT AND I REPEAT DO NOT WANT TO BE SITING IN OUR CREW ROOM AND SEE THE COMPANIES OPINION ABOUT THE GAY PRIDE LESBIAN MARCHES AND HOW THE COMPANY SUPPORTS THEIR MOVEMENTS. IT IS BEING DISPLAYED ON THE CREW ROOM MONITORS AND SEVERAL OF US FIND IT OFFENSIVE AND VULGAR! YOU WOULD THINK A COMPANY AS BIG AS CSX WOULD KNOW AN ETHICS VIOLATION WHEN THEY SAW ONE! THERE ARE 3 THINGS THAT A COMPANY IS NOT SUPPOSED TO PUSH UPON THEIR EMPLOYEES AND THEY ARE POLITICS,RELIGION AND SEX. PROMOTING HOMOSEXUALITY IN THE WORKPLACE CROSSES THE LINE. WE SUGGEST YOU REMOVE YOUR LESBIAN GAY PRIDE PROGANDA FROM THE CREW ROOM MONITORS AS SOON AS POSSIBLE BEFORE FURTHER ACTION IS TAKEN.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 27 June 2014 IF YOUR REST IS INTERRUPTED? WHY DON'T YOU TELL CALLER TO RESTART YOUR REST ? ALL CALLS ARE RECORDED? ALSO YOU CAN RECORD THE CALLS ! ARE YOU DOING THE COMPANY ANY FAVORS? DO YOU KNOW YOU CAN CHALLENGE UNSAFE ACTS? IF YOU CAN YOU NEED TOO? ANNOUNCE OVER THE RADIO ABOUT UNSAFE CHALLENGE ! ROAD FOREMAN TRIED TELLING ME TO GET OUT OF CAB TO WATCH TRAIN GO BY I CHALLENGED SO HE TRIED TELLING ME TO GO TO CROSSING TO WATCH TRAIN BY ! I CHALLENGED ! 30 FT RULE THEN, CROSSINGS ARE UNSAFE AREA ? WHAT IF TRAIN HITS AN AUTO? ALSO WE WERE PARKED WAY BACK FROM CROSSING AS I HAD INSTRUCTED ENGINEER TO LAY BACK ! PICK YOUR BATTLES! ARE YOU ORDERING ME TO COMMIT AN UNSAFE ACT? THINK THINK THINK WHEN RIDING IN TAXI'S YOUR IN CHARGE NOT THE DRIVER! KEEP SAFE ! BE SAFE ! TTFN   Name: Sad place E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 27 June 2014 CSX IS NOW CALLED CSX-NS.....   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 25 June 2014 Just a question?--------------Could this jack Vierling have come from a long line of Vierlings? Starting with the L&N and the BRT thru the UTU and such? Ending in Jacksonville as the GC ? Or is it still going on? Name: WTF E-mail: Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 10-20 years Posted: 19 June 2014 Dumbest Company Officers: 1) Jack Vierling 3rd: couldn't run a train around a Christmas Tree Fat Dumb and Stupid what a slob Has a nose that looks like a circus peanut The 3 in his name is his IQ 2) Robert Frulla: same as above only add arrogant and has a ego the size of his fat head and is a legend in his own mind   Name: Laughing E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years Posted: 21 June 2014 The award for the biggest idiots goes to " drum roll please!!!!!! Trainmaster David Benson for being the dumbest Management employee. And his side kick Bud Carson . These two have helped destroy the Huntington Division. Please come and check out these two morons.   Name: WTF E-mail: Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 10-20 years Posted: 19 June 2014 Dumbest Company Officers: 1) Jack Vierling 3rd: couldn't run a train around a Christmas Tree Fat Dumb and Stupid what a slob Has a nose that looks like a circus peanut The 3 in his name is his IQ 2) Robert Frulla: same as above only add arrogant and has a ego the size of his fat head and is a legend in his own mind   Name: Crying E-mail: Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 20-30 years Posted: 19 June 2014 Our N.S management has destroyed this company..   Name: Fact E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 14 June 2014 CSX MANAGEMENT Is a bunch of children. This company is a joke. It was a good place to work years ago. 2004 was the beginning of THE END OF CSX..   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years Posted: 13 June 2014 June, Friday the 13th 2014....and CSX STILL SUCKS!!!!! Some things will NEVER change!   Name: Crazy Railroader E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 12 June 2014 Beat you Not "Up"   Name: Crazy RAILROADER E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 12 June 2014 Attention "APE" I will meet you anytime,any place so you can tell me that to my face. You are nothing but a momma's boy that can't make it in the RAILROAD world. I will beat up to death you little punk. Period !!!!!!!!!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 09 June 2014 LOL. Just another whine fest by over protected, entitled union members who otherwise could not hold a job. Unions in your case are to protect those that do not want to work, rather than those that do. The image of a railroader has moved from a hard working, building America patriot. To a fat, lazy, disrespectful, pos. you better pray management can continue to keep the gov and the FRA at bay, or your ass will be regulated and soon unemployed. You have no skills in the real world. You may want to rethink what you are and should be doing to protect CSX and your job. Otherwise go try to find another job. I bet you can't even get your foot in the door. And Walmart is way stricter than CSX.   