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Webmaster's note:

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

You do the math.



Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 16 August 2017

2017 Analyst and Investor Conference
There will be a lot of dick sucking going on

Name: Guardian dog
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 16 August 2017

failure. eugenes has. is. future. 
inherently obvious ward maintained infrastructure to exceed csx's past
hey day a 240,000+ car railroad. instead of shuttering yards or
cbclosing down terminals  his plan stripped assets. eugene or ewell or
whatever, anything but hunter, wants to  sell off or close
infrastructure while maintaining the status of stripped assets relying
on threats and abuse to make up the difference.
replacing expensive infrastructurewill be the next guys probmplem and
paulies will hve ling bailed so the new stockholsers issue. 
e is a failed man. his legacy is the trash that opened the floodgates
to activest investors. another old infustry succumbs to nre money trash

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 1-10 years
Posted: 16 August 2017

Hunter wants 750 t&e furloughed before September to meet Q3 numbers and
another 500 by October 31st. Cutting most utility jobs and not allowing
extra jobs effective yesterday.

Name: Nobody
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 16 August 2017

On hold for whatever, c'mon man, call your bank, or call the electric
company, that's not an unreasonable time to hold, you're just
impatient. The only reason you held for the second 20 minutes is
because you hung up and cried about it. Sure something may be going on,
but really? It's all about me and they need to answer my call because
I'm important. 
And to the engineer looking for a bonus, I'm sure you'd sign your
best friends job away for a few bucks. Our company is collapsing and
you're worried about a bonus. They aren't giving you a bonus.
They'll say they are restructuring. They don't even want to give you
your wages, let alone a bonus.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 16 August 2017

The more crazy shit I read about csx since H.   I see my potential bonus
going down the drain fast.   I'm sick of all these ceo in The U.S
getting overpaid for no results.  Run a money making company in the
ground and those bitches still get paid.  'We can't be having dead
weight everyone must pull their own.' said H  What a Joke!

This wacko will run a monopoly in the ground.  I've always said Donald
Duck could be ceo of csx and it would still be successful but I guess H
isn't the business man Donald is. 

All you yes men are as guilty has H is.

Name: Stillholding
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 16 August 2017

Crews 
Tried to call CHESSIE help desk today. Was on hold for 30 minutes. Hung
up tried again. On hold 20 minutes before anyone answered. Guy said
it's been a rough day and crazy there. Sounded like serious issues
going on. Not good to wait that long. Internal problems going on. No
doubt something is happening.  Got to be something HH or HR is doing.
Wonder if the union reps know of any program changes that will effect
us!

Name: Jay
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for 30+ years
Posted: 15 August 2017

H's spokesman is named Doolittle. I bet he believes Mr.Ed too.

Name: 
E-mail: Onborrowdtme.com
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 15 August 2017

Just heard from a reliable source. Eugene is getting all his precision
RRing methods from one of his horses.  I was told the horses name is
Mr. Ed

So this all makes sense now.

Name: Tomoorow Yesterday's Freight
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 15 August 2017

WELCOME BACK TO WORK AVON GUYS!
Show them how much that yard is needed.

Name: By the balls
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 1-10 years
Posted: 15 August 2017

http://jacksonville.com/business/2017-08-15/problems-persist-federal-regulators-want-more-details-csx

Squeeeze....h.h. doesn't have a clue what hes doing tomorrow. Goodluck
hoss. Better your get your precision bullshitting together.

Name: 
E-mail: hrryneedoxygencom
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 15 August 2017

Its called  precision Railroading dumbass!
Close those fucking no good Hump yards! EH
Fire those fuckers! EH
Cut those lazy fuckers! EH
Idle those fuckers! EH
Rent foreign Locos! EH
I don't need oxygen all the time! EH
It's pushback by the troops! EH

WHAT CAN WE DO TO CLEAR THIS SHIT UP IN A HURRY? EH

Open up hump yards! Yellow Hat
Call up all those laid off men! Yellow Hat
Bring our locos back! Yellow Hat
Fire your dumbass! Yellow Hat

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: CSX Customer, for N/A
Posted: 15 August 2017

So what the heck is happening internally that provoked the reopening of
the Avon hump? I figured that EHH would rather eat his own arm than
reopen a hump. I bet those were interesting conversations, leading up
to this.

Name: Hump
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 15 August 2017

Crews.

Avon hump back up at midnight. Don't hold your breath.  Put a few
people back to work. HH won't like that. Maybe all the Indy traffic
and Illinois traffic won't be two days late now. Stupid ass move
sending it to columbus to be humped and sent back to indy. Bet Indy
customers just loved watching their cargo go by and disappear in the
sunset!

Name: Railroad buddy
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 14 August 2017

Funny story here un louisville head hunter raises the speed in tje
terminal to 20 mph with notifying the fra, well someone must have told
on him because the fra came to town pulled tracks out of service and
made him reduce the speed back to 10. What a jokester ewing is i mean
joke, anyways if u fellers see any thing that needs reportin just
contact ur local fra person they hate hunter as much as we do, due to
the lack of respect he has shown them.....OUT

Name: G&W and RJ corman
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 14 August 2017

2 shortlines are lined up licking their chops.

Name: Waiting
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 13 August 2017

Blah. BLAH! 

A lot of talk . A lot or gossip and second hand hearsay. Stop the shit.
FRA Has said several times key trains. Dangerous alert cars and crude
oil trains wont be one man. As for what could be no one knows. Don't
post agreement shit you haven't Seen in writing and signed on the
dotted line. Your just causing problems with gossip. we have to radify
it.  Members better be ready to be heard and get off their lazy asses
this time and get envolved. Don't know about you but I'm not wanting
to work 10 hrs a damn day unless it just 5 and 2.  You only get one
life. I didn't hire on to sell my sole and work for the devil. No
where in my agreement did it say that was part of it.  Csx signed their
blood when they brought in Harrison. They can give up their first born
son.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 13 August 2017

There will not be a garauntee on the xtra board. It will be 1 board for
the smaller subdivisions. No work no pay. You can be called for any job
no more road jobs or yard jobs , just jobs.

Name: Kip
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 13 August 2017

En Xb is set at 4950 across the system.
48.50hr i
401k match
Increase in pl days
Shares
System wide seniority
Must work min 10hrs mow,paint,clean,PTI, or whatever needs to be done)
Abolish hotel stays
Naps allowed
Abolish CAPS
Dismantle payroll
Time clock
Paid holidays
Abolish yd jobs
No weekend Union buisness without an investigation
Company provided cell phone
Recerts done by home computer
IF WE AGREE TO ONE MAN CREWS if or when carrier decides to

Name: Jason A.
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 13 August 2017

Just found out today from a very reliable source that we are closer to
making a deal with UTU, BLET, and a Short line railroad in the area.
This will affect all CSX locations in SC. Especially, Charleston,
Andrews, Florence and Cayce. 
HH motto is feed them with food but add a little medicine at the same
time.

Name: Tom
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 13 August 2017

3800 a half...damn ya guys are cheap at csx

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 13 August 2017

Me:
Lots of your co-workers know everything. Hell, just ask them anything.

Name: Party On
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 13 August 2017

Me,
Just to be clear I wasn't knocking driving a bus as a profession, only
meant maybe they have a better contract and representation.  As for my
"source", I know people who know people who know people.  The BLET
has always looked out for the Engineers and made sure their contract
was as fair as they could get and that they would continue to have a
better than average income.  This comes right down to regulating the
pools so that they are working "full time", unlike the conductors who
have to keep rest days turned off in order to make a living.  Ever
wonder why there are almost always more conductor turns on a pool than
engineer turns, it's not because the utu cares more about their
members, only seeing to it that those dues keep coming in. Pretty soon
this will be just another suck ass job with mediocre income until you
make engineer and can hold a turn regular.
BTW, the gaurantee XB for EN will be 3800 a half.....

Name: Joe
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 13 August 2017

Don't sell our selves out to be hourly niggers. EHH is a piece of shit
along with SMART.

Not a stupid black man here.
Just a smart black man.

Name: Jack
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 13 August 2017

51.50hr has been agreed on as of Firday the 11th.

Name: Bluegills
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for 30+ years
Posted: 13 August 2017

Lol

The freakin utu has worked on that pay difference for as long as I can
remember.   About three contracts ago I remember them saying yeah
we're going to get this on a level playing field and next contract we
will work on something else but this is most important.  " you guys
remember what it was like not getting paid 100%" the utu thought they
had it resolved come to find out  it only was for those currently
employed hence the entire cycle starts over  again.

But this time will be different 
Fuck the bump 
Fuck the pay difference 
How about some real issues

Name: Thats Right!
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 13 August 2017

SMART AKA UTU, is a bus driver union and they suck! They can't get us
or bus drivers in Los Angeles MTA a friggin agree that is now over
due.

We are just paying for the partying and hookers and silk suits.

Fuck SMART AND CSX!!

Name: Me
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 13 August 2017

Party's Over,

   Your a real idiot. You make reference to "driving a bus someday, if
your in the SMART union. In case you haven't checked the facts. The
BLE-t has approx. 55,000 members, As you may or may not know, The BLE-t
is a division of the Teamsters which represents 1.3 million truck
drivers.  

   You also mention the BLE-t has negotiated for $51.50 an hour. What
is your source of info for this? Let me guess, you heard it at work in
the crew room. Do you realize how many people will lose their jobs
because of giving up the work rules if this is ratified by the
membership.  CSX isn't gonna give us a higher hr. rate unless it's
gonna save them money.

Name: 
E-mail: Oxygen deprived.com
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 13 August 2017

Yeah "They ain't taking our bump" and we're going to ask todo away
with the 5 step pay deferential for new hires for the 10th time.   We
want to be the craft flying drones too cause they're pretty cool.

Name: Party's Over
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 13 August 2017

The time has come to say goodbye SMART.  Should have done it when the
UTU let their self be overtaken by another Union, and for what, more
bargaining power, maybe if u want to drive a bus some day...Goes to
show you how strong the UTU was, couldn't even talk their way out of
that outcome.  I'm not bashing UNION'S, just UTU and SMART.  They are
absolutely not looking out for our best interest, not at the National
level.  It's ashamed that there are great LC's out there that truly
care about the members, but their hands are tied when it comes to any
support from above.  It should be a punishable crime for some of the
inequalities that exist in our contracts amongst the exact craft,
class, and group of employees.  In the last 10 years the Northern
Region representation has cost their members about $ 200,000.00 EACH ,
compared to the Southern Region.  That should be a crime.  That's
based on an assumption that that each member would receive their shares
of stock, bonus,and 401k match per year over 10 years.  That's O.K.
though boy's, "They aint taking our bump".  And they can't even
stand up for our 48 hour rule in our GD contract.  Wake up IDIOT'S,
the same BS is about to happen again if we don't act.  The BLET has
already reached an agreement for 51.50 an hour, the Southern Region is
in talks, and the Northern Region say's, " Hey Guys, we ain't going
for this bullshit, they gone listen to us". And we gone get Fuc**d yet
again.

Name: Chad Wilbourn
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 12 August 2017

Power schmower!
You guys on the rails don't have jack s##t anymore!! We here at UP
have all the power!
We have the SMART ass and BLET in our pockets and they both love
cheese.

Wait intil you all see the final agreement.
Ha!
Loving Chad Wilbourn
UPRR
Houston, Tx

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 11 August 2017

olderthanu!:
Started my RR career Oct., 1974. Will be done with it soon. 44 yrs.
Age 62.  Waiting on the spouse to also be eligible.
Experienced a heck of a lot - & that includes listening to PITA
blowhards; those that say they are gonna do this, gonna do that, but
never really do anything except bitch & complain.  Same types will cry
for their jobs back if/when they ever lose it though.

Name: olderthanu!
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 11 August 2017

Cond 30

101 didn't post anything that wasn't the truth. You would know if you
had really been around at the time.  We all know you cant strike. Its
called the blue flu if your balls are big enough to stick together. He
never said anything about striking. Didn't you read his comment about
strikes. what he said was when supervisors treated you like a piece of
crap and walked all over you and your agreement and stole your money
they did what they had to do to protect their rights and their work
environment. I bet he could make a list a mile long of what to do to
get the point across. I know exactly where he is coming from. Railway
labor act has nothing to do with standing your ground and doing what
needs to be done. Kissing ass, running 90 miles an hour and bowing down
to kiss their boots aint on the list of a hogger or conductor/fireman
with a set of balls.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 11 August 2017

The post from LESSON101! is probably from another one of those yay-hoos
that have a huge, big mouth but in reality have small testicles.

True -  many new(er) people are 1st time ever union members & need to
realize that most management officials are not their friend.

True - Interstate commerce disruptions in this country will not be
tolerated.  The last national rail strike lasted 17 hrs.  Read & try to
understand the Railway Labor Act.

Name: Lesson 102
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 11 August 2017

Thats because the new pups on most of the Class 1's and especially UP
and BNSF and Csx are big pussies. 

Big pussies! They thought ass kissing the carrier officers ass is the
way to always do it.

Sissies!

Name: LESSON101!
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years
Posted: 10 August 2017

Young cubs and Hoggers!  

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce quote..  "U.S. supply chains are
critically dependent on the quality and capacity of the American
freight transportation network. We are anticipating 100 million new
people in the country and 4 billion more tons of international freight
to move around America by 2050. The railroads are one of the most
heavily used transit system in the world."
And you cant understand why you cant strike...really?

Now lets get to the point. Your harassment and intimidation didn't
really get rolled out until the company realized that they had a golden
opportunity. The old heads were getting close to retirement and the talk
of the 30 and 60 and you were up for retirement was in the works.
That's when they began to hire again. They were anticipating serious
man power shortage if they didn't get people trained and in place. So
how were they going to handle the large turn over and the incoming of
so many new cubs? First train them and then bull whip and intimidate
them to death and make them scared to death to stand up for themselves.
CASTRATE ALL OF THEM! How many of you young pups remember your trainers
telling you not to listen to any of the old heads. They are just
disgruntled and will only get you in trouble. Tons of heard it!  Why?
Because we had balls. We wouldn't tolerate management violating the
hell out of our union agreements. We wouldnt take having our pay stolen
that was rightfully ours. we wouldn't take a beating and just stand
there like little boys with our pants wet. Moving freight in a timely
manner is a must! No if's and's or but's!  When they got abusive we
did what we had to in order to get the attention of Headquarter
officials. They wanted 400 cars switched a night they got 200. It
didn't take long for the white collars to show up and want to talk to
us and find out what was going on. The problems were fixed with a
temporary bandaid for awhile but at least they were fixed. If we had to
do it again, then we did. 
Management is well aware of the power that you have. This industry
demands that freight move and keep moving quickly. A stoppage would be
detrimental.
So now comes your observation testing. Some of you may remember when it
was called "Performance evaluations" instead. For some legal reason
they had to change it. This was a great way to scare the hell out of
the new pups and send the fear that there will be eyes on you all the
time and maybe in the bushes as well. Old heads didn't give a shit.
Any of you remember an old head that could turn a 6 hour job into a 12
and they couldnt find a damn thing to charge them on? EXPERIENCE! You
screw with our agreement and our pay and we will remind you just how
much power we really have. You pay us right and treat us with respect
we will switch the shit our of your yard and give you 500 on a great
day! This isn't MacDonalds boys! This is a serious business that
demands movement of freight.
If a manager ever walked up to us and told us "I don't care if Im
violating your agreement. File a claim and take it up with your union
rep. Now get out there and do as your told or you will be charged with
insubordination he would have been one sorry supervisor. He could
explain it to the white collars when they flew into town! 
Some of you young pups probably don't come from a union family and
have no idea how hard blue collar workers have fought to get them.
Yeah, they aren't worth a shit half the time anymore but it doesn't
matter.  You got more power than you can ever imagine. Grow a set of
balls and stick together. MAN UP and stand up. We did it. When your
right, your right. Don't work 8 damn hours straight without a lunch.
This no lunch shit is for the birds.  How did you ever let management
brow beat you into going all day with out a lunch break when your
agreement allows it. I don't know of any industry that refuses to let
someone take a damn break during the day. I have been hearing a lot of
crap that's been going down and I just cant believe it. I'm floored
on how you pups have let this get out of hand. Run your ass into the
ground, spy on you all day, take your lunch, steal your pay, and
threaten you?  Use your heads!

Name: joe tupa 
E-mail: in your poopa
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 10 August 2017

where is joe tupa working   or is he fired

Name: martyr
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 10 August 2017

ME

Sounds like you might have received a few failures from this Joe Berry.
Did you deserve it?  Did you run your mouth to him? Egg him on?

Not defending this Berry character but was it at the time when the Nazi
headhunting was going on in Jacksonville? Was it when every single TM
and RF were told if they didn't get at least 25 failures a month they
could start looking for another job in another craft? You have no idea
how bad the heat was on them to get failure rates so the company could
show the lawyers in court that the employees were being trained to work
safely and if they didn't they were reprimanded. 
We had some real good upstanding TM's and RF's in our area who were
god fearing and well respected and hated dishing out the failures. They
thought is was a crock of shit but had no choice. Several of us took
minor failures for these guys just to give them some relief from the
heat. Sounds crazy? HELL YES IT WAS!  We did it because we didn't give
a rats ass and we knew once we had a failure they would move on and keep
us off the radar. You scratch my back and I'LL scratch yours. The
southern region was the one who started the stalking and reporting crap
on the employees. Once someone got a failure they were put on a list and
a target was put on them. When this employee showed up at another
terminal or crossed a division line the word was out that they were
there and to go out and watch their every move.
This crap finally made its way to the Greatlakes but got blown out of
the water when the plan got exposed. The orders for the hits were still
out there and the orders for failures was still being crammed down the
supervisors throats.
No one knows what's going to happen with the new King of the Railroad
in place or how he's going to take over this process of stalk, harass
and destroy the employees for use in the legal system. Don't be an
idiot and think it will stop. Good chance it wont. So if you ran your
mouth or argued to much or even stood your ground for what you thought
was right be careful if you do it again. It might be a mole brought in
by Harrisons lynch mob and you will be sorry as hell!

Name: You
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 10 August 2017

Bye bye Fat at ass Joe!!

Name: Me
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 09 August 2017

Well it looks like that Fat Ass Joe resigned as a manager today. I just
hope the current managers that will be testing him in the future will
deal his Sorry Fat Ass a big dose of Karma. Hopefully he will get fired
for the same chickenshit failures that he dished out for countless
years.

Name: Lester
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 09 August 2017

Do any of you Upeers know if Chad Wilbourn ever became a Engineer before
a UP corporate ass licker?

Name: 
E-mail: oxygenPlease.com
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 09 August 2017

dispatcher

I bet if no one moved. There would be no relocation of dispatch center.
The carrier got what they deserved.  Best of Luck to you and the rest of
the dispatchers.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 09 August 2017

Fire and fury like the world has never seen,,,,,,that's Eugene!!!!

Name: A dispatcher 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 10-20 years
Posted: 09 August 2017

Looks like they finally realized how many of us weren't heading down to
Jax after the move.   

Just posted 16 jobs on the website. 


So all of you Monday morning dispatchers can come and do the real
thing.

Something you should know before you come, the ATDA is the most useless
Union on the damn planet.  And the only people they care about are the
pre-08 dispatchers.   So don't plan on them actually looking out for
you, they will sacrifice the 300 post-08 people to give the 75 pre-08
people something.

Name: Hogger 1
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 09 August 2017

All right!
Keith Kerley has been elected to General Chairman for CSXT Western
lines.

He'll take on the big bad EHH and his 
Precision railroading.

Csx will survive.

Name: Retired SP Engineer
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 09 August 2017

Hey you guys at CSX,
Looks like CSX will become the UP
of the East. Whole bunch of pussies and
faggits and transsexuals working there.

Management going turn all ya weak union asses into BIG pussy queers. 
LOL!!

It happened here on the SP. SP guys turned shit talking faggots.

Name: INDOT
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years
Posted: 09 August 2017

CN OTHER  

So what your trying to say is Mr. Harrison had no problem allowing
crews to ignore Federal regulations on the movement of restricted
equipment. Its is well known that yard supervisors will fudge and look
the other way in order to move freight out of their yards to meet
departure times to save their own skin but if the CEO is aware and
allowing it we have a whole new ball game here. Does anyone have any
proof he was aware of it and allowed it or maybe encouraged it?

Name: Danville Dan
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 09 August 2017

Me,

I'm not a company officer....but I was, and know, or knew a great many
officers and how this RR worked, I told uncle hunter to go F himself
back in the Spring for reasons I'd like to keep between us.  I'm just
letting you know what is out there.  They have technology and tools to
run off those that aren't getting with his program. (I helped develop
them  with CSX technology under the Ward regime,)  Take it or leave it
its your choice.  I know one thing don't do what is expected of you
and youre out with insubordination charge on top of whatever they can
dream up on you.  No BRCF, No UTUIA, No Lempca....and if enough do it,
a whole terminal is closed down.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 09 August 2017

http://www.careerbuilder.com/advice/10-jobs-that-pay-50-an-hour ,funny,
I don't see a railroad conductor on this list....IDIOT's

Name: Me
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 09 August 2017

Danville Dan sounds like a Company officer.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 08 August 2017

I'm sorry But I cant remember......how much did Trump win Chicago by?
How strong was SMART's endorsement?

my memory is not what it use to be.......lets hope his isn't either.

Name: Danville Dan
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 08 August 2017

For those of us that work into and out of Chicago we know the CT crews
are some of three laziest around.

 EUGENE finally found out how little the crews do up there and has
started charging them with insubordination stealing time. Charge 10 of
them last week , so in retaliation they started to lay down  and he
said fine I'm shutting the whole thing down, sending all traffic he
can To BRC Clearing, IHB Blue Island, and CN Kirk (via the new Cline
Ave connection at MP DC 1). 

The Danville, Garrett and Grand Rapids crews will take their trains to
these yards vs. BARR.  Only a skeleton crew will be left at Barr to
switch local customers. In case you're wondering, CSX technology has
provided him and HQ with a tool that uses GPS off every yard locomotive
to provide a report on when locomotives start moving vs. Going on duty,
where it went during shift, switchlists issued and when locomotive
stopped moving vs. When crew finally tied up.  Kinda easy to see crew
on duty at 0700, locomotive parked next to yard office shut down, and
doesn't start moving till 0900. Then see loco parked at 0230 but crew
marks off at 1700, like click work....every day.  They think no one
sees, but they do.  If it's going on where you work it's only a
matter of time, we next change our ways, or the ax and charge letters
will flow...

Name: Me
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 08 August 2017

Bye Bye CSX,  
  
   To say your'e a fucking idiot would be a huge understatement  Where
do you get your info to say Barr Yard is responsible for 25% of CSX's
income.  Try to only state facts and truth on here, comments like yours
makes this site look like it's just a bunch of uneducated idiots on
here.

Name: Bye bye csx
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 08 August 2017

Just a heads up. Barr yard in chicago is likely to be shuttered very
soon. More than 60 men were cut off this week alone. That number is
about to go up again. Barr yard is responsible for a full 25% of ALL of
csx income. Thats right...do your research. Barr keeps the lights on.
Barr is the only terminal consistently running in he black. And hes
closing it. What do you think is going to operating ratio? Way up
 Know what that means? Deeper job cuts. 15 years of seniority is no
longer a safety net. This monster at the helm hates you, and this
company. He never came here with any intention to improve anything.  He
is here to dsmantle it. Want to know why? Because CSX told him no. This
is a temper tantrum. Pure and simple.

Name: W
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 08 August 2017

Trump has been in office 200 days... what bad has he done that makes him
the worst?

Name: Me
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 08 August 2017

Dumped all my 2,942 shares of CSX stock at $53.87. CSX stock is gonna
plummet after the 3rd quarter earnings are released.

Name: President Donald J. Trump
E-mail: whitehouse@trump.gov
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 08 August 2017

My Fellow Americans:

Since the inauguration of my Presidency, and the enforcement of my
immigration policy; all entry level wages in the construction industry
has increased by at least 20%!

You all should be patient and expect higher wages in the future and
expect more of a conciliatory tone from management due to a tight
labor
pool for skilled 'American' workers.

Please like me on Twitter!

Name: Fuckme
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 07 August 2017

Anyone on here that believes that we are not about to get our brains
screwed out with this new contract is dreaming. Benefits are about to
hit an all time low, you will be paid a dirt bag, blue collar wage.
Argue with me now, believe me latter!

Name: Not laughing
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 07 August 2017

Jerks 

Go ahead and post your stupid crap. We got so many people in bumped
status and no where to go it's not even funny. Barr yard has lost 67 

People and it's just beginning. Where the hell is trump now. Where are
all the unemployed going to go now.  Packing their bags and moving
anywhere they can find work. In the meantime customers aren't getting
served and our company we have stuck in and our lives invested in is
trying raped by a sick old dying man with millions running out of his
pockets.  This is all sickening! Forget your bonuses too. Management
isn't getting a dime.  The operation ratio is over 70% right now. So
much shit was wrote off when Harrison invested in the company that it
made the debt ratio look great but the fact is that didn't change the
operating cost and it's higher than ever. Smoke and mirror book
keeping and we are going to pay for it.  Just plain sick over this
shit! So get f@:$king  serious.  This isn't a damn joke!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 07 August 2017

Can we get some sprinkles on top with that ??? Lmao

Name: P
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 07 August 2017

And qualifying days pro rated on vacation instead of the unfair all or
nothing. Man gets 233 qd and gets sick injured he gets nothing that's
bullshit

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years
Posted: 07 August 2017

No big shot, ie: No CEO, no Board Director, no major share holder, etc.,
is ever going to give a rat's butt about what's posted on this
website.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 07 August 2017

Not bad. 
How about adding - more vacation time after 20-30 yrs. AND having 
weekly vacation time and PLDs count towards the following year's
earned vacation credit?

Name: 
E-mail: oxygen4sale.com
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 07 August 2017

overtime after 9
overtime after a set amount of hours in a week
weekend, 2nd, 3rd shift pay premium
double time on holidays and birthday
modest on call pay for fp
09 after 12hrs 
dh home after 24hrs if requested
miss call handled as a sick layoff
anyone taking management position forfeits craft seniority 
a no step clause for using the union for a stepping stone to become
managers
anyone serving as local or general positions signs a 10 year contract
not take a position with carrier
10,20 and 30 year employees have an extra step added to idpap
10,20 and 30 year employees pay differential
any increase health care excludes pre 2017 employees
discounted esop 
no call list for roster runs in the middle of the night

Name: Salt
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 06 August 2017

JEDI, your obviously not a very educated person, as many who post on
this website, and you know nothing about business.  Nothing is in
defense of EHH and his business ethics.  You just don't understand how
a corporation works and that's ok, many do not.  If anyone thinks EHH
actually reads the crap on here and is going to get his feelings hurt
by your comments, well, your sadly mistaken.  If he does view this site
I'm sure it's purely for a good laugh before he goes to bed.  As for
the UNION comment you made, with out it we'd be making 10 bucks and
hour so I'd say the UNION is a good thing for sure, although they
(UTU) just turned down 48$ an hour in exchange for the bid system and
giving up work rules and arbitrairies that 90% only benefitted pre 85
guys BTW.  Who gives a f**k about claims they don't pay any way.  If
you don't believe it do some research.....Every cod would make 5000 a
half but the UTU would lose some members to furlough so the dues coming
in is more valuable than the members earning a favorable wage to support
their families.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: CSX Customer, for N/A
Posted: 06 August 2017

If you look at the big picture,you have to ask why would people believe
HH is at CSX to save a failing company.The company has posted excellent
profits even after loosing 30% of its revenue from coal.CSX was a little
top heavy in management,but they managed to keep the operating ratio in
the low 70s and still keep expanding its business.Now they are in a
regressive slide for only one purpose,to make them prime for a merger
while the current stock holders take their money and run.Wait till the
next quarter is posted and the stock starts to tank!

Name: Salt
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 06 August 2017

To the idiotic post about brake sticks :  The policy can't be changed
to optional because some kid will hurt his or her self climbing on a
car and applying a hand brake and in turn will sue the company because
they didn't have a brake stick and if they did they surely would have
not suffered an injury.  So if none are allowed on the property then
the blame is on you for not being able to work safe.  Other RR's
don't have them so quit whining about it and be a man or woman......As
for all the post about EHH's health, who gives a rats ass.  This is
such childish comments that it really doesn't warrant a response but
it's getting ridiculous.  As for customer's lost, this man's no
one's fool.  He's protecting the one's that we are achieving a 65 %
or below operating cost.  He could care less about anyone bringing the
average down.  For those that can't comprehend, if you owned 100
stores and 50 were making 100% profit and 50 were making a 50% profit
then while you are making good money overall ( 75% ) it would look
better to investors if you were at 100% profit so get rid of those 50
stores even though your earning good money and making a profit.  As for
the whiner's about EHH putting blame on "pushback from the troops",
while I don't appreciate it either, many are to blame, if you don't
think so, just look at some of the comment's posted.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 06 August 2017

Again......big shots make plans for years ahead. Employees & their
unions have to play catch-up.  Evidently, the CSX Board Of Directors
wanted Ward out, Headhunter in as CEO. They had to be well aware
of the fact that the CSX rail system is\was unlike the others Harrison
ruled.

Name: Jake
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years
Posted: 06 August 2017

Don't tell CORP anything about bad publicity. Might be one of EHH
stalkers.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 06 August 2017

Are you kidding me  a gym , where I work 200 employees and only two
shitters and only 1 of them will flush. A gym ,  !!!!!!!!!!

Name: Henry
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 06 August 2017

Corp,
How about getting rid of the problem?

Name: corp
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years
Posted: 06 August 2017

Reality

You stated everything exactly the way it is.  Now the question is how
do we start taking control of this. Publicity is your number one
effective way to start and that is already in the works. What's next?
Any suggestions?

Name: Copynpaste
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 06 August 2017

No waste of my skin. I copied and pasted it. Don't know who the
original author is, but he's definitely a radnor guy.

Name: reality
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 05 August 2017

Copynpaste


I have to commend you on your lengthy but true post. You hit the nail
on the head on how the real dedicated workers feel. I hate to say this
to you but unfortunately you wasted the skin off your fingers and your
valuable time doing it.

People,  WAKE UP!    You are not getting it!

This is a 70 something year old man who is popping blood clot medicine
pills like they are M&M's.  He can not breath on his own like a
healthy person should and he knows his time is limited on the good
green earth. He has been awarded a title of one of the best CEO's in
railroading and is convinced he is the king of railroading. His ego is
the only thing that drives him and keeps him alive today. 
He has one last goal before he dies and that is to bring back CSX like
no one has ever done in the past and put one more stone in his crown. 
It doesn't matter how much you dog, trash, curse or threaten this man,
he will do what he says he will do no matter how much death and
distruction he leaves behind.  He has a certain message he want on his
tombstone and that is one that says." I the great and powerful CEO of
CSX turned it around and went to my grave showing all your asses!"  
He is not reasonable. He is ill and he knows it. Ask any doctor. They
will tell you the damage that is done when the brain is constantly
deprived of oxygen. Any person who has sleep apnea will tell you the
damage it does to your heart and organs.  He will not go down without a
fight and his last breath.  If he has a stroke he will be declared
unable and unfit to continue his position and his right hand man will
take over. In the meantime he has a final stand to make and by god he
will make it. 
Remember, this is his last and final mark on this earth and he will not
go down with out a fight. Now stop thinking of this man as a man who is
just a jerk or a...hole.  He is worse. He is a man making his last
stand on this earth and that my good people is worse than a rabid dog
pushed in the corner! You have no idea what you are dealing with. Its
higher than you and will take the support of all your union heads along
with all federal agencies to bring some sense to all of this. In the
meantime do not give up hope. No one lives forever.

Name: copynpaste
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 05 August 2017

Railroad workers at CSX face the dictates of Wall Street
https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2017/08/01/rail-a01.html

CSX railroad workers denounce Wall Street plundering
https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2017/08/01/rail-a01.html

Mr Harrison,
 You personally dont know me, and I personally dont know you, but your
comment of personnel "push back" has struck me in the wrong manner.
I, as a dedicated 8 year employee and 4th generation railroader, take
that very personal. I have held many jobs within CSX ranks over the
last 8 years, including Conductor,Swithchman(RCO), Yardmaster, Retarder
Operator, and Locomotive Engineer. I come to work at
night,holidays,weekends,in the snow,ice,thunderstorms,you name it Im
still there. When you 1st became CEO things looked very very promising.
We went to 2 man hump jobs, Engineer Foreman/Brakeman bowl jobs. My
terminal was absolutely moving the freight. My terminal alone was
processing,( thats arriving,inspecting,humping,classifying,and
departing) anywhere from 2000-2200 cars in a 24 hour period. Thats 2nd
to none on your system. We would rival your "premier" hump number
wise on a daily basis. After time though you all fired all our
managers, cut jobs, piled the freight in,( 1000 cars every 8 hours),
and expected us to move it with half the manpower. After it was all
said and done, we were told we were failures and we would be shut off.
The upper management has done this with every hump you have closed thus
far. Its not only unfair, but makes those of us who actually have pride
as railroaders, well lets just say its a ding in the old paint. Also
our new management that most have came from the CN are more like mob
bosses, than leaders. Men are constantly threatened with their jobs on
the line, we are told to switch cars like back in the 50's when
injury/fatality rates were high, and its just a matter of time before
we have a headline injury or fatality. Men are getting cussed up one
side and down the other, and shown no absolute professionalism in the
least little way. Even with that aside, Ill give you and whomever else
that reads this a little insight as to why their are service
disruptions on csx. Ill just go over some speaking points from quotes
you have put out.
“Together, we will implement precision scheduled railroading — a model
proven to improve safety, create better service for customers, produce
a proud and winning culture for employees, and generate exceptional,
lasting value for shareholders,”
This is the farthest from the truth. Your increase in pace, to try to
compensate the flat switching instead of humping, is going to end with
injury and possibly someones life. Its already proven this is not,and
will not work as far customer service. Morale is at an all time low.
Our stock, well, ya know how thats going.
 The prevailing view in the rail industry is that more locomotives,
more cars and more crews allow for the movement of more volume.
Precision railroading challenges this view,”
You have stored alot of locomotives. Took away alot of switch engines
as well. Where Im from we are not "flat landers" if you will. If and
when we get to the customer, we now run the risk of not being able to
service them due to not having enough power to do the work at hand.
Also almost every one of your road trains has foreign power on them.
What your making up in storing locomotives, your paying right back out
in horsepower hours to another railroad. Crew availability system wide
is an absolute joke. You have intermodal trains sitting for days at a
time, due to either conjestion, or crew availability. You have cut
extraboards, and regular jobs to below minimum standards. Also you have
cut off the pushers system wide. Im gonna tell ya a little secret you
may or may not know though. One of my former territories has had a
pusher district for over 160 years, its the steepest mainline grade,as
side from saluda, east of the mississippi. You cut the assignments off,
but they are calling extra jobs off of the freight pools,and extraboards
there to push trains, every 12 hours. They are just advertised as extra
turn jobs, and not pushers. Trust me though they are still there. Every
terminal you have piled the freight on, has a back log of traffic
sitting in sidings, waiting to be switched. I have read your book and
alot does make sense but no two things are alike. CP was a majority
bulk hauler from their reports, as we are a major mixed manifest
hauler. We are not a place where blocks of cars can ride a 1000 miles
across the plains before it needs to be classified again. If your a
brain surgeon, and Im a spine surgeon, does that mean we can do open
heart surgery together? Im not undermining your CEO abilities, but from
where I and the rest of your workforce stands, its the upper management
that has this place in the turmoil that its in. I understand you did
not need 12 humps, but your cut and slash of 8 humps, 2 of them I know
being major players, is borderline absurd. The old saying of "
Attitude reflects leadership" comes to mind, and to be blunt your
"pushing the blame" off on your employees, just shows what style of
leader you are. Everyone in my terminal,and for the majority system
wide are doing all they can do,to try to make this happen, but its
going to fail because you are leading us this way. CSX was a very
profitable railroad, and I personally think if you could blend some of
CSX's old methods, with a blend of "Presicion Railroading" we as a
whole would be unstoppable. Either way it makes me no difference . If I
get told by my local "Capo" to go run an engine of the drawbridge
tomorrow while its open, well I will because Im a team player, always
have, and always will.
 Sincerly,
 Well I best not say.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 05 August 2017

Has been posted before -- the CSX rail system is\was NOT the same as
the others head hunter ruled & changed.  The ol' CSX that was known
may be history.  Heads may end up rolling........We'll see.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 05 August 2017

I work on the OTR industry and my boss also is a RR customer for bulk
plastic resins that thankfully we get via the NS or BNSF.  As of last
night my boss had 2 teams doing nothing but running UPS trailers
between Boston and Chicago as fast as they can turn and burn the
suckers as even the Water level route was getting congested they have
been on that for a week.  Our customers in the south have been
screaming for whatever we can come up with for them in the way of raw
materials that CSX hauled for them.  JB Hunt Schiender Fed Ex are
screaming for anything that can move a trailer or container to get
their stuff moved anywhere CSX goes and are moving as much as they can
to NS.  90% of the drivers at my company are forgoing their first
weekend at home this year why our customers need serviced as CSX has
dropped the freaking ball and we have to pick up the slack.  Spot rates
aka the rates for a truck in major metro areas were CSX has melted down
are up as much as 70% for trucks to get the freight into and out of
those areas.  My hazmat boys are running out of hours from trying to
keep up with deliveries needed at water plants CSX was supposed to
serve with chlorine for water purification.

I hope the BOD at CSX or the STB comes to their senses and runs him out
soon.  The OTR industry can only pick up the slack on major shippers for
a while before our drivers wear out It takes 4 trucks to equal 1 boxcar
or tank car load.  We just don't have the carrying capacity we need
help and I am not sorry to say that.  My drivers are going to be worn
out in a month running flat out.  Yes even the OTR industry has a
breaking point and a meltdown of a Class 1 Railroad on the east coast
would be very close to what would bring us to it.

Name: Hogger
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 05 August 2017

Hoggers 

Pay attention to your air pressure.  Been noticing a lot of these long
trains have been showing 92-95 on the rest and the break pipe is up
around 92. Been getting this kind of power alot. Call the mechanical
desk if you can't change it.  It's been slowly happening over the
last few months. I think they been ordered to slowly turn it up hoping
we won't notice to get ready for winter montbs. Bet your bottom dollar
it's an TH move.  Few says 90 pds for freight. PERIOD! Report this
crap!

Name: A Dispatcher
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 10-20 years
Posted: 05 August 2017

The company moving all the dispatchers back to Jax is going about as
smooth as everything ole HH is changing.  


I think they finally realized there are a lot more of us that aren't
moving down than they expected.  

Friday they contacted all 30 of the Huntington dispatchers that got
screwed over last year when they killed the division and asked if they
would be interested in coming back to dispatching.   Apparently each of
them in their own creative way told them NO.


Well the moves start on September 1st, although no one actually knows
who is supposed to show up that day because the company refuses to talk
to the union about it. 
So expect your dispatching to go downhill here soon.  You'll have a
bunch of people scrambling to be trained on desks  they've never
worked before.  And sometime soon they'll have to be a large influx of
brand new dispatchers hired and trained...  And we all know how much fun
that is

Name: Hunters lungs 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 04 August 2017

http://jacksonville.com/business/2017-08-04/csx-unions-not-happy-ceo-harrison-s-letter-or-changes

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 04 August 2017

Fis and Cunter

I think it's because blet is in negotiations with that sorry old man
on hourly wage.

Name: Investors
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 04 August 2017

Good bye Hawthorne yard. No reason for your existence. Small industries
around the belt and few transfer jobs don't fill the pockets. It's
all chump change. Over head and maintenance cost aren't worth it.
Replace you with new intermodal contracts. No need to go to that hole
up on the hill. People around the belt won't miss you either. Let a
shortline annoy the residence of Indy. It has enough makeup to sell
now.  Come on Hunter.  Quit stalling and get it done.

Name: Dong Bageley
E-mail: Dong_Bageley@csx.com
Employed as: M of W, for 10-20 years
Posted: 04 August 2017

Why is it that the bridge clerk for Nashville Division was taken out of
service because he has cancer. He has had thyroid cancer treatment and
lung cancer treatment at MD Anderson. He worked in the office and not
on the a bridge. Hunter is on full time oxygen. Never had a required
CSX physical and he should never have been an employee. What a double
standard!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years
Posted: 04 August 2017

So far, it sure looks like\seems, the big-shots only care about big
$$$$$ short term.  Stay tuned everyone.....

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: CSX Customer, for N/A
Posted: 04 August 2017

For your reading entertainment. We knew he was a shithook at CN and CP

http://fyouth.com/news/corporate-villain-of-the-month--hunter-harrison-january-2012

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-archer-daniels-canadianpacific-lawsui-idUSKCN0WP2HG

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-07-24/hunter-harrison-out-control-whats-realy-going-csx

http://www.railwayage.com/index.php/freight/class-i/will-hunter-harrison-reemerge%E2%80%94at-cp.html

http://business.financialpost.com/transportation/the-other-side-of-hunter-harrisons-cp-legacy-white-collar-workers-driving-trains/wcm/bad58a50-2e75-4079-bb4a-9087e2d09787

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/hunter-harrison-cp-rail-employment-package-1.3950201

Name: chad wilbourn
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 04 August 2017

dear hunter harrison.  I will work for you and promise to screw over any
employees you want me to.  just know i have a fake degree from madison
university so i ain't two smart.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: CSX Customer, for N/A
Posted: 04 August 2017

I am completely convinced Eugene is nuts, really I mean it, not just an
insult thrown out. He has many plans and positions that run 180 degrees
in conflict with his goals of efficiency and cost cutting but the one
that tells me he has lost his mind is the helper engine matter. Anyone
knows the time it takes a crew to double a hill and that it ties up
even a double track main for hours in many miles both directions each
time one train has to perform that operation. It is totally in conflict
with his supposed goals.

Every day we come in and check the news with the hope ther is a news
item that he took the dirt nap the night before....can't come soon
enough.

These investment hedge fund greedy MFR's are so totally blinded by
greed and I hope they lose a bundle as a lesson, they never get it.
Sears is a great example as CEO Eddie Lampert has been there 13 or 14
years totally screwing up Sears/Kmart and they keep him in
there....amazing. I think we have to hope Eugene's emphasyma gets him
soon.

Name: cunterFagison
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 04 August 2017

I've been a Blet member since 1999.  My hat's off to SMART for their
statement to EH.   Somewhat disappointed in Blet's silence.  


I appreciate the customers rejections of Eh's statements also.

Name: CO
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 04 August 2017

Local news 


Had 3 of my neighbors come by the house and ask me what was going on.
Saw it all over the news about avon  being shut down and wanted to know
how if I lost my job. Said they thought it was crazy and wanted to know
who came up with the decision.  Of course had to explain this precision
crap and HH. Everyone thinks he is nuts!  My neighbors are freaking out.

Name: Cool mo D
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 04 August 2017

Old shit Hunter or OSH  as he shall be called is running CSX like the
Democrats and Obama the Shit Head OSH did the U.S. for 8 lousy fucking
Years go on vacation Hunter you got 84 million you stole from CSX.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Engine repair, for 10-20 years
Posted: 03 August 2017

Hh is done! He came to csx thinking he was going to change everything
but that dumb f**k is so far out of his league here that he has no idea
what we can do to this dumb ass! So bring it on Bitch! You an't seen
shit.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 03 August 2017

Government not a roadblock? Tell that to the federal and state officials
watching the burning rail cars in Hyndman!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 03 August 2017

He didn't get a letter but one man crew is coming .

Name: Shove this contract
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 03 August 2017

Just received letter carrier is offering 27.30/hr. 3% increase every
year for life on contract .With insurance remaining the same till
2021.
3extra pl days and mandatory 5-2 schedule.  100% availability each
quarter receive 25 shares, abolishment of caps with 1 sick day every
28, no personal business or union mark offs fri-mon unless there is an
investigation.   48.50/hr if we agree to run  one man trains. If and
when the carrier decides to.

If this is true it sucks! 27.30 per hour is less than we make now, 3%
increase per year doesn't keep up with inflation, insurance the same
for 4 years (gee thanks) 3 extra pl days per year wow a $600 value! 5-2
schedule take it or leave it I guess. $50 per share x 25 shares wow a
$1250 value every 3 months for the few that are available 100% Caps, I
can mark off 3 days in a row now then get my points back, once allowed
every 28 days what if I need to be sick for 3 days in a row? Who wants
personal business Tuesday Wednesday or Thursday? One man crews goodbye
railroad cause it ain't gonna work! 
P.S. 3% of $27.30 is 82 cents, wow what a raise. I guess I can use that
raise for my boots and hi-vis crap.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 03 August 2017

Blue & anyone else that would ever agree to vote for that have to be
among the most foolish, ignorant, dumbest, stupid morons ever........

Name: Blue
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 03 August 2017

485 lol   

$65.00 per hour and me and the rest of the operators vote 1 man crews
today.

Name: Tellthetruth
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 03 August 2017

Thank you SMART-TD General Chairmen for sticking up for us!!!!

http://www.myutubo.com/News.html



Mr. E. Hunter Harrison
President and Chief Executive Officer
CSX Transportation, Inc.
500 Water Street
Jacksonville, FL 32202

Dear Mr. Harrison,
The undersigned General Chairmen are deeply disturbed by comments you
made to CSX customers in a letter, widely distributed in the media,
pertaining to the “push back” and “resistance” of employees that you
allege are the root of service disruptions. Although your accusations
did not specify labor at the ballast level, the impression is that
contract labor is responsible for the service disruptions.

The Organization refuses to accept responsibility for service
disruptions that negatively affect the customers when we have no input
on operational changes. We receive minimal and, in most cases, no
communication from any department about the significant changes being
implemented almost daily. We have a proven track record in this
industry for promoting changes that benefit our members and the
company. The undersigned have repeatedly requested to be involved in
the “new plan”, but have been ignored. If you recall, our support and
advice was offered directly to you on the conference call held May 12,
2017. 

Our members, the ballast line employees, rightfully take your comments
as a personal attack on their professionalism. Your letter was a kick
to the gut and a severe blow to their morale. They have worked through
numerous operational challenges and changes to their work routines.
Despite harsh treatment, furloughs and repeated violations of their
collective bargaining agreements, it has not deterred the employees
from fulfilling their duties. If anything, our members are “pushing
forward” even though management is providing limited guidance and
resources.

As a reminder, our members are dedicated career employees and also
stockholders with a vested interest in the direction of the company. To
suggest contract employees would intentionally disrupt operations
misleads the general public and insults the integrity of our crafts.
This Organization will not allow our members to serve as an excuse for
management’s inability to communicate and execute your ‘precision
scheduled railroading’.

In the future, alleged issues related to the performance of labor
should be addressed with the undersigned General Chairmen.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 03 August 2017

Most everyone will want to and should be able to see/read/review said
letter.  $48.50 per hr. to operate trains one man only = nuts. 
$485.00 per hr. may be considered.

Name: Kip
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 03 August 2017

Just received letter carrier is offering 27.30/hr. 3% increase every
year for life on contract .With insurance remaining the same till 2021.
3extra pl days and mandatory 5-2 schedule.  100% availability each
quarter receive 25 shares, abolishment of caps with 1 sick day every
28, no personal business or union mark offs fri-mon unless there is an
investigation.   48.50/hr if we agree to run  one man trains. If and
when the carrier decides to.

Name: cunterFagison
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 20-30 years
Posted: 03 August 2017

Update

E has just scrapped that plan.  Avon is going to remain open and run at
full capacity as a flat switch yard.   Hawthorne after all the money
dumped into is going to turn into Caskey.  As of 1330 but with this
crazy old man it may change by his next dialysis.

Name: UPDATE!
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 03 August 2017

NEWS FLASH!

The evil genious known as Hunter Harrison have once again pulled one
off and did it in style. By closing down the diesel shop and cutting
the fueling/prepping staff to the bare nubs, along with closing down
90% of avon yard (located in Indianapolis Indiana) he has managed to
not only cut this months electric bill in half, but the cost of
overhead for the month as well. In the meantime he used his precision
railroading plan for an excuse to upgrade the CSX Hawthorne yard for  a
buyers market. The run down yard and buildings were not of any real
interest to any short line railroads but with the track improvements
and new structures it is now a buyers markets. With buildings for
maintenance and the ability to fuel engines along with a crew building
the short lines are now turning an eye to the property.   The INRD
would be the best investor in the property as they already have
business out of Indianapolis and are partnered with the CN in an
already booming Intermodal business. The belt around Indianapolis has
always been a thorn in CSX's side and Hunter will have no problem
giving that business away. 

This is why Hunter is known as the king of railroading. He knows how to
turn a profit and bamboozle everyone along the way.

Hope he make a fortune on the property at Hawthorne. Now, if he really
is the king as Progressive railroading has always claimed, he will
strike a deal with the buyer. Maybe even lease it with usage rights and
profit sharing.  Great yard for more Intermodal business with the
INRD/CN!

Name: cunterfagison
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 20-30 years
Posted: 03 August 2017

“Service has declined to the point that it appears CSX is trying to
drive my plant out of business. I have missed customer orders and been
forced to idle my plant numerous times due to failure to get service.
The only answers we get are basically, ‘That’s tough. Get used to it.’
The situation is untenable, and I am actively looking to switch my
business elsewhere wherever possible, as soon as possible.”


another company said that precision rr is costing his company thousands

Name: cunterfagison
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 20-30 years
Posted: 03 August 2017

http://www.ble-t.org/pr/news/headline.asp?id=47309


What a Jack Wagon

Name: Hogger
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 03 August 2017

Other 

Not defending any one from not doing a class one air brake test right,
but once you have had the air pressure up to 75 or more on the rear and
flow below 60 and you have done your set and release you can leave the
yard with less on the rear. Its not necessary to have 75 pds on the
rear to leave. You already had 75 when you did the class one test. Read
your rules before you say something to an official that sounds like you
are an idiot. There are air brake and train handling rules for starting
a train and they are black and white. "Allow sufficient time for air
brakes to release".  Doesn't say anything about having 75 on the rear
or the flow below 60 again. Its up to the hogger to decide if he feels
his air brakes have released and he needs to wait longer before
departing.

Pay more attention to the other crap they are violating out on the line
of road. Like illegal roll by inspections when picking up cars on line
of road. TM's have been following crews around and rushing them. Been
making them skip a full inspection of both sides of the train before
doing a roll by. That law hasn't changed.  Also running trains without
proper clearance bureau messages and no paper work for engineers on
tonnage weight and load empties. 
Turn off the PTC AND THE TO if you aren't given the proper info in
writing. If they give you info over the radio call the PTC help desk
and the TO desk and report who and when they told you the info.
Both departments have made it very clear.

IF YOU PUT UNDOCUMENTED INFO INTO THE PTC OR THE TO AND THE PROGRAMS
HANDLE THE TRAIN INCORRECTLY WHICH RESULTS IN DERAILMENT OR BROKEN
KNUCLES OR DRAWBARS YOU WILL BE HELD FULLY RESPONSIBLE FOR THE DAMAGE!
DO NOT MAKE UP/GUESS THE INFORMATION DISENGAGE AND REPORT IT TO THE
PROPER DEPARTMENT.  
CSX's inability to provide paper work for your pickup is not your
fault nor it it your responsibility for make a million phone calls to
get or nor do the work of the YM or TM. Cover your ass and turn the
programs off!

Name: Cool mo D
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 03 August 2017

Well it's official Hunter and his clan couldn't run a train around a
Christmas tree and get it from point A to point B with out fucking it
up.    
CSX has a new motto: FUCK IT MAY AS WELL TRUCK IT

Name: Pushback
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for 30+ years
Posted: 03 August 2017

FYI for anyone concerned:
For FRA Regions 1-6 that cover CSX Territory,
https://www.fra.dot.gov/app/violationreport
(This link is to report safety violations) Overall, it is safe to give
info on this site, without fear of retaliation from CSX!

U.S. Surface Transportation Board (USSTB)
Mailing address: STB, 395 East Street Southwest, Washington, D.C.
20423-0001
General info: 202-245-0245
Office of Public Assistance, Government Affairs, and Compliance:
1-202-245-0238
(They will keep things confidential, also safe to call them!)

National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB)
Eastern Regional Office: 571-223-3930 (Covers most of CSX)
Central Office covers; Ohio, Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Louisiana.
(Safe to call)

CSX Ethics Hotline: 800-737-1663 (Not safe to call)
TellCSX: 1-877-TellCSX (Not safe to call)
CSXConnect: 1-800-633-4045 (Not safe to call)
ALL CSX lines are recorded, and have caller ID. If you wish to remain
anonymous and employed, do not fuck with these lines!!!!! Good luck
guys!!!

Name: still counting
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 02 August 2017

Avon-Hawthorne

The place is crawling with new Tm's and supervisors from Florida and
elsewhere. WATCH YOUR BACKS. Right now they are swamped with all the
crap HH has created at avon but when things don't look like they are
happening as  fast as HH had planned, the retaliation is going to hit
the fan. We can hear the old man yelling..."OFF WITH THEIR HEADS!"
Its going to get real ugly. Don't think for one moment that any of you
will stop the ego maniac from doing as he has planned. He will not let
up. He will change you or break you. His comment to the STB to go
f....k themselves and they wont tell him how to run HIS RAILROAD should
show all of you what level his mentality is at. This old man is no
different than Tony Ingram or Dave Brown was. Both of them always
bragged that CSX was their railroad.  They all forgot that each and
every one of us who own stock are owners of this railroad. We are all
investors. We may not have a seat on the board but we have the power to
influence it.  There is also a confidential number you can call and
report problems to the STB! You can inform them of any customer you
know that is not getting serviced properly and is having problems
because of it.  This is not HIS RAILROAD!  It belongs to all of us.
Lets not let him ruin it for everyone who has had their lives invested
in it for years!

Name: Trump
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 02 August 2017

The numbers don't lie.

http://www.railroadpm.org/home/RPM/Performance%20Reports/CSX.aspx

E.H.H. You're Fired!

Name: I hate ugene
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 02 August 2017

Can't wait to see who Harrison blames for the derailment outside of
Cumberland MD. The evacuated 2 towns.. railroad will b paying out the
ass for this one. I hope the board of directors can see how fucking
stupid they are by hiring this narcissistic old dumb fuck.seriously who
is dumber csx board of directors or shareholders.both have let greed
cloud judgement.this Harrison is nothing special although he thinks he
is. But anybody can cut jobs and sell off equipment and infrastructure.
That certainly doesn't make him a rr legend like he thinks he is..
Harrison couldn't hold Michael ward jock strap. Or Stanley crane, or
Goode from ns. Just for ugene. Can't wait to piss and shit in Ur
casket right in front of Ur family

Name: bluegill
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 02 August 2017

I believe Brewer is his favorite yard.

It's one of a few yards even he can manage.  Of course a chimp could
run a handful of tracks.

Name: 
E-mail: WTF
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 02 August 2017

Jesus....man it's bad people 


Came into Avon and took shit out of people's lockers who didn't have
locks on them and threw it on the floor. Some guys just didn't have
locks.  This is fu....ked up man. There wasn't one single notice to
clear out any lockers just to register your locker number with the
supervisors. There was no deadline to clean them out.  How much shit is
going to get stolen. How about people on vacation or on their off days
and don't know what happened! can the frickin disrespect for
employee's get any worse with this company. This shit is getting out
of hand.  Get off your asses UTU AND BLET.

Name: HR
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years
Posted: 02 August 2017

T&E 

As of now 42 job positions have been abolished at avon yard on the
greatlakes division. Expect some errors in job placement for engineers
who are on the bid system. Crew management has not been fully briefed
on the situation and will be calling crews to work areas they are not
qualified. When you are called please be patient. You can help by
explaining the situation and having them make entries in your employee
history as to where you are qualified to work. Becoming angry will not
help anyone. They are in the dark as is everyone else in corporate
headquarters as to the magnitude of confussion this will cause. Hang in
there and give it time to settle down. We are all in this boat together.
Let's try to keep the water's calm.

Name: Guardian dog
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 02 August 2017

customers,

We employees would like to apologize for the shoddy treatment you have
received of late. Although eugene, ole horse theif as we call him,
blames us I ve no doubt no one is actually fooled by his deception nor
deceit. Facts are a guy name Paulie Halia has hijacked csx. brought in
fellow robber and you and the stock holders are being cheated.  Eugene
has fired all 8 dividion managers and thheir asdistants. all chiefs.
all assistants. all terminal superintendents. many employees and
dispatchers. truth is everyoneis trying to save their terminal. crews
are working 12+ hours wirhout breaks. then eugene lies. 
lastly, eugene, we are not your fing troops. you are not a general this
is not a mission. remember that little thing called the Vietnam
conflict. the one you failed to enlist for. at age 20. 
patience customers. eugenes days here are numbered. their isa jail cell
waiting him paulie Ackerman and possibly bezos.

Name: bluegill
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 02 August 2017

Brewer Yard?

I figured that dump would be bulldozed down.   That place needs a YM
and or TM like EH needs another Yes Man.

Name: Cool mo D
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 02 August 2017

Blame me and all my coworkers for the mess on csx well from all of us to
Mr Harrison goes a big FUCK YOU. I hear Hunter is going on undercover
boss. FYI he's the one with the air tank.

Name: Heretodaygonetomorrow
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 01 August 2017

People hate him because everywhere he's gone massive amount of job
reductions and property sell offs happen.

To put this in perspective - in the 5 years he was at CP over 6,000
people lost their jobs. The company now employs about 11,000 people, so
that's roughly 40% of his work force that was eliminated. Was some of
that work waste? Yes. But no company has 40% of their work force doing
nothing. Railroads also own a lot of land - they need it. Expansion is
necessary at some point and land is the one thing they don't make more
of. At CP he sold nearly all their idle holdings and then gave the
profits of those sales to the share holders. People from CN say he did
the same thing their and once he was gone the new management had one
hell of a time managing their business as he had more or less
bankrupted it, didn't hire properly, etc

As someone currently in the railroad I can shed some light on some
things. He puts massive bonuses on bosses finding ways to lay people
off. I can't list many other things he's done but the list would be
long. The short of it is he makes a lot of money for share holders
while annihilating his work force to do it. The rich love him and hail
him as the greatest railroader ever. The real railroader see what he
actual does and despise him

Name: cunterfagison
E-mail: dontunplugme.com
Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 01 August 2017

I'll fire every operating craft employee in the field.  You no good
sons of bitches are to blame for the stand still of freight. 
circumcision railroading is 100% fool proof.  It worked in Canada on a
linear RR.  It can work a little further south.  Al myy yess men agre
wit mee.   I ned oxygin now!   I only use it for a slight cough. It
helps me because I'm running on pure adrenaline I've never felt
better.  I can't be stopped.  I'm setting up an onsite hospital in
HQ.  Equipped with monitors to keep an eye on the troops.  I'll crush
the Rebellion.

Name: Troop
E-mail: Ah ishh push it
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 01 August 2017

Hunter blames the employees pushing back for his system not working,
wtf? When we were humping we got more freight processed in 6 hours and
got quits. Now we work twice as long and can't get half the customers
serviced. Here's an idea, it ain't working because it's a stupid
fucking idea so revert back to how it was and see the improved quality
of service.

Name: Tellthetruth
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 01 August 2017

Thank you SMART

John Risch, a spokesman for the transportation division of the SMART
Union, which represents CSX operations employees, said "significant
delays" had been caused by Harrison's changes, such as doubling the
size of trains and shutting down hump yards where a freight train's
cars are separated onto different tracks.

"No one is more to blame for CSX's service disruptions than the man
who ordered the dramatic changes to operations and that's Hunter
Harrison," Risch said by email.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 01 August 2017

He got promoted

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 01 August 2017

Ape 20 to 30 years.

Don't give up now!  You're so close.  If you hang around and save
your pennies, you'll have enough to get a new computer that has a caps
key AND a spell checker.  Microsoft will soon have something to counter
the irrational thinking but, for now, shoot for the first two.  Good
luck!!!

