CSX-Sucks!

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: 
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Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 18 January 2018

Conductor 1-10 senior may junior must.

Name: 
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Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 18 January 2018

Do something about all this, you 10-20 year idiots!

Name: 
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Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 18 January 2018

APE 20-30 
What are the line segments being offered for sale in regards to your
post?

Name: 
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Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 18 January 2018

They make big announcement of layoffs to appease the share holders. At
same time bring people back threw the back door silently.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 18 January 2018

Read on the street that CSX revenue is down,and the only thing that is
propping up shares is cutting where ever CSX can. And sales of what
ever they can sell. After that if revenue does not pick up I can
foresee that the stock will start to decline. Foote is no genius, the
waves he is making,might sink his own boat!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 18 January 2018

Hearing the CSX line segments for sale or lease are being finalized and
will be sent to G&W, Omnitrax, Watco along with others within the next
two weeks.

Name: Cp
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Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 18 January 2018

Managers that quit and got fired under Hh. They had trouble fill any of
these jobs because of the negative treatment. Now that they canít find
no one they are hiring the managers back that quit and got fired. And
what I also heard they laid out certain conditions before they accepted
to come back. Amazing!Creal really desperate!

Name: Karma
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 18 January 2018

As a note, according to Federal Law, (not the CSX Kangaroo court)
Individual employees can also be held accountable for harassing or
disciplining employees for using FMLA according to there Dr. approved
leave. With this being said, make sure the Attorney also goes after not
only CSX, but all employees involved in the investigation process.
i.e... the manager of FMLA who makes the decision to charge said
employee and the CSX Manager who signs the charge letter.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 18 January 2018

Ape

Can't disagree with your statement.   I do believe this insanity would
be going on with or without the snowflakes.   Ask are Canadian brothers
and sisters.   Whatever bs they put up.  It's when not if we will deal
with the same.   Most lower level managers will suck up the kool aid.  
They're now clerks, Rfe and janitors.   It won't be long before
they're T&E.

Name: Lived threw it
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Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 18 January 2018

I read article on here that more layoffs to come. I will tell you the
people that are left working. Management will get the whip out and try
to get double the work out of each employee. Call in sick more than
once every ninety days and you go for statements. We had guy miss three
shifts was fired from company. They monitored an employees production
and if they felt it was not good enough you where put on notice for
performance improvement. They want to run the place with as few
employees as possible without recalling anyone. Ya they had us under
the microscope and still do.

Name: 
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Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 18 January 2018

Truth is generations of hard working railroaders, fought hard and made
sacrifices for all employees to have the benefits that are in the
collective agreement. And takes a few cry baby snowflakes to fuck it
all up. Truth hurts!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 1-10 years
Posted: 18 January 2018

300 million paid out for 8 months
3000 jobs cut
Customers alienated
Boot program slashed
Property sold off
Locos stored
Cars stored 
Hump yards shutdown
Fmla scrutinized
Weather mark off abolished
Employees enduring undue hardships
Key employees pushed out
Internal investigation
100s cut back to craft
100s relocated
People doing 2,3 or more jobs
Local chairman being charged for Union buisness on property
2000 more suspected job cuts
Corporate tax cut
And a motherfucker wants to side with this company

Name: 
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Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 18 January 2018

Tell The truth LLoyd.

Name: 
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 18 January 2018

HR

System notice doesn't cover most not receiving their "Warning
Letters."   No matter your opinion doesn't change the facts.  
Different set of standards.

As far as a "bad train"  they're all the same.  I operate the
controls and very seldom ever leave the cab.  12 hrs running or 12 hrs
stopped  reading company rules.   All trains pay the same.  A "BAd
Train" is a new hire statement and opinion at best. 

No most don't care that one is off sick.   I make around $4000 a half.
Work about the same hours regardless who is or who isn't available.
The ones who do claim to care are wannabe TMs or LCs same mentality for
most part. They want to be in everyone's buisness. 

I have my time in so whatever happens to me I'll be fine.   Good luck
not being cut in 2018 by the company you so desperately defend.

Name: Lloyd
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Employed as: Brakeman, for 20-30 years
Posted: 18 January 2018

Hey HR, (if you're really HR or corporate) go fuck yourself.  Your
company abused all the employees with that bullshit attendance policy
first.  You wonder why people abuse fmla?  We get points for doctors
notes for god sakes.  You people have no clue in Jax.  I'm probably
just replying to a troll or a company suck ass but just in case you're
corporate, I hope every single employee continues to abuse and misuse
the program until you stupid mfers wanna come up with something
realistic!!!  Who's worse HR?  The company who abuses the employees or
the employees that abuse a broken system?  Now go do a sit n spin on one
of those rusty brake sticks you stole from us.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 18 January 2018

I find it hard to believe that a person would go threw all the trouble
of going to doctor etc. To use this fmla and the doctors have to take
some responsibility for going along with the miss use. And yes the
abusers do make it bad for people that have real issues and need the
program. I find it hard to take that a person would go threw all this
to avoid certain trains. Your not physically over worked in cab of a
unit. We inspect the trains in all kinds of weather. And just did our
jobs. Ya mechanical abuse it to. You donít know what you have till itís
gone.

Name: HR
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Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years
Posted: 18 January 2018

LOCO 30+

You are sadly mistaken. Every single employee had the ability to read
the system wide notices that were circulated on your computers at work.
The fact is that T&E employees are the worst for not reading their
required paperwork. You do not read notices because you are not
required to carry them. Do not deny this fact. There is a good chance
you never read a single notice.  A warning notice was on the system
that made it clear to everyone what the proper use of FMLA is and what
is considered misuse( using to extend off days or dodge jobs,etc.) You
know this is a fact. There are abusers out there. You for some reason
seem to think that it is okay since you obviously feel a need to defend
them. The facts still remain. You have abusers and they know who they
are. You complain about them but don't do anything to help correct the
situation.  CSX has had enough of the abusers. There is no doubt that
those employees who have stood back and watched these abusers reap the
awards of dodging horrible trains and jobs and extending their off days
are very happy that something is finally being done. Do you actually
think it is fair to other employees to have to pick up all the slack
and take that horrible job just to cover another who takes advantage of
the system?  I think not! We suggest you all start reading your notices.
Do not lie and say that you all do. It is a known fact that most of you
don't!

Name: mayIhaveAnother
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 18 January 2018

Day17 It be getting serious up in here.  To whoever mentioned B&O
Chairman has number to lawyer thanks. be calling today.  

HR let us know how you feel when you get cut in 2018
That be some funny stuff right their

RRJ
OG what up hadnt heard from u

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 18 January 2018

There is no cure for Stupid!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 18 January 2018

A picture is worth a thousand words. Donít be surprised that CSX wonít
hire investigators to lock on to some abusers. They just follow the
person and tape them,insurance companies compinsation board. They have
tape on people they feel are abusing it. Your only safe in your house.
Your wide open once you leave the house and they can use gps from your
phone.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 18 January 2018

hr

aiding and abetting their
employees in breaking the law is to do something about it.

You have been drinking the kool aid for a while. 

Not everyone received warning letter prior to.  so thanks for that.

Honest suspicion is all they have. Without proof such as video,witness
or social media they are wasting their time. Pattern or excess doesn't
hold up. Should have asked for a recert or 2nd and 3rd opinion. 

P.S Let us know how you feel when your job is cut in 2018

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 18 January 2018

Thank you for the information regarding the waiver, just as I
suspected.

I also agree to NOT sign the waiver. Doing so is almost certain
termination if one was to ever be investigated for FMLA abuse again. It
also takes away all ability to sue, because you'd be admitting you did
abuse your leave.

I'm on my third twelve month period of FMLA intermittent leave, and I
have NEVER received any "warning letters" concerning my actual use of
FMLA leave. I know of those who have, though.

CSX also requested me to re certify my FMLA leave due to an increase in
the usage estimated by my health care provider. Not only did I complete
the re certification paperwork(which has already been approved by the
FMLA department), I had my health care provider write a letter stating
my leave during the time period of the charge letter was in fact for my
personal serious condition. Still no word from the company.

As for the "honest belief" claim in defense of a retaliation lawsuit,
it's really hit or miss, when you search online for the outcome. In a
nutshell, the defense is that the company had an honest belief of FMLA
abuse, and even if they are wrong, they can't be held liable in a
retaliation lawsuit. BUT, everything you read online shows examples of
where the company had some sort of actaul proof the leave was being
misused. In our case, the only proof the company has is that leave was
taken. Not that it was taken for other reasons, just taken period.
During a certain time frame. I don't think it works that way. Neither
does my lawyer.

Best of luck to all involved. Please keep others in the loop as to
what's happening. 

My lawyer is aware of all this. He has advised me on how to proceed if
the investigation is completed. I have plenty of money to wait this
out, even if it takes years. I will admit to nothing.

Name: HR
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Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years
Posted: 18 January 2018

kitten

Cant understand the thought process? How about corporate office
watching their employees for two years and finally realizing they were
not just abusing their FMLA but breaking federal law. How does an
employer stop this? They send out several notices warning the employees
about abusing the FMLA federal program. Don't even start with your
nonsense on how the company is at fault for this. The only way to stop
the abusers and keep from being charged with aiding and abetting their
employees in breaking the law is to do something about it. They are
well within their rights to pull those who marked off during the
Christmas holiday and investigate whether or not they violated federal
law. You don't think the company is keeping records of how many people
take FMLA the day before their off days? How about the ones who take it
every single pay day. How about the ones who took off for the super
bowl. How about the ones who take off every fourth of July and so on.
Not to mention the ones who have set a pattern of marking off when they
are lined up for an unpopular train. DO NOT pretend that you don't know
this is happening. You and all your fellow employees know it.
Supervisors have heard all of you complaining and talking about your
fellow employees behind their backs yet as soon as the company takes a
stance you want to back them and act like your their best friends. Yes,
there may be some that have a legitimate reason for being off on the
Christmas holiday and they will be exonerated and reimbursed for lost
wages. Those who abused it will be the first examples of employees who
will be disciplined for abusing a federal program. It is a shame that
people have to take advantage of everything they can for their own self
interest and then when these bad apples bring attention to those who are
innocent they suffer the least and the innocent suffer the most.
Dishonesty has caused this problem. We suggest the next time you know
one of your employees is breaking the law and misusing a federal
program that you warn him/her and make it clear you wont stand for
anymore attention being brought down on the innocent by standers.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 18 January 2018

offered 30 day actual suspension.  With time served going against it.  
They wanted me to admit I abused my leave.  I did no such thing.  I've
proof on to top of my certification.   So I told them there was no way
I'd be signing a waiver.   There were others also I dont know if any
took their waiver.

Also we had several in the last year who received "warning letters"
stating they were using their leave not for its intentions. 
conclusion they are holding all who didnt receive said letter at a
different standard.  Be sure to tell your lawyer about these warning
letters that werent received.

They are trying to build their case on an Honest Suspicion.  Which if 
they can it's near impossible to bring charges against them.  Non
union places of employment can fire let go their employees for almost
any reason.  The union shields us of this. So the honest suspicion rule
is all they have.  
Only use your leave for it's intentions. Never post on social media.
never talk to co-workers about your leave.  Never forecast leave. 
dont do anything that could be videotaped an used against you. Your co
workers will hang you if given a chance.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 18 January 2018

To whomever that was offered a waiver, would you care to elaborate on
the specifics of said waiver?

My investigation was over a week and a half ago, which was postponed
after I submitted documentation from my health care provider regarding
my FMLA use during the time period covered in the charge letter. My
postponement date is still over a week away, and no word from the
company concerning the documentation I provided.

Thanks in advance.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 18 January 2018

Kitten


I was offered a waiver.   I believe several have been too.

Name: 
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Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 18 January 2018

Give them a call.   3rd parties can also file an anonymous complaint.




https://webapps.dol.gov/elaws/whd/fmla/13.aspx

Name: 
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Employed as: Car repair, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 18 January 2018

Anyone hear they are selling New York lines?

Name: Kitten
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Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 17 January 2018

Has anyone filed a complaint with dept. of labor or contacted an
attorney over Fmla?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 17 January 2018

I kept job at cp after all the cuts. When they do this. Management will
run the shit out of guys left. You get bitter real fast.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 17 January 2018

https://www.news4jax.com/money/csx-report-revenue-down-profits-up-more-layoffs-coming


Possible 2000 more layoffs

Name: Mayihaveanother 
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 17 January 2018

Day16. Still no word from the man.   I think I'm gonna build snow slide
coming off my roof today.   I'm gonna have it going right into my pool.
  Do a little polar plunging.   soup sandwich

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 17 January 2018

Flood them today. Don't wait to see what happens.  It's been two
weeks.   CSX and your Union doesn't care that you were wrongfully
accused. 
They don't care that your living on unemployment.     The complaint is
anonymous and even if it wasn't they would not come after you. 
That would be their great downfall.

https://webapps.dol.gov/elaws/whd/fmla/13.aspx

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 17 January 2018

Iím a long term railroader. Lived pay check to pay check,got a book as
gift trading for dumbies, read it learnt a lot. I opened up a trading
account started investing. Itís been twelve years now and I have made
great money. I buy ETF s and they pay good dividend I donít put much
money in the bank it is all invested making me money every day. I only
invest in solid companies. No long shots or risky stuff. Capitalism is
great,if you canít beat them join them. It is not that hard to become a
stock trader from home. I donít trust broker with my money they move it
around to much and charge you bullshit fees. Anyone can sit on the
fence and complain about everything. You are the author of your own
life. Good luck.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 16 January 2018

csx cuts the jobs of thousands of employees and they get a tax cut that
real fair and all those employees or as management calls them units or
wall street thinks of as something to scrap off there over priced shoes
are people with families and are tax payers who always get screwed over
by the system and the fat cats at wall street and now its mantle ridge
turn to screw over thousands and make them selves even more wealthy at
the expense of the hard workers at csx or as they call them units and
for those doing there dirty work your nothing more than a unit to them
and a expense that one day you to will find your self on the other side
of and find out how it feels when you get screwed over by the ass holes
that you have followed so blindly

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 16 January 2018

Investigation still going on of senior executives. On giving Hh 84
million dollars and deal he received. That is a lot of money for
nothing in return, but headaches and loss of business and disruption to
customers. Now that CSX will save millions on new tax tax bill. Iím
looking forward to see if new ceo. Will right the wrongs that Hh
created.

Name: 
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Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 16 January 2018

With trumps tax bill it should bring more manufacturing jobs back to
USA. As this happens these products have to be shipped. I feel as an
investor that is is going to be a good news story for the railroads. Hh
plan is going to get scrapped and the newer people if smart will make.
The right changes to make CSX rock again.

Name: Mayihaveanother 
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 16 January 2018

Day15 show trial cancelled again.

Name: RRJim
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 16 January 2018

loco

There has always been some who run up on any call they get. That's
nothing new. I wouldn't call them traitors? Just Hogheads. Furloughs
during winter has been going on forever. Never made sense seeing winter
can get the railroad down to a crawl with lots of recrews etc.... I
don't know if they still have furlough boards. The call sequence if
one was established to fill a vacancy use to be extra board, furlough
board, then LE/conductor oldest to youngest. Furlough boards allowed
someone to maintain benefits, pay into RRB, and you only claimed the
day(s) worked on the unemployment. Furlough boards were also used for
jobs like sweeping switches during winter. It wasn't the best job but
there wasn't any HOS attached to it. If a person wanted to do 24 hours
they could. It paid the bills. I got furloughed every December 23rd then
called back in March or April depending on how bad the winter had been.
That would of went on till I got enough seniority around 10-12 years. I
did a transfer after 4 years and luckily never got furloughed again.

Name: 
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 16 January 2018

I know Brown. This is a fake post.

Name: MayInothaveanother
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Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 16 January 2018

Yo - a few things.. I know .. 1) no one on here sent my posts to Human
Resources especially the one with my investigation time and date and
not by the people I called gay or wives with swinging dick 2) and I am
not .. I repeat .. I am not .. afraid of losing my job due to that
despite being warned ... I abused FMLA because it is ok to do 3) I am a
highly marketable employee in the workforce if you can tell by proper
English and grammar 4) wait... I am dead wrong about everything and
those snow forts will come in handy to live in when I canít make rent
and those woman will not let me stay with them because I donít have a
job

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 16 January 2018

I believe in your collective agreement,you get paid bereavement leave
for immediate family. Uncle are not immediate family.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 16 January 2018

Jared Brown you just admitted to misusing FMLA isnít not intended to be
used to mark off for a death in the family. Sure hope u donít tell them
that in your investigation.

Name: Jared Brown 
E-mail: Jaredbrownblet121lr@gmail.com 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 16 January 2018

So csx says I'm a liar, that I miss used FMLA because I marked off over
Xmas. What csx doesn't know is I had 2 two not 1 one but 2 family
members die the week of Xmas. Both uncle's one died on 122017 and just
3 days later another died. So I get woke at my away from home terminal
to a woman telling me "Mr Brown you are being pulled from service,
have a nice day" yes she actually said have a nice day. Remember not
to judge your brother's and sister's for using fmla, you don't know
what's going on in their lives.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 15 January 2018

Mayihaveanother you might want to look up hunters widow, bet she is
looking for new man.Shes 73 Iím sure you could put up with a few
ripples and wrinkles. She is cashed up good catch. Go for it.

Name: Highball
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 15 January 2018

What is the stock price? Wait...it's still up...weird.  Trains are
running....

Name: loco
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 15 January 2018

cool mo D/may I have another


Both of you get the hell off of here. Your just wasting space with your
immature petty crap.  MayIhaveanother.  Thought you got the message from
hogger.  They probably already know who you are and are just laughing
their arsses off at how long you are going to be off and what they are
going to do to retaliate against you. Your continuous jokes are just
goating them.  Get a clue.


TM...you are right. The trains are running. The railroad does this
every winter. Cut the boards and pools to the bare minimum and furlough
just before the holidays to get out of holiday pay. Anyone and everyone
out here knows they do this. What you failed to mention is the ones
that are left are run into the ground. Get ready to get a 6 start and
you leave them in the hotel just long enough to rest their starts. You
can get away with this because every year you fool the customers into
believing its the weather that's causing all the delays. We all know
the real truth. The only thing saving your arsses is the idots who kiss
your arsses and step up for every phone call they get. If they laid down
and told you go take a flying f...k you would be in trouble.  Are you
giving these traitors gift cards or thanks awards? Are you giving them
extra tickets? You have to be promising them something to get them to
cross the line and stab their fellow employees in the back.  What are
you giving them?????

Name: Mayihaveanother 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 15 January 2018

Cool mo d

You prolly the  homosexual just can't admit it to yo self.     It's
all good to each his own. 
call eap if you need someone to talk to before coming out they're
there to help my gay brother.  Peace be to you

Name: Cool mo D
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 15 January 2018

Nope sorry your not and FAGS can get married now by law and adopt kids 
so what's the hold up

Name: Mayihaveanother 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 15 January 2018

Cool mo dildo

Better get to work only 360 more payments on that double wide Trailer.

Name: Mayihaveanother 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 15 January 2018

I made over 90 grand in 2017.  No wife no kid no bills.  I'm sure I'm
better off than you dog.

Name: Cool mo D
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 15 January 2018

Mayihavenever, isn't your minutes getting low on your Obama phone hope
so. Also you have 15 days till your next check and food stamp card.

Name: Mayihaveanother 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 15 January 2018

TM


****************You a Bitch********************


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          * * **.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 15 January 2018

To the one who made the comments the trains are still running you are
nothing more than a company suck ass it is people like you that made
csx such a mess and for those that are doing others work on your own
thinking your just saving your own ass your no better than the suck ass
managers that bully you into doing it you all deserve each other.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 15 January 2018

MLK day = Fmla Day cheers to u all

Name: TM
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 15 January 2018

Other


Are you blind?  Are the trains running? Are the locals doing their
work? Maybe they are all behind schedule but the trains are running.
The customers are doing what they always do. Wait! They have been
dealing with this horse and pony show for years and know how it works.
The work force was cut and the trains are still moving. Maybe not as
scheduled but they are still moving. Show us the proof that one train
never made in out of the terminal and to its destination. Late trains
are being doubled up and sent out. So prove your comment that there are
not enough employees to run the railroad. YOUR FELLOW EMPLOYEES ARE TO
THANK FOR THAT! They are the ones who are taking the calls off of their
pools. They are the ones who are stepping up to make sure that the job
they have still exist. They are the ones who are making sure CSX runs
(no matter how far behind) and they have a place to work. Your crying
will do nothing. It wont change a thing. The trains are running and
your fellow workers are stepping up and making it happen.  THATS THE
FACTS!

Name: Mayihaveanother 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 15 January 2018

Day14 MLK Day and it's snowing .   It sure is a good day.   Big plans
with the blonde neighbor and her girlfriend.   As soon as her idiot
husband goes to work. It's playtime till then I'll be hanging in my
snow fort.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 15 January 2018

MLK day = Fmla Day , I love this company and country. Cheers

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 14 January 2018

Letís fire and pull as many people out of service as we can. Hey boss we
donít have the man power now to run the railroad. Some body firgure out
how this happened, and fire them. Amazing the top talent has at problem
solving.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 14 January 2018

Reinstated wait for registered letter. Donít count on a rumour!

Name: TIRED
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 14 January 2018

CREW MANAGEMENT

Get a damn copy of our SSA and read the damn thing. Im so sick of your
manager making the same old damn excuse..."we have a lot of new people
and they don't know all the rules"!  Bullshit!

"IN NO EVENT WILL AN ENGINEER BE REQUIRED TO ACCEPT AN ASSIGNMENT THAT
GOES ON DUTY AFTER 2000(8 PM) HOURS ON THE DAY PRIOR TO HIS SCHEDULED
TIME OFF!

Don't tell me that you guys haven't read this or heard of it. I want
to know who in the hell is ordering you to keep blowing my phone up
from 10 pm to 0001. Who is ordering you to violate this agreement and
wake me and my wife and kid up. Yeah, I guess you got to try once just
to see if you can get lucky, but don't you think once is enough. Then
you jack offs call and just hang up.  I don't have to take a call
after 2200 anyway. I don't have to take a call that goes on duty after
my rest day starts. You got man power shortages you can thank that
worthless piece that's rotting in the ground now. Go spit on his grave
and quit wasting my time blowing my phone up.  We all know that you
weren't the ones who created this damn mess but how about you grow
some balls and start standing up to who ever is ordering you to do
this. Im going to take my phone off the hook and block my cell for now
on. To bad I have to do this because I have a very sick family member
that if anything happens the rest of the family needs to get a hold of
me.  Shame you got to disrupt my life and personal business at home
because you just wont do the right thing. I don't want to have to call
you and go off on you and tell you stop your shit but if that's what I
got to do then so be it. I will just claim it as mental aggravated
assault if they don't like the language on the recording! Wonder if
they got FMLA for that!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 14 January 2018

Just in all will be reinstated by Wednesday.

Name: Mayihaveanother 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 14 January 2018

Day13 slept in woke up took care of business. Look out window notice I
got work to do on snow fort.   Gonna eat left over ribs for breakfast. 
Gonna ch cl Bonnie Crotch thanks Tamala.
RRJim OG, RRWizard, keep pouring out the knowledge my brother.

Name: Cool mo D
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 13 January 2018

Yeah  they wanted to check out and see how the welfare system worked and
they got a free Obama phone with unlimited data I work every day and
can't afford it oh well fuck em

Name: frued
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 13 January 2018

Cool

Did your. Mother run off with a brother?  Did your wife run off with a
Brother?

Name: Mayihaveanother 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 13 January 2018

Day12and 3/4 reminded cool  mo Dee of the swinging dick his old lady and
or momma ran of with.

Name: Cool mo D
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 13 January 2018

It's alright brother you can come outta the closet there's a lot of
Gay rights to protect you and did you tell everyone that your neighbor
is an all male prison you have a snow tunnel to.

Name: Mayihaveanother 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 13 January 2018

Cool mo Dee

You prolly be my idiot neighbor. Lol

Name: Mayihaveanother 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 13 January 2018

Cool mo Dee

You prolly my idiot neighbor lol

Name: Cool mo D
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 13 January 2018

To mayo have another I bet your a fat ass slob with a receding hair line
and couldn't get any booty even if they died and willed it to you. Most
people that talk about getting it like you are gay. You fatass bald homo
lol

Name: Cool mo D
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 13 January 2018

Everyone please change the fucking subject from FMLA shit and marking
off weather either go to work or don't who gives a diddly shit.

Name: Legal
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 10-20 years
Posted: 13 January 2018

Crews  
If the state you live in has issued an emergency order to stay off the
roads if at all possible and you feel it is to dangerous to drive to
work, LC is correct in advising you to contact your crew management as
soon as possible. Give details on the emergency order. If you are
intimidated and they actually tell you that they will not mark you off
weather and you must report or you will be charged with refusal 
To work or another form of discipline make sure to tell them very
clearly and strongly that if you are involved in an accident and your
vehicle is damaged or you are injured that you are putting them on
notice that the company will be held liable for all damages. There have
been several cases won in several states where employers ordered their
employee's to report to work in dangerous conditions and they were
involved in accidents. You must make sure you put them on notice and
record the conversation. This will help ensure the conversation does
not convieniently disappear. If you are involved in a accident make
sure you have the local authority responding note in your statement why
you were out driving and contact your insurance agency as soon as
possible. Report the same. Names,dates and time of the conversation are
critical especially if you are injured. Contact your union
representative.

Name: Mayihaveanother 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 13 January 2018

Day12 built a snow fort. Took care of my buisness. Making sno cream
going try to get neighbor lady over to get n. Hot tub.  Got wait till
her old man goes to work. I'll keep an eye on the computer to see when
he gets out.  Will give updates. Over and out

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 13 January 2018

Guys off for alleged Fmla abuse.  Then company tells men to lay off SICK
do to dangerous driving conditions.   This company is a JOKE.   Talk
about hypocritical.   Ergo what ever the hell is convenient.  No ethics
No Morals.

Name: LC
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 13 January 2018

CREWS

If you have any supervisor or crew caller tell you cant mark off for
weather and they tell you use a sick mark off then you should
immediately let your LC know and call the ethics hot line and report
them. It is a serious ethics violation for any supervisor or manager to
tell you to miss use a sick day mark off. Marking off sick is supposed
to be use for illness not for bad weather and dangerous driving
conditions. If you are in a situation that you feel you can not drive
safely then you immediately call crew management and let them know what
is happening. Put them on notice that if you are called and conditions
have not changed then you will not be able to come in. Tell them you
are not refusing to work but are unable to drive in and request they
send a PTI or Taxi to get you. If they refuse then tell them that you
will try to come in and you will most likely be very late. Request the
Crew managers voice mail and leave a message for them. Call your yard
and tell them you will be late if you can make it in. It is also best
to call the state police and ask if they have any emergency orders to
stay off the highways. You should do this first before you contact CMC
or any other supervisor. This way you can tell them there is a state
emergency order to stay off the roads. Telling anyone to use a sick
mark off is a serious violation of company policy. Do not let any
supervisor intimidate you into doing this. Report them immediately!

Name: Foote
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 13 January 2018

Glad everyone in louisville got to mark off weather after 2nd shift, CMC
was telling everyone on 1st and 2nd, were told they had to have an email
sent by a trainmaster in order to mark off weather, just a heads up they
r trying to stop you from useing that to. No kiding this happened to
serval pepole from what the general committee told me.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 12 January 2018

A friend a hog ger was going threw a divorce. He wanted time off,so he
went to doctor and said he could not sleep and had stress. The doctor
put him off work he got medical benefits. After two months he said he
was fine wanted to go back to work. But the chief medical officer,told
him he had to have psychiatric testing etc. Well by the time they where
done with him it was almost a year before they let him work. He just
wanted time off to go on holiday with new girlfriend.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 12 January 2018

Mayihaveanother,your pretty good at sharing what you are eating while
your off. Beans donít spill the beans when you go for your
investigation take a rep. And only answer what you have to pal. Most
times when you open your month,when you didnít have to. They create
another question for you to try and trip you up. Seen it lots only
speak when spoken to. Over and out.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 12 January 2018

Mr.ed you can stop crying over the loss of your dad Hh

Name: Mr.Ed
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 12 January 2018

MayI

We're on to you. We will hunt you down.  When we do I'm going to
donkey kick you in the head.

Name: Mayihaveanother 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 12 January 2018

Day11.5 going sledding with a blonde outside of Nastville,TN

Name: Mayihaveanother 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 12 January 2018

RRJ
You be like the RRWizard you got all kinds of knowledge.  Keep it
coming OG.

Name: RRJim
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 12 January 2018

Ape

How did the unions screw the healthcare up? Yea, the co-pay is $15
instead of $10. Every healthcare has some sort of caps it's the sign
of the times. There aren't many people these days paying around $230 a
month to cover themselves and the entire family. 

As for work changes that's always been an issue. The unions fight it
only to have the NMB rule in the railroads favor. That game has been
played since the early '90s when downsizing became a reality. We put
in lot's of time tickets on crossing lines doing work of other crafts
and the NMB would rule against it. One of the biggest ones was doing
away with the caboose. When the railroads started using EOT's and the
Locomotive Engineer had to monitor & use the HTD we filed time tickets
claims on doing work that was the Conductors responsibility monitoring
rear end air pressure etc... I think most of us had over $100,000 in
claims over a couple year period. We lost the NMB rules against it.
It's a constant fight.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 12 January 2018

-44 c here to day sucks working outside.

Name: FMLA
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 12 January 2018

mayihaveanother - good luck - does not good for your situation

Name: Mayihaveanother 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 12 January 2018

Day11(am) still no word from tha man.   Gonna make some bacon pancakes.
Put some bacon n the pancakes. Maakin PaaaaanCakes.  And then 8to9
watch news channel 9 then 9to 930ish take care my business.then  
Netflix, call of duty,some fbook, call up my boys n talk bout how much
better I use to have it NOT!  Will update u dawgs this afternoon.

Name: Mayihaveanother 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 12 January 2018

"You will go to work and support your family".   What a guy that's
outstanding you must be a pillar of the community. "I take care of my
kids" well whoopedee DOoooo hurray for you.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 12 January 2018

Thats fine may i have another keep posting bury yourself and all your
brothers rub one off or whatever you do ill go to work and support my
family u do whatever it is u do smh

Name: Mayihaveanother 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 11 January 2018

To fm and fm. 
You chicken heads should exchange digits.

Name: MayIhaveanother
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 11 January 2018

Day10 gave fox a break  hearing all kinds of rumors, still no word from
the man, this stuff getting crazier than a tree full of squirrels. What
the h I'm gonna rub 1 off call it night

Name: to fmla
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 11 January 2018

To fmla tmank u for saying what i want to say i check this board at
least 10 times a day because i care about whats going on with our
company and possable future of it and i dont need some jerk off talking
about about how many times he rubs one off i need my job my family
depends on it all i want to do is go to work come home make a living
whatever the OTHERS do thats youre buisenes but dont come on here if
youre abusing federally protected rights especially for the people that
trully need it youre a burden none of us need if u dont like like the rr
hours maybe u shouldnt have taken job they pull no punches about your
hours or the days u have to work including CHRISTMAS

Name: FMLA
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 11 January 2018

Sorry to say that there is FMLA abuse. Everyone knows it. The ones that
take it for migraines, sneezes, diarrhea and upset stomachs do not
belong on the RR. It is selfish, unprofessional and a burden on your
coworkers. Unfortunately, some innocent people will go down because of
the abusers. Take disability and find another job. Everyone around you
knows what you are doing and really does not like you anyway.

Name: get real
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 11 January 2018

Would everyone please stop with the childish fmla shit there are real
people out here with real issues like furloughs if you have real fmla
issues than u have nothing to worry about enough said give it a fucking
rest already damn

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 11 January 2018

Get real ,,,,, I am real , Iím at home on fmla itís raining .  Get real
people only care about themselves not there brothers

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 11 January 2018

My years on the rr I seen guys do anything to please management ,
teachers pet. But once they got into trouble they wanted the
brotherhood to stand by them. Never happened, and the union had a duty
by law to represent these bums. The union did but at a lessor capacity.
My advise stick together and the ass kissers will weed themselves out.
Because management just uses these people and know they have no
loyalty,but to them selfís. Trust me people donít forget when they get
stabbed in the back. For these bums they end up doing themselves in one
way or another. Hold your head up brother and sisters. Pride is
expensive wear it well.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 11 January 2018

The Problem is at csx is there are more than enough people who will
cross craft lines on there own and that plays rite into the hands of
management and those that are unwilling are bullied into by the
management and nothing ever happens seen it for years and have felt the
outcome contracts and craft lines mean nothing and the time claims are
ignored and laughed at by the management and csx because they know they
can get away with it but let a craft violate the contract and they will
find themselves unemployed and arbitration is a joke they rarely side
with labor.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 11 January 2018

I worked in mechanical craft,for four years with Hh as ceo. I kept my
mouth shut did the minimum in my craft. No one did anything extra
because you could screw up and get pulled out of service. We did
exactly what we where told to do no more no less. Before these
dictators came men worked with management and we got the job done. Was
like a big family. Managers are brainwashed now that you canít trust
them. You got rid of Hh there. Creel is just a rumour that he is coming
to CSX. I put no faith in rumours. Like the pensioners said know your
job do your job and go home. Sometimes the company policies that they
have blow up in there faces. That is when they run to the men for help.
Remember these ceos just pass threw,the workers are the true life long
railroaders. The knowledge you have is a valuable asset. Good luck in
2018.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 11 January 2018

Creel loves to train office staff to run trains. It was a first in
Canada when creel and Hh came here. That way he can lay off many and
use office staff. You better hope he does not come to CSX. He is just a
younger version of Hh with a military twist.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 11 January 2018

Creel, now that's interesting. He is a guy who knows his stuff. Talked
with him once and he educated me on something despite a 20 year
difference in age. Thought I was talking to a robot computer.  All
business and looks at operations as a matter of pride. Different from
HH. Now, Harris is the original HH. He is as tough as nails and is a
Marine Vietnam vet( Creel is an Iraq vet). Harris knows the railroad. 
I am so glad to be away from all this but I will say good luck to
everyone. Do what you want but if you want to keep working for the RR I
would do what I always did to survive, know the job and do the job well.
 In the end it is the only survival tactic. JMO, Good luck. 
A pensioner

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 11 January 2018

Lots of people at a union meeting will hide there tail between there
legs, wonít say shit if there mouth is full of it.  But the same people
will hide behind a keyboard and pump out his bs. Same as the lunch room
lawyers, but once back on the floor they kiss any managers ass. You
know who they are.

Name: get real
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 11 January 2018

Cond.1-10

Big mouth pie hole mole.  If you aren't a company mole then you need
to get your shit together. You think its funny. People are sitting at
home without a damn job because of this crap. You think this is a joke.
No one knows how long they will be out. No one knows what this rat hole
company has up their sleeve. Rumors are they are saying that they had
to whistleblow/report because if they have suspicions that someone is
breaking federal law they will be just as liable for not reporting as
the person breaking the law. If they think your breaking FMLA law they
have to stop your activities until it is further investigated. That
means pull you out of service. You might get back to work and get back
pay but you can bet your ass the company wont get in any hot water for
this. Don't blame the unions either. They aren't a federal agency .
If the feds say what they did is within their rights then the unions
cant do a thing about it. All they can do is protest and raise hell.
You people have got to learn what power the unions have and don't
have.  Quit being a smart ass and making jokes about this. Peoples
lives are screwed up right now and they aren't laughing at home.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 11 January 2018

Actions speak loader than words. If you donít like your union reps. Vote
them out get new blood in there. Thatís what we do up north of you. They
hate the fact they have to go back to the tools. It is not labour
intensive, you have to get off the couch go to union hall and mark an X
on a ballot.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 11 January 2018

The Government must not think csx is not that important to national
interest they let hostile take overs and a ceo like hh do so much
damage to the net work and that is ok but let the workers go out on
strike for one day and all hell will break lose and a strike will never
happen the unions are in the back pocket of the company and have a big
laugh about it they get tens of thousands of dues from each member over
the years and never get a better contract for the member's but always
raise the dues and do nothing when the contract is violated and craft
lines are crossed and they have the nerve to say it is the best we can
do that is why I would never tell some one to seek a rail road career
go work in a factory your better of in the long run we all say where
working for the retirement it wont be long before they figure out a way
to screw us out of that we used to say we worked for the retirement and
the benefits well they have done screwed over the insurance so only the
retirement is next and they can do it because they know you cant go on
strike to protest it but remember this is the land of the greed and the
little guy will always get shit on every time.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 11 January 2018

This creel  is a snake, mini me Hh. Political correct son of a bitch.
Listened to him at a meeting. He likes to fire people.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 11 January 2018

http://www.cbc.ca/player/play/907769923533

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 11 January 2018

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Name: RRJim
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 11 January 2018

brakeman

You seem to be clueless on how it works. None of these will make it in
a courtroom. The last stage to any appeal is in front of a federal
mediation board. They have final say on disputes. It could take 1-2
years to get to that point. That has never changed. You bad mouth the
unions but apparently you haven't a clue how it works. Maybe you might
of gone to one union meeting if that. You need to learn about the
Railway Labor Act (RLA) to understand what the unions have been up
against for over 80+ years. Not having the right to strike is one of
the biggest hurdles. That's not because the unions are weak it's
because the federal government, Congress, POTUS etc... doesn't allow
it under the RLA. The RLA also includes occupations like Air Traffic
Controllers. They went on strike in the '80s over safety concerns.
Then president Ronald Reagan fired them all. The federal government
considers these railroad & airline jobs important to the national
interest. They won't let them be disrupted.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 11 January 2018

Itís raining = fmla on this local job xtra board man can have it

Name: ďBad DealĒ Creel
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 30+ years
Posted: 11 January 2018

Foote is not a play maker. ďBad DealĒ Creel is headed our way by summer.
From rumors I hear he is a younger version of the old man only worse.
His current employer paid 25 million to settle his theft or espionage
from his previous employer. In what world does your employer pay 25
million for the things you took without permission and then get a
promotion to CEO. Bad deal... all around. Well unfortunately I believe
this is the calm before the Creel storm. I guess it can get worse.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 10 January 2018

Hey young fellow when your in shit silence is golden,loose lips sink
ships..Remember people only know what you tell them.

Name: MayIhaveanother
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 10 January 2018

Just keeping it real.   Thank for advice hogger.   I'm out for the
night made some soup. I stuck m foot in it.  Man it's good.  I'm
going eat up and call it an early night.   Will see my fox girls bright
and early.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 10 January 2018

LC

You must be a real dumbass. Sucking down the company kool aid.If you
believe this will  make it to real court of law.  Even if it did
seriously doubt a juror red that post.   If the company knew who may I
is it wouldn't Change his outcome regardless.   More likely than not
it all not true. It someone making fun of how stupid this place is. 
Dumbasses like you is why the company thinks we're a joke.

Name: Show Trial
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 10 January 2018

Oops too, LC

Company moles or company suck asses. 


May I.  

Keep us updated

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 10 January 2018

Footes response to the STB what a load of shit and the said thing is
they fall for it because they are a bunch of appointed ass kissers to
the big business and could care less about the thousands that have
suffered under psr what a joke the five tenets of psa greed, greed,
screw over the work force, instill a culture of fear and most
importantly line there pockets before the hole card of houses comes
crashing down the is the real five tenets of psr and hunters vision for
csx under his mantle ridge masters with there stock manipulation and it
will only be a matter of time before they bail out and line there
pockets and then the big rail road garage sell can go into full force
and leave thousands unemployed and the company in full shambles.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 10 January 2018

Every once and a while one slips threw the cracks. But once they get
probation period in company stuck with them!!

Name: Mayihaveanother 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 10 January 2018

Ape


If that was true I'd need a seeing eye dog years ago.   Just like
sitting at the hotel for hours upon hours but not.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 10 January 2018

You could go blind doing that so much. Maybe while your out of service
get a hooker or girl friend. Or maybe boy friend what ever turns your
crank!!!

Name: Mayihaveanother 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 10 January 2018

LC

It's called CSX sucks.  Here's a crazy idea.  Instead of being laid
off Union buisness reading post on these sorts of forums.   How about
you and that crippled ass Union doing your job I pay over $100 a month
to.   I haven't red anywhere or heard of anything you girls are doing.
  There is more organization by RRers on this site than any other.   

Day 9and3/4 reading a  has been's post and silly enough to respond. 
Back to my Netflix binge.

Name: Mayihaveanother 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 10 January 2018

Day 9.5 out of kangaroo court. Investigation was postponed. Lol headed
to the crib to watch Fox News hot babes and rub one off.  #lifeisgood
#imsueing #imstilloff #lovenit

Allleged Fmla misuse

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 10 January 2018

Review your Health & Welfare Plan book - Continuation of coverage after
you last rendered compensated service.   Need to know info.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 10 January 2018

Why are you out of service? Did CSX catch you pulling one off to many
times? LOL

Name: MayIhaveAnother
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 10 January 2018

Im attending a dog and pony show at 1330.  Part of me wants to be put
back in.  The more I sit around beating my meat.  The more I realize I
don't give a rip.  I've been out since the 2nd. CSX owes me roughly
about 2700.  So do I really want to be working when  I can sit here
watching Oprah scratching my ass. 
Day 1 called LC
Day 2 scared
Day 3 nervous
Day 4 jacked off a couple times
Day 5 binged on Netflix 
Day 6 ordered pizza continued my Netflix binge
Day 7 woke up rubbed one off thinkin I can get use to this stayed up
late playing video games called an old fling rubbed one off
Day 8 woke up rubbed one off laughed at Fox News rubbed one off
watching the blonde
Day 9 called LC wanting to postpone this hearing no such luck I'm
going to take a shower and rubb one off will give updates later.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 09 January 2018

CSX is the most unfair company in America they violate contracts brake
union agreements violate craft lines brake the work place rules and the
law and get away with it they have managers that take on them selves to
see just how unfair they can be and they wonder why people mark off and
get bad attitudes over the last nine months they have taken all this
bull shit to a new level lay off thousands of workers and brake craft
lines and the unions are just sit back and say we cant do nothing nor
do they try all they have ever cared about is union dues and push a
even worst contract time after time can any one tell me when you have
ever gotten a better deal than the last one I know I cant and every
year the work force goes down in size and the dues go up to make up for
it and the managers get lazier and worse over time and are more than
willing to do what ever they are told no how unfair and immoral it is
every one who crosses craft lines willing with out a fight plays into
there hands and there are plenty out there that do it thinking its ok
as long as it saves there ass but it comes around and one day it will
happen to them and for the managers that use the excuse I was just
following orders your day will come and you will get the same treatment
and unfairness you put on so many others.

Name: Payback
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 09 January 2018

Rimel  
Company mole. Shut your pie hole.


Just had an engine that the floor was so frickin cold after we got
running because all the seals in the Windows and doors were worn out or
half missing. Then we found a hole in the bathroom floor the size if a
basketball that was covered up with a piece of rusted metal that
wasn't even secured. It blew up and was blowing freezing cold air in
with dirt and slushy snow.  This is so damn disgusting and pathetic for
a class 1 RR! Took pictures.  Screw their camera rule. After we get
enough of these it's off to the fra and the USDOT. Enough of this
shit.

Name: Payback
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 09 January 2018

Rimel  
Company mole. Shut your pie hole.


Just had an engine that the floor was so frickin cold after we got
running because all the seals in the Windows and doors were worn out or
half missing. Then we found a hole in the bathroom floor the size if a
basketball that was covered up with a piece of rusted metal that
wasn't even secured. It blew up and was blowing freezing cold air in
with dirt and slushy snow.  This is so damn disgusting and pathetic for
a class 1 RR! Took pictures.  Screw their camera rule. After we get
enough of these it's off to the fra and the USDOT. Enough of this
shit.

Name: E Rimel
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 09 January 2018

Go to to work pansies!!!  No wonder they shut the north down, all y'all
do is whine!!!!!!!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for 1-10 years
Posted: 09 January 2018

As of today I'm terminated.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 09 January 2018

We don't need you carpet bagging ass up here.

Name: no more
E-mail: todd novack
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 09 January 2018

How far are they cut back in buffalo . what year any long pools to
williard left . how many yard jobs . or all cn jobs

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 09 January 2018

New Department Of Labor Report Reveals Rampant Embezzlement By Union
Employees Around U.S.

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-01-08/new-department-labor-report-reveals-rampant-embezzlement-union-employees-around-us


"Even though the UAW is the poster child of union corruption, cases
reported by the DOL involved unions representing nurses, aerospace
engineers, firefighters, teachers, film and TV artists, air traffic
controllers, musicians, bus inspectors, bakery workers, roofers, postal
workers, machinists, ironworkers, steelworkers, dairy workers,
plasterers, train operators, plumbers, stagehands, engineers,
electricians, heat insulators, missile range workers and bricklayers. 
Meanwhile, the various cases involve embezzlement and fraud ranging
from $1,051 up to nearly $6.5 million."

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 09 January 2018

be confidential? I donít want to lose my job.
A: All discussions with WHD are confidential. All complaints are
confidential; the name of the complainant and the nature of the
complaint are not disclosed. The only exceptions are: when it is
necessary to reveal a complainant's identity, with his or her
permission, to pursue an allegation; and when the WHD is ordered to
reveal information by a court. 