Name: Retired FRA Inspector E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years Posted: 04 June 2014 Another instance of OSHA going to bat for railroaders: https://www.osha.gov/pls/oshaweb/owadisp.show_document?p_table=NEWS_RELEASES&p_id=26139   Name: Patriot E-mail: fightcorruption.org Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 29 May 2014 Beware of Corporate Board Member(s) With Dual Representation With The Railroads And The Department of Labor: Beware when filing a complaint with your local Federal Agency. Ask the agency to disclose any possible conflict of interest and or ensuring the confidentiality of your complaint will not be disclosed or tipped-off to the Director(s) who represent the railroad(s)...In essence, you're asking the agency not to tip-off Director(s)...and by doing so, not provide a copy of your complaint to the railroad(s). If you filed a complaint and suspect your complaint was altered, contact the Federal Bureau of Investigation ("FBI"). The Agency has to disclose if "Legal" Consultants for Department of Labor has a "Dual" relationship with your employer. KUDOS to the Retired FRA Inspector for explaining in detail the downward spiral of Federal Corrupt Oversight that started during the Reagan years. Sir, you hit the nail-on-the-head!   Name: Laughing E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 28 May 2014 Great Lakes division.. ..How is Frulla doing with you guys? He just about destroyed the Huntington Division. Then CSX promoted Him..... Well, He didn't get promoted on his merits but because his dad and John Snow were roommates in Collage.. I guess it paid to have pull...   Name: Retired FRA Inspector E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years Posted: 24 May 2014 Tired: First of all, I was a motive power and equipment inspector at FRA and did not deal with hours of service issues. And secondly, I believe that FRA is so deep in the pockets of railroad management that they no longer care about the health and welfare of employees. When I went to work at FRA back in 1978, the railroad labor organizations had a great deal of clout with that agency. But when Reagan took office that started changing. Eight years of Reagan and four years of G.H.W. Bush certainly had its toll on labor's voice in government. Things improved slightly during the Clinton years, but the next Bush undid all of that. When Obama took office and appointed Joseph C. Szabo as FRA Administrator, I expected the pendulum to swing back the other way, but unfortunately it didn't. Szabo was a huge disappointment. Especially since he had previously been a railroad labor union official. I certainly hope that things get better for the folks that work for CSX. But unless the labor unions in our country get strong again, it won't happen. And labor unions will not get strong again unless workers stop voting for the politicians (mostly Republican) that try to destroy unions, and quit buying automobiles and other items that are not union made. And things won't change at CSX until upper management changes. That is what changed NS, and I hear that they have become a much better railroad to work for because of it.   Name: TIRED E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years Posted: 23 May 2014 Retired FRA HELP!!! The crews on the Great Lakes Division are getting pushed to the breaking point and becoming mentally stressed out and possibly stressed to the point of being dangerous. They are so short on man power and trains are backing up and dogging so bad that CMC is violating our agreements to the point of madness. The phones are ringing off the walls all hours of the night for everyone and they are calling people constantly for jobs they are or never ever were qualified on even though they have been told to quit calling them because they are not qualified. One caller ever called a person 5 times in one night for the same territory they were told the past 4 calls earlier that they couldn't take and stop calling them for it but they did it anyway. This constitutes pure harassment and I think the fra hours of service rep should be getting involved in this. Comments were supposedly made by upper CMC that its not their problem and it the crews responsibility to be