Name: HH
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 1-10 years
Posted: 01 August 2017

In regards to blaming crews for my failures. 
"If those pesky crews would stop closing yards and hump terminals and
bottlenecki ng everything, customers would get their cars. We wouldnt
be losing customers to NS and trucking companies. The pesky crews
demand 2 mile+ trains with set off and picks up along route. They
refuse to have enough power to run trains and demanded I put engines in
storage. They've ran off all the management with their fear tactics.
They want to keep everything secret until it happens without notifying
anybody about whats going on. Theyre not wanting to pay more in health
insurance and give up rights to help the greater good of this company
and help pay my salary and bonus."

So yes, I do blame the crews because if I had to run this railroad my
way......

Name: poe
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 01 August 2017

how the hell does one push back?  how can I do my part in resisting this
insanity?

how about some specifics old man.

Name: Union
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 01 August 2017

Blet and Smart should condemn Harrison comments on the "Push back of
the Troops"   

The Union shouldn't let comments like this go unanswered Nor should
the customer accept a lame response.

Name: Hunterisascumbag
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 01 August 2017

HUNTER IS LIKE DONALD TRUMP IN A LOT OF WAYS . BOTH ARE LYING PRICES OF
SHIT . THE MOST OBVIOUS IS THAT WHEN THINGS GO BAD OR HE GETS BAD PRESS
TRUMP BLAMES THE "FAKE MEDIA/FAKE NEWS/BIAS MEDIA" AND WHEN SOMETHING
GOES  RIGHT TRUMP TAKES ALL THE CREDIT,  EVEN THOUGH HE PROBALY HAD
NOTHING TO DO WITH IT. NOW HUNTER TAKES CREDIT WHEN HIS "PERCICION
RAILROADING" WORKS AND WHEN IT GOES BAD "THE TROOPS ARE PUSHING
BACK" THE EMPLOYEES  FAULT. THIS IS NO SUNRISE TO ME. THIS MAN WILL
DIE WITH A SMILE ON HIS FACE KNOWING HOW MANY PEOPLE HAS SCREWED OVER
THE YEARS FOR THE ALL MIGHT DOLLAR. SOME ONE NEEDS TO SIT DOWN WITH A
REPORTER AND SET THE RECORD STRAIGHT ABOUT WHY THINGS HAVE MELTED DOWN.
I HAVE 20 PLUS YEARS NOW STARTING WITH CONRAIL AND OVER TO CSX AT SPLIT
DATE AND I THINK ABOUT QUITTING THIS SHIT HOLE EVERY DAY CAUSE OF THIS
SCUMBAG HARRISON.

Name: Phil Logan
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 01 August 2017

Just heard on the Baltimore division Eugene has managers (the Michael
Jordan's of railroading he brought in from the CN)who have disguised
themselves as t&e and are firing crews. Got two crews and a yardmaster
out of service.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: CSX Customer, for N/A
Posted: 01 August 2017

Such BS, almost as bad as the response to railway age. The arrogant
prick points the blame at his people and takes not one shred of blame
or remorse on himself. Another demonstrations of extremely poor
leadership. His Middle Paragraph in his response to railway age he
claims service metrics are better.....one must ask, in what parallel
universe does he reside in ?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 01 August 2017

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwiJvqfNt7bVAhVM_4MKHeAxB8MQqUMIKDAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.reuters.com%2Farticle%2Fus-csx-disruptions-idUSKBN1AH4OV%3Fil%3D0&usg=AFQjCNHT_Oj-wUu2UvVR072-Yg7gtmVJfA

Name: help
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 01 August 2017

csx stock price, csx news, csx rumors, csx Harrison
 
Harrison using the men for an escape goat for idiotic operations.  We
all know your suffering from oxygen deprivation.

Name: Mercy
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 01 August 2017

Great attribute of a leader.  Is one who accepts responsibility.  Good
or bad.  

If that old fuck won Railroader of the year.  He wouldn't give thanks
to the men for their long hours and sweat.   But he'll pass the
negative on down the line.

A man can't be trusted when he doesn't take responsibility for their
actions.

Name: catfish
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for 30+ years
Posted: 01 August 2017

Surprise Surprise!!!


Edwenna is blaming the men again for his failures.

CSX Chief Executive Hunter Harrison in a letter to the railroad’s
customers apologized for mounting service issues, citing the rapid pace
of operational changes he has implemented and blaming employees who have
“pushed back” against those changes

Name: other
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years
Posted: 01 August 2017

Crews

Hunter is on his last leg of medication. He has had to double his meds
and is just about to lose his ability to breath without a machine. 

People wake up!  This is his last chance of trying to be the king of
Railroading. The more you fight his changes the more he is going to
buckle down and show you he will do what he says and what ever he
wants. He has nothing left. He is going to die of either lung failure
or heart failure. He also has a limited amount of oxygen provided to
his brain which will cause him to lose any sense of recognition.

His partners are just sitting back and waiting like vultures. He wont
last that long. The stress will take its toll on him. He just wants a
tomb stone that says he was the greatest railroad CEO in the world. 

He is no better than trump when it comes to his ego and his control
freak attitude.  Give it time. He will lose it to his illness.

Name: investor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years
Posted: 31 July 2017

LET THE BALL GAME BEGIN!


First pitch. The STB sent a letter out to Harrison on July 27th
requesting weekly briefings with their department heads.


Second pitch. Harrison informs lower staff that the STB can go F*%#@8K
themselves. They are not going to tell him how to run his railroad.


Third pitch...... still waiting in the stands to see how the STB is
going to react to this blatant "I'm god and Im not answering to you
or anyone"!

Stay tuned for further broadcast from the box!

Name: UP Hunter Harrison
E-mail: conductor@upee.com
Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years
Posted: 31 July 2017

Hunter Harrison and his financial backers are pursuing a hostile
takeover of the Union Pacific. The Team presented a proposal to UP'S
Board of Directors, and described how inept the current management team
is. And that is due in part, to UP's CEO unwillingness to eliminate
10,000 employees, and an acceptance of all liability for running drug
trains out of Mexico!

Name: Phil Logan
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 31 July 2017

Time to blame crews and deal with them...

To our valued customer, 

Over the past four months, CSX has been undergoing a tremendous amount
of change, including an operational transformation that will ultimately
result in better service to our customers. We’re not at the finish line
yet, but I’m personally writing you today to reaffirm our commitment to
working with you individually to ensure you receive the support you
require to meet your business needs. 

I think we can agree that more-reliable service and improved asset
utilization is a win-win for your business and ours. It is with these
intentions that we have focused our efforts – moving our customer’s
freight consistently, reliably and cost efficiently. 

The pace of change at CSX has been extremely rapid, and while most
people at the company have embraced the new plan, unfortunately, a few
have pushed back and continue to do so. This resistance to change has
resulted in some service disruptions. To those customers that have
experienced such issues, we sincerely apologize. As we move forward, we
will continue to address these internal personnel matters and our teams
have recommitted themselves to reaching out to those affected to work
through any service issues and resolve them as quickly as possible. 

Throughout our transformation, one thing that has remained constant is
our dedication to our customers and the great effort we put forth to
deliver the service you expect from CSX. Our operating and sales and
marketing teams are collaborating closely to better ensure you are
prepared for and work through any planned changes that may occur. I
will remain engaged in overseeing our customer service and
communications efforts, and appreciate your partnership and willingness
to also remain engaged. 

We value your business and thank you for the opportunity to be your
transportation provider. 

Sincerely, 

Hunter

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 31 July 2017

Similar has been posted before:
Big shots plan things for years in advance -- Employees, Unions,
Workers, always have to\get to, play catch-up. 

All the changes going on now, --  while National Rail Contracts are a
huge issue & a conservative US Administration & Congress is in place,
think that's just a coincidence?

Name: Old head
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 31 July 2017

Don't know what you spring chickens think you'll gain by hoping the
stock tanks. I've got my retirement in the bag. For those that are
celebrating the stock dropping,your a bunch of idiots with out a
future.  I've seen a lot of changes to this railroad in my time and
this too will pass but things aren't going to return to the way they
were. Get over yourself and move on. And another thing, for you cry
baby whiners giving information to the media and sniveling about this
company eliminating rules protecting your safety, go change your diaper
kid. Those are one less rule to get fired for, real railroaders look out
for one another and protect ourselves. We don't depend on a rule made
up by a idiot lawyer in Jacksonville that ain't never been around a
train.

Name: Pissed
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 31 July 2017

Why is it the unions aren.t sharing any information as to contract
talks. Absolutely nothing other than the gossip going on.  Funny how
neither web sight has any updates,guess we'll find out when they
finalize an agreement and tell us to vote on it or else. I'm referring
to direct bargaining and not national.  Was just reported trump
appointed not so friendly labor lawyers to the nrlb.  They need to act
quick and come up with something. Why are we paying all this money and
can't get an update.....

Name: N/A
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 31 July 2017

This company has become a sespool of harassment and covering up messes
by management.  If u drink their cool aide then ur in if u don't they
find a way to get rid of u and fast. They have let Avon go for awhile
band aiding defects in the track and deleting the ones they can't fix
and harassing the track guys that won't climb on their side of the
fence and play their games. HH has one goal to rip apart this RR and do
it fast, take his money and move on.  Leaving us hard working family men
and woman to struggle to put food on our tables.

Name: Cool mo D
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 31 July 2017

CSX is a fucking mess,customers pissed off,employees pissed off people
being fired for doing there jobs. Would someone please switch dick
heads oxygen tank for nitrous oxide so he can have a laugh before he
kicks it. Damn

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years
Posted: 30 July 2017

CSX is in complete free fall. Outside of moving freight from point A to
point B, absolutely zero work has gotten done since December last year.
Growth projects - dead. Network upgrades - dead. Anything above needed
maintenance - dead. I know some folks in management that haven't been
in the office for months. Everyone is hiding out. Now our metrics for
servicing our customers are dead.

Name: Hogger
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 30 July 2017

Sad 

No Avon did not shut down. They are trying to start the reroute
precision RR to Hawthorne but it ain't working. East is plugged.
Hawthorne has over 800 card stuck up their arsses for Avon and can't
move shit.  Built 2 trains in that little poe duck Hawthorne yard. 
Avon yard is only thing to save his arss. Need it for storage if
anything.  Wait and see.  If he had half a brain in his head he'll use
it for his train and block swapping.

Name: Former LC
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 29 July 2017

Jinkem: that is an uninformed, ignorant foolish post.

Name: Jinkem
E-mail: Toilet wine
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 29 July 2017

We have been paying union dues all this time and now when we need them
where in the hell are they? They have no problem taking our money where
is our help. Our union is worthless. Even before Harrison our union
sucked, the union didn't fight to get you your job back when you got a
switch or hit a bumping block, the railroad brought you back because
they don't want to hire and train someone every time a 50 dollar
mistake was made. Do you know how much money that would cost csx if
they terminated everyone the first time they messed up? Not to mention
there would be very few people with more than 5 years of seniority. We
have the same union now that we had before Harrison but can't the
union get them back now? Because they never got you back to begin with,
the company was just more forgiving!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 29 July 2017

Just cause it's shiny doesn't mean it's gold. Could be fools gold !!!

Name: Sad
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 29 July 2017

Avon Yard officially shut down today.  That's approximately 800 jobs
now gone for our railroad brothers and sisters.  When are we going to
make a stand?  What are we waiting for?  Let's organize and make a
stand!

Name: Monitor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 29 July 2017

Precision!

Be very careful what your post. The post from under radar sounds a lot
like a post from management. This has happened several times over the
years when they are feeling threatened or names are being thrown out.
We haven't had a chance to look at the server location. Do not post
the names of industries that are not being served properly by the
company. This would allow other competitors to contact them and
possibly make better offers to take their business. Be very careful
that you do not cross the line in this area. Do not use any dates or
times that you were involved in any of these jobs or any times you have
witnessed poor service or failure to service the company. The company
moles that work at your yard/terminal will rat you out even if they do
not have proof. This will put a target on your back. Do not discuss
with anyone that you are posting on this site. YOU WILL BECOME A
TARGET. DO NOT TRUST ANYONE YOU WORK WITH. There are company moles in
every terminal and on every division. THIS IS A FACT. Don't be afraid
to post or be afraid to tell the truth just do it in a manner that it
can not be traced back to you or create a bidding war with competitors.
 You have obviously brought some heat down on someone. His threat was
subtle but clear. Most likely a supervisor who cant get his work done
in his area to satisfy the new KING of CSX!

Name: LC
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 29 July 2017

202089 

You need to contact the FRA Hours of service office. Do not be afraid
to do so. Explain what happened. If you are on a regularly assigned job
and you weren't rested for it and no one is available to fill it they
can hold it for you but your 10 hours of rest still can not be
violated. 
 Question is why is a terminal superintendent calling you. Have you
called your LC about this?

Name: Lester Holt 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 29 July 2017

http://www.firstcoastnews.com/mobile/article/money/business/csx-boss-target-of-scolding-from-surface-transportation-board-in-washington/460255581
more news channels digging for dirt

Name: Precision
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 29 July 2017

I doubt that you do. I've got 10 yrs seniority, I think I'm ok for
now. So are we supposed to cover it up while these assholes chase away
our customers? They are the reason you have a job. The shareholders and
the public deserve to know. Get your head out of your ass. They are
destroying our customer base. Oh no, be quiet so Hunter doesn't get
mad at us!

Name: Bedreddin
E-mail: Oxy4sale.com
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 29 July 2017

Yes it is.   I bet the text didn't amount to shit.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 29 July 2017

And I thought we had it bad on the UP I feel your pain, hopefully things
will improve for you all.

Name: Hospice
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for 20-30 years
Posted: 29 July 2017

Why is it not legal for us to Strike but some bed Redding psychopath can
cause all this disruption?   

We all know this is deliberate.  I believe he should be thrown in
prison with all his cronies.

Name: Terminal
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 29 July 2017

IF ITS NOT BROKEN DONT FIX IT

Name: Precision
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 29 July 2017

Tyrone, 
That sounds about right. And meanwhile, on the inside, the company is
telling us that if we would've listened, they wouldn't have to treat
us like that.. I guess it's our fault for not having the dishes done
before Hunter got home...

Name: Tyrone
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for 10-20 years
Posted: 29 July 2017

Does anyone remember Mohammed Saeed al-Sahaf (aka "Baghdad Bob")?

Is he in charge of the stories on the CSX website?  It is all lollipops
and rainbows.  One of the top companies to work for, customers love CSX
and all these awards going out.

When I see all the spin on the company's website and truly knowing how
it is in the field, I relate it to an abusive marriage.  On the outside
everything is fine, but behind closed doors the husband is beating the
shit out of you.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 28 July 2017

....Close most of your hump yards and then act surprised when dwell
times increase at gateway points on the periphery of your system
because nobody can figure out the new routings. Right.

"It's push back by the troops" Said, Edwin. T&E are fucking the
customers.  It's all their fault precision RRing not working.

Name: Concerned citizens 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years
Posted: 28 July 2017

"I think it would be a good thing to make everybody come before a
properly-appointed board, just as they might come before the income tax
commissioner, and say every five years, or every seven years, just put
them there, and say, “Sir, or madam, now will you be kind enough to
justify your existence?” If you’re not producing as much as you consume
or perhaps a little more, then, clearly, we cannot use the big
organizations of our society for the purpose of keeping you alive,
because your life does not benefit us and it can’t be of very much use
to yourself…. I appeal to the chemists to discover a humane gas that
will kill instantly and painlessly. In short, a gentlemanly gas –
deadly by all means, but humane not cruel."- George B. Shaw. This is
wgo our CEO looks up to and model's some part of him self after scary
stuff

Name: Precision
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 28 July 2017

Of course Hunter isn't going to respond to the comments in that article
because he wants the public to think it's just rumors. It's fact! And
as a matter of fact, alot of those same cars I told you about are still
parked everywhere while customers get no shipments. We went past
probably 40 or 50 autoracks today, loaded, sitting in a siding 70 miles
from where they go because all our other sidings are full of Willard
freight that they can't handle. 2 main in new castle has about 150
cars parked on it. There is a stone yard customer in Girard that
hasn't received his freight on a week, and there are probably 100 cars
for him parked in 5 different places. They are pissed and have called NS
for a quote. There is a cold storage place in Warren that handles french
fries for McDonald's, they are making arrangements to utilize another
facility where a different railroad can deliver to them. They received
a reefer car that sat so long, it ran out of fuel and damaged the whole
load. These are not rumors. There is a pipe manufacturer that gives us a
loaded train about once a week or so, we can't get their loads out and
their empties back to them because our yards and sidings are congested
with week (or two)old Willard freight. Again, not rumors. These aren't
small customers. Tell the truth Hunter.

Name: director
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years
Posted: 28 July 2017

ALL TRAIN AND ENGINE CREWS!!!!!

 Heads up to all crew employees who have been working long pools for
most of their careers. As of now the plan is to cut all long pools a
little at a time to see how few crews can be used to handle the
existing freight. Since most of you are working on self sustaining
pools it is suggested to make plans to be away from home until you can
get 6 or 7 starts. Some pools have already been eliminated in other
areas and more cuts are to come.  If your territory can not handle the
reduction in man power then trains will be doubled and blocked so they
can be swapped in route. If there is still a problem with man power
shortage in your territory then trains will be rerouted. Mark my word,
there will be a reduction in manpower. There will be future furloughs.
The format of precision railroading includes reducing the number of
trains run thus reducing the number of employees in the company.  Be
prepared to work long hours and getting called out as soon as you are
rested. If you need to be at home with your families then you might
consider taking a yard or local job. This may be your only option.

Name: ICU
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 28 July 2017

WTF

Thanks for pointing that out.  I for one had no idea most might not of.
 That shows what were dealing with.

Name: ICU
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 28 July 2017

This contradicts The STB's letter to CSX but I believe we all know
which to believe.

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=4&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwi8l67XqKzVAhWDyoMKHdUtAnwQqOcBCDcwAw&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.railwayage.com%2Findex.php%2Fblogs%2Fwilliam-vantuono%2Fhunter-harrison-responds-to-railway-age.html%3Fchannel%3D%26Itemid%3D491&usg=AFQjCNGta-2Dx78KGE9LlvL5d1G6egx3QA

Name: ICU
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 28 July 2017

This is proof everything T&E states is factual.  If and when Evellen is
let go all his yes men should be let go also (Sanborn)etc... They're
as guilty as he is.

http://www.ble-t.org/pr/news/headline.asp?id=47273

Name: I'm not ignorant 
E-mail: 
Employed as: M of W, for 1-10 years
Posted: 28 July 2017

As a matter of fact, we can strike, WHENEVER we want to. 
Look up LMRDA. If our unions aren't representing us as they should,
then we have the right/obligation to buck the system. We just have to
get everyone on the same page. 
Have you ever asked yourself "why are my union dues automatically
deducted from my paycheck, how do I turn that off?"

Name: dekcuF yllayoR
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 27 July 2017

The unions need to grow some balls & call for a strike, for a LEAST a
week. Break these mother fckrs! I wouldn't be surprised if we see in
the news about someone knocking this dumb bastard out.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 27 July 2017

watch the  economy tank ?  also   the safety of the usa?  in closing the
mainlines or reducing them , military vehicles cant be shipped by main
lines  very easy like in the past?  the president should step in  here 
this is worse  than we can imagine?  



  also   if you want or care to make a statement?  work very safe  and
walk easy?    no  no  short cuts  walk lite  do your jobs   work safe
!!   make  sure  your  insured for  riding with any  bosses in  their 
vehicles that are privately owned   !!!!!!!!!!!    grab a good lawyer 
boys n girls !!!!!!!

Name: Cornered now
E-mail: Strike the enemy
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 27 July 2017

With all that has been going on with stock falling, customers
complaining, rail regulator demanding answers, traffic backed way up,
and absolutely nothing going right with CSX now, Harrison and his crew
are feeling the pressure and they know that it is not working, it is
time for his exodus and we are in a position to see to it that he gets
gone quit before it's too late, you know what to do!

Name: bluegill
E-mail: oxygenplease.com
Employed as: Brakeman, for 20-30 years
Posted: 27 July 2017

He will be on a warpath now.   Hes already said the troops were pushing
back.  I bet he will try to blame us for this.

https://www.stb.gov/stb/docs/NonDocumentedPublic_Correspondence/2017/STB%20to%20CSX%20Harrison%20July%202017.pdf

Name: Surface transportation board
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 27 July 2017

HH just got a strong letter from the surface transportation board
discussing the lack of planning of precision railroading and bad
customer service. Customers complained 2nd quarter was the worst
service they have ever seen, and were even questioning if there was a
hurricane no body knew about disrupting service. The surface
transportation board  wants to have a meeting with all the top
executives at CSX to discuss ways to improve service and delays. 

I think the shareholders should know about this and proves how HH
doesn't care about customers and only cares about cutting things to
the bone to make a short term profit. Newsflash, Customers are what
makes the railroad run! I would SELL, SELL, SELL while I was ahead!

Name: Ui
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 27 July 2017

Shit going to hit the fan.  Edwina will bring hell on TE now.  He was
blame on to us.


https://www.wsj.com/articles/rail-regulator-tells-csx-to-fix-service-problems-1501193898

Name: Mac Drizzle
E-mail: Makin it rain
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 27 July 2017

Stock down $2.00 today 7/27/17, if Harrison bought 300,000 shares then
he just lost $600,000 TODAY! LOL

Name: Legal
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 27 July 2017

Hayride


We know which TM is now assigned over the St.Louis line which includes
Terre Haute IN. We are also well aware of previous threats of
insubordination on other T&E employees in this area. Reports are coming
in that many supervisors are using the threat of insubordination. If he
was forcing them to do a move that was on the good faith challenge list
then they should have called him out on it. Nothing has ever been put in
writing, that we are aware of, that states you can no longer use a good
faith challenge. If it wasn't they can still file ethics charges and
contact OSHA to see if the act he was forcing them to do was considered
unsafe enough to put them in harms way and could be considered a serious
work place violation. 
  
All employees are issued a life insurance policy when they are hired.
There are guidelines that employers must follow under these policies in
order to protect the insurance company from having to pay out claims
that could have and should have been prevented.
MetLife is the policy holder. You were also given a policy for
accidental health and dismemberment. You can call MetLife and put them
on notice that there is a supervisor who is putting employees in harms
way. File a formal complaint with OSHA. Have it on record just in case
you are pushed by this supervisor or any supervisor for that matter and
you do get hurt.  Start a paper trail. There is no place for harassment
or intimidation in the workplace no matter how much the new CEO is
breathing down their necks. Expect the threat of insubordination to be
the most used course of action by your supervisors. This action
warrants the toughest course of action from the employee. A formal
complaint also needs to be filed immediately with your Local
Chairman's. A hostile work environment has already been created
throughout management and is now trickling down to the T&E workforce.
Again, there is no place for this kind of brutality in the work place.


MetLife-  1-800-357-4482
OSHA staff can discuss your complaint and respond to any questions you
have. IF THERE IS A EMERGENCY OR THE HAZARD IS IMMEDIATELY
LIFE-THREATENING CALL YOUR LOCAL OSHA REGIONAL OR AREA OFFICE OR 
1-800-321-OSHA.
Work safely, watch each other in the fields and under no circumstances
do you ever allow a supervisor to threaten and intimidate you or anyone
into doing something that can threaten your health or that of others.

Name: Stock Report
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 1-10 years
Posted: 27 July 2017

Stock way down. Sell now while you can. Harrison has lost his mind. His
methods are not working. Customers are leaving, NS is swooping in like
vultures. Sell, sell, sell

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 27 July 2017

EEH -- This was confirmed correct this morning through senior management
at the CN. "Hunter didn’t voluntarily retire from CN. CN wasn’t
planning on renewing his contract.”

CSX employees -- I feel very bad for the employees. Both for the
families that no longer can make there house payment and the ones left
that are going crazy with work. No one in management wants to answer
anything even how small it is for fear of there job. Customers have
started finding other routes that have the CSX in the route least
possible. Customers can understand floods or hurricanes but cycle times
going from 2 weeks to a month due to internal changes is not so
understand. The overall bad part is that this will end up with more
product in trucks and not trains so it is a lose for everyone. EEH will
not be there long due to health reasons. I just hope there is a railroad
left. This is good read and covers a lot of things from stock price,
crews, management, power/loco per ton issues/ hump yards but does not
address other not so seen issues as the CSX pulled out from the
national box car pool and pulling out of long standing agreements with
other lines with giving a few days warning etc. I will be praying for
the railroaders families in this time of need. 

http://www.railwayage.com/index.php/blogs/william-vantuono/whats-going-on-at-csx.html

Name: hayride
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 27 July 2017

wax

They must have or they'd still be out.   You don't come back from
that charge.

Name: hayride
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 27 July 2017

2 nights ago that sorry sob in terre haute pulled a couple damn good
guys out of service.   He wanted them to do an unsafe move.  They
questioned him about it he pulled them out and tried to charge them
with insubordination.  Well they're back in service today.  CSX should
fire that fucking idiot for harassing two damn good employees.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Engine repair, for 10-20 years
Posted: 27 July 2017

Let me tell you what manager make, a hell of a lot more for nothing
including bonuses. Basically they are a bunch of lazy bitches that
found a way out of having to work but much rather suck on cocks for a
living. How can you even live with yourself is beyond me! Every manager
csx has is a sorry excuse of a person, which only comes from above. That
is why the csx is in the situation it is now!

Name: John
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years
Posted: 27 July 2017

Hey CSX customer.

Good luck with ya business.
Maybe that new FRA asshole will help out.
NTSB...?? Maybe.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 26 July 2017

The person who posted as:  Big pappa - APE, for 30+ years......
must be a moron.  Evidently has never paid any attention to what's
been going on for a long, long time.  That ignorant & really taking
home 8K per month?  Amazing.

Name: Whatajoke!
E-mail: 
Employed as: M of W, for 1-10 years
Posted: 26 July 2017

As of 7/24/17 there will no longer be job briefings. Csx...where safety
is a way of life. You measly employees go straight to the truck and
await for the foreman to tell u what to do. Out of the yard by 0715.
AND have a good attitude even tho your future and safety means nothing
to the company.CSX IS THE LAUGHING STOCK OF RAILROADING AND MANAGEMENT
IS TO BLAME!!!!

Name: todd novak
E-mail: collinwood .com
Employed as: Yard Master, for 1-10 years
Posted: 26 July 2017

POO POO I am still working  and I was planning to pay the money back .
all it was a short term loan  the just found that time   becouse of the
buffalo long poolers  kept me from making the big bucks . well no long
pools now . !!!!!

Name: Big pappa
E-mail: Rr
Employed as: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 26 July 2017

Per pay half let's say you bring home $4000 that's $8000 bring home
per month. That's 96k per year take home, so in a 30 year career you
would have brought home a little shy of 3 million. Your entire life on
the railroad and you bring home less than 3 million dollars. This guy
gets 84 million up front and might be here 3 years. So basically HH
makes in 3 months what you make your entire life. Is this guy really
worth 84 million? If so we are worth a hell of a lot more we actually
make the railroad work we are the ones in the elements and filth that
go home tired and beat down every day.

Name: Jinkem
E-mail: T
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 26 July 2017

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=https://www.wsj.com/amp/articles/norfolk-southern-says-its-winning-customers-from-csx-1501083819&ved=0ahUKEwim1PuIyqfVAhUFRyYKHbbHBH0QqUMIHjAA&usg=AFQjCNEHZb0cR7B6ys-b3yavGw3zN4AKLg&ampcf=1

Name: not important
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 26 July 2017

seems suspicious csx stock was at an all time low when mantle bought it.

it seems ironic ns and up turn in record numbers yet their stock prices
plummet. all railroads stocks are down. except cp. I smell a rat.
possibly two rats. one phat. phat paulie and slick willie Ackerman.
wonder of it was bezos who gave phatpaylie a $ billion?  mantke ridge 1
~10 clients and 4 employees. man I wanna see phat boy get whars coming
to him. more thn eugene. imagine phat boy in prison.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: CSX Customer, for N/A
Posted: 26 July 2017

Can't use BNSF to access my plants in the deep southeast, they get only
as far as B'ham.

Service problems are visibly worsening last week and this week,
multiple terminals and lanes.

I am very familiar with the UP during the 98-99 meltdown. It was made
much worse by Dick Davidson's arrogance and my way or the highway
attitude. Was longer and deeper than it should have been because his
pride would not let him admit he was wrong and alter the game plan. It
was so bad, there was a coup attempt to get Davidson out in 99. It
failed. Many referred to him at UP as a switchman in a suit.

As bad as Davidson was, Eugene is worse as he is not only a big ego
arrogant type but also driven by extreme greed. I am seriously
considering a third problem....he is possibly losing his mind,
really....His hatred of hump yards makes no sense to me if he is all
about efficiency, statements of trying to single track the waterlevel
route add to my wondering but the one that tells me he no longer has
both oars in the water is the cutting helper locomotives and doubling
the hill.....a horrendously inefficient mode of operating and will
really gum up lanes badly....from a guy that is supposed to be about
cost cutting and efficiency ? He talks about longer trains but is
parking power and cutting HP on trains, I already have cars pulled off
manifest trains and parked as the cars were overweight for the HP
assigned. Joke if you want about not enough oxygen getting to his head
but I am seriously considering this guy is off his rocker at this
point. The fact the wealthy investors and Mantle Ridge stand by this
guy show how blind their own greed has made them......you can't make
this stuff up. I hope the stock tanks enough that they kick EHH out and
take a bath, maybe that will wake some up that support EHH when they see
what their blind greed has taken them.

Careful with that axe Eugene.....

Name: CSX RR worker
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 26 July 2017

Hey Smoked Out

Assuming your not some random troll, Trains stopped all over the place
blocking crossings is the fault of poor management, and bad
dispatching. You would've had my sympathy if not for your false
assumption that our guys are a bunch of lazy careless guys. Do you
really think that our guys like outlawing in the middle of nowhere and
waiting hours on end for a cab ride home. Most of us like the overtime,
but after 12 hours on duty, that's just blood money. As long as your
calling us lazy. Why don't you get up off your lazy ass and drive the
long way around. Why don't you get up off your lazy ass and  start
voting for political candidates that don't give the rich corporations
everything they want. Why don't you get up off of your lazy ass and
call the police when the crossings are blocked. So we can get some heat
on the railroads, for running such a piss poor operation that doesn't
give a shit about employees or the general public or safety in general?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 26 July 2017

Never in my long career have I seen so many malcontents. Change, or
you'll be changed. Easy choice. You don't own the company you only
work there. New regime headed by Harrison and he loves ONLY dedicated
railroaders. Don't get decruited, protect your job by doing your job.

JMHO

Name: SHIT ON HUNTER 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 26 July 2017

You are a old fucking prick. HUNTER...,YES I'M TALKING TO TO, CAUSE I
KNOW YOUR EGO MAKES YOU READ WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT YOU ON THIS
SIGHT. IT PROBALY GIVES YOU A SICK FEELING OF GREATNESS KNOWING YOU ARE
RUINING PEOPLE LIVES.I give my left nut to get 15 minutes of consequence
free time with you alone in a room.I know this prick probably packs a
gun with him anywhere he goes.if he comes in your terminal for a stop,
call the police and report a man brandishing a gun. cause you know he
probably doesn't have a pistol permit/ license to carry a weapon over
multiple state lines

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 26 July 2017

Csx was considered a slow player because csx wanted to be the safest
railroad. Also, I was referring  to the con quote as being classic. By
the way everyone post in every section you idiot.

Name: Rob
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years
Posted: 26 July 2017

Csx customer,
Try BNSF! They are hellva a lot better. They can get trackage rights
like they do on the UP. They can't stick to their word with customers
too. BNSF is better.

Good luck

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 1-10 years
Posted: 25 July 2017

I work in the materials dept,overheard my boss say he couldn't order
some parts today because venders said that they were not being paid.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 25 July 2017

Bro that was well said. Probably 1 of the best post on here so far.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 25 July 2017

Did going to hourly rate cause more people to lose their jobs. In Canada

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: CSX Customer, for N/A
Posted: 25 July 2017

Customer here....we feel for you guys. Eugene is the worst thing I have
seen in business, industry or the railroads. We are pulling business as
much as we can going to truck or other rail due to CSX misrouting cars,
sitting on loads, running us out of empties etc. We have a business
type we really cannot shut down a plant and realized back in March CSX
was headed into the drain and would not get better due to Eugene's
greed and arrogance, we started to make changes early.
Many inside contacts I have say EHH has emphasyma which based on the
few med details we all do know and his appearance certainly looks like
a realistic explanation. This is no surprise as he got the shareholders
to approve the 84 million he walked away from at CP last month and now
he hints as being a short timer. Thus the reason he is ramrodding major
changes through with little planning and a totally unrealistic time
slate...so he can get his bucks before his time runs out. Pictures of
him at June board meeting looks so gray one has to wonder if he has one
foot over the grave and the other on a banana peel...sure hope he checks
out soon before he burns CSX to a cinder...best of luck

Careful with that Axe Eugene......Pink Floyd

Name: todd Novak 
E-mail: collinwood .com
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 25 July 2017

POO POO  buffalo long pool you can long pool to Cleveland  and lay in
the hotel and get all the shit trains  back . then work off your rest .
 no more big bucks for you .  or you can move to hoboken == new jersey

Name: Lester
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 25 July 2017

Todd Novak is a up tight asshole!!

Name: todd novak
E-mail: collinwood .com
Employed as: Yard Master, for 1-10 years
Posted: 25 July 2017

total meltdown . But one great thing is the best hunter harris has done
is to get rid of the long pools. ...Now you get the same shit as the
rest of us . start moving  to other yards--- assholes --

Name: Hag
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for 10-20 years
Posted: 24 July 2017

I want 100 an hour for 8.
125 for time half.

Name: Upnorth
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 24 July 2017

Same shit in Canada.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 10-20 years
Posted: 24 July 2017

Typical American management. Eliminate thousands of jobs to streamline
operations that will never work but will create enough fake profit for
bonuses and other perks such as new offices, increased management
salaries, etc.

But, but the economy keeps slowing.

Easy answer, Eliminate thousands more jobs. Yes, now we're really lean
and mean...... more bonuses.... Higher management salaries

But, but, the economy keeps slowing.

Easy answer, Automate and eliminate even more jobs..... first
bankruptcy,,, more bonuses.... 

But, but, the economy is still slowing!

Rinse, Dry, Repeat...... Out of business....Liquidation.... more
management bonuses..... final management salary payouts....
Unemployment, EBT, ADC, Welfare for employees.

Management 'team members' move on to the next business in need of
saving.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 24 July 2017

In reference to the watchdog post:

Not difficult to look up Federal rules & regulations.

U.S. Code: Title 49 - Transportation
Railroads: CFRs 200-299 (so far)

Name: switchtender
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 24 July 2017

When can we expect a 500 dollar/10 hour day to go in effect? I heard
that the blet turned down 53 an hour? Why would they do that?

Name: 🐕
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 24 July 2017

Attention all TEY employees look out for each other out there and
remember
There are some who work out here only care about themselves.

Csx sucks! And the FRA is in Csx and other Carrier's pockets.

One man crews are coming everywhere!
SMART will try and cut BLET throat
for the bottom of the barrel.

Name: Stock Report
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 1-10 years
Posted: 24 July 2017

Breaking news. And the stock is down again. I have personally downgraded
it from outperform to a strong sell. All investors take note. Sell,
sell, sell. Harrison has run the company in the ground. Customers are
not getting serviced, trains are stacked up for miles, shortage of
crews, and terminals are jammed up. Get out why you can. Don't get
caught holding the bag

Name: watchdog
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 24 July 2017

ALL CSX CREW/ALL DIVISIONS.....NOTICE!

It has been brought to our attention that some managers/supervisors are
forcing engineers to run on territories that they are not qualified or
have not traversed in several years in violation of FRA LAW 240.231 It
has also been reported that Chiefs as well as supervisors are using
intimidation and threats of insubordination if the engineer does not
take the job. Some of these threats include having the engineer pulled
out of service and having them re qualify on their own time with no
pay. Threats from a union contract employee(Chief) should be reported
to their Union representative and their union officials should handle
the steps necessary to counsel their member. Ethic charges should be
filed immediately against and supervisor that threatens or intimidates
any engineer who is requesting that the FRA LAW be followed. The FRA
inspectors in your division should be notified immediately. 
Several divisions are under complete melt down due to the overflow of
freight that has been shifted to their areas. Hunter Harrisons
precision planning has caused freight to be backed up for days along
all divisions and some yards are in complete gridlock and unable to
handle the freight. This however does not allow supervisors who are
under the gun to force engineers to violate FRA LAW. Crews are short
and over worked and many are getting 6 and 7 starts. Locals are not
being run and trains are sitting outside of the yards waiting to get
in. Supervisors are desperate to move the freight any way they can
including violating FRA LAWS.
 240.231-
(b1) For a locomotive engineer who has never been qualified on the
physical characteristics of the territory over which he or she is to
operate a locomotive or train, the pilot shall be a person qualified
and certified as a locomotive engineer who IS NOT an assigned crew
member.

(b2) For a locomotive engineer who was previously qualified on the
physical characteristic of the territory over which he or she is to
operate a locomotive or train, but whose qualification has expired ,
the pilot may be any person, WHO IS NOT AN ASSIGNED CREW MEMBER,
qualified on the physical characteristics of the territory.
THIS DOES NOT MEAN THAT A CONDUCTOR WHO IS ON THE JOB AND QUALIFIED IS
ALLOW TO BE A PILOT. THE LAW IS DIRECT AND IN BLACK AND WHITE. THERE IS
TO BE A PILOT IN THE CAB WITH THE ENGINEER AT ALL TIMES. THE CONDUCTOR
ON THE JOB CAN NOT BE A PILOT FOR THE ENGINEER.

(C)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

(1) the track is other than main track: OR

(2) the maximum distance the locomotive or train will be operated does
not exceed ONE MILE: OR

(3)The maximum authorized speed for any operation on the track does not
exceed 20 Miles per hour: OR

(4)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.
CSX chose to remove the controlled speed rule so this would be
considered running at RESTRICTED SPEED.

Engineers are being forced by intimidation to violate these rules and
are not getting the proper pilots as well as running on main lines with
authorized speeds well above 20 MPH. The dispatcher MUST GIVE THE CREW
an EC1 mandatory directive to run at restricted speed. The dispatchers
can not set intermediate signal to restricted speed therefore they must
issue an EC1 directing the crew to run at restricted speed. 

If you encounter this problem on your division you must immediately
report this to the FRA and to your union representative.
This is also an issue that should be addressed with the USDOT. 

This IS NOT A LAUGHING MATTER AND SHOULD NOT BE TAKEN LIGHTLY. The
chaos that is happening at this very moment is beginning to make all
supervisors react without thinking things through thoroughly.
Desperation to save their jobs and their yards has made many of them go
the extremes to get what ever they can done, including violating FRA
LAWS and the ethics policy. This can not be tolerated no matter how bad
things have become because of Hunter Harrisons new precision planning.
Rules have to be set now. Management must understand that LAWS trump
any new plan that is being set in place.  You must report all
violations as soon as they happen. Its up to you to send the message
that intimidation and violation of FRA LAWS will not be tolerated. Make
a copy of this post and give the information to the crews you work with.
Many do not have code of regulations books or know where to look for
such laws. Educate your fellow crew members and look out for each
others safety. Its a hornets nest out there now and all crews need to
start looking out for each other.

Name: Lowonoxygen
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 24 July 2017

Rumor is CSX CEO Has a LITTLE WEINER.

Name: hayride
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 24 July 2017

Even the reporters are stating Evelyn is rambling on.
https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=3&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwiaz5-9_qHVAhWo6IMKHc18C-gQqUMILDAC&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.jaxdailyrecord.com%2Farticle%2Fharrison-surprised-by-csx-stock-dip&usg=AFQjCNEiNyAG895Q5KVeX0eTtFiBDArO-Q

Name: Ozz fest
E-mail: Ozzy 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 24 July 2017

As I write this at 0430 I will assure you that csx stock will tank again
today

Name: Compare CEO Salaries
E-mail: mward@rr.com
Employed as: Corporate office, for N/A
Posted: 24 July 2017

Hunter Harrison's salary ($84,000,000.99) is more than all the top 10
Union Pacific executives combined, including the dead CEO [jim young],
who's earning $21,000,000.00, while six-feet under!

PRICELESS!

Name: josh
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 10-20 years
Posted: 23 July 2017

Is the clinchfield spartanburg north going to make a comeback?  a
freight comeback?  or will it be sold or has it already been sold to
that orange company?!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 23 July 2017

https://www.osha.gov/dte/outreach/intro_osha/7_employee_ppe.pdf
This link is regarding Harrison making employees buy their own safety
wear. OSHA is a federal law. He can't force workers to buy these.

Name: Manager
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 23 July 2017

Now boys remember when this old fuck dies, we will all meet at the grave
site to piss and shit in his casket.

Name: Precision
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 23 July 2017

Mr. Harrison, it's not that people can't see your plan, you are
screwing over customers that have paid you for a service that you
aren't providing. If your new plan can't provide the service, then
it's not the time to initiate it. Cars are sitting everywhere, trains
are parked, customers freight is buried under hundreds of other cars
with no capacity to handle it and process it. We are losing these
customers daily. Smaller plants and shops have to shut down and maybe
even go out of business while you figure things out with a skeleton
crew that works under the fear of "get on board or get out". That's
a direct quote that was given to a yardmaster. Your customers that
you're fucking are the reason that you had a railroad to pay you the
rediculous amount that you requested. There are no crews to take these
trains even when we do find a spot for them, and nobody cares. We are
all doing our jobs out here, but you say we are not. Come out and see.
We'll show you.

Name: New FRA dude csx asslicker
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 23 July 2017

The new dude that took over FRA is a csx asslicker.  Don't expect csx
to get violations by this old piece of shit.

He is Eugene Hunter's bitch.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 23 July 2017

Good info UP NORTH.  That's right on with the information we are being
told by UNION Reps that have been in contact with CN,CP counterparts. 
They also said while it was a big adjustment and unstable times they
all came out making more money and have had 2 opportunities to go back
to the old agreement and chose not to.  This EHH is certainly a monster
to the industry and the company it seems.  Guess he knows what he's
doing, time will tell....

Name: UpNorth
E-mail: needoxygen?.com
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 23 July 2017

On the CN when he was here, we went to an hourly rate, from a mileage
rate. Tossed out almost all of the then current working agreements.
Went to a basic 10 hour day. Overtime rate for everything over 10
hours. With some basic agreements. Like calling procedures, and being
run-around for an assignment. Rules covering Holidays, Birthdays,
Personal Days, and Vacations. One thing that became easier was putting
in our time tickets. We no longer had to keep track of every mile we
traveled. It was Start Time to Finish Time. 

No more Yard/Road Jobs......just Jobs, no distinction between the two.
If we got to any terminal with time to work, we worked. Up until we
reached that 10 hour mark, then we tied up. But, once they got us out
working, we usually managed to do that two hours worth of work in four
or more hours, often not even finishing what they gave us. 

Some of the guys only wanted to work in the yard, others only wanted to
work on the road. We bid on regular assignments, some that worked in the
Yard, and others that worked the Road. 

I remember we had a bunch of Turn Jobs. I worked them for a couple of
years. Started at about 17:00, headed toward Chicago with a train. Met
a Chicago crew coming with a train and we swapped trains and returned
to our starting point. 

This was quite a comedy for a few months. One crew in particular, hard
runners, Notch 8 always......   They would return to Battle Creek with
like maybe 5 hours to work, 3 before starting overtime, 2 more at
overtime. But they wanted to just tie up and go home. Nope......the
orders were "Make sure you talk with the Yardmaster when you get in."
   We'd hear them crying and sobbing, and a lot of comments on the
radio to them were like: "What are you doing back so soon?" 
Eventually they learned ..... DON'T COME IN WITH TIME LEFT TO WORK. 

So most of the trains that were taking say 5 to 6 hours between Chicago
and Battle Creek began to take a little longer. But, what was happening
was NOBODY CARED. Nobody was wondering why the trains that were
normally only taking 5 to 6 hours between start and end points was now
taking 7, 8, maybe even 9, or more hours. Nobody cared. 

I wish that I could have kept records of the train times from before
EHH, to after EHH. I know for a fact, that some of the trains coming
into Battle Creek from Chicago, that were only taking 6 or 7 hours took
longer, and a lot of them never even made it all the way in 12 hours.
And the trains between Battle Creek and Port Huron started taking
longer, and then into Toronto from Sarnia was taking longer.  If I
could show it some how, but I can't, you'd see the travel time
between Chicago and Toronto go from about 18 to 20 hours, to like 30 to
36 hours. But nobody cared!!! 

Oh yeah......did we make more or less money before EHH, or after EHH.
During the EHH days I was working a Local Assignment, with pretty
regular hours, getting in on time every day. Well, the last two years I
worked out on the road. 
I had been earning right around $100,000.00 a year. We were still
getting that Productivity Pay. But the last two years I worked I made
over $150,00.00, each year.  But I had to retire, a couple years early,
my knees gave out. 

A lot of what I've said here is just skimming the top. There were a
lot more things happening out there "After EHH", that wasn't
happening "Before EHH."   Before, the crews were calling and getting
all of our paperwork, and information written down, and calling to make
sure the taxi was there to pick us up 30 minutes early. It was run run
run.....and when we got home it was tie up and be gone.  But after EHH
arrived and changed everything, nobody ran for anything. We didn't do
anything, until we got to the yard office. When we went down to the
hotel lobby, if the taxi wasn't there.....oh well. It'll be along
sometime. 

If you really want to cause problems ......  DON'T THINK. DO WHAT THEY
TELL YOU. NOTHING EXTRA. EVERYBODY TURN INTO THAT STUPID IDIOT THAT THE
COMPANY ALREADY THINKS YOU ARE.

Name: SLOWDOWN
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 23 July 2017

ALL I AM SAY IS SLOWDOWN..... BUT BE CAREFUL... DO YOUR JOB AND BE
SAFE!THEY BAN BRAKESTICKS... MAKE SURE YOU INSPECT ALL OF THE LADDERS
ON THE CARS ,ALL HAND HOLDS AND THE CROSSING PLATFORMS ARE IN GOOD
CONDITION,  NOT BENT, LOOSE OR ARE RUSTED TO THE POINT OF FAILURE
BEFORE YOU CLIMB UP TO PUT THE HANDBRAKES ON.IF SOME MANAGER ASK YOU
WHAT YOUR DOING , POLITELY JUST EXPLAIN THAT YOU ARE CHECKING THE
SAFTEY  APPLIANCES ARE SAFE TO USE. THEY WANT YOU TO GET OFF MOVING
EQUIPMENT UNDER 4 MPH...FUCK NO!I WAS ASKED WHY I SLOWED DOWN ONCE
WHILE BEING WATCHED TO ABOUT 2 MPH AND GOT OFF. I EXPLAINED THAT THE
ROAD BALLAST IN THE YARD AND A SPEED OF 4MPH PROBABLY RESULT IN ME
TAKING A FACE PLANT ON THE BALLAST. I'M OLD AND I CAN'T WALK OR RUN
4MPH...SO WE SLOWED DOWN. IT ALL ADDS UP. DO IT SMARTLY AND SAFELY. WE
ALL TAKE THAT EXTRA MINUTE TO COMPLETE A TASK THIS PLACE WILL MELTDOWN

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Engine repair, for 10-20 years
Posted: 23 July 2017

The rumor is that Huntington is starting a Q line and when it's up and
running Russell loco shop will shut down.

Name: Charlie berry
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 23 July 2017

https://youtu.be/-bmTnOF-JCw
Wise words of E. Hunter Harrison much wacth

Name: Mac Drizzle
E-mail: Making it rain
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 23 July 2017

I heard Russell KY is about to get quite a bit busier in about a month
or two, anyone know if there's any truth to that?

Name: SLOWDOWN
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 22 July 2017

LET'S KEEP IT GOING...... SLOW THE FUCK DOWN..... A MINUTE HERE, A
MINUTE THERE..... IT ALL ADDS UP.... DWELL TIME IS ON THE RISE IN ALL
YARDS....GOOD JOB PEOPLE, KEEP IT UP!!!!!! HUNTER CAN KEEP LYING TO
REPORTERS FROM THE WALL STREET JOURNAL ABOUT HOW ROSY THING ARE AND HOW
THE NUMBERS ARE GREAT, BUT COUSTOMERS WILL START BITCHING SOON ENOUGH.
OF COURSE HUNTER WILL TELL EVERYONE WHO WILL LISTEN HOW " A FEW OF
TROOPS ARE PUSHING BACK" SO PEOPLE LET'S PUSH THIS FUCKER BACK!!!!

Name: HUNTER
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 22 July 2017

Some of you guys are absolute IDIOTS.  Proves my point that a lot of you
need to be fired.  First off you fools, you don't get that my remarks
being a short timer and an interim president relates to my 3 year
contract.  In the RR business that is a short timer, and if I choose to
leave before then, my money's been earned.  I've proved that most of
you morons in JAX weren't needed and I'm working my way down the
ranks.  As for the the T&E nut jobs that think the FRA is in anyway
concerned about a train tied down, or too long for the EOT to work,
just shows you know nothing about railroading.  I'm a true old school
REAL "RAILROADER", I know how to get things done in this business. 
You think the shareholders are going to listen to any thing you
IDIOT's are saying, you are sadly mistaken.  We are in this for the
money.  All these investors are backing me to make us money, not to
worry about a bunch of snotty nose, pandering, whining, candy ass cry
babies.  PS.  Don't think my oxygen tank will run out any time soon,
the shareholders have been very generous, I've got the latest version
designed by NASA.  Besides, my minions are in place for the CSX plan of
tomorrow if anything should happen to me.  GODSPEED FELLOW "TRUE
RAILROADERS". I WILL CONTINUE TO RETURN US TO A TRUE RAILROAD AND GET
RID OF THE CRY BABIES.  Eventually all that's left will be the
veteran's of the USA we pushed to hire and we will prosper
again....GOODNIGHT ALL. "I need a refill Michael".

Name: Fired
E-mail: Free oxygen.com
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 22 July 2017

A MUST READ
http://www.railwayage.com/index.php/blogs/william-vantuono/whats-going-on-at-csx.html

Name: WTF
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 22 July 2017

FRA!!!!

There are trains stacked up outside of Avon yard for miles. Some of
these trains are over 2 miles long and have been siting on road
crossing.  Some have been blocking private drives where its the owners
only way out. They are tied down and no one on them!
You also know that there is no way in hell the Tele's are working
properly on them.  The communication drops on every train I have been
on that's been this long.  What do you plan on doing about this. You
going to step in and start talking to the crews about it?  You all told
the Nashville division guys to file reports and complaints and we all
know they have.  Whats your next step. When you going to step in.

Extra board guys are dog catching every single day. the Great lakes
division chiefs are threatening engineers if the wont go drag a train
in that's not in their qualified area. Some guys haven't been east
and west out here and they are telling them if they don't go get on
the trains where they are current anymore they are pulling them out of
service and they will go qualify on their own time with no pay.
Refusing to give them pilots!

They have been told about FRA LAW 240.231 and just do what they always
do and just laugh and blow it off.  
What are you going to do about this!!!!!  They are so desperate they
are doing what ever they want to keep HH happy including raping out
union agreement. 

You FRA inspectors better get your arsses in gear and start stepping it
up!

Name: fred
E-mail: oxygen4sale.org
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 22 July 2017

Guys keep posting reviews on Glassdoor and indeed.  It only takes about
5 minutes.  Let the public know the truth about this company and our
CEO.

Name: lo
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 22 July 2017

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwjLuq2bjJ3VAhVp3IMKHe1ECksQFggtMAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.joc.com%2Frail-intermodal%2Fclass-i-railroads%2Fcsx-transportation%2Fcsx-intermodal-under-harrison-gives-ns-truckers-opening-grab-share_20170428.html&usg=AFQjCNFwKseDMF6mf8NJFQSeGycCguZ6FQ


Eugene doesn't give a shit about intermodal.    

  Darth Eugene shut down and dismantled Caskey Yard. he showed up it
wasn't his idea to build it so he ripped up the tracks of a multi
million dollar cost to CSX. First yard to be built in 30 years lasted
about 3years.    
1st time Id pools were working!  

I red an article from 2015 that he had serious health issues that would
have caused a sane man to step down.  Power hungry Eugene would not no
matter the cost to CP.   Over 2 years ago had major surgery and still
tethered to an oxygen machine today. If he wore that oxygen mask to the
board then he must ALWAYS need it. The dumbasses at CSX handed the helm
over to him.  A lot of the men and women at Jax that was all for it are
now unemployed or on their way out.

Name: tea
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 22 July 2017

Cool Mo D

Same shit happened in Canada.

Name: Cool mo D
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 22 July 2017

Article in Wheeling News Register about Bob Murray is complaining to
Fed's about crappy service CSX is giving his company which loads
massive amounts of coal at his mines. I think we are all doomed with
this idiot at the throne.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 22 July 2017

UPS has threatened to pull it's almost 3oo million dollar a year
business from CSX if we can't start getting the UPS trains over the
road. HH is telling the customers that he can't do anything about it. 
He's useless.  This didn't start until he got here.

Name: Dirty Mike 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years
Posted: 22 July 2017

When Hunter Harrison's oxygen tank runs out and he finally dies, which
should be soon, I will find his grave site, drink a six banger of
Miller Lite tall boys, and piss all over his grave. This will happen.

Name: Precision
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 22 July 2017

I think it could really help also if you guys could update everyone when
you start to see layoffs, and include the status of your terminal, like
are you already short on crews or are there truly too many guys around?
When the public sees how unnecessary the cuts are before it causes more
backups and congestion, then they won't believe ehh's claims that
we're laying down on the job. This is a repeat of his last episodes,
let's be the first to expose his garbage plan to the shareholders and
the public

Name: Precision
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 22 July 2017

Oh yeah, here's a neat one: trainmaster was to start vacation tomorrow,
finished his 39 hour shift at 18:00, by 19:00 he received an email
stating that all management vacations and scheduled days off have been
cancelled until further notice! I believe it was sent to all
trainmasters. Not sure if anyone else in management is included. Does
he want them all to quit?? What's the real plan here? Out of maybe 8
or 10 trainmasters that I see, I'd say 5 or 6 are considering
quitting, like soon.

Name: Precision
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 22 July 2017

Yes,read excsx article. Keep posting the bullshit that we have to deal
with out here. It's now published and will continue for the public to
read. New castle still has 700 willard cars, some for over a week.
Willard still only takes so many a day and they keep coming. For 2 days
in a row, had 2 trains bound for Willard tied down on the main with no
plan to move them. They moved one and parked another in it's place.

Name: Jinkem
E-mail: T
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 21 July 2017

Everyone must read the article excsx posted on here

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 21 July 2017

Xtra board is stacking up again , furloughs have started more to come

Name: Not so smart
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 21 July 2017

BLE is gearing up to protect their Engineer's

Name: cheated 2
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 21 July 2017

CHEATED


Ethics hotline is up and running.  Some people(logan) just like to come
on this site a run their pie hole with a bunch of shitz stirring
trouble. Most likely someone in management trying to disrupt our
discussion.   Oh, how do I know its still up and running.... I just
used it a few hours ago.

Name: Screwed yet again
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 21 July 2017

Well, once again the not so smart union is standing by while the blet 
begins negotiating for an hourly rate. As usual, the engineers will get
an agreement passed first that will be a much better one than than the
crumbs we will be crawling around on our knees for. Wake up SMART.

Name: Dave Carson
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 21 July 2017

Guys
I've worked for UP since the SP merger
and I've been mentally abused 
ever since then.

I sure love the cheese.

Name: Lloyd
E-mail: lickonmeballs@ehh.com
Employed as: Brakeman, for 10-20 years
Posted: 20 July 2017

Slow down by the troops you say?  You crusty old fuck.  No one likes
working for this company anymore.  We've all been mentally abused out
here for years and you come along and add the icing on the cake.  Take
the brake stick and shove it up your ass.  Wouldn't want to waste
anything out here.  While you're at it say hi to dirty Mike and the
boys in the fuck shack.

Name: Trooper
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 20 July 2017

Shhhhhhhttt!! Has there been a slow down staged by the troops?

Why isn't any body else doing this?

Name: J
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 20 July 2017

What a little bitch it didn't take long already blaming the men.

In one instance, service slid back to previous levels, Harrison says.
The other case was a result of a labor slowdown, which Harrison
described as “pushback by some of the troops.”

Name: Milkman
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 20 July 2017

Uptown
Good post


First I want to make clear.   I believe Eugene Is a has been and
Mantleridge  is playing Weekend  at Bernies with him. 

With that being stated. Has much has I can't stand him or his
bullshit.  The stock needs to drop below 40.  Before we can make some
of these statements I'm reading on here.

Name: Dave twillble
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years
Posted: 20 July 2017

Please read, customers are talking to the press
http://trn.trains.com/news/news-wire/2017/07/19-csx-service

Name: Ozzy
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 20 July 2017

CSX stock down another $1.30 as of mid-afternoon 7/20/17 the pressure is
on and the shareholders are not happy with EHH drastic measures may be
taken to save himself but at this rate he might not last much longer

Name: herp
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 19 July 2017

Merle??
What do you mean he's gone? He's not gone what are you talking about?

Name: Merle
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 19 July 2017

Eugene is gone! Fucked up the company with all these problems and
congestion. Grab 84 million and ran. Too many complaints and
they asked him to split.

Bye Eugene! Happy trails!

Take Cindy with you.

Name: 4real
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 19 July 2017

ethics is gone?

Name: SLOWDOWN
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 19 July 2017

Stock is down $2.77 today .looks like my slowdown is working.so don't
worry everyone my slowdown will get rid of hunter. LOL

Name: Phil Logan
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 19 July 2017

Ethics department eliminated, ethics hotline shutoff by Harrison. How
will I complain about that piece o' shit Jack Vierling III, and his
little ass clown Wes Lindner?

WWW.CSX-SUCKS.COM!

Name: mercy
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 19 July 2017

APE  aka ehh suck ass

That's what he's stating.

Name: fred
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for 20-30 years
Posted: 19 July 2017

The statement by Eugene about his tenure being brief.   This is to give
reason why stock is dropping. Nothing more.

Name: tea
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 19 July 2017

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=8&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwj2zKfc_pXVAhUm2IMKHY1nCikQFghLMAc&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.bizjournals.com%2Fjacksonville%2Fnews%2F2017%2F07%2F19%2Fcsx-ceo-drops-bombshell-during-earnings-call.html&usg=AFQjCNEOtElVZTMVQrK7-qMT_neJOltfXA



Good One Must Read!

Name: OZZY OZ BURN
E-mail: I am the Jackal
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 19 July 2017

As of mid afternoon today 7/19/17 CSX stock is down $3.25 from previous
close!!!! So for those that don't understand that means you just lost
3.25 for every share you have, if you have a measly 500 shares you lost
over $1500 today. Of course it doesn't close for another 3 hours but it
don't look good.

Name: Guardian dog
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 19 July 2017

the ole horse thief says he doesnt eant a culture of fear???
also, hes an interm ceo. 300 million for an interm???  get csx back on
stable footing??? guess those chapter 9 papers were kept secret.  no
mentions of return or bonuses. I find it diabolical if the unions utter
the  word strike a judge is pulled outta the rack out of his secretary
office post haste. but let a corporate raider and his stooge steal
millions and dismantle the an entire  raolroad and nothing. no sec. no
fra. no ntsb. nothing. steal and destroy away. this country will feel
eugenes and paulie treachery. price rebuilding railroad infrastructure.
incomprehensible. gratest robbery since ww2.

Name: bill stevens
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 1-10 years
Posted: 19 July 2017

effective immediately all publications including past present and
future, electronic and paper of trains magazine will be changed to the
Eugene h harrison fan club official lovefest site. 

hail Eugene. 
eigene heil.

Name: Elanoir
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 19 July 2017

Word on street from ex trainmaster is Clinchfield being sold to
shortline.