1-866-487-9243 dept of labor

3rd party can even file a complaint

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 09 January 2018

Just woke up , who won the game ? guess Iíll stay on fmla , donít want
to go to work at 10 pm

Name: SeeeeDeeeeeee
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 09 January 2018

All you girls cut  back on the seeeeeeDeeeeeeee are  shit conductors.
Fat brown thinks he knows everythang.  Don't be trusting dyke halls
and Charlie palmdick.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 08 January 2018

Roll Tide , Iím on Fmla

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 08 January 2018

I will tell you one thing about Foote when he worked with Hh,they pushed
the envelope with everything. They did not care if union was
violated,and transport Canada was a push over.They basically did what
ever they want in Canada.The challenge for Foote in USA is Ntsb and law
suits. You really canít sue in Canada unless you have lots of money. But
Iím sure Foote will test these challenges in USA.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 08 January 2018

I just read some cn blogs,when hunter was there and took Foote under his
wing. This Foote you now have as ceo could end up being just as bad or
worse than Hh.He should be showing his colours soon!

Name: Ozzy
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 08 January 2018

Name-J.Rains
Title-trainmaster louisville osborn hump yard

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 08 January 2018

Filing a complaint with the dept of labor is what you do before you're
terminated.  They get involved and push the company to resolve the
matter.  It lets the company know that you will not sit Quietly.  
After termination the company is less likely to freely listen and must
be served a demand letter from an attorney.


DONT WASTE ANY MORE TIME FILE A COMPLAINT 

https://webapps.dol.gov/elaws/whd/fmla/13.aspx

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 08 January 2018

Pulled out of service1-2 investigation for 1-8 showed proof of my
layoff.  Investigation postponed.

Name: LC
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 08 January 2018

Ozzy  
If a TM acctually did order everyone to blow their horn as you stated
then you as well as all other engineers should report him to the ethics
committee. Unnecessary use of the horn is an operating rules violation
as well as unethical. Forcing someone to use company equipment in
violation of the rules for a personal agenda as well as personal views
should be reported immediately. Does this TM have a name? Why wouldn't
you post it. He should not be in management.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 08 January 2018

The carrier brought this on themselves. When technology advanced 10-15
years ago they could have done 10,000 things to make life better for
T&E, but they didn't.  If the carrier wouldn't have worked Christmas 
Eve & Christmas then no one would have laid off. The UP just worked a
conductor to death in -12 weather up north. The carrier we work for
would to do the same in the blink of an eye!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 07 January 2018

I will have everyone conducting the hearing and the hr lady on the phone
listed as defendants.  I've already spoke with an attorney. He works on
a contingency he took my case. I asked him if I had a good chance of
winning.  He said he wouldn't represent me if he didn't think I
already have since he only gets paid if I settle. I haven't been to my
hearing yet but it's too late. CSX will be receiving my complaint.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 07 January 2018

http://www.hrmorning.com/hr-managers-personally-liable-fmla-violation/


Yea they can

Name: Karma
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 07 January 2018

Just wondering if it's possible for those that have been pulled OOS by
CSX without a fair and impartial hearing (lol)with this FMLA ordeal to
obtain a Attorney and file suit against CSX corp. but also go after the
CSX managers that are signing their names to the charge letters? I
understand that these low level managers are only doing as their told,
but can we also go after the person who is generating the letters? 
Thanks.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 07 January 2018

https://www.americanbar.org/groups/lawyer_referral/resources/attorney_referral_system.html


Dol approved Fmla lawyers

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 07 January 2018

https://webapps.dol.gov/elaws/whd/fmla/13.aspx

Name: kpasa
E-mail: 1-*($#
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 07 January 2018

how far are they cut back in buffalo what is the lowest senoirty date
for engineers and brakemen  ,are threre any long pools to wilard and
collinwood  any ward jobs left ??

Name: Sukkaz
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 07 January 2018

Halsey been a suckka since day one! Let's call em out er time, anybody
doin chump stuff gets put on for all to see. Sukkaz wreckin the job for
er body. If you cut back and take a job then you on here, you on one
board and take jobs from another then you on here you do craft work
that ain't chose then you on here. It's Mac and cheeze time baby get
wit it

Name: staley
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 07 January 2018

im takin calls because im a worthless piece of shit.


staley has stated on several times that he doesnt care ab anything that
he will take whatever call he wants whenever he wants.

but hes not the only one that i see doing that. patrick webb is another
one i see doin it.  halsey took the y110 today off the shortline extra
board.

Name: Mcfluffle Berry Jenkins
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 07 January 2018

Blowing your horn at 1600 for some dipshit? Sounds like a 4 foot 3 inch
chump named Steve came up with that bull. If I'm wrong let me know.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 07 January 2018

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/csx-investigation-initiated-former-louisiana-035000611.html

Name: Ozzy
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 07 January 2018

We were told today at 1530 by a trainmaster that today at 1600 we were
to sound our horn at 1600 in remembrance of ole HH, well we didnt make
it out to our power till 1630, i geuss the charge letter will be in the
mail, did anyone else get told this?  This is 100% a true story

Name: Lol
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 07 January 2018

Their legal team is going to be spread thin.lol 

Customers
Fmla
Stb
Insider info

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for 1-10 years
Posted: 07 January 2018

https://www.thestreet.com/quote/CSX.html


CSX under investigation.  I hope someone goes to prison

Name: Billylove
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 07 January 2018

https://webapps.dol.gov/elaws/whd/fmla/13.aspx


File a complaint  all out of service employees

Name: Don't help
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 07 January 2018

Why is Staley taking calls for road jobs when he is on the yard extra
board? WTF man?

Name: Fred
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 07 January 2018

I'm looking at the layoff board.   Doesn't appear to have slowed down
fm Mark offs.  After this is over still will be men laying off fm. 
Outcome waste of fucking time.

Name: RRJim
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 07 January 2018

Retired Now

Good post. I hired out on the C&O/Chessie System. We saw a lot of
changes not many of them good the last couple of decades. One thing we
did when something was wrong we showed up to the union meetings in
numbers to loudly voice our concerns. You get a packed union meeting
with a lot of angry members the GC's get a call from the LC an action
was usually taken quickly. Just because someone belongs to a union
paying dues doesn't mean anything. One has to get involved. Crew room
banter means nothing. As for management years ago they were fair but
when need be stern to work for years ago. That definitely changed when
they were hiring college boys with no railroad experience. That was
alright I just did what they said and 99% of the time nothing got done.
What's gone is Trainmasters that have trust in their people. Most
likely a CSX policy with micro-managing. MM doesn't work on the
railroad.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 06 January 2018

It don't matter as long as they keep violating contracts and lay off
entire and have the others doing there work CSX will be the worst
employer I have ever worked for they are the most dishonest unfair ass
holes I have ever had to work for when you have been lay off and there
people with not a fifth your years of service now doing your job you
will all feel this way CSX management who couldn't make it in a pie
factory and there mantle ridge masters are running the show there will
never be fairness or abiding of the contracts and work rules unless
they can be used against the employees good luck to the thousands that
have been screwed over by this corrupt company and there ass kissing
middle management and good luck to those that are still working but
remember even day you go along with crossing craft lines just to save
your own skins don't cry when it happens to you.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 06 January 2018

Iím retired carman seems now that Hh is not ceo. That things have cooled
down a bit,I heard managers are not looking over there shoulders so much
and either are employees.

Name: Retired Now
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 06 January 2018

Over the course of my 40 yr. RR career, Chessie-B&O\CSX, I had to deal
with plenty of people.   Thinking about all that time now, it sure
wasn't easy but I made it to retirement.  Actually wanted to work
another year or two but just couldn't hack the miseries anymore.
Experienced many changes, situations, etc. Were a few managers, even
upper level ones, who were decent, honest, and fair.  All too many were
not.  Lots of co-workers were horse-crap also and sure as heck don't
miss them.  
Bottom line:  RRs are not, and probably never will be, an employee
friendly place to work. Don't forget that.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 06 January 2018

to all those that cross craft lines every day your playing right into
the company hands and bust your ass every day doing it don't start
crying when it gets done to you take your time don't let defects go by
if your forced to cross a craft line make manager order you to and let
the other crafts know, and when it is happening every one and most
importantly the unions need to file the time claims and bombard these
ass holes the unions let this shit go down after they have taken tens
of thousands of dollars of your dues and company and there brain washed
ass sucking managers have no problem violating the contract and the law
at that and one day those pricks will get the same treatment and there
only excuse will be I was just following orders.

Name: Mow
E-mail: 
Employed as: M of W, for 1-10 years
Posted: 05 January 2018

Just so everyone in the MOW and T&E department knows listen up.
Management are weasel sucking shotbags right now. Don't for one second
volunteer or lift one finger or go out of your way to help csx out in
any way shape or form. Here's a few examples why. Recently, a train
crew told the dispatcher that another train crew passing by them on the
opposite track were going over a joint that sounded rough and was
possibly a broken rail. ( I'm not stating the location to protect
everyone) I was running a cold patrol and told the my boss and the
dispatcher that due to cold temperatures and ground heaving that the
joint was a little rough and needed some more grinding. My boss was
ordered to go out and take pictures of the joints (which were in a 60
mph switch) by the way) and write up a report. When the report got to
Greg mellish in corporate he said the because the plug rail had not
been ground right (Air temp was -5įF and the cold damaged the surface
grinder so only a hand grinder was available for this emergency repair.
(This all happened within a few days and worn tested rail was installed
cor the plug. Not an ideal situation, but in an broken rail on the main
situation we had to make the best call we could.) Mellish wanted charges
on the train crew that ran over the joint for not reporting it, he
wanted charges/pulled out of service all m&w men who installed the
rail, and most likely he would have tried to get me fired for saying it
wasn't great, but would survive long enough for the extreme cold
weather to break. For the record I had given up both my christmas and
New Year's holidays to run cold patrols and put in over 50+ hrs of OT
in one week just to keep things running without one word of thanks. For
this record in this situation I did not install the rail, but do know
that the official csx requirements were for the joint to be ground back
nearly 8' on both ends. Without have a manager who just came from the
craft and was willing to cover for us over 6 people probably would have
been fired by a guy who's probably never driven a spike or missed a
important event or even worked a day in his life. Fuck mellish. 

As for the welders out there I only have 6.5 years out here and yet I
can still remember when 4 welds a days was considered the minimum
requirements. Now if you get 1 a day with their ridiculous process
you're considered a super fast welder. I'm here to say do everything
exactly by the book and do not deviate on degree. The reason I say that
is because their messed up rail neutral formula is stretching out the
rail so tight it is literally ripping welds apart. I got my roadmaster
to admit that they are getting to the point where broken welds will be
send in to undergo microscopic examination examamination that is now
sensitive enough to even tell how hot you preheatedthe metal, the pour,
temp, etc. Go by the book. Apparently this is how we railroad now. What
work for 150+ years didnt work at all, but hey a college degree and a
fancy text book combined with a man bun and skinny jeans works so much
better now. Protect your job and your family.

Name: XGC
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years
Posted: 05 January 2018

Out of service Employees


LISTEN UP AND LISTEN GOOD. DO NOT GET YOUR OWN LAWYER! Absolutely do
not!  The best thing you can do now is to start making contact with
everyone who was pulled out of service . Start making calls. Start
running rosters on every division , subdivision as you can. You need to
pool your money and find the best lawyer in the country that handles
FMLA and federal laws and take this on as a class action law suit as a
group.  Rumor is there were 130 employees who were pulled out of
service for mark off of FMLA on the Christmas holiday. This is a HUGH
AMOUNT TO STAND IN FRONT OF A JUDGE. Now is the time to act as a
group.

 Second here, this is now the opportunity to address the attendance
policy and the blatant violation of the union agreement that states the
company will keep enough employees hired to make sure the caps can be
met and people can take time off. Personal day, vacation days, daily
vacation days, personal business, demand days and sick if need be to go
to the doctors. The number one biggest violation in this attendance
policy is the fact that you can still be given points if you show a
valid doctor slip. THERE SHOULD BE NO POINTS ACCESSED TO ANYONE WHO CAN
SHOW A VALID DOCTORS SLIP FOR THEIR VISIT. Caps are being reduced
because the company furloughed and ran off so many people that they
cant keep the boards full enough to let people off as agreed by the
union agreements.
The unions are going to do nothing for you. They sold all of you out
when they refused to fight the availability policy. Call your GC office
and ask them if they are still fighting the policy. They will laugh at
you or hang up. They will not have the guts to tell you NO! NO! NO!.
The company created this entire situation. This has snowballed because
the mind set in the business now with all employees is if you cant get
days off any more and they keep the caps reduced because they created
man power shortages and the unions wont do a damn thing to stop it then
GET FMLA!  Everyone knows this is true. You know you have heard it a
million times from your fellow employees.  GET FMLA!  If the group of
employees stand together as a whole and file a class action law suit
they can also voice their opinions as to why so many people are trying
to get FMLA! Your unions will not step in until you start an uproar and
draw attention to it. They will have no choice if the members start
talking loud and hard. You have every right to speak to the press. You
have every right to jump on board with your fellow employees who have
been pulled out of service. Now is the time to step up and see what you
can do to help them and yourselves with this policy!!! The can of worms
has been opened. Use it to your advantage. Draw attention to the
attendance policy and the abuse of  union agreement days off. If you
ever needed to stand together on this issue it is now.  Do not lose
this opportunity. You may never get it again!

Name: Former Foamer
E-mail: 
Employed as: Yard Master, for 10-20 years
Posted: 05 January 2018

Osborn Yard needs a new superintendent A.S.A.P. 
It's bananas out here!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 05 January 2018

I have to say we envy you workers in the USA.We wish we had our labour
laws Inforced like you people do. We get kicked in the nuts repeated ly
up here. And when you put any formal complaint against the company,they
put a big X on your back and try and fire you.Wish our system here was
like yours.

Name: Brewer
E-mail: 
Employed as: Yard Master, for 20-30 years
Posted: 05 January 2018

https://webapps.dol.gov/elaws/whd/fmla/13.aspx

Name: Karma
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 05 January 2018

Attorney and U.S. Dept. of Labor time.

Name: Notonfmla
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 05 January 2018

The laws of the land protect illegals.criminals,terrorist animals all
sorts of religions any thing you can fathom.   There are people who
will go nuts for those mistreated.    There are even laws for working
class tax payers that have a medical condition or taking care of a
loved one.   It's very difficult near impossible  for a large
corporation to trample over a large group of people just doing the best
they can do.   The burden is on the corporation to show fault.  Laying
off on a holiday under your protected leave doesn't warrant
termination.

Name: Imsure
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 05 January 2018

HR


We don't doubt that for 1 second.  CSX lawyers have warned them what
they can and cannot do.  CSX doesn't give a damn about the law this is
all about arrogance.  CSX thinks they are above the law.   We know CSX
has paid lawyers. That's good because they're going to need them in
every state east of the Mississippi.  CSX previously  screwed 1200
managers. Currently screwing their customers. Now they think they can
screw the T&E.  You can count on us having "Our ducks in a row" 
New York will come down on CSX like a hammer. This is blatant
retaliation over their new paid time leave. That's how it will be
perceived anyway. Last I checked if CSX is silly enough to let any of
these countless suits make it to court.  A group of our peers decide
the outcome not some paid arbitrator.

Read up on FMLA the federal law leans strongly for the employee.  Ward
was wise enough not to cross the line in the sand.  The countless
lawsuits won't be just against CSX there will be individuals also
named as defendants.

Name: Frontier yard
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 05 January 2018

Why can't I work two days a week and mark off fmla for the rest?  This
company is so unfair and so mean to not let me work when I want.  I
mean I get headaches alot and I'm ENTITLED to it.  I'm going to call
a lawyer! The company that hired me to work isn't going to get away
with this.  I want my money and I want it now!

Name: Hr
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years
Posted: 05 January 2018

FMLA ABUSERS 

If you think for one moment that corporate officials have not already
consulted with their legal teams and federal agencies before they made
this move then you are either blind or ignorant. They aren't stupid.
The company has millions to spend on legal advise and procedure. If you
don't have your ducks in a row good luck. There are alot of arm chair
lawyers on this site right now. That's going to get someone in serious
trouble.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 05 January 2018

Just wondering from Canada!Here all our issues that we have with the
company it is handled in house with the union. We donít have the luxury
of suing,unless it is out side the collective agreement. So my question
is with things like fmla does your union try to fix this problem in
house before you go to a lawyer?Or is it something the union canít help
with thatís why you go to court thanks?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 05 January 2018

STOP RELYING ON YOUR UNION REPS TO MAKE THE DECISIONS.   WE ARE THE
UNION, ITS TIME TO LAY DOWN OR STRIKE!   TRUST ME WHEN EVERYONE LAYS
DOWN, THE COMPANY RUNS TO YOUR TOP UNION OFFICIALS BEGGING FOR HELP.  
DO IT!

Name: RRJim
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 05 January 2018

Wrong

Wrong again! I apologized for the pay raise mistake seeing before I
retired all pay raises were under the BLE Single System agreements.
It's called an honest mistake nothing was done maliciously. Don't
ever call me a liar. As for my co-workers FMLA his wife also went to
the same doctor as he did. So, getting the FMLA papers doesn't violate
any confidentiality. I didn't need my Mom's permission when I applied
for her only thing needed was the reason for the request and a
signature from a physician. So, Stick it where the sun don't shine,
sonny. I wouldn't want to be you it must be a miserable life to be so
hateful.

Name: Red
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years
Posted: 05 January 2018

Whine

That's right it will all be sorted out.  The ones who are legit and
have been pulled out have more owed to them than a weeks back pay.  
I'm not saying it's right but the others have a lawsuit also.  There
will be fines and lawsuits over this.  There are lawyers already making
contacts ambulance chasers but they will sue CSX.  CSX knows if it goes
to court they lose.  

Next week the ones who laid off over New Years will be removed from
service.

Name: Lol
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 05 January 2018

Spoken from a true company mole... Low grade supervisor.. Trainmaster 


Name: Whine
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Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 05 January 2018

Whine all you want, if you have Fmla and used it over the holiday and
are now being investigated then time will tell. Your history of Fmla
use will be looked at and if there is a pattern you will be dealt with
if there is no pattern you will be fine. You know if you abuse the
program or not so I suggest that if you are one that abuses it start
looking for work elsewhere.

Name: SeeeDeeee
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 05 January 2018

Charlie Handprick,Dyke Hawes,

Cannot be trusted!

Name: 
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Employed as: Brakeman, for 30+ years
Posted: 05 January 2018

Awesome I'm sure there are more just like you.

I went to my doc on my Thursday off day. I had to mark off over
Christmas weekend .  Saw my doc the day after Christmas. Now I'm out
of service.   I had well over 400 qualifying days in 2017.  This
company does suck.

Name: 
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Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 05 January 2018

I keep reading how some really need it.   Everyone on FMLA REALLY needs
it. There is no way a medical professional would risk their licensure
over some idiot just wanting a day off.   Is there some who use it for
other reasons? Possible but most do not and who are you to judge your
fellow employee. 

If you laid off Union business, took displacement. Waited to tie
up,bumped a Jr man for his off day, ran slow, etc.etc.  SHUT your DICK
HOLSTEr

Name: 
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 05 January 2018

RRJ...We had a guy who sat on an extra board and never worked!   Dropped
his turn when he could, took his rest day, or used FMLA if he was first
out and had no other option.  Come to find out he was lying to his wife
as well.  Because of his availability, they took his away, did it with
many others over the years.  The point is, he wasn't where he was
supposed to be when it came to the FMLA.  This guy just didn't wanna
work.

Name: BrOwNHoRnEt
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 05 January 2018

There needs to be an investigation in CSX.  Who would pay someone 300
million dollars when everyone knew that person would be taking a
medical leave.  I didn't think "key employees" were allowed any sort
of medical leave.     

I bet there were no substantial difference of layoffs over the holidays
verses any other given day.   New York requiring 8 weeks of company paid
leave Jan 1st is suspect to why CSX would choose now to to pull this.  

I love my job and union co- workers but I think this company keeps
going down hill.

I hope everyone out of service sues CSX the HR directors, managers and
who ever else that can be placed  on the lawsuit.

Name: 
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 05 January 2018

Lloyd

That post was dead on accurate.

Name: Wrong 
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Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 05 January 2018

RR Jim

There is no way he could get Fmla on his wife without her knowing.   A
medical professional will not discuss someone's health even with their
spouse.

Reminds me of the bs you were spewing about no pay raises for CSX
employees.   Enjoy your coffee and bs at McDonald's don't post bs on
here.

Name: RRJim
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 05 January 2018

Here's a FMLA story. A CSX co-worker (now retired) plus a friend got
FMLA years ago because his wife has MS. It was strange the only time he
needed off was weekends. This went on for a long time. I talked to him
occasionally to see how the wife etc... were doing. We were working
different runs. Then he got busted, not by the railroad but by his
wife. Turns out he got FMLA without her knowledge. He was telling her
he was working on work trains 4-5 days a week an occasionally he was
not regular. It was more about spending time at the Moose Lodge.
Ironically the wife was still working a fulltime job 5 days a week. Of
course then she saw his pay stubs and it ended. lol. It's a good
program but should never be abused.

Name: Lloyd
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Employed as: Brakeman, for 10-20 years
Posted: 05 January 2018

You idiots just dont get it do you?  People have fmla for hundreds of
reasons but take a wild guess on why it is abused?  Because these
railroads abuse the fuck out of their employees thats why.  You're the
same twats that tell everyone to quit if they dont like it and take
calls whenever you can for the company arent you?  Probably the same
people who work all the time and then bitch because their house payment
is so damn high and have to live out here.  Just save your shit.  The
guys who want to chastise all the ones laying off are the problem out
here.  You all would make great management.  People do abuse fmla but
get off your high horse.  The only reward you get for showing up all
the time is more money in your own damn pocket anyway.

Name: Re-railer
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Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 04 January 2018

Yo dog, any yall complaining talking bout the company after you and they
targeting you, well you have done something to get yourself in a messed
up situation. Yall really think for no reason at all the managers just
don't like you and would like to see you go? come on for real? You are
judged by either the way you look or the way you act, shame on anyone
for judging someone on the way they look that ain't right, but the way
you act is how most people will judge you and that's how it should be
right? if you act like a fool then you should be treated like a fool,
so don't act like a fool and then try to say your being targeted by
such and such forno reason, if you being trgeted the chances are you
did something to deserve it. Yeah there might be a rare case of this
managers wife cheated with a dude named greg and he just don't like
anyone named greg and yo name greg so he don't like you but that aint
what this about greg.

Name: Stop Complaining Do Your Job
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 04 January 2018

2L2Q I am with you 100% lazy asses (FMLA) abusers they play the system
pick their days off and the trains they want I hope they fire them all.
They think of only them selves and noone else if it is anything like our
terminal only do it on the weekends and holidays....I am guessing all
the people saying get an attorney are FMLA (Friday tru Monday leave
act).. pukes

Name: Almostthere
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 04 January 2018

If a lawyer only gets paid if you win.    What do you have to lose?  
I'd encourage all these guys out of service to call a lawyer.  From
everything I'm reading on Fmla you all have a solid case.

Name: 
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Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 04 January 2018

APE, for less than 1 year:
That very well may be true.  But, there have been plenty of cases where
employees were "fired" multiple times and ended up with their jobs,
seniority, and any lost time pay restored.  Normally\usually, all
depended upon the circumstances.  Support your union and pro-labor
politicians.

Name: 
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Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 04 January 2018

If the company wants to target someone and fire them.   That just adds
another zero on a settlement and another low life manager to sue.

Name: 
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Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 04 January 2018

One thing I witnessed in the railroad industry is when an employee puts
in a complaint against the company and wins there case. The person that
won there case now have a target on there back. And the company goes out
of there way to monitor that person and as soon as they make a
mistake,they are fired. Payback for taking the company on and winning.

Name: 
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Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 04 January 2018

HUMAN RESOURCES  get some!

https://www.stephaniehahn.com/blog/2017/07/employees-may-sue-hr-directors-for-fmla-violations.shtml

Name: 
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Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 04 January 2018

https://www.stephaniehahn.com/blog/2017/07/employees-may-sue-hr-directors-for-fmla-violations.shtml

Name: 
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Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 04 January 2018

http://www.hrmorning.com/yes-managers-can-be-personally-liable-for-fmla-violations/


Lower managers you think CSX will have your back?  But I was just doing
what I was told to do doesn't excuse you.

Name: RRJim
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 04 January 2018

Reality Check

I retired from CSX in 2010. It was getting pretty bad then and friends
still working kept telling me it was getting worse. That was hard to
imagine. I know Hunter Harrison had a devastating affect in his short
span. But, Mike Ward wasn't that great especially when he hired Tony
Ingram off the NS. In fact people I know on the NS said CSX did them a
favor. It was difficult to fathom the changes we witnessed.

Name: 
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Employed as: Car repair, for 10-20 years
Posted: 03 January 2018

Looking over the TA for the Carmen and Iím quite embarrassed that our
union took 3 years to negotiate this. You literally took 3 years to
accomplish nothing but a petty raise thatíll get swallowed up by
increased union dues. Scardelletti will get hundreds of thousands of
dollars in bonuses when this contract is ratified. While us workers
will get a swift kick in the nuts. I love how their number 1 selling
point of this TA is retroactive pay-on average over $3000. Give me a
break, what a joke. Number two is increased wages over the contract
period-on average over $20,000. I donít know who does their math but a
compounded wage increase of 13.1% over the five year contract period
does not add up to $20,000. Ok Iím done now, bye

Name: 
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Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 03 January 2018

So with yard and terminal closers to streamline CSX rail system. Has a
blue print been laid out to every one of the big plan. And how it is
going to make CSX that much better for everyone. Or is it just keep
cutting and selling everything that they can get away with.Has the Hh
big plan to change CSX,shown results to date,or are the designers just
winging it and stringing every one along till they feel they canít get
anymore cash for ceo and share holders.

Name: turnyourphoneoff
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 03 January 2018

fmla


Blah blah blah

Your actions and comments are making a hostile work environment. System
notice had a hand it that too.  That in itself is a direct violation of
fmla.  How about that one person who needs it and uses it and now he
has to deal with assholes like you.   1 or  12 men layoff regular
doesn't make anyone work more or less.  If or when the carrier finds x
amount of men who live on the rails.  There will be massive layoffs. 
All you fucks who have been out here less than 10 years better hope the
more senior man doesn't  start living on the rails  or you can  kiss
your ass goodbye.  For the dumbass who believes someone has lost their
job because of laying off over Christmas/New Year.  You best put the
crack pipe down.

Turn your phone off and put the cigarette out new guy.

Name: 
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Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 03 January 2018

The power of the internet,as soon as you walk out of the privacy of your
home someone is taping you. Cameras on buildings dash cams phone cams. I
new a young guy that thought he was cool in university.He partied hard
was in demonstrations ,where property was damaged. All this went on you
tube,he had a degree, but when he applied for jobs HR,checked out social
media and seen this clown performing and was denied employment because
of it.So remember what you do out side your home is for all the world
to see.

Name: Reality Check
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Employed as: M of W, for 10-20 years
Posted: 03 January 2018

RRJim:

You are not a "body on a train", body implies a human being. 
Remember last summer when Frank Lonegro called us "number of units"
that were reduced.  I don't think that attitude is ever going to
change.  There is a special place for those that think like that, and
treat people like you were treated. I'm sure the RR Guru would tell us
all that if he could, and live his life different if given a second
chance.  But, he made his choices and now he will spend eternity in
Hell.

Name: 
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Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 03 January 2018

Us old guys fought hard for a lot of benefits that are in the collective
agreement to improve everyone lives. In most cases we had to give
something up to get certain benefits. They are in place for the people
that need these benefits. And yes if you are a person that abuses these
privileges,then you have to suffer the consequences if you abuse it.

Name: 
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 03 January 2018

Co you working with scooter today's?

Name: 
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 03 January 2018

Tried? Conductor. I know who you are.

Name: 
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Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 03 January 2018

Iím tried of all this FMLA talk. Those of u who marked off for the
holidays u know you did it just to be off for Christmas no other
reason. You want to talk about the company abusing your rights under
the fmla policy, but youíre abusing it also. Itís for emergencies not
to be off on the holidays or weekends. I get tried of working every
weekend when people are marked off fmla and posting on Facebook
pictures of them out hunting or fishing or any other activities theyíre
doing. Now you want to hire a lawyer because youíre caught. I donít feel
sorry for u all youíre doing is hurting the ones that use it for itís
intentions and those who really need it and canít get it. And for those
of you who are going to comment on this saying Iím a company mole nope
Iím sure not just a feed up conductor.

Name: Sick
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Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 03 January 2018

Examples of prohibited conduct include:
1Refusing to authorize FMLA leave for an eligible employee,
2Discouraging an employee from using FMLA leave,
3Manipulating an employeeís work hours to avoid responsibilities under
the FMLA,
4Using an employeeís request for or use of FMLA leave as a negative
factor in employment actions, such as hiring, promotions, or
disciplinary actions, or,
5Counting FMLA leave under ďno faultĒ attendance policies


2 has been violated with With the new system notice and the removing of
employees from service for Layoffs over the holidays.

5 has been violated with the caps attendance  policy


Those pulled out of service may be entitled to thousands of dollars in
damages.
I spoke with an attorney today out of Orlanda sounded very promising
and he only gets paid if Iwin my suit. 

He said it's too late to apologize.  That a hostile work environment
is the result of the company's unilateral move. Which is also a
violation.

Name: 
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Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 03 January 2018

I can remember the day when a person had a crisis at home,the company
bent over backwards to help. And if it was major union and company
raise money for the family.Today itís all about the bottom line for the
company. I was proud to work for a company that was family oriented,and
cared about its employees. Those days are long gone.

Name: Lawyerup
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Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 03 January 2018

https://www.americanbar.org/groups/lawyer_referral/resources/attorney_referral_system.
htm 


The above is dept. of labor approved Fmla attorneys.   Contact one as
soon as your pulled out of service due to a mark off.  Don't let them
get away with this. Also the Union needs to step up.  This is an
outrage.

Name: 
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Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 03 January 2018

If you look at your collective agreement,if they have people laid off in
your craft they have to give you leave of absence.

Name: RRJim
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 03 January 2018

They must give FMLA to anyone these days from what I'm reading. When I
was out there most times to get FMLA one had to appeal it after CSX
denied it. I filed for it in February 2007 when my Mom got ill it was
denied. She lived 600 miles away. By early May that year I had
exhausted all my Vacation & PL days. CSX then hit me with 5 charge
letters for excessive time off. My RFE & LC knew what was going on,
they managed to squash 4 of them, the 5th I was tired and took the
overhead. My Brother Locomotive Engineers began donating their PL days
so I could take care of her. She passed away in November 2007. I'll
always be grateful to my union brothers for the caring they showed.
Ironically CSX granted the FMLA after she was gone. It was so
restrictive it wouldn't of helped anyway. 

In January 2008 I was with the LC at the CMC Center in JAX coordinating
the new bid system for LE's on the Huntington Division. I by accident
ran into the woman that was responsible for sending out charge letters.
After taking a break I went back into the office they gave us. One of
the other LC's was talking to a woman when I realized who she was. I
left before I went off. When I got back she was still in the room. I
confronted her about having compassion seeing I heard part of her
conversation was about her so-called religious beliefs. I told her I
was surprised she didn't send out another letter when I marked for my
Mom's funeral and was off 7 days to take care of everything. Her
response was if she could of she would of seeing it was excessive. 

I guess my point is don't trust CSX for personal matters. In their
eyes we are just a body on a train. We don't have feeling or issues
that affect us in our lives.

Name: Conductor
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Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 02 January 2018

Finally you lazy workers are caught!  I am glad csx has had enough!  Let
the workers who want to work and make money survive!!!!

Name: Utoo
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 02 January 2018

Xlc

Karma?   When the hell is karma going to raise its head on this fucked
up company?

Name: XLC
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Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 02 January 2018

Crews

Before you jump up and run to file a complaint make sure you read up on
the laws that protect employers and their rights to pursue suspected
violations of FMLA. Don't know what the fine is now but it was 10,000
at one time for violation or abuse of a federal program. Don't sit on
your butts on this one. Get your research done. If you are found guilty
you could be facing a large fine.  As for so many people using FMLA at
Christmas???? Karma is raising its head. You know who you are. All your
going to do is make it a lot harder for people who really seriously need
FMLA to get it.  The feds have been looking at this program for some
time now.  Get ready to jump through hoops soon if you really need it.

Name: Lc
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 02 January 2018

you think your employer has violated the FMLA, you should schedule a
consultation with an experienced lawyer. A lawyer can review your
situation, identify any legal problems in the way your employer treated
you, and help you decide what to do next. For example, you might want
the lawyer to coach you on how to talk to your manager, to write a
letter to your employer on your behalf, or even to file a lawsuit in
court. Many employment lawyers charge you only if you win your claim,
so you may not need to pay a lawyer up front.

Name: Mr Ed
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Employed as: Brakeman, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 02 January 2018

Anyone laid off FM over the holidays are being pulled out of service.  
Contact the Dept. of Labor immediately.   

Filing a Complaint with the Secretary of Labor

A complaint may be filed in person, by mail or by telephone with the
Wage and Hour Division, U.S. Department of Labor. A complaint may be
filed at any local office of the Wage and Hour Division.
The complaint should be filed within a reasonable time of when the
employee discovers that his or her FMLA rights have been violated.
Filing a Private Lawsuit

An employee also has the right to file a private lawsuit under the FMLA
in any Federal or state court of competent jurisdiction. The FMLA is
subject to a statute of limitations. This means that, generally, suit
must be filed within two years after the last action that the employee
believes was in violation of the FMLA, or three years if the violation
was willful. (It is up to the court to rule whether the alleged
violation occurred and, if so, whether it was willful.) A state
employee's right to private action may be limited.

Name: friend
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Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 10-20 years
Posted: 02 January 2018

Ape 1-10

Most likely will force you into taking disability unless you can get a
ym or dispatch  job or something like that. I heard they did away with
all the clerks jobs. If your an engineer I cant think of a desk job
other than those listed that would be as lucrative as yours. 
Call a railroad lawyer and ask. If your hurt by this don't waste time.
 That was a good question. Good bet this forum is going to get blown up
by csx moles who want to distract everyone away form discussing this
topic. Nothing more the company hates than people coming on here and
talking about how they are injured at the hands of the railroad. Bad
publicity.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 01 January 2018

To the dumb ass how done it who gives a shit about csx printers they can
afford to get another one where all your concern about the Millions of
dollars mantle ridge is stealing and not to mention the millions they
paid a peace of shit who had one foot in the grave and the thousands
that no lost there lively hood for the greed of a few, worry about
something like that not a printer, you must be a real company suck to
put that on this site go back under your managers desk and keep doing
what your best at.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 01 January 2018

So if an employee has this vibration condition and you succeed with your
claim. The railway could say your not fit anymore to operate a train.
Because it would hinder the condition and make it worse. So they would
most likely have to put you in an office job.just wondering?

Name: UP FELA CLAIMS INFO
E-mail: lrinfo@up.com
Employed as: CSX Contractor, for N/A
Posted: 01 January 2018

Information Only Claims For Vibration Exposure:

UP is encouraging all TE&Y employees to submit a vibration exposure
claim, within the three year statue of limitation limits.

The Onset of Symptoms is Usually:

Discomfort
Pain
Numbness
Tingling
Burning
Swelling

Factors may that may be associated with these symptoms may include:

Intense long duration exposure to combinations of force and repetition

Doing task beyond your physical capabilities

Exposure to vibration above maximum health guidelines.

Report symptoms if they:

Are persistent, severe or worsening 

Radiate

Keep you from sleeping at night

If you have constant or unusual symptoms see [your] doctor and NOT the
company nurse.

Once an evaluation is completed, and it is determined that treatment is
needed, contact your FELA approved attorney for a free consultation.

Depending on years of service, settlements are generally above three
hundred thousands dollars  ($300,000.00).

This information is provided to all Railroaders.

Happy New Year!

Name: 
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Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 31 December 2017

Sad part is when they bring in these people to raid a company and make
major cuts.They end up riding into the sun set with there pockets full.
The new guy has to try and fix the damage.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 31 December 2017

If your yard closes take it as a sign go to another trade or industry
working out doors in the dead of winter and dealing with to most brain
dead, laziest and unfair management in any industry is not worth it
your better off working in factory like a dog and making $15 a hour
than to deal with the weather and the bull shit and not to mention the
tens of thousands of dollars you pay out in union dues that let so much
of the shit go down and lie to you and want nothing but your dues and
have the nerve to tell its the best deal we can get all they do is give
in on every contract, you will save money working else where and might
even have day shift week ends off, so if your yard closes draw your
unemployment benefits its your money you paid in and I can only hope
for every one who is laid off and gets laid off they find good jobs and
say the hell with the rail road and CSX when they try to call people
back it will take them years to recover from all this bull shit and
train new people who knows maybe some of those lazy ass managers will
have to do a days work again and one thing is for certain they are no
exempt from what could go down and they will get a little pay back for
all the dirty work they done and people they screwed over since HH and
his mantle ridge master have brought down.

Name: Who was it?
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Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 31 December 2017

So the Million dollar question is, Who stole the New Printer at 00q120?
Was it Mr. Sticky fingers himself? Can't be, he was terminated about a
year back.  Perhaps it was the Fella that was caught last year loading
up cases of CSX provided Gatorade in his truck twice to take home for
personal use. Any info or leads should be forwarded to the Dayton
Police Dept. or the CSX police.

Name: 
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Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 31 December 2017

Did just 6 weeks shy of 40 full yrs. About the 1st 3rd of that time
I became convinced too many were very gullible and went by what they
heard or thought - not by the true facts.

Name: 
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Employed as: Car repair, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 31 December 2017

As a person who has spent thirty five years in the industry.If there
wasnít a rumours by 1800 someone would create one. And it was amazing
how far it traveled.I learned to ignore a lot of rumours till I new
things where factual.

Name: 
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Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years
Posted: 31 December 2017

Everyone should prepare, another round of layoffs are coming in January.
Foote would like to show the board and stock holders that he is the
right man for the job. These cuts are acrossed the board. 400-500 more
unemployed, middle management down.

Name: 
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Employed as: Car repair, for 20-30 years
Posted: 31 December 2017

Iím a Carmen in Willard are we havenít heard anything lately about
closing. Who did ya hear that from. I know as a carman if they close
the whole yard I can take my seniority wherever should we get a
dovetail in. But no one in mechanical has heard anything about this.
More information would be great but nothing would surprise us anymore

Name: No seniority
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 31 December 2017

Anyone! 

Is it true they are closing Willard yard? Where does their seniority
extend too? Can they go beyond it if the whole yard is closed? I can
barely hold a job now.

Name: Staffing
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 29 December 2017

Hh cut staff at cn cp,33 percent. Then they trained managers to do our
work instead of recalling stall. Your union posted on here that they
will not do that in USA.So if that is true staff will be recalled that
much faster. My prediction is it is going to be a busy year for North
American railroads. Foote better get his shit together because I donít
think the government is going to keep accepting there lame excuses.
Shit or get off the pot foote !

Name: Carman
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 29 December 2017

In this cold weather we would tell TM to reduce the train from the tail
end,and not to dynamite the head end cars.They donít understand that in
this cold that some emergency portion will not recover and a lot of
times the number 8 vent value stays stuck open.. Then you have to walk
the train try and hear what is blowing and take the plug end and plug
the number 8 vent value. It can be the gong show when you have a TM
that is clueless .

Name: Retired carman
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 29 December 2017

Did four years under Hh as ceo,the coldest day we worked was minus 55c
and these morons in the warm offices still tried to run long trains. We
spent hours driving the trains four air leaks..we just went along with
what they told us to do,they where all panicked about trains not moving
At the beginning of the shift we told tm you have to reduce the number
of cars or put slave in the middle of train. But they would not listen
till nine and sixteen hour delays.priceless

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

GET OVER IT!

No one gives a rats ass about the derailment anymore. Go find a god
damn Amtrak site to continue this stupid ass topic. Trains have been
derailing since they started railroading. All this derailment did was
bring out the foamers, the pines nut case, and the a holes that just
want to debate out of their basements. WE DONT GIVE A SHIT ANYMORE!
What we do care about is everyone who is out in this damn cold weather
and are sick and been beat down for the last 3 weeks because the devil
from hell(EHH) make a mess out of everything. Ran good workers off, put
people on the street and has now even from the grave created a man power
shortage we haven't seen in years. the company is begging for transfers
all over the system to fill in where there aren't enough people to
work. We still have this abuse attendance policy that is going to make
people show up sick as a dog and make everyone else sick too. Listen
people, when you get sick go to the emergency room! Don't go to a med
care. BOMBARD THE HELL OUT OF THE EMERGENCY ROOM. If you puking,
coughing up green or what ever. Your co pay may be a little higher now
thanks to our worthless unions, but the cost to the company is higher.
Make them pay out the nose to cover all of us for putting us in this
situation. The stress is weakening a lot of guys out here and are
breaking them down. It frickin going to be -14 degrees for the 3rd
shift guys and you can bet your ass they wont get the 10-15 minute
breaks that were always required to get warm and out of dangerous cold
temps. They will give them 15-20 minutes lunches and run them back out
in the yards.  If your in freezing wind chills make sure management
knows when your needing a break. If they don't give it to you write
down names, times, dates, and when you asked. If you get sick make sure
you send all the info to the medical department and let your personal
physician know. This isn't a joke. This company aint worth dying for
and getting frost bite. EHH is warm an toasty in hell. WE ARENT!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 29 December 2017

It's bitter cold all over northern America.
But some knumbnuts people working in nice, warm, dry, well lit offices
bark orders to others, who are out in the elements = 
true csx courtesy & professionalism.

Name: Cold
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 29 December 2017

Minus 39c today in central Canada,hoses a little stiff to day!!

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

CMC caller 
 
Your obvious a smart ass company mole. No one in The CMC would post a
remark like that.  Out right attempt to intimidate. That previous post
was something that happens all the time. Calling us and threatening us
with refusal to work or miss call if we won't take a job we don't
have to. Always threatening and blowing smoke up our asses with coments
that are total bull. Either new callers who don't know agreements or do
and just full of shit. No one has to take a call after 2200 when they
have a scheduled day off. Engineers don't have to accept any call
after 2000 hrs before a scheduled day off. Everyone is sick of
this....we got you on the phone so you have to bullshit. Karma is a
real bitch. Just give us the ivr and get rid of callers. We can get our
LC to hash it out.

Name: Cmc caller
E-mail: 
Employed as: Crew Dispatcher, for 10-20 years
Posted: 28 December 2017

Mr. Pissed what is your ID number I will gladly put more points in for
you.

Name: pissed
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 28 December 2017

CREW MANAGER!!!!!   

Would you like to explain to all of us how in the hell a person can
lose work on the same train twice in 1 day.  I marked off sick and
missed a train a few hours later. Then in my history when the other
crew marked off at the hotel(11 hrs later) it showed I lost work on the
same train again. How in the hell can you miss work on the same train
twice? What does their marking off at the hotel have to do with me? I
called one of your reps and he blew me shit telling me he couldn't see
on his screen what I was talking about and had no answer for me. I
wanted to know what caller made the notes and he blew me off again. If
I get docked extra points or lose extra pay for this Im not going to
lay down like a dog on this quietly. 
I also had a DV the next day and marked back up after 2200. Instead of
putting me in future mark off status and leaving me alone your cronies
started blowing my phone up at 2310(way after 2200) and did it for an
hour before I finally got pissed and called to tell them to quit
calling me! Had to remind them that I didn't have to take a call that
goes on duty after 0000 and go to work after my vacation started  and
was going to file ethics charges for the harassment when they knew good
and well I didn't have to work. One of them blew me more shit and said
they could call me.  I then asked him if they could force me to work
and violate my union agreement then how come they didn't Miss Call me.
How come they called me 5 stinking times for over and hour and never
left any messages. That's when he hung up on me. They knew what they
were doing. Its bull shit harassment. Waking me up and pulling this
crap because we don't have people to work anymore. Cut manpower so
short and furloughed so many people the ones who were gone said screw
it and didn't come back.  
This Foote character better make some changes in your department. If
something doesn't give we don't need the Union to start a stink.
Petitions and ethics charges should get the ball rolling. Get your
people in control!

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

All Crafts

Rip Willard was 100% correct when he suggested that everyone stop
bickering about issues that are not relevant to what is happening in
the industry right now. As bad as the Amtrak situation was, it is not
an issue for the freight train service and what is happening in CSX at
this moment. Let the FRA and Feds deal with their issues. With new tax
laws in the next year, a new CEO and a change in the entire operations
in progress there is going to be serious back lash for many in the
field. Back wages are supposed to be paid soon and engineers will be
getting a bonus. No matter how large or small everyone needs to be
smart and hang on to every dime they get until the smoke settles down
from this crazy fiasco. There is NO CERTAINTY who will be left standing
and where they will be when the dust settles. Be wise. Make good
choices. Plan for the possibility of having to relocate your families. 
Never assume anything. Do not forget that your medical coverage has
changed. It will cost you a lot more for medical care now and a sick
family member at this time of year could hurt your dearly. If you learn
anything that is helpful  do not hesitate to post it on this site. Do
not let the company moles or lonely basement foamers discourage you.
Everyone needs to have each others back. 2018 is probably going to be
one of the hardest years for any one with less than 10 years. Hang
tough and hang tight! Be safe and take your time. Know one is any good
to their family if they go home hurt or sick.  God bless and pray for a
better 2018!

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

Wow old RRjim came home. Nice post old man. says a lot
Goober.