rested. LITTLE HARD TO DO WHEN THEY CALL YOU ALL STINKING NIGHT AND KEEP WAKING YOU UP! Question.... during one of the many agreement violations that are occurring a cmc manager supposedly stated they could force people up from the bottom spot on the pools to cover all the other spots that were empty because the other people took the phone calls and were working on other jobs(not their assignments) and they could do this because they were declaring it a state of emergency. We had an FRA man tell us in the past that the rr could not declare backed up freight a state of emergency unless leaving the trains would couse serious harm or possible injury to crews or the public. he also said that they had certain commodities that were declared by the US DOT as must move freight. I believe he said it was coal, oil, petroleum fuels, nuclear waste and mail. Is this correct? We are all wondering what really constitutes calling a state of emergency. Its not our fault they cant keep people and now they don't have enough people to run the trains. Our mental health shouldn't be put in jeopardy because of poor planning and a high turn over rate!   Name: Retired FRA Inspector E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years Posted: 21 May 2014 OSHA orders BNSF to reinstate 2 workers, provide back pay (Source: Associated Press, May 20, 2014) HELENA, Mont. — The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has ordered BNSF Railway to reinstate workers in Montana and Wyoming, with back pay, after an agency investigation determined the employees were illegally fired after reporting they suffered a back injury at work. Full story: Miami Herald http://www.ble-t.org/pr/news/headline.asp?id=39543   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year Posted: 20 May 2014 Went to atlanta for training and didnt hook up with LBT?   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year Posted: 16 May 2014 I was in training at the Redi center i was at a 85%, on week 6 on a tuesday, i had taken a quiz on friday and the score had been recorded i had a 80% a guy in my class told me you could retake you quiz for reviewing purposes. The whole time i was there i never heard not one instructor say anything about this, so i did it on friday and after i asked my instructor if we was aloud to do that and he said no, and i asked why would they allow you to get back and attempt to take it again?? Tuesday i am pulled out of class and two higher up managers treat me like a piece of crap!!!! Nothing i said was good enough for either one and was calling me a cheater, and a untrustworthly employee!!! Saying i put the quiz online and wrote answers down for the next class behind me seriously!!! If they was gonna make this big of deal why not make a system so after the quiz its not accessible?? While i am waiting in the room for 15mins if i am gonna be sent home thats what they wanted!!! Said he had to call the director to talk but was in a meeting so i am sent back to class !!! To be later pulled out again infront of all the guys in my class 3 days away from Graduation and had to give all my training books and even my notebook like i am a convict and they had a flight for me already as well at 9pm. i was on the bus around 12:45pm back home with no job!!   Name: Retired FRA Inspector E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years Posted: 13 May 2014 OSHA orders Grand Trunk Western to reinstate conductor, pay more than$244,000 in back wages & damages. At last, there is a Federal agency that will stand up to ruthless railroad management. https://www.osha.gov/pls/oshaweb/owadisp.show_document?p_table=NEWS_RELEASES&p_id=25983 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year Posted: 09 May 2014 Went to Atlanta for conductor training and can say this was the worse experience I've had in my life. I have been to boot camp and war and was never treated as bad as when I went to the conductor "clown" school. I understand taking your job serious but damn these guys are dicks!!! The only reason they take the job at the school in Atlanta is so they don't have to work and they feel it gives them power. Place is a joke and the people that run this training think they are big shots pushing people around that have no clue how to be a conductor because they don't train properly. If ya like to be pushed around this is the place for you. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years Posted: 08 May 2014 The superintendents still love going to the strip clubs, especially the VIP room. 