Name: The watchmen 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 19 July 2017

Some are starting to ask the right questions, please read
https://www.bloomberg.com/gadfly/articles/2017-07-18/csx-profit-chugs-along-but-could-come-at-a-price

Name: Sampson
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 19 July 2017

More propaganda please read
http://trn.trains.com/news/news-wire/2017/07/18-csx-earnings

Name: CRRguy
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 19 July 2017

Do any of my southeast usa friends have any idea what ehh is going to do
with the clinchfield from spatanburg all the way north?  heard anything?
ehh has slowly been adding a train here and a train there back to the
route but not utilizing it as the quickest route to chicago from the
south?  Blue Ridge Subdivision, Florence Spartanburg McCormick
subdivisions.  Has anyone heard of any traffic increases in the area? 
What about the Georgia Road from Atlanta to Augusta?  Share some
insight if you can.  So much more freight can be routed up the
clinchfield to replace the coal, manifest trains can utilize it too. 
Any insight on if it is coming back to life would be appreciated!
Thanks!

Just worried ehh will pull the rails and abandoned this area from South
Carolina north up the Clinchfield.  It was mostly coals, with additional
freights and locols, now this area gets one train north and one train
south, maybe a local.

Name: Gay Old Perverts- GOP
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 18 July 2017

We want Eugene to run this company down the toilet and have our stock
rise.

We are cutting your health care benefits 
And no raise. If we offer 2percent then take it.

G O P

Name: Grapevine
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 18 July 2017

Louisville is 3rd in line on the chopping block right now, it's going
to happen just haven't heard specifics yet

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 18 July 2017

Would you really want poor people running the company, LOL.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for N/A
Posted: 18 July 2017

Nice1:
All RRs are wanting low operating ratios & higher profits.
Bet they figure with the Trump regime in place - this is a good time
to try for the moon no matter what it may take.
C'mon, what big company actually gives a rat's butt about employees
& their families anyway?

Name: Nice1
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 18 July 2017

We needed those men at Nashville.  They stayed busy day in and day out. 
 Today their services are no longer needed?   I call bullshit!   I agree
E is running this company into the ground.  It's all one orchestrated
effort for a merger.

They claim he's a turnaround expert.   CSX HAS MADE A PROFiT SINCE
SNOW!   It's all horseshit.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 18 July 2017

what about transportation dept in Nashville

Name: Helpivefalenncantgetup
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 18 July 2017

http://www.jaxdailyrecord.com/article/csx-wants-to-renovate-jacksonville-headquarters


Loss of safety boots helps pay for Eugene's renovations for his
handicapped accessible office and personal medical staff.


What's the news on Nashville? Details please.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 18 July 2017

what happened in Nashville

Name: Guardian dog
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 18 July 2017

attn admin. could you please change the name of this site. csx workers
for equitable treatment. csx supporters for joining the 21st century.
Somethingt
 to that  effect. and bar robert pines. please. 

tyvvm.

Name: Csxsucks!
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 18 July 2017

Hunter's butt buddies 
The Gay old Perverts
got beat down on the
HCA bill, now it's our
turn

Name: Doingfine
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 17 July 2017

After a thorough review of the money waisted on our new ceo CSX will
discontinue its practice of paying for these personal items
boots,glasses, flashlights, and or anything else  on behalf of
employees and is applicable to all employees except for a small number
of individuals whose work Requires knee pads and or  oxygen.

Safety Was of great importance at CSX, and is considered outdated and
irrelavent CSX is committed to providing a harsh work environment that
supports and promotes the health and wellbeing of CSX through a wide
range of lies and intimidation. At the same time, employees are
expected to contribute to The ceo retirement fund  by ensuring they
arrive on the job prepared to work and cut corners.

Thank you for joining with CSX and all of your colleagues in striving
to make our company the worse in the railroad industry.


We're just happy to do our part Sir.  Thank you Sir, may we have
another?

Name: Nice1
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 17 July 2017

Keep posting reviews on glass door and indeed.   I'm seeing a lot of
new ones.   This is a great way to let the public know the truth.     



I'm calling on all my Union brothers and sisters.  Please post reviews
and comments anywhere on social media.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 17 July 2017

There are posts on here:  something about how all what's going on now
will pass.  And:  the Ol' csx system that was known before will
probably not be the same........

Name: Slow it down
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 17 July 2017

Every yard crew needs to slow down. If you have 2  crews per shift
equals 6 crews per day. Now if each crew does 10 to 15 cars less per
day, thats 60 to 75 cars less per day. now thats 420 to 525 less cars
being switched per week. Now times that by how many yard jobs thee are
on the system. Bleed them slowly and smartly.  Don't do anything
obvious that will bring attention to yourself. The yards are already
cloging up!!  Take a extra few minutes here and there to do things. No
brake stick... no problem my fat old ass now will have to climb up on
the car to put the hand brake on.take 5 times as long to apply a brake
instead of wrapping on quickly with a stick.

Name: Cliff
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 17 July 2017

Anonymous please dont post anymore your post only kill one thing, oir
credibility, please try to stay as professional as possible, bad words
are ok venting frustrations is understandable, buts threats make us
look childish and stupid

Name: Anonymous
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 17 July 2017

We need to start killing the higher ups.  Let's start taking lives. 
Let's start knocking them off one at a time.  We need to move swift. 
There is not more time to screw around.  We need to act now.

Name: Cool mo D
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 17 July 2017

No more pushers after July 22 crews must double hills real safe, real
smart, real good for velocity what are they thinking!!!!

Name: Yes
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 17 July 2017

great post guarddog.   The most truth I've heard in a long time.

Name: Guardian dog
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 17 July 2017

“We had a rule that said you could take a nap while you worked,” Mr.
Harrison ( Eugene) said in a recent interview. “We don’t have that
now.”
 Looks like the old horse thief Harrison is up to his arrogant
propaganda and  worker bashing again. Big man on campus with his Wall
Street journal lackey,  I mean reporter, Paul ziobro controlling the
narrative how lazy and entitled we are. NO NAPPING. You overpaid lazy
under worked lay abouts is what all the Headline readers Thoughts are.
Little mention of schedules. Forced work days. Nor a few other reasons
this was helpful. When they brought necessity up  it's well down in
the article.
 Eugenes other slightly less than stellar actions include stealing a
guys lunch money and giving it to fat pink palmed paulie, paramount to
horse thievery. Paulie is the enemy. Every time that sorry classless
bastard walks out of a Walmart someone should belittle him. Harass him
verbally. Hope he touches you. Then bash his gold fillings down his
throat. For the rest of paulies life he should be looking over his
shoulder. No paulie the teamsters do not like you. Nor are they afraid
of you. You will reap what you've sown  paulie. Have no doubt. 
Paul.Ziobro@wsj.com
https://www.wsj.com/articles/no-more-naps-on-the-railroad-says-new-csx-boss-1500024602
Need to post this article on social media. Explain the facts.  Don't
let Eugene regain the initiative in the propaganda war. Post it. Spread
it. Get the truth out there. Kinda ironic the old horse thief steals
workers money. 12+ hours days without breaks or lunches then lies and
claims we have an entitled culture. While giving paulie our stolen
lunch money. Unbelievable. Rotten Eugene to the core. Works from home
while denying us sick time. Capitalism run amok. This cannot stand.
Strike? Refuse return orders? Stand like men or die like worms. Horse
thief's use to get hung. That would be to good for these two. Guy
works his ass off to provide for his family and these two steal his
money. Refusing to pay earned overtime. Miles ran. Contractural claims.
Then lie to the press. Where's Justice. When's Justice. How's
Justice. 

Ps. Conrail merger brought chaos. Service interruptions. Government
stepped in. Perhaps that's what is needed.....

Pps. Eugene says this is his best gig ever. Obviously because he has
more workers to abuse, demean, humiliate, and  steal from. Lucky us.
God you brought us Goliath, now where's david

Name: Csx
E-mail: Rr
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 17 July 2017

fill us in, is radnor shut down and sold

Name: Damn!
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 16 July 2017

I thought only the UP can only just park trains and let then dwell.  You
guys at
willard are seriously back up like a sewer line.  Need to get rid of
E.Hunter Harrison. Precision railroading is not working.

Name: Tra
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 16 July 2017

CSX sent a notice to shippers on their northern tier lines last week
advising that precision railroading "enhancements" will result in 72
hours of additional transit time. Only EHH could claim an additional 72
hours is an "enhancement".



No yard PTI?  Wrong your TM are using for them for yard assist.   CSX
lies to customers,employees and themselves.

We've had jobs added then cut added back on then cut again. E not
getting enough oxygen.

Has been can be paid like pharaoh and we can't get a reasonable
contract.

Name: Precision
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 16 July 2017

Hey shareholder, this company doesn't care about the customers. The
board of directors doesn't care about any of it. They care about that
short term stock price. They have been telling the customers to go fuck
themselves for as long as I've been here. They don't care if you have
1 boxcar, or a thousand covered hoppers a day. If it inconveniences
them or if UPS is within a hundred miles, your freight is going to sit.
I saw them show up and remove a switch at a customers facility because
they just didn't want to deal with them. Spread the word to your
fellow shareholders. He's gutting the company for short term gains and
is currently holding thousands of customers cars everywhere throughout
the company with no plan to get them to their destination.

Name: Shareholder
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 16 July 2017

Melt downs?  RR service interruptions? 
Where are the customers AND the Board Of Directors?

Name: Kevin
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 16 July 2017

Has anybody seen the 1 man crew draft that
SMART has drawn up and has ready to shit on there members that pay them
to represent us?  We are paying dues to them
to fuck us DP !

Name: Clifford
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 16 July 2017

This is shit is becoming down right comical at this point, gridlocks
customers being told to hurry up and wait, oh yea and that slap in the
dick they offered as a contract, guys just go to work do the job, dont
kill ur self but dont lay down, dont give this rotten old soul sucking
fuck face a reason to make an example out of your location, i have
heard of a possible strike in the near future, just remember if it
comes to that ehh will get what he wants, a reason to qualify
management to run trains for a strike defense, and oh yea when we get
forced to go back after 1 day bye president rump, our negotiations will
go before the presidential advisory board and they will pick our
contract, or hunter gets us to bite on a out of national handling
contract for what appears to be a great hourly rate but really we end
up selling our souls, let him implode his self lers go to work, get
done what we can get done, the right way the professional way and
safely, fight for ur terminal it my not mater in the end but we r
railroaders lets stand up for one another while acting like the trained
professional industrial athletes we r.

Name: Ben Dover
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 16 July 2017

It's not just in Buffalo, it's system wide from the
Redi Center on down thru out every division!!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 16 July 2017

Buffalo meltdown beginning.... cars stacking up...trainmasters also
starting to meltdown, pressure on them starting to show.

Name: Go get em Lloyd !
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 16 July 2017

I agree with you 100 percent.

Fuck HH!!

Name: Republic of the US
E-mail: Patriot 2002-2006 & 2016-?
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 16 July 2017

Make history gents, give the media something to talk about and be
remembered for the next 100+ years. Save your railroad. It won't take
much and it won't take long. This country is highly dependent on rail
transportation. With or without the union you have to save your
railroad. Save it before it's to late because it is almost gone.

Name: Precision
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 16 July 2017

Nothing I said was a complaint. Just a simple service update for my
fellow union brothers. I go when they call and I'd never take a
paycheck if I wasn't giving an honest days work. I think we should let
each other know, and maybe the public might read a few lines about the
truth out here. I know service hiccups will happen in his plan, but
there's some unnecessary intimidation and abuse of power going on.
Some bullying of crews and terminals. It's not right. Hopeful for the
future or not, we should still have a voice, and this might be all we
have...

Name: Lloyd
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for 20-30 years
Posted: 15 July 2017

Getting real tired of all the HH defenders on here.  You people are the
true pieces of shit we all work with.  The same guys that suck the tms
off and do favors like taking calls for anything and everything.  You
are the problem.  When we get rid of all you little bitches we will
have a stronger union.  Two face mfers.

Name: Never happen
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 15 July 2017

We will NEVER see 450-550 on a 10 hrs day. Fact...!!!!!! Keep dreaming
..

Name: switchtender
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 15 July 2017

I can't wait untill we start making 450-550 a day and overtime after
10. HH made the Canadians the best paid railroaders on the continent.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 15 July 2017

you northern whiners keep complaining and will add to your own demise if
you don't straighten up and be railroaders. Here is how this works.
Things get screwed up and you complain, and contribute to the problem
merilly. Business gets lost and more cuts come as a result. You are
playing against Harrison and he never loses. Nothing is constant but
change. Stand up or be gone, simple as that. BTW, this always happens
initially when Harrison takes over an operation. Don't take the good
railroaders down with your piss poor attitudes. Face reality. For those
who survive him, you will make more $, be home more often, and
eventually be better railroaders. I paid dues for 30+ years and the
union can't do anything for you because of corporate power. It is
today's business environment for all unions. Trust me, Harrison would
love it if you went on strike, as would wall street. Just set up the
pickets, but please stop complaining.

Name: oboy
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 15 July 2017

I agree with you 100%

Name: Precision
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 15 July 2017

Velocity starts when a train departs and ends when it arrives. But the
dwell time is going to be pretty ugly. That's the time cars sit in a
yard or siding. Nc has cars that haven't moved in 8 days, and there's
no light at the end of the tunnel for them to start moving. Rule changes
and intimidation hasn't even started. This is gonna get ugly, and our
unions aren't even interested.

Name: oboy
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 15 July 2017

precision
I didn't know that about Parked trains can't bring your velocity down
without a crew.    Thanks for the info


New dude 
I'm with you I'm sick of all the rule changes no one cam keep up
with.  The stress not being able to stay rested for a job.  Most of all
the intimidation of the new idpap.

Name: Precision
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 15 July 2017

Yup. And the lack of crews for these trains help to sugar coat things.
Parked trains can't bring your velocity down without a crew. I've
heard on both ends from dispatch that it's going to be a while because
there are no crews anywhere, and it's been the same story for more than
a week. Some buffalo crews were at Willard when their id pool ended, and
they left them there for an extra day, some of them longer with no
trains on their lineup, just to make a point. Fucked up. Ethics means
what again??

Name: bill
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 15 July 2017

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Name: New dude
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 15 July 2017

You are right!
We need to strike this mofo!
Im thankful some of you old heads
are ready for this and also willing!

I am willing to get locked out and lose my
shitty house and beat up paid car.
I'm 26 and ready to bail now if it all goes that
way. Its time to fight for each others jobs
and hca. I can at my age go find another job.


Fuck csx!

Name: oboy
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 15 July 2017

Hey precision

It's funny how we all know the truth.  Meanwhile csx is spreading the
lies about how well this is all working out.

Name: Precision
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 15 July 2017

Don't forget to include new castle and Willard in that meltdown. New
castle has about 700 cars for Willard and Willard is screwed and can't
handle any of it. One yardmaster now, and he looks like he's having a
meltdown as well. Willard is even sending cars back to new castle just
to get them out of the way. Trainmasters melting down as well. I worked
extra job the other day. 10hrs and never left the crew room. Not a track
to switch into. It's about as fucked as it has ever been since steam
engine days. Good job team. It'll probably work better tomorrow,
right?

Name: fred
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for 20-30 years
Posted: 15 July 2017

Avon yard is shutting down?   That yard has been in operation for over
100yrs.  Where will all the men move to?  What would be the closest
move?

Name: UTU SMART ARE FULL OF PUSSIES
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 15 July 2017

UTU SMART are full of pussies and embezzelers and bullshitters.

We need to cut loose the past of following and getting the shit cheese
cake after they sell out their members.

Alot of the young and new hires need 
a better & stronger BLET & representing theT too the trainmen too.

Now somebody go postal and kick the fuck out of HH.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 15 July 2017

Many questions need to be answered by full-time union officers.

Why are the salaries so high when they do 5 day work weeks with
holidays off?  They also get per diem & expenses if/when have to
travel.
Who actually pays for their insurance?
Who's dues monies provide them with a union pension - that's in
addition to RR Retirement?
Heck, many local reps will take advantage too.

Is no wonder why dues are costly & support \ union membership has been
dropping for years.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 15 July 2017

Burned Out:
You start.  Waste of time & effort though to call unless it's between
the hrs. of 9-5, Mon. thru Fri. & not a holiday.

Name: Shafted
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 15 July 2017

Burned 

Did they say anything about still being able to self report?  Your
right. We need this settled now.  We can't protect ourselves from
trumped up charged and being singled out if we don't know out union
rights!

Name: Burned out
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 15 July 2017

EVERYBODY  

A few LC have been telling people that some of the old IDPAP RULES are
still in effect like 180 Grace periods and stuff. Also said anyone with
discipline before new policy was granfatheted under the previous policy.
 Asked when the union was going to get this out in writing. They had no
answer.  Said they were just being told this stuff by the GC. WE ALL
NEED TO START CALLING THE GC OFGICE AND DEMAND TO BE GIVEN IN WRITING
WHAT'S GOING ON. No dues paid until we get answers! No more leaving us
hanging with no answers to our future!  No more being left in limbo. 
Members have rights!  Demand answers!

Name: Cool mo D
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 15 July 2017

Don't know about anyone else but I'm afraid to lose my job. After 20
year's of being a locomotive engineer for CSX and being a loyal
employee and only marking off with days I've earned.  I surely don't
want end my career working for a place that could care less about
me.How much money does one man need at so many others misery.

Name: CSXASSLICKER
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 15 July 2017

Oh no! We wont go on strike.
We love it the way it is.
We new guys are all asslickers and don't
fucking care about that SMART union.
They have a history of lying, cheating,
embezzlement and sleeping with the carriers.
So fuck you asshole lying union scumbags.
We don't buy your shit. Go suck Hunter Harrison dick some more. You
know the railbaron. LOL!

Name: Dynamic Braking
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 15 July 2017

First off,
Strike won't happen at all.
The minute after midnight and Trump will
sign a bill to force us back to work.
The contract will be crammed down our throats and we will take another
ass fucking. UP guys will accept it because over there they are a bunch
of yellow belly pussies. Look at those SP faggits.
All pussed out afte UP bought there shitty railroad. Claimed hard ball
is going to be played. Hahaha. Sure! You got stretched.
New guys will cross the picket line.
They over spent and this generation off RR punks, suck anyways. They
are good on their knees.

,

Name: E.Hunter Harrison
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 15 July 2017

APE

Please son,  Give the dear man a call as soon as possible at the EAP .
You need some help with your physiological evaluation. We can help you.
You sound like a danger to yourself and family and ci workers. I will
seek and dismantle as I wish any part of CSXT I feel fit too.
As far as your unions, we already paid them off and they will assist
us.

I have my henchmen here from CP and CN to work for me to do that.

Take care of the problem.
Sincerely,
E.Hunter Harrison
CEO- csxt
Jacksonville

Name: Conrail Express
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 14 July 2017

Its time.
We can't strike.
Put some trust in your union and Don't have no doubt. The BLE and
Smart will
take care of business. And kick Hunter Harrison in his butt.

I am more up for the contract they are proposaing. I think we should
accept and move on.

Xpress train.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 14 July 2017

tea:

Sad, but about the truth.  The carriers & their backers do have
friendly (to them) administrations & legislatures at present.

Will never forget talking with US Congresspersons & their staffs -
over 20 yrs. ago - they didn't understand complaints if workers were
earning 30-40K per year & were provided a health insurance plan. 

Union officers may have their hands tied but am with you - should be no
back patting whatsoever.  Don't want to hear or read that BS.

Name: It's Time
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 14 July 2017

Railroad brothers, 

We need to get serious about what is happening to not only this
company, but our jobs, our lives, our families' lives.  Because of the
dismantling of our company by Harrison and Mantle Ridge, only for them
to flip stock, each of our futures are in jeopardy.  The lives that we
all have worked hard to secure and the future that we all have worked
hard to ensure is at serious jeopardy.  Now we can all keep complaining
and keep talking about it, while watching it happen.  Or we can get
serious and plan a hostile takeover so that we can physically take our
company back!  This is a time for us all to become one and take a
stand.  We need to do whatever it takes to show that we will not stand
for this any longer. We can start with organizing a strike.  I know it
gets talked about all of the time, but what are we going to do?  Are we
going to wait until all of our jobs are gone and then say, "we should
have gone on strike a year ago"?  Or are we going to do it now and
stand up for once!  

We are made up of strong, smart men and women.  We do not have to take
this!  People like Harrison do this because they know that we will not
bond together and put a stop to it.  If we have to take lives, then so
be it!  There are people who need to be killed!  We need to take
action!  I'm sick of seeing our company be dismantled!  I'm sick of
watching friends and co-workers be wronged for absolutely no reason!  I
know that all of you are sick of it too!  

What are we going to do about it?

What are you going to do about it?

Let's bond together for once!  Let's take action!  

IT'S TIME PEOPLE!  IT'S TIME PEOPLE!  IT'S TIME PEOPLE!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 14 July 2017

This shake up will pass. Will be rough though. If he violates the
agreements, that is a legal matter. A contract is a contract.

Name: tea
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 14 July 2017

when the new attendance policy comes out.  We will all bitch about it. 
We will talk about how this bs will not be tolerated within 60 days our
union will post or mail out a reply.   The letter from the union will
read something like.  "This was a unilateral move by the carrier we
extremely protested the new policy.  We will do everything in our power
to convince the carrier this is outrageous and unacceptable. But
remember our hands are tied this is a company policy. The company
ultimately can create and amend policy as they so desire. Hence the
last 5 policies stuck.

When the carrier will not agree on a reasonable contract on health
care.  The unions will take a vote on whether or not we should strike. 
The YES vote will be around 97% in favor of. There will even be meetings
about the strike and who is to do what and signs will be made.  The
local guys will be off union business making posters and bullshit. 
Then we will get a sub-standard contract. Pay raise will be less than
par.  Insurance will increase.  Work rules will be favor of the
carrier. The union will once again mail out toilet paper stating they
did everything they could and with a carrier friendly administration
this contract surpassed  their wildest imagination.   They will praise
one another for their relentless fight with the carrier.  They will pat
one another on the back for their great success.
Yeah we've all seen this bullshit too many times

Our grandparents would be greatly disappointed in us for tolerating
this bullshit.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 14 July 2017

It's entirely believable\possible -- they can milk it, sell it off/
parcel things out to whomever may want whatever.  The ol' csx may be
just a part of history.

Name: Horny Harrison
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years
Posted: 14 July 2017

A brief update for all the millionaire shareholders out there. HH is
going to make you even richer. REDI Center closed, Tilford Yard will be
sold (Atlanta is a small city anyway, who cares!). Next up, Radnor Yard
in Nashville, (Nashville is booming, we don't need that business),
we'll take the 750 million the city is offering. 300 more job cuts in
Jax today (you are welcome Mantle Ridge!) Wait till the guys and girls
in the field see the new attendance policy (they don't need families
or lives, the railroad is all they need!). If we find an employee that
makes $50 an hour, fire him, and replace him with someone for $20 an
hour (this is precision railroading!). The next union contract will be
complete shit, get ready for paying big dollars for health insurance.
We are doing away with 3-step as well, (so what if we kill a few dads
and brothers) we get to make more money while we sit on our fat asses
and suck on oxygen bottles!!!!

CSX workers, if you are in a city with competing railroads, apply there
now. CSX will be merged in the end. After HH leaves, stocks will crash,
CSX will be parted and sold. Any of your friends that want to work for
the railroad, tell them to run away, like they are on fire! CSX is the
most corrupt, morally bankrupt company in the world. The new executives
at CSX don't care what federal law says, screw the FRA, screw insider
trading laws. Anything to make a buck, and they are daring the feds to
come after them. They simply, are not afraid. You should be!

Name: Notch8
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 14 July 2017

Whats going on with osborn? Know some guys there and their traffic
effects ours. What rumor are going around?

Name: hogger
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 14 July 2017

HH survivors


What the hell is going to happen to our seniority.  What did he do to
your jobs. Looks like he is wanting to make everything a great big pool
and anyone can be made do anything. Roll in off your road job or a local
and want to go home but they can make you stay and use you like a mule
for everything.  What is the point of having years out here doing your
time on the extra boards just to lose a right to finally hold a job
that you might enjoy or works out for your family schedule.  I hope to
god that our Union doesn't throw us under the bus and agree to take
all that away from us.  We have voiced our opinions. they know we
don't want this crap. What did you guys do. Sounds like your reps
didn't do a thing for you. All we can do is dissolve or union and
start a new one. We have every right to do that by federal law. Im
getting to old for this shit.  Any advice you got we would appreciate.

Name: SLOW DOWN
E-mail: MAKE THEM SWEAT
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 14 July 2017

Heads up, Osborn Yard in Louisville is about to be hit hard, possibly
decimated within the next month

Name: XUNION
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 13 July 2017

Loco 1-10

You are 100% right. Just as the Trump has a vice, HH has a selected
henchman to do his bidding after he is gone. As long as the stock is
rising and their pockets are getting filled nothing is going to change.
They already have their plan of action down to the last letter and no
one will change it unless the new CEO that takes over after HH is gone
is just playing a game and is waiting to change course to better pad
his pockets. If your unions are not already paid off under the table
then they should have already done their research and should know who
will replace HH if and when he is either too ill or incompetent to run
the company. They should have had an extensive back ground check done
on the man and his legal team and should know his past history and
where his head is at. Your GC should already know all this. Corner your
LC'S and find out what they know. There is a dusty rag in every closet.
No one gets to the position that HH is in without stepping on a lot of
toe and calling in favors. Your only an idiot if you think their path
has been one of moral high ground. A good business man never "poops"
where he eats. The work force can make or break a company. There is not
enough experienced management to handle running the Railroad if the
workers decide enough is enough. Calling in the scabs and doing things
the old fashioned way just doesn't cut it anymore. People are more
demanding and want what they want now. They have no patience for a melt
down. Blue collar workers are more ignorant than ever because they
don't know what it was like before there were unions but if given the
right push they can become like a herd of sheep. One starts the herd
and the rest will follow. Start asking questions.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 13 July 2017

Hate to bring y'all more bad news , but even if he slips on the banana
peel. They have already got his puppets lined up to carry on his
legacy, Making CSX great again. The stock price will rise , one way or
another.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 13 July 2017

This is only going to last for so long ehh has one foot in the grave and
one on a banana peel. The Lord only promised 70 years this old geezer is
living on borrowed time.

Name: legal
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 13 July 2017

T&E Employees

It seems there is some concern about the possibility of a new
attendance policy in the works that may be considered more stringent
than the last. What ever policy is developed can not break State or
Federal laws. An attendance policy is not uncommon in large
corporations. Unfortunately you have workers who do not want to come to
work on a regular basis and therefore the burden to do business is put
back on the workers who do. This burden is a company policy that
usually ends up punishing those who do not deserve it.
No matter what policy is developed you have medical protection rights
for yourself and your family. The laws are too lengthy to post. 
All children are protected under several child protection agencies and
any medical treatment they may need comes first before any attendance
policy that lays ground rules for absence from work for medical
reasons. It is not necessary to get into the details about the medical
rights/protection of children. Most company/corporations do not want to
test the waters on this subject and are usually very accommodating.
Second, if your family physician feels it is necessary for you to miss
work due to an illness or injury, their written orders should be
considered adequate enough to excuse you from your duties. Many have
expressed their concerns that the company has said they can deny a
doctors order if they feel it is not proper or not an eligible excuse
and the employee can be ordered to return to work and given points
towards future discipline. This is something that you must discuss in
detail with your physician. Many medical doctors find this action not
only a form of slander but boarders an insinuation that they are in a
habit or writing orders that could be look at as a form or malpractice.
If a medication is prescribed and your doctor orders you to miss work
while using it there should be no denial to that order. There are many
medications that the USDOT has listed that do not allow any one working
for any company/agency that is involved with the transportation of
commerce/goods to consume and work at the same time. You doctor is well
aware of the side effects of the medications they prescribe as well as
many state laws that govern the use of them while driving a motor
vehicle. Remember, your corporation is not exempt from following all
state laws. If your attendance policy has a point system that is used
to determine progressive discipline steps and you are given points for
taking medical days that are deemed necessary by your physician then
you not only have an issue to forward to your union representative but
you also have grounds to take the issue to your state health department
and outside legal counsel. You may be bound by state laws that do not
allow you to operate a motor vehicle  and federal laws that do not
allow you to work with any transportation department.  Points assigned
to an employee who are absent for medical issues or other personal
reasons are considered discipline points. These points are not given to
any employee as a form of reward. They have one purpose and one purpose
only. To eventually discipline the employee for taking too many days
off from work. Discipline points should never be given to an employee
with written orders from a legally licensed physician. 
Do your research on your medications and give a copy of your policy to
your family physician. Discuss their choice of action if you been
denied an excused absence due to their orders or given points because
their order was not considered legitimate enough to warrant your
absence from work. Be prepared. The best course of action is to educate
yourself on your State and Federal laws.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 13 July 2017

REDI Center sold.   Tilford Yard in the process of being shuttered up.
The worst is yet to come.

Name: 7 Policies
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 13 July 2017

Seven policies. Sounds like a typical Florida indian name. Yo! Seven
policies, 
whats happening! Ya fired yet?

Name: CSXASSLICKER
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 13 July 2017

Just follow the rules and do what ya told
.

SERIOUSLY
CSXT ASSLICKER

Name: Charles
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 13 July 2017

Yo spongebob:

How bad is the next attendance policy?

Attorneys? How about those great union officers we have, huh? Thats
what we pay our union dues for right Bob?

What about those super duper union officals? The LC' s and General
committee.

150 bucks a month.

Name: Labor relations
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 1-10 years
Posted: 13 July 2017

Employees
Just accept anything we offer in this next National Contract agreement
and just vote on it and move on. You all won't make to your retirement
anyways.

The healthcare we are offering along with
the 2 percent raise and the signing bonus are good enough. We just need
more cheap
working blacks and hispanics to sign on

Thanks for reading.
Csx Labor Relations
NCCC TEAM.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 13 July 2017

I'd be careful about threatening to punch and kick the CEO. All this BS
being thrown about by certain CSX employees is because they now have to
work at someone else's pace, not their own. I can tell you from
experience, better to shut up and follow the rules. If someone does not
want to work, there are options. When I was confronted with this during
my stint, I kept my mouth shut and worked harder and survived to
pension. I learned more and became a better railroader. It's not too
late to look at it as a challenge and change your work life.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 13 July 2017

Hunter harrison needs to be punched in his old face.... he's 40 + years
my senior, but I would take great pleasure punching him... seeing him
fall to the floor.... then a couple good boots for added pleasure. Come
on guys I bet as of today most of you use rather beat the shit out of
HHH, THEN FUCK ANY GIRL OF YOUR CHOICE... sad point is I hear he has
his own muscle to watch his back.

Name: ETHICS
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years
Posted: 13 July 2017

10-20


State facts. Not gossip. Not one single female driver has even
suggested they were harassed. Not one PTI driver has heard one bit of
evidence of seen anything inappropriate. Do not say they are afraid to
come forward because that is a lie. In fact two have already filed
complaints and charges against PTI for their treatment. None of them
are afraid of anything. You are obviously disgruntled because he has
become your boss now and isn't as chummy with you as in the past.
Maybe your are a TM who was asked to leave and then was replaced by a
promoted YM when you feel you should have been offered your job back.
Maybe you are a PTI driver who is mad because this TM wont let you have
your pick of shifts and you are retaliating. What ever your reason, if
you have proof put your money where you mouth is. If you know something
and they find out later that you did you will be charged with failure to
report. Come forward , state facts or find something better to do with
your anger.

Name: milkman
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 13 July 2017

bhornet

Great idea!   I just posted my review on glassdoor and indeed. Everyone
needs to do this.   Lets bring all the attention we can to this company.
  The contract proposal is a joke.  The idpap is a joke. The previous
idpap wasn't strict enough?  Caps is a joke.   I just heard from tm
that there is even a worse attendance policy coming out soon.  I think
this will be about 7 policies I've read since hiring out.  I don't
know how it could be any worse.   I heard Peter was coming back to.

Name: X trainmaster
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 13 July 2017

VIERLING AND FULLA HAVE FIRED A LOT OF GOOD RAILROADERS DURING THEIR
TENOR, MOST BECAUSE YOUR WEREN'T ONE OF THEIR YES MEN OR IN THEIR
LITTLE CLICK OF CRONIES. I BELIEVE IN KARMA HOPE IT COMES SOON.

Name: Spongebob
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 13 July 2017

You Boys and Girls think the current attendance Policy blows, wait until
you see the one that is coming out very soon.  Looks like the employees
are gonna have to start contacting Lawyers to stop this madness.

Name: Ellen Fitzsimmons
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years
Posted: 12 July 2017

You guys are not funny!
We will lock you employees all
Out. We'll see what employees will
Cut throat and cross the lock out line
and come back to work.


Ellen

Name: Brownhornet
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 12 July 2017

Place reviews on indeed and glass door about CSX.  Be truthful let the
nation know about the corruption and intimidation we deal with.

Name: paroled
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 12 July 2017

Other

Its not a new low in the RR industry. Corporate has been harassing
management to get as many failures on the employees as they can for
years. Over 20 years for that fact. Several Tm who quit spilled their
guts to workers. Couldn't handle the threats and some even had a moral
conscience. It was "get your failure rate up or start looking for a
craft to move to because you wont be working in management. Many
explained that it was for legal reasons. Employee gets hurt and wants
to sue if they have anything on the employee they can use that in their
defense claiming that they have extensive training on safety but the
employee just "Wont work safely" and follow the rules. A lot more to
it than that as well. HH is dangerous to all union employees because he
is not only money hungry and power hungry but he has an ego that makes
trump look like a prep school baby.  The UTU and the BLET have their
work cut out for them. The trumped up charges(no pun intended)are just
a beginning to what is to come. The members better start taking a hard
look at their rights and protections covered under federal law in
regards to their rights as a union member in the united states. The
first place to start is with the LMRDA! Read it and start educating
yourself. 
When the RF's were weeded out and the TM's took their
place(restructuring) there were several that were supposedly told if
they wanted to remain as a TM they better be able to work 7 days a week
and be available on call 24 hours a day. It was also mentioned that if
they took a sick day it better be in the emergency room because
anything less would be a guaranteed walk to the front door. 
Can you imagine if all T&E did that. Insurance companies would lose it
and the company would be in a panic when they wanted to pull out. Sure
there would be some larger co pays for emergency room visits but in the
long run it would hurt the carrier more.
Long story short, the members better get educated, learn their rights
under federal and state law. This is a business. It is NOT A
DICTATORSHIP IN A FOREIGN COUNTRY!  Make your union do what's right.
If they wont then you have options. Look into forming a different
union. Pool your resources and hire outside legal help. You think it
was bad when all the rejects from NS came to CSX, you haven't seen
anything yet.

Name: REALLY?
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 1-10 years
Posted: 12 July 2017

BIG HAIRY, ELLEN ,BLAH BLAH BLAH

You cant do any better than that?  Rock crawler!

Name: BighairyP
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 12 July 2017

2017 CSX news rumors Harrison stock
HH HAS A LITTLE WEINER

Name: Ellen Fitzsimmons
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years
Posted: 12 July 2017

You Employees are terrible!
The old man is having a stroke 
this morning here at 500 water street.

Terrible Railroad Employees! Terrible!

Ellen

Name: E.Hunter Harrison
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 12 July 2017

You csx Employees are really pissing me off.
Stop talking bad about me and posting situations going on with my penis
and
the respiratory problems. I will do everything to bring it down hard on
you
and other employees.

Sincerely,
E. Hunter Harrison
CSXT CEO
Jacksonville, FL

Name: Dogpile
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 12 July 2017

Mantle Ridge is playing Weekend at Bernies with Ewing HH.  Everything
coming down the pipe is just being rubber stamped with Ewing's name. 


when all comes out in the wash about Ewing stock will crash and burn.

Name: monitor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 12 July 2017

ATTENTION CREWS AND OTHER POSTERS


Seems that the disruption is hitting an all time high in the last two
week. After scanning the servers, there seems to be quite a few hits
coming from North Carolina, Georgia and Florida(Jacksonville).
Apparently the posters have struck a nerve with upper management and
their moles have crawled out from under their rocks again. Below is a
list of the most hit topics under review with the cause of concern.

#1- IDPAP-Discipline harassment and excessive charging
#2- Vierling-Conduct unbecoming and embarrassment to the company
#3- Brake sticks- lack of concern for safety and injury protection
#4-Hunter Harrrisons health- Concern for stockholders, wall street, and
investors reaction to unstable condition of CEO.

Keep up your discussions and do not let the moles distract you. They
love nothing more than to drag you into worthless childs play such as
longshoreman and others have done.  You have the attention of
corporate! Use it wisely!

Name: HR
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years
Posted: 12 July 2017

T&E

You were warned on this site that the new IDPAP was going to be an open
target practice policy. Like you were told, keep the previous copy. They
put in writing examples of what the company agreed were minor or serious
offenses in the past. No reason to make an offense they turned their
heads to more offensive since Hunter took over. It is unacceptable.
Meet with your local union representatives and begin a plan of action
to combat what looks to be a plan to impose excessive discipline.

Name: Hunter Harrison CSX CEO
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 12 July 2017

Capt Crunch Berries

You should have resigned from CSXT and tookthe longshoreman job. If you
can
run a locomotive, you can operate a crane.
You can also suck and swallow very good too. You've been doing that
very well as a BLET hood rat member.

See you soon Capt here in Jacksonville.

E. Hunter Harrison

Name: Captain Crunch Berries 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 12 July 2017

Dear Longboring men, apparently you have no good comebacks so this is my
last input,railroaders by federal law are prohibited from striking cuz
we would shut America down including your port, but you my friends went
on strike a few years back and nobody gave a shit. P.S. I saw a help
wanted for Longshoremen it said must be able to Swallow being able to
run a crane or forklift optional.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 12 July 2017

Just read boot program cut, does this affect T&E?

Name: E.Hunter Harrison
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 12 July 2017

Captain Berries;

Thanks for the best oral sex Ive had in years. The 100 percent Viagra
works great
that the doctor gave me today , and your excellent oral skills works
great!

I expect to see you everyday you can make it here in Jacksonville. I
will make sure
with those excellent oral skills you are
promoted along side my CP team.

See you soon.

E. Hunter Harrison
CEO CSXT CORP

Name: Captain Crunch Berries
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 12 July 2017

I love the taste of other hoggers like DQ and those other BLET
Engineers.

I have been practicing on E.Hunter Harriso impotent pecker. He says
vote the way he wants this RR run here at CSXT.

He got my vote! Fuck you other TEY employees.  It's all a man for
himself.

I got a job for life!! Slurp, slurp!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 11 July 2017

The old rule of thumb was that IF you were a really good manager in one
industry and were forced out you would be snapped up or even promoted
in another industry. Even at the least, a related industry. What CSX
manager is getting grabbed up to run Sears? What manager is grabbed up
to run a trucking line, or airline, or rent a car business, or
something related? No Bill Gates, or Jeff Bezos, or Elon Musk here.
Oddly enough, Oscar Munoz partially fits the description. No other CSX
manager is snapped up for anything, although I heard that John
Bradley!! got fired and actually was hired by BNSF! Who would have
thunk it!

Name: Captain Crunch Berries 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 11 July 2017

Yeh boys or Transgender Longshoremen sounds like you pecker heads would
be outta work if it weren't for the railroad. Next time a train comes
in get on your knees and pray or better yet while you're down there
Bob on the knob girl friend lol

Name: LLOYD CSXT HOGGGER
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 11 July 2017

Capt.dingle berry.

Shut the fuck up! You acting
Like a true BLE tard.

U keep blowing all the guys in the locker room showers. You told me how
ya like mine being sooo long.

Name: Captain Crunch  dingle Berries
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 11 July 2017

Must have struck a nerve there boys sorry about the mix up that's why
they call you Longshoremen the seamen coming into port stick their long
dongs down your throats should call you homoshorman

Name: Need to do csx employee commer
E-mail: 
Employed as: M of W, for 1-10 years
Posted: 11 July 2017

We need to get the unions to start cutting tv commercials showing us
rails and other crafts busting ass for these greedy no good trump
supporting assholes and explain whats happening with all this contract
bs.

They'll pay up real fast!!

Name: ILWU LONGSHOREMAN
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 11 July 2017

Stupid ass CSXSUCKS Engineer
We dont go to sea asshole dumb fuck.
We load the containers after you uneducated fags show up with the
cars.

You dont deserve a contract.
CSX has some dumb ass fools working there.

U need schooling and a education dumb ass!

Name: Labor relations
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 11 July 2017

He's right. You and your union is a bunch of pussies!

Name: Dairy Queen
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 11 July 2017

Capitan Crunch Berry,
You first baby!

You csx guys are into homosexuality
with interracial pay offs!

We heard thats why your conditions an union contracts are the way the
are baby!
Keep practicing on E H. Hunters wrinkled flute.  Ya good! 

You did me good in the locker room the other night! Best BJ ever. Next
time shave.

Name: Captain Crunch Berries 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 11 July 2017

Mr. Longshore get on your boat and go out to sea for 3 months at at at a
time, and when you need some sex get on your knees and service the
Captain while the first mate does you from behind.I hear Longshoremen
have highest homo percentage among all blue collar workers.That's why
they call you seamen cuz you swallow!!!

Name: Phil Logan
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 11 July 2017

It's July 11, Amazon prime day, and Jack Vierling is still a lazy, fat,
stupid, piece of sh*t.

PS:let's not forget about his little buddy Chris Worth, another piece
of lying garbage that Uncle Hunter already kicked to the curb, is also
an adulterous piece of sh*t.

PPS: Jax division Vierling crony Linder is still walking around padding
the expense account with excess mileage he didn't drive, and e-test
done from his office, when will uncle hunter see through his bull sh*t
in Orlando?

Name: ILWU LONGSHOREMAN
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 11 July 2017

Just take the agreements you stupid ignorant railroad dummies.

You shut this country down and everybody will laugh at you all.

Pussies and idiots.

You got nothing! You sold your asses off years ago. 

Assholes.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 10 July 2017

A self supporting pool is an  xtra board and y'all voted it in

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 10 July 2017

good point on the brake sticks, 1-10. All this "panic and retaliation"
is a subterfuge which only sharpens  aim at one's own foot. CSX is used
to working for politically correct golfers. No matter what you do,
Harrison will not be deterred. He has done this since he was 16 and
never forgot a thing. That's true. Know, and do, your job and you'll
always have a job. Complain, and be too lazy to be a railroader, and
Hunter will catch up to you. 
OK, I'm climbing off his nutsak now.

Name: WTFFFFFFF!
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 10 July 2017

Screw your brake stick BOOHOO!!!!

You people who haven't received a copy of the Synopis of June 29th
2017 NCCC proposal better get off your butts and get one ASAP. You cry
your unions don't do anything for you so you better get your fighting
boots on cause its going to be ugly if you don't!

Medical premiums up. C0-pay up- deductibles up.  2% pay raise each year
for the next 2 years. Cost of living is more than that. Inflation is
figured at 4%.   SCREW THAT SHIT!

Doing away with bidding and bumping. All self supporting pools. 
ELIMINATE ALL EXTRA BOARDS.
COMBINE ROAD AND YARD AND CREATE NEW ZONES TO WORK, 25 MILES FROM
TERMINAL OR FIRST MAIN LINE SIDING WHICH BOTH ROAD CREWS AND YARD CREWS
WOULD BE REQUIRED TO HANDLE ANY LOCOMOTIVES,CARS, TRAINS AND PERFORM ANY
WORK INCLUDING SERVICING INDUSTRIES- WITHOUT ADDITIONAL PAY!
This frickin nut job is out of his mind.  What the hell is a local job
for. What is a road switcher job for. Yard crews can do work within the
limits of the terminal. Conrail had that shit figured out and we did
just fine. 
I was on duty 10 hours last trip out of terminal. Got to hotel and was
there for 21 hours before we were called out. Stuck on the train 9
hours before we got off of it at home. 40 dam hours away from my
family. 40 hours away from my kids. If this idiot gets away with this
that means we could roll in and be sent out to switch some dam industry
or go get a train out of a siding outside the yard, or hostel  power in
the yard, or switch out cuts or WTF EVER for 3 more hours after we've
been gone from home for 40 stinking hours. Its time to go home. Its
time to see the family. Its time to go make the wifey happy! That's
what a yard crew can do. That's what a yard conventional crew can do! 
And don't tell me to get on a yard job if I need to be home because
that doesn't solve the dam problem. It just puts that yard guy out
were I was and he's got to be putting up with the same shit.  FRA and
union blew smoke up our ass said giving us 10 hours rest would give us
a better quality of life. All it did was give us a chance to sleep 5
hours. Didn't do shit for quality of life.   You better be talking to
your LC and letting him know that you aren't paying dues for this shit
and we better be getting double time on a separate ticket after we knock
down the home signal at the terminal if we got to stay and do yard and
local work after we have been gone for days!

Name: Damn straight 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 10 July 2017

Amen brother to many cry baby pussies out here

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 10 July 2017

Warning

New idpap policy is vague as hell alright and leaves every single minor
and serious charge in the old policy to be interpreted as a major.  no
descriptions like the previous policy.  Going to be some people charged
with majors that would have been considered minor or serious. Hope the
LC are ready for excessive discipline fights!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 10 July 2017

So are you the same guys that cried like babies when brake sticks first
came out and they told you that you had to use them??? He doesn't want
them because they are an expense, he doesn't want them because it's
another unnecessary rule where they absolutely require them, and at
those same places, I've seen hours wasted looking for one or walking
to get one. All it's doing is requiring us to be real railroaders
again. Same with the moving equipment rule and others. If you're
afraid of everything and not capable of climbing a car, then you don't
belong out here. I'm not a manager, I'm just embarrassed to be called
a conductor when my union brothers are crying about simple tasks that
we've always had to do. Get over it and go to work.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 10 July 2017

I've been around forever and I have rarely seen much evidence of
managerial ability. The few that might have any are called in by higher
management and threatened if not focused on discipline (primary
measurement), followed by excessive hours worked, time spent in strip
bars,and family connections. Despite RR myth, very few are educated,
and if so, are forced out. Per org chart, a few folks in Operations
Research ARE educated (you have to be) and are typically foreign, with
actual PhD's or good quality masters degrees. Usually people with
those backgrounds go to better jobs, often with high security clearance
required. CSX doesn't need security clearance, Boeing does. Regular RR
management jobs have zero education, or mail order BS, or possibly a U.
of Phoenix or Excelsior MBA. Ward had a summer session quicky course
from Harvard, for people already executives with money. He did NOT have
a Harvard MBA. Sounds better when you mumble it. His Ma had a Pizza shop
and pool hall, IIRC. David Levan was a Public Accountant w/accounting
degree, but no CPA (I know, I asked him) nor anything else. Seemingly A
decent guy, too, IIRC. EHH? I'm guessing he has the same gang structure
as CSX, EXCEPT ALL EX-CN, CP, IC, etc. It's a shame we couldn't get
Jeff Bezos, who PLANS in advance and then makes radical changes ONCE
THEY WILL WORK. No thrashing around, no mass confusion.

Name: advisor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years
Posted: 10 July 2017

ALL T&E employee's


KEEP YOUR COPY OF THE PREVIOUS IDPAP POLICY. EXAMPLES OF VIOLATIONS MAY
BE THE ONLY THING YOUR UNION REP CAN USE TO KEEP YOU FROM BEING
TERMINATED FOR A MAJOR CHARGE THAT SHOULD BE CONSIDERED NON-MAJOR.


Previous IDPAP... Three groups: Minor-serious-major.

New IDPAP.....Non-major and Major

Previous IDPAP....List of Minor and Serious offenses. A single serious
offense will not be considered sufficient to warrant dismissal.

Previous IDPAP....List of Major offenses

New IDPAP....List of almost identical offenses. One MAJOR CHANGE. THE
THREAT OF A CHARGE FOR THE VIOLATION OF SOCIAL MEDIA POLICY. Please
view page #4 closely (example #11)

The new IDPAP policy is extremely condensed and vague as to what should
be considered a non-major. No examples were given as what should be
considered minor or serious. This leaves any action not listed in the
major category as open for interpretation. Remember the
disclaimer....Listed examples are illustrative only and not intended to
limit appropriate handling. Example of minor and serious offenses in the
previous IDPAP are examples the company  put in writing that they felt
were to be handled under a specific level of discipline. There is no
valid reason any of the previous examples under minor or serious should
be trumped up as a MAJOR offenses unless the employee is a repeat
offender.

Social Media charge under Major.....You can find the social media
guidelines in the csx codes of ethic on page 38 and the gateway.
However, do not be afraid to use any social media site, including this
one.  As previously posted:

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 CXS's LABOR
POLICIES, TREATMENT OF THE EMPLOYEES AND TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF
EMPLOYMENT.

Please remember that many view this website on a daily basis. Do not be
afraid to use this site to have healthy and productive discussions.
However, when doing so remember that post done in a professional manner
are more credible than post that consist of nothing but gossip, garbage
and extreme hostility.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 10 July 2017

Managers are hired to intimidate not to work.

Name: X trainmaster
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 10 July 2017

Phil you are exactly right about Jack "me off" Vierling he knows
nothing about railroading I worked for him years ago the man couldn't
switch 2 blue box cars outta 3 green ones nor could he run a Damm train
around a Christmas tree let alone be upper management what a fucking
joke.ones like him are a lot of CSX problems

Name: CSXASSLICKER
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 10 July 2017

Jest lern to reed ya roolebook,
And by sum knew nee pads.

I gots mind. I love Hairy Hunters balls.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 10 July 2017

somebody said today, Sunday,7-09-17, that HH is in the hospital. Anybody
know if that is true? And if so, why? Just curious, since he probably
needs frequent monitoring, BUT could also have increase in serious
problems.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 09 July 2017

posters


NEW IDPAP THREAT under major.....social media!


Right from the mouth of the company.....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.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 09 July 2017

Where's Yummy !!!!!!!

Name: ADVISOR
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years
Posted: 09 July 2017

ALL T&E employee's

Do not discard your copy of the previous IDPAP policy. The information
printed in section II under serious offenses may be the only thing that
your union rep can use to reverse a ruling of Termination if the
violation you are charged with is interpreted as a MAJOR offense but
would have been viewed as a serious offense as stated in the previous
IDPAP policy.  

The new IDPAP policy is written in two sections. Section I-NON MAJOR
Section II-Major offenses warranting removal.

You should have noticed that minor offenses and serious
offenses(previous policy) have been grouped together under section
I(non-major) in the new policy. 

NOW LOOK VERY CAREFULLY AT THE LIST OF MAJOR OFFENSES UNDER PART II OF
THE NEW IDPAP POLICY. These violations are almost identical to the
previous listed violations in the previous policy.

No where in the new policy are the previous serious violations listed.
These serious offenses were considered offenses THAT WOULD NOT BE
CONSIDERED SUFFICIENT TO WARRANT DISMISSAL unless you were a repeat
offender. If you are charged with any of these offenses you have
grounds to argue that they should be considered under part I of the new
policy. 
The new IDPAP policy has been extremely condensed and is very vague on
what violations are truly considered offenses under section I.

Now lets get to one of the biggest changes in the new IDPAP policy
listed under MAJOR OFFENSES.
READ example/paragraph 10 on page #4 of the policy. No where in the
previous policy was there a reference made to "SOCIAL MEDIA POLICY".

You can find suggested guidelines in the CSX codes of ethics handbook
on page 38. Do not let this discourage you from having healthy
discussions on any social media site.  

                      SOCIAL MEDIA TRAINING
          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 CXS's LABOR POLICIES, TREATMENT
          OF EMPLOYEES AND TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT.

Always remember that your post are viewed by numerous groups outside
the railroad industry. If you have a serious topic to address do it
with class and tact and not with trash and garbage. It will make your
post more credible.

Name: BLaCkHoRnEt
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 09 July 2017

http://www.peoplesworld.org/article/the-worlds-greediest-ceo-hunter-harrison/
Cut workforce by 1/3

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 09 July 2017

This 72 year old cost cutting asshole now has banned using brake sticks.
I haven't  been requalify on putting hand brakes on by hand, I may fall
off the car and hurt myself if not retrained! If not, I may be watching
TV and have to write down the 1-800- injury lawer phone number .

Name: Delmar
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 09 July 2017

Just reed ya ruules and givem 100 peecent
compliance.  I love precision railroading.

Mr Hunter promote mes

Name: Phil Logan
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 09 July 2017

When is that ass clown Jack Vierling going to get the axe and go back
dispatching ? Daddy Frulla helped him escape from Jax Div Mgr to cushy
AVP job in Jax right when Hunter came in, left everyone else holding
the bag, while he hid.  Right before he left, told me to hold trains
out til we were ready to hump to keep arrival to hump and dwell number
down, making him look good. If you axe me, my dog knows more about
railroading from sniffin my shoes than Jackie V will ever know.  What a
lying, piece of shit, waste of fcking skin.

Name: X trainmaster
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 09 July 2017

Damn XTM you got awful mad you must be either Frulla or Vierling daddy
can't save you this time

Name: X trainmaster
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 09 July 2017

Damn XTM you got awful mad you must be either Frulla or Vierling daddy
can't save you this time

Name: XVL
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 09 July 2017

Conductor 30 

The IDPAP policy is a company policy. Our union's have no
authority/right to dictate the development of the policy. However they
do have the right to address any issue of a policy that may create a
hostile work enviorment or unfair labor practices.

APE 20-30 
You need to see a therapist. Your workers are losing their jobs. Yards
are being closed and jobs are being cut. You must be management because
you have nothing better to do than post pure smut about one of your
fellow TM'S.  Is he doing well enough that your job position is
threatened? Are you worried HH might think you can't cut the mustard?
It's dog eat dog again. This happened when Ward came in as CEO. Stab
each other in the back to insure your position. It's sad. You should
go back to the craft if you can. Your days as a supervisor are limited
with your obvious lack of professional skills. Let's not forget you
have also drawn attention to a wagon driver. Did it ever occure to you
that the drivers may all be put under a spot light now? Get it together
or see a company EAP counselor.

Name: Nathan curry
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years
Posted: 09 July 2017

Today i woke up with a smile.... jerry lewindowski shit canned!!! Karmas
a bitch.... pigs get what pigs deserve!!

Name: AfricanBlackSteam
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 09 July 2017

Yo niggas I work for BNSF and 
You motha fuckas got it bads!
We feel ya! Lets call a nationwide stike
and show some force and maybe have somw bloods and latino gangs fuck
with the family of some of those carriers negotiators kids or family?
They stalk and harass us, we pay some dopers go after of the privledge
cracker will get back the table fast. Fucking white folks!


This industry is going to turn into a Nigger business. Amtrak is a
ghetto

Name: ILWU LONGSHOREMAN
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 08 July 2017

You Railroad people are a bunch ignorant assholes. Big pussies who love
it in the ass! Your Union and Company is straight out fucking you and
YOU love it.

Too whoosed out to strike chickenshits!
Get rid of the Union officer trash.

Pussies!

Name: X TM
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 08 July 2017

X Trainmaster

Are you having to stand in the cheese line too ya poor ignorant piece
of shit.

Didn't suck that Hatchet Hunter's nutsack
good enough. Ya the king of Fish and Loaves.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 08 July 2017

I've posted similar to this before, I hope someone paid attention. The
RR, whatever it's called on a certain day, is erratic, unstable, and
rewards bad behavior. Your goal: survive. 2 things: be thrifty, and
prepare you AND wife (or S.O.) for post RR life. Prepare a
"portfolio" (like a resume) listing everything you have done that may
translate to college (i.e. Marine Boot is 6 credits of Phys. Ed., not
really the same but plays the game), any scrap college credits,
technical training, edu. things you forgot but need to document NOW,
this is not a 2 hour exercise, take it seriously, check out tech and
trade schools, perhaps wife can upgrade from Wal-Mart to pharmacy tech,
(or if lucky from LPN to RN or better) don't buy the new Silverado,
don't know if CSX will pay any tuition but try, (Indiana if can get
Indiana address ex. 901 S. Emerson Hawthorne or friend lets you choose
Western Governors University) or any certificates you can pick up, if
lucky it will work out. You are in iceberg alley, same as Titanic,
don't assume iceberg won't hit you. If near retirement note you and
wife each get 8% EXTRA $$ per year COMPOUNDED so hang on long as
possible, goal is extra $$ NOT promotion or making friends.ANYWAY,
PLAN. Don't stew and drink and hope for a miracle. Assist your
brothers if possible but remember your TM's and union reps are ALL
looking out for themselves.Good luck!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 08 July 2017

Reality Check:
No doubt, the CSX system is (was) very different than the others.
The Board Of Directors \ shareholders put EHH in overall charge.
Not employees or any shippers who can/may be hurt. 
 
Some of the lyrics of an old song:  "You don't know what you've got
'til it's gone".

Name: X trainmaster
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 08 July 2017

When are Frills and Vierling gonna get their turn standing in the
government cheese line

Name: Virlon L Smoot
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 08 July 2017

Hang in their guys at csxt.
Your utu and blet sucks ass and sold you out 2 days ago. Its going to
get worse like when the SP merged with UPid's.

They really fucked us in the ass good!
I was lucky to retire from SLO,California
with one kidney and a really bad heart and a trembling acoholic. My
wife Kathy donated me hers. I'm lucky to be living!

So for you Hatchet Hunter, blow it out ya ass!! Pos!

Name: Donny
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 08 July 2017

I love that van drivers tail.
She is being take care of.

I know i will be fired soon!
Gotta get all the ass I can get, even yours! I hate csx. They can sue
or fire me!
Donny Asher
Sr. Trainmaster
Avon

Name: Reality Check
E-mail: 
Employed as: M of W, for 1-10 years
Posted: 08 July 2017

I remember what the pundits said when the news broke that Harrison was
coming to CSX. Network was different than CN and CP. Was more like a
bowl of spaghetti rather than long straight route miles. Ohhh but HH is
the RR messiah! If the stock price is the ultimate judge of success,
time will tell. Like a football game, talk all the shit you want, but
the score says who is the best. Hunter can bring in all the minions he
wants, but the price (score) tells the story. And if the score doesnt
change much from where it is now, the harder they are going to be on
us. His ego alone will kill his ass if he cant make good on all the
promises. Fear of Failure is the fuel driving the heavy handed tactics.
Hopefully we can ride out the Ego storm and little Paulie will do the
same as Bill Ackman did with CP. Like I said before, NS told HH to go
blow and they are just fine without his expertise! As of closing
yesterday, the scoreboard said so.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 08 July 2017

New IDPAP:
We'll be told it is a company "policy" and NOT a contractual
agreement. 

Income Protection Insurance Plan:
Anybody who carries one should read over their individual\particular
policy and be aware - should it contain examples of when benefits may
not be payable.   Cancel?   It's your money, so do as you wish.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 08 July 2017

To whomever posted below, it was not Asher. I believe his name is Donny.
Everyone knows this.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 08 July 2017

That reads like a law suit.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 08 July 2017

Avon trainmaster: Derek Ass-her, is screwing van driver. While on duty.
Throwing what little weight he has by threatening her, that he has the
power to kick her off the yard and keep off the yard unless she gives
it up to him. She is too humiliated to report him... beware of this
creep,  Derek Asher

Name: New IDPAP 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 08 July 2017

New idpap is out. Looks like everything that's not a major is 2-3
strikes and your out.  Includes violations of policy like attendance.


Issued at 2300 Friday, effective 0800 Saturday.


Wonder what the GCs have to say?

Name: No mo CSX
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 08 July 2017

All DMs, ADMs, chief dispatchers that were left from PH era
(pre-Harrison)fired today. 

12-15 ex-CN Hunter minions (managers) coming in to take over at 2000 on
Friday night.



Looks like Cindy and Jermaine (if they still have a job?)  are the real
walking dead. 

Eugene will toss em out like every one else from the Ward era, after
they do his bidding.

Name: Chris Worth
E-mail: XCSX@voodoo.com
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 08 July 2017

New IDPAP.....issued as notice at 2300 hrs 7/7/17, in effect 0700
Saturday....

We're all fired, violating policy is non-major offense.  Second
non-major violation in three years for same thing results in a major. 
Safety glasses 2 times in 3 years, gone.  Attendance policy violated 2
times in three years, gone.  Major offense also counts in non-major
category.  Looks like two or three strikes and yer out!  Wonder what
GC's in UTU and BLET have to say????


                    C S X   T R A N S P O R T A T I O N
                                CSXT SYSTEM
                               JULY 7, 2017

              BULLETINS & NOTICES    SYSTEM NOTICE       103

TO:         T&E CREWS AND ALL CONCERNED
SUBJECT:    NEW IDPAP
EFFECTIVE:  0700HRS, JULY 8, 2017

ITEM 1 - IDPAP FOR OPERATING CRAFT EMPLOYEES

  THE INDIVIDUAL DEVELOPMENT AND PERSONAL ACCOUNTABILITY POLICY FOR
  OPERATING CRAFT EMPLOYEES POLICY BELOW GOES INTO EFFECT AT 0700 JULY
  08, 2017.