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

Mr Ed

You're correct no railroader would want their children working on the
railroad. Same goes for a lot of other occupations. That's not our
decision once they hit a certain age around 14-15 years old they think
they know better. I worked with a lot of railroaders that were 4th &
5th generation railroad. I'm sure none of their fathers wanted it for
them. Railroad has always been a difficult life. It really hasn't
changed. Only thing different is the people. Other than that it's
always been an "us vs them" mentality doesn't matter if one is
management or in the crafts. If my son had wanted to work for the
railroad I wouldn't stopped him. It's one of the small percentage of
jobs that still has a retirement, healthcare etc... plus the ability
to
earn a decent living if one applies themselves. There can be a lot of
bumps along the way with furloughs, yard closures/reductions etc... I
went through all that during my career even had to relocate several
times. It was never easy seeing every move was at my own expense.
Eventually I found a terminal that was promising and it paid off.

Name: Fact
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 27 December 2017

Ask Trainmaster David Benson about his late night pillow fights wth his
male roommate. Seriously ..!!!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 27 December 2017

I will say one thing about the railway,I started at age twenty and
retired with a pention.most people on there own canít put money away
every month for retirement,I have a grade twelve thatís it. I know a
lot of people get out of university with a hundred grand worth of
student loans,and worthless degrees.defined pention plans are on there
way out with most companies.Guys I worked with always said they work on
the railway for the pention.And they now buy other investments and have
a pretty nice retirement.I have lots of friends that envy me for being
retired at a young age ,these people will have to work most of there
lives because of hey saved nothing for retirement.

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

Mr Ed

You're correct no railroader would want their children working on the
railroad. Same goes for a lot of other occupations. That's not our
decision once they hit a certain age around 14-15 years old they think
they know better. I worked with a lot of railroaders that were 4th &
5th generation railroad. I'm sure none of their fathers wanted it for
them. Railroad has always been a difficult life. It really hasn't
changed. Only thing different is the people. Other than that it's
always been an "us vs them" mentality doesn't matter if one is
management or in the crafts. If my son had wanted to work for the
railroad I wouldn't stopped him. It's one of the small percentage of
jobs that still has a retirement, healthcare etc... plus the ability to
earn a decent living if one applies themselves. There can be a lot of
bumps along the way with furloughs, yard closures/reductions etc... I
went through all that during my career even had to relocate several
times. It was never easy seeing every move was at my own expense.
Eventually I found a terminal that was promising and it paid off.

Name: UP Merger Talks
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for N/A
Posted: 27 December 2017

Mantel Ridge is in complete control of CSX'S Board of Directors. The
rumor in corporate UP is that, if UP pursues a takeover of CSX, UP 
Board of Directors will retain Foote to run the entire operations
of both railroads.
What Harrison has done to all the other railroads under his charge, has
not been even closely matched by UP'S CEO (Fritz). And Foote is
mentally carrying Harrison blueprint!

Name: Mr.Ed
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 27 December 2017

Cornductor


Ihe company doesn't pay our bills.

You need to raise the bar.  Your boys would love this job?  I work out
here so my kids can better theirselves.  This place is fine for me not
my kids.  I would hope anyone with any expectations for their kids
would feel the same. 

You must be a real company suck ass

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

Economy is getting hot,they are hiring both railroads cn cp so expect
increase in interchange traffic to come onto your CSX line.with trumps
tax cuts expect more production on USA soil which should bring traffic
to USA railroads. Cn just put a large order in for new
locomotives.Waiting to see what trump will do with NAFTA
agreement.hopefully benefits all the railways.

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

Sad cry babies....I actually love my job.  You have to follow
rules...wow that's so hard!!!.How many people think it's retarded
that these crybabies do everything in their power to screw over the
same company that pays your electric bill and buys that carton of
Marlboro reds on your dashboard of your 98 grand prix!!!!!  If you
don't like the job then quit!!! I have two sons that would love to
make the money we do.

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

Car repair 
Just what would you like to know. You want info on your craft or
anyone's craft? Can't help ya if your not T&E. Maybe the mindset of
EHH didn't affect you that much because he just fired you guys and
closed your shops down without screwing with your agreement that much.
As for T&E all of you better take a good look at your new subdivision
timetables. The division's were broke down to subdivision because
according to EHH it made it better to correct and streamline each area
than having one large timetable with several subdivisions. I have
already come across changes in wording they can use against you if they
are head hunting in the northern division. And no I'm not listing them
because it's your damn job to read them. What doesn't make any sense
is you still have to go to the old division options on the computer to
print subdivision bulletins. Another thing not answered is if your on
the xbd do you have to carry each subdivision bulletin for every single
one you are subject to be called or can u wait until you get called for
one of them to print them out.. I've gone months without being called
for a subdivision they have now, and when I looked at all of them and
every  dang one of them said the same damn thing. Who needs to carry 4
subdivision bulletins that say you got to wear spike boots in ice and
snow. It was better to have one bulletin for the entire division. When
I'm done looking at them Im sure there's going to be the same
mistakes and same crap there was before. Not holding my breath!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 26 December 2017

I agree, Car Repair, although times are rough right now, the amount of
useful or pertinent information you could find here has diminished. It
sucks for everybody. We all get it.

Name: Mr.Ed
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 26 December 2017

Car repair


Suck my donkey.

Name: Boxing day
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 26 December 2017

Boxing Day sale rail yards cranes locomotives,if you can move it we sell
it at CSX.Come on down make us an offer,we at CSX and Mantle ridge are
eager to serve our share holders.This is a one time major sale folks,so
donít hesitate to come in make us an offer ,savings savings save up to
eighty percent on most product.Come on down for a coffee and dounuts
and meet Ceo foot all the way from Canada,see you soon folks.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 10-20 years
Posted: 26 December 2017

Does anyone do anything other than whine, bitch, and cry? Shut up and do
your job. You should be lucky you are still working. You all sound like
a bunch of god damned spoiled women. I used to follow the posts to see
what is going on throughout the system, but wholly fuck some of you
make it unbearable to read!

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

Pine turd

Go lay down. No one said anything about setting the brakes. What was
said was engineer was speeding.  Fact. No more to be said. Taking the
curve at 80 without trying to take action could have been just as bad.
For your info we set full service all the time with no problems at
speeds up to 50. still doesn't matter. He was speeding! What part of
that don't you get. If he didn't know his territory he shouldn't
have been out there. Until the engineer makes a statement to press know
one knows for sure where his head was so just shut the fuck up.

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

Pine turd

Go lay down. No one said anything about setting the brakes. What was
said was engineer was speeding.  Fact. No more to be said. Taking the
curve at 80 without trying to take action could have been just as bad.
For your info we set full service all the time with no problems at
speeds up to 50. still doesn't matter. He was speeding! What part of
that don't you get. If he didn't know his territory he shouldn't
have been out there. Until the engineer makes a statement to press know
one knows for sure where his head was so just shut the fuck up.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 25 December 2017

I wish I hade never gotten involved with the railroad had worked for
almost 20 years to only have my hole craft laid off and people with not
a fifth of my years of service now doing my job and there's feel so
betrayed and wondering why I ever got in this industry in the first
place the hell with csx and the railroad should have never got into
this or should have left years ago working shitty shifts bad rest days
paying tens of thousands of dollars on union dues to union that don't
do nothing for you and stands by and lets crap like this go down and
gives the company everything they want on every contract, you deal with
the laziest, worthless and most unfair management in any industry so I
would suggest any body don't come to railroad its not worth it your
better off working in a factory like a dog than get deal with all the
bull shit you have to put with csx is finished and the only thing that
will be left will short lines and not a third of the jobs at not half
the pay so the only ones that should go the railroads are the rail nuts
but I'm sure in about two years they will be have all that burned out
of them.

Name: Mr.Ex
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 24 December 2017

A lot of crews laid up in hotels.  You guys know you have to lay off if
you want to be home. No matter what day of the year it is.  You must be
a special kind of stupid if you work on Christmas for straight time and
sit in a hotel for free.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 23 December 2017

Everyone is forgetting about the thousands of people who where laid off
before the holidays so mantle ridge and there burning ex CEO could line
there pockets for all those that are being forced to work I'm been
there its no fun but don't forget all those ball sucking managers that
carry out the dirty work they will be at home with there families and
have the balls to tell you they have your back what a load of shit I
can only hope they will soon get what is coming to them when they fell
the love of this family oriented company they have the nerve to call it
so good lock to those who are laid off and find a better job than the
railroads and especially csx and for those that are left but no good
will towards the managers who carry out the dirty work I hope they lose
a lot of sleep.

Name: Reality Check
E-mail: 
Employed as: M of W, for 10-20 years
Posted: 23 December 2017

http://m.railwayage.com/index.php/blogs/art-miller/csx-illinois-central-version-20.html?channel=&Itemid=491


Leaves you to wonder where or who we will be working for in the future.
Hope all you Hunter disciples meet the same fate as HH including KissAss
Foote

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 23 December 2017

Let me tell you people at CSX you had the devil only 10 months.We put up
with that son of a bitch for 4 years. You all dodge a bullet when he
passed.foot learned Hh evil ways it the trade.watch your back. I donít
think the board of directors is going to make the same mistake twice.I
predict Foote will be replaced early in the new year.

Name: Cond.
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 22 December 2017

NOTICE 
Just read wallstreet journal interview with Foote. He said....Harrison
created enough disciples in CSX to continue his plans. He intends to go
forward with his operating plan. Does anyone not see this pattern? EHH
father was a traveling preacher and he forged forward to create his
disciples at his camp. This man was evil and was no doubt a false
prophet! Maybe God has a plan to end this since he died right before
Christmas. Everyone pray in your homes or at Christmas mass if you get
to church. EHH was counting on you not being there. The work of the
devil.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 22 December 2017

Such a stand up company CSX is. Forcing their employees to work
Christmas Day. Thereís a special place in hell for the people that make
these decisions.

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

fuck hunter harrison

Name: Corp
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years
Posted: 22 December 2017

Crew 

Your running out of time to make holiday plans. All crew will work
Christmas. Catch up work for customers is bullshit lie. Customers will
be closed down. Leave their shit outside the gates. Don't use your
phone to call anyone at an industty if you can't get in. Better yet
just mark off. It's your right if you feel ill from holiday work
stress. Take your 4 points. Xmas is on monday. Your family is more
important than 4 points. 
Another derailment for Csx today.  Rensselear indiana. Tank cars
everywhere. Main line torn out.  Who's going to get the blame for this
one?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 22 December 2017

to conductor,30+ yrs,21 dec 2017,
ref: mean spirited message posted 21 dec 2017

you ask why my message was mean spirited and posted on all
boards.ol'eugene was a mean sob that screwed you csx folks over and cn
also. i only spoke the truth. why is the funeral festivities info quiet?
csx has you folks so job scared it is really sad.hopefully the new ceo
will treat
you folks better.you folks need ol'eugene's funeral info to line up
and piss on his corpse "precision railroad style"with maximum volume
and no wasted time in line.enough said here.

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

Foote is just going to repeat what he did at cn,thatís all he knows.Did
same thing at cn cp made everyone work over the holidays.While these
pricks are no where to be found over the holidays.Hh cancelled over
time but had to pay double time on Christmas holidays.What I found with
these pricks if people say they are happy to work the holidays for
overtime it pisses them off,it has the opposite affect. And then they
look at the production vs what it cost to work the holiday. Like I said
many times these managers are nothing without the workers the backbone
of CSX is the workers

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 21 December 2017

Just heard from local TM

ALL JOBS WILL WORK ON CHRISTMAS DAY, NO EXCEPTIONS!

These people we work for really are mean spirited ASSHOLES!

We don't take care of our customers the rest of the week/year, But on
Christmas Day we're supposed to believe that the carrier actually
gives a shit about our customers? NOPE! It's just nasty old union
busting, malevolent, childish behavior on the part of upper management!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Engine repair, for 20-30 years
Posted: 21 December 2017

I don't want to get anyone fired up but I was wondering if other
departments are working Christmas holidays, VP of mechanical sent out e
mail all mechanical operations will work through the holiday to better
serve our customers.

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

1st thought of mine is a question:  why bombard each & every
forum\section of this site with the same mean spirited message?

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

ol' eugene now burning in hell and sucking the devil's precision rail
and getting devil's old rail up his ass. ol' eugene getting his karma
now. you guys didn't lose anything at all. hopefully the new ceo will
be better and not run over top of you.
   i notice no public notice of his funeral or burial/cremation
festivities. is csx/harrison family afraid someone will steal his
corpse and abuse it/mutilate it or piss on it like the george pullman
family back in 1898 when the sob george pullman died?george pullman was
the hunter harrison of the 1890's to his railcar employees and did them
shitty. his casket and vault was put in a wire cage and covered with
much concrete to prevent digging up by the pissed of people he done
wrong.any thoughts here?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 20 December 2017

Myself I retired six months ago from cp I did four years with Hh being
ceo. Pulled out of service twice,for next to nothing.The stress you
where put under I canít put in words.  I came on this site to try and
warn people about this man and his team. I have seen him destroy many
people and there dreams.Some of his bully managers that I worked with
puking blood from ulcers some ended up on nut ward. There is justice
and Iím confident the company employees are going to take there futures
back. These management teams come and go.But have no skin in the game
like the employees do.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 20 December 2017

The Only ones paying tribute to that peace of shit Harrison is either a
total kiss ass manager, idiot or a wall street blood sucking prick that
has nothing but contempt for blue colored workers he did nothing but
destroy the lively hoods of thousands of people while lining his own
pockets and the pockets of blood sucking hedge funds that only care
about short term stock manipulation of stock buy backs that would have
landed them in prison at one time in this country and selling off
assets what till they have nothing to sell and can't buy back any more
stock and the real numbers come out they will sell out and the big
losers will be the employees that are left so the only thing this peace
of shit tribute should get is thrown in a card board box and thrown in a
hole with a marker piss here.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 20 December 2017

CSX stock is over valued,there is nothing to support the price it is
at.Expect a correction on this stock.Mantle propped it up and the sale
of assets and job cut.But now loss of fifty percent customer revenue
gone..Its not a stock Iím buying soon.To many unknowns with this one!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: CSX Customer, for N/A
Posted: 20 December 2017

Our sales rep told me CSX has lost hundreds of millions in business,
hard to get a handle on just how much volume walked away.

I don't want to be complacent or anything, are we really sure old
Eugene really assumed room temperature ? Is it verified ?....Even so,
it might be worth while if someone went to check and at least poke him
with a stick, we all know Ghouls, Vampires and werewolves have a nasty
habit of coming back to life.

Best wishes to all of you at CSX, the employees and customers have
taken so much abuse from asshole Hunter and his circumcision
railroading, his kicking the bucket was a great Christmas present, god
bless us one and all.....ding dong the which is dead !

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 20 December 2017

84 million gift,minus revenue from 50 per cent of customer loss,price
less! No wonder some top brass left the company. They did not want
there names attached to these business tactics!

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

It was a big mistake reimbursing EHH $84 million for his CP pension that
he had to give up to go to CSX. Under the CP contract he was suppose to
retire in June 2017 with a clause that his railroad career was over.
That after retiring he couldn't go to any other railroad. Why CSX
wanted him is everyone's guess. Mantle Ridge sweetened the pot with a
billion dollar investment. That's a big reason the stock climb.
Statistics doesn't support it.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 20 December 2017

Paid 84 million to hang out at home.Thats better than any life insurance
he could of bought to leave his  family. CSX board what a bunch of
morons..

Name: The knack
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 19 December 2017

I worked with guys for years,as managers they where pretty good
guys.Then a Long came Hh,and in a short time brain washed these people
to do his dirty deeds .It was like over night you where the enemy and
where treated like shit. And it got worse as time went on.It was mind
blowing how there personalities changed ,and preached the Hh song.In
time they lost friends and respect of employees.Then when Hh left the
company some tried to suck up and be friends again ,but where
ignored.If you look at history look at what people did for
Hitler,performed atrocities.But when the ball was falling on them they
all tried to hide from justice.It amazes me how some people can be so
easily controlled.tYou know who they are,treat accordingly!

Name: Cond.
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 19 December 2017

Crews
I remember reading a post on here when ehh first took over warning
everyone that his election was just smoke and mirrors and was just to
start a frenzy of excitement so stock would rise and more investors
would jump on board. That's exactly what happened. They all knew the
old man's time was limited but they needed the pony show to boost
ratings. Now that the circus act is over its going to be real
interesting to see how csx's PR department is going to fix this one.
Any investor with half a brain would have checked out the old man
thoroughly before taking the bite. Now they have to clean up their
relations with the customers and fix their shitty reputation. Going to
be fun to watch this one unfold! They can't be trusted now. They
showed they were either dumb and desperate or the king of deception!
Wonder just how much money they actually milked out of the old man that
they couldn't get elsewhere.  Good thing he died. Guessing their not
obligated to pay anything back

Name: Stock Seller
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 19 December 2017

I sold all of my stock for the simple reason that if they thought Foote
was capable of running CSX then why didn't they hire him in the 1st
place and save all the money they paid Hunter. No matter what it does
from here on out I made a healthy profit on it and no longer care if it
goes up or down.

Name: Blan-Shitty
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 19 December 2017

More Big lies surface after EHH croaks....

Foote was NEVER to be CEO or succeed Harrison

ďYou will be employed as COO, reporting to me or my successor,Ē said
the four-year contract signed by then-CEO Hunter Harrison on Oct. 25.



https://www.jaxdailyrecord.com/article/james-footes-contract-didnt-anticipate-him-becoming-csx-corp-ceo

Name: 
E-mail: Www.enjoyyourretirementuoldpri
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 19 December 2017

Did anyone else read the article that Hunter contracted a illness the
week before his death while doing one of his famous " You do it my way
or you will be fired Hunter Camps"  so I bet someone had a cold or
something and the old prick caught the cold! My bet is he got a cold
and turned into Pneumonia. The worst thing that can happen to someone
who has a lung disease and on oxygen is getting pneumonia.i wonder if
the person  who gave it to Hunter infected him on purpose!!! If he did
do it on purpose we should erect a statute of this manager sneazing on
a statue of hunter (of course the statue would have his oxygen
tank),and we make the day he died a csx holiday!!!

Name: RRJim
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 19 December 2017

Invest

I bought the majority of my CSX after the crash in 2009 when it was
around $19 a share. I had some stock from back in the 70's & 80's
from a C&O/CSX employee stock purchase program then in the BLE 401K.
Made money in all the splits and definitely after 2008 plus reinvesting
the divvie. It was time to move on.

Name: RRJim
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 19 December 2017

NoMo

It's been a long time. Good to see you're still around. 

I retired about 7 years ago. I did some volunteer work at the VA
hospital for 2 years. Then found a job through a local Manpower doing
some part-time flagging with a shortline railroad when outside
contractors worked near the track. After 4 years I gave it up about a
month ago. CSX ran most of their MTY's (coal & grain) over it till
Hunter Harrison stopped most of it. It was time to move on to something
else. 

Hope life is treating you well?

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

The NS is out of the picture. The BNSF would be the logical suitor. If
it were me I'd be looking for an offer from the KCS. The UP, BNSF,  CN
and CP all run east and west. Mexico is where all the new business will
come from. I hope it all plays out for you guys and gals. CSX was a
great company to work for back in the day..family oriented and you
could carry around the rule book in your back pocket!

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

RRJIM
I bought my stock when it was in the high 30 range. Not being an idiot
and selling just because it dropped to 51. Why would I?  Most older
guys have stock because it was given to them through the company not
because they deliberately invest in it.  If they have been around
awhile they got it when it was in the 20s.  Don't understand why some
keep screaming to sell the stock.

Name: New Sheriff Foote
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 18 December 2017

The new CEO is the most value commodity amongst railroad CEO'S. The
stock is recovering and fund managers have confidence in him executing

Harrison's master plan. Those of you who wish to sit on the sidelines
and complain, should consider investing your hard earned dollars in the
company. Any amount invested 1 year ago would have doubled.

CSX is ripped for a takeover by BNSF or NSC...with a price of around
$80-90 a share.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 18 December 2017

It said on the news that Hunters father was a church minister.Hunter had
not respect for his fellow man,and put a stop to naps on trains while
they where in a siding.At the same time he so called worked out of his
home and slept when he needed to.people around him where instruments
for his greed,and could care a less of the loyal company employees,that
in worse cases where fired just to get operating ratio down.but at the
same time he was rewarded with millions of dollars.And the so called
educated people in charge support his behaviour,and when newer
employees where pushed to work faster in a new environment,and ended up
losing his life because of it. Hh would chalk it up as just doing
business.Shame on Hh and all the people who supported him.

Name: Captain Crunch Berries 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 18 December 2017

Well I guess what they need to do is put old HH in an old MOW gondola
and have him tour around csx properties so everyone can pay their
respect to  him and when he starts smelling funny fill up the gon with
dirt and have Jack Vierling store the car somewhere never to be seen
again would that be considered a load or empty oh well.

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

RRJim...good to see you're alive and kickin',maybe just not quite as
high:)

Everybody needs to read the CSX Proxy statement when it's published.
It will tell you everything you need to know in a round about way. If
CSX were smart, they would have had key-man insurance on Harrison to
cover the cost of hiring him. Harrison would have also been giving a
large life insurance policy as part of his compensation. Harrison's
family should be responsible for his funeral expenses. CSX knew about
his COPD before they hired him. I saw a picture of him at the annual
meeting last year with his oxygen system. I gave him 6 months at best
but he made it a bit longer.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 18 December 2017

Hh new he was on his way out,that is why he hired foot because he could
keep secrets.Top brass where pushed out of CSX because they where
asking the hard questions that would of put,Hh motives in question. And
I bet the people that new of Hh condition calls where made so they could
position themselves as not to lose money. I hope the securities
commission follow the trading movement of certain people at the time of
Hh taking medical leave.It will all surface if there was insider trading
.Im confident that there is some unethical behaviour,is going to service
on certain groups.

Name: Mr.Ed
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 18 December 2017

CSX withheld information on EHH's health form investors.  Someone needs
to go to prison for this.

Name: Fresh start
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 18 December 2017

My opinion is this board of directors should be replaced.Share holders
should be really pissed at board for not doing there due diligence,for
the future of CSX.They should of demanded medical from Hh before he was
hired.Hh new he was dying,and hustled everyone to get funds for his
family.Hh had nothing to lose and everything to gain..He sat at home
going threw the motions and everyone sat back expecting miracles.As an
investor it is scared to know there are boards out there like this
making decisions with peoples hard earned money. The whole board and
upper management should all be replaced.I bet they are all so out of
touch that they do believe in Santa clause .Very bad deal for share
holders and company as a whole.

Name: Read
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 18 December 2017

https://www.wsj.com/articles/csx-chiefs-death-prompts-tough-questions-about-move-to-hire-him-1513554100

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 18 December 2017

To all the wall street bankers and investors... I guess you wont be
cashing out millions after all. You all seen how Hunter took CP stock
and Quadrupled it and made millionaires out of alot of people and you
scumbags wanted to get in on it. Guess what cash out your tens of
thousands of dollars and go ruinother people's lives,leave us csx
employees alone.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 18 December 2017

I guess I gotta buy a round trip plane tickets to Florida now, cause i
always said i piss on his grave when he droped dead.i wonder How many
Hunter haters will show up to his wake and funeral to tell all the
people there to Mourning his death what a rotten prick he was.

Name: Good old days
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 18 December 2017

Ya I can remember the days when train crew had bad order to set out,the
carman would get the pin for crew and then make the joint .Or the train
crew would get some hoses for carman,or carman would line the gates for
the incoming.It worked well we helped each other and things ran smooth
and the work was done in a timely matter.And we where praised by
management for no train delays,ya those where the days!Now your treated
like itís your first day on the job,and watched recorded for every
little thing.

Name: RRJim
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 18 December 2017

APE less than a year

You should of been working by the book all the time. The days of doing
favors and good moves were over way before you hired on. That ended
when Ward hired Tony Ingram off of the NS. It changed when TM's
started spying with binoculars etc... and writing anyone up for the
smallest infraction without first giving a verbal warning. That was all
under Ward not Harrison.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 18 December 2017

Flags at half mast could be in memory of the money CSX has now lost.

Name: Stand
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 18 December 2017

Just got called to work at my terminal.  Flags at half staff.  I went
out and raised them back up.  Letís see what happens now.

Name: Hunter
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 18 December 2017

Well folks,

My time has come.  Unfortunately for all managers and you pukes in
crafts that are entitled to a bonus , this year the company will have
to recoup my salary and pay incentives by showing a 385 million loss on
the books.  This regrettably will necessitate that ALL bonuses will not
be paid.  I hate that you won't be receiving a free check like I did,
but , that's life. Please know that my kids,grandkids,and great grands
really appreciate your sacrifice .  Contrary to rumor, CSX would not
agree to pay for my funeral in the event of my untimely death so a
gofundme account has been set up.  Please donate so they can still
enjoy Christmas without me.  

Sincerely,

Hunter

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

The puppet master is gone, will James Foote be the new puppet master or
a true CEO. Will our trainmasters continue to be puppets? Looks like
Louisville will be the terminal that sets the example by the way it
sounds, lets hope system wide everyone else will sack up and do the
same. Keep us updated.

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

Hey it's Karma again. I need the name of the individual who ordered the
flags to be flown at half staff. Not the scab kneed trainmasters that
followed the order to violate the U.S. flag code. This was a slap in
the face and will not go unpunished.  My work is never done.

Name: This is no joke 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 18 December 2017

This is no joke the flag at the hump tower in louisville was and
probably still is at half staff, saw it with my own eyes. As far as
respecting local managers, theres no way you can even give them the
benefit of doubt when they have us working with a operations plan that
has no rules or procedures, i.e. kicking cars at one end of the bowl
(3500 ft. tracks max) while another pulling job triple or quadruples 80
ro 90 racks at the other end.....we do it everyday like sheep, trying to
keep up so rhey keep.the doors open hopeing nothing happens. Well
yesterday somrhing did, we r damn luckey one of our own wasnt killed
last night he bailed off 100 feet before the hopper he was rideing
tipped, 3 employees are out of service all because....well youguys tell
me

Name: cond
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 17 December 2017

CSX Managers

Why in the hell don't they ever lower the flags when a conductor or
engineer gets killed in the "line of duty"?  I don't remember ever
seeing a flag lowered for any of them. What makes anyone think this
idiot who ruined so many peoples lives deserves the flags half staff.

Name: NoMo
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 17 December 2017

Just another shitty decision by the CSX BoD to hire a man in the final
stages of COPD. I believe CSX had to buy out his contract with the CP
for something like $15mm. 

As far as the flags flying at half staff, only the POTUS or Governor of
the state can order that and then only when it meets certain criteria.
Phone calls to the local TV news departments, VFW and Legion posts will
solve that problem in a heartbeat.

According to what I've been told, at least he got shed of a shitload
of
half-assed managers. Look for merger rumors to resurface...a bare bones
operation like CSX is now is an attractive target.

Good luck and happy holidays...

Name: Attn trainmadter
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 17 December 2017

Itís called a bell shaped curve. Their is no culture of entitlement. You
manage for the median. Yet the bottom tier will take the majority of
your time and energy. Csx especially under  Mr precision forgets this
simple yet scientifically proven concept.

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

Management is disciplining employees for every little thing. Now is the
time to work to the rules,no extra nothing. Do your own job by the book
and donít let up. If you do this the company will get the message.every
one has to be on board with this. And in no time they might smarten up.
People are layed off so donít be doing other crafts work,that is the
only way they are going to get recalled. Take your future back.

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

Flags lowered to half mast for EHH is  sickening, disrespectful, and
shameful. I feel bad to be part if this company today more then ever.

Name: Ben Dover
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 17 December 2017

Does anyone know if EHH's funeral expenses were included in his pay
package??? Just curious! I sure would hate to see his family have to
come up with the money on their own. Maybe we should take up a
collection!

We all sure know now why the refusal of the medical exam took place. 
The hedge fund just needed the name and for the old guy to hang on for
4 years to falsely inflate the stock price and rob the company blind.
Damn it Mr. Harrison why did you die on us???

The holidays will be interesting to say the least.

Merry Christmas!!!

Name: Lucky
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 17 December 2017

You all at CSX got an early Christmas presant,With Hh death. We had 
that evil son of a bitch at cn and cp for 4 years. And he was half
assed heathy,Hh and his brainwashed pee onsl tried to terrorize
everyone. There where so many good people that lost there jobs.Like one
person posted stick together,out smart these puppits they are screwed
without the work force. Like I said you people are lucky you never had
four years of that prick. Take control back protect your future.good
luck CSX employees,happy holidays.And remember Rome was not built in a
day!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 17 December 2017

Trainmasters post under courteous and professionalism, please read it.
He is absolutely right about at least 20% of us. There are plenty of us
very undeserving of our job and don't even earn their check.
Trainmasters like this guy actually distinguishes between shit
employees and good employees vs treating everyone as a warm body to
move cars. Everyone is different and should be treated accordingly to
how you act at work. I like this trainmaster, whoever it is. I would
say he treats his good employees good and in turn they treat him good.

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

Pay raises are in place back pay by Jan 31st.   New system notice.

Name: Tripod
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 17 December 2017

"The pride of dying rich raises the loudest laugh in hell." - John W.
Foster

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 17 December 2017

Why the hell are the flags at half mast? The guy was a CEO of the
company. He did not earn nor does he warrant for the flags to be flown
at half mast. He was a CEO, not an elected politician, a governor, or
was it announced by a president, or an elected official that they be
flown. Them flags need to be raised to full mast. As I seen posted by
someone else on another site. ďThere have been all kinds of people
including veterans who have given 40 years of their life to this
company who deserve more respect than this man, yet arenít afforded itĒ

Name: Boxing Day sale
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 17 December 2017

Dec26 2017 there will be a garage sale at Hh ranch. Items of interest
hunter camp t shirts and other memrobilya.

Name: This guy
E-mail: 
Employed as: M of W, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 17 December 2017

The flags at osborn yard are at half mast today, just thought everybody
would think that was as funny as i did. WTF

Name: TRAINMASTER
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 17 December 2017

I BEEN READING THESE COMMENTS on this site FOR MONTHS since Mr.Hunter
took over and now he has passed I want to voice my opinion..

I been doing this a long time and I do agree with many arguments on all
sides, but let my opinion be straight forward "atleast 20% of craft
people" think our company should be a welfare system and that every
employee is EQUAL!   Very far from that!!  Majority of my Union guys
are top notch-- THey take the GOOD WITH THE BAD and push through it,
but that 20% is worse than any MGR's that exist.. 

My stomach gets sick with hearing about how much "we" are entitled
to....    It is what it is! IF THERE ARE DEMANDS TO HIRE OR KEEP  A
TRAINMASTER MGR, Conductor, engineer, track worker, or Genernal MGr
well they will DO THAT.. If there is NOT a demand well they let us go! 
 BE THE BEST EMPLOYEE AT ANY LEVEL(MGR OR CRAFT)! 
Control what you have control of and not the other...  Understand you
can always improve yourself and measure twice- cut once(protect your
shoves)............. Cowboy up and BE A MAN!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 17 December 2017

Divine intervention.  It shows that nobody is above mother nature.

Several members of the board should resign for their ill advice and
poor vision allowing the HH debacle.
Yard closings must be put on hold immediately.
Managers that drank the Hunter koolaid need to go detox training or
leave.
It may take years to rebuild employee trust and bring back lost
business but 2018 looks brighter already.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 17 December 2017

HH is gone! CSX Transportation Employees morale is at the bottom of the
barrel! Hopefully the Board of Directors look long and hard for a CEO
that is more Customer and Employee Friendly and not, "My Way or The
Highway Mentality!"  Merry Christmas to all!! And hopefully a better
New Year ahead!  I cant help but thing of the Wizard of Oz, "Ding Dong
the Wicked Witch is dead"

Name: Reality Check
E-mail: 
Employed as: M of W, for 10-20 years
Posted: 17 December 2017

Excellent article. Paul Hilal trying to be like his college buddy Bill
Ackman.

Name: Ben Dover
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 17 December 2017

Please take the time to read this article. It is an exact outline
of what's happening at CSX right now! The only thing not accounted
for is the lead crook choking on spaghetti and dying!

THE SEVEN DEADLY SINS OF ACTIVIST HEDGE FUNDS

https://www.forbes.com/sites/stevedenning/2015/02/15/the-seven-deadly-sins-of-activist-hedge-funds/#146c9e5244d0

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

Whatever intimidation tactics you managers learned at Hunter Camp you
better forget or there will be major problems. We are in position to
take it all back. We out number you and we outsmart you. There are not
enough of you to run the railroad even if you knew how.

Name: Suckers
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 17 December 2017

The signing up pay to be ceo that Hh received was about 9.3 million
amonth,he sure hustled the board of directors. The stock jumped because
of hype that he could repeat cn cp performance.The stock is way over
valued mainly that he is gone and half the customers have been lost.
Next week watch the stock decline,I predict it will go a lot lower than
what it was before Hh took over. Then foot will resign,and some board
members too.

Name: seasoned
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 17 December 2017

New day

You must be a new guy.  If you weren't then you know the company has
been doing this for years before EHH ever came around. They always find
a way to cut ex boards and pools and keep people off the payroll any
chance they get especially around the holidays. If you pay attention to
the pattern over the years you would see that. They will cut the extra
board and then let the guys who are bumped and cant hold a spot sit
there and rot until they decide to create a spot for them. They will
make sure they are not available the day before, of or after the
holiday so they cant claim holiday pay. They always expect guys to lay
off for the holidays so they know they can use a few as they need them.
They also know the industries lay in on Christmas holiday and some on
New years so they aren't worried about being a few days behind on
deliveries. A lot of industries close down for inventory time at the
end of the year to get ready for taxes. They have been doing this for
years. They always chop the boards when winter starts. This is nothing
new. Every single furloughed guy was called back that was in the
greatlakes division. They came back or they didn't answer their
letters or phones. Some moved and didn't leave a forwarding address.
Not siding with what EHH did across the system but the manpower
shortage this year would have happened anyway. CSX does this every
stinking year as soon as Thanksgiving hits! Screw men out of holiday
pay. Make them work one day around Christmas but never enough to get
holiday pay. The only thing that ever brings everyone back is a
blizzard.

Name: RRJim
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 17 December 2017

My condolences to Mr. Harrisons family. 

Anyone wanting the stock to crash with massive sell offs is cutting off
their own foot. Investors give corporations a cash lifeline. What
happens now? Mantle Ridge pulling out the $1 billion it invested? Stock
could get cut in half. I sold all my CSX stock which I've bought &
owned for decades while working this year at a healthy profit. I'd buy
back in if hits back in the $20's & '$30s. Mike Wards people are gone.
I don't know anything about Foote. Today there's no CEO on CSX. The
BOD could appoint Foote as acting CEO till they make a decision. It's
a wait & see.

Name: Trading
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 17 December 2017

If there is false times and dates on Hh passing. The securities
commission would be able to see the trading that was done. They are
able to connect the dots,if there was insider trading. Thatís how
Martha Stewartís was busted .

Name: ADVICE for Mr. Foote
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 17 December 2017

Mr. Foote, Please take the time to check out what everyone is saying
about your late friend Hunter on social media. Despite your rosy
memories of Ewing, He is/was a VERY HATED man. A lot of the job cuts he
made went way beyond what was necessary, a lot of the changes he made
were out of malevolence against the working men, and the unions. He had
very little regard for the personal harm he caused for so many people,
communities, and even our very own customers. I urge you not to follow
his path, but instead to be a voice of reason and compassion when
dealing with the employees that make this company successful. An army
divided is doomed to failure. But a company that is united can form a
great empire!

Name: Train and Engine  Employee
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 17 December 2017

So how do we get the Dept. of Justice to investigate when did Hunter
really die VS. When they announced it? Seems like they put him on
Medical Leave just long enough, so all the Insiders could unload their
stock. THEN they announced his Death!

Name: RE; Death Watch
E-mail: karma@csx.com
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 16 December 2017

See the Titled [Death Watch] post from 12/15...No one is immune from the
Wrath of Hell, when one's life mission is to destroy innocent employees
for the sake of personal consumption.

It happened on the Union Pacific a few years ago with Jim Young!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 16 December 2017

Harrisonís name carried the premium him and hilal mantle ridge have been
together a long time with cp and csx 
Now he has to trust Foote someone heís only known a month with billions
of investor money on the line investors will be spooked customers still
not happy winter is here employees will push back the place will be in
turmoil this stock goes to 0.

Name: Owners
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 16 December 2017

Remember the inmates run the prison!And the managers that stuck there
chests out,that thought they where all that.Intimidating employees
Karma will get you just a matter of time!

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

Let Hunters short time be a lesson to all. Karma will always pay you
back for your misdeeds. Sometimes it just need a a helping hand. Take
note Foote or the employees will be celebrating when your time comes.
It only took 9 months for Hunter to get his. Nobody is safe and you
can't treat people like he did and expect no repercussions! Karma will
strike again!

Name: Future
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 16 December 2017

Hh was a greedy dinasour,foot was  placed in position as ceo as a
bandage.Hh new he was on his way out. The future of CSX is a younger
ceo not these old school has Beenes The board of directors for CSX
really got worked by Hh. They should all throw there hats in in shame.

Name: New day
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 16 December 2017

Hh cut staff to the bone.Now that the weather is getting colder for
parts of CSX that are going to have to bring back support staff if they
think,they are going to run longer trains.Hh did not give a shit ,but
Foote knows,being from Canada and knowing winter what he has to do to
keep trains running.Hh use to hide in Palm Springs,Hh did not have any
knowledge about winter and trains. Things did get a little better after
Hh left cn cp.Good luck people stick together one down few more to go!

Name: Dman
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 16 December 2017

I agree lets take it back, take a stand, nows the time, stability is
shaky, and managers that have been harassed can be swayed, its worth a
shot the all powerful oz is no more, just a man behide a curtain.

Name: Dwight Shrute
E-mail: dwhite@yahoo.com
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 16 December 2017

Hip-Hip-Hooray!

Hunter is DEAD!  The man who only thought of his bonus and the
shareholders all the while screwing over thousands of Brothers and
Sisters industry wide.

Enjoy your dirt nap you old geezer.  You gonna spend your cash on the
other side?  Don't forget your nasal cannula.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 16 December 2017

Time to take our railroad back. Fuck these motherfuckers.

Name: Landser
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 16 December 2017

Dear board of directors:
Please please please bring Michael ward back to right the ship. We will
all lose our asses if you donít. Ditch Harrisonís disciples, his
methods, mantle ridge etc. you gambled.  You lost.  Save what you can.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 16 December 2017

Now youíll really see the stock plummet look out below

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 16 December 2017

I believe this is applicable right now.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PHQLQ1Rc_Js

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Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 16 December 2017

MERRY EARLY CHRISTMAS TO ALL!

Name: The Wizard
E-mail: kickthedog
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 16 December 2017

Hunter is DEAD!!

All you managers hired by Hunter from CN/CP better get out of dodge.
You gonna be hunted down by all the other local managers and employees
you tried to bully! Your days are numbered!

All you idiots that keep talking shit about the union are a joke. YOU
ARE THE UNION!! If you dont like it make it better otherwise shut your
traps.  

A new day approaches!!! Let's ROLL!

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

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.wsj.com/amp/articles/csx-ceo-hunter-harrison-has-died-1513453754

Foote is going to have to take over now that Harrison has passed away.

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

Foote will continue to do the dirty work for mantle ridge.  Makes no
difference who the CEO is, that was never the point.  The overall goal
is to dismantle this company and boost the cn, cp, up,and any other
highest bidder is.  So no, mantle fridge ain't selling nothing. Look
at what the end game is and then decide when to dump your stock. What
we employees own is just a mere drop in the bucket compared to what the
outstanding shares are. And also take note Foote is handpicked like all
the other's HH brought along for the ride. Nothing's going to change
from the plan before other than things will continue to get
worse....the stock will rebound and our livelihood will get go further
in the gutter.  By some accounts Foote is even worse and he's got
something to prove. So boys and girls, it ain't over til it's all
gone.....and it will be soon.

Name: RRJim
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 16 December 2017

I apologize to everyone on here. If someone would of explained the
changes with the current SSA I would of understood. Thankfully someone
finally did. It's easy today for all of us to get nasty with one
another. I regret that it did. I sincerely mean it.

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

Retired Conductor


You're on point Brother.

Name: Bye bye Hunter
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 16 December 2017

Anyone else heard even Mantle Ridge is selling their shares?

Name: Wages
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 15 December 2017

Hh worked ten months, lost half the customers,he is home free with a
full piggy bank.Real good deal for his family. Foote only gets
750000.00per year,the board of directors should be topping his piggy
bank up soon. This dinasaur could end up doing more damage than Hh
did.It is going to be interesting how this all gets rolled out. Stay
tuned folks.

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

When we originally got the bid system under Ingram.  The EC and over
miles were to be paid on dH.  No gray area whatsoever in wording.  Csx
didn't like it and the ble bent over and changed the wording.  Then
the ble had the audacity to tell the membership just because were
changing the wording doesn't mean were forfeiting the ec on dhs.  
Some believed this and stop complaining and with time most forgot all
about it.

Name: Grondon G.
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 15 December 2017

Around 44 million csx shares were traded today or swucthed hands, the
average in a given day is around 6 million shares, csx maybe trying to
buy back shares to stablize the price. Who knows.

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

Trump is doing amazing things for the railroad industry.We should all be
grateful for his leadership.Thanks trump

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

Wondering:
Good question - difference between Agreement and Contract.

RR Union Agreements may contain an agreed upon Q&A section. 
Penalty claims are/were meant to stop the practice(s)
of violating agreements.  Payroll sees tons of 'em.
'Bout gotta be a whiz kid & be able to research all changes, current &
previous agreements, side letters, Q&As, etc., to know for sure if
submitting a particular claim is worth the time, if it's valid. 
A claim may be good someplace but not another.  Lots are not & members
get mad when they are denied. Serve a term as a Local Chairman or
whoever else in your area who handles claims. 
Very easy to remember the past & the many times many claims were not
turned in account management would be vindictive.
Older RRers I worked with who started careers in the 40s & 50s & even
60s wouldn't do it very often, if at all account they feared for their
jobs greatly.

H&W costs/expenses may suck but the plan(s) are no doubt one heck of
a lot better than we were provided in years past.  If upset about H&W 
monies now, wait 'till retirement, you'll see.
I made it to full RR Retirement, age 60, 480 months. Am glad to be
outta there. So much is different now days.
If you stick with it - good luck to you.

Name: Mr.Ed
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 15 December 2017

Foote, really? what the hell?  I'm the horse for the job.  Stock would
be sky rocketing right now if I was named interim CEO.

Name: Major Farmbrough
E-mail: My Post
Employed as: Brakeman, for 1-10 years
Posted: 15 December 2017

Mr. Ed had just pissed in his pants, and nobody can do anything about
it. Long live the king.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 15 December 2017

It is not a contract,it is called a collective agreement between CSX and
the union. There are so many sucker words.That when they disagree on
something itís most like because of sucker word. Then it has to go to
arbitration and he tries to sort out the meaning. Like will provide, or
will provide when available. I donít know why all these suckers words
are not identified,and agreement amended

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

RRj/XLX/XLC and the rest.

Please explain something to me.  How come for the 8 years I have been
working for csx I have NEVER seen anything negotiated under the term
contract.  It is always called an agreement. I don't think it has ever
been said we had a contract passed. Just an agreement. If its a contract
then why not call it that. There must be some gray area or fine line
between an agreement and a contract. If we had a contract couldn't we
be suing them for breach of contract? They deliberately violate our
agreement. I think we should sue them for failure to negotiate in good
faith. They signed the thing, They know what was agreed upon in it.
When they deny valid claims and bulk with their crap they know what
they are doing. No doubt they planned it all slong. That should be
grounds to sue!

Name: Death Watch
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 15 December 2017

The lungs are not functioning as planned...death is as near as Hell is
Hot! Tee minus 5 days...

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

I can't speak intelligently about The Ble-t website.  Other than their
the dumbasses that negotiate our contracts.  They seldom ever
understand  the meaning of a contract they signed off on. They
regularly have an arbitrator to rule on the wording of a contract after
it's passed.  They probably didn't realize or don't care that we are
tied to the national on wage increase and H&W. They may need an
arbitrator for this too or it may have been a typo. 

Like I posted previously the carriers have educated men and women
negotiating with boxcar Willy and Jim Bob.  We lose out every time.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years
Posted: 15 December 2017

CSX stock down 7% in the first half hour of trading. I hope everyone was
smart enough to pull out when they could. People are going to lose a lot
of money today.

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

Rrjim you spew more bullshit than Pines.

Name: Jack
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 15 December 2017

Will someone educate RRJIM on our contract.


We are tied to the National Agreement for the General Wage Increases
and Health & Welfare. This was set forth in our third leg of the SSA.


RRJIM

Stop speaking of things you know nothing of.  Some look on here to get
information.

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

To all of HH's brown nosing shareholders; DO NOT sell any stocks!  He
will be just fine and back on the job in no time.

To all my union brothers; DUMP that shit NOW before you loose your ass!

Name: RRJim
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 15 December 2017

billy

You poor uniformed person, or is it just ignorance? CSX doesn't give
you a performance bonus without the union getting it into a
contract/agreement which is the BLE/CSX SSA. If you want to believe CSX
BLE LE wage increases are included in the national contract then I know
you also believe in Santa Claus, Easter Bunny, The Tooth Fairy etc...
Don't be to disappointed when it doesn't happen.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 15 December 2017

You wonít be able to get out until the close of the market tomorrow
thatís the way it works by then the damage will be done good luck

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

SELL YOUR STOCK NOW!!!! WHATEVER YOU HAVE GET RID OF IT!!!!
Go to the link below and transfer your stock now before it losses it's
ass and you take a major hit on your retirement. It takes 5 minutes if
you know what you are doing, and if you have never messed with it, it
will take about 20 minutes, it is self explanatory. I am not a broker
but I can assure you that you will regret not doing it! 20 minutes of
your time will save your retirement. There are about 30 other funds
that you can move your money into and it doesn't cost any fees
whatsoever. I know there are other crafts that have other accounts but
this is the only one I know of, I do not work for or have I ever worked
for CSX so I apologize and will try to post the other links for the
other crafts. 
https://participant.empower-retirement.com/participant/#/login

Sincerely 
Secret Santa

Name: Not surprised
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 14 December 2017

Suckers 

With the announcement of EHH taking medical leave many investors have
begun to worry about their future stock value. Fortunately for the
smart ones thousands of shares have already been sold and a nice little
profit fills their Christmas stockings. Funny how prices spiked within a
week of his announcement.