 Name: Observer E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 10-20 years Posted: 07 May 2014 CSX Customer or Trainmaster: Your grammar still sucks. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: CSX Customer, for N/A Posted: 05 May 2014 "long time observer", please remain being an observer. That idiot conductor just made the craft look foolish. You defending him, only makes you look like a moron. "Distrackted"....really? 

 Name: Railroad Workers United E-mail: Railroadmusic333@gmail.com Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 05 May 2014 If your pissed off at the Railroad.. then RWU is for you.. If you are pissed off at the union.. then RWU is for you.. We have been around now for a while.. heard of us? RWU is not a union.. we don't plan on it.. but we can help you change the idiotic ways that our unions have been dealing with most of the issues that we face as railroaders.. We already have the structure.. it just needs new direction... Check us out.. you may have heard of us.. you may have heard rumors about us.. sure.. we are the folks who are all volunteer.. no political parties.. just shop floor.. real union organizing where it counts.. us.. the rank and file.. check us out.. www.railroadworkersunited.org.. or send me an email.. I am a Locomotive Engineer outta Louisville on the CSX.. i have been the organizer at RWU for two years and a member for 4.. get involved in the rank and file rebellion!! Thanks.. JP 

 Name: RWU E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 05 May 2014 RWU Resolution in Support of Dignity & Respect Whereas, all working people deserve dignity and respect on the job; and Whereas, unions have historically been the means by which workers have collectively banded together to defend their dignity and to win respect of their employers; and Whereas, the North American rail carriers have undertaken a concerted effort in recent years to demean and degrade rail workers along with their sense of dignity; and Whereas, this effort by the rail carriers includes but is not limited to:  Constant surveillance upon and interference with railroad workers in the course of their daily duties;  A major increase in discipline for all sorts of “infractions”, both in number of workers disciplined and in the severity of the discipline meted out;  A record number of firings and terminations;  Harassment and reprisal taken against workers who report injuries;  Failure to abide by OSHA findings when cited by the regulatory agency for violations;  Implementation of draconian attendance policies which restrict workers from taking needed time off work and which call for harsh discipline if/when a worker violates such a policy;  Relentless violation of the union agreement, accompanied by endless denials of claims;  Blaming workers for every accident and injury rather than fixing the underlying hazards. Whereas these attacks are detrimental to our mental and physical health, make for a stressful, dangerous and unsafe work environment, erode our sense of self-worth and endanger union solidarity; and Whereas, constantly responding to discipline and “individual” problems on an individual basis diverts union resources -- in terms of time, energy and finances – into a defensive posture, eroding the power and effectiveness of the union; and Whereas, since these attacks are universal and involve the entire railroad workforce, it must be met with a concerted defense by the collective effort of the workforce; Whereas, filing paper – whether it be claims, grievances, complaints, whistleblower complaints, etc. – is an important tactic but is clearly not enough to deter the carriers from escalating this wholesale attack; Therefore, be it resolved that Railroad Workers United (RWU) condemns this arrogant and despicable attack by the rail carriers upon our dignity, integrity and solidarity; and Be it further resolved that RWU calls on all railroaders to resist this universal attack by creative means; and Be it further resolved that RWU calls upon the union leadership to acknowledge the reality of this omnipresent situation and commit resources to organizing their membership to fight this scourge; and Be it finally resolved that RWU constitute a Committee on Workers’ Dignity & Respect that will identify and address issues that demean and degrade workers. This Resolution adopted at the Fourth Biennial RWU Convention April 3rd & 4th, 2014 Chicago, Illinois Railroad Workers United Unity—Solidarity—Democracy: The Rank and File in Action! railroadworkersunited.org  info@railroadworkersunited.org (206) 984-3051  PO Box 1053, Salem, IL 62881 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years Posted: 04 May 2014 TED - Margaret Heffernan: The dangers of "willful blindness" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kn5JRgz3W0o 

 Name: Long time observer E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years Posted: 03 May 2014 Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year: It is also apparent that you didn't make the grade in grammar school. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year Posted: 03 May 2014 'since' and 'distracked', looks like a TM was distracting you from spelling. Amazing who is getting hired. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year Posted: 29 April 2014 it is common since that when trainmasters are out harassing crews that the crews are distracked from performing their job correctly and safely 

 Name: Retired FRA Inspector E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years Posted: 29 April 2014 Engine Repair, here is a link: http://www.heraldandnews.com/news/local_news/article_86e65d30-c6b8-11e3-ac4f-001a4bcf887a.html 

 Name: ??? E-mail: Employed as: Engine repair, for 20-30 years Posted: 28 April 2014 Retired FRA Do you know any details on the mechanical employee on the BNSF who shot his supervisors..... 