ITEM 2 - IDPAP FOR OPERATING CRAFT EMPLOYEES

  EFFECTIVE DATE: 07/08/17

  PURPOSE

  CSXT VALUES ALL CONTRACT EMPLOYEES AS MEMBERS OF THE CSXT TEAM,
  REALIZES THAT THEIR PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND WELL-BEING IS A
  CRITICAL ELEMENT IN CSXT'S CONTINUED SUCCESS, AND STRIVES TO TREAT
  THEM WITH RESPECT AND FAIRNESS IN ACCORDANCE WITH LABOR AGREEMENTS.

  THIS POLICY IS DESIGNED TO PROVIDE EMPLOYEES AN OPPORTUNITY TO
IMPROVE
  AND SUCCEED THROUGH A MEASURED, OPEN, AND JUST PROCESS AS THE
COMPANY
  ADDRESSES VIOLATIONS OF COMPANY RULES IN AN APPROPRIATE AND
EFFECTIVE
  MANNER. NO PROVISION OF THIS POLICY SHALL BE APPLIED OR INTERPRETED
IN
  A MANNER INCONSISTENT WITH FEDERAL OR STATE LAW.
  RESPONSIBILITIES

  CSXT EXPECTS ALL EMPLOYEES TO BE SAFE, CONSCIENTIOUS, AND
DEPENDABLE;
  TO COMPLY WITH RULES; AND DISPLAY A POSITIVE ATTITUDE TOWARD
TEAMWORK
  AND COMPANY OBJECTIVES.

  CSXT INTENDS TO CONTINUE TO PROVIDE A SAFE WORK ENVIRONMENT IN WHICH
  ALL EMPLOYEES CAN EXPERIENCE MEANINGFUL WORK AND CONTRIBUTE TO THE
  TEAM'S SUCCESS. CSXT REQUIRES MANAGERS TO PROVIDE FAIR AND
CONSISTENT
  TREATMENT TO ALL EMPLOYEES UNDER THEIR CHARGE AND TO USE
ALTERNATIVES
  TO FORMAL DISCIPLINE WHENEVER APPROPRIATE.








  GENERAL GUIDELINES

  PROCEDURES FOR NON-MAJOR OFFENSES ARE ADDRESSED IN PART I OF THIS
  POLICY. INCIDENTS OF A MORE EGREGIOUS NATURE ARE ADDRESSED IN PART
II.
  THE EXAMPLES LISTED IN PARTS I AND II ARE ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY AND NOT
  INTENDED TO LIMIT APPROPRIATE HANDLING FOR OTHER SIGNIFICANT
OFFENSES
  THAT MAY WARRANT CORRECTIVE OR DISCIPLINARY ACTION, UP TO AND,
  INCLUDING DISMISSAL.

  FRA REVOCATION EVENTS

  IF AN INCIDENT IS COVERED BY FRA CERTIFICATION REGULATIONS, IN
  ADDITION TO THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THIS POLICY, THE INVOLVED
  EMPLOYEE IS ALSO SUBJECT TO THE APPLICABLE FRA REGULATIONS AND ANY
  FEDERALLY MANDATED REVOCATION TIME PERIOD. BASED UPON THE
EMPLOYEE'S
  RECORD, ACCEPTANCE OF RESPONSIBILITY, AND THE EMPLOYEE'S WORK
HISTORY,
  DIVISION MANAGEMENT MAY ELECT TO PROVIDE THE EMPLOYEE WITH
ADDITIONAL
  TRAINING FOR UP TO ONE-HALF OF THE TIME THE CERTIFICATION IS
REVOKED,
  CONSISTENT WITH FEDERAL REQUIREMENTS.
  PART I: NON-MAJOR OFFENSES

  NON-MAJOR OFFENSES ARE DEFINED AS RULE VIOLATIONS, POOR PERFORMANCE
OR
  VIOLATION OF CSXT'S POLICIES, PRACTICES OR PROCEDURES THAT DO NOT
  RESULT IN DERAILMENT OR DAMAGE TO EQUIPMENT AND THAT ARE NOT
OTHERWISE
  IDENTIFIED INDIVIDUALLY IN PART II OF THIS POLICY.

  A SINGLE NON-MAJOR OFFENSE NOT IDENTIFIED IN PART II OF THIS POLICY
  WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED SUFFICIENT TO WARRANT DISMISSAL. SUBSEQUENT
  NON-MAJOR OFFENSES WITHIN A THREE (3) YEAR PERIOD WILL BE HANDLED
  PROGRESSIVELY. AN EMPLOYEE WHO COMMITS THREE (3) DIFFERENT NON-MAJOR
  OFFENSES WITHIN A PERIOD OF THREE (3) YEARS OF COMPENSATED ACTIVE
  SERVICE MAY BE SUBJECT TO DISMISSAL. ADDITIONALLY, BECAUSE REPEATED
  RULE OR POLICY OFFENSES ARE CONCERNING AND REQUIRE MORE SIGNIFICANT
  HANDLING, EMPLOYEES VIOLATING THE SAME RULE WITHIN THE THREE (3)
YEAR
  ROLLING PERIOD WILL BE CONSIDERED REPEAT OFFENDERS AND WILL BE
HANDLED
  IN ACCORDANCE WITH PART II OF THE POLICY BELOW.

  MANAGERS WILL RETAIN THE DISCRETION TO HANDLE APPROPRIATE
NON-CRITICAL
  MATTERS THROUGH INFORMAL COACHING.












     PROGRESSION CHART FOR NON-MAJOR OFFENSES

     INCIDENT*           |      DISCIPLINE
     -----------------------------------------------------------------
     FIRST (1ST)         | OPTION A: WAIVER FOR FORMAL REPRIMAND
                         | OPTION B: FORMAL HEARING UNDER APPROPRIATE
                         |           COLLECTIVE BARGAINING
                         |           AGREEMENT AND, IF FOUND GUILTY OF
                         |           THE OFFENSE, FIFTEEN (15) DAYS
                         |           ACTUAL SUSPENSION
    
------------------------------------------------------------------
     SECOND (2ND)**      | OPTION A: WAIVER FOR FIFTEEN (15) DAYS
ACTUAL
                         |           SUSPENSION
                         | OPTION B: FORMAL HEARING UNDER COLLECTIVE
                         |           BARGAINING AGREEMENT AND,
                         |           IF FOUND GUILTY OF OFFENSE,
THIRTY
                         |           (30) DAYS ACTUAL SUSPENSION
    
-------------------------------------------------------------------
     THIRD (3RD) AND     | FORMAL HEARING UNDER COLLECTIVE
     SUBSEQUENT***       | BARGAINING AGREEMENT AND, IF FOUND GUILTY
OF
                         | THE OFFENSE, THIRTY (30) DAYS ACTUAL
                         | SUSPENSION OR DISMISSAL.
    
-------------------------------------------------------------------
     *     TIME FRAME: THREE (3) YEAR ROLLING PERIOD

     **   IF THE SECOND NON-MAJOR OFFENSE IS THE SAME AS THE FIRST
          NON-MAJOR OFFENSE, THE INDIVIDUAL WILL BE HANDLED IN
          ACCORDANCE WITH PART II OF THE POLICY.

     *** IN CASES WHERE EMPLOYEE WAS OUT OF SERVICE IN EXCESS OF 30
DAYS
         AND DISCIPLINE IS LESS THAN DISMISSAL, TIME-SERVED WILL BE
         ASSESSED

  PART II: MAJOR OFFENSES WARRANTING REMOVAL FROM SERVICE PRIOR TO
           HEARING

  MAJOR OFFENSES ARE THOSE THAT WARRANT REMOVAL FROM SERVICE PENDING A
  FORMAL HEARING AND POSSIBLE DISMISSAL FROM SERVICE FOR A SINGLE
  OCCURRENCE IF PROVEN RESPONSIBLE.

  THE FOLLOWING ARE EXAMPLES OF MAJOR OFFENSES AND ARE FOR
ILLUSTRATIVE
  PURPOSES ONLY AND ARE NOT INTENDED TO LIMIT THE HANDLING OF OTHER
  OFFENSES THAT ARE CONSIDERED MAJOR:








  .RULE VIOLATIONS RESULTING IN A MAJOR OPERATING INCIDENT OR A FRA
   REPORTABLE ACCIDENT OR INCIDENT

  .ANY FRA REVOCATION EVENT IDENTIFIED IN 49 CFR PARTS 240 AND 242

  .SPEEDING 10 MPH OR GREATER ABOVE AUTHORIZED SPEED LIMIT FOR
ON-TRACK
   EQUIPMENT

  .OCCUPYING TRACK WITHOUT AUTHORITY

  .STOP SIGNAL VIOLATIONS

  .BLUE FLAG VIOLATIONS
  .MAKING MATERIAL FALSE STATEMENTS OR CONCEALING MATERIAL FACTS
   CONCERNING MATTERS UNDER INVESTIGATION

  .ALTERCATIONS

  .THEFT

  .RULE G VIOLATIONS

  .VIOLATIONS OF THE VIOLENCE IN THE WORKPLACE, HARASSMENT, CODE OF
   ETHICS OR SOCIAL MEDIA POLICIES

  .INSUBORDINATION

  .DISHONESTY

  .SIGNIFICANT LOSS OR DAMAGE TO EQUIPMENT OR PROPERTY

  .WILLFUL NEGLECT OR OTHER ACTS OF BLATANT DISREGARD FOR THE RIGHTS
OF
   EMPLOYEES OR THE COMPANY, AND ACTS THAT CAUSE HARM TO OTHER PERSONS
   OR RECKLESSLY ENDANGER THE SAFETY OF EMPLOYEES OR THE PUBLIC.

  .REPEAT OFFENDERS OF THE SAME RULE VIOLATION WITHIN THREE (3) YEAR
   PERIOD

     PROGRESSION CHART FOR MAJOR OFFENSES

     INCIDENT              |               DISCIPLINE
    
----------------------|-------------------------------------------
     FIRST (1ST)           | REMOVAL FROM SERVICE AND DISMISSAL OR
                           | THIRTY (30) DAYS ACTUAL SUSPENSION (IN
                           | CASES WHERE EMPLOYEE WAS OUT OF SERVICE
IN
                           | EXCESS OF THIRTY (30) DAYS AND DISCIPLINE
                           | IS LESS THAN DISMISSAL, TIME-SERVED WILL
BE
                           | ASSESSED)
    
----------------------|--------------------------------------------


  A MAJOR OFFENSE THAT DOES NOT RESULT IN DISMISSAL (SEE PART II,
MAJOR
  OFFENSES) WILL BE INCLUDED AS A STEP UNDER PART I OF THIS POLICY FOR
  PURPOSES OF THE PROGRESSION OF DISCIPLINE FOR SUBSEQUENT NON-MAJOR
  OFFENSES WITHIN A THREE (3) YEAR PERIOD.  FOR EXAMPLE, IF AN
EMPLOYEE
  RECEIVES A THIRTY (30) DAY ACTUAL SUSPENSION FOR A MAJOR OFFENSE AND
  SUBSEQUENTLY COMMITS ANOTHER NON-MAJOR OFFENSE WITHIN A THREE (3)
YEAR
  PERIOD, THAT OFFENSE WILL BE CONSIDERED THE EMPLOYEE'S SECOND
  NON-MAJOR OFFENSE UNDER PART I WHEN DETERMINING THE APPROPRIATE
LEVEL
  OF DISCIPLINE.

  PART III: PERSONAL INJURY HANDLING

  THERE WILL BE NO FORMAL HEARINGS SOLELY TO INVESTIGATE AN
INDIVIDUAL'S
  PERSONAL INJURY.  FORMAL HEARINGS MAY BE HELD TO ADDRESS ANY RULE
  VIOLATIONS THAT AN EMPLOYEE MAY HAVE COMMITTED, WHETHER THOSE
  VIOLATIONS OCCURRED DURING, AT THE SAME TIME AS, OR IN CONNECTION
WITH
  THE INCIDENT THAT RESULTED IN THE INJURY OR NOT; SUCH INVESTIGATIONS
  SHALL NOT BE CONSIDERED AN INVESTIGATION OF AN INDIVIDUAL'S
PERSONAL
  INJURY.
  AN EMPLOYEE SHALL NOT BE DISCIPLINED FOR SUFFERING AN INJURY, OR FOR
  TIMELY AND HONESTLY REPORTING AN INJURY.  AN EMPLOYEE'S INJURY
RECORD
  WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED IN DETERMINING THE APPROPRIATE DISCIPLINE FOR
A
  RULE VIOLATION.

  FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH CSXT'S EMPLOYEE OPERATING MANUAL REGARDING
  INJURY REPORTING WILL SUBJECT THE EMPLOYEE TO APPROPRIATE HANDLING
  UNDER THE IDPAP, DEPENDING UPON THE NATURE AND EXTENT OF THE
DEVIATION
  FROM POLICY, AND THE UNDERLYING CIRCUMSTANCES OF THE FAILURE TO
  COMPLY.


ISSUED BY OPERATING RULES DEPARTMENT

Name: GreenHornet
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 08 July 2017

BlackmanHornet
You are right!
The new post 85 hunter dick suckers
don't get that. Too busy on their knees
blowing Hunter.  LoL

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 07 July 2017

Big shakeup on Albany Divn.

Fired:

Jerry Lewandowski
Tom Ferris???

On Great Lakes  
Tom Lewandowski

Elsewhere:
Brian Stussey

Name: I. Will too
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 07 July 2017

Insured
I agree with you and will do the same thing, I think I'll stop paying
my union dues too, Unions and Neck can't negotiate a contract and the
future looks bleak and the rail buffs can have it,
they love the abuse

Name: insured
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 1-10 years
Posted: 07 July 2017

Conductor 30

If my husband is unfortunate enough to be pulled out of service over 30
days for something as simple as a little safety glasses rule because the
new boss is making everything an insubordination charge and his out of
service insurance wont pay, you can bet your bottom dollar we will
cancel it and since they are tied to the unions Im sure they wont like
that either!   Just think what their insurance department will do if
all the csx t&e guys all start dropping that premium they pay every
month. How many thousands upon thousands of dollars will they lose each
month. How much interest do you think they will lose because they don't
have the money to invest anymore. Maybe we will just call our Insurance
union guy and ask him what they plan on doing to protect their business
if this new boss wants to play hard ball with everything being an
insubordination charge. Money talks!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 07 July 2017

No doubt the last, just prior\ previous poster is an overfed, overpaid
& underworked selfish a--hole.

Name: BlaCkHoRnEt
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 07 July 2017

reading up on my contract.  I forgot about the union bending over and
letting csx change the wording on this.  I wonder how many were paid
off or blown for this change.
ARTICLE 4 - SPECIAL PAY DIFFERENTIAL – ENGINEER CERTIFICATION
ALLOWANCE “EC”
 A. Effective on the date CSXT receives written notification of the
ratification of this
Agreement, CSXT locomotive Engineers (including locomotive Engineers
engaged in pilot
service) will qualify for a Special Pay Differential (Engineer
Certification Allowance, “EC”).
 B. Effective the date of this agreement the Special Pay Differential
(EC) will be
fifteen dollars ($15.00) per basic day in freight and yard service plus
$0.15 per overmile for any
and all trips (separate service deadhead included) in such service. The
$0.15 overmile allowance
is not payable to those CSXT Engineers with a seniority date subsequent
to the effective date of
this Agreement. The current CSXT rate will be reduced to eliminate the
$5.00 certification
payment. 

separate service deadhead included!  I remember those fucks saying just
because were letting them change the wording doesnt mean were giving it
up.   
Fuck those sale outs

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 07 July 2017

Can easily remember when a stop signal violation = an automatic year off
before they'd even talk to you IF you survived. Knumbnuts worry about a
suspension, heck, could be dead. 

Everyone employed is provided with all the company rules, etc.
True: Trying to claim "didn't know" won't help much if/when in
trouble for a rules violation. 
True: Job Protection\Income Insurance doesn't cover Insubordination. 
If the brass is going to start charging that all the time there's going
to be more hard fought battles.

Name: rules
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years
Posted: 06 July 2017

Crews


All of you better get your operating rules book out and start reading
it from front to back!  You know over half of you haven't even opened
it past the first page. Hell, you never ever read the general
bulletins. Then you cry like whipped pups when they change a claim code
of come out with a discipline change that bit you in the arss because
you got blind sided.

Hear this and hear this now. There are a lot of little word changes and
gray areas that will bite you hard when the king HH makes every little
failure a major crime. You will get 30 days on the street for missing a
side shield. Same as you would get running a red signal. 
Go ahead and laugh now but the last laugh is going to be on you. Ask
your local chairman's. Demand a meeting with your general chairman's.
See how hard they are trying to prevent the king from enforcing
excessive discipline.  It isn't happening.  Your days are numbered. 
And for those of you who are always smart with the "I don't care I
have out of service insurance" you better think again. They wont pay
for insubordination. Talks have it that HH is going to blanket all
these rules under  "you have been told and informed in writing that if
you brake these rules you will be willingly and knowingly defying 
direct written orders and you will be charged with insubordination. HH
want the OOS Insurance gone.  So you better start getting it together
because none of you have the guts to stand together and take on your
union heads.  The King can count on that!

Name: Thor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 06 July 2017

No fear! The powerful SMART Union with the satin suits will fly in and
save the day.

Maybe the Brotherhood of Bigger Egos!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 06 July 2017

No fear our union and union brothers will save us

Name: T
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 05 July 2017

Baby Mamma


Get off your fat ass and get a job!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 05 July 2017

Humps are expensive to operate & maintain.
Depending upon what you hear & read & where - word is that slop freight
car loadings are down.  We all know how it is: they like intermodal,
unit trains, through freight; care very little about small-time
shippers.   
Still, someone, somewhere will have to perform rail car sorting & that
won't get done cheaply.  
The big shots know what they have planned.  Think it's just a
coincidence the changes are happening while national rail contract
negotiations are still in the works?   Guess we'll see how it all ends
up.
 
UPCSX?  BNSFX?   More Class 2 & 3 shortline RRs?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 05 July 2017

Looks like Nashville Radnor hump is done next week. We lost around 20
jobs. Not sure how they expect to get all the trains built. We do
around 1400 cars a day now. After this we will be lucky to do 600.

Name: OZZ BURN 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 05 July 2017

If anyone knows anything about the future of the Louisville Osborn Yard
please post on here. Only credible sources, don't just get on here a
ramble of a bunch of crap that isn't true. We at Osborn would
appreciate it.

Name: rushed
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 04 July 2017

#8

That's not all that's going on either. HH has them TM's so stinking
scared they are pushing us to cut corners on brakes test to get the 
move expedited faster.  Im not taking the fall for this crap. If the TM
is around and the FRA shows up, you can bet your bottom dollar Im
pointing out the idiot who's trying to whip me into do a half ass test
to get the cars picked up in route. They have the TM's out there on
line of road going to every place that a crew is picking up cars in
route to make sure they are putting the whip on them. This bull shit
intimidation by HH is going to get someone fired. I hope they sue the
hell out of him too if they do. People take notes. Keep times and
conversations. He can only bully for so long before the shit  hits the
fan. If you are a real dispatcher then you should know the rules on
brake test. Your supposed to be allowed 3 minutes for inspections on
each car your picking up. Your supposed to inspect both sides before
you do your brake test. You ask the crew how many cars they are picking
up. Then add their walking inspection time and doing the hand brakes and
then a set and release. Do the math if a crew is picking up 30 cars. If
the tm is around and they are doubling back to their train in less than
an hour bet your ass that's the reason why. Yeah some guy walk fast but
there should be a reasonable amount of time allowed for this. Its
frickin FRA Brake laws.  So expect a crew to be awhile when they are
picking up cars that got to tested in line of road!

Name: Rule G
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 04 July 2017

Fuck that availability policy!
Time this morning and drink some
Ice cold beers and bbq!
Have a happy 4th railfans!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 04 July 2017

Witness:
What you described is not just unprofessional, it's unsafe. 
 

Watchdog:
Lame-ass FRA can or will come down hard on employees but lets the
companies get away with all kinds of violations.  A good-sized civil
penalty assessed is a huge worry for an employee but a drop in the
bucket to the RR.  And, even if/when a RR company gets fined & the
charge sticks they'll argue & probably get the amount reduced. 


To those that may be unaware:  
Wasn't until after the Rail Safety Improvement Act of 1988 that
individual employees & management officials could be fined for
knowingly & willfully violating rail safety laws.  Prior - only the
carriers were fined (of course if an employee was of any fault - would
be raked over the coals).

Name: witness
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 04 July 2017

CREWS!


#8NOBRAKE is 100% correct on his warning they are watching travel times
of all trains. A lot of us have been out running and have heard the
dispatchers front out crews on the radio asking them why they had
delays between point "A and point "B"!  It just happened recently.
Dispatcher wanted to know why it took the crew 1hr and 18 minutes to
get from one cp to the next and then after a lengthy grilling the
dispatcher finally realized they were profiling the wrong train symbol.
  What was unprofessional as hell about it was all this  grilling on the
radio was done where other crews could hear it and probably put the crew
on the edge and they were most likely distracted from it and not paying
100% attention to their job. That kind of counseling should be done in
private or the crew should be instructed to call a supervisor after
they are safely stopped.  Ethics violations could play a part in this
kind of behavior.

Name: watching
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 04 July 2017

#8NOBRAKE

It is very nice of you to relay this information to the T&E employee's
but your post sends a message that trains running 30 mph because of
telemetry failures will be under the gun and managers may possibly
download the locomotive to look for negative reasons for delayed runs.
This kind of comment may intimidate Engineers to over look failures and
run over 30 mph to prevent any hassles from upper management.

Let me assure you and any Engineer who is reading this post that if you
have a failure that requires you to run 30, YOU BETTER BE DOING IT! Your
computers can be downloaded and will be by the FRA. When the carrier
decided to build trains so long that the HTD is incapable of keeping
communication they took this problem upon themselves. The FRA offices
are quite aware of this problem. Several complaints have been filed. We
know the situation that the crew has been put in and are watching these
extremely long trains. 
Word of advice. It doesn't matter if you have a FRNocom for 20
seconds. You better be throttling off. You have an HTD that is going in
and out you notify your dispatcher immediately that you will be
adjusting your speed for the HTD communication throughout the trip. If
you are using the TO system you must report any failures of your HTD as
part of your delayed usage of the system. There is no time limit as to
how long you can run with a failure waiting to see if the communication
will return. You have a failure, you immediately begin to reduce your
speed to 30 MPH. No exceptions. If your communication returns then you
can continue to run at your prescribed track speed. It is up to you to
report the problems to your dispatcher. We suggest you do so
immediately to protect yourself. We also strongly urge you to follow
the rules completely as written in the CFR 49 codes 200-299: RULE
232.407

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 04 July 2017

Haha ain't no RR CEO Eva Lied . Drink the kook aid

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 04 July 2017

The fight is already over , one man crew is coming , maybe not on all
trains but it is coming . Make Mercia great again

Name: He a Company Mole.
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 03 July 2017

As I said before, Avon employees be very careful what you say and do in
front of Whistle Dick, he still thinks like a RFE and he is very chummy
with Big Joe.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 02 July 2017

Nathan curry was fired  as a terminal manager in buffalo for posting
dick pics on Craig's list looking for hookups not to mention screwing
the Chevy engine plant on switching in  Kenmore ny.unless this is a
different Nathan curry. He was also hired and fired by the G&W railroad
..... rumor has it, he failed to mention the dick pic incident to them
and they found out and fired him.he was a big dick..... karma's a
bitch nate ....pigs get what pigs deserve!!!

Name: losing
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 02 July 2017

All crews

Just lost 2 more long pool trains out of avon, Indiana yesterday. Looks
like Im going to be moving down a few more spots in seniority by the end
of the day!  The cuts just keep coming.  They are still working on a
plan to close the hump yard and move everything across town. Spending
thousands upon thousands to build new buildings and expanding an old
yard in a horrible part of town.  Oh well. Guess the brand new building
the stockholders put their money in is no big deal. Just find a way to
write it off as another bad business investment. Its just money right?

Name: Smoke and Mirrors
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 02 July 2017

Many don't understand how all the changes are affecting the "APPEAL of
the STOCK INVESTORS".  Let's say you own 100 franchises for a
business.  50 are operating at a 100% profit, 50 are operating at a 50%
profit.  Sounds great right!  Well those 50 at a 50% profit that most
all of us would be extremely happy with and are making us plenty of
money and certainly not costing us anything are dragging down the
average and we can't have that if we're trying to attract investors. 
It looks better if we get rid of those 50 and keep the other's and
boast a 100% profit rather than 75% average profit.  Corporate greed
and the love of money has and always will rule the world.  They ain't
in the business to provide jobs, just want to make a buck.....

Name: 2 Cents
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 02 July 2017

#1 :  Rumor is Unions refusing to negotiate outside of National
Bargaining. EHH is going to implement his plan either way.  All pools
will be reduced to a basic day. Either go with the 550 a day for En,
and 450 for conductor's, or get another basic day for the train swap
to go back to your home terminal.  Saving's will be made for the
company regardless.  Claims, who care's, you'll put your train away
in as many tracks as necessary when reaching a yard. ( IE, yard
switching ).  Results in no more hotel bills.
#2 :  Who ever posted about the pools being cut was right on.  Lost all
long pools out of Richmond as of last night when bids went in.  Willard
will only run to Garrett soon, already have a Garrett to Chicago pool
to advance the trains. No need to have overlapping pools but yes, same
as in Richmond, there are not enough crews to advance the trains.  They
don't seem to be concerned with this at the moment and are calling
pools off the extra board to take up the slack.  Long story short we
are going to be starved out until the UNIONS agree to talk.

Name:   Virlo9n Smoot loves giving h
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 01 July 2017

Just deal with the BS the trainmasters give you guys and get on 
your knees like I did with  UP and SP. We are all bisexual anyways.

Name: It's getting ugly 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 01 July 2017

They are storing 5000 cars on the EK subdivision from Mp 192 TO MP 144
FILLING UP SIDINGS AND ON THE MAIN.THEY JUST PUT NEW SIGNALS IN 2 YEARS
AGO. THIS MEANS ONLY ONE WAY OUT FROM THE COAL FIELDS OF EASTERN KY. I
THINK ITS OVER WITH HERE R.I.P.

Name: littlebigMan
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 01 July 2017

all yards will be sold off.   triple stacks running from Miami to
Chicago.  drones will replace other crew members.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 01 July 2017

All the people crying all it takes is 1 phone call to crew managment.
Make the railroad great again.

Name: He a Company Mole.
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 01 July 2017

As you Avon boys know by now "Whistle Dick" is back to running a
engine at Avon after getting fired as a RFE. Be VERY careful what you
say and do in front of him as he still acts like a manager. He is also
quit chummy with Big Joe and a couple other managers at Avon, and i'm
sure he is giving Joe info on who is good and bad workers.  Hey Whistle
Dick, nobody gives a fuck about your "when i was a Road Foreman"
stories. Everyone knows that u use to be a manager and what kind of a
manager you were. Quit quoting rules to the guys and run that engine
assclown.

Name: Here we go 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 01 July 2017

Willard westbound hump is closing in days, 6 to 8 yardmaster jobs will
be abolished in a week. 2 main to become a yard track. 2 big crossover
switches and large equipment already sitting in front of admin
building, tons of markings and stakes all through westbound receiving
yard ready to excavate and remove hump, and change track layout. None
of this was here 2 days ago. Many long pools already on bid screen as
short, turnaround pools. That Willard hotel csx paid for will be
bankrupt and closed if we aren't staying here anymore. Good luck guys.
Hope we all stay working. Tell us what's happening where you are

Name: Jack MeHouff
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 01 July 2017

I thought the old man preferred running pools long instead of
short....what gives?

So you can get on another one headed the opposite direction and go back
to your home terminal.  No more hotels, van rides, stops at gas stations
on company time etc.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 01 July 2017

No comparison to what slaves went through. Don't even want to compare
us to that part of history. Done with this subject way to sensitive.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 01 July 2017

I thought the old man preferred running pools long instead of
short....what gives?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 30 June 2017

How and the fuck can you compare out jobs yo being slaves. I believe we
get paid for what we do.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 30 June 2017

I thought all trainmasters were now standardized at $93k per annum,
meaning they could, and will, work 7 12 hour days plus be on call 24/7.
This does NOT involve extra pay for some big shot calling you and
screaming at 0300 telling you to pack your bags. The "company car"
program meant you paid for the SUV the company chose for you, beat it
to a pulp on company roads, and bought an insurance program heavily
biased towards company needs. Super high ranking officials did very
well, the trainmaster in the shack at flatwheel junction did not. The
kool aid promised that some day you will move to JAX and SOMEDAY,
maybe, you will get the dream job IF the big bosses cousin Bubba does
not get out of jail and take it first. BTW, many people may remember
the intro College PSYCH book show the boss screaming at the employee,
the employee shaking his fist at his wife, she screams at the little
boy, and the little boy is shaking his fist at the cocker spaniel
cowering in the corner. Sound familiar? CSX management at work.Only the
trainmaster's wife may not be from Appalachia any more, may have a real
job AND store bought shoes, and may choose to disengage from the kicking
chain AND the CSX "family".

Name: Lloyd
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for 20-30 years
Posted: 30 June 2017

Fellow workers, there is a silent war going on between this company and
the union members.  Please do your best to do the research you need to
know the facts.  This place has no loyalty to anyone and treats
employees comparably to slaves.  They would love for you to believe
that this is all a plan to make us all more profitable and efficient
but this is an out right lie.  Get your heads out of your asses and
finally make a stand together.  Whatever hurts that stock price the
most will be the most effective.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 30 June 2017

Other, non-employee, for N/A:
Check into it if you wish but bet a person that leaves the ranks
if/when elected to full time union officer status pays at least full
dues, full time.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 30 June 2017

HH is doing to csx exactly what trump is doing to our goverment, I love
hearing you trump supporters cry. Cut cost and give it to the share
holders.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 30 June 2017

I saw a BLE local chairman go to a job as General Chairman. Nice office
and got busted back. what about him. ?


 Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 30 June 2017

Many managers\officials have been fired, let go, demoted per se, over
the years. 
Never did & never will feel the least bit sorry for those that came
from the field & then chose to take a company position - & later lost
that position - & then come back.  Low life traitors/turncoats.  Hell
with 'em.  Unions should charge one heck of a lot more to those who
switch & wish to retain seniority  OR better yet, just abolish the
practice of allowing a member to keep their prior seniority if/when
leaving the ranks & going into management

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 30 June 2017

Many managers\officials have been fired, let go, demoted per se, over
the years. 
Never did & never will feel the least bit sorry for those that came
from the field & then chose to take a company position - & later lost
that position - & then come back.  Low life traitors/turncoats.  Hell
with 'em.  Unions should charge one heck of a lot more to those who
switch & wish to retain seniority  OR better yet, just abolish the
practice of allowing a member to keep their prior seniority if/when
leaving the ranks & going into management.

Name: 2 longs a short and a long
E-mail: ___ ___ - ___
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 30 June 2017

Grapevine posted that Osborn Super is quitting and they are getting rid
of a few TM, sounds like they are cleaning house in Louisville. How do
you know the super is quitting? maybe he is really getting fired but
don't want to tell that instead just tell everyone hes quitting to
save reputation?%# 

To anyone in a management position: Why in the hell wouldn't you quit
and go back to the ground? Total up your yearly income and divide it by
your hours worked (spoiler alert your pay sucks)

General example: 6 days a week 12 hours a day for 50 weeks a year is
3600 hours vs 5 days a week 9 hours a day at 2250 hours a difference of
1350 hours so managers work about 1350 hours more per year than non
managers say that manager makes 120,000, divide it by 3600 hours and
you get about 33 per hour. Say that conductor makes 75,000 a year
that's also 33 per hour and it's taxed less and you have more time
for your family or hobbies or whatever. 

The railroad sucks the life out of all of us but especially the
managers. Before HH there were a lot of management positions that I
personally know of where they just sat on their ass all day playing on
a computer or phone leaving the property to take care of personal stuff
and actually working 3 or 4 hours a day, sure it was worth it then but
now you actually have to work and not be an overpaid worthless waste of
space. Not worth it anymore! HH does not like managers, he started from
the bottom now he's there and that's why

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 30 June 2017

Hey mr. engineer we got that 35 diamond board coming up . Mr. Engineer -
I got this you call them signals . Oookk

Name: Josh
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 30 June 2017

Subject: Pool Changes Effective 7/1/17
 
Gentlemen,
 
Over the next few weeks, the ID pools listed below will be reduced to
zero.
All trains covered by the ID pool will either run in short pools or be
combined with other trains currently running in the short pools. 
These
changes are being implemented in an effort to balance the network and
establish an even flow of trains across each subdivision.
 
Effective Saturday, July 1, 2017:
 
*         BA RF A3 Richmond/Philly abolished
 
*         BA RF I1 Richmond/Philly - reduced to zero
 
o   BA BW I1 increases by 2 (8 to 10)
 
o   BA BE FP increases by 2 (16 to 18)
 
Effective TBD:
 
*         AY BE I1 Buffalo/Selkirk
 
*         AY BW IP Buffalo/Willard
 
*         BA WL I1 Willard/Chicago
 
*         BA CW I1 Cumberland/New Castle
 
*         LO BT F3 Cincinnati/NW Ohio
 
In conjunction with the ID pools being reduced to zero, the home
terminal
for Dewitt/Selkirk will be changed to Selkirk, the home terminal from
Connellsville/Cumberland will be changed to Cumberland, and the home
terminal for Cleveland/Buffalo will be changed to Buffalo.
These pools will go to zero:
 
*         AY DW F1 Dewitt/Selkirk
 
*         GL CN F2 Cleveland/Buffalo
 
*         BACW I1 Cumberland/New Castle
 
And these short pools will be reestablished:
 
*         AY SW FP Selkirk/Dewitt
 
*         AY-BW FP Buffalo/Cleveland
 
*         BACW FP Cumberland/Connellsville
 
Thanks,
Josh Hurrell
Director Crew Management
(904) 359-7652

Name: 1598914170424545
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 30 June 2017

Osborn yard, big changes, ill take that rhey should probably just shut
us down sell the rails to corman tell ford to suck a old 70 yr. Old
cock, posion all of us t &e guys with the water and cut there losses
anything to help the bottom line. Greed is good.
             -Gordon Gecko

Name: Grapevine
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 29 June 2017

Osborn Yard Assistant Superintendent is quitting to go back on the
ground as a conductor in Cincinnati.
Osborn Yard is also about to get replace 2 Trainmasters with
Trainmasters from Waycross GA due to poor performance. 
1 Trainmaster will be getting the axe simply because he or she makes
too much. 
Osborn Yard has been and will continue to be under a microscope due to
inefficiency and big changes are coming soon

Name: A non a mus
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 29 June 2017

Anyone know of any news about CSX Osborn yard in Louisville?

Name: Sure sounds like it!
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 29 June 2017

Sure sounds like the old SP!
Lots of sucking off going on
at CSX!! Can any of you find
Harrison's scribble old pecker?

Name: BlackhoRnEt
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 28 June 2017

Ape 30
Catch me lol. He can't catch his breath. Fucks like you are why we're
in this shit. You guys suck up the Kool Aid.  Sucked off snow sucked off
ward now eh nothing new. When he's gone you guys will suck off the next
one.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 28 June 2017

I wonder if the 2 csx employees killed were inspecting their train after
being stopped, per the stupid rule?

Name: RIP CSX train crew
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 28 June 2017

RIP two the 2 train crew members killed inspecting a train in
Washington.
RIP

Name: Turd Ferguson
E-mail: SLFBH
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 28 June 2017

Everyone lets make sure we are putting our claims in to even the ones
that you know they wont pay. We need to bombard them with claims
because the more they either pay or deny in claims the better hand we
hold when it comes to contract time, think about it. I hope this makes
sense because I will be hard for me to explain what I'm talking about.
It would be nice if some spectacular employee at each terminal would
type out common claims and exactly how to put them in, then print a
bunch of them and place them out for everyone to get a copy.

Name: Lance Fritz
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 1-10 years
Posted: 28 June 2017

Mr. Wilbourn
Don't worry about a thing!
Our profits are soaring thru the roof and we are making more money do
to your help
along with Dan Schudak's help in moving all the Marijauna and Meth we
can move with the cartels south of the border, politicians and our
brillant UPRR police dept. Again thanks Dan and Chad.
You are both assets to this company and to NAFTA.

Truly yours,
Lance Fritz
CEO UPRR
Omaha,Neb.

Name: Rule G
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 28 June 2017

Mr.Turd
That sounds great! 
I first off think are National agreements should have those. I would
love to smoke some good indica after work and drink more beer with my
hog head after work.

I think we should have very good ice chest on board. Strictly for
beer!
Back to the Pending agreement, we shouldn't pay jack shit for our
health care. The carriers are making really good money now.

Name: Turd Ferguson
E-mail: SLFBH
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 27 June 2017

First of all let me address Smerry Smerners post.... Excellent read man
keep it up that was very deep, almost felt like reading a piece of art!

Now that that's out of the way........
Here are some things to get rid of
1 Brake sticks, the only car that needs brake stick are those tall
gons.
2 Drug test, or at least don't test for marijuana just the hard stuff
that has a tendency to wreck a family or get a coworker killed.
3 Reflective vest, or at least only mandatory when the sun is down.
4 Safety glasses, they fog up and they leave an ugly tan line on my
pretty face. (besides whens the last time someone got a train in their
eye?) 
5 We should be allowed to wear shorts and also sleeveless shirts
because sometimes it is hot and pants in 95+ degree weather is
dangerous. (besides why can't I get my tan on at work?) 
There are more but moving on.....
There are now several terminals that have an engineer, switchman and
foreman on every yard job Savannah is one of them look it up if you
don't believe me it's JX ST. I would like to know everywhere system
wide that is operating like this please post with the dist/sub-dist any
terminal that runs like this that you know of. 
Come on guys everyone should encourage others to get on here and share
what they know so lets do your part.

Name: Chad Wilbourn
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years
Posted: 27 June 2017

Psssss...shhhhhhh hey u UP stupid schmuck!
Don't be telling everyone on here about how WE are moving dope and
other contraband north of the border.

Damn schmucks we have working for us!

Hunter might have some south of the border connections.

Chad Wilbourn
VP operations- UPRR

Name: Common  Sense
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 27 June 2017

How bout we just get rid of all the rules involving operations that
don't involve train movement.  Then we can weed out all the dumb asses
that can't seem to figure out how to work with out getting their self
fucked up.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 27 June 2017

Seems to me that a conductor can foul equipment now any time, there is
no such thing as 3 step anymore so..........

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 27 June 2017

How has it been handled thus far when locomotives have to be coupled
together, MUed per se, and a FNG doesn't have a clue as to how to do
assist with that?  
 
Lots of thought has/was been left out of lots of regulations\rules.
Way too much written and put in place by people with absolutely no
experience out in the field.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 27 June 2017

Listen Up EHH and any Jacksonville suck ups:  While my fat ass certainly
enjoy's the use of a brake stick, I'm sick and tired of waiting an
hour and a half for someone to bring me one. ( Of course this only
applies when I'm not on OT, then I'll wait til my 12 is up).  Surely
Uncle Hunter is not aware this is going on or it would have already
been addressed i would think, so one of you suck ups bring it to his
attention please.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 27 June 2017

Bunch a god damn idiots on here that try to read more in to the rules
than whats in black and white.  Just like the idiot manager's out here
that are trying to get that failure under their belt.  Quit being so
scared and learn the rules,  Your Best Defense.....

Name: LEGAL
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 27 June 2017

ALL T&E Employees

Be vary careful with the new system bulletin change which has removed
Operating Rules 414.1-414.9.  Many of you have expressed your approval
of the deletion of the 3-step protection rule. However there were other
rules that were removed as well.  Look very closely at rule 414.9. 

This rule allowed the locomotive operator to foul the locomotives in
his/her charge. It also allowed other members of the same crew to foul
the locomotive to assist the locomotive operator. 

THIS RULE IS GONE NOW.  DO NOT GET YOURSELF CAUGHT UP IN A TRICK BAG
BECAUSE YOU THINK YOU CAN STILL DO AS THE RULE ONCE INSTRUCTED.

Locomotive engineers have protection under Chapter 7-Locomotive
conditioning. Coupling and uncoupling locomotives addresses the right
for the locomotive engineer to go between the locomotive in charge. 
No where in any chapter does it state that a CONDUCTOR can do the same
or assist the engineer. If we have missed something in the Employee
operating manual that allows this then we apologize but so far we have
not.

The removal of rule 414.9 must be addressed further my upper management
to clarify what should be done now that those procedures have been
abolished. Be very careful that you do not set yourself up for any
failures by believing you have the right to foul locomotives unless you
are the operator in control. 
Do not confuse rule 414.9 with other rules on fouling equipment. Rule
414.9 was written specifically to address LOCOMOTIVES. Not other
equipment.

Be safe and read all changes in operating rules THOROUGHLY. Anyone who
has any time under their belt working for the railroad industry knows
that a "GRAY AREA" is their worst enemy.

Name: $$ UP Profits?
E-mail: drugtrains@upee.net
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 27 June 2017

To UP Finance:

Will there be a new round of records profits, now that your drugs 
trains are cranking back up from Mexico? The train crews are whispering
about the chemical stench that is used to conceal the smell of the GREEN
GOLD LEAFS that's being haul! 

No worries though, keep bribing the politicians!!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 26 June 2017

AMTRAK has appointed Richard Anderson, president of Delta Airlines from
2007 to 2016, co-president of AMTRAK. He will share that job with Wick
Mooreman, formerly of the NS, until Mooreman leaves AMTRAK in 2018,
when Anderson takes full charge. I guess Cindy will have to stay at
CSX. Just FYI.

Name: Hugh Jorgan
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 26 June 2017

Who is this smerry  smerner asshole?  I can't understand what he/she is
trying to say with such incoherent rambling!  I thought you had to have
at least a high school education to hire with the railroad.  Lay off
the peyote and learn some English!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for N/A
Posted: 26 June 2017

Anything new regarding the Willard, OH. terminal/yard?
That place had both an eastbound & westbound hump.

Name: Smerry Smerner
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for 1-10 years
Posted: 26 June 2017

I heard if you don't like to then it won't even and why would it
matter. The point is if it don't do then why keep? I mean who would
rather than just do things? If you can't keep getting it then go on
and get it you know. I guess we all just got to keep until it and if it
don't then we will see.

Name: Guard dog
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 25 June 2017

Wonder if the Jamie, jermaine  mentions is this Jamie....
http://kulwar.blogspot.com/2007/08/jamie-boychuk-cn-superintendent.html?m=1

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 25 June 2017

SELKIRK HUMP NOT SHUTTING DOWN?....  I HEARD THEY GOT A LAST MINUTE
PHONE CALL FROM GOVERNOR HUNTER HARRISON FOR A  "STAY OF EXECEUTION"
SPARING THE HUMPS LIFE. PROBABLY JUST TO FUCK WITH THE SELKIRK
EMPLOYEES FOR HIS OWN SICK PLEASURE AND SO HE CAN THREATEN CLOSURE
AGAIN IN THE NEAR FUTURE .

Name: UP conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 25 June 2017

Hang in there guys! Their railroad precision crap isn't working!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 25 June 2017

Yard capacity 60,000 feet.  Cars in yard 52,000 feet. Cars to switch
28,000 feet.  One switcher per shift. Used to be two, plus a transfer
job. With another 40,000 feet waiting to come in the yard.  Oh and we
have 4 ups trains a day out of this yard.  I'm pretty sure this place
will be grid locked for the next week. Love the plan love the chaos.

Name: Rule G
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 25 June 2017

Another trip to the liquor store for some more cold beer and Steaks from
the Grocer.

Another fine weekend marked off!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 24 June 2017

there goes that program

Name: Rule G
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 24 June 2017

Me too!! Rule G and Operation redblock!
I work my days and mark off with my wife 
and bbq and getting fucked up!

FU Hunter Harrison. Go suck some air!

Name: Marked off!
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 24 June 2017

I'm marked off and in rule G big time!
Too bad csx! Exhaust the extra boards and
have to call around and try to find evey one to work those tied down
trains.

LOL fuck you Hunter Harrison, and Cindy suck ball Sanborn.

Name: Jinkem
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 24 June 2017

Funny when xtra boards are exhausted and guys on regular jobs see that
and start marking off one after another, lol kicking em while they down
putting csx in a bind

Name: BNSF EFFER
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 23 June 2017

Hang tuff guys on csxt. You guys know how to make that dough and help
them create a meltdown. They will get rid of that trash.

Name: Cindy Sanborn Sucks Balls!
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 23 June 2017

Cindy Sanborn sucks Hunter wrinkled old nut sack. "Hunter is doing a
fantastic job!
He's moving the cars! Sure cindy! It only takes a lot longer! Fuck you
cunt!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 23 June 2017

Everybody knows that Harrison calls Swafford Jerome.

Name: Old dude
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 23 June 2017

Shhhh...give me 5 million! I'll run the crapper in the toliet
for 5 million and run to the StUpid and run the yella peril down too.
We should all bail and run to Amtrak!!

The carrier's will pay for all this soon!

No decent contract, you get shit!!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 22 June 2017

HUNTER HARRISON......DROP DEAD YOU OLD BASTARD....YOU ARE NOTHING BUT A
COST CUTTING, BEAN COUNTER!!!!! ANYBODY WITH HALF A BRAIN COULD CLOSE
YARDS AND CUT COSTS TO BOOST STOCK PRICES!!!!!! HIRE ME CSX I'LL RUN
THE DUMP FOR 21 MILLION...1/4 of WHAT YOU PAID THAT CRUSTY OLD BASTARD.

Name: Jermaine Jackson
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for N/A
Posted: 22 June 2017

Ohhh Jermaine
Stop using my stage name please.
I need a tissue.

Name: Really?????
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 22 June 2017

Really people???

Jermaine is not from the corporate office. These company moles who come
in to distract everyone from talking about idiotic decisions the company
makes just crack me up.  Let's get something straight here.  NO ONE IN
CORPORATE WOULD EVEN DARE POST ON THIS SITE WITH REAL INFORMATION OR
THEIR REAL NAME. It would be the death of their career. They would be
clearing out their desk before lunch and walked off the property. They
don't have a union representing them. 
Isn't it funny how all of the sudden pines name and his gate crossing
topic is back after someone post a topic that discussed notifying the
proper departments in the FRA AND WASHINGTON D.C. with information on
an unsafe and unjustified rule change.someone in upper management is
nervous.  So don't get sucked into their pathetic attempt to distract
you from posting and discussing your concerns.  Now is the time to
stick together. No joke people! Someone is squirming!

Name: Reality Check
E-mail: 
Employed as: M of W, for 1-10 years
Posted: 22 June 2017

Dont worry.  If dispatchers continue to deny Roadway and Bridge teams
track time to do necessary maintenance, this precision railroading plan
will come to a halt in a big pile of iron, fire, and smoke......all for
the low, low, CEO price of 300 million dollars!!

Norfolk Southern and their stock price are doing just fine with a CEO
making a whole lot less...and their dispatchers give MOW track time to
keep up maintenance with 4 and 5 day crews. Hmmm!

Name: StUPid Engr Bakersfield
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 22 June 2017

SP Engineer
You are right about that!
Look at all us stUPid brain deed
new hires. We were not as that stupid!

Name: SP Engineer
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 10-20 years
Posted: 22 June 2017

Jermaine.....Your “Precision Scheduled Railroading” (PSR) will have
major problems if the Train & Engine employees ever comply 100% with
your lawyer written operating rules.
You’ll need to change many of them or have the Trainmasters turn their
heads.

Name: CSX Hogger
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 22 June 2017

Jermaine..... Blow out of your ass!

Name: Jermaine
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years
Posted: 22 June 2017

Received: Wednesday, 21 Jun 2017
Subject: FROM JERMAINE SWAFFORD: Structural Changes

Dear Railroaders,

Today I am announcing changes to support CSX's transformation to
Precision Scheduled Railroading. Effectively delivering on Precision
Scheduled Railroading requires us to have a disciplined and consistent
approach to our railroad design and our operational guidelines and
policies. To that end, we are implementing changes to our team
structure that establish greater clarity and accountability for
executing on these responsibilities. These changes are effective
immediately.

Assistant Vice President Jamie Boychuk and the Service Design team will
lead all of our railroad design initiatives. Their guidance is critical
to help us achieve greater precision in our train schedules, which will
drive improved service, reliability and asset utilization. All functions
are required to adhere to their direction on how we develop our service
design plans and operate our trains to best serve our customers.

In addition, all dispatching offices will now report to Bob Frulla,
senior vice president of Network Operations. This change will deliver
improved communication across our regions, better alignment with our
guidelines and policies, and more efficient execution of our service
plans. With the addition of these new responsibilities, Bob will be
leading the consolidation of the dispatching offices.

I'm confident that these changes will help expedite our progress
toward achieving Precision Scheduled Railroading and look forward to
continued improvements that establish CSX as a highly efficient
railroad.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years
Posted: 21 June 2017

About 30 car maintenance/repair personal have been layed off in
Nashville. The whole railroad is clogged up because of it. What kind of
monkey's would do that just to prove a point?  Stock is down. Let's
keep it that way.

Name: NOT FOOLED
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 20 June 2017

Loyd and All Posters

DO NOT ALLOW ANY POST TO DISTRACT YOU FROM DISCUSSING THE TOPIC AT
HAND(NO NAPPING ALLOWED) This is just another attempt from one of the
company moles to start an argument or disrupt discussions.

Look very closely at Loco 20-30's post. You all know that half the
time you hear T&E employee's discussing the unions they are normally
complaining about the lack of representation/protection they are
getting.

Now look at what he posted....."Anytime the UNION cant figure out
another defense to get someone out of trouble that's the tried and
true backup"!

Now ask yourself if any hard working Union member who pays their dues
for protection/representation would make a comment like that! 
Darn right your unions should be doing everything with in their power
to represent you to the fullest extent possible! Even using crew
fatigue if it is warranted! 

So, DO NOT FALL FOR POSTINGS THAT ARE BAITING YOU! Ignore them and
continue with your discussions. 

One thing that was not addressed in Watch Dogs post was the problem
with scheduled train line up on the IVR and the crew screens. There are
still ghost trains listed for several days and trains that show up hours
earlier than scheduled catching crews short. Going to bed thinking the
information made available to you should be right and 2 hours after you
lay down a train is called 4 hours early out of the middle of no where
and now you are not only freaking out but ready to keel over is a topic
that should never ever be left unaddressed. A train that is late is one
thing. But a train that shows up  hours earlier that posted on the crew
screen or IVR IS NOT ACCEPTABLE! They know where those trains are. They
know when they are running. Not updating information for the crews is
poor management.


LOCO 20-30:

Go back to your desk and find another topic to disrupt somewhere else.
Im sure HH will have plenty to keep you busy in the days to come!

Name: Lloyd
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for 10-20 years
Posted: 20 June 2017

I'll tell you what is ridiculous.  Anyone trying to defend that piece
of shit telling us we can't nap while we're stopped in a siding or at
a red signal.  Hogger is right.  If you're working continuously on the
pools on the road you're going to get tired.  I can't stand these
company men we have working out here.  Probably the same type of guys
that try to sneak in your home while you're working and the ones who
would rat you out if they saw you out while you are marked off.

Name: hogger
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 20 June 2017

Loco 20-30

Spoken like a true manager who probably just got cut back to the craft
by the new Nazi in town.  You said it all when you said only 1% will be
afraid to nap.  The 1% will be thoughs who know it a new rule brought on
 by the new csx king and he'll have you fired for it! So blow it out
your arss. Who said anything about the union bringing it up anyway. I
didn't see that on the post. As for getting your sleep not everyone
has the luxury of living 5 minutes from the damn yard they work at and
10 hours isn't crap if you got an hours drive home and then kids, wife
 and responsibilities. Don't tell me you get your arss in bed everytime
you come home and get 6-7 hours sleep unless your a yard boy or local
boy who goes home every night and not woke up all night by roster
calls! If your frickin tired at 3 in the damn morning while your
sitting in a siding waiting to move or waiting to get into the terminal
there is no reason in hell someone should have to be worried about being
fired because they were seen taking a nap!  Go back to your supervisor
desk now and quit wasting our time!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 20 June 2017

Guaranteed at least 10 hrs. undisturbed rest after marking off duty 
 = Y \N ?
Doubtful if the RRs will ever care if an employee has a family and/or
responsibilities at home.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 20 June 2017

It's a little ridiculous to make such a big deal out of the no more
napping rule change. There might be 1% that will actually be scared to
take a nap. I get so tired of hearing crap about crew fatigue. Any time
the union can't figure out another defense to get someone out of
trouble that's the tried and true backup. Railroad rule #1 , get your
sleep first....

Name: watch dog
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 20 June 2017

ALL CSX CREWS


SYSTEM BULLETIN #004 DATED APRIL 3, 2017 ABOLISHING THE RIGHT TO BE
ABLE TO TAKE A NAP HAS BEEN FORWARDED TO THE PROPER WASHINGTON D.C
OFFICE AND WILL BE REVIEWED. QUESTIONS WILL BE FORWARDED TO A FATIGUE
SPECIALIST ON THE MATTER. SEVERAL CLASS ONE RAILROADS WHO USE THE
G-CORE RULE BOOK ARE STILL FOLLOWING THIS RULE AND ALLOWING THEIR
EMPLOYEES TO REST/NAP.  CSX'S CHOICE TO PROHIBIT EMPLOYEE'S TO NAP
MAY CREATE A SAFETY ISSUE FOR ALL CREWS ON LINE OF ROAD WHO MAY HAVE
BEEN CALLED OUT CONTINUOUSLY ON THEIR REST ARE MORE LIKELY TO BE TIRED
AS THEIR TIME AT HOME TO REST IS LIMITED. TRAVEL TIME TO AND FROM THE
HOME TERMINALS AND OBLIGATIONS AT HOME DO NOT ALLOW ALL CREW MEMBERS TO
GET 5 HOURS REST OR MORE. THE RIGHT TO NAP WHEN STOPPED FOR LONG PERIODS
WAITING FOR PASSING TRAINS OR WAITING TO GET INTO A YARD DOES NOT HAVE
TO BE ABOLISHED FOR SAFETY ISSUES OR CONCERNS. CREWS ARE REQUIRED TO
ANNOUNCE THAT THEY ARE STOPPED EVERY 15 MINUTES SO THERE SHOULD BE NO
QUESTIONS AS TO WHETHER SOMEONE IS ALERT/AWAKE ON THE TRAIN. AS OF NOW,
THE CHICAGO REGION IS RUNNING WITH THIS ISSUE. IF YOU HAVE AN CONCERNS
WITH THIS ISSUE YOU NEED TO CONTACT YOUR REGIONS FRA OPERATING RULES
INSPECTOR AND THE FRA D.C OFFICE TO FORWARD YOUR CONCERNS AND
INFORMATION TO A FATIGUE SPECIALIST.

Name: yeah
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 20 June 2017

Fuck the idpap an eh  everything already is a major offence.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 20 June 2017

Figured the IDPAP would change this guy is old school. Thats how he is
going to get to his 1/3 by christmas.

Name: Eng.
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 19 June 2017

A new IDPAP policy is coming soon and it's not good for us. Almost
everything is going to be a Major offense.

Name: Cindy
E-mail: Cindy_Sanborn@farmersonly.com
Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years
Posted: 19 June 2017

Guys, SLOW DOWN!  You're not doing anyone any favors.  Shutdowns,
Abolishments, Furloughs and The Assessment Armageddon are already set
in stone.  SLOW DOWN, save your money, and trust nobody.  1/3 of you
will be gone by 2018.

Name: Oh Shit
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 18 June 2017

Never thought I would see so many management Diversity Hires fired for
poor job performance. Under Ward, these folks were untouchable. Man,
this EHH guy isn't messing around, just cleaned house at Cincy. This
would never happen under Ward and Sanborn. EHH you are my hero.

Name: Ozz fest
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 18 June 2017

Hay d man very specific what if u r right.... like exactly right, that
wood b suspicious

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 18 June 2017

E.H. HARRISON R.I.P December 25 2017...... AND THEN WE WILL ALL HAVE A
VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION!!!!

Name: D Man 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 18 June 2017

Dec 23 18:46, thats my prediction

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 18 June 2017

There are accomplished people, good people, in each & every craft.
Is sad, things change & many employees may suffer hardships.
Difficult if not impossible, to feel bad for those that moved into
management & are sweating pretty hard now too.  Lots of complaints
about former CEOs, then Ward, now Harrison. Hope & pray the
hitler-witch Sanborn doesn't take over. Am glad & lucky to be able to
be outta there soon.

Name: Jw
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 18 June 2017

We have Veterans, college grads, and tradesman within the T&E.  Some are
all three.   I know on my subdivision T&E have more education than those
baby sitting us.   It's not because we are "too dumb" most like their
job, the people they work with, lifestyle they can provide for their
families and the overall benefits.      HH is on borrowed time.  This
to will pass.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for N/A
Posted: 18 June 2017

Even though it gets worse and worse out here each week most of us are
pretty much stuck in it because we are too dumb to go get another
decent job that actually requires skill. You ain't gotta be smart to
drive a truck and that's starting to sound pretty good about now.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 17 June 2017

The stock wasn't going up as fast as the share holders wanted, Changes
had to be made. My 401k we from 200grand to 280grand within months.

Name: Landser
E-mail: Stonehenge.cim
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 17 June 2017

So you really think this is a five year plan? Close 8 hump yards? Fire 7
division managers. Fire 11 terminal superintendents? Kill all avenues
for growth. Get rid of all your up and comers? This is a great train
robbery. Better grab your gains 
And run. Cause that's what Paulie and Eugene are going to do. Notice
th 84 million is not spread over 5 years???
Keep whining and singing the blues boys and girls. Eventually Eugene
will let up.

Name: Jinkem
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 16 June 2017

If you quit csx can you withdraw your 401k? I know it would be taxed if
you even can but how much?

Name: Wtf
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 16 June 2017

I mean where the f the FRA back pocketed bastards no brakes on tracks
..Tm . ym doing work that should've reported when moneys involved the
FRA looks away. To the working man we get fired even known we are
intimidated to do so I've known of cases and the tm get pay raises by
the company and FRA plays dumb when it's one of us even though they
told us or "order us " to do it Fredral money at a waste again

Name: dirk diggler
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 15 June 2017

Radnor yard is still the hub.  If it is sold off, it will be the
downfall of CSX.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 15 June 2017

Typical lemon head doesn't want to work for anything. Get some
seniority before you start crying. I'm sure you just got back from
furlough. Don't worry once they done cutting T&E you can go back to
driving for uber.

Name: The Don Mega
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 15 June 2017

If CSX got rid of the lazy and the FMLA abusers there would be only a
handful people left working.
I say do a companywide drug test starting the first of July and don't
stop until every employee has been tested, if you fail you are
terminated! Why shouldn't they? I should feel safe around my coworkers
right? I bet money 10% or more would fail a drug test. I would move on
up in seniority!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 15 June 2017

Remote control boxes aside; am pushing 40 yrs. now & can write honestly
that 10%, maybe less, of locomotive engineers worked with in all this
time did or would do anything that required physical activity. Vast
majority of 'em seem to think that breaking a sweat, getting a
fingernail dirty, etc., is beneath them.

Sit on their butts & move levers, push buttons, stare at gauges,  
screens. Yes, of course those responsibilities are stressful. But,
most have always been worthless when manual labor was needed.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 15 June 2017

I would love to see 1 of them old head engineers strap on a remote box.
Them lazy motherfuckers cry about tying a engine brake.

Name: Ynot
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 14 June 2017

https://youtu.be/cpkc9MS4bWo

Name: Ynot
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 14 June 2017

https://youtu.be/PPdDRL8e0aw

Name: Holen1
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 14 June 2017

Has CP stock suffered since EH left the helm?

