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Courtesy and Professional CSX Style

You'll do what yer told, you little &%#$@!!!

    CSX likes to picture itself as a company where all of it's employees, customers, and contractors are treated with the highest levels of courtesy, professionalism, and respect. The employees, customers, and contractors know differently....



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: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 21 May 2017

So I hear things like avon sucks and it's terrible there, and comments
about combining pools and things. I think alot of us would appreciate
it if you could let us in on what's going on and where so we can get a
better understanding of what's going on with our jobs and what could
possibly be heading our way. 

What is happening at these places that are making it so bad? What
changes have you seen? What happened with the pools and how has it
affected you? How many jobs did it wipe out? I'm in new castle, and we
changed a few trainmasters. Allen Hall, tm, left today for avon. Another
guy came here a few weeks ago. So far, changing train symbols and
reorganizing freight on different trains, and doing our work a little
differently on line of road is about all we've seen. They added some
utility jobs and are in the process of calling some guys back. We lost
a new castle to wallbridge pool, but guys say that was coming for a
while. 

I'm not by any means sticking up for anyone or saying some don't have
it bad. Just thought I'd share what's happening here and see if anyone
can let us in on what's to come when he comes our way?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 1-10 years
Posted: 21 May 2017

The problem with CSX is Greed!! They made over 1 Billion in profit last
year. They are only out to make more money at the workers expense.
Shutting down entire yards and displacing workers that have been loyal
for years, while paying the CEO an absurd amount of money. Some of the
new changes the CEO has made, is not only putting workers at risk, but
the public as well. Some of the FRA defects, workers have been told not
to shop cars, and some of the shopped tags are being removed by the
bosses. Hunter Harris main objective is to combine CSX with Candian
Pacific.

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: 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: 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: 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: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 18 May 2017

Can no longer ride inside the cab if you're a remote job unless you're
spotting a train or the weather is bad. Thanks a lot.

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: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 15 May 2017

We were told last week no more overtime on yard jobs.  I can understand
the actual yard flat switching jobs.  Time and time again, regular
assignment crews were sitting in the crew room waiting for the  power
that the crews making overtime were using.  We had times that crews sat
for 1-4 hrs.  without power while a crew is making overtime.  That's
poor management at the Terminal level. Not enough power for the crews? 
Good Mid-level Managers in business would get additional resources on
site so both crews could work. 

Unfortunately, this "Mid-Level Management Team" goes from one extreme
to the other.  Harrison wants cars moved in a certain amount of hours,
overtime for all! Harrison questions the overtime, no overtime period! 
The "Mid-Level Management Team", if you can call them "Managers" are
just bobble-heads with no clue how to manage overtime, customers, crews,
etc, etc, etc.  That issue is becoming more and more apparent.

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 20-30 years
Posted: 14 May 2017

Why do we pay union fees for? This is when a strong union force would be
able to go on strike for a week or so. Workers without unions have zero
leverage.

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: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 13 May 2017

If you are not employed with the railroad in any capacity,you have no
credibility in posting any comment on the dysfunctional culture of
Railroad life.Hunter Harrison is applauded for his business acumen but
it does not take much talent to rape another company for their own
personal gain.This is the typical hostile takeover were the objective
is short term gains and profitability without any regard for longevity
and growth. The multimillionaire's compensation package is ridiculous
and immoral with his cut and gut and cash out strategy.Everyone
employed by him is seen as a liability on the balance sheet.You are
disposable.He is looking to further secure his elitist family on the
backs of our labor.Double H Farms is an expensive operation to
maintain. I am sure he thinks more highly of his horses than common
laborers. I voted no likewise in less than five minutes to thwart his
narcissistic effort for personal enrichment.

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

Voted against all proposals and against board of directors.  It took
less than 5 minutes.

Name: Retired
E-mail: 
Employed as: M of W, for 30+ years
Posted: 13 May 2017

Spent 38 yrs in M of Way with 30 yrs as a manager. I know CSX is headed
in the wrong
Direction with a Hedge Fund pulling the string. It's called a hostile
takeover for a reason!!. Everyone needs to vote no to HH!!

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: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 12 May 2017

I've worked for Csx for over 20 yrs. and this is as bad as it's ever
been.  We were just  told no more ot. Now that's been done in the past
but somehow it seems different now. I just want to put the word out
Never forget the nuts run the asylum. And yes we're the nuts!
Engineers make sure to calendar day your locomotives. If you find a non
complying issue shop it. Road engineers if you got to use the bathroom
let the dispatcher know and stop your train. If you lose com with your
eot get it down to 30mph. Foreman protect your shoves. Take your lunch.
Report any switch hard to throw. If the handle doesn't spring up and
just flops to the ground report it. Make sure you stop 30 minutes
before your off duty time so you can tie down your power and job brief
the yard master what you didn't finish. Now these are just a few
things everyone should be doing. In unity is strength!

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: 
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: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 10 May 2017

Well friend/family:
Very many have the huge big mouths of a whale but when it comes down to
it, actually have the guts of an ant.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 10 May 2017

History teaches that the hardest thing is to stand up to what is wrong.
The silent majority of employees is more powerful than Hunter.  Without
the hard toil of the workers, Hunter cannot run the company alone.

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: T Florence
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years
Posted: 10 May 2017

To UP Fritz:

Please resign ASAP, we believe the Hedge Fund managers will soon be
knocking down the doors at Dodge Street, demanding your ouster!

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: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Yard Master, for 10-20 years
Posted: 09 May 2017

Just heard today that Waycross, Nashville & Lousville are all going to
be running one Yardmaster per shift. Eliminating dozens of jobs once
again. This will be taking effect at the end of May 2017.

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: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 08 May 2017

Loco. eng. for 10-20 yrs.:
Maybe the csx board of directors care very little anymore about the
future of the csx rr.  At present, it seems profits & short term
monetary gains for investors is the goal.

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

The board of directors first responsibility is to protect CSX value and
reputation for the long term. It seems that they are not doing their
job. Why is HH allowed to recklessly shut down yards and businesses
that the company spent hundreds of millions building. The board is
allowing HH to act as if csx were his own privaty business, but it
isn't HH's.

One thing is to smartly change  business strategy and focus of your
assets but to start tearing down entire chunks of profitable streams is
irresponsible and foolish.  What is the business purpose to pay an old
guy 300 million to stay 2 years and leave a mess behind?  Who is
profitting from this deal?  By the time HH leaves csx will be smaller
less profitable and behind all class I roads.

Name: Zzzzzzzzz
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 07 May 2017

Oldman


It was good getting to work you and the others I had a chance to get to
know.   Yeah HH is just Mantle Ridges puppet.  Someone on here said it
best.   Why would HH screw with CSX he has one foot in the grave and
the other on a banana peel.

Name: Oldman
E-mail: houchins25@gmail.com
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 07 May 2017

Brothers you have to ask yourself what this guy is thinking... Casky Ky
was less than a 2 yrs old.. $180 million facility that was purported to
be CSX hub of the future. I'D runs from there north and south actually
worked for once. HH said mothball it all..and inside of 2 weeks it was
closed down tight... Shareholders??? Do we want to walk away from
almost 200 million???

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

Where is the "clause" - Corporate By-Laws, Policies, Procedures? 
BOD members can be voted out too. 
Investors love short term monetary gains; dip into the well, get their
fill & then split. 
A majority of Against\No votes will at least send a message, show that
many are concerned about the future of the CSX RR. 
This country will always need tonnage hauling freight RRs. 
Are instances in the past of RR cos. consolidating, downsizing, only to
wish later when things changed (again) they hadn't given up so much. 
Guess we'll see.

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

Won't matter about a vote.  There is a clause that allows the board to
overrule any vote on Harrison.
If he was voted out stock drops 25 a share to where it was and a lot
more is lost than 385 million.  So how do you think it will go.....

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: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 1-10 years
Posted: 04 May 2017

Sad times.  Congress about to remove pre-existing conditions from
Affordable Care Act.  Hunter Harrison dismantling a perfectly
profitable railroad.  Removing safety rules in order to squeeze more
profit is not a smart approach. Investors need to pay attention.

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: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 04 May 2017

It is very heart breaking to see how the new CEO of CSX is starting to
Restructure this RAILROAD. There is going to be CATASTROPHIC,movements
and procedures implemented in order to achieve the OPERATING RATIO that
Mr. Harrison has promised to INVESTORS. For now every DOLLAR CSX makes
70 cent goes to operating cost, which leaves 30 cent profit. According
to my WALL STREET sources his pushing for 60 maybe 55 as the ratio. Mr.
Harrison likes to use the TERM STREAMLINEING, making an organization or
system more efficient effective by employing faster or simpler working
methods. With evaluating the Magnitude size, of CSX Hunter would have
to idle half of the Locomotive Fleet, remove 20,000 if not 25,000
railcars from service, eliminate 6,000 to 8,000 more employees. If king
coal comes back as a strong commodity that could help drive strong
revenue. With STATS such as this there are certain Economist who
doesn't think this will be sufficient to drive the ratio where Hunter
would like it. Best wishes to all CSX Railroaders under this new
Leadership!

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

Which yards have been shut down? How many people have been let go so
far.  Very little information available.  At CP hunter cut 40% of
workforce.

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: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 30 April 2017

Things have been changing on RRs, not just CSX, for a quite a while. 
Ol' king coal is no longer the money maker it was for a long time.  At
CSX, much has been gambled on intermodal -- at the same time the Panama
Canal is being expanded, widened. ??????

Changes do have to be made, ie: jobs have to be profitable. If an area,
a yard, an assignment, whatever, can't be so = adios. 

RRs, especially Class 1s & their mostly unionized workforces are
expensive to maintain & operate.  Shareholders want returns on their $$
investment(s). Who else & what lending institutions will provide the big
bucks when needed if no profit or is a big risk involved?
 
For many years now, railroad people haven't been running railroads; 
'cause wall st., over-compensated big shots & greedy investor people
have been running the show(s).   Don't ever expect those types to ever
really give much of a darn about employees & their families.    
         
Harrison & his backers are asking for way, way too much.   A real
railroad person could do what they're doing for a heck of a lot less.
Hope shareholders vote No at the next meeting.

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

Agree with train dude.  Harrison is cutting jobs and selling assets to
boost the stock price and cash in. Pure greed. Anyone can fire people
and CSX does not need to pay him 84 million.  The biggest scam being
played on working people is all the talk about making America great,
but you cant make America great as long as wall street types rule
everything. It is all about profit. Trump fooled us. What is the chance
that the shareholders will vote No?

Name: Train Dude
E-mail: welderman188@gmail.com
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 30 April 2017

I worked for Conrail from 1991 to 1996 and I was really forced to leave
to work at another railroad because of the pending merger between the
NS and CSX. The layoffs were insane as Conrail did what they did. Dave
Le Van then the CEO of Conrail sold the souls of so many hard working
men and women for this merger. There was no reason other then greed for
the bums on Wall Street for the merger. Conrail was very profitable by
that time and did not need any type of assistance.... Now fast
forwarding I see CSX is in a position to be gutted and ruined for no
other reason than Wall Street greed...It's sickening to see things
like this for my fellow railroaders... This HH clown is not going the
turn things around for CSX. He's gonna turn things upside down and set
the company up for a merger that he wanted between the CP and CSX....
He's sickening disgrace of a human being who cares nothing about
anyone or their families.... He's a wealthy leach on the backs of hard
working railroaders.... The clowns on Wall Street can't see this is a
disaster in the making ? It's only a short term gain then the promises
this HH clown made will all be swept under the rug when he's shown the
door. But by then it will be to late..CSX will be anther casualty of
Wall Street greed...

Name: Ricky Bobby
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 10-20 years
Posted: 30 April 2017

Well, Florence has went from 3 DTOs to 1, and he will probably be gone
next week.  He is one of only 4 left system wide so that position will
soon be gone just like the RFEs. 

Florence fired their Chief Dispatcher, he went back on his seniority
and will be at a console in Florence soon. 

The STO figures to be out of a job here in the next few weeks. 

They've dumped all the DTO work on to the ACD jobs, so if you try to
get ahold of the Chiefs desk and he doesn't answer it's because they
have him doing all the damn performance reports. 

Rumor mill is still churning about  the dispatchers be relocated,
depending on who tells you their rumor, it's either the 4 corridor
plan that was announced, all dispatchers going to consolidate  back to
Jax, or they are going to realign all the division's with the
remaining jump yards.

We've also heard that Hamlet might be nothing more than a place to
drop off and pickup cars for the locals that get worked from there. 
ALL switching moved to other yards.

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: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years
Posted: 28 April 2017

Check out on FB "stop the CSX train robbery"
There are people on our side, need to keep spreading the word and stand
up to this

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: Me
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 27 April 2017

Heard from a CSX manager today that there is no more PTI vans in the
yards to run around crews, it is going to be on the Y.M and T.M.'s to
transport crews within the yards.

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: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 27 April 2017

If Harrison was truly worth a darn, he'd get the culture changed.
Create an environment where the employees wanted to work and help
the csx to succeed & be prosperous.

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: Corporate office, for 10-20 years
Posted: 27 April 2017

CSX used to be a great company.  What the board and HH are doing is
unamerican.  Why isn't president Trump and the GOP congress fighting
for our railroad jobs? It is always much easier to destroy than to
build. HH is destroying entire chunks of the company for no reason
other than to make the stock price go up in short term. The
shareholders must vote NO to the madness. Save CSX from HH!

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

Read the Harrison interview in Trains magazine.
Some explanations but we feel the compensation package is much too high
and similar things can/could be accomplished by someone else for far
less money & will vote NO.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 27 April 2017

4/27/17......
 Was just told all Road Foreman of Engine and Senior Road Foreman of
Engine position abolished system wide. Some are being offered
TrainMaster positions over the system. What have you all heard ? I
reached out to Union Officer and he confirmed it to be true .

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: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 26 April 2017

Dman all I can say is when they came to Hamlet less than 24hrs.later the
place went from handling almost 2000 cars in 24hrs to about 700. Your a
Railroader you know the rest of the story. Good luck.

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

What was expected?  Upper level management couldn't care less about
employees & their families.  It's all about corporate - the
stockholders - the big bucks.   Vote NO regarding Harrison & his
outfit.  We are.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 26 April 2017

More layoffs today in 904...schedules are screwed up, employees
stretched as far as possible, families are being affected here and HH
could not care less. The ones left behind are severely overworked and
pulling 60 hours when they had been doing 40-45s...Disgusted.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 26 April 2017

Grab the popcorn........I'm pulling for louisville!!!

Name: Takeover Offer
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 26 April 2017

Hunter Harrison will go for the Big Enchilada and offer a merger deal
with the Union Pacific because UP is grossly mismanaged! If
Harrison's
efficiency formula is applied to the UP, the stock is worth upward of
$200 a share!

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: CSX
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 24 April 2017

Take it for what its worth, sell 99% of your CSX stock just be sure to
keep that 1% so you get a vote like all share holders

Name: Your Welcome
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 23 April 2017

Hop Off CSX Before It Jumps the Tracks
By Ken Goldberg Follow   | Apr 22, 2017 | 2:00 PM EDT  
Stock quotes in this article: csx

Trading desks were buzzing with talk of CSX (CSX) this week as it
appears to be reaching for the moon, with suggestions to clients that
they "get on board." However, after a near-vertical rise from $20 to
$50 in the past year, the objective analysis doesn't support buying
actions here. In fact, the opposite is true; selling actions are
indicated.

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: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for N/A
Posted: 20 April 2017

Suck it up some Dis Gruntled Conductor.  When they get all the new
technology in place & operating the way they want it to (& how the
government will allow), you probably won't be making any long pool
trips at all.  Might end up not being a railroad employee period.   
Sure wouldn't hurt to try to be supportive of your union(s) & the
politicians they (and you) depend on for help.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 20 April 2017

Are they not operating trains in that particular long pool?
Have experienced that & otherwise too:  greedy bastards working a long
pool wanting it cut so they could turn every day. 
There are monthly pool mileage guarantees (gotta stay marked up).  Can
you not hold another pool that goes to work more often?

Name: Dis Gruntled 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 20 April 2017

While i share the anger with this company I'm more pissed with our
union representation at present.  Things are slow right now but the UTU
refuses to cut any turns, trying to keep those dues coming in !, so we
are working 1 time a week on a long pool! It doesnt matter any more
weather youve been out here 1 year or 20 seniority means nothing other
than holding a job.  Pools, yard jobs, extra boards are all paying the
same thing. 
NO bullshit, rest day turned off, worked once last week, and once this
week.  1600 for the half working a long pool. I dont want to see anyone
furloughed any more than any one else but this is bullshit.  I paid my
dues, furloughed multiple times, moved all over the system, etc. and
this is un called for.  
For all that reply, we're overworked i want to know where you work and
I'll be there next week

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

IN ACTUAL THEORY, HAVING ALL EMPLOYEES WORK ALL JOBS WOULD BE BETTER,
SINCE THEY SHOULDN'T CALL YOU 99 OUT IF THERE ARE SEVERAL OTHER
EMPLOYEES HIGHER ON THE LIST OF ALL EMPLOYEES. BUT WHAT ABOUT THE ADA.
REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION? WHAT IS REASONABLE FOR A YARDMASTER WITH A
SORE ARM? THE NORMAL STORY WOULD BE TO PROVIDE HIM WITH AN
ASSISTANT.URGENT NEED FOR A CONDUCTOR ON Q123? CALL THE YARDMASTER.
DOES HE HAVE BACK TROUBLE THAT LETS HIM DO THE YARDMASTERS JOB BUT NOT
CARRY A KNUCKLE? REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION. CALL A TRACKMAN OR
TRAINMASTER TO ASSIST, HE CAN DO HIS WORK LATER. WHAT IF BRIAN EDWARDS
IS THE TM, CAN HE CHANGE A KNUCKLE? DOES THAT LEAD TO A FELA CLAIM?
LOTS OF INTERESTING SCENARIOS.  AGAIN, I'LL BET A LOT OF JAX FOLKS ARE
FRANTICALLY GETTING TUITION ASSISTANCE, JUST LIKE AT CON RAIL PHILLY
WHEN THEY SAW THE END. ARE YOU MAKING PLANS?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 10-20 years
Posted: 20 April 2017

I heard that the suck ups are in fear for their jobs since the
management has been reduce by HH. Why can they follow their little
bosses and let the Union workers continue working in Harmony without
snitches.

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: Osborn Yard
E-mail: 
Employed as: Yard Master, for 20-30 years
Posted: 20 April 2017

Before long every transportation employee will be qualified to be an
engineer, conductor, brakeman, and switchman and you will be qualified
on every line of road and every yard job. There will be one combined
extra board and you will be called for whatever job they need to go
wherever they need. Managers will also be qualified to do it all as
well so when there is short staff they can be pulled to fill a vacancy.
Just the other day a fully marked up yardmaster worked the Hump Tower
then got sent to the bowl to be a utility man! This wasn't a
substitute yardmaster! 

They will also annul a job on the spot to put the crew on a more
pressing job. So basically you might show up to work your assigned Y220
and they just cancel it to send you out on a Q134 and you better show up
with your grip or you will be considered unprepared for work, saying I
thought I would be the Y220 today won't cut it.  

Life at the railroad is about to be miserable for all of us. Ford,
Toyota, and Jim Beam are about to see hundreds of applications from
former railroaders.

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

Well 18 more jobs in louisville osborn yd. R going away the bowl is not
to be used anymore we stand to lose around 22 to 25 postions they
converted our hump yd. To flat swicth yard, and asked us to process
1100 cars a day, we r processing between 1200 to 1500 a day busting our
morther fu kin asses for this limp dick cock sucker, now with ford motor
companys truck plant and car plants based in louisville who the hell is
going to service our biggest most important customer, i hate this place
more and more

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

Yeah,
But will the blind, greedy major stockholders take note?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 10-20 years
Posted: 13 April 2017

http://baconsrebellion.com/john-fishwick-csx-train-robbery/

John Fishwick is right.

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: Retired Now
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 12 April 2017

On time departure time crap has been a PITA for a long time.  
Company BS.
Fact:  Dispatchers, managers, would show train departure times
whenever, maybe even before a train's locomotive power was ready. A
major pay hassle back when road crews were entitled to ITD - even
though the ITD pay rate got frozen at the 1985 scale.  
  
[FNGs often are ignorant of the fact, or have forgotten that 15-20
min. of ITD is/was later encompassed into each daily trip rate.]

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 11 April 2017

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

So I hear all company officials have to give their union seniority in
order to remain an official. Or there will be some time of buyout. So
how much is your soul worth?

-----------------

I heard the same thing.  But the rumor is they would buy your seniority
with 30k and a 10% raise.

Not worth it in my opinion.

.

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: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 10-20 years
Posted: 11 April 2017

They always claim safety ,however we are so understaffed , guys are
walking around like zombies from working overtime,in one the dangerous
environments! They've created an atmosphere to make you work faster
but tell you to take the time to do it safe, what does that mean? Not
only do we not get sick time nor can use personal time or  vacation
time to cover it , we get punished for doing so with new attendance
policy! So do not get sick,do not let your kids get sick , come to work
in blizzard or power outage and please no family emergencies either!
Where does it end? We have already seen more accidents in the last 6
months than we've seen in the last 20years do to the undo burden and
stress they have put on us.

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

So I hear all company officials have to give their union seniority in
order to remain an official. Or there will be some time of buyout. So
how much is your soul worth?

Name: CSX UP MERGER
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for N/A
Posted: 10 April 2017

Harrison's next move will be with his hedge fund team and make a 
HOSTILE takeover of the Union Pacific. His proven-ed operating metrics
(revenue earned per employee) is twice the amount earned by UP for each
employee. If and when an announcement is made, Lance Fritz (CEO),
Cameron Scott (XO)and Rod Doerr (VP of Safety and Slowing Down Trains),
will be immediately fired [like Ward]. 

               AND THEN THE STOCK WILL DOUBLE!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 08 April 2017

Yes he is gone unless he's employees are lying, why would they do that?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 08 April 2017

Dave Harris at Avon is gone?

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: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 07 April 2017

MY MY MY! MR. HARRIS IS FIRED FROM THE POSITION OF SUPERINTENDENT!!!
JUSTICE HAS BEEN SERVED!!!!!!!!!!!.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 06 April 2017

HH's primary goal is a sub 60 OR.   He is here at the behest of Mantle
Ridge and the institutional investors who backed them.   At 73 years
old and on an oxygen device, he will not outlive his already
accumulated millions, let alone the amount CSX will pay him.  This is a
pure ego trip.  Nothing is sacred, nothing and no one is safe.  The
average length of haul at the CP is 1,600 miles and the average haul on
CSX is 600 miles.  When his magic does not  work, he will jettison & cut
anything remaining before offering up CSX to be acquired by the CP, UP
or BNSF. .

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 06 April 2017

David hamby hates blk people

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 06 April 2017

In louisville with our new flat swicth system, as of 3 days now i can
honestly say things have been confusing to say the least, turn overs
from shift to shift are routinely wrong with yarx masters not knowing
what is in tracks, if its been worked and where its going. In the bowl
we now have 1 2 man rco job that swicthes in 1 of 3 pull backs and 2
other engineer and conductor jobs that will use the other 2. The 2 man
rco job now has no one on head end with both employees throwing
swicthes while train masters and a utility man helps the other two jobs
swicth it is pure chaos, i for one am trying to be a team player and do
my part as most if not all employees are doing as well, we have to make
this work or it may be the xeath blow to louisville, management has no
idea how to run a hump yard as a flat swicth yard so it falls on us to
determine the best way to achieve certain moves they need done, all
while our division manger and ass. Division manager r on the property
watching it and studying all options, meanwhile cinncy and nashville
remain hump yards that handle manily mixed freight, in Louisville we
mainly handle autos thst r long draw bar cars and twice as long, we
always have been treated like the middle child.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 06 April 2017

So  they shut down the hump to be more efficient. NOT a chance we have
even more jobs now then when we were humping cars. THANKS !!!  Engines
just run idle everywhere. On time origination is in the toilet and RCRT
is even worse. Two shifts to sort a single train. Keep up the good work.
OUT

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: M of W, for 10-20 years
Posted: 05 April 2017

Putting a gate and fence up at pedestrians bridge. Loading up equipment 
and tools from center of yard to send off to auction block or scrap
yard. Looks more like packing up and moving,  rather than cleaning up
for impressing.  Look out Connellsville.  All aboard for the non-stop
from Cumberland to New Castle.

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

As captain hack-a-lot Hunter takes the helm, many are discovering that
5-10 years of seniority isn't going to save you as many are moving
around to different terminals trying to stay employed with the RR.
Taking some time off until the fan is cleared of all the shit and the
walls are good and dry.
  In reference to "sick outs", I remember hearing of a story where a
very large number of employees at a large corporation had random
medical procedures scheduled (medical or dental), all for the same
week, that required at least 5 days off. Not sure if that's true but
that sure beats the hell out of a "sick out" for a day or two.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: M of W, for 10-20 years
Posted: 03 April 2017

I hope Hunter whacks the engineering dept..especially middle & upper
management. .

Name: So Long!
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years
Posted: 02 April 2017

Not surprising but the next group of Hunter hacks will be contract
employees.  Hunter never wasted time killing contract employees at CP
and apparently won't waste any time here in Jax either. Word has it
that we can expect a 90%+ wipe out in the next 7-10 days.  It was a
nice 12 year ride.. Guess I need to polish up my resume.  Doh!

Name: Bing
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 01 April 2017

Good luck guys!!! @ the BNSF (better not start a family) they are
consolidating pools, extra boards, etc ....seniority doesn't mean jack
anymore. We're getting served article IX notices weekly.  They are
trying to ram PWS (predicted work schedule) down our throats so we have
only 1 layoff a month and are assigned 6 hour call Windows for the road
to be used for ANY service we are qualified in. 

20% of Managers have been let go so far, 3 are in my pool as they had a
craft to fall back on. Announcements were made last Monday that another
10% or 300ish managers are going to be cut before May. 

I'm watching in earnest all the class 1s and seeing how they are
hammering ALL employees mgmt and craft. Pretty sad to see, as I had
hoped one day to join your alls RR. ( I love the east coast)

Good luck,

JB
Engineer

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

Well it looks like old HH has struck again. Hamlet hump will be shut
down April 11 and be used as a flat yard.

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: Dman
E-mail: Bechargers@gmail.com
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 29 March 2017

Csx will stop hump operations in Louisville osborn yard on tue. The A
yard which was our receiving yard will now be our departure yard, bowl
crews will flat swicth cars out of l yard and c yard tracks to bowl
tracks at which point hump crews will pull swicthed cuts north to the a
yard. The hits keep on coming i have 10 plus yrs.  and im still waiting
to exhale my seniority is  worse by the week, i dont even know if ill
ha e a job soon, but you knowwhat EHH says up hill slow down hill fast,
fuck u and ur career u can kiss my ass.

Name: Hugh Jorgan
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 28 March 2017

Well said train dispatcher.  This outfit has cut and bullied the folks
at the bottom for years.  It is refreshing to see the "aristocracy"
take some hits and sweat it for a change.  Hell, the damn 'palace' on
the st johns river damn near closed down around holidays for a 3 day
weekend.  I hope Harrison works the hell out of them.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 10-20 years
Posted: 28 March 2017

JUST A GENERAL COMMENT....CAN YOU IMAGINE WHAT THE INSTITUTIONAL
INVESTORS THINK ABOUT THE WAY THE "GANG" IN FLORIDA IS RUNNING THIS
COMPANY WHEN THEY ANNOUNCE THEY CAN CHOP 1000 MANAGER JOBS !!!!!  KNOW
WONDER THE RUMOR OF A REAL RAILROADER MADE THINGS SOAR. ALL THE CRAFTS
ARE DOWN TO BARE BONES....THEY CANT CHOP ANYMORE SO THE UPPER CRUST
FINALLY HAVE TO GET RID OF ALL THE PROTECTED LOSERS MAKING BETTER
SALARIES 'BETTER HOURS ' AND LIGHT WORK LOADS ....I WONDER HOW MANY
SMILING FACES WE WILL SEE ON THE WEB PAGE NOW AND ALL THE WONDERFUL
EXTRA PROGRAMS AND OUTINGS THAT ARE SO WELL ADVERTISED . IT MAKES ME
PUKE . THINGS SURE HAVE BEEN QUIET ON THE WEB THAT BOASTED KEEPING
EVERYONE IN THE LOOP . I HOPE YOU ALL GET A TASTE OF WORRY FOR YOUR
FAMILIES AND HAVE TO MOVE OR GET LAID OFF .

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 27 March 2017

Everyone complained during the Ward/Sandborn Era! For the last 3.5 years
we had 200 people furloughed in our terminal alone.  Rule changes
finally allow us to railroad again and  managers are under the
microscope, yet we still complain?
  Our Union Leaders should be "Responsive" to the new PL/Daily
Vacation Policy!  But, we are not all brainwashed that our union top
executives are working for the members. Any other union would organize
a sick-out since we can't strike.  We earned, what little time off we
get: Yet, we receive a text today saying,  "we can or only use our
time Monday-Thursday".  Our Union is dropping the ball on this one!  

   Things were catastrophic under Ward, hopefully they change under
Harrison.   This is the first time in my career at CSX that I see
management running scared. Lets face it, CSX has a lot of career long
term family managers in its ranks. Hopefully the bad ones are shown the
door!
   Now is the time to make sure our Union Representatives are on our
side to stop any contract violations with the new regime!  That's what
the membership should look out for.

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: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 25 March 2017

Hunters slash and burn is in full swing. Atlanta, Old Stanley, hump
DONE. Next on the list is cumberland, boyles, and queensgate. Record
profits equal record job abolishments. You think you are safe you are
not.

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: Duh
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 23 March 2017

Duhhhh.

Kamikaze conductor who is frickin sick of his pay being stolen!!!!
That's who needs that stupid rule.

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: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 20-30 years
Posted: 21 March 2017

They yard isn't shutting down.  Just the hump.

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: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 21 March 2017

HUNTER HARRISON IS A JOKE  300 MILLION DOLLARS in pay. How many
productive employees could we have, hunter is a NON productive employee
he does not move freight, only his lips. VOTE NO to hunter, ex railroad
employee of cp rail, but my kids have stock in the csx.

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: 
E-mail: strike@csx.com
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 14 March 2017

Rumors of a slow down in Jacksonville?

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: Common Peeon
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 10 March 2017

Head Hunter Harrison fired a bunch of people so they put a virus in the
company computer. Systems down 03-10-2017

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

Extra Extra read about this terminal manger at csx philly intermodal
FIRED YES FIRED see karmas ah bitch with big teeth and in the words of
on bill Goldberg gomez your ass is next .

Name: tally hoe
E-mail: john_pines@hotmail.com
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 10 March 2017

Hello Fellas / Ladies

We've had this hunter guy at CP since 2012. He will take every
positive thing out of your job.
let it be in yard service or pool service. If you don't hate the place
now, you will shortly !
When I say everything I mean it. 

I've got 30 years at CP , We now have a breath of fresh air seeing
that Hunter is gone.
My best advise to you is hang on,say nothing do your god dam job,and in
time he will
be gone. Do your set belts up and tie up your boots cause your in for
one hell of a ride.

The managers you have now will turn on you. Its like watching ripe
fruit spoil it doesn't
take long. Good luck and back your union they will win over this old
timer !!!!


tally hoe away we go....

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: 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: na
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 07 March 2017

Jones


If what you are saying is true then it will finally show exactly what
our union representation is made of.  If they cant protect us from a
whip and beat work environment and protect our jobs then its time to
sue the shit out of them and demand a  refund of our dues that we pay
during the entire period Harrison stepped in and tore our agreements
apart. If he does take over and come in like a hurricane then we all
need to get some money together and seek legal counsel as how we can
protect ourselves and create our own union representation.  I know for
a fact that we have that right. Read up on your federal rights as a
union member. Read your LMRDA laws.  If we have to hire labor lawyers
then that's what we have to do. Sounds like the CP boys just didn't
play hard ball enough.

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

PINES..

Before you start your ranting and raving over the bus/train crash in
Mississippi take about 5 minutes to use what ever little heart you have
left in the body of yours and feel sorry for the crew members who
probably pissed on themselves before they impacted a charter bus full
of people.  

Everyone take 5 minute of silence to pray for the crew members who's
lives will never be the same after this because of the loss of life.
They will be grilled and put under the microscope and made miserable to
weeks to come. Its a shame the driver wasn't paying better attention. 
Its a shame the crew couldn't have predicted the drivers moves and
stopped in time. Many lives will be changed now because someone just
wasn't paying attention.

God bless all the family members who lost loved ones!

Name: Jim Jones 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 07 March 2017

I forgot to mention, start using phrases like; "Eyes on the prize!"
and "We got this!" and "I've got one speed...GO!" It will help
deflect the target off your back!

Name: Jim Jones 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 07 March 2017

FUH2 survival guide 

I've been at CP for 30 years. Unfortunately you're about to be
royally screwed. His first move will be to fire multiple employees
across the system in an effort to change the "culture ". Then he'll
go through your contract, and reinterpret every comma, to the
company's advantage. He'll send his minions to fail you with the aim
of having every man on the verge of dismissal. All calling procedures
and local rules will be suspended. Engineers will be forced to work as
brakeman. Crew transportation companies will have their contracts
canceled. You'll be tossed a set of keys and told to drive yourself.
The union will be powerless to stop him, due to the clogged legal
system. But not for lack of trying. Your union dues will double, all to
no avail. 

Start working on your resumes! Take correspondence courses to upgrade
your skill set. Buy CSX call options, with an expiration of Jan 2019!
HH will triple the value of your stocks, come hell or high water,
thereby increasing the value of your options tenfold. You'll take cold
comfort in the devastation around you knowing that you can escape when
it becomes unbearable! I wish I had done it 4 years ago. Good luck
brothers!

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: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: M of W, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 06 March 2017

This is to.-Me locomotive 10 to 20 years, I'm sorry I put Up instead of
Cp. You clearly are an ignorant son of a bitch who clearly bends over
the desk and gets butt fucked by every manager you come in contact
with. Open your eyes and look what the fuck is happening. Your wishing
for your ticket to the unemployment line you free loading prick. You
are clearly oblivious to the power of HH. EVERYONE WHO WORKS FOR CSX IS
WORRIED FOR THERE JOBS EXCEPT YOU. You clearly swallow like a good boy.
Don't ever call me a dumb ass you TRANSGENDER fuck

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

Nice but pitiful post in content. CSX is a profitable Corporation that
makes money to pay all that work there. It is not your mother or father
just a job.





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Name: Grateful CSXer
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years
Posted: 04 March 2017

<p>I am one of the 1000 being purged in the initial stages of what
will
become the Hunter Harrison era.  It has been a great privilege to work
for CSX.  I work in the Technology area and can truly say that this is
the best place I have ever worked.  I want to personally thank Mr.
Ward
and the board for looking out for his employees during these very
difficult times.  It speaks volumes for the character of this
man.</p><p>What is going on now is a tragedy.  It is nothing more than
a hostile takeover of a company pandering to the big stockholders and
the market.  The operating ratio will be achieved by drastic cost
cutting, heavy employee attrition rates, and a culture change that
will
be ruled by fear and anxiety.  HH has never grown business, only
achieved goals by significant employee cutting, rolling stock
inventory
reductions, real estate sales, and accounting tricks.</p><p>What CSX
means to Jacksonville will drastically change, if it remains a
Jacskonville company at all.  HH at CP wanted to merge with CSX and he
failed.  He moved on to target a NS merger and that failed.  Now he
wants to take over CSX with the ultimate goal of merger with CP by
negotiating with his hand-picked successor.  His precision railroading
works well on railroads where the ride from point A to B only faces
bad
weather and elk crossings.  It is a very bad fit for the congested,
short routes CSX and NS face in the heavily congested East
Coast.</p><p>I still hold out hope that stockholders will not support
this man and tell him to take his nurse and retire quietly.  His offer
includes promises that won't be backed by incentives based upon
performance and he is fighting the request for an independent health
assessment.  Stockholders have a right to know if this $300 million
man
is healthy enough to last 4 years before giving him
guarantees.</p><p>To
my fellow CSX employees, God bless you and may you find peace during
these difficult times.  Contrary to what the market analysts say, CSX
is a well run company greatly impacted by the utter destruction of the
coal industry thanks to the growing administrative state.  The loss of
revenue there is the greatest reason for the operating ratio
stagnation.  We are witnessing the destruction of a great institution
that will resonate through the industry.  No one should be
celebrating.</p>

Name: Grateful CSXer
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years
Posted: 04 March 2017

<p>I am one of the 1000 being purged in the initial stages of what will
become the Hunter Harrison era.  It has been a great privilege to work
for CSX.  I work in the Technology area and can truly say that this is
the best place I have ever worked.  I want to personally thank Mr. Ward
and the board for looking out for his employees during these very
difficult times.  It speaks volumes for the character of this
man.</p><p>What is going on now is a tragedy.  It is nothing more than
a hostile takeover of a company pandering to the big stockholders and
the market.  The operating ratio will be achieved by drastic cost
cutting, heavy employee attrition rates, and a culture change that will
be ruled by fear and anxiety.  HH has never grown business, only
achieved goals by significant employee cutting, rolling stock inventory
reductions, real estate sales, and accounting tricks.</p><p>What CSX
means to Jacksonville will drastically change, if it remains a
Jacskonville company at all.  HH at CP wanted to merge with CSX and he
failed.  He moved on to target a NS merger and that failed.  Now he
wants to take over CSX with the ultimate goal of merger with CP by
negotiating with his hand-picked successor.  His precision railroading
works well on railroads where the ride from point A to B only faces bad
weather and elk crossings.  It is a very bad fit for the congested,
short routes CSX and NS face in the heavily congested East
Coast.</p><p>I still hold out hope that stockholders will not support
this man and tell him to take his nurse and retire quietly.  His offer
includes promises that won't be backed by incentives based upon
performance and he is fighting the request for an independent health
assessment.  Stockholders have a right to know if this $300 million man
is healthy enough to last 4 years before giving him guarantees.</p><p>To
my fellow CSX employees, God bless you and may you find peace during
these difficult times.  Contrary to what the market analysts say, CSX
is a well run company greatly impacted by the utter destruction of the
coal industry thanks to the growing administrative state.  The loss of
revenue there is the greatest reason for the operating ratio
stagnation.  We are witnessing the destruction of a great institution
that will resonate through the industry.  No one should be
celebrating.</p>

Name: Shareholder
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 03 March 2017

M of W poster must not be dumb at all: understands that Harrison hasn't
& won't work for rank & file lowly employees & their families.

Name: Me
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 03 March 2017

M of W for 1-10,  Your a dumb ass, you don't even know who Hunter
Harrison used to work for.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: M of W, for 1-10 years
Posted: 02 March 2017

I worked for csx for three years in the engineering dept. From day one,
they hire you to fire you. I was tossed around bumped and rolled
constantly for three years. The union is weak and your true union
brothers are legit but theres a few who will stick it in you. You just
lay a little cheese out to catch the rat fucks. But anyway, this hunter
harrison character is not for the working man. He is going to lay off
thousands. Look what he did to UP. share holders love him workers hate
him. He is the grim reaper of the railroad. He will cut jobs beyond
cutting and cut some more. Its ashame its going to this now because I
really did enjoy working with the people and having fun at work. Greed
is gonna fold this company while destroying thousands of homes and
dreams of the workers. Thanks chickenshitexpress

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: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 01 March 2017

well, I hope they don't give Harrison 300 million to chop CSX. I am
sure he can do his job for far less, and given stock interests and (I
assume) his interest in his historical record, I suspect he would do it
for free. Think of Herbert Hoover and the public service works he did,
restoring his reputation. HOWEVER, consider the current CSX management.
Lots of nepotism, poor performers at all levels, effort put on craft
employees to subsidize the ineptness of management, with good bonuses
to higher managers who cannot manage ANYTHING properly.This has been in
effect an Appalachian family business with "family and kinfolk"
standards. Keep current management and CSX just sinks more slowly,
until all the loser management groups and cronies leave. Since they all
have families needing jobs, that could take forever. Best
solution.....give Bill Gates a big model RR with all cars painted CSX,
and hope he buys the REAL CSX for a year or two and straighten it out
(invite his dear friend Warren to run trains every Friday night..put
remote dispatch centers / simulators in Omaha and Seattle, invite
friends (Paul Allen?)to join in and make the system normal. Maybe even
Fix PTC that is going soooo slowly.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 28 February 2017

If you think for one minute that Hunter Harrison will grow CSXT you are
sadly misguided. This whole ego scheme is all about money for him and
the shareholders. They will make their money very quick within a few
years and they will leave the company and all the employees in shambles
for his cronies to take over. Harrison and Hilal are telling investors
that a 58 percent operating ratio will mainly be done within the first
18 months of his employment. CP cannot grow their business now that
Harrison has come and gone. They dont have the infrastructure rolling
stock or employees or a customer base to do that because he has
destroyed that. Thousands and thousands of jobs will be lost rails and
real estate will be sold off locomotives will be parked and the older
ones will be junked. A lot of new Managers will come in and they are
already trained to operate locomotives as the same method was done at
CP. A lot of yards will be closed as well as humps being done away with
or closing them all together. He hates them. TandE employees will take
the largest hit besides management but all departments will be affected
and those others that will quit due to the poor working conditions. Ns
will pick up a lot more of our customers as Harrison will have our
current ones to bend over for CSXT or get lost. His health is bad and
he wont be at CSXT but for a few years thats all he needs to do the
damage to bust it up. Do the history of CP from the time he started
until now and you will see the Harrison affect. So sad for all the CSXT
employees that have worked so hard to be forced to give it all up for
his ego and shareholders. CSXT will never recoup. Enjoy what you have
today as you better be looking for another place of employment
regardless of your seniority. Your new job will be his way or the
highway as the current working conditions will never be the same. He is
used to having thousands of greivances filed against his bullies and he
doesnt care about the employees. It will be a blood bath by this summer
to fall. If you dont think your job will change dramadically at any
level you will be amazed at how quick he makes the changes he thinks is
needed. Union reps will either suck up to him or they too will find
theirself on the street. His demands as a CEO for profits will be
unforgiving as he has stated that it doesnt bother him one bit to go to
sleep at night thinking about the carnage of the employees.. The board
better not agree to the Hilal demands for control of the board or all
we will be screwed for good. Good luck to all that are left.

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

Harrison is going to grow CSXT better than any CEO in the past 20 years.
 No more looking over you shoulder for a safety officer to bust you for
doing your job.
Invest in Csx and make some money!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 25 February 2017

shoulda bought the stock. You would love csx now.

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: 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: 
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: 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: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 15 February 2017

Are CP T&E people better off & happier overall with how
they are compensated & treated?  Is the CP way the way to go? 
Don't know but would sure like to hear\read some comments.

Name: BYE Felicia 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 15 February 2017

I hope you parasites at Payroll and Labor relations see this.  If HH
comes in and we get a CP like contract.  You know what means?  No more
claims, no more gaurantee, no more need for labor relations and most of
payroll.  Karma is a bitch and I hope you get yours down in
Jacksonville.  I hope you know what it feels like to have money you
rightfully earned taken away from you simply because of your
interpretation of an agreement.  Bye Felicia

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: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 08 February 2017

Hopefully Harrison comes in and cleans house on CSX Management Team! 
We've been going thru this "Merger BS" For the last 3 years. 
Management stays in place, but union employees and jobs are getting
cut, customers are not happy due to lack of service, and are leaving in
droves... etc...etc...etc!!!  As a UTU Member, we should also look at
our elected officials?  No contract, the Attendance System, Take The
Waiver, etc...etc...etc!  It's time for a change.

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

Punked.

   The person your referring to is the BLET State Legislative rep,
that's not the one i'm referring to.

Name: punked
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 07 February 2017

Karma

If your talking about the rep who is on the local job that only works
one day a week cause he's marked off Union, then good riddance!!!

Some of us who get punked off the xb to do his job have to drive 2
hours just to get there and the damn thieving company isn't paying our
deadheads when we drive our personal vehicle. They know we are supposed
to be paid but don't give a shit!  No one really wants the stinking
job because of the driving miles and  it doesn't pay shit. You would
think a job that a Union rep was on would be paid more attention to
when it comes to paying us fairly. Goes to show how much the company
screws our contract all to hell! So let him go!

Name: Former employee
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for N/A
Posted: 05 February 2017

Railroading is the among the absolute worst of choices for a career.
Ebb & flow with the economy, feast or famine. 
Employers that don't ever give a rat's ass that you're a human
being, etc., etc.  CSX Sucks? Hell, all RR cos. suck.
Do your best to try to find something else you can do to earn a
living.

Name: Anonymous 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 05 February 2017

Been a conductor about 3 years. Been furloughed more than I've worked.
All this talk about corrupt politicians and Hunter Harrison has ne
seriously worried about the future of my livelihood. 

Go to railroad they said, you'll make money they said.

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: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 1-10 years
Posted: 02 February 2017

I am a mother of a hard working and dedicated CSX employee. My son has
dedicated the last two years of his life to this company in order to
feed his family and put a roof over their heads. He has lost a lot of
family time in order to make sure the railway is safe. The potential
takeover by this Harrison man is disheartening and disturbing.  For an
individual to be this ruthless for his own financial/oersonal gain is
beyond my comprehension.  I am not sure how this man sleeps at night
knowing that he is putting many individuals out of work causing them
lose their homes, vehicles etc. only so he can put more money in his
own pocket and another check mark by his name.  One day Mr. Harrison,
you will have to meet your maker and explain your selfishness.

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: 
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: 
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: Lloyd
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for 20-30 years
Posted: 25 January 2017

Coming soon with some thoughts and information.  Been a long time.

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

Name: Chip
E-mail: Sowa7523@gmail.com
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 20 January 2017

Csx officials are eligible for more than 100 percent, I've been told
its due to the fact that we as engineers get awarded stock based on
availability.and they don't. They also have the option to buy an
extra
week vacation now.

They also make more than you do and qualify for two retirement
programs. But then all you do is move 3 hours out of a 12 hour shift. I
know that moving is the goal, but in reality Engineer's sit more than
they move. Their skill is waning as we speak.

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: Chip
E-mail: Sowa7523@gmail.com
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 20 January 2017

Csx officials are eligible for more than 100 percent, I've been told
its due to the fact that we as engineers get awarded stock based on
availability.and they don't. They also have the option to buy an extra
week vacation now.

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: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 20 January 2017

a strong union could stop HH in his tracks. CSX rendered the union weak
and powerless. Isn't it ironic the strong union that could save Mikey
and his crew were destroyed by Mikey and his crew. 

We're all about to be in a world of hurt.

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

As someone who has 20+ years with CPRS, my thoughts and prayers are with
you guys at CSXT tonight.  I had a very good job in CPRS' U.S.
Headquarters office in Minneapolis in Revenue Accounting for eight
years until late 2015 when my job was unceremoniously abolished as part
of all the slashing and burning that rotten bastard EHH did when he came
in after the proxy fight waged by Pershing Square in mid-2012.  To make
a long story short, I was eventually forced to apply for Railroad
Disability but when I see how the moral at CPRS has gone to being
practically non-existent under EHH's reign of terror, I can't say
that I miss it that much.  It's just incredibly sad what this guy has
done to CPRS and how he's not only wrecked the company and ruined the
lives of several good people there, but has also alienated several good
rail customers who will likely never use rail for their shipping needs
again.  I dread to think what that rotten SOB will do to CSXT and its
intermodal franchise out east.  God be with you guys.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years
Posted: 18 January 2017

What about Hunter Harrison leaving CP to come to CSX?

Name: WTF
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years
Posted: 18 January 2017

OTHER

Are you kidding us???   The woman ran into the side of a train engine
and you want some advice? Really?  Is she related to pines or are you?
And your saying she couldn't see it. Broad day light or night neither
matters. Engines usually have running lights, step lights, number
lights and headlights on. Your trying to distract posters. Go back to
the csx office and tell them to lay down and take a nap!

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: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 20-30 years
Posted: 16 January 2017

Avon mechanical management team is hilarious!

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: CSX HR DEPT
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years
Posted: 11 January 2017

WE ARE AS OF NOW HIRING MORE TRAINMAN/CONDUCTORS OUT OF HIALEAH,FLORIDA
YARD IN SOUTH FLORIDA. WE PREFER DUMB STUPID RAILBUFF HONKY CRACKERS
AND NO CUBAN AND NIGGERS PLEASE.


APPLY AT THE IDIOT SITE CSX.ORG FOR APPLICATION YOU BIG DUMMY WHITE
HONKY PIECES OF UTU CRAP.

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: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years
Posted: 07 January 2017

I've been with Csx for 16 yrs on Dec 30th I received a letter of
termination for my fourth MINOR offense. You see in Phillys intermodal
ramp management there is really fuckin Petty I MEAN REAL FUCKIN PETTY
they always want to try to catch you doing something wrong, seekin and
creepin around you guy's are suppose to be management GROW UP and have
so decorum about they way your SUPPOSE TO resentyour selfs. I've had it
I'll let the union do it's thing and I'll do my you know that saying,
 when one door closes another one opens .time to close out my 16 yrs
with csx AND NOT TO LOOK BACK EVER

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: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 07 January 2017

$2B spent on buybacks in two years, instead they could have given each
of the 29,000 CSX employees a bonus of $68,965.00 or $34,500,00 per
year. 