 Name: Retired FRA Inspector E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years Posted: 22 April 2014 And I believe that a lot of fertilizing has been done by current top management. But I will say that when Carl Taylor was head of the Mechanical Department, prior to the acquisition of Conrail assets, freight cars and locomotives on CSX were in the best condition that they ever have been. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 21 April 2014 Name: Retired FRA Inspector E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years Posted: 20 April 2014 Could it be that CSX is reaping what it has sewn? View This Article ***************************************************** Yes, what was "sewn" by Carl "Tailor" years ago. 

 Name: Retired FRA Inspector E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years Posted: 20 April 2014 Could it be that CSX is reaping what it has sewn? 

 Name: GL E-mail: Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 20-30 years Posted: 19 April 2014 The GL division is in such bad shape. They have the trans. superintendent working 3rds. They are pulling dispatchers to help out the DTOs and chiefs. They are bringing in a trainmaster, a locomotive guy from jax, a network op from jax. Just to help out. The great lakes division is so screwed up there is no words for it. I honestly believe it's worse than split date. I wouldn't be surprised to see see some firings in the near future. No planning. Not enough chiefs (ACDs) to watch and help. Not enough crews Dispatchers are overwhelmed with taxis, where to park trains, not knowing if we have crews, not knowing if we have recrews, not knowi ...hell with it I used to love my job, now I freaking hate it. The stress has gotten to me. This is to the new hires coming in a few weeks. I really feel sorry for you. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year Posted: 18 April 2014 To the conductor that feel its no bodies business what these men do while they are at meetings. I bet you are one of those men that think cheating is okay, as you say who cares,let's don't talk about it. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years Posted: 18 April 2014 Most of the Great Lakes Division is former Conrail. With all the evil tactics, the guys won't give in, they will play the game in there own favor. Bottom line, they don't fear the company, they keep the lawyers on standby. 

 Name: THE Truth E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 18 April 2014 its true the great lakes div is getting harassmet because they feel the crews are not laying down and taking there shit like other places on csx are and they feel if other places see this they might do the same found this out from a high up 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 17 April 2014 Friend or family of employee, The site is called CSX-SUCKS because it does. Who cares what people do in there own time? No need to talk about that crap. Get a life! 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 1-10 years Posted: 17 April 2014 Has anyone notice that when a post is written about what these men do when they are at these meetings' that the men do not comment and keep their mouth shut . My comment is you have the balls to cheat but not the balls to do any commenting on what you guys do,afraid your wife's might get wise if they start reading this site!,,,,. Its like you all take a pinky swear not to say anything.CHICKEN!!,,,,.,, 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 15 April 2014 Yes but the union didn't make a deal with them. My local chairman said that the company is just doing it period. The evil Connors. 

 Name: not fair E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 15 April 2014 T&E Im hearing that the Great Lakes Division is the only Division that has made an agreement with the Union that any employee who gets charged with a decertification offense will be terminated and will not get their jobs back. This was supposedly the idea of Division Manager. Has anyone else heard about this and if so is it going on at other Divisions? If its true I want to know how and why one division on CSX can discriminate against it employees and enforce such a rule that isn't being upheld for ALL CSX EMPLOYEES. Last I heard, the ethics policy and operating rules were for ALL Employees of CSX! 

 Name: Fact E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 15 April 2014 CSX management is one big joke. This company truly sucks. Please list some of the dumbest managers that you know.. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years Posted: 14 April 2014 Well CSX does it again! The GL Division has lost yet another trainmaster to the Genesee & Wyoming Railroad...Hahahahahaaa. Congratulations Connors, keep driving them all away. EVEN MANAGEMENT KNOWS THIS PLACE IS A BAD WORK ENVIRONMENT. Keep driving the train into the ditch, eventually the freight won't move at all. 