Name: Oldhat
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 14 June 2017

Tech

A lot of truth in your post.   

But I've seen several ceo with totally different ideas.  CSX has made
money since it was founded by Snow.  The RR is an absolute monopoly. 
This place can and will make money regardless who is El Capitan. Anyone
can layoff men and close terminals down?HH isn't turning this place
around it was already successful before his. Arrival.    HH legacy or
anyone else affiliated with the RR won't be remembered 20 years after
passing.   No one will even remember his name in 10 years.       

You're correct I can only speak on divisions I've worked. The four
I've worked there are a few flips in a year, a few more dhs  and very
seldom is a trip less than 10 hours.   

I know everything on the RR is time consuming.  Let's say someone has
a 6 hour trip.  By the time lower management makes up their minds goes
over the bs you, talk to dispatcher, wait on dispatcher bulletins, talk
to customer service for work order go over paperwork find an error, talk
to everyone again get it ok'd. Now you're ready to go but the damn cab
isn't there. Call cab company call chief.  Trainmasters calls you so
explain what the hell is taking so long. Ride shows up dh to train
traffic slows you down. Finally make to train unlock it, fire up the
engines, take the brakes off buzz up dispatcher, buzz up dispatcher,
buzz up dispatcher, dispatcher answers ok bulletins. Tells you you will
leave after the 3rd train.  3rd train passes no signal buzz up
dispatcher buzz up dispatcher buzz up dispatcher dispatcher answers ask
if you stiil have a cab?  You tell him no he says I'll order you one
because you don't have enough time.etc etc etc

Name: Mac Drizzle
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 14 June 2017

I think Palpatine just likes to stir the turd bowl

Name: Eville1
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 14 June 2017

Bullshit.  We have more trains going to Avon than anywhere now.  Darth
Vader just combined our pools to go there.

Name: TECH
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years
Posted: 14 June 2017

OLD HAT & POS

Your opinions may be correct for the divisions that you work in at the
moment( if your lucky to keep it) but it does not hold true in ever one
of them. Flips do happen and trips do run quicker than 10 hours for
some. You are obviously unhappy at this time and are spouting,


PAY ATTENTION NEW HIRES!  

Hunter Harrison is not in this game for the long haul. He is too old
and has questionable health issues. However, health issues are of no
concern for him.  He can afford the best of doctors and care.
What HH wants is to make his last stand. To be known as the greatest
CEO in railroad history. He wants a feather in his last cap and wants
the final chapter in his life and career to be known as the man who
took over CSX and turned it around. The great and powerful Hunter
Harrison did what no one else could do for a failing railroad. Your
biggest concern better be what the HELL HAPPENS IF HE CANT DO IT! Will
he take his cash and run? Will he leave it all a mess half done? Will
the shareholders and customers freak out and end up causing a crash in
your stock.  Start saving some money!  Put back now for what could be
an extra happy savings account or your mortgage payments.

His first decision was to get in and cut operating expenses. Cut the
over head. That is exactly what he is doing at this very moment.
Closing unnecessary yards and shops are minor. Unloading any
unnecessary assets that do nothing but take up space and are showing no
return will be his biggest task in the next few months. Trains can be
rerouted or doubled or moved in several blocks.  Do your homework and
you will learn that this is not a problem. Katrina did not stop the
railroad. Delayed it but didn't stop it. Shutting down a yard wont do
it either.

Now, ask yourself how he will deal with  manpower and how he will
utilize it , mainstream it and put it to use. His model is almost
comparable to a colony of ANTS!!!
Ever single breathing body will be utilized to its fullest potential.
You will be called to work. You will work no less than 10 and if you
cant be utilized in a single trip, you will be rested and used
afterwards. HH's number one goal is "on time and on the move
freight"!
If you roll in at either end and anything needs to be attended to and
you have the hours left, you will be used. Don't expect any sympathy.
You chose the railroad life. He has a legacy to leave behind. He will
do what ever it takes to make this his last stance. He wont go down
without a fight first. Money is no concern to him personally but his
reputation in history is.  Except that things are going to change.
In the meantime BE SMART and put your money away. No one knows how this
is all going to play out. One thing is guaranteed.  You will have bills
to pay!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 14 June 2017

JAX:

Good post but come on, that's been going on for years - Extra list
employees drawing automatic guarantee pay = list(s) will get cut. 

[Many FNGs don't seem to realize that just 1 minute off in each,
every, any, calendar day 24 hr. period costs a day's guarantee.]
 
And anymore, everyone has to be concerned about the darn CAPS policy.

Name: Palpatine
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 14 June 2017

Osborn yard is shutting down.

Name: Flippee
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 14 June 2017

Jax.      I've been saying that for years.    New guys get cut blame it
on the sob who works 40 days a month or the guy drawing 500 guarantee. 
The Xb has to spin like a top or it will get cut.


What does two people working 60 hours a week= 1 U.S. Job loss!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Engine repair, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 14 June 2017

Rob Hagley is a poor excuse for a person much less a boss clueless a
hindrance on production Waycross and csx would be better off if he was
gone

Name: JAX
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 14 June 2017

If you work off of an xtra board that draws guarantee then it would be
in you're best interest to drop a turn, mark off sick, or get personal
business at least every pay half because that way you won't get paid
any guarantee. If they pay out guarantee they will cut a turn off which
means furlough. Yeah it sucks to not get paid guarantee but it sucks
more to be furloughed. Think about it

Name: Mac Drizzle
E-mail: Makin it rain
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 14 June 2017

So every now and the someone will post something that they heard will be
happening soon and then someone from corporate office will respond in
detail exactly what will be happening and it seems like it has been a
pretty good record for accuracy, so whoever you are could you please
find out what you can about the future of the Osborn Yard in Louisville
KY and post it on here please. We keep hearing rumors that contradict so
I'm just trying to get some clarity on it.

Name: Pos
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 13 June 2017

Tech is assuming u can get a train over the road in under 10 hr. One way
theses days, what a FUCKING NUT HUGGER

Name: oldhat
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 13 June 2017

Tech

There's is no news in your post.  10hrs is already an early quit. 
Flips happen at best once a month.  No one wants held away.   

We do get what were paid for.

You're just a douche nozzle trying to stir shit up.  You need to ease
off EHH's nut sack.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 12 June 2017

The big shots know what all is planned. 
Unionized workforces have to play catch-up.

Name: Guru 
E-mail: 
Employed as: M of W, for 20-30 years
Posted: 12 June 2017

Sounds about right we've been working all kinds of hrs at radnor.   CSX
spending all kinds of money on radnor spent all kinds of money on
caskey.  Shut caskey down why not shut radnor down.   HH tethered to
damn oxygen machine making calls that no would make.  HH doesn't care
about tomorrow odds are he won't be here.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 12 June 2017

Radnor yard (Nashville) will be a skeleton crew yard by the end of the
year. It is no longer in the "plan".  Ninety percent of T&E jobs will
be cut off this Saturday with other crafts to follow at the beginning of
July.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 11 June 2017

50 an hour will be the target, look up the CN and CP contracts.  They
ended last year topping out at over 49 an hour.  Depends on whether
they do away with the Engineer bonus and stock option.  That alone is
equivalent to about 10 an hour.....

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 11 June 2017

In most cases you won't be turning back in a cab, it will be on a
train.  I know this sounds unlikely but with "precision scheduling"
that will be the plan.

Name: Hugh Jorgan
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 11 June 2017

I don't even know where avon is, I thought they sold lipstick and
stuff.  One thing I've noticed is that a bunch of whiners work there. 
I believe if I hated it that bad I would just quit!  Maybe you can hire
on at the leather factory, biting a-holes out of cow hides!

Name: Griff
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 11 June 2017

Avon employees are and always have been a lot of pussies.  Avon also has
one fat basterd TM.   If you don't like flip pen back home you're a
dipstick.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 11 June 2017

Well Jay,
Truthfully have much experience? Thought enough about the subject? The
effects over the course of time? Done any research?  Read the previous
post again & at least try to understand, if you're capable.

Name: Jay
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 11 June 2017

I for one never had a "worse overall flip trip". I agree with T you
must be a dumbass.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 11 June 2017

No one really wants to spend hrs. on end at an away from home
terminal lodging facility. Point is: flip trips can actually be a lot
worse overall.  T  must be a lame-brained nit-wit.  If truly working as
a locomotive engineer, who the heck could sleep with someone like that
at the controls?

Name: T
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 11 June 2017

I can't stand working with bitches that would rather go to the hotel
than flip back home.  I'm sorry you losers can't stand your wife and
kids or your old lady looks like a man. 

Who the hell would chose to sit in a hotel for 12+ hrs for free?   You
lazy conductors slept 12 hrs. On train no drinking on flips I guess.  
You dumbasses are the same ones who have stupid ass wife's managing
your finances and spending 12 hrs a day on Facebook talking about
railroading.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 11 June 2017

No more hotel stays?  H-m-m-m-m........"Flips" can be awful really.  
12+ hrs. on duty, who knows how long a wait for transport, & then a
long ride back.  Can hardly wait - will be feeling great after days
like that, all refreshed, won't be emotionally or physically
exhausted, & be able to spend quality time at home.  Woo-Hoo, it'll be
wonderful.

Name: kip
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 11 June 2017

Word!  That's what going down.  CSX already combining pools it's
going
to be system wide.   50 dollars an hour you're smoking dope if you
think thats going to happen.   


Take your trip rate divide by time on duty before ot  kicks in.  this
will be close to your new hourly rate.  Anyone thinks different is a
dumbass.  Stop drinking the KooL-Aid

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 11 June 2017

You can forget about getting all worked up about the proper call logic
for filling vacancies.  We're all going to end up on one board
covering any direction out of our terminal when they reach an agreement
with the UNION's. Like any other contract it will pass regardless of a
vote.  PRO's : Will be quite a significant pay increase ( If you have
the seniority to make the cut), No more hotel stays.  CON's : Probably
25 % will be furloughed.  Think about it, suddenly you don't need
multiple pools carrying extra employees's, no longer need an extra
board, the carrier will be in control of the "availability list". 
You will be called in order and if someone marks off it will simply go
to the next in line.  This will result in  huge savings to the carrier,
that's why they want it.  For all you whiner's about having to
possibly get on multiple trains, look how often your on duty now 10
plus hours on 1 train.  Figure up or look on crew life at your total
hours worked for the month, multiply by $50 an hour and determine which
way you'd be better off.  Also figure up how many hours you actually
put in from the time you go out and return home after sitting in a
hotel, many times 14 hours 59 minutes getting nothing.  This is time
that could be spent with your family or friends instead of a hotel. 
I'm not debating the two issues, it's going to happen, like it or
not.  So, if you have the seniority to survive the cut, enjoy your new
quality of life..... For those that want to try to buck the system,
read the latest job posting for trainmasters.  Required to become
Engineer and Conductor qualified and "Occasionaly run trains". 
Don't think for a minute that you are in control, might as well get as
much as you can and hope for the best.

Name: Billy Dee
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 11 June 2017

It's not if if just when.   Avon going to have 1 pool.  You will go
wherever needed.

Name: ex lc
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 10 June 2017

WEST END ENGINEERS AT AVON!!!!!!


Listen up and listen up good!!!!  The crew callers are violating the
hell out of article 36 of the SSA agreement.  They are not calling
engineers as CLEARLY WRITTEN IN BLACK AND WHITE TO FILL TEMPORARY ROAD
AND YARD VACANCIES!  

The crew callers have been calling pool engineers off of pools that
they are not assigned to in order to fill vacancies on other pools.
THEY HAVE BEEN TELLING WEST END ENGINEERS THEY HAVE TO TAKE THE CALL
OFF OF THEIR POOLS BECAUSE THERE IS NO ONE AVAILABLE ON THE WEST END
EXTRA BOARD. 
SSA ARTICLE 36#
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
IN WITHIN THE SAME ZONE OR SUBZONE UNLESS THE APPLICABLE ZONE AGREEMENT
PROVIDES OTHERWISE.

THE EAST END ENGINEER EXTRA BOARD IS IN THE SAME ZONE/SUBZONE AND THEY
ARE NOT EXEMPT FROM BEING CALLED TO WORK THE WEST END. 

MAKE SURE YOU CHECK THE EAST END EXTRA BOARD BEFORE YOU CALL A CREW
CALLER BACK WHO IS TRYING TO FORCE YOU TO TAKE A JOB OFF OF YOUR POOL
JUST BECAUSE THE OTHER POOL IS ON THE WEST END. THEY MUST CALL THE EAST
END EXTRA BOARD AND PUT THEM ON THE ASSIGNMENT IF THEY ARE AVAILABLE.

EVERYONE ON THE EAST END HAS BEEN QUALIFIED WEST AND CAN TAKE THE CALL.
IF THE CALLERS TELL YOU NO ONE IS QUALIFIED THEN YOU TELL THE CALLER
THEY ARE FULL OF IT.  YOU EARNED YOUR SENIORITY. YOU DID YOUR TIME.
YOUR EARNED THAT SPOT ON A POOL. NO EXTRA BOARD MAN SHOULD BE ABLE TO
TAKE THAT AWAY FROM YOU.  NO CREW CALLER SHOULD BE SHOWING ANY
FAVORTISM TO THE OTHER EXTRA BOARD.  TO MISS CALL SOMEONE BECAUSE A
CREW CALLER DOESNT KNOW THEIR JOB OR DOES AND CHOOSES TO SHOW FAVORTISM
OR IS JUST TO DAMN LAZY TO RUN THE BOARDS PROPERLY IS NOT ONLY
UNACCEPTABLE BUT UNETHICAL.  DONT TAKE THE CRAP. CALL THEM OUT! CHECK
THE BOARDS. SEE WHO IS AVAILABLE. WE ALL HAD OUR DAYS ON THE EXTRA
BOARDS.  THEY CAN DO THEIR TIME JUST LIKE ALL THE REST OF US!

ALL CREW MEMBERS!

Crew callers have been calling people and not leaving any messages. It
just happened this afternoon again. Someone who has an answering
machine was in another part of their home and when the answering
machine picked up they just hung up and did not leave a message. The
employee did not both to check to see who the call came from. They
receive numerous scam calls and telemarketing calls so they just
ignored it. 10 minutes later the crew caller called back and left a
message this time informing the employee that they were miscalled. 

THIS IS TOTAL BULLSHIT AND SHOULD NOT HAVE HAPPENED. CALLING YOUR HOME
AND HANGING UP CAN BE CONSIDERED A HARRASSING PHONE CALL. A PERSON WHO
CALLS YOU TWICE AND JUST HANGS UP IS SENDING THE MESSAGE THAT THEY
REALLY HAVE NOTHING TO TALK TO YOU ABOUT AND IT IS NOT IMPORTANT. NO
EMPLOYER SHOULD EVER CONDUCT BUSINESS IN THIS MANNER ESPECIALLY IF THEY
ARE TRYING TO CONTACT THEIR EMPLOYEE. YOU HAVE 10 MINUTES TO RETURN
THEIR CALL. IF THEY CANT BE BOTHERED WITH IDENTIFYING THEMSELVES THEN
YOU SHOULD NOT BE EXPECTED TO CALL BACK AND ASK THEM "WHAT DID YOU
WANT ME FOR"? YOU CALLED ME TWICE AND DIDNT SAY ANYTHING. DID YOU CALL
THE WRONG NUMBER? DID YOU NEED SOMETHING?

YOU GET THE POINT.  FILE A COMPLAINT OF THIS BEHAVIOR. ITS ONLY GOING
TO GET WORSE. THERE IS A NEW SHERIFF IN TOWN AND THEY ARE ALL RUNNING
SCARED FOR THIER JOBS AND WILL DO ANYTHING IT TAKE TO FILL JOBS AS FAST
AS THEY CAN EVEN IF IT TAKES VIOLATING THE SSA!

You better get it together as union members and start submitting  your
claims and complaints now. It doesn't matter if you think they will
never get paid. That's not the point. The point is to start a mountain
of payer trails and complaints. Put your GC on notice. Get off your butt
and start making calls. Its only going to get worse if you don't. If
you ever needed to stand together as union brothers now is the time.
This isn't a joke. Its not funny. You wont be laughing later when you
don't have a voice at all. Keep paying those union dues with your hard
earned money and sit in the corning crying. Better get a box of tissues
because your going to need them!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 10 June 2017

30% raise defeats the purpose of cutting jobs.

Name: todd novak 
E-mail: !(&$%#@
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 10 June 2017

you must be the morbid asshole licking the tv screen when I choke my
chicken  you creepy fudge packer

Name: tod novak
E-mail: 2$@!&^%(
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 09 June 2017

7/6 17 cameras found in the hotel in buffalo  check back room behind
front desk an watch tv   I went back in the yard  I will never stay in
any csx hotel

Name: Jean
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 08 June 2017

Right of way Ass!   The RR owns the property the rails lie on.  Anyone
crossing the tracks are trespassing!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Engine repair, for 1-10 years
Posted: 08 June 2017

Why is Matt Sams still working for CSX.  Instead of getting rid of the
dead beat they basically promote him and now he's in charge of more
Mechanical people.  He is useless knows nothing about Locomotive
Repairs.  Transportation wants to know why your Loco's are always
broke hes the reason.   More worried about painting floors grey,
putting in sirens that go off when break starts/stops.  He's a morale
killer.  Get rid of him.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 08 June 2017

Deborah:
Complain, complain, complain & don't let up. 
Call the police, Co. Sheriff. Call the 800 # posted at the crossing(s).
Call & write to ALL elected officials.  Have everyone in your
neighborhood do likewise.  The more people raising heck the better. 
Make the situation as public as possible.  Worked for us - operational
changes were made (although admittedly, rail traffic slowed too). RRs
can be fined for blocking street crossings - but the fines are chump
change to them.

Name: That sucks!
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 08 June 2017

Debbie

Call your local FRA and Highway patrol.

Name: bob
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 08 June 2017

system notice 167 crewlife ebs enhancement

What's the purpose of this?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 07 June 2017

After seeing the picture of Hunter Harrisons photo on stage at the
shareholders meeting and looking at probable health issues related to
poor circulation in his legs and that he needs CONSTANT oxygen, if you
took the oxygen off him and lay him in a casket he would look normal at
a layout. Are the shareholders that blind to think when he says his
health is not going to stop him from turning CSX around, I would tell
you the same thing to get the money. I bet when they saw this photo
they are now wondering how long they have before they have to sell
their stock options and cash in. Not long with the PAD problems he is
experiencing. Hope the next blood clot doesnt happen soon for your
sake. Good luck suckers. Hes got your money in his wifes and kids bank
accounts. Might want to think twice the next time a ceo has health
issues and the ceo says no to a independent medical evaluation. If he
had that independent evaluation he would not be ceo today. Think about
it he was on oxygen during the first conference call. He says oxygen is
used only sometimes,really....If thats true wouldnt he not have it on
full time in front of you while talking to you at the annual
stockholder meeting...THINK

Name: Deborah Jacobellis
E-mail: Dljacobellis@yahoo.com
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 07 June 2017

Csx constantly abuses our neighborhood by blocking the tracks for up to
9 hours and then another train blocks it again shortly thereafter. We
need to drive 3 1/2 miles out of a horseshor road that sometimes has a
train sitting at both ends. Then back up the mile between railroad
crossings. We had an emergency with no electric in the neighborhood for
over 8 hours. Csx was called to move the traim 2 1/2 hours later csx was
still sitting on the tracks and did not move the train. Csx blatently
blocks our crossing leaving two less frequently crossings open. I have
unbelievable pictures of the abuse. With over 200 feet of open double
tracks in front of them..and they block our crossing...

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 06 June 2017

Places with young seniority right now in case you want to make a move:
[CSRA] 
FL RM Rocky Mount NC
FL RT Richmond VA
JX ST Savannah GA
JX PD Pensacola FL
JX WT Waycross GA
CG NA Nashville TN
AT NO New Orleans LA

There are more but that's all I know for now

Seen a guy get off moving equipment at around 20mph and watched his
heels slap his butt for 30 feet or better.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 06 June 2017

Da Truth, L E for 10-20 yrs.:
C'mon, no one will really care what you think either especially
account can't/won't provide true FACT.  Ever been to Court?   
So, the ble little T organization has always been squeaky clean
corruption free?
Read the previous response again. The defense rests. 

["Remember: Winning an argument on the internet is like winning at the
Special Olympics - Even if you win, you're still retarded."]

Name: Da Truth
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 06 June 2017

Conductor 30+

   Believe what you want, I really don't care what you believe. With
the UTU's past history of Corruption, I fail to see why you would be
surprised as to the FACTS I have disclosed about a State Legislative
Director considering a T.M. job. I haven't disclosed his name because
it would not result in him being removed from his position. I know for
a fact that he visits this site frequently, and when he reads this, he
will know that the word is out. Would you like examples of UTU officer
unethical behavior? But, if you've been out here for 30+ years, you
already know.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 06 June 2017

Interesting reading, the post by 2 longs a short and a long.

Author is probably a jealous FNG who ought to bear in mind that 30+ yr.
employees have forgotten more than he/she will ever experience.

May be just another one of those type of persons that profit would be
made if they could be bought at true value & then sold for what they
think they're worth.

As far as to who is the better switchman, railroader, etc. - who cares
anymore?  Piss-poor switchman pay rate is the same as it is
for the excellent switchman.  Not much, if any at all, appreciation is
ever received for doing a good job.  

Every complaint about long term employees could be countered with 10 or
more regarding FNGs.

Name: Ozz fest
E-mail: Ozzy 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 06 June 2017

I have now heard from 4 people that Hunter went to ICU. My sources are
not credible enough for me to believe, furthermore I have not been able
to find anything on the internet about it. Has anyone else heard this?
Supposedly it was over the past weekend.

Name: 2 longs a short and a long
E-mail: ___ ___ - ___
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 05 June 2017

It's funny how HH has done shook everything up and now you see guys
with 15+ years that have held the same job for 10 years are having to
work other jobs and you really see who knows how to railroad and who
was just accustom to a routine. Guys with 15 years that can't switch
cars to save their life wtf. Humbling especially for the ones that were
so proficient in the job that they had held that did the same exact
thing day in and day out. Funny because it's a lot of the same guys
that are cocky toward cubs and xtra board guys. Been talking smack for
years not thinking they would have to back it up one day. More to come
when those yardmasters hit the ground you know who you are.
I respect the guy with no shame in asking a junior employee for a
little help on something.
I pitty the fool with too much pride that would rather just look dumb
faking the funk. Trust me if you don't know wtf you're doing we all
see and know it, your seniority doesn't mask the fact that you don't
know wtf you are doing. 30+ years of service doesn't make you good at
your job or make you better than a guy with 6 months.
Gal is to be used interchangeably with guy throughout this rant,
however the few females in this industry that I have come across are
damn good railroaders that put a lot of the guys to shame

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 05 June 2017

That's what happens when 100% of people don't vote.

Name: Dman
E-mail: The Land Of OZ
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 05 June 2017

93%....sounds like more fake numbers put out by the company, just like
our velocity and dwell times, if u work on the system u know it's a
lie. Hell trainmasters are cracking under the pressure, not getting
days off, all that pent up anger will be taken out on somebody....I
wonder who

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 05 June 2017

Da Truth:

"Just found out".... = usually worthless crap heard from ignorant
morons.

Similar has been posted on this site previously - no names, no states,
no facts.  Elections for Smart/UTU State Directors were held last year
so unless something happens like a state board being consolidated with
another, elections won't be held again until early 2020. 

Either post/provide some real truth or at the very least, try to stop
posting BS stupid hearsay.

Name: Da Truth
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 05 June 2017

Just found out the UTU State Legislative Director is secretly checking
into Trainmaster jobs with CSX as he needs a backup plan if he doesn't
get re-elected to his do-nothing, over-paid job. Such a 2-faced
hypocrite to preach the UTU Brotherhood at the Union Meetings yet at
the same time considering taking a management job. Typical really,
he's always been out for only one person, despite what he says.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 05 June 2017

I calll bullshit.....

Name: Iu
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 04 June 2017

CSX stock News rumors Harrison 



You're right

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 04 June 2017

Have you seen the crime rate in Jax , wow you move then get fired for a
rule violation what you gone do then ?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years
Posted: 04 June 2017

Conductor 30+: 
No doubt whatsoever the CSX Board Of Directors are well aware of
all of that (and more). 

Annual Meeting - for shareholders
Tomorrow, June 5, 2017. 10:00 am, EDT.
The Jefferson Hotel
101 W. Franklin Street
Richmond, Virginia  23220

Name: Meyend Games
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 04 June 2017

It wloud be ncie if trehe wree a secepisilzd gourp of inidluivdas taht
we colud pay menoy to erevy mtonh to rnsrepeet us. 

No taxation without representation!

Our contract has been stepped on to the point that it has become
unrecognizable!

Name: Wtf
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 04 June 2017

Been here 8 years power sucks toilets stink like foul ...I'm in the
system not in Indiana but have been order plenty of times to use power
with FRA defects FRA is not doing their job no horn no bell it's a
yard power you rip it ur getting wrote up for petty shit that's the
real csx management playing games with hrs of service ha

Name: Ore
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 03 June 2017

Did CSX make record profits prior to HH?
Will CSX make record profits after HH?
Was the repair shops need prior to HH?
Will the repair shops be needed after HH?
Was the hump yards needed prior to HH?
Will the hump yards be needed after HH?
Was 500 locomotives  needed prior to HH?
Will  500 locomotives be needed after HH?
Was 1000s of cars needed prior to HH?
Will 1000s of cars be needed after HH?
Was 1000s of managers needed prior to HH?
Will 1000s of managers be needed after HH?
Does the board know HH is a health risk?
Does the board know HH has one foot in the grave and the other on a
banana peel?
Does the board know CP Ceo is trying to mend fences with union
employees?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 03 June 2017

Buy as much stock as you can because we can't stop the movement.

Name: Blessed 
E-mail: www.gotoutnickatime.com
Employed as: Engine repair, for 1-10 years
Posted: 02 June 2017

Mr. Harrison,
You and your hedge fund masters will have to answer to The Almighty one
day for your heartless greed & and lack of morals & human decency. This
company made millions under the former structures in manpower and
assets. I guess it wasn't enough, so pump up the stock by furloughs
and neglecting track, cars and engines. So that in 4 years CSX is a
shell of the company it once was, that has to merge to stay in
business. I hope you sleep well at night knowing your legacy as a
Raliroad Robber Barron was laid like crooked tracks on the backs of 4
railroads workers and their families. My prayers rest on your children
and your future generations to come that the 300 million is spent with
care and generosity. Because what will be said about a man with your
character in few short years, perhaps even months at your funeral.

Name: Palpatine
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 02 June 2017

Strike  LOL  you will do has your told and suck it up

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years
Posted: 02 June 2017

DWM:
What do the operating unions have to say?
Could that be considered a major dispute per the provisions of the
Railway labor Act & be justifiable cause for a strike?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 02 June 2017

Will you be able to make seniority within the division you make
permanent?

Name: Kip
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 02 June 2017

has anyone heard the flowback will be done away with in July

Name: Norbit
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 02 June 2017

The Trainmaster who quit at Rose Lake, said that Rose Lake Yard will be
leased to the Terminal Railroad Association by July.  The will build
the outbound trains for the Avon road crew's.  Bye bye you Rose Lake
pukes,  keep marking off FMLA...

Name: DWM
E-mail: LPABH
Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years
Posted: 02 June 2017

Response to COYSD:
It's true but it will be as of July 1st.... Wherever you are as a t/e
employee as of July 1st you are stuck so basically wherever you want to
be for the remainder of your career you need to be there by July 1st as
there will be no more moving around.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years
Posted: 02 June 2017

It's sad, but true that csx needed to make operational changes. 
Just have to wait & see how it all pans out.  May take years. 
Like quite a few, EHH started out in the ranks & turned into an
uncaring, even hateful toward employee(s) official. 
Only suckasses will attend his funeral. Very many will want to pee on
his grave.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 02 June 2017

Avon locomotive shop closed today. Service center too all but some
electricians and machinist are left. Maybe 15ish

Name: otek01 up/sp rfe
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 02 June 2017

We are jointly writing a book about the inside corruption of management
and union activities from saved recordings and detailed notes!

Name: Elton john
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 02 June 2017

I think Hunter Harrison is a great CEO.   His dedication to f*cking
every union employee is inspiring to dictators in 3rd world countries
around the world.   This mother f*cker has to come to work with an
oxygen tank but he don't give a f*ck. He'll screw the working man
with his last breath. I salute you Hunter.

Name: noMercy
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 02 June 2017

http://www.ble-t.org/pr/news/headline.asp?id=46939

Hold them accountable.     CSX caps policy is in violation of fmla. 
It's just a matter of time csx will have their ass in a sling.

Name: Me
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 02 June 2017

Great news.  Just got word that Rick Reed got fired.

Name: Palpatine
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 01 June 2017

Brewer is going to start expanding 3rd quarter.  Will turn into the
largest yard on the. System by end 2019.   To relieve congestion from
Chicago.   Casey yard is being sold back to previous owner and all
materials will be used on BrewerS expansion.   
There should be job postings or transfers by July for that district.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 01 June 2017

Must of been a casualty of HH.

Name: Retired SP/UP RFE
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years
Posted: 01 June 2017

Name: Jackmeoft
Employed as: Corporate office, for 1-10 years
Posted: 01 June 2017

1/3 T&E to be cut by Christmas is a done deal.  You lazy fucks are
going
to have to get a real Job now!    No more than a glorified truck
driver.
  Taco Johns is hiring or maybe Captain Ds


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Jackmeoft from Corporate Office, let me say this, coming from both
sides of the isle. I was a RFE for Southern Pacific and retired as an
Engineer. Until you can walk a mile in someone else's shoes, don’t
judge them or their job, “Glorified Truck Driver.” How many times have
you gone to work at 6pm? Next morning at 6am you’re sitting in some
siding waiting for a relief crew, you finally get to a hotel about 9 or
10 that morning, then do it all over again that night. I’ve known many
of you MBA's at the corporate level. Many have more degrees than a
compass, but couldn’t find there way home without a GPS. Does that fit
your MO? The railroad industry is very hard on their people, management
included. Just ask many Trainmasters of Road foreman. But, your CSX
Railroad is by far the worst. Something I’m sure, many in Jacksonville
take as a badge of honor. As far as HH goes, only time will tell. When
it comes to people, the best indication of future performance is...past
performance. 
SP RFE Retired

Name: Jackmeoft
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years
Posted: 01 June 2017

Deadbeat bitches Mcsubwatsonicbell wouldn't hire you dumbasses

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 01 June 2017

Don't wait till Christmas cut the fucking jobs now.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 01 June 2017

Everyone that views this site should take some time & find & read the
articles regarding CSX & EHH that are in the Railway Age and Trains
magazines.

Name: Jackmeoft
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 1-10 years
Posted: 01 June 2017

1/3 T&E to be cut by Christmas is a done deal.  You lazy fucks are going
to have to get a real Job now!    No more than a glorified truck driver.
  Taco Johns is hiring or maybe Captain Ds

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 01 June 2017

Hard to believe Avon would get shutdown. Hump operations probably
& possibly other.........

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 01 June 2017

Somebody needs to call President Trump to save these jobs.

Name: cl
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years
Posted: 31 May 2017

July 1st Howell to b shutdown
July11 Avon to be shutdown
August 1 Srilan to be shutdown
August 1 Roselake sold off
1/3 of all t&e to be cut by Christmas system wide

Name: COYSD
E-mail: IAFR
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 31 May 2017

I heard a rumor that I'm not sure if it is true or not.... Has anyone
heard anything about as of August 1st where ever you are marked up you
have to stay, like you can no longer make a seniority move to another
location. Has anyone else heard this?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 31 May 2017

IMPORTANT NEWS IF YOU SUE THE RR UNDER FELA. The traditional way was for
an injured employee to contact a union approved attorney, who is
familiar with RR type FELA type claims, and "forum shop" to have the
case in a union friendly geographic location and the related Federal
Court. So Granite City, Il. will have juries of retired steelworkers,
who think $1 mil. is a fair settlement, whereas another location may
have rural folks that work for county highway, thinking 1/4 million is
way too much.
NOW, in BNSF vs. Tyrell (yesterday Supreme Court) per WSJ article, this
is no longer allowed. Anyway, I think that may mean that getting injured
in Avon In. means that you cannot sue through a union related attorney
in Granite City, Il. but will have to do it in INDIANA but Federal
Courts. Something to think about.

Name: Anonymous 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for N/A
Posted: 31 May 2017

Great Lakes Division will soon be a nightmare.

IB & IC will soon be combined.
ID & IE will soon be combined.
IG & IH will soon be combined.

All Train Dispatchers will be moved to Jacksonville.

T&E, MW, Mtnrs.... get ready to wait 30 minutes for anyone to answer
your phone/radio calls.

I hope every dispatcher quits/exercises seniority to prior craft before
letting this go through.

Dispatchers, I hope your union is ready for this atrocity.

-Godspeed

Name: ApeFucker
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 31 May 2017

Anyone know why Crew Management gets pissy when they have to mark you
off for your mandatory vision/hearing screenings? I swear people don't
like to do their jobs

Name: Retired SP/UP Engineer
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 30 May 2017

CSX is a wooden axle outfit run by a bunch of woodpeckers. Have any of
you ever read some of their stupid operating rules, written by a bunch
of lawyers?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for N/A
Posted: 30 May 2017

Someone posted - not too long ago - that the Board of Directors can take
action, overrule a shareholder vote IF they deem that necessary to be in
the best overall interests of the company & it's shareholders.  If
that's true, a fact, & big money controls the board.........

Name: clark
E-mail: clark1@fu.com
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 30 May 2017

Harrison's total pay package is north of $300 million. That's more
than CSX spends yearly in refreshing and keeping its locomotive fleet
running. That's also a large plan for a CEO, especially for a
high-profile CEO with health issues. A general recipe for
underperformance and disappointment is an overcompensated CEO with
health issues.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 1-10 years
Posted: 30 May 2017

Are the all train dispatchers getting moved to Jacksonville?

Name: Turd Ferguson
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 27 May 2017

Why hire that many people in a department that keeps track up if the
rumors were HH selling off a lot of the track? What is going on in this
Em Effer? What a mystery this place is

Name: Bone Devil
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 27 May 2017

Damn why they hiring so many asst. road masters I thought HH didn't
care about maintaining anything?

Name: OK OK
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 27 May 2017

Ok well you know what the hell he's talking about big deal stickler did
you miss the whole point because of that little detail?

Name: Ben Dover
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 27 May 2017

I see zero jobs for assistant road foreman. I see job postings for 
asst Road Masters. Big Difference!

Name: OZZ BURN 
E-mail: Balloon knot
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 27 May 2017

Go to csx.com and click employees then log in and type jobs in the
search bar on the right and click the magnifying glass.............wait
for it......Pow!!! right in the kisser!!! How in the hell do they all of
a sudden need seven hundred and fifty four (754) new assistant road
foreman???? 
What do they just want fresh meat off the street? (and yes I did come
up with that on my own and it is mine so don't take it, patent
pending)

Name: Pickle fart
E-mail: Butternutz
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 26 May 2017

I don't feel sorry for all the management positions that have been done
away with! There are a few decent managers that are worth having but for
the most part worthless. Does anyone actually feel like they need to be
managed? We could get more work done without them around! The sneaky
turds would hide out in the bushes to try and find a reason to fire
you! It's kinda hard to railroad when you're constantly wondering if
someone is watching you and looking for a reason to fire you! If HH can
get rid off 1000 managers pretty much overnight and still function then
apparently you were just an useless expense. Some of the managers have
no clue how to manage anyway.... Do they not know that having an
attitude and yelling and rushing us actually works the opposite of what
they think? 
"How we work and why" has a lot to do with morale

Name: CSRA
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 26 May 2017

CSRA - Article 57 Sec 1B - Is the relevant section regarding working 30
mins past your 8 hr shift. Good luck getting it paid!

Name: hehateme
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 26 May 2017

Been through a strike in 97. Not good for a company or employees, jobs
will be lost to lost of business. Our divison is booming, people should
start exercising their senority.

Name: old head
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 25 May 2017

Conductor 30

Conductors agreement has article that covers  jobs that have 8 hour
shifts with a new crew starting duty on the next shift.   Coming in on
road trains is not covered under this article. I PERSONALLY  watched a
division manager rip the ass of a YM for keeping a engineer on duty
after his shift ended while the next crew sat in the yard office
drinking coffee. He heard the engineer going off on the radio to the YM
about it. The division manager stood right there in front of us and told
him to put his claim in and he would make sure it was paid. He also said
it would never happen again. The engineer even told the YM at the
beginning of the shift he had to be off on time to make a doctors
appointment. He gave them a bull crap extra move that he knew they
couldn't get done before their shift was done. This YM was bad at this
and also abusing the lunch time and giving late lunches. Was great to
witness a manager with a set of balls do what was right and put the YM
in his place!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 25 May 2017

report Joe Berry to who? Why to Avon Senior Terminal Trainmaster
Derr-ick Assher, of course. The cream, err the fart, rises to the top.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 25 May 2017

No clue whatsoever what csra is.  For very many years, spent countless
hours after arriving at a terminal, putting a train away, getting it
back together, etc., while the next crew sat on their butts waiting.

Name: Mel Function is a moron
E-mail: Where does he work
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 25 May 2017

I don't know about system wide but csra has a claim that pays if you
are held on duty for 30 minutes or more while you have a relief on duty
ready to work.

Name: Paj
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 25 May 2017

I hate it for all the families be affected by the layoffs.   I believe
most of the job losses aren't  needed.  This company has made great
profits year after year.  Every employee we had yesterday is needed
tomorrow both Union and management.    

The enemy is Mantle Ridge and EHH.    I say cast your vote and cast it
today and in 5 years from now this will be just a bad memory.  CSX will
continue making great profits.  Donald Duck can be CEO and this place
will still make a profit.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Engine repair, for 10-20 years
Posted: 25 May 2017

Five electricians were furloughed from the Huntington locomotive shop
yesterday . And rumor has it that a lot more of each craft will be laid
off in the next few weeks. Things are not going to get better any time
so or later. This area is dying out fast and will more than likely end
up being a ghost town

Name: Me
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 24 May 2017

These Managers can rush me out the door in 10 minutes if they want,
that's fine.  My Locomotive Inspection use to take about 2 minutes,
now it's gonna take about 30 and I'll be going over them with a fine
tooth comb looking for anything to remove them from service.  2 can
play this game, as I guarantee CSX one thing, we have more ways of
slowing things down, than they do of speeding things up. Any Harassment
from Mgmt. to speed things up will immediately be reported to the
General Chairman's office as well as the FRA.

Name: Watching
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 24 May 2017

Conductor30+

Do not underestimate the power of this site. Use it wisely and keep
information as accurate as possible when exsposing problems with
supervisors. Do not be afraid to use names. This site is viewed on a
daily basis by the FRA as well as other government agencies. Customers,
stockholders and other railroads view it every day. This site has
changed and will continue to change unfavorable actions being committed
by unprofessional supervisors. Poop doesn't roll up hill. A supervisor
who is drawing to much attention is ALWAYS called in for his/her
actions. Keep it honest and factual. Never forget you are dealing with
a company that depends on customer relations as well as good
advertising to attract new investors. NOTHING IS WORSE THAN BAD
PUBLCITY.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 24 May 2017

Maybe we missed it - what type of going away package did Ward receive?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 24 May 2017

According to the 05/23/17 Trains magazine article regarding CSX
& hump yards, Sanborn is still the chief operating officer.
That witch will agree with, be loyal to, bow down to, suck up to
whomever is in overall charge.

Name: 8 hrs my ass
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 24 May 2017

What's up with this 8 hr shit I bust my all week in a major chemical
plant that makes chlorine trying to set myself up an early quit on my
Friday.fuck it I know the plant better than they do,what spots and
where all the over 300 tank cars are.  I getting of the job I have had
for 10 years so now they can get a younger conductor to switch it not
knowing shit. Better get ready for customers complaining and recrews
out the ass and not getting switched. Real smart management ass holes.

Name: CSX Eng
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 23 May 2017

Is Bill Keough still the Asst. Atlanta Division Mgr. or did HH give him
the axe also?

Name: clark
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 23 May 2017

No one would sale HH a life insurance policy but the board is going to
vote for 80+million dollar reimbursement for leaving CP.   Yeah and
we're the dumbasses.

Name: bill
E-mail: 
Employed as: M of W, for 10-20 years
Posted: 23 May 2017

At Cumberland:  The layoffs reportedly took place as workers arrived for
the 3 PM shift.  Eyewitnesses say there were four railroad policemen in
attendance to provide security.   

First I've heard of railroad police providing security for lay offs. 
CSX knows it's going to get ugly on both sides.

Name: NoWay
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 22 May 2017

Vote No Fuck these Guys
http://www.nasdaq.com/article/proxy-adviser-iss-recommends-csx-shareholders-vote-for-84-mln-ceo-reimbursement-20170522-01259

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 22 May 2017

Company should not be expected to tolerate employees showing up late 
for their assignment(s), OR dicking around at the yard office. 
 
However, if not given adequate time for proper job briefings, et al, &
more once on duty, write it up, submit the experiences\info to the
proper union rep. and/or legislator, government authority.  Bombard
'em. Complaint(s) from just one person usually doesn't cut it.
Provide some ammo. Much better substantiation with documentation.

Posting on this website = a place to vent maybe, but c'mon, that's
about it.

Name: Mc
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 22 May 2017

How can anyone vote for this tool?

Name: Jackmeoft
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 22 May 2017

What seniority district is Queensgate?

Name: Dman 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 22 May 2017

Latest rumor in the land of OZ is u will need 15 yrs. In to remain in
service in the near future, what ever that means. Hope thats not true,
and we are hearing that queensgate is shuting down there hump june
15th, who knows whats next.

Name: OZZ BURN YARD
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 22 May 2017

Same in Louisville, they want everyone to rush out to work, then after
you have been on minutes for 15 minutes a TM shows up to give you a
ride as soon as 20 minutes is up. Morale is as low as it could be.

Name: Sue
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 22 May 2017

I don't even bother to meet trainmasters.  Those silly basterds come
and go.   I couldn't begin to tell you how many has come through here.
We have 1 fat ass that's  too lazy to go and he's the biggest goat
fucker out there.

Name: Wall
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 22 May 2017

Last night I came in 5 minutes before start time.  The kool-aid drinking
train master told me to be on my engine at start time or I would be
considered late.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for 20-30 years
Posted: 22 May 2017

I Came in for my yard job and 3 minutes after my start time the
trainmaster was already hounding me to get in a csx vehicle so he could
 drive us to our yard power. This was before I could go over my work
with the yardmaster and ask any questions about the work.also no time
to go over our release forms and bulletins. i understand that I rarely
leave the yard to need the bulletins , but I still go over them.on top
of that I still haven't had a chance to give the work over to my
engineer and go over it with him on how and what we're are doing . I
understand they don't want us bullshitting in the bullroom with others
but these fucking managers are gona get someone hurt or killed .shit
takes time when you start your shift.  Then when there's a derailment
they will sure to blame the crew and not wanna hear how rushing us had
nothing to do with it.

Name: EHHMUSTGOATANYCOST  
E-mail: Www.gofuckyourselfhunter.com
Employed as: Brakeman, for 20-30 years
Posted: 22 May 2017

Has any yard jobs been getting there lunches shorten to the contractual
20 minute lunches ?

Name: Big pappa
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 21 May 2017

I want Ward back.... Never thought I would say that. 
What do we do now to save our railroad before it's too late? Any
suggestions? What would happen if a lot of us all of a sudden started
selling our stock would that do anything? Someone thats smart should
come up with a good plan for us to follow before csx is completely
derailed.

Name: Joe Pear
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 21 May 2017

In reply to Avon Sucks,

1st Yes, Avon absolutely does suck (it will get worse)

2nd Report Joe Berry to who?  The Great Lakes Division is falling apart
more by the day.   Do you really think they are going to do anything to
Joe Berry?  If you report him to Jacksonville do you really think they
will do anything?  Wakeup!  Nobody is going to do anything to any of
these guys.  They are so shorthanded right now.  Everyone has quit or
been removed.  Your only hope is to stay away from him ir hope he gets
fired or transferred .  

3rd Avon still sucks

Name: Cheese
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 21 May 2017

Our union steward has been laid off for over a month.  Meanwhile  there
has been an ID pool lost and two of our pools have been combined.  
Response by said union steward  "O they can do that."  I've never
heard that one before.  I guess the carrier was just being nice to let
us have different pools.  Well  not NOW thank you.  


Whoever doesn't take two minutes to vote on their proxy is a damn
idiot.  Even if it makes no difference at least you cast your thoughts.
  

There is a slim chance HH "Mantle Ridge" money could be voted down.
              So FUCK Those GUYS  you think they care about us

Name: Avon Sucks
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 21 May 2017

Rumor has it that Mr. FATSO AKA Joe Berry is the Trainmaster on the St.
Louis Line again. If any of you brothers or sisters see him out there
with his little blonde girlfriend turn his fat ass in.  Time to take
him down once and for all.

Name: Dman
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 20 May 2017

Hay OZZZZ Burn, u sound like a cool ass railroader, c ya out there cuz.
Out!

Name: no dumbass
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 20 May 2017

Sounds like Billy D is a suck ass who's job will probably be eliminated
next week. I guess the D stands for  @$#!head

Name: Billy Dee
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 20 May 2017

“Because track and yard capacity is finite, adding more equipment
creates congestion and slows down the system. While it may sound
counterintuitive, reducing fleet size actually enables a railroad to
move more volume. By running fewer and heavier trains, faster and on
schedule, assets can be utilized far more productively and can yield
significant savings,” EHH


RUNNING FEWER AND HEAVIER TRAINS AND A LOT LESS MEN
KISS YOUR JOB GOODBYE IF YOU HAVE LESS THAN 10YEARS TE

Name: Dr Readmore
E-mail: 
Employed as: CSX Customer, for N/A
Posted: 20 May 2017

JAD as follows

ARTICLE 11 ELECTRONIC BID SYSTEM [EBS] Section 1 Submitting Choices
A.
All Trainmen will be required to submit their preferences for positions
for which qualified in an Electronic Bid Application (EBA) as described
in paragraph B below. Trainmen should indicate a sufficient number of
preferences to ensure a selection will be granted on Job Adjustment Day
[JAD]. In the event a Trainman fails to submit preferences or fails to
submit a sufficient number of preferences, he will be assigned a
position in the following order, subject to his relative seniority
standing:
1. Unfilled positions protected at the supply point, if none;
2. Unfilled position on the guaranteed extra board at the supply point,
if none;
3. Unfilled positions at outlying points protected by the supply point.

Name: OZZ BURN YARD
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for N/A
Posted: 20 May 2017

System wide there are a lot of CSX employees but not many people using
this website. This is a good source to use to keep in the know, so tell
ya momma tell ya friends tell er body out here bout this site so more
people get involved, even if you spell hey like hay as if it were horse
food, it's all good.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 20 May 2017

How many jobs did that cut off going to 1 pool on JAD.

Name: GL
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 20-30 years
Posted: 20 May 2017

What the hell is Jad?

Name: OZZ BURN YARD
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for N/A
Posted: 20 May 2017

With as many CSX employees as there are system wide I don't think there
are enough people getting on this website, this is a good way for us to
stay in the know about what' going on at other locations. So tell ya
momma tell ya friends tell ya cousin we want err body knowin bout this
round here. The more people getting on and posting the better, and you
don't need to post as if you were writing an English paper, hell some
people spell hey like hay as if it were horse food ya na im sayin.

Name: Zzzzzzzzzz
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 19 May 2017

Our  pools are combined to one tonight at jad.  I hope it bites the
company In the ass. A lot of men have been on one run for years.  Not a
 very safe move CSX .  I hate having to go to Avon and deal with those
ass clowns.  
Berry is a Fat Bitch

Name: D Man 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 19 May 2017

Hay guys we all need to stick together out there 100% rules compliant,
so we can give Eugene a true metric of his precession model lets help
him help us....remember working at csx is like riding a bike except ur
on fire and the bike is on fire and ur in hell.

Name: no dumbass
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 18 May 2017

Maybe we should replace the old shots oxygen tank with laughing gas so
he can laugh with us at how big of a joke he is!!!

Name: Bernie
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 18 May 2017

Weekend at Bernies....
Anyone else see the similarities?  Paulie secretly propping up Eugene?
Paulie couldn't run a microwave let alone a class 1 railroad. In all
Ernest we all know the effects of an oxygen deprived brain. Hope
someone's monitoring Eugene. Changing back would be expensive and
problematic. Shutting hump yards. Discharging good people. Somethings
wrong folks. Something major.

Name: Zzzzzz
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 17 May 2017

https://www.wsj.com/articles/as-csx-vote-looms-investors-worry-about-ceo-hunter-harrisons-health-1495052146

Name: CSX Bone Devil
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 17 May 2017

Anyone that credits Hunter Harrison for the success of anything at any
railroad is a moron! Driving the cost to operate a business down will
obviously make the company more profitable, but a successful strategy
drives the cost to operate down in a way that is sustainable long term.
Basically what I'm saying is anyone can come in and fire thousands of
employees, shut down yards, sell off parts of the company, etc. 
Harrisons approach in a nutshell!

Option 2 that does last long term would be expanding business by simply
going after the coal and don't comment that coal won't last long term
until you do the research because I will embarrass you. There is enough
coal available right now to last well over 200 years that we know of.

Why isn't Harrison going after the coal?

Could he intentionally be destroying the company so CSX and all of its
assets are easily and cheaply acquired in a merger? 

Stock is down today $1.65 from yesterday! I already transferred mine
about a month ago it took 20 minutes online

Name: Landser
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 15 May 2017

More on hunter, methods, associates. 

Have no doubt ehh is here to robs us blind and humiliate us in the
process. He proclaims railroading has certain demands that are inherent
and harsh within this profession BUT is the first to use modernization
to eliminate jobs or even an entire craft. So much for nostalgia. His
latest sand kicking escapades included removing napping allowance and
being inside a locomotive cab. At cp he justified his actions, both
publicly and possibly within his own mind, by claiming they had "a
horrible entitled culture." He uses reporters, lackeys from buff
magazines and financial analysis's to spread his propaganda. Releases
stories like a wife calling him, a wife mad cause her husband didn't
get a quit and made it through to talk to a multibillion dollar
companies CEO TO COMPLAIN. Sure  she did. We all know quits benefit the
company more than us. It's about his ego. Give a railroader 8 hours of
work. Most will bust ass getting it done in 6. Everybody's happy.
Customers. Air men. Car men. Outbound crews etc.... except hunter.
Apparently ole hh has disproved the bell shaped curve model. Please
enlighten us all with your findings mr Harrison. Please provide the
empirical data and hypothesis supported conclusions to the scientific
community so we can create a new more sophisticated method for human
behavioral expectations. 

Next, following his cp model.  He will attempt to find the terminal
most likely to stand up to him. It was Alberta at cp.   Happy hunter
intentionally picks a fight. Flys in 60+ managers to break the workers
backs. This gives him time and space to further impose his will on the
workers. After something sets off a major issue or even a strike he
gets the Govt to bail him out. More time. More space. 

To our advantage we know what he does from his past play book. Also, on
our side is his egotistical arrogance. We are going to have to use other
tactics than a direct confrontation. At least. Temporarily. Try and work
with local managers. Most hate him as well. Those who drank his kook aid
are best ignored. Safe days, working extra cautiously, need not be
carried out for multiple days. Or even shifts for that matter.
Hopefully we can eventually organize where a safe shift occurs at
multiple locations or in succession. Let him get his people on jets.
Let them land to find hard working smiling workers. Let them circle for
days not knowing where to head. Gorilla tactics. Not approach march.
USA. not the red coats. Use social media and friends at other locations
to keep in touch. 

We are not the first generation of workers to have a meanie as CEO. Nor
a weak union. He even has slow business to help him. But his goal is
money for his cohorts in crime and his ego. If he doesn't deliver on
the first he may wake with one of his famous horse heads in his bed.
The second is laudable. There are no famous railroaders. Even
Vanderbilt was considered unsavory. All the robber barons are unknowns.
Hater will be but a footnote in the history of Cn, cp and assuredly CSX.


Our goal must be long term. Rid this company of a man bent on its
destruction for his personal gain. 300 mil??? 4 years? $75,000,000 a
year. $1,442,307 a week $206,043 a day. 2 workers salary per day.
That's not counting the salary of our new asst. Director of the board.
Paulie. Mantle ridge Bought a billion dollars of stock at its lowest
point. Mantle ridge was created in 2016. It has 4 employees. 2
advisory. 1-10 clients. 6 accounts. It's funded by ROBERT (Robbie)
JOSEPH CANNON. of horizon investments. 
https://www.msn.com/en-us/money/companies/long-term-investment-horizon-helped-activist-score-big-win-at-csx/ar-AAo1UbY
We must boycott horizon. We must use social media to organize our fight
and discredit horizon. Horizon wants to enable a CEO who abuses workers,
ignores contracts and guts a company then we must be their bad press.
Remove funds.  Check with friends.  Ask them to so as well. Call them.
Ask them to remove support. Post on their face book page. Do all we can
to bring about public understanding of the abusive policies of harrison
and his methodology and who his enablers are. Thus making horizon and
Robbie rue the day they started a war with working men and women. 

We do not have a lazy nor a lackadaisical culture. We are hard
oworkers. Dedicated to our profession.  You WILL NOT change that hard
truth unto your narrative  Harrison. You will not!
This fight we did not ask for. Did not start. But yet here we are.

Name: 202089
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 15 May 2017

My yard is still working the shifts 12 hours. But our autorack switching
has us behind big time. The average list is 85 cars and 38 switches.

Name: TJ
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for 30+ years
Posted: 14 May 2017

Just voted No to EHH.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 14 May 2017

Most hump yds. are already old plus they are expensive to maintain and
operate.  Someone, somewhere will still have to handle, switch rail car
freight & that won't get done for free.

Could be that Harrison & his backers prefer just "long haul" and
their plan is to let short-line RRs and the trucking industry have all
the other business & will just milk csx dry & bow out with $$.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 14 May 2017

Make seniority moves to flat switching yards.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 14 May 2017

Any truth to selkirk Hump being shut down

Name: WilliamT
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 14 May 2017

Evansville is about to get shit on Big Time

Name: Osborn Yard
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 13 May 2017

Louisville has become a nightmare of a place to work in the last 2
weeks, and supposedly will be getting worse! This place sucks, glad I
have an income but my god, Ford, Toyota, or any of these distilleries
around Louisville are looking better and better. Side note why in the
hell do we pay union dues around here, just for fun? No taxation
without representation right?

Name: Dman
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 13 May 2017

Alot of what is posted here is 1st hand accounts of things we see
everyday,have we been forced to apply, no we most of us anyway paid our
own money for a chance at the conductor training program, myself had to
take out a $8000 loan to attend, went through the 8 week program unpaid
in another state, commented myself to this line of work as so many
before me did as well, for a chance to provide for myself and my future
family. I  have been furloughed multiple times and came back because im
a railroader, its what i do. Sorry for being on such a high horse but
take pride in my craft anx will not walk away from what i have earned,
myself along with thousands of other boots on the ground women and men
over the decades have helped build this railroad, and the relationships
with our customers, as well as the yr over yr profits csx and its
shareholders have enjoyed. So dont down play our investment in the
company and make sound so easy to walk away from something we feel we
helped build. Remember our sacrifices we often see the pepole we work
with more often than our own families, i know i know u will say well u
signed up for that and your right, and im still signed up and not
walking away, just dont want it taken away.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years
Posted: 13 May 2017

Too much of what is posted on this particular website is just 
complaining from unhappy employees. 
Surely & truthfully, there are many legitimate valid concerns,
complaints, etc. 
HAS ANYONE EVER BEEN FORCED TO HIRE ON AND THEN MADE TO STAY?

Name: Jason Cogdal
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 13 May 2017

I agree from my locomotive seat here in Bakersfield where I work.

Mr Fritz and all the other UPRR company officers need to go and fuck
themselves in the ass! We have very incompetent officers here in
Bakersfield and Fresno, Ca on the UPRR.

Fuck you Mr. Fritz, ass licker piece of shit !!

Jason Cogdal
UPRR Bakersfield Engineer.

Name: CSX CONDR
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 13 May 2017

Trainmaster Joe Fister needs to go blow Harrison Hunter little wiener!!

Name: Osborn Yard
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 12 May 2017

Hunter Harrison has a few years left to live and yes he will be
remembered as the railroad master of the world he has accomplished that
and he will be leaving his family millions of dollars. If he quits right
now this will happen if he works till he dies this will happen. Why not
make some memories with your grandkids before you die?

Name: Red
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 12 May 2017

There has been over 1000 managers let go.  How is that not 1000+ votes
against HH and Mantle Ridge.  Almost every CSX employee owns stock.  I
say cast your vote make your voice heard. It Takes less than 5 minutes.
 Mantle Ridge is buying advertisement pushing HH.   Merril Lynch is
pushing for HH vote.  Screw these guys. The working class owns this RR
and "they"  don't want us to ever come to that realization.   We can
shut this place down overnight if we so desired.  Something as simple
has voting an old man out is child's play.   Come on brothers cast
your vote

Name:  Dman
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 12 May 2017

Well i work in louisville, osborn yard. Anf needless to say at a place
that use to get worse by the yr has managed to top that yet again, it
now gets worse by the day. On may 10th we were told do not put off
until 8hr or more...."this guy dont care about OT" one manager told
use. In may may 11th we were told we cant make anymore over time, so
yardmasters or callarunners have ro come get u 45min prior to ur 8
mark, so that u can be in a position to tie up. So needless to say our
customers are getting fucked in the ass...OUT

Name: Poe
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 12 May 2017

He's your daddy! Boy.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 11 May 2017

Trainmaster Joe Fister is a fat fucking prick. Ive seen a pic of his
wife on FB, and she's a fat fucking whore too. Fuck that big fat cock
sucker

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 11 May 2017

http://calgaryherald.com/business/local-business/hunter-harrisons-replacement-looks-to-repair-bruises-reconnect-with-cp-rail-employees

Name: Back in the craft
E-mail: Elim_i_nate@cxs.com
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 10 May 2017

SO CONCERNED THAT THEY HAVE TO BUY "ADVERTISING" TO PROMOTE HIS
HOLINESS HUNTER????




Hedge fund buys online ads to back Harrison as CSX chief executive
At issue: Advisory vote on $84 million reimbursement request
By Bill Stephens | May 8, 2017

NEW YORK — Coming soon to a browser near you: Google ads urging CSX
shareholders to vote to retain new CEO E. Hunter Harrison. Mantle
Ridge, the activist investor that successfully pursued the management
shakeup at CSX Transportation, reported...



http://trn.trains.com/news/news-wire/2017/05/08-hedge-fund-buys-online-ads-to-back-harrison-as-csx-chief-executive

Name: Osborn
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 10 May 2017

Got proxy in mail today opened it logged on and had it done in 2
minutes. Please everyone vote please. If for nothing else csx will
plant a tree for every vote.

Name: OU812
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years
Posted: 10 May 2017

The writing is on the walls brothers and sisters. If history teaches us
anything then it's obvious where this is going. Need to be proactive
and make a stand now rather than reacting after the mess is already
been done. A one two or even three day walk off would be catastrophic
to the stock prices and completely grenade in HH's face. Not to
mention put a hurt on his 300,000 shares. Time is running short, need
to get with our unions and get something set up fast

Name: no dumbass
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 10 May 2017

Are we ready to walk out yet. Yeah its against the law but laws were
made to be broken. Shut er down

Name: Osborn
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 10 May 2017

Louisville just lost 12 two man jobs. More to come next week.

Name: COWARDS
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for N/A
Posted: 10 May 2017

COLLECTIVELY, YOU COWARDS CAN ALL LAY-OFF FOR ONE (1) WEEK, AND DESTROY
HARRISON'S PLAN--BUT YOU'RE ALL PARALYZED WITH IGNORANCE AND FEAR!

PLOT YOUR OWN DESTINY, AND DON'T ALLOW CORPORATE THUGS TO DESTROY YOUR
WILL TO SURVIVE! A PLAN OF ATTACK IS EASIER TO USE AGAINST CORPORATE
THUGS WHO ONLY UNDERSTANDS [$$$$] GREED, AND
THAT'S-IF-YOU-DO-IT--COLLECTIVELY!