Just waiting for the headlines!

Name: Hh
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 14 December 2017

I posted earlier this week Hh would not be around long!He received good
pay for his time there!Wonder what that works out to per hour?Macyís
Christmas for the Harrison women!

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

Yeah I Hope the old man is ok.  I don't want anyone to be in bad
shape.


To all you dumbasses who approved his pay package.  You all to should
be shit canned.   Paying out that kind of money to someone his age
without a medical release.

Name: Reality Check
E-mail: 
Employed as: M of W, for 10-20 years
Posted: 14 December 2017

Sl zbinden:

That was some funny shit. LMAO!!

Name: EHH
E-mail: GOB
Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 14 December 2017

Cough* cough*

Guys, Iím not feeling so well

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

Hunter goes on medical leave.... Foote appointed CEO

http://www.nasdaq.com/press-release/csx-announces-medical-leave-of-ceo-e-hunter-harrison-20171214-01223

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

???:
Pretty darn good post.

Unions do well informing members about upcoming elections & what a
member is to do if a ballot to vote is not received.  Maybe a duplicate
ballot can be resent.  There may be time restraints. [Has to be checked.
One member = one vote.] Not at all uncommon for 35% or more of sent
ballots to be ignored per se, local or national.
As important as all this is, no one eligible to vote should have 
abstained. 

Second guessing, complaining later, doesn't do a bit of good.

Name: Sl zbinden
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 14 December 2017

Who running this northern region..Tommy Callahan from Callahan auto
parts.i don't know whether to ask this guy about brake pads or train
dwell time... If Chris Farley and John Belushi had a love child it'd
be this fellow..he  is walking around  in a 1980s plaid suit driving a
1984 Mercedes diesal with salt all over it..decked out in gator shoes
..unshaven .. all sloppy and ragged looking. He better not sneeze or
fart he might split the back out his suit..he's the Golden child
...get used to it.. happy holidays from sl zbinden

Name: Contracting out
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 14 December 2017

I think the reason Hh wants to contract work out is because,the USA
contractor can get illegal Mexican etc worker and they can pay them
next to nothing. In Canada illegals donít exist.And sounds like lots of
people are unhappy with the union. Well get someone to nominate you next
time there are election and try to make a difference .bitching is
easy,everyone today wants a quick fix and sit on there hands doing
nothing.

Name: ???
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 14 December 2017

XLC/RRJ/Other....XLX

Without unions we would be treated like slaves and no better than gum
on the bottom of their shoes. With unions we feel cheated and robbed of
our hard earned money because nothing gets done quick enough to make us
happy and every time you turn around the unions end up deciding in
favor of the company siting that the language in the agreements have
gray areas to be negotiated and the carrier wins. Happens way too often
and usually ends up with a horse trade on something else.
What the biggest problem is the lack of concern by the members and the
lack of their involvement. The reason this is happening is because no
one is educated on how to take a stance. No one is taught what they can
do as members to make their union officers answer for the decisions they
have made. No one stands together and demands answers. No one wants to
take the time to learn what they need to do to protect their rights as
union members. Just to damn lazy or uninterested to find out. Wants
everyone to do everything for them without lifting a single finger to
help out.
Just after the latest agreement(H&W) passed by an 85% vote I heard
numerous guys saying they never got a ballot to vote and that everyone
should be demanding another vote. I asked everyone I heard saying that
if they called their GC or International and demanded a ballot which is
their right by federal law.  GUESS WHAT.... I bet you can guess the
answer to that. Too damn lazy to call and ask where their voting
ballots were. Need I say any more.

Name: SIG.
E-mail: 
Employed as: M of W, for 20-30 years
Posted: 14 December 2017

Read THIS ONE!

I ran across an interview that EHH did with rail magazine when he took
over CN and in this article I found something he said at one of his
camp Hunter classes that I thought was pretty interesting!

"Last week we talked about how much contract work we've been doing.
Well we're not going to contract track work out. I believe in keeping
a stable workforce. So I said 'no more contracting'
Bottom line, CN must continue to recruit the right people, clearly
define their roles, nurture them, reward them and ultimately figure out
how to retain them.

Now I don't know about you but I find it pretty damn funny that in the
NCCC proposal it clearly stated that CSX wanted the restrictions removed
in the BRS agreement that protected our rights to do the installations
of public crossing devices and give them the right to contract the work
out.  They also want the restrictions removed for the NCFO/IBB as well
taking construction/maintenance repair away. Took the janitorial jobs
too. I guess retaining the work force within and keeping the contract
work down doesn't mean much to this man when it comes to CSX. Why the
favoritism to track work.  How about taking care of everyone else in
the trenches. Sure there is a $$$$$$ in the pocket reason but if your
going to talk the talk of recruiting and retaining the workforce then
maybe our work shouldn't be taken away from us!

Name: sowhat
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 14 December 2017

Crews

The fact is we are going to get some kind of chump change wage increase
and we are going to pay a hell of a lot more out of our pockets for
medical!  God forbid any of you have sick kids or a sick spouse!  Now,
Im going to go figure out how much my union dues are going to go up
after we get our raise. You know they get a raise every time we do. 
They say it is part of their fee for doing negotiations for us. 
In the meantime Im going to spend more of my time trying to figure out
when they are going to throw us all under the bus and put us on one big
pool and do away with assigned jobs or pools! Just one big board that
covers everything. That is what EHH wants and will do what ever it
takes to get accomplished!  No seniority and never knowing what your
going to get called for every stinking day.
Guarantee you it is already a done deal that all pools will be self
supporting until he gets what he wants. They already have a few pools
doing that and no doubt they are going to change the ones that aren't.
Nothing you can do about it. The extra board is going to be cut in half
and more people will be on the street.  Its coming so you better get
ready for it!

Name: billy
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 14 December 2017

rrJ


Can you read?   CSX SSA bonus has nothing to do with it.   General wage
increase and Health care is separate and handled by the national.

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

lol

I forgot to mention Dumbass. You will get a check around February for
the CSX BLE-T SSA productivity bonus. From what I hear seeing I'm
retired it'll be pretty good this year possibly maxing out at 12%.
Which one would I take? If I made $100,000 this year that would be
$12,000 productivity bonus. Or, the national contract back time for
2016 & 2017 getting maybe $3000-$5000. There is no productivity bonus
under any national contract. Maybe you'll also get a wage increase
under the SSA not sure of that schedule. You're clueless.

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

lol

Hey Dumbass, I just checked the BLE-T website. It clearly states CSX
(H&W only).

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

lol

I'd go check the BLE website. It clearly states H&W next to CSX. H&W
stands for Heath & Welfare. A SSA was signed a couple years ago on CSX
which runs till 2020. The SSA wage increases were better than the
national contract.

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

RR Jim

Dipsticks like yourself is why were not taken seriously.   How the hell
can someone work for CSX and not know the wage increase applies.  

You're probably involved in our union and will eventually become a GC.
We have men like you and the carriers have Ivy League.  That's why we
always lose out.

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

Wax

I'd do some checking. I pretty sure the national contract for the BLE
on CSX only covers Health & Welfare. You should be under the Single
System Agreement (SSA) for wage increases etc.... BLE website it shows
CSX (H&W) along with a few other railroads.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 14 December 2017

Any one who thinks the rail road is fun they are nuts they have no
loyalty to there people and years of service, crafts and the contract
that they will hold you to mean nothing be in my shoes my hole craft
was laid off and they have people with not a 5th my years of service
now doing my jobs and they say it nothing personal it very personal to
me and it should be for any body this happens to and all because of the
greed of a few most notable hunter Harrison the greediest CEO in America

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

Iím so glad the union got this massive raise for us. 

They done such a good job they are going to take a cut out of
everyoneís back pay check for themselves.

Name: Bernie
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 13 December 2017

only a derelict old man does what this draft dodger does. he's a fraud.
you're being swindled. hes fired every knowledgeable person around him.
you losers hanging on hiding behind " I was just following
orders."really think that's going to work. it hasnt since Nuremberg.
your guilty. morally defective just like Harrison. been nowhere punks.
be careful fatass low. be careful.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 13 December 2017

You want to be a conductor and sit next to Casey the engineer! How about
riding a cut of cars that you have to switch. And it is freezing out,
the hand rails are covered with bird shit from being parked. And old
grain fermenting on the end of a hopper car that smell like the whole
bar puked there. Being covered in grease and smell like diesel fuel and
breathing in fumes from locomotives. Or switching in pouring rain,and
then have to have a dump in locomotive toilet where everyone pissed
everywhere but in the toilet. Not sleeping in your own bed,who knows
what slept there before you. Eating in dives who knows what you are
getting. If you can get use to that and a lot more you might be a fit
for the job!

Name: Hugh Jorgan
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 13 December 2017

Future conductor

Conducting is not the same as foaming.  Foamers can wave at the train,
blow kisses, take pictures, get erections from train whistles, and
whatever else yall do.  It is not as glamorous as you might think when
you are laying in a rundown hotel for a couple of days waiting on a
call that may or may not come soon.  Id keep foaming and dreaming if I
were you.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 13 December 2017

If you have a day job with weekends off,and make a decent living.Stay
put there is nothing romantic about freight trains. Go to Walmart and
buy yourself a train set.

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

I have a good job but I have always wanted to work for the railroad.What
do you folks think should I try and get hired so I can ride those
rails?oh what a life it must be riding the rails waving at the people
and making that big money.

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

Posters

Its Christmas time again as you are all aware of. Time to reflect on
what we do have and what we are grateful for. Most of us have our
health and loved ones to share our time with. Those who don't wish
they could be in our shoes. We must show compassion to those who are
not as lucky as ourselves. We must take a moment to set aside our
hostile thoughts and anger to reflect on our good fortunes. As bad as
our situation seems in the workplace, we still have our families and
good times. It is also a time to thank the webmaster(Atom Smasher) for
continuing to have a place for all of us to come and discuss as well as
vent about the situations of our work place and the fears of our future.
Though some may use this site as a place to bait and drag others into
useless irrelevant issues it is still a pretty good site to have up and
running for our use. 
Wish your webmaster a Merry Christmas and be kind and donate or visit
his amazon wish list. I am sure he will be truly grateful for anything
you give to him no matter how small. He has kept this site up and
running for so many years now he should be commended for doing so. 
Hope everyone has a Merry Christmas or what ever holiday you celebrate.
Things are tough but we will prevail. That's what we do best.
HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

Name: Christmas
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 13 December 2017

Due to cost cutting measures this year,please be informed there will be
no company turkeys provided to employees. We fired them all. Hh

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

It's cute that you nerds think that the process of bringing on EHH
started under Trump lol. Spoiler: It's been in the works for multiple
years. Dems are to blame this time. Trump had nothing to do with it.

Democrat policies do nothing to help trade and make your jobs harder
and fewer to come by. (Restrictions and regulations are expensive,
turns out!)

BTW: All those violent urban cities, all Democrat run. Enjoy that. :)

Name: GTfordefied
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 12 December 2017

You guys talk a good game. Bad news I ain't a troll outa jackxxxville.

All you guys that haven't figured out that the democratic party of
today is not the same as it was even 30 years ago. They could care
less
about you, me or any other "working man" just look what your hero
obumer  did to coal country.how many people on here lost their job or
had to move because of their policies

Name: GTfordefied
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 12 December 2017

You guys talk a good game. Bad news I ain't a troll outa jackxxxville. 
All you guys that haven't figured out that the democratic party of
today is not the same as it was even 30 years ago. They could care less
about you, me or any other "working man" just look what your hero
obumer  did to coal country.how many people on here lost their job or
had to move because of their policies

Name: Cool mo D
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 12 December 2017

Does Fat Jack Vierling still work for Csx if yes how can that be he
should have been the first one gone

Name: Not fooled
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 12 December 2017

RRJim

You been around long enough that you should know when you are being
drawn out on a subject that gets to you. This punk chimed in with this
stuff after the post from pissed showed up. That post has some serious
ethic and border line illegal actions brought to attention. Guessing
its either someone in CMC who is real nervous. Could be someone in
dispatch too because they know where these guys are going and where
they are really taking the trains and what trains they are relieving.
The chiefs usually request the second tickets. Someone is not happy
about this being brought to life again. Sounds like the group of guys
who were busted for ordering pizzas for the dispatchers are back and
alive and well!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 12 December 2017

Ripped off,

Your best bet is to make a record of specific instances where CMC lied
to do this.  Then submit it anonymously to the FRA.  It should end
quickly and hopefully the managers responsible will be shown the door. 
And, there needs to be some punishment for the backstabbing brothers who
are intentionally screwing the rest of the brotherhood.

Name: RRJim
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 12 December 2017

GT

You sound like you side with Trump on colluding with Putin & Russia.
I'm not your Comrade. 

I served my country in 1971-74. Did you? I consider myself an American
Worker. Now retired I'll still fight for workers rights to make a
decent living. The way it's going a lot is going to be lost.
Corporations aren't going to raise wages or create jobs over lowering
the tax rate. If you think that then you're clueless. Just more
Reaganomics with Trickle Down BS that never trickles down. I expect in
10-20 years we might see a trillionaire class of rich. 30 years ago
even 20 years ago a billionaire was hard to fathom, but we have them
today. The American worker has been stagnant. If you work for the
railroad you're still fortunate to make a better than average living
all because of the unions. Be grateful for it. 

                      Signed
             
                   Not your Comrade

Name: GTfordefied
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 11 December 2017

Hey Jim, I'll tell you like I told my LC  in a dead head bus 10 years
ago when he told me I "had" to vote for obumer, I had to vote for my
job...  I told him I could get another job, I couldn't get another
country... So if your wondering why so called "workers" are voting
Trump and Republican,just ask your self if your a "worker" or an
American, comrade

Name: RIPPED OFF
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 11 December 2017

HELP!!!


Some one needs to start a watch dog group and find out how certain
engineers are getting  second tickets and getting them paid when others
cant. You are called for short turn around service to relieve line of
road trains and after 8 hours, 130 miles or traveling over 35 miles in
one direction you are entitled to a second ticket. Its so black and
white it isn't even funny. The trick is they are giving J tickets
under kind of service 4 as a road switcher instead of a ticket for the
train you relieved( such as a Q12311R. Then you demand your second
ticket after 8 hours they make it another J job with either the date
changed or the symbol but still make it a kind of service four and
insist they have the right to combine road switcher tickets and only
pay one.  We are not relieving road switchers and the the union
agreement says that road switcher jobs will be assigned and have set
days to work with no more than 100 miles per day. How the hell can they
call you a road switcher when the agreement is very clear they are
assigned jobs with assigned days to work. They are ripping every one of
us off except...... the ones who are sucking up and taking every single
job they can get called for and volunteering all the time to do extra
work for no extra tickets. We have been watching these guys and every
single time they get two or more tickets and get paid. Someone got a
hold of their info and its showing when they get away with this and a
lot of times their history states that they had no home terminal
available at released location! This is total bullshit. They are called
out of their home terminal to dog catch and return to their home
terminals with the train. So how does that work. They drag a train in
and when CMC puts in the second ticket they make it look like they took
a train to an outlying point where there was no terminal or hotel to go
to and came back so they get another ticket for going out again!! They
aren't making them take a second J ticket either. They have been
getting the through freight train symbol. I don't get it. This is
outright lying and false information. I would live the see the mile
post they put on these guys tickets to show where they left from and
came back! 
This is total bullshit that these guys are getting favoritism when we
are doing the same thing they are and they are no better than we are.
They are called for J jobs just like us and should be screwed over the
same way with the bogus road switcher crap they are using on all of us
who are not doing one single thing as an assigned road switcher. Its
time we all started demanding that our tickets reflect the real work we
are doing. If we are going out and dragging in dead through freight
trains then we all need to demand that our tickets reflect the kind of
service it really is, Kind of service 2 and not this bullshit road
switching service. A road switcher is called a road switcher because it
does switching service. The damn through road freight trains on long
pools are not road switchers. 
Enough of this shit and this favoritism. We need to start blowing these
guys in who are getting these tickets when others aren't.

Name: Retired
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 11 December 2017

I retired six months ago,I posted on here before about how great full I
am to the union.I was fired and held out for three years. I had very
little hope that I would get my job back. I had 18 years in as a carman
when I was fired,I sat in on my arbitration hearing,and glad I did
because I was able to answer arbitrators questions.I was very impressed
how the union put my case together and presented it to the arbitrator.A
law firm could not of done much better.My point is I thought I might of
been pushing a shopping kart if I would of not gotten my job back. I
understand there are lots of issues that have to be dealt with since Hh
took over.Remember you are working and making a living,and Hh would like
all of you pushing shopping kart.Hh will not be there much longer and
your union will be trying to get back the people who where fired under
Hh.There is lots going on behind the scene of your union put cases
together to restore the damage done by Hh I feel.My opinion is this is
not the time for the membership  to be fighting amongst each other.The
people still working should show some support to help the members taken
out by Hh and trying to show support to getting these people back to
work. Other issues are secondary .Hh wants to see fighting inside the
membership so it weakens the solidarity of the people.Then he can just
pull off more of his shit. The stronger the membership is the harder it
is for Hh to take away from you. Rome was not built in a day and the
union canít fix all the issues over night.Everytime I see a street
person pushing a kart ,it reminds me ,it could of been me..Thanks union
for saving my life..

Name: Southern Region
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 11 December 2017

STAND, you must be misinformed. the only thing the southern region gets
that you stated is the bid system which we change jobs once a week. All
of that other stuff we do not get anymore, havent for a few years now.
But over all your statements still stand about the union.

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

Please remember your CEO this Christmas season. I know thousands of you
have plenty of time to send Christmas greetings in between your job
search. He can be reached at CSX headquarters or DoubleH Farm or his
home address. With a man of his enormous ego it would be even better to
let his daughter know about how he has touched your life. Here is her
Facebook page where she can be reached with your heartwarming stories
about how much he has done for you and your family.
https://m.facebook.com/cayce.harrisonjudge Also keep little Harrison
Judge in your thoughts as he grows up with such an upstanding
grandfather.

Name: RRJim
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 11 December 2017

I have to ask. Why is it necessary to put a response on all sections
instead of just the one? That doesn't make sense. Keep it simple.

Name: Mr.Ed
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 11 December 2017

New 2018 operating plan.

1. We will push out 1/2 of our customers. (The 1/2 who have other  
shipping options)

2. We will keep 1/2 of our customers. (The 1/2 who have no other
shipping options)

3. We will reduce T&E by a least 1/2.

4. We will run our trains on strict time frames.

5. We will charge our customers 2.5x their previous shipping cost for
PSR.

6. Our RR will double in value.  We will be making more money than ever
with this plan. With  1/2 the cost for manpower, less fuel cost, less  
 cost for power, 1/2 wear and tear on track and equipment.

That's why I make the Big Bucks

Name: BrownHornet
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 11 December 2017

RRJim

I've been to union meetings.  I get frustrated and I don't go back
for 6months to a year.   

The one conclusion I've came to  is they are a Total Waste of Fucking 

Time.   If every member of a local showed up at every single meeting
the only change would be that the meeting would be moved from a
telephone booth to a suite in Jax HQ.   

I am Pro Union hardcore 4th generation but without the power to strike
our union sucks and UTU sucks Mr. Ed's dick.

Name: Me
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 11 December 2017

Stand

Don't forget, the utu has and continues to cost the conductors on the
northern region approximately 20 thousand a year for the last 7
years..that's right, what could we do with an extra 140 k right now? 
And all for what ....a seniority move every 2 weeks.  And all the while
the southern region conductors get to bid a move every week, stock award
if they stay available, bonus like the engineers, and 401k match. Oh but
we wanted to be able to get our buddies to bump us so we could ride it
out 48 hours....oh wait..can't even do that without the company
charging us, thanks utu

Name: Stand as one
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 10 December 2017

I have consistently dogged out our unions since I started at CSX and
have done so openly. On several occasions, these pro union guys in the
locker rooms have told me that 
"you know if it weren't for the union"....
1. We would be called to work and they could make us do whatever they
want.
2. We wouldn't make the money we do, or even get decent pay raises.
3. They could hold us over for 12 hours and not give you an option or
another ticket.
4. They could fire anyone of us just because they want to.
5. They could combine the work of several jobs and put it on one crew
so they could cut jobs off.
6. They could get rid of weekend off days
7. They could generally make life miserable for us any way they wanted
to.

Well there is more but here is a good start if anyone else wants to add
on here.

Corresponding examples for each:
1. Y134 in the job description says 1st shift pulling job. Oh we need
you to go work this industry because Y138 layed off and we can't fill
it. Oh yeah and bleed off the 28 cars you brought back so we don't
have to give it to the carman.
2. Decent pay means I should be able work 40+ hours a week and
comfortably support my family. This last pay raise was a joke, my cost
of living went up more in the last 2 years than my raises.
3. I sure thought there was a protocol for such situations, but if
there is no relief for your job you are staying.
4. They sure have been targeting individuals in the past 6 months or
so.
5. Look how many jobs have been combined and how many jobs have been
cut off.
6. Weekend off days? There might be 3-5 jobs per terminal with weekends
off, guess who gets those and guess how long you will have to be here to
get it.
7. It has become more and more miserable and it will get worse. 

Bonus item: The Crew Attendance Point System sucks 
Extra bonus item: The Daily Vacation and Personal Leave days caps can
and do get manipulated, it's bad enough now that guys end up carrying
over days not because they want to save them but because they can't
use them.
Last bonus item: Where did demand days for conductors go? Thanks Union

Final thought: Thank you union,I am so glad to know that we pay our
dues and you have our backs when we need you! You are worthless and
need to earn your checks. We don't pay you to get in bed with the
company! We know the company pays you better than we do but what we do
pay we should something out of it! You are a joke!!

Our only hope is to make the news with something big, we can shut this
country down within a few days, especially this time of year!

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

CSX LAWYERS

HEY YOU!!!!   YEAH CSX LAWYERS!  While your reading this you better
plan on making some calls to your safety directors and make plans to
help out these idiotic Chiefs who cant seem to get it through their
thick skulls that just because an Engineer has an engine equipped with
PTC that doesn't mean he can run on territory he is not qualified on.
No where in the FRA law does it state that the PTC program can be
substituted for a human pilot! The law states the pilot cant be a
member of the crew. You want to get technical I would say the PTC is a
member of the crew. It on board with them! Its got the engineers ID and
password in it! Half the chiefs working out here have been dispatchers
and they should know that this shit doesn't fly. Why in the hell would
you not teach these idiots how the PTC works. It is not a DETAILED MAP
OF THE TERRITORY! It doesn't tell an engineer about the CHRACTERISTICS
OF THE TERRITORY! You cant stare at the screen like it is some kind of
camera that take clear visual pictures ahead and lets you know what is
around every corner. Does the damb thing tell you where every bridge
and gulley is when you have a flash flood warning. Does it tell you
where close clearances are when your working an industry and your
conductor is brand new and you don't know a thing about it either?
Even if it could you turn it off while switching. Im not going to even
get into the damn thing blowing at every dirt road that it shouldn't.
You need to have a staff meeting and start deciding how your going to
handle these chiefs who cop and attitude and threaten crews with
insubordination if they don't use the PTC to go on territory they
aren't authorized to go on by the FRA laws and regulations.  You
better start getting it together before ethics violations start pouring
in and endangerment charges are thrown in your lap! Time to grow up and
start teaching supervision the rules of the road. You represent a multi
million dollar company and it should be embarrassing the amount of
stupid mistakes and unprofessional decisions that are made every day.
Time to start acting like a grown up railroad!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 10 December 2017

My years at the railroad most people had to pay there dues. It pissed us
off when nepatism was rampant.people put in job like HR little
experience big pay and all the perks of the job. Mainly just a
title.there where lots of jobs like that like customer specialist.Then
along came  Hh and eliminated those jobs all together. Saved the
company thousands of dollars,getting rid of dead weight.they had to eat
humble pie these big shots went from those jobs to driving crew cabs.
Then Hh cancelled the crew cab contracts, and these bums found
themselves on the street.The higher you are up the mountain the further
the fall. And sometimes you do get the last laugh!

Name: Tempature
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 09 December 2017

Go to the dollar store you can buy a mechanical thermometer that is
about 1.5 inches in diameter.they have a magnet on the back of them so
you could put it on the control panel at the height of where your head
would be. They are only 1 dollar

Name: Ugot2Bkidding!
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 09 December 2017

FRA!

Im sure your intentions are meant well but have you not been paying
attention to the railroads or are you just new and haven't learned
yet. If you are new let me enlighten you.
First off, any device we use to get a reading of the temperature on the
locomotive cant be electronic. Any device that gives a digital readout
will be considered an electronic device and we would be charge for
unauthorized use of an electronic device. Any other thermometer we use
that doesn't will be tossed out as untested and not accurate. It will
be challenged and then that device will have to be tested like a lab
rate to show its accuracy. There is no way in hell the company will not
fight and toss out any report or reading that we would get from anyone
certified. Do you think for one moment the Unions are going to take
this fight on and spend the money or use the manpower to stand behind
their members and go to the mat for this issue. ABSOLUTLEY NOT! The
only way we would have a chance of winning a fight on this issue is if
we all carried the same device that CSX uses in it engine house/repair
shops or the same device the manufacture of the locomotive uses. If
that is an electronic device then you, the FRA would have to come to
the mat with us and make it law that we are allowed to carry and use
it.  We are not stupid. We know what we are up against. 
You want to help us out then come back on here and post any device that
we can legally use and the company can not file charges against us for a
rules violation. What device will you back us up on? What device does
CSX use to test the temperatures in their cabs? How do we get it
calibrated to be accurate so that CSX cant say its "JUNK" and not
accurate or unreliable.  Who do we take it to?  GET THE PICTURE!

Name: Neglect
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 09 December 2017

When Hh first came to Canada,and ran CN there where more derailments in
the short time he was in charge. Which brought the attention of
government and media on a regular basis. Maintance staff where cut
trains where not getting inspected and mechanical defects where not
repaired.They deferred the repairs to be done at later date to save
money. In most cases a train ended up in protected lakes that poisoned
the fish and polluted the lake. Bridges collapsed killing train
crew,crew forced to take train with dynamic brake not working ,they end
d up over the side of a mountain. And this ceo had an excuse for all of
it. One thing with the railway industry is all systems have to be
maintained or there will be derailments,that could affect human life
public and employees. So when the company decision makers knowingly
neglect maintance that could cause death to people. I hope they end up
in prison for there crimes.

Name: FRA
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 09 December 2017

T&E: ATTENTION

CFR 49-229.119(d)

Any occupied locomotive cab shall be provided with proper ventilation
and with a heating arrangement that maintains a temperature of at least
60 degrees Fahrenheit 6 inches above the center of each seat in the cab
compartment. 
Most crew members do not carry a thermometer or a device that can test
for cab temperatures so it may feel colder that it is when you are in
motion. Drafty cabs are the main cause for temperature loss. Seals on
windows and doors along with drafts that come through doors inside the
cabs that house electronic equipment are major causes of concern.
Winter is here. IF you are in a cab that is so drafty that you can not
maintain the temperature as stated in the CFR 49 then you must
immediately report it to the mechanical desk and make a report in your
inspection books. Do not delay. This is a safety concern and no crew
member should be ordered to take a locomotive that does not provide
adequate heat in the winter. I suggest you purchase and carry a device
that can accurately read the temperature of the cab. This will help
with your complaint. Make sure you tell the mechanical desk and note it
on your report that you used such a device to monitor the temperature in
the cab.

Name: M&W
E-mail: 
Employed as: M of W, for 10-20 years
Posted: 09 December 2017

Rails

Every time Im out there especially in the yards I see these idiot
engineers spinning the wheels and sparking the hell out of them and
making a mess out of the rail. No doubt they are creating flat spots on
the wheels too.  This stupid crap of rush and get going is just another
reason for the derailments. It isn't just the company that's at
fault. Yeah, they don't repair anything the way it should be anymore
and they have cut corners to the point of the being dangerous but it
doesn't help when these engineers are idiots and don't use their
heads. I thought they taught these guys at engine school how to handle
the power and the loads. The remotes are some of the worst. I see them
slipping and sparking like the forth of july all the time. The rails
are trashed in the yards because of them.

Name: Rails
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 09 December 2017

The fellow said bad wheels on trains. If these trains are not getting
inspected at the right intervals,and there are shelled treads,slid flat
over two inches,thin flanges. It is just a matter of time that you will
end up with broken rails, thin flanges cutting switch points. Then you
could end up with a derailment,then the government canít ignore it .The
sad part is a life could be lost from the negligence of CSX management.
It is criminal to have these trains running in those conditions
something will happen, and someone will have to answer for it.

Name: KNOWLEDGE IS POWER 
E-mail: www.CYAWITCSX
Employed as: Engine repair, for 1-10 years
Posted: 08 December 2017

DO YOUR HOMEWORK, KNOW YOUR RIGHTS, AVOID VERBAL ORDERS IN QUESTIONABLE
SITUATIONS, GET IT IN WRITING, DOCUMENT EVERYTHING 
What the Carrier fears most is cross craft solidarity, what they fear
next is a knowlageable employee. FRA Good Faith Challenges (49 CFR,214
subpart C & 218.97) gives you the right by federal law, to challenge a
directive to violate ANY FRA law. This is SUPPOSED to be a topic
trained yearly by the carrier. And if you are retaliated by the carrier
for exercising your rights, you have the OSHA FRSA Whistleblower
Protection Act to cover you. Lots of Bad Order wheels on cars and locos
that could lead to derailment getting looked over these days, let alone
the countless FRA violations on ALL equipment on the line of road at
present. How many shops and service centers closed in the last 9
months??? Write it up, put it out of service, protect yourself, your
fellow railroaders and the community.
O, AND DON'T LET A TROLL OR MOLE CHANGE THIS TOPIC
KNOW YOUR ROLE GIBRONI

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

Bruce

removing the yard transportation jobs does not equal a yard closing

Name: Bruce
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years
Posted: 08 December 2017

CHICAGO, Dec 8  Final touches being put on new operating plan for
Chicago, 59th St ramp to close on or about FEB 1st. By March 15th, Barr
Yard will curtail switching operations to 1 job per day., and locals
will be reduced to 2 jobs. More info to come as it becomes available to
me.

Name: Air brake
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 08 December 2017

Carman I posted AAR rules on here a few months ago. Now that they are
running longer trains now I would make sure you have the proper
calibration,and air pressure,before leaving. Once a track has been air
tested those cars can not be manually bled off of air for any
switching. If they have been bled off they have to be retested.So if
you canít get proper air pressure that train should be walked or driven
for air leaks etc.Ive seen some of these long trains pulling and tail
end cars the brakes are set up because of not enough air pressure to
keep brakes released. And when that happens you get tagged by hot box
detector..

Name: not fooled
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 08 December 2017

So What


Ignore that baiting piece of crap who is posting as pines. Not him. Not
his style. Any one and everyone who has been posting on this site for
the last 10 years knows his style. This guy doesn't like whats being
posted. Guess everyone is hitting to close to home on all the legal
info. Info on the USDOT and the FRA.  Must be making the legal team in
Jacksonville nervous.  Keep it up and don't fall for his crap.

Name: Cuts
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 07 December 2017

If your an employee with not a lot of seniority,I would put some money
aside if you can.once the new year hits donít be surprised if Hh
announces more job cuts.by the time he is done.Expect  thirty percent
of staff will be affected,just like he did at cn and cp. He will cut
deep then recall as needed.

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

Pines


So whats your point again.  Plugging anything into google isn't going
to do anything.  Did you know that the new PTC program that is
mandatory on the railroad doesn't even have accurate information for
gated or private crossings. The thing blows the horn for every dirt
road and cow crossing out there and the progam has some field crossing
listed as gated when not only is the crossing not gated, its not a
crossing at all. So if the railroad, fra and the federal government
cant figure out whats really out there how do you think looking at
anything on google is going to make any difference.

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

Engineers

If you want to take advantage of the late mark up after you are coming
off your rest days, DO NOT mark off before 0001 if you get back in from
a trip where they kept you in the hotel and on a train the first day of
your scheduled day off. The IVR system is set up to recognize a mark
off at 0001 on your first day off. If you make the mistake of marking
off before 0001 when you get in it will screw you out of your right to
request late markup.  Argued with the crew callers that its not my
fault the company kept me in the hotel and out on a train on my first
rest day. Not my fault they didn't send me home. My union agreement
entitles me to a late markup after my second rest day but they said its
too bad because the system is set up to recognize rest days starting at
0001. They wouldn't override it. So again, the company screws you and
keeps you out on your first scheduled rest day do not mark off until
0001. Its their fault and they created the problem!

Name: Retired carman
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 07 December 2017

The last twenty years I worked in the yard inspecting and get trains out
underHh at cp. the coldest day I worked was minus 55 with the wind
chill. They tried to pump up 120 car trains, I told the tm they have to
reduce the cars or you never get calibration. So the dumbies cut the
cars off the head end and plug the train not one but three times. Left
with 70 cars. Tried to hang the carman said we where playing games. Ten
miles down the track power failed. But in a nice warm office it looks
good on paper. Nine hours to get train moving, one crew canceled next
crew took train. I had to go for statements,you might bitch about the
union ,but having union rep they could only stick the helmet in me and
not the whole shaft. We donít live in a perfect world,try enjoy life it
is to short.

Name: Tony Thompson
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Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years
Posted: 06 December 2017

Name: Lloyd
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for 20-30 years
Posted: 06 December 2017

How in hell would anyone ever get a manager on a recording without the
use of an electronic device?  Seems to me this should be a violation
to
the whistle blower policy considering theres no way to get proof.  All
these contracts the railroads and unions write up are also very
misleading and hard to understand.   
I seriously doubt the contract language would be this mumbo jumbo if
they weren't trying to fuck the employees as much as possible.

_____________________________________________________________________
THIS IS SPOT ON. I worked for CSX for awhile, when stuff went bad, I
started taping. Hundreds of tapes! If they fire you're ass, and they
will, (they did mine)!, you need proof! If you don't work there
anymore and decide to file a suit, then all tapes are evidence and can
be used against CSX, per the mouth of a Claims Agent (turns out, very
true). Protect yourself guys, tape these a--holes! Protect yourself, I
did, and it works!!!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 06 December 2017

URGENT ALERT - NEW INVESTIGATION TO SAFETY CONCERNS 

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-train-safety/growing-length-of-u-s-freight-trains-in-federal-crosshairs-after-crashes-gao-idUSKBN1E01B9

The investigative arm of the U.S. Congress is launching a probe into
the safety of increasingly long freight trains being operated by CSX
Corp among others

U.S. Government Accountability Office

https://www.gao.gov/about/contact.html

U.S. Federal Railroad Administration

https://www.fra.dot.gov/Page/P0244

Goes without saying that this is an opportunity to highlight the
various safety concerns among several other issues at CSX. Reach out to
whoever you can, keep this story in the eyes and ears of interested
parties.

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

Engineers

A previous poster had it right when they stated its the unions that
have all of us in a trick bag. Its the language in the agreements that
cause all the trouble and if you want something done you better start
getting together now and start demanding that the article be cleaned up
and the gray areas tossed out.
Someone keeps complaining about doing the local work of industries on
through freight trains.  Look at the engineers agreement. Pay attention
to the language.  
Look at article 57. After you have read it thoroughly look at article
50. They are using the language "road service" to blanket line of
road/through freight service. Look how they agreed in article 50 to
allow them to work you two or more classes of service in a day or
trip.
This is where the unions have screwed you and opened the door to make
you do two different jobs. If you are called out to work and you are
forced to work an industry that is not setting off cars in line of
road. That is working an industry. If you think it is going to delay
your trip to the AFHT or the HT then you should demand that your KS
should be road switcher rate with overtime after 8. Ask around. Find
out what kind of pay rate a road switcher would make for the miles you
are trip rated for. Good chance you will make more money with the
overtime after 8 hrs.  Article 50 makes it clear you will be paid the
highest rate applicable of any class of service. You also have another
penalty claim because if you are working as a road switcher and your
trip is over 100 miles that is a violation. The road switcher article
makes it clear that road switcher runs will not be over 100 miles. They
shouldn't be making road freight trains do the damn work in the first
place. They are violating the articles all over the place!

You want things to change then do something about it. Read the
language. Go after the unions for all the garbage inserted so the
company can use it for loop holes.  You better start pushing to get the
language cleaned up or start figuring out how to get the better pay rate
you are entitled to.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 06 December 2017

yes the middle class worker supports everyone!

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

RRJim

If your retired then you should know that all retirement saving plans
are formulated on a 3% inflation formula. That is playing it moderately
safe. We all know that the government can make or break our entire lives
with the stroke of a pen. We are in the middle of that right now! 4% is
the safest course of action to make sure you are not going to be in the
poor house if the economy tanks, medical insurance companies run rampant
again and our new POTUS doesn't tax us to death or end up taking
control of our RR retirement, which the feds have been trying to do
forever!  The feds are never going to tell anyone the whole truth and
nothing but the truth. If they were to tell the American people that
inflation was higher than 2% then people would expect their social
security raises to be treated as the same. Bottom line is, its nice to
get a raise. Of course it is, but every time we get one we end up
having a chunk  of this or that taken out of it. If it isn't medical
premiums or out of pocket expenses, it is a raise in our union dues and
a work rule change that screws us out of pay or trip rate changes or
they agree to add a heavier work load on us to cut jobs. Just like the
road crews who are supposed to be working through freight. They have
then doing local road switching work and cut local road jobs out.  We
have never ever had a raise that didn't come with a price.  As far as
Im concerned 4% is bullshit if they are going to keep pinching out of
it every time!

Name: Retired
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 05 December 2017

If your a manager,union employee,government employee,at the end of the
day everyone wants a pay check for there services. Never
trouble,trouble, till trouble,troubles you.  In a lot of cases in life
if you go looking for trouble you will most likely find it.

Name: Sl zbinden
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 05 December 2017

FRA..what a joke .. they are about as smart as the fellows that passed
that garbage contract that is on the horizon ..I called them once about
running a remote on signaled main with no puck system and no operator on
head end ..60 autoracks away ..the response I got was " we can't
control what the RR does" the FRA is a mirage ..it's like an 8 man
posse..2 guys for the whole Midwest.. being qualified who cares ..air
slips who cares ..car and loco inspection s who cares..the chances of
getting popped by those guys are about as good as me growing a 12 inch
third leg ...sl zbinden says happy holidays ..flame away

Name: Fear
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 05 December 2017

Every railroad that Hh has ran,he creates a climate of fear and
intimidation.we all know our jobs and rules. When I was given a
directive from a manager and I knew it was wrong. I would inform him or
her I will do it under protest. Then I recorded everything in my note
book. And then go about my work. If something happened I had my notes
and the heat was on them. The catch 22 with Hh is though,if a manager
was taking short cuts etc. And something did happen some people where
pulled out of service for not going above his head and reporting
manager. I guess it is up to the individual if you want to police them.
Which I feel they get big bucks to manage ,I was just a wage slave.

Name: Fra
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 05 December 2017

It has always been my experience when ever government people are
around,they just go threw the motions to protect there cushey jobs. The
35 years I was on the railway they issued warnings to the railway.And
all Aís they wanted was corrective action taken no big fines where
issued. The big companies and government are in bed together,most of
these inspectors where railroad employees. That took government jobs
highly recommended by railway brass. It is one big happy family!

Name: Dumbfounded
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 05 December 2017

Idiots!!!!  

Do you morons not understand that the FRA can fine you for violating
FRA LAWS/REGULATIONS? Do you never listen to your LC or co workers when
they talk about this. Some stupid idiot is at this moment running a
train on a territory they are not qualufied on because the conductor is
and volunteered to be the pilot after the company asked them too. What
part of the FRA law do you not understand that states THE PILOT CAN NOT
BE A MEMBER OF THE CREW! It's written in black and white. Do you not
understand the FRA is part of the USDOT! Do you make it an everyday
thing to violate regulations established by a federal agency? Why are
you idiots putting your jobs on the line for the RR! You are so scared
of losing your job if you stand up to them but yet you risk having a
federal violation charge brought against you.  What the hell is wrong
with you people. Csx has it in writing for everyone to read that they
follow all state and federal laws. Whistleblow! Report the truth. Maybe
if the FRA throws a fine in a crews lap it will wake you up!

Name: Retired
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 05 December 2017

I retired six months ago. Only made possible because of my union. Did
the four years of hell under Hh.all union members are in a better
position than any manager. When they get kicked to the curb, they are
on there own and they now it. 87 percent of the guys that got fired
under Hh where return to there jobs with back pay because of the union.

Name: The truth
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years
Posted: 05 December 2017

Get over it!!!  
The facts are that none of you will stand together and take your
union's on. All you do is whine and cry and talk big but you do
nothing. When was the last time any of you went after your elected
officials and demanded answers. When was the last time you rallied to
remove anyone from office. In the last 10 years, NEVER! You know you
won't and you can't do a thing if you don't all stick together. So
just suck it up and take what they decide for you because you have no
guts and no control. Pay your dues and suck it up. Every week the
changes are right in front of your faces. Your work rules are changing
and your union's aren't doing a thing about it. It's over. Your
losing the battle. Deal with it.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 05 December 2017

"'No red carpet' when I arrived at CSX Corp"

https://www.jaxdailyrecord.com/article/hunter-harrison-no-red-carpet-when-i-arrived-at-csx-corp

Hmm I don't know why that could possibly be Ewing...perhaps its the
thousand or so you laid off, or the delays and forcing individuals to
work the jobs of 5 maybe? You slag...

Name: Used
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 05 December 2017

Zbinden 

They have already started it. Road trains in the greatlakes are doing
the locals work. We are picking up and setting out at industries and
trippling in the yards. What alot of people don't know is the YM have
rules in their agreements for having to schedule to many moves in the
yard. If they have to make a train make more than 3 moved they get a
penalty claim. At least it used to be that way. Soon there won't be
road switching jobs. Through freight jobs will be doing it all. The
union's have already sold all of us out. Read your agreement and see
all the loopholes the union left in there on purpose to help out the
company. If your LC denies them he is a liar!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 04 December 2017

4% inflation?
Last I read, it was closer to 2%

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

We must feel the pain from this poor, overworked and abused Engineer
  How funny! He only made 9k, he is going to loose his pick up.



 Name: No shit
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 04 December 2017

I barely made 9.000 last month.

This contracts suck. Fuck the unions.

They screwed us good.

Name: Canada 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 04 December 2017

In Canada a work week is 40 hours. After 40 hours they pay overtime time
and a half on holidays double time. Is it the same way in the USA?

Name: Sl zbinden
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 04 December 2017

No shit

you would have made 12-13k last month with the hourly rate..what we
make vs cp or cn is small potatoes it's chicken feed..

Name: Members
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 04 December 2017

I wonder if all members voted. Usauly the ones that did not vote are the
ones that bitch the most!

Name: No shit
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 04 December 2017

I barely made 9.000 last month.

This contracts suck. Fuck the unions.

They screwed us good.

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

Zbinden

Your exactly right. There are no work rules or arbitraries that this
company is going to pay. And if we can't get a better contract when
the economy is booming then obviously the bargaining power of those
arbitraries ain't crap. I for one worked 203 hours in the month of
November..i certainly didn't make the equivalent of 12 grand last
month.

Name: Sl zbinden
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 04 December 2017

Can't believe you suckers passed that small timey contract 4 to 1
vote..can't you guys read ...we got a much better raise last contract
coming out of the biggest recession since the great depression..for
those who say we didn't give up any work rules have fun making 7
doubles  and 4 line of road pickups/setoffs..plus putting your train
away in 3 tracks and spinning your motors for the outbound..I'll be
the first to ditch that diahrea mess of a contract and go directly to
the hourly rate..even if it means I fall on the sword for my fellow
man..take it from me sl zbinden you're screwed and get used to it
..have happy holidays men while we all look for different jobs ...

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 04 December 2017

Jgw,
They SHOULD pay it within 60 days.

Name: JG Wentworth. I want it now!
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 04 December 2017

Anybody know how long it takes to get retroactive pay?

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

FRA


You are on board with the excessive restrictions of the use of our
phones aren't you???  Then you better start doing something about
these TMs blowing my phone up with text messages when Im out working a
local. When we finished our work and was getting ready to head back I
turned my phone on to check and see if I had any messages because I
have a sick kid and I had 12 text messages from the TM over the area
going nuts wanting to know how we were doing, how much work did we have
done, were we going to make it back on time, blah blah blah and then I
heard later that the TM made a comment that We were chicken shits
because we wouldn't check our phones throughout the day.  Well guess
what, my phone is never going to be on during the day when Im working
and if the company wants to come after me for it you better be prepared
to back me when I blow the whistle and file intimidation charges.