 Name: trainmaster in the crosshairs E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years Posted: 09 April 2014 Baltimore Can't Keep Good Workers? The terminal of no return u get tired of these weak managers or masters always having a chip on there shoulder and taking it out on real men.I didn't pick on u in school, I didn't steal ur first love nor is it me in and out ur wife when ur on duty. These guys really need to start wearing boxers and not panties even if they don't have a package 

 Name: pain E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 08 April 2014 ATTENTION!!!!! LISTEN UP!PAY ATTENTION! If you are a road engineer or conductor and have been experiencing tingling, numbness, or pain in your back, elbows and especially the feet and hands, SEE YOUR DOCTORS NOW! There is a good chance you have developed the symptoms from PERIPHERAL NEUROPATHY! This is caused by constant pressure put on your nerves from being seated to long with legs and arms bent especially pressure from arm rest. The constant movements from lateral motions of the engines as well and vibrations are a major cause of nerve damage. Even the slightest movement can cause nerve damage over time. DO NOT WAIT AROUND UNTIL YOU HAVE NO FEELING IN YOUR HANDS OR FEET. SEE YOUR DOCTOR IMMEDIATELY WHEN YOU START TO FEEL TINGLING AND NUMBNESS IN YOUR FEET OR HANDS. It can be treated if the damaged nerves can be detected. Get these symptoms documented with your doctors as soon as possible. Occupational injury to nerves may cause you disability later on in life. DO NOT WAIT AROUND. SEE YOUR DOCTORS! 

 Name: Another Dispatcher E-mail: Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 20-30 years Posted: 06 April 2014 Bar likes guys he even tried to use his position before to bother a conductor I worked with in Indy. Huntington beware he will be nice but do not trust him just find him a friend LOl 

 Name: Big Brother E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years Posted: 05 April 2014 Anyone have the locomotive numbers with the inward facing cameras? 

 Name: John Patriot E-mail: saveamerica.org Employed as: APE, for N/A Posted: 04 April 2014 All Concerned: The upcoming International elections is near....This is a request too all current international officers NOT too seek another term of service....Your leadership has been pathetic to the point of cowardliness! On your numerous watches; corrupt railroad mangers has infiltrated the rank and file with bribery to the point of increasing the bottom line for profits...solely at the expense of the membership who is entrusted with your leadership. CEO's pay is up 1000% over the last decade....Take your bribes and leave! 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year Posted: 03 April 2014 To the atl conductor that wrote the post below, did you do her too?. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year Posted: 03 April 2014 Apparently you do not read many post, lbt is all over the site. Its time these men or women get some recognition on the bad things they do. There are just as many bad women as there are men, but on this site it seem that the men dont get held accountable for being married and playing around like they are single. These men and women that are dishonest and love to play around and fuc_ anything that has pants on, deserves the punishment they get. You men and women sing a different tune when you lose half of everything you worked for. Once more, the tramp or dick that these men or women wanted ends up not getting him or her at the end. Was it worth it? NO!!!!!!!. 

 Name: Atl Cond E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 03 April 2014 Everyone is picking on the men. No one is mentioning CSX's most available lady....LBT. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year Posted: 02 April 2014 Some of these post are right on. Just go through the post and you will find the men that seem to be doing the wild thing and are married at that. Let's see i've read a lot on dave,danny,dave,kim, not to mention last names, i think their names appeared more for strip clubs than any other ones. My opinion is i bet they are doing a lot more. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year Posted: 02 April 2014 in response to the post below. Kudos to you, im glad that you took the ass hole and idiot to the cleaners. These men that work on the railroad (especially management level) when they go to these meeting they have the mentality of a 16 year old boy that thinks with his head below and not the one on between his shoulders. These grown married men decide while im away let me play. One thing they are not thinking about is the amount of child support they will have to pay, also spousal support, and you wifes can get half of your pension or pension's, also half of the 401k,railroad stock,and half of all assets you both have while you are married. Let these men that go out and have affairs, or even just sit in the bars and buy women drinks, or go to the strip clubs and get a blow job,sit back and watch the ride. Let these men start all over with half of what they had and small monthly pay checks, they will think differently, for a one night stand. I think that men think women are stupid and dont realize that they (women ) acctually have the upper hand. I love it when a married horndog thinks his wife will never find out what he is doing,but they are smarted than he thinks, sucker!!!!. So to all the women, remember you can take them for everything, so do it. I hope all these women that read this post will start opening up their eyes more and be more observant. Im married to a railroader and he was the one that told me that all the managers that go to meeting they always end up with women, and then he would hear them say "my wife is to stupid to find out". To the women when your husband go to these meeting call him every hour on his hotel room phone (not cell phone) guarantee you he's not there. I will say that not all men are dogs, but alot are. I've known a couple of railroader that got divorce and know they are crying because they have less money monthly and to think they only get half their pension, should of thought of that before. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 31 March 2014 For ALL you married railroad men. Keep your pants zipped at work and in life in general. If not it will cost you a life, a marriage, a family, a lot of public embarassment. If you play, you will pay up. And God help the idiots who do this and are not raising or providing for their children! Trash. Complete trash. Karma is mine. Embarrassing court scenarios that you asked for. You ask for it you got it, that railroad child support will really help since you are white trash and won't do it on your own. Signed, the better, much, much better half you didn't love and appreciate, I can't thank you enough for you showing your dumb cheating azz off so I can now move on to find someone deserving of all that I am and all that you will never, ever have the pleasure of again! 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 29 March 2014 Rutledge just disappeared and quit showing up for work in Hamlet. I hear they went in and shipped all his stuff off for him. Kind of a weird story. 