How much was your bonus for 2016?

The above does not include the annual dividend of $0.72 per share or
$675M annually that the company already spends/pays out to please the
shareholders. 

Thanks.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 07 January 2017

Here is how CSX management chooses to spend billions of dollars...
instead of increasing workers salaries and benefits they will instead
try to get rid of as many workers as they can so they can have more
money to keep buying back more and more of CSX stock worth billions of
$$$. In today's messed up corporate world it's just considered as a
good management practice, nothing personal against the workers. 

http://www.bidnessetc.com/39892-csx-corporation-csx-announces-2-billion-share-buyback-program-in-1qfy15-ear/

A new buy back program will be announced soon...
http://seekingalpha.com/news/3227653-csx-hints-new-buyback-program

Regards.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 07 January 2017

To CSX employees:

Please take a look at the CSX's stock price... from the management
point of view if the stock price is at all time high as it currently is
that means to them that the Company is doing well, that they do a good
job, it justifies to them all their actions etc. and the Wall Street
(their Bosses)rewards them nicely with a sky high stock price. Most
likely all CSX upper management gets paid based on the stock price
performance and/or gets paid their bonuses and pay in the form of the
stock compensation that can be worth huge amounts of $$$ and now they
can sell on the open market at the record high prices and cash in Big
Time on the backs of the hard workers that get paid only bare minimum
the management can get away with to keep you coming in for work every
day.

The bottom line is that CSX management is looking after their own and
their shareholders interests only and not the workers. It's always
been this way in the capitalist world but it's getting worse and worse
every year as they have to squeeze the workers more and more so they can
show even bigger profits every year and pay even higher and higher
dividends to their share holders but if they don't do that the Wall
Street (their Bosses) will sell off CSX stock and the management will
get punished big time (no stock options or they get paid a lot less
because the stock price has tanked, no cash bonuses, pay cuts, get
fired etc.) or even worse from their point of view if the company will
be acquired by a competitor and they all will lose their jobs.

The above is applicable to almost all US companies and beyond. S&P 500
is at all time high, dividends at all time high, share buy backs at all
time high but the workers' wages and benefits are at 40-year lows with
the cost of living at all time high so we have to work twice as
hard/twice as much to maintain the same standards of living as we had
in the past. Something is wrong with this picture but nobody really
talks about it that much (Trump did a little bit and won...). 
The FED has only participated in this scam with their QE programs and
low inters rates for the past 10-years (no inflation right? Yes in the
workers wages no inflation but everything else has almost doubled in
price). All these policies have made the rich richer and to the poor
poorer and we the people have to take this crap quietly and be happy
with what we've got because they keep saying to us that it could have
been much much worse for us... meaning the working class folks... we
are saving you with all this programs... while making the rich class
uber-wealthy.  

CSX employee stories on this site are all American stories that are
currently applicable to most companies especially those in S&P 500 so
it's the system that is rotten not just the CSX.

Best of luck to all, take it easy, don't work too hard for CSX if you
can get away with it until they change their ways, if ever. 

Regards.

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: YEA!!!
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 07 January 2017

HOGGER!


AMEN! AMEN! AMEN!!!  You said it brother.  Ask us to set ourselves up
to be targets just for that trip sodimizer!  Hell no! FRA knows what
their doing and don't get a rats arss so why should we! Just like long
trains with NO tele communications. Got to keep turning the damn thing
off to run 30 then back on again. Those who follow the rules got to
send in reports they didn't use it the whole trip because the train
was too long and kept losing its communication.  Another problem caused
by csx and not the damn crews!

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

Tech support

You might as well throw your hat into the ring and put on your boxing
gloves because you are going to lose the battle.  The work order
problems have been going on ever since csx took over conrail. The
operations people who run csx have problems with the work orders every
single day in one way or another. Sometimes it take hours for those
crack pots to find the information on a train that's been running on
their system all day long. The company cant even keep an accurate train
line up available to the crews so they can schedule their lives in some
reasonable manner.  They lose complete tract of where trains are out
there. They send work orders over that don't have engines on them and
work orders that don't even have cars on it.   How the hell can they
send a work order to anyone that doesn't even have cars listed on it.
You cant tell me or anyone else that those people look at what they are
doing. Unless they are just totally ignorant to how the railroad works
then they are just lazy. A crew calls the work order desk and wants to
know where their work order is and they ask you if you have car numbers
in your train to help them search for it.  ARE YOU FRICKIN KIDDING ME. I
have been home trying to spend some time with my family, How in the hell
would I know what cars are in a train that's been running across the
system. Try checking some readers. Try calling where it originated from
and see if a damn car inspector can give you one. Maybe find out where
it was built and call the yard and ask them for a number. 
So you see, you are just wasting your time if you expect this to run
smoothly because you can bet your ass it wont. When we got to stop and
pick up cars and we got the main line blocked they want our butts
moving. When they got trains running 5 hours behind schedule they
don't have time to get paperwork to us. Orders are to pick it up and
go. If the pickup doesn't have hazmats in it they don't care. tonnage
and length is not important. Don't matter that FRA say we are to have a
legit fra tonnage graph.  They even run intermodal trains with double
stacks without clearance bureau messages. Ordered to take supervisors
initials and times and go. 
Now we got threats coming at us if we don't use it 85% of the trip we
got to send in reports why or be charged for not using it. They will
have our heads on a platter if we start sending in reports we aren't
using it because the company wont get us the proper information for our
pickups. Your asking us to set ourselves up to be targets. Sorry but it
just not going to happen!

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: 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: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 05 January 2017

CSX Lover, must be a relatively new train-master that was brainwashed at
CHU-CHU-U in Atlanta.  With that attitude, maybe in 25 years, you can
take over for Cindy Sanborn.

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: TECH SUPPORT
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 1-10 years
Posted: 04 January 2017

TO ALL ENGINEERS

For those of you who are trained and qualified to use the trip
optimizer program listen up very carefully. THIS IS NOT A BOGUS
WARNING!  We suggest you take the following information very seriously
and do as posted. Your actions could determine whether you continue to
be employed with CSX

There have been several reports made that the trip optimizer has been
causing over speeds on the train. When reports are made to the GE help
desk on this subject they are finding out this is happening after
additional information is being programmed into the system by the
engineer after cars are placed in the train in route to their final
destination. Why is this happening?  This is because the engineer is
putting undocumented information into the system. Most are reporting
that they are unable to obtain a written work order from the
supervisors and are "GUESSING" what the accurate tonnage and length
is for the cars added to the train. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES ARE YOU TO
PUT UNSUBSTANTIATED INFORMATION INTO THE PROGRAM. If you do and the
trip optimizer handles the train incorrectly and a serious derailment
occurs or there is damage to the train, you will be held accountable
for everything that happens. The information you program into the trip
optimizer can be and will be reviewed for further investigations.
If you can not get proper information you must advise your dispatch
center that you will not be using the trip optimizer.
IT DOES NOT MATTER if a supervisor tells you to add cars to your train
and to use it. It should not be done. If a supervisor relays
information to you as to what he/she thinks might be the proper
information you must still call the help service center and let them
know that this information was given through radio communication and
not through proper company documentation. The only exception would be
if the supervisor tells you that they are viewing the information in
writing in front of them and they can confirm that the information
being relayed in 100% accurate. We suggest you do not do this over the
phone. You will need the radio communication heard and recorded.
This is a problem we can not allow to continue. The inability of the
supervisors and the work order department to provide proper
documentation for your trains is utterly ridiculous and something that
warrants further investigation. The trip optimizer is a wonder tool if
used properly. Yes, we hear constant complaints that it runs too slow,
slows down to early and does not acknowledge all time table track speed
in various turnouts, but for the most part it runs accurately as
programmed. This is something that all engineers need  to learn to deal
with until a better program is developed. But mark my word, if anyone
knowing and willingly puts information into the program that they can
not verify and something serious happens they will be held accountable.
If you have any questions or concerns on this matter you can contact the
help desk and they can explain to you why you should not be doing it.

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: 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: 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: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 31 December 2016

To all CSx  employees start 2017 off right   Quit.

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: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 29 December 2016

MR. Davidson, you are so correct. Money is freedom from fear of layoffs.
So is a small side business developed over several years. So is company
paid tuition assistance. Getting tuition assistance does not require a
degree in spike pulling. The first half of a business degree involves
(typically) just the usual stuff, 1 public speaking course, 1 writing
course, perhaps American history course, and what ever the school gives
you for a semester of Marine Corps phys ed at Camp Lejune State U. Do
the paper work, get it done, start slogging through the rest (usually
on line). Get your degree, this gives you a better shot at NEVER coming
back after the next silly furlough. Maybe you want to start a gun store,
or brake shop, or fitness center. To get a bank or SBA loan it helps if
you HAVE a degree, in any reasonable topic. I can assure you that CSX
employees in Florida are stocking up on FREE degrees "just in case"
there is no more CSX. CSX suggested schools and degree programs usually
are not the best but if they are the fastest AND WILL TRANSFER CREDIT to
a reputable school, consider them. Otherwise, no diploma mills that CSX
pushes. Still, if you are on the Titanic, do NOT assume Captain Ward
has arranged a good life boat for you...provide it yourself! Be
prepared! Do not trust fools. YOUR future (and your families) is job
#1.

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: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 28 December 2016

Nobody knows, but everyone got the letter about the option of putting
your bonus in your 401k.

It doesn't matter because they decide what the figures of your bonus. 
Just be happy that your getting something, it could be worse.

Name: waiting
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 28 December 2016

ANYONE?

Has anyone heard anything about what we might be getting as a bonus
this year. Thee are no rumors or gossip floating around. Most of us are
keeping our ears open to see if they are planning another stunt for
upper management to compensate for their bonus loss. Wonder what kind
of "TEAM BUILDING" trip they are planning this year. Cant do the
paint ball camp or the trip to Las Vegas anymore since that was
exposed. Got to come up with something they can keep low key. Something
they can hand out $10,000 pocket money for expenditures for each. We're
betting it will be some kind of cruise off the coast of florida. Some
kind of wine and dine for Marketing.... any clues?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 26 December 2016

Expect the RRs to continue to be non employee-friendly & maybe get even
worse.  

Eliminating RR retirement would take an act(s) of Congress. Legislators
would be committing political suicide if supportive of such.  Managers
receive RRB annuities too so they shouldn't want any changes.  RR
Retirement is decent but sickness and un-employment benefits aren't so
great.  Individual states won't want to get stuck
handling those expenses. 

Never know though.  A year or more ago who figured two of the most
disliked & distrusted people in this country would end up running for
the US Presidency?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 26 December 2016

I'm just waiting for the carriers to screw everyone on the insurance,
continue with this bogus attendance policy, harassment, and the
elimination of our railroad retirement.  Will the carriers have won the
battle?  Think again!

That is where I along with probably thousands of others across the
country will hit the door!  I have already had opportunities to leave,
but the retirement is why I am still here. This job will become a low
paying truck drivers job with a high turnover rate.  The young guys
coming in the door are already walking away.  People will not sacrifice
there lives with this kind of schedule and bad mentality if it has
nothing to offer.

That is where the REDI Center will be open 24/7 at almost 365 days a
year.  The training will never end, new people by the week.

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: 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: 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: Bendover
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 19 December 2016

Got another CSX letter because 10% of the work force used FMLA to mark
off during Thanksgiving/weekend. Although I do not have FMLA and had to
work on Thanksgiving and that weekend, I think it is pretty FUNNY their
reasoning for sending the letter. 
They write "November and December are seasonally sensitive periods for
our customers. Our negative business impacted numerous train delays and
delay of customer deliveries. Additionally, many colleagues had to work
more hours than otherwise scheduled causing undue hardship and a
decrease in morale." 
Basically CSX is once again blaming T&E employees for their mistakes
and short comings. If they really cared about our customers and
deliveries, they would bring back furloughed employees to handle the
business. Also, quit building trains the same as summer time!! More
than half of CSX is in a deep freeze and they still wanna build
10-12,000 feet trains. It's not going to work!! They tell trainmasters
to cut 10 cars off at a time until the air comes up. Well I hope they
don't care about on time departures! When it takes 5 hours to get out
of the yard, better have a re-crew ready. Thus, using up more crews. As
far as morale goes, it is down because of CSX's unethical practices and
harassment. Not to mention the shit show that is PAYROLL. If they just
paid what they agreed to pay in the first place morale would go up no
matter how shitty the company is. People ask if I like my job and I
respond with I like my job but hate the company. So low morale isn't
bc people have found a way to actually get a break from this place
through FMLA. 
In closing, lets try for 20% mark offs during the next couple holiday
weekends. Then they will actually see who runs and makes this company
money!

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: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 18 December 2016

Well got my CSX Bonus,  Your furloughed MERRY CHRISTMAS CSX STYLE!  What
makes no sense is that I received a letter from Crew Management stating
the reason I am furloughed is that I can't hold any positions.  Yet,
since they pulled me off my positon to furlough me,  I can hold at
least 2-15 positions in my terminal on a daily basis.  CSX would rather
lay-in, annul, or not fill jobs due to lack of conductors.  CSX Core
Values,  It Starts With The Customer and   People Make the Difference
"Yeah Right"?

Name: From Csx famalies
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 09 December 2016

To the BLE and SMART officals: Hope you have a shitty Holiday season and
a lousy 2017. Assholes

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: 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: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 05 December 2016

ALERT:

  Usually, a company tries to improve instead of maintain or revert to
bad business practices including mistreatment of it's own employees.
I've heard of this happening in corporations but it usually happens
right before a hostile take over. They intentionally drive down the
value of that corporation making it a great deal with potential to
improve to new investors. These people are paid by the hostile company
to gain employment, (infiltrate) the host company, incorporate bad long
term business practices convincingly made to sound good and sometimes
give the "credit" to current execs, making these plans more easily
deployed. This is sometimes a lengthy process taking several years to
inflict the damage to the company's reputation. Ideas of plant
closures, down sizing are usually one of the last steps before the
ultimate blow is delivered. One of those is to recommend a fire sale of
stocks at the last minute due to "bleak" future outlook for the
company (self inflicted). That's when the hostile take over is
executed. The sudden revelation of "cooking the books" on the
financials will be "mysteriously" exposed. Usually the stock value
will be at a higher level, higher than the previous 3-4 quarters before
the news of the deteriorating company reputation has hit the current
stock holders which will encourage the sale of the stocks. The media
will run the story and the stocks will begin to tank. The stock holders
will hold an emergency meeting and they will decide to sell before the
bottom drops completely out, then the take over will be complete.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 25 November 2016

Does anyone know of a way of getting the attendance records of the
management turds? It's a public corp. I would like to open up a line
of communication with the subject of holding the management "Team"
lol,responsible for following same "Core Values " and " Ethics "
that are require of all the REAL People that Actually DO the LABOR that
brings in the funds that pays their Ridiculous Salaries and Bonus's.
These lazy jerks have been making TO MUCH off of OUR BACKS, And
dictating for TO DAMN LONG on how WE,AS FREE Human Beings Should
arrange our lives to make them the money they desire. This so called
"Management Team " should Show US,(the REAL People) that Do the REAL
Work just what the Hell THEY ( The So Called Team ) Produce to receive
the ridiculous paycheck they do. I have experienced and witnessed AND
believe that this so called "Management Team" is a Hindrance on the
future of the REAL Success of CSXT. This so called "Team" is a
parasite on ALL of the REAL and TRUE Workers that make this Company the
"Small Success" it is now. Cause if this company had the true
Leadership,the True Ethics and The True Core Values the substandard
"Team" spouts all the time ( and never delivers ) It would be ABOVE
and on TOP of the WHOLE Industry. 

DAMN Shame I'm to Freaken Old to leave.

In layman's terms, We, The True Workers of CSXT are being lead by a
bunch of Greedy , Unprofessional , Uncaring , Selfish , Self-centered ,
Unethical Small minded people. And Our so called Union's are either in
it with them OR to damn Wimped Out to stand up and make things right. 

To the subjects of this rant, Sleep Well You Worthless,Greedy Idiots,
I'm sure that your Children and Grandchildren would be Very Proud of
the High Character you hold yourselves to. And we all look forward in
dealing with them when they grow up, ( at some point )

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: 
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: 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: ???
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 16 November 2016

ENGINEERS

Has anyone heard anything about the engineer bonus we are probably not
going to get?  Not a thing in the mail yet?  Seems like we got one of
those blow hard letters last year bragging on how good we did  BUT not
good enough for us to get a 100% bonus. Is there any hope for a good
bonus this year. Seems with the god awful engineer shortages and the
extra boards cut to an all time low they should have saved a fortune.
We work our fingers to the bone and never get to stay home you would
think they would pay us a good one!

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: 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: 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: 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: Dong Bageley
E-mail: MikeyWardsyesman@csx.com
Employed as: M of W, for 1-10 years
Posted: 11 November 2016

CSX says they hire veterans and likes veterans; however, Division
engineer John Fortune does not like veterans. He fires or runs off
veterans such as Scott King and Andrew Young. Fortune needs to be ran
off because he is a micro manager and vindictive. Don't cross Fortune
or he will run you off.

Name: VLC
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 11 November 2016

Instructor

You are absolutely right. The UTU is very aware this pattern is
happening again. We had a form several years ago that we used to report
the excessive failures and their "BOGUS" interpretations. The pattern
has been developing again and seems to have started when the school was
shut down and instructors were forced to go back in the ranks. It also
happens when new TM's are in the yards training. Most of the time it
is a new supervisor in training that did not come out of the field
first. For some reason they seem to have a problem using common sense.
We have been discussing this situation and will hopefully have a plan
put into action soon that will take care of this problem.  Thank you
for your post. It is nice to see that someone has some common sense and
supports fair and accurate reporting in the field!

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: Me
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 09 November 2016

Despite the usual UTU scare tactics during a presidential election, the
man Trump has won.  Guess these lazy overpaid UTU officers will have to
go back to work full-time to justify there jobs. haha

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: Instructor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years
Posted: 08 November 2016

Beaten Conductor

You are absolutely right. NO rule that is written in black and white
should be twisted and manipulated to ones own interpretation and if a
supervisor is doing so, then you need to contact the operating rules
department and advise them that this is occurring. They should be
notified immediately. No supervisor has the right to manipulate or
override the rules that are written. If we allowed everyone to do this
then there would be constant misunderstandings on a daily basis and
this could create a condition that would allow for injury to an
employee. This kind of behavior is not acceptable at any level. You
were right when you stated that several years ago the operating  rules
department published a long list of questions and answers via a system
bulletin. Several employees contacted the operating rules department
and voiced their concerns over the constant manipulation of rules. Do
not hesitate to contact the department again. We must know if this is
happening. Where and how these rules are being manipulated is of the
most importance to the company. We must also know who is manipulating
these rules as well. These supervisors may just be confused or need to
attend further training on rules interpretations. If it is only
happening in a certain division or just a particular terminal we need
to know so that we can address the situation. You may be advised if you
receive a failure in one of these situations to address this with your
union representation. This is correct but it is also important that you
contact the operating rules department as well. It takes several days if
not weeks for this kind of information to make it to the proper
department. This issue is one that should not be delayed. Do not
hesitate to contact the operating rules department. Call 888-752-9168
and they can assist you in contacting the proper authority in the
department. Remember that safety is a way of life.

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:  
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 02 November 2016

Re: Drug Train Witnesses:

Your information was in part, confirmed.

Name: yep
E-mail: 
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: legal
E-mail: 
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: 
E-mail: 
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: 
E-mail: 
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: ...
E-mail: 
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: sickand tired
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 23 October 2016

Same boat

Its just as bad for conductors as well. They keep calling me in the
middle of the damn night running the rosters for local jobs and extra
jobs when Im on a pool. They woke me up 4 stinking times and after the
last call I only got about 45 minutes sleep before they called me for a
 job on my pool. They ran out of conductors on the extra board in the
middle of the day the day before. Someone posted a number on here
awhile back of someone who worked for the FRA that wanted to know about
what was going on. Did you happen to see it and write it down.  Its
about time we started taking matters into our own hands. Screw the
unions. they cant or just wont do shit about the shortages. Our
agreement isn't any better than a piece of shit paper. The company is
violating the hell out of it. States real clearly they are supposed to
keep enough people on the boards to fill ALL anticipated shortages.
They need to count every single person who has fmla and add that many
to the boards. They should be anticipating this shit along with
vacations, personal days and sick mark off!

Name: same boat
E-mail: 
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
E-mail: 
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: Dad
E-mail: dad@csx.com
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 17 October 2016

well back when i was first hired on by scl folks used to be real
courteous and stuff but now since john snow came and expecially after
all them conrail peopl came up and took over our compny dam yankeees,
those danm yankes were real rude and stuff they told the waycross
paintt shop people that they didnt know how to paint cuz they put s the
logos a little highter than standard an they tried to make em pain the
enigines conrail blue. they one time kicked out some stupid foamer and
beat the crap out t of them for taking pictures of an sd45-2 on R619 in
atlanta

Name: Post N/Numbers
E-mail: 
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: 
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: Will-am
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 08 October 2016

I hope Matthew blows the roof and building in Jacks apart and take the
friggin cunt and WARD with him. Might be heaven sent.

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
E-mail: 
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: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 20-30 years
Posted: 06 October 2016

RE:

Name: whatthef...k
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 04 October 2016

Also, if you need the mainframe, go to webconnect.csx.com

,

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 20-30 years
Posted: 06 October 2016

RE:

Name: whatthef...k
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 04 October 2016

You don't have to go back to work.  Just go to apps.csx.com  then
install citrix.  Then open Internet explorer (that you see in your
browser).

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 06 October 2016

Setback,

Reading your post, I noticed it's all about you.  Have you considered
that every time you take that call, you allow them to NOT mark up the
next in turn cut back engineer? That also means they don't have to
call back that next up furloughed brother.  So, do you think he cares
about your pay being screwed up because you're being greedy? Probably
not.  He's probably more concerned about keeping his family intact and
keeping the lights turned on.  Hmmm, if only we had a union that put
this kind of information out there.

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: 05 October 2016

Setback, ape, for 10-20 yrs.:
If you've actually worked for csx 10-20 yrs.,  you should be well 
aware that trying to do "favors" or help them out is rarely, if ever,
appreciated & remembered.  Never - most likely & that applies to all
situations.  If when it's known you are not subject to a call for work
(or can check quick enough), don't answer the call if you don't have
to or don't want to.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 05 October 2016

dropped 3 turns in a pool job to miss call me , may karma choke yall;s
ass out

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 04 October 2016

To Mr. whatthef..k, Conductor for 1-10 yrs.: 
Access to certain things (at home on a PC) were taken advantage of
by many & thus ruined all that for everyone.

Name: setback
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 04 October 2016

Set back eng.


DO NOT EVER TAKE A CALL TO STEP UP AS AN ENGINEER WHEN THEY ARE SHORT
AND CALL YOU AND BEG YOU TO STEP UP!  This last trip was the 3rd time
they screwed my pay royally.  Every time I work as an engineer and Im
flipped home these stinking thieves pay me a basic day for my trip home
instead of the trip rate that I am due working as an engineer. Ive
called payroll and put in claim and the stinking thieves keep doing it.
  So tell them to kiss your ass if they ask you to help them out. One of
these days they might get their head out of their asses and realize its
stupid to bite the hand that feeds them!

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: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years
Posted: 03 October 2016

What ever happened to Carl Taylor?

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: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: M of W, for 1-10 years
Posted: 03 October 2016

As an employee of CSX and a combat veteran who has been many places and
seen many things I can tell you outright that alot of you don't
appreciate your current situations much less appreciate this country so
many have vigorously defended with there lives. CSX is not perfect, no
company is. Life isn't perfect. Just the facts. The poorest of
Americans have it better than richest people of some the places I've
been. To many people don't stop to appreciate there jobs or there
families or the simple freedoms you all enjoy. We all have a decent job
here at csx and I know it's not perfect and there is absolutely a
laundry list of problems here, but it's a better situation your in
than most. Don't take it for granted it could be gone tomorrow. Then
what? I'm sure most of you are also not college educated like myself.
Not alot out there for blue collars anymore. So before you bitch or
cast ill will on the company remember it's not that bad. You have no
idea how bad it could be. I don't mean that disrespectfully, just take
my word for it from someone who has seen how bad things can be. Remember
life isn't perfect, and csx is sure as shit far from perfect but it
provides a decent way of life for alot of you, myself included. Yes the
management isnt great and I'm sure my 7 year old could run it better
but just be grateful for what you do have and try and be positive and
things tend to work themselves out. Not say there won't be some shit
sandwiches to eat down the road but I'll gladly take them over a worse
situation. God bless all my fellow railroaders & remember there is
someone out there worse off than you so try and see the good in your
life. Life is to short to be negative.

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: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 30 September 2016

Look at all those trains sitting.  Look at all those engines in storage.
 Look at all those trains without engines.  Look at all those cut back
employees. Look at all those trains with no conductor or engineer. 
Look at all those managers sitting.  Look at all the managers getting
paid to sit. Look at how many people they cut off the extra boards this
week.  Look how many yard jobs and locals didn't get filled this week. 
Look at those clowns in Jacksonville with there thumbs up each other's
ass masking excuses to investors for why they can't earn for them
anymore.  Mike says Cindy you take this question and Cindy says yes sir
Michael almighty I will answer this question and talk about what a great
job I'm  doing.  I'm making all these cuts this quarter to make up for
all the fuck ups that lost X amount of revenue last quarter. Im a genius
Mikey for I and you and The rest of our executive team are narcissistic
and will ruin the great railroad of the east as it could have been.

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: 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: John
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 27 September 2016

Here is your 3rd customer. I really believed I was the only customer who
hated CSX for it's ill drag on my business and productivity. Unlike the
previous customer my options are limited to CSX. I am for re
consolidation of the U.S class 1 railroads. The outrageous price
increases coupled with fees I get when cars are spotted wrong and have
to be switched in my facility. I know plenty of times CSX will send a
brakeman who looks at me and says I'm sorry Mr I have never been here
before and they told me to go on anyway. Policies have been implemented
to ensure someone stands with the brakeman to make sure the work is done
correctly now. I pay less for someone to handle that versus intra plant
billing. I know it's not slways the brakemans fault. CSX should have
more respect for it's empliyees and customers. I wonder if they really
know what there reputation is on the street or even care?

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: Customer
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 27 September 2016

I am the same as the prior customer who claimed the crew told him there
was a shortage of crews. I have been suffering for awhile now because
CSX can not get the man power problem sorted out. I have been in
discussion with the NS railroad who also serves here in kingsport, TN.
The sales team with the NS railroad has been really great helping this
get set up with them.

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: 
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: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 20 September 2016

If the HTD has proper communication with the EOT. When you perform your
clclass 3 or continuity test. The 5 lb application and the 5 lb release
is conforming the test. Now if there isn't communication with the HTD
and EOT even if the EOT gives the air pressure. The crew has to confirm
the set up and release of the last car. So NO you don't have walk the
128 cars

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 19 September 2016

128 cars, consist was changed, & the engineer thinks a 5 lb.
set/release?  Where'd he/she learn that?  From watching Thomas The
Train on PBS?
 
Look up the Federal: 
Title 49 CFR Part 232.  
Class III - 232.211 is somewhat vague. Refers to rear car gauge OR
end-of-train telemetry device. No mention of a HTD on a controlling
locomotive.
Co. operating rules regarding train power brake laws are usually pretty
similar, word-for-word, as csx didn't write all that.

From what all I've read & understand, including passing the pod test
100% - you did it correctly.

Divisions have a safety & operating practices manager - call, ask
there.  (Good luck though with co. sucks like those.)

Or, next time you are in that situation, converse with dispatcher
and\or management. Let them make the decision - tell you how it should
be handled.   Be sure to record it.  Usually they'll just pass the buck
back to you but at least then you tried & will be protected when you do
what you think is right.

Name: NEW GUY
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 19 September 2016

Cond/Eng.

Hey guys. Got a question. We were out on road and had to set out a bad
order car. when we got the train put back together I told the engineer
I was headed to the rear to watch the set and release on the rear car
for the class 3 test. He insisted that I didn't have to do that
because he could use his head end device and do a five pound set and
release. I told him we weren't doing a train line continuity test. We
made a change to our consist so  I had to make certain just like the
rules say that the last car sets and releases. He still insisted I
didn't need to. So I got the book and read the rule again for class
three and I know the way it is written says if you are doing a
continuity test you can use the tele and head end reading but it says
if you are doing a test for reasons other than just cutting the train
and putting it back together you go to make sure the piston sets and
releases. He said the trainmasters and roadforeman both told everyone
that the rule was vague in the book and you didn't need to see the
rear piston. What the hell is supposed to be the rule. I don't want to
start calling the FRA and asking a bunch of questions and get a target
on my back. I didn't mind walking the 128 cars to do the test right.
But I got a feeling someone did something in the past that pissed off
the dispatch and made trains wait after someone set out a bad car and
rumors got started that you don't have to do it the way Im reading in
the book.   
Want some advice from the old heads before I go calling the FRA!

Name: Screwed sgsin
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 18 September 2016

Crews
Guess they got us good again.  This new pay system allows the company
to put in separate dead head tickets for the engineers now  when
flipping is back home instead of putting us in hotel. Engineers don't
have to worry now about putting claims in when they get flipped like
they used to. Just did it to a bunch of us. Got home and the engineer
had his own dh to report with his hos. We had seperatr combo tickets
with no miles reported on them and no way to  report them. Stealing
pieces of trash got us good now. Engineers just filling theirs out and
laughing on the way out the door. One of these days their going to push
to far.

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: 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: 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: 
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: Concerned 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 08 September 2016

Corp reading your post makes me think your just a disgruntled employee
who could could not get FMLA for whatever reason.  The company can not
punish you without proof of abuse.  In other words if I call in and say
please give me a personal business day and they say no we can't. 1 hour
later I mark off FMLA. Yes that is proof of abuse to be charged.
Basically unless you it can be proved by other than job history than
you can't dicipline me. The company is out of line.

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: 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

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: seethelight
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 1-10 years
Posted: 06 September 2016

Cond/eng.

Why on gods green earth do you keep blaming the company for the
manpower shortages and the god awful hours you have to work to make up
for the cuts.   I have read my husbands union agreement. It was stated
very clearly that the company will keep enough people employed and
working to cover vacation days, personal days and anticipated mark off
for sick, doctor, etc.  The UNIONS have allowed them to violate this
part of the agreement. They are letting the company reduce the caps and
not letting people off like they should. Yeah, they got the right to
reduce caps to meet shortages but they also are supposed to keep enough
people employed to allow a reasonable amount of people to take off. They
aren't doing it. The company says they cut back because business was
way down and they have a right to make a profit. If it is so slow then
why is everyone working their butts off and they are short all the
time. That's because business isn't down like they claim and your
unions aren't doing their jobs. I don't want another dime coming out
of our income to pay these union guys to sit on their butts and do
nothing. I have also been told that some of the LC will reduce pools
and crunch numbers with the company when they think they aren't making
enough money. What kind of union representation is that. I don't know
about you but if it were me I would be marching on the internationals
front step with picket signs or quit paying my dues.

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: 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: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 06 September 2016

Hey CORP,

Tell Cindy thanks for the letter.  My lawyer said he loves it!  It's
perfect to take to court to show that the company is trying to
intimidate people and violate their FMLA rights.  


His advice to me that I will pass along:
If the company asks anything about being marked off FMLA, simply tell
them you were marked off FMLA, provide no information other than that. 
If they continue to harass you, ask them if your lawyer should contact
them, HR, or CSX legal department?  Also, document when they harass you
and what supervisor was harassing you.   Write your congressmen about
it, you have a large corporation violating federal laws, congress likes
digging jnto that, especially if you have Democrats as your
representative or senator.

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: Spongebob
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 04 September 2016

Tired too,

   Sounds like you've had to many shots of the CSX company Kool-Aid. 
Don't be jealous of those that can afford to mark off FMLA and enjoy
their lives with their families.  Don't sell your life and soul to the
CSX devils that would love nothing more than than to replace every one
of us with a computer or sell our jobs away to contractors.  Yes, we
all knew when we hired on what the requirements of the job were, but
after 18 years of this shit, attitudes and what's important to me has
changed. Do you really think for one minute that CSX really gives 2 big
flying Fucks about any of us?  All they care about are profits, safety
and shareholders.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 04 September 2016

Corp. & Tired Too misunderstand.
Am fully aware of & know all about the FMLA & how it is supposed to be
applied.  Do not advocate misuse at all. 
Point: companies did not help much, if at all, with reasonable
lay-offs, even for valid individual or family medical reasons. Hence
the FMLA came about in 1993.

BTW......this is SUNDAY and this particular post is being sent from a
desktop computer located in the business office at one of my away from
home terminal lodging facilities/hotels that we sometimes can use. 
Where are you two yayhoos?

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: TIRED TOO
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 04 September 2016

Cond.30

Corp is right and YOU are wrong. FMLA was not established for the lazy
to take off every weekend with their families and to get out of extra
jobs that suck! It isn't to take off every pay day or take 3 days off
every time their off days come around. Its real easy to see who is
abusing it. Just like the safety committee guys were doing all the
time. I don't have anything against someone getting FMLA that deserves
it. It sucks to have something wrong with you or a family member. No one
wants to be in pain or see someone else suffering but this shit where
they are taking advantage of it has to stop just like the safety
committee shit had to to!  Everyone keeps going around saying they are
tired of working their asses off and going to try and get FMLA. These
idiots better take a good look at the fines and federal charges that
they can get for falsifying anything to get on it. Besides man, its
just bad Karma. what goes around comes around.

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: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 03 September 2016

Give it up Condr.  Corporate will never get it that people do want to
work but also want lives and do not want to be just serfs/slaves.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 03 September 2016

Corp,
The FMLA came along well over 20 yrs. ago.  As for reasons why it was
established in the 1st place - guess we'll have to agree to disagree.

Name: corp
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years
Posted: 03 September 2016

Conductor 30

I suggest you read the Laws and Regulations for FMLA.Im sure you are
capable of reading and understanding simple language. There is no
misunderstanding in the way it is written. It is also not hard to see
how many are abusing the system. As for the company starting the whole
mess you could not be more WRONG. We all know that you don't like the
availability policy and its point system. You can thank your unions for
it along with the company. They DID AGREE to the process. 
The knew policy did not force anyone to apply for FMLA. Those who have
legitimate illnesses or have very ill family members have every right
to use the program as it was intended to be used. Those who abuse it
just to get extra rest days off, holidays, weekends, and use it to
dodge jobs should  receive discipline to the fullest extent allowable
by law.  No one should be allowed to misuse the system. Those employees
who cant fake a serious illness or influence their doctors to put them
on FMLA have to work extra to make up for those who aren't available
while they are running around on the weekends with their families.
Those employees who have a legitimate illness and need FMLA are getting
a slap in the face by those who cheat the system and abuse it.
So don't you dare blame the company for the actions of those who abuse
and cheat the system. Having an availability policy that you do not like
does not give you or anyone the right to break the law.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for 20-30 years
Posted: 03 September 2016

http://www.cnbc.com/2016/08/31/united-ceo-reflects-on-one-year-at-the-helm-we-need-to-treat-people-better.html

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 02 September 2016

Hey Corp! I am usally a very repectful guy but 31 years at this company
has made me a little cranky at times. So with all do reapect Corp! You
can suck my dick bitch!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 02 September 2016

Hey Corp:

Do it.  Start trying to persecute employees with FMLA mark-off rights.
After all, companies (and their policies) ought to be expert at that
account they're the ones who actually created\started the whole mess.


Go ahead, spend more time & resources on something that will probably
not help csx much, if at all, in the end.  

Would sure like to see some statistics, ie:  work attendance on
assignments that have regular hours/times/days off - vs. all the other
ones -- extra lists, unassigned pool jobs, etc.

Wake up - most employees (that are still employed) are glad for &
really appreciate their RR job but are not very happy with the overall
treatment.  Management's attitude towards it's workers needs to
change.

Name: CORP
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years
Posted: 02 September 2016

APE

Yes the company can punish you for misuse of FMLA. Apparently you
don't know that it is a federal offense to misuse or file for FMLA
under false pretenses. There are some doctors who do not care if their
careers are put on the line by fudging paperwork for a patient.

We have an eye on two employees now who have FMLA to take care of a
parent that was ill but both have passed away over 6 months ago. We
were also informed that an employee who is making it hard for others on
an extra board is using it each weekend to attend his sons ball games.
He has been seen in pictures taken by parents in the crowd. If a person
marks off FMLA to take a child to an appointment or needs to stay home
for themselves for pain or treatment, then that's were they should be.
When the appointment is over the person should make themselves available
to work. The actions of those who cheat the system and everyone else is
the reason attention is being drawn to the FMLA recipients. Yes, boards
are short but when 4 out of 10 extra board employees have FMAL and use
it every weekend or to dodge a pool run or local job that is not
favorable it just punishes everyone left to work. Do you think that is
fair to the other employees?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 02 September 2016

The company wants you men and woman to be scared.  The company won't
admit that they can't punish you for using FMLA. I think in response
everyone should cut the cord this holiday weekend. MS Sanborn will!
Don't cut the cord and the bullshit continues!

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: 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: LV SMOOT
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 25 August 2016

Mallard

You are like all these fucking pathetic Railfans that used to hang out
in front of the yard office sucking OUR Mgr of Operating Practices
here on the Pathetic UPid. You are full of shit. Why don't you hook up
with Peter Ely, who is a faggot Southern California railbuff and bob the
knob and go suck a operating officers ass.


Pathetic ass licker

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 1-10 years
Posted: 25 August 2016

I have worked for steel workers before the rail road and they are no
comparison the steel workers union is 10:1 better I could not believe
some of the rules my Union craft has it's a joke.

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: Laughing
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 23 August 2016

Loco  

Sounds like an idiot problem in labor relations department. Real STUPID
MOVE TO SAY THE GPS INFO LOST TRACT OF ANY TRAIN! As for dispatchers
knowing where u are? NOT all the time. how about when they want to put
a track car behind u and they ask u were your head end is located? Love
it when they get smart and want to know if your still on the move after
U stopped to tone them up cause u broke down and u been waiting 15
minutes. Maybe we should all tell them to CHECK THE STINKING GPS!

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: 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: NO BULLSHIT
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 19 August 2016

MALLARD

YOU are so full of shit. You better do your research a little better.
CSX is the lowest paying class one railroad in the country! Let me
guess....your a company mole who was sent to this site to stir shit and
distract posters from the important FACTS!   Clean engines and good
working radios?? I get more stinky shitters, broken seats, arm rest
missing, no visors, no reading lights, no side mirror, no ac OR fan and
radios that cant pick up shit a week than you can even count. I don't
believe you work for csx. If you do and your getting cushy engines all
the time then you must be a pet.

Guessing you don't get your union agreed pay stolen every week either.
You got to be joking. They spit on our agreement every single pay period
like they breath air.  I have had over a 1000 taken from me this year on
their yellow belly indian giving crap that our agreement gives us in
plain black and white writing. I have had claims denied with the most
stupid irrelevant answers that are so laughable you almost choke from
laughing so hard! It has happened to others. All it does is show that
they don't even read the claims, they just pull an answer out of their
asses!
Have you never been blamed for a mistake the company made???? They want
to blame the crew for fra and clearance bureau mistakes that they make
just to try and cover up their mistakes. How many times have you tried
to tone up the dispatcher with a serious problem with the train or
power just to get a dead tone or they leave you sitting and waiting for
over 20 minutes. Several of us have tried to use the emergency channel
just to have the dispatch tell us it didn't work.

Man, you must be living in a frickin fantasy world.  That really pisses
me off you saying csx pays the best. You don't know shit man!

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: UP Engineer
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 18 August 2016

Union Pay Facts
"Daniel "Bill" Hannah" is
the highest paid union officer within the BLE, including the
international officers.

Yep..That’s right. And I can tell you, DW is worth every dollar he
gets. Just ask any LA Div. Engineers. He would tear the CSX a new ass.
I’ve know Bill for 35 years. Every railroad division needs a union rep
as he.

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: Union Pay Facts
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 10-20 years
Posted: 17 August 2016

To the UP Conductor:

According to [http://www.unionfacts.org], "Daniel "Bill" Hannah" is
the highest paid union officer within the BLE, including the
international officers.
His supposed specialty is getting all the [convicted felons] child
molesters and wife beaters back to work.
How does that happen?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for N/A
Posted: 11 August 2016

Google / Search: Arbitration in the RR industry.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 1-10 years
Posted: 11 August 2016

Is anyone currently in arbitration or know about how long it takes?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: CSX Contractor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 09 August 2016

csx has a habit of chargin owner operators (truckers) for damaged
chassis, bent etc, How the hell does someone bent a chassis? unless you
rollover... Does anybody feel like they've been charged for a damaged
chassis that was never fix and CSX keeps charging for the same damage
to other owner operators...How can we get a copy of the repair history
of the chassis...anybody

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: tech
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for N/A
Posted: 08 August 2016

Friend and family

It is done mostly for proof when they are sued for negligence because
someone is injured on faulty equipment or slips and falls that they are
taking a strong stance on safety. If you have never read the safety
manuals or the system bulletins and system notices you wouldn't
understand the extreme levels they go to protect themselves. There are
pages upon pages of bulletins and notices listing  unsafe walking
conditions across the system all published to cover their butts if
someone gets hurt while working. There are slip, trip and fall notices
and warnings in their safety manuals. Look where you step, Scan the
ground before you take a step. Be aware of the area that surrounds you.
Check all steps and ladders and the list goes on.

Now as for harassment, that is a different matter. Since the
employee's are working under a union agreement they have to have a
good reason to fire someone. Those who get fired due to their own
stupidity is a slam dunk win for them. Easy money. In the meantime it
is necessary for them to hand out observation failures. The more the
better. Looks good in the court room. An employee gets to many failures
and he heads to the suspension corner. To many suspensions and he heads
for the streets. If everyone followed every single rule in the book to
the letter it wouldn't matter. A turn over rate due to unsafe
employee's is a plus for them. Now that the a lot of monetary safety
awards have been done away with (for the railroad) you would think
things would lighten up, but not happening. They seem to feel that
ruling with fear is their best plan of attack. 
Reducing the workforce is not a problem for them as long as the
government hands out aid/grants to the railroads to recruit and train
new employee's especially military personnel. With the unemployment
rate so high and good jobs hard to come by the railroads are not
worried about replacing those who are fired.
The problem is with the targeting of specific employee's. It isn't
hard for anyone to figure out that they are being followed more often
than others. Being approached numerous times through out each week is a
good sign that you are on a watch list. There is not much an employee
can do if he is put on a watch list. Document times and places along
with who is approaching you then meet with your local representative
and put a plan of action in motion. These are their choices. Not good
ones with weak unions! Therefore the company continues its vicious
cycle. The price of working for big business.
The best thing for the railroad employee is to come to work, stay in
the shadow and do not under any circumstances draw any attention to
yourself. There will be many other fish to fry out in the field.

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: conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 07 August 2016

Crews

Is anyone else having problems getting their information on deadheads
and held away to print when you print out your pay tickets.  None of us
can get that info to print. The only thing that prints is the standard
pay info. If you look at the activity summary all you get is the info
that's on the trip itself.  We need copies of everything we submit so
when they don't pay us what we earned we got proof we submitted it.
The LC's say we need this info for our claims.

Name: Trump for President
E-mail: 
Employed as: CSX Customer, for N/A
Posted: 07 August 2016

Save Our Country:

Lets rid ourselves of all this Political Correctness Bullshit!

VOTE FOR DONALD TRUMP.

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: 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: 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: 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

I like things documented. It is a PITA but every time I have failed to
do so I have regretted it. If e-mail than send it twice, and send
different ways to different addresses. CSX e-mail to the other end,
copy to BOTH your home e-mails, copy to union folks, probably certified
paper e-mail, consider a tiny voice recorder, preferably with phone
adapter. Preferably have someone review and correct grammar / spelling.
If it is known that you have things well documented other folks pay
attention. You might even create 2 seperate e mail accounts (1 yahoo, 1
g mail, etc.)and use them just for RR stuff storage. Log in every so
often to keep account up to date. Write longer accounts that can
clearly be read and understood by an outsider, not just the other
side.Keep a little notebook AND PEN.put in zip lock bag. Idea is
survivability always.

Name: JAD
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 1-10 years
Posted: 29 July 2016

Conductor furloughed

This company is so screwed up right now that it is not the least bit
surprising that you are in this mess. The IVR is a joke right now and
wont allow anyone to use its main menu properly. Every time they start
making changes to any of the format it goes to hell. If you can hold
any job and are being denied your seniority right to make that move,
watch all those jobs carefully. If anyone, whether they are more senior
or not works those jobs, then that proves they were still active jobs
and were not in the process of being abolished. You are entitled pay
for each day someone works them and you were not allowed to make a move
to them. You can also file ethics charges for deliberately being singled
out by the company to be put in furlough and cause you a hardship and
the inability to earn an income while you still had seniority rights.
Forget your LC. This is a call that needs to go directly to your
general chairman.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 20-30 years
Posted: 28 July 2016

Call your LC and tell him what you just told us.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 27 July 2016

quick question for the csx vets here.... i am in my forth year as a
conductor as csx and have just been furloughed "again" haha  but this
time there are bids that I can hold but my bid card is deactivated so
there is just open bids laying there   and as of now no one can help or
explain to me  ie union    can anyone here help or give me a contact?
thanks guys

Name: Hadenough
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 26 July 2016

WTFFFFFFF

JUST SPENT 1HR AND 20MIN ON HOLD WITH THE FU....CREW CALLERS BEFORE
THEY WOULD ANSWER...IT'S TIME TO GET THE USDOT AND HOMELAND SEQURITY
INVOLVED WITH THIS SHIT. WAITING FOR A RIDE IN THE MIDDLE OF NO WHERE.
THIS SHITS INSANE!

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: 
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: 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: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 19 July 2016

Eviel is the right word

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 18 July 2016

TECH:

My locale:  From early 1979 to early 1995 - NO new hires.

Bottom Line \ Point \ Question is:    Does this company (and all the
investors) truly want to operate an efficient, prosperous RAILROAD or
not?   Evidently NOT.   Sad.

Name: TECH
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years
Posted: 18 July 2016

CONDUCTOR

People need to face the facts.  When a company puts thousands of
dollars into a training school there has to be something done to recoup
 the expenses. It cant sit empty. It is no different than a college. No
students, no school and no government grants. If you have never been to
the school in Atlanta you should see if you can take a tour. Its isn't
just a little building. Its not just a hole in the wall. You cant just
hire people off the streets and send them through this school like an
average every day college. The railroad cant afford the time or money
to school someone for the job just to send them packing until they need
to call them back. If they are on the street too long they have to
retrain. Its the company policy. Thats throwing bad money behind bad
again. Several instructors lost their positions at the school and had
to go back into their craft in the field. Not good for the school.

The point is that there will have to be a reduction in the workforce to
justify opening up the school for new hires in T&E. YOU CAN BET YOUR
BOTTOM DOLLAR that it will be done with employees being fired or pulled
out of service for extremely lengthy times. A turn over rate is a must.
New hires are told when they are done with schooling that if they are
furloughed longer than a year the company DOES NOT HAVE TO CALL THEM
BACK! This is something that the wonderful unions agreed upon. Yeah....
insane but true. If the company can hold off long enough to let those
furloughed run the one year course, then the seats can be filled with
new blood. One way or another the investors are going to want something
done with the school and the money they are throwing into a black hole.
Managers are instructed to hand out failures each month. No matter how
much they deny they are told to "get the failures or else" it is
happening.  Everyone better expect it to get worse.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 17 July 2016

Started my RR career in OCT., 1974.  Almost done.

Liked construction work but things were real slow.
At the time, needed a job.  Pay was 3 bucks less per hr.
than what I earned prior. Had to take it.  

C&O\B&O.   Chessie System.  CSX Transportation.

Never been employee friendly. Entire career always
threatened with being fired.  Is nothing new. 


Seems even worse now days.  CSX can't figure out that if it wants to
survive & prosper as a RAILROAD, slack off on the schooling, the petty
crap, & concentrate more on moving freight using confident, competent,
experienced employees.  

CSX culture has needed to change for quite a while now & it hasn't.
Evidently management doesn't care AND\OR they have a plan.

Usually the way it is:  management plans things, oftentimes for years
in advance & the workers & their unions can only play catch-up.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 17 July 2016

again, use your time at CSX to prepare for your next job and a real
career. Save $$$, don't buy house, new car, overspend, etc. Focus on a
long term career, get as many on line tuition credits as possible, and
prepare for bail out when YOUR Titanic sinks. You have no excuse for
surprise at the likely outcome. You just don't know the day the
iceberg shows up. Folks are giving you straight information. Your
career is REALLY your responsibility, not the HR / Labor Relations
people.

Name: Noel
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 17 July 2016

Friend/Family

I understand the situation your in.   You're looking for a career, 
good paying job, great retirement benefits.....   Don't believe the
lies CSX spews.  I hate to use the word evil, but I know of no other
word to use when it comes to CSX and their management.

I think of the story I heard when I was little.  Jesus standing on the
mount and the devil promising him the world if he would bow before him
and worship him. (Matthew 4:1-11 NKJV).  CSX does the same thing.  
They will promise you riches beyond imagine if you will sell your soul
and work for them, only to turn around and steal it all back each and
every payday, then spend each and every day trying to fire you, to make
their quota of people on the street.  