Name: Zzzzzzz
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 09 May 2017

R


Just received my proxy in the mail and cast by vote by phone.   It took
under 5 minutes.   Thanks for the post.  I voted against all proposals! 
   Come on brothers and sisters cast your vote too.

Name: R
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 09 May 2017

Cast a vote against  and you know you're good.     MANTLE RIDGE’S
VOTING RECOMMENDATIONS

Proposal 1:

FOR the election of the 13 nominees supported by the Board and named in
the Proxy Statement

Proposal 2:

FOR the ratification of the appointment of EY as CSX’s Independent
Auditors for 2017

Proposal 3:

FOR the approval, on an advisory (non-binding) basis, of the
compensation of the Named Executive Officers

Proposal 4:

FOR EVERY YEAR, on an advisory (non-binding) basis, on frequency of
future advisory votes on executive compensation

Proposal 5:

FOR the approval, on an advisory (non-binding) basis, of the
reimbursement arrangements sought in connection with the retention of
E. Hunter Harrison as CEO at CSX

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 08 May 2017

Harrison the Bully?

Apparently the hunter is loose with a few facts....

Attended university. No mention of graduation. 

Born in 1944. So in 1964 hunter was a ripe old 20 years old. But no bio
lists Military service??? Was Vietnam not going on then? 

Dates: Nov 1, 1955 – Apr 30, 1975. yes it was. Btw nearly 30% served. 

Let's just say the great HUNTER suffered from ailments, and not from a
lack of intestinal fortitude nor a fundamental lack  of a constitution
as a man, like a bad back. Palsy, flat footedness etc. With nearly 30%
of all your peers facing combat, 66% of those  volunteers, would you
really see or label yourself as " a new sheriff in town?" Allow
yourself to be labeled a brass knuckler? " Or label others as
"permissive?" "Demoralized?" Or  "cp suffered from a total lack of
leadership." " spoiled bad horrible culture." It's one thing to
accomplish manly things and wear it on your sleeve. It's something
else entirely to not have  shown the same courage as your peers, and
yet become a bully. Then when you start fights simply demand the
government step in and finish what you started. 

At CN he brought in American scabs and asked the Canadian government to
intercede when the unions went on strike. At CP, after he refused to pay
due wages and practiced many other forms of abuse, they too walked out.
Again, Hunter called on a conservative Canadian government to bail his
ass out of the fire. 

Mantle ridge and pink palmed paulie acquired 5.9% of csx stock while
its price was at a 52 week low. Hopefully the sec is looking into
exactly how that transpired. 

Stockholders, short turn gains are a lotta fun. Sorta like poo &
giggles but: Don't get out you're moral compass and don't ask
questions. Just take your money and run. BUT... hunter rolls the dice.
He's done so his whole career. Will American workers and an American
government allow hunter to abuse workers? Ignore contracts? Will the
workers just accept his abusive methods? What about streets to seats?
Managers are cheaper labor than union workers so it's win win. UNLESS.
something goes awry. Inexperienced folks on a pocket train on a sunny
afternoon is a walk in the park. How about 3 am with stormy conditions,
signal suspension and 95 hazardous loads with not one but two self
trained inexperienced managers. A Slidell or A Lac-Megantic in a
metropolitan area makes csx a penny stock and your dreams of returns
coal dust. 

Not here to take a man down or remove someone's pedestal from their
ass but things have obviously gone awry.  Mantle ridge is a corporate
raider not a hedge fun. Paulie is not a worker. Quote " now we can put
the wealth back into the hands of the shareholders where it belongs."
From where paulie? The  workers? Customers?

Csx biggest stockholders are its employees. If we all vote and vote
against MR and hunter. Or we just suck it up and wait for the apology
tour.

Name: Ben Dover
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 05 May 2017

Interesting Read! Check it out!

https://seekingalpha.com/article/4069639-csx-alert-sell-harrison-premium-can

Name: no dumbass
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 05 May 2017

Why in the fuck is HH screwing with CSX he has one foot in the grave and
the other is on a banana peel take your hedge fund and go back to Canada

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 04 May 2017

Decent people do understand that - it's those that have inferiority
complexes, are insecure and never learned manners & how to treat other
people that don't.

Name: Black momba
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 04 May 2017

When is everyone going to understand that just because you have a
bachelors degree in something doesn't mean you're the sharpest crayon
in the box .

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 04 May 2017

Annual shareholder meeting 06/05/17, Richmond, VA.
Can attend or vote your shares via internet or us mail.

Name: welcome to wal mart
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 04 May 2017

From a Trainmaster:
Hunter doesnt care about agreements, there will be no more work rules. 
Crews will be used where needed and you'll get one ticket to do it, his
way of forcing us to an hourly rate.  Go ahead and submit those claims,
they'll just go in the trash! Refuse to get another train on same
ticket and they've been told to remove you from service.
All field managers who made the cut must become Engineer's.  Training
to begin soon.  They have already used a road foreman to take a train
that struck a pedestrian and the crew refused to move.  Only one that
I've heard about so far.  They have already consulted with the FRA on
this, only concern from them is that when they are used they will fall
under the hours of service.
All cabs in yard service removed, managers will transport crew's.  As
for road DH, they'll be phased out too, crew's will DH on trains. 
The plan is to have crew's swap trains and turn back to home terminal,
thereby eliminating hotel expense, remember, your not getting another
ticket!

Name: Zzzzzzzz
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 03 May 2017

Must read. This is what's coming. Managers will be qualifying on
runs.http://www.canadianbusiness.com/companies-and-industries/forward-fast/

Name: Zzzzz
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 03 May 2017

Things to come Brothers.                                                
                                    Physically, you can’t run as many
trains as they’re running now with the workforce they have. It’s
structurally impossible,” Finnson said. “We have a chronic shortage of
workers.”

CP cut its unionized workforce by 1,500 people or approximately
one-third under Harrison, who ran the company from mid-2012 until he
stepped down in January to pursue the top job at Florida-based railway
CSX Corp.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 03 May 2017

The annual shareholder meeting will be held soon.  Can vote your shares
in person if you make arrangements, OR by internet, us mail - IF you
follow the How To Vote instructions.  At least 5 proposals are on the
docket, including voting for BOD members & 4 other proposals. FYI:  We
are voting NO = Harrison & that outfit.

Name: Ben Dover
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 03 May 2017

Really? In disguise? The hedge fund leader is the new CEO!
To think that HH gives a damn about the future of CSX is
ignorant at best. He cares about himself and short term gains.
After all he has one foot in the grave already. Why would he really
care about long term? This amounts to no more than legalized robbery!
If the man had any morals at all he would be home petting his horses
on the ass and baby sitting a classic car collection while counting
the millions and millions of dollars he all ready stole. Sick little
men act like this and greedy Americans follow like puppy dogs!

Name: no dumbass
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 03 May 2017

Come on people this is just a hedge fund in disguise. Just like 7 or 8
years ago when they tried this shit but Ward and Co took the money and
ran this time.

Name: Ltl Arnie
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 02 May 2017

Clyde Barrow
Labor Relations
500 Water St.
Jacksonville, Fl. 38776-122
Gentlemen,
Per our recent conversations the past couple of days regarding the
translations of agreements. It has been agreed upon by the carrier
(CSXT) and the organizations (BLET & UTU) that all talks regarding
these matters be sent directly to a public mediator of the carriers
choosing. 
While in fact the carrier(CSXT) would like to resolve these issues
without the hardships that mediation will bring, and also the financial
strains that these hearings will place, not only on the carrier but also
upon both labor organizations. 
While this matter is being heard, and until in fact we (CSXT) get a
resolution from a public law board of our choosing, the operations
between Nashville, TN. and Memphis, Tn. will operate as an
interdivisional run. The run will consist of 9 turns with all equity
going to the Memphis PM roster. Additionally, all recrews will be out
of Bruceton, Tn. (000N95) off of a non guaranteed, 15 man extra board,
to be established on 05/06/2017.
Making Bruceton, TN. (000N95) the Home Terminal for all future business
is a decision made by CSXT according to analysis of future business
traffic reports by AAORD. This decision comes after the widening of the
canal and the upgrading of ports in both Alabama and Louisiana. 
cc/E.H.Harrison

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 02 May 2017

I heard Fitzgerald was on the chopping block.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 02 May 2017

Everyone knows what opinions are.....everybody has one.
What's the point of posting any decent/helpful advice on this site? 
Seems no one pays attention anyway. 

If management, office rats are sweating now, well, that's what they
too should've expected might happen eventually when they chose that
type of position.  Account the way a lot of those people have acted, 
no one should feel sorry for them.   

Overall operations may\will change. Corporate can try to trim all
fat,
jobs, whatever they deem necessary or can, to increase share value,
please wall st. per se.   

This outfit isn't ever going to be employee, family friendly.
 
Hope too many don't become gullible & ignorant enough to think they'd
be OK with more RTW laws.

Name: Red
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 02 May 2017

Buy Buy Buy CSX Stock!     Ride the HH wagon to the bank and then dump
all CSX Stock in about 3.5 years.  That's what he will do.   He will
make a nice dime right before he runs this RR in the ground.  They
don't give a shit about the future of this company just the NOW!  
Look what's he's doing to the intermodal giving it away to NS and
back to the truckers.   This guy HH is a fucken NUT!

Name: Me
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 01 May 2017

I'm really enjoying watching these CSX managers all squirm and worry
about their jobs. For many years they had absolutely 0 accountability
and have put a many a good Railroader on the street for chickenshit
failures.  Most of these ass clowns wouldn't last a year working as a
conductor or engineer. Hope you lowlifes get whats coming to you.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Yard Master, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 01 May 2017

They fired David Harris,maybe more ass holes will follow.

Name: Me
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 01 May 2017

I've been hoping T.M. Berry would have been let go by now.  Would love
to see his fat ass back to running a engine and get a large dose of
Karma dealt his way by some of his fella chickenshit managers. Maybe
i'll have to send a certified letter to Mr. Harrison informing him of
Mr. Berry's fucked up banner test on the wrong main line.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 01 May 2017

They hollered at me at the REDI for not using the handrail on the steps.
I'm still trying to get over it. Hollering at a 40 year old for not
touching handrails SMDH !!!

Name: Ben Dover
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 01 May 2017

What is happening at the Redi Center? Any word? I figured that place
would be high on the list to be shut down.

Name: Trskip
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 01 May 2017

Name: WTF
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 28 April 2017

Witnesed first hand the SC DISPATCHER in Nashville fuck up and not
give
a southbound HD crew an ec-1 for a 25 mph around Ekin mile post. He
comes on the radio and says after they've knocked down the southward
Amqui signal .......hey can you guys just slow your speed down to
about
25 mph for the next few miles account rough track......Are you fucking
kidding me.....have a train crew miss that speed order and bam!  They
on the street. Garbage ass dispatching. Ol HH will weed their asses
out
soon enough.

10-20 Years?  How have you survived this long without a basic
understanding of how things work?  A dispatcher taking a slow order
from MOW can't be expected to instantly know where a train is, cannot
merely knock down every absolute signal until he knows either.  Cannot
give a signal if an unbulletined order exists when requesting the
signal.  We're better off not becoming cannibals attacking other union
brothers.  You need to consider that dispatchers & yardmasters are
having additional work out upon them without any additional
compensation.  I have seen every desk I deal with doubled in
responsibility since I started.  The yardmaster situation is even
worse.   While some RFE's were drones, many I encountered were decent
guys just trying to doma job per F RA and company rules.  It is my
understanding that the RFE's who were not shifted into Trainmaster
slots were not given anything, merely left to look for a place to work.
 Stranded, some far away from their seniority, with houses and families
to move.  We need to consider who the real enema is here.

Name: Squeaky wheel
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 1-10 years
Posted: 01 May 2017

As a “surviving” female employee it is demoralizing to see the caliber
of some employees remaining after the layoff in March and some recent
terminations. I’ve worked closely with several departments including
police and unfortunately I’ve heard degrading and offensive gender
biased comments made by CSX police officers.  Personally I've heard
Atlanta CSX police officers Casey Camp and Jeff Reed repeatedly refer
to a black female CSX employee (Sheree Bowman) as a bitch.  Although I
haven't worked for CSX long I see how difficult it is for women to be
respected at CSX and hearing these guys confirmed my belief.  I wanted
to contact ethics to report them but with pending upcoming layoffs I
didn’t want to be a squeaky wheel so I remained silent for fear of
losing my job.

Name: Another One Bites The Dust
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years
Posted: 30 April 2017

The Florence Division Manager hit the road this morning.

Larry Kostner was supposed to be one of the Corridor General Managers,
guess he decided he didn't like the way ole HH was running things, or
he didn't appreciate being forced to fire managers like he was being
forced to by Jax. 

The bad thing is, he was actually one of the better managers around

Name: Realist
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 30 April 2017

Unions don't hurt any company the greed does class 1 rr are making
record profits from are hard skill labor and are lives... They want to
take money out of are pockets to put it in theirs and are health care
just like the government ... Something as little as ...we used to get a
ham at Christmas while at work ..now no way gives us that so we can have
more...that's  greedy

Name: P
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 29 April 2017

http://www.joc.com/rail-intermodal/class-i-railroads/csx-transportation/csx-intermodal-under-harrison-gives-ns-truckers-opening-grab-share_20170428.html

Name: P
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 29 April 2017

http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20170429/ISSUE01/170429846/csx-ceo-hunter-harrison-puts-future-of-crete-intermodal-in-doubt.

Name: KB 
E-mail: bigk1966@gmail.co
Employed as: CSX Contractor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 29 April 2017

was told on 4/26/17 that i had no job in 24 to 36 hrs ? these are pros
??? thanks hallcon/ hatchet mans clowns !!!!!!!

Name: Oh Yeah
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 29 April 2017

I just heard from a good source out of (904) then when the #2 in charge
from CSX gets backs from Vacation, she doesn't have a job to come back
to. HaHa

Name: Long Dick Dong
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 28 April 2017

Although presumably short lived.........it's about damn time T&E
aren't the only ones with their ears pinned back these days. Knuckles
to the mofos that move freight. Next up on the chopping block
......inefficient ass Yardmaster's. Better up ya game fellas in the
towerz. Y'all are next......

Name: WTF
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 28 April 2017

Witnesed first hand the SC DISPATCHER in Nashville fuck up and not give
a southbound HD crew an ec-1 for a 25 mph around Ekin mile post. He
comes on the radio and says after they've knocked down the southward
Amqui signal .......hey can you guys just slow your speed down to
about
25 mph for the next few miles account rough track......Are you fucking
kidding me.....have a train crew miss that speed order and bam!  They
on the street. Garbage ass dispatching. Ol HH will weed their asses
out
soon enough.

Name: J
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years
Posted: 27 April 2017

Casey,Atkison,Howell, and Brewer will be hearing big news by May.  
Brewer yard will be without a yard master.   Train masters are taking
over (contract shuttle service).  Radnor is being sold.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 27 April 2017

Officially, RFEs are gone?  That is probably A-OK.  
In reality, too many individuals that were mostly horseshit out in the
field were given a co. officer position & then they'd march around
with a know-it-all attitude and have the authority to write an employee
up, get them suspended/terminated. Those types will have to answer for
their actions.  You reap what you sow. Adios and good riddance to
all/any bad rubbish.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 27 April 2017

RFE positions abolished?  Good.  50+% of them, probably more, are
worthless anyway.  Who will do the certification, etc. stuff now?

Name: Bill
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years
Posted: 27 April 2017

Yes RFE are gone.   Casky Yard is gone.

Name: Dman
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 27 April 2017

Well as of now, Louisville is going to lose about 300 cars a day. St.
Louis esba class code and Birmingham traffic, will go else where. Not
sure what else is to come but with 2 ford plants and ups world port hub
right next to our terminal u would think we could be profitable, hoping
for the best, and hoping 11 yrs will be enough to hold a rd. EB spot.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 26 April 2017

Grab the popcorn........I'm pulling for louisville!!!

Name: CSX Eng
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years
Posted: 25 April 2017

In louisville tomorrow 042617 the terminal team, cindy sandborn jermain
swafford david hamby and john arrwine will all be there, no one knows
why, or what will happen, is louisville the 1st terminal on the system
to be shut out right? Thoughts please

                  I gave you a little English grammar help
             
In Louisville tomorrow, 042617 the Terminal Team, Sindy Sandborn,
Jermain
Swafford, David Hamby and John Arrwine will all be there, no one knows
why, or what will happen. Is Louisville the 1st terminal on the system
to be shut, out right? Your thoughts please.

Name: Dman
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 25 April 2017

In louisville tomorrow 042617 the terminal team, cindy sandborn jermain
swafford david hamby and john arrwine will all be there, no one knows
why, or what will happen, is louisville the 1st terminal on the system
to be shut out right? Thoughts please

Name: Me
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 21 April 2017

I've been visiting this site for a long long time. I always use to
enjoy NoMo's annual Brown Banana Award for the biggest POS CSX
managers on the system.  Starting now, you can make your nominations
for who you think is the lowest of all lows, this is based on
Chickenshit failures, having the backbone of a Jellyfish, Habitual
Liar, Arrogant, Morally Bankrupt, etc...  after all nominations are
reviewed by other posters a decision will be mad as to who is deserving
of being the Biggest CSX lowlife on the system.  I'll start off by
making my nomination, this one is gonna be hard to beat boys and girls,
 Drum rolls please....Trainmaster Berry.

Name: UP REWARD
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for N/A
Posted: 21 April 2017

Racketeering is a serious crime, report all unethical conduct between
management and corrupt union officers. When your union officers is
getting claims paid while staying at home, the alarm bells should
sound!

Name: CSX Cond
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 20 April 2017

Atl Division Manager Mark McGhee is finally out!!! I just hope he's
out
because the new administration learned of his tactics of terminating
workers if they report injuries....................................


Did they  dump Bill Keough along with McGhee?

Name: CSwitch
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 20 April 2017

Atl Division Manager Mark McGhee is finally out!!! I just hope he's out
because the new administration learned of his tactics of terminating
workers if they report injuries...

Name: Big Nose 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Yard Master, for 20-30 years
Posted: 19 April 2017

Please list names, locations, and positions of all managers that have
been fired under HH so far.     Karma Boys.....        Thanks

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 19 April 2017

Bye bye Scott Gray.....you good for nothing SOB...I knew one day you
would get what you deserved!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 19 April 2017

Posting from Korea.   There is no bulletin.  We have received only an
email.

Here it is.

Obviously, everyone has seen the news and heard that we have a new
administration in place leading our company.  With that comes changes
that will be implemented by our new CEO.  
 
That being said, we know there will be new operating practices put
into
place, and our jobs, from the top down, will be to adapt to the new
regime and comply with those new practices put into place.  Some new
practices have been communicated to us already, and you can be sure
there will be many more to come.  It has been made abundantly clear
that there is no room for debate with the new practices, and if there
is any deviation from the plan that has been laid out, it will be
dealt
with immediately to ensure compliance.  I think it is imperative that
we
not let ourselves be used to make an example for others who choose not
to comply. 
 
One of the changes that has been communicated is that we will have
employees work full shifts, and is effective immediately.  There will
be no “early quits” allowed.  What this means for us in the Operations
Center is this:  Dispatchers will not work less than 8 hours. If this
means that we have everyone on a particular shift scan in at 15
minutes
prior to their shift (0645, 1445, 2245) in order to comply, that is
what
we will do.  Additionally, those employees will not scan out prior to
8
hours from the time they scanned into the machine.  Employees who are
posting will also be required to work an entire 8 hour shift.  We are
still responsible for complying with FRA Hours of Service regulations,
so make sure that your scan times enable you to remain in compliance. 
 
This is not an office-specific policy.  This is company-wide and we
have been instructed that there are no options regarding compliance. 
We will comply.  The decision has been made from the top to implement
this policy, and instructions have been passed down throughout the
company to put it in place. 
 
In summary, dispatchers will not work less than 8 hours when scheduled
to work.  This includes working a desk or posting a position.  Please
do not be that person that challenges this by not being scanned into
the STARS system for less than 8 hours.  There will be no flexibility,
no excuses, no latitude with this policy.  If there are any questions,
please feel free to contact me, any DTO, or STO **********

Name: Curious
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 18 April 2017

Anyone ???
So did anyone ever find that so called system wide order that Harrison
supposidly sent to all the terminals. No one can come up with it at
avon or Roselake.  Who circulated it in the first place?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 18 April 2017

Someone -  (Employed As Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years) posted on
this site 02/21/17:  "Our Division Manager was at depot yesterday and
we are being told Cindy Sanborn is no longer with CSX." 

Well, is that true or was that post just more lame-brain engineer BS?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 17 April 2017

If you could gather up people that think they are legends [in their own
minds] - buy 'em for what they're actually/truly worth & then sell
'em for what they think they're worth = a heck of a profit.

Name: Not a Tard
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 17 April 2017

Its really fucking amazing all the carriers are trying to HIRE like
crazy and nobody with any brains and rock of any kind are trying to
hire on, BNSF, the STUPID and all the other carriers are not having a
lot of people running after them this time around. Just a bunch of rail
buff tards and dick suckers who are looking at a fantasy to
fulfill.......TARDS!!

Name: dekcuF yllayoR
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 17 April 2017

Has anyone heard if and when HH is going to terminate moron Cindy
Sanborn for closing down terminals and rerouting trains 1,000 miles out
of the way?

Name: Retired Now
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 15 April 2017

What is particularly irritating is that all too often people that order
things came from the ranks & were usually the most laziest, worthless
PITA a--holes out there in the field. You reap what you sow. They will
answer for it eventually, if not sooner.

Name: EX LC
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 15 April 2017

Screwed

No one seems to be able to find the so called order from Harrison
either. Several Trainmasters and Road foreman have been cornered and
asked to produce a copy of it and they don't have a clue where to find
it either. No one can positively say when they saw it or who actually
circulated it.  It may have been something that came out as a system
wide order but it IS NOT a system bulletin or notice. As for the
Unions, they were not approached about the changes in working
conditions and are not aware that this is a closed order. Some one
started this and now no one wants to take responsibility for it. Once
again CSX has managed to put something out there that was not addressed
legally with the Unions. As for road crews being used as J Jobs when
coming out of the hotel, they shouldn't be!  All crews that recrew
outlawed trains should be given tickets related to the train and the
job symbol should be followed with an R. Example would be if you were
to recrew a Q53815 your ticket should be issued as a Q53815R. The
chiefs are using road crews as road switchers to recrews HOS trains
because of a loophole in an article in the BLET agreement, There are 2
conflicting article in the agreement that are causing all this trouble.
One of these article is #50.  You will have to bombard your General
chairman with complaints and demand that the article be reviewed and al
loopholes removed.  In the meantime, the extra boards should be the only
crews given a ticket that is classified as a J JOB! Rumors have it that
Harrison hates J JOBS and recrewing.  Maybe you will get lucky and he
will put a stop to this. The only crews that could possibly be
instructed to stay on duty no less than 8 hours are assigned yard jobs
that have on duty and off duty times of 8 hours or locals.  NO ROAD JOB
SHOULD EVER BE ORDERED TO REMAIN AT THE TERMINAL AFTER BEING AWAY AT THE
HOTEL AND ARRIVING HOME JUST TO MAKE SURE THEY WERE ON DUTY 8 HOURS. 
DOESNT MATTER IF THE CHIEF MAKES THEM A J JOB OR NOT!  The crews have
been away from home and their families and deserve to be able to go
home upon arrival.  If this happens to you again, call your general
chairmans office and file a complaint. Demand that the so called order
be produced and start a petition if it isn't. Doesn't matter if it is
produced anyway. No road crew should be held when they get home.

Name: Qxreand
E-mail: u nameit
Employed as: Yard Master, for 1-10 years
Posted: 14 April 2017

Where Is  Todd Novak working  he lives in creston ohio

Name: CMC
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 13 April 2017

since HH took over no one has been let go from CMC from management.
Why?
  Clerks though are now being furloughed due to the previous cuts made
under Ward.  With these cuts and the CAPS policies clerks will be no
more. 
 any ideas on how  HH handles union members who have had "protected
status" under the CBA?  
CMC Clerks or any clerk with minimal seniority who are not protected
are going to be let go with no chance of returning

### FMLA handling is being changed also where anyone new to FMLA will
have to reapply every 90 days instead of yearly

Name: Screwed over
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 13 April 2017

Crews

Did any of you see the so called system side order that supposedly came
from Hunter Harrison that ALL LOCAL...YARD...AND DOG CATCHING OR J JOBS
WOULD REMAIN ON SERVICE NO LESS THAN 8 HOURS. We have checked every
single system bulletin and notice all the way back to Jan.1st and it is
no where to be found.  
We were at the hotel 32 hours and were called out to dead head home and
on the way they made us a J Job to grab a train in the way in. When we
got done we were made stay at the yard for 2 stinking hours because the
chief said we were a J Job now and had to be on duty 8 hours. After
being away from home for 32 hours we get stuck on a damn j job and
forced to state at the wall for 2 hours because this hunter Harrison
character wants every working 8 hours or else. THIS IS TOTAL VIOLATOR
FOR ROAD CREWS WHO ARE ALREADY AWAY FROM THEIR FAMILIES AND NOW WHEN
THEY WANT TO GO HOME THE CHIEF IS PUNKING YOU ON A RECREW SERVICE AS A
j JOB.   the union's better get off their added and do something about
this bullshit.  Dad has been getting away with abusing freight pool
crews long enough. That's what the damn xbd is for. Freight pool crews
are supposed to get recrew tickets.NOT STINKING J JOB TICKETS. WE WANT
TO SEE THIS DAMN BULETIN.  WHO REALLY PUT IT OUT. THIS IS A VIOLATION
OF THE UNION AGREEMENT IF THE CONDITIONS WERE NOT NEGOTIATED WITH THE
UNION. 
Anyone who can tell us how to find this bulletin please do quickly. No
one believes this came from old man harrison. Michael ward didn't even
do this stupid crap.  He never got that involves in yard operations. 
Someone is pulling some shit.

Name: Screwed over
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 13 April 2017

Crews

Did any of you see the so called system side order that supposedly came
from Hunter Harrison that ALL LOCAL...YARD...AND DOG CATCHING OR J JOBS
WOULD REMAIN ON SERVICE NO LESS THAN 8 HOURS. We have checked every
single system bulletin and notice all the way back to Jan.1st and it is
no where to be found.  
We were at the hotel 32 hours and were called out to dead head home and
on the way they made us a J Job to grab a train in the way in. When we
got done we were made stay at the yard for 2 stinking hours because the
chief said we were a J Job now and had to be on duty 8 hours. After
being away from home for 32 hours we get stuck on a damn j job and
forced to stare at the wall for 2 hours because this hunter Harrison
character wants every working 8 hours or else. THIS IS A TOTAL VIOLATON
FOR ROAD CREWS WHO ARE ALREADY AWAY FROM THEIR FAMILIES AND NOW WHEN
THEY WANT TO GO HOME THE CHIEF IS PUNKING YOU ON A RECREW SERVICE AS A
j JOB.   the union's better get off their asses and do something about
this bullshit.  CSX has been getting away with abusing freight pool
crews long enough. That's what the damn xbd is for. Freight pool crews
are supposed to get recrew tickets.NOT STINKING J JOB TICKETS. WE WANT
TO SEE THIS DAMN BULLETIN.  WHO REALLY PUT IT OUT. THIS IS A VIOLATION
OF THE UNION AGREEMENT IF THE CONDITIONS WERE NOT NEGOTIATED WITH THE
UNION. 
Anyone who can tell us how to find this bulletin please do quickly. No
one believes this came from old man harrison. Michael ward didn't even
do this stupid crap.  He never got that involves in yard operations. 
Someone is pulling some shit.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 11 April 2017

Fly united....... say something and we will drag your ass off , way to
fix it munoz......now the airlines.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 11 April 2017

Hunter might consider bringing back to CSX Oscar Munoz from United
Airlines as it appears they both have the same management style towards
customers and staff

Name: Wondering 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 08 April 2017

Is it true that Hunter Harrison is afraid to fire Bob Frulla?  Just
asking..

Name: Don
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 02 April 2017

LA Times is reporting Donald dump Truck Trump as Unpredicatable

Give him a job if impeached at UP

Name: dezz nuts
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 01 April 2017

Andrews sc will be shotline by the end of 2017

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 30 March 2017

Let's give it up for hunter.... "NO MORE SAFTEY STOPS" this has to be
driving those "O TEST" loving , "GETS ME HARD... WHEN I FAIL A CREW
AND GET THEM TO SERVE TIME ON THE STREET", he'll bent on rules ,CSX
Kool aid drinking managers fucking nuts !!!! All the shit we are doing
now would have gotten us 30 days or more less then a month ago.

Name: Spongebob
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 29 March 2017

Willard, u are a idiot.  If u do in fact work for CSX, you might wanna
go see a Psychiatrist as you clearly have some problems.

Name: Henry
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 28 March 2017

Hell with the Carriers going one man, They are going to try and run 
"Satellite " Trains. They have the camera and the equipment.

 Start saving your money. If the Unions are smart , they will negotiate
a buy out and or pay us to sit at home and pay us for that.

 Either way, its going to happen. I will LIVE far from the tracks 
 as possible !!!

Name: JustDave
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 27 March 2017

9,000 foot trains? Naaahhaa..try 20,000 foot trains with one SD40-2 and
just frying the tractions motors.....CP style....

Name: Ben Dover
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 27 March 2017

Willard?
You obviously are not an engineer for csx as you state. If you were
you would know that we have been running 12,000 foot plus trains for
quite a while now. A 9000 foot train is below average anymore.
  As far as driving one's self to and from a train. That could
happen,
but after being up for 24 hours and getting off a train then being
forced to drive two or three hours or more home is just going to make a
lot of families wealthy minus one!

Name: Resist
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 27 March 2017

Up Your Game Girls!

Hunter's plans are fruitless if all take a couple of days off!

HELLOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

Name: Willard
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 26 March 2017

Can you imagine with EHH in office what is going to happen with
deadheads? We are going to have to drive a Company Vehicle to the
trains and or have a Manager run us out. No more Taxis. the 9000 foot
trains are coming just like on the CN. This guy is a true loon.

Load UP on your UTU insurance and fuck that BRCF. Their job insurance
sucks

Name: WTF!
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 25 March 2017

All we have got from our LC is that "we're working on it" which means
it will takes months if not years.  Then when something is finally done
we will be told how hard they worked to get them back when they
should.have halted it to begin with.  Fuck the UTU and BLE.....yall are
completely fucking useless!!!

Name: Is that right?
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 24 March 2017

Is that right? F*&k those attendance policies!

I bet John Bromely is a Tard, huh?

Name: Bob
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 24 March 2017

XLC

Sounds just like what the Union Pathetic had done to us too.
Its called a Attendance Policy. We have too many Rail buffs
working for this out fit now that are completely lame and
living out their fantasy.

That is why everything is crap. Rail buffs here when it 
was SP and now the UP. A bunch of fat, choo-choo train set
rail buffs. They are just like company scabs in my book.

Live and learn

Name: XLC
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 24 March 2017

Conductor

Agreements are different in various regions. However, PL and DV days
are set by caps. Almost all agreements when bargaining took place
allowed for a minimum set of number of people who bid on and could take
these days off at a given time.  If weekend days have been removed and
you have not been given your right to bid on them then you need to
corner your LC and demand answers. No way do I believe for one minute
that the UTU would agree to take away your right to bid on these days.
During manpower shortages they can reduce the number of people who can
take these days but they can not deliberately take away specific days.
Get with your LC and if you can't get answers then start calling your
General chairman.

Name: WTF!
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 24 March 2017

Have any other divisions weekends been removed by using PL or DV days. 
We have our 90 days scheduling coming up soon and as it stands we can
not put in any Friday, Saturday or Sundays in.  Company told our Union
it's because we layoff too much.  Pretty much every Atlanta Terminal
is affected by this.  Any others?

Name: Cogdal
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 23 March 2017

I love when new hires call out over the radio

" Go ahead and back it up!

I do exactly when I am told, Go forward and then back it up....LOL


Jason

Name: SP Cond
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years
Posted: 22 March 2017

"That previous bunch has just about
run this operation in the ground with such bull shit rules!”


Lawyers writing the operating rules....PERIOD

Name: Hugh Jorgan
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 22 March 2017

That "place of safety" is about dumbest pile of bull shit they came up
with thus far in all my years.  Maybe they will throw it out soon. 
That's like saying "I'm in the clear"...why the hell would I tell
you to back up if I'm in the way?  That previous bunch has just about
run this operation in the ground with such bull shit rules!

Name: Stephanie
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 22 March 2017

I am the smartest person that I know.  If Csx is going to give away
money, I'm taking it.
My first lawsuit failed but if I keep crying about discrimination long
enough, I will be living off Csx welfare forever.  Better recognize.

Name: John
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 22 March 2017

Now that is a smart move. On and off at 4 MPH. again. New guys,
Don't screw this up for us. 


 Thanks

Name: Ben Dover
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 22 March 2017

Read the new rule. You CAN be outside the cab at 4mph or less!
I would imagine that place of safety is next to go by the wayside.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 21 March 2017

Wtf..... can't walk and shove, ride tank cars on a shove ,can't walk
on the walk ways while moving on the engine ...... now totally legal to
get on and off moving equipment..... about only good thing about hunter,
 relaxed rules and sensible rules. Not someone did something stupid and
ban it and make it a rules violation. At least we will be able to do
our work without looking over your shoulder wondering if someone is
watching you for a hour just so they can  fail you on a O TEST.

Name: Me
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 21 March 2017

Hunter Harrison strikes again, just got the word he is closing the yard
in Atlanta.

Name: Billy
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 18 March 2017

King Karma;

When will the UP take over happen?

Name: Clyde
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 16 March 2017

CSx New ceo will make roughly $ 204,000.00/Day and T&E needs to take pay
cuts?

Name: Ben Dover
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 16 March 2017

http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/business/canadian-pacific-railway-cuts-exec-perks-changes-compensation-after-criticism-416346384.html

Interesting! All shareholders should pay close attention to this
before they vote.

Name: UP EMPLOYEES
E-mail: 
Employed as: Yard Master, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 15 March 2017

The Shake UP Is Near Before Hunter Gets Here In A Year That Is Near...
Because management is inept and simply incompetent.

Precision Railroading Is Simply: Jumping on a train without any 
delays, not running thirty trains out of a terminal with only one
driver to transport crews.

Expect that a severe Shake-UP will happen once Harrison's name is
mentioned for a Takeover-Of-The-UP....And when that happens, the stock
will double just like it did for us here at CSX!

King Karma

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 15 March 2017

we here in the yard have been told, you will be ready to work as soon as
your shift begins. if your yard jobs starts at 1500 you will be ready to
walk out to your power at 1500. if its snowing outside , you will have
your anti slip spike boots on at 1500 and they are implying that they
want you putting your boots on , your vest on and safety glasses on at
home and being ready to work at your on duty time. and if you are not
ready you better have a answer for them why you are not dressed and
ready. only acceptable answers will be getting bulletins, getting job
briefing , or waiting on power. so if its 1505 and you don't have your
boots on you will be written up . you drinking a coffee and eating a
doughnut at 1503... bam written up......saying hello to a co worker you
haven't seen in a while and bam...... write up. so now you can get on
and off moving equipment and not get in trouble, but not have on YOUR
csx safety gear on and ready to go 2 minutes after you star time
BAM........... WRITTEN UP!!!!!!!!!

Name: Pay Cuts Coming Wimps
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 14 March 2017

Just in:

Head Hunter wants to renegotiate your Collective Bargaining Agreement,
reduce corporate salaries by 40%, and place all employees on 
TrumpCare, at the expense of all employees without any future credits
of employer contributions.
All those cuts alone with essentially pay his three hundred million
dollar ($300,000,000.00) salary for the next three years.

And you all are squabbling over a few dollars in denied claims!

PRICELESS!

Name: Me
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 12 March 2017

Lots of CSX managers are really sweating it right now. There are good
managers and I wish them well, but as for the POS managers, I hope you
soon find yourself without a job and lose everything you have.  Karma
is a Bitch ass wipes. I don't know how many good employees iv'e saw
walked out the door for chickenshit failures. As for most of you
Managers at Avon, I hope you either get fired or exercise your
seniority and get some of what you been dishing out for so long.

Name: RE; Jim Jones
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for N/A
Posted: 11 March 2017

Re; Jim Jones:

Per your concerns, one would say: Where is your union? And then a
Corporate Officer would say: A corrupt union officer is the lowest scum
on earth! They will sell out there mother just to get a paid weekend
off. And then a Rail Ceo would say: Corrupt union officers are easy to
find as long as we wave a twenty dollar bill at them, they will keep
throwing away claims and continue looking the other way!

No one is forcing anyone to work, so leave. Mr. Harrison has plans for
the new hires!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 11 March 2017

I'm being recalled from furlough , should I come back or keep my 8 to 4
pm job. Is hunter going to cut more conductors off , what should I do
????

Name: Lateral Motions 
E-mail: claims@csx.com
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 11 March 2017

Mr. (BNSF or UP) Doerr...Thanks for the information on your lateral
motion claims.
It was very helpful in establishing claims at our Local Union Meeting.

Name: CSX/UP MERGER
E-mail: hharris@csx.com
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 11 March 2017

UP MANAGEMENT:

WHILE YOU WERE SLEEPING AT THE WHEELS,CSX MANAGEMENT IS COMING AFTER
YOU. START MAKING THIS A SMOOTH TRANSITION AND ELIMINATE 7000
POSITIONS, INCLUDING 6000 OF YOUR WORTHLESS MANAGERS!
WE ALSO NEED TO KNOW YOUR PAYMENTS TO UNION OFFICERS WHO ARE PAID FOR 
(NO SHOW) SAFETY MEETINGS.
UNTIL THEN, WE ARE COMING AFTER YOU!

CSX PACIFIC RAILROAD

Name: OUCH!!!!!
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 09 March 2017

NEWS FLASH!


Its already started.  The rath of the great white HUNTER has already
started.  Avon hump crews are already following one of his orders that 
ALL CUTS WITH BE CUT OFF ONE CAR AT A TIME.!  Doesn't matter if a block
of 3 cars are going to the same place, each car will be cut off
individually.  Now I don't know about you but it sounds like someone
might end up getting carpal tunnel of the elbow! Can you image standing
on a hump for 8 hours pulling cut levers on 110 car trains going over
the hill. 
He also has put the order out that 8 hours on a local or yard job is 8
HOURS PERIOD!!!  You cant bust your arss anymore and get the car count
that Jacksonville has always required so you can get done a little
early or take just a few more minutes for lunch. If you are on an 8
hour job your butt better be there 8 hours. You actually get your local
work done early and get back to the yard if you got any time left your
going to be put to work in the yard.  Your on a relief dog catch crew
and you drag in a couple trains and got time left you will sit on your
butt for the remainder of the time or the TM will find you any crap
they can think of to keep you moving around for no less than 8 hours. 

Interesting to see how they rape and violate long pool crews coming in
as a J JOB or dog catching job out of the hotel. You sit in the hotel
for 15 hours and they decide to dead head you home because there are
too many crews there the chief will put you on a relief crew ticket and
make you work for 12 hours. There is no such thing as an 8 hour job on
trip rated long pool hauls. No assigned start and end times for these
pool. You get put on a dog catching ticket they are going to run you
into the ground for 12 hours. If there is nothing to drag in on your
way home in the wagon you will be put to work when you get to the yard.
3-4 hour wagon ride then a J JOB dog for no less than 4... Its coming!
If your pool is being used as an extra board all the time get ready to
get your eyes screwed out. 
So get ready to buy some new boots and FOR GOD SAKES START FILLING
THOSE CLAIMS FOR ALL THE TICKETS THE CHIEF GIVES YOU AND PAYROLL
COMBINES THEM AND TAKES THEM BACK!  YOU THINK YOUR GET A SCREWING NOW
YOU HAVENT SEEN ANYTHING YET!

Name: Chad Wilbourn
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 09 March 2017

Hey guys.  That 300 million you are paying Hunter is way too much.  I'd
screw up your railroad for a fraction of that.  I come cheaper because I
bought my degree from a diploma mill.  Hunter cut off 1000 workers
before he even started.  That's pretty good, but I'd also cut off any
tuition assistance cause that's a waste.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 09 March 2017

Hello Me:
            Hunter is older, but he is ALSO in poor shape. A man in his
wealth class can afford overkill in medical care. Still, he is rumored
to have had pneumonia, breathing problems, is on oxygen, and other
issues. Investors are very concerned that he will not live to complete
his "mission" at CSX to totally revise the company and become the
greatest RR president in US history.

Name: Me
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 08 March 2017

He's 72 years old. I'm hoping he dies sooner than later.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 07 March 2017

Setser.  Hard to look at him & not be reminded of Alfred E. Newman of
MAD magazine fame. "What, me worry?".

Name: HasBeen
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 06 March 2017

It's Official now!!!! Just when you thought it couldn't get any
worse!!!

Name: EX LC
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 06 March 2017

Titan

It's my guess you are referring to Bill Setser. He will be heading up
the Northern Region.  What you stated about his chop and fire mentality
has been confirmed as true.  Several supervisors who worked with him
have confirmed he did in fact make it well known that if they weren't
in the fields finding someone to fire they weren't trying hard enough
and were not doing their jobs.  If you can confirm any more factual
information in regards to his lack of ethical reasoning it would be in
the best interest of everyone to be made aware of his actions.  Some
may argue your post does not belong in the safety forum but they could
not be more wrong. When someone new comes to town and takes control
they ALWAYS COME ON FULL FORCE TO MAKE SURE EVERY ONE OF THIER LINE
STAFF UNDERSTAND EXACTLY WHAT KIND OF POWER THEY HAVE! There will be
pressure on the supervisors to show their ability to follow his wishes.
If he is testing them to see which ones can cut the mustard and have the
back bone to fire workers in the field without hesitation they will all
be head hunting without any regards to the rules. This is going to
cause a frenzy in the field and create serious moral problems and
hostile work environment. This in turn creates an unsafe working
environment.  Follow the rules to a tee.  Do not make a single move if
you are in doubt of the exact rule governing the job. We all know the
supervisors have a history of twisting and turning the rules to favor a
failure if they need one bad enough. It has always been this way and
will never change. Do not be afraid to pull your rules book out and
argue the fact if you are wrongly charged. There are major changes
coming to the company and a lot of new heads of state taking over. With
new operation changes and changing of seats there will be pressure out
in the fields. Do your best to follow all rules IN WRITING and contact
your local chairman and General Chairman of all NEW VERBAL RULE CHANGES
the supervisors quote to you as a new rule that has never been put in
writing.

Name: Goofy clown 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 1-10 years
Posted: 05 March 2017

Dear Colleagues,

Strong leadership on the Operations team is critically important as we
work to deliver greater efficiency and regain our industry leadership
position. To guide Operations through this transition effectively, I am
announcing changes to my senior leadership team. These are individuals
in whom I have the utmost confidence based on their deep experience,
passion for our business and unwavering commitment to CSX. Together,
they will help us continue to expedite our advancements in safety,
service and efficiency.

These leadership changes reflect our stated intention to reorganize our
operations around the primary and local networks to improve efficiency
and service to our customers. The leaders will report to me, unless
otherwise indicated. Effective immediately:

Mike Pendergrass will continue to serve as Chief Transportation
Officer, leading the implementation of our network segmentation
strategy. Reporting to Mike are:
·         Jermaine Swafford, who is appointed vice president of
Transportation, with responsibility for our Primary Network;
·         Gery Williams, who is appointed to the newly created position
of vice president of the Local Network, with responsibility for helping
us further improve first-mile, last-mile service to our customers; and
·         Bob Frulla, who will have expanded responsibility as vice
president of Network Operations, with oversight of Customer Service,
Passenger Operations and PTC.
The corridor structure will be further supported by the leadership of
Larry Koster, who will serve as General Manager of the Eastern
Corridor, headquartered in Florence, S.C.; David Hamby, who will serve
as General Manager of the Central Corridor, headquartered in Atlanta,
Ga.; and Bill Setser, who will serve as General Manager of the Northern
Corridor, headquartered in Indianapolis, Ind. Larry, David and Bill will
report to Jermaine.

Brian Barr is promoted to vice president of Mechanical, in recognition
of his strong performance as chief mechanical officer for the Southern
Region.

John Bradley is appointed vice president of Service Design, having
previously served as vice president of Southern Region Transportation.
The Car Management and Process Excellence teams will now report to
John.

Rod Logan is appointed assistant vice president of Safety, responsible
for further strengthening our focus and performance in this critical
area.

Ricky Johnson will remain as vice president of Engineering, with
expanded responsibility to include oversight of our Highly Automated
Railroad initiatives.

Mike Smith, Jim Marks and John Hart are retiring. Mike, Jim and John
have made important contributions to CSX during their many years of
service, for which we are immensely grateful. We wish them equal
success in their future endeavors.

The Operations leaders will work together over the coming weeks to
finalize their reporting structures. Please join me in supporting them
as they take on new responsibilities and help us safely and reliably
serve our customers and our nation’s economy.

Sincerely,

Cindy Sanborn

Name: Fed up
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 05 March 2017

Why don't you Robert Pines followers stop wasting space on here by
complaining about stuff that doesn't matter. You faggots need help.
Grow some balls and stop hiding behind a computer screen and do
something about it. You mom and dad raised a coward. Stick Robert Pines
up your butt..

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 05 March 2017

Hunter is the real deal, he makes money, and with out that there is no
sugar to suck off. Point your finger any direction, however if you are
a slacker---you be gone. The sad part is those that leave are based on
the Union Sonority and they are the worst to keep. let the good one's
go and keep the sludge. That my friend is what a union does to every
young person that works for the railroad.

Name: Shareholder
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 01 March 2017

Much complaining, groaning & moaning from employees during the 
Ward regime. Look out now. Is best to be careful what you wish for.

Name: Me
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 01 March 2017

I sure hope Hunter Harrison fires some of these incompetent Diversity
Hires they have acquired over the years.  Maybe the new CSX will hire
and promote managers based on qualifications and ability rather that
trying to win some type of EEOC award to hang on the wall.

Name: TRUMP AMERICA
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 24 February 2017

MAKE RAIL WAGES GREAT AGAIN!

But first, we must DRAIN THE SWAMP and fire our corrupt union bosses!

They complain about how much we lost, but their signatures is on every
lousy agreement shoved down our throats!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 22 February 2017

well, the latest on TV was flash news that CSX is eliminating 1,000
management jobs. And, IIRC, yardmaster positions have disappeared on
many other railroads, and may soon disappear on CSX, to be replaced by
MYO - manager yardmasters. If you can finish a degree, gain a skill, or
get a license remember that there is NO secure RR job.

Name: Safety First
E-mail: rodoerr@bnsf.com
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 22 February 2017

EXCESSIVE LATERAL MOTION SYMPTOMS & CASUALTY MANAGEMENT CLAIMS:

Union Pacific and few other Class I encourages all employees to
recognized the symptoms from excessive lateral motion traumas.

The following is for your information and guidance for lateral motion
symptoms:

DISCOMFORT
PAIN
NUMBNESS
TINGLING
BURNING
CHANGE IN COLOR OR TEMPERATURE OF SKIN

FACTORS THAT MAY BE ASSOCIATED WITH THESE SYMPTOMS INCLUDE:

INTENSE LONG-DURATION EXPOSURE TO COMBINATIONS OF FORCE AND REPETITION
DOING TASKS BEYOND YOUR PHYSICAL CAPABILITIES
EXPOSURE TO VIBRATION ABOVE MAXIMUM HEALTH GUIDELINES

PLEASE REPORT SYMPTOMS ITS TO LATE TO FILE CLAIM WITHIN THREE YEARS
OF SYMPTOMS IF THEY:

ARE PERSISTENT, SEVERE, OR WORSENING 
IF THE PAIN RADIATES THROUGH YOUR ENTIRE BODY
KEEP YOU FROM SLEEPING
IF YOU HAVE CONSTANT OR UNUSUAL SYMPTOMS, SEE YOUR DOCTOR!
SYMPTOMS REQUIRE A MEDICAL EVALUATION FOR DIAGNOSIS.

Some cumulative trauma injuries are so severe and requires extreme
medical remedies, including a Medical retirement with compensation by
the Casualty Management Department.

One should always seek a FELA attorney in order to fully understand
your options if the Casualty Management Department fail to do so.

Name: Chad Wilbourn Duhhh!
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 21 February 2017

I put in the try and become Michael Wards replacement, but the 
fake Madison University degrees I got over on the UP with that I got
off the internet just wouldn't fly with your Corporate people.

So YOU got that old ass and another old fucker from sales.


Booo hoo for me Chad wilbourn, Super homo from North Plate

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 21 February 2017

Wonder if she was Safely, Courteously & Professionally helped 
off the property without Harassment & Discrimination. If the witch
is out, probably got a nice goodbye severance package.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 21 February 2017

Our Division Manager was at depot yesterday and we are being told Cindy
Sanborn is no longer with csx.

Name: hugh jorgan
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 19 February 2017

Robert Pines for President!!

Name: Big Willy
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 19 February 2017

New CSX motto should be "Big trains, Big Problems!!" hahaha
Keep running them big, I like all the overtime and recrews.

Name: Jim Jones
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 16 February 2017

Hi, could someone please enlighten me as to your grievance procedures?
I'm from Canada and understand the processes are different.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 16 February 2017

Yep, agree - "That sanborn witch should be given a mop & bucket &
toilet cleaning supplies"....... - so as to perform the type of tasks
she's best suited for.  Add she should have to pay for the cleaning
supplies.   WTH, all company suckasses should have to do likewise.

Name: Lowell
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 16 February 2017

Cindy should work for Amtrak as a car cleaner and a toilet wiper.

That job will work for her.

Name: Oh No!! Not Amtrak
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 16 February 2017

Don't send Cindy Sanborn to Amtrak !! They have enough problems with
just trying to exist and run their own railroad.

She will ruin Amtrak just like CSXT

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 16 February 2017

That sanborn witch should be given a mop & bucket & toilet
cleaning supplies to perform the type of tasks she's best
suited for.

Name: Karma
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 16 February 2017

Heard from a CSX manager that Cindy is going to work for Amtrak, good
riddance.

Name: Former_HR
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 1-10 years
Posted: 14 February 2017

In reply to...

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 1-10 years
Posted: 05 February 2017