 Name: Retired FRA Inspector E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years Posted: 27 March 2014 I knew Brian Barr when he was at Willard. I liked very few of the CSX managers I had to deal with, but I thought Brian was a nice guy. 

 Name: Dispatcher E-mail: Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 20-30 years Posted: 27 March 2014 I use to work with Brian Barr. He is a good guy. 

 Name: Fact E-mail: Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 20-30 years Posted: 25 March 2014 Bob Frulla is a pieace of work. Ask anyone on the Huntington division. He ran Huntington in the ground and straight to HELL. This New manager ( Barr ) for the Huntington division seems ok so far.. 

 Name: watchdog E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years Posted: 25 March 2014 BE CAREFUL WATCH YOUR BACK WHEN ENTERING ROSELAKE YARD.... SEEMS THAT ONE OF THE NEW UP AND COMING TM'S IS TRYING TO MAKE A NAME FOR HIMSELF AND HAS TAKEN TO HIDING IN THE CAR SHOP WITH A HARD HAT ON AN SPYING ON CREWS FROM THERE! HOPE HE'S FOLLOWING ALL THE RULES SET FORTH FOR THE CAR SHOP! WOULDNT WANT TO SEE THE POOR SAP GET FIRED BECAUSE HE WAS IN THEIR WORK ZONE AND PRETENDING TO BE A CAR KNOCKER AND NOT FOLLOW ALL THEIR RULES PER FRA REGULATIONS! 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 24 March 2014 There is a conversation going around in my area that the TYRANT BOB FARULLA( or however you spell his worthless name) has come up against REAL MEN with Integrity and Honor which took a stand against this hitler what-a-be to show this controlling piece of crap that he CAN NOT get away with his oppressive ways.If this is true The One's that took a stand has the Admiration, Respect due to Real Men. Can someone out there give evidence of what we have heard is factual? Our on-job lives ( which IS OUR lives) will only get MORE Intrusive and more OPPRESSIVE as long as WE do nothing about it. WE are THE WHEELS OF THE COMPANY Without us( The Overpaid and Useless Freeloading Excess management Jackasses) Would have no idea what to do, could anyone of them even understand how to move a Train? I will stop now to listen to what is in the hearts of you that understand. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 24 March 2014 Has anyone ever encountered a "false banner test"and how was it conducted and by whom? 

 Name: Sad place E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 23 March 2014 BLET / UTU have produced some of the best managers. Bought and paid for. I love the latest UTU Agreement should show how much our unions love us. Selling our claims for \$1.?? On the day. Lovin life.. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 1-10 years Posted: 23 March 2014 I Work and the same building as her. I am here to tell you she has aged in the last several years but when you drink as much as she does it will affect your looks and skin . I agree with the post below when your ugly on the inside it has a way of rearing out on the outside. she will always be who she is, she loves the game she has to have attention from men even though she's not interested in them at all. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 20-30 years Posted: 22 March 2014 LBT never went away and will never change. She needs all the attention from her affairs more than ever now because she looks like an old hag. Some age more gracefully than others. Sorry lbt. When you are as ugly as you have been/are on the inside it makes its way to the surface with a vengeance and there is no more denial 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years Posted: 20 March 2014 Phillip Rutledge was an assistant superintendent at the CSX Toledo Terminal several years ago. It seemed to me that he had an enormous ego. I don't remember ever hearing anything good about him. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Yard Master, for 10-20 years Posted: 18 March 2014 I hear lbt is up to being herself again and we all know what that means. 