Name: Retired
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 03 December 2017

My advise to union members at CSX,is put a grievance in for every
violation you witness.They will say go ahead your wasting your time.
But in reality it gives them a complex that they know it is wrong when
they violate the collective agreement.When all grievances are
compiled,and end up in front of arbitrators,they can see a pattern of
what the company is doing. And it makes his job easier to make the
members whole for the violations $$$$$$$.And keep the pressure on till
the company gets tired of paying for grievances and they stop breaking
contract agreements. In time they will get the message.

Name: Retired
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 03 December 2017

Ya now that CSX has cut so many employees, it looks good on paper.but
the same issues arise that needs attention to keep the trains running.
Like getting management to change a train line hose or knuckle,because
they think they are getting away with it and no one finds out.we alway
caught wind of it and grievances where filed.every chance management
did our work it was report to LC and a grievence went in. We collected
as many violations as we could of management doing our work. And we won
those at arbitrationís.make sure you collect as much information as you
can for the grievances.we would get information from train crew when
management did craft work on the road. In return car inspectors would
do the same when we seen management switching cars etc. Put the paper
work in if you witness this breach,it all adds up. $$$$$$$$$$$

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for N/A
Posted: 02 December 2017

They also force mechanical employees to do other crafts work knowing it
is a contract violation and are getting away with it. the company using
it under the simple task rules what a load of bull shit when they laid
off entire crafts.

Name: Retired
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 02 December 2017

I was a carman in Canada we where forced to work overtime also or be
fired. People where fired for refusing. In the collective agreement
they can only force over time in an emergencyí.I understand where your
coming from Hh is just repeating what he did here,your union has to
protest this first ,then the union can go to the government to get
forced overtime stopped. And the members fired for refusing overtime
should get there job back.Your union in USA said managers would never
do the work of craft people and train crews. Iím sure Hh will try and
get managers to do members work when they are needed. Hh is not scared
of the consiquences,of fines etc.he will test the waters at any cost to
get his way. What you people are going threw now I went threw it,I was
pulled out of service twice under Hh and was returned to work both
times with pay. Good luck

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Engine repair, for 20-30 years
Posted: 02 December 2017

Retired,if you refuse overtime they will force you! The manager will
tell you those gates are to keep people out not in so if you don't
like the changes get out. Our whole shop was told that,basically
conform or be fired!

Name: Retired
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 02 December 2017

Been retired six months from car department. You guys said there where
many cuts in the mechanical department. So why are any of you working
overtime,if you refused overtime, they would be forced to recall layed 
off workers.

Name: Got it
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 02 December 2017

Fooled u all!!!

Not a single one of you saw the evil plan. How could you not see it.
All those guys taking legit fmla just got screwed. The company can't
get the abusers  with discipline so they got them through the pocket
book. They don't work they don't get paid. Now they have higher cost
out the pocket.  The sad thing is the one who are using it legit are
going to suffer for those who abuse it to play games.

Name: Loco
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 02 December 2017

IDIOTS 
No one can blame me. I voted NO for that crappy agreement. The raises
are a slap in the face and a joke. Inflation is figured at 4% a year.
We aren't getting shit. If I get seriously sick or any of you do I
hope you have money saved because your gonna pay for it. All you idiots
did was look at a back pay check and the premium cost. Never took a good
look at the future. Joke will be on all of us when 2019 rolls around and
we end up paying the higher premium anyway. You think it won't happen
then you are retarded! They already have it planned for us. They will
dangle some cash in front of the jackasses and threaten to raise co pay
if you don't take the cash and premium increase. Will you be an idiot
again!

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

Hey guys, I've been trying to come up with a new union slogan so I was
wondering what you all think of my top choice? Here it goes;

BLET: We believe in in consistency for our members, so we work hard to
make sure that you take it in the a$$ every single contract!

I personally think that we have a real winner here. What do you all
think?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Engine repair, for 20-30 years
Posted: 02 December 2017

That is correct about the overtime. We were told you can either sign up
on your own or I'll force you by plant superintendent!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for N/A
Posted: 01 December 2017

Your Wrong about the Overtime they are Working Mechanical Employees
overtime the ones left are either being held over or they are working
it willing

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

Blanshitty is Frulla's nephew. Enough said.

Name: Ot
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 01 December 2017

Getting hourly wage CSX will not work anyone more than forty hours a
week. Because CSX will not pay overtime!

Name: eh
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 01 December 2017

the crappy agreement passed and hunter is planning on selling 49% of csx
railways.  Well, good luck brothers and sisters.  Its only gonna get
worse from here.

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

And the agreement passed.

Name: Hampton
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 20-30 years
Posted: 01 December 2017

i am curious on what Carolina lines EHH is selling off?  As a G&W
employee, they are interested in GA, SC (Upstate), and parts of NC.

Just didnít know if anyone knew what EHH meant when said about selling
underutilized lines.  Put our company name on the tracks!

Just looking for a sign...

Name: Yo Momma
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 01 December 2017

Blanshitty is an A#1 turd. He'd write his own mother up. He's one of
the ones that hides in the bushes. Spineless little bitch, even when he
was in Baltimore 8 years ago.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 01 December 2017

This is what will bring about change. BLOW THE WHISTLE ON THESE PEOPLE.

http://www.actionnewsjax.com/news/local/fired-csx-conductor-seeking-whistleblower-protection-changes-within-company/656596333

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

Big balls

We have one here that may can compete with your guy. We call him
Nodicky. He stays on Blanshitty dick so hard he can barely talk.

Telling people over the radio to break rules. Also told people to speed
because the FRA wouldn't be there that night after the FRA lowered the
track speed to 10mph.

Him and shitty get off on writing people up.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 30 November 2017

Big balls

Benson was at Parkersburg for awhile as an engineer, then was promoted
to RFE I believe. He moved to the Ky coal fields after that. He has not
been well liked at any location! Good luck!

Name: Copd
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 30 November 2017

I think Hh has copd from smoking two to three packs a day. Itís no joke
to have !

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: CSX Customer, for N/A
Posted: 30 November 2017

Maybe a ray of hope, first stage of perhaps Eugene stepping down, maybe
his Emphasyma is too much anymore. Dimentia also seems to be creeping
in on the old asshole

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-csx-succession/csxs-ceo-hunter-harrison-describes-key-step-in-succession-plan-idUSKBN1DT33V

Name: Conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 30 November 2017

UP 
Who gives a crap about SP trash. No way in hell they are dealing with
the old man lynch mob we are. The small hand full of men with balls
that are left at csx just cant handle them alone. They want rules
compliance then give it to them. Everyone knows they will turn a blind
eye to breaking rules if they are in trouble and it moves things
quicker. You follow the rules and it slows things down your on their
hit list. Stick together as a group then it's harder to target and
abuse. it's an eye for an eye! The union's aren't going to do squat
to stop any head hunting and trumped up charges.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 30 November 2017

You do not have to be smart to work for Hh. Requirements are be salaried
so he can work you 16 hours a day for no extra pay. Become more loyal to
his cause,and donít ask questions on any of his plans. And always be
ready to say yes to anything. And fall on your own sword if asked.

Name: Who is?
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 1-10 years
Posted: 30 November 2017

UP MANAGEMENT

Who is the Southern Pacific baggage?
Are there anymore left?

Should have all been retired by now.

Name: Big balls
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 29 November 2017

Where did this Trainmaster David Benson come from? He's the dumbest TM
that I've ever seen in my 28 years on the RR. Why is this fat fuck
still on the property? If Harrison doesn't fire him then we all have a
chance. One dumb son of a bitch.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 29 November 2017

I hope you are right about managers not running trains. Hh all rule will
be broken by this man. Hh seem to do what he wanted when he wanted,and
he dealt with fines etc later.  And you say no to this man you where
fired. Good luck hope you are right.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 29 November 2017

Notice this.  Canada does not have a Railway Labor Act. No managers will
be running trains within the US.

Name: Notice this
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 29 November 2017

If you have not noticed Hh has aligned , himself with top gun from cn
and other from canadien railroads.These people in my view will
implement the program street to seat ..you can google this it was done
at cp cn. This is where they train all office and non union people to
be conductors and engineers.They say they must do this in case of a
labour strike. Very very unsafe for the public and employees being
around these people running trains with no field experience. Cp rail
uses non union people to run trains if there short of crews as I write
this.Creal ceo of Cprail said these people will stay in place.With Hh
closing so many CSX terminals I think it is a matter of time before he
does the same thing at CSX.. He can work salaried employees as long as
he has to and has 100 percent of control over them. So rules will not
apply,they will just stay with it till job is done. If that means
sleeping in loco cab so be it. Keep your eyes open for this. It is just
a matter of time for Hh to do this at CSX.

Name: UP MANAGEMENT
E-mail: corporate@up.com
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 29 November 2017

UP MANAGEMENT TEAM:

Corporate America is draining the swamp of sexual predators, perverts
and gropers. The last count, UP has at least 20 predators listed.
Do the right thing and make UP Responsible Again, before the 
Southern Pacific baggage destroy your culture!

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

THANKS ALOT STUPID IDIOTS!!!!!!


WEll now you have gone and done it.  Using your phone while the train
is running and there are cameras pointing at you from all directions.
You want people to understand our problems and the hostile environment
we are working in but then you go and act like total retards and get
everyone put in the hot seat. What part of the cell phone rules did you
not understand. You can only thank yourselves for the jobs that will be
lost now.  When the cameras were first installed it was stated in a
memo that they would not be used to micromanage crews or to head hunt.
It was stated very clearly that if an incident occurred that the tapes
would only be viewed at the time of the incident. Now not only are they
going to view several a month  but the new bulletin states that they
will view the tapes in more depth if they see something that warrants
further investigation. You morons know damn good and well they will use
this excuse to view the entire tape and find as many stupid little rules
violations or improper train handling rules as they can. They will trump
them up and throw the book at us.  Don't be reading a newspaper while
you are sitting in the sidings. Don't be looking at a magazine.
That's a rules violation. Don't pick your nose.  Don't drop any
trash. Keep the windows shut if the horn is overhead. Wear your safety
glasses. Yes that is the rule while in the cab.   
Thanks a lot morons for making the rest of us more miserable than we
are because you couldn't stay off the damn phone while the train was
moving.  Oh, and if your going to get off the train while it is stopped
and walk 25 feet away to use your phone you better inspect as must train
as you can while you are stopped. THAT IS THE RULE!!!!

Name: From cp
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 29 November 2017

Like I said before Hh will get managers to do members work once he cuts
the staff deep. Everything from running trains to fixing cars.you said
he would not try in the USA. I hope not but this guy has nothing to
lose. Hh will try it all the more he can piss off the workers the
better he feels. Seen all this happen with my   own eyes up in Canada

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 29 November 2017

They are pumping the stock, going to be dumping before the earnings call
on 1/16/18.

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

YM'S

Just curious.  Does your agreement have the same article protecting you
from management doing your jobs. If so you all better be putting in
claims for everyday they do your work and that yard stays open. Yu are
entitled to it. Hope your union reps have more balls than ours!

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

I saw one of those silly basterds wearing a Harrison Camp Shirt.   I'm
not going to speculate what he had to do to earn that.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years
Posted: 29 November 2017

Anyone recall my Dad, Charlie Swigart, who serve CSX when Chessie was
CO/BO worked him 16 hrs on many occasions. They say he could really put
together a train in Walbridge O.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 29 November 2017

Brewer yard yardmasters were let go this past Sunday. Now there are
Trainmasters and superintendents doing their job. What a strong union
they have to let this happen. Brewer yard will be closed soon.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years
Posted: 28 November 2017

What's going on in Jacksonville? All kinds of rumors, folks are really
nervous.

Name: Drone
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 28 November 2017

If trains are over two hundred cars. Conductor get a drone with camera
to fly the train, to see why it went into emergency. Lol

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

INSPECTOR


AMEN BROTHER!!!   Good 101 lesson! The goose is letting the gander have
it!  The truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth!

Name: inspector
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years
Posted: 28 November 2017

NON Other

192 cars is nothing anymore. I have seen trains with well over 220 cars
several times. Trains with 200 or more cars is going to be the norm with
this company as long as HH is in charge. He wants to put several blocks
of cars on a train and move as much freight at one time as he can.
The FRA is well aware that these trains have problems with
communicating with the EOT and drop in valleys and in tunnels and in
bad weather. They couldn't care less if you are unable to dump the
train from the rear if this happens. Their rule that states a train
must reduce to 30 mph if you lose communication with the EOT is just a
joke. Does it really matter if your going 30 or 50 when you are hauling
poisonous toxic material or molten sulfur and you derail and cant
communicate. Its just a band aid that does nothing but look like they
are attempting to run the train safely. Run your car off the side of
the road at 30 mph and see how well you control it. Now picture having
9000-15,000 tons of cars behind it. Doesn't take a rocket scientist to
figure out the outcome.

For those in the public who do not know what an EOT(end of train)device
is, it's a device that is mounted on the end of the train and tells the
engineer how much air pressure he has at the end of the train and if he
has the ability to apply the proper air pressure to his brakes to stop
the train. If there is an emergency that warrants stopping the train
immediately the engineer can "DUMP" the air at the end of the train
and set the brakes up from the rear. It is controlled by radio
communication and is linked to a device on the lead locomotive. This
device is called an HTD(head of train). If communication is lost
between the two devices it can be detrimental. The longer the train the
better the chances the two devices can not communicate with each other.
Not only are longer trains more dangerous for communication but they
also create a problem of being too long in populated areas and if the
train is stopped there is a good chance the train will be blocking road
crossing and hampering emergency personnel from getting through to save
someone's life. It also causes a time problem for conductors if
something does go wrong with the train. The farther the conductor has
to walk to inspect the train for the problem the longer it takes the
crew to get the train moving and out of the way. These longer trains
are just a cost cutting methods to reduce two trains into one and save
using two crews and more locomotives to move the freight. It is obvious
that cost cutting is a higher priority than safety and protecting the
public from catastrophe. CSX is worth millions and their pocket books
are full. Fines from the FRA and local authorities are just pocket
change to them. Its a well know fact that fines are not paid to the
local authorities for blocking crossing beyond the allotted times set
forth by state law. Their argument is that the railroads were there
first and have the right of way. It is a shame that the arrogant
attitude is allowed to continue and the state representative haven't
taken a stance against this kind of behavior. Every rule that is
created on the railroad usually takes place after there is a major
accident or blood is spilled. How many trains do you think are running
in your neighborhood that are not equipped to safely stop in case of an
emergency?  More than you think! Lesson 101 for the public today!

Name: engineer
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 27 November 2017

Cond 10-20

People out in the public read this site all the time but they just
don't comprehend how the attendance policy doesn't work with our
business and our lives. Its only the families or railroaders who know
what it is really about. last year I had to find a new dentist because
he charged 25 dollars if you didn't give a 2 day notice that you could
not make your appointment.  He didn't understand that just because I
had Tuesday and Wednesday off on the extra board that I was guaranteed
the days. I had to tell him several times that the company can send you
out of town just before your off days start and you could be gone for
your days off and start them when you get back. I finally found a
dentist and a doctor who understands railroad schedules.  They work
with me.
The best thing the BLET did for the engineers was give us the ability
to do any early lay off before our off days. Giving us the right to
drop our turn once a pay period helped too. Sometimes you can request
the early lay off and drop at the last minute and actually make your
off day.  I hate to do that to other people but there is nothing else
you can do if you need to be off on your scheduled off days. The
conductors are screwed and should be going after the UTU for not
working on something like this for them. You go through the same crap
and what is worse is you only get one day off!  This is totally in sane
you only get one day off. who the hell can get anything done with just
one scheduled day.  Just a few days ago I had to explain to a repair
man why I had to cancel an appointment that I had scheduled and he
flipped when I explained how things work on the railroad. He lost it
even more when I told him I didn't get paid holidays either. The
public has no idea what we give up and go through to work for the
railroad.  Maybe its about time someone started getting out there!

Name: APE
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 10-20 years
Posted: 27 November 2017

Iím not sure where you got that it takes longer then 3 days to get your
CDL. There are 9 CDL jobs total yes younger guys are holding the jobs
cause olders didnít have CDLís. So not sure where ya got that cause as
far as I know thatís not true and I do work as a carman in Willard.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 27 November 2017

Willard Mechanical has already been Hit hard and the rumor is there
screwing with the remaining car men giving them 3 days to get a CDL or
there gone and they will call back younger people who already have
CDL's (The Utility workers where laid off and the other crafts are
being forced to doing there work if that answers any questions about
the state of Willard.

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

Rumor is Lima and Willard Ohio are on the chopping block anyone hear
this?? Willard has been pretty busy lately but we all know that doesnít
mean much. Just wondering if anyone has heard this

Name: hogger
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 26 November 2017

HEY FRA!!!!!

Are you asleep? You have spent so much time worrying about the use of
cell phones on the locomotives you have turned a blind eye to the melt
down of the PTC!  Thought it was supposed to be a life saver and help
out all those tired and worn out engineers from running signals and
into the back of other trains. The PTC system has been a total mess on
several divisions for over a month now. Losing its signals, activating
way to early outside of the designated areas, indicating inaccurate
speeds and throwing trains into suppression when its not warranted. OH,
lets not forget it blows the horn at every dirt road and cow crossing
across the whole system. Violates the companies rule on excessive use
of the horn.  The Trip Optimizer system is even on a melt down as we
speak.  You better stop worrying so much about crew members using their
phones to keep themselves awake when they sit in sidings for hours or
cant get out of a terminal for over 4 hours and start paying attention
to your PTC!

Name: not fooled
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 26 November 2017

Amazed


Congratulations! You have single handedly managed to throw everyone off
the topics at hand. Well done company mole!

Puzzled: Your post is an example of the lay down and take it up the
arss problem that exist in our industry. What good does it do to stand
up and do what ever it takes to show CSX that if you steal my pay,
threaten me with insubordination when it isn't warranted, blame me and
my crew member for delay of train when management was the root cause,
stalk us for your failure rates, blame me because you cant get us a
work order on time or jump our ass because we aren't moving when the
power isn't ready and not our fault??????  Maybe we should all have
your attitude and let management continue to think that we are weak low
life blue collar workers who are just puppets and can be intimidated to
sit down and shut up like quiet little boys and girls and speak when
you are spoken too. There are alternative to this. think outside of the
box. An unpredictable work force that stands up for what is right and
shows what is good for the goose is good for the gander is more
effective at getting the point across than one with your attitude.
Maybe you haven't noticed, but CSX does NOT PLAY FAIR OR NICE! They
talk a good talk and play a good game but in the long run they are
unethical and hypocrites to the fullest definition. They screw with the
workforce then the workforce should screw right back. The only
difference is the crews have legitimate legal complaints and federal
violations that need to and should be reported and management has
nothing but bull shitz blame to throw out there!

Name: To puzzled
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 25 November 2017

To puzzled men and women are trying to protect there jobs. Agreements
with the company and employees have a contract. This self serving Hh
cares about  a one time pay out. Then he is gone,when the rules are
broken,by either party,there is a system in place to address these
issues. Do you think the employees should just sit on there hands and
do nothing. Give your head a shake puzzled.

Name: Puzzled
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 25 November 2017

I'm reading some of the post you idiots have made and I just wonder
what the hopeful objective and outcome is to the ones trying to get
everyone to report issues (some rather silly) to the Fra, epa, etc....a
fine ?  Surely you don't think this is going to help you or any of your
causes do you ?

Name: Claims
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 25 November 2017

File all the grievancs you can make copy for yourself. At cp under Hh 87
percent of grievances ,where made whole. Hh refused to pay but he had no
choice. Put them in they will be heard even after Hh is gone. Hh and
friends the only thing they have is to intimidate!

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

Any truth to the rumor that the Lima railyard will no longer be owned by
csx after December 1 2017 ? 
Are they really closing that yard and selling to Genesse & Wyoming ?

Name: DONE IT!
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 25 November 2017

NO FEAR PLEASE!

I've done it before and wont hesitate to do it again. BLOW THE
WHISTLE.....BLOW THE WHISTLE!  CSX is not a federally owned business
that is exempt and highly protected from being charged for breaking the
law. Yes it might seem like they get away with murder but that's only
because no one will stand as a group. CSX is not exempt from following
all state and federal laws.  You seen laws broken every day but do not
say anything about it. You don't report EPA violations. You don't
report FRA violations. Almost everyone is scared to death of
retaliation and this time of the year is the worst. No one wants to be
stalked and put on the street at Christmas time. HH and his band of
warriors are quite aware of this. Why is it so hard for the employees
to understand if you come together as a group and report every single
violation you encounter that the feds cant continue to turn their
heads. Its just sad that the employees work hard and bend over for this
company but they cant put the same effort into standing up to the beast
and do what is right. You want to help out the industries that are
being hurt by the lack of service that is provided? Quit lying on the
on boards. Quit putting time of service in as done on time when you
know good and they were serviced hours late. Take notes. Keep times of
what really happens. Turn it over to the STB. Black smoke rolling out
of engines spitting soot every where, call mechanical every time and
report it to the FRA. Call OSHA when you see chemicals dripping out of
cars. You have toilet drains and oil dripping out of your locomotives
report it immediately. Call FRA and report it. Did you know it is a
serious violation of local and state laws to have this happening? Did
you know this warrants a call to the EPA? Engine house employees have
lost their jobs by the hundreds. Shops are closed. No one can fix a
thing in most terminals now. If we followed all laws and regulations
half the locomotives wouldn't move out of the yards. You have the
power to take control of this mess. Its like beating an old dog over
and over again and you just wont budge. Did you know that these
violations also break state health laws. Vendors and all delivery
service personnel are exposed to these hazards when they come on CSX
property. Report it to your county health department.  You have the
power to do what is right.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 25 November 2017

The only chance you have to fight this CEO is help from the government.
Pushing for the government to issue a cease and desist to the CEO for
interfering with interstate commerce and numerous contract violations
for both the union and shippers is a great option. Someone needs to tie
that meddling fools hands before he destroys anymore lives. The shippers
coalition is a union alliance must. Maybe together they can stop him.
Others have not banded together and the result was a mess. Do not wait.
Push hard and fast to remove him. He is pushing faster and harder now
that this is his third go around at this. Hunter Harrison is relying on
employees being afraid to comply with the rules in order to move
freight. He is relying on each employee being afraid to stand up and
say something because there will be reprucusions. Essentially silincing
the work force while he has his way. Do not be afraid, under different
circumstances this is considered rape. Legal professionals, not
everyday ďI think I am a lawyer but I donít have a degreeĒ individuals
need to be avoided. This belongs is true professional legal hands.
Every occurrence individually isnít enough, but all combined there is a
case.

Name: Drain the swamp!
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 24 November 2017

Yes! Continue to help President Trump and
help drain the swamp and help csx hire more 75 percenters and keep
voting 
for the gay old pervert party GOP,
and get rid of the union supporting democrats. We need stay white and
right.

Vote for Senator Moore and other chomos.

Make America Stupid again!

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

Not fooled is right,everyone affected put a claim in and always make
copy for your record. You have to put paper work in or it will never
get addressed and company wins.

Name: NOT FOOLED
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years
Posted: 24 November 2017

Suck it up

Go crawl back under your supervisory rock. Your not fooling anyone.
Just another company  mole baiting and starting trouble. What, no one
invited you to Thanksgiving dinner so you have to come to the site and
stir your crap. Get another job if you cant handle the truth!


ENGINEERS!!!!  Read your agreement. You are entitled to holiday pay if
you work an extra board. Road or yard if you were available the day
before, day of and today(day after)!  They think they are pulling a
fast one by laying in some of the locals and calling extra board men to
work the jobs yesterday. They think the regular assigned or extra board
engineers wont be entitled to Holiday pay. WRONG!

Conductors.  Read your agreement. Very clear rules that state the
company will not pull any stunts( putting it nicely) to get out of
paying holiday pay.   Stick together on this one and put your claims
in. This is not the time to back down and let things slide. You all
have to stick together and send a message to the man in black that you
are not whipping post and we wont lay down that easy!

Name: FRA
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 24 November 2017

Banacek

You are 100% correct with the information you posted. It has already
been brought to the departments attention that engineers are being
threatened with insubordination charges by DTO's and some acting
chiefs if they didn't take the trains after they explained they were
not qualified and brought the FRA law to their attention. This can not
and will not be tolerated. If you see this happening or it happens to
you, you must immediately contact your FRA inspector. File a complaint
with your union representation and if it continues you can file a
formal complaint with the USDOT.

Name: Contract
E-mail: trump@whitehouse.gov
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 24 November 2017

Thanks to President Trump, and his illegal immigration policy, the
railroad is having a hard time undermining American citizens, while
trying to recruit cheap labor. This is the first time, in many, many
contracts, that the last contract has remain intact, and with
additional benefits.

The labor pool is thinner and thinner, thanks to Mr. Trump!

And all that we can hope for now, is that, the swamp continues to be
drain, and rid the system of corrupt Democrats, who will sell out the
country for cheap labor, for votes!
 
Make America Great Again!

Name: Suck it up
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 23 November 2017

Suck it up and go to work!

I'm sure the police officers protecting your cities aren't whining
about their job being anulled.  There is a reason why people don't
like unions, railroad babies.

Name: Dilly Dilly
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 23 November 2017

Can you get miss called while qualifying? Caller said they were being
ordered to.

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

Hunter is showing the UTU and BLE just how bad they suck.  He is doing
everything he damned well pleases and not a peep from the Unions, guess
they donít care, theyíre all getting theirs. These overpaid Union
officers need to take a big cut.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 23 November 2017

Well it got the hair up on your neck. Trust me this is by there
design,Hh thinks he is getting back at the union. Did same thing at cp
cn he wants to overwhelm the union with claims and paper work. Then
they stall as much as they can with claims. He wants everyone walking
on eggshells

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

Wax


My job was laid in today but they called an extra crew off the extra
board to work it.  If they think they wont be paying me for not working
and letting someone else do my job they have another thing coming.
Pulling this shit all over the system. Make sure you put a make whole
claim in and a run around as well. CA by crew management. Don't know
what the hell they think they are doing! They still had to pay someone
to do the job. What do they think they have accomplished!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 23 November 2017

I Hope HH and all his ass kissing managers are happy with them selves
they ruined the lively hoods of thousands of people in 8 months good
job guys you should give yourselves a big pat on the back

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

LOOKS LIKE THE CHEAP SKATE EXPRESS IS GETTING EVEN CHEAPER IN OTHER
WAYS.  H.H. DOESN'T CARE ABOUT HIS CUSTOMERS LET ALONE HIS EMPLOYEES.

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

Locals arenít being annulled on Thanksgiving because most of them got
cut off last week and are being filled by the extra board every day
they normally work except for on Thanksgiving. This way they donít have
to pay any of the jobs annulment pay. But they are putting those jobs
back on for next week.

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

https://www.yahoo.com/news/exclusive-csx-impose-hefty-fees-rail-customers-2018-213036272--finance.html

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

Why are none of the local jobs being annulled for thanksgiving

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 22 November 2017

How can you be positive I was laid off with my hole craft and there
people with not even a third of years of service now doing my job how
can you stay positive after something like that has been done to you,
you have a few managers trying to make a name for them selves and a CEO
that only cares about shareholders and the stock price and how much they
can sell the company off for, but stay positive what a load of shit but
don't forget HH wishes you a happy holiday what a joke, but stay
positive, what a load of bull, and for those managers that are doing HH
dirty work your day will come and you will be just has pissed off just I
am, but stay positive.

Name: Made a difference
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 22 November 2017

Loco 10-20/cond. 1/10 
I have no idea how long either one of you have been employed but if you
have 10 years or better then you both have learned nothing or just
haven't bothered to pay attention. Let's first address the comment
that the trainmaster made about rules interpretations.  It works both
ways. If your having a problem with a supervisor using a rule for
negative impact and you feel your interpretation is the correct one,
you can take the issue to the rules department. There was a problem
with this many years ago and employees began flooding the rules
department with phone calls and emails. Because of this a system notice
was issued that settled the problems. I believe there were at least 10
rules that were addressed and the final and binding interpretations was
given by the rules department. If you want a rule problem settled then
it is up to you and your fellow workers to stand up and start asking
the questions.  The problem will not settle itself.
Now to the second issue. If anyone ever encounters a supervisor who is
unethical and head hunting as you call it, then you have an ethics
hotline to call. Do not think for one moment that your calls are
ignored. They are not. If a supervisors name is continuously reported
then there will be an inquiry. Rumors and gossip will get you no where.
If you witness or you are involved in a situation take notes. Dates,
times, location, witnesses and the exact wording of the conversation
will help with your complaints. If a pattern developes with a
supervisors actions it will be uncovered. Similar complaints from
fellow workers are usually a good indicator that a real problem exist.
No matter how much you doubt the validity of the ethics hotline it is a
better option to utilize than doing nothing at all. All crafts have
union representation. If you feel you are having continuous issues with
a supervisor you can bring it to the attention of your local.

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

First off i  reply to the stay positive post. take that and pound sand
up your , you know where. how can we stay positive if you come to work
do you job follow the rules then you get a charge letter for something
you never did , go to a investigation no real proof that you broke any
rules only to later be told you have been terminated , and how about
this news 
       Yardmasters are to soon be cut off completely system wide ( yes
all of them) 
so how can we be happy go lucky every thing is Sunshine and Rainbows
,if you donít even know if you are the next to get axed because some
idiot who is trying to make a name for them selves decides to target
you. even though you did every thing right and to the book but oh look
you took a second too long building that train so now you are fired for
delaying a train btw ive seen that happen too. and when you have fellow
co workers dropping like flys out here because of cuts and overzelous
managers wanting to fire you for farting in the wrong direction. so i
guess you can say yeah be happy because you have a job . BUT for how
long ?

Name: RR family
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 10-20 years
Posted: 22 November 2017

Everyone!  

Even though that horrible CEO has taken over and disrupted so many
lives let's not forget that it's Thanksgiving. We all have something
to be thankful for. If not out jobs then the love of family,friends,a
home,a loyal pet or our health. Let's all stop for just a few minutes
and thank someone for something good they have brought to our lives. Be
positive even if things seems hopeless. God works in mysterious ways.
Happy Thanksgiving to everyone.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 22 November 2017

Lloyd
"Negative morale" is not up for negotiation.
It's no secret that HH doesn't give a shit about you or me. Put in
your hours and collect a paycheck.
As far as the contract is concerned, I believe we will end up better
off ratifying it than if we leave it up to the government. Your ideal
contract isn't one of our options as far as I can tell.

VOTE YES

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 21 November 2017

The railway culture was great and pleasure to go to work. But once Hh
goes threw a company and has no morals or ethic. The place will not be
the same till he is gone for long time. Some of these managers drink
the koolaid and think they are something. Till they get fired and whine
to everyone. After the railway a lot of these self important people.
Could not organize a drunk in a liquor store in the real world.

Name: AVR
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 1-10 years
Posted: 21 November 2017

Where to begin? No names or specific locations will be dropped in this
post but if you know me you might be able to figure it out. But I'd
like to share with you my experience as a manager and human being that
worked for CSX. 

Let's see... I moved to a small flat switch yard up north and I loved
it. We had a solid team that worked well together and respected each
other. Both managers and craft. A certain Band 6 found out that myself
and the Band 5 there had a good working relationship. He didn't like
that and moved me south after 4 months. I had to travel over 500 miles
on my off days to pack up my stuff and move back. Oh and they back
dated my relocation package so that I could only spend 5 days in a
hotel instead of the alloted 10. That sucked but whatever. If the Army
taught me anything it was to drive on. 

I spent a year and a half at my new location and it was good and bad.
Band 6 level leadership was toxic and was more about how many people
you could fail on O-Tests each month than actually taking care of the
employees. It's tough to build a team when you're caught in the
middle everyday between doing what is right by your ethics and morals
and what the company is telling you to do. What they're telling you to
do because it's a "condition of employment". Regardless, we had a
good team at my location. Both car department and locomotive side. I'd
say 80% of the guys were there to do there job, 10% were super stars,
and the last 10% were assholes who even the other 90% wished would be
held accountable. That's how it goes anywhere.

I decided to get out when I had the chance and do something I've
always wanted to do. It's going great. I know a few craft guys who
decided to take the risk and get out as well. Working well for them
too.

The way this company is going now is dangerous. Money will do whatever
money wants to do. It's your decision if you're willing to stay for
the ride.

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

I don't give 2 shits or feel sorry about a dispatcher that gets a
moving truck and company buys their house through appendix 2. I read
the homeless article. Lots of facts left out of it. Like selling a
house before you get a definite move date. What did the ATDA do for the
Ex Huntington dispatchers that were cut off?  ATDA got the NS
dispatchers on the Central division that got closed a 170,000 dollars
to cut ties with the company or 6 years of New York Dock. 
Unbelievable!!! There's Union for ya!!!

Name: Hang in there
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 21 November 2017

Chances are good that,a bulletin will be issued that Hh died in his
sleep. So donít let some sick old man get ya down.

Name: Wax
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 21 November 2017

Our managers love coming to work because they get off on writing people
up on anything and everything they can.

Name: Columbus
E-mail: nothankyou@gmail.com
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 21 November 2017

I haven't seen morale this low in my whole career. Everybody, including
managers, hate coming to work. It's pretty sad because CSX could be a
great company with happy employees. It's mind blowing that one man can
change a fortune 300 company....

Name: Sh*tsandwich
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 21 November 2017

I hate it for all the men and women who have loss their jobs or who have
suffered hardships under this minister of PSRR.    He has truly messed
over the train dispatchers.    The rumor is he is wearing adult diapers
now alongside his Vader mask.  How can a man get a million dollar
contract when he can't even purchase life insurance.  


Kellogg's is getting bent over now with about 500 of their employees
and another 1000+ spin off jobs.   We can't strike because of damage
to commerce but this lunatic can get away with his bullshit.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 21 November 2017

The old man is Screwing over everybody and don't give a shit about you
or your family's so Christmas is canceled no gifts for the kids so
hunter can have a multi million dollar funeral and that wont come to
soon enough (PS Hunter there will be no Ice Water Where your going)

Name: Jack Daniels
E-mail: No. 7 Black Label
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 21 November 2017

May want to tell your kids Santa won't be coming this year because
Uncle Scrooge (Hunter) needs to line his pockets. I just don't
understand how someone who probably sits in his own shit until his
hospice nurse gets there can attempt to run a multi billion dollar
company. I would love to tell you all there's a solution but I'm just
as dumbfounded as all of you.

Name: Mr.Ed
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 21 November 2017

The old man sure is screwing over the dispatchers.

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

How about you retards quit telling people how to vote and let them make
their own decisions.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 21 November 2017

Vote yes you retards

Name: Hang in there
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 20 November 2017

I was laid off nine times in thirty five years. I found other work while
laid off but pay was not as good as RR wages. I always was called back
in seniority order. I know how ugly it is working under Hh,but donít
burn your bridges behind you. Take the lay off that is time not working
for Hh. You will be recalled in the future. Leave your money in pention
plan while you are laid  off.  I would not resign,from the company
because of lay off you have more to lose by doing that. Like most
railroaders,itís in your blood.look at all your options and donít rush
into a decision without thinking it threw.this is what I did it worked
out for me,Iím now retired.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for N/A
Posted: 20 November 2017

Screw CSX Hunter and all those Ball sucking Managers can all go screw
them selves CSX is Finished it is time to find a new Career I wasted to
much of my life with this company and it is only a matter of time HH and
his backers finish off what's left and line there pockets.

Name: From canada
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 19 November 2017

We survive Hh rebuilding now. Brothers and sisters you have the right
spirit, you will conquer Hh greed in the long run.

Name: D Man
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 19 November 2017

Well, i have been swayed i will vote no,even if it means trumps lackys
give us something worse. I think no matter what, we get the contract
and HH side letters will soon follow, im just gonna sit back and wacth
the horror show unfold, to all my brothers and sisters be proud of what
you do but always remember this job doesnt define us we worked hard to
get here and i hope we fight like hell to take it back, never give up
never settle for less and please never ever become one of the "we r
just lucky to have a job" pepole. HH is putting his hand in our
pockets, taking our time from our family's and treating us like
replaceable workers, we are highly trained professionals that have many
skills and an unmatched ability to adapt to changing work conditions,
and can change our plans on the fly to complete our tasks, stand firm
stand together dont be the weak link

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

Paid dues for thirty five years,you are all the union,donít blame a
handful of elected union rep if things donít go your way. Many men and
women gave there lives for your freedom to have a democracy..you all
get a copy of the proposals of the contracts most donít read it before
they vote. When contract is finalize, lots of lazy members want to
blame a handful of union reps. The members of the past made sacrifices
and a stand to get what you have today. You can vote for the contract
or go on strike. Knowledge is power, brother sisterhood united is
power. HH is one man!!

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

Ok you got it pontiac

Name: PEA
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 19 November 2017

APE, don't you mean violate instead of violet the color?

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

I was told years ago by union rep that a contract limits the amount they
can beat an employee up. But when company signs contract it is suppose
to be in good faith. The problem is there are sucker words left in the
contracts. That leave the interpretation open for abuse by the company.
The union has to remove these sucker words in the contract language. For
example will provide protection when available. Should read the company
will provide protection.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 19 November 2017

Like I have Posting what good is a Contract when the Company don't
abide by it Years of Service, crafts mean Nothing and not to mention
safety

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

Yes Hh will sell anything he can get money for. Then down the road if
CSX needs that land again they will pay large for it. The world is
getting smaller and smaller. But Hh will be long gone!!

Name: vote no
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 19 November 2017

please, vote no on the proposed contract.  The railroads are making
record profits.  Now is the time to stand up and fight for a good
contract.  Please brothers and sisters vote no.  Its not a good
contract. we give up too much in the proposed contract.

Name: Brooks
E-mail: brooks3317@gmail.com
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 19 November 2017

Has CSX sold or will CSX sell some of the hundreds if not 1000's of
acres of the old abandoned C&O RAILROAD and right of ways they own in
states like Indiana. There is a 100 foot strip of land that goes all
through Indiana that apparently they bought when C&O went under in 1987
and has literally never been used. It's just an abandoned strip of
nothing that farmers plant crops on and that people can't go near.?

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

Contact Vote: do what you think best.
Yeah, could be better - easily could be worse.
Don't think I want to count on favorable PEB recommendations
should things come to that.  
Remember 1991?   Want to see work rule changes back on the table?    
Many people are extremely upset & worried about health-care costs. 
Don't know about the MofW insurance experts - MofW is the same outfit
that tried for full rail retirement at less than age 60 - that didn't
get very far.

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

What good is to vote on a contract that the company won't abide by
anyway they violet contracts work rules and years of service mean
nothing anymore and what good is health care when you lose your job
over the HH is running the company ????

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 18 November 2017

Beware.... it may be a shit deal, but you will not get a better deal.if
you don't like the health care part go buy some government health
insurance. I looked into it and for us to pay $220 A month is a deal.
Compare what you can get on the open market and compare where we will
have if it passes.just go to Obama care page and you can see for
yourself. We actually don't have bad insurance compare to what other
people pay. Now you can all call me a asshole or I do t know what I'm
talking about... I know it's coming. Just stating my opinion.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 18 November 2017

I retired early took a hit on pention. But before I did I paid off what
I could. Was scared to get fired By Hh for nothing like he did to many
others. Had enough is a smart man and on the right track. Your crazy 
if you go into more det while Hh is in control.

Name: had enough
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 17 November 2017

GET SMART!

The writing is on the wall and every seasoned railroader knows that if
the Union wants the proposal passed it will be. A no vote is a yes
vote. When was the last time anyone was able to force a recount or has
even challenged the unions.  No one sticks together or even wants to
try. There was a post on here from someone who said they quit paying
their dues in april. Let him explain how he has done it and see how
long he has a job after the company finds out and they fire him.  My
family has made a big decision. we will ride this contract out. In the
meantime we are cutting corners on everything. No more wasted money
spent. No big purchases. No more designer clothes for the kids. No more
eating out. Cheap bread and peanut butter for everyone. Every dime we
can stick in the bank we are doing and waiting to see what happens
later on down the road. If you guys are wise you will do the same
thing. This isn't a joke anymore. This clown is going to be here
awhile unless his lungs finally give out. Better get your heads out of
the sand and start thinking about your families future!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 17 November 2017

What's going on in Jax? MGMT seems more on edge than usual.

Name: Y
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 17 November 2017

Richard hurtz, how did you get out of the union?

Name: Richard Hurtz
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 17 November 2017

Got my new contract voting documents in the mail yesterday.  Only
problem is, I haven't been a union member since April.  Saw the
writing on the wall with old Hunter & got out before I was shown out. 
The union dickheads must not realize I haven't been paying dues since
April & sent me a ballot.  How do you boys want me to vote?  Inclined
to vote "no" just to be a dick, but figured I would ask first.  Let
me know.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 17 November 2017

I Hope No Management Gets a Bonus why they deserve it they all plaid
there role in this mess and Blindly follow there orders and one day
they will get there gift from HH and see how it fells

Name: Mr.Ed
E-mail: MrEd@oxygen1.com
Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 17 November 2017

Getting ready to spread a little Christmas cheer down here in Jax.  Were
canceling all contract employees'  bonuses.  Due to the loss of
business which has nothing to do with our current leadership or lack
there of.   We will all be working Thanksgiving, Christmas and New
Years.   All vacation  and personal leave days  will paid in lieu of. 



For all T&E employees we will be taking up donations to purchase the
Old Man a gift.   See your current supervisor for details.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 17 November 2017

What are you hearing in Jax?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 1-10 years
Posted: 17 November 2017

Jax here. The sh%# is hitting the fan here. Major changes soon.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 17 November 2017

What is going on....  People are freaking out here in Jacksonville! Will
keep you posted!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 17 November 2017

Management will receive a bonus this year.  In Q2, HH was talking up a
200% bonus to Ops management however after service issues of Q3, the
150% number is where it is at now.  Q4 #'s will finalize it.

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

Hh is giving no bonuses to nobody,but top five people. You are all to
feel no one worked hard enough to deserve a bonus. Iíve did four years
with this prick I can tell you why would he be any different at CSX.
Than cn or cp. and cn cp he got the shares way up and no one got shit.

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

Xmas,

   It's not Xmas, its Christmas. Don't forget the reason for the
season.  Other than that, good post.  Look for a bunch of managers to
resign after Jan 1.  Gotta work till then to get their Productivity
bonus.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 16 November 2017

Willard Mechanical Force Took Heavy Cuts Monday (Car Department and
Locomotive) the sooner they figure out that HH is going to destroy CSX
if he continues but as long as greed rules the day it will continue
(Years of service crafts contracts Mean Nothing anymore)
I hope these Managers who carry out these policy's get there's
because one day it will be there turn!

Name: Reality Check
E-mail: 
Employed as: M of W, for 10-20 years
Posted: 16 November 2017

Everyone should send a plain Christmas Card to HH that says, "Missing
you this holiday season, I'll be seeing you soon! Love, Lucifer

Name: Xmas 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 16 November 2017

When Hh was ceo at CN and Cp he posted a letter to every one that
medical slips from a Doctor,would not be accepted over the Xmas
holidays.

Name: I AM!!!!
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 16 November 2017

EVERYONE!!!!

It is less than 6 weeks to Christmas. If the rumors are true and HH is
planning on not letting any jobs lay in on Christmas then it truly has
become a place from hell to work for! It is bad enough that they lay
jobs in on Christmas and refuse to allow anyone who has days on the
books to use them to cover that day when they couldn't get them by
bidding but now they want everyone to be on call like mules just like
any other day of the year.  If he does this then you all know that he
is no better than the devil himself. Mark off for church. Mark off for
your religious rights. Mark off sick. Mark off how ever you chose. Send
the message that your families come first on this holiday no matter how
evil he his and you will not let him come in between you and your
family on this holy day.  I have already bought my plane tickets and
will spend this sacred holiday with my family. I don't care how many
points they punish me with. I refuse to let the evil take my time away
from me and my family to Celebrate Christmas. I hope everyone does the
right thing and stands up for their rights as I will. Discipline me.
Give me your points. Threaten me with your nasty availability letter. 
I wont be the one burning in hell in the end!

Name: go shippers
E-mail: 
Employed as: M of W, for 10-20 years
Posted: 16 November 2017

CSX shippers call for new meeting with Federal regulators

http://trn.trains.com/news/news-wire/2017/11/15-csx-shippers-still-problems

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

FYI Hh will play Santa clause for CSX,And executives will be the elfís. 
And all staff will most likely have to work threw xmas holidays.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 16 November 2017

Hearing the closure of IM terminals has begun and Evansville will be no
more after 30 days.  Look for more closures as HH and his lieutenants
double down. 

NS's out of the park Q3 results has put pressure on HH.  Analysts have
begun to figure out that Precision Railroading is really asset and
service reduction.  NS is growing revenue and carloads while also
improving the OR.  CSX merchandise carloads are flat or declining, and
not keeping pace with NS or other class one's.  This has caught the
eye of the analysts and investment community, however many still remain
HH's Kool Aid drinkers.  

Look for HH to double down on cutting assets (people, expenses &
service) as arrogance is blind to the reality.  HH's approach does not
work in short haul markets which have an abundance of modal competition
and source choices by customers.  

Stay safe! 

Sell, Sell, Sell!