To quote Darth Vader "come over to the dark side".  Employees openly
call those in management, The Dark Side.   CSX will tell you what you
need to hear to get what they want from you, then leave you alone and
hanging when they no longer need you, or the situation wasn't to
CSX's benifit.  The school will tell you that the train master is your
buddy and pal, and that the engineers are old bitter men trying to get
you fired.  This is far from the truth.   If you screw up, the entire
crew goes down with you, so it's to your engineers benifit to keep you
safe, and help you do your job correctly.

If I had to do it over again, I would not have come to CSX.  Out of the
43 people that I hired in with, they're only 3 of us left.  Some of us
have been fired, some have quit, most are on furlough status.  If you
can't find a job at CSX with in 1 years time, you're fired.   It
doesn't matter that CSX has gotten rid of the Division you're on, or
that guys with 25 years can't hold jobs.  If you don't find a job,
you are gone.

Weigh the pros and cons.  You'll realize CSX isn't the railroad that
Management claims it to be, when they're selling you on the idea of
going through their school.  When all you want is a career, realize
that all CSX wants is the money they'll receive from the Federal
Government for the first year that they hired you.  After that, you're
gone too.

Name: Remington
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 17 July 2016

PA conductor want-too-bee

Don't waste your time coming to CSX.   The post below says it all. Go
for The Money.  

At CSX, as a licensed engineer, I average $22.00/an hour.   Last I
heard, new hire conductors at Canadian National start at $35 an hour,
with a 10 hour guarantee every time they step on the property.   

Because CSX has turned all of the yard jobs into jobs that are run by
remote engines, I have to work on the road.  I literally live on the
road and spend over 280 days a year either sleeping on an engine, or
the cheapest hotel room CSX can find, in the worst part of most towns. 
 I have missed more of my families birthdays, holidays, sporting events,
funerals and wedding anniversaries than I care to think of.   

With that said.   Once CSX took over the section of the rail that I
work on, I make significantly less than the old heads that I worked
with in the 70's and 80's.   The young guys behind me, make even less
than I do.   Today with both union's selling us out to CSX for their
personal gain, and leaving those of us that pay their salaries out to
dry, absolutely would not recommend working for CSX.   If you're heart
is set on working for a railroad.   Good for you.   Just don't let it
be the one that will lie to you, to get you hired on then spend the
rest of your career trying to fire you.

Name: John Deere
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 17 July 2016

New Conductor Want to be

There is a reason that CSX is the only class one railroad that has a
sux site.   There's also a reason that when Tony Ingram left NS that
the job insurance companies quit selling job insurance to CSX
employees, and started selling it again to NS employee's.   

Here's a few things to know.  Would I recommend a railroad career to
anyone?  Yes. Especially if you can get on with CN. 

Do I recommend working for CSX?   Absolutely NOT

What is the retention rate for new employee's, both T&E and Management
at CSX?  

20%.  That's right, 20%. 8 out of every 10 employees that you hire in
with will on longer be employees at your one year anniversary date.


Why is CSX pushing for new employee's when they have guys on the
Huntington Division that can't hold jobs and are sitting on the street
with 25 years of senority?   

Because CSX collects money from the Obama Administration for training
you.   CSX claims their classes are "job retraining" classes, and the
Federal Government happily writes the checks.  Last I heard, CSX got
over $50,000 for "retraining" each military veteran. Civilians in the
upper $30,000, lower $40,000 range.  One of the caviots was that CSX
has, is that CSX has to keep the new employee for 1 year.

What happens after this one year?   

Same thing that happened before the Federal Government put this caviot
in.  As soon as CSX has collected all of the money they can from the
Federal Government for hiring you, you're gone. 
  

Why should CSX keep you?   

After one year you're costing CSX money, not making them money.  This
is bad business for a company that has stockholders who demand that
upper management makes money for the company, and whose pay is directly
tied to stock dividends.  If CSX fires you, or make you so miserable
that you'll quit, they can hire another person, run them through the
school, and as long as Obama is in office, collect another $50,000 plus
for training your replacement. 


At the training school CSX will tell you that the Train Masters are
your buddies and have your back, are they really told to get rid of 80%
of the new hires by years end?  

Yes.  If they don't it's either your job or theirs.   When a train
master has to chose between you having a job and feeding his family or
yours, who is he going to chose?   (And yes, they openly admit that
after they fire the first few people, it becomes easier and easier to
fire new hires for frivolous charges over time.  You're just a number,
and firing you becomes part of the job)

Personally I don't care what you do. You're going to do what you're
going to do. I see new people come and go so quickly anymore, I don't
even to bother to learn their names until they've been around for a
while.  Here's my suggestion, look through this website and a few
others.   Yardlimits.com comes to mind, and there are several others.  
Look around, and you'll understand what railroading is like, and why
CSX is the only class one to have a sucks site.

Name: Broke
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 16 July 2016

Friend/family 

Go with the money. Csx is the lowest paying class1 railroad in the
country. If your going to sell your sole go for the money.  Learn to
type of you will never get paid.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 16 July 2016

I'm planning to be a conductor (& then locomotive engineer) next year
and I live right near the NS Pittsburgh Line and I don't live that far
from Connellsville,PA where CSX has a freight yard in.  I actually want
to work for NS, but I know a someone who got hired by CSX after being
rejected by NS in 2014.   Since then, he tries talking me into working
for CSX and he doesn't mention every bad thing CSX has ever done. 
It's like he's been brainwashed by CSX, but I'm not sure if CSX is a
good company to work for since he's pushing this agenda onto me.  I
never met any actual NS guys yet, but I just read forums from the
mid-2000's about how NS used to treat people like crap.  

 I just would like to learn about who's the lesser of the two evils
and I just want to make the right choice for my railroad career.

Name: new engineer
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 16 July 2016

ENGINEERS!!!!!!

OK old heads.  You got to help me out here.  I haven't been doing this
long so Im getting info that covers most of the new engines that are
coming out.   I got an old gp40-2 the other day that was a mother and
slug and paired up with a single motor. The single motor broke down and
left me with this 1981 model. It had the old amp gauges with the short
time rating. We were already over tonnage for it and they made us pick
up another 6,000 tons that put us over 11,000. Totally insane crap. The
rule book for train handling explains short time rating which was no
problem to figure out. The rule on avoiding speeds lower than
continuous minimum speed for the motor was the problem. There was no
charts given out for these old motors. There was nothing on the engine
anywhere that stated what the speed would be so I called the CSX
mechanical desk. WTF!!!!! They said they never heard of such a thing.
So I asked to talk to an old head mechanic. They put me on hold and
came back and said no one in the shop had ever heard of minimum
continuous speed before. Its right in the dang rule book under rule
5404. So I stopped the train and googled my motor for the info and
found it on a railroad buff site. Turned out to be 11 mph. Ran that
dang motor in 8 throttle at 6mph for awhile cause its all it would do.
I tried throttling  back to 7 off and on to stay out of 8 to give it a
break. The rules say to avoid continuous operations at speeds below
minimum cont. speed for the motor.
The rule doesn't say what throttle to avoid it.  Im guessing they mean
8. It doesn't say how long you can do it before you might burn up the
traction motors either!   Why in the hell didn't the mechanical desk
know what the hell I was talking about when its right in the rule book
in black and white.  You can find shit about it all over the internet.
This is a frickin joke. Can someone with some old time experience tell
me how to handle these motors in this situation when it happens again
because Im sure it will. With these extreme trains they are building in
length and weight, its going to happen again and I don't want to be
charged for burning up traction motors!

Name: Geep
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 15 July 2016

Sounds like CSX and the train masters on the Great Lakes Division may
have some competition in the harassment and discrimination area.


http://louisianarecord.com/stories/510959165-african-american-woman-accuses-kansas-city-southern-railroad-of-discrimination


According to the complaint, Freeman, who was hired by Kansas City
Southern as a conductor trainee Nov. 30, 2009, was subjected to a
hostile work environment, sexual harassment, retaliation and ultimately
termination for filing a complaint for discrimination and for seeking
accommodations following medical problems. 

The plaintiff alleges the defendant denied her medical treatment for a
work-related injury to her knee, deprived her of her rights and
privileges, and terminated her employment Sept. 18, 2012.

Freeman seeks a trial by jury, compensatory damages, attorney fees,
legal costs, expenses and such other relief the court deems just and
proper. She is represented by attorney Patricia A. Gilley of Gilley &
Gilley in Shreveport.

U.S. District Court for the Western District of Louisiana Shreveport
Division Case number 5:16-cv-00936

Name: Spot
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 10 July 2016

Concerned and Train Dispatcher

Why would Conner suddenly care if a train made its origination time or
not?  

Is Conners suddenly worried about keeping his job?  I figured after he
had half of Jacksonville's upper management (including Cindy Sanborn)
fly in for his latest wedding, he was CSX's latest Golden Boy.

Name: ????
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 10 July 2016

?????

Anyone else had their post blocked when reporting something that should
be whistleblowing????

Name: Legal
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 10 July 2016

L&N

That post was not from pines.  Mr. "pines" has been out of
circulation due to a depressive condition that limits his ability to
think clearly and has been restricted with the use of social media
sites. This information has been provided by a very trusted source

There are some topics that are being addressed by the employees that
are making the company very uncomfortable. It has been reported that
several managers at the worksites have been discussing these issues. 
CSX has a watch dog group that views this site on a daily basis. They
are looking for disclosure of internal insider information or subjects
that may create a problem with competition. If they read a post that
sends up a red flag it is immediately reported to their team of
lawyers. The FRA monitors this site daily. Code of Federal Regulation
violations must be addressed it viewed. Other class 1 railroads,
customers and rail buffs visit regularly.

There are many that address serious topics on this site and many who
just visit to vent. The company has a group of 'MOLES" who are in
place to distract those posters who are discussing issues that may be
damaging to the company image or may be close to crossing the lines of
corporate legal rights. DO NOT ALLOW these moles to distract you. They
will do anything to create internal fighting and draw your attention
away from the topic at hand. Post wisely. Do not be afraid of
retaliation if you chose to post on this site. Do not be afraid to ask
questions. If you have any workplace issue that you can not get
resolved through the company or your unions this site is a good place
to ask questions and to brainstorm ideas with other employees.
T&E employees are required to do pod training every year. Some of these
pods contain important information that is missed while being viewed
because the employee becomes bored or just tired from having to sit for
hours watching lengthy pod programs. One pod that many have failed to
view thoroughly is the pod on social media.

SOCIAL MEDIA
NOTHING IN THE SOCIAL MEDIA GUIDELINES OR SOCIAL MEDIA POLICY IS
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Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 10-20 years
Posted: 10 July 2016

got laid off then got banned from property couse i was a steward and
fought it.fifteen years not a single write up.cant wait till they go
broke.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 20-30 years
Posted: 09 July 2016

Name: Concerned 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 08 July 2016

Avon:

Can anyone please tell me who put the holes in the wall and why
upstairs in Building 5?


.
Connor got pissed cause you couldn't get an orgination out on time.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 09 July 2016

Furloughed out of manchester,ga again........for the 3rd fucking time.
Piss on this shit. Im out.

Name: Concerned 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 08 July 2016

Avon:

Can anyone please tell me who put the holes in the wall and why
upstairs in Building 5?

Name: Analyst
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 06 July 2016

Stock Price is Cheap for a Takeover:

The stock price is so cheap and affordable for a merger or a Hedge Fund
too be taken private.

Rumors of Hunter Harrison and Hedge Funders privatizing CSX after
Hunter's retirement from the Canadian Pacific.

Name: Laz
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 05 July 2016

CMPB

Thanks for going out on a limb and giving everyone a heads up on
what's down the pipe line for us.  I have no doubt that as weak as the
unions have become, and with no one willing to step up and throw the
bribe taking bastards out, Cindy, Mike, the Board and the stockholders
will eventually get what they want.  One man crews, and everyone
running scared, trying to hide for fear of having a target on their
backs.  Upper management will do it like they always have. Throw a bit
of money at the swing voters in the union they're trying to screw
over, then watch as they scramble over each other to get that quick
money, not thinking of the long term effects.

It use to be I would tell the new hires not to make any major purchases
until they had their engineers card in hand. Unfortunately that advice
no longer holds true.  Yesterday I heard that the guys in WV, with 25
years seniority are unable to hold a regular job.  I'm hoping the
trickle down effect doesn't affect my yard, as 15 years only gets you
the engineer's extra board, but I have no doubt that eventually it
will.

CPBM, it sounds like you have your time in.  I hope you can make it to
60 without CSX discovering who you are, then get the hell out of here
to enjoy retirement, and the stress free life that is NOT CSX.

Name: Witness
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 20-30 years
Posted: 04 July 2016

Crews

Has anyone heard anything from labor relations or the engineering
department on how the trains got lost on the GPS? Heard there were
several train crews denied claims because labor relations said the gps
data said the trains were never taken to the locations where claims
were filed. Why didn't anyone call the dispatcher on the territory to
confirm the train was delivered as stated. We line all the switches. we
order the deadhead wagons. We monitor all CP points. We didn't know
that the gps tracking system was that bad. We dispatchers know where
the crews outlaw and need recrews. We are the best witnesses. Some of
us would love to know what the reasons are for not being able to keep a
trains location accurate.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 03 July 2016

redeye51:

Get crackin' on the tell all book.
Some of the posts on this site are reference material.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years
Posted: 03 July 2016

While at CSX in Toledo Ohio as manager I witnessed, Racial
discrimination,harassment,and miss use of company pro cards. Like going
out to eat on the company dime for breakfast everyday hiding it with
milage. Management having affairs with employees. Taking moving
packages and never moving to the city they are supposed to. I was told
to fire people or I would be fired myself and that is just the
beginning.

Name: CMPB
E-mail: Up
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 03 July 2016

Unfortunately I would love to share those documents I skimmed that
wasn't for my eyes. You guys have to remember that I have a job as
well at this company I must protect. I don't expect you guys to take
my word for it. I'm basically just trying to warn you with what is
coming. Working in JAX for 33 years has pros and cons. I will tell you
that these people don't play games. The investo's and board members
want this stuff. One way or the other they will get it. Won't be the
first time I've ever saw a contract not honoring members. The company
knows the union's are weak.

Name: LC
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 01 July 2016

ALL UNION MEMBERS

CMPB may not have all the facts completley correct but his post is not
far off from the truth. For those of you who did not read your past
negotiated agreements, the health insurance premiums will increase to
230.00 as of today.  Future cost are being negotiated.

Name: WTF
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 30 June 2016

Conductors


Is anyone else having a problem with the IVR letting you check train
line ups while your marked off. Everytime I try it tell me Im currently
marked up and not eligible to mark back up. Im not selecting the status
inquiry option(1). Im selecting no, 2.  Whats up with that.  If I
select my status inquiry (1) it tells me Im marked off and when it says
to return to the main menu by selecting no.9 it says it cant process my
request and wait while it transfers me to a crew caller.. WHAT THE HELL
IS WRONG WITH THIS IVR THING!

Name: legal
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 30 June 2016

CMPB

It has been our experience that when someone comes to this site and
post information as detrimental as yours that there is usually some
validity to what is being stated. Csx has been outsourcing their
communications and computer programing for years. Nothing you have
posted is surprising. However the comments you have made on the
possible changes in medical insurance premiums leaves a lot of
questions to be pondered. Those type of premiums would almost demand a
substantial raise. No matter how much everyone hated the Obama care
program, there are insurance programs much cheaper than that out there
that the government is backing. I cant imagine for one minute that the
Unions would allow something this drastic to happen. Don't forget that
with wage increases comes dues increases. We are sure they would fight
that type of premium tooth and nail without a negotiated wage increase
which would benefit them as well.

As for outsourcing we have an example for you. Around 13 years ago an
employee had their personal employee history violated when the crew
callers noted their home phone number in the comment sections as the
number they used several times to contact them at home. This was at a
time when other employees were able to view any fellow workers employee
history. This employee filed a complaint because they were getting calls
from other workers after having seen the personal home phone number. A
company in New York was being used at the time to handle the computer
programming. The information was deleted from the employees history in
less than 24 hours. Yes, you can have information that is false and
misleading to your character or  employment removed from your employee
history. This question has been asked several times. Many have been
told once an entry is made by a crew caller it can not be removed. This
is false. The company just views it as inconvenient to do so. It is not
that hard to do.
If you have any more concrete information on anything that you have
posted it would be in the best interest of all the employees at csx
that you share it immediately!  Monetary changes of this magnitude
without a raise to offset the cost can drastically change someone's
financial situation unless they have invested wisely for the future. It
may even be something that requires an employee to take a good look at
their future employment options.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 30 June 2016

I like it when I'm on overtime waiting for the crew caller to answer,
let it ring 175 times , laughing all the way to the bank .

Name: CMPB
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years
Posted: 30 June 2016

Start paying your bills off and please stop financing new vehicle's,
boats and other items you don't need. 
 
 The corporate team and board members are looking very strongly at
contractor type opportunities in every capacity including the men and
woman who operate the trains. 

 The first thing to go will be CMC. Starting somewhere around first
quarter 2017 you may very well be routed to a contract call center in
the Philippines for minor problems such as marking up and marking off.
The new system will allow dispatching center chiefs and DTO to direct
calls via IVR.

 Car repair contractors and Diesel repair contractor's have been
spotted several times meeting in JAX. The plan seems to be to eliminate
all CSX employment within these ccrafts within three years.

 CSX has hired outside firms in the hopes that more contract language
coupled with Lobbying tactics will eliminate two person crews within
five years. The one man left will not be a high paid employee. The
company is looking very strongly to put a contractor employee in the
seat with safety devices like PTC and pay less than a $15.00 HR wage.

 Yardmaster's are next. The future yardmasters will be like the
division dispatchers. Also coupled with new technologies and advances
will allow dispatchers to take on two to three times the amount of
responsibilities as they have now. The plan states within five years.

 Say goodbye to the management. CSX board and investors have stated and
made a timeline for a 60% reduction in management in all capacity within
2 years. No idea when this will begin. Assuming after PTC has been
installed. 

 Investors have came down hard on the board which in turn has rolled to
the executive team. Insurance is a big priority in this round of
negotiating. Expect a premium for yourself separate from family for
around $375.00 to $575.00 per month. Possibly higher co-pays and
deductibles. Rumor around JAX says no more Cadillac plans.

 Expect two more divisions to be absorbed by others starting late 2016
thru late 2017. Remember that at least 4 other terminals are being
planned for reduced operations or total closure. Plan outlines also
speak of killing extra boards and having everyone on a non G pool. The
plan states huge savings, safety improvements and less FRA HOS
violations by going about this. The G department will be eliminated
fully and payroll will be contracted to outside firm in Miami FL. 
 
 I have posted this to give warning on what's coming. The future CSX
for those that get to remain company employees will be old with
probably 25+ if that. So be prepared! You have been warned!!!!!!!

Name:   PISSED ON BY CSX
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 29 June 2016

CREW MANAGER!!!

YES! YOU! CREW MANAGER!   What the hell have you been doing since 1830
pm tonight????


I just called your crew callers for over 2 stinking hours trying to get
through.  I drove 18 miles in my car home and let the phone ring. I
tried to recall several times hoping it might go to a different desk
and it never did.  I let the phone ring 175 times on the last call.  I
have proof of all of this. It is real easy to time how many seconds it
is between rings. Im going to have my phone records printed out to show
how many hours I tried to get through and how long I was on the phone
each time I called.  I can prove how many rings were on my phone with
each call.  What the hell is wrong with you that you cant see whats
going on!!!

I heard a rumor yesterday that one of your crew callers told a guy that
it they don't want to answer the phone they transfer the call to
another desk where no one is sitting at the time.
You better pray to god that we cant prove this because not only is that
crew caller going to be walked out the front door but you can just take
your butt with them.

175 rings.....175 rings...... 18 miles of driving in a car and
listening to the phone ring and no one answer.
Whats wrong with your people down there. If their medication off? Are
you giving them tainted water to drink? YOU HAVE NO EXCUSES FOR NOT
PAYING MORE ATTENTION TO YOUR CREWCALLERS. IT DOESNT TAKE 2 HOURS TO
PICK UP A PHONE. OH, I FORGOT, YOUR PEOPLE NEVER PICKED IT UP! I don't
believe for one minute that Michael Ward knows what the hell is going on
down there but he is going too!  GET YOUR SHIT TOGETHER! 
You should be ashamed of yourself!

Name: consult
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years
Posted: 27 June 2016

ALL ENGINEERS

The Blet is very well aware of what the carrier is doing in reference
to abusing the SSA agreement and not honoring the proper pay for
working Relief/recrew service for outlawed road/pool trains. The
agreement was written in very understandable English and the Letters of
interpretation are clear cut.

We will make this short and to the point without a lot of extra
language added.
If you are called to relieve an hours of service pool crew off the
engineers extra board that IS NOT a yard board you are entitled to 130
miles pay. End of discussion. Printed very clearly. If you work over 8
hours you are entitled to another ticket and a ticket for every train
after that.

If you are called to relieve local/switcher jobs then can issue a J-JOB
ticket. This should be kind of service 4 with 100 miles. Anything over 8
hours should be paid as overtime.

YOU ARE NOT TO BE CALLED OFF THE EXTRA BOARD AS AN EXTRA ROAD SWITCHER
(J-JOB) IF THERE ARE NO SWITCHER JOBS ASSIGNED TO WORK ON THE
ADVERTISED TERRITORY THAT YOU ARE DEADHEADING ON TO GO RELIEVE
ROAD/POOL CREWS AND DRAG TRIANS IN. YOU ARE TO BE ISSUED A Q-K-L ETC..
TICKET FOR THAT TRAIN AND IT SHOULD REFLECT THAT IT IS A RECREW.
EXAMPLE WOULD BE RELIEVING A POOL CREW WORKING A Q123. THE TICKET
SHOULD BE ISSUED AS A Q123R WITH A KIND OF SERVICE 2 AND 130 MILES
MINIMUM.

It has been brought to the unions attention that Labor relations has
come up with a new tactic to block proper payment of these tickets and
create more claims that will eventually flood the general chairman's
office to the roof.  These tactics create stress and are usually done
to force the unions into negotiating anything they can with the carrier
to create some kind of relief from the overwhelming overload of
paperwork.

Several people have filed complaints that they have been calling the
chief on duty after they have worked 8 hours improperly on a J ticket
and demanding they be given their second ticket that is rightfully due
them by the SSA Agreement(ARTICLE 68)before they go back out and drag
in a line of road pool crew. The chief has been telling them they cant
issue a proper ticket(ex.Q123R) but they will give them another J
ticket. 
Labor relations is denying the second ticket with the explanation that
is combined service and you are only entitled to one ticket.

Now, here comes the kicker.  When they take the second ticket back LOOK
VERY CLOSELY AT THE MILES THEY ARE PAYING YOU! They have been paying the
130 miles that you rightfully have coming to you. They are admitting
that you should be getting a minimum of 130 miles per the SSA. However
you are still not getting your second ticket.
Now, this is just part of the scheme.  Several crews worked 12 hours
and of course outlawed dragging trains in. These crews were NOT PAID
the 4 hours of overtime either even though they were on the wrongfully
issued J-ticket.
So what did they do you ask??? They paid the proper miles to fool the
crews when they looked at their earning statement. Most pointed it out
later that they did get the right miles but got cheated out of the
second ticket. 
Second unethical action that was taken was the fact that they knew they
put the crew on a J (local switcher ticket) in order to pay less miles
and a lower kind of service. They have been arguing that they have the
right to do so. Well, if they knew they had them on a switcher ticket
why did they not pay the 4 hours of overtime that was due the crew.
They are splitting the tickets down the middle. Paying the proper
miles, denying the second ticket and not paying the overtime over 8
hours.  OUTRIGHT NASTY UNDERHANDED TACTICS.  DO NOT...WE REPEAT...DO
NOT LET THIS GO. NOTIFY YOUR LC IMMEDIATELY AND IF UNABLE TO REACH HIM
CALL THE GENERAL CHAIRMANS OFFICE. THIS IS A SERIOUS ISSUE. GET THE
PAPERWORK TURNED IN SO IT CAN BE FILED WITH YOUR UNIONS LAW GROUP. TIME
IS OF THE MOST IMPORTANCE!!!

Name: redeye51
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 26 June 2016

Hello my true Americans.

Been working for CSX for +10yrs and soon I will be slapping down my
resignation on the table.  I am a veteran who came to CSX with the
promise of a better future.  Well, those corporate greedy bastards are
just sending true America down the drain.  I am looking to write a tell
all book about personal experience here at CSX.  Get your stories
together cause I will be back and share the wealth.  Let us together
get the story out about this place. Those investors got money and TMZ
would love a good story.  FTW...let the chit roll.  And stay tuned...

Name: AGAIN!!!!
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 25 June 2016

INDY CHIEF DOES IT AGAIN!!!!!

Once again another chief has threatened to pull a crew out of service
if they didn't drag in another train that they made it very clear they
were not qualified in the area that the train was outlawed.

Train should not be moved by engineer if he isn't qualified on the
characteristic nor should the conductor run on the engineers
qualifications as management claims they can

FRA 240.231 Requirement for locomotive engineers unfamiliar with
physical characteristics......READ READ READ!!!!!!! 

NOTE* Pilots are not required if the movement is on a section of track
with an average grade of less than 1% over 3 continuous miles AND
the track is other than a main track or
the maximum distance the locomotive or train will travel does not
exceed one mile or
The maximum authorized speed for ANY OPERATION on the track does not
exceed 20 mph or
Operations are conducted under operating rules that require every
locomotive and train to proceed at a speed that permits stopping within
one half the range of vision of the locomotive engineer

The new so called TERMINAL LIMITS stretch way beyond one mile and are
also on the main line as well. Signals are not given to operate the
trains at restricted speed and authorized speed is above 20.  
If you are threatened by the chief and DTO to drag in a train that you
have informed them that you are not familiar with the characteristics
or your qualification time has expired the first thing you need to do
is put them on notice that they need to throw up restricting signals.
If they wont then you move at restricted speed the entire distance.
Immediately report the incident to the FRA operating officer and make a
report to the ethics committee for threats made towards your employment
and being forced to work under intimidating circumstances made by upper
management!

Get it together crews. Your union isn't going to do anything to
protect you. Its obvious isn't it when a chief pulls this stunt again.
You have to take their balls in your court and squeeze the life out of
them. If you cant grow a pair then you better go buy some!

Name: Former LC
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 24 June 2016

Well legal,
Exactly WHO will hire older RR workers that may wish to leave the RR
industry & can provide an income that will not break their RR
Retirement connection.  YOU?
Just how many US Gov. jobs are out there for decrepit ol' RRers, many
who do not have formal educations?
How many would be successful at running their own business in this day
& age?  Not many would be interested in going to Canada or Alaska.
Life is expensive. Things happen. For various reasons, not everyone is
always able to invest wisely & Save! Save! Save!

Name: legal
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 24 June 2016

Retired

Your post is misleading. There are several jobs a person can work after
leaving the railroad and not have their connection severed.
Self employment in an unincorporated business, some US government
agencies and the railroad in Alaska and Canada(under certain
conditions)are just a few. It is amazing how many railroaders have been
out on the rails their entire lives and still are struggling to make
ends meet. You would think they would have learned how to budget and
invest wisely so they could retire and live comfortably. Hopefully this
will be a lesson to the younger group that is coming in. Save! Save!
Save!.

Name: Retired Now
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 23 June 2016

To all of you who think older employees need to/should retire from
railroading:

Sometimes it's just not affordable \ feasible. 

1st:  Have to maintain a current connection, ie: cannot quit with 30
yrs. service time & go to work for a non RR employer, contribute to
FICA & expect to draw RR retirement upon reaching retirement age.
Connection broken & railroad retirement would be lost.  Check\read up
on how it works.
 
30 YRS. service means 360 MONTHS.  Lots of RRers lost credit months for
a number of reasons over the course of their career - may not be
eligible (yet), even if old enough.

Big drop in monthly income.
 
If married, spouse may not yet be old enough. Insurance is costly. 

Retiree Health Insurance: even if opting for the RR retiree plans, the
monthly premiums are over double what active RR workers contribute -
that's with no dental or vision help AND a much lower lifetime $$ max.
 Is just supposed to carry you (& spouse) over until eligible for
medicare & then there are costs for that & any chosen supplemental ins.
which is a must have.  

Consider everything before being too hard on older co-workers.

Name: Soccer
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 23 June 2016

I'm just ranting here because there isn't anywhere else to rant. 
  Everyday I've been spending 20+ in the motel with nothing but
nights. I come into work and can't even get a fucking work order. I'm
told to take cars that are a hazard to public safety because they
haven't seen a Carmen or shop in so long the thing is barely on the
rail. Here's some interesting notes I've been keeping as I'm bored.

- Management is always putting the crew in the middle of managerial
scuffs.

- Certain employees actually have the belief that the company is
working for them to help them grow! Go you! future dumb ass!

- equipment is at an all time record low on safety standards. Where are
you FRA?

- Yard crews not wanting to take over road trains when they have YARD
WORK to do. Hiding out in the shack. You are killing your own job.
Don't blame anyone but yourself.

- Yardmasters are the holy spirit of railroading.

- Management are not managers by definition. I'd have to say through
personal observation that they are for the most part incompetent, wife
beaters, sociopaths and somr remind me of Biff on back to the future.

- Yes to who ever posted earlier on this page. You are very correct
about people who can retire need to retire. Go the fuck on! Are you
waiting for some special recognition? 

- No one transfers just because they want to. Even though it seems this
way to some. Those who transfer around the system are trying not to be
homeless as well. Don't blame them! 

- I hate everything you stand for CSX including your executive team.
You guys couldn't run a McDonaLds

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 22 June 2016

Is there any L&N western lines engineers on here trying to go to SCL
eastern lines? What have you been told by Gary Best or Matt Thornton
about this?? How does all these zones they talkin about work. Thought
we had a Single System Agreement.

Name: indimidated
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 22 June 2016

FRA

You better start hitting these yards a little harder.  There's a lot
going on behind your back you are missing!!!!!! You better start taping
the phones of the chiefs too!  They will do anything to get a train
across the road on time, including bending all the operating rules to
their needs and violating fra regulations as well as US DOT laws.  You
have no idea how big a fools they are making of you. Their "because Im
the chief and I said its ok" attitude is beyond outrageous. When are
you going take control of this situation?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 21 June 2016

As someone who has 21 years with another Class I here in the upper
Midwest, I really feel for you guys at CSXT.  My own job was abolished
not that long ago and am currently in limbo.  I'm incredibly
frustrated as I have a degree from a B1G university and a life-long
interest in the RR industry not to mention the years of practical
experience that I have.  Of course, the douchebags that run our RR are
some of the lowest scum that ever graced God's green earth so you're
not alone in having to deal with the greedy management that is ruining
the RR industry.

Name: sick of it
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 20 June 2016

Upper Management

We are still waiting for that answer from you. Remember the complaints
that were filed when Labor relations denied our out of route claims.
Remember??? They said the company GPS visual date showed be didn't
deliver our trains where we claimed. Come on and just admit it. They
don't have a clue how to obtain info from it or they are just lying
which is unethical as HELL!   Surely to god you have a GPS program that
is accurate and does actually keep tract of where the trains are at all
times.  Be professional and answer the dirty blue collar works. That's
the least you can do. Show some respect. Quit dodging us.  We challenge
you to respond with a reasonable explanation.

Name: Tweeter Feed
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for N/A
Posted: 20 June 2016

Tweet Tweet CSX:

#CSX #MichaelWard & #CSXCrooks Our claims are minuscule to the ill
gotten $millions you all rake in annually!#WashingtonPost

Name: Advocate
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 18 June 2016

GPS and Denied Claims:

It sounds like a federal complaint issue if in fact, claims are denied
based on the carrier's deliberate denial of claims, while relying on
GPS as the reason for denial.
Rail carriers do not like anonymous complaints to the, FEDS, MEDIA and
SOCIAL MEDIA (twitter, facebook and blogs).
Always expose the name of person who's denying the claims with email
addresses and cell numbers...so that all can call them anytime!

Name: frustrated
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 18 June 2016

cond/eng

Anyone else having a problem with the IVR????   Every time I try to
select the option "9" to return to the main menu it says sorry I cant
process your request, let me transfer you to a crew caller. Been
happening for a week now. Crew life wont let you mark off if your first
out either. Other people have said it has happened to them too.
How about this GPS thing with out of route claims being denied because
they say visual data says you didn't arrive your train where you said
you did.
Man, what the hell is wrong with this company. They should be up to
date on technology by now.  Its like they don't want you being able to
do anything without having to fight for answers or talk to a crew
caller. who has time to sit on the phone for 30 minutes on hold until a
crew caller decides to talk to you.  They need to get their shitz
together. This is getting old!

Name: Former LC
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 15 June 2016

Well old union,
Unions now days do not have the political or public support they had
(yeah that matters - a great deal).  And, just how many workers would
honor picket lines & not act cut-throat in this day & age?

Name: old union
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 15 June 2016

Management

If you haven't noticed by now no one is responding to your post. No
one knows if you are just trying to be cute or your a mole for csx and
trying to draw attention away from the real important issues. If you
must continue try posting some "cute' facts. Of course nothing is
cute about Labor relations and the unions raking the members over the
coals.

Unions are weak. They are no longer the unions we had 50 years ago that
stood at the front gates with picket signs and big sticks and got their
business done. They pad their pockets, horse trade claims and live by
the politically correct bull.
That being said, this website is the perfect place to voice the facts
that are happening in the workplace. This site is viewed everyday by
hundred of people. Lawyers, customers, federal agencies, railroads and
rail buffs. Don't think for one minute it will not impact what happens
with the issues as hand, IT WILL!  Use it wisely.
The old saying the tongue is mightier than the sword hold true. In a
politically correct world it has more power than ever before.
You are paying for a union that will horse trade claims, create side
letters to accommodate management and line their pockets with kickback.
Sorry, but that's what you are paying for. If you want to create change
you have to take the horse by the reins and do it yourself. Once you
have created a stink and the media gets interested in your issue your
union will jump on the bandwagon They will do anything to take credit
for solving your problems. They will claim they initiated the entire
event and stood up for their members to create change. You have to
learn how to manipulate your union. Yes, it sucks that it has come to
this but this is the new age of unions.

Name: teacher
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 14 June 2016

CREW CALLERS

Everyone knows this site is read by all the railroads, the fra,
customers and anyone else who is a railroad foamer.  Do you really want
someone to come on here and expose some of the things that are going on
behind the scene. If you don't want your butts compromised then you
better start using your heads. Quit sucking the company..... and start
doing what is right!

Now, for the crew caller that refused to change the kind of service on
a road relief ticket to the proper code and insisted on keeping it on
local j service because the crew was working what you said was
"through freight" let me enlighten you.

A local is called a local because it leaves the yard and works local
industries and delivers and picks up cars as a switching crew and
brings cars back to the yard. These job are 8 hours jobs with overtime
after 8. They do not stay at hotels. They are very rarely assigned to
stay out of town over night. They normally work five days a week with a
relief crew working for them if need be.
The pool jobs are through freight. They are road jobs. They travel long
distances and crews stay at hotels or away from home terminals as we
call it.
Locals are kind of service 4. Pool/road jobs are kind of service 2. 
so the next time a J job that is being wrongfully used to relieve a
pool/road service train and NOT A LOCAL ask that their ticket be
corrected to show a kind of service 2 JUST DO IT!   Quit making stupid
comments and trying to tell the crew what they obviously know about
their work and you don't!  If you don't understand how our business
works get out in the field. Spend some time with the crews. Ride a few
trains. Get your feet dirty.  God for bid, just put down the Kool-Aid
for one minute and get your own mind back! Forget labor relations and
their stupid unethical orders.  Use your own head.

Name: to LC
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 13 June 2016

The crew that was threatened said the DTO's name was Steve. The chief,
who also ordered them or threatened out of service for not following a
direct order, was named Dustin. Of course they were too chickenshit to
give them last names. 
Also, these are the guys who claim that no J-job will be getting more
than one ticket. They claim that when called for a J-job you will work
12 hours and get as many trains, travel as many miles as needed, and go
either direction for one ticket. You will only get overtime after 8
hours. This is a complete violation of the B@O agreement.Unfortunately,
the unions have yet to stop this and haven't gotten any claims paid to
date. 
Hopefully, Steve (DTO) and Dustin (Chief) get reprimanded for their
bullying and unethical behavior, according to CSX's strict ethics
policy. We all know how hard CSX would come down on a T&E employee for
an ethics violation.

Name: LC
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 13 June 2016

ALL CREWS

It has been brought to the attention of the unions that the DTO's are
seriously crossing the lines on their authority over the rules and
regulations of the company as well as the FRA. A crew was ordered to
recrew a train in an area they were never qualified and had absolutely
no  clue about the territory. The crew clearly stated that they were
not qualified. Since the train was in the newly extended terminal
limits the DTO decided they should be able to recrew this train and if
they chose not too they would be pulled out of service and placed in
qualifying status. This was nothing more than intimidation and
harassment of the crew. It also shows that this DTO does not care about
safely moving trains or the safety of the crew. The crew should have
stood their ground and let the DTO pull them out of service for
training. The DTO and dispatchers are not ignorant on how the railroad
works. Many have been on the ground and in the craft for years before
moving up to the dispatch center.  We all know that standing up to
management when they are intimidating and threatening is a hard thing
to do. Being afraid of becoming a target is usually the reason crews
back down and don't stand up for what is right. This kind of
intimidation from the DTO or the dispatcher IS NOT ACCEPTABLE EVER!
These kind of actions need to be reported immediately to your LC and if
you cant reach them then call your general chairman. Then notify the FRA
director of operating rules.  If the company wants to make everyone
qualified to protect terminal limits then a training program needs to
be put in place and all employees starting from the most junior to
senior need to be qualified. There are senior employees who have been
out in the field for over 20 years who never travel in both directions
and never will due to their ability to hold the positions they desire
the most. The company CAN NOT pick and choose who thee feel needs to be
qualified in the terminal nor can they force a crew to run a train
without a pilot trip first. This is exactly what happened in the AVON
terminal.
DO NOT BUCKLE UNDER. You must stand your ground on this issue.

If you encounter this situation you need to notify the FRA immediately.
 You can call Robert Crawford at 817-235-5397. If you are unable to
reach him then can call the FRA Indianapolis office at 
317-226-0390 and they will page him or take a message for him.
This is serious business and should not be taken lightly. The safe
movement of trains as well as the safety of the crews is the most
important issue on the railroad.  Intimidation of any crew is 
unacceptable behavior and an ethic's violation.

Name: Management 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 1-10 years
Posted: 12 June 2016

To get the stock price back in the 30 dollar range we all have decided
to suck off all investors who buy stock in our shity rundown company.
As soon as you have secured a position in the company come by our
Jacksonville office for your prize. We even swallow. Thanks, 
Yesterday's meal is tomorrow's cum dumpster

Name: UP Corporate Firing
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 12 June 2016

For the UP Conductor:

Rumors swirling about the UP firing it's top corporate executive
lawyer (Gayle Thal) and named her replacement last week.
No mentioned of required disclosure for removing a corporate officer.
This could possibly have SEC violations for not reporting.

Name: Broke
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 10 June 2016

Labor relations

There is no one else to blame but u for the bad moral and who gives a
shitz attitude anymore. Who wants to work for 12 hrs on the job just to
get half of what your due in pay because you back the stealing of
what's rightfully ours under our agreement. U stooped to an all time
low when u  started denying claims based on the so called GPS data
saying we aren't taking our trains to our "claimed" final
destinations. U think we are retarded idiots who can't figure out u r
just playing unethical games to deny claims. U think we can't prove we
took our trains to our final destinations ? U say visual GPS data shows
we didn't go there because your either a liar of your too stupid to
retrieve the data properly . If u can't figure it out instead of just
looking stupid call one of the crew members. We will be  more than
happy to fax u the proof where the train was delivered! Aren't u
requred to take some training on the system? If not, do us all a favor
and go sign up for one!

Name: Curious
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 1-10 years
Posted: 10 June 2016

Fra

Just wondering how come u are hammering car inspectors but you turn
your heads on train crews? Supposed to inspect cars for defects when
doing class 1 sir test which requires at least 1 minute per car.
Watched crew pick up 89 cars in 20 minutes.  Had tm watching them.
Rushing them out. That's bullshit!!!!  
how come card are rolling in with stuck brakes and handbrakes on and
never hit a detector. Someone pointed out they noticed after they
doubled train lenghts that no one is hitting any detectors. We know
they should be with the crap that's rolling in.  What's going on with
that!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 09 June 2016

Hey:
     maybe this is the time to AGAIN remind people that CSX has a
tuition reimbursement program. It has a few restrictions (no nursing,
music, etc.)but way fewer than most people imagine (or local
supervisors like to think). So many courses are completely on line, and
can continue even if you move. Your wife or S.O. can help be your
secretary. If you quit after degree you supposedly pay back, but
furloughed isn't quitting. Even if you don't want a college degree,
many employers require one for no good reason, and it's their game!
Suppose you want to run a machine, welding, computer, construction,
plumbing, painting,gun shop or auto business, you still may need a bank
loan. A business degree helps getting the loan. Lots of legit schools
out there, WGU Indiana is one of the best, show an Indiana RR address
is best, great computer program with certification tests included for
free. Don't just blame the guy that is forced to transfer and bump
you, you may have to kick someone else out someday. NOT everything is
the RR's fault, take some responsibility yourself, or blame it on your
wife.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 08 June 2016

Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 08 June 2016

HEY ASSHOLES!!!! If you got a job where you're at then fkn stay there
and quit transferring to places where we already have like 80 fkn
people furloughed u greedy fks. I got a wife and 3 kids. Is getting u
a
new 75,000 dollar truck more important than them having a home? Cause
we're homeless and furloughed you greedy
bastards!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
_______________________________________________________________________

HA HA' Be real quiet and do not tell this Dim Wit, that no one wants
his job. Transferring is not a real nice thing to Have to do.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 08 June 2016

HEY ASSHOLES!!!! If you got a job where you're at then fkn stay there
and quit transferring to places where we already have like 80 fkn
people furloughed u greedy fks. I got a wife and 3 kids. Is getting u a
new 75,000 dollar truck more important than them having a home? Cause
we're homeless and furloughed you greedy
bastards!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 08 June 2016

I just wish you old assholes with 30 plus years and past retirement
eligibility would hang it up for fk sake lol. Make room for the young
guys with kids and shit!!! Lol

Name: Law
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 1-10 years
Posted: 06 June 2016

Crews

Unfortunately the failures are a must and will never end. 
The documented failures are used as a safety net for the companies
protection when faced with an injury lawsuit. The company uses these
failures in court to show they are enforcing safety and won't hesitate
to discipline or fire an employee if they break the rules. If an
employee has a failure on their record and gets seriously injured it
never looks good to any judge. You can be seen as a problem employee.
The more employees with failures the better for the company. It shows
the company is taking action. No matter how small or petty the charge
is it still shows some kind of action. A new supervisor or one who has
fallen from grace with the company will be highly rewarded if he hands
over a plate full of failures. So expect the headhunting as you call it
to continue.

Name: radio tech
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years
Posted: 03 June 2016

Reality FIX

That conductor is right. The Chicago division does not record all its
yard and some local traffic channels. Most just record conversations
that go over the dispatchers channels. Therefore if they accuse you of
not saying something on the radio that you know you did then you are
just out of luck. It has happened in Chicago several times as well as
in Lafayette yard and to some local crews. This to me is just plain
bull and the radio department employees know that it goes on. This is
something that needs to be taken to a federal level because not only
does it protect the employee from being wrongfully charged but it is
also a safety issue. Every single employees conversation no matter what
his job or where he is working should be recorded and protected.  It's
going to take a serious lawsuit with a hard as balls lawyer to get
something done about it.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 02 June 2016

No doubt -- CSX is NOT an employee friendly company. 
[Is any big company anymore?]  Constantly have to battle them. Even for
what you are entitled to via agreement/contract. 

This is the 21st century.  Of course, they want to reduce labor costs.
More employees mean more wages, more health insurance costs, more RR
Retirement taxes they have to contribute, etc., etc., & that equates to
less bonus\profits for all the big-shots. 

Things have been tough many times in the past.  RRs slashed/trimmed
before only to wish they hadn't account the business\work came back. 
Time will tell so we'll see.  

The posted comment in the other section is true:  No one was forced to
hire on & no one is forced to stay.  Hang in there everyone or luck out
& find a much better way to earn a living.

Name: Feel the Bern
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 01 June 2016

A few years back, didn't PTI Drivers band together and file, then win
TWO different lawsuits against PTI for theft of wages and denied
overtime pay?

Name: Blows My Mind
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 01 June 2016

Raped Again  

When you get a chance, please look at this website.
  
http://www.workplacefairness.org/news  I've pasted below one of the
articles from their website.  Maybe there is something that can be done
about Cindy and Labor Relations stealing money from us and our
children.

May 25, 2016
New York Attorney General Accuses Domino’s of Wage Theft in Lawsuit
Source: Marc Santora, New York Times
The system, as outlined in a lawsuit filed by the New York State
attorney general, was as simple as it was flawed. A pizza is ordered
from Domino’s. A pizza is made. A pizza is delivered. The workers who
assembled and delivered the pie clock their hours on a computer system,
and those workers are then paid. But for years, according to the lawsuit
against the corporate franchiser that owns Domino’s Pizza, the computer
system used by franchises across the state systematically undercounted
hours worked by employees, shortchanging them hundreds of thousands of
dollars. The lawsuit, announced on Tuesday, was the latest salvo in a
campaign by the attorney general, Eric T. Schneiderman, against what he
says is a pattern of corporations shortchanging low-wage workers. Since
2011, Mr. Schneiderman has secured more than $26 million for almost
20,000 workers who were bilked of wages. But unlike past cases, this
one directly targets the corporate franchiser. If the state wins, Mr.
Schneiderman hopes the case sets a precedent that makes it harder for
corporations that run franchise businesses to avoid responsibility for
the actions taken by the stores under their corporate umbrella. “Wage
theft is an epidemic causing harm to low-wage workers struggling to
support their families every single day,” Mr. Schneiderman said in a
statement.

Name: raped again
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 31 May 2016

PUKE PUKE PUKE

Another wonderful day working for csx. Once again Labor relations and
payroll combine two J job tickets into one after the Chief oks it and
gives you two for working to different kinds of service and reduces the
one left to 100 miles.  Worked 13 stinking hours and the SOB'S didn't
pay the 5 hours of overtime we were due for the so called "you only
get 100 miles on j job tickets and overtime pay on anything over 8"!

IM SO FRICKIN SICK OF GETTING RIPPED OFF BY THE STINKING LABOR
RELATIONS DEPARTMENT AND PAYROLL. WHY DO I GOT TO GO FIGHT FOR MY PAY
WITH MY UNION REP BECAUSE THESE RETARDED IDIOTS ARE NOTHING BUT A BUNCH
OF RIP OFF CON ARTIST! IT WILL TAKE MONTHS TO GET MY DAM PAY! 

What the hell is wrong with the company. Man, there has got to be some
kind of federal laws out there to protect American workers and hard
working tax payers against employers abusing their workers by
withholding their pay.  I got to go see a lawyer!!!!

Name: RE; UP EEOC OFFICER
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 30 May 2016

RE; UP EEOC OFFICE:

What about one of your Directors whose [law] firm oversees cases
handled by the Department of Labor [EEOC Office]? The firm reviews all
cases that is filed against the UP and the office "tips" off the
director of such cases. Doesn't this have criminal implications?

Name: VL
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 28 May 2016

BAD NEWS!!

UTU lost its battle over the 48 hour rule for conductors to make a move
when displaced. No one knows for sure how long it will be before mass
mailing and emails are going to take place to notify the members that
there was an agreement that members will only be allowed a 12 hour
window to place themselves.

If you are a newer employee and are unable to find a position to place
yourself in the 12 hour period( 48 as of now) then you have the right
to call the Manager of crew operations and demand a place be created
for you or they need to put you on furlough. You have a right to file
for railroad unemployment if you are not holding a job position with
the company. The railroad unemployment office will want to see a note
put into your employee history that you have been furloughed. DO NOT
SIT AT HOME FOR WEEKS AT A TIME trying to find a place to go. The
company has left employees hanging in the wind with no place to go for
weeks at a time. If you are not working and can not hold a job position
then you are not an actively working employee with the company.

Name: Mediator
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years
Posted: 25 May 2016

Monica
 
Oh my gosh! You are so bad at this. If you want to be a mole for the
company you have to come up with something better than that. Did you
actually think a topic like that would draw attention away from the
previous post. Did they give you your own rock to crawl back under? Im
guessing not. You don't get that until you are good enough to keep
around. If this is a test trial you just failed miserably! 

OK posters.... you got them itching in the seats again.

Name: Sad clown
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 25 May 2016

if you want to see a out of control circus, then pull up a chair and
watch what CSX will be doing in the next few months. Lots more cuts, T
& E and Managers. Cuts and havoc will continue until Dec of this year.