Just frustrated and feel like venting....
~~~~~~~~

Ma’am you have rights and deserve to be treated with respect. As
someone who once worked in HR at 500 Water Street, I can assure you
that nothing will change unless you change it. 

Go here and answer the questions https://egov.eeoc.gov/eas/ 

At the end, a form will load on the screen. Print it off. Fill it out.
Mail it in. Be brief and just use the room they give you. Let the EEOC
decide if this deserves additional attention. You can withdraw the
charge if later you regret it. And if you are worried about CSX taking
action against you as a result of filling, they will not because that
gives you another reason to file a new charge, which is a lot easier to
prove. The EEOC comes down very hard if a company attacks someone that
files a charge.

If you don’t file, which is very easy to complete, no one will ever do
anything about what you are seeing. 

I have spoken with more than 10 educated professional people that have
all witnessed or experienced EEOC violations at CSX and only one of
them filed with the EEOC. That is why you are suffering. People are
afraid to take action and so more people get hurt.
 
Help fix the problem, protect others, get the respect you deserve, file
today.

Name: WILD CAT
E-mail: johnwayne@csx.com
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 13 February 2017

This is a two day notice: 

Who's brave enough to stay home Wednesday?

This is the only leverage you have without a corrupt union officer!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 08 February 2017

The elections for the Smart\UTU Legislative positions for local & state
were held just last year so it'll be 2-3 yrs. before another.
However, should there be a vacancy due to resignation, retirement, et
al, an election would need to be held prior to that.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years
Posted: 06 February 2017

Well,
If all that's true how's come you've stuck with it and haven't
filed a lawsuit(s)?  Must be something in/on your agenda.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 1-10 years
Posted: 05 February 2017

Just frustrated and feel like venting....

Started in the field as a young woman then came to HQ still as a young
woman. As a woman I  can tell you that stereotypes around sexual
harassment at this company are so backwards.  People in headquarters
and far away from the field assume that sexual-harassment is all the
norm if you're a young woman working in the field.  However I can
attest to the fact that it is quite the opposite.  The further removed
I get from the field the worst of sexual harassment becomes.

  Honestly I have always worked in management of the company and never
experienced any sexual harassment in the field,  it wasn't until I
started working in headquarters that it started occurring. The "good
old boys"  Club is alive and well here and about as stereo typical as
you can get .  White males in their 40s to 50s deciding who moves and
when and where and how throughout the company .  God forbid somebody
makes a sexual advance towards you and you politely decline-  that's
all they need to put you on their "**** list."

  And it always occurs from the men who were never in the field, the
man who only ever worked banker hours and had to do little to get ahead
other than being friends with the right person at the right time .  I
literally grew up in this company and come from a long line of
railroaders three generation strong ,  I stayed away from attempting to
work in this industry for a long time because of my family strong
history of leadership within it .  I was worried that that would be
held against me, but now I see that my gender is worse than anything . 


  I've tried to do everything the men in my family did to get a good
reputation I started in the field,  I worked 24 hours a day seven days
a week,  I missed out on so much time of seeing my young son grow up , 
and all I have to show for it is  A dead end position that I'm kept in
just to keep me submissive to a chain of leadership that thinks they
know what's best without consulting anyone outside of themselves .

 And speaking of this leadership ,   There are some good ones I can
attest to that for sure but they are few and far in between
unfortunately.  The culture here has morphed into one where we are only
looking to get ahead for ourselves and we don't care about the
long-term success of the company or its employees .  When I was growing
up I felt like doing what was best for the company was the major reason
why people made certain desicions.  Sure no one is going to be able to
make a decision that makes every employee of a company happy,  but at
least I felt like that with this decisions were being made for the good
of majority both field and management employees . 

 I get it this industry has a long history of doing bad things to good
people ,  but at least in those times everybody was upfront about it . 
Now we just turn a blind eye and pretend like we don't see what is
going on .   I've worked at high-levels  of other male dominated
industries and moved ahead quickly at a young age and can honestly tell
you I've never experienced such long term blatant harassment like I
have experienced since I've  been in the most "progressive""
department our headquarters has the offer .

Ok- back to the super bowl...

Name: Karma
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 03 February 2017

Very disappointing to hear my State Legislative Rep. for the UTU is
inquiring into CSX management jobs, guess he needs a back-up plan in
case he doesn't get re-elected to his 6-figure do-nothing job, as he
doesn't want to run a engine ever again.  This man has many faces, you
have to look no further than his Facebook page to see who he is friends
with.  Says a lot about his moral character, preach the Union
Brotherhood at the state house and union meetings, yet making a backup
plan to take a CSX mgmt. position.

Name: Mitch Combs
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 02 February 2017

For Watchdog,

(Retired 33 years from RR service here, so I do have a say).

When a human being gets hurt/injured or worse cut/smashed into a bloody
corpse...IT IS A BIG DEAL!  Do not downplay that fact.

Name: watchdog
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 01 February 2017

Posters

Well it looks like our pines/imposter has managed to take control of
the site again. Drawing everyone's attention away from the important
topics at hand. If you are a regular poster on this site or have been a
visitor of it, you know the pines character goes back over 14 years.
Maybe longer. Cant say if he started the recent mess with posting the
incident about the unfortunate van accident but he/it has kept the ball
rolling.  There is a car hit in this country everyday by someone who is
either an idiot, tired or lazy or the unfortunate 
victim of bad view from vegetation, buildings, or improperly maintained
crossing equipment. There is also a car crash everyday due to the same
damn things.  Now, we must ask ourselves why has he decided to continue
this rant. Our guess is he is either off his medication, bored or he is
really the company mole who is paid to come to this site and disrupt
all discussions of topics that have the powers to be in Jacksonville
twisting in their seats.  

So lets take the time to put away Mr. pines rants for the moment and
focus on what is happening in and around our yards!
It may not be long before you have a new Sherriff in the CEO seat and
thing will be seriously changing. If you have not googled Hunter
Harrison then we suggest you do. Read his history, Read his ideas and
strategies. He will get a seat on the board of directors if not CEO. He
WILL be an influence. The supervisors are not protected. They are just
as vulnerable and expendable. They know this. Your unions better be
doing their homework. If there is a change of power you will finally
see what your unions are made of. Reducing the work force means
reducing their income or doubling your dues.

Name: jason wilkerson
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 01 February 2017

anybody need their grass cut?  i'm looking for a job.

Name: Keith Freeman
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 10-20 years
Posted: 31 January 2017

WITNESS TO AND NEEDS TO BE RE-POSTED TO KEEP THE FAITH.

Name:
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 12 December 2012

After serving as FRA Railroad Safety Inspector (Motive Power and
Equipment) for just over 34 years, I have retired. My decision to
retire was made on March 16, 2012, after being bullied and stalked on
and outside of railroad property by CSX Transportation Toledo Terminal
Superintendent Rob Burkett and  CSX Transportation Toledo Terminal
Trainmaster Lennon Givens, with FRA Region 2 Administrator Brian Hontz
and FRA Region 2 Deputy Administrator Larry Kish refusing to take any
kind of action. 

On the night of March 15, 2012, at the CSX Transportation Stanley
Yard,
near Toledo, Ohio, CSX Transportation Toledo Terminal Superintendent
Rob
Burkett and CSX Transportation Toledo Terminal Trainmaster Lennon
Givens
began following very closely behind my GSA vehicle. It was clear to me
that I was being bullied and stalked by those individuals. Because I
did not want that harassment to continue, I left the railroad
property.
However, Burkett and Givens continued to follow me in Burkett's
personal vehicle. After I made several turns and drove more than two
miles they finally turned away. CSX Mechanical Operations employees at
Stanley Yard are very aware of how CSX Transportation managers
attempted to intimidate me. I was told that one of those managers was
even bragging how the FRA Inspector (me) was run off the property on
March 15, 2012. 
FRA Region 2 Deputy Administrator Larry Kish told me that he would not
defend me. During a previous phone conversation, CSX Superintendent
Rob
Burkett had repeatedly accused me of taking pleasure in delaying his
trains. I assured him that it was the FRA non-complying conditions
that
were delaying his trains, and if those trains had been FRA compliant,
they would not have been delayed.

On March 28, 2012, at approximately 11 p.m., CSX Transportation Toledo
Terminal Trainmaster Lennon Givens again followed me out of the CSX
Transportation Stanley Yard. After driving about two miles and making
several turns, I entered the Lake Township Police Department parking
lot. Givens then pulled to the side of the road and waited for me.
Because the Lake Township Police were out on patrol, I called 911 to
report that I was being stalked. When officers arrived, I explained
how
Givens had been stalking me, and also how CSX Transportation Toledo
Terminal Superintendent Rob Burkett and Givens had stalked me on the
night of March 15, 2012. I then learned that that activity on the part
of CSX managers was in no uncertain terms, illegal. I told the police
officers that Burkett and Givens have been attempting to intimidate me
an effort to shield their FRA non-compliant outbound trains from my
inspection and the resultant delays caused by the serious defects that
I regularly discover. The police officers then took my statement and
asked where they could find Givens. I told them that his office was in
the newly constructed CSX Administration Building at Walbridge, Ohio.
I
also had an eye witness to the stalking and gave the police officers
the
name of that witness. Then, being extremely upset and nervous, I
decided
that I should just go home. A police report is available at the Lake
Township Police Department, 27975 Cummings Road, Millbury, OH 43447
(419) 838-6651.

On March 29, 2012, I sent an e-mail to FRA Region 2 managers and to my
AFGE union officials describing what had occurred the night before.
FRA
Region 2 Deputy Administrator Larry Kish again phoned me to discuss
the
matter. This time he did not say that he could not defend me, but did
not say that he would either.

When I was bullied and stalked by CSX Transportation Toledo Terminal
Superintendent Rob Burkett and  CSX Terminal Trainmaster Lennon Givens
on March 15 and 28, 2012, I believe that a Federal crime was
committed.
On those two days, serious attempts were made to intimidate a federal
law enforcement official in the performance of his official duties.
FRA
Region 2 managers should have immediately contacted the U.S. Marshals,
but instead went to CSX Transportation with hat-in-hand.

During the last few years, I discovered hundreds of freight cars with
ineffective air brakes and other FRA non-complying conditions that
were
prepared for departure in outbound trains at the CSX Transportation
Stanley and Lake Front Yards near Toledo, Ohio. And I documented most
of those defects with photographs. Had I not taken exception to those
FRA non-complying freight cars, they would have departed without being
repaired.

I believe that FRA management is beginning to cater to the desires of
the railroads. They have not told FRA inspectors to back off, but they
have been telling them to alter their inspection procedures. At a
recent staff meeting, FRA Region 2 Administrator Brian Hontz told us
that we would be operating in a new manner. A further statement from
Hontz indicated to me that railroad operational desires will be
honored
ahead of regulatory enforcement.

Prior to my retirement, I was also told that we should do fewer
outbound train inspections and more inbound inspections. Railroads
love
inbound train inspections because they don't cause outbound train
delays. However, inbound train inspections do not give a clear picture
of how the outbound trains will look after they are classified,
inspected and given a class I brake test-initial terminal inspection.
Only outbound inspections can verify that all freight cars have
effective air brakes, secure safety appliances and components that
will
not cause enroute derailments. Also, enforcement action can only be
taken after the railroad inspections have been completed and the
trains
are ready to depart. Again, if railroads comply with FRA regulations,
they will not experience delayed train departures account of FRA
inspections.

I was a dedicated Railroad Safety Inspector for 34 years, and never
received less than a Meritorious performance rating. In fact, most of
my ratings were Distinguished. Also, the accident, complaint,
inspection and violation reports I submitted will verify my dedication
to railroad safety, and to the oath I took back in 1978. I always
treated railroad employees in the manner that I would have wished to
be
treated. The only railroad employees that were offended were the
managers that believed on time train departures were more important
than dispatching safe and FRA compliant trains. 

By not providing proper railroad safety oversight, I believe that FRA
may be going down the same road that the Mine Safety and Health
Administration did a few years ago. Several coal miners lost their
lives due to that lack of oversight. It seems likely that MSHA started
catering to the wishes of mine owners rather than the safety of the
miners. And it seems to me that FRA is now catering to the wishes of
the railroads. Railroads are now operating with fewer employees and
expecting the same amount of work from them. One person remote control
locomotive assignments are a good example. Those employees are
expected
to accomplish the same amount of work as was previously done by two or
three employees. On several occasions, those employees have told me
that in order to accomplish the work assigned to them, they are forced
to disregard FRA and railroad safety rules. I have also been told that
their managers place a target on their backs if they do try to follow
all of the rules and consequently can't finish the work that was
assigned to them. And if they get caught breaking a rule, they are
usually disciplined and sometimes terminated. From the discussions I
have had with engineers and trainmen, work morale is very bad.
Yardmasters have also complained to me about how they are treated and
talked to by the trainmasters they work for. Unfortunately, those in
FRA Headquarters and Regional offices don't seem to realize what
really goes on in railroad yards. They seem to believe that the
employees are always responsible for injuries and accidents, and that
the railroads are doing all they can to prevent those occurrences.
Yes,
employees are often at fault when injuries and accidents occur, but
the
pressure railroads place on them for production and the movement of
trains is also part of the equation. And, placing profits ahead of
expenditures for safety improvements, including equipment and track
repairs, also enters into that equation. These problems have existed
since the first rails were laid, and is why the FRA Office of Safety
exists today. Unfortunately the FRA Office of Safety now seems to be
catering to the railroads' desire for production, movement of trains
and profits, instead of enforcing safety regulations to protect
railroad employees and the general public.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 29 January 2017

Reviewing recent comments about E. Hunter Harrison here, note the
following corrections should be made:
a. EHH is thinking of working at CSX, not at the UP.
b. EHH son is NOT replacing him as pres. of CP, a guy off BN is.
c. The key time is the board meeting this spring.
d. Cindy should be gone real soon now, but perhaps hold until June.
e. M. Ward will be gone by June.
f. EHH will be the new top dog.
g. Whatever new plans in works currently may NOT be the plan several
months from now.
h. This may still lead to suburban Chicago, on the wind swept prairie.
i. The guy from Pershing Square Associates, Bill Ackman, is NOT the
investment consortium backing this project.
j. good bye Calumet, hello Schaumberg??
k. Boca Raton and metropolitan Chicago (not O'Hare) have ample
airfields w/24 ops, lights, everything set up for corporate all weather
ops. O'Hare is good but they don't like corporate and there are soo
many nice strips all set up, as long as the pilot understands the mess
in that TCA.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 29 January 2017

Well LC,
Why don't you LCs & the Local LRs get cracking?
Union reps are supposed to have even more backing than the average
member account they're just doing what they're elected to do.

Name: Oh Yeah
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 29 January 2017

LC (Joe)
  
    Dropping his name on here or calling the ethics hotline and the FRA
will get the same reaction from the Trainmaster.  The anti-retaliation
policy doesn't apply to mgmt.

Name: LC
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 29 January 2017

Concerned

I am all for whistleblowing and doing what is right, but using a
trainmasters name means that all local crews that use the on board
under his jurisdiction will most likely we watched like a hawk in order
for retaliation to be dispensed. The TM will not be able to identify who
brought the unethical behavior forward so crews will most likely be
drilled and failures give to all to make sure the message is sent. DO
NOT DISCUSS THE FACT THAT THE POST WAS ON HERE AND BY WHOM.

Name: Report that TM
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 28 January 2017

Hey you!!

Yes that is a clear violation of the HOS act.

Report his ass to the FRA and any other RR official

Don't let that crap slide.....


Have a good weekend and stay safe and smart.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years
Posted: 28 January 2017

Concerned,
Regarding the hours of service question: 
After you've completed the OBWO device work, can you complete the
electronic "time ticket"? Or must you do a quick tie-up and then have
to complete your hours of service reporting when you next report for
duty?   That's your 1st clue concerning handling electronic devices
after your 12 hrs. has expired. 
How much time do you mean?  Couple minutes or an hour or so? 
TM Fister should be made to read & fully understand Title 49 CFR Part
228 in it's entirety.
You people, your unions, need to get all this reported to the FRA-have
that outfit make a determination on how this should be handled.

Name: concerned
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 28 January 2017

FRA INSPECTOR

When I was first hired we were told in training class that we were not
supposed to stay after work when we were outlawed to complete the on
board for the company. This electronic devise reports the work that we
SUPPOSIDLY DO to the billing department for CSX. We have a
trainmaster(Fister) who has been making us stay and report work after
we outlaw.  I was told it was their responsibility to complete this. He
says since it is not actually doing train work so we can. We get
overtime while we stay and complete the thing so some dont care about
it, but if its a violation of hours of service I dont want to get
caught up in this mess. Whats the rule on this. How about reporting
that you have pulled cars from an industry which you know you haven't
just to get it to billing. If we go back to get the cars the next day
and they derail all over the place and its enough damage to be
reportable to the FRA will we be charged for lying on the onboard. What
if the car needs to be shopped for repairs and the commodity isn't
delivered in time and csx charges the customer for work we never did?
We are being made do this as well but I bet your bottom dollar the TM
will NEVER admit he told us to do this.  What would you do about this? 
Im not the only one starting to get concerned about this! Why doesn't
CSX pay better attention to this stuff going on or are they just in it
up to their knees! Do they harass the supervisors to get customer
serviced on time just so they can get that service star award? Whats
the big deal with this award anyway. Do they get grants or money for
the award?

Name: cheated
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 26 January 2017

Conductor 30

That's real easy to say not to step up or volunteer. Doesn't do a
damn bit of good when a tm comes up to you after you been gone at the
hotel for 48 stinking hours and you come in on a train after 10 hours
on duty and they grab you and ask if you can go drag a train in then
when you say no I am tired and want to go home they say " WELL WE
REALLY DONT HAVE ANYONE ELSE RIGHT NOW SO IM GOING TO ASK YOU AGAIN! 
WHAT THE FUCK DO YOU SAY. HUH? We said no again then we were order to
do it or be charged with insubordination. Then they stand there and lie
through their teeth and say you will be paid another ticket and the pay
roll takes it back and says you weren't entitled to be paid for the
extra work.  WE ARE SICK OF THIS SHIT. WE ARE SICK OF OUR YELLOW BACK
UNIONS LETTING THIS HAPPEN EVERY SINGLE STINKING DAY TO THE CREWS. I
AGREE WITH LEGAL. MAKE THEIR LIVES MISERABLE AT NO COST! REPORT EVERY
LAW THEY BREAK. NOTIFY THE PRESS. WHO GIVES A SHIT ANYMORE!

Name: PRESIDENT TRUMP
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 26 January 2017

We are a week in President Trump's term...and already he has
demonstrated how incompetent our union leaders are and above all, how
corrupt our politicians are! With a simple demand to Corporate America
under the threat of tariffs to companies who decides to move their
manufacturing base to Mexico under the disguise of Free Trade.
Free Trade was not designed to destroy your owned country, and by doing
so, move your manufacturing base to Mexico or another country, and sell
the products to the country where the factories were shut down.

Plain and simple economics and plain and simple courage by President
Trump to tell it like it is!

Name: Legal
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 26 January 2017

Loyd

Everything you posted was 100% correct. What you did not post was the
fact that the members do not need the union to start a chain reaction
of worry within the companies upper management. What the members fail
to understand is the power they have in reporting constant violations
of federal and state laws. We received a call a few days ago from a
concerned crew member who was being forced to violate FRA laws and
regulations and wanted to know what to do. He was advised to
immediately call the appropriate FRA representative and file a
complaint. His first comment was one of fear of retaliation. He was
them asked why did he bother to call if he wasn't going to take the
advise and if he expected us to call that wasn't going to happen. He
was the one in the situation and knew what was happening.

People, if you know your unions are worthless and possibly bought under
the table then it is your responsibility to take control of your
situation. The carrier can easily violate your union agreement. If you
have not figured that out yet then your in for a long miserable haul
working for the railroad.
The carrier CAN NOT break state and federal laws. Yes, they do on a
daily basis but it is up to you to report these violations and to send
a message to the company that you mean business. If your rights are
violated on a daily basis then the state and federal regulators should
know when are being violated as well. This is not a fair game that the
railroads are playing and you can not expect to play fair and make a
difference. It doesn't work that way. 
Take a stance and do what is right. Report all violations and demand
fair play and treatment for yourself and your state and federal
regulators,

Name: James Kia
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 26 January 2017

Strike?  Ya sure.  We cant even ban together and all markoff for a day
or two and shut it down much less strike.  Too many guys in way over
their heads financially.  Cant afford to miss a day much less strike. 
Will NEVER happen.  Next idea?

Name: Lloyd
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for 20-30 years
Posted: 25 January 2017

First of all I want to say that it has been quite some time since I've
had anything to post here because well, it really doesn't seem to make
much of  a difference.  Now it is a great place to vent and I appreciate
the people who run this website but comments mostly fall on deaf ears. 


Now, where was I?  Here we are in 2017 and things have gone from not so
good, to pretty bad, horrible, and almost unbearable.  And before you
think about getting on here and telling me to stop bitching just save
your fingers from exercise because I'm not writing on your behalf. 
I'm writing to sympathize and to get other input from employees who
are sick of being treated like we are lower than rat droppings.  

We are, or should all be, at a junction where we have to make a choice.
 We as union members have to decide if we're finally going to stand up
to these blood sucking class 1 railroads with or without the backing of
our unions.  If your attitude has always been that we cannot strike you
need to rethink where you want to be in 10 to 20 years.  How will your
quality of life be?  What kind of job will you be able to hold then? 
Will you be by yourself on that engine?  Will a computer eventually
replace you if you are the only one left on that engine?  How will
management treat you without a powerful union?  How powerful will your
union be if they get rid of 30 to 50 percent more of the work force? 
Will you even have a union then?  How much worse can the availability
policy get?  Will FMLA be available for you then or will these
companies use it against you?  

Seriously.  Ask yourself these questions fellow union members.  If you
can accept things the way they are then I guess you like being
manipulated and treated like a modern day slave.  The only difference
is maybe you get okay benefits and a decent wage just to feed back to
the system itself.  What is happening right now is NOT okay.  And if
you think it is maybe YOU are the problem.  

Now we've got maybe ONE opportunity to make things better for
ourselves.  I hope you do the right thing if you get the chance.

Name: na
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 21 January 2017

LC

Nice catch in the ethics policy. Im going to sit down and read mine a
little closer now. see what else I can find that supervisors are
violating.

Name: UP LASU CON
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 21 January 2017

TO ALL YOU DON'T HAVE TO AND READ THIS;

STAY THE FU8K OUT OF DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES.


GOING ON  HIGH ALERT LIKE.


HIGH URBAN THREAT AREA......


ANTI -DONALD DUCK PROTESTORS ALL OVER THE PLACE...


BARBARA STREISAND AND HER GOT NOTHING TO GUILTY OF QUEER BAND

ALONG WITH JAMIE LEE CURTIS AND OTHER HOLYWOOD ELITE ALL OVER THE

PLACE PROTESTING PRESIDENT DONALD DUCK AND HIS MICKEY MOUSE CRUSADE.


GAWD...I HOPE NCCC GET'S FUCKED BY A GOOD RAILROAD STIKE THIS YEAR....

Name: LC
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 20 January 2017

ME

The post was not from Adam. Wrong assumption. Not sure he would
appreciate his name being posted on this site. Sure you meant no harm.
Now a little education for you and other posters.

As for your comment to sick, posting on this site that the CMC managers
are being put on notice is the perfect thing to do. If you have not read
any post on this site before, the FRA as well as an appointed team for
the lawyers of CSX reads this site every day. It is a blatant violation
for a crew caller to call someone in the manner that "SICK" has
pointed out when the crew managers are well aware that this topic is
covered in the SSA and is written in black and white. There is NO GRAY
AREA! The excuse they are using now is that the IVR is violating the
rule. It is set up to automatically run the rosters and anyone in AO
status will get automatically called in the window between 2201 and
0000. NO EXCUSE!!
They are responsible for the programing of the IVR system. They have
been using this as an excuse since they were down sized and jobs were
replaced by the machine. 
If you having issues with anyone in CSX and need to point out the
problems do not hesitate to post your notice to them on this site. 
It is a fact that TM, RF and other supervisors visit this site on a
regular basis and have been heard very frequently discussing the topics
posted on here. Therefore they can not say they are not aware of
situations that are taking place and therefore they are turning a blind
eye. Yes, they do nothing about what they read but that puts them at
fault according to the ethics policy.

You should have received a copy of the code of ethics in the mail. Read
page 38 covering social media. Read the first line of the last
paragraph!

IF YOU SEE SOMETHING POSTED THAT COULD BE POTENTIALLY HARMFUL TO CSX,
REPORT IT IMMEDIATELY! The csx group who is assigned to monitor this
site regularly is NOT EXEMPT from this policy! Actions such as those
that are occurring within the CMC could easily be seen as an attempt to
create hostility.

Name: Me
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 20 January 2017

SickOf CM,

   I'll bet those CMC callers and Managers are afraid to call anyone
now since you "Put them on Notice". Damnit man. I wish you wouldn't
have done that, they are all trembling in their shoes now and will be
afraid to call anyone for work.  

   Seriously dude, do you really think a crew caller or CMC Manager
gives two big shits about being turned in to the Ethics Hotline for
running the roster. You apparently have a very high opinion of yourself
to think that your gonna make a difference. Who do you think reviews the
cases called into the Ethics Hotline? It damned sure isn't a neutral
party that makes decisions that are Labor friendly.

Name: Me
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 20 January 2017

LC (Adam),
   Thanks for the info on the performance bonus.

Name: LC
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 20 January 2017

ALL ENGINEERS

Official notice came in today. The Engineers bonus will be figured at
100% and will be payable on February 22nd. There have been rumors
floating around that some in upper management have been claiming they
were getting a 125% bonus. These are just rumors and nothing has been
clarified. However it does not matter. The contractual bonus agreement
states that the bargaining unit will not request an audit or review of
the corporate books to determine if your percentage is being figured
fairly.

Name: sickof CM
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 20 January 2017

CREW MANAGERS!!!!



ARTICLE 40(NEW LANGUAGE) OF THE SSA FOR ENGINEERS STATES VERY
CLEARLY......

IN NO EVENT WILL AND ENGINEER BE REQUIRED TO ACCEPT AN ASSIGNMENT THAT
GOES ON DUTY AFTER 2000 HOURS ON THE DAY PRIOR TO HIS SCHEDULED TIME
OFF. 

ITS ABOUT TIME YOU STOPPED ORDERING YOUR CREW CALLERS TO CALL ANY
ENGINEER AFTER 2000 AND DISRUPT OUR QUALITY TIME AT HOME THAT MICHAEL
WARD CLAIMS HE IS SO CONCERNED THAT WE HAVE. 
WE ARE ALL SICK OF HEARING THE SAME LAME EXCUSE THAT YOU HAVED NEW
PEOPLE IN THE OFFICE WHO DONT KNOW THE AGREEMENT.
YOU HAVE USED THIS OUTRIGHT LIE FOR SO LONG ITS NOT EVEN LAUGHABLE
ANYMORE.
THEREFORE YOU ARE BEING PUT ON NOTICE. WE ARE GOING TO FILE ETHICS
CHARGES AGAINST YOU FOR SUPPORTING A HOSTILE WORK ENVIORNMENT. THEN WE
WILL FILE A PETITION TO HAVE YOU REMOVED FROM YOUR POSITION BECAUSE YOU
ARE OBVIOUSLY NOT QUALIFIED TO HANDLE THE JOB. THE ABILITY TO SUPERVISE
YOUR CREW CALLERS AND THE INABILITY TO MAKE SURE THEY ARE PROPERLY
TRAINED SPEAKS FOR ITSELF WHEN OUR PHONE RING IN THE MIDDLE OF THE
NIGHT BECAUSE YOU HAVE ORDERED THEM TO GET A WARM BODY AT NO COST. DO
NOT DENY THIS. SEVERAL CREW CALLERS HAVE TOLD US THIS. THEY ARE NOT AS
LOYAL AS YOU THINK. 
YOUR TOTAL DISREGARD FOR OUR UNION AGREEMENT AND OUR PRIVATE TIME AT
HOME MAKES YOU A HOSTILE SUPERVISOR. YOU ONLY HAVE YOURSELVES TO BLAME.
BE PREPARED!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years
Posted: 19 January 2017

Agree.
SpongeBob ought to step back, do some research, listen\learn,
and then post what to hope for.  "Don't know what you've got
'till it's gone".

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 19 January 2017

This is no different from the CP with Hunter Harrison & Bill Ackman
wanting to take over the NS.  They want to come in and liquidate
EVERYTHING.  Chop everything up, sell it all off to make there money,
then claim a consolidated railroad.  By this time there is nothing left
as they retire and walk away with millions in there pockets, and
thousands of railroaders out of work.   Modern day Corporate Greed. 
Watch what you wish for, these guys are hatchet men.

Name: Spongebob
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 19 January 2017

I'm hoping Hunter Harrison comes in and kicks out Mikey and Cindy on
the curb.  Maybe Mr. Harrison will promote people to management
positions based on  their ability rather than the current regime that
promotes people based on their skin color or other minority status. CSX
loves the positive publicity of hiring minorities and promoting them to
positions that they fail miserably in.  Take a look at Queens Gate and
Chicago for example.  These folks couldn't manage a Lemonade stand in
Siberia much less run a Railroad.

Name: UP Hunter Harrison
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 19 January 2017

Hunter Harrison signed on with the UP for over $100 Million plus.
He resigned from the CP and forfeited a buyout of over $88 Million.
Union Pacific has a overall management problem with a lot of dim
headlights at the operational levels of management.

With all the insurmountable legal bills that's coming to fruition,
someone has to focus on efficient (not harassment operation) operation
of trains.
 
Fritz and Scott has been compromised by the SP union bosses. And both
will be out the door in a matter of days!

Good Riddance

Name: Hogga
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 17 January 2017

http://www.ble-t.org/pr/news/newsflash.asp?id=5923



Strike one UP for the BLET on this victory against one man train crews
guys!! Hella of a lot better than the UTU/SMART ass union selling all
of our asses off in the next national aggreements.


Way to go BLE!!! Keep up the good work!!


Fuck you Carriers!!

Name: active conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 17 January 2017

Future Conductor;

CSX wants really stupid mofo's out here! Tell your friend to try and
hire on with BNSF or UP. They are at least better Railroads to work
for. CSX SUCKS ass and there is NO future here or security in the
jobs.

Maybe one day UP will buy the CSXT.  Hopefully!!

Their culture and respect towards the employees and have changed at
least on the LASU with the new Super.


Good Luck

Name: LMAO
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 17 January 2017

ALL CREWS

Did any of you read the latest rag mag from the greatlakes division we
just got in the mail.  Try reading the article under "Avon keeps pace
with business". Anyone know who this fletcher guy is that said the
train crews pick up the engines in the receiving yard???

Does he not know that we usually get them at the servicing fuel pad and
if not there somewhere where they have parked them after another crew
brings them in bypassing the fuel pad so they wont be held for
inspection or cleaning?
Yeah, sometimes the crews get them in the receiving yard because they
hand them right off to another crew when they are running behind
schedule and again don't want them held up for inspection. 

Not sure this guy knows whats going on with the power or he's just to
afraid to tell it like it really is!

Name: future conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 17 January 2017

Can any of you railroaders explain this?I know a guy that was told by
csx that he was hired for a track worker position.For some reason csx
kept giving him the run around made him take a drug test and physical 2
or 3 times but never told him he failed anything.For whatever reason he
was never hired by csx after being told he had the job and was never
given an explanation as to why he wasn't hired.Anybody know why csx
did this?

Name: mediator
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 16 January 2017

POSTERS

Did you remember the webmaster at Christmas. Did you show your
gratitude for having a place to come and post your problems and inform
the public of the true conditions of working for CSX? If not, now would
be a good time to open your hearts and send him a thankyou. Im sure
anything you send him would be greatly appreciated. You can visit
amazon.com and check through his wish list(Atom Smasher). Show some
support for the man who gives you a place to vent and brainstorm the
best ways to handle the intimidation, harassment and the day to day
insane business tactics that we all deal with!

GOOD LUCK TO ALL OF YOU!  Maybe this year will be a better year and we
will finally get paid the claims that are due us. Especially the ones
we have been waiting for more than 4 years!

Name: shop
E-mail: 
Employed as: Engine repair, for 1-10 years
Posted: 16 January 2017

Notice

Looks like Avon is taking another hit. They are supposed to be doing
away with 3rd shift in the engine repair shop. Guess they plan on
dragging the broke down junk to another terminal to be fixed. Its just
going to get worse. The writing was on the wall when they started
running the inbound engines around the engine house so they wouldn't
be held up for cleaning and inspections. Cant count how many by pass
the house to be parked somewhere else in the yard for another road crew
to take without ever being seen by the engine/fuel pad. Pretty soon they
wont even be cleaned. Just pulled out on the mainline to be fueled and
not cleaned or taken care of until the crews shop them for being filthy
dirty and the toilets stinking to high hell.  Wonder how long before
they close us down all together!

Name: Spongebob
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 15 January 2017

CSX Lover is nothing more than a dumb fuck Troll, ignore him and he will
eventually go away.

Name: csx lover
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 15 January 2017

Hogger its people like you that give the railroad a bad name.You are a
pussy.You would be better suited working at burger king flippin burgers
and spittin on onion rings.You get on this site and hide behind a screen
name and trash the very company that gives you a paycheck.You act like a
little bitch.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 15 January 2017

For cryin' out loud hogger  -- just ignore "bait" type posts from 
unhappy people who are just trying to hit a nerve.
Obviously, that stuff comes from a person who may benefit from some
professional counseling.

Name: hogger
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 15 January 2017

CSX lover

Don't know what the f.... you are but you don't know a damn thing
they told us at the recruit center. So blow it out your ass. The judges
ruling in the class action suit for false advertising said it all. So go
crawl back under your csx rock and tell your csx lawyer that your
reporting too to blow up his arss too!

Name: csx lover
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 15 January 2017

Hogger I understand how the railroad works.People use to go to school in
waycross ga for rr training.You are the dumbass for paying 6000 dollars
for a job in the first place.You knew the deal before you signed
on.Being on call 24/7 365 days a year.Having to work nights,weekends
and holidays all the rules and regulations.The xtra board etc.You knew
the deal but you ignored all of that because of the money you would
make.You paid the money you got the job and then all the bullshit you
were told about became real and you couldn't handle it.You knew about
all the bullshit before you signed up.You were warned.Who is the
dumbass now mr hogger.Either do the job csx ask you to do or get the
hell out.You big crybaby.It is simple turn in your notice and then you
wont have to deal with the bullshit from the railroad anymore.There are
other good paying jobs out there.You know where the door is don't let
it hit you in the ass on the way out.The lover has spoken

Name: HOGGER
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 15 January 2017

CSX LOVER

SCREW YOU BUDDY. YOU ARE NOTHING BUT A BASEMENT FOAMER WHO DOESNT KNOW
A DAMN THING ABOUT WHAT WE BEEN THROUGH OR WHAT THE COMPANY HAS DONE TO
US. YOU JUST SPOUT YOUR CSX LOVIN CRAP CAUSE YOU JUST WANT SO BAD TO BE
CHOO CHOO MAN!

Let me enlighten you! Some of us paid for our damn jobs. Forked out
over 6 grand to get it. Do some research and see how many filed
lawsuits against the company for false advertising for the jobs. See
how many found out later they were told bullshit by the recruiters when
you went to take their test. Got new for you! The judges ruled in our
favor. Found out all the bull shit we were fed and the false pay
advertised in the papers. Didn't find out how bad it was going to  be
until all the training was said and done. We stayed to get our money
back. Then stuck around hoping our unions would help out. SOME OF US
ARENT QUITTERS.  We got a right to voice our opinions against the
people we work for and put our money into. We bought our damn jobs.
Money keeps us here when we get paid what the hell we are entitled to.
Its real easy for you to sit in your basement and play with your toy
train and judge others
Atom smasher created this site because he understands what the railroad
life is like when they treat you like shit and dump on your union
agreement and play F..games with you! You hack it because you got in to
deep hoping things would get better when you get more seniority. Real
easy to say quit when you don't know how many years you we got in or
how much we sacrificed to get the job in the first place!

So get off this site you worthless moron. CSX SUCKS is a site for real
railroaders with real problems. Not some choo choo foamer who doesn't
know shit about what goes on out here!

Name: csx lover
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 15 January 2017

Mediator good guess but as usual you are wrong again.I don't work for
csx never have.I have a good job but have always been interested in the
railroad.Like I have said in other post you guys went to csx looking for
a job they didn't come to you.So either shut up and do your damn job or
quit and go look for a job somewhere else.Nobody at csx is holding a gun
to your head and forcing you to go to work everyday.I don't care how
long some of you have been there if you don't want the job then
quit.no matter what your age companies need employees of all ages so
there are other jobs out there.Either do your damn job or turn in your
notice and get the hell out of there.You guys complain and whine more
than 3rd graders.Grow up and act  like grown men and women.

Name: mediator
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 15 January 2017

BEWARE POSTERS

Your little CSX LOVER is located near Augusta Georgia which means that
most likely he is a csx mole. Most likely a management reject who
couldn't hack it or was fired. He is trying to disrupt the site. This
only happens when topic are being discussed that the legal team
doesn't like. Don't make a mistake and let him drag you into his
game. Ignore him! 


Go away CSX LOVER before you bite off more than you can chew!

Name: csx lover
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 14 January 2017

Move the freight you pussies.Get the job done and stop your crying.The
lover has spoken

Name: DOC
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 14 January 2017

CSX LOVER

Go through the yellow pages. There are hundreds of good shrinks listed.
You losing your cool. Serious signs of split personality. Do us all a
favor and get a job somewhere else.  We don't need a crackpot out
here. Don't have to tell you this site is called CSX SUCKS for a
reason. You need to find some other website or chat room to vent your
illness.  Why in the hell did you pick the railroad. Make more sense if
you went after the postal service!!!!!LOL LOL LOL

Name: Ball less employees 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 14 January 2017

If you hate this company that bad then grow a set of balls and do
something about it. Cry babies.... Bring them to their knees .....

Name: csx lover
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 14 January 2017

The lover is in the house.All you old heads and complainers listen
up.Yall get on this damn site and talk bad about your employer
csx.Nobody made yall take this job.Yall went to csx looking for a job
csx didn't come to you.So shut your damn mouth and do your job or
retire or quit.you bunch of dumbasses.

Name: VLC
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 12 January 2017

ALL ENGINEERS


Rumors through the grapevine has it that several upper level managers
are telling subordinates that they are getting a 125% bonus for their
performance. Now this seems a little high and 100% would be more
believable, but if something else is getting ready to go down then we
can understand why. Could it be a replacement for buy outs? It's also
being said that there will be several more divisions cut and merged
with the rest left standing. This should save them thousands of dollars
if they cut out unnecessary spending such as safety returns money and
middleman management. Sounds like someone is getting their pockets
stuffed full for something!

Name: Me
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 12 January 2017

UP Lover, 
   You say no faggots or transsexuals, what about blacks?  If there
were such a place, sign me up. I would give up my 19 years of seniority
to work in such a place free of all these damned Diversity hires.

Name: Engineer
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 11 January 2017

One of president elect Trumps campaigned promises is to give the
evangelicals their voice back.  If evangelicals do not speak out then
nothing is changed"

If a man knows to do right and does nothing it is a sin.

CSX employees claim to be Christians while covered up to their ears in
corruption and do nothing for fear of retaliation. Make you choices
wisely my friends for it is you who has to give an answer.

Name: Siri
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 11 January 2017

Siri

Siri how do you stop a train?

I found this on the web.

CSX-SUCKS.COM
The wheels fall off causing a pile up of rail car which stop the train.

Name: UP LOVER
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 11 January 2017

HEY YOU RAIL BUFF WANNA BE RAILBUFFS;

THE UP IS HIRING FOR 180 BASIC DAY MILE TRAINMEN

20 POSITIONS TO BE EXACT IN POCATELLO IDAHO.

HOME OF THE WHITE POWER NAZI'S AND WHITE SURPEMISTS.

WHITE POWER ON THE UPRR.COM. NO FAGGOTS OR TRANSSEXUALS AND OR

FEMALES TO APPLY....

Name: FRA
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 09 January 2017

An investigation was performed on the CSX derailment and resulting
explosion in Baltimore. MD.
The knuckle on the first car did break off resulting in a derailment. 
The explosion was a result of a car being placed the seventh position
back in the consist that contained explosive agents.
The consist manafest was in the first engine.
The railroad is a private industry with the FRA having jurisdiction
over the train and rail right- of- way only.
The resulting damages to other property is a civil matter in which the
FRA cannot become involved in.
On the derailment portion of this accident, no federal regulations were
broken.

Name: Engineer
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 09 January 2017

I took a look see on the web of pics taken of details.  Most all the
major derails show the wheels  fell off and laying everywhere.  I
looked at the detail in Md where a CSX train hit a truck then derailed
and exploded.  If you want a look see go to the video taken from two
cameras mounted on a building.  One camera show the train hitting the
truck and no derail. The other camera picks up the train as it comes
out from behind bushes.  This video shows the numer one car tilted to
the left and a huge plume of ballast coming from under the car where
the wheel had fell off. You can see the wheels go under the car and hit
the second car then it derails and catches fire. After bout ten minutes
the ccars explodes like a bomb.  The first car had to disconnect cause
the engines and crew were safely way down the track.  The engines and
crew were safe so what's wrong with that.

Name: Baffled
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 09 January 2017

Crew management

What the hell is going on down there. You know its a serious ethic
violation to put false and misleading information in an employees
history, right?

You busted several trains the last few days after the employees were at
work but you noted in their history that you busted it before they were
ever called at home. WHAT GIVES WITH THIS? I know for a fact you showed
one call busted 30 minutes before the IVR ever called the crew at home
and they were already at work for an hour. There has been a lot of
misleading info going into peoples histories including mine.  Whats up
with the cover ups. Who is ordering you to lie and put in bogus
entries. Is it the DTO or CHIEF trying to cover up stupid decisions on
calling trains?   Come on, be a man and tell us what is really going
on. Is it a way to get busted tickets denied. Labor relations can say
per the history we were never called? Put claims on the research
burner? This is sneaky shit if that's the game. Some of us aren't
falling for it.  We are watching your every move!

Name: Spongebob
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 09 January 2017

Busted,
  
    Any info as to who the Moles are at Avon? I'd like to have some
names. Most of the managers at Avon have Facebook profiles and I look
at the managers friends. Why on earth would a T&E employee be friends
with a manager on Facebook, these guys aren't out fucking friends.

Name: BUSTED
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 08 January 2017

CSX LOVER

Good luck my brother???? You have been on hear spouting off that you
are trying to get hired. How the hell can you call him your brother? 
Just let the cat out of the bag.  So what's your motive on here. Got
to much shit for blowing suck up crap on here so now you trying to
smooth it out?  we know your a mole and your not going to snag anyone.
Everyone knows there a few moles at avon that run to the trainmasters
and tell them when they hear anyone talking about being on this site. 


Minor offense rule.  1st-corrective instruction
                     2nd-corrective instruction
                     3rd-corrective instruction
                     4th-corrective instruction
                     5th and subsequent-considered serious offense
                     as described in serious offense Part II of policy
                      *time frame is 3 year rolling period.

As far as we know there is still the 180 day charge free forgiveness
period that allows one minor offense to be dropped when assessing
progressive disciplne. However, do not forget the loophole. If it is a
serious offense charge management is claiming it must be 180 days of a
solid half. In other words as example, If you are charged for a serious
offense in January your 180 days do not start until July. We have been
trying to get this cleared up with the unions but haven't had any
definite response yet.

Name: Spongebob
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 08 January 2017

Feel for ya man for being terminated for 4 Minor (Chickenshit)
violations. A lot of the minor violations don't have damned thing to
do with safety or production. There are good managers that don't
really enforce these minor rule violations and then they are the ones
that write everyone up for everything.  Anyone who has ever worked at
Avon has experienced this. 
    There's one POS manager that comes to mind. His incompetent fat
ass has put a banner on the wrong main line twice that has resulted in
crews striking a banner on clear signals.  What happened to him,
absolutely nothing.  These managers are fucking Skum, I have personally
eye witnessed these fucking low lives violating countless rules and then
they turn around and nail us for chicken shit stuff.  I really don't
know how these guys sleep at night.

Name: here come the train
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 08 January 2017

Csx I love you brother

Name: bull crap
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 08 January 2017

that is bull crap.hang in there the union will get it back for you.they
cant fire you for 4 minor offenses.When I get hired on some things will
change and some heads will roll.

Name: csx lover
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 08 January 2017

what where the 4 minor offenses?I would fight that all the way.im sure
you will get your job back through the union.good luck to you my
brother

Name: csx lover
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 07 January 2017

Dont need you get off this site and go do your job.I will be glad to
take it

Name: csx lover
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 07 January 2017

Come on csx speed up them trains on the Atlanta/augusta line better
known as the geaorgia line.Since obamas war on coal csx has rerouted
their trains to save money.The Georgia line is not being used nearly as
much and the trains are only allowed to run 25 mph to cut back track
maintanence and save money.Run them trains full speed again on the
Georgia line csx.

Name: Expaining that to you!
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years
Posted: 07 January 2017

UP Supervisor;

You will be the next one to go. So start saving your money.

You will be jobless and homeless next.

You UP bum.

Name: Very ignorant
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 07 January 2017

Re:  SP/UP Engineer

I stand amended on my description of dynamic braking. Your explaination
is much better than my own.  For the lay people, what the engineer is
describing can be compared to a " Jake brake on a tractor railer
truck". On a truck the engine is shut offf which creates resistance to
the wheels causing a braking effect. This is why you hear the loud
engine noise.  On a train, resistance is applied to the engine wheels
by using the traction motors to reverse the electro-magnetic force. The
Diesel engine turns the generator applying electrical power to the
traction motors, which turn the engine wheels.
Very knowledgeable post and the people thank you for your input.
Can we have your evaluation on the wheels falling off the train please?

Name: SP/UP Engineer
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years
Posted: 06 January 2017

Dynamic braking:  The generator and traction motor is reversed putting
resistance on the engine wheels..................................

You’re very ignorant about how dynamic brake system works. Nothing is
reversed. Basically, the traction motors become generators, you apply
more excitation to the generator field which makes the generator hard
to turn and slows the train/engine, you’re creating a stronger magnetic
field.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 06 January 2017

Train derailment open discussion and debate.

Derailments can be minor or catastophic events that have existed
unabated since the first railroads. We have regulators  (FRA) and
investigators (NTSB) who should have at least, some effect on reducing
these accidents.  Apparently these agencies could use our expertise to
reduce the number of derailments nationwide while reducing the dangers
posed to the public and train crews.

I'll open this discussion with a commonly used phrase in my
department: " How do you stop a train? Answer: The wheels fall off".
One may conclude this to be a rediculous statement, right? Actually
there are three types of braking systems on a train-
Dynamic braking:  The generator and traction motor is reversed putting
resistance on the engine wheels.
Emergency Air brakes:  Each car has brakes that are kept open by
compressed air.  When the air is dumped, brakes engage. The air
compression is maintained by hoses connecting each car in series.
Wheels fall off:  When the emergency brakes are applied the entire
consist weight is shoved into the back of the engines resulting in the
first car " jack knifing" turning sideways on the track.  When the
trailing cars start piling up the train is stopped.
So what about the wheels falling off?  The car knuckle is open at the
top allowing the car to disconnect from the engine or, the knuckle
breaks off.  At this point the jack knifed cars lift and the wheels
fall off.  Do we want a disconnect car with the wheels still on it,
running down a city?  
Another money saver in the wheels falling off is putting the derailed
cars back on the tracks.  A crane simply picks up the wheels and place
them back on the track.  Then the rail car is lifted and placed back on
its wheels.  Unfortunately, some of the cars used to stop the trains is
filled with explosive or, hazardous material primed to kill unexpected
first responders or, a towns people.
Oh! I forgot the proof or facts. Look at most major derailments and you
will see wheels scattered everywhere.

Name: Explain please
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 06 January 2017

What does the UP have to do with CSX sucking? Explain please ...



Name: UP MANAGEMENT IS LOST
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 05 January 2017

The UP is having a serious across-the-board management crisis.
With all the shifting and firings of senior executives, no one knows
who's suitable to run any department or region...because the hangover
of Southern Pacific managers are simply destroying every concept of
the

"operational" improvements that's been laid for success.

To put it simply, the SP managers in predominately SP territories is
destroying your railroad.! And you IDIOTS were warned!!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 06 January 2017

Now & then, advice & info regarding some subjects posted here is as good
or even better than what you can find on the operating unions'
websites. 
Wish the administrator\owner would just delete/remove stupid-ass posts
like those from name "csx lover".

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 05 January 2017

Re: press
Let's get it on!
We give you first hand, credible, verifiable information.  You run the
story, post it and we"ll work with you.
Here we go!
A couple years back CSX hit a trash truck at Dump Road, Baltimore, MD. 
The train D"railed and exploded blowing up several buildings.  The
resulting suits are  millions.
CSX blaimed the truck driver in an effort to control their damages
while the FRA and NTSB are in a full conspiratorial mode.  Fact is CSX
is fully liable for damages resulting from the D"Railment and
explosion.
FRA you're welcome to debate.  Please do!  I'd love to burn your
corrupt rear ends.

Name: Press 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 05 January 2017

Employed other 

What dog is 100% CORRECT. There is a good reason the old saying came
out "the tongue is mightier than the sword." This site could be one
of the best outlets for employees to handle problems the company
continues to ignore or just brushes under the rug. It has been awhile
since real serious discussions have been viewed here. Either crews are
just tired of nothing getting done and are giving up or they are
quietly relying on their union representatives to handle things. Not
sure but it is a real shame they can't see the advantage this site
gives them.

Name: SP Manager
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years
Posted: 05 January 2017

Shhhhh....Don't tell the UP that. We are working very hard to screw the
UP up and you are telling them that. Damn Guys!


The Hell with the STupID...That National contract is going to get
signed...

Name: UP MANAGEMENT IS LOST
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 05 January 2017

The UP is having a serious across-the-board management crisis.
With all the shifting and firings of senior executives, no one knows
who's suitable to run any department or region...because the hangover
of Southern Pacific managers are simply destroying every concept of the

"operational" improvements that's been laid for success.

To put it simply, the SP managers in predominately SP territories is
destroying your railroad.! And you IDIOTS were warned!!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 05 January 2017

Re: What dog
You described how CSX handles bad publicity issues (known as protocol)
very well.
One of the.last things I want to happen is to cause railroads harm,
especially CSX.
Follow protocol!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 05 January 2017

Re: what dog
You are right!  The FRA does monitor this site. The FRA works in
partnership with railroads rather than regulate them.  As a result of
this collusion rail employees and the public are put in danger and
hundreds loose their lives each year.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 05 January 2017

Re: mediators (you need help?)
You can eleminates Mr Pines from you search.
CSX Lover is not him. CSX posters are those who post derogatory
messages to discredit all other legitimate posts. i.e. Filthy language,
personal attacks, or subjects other than safety issues.  These post
serve no other purpose than to discredit the site from public opinion,
which is the CSX weak point as alluded to by DOG.

Name: mediators
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 04 January 2017

To all posters

We  have revisited numerous post going back a week before CSX LOVER
showed up and we just cant find any particular topic that would have
warranted a company mole coming out from under his rock to disrupt
further discussions. He might be the pines imposter under another name.
However, he does show more signs of rage than normal so if it was a post
that set the company off it had to be a damaging one.

We need your help. If you could take the time to review older post we
would greatly appreciate it. Something had to be posted that caused the
company to send out a red flag. It could be something as tiny as single
comment. In the meantime we will continue to look. Happy hunting!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 04 January 2017

Re. Dog

Way to go good informative post!
We only fear one thing, the media because it is the only thing we
don't have complete control of.  We do control most media but not all.
 Now we have social media like CSX-SUCKS making it more difficult to 
control public exposure. This site is worth millions to the owner in a
buy-out if he would block the bad language and bashing.  Not my site
and not my call, it's simply not possible to present topics coherently
while the public has to read thru trash talk and non-safety related
posts. Keep posting, you're the only one making any sense.

Name: csx lover
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 04 January 2017

Clark I bet I will get hired and no I'm not a vet.Go do your job and
quit whining on this site.You got a railroad job with a great company
and all you do is bitch and moan.Shut your crybaby mouth and go get the
job done.csx is paying you a great salary.If I get hired and see you on
the rails I will bring you a baby bottle you chump.

Name: Clark
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 04 January 2017

Csx Lover


You're not going to get hired!   If you're a Vet you have a chance
but I'm willing to bet that you are not.

Name: blow that whistle
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 04 January 2017

Why are long time railroad employees called dead heads?Can someone
explain this?

Name: csx lover
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 04 January 2017

A warning to all you dead heads out there on the railroad.As sooon as I
get hired on I wont listen to the negative crap yall have to say about
this fine company called csx.I wont listen to it.

Name: what dog
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for N/A
Posted: 04 January 2017

CSX LOVER

First, you better brush up on your grammar. Second you have absolutely
no idea how this website works. There was a very good reason that CSX
came after the owner of this website when it first came out. BAD
PUBLICITY!  Bad publicity is a major thorn in the side for companies
such as CSX. They solicit a lot of support for the company. They troll
for backers on a daily basis. If you were able to access the employee
gateway you would be amazed at the amount of "pat me on the back"
advertising that is done. Now, don't take us wrong. There are some
good programs that the company gets involved with but there are also
those things that are a total waste of resources and funds just to wine
and dine prospective backers.

Now as far as the company not caring what is posted on this site, once
again you are ignorant. The FRA,OSHA and other railroads along with
customers review this site everyday. CSX has a legal/public affairs
group that is responsible for monitoring this site. They look for
information that is posted that may be considered a breach of private
information, insider tips, illegal and "Squirrely" activity, whistle
blowing, embarrassing but true facts and bad publicity. CSX is
federally regulated but they are not a federal agency. It is a
public/private corporation. They must follow at state laws and
regulations. 
There have been several operating and safety practices that have been
changed over the years because people used this site to introduce the
facts and had healthy debates. When the employee's air such problems
on this site and the facts are true and can not be covered up the
company has no choice but to visit these problems and do what is
necessary to see that the discussion is closed.
A few examples would be the problems with dangerous filthy lodging. Bad
lighting and vehicle conditions. Bogus operating rules that can easily
be disputed as utterly ridiculous or mechanically impossible. CSX does
not want bad publicity. They would rather spend a million to keep
things quiet than have to deal with concerned supporters.
There is also the issue of the FRA reading anything that may be a
serious federal offense that may cost them a hefty fine. They love to
snoop around the yards but they don't always see what is right under
their noses.  If you get hired and are called to attend the csx
training camp, then I have a few suggestions for you.
One, check that suck up to the company attitude at the door. There is
nothing more that a TM or RF hate more than a snitch or suck up. They
will view you as nothing more than a piece to use to do their dirty
work then dispose of you. They have no respect for people like you.
They pick and chose who they want to stalk and fire. If you rat on the
ones they are trying to protect, you will be a problem. They also view
you as a threat to their own jobs.
Second, KEEP YOUR MOUTH SHUT and be a quiet little boy and do as your
told even if it brakes FRA laws until you are officially marked up. You
don't want to be a target your first 60 days. All your complaints will
fall on deaf ears! If you think your union will protect you THINK
AGAIN! They will already know what your reputation is and they will do
what it takes to protect their seasoned old heads over your butt!
Third, don't piss off your LC because when the company denies claim
after claim for pay that is legally yours by union agreement we
guarantee you that your cases will be set on the back burner.
And the most important one of all...... If you make it long enough to
get to 100% pay and accept the fact that you will have no personal life
or quality time with your family and you start making more money than
you ever have and you become ADDICTED to the pay check, BRING YOUR BUTT
BACK TO THIS SITE AND APOLOGIZE TO EVERYONE that you offended on here by
telling them to quit after they have spent years out here working so
much they don't even know what day it is anymore and live to deposit
the pay check to keep the family and the little wife happy because they
are never at home. OH, and come down off that pride too and have the
balls to post some of the violations and intimidation that you will
encounter as well, because you will!

Name: Wrong Way, Wrong Result
E-mail: 
Employed as: Engine repair, for 1-10 years
Posted: 04 January 2017

Well they cant get engines serviced, repaired and inspected fast enough
here at Avon Loco. Shop due to a 33% reduction in craft manpower in 5
years (retired, fired, quit, transfers), and a hiring freeze in
Mechanial. So in the infinite wisdom of Pope John Rosecruscian the
First..."Shut down the entire third shift". If Harris was stressed
before, just wait until this takes effect and NO POWER IS WORKED ON OR
OUT-SHOPPED FOR 1/3 OF A 24 HOUR PERIOD! Avon took on GE work 2 years
ago and has lost 10 Mechanics alone. And Kenny "Stalin" Noes
excellent decision to force laborers with 1 year seniority run Avon
service center because he moved all managers to the Shop, I have to
believe they want us to fail and shutter Avon just,like they did
Corbin.

Name: Pole
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 04 January 2017

Just came out 01-03-17   Bonus will be paid out at 33%0f the max of 12.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 03 January 2017

Let's don't upset MR. HARRIS we would not want to cause him to have
another heart attack.

Name: Mr. csx lover
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 20-30 years
Posted: 02 January 2017

Mr. csx lover, 

What you've just said is one of the most insanely idiotic things I
have ever heard. At no point in your rambling, incoherent response were
you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought.
Everyone on this site is now dumber for having a glimpse of your
writing abilities.

Name: csx lover
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 02 January 2017

LC you sound like a little wus boy who cant handle the job. the railroad
don't need undedicated men you like you.Do yourself a favor and quit
and go get a job like Walmart or somewhere.Leave the railroad jobs to
someone like me.I swear I hope I get hired so I can show you how the
job is done.I will work circles around your complaining ass.If yall
boys don't wont the job or cant handle it then quit.Getting on this
site bad mouthing the company aint doing any good.You think csx cares
what yall put on this site?hell no.I hope I get hired so I can
represent csx with pride

Name: LC
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 02 January 2017

CSX LOVER


First off, they are NOT your brothers when you get hired. You have to
earn the right to be called a brother. Second, if you think you are
just going to come out here and ride trains like a little boy who
fantasizes when playing with his toy train then think again. You will
be a low seniority boy who will play with a toy train(remote) and pound
the rocks first. You will have a hard time and wont last long because
you have absolutely no idea what goes on out here in our business. You
also sound like a foamer and no one hates a foamer more than an old
head who has sweat and worked his butt off for years doing the old
fashioned hard stuff and then have some young buck straight out of CHOO
CHOO-U who never pounded a rock in his life try to tell him how to do
his job! I would suggest you have a second job ready for you if you
even make it through conductor school This business is no place for
little boys who just want to "COME ON AND RIDE THOSE TRAINS!" Oh, and
don't forget to suck up to your local chairman if you get hired because
you will need him when the company steals thousands from you over the
years, writes your foaming butt up for something bogus and intimidates
you into breaking fra laws and rules and you don't have the nuts to
stand up to them! I hope you have a tight belt for those big boy pants
because its going to take awhile for them to fit you!


Sorry to offend those who don't like things posted on several forums
but this needs to be seen by as many little boy foamers as possible.

Name: Bobby
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 02 January 2017

Upper MGMT in Avon to watch Dave and his goons blame all of Avons
problems on us crews.  Be 100% rules compliance out there.  Make sure
we tell them how bad it is here guys.

Name: csx lover
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 01 January 2017

Yall bunch of damn crybabies if you don't like the job then quit and
find you something else to do.Nobody makes you get up everyday and work
for the railroad you do it because you choose to.There are other jobs
out there that you can get.Hope to see my railroad brothers soon if I
get hired.Come on ride that train and ride it.You bunch of pussies.

Name: Clark
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 31 December 2016

Happy New Year!   Be safe out there to all who were too stupid to lay
off.    
CSx Lover you're a dumbass if you're thinking about coming out here
and you have a good job already.    Every employee with less than 15
years stands a good chance of being on street.  If you're not an
operator you're fucked its 1 man crews before too much longer.

Name: csx lover
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 29 December 2016

I have a good job with benefits.Except for having to work the night
shift for 3 or 4 months.I work mon -fri from 6-230.I have always wanted
to work for the railroad.Can somebody give me some advice should I try
to get on with a railroad and make that quaranteed 85,000 or more once
I become an engineer or something higher.I make good money now but the
railroad pays more.Somebody give me some sound advice.Thanks all you
railroaders out there I may be joining you soon.Here come the choo choo
train blow that whistle

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 29 December 2016

Mr. Davidson,
The rank & file do not earn big-shot wages. 
Between income taxes, RR retire. taxes, health ins. co-pay, union dues,
etc., many take home 2/3 to 1/2 of what they gross. Then there are all
the various living expenses: food, shelter, clothing, transportation;
on & on & on.  Even a low-key non-lavish lifestyle isn't cheap. Not
always that easy to save a lot of money.  Myself, I suppose I could
save more $$ if/when I choose to live alone in a dumpster & subsist on
bread & water.

Name: Dick Davidson
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 28 December 2016

SAVE SAVE SAVE:

When I ran the RR a few years ago, one of corporates' biggest fears is
that, the rank and file will wake up some day, and start saving and
accumulating their hard earned wages. The benefit of saving your hard
earned wages is PERSONAL LEVERAGE. 
Imagine the leverage one could have with a solid foundation of assets
amassed when Uncle Pete comes calling with the same old rule book
violations.
A combined unity of TE&Y employees with LEVERAGE can overcome any
obstacle, from any overpaid CEO.

Do not spend your entire RR career being a whore to your bill
collectors and RR CEO'S!

SAVE SAVE SAVE IT WORKS!

Name: Jon
E-mail: 
Employed as: M of W, for 1-10 years
Posted: 28 December 2016

http://www.pornwikileaks.com/wiki/images/2/21/A8PTgfNCYAA5HB_.jpg


I am a scab at CSX...u know what company??

Name: Labor relations/HR CSXT
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 28 December 2016

ATTENTION ALL JOB SEEKERS:

CSXT, A JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA , BASED 500 PREMEIR TRANSPORTATION
COMPANY , FAMILY -VALUED AND EMPLOYEED CARING OPERATION IS SEEKING NEW
UNEDUCATED,RETARDED IF POSSIBLE TRAIN PERSONEL FOR ALL LOCATIONS
THROUGH OUT CSXT SYSTEM.

WE ANTICIPATE ALL FULL BLOWN NATIONAL STRIKE BY THE UTU AND BLE
EMPLOYEES THAT ARE LABOR RELATIONS DEPT. WILL BE LOCKING OUT DO TO
THEIR GREED AND INABILITY TO DEFRUAD OUR RAILROAD AND OTHER COMPANIES.

WE WILL BE HIRING OVER 25,000 TRAIN AND ENGINE PERSONEL. 

REQUIRMENTS;

BE AT LEAST 18 YEARS OLD.
RETARDED OR NEAR THERE.
STUPID REALLY QUALIFIES, IF NOT WE CAN REFER 
YOU TO THE UNION PACFIC.
BE ABLE TO CARRY AND HANDLE 200 LBS.
HAVE NO TESTICLES. 
BE ABLE TO PASS A METHAMPETMINE TEST FOR TOXCITY IN AMOUNT OF DAYS
TO STAY AWAKE.

WORK FOR $ 8.00 an HOUR. AND NO BE MARRIED ARE ATTACHED.

GOOD AT ORAL SEX A MUST.

BE ABLE TO PAY FOR YOUR OWN HEALTHCARE INSURANCE, SINCE WE ARE A
RAILROAD , NOT A CORPORATE CHARITY.

BE MEXICAN OR ASIAN ON A WORK VISA FROM HOMELAND SERCURITY AND
OBTAIN A TWIC CARD. HAVE SR-22 DRIVERS LICENSE AT LEAST AND YOUR OWN
AUTO AND INSURANCE, WILL BE USING FOR SWITCHING AND MOVING FREIGHT
CARS.  MUST BE ABLE TO TOLERATE BEING SHOT AT AND HAVE ROCK THROWN AT