Name: Sugar bear
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 16 November 2017

To the guy asking about engineer bonus, I heard they were thinking of
being fair from now on and gonna give engineers half bonus and
conductors half bonus

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

Heard they maybe closing the Willard yard soon. Anyone else hear this

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 16 November 2017

https://seekingalpha.com/amp/article/4108868-csx-rail-tycoon-gone-bad

Name: Hanging in
E-mail: 
Employed as: Engine repair, for 20-30 years
Posted: 16 November 2017

T&E

HH has cut everything so bad we cant even do minor repairs for anything
anymore. The budget is so tight we are running out of supplies for the
crews and are being threatened constantly if we cant get bad motors up
and running with a band aid out to the next location. We are getting
service trucks in late as well.  Its only going to get worse, so please
try to understand that our hands are tied just as bad as yours. We have
3 more guys leaving in the next two weeks. Already put in their
notices. Most are going to Amtrak or looking at short line work. No one
wants to come back to replace the guys leaving either. 
Its the engineers who have control over all of this. Shop engines. Call
the fra and complain. A lot of engineers are taking stuff we know darn
well should be shopped but we cant do it. We are threatened just as
much as everyone else to get the junk rolling on the rails no matter
what. Guys just want to leave instead of blowing the whistle and maybe
getting blackballed by csx.  Don't know what else to tell you.  You
want things to change its going have to be up to the crews.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 16 November 2017

I would not count on anything Fromm Hh as long as he is in charge. If he
want you to pay for your own boots. Think about it,in his eyes you
should feel lucky to have a job. You will not see an extra dollar from
this guy.

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

Does anybody think the engineers will get any bonus this year?

Name: Me
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 15 November 2017

Dumped all my CSX stock at $53.28, glad I did.  I think Wall Street and
the investors are figuring out what is really going on.  All ya gotta
do is look at the weekly carloads last year compared to when Harrison
took over. NS is very happy. Unfortunately the Board Of Directors are
in too deep with Harrison to get rid of him.

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

If all employees sold their stock it would only amount to 2% of the
total shares...quit thinking it would be some huge impact.

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

I can remember when the brass was in town,they made the rounds to shake
your hand and tell you how you where appreciated and to keep up the
good work. You where proud to go to work. Under Hh your a waist of
skin. The only thing he knows is to be a bully to all under his watch.
You will never see him mingle with employees. He is scared one might go
off. It is a crime how one man can destroy a company, but gets awards.

Name: F*!k you pines
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 15 November 2017

Hey dumbass. Look before crossing tracks. That's your responsibility.
Do you fly through intersections without looking? Do you sit on the
toilet before you look to see if the lid is up? It's 9 billion percent
your fucking fault if you get hit by a train. Gates are a courtesy for
stupid people and assholes. Do you think we speed up for cars? Do you
think we sneak around corners? Stop crying about this dumb shit. It
makes you look even dumber than what we already know you are. If you
are walking on the tracks and get hit, that's even dumber. Who can't
see or feel a train coming???

Name: Disgruntled 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 15 November 2017

Selling my stocks when I get back home. There is no preventive
maintenance on engines,cars, track, or anything else out here. Forged
airslips, incorrect paperwork, improperly built trains. Something very
bad is going to happen soon and stocks will be completely worthless.
The employees see this and everyone I talk to have either sold or are
selling their shares. Let the hedge fund have this worthless stock.

Name: Little league thief
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 15 November 2017

Why do you think little league thief and Hh get along so well?They both
came from same mould!!! There is honour amongst thieves!!

Name: Osborn
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 15 November 2017

Chuck deaton is a slime ball, what kind of real man steals money from a
little league team? What a worthless turd! You are a disgrace to
humanity. If you would steal from kids I'm sure you would steal from
csx or worse your own co workers. You don't deserve to even have your
job you disgusting puke!

Name: Railroad guy
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 15 November 2017

SELL SELL SELL!!!!!!!

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

I'm selling mine right now. I'm not going to let this thief Hunter
destroy my retirement nest egg!

Name: Train and Engine  Employee
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 15 November 2017

ATTENTION ALL INVESTORS!
 
Us employees are watching this place unravel at an alarming rate. Many
of us had hoped that Hunter Harrison was going to reveal some real
changes that would really turn this company around. But NO, it isn't
happening! 

He's a HOAX, a CON MAN. a BULLSHIT artist of epic proportions! 

Those of us who have worked here for many decades have seen many
management styles. Some better than others. This guy has nothing! He is
making changes around here that are just devastating our customers,
Slowing down the operation. Chasing away customers. Then he lies about
it to Wall St. and comes up with fake stats. that show things
improving, when they are most definitely NOT!

 This part of the railroad where I work has managed to stay fluid up
until recently, mostly because he hasn't made any big changes, up till
now. Now he has modified things drastically and everything is coming
unglued! WE ARE CHASING AWAY ALL OUR BEST CUSTOMERS! He has his goons
threatening the workforce to the point that everyone feels that they
are going to all be fired tomorrow. Now the men are just blindly
following orders given, by men who haven't a clue about the operation,
and who are one making bad decision after another. We aren't even
questioning it anymore! If you question anything you are severely
punished. 

 The board of directors are all in Hunters pocket and will not go
against him. He is scuttling this ship, and it is going down. Most of
us employees are stockholders as well.

AND WE ARE UNLOADING ALL OUR STOCK!

YOU SHOULD TOO!

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

Stocks are just beginning to tumble. There will be a organized mass
stock sell off by several large investors as well as some company
employees if Hunter is not removed soon. The board knows it's coming
but won't do anything. Any small shareholders should sell before it
drops any farther than it is now. Hunter and his ego absolutely
destroyed a successful company and ruined the lives of thousands of
people.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 15 November 2017

Nice looking graph of CSX stock price Hh,what is a ceo to do?What can he
sell how many more cuts. Maybe Hh can try and lose more customers.
Stayed tuned for as the wheels,rust to the tracks!!!!!

Name: Ol noname
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 14 November 2017

Furloughs started in new castle. Eliminated north Baltimore pool and
threw everyone in F1 pool

Name: Dong Bageley
E-mail: Huntersstableboy@csx.com
Employed as: M of W, for 10-20 years
Posted: 14 November 2017

Look at the Louisville Division Roadmaster Chuck Deaton who was caught
stealing from a little league organization. Doesn't the railroad have
rules for this?
http://www.wdrb.com/story/36294056/ex-reserve-police-officer-charged-with-stealing-from-charlestown-little-league

Name: Union
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 14 November 2017

FYI I retired from the railway.I was fired from the railroad and held
out for 3.5 years, the UNION Leaders went to bat for me and got my job
back. The union dues I paid was money well spent .I hope none of you
find yourself in the position I was in. And if you do there is still
hope.Im still great full to this day to the union members that fought
for me.

Name: UP Union Criminals
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for N/A
Posted: 14 November 2017

All the union criminals on the UPBLETWL.org have  finally left the
building. Those crooks were throwing away $Milions in claims just for a
paid (non-existent) weekend safety meeting!

Name: conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 14 November 2017

SAME OLD  CRAP


As usual this inept company has the train line ups a mess! Got trains
on the schedule from the 10th and trains that were already delivered
days ago. Never changes. No wonder this company is the lowest rated
class 1 railroad on the system. Who ever posted advice not to buy UP
stock is an idiot. They fluctuate like any other large business but
they have held their numbers at a hell of a lot better rate and average
over the last five years than CSX.  On top of that how can anyone risk
putting their future in a company that has shown for the past 10 years
they cant even keep their computer programs up and running correctly or
their information in their systems up to date and correct. Ask any old
head that was here when it was conrail what happened after CSX took
over. Its been a shamble and a joke since day one. The supervisors
don't even know half the time what they are supposed to do from day to
day. They have been voicing their hatred for the company for years but
stay like the rest of us because we have bills to pay and are stupid
enough to believe there might be a light at the end of the tunnel some
day.  We are all just kidding ourselves. CSX has a proven tract record
of incompetence and there is no way they are ever going to change. Now,
its boiling down to blaming everything that happens on the crews. Its
only going to get worse now that all the supervisors are running scared
for their jobs. Shit is rolling down hill fast. All crews better start
documenting every thing they do from the minute they hit the property
to the minute they mark off. Talk to a supervisor for a job briefing
the minute you hit your terminal. Make sure you job brief with a
yardmaster if you cant find a TM.
Now they are starting to come up with rules that don't exist and are
not in writing to cover their own asses when they cant explain why the
trains arent getting out of the yards on time or they aren't getting
built on time. New rumor started by management at Avon is that you have
to job brief with the yardmaster on duty at least 3 times if you are
waiting on your power to be serviced or your train to be built. NO
WHERE IN THE OPERATING RULES BOOK DOES IT SAY THAT IT IS YOUR
RESPONSIBILTY TO BABY SIT THE YARDMASTER OR THE SUPERVISOR TO MAKE SURE
THEY DONT FORGET ABOUT YOU AND THEY ARE DOING THEIR JOBS. It merely
states you have to job brief with them and let them know what you need.
It states its the YM's responsibility to get the crews the proper
paperwork or consult a supervisor. Threats are being made. If you
don't do it you will be charged with delaying your train. They are
getting desperate. The crews have said they have had enough. We are
sick of calling Jacksonville to get work orders because management cant
do their jobs. We are sick of calling the engine house checking on the
status of our power because the YM and TMs don't keep up on what's
going on. we are sick of having to call the dispatchers and remind them
to order us a ride home when we are flipping because they forget so
much. We are sick of trying to justify why it takes 12 hours to get job
done because the heat is on the supervisor and its managements fault
that caused the whole damn problem in the first place! First thing they
want to do is down load the engines to see if they can find something to
pin on the crews. They have even gotten so low now that when an incident
does happen they are down loading the tapes from the beginning of the
trip instead of the time of the occurrence. Used to be they weren't
allowed to head hunt the crew. Guess that has changed now. They will do
back through your entire trip and find anything they can to bust you on.

The shit is here and its just going to get worse, so the crews better
wake up and start covering their asses the entire time they are on
duty. Its all men for themselves now!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 20-30 years
Posted: 14 November 2017

Willard car department mechanic carmen took a big hit was 54 guys now
down to 24 lucky to still holding but with over 20 years who would
think you'd need to worry. Was toldcould be more but right now that
was all. What a mess

Name: UNION
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years
Posted: 14 November 2017

UNION PUSHBACK!!!!!

As of now it has been reported that at least 6 BLET union LC have been
pulled out of service for violation of the new Cell phone policy. It
has been stated that Union reps are not exempt and will not be allowed
to use their phones for texting or for forwarding emails while they are
on duty even if they are in a crew room and waiting for paperwork or
their trains to arrive. What this all boils down to is all LC will have
to do union business on their own time at home or when they are marked
off and at their AFHT. Expect to see more LC marked off for Union
business and rightfully so. The company's stance is that their
communications are not company business.

Name: Greed
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 13 November 2017

Hh will trim CSX right to the bone. When he is short employees and
equipment. He will flip out on managers for,CSX not running like before
the cuts. Then he will start firing more people out of frustration. Then
once he realizes he needs people and equipment he will be forced to call
back people,and put equipment back in service. In his mind every
employee should do the work of two or three people. Thatís where the
panic comes in and managers start performing union work. And now that
CSX stock is bearish,going down this last week it will make him blow a
head gasket. He will start coming unglued and fire more people,just
because he can. Watch your back folks. Hh plan is not working and
everyone can see that. Hh ego is really,getting a reality check!!!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 13 November 2017

For all the hard work and sacrifice we gave CSX they show there loyalty
to there employees and lay them off before the holidays soo HH can have
a Merry Christmas hope all that money gives him comfort where he going
(There no AC where your Going Hunter)

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 13 November 2017

Foote in the building, expect changes and announcements soon.  
MI lines and St Louis line for sale?  
All is not well with the investors
HH to take more aggressive actions

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

I heard csx is shutting down Evansville tomorrow.  Is it true?

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

Hard to believe I have 23 years in tomorrow with  blood, sweat, and
tears  With CSX! What a total shit hole I work in now! I haven't ever
feared not working on the RR! But it has come to that point! Very sad
and sickening

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 13 November 2017

Willard Mechanical Forces took a Hit Today Locomotive and Car Department
where hit with Lay Offs The Greed Machine Marches On

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

"CSX is a hodgepodge of dozens of railroads consolidated over a
three-decade span......."

FWIW:  More likely a 5+ decade span.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 13 November 2017

The Day Hunter Finally Goes to his Just Reward Will be a great Day for
All CSX (PS Hunter There is no ICE Water Where your going)

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

CSX is a good buy...Harrison cleaned house and chose a successor he
groomed from the CP. Stock investing, especially railroads is 
long term. On the other hand, Union Pacific is the stock to sell. 
   
     UP'S debt is over $15 BILLION, that is due large sums starting in
2021, UP is also exposed to massive employment lawsuits, and the ACLU is
looking into its drug hauling activities from Mexico that was swept
under the rug by the Department of Justice.

Name: Corp.
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years
Posted: 13 November 2017

All employees

Employee gateway is down for upgrades and revamping. Some tools are
still available but no one is sure how long it will take to get things
up and running again.  This is becoming a regular event.

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

EVERYBODY

Ex Lc is right!  I saw this stuff happening. That corporate  post is a
warning. I couldn't check the jobs I could hold on vacancies
yesterday. The information was missing. They got everything in a mess.
They are messing with everyone's seniority. They still have pay
tickets messed up too. Keep saying its a computer program error but
that's bull! They say this every time they are in the middle of
pulling something. How could a company as large as CSX have such a
screwed up computer program as they have! They have been using this
line for years. You all better start looking at your stuff and blowing
your LC's phone up.

Name: X owner
E-mail: 
Employed as: M of W, for 10-20 years
Posted: 13 November 2017

2 Top Railroad Stocks to Consider Buying Now -- and 1 to Avoid



Beware of the turnaround sequel
Shares of CSX jumped more than 20% last January, after word leaked that
activist fund Mantle Ridge would attempt to replicate the turnaround
Bill Ackman's Pershing Square Capital Management spearheaded at
Canadian Pacific. CSX's stock eventually hit an all-time high as part
of the excitement. 

Part of the CSX playbook was recruiting 72-year-old Hunter Harrison,
the architect of the CP turnaround, to run the U.S. railroad. Harrison
was named CEO of CSX in March.

CSX freight train in Washington, D.C. Image source: National
Transportation Safety Board, via Flickr.

It's still early in the process, but so far the big winners were the
existing CSX investors who took their gains as soon as the activists
got involved. So far Harrison's playbook of slashing costs and
streamlining operations has at least initially led to service delays
and added rail congestion.

The STB, the industry's regulator, in September held a public session
to hear complaints from shippers about CSX service disruptions.

CSX tends to run shorter routes through more congested, urban areas
compared to its Western and Canadian Peers, making streamlining a more
complicated proposition. The company, thanks to the stock run-up, is
also by some measures the most expensive in the sector. Add in that
Harrison has had health issues and the faith that the turnaround will
be completed and the valuation will be justified must be brought into
question.

CSX, a hodgepodge of dozens of railroads consolidated over a
three-decade span, culminating with the disastrous 1999 takeover of
Conrail, certainly has considerable costs to trim and efficiencies to
be extracted. But previous efforts to do so have ended up as quagmires.
There's no compelling reason to be confident this time will be any
different.

SELL SELL SELL

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 13 November 2017

Stand up and fight like your job depends on it. Because it does. No one
is exempt on the roster. From the very top to the very bottom. The
hourly rate is smoke and mirrors. It is just another way of taking
advantage of you. After all, you really think EHH wants to pay you
more? Itís lies.

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

Re: Sl zbinden

Can you elaborate a little more?

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Name: Sl zbinden
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 12 November 2017

Just heard conrail put a bid in for all of Michigan ..with CSX keeping 
trackage rights to new Boston..bidding has begun on the St Louis line
from the up..it will all be over soon..CSX is like road pizza getting
picked at by the turkey buzzards..until next time take care yours truly
sl zbinden

Name: Hunter
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 12 November 2017

Those damn service problems,train derailments,injuries,stb hearings!
Well it looks as if a merger is the only way to fix this mess I created
congressman,so I'll need your help to cut though the red tape to make
it happen!

Name: Use Media
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 12 November 2017

A lot of things I post on here where down loaded from google. Our unions
in Canada got the message out about Hh and gang..Hh was in the news
papers or on TV constantly,and every time there was a derailment he was
attacked about his cuts and safety. Iím sure there are lots of reporters
across the USA,that would like to here your stories. With all the cuts
and laxed safety rules. It is just a matter of time that CSX has a
major derailment.  His cuts to track maintance,and bad orders running
on trains just to save money will also catch up to CSX. The squeaky
wheel gets the grease!!!!

Name: Corporate
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 1-10 years
Posted: 12 November 2017

T&E

Have you noticed how messed up the computer programs have been in the
last two weeks? Pay information missing, crew assignments messed up,
and for the last three days conductors and engineers are not being
properly placed in their positions on the boards after they mark off.
There have been phones ringing off the wall at crew management and at
the Chessie help desk. Crews are encountering constant problems with
inputting information as to the mile post the tie up their trains or
off duty points. Why do you think this is happening. Think about it.
The programs are being revamped to eventually put everyone on a large
extra board and have them working from point "A" to point "B". All
jobs will work within a given area. Everyone will report their jobs at
a the same location each time they go to work. Mile post and locations
are being changed. The changes are coming and you better be prepared.

Name: EXLC
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 12 November 2017

M&W

Your boys there better hold onto their hats. HH will order that the
qualified conductors no matter how much seniority they have be forced
onto the jobs until they get others qualified. He will put money in the
Union pockets long enough to keep their mouths shut so he can get it
done. He will claim it is an emergency and it must be done in order to
keep US commerce freight moving. They are already pulling this shit on
the Great lakes division and getting away with it. They have forced
several engineers off their chosen jobs that they rightfully got
awarded on their bid cards on to jobs that no one else was qualified to
fill. The youngest set back engineers should have been set up and forced
to qualify on those jobs with the senior men they made fill the jobs but
they wouldn't do it.  When HH makes everything one great big extra
board it wont matter anyway. You will go where ever they want you to go
and you will have no seniority anymore. Its coming. Its already happened
on other divisions. The Unions aren't doing a damn thing to stop it!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: M of W, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 12 November 2017

Ha...ha .....ha....,dumb fuck hunter harrison and his minions turned all
of buffalos frontier yard yard jobs today into RCO'S. all at one time.
The problem is no one is qualified on the RCOs!! The few that are
qualified work the road or niagara falls and don't want those shifty
lead jobs with weekdays off. instead of putting one RCO job at the time
he did them all on the same day. Hunters way" bull in the china shop"
approach . im sure some junior employees will eventually fill the
vacancies.  Let me talk to you hunter one on one...... you want people
to go on those jobs give them better days off stupid!!!  Ya I want to
work days get shit on and have Monday and Tuesday off! Hey
hunter...look at all the OT that is piling up in buffalo again,
trainmasters fucking your budget up!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 11 November 2017

http://calgaryherald.com/business/local-business/hunter-harrisons-replacement-looks-to-repair-bruises-reconnect-with-cp-rail-employees/amp

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 11 November 2017

http://www.cbc.ca/beta/news/canada

Name: GoFUCKyourselfHUNTER
E-mail: IBETULIKE2KNOWFUCKHUNTER.COM
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 11 November 2017

PIGS GET WHAT PIGS DESERVE!!! WE NEED TO FINISH THIS OFF NOW!!!!! LET'S
GET THIS JOB DONE AND ...... ASK FOR FORGIVENESS LATER!!!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 1-10 years
Posted: 11 November 2017

https://www.usef.org/compete/competitions
This is a link of horse events that should be picketed if possible. At
least to let HHís friends know who he really is.

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

Anyone thought of organizing and picketing HHís home and horse ranches?
I am pretty sure you can picket those rich horse events also. Donít
know if it will do any good other than at least get the point across.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for N/A
Posted: 10 November 2017

Ive see the harm this person has done to my family members...It'no big
secret where the person lives, not hard to find this persons location
if you look on the internet.

Name: hogger
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 10 November 2017

WERE IS THE FRA??????


The HH regime doesn't give a rats ass about safety of any crew member.
All he cares about is padding the stock holders pockets with money and
is own damn over seas accounts.  The FRA has an fatigue department and
have done studies for years on the stress the railroad creates on the
crews. It took rear end collisions and derailments of dangerous
hazardous materials and evacuations of towns before they finally got
the good sense to give the crews more hours of rest. At one time they
stepped in and put a stop to CSX making every new engineer fresh out of
school qualify on every inch of rail that was in their division. There
was just too damn much and NO ONE was getting properly qualified.
People took the best notes they could and prayed they were paired up
with someone who knew what they were doing. Then out of the blue the
FRA allowed it to start happening again. Some terminals have as much as
800 miles of rail to learn along with local and road switching jobs and
yard jobs as well. All one big board does is reduce the need for
manpower but puts double the stress on the crews that are left. One big
board is a sentence to hell and HH knows it. One day your on the road
and gone for 2 days, get home work a yard job, next day a local, then
the road east, then the road west and on and on.  Its the worst quality
of life ever. No one can plan a damn thing because they never know where
the hell they are going to be day by day.  I cant understand for the
life of me why in the hell our unions aren't standing up and saying
enough is enough. This isn't a slave plantation out here. We don't
use workers like mule horses and then harass and intimidate the hell
out of them. Its like they want us to crack. THey want us to buckle
under the pressure. No one but a railroad family understand what we
have to deal with. The public is clueless. I don't know about you but
I think its about time we started looking at other options on who is
representing us at the table. Our seniority is getting slowly ripped
out from under us too. What the hell is happening.

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

The Harrison regime wanting to remove weekend off days?  No one should
be surprised.  

Don't think the unions are selling out but it sure seems like they are
being bullied.  

Not uncommon for a terminal to have combined extra lists.  The main
hassle with that is staying abreast of all & any changes & updates to
all the jobs\territories that en extra board employee can be called to
work\operate on -- being & staying truly qualified everywhere. 

Worked in a terminal for many yrs. that had a combined road pool. Was
like that until the Conrail split-up takeover. Could be east one trip,
west the next, north or south the next & also included operating on
foreign RRs & in their yards.  Was a bitch = very, too darn stressful. 


Some can get by with that - many cannot.  Sorry CSX but the combining
of pools is just not nearly as safe as having separate pools with
people that work 'em used to & knowing their assignments & what's all
expected of them.  Why create problems?

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

Cond


Havent heard that but have heard the have already combined the road
pools on some divisions. Lost all their seniority. Only thing it is
good for now is bidding on vacations. Years of the Union making sure
your years of hard work and dedication to wait and earn seniority to
hold a good job have gone down the drain.  The unions are selling us
all out.  As for combining road extra boards  they better start getting
a plan together to assign training crews because I myself am not
qualified to run both direction on our division. Never have been and
never planned on it.  I got enough  years I would never have to  and I
will be god damned if I have to go out and learn a whole new territory
if they force everyone to be one big extra board. Don't need this
crap.  HH will win.  I will resign!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 09 November 2017

If president Trump kills the nafta deal with Canada. It could put the
brakes on shipments from Canada to USA and vice versa.And will affect
railroads of both countries.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 09 November 2017

Just heard HH isn't happy at all that the stocks are not moving "The
way they should ". So not only will there be, more lay offs but, huge
sell offs in the northern region. Away from HQ in Jacksonville Florida.
December and January are the big month before the board meetings and the
 bonuses that are to come out around March.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 09 November 2017

http://business.financialpost.com/transportation/the-other-side-of-hunter-harrisons-cp-legacy-white-collar-workers-driving-trains/amp

Name: cindy
E-mail: train@yahoo.com
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 09 November 2017

the next big change on the northern end of csx will be csx selling off
the its entire lines in michigan down to turpike interlocking in
toledo. csx will retain trackage rights only for auto rack trains. csx
will start using the old northwest ohio intermodal yard on jan 30 as a
auto rack yard replacing walbridge, ohio.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 08 November 2017

Hamlet Yard closing. Lots of layoffs coming.

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

Any Avon carmen here?  Applied for the carman position in Avon the other
day and got an email saying I moved to the next step just wondering
what's goin on over there.

Name: Retired Canada RR
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 07 November 2017

Yes your LC is right put a grievance or claim as you call it. On all
management and contractors doing your unionized employees work. We also
did this,it did not stop managers doing our work!But we did get some
justice when Hh had to pay the claims for,most of the contract
violations. He was ordered to pay up by the arbitrator. He refused to
pay but had no choice.Good luck.

Name: UP Referral Service
E-mail: lrconnections@up.com
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 07 November 2017

The arc of the moral universe is long, and yet, it bends towards
revenge.

We (low ranking inside unassuming employees) assisted a majority of UP
employees in seeking monetary claims to the tune of $100 million and
counting...with system-wide leads from "key" insiders!

Name: LC
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 07 November 2017

UNION MEMBERS

Old retires who worked under HH have constantly posted how managers
were are forced to work the union brothers jobs because of shortages.
Let me assure you, this is not Canada and if HH thinks our unions are
that easily busted he is in for a surprise. Once again as it has been
posted on here before, if you witness any supervisor doing the work of
any union member REPORT IT IMMEDIATELY.  File a claim and report it to
your LC immediately. This is one of the highest violations of our Union
agreements and will not be tolerated. This claim has been paid in the
past several times and the Managers were punished accordingly. This
will not be tolerated!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 06 November 2017

Hh is just getting started at CSX. He will sell everything he
can,nothing is to small he will cancel bonuses for management. There
will be an overtime freeze,he will park trackmobiles anything that uses
fuel and needs maintenance. Keep laying people off,and use management to
make up for,lack of union employees. And good luck if those managers
want to go back to the craft. Hh will not release the management to go
back to the craft. By the time he is done management will be worked 12
to 16 hours a day,and they can forget about days off. And if there is a
shortage of employees at a terminal management will be sent there to
work and live out of hotel. There is so much I left out,what I
witnessed in the four years I had to work with him as ceo. When you
thought things could not get any, crazier it did. There was the new
rule of the week,the 35 years I worked at the railroad I had not seen
anything,like the performance and gong show that this ceo did. It will
not get any better till he retires.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 06 November 2017

When Hh was at cn cp he did the same thing,no bonuses. A manager told me
all the extra hours he put in  was not credited to his company pention.
I guess for management they should be happy,just to be able to serve
lord hunter.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 06 November 2017

Just heard that management, may ng receive their bonus! Witch has alot
people up in arms. Already talk of mass majority coming back into the
craft of just quitting. The way it was explained,  was CSX already has
a plan set for March. Get ready to see a complete change of faces

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

Is doubtful if other RR heads have a whole lot of faith in or respect
Harrison much, if at all.  Been making shareholders happier - at least
somewhat, so far.  Someone will inherit\take over the business, rail
shipment traffic that the csx now doesn't seem to want.  Maybe the
other rail companies are just fine with what's happening at csx. Been
posted on this particular website many times: the big shots plan things
(or are supposed to) for years - the employees & their unions usually
have to play catch-up. Only time will tell.....

Name: just a question from a redneck
E-mail: 
Employed as: CSX Contractor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 06 November 2017

will the rest of the railroads follow harrison's lead or sit back and
laugh as he destroys csx? 

when hunter harrison moves on in a couple years from old age, how long
will it take the employees of csx to recover from the mayhem he caused?
 or will csx ever recover?   

and will the harrison family name be forever associated with other
names such as bernard madoff and enron?

i personally think he's a great guy, and i wish i could buy him a
beer.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 05 November 2017

Everything being done to you employees,is masochism.  Done by a bunch
sadomasochistic,people in power. And praise each other for this. But
they cannot see is that without employees they have nothing and are
nothing. Karma trust me will come around .

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

Crews 

Did any body check their time tickets early this morning and discover
that every single one of them that were already reported had all the
information on them deleted. Everyone one for the last 35 days. Said
system error in upper left hand corner of screen. Legal posted that
info that was already reported and stored wasn't supposed to modified
once it was. How did the system make all the info of all our tickets
disappear??? Funny how this happened after someone posted about info
being hidden or missing from a lot of recrew tickets. Other guys looked
at theirs too and the info was gone. Something smells rotten.

Name: cond.
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 04 November 2017

Ripped.

Give the system a few more days to generate that ticket so that you can
print it. Try as much as you can. Go into work if it isn't too much
trouble and try. Call the chessie help desk. If they cant give you a
solution, HELL YES call the fra hours of service director and tell him
you think you have a ticket out there in limbo and the company may have
not reported your hours to them. If they are hiding it after it is
reported then they will find out. Keep at it. Don't let it go. You
have to report your hours of service. That is federal law and if it
isn't being done properly you need to let someone know. Don't get
beat down like the last guy who posted. They whip and beat and cheat so
much it finally wears people down and they just give up and don't put
in claims or speak up. That's what they want. That's what they are
counting on. That's the difference between being represented by a
union and not an outside contract. If they did this crap to a private
contractor they would have their asses in court for breach of contract.
We have a thousand hoops to jump and red tape. 

1-317-226-0390 is the number to the Indianapolis FRA office if you are
in Great Lakes division. If not they will give you the right number and
should give you the number of the Hours of Service agent in Washington
D.C.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 04 November 2017

Ah, c'mon. If you've been around a little while you should know how it
is:  The co. violates Contractual Agreements constantly. The recourse is
to submit penalty claims.  Employee history is something
at least.  The real reason for penalty claims is to make 'em ante up -
stop the practice of whatever. Hit 'em with extra expense(s). Bear in
mind that if you work at/in a terminal where many claims are put in,
multiply that by each & every terminal on the system - payroll sees a
lot.  Go ahead if you wish, waste your time with the FRA.

Name: ripped off
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 04 November 2017

ANYBODY!!!


What the hell is going on here. Its bad enough we get our valid claim
denied after being forced to do work in violation of our union
agreement which I might add was signed by CSX and agreed upon, but now
all the sudden we are having problems with getting information to prove
these claims. I have noticed that most the time it is when you recrew a
train. Every time you activate your bulletins the TMCI screen is
supposed to reflect that you were the second crew on that train. My LC
has asked me to give him a copy of this as more proof I was on that
train and lately the info has been missing. Sometimes I cant print a
ticket when I recrew a train because the computer says there isn't any
info for the date of the ticket. How the hell can there not be any info
for a ticket you just submitted. I have even waited a few days to see
if maybe it was just not going through yet. Only proof I got that I was
called for that train is in my history. That isn't shit.  That ticket
has FRA hos reporting info. Do I have to call the FRA and ask them to
get that ticket now. That's what legal posted. Maybe they should be
looking into this pattern that's happening with recrewing trains!

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

All Crafts

FRA law 227.221 addresses record keeping requirements and explains in
detail how these records can be stored and your right to obtain your
own personal information. Read it very carefully. A specific question
has been submitted to us several times over the last few months and it
involves the right of the employee to ask for a copy of his/her
employee records. Many want to know how to obtain a copy of a pay/time
ticket that has been removed from view because it is over 35 days old.
You have a right to receive a copy of this record. Contact your human
resource department and be governed by their instructions. If you
encounter any problems you do have a legal right to involve your FRA
inspector who handles the operating rules. For those of you who are
concerned that pay/time tickets are being altered or any information is
not being submitted as intended this law makes it very clear that each
record can not be modified in any way, or replaced, once the record had
been transmitted and stored. If you feel that this law has been violated
then you must contact your FRA representative immediately and be
governed by his/her instructions. Paper copies of electronic records
and amendments to those records ,that may be necessary to document
compliance with this part of law shall be made available for inspection
and copying/photocopying by a representative of the FRA. Remember, it is
very important that you make a copy of all information that you have
submitted whether it be a pay/time ticket, claim or correspondence with
a company representative. If you encounter problems with this then you
should immediately request the help of a company official. If you are
unable to obtain a copy of the information that you were requesting
before you leave your place of employment make sure you document the
time, place and name of the company official that assisted in your
ability to do so. If your attempt was unsuccessful and was due to
technical errors on any electronic devise such as a printer you must
get the address of such devise. This information will help the FRA
inspector that you chose to involve with his request in retrieving your
personal record.

Name: Retired last year
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 03 November 2017

When Hh came to cp he had management do the same thing. Dismantle lunch
room removed am radio coffee pots.that both employees and management
used and pay for. Management drove around with radar gun and video
camera. And they made sure you seen them. These poor bastard managers
where forced to do this and intimidate as much as they could get away
with. Pull employees out of service to the point they where short
staffed. Then management had to hit the pavement and do employees job.
With in the first year the managers where fired for one thing or
another. Then had to take the company to court to get there pention
money out of the company plan. There was such a turn over of management
you could not keep up to who was running what. Fast forward five years. 
Now that Hh is gone things are starting to return back to the way it
was.. employees getting treated a little better,because they cut so
many employees they canít fill all the jobs. And they are having hard
time hiring new people,because they have heard how bad people are where
treated at the he railroad. There are still so many positions not filled
I donít know how they keep it going. Hang in there in time all this
bullshit will slowly stop after Hh is gone.

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

Crews


Karma is right. Its not just one supervisor doing either. They are
using radar guns. If anyone has any training in law enforcement or has
dealt with this after getting a speeding ticket, you can demand to see
when the device was last calibrated and who did it and if it was done
by a trained qualified technician. Yeah its just csx but a judge would
see in your favor. Wonder were they are getting their equipment and who
is keeping it legal. They will down load the engines and use the info
from that to use against you. that will be harder to beat but if the
engineer is doing his job and telling you when your traveling 4 mph
they cant do a thing to you. Don't get off unless the engineer tell
you when he is down to 4mph. 

Another thing you should know. The hours of service notice for
reporting that came out was mainly because the fra wants to know how
long the crews are sitting on engines after they are outlawed. If you
read near the end of the notice you will see that it addresses the
situation when they forget to call someone to get you or basically
within a reasonable time.  When this happens it is considered
co-mingled service and it is the same as being on duty for the
company.
How many times has this happened to you? Its happened to me so many
times its not even laughable anymore. You are to report this as your
time on duty when reporting your time relieved. Because of this there
have been supervisors warning crews that if you don't report to the
dispatcher when you have 3 hours left to work they are going to charge
you. This is a retaliation tactic. PLAIN AND SIMPLE FACT!!! The
dispatchers know and should know where there crews are and how much
time they have to  work. Its is their responsibility to do a job
briefing with the next dispatcher who comes on duty. If they fail to do
so or do a thorough one that is not the crews fault but they are going
to hang it on the crews if you DARE TO REPORT WAITING ON A RIDE!
Make sure you notify the dispatcher. Don't delay.

Name: Wax
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 02 November 2017

They have taken all chairs out of the crew rooms and have left one
picnic table with expanded metal tops on it here. 

If there were more than one computer they took them. 

They are moving the computers up so you have to stand to use them. 

Wrote a guy up for not charging air fast enough. Didnít have it in
notch one. 

Telling crews that work on hump that going inside if you get a red
signal is hurting production. They also do not want you to take lunch.
Told one guy if he asked again heíd be wrote up. 

Got on a crew for eating while on duty. They were waiting on paperwork
at the time.

Rice Yard and trains that leave out.

Name: Karma
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 02 November 2017

You boys and Gals watch your speed when mounting and dismounting moving
equipment. A CSX Manager on the Great Lakes Division is charging people
for mounting/dismounting more than 4 mph. Pure Chickenshit.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 02 November 2017

When Hh was at cp they did same thing at cp by pasted inspection points.
Where the train should of had inspection. After complaints to government
from crews. It finally stopped. You know you have to have proper paper
work. Regarding air tests and inspections. If they give you song and
dance that you donít. Get your union on it,take train under protest.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 02 November 2017

I posted AAR rules on this site regarding brake tests etc. FYI any thing
you are looking for regard railroad rules. You can find anything you
want on google.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 02 November 2017

So many misinformed people on here.  The conversation about rules was
spot on,  no wonder this company is failing.  Seems as though people
are trying very hard to get the media or Fra or anyone's attention but
when you have no idea what your talking about, this site and you lose
all credibility. Imagine what's thought when these allegations and
complaints are made about EHH, and the media does go to the Fra for
comment.  They aren't thinking "we" need to investigate ehh and csx,
they're thinking "we" need to go out and test these csx guys cause
apparently they don't know the operating rules. 

Quit making all of us look like idiots , be professional and have pride
in what you do. You can hate this company all you want, I do most of the
time myself, however, everything out here that happens is a reflection
of "us".

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 02 November 2017

Anyone heard that the great idea of precision railroading is an illegal
scam? The idea revolves around pushing the switching work out on the
main line and then not properly air brake testing trains while every
other class 1 has to . If there are two or more separate blocks of cars
to be set out or picked up the entire train needs to be retested.
Managers are designing this work, handing it out, overseeing it on the
mainline and claiming ignorance of properly arranging the required air
tests.? Itís a joke, a very illegal one at that. All of the other
carriers who are following federal requirements should be pissed that
this guy gets to do this and post lower operating numbers because of
illegal activity. He is also creating an unfair market place for his
competitors while they adhere to federal requirements and he does not.
The management is responsible when they design work that they also
require the proper air test be done. They are not . They are also
banking on the opposite.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 01 November 2017

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

Dear Monitor,

The Chief doesn't update train schedules. The computer does that or
Jax not closing out old profiles. Only trains ordered to be called by
the chief show in ur lineups as ordered. And they don't have
answering
machines to leave a message. Lol.


- 
  
JAX being net ops, NOT crew management.  Callers can go in and
"delete" anything from the line up but if its still a profiled train
the system will regenerate it automatically; no matter how many times
its deleted.  The train must be annulled for it to drop from the line
up I believe.  Crew cannot annul any trains, only call with the
authorizations given on a train. Some- not all callers should be able
to explain this.  Many new callers with minimal training working at
Crew now, so answers may vary depending on your caller

Name: Hh buys land
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 01 November 2017

https://www.bizjournals.com/southflorida/industry-news/residential-real-estate/

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

Other 

I called a crew called after reading the post on here and was told that
it is the chief dispatchers who take care of that information. So if a
train is called it should automatically disappear. I've watched them
disappear from the screen 10 minutes before they were scheduled to be
called then reappear as ordered. Then the crew gets called. If trains
aren't going to get called then they can be removed. They do it before
they call them. Don't know who to believe but who ever is responsible
needs to get it straight or find someone who can.

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

The yards and each division office is responsible for this.
If the yard only has say 30 cars and knows they can combine it with the
next day's trains, they call the chief,dto or go straight to network
ops and notifies them to annull it.

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

Its not the Chief that updates crews lineups! They are updated by the
computer automatically. Only Jax can annul old profiles. Only thing the
chief has in it is when they actually order a train to be called. Then
it will show ordered in the lineup

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

Limbo. 

Take a snap shot of that stuff when you see it. Send it to your LC and
to the FRA fatigue specilaist and hours of service FRA. Let them see
this stuff. Do it every time. They want to hold you accountable for
accurate records and on board times then why should they be allowed to
keep the train line up schedules an obvious mess and leave everyone's
lives in limbo.  One train is already called and out running with the
freight for that 513 then there shouldn't be another one called until
the next day. They sure shouldn't be running the one from yesterday.
If they throw in an extra today and someone gets caught off guard and
is miscalled you got proof showing what a mess they have made of that
trains schedule.

Name: IN LIMBO!!!
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 01 November 2017

Hey G.L. Chief dispatcher


You got a Q51331 on the line up still for 0400 for the 31st. You got a
Q51301 on the line up for 0400 on the 1st. You got a crew called on
duty working right now on a Q51301 called at 0700. So what is the deal?
Did you combine all the freight on one massive train or you going to run
a second one. Is the 01 job moving the freight from the 31st or is it
from todays train. How in the hell are we supposed to know what your
are planning if you got these extra trains still on the line up and got
one out actually running today with the same exact date as one still on
the line up.  What is up with this? Why cant you keep this stuff
updated. If there is a good reason for us then enlighten us? We don't
know what's happening with our pools when you do this stuff.  Now we
all have to sit around waiting to see what you really have planned for
us. You screw the hell out of our time at home not knowing whats really
going on.  Cant you get it together?

Just another day of the same old junk that leaves the crews not knowing
what they can do with their time at home or how far they can go to eat
if they are at the hotel.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 01 November 2017

When CSX spent all that money on projects. It created jobs for the
community with the hopes of growing CSX Ďs future. Now Hh will sell
anything he can for scrap etc. And put the money in the pot. Hh will
pick CSX to the bone before heís done. Two numbers that matter
operating ratio and share value. Employees are casualties of the Hh
plan. Most companies brag about creating jobs. Not this guy,he brags
about cutting jobs. Which affects communities in all aspects. Sad but
this is the new reality.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 31 October 2017

How much money did csx waste building north baltimore..... $175
million,...hunters 300 million dollars to run the railroad (that
includes hunters cp buyout..... $84 million) plus let's say another 25
million (conservertly) to hire all of his ex cn Minions plus buy outs
for ex csx managers and bosses (Michael ward). 500 million dollars.....
a half of trillion??? Congratulations to the csx board of directors,
your greed got you hunter harrison  (after 9 months he shaved off 9
tenths of 1 point off the operating ratio..... buy the way Jim squires
of the NS got there operating ratio lower then csx's already) and your
in the whole only 500 million dollars!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 31 October 2017

All buffalos frontier yard switching jobs (used to be 6 now down to 4)
are going to RCO's. I thought hunter hated RCO jobs? Gonna be fun
handling 30/35 cars at a time off 7 lead, only way you can set up a rco
zone without tying up the north yard up at bailey Avenue coming off the
Pullman. Gotta love the dumb fucks left down in Jacksonville fucking up
buffalo,one of the few yards that didn't meltdown during hunters
implementation of his precision railroading.

Name: Sl zbinden
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 31 October 2017

Good thing the boys in North Baltimore worked through their lunch breaks
for the last 2 months ...1 man a shift now soon to be none .  Words to
the wise.. whenever a manager challenges you to do better ... whenever
they say you better pick it up or they're going to close the place
...find a new terminal to work out of  or better yet find another job..
because the terminal you call home is on life support with the plug soon
to be pulled..til next time take care ... sincerely SL Zbinden

Name: Amused
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years
Posted: 31 October 2017

Cindy

It is pretty obvious that you are not the true blue "Cindy". Too much
slang and sloppy format, but if what you have been posting is true you
can bet your bottom dollar you have the CSX public relations department
and the legal departments attention! Be very careful. It wont take them
too long to figure out who was privy to this information and who too
watch like a hawk! Get your ducks in a row.

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

No way this is really Cindy on here.

Name: Cindy
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 31 October 2017

The cranes are being sold overseas to an Eastern European railroad
concern in Romania/Bulgaria.  We only got 0.20 cents on the dollar, but
with EHHs accounting, that is 2.1 million dollars for the shareholders,
positive cash flow.  His view is not what did it cost to buy(that money
is long gone), but what will it cost to operate, vs. tear out and sell,
to provide the greatest return to the shareholders.

Going to dinner tonight with my old boy toy Mike Smith and stud Bobby
Frulla tonight on my private rail car, if the shareholders only knew
CSX paid $100k to refurbish that sucker at the Wayx coach shop, at
least Jack Vierling told me he expensed the bills on his pro card and
thru divsionís safe returns money, as employee safety promotion
expenses...lol.

Name: To scott
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 30 October 2017

http://blet622.com/uploads/3/4/5/2/34527325/medical_standards_on_the_railroad_1-1-13.pdf

Name: To scott
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 30 October 2017

https://www.fra.dot.gov/Elib/Document/1600

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 30 October 2017

Scott I think you have to give your employer return to work form from
your doctor. And it goes to the company doctor chief medical officer.
And they should have a work Harding return to work plan. Keep it
confidential,because you are in a safety sensitive job,you might have
to jump threw some whoops. But with your union rep. It should be just
routine.

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

Eng.60 
It used to be an usdot rule that you had to have 30% working heart
capacity if you had a heart attack. Had an engineer move to dispatching
because he only had 28% Heart working after his heart attack. Get proof
from your doctor that your heart is fine with the equipment. Go from
there. Only advise I have.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 1-10 years
Posted: 30 October 2017

Cindy what are they doing with the cranes?

Name: 
E-mail: scosnyd7@comcast.net
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 30 October 2017

Hello all,
           Does anyone have any information regarding my rights as an
engineer of 27 years at age(60 yrs.old) who just had a defibrillator
/pacemaker inserted. Will I be able to keep working or am I considered
disabled and a liability ?
                           Thanks in advance,
                                            Scott

Name: Cindy
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 30 October 2017

North Baltimore update...

Detroit traffic rerouted,
Cincinnati corridor traffic rerouted today,
Columbus traffic gone tomorrow. 
Pittsburgh corridor traffic gone this week
Final plans 11-6,
Gates close 11-11.

  Last clean up train for Bedford Park departs 11-13,

Pools/XB abolished

All Contracts for local gate traffic cancelled 11-6, tariff prices
increased 500%+ to drive away little local gate traffic. (Ensures
business excuse of ďno local supportĒ as reason to shut)


December 
week 1-2 Cranes removed,
Week 2-3 railcom reprogramming for each end of yard to auto throw
switches update from switch lists for kicking cars.

Week 3-4 manifest switching rerouted from Columbus/Toledo/Grand
Rapids/Detroit/Willard/New Castle/Lima to NB flatswitch facility.

NB - Detroit pool reestablished
NB - Lima turn local established
NB - Fostoria/Toledo turn local established
NB - Garrett turn local pools established 160 mile local ďpoolĒ to turn
at Garrett every 4-6 hours (patterned after mine runs and local turns)

Willard-Cleve pool abolished
Willard Garrett pool abolished
Willard Toledo/pool abolished

Cleveland - NB pool has Toledo Added as away from home terminal #2

Plus much much more....

January 2018
Yards mentioned have yard jobs eliminated or severely curtailed as
traffic flows away.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for N/A
Posted: 30 October 2017

No surprise.  Just 11?  Might be just the start...... 
Big business came in there - bought up OR about forcibly bought up land
to build that place - politicians were in favor all along account the
promises of jobs, local & state economy boost(s), etc.
Wait & see.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 1-10 years
Posted: 30 October 2017

North Baltimore, Ohio lay off 11 ISW.