Name: LC
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 24 May 2016

MEMBERS

Lets this serve as a warning. There is already talk around the water
cooler that company officials are  making statements that anyone who
complains about the companies faulty GPS will most likely be asking to
have a target placed on their backs. Make sure that you have proof of
your charges and several witnesses to back up your findings. The system
is flawed and labor relations has opened a can of worms by using it to
deny legitimate claims. They are not going to take your emails and
complaints about it lightly. If you hear of see anyone in management
doing or saying anything that could be construed as retaliation for
reporting the problem, let your local chairman know immediately so it
can be forwarded to the general chairman. Names, dates and location are
a must. Be specific. This isn't a joke. It is your right to work in a
safe environment. This includes having your trains location monitored
accurately at all times. It doesn't matter if you are running an empty
grain train or a train with military equipment or hazardous high alert
cars. All trains are to be protected equally and their locations should
be accurate.

If you are uncomfortable about coming forward then we suggest you
review your company code of ethics handbook signed and sealed by
Michael Ward. Review your rights under NO RETALIATION and SPEAKING UP.
If you suspect violations of the codes of ethics OR other company
policies you can start by speaking with a supervisor.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 21 May 2016

I wish investors really knew what was going on out here. If they knew
Sanborn would be out of here. She has ruined this company. It will take
years to undo the damage she has done, if it can even be fixed at this
point. Sad thing Sanborn is only concerned about her own pockets. Aso
long as she is getting richer that's all that matters to her. Why
investors keep her in her position I will never understand

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 1-10 years
Posted: 21 May 2016

If you do your job correctly and shop damaged and unsafe cars to keep
the public safe and make sure the freight arrives to the customer in
good shape, you are definately going to be targeted for termination. 
Seen many Carmen called into supervisors office or even while working
and told to stop shopping cars.  On the flip side, if you do not shop
and the car derails, your terminated.  Terminated if you do. Terminated
if you don't. No future at CSX.  Better not get injured.  TERMINATED if
you do. Even if they can't get you because you did anything wrong, you
will have their sights on you in the future. I watch guys go to work
everyday so nervous they can't concentrate on their jobs. BUT
REMEMBER.SAFETY FIRST!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 20-30 years
Posted: 20 May 2016

It's no rumor.  Hell, it was posted on the front page of the CSX
website/gateway.

Name: Water Boy
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 18 May 2016

Why am I not surprised to read the article below?   We all know that
once CSX  management can collect their retirement pay, they race over
to the FRA to screw us over one more time.

Name: UP EEOC REPS
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 18 May 2016

The System is Rigged and The Fox is Guarding The Hen House:

Union Pacific's HR Department in Omaha, nearly every senior company
representative has had prior employment with the state and federal
government's EEOC office. The EEOC offices are revolving doors for all
future employees. And also, the UP will encourage current employees to
seek employment opportunities at the EEOC offices, as a means for
gaining access to cases that may be detrimental to the company.
This influence is similar to current employees who are on extended
leaves of absence...while employed as FRA representatives for the
federal government.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 12 May 2016

Would like to attend a redi center course & see just what all goes on. 
Hell, the instructors must be FNGs.  There is no substitute for
experience.  Too many yayhoo new guys have come out of there with a
cocky type attitude & then, out in the real world/field = = can't
believe what all they do not know, & most don't listen worth a darn. 
The smarter ones, those that have the ability to listen & learn - out
in the field, will do OK.

Name: Sponsor 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 12 May 2016

Did the BLET AND UTU sponsor the Csx race car? Is that their logo
stickers on the sides of that beast?

Name: Sponsors needed
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 12 May 2016

Would any employee like to donate or sponsor our race car? You could
consider donating your bonuses for the next few years. Wait, you
probably aren't going to get one. Well, anyway just consider it.
Please pass the word to the furloughed employees to.

Name: Tampatrainee
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 09 May 2016

Got hired out of Tampa. Heard about guys being furloughed for 2 years in
2008. Guess that's what ive gotta look forward too... If not worse.
Being terminated after 365 days with less than 3 years experience must
have been changed because they went back.. Hopefully it's the same for
me.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 07 May 2016

train dreamer:
For help, call 1-800-brain dead idiot anonymous.

Name: train dreamer
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 07 May 2016

Can somebody help me get on with the railroad this has always been my
dream.Oh what a life it must be waving at the pretty girls hearing the
horn blow or working on the track and watching the trains go by.Oh what
a life getting the big check and getting treated with dignity and
respect by management.Please help my dream come true by helping me get
hired by csx.Any advice would be appreciated.here here here it comes
here comes that big bad csx machine woooo wooooo hell yeah

Name: Former LC 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 07 May 2016

birdie's post --

The last paragraph is pretty much the way it is. 
Except:  - "can be" should be: "is".  

Why do people choose this kind/type of career\job when it is available
and then, once at it, think things revolve around them? 
F---ING New Guys are the worst.

Name: birdie
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 07 May 2016

Sad Times

You're right about some of the union local chairmen out there.  Some
of them would sell your soul in a heart beat if they thought it would
benefit them. Luckily not local chairman are like this.   When you find
a worthless local chairman, don't hesitate to out them and their
actions not only with your fellow members, but on this site.  

I remember reading several years ago  when Avon had a problem with its
UTU local chairman.  The LC applied for a train master's position. 
When he got it, didn't go over well with the members.
When the guy that replaced him started applying for company positions,
not only did one of his fellow local chairmen give all of this guy's
members a heads up, they turned around and let everyone on this site
know what a piece of crap their local chairman was.   

Needless to say, when CSX management found out that everyone knew what
was up, and what a piece of crap this local chairman was, he not only
lost his local chairman's job, he never became a train master.

With everything said.   You can bitch about your local chairman all day
long, but unless you're willing to step up and take his job, or support
someone who is......suck it up buttercup.   Being a local chairman, if
done right can be a thankless job.  One not everyone wants, or is cut
out to do.

Name: Sad Times
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 06 May 2016

RE; Local Chairman // Vest Pocket Agreements.

The BLET (Bible) Bylaws allows for the General [Chairman] Committee
(GC) to make their owned rules. And those rules can be to the detriment
of your agreed upon Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA)...especially
if your GC and Local Chairmen (LC) are in a personal agreement with the
carrier to sell you out. Railroads have numerous ways to funnel
kickbacks to corrupt union officers to save cost. If one hundred
engineers are due a thousand dollars in claims, it only takes one
corrupt union officer to throw those claims away, and the union officer
will be awarded a weekend-off with pay for attending a bogus safety
meeting.
Follow the money...ask and demand for disclosures from your union
officers because they will sell you out for a weekend-off with pay!

Name: raped again
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 05 May 2016

Local chairman

JESUS CHRIST! When in the @#*^&%$# is the BLET going to put a stop to
this our right violation of our short turn around agreement for
recrewing road pool turns.  They have been stealing agreed pay from us
for months now. The agreement is written in black and white. There is
no gray area!  We had to drag in 5 dead road trains on one stinking dog
catch ticket. You know, the one they call a J JOB all the time. The one
that is supposed to be used for recrewing local switcher jobs.  Work 12
hours in a taxi running back and forth all night long for just a
stinking 100 mile ticket. Screw the overtime. We all know they just are
trying to hide these recrews by not issuing a ticket as proof they cant
get their trains in. This is total bullshit and someone better get off
their arsess and get something done about it!

Name: Yard Rat
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 04 May 2016

"Unless there has been a change -- If you have less than three (3)
yrs.
seniority & are furloughed for 365 consecutive days, you may be
terminated."

How the unions agreed to this ill never know.

Name: All Terrain
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 03 May 2016

OFFICIALly Lost.

Thanks for the great article.  Yes you should write a book. I know a
few LC's that need to read it. I'm not sure where you're located,
but if you ever get bored, Andrea Dayheart works for the EEOC out of
Indianapolis.  She would love to hear what you have to say.  She's
actively going after CSX now, and could definitely use your insight on
how the railroad works, how they operate, and how they actively target
their employees.

Andrea Dayheart  317 226 5490

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 03 May 2016

Sad but so true. There must be a better way!


Name: Nicole
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 02 May 2016

I am the wife of a hard working employee. We have spent all this money
over a short period of time for him to make his dream job come true.
Going to New York for a job interview required  hotel, unpaid work
day,
gas etc...we felt it was the right disicsion for our family.Then off
to
GA for school/training. Then we had to wait a whole month for pay and
he was too far away to come home, so more hotel fare. Yes, we got
predium but everything was already a month behind! We have sacrificed
again to make his dreams come true. Then comes the news that 3months
after working, he is getting fourloughed. We have drained our
accounts,
Ira and my step dad just to keep what we got. He can't get hired
because we live in a coal state/recession. It's been 6 months now and
no bids have been accepted and if they were, he is so low at the totem
pole he could get bumped. I thought this was a great career choice for
our family. This Job has no security or stability to offer. another
complaint I have is the ones with the most seniority are the laziest
bunches of sorry butts I've ever seen! They always call Union in on
things. They dont car about production because they might have to
actually work.  We are Now filing for bankruptcy and have no
retirement
or medical insurance for our kids. We were better off before my
husband
started working here.This is not worth the money they pay you
people!!!! You'll just be fourloughed or bumped! You better have a
hefty savings account if you do choice this company as a career!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 03 May 2016

To all furloughed people:

Unless there has been a change -- If you have less than three (3) yrs.
seniority & are furloughed for 365 consecutive days, you may be
terminated.

See:
      B&O Agreement, Rule 2. Seniority - paragraph(d).
      CSXT Labor Agreement 4-064-93
      1985 UTU National Agreement, Article XII.

Name: Furloughed
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 02 May 2016

As a person who was furloughed on the day after qualifying, it was very
disheartening to log on and find out that you were
displaced/furloughed.
I knew there was a chance it could happen, because of all the rumors
going around about cutbacks.  But, like some I choose to remain
positive, and to this day, I still believe I made the correct choice.
I've read the NMAD agreement several times and haven't come across
the section referring to being eliminated from the roster, if your
furloughed for more than 366 days..!!!.  Unless I've missed a complete
section
As of today I'm number 17 on the recall list so the likelihood of
being called back soon is slim so I'm moving forward with other
opportunities .

Name: been furloughed
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 02 May 2016

Nicole

I am sorry that your husband and your family jumped through all those
hoops and money to chase his dream, but he is not alone and it will not
be the end of it.  If your husband had done his homework out in the
field he would have learned beforehand that his job was not guaranteed
and even if he did make it through training he had a good chance of
being on the street some time in his career. We see it way too often in
the yards where a new cub comes in and spends his money left and right
just to find himself of the street. If you have ever read this site you
should have seen in the past the importance of a turn over rate to keep
the school afloat and the government grants coming in. At one time
schooling was paid for by the employee when he was offered a chance to
become a railroader. After several lawsuits for misrepresentation of
the job benefits and starting salaries the company was forced to pay
for the training. This allowed them to do as they pleased and offer
what they wanted because the employee wasn't paying the company to get
his job. As someone posted earlier, after a year they do not have to
call him back and they can bring someone new into the school to replace
him. How can they do this? Because you didn't pay for it or as they
say, buy his job. If you know of anyone else who is interested in
chasing the dream of becoming a railroader make sure you tell them to
get out in the field and talk to the men on the ground. It may be too
late for your husband but you would be doing a great service to other
families!

Name: Nicole
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 02 May 2016

I am the wife of a hard working employee. We have spent all this money
over a short period of time for him to make his dream job come true.
Going to New York for a job interview required  hotel, unpaid work day,
gas etc...we felt it was the right disicsion for our family.Then off to
GA for school/training. Then we had to wait a whole month for pay and
he was too far away to come home, so more hotel fare. Yes, we got
predium but everything was already a month behind! We have sacrificed
again to make his dreams come true. Then comes the news that 3months
after working, he is getting fourloughed. We have drained our accounts,
Ira and my step dad just to keep what we got. He can't get hired
because we live in a coal state/recession. It's been 6 months now and
no bids have been accepted and if they were, he is so low at the totem
pole he could get bumped. I thought this was a great career choice for
our family. This Job has no security or stability to offer. another
complaint I have is the ones with the most seniority are the laziest
bunches of sorry butts I've ever seen! They always call Union in on
things. They dont car about production because they might have to
actually work.  We are Now filing for bankruptcy and have no retirement
or medical insurance for our kids. We were better off before my husband
started working here.This is not worth the money they pay you
people!!!! You'll just be fourloughed or bumped! You better have a
hefty savings account if you do choice this company as a career!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 02 May 2016

Yard Rat,

Look at the B&O Schedule Agreement (Blue Bible),  
Rule 2 - Seniority, paragraph (d).

Name: TECH
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years
Posted: 02 May 2016

ALL CREWS

Please note that the Labor relations department is now having all
claims that are submitted for working out of route or off your
designated job assigned area reviewed through the GPS. If you are
denied a claim and are notified via your earning statement or email
that it was denied because the visual GPS showed that your train did
not travel to the area designated you need to immediately report this
to the FRA operations department, head of csx operating department and
the USDOT. Include any witnesses that can verify that you traveled to
the area reported. This is serious business. Any problems with accurate
information obtained through the GPS is a serious safety issue for all
employee's. It may also be of interest to homeland security. If your
train contains military, highly sensitive or hazardous material its
location should be accurately monitored at all times. The sooner you
forward the information to the above departments the better. We also
suggest that you forward the information directly to the International
level of your union.

Name: Yard Rat
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 02 May 2016

"Northern Mid Atlantic
Agreement (NMAD)  In this agreement, it clearly stated that if you
were
furloughed (off work) for more than one year (366 days) you no longer
had a job."

Please cite the article, page, or rule regarding this. Ive read nmad
cover to cover and never saw this

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 01 May 2016

RE; Local Chairman:

Do not allow yourself and your members to play the railroad's game!

You should notify the carrier and informed them that all your members
has been advised to record all conversations with representatives of
the railroad in any capacity.

All Railroaders: All smart phones can be loaded with Recording Apps
that can be used at your leisure!

Name: LOCAL CHAIRMAN
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 01 May 2016

ALL EMPLOYEES


Ok people, LISTEN UP AND PAY ATTENTION!  It has been voiced by too
numerous a number of members to count that there is a serious problem
with communication within the crew management center. 
 Now, we all know that is has been a pain since they went to the IVR
system. Wait times to reach a live crew caller were a problem when it
was new, but now that it has been in the works for years, there should
not be the lengthy on hold times that are occurring!

There are several complaints that have been forwarded to the General
chairman's office bringing to our attention the blatant violation of
the union agreement that allows an employee to call back in 10 minutes
because when selecting to 'REFUSE" a call because you are not
qualified or you aren't sure what the job is and need to ask, the IVR
instructs you to hold while you are transferred to a crew caller then
puts you on hold for 20 minutes or longer.

There have been several crew callers that have put miscalled charges in
the employee's record while they were on hold the entire time trying to
get through and refused to remove them.
MAKE SURE YOU TAKE ALL CALLS ON A PHONE THAT SHOWS WHAT TIME YOU
ANSWERED THE CALL AND HOW LONG THE CALL LASTED.  YOU ARE EXPECTED BY
THE CARRIER TO COMMUNICATE WITH AN AUTOMATED SYSTEM IN PLACE OF A LIVE
CALLER. IF YOU ANSWER THE PHONE IT IS NOT, I REPEAT, NOT A MISSED CALL.
IT DOES NOT HAVE TO BE A LIVE PERSON TO BE CONSIDERED MAKING CONTACT FOR
A CALL. IF YOU ARE LEFT ON HOLD BEYOND YOU 10 MINUTES AND ARE THREATENED
AND RECEIVE A MISSED CALL YOU NEED TO FILE ETHIC CHARGES IMMEDIATELY
AGAINST THAT CREW CALLER. MAKE IT VERY CLEAR THAT YOU DID NOT MISS A
CALL FROM CREW MANAGEMENT. YOU WERE CALLED BY THEIR IVR SYSTEM AND
PLACED ON HOLD BEYOND YOU AGREED TIME LIMIT AND THEREFORE YOU
CONTRACTUAL RIGHT WERE VIOLATED BY CSX CREW MANAGEMENT.
THIS IS NOT A JOKE PEOPLE. IT IS GETTING OUT OF CONTROL AND THE WAIT
TIMES AND LACK OF COMMUNICATION IS OUT OF HAND AND FRANKLY SAD AS WELL
AS UNACCEPTABLE BUSINESS PRACTICES. FILE THE CHARGES. ONLY YOU CAN GET
THIS UNDER CONTROL. DONT SIT AROUND BAD MOUTHING YOUR UNIONS WHILE YOU
SIT ON YOUR REARS AND DO NOTHING. NO ONE IS GOING TO DO IT FOR YOU. YOU
PAY DUES DONT YOU???  THEN PUT THEM TO WORK. START FILING THESE CHARGES!

Name: OFFICIALylost
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 01 May 2016

This was posted yesterday on yard limits and is very interesting reading
for all Norfolk Southern and CSX employees:

Confessions of a former officer
Yesterday, 02:29 PM
Would you folks be interested in hearing "horror" stories, answer
your questions, etc from a former NS officer? I spent many many years,
18+ hour days 6-7 days a week as a Transportation Officer and feel like
I need to expose and enlighten you guys on what I can before I forget it
all. Had an LC tell me once I should write a book. Held out hope for
awhile that I would find my way back into the industry but after the
kool-aid wore off, I'm all set thanks. Been out now for several years
and thankfully have found success in the "real world" since almost
losing everything due to a political misjudgement of just how far some
of the crooks in upper management would go to settle scores. But I
still miss the railroad, I loved my career, its in my blood and I'm so
sad I couldn't have been part of the needed force to reform how they do
business. I was often a hearing officer, charging officer, saturation
team captain, etc so don't think I was one of these fresh out of
college washouts. I ran a profitable, safe, and well greased railroad
before I "left".

To prove I'm for real here is a few tidbits..

1. I used to attend a lot of hiring sessions over the years conducting
interviews and could help potential job seekers out. First and
foremost, DO NOT..under any circumstance admit to using tobacco
products. If you write in your application that you smoke or chew you
will NOT get an invitation to a hiring session. If you get an invite,
DO NOT smoke/chew during breaks as we TMs would go "mingle" outside
and take note on who was smoking and bar them from getting an
interview. Being a casual smoker myself at the time I felt dirty doing
this. But I was explicitly instructed by the HR contractors at sessions
to weed out any and all tobacco users. I also got a real good tongue
lashing one time for hiring a black female after we were verbally told
before the session, "do not hire any women without exception" (that
guy is retired now). This was not an isolated incident and is
reflective on the attitudes of most in higher positions within
transportation at least. To be fair though, shortly before I left there
was a huge push to hire and promote females from Norfolk. The issue I
had with the way that was carried out though is many of the female
officers were completely untouchable. They would have to damn near
murder somebody on the property to get fired. A lot of women officers
were promoted well beyond their abilities and were given a pass every
time they failed to perform. I know of one that was a lead TM and did
not have the slightest idea on how to pull tapes from locos, be a
charging officer in a hearing, and amazingly had no real grasp on the
basic op rules. She was swiftly promoted to terminal supt... I could do
an entire post on how to get hired and/or the ridiculous hypocrisies in
how they promoted/disciplined officers and the enlisted just because of
who they were related to, knew, skin color, etc.

2. I once was having a casual conversation with a wealthy Terminal
Superintendent who was about to retire who was telling me about a tax
"avoidance" scheme that the then current Division Superintendent was
trying to recruit him into that he felt sounded borderline illegal,
think "Panama Papers". Apparently several top executives,
superintendents, etc from BOTH NS and CSX had formed an LLC registered
in Jacksonville, FL that somehow allowed them to avoid their personal
state resident income tax (among others) by establishing residency in
Florida (no state income tax). They formed an LLC called "The Beaver
Street Tower Company" whose public list of directors and members reads
like a who's who at NS and CSX (do your own research). The name of the
LLC is telling as Beaver Street Tower was (is?) a control station were
the CSX and NS interchanged. The mailing address is amazingly the same
address for the CSX HQ and even sharing the same office (C-160) with
the CSX "shareholder account services". I'm no tax or anti-trust
expert but having several top executives from two competitors all
involved in an LLC for many many years sounds suspect to me. While you
and I pay our "fair share" of state taxes, these elite asshats are at
the very least, walking a thin line of legality to avoid 6-8% state
income taxes yet enjoying the same potholed highways you are on. May be
nothing but was always interesting to me to say the least.

3. If you get hurt on the job and cost them money you can safely assume
two things. 1) If they think there is even a small chance that you are
lying and have "lawyer'd up", the Division Superintendent will often
request that an SIU team (special investigations unit) from NS police
conduct surveillance on you 24-7. They dress like magnum P.I. idiots
and use encrypted radio comms like they are MI6 or something. I'm
talking short 80s shorts and Hawaiian tshirts and will stake out your
home, where you workout, out for dinner, dig through your trash,
listening devices, all of it. They buy vans with tinted windows and set
up cameras hoping you will pick up something heavy, mow the yard, lift
weights, etc to keep from having to pay settlements and/or fire you. I
once had an SIU guy so excited about some video he got he came straight
to were I was to show off the grainy video and offered to pick up
celebratory cigars when we confirmed the ID of the subject in the video
who was walking normally after saying he was bed ridden or whatever it
was. 2) One time after an employee got injured I had a GM tell me this
to my face. "In these situations we used to call you and say "you
know what to do" but the office lines are recorded now. Then we had to
start writing "do everything you can to fire Mr. blah blah blah" on a
sheet of paper, slide it across the desk...and once you were through
reading it, shred or burn the paper. Since we know your a team player,
I'm just going to tell you man to man. I want him gone before the end
of the year". We would then review tapes on every trip, listen to all
radio comms, and follow that employee in the bushes until we got
something "meaty" enough to fire them over. Anything that was START
Major material we would come get you like GR-27, GR14, Speeding, etc.
But if you were just doing something small but albeit dangerous, we
would let that slide to not blow our cover until the "big" one. 

4. Every single hearing that I was ever apart of (especially if the
charging officer was lazy, incompetent) the hearing officer, company
witnesses, and charging officer will meet up off property somewhere (we
liked IHOP) and go over the hearing "strategy" step by step, reviewing
exhibits, discussing what to say, what not to say, etc to coach and
steer the often inexperienced charging officer to ensure a strong
hearing in case it goes to the board. During the hearing, whenever
there was a break, the officers texted each other to ensure the stories
were the same under cross examination. The sad part is most of your LCs
know that this goes on but I never heard anyone seriously challenge a
ruling because of it. Trusted hearing officers have a "book" issued
to them called "holding a better discipline hearing", that was
written by LR that you guys should get your hands on if you can. I can
say though, I threw out a charging officer's case more than a handful
of times if I saw it was complete BS or they didn't understand the
rules themselves. I would often (as a charging officer) give the LC and
employee a chance to read all of my exhibits as a sort of "discovery"
even if it wasn't a Stop signal type hearing where the officer has to
do this per regulations. My advice though is take EVERYTHING to a
hearing. Never sign a START form, clog the system up with hearings and
the beating will stop, I guarantee it. On any division, there are MAYBE
4-5 good hearing officers. Everyone else is too incompetent to hold
them. 

5. An officer in transportation is strongly, STRONGLY urged to join the
Freemason order if they weren't already one in order to be promoted
beyond B5 pay level (anyone higher than a terminal superintendent
basically). Several of the GMs and VPs are/were 33 degree masons, some
even flaunted it openly. Not really earth shattering but "illuminati
confirmed" kinda weird

--Snowden
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Name: chhochoo dreamer
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 29 April 2016

I got a good job with mon -fri day shift hours with good benefits and
pay and a lot of time off.My thing is I have always wanted to work for
th rr.Can someone give me some advice on how I can become a freight
conductor with csx or maybe work on the track in some kind of way.Cant
wait to join the rr and work with my future railroad brothers

Name: Overpaid UP CEO
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 23 April 2016

Lance Fritz is the most overpaid railroad CEO. The only one whose salary
double while overall performance declined. If raises are based on
performance declines, just wait until revenues drop another 30%... then
you will see a $50 million annual salary...and that's not counting
bonuses!

Name: We want to know!
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 19 April 2016

Railroad Snoops!
Who is the new UP board member who is a stalker on internet that the UP
has hired to snoop the board here? please tell us !  We want to stalk
him and the other board memebers!

Thanks Railroad snoopie!

Name: Ichan Industries, LLP
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 19 April 2016

Attention Dennis Duffy (Cotton Belt, Formerly XO):

We are seeking an experienced adviser for a possible leveraged buyout 
(LBO) of a major rail carrier that is substantially undervalued and
mismanaged. We would consider the same legal terms that was arranged 
for another proven adviser who turned-around the Canadian Pacific
Railroad.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 17 April 2016

Actually, it's all very sad.  

Employees are entrusted with thousands of tons of heavy equipment
worth millions of dollars.........

Way, way too much dysfunction & malfunction - within all management &
each & every craft.

It'd take years to correct/fix everything.  It's probably hopeless.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 17 April 2016

I think it's funny how this company demands loyalty from its
employees..especially the union employees. But here's a thought..Treat
your employees well and CSX wouldn't have to demand loyalty. When a
person or company demands loyalty that means they don't deserve it in
the first place. This company has went down so much..Ward and Sanborn
have killed morale. Oh well..investors should part ways with these two
before they ruin things any further.

Name: Analyst
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 16 April 2016

Union Earnings Report Update:

The whisper numbers are in and it looks like revenue failed 29% and
projected earnings declined another 21% yoy...the stock is rated a
hold, and analyst expects a 52-week trading range of 63-82 dollars a
share.

Name: Car knocker
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 20-30 years
Posted: 16 April 2016

The car operation in Selkirk has some top notch managers these days.
only a couple have a clue as how to run a yard. I'm surprised were
still employed with the back wards thinking of these guys. One just
yells and screams when things get a little screwed up. We are waiting
for him to blow up and assault some one.  Another will just disappear
and hope it all works out. Some of the others are just trying to get
through the day. I genuinely feel sorry for a few of them. Jacksonville
probably thinks they are doing a good job.

Name: management
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 15 April 2016

This is management.You bunch of cry babies shut this crap up and move
the freight.Yall act like a bunch of pansies.Im sick and tired of
watching all talk bad about this company.If I find out who you are I
will fire all your sorry complaining asses.Now get back to work.

Name: wtf?
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 13 April 2016

You need to go see a shrink!

Don't think about giving up all that you have to work for a stinking
class 1 railroad. Its not like the old days and its going to get worse
and they don't need any more STUPID people in this industry as
we already have enough. The Unions suck ass and the BLE is nothing but
a bunch of OLD bitches and losing cry babies that won't have a job
very much longer. The UTU-Smart union will take those Engineer jobs
after PTC has been fully implemented and sell off to the carrier like
the past and call the employee running the train a Train operator.

GO ENJOY LIFE AND GET LAID more often if YOU still can

Name: ???
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 1-10 years
Posted: 13 April 2016

Other


U have all that and you are asking a stupid question like that?  Take
that paid time off and your holidays and go see a professional.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 12 April 2016

I have a good job where I work from 6 to 230 and I'm off on
weekends,holidays and I get a lot of paid time off too.I have always
wanted to work for the railroad either working on the track or riding
on the train.Can somebody that works for the railroad give me some good
advice on whether I should try this or not?

Name: Concerned 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 11 April 2016

Which State LR is inquiring about Carrier Officer jobs?  Please share so
the individual can answer to these serious allegations!

Name: History
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 07 April 2016

HA!


I remember one day when Dave Brown was standing in the building with
his two bleach blondes standing next to him and was thumping his chest
and doing the csx strut.   Heard some guys complaining about the
constant bull of babysitting the company every single day. He walks up
to them and ask them if they had a problem with HIS company. One of the
guys looked at him and said.... You own csx?   I didn't know that? 
When did you buy csx? So how much do you plan on paying me for my stock
when I dump it?  


Coming to work and having claims denied cost you thousands....

The look on browns face......PRICELESS!

OH... and that guy got 2 write up's the next week!

Name: Railroad Snoops
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 06 April 2016

Regarding a previous post from the SP Engineer..when it was mentioned
that UP monitors this site often. It appears that the UP selected a new
board member whose firm is basically an internet snoop!

Name: Hedge Fund Interest
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 06 April 2016

Possible Hedge Fund-er:

With all the complaints levied, what is the biggest breakdown in
management that can be achieved in improving the bottom line?

Is it...locomotive maintenance, track conditions, crew availability,
excessive delays from testing...and or all types of failures that is of
concern?

Name: Ex-officio
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 30+ years
Posted: 05 April 2016

CSX from the TOP:
Pitiful!!! This company surly SUCKS!
All upper management is interested in is Stock Options and Bonuses.
If this company goes under it will be from upper management Greed! 
Most of the management does not even know how the railroad is operated.
 All they know is that they have a job.  Posing daily in their starched
stiff creased kaki's, orange vest, steel towed shoes and smirked
smiles as if they are Mr. Railroad.  Stocks poorly performs daily due
in part from the constant skimming at the top.  CP Railroad sure needs
to take over this company before it dies from natural causes.  I have
Seen it all from the top down!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 04 April 2016

Answer to the other, non-employee, for N/A:
That post = no doubt it's from someone without a clue. 
It's just hopeless to post\type - this website sucks as bad as csx.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 04 April 2016

To Mr Conductor;
Do you know how many folks it takes to build an Airplane, and how many
it takes to FLY IT? I did not think so!



Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 02 April 2016

Most, if not all, of upper level management people are out of touch -
are actually are business minded & are not railroaders. How many of
them have any experience "out in the field?"

Name: Mr obvious
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 03 April 2016

I know of a State Legislative Director who is secretly inquiring about
Company Officer jobs as he if afraid he may not get re-elected to his
cush, over-paid job.  Keep telling the boys how much you hate CSX, I
know what your really about.

Name: Ralph Lambert
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 03 April 2016

Remember if you work for CSX I bet you wanted to; at some point.

If you think conditions suck well change them or leave. 

Remember, people will do to you whatever you will allow. This

will apply at Walmart and Taco Bell also.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 02 April 2016

Most, if not all, of upper level management people are out of touch -
are actually are business minded & are not railroaders. How many of
them have any experience "out in the field?"

Easy to understand that a co. like csx has to have financial support;
ie: investors, stockholders, etc.  But why are big shots compensated so
well when the average joe has to argue for just what he's due?

A lot of managers/officals are decent trustworthy folks.  Sadly, not
near enough & that's a shame.

Great profits could be made IF  - (& this applies many RR employees;
each, every craft/dept.), could be bought for what they're actually
worth & then sold for what they think they're worth.

Name: Feeling lost
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years
Posted: 01 April 2016

The number 1 complaint with this company is the management. Management
has no clue on how Railroad operations are ran. Warren Buffett had it
100% right when he said " CSX management is terrible". 
  The following could fix this company
 
1. Overhaul  management.  Start cutting from the top. There's to much
fat on the steak. Trainmasters,RFE, Etc falling over each other. 

2. Payroll.  Train those idiots on how to pay the employees by their
contract. Stop cheating them out of their money. This is the number one
hatred that employees have toward the company. 

3. Labor relations /payroll ...Just get raid of them all together. Go
with a mileage day equal to a 12 hour day daily. This would cut off
labor relations and simplifily contracts and the employees would be
happy. This would save the company millions. Less employees in labor
relations / payroll is less liability for the company. 

None of this will happen, but I'm glad to get it off my chest.

Name: legal
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years
Posted: 31 March 2016

SP Engineer

Yes, the UP does read this site everyday, but it is the NS who keeps
constant tabs on all postings.  The FRA monitors the site for
information that could be considered whistle blowing. However, no one
reads this site more than the legal team at CSX.  Public embarrassment
as well as insider information being posted is a constant fear for the
team. 

Unfortunately for most posters on here, they do not understand the
power that this site has.

Competitors as well as customers read this site daily. Remember when
you post.....THE TONGUE/PEN IS MIGHTIER THAN THE SWORD!

Name: SP Engineer
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 30 March 2016

Union Pacific Employees:

Other than CSX, the UP monitors this site more than the other rail
carriers. The UP has accepted the SP (formerly) style of management
which is doomed to fail; and Wall Street has indicated that. Just like
the Southern Pacific. The stock is in tailspin without any direction of
ascent. SP management relied solely on headhunting for promotions. The
bounty was higher with minorities wrongly terminated. Rail profits are
based on efficiency not headhunting, especially when the legal fees are
mounting. And that is precisely the reason why management become
distracted from running the railroad efficiently!

Name: Retired Now
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 30 March 2016

Lodging facilities providing crew transport\shuttle service is nothing
new.  CSX & their outfit that handles lodging are tickled when a
hotel/motel agrees to do that as part of the contract.

Opening & closing doors = that's probably a contract carrier (like
PTI) thing.  

Do the drivers have to be certified?
How much liability insurance is carried?   How much is required?
Co. liable?  If an accident should happen, the CSX stance would
probably be that the subcontractor that's providing the service is the
party to be held liable.   

Seems this is a matter that full-time union people like State
Legislative Directors & General Chairpersons need to handle.

Name: in danger
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 30 March 2016

LC'S

What the hell is the deal with the company making crews go to the yard
from the hotel in their courtesy wagon.  Pti says they took their job
away from them.. The wagon they are making us ride in doesn't have any
of their "we are so safe" safety sticker on it and the driver refuses
to open the doors.   One driver just got his license back. No way do
they all have the proper certification to be hauling customers around. 
 Bet you the state of Illinois doesn't know whats going on.   what are
we supposed to do when they don't drive safe or the van needs to be
shopped.  Are we allowed to pull their van out of service. Is the
company completely liable for us if we get in a wreck and get hurt.  
We heard the van wasn't available one day the  manager of the hotel
took the crew to the yard in her own personal vehicle.... What the hell
is up with their so called the safe way is the right way? They preach a 
good game until the game is costing them money then they say the hell
with the crews safety!

Name: screwed
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 28 March 2016

ALERT!!!!

People, you better start paying close attention to your deadhead
tickets.  The company is so hell bent on not honoring your deadhead
travel because they don't want to pay it that they are stooping to an
all time low to do it.


Just got screwed out of 145 miles of deadhead travel on a straight away
ticket. This WAS NOT a combination deadhead.. This was a ticket we were
entitled to and had to argue with the crew caller to get.
We were not able to report our hours of service or activity on the FRA
activity screen. We couldn't bring any completed ticket up in the
system to print out. We haven't been able to find a copy of this
ticket anywhere and its not showing on the 04 screen either.

You can bet you bottom dollar they aren't going to pay this and the
FRA doesn't know a damn thing about our activities.   We are sending a
snap shot of the uncompleted tickets to the FRA.

If this happens to you, make sure you notify the FRA hours of service
director and tell him what your reported activity times should be!

Name: Former LC
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 26 March 2016

APE:

Look at maps:  CSX rail lines vs. UP rail lines.

Ol' king coal, the old money making soul for RRs, is not like that
anymore & that traffic may never be the same again.

At present, things\times are tough.  Lots of co. belt-tightening.

The CSX big shots are compensated very well - to make decisions that
will impact the co., oftentimes for years in the future. Workers &
their unions can only try to play catch-up. 
 
Too many T&E people complain\cry when they think they have to go to
work too much -- then complain\cry & worry more when furloughed (or
dismissed, suspended).  

No company will survive if it has to pay for & provide for employees
that aren't really, truly needed.  EVERYONE loses via a bankruptcy
if/when an outfit goes under.

Railroading = ebb & flow with the economy \ feast or famine.

Yeah, no doubt the culture, the management, etc., needs to be changed.

Can suck per se, but where is proof of whenever\wherever - someone was
forced, in any way, shape or form, to accept a RR job.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 26 March 2016

Well maybe the UP investors have seen the light..CSX investors are still
in the dark..but they are willingly in the dark..that's the difference.
Apparently these people are going to let Ward and Sanborn sink the ship
completely. Hope that they let them drown with the rest of us instead
of coming to their rescue. CSX investors are not very wise.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 25 March 2016

UP Meltdown:

A swift change from the top will take place next week....The rumor is
that the Canadian National's CEO will be the new CEO!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years
Posted: 23 March 2016

LC:

Am well aware. Can read & understand & honor contract provisions way
much better than most, especially now days.


Suggest you do all the policing.   Good luck.

Name: LC
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 23 March 2016

Employed in other

Apparently you don't know the union agreement. MANAGEMENT CAN NOT BE
USED TO PERFORM THE WORK OF UNION CONTRACTED EMPLOYEE. If anyone see's
a non contract supervisor doing a contract employees work they should be
filling a claim for 5 days straight pay. This is taken very seriously.
This claim goes directly to the General chairman's office. If you
think it is over looked then you can think again. There have been
several paid and the supervisor does go on record. They could lose
their bonus as well. Jacksonville loves to take every dime they can
from their supervisors just as much as they like to take it back from
the union covered employees.


Now, for another topic....Most of the new engineers who are finished
with their training and marking up cant hold positions as engineers and
are going back in the field as conductors. There have been several
complaints that a lot of these men are taking calls to work as
engineers when they run out of people. QUIT TAKING THESE CALLS.  All
you are doing is making it easy for the carrier and keeping the
furloughed men on the street. If they are short then let them put the
set back engineer up in the seat. Bring back conductors to fill their
positions. The greed of some of these men is just plain disgusting. 
We all have bills to pay. We all have been in this business long enough
to know its feast or famine and you should be saving for hard times. Do
the right thing and stop kissing the carriers rear end!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years
Posted: 19 March 2016

All the excess managers could also be utilized as trackmen, signal
maintainers, co. police officers, crew callers, -- even train
dispatchers.  What the hell - wherever an ape is needed in whatever
occupation.

Name: Notice of eviction 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 20-30 years
Posted: 18 March 2016

Its ok to cut more jobs off. We have enough Trainmasters and RFE's to
run those trains. The management is falling over each other. People on
the outside look at this company as a complete cluster.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 18 March 2016

please refer to cindy sandborn as either "cindy cuntborn" or just
plain "cunt"

Name: Red Block
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 18 March 2016

If all concerned are so fed-up with the abuse, you have many many
choices at your disposal. Use them, collectively everyone has the power
to annihilate the RR'S balance sheet! When the unions were tough and
honorable, strikes would last only a few days. You see, railroads have
a thing called freight, if it's not moving, the corporate bills adds
up quickly. The railroads know the numbers, their losses multiples
faster than yours because they have many many more sharks to answer to.
And sharks likes blood!
So...don't fall back to sleep at 3am when you get that shooter that's
waiting on the Main Line with all those dogs behind it!

Name: Former LC
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 17 March 2016

Imagine if....

What if csx were to cancel participation in Operation Redblock?
RR companies are not bound to be a part -- it's not any type of
federal or state regulation or other...... ABUSE IT = LOSE IT.

Name: imagine if....
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 10-20 years
Posted: 17 March 2016

Since t&e folks are so expendable....how about we all red block system
wide one day.

Name: Laughing 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 16 March 2016

Do you ever think that Trainmaster David Benson's Daddy has said " if
I would have worn a condom, that little dumb prick wouldn't be here"
I'm sure he slapped his wife many times over that screw up.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 16 March 2016

No doubt RR big-shots will do OK.

Grateful?  Loyal?  

If they can outsource more jobs/work, they will.
If they could move the csx rail lines to another country, they would.

It hurts - but what do employees expect when business is way down.
Can't keep a company going - by paying people & operating things that
the co. deems aren't needed or wanted anymore.

Should EVERYONE to be out of a job account a bankruptcy?

Hell, everybody wants people working; the co. \ the increased revenue,
the federal & state governments for the income taxes, the unions for the
dues, retirement systems, etc., etc., etc. 
 
Long story short:  Same ol', same ol', - all too many are never
really concerned - until it affects them directly.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 16 March 2016

Yea CSX cut over 100 jobs there today in the transportation department.
According to Melanie Cost CSX is grateful for their service and CSX
will support these employees through this difficult time. Well I'm
sure that will help these people sleep tonight. I would sure hate for
CSX to be be ungrateful for their service..wonder what would happen
then?..Oh wait..the same thing would happen. CSX is not grateful for
anything it's employees does for the company. Goes to show how loyal
these sons of batches are. Fuck them...Keep up the good work Cindy
Sanborn..at the pace we are going it will be a miracle if the company
survives.

Name: Fed up 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 15 March 2016

Has anyone heard anything about Russell yard closing?  Thanks

Name: It's time
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 15 March 2016

To the Robert Pines followers... 
This site is CSX sucks... Not the Robert pines show. We have yards
closing, lost jobs, and your worried about this pines feller. You are a
special kind of stupid. Csx is raping you and your co-workers daily and
you are up Pines butt. Your mommy and daddy must be proud of you. Help
save jobs ...

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 14 March 2016

I'm not sure I agree with engineer 20-30 but I'm not sure I can agree
with ex instructor either. I mean those of us that do what we are
supposed to do are being punished with all of these closings,
harassment from managers, unethical practices by the company, and pay
issues. So what's the answer ex-instructor? How can the company expect
employees not to retaliate when they are aware of these problems and
takes no actions to correct them? In fact Jacksonville is the reason
for most of it. Where I come from loyalty is a two way thing..so if CSX
is not loyal to their employees why should the employees be loyal to
them? I think you have been out of the field for a long time or you
would understand the field employees perspective.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 14 March 2016

Safety first!  Really with no maintenance crews at the CSX shops the
public needs to be aware for their safety!  Corbin closed Cleveland and
cuts in Huntington now Russell is getting the axe.  Trains will be run
remotely next!  Why ?  Executives need a bigger bonus !!!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 14 March 2016

Brandon Wilkens is a drunk, the TM in Garrett who will NEVER get
promoted .Rick Reed is a douchebag fuckstick, who loves taking big
loads in his mouth from Matt Day. These 3 homos all vacation together
and look for young boy prostitutes. I hope all 3 of you cocksuckers get
a big karma surprise in your near future!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 13 March 2016

Well think about it like this SP engineer..if your conductor is not
qualified to run as an engineer then when nature calls stop the
train..tie up the mainline and grade crossings, and I would make sure
that nature had to call more often than usual. If CSX adopts a similar
policy I can guarantee you it will happen here. We are already fed up
with Sanborn and her bullshit.

Name: SP Engineer
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 13 March 2016

Inward Facing Cameras:

UP has officially tapped-into the inward facing cameras and is live
stream monitoring crews en-route for any possible rule violation...even
for nature calls. This self-destructive procedure is leading to more and
more train delays and crew burns.

Name: Kari Damrow
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 1-10 years
Posted: 10 March 2016

If it would make you all feel better, I have a open door policy here at
JAX and a really nice , wide leather sofa to make all you TEY guys feel
better. I need at least 9 or more!

XOXOX

Kari

Name: Screwed
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 10 March 2016

LISTEN UP CSX

Next time your supervisor tells me and my other crew member that he
knows  we are entitled to another time ticket per our union agreement
for dragging in another train(the 3rd one) that was 45 miles away and
then your payroll department takes it away saying we weren't entitled
to it, you better get your shit rolls up hill pants on.

During this whole sham of unethical lies and unprofessional behavior
your managers and crew callers tried to pull a fast one. When told to
put in another ticket for the next train they tried to make the ticket
a recrew ticket for the same damn job we were on.

HOW STUPID AND IGNORANT DO YOU THINK WE ARE. WE ARE NOT STUPID
UNEDUCATED BLUE COLLAR WORKERS . DID THEY ACTUALLY THINK WE WOULDNT
CATCH SUCH A DIRTY LOW DOWN STUNT.  A CREW CAN NOT RECREW ITSELF. HOW
CAN YOU ISSUE ANOTHER TICKET TO A J543 AS A J543R!
WE ALL KNOW WHAT THAT STUNT WAS GOING TO ACCOMPLISH. YOUR PEOPLE ARE
LYING. YOUR CHIEF AND CREW MANAGERS ARE PULLING DIRTY UNDERHANDED
TRICKS JUST TO VIOLATE OUR UNION AGREEMENT.  KEEP THIS UP AND IT WILL
COME BACK TO HAUNT YOU

Name: Former LC
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 09 March 2016

Fed up APE:

If you want to blow-off on a website about local union officers, OK,
but please walk some car-lengths in those shoes beforehand.  Then
maybe, the post would have some credibility.   Often, the carrier will
schedule an investigation or meeting for a Mon. or Tues. morning & the
representative has to have time to plan, do research, be prepared,
etc.

BTW: It's never a surprise when a member's case looks bad after a
hearing. That's the csx way. Then, csx loses 75% or more of appealed
cases = back pay awarded, full seniority rights restored, etc., etc. 

It would be interesting to see the real facts & figures csx spends
trying to NOT adhere to contract agreements, most of which are what csx
wanted.  Csx labor relations? Maybe that dept. is near worthless.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 09 March 2016

Are you serious? Of course it's their fault. If they were an ethical
company the unions would not be involved in all of these grievances.
Treat your employees right and you don't have to have all of these
grievances and issues. CSX is the most unethical out of all the
railroads.
I'm not a fan of the unions but look at how CSX treats us with unions
so I couldn't imagine how things would be without the unions. CSX
ignores the agreements which is highly unethical and that's where most
of the problems are. The only time CSX goes by the agreements is when it
benefits them, the company. So everytime I get screwed I return the
favor.

Name: 
E-mail: 1940zadok@gmail.com
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 09 March 2016

From my experiences working for various railroads, including former
Western Pacific, Southern Pacific, Santa Fe, U.S. Department of
Transportation and Union Pacific Railroads; as well as having 'run'
on the BNSF, Milwauke Pacific and Northern Pacific, ( Great Northern?)
as well as the Spokane Saint Paul and Pacific, the best was the BLF&E.
That is untill our General Chairman  'sold' us out. Thanks for
asking. All you have left is the UTU and the 'scab' BLE. When it
comes to making $ there is not much that Corporations won't do. (In
conjunction with government and media whores and hacks. Sorry, thats
just the way things are, and probably allways will be untill the Lords
return, however. Praise God. He is coming back, soon. It is my sincere
hope that no one is left behind and that all 'sinners', including
myself, be saved, born again and be filled with the love of the Lord
Jesus Christ.

Name: Fed up
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 08 March 2016

It's not CSX's fault. Their going to rape you as long as the union
allows it. It's time that you punks put on your big pants and catch
the union officials out and kick the hell out of them. Your paying your
hard earn money for protection and you get crap. They lay off weekends
and holidays and say that it's for you. Lol

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 07 March 2016

The very previous post = an asinine, plain dumb, stupid statement.
Just WTH can or could trump possibly accomplish even if elected? Where
do you meathead, dead from the neck up people come from?  Jesus!

Name: Anonymous
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 06 March 2016

Cycle of corruption from the feds, corporate and the union bosses must
be solved only when Donald Trump is elected President! And when Mr.
Trump is elected, there will be a lot of unemployed lobbyist working at
your away from home terminals Subways!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 05 March 2016

Employees cost money:  wages & insurance & retirement, etc.
No one should be the least bit surprised to find out that business\
corporate loyalty to employees is lame at best, and usually pretty much
non-existent.
Name a company that keeps workers on the active payroll if they don't

absolutely, positively, have to.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: M of W, for 1-10 years
Posted: 05 March 2016

CSX in its infinite wisdom,and very prolific brand of business acumen
will more than likely cut hundreds of SPG employees off months early to
satisfy the greed of management and investors pockets.How sad that we
have a company,and "union  for that matter" that could care less
about the hundreds of workers and potentially thousands of dependents
that will be hurt by this breech of loyalty.The business is much more
stable the they profess in this election year,and contract year!! CSX
is full of shit and show nothing but greed and callous disregard for
the employees if this comes to pass.Where is the solidarity,the calls
to strike and bring these assholes back to earth.

Name: Retired Now
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 04 March 2016

The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) is a part of the U.S.
Department of Transportation (USDOT), a federal government agency that
was not even around before 1966.  Before, RRs were regulated by the old
Interstate Commerce Commission, & federal, state statutes.

The FRA was & still is, supposed to be in place - to regulate RR
safety......

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 04 March 2016

I was never in favor of a merger with CP when it was brought up last
year but now I say bring it on. CSX has went to HELL in recent months.
It was on its way to hell before but we are there now..we took my fast
track...we can't move freight fast but we sure can fuck everything
fast. As long as Sanborn is running the show we will never see things
improve..she has destroyed this place..keep up the good work investors
and keep her in power..she will get you great results (sarcasm of
course)..I had to tell the investors that because apparently they are
not the brightest people in the world or their head is buried in the
sand..not sure which scenario applies

Name: ex vlc
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years
Posted: 04 March 2016

AVON ENGINEERS!!!
TIME TO WAKE THE HELL UP! TIME TO START MAKING THE UNION PUT YOUR MONEY
WHERE THEIR MOUTHS ARE.