YOU WHILE WORKING, ALONG WITH EGGS FROM BRIDGES.

WE ANTICPATE A FULL BLOWN STRIKE AS EARLY AS JULY 2017 AND NEED TO
START UP TRAINING 24-7 FOR THE NEXT 8 MONTHS.

PLEASE GO TO CSX.COM FOR ONLINE APPLICATION. 



CSX, THE NUMBER ONE PREMEIR, EMPLOYEE FREINDLY COMPANY OF 2017

MS. SANBORN. PRESIDENT, CSX, JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA

Name: David
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 28 December 2016

I heard Gary Crest is a alcoholic, piece of crap drunk union officer and
the guys in Bakersfield were going to kick his and other western
committee officer ass??  I heard a rumor, He takes pay offs and is a
weak piece of shit. Roseville Service Unit officer's pay him off
good.


  David

Name: Manny
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 27 December 2016

Does anybody on the BNSF or UP on the Western Region, know why the
SMART/UTU western committee moved out of Bakersfield to Rocklin, Ca?
That is near Roseville,ca on the UP RSU.

Thank You

Name: Thanks Creed.
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 27 December 2016

Thanks Creed!

Spoken like a true Company man you are! We will break the carriers and
the share holders ass in half. I personally don't give a shit anymore
and want a good contract and will even go out on a very long walk out
and or strike to get it. I would love to see the COMPANY go broke and
the stockholders bitch and cry that they can't fuck us over!


This is going to be the final straw in the future of the industry and
the crafts left in the cab.  FUCK CSX !

Name: Donny
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 27 December 2016

http://37.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m8wq7g9JQ01rwnhlmo1_1280.png



We need to get rid of this union breaking HOMO that likes sucking on
DILDOS. He really is a FAG!!

Name: LA UP CONDR
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 27 December 2016

This just in this weekend,
we hear that the nest rounds
of Mega Railroad Mergers, UP will
try and buy and merge with the 
poor and broke ass CSXT. Now
we know that the reason why is 
Donald "Dump Truck" Trump is
interested in the coal
industry and wants that so UP is
also interested. NOW we really need to
shoot for a better contract and take care
of you CSXT people and we need you to all
TEY CSXT understand its DO or DIE. If it doesn't work out
at the table for negotiating a good solid National agreement
its time to WALK and WALK hard. Shut the MOFO down and
LET the stock holders and investors hurt bad!

LET them see under this administration , it was a really bad choice
to elect Chump Trump and his cocksucker clan.

Name: Creed
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 27 December 2016

THE CSXT CREED:
The cost of employees is bankrupting the company, especially when they
persist in demanding to do things that they know how to do. That
concept is obsolete. In order to protect management bonuses and stock
prices, employees will be required to do whatever we tell them to do
whenever we tell them to do it, whether they know how to do it or not.
However, if in the course of such work, said employees violate any of
the rules that apply to what they don't know how to do, management
will immediately hold a fair and impartial hearing as part of the
process of firing them. 

This policy does not apply to the accounting and finance departments.
Incumbants in those positions will be required to produce the required
credentials and keep them up to date.

Name: Loco. Engineer
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 26 December 2016

Below is a post I copied from TrainOrders.com that someone posted. You
cooperate executives from CSX don’t need to hire these three piece suit
high dollar lawyers to write up some ambiguous agreement. Just copy this
post and take it to National Negotiations. I’m sure the Eastern Lines
BLE will rubber stamp it.

..................................................


Let me guess...the carrier wants: (1) one person in the cab, a licensed
engineer (2) An hourly wage, not to exceed Federal minimum wage scale,
overtime after 16 hours at Timekeeping’s desecration (3) Adapt CSXT’s
attendance policy of ONE DAY off per month. (4) Allow engineer to
perform all work normally handled by conductor, line de-rails,
switches, etc. (5) Eliminate tie-up for undisturbed rest rule, for all
employees (6) Abolish all regular Pool Assignments and establish one
common extra-board for operating employees. (7) Eliminate 25 mile limit
for all patch crews/dog catch jobs. (8) Allow $1.00 meal allowance (10)
Abolish all Held Away From Home Terminal pay (11) Dead Head and travel
time will not go against Hours of Service Time.
Have I left anything out? You Labor Relations people feel free to copy
this and take it to the National Negotiations.
 Have I omitted anything. Oh! (12) Engineer on pool freight assignments
to be attached to heart and blood pressure monitor, capable of remote
stimulation by dispatcher’s office or company officials.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 25 December 2016

HI:
     In the past, at holidays, some divisions and locations would have
holiday assistance (food pantrys, clothing drives, help-a-family,
etc.)Typically the Great Lakes Division would refuse to support or
permit ANYTHING, whereas other divisions would slip in a few charitable
activities. Anybody know of ANY activities on ANY CSX location, and also
anything at anyplace on the Great Lakes Division. Just curious since it
seems we have been going down hill FOR YEARS in so many ways.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Engine repair, for 20-30 years
Posted: 24 December 2016

don't worry "TRUMP WILL MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN..... TRUMP WILL MAKE
CSX EMPLOYEES FEEL GREAT AGAIN" now that trumps gonna take office soon
and its a republican congress and senate the railroads have taken
everyTHING off the table for the national contract . now that's its
the republicans running the show the railroad wont even sit down to
talk to the utu . they want the "republicans" to get a "republican"
 mediator to settle the national contract. also watch for house speaker
paul ryan, who wants to take your railroad retirement and put it into
social security.so if that happens you wont be retiring at 60 no more
it will be 62 at the earliest and instead of getting 4 grand a month 
you will be getting roughly 12 hundred a month SO FUCK YOU,STOP CRYING
HOW CSX TREATS YOU.YOU VOTERS PUT THE REPUBLICANS IN OFFICE.JUST CALL
THE WHITE HOUSE AFTER JANUARY 20TH 2017, IM SURE PRESIDENT DUCHEBAG
TRUMP WILL FLY TO JACKSONVILLE TO TELL MR WARD AND MISS SANDBORNE TO BE
NICER TO YOUS. MAYBE CLINTON IS A LYING CROOKED CUNT, BUT ATLEAST YOU
COULD CRY AND WHINE WHILE HAVING A DECENT CONTRACT BUT NOW THATS NOT
GOING TO HAPPEN.SO TO YOU AMERICAN TRUMP VOTERS, YOU ARE DUMB FUCKING
REDNECKS THAT BELIVED ALL THE BULLLSHIT THAT SPEWED FROM HIS MOUTH. SO
ALL YOU TRUMP VOTERS, PIGS GET WHAT PIGS DESERVE!

Name: Ex rep
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 24 December 2016

Cond. 30 
spoken like a true management man! Read the post again. Pay attention.
Was involved in something much larger than you. Far from voted out.
Just changed careers. Telling people they have rights and power always
scares managers too death. So instead of spouting off get off your
knees and do whats right for your employees or expect your job to get
rougher! Upper management doesnt care about the shot rolling down hill!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 23 December 2016

If an EX REP, how's come? 
Get voted out of the position, replaced, mainly because you may just be
another that has a big mouth but actually has small testicles?

Name: SP/UP CONDR
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 23 December 2016

EX-Rep

That is somewhat right. The problem that exist and I am talking about
this crappy ass Smart Union run by a bunch a vaginas that are taking
money from the CARRIER to sell and fire out memebers and I am speaking
about here with the UP.  We need to lobby Sen. to bring back the
"STRIKE" clause and show that we are not going to take it in the ass
anymore from the existing carriers and get rid of thses low life
officers in OUR so called UNION. They haven't done anything and
harresment and imindataion is high and going strong.


Lets get that going and get this back to US, The memebers.

FUCK DONALD TRUMP and HIS ADMINISTRATION

Name: EX REP
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 23 December 2016

ALL CREWS!!!

What retired posted about your unions is only half right. You can get
your unions involved in your plight. As a ex union rep with 10 years of
experience in a much more well known union I CAN tell you what you need
to do.

Unions are not as they were in the past. In the 60's the unions backed
their workers 100% with out any pay off/kick backs under the table. Yes,
you did have a group of dirty back stabbers but they were usually
handled in the appropriate way. The unions and their members had
backbone. Todays unions are nothing but yellow bellied corrupt elected
officials that have no interest but to pad their pockets and keep
management happy.

Now, if you want the support of your unions and you want to see them
step up to the plate, THIS IS WHAT YOU MUST DO!

First you feed on their arrogance. The unions that you are FORCED to be
a member of want and need publicity. They thrive on the theory "LOOK
WHAT WE DID FOR OUR MEMBERS!"  This fools the public into thinking
they actually care and deserve the money they take from you and put in
their pockets!

You HAVE TO draw attention to the work place. In the railroad business
the only thing that does that is slowing trains down. You can not
stike. The only recourse you have is to not show up or follow every
rule in the book to a tee.  Take the time to do as every rule says.
When those eots go out as retired stated, do as the law says. When cars
need to be shopped, DO IT! Timely production is a must in the railroad
industy.  

Once you start drawing the attention of the corporate office heat will
come down on the yard. There will be teams sent to your yards to
investigate the falling numbers. This is when you have the most power.
This is when you corner you LC's in numbers and demand some results.
Results that you are PAYING YOUR HARD EARNED MONEY FOR!

This is when your unions will step in to save the day. This is their
opportunity to act like they had everything to do with what is
happening and come to the rescue of railroad management. You will now
have your unions by the balls. They have to do something in your favor.
They cant afford to walk away when you are holding the reigns.

None of this would be necessary if the railroads would just honor the
agreements and pay a fair price for your hard work done.  Taking years
to pay claims if just total bullshit and wouldn't be happening if your
unions did as they are paid to do.  The railroads are nothing more than
bullies because your unions have allowed it. 

Do what you must to get fairly represented. Its your money. You are
forced to be a union member, enforce your rights. Many do not know that
they can sue their unions for not enforcing their agreements in a timely
manner.  You can get your own representation. It is your federal right.
Taking control of your unions requires taking control of your yards.
The ball is in your court. You have the power. You just have to muster
up the gust to enforce your rights.

Name: retired 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years
Posted: 22 December 2016

Bendover

Just so you know, the company has been trying to call back furloughed
employees but they are not answering the calls. The rumor is that about
68% of those called are not coming back. They found work else where. Can
you blame them? They saw the work environment and the bad moral along
with crews constantly fighting for their pay they are entitled to per
their union agreements. As posted earlier, when a crew goes out and
drags in train after train beyond the agreed miles and instead of
getting a second pay ticket like they should they combine them, it does
nothing but send a message that the crews are noting more than slaves to
be beaten and whipped. The crews NEED TO SLOW DOWN! The old heads that
stood the ground steadfast and refused to be intimidated by management
are just about gone so its up to the newer younger employees to start
paying attention to the writing on the wall and grow a pair. USDOT will
have to take notice when things come to a stand still on the rails.

As for the incredibly lengthy trains, the crews have the power to take
care of that. The FRA is well aware that there is problems with the
EOT's working properly on these trains. Unfortunately you have crew
members who ignore the FRA law and continue to run track speed after
they lose communication or FR no com. This NEEDS TO STOP!  When the eot
and htd lose communication the train is to be reduced to 30 mph. NO
EXCEPTIONS! It doesn't matter if it is lost for 30 seconds. Every time
it fails the engineer should be reducing speed and it should be reported
to the dispatch center that the train is too long for the communication
to work properly. The conductor should be telling the engineer to
reduce speed and to follow the law. 
They want things fixed and they cry but they don't do anything to make
the changes. Everyone wants a quick trip and doesn't care about the
damages it does as a whole. when the crews constantly ignore
opportunities to take a stance for change they hurt everyone else in
the craft. The unions aren't going to help you. You have to help
yourself.  if you are an engineer follow the laws. Do what is expected
by the law. If management intimidates you for doing so report it to the
FRA. The USDOT has a hotline to report serious problems with the
movement of freight across the country. Get involved.

Name: Suck it
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 22 December 2016

Don't complain about Robert Frulla cause if you do then the piece of
garbage will get promoted again. He just about got his stupid self
killed on the Huntington division when he enter DTC territory without
any permission from the dispatcher. Almost hit a train head on while
hi-railing, and he also hit a coal truck on a crossing. It was covered
up nicely. I don't know if you guys really pay attention or not, but
when officials screw up then they get promoted, but when we screw up
then we get put on the street. But, if your Godfather is John Snow then
you'll just get promoted like Frulla..

Name: Laughing my ass off
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 21 December 2016

We here with the International Longshoreman and Warehouse union
members would like to say YOU Railroaders are ALL a BUNCH a BIG Pussies
and shit talkers.

Either vote those Stupid ass fucking lame officers out of offices and
get rid of that International president from the Shitty Pacific (SP)
with the faggot silk suits and the serious goon facial expressions and
get rid of those young faggot dick suckers that are in your committees
and locals. They are stupid as the UP. And believe us, We know, those
fucking assholes are always tearing UP are cars and property.  So stop
with all the bitchin' and ass licking and GROW some fucking
testicles.


WHAT a bunch a pussy railroad guys and queers in the Rail biz in the
USA.

Signed,

ILWU Local 13
Wilmington, Ca (port of LA)

Name: Pissed off 
E-mail: 
Employed as: CSX Customer, for N/A
Posted: 20 December 2016

Keep poking the bee hive CSX. Your service sucks. Treat your employees
better.

Name: Bernie
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 19 December 2016

Ill be marking off FMLA for Xmas.  Eat shit Dave Harris.

Name: Slave
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 19 December 2016

CSX employees are the lowest paid employees of all class 1 railroads. A
basic day should be around $350 on a basic day due to all the horse
crap that we deal with. Our work load has doubled in the past couple of
years do they the increasing the size of the trains and them running
short handed by cutting the boards to the bare minimum. Our union has
sold us out. Your paying dues to get your eyeballs screwed out. You
better wise up folks. You only live once. CSX wants your soul......

Name: Collusion 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 19 December 2016

National Labor Relations Act:

Is one of the best unknown weapons of choice for Union Members who were
collude against by their employer and union organization.

"If they intentionally act against you without a bonafide reason to do
so, they are subject to an unfair labor practice charge."

At least two sworn affidavits from the charging party, and a
witness(s},
is a good start to address your claim(s).

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 15 December 2016

nothing wrong with notifying unions BUT REMEMBER there is a good chance
that unions will cut a deal and 'disappear" the data or say a)we are
working on it, and b) hillary wasn't elected, so we are helpless /
hopeless. DOCUMENT, send to supervisor, copies to your co. e-mail, and
then ALSO to 2 seperate non company e-mails that might survive an
accidental delete of your company e-mail. NOTE: the e mail could be
backed up by a sealed letter MAILED to yourself, not opened, AND try to
write in a clear and clean style that explains in a manner that could be
understood by OSHA, US Magistrate, other smart and literate person that
does NOT know all the RR lingo. Skip the part where you explain the TM
or RFE is gay and you are screwing his wife or dog or both. Focus on
the ONE issue. TWO PROBLEMS, TWO E MAILS. Don't have one long winded,
complex letter that starts when the RR's came together in Utah in 1862
and ends when your dog got bitten by a raccoon. If not a good writer
have someone read it first, the FRA / OSHA / Tort lawyer / US
Magistrate will NOT wade through pages of confusion. Of course, save
your records FOREVER. Good luck.

Name: Retired Now
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 14 December 2016

Oops. A little late.
Con, hope you are better at hog farming than you are at
understanding national rail contracts.  Good Luck.

Name: Retired Now
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 14 December 2016

The last, previous post:
Too many people that have whale-sized mouths but ant-sized balls spout
off. Shouldn't be too hard on them because they probably don't know
any better; are insecure; have complexes; and won't actually ever do
anything helpful. Just be a PITA.  No better - maybe worse in the
management personnel ranks.  Sad, but true.

Name: Con
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 14 December 2016

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 13 December 2016

Hey con,
Where are you gonna be if push ever comes to shove per se?
Leading, following, or just standing back with your tail tucked
between
your legs like all the other worthless PITA big-mouth blowhards that
really never do anything useful.

Well buddy,

I am going to retire and open me a PIG farm in the south for the pork
slaughter houses and hire me some wet -backs to tend to them and treat
them better than CSX treats their employees.  Farmer john and other
buyers like McDonalds will be my customers. So remember when YOU eat my
PORK, You are eating something I nourished and will help harden those
artaries. Shukin"

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 13 December 2016

Hey con,
Where are you gonna be if push ever comes to shove per se?
Leading, following, or just standing back with your tail tucked between
your legs like all the other worthless PITA big-mouth blowhards that
really never do anything useful.

Name: Donald
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 13 December 2016

George,

You and Dick can kiss my A&*ss...I don't want no stupid train named
after me, And not NO CSXT train either, Those guys are weak.

Name: George W.Bush
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years
Posted: 13 December 2016

Hey all you CSX Suck asses's

George Walker Bush here, I was wondering since the great and powerful
UP has done the UP 4141 G W BUSH locomotive with the air force one as
the tribute to me, how about doing one by the CSX for Donald Trump , my
Repub buddy who collaborated with the Russian's to get that piece of
crap lady Hilary Clinton who you all backed as a pro-labor union and
worker backer?  I would love to see the CSX 6969 with DONALD TRUMP
painted across the sides of the locomotive, with grinning and smiling
employees of the SMART and BLE operating it.


Thanks!

George

Name: Eng
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 13 December 2016

Con

THEY WANT MORE FOR A BASIC DAY LIKE
THE CP HAS IT. BULLSHIT...180 MILES SUCKS AND WILL. 


                        ----------------------


I have thought for some time, we would finally get to a point where an
hourly wage, with OT after 8- hours, would be a better than the milage.
Think we’re to that point? For sure, everyone would give the Company
110% rules compliance.

Name: Con
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 12 December 2016

UTU AND BLE NATIONAL CONTRACT NEGIOATIONS BETWEEN THE CARRIERS HAVE
BROKEN DOWN AND THE CARRIERS DON'T WANT TO WORK OUT DETAILS...

WHAT KIND OF DETAILS?? LIKE WITH DONALD " DUMP TRUCK"  TRUMP IN
OFFICE NOW THE CARRIERS WANT TO GO FOR THE ONE-MAN TRAIN CREW, ENGINEER
ONLY RUN FOR THE MONEY.  THEY WANT MORE FOR A BASIC DAY LIKE
THE CP HAS IT. BULLSHIT...180 MILES SUCKS AND WILL.  I THINK NOW FELLAS
IT TIME TO SHOW SOME FIRE UNDER THAT ASS!! WE HAVE ALL PUT UP FOR IT FOR
A VERY LONG TIME AND WITH THE WAY ITS GOING, ITS TIME TO START FUCKING
THINGS UP FOR ALL 5 OF THE CARRIERS. NO MORE ASS SUCKING AND ASS
KISSING NEWBIES....TIME IS NOW!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years
Posted: 08 December 2016

Are the blue collar\working class trump fans paying any attention to
the us president-elect's cabinet choices?  Look out...........

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Crew Dispatcher, for 30+ years
Posted: 08 December 2016

Laughing Conductor for 1-10 yrs.:
Interesting post, the long 1st part.  Normally, usually, - the vast
majority of the time, train crew members prefer & want "flip trips",
especially during holidays.

Name: laughing
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 07 December 2016

Corp

IF you really are from corporate (which I highly doubt) then why in the
hell don't you get off your ass and get out here and see what is really
going on. There is so much idiotic crap going on it will make your head
spin.  Want a good example?  No? Well your going to get one!   the
reason the company is so damn broke is because they will spend a
million just to save a dime. 
They got 3 trains running to an away from home terminal and there ARE
NO CREWS CHECKED INTO THE HOTEL!  They turn all three crews back home
and no one is there to protect scheduled trains. Six hours later they
order a dead head from the home terminal to come down and flip on a
train that was clearly on the schedule. It takes over 3  hours for the
crew to deadhead to the train. The crew has 2 hours to report so
that's over 11 HOURS TO GET TO THE DAMN TRAIN.  Now if they would have
put one of the crews into the hotel they would have been rested for the
train. Now they got 2 crews to pay and a deadhead trip which everyone
knows cost them more than the hotel charges to put them up for 10
hours.  What kind of idiotic moron would think that this is good
business.  I could give you a million examples of the stupid wasteful
spending you nut jobs do every single day. And guess who pays for it. 
THE HARD WORKING MEN IN THE TRENCHES THAT MAKE THIS RAILROAD RUN. THE
ONES WHO SIT IN THE HOTELS ON THE HOLIDAYS WHILE YOU PLAY AT HOME WITH
YOUR MONOPOLY GAMES.  WE GET A SHITTY BOUNS IF ANY WHILE YOUR
SUPERVISORS GET SAFETY BONUSES FOR US WORKING SAFELY. HOW THE HELL DO
YOU JUSTIFY GIVING A SUPERVISOR A BONUS BECAUSE THERE WERE NO  INJURIES
OR ACCIDENTS ON HIS TERRITORY. HE DIDNT WORK SAFE. HE DIDNT PREVENT
ACCIDENTS. THE CREWS DO THIS. WE WORK SAFE. SO WHERE IF OUR DAMN SAFETY
BONUS?
Answer this one. How can a supervisor write up a conductor for
accidently leaving a lock off a switch after he threw it to use it for
a switching move when this same supervisor has been told a dozen times
that another switch right next to it cant be locked because the latch
hole is broke on one side and wont hold a lock?  That switch is still
sitting there 3 month later broken and on a main line. YOU LEAD BY
EXAMPLE. TIME TO CLEAN HOUSE AND GET SOME NEW CHIEFS IN TOWN!
Happy frickin merry Christmas.   Enjoy YOUR BONUS IN LAS VEGAS!

Name: Trump America
E-mail: drainDswamp.com
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 07 December 2016

To All Train Crews:

Your corrupt union bosses is ripped for a Swamp Draining from the
ground up. Methodically work your way up to the top and don't like
back. It's now or never!!!

Name: Corp 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years
Posted: 06 December 2016

Hogger,

Bonus?  Are you serious?  Do you not see all the fat we trimmed in
2016?  Expect more of the same in 2017.  Bonus.....LOL 

Corp

Name: Hogger
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 06 December 2016

Any news??? 
Haven't heard one thing  about our bonus this year.  Not one letter in
the mail either.  What the hell is going on. how we supposed to decide
how we want to invest it  in time if we don't have any idea how good
or bad it's going to be. What a frickin joke this company is.  We have
to be getting something. Remember our bonus is based on what management
gets. They aren't going to screw them out of everything. But then they
could pull off  another TEAM BUILDING EXCURSION TRIP like they did a few
years ago and give then a big fat spending allowance. Nothing like cash
in the pocket to gamble or play paint ball!

Name: T&E guy Albany Division
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 24 November 2016

Forbes Magazine article on 10 unmistakable signs the company you are
interviewing for is a bad company to work for. CSX pretty much hits all
10 bad company policies. But No. 4 is right on the mark!

No.4
Progressive Discipline

If the handbook talks about Progressive Discipline, get out of Dodge
immediately! You are an adult. You are not a wayward third-grader who
needs to worry about getting sent to the principal’s office.
Progressive Discipline policies that line out the punishments employees
will receive for a first infraction, second infraction, etc. are
holdovers from the Industrial Revolution and have no place in the
Knowledge Economy we are working in now.

Name: Holly Holiday
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 24 November 2016

Too all Railroad industry Brothers and Sisters;

Happy Holiday and be safe!


Holly

Name: Just Frank!
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 19 November 2016

UP Conductor

Larry did throw the train in Emergency! when he heard that something
was wrong UP front while Crown was talking to west colton.

Why do U UP new guys care any ways? You are all the reason the railroad
industry is the way it is today. If you are so interested read the damn
FRA and NTSB reports and talk to your STupid a-hole LC's with the
U-screw U-Union.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 18 November 2016

Where is that utu lc - turned traitor Hershiser?

Name: Golden gun
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 18 November 2016

I see that the fat ass liar Brian Edwards and his partner in crime Joe
Berry were out harassing crews this week. Does it ever stop?  Fat Boys
in action!

Name: UP Conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years
Posted: 18 November 2016

“Everett was in the Toliet and I threw the it in Emergency!”


Now Frank , that’s strange. Larry Hill, the helper engineer,  told me
he put the train in emergency on the rear end. The NTSB report says the
same.

Name: Just Me Frank
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 17 November 2016

Everett was in the Toliet and I threw the it in Emergency!
Tell you it was one HELL of a ride I will never forget !

You youngsters listen up, Don't ever let the Carrier push you or 
your co-workers into anything dangerous that might kill you !

We should have taken a Insorbination charge for the POS train!

Crown and Reece would have been alive and and RICH!

Frank

Name: Sou. Pacific Eng.
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 17 November 2016

To Fran Holland:

Frank, I am a retired LA Division Engineer. I have alway wondered, at
Dike, did you place the train in emergence or did Evertt Crown, your
conductor?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 16 November 2016

Legal, Friend or Family..........
Surely you don't believe anyone in the csx medical dept. can be
trusted any more than anyone in the rest of their management.

Name: CSXSucks!
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 16 November 2016

What the heck happened in Citra Florida guys? Sleeping or red signal
violation? Not calling out signals?

Name: UP Buggersfield Kid
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 16 November 2016

Hey any of you UP guys that read this know where I can find the 
UP collision that happened in 2005? involving a crew that shoved some
cars through a storage siding at Fleta, Ca , south of Mojave

and violated Rule 6.5 and right into a path a train at 40 MPH coming
out of Mojave and they "rolled the power" onto the sides along Sierra
Highway?  I can't find the NTSB or FRA report on that incident.

Thanks

Name: ShittyAss Conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 16 November 2016

Legal

Thanks for letting all us CSXT guys know this. I know I have colon and
prostate cancer brewing big time with this friggin outfit.


CSXT sucks !

Name: Just Frank
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 16 November 2016

UP Engineer

That was at 45 MPH and we derailed at" 90" MPH at MP 486.8 that was 
known as "Dike" on the cutoff.

How much money DO you think I would have made off a FELA claim if I 
sued the pissy ass SP and all the stupid ass officers involved?


SP sucked ass and all the homos there.

Name: Legal
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 10-20 years
Posted: 16 November 2016

Attention all Crews


If you have any doubts on what will be medically covered if you must
mark off sick for a doctors appointment or procedure ordered by you
physician, call the CSX medical department and they will explain to you
what is covered.  It has just come to our attention that several
employees were not aware that colon cancer testing is covered as an
excused exam/illness if you mark off sick to have this done. DO NOT BE
AFRAID TO MARK OFF SICK. You should be allowed no less than 48 hours
off for the procedure. Just recently an employee complained that he had
taken the medication that was necessary to flush the system but was not
aware of how potent the liquid would be. He did schedule the following
day off to have the procedure done. When he was called that morning he
contacted the Chief and the dispatcher requesting he be dead headed
home after arriving at his away from home hotel.He had several giggle
and snicker from both officers and was told they who see what they
could do. Later that evening several crews were dead headed in front of
him and he was left to take a train home. We was unable to do his job
safely and with full attention because he was in the Locomotive
bathroom more than he was in the cab.   DO NOT UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES
COME TO WORK if you have taken anything of this nature. The behavior of
the supervisors towards this employee was deplorable and should never go
unreported. This may have been a funny incident to them but it was not
to the reporting employee. Again, if you have any doubts whether a
medical procedure will be covered if you mark off sick call the CSX
medical department.

Name: Up Engineer
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years
Posted: 15 November 2016

Okay Frank Holland, if you can answer this on, we’ll know you are really
who you say you are. At what speed did you put that run away train in
emergence and what mile post?

Name: Frank Ponce
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 15 November 2016

UP Engineer;

Hello from Saudi. I think he got you! You still bleeding UP yella?

Name: Just Frank
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 15 November 2016

UP Engineer;

That was BOB Waterbury, He was out of SP 760 (W.Colton)

The Engineer on the Helper was Larry Hill.

Now if you are still working for the UP, we are going to raise

your BLE due for the next year to $600 a month for that.


Have a good UP night and thanks.

Frank

Name: SP Engineer
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years
Posted: 15 November 2016

If you are really Frank Holland, Don Lowell, Cogdal, etc. Then tell us,
on the Cajon Pass run-away, who the Lookout/brakeman was on the helper
engine, If you’re in fact all those people, you should know  that.
Also, I’m sure you remember who the Helper Engineer was. Do you? But,
tell us where he went to work, after the Duffy Street wreck. Frank
Holland and Don Lowell would know all that.

Name: Don Lowell
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 14 November 2016

I helped Frank Holland and Reece and Cross almost die that night.

I was a SP company man and I loved to blow the other officers in San
Francisco and allowed those men to run that run away train down Cajon
to their deaths.

I loved the SP and the UP too.


Don Lowell

Bakersfield, Ca

Name: Jason Cogdal 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 14 November 2016

Chad Wibourn is a real UP Fag! We knew that when he came to Roseville
from Salinas, California as a MOP and was from North Platte, NE, Home
of the UPRR homosexual trainmasters and RFE. Fuck YOU Chad

Name: Frank
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 14 November 2016

Yo! Engineer

I had just became a Engineer and was still pretty green and allowed my
co -workers Reece and Crown to put to death for making a stupid
decision. We should have taken the threats of being fired from the
Management. If I would have SUED I would have lost my job as a Engineer
and that has always been my child hood dream. I am now a suck ass BLET
officer. Fuck Daryl Hananha. He is a sell out and helps Carriers like
UP, BNSF and PHL fire their employees without a PLB hearing. Ohhh
well...

Name: Retired SP Engineer
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years
Posted: 14 November 2016

You Eastern Lines Engineers should be so luck to have a General Chairman
as good as Bill (DW) Hannah. He would tear CSX a new ass. He is worth
every penny he gets. For sure, he’s worth more than the BLE President
and the other wothless orifice rectums in Celevland.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 14 November 2016

Dog Caught:

Union members do need to be aware that union officer salaries/expenses
have to be reported via US Department Of Labor reports annually.

Members (via dues) provide the full timers with health insurance & also
a union pension - which supplements their RR Retirement. They
work office type hrs. with weekends & holidays off with no attendance
policy & probably have other perks.

For all that - more should be expected & demanded from them.

Name: Engineer
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 14 November 2016

Hey Frank

Anybody ever show u how to use air dumbass!

Name: Dog Caught
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 14 November 2016

Re; UP Anonymous it looks like you have DW (Bill) Hannah in mind. He is
compensated more that the international president.

www.http://unionfacts.org ...The site will allow you too review the
compensation of any union officer just by searching for your
Division or Local [charter] number.

Name: Frank Holland
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 14 November 2016

Hey how about investigating me?
I didn't SUE the SP when the train I was on
ran out of control with NO dynamic braking to
stop my 13,350 ton pot ash train and I survived and
worked out a deal with the SP and UP to never work
take a pee mountain to LA and West Colton ever again !

I only work the "valley" and I am a BLET officer on the
take again. F U!

My name is Frank Holland and I love the UP and trains.

Choo- Choo!!

Name: Hey Benjamin
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 14 November 2016

Hey Mr. Guy

With all that experienced gained, UPRR is hiring you type of guys!

You think the Military was tough? Try working for the stupid and see 

what its all about? At least it is a job, not a career. 

By the way, check out the industry you are getting into next time YOU 

decide to work in it. This Railroad industry is a piece of shit 

business to be in.


Good Luck!

Name: Bill Wheeler
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 14 November 2016

UP Anynomous

You wouldn't be talking about me and the Bill Hannaha and the other
Western Committee and the other crooks of the Western Committee of the
BLET? Hey ! Everybody is on the take and we are all trying to get what
we can before this whole shitter of a Railroad industry is completely
in the Toliet and with the help of the UTU (SMART) It will surely be
there.

Thanks for bringing out all the BS on the BLET. 

I know you really opened a can of worms.

Name: Benjamin W Guy
E-mail: theguys3794
Employed as: Engine repair, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 14 November 2016

To Mr. Michelle Ward


      On behalf of my wife and family and CSX, I Benjamin Guy believe
that I was wrongfully terminated on June 16,2014. I'm writing you this
letter because it's has been over 2 1/2 years since I was terminated.
I'm retired military 20 plus years, when I got a job at CSX I had a
new career and I was a hard worker I was there everyday I was suppose
to be there. I went through the 4 year apprenticeship program to be a
qualified locomotive electrician in Waycross, Ga. My id no is V8028,
222639 I asking you if you would open an investigation on my
arbitration case because I cannot get any results or answers out of my
union officials.
 I really enjoyed my job as a locomotive electrician and I love working
at CSX. Thank you again for your support of this case

Name: UP ANONYMOUS
E-mail: CLEANupBLET.ORG
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 12 November 2016

To The Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers & Trainmen:

You must investigate the (UP)Western Lines General Committee and the
Local Divisions within the committee. You can start by closely
examining the books. And then you will discover that some of the local
committee officers/members are compensated inconsistent with the bylaws
of the constitution. On average, committee officers are compensated 5
times the national average, and over and above compensation by the
General Committee (Vote awards to the GC). A local legislative rep.
with less than two hundred members earning over forty thousand
dollars.
His combined salary is well over one hundred thousand dollars.

If "INDEPENDENT AUDITORS" reach back five years prior, you will
notice the pattern. How can this blatant money grab from the membership
not be noticed?!

It is also well known that the Committee will turn a blind eye
targeting employees for the benefit of personal gains for corrupt
managers. 

History indicates that Railroads collapse when union officers failed to
hold management accountable for safety and the overall well being of its
members it is entrusted to uphold.... Hence, the Southern Pacific
Railroad no longer exist.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 12 November 2016

The 48 hr. bump (rule, whatever) stemmed from the 1996 National Contract
\ Arbitration Award #559.  Article #12.  Article #12 and the Q&As
associated ALSO stipulate that if you wish to make a seniority move to
a location 30 or more miles away, the 48 hr. rule does not apply and
then can refer to prior practice(s). (Have to call & notify the co.)  

Has csx managed to somehow sidestep the agreed to contract provisions?
Have there been changes/revisions the rank & file is not aware of?
If not, then it's time for a class-action lawsuit and/or strike.

Name: UP CONDUCTOR
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 12 November 2016

FIGHT CSX TRAIN AND ENGINE MEN FIGHT! DON'T LET THE CSX MGT PUSH U
AROUND !!!  GIVE EM HELL AND FU#k WARD AND SANBORN...

Name: UPRR MTO ELA
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 12 November 2016

PLEASE EL CHAPO;

I WILL RAISE ARE RATES ON RECEIVING ALL IMPORTED NARCOTICS FROM EL
MEJICO VIA THE FdM RR AND CSX AND OTHER CARRIERS COMING WEST WITH NO
PROBLEMO.  WE HAVE VERY HYPER HOMOSEXUALS IN WEST HOLLYWOOD WHO NEED
THE CRYSTAL FOR THE SEXUAL BEING THAT THEY ARE AND THEY ARE VERY RICH
DEMORATS THAT NEED THE DRUG. SO NO PROBLEMO PLEASE SHIP VIA RAIL AND
RAISE THE RATES. HOMELAND SECURITY IS ALSO ON THE TAKE ALONG WITH THE
UPRR RAILROAD POLICE AND FBI.

 GRACIAS...

Name: Legal
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for N/A
Posted: 12 November 2016

Help

Everyone who has accrued points through the cap system and was not made
aware from the company that this particular practice was going to become
effective as on October 25th should first send a petition to their
General Chairman's office demanding that they file an appeal with the
International in behalf of all members. The company failed to notify
the employees that a disputed past practice that was allowed to happen
(48 hour rule) was no longer valid and negotiations with their union
had resulted in the enforcement of the 12hr 1 min. rule. IT IS NOT the
sole responsibility of the union to notify its members that the carrier
will be enforcing the language in the availability policy that had been
under dispute. The carrier is legally bound to notify its employee's
of any change in work conditions that may/will result in the said
employee's work or discipline history becoming a threat to their
continued employment. If points have been accessed to your records
these points can impact your continued employment with the company.
These points are considered a form of discipline.  Even though the
original plan included the procedure of using the 12 hr. 1 min. rule,
it was not being enforced because it violated the written rule in the
union agreement allowing a 48 hour procedure for "making a move"
after being displaced. The Union and carrier argued the
meaning/interpretation of the rule and apparently it had been settled
with the carrier having won the dispute.  The carrier is bound to
notify all its employee's  of the outcome and the date that the 12hr 1
min. rule would become set in stone.  All members should file an appeal
to the operations department of the carrier and file a petition with
their local demanding that corrective action be taken. The carrier(CSX)
has a horrible reputation of notifying its employees of any upcoming
rule changes by means of the "RUMOR" mill system.  This practice has
been in place for many many years and employees have become accustomed
to it.  This is not a legal means of notification. Gossip and rumors
are not legal and binding. Now is the time to challenge this practice
and put and end to it once and for all.

Name: HELP
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 11 November 2016

UTU brothers


Did anyone find anything in writing from the company stating they were
enforcing the 12 hr 1 minute rule to mark up after being displaced.  I
keep hearing they lost the 48 hour rule a couple of months ago and the
union agreed to enforce the rule.   I didn't get a single email or
letter. No notice or anything that this was going to take place October
25th.  I got a bunch of points 2 weeks ago because I didn't know this
had been settled. If the company was going to start putting points of
your caps then how come their wasn't a system notice of bulletin out
on it. We have been looking for 3 days now and we cant find it in
writing. I didn't get anything in the mail either. I marked back up
every single time within 24 hours but that was too late.  I don't
think this is fair that the company can ruin your record like that
without giving everyone a fair notice that we lost our union agreement
rule and would be enforcing their language in the availability policy!

Name: cond.
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 11 November 2016

Traindispatcher

That bulletin you are talking about covered the qualification
joke/questionaire that came out on the system for everyone to view and
correct any qualification mistakes that were made. Myself along with a
dozen guys got together and went over the thing with a fine tooth comb.
We did exactly what the bulletin explained to do. we wrote down every
single qualification that was wrong/bogus and turned it into our
supervisors and corrected the errors. It stated very clearly that you
were supposed to turn a list into your supervisor and THEY WERE
supposed to make sure it was given to crew management to be corrected.
Half the junk on the qualification screen was so wrong it wasn't even
funny.  I personally stood next to a guy that is qualified in one
direction like me and has been on the same exact jobs, but he had
things on his qualification list that I didn't have. We works the same
terminals and same industries but yet our list didn't even begin to
match. So you see, once again the company has done what is always does.
Puts out bull crap bulletin with bull crap info that isn't any better
than the toilet paper they put in crew packs. Oh, and the supervisors
just laughed when they were handed our list. They said "Yeah" we will
get right to this as they tossed to the side and laughed!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 10 November 2016

They call because it is in the agreement: a must do when shorthanded;
are supposed to offer work by calling/running seniority rosters -
claims can be filed if they don't (HA, be yrs. collecting those); but
surely because it benefits them as some people do take the calls. Is a
PITA seemingly never ending cycle.

Name: STRESSED OUT
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 10 November 2016

CREW MANAGEMENT!!!!


FOR THE LOVE OF GOD WILL  YOU PLEASE QUIT CALLING ME TO TAKE JOBS THAT
RUN EAST. YOU KNOW DAMN WELL IM NOT QUALIFIED EAST OUT OF AVON. YOU
KNOW THIS BECAUSE I HAVE TOLD YOU. MY WIFE HAS TOLD YOU. HOW MANY TIMES
DO YOU HAVE TO BE TOLD TO QUIT WAKING ME UP IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT
WHILE I AM TRYING TO GET MY REST. QUIT WAKING UP MY WIFE UNNECCASSARILY
JUST TO RUN YOUR ROSTERS. YOU SHOULD HAVE IT FIGURED OUT BY NOW THAT IM
NOT QUALIFIED THAT WAY. DO YOU JUST WANT TO MAKE MY LIFE A LIVING HELL.
DO YOU WANT ME TO GET KICKED OUT MY HOUSE AND DIVORCED. WHY DO YOU
HARASS ME SO MUCH. DO YOU GET A THRILL OUT OF THIS. WHY CANT YOU MAKE A
SIMPLE LIST OF PEOPLE YOU KNOW ARE NOT QUALIFIED BOTH DIRECTIONS. IS
YOUR BOSS BREATHING DOWN YOUR KNECK TO CALL ME AND EVERYONE WHO IS NOT
QUALIFIED HOPING WE TAKE IT LIKE STUPIED IDIOTS AND VIOLATE FRA LAW. 
WHAT DO YOU WANT FROM ME. FOR THE LOVE OF GOD WILL YOU PLEASE JUST
LEAVE ME ALONE! IM BEGGING YOU. PLEASE DONT MAKE ME FILE ETHICS CHARGES
AGAINST YOU. PLEASE DONT MAKE ME SEND A LETTER TO MICHAEL WARD BEGGING
HIM TO STOP YOU. GOD WILL YOU PLEASE HAVE A HEART!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 09 November 2016

Trump wins:
Be sure to remember this post AND be sure to post again 4 years from
now & let everyone know how well you & your family fare then.

Name: TRUMP WINS
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 09 November 2016

AMERICA IS GREAT AGAIN...! CORRUPT POLITICIANS AND MAIN STREAM
MEDIA,YOUR DAYS ARE NUMBERED!

Name: INDY OFFICE
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years
Posted: 08 November 2016

All T&E Employees


The following names and numbers are your contacts if you work in the
Indianapolis area. Please do not hesitate to contact one of the
inspectors for your area. They will be more than happy to assist you
with any problems that you may be encountering in your terminal.

Robert Crawford- Operating rules inspector-817-235-5397

Pat Walsh-Mechanical department-317-294-2422 

Ryan Tabor-Hazmat inspector-312-519-0670

Again, do not hesitate to contact the appropriate inspector with any
concerns that you may have.   Have a safe day!

Name: UNION SCREWED
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 08 November 2016

ALL CONDUCTORS

Did any of you get left out of the loop that the company was going to
start giving you points on your caps if you didn't place yourself
after being bumped in 12 hours and 1 minute?  I didn't get one single
letter in the mail from the company or one email from my local chairman
of the general chairman's office. A bunch of us went through the system
bulletins and notices and didn't find one single thing warning us that
the 48 hour rule in our agreement was lost and the company won the 12
hour rule. This is bull shitz. I got 10 points on my record in just 2
weeks because Im on the bottom of seniority and I keep getting
displaced just about every week. I was told today that is was just
supposed to be 1 point but they are giving the same amount of points as
if you are marked off sick!  This is bull that the company didn't mail
us a letter or put out a bulletin or notice to us. I think this might
be a cause to call a labor lawyer. The company cant just start
enforcing a rule without notifying its employees. I think it is illegal
for them to expect our unions to be the one to do it.  Anyone else
getting hammered on this new rule????

Name: El Chapo Guzman Jr.
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 07 November 2016

If Trump gets elected, the railroad will double their drug shipping
rates from Mexico to East Los Angeles.

Democrats are a little softer on crime!

Hillary Clinton for President

Name: beaten cond.
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 06 November 2016

EX TM

If you really are an ex tm then my hats off to you. No one with any
heart at all would put up with the crap the company forces on them in
your position. I too have spoken to several tm's who said the hell
with this abuse.  Just cant do that to hard working people who are just
trying to make a living. They pic their targets and then watch
everything they do and every place they go. They have people watching
them when they go to other terminals and divisions. Its a real shame
they just cant let people work and treat them fairly. Yeah, we got some
lazy bad apples out their but that expected in any industry. But when
everyone is trying to do the best they can and the supervisors have to
get out and find someone to hammer just for the unethical company jerks
in Jacksonville it makes everyone hate the company and the job.  The
biggest problem going on right now is the supervisors twisting and
manipulating the rules to suit a failure. We just had a guy failed on
placing a brake stick on the same car he was riding on. The rules are
real black and white. Says do not place a break stick where it could
cause a tripping and fall hazard. HOW IN THE HELL IS A CONDUCTOR GOING
TO TRIP OVER A BRAKE STICK WHEN HE IS RIDING THE SIDE OF A CAR AND ITS
HANDING ON A LADDER. They told him it my fly off and hit him so he was
getting a failure for not putting it in a safe place. We hang them on
the side of a car all the time. Have been doing it for years. So it all
boils down to them needing a failure or the just want the guy. They are
always coming up with crap like this and pulling new rules out of their
hats. People need to step up to the plate and challenge these failures.
They need to bombard the rules departments with these failures and
demand they give a hard core interpretation of what they wrote. They
did this about 6 years ago when the supervisors went crazy for failure
counts and raped the hell out of the rules. Its starting again and you
can bet your bottom dollar its because the school has been shut down
and its overhead just sitting their is bleeding them dry!

Name:  
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Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 02 November 2016

Re: Drug Train Witnesses:

Your information was in part, confirmed.

Name: 
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Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 01 November 2016

up conductor,

were you even around in 1985?
If you were, do you not remember how tough things were in those days?

King Anti-Union Reagan & his regime in place; rail business way, way
down; - it was often said at the time that the boxcar business was
finished.
Myself, I had over 8 yrs. seniority & got furloughed. Took some big
changes to put a lot of RRers back to work: took some time; ie: the
Staggers Act-Deregulation, Contract Agreements, & more.  

Too many rag on the rail unions.  Well, as crappy as it does seem at
times, just imagine working for this outfit non-union.   No doubt
things could & would be worse for workers.

Name: yep
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 01 November 2016

The direct number for the CSX manager on the Northern Region in case you
can't get in touch with a crew caller is 904-332-3785.  This is the
number for train masters and local chairman but most of the managers
are more than happy to help out.

Name: UP Conductor
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Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 01 November 2016

Legal

Thanks for the news. UTU has always been in bed with the carrier.

............................................................................................


HELL! That’s not news. It goes way back to 1985, when UTU Pres. Harden
sold all of us down the drain, including the BLE.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 01 November 2016

We figured the carriers would come up with something after the RSIA.
UTU agreed to the dictatorship style CAPS policy?  Don't think so.
If in fact the 1 point per day of displacement was accepted it has to
be because csx wanted 10 points per day.

Name: Now that really sucks
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Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 31 October 2016

Legal

Thanks for the news. UTU has always been in bed with the carrier.

Bunch of low down sell out pieces of Crap.

Name: legal
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Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 30 October 2016

ALL CONDUCTORS!!!!!!

LISTEN UP AND LISTEN UP GOOD! THE UTU AND ITS LOCAL CHAIRMAN HAVED
DROPPED THE BALL ON NOTIFYING ALL OF ITS MEMBERS THAT THE COMPANY AND
UNION HAVE AGREED THAT ALL CONDUCTORS WHO HAVE BEEN BUMPED HAVE 12 HRS
AND 1 MINUTE TO PLACE THEMSELVES OR THEY WILL BE ACCESSED 1 POINT ON
THEIR CAPS RECORDS. THIS POLICY TOOK EFFECT ON OCTOBER 25TH. GO TO THE
EMPLOYEE GATEWAY AND REVIEW THE CAPS POLICY. READ THE QUESTION AND
ANSWER SECTION. YOU WILL SEE THE OPTION TO VIEW IT ON THE PAGE WHERE
YOUR POINTS ARE DISPLAYED. 

QUESTION 3 AND QUESTION 8 ARE THE MOST IMPORTANT. READ! READ! READ IT!
IF YOUR LOCAL CHAIRMAN DOES NOT HAVE YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS YOU ARE NOT
GETTING NOTIFIED. IF HE DOES AND YOU DID NOT GET AN EMAIL FROM HIM THEN
YOU NEED TO CALL YOUR GENERAL CHAIRMAN AND DEMAND HE PUT YOU ON AN EMAIL
LIST FOR NOTIFICATION OF ALL AGREEMENT/SIDE LETTER RULING THAT THE UNION
AND CARRIER HAVE SIGNED SEALED AND DELIVERED THIER JOHN HENRY ON. 

ALSO ONE MORE VERY IMPORTANT FACT THAT WAS LEFT OUT IS WHAT TO DO IF
YOU ARE DISPLACED AND HAVE NO WHERE TO GO. IF YOU CAN NOT FIND A PLACE
TO GO BECASUE YOU ARE A NEWER EMPLOYEE WITH LITTLE SENIORITY THEN YOU
MUST AND I REPEAT MUST CALL CMC AND NOTIFY THEM YOU HAVE NO WHERE TO GO
IN THE 12 HOUR TIME FRAME AND THEY NEED TO MAKE YOU A PLACE ON THE EXTRA
BOARD OR EXEMPT YOU FROM BEING ACCESSED ANY POINTS ON YOUR CAPS RECORD.
IF THEY WONT PLACE YOU THEN IMMEDIATEY NOTIFY YOUR LOCAL CHAIRMAN AND
DEMAND TO TALK TO A CREW MANAGER. 
WE ALL KNOW WHAT KIND OF JOKE THAT IS SO IF YOU CAN NOT GET THROUGH TO
THE MANAGER LEAVE A VOICE MAIL AND MAKE SURE YOU TELL HIM/HER THAT YOU
ARE ATTEMPTING TO FIND A PLACE TO WORK AND  DEMAND THAT YOU NOT BE
ACCESSED ANY POINTS PER THE CAPS POLICY.
THIS IS GOING TO BE A MESS AND MANY NEWER EMPLOYEES ARE GOING TO HAVE A
PROBLEM WITH THIS. DO NOT WAIT UNTIL THE LAST MINUTE TO NOTIFY THE CMC
THAT YOU HAVE NO WHERE TO GO.

Name: 
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Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 30 October 2016

Hand-thrown track switches.... never rely totally 100% on switch-stand
targets.  No matter what you're used to or where you are. 
Have seen too many of 'em screwed up, even though the MOW dept. can
try their best to keep them up & in place the way(s) intended.  
Check, look at the switch points; especially when it's a facing point
move/moves forward or back, into a track.   Do as you wish.

Name: Boxcar
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for N/A
Posted: 29 October 2016

TEY

Read your operating rules! States very clearly switch targets WILL
correspond with proper movement.  If the targets don't then take it to
the super. Of your yard! Problem is the idiots who put them out and
don't understand what a diverging movement and a straight is.  So
learn your yard pattern. Targets are there for a reason. Your running
in dark territory on an ec1 you count on that target to tell you the
way it's lined when your running full track speed.  You don't slow
down and creep up to a switch to make sure it's right.  Start that
shit on the main line and see how far that gets you. You got switches
missing targets in your yard report them.  Get them fixed. If they
won't then call the ethics hot line. Call the safety department. Make
them do their jobs. Safety is a way of life per csx. Make them put
their money were their mouths are! Avon has a few screwed up and some
missing. Supervisors know about them but are turning their heads.
Someone gets through a bad one it's all on the supervisors. They have
been told and warned. Safety is not their first priority.

Name: TEY
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Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 29 October 2016

Guys and Girls;

Check your switch points before making a movement over a switch in a
facing and trailing movement move over a switch. Do not rely on the
targets. Please. You will be dismissed if you go on the ground.

Use your head!

Name: 
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Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 27 October 2016

BEWARE IN BUFFALO, COMING DOWN HARD ON T&E DUE TO RASH OF HUMAN FACTOR
DERAILMENTS.

Name: ...
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Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 24 October 2016

R  J.  S. T. U  Z. T. S. T  I. L. L. P. I. G. S. G. E. T  W. H. A. T P.
I. G. S. D. E. S. E. R. V. E

Name: Chad Wilbourn
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Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years
Posted: 18 October 2016

Stop your crying over there at CSX. I kicked all the Conductors and
Engineers tail ends in Roseville and got this promotion to VP.
Operations here in Texas now and I DO give good "head".  So if you do
what I have done you to can become a railroad Officer and get promoted.

Just learn to blow really good and pimp your wife off like I have done
Leslie.

Name: same boat
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 18 October 2016

Stressed out


IM right there with you man!   I work on the greatlakes and we have the
same system going down on the pools. Im getting bounced around just like
you. I tried to get a PB day and they told me to much manpower shortage.
 Someone needs to tell them that piss poor planning on the companies
part doesn't constitute an emergency on ours. No bodies fault they are
short as hell but theirs. They are sending more conductors off to
engineer school at the end of the month. That just going to make us
more run into the dirt if they don't call people back off the street
to fill their shortages they are going to create. What the hell is
wrong with this company is right!   The frickin road foreman are
telling the engineers if they want a scheduled rest day to demote
themselves by getting back on the XB to get a day off!  Can you believe
that shit. Tell someone to demote themselves. Go on a job that doesn't
pay shit and give up your seniority rights just to get a scheduled day
off. And this company calls itself ethical. Would be nice if everyone
in the public got on this site and read what the hell is really going
on. Rest and some guaranteed time at home is important as hell for
anyone! So much for the safe way is the right way! Time to mark off
sick!!!!!!

Name: not fooled
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Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years
Posted: 18 October 2016

DAD

Why would you post under corporate office. There is no way in hell you
were ever corporate with your spelling skills.  Looks like there is a
topic someone in Jacksonville doesn't like and you just crawled out
from under one of their rocks to distract. Piss poor try.
Is it the post on the horrible road conditions in the yard at Roselake?
Maybe the man power shortage that is so bad that no one can get one
minutes peace because the phone rings constantly? How about someone not
having a scheduled off day for several weeks. 
I heard that several engineers were called and begged by the crew
callers to step DOWN as conductors to work to fill shortages because
they ran out of conductors. Also heard engineers had balls and told
them to stick it and call back the men furloughed on the streets. Its
being reported that the crew callers have been so stressed out because
they cant fill jobs that they have started harassing and threatening
people on the phones and violating the union agreement left and right.
They aren't running the rosters right and messing up really bad. The
crew manager is getting phone calls left and right because the crew
callers are way out of line and are talking to people like they are
trash. If they keep this up there wont be any rail service out of the
greatlakes because of everyone taking the miscalls they are threatening
everyone with.  The ethics charges are getting ready to fly.  I hope the
csx human resource department has enough people to handle the crap
that's getting ready to hit the fan!

Name: Post N/Numbers
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Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 16 October 2016

Monster Board With Names And Numbers:

Lets create our owned villein board with names and numbers of your
ethically challenged manager and union officers (blet//utu). 

If there's questionable patterns in their behavior, that we all need
to know.

Name: Can U tell us?
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Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years
Posted: 15 October 2016

Can you tell us what employees that Chad Wilbourn had fired to get
promoted and what Union officers where paid off to have that done?

We here at UP in train service would like to know that and get to the 
bottom of the selling out.

  Thank you for getting back.

Name: Former_HR
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 1-10 years
Posted: 13 October 2016

In reply to...

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 13 October 2016

to former HR:
               WHO IS THE FORMER WELLS FARGO HR PERSON NOW AT CSX?
WHAT
POSITION DID HE HAVE AT WELLS FARGO? ANY IDEA WHEN HE LEFT WELLS?
THANKS!

Do a search of LinkedIn to find names. This person joined CSX HR HQ
around 1 year ago. Pulled from the depths of the Wells Fargo bad habits
after several years with Wells Fargo HR HQ.

This person has a similar position at CSX as with Wells Fargo and plays
a central role in shaping hiring policy and practices for CSX impacting
all jobs, Union and Management.

All of this is publicly available information.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 13 October 2016

to former HR:
               WHO IS THE FORMER WELLS FARGO HR PERSON NOW AT CSX? WHAT
POSITION DID HE HAVE AT WELLS FARGO? ANY IDEA WHEN HE LEFT WELLS?
THANKS!

Name: Former_HR
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 1-10 years
Posted: 12 October 2016

CSX HR Fun Fact Time

Although publically available information, you might not have not have
noticed this…

How can CSX HR make more mistakes and hire the wrong people? Simple.
Bring in someone who played a central role in helping Wells Fargo hire
people for years! That is exactly what CSX HR has done.

This has been your CSX HR Fun Fact of the Day.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 11 October 2016

CSX is a lying cheating company run by a Isi calleD iron first no they
care about safety it's about knowing they have to the power to fire
you fuck CSX

Name: Dan Schudak
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 10 October 2016

My good buddy Chad Wibourn give very good H&^D to get where he is at ,
and has sold out so many BLE and UTU Engineers and Trainman, UP has
bank rolled to union to get where UP is today.  Chad Wilbourn is a real
CO*Ksucker!! and and UP corporate one at that too!!

Name: UP RV Trainman
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 08 October 2016

Hey Guys;

That is true Chad Wilbourn is a UP officer faggot. He helped pay off
some UTU officers to get some people on out HUB fired. HE is a POS!!

And a Good C(*Ksucker, His wife Leslie blows all the Hoggers on out
hub.

Name:  
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 07 October 2016

Wilbourn is a UP Vice President (In Name Only) with an internet degree
from Trump University....Supposedly bankrolled several union officers
in targeting (firing) employees for an easy promotion!!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 07 October 2016

Alright, OK.   What the hell is and/or who the hell is, Chad Wilbourn?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 07 October 2016

Chad Wilbourn, AVP from union pacific, graduated from Madison University
which is a diploma mill and no longer exists.

Name: Blowovercsx
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Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 06 October 2016

Let's go hurricane,  let's go......let's go hurricane,  let's
go..... let's go Matthew let's go,...... come on people let's us all
stand up and root for hurricane  Mathew to hit CSX HQ

Name: Hatecsx
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 05 October 2016

Let's hope hurricane Matthew makes a direct hit on 500 water water
Street Jacksonville florida.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 04 October 2016

In reply to Former_HR, Corporate Office 1-10 yrs. post:

So.......if csx management truly believes that -- when are employees
going to be treated well?


Full time office people are ignorant.  Doesn't mean dumb\stupid.
Means they have no clue at all as to what it's really like to work for
csx "out in the field" on a regular day-to-day basis, each & every
craft, account most - if not all, have no true experience.

Name: Former_HR
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 1-10 years
Posted: 04 October 2016

Mr. Manager,

The fact that your employer pays you, does not make them a "good"
employer. It makes them simply an "employer."

For CSX to be a "good" employer, CSX would need to treat its
employees well.

If you think CSX treats its employees well, try reading this website,
or talking with a few employees outside of Jacksonville.

HR professionals know that when you treat employees well, they often
work harder, show up on time, follow through on the details, and stay
longer. When you treat them poorly, it results in lost revenue, which
pushes the stock price lower and lower and lower. 

The bottom line is that the bottom line gets better when you treat your
employees well.
 
Even CSX seems to know what I am saying is true: “People Make the
Difference.”



Name: Mr Manager
E-mail: Pasnthru00@gmail.com 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years
Posted: 03 October 2016

I must say that CSX has been good to me,  not one single check they
have
written has bounced and 2 kids through school and college. About to
purchase my 3rd home, and have purchased 6 new vehicles over the
years.
So, nothing or a company is perfect but im not either. I love me some
CSX. So if your disgruntled because you were reprimanded amd possibly
lost your job because your that great model of employee that every
company would love to hire then keep your chin up, if your as good as
you say you are then companies will be beating your door down to hire
you shortly.
If your furloughed and lost your job, my hats off to you and wish i
could help.

Name: whatthef...k
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 04 October 2016

Crews

Im new at this game that csx plays so Im not up on all the games they
play. Does anyone know why they wont let you look at your vacation
entitlement or allow you to bid on a personal day or vacation day on
the mainframe at home.  I cant put in for my yearly vacation either. It
says that its an invalid selection for internet users for each one  of
them.  Now Im going to have to drive to the terminal or go in early in
order to bid on my vacation and look at what's available. trying to do
that on the phone on that stupid IVR is a pain in the butt. why would
they block us from looking at this info on the mainframe.  Surely they
don't think its some kind of security crap!

Name: Crazy train
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 03 October 2016

MR MANAGER  You're a special kind of stupid... Your momma should have
swallowed you like she has with the rest of the men.... CSX SUCKS 



Name: Mr Manager
E-mail: Pasnthru00@gmail.com 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years
Posted: 03 October 2016

I must say that CSX has been good to me,  not one single check they
have
written has bounced and 2 kids through school and college. About to
purchase my 3rd home, and have purchased 6 new vehicles over the
years.
So, nothing or a company is perfect but im not either. I love me some
CSX. So if your disgruntled because you were reprimanded amd possibly
lost your job because your that great model of employee that every
company would love to hire then keep your chin up, if your as good as
you say you are then companies will be beating your door down to hire
you shortly.
If your furloughed and lost your job, my hats off to you and wish i
could help.

Name: Me
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 03 October 2016

Brakeman for 20-30 years

   Mind your own damned business, work your turn, and quit worrying so
much about what others are doing.  When did it become your business to
involve yourself in what others are doing when they are off FMLA. 
It's guys like you that have drank the CSX Kool-Aid that have sold
their soles to the CSX devils in Jacksonville that are so miserable at
work and are jealous of those that can afford to take off when they
want.  Keep looking at the layoff board everyday to see who is off FMLA
and keep bitching and complaining about those that are off, you are
truly Pathetic. :) and Fuck you.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for 20-30 years
Posted: 03 October 2016

watch out all you fmla abusers. bnsf has been firing people for " not
having enough minimum monthly hours" (not sure of the  official name
for it).soon as csx sees how it goes on bnsf, sure as shit csx will
make it a new rule. also soon new York state law will force employers
to pay  people who are off fmla. how long do you think csx is gonna pay
the same guy who marks off 4 time a month for his fmla.

Name: corp
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years
Posted: 30 September 2016

NOTICE


AS of this morning it has been officially announced that all crews that
were left over working in Ravenna area are now laid off. The mechanics
were let go in 2000 and now the rest have been cut loose.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 29 September 2016

CSX SUCKS is right it does suck I hope the get get rid of all there work
and small guys it will bite um in the ass some day they try to bully
everyone not Gona work forever give up there yards and hump yards and
everyone will move outa there way lmao othrpeople have needs they
don't build all the rail tax payers do too give um a grant to build
inertermobile for 300 jobs that pay shit non union wages and shit
health care then cut jobs in half what a scam they suck

Name: REWARD
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 29 September 2016

A REWARD OF $100,000.00 IS BEING OFFERED FOR INFORMATION LEADING TO THE
ARREST AND CONVICTION OF ANY RAILROAD OR UNION OFFICER, WHO KNOWINGLY
PARTICIPATED IN THE TRANSPORTING OF DRUGS [BY RAIL] FROM MEXICO. AND
ASSISTED IN FACILITATING THE DELIVERY UPON INTERMEDIARY AND FINAL
TERMINAL DELIVERIES.


REFERENCE Article dated September 12, 2016 #CSX-Sucks.com #Special
Agent(s)retired.

Wikileaks Contact Information:

http://wlchatc3pjwpli5r.onion

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 29 September 2016

got banned for being a union rep.fuck csx.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 28 September 2016

What the csx trans. co. cares about:
Profits - for investors\stock holders, big bucks & windfalls for all
their big shots, keeping the lame government agencies & unions off
their back.
Care very little, if at all, for employees, small-time customers,
and the general public.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 27 September 2016

I have read on here 2 customers are leaving CSX because of crew
shortages and i bet CSX does not even care. They don't care about
customers or employees, so can someone tell me what they do care about?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 26 September 2016

Csx is worse than Wells Fargo when it tells its lower management to find
ways to fire people for any reason to keep up with the accidents they
train these guys whisle blower protection is not there in the stock run
company's csx will find away just like Wells Fargo to blame the little
man for reporting shit to ethics line of fFRA it's the truth iWork
here and deal with every day FRA prob in there back pocket

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: CSX Customer, for N/A
Posted: 26 September 2016

To the person that said CSX is run by clowns..you are right. My industry
was not serviced for 2 days last week and was not serviced over the
weekend. Now when I talk to the terminal manager he told me there was a
problem with a locomotive and they had no backup locomotives. Now when
the crew shows up this morning they tell me it was not true that the
real reason was crew shortages. So because CSX is refusing to recall
people my business should suffer? Productivity fell sharply last week
because of CSX not by my people and we bear the responsibility. No
longer..I will be on the phone today with NORFOLK SOUTHERN..Lets see if
they can get the job done.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 25 September 2016

Now the ones that moved their families , qualified for free for months ,
are FURLOUGHED.  Never been a fan of working for free.
#Donaldwillchangethings ,,,,,,,,,,,,
#moreofthesamewithHillary--Crooked#governmentworkersshouldntgetrichofftaxpayers

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 25 September 2016

I no longer complain about FMLA. The truth is that after CSX forced
people to relocate many had to get FMLA so they could just have the
opportunity to go home. In my view its wrong that everyone is governed
under the same attendance policy..some boards have 2 off days, some
have 1, others have no off days. So the boards with 1 or no off days
are the ones that CAPS hurt the most. Thats unfair that the only way a
persob can get off is to mark off sick. You can forget marking off
personal business with the boards cut way too low. CSX knows its a
problem but they dont care. So now people get FMLA so they can mark off
as needed..CSX has created this monster..I bet if Sanborn needs a day
off she doesn't have any points taken..Sanborn has killed
CSX..employee morale was already low before she set on the throne.
Anyway every employee should have FMLA..this place is the reason my
stress is high as well as my blood pressure..time to apply

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 24 September 2016

For sure, csx is not employee friendly.  And helped create the present
FMLA mess with their attendance policies; their pathetic, pitiful,
uncaring attitude towards employees and/or an employees' family
member(s) with medical conditions. Many workers are granted FMLA
mark-off rights for very good reasons. 

However, the legal ability to mark-off work should not be abused. 
Those that have continuous medical issues to deal with, whether self or
family, ought to at least consider doing something else to earn a
living. 

If a job, jobs, or even terminals are abolished = yeah, that's a
hardship not easily overcome.  Get over it - it's nothing new. Check
into - read some history. Many times in the past, not only were some
jobs abolished, some terminals closed,  entire railroad companies went
out of business & thousands had to relocate, were furloughed for years,
or were forced out of the RR industry altogether. I myself have had to
relocate three times and have driven thousands of highway miles to go
to work at distant terminals. Was either that or resign.  Like csx,
life can suck.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 24 September 2016

I guess Mr. FMLA is fortunate enough that his terminal was not closed
and is not working 200+ miles from his home. CSX has forced people to
get FMLA because they are an abusive employer...this company is
horrible to work for..they don't have to be but they choose to be. I
will say Mr. FMLA if you did not have FMLA abd you got forced to
relocate to work you would be acquiring it for sure. Not everyone has
the ability to sell their house or relocate their famlies. So quit
bitching Mr. FMLA..you have no right to bitch

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: <