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

I had four years of Hh and took early retirement. I could not take
anymore of his shit and the brainwashing of the management. Two things
that matter is operating ratio and share value. Safety ,customers
,employees ,mean nothing now. With all the cuts it is just a matter of
time for a big train derailment. That affects the public,and gets the
government attention.then they can use a tired train crew as
scapegoats.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 29 October 2017

Believe that.  If you thought real, true Courtesy & Professionalism at
CSX was hardly existant before - just wait & keep watching.

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

One thing that Hh and his new hired guns will do for sure is they will
go threw every department and cut staff to the point where it is barely
operational. The staff left in these departments will be run off there
feet ,where they either,quit or go on medical leave. And once this
starts to happen. All departments will have a revolving door of staff
with minimal experience. You have not seen nothing yet forks

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

I would bet money the reason your train line ups are not up to date or
accurate is because of staff cuts!!!!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 29 October 2017

What Hh did at cn cp. He laid off Carmen and diesel mechanics. Then when
the bad orders piled up. He flew in managers IT office staff to try and
do repairs. Maybe one or two managers had a clue how to do repairs the
rest just helped. Which is wrong and unsafe. Using unqualified people
to do this. They where salaried employees so they worked 12 to 16 hour
days. He worked them threw there days off and vacation time. And the
people that did not do this. They where seen as not team players and
where pushed out. He does this to get operating ratio down. But it is
short term,to fool the share holders. In time they had no choice to
call regular staff back to deal with all the bad orders. Just a big
numbers game for Hh to make share holders a one time payday,maybe.

Name: Crew
E-mail: 
Employed as: Crew Dispatcher, for 10-20 years
Posted: 29 October 2017

EXLC


Please don't advice people to call CMC about the train line up fields
they view to see scheduled trains.  This is the responsibility of the
Dispatch center. If there are trains on the line up that don't exist
or have already been called and haven't been removed it is something
they are doing. I know that usually after a train is called it will
disappear from the schedule. For some reason some trains are not being
removed. You need to call your Chief and let them know what you are
seeing. We have no control over this. I cant say for certain but I
think there is something in your union agreements that cover this. If
you are called short or surprised by an extra train or maybe you miss a
call because a train is called out of order or an extra is called with a
different date other than what was listed you are protected because it
states that train line ups must be accurate. Again Im not sure how it
is worded but I have been told you are protected from discipline for
this. I know I have to miscall people all the time because they don't
think they will be getting called after viewing the screen and they get
caught short. I have to explain to them they need to contact their union
representation because I cant help them. My hands are tied. This is an
issue with your dispatch center.

Name: EXLC
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 29 October 2017

WAX

If those jobs are regular assigned jobs that have regular starting and
off duty times then yes they are supposed to give you another ticket.
They can ask you if you want the over time but they cant force you to
work another shift on a regular assigned job without paying you their
shift.  Call you local chairman. 

Right now as we speak the train line up information on the great lakes
division has bogus trains on the schedule. They are also showing trains
that have already been called and worked or are working at this very
moment. As usual they have information screwed up and are leaving
people wondering if they are going to run a second train and just
haven't bothered to change scheduled dates and times. 
This crap needs to be addressed as soon as it happens, You should be
calling  the CMC and asking why they are showing duplicate trains and
trains that have already been run and delivered.
Everyone needs to start jumping on this crap and start making calls.
Call your Local and point out what is going on. Nothing is going to
change if people don't start standing up for themselves and start
making noise.  Call the FRA fatigue specialist and hours of service
inspector and tell them what's going on with these train line up
problems. Its better to raise hell as a group. Flood their phone lines.
 Start raising some hell!

Name: Wax
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 29 October 2017

In Waycross Rice Yard

Jobs are being held for 12 hours on one ticket when there isn't
someone for another job. Use to get another ticket on the next job.

They are also holding an engineer on one job and a conductor on another
and having them work together.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 10-20 years
Posted: 29 October 2017

Heard a rumor that after the first of the year they are cutting carmen
by 30 in Willard Ohio. Anyone else hear this we all know how rumors run
but was wondering if anyone else had

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

I retired last year from cnrail we have same unions.I was fired and held
out for 3.5 years the union went to bat for me. I got my job back,did
not think it would happen. So do not under estimate the power of the
brother sisterhood. You never know when you might find yourself in a
big pile of poop. And the people behind the scenes working for you. The
union saved my life.Hh is temporary and self serving,there is life at
the RR after he leaves.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 27 October 2017

Ya they pull a person out of service to make everyone take notice. So
the rest of employees will fall in line. Getting pulled out of service
is like a paid vacation. Was pulled out of service twice for a month at
a time for nothing. Was reinstated twice with full back pay. And the
Forman that pulled me out every time he seen me would put his head
down. Could not look you in the eyes. In time karma came around and
fixed his wagon.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: M of W, for 20-30 years
Posted: 27 October 2017

Tim Reynolds from Tampa, FL is a baldheaded FUCK! He takes advantage of
his employees. He only does for tim and he don't know a thing about
real railroading! Ask Glen Miller. 
He said railroading is his passion and his mistress. thats because he
has a boring dull life and his wife don't suck his dick. I work on spg
and would never go work for any of those guys. they dont appreciate
anyones work and they will come in and take you out of service without
telling you why or what you did to be taken out of service. I guess it
doesn't matter to them when its not there family that needs food and
clothes.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 27 October 2017

This Hh the rock star of railroading is out of control. When he was at
cn cp,very simple to manage.it was a straight line coast to coast right
across the country. Csx is laid out so different. Does he think that if
fires all the talent at CSX,  and replaces them with ass kissers that
know nothing about CSX. That is going to solve his problems. The board
of directors donít intervene with Hh.and just let him do his own thing
and in the meantime lose customers and good employees. Hh and the board
need mental help.

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

How long before cindy sanborn starts posting on here how she fucking
hates hunter harrison? she should sue hunter harrison and csx for
sexual harassment ........only problem is no one would belive it!!!!

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

At cprail we had over 16000 jobs beforeHh,he cut 6000 jobs. Now they
need people back and they are having big trouble getting people. People
that where cut most moved on,now they have to hire people off the street
and train them costly and timely. They are like a shadow for first year
there till they get some experience. The same thing is happening at CSX
today. Trains are like dead ducks in the water when they donít have
crews to run them. Hh is for the present he does not care about having
enough people to run the trains because he will get management to do
it. Then once he hits his magic number with shares. He will pat 
himself on the back and be gone. And the new ceo will have to sort it
out and take the blame for all CSX problems.

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

Your 100 percent right,I said this about the board on a post. A ceo has
to be a good Stewart for the future of the company and shareholders. I
feel he is going to raid CSX of anything he can to jack up shares then
bail out. Time will tell what Hh is really up to!!!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 26 October 2017

the investment community response to the changes

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-csx-moves/csx-executive-shakeup-rattles-employees-investors-shares-drop-idUSKBN1CV3GH

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 26 October 2017

NS outperformed CSX in Q3.  NS grew revenue six percent and carloads
four percent while CSX carloads were flat and revenue was up only one
percent.  The operating ratio was 210 points better than us.  

The NS results demonstrate real improvements in carloads, revenue and
the operating ratio can be made without Precision Railroading aka
(across the board asset and service reductions).  In addition, the NS
was not hauled in front of the STB.  Non-Mantel Ridge board members and
institutional investors should do their due diligence and push for
answers and accountability with HH and his right hand men, Mark
Wallace, Jamie Boychuk and the other CN rockstars in the field.  Oh,
let's not forget the new and probably future CEO, Mr. Foote. 

HH asks for accountability and buy-in, yet the man rarely appears in
the GOB.  How can you lead if your not there? How many of us are
allowed to work from home? 

The complacency of the board is irresponsible and borders on violation
of their responsibility to the shareholders.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 26 October 2017

HH potential line sales?

1) ESTL - CINTI  
2) CHGO-GDRAP-APERE-DET, 
3) Massena line

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

A lot of people get emotional and vent there frustrations,the way they
seem is right at the time. Just before I retired last year. A top
manager told us how Hh and gang referred to us Canada rr that work cold
winters we were referred to as snowó

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

Well,
Many people are upset & probably have a right to be but,
would you speak that way to your mother, wife, daughter, a Pastor or a
Judge, etc.?  Talking/writing that way solves nothing & just makes a
person who does so seem to be a real loser.

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

I read the post that you think is rude. People are angry the way they
are treated by this management team.a lot of people have been fired for
nothing. And they worry about there survival for there family. These
greedy bastards donít see the hardship they put on people and donít
care about people,that made it possible for them to get those outrages 
salaries and bonues.

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

Me:
That one particular post is just crude, disrespectful, rude, vulgar.
Pathetic. Sick.
Monitor: Why are posts like that not just deleted/removed?

Name: Monitor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 25 October 2017

Me 

You couldn't be more WRONG. CSX TAKES the post on here very seriously
if they contain information that makes them look incompetent or
negligent in any of their actions. We are not sure how the new CEO
feels about bad publicity but it has always been the number one concern
of upper management in the past. This site is viewed everyday by the
FRA, investors, competitors and of course the public. I can tell you
for a fact that this site has been instrumental in many changes in
rules and regulations as well as positions of managers over the years.
Im sure you found some humor in your post but ask yourself if it is
something you would show your mother. We are all entitled to our own
opinions and are free to post as we wish but does that kind of post
really help anyone in craft?

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

Are Bobby Frulla and Fat Slob Jack Vierling next on the chopping block,
one can only hope

Name: Me
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 25 October 2017

I bet Cindy got fired because she Fucked the old man up the ass with her
14" strap-on and made him bleed. Jermaine and BBQ Boychuck were
watching in the coat closet whacking each other off.

Name: Mr.Ed
E-mail: Mr.Ed@oxygen1.com
Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 25 October 2017

Bye Bye Sandy

I told her not to override my decisions to the old man.

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

As I Think the other links said, Cindy, Frederik Eliason, and Ellen
Fitzsimmons (top lawyer) will retire / leave 15 November to "pursue
other interests". Anybody out here hiring?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 25 October 2017

http://jacksonville.com/business/2017-10-25/top-management-changes-csx

Name: First mate Joe
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 1-10 years
Posted: 25 October 2017

Abandon ship!

http://www.conferencecalltranscripts.org/8/summary2/?id=4251085

Name: Hey curious
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 24 October 2017

"Why is the FRA not listed. Are they not considered supervisors of the
railroad? "

FRA are regulators, aka government agents, they are not supervisors,
nor employees of CSX.  CSX operating rules do not apply to FRA or
federal agents (such as TSA).  They have their own rules,regulations
and policy's regarding activities, behavior and conduct.

Name: Gone and happy
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 24 October 2017

I left CSX 3 months after HH took over and couldn't be happier, after
16 years of service it was time to go and I couldn't be happier. I
found a manufacturing job starting at 22.50/hr with great benefits,
good union, regular schedule, weekends off, 30 minute lunch break with
2 15 minute breaks, working inside out of the rain and cold and heat.
For anyone thinking of leaving make sure you check your 401k at 
https://participant.empower-retirement.com/participant/#/login 
with just over 16 years in I had a substantial amount of money that I
was able to pay off all my debt with including my house! They do tax it
quite a bit but hey I was paying interest on my house, credit cards and
vehicles that I will no longer pay so it's an even trade. You can't
cash out your 401k unless you quit believe me I tried but they only
offered a loan. Before anyone says I'm stupid for using my retirement
just know that now I am 100% debt free with everything I own paid off I
was paying 1200/mo for house, 220/mo for credit cards, 450/month on my
truck and 480/mo on wife's car. That totals $2,350.00/mo freed up that
I can afford to put in at my new job that by the way matches 100% of the
first 10% that I put in and 50% of the next 10% that I put in. So
basically I put in 20% of my check and they put in 15% so 35% of my
check goes in 401k. I am putting $1260.00 a month in my 401k now so in
10 years I will be right back up to $150,000 not including market
performance.
Check your 401k people you will be surprised!

Name: Retired cp carman
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 24 October 2017

Watched the gong show at cp when Hh cut so many jobs trains where parked
in sidings. They had no crews to save time once they hit our terminal
they ran the trains right threw. They where to come in the yard and get
a air test and inspect. They had managers watch the train by , fill out
test sheet and away it went. Totally illegal we wrote transport Canada
but nothing ever happened. The people under Hh knows that once he is
gone they have lots of fixing to do. Mainly the moral of the employees
that have been abused by Hh. Some top managers went on stress
leave,lots of employees followed to this day. Try and stick it out
people he will not be there forever and hopefully new management team
will not of drank all the Hh Kool aid  Remember the the employees can
make a manager shine or sink.

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

After Hh came threw cp he fired so many good people,and a lot of
managers quit of all levels. Now creel the ceo Hh side kick still uses
a lot of Hh tactics. And with social media the word is out how shitty
cp treats people. There are over 340 jobs posted on google at cp that
they canít fill. Management jobs paying over 100 grand that they canít
fill. But Hh cut all these jobs to prop. Up the shares. Cp is paying
the price now ,they made big mistake letting these people go. They
found other jobs and are happier.

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

Not that anyone would care,on the railroad in Canada,35 years of service
is a full paid pension.but you have to have 85 points age and years of
service combined has to be 85. So if you are 53 and have 85 points,you
stop paying into the plan and the day you are 55 you retire with full
pention. Fyi

Name: 
E-mail: Retired carman
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 24 October 2017

retired in Canada age and years of service has to be 85. If you have
that you can retire at 55

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years
Posted: 24 October 2017

Wonder how a retired carman could retire at age 57?
Had some other type of retirement plan?  Disability? 
[..."laid off lots"...]
Didn't have to be at least age 60 & have at least 360 total months
of RR service to receive full (no reductions) RR Retirement?

Name: Got proof
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 20-30 years
Posted: 24 October 2017

CSX 

No cameras allowed by crews. pictures are worth a thousand words.
Chicken shitz!

Name: Curious
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 24 October 2017

Transportation employees
What is your take on this?

CSX system bulletin 004 issued effective October 16, 2017

1001.1- Transportation employees must not use personal cameras or the
camera feature of a personal electronic or electrical device when on
duty. Cameras or the camera feature of a personal device may only be
used by authorized personnel when the use is necessary to document a
condition or for analysis. Authorized personnel are:

A: supervisor, or
B: mechanical department employee, or
C: Contractors assigned to perform work for CSX

Why is the FRA not listed. Are they not considered supervisors of the
railroad?  If we were to call and FRA inspector and report a serious
safety violation that we are presently witnessing and they asked us to
take a picture of it would that not be a supervisor instructing us to
do so?


Other class I railroads do not have such and extreme policy preventing
employees from documenting safety concerns. 

One example of another class I railroads rules:
A camera may be used to take a photograph of a safety hazard or a
violation of a rail safety LAW, REGULATION, ORDER, OR STANDARD,
provided that:
The device is a personal stand alone camera. A camera that is part of a
cell phone or other similar multifunctional electronic device is not
included in this exception unless it is a railroad supplied device and
is used for an authorized business purpose; and
The camera is turned off immediately after the photograph is taken: and
the camera is not used by an employee at the controls of moving
equipment.

Why does csx not have the same rules as other class I railroads. What
are they so afraid of? Why would they not want to know and have
documentation of serious safety concerns or the violation of laws and
regulations. Other class I railroads don't seem to be as afraid of the
use of cameras. CSX seems to be. Is it because they know their safety
committees are not effective and the Unions will either take for ever
to take action or not take action at all? Do the pictures put them in
the hot seat and force them to take action? Does the bulletin not spell
it out in black and white that they are afraid of the consequences?
Mangers have control of the photographs. For their "eyes" only.
Wonder how the FRA and USDOT feels about this restriction!

Name: Retired carman
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 24 October 2017

I was laid off lots at the rr. I never took my pention money out I left
it in. The longest I was laid off was two years. A lot of people quit
that where a head of me. Which meant I got called back sooner. I never
expected to retire from rr,but my advice is donít burn any bridges
behind you. Take the layoff get another job and if you get recalled
decide then what is best for you. I started the rr at 18 retired at 57.
I donít know where the time went. But it feels good now sitting back and
collecting my pention each month. Good luck

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

There are plenty of people leaving, and there are people who have had
their jobs cut that have no intention of coming back. We sacrifice
quality of life for a good income and security of our jobs and
benefits. Alot of that is either gone or alot less promising than it
was before this old bastard got here. My seniority was getting good and
meant alot just last year, now I'm on the bottom and worse than i was
my first year! I got a great job myself. It's a pay cut to start, but
within a year, I'll be equal to or greater than where I am except
I'll sleep at home every day, I'll know when I work and know when
I'm off. I'll be able to control when I sleep, what I eat, whether or
not I can exercise, I'll be able to keep my grass mowed, I won't have
to carry 70 lbs of bags everywhere.... And you know, a year ago, I
would've said I plan on retiring on the railroad with no intention of
ever doing anything else. I would've taken my lumps, taken another
furlough if necessary, you know, but with all the extra bullshit and
changes, all the extra stress, the insecurity that is moving in, I
don't have the slightest bit of hesitation to leave. I'm ready. Next
week brothers. I love(d) the job and the people I worked with, but
it's just another chapter that I'm glad to turn the page of.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 23 October 2017

Heard they finally shit canned chad ingram? He stole cash from CSX by
taking money from a rail car repair company

Name: Wrong
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 23 October 2017

Cho cho


You're correct that most of us won't be leaving but It has very
little to do with lack of skill and education.

My subdivision the men on the trains have more education and training
than our supervisors.  There are many vets, college grads and
tradesman. 


I'm all three.

Name: Retired
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 23 October 2017

I was third generation railroader. For a lot of us railroading gets in
your blood and it is like no other job. Some of the conditions we have
worked in,and got the job done. I put up with Hh for 4 years. Positive
thing he will not be there forever. I miss the people I worked with on
the railroad, rr are a good bunch.

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

No matter how bad it gets, and it will get worse, most of us are stuck
at CSX because we are too dumb to go find anything that pays 17+ an
hour. There are plenty of jobs that work Mon-Fri set schedule no on
call that pay decent, actually match 401k, have profit sharing, good
unions, etc but the majority of us have no other skill set to move on
to something else. So no matter how bad it gets CSX will not have to
hire anyone for a long time because there is very little chance of
anyone quitting.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 23 October 2017

Most companies grow there stock value from growth and performance.
Retaining and aquiring new customers. Csx seems to have done just the
opposite,losing over forty percent of your customers, is nothing but
neglect on ceo part. There will be a one time payout before Hh is done
with CSX. As it stands now employees customers have suffered since Hh
has been ceo. I canít see now how his plan is going to be profitable
for CSX. Just a big sale of assets of the company,which anyone could
do!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 23 October 2017

I think it is a sell off off what ever he Hh can get money for. To drive
the shares up then he will give the signal for family and friends to
sell there stock. Then after that he will just be a token till his
contract is up or they can him. Either way it is a win win for him. He
is not acting like a ceo that is looking out for the well being of the
future of CSX. The board of directors will cash out and move on. And
some other railway will get a good deal on CSX. Sad but greed is
agenda.

Name: Sl zbinden
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 23 October 2017

Man this hh fellow really dislikes yard jobs..has pretty much gutted
them system wide ..lunch breaks ...you should probably forget about
those..eat your pastrami on rye walking the lead..2 man crew switching
out an industry you can scrap that idea..just not worth the man hours..
..coal is dead ..containers ..no money in it..autos no money in it ..
merchandise trains are the answer..hh is right this will be an
efficient rr problem is there might only be half a dozen customers left
..sl zbinden

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

He received railroader of the year. He Hh should of quit while he was in
the lime light. I think every one knows by now he has hurt CSX, in many
ways. And his plan looks like a failure. Not the legacy he wanted to
leave. Hh is a failure with CSX.

Name: no dumbass
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 22 October 2017

I hope Hunter Harrison fucking suffocates in his god damn sleep the
skinny little fuck

Name: Retired now
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 21 October 2017

And......back when each terminal had crew callers, before late 1987 &
they started consolidating that dept. -- it was ONE hour call.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 21 October 2017

One thing you forgot to mention is a lot of railroader, have a high
divorce rate. Child support spouse payments etc. It takes a good woman
to stay with a railroader.

Name: history
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for 20-30 years
Posted: 21 October 2017

Foamers. railbuffs, Public!

Conductor 30+ post brought back some memories from hell. If you didn't
quite understand his post let me help educate you.
when a crew was done working and marked off on their time ticket if
they worked less than 12 hours(11:59) they were subject to be called in
8 hours to return to work. This included the 2 hour call to order them
back to work. So in other words your phone would ring 6 hours after you
got home so they could tell you to come back in 8.
Now lets do some math here. Say you live in the parking lot in a
trailer. You mark off and walk to your trailer. Take 15 minutes to
shower and clean up. 15 minutes to prepare a meal and eat and 15
minutes to do what ever chores or other things needed(read mail,
contact family, etc..) and then give yourself 15 minutes to fall
asleep. You have now lost 1 hour of your 6 hours of rest you are going
to get before they call you to report in 8 hours. That's 5 hours left
to sleep. Think about all the people who lived 30 minutes to an hour
away. Those poor people were totally screwed if they were first or
second out for jobs being called back to back. If you worked over 11:59
you were allowed 10 hours rest. That meant you were called in 8 hours to
report back in 2 (10).  LUCKY SOULS! You were better off making sure you
worked for 12 hours or more. And you did not get any extra time added
back to the 10 hours rest like you do now.
How in the hell did the feds ever allow that to happen to railroaders.
No way in hell that happened to pilots or air traffic controllers.
Thank god after years of derailments and train crashes because
railroaders were just plain worn out that the feds had to do something
about it.  Now we get 10 hours of undisturbed rest. That means NO PHONE
CALLS until 10 hours are up. No calling us in 8 to tell us to come back
in 10. If we outlaw (12 hrs. on duty) we get time added to our 10 hours
rest for every minute we are out there until me mark off.  Say we are
stuck on a train waiting for a ride and it takes us 14 hours to get off
of it and get back to the yard. That will give us an additional 2 hours
to add to our 10.  Get the idea!  Best thing that ever happened to
railroaders. 

So now you ask why the problem with the train line up schedules if we
finally get a few extra hours undisturbed rest? Say you come home and
you have only worked 11:59. You are going to get 10 hours rest.
Well,not really. Depends on how far away you live and how long it takes
you to do your chores, etc, as described above. Most people average 6-8
hours left over to sleep if they know they are going to go right back
out when their 10 hours are up. Before you go to bed you look at the
train line up schedule and you see 3 trains to run. You are 3rd out on
the pool so you assume you will get the 3rd train. That train in not
scheduled to leave until 15:00(3:pm) the next day!  YEAH!!! Now you
think you can stay up a little later and do laundry, shop, yard work or
if you have a family make the wife happy and do something with the kids.
The first train gets called, the second and now all the sudden the 3rd
train is getting called at 7 a:m!  WHAT THE HELL! How could the train
be called 8 hours earlier than scheduled. Better yet they throw a
different train on there that wasn't even on the schedule.  If you
think this doesn't happen then think again!  This has been going on
for years. On lets not forget the extra board men who don't work
pools. They are on call 24-7 until they get to their off day. This
happens to them all the time. Because of this if a person is 1st out to
be called you CAN NOT BE TO FAR AWAY FROM YOUR HOME. You are prisoner to
the phone and your house if you are first out on an extra board. They
pull unscheduled extra trains out of their hats all the time! I myself
have been in the middle or mowing the lawn, grocery shopping, getting
my hair cut, etc. and have been called short and surprised and have to
quit what Im doing and rush back home and finish later.  Yeah, we all
know railroading is a sucky business, but it is not so far behind in
technology that management cant figure out where their trains are and
when they will be arriving that they cant do a better job than what
they are doing. There is absolutely no excuse for any train to be
called 4-8 hours earlier than scheduled. No excuse for a train to show
up out of the middle of know where with no warning for the crew!
Railroaders base their whole lives on what they see on those schedules.
THE COMPANY KNOWS THIS! They don't care. Its the same junk every week,
every month, every year and no one seems the least bit interested in
hearing what we have to say! A lot of people in the public who don't
understand our issues think railroaders do nothing but complain and
bi...h 24 hours a day. Yes, there are those who do and will complain
about anything, but maybe it is because they have been conditioned to
react this way. Valid pay claims not paid, trains screwed up, hours
waiting for trains to show up while you sit in the crew room when you
could have slept a few more hours. Management breathing down your neck
to get out of the yard when they have done everything wrong so you
cant, improper paperwork, no locomotives ready and on and on and on! 
Now we aren't allowed to take turns taking a nap on the engines while
we wait for hours sometimes to move our train or get relieved. No more
using our phones on the locomotive while we sit for hours waiting.
Camera's on the engines watching our every move. Do railroaders
complain and bi...h?  You bet your bottom dollar. And for damn good
reasons. The company created the monsters not the crews!
So now you have a little more knowledge of our "making" over the
years. Some of the battles we have had to deal with and some we are
dealing with now. The next time you read a post from someone
complaining about the train line up schedules you will understand!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 21 October 2017

By the time Hh is done with CSX he will have things so messed up. That
the new ceo will need employees cooperation. To get CSX back on the
right track. Hh is sick in the head and only cares about his ego now.
He has been paid out and has nothing to lose no matter what he does.
The sad part the board of directors sit back and watch this
performance. They are just a bunch of scared puppits in suits. That
should of shut Hh down long before he lost all those customers.

Name: training
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years
Posted: 21 October 2017

Help

Everyone is quite aware that the training qualification records for
that particular program is not correct for most T&E employees.  It has
not been since the very beginning. There were hundreds of crew members
who did not follow the instructions and never corrected anything or
submitted the corrections to a supervisor to fax to the CMC center.
That system notice came out and was effective Sept. 23, 2015. You can
view your entries and make a note of each one that is incorrect and
again submit them to your supervisor. The information for most crew
members in not correct and the CMC is well aware of this. To be quite
frank, I don't think you will be able to get yours corrected even if
you do submit it to the CMC. The program is not handled correctly. If
you want to protect yourself from being charged for refusing to take a
job that you know you are not qualified for or was never trained on to
begin with, I suggest you make a copy of the entries that are now
entered into your qualification status and correct them by hand. Submit
them to a supervisor and fax a copy to the CMC. Faxing it without a
supervisors signature will not do any good because they require a
supervisors approval for the changes, but it will show you made an
attempt to notify the CMC. If you are charged for refusal to work and
were not provided any chance of qualifying with a pilot you have a
better chance of winning your case if it goes to investigation. Again,
the CMC is well aware that a lot of the information that is documented
is incorrect.

Name: HELP!!
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 20 October 2017

ANYBODY!!!!

A couple of years ago the company came out with a bulletin that said we
had to complete an employee qualification screen that listed all the
jobs on the territory where we worked. There were a lot of jobs on
there that weren't in our territory or even on our division.  I did
the screen and gave a list to the supervisor on duty like the bulletin
said to.  I just looked at it and there are a ton of jobs on there that
show Im qualified on them and my expiration on them don't run out until
2019.  This is total bull because a lot of them I was never qualified
on. Not one single time. Some are on other divisions and some I
haven't even heard of the towns or yards they are in. Is this why they
keep calling us all hours of the night for jobs we aren't qualified on?
I thought the whole point of this screen we were supposed to complete
was to let CMC know where we are qualified so they could call the right
people.  This has to be one big joke.  I tried going in and deleting
stuff or remove dates but you cant do anything to the screen.  whats up
with this.  This stuff should be accurate.  It even has some jobs saying
my qualifications are good on jobs as an engineer.   What the hell!

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

Well, Conductor 1-10:

We've bitched & complained about inaccurate train line-ups for years.
The Unions do try.  You should've been out there when it was only 8
hrs. max. off between tours of duty [if you weren't 12+ hrs. on duty
the previous day] & that time included the notification for work. 

The RRs have to be concerned regarding hrs. of service & whether  
you are rested [per the(newer)law-regulations] for a call to work.
  
They are not concerned with your personal quality of life - never were
& never will be. 
You are considered a lowly profit costing employee that should be
grateful just to have a job.

Name: Brake test
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 20 October 2017

https://www.google.ca/search?client=safari&channel=iphone_bm&source=hp&ei=CDzqWaOfKMrSjwTBgZDYCw&sjs=3&q=aar+rules+on+number+one+brake+tests&oq=aar+rules+on+number+one+brake+tests&gs_l=mobile-gws-hp.12...2569.20424.0.21630.36.36.0.4.4.0.319.4731.4j29j0j2.36.0....0...1.1.64.mobile-gws-hp..0.29.3702.0..0j46j0i131k1j0i46k1j0i22i30k1j33i22i29i30k1j33i160k1j33i21k1.109.Aw0_FFLk3xs

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 20 October 2017

Just wondering you talk about these trains sitting,well after a train
has a complete air test.And is ready to go. That brake test is only
good for twenty four hours if the train is sitting there not on air.
After twenty four hours of sitting without air it has to be retested.
How does CSX get away with this. Do they just lie on test times on the
forms. I canít see how they can,with all the information entered in
computer. This is a safety issue that should be addressed.

Name: screwed as usual
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 20 October 2017

FRA HOS/Fatigue specialist

You people need to step in an do something about this damn train line
ups that CSX just cant seem to get straight!  HH thinks he so damn
smart, why don't you sit down with the geneous and see if he can
figure out how to teach the idiots in Jacksonville how to get train
line up information right on the crew screens. Every stinking day this
monkey outfit calls a train that's not listed on the lineup. Most of
the time its on the extra pools.  And if it isn't the trains are
called at a different times than listed. We all know he doesn't give a
rats butt about how we feel or how our lives are constantly disrupted by
their inept scheduling but our families do. The FRA has a fatigue
specialist that is supposed to be looking out for the best interest of
the public as well as the railroaders.  How can these idiot constantly
call us on short notice and expect us to be able to have any quality of
life or rest properly if they pull trains out of their butts we know
nothing about. This has been going on for so long its not even
laughable anymore. I know for a fact that crews have filed complaints
on these train line up problems.  There have been forms floating around
the yard offices for over 2 years now and not a damn thing has changed. 
Avon yard is one of the worse! They know these trains are out there.
There is no excuse for them not to be on the train lineup on the crew
screen. They probably wont be called on the time they are scheduled but
at least we know its out there somewhere and be ready for a call instead
of blindsided all the time. What the hell do we have to do to get a
handle on this. I know I'm not the only one sick of it.  Its like
beating a dead horse complaining to the Unions.  They aren't doing
dick about this.  There has got to be something the FRA can do about
this.  How much money do we have to collect from all the crews to get
into your pockets?  How big of a bride do we have to come up with! 
I'm sure the press would have a field day with this one if it got out
we were collecting money to bride you into doing something about this! 
Do your job and play ball with us!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 20 October 2017

I watched HH with the STB. Priceless. The statement about people
"don't know what their doing" He does not give two shits what the
STB thinks. And Sanborn seemed scared shit less of him. He spent most
of his time talking about what a smart guy he is. Sad!

Name: No service
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 20 October 2017

Ape 

It doesn't matter. The STB isn't going to do anything more than the
FRA does. NOTHING! There are customers who are lucky to get service
twice a week. Several are still a week behind. The power is so short
trains are backed up. Closing engine shops and sending locomotives
hundreds of miles down the road to be fixed screwed the hell out of the
yards. Minor repairs could have been done on site now crews have to wait
days for power to come back. Stupid idiotic move. The bottom line is the
customers don't really care. If they did they would be marching on
Washington. Their not because their hands are tied. Trying to change
their business to truck shipments will cost them a serious loss until
they can get contracts settled. Ask yourself why the STB isn't
hammering harder.  Answer..... $$$$$$$. Really curious if csx is giving
these customers a discount on service charges to keep them quiet and off
HH's back. Should be showing up in the books. Write it off as an loss
in profits due to operating cost.

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

I watched Hh in front of stb board,he heís been in front of them twice
he is literally rotting in front of there eyes. He is pumped up on
morphine they is why he is able to be there. Seen this type before he
is not long for this world. At  meeting he is just going threw the
motions and they know it. By entertaining listening to dead man
talking.

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

I wonder what cindy sanborn will do when she's passed over again to run
the railroad.i can see hunter putting this ken hunt in as ceo over
her.she PROBALY go postal especially after kissing hunters ass from day
one. I would pay money to see the bitches face when she found out she
was passed over. It be priceless, but I think she be better running csx
then a hunter crony.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 18 October 2017

Are there any terminals,where Hh has the car inspectors chalking the
coupler striker casting or carriers yet?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 18 October 2017

FRA rules cannot be made more lenient by the company,but they can make
the rules more strict. So FRA is what you go by,if some manager tells
you different you could be fined .Hope this helps.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 18 October 2017

https://smart-union.org/news/fra-to-make-cell-phone-ban-permanent-7/

Name: LEGAL
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 18 October 2017

APE

Let me set the record straight. Your comment that you are unsure if you
can have your cell phone in your grip even if it is turned off is not a
correct assumption. For one, the company requires that you have a
secondary number if you need to be contacted via another phone. An
example would be if you were staying at your away from home terminal in
a hotel. If you are out to dinner, lunch, etc. they have to be able to
contact you. Crews can not be expected to stay by their phones in the
hotel as soon as they are rested. Many stay in the hotel several hours
if not 24 after they are rested. Second, you need an emergency contact
number. If you have a family and someone is injured or needs emergency
assistance then you need a way to be contacted when you are not at
home. If you are on a local job the same rule applies. The dispatcher
is to contact you via the radio and you need a way to contact your
family. Third, I have been told by numerous railroaders that the CMC
calls them on their cell phones in their hotel rooms instead of calling
the front desk and having the call transferred to the room. I am
assuming the callers have learned that the crews may not be in their
rooms and it saves them the time of having to make a second call. If
any manager tell you that you can not carry a phone with you in way,
shape or form then you need to immediately contact your union
representation and file a safety charge for not allowing you to be able
to be contacted or be able to contact any of your family members quickly
if an emergency situation arises. You also need to let them know that
they are not allowing you to be able to be away from your hotel rooms
without the fear of being miscalled. Everyone is well aware that train
schedules are never correct and "GHOST" trains are called out of the
blue. No one should expect any railroader to stay in his/her room by
the phone just because they are rested. If you have any issues with
this it would not hurt to talk to an attorney and find out what your
rights are in regards to your safety and your families ability to
contact you. You are not in an office environment. Can you imagine if
they came out with a law that all truck drivers could not have a cell
phone in their possession while driving their trucks. They had to find
one to use when they arrive at their destination? Im sure CSX has more
common sense than that. At least I would hope so.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 18 October 2017

One thing I suggest you donít do is if you have your phone on you,and
you get a call that does not identifies caller. Donít answer it,because
management knows when your on duty. They call you and when you answer
they hang up. Guess what your busted and pulled out of service.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 18 October 2017

Right after the cell phone policy came in,the railway police stopped a
tm for driving a company truck talking on his cell phone. It was
reported to the head office and the tm was fired before his shift
ended. It sent a strong message to the rest of us. That they can
enforce the cell phone policy when they want to.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 18 October 2017

http://mobile.reuters.com/article/amp/idUSN0152835520081002

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 18 October 2017

The NTSB by law can sieze your cell phone,if you are a crew member and
investigated  if you where on your cell at the time of an incident.
They look at everything on your phone legally. If it is found that you
where using your cell at the time of an incident you will most likely
be charged,will a feloney. If there is loss of life you will be charged
with criminal negligence causing death,and for sure be fired. I would
google am track 188 they searched engineers phone when eight people
died. Iím not sure if you can even have the phone in your grip bag
turned off. I would really look at the company policy closely. Not
worth losing your job over a cell phone. And anyone manager telling you
to use your phone while on duty could just be setting you up!!!!

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

Conductor 20-30 yrs.,

If there's an accident, they & the feds probably can & will look at
personal cell phone records.

Have to use a personal phone for company business?  NO.
[That is normally\usually done for convenience & no one should do
that.] 
A supervisor of any type wouldn't have a leg to stand on if trying
to charge someone for not wanting to do such.

But, we all know how some of 'em can be = vindictive, act like real
a--holes - find something else, even if it's a trivial thing, to try &
charge someone with something.


An often used RR company quote:  "Be Governed Accordingly".

Name: Cond.
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 18 October 2017

Ape 

Can't believe that is legal. Have to talk to a lawyer about that. GPS
all they want but to take my cell and view it? No way in hell. Might
have private calls that arent for any one else's eyes. No way they can
do it.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 18 October 2017

At cp they started the same policy with the cell phones. You did the
right thing. There policy is no cell phones period. So I would not get
caught with one now. They will not hestitate to fire you. And another
policy they where trying to get in. Is if you where at work and there
was an incident,they want the right to search your cell phone
activityís.and they can track your phone with gps etc. It is not worth
violating the company policy on cell phones and getting fired. Tell the
wife or girl friend before you leave for work. If they have urge to
talk. Tell them to slide up and down the bannister till you get home.

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

CREWS!!!!


The crap is already starting.  Had a TM tell me he wanted me to call
him when we got to our first industry to service. I told him I left my
cell phone at home. It was the honest to got truth. He insinuated that
I was lying and just trying to be difficult because of the new cell
phone rules. I told him I didn't appreciate it and if he wanted me to
call him to get me a company phone to take. He said that I could use
the engineers phone it I wanted to.  I told him that he cant expect me
to ask the engineer to hand over his phone and use his minutes just
because the company couldn't find me a phone. He was livid. Told him I
would tell dispatcher and he could write down the info and he could
check in with the dispatcher.  He said forget it. Then he followed us
around most of the day. My union rep said to file ethics charges and
had me write out a statement as to what happened. I wrote the statement
but haven't filed the charges yet.  This crap is going to get real bad
soon. If this happens to you then write out your statements as fast as
you can and get them to your LC!

Name: Ha
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 18 October 2017

Ewing and his bitches are just that's bring it bitches

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

It would be interesting to find a dollar figure on CSX,assets that have
been sold. When he was at cp there was an abandoned stretch of rail
within the city limits of vancover. That the community use for a garden
each year. He had the gardens removed and sold the property. It made the
news several times. This guy does not care who he walks on.

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

Wait Hh will sell the rails from,all the places he can.  Outing is to
small if money can be made it will be sold

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years
Posted: 17 October 2017

Look like the long term plan for CSX is to start selling off assets. CSX
would like to shrink down their propertys by 13%

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

Eugene doesn't care about intermodal.   He's ran off plenty of
buisness.    He closed Caskey Yard and put a stop to ID runs.   He
doesn't give two shits about 10 years down the road only the now.  He
knows he won't be here anyway.

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

North Baltimore = relatively new (opened early 2011 & 
planned & built mainly for intermodal traffic).

New Castle & Willard = old RR terminals \ yards.

All three are on the ol' B&O RR line.  Will changing them that 
much work?

The big shots make plans & are supposed to for yrs. in advance.
Unions & their members have to play catch-up.

Would be interesting to read/see the minutes recorded from
the board of directors meetings.  Hope they're not screwing
up big time.

Name: Doh!
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 17 October 2017

Willard is now switching trailer trains, the eastbound class yard is
being shut down entirely, rumored to get sold to wheeling. North
Baltimore closing, for real, selling cranes, or maybe moving them to
South Carolina. New castle getting 30-40 million in upgrades to handle
more freight. Good luck.

Name: Joey the donut 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Yard Master, for 20-30 years
Posted: 16 October 2017

KISS MY CELL PLEASE "KISS MY ASS NIPPLE HEAD"

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 16 October 2017

Have been through a lot of these types of things.
If a person is going to report violations, they'd better get their
ducks in line per se; be correct, have documented proof, etc. Know for
sure.  Have seen very many penalty claims and/or regulation violations
submitted that were just about plain worthless.  Most won't do it all
because they're afraid of having a target on their back. Yeah, it can
be a chore to do it all correctly & it takes time; but that is what it
takes to beat the co. - it can be done - it has been many times before
- & the RRs hate that.

Name: Retired now
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 16 October 2017

Conductor:
Title 49, CFR 228.  [Law - Rules - Regulations regarding Hrs. of
Service for RR employees.]
Unions have legislative depts. Those people are compensated pretty well
to handle such matters & are supposed to.  Call, write.

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

FRA!!!!

We all know you read this site everyday! So when you read this you are
being made aware that rules are being violated. Yeah, cant prove you
read it so cant charge you for not reporting to Washington but you know
what right!
Ha (poster) is 100% right. At least once a week you have to LIE on your
hours of service reports in order to get paid. You cant tell the truth.
A lot of times you cant report where you really were when your done
with your work or the real times that you did the job. Dead heads and
recrews are some of the worst, If you get 2 tickets(frickin miracle)
you run into problems with that too. One little trick they play to
screw up double tickets is to put a one minute difference in between
the off duty time on one ticket and on duty time on the next. The HOS
report screen wants to know what you did for that one minute and you
cant get it to take. Freezes the tickets up for days sometimes until
you can get it fixed. No one believes these crew callers don't know
what they are doing. They also don't put Taxi(deadhead) tickets in a
lot of time so you can show were you were working and how you were
transported. What if we were in a wreck in route to a train or from a
train? No dead head authority to report,

Now to the ON BOARDS! Management is back to making crews complete the
OBWO after they are OUTLAWED!  I remember reading an email that YOU PUT
OUT when they started using these devices. You specifically stated the
crews were not to do these reports after they were outlawed because it
is performing duties for the company and it was a violation of HOS! It
stated it was to be given to a supervisor to complete. You need to
recirculate this notice and refresh the memories of management.  With
the new bulletin out that takes effect on the 17th on restriction of
electronic devices, no one should be using this device after they are
outlawed. It also said that quick tie up of tickets was all that was
allowed when you were outlawed.


CREWS!!!!!  Quit doing the OBWO after you are outlawed. Your violating
hours of service and using an electronic device that belongs to the
company after you are outlawed. If they threaten you for not finishing
it for them CALL THE FRA AND REPORT IT! Wait to tie up your ticket.
Don't tie up and then finish it. Don't put your time off as 12 hours
either. You put the TRUTH! When it ask who ordered you to stay on duty
after you were outlawed and why to tell the truth! Say you were forced
to complete the OBWO device for management. Quit being chicken sh...
and start standing up for what's right. You want this target crap to
stop then start banning together and do what's right!

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

I am leaving the rr csx is nothing but lires and thieves can't get paid
hrs orf service is a joke FRA SUCKS csx system doesn't care about it
they delay pay and have to lye about hrs of service cause csx system
won't pay you if you don't and its are fault not to do it or don't
get paid for a month or the working man that's been off duty and on
the phone or emailing cmchos.csx.com for hrs and hrs while off duty
gets fined if we lye but rr mangement can break all the rules and just
a tap on the butt FRA sucks and are lazy and back pocket employees for
the rr ...that's what's is really going on out here

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

I heard the rumor about Ken Hunt a few months ago and if you think
Hunter is tough do some research on Ken Hunt he will make Hunter look
like a girl scout

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 15 October 2017

Rule 8 in the collective agreement layoff recall. Have to send you
letter telegram etc. You have to give present address report for duty
within 15 days of recall.

Name: Ken Hunt?
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 15 October 2017

Big rumor that is a certainty of 99%!

CSX Corporate is set to announce the appointment of Ken Hunt
(Vice-President Transportation Union Pacific), as heir apparent to
Hunter Harrison.

Name: Gofuckyourselfhunter
E-mail: 
Employed as: M of W, for 30+ years
Posted: 15 October 2017

I KNOW YOU READ THIS HUNTER I HATE YOUR FUCKING GUTS. I HOPE YOU DROP
DEAD FROM YOUR COPD IN FRONT OF YOUR CHILDREN, GASPING FOR YORK LAST
BREATH. THEN I WILL COME AND PISS ON YOUR GRAVE.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 15 October 2017

Point taken us people that survived working under Hh is no joke. I feel
for you giving up a good job to return to CSX. Us people that have
witnessed the underhanded and unethical tactics of this management team
is no joke. Some of us at cn and cp have tried to warn you people at CSX
of things to come With Hh. And by reading your contract between the
union and CSX will make you over all better aware   Good luck

Name: Lima Ohio 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 15 October 2017

Well buddy this is CSX sucks not CP sucks I am not crying but simply
saying why Csx sucks hint csxsucks.com now if you would like to you can
create a CPsucks.com and go do your thing over there because I never got
a letter all 4 times I was laid off at Csx not CP because I don't work
at CP I work at Csx it is different so thank you for your great advice
I will remember that the next time I work at CP and not get laid off
from CP because I work at fucking csx

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 15 October 2017

To the guy layed off and recalled. I was laid off nine times in thirty
five years. In our collective agreement at cp. when the company
recalled you. They had to send you a registered letter. They had to
guerntee you 90 days work,and if they could not ,you did not have to
return to work and you stayed on seniority list. A guy junior to you
that went back could scoop you on seniority list. When you pay union
dues you get a copy of the contract. If you do not read it, then stop
crying.

Name: Lima Ohio 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 15 October 2017

Fuck this company they way they toss is around I gambled big time I even
asked the Trainmaster if I come back to work I wont be laid off in two
months will I he said no and hey he was right because it only took one
month here I come NS

Name: Lima Ohio 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 15 October 2017

Was laid off for a few years hired out in 2014 Chicago Division. Just
got back to work over on the Louisville Division 4 weeks in just marked
up as qualified and now i hear North Baltimore is shutting down this
fucking company is fucking with not just me and my family but so many
others soon I will be furloughed again I left a good job with vacation
and benefits to come back they don't give two fucks about us employees

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

http://www.firstcoastnews.com/mobile/article/news/local/several-cars-derailed-from-csx-train-in-jacksonville-train-back-on-track/77-483454244

More empty blocks derailing, but at least they apologized to amtrack
customers for the delay.

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

Eugena is a cunt

CSX try to get a hold of me after I'm called.   All those no good sobs
in JX can kiss my ass.

Name: kissmycell arss
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 15 October 2017

ALL T&E  

Tell the company to kiss your ass and if they want to talk to you on a
phone they better provide every single crew with one. This is just more
control freak crap that dried up has been is throwing out their to
intimidate and make the crews miserable.  Previous poster had it right!
 we sit there for hours waiting for a damn ride and sometimes hours in a
siding waiting for other trains or relief crews or to hand off trains.
This dried up old prune just wants to make everyone miserable like he
did on the CN and anywhere else he got his old hands on.  I have never
worked a local were a TM or RF has not called me throughout the day
wanting to know where we are or what progress we are making.  If they
want to talk to me they can have the dispatcher order me to call him
and then I going to send bill to CSX for the use of my damn phone. we
need the unions to get in on this and make CSX provide everyone with a
company phone. What the hell is wrong with using your phone to keep you
awake or from dying or boredom when you are sitting for hours on end
WAITING WAITING WAITING WAITING!And another thing, not everyone can
read their rules books for hours while their waiting. Some people fall
asleep after reading for long periods. Playing an interactive game that
is brain stimulating can keep a person awake far better than reading
some company rules books for hours on end. It isn't hurting a damn
thing while you are sitting there in limbo WAITING! WAITING! WAITING! 
The crews have to call stopped every 15 minutes so they have to be up
anyway.  This old fart can go to hell. 

Joey the Donut...your an idiot loser.  Get real about our bullshit
issues or get off the site!

Name: Joey the donut 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 15 October 2017

I think Cindy San should sit on HH's face and do him in, wow could you
imagine that. That would make a straight man gay

Name: Turddle
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 15 October 2017

Trying to start a useful thread here:
What does everyone think of the new National Agreement?
How will we vote on it?

FYI John Previsich total compensation package = $437,719/year

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

Due to the new bulletin.    Brothers and sisters don't ever use your
phone for any sort of company business.  After taking  a call for work
don't answer or place a call due to anything CSX related.   Don't
call ptc,to,mechanical or any other of their bullshit.  Dispatcher
tells you to call TM use only a company provided phone..


As much as we wait on a ride after going dead.  No naps no phone no
unapproved reading material CSX knows this is not fucking possible.  

Fuck CSX and fuck Eugene

                                NO FUCKING.    FAVORS

Name: Rules
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years
Posted: 14 October 2017

Crews 

Beginning October 17th no more texting allowed. Emergency and company
use only. No use of personal phones unless you are 25 feet away from
the locomotive. That includes engineers too. Read the new bulletin. No
exceptions. Minimal voice only. 

No napping! No texting! No reading of anything that is not company
related while on duty. If your stuck on line of road for hours waiting
for hand off you better bring plenty of CSX propaganda to read.  Going
to be long hard punishment from here on. If the job doesn't kill you
Bordem will!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 14 October 2017

CSX will never be the same after,Hh is done with it. He hates unionized
employees and any turmoil he can cause to upset any comfort you use to
have will be gone. So when you get upset and rattled about the changes.
It puts a smile on Hh face,we went threw everything at cn and cp that
you are,just starting to experience.watch you back with this ceo
because he wants to fire you.Hh does not want long service employees
with six weeks vacation and other benefits they have to pay. They want
the new guy with min.vacation time with no seniorityí that they can
push around. Iím watching CSX closely because it does not make sense
for a company to lose forty percent of its customers,in the name of
positive growth. Thatís insane he is up to no good as far as the well
being of csx

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

CSX news is that Mr.Ed is calling all the shots at CSX HQ.  CSX rumor is
that Mr.Ed has been putting the Long stroke on Eugene and Ms. Sandy is
jealous.

Name: Grand DAD
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 13 October 2017

GOD HELP US ALL!!!

Is it just me or is anyone else just plain sick and tired of these new
crew callers who don't understand a damn thing about how the railroad
has worked for the last 30 years. Why in the hell is the company not
putting them through some serious agreement training or just some plain
old simple railroad 101!!!!   I swear to god if one more crew caller
wakes me up running a roster just to get smart mouthed with me because
I AM NOT QUALIFIED IN THE ENTIRE INDIANAPOLIS TERMINAL IM GOING TO
START FILING HARASSMENT SUITS!  This god for saken company has made a
damn mess out of everything when they extended the terminal limits. It
used to be 10 miles shorter going both directions(east and west) then
they started extending it out after they were bombarded with 100's of
claims for road crews doing yard work in yard limits. Then csx kept
saying avon didn't have yard limits only terminal limits. Well that
may have been a technicality because avon didn't have YL signs posted
and in the timetables but the yard crews had switching limits set by
the FRA on how far they could go out with cars with hazmats without a
CT168. They weren't supposed to go past the area where the IC(terminal
dispatcher) area of responsibility ended and the IB( road dispatcher)
area began. So they came up with this extended limit crap to try to get
rid of claims and let the yard crews go out farther to do the work. Its
bullshit because there still is a limit the FRA will allow any hazmat
to travel on main line without a CT168. That would be the end of
switching limits! All these new crew callers are being told that
everyone who works out of Avon is supposed to be qualified to work in
the ENTIRE TERMINAL LIMITS! Who is telling them this shit. I have been
on a pool over 20 years that has advertised miles and advertised
starting and ending points. I DO NOT HAVE TO GO 1 damn mile the
opposite direction of my advertised job limits let alone 10 damn miles.
This is called out of route and out of my advertised limits.  I haven't
worked their entire so called terminal limits and don't ever intend to.
They extended this shit years after I was hired and trained. I got the
seniority to stay where the hell I am and work the job as it is
advertised. I tell these morons over and over that I did not have to be
qualified to work both directions and I don't have any reason to go
outside of my advertised limits. Quit calling me for this terminal
limit bullshit and call me for the job I have been on over 20 years. 
I even had one threaten to put me down for refuse to work if I didn't
go do their stupid dog catching shit of my own damn train outside of my
advertised limits. Couldn't bring it down to me to hand off where my
advertised limits start. Said it was in the terminal so I had to go get
it. Told them do what you go to do but if you want me to go it you find
me a damn pilot because Im not qualified, never have been and if I have
to I'll call an FRA man to go with me. See what he has to say. I hear
guys saying every day they are being threatened with insubordination
charges if they don't go get on trains miles out of their limits they
weren't qualified on. How come there aren't more fra guys around the
yard. Isn't anyone calling them? What the hell is going to happen if
this rumor comes true that HH is going to make everyone qualified on
everything and be one big extra board. Does this idiot not know how
many people were never qualified on everything. Does he know how many
pilots are going to be needed.  I heard he thinks just one trip is
enough for anyone. I hope to god the FRA has their hands in this cause
if they don't I can bet you bottom dollar that us Grand Dads are going
to be up his arss like stink in 
his horse barn. Its bad enough now with these crew callers not knowing
how things work but if he starts this crap our lives will be hell. They
wont know who's qualified and who isn't. They will be calling all of
us all night trying to find a warm body and then threatening all of us.
YEAH and why the hell do they keep getting away with threatening us and
talking to us like dog crap. If my kids talked to me the way they do I
would smack their mouths! JEEEZZZZ this crap is getting deep!

Name: Mr.Ed
E-mail: MRed@oXyGeN1.org
Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 13 October 2017

The old man came home yesterday after a tiresome day in Washington.   It
won't be long before he flips his lid permanently.  He's had his
feedbag of pills strapped on all day.   Has smoked more crack than
Harlem and has been beating the donkey 8 to 10x a day.   I'm a little
concerned for him.   I'll keep you guys posted.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 12 October 2017

What kind of board of directors, sit back and let the CSX ceo Hh lose
over 40 percent of the companies customers. And Hh for the second time
blows more steam up the stb ass. Hh has a plan and it is not building
CSX up. I think we will have to wait and see what his real agenda is.

Name: Reality Check
E-mail: 
Employed as: M of W, for 1-10 years
Posted: 12 October 2017

Pay close attention to Eddie Johnson from Chemours addressing the board
beginning at 1hr 54min and 20 seconds. Listen closely to what he is
saying. Hunter's lasting legacy may be the arrogant ass responsible
for reregulating the Railroads. Sure other class 1 CEOs would love to
get their hands around his throat. Thanks alot Paul Hilal, clueless CSX
BOD and every other dumbass that voted to bring this cancer to Jax.
Remember when HH said cultures die one funeral at a time? Pretty sure
everybody in that room except HH hopes he takes the lead on that one.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 12 October 2017

Retired carman from cprail. Checked job adds after Hh raided cn and cp
they are having very hard  time hiring people for all positions on the
railway. They pay good money, but it is amazing how the word gets out
the way these companies treat people. Now with social media and
employee rating sites. I donít know how these companies are going to
turn this around. It is amazing how a ceo can make decisions to delay
multi million dollar trains to save a few buck on labour. Very poor
planning for a company to have ceo that is there just for his own
interests.

Name: Reality Check
E-mail: 
Employed as: M of W, for 1-10 years
Posted: 12 October 2017

Www.stb.gov.   click on hearings/meetings archives. Will be first one
11/11/2017. Will have to download but worth it.

Name: Reality Check
E-mail: 
Employed as: M of W, for 1-10 years
Posted: 12 October 2017

https://www.stb.gov/stb/audiomee.nsf/71c35e25bd34f1f68525653300425877/8832013effcfa65e852581b7004ca125?OpenDocument


Flanked by Ol Cindy and Bob. Boss Hogg, Roscoe, and Enos

Name: Mike
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 12 October 2017

Does anybody have EHH testimony before
STB? Please attach. This should be good.

Name: Monitor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 12 October 2017

Graham Buxton 

Your using an LG "TRIBUE HD" L5676 model correct?  Play nice! If your
a foamer then you are mixed up. Most foamers love the railroad because
they love locomotives and the "OLD CHARM" the railroad once held in
their young lives and usually don't trash the crews. I know. I have
talked to dozens of them. And yes, they do support our issues! They
especially don't make comments like yours..... Troll and put a "HIT"
on cry baby crews.......
Only managers/supervisors enjoy putting "Hits" on crew members. I get
the impression you are neither a rail buff or Supervisor. I could be
wrong. You may have lost your job position and your back in the ranks
as one of the blue collars now. Your mad and having a temper tantrum.
If not then you have some hatred for T&E employees. I would then say
the term "HIT" means something else. Again, put your phone down and
find some help or relaxing therapy. If you don't have anything
productive or helpful to post that will help the crews through this
horrible takeover and transition then do us all a favor and go find a
site that offers a support group for survivors of what ever abuse you
have been through.

Name: Engineer
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 12 October 2017

T&E

Does anyone know if there is any other industry in our country that
considers the "Weekend" as Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday?  I
have a doctors appointment on Monday that I cant miss and couldn't get
a personal or Daily vacation for. Every time I try to get a PB they say
no because of the HH created man power shortage. IM going to get
screwed out of my stock award now just because I have to see a doctor
and this crazy nut job company thinks Monday is a weekend day. Everyone
one I know has always thought the weekend was Saturday and Sunday. Yeah,
maybe they might be able to pull off adding Friday, but Monday too? This
is such bull crap! Since when was the week only Three stinking days????

Name: billy bob
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 12 October 2017

Hunter Harrison you are a joke and it is awesome to watch.  

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-csx-disruptions/csx-customers-demand-end-to-shipping-bottlenecks-as-ceo-apologizes-idUSKBN1CG1BW

Name: Speedy
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 11 October 2017

Graham Buxton is a flammin railbuff homo.

Name: investor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 11 October 2017

VANGUARD MARKET PRESS RELEASE

CSX SERVICE DISRUPTIONS TO BE DISCUSSED AT WASHINGTON REGULATORY
HEARING


8:02 AM EDT, 10/11/2017m(MT Newswire)--CSX service disruptions will be
addressed at a Wednesday "listening session" before the U.S. Surface
Transportation Board in Washington D.C. according to a report filed by
Reuters.
Dow DuPonts Dow chemical unit and privately held agricultural
manufacturer Cargill (DOW) are expected to speak before the top U.S.
rail regulators about their experiences with the CSX rail network. The
network has been hurt by service problems since the summer.
CSX will be given the chance to defend its new operating strategy, the
report said. 

Will be real interesting to see what HH has as an excuse for disrupting
one of the largest well known manufacturing companies in the country!

Name: mike jones
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 11 October 2017

They can do that

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 11 October 2017

https://youtu.be/-sVwiJhvQSQ?list=PLzolym-iVdtsa33QY045Hq5iZe5NsMx-e

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 11 October 2017

Well next time you have election for union reps. And your not happy with
the present people. You can send them a message and vote his ass out and
send him back to the working ranks. You can change things with an x.
Over the years we sent a lot of self serving pricks packing.

Name: no dumbass
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 11 October 2017

That's Right : waste your time voting because it's meaningless the
contract is already ok d on a golf course in Jacksonville by the 5th
hole.

Name: Retired
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 10 October 2017

To the guy that said he was not shown a vote count that is wrong. When a
person was elected the union always posted the results,strike vote etc.
Something is wrong there because we use to post results in lunch rooms
every where. The person that told you no is wrong and you should of
went over his head. And the results have to be kept on file in case of
recount etc.

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

Left good old CSX after 10+yrs.  The first 7 years were the best ever,
then turned to pure hell.  I jumped ship to a different career and
couldn't be happier for doing so.  Currently, I pay $70 a month for
medical, vision and dental on par with what I had at CSX.  My 401K is
matched and grew 10x as much within a year as opposed to CSX.  Gave up
the pension but the 401K match will make up for it.  Yes, you all are
getting screwed.  F the company and the union!!!

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

For the guy that said get involved with the union. I am a former local
chairman and have voted for my local the way they voted to in the past.
After some of the PTC agreements passed I asked for a vote count and was
told no. Itís hard to get more involved when it feels like the company
has the union in its back pocket and just passes what they want. This
new tentative agreement seems good but hopefully everyone reads the
whole thing even the co-pay part on how they go up and is not blind
sided by it when it happens. I just wish they would add a few sick
days, when on the road all the time and you get sick you have nowhere
to go but work sick or not.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 10 October 2017

I suggest all you union members in good standing start attending your
union meetings and stay informed on all our issues. And vote on all
issues,donít cry after the fact. And then blame the world for things
that did not go the way you wanted. Itís your job and you are the
union. Get involved.

Name: no dumbass
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 10 October 2017

Fuck you red you asshole

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

One must have a high school diploma to work at CSX.   I assume you
dumbasses can read.   How about reading the tentative agreement for
yourself instead of asking a lot of silly ass questions.

But here goes for bothers and sisters who are just too damn lazy.
2% back pay from July 2016 to July 2017
4% back pay from July 2017 till agreed upon

If you quit were fired was not working for CSX time of agreement other
than death you are not entitled to shit.

You mother fuckers are some of the highest paid blue collar workers in
The US and most already have their back pay spent or your fat lazy wife
is worried about it.

Name: Chitty 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 10 October 2017

Louisville can handle at least twice the freight that it is getting now.
The space, tracks, and manpower is all there...... Utilize your assets!

Name: wtf
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 10 October 2017

What percentage of back pay and how many year's are we talking about
brothers and sisters

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 10 October 2017

With all Hh changes and cuts and sell off. The stock seems to be
dormant!!

Name: Ex CPRS Guy
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 10 October 2017

I haven't laughed as hard in a LONG, long time until I read Mr. Ed's
postings for today (10-9).

Thanks Mr. Ed.  I'll see that some oats and other goodies get sent
your way and maybe the old man might treat you better than CSXT
employees.

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

I would love to see Head Hunter replace his oxygen tank with some
Anhydrous Ammonia.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 09 October 2017

Conductor 1-10:

If & when & once the proposed contract is ratified -- In the past the
RRs had 60 or so days to pay the retroactive wages.  
Those entitled -  "have an employment relationship with a carrier on
the date of this agreement OR retired or died subsequent to (a certain
date)".

Have to wait to see the new agreed upon Q & As but probably those
furloughed or have resigned are SOL.

Name: Thanks UP
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 09 October 2017

One of my many many referrals is about to CASH ($$) in again! You keep
making your settlements better than all the rest!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 09 October 2017

Hey guys, this is my first contract renewal. As far as the back pay is
concerned, do they pay that soon after the contract is agreed upon? Do
you get it if you are furloughed? What about someone that resigned?
Would they still get that too? Technically they were under the contract
at the time. Any info would be greatly appreciated!

Name: Mr.Ed
E-mail: MrEd@oxygen1.org
Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 09 October 2017

This is for conductor 1-10


 Eugene goes to the vet and says, "My horse is constipated."

The vet says, "Take one of these pills, put it in a long tube, stick
the other end in the horse's ass, and blow the pill up there."

  Eugene comes back the next day, and he looks very sick.

The vet says, "What happened?"

 Eugene says, "The horse blew first."

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 09 October 2017

Nobody enjoys your posts, stupid. You just changed your name and acted
like you were someone that didn't think you're a moron.

Name: Mr.Ed
E-mail: MrEd@oxygen1.org
Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 09 October 2017

Mr.jorgan

I was just about to put my post to pasture till I red how much you
enjoy them.  So to all my followers I just want to say thanks I'm not
going anywhere.   

Mr.Ed is here to stay.  I'll be posting on a daily basis about a lot
of horse shit and useless information.   

Cu at Mr.Ed camps soon

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 08 October 2017

If company pays hourly are they going to pay shift differential for
evenings and night. Overtime after eight hour and double time on
holidays?

Name: Your mammy
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 08 October 2017

How much do these dingle Berries want to pay us an hour anyway

Name: Hugh Jorgan
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 08 October 2017

Mr. Ed

I enjoy your posts.  The good horse sense you bring to the table is
appreciated.  Eugene is very quiet about hitting the crack pipe and you
brought it to light.  I look forward to your future posts about you and
Eugene's shenanigans around the barnyard.

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

Mr. Ed.

  Gotta agree with Conductor 1-10, your posts were entertaining for a
few days, but it is getting old and it has ran it's course. If you
have something relevant to this site "CSX SUCKS' then by all means
post away. Otherwise your not being funny man, your wasting your time
posting crap that nobody reads or finds informative.

Name: Mr.Ed
E-mail: mrEd@oxygen1@.org
Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 08 October 2017

blah blah blah  Cry me a river 
you haven't been out here long enough to bitch.  I'm willing to bet
you got this job at around age 40+ and your pissed you're not going to
have 30 at 60. Keep living out there I need a new barn for my video
games and dungeons&dragons books.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 08 October 2017

Would you stop with the Mr Ed bit. It's not funny. Obviously you're
from the millennial generation because every one of them are just like
you. You think you have a good joke and then you repeat it for 3 years.
No creativity or mind of your own because you spent your life playing
video games. Same memes over and over again, same dumbass made up
internet words over and over again. Nobody thinks it's funny.

Name: Mr.Ed
E-mail: mrEd@oxygen1@.org
Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 08 October 2017

This national sure is a bag of oats.   The old man is offering twice the
contract to loco operators.  The conductors well you know.

Name: How is this not news?
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 07 October 2017

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2017/10/05/atlanta-train-crash-house/734637001/

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

All these jobs being cut at CSX is for short term gains. It takes years
to train railroad workers and lots of money. They did the same thing at
cn and cp. now they are scrambling to get people back. At cp top
managers quit they canít find people to fill a lot of these high paying
jobs because of there reputation of the way employees where and are
treated. Short term gain for share holders but the company will pay in
the end ,trying to restart down the road. Lots of good talent lost that
other railroads will pick up.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 10-20 years
Posted: 07 October 2017

Heard 25 transportation jobs are gone in Willard  now waiting to see
what they do with carmen.  Growing up railroad never thought I'd see
this happen to Willard   

Anyone heard how many cuts to carmen with over 20 years you would think
I wouldn't have to worry

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

At CP when they fired management,for the company to show there gratitude
they even provided the box for them to clean there desk out. Before they
they got the nice escort off the property. Dog eat dog world!!!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: CSX Customer, for N/A
Posted: 07 October 2017

Hearing Fitzsimmons and other executives were walked out by police in
Jacksonville in Friday afternoon. Sounds like another shake up is
coming. Hold on to your butts!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Engine repair, for 10-20 years
Posted: 07 October 2017

Cumberland is slowly but surely crashing and burning. Craftspeople are
assigned seats for turnover. Not allowed to enter lunch room until
start of shift. Stafford is a retard. Arigo is an adulterer who brags
at local bars about furloughing people. Fucking losers.

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

Csx has applied for and environmental covenant at 1200 don hudson blvd.
Louisville ky., rhis is a ground test for contaminated soil, it lets
prospective buyers know what the grpund has in it and also protects csx
in the furture.who knows what this will end up meaning in the long run
but be checking your local classifieds to see if this is happening at
ur location we found it in our local news papper. Hopefully Osborn will
still be around who knows.

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

All Crews

A few more Trainmasters have hit the dirt.  Hell days are returning.
Like the days when CSX took over Conrail and they ran the good ones
out, the new HH hit squad is doing the same. Three more TM's are
stepping down and getting out while they still have a soul.


Word from payroll to TM's.... It is not your responsibility nor should
it even be your concern if the crews get paid. If they have an issue
with their pay they can create a case and take it up with their Local
representation!

So when the Chief refuses to give any one a second ticket as agreed
upon per your union agreement or cuts your miles or puts you on the
wrong kind of service, it wont do you a damn bit of good going to your
TM for help. If they promise they will get you your second ticket while
you are out doing the extra work then they are just blowing smoke up
your butt or they just don't know they have no say so any more. HH is
hell bent on destroying the union agreements and making ever member
miserable. Everyone knows what to do. In the meantime it is now more
important than ever to stick together and file as many claims as
possible. This is a war now.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 06 October 2017

You know how the railroad works. In Quebec they charged three
railroaders with 47 counts of man slaughter. Scape goats they are ,the
trial starts this week. I would not make a move with a train till your
union gets clear language on your duties and also from fra. Playing
stupid Is no defense,if something goes wrong. Hh did this in Canada
transport Canada said trains needed number one brake test at certain
terminals.  The tests never got done,crews still took the trains till
transport Canada got wind of it. The practice stopped immediately.Hh
does not care about rules that slow things down you people know better.
Write it all up ASAP.

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

FRA/DISPATCHERS


CSX and the FRA have rules on employees working jobs they are not
qualified on. Union agreements cover pilots. CSX operating rules make
it very clear that when we work on foreign line railroads we follow
their operating rule. For the last 2 months the chiefs have been making
crews stay on trains when taking them to hand them off to other crews
who are working out of our territory and running on a foreign line. 
They are saying after they have been piloted one time by these crews
they are qualified to take the trains. One time does not make a crew
qualified. Second, CSX is not giving any maps or one single operating
rules book to anyone for these foreign lines. How the hell are they
getting away with this. Made me do it about 3 weeks ago and I didn't
learn crap about the foreign line I was on . The so called pilot crew
said they thought we were getting off the train and going home. They
had so idea we were going to stay with them and they had their regular
train ticket changed to a pilot crew ticket while they were in route to
the hand off spot.   
Is is not illegal to make crews do this when they aren't carrying any
of the foreign line railroads rules books?  No maps? We don't even
know how to read the foreign line paper work. Saw a little of it by
pilot crew but it was greek to us and we didn't understand any of it.
Is this a federal offense. I heard they are threating insubordination
charges on crews for not wanting to go if the chief finds out they have
been once.  No rules books?  NO maps? No classes?  This is called safe
running of trains?

Name: Taylor J
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 06 October 2017

You got it all wrong about North Baltimore, have any of you been there
to see the place?

Double leads on both ends almost a mile long on west end, mile half on
east...


Take out the cranes and you have a perfectly flat , super flat
switching yard taylor made to pump out freight.  They will be closing
all manifest freight out of Willard, New Castle, Garrett, Toledo and
switch it there. And since itís an intermodal property, all work will
be done by private contractors in the yard.


Kick Ďem

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 06 October 2017

The 5000 job cuts that Hh did at cp.Saved over 300 million bucks
annually. Now they canít fill management and other jobs. The word has
been out for a while how shitty cp treats employees. They are now short
people in every department. And new hires are just a shadow for the
first year because they need to be trained. A lot of guys that got cut
found other jobs. Now they try to offer incentives to get people back,
but they canít stomach the place anymore. Itís going to be interesting
watching what happens at cp and CSX. Once they cut employees for short
gains. But down the road they need all these people,and they know it.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 05 October 2017

North Baltimore isn't closing. Just won't be switched by csx
transportation.  Willard , however, is closing.  There will still be
road crews, but no yard crews at either...

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

Just wondering how many people have been cut at CSX to date,union and
non union staff?

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

It really is closing. Think about it this way, csx intermodal has
agreements to use private contractors, utility men that aren't csx,
Carmen that aren't csx, it's all private contractors that were agreed
upon when north Baltimore opened. If the same work is done in Willard,
which is csx transportation, not csx intermodal, by csx guys that are
already there, and are going to be without work soon anyways, then they
save alot of money. Repurpose Willard, you're utilizing assets. Sell
north Baltimore, it's too small for our needs anyways, and you make a
profit to cover the changes

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

To Dave,

Now come on,

North Baltimore:  all those plans, the money\work they put into all
that - go back just a few years - there was nothing out there in that
area besides rural homes, farm ground & 37 acres of woods - hard to
believe they could/would just plain close it - even if headhunter
doesn't care much for intermodal business.

Any of the CSX Board Directors have RR operational experience?
Many of us still out in the field figure the CSX as we knew it might
well be gone but have to think they're not concerned about the future
as it may end up a part of a bigger system.
 
Normally, usually, unions don't really know much for sure what
companies are up to regarding future plans - they just have to play
catch up regarding contractual agreements.  
[Union heads got busted - but not for accepting co. payoffs.]

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 05 October 2017

North Baltimore closing. Willard hump shutting down Friday. Going to
flat switch only 300 cars a day. Intermodal freight will block swap at
willard. new castle getting 30 million in improvements so freight can
be switched from both ends of the yard. All happening very soon. New
castle supposed to get yardmasters back and 6 around the clock, 3 man
yard jobs when work is done. Avon and new castle going to handle all of
Willard's work.

Name: Mr.Ed
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 05 October 2017

I told the old man it will be called "Mr.Ed Camps" there was a
misprint in the new magazine. Please disregard the previous printing. 

The new upcoming talent didn't have to be brainwashed to suck the old
man off.   They were more than willing to get and stay on their knees
the entire Mr.Ed Camp.   While one was be spanked he kept asking may he
have another.  

Be watching for me coming to a barn near you.  I'm touring the system
in December will be handing out oats,carrots and all kind of special
treats to the old man's good little boys and girls.

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

To answer you yes it is the ceo job to make the shareholders money. But
also be a steward,to preserve the well being of the company he
represents. And treat employees with dignity and respect, as he expects
from every one. His agenda is to go in and raid CSX of everything of
value he can take from the company. And then walk away leaving the
company damaged for future ceo.Future ceo will have to do all maintance
to the railroad that has been deferred to save money etc.

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

All those managers that come out of hunter camp are changed brainwashed
people.If Hh told each and every one of them to get on there knees and
give him a blow job they would. I seen these managers and supervisors
change over night at cp. It was sickening the transformation these
sponge heads went threw. Hitler did the same thing,creating the
Nazis.that would do any inhuman thing to the Jews. You have to watch
your back with these,Hh nazis,they will sell there souls to please Hh.
You are beneath them now in there minds.

Name: Atmylimits
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 04 October 2017

Has everyone got there csx magazine. This magazine would make Joseph
Goebbels smile from his nazi grave. My favorite part of the magazine is
the 2 pictures of hunter harrison. The one picture gotta be from at
least 5 years ago while he was at the CP and then there was the current
picture of him sitting in a chair at his first "Hunter Camp" with
about 30 kool-aid drinking managers behind him.this guy looks like he
is on his death bed. Funny how he has to cut costs or as he likes to
say "control costs" across the system with job cuts and furloughs,
but how much did he spend on this magazine? Paying people to interview
the kool-aid drinkers, take pictures, printing and  the postage alone
probably cost thousands. That on top of remodeling his office in
Jacksonville that's he's never at.... millions of dollars wasted for
his pet projects, but call me a brake man when I have 150 cars to
switch with 98 cuts is out of the question.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 04 October 2017

"But all he is concerned with is the money he makes share holders. He
has made a lot of people rich with his rr plan."

Isn't that the very definition of what a CEO is paid to do?

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

Hh has been paid in advance for his revising CSX. His legacy is to go
down in the history books as the greatest railroader in North America.
For him now it is just like a big game of monopoly,and the game board
is CSX. This man likes his power of controlling peopleís lives and he
has damaged many families. But all he is concerned with is the money he
makes share holders. He has made a lot of people rich with his rr plan.
To him that is the name of the game and he has lots of push and support
behind him. And Hh knows once he is gone that Mr.Ed has to maintain a
standard  of living so hunter family needs the money.

Name: Mr.Ed
E-mail: mrEd@oxygen1@.org
Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 04 October 2017

The old man has lost his mind.  He was talking to the goose today. 
Trying to get some information about their flight pattern or something.
 He thinks he can model his rr after it.

Name: been there
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 04 October 2017

Retired


CSX has been doing this ever since they took conrail over. There were
several Tm. RF and YM who spilled their guts to all of us out in the
field before they left on what was going on. They left because they
wanted to live a life where they didn't have to feel guilty for
ruining someone's employment record just to make the powers to be in
Jacksonville happy. Some took transfer out of places live avon yard on
the great lakes division because it had been designated as the division
that would take the most hits to keep the failure rates where they
belonged. Several were threatened as well. Told if they didn't get
their failures us they could start looking for another department to
work. They got busted once when they had a list of workers that they
were ordered to stalk and get failures on . the list got out and the
Unions actually stepped in and got it stopped.
A lawyer told us the failures weren't just to have something to hold
over an employees head to try and keep them under control but they were
also being used when someone was injured and took them to court. If that
person had a failure they could use it to argue that the employee was
unsafe and the company was watching them and trying to coach them on
proper safety rules. They also use them to show the courts that they
are active in watching and schooling the employees on safety in the
fields. 
Here's a thought.  If HH is dropping a lot of the safety rules and
getting more lax about them, then it is obvious that he is not worried
about safety injuries or safety issues in the court. 
What HH is doing is setting everyone up with this new IDPAP policy to
be able to fire them and reduce the work force. If he cant fire them
then he will at least be able to get them on the street for 30 days and
out of the way. Stall bringing them back. Hopefully the union reps that
are in office have half a brain in their heads and have figured this
out. We aren't as stupid as Upper management thinks. The only problem
we have is not sticking together as Union brothers and forming our own
teams to stand hard and refuse to be intimidated and harassed with
threats of failures and termination. A union is only as good as its
members. It doesn't matter who is in office right now. If the members
rebel the Union officials have to react. To much fear of the press
getting involved!

Name: RRJim
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 04 October 2017

Back when the merger to CSX went into full gear in the mid '80s upper
management told certain middle management who they thought were to lax
to fire 3 employees in a week or they would be out of a job. They
complied. It's a familiar scenario.

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

What a manager told employees was all supervisor and managers at cp. had
to have so many passed audits and failed audits per month on employees.
Even managers outside your department can give you a failed audit. A
few supervisors where fired for not having enough failed audits on
employees. When you where givin a passed or failed audit the supervisor
had to notify you in writing. Then it was put on your personal file. And
some of these failed audits where pretty stupid, but it was a failed
audit. The week I retired every supervisor in my department gave me a
failed audit so they did not have to fail guys still working. I was ok
with that because I would never go back. It is companies game just to
have some dirt on you,so it makes it easy for them to discipline you
for the future.They want every employee to feel very vulnerable.

Name: Conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 03 October 2017

Monitor 

SHIT!  I had to read that policy again after that post. That's exactly
what it said and it's full of management loop holes. Better watch my
ass for now on. I don't run and I follow rules. If my trains get out
late it's not because of my performance. we need to start documenting
all the crap that delays us and send it to our union's to show we
arent the ones who are poor performers.  Get paper trails started. May
need it in the future if this gets bad.

Name: Mr.Ed
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 03 October 2017

Old Man on horse says to little conductor on bike, "Did Santa get you
that?" 
"Yes," replies the little conductor. 
"Well tell him to put a reflector light on it next year!" and charges
him. 
The little conductor looks up at the old man and says, "Nice horse
you've got there, did Santa bring you that?" 
The Old Man coughs and grasp for air and replies, "He sure did!" 
"Well," says the little conductor, "Next year tell Santa that the
dick goes under the horse, not on top of it

Name: Mr.Ed
E-mail: Mr.Ed@oxygen1.com
Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 03 October 2017

The feed bag of pills is strapped on the old man.  He will be out of the
stable grazing the pasture by morning.  We all kinds of new surprises
coming out of the barn.  

Avon is shutting back down soon.
Hourly rate will be out in the next  couple of weeks
Caskey is going to be turned into a hump yard
Radnor ?????TOP SECRET
Dispatchers aren't relocating now
PSR new model will be announced next week
Rocky Mount is getting a new stable
Selrick  is being leveled
No more overnight  barn stays the first of 2018
brakesticks  are coming back
getting off of moving equipment bumped up to 5mph
no more bulletins to carry

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

Hopefully old half dead dies soon. Looks fuckin gross in his latest
picture.Go suck some oxygen out of a horse dick with a brake stick
shoved up his ass.

Name: !!
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 03 October 2017

Other/CP

If everyone of the employees have some kind of failure on their records
it goes to show only 2 things. The policies are so ridiculous and so
numerous that no living human being can go without getting some kind of
failure on their records. the seconds would be that the company is so
bad at training its employees that no one understands half the rules or
cant figure out all the gray areas that most of them have.  If they want
to nit pick them maybe the guys should start taking notes and pics of
the stuff that management does every day that are rules violations. 
Cant read a damn newspaper while you sitting in a crew room waiting for
a train?? Then how the hell can TM's run around with porn magazines and
gun magazines in company vehicles and read them while they are waiting
in the bushes.  We have all seen a lot of this kind of crap and if they
want to drink HH Koolaid and start this shit then all's fair. We had
enough of that shit with Ingram and his Nazi Southern followers. This
shit cant start again!

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

I retired last year. Put up with Hh for four years everyoneís work
ethics where satisfactory and appreciated. We where givin a nice bbq
every year to show the companies appreciations. Then ahh came to cp, we
where now a bunch of incompatant unproductive bums. Management got there
brainwashing and not one employee was free of some form of failed audit
or dissapline. Even the teachers pets where knocked down a few notches.
The atmosphere that was created was you can be fired for anything at any
time. Run for the company or else,at one point more people where held
out of service that they left shifts short handed just to make there
point. Managers made up for the staff shortages. So Iím going to tell
you, that you might be doing a good job for the company and they will
find fault with your work. Hh has to have failed audits on every
employee. To make it easier to make a case to fire you. Nothing will
get better at CSX now that Hh has changed the railway culture for years
to come. The culture as creel as ceo has not changed much since Hh left.
You have to put up with this shit or like a lot did just quit.

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

Jeez Oh Pete, 
gettin' old can be a bummer but after reading posts on this site -
whew, glad as heck to be outta there.  RRs never seemed to be very
employee friendly (actually, not many companies are) & it must be even
worse now.

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

DAVE


You don't want people to think your a mole then don't chime in here
and put a post to someone who hasn't addressed you In weeks.  What
tips did L&N give you? Was it private on your own email server? You
just happen to post a dead horse topic that you said you would back
away from when you haven't been asked about it. 
Funny how you come back with this as soon as some info is posted that
doesn't look good for the company. We are not going there right now.
What the posters want is some answers. Why isn't the STB still pushing
HH to get the customers serviced? How come it is so quiet. Did we lose
these customers so there is no reason for complaints filed? How will
this effect our future investments? How about rumors of closing more
yards. Willard was mentioned as one that will be cut back. How many
jobs will be lost. How many will transfer and bump junior men out of
their jobs. How about the new supervisors that are crawling out of the
wood work and handing out ridiculous failures and charges that most
supervisors have turned their heads too because they know its petty and
can be handled in house. The new discipline policy allows HH's hit team
to charge everyone with a major if they want by twisting and trumping up
a minor offense to something more serious. Everyone will be seeing 30
days and will sit at home until they decide to call them back and then
maybe let them go on "TIME SERVED!"

IDPAP POLICY FOR OPERATING CRAFT EMPLOYEES
The new policy has been changed drastically to allow supervisors to
trump up offenses from a simple minor to a major if they feel it is
warranted. The previous policy had three categories. Minor, serious and
Major. The new HH regime has reduced it to two. Non Major or Major.


CSXT intends to continue to provide a safe work environment in which
all employees can experience meaningful work and contribute to the
team's success. CSXT requires managers to provide fair and consistent
treatment to all employees under their charge and to USE ALTERNATIVES
TO FORMAL DISCIPLINE WHENEVER APPROPRIATE.
MANAGERS WILL RETAIN THE DISCRETION TO HANDLE APPROPRIATE NON-CRITICAL
MATTERS THROUGH INFORMAL COACHING!  What is APPROPRIATE????
It all depends on who the supervisor is!

Non major offenses are defined as rule violations, POOR PERFORMANCE or
violation of CSXT's policies, practices or procedures that do not
result in derailment or damage to equipment and that are not otherwise
identified in part II (major) of this policy.

What the hell is poor performance?????
Joe takes his time and makes sure he checks everything he does to work
safely. Checks his footing for slip trips and falls and follows all
safety rules. 

Bob runs like hell and cuts corners to get out of the yard because he
has something to do tonight or at the hotel and wants to get out on the
road.

Joe eventually gets a reputation of being slow and all of the sudden he
is being watched. Rumors fly around that he is bulking and is causing
unnecessary delays.

Guess who now has to deal with POOR PERFORMANCE evaluations now. 
If anyone thinks for one moment that they cant be charged with POOR
PERFORMANCE they better think again. This policy is written to
intimidate and push employees to bend over and take what ever is handed
to them my management. How any of the unions ever allowed this to see
the light of day without one hell of a battle is beyond me and anyone
who has read it and sees how it is worded. 

Sorry Dave but T&E employees have bigger problems on their plates than
dealing with a possible derailment. They are dealing with a whole new
army and the crap is just getting started. The writing is obvious.

Name: Monitor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 02 October 2017

Cool mo D

Do us all a favor and ignore Buxton (aka pines, etc....) Goating him is
what he wants. Been monitoring this site for 10 years. They have a
pattern. Just one of the company mole that are paid to disrupt the site
and draw attention away from topics that make the CSX legal team and
their public safety director little nervous. He showed up after the
discussions on Hunter setting up all Tm's to be able to do and take
away the work from Union contract employees. But then there was a
poster who pointed out that customers were still not being served and
that employees can report it to the STB in behalf of them. The usual
comment on the intimidation in the yards by the new HH hit squad have
been discussed a lot but they usually don't go crazy on this site
until people start throwing names out there. That really surprises me
as well as other posters. If there is a supervisor who is pulling
people out of service for minor petty stuff that can be handled in
house with a local TM then their name is usually posted on here to let
others know who this person is.  Rumors are flying around that they
pulled a crew out of service for reading a newspaper while they were in
a crew room waiting for work but since they were on the clock they
charged them with a violation of unauthorized reading material.  

Ok mole..... lets see what you got now!

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

Hey Graham Cracker Butmunch if gonna post something have make sense. Or
better yet don't post anything just go take some pictures of a passing
train and dream about operating it knuckle head

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

Yes, Willard is next. Heard it on a trainmasters conference call. There
aren't going to be any originating trains anymore and Willard will
only be used for interchange with other railroads, and for block swap.
All yard jobs and all but one yardmaster are supposed to be gone. All
but 2 trainmasters. It's not going to be good for new castle and
Willard.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 02 October 2017

New rumors running rampant. Since, Avon's closing didn't work. Now CSX
is looking at closing Willard Ohio as they feel it would be the next
logical step in the process of streamlining work.

Name: Mr.Ed
E-mail: Mr.ed@oxygen1.com
Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years
Posted: 01 October 2017

I know how to run a railroad I wrote the playbook.  I'm not leaving
here a failure but I'm a short timer.  There are up and coming colts
that I'm grooming for when I leave.  


Before I leave I'm going to have PTI drivers qualified to run trains. 
 They may smell like cat shit but they will work for peanuts. 

Annual rule class will be replaced by Mr.Ed camps.

Yardmasters will be running etest.

No more water,ice or crew packs.  It's your shared responsibility to
be prepared.


No more safety glasses it's a waste of time and money


Hourly rate for you donkey fuckers

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

Ya one thing Human Resources does now,before they hire an employee is
check all the social media on a person. I know this my wife is in Human
Resources for the company she works at. Also people have been fired for
unbecoming an employee for some things they post. Ya it happens,now a
days a lot of guys are pussy whipped.  Scared of divorce !!!

Name: have2vent
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 01 October 2017

I'm sick of working everyday paying every damn bill. While my wife sits
home on her fat ass talking to other rr'ers wifes about the railroad
and all of us who work out there.

I just want to say thanks to the dumbass who got all this bullshit
started by giving their bitch access to the mainframe.   Now thanks to
a few its a fucking cancer spreading across the system.  Anyone who
allows their wife on facebook's csx wifes is a damn fool.   We are not
friends we just happen to work at the same place.. My life is not your
bitches business.  Some your wives know more about what's going on
than the ones out there. 


If we get a bonus this year try to keep the bitch from finding out and
spreading the news.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 30 September 2017

To Exlc your right about labour laws. By the time the union got Hh to
court it would be years from now. He knows this and what he did in
Canada. Iím sure he will try to do at CSX. And that is all it is to
kick union members in the balls. And a republican government is not
union friendly. He knows the best time to get non union people to run
the trains are now..office staff do not want to run trains but will be
forced to.

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

Bidro....blah 

And this info helps us how??? Get our claims paid? Get the customers
serviced?  Fix the damn train lineups? Stop the intimidation and
harassment by the new HH hit squads?  Stop job losses?  Bring the
furloughed guys back? Now if you had pics of him in bed with HH wife
maybe you would have something to work with!

Name: Timothy j  bibro
E-mail: 5711 belmer ,dr parma
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 30 September 2017

do you mean Timothy J Bibro  that lives at 5711 Belmer dr parma ohio 
case #882904 Cuyahoga county  phone #440-340-2304  what a guy!!!!

Name: tim J Bibro
E-mail: 2098586
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 29 September 2017

Tim J Bibro .ex conrail conductor from rockport yadrd is being charged
for assult  Tort .They want 125, 000 dollars   .20conductors plus dave
smidt will testify he is the big ass hole. look it up he lives in parma
ohio. there is a god !!!! pay back timmy

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 29 September 2017

http://business.financialpost.com/transportation/the-other-side-of-hunter-harrisons-cp-legacy-white-collar-workers-driving-trains/amp

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 29 September 2017

https://wcmimages-nationalpost-com.cdn.ampproject.org/ii/w680/wcmimages.nationalpost.com/images?url=https://financialpostcom.files.wordpress.com/2017/02/fp0218-gs-cprail.png&w=302&h=226

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 29 September 2017

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/cp-draws-fire-for-using-managers-to-operate-trains-following-collision-in-bc/article34315359/?service=amp

Name: Carman
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 28 September 2017

Cprail Conductors and engineers are in same union as USA members. Like I
posted before. Hh layed  off over five thousand employees. To make up
for that he trained all office staff. It was mandatory. You can find
this on google. Office staff trained as conductors and engineers in
half the time with a simulator and was approved by transport Canada. He
is just repeating at csx everything he did at cprail. He used the excuse
to train office staff as back up employees in case of a strike they can
keep the trains running. But when they had shortage of crews they used
office staff to run the trains instead of recalling employees. On
google there are lots of interviews with media and ceo creal and union
heads. Check it out for yourself,because that is what he is doing with
CSX. This was seen as unsafe because office staff had next to no hours
in the field. Office staff said they are in fear running trains because
they have limited experience. But there concerns where ignored by cp
heads and transport Canada.

Name: Exlc
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 28 September 2017

All union members 

HH has made it clear that all trainmsster who are not licensed
engineers will go to engine school and become lisenced.  His reasoning
for this is because they must also be able to supervise and be
knowledgable in the skills of all engineers. Since he did away with RF
positions that is understandable but Mark my word if he thinks he's
pulling a fast one and going to use them in the seat in place of the
hard working union dues paying members he better think again! All
members can sue the pants off of their union if they allow this to
happen.  Read and understand your legal rights as a union member in the
United states. Read the LMRDA regulations. If HH tries this it will be
one of the most blatant outright attempts to union bust and any union
should take him to federal court.

Name: X
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years
Posted: 28 September 2017

The next CSX CEO has already been chosen and is being shaped into Hunter
II

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 28 September 2017

There are still crew consist agreements in place.

If a co. officer (or other) performs a function\task that is supposed
to be done by a contact employee - penalty day claim.  If an officer
(or other) supplements a crew [ie: works a shift, day, trip as a
crewmember], then a 5 day penalty claim.

Not many pre 1985 employees out there anymore. 
The co. has to be paying way less in wages, etc. compared to earlier
times & still not satisfied? Sad.

Name: Reality Check
E-mail: 
Employed as: M of W, for 1-10 years
Posted: 27 September 2017

Coworker had copy of new CSX magazine.  Page 15 with picture of first
Hunter camp. Hunter looks like