WE JUST HEARD THAT A CHIEF HAS STARTED A RUMOR THAT SINCE JACKSONVILLE
HAS ALLOWED AVON TERMINAL TO EXTEND ITS SO CALLED TERMINAL LIMITS OUT
TO A RIDICULOUS DISTANCE, THEY WILL NO LONGER HONOR THE SHORT TURN
AROUND SERVICE AGREEMENT UNLESS YOU TRAVEL 35 MILES PAST THE NEW
LIMITS! THE END OF YARD SWITCHING LIMITS IS WHERE THE MILES TO TRAVEL
ARE TO BEGIN. NOT TERMINAL LIMITS.  
THERE IS A BIG DIFFERENCE IN TERMINAL LIMITS AND YARD SWITCHING LIMITS.
THE UNION KNOWS WHERE YARD WORK IS BEING DONE AND HOW FAR OUT THE
SWITCHING LIMITS OF THE YARD IS. THE FRA IS WELL AWARE OF WHERE THE
YARD SWITCHING LIMITS ARE. CALL THE FRA. ASK THEM HOW FAR THE YARD
CREWS ARE ALLOWED TO TAKE DANGEROUS HAZMATS CARS OUT OF THE YARD TO
SWING THEM. THERE IS A DESIGNATED LIMIT THEY CAN TRAVEL WITHOUT CT168
PAPERWORK GIVEN TO THE CREW AND CARRIED ON THE TRAIN. THE POWERS TO BE
IN AVON AND JACKSONVILLE KNOW EXACTLY WHERE THEIR LIMITS ARE. 
NOW IF THE CHIEF AND THE TMS AT INDY WANT TO PLAY WORD GAMES AND TRY TO
SAY THE SSA AGREEMENTS ARE WRITTEN WITH THE WORDS "TERMINAL LIMITS"
BECAUSE AVON DOESNT HAVE YARD SWITCHING LIMITS AND THE CREWS HAVE TO
HONOR THE ACTUAL LIMITS WHICH THEY EXTENDED A RIDICULOUS DISTANCE THEN
IT SHOULD BE FAIR TO SAY THAT EVERY SINGLE TRAIN THAT LEAVES AVON YARD
CAN NO LONGER BE CONSIDERED DEPARTED UNTIL THE TRAIN REACHES THE END OF
THE SO CALLED TERMINAL LIMITS.
HOW MANY TIME HAVE YOU HEARD THE TMS AND RF'S TELL THE CREWS THAT
JACKSONVILLE WANTS THE TRAINS OUT OF THE YARD AND DEPARTED WITHIN 90
MINUTES? HOW MANY TIMES HAVE YOU HEARD THEM SAY THEY NEED YOU TO GET
CPAN OR CPMY SIGNALS KNOCKED DOWN WITHIN THOSE 90 MINUTES?
CPAN AND CPMY ARE NOT THE END OF TERMINAL LIMITS. IF THEY WANT TO PLAY
THE STUPID GAMES THEN THEY SHOULD NOT BE ABLE TO SHOW ANY TRAINS
DEPARTED UNTIL THEY REACH THE END OF TERMINAL LIMITS.  WHATS FAIR FOR
THE GOOSE IS FAIR FOR THE GANDER. 
ITS ALSO BEING SAID THAT THEY ARE NOW REFUSING TO ALLOW EXTRA BOARD
ENGINEERS TO EXERCISE THEIR RIGHT TO USE THE NEW AMMENDMENT THAT ALLOWS
AN ENGINEER WHO ARRIVES AT THE HOTEL ON HIS OFF DAY TO BE DEADHEADED
BACK HOME. THEIR REASONING IS THAT THE "WORDING" SAYS UNASSIGNED
FREIGHT POOL ENGINEERS HAVE THIS RIGHT, NOT EXTRA BOARD ENGINEERS. WHAT
THE MORONS FAIL TO UNDERSTAND IS THAT THE ENGINEER WHO IS CALLED OFF THE
EXTRABOARD TO DO THE POOL ENGINEERS WORK IS NOW REPRESENTING THAT POOL
ENGINEERS POSITION/TURN. 
EXTRA BOARD ENGINEERS ARE ENTITLED TO SHORT TURN AROUND RIGHTS BUT THE
CHIEF'S ARE SAYING THEY ARE NOT. AGAIN, THE SO CALLED WORDING TAHT
SAYS UNASSIGNED FREIGHT POOL ENGINEERS IS BEING USED AGAINST EXTRA
BOARD ENGINEERS AS A WEAPON TO SCREW THEM OUT OF THE 130 MININUM MILES
THEY ARE TO BE PAID AND ANY EXTRA TICKETS THAT THEY ARE ENTITLED TOO.
THE EXTRA BOARD ENGINEERS ARE BEING DISCRIMINATED AGAINST! THE UNION IS
NOT SHOWING ANY ATTEMPT AT THIS MOMENT TO PUT A STOP TO THE OBVIOUS RAPE
OF EXTRA BOARD ENGINEERS.  
ALL EXTRA BOARD ENGINEERS NEED TO START A PETITION AND FILE ETHICS
CHARGED FOR BEING SINGLED OUT. ITS ONLY GOING TO GET WORSE IF YOU DONT
GET OFF YOUR BUTTS AND DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT NOW. BOMBARD THE GENERAL
CHAIRMANS OFFICES WITH CALLS. SEND EMAILS, FAX OR WHATEVER IT TAKES TO
GET THEIR ATTENTION.  WHAT EVER YOU DO YOU BETTER START DOING IT NOW.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 03 March 2016

There's a rumor going around that since CSX is threatening cutting jobs
across the network that there is now an increased number of employees
whistle blowing now. I was told by an official that he expects a higher
number of FRA inspections and a more frequent presence in terminals. I
know the FRA has been in my terminal 3 times in the past month. That
seems to fall in line with what he said.

Name: long duck dong
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for 10-20 years
Posted: 03 March 2016

I heard thru the rumor mill that CSX Rocky Mount transportation was just
fined $92,000 by the FRA.

Does anyone have anymore info?

Name: No favors
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 03 March 2016

Dear no more J jobs,

A couple of reminders.  Check for yourself but once you return to your
home terminal, you can't be forced out without rest.  CSX speaks a
language other than English.  When they say they want a "FAVOR" what
they really mean is " Can we count on you to cheat on the agreement"?
We know your answer.  Mostly though we know that you did what you did to
put more money in your pocket.  If more people said NO! more of our
furloughed brothers would be recalled and CSX would be forced to pay
more attention to the contract.  Why should they now when so many will
sell their souls for another ticket?  

To sum it up, you're angry because CSX short changed you on a ticket
you shouldn't have and your brother are angry for not letting them
return to work.  See how this works?  Hopefully you're not furloughed
soon as you watch your brothers do whatever it takes to make a couple
of unearned tickets.  Good luck.

Name: Blackholepier
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 1-10 years
Posted: 03 March 2016

Furloughed yesterday to find out they filled the whole week with
overtime to lay all 23 of us off and have contractors doing the work?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 1-10 years
Posted: 03 March 2016

As a heavy equipment operator at a CSX facility I was recently
furloughed because of reductions and budget. Was called 10 minutes
after my shift was over. Management didn't even have the courtesy or
respect to do it to my face. 23 guys were let go today....I wonder if
the 7 managers they have just on daylight alone split up the calls. CSX
will realize that the workers make the money, not management

Name: Dong Bageley
E-mail: MikeyWardsyesman@csx.com
Employed as: M of W, for 1-10 years
Posted: 02 March 2016

VP of Engineering John West retires April 1. Rickey Johnson will be the
new VP Engineering. Oh if we can keep the trains on track and the click
of Rickeys friends under control then CSX might make it. Not the
smartest promotion by CSX.

Name: 
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Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 02 March 2016

Unbelievable. I know harrasment is the norm here at CSX, I know
intimidation is a prerequisite for management and clearly the company
knows this is happening, so where is the line drawn? I was getting
ready to head out on a local job the other day at the fine Radnor yard
in Nashville and was talking to a car man about their jobs being
abolished and the cuts others have suffered over the past months. This
man told me their boss told them not to shop an excessive amount of
cars, that they shouldn't become a "speed bump" in the line of
expediting freight. So is this what we have to look forward to? A
decrease in quality and safety for the expediature movement of freight?
He said their senior general said he'd "furlough" a guy for bad
ordering cars! I thought we had it bad! These guys are pinned against a
wall! But what more can you expect from this wonderful management style
the fabulous CSX promotes!!!! I never get to talk to the car side much
and was shocked, I thought they had it a lot better.

Name: nomoreJjob
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Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 02 March 2016

If you are called as a J job such as J452 to recrew trains or asked to
do extra work that helps the company for a J ticket. TURN THEM DOWN!!
You will not get paid for them!!! I had 3 J tickets not paid by payroll
this past half. 

Now obviously if you are called as a J452 to recrew trains, you have to
take it. But know they think they can do whatever they want with you for
12 hours and you will only get overtime after 8 hours. This means recrew
as many trains, hostile power, kick out bad orders, go as many miles as
needed all under 1 ticket. No 2nd ticket after 8 hours after doing all
this either, just overtime after 8 hours. This was all explained by DTO
Adam Hawkins and Superintendent Kenny Hall. THIS IS A BLATANT AND DIRECT
VIOLATION OF B&O RULE 54.

If you think you are exempt because you work a pool job and they have
to pay extra tickets, then you are mistaken. One of my J tickets that
was denied was after I brought a train to my home terminal on a pool
job. They asked us to do them a favor for a J ticket and go to the
house and grab power and bring it 10 miles outside the yard to tie onto
cars on a siding. So we basically helped them out and wasted 2.5 hours
of our time for free. I know I'm not the only one getting screwed on
these J tickets. DO NOT ACCEPT THEM UNTIL THEY START PAYING THEM AND
ACCEPTING THE AGREEMENT THEY SIGNED.

Name: 
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Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 01 March 2016

So what if it was 4 years ago?..I was getting fucked by Ward then
also..lol
.

Name: 
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 28 February 2016

Any one know which presidential candidate is not going to try to steal
our railroad retirement or is all of them going to try to do it?....

Name: 
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Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 27 February 2016

CSX/NS merger?Thoughts?

Name: 
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Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 27 February 2016

Yea I think someone is high on something. Do you think that CSX and
it's employees are one big happy family? You obviously don't work for
CSX. If that was true daddy Ward and Mommy Sanborn are fucking my brains
out..so I want out of that family. Daddy and Mommy treat the blue collar
workers of CSX like shit..we must be their orphan children..the
slaves..Secone class citizens..you name it...like someone said
previously the company boasted about their profits last year..then fuck
numerous blue collar workers and pay out big bonuses to the white collar
employees. When CSX does well they fuck us, when they do poorly they
fuck us, so what I say is Fuck CSX and daddy Ward and Mommy Sanborn.
Now does that sound like the team spirit? Well that's how it is out
here. Welcome to reality

Name: 
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Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 1-10 years
Posted: 26 February 2016

Team we need to come together. Coal is gone and isn't coming back. We
have to  give the  company ideas to generate revenue. So what these
morons we have to a make money so we can get paid and support our
families.  Give them ideas to save or Make money. This is a business
and. It is not a charity for railroad formers. Let's get our pride
back and show everyone that a railroader is a tough son of a bittch
that contributes to the United States economy,

Name: 
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Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years
Posted: 25 February 2016

Csx is no worse than a lot of corporate outfits.
Just got news last week that a local place near here will be shutting
it's doors & moving operations to Mexico.  Over 700 people, many who
have worked there for yrs. & yrs. - out of a job.  How long has that
type of thing been going on now?   Quite a while.

No one ever seems to care or worry much until it affects them directly.
Support conservative politicians, their idea of government, the trade
agreements/policies those types have supported, their ideas of what
average joe workers should earn for a living, rag on unions, etc.,  = 
then accept & live with all the consequences. 

If csx can outsource more jobs & work, they will.
If they could move the RR to Mexico, they would.

Name: 
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Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 25 February 2016

I heard today CSX is closing the CC, KD, CV, and EK subdivisions. Way to
go Cindy and Mikey..keep up the good work..keep disrupting the lives of
your employees..you bastards will rot..

Name: BLET Member
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 24 February 2016

Today the BLET International announced their movement plans to the new
headquarters.

I HOPE THEY LEAVE ALL THE CORRUPTION BEHIND AND START A NEW CHAPTER IN
CLEANING "UP" THE UNION COMMITTEES ON ALL LEVELS!

Name: update
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Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 23 February 2016

NEWS FLASH!

Rumor has it(rumor) that the FRA showed up at Big four yard in Indy and
shopped a massive amount of cars.   Now, we are guessing the post on
here that upset the powers to be and brought their little distracting
mole out from under his rock also put the FRA in the spot light.  
These cars were shopped for 3 possible reasons.  Your post caught the
attention of the FRA and they had to save face for the posters
suggesting they allow bad orders to run through, the car men who were
let go blew the whistle or the unions have come up with more money than
the carrier and are stuffing the FRA departments pockets with more than
they can take to the bank.

Anyway it goes, what should have always been done is now being done!
Keep up the good work posters and remember....YOUR SAFETY AND THE
PUBLICS SAFETY ALWAYS COMES FIRST!

Name: 
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Employed as: Car repair, for 1-10 years
Posted: 23 February 2016

Just sitting here wondering if i'll have a job next week. Stressfull,
depressing shit. Csx sucks

Name: BigCountry
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 22 February 2016

Evansville?            
What do you know about Howell Yard closing?

Name: 
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Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 20 February 2016

Why do we pick on Cindy Sanborn? Seriously you have to ask that
question? Until her reign when were there massive layoffs and numerous
Yard and Shop closures? If they are so concerned about the future of
this company why not take a reduction in salary and bonuses. This
applies to Ward and Sanborn. They are only concerned about their own
pockets. This is why investors should show them the door.

Name: 
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Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 19 February 2016

Insp covered it pretty well.
If/when trainmen have to & try to do proper inspections;
adhering\following the regulations & rules, they'll probably get
accused of screwing around.  Be bullied, intimidated, harassed &
threatened.   CSX SUCKS.

Name: Evansville
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 19 February 2016

Well it's official, CSX is closing Evansville Yard. Shhh, don't say
anything it's suppose to be quiet for now.

Name: insp
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Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 19 February 2016

APE

Less car inspectors means more bad order cars getting out of the yard.
If the crews have to start inspecting the cars they should follow all
the guidelines set forth by the FRA as well as the rules set down by
CSX. It takes at least 5-10 minute per car to do a complete inspection.
It also requires more training than the every day conductor is schooled
on.  Conductors are not nor will they ever be trained on the complete
mechanical workings of any car. It is well known that the fra allows a
percentage of cars to roll out with defects if they are considered
minor. Rushing trains out of the originating terminal is more important
than making sure all cars are completely safe and in 100% working
condition. If the crews have to do inspections of their own trains they
will be held accountable to a different standard than the car
department. Tm's and RF's are not privy to the mutual understandings
that are agreed upon in that department. If the crew misses a major
defect that only the trained eye of a car inspector would see and that
defect causes a derailment there should be a full blown investigation
done by the Unions. Crews should be give the same considerations for
turning a blind eye as the car department.

Name: 
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Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 17 February 2016

I don't think it's so much about the money it's more about the
principle. I'm sad to say I don't care if the company succeeds or
fails. When the company is doing well they screw us, when the company
is doing poorly, they screw us..so who cares anymore. So why not dog
their trains?..why go out here and bust my ass to get their train from
point A to point B in less than 12 hours? Especially when the
assignments could use a brakeman but they are to cheap to pay another
man..so I will make them pay for 2 additional men instead of just the
1. The company in no way is attempting to help its employees so why
help them? As long as Sanborn is here that's the way it will be. Get
us a real railroader and things will change for the better.

Name: 
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 16 February 2016

How many managers on any level lost there job when Erwin terminal closed
down? The guys either got bought out early, paid to qualify on previous
territory or transferred. The union don't give a shit about you or I.
I'm sure the General chairman's across the board got a little cash in
the back pocket. Id say they probably have been sitting in on these
meetings dealing with all the cuts. I say cut Cindy and save some cash

Name: 
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Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 14 February 2016

Things have slowed.  And things are/have been changing. 
Many are furloughed/laid off. 

Maybe when laid off/furloughed people get called back eventually, they
will be somewhat more appreciative & humble.
It's always a treat to overhear FNGs blow-off about how things are 
or should be.  Most, if not all, don't have a clue. 

Long story short, account unions, government, etc., things are actually
better than they were, not even that many years ago.

Railroading, especially the transportation dept. =  unassigned
jobs/pools IS a hard life / occupation, ie; the hrs., days, etc.
No one was informed of that previously before deciding to accept the
job?  Then, when can't handle it & blame the unions & the company? 
That is nuts. 


CSX actually does suck - everything, meaning EVERYTHING, could be much
better.  SAD.  Because really that's the fault of both labor AND
management.

Name: csx
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Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years
Posted: 11 February 2016

Loc Eng 30

The was the plan the entire time. Now the extra board crews will work
all the time instead of sitting home collecting guarantee to do
nothing. They will all be worked into the ground. Conductors better not
count on getting 6 starts to get any extra time off. They will find a
way to reset them. They are lucky that they have any days off.
Engineers have it easy. Two days off on most of their boards. Poor
conductor still only gets one.  Your boots were made for walking so get
to walking.

Name: 
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 11 February 2016

Hahahahahahaaaaaaa!

My terminal like all terminals have cut jobs to the bone to save money.
Now they are calling out extra jobs from the extra boards to switch cars
because they can't keep up.  Good plan huh?

Why don't they just admit defeat?  The stock price isn't going to
rise no matter what they cut!  Nobody is shipping, all commodities are
flat.

I say it again, when are they gonna cut the trainmasters?  THE DEAD
WEIGHT?

CSX SUCKS!

Name: 
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Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 10 February 2016

IIRC Sandborn's father died of a heart attack while on duty as the new
president of ConRail. I don't think he had a son, so Cindy has to be
the son that becomes the RR president FWIW.

Name: 
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Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 08 February 2016

Looks Like Sanborn's father Richard died of a heart attack a while
back.....

Name: 
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Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 08 February 2016

Not much worry for those two. Even if they're "fired" per se - Ward
would probably get some kind of big money severance deal.  Sanborn's
father still on the Board Of Directors?  Wait & see. They'll do OK.

Name: 
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Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 08 February 2016

I'm hearing Ward and Sanborn are fighting for their jobs right now. If
the investors want to see good to average results better show these two
the door. Employee morale is at an all time low so when this happens it
effects everything from results, efficiency, safety, and ethics. When
an employee is concerned about their job everyday where do you think
their mind is at? I expect an higher injury rate and more accidents to
occur in this climate. So go ahead and keep these two clown in, go
ahead and cut more jobs and close more terminals, service less
customers because of lack of manpower. If the investors keep these
people in they deserve the poor results they will get

Name: 
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Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 07 February 2016

Yeah, that kind of sums it up.  T&E employees are just numbers to the
RRs.   Thanks to the government & the unions - the RSA enacted just a
few years back; it's better than it used to be.

Name: 
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Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 07 February 2016

Working for the RR an a Engineer, or Conductor is simply a job for those
that have not a life, and no desire to build one. Sleep run freight and
sleep. That is it and Retire with a nice bunch of folks and a nice
retirement. It might kill you before you get the big payoff at the end.
That is the RR

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 05 February 2016

To Peter Nickles, corporate office:

You shine a seat with your ass from 9 to 5 in an air conditioned
office.  You know nothing about the lifestyle of a working man who
works on call 24/7.  Unions are for the lazy man???  You wouldn't last
very long living this lifestyle.

Your opinion is not valued.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 04 February 2016

Am with you ape:
Read that post:  the sob doesn't have any writing skills either.
Christ, if people like that are working in corporate offices, no wonder
csx is in turmoil. Dumb, ignorant sob should be assigned to a job
sweeping floors for a living, if able to handle that.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 04 February 2016

Whoever posted the corporate office thing

ought to mark-up, get out in the field, do it for a while.

Douche bag doesn't have a clue.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 04 February 2016

Is this website csx sucks or rail unions suck?




Penalty Claims:
My UTU LC & GC have done quite well, as far as collecting claims for
me.  
Just make sure when 1st submitted, they're valid & if denied (usually
are as I do understand that thousands go to payroll and
have to be researched); I turn them over to the LC, along with proper
info needed; they're forwarded to the GC, & I just sit back & wait for
the $$$.    

Good luck to all.  Soon......adios to csx for me.

Name: Peter nickles
E-mail: PN@gmail.com
Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years
Posted: 04 February 2016

You all cry about the Standards and Professionalism. Unions are for the
lazy man these days. There is no 1920's style factor or employee
treatment anymore! CSX employee have some of the best benefits around
and yet you all complain. Makes sense, that all union guys do. 

Suck it up, and stop your crying and relentless search for a handout.

Name: EX LC
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Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 04 February 2016

Members


Cold hard facts.... Unions have no back bone and only care about losing
the kick backs they get under the table from the carrier.

The writing was on the wall when they started settling our claims for
50 cents on the dollar with the excuse it was better for the members to
get what they could settle for now than dragging it out for years

BULLSHIT!  The carrier agreed and signed those agreement fully aware of
the language that was written in it.  An 8 hour penalty claim is an 8
hour penalty claim no matter how many times a claim is submitted
because of their blatant violation of it.

If they had any balls like the old unions did they would stand their
ground and make them pay. Hit them in the pocket book where it hurts
them the most.  Instead they are soft and weak and are a total
embarrassment to unions of the past that didn't allow the boss man to
be an indian giver and take back the word they signed!  The days of the
old unions with back bones are gone!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 04 February 2016

I MYSELF HAVE WATCHED OUR UNION LEADERS CONTINUE TO TURN A BLIND EYE TO
ALL THE PROBLEMS WE SEE TODAY.  

YEARS AGO IF A COMPANY OFFICIAL GAVE ME A HARD TIME, I WENT TO THE
UNION AND REPORTED THE GUY, IT STOPPED REAL FAST.  TODAY WHEN A COMPANY
OFFICIAL GIVES ME A HARD TIME, I REPORT HIM TO THE UNION AND THE REPLY I
GET IS....."THEY CAN DO THAT." "DO WHAT THE COMPANY WANTS."  THE
UNION DOESN'T REPRESENT AND FIGHT FOR YOU ANYMORE.  THEY ARE TOO BUSY
SPENDING YOUR MONEY AT CONVENTIONS GETTING DRUNK!

I ONCE SAW AN ARTICLE A FEW YEARS BACK FROM THE UNION STATING HOW WE
HAVE TO PRESERVE THE AGREEMENTS THAT WE HAVE.  SINCE THEN AGREEMENTS
HAVE CONTINUED TO BE GIVEN AWAY FOR NO REASON.  THEY SELLOUT THE
AGREEMENTS DURING CONTRACT TALKS TO KEEP THOSE BIG PAYING UNION JOBS. 
IN OTHER WORDS, SCREW THE MEMBERSHIP, ITS ALL ABOUT ME ME ME.

WE ALSO DON'T NEED TWO UNIONS!  WE NEED ONE UNION THAT ISN'T SO TOP
HEAVY.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 03 February 2016

Until now, never thought I would write to a forum like this. A friend
told me about it.

All is interesting.  Got over 8 yrs. in on the RR now after losing
decent prior jobs account different reasons I had no control of.

Was happy to get my 1st union job. My Dad said a union is only as
strong as it's membership.   Lots of constant complaining about the RR
& the union. Nothing ever seems to be appreciated.

Been around long enough to hear and see that a lot of workers are big
loudmouths -- talk the talk but don't walk the walk.  Is the same with
the RR.  Old heads with lots of time have told me that's the way its
always been.

Not a wonderful world by any means but at least I have a job, vacation,
plds, insurance, a retirement plan.  I have to keep at it.


Csx does suck.  Many things could be and should be better.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 03 February 2016

Union, friend / family, for yrs.,

RLA: Long, drawn out National Contract Negotiations, Section 6 Notices
(wish lists), penalty time claims, Arbitration, Mediation, etc.

LMRDA: UTU's Constitution contains instructions: - Charges & Trials of
Officers.  Should a member choose, he/she could hire a Labor Attorney
and/or deal with the US DOL if they feel they've been misrepresented.
Elect to become a dues objector.  Good luck with all/any of that.

90% of the time it's the RR I get upset with. No doubt, it'd be a
real nightmare working for a non-union csx.    Back to csx sucks.

Name: hogger21
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 03 February 2016

sick of hearing the blind defense of the unions and allowing them to
continue to misrepresent us. all these stone-cold union diehards need
to stop toeing the party line and admit there needs to be reforms
and/or new leadership. don't bash anyone for saying so I for one
don't enjoy paying for lobbying groups and who knows what else! We
need a strong union and lately all I am hearing is how everyone is
unhappy/fed up

Name: SP Engineer
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 02 February 2016

Speaking of union officers:

There cannot be a worse group than on the UP side in Colton, CA. The
General Chairman and his Local officer are the highest paid within the
entire union. The GC makes more that the International President and at
least $100,000.00 more than next highest paid GC with comparable
membership.
Here's the kicker; the GC was also collecting reserve board pay
inspite of the bylaws restrictions for full-time General Committee
officers.
The west coast terminal is a proving ground for the rail carrier's
agenda for undermining agreements...because the trail of payouts are
endless!

Name: conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 02 February 2016

union


Was told that's were I would find the bill of rights for union
members. was also told the union was supposed to tell us about them
when we were hired and they never did!  After reading everything I can
see why they kept quiet about them!

Name: union
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 02 February 2016

Conductor 30

NO you got it wrong!  The RLA has absolutely nothing to do with federal
laws and regulations set down by the government for the establishment
and running of any union that represents any working group including
railroad workers. The RLA allows railroad workers the guaranteed right
to establish representation. The LMRDA clearly details how a union can
form, regulate and conduct its business within its organization and
with its members.  The RLA has NO AUTHORITY over a unions formation or
internal regulations.


If your union is corrupt or failing to represent the members to the
fullest extent possible the members have recourse and have every right
to seek outside assistance for relief. The day the union took your
first dime was the day they agreed to represent you. Failure to follow
through with those promises is a breach of agreement.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 02 February 2016

The UnionsShouldWorkForYou & union democracy posters only got it
half-assed. = =  Must be co. moles/trolls or want-to-be.

Railroaders: References to the LMRDA should also include references to
the RLA, which was enacted long prior.

Unions perfect? Heck no.  Full time big-shots do just fine income &
benefit wise.  But they can be replaced, voted out.

RR companies are not employee friendly.  Are any companies really very
caring\friendly to workers?

Any member who rags on their union organization ought to do a term or
two as a local rep. - - that alone is a real ear & eye opening
education.
 

RRs would like nothing better than to have even weaker unions -
so everyone, please think hard & long about trying to become dues
objectors.

Name: UnionsShouldWorkForYou
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years
Posted: 01 February 2016

Have the UTU/BLE Disappointed you AGAIN? Do you think they should be
fighting for your benefits/rights as an employee, not giving away
everything at each contract? Do you feel that even if we cant "get
something better" at each contract then the Unions should just
maintain what we have instead of trading it away for small, taxable
"bonuses"? Do you think the Union Leadership is working for THEIR
best interests, not yours (which is why the BLE/UTU merger never
happened!)? Do you feel YOU have NO POWER against this??!! NO, NO, NO!!
YOU HAVE POWER!!! You might ask, "well I am forced to be in the Union
even if I don't want to be and/or they aren't a strong- member
focused Union anymore".......it is true, the Rail Labor Act keeps
railroaders in Unions and you have no choice about joining- HOWEVER YOU
have the RIGHT to REFUSE to pay all of your hard earned paycheck to
these increasingly corrupt rail Unions and their backroom deals and
disrespect of their membership. That's right, you can become what's
called a "non-consenting member". This means you refuse to
participate in the Union(s) as a full dues paying member, instead you
are put on their books as being in the Union but only pay a small
portion of dues that are related to the collective bargaining
agreement. All of the MAJORITY of the dues which go to lobbying,
political functions, paying leadership etc.- will not be charged to
you. Actually dues drop to the range of $12-$25/mo. Now you cant vote
on the contracts, cant go to meetings, cant use any "benefits" and
cant do pretty much anything with the Union. By LAW they are still to
defend you if you get in trouble/discipline. Why am I telling you all
of this? Not to destroy Unions or tell you not to want to be in one,
but to PROTEST the Unions behavior and effect a change in them. Money
is the only thing that gets people like these to respond to our demands
and cutting off their flow will wake them up. If entire
locations/workplaces all did this at the same time it would send a
message surely. This is almost like striking on the Union itself, only
with its money (dues). Will this type of action be harsh? Absolutely.
Will some people call participators "traitors" and "Union haters"?
100% likely! But when people stand around and do nothing to defend
themselves, they will be stripped of their lives and liberty  surely.
Please consider protesting the Unions anti-membership behaviors and
become "Non-consenting Members" to make them realize OUR voice the
MEMBERS are who they answer to! The Unions are required to post your
right to do this action, they usually put it in a small blurb once a
year in their newsletters/magazines. They claim you can only put an
application in once a year to do this but you have the right to do it
anytime you like, there has been upheld legal precedents for it

Name: broker
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Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years
Posted: 29 January 2016

Other

A federal court order was filed for a full investigation of BNSF, UP
and CSX for secretly meeting and discussing interference in the
negotiations of a merger with the NS. Waiting to see what happens with
this strong arm tactic that was taken. CSX had no comment for the
press.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 29 January 2016

Conductor, 1-10 yrs.:

Dissatisfied with the UTU as a member?  Switch, join the ble-little T.
That outfit can handle\solve all your present & future issues and
problems.   NOT!  

----------------------------------------------------------------

APE:  

Unions exist because politicians still allow them.  Consider what it'd
be like with a totally conservative republican government, no union
representation at all.  Everyone is entitled to their opinion(s) but
try to think more open mindedly & not post what very many believe are
totally ignorant foolish words.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 28 January 2016

UTU has no backbone!!! And CSX employees are forced to pay them for
nothing. All they have done is loose jobs, loose bonuses, loose demand
days, and loose stock shares for there employees. Keep up the terrible
job UTU. UTU will probably have robots running trains by the end of the
year.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 28 January 2016

If any railroader votes for a Democrat you deserve what you get..Fuck
the UTU and the Democrats..especially the one in DC.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for N/A
Posted: 27 January 2016

Union Pacific Board of Directors will hold an emergency meeting in order
to lure Canadian National's CEO (Claude Mongeau) into running the Union
Pacific after a possible merger.
Canadian National is the only railroad that had sustained profits in
spite of the difficult head winds!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Engine repair, for 1-10 years
Posted: 23 January 2016

I heard Russell was next to be cut anyone heard?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 23 January 2016

Start cutting TRAINMASTERS!  Years ago there was like 1 trainmaster per
terminal, and he covered miles of territory.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 21 January 2016

Shouldn't be a shock or surprise to anyone considering things.....  
Wonder when & IF they'll ever cut\reduce the size of the board of
directors & other "big shot" positions?

Name: LC
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 21 January 2016

Great Lakes

Hold on to your money guys. Management members just had a big meeting
and word is the entire meeting consisted of nothing other than
discussions on how to cut more jobs.  Avon yard was the biggest topic.
So don't be stupid and blow your money on anything expensive. The
company is putting motors into storage as we speak.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 20 January 2016

The problem with the CAPS system is that it never resets itself..the
only way you get get points reduced is if you don't mark off..also a
major problem is you are deducted points even with a valid medical
issue..if I go to the doctor I'm still deducted points..that's a
joke..Also you can't compare T/E jobs to other careers..who else is on
call 24/7..also it's crazy to have one attendance policy for
everyone..not all freight pools have assigned off days and you have to
depend on getting 6 starts to get any time off..then the company will
purposely reset you to ensure you don't get 6 starts

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 19 January 2016

if your employed at csx for less then a year, shut the fuck up. that's
my opinion .you haven't been here long enough to cry and pout about
anything. you haven't been shit on or fucked with long enough to post
anything on here. you don't like it quit, go work somewhere else .I
wish I could quit.I be gone tomorrow , but have to much to lose to
start over at a new job at my age. I know people that worked for
conrail in the early 80's that had 13 years seniority and had to pack
up and move to a new terminal 300 miles away to work. railroads are up
and down business. jobs have always been cut, furloughs during slow
times, yards closings isn't new and there use to be 5 man crews on
road trains reduced to 2.and I'm sure more bad news is coming.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 19 January 2016

Dan Labyak from the Jacksonville office had a long affair with a friends
wife. Pos destroyed families due to his selfishness.

Name: todd Novac
E-mail: todd novac .com
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 19 January 2016

todd novac is a company snitch with Joe ill blow you kazy  novac snitch
his way back to get his job back when convicted o stealing money from
his union .  watch him boys

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for N/A
Posted: 18 January 2016

And........
when you "streamline" per se, and your co. is profitable all across
the board, it's a much more attractive merger partner, takeover,
buyout target. Big shots will always do just fine.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 18 January 2016

Old King Coal is NOT the merry old money making soul it was
for the RRs (& others).

Abandoning, closing, cutting back, leasing out\selling lines &
terminals, furloughing employees, etc., etc. = = 
PLANS FOR THOSE ACTIONS HAVE NO DOUBT BEEN IN THE WORKS FOR A WHILE 
& the average joe union worker(s) can only play catch-up. 

At least two brand new intermodal terminals are being planned (PA &
NC), yes/no?   Economy has slowed (for now), but it seems they're
still willing to heavily invest in that type of business, so they must
have ideas, plans for the future.  

Gambling & relying on that Gateway thing? 
If so then they're probably not near done with streamlining.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 1-10 years
Posted: 18 January 2016

Who's making the decisions to lay off? ATT: Idiots laying off in Jax:
Lay off the people over 65 who NEED to retire. Leave the people alone
that have young families, that can work, and work hard. Operations 101.
Learn it.

Name: legal
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 18 January 2016

Crews

The last post hit the nail right on the head.  DO NOT start turning on
each other. Now is the time to stick together. The company is slowly
being torn down and jobs are being downsized at an alarming rate. With
merger rumors and competitive scare tactics in place anything could
happen at the drop of a hat.  You are workers in the trench. No more
value than the lab rats used to test poison. The stockholders and
investors pockets are more important than you. You are a number easily
replaced. Your unions have shown they have little power if any at
protecting your jobs.

Anyone who has spent any time reading this site or posting on it knows
that any time a touchy subject is brought up for discussion or comments
that may cause embarrassment to the company are posted, the company mole
pops up and post comments that are distracting and usually geared to
offend someone to deliberately start an argument. PLEASE DO NOT FALL
FOR IT! These moles are paid by the csx legal department and csx public
safety affairs department. Do not allow yourself to be drawn into their
web. If they are posting on here, you have obviously hit a nerve.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 18 January 2016

Guys let's keep the focus on where it needs to be and not on each
other. The morale is the lowest I've seen on CSX and that's saying
something. Jacksonville is the problem, not the guy sitting to the left
or right of you. Look at what Sanborn has done.implemented this horrible
CAPS system, the new discipline system, and closing down
terminals..which I just heard she is shutting down Montgomery yard and
abandoning track in Florida and Mississippi..which will lead to more
terminals closing..This woman is the problem..keep things in
perspective.."THE BITCH" is killing us..at this rate nobody will have
a job

Name: WOW!
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 17 January 2016

JESUS!!!!

Please help these poor moles posting to realize that popping out of the
wood work with a topic from who knows where(bashing engineers) isn't
going to draw any attention away from the sandborn bashing or any other
true facts being posted here about the state of csx at the moment.


Ok company mole...you want to be fair, how about putting a post about
the conductors who wont shut the window when its 20 below because they
are too fat and cant handle heat in the winter. How about the ones who
smoke so bad the engineer has to go home or to the hotel smelling like
his stinking nasty cigs. or the ones who make a bed as soon as the
train rolls out and leaves the engineer doing everything by himself all
night.

See company mole, things work both ways... Now that my post has evened
the score you can go back under your rock....

Keep up the good work crews no matter who you are stuck with on your
next trip and keep the mole under his rock!

Name: investor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years
Posted: 17 January 2016

CSX crew

Watch BNSF closely.  Latest report from investment companies have it
that BNSF had a meeting and stated very clearly that a move with the NS
would force CSX to consolidate. There is no way CSX can compete with a
merger between BNSF and NS. Word around the investment circle has it
that BNSF wants both of them....

Name: ???
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 1-10 years
Posted: 17 January 2016

LC'S


Sitting home furloughed.....How come avon has 11 spots on their
conductor extra board and only 7 guys assigned to it?  How come we
aren't getting called back to fill them. I heard the company likes to
run the guys into the ground working them to death until they all start
marking off sick then they call guys back.  Is this true because they
are already short handed.. Should I hold off looking for another job?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years
Posted: 16 January 2016

You are right..Fuck CSX..and Ward and Sanborn..and all these other CSX
clowns..this company is ruined..when the employees get fucked..we turn
around and fuck the company..going to see more trains dogged and nobody
to recrew them..keep up the good work Cindy..you fuckING  evil bitch..

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 15 January 2016

FUCK CSX. I HOPE THE CREWS GIVE YOU A DAILY FUCKING UP THE ASS JUST LIKE
YOU GAVE SO MANY OF US. I HOPE THE GREAT LAKES PRECIOUS 008 DERAILS
DAILY SO YOU CAN LOSE YOUR ONLY GOOD CONTRACT. FUCK CSX.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years
Posted: 13 January 2016

Railroad shareholders are bleeding red ink:

CSX is the first RR to report earnings from the last quarter and Wall
Street is not happy. You will see more pain at the pump by way of
harassment and more lay-offs!

Name: deez nuts
E-mail: rimmie_crays@yahoo.com
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 12 January 2016

Big meeting today more cuts are coming in the Florence

Name: John Sepesy
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 11 January 2016

trainmasters don't normally post on sites like this but it is true joe
''lazy'' Kazy  is a snitch!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years
Posted: 11 January 2016

Well I can honestly say no I've never met Ms. Sanborn and honestly have
no desire to meet her. Of course we will never have to worry about
meeting her because she never comes out in the field. Probably smart
unless she is being escorted by a security detail. She made the
decision to close Erwin but didn't have enough guts to show up in
Erwin to announce it. Sorry but I want someone with some guts running
this place..not a backboneless coward like her. Have enough guts to
look those folks in the eye and tell them you are shutting their
terminal..she couldn't do it..fuck that evil bitch..she can rot..I
hope sooner than later

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 11 January 2016

Warning to everyone in Collinwood. Joe Kazy is a snitch and a freaking
liar!!  This guy has been telling management everything.  The guy lies
about everything and doesn't have a backbone whatsoever!!!  Just ask
around. Everyone is starting to notice!! Maybe he's management??

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 10 January 2016

Remember many useful (free) benefits - medical, tuition - fitness, etc.
are both desirable and readily available to people working a regular
daylight schedule in a HQ building. The rest of us have limited access
as "schedule permits" which often means NO in practice. However you
(CSX) may have IRS tax problems (see your congressman!) if you offer
these benefits to certain employees and not others so it must appear
that ALL employee's get the benefits, not just the few. It's the
spirit that counts, right?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 10 January 2016

Remember many useful (free) benefits - medical, tuition - fitness, etc.
are both desirable and readily available to people working a regular
daylight schedule in a HQ building. The rest of us have limited access
as "schedule permits" which often means NO in practice. It's the
spirit that counts, right?

Name: Investigative Reporter
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 09 January 2016

Locomotive Cameras:

The one thing that Railroad Management refuses to discuss is suicide by
rails. And that's why the cameras are watching you. When operators
enter the work force with personal (marital), medical and financial
issues, that is a recipe for disaster. The Amtrak disaster last year
was inexplicable to the public, but railroaders quietly know
otherwise.

The Union Pacific train wreck in Arkansas in August 2014. Researched
the crew member. Legal [issues] and employer discipline awaited the
crew member. The UP incident that occurred in Stillwell, OK, in July
2012, a crew member was medically disqualified as per the FRA report.

The cameras can now prove otherwise when all the financial and medical
options have expired for you.

Name: True statement 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 09 January 2016

Wonder when that they will cut management positions? Those idiots are
fallen over each other. I know a terminal that only has 12 employees
and a trainmaster. So, this company is paying that trainmaster around
90-100k to babysit 12 employees. Lol... This is CSX UPPER MANAGEMENT
FOR YOU. This is happening all over the system. Lol ... More management
than employees........   What a joke...

Name: LC
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 09 January 2016

Conductor 1-10

Sorry , but welcome to the business world of csx.  When they told you
in training that you may be furloughed that should have sent up a red
flag for you. Im guessing you aren't able to get rr unemployment
because you didn't work the required time to be eligible.  Its a shame
the company was given grant money from the feds to hire you and play
this horse and pony show. If you can get another job that starts out at
the same rate of pay per hour as you were given when in training I
suggest you take it.   There are men with 18 years seniority getting
set back from engineer to conductor spots and its only going to get
worse for the conductors.  When vacations start up again there still
wont be enough spots to fill. The company has been deliberately
violating the union agreement on the caps for vacation, personal and DV
leave by reducing them because of manpower shortages THEY CREATED!
Unfortunately little can be done outside of federal court because the
unions do not have the right to prevent the carrier from making a
profit. If not cutting jobs and people hits them in the pocket book and
reduces profit and increases future risk for business they are
protected. Yes, it sucks but that big business in the good ole U.S.A. 
If you are not working full time and are being cut back constantly you
are considered part time. Talk to your local unemployment office and
see what your options are. Make sure you have a copy of your employee
history that states you are furloughed. Make them put it in writing in
your history. You have that right. There are guidelines for all
employers on what the can consider a full time employee or part time.
Question you might ask your LC is why should you pay full union dues
when you get called back if you are just a part time employee?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years
Posted: 08 January 2016

You can thank Cindy Sanborn for being furloughed. The bitch is working
on receiving a big bonus. Fingers crossed we merge with someone soon
and her ass is kicked out. Fed up with that evil bitch...

Name: C. Smith
E-mail: heavymowing@aol.com
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 07 January 2016

Mr. Hatch,
Your views on working in this nation are a little blurred. I am curious
as to why. Were you born with a silver spoon or are you used to living
on assistance from others. I work for Csx and I do get mad when the
company signs a contract to pay employees x amount of dollars for doing
a specific job. I have to so up where they say when they say, yet when
my check comes there are pay declines or researches for  jobs worked.
They call me to work. I don't call them. I do the job asked of me so
pardon me for thinking I should revive the pay  I am owed. This company
has not shown a loss in profits in many years.  Yet they feel it okay
not to properly pay the employees that do the work that earns them
their money. If in fact you do work for a living and feel that cheating
employees out of their due wages, by all means feel free to walk into
your bosses office and tell him how much you love your job and you are
willing to work 5 days a week for 4 days pay.  If you are like the vast
majority of workers you work because you need the money for your family.
But if that is not the case for you. My congrats to you. 

Sent from my iPhone

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 07 January 2016

As a Conductor with only a couple years of service with the railroad I
understand the value of seniority. I have less than 10 people below me
on the seniority roster, several of which have not even had the
opportunity to work since completion of their training due to a swift
and abrupt furlough. Though the pay is better than most jobs, recent
events have me considering employment elsewhere. I was furloughed for a
week or two at a time here and there. Then after being furloughed for
several weeks (more like a month or so) they decided to bring myself
and most of the others back to work the week prior to Thanksgiving.
Upon our return it was non-stop work. Often being called for
assignments immediately after our 10 hours of required rest 6+ days a
week. I worked into thanksgiving morning and was called out by early
that afternoon. This continued through the weeks following. Fortunately
after getting off Christmas Eve morning I was able to spend some time at
home through Christmas Day which is the most time I had off since we'd
been brought back. A week later, they brought in the new year by
furloughing us yet again . I guess they had just enough Conductors to
keep rolling during the holidays then figured they had little use for
us afterwards..though there was no one available to work in the days
following our lay-off. Smart move there. That's about all I've got
for my rant. I suppose I was forewarned prior to accepting my 
employment of the possibility of a furlough. But to lay-off your
employees and bring them back just to lay them off again several
different times in a year thus preventing them from getting another job
in the mean time and ultimately leaving them with the option to earn no
money for weeks at a time and hope to be working again soon OR simply
quit is just an absolutely absurd way to run a company as big as CSX.

Name: JAX
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years
Posted: 07 January 2016

Hire watchdog


Thankyou mole.....keep up the good work

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 06 January 2016

CSX & UP is a possible takeover target by Blackstone Group (BX).
Blackstone Group specializes in raiding undervalued companies with
strong balance sheets.

Seeking Alpha...

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 05 January 2016

Awe poor Csx, is your stock dropping , why? Because you suck really bad
and have no clue of what your doing

Name: Hire Watchdog
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 05 January 2016

Hire watchdog to the the supplies.
CSX doesn't want clerks then hire RR buffs to
do it.

They blow soooo good!!

Name: OSHA
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for N/A
Posted: 03 January 2016

Car repair

First if your union rep told you they would fire you for sure if you
filed an on the job injury and would not represent you, then you have
the grounds to sue your union.  Read your rights under the LMRDA. Get
on line and read them. What your rep has told you is against the law.
It has nothing to do with the railroad labor act. It is laws that are
set down by the federal government. 

Second, what you have done is set yourself up as a whistleblower on
this site. Call OSHA immediately and speak to a representative. 
Make an appointment with a good labor law lawyer. File charges against
your union for failure to represent you to the fullest extent of your
agreement. The comments made to you are grounds for a full blown
lawsuit. Your union has admitted to you that they are fully aware the
company will fire you for claiming an on the job injury. 

Time is of the most importance.   GET ON IT!

Name: Out of Supplies
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years
Posted: 02 January 2016

Out of supplies? No Brainer! You have corrupt union officers who are
indifferent to what they are required to do. 
Start posting their names and numbers on this site and call those
Wiesels out...including the General Chairmen!

Name: EL NINO
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 02 January 2016

El Nino Is Coming:

No need to worry about the attendance policy come El Nino! Massive
floodings will take place for over 2 months. The railroads will be at
the mercy of mother nature. Sell your stock holdings as soon as
possible, the railroads will suffer massive losses due to wash-outs and
a lack of preparations!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 02 January 2016

AND Don't forget OSHA.  
A--hole RR company dicks think they only have to answer to the 
US DOT / FRA  =  Nope.  In addition, states have laws, regulations,
rules.   And the whistleblower act is nationwide.

Name: watchdog
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 02 January 2016

UP is down????

 How much has csx lost? How much coal revenue has been lost? How many
jobs were lost this year?  How bad are the bonuses this year? Csx cant
hold a candle to the UP revenue.


GO AWAY TROLL... DONT LIKE THE POST COMING OUT ON THE EXPOSURE OF POOR
CONDITIONS WITH THE CLERKS GONE???  TOO BAD!  

Go back and tell your powers to be to get a clue!

Name: UP Management Is Lost
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 02 January 2016

UP is coming apart at the seams...! Freight revenue is down 27% from the
last quarter. UP is now an official takeover target of the Canadian
National. Jim Young is turning over in his freshly-dug grave!

Name: LEGAL
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for N/A
Posted: 01 January 2016

All employees

You are a tax paying resident of the state you live in and are
therefore protected by all state laws. CSX is regulated by the federal
government but is bound to follow all state laws and regulations set
forth by the state where your terminal is located. The company is owned
by a "civilian" corporation. It is not owned by the federal
government. If you experience a situation you feel is unhealthy in your
place of work, you have a right to report this to your county health
department. It is suggested that you report your situation to your
medical department first. They may or may not take action. Take the
first step within your company. If they fail to address the situation
you have every right to take whatever steps are necessary to insure you
are working in a healthy environment. You have this right by state law.
There is no doubt that your county health department will be reluctant
to step on the toes of a class 1 railroad. but once the report is filed
there is a paper trail. You will need this if it is comes to the point
that a more stringent route needs to be taken.   You health and safety
comes first.

Name: wow
E-mail: 
Employed as: CSX Customer, for N/A
Posted: 31 December 2015

wow csx will stop at nothing. There ruthless and don't care.

Name: LC
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 30 December 2015

TO ALL EMPLOYEES

If your supervisors fail to stock supplies as needed and you must fill
printers with paper, replace ink cartridges, take out the trash or use
toilet paper out of crew packs while in a csx building FILL OUT A CLAIM
for co mingled service under clerical work performed. Claim an 8 hour
basic day. They will deny this claim and tell you it is not a valid
claim for your craft. Submit it IMMEDIATELY to your local chairman. If
you DO NOT want to become the replacement for the clerks, start getting
these claims filed now! It is the duty of the supervisors to do the work
that was left behind by the removal of the clerks. You are conductors
and engineers. YOU ARE NOT janitors or garbage collectors. It is
beneath you to do such jobs and you are not paid to do so. Upper
management created this problem and it is their duty to handle it. GET
THOSE CLAIMS FILED!

Name: no supplies
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for 20-30 years
Posted: 30 December 2015

hey has any one noticed, no clerks/drivers = garbage over flowing in
trash cans, no toilet paper, no soap to wash our hands, no paper towels
to dry our hands, printers out of toner or low so our bulletins and
release forms are faded when printed ,that's if your lucky to have
paper in the printer. kinda sounds like the penn central when people
had to bring supplies in from home , everything from toilet paper to
light bulbs. the big difference is penn central lost a million dollars
a day vs. csx crying that profits are down a bit. everything looks good
on paper to cut ,but I bet you cindys and mikes bathrooms are stocked.

Name: REASON
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 27 December 2015

Other non

When a topic is important or contains info that is most likely going to
put a burr under the companies saddle it IS BEST to post it under every
topic. The little moles that are sitting in the legal office and at
home who are being paid by csx to monitor this site on a daily basis
and come back with retaliating post find it a little more annoying to
post their distracting crap on every forum. They have a harder time
distracting everyone in every forum. Sorry if it is an issue with you
but your needs are not greater than the whole! 

So before you bash anyone for posting in every forum, look at the
content. READ IT VERY CLOSELY.  Read the message. Yes there are some
who do this while just venting but the majority have a message that
most miss.... perhaps you missed it in the last repetitive post!

We haven't heard from you in awhile NOMO!  Hope you had a Merry
Christmas!

KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK ATOM SMASHER!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 24 December 2015

I have never been witness to as much B.S that is going on within this
miss-managed corporation as I have the last few months before
retirment. I will start with the amount of stealing occurring in the
payroll, benefits and LR departments. Any one employee can look at
there check stub on payday and just shake there head and try to move
on. Your union sure isn't going to step up to the plate. The company
goes and shuts down Erwin. I as well as other employees didn't at
first accept these men with open arms and some still don't. I blamed
the company for this at first. Who has stopped to do any critical
thinking into the cause of the problem? Has anyone thought about the
idea that there local chairman and general chairman helped ruin there
lives? I heard nothing good about these folks from the Erwin men. They
seemed to have a real problem with there locals over there. You have to
remember if you've been on the railroad for at least 30 plus you will
know the old gateway wasn't known for being a group who stuck
together. The men up there have sold each other out for years. Now I
cant help but to look at some of these men's faces and listen to there
stories and feel nothing but sympathy. No help from unions or company.
What a shame! I also know that it doesn't take a dummy to realize that
trainmasters and road Forman's aren't needed on todays railroad in
such large amounts. E.R.A.D tattles on the engineer so we know someone
in FL knows before your manager says you stretched braked. Same for
trainmasters who e-test with radar guns. E.R.A.D already told on the
crew. The only real test that managers can do is banner testing and
rules compliance. On the rules compliance side I saw 3-5 managers at a
time handling that. Some managers set their own hours and aren't seen
but maybe once week. Don't get me started on the waste of division
management. But what does CSX do you ask? Simply cut clerks who
transport crews safely, clean facilities from top to bottom, pickle the
yard. Cut other job titles which have meaningful responsibilities. Has
Mike, Fredrick, Cindy etc. cut there salaries, bonuses and stock
options this year? NO they haven't and everyone already knew the
answer. What is it going to take for the future of this railroad and
others to say enough is enough? When will you bargain together as the
hard working men and woman and tell your union and the company your fed
up and walk for better treatment. Stop letting this sorry excuse for an
American company run over you! Quit letting your union tell you not to
because someone's getting kick backs to keep you down.

Name: ?????
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 23 December 2015

MERRY MEERY CHRISTMAS 

Merry Christmas and a happy new year to all and to those who donated to
atom smasher a special thanks to you! He has had this site up and
running for so many years and has allowed the csx employees a place to
vent as well as discuss topics that are detrimental to their work
place. Even though we have moles from the company who frequent this
site to cause distractions we have managed to keep topics of importance
up and running. You may NOT BELIEVE THIS but there have been several
rules changed over the years after they have been posted and discussed
in great length on this site. If a rule is WRONG, ILLEGAL, IMPOSSIBLE
TO FOLLOW OR JUST PLAIN OUTRIGHT STUPID the best way to change it is to
bring it out to the public on this site for review. Embarrassment leads
to CHANGE.  CSX no longer requires the conductor to get off his train
and watch another train go by on the greatlakes division. A rule topic
that was posted on here in great lengths and proven to be a safety
hazard has now been changed.
Keep up the good work and continue to use this site to your advantage.

As for the posters who are on here and stealing space with the UP
railroad bashing, we believe they are once again someone from
management trying to distract the csx employees from previous topics.

Name: UP Conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 21 December 2015

I wish the CN would take over the UP and get rid of these
MOPAC mules that have ruined the UP with their idiotic way of running a
RR. This Company has become a real joke to work for.

Come on with it Buffet and Gates!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 19 December 2015

RE: Merger News...

The Big Hedge Fund Players are looking at a Canadian National takeover
of the Union Pacific. Bill Gates is the largest shareholder of the
Canadian National. It's possible that Gates and Warren Buffett
(owner of the Burlington Northern), could share another common bond of
financial interest.
So far, UP has a decent balance sheet in spite of recent higher cash
burns. Canadian National is a lot more efficient with fewer employees
per revenue generated.
The combined railroads would save over $2 Billion in operating and
administrative efficiencies alone.

Name: Meltdown with UP
E-mail: 
Employed as: CSX Customer, for N/A
Posted: 17 December 2015

If CSX merges with the UP, We will stop business with the CSXT.
They can't move horse manure. Moving America my A$$. They are out
to destroy it. Go with BNSF, we have had very good results.

Name: KYLE
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 17 December 2015

Investor;
Like what I read, but you don't want to deal with the STUPID PACIFIC
Railroad. They are not a Railroad. They are a Corporation that pretends
to be a RR. Go with mergering he BNSF/CSX and put money back in your
trackage/plant/power and YOUR EMPLOYEES and the Experience and the safe
ones. And stop the harrasement and invest in your work force. CSXT and
BNSF might end up buying the UP and running off those MOPAC Managers.
That needs to be done.

Name: investor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for N/A
Posted: 16 December 2015

RUMORS RUMORS RUMORS


I don't think I have ever seen a site so full of hen on the fence
rumors in my life.   NO ONE IN THEIR RIGHT MIND would even want to
consider touching csx while it is in a complete mess. First, they lost
their butts in the coal industry. They also took a beating in the grain
industry by showing favoritism to the crude oil companies. The feds had
to step in and rescue the grain farmers from complete bankrupt and
order csx to open the books and prove they were treating them fairly. 
Another big joke. They now have a division that is sucking them
dry(Huntington) and will have to make some major moves to recoup the
loss from this hole.  Padding the logs and books and crunching numbers
to make the stock holders happy can only last so long.  UP reported a
worth of 5.8 billion in 2015. Don't even think for one moment CSX can
come up with books to match that! There are several major railroads who
could come up with the cash to take on the csx mess if they wanted to
but why would they. The ones with a brain will sit back and watch the
hole get deeper and deeper. When the hole sinks deep enough and it
looks like csx cant swim anymore that's when the sharks will move in
and the bidding war will begin. If the STB and Feds allow such a move
it will be so tightly controlled by the government it will take years
to settle it. A merger of the UP and CSX lines will basically mean a
major takeover of the rail system in the united states. A major
monopoly move over all the other railroads. Have any of you ever taken
a real good look at the rail lines owned by the UP. They are massive.
Put them together with the csx lines and then you will get an idea of
the massive shipping competition that will be created for the other
railroads. Don't expect it to happen any time soon!

Name: CBrown
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 16 December 2015

A pat on the backs of all the Carmen in Erwin for standing up and coming
together to fight back at CSX. Per their contract, all are suppose to
receive pay depending on years of service even after furlough.
Collectively around 8 million will be owed to these carmen employees!
Keep up the fight!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 15 December 2015

Merger News:

Ideally, 

Every railroader would probably prefer working with the BNSF. The BNSF
is slightly ahead of the UP in revenue. The UP'S profit margins are a
little higher...but the BNSF spends about $2 Billion more in capital
improvements (If all capital expenditures were equal, the BNSF would
earn $2 Billion more than the UP). Those improvements are chipping away
at UP'S inter-modal business due to additional main line infrastructure
expansions and management's operational approach to efficiently
operating trains.
The BNSF management will rarely stop a train and ask crews for the rule
of the day...while the UP strategy is exactly the opposite. Unnecessary
train delays creates a flow back effect when the lead train crew runs
short of working time and the trains following suffers the same fate.
UP managers tend to be promoted based on head (firings) hunting...not
operational skills.
Considering the amount of improvements the BNSF is making, the UP could
be a takeover within 5 years if not sooner--due to continuing decline of
revenue and accelerating administrative cost.
The top six executives on the UP will earned over $150 million
including a deceased employee (2015 prospectus).
Warren Buffett, the owner of the BNSF, was asked: The UP is in your
back yard, why didn't you buy it? His response was simply: The
Management!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 11 December 2015

Just quit take your life back rail road is for losers they make you
believe it's good pay but is it really what are you giving
up,retirement 90% of you will never see it get out enjoy life you only
got one csx could care less about you

Name: Hedge Funder
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 11 December 2015

BNSF takeover of the NSC:

This deal possibly would in effect expose the CSX to the UP. Although
both companies have sub-par management. A head hunting expedition would
take place to find a suitable experience railroader for the combined
companies.
CSX is an absolute buy at its current price with an additional upside
potential of 30%.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years
Posted: 10 December 2015

I wish Sanborn would drop dead..then she couldn't screw up anymore

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 10 December 2015

There's a lot of brain-washed ball-rubbing suck-asses who got their
positions because of Ms. Sanborn & still have to rely upon her.

Name: HelloImMichaelWard
E-mail: Mward@cex.com
Employed as: Corporate office, for 1-10 years
Posted: 10 December 2015

I really wish Cindy would hurry up and go make the announcement that we
are dissolving the Huntington Division

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 10 December 2015

Best thing we can hope for is a merger with UP..then Ward and Sanborn is
out of here..that bitch has destroyed CSX..like father like daughter..

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 09 December 2015

To the Erwin guy--how do you expect guys to feel about you showing up?
The company are screwing the guys you are rolling more than they did
you. These guys that are being rolled are not going to get 60 days pay
or paid to qualified. There are so many of you guys that guys are going
to have trouble staying in the Tennessee seniority district and will
have to go to Alabama, Georgia, Florida, or who knows where to hold a
job. What about their families, cars, homes,etc..What's CSX GOING to
do for these guys.....not 1 damn thing..60 days pay means a lot when
you have to qualify for free and pay for your own lodging on both ends
of the road..these guys being displaced are getting fucked more than
you are

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 09 December 2015

I'm very sorry that some feels like the "erwin guys" are invading
your terminal. To that person you have no idea what it feels like to
walk into work one day and have them say we are closing the terminal
down as of right now! All the hours and sleepless nights waiting on the
phone to ring, all those family events missed for a I'm sorry guys we
can't keep this terminal open. I'm sorry you feel that way about us
but we have families, kids and loved ones to support and that also
share our pain of not only loosing our jobs but homes, automobiles and
the closeness we all shared in a small terminal. I don't want to be
here anymore than you want us here but the company put us in this
sitituation so here we are.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for 20-30 years
Posted: 09 December 2015

I apologize . but if you read my post UP, I said nothing about
guarantees. my point was about yard rates and road mileages rates are
by a national contract. yes guarantees may differ on different
railroads. i once worked a road board that had no guarantee and yet the
yard board did at the time. so yes if you work at a railroad that pays
more for guarantees, you may make more. i work at a terminal where the
boards are trimmed so much ,no one every has a chance to collect a
guarantee. all I was saying is we all work under the same national
contract for pay rates.

Name: up
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 09 December 2015

Brakeman 10-20

You are dead wrong.  I work for the UP and our extra board men(cond.
And engineers) make a hell of alot more on their guarantee than the cn,
NS and csx crews. Agreements differ all over the system.  Better check w
your lc.   Example would be the flat rate of 410.00 the cnic crews get
for 10 hrs of work. Do your homework.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for 20-30 years
Posted: 08 December 2015

everybody gets paid the same rate. if you work for the up,bnsf,csx,ns,
or kcs .all those railroads negotiate with the utu and the blet on a
national contract, I'm not sure about the cn or cp operations or other
class 2 unionized railroads.also some old heads get paid a little more
with other compensation, like they get exta money for loosing the
brakeman. so no bnsf and the ns don't get paid more. the may make more
depending on how many miles there  road pool is. yard starts is $240.66
for yard foreman. so no you cant make more at the ns , unless the road
pool is longer then the one your in now. oh ya do 65 on the main in a
60 and hit some one and see how that works out for ya. they cant do
anything to you if the trains late,unless you did something on purpose
to delay it.

Name: see it all
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 08 December 2015

LOCO 10-20


Screw the guy who says your a phony. We on the greatlakes division know
exactly what you are talking about. We have an intermodal train over
here that you would think GOD, gold from fort knox and the president
were all on it at once. Old head engineers are so brainwashed into
thinking this thing is so important they will run it with way too many
PW and DB on line per the rules. If we heard it once we heard it a
millions times from them..... They don't care they just want it across
the road and rolling up at a certain time. Their kiss butt crap makes
the other engineers who have years left to work look like shit when
they refuse to violate the powered wheel rules and they are just trying
to protect their jobs. That's all fine and good for old heads who just
have a year left to work. If something goes wrong and it derails all
over the place old boy engineer wont have to explain it in his
investigation after the downloads are turned in because there wont be
any.  Bet your bottom dollar a young fresh on the seat engineer will be
looking at street time. Nice to know now that the company has this crap
going on all over the system.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 07 December 2015

TOTAL PHONY----read it yourself------Wow what a Phony.
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++


Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 05 December 2015

Very unprofessional, dishonest company. The only thing going for them
is
their numbers, and the number of dumbasses who believe their products
are being shipped on time.

First, I have many times operated on the CSX UPS trains. These are
intermodal trains that contain UPS trailers, which are the highest
priority of train, as we need to get these trains to the east coast
and
back to Chicago without wasting a minute. With this comes compromises
in
safety. Some of us are required to push the train to 65mph instead of
the track speed of 60mph out here in OH/PA/NY because these trains are
called the "Getcha Fired" trains. You better hope their isn't any
speed restrictions or train-hitting-car or derailment incident. The
officials don't give a shit about you, you will be scolded upon. I
was
threatened of my job placement by bringing the Q010 train 42 minutes
late. Well, you can't haul freight over 850 miles the same exact
time,
every time. Also, their pay is shit compared to NS and BNSF. I'm
seriously thinking of joining NS, all my rail buddies who came to CSX
from NS regret their move, and NS cares about their workers, and has a
much more safe, relaxed, and friendly environment. And oh yeah, I can
make over $9,500 more a year! Same position. :)

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 05 December 2015

Very unprofessional, dishonest company. The only thing going for them is
their numbers, and the number of dumbasses who believe their products
are being shipped on time.

First, I have many times operated on the CSX UPS trains. These are
intermodal trains that contain UPS trailers, which are the highest
priority of train, as we need to get these trains to the east coast and
back to Chicago without wasting a minute. With this comes compromises in
safety. Some of us are required to push the train to 65mph instead of
the track speed of 60mph out here in OH/PA/NY because these trains are
called the "Getcha Fired" trains. You better hope their isn't any
speed restrictions or train-hitting-car or derailment incident. The
officials don't give a shit about you, you will be scolded upon. I was
threatened of my job placement by bringing the Q010 train 42 minutes
late. Well, you can't haul freight over 850 miles the same exact time,
every time. Also, their pay is shit compared to NS and BNSF. I'm
seriously thinking of joining NS, all my rail buddies who came to CSX
from NS regret their move, and NS cares about their workers, and has a
much more safe, relaxed, and friendly environment. And oh yeah, I can
make over $9,500 more a year! Same position. :)

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 01 December 2015

IS ABBY ANY MATCH FOR L.B.T.?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 27 November 2015

bro I've been around you know,having worked through for three train
wrecks because of greedy ceos,the infamous nyc,penn central,and comes
the conrail,northfork SOUTHERen.CSX. Bros I feel your pain,you are a
human and the last memo i got you still have rights. I suggest you look
at your magic box and look at your r.r. history,then look CSX and the
northFork SUOTHERN,and then look at railroad unions post-civil war
author david e. bernstein.From my p.o.v.you may notice an interesting
parallel or two regarding our current economic environment.Look at
their stock. their rule, when in doubt the safest course must be
taken.I myself won the war after losing ever battle.   P.S.  f.b.i.
arrests 11 in probe of massive L.I.R.R. Disability scam,you know the
good old boys network and there gravy train.VOTE for DEMOCRATS.


 
.

Name: getting sick
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 26 November 2015

AVON CREWS!!!!!!!

THOSE OF YOU WHO TOOK THE FACE TO FACE CLASS AND DIDNT GET PAID FOR THE
SECOND DAY OF THE COURSE AND HAD TO GO THROUGH SEVERAL MONTHS OF
BULLSHIT TO GET IT PAID MAY STILL BE GETTING SCREWED IN THE
DOCUMENTATION OF YOUR TRAINING.

GO TO YOUR TRAINING TRAX PAGE ON THE GATEWAY AND DOUBLE CHECK THE
STATUS FOR THE TWO COURSES. THERE ARE SEVERAL EMPLOYEES WHO ARE STILL
SHOWING THE COURSES AS "NOT STARTED"!

THIS IS TOTALLY UNACCEPTABLE AND IS INACCURATE RECORD KEEPING BY THE
TRAINING DEPARTMENT. THIS COULD END UP CAUSING YOU TO RECEIVE A LETTER
IN THE MAIL WARNING YOU ABOUT NOT TAKING THE COURSE. 

IF YOU DONT PUT YOUR PAY IN EXACTLY LIKE IT IS EXPECTED THEN YOU DONT
GET PAID.  IF YOU MISS ONE LITTLE ARTICLE NUMBER IN A CLAIM LABOR
RELATIONS DENIES IT BECAUSE OF INADEQUATE INFO PROVIDED. WE ARE
EXPECTED TO DO EVERYTHING BY THE BOOK BUT YET THE COMPANY HAS NO
PROBLEM PUBLISHING INACCURATE INFO IN THEIR RECORDS IN REGARDS TO YOUR
MANDATORY REQUIRED TRAINING. 
DONT LET THIS GO. CALL THE TRAINING DEPARTMENT AND DEMAND THAT THEY
ADEQUATLEY REPORT YOUR FINISHED REQUIRED TRAINING.  THERE IS NO EXCUSE
FOR THIS INEPT LINE OF REPORTING. ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!


HAPPY FRICKIN CSX DOESNT GIVE A CRAP ABOUT OUR RECORDS OR THE HOLIDAYS!

Name: Former LC & LR
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 24 November 2015

APE,

No one but an inexperienced fool will really believe or trust that csx
will truly & honesty honor anything with anyone, ie:  
agreements, contracts, promises, etc.

[Although  big-shots seem to well taken care of.]

Csx has very little, if any, honor, integrity, pride.  


Changes, and a lot of 'em, need to be made.

Name: VLC
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 23 November 2015

WAKE UP PEOPLE

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

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 22 November 2015

Did they close down Barr yard too?.....if not it sure seems like they
did.....the black hole.....can't get in ...cant get out....it now
takes 2 crews to get a train 110 miles....how's that for
productivity.....guess the concern is more about banner testing,
someone marking off sick once in awhile , instead of moving freight
trains....

Name: Former LC & LR
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 22 November 2015

The very best substantiation is documentation. 

Submit, turn in:  penalty claims and unsafe condition reports.

Name: Crazy company 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 22 November 2015

This company has finally done something right. Rumor has it that Shelby
Trainmaster Dave Benson is going to be forced back to his tools. Is
this true? If so,It's about time. He destroyed that terminal. Watch
morale boost now.

Name: Not fooled
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 22 November 2015

10-20

Welcome back mole.  Been a few weeks.  Getting cold under your rock.
Guessing the post on crews working in the engine houses doing THEIR
work rubbed somebody wrong!  Go tell your master to stuff it. Just wait
till someone gets hurt while working in the engine house shop area doing
their jobs. Bet there will be some changes then!  YOU THINK!


Put in those claims avon and barr yard crews!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 21 November 2015

You heard of abby beazley? I'm sure most of the guys who have worked
for and with her have. Sleeps her way to the top just to get a raise.
Thanks for the lay abby

Name: loco
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 21 November 2015

LOCO

Sounds like your working the twin sister yard to avon.  Constantly
doing the same thing inside the engine houses and out. There are claim
tickets for performing service on engines inside their work area.
Submit them. If they give you any shit then submit claims for working
co-mingled service. Its T&E service co mingled with mechanical engine
service kraft. Ask them what they get paid for a basic day and request
a days pay at their rate.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 21 November 2015

I don't know whom is calling the shots at Barr yard but it is in
complete meltdown mode....sit outside the yard for 8 hrs then expected
to make it in under HOS....yea right.....if you do make it in now we
have to do locomotive shop moves for them now.....move around engines
for them .....put this engine here...put the other engine
there.....called on duty for the next days return home....sit in the
yard office for 5 hrs ....go to ready track to our engines and low and
behold they are not in order ...missing one as well....go check em out
and middle unit won't even start cause of dead battery and this is
after they have been inspected and ready to go.....called the foreman
to come out and he said they cannot jump start it
there....what?.....just what does this facility do?....obviously
nothing....a proud bunch right there....get to west end of yard got to
double up now....67 cars to 100....waited there for another 2
hrs.....e.o.t.won't arm up....swap e.o.t and ready to
depart......12,000 tons ...10,000 ft.....2 engines....we on o.t. When
departed.....no way to make it 110 miles in 4 hrs at 40 mph.....slow
orders hills speed restrictions......dispatcher calls us with 30 min to
go and says you guys going to make it in right?.....we only have 35
miles to go.....died on the main of course.....14 hrs 30 min on
duty.....guess this is the new normal.....no clue at the yards,no clue
out on the road. Just no clue anywhere......I guess just laugh all the
way to the bank.......

Name: BEEN THERE!!!!
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 20 November 2015

Not Stupid


Im guessing that TM your talking about at avon is none other than Brian
Edwards.  Reject form Chicago division right?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 19 November 2015

To the Friend or family of employee , less than 1 year:

All too often inexperienced employees claim & are awarded payments that
they are not actually entitled to.  Also, the co. can\may have the
legal right to recover if paid.  Most likely you wouldn't have a leg
to stand on if you could file suit.   The last post had some good
advice -- talk to a rep. who knows stuff & provide more info.

Name: Former LC
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 19 November 2015

More info needed & it should not be posted/provided here on this site.

Doubtful if it's actual discrimination.

Csx payroll recovers "overpayments" all the time. It happens. 
It usually depends on the particular contractual agreement as to how
long they have to recover these 'so-called' overpayments, how much at
one time can be taken back & the reason(s) why.

Get in touch with a\the proper union representative.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 19 November 2015

My husband is a Conductor.And he's been experiencing discrimination. 
We are considering a law suit.  And I'm sad that this company that
looked so good in the beginning is not.  He kept having problems that
they would accidentally "overpay" him and then they kept making
deductions from his check. CSX is very unethical.

Name: Former LC
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 18 November 2015

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

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 18 November 2015

Jeez.......
Some type of outfit \ culture.   Hire you to fire you.
What would they do if they actually had perfect employee attendance and
100% total rules compliance?

Name: Not stupid
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 17 November 2015

All t&e

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

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 17 November 2015

Mr. Other, non-employee, for N/A:

Unions have made LOTS of concessions regarding work rules.

When you're done crap-canning job applications & then can loosen your
tie & remove your white shirt - & then get done cleaning offices &
restrooms, etc. during your day/shift -- then, maybe then, others may
listen to you.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 17 November 2015

In reply to the last, pervious post:

Am well aware of and have had plenty of experience regarding "long
pool", "run-through" assignments/runs.  However, it's just hard to
fathom, considering the cost of new locomotives, that they are
used/abused/neglected the way they are.  Sad.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 17 November 2015

Dear Mr Locomotive Engineer with 30+ years of service. You did really
well, until ya got to the last four lines, starting with (Used to be).
Run thru power was very common, and rolling crew changes were made (but
very seldom). It happened every day, and this was 1963 my friend.


Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 15 November 2015

Evidently you've had good luck. 
Been on & operated many a bnsf and/or up locomotive that was actually
no better or even worse than csx's stuff. Naturally, the newer are
more often than not, the best.  
Can't expect a piece of equipment that's often been neglected &
overworked to operate perfectly. Heck, the 'safety cab - wide
bodies'
are 25 or more yrs. old.
Used to be, after a trip, the power was detached & went to the pit for
service.  Now days, they keep track of the fuel readings & the
operating crews are expected to do the clean-up & supplying.
Modern RRing at it's best.

Name: 
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Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 17 November 2015

The below post is the same old crap that has been going on for years. I
saw it as a Fireman, saw it as a Brakeman, saw it as a Conductor many
years ago. It never works, just pisses off people. Saw the same thing
in the Grocery Industry later in life, strong UNION no sales folks
allowed to touch anything in a 35 store chain of really nice
supermarkets. Yep they failed, and all of those strong UNION folks hit
the street. The funny part was when I scanned their applications for
employment, and gave them a soft toss to file 13.


Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: M of W, for 30+ years
Posted: 16 November 2015

M of W,
Next time you see one of those safety committee douchebags from
another
dept. doing something, performing any type of task that should be done
by the proper craft, [that happens - all too often] walk up to him or
her & ask how well they sleep at night. Ask how it'd feel if they
were
out of work because someone else was doing their job.

The safety crap could have & should have been a good thing but csx
took
advantage & ruined that too.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: M of W, for 30+ years
Posted: 16 November 2015

M of W,
Next time you see one of those safety committee douchebags from another
dept. doing something, performing any type of task that should be done
by the proper craft, [that happens - all too often] walk up to him or
her & ask how well they sleep at night. Ask how it'd feel if they were
out of work because someone else was doing their job.

The safety crap could have & should have been a good thing but csx took
advantage & ruined that too.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 16 November 2015

Clerks are members of the TCU - not the UTU.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: M of W, for 1-10 years
Posted: 16 November 2015

Going on year 7 with this company. 4th generation railroader. I know
about the cut offs at the end of the year. They cut off all the
floating and spg teams and everyone in the yards have to draw
unemployment around the last week of November til January. The younger
1 and 2 year guys have more to worry than i do now thanks to senority.
Just wondering if NS and UP have mass layoffs at the end of their year
or they all get to work year round? Just bad that guys have to go home
and say sorry kids, no christmas this year, when they work for a
billions of dollars company. Makes no sense. Especially after they send
out a newsletter a couple weeks prior telling how they made record
profits.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 16 November 2015

You can thank the UTU "Useless Transportations Union" for selling out
the 200 clerk/ driver positions around the system.

This was negotiated on a national level.  If a driver accepts the
buyout that is offered, that person has to pay the UTU 2 years of union
dues!

THE UTU CONTINUES TO SELLOUT THE MEMBERSHIP YEAR AFTER YEAR!!!

Whatever happened to protecting and preserving jobs within the union?

You can bet the UTU got paid off well with this one.

First remote control, then our insurance, now its jobs.

DO YOU PAY DUES TO THE UTU?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 15 November 2015

Evidently you've had good luck. 
Been on & operated many a bnsf and/or up locomotive that was actually
no better or even worse than csx's stuff. Naturally, the newer are
more often than not, the best.  
Can't expect a piece of equipment that's often been neglected &
overworked to operate perfectly. Heck, the 'safety cab - wide bodies'
are 25 or more yrs. old.
Used to be, after a trip, the power was detached & went to the pit for
service.  Now days, they keep track of the fuel readings & the
operating crews are expected to do the clean-up & supplying.
Modern RRing at it's best.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 14 November 2015

Why is it that BNSF and UNION PACIFIC locomotives are much ,much better
than CSX locomotives?.....more power,less if any problems,clean and
well supplied....it's like night and day....WTF....

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 14 November 2015

No merger is going to take place without the approval of the STB.  CP
has said it themselves, so lets see what really happens.

Its funny how everyone acts as if its all a done deal, same as when CP
was trying to go after CSX.

Rumors, rumors, rumors until its official.

Name: Hedge Funder
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Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 14 November 2015

Article Dated June 12, 2015:

The merger of the Canadian Pacific and Norfolk Southern is coming to
fruition instead of the CP with CSX.
The Hedge Fund managers have decided that CSX does not have the
leadership beyond Ward. Carlos Mounzo was spooked when CP initially
made an offer to CSX. Carlos cut and ran knowing that he wasn't in the
cards for the Hedge Fund managers to run the CSX after Ward departed.
Hunter Harrison (CP, CEO) knows how to run a railroad and knows
talent.
The merger will probably force the Union Pacific's hand and offer a
friendly takeover of the CSX. And that's why the Board of Directors
amended the Bylaws and asked Ward to stay another three years.

That extension will allow the UP to execute a merger without any
concerns of leadership from the CSX.
The UP will have another round of "voluntold" pick slips for managers
in order to prepare for the cost of the merger. It will be at least 1300
managers eliminated. The old rule thumb of eliminating jobs was: keep
cutting jobs until train speed velocity starts dropping!

Name: Lc
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 10 November 2015

Avon engineers 

If you are called to work dog catcher service you are working short
turn around service. You are not working as a road switcher. Labor
relations reps are denying all second tickets when traveling over 35
miles stating the reason as you were called in as a road switcher. Get
these claims turned in.  When cmc calls you make sure you get them to
tell you that you are working one or more on short turn around
service.

Second.  Check your pay tickets close. If they are not attaching a dead
head to it they will lie  about the destination of the train. Ex: If you
 take a train as far as Terre haute make sure the ticket has a
destination in terrehaute. DO NOT let them put Avon to avon. This is
false reporting and make sure they attach a deadhead so you have proof
of the miles you  traveled. If cmc refused to put the truthful
destination point of the train on your ticket you need to file ethic
charges aginst them for putting falsified information on your pay
ticket. Combining deadhead and train miles has nothing to do with
truthful reporting of a trains destination. You should never have a
ticket when getting a through freight train that originated outside
terminal limits that says QS9 to QS9.

It's time for everyone to make sure that the info on your pay tickets
reflect the truth abut the movement of your train. We need all the
proof we can get on paper in order to file claims in court and with the
USDOT.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 08 November 2015

clerks has missrep case agenst clerks union a lawyer said

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 08 November 2015

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

Name: Retired now, thank Christ
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 08 November 2015

Bitch, complain, piss & moan, etc., etc.

All of ya, everyone, ready to quit? Just walk away?

Quit/resign en masse.  No one, the co., the unions, the feds
could do anything except freak out (but so would dependents). 

So that'll never happen & most everyone knows that.

Too many dumbasses \ educated idiots, ie: supposed railroaders working
for the co., drawing paychecks who think they're.......
ah, never mind.  Hopeless.  

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Is csx really that dysfunctional?  Bankers, investors, etc. want to
know.

Name: Oyeah
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 07 November 2015

Brakeman you're exactly  correct Csx hasn't
 lost money they just made less.

Name: 
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Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 06 November 2015

Anger & animosity in the workplace IS; long story short, a safety
concern / worry.  

Read\review the Operating Rule(s) regarding employee behavior.   

Companies making changes & downsizing for whatever reason(s)
is nothing new.  Nor is - workers being displaced from their normal
jobs and/or locations anything uncommon or unusual.

Ol' King Coal is not the merry old soul \ profitable money maker it
used to be for the RRs anymore. Could be that they operated certain
areas longer than they should have.  

Corporate greed is nothing new either.  Sure, the big shots do pretty
well & that is a huge sore spot & grossly unfair but not near enough
voters ever seemed to worry about a lot of things until it affected
them directly.   

Things change. Good luck to all those who must deal with the changes.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 05 November 2015

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

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years
Posted: 04 November 2015

Everyone watch your backs..Erwin guys are showing up in various
terminals and most have a chip on their shoulder and feel like they are
better than everyone else. Some are trying to pick fights with other
especially those with lesser seniority. Good job CSX and Brian
Barr..showing these guys special considerations and their attitude has
created much animosity in the workplace..our subdivision is going to
He'll now..fuck CSX and Erwin

Name: yard rat
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 04 November 2015

to the engineer complaining about outbounds at barr...there was a 3
shift job whose whole purpose was to get your power...build your
train...kick out your rips...hang and arm your markers and class 3 your
train...they would even put ice and water on the power....all so you
could climb up and just go...but they abolished it...so now you have to
do it your self....you think those guys in the locker room are going to
do their assigned job AND the work of the ones that got abolished? why?
so they can abolish more jobs and furlough more guys?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for 20-30 years
Posted: 03 November 2015

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

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years
Posted: 02 November 2015

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

Name: knuckle
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Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years
Posted: 02 November 2015

Eng. Retired


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

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 01 November 2015

Why was this site started and by who?Was the person fired by csx or
what?

Name: LC
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 01 November 2015

ALL CREWS


IT'S ABOUT TIME they put something in writing in regards to the
procedures a manager has to follow when field testing. If you have not
read the csx system notice on supervisors field testing then do so!
Make a copy. It is very clearly stated that an officer MUST have a
briefing with the crew they observe and discuss what they were tested
on. It also states that if they did not observe post activities
preformed they are NOT TO ENTER ANY INFO on what they find.

EXAMPLE:  An engineer sets his brakes on his engines and leaves. After
the crew is gone a supervisor shows up and boards the engines to check
everything he did. If he finds a hand brake not applied he is not
allowed to enter his findings in the observation testing. 
There has been and will always be that one crew member that someone
wants to mess with. Unfortunately we also have those in the public who
like to tamper with the equipment. Taking off handbrakes, bleeding cars
off, pulling cut levers are just a few things that they tamper with. A
supervisor must observe the employee preforming the task and must have
a briefing with the employee. NO MORE it's my word against yours. Im
the supervisor and what I say over rides anything you say. It's sad we
have to work in an industry that promotes such unprofessional behavior
but we do.

Name: horn blower
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 01 November 2015

I work for john deere right now.We get weekly bonuses and two big
bonuses one around july and another at Christmas.We have great benefits
and we get a lot of holidays.We also have great benefits.I have always
thought that I wanted to work for the railroad in some way whether it
be on the train or something to do with the track.After reading all the
comments on this site I am rethinking all of this.Now I don't know what
to do.Thanks for all the opinions from real railroad workers.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 31 October 2015

Horn blower; my 2 cents:


If you earn $700.+ per week & have real good benefits - you ought to
stay there.

To start with, RR pay & benefits are considered good by some but they
aren't actually -- considering all that you have to go through & the
hrs.\days required to earn those & what $$ you have to contribute for
union dues, health ins., etc., etc.

Trainman\Engineer: After all the classroom BS, you'd have to work at
a trainee rate for a while & after that work for a reduced rate for 3-4
yrs., 'till you are at 100%, IF you don't get furloughed (laid off). 
Working over the road jobs is all too often extremely stressful & many
regular yard assignments aren't much better.

Engineering or Signal Department employment may be a much better choice
should that opportunity arise -- see all the trains you'd ever want to
see, no T&E BS & could also be a decent RR career.

Seniority Areas\Districts were expanded yrs. ago. It's possible to be
displaced out of a job by someone with more seniority from many miles
away who's lost their regular job.  

RR Retirement can be sweet  IF  of age & have at least 360 months of RR
service.  However, the taxes are high while actively working & the
sickness & unemployment insurance sucks.

Lots of things to think about.  Do as you wish.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 31 October 2015

If you to work for a railroad better hire on with someone else rather
than the Cockeysville Sucker Express..these idiots are running it into
the ground..go work for a real railroad instead of working for these
circus clowns

Name: horn blower
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 29 October 2015

Thanks for all the advice guys and keep it coming.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 27 October 2015

horn blower, stay away and keep your current job. working here is like a
30 plus year jail sentence. sure its good pay and a nice retirement.
this job will put you in a early grave. consistent harassment from
incompetent managers who worry more about protecting there bonuses then
moving trains. forget about being a new hire nothing but extraboards for
you. no weekends off, work through holidays, phone ringing at 145 in the
morning for 345 ,working out in shitty weather and I can go on and on.
also not to mention you never know about jobs being cut or even
terminals closing!!! ask Erwin or corbin employees how that feels 2
months before Christmas. the list of negative things go on and on. I
been here to long to walk away or I would.

Name: horn blower
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 27 October 2015

I would like some honest advice from someone that works with the
railroad.I currently have a job where I work from 6am until 2 or 230 in
the afternoon.I make between 700 to 1000 a week depending on the bonus
and I have real good benefits.I have always wanted to work for the
railroad because of the great pay and benefits and railroad
retirement.I also like the idea of riding on the trains and maybe
becoming an engineer or working on the track.Should I pursue a career
with the railroad or stay where I'm at?Any advice from the railroaders
out there would be greatly appreciated.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 25 October 2015

'train dreamer':

That post must be, about has to be, one for the douche bag from a 
co. mole / troll.

1. Why do you want to work for a railroad?
2. You can expect very many things lots of non RR workers do not
   understand - and those things can differ from craft to craft.
3. As a new conductor your schedule would be awful.

Read a few pages of this website.   Jesus..............

Name: train dreamer
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 25 October 2015

I want to work for the railroad.What can I expect?What kind of schedule
will I have as a conductor?

Name: railroader
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 25 October 2015

I hate this damn company I just got hired on and I had a trip planned to
twin peaks with my friends when I got the call that I had to get on the
train.This is a rough life

Name: ride them rails
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 24 October 2015

Yall bunch of damn crybabies if you don't want the job then quit and go
find something else to do or shut your mouth and do the job you wanted
and signed up for.If anybody from corporate is reading this I would be
honored to work for csx I will work with the track or ride on the
trains please let me know how I can get in touch with someone.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 24 October 2015

You'll easily know the answer(s) should you hire on and work in the RR
industry for a while.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 24 October 2015

Why so much complaining about working for csx and the railroad?Is it
really that bad of a job or is todays generations a bunch of wussies?

Name: EX YM
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 23 October 2015

Train Line ups

There is no such things as a phantom train. Management is well aware
that the trains are out there. If they get delayed in route and the
time they show on the crew screen is wrong they are just to lazy to
change it or they leave it posted so they know that the first our crew
will be hanging around the phone/house ready for their beckon call.
They don't give a shit. What is piss poor management is when they have
a train scheduled to be called at a particular time and then call it 5
to 9 hours early especially when it is a main line step on step off
train. They know its out there. They have no excuse for this crap. Most
are to lazy to update the line up with crew management.  Yes, we all
know they lose tract of trains. We have all had the pleasure of calling
Jacksonville's work order department to ask them why they sent a work
order with no info on the train just to hear they don't have a profile
or cant get info on the train. YOU GOT TO BE KIDDING!  You got a train
running out there on your main line and you cant get any info of it.  
FRA loves it when you call and report they lost a train with hazmat's
and alert cars in it your concerned for the publics safety....

Name: train line ups
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for 20-30 years
Posted: 22 October 2015

that's been like that since I worked the road back in 2001. train line
ups and times are always wrong. phantom trains showing up has always
happen ,at least up here on the ex conrail lines. yes they also show
trains that are a few weeks old. try working the road for 6 for 8 and
not 10 for 12 for your rest. problem is no one goes in and deletes
them. if you take the trains line ups a 100%correct you are going to go
insane. going to take a pictures?  lol  whos going to care about them ?
the press? really? my suggestion is take the call as it comes or your
gona give your self a heart attack. like I always tell people this
company dosnt give a fuck about you and your feelings . don't like it
quit. im sure theres a lot of people from Erwin that would take your
job.

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

We called 'em "Yard Rats".

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 21 October 2015

I can see why the layoffs in Chicagos Barr yard happened.....c/f 1300
got to the yard on time...waited there 2 hrs til the power was
ready....yard crews in crew room were in there
yelling,screaming.howling,laughing having a good old time....we have to
make a double in order to leave .....we get on our power and low and
behold now we have to kick out some rips......hang marker ...arm
up....class 3 air test....didn't leave til we were 9 hours old
now....went thru 3 yard masters.....road crews have to do everything to
get the train ready it seems so they may as well furlough some
more.....if I was a yard bird at Barr I would be asking to do more work
rather than worry about watching the Cubs...and doing nothing.....

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 21 October 2015

Mr. dicked again:

Although it is true that job\train lineups are way off base as far as
times, etc., all of the time(s) are inaccurate & is actually
unsafe..... agree 100%. Been that way a while - STOs, DTOs, Chief
Dispatchers, local managers, etc., get their noses into things a lot
too. 

Stay with the calling in thing - can/may keep a person from being
charged with a 'miss-call'. 

Unless you are working a scheduled assignment of some type, that's
part of it all --- (you should've been around when you felt lucky to
get a one hour notice for work).  

Yeah it really sucks.  However, people that have worked in the
divisions\regions dependent upon coal business have more worries.

Name: dicked again
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 21 October 2015

JACKSONVILLE  

You  SUCK SUCK SUCK SUCK AND REALLY SUCK at watching what is going on
in the trenches of your managemt.  I (WE) are getting so stinking sick
of the train line ups and scheduled trains and vacancies being WRONG
WRONG WRONG WRONG!  I swear to god if I look on the crew screen one
more time and see a JACK JOB (J-job)still on the lineup that's 2 weeks
old and get called for an xp job that NEVER EVER EVER was on the lineup
Im going to take snapshots of this crap and give it to the press. Your
blue collar employees are nothing but little bitches to you! Pulling
trains out of your arsess from no where???? You know this shit is out
there. Put in on the damn crew screen line up so we have half a chance
to schedule something in our lives with our families. Our union
agreement says you WILL PROVIDE ACCURATE INFO TO US otherwise you call
us for something 10 minutes after we check and nothing was scheduled
for the next 4 hours we can fight and WIN THAT MISCALL. As long as we
checked! Its about time people started checking this crap and not
answering the damn phone. When someone finally gets to lay down and
take what they think is a 4 hour nap after the kids and wife have them
busy all day after rolling in at 5 am the last thing they need is a
call 10 minutes later for BULLSHIT!
It's a SAFETY ISSUE. What happened to your so called "SAFETY IS A WAY
OF LIFE"!

LOOK AT THE XP CREW SCREEN AT INDY!  Come on!  I challenge you to do
the right thing.  Look at the total bogus crap listed all the time. 
OH, if you didn't know, your IVR is a stinking joke too. Cant get half
the info off of it. Especially XP crap.   CALL IT! XP BOARD CODE IS
3117.   NO INFO for scheduled vacancies or positions planned.
GOD PEOPLE! Instead of spending the stockholders money on worthless
team excursion trips GET A FRICKIN HARVARD GRAD TO HELP YOU!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 20 October 2015

Can---- YOU work with this person. Wow--- wonder who sends the check.
Hire him, train him and pay him and ya get WHAT. A Master of nothing.
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Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 17 October 2015

CSX is a shit railroad ran by incompetent people.

Proof is in the management,  and in the way that they don't know how
to move freight.

CSX SUCKS!

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Employed as: Car repair, for 20-30 years
Posted: 19 October 2015

I was sympathetic to your cause until I read your comment about the
Special Olympics, on the post your story section. It's real nice
downing people who can't defend themselves. Respect is earned and I
doubt you have earned any, you lost mine. It just shows your ignorance
when you make comments like that. You can go back to crying about your
30 plus dollar and hour job.

Name: 
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Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for N/A
Posted: 19 October 2015

Quote:  "Ol' King Coal isn't the merry old sole\money maker it used
to be..."  Sad, but true.  Things change.

Name: 
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 19 October 2015

Loco 10-20:

The talk and rumor mill keeps flying that CSX will be bought out or
merge with the CP.  If that happens, things won't get any better
because the CP is just another Nazi railroad these days.  I've heard
rumors of something happening early as December, but rumors are rumors.
 Come this time next year, things may be no different from what they are
right now.  In other words don't listen to the rumors, wait until
something actually happens.


If they are taking back the guarantee on your boards, I would suggest
your members fill up a union meeting, and put the local & general
chairman to work.

Name: 
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 18 October 2015

What s wrong wth this railroad somebody please tell me. When we will be
bought. Avon is starving .they r workin polls like dogs while extra
board starver s.company payin guarantees and turn around next halve
take it back.

Name: 
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 17 October 2015

CSX is a shit railroad ran by incompetent people.

Proof is in the management,  and in the way that they don't know how
to move freight.

CSX SUCKS!

Name: 
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Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 16 October 2015

Well Lady,
If your husband's job was that great why did he leave?
Try being a 30+ yr. employee & having a rug pulled out
from under you.  It \ that happens. Things change. 

Times have been rough in the past. People like myself with over 8 yrs.
seniority got furloughed in the 1980s. Some were out of RR work for
years, even if they moved/relocated. 


To those who think csx should have a big huge heart & take care of
all employees, even to the point of operating things that cost\lose
$$$:  wake up & smell the crap.  A RR cannot keep & run a
terminal-subdivision-division that's not profitable.  

Name a company that puts employees & their issues\problems 1st ahead
of staying competitive & is still in business. Big businesses & their
investors rule.  Lots of reasons for they way things are today (voters
& non-voters are as much to blame as anyone). It's kind of late in the
ballgame now to try & get anything changed.

Name: 
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Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 16 October 2015

Another thing that pisses me off, after my husband was furloughed in
June, he immediately applied for a job as a track worker position that
was located at a terminal an hour and a half away from our home, but he
was willing to make the drive to provide for his family. His year
anniversary was in August, so he was 2 months away from being with CSX
a year and they denied his application because he didn't have a year
of service, and he wasn't eligible to transfer for that reason. So
they hired someone off of the street and he is still furloughed.. The
union did nothing!!!

Name: 
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Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 1-10 years
Posted: 16 October 2015

Whats the deal?? CSX hired my husband last year, he left a damn good job
to work for the Railroad. As soon as they marked up after training in
January...Furloughed for 2 weeks. Then they called them back for a few
months, he worked from February to June and BAM! Furloughed again and
has been ever since! I'm sorry but you have to know what your yearly
projections are for growth, and if you don't see yourself making more
money and doing more business, why hire so many people, why give
yourself the big fat raises!?!? You need to be thinking of how to save
money and keep the people you have until business picks back up. My
company knows what their next years financial projections are going to
look like, that's how they know if we are getting raises and bonuses
for that year. Now the yard in Erwin shut down, they had to know it was
coming and no warning to those people at all, they just came in and were
told oh hey we are shutting the yard down for good...today. I know they
are getting 60 days pay, but that's 300+ people in 1 community looking
for jobs now!!

Name: 
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Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years
Posted: 15 October 2015

Cindy says it was a hard decision to shut down Erwin terminal..she might
have thought about it for a couple of minutes..then the rest of her time
was spent figuring out what she was going to buy after receiving her big
bonus..she probably got some advice from Mike Ward..wake up you pathetic
shareholders..these clowns are running CSX into the ground..grow a pair
and stand up to these greedy bastards. It's funny that CSX always cuts
from the bottom of the chain and never the top. If these people stay in
power CSX is in real trouble..bring back common sense leadership not
greedy people like Ward and Sanborn..they will burn

Name: ERWIN TERMINAL CLOSING
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Employed as: Brakeman, for 20-30 years
Posted: 15 October 2015

THIS JUST IN.....the all mighty C.O.O. cindy sandborn has announced via
the csx gateway that Erwin Tennessee terminal will have REDUCED
OPERATIONS (AKA closing). all switching, locomotive service center,
project shop and car shop .most trains will shift to other routes and
local customers will still get service. . 300 PEOPLE WILL BE OUT OF A
JOB UNLESS YOU TAKE YOUR SENORITY ELSE WHERE.PEOPLE WILL GET 60 DAYS OF
PAY AND BENFITS.  according to cindy " this hard decision was made
after other options were carefully considered" what that really means
" fucking close Erwin , its costing us money," by the way cindy says
" HAPPY HOLIDAYS FORM CSX"

Name: 
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 15 October 2015

Conductor 20-30 yrs.

In case you haven't figured it out.  Its not about the employees, CSX
doesn't care about people, they only care about CSX, big profits, and
big bonus checks, its called corporate greed.

If they could run this place with nothing or nobody, they would!  They
save money when they furlough people.  Don't tell me after all these
years, you really think these people running the show have a heart?

This economy is not good no matter what the media puts out.  if you've
noticed, CSX has been doubling up there trains with some totaling over
200 cars at a time.  As of lately, many of those trains have also
shrunk!  The freight isn't there, coal has been dead, crude oil has
slowed. and automobiles are hit and miss.  Get used to people being
furloughed, its going to be a long winter.

Name: 
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Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 15 October 2015

furloughed..................

Why are people in the CSX System furloughed when there are pools making
way over the allowed mileage? From what I’ve been told, the union has
tried to add turns and the company will not allow it. Anyone know about
this issue?

Name: 
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Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 14 October 2015

csx is the worst company in history. i read all these post of how great
of a company they are and what they do for your family. well let me
tell you what they are doing for my family and alot of others.
furloughed and now the heavy rumors of scabbing out the eastern ky and
southern wv coalfields. hundreds of employees life's and families
life's are going to be affected by a move of this nature.ive got
almost 8 years with this company and its been nothing but heartache and
headache. yesterday they announced a record operating ratio and it
mention's nothing about all the people setting at home that allowed
them to get to this record. csx is a shitty company and cares nothing
about their employee's. for all you company foamer's you need to get
out from under the trainmaster's desk.

Name: Loco man 
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Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 13 October 2015

Listen up you "Pines "lovers. We are tired of hearing about this guy.
Your company is falling apart in front of your eyes and you are worried
about this guy Pines. Joke is on you, because you, Me, and Pines will be
on the unemployment line soon if things doesn't change fast. Then you
and this Pines feller will have plenty of time to fight with each
other.  Focus on what's important.

Name: 
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Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 10-20 years
Posted: 13 October 2015

Thank god we got out of the Bonus program last year.

Name: 
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Employed as: Engine repair, for 10-20 years
Posted: 12 October 2015

In the past 6-9 months I've seen layoffs and forced management layoffs.
Now I hear talk of shop closures and bogus firings of in employees
around the system. Nothing on the stock market news....trying to keep
it hush hush from stockholders. Csx has created a hostile working
environment. But I bet the upper management will get their end of year
bonuses.

Name: 
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 03 October 2015

I have a feeling something is going to happen here real soon.  This
company and it piss poor management is a real mess.  The incompetence
is out in the open, everyone can see it, even a new man walking through
the door. Very sad.

Name: 
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Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 02 October 2015

Atlanta Journal Constitution 9/24/15

"New North Georgia Port Threatens the Environment"

The fanfare surrounding the recent surprise announcement of the Georgia
Ports Authority’s new inland port was reminiscent of ceremonies held by
cities winning the bid to host the Olympics or Super Bowl. Even though
the temperature in Chatsworth was in the mid-90s, the promoters dragged
a table onto the shade-less lawn of the Murray County Courthouse for the
signing of the memorandum of understanding to take advantage of the
photogenic backdrop of the Cohutta Mountains .

Among the perspiring dignitaries seated at the table were Gov. Nathan
Deal, the executive vice president of CSX railroad and the county’s
sole Commissioner, Brittany Pittman. “Twenty-five years from now you
are going to look back in pride at what took place today,” Gov. Deal
said. The CSX vice president said, “the port will provide
cost-effective options for environmentally friendly transportation
services.”Asked about the impact of increased truck traffic,
commissioner Pittman said, “All the due diligence has been done”.

The executive director of the Cohutta Springs Conference Center, a
mountain retreat and youth camp owned by the Seventh-Day Adventists
Church, was a smiling observer of the festivities. He said a CSX
representative told him the future port’s exact location would be “five
or six miles up the road” from the center. A few days later, he learned
that its actual location was to be approximately 600 yards upwind of
the resort’s boundary. He was no longer smiling.

The inland port will operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and is
projected to handle 50,000 shipping containers the first year,
increasing to 100,000 within 10 years. It’s also promised to be a
catalyst for attracting many more truck-laden businesses.

Stacked shipping containers will block the viewshed of the only U.S.
Highway 411 leg of the “Cohutta-Chattahoochee Scenic By-way” at the
road’s closest approach to the Chattahoochee National Forest. The low
rumbling sounds from locomotives, warning beepers on equipment, train
cars coupling, trucks hitching to trailers, and the slamming about of
containers will be audible for miles in all directions. Bright lights
will illuminate the sky 365 nights a year, and the trucks, locomotives
and other equipment will produce a perpetual cloud of toxic diesel
emissions that will be carried by the prevailing upsloping winds into
the highest elevations of the ecologically fragile Cohutta Mountains.

The Cohutta Wilderness, a “Class I Wilderness,” and the largest
mountain wilderness east of the Mississippi, is just five miles
downwind, and the contiguous national forest is just one mile downwind.
Together, they form the watershed for the upper Conasauga River, equally
renowned by trout fishermen and biologist for its pristine waters and
biodiversity. The river is the habitat for a dozen endangered or
threatened species, and through the efforts of numerous businesses,
non-profits and environmental groups, it was recently named as
Georgia’s only “Outstanding Natural Resource Waters.”

Little Sumac Creek, near its confluence with Big Sumac Creek, is the
southern boundary of the port site. Leakage of toxic petro-fluids from
trucks and equipment, combined with the inevitable accidental spillages
of other toxins, will end up in runoff that will flow downstream into
the Conasauga River within the habitat of the Conasauga Logperch, an
endangered species found nowhere else in the world.

Shipping containers — principal conveyances for invasive species — will
be opened in the shadow of Grassy Mountain, home to 550 species of flora
and fauna. Grassy Mountain is littered with the ancient trunks of the
fabled American Chestnut tree, killed by a fungus brought from Japan at
the turn of the century. The still-standing skeletons of Canada Hemlock
trees, ecologically important icons, are the more recent victims of an
insect brought from Asia.

Inadequately inspected containers, potential delivery systems for
terrorists’ weapons of war, will be unloaded a few hundred feet from a
community park with ballfields, a walking track and playground. The
port site is directly across the highway from a century-old church and
there are numerous nearby residences.

After jobs creation, the port’s most frequently touted selling points
are its positive environmental impact and relief for Atlanta’s traffic
congestion. The port, which will create 20 mediocre jobs, will be
located over 20 miles from I-75. The additional heavy-truck traffic
will create havoc on the area’s connecting two-lane country roads, but
will hardly be missed in Atlanta.

This illogical site selection will negatively impact the health of the
area’s residents, erode their property values and present the potential
for catastrophic damages to some of our most valuable natural resources.

Name: 
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Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 02 October 2015

Reality,

True: even the best managers are all too often talked to & treated like
they are/were dirt.  This co. has lost some good ones because of that --
some could & did, go to better jobs.  Sad. 

The stockholders ought to take a harder stance & vote to clean house,
starting at the top.  They need to fix things.....ASAP.

Name: reality
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Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years
Posted: 02 October 2015

Engine repair

What you are saying is 100% true. But what you do not take into account
is this is big business. They only care about the bottom line and
LIABILITY.  Would it not make better sense to have a failure on every
single employee? Would that not make a better case in court for the
company if an employee can be shown to be an unsafe worker when they
are injured and are standing in court in front of a judge?
Injuries hurt the hell out of their ability to receive accreditation.
It's all about public image and backers. You along with every employee
who writes or speaks negatively about their jobs are just considered
disgruntled and whiners. Facts not fiction. Why do you  think your
unions don't do a thing until something happens that hits the media.
The company gets with them to smooth over the problem with "happy"
money or scratches someone's back. If your union can score a big
publicity hit they will jump like stink on shitz.

We(anonymous group) had the opportunity to sit in on a multiple way
conference call with a group of supervisors. The leading "chair" was
an upper management person from Jacksonville. We were floored on the
way the supervisors where belittled and talked down to. They were
treated like ignorant and uneducated idiots. One was even threatened if
his so called "business" sense didn't improve. There was absolutely
nothing encouraging or positive about the entire experience. So it goes
to show that it isn't just the blue collar workers who are treated like
trash.
We could all publish a list of names of supervisors who left a
particular district that came forward to the employees and revealed the
direct orders that were given to them to get out in the fields and get
more failures or start looking for another craft to work in.
These were supervisors with a conscious. No, you wont see that list.
Some are still employed and due to their honesty they have our respect

I'm sure the lawyers and public media directors for csx will have a
fit after reading this one but its best that you and all other
employees know that its just not the field workers in any craft that is
singled out. All levels of management are treated the same.

Name: 
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Employed as: Engine repair, for 10-20 years
Posted: 02 October 2015

Hey with all the talk of layoffs and shop and terminal closings you
railroaders need to listen up.If your laid off know your rights. Also
if you have less than 5years I would think seriously about finding
another line of work. This company does not care about you or your
family if you havent already figured that out. Their oppression is only
going to get worse. There are plenty of jobs out there that might not
pay as well, but as far as bottom dollar it will be close. Csx wants to
take away rr retirement  and your health care. So any comparison to
other careers or jobs will eventually be a mute subject. Those of you
in transportation already know you dont have a life. When you look back
on it when your kids are grown you will regret it, working weekends,
being on call, cant make any concrete plans, putting up with their
stupid attendance policies, no quality family time etc. A little extra
money is not worth the aggravation. There are a lot of companies out
there who will treat you like a human being, and will not try to make
you work holidays or spy on you with cameras, or hide in the bushes to
write you up so they can fire you for doing something wrong. God above
forgives you for sinning this god forsaken company fires you for not
being PERFECT. They are run by the devil who thrives on greed and
enjoys destroying families lives either by firing them after going to a
kangaroo court or just stripping them of their family time because of
their reduced workforce and bare minimum of manpower in all
departments. Yes if you have a decade or two invested I know it's hard
to give up,but any worker under 10 years I suggest you take a very hard
look at other forms of employment. I have seen several new hires
already  leave, a couple even went back to their previous jobs, and
their as happy as ever. This is only advice from someone who is still
working and regrets the time missed with family and friends over the
last 2 and 1/2 decades, and someone who has seen several co-workers
fired for making human mistakes and getting railroaded. There is now
even a greater possibility of that happening due to cameras, scared
workers who fear for their jobs and won't side or testify for you, and
just plain old company officials who want to boost their standing in the
DEVILS hierarchy for his own evil ego. Again I'm just offering advice,
just like other coworkers offered me years ago, and I wish I had went
down a different path because I've seen other qualities in jobs and
work that are a lot more fulfilling and treat you better than your
going to get at csx. They have said and feel like they own you because 
they pay you better than most other industries, however this isn't true
when you compare skilled labor in other union jobs. Look around and pray
about it you will find a better quality of life away from csx.

Name: 
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Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 01 October 2015

Ol' King Coal isn't the merry old soul / money maker it used to be for
the RRs that hauled it.  Things do change.  

The big shots have gambled a lot on intermodal\container traffic.
What'll happen to that with the widening of the Panama Canal?

We'll see. Stay tuned.

Name: 
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Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years
Posted: 30 September 2015

I heard that 5 terminals will be shutting down on the Huntington
Division. I've heard Erwin is already shut down so 4 left to go. I
find it amusing that CSX is shutting down terminals but yet Ward and
the upper tier management will still be receiving their big bonuses. No
wonder CSX is in such bad shape. Ward continues to run us in the ground
and shareholders just let him run the show..obviously we don't have
the brightest shareholders or board of directors. Well way to go
Ward..let's see what else you can destroy in the upcoming year

Name: 
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Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 29 September 2015

Railroad and Union Corruption:

There is an unimaginable amount of [Claims] bribes paid through out the
ranks to union officers in order to control cost and support profits!
The corrupt union officers are the only ones getting their claims
paid!
All it takes is one guilt riddled union officer to confess and the
House of Cards will take a dive like Volkswagen!

Volkswagen ripped-off several million customers while the railroads
ripped-off thousands of its employees!

Name: CBrown
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Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 29 September 2015

When is Corbin closing? What location is next?

Name: 
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Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 29 September 2015

Pretty much the same in ALL locations\terminals.

No problem with safety committee persons & extra curricular activities
as long as they do their shift & 'safety' bs is handled. CSX doesn't
schedule safety functions, meetings on weekends (do they?).
Problem is with safety team members flipping burgers, doing clean
sweeps, any job that actually ought to be performed by another craft
and/or contracted out & being able to mark off to do that while the
average Joe can't get off without a hassle.

Off "UBU" on weekends?  More understandable.  Members have issues &
problems 24/7/365 & are not at all afraid of calling a local rep.
anytime.  And if a union rep. is working a slop freight unassigned pool
& has to be in place \ available 1st thing Mon. morning, he\she may
very well have to mark off Friday.  Walk a few car-lengths in a
part-time local union officer's boots.

Name: Laughing 
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Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 29 September 2015

In our terminal the safety committee or the " SAFETY GUYS ". give the
safety a bad name. They lay off safety, but attend ball games, family
functions, Without it going against CSX attendance policy.. I know two
guys that lay off at least 4-7 times a month for SAFETY OR Union
Business... Same guys every month... They come to work talking about
going to ball games and other activities while on safety or UB......
The trainmasters know what they do but nothing is done...  These
programs would be good but some people ruin it.... We call them sucks
...... Also the guys that lay off on the weekends for safety or UB
still get they're perfect attendance stock for being available... The
company needs to make huge adjustments..... !!!!!!!!!

Name: NOT FOOLED
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Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 29 September 2015

Other/non (9/26)
So which post got under their skin. we all know you are a management
mole. Was it the post fronting out the company and their once again
inept ability to publish accurate info or was it the post from someone
in corporate calling them out. One of them got under your skin. Once
again trying to distract the posters from the topic at hand.  Go back
under your corporate rock!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 27 September 2015

To the non railroad employee 
You write in calling railroaders a bunch of "complaining pansies" but
you have never had to listen and endures what we have to. So before you
start calling out people,that you have no idea what we go through, mind
your own business. You probably couldn't make on the steel highway.
It's more to it than just "riding or blowing horns"

Name: Oh no.
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Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 27 September 2015

Who needs managers to enforce the rules and write folks up when the BLET
local chairman in calls the CSX DTO and dimes out a road crew for now
properly filling out a daily inspection report and air slip.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 26 September 2015

Why do you railroad guys complain so much about your jobs?Hell all yall
do is ride on the rails and blow the whistle and get a big check.Yall
sighned up for it yall went to the hiring session they told yall what
the deal was before you got the job and you wanted it any way.You bunch
of panisies.I wish I had the job all you do is ride on a train and blow
the whistle and make a good check.You guys are a joke.Give me a
railroad job I will show you how to appreciate something.You bunch of
wussies.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 25 September 2015

It has always been my dream to work for csx to ride the rails and blow
the horns and make that good money.What a life it must be.How do I get
hired?

Name: 
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 25 September 2015

All RR employees (including full time union reps.) who sit at a desk in
environmentally controlled offices looking at charts, graphs,
contracts, etc., and dream up crap should have to spend time out in the
field annually and experience things firsthand.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 25 September 2015

Swell.  Like T&E employees need even more PITA things to do. 
Fiasco?  Absolutely.  
Too many educated idiots & not near enough real railroaders running
this outfit.

Name: joke
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Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years
Posted: 24 September 2015

What the F
 
There was a notice that came out on this very change in reporting your
qualifications. Like most people I'm sure you did not read the notice.
Seems to be one of the biggest mistakes made by employees.
You will notice there are instructions stating that you are to take a
list of the areas that are incorrect to your TM, manager or
Superintendent so they can notify cmc of the corrections that need to
be made. THERE IS NO DEDLINE DATE IN THIS NOTICE AS TO WHEN YOU ARE TO
HAVE THIS DONE!

Now knowing csx as we all do, this will be one big fiasco. There will
be hundreds of employees with incorrect information and there is no way
the TM'S, managers or any superintendent will take the time to correct
every single employee's record. This will be a major joke for months
to come.

Take a copy of the notice along with a copy of your qualifications
listed in the system. Highlight all errors. Make another copy for your
union representation and note on it the date and time you gave the
information to management. When you are called by CMC for a job that
you are not qualified for but it is noted that you are you can tell
them when and who you forwarded the correct information to.

Name: what the f....
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 24 September 2015

hey avon people


anyone else take a look at this new employee qualification board that
is showing up on the crew screen.. From what I can tell it is supposed
to list the jobs you are able to cover with qualifying expiration
dates. There is a bunch of jobs listed on mine that expire in the
future and I have never worked them a day since I was hired. How in the
hell can they say my qualifications expire in 2018 and I never worked
them one day.  

Something is going on here. Im hearing the union is buckling under and
is close to agreeing we become one big extra board. Heard they already
did this in Danville.  What the hell will seniority be if you are on
one big extra board.  Something is going on.  


Heard anything from your LC'S

Name: 
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Employed as: Brakeman, for 20-30 years
Posted: 23 September 2015

everybody use to think conrail was bad but this place sucks. hopefully
everybody realizes every railroad is probably like csx . also I would
brace your self , if cp rail take over this joint it will get worse. 
hunter Harrison of cp rail will be worse then ward and sandborn.
remember this place will never change AND I MEAN NEVER! the unions have
no power to do anything. you have two choices, either you put up with it
or you can find employment else where. that is a cold hard fact. every
body here is replaceable. like I said no one is holding you hostage. if
good paying jobs were easy to find I be gone by now but have to much
time in to quit to throw away a pension

Name: ralph lambert
E-mail: carylabelguy@yahoo.com
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 23 September 2015

People seem a little on edge about their jobs right now but remember
this always happens in an election year. So remember vote Dees Nuts for
President and your MOM as vice president.

Name: in the know
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Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 22 September 2015

APE

Fed up did not post anything that was not true. Yes the job sucks.
WHY?????? Because what is expected of an employee is much more than any
normal 9-5 job and the environment is pure bullshit.

Now, as for his comment on pay, he couldn't be more right. I cant
count how many times I have had to resubmit a 100% legitimate claim
because some inept moron in payroll did not read the details of the
claim completely and just wrote if off and posted a reply that had
absolutely NOTHING WHAT SO EVER to do with the original claim.
Our unions threw us under the bus the day they signed an agreement with
the company stating all they had to do was quote on our earning
statement that a claim was denied because it was unfounded. If you
don't remember when that happened then you haven't been around long
enough or you just don't pay attention to what our unions are doing to
us.
As for the attendance policy, it is in review with state and federal
medical boards along with other groups.  If a person is legitimately
sick but not sick enough to go to the hospital or emergency room then
they should not be punished with points after they submit a valid
doctors slip.
Now, my doctor has told me if anyone in csx refuses to accept his
paperwork and even hints that he wrote a slip that wasn't valid or
didn't warrant my excuse from work he would sue their pants off.
Accusing a doctor or writing bogus medical excuses is illegal,
unethical and as he said...slanderous.  My doctor wont take those kind
of accusations lightly. I suggest everyone speak to their personal
physicians and get their take on how they intend to handle it. My
physician also stated if it was after hours to go to the emergency
room. You have every right to. If enough people start making the
insurance companies  dish out thousands to cover emergency visits then
maybe the company might start taking a closer look at their idiotic
decision when the insurance company comes after them.
Yes, the job sucks. Our union agreement is raped every day. Our pay is
screwed with constantly. We work all hours of the day, all days of the
week and give up a lot of family time. Yes we get good pay for it when
we get what is due us, but we deserve it. Very few professions give up
their quality of life as we do.

Now for a pet peeve..........
Ive been with this company over 20 years. When I was a cub I had no
problem with my pay. When csx took over it went to hell. I watched all
the new hires come in and get screwed over on their training pay
constantly. I have seen some get tickets locked out and backed up and
go without any pay for a month. It is September 2015 AND ITS STILL
HAPPENING!  How many damn years will it take csx to figure out how to
set up a program that doesn't screw the hell out of the new guy!

OH YEAH! Almost forgot. CSX has managed to screw up our ability to go
in and print our employee history in multiple pages. You now have to 
go back and start all over again at the beginning after you print a
single page. This is a pain in the arss and is time consuming. Go
figure,,, the company making it harder to copy our history. Makes you
wonder if they did on purpose knowing some people wont take the time to
do it. Has anyone figured out a shortcut to this problem. If so I along
with a dozen other people would like to know! We use our history for
legal as well as tax purposes.

Name: CSX Wife
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 1-10 years
Posted: 21 September 2015

Im curious if anyone else has issues with getting anything accomplished
with payroll? They tell you, you were paid wrong, then take that money
back, but they cant explain to you how you should've been paid. Their
solution is to open a case, and when you ask to be called back because
you have questions that can be better explained via telephone, they
still email you with a generic answer. I have tried to comb through all
of these policies but they go in circles and completely contradict
themselves. I have a friend who also has issues with them and we get
different stories about the same thing. There needs to be a more
streamlined process and they need to deliver the same information. I
know they are a great company, and I am thankful my husband has this
job, I just wish things were a little more simpler when it comes to
dealing with payroll. The guys in Mobile don't even know how to put
off tickets, when the new guys started and they asked what they were
supposed to do everyone was just shrugged and said "I don't know, I
do it this way". Every single one of them does it differently. And you
certainly don't learn things until you screw up and lose your pay. We
are currently furloughed and  Im wondering how long that will last.
This is the 3rd time we've been furloughed in a little over a year.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 18 September 2015

wow ,fed up really ???? working here is like slavery.... really??? I
didn't know slaves made a pretty good wage and health insurance and a
decent retirement at the end ??lets go on a wildcat strike????? not how
it works. go ahead and get some of your co workers to go on strike with
you and they fire you all and union wouldn't do nothing about it cause
you just cant walk out and strike.no one here is holding you hostage
pointing a gun at you keeping you here. we all   know this place sucks
so if you don't like it just quit!!!I notice a lot of new hires just
whine and cry like hungry newborns that want a bottle!!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for 20-30 years
Posted: 18 September 2015

sounds like one of the " give me, I don't want to work for it
generation" person whining. you don't like it quit. this place has
sucked for a long time. welcome to the club!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 18 September 2015

Fed Up,  1-10 yrs.:

Sure, you are entrusted to work with heavy equipment weighing thousands
of tons worth millions of dollars = a high level of responsibility and
also have to endure a hard lifestyle & put up with a lot of harassment
per se, all of which you should be compensated for.

All too many youngsters are 1st-time union members & do not read &
understand their contractual agreements.  Way too many invalid penalty
claims are turned in.  Even the good ones sometimes are not paid for
yrs. & if/when they are, it's at the pay scale of the time period when
1st submitted.  Legal.  That's the way it is.

Bitch & complain about union representation?  Consider this country's

anti-labor views.
At times it seems representation is not very good but just where do you
think you'd be without any?  Do a term or two in a union rep's shoes
before blowing off.  

Strike:  
Research & read/study the Railway Labor Act & understand why that law
was enacted in the 1st place.  The carrier wouldn't want a strike, the
unions wouldn't, other workers whose businesses depend on rail
shipments wouldn't, the public wouldn't. YOU don't really want that.
 For how long would you be willing to man a picket line? How long would
co-workers do it?   Think more.  Wise up some.

Name: Fed up 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 17 September 2015

Fed up with payroll, we all to need to stick together and hire a High
profile lawyer and give him a percentage as a group and sue csx payroll
department for its practices on denied claims ..it's nothing but
thievery by a company that says People make Difference..which is a dam
joke on how they treat there employees, with being overworked, stealing
and cheating us on our pay.  Look, I didn't right the contract but I
have to abide by it as same as the company should, but does not!!!!!
Thieves! We need to reorganize our unions and make them more for us and
not for the company! Our unions are to out of touch with the men and
women that pay good money for union dues to be getting nothing in
return. I say lets Strike! It's about time we stand together get rid
of the big unions and make them more available for the men and women
that have to abide by their absentee policy which is totally unjust !
It's almost slavery. Let's stand together and make the company better
for us and our customers. We deserve better hours ... We do a very
dangerous job to be so fatigued, out working and being up with no
sleep, because of the scheduling .. If the public only new the real
truth, on all these dangerous chemicals rolling through their towns
with crews that have been up for 36 hrs or more, tired , overworked
it's an accident waiting to happen. Safety is not the railroad main
concern and neither are the crews that work for them.  it's Money$$$$

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 13 September 2015

CSX Corporate Motto:

Employee Need, Pay No Heed.
Uphill Slow, Downhill Fast.
Tonnage First, Safety Last.

Name: Me
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 09 September 2015

Looks like Munoz replacement is Cindy Sanborn.  CSX is getting desperate
for qualified execs.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 08 September 2015

To the SP Engineer:

The rumor of Munoz's replacement is said to be a UP V.P. named
Castagna. Is he the one that got his PHD during his working career?

Name: Retired FRA Inspector
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years
Posted: 07 September 2015

I hope that train is in better shape than when I inspected it four years
ago.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 06 September 2015

The presidential train is coming ....every one look happy about how they
are screwing us out of money every day....you can tell when it comes
because MOW paints all the derails.....how impressive is that?.......

Name: Retired now
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 30 August 2015

Seems like many managers have emotional problems, and act antisocial,
etc.  Likewise, lots of rank & file employees don't conduct themselves
any better.
People that live in glass houses shouldn't throw stones.

Name: warning
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years
Posted: 30 August 2015

GORDON(ROSELAKE YARD)

Good morning Mr. Gordon. Everyone knows you read this website. So I am
taking this opportunity to give you some good advice. If you want to
keep your job I suggest you review your supervisors policy guide and
brush up on your skills with communication. It is not acceptable nor
will it ever be acceptable for any manager/supervisor to chastise,
belittle or degrade any employee over the radio or in front of any
other employee working for CSX. You can not and will not be allowed to
continue this kind of behavior. If you can not find your training
manuals then you need to sit down with your supervisor (Mr. Aleek) and
have him explain to you the consequences of violating an employees
right to private counseling and the ethics charges you could and most
likely will incur if you continue to go down this path.
Put yourself in the employees shoes. Would you not be upset if you were
fronted out on a radio or in front of fellow employees? Would you not
feel ill will toward a supervisor who has embarrassed and belittled you
in front of others?  I would seriously think twice before I went down
this path again. Use you head. You still have time to correct your
actions. Use any spare time you have to brush up on your supervisory
and communication skills.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 29 August 2015

Is it taught at the not so redi center for managers to
walk,talk,look,and act like a PRICK?.......these young PUNKS can't or
probably will not introduce themselves to anyone.....whatever happened
to the handshake?.....these mofos think they are some kind of
superstars.....what a freak show it is.....

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

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

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 27 August 2015

Screwed,

Have those with less seniority - not furloughed yet - completed their
training? If not, they really don't have all rights yet (can't make
seniority moves, etc.)  If & when they complete training you'll
probably be saying adios to them too.

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

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

Name: screwed
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 27 August 2015

NO WORK PEOPLE

AVON YARD JUST FURLOUGHED A BUNCH OF US. THEY ALSO HAVE GUYS FULOUGHED
WITH MORE SENIORITY THAN OTHERS THEY DIDNT FURLOUGH. WHATS UP WITH
THAT. HOW CAN THEY FURLOUGH ME AND LEAVE A GUY WITH LESS SENIORITY ON
THE ROSTER. I THINK WE SHOULD GET SOME OF THE GRANT MONEY THEY GOT FROM
THE GOVERNMENT TO HIRE AND TRAIN US IN THAT SCHOOL. WHY SHOULD THEY GET
MONEY TO HELP THEM THEN PUT US ON THE STREET.  SOMEONE KNOW IF THAT IS
EVEN LEGAL FOR THEM TO DO?

Name: Bend Dover
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 25 August 2015

Ben there,

I think csx needs to cut Management just like the UP did recently in
Omahaha, and cut some of these worthless TMs and RFEs too. All bums.

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

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

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

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


Corporate

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 24 August 2015

I have an idea....why don't all the einsteins at the redi center teach
the conductors in training to copy an ec-1 for about a week and then
maybe the engineer won't have to do everything then.....

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 20 August 2015

There you go.  Another person who understands.
Things (traffic, ect.) have slowed, sure, but.....
ALL the so called big shots at csx need to be crap-canned.
The house needs cleaned starting at the top & worked down.

Name: Ben There
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 30+ years
Posted: 20 August 2015

Management GREED!

I have always said that if CSX failed as a company it would be because
of Upper Management Greed.  Most all of the people holding this level
of employment, are somebody's BOY.  All they are interested in is Big
Salaries, Raises. Stock options and Bonuses.  CSX is again getting too
top heavy with Management that really does not know anything about
Railroading.  Stock prices have been on the decline all year of 2015
and now in late August there seems to be no hope for recovery before
years end.  Too many upper management people have been seen to drop
large numbers of stock back ion March and April and looks too close to
be insider trading.  Wake up CSX  and correct your problems and get the
attraction of investors again.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 19 August 2015

Rumor is Mr. Harris is getting his ass handed to him from Conner. It's
about time they see that Mr. Harris can't run a railroad without
others helping him out.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 18 August 2015

70 percent of bonus......thank you massa ward....what a privilege it is
to work for you....I can't wait to tell my grandchildren about
you.....

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

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

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 17 August 2015

Oh now, hundreds is a lot.  
What's the plan? Each & every situation, terminal, etc., to be handled
by FNGs with no RR experience or just ignored & overlooked as much as
possible?

Name: IR
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 17 August 2015

RE; $$$$ Dated June 12, 2015:

The UP announced a lay-off of hundreds of management employees in the
coming months in order to improve the bottom as they said.

Many believes that the Hedge Fund managers are hovering and--an
announcement of more lay-offs is imminent. 

UP & CSX merger coming soon!

Name: ralph lambert
E-mail: carylabelguy@yahoo.com
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 16 August 2015

bussiness is slow! we are lucky to have a job!

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

With the awesome dispatching being done nowadays I can see why nothing
is on time anymore.....tone up .....nothing .....20 min....30 min
.....45 min.....goes by.....what in the Sam hill can be going
on?......at this point who gives a flying fart?....not me.....good luck
to UPS.....I might actually get my Christmas presents on time this
year.....yay!!!!.....

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

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

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

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

Name: Raptor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 13 August 2015

Its a good thing Michael Ward never visits past the regional building or
i would have no way to make my truck payment. I think craft employees
are right there are too many chiefs and not enough indians.But fuck
safety....safety is a way of loosing out on my bonus....id like to rip
a pin off this car and shove it sideways up your ass! Oh harassment
policy...suck my over grown harry nut sack

Name: Selkirk
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 13 August 2015

Hump,hump,hump, we are tramsportaion we dont give a fuck about your
safety! Im hungry for my bonus. So what i have little man syndrome you
cant touch me or you will get fired! Now get back to work you little
pee ons. Its a good thing michael ward never comes in the yard or i
would be fucked...

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years
Posted: 12 August 2015

The reason for the low morale of employees is all on CSX. When employees
are worried about having a job week to week because this sorry outfit is
all on CSX and Ward. Of course Ward doesn't have to worry about this
because he has millions of dollars. He's a sorry CEO and a son of a
bitch. With that said how does this bunch expect employees to
feel..seriously I'm to come to work with a positive attitude knowing
the only reason I'm working this week is because other people are on
vacation..get real..fuck you Ward

Name: Retired now
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 12 August 2015

Railroading can be\is a hard life. Working the road, especially "call
lists" unassigned freight and/or bridge\track gangs, heck, any
"extra list" etc., is much harder still.  For the amount of time
spent at work, or subject to work, the pay is not that great.  

Many things are better now days: the equipment & rolling stock, the
lodging, operational changes.....

Normal for RRers to bitch & complain.  Did notice over the years that
there is a less of that from employees that worked regular jobs
with regular hours.

CSX has alienated too many customers & employees.

Railroading is not for everybody. An employee, no matter the craft,
should be treated with dignity & respect. Not made to feel that they
should be butt-kissing humbly grateful to just have a job.

There is way too much aggravation & stress & tension. In the operating
rule book for the trans. dept. there are rules regarding being civil,
courteous, & not be quarrelsome. EVERYONE should adhere to those & be
held accountable if they don't.
Things need to change.

Maybe there ought to be a total housecleaning starting at the top
management on down.  Employee morale, stock worth, on & on, should
be better.  
Maybe the big shots have ideas - they plan for things looking at years
ahead.   Unions always have to play catch-up.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 11 August 2015

Well Meatball,
Just exactly how is a train crew, operating via authority, not
signal indication, supposed to know for sure when another train 
has cleared certain limits - if not informed by a dispatcher?
Explain please.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 11 August 2015

Perfect example of Attitude in the negative sense. Pull up stop and wait
for the train ahead to clear. WOW WHAT SHOULD I DO WHEN IT CLEARS UP,
Nothing?
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 Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 07 August 2015

Another thing I can't stand anymore are these smart ass
dispatchers....train in the block ahead....ec-1 territory.....pull up
to our limit....stop and wait on train ahead to clear up....sit for an
hour or so....dispatcher calls now and says 'how long are you going
to
sit there before you call me?'.....whhhhatttt?.....it is his JOB to
call us when the train ahead clears up......no more dispatching for me
pal....I will sit there all frickin day before I call you....that is
your JOB NOW DO IT don't put it on the crew as always...I do my job
now u do yours and trains will run......

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: CSX Customer, for N/A
Posted: 11 August 2015

As a customer I don't put any blame on the train crew. Instead I place
the blame on the local management and top executives. CSX has the
attitude toward it's customers is it's our way or no way. As if they
are the only cost effective service out there. Well that mentality does
not work for me and my company and that's why NS is picking up our
contract in September and we are purchasing trucks to haul goods within
a 500 mile radius of our distribution center. Maybe we will consider CSX
after Ward is out of there along with his puppets.

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

Sorry bout your luck CSX customer.....the crews try hard everyday but
management just wants to efficiency test all the time.....in other
words screw you we do not care about you , your workers,or your
customers......

Name: VLC
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 10 August 2015

NOTICE NOTICE NOTICE

IT HAS BEEN BROUGHT TO OUR ATTENTION THAT BEGINNING NEXT WEEK THE
CARRIER WILL START ENFORCING PARTS OF THE BLET SYSTEM AGREEMENT THAT
WAS RATIFIED IN JANUARY. THE FIRST SET WILL BEGING WITH LONG POOLS
BEING SET UP AS 6-2 WITH REST DAYS HAVING TO BE OBSERVED UNLESS YOU ARE
FORCED ONTO REST FOR FRA START RULES. THE POOLS WILL BE SELF SUBSTAINING
AND NO SPOT WILL BE FILLED WITH AN EXTRA BOARD ENGINEER UNLESS ALL TURNS
ARE EXHAUSTED OR VACANT DUE TO SCHEDULED MARK OFF...ETC.. THE AGREEMENT
IS VERY CLEAR THAT POOL CREWS ARE NOT TO BE USED FOR EXTRA WORK OFF OF
THEIR POOLS UNLESS BOARDS ARE COMPLETELY EXHAUSTED.  POOL CREWS NEED TO
FILE CLAIMS IMMEDIATELY WHEN BEING USED AS J JOBS AND OTHER DOG CATCHING
JOBS WHEN THERE ARE ANY EXTRA BOARD ENGINEERS AVAILABLE. IF MADE TO DO
SO YOU MUST FILE CLAIMS TO BE MADE WHOLE. NO MORE COMBINED SHORT TRIPS
AND TIME CONSUMED. 

IF YOU HAVENT READ THE PROPOSAL YOU BETTER GET ONE AND GET ON IT! 
THERE ARE SEVERAL AREAS OF OUR WORK RULES THAT ARE CHANGING AND SOME
ARE GOING TO BE A MESS WHEN THEY ARE IMPLEMENTED. THE WORST OF ALL WILL
BE THE PROCEDURE FOR TAKING EARLY MARK OFF. THE WAY IT IS WORDED WILL
PRETTY MUCH PUT YOU AT THE MERCY OF THE SUPERVISORS AND MAKE IT HARD AS
HELL TO BE OFF EARLY ENOUGHT TO CATCH PLANE FLIGHTS AND OTHER SERIOUS
SCHEDULES THAT YOU HAVE MADE BEFORE YOUR VACATIONS TIME. THE CLAUSE
WHERE THEY CAN WORK YOU ON A JOB THAT KEEPS YOU AT YOUR HOME TERMINAL
WILL BE THE BIGGEST THORN. IF THE CARRIER FEELS  THERE IS ENOUGH
MANPOWER TO ALLOW YOU TO MARK OFF EARLY THEN YOU WILL BE GRANTED THE
EARLY LAY OFF. IF THEY FEEL THERE IS A SHORTAGE YOU WILL STAY MARKED UP
AND AVAILABLE FOR THEM TO SUMMONS YOU IN FOR A LOCAL JOB OR JOB THAT
KEEPS YOU AT HOME. YOU CAN NOT, AND LET ME REPEAT THIS, CAN NOT BE
CALLED AFTER 2000 WHEN GOING INTO A SCHEDULED DAY OFF. HOWEVER, NOTHING
STOPS THEM FROM CALLING YOU AT 1759 AND FORCING YOU ONTO A JOB THAT MAY
INTERFERE WITH YOU PLANS THE MORNING OF YOUR OFF DAY.   READ THIS
AGREEMENT UNTIL YOU GET IT MEMORIZED. BE PREPARED TO HAVE YOUR PLANS
TOTALLY SCREWED UP WHEN THE DECISIONS IS LEFT IN THE HANDS OF MANAGMENT
TO DECIDE IF YOUR REASON FOR EARLY MARK OFF IS GOOD ENOUGH.  FAVORITES
ARE PLAYED AND WILL CONTINUE TO BE PLAYED.   GET READY FOR THE HORSE
AND PONY SHOW TO START.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: CSX Customer, for N/A
Posted: 07 August 2015

As a CSX customer all I can say is bring back Southern..my company will
not renew with CSX..local management lies to us about the reasons for
delays in receiving my products. Southern is not the fastest either
however they were normally 4-6 hours later than scheduled or
expected..CSX is at least 12 hours or in some cases a day later. CSX
convinced us that their services were more costly than Southern but
they were a premium service...well we are going back to Southern..at
least I know my product will at least show up that day

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 1-10 years
Posted: 07 August 2015

Ward is a horrible CEO..combine that with a horrible board of directors
and what does equal..disaster..Ward should go ahead and go before he
does any further damage. I love how boards are being cut to a minimum
and customers are not being serviced at a consistent level..actually
they are consistent..it's called slow if your lucky to get serviced at
all...How tomorrow moves..slowly

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 07 August 2015

Another thing I can't stand anymore are these smart ass
dispatchers....train in the block ahead....ec-1 territory.....pull up
to our limit....stop and wait on train ahead to clear up....sit for an
hour or so....dispatcher calls now and says 'how long are you going to
sit there before you call me?'.....whhhhatttt?.....it is his JOB to
call us when the train ahead clears up......no more dispatching for me
pal....I will sit there all frickin day before I call you....that is
your JOB NOW DO IT don't put it on the crew as always...I do my job
now u do yours and trains will run......

Name: Retired FRA Inspector
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years
Posted: 07 August 2015

Ditto for me. I hated CSX and its managers. When I retired three years
ago, it seemed far worse than NS ever was.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 1-10 years
Posted: 07 August 2015

I've been with CSX for nearly 10 years now and the morale is the lowest
I've ever seen. I'm seeing die hard railroaders that took pride in
their work and do their best to get trains from one end of the road to
the other now dogging trains and don't care if they turn a wheel or
not. And truthfully I'm there with them. My goal is to dog ever
possible train I can. CSX doesn't care if the freight gets moved so
why should I care..fuck these bastards..fuck you Ward

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 06 August 2015

Boy Oh Boy,

Wonder how many csx employees are going to believe that:
"The Company image is #1 first.  Profit comes second".

No doubt there is long way to go, a lot to do, to fix all 
that ails csxt.  The co. should be doing a lot better.
Good routes all over - east of the Mississippi; good terminals, 
good ports, etc.    It's too bad.  A shame actually.

Name: know
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years
Posted: 06 August 2015

Cond. 30+

The company has a team in place to read the post on this site everyday.
The public relations department must be notified if anything pops up
that may seriously tarnish their image. Damage control is set in place.
A legal advisor handles any problems that might occur if info may be
considered risky and possibly a leak from the inside.
If u have information you know for a fact and can prove don't hesitate
to post it. The best was to solve a problem is to bring it to the table
for discussion. Believe me when I say they would rather make it go away
quickly and quietly before allowing it to go full blown on any website. 
The company image is #1 first.  Profit comes second!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 04 August 2015

Could post volumes. The type of advice & history/info from just the last
40+ years that many ought to know & understand if they now do not & it
could\should\would be helpful.  Trouble is: the company may read it
also, so....not here.

Name: retired
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 03 August 2015

Loco brother


Don't feel so bad. When the csx moved in they started taking a penny
every pay. No one knew why. A lot asked and couldn't get an answer
then it just stopped.  Do the math.  A penny from hundreds of workers
for just a few pay periods is a nice Christmas gift. So if u owe 87
cents u bet they are gonna get it.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 29 July 2015

This company  must be in worse shape than I thought it was.....after
taking 250 bucks a pay half back   for the last 2 months.....my last
earnings statement showed a deduction of .82 cents....that's right
boys and girls .82 cents!!!!!......who in the Sam hill would want to
buy this outfit?.......ha-ha ...what a joke!...don't be teasing about
being bought out.....that's being mean....I might have to file for
FMLA now.....

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 1-10 years
Posted: 28 July 2015

If I were a CSX customer I would be jumping ship if I could. Right now
the boards are cut to a bare minimum and trains are being delayed or in
some cases annulled. Customers are being told we have no engines for
your train when at times that is the case. But the truth is there's no
men on the board..and this is the case most times..right now it's pick
and choose which customer is more important. I think it's funny that
we are a transportation company and CSX has the mentality of we don't
care if we move the trains or not. CSX is a total joke..what does it
matter if you have engines and no men to put on them? CSX cares nothing
for their customers or their employees..If you are on the Huntington
Division hell it takes damn near 10 years of service or mote just to
hold a job..we just business away here

Name: Mr.Ward,CEO CSXt
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years
Posted: 27 July 2015

Aww! Thanks Pete Kerlin for being such a great csx Employee!
Railroader of the month of July.

Name: Aleak Young
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 27 July 2015

Pete Kerlin,
Thank you for boasting how good the CSX is and we really like guys
like you! 
Thanks for posting on this board your real Name.

Aleak Young

Name: no more dues
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 27 July 2015

UTU/BLE

WHAT THE HELL IS GOING ON AND WHAT THE HELL IS WRONG WITH YOU. HAVE YOU
TOTALLY JUST LOST YOUR MINDS OR HAS YOUR FAT PADDED POCKET THAT ARE
LINED WITH OUR HARD EARNED MONEY JUST TURNED YOU INTO A BUNCH OF
CARRIER SUCK UP LEACHES.

HOW LONG ARE YOU GOING TO LET CSX RAPE THE HELL OUT OF OUR AGREEMENTS.

ROAD CREWS FORCED TO WORK 10-15 MILES OUT OF THEIR ADVERTISED LIMITS
AND TOLD THEY DONT GET A TICKET OR A DIME EXTRA. INSIDE THEIR SO CALLED
TERMINAL LIMITS. HOW LONG BEFORE THEY EXTEND THEIR LIMITS ANOTHER 20
MILES AND START MAKING US WORK BOTH DIRECTIONS ON LINE OF ROAD. ITS
ALREADY STARTING AND YOUR JUST SITING ON YOUR ARSSES AND LETTING IT
HAPPEN. HOW ABOUT TURNING CREWS WHEN THEY GET TO THE AWAY FROM HOME
TERMINAL AND NOT PAYING THEM A DIME FOR THE TRIP BACK. WHAT THE HELL IS
UP WITH THAT CRAP. WE ARE ON THE CLOCK ARENT WE. WE ARENT IN OUR OWN
VEHICLES ARE WE. WE ARENT ON OUR OWN PRIVATE TIME. WHAT THE HELL MAKES
THEM THINK WE SHOULDNT BE PAID TO SIT FOR 3-4 HOURS IN A WAGON FOR THE
COMPANY AND NOT BE COMPENSATED FOR OUR TRIP AND TIME.
THRU ROAD FREIGHT CREWS ARE BEING FORCED TO STOP IN LINE OF ROAD AND
SWITCH OUT THEIR TRAINS TO REBLOCK THEM BECAUSE THE TMS FIND OUT THE
TRAIN WASNT BUILT TO THEIR LIKING OUT OF THE OTHER TERMINAL. AVON HAS A
HUMP. WHAT THE HELL IS A HUMP FOR. SORTING CARS! THRU ROAD FREIGHT CREWS
SPEND 25 FRICKIN HOURS IN A HOTEL AND GET SCREWED ON THE WAY HOME
BECAUSE THE TM WANTS THE TRAINS BLOCKED TO BREAK UP WHEN THEY GET IN
THE RECEVING YARD. FLAT SWITCHING AND BLOCKING YOUR TRAINS IN LINE OF
ROAD IS A BUNCH OF SHIT. POOR PLANNING ON THE TERMINALS  PART DOESNT
CONSTITUTE AN EMERGENCY ON OURS.  USE YOUR DAMN HUMP. THATS WHAT ITS
FOR. USE YOUR YARD CREWS. THATS WHAT THEY ARE FOR. 
UTU/BLE.... YOU WONT BE LINING YOUR POCKETS WHEN WE SAY ENOUGH IS
ENOUGH AND WE STOP PAYING THEM. WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO WHEN SEVERAL
HUNDRED MEMBERS TELL YOU TO STICK IT.
MAKE THEM REACH IN THEIR POCKETS AND GET THE YARD SWITCHERS BACK. TOSS
THOSE GREEN BOXES AND GET SOME REAL CREWS WORKING THE YARDS. GET THE
ROUST ABOUT CREWS BACK. WORKING ROAD CREWS 12 DAMN HOURS EVERY TRIP IS
BECOMING THE NORM WITH THE EXTRA SWITCHING WORK BEING FORCED ON THEM.
PAY THE CREWS FOR THEIR TIME IN THE WAGONS.  BEEN A LONG TIME COMING
UTU/BLE. BEEN A LONG TIME SINCE THE MEMBERS RALLIED. DONT THINK IT CANT
HAPPEN AGAIN?

Name: pete
E-mail: kerlin_p@yahoo.com
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years
Posted: 27 July 2015

I worked for CSX in all capacities and over the years I have seen good
and bad. The other railroads are similar all have learning curves.
Where employees get in trouble they take advantage of the system and
eventually get caught. Its a huge loss when you loose a job the pays 4
to 5 thousand dollars a month. There are very few jobs in the US that
pay this kind of money and the retirement is good when you draw 4
thousand a month and you wife gets another 2 thousand. Its not a get
rich deal but compared to Social Security 800 a month and work until
you 70. Take good care of what you have ignore the jerks as there have
been plenty of these people that have come and gone. The employees will
let a manager know how good of a job they do by their ability to handle
people.
The days of the drugs and alcohol on duty are gone there is no place
for it in the type of business we perform, especially when you have
someone with a wife and kids that may not see them again because of a
mistake or unnecessary action someone made. Its bad when you see
someone coupled up, kids with arms and legs cut off, head on
collisions, people walking in the middle of the track committing
suicide. You will see it all in your lifetime. Its best to stick
together and work for the changes to make things better while getting
what you want.

Name: Aleak Young
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 23 July 2015

I need better dope!

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

Name: RRJ
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 21 July 2015

Furloughs are part of the job. It's nothing new. When I hired out in
1977 I worked 3 weeks then was furloughed for 2 months got called back
worked 7 weeks then furloughed for 4 months. This went on for 3 1/2
years and would of continued up to another 7 years if I hadn't took a
transfer to another location. If CSX didn't tell you about furloughs
don't feel bad the C&O (now CSX) didn't say anything about it
either.
lol. Welcome to railroading.
_____________________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________
This is the other side of RRJ's comments, by other side that means
different RR different time. I will keep this short and sweet. Hired
Jan 1963 as a Fireman--paid off in 1964-rehired as a Brakeman- 1964. I
was cutoff 1 month in 1968-- was the oldest cutoff and worked at will.
Resigned in 1970. I spent many hours working with those that had been
cutoff for 15 to 17 years, and others that hired at the right time and
had never been cutoff. Just the way it has worked for years.

Name: loosing pools
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 22 July 2015

first off im not a csx suckhole I think 99% of managers are idiots.some
people here thinks im bitching, but im not, I really don't care about
the pools. see I have my 11 personal days , my daily vacations days and
I also mark off sick when the days I want and are taken. see I put my
time in here to have these days to use to mark off. what do people
expect? this is the railroad ,people knew what they were singing up
for. a new hire thinks I don't want to work weekends, i don't want to
work nights and I want to mark off when I want, as many times I want.
where dose it ends? csx needs to move trains that's what we get paid
to do , not " well I had 2 good trips I can mark off fmla for 3
days." and this happens every week probably every where. all I can say
is i can see csx side of this. when a hot stack train is sitting on the
main for hours on a Saturday afternoon during the summer cause they
don't have a crew for hours. I be pissed too. the pools moving dosnt
affect me at all so I don't really care. you know who should care, are
the new hires who are going to get furlough cause of a few bad apples.

Name: RRJ
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 21 July 2015

Furloughs are part of the job. It's nothing new. When I hired out in
1977 I worked 3 weeks then was furloughed for 2 months got called back
worked 7 weeks then furloughed for 4 months. This went on for 3 1/2
years and would of continued up to another 7 years if I hadn't took a
transfer to another location. If CSX didn't tell you about furloughs
don't feel bad the C&O (now CSX) didn't say anything about it either.
lol. Welcome to railroading.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 19 July 2015

Just been furloughed after only being marked up 4 months who knows for
how long. Was told the railroad was gonna fill our pockets up with cash
lol

Name: PTC Sucks ASS
E-mail: 
Employed as: CSX Contractor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 19 July 2015

Anyone ever deal with the guys in the PTC Lab in Jacksonville?  There 
is a certified nutjob running the PTC Lab on the 4th Floor. Goes by the
name of John McVeagh. Rumor has it he was about to get fired for being a
big dick in his last assignment, but some AVP saved him at the 11th hour
and dropped him into the PTC Lab so he could make the entire PTC team
miserable.  Trust me, everyone that works with that asshole during the
day goes home at night and drinks heavily. Employees and contractors
come out of the lab ready to rip out their own eyeballs after dealing
with him.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 19 July 2015

Roselake, Aleak Young = Racial discrimination, incompetence, and
employees not wanting to work for young  and him being on drugs

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 19 July 2015

"losing road pool" and your post:
Nothing further from the truth regarding swap of pools, while there are
those who perhaps abuse FMLA, the balance of those who have FMLA have
been forced into using it BECAUSE of the Carriers attendance policies
(plural because they change week to week flavor of the day). Even those
within the Carrier have suggested to those who run afoul of the policies
that they get FMLA for legitimate reasons. There is culpability on both
sides. I'll also say that there is issues with FMLA at EVERY terminal
not just one terminal. Been that way before FMLA, it'll be that way
until the end of the railroad or other workplace no matter what
location you're in.  
As to the pools, again it's the flavor of the day. Been told "double
ended pools are a thing of the past" by Carrier officials and "this
will make it easier to regulate" (read eliminate DH) which is a
fallacy because when you have so many entities that can call trains and
none are accountable, you get what you get.
So your post is way of base as to the moves boiling down to "certain
individuals" , and as the old saying goes:
"if you haven't heard a good rumour by 10am start one"  but at least
start one that has a shred of truth to it.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 18 July 2015

Who is that prick TM trying to stalk employees posting here?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 18 July 2015

Believe it has to be at least 50 workers & longer than a 6 month
lay-off.  Look up\research the WARN Act.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 17 July 2015

So, the company just furloughed 30-some people without pay or prior
notice  in Cumberland, MD. I would like to know how legal that is.
Shouldn't employees be protected under the Worker Adjustment and
Training Notifician (WARN act)?

I think that this at least violates the ethics stated in the CSX ethics
page. "Mutual respect." I think mutual respect would be to give men
and women with families and bills to pay a prior notice to these sorts
of things. If you plan on furloughing someone without pay, you should
at least give them a notice so they can arrange to be able to feed
their kids. This is cruel and unusual. Also, if you can pick up the
phone and call your employees at all hours of the night to go to work
and to notify them of being bumped.... You can definitely pick up the
phone and call them to tell them they don't have a job for an
indefinite amount of time. 

Am I right or am I right?

Name: alert!!!!
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 17 July 2015

Alert to all

If you work at Avon be careful who you talk to about posting on this
site. A particular train master who's name has been used on here very
frequently was heard telling others that he was given a list of names
of people who have made post about him. The guy who is sucking up to
the train master claims he knows who is using each cover name on their
post. Not sure how he would know but there is a major snitch at Avon
yard. If anyone can figure out who he is let everyone know and post his
name for others. There is no doubt this train master will stalk and set
up anyone who's name was on the list. What a piece of crap! Have to be
a real low life to run to a tm and rat on fellow workers! Watch your
backs!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 17 July 2015

God Help US, this company is in trouble. I have never seen such a
mis-managed company. I could not have dreamed up such a calamity. To
all us railroaders I really hope that someone will come along and save
this company before its to late.

As for the unions, its already to late. Look at who's in the local
offices, look at who is in the national office. They never were worth a
dirty red cent. Lazy Lazy Lazy!

Name: Glad
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 14 July 2015

The co. abolishing jobs, pools, for whatever reason(s), is nothing new. 

40 yrs. of dealing with that type of crap: co-worker vs. co-worker,
employee vs. employer, terminal vs. terminal, division vs.
division......CSX does Suck.  Hell, the truth is, railroading sucks. 

Glad (& thankful - to be outta there)

Name: loosing road  pools 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 14 July 2015

buffalo lost both of there short pools ,west and east pool in 11 days.
rumor has it, its because every one especially certain individuals and
new hires are always marking off f.m.l.a. every weekend. theses are the
same employees who brag about how much they abuse it and say "what are
they going to do about it, its a law,  they cant do nothing to me" 
well they can and did something about it.they gave the work to other
terminals. whats funny now these are now the same individuals crying
there going to lose there jobs.

Name: GC
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years
Posted: 13 July 2015

SSA COVERED ENGINEERS



LISTEN UP ENGINEERS! Before you bombard the General Chairman's office
with any more phone calls get out your agreement and read it with a
fine tooth comb. When you file a claim you have to make sure your are
submitting it for the proper reason and under the proper article. No
one should have to explain to you how red tape and minor errors can
cause delays and screw up the simplest of claims.
One of the biggest violations that is occurring is under aticle 56.
SHORT TURN AROUND SERVICE ORIGINATES AT THE HOME TERMINAL. LET ME SAY
IT AGAIN....HOME TERMINAL.
When you are a road freight engineer and are called out of your away
from home terminal the rules of the agreement are totally different.
READ ARTICLE 51 very closely.  This is where the road crews are getting
severely screwed. Read your questions and answers sections. Q3-A3 states
very clearly if you are on a trip rated job this trip payment will apply
for EACH INDIVIDUAL TRIP. NO COMBINED SERVICE CRAP.  BLACK AND WHITE. NO
GRAY AREA. EACH TRAIN WILL BE CONSIDERED INDIVIDUAL!
YOU ARE NOT TO MAKE A SECOND TRIP WITHOUT BEING RUN THROUGH YOU HOME
TERMINAL UNLESS IT IS AN EMERGENCY BUT YOU STILL ARE TO BE PAID FOR
EACH TRIP

When you get to you home terminal after being called out to run a train
home from your away terminal YOU CAN NOT BE USED AS SHORT TURN AROUND
SERVICE ARTICLE 68. If they want to use you as such you put your time
ticket off and they should put you under another type of service on a
new ticket. They are to tell you specifically that you are being used
for short turn around. NOT DOG CATCHING as they call it. MAKE THEM TELL
YOU THIS SPECIFICALLY. YOU WILL NEED THIS FOR YOUR CLAIM IF THEY REFUSE
TO LET YOU MARK YOUR ROAD TICKET OFF AND GIVE YOU A NEW SHORT TURN
AROUND TICKET. AGAIN, SHORT TURN AROUND SERVICE MUST ORIGINATE FROM THE
HOME TERMINAL ON THE VERY FIRST CALL. DO NOT LET THEM TELL YOU THAT YOUR
TRIP IS ORIGINATING FROM THE HOME TERMINAL. YOU MUST BE CALLED TO WORK
FROM YOUR HOME TO REPORT TO YOUR HOME TERMINAL TO BE CLASSIFIED AS
SHORT TURN AROUND SERVICE!

ARTICLE 57.  ROAD SERVICE.  READ SECTION 5! ROAD TURN AROUND SERVICE. 
THE MOST IMPORTANT NOTE HERE IS PARAGRAPH 1. THE MILEAGE MUST EXCEED 35
MILES FROM THE HOME TERMINAL TO RELEIVING POINT. IF IT DOES NOT IT IS IN
VIOLATION OF THE AGREEMENT. THE COMPANY AVOIDS THIS ARTICLE LIKE THE
PLAGUE! THEY ARE NOT SUPPOSED TO CALL YOU AS A J-JOB FOR THESE TRAINS.
THEY ARE TO BE ISSUED AS "R" JOBS AND YOU WILL BE PAID FOR EVERY TRIP
YOU MAKE.
ROAD CREWS WHO ROLL IN FROM THEIR AWAY FROM HOME TERMINAL WETHER THEY
ARE DEADHEADED OR NOT ARE TO BE GIVEN A NEW TICKET FOR EVERY TRAIN THEY
GET INCLUDING PAY FOR THE DEADHEAD. YOU ARE NOT IN SHORT TURN AROUND
SERVICE! YOU ARE ORIGINATING FROM YOUR AWAY FROM HOME TERMINAL!

READ....READ....READ THESE ARTICLE THOROUGHLY. CARRY A COPY OF THEM
WITH YOU AT ALL TIMES. IF THE DTO OR CHIEF REFUSES ANY INBOUND
UNASSIGNED ROAD FREIGHT CREW THE ADDITIONAL TICKETS THEY RIGHTFULLY
DESERVE YOU SHOW THE ARITLCE TO YOUR SUPERVISORS. WHEN YOU SEND IN YOUR
CLAIM BE SPECIFIC AS TO WHO YOU SHOWED IT TO AND WHO REFUSED TO ISSUE
ANOTHER TICKET TO THE CREW. ROAD CREWS ARE BEING WHIPPED AND BEAT
BECAUSE OF THE MANPOWER SHORTAGES ON THE EXTRA BOARDS. NO CREW WANTS TO
BE AWAY FROM HOME 24-48 HOURS AND THEN AFTER A LONG TRIP HOME TOLD THEY
HAVE MORE TRAINS TO WORK AFTER THEY GET TO THEIR HOME TERMINALS AND
THEY ARENT GOING TO RECIEVE ONE RED CENT FOR THE EXTRA WORK THAT THEY
ARE FORCED TO DO. TERMINAL LIMITS HAVE NOTHING TO DO WITH THE TRIP
RATED MILES. A TERMINAL COULD EXTEND 10 MILES PAST YOUR ENDING
ADVERTISED TRIP LOCATION AND MILES YOU ARE PAID TO TRAVEL. DO NOT LET
THE SUPERVISORS SNOW BALL YOU WITH THE OLD " YOUR WORKING IN YOUR
TERMINAL LIMITS CRAP"! YARD CREWS AND EXTRA BOARD CREWS ARE SUPPOSED
TO BE USED FOR THESE SO CALLED TERMINAL LIMITS JOBS. IF THEY ARE NOT
AVAILABLE THEN ROAD FREIGHT CREWS ARE TO BE PAID AS STATED IN THE
AGREEMENT.

IF YOU DONT GET PAID PUT IN A TRIP ADJUSTMENT CLAIM FOR THE EXTRA MILES
WORKED BEYOND YOUR ADVERISED TRIP RATE. IT DOESNT MATTER IF IT IS JUST 5
MILES. EVERY MILE COUNTS! PUT IN A LAP BACK CLAIM FOR GOING BEYOND YOUR
ENDING LOCATION AND REVERSING BACK IN ANOTHER DIRECTION TO YOUR ORGINAL
END TRIP LOCATION. YOU HAVE ADVERTISED LIMITS AND SPECIFIC MILES. BE
CLEAR AND SPECIFIC ON YOUR CLAIM AS TO WHAT THEY MADE YOU DO AND
WHERE.

LETS WORK TOGETHER HERE BROTHERS AND GET THIS ABUSE NIPPED IN THE BUTT
NOW. GET THESE CLAIMS IN. READ YOUR ARTICLES . FILE A CLAIM FOR EVERY
ARTICLE THAT IS VIOLATED. YOUR LOSING YOUR AGREEMENT RIGHTS AND YOUR
PROTECTED WORKING CONDITIONS. QUIT COMPLAING ABOUT CLAIMS NOT BEING
PAID BECAUSE YOU JUST WANT THE MONEY. CLAIMS ARE THERE TO MAKE THE
CARRIER PAY A PENALTY FOR VIOLATING OUR AGREEMENT. THEY ARE NOT THEIR
TO SUPPLEMENT YOUR INCOME. YOU WANT TO STOP HAVING YOUR TAIL ENDS
WORKED OFF AFTER A LONG HARD TRIP AND TIME OFF AWAY FROM HOME THEN FILE
AS MANY AGREEMENT VIOLATIONS CLAIMS AS POSSIBLE. OTHERWISE YOU ARE JUST
GOING TO HAVE TO LEARN TO LIVE WITH IT!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 1-10 years
Posted: 10 July 2015

CSX is a horrible place to work. Cut jobs and then more jobs until yard
jobs are being annulled or calling men off an assigned job on their off
days to run road trains. Priority trains sitting in the yard because
there are no rested crews to be found. I guess that's is the CSX way
of effiency these days.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 10 July 2015

Donald Trump For President:

Lets get rid of all this political correctness Bull Shit that's
ruining our country!

Name: ralph lambert
E-mail: carylabelguy@yahoo.com
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 09 July 2015

I shit rain bows! I am compleatly insane. Slipping through the
background check is easy as pronounced by all you bubuahs with dog
boxes and or rebel flags in the back of your trucks.Most engineers want
pilots because they don't know there ass from a hole in their ass and
not because of their conductor. most engineers yell at there conductors
because of the pain in their virginas! They could just help their buddy
and not put him on blast! We are all on the same team. For fuck sake!
Lets work together.

Name: ralph lambert
E-mail: carylabelguy@yahoo.com
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 09 July 2015

Chuck Kerston, Train master at Taft yard in Orlando is a big stud muffin
and a great guy to work for! we are both fans of Mr.Pickles!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 09 July 2015

I want to start off by saying I was wrong. now my story. I was a bout to
yard a train at moncrief yard in Jacksonville FL. I was told to talk to
a remote job and what track to go into. The dispatcher lined me into
the wrong track and I got into a different remote zone. I was on a
restricking so we were fucked!The conductor and I job briefed but when
we we went a different direction we thought we remembered the yard
wrong. bottom line 45 days off and I keep hearing how lucky I am! With
wait time I will be off about 2 months.There was no near miss. There
was no damage of equipment. Part of my plee was that I would wittness
against the dispather but I never got another letter so I guess he
pleed out also. Remember, you can be lined wrong and if it is a
restricting signal; you are screwed.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 07 July 2015

For various reasons, management bastards take care of their own.

If a rotten supervisor gets removed & elects to stay in csx management
(have seen it many times), he/she can end up in a more desirable
position in a more desirable (to them) location.

Name: News Flash
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 07 July 2015

Hey CSX

EVERYONE knows that your lawyers and your public relations department
monitors this site everyday. Did it ever occur to you that maybe there
just might be something going on with the conduct of this trainmaster
by the name of Edwards. Have you ever seen any post about other
supervisors that were so vile and full of pure hate. There hasn't been
just one or two, but several over the last year. The whip and beat
mentality and the "IM THE BOSS AND ITS YOUR WORD AGAINST MINE
MENTALITY" has earned this character a death wish to hell numerous
times. So please explain how you intend to look into this. You have an
ethics policy don't you? You have to have received complaints through
your ethic hotline. Just how do you handle a supervisor that obviously
has a serious personality problem and cant handle dealing with people? 
Just curious what steps the company takes to control the damage with the
public and customers after they have read all these post!

Name: Get A Life
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years
Posted: 06 July 2015

Sexual harassment with a minor is public record and the perpetrator
would be required to register as a sexual offender. Since this is
public record, Donny (Donald) Workman is not on any sexual predator
list. Also, reports are public and can be obtained from the public
recorders office of any claims against him. There is no such record as
this is a falsified claim against him. This is a pathetic story made up
by "adults" to try and ruin someone's life.  This is a lible act that
Donny may now prosecute.  The truth always comes out in the end. Made up
story vs FACTS.

Name: used
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 01 July 2015

AVON SUCKS!!!
 

Csx sucked yesterday, toady and will again tomorrow. Still raping the
agreements. Still abusing road crews. Been pulling them out of hotels
and making them dog catching bitches when they have extra board crews
available to do THEIR WORK. SOB'S calling crews out of hotel to dh
home on a J Ticket and then refusing to pay the claims that are due
them when they got a shit load of lap back miles and busting their
balls while extra board guys stay home and sleep. Havent seen the
unions do a damn thing about it yet. This J JOB bullshit has got to
stop. Stealing us blind. Bullshit to sit in hotel for 25 hours to kill
your 6th start then J Job your ass when you finally get to come
home...... CSX SUCKS!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 01 July 2015

Just want to express my deep hatred for that fat fuck worthless piece of
shit Brian(SHAMU)Edwards. Your a poster boy for your dad should've blew
his load in your moms ass!!! I hope you meet a horrible tragic death you
cocksucker!!! I heard your wife likes to get gangbanged by at least 3
guys lol. Fuck you Brian Edwards!!!

Name: Fed up
E-mail: 
Employed as: Engine repair, for 1-10 years
Posted: 30 June 2015

Cumberland Locomotive Shop...what a disgrace. Operated with lies,fear,
idiots, and intimidation.James Brown and his clowns upstairs are liars
and incompetent fools. They hire managers that know nothing so they can
be their muppets. If u go upstairs to ask questions you run into the
first clown Candice and with her is sure to be the other incompetent
rude clown Gail. They don't know a thing, they are rude, arrogant,
ignorant, and plain stupid. They sit around talking smack on other
employees to make themselves feel better.
Next is the managers....all they know are numbers....safety doesn't
mean jack, although they preach the crap out of it. Only one good
manager there and that is Greg Amazqua. They rest of them jack wagons
are pretty much worthless.
Then you have James Brown upstairs, the holy one himself....he is
nothing but a liar, cheat, and a racist pig. Call ethics on him and
nothing gets done. He thrives on fear and intimidation. He ran the only
good person we had upstairs off, the one that knew everything and would
do anything to help you. We all miss Cindy Edwards and would do
anything to get her back. 
In conclusion, it's no wonder everyone is trying to leave Cumberland
Locomotive Shop. It used to be a great place to work.....Now it just
SUCKS!!!!!!

Name: BAT man
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 29 June 2015

To the former div rfe, the BAT strikes again! ...Big Ass Trains, lol.

Name: 
E-mail: Borlandkerry@gmal.com
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 1-10 years
Posted: 29 June 2015

I would like to hear comments stories about Dennis Rhodes.please feel
free to email me...thank you

Name: Ed 
E-mail: pidrfe@hotmail.com
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 28 June 2015

If you assholes block the crossing in Charon,georgia again for 30 mins
like you did tonight 6/28/15 around 9:00pm to meet a trailer train, I
can guarantee you want save any tine. As a retired division DRFE on NS
you had better line your engineers up better than that. I know the
difference between a emergency and a meet.

Name: Iced
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 26 June 2015

To anyone who hears the Bull about cost savings, cutting the fat or any
other terms that describe the efforts by CSX needs to look around.
There is nothing new to this BS strategy by CSX. Posturing for a take
over or whatever comes down the pipeline. Understand this, money can
sway a  good man to decide some really stupid decisions based upon
fear. Another takeover strategy, only means the sky will be falling
once again.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 25 June 2015

June 25, 2015

CSX SUCKS more than it ever has!

Now they are cutting jobs even if they can't move the freight!

Cutting back on crew packs!  what does that tell you?

Watch your paychecks!  This cheap ass hillbilly outfit has learned how
to count beans!

ENRON all over again!  Lets just get the stock price up.....LMAO!!!!!

If you fart, YOU ARE FIRED!!!!!!

Don't mark off sick because we won't have enough people to move the
freight.

CSX STILL SUCKS, always has, always will.

How come the other Class I railroads don't have this problem?????

Name: Evansville 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 23 June 2015

Easy fix, quit being greedy company sucks and say not qualified, let
them pay a yard or east end crew at Avon, you Avon guys been running
like those trainmasters lapdogs for years, hard to say not qualified
now, you think us evansville guys has never been to Kraft runner or
girl school,? Most of us worked up at Avon years ago, we know how to
get to those spots but we aren't scabs for a time slip, we say not
qualified, no matter if it costs us money cause we aren't scabs

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

Name: NO RESPECT
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 09 June 2015

Ripped off

You are 100% right. We have been sitting back and watching what has
been happening at Avon yard. The road crews who have set trip rate
miles are being forced to dog catch their own trains outside of their
advertised limits. The west end crews have been going into east end
territory and getting their own trains. They are also being forced to
TRAVEL as much as 10 miles lap back work to set outbound trains for
east end crews. The TMs and chiefs are refusing to give them tickets
for the extra miles they travel beyond their advertised miles. Every
damn one of them are saying its in terminal limits and its yarding
their trains. Its not yarding their train. Once they hit the receiving
yard that is supposed to be the end of the line. This terminal limit
crap is out of control. A crew was ordered the other day to go get
their train out east way past their job limits. When they said they
weren't qualified that far the TM got real shitty and told them they
were supposed to be qualified in the terminal. No crew on the west end
ever goes as far as they were ordered to go.  When asked if they were
going to get compensation for the work performed they were told no by
tm and chief. Again another crew forced up to 10 miles of work and no
compensation. Trip rates are a joke right now. Another thing we have
been noticing is when a west end crew dogs in so called terminal
limits
on a west end job, they never force and east end crew to go out and
get
it . They never force an east end crew to go get their own train. If
they say they aren't qualified out that far(8-15 miles)they let them
off.  Its starting to look like outright discrimination against west
end crews. This has been going on for years. If we have set trip rates
with set miles then any work done outside of those set miles should be
paid. This terminal bull crap is going to be a real nightmare for west
crews. Avon is pretending it is their yard limits and they have the
right to say anything done in terminal limits is yard work. 
The big question here is  WERE THE HELL IS THE UNION AND WHEN IS
SOMETHING GOING TO BE DONE!--------------------------------------
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Easy FIX Dumb Ass stop paying the mafia union. You need to get a set
and refuse to pay up, and that is something that is so above you and
the bros that follow the same worthless stream of Unionship. You can
not step up and refuse to pay simply because every one tells you to
never do that. So keep paying $1500.00 or more per year for NOTHING,
but respect from the rest of the FOOLS.

Name: Needing info
E-mail: 
Employed as: Yard Master, for 20-30 years
Posted: 19 June 2015

Got a question. Where in the world did this trainmaster David Benson
come from?  Is it true that he destroyed the terminal that his was at
last?  This clown is a nut job.

Name: Stockholder
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years
Posted: 15 June 2015

Leghorn
  

You must be new to this site or your a mole. Everyone knows pines is a
man. He has been posting on here so long no one really knows when he
started.

Now back to the touchy topic at hand that csx sure the hell doesn't
want flooding this website. Is this take over a real issue or not? Does
anyone have any concrete info. Last I heard someone higher up in the FRA
food chain said it was in the works but csx was pooling its funds and
getting ready for a fight. Cant base any investments on the rumor
mill....

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 15 June 2015

Don't know if its a he or a she but must have missed it's
medication....

Name: Foghorn leghorn 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Engine repair, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 14 June 2015

Who is Pines?  Is it a he or she?

Name: Love'em 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 14 June 2015

I just love CSX

Name: Combine forces
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 30+ years
Posted: 14 June 2015

Is cp buying us out?

Name: ?
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 13 June 2015

Other

If there is a merger or take over what will that do to our stock? I
don't know anything about investing. Would our stock drop or be rolled
into the new company at the same price? Could csx run the same as is but
as a division of the new company? Do you know what happened to contrails
stock when csx took over?

Name: Locomotion 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 13 June 2015

Well CSX did it again. Parkersburg W.V has a new trainmaster Mr.David
Benson. This guy is a walking circus. What's wrong with this guy? Lies
keep rolling out of his mouth. CSX must be proud of this one.  One dumb
little Oompa Loompa .....

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 12 June 2015

For everyone making comments hoping for the CP to come in?  I got news
for you, since Hunter Harrison took over, the employees hate the place.
 Watch what you wish for!

Name: Retired FRA Inspector
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years
Posted: 12 June 2015

$$$$:

When I retired, I sent a letter to my U.S. Senator that described how
FRA management did not support me when a CSX terminal superintendent
and his trainmaster began harassing and stocking me, and how I had to
call the local police to get them off my back. Since then I have had no
contact with the people I worked for nor do I care to. I only have
contact with one of the inspectors I worked with and he has recently
retired. FRA management really got into the pockets of the railroads
during recent years. Real regulatory enforcement is a thing of the
past. My friends are and always have been the union contract folks that
work for the railroads.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 12 June 2015

RE; $$$$

The renowned CEO [Hunter Harrison] of the Canadian Pacific entertained
a merger with the CSX a few moths ago and now recently. Ward said No!
And Hedge Fund managers will eventually get Ward ousted at the behest
of Harrison--who will then run the CSX for a brief period before he
picks a successor.
Harrison turned around the Canadian National and later retired until a
group of Hedge Fund managers lured him out of retirement to turnaround
the Canadian Pacific of which he has been very successful at doing.
I'd say Ward and his staff will be unemployed when the Hedge Fund
managers come calling soon. And there is a long shot of a possible
merger with the UP and CP with Harrison again running the show. It will
be the Hedge Fund manager's call. 
With all the whispers on Wall Street, CSX and UP has an over-supply of
managers that can easily be eliminated during a merger.

Name: $$$$
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for N/A
Posted: 12 June 2015

$$$$$$

Does anyone have any info on the rumor that the CN has been planning a
hostle takeover and has been unloading some of their lines for extra
cash.  Its being said that's why csx isn't paying its employees their
bargained pay because they are loading up to fight back... Anybody got
any info on this?

Hey retired FRA... your old department should know something about
this. You still have any connections?

Name: SP Eng. Retired
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 10-20 years
Posted: 12 June 2015

"Locomotive Eng.
Do you think it will be better with the merger of CN?........”

.....................................................................................

That all depends on which group of management gets control. Back when
the UPRR was gobbling up all the smaller railroads, they swallowed the
Missouri Pacific (MOP). After that, there was nothing but diarrhea for
years. After the MOP merger/takeover,seems as though there was too much
high end management. The UP offered an officer’s buyout. Turns out, all
the older more experienced managers were UP people, and they ended up
thaking the buyouts. What was left were younger MOP officer who got
control of the railroad. Things went downhill fast and the effects of
the MOP are still imbedded into the UPRR to this day. So, point being,
if the CSX gets control, things are pretty much going to be the way
they’ve been. Trust me, CSX peope will not go down without a war.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 12 June 2015

God please bring on the Canadian Pacific.......

Name: NO RESPECT
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 09 June 2015

Ripped off

You are 100% right. We have been sitting back and watching what has
been happening at Avon yard. The road crews who have set trip rate
miles are being forced to dog catch their own trains outside of their
advertised limits. The west end crews have been going into east end
territory and getting their own trains. They are also being forced to
travel as much as 10 miles lap back work to set outbound trains for
east end crews. The TMs and chiefs are refusing to give them tickets
for the extra miles they travel beyond their advertised miles. Every
damn one of them are saying its in terminal limits and its yarding
their trains. Its not yarding their train. Once they hit the receiving
yard that is supposed to be the end of the line. This terminal limit
crap is out of control. A crew was ordered the other day to go get
their train out east way past their job limits. When they said they
weren't qualified that far the TM got real shitty and told them they
were supposed to be qualified in the terminal. No crew on the west end
ever goes as far as they were ordered to go.  When asked if they were
going to get compensation for the work performed they were told no by
tm and chief. Again another crew forced up to 10 miles of work and no
compensation. Trip rates are a joke right now. Another thing we have
been noticing is when a west end crew dogs in so called terminal limits
on a west end job, they never force and east end crew to go out and get
it . They never force an east end crew to go get their own train. If
they say they aren't qualified out that far(8-15 miles)they let them
off.  Its starting to look like outright discrimination against west
end crews. This has been going on for years. If we have set trip rates
with set miles then any work done outside of those set miles should be
paid. This terminal bull crap is going to be a real nightmare for west
crews. Avon is pretending it is their yard limits and they have the
right to say anything done in terminal limits is yard work. 
The big question here is  WERE THE HELL IS THE UNION AND WHEN IS
SOMETHING GOING TO BE DONE!

Name: boxcar
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 07 June 2015

Earn it

YEAH MAN......WHAT YOU SAID!

Name: watchdogs
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years
Posted: 07 June 2015

Crews 

Does anyone know if it's true they are doing away with the yard jobs
at barr yard? Rumor is they said it was because they all sit on their
asses in the break room drinking coffee and refuse to work. Going to
make road crews coming in do the work on top of their trips. Not going
to pay them one dime extra. Is this true? Are road crews going to get
raped and abused and run into the ground.

Name: Silly blacks
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 06 June 2015

Keep crying about blacks being treated unfair... Blacks are lazy and all
they look for is a free ride. If it doesn't go their way they yell
rasicm. Get a life buck wheat. Nappy head looking Mr microphone head
freak...... Suck it up and do your job..  Csx gives more to the blacks
than whites because of the crying that they do..... Boo hoo

Name: ripped off
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 06 June 2015

WARNING

Heads up Great lakes division. You younger pups who are just coming in
are in for a big surprise. The union agreements are being changed with
side letters you don't know a thing about. The union is made aware 30
days in advance of any changes in work rules or conditions. The
division is being restructured to be one great big terminal and
everyone will be force to qualify in every yard. Avon crews are being
forced to qualify on the yard jobs at roselake yard. Even though their
home teriminal is avon(226) miles away. The conductor and engineer
agreements have set rules for using other crews from other terminal.
This is needed so the crews cant be used to death and set job limits
aren't violated. Its being changed. Avon yard is changing their so
called "yard limits" to a straight classification of terminal limits
so crews can be forced up to 15 miles out the yard to do yard work.
Road crews are going to be forced to travel 10-15 miles out of their
paid trip miles to yard a train in out lying sidings. The old transfer
yard is being revamped so all road and yard crews from avon can deliver
there in the "SO CALLED" new yard limits. There are at least 6 SSA and
conductor articles that are violated on a daily basis and claims are not
being paid. 
You better get a meeting together with ALL local chairman and get this
settled. General chairman better get on board. If this happens then you
better stop paying your union dues and throw out the current reign in
the union. Vote all of them out at the next election.

THIS ISNT A JOKE!  Look around you and see what is slowly happening.
Your job protection, seniority rights and working conditions are being
revamped while you are reading this!  Wake up!

Name: Amy
E-mail: Amy@homedepot.com
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 05 June 2015

I have an announcement to make.....

I shit taller than any of Marcello's tallest days.

That is all.

Name: Retired FRA Inspector
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years
Posted: 02 June 2015

Well said "Earn It." I suspect that "Big Whistle" is a CSX manager.

Name: Earn it
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 02 June 2015

Big whistle 

I sware to god if I see one more post about how good we are paid
without having a college education I'm going to puke. First, what do
you think the school is. How about the continuing education when rules
constantly change.  How about the yearly pod testing and classroom
testing. Just because we didn't attend some overblown school does not
mean we aren't entitled to good pay. I sold my soul, free time and
private family time for this job and deserve every dime I make. If you
didn't know, the turnover rate was 63% last year. Your theory people
would kill for this job is only half right. The ones who quit want to
kill someone before they quit! stop downgrading our skill and education
level just because we didn't attend any ivy legue college for this job.
Our yearly training is no different then what a teacher is required to
do. I just wish we could take a summer break away from some of the
children in upper management! A signed agreement is a signed agreement.
Constantly fighting for what you were promised is bullshit! Union or no
union. There is no honor in a handshake or a signed agreement with this
company. So pay us well! We deserve it.

Name: BigWhistle
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 02 June 2015

I can relate to everyone's frustrations concerning all things such as
denied claims and not following contract's. I do on the other hand see
that most are confused about the executive branch of CSX or any other
company. Oscar Munoz, Cindy Sanborn and Mike Ward don't care about
denied claims and broken contract claims stating we didn't get an
extra days pay. The main things they care about is the financial
success of CSX and it's investors. Train arrivals, departures,
velocity etc. They aren't dropping in to listen to whining. Operations
and the bottom dollar is the main reasoning and concern. Realize this
and you will sleep a lot better. Imagine the fact that if in not the
next round of negotiations you will lose claim codes. The system will
decide whether we are do it or not. Think outside the box. Union is
fading itself out. The BLE and UTU doesn't need the Govt or railroad
to phase them out. Technology just isn't an enemy at the control stand
or the coo pilots desk. The ear is raging on how you get paid, what you
get paid and how much you was overpaid. I try to think that I'm lucky
just to make 75,000 per year without a college education. You new guys
should feel lucky making 40,000. A lot of people would swap shoes in a
split second. Even when your getting screwed your still making good $.
Don't get spoiled.

Name: legal
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for N/A
Posted: 31 May 2015

Sick of it


Do you own stock with CSX. If you do then you are an investor. It
doesn't matter if you own one share. As an investor in CSX you fall 
under several different departments of ethics per the company.

First, find the CSX CODES OF ETHICS under investors. You are an
investor. Read all of it very carefully. To save you some time I will
post a small portion that addresses your situation.


Every CSX director, officer and EMPLOYEE(that includes you) must help
ENSURE that reporting of business and financial
information-computerized, paper or OTHERWISE-is accurate, complete and
TIMELY. This includes records of cost, revenue, time sheets, vouchers,
bills, PAYROLL and benefits records and regulatory data, among other
business information.

There are 7 topics addressed in this code of ethics policy. One that is
of most importance for denied claims is number two.
NEVER DELIBERATELY MAKE A FALSE OR MISLEADING ENTRY IN ANY REPORT OR
RECORD.

An earning statement is a report. It is also entered in the records of
the company. A denied claim that you know 100% for a fact is legitimate
and it is stated in writing on that statement that it is denied because
it is invalid should be handled as misleading and your union
representation should handle it as such. You as an investor also have
the right to bring this to the companies attention. Many would say this
is a gray area, but the writing in the ethics code is in black and
white. There are those who would argue that you must file everything
through your union representation first, but as an investor in the
company you need to make sure that any internal breakdown that may be
developing is brought to the proper department immediately. It is your
money and future that is invested and at risk. 

Fellow employees who have been denied pay for attending the mandatory
classes and are investors have a right to enforce these codes of
ethics. Waiting six months to get paid is an unacceptable business
practice. If a supervisor has stated that he/she has notified the
financial department of the problem and nothing has been done, then you
as an employee of CSX and an investor is obligated to inform the proper
department of the problem. This is your duty as stated in the codes of
ethics. Remember, it is your duty to help ensure that proper procedures
are being used and followed.

Name: WHAT???
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years
Posted: 31 May 2015

Hey other friend/family

Try reading the post below yours. What do you call that. A POST IDIOT!
Now if your wondering where the jerry springer smut is then maybe you
should try cable. Most of us are sick of that wasted space on here.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 1-10 years
Posted: 31 May 2015

I'm just wondering why no one posts here anymore? It's not like the
company socks any less....

Name: sick of it
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 31 May 2015

Conductors

I took the mandatory face to face class 2 months ago and still haven't
been paid for 1 of the days. I have heard a lot of people, engineers as
well, say they haven't been paid. Some went to the class in January
and only have been paid for 1 day. WHAT THE HELL IS WRONG WITH THIS
COMPANY! This crap has been going on for so many years it isn't even a
joke any more. I think we need to come together as a group and start
sending this stuff directly to board members homes. FORGET SENDING THIS
THROUGH OUR UNIONS.  I know for a fact that several have confronted
Harris and the assistant superintendent at Avon about this and they
have both said it has something to do with the new computer program
they had to use to get us paid. Why is it every time this company
changes their computer programs they screw the hell out of everything
every single time. Just like when they changed the way we received our
pay stubs in the mail. They made a mess of that for weeks before they
got their heads out of their arsses!  Come on people. Lets start
mailing this stuff to the board members. I bet they don't have a clue
what the hell is going on in this company and how big a joke the
finance department is. We don't have to go through the unions. We have
a right as stock holders of this company to notify the head of the
finance department about any discrepancies we find and outright gross
negligence. LETS GET ON BOARD WITH THIS. BUST THEIR MAILBOXES OPEN. THE
UNION IS SITTING ON THIS STUFF TOO LONG. IF WE ARENT PAID BY NEXT YEARS
CLASSES THEN WE SHOULD ALL BOYCOT THEM AND REFUSE TO ATTEND. THEY CANT
PULL ALL OF US OUT OF SERVICE. ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 30 May 2015

Don't we all just love this wisdom! 
Detroit is doing well, and Baltimore, and Chicago, and the US economy
is booming. Welfare is being reduced, wages are on the increase, and
everything is just wonderful, good thing the Democrats are running the
show. Not smart++++++ is called Ignorant by many.---------------------
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Name: Retired FRA Inspector
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years
Posted: 17 May 2015

Union railroad employees that vote for Republicans are extremely
simple
minded. Ronald (Howdy Duty) Reagan and the Bushes did everything in
their power to hurt unions and help corporations. They also did
everything they could to put Federal safety agencies in the pockets of
corporations and to prevent unions from having a voice in how those
agencies conduct business. I witnessed it first hand while at FRA.
Most
FRA inspectors were also Republicans and voted for the politicians who
tried to cut their pay and benefits time and time again. So to those
union members that keep voting for Republicans, try eating your guns,
bibles and flags when you begin starving to death. And then realize
that the Democrats weren't really trying to take those items away
from
you. Republicans just used your fear of that to get votes.

Name: Dong Bageley
E-mail: MikeyWardslapdog@csx.com
Employed as: M of W, for 1-10 years
Posted: 30 May 2015

"If you boys haven't realized it yet Cindy is Michael Wards
mistress"
Are you wrong and must not work for CSX. Cindy is a lesbian.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 10-20 years
Posted: 29 May 2015

If you boys haven't realized it yet Cindy is Michael Wards mistress,
lots of things are talked about in a hair salon! Also the attendance
policy is ridiculous, you have no life just to have a decent job!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 27 May 2015

Any new news on the dipshit Amtrak engineer ?......besides that he is a
gay exhibitionist......to bad for all you Amtrak engineers that are
real professional engineers......the camera is coming soon.....what a
shame for us all.....who in the hell hires these people anyway?.......

Name: Retired FRA Inspector
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years
Posted: 24 May 2015

Charles S. Johnson's Twitter account was suspended. I dug a little
further and discovered that he is a far-right racist bigot.

Name: IR
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 24 May 2015

Amtrak Engineer's Personal Issues:

There is an honest blogger that has all the details about the Amtrak
Engineer. 

Goggle: Charles S Johnson or gotnews.

This seems like a government cover-up! The feds knew exactly what
happened!

Name: Sick clown  
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 21 May 2015

Listen up girls... Now is your chance.. Big Micheal Ward and Cindy
sandborn will be traveling to a terminal near you.. Grow some balls and
tell them about the problems at the terminals .. If you want change then
let your voice be heard. Show these idiots how disgruntled we are. The
T&E employees are they're on worest enemies..you love crying about
problems but won't stand up for yourself. Keep hiding behind the
BLET/UTU ... Those boys are bought out ...period ..... Have a good day
ladies .

Name: Dong Bageley
E-mail: MikeyWardslapdog@csx.com
Employed as: M of W, for 1-10 years
Posted: 20 May 2015

2014 Chairman’s Award of Excellence Winners
Each year, CSX selects its Chairman’s Award of Excellence winners from
among individuals and teams of employees who have made a significant
contribution to the company’s performance. Their projects, some taking
years to complete, cover a wide range of endeavors.

For 2014, CSX recognized nine teams and one individual with this most
prestigious award. All of the winners and their projects reflect CSX’s
vision and core values as they drive improvements for our company and
its customers.

Following is a listing of the 2014 winners and their accomplishments.
Congratulations to all!

Station and Route Awareness Training Team
Scott Gray, terminal superintendent, Nashville
Scott Perret, assistant terminal superintendent, Nashville
Travis Shelton, road foreman of engines, Nashville
Meacham Bailey, manager-field training programs, Atlanta
Samantha Webb, manager-field training, Nashville

These individuals instituted the Station and Route Awareness Training
program, or START, for conductor trainees on the Nashville Division.
This innovative program establishes three days of one-on-one station
training for aspiring conductors during Phase Two of their on-the-job
training. Due in part on this program, the number of human factor train
derailments on the division decreased by more than 50 percent during a
year when the number of new-hire conductors increased by more than 50
percent. As a result START’s success, other divisions are now adopting
the program.

Name: 
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 19 May 2015

Oh my.....dumb & dumber coming to town......

Name: union
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Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 19 May 2015

HEADS UP AVON!!!


MUNOZ AND SANBORN ARE SUPPOSED TO BE IN AVON ON THE 27th. IF THEY HAVE
THE GUTS TO ACTUALLY HAVE A SIT DOWN WITH THE CREWS, DO NOT FORGET TO
POINT OUT THE SCREWING THAT IS BEING GIVEN TO THE WEST END CREWS. THE
CREWS WHO ARE BEING FORCED TO WORK OVER 10 MILES OUT OF THEIR
ADVERTISED JOB LIMITS. THE CREWS WHO ARE ON THE ROAD ALL DAMN DAY AND
AWAY FROM HOME AND THEN  HAVE TO COME HOME AND HOSTLE TRAINS FOR THE
REMOTES IN THE YARDS BECAUSE THEY CANT GO OUT OF THE YARD AREA. AND WE
SAY YARD AREA BECAUSE THE MANAGERS IN INDY CALL IT ALL TERMINAL LIMITS.
THEY ARE TRYING TO BLANKET THE ENTIRE INDIANAPOLIS AREA UNDER TERMINAL
LIMITS SO THEY CAN MAKE ALL ROAD CREWS TRAVEL TO THE OLD TRANSFER YARD
AND CRAWFORDSVILLE LINE TO SET OFF BLOCKS OF ROAD TRAINS AND SAY THEY
ARE IN THEIR RIGHTS TO DO SO BECAUSE THE CREWS ARE ASSIGNED TO DELIVER
TRAINS WITHIN THE TERMINAL LIMITS. THE TRIP RATES ARE SET. YOUR
DESIGNATED TERRITORY ON JOB ASSIGNMENTS ARE SET.  THEY ARE RAPING OUR
AGREEMENT AND THE UNION IS SITTING ON ITS ASS RIGHT NOW AS WE SPEAK AND
NOT DOING ANYTHING ABOUT IT. THE CREWS ARE DOING 200 MILES OF WORK ON
180 MILES OF PAY. THEY ARE USING US AND REFUSING FAIR PAY FOR OUR
LABOR! ITS ONLY GOING TO GET WORSE!
ASK THESE TWO HOW THEY CAN WORK THE CREWS LIKE DOGS, BABY THE REMOTES
AND RAPE OUT AGREEMENT AND FEEL GOOD ABOUT THEMSELVES. ASK THEM HOW CAN
THEY SIGN AN AGREEMENT AND THEN RENEGE ON EVERYTHING THEY SIGNED. ITS
GETTING REAL BAD OUT HERE PEOPLE AND YOU BETTER WAKE UP SOON. OUR UNION
IS JUST ABOUT GONE RIGHT ALONG WITH OUR UNION DUES AND THE COMPANY MAN
KNOWS IT. THEY HAVE BEEN CHIPPING AWAY AT OUR RIGHTS AND HAVE GOTTEN
AWAY WITH IT. BETTER WAKE UP!
THIS IS NO JOKE. YOU LIKE THROWING YOU MONEY IN THE SHITTER JUST TO
WATCH IT BE FLUSHED THEN GO AHEAD AND SIT ON YOUR BUTTS AND WATCH THE
WATER FLUSH! YOU BETTER START TALKING TO YOUR BUDDIES IN THE STEAL
WORKERS UNIONS AND SEE JUST HOW "SMART" THEY REALLY ARE. FIND OUT HOW
THEIR BOYS HANDLE THIS KIND OF ABUSE BY MANAGEMENT!

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Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 18 May 2015

Agree.
People\blue collar workers don't vote enough & if/when they do,
all too often they vote to eventually cut their own throat(s).
Can't ever seem to get it.

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Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 18 May 2015

Keep preaching to the Choir .....does no good. Sad & too bad.

Name: Retired FRA Inspector
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Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years
Posted: 17 May 2015

Union railroad employees that vote for Republicans are extremely simple
minded. Ronald (Howdy Duty) Reagan and the Bushes did everything in
their power to hurt unions and help corporations. They also did
everything they could to put Federal safety agencies in the pockets of
corporations and to prevent unions from having a voice in how those
agencies conduct business. I witnessed it first hand while at FRA. Most
FRA inspectors were also Republicans and voted for the politicians who
tried to cut their pay and benefits time and time again. So to those
union members that keep voting for Republicans, try eating your guns,
bibles and flags when you begin starving to death. And then realize
that the Democrats weren't really trying to take those items away from
you. Republicans just used your fear of that to get votes.

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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 16 May 2015

Guarantee you this....if there were two crew members in the cab of that
Amtrak train in Philadelphia .....never would have happened.....someone
should let the house of representatives leader know that .....oh he
probably does....he knows everything....just ask him.....if this
accident doesn't wake up America to what is happening in the railroad
industry then I guess nothing will....my wife asked me if I wanted to
ride Amtrak somewhere this year.....answer....NOWAY IN
HELL!!......idea....how about not spending billions overseas on an
idiotic war that will never end and spending the money here in the USA
to take care of US......must be quite embarrassing to be a politician
these days......

Name: 
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Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 15 May 2015

Amtrak accident:

Apparently, Amtrak had all the data including the camera focused on the
engineer. The camera probably showed the engineer accelerating the speed
of the locomotive. In a "legal" sense, if in fact Amtrak ascertained
that the accident was intentional, an apology is paramount in order to
mitigate [damages] and assuage the victims love ones [anger].

And now to politics:

Americans must come together and impose on our government to improve
America's infrastructure and not $TRILLIONS for the sake of Israel for
wars in the Middle East!

Name: CSX long time disgusted slave
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 15 May 2015

Investigative Reporter is a troll!

His comment doesn't even make sense. As If the Engineer would/could
make  a name for himself by what? Being reckless? Stupid? As others
have said don't jump to conclusions. If he can't remember what
happened its probably because he microsleeped. An unfortunate
consequence of sleep deprivation. Which is an all too common problem in
this industry. An industry that had the benefit of a work force that
commonly had people willingly working 80 hours a week (greed factor)for
decades. But that wasn't good enough for the greedy basterds in charge.
They had to make medieval attendance policies to close any gaps where a
guy could mark off when he had enough, and needed a day or two to
recoup, and get rested or just plain caught up with the personal
necessities of life (you know, food shopping, laundry, etc.etc.) then
there's the issue of 1 man in the cab. The fact that this has gone on
for so long without the Public and Unions demanding an immediate end to
this insanely dangerous policy is mind boggling. Just think how that
would play out in the Airline Industry if they had 1 man flight crews.
And every 6/8 months a plane fell out of the sky killing everyone on
board. Because the pilot had some sort of health failure/lapse, and the
computer just didn't quite get the job done in his absence.

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

Amtrak wreck:

The young engineer was going twice the allowable speed and was
obviously trying to make a name for himself!

The feds have been pondering the idea of completely isolating train
crews from management for better oversight.

The German Pilot Effect (copy cat crime) maybe?

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

CSX is a great company to work for.

Name: LC
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Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 09 May 2015

Watchdog 
sorry but it won't do any good to key your radio mic if your fellow
crew member is the only one in hearing distance. Not all divisions
record all radio traffic either. The Chicago division is an example of
one who doesn't record in all areas. The crews are not protected. The
supervisors know this and have even been reported as gloating about it.
They know it is your word against theirs. This is a topic of hot
discussion with the unions. Hopefully there will be a change soon. This
won't prevent the mentally challenged supervisor from fabricating false
charges but it is a step towards better protection. If upper management
didn't demand mandatory failures this whole mess wouldn't exist but
they do so until our unions can put a  protection plan in place that
works do whatever it takes to protect yourself and your job.

Name: watchdogs
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Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years
Posted: 08 May 2015

Pay attention!!!    

GLDV! Due to the extensive testing that is being done on supervisors
this month it has been brought to our attention that some supervisors
are going to the extreme. One tm in particular on the west side is
going to far. This would be one by the name of Edwards. It is being
reported he is obsessed with busting crews with the 25 foot rule. Make
sure you are no closer than 50 feet at all times. Without video
protection you have no way of protecting yourself from trumped up
charges.  

What is more disturbing is this supervisor was recently heard telling a
crew member that he had been following is that he was .."THE HARDEST
CONDUCTOR TO GET"!
this comment is not only unethical and unprofessional but borders
admission of deliberately stalking crews to hand out failure charges.
Do not give him any room to wiggle in. If he approaches you make sure
you have another crew member present during all conversations. If
necessary key your radio mic as a source of protection. If you are
wrongfully accused or verbally intimidated immediately notify the
ethics department. There is no place in the company for a supervisor
with this kind of malicious intent!

Name: Blah
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Employed as: M of W, for 10-20 years
Posted: 07 May 2015

L&N Dispatcher and Mr. Robert Pines,

Fellas....

L&N,
why do you continue to argue with this guy for all these years... why
do you care... Who cares???

Pines,

Dude keep taking advantage of this short sighted ass railroad and
continue to use it to your benefit.

But Guys... lets move on.. or you two meet up and either fight or
f*ck... but get over it!

Name: whocares
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Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 07 May 2015

I simply enjoy how every time this company tries to make my job/life
harder that I just take it out on them in some unknowingly but
gratifying way that makes me feel the score is even. Thank you.

Name: 
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Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 07 May 2015

East St. Louis Safety Committee: Jacksonville's Pride or Failure

At this location there is a "no stings attached" attitude when it
comes to marking off in the"name of safety". Whether you are the
union safety coordinator, the red block captain, or the critical
incident person you can mark off. These employees have been abusing the
system and why not? Some have held these positions past the appointed
years with managements blessing.

Union agreements mean absolutely nothing when it comes to marking off
safety if you know the right people. It's time for new ideas! Can you
cite ANY accomplishments at that location in the past few years?

Here are some examples of the abuse by a few members of the safety
committee:
-Excessive amounts of safety days taken by a future train master and
current union safety coordinator.
-Marking off for a safety feed when there isn't one!
-Marking off for safety, collecting big money, to help the terminal
manager move!
-Marking off for safety, collecting big money, for an all expense paid
trip to a RISQUE bar. SWEET!
-Never posting safety feeds for all of the employees to see. Leaving
only that special few to attend!
-Going month's at a time without posting the minutes for all to see.

The employees are the ones responsible for all the years of injury free
days there!
Who is responsible for approving all of these safety days?
Does that location operate on a safety budget?
Do they have the largest safety budget on the division?
Does anybody else see what's going on there?
Is anybody watching?
Someone please STOP the ABUSE!

Name: 
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 07 May 2015

Been in engine service for over 10 years now......got woke up at 3 am to
report for duty to be a FLAGMAN at 5 am......CMC at it's best.....what
a proud group that must be down in Jacksonville......party on
CMC........

Name: 
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Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 06 May 2015

I need a lawyer for being discriminated against for have a
disorder/disabilty Im in the midwest this is leading to termination...
Please get with me asap or let me know of any good union lawyers

Name: 
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 05 May 2015

How about shedding some more fat off the management bone as well....

Name: 
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 05 May 2015

Get on board.....the furlough train has arrived.....

Name: RULES 101
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Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years
Posted: 03 May 2015

News

Your new sheriff obviously needs to read his rule books. ALL OF THEM if
he is pulling someone out of service for minor radio rules.

Three step protection is addressed in the safeway book dated July 1,
2012. How 3 step protection is applied is discussed as well as the
mention that will be requested verbally. However, there is no
discussion on how that verbal communication will be done. The rule is
clearly printed under TS-15.

As for positive identification, once again it is explained in the rules
book under section 10 subsection 1006.
There is no gray area as stated. If you are switching, classifying or
doing other similar operations, after communicating positive
identification ONCE you can use short identification. It clearly states
you will use locomotive number but IT DOES NOT describe how you will
perform the remainder of your SHORT IDENTIFICATION. The bigger question
here that is a gray area is WHEN are you required to use positive
identification. Does it state clearly without a doubt when you are to
use positive identification? NO IT DOES NOT. The rule only states
"when required to use positive identification" under this section of
the rules book.

You are right when you suggested that the crews contact the operations
department and get this settled immediately. Hopefully the person that
was pulled out of service for this matter will open the can of worms
that is needed to get the procedure published in writing. Unfortunat