 Name: Shithead E-mail: Rrscannerman032596@gmail.com Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 18 March 2014 Anyone know phil rutlidge? Yeah VP of coal operations for csx LOL. He is a ass jack. Not a jackass, an ASS JACK. 

 Name: flunky @ gob E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years Posted: 14 March 2014 Ouch, must be Mr. Robert responding. 

 Name: LC E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 13 March 2014 flunk WHO CARES...GROW UP! MOVE ON.... Go home and watch your soaps or Jerry springer. You obviously are just a rr foamer or your stupid question wouldnt be the only issue you need to gossip about! 

 Name: flunky @ gob E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years Posted: 13 March 2014 What about LBT?? 

 Name: Alclown E-mail: Al_clown@csx.com Employed as: APE, for 30+ years Posted: 05 March 2014 Breaking News engineer caught jacking off on head end but in cab cameras. Happened while conductor was making set off 

 Name: CURTIS. BROUGHTON E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years Posted: 02 March 2014 Man,this company really sucks big-time when people can just accuse you of doing just about anything wrong and there is nothing you can do or say to dispute their arbitrary lies or fairy tale charges.IF you get on someone's bad side here or lpiss off the wrong person at the wrong time your days are pretty much numbered. If you don't believe me just ask KEITH LACOSTE. 

 Name: Lovin life E-mail: Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 20-30 years Posted: 28 February 2014 Single System Agreement ROCKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thank you 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years Posted: 27 February 2014 To Collinwood Mad Shitter: Why do you still post that garbage? That guy hasn't been around in years for anybody who doesn't know him. There are more important issues out here than peoples personal grudges. Get a life already! 

 Name: Lovin life E-mail: Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 20-30 years Posted: 26 February 2014 Thank you suckers. I love this single system agreement. YOU WILL GET IN AGAIN. Lol 

 Name: collinwood mad shitter E-mail: todd novac .com Employed as: Yard Master, for 1-10 years Posted: 25 February 2014 Todd Novac Collinwood ===yardmaster == baned from a trainman .convicted for stealing from our union ,see medina county records . company snitch . and is the one who shits on the floor as pay back!!!!! we know about you and your history Quit you fat bastard !!!! we don't like you 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 23 February 2014 I can go back to 1963, and it was there before me. No rings. However it was never enforced, and if it was, it was always a Trainman. Name: E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 1-10 years Posted: 20 February 2014 To the comment below isnt it true that the rule wearing no jewerly in the field has always been a rule?. If not when did the rule go into effect?. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years Posted: 23 February 2014 Locomotive Engineer: Corporate America has no ethics. They will not stop until they have completely ruined our country. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years Posted: 23 February 2014 Being put out of service for false charges based on opinions and assumptions is not fun at all...After going to a board to develop the FACTS ....You still lose..Broken promises ,agreements,as long as it benefits certain management personnel....Jacksonville is the Kremlin to T&E employees...It has made unethical and moral standards compromising at best...My wife would love to speak with Labor Relations and give her personal facts concerning true " Ethical behavior and Standards" 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Yard Master, for 10-20 years Posted: 20 February 2014 Finger rings have always been banned (or for the last 17 years at least) other jewelry I don't think so but I could be wrong. I've seen lots of "ring" tattoos though. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 1-10 years Posted: 20 February 2014 To the comment below isnt it true that the rule wearing no jewerly in the field has always been a rule?. If not when did the rule go into effect?. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 10-20 years Posted: 18 February 2014 is it true that Connors wife is divorcing him.I heard she already has someone else. 

 Name: Divine Intervention E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 18 February 2014 February 15, 2014: Hell is not kind to any CEO who willingly disrupt the lives of others...solely for personal gains. HELL has an unlimited profit margin! 

 Name: ??? E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 15 February 2014 WITNESSES!!!! Is there any truth to the rumor that the Term. Superint. at St. Louis made the comment that once the crews from other terminals are on his turf they become his "BITCHES"? If you were a witness to this, did you make a note of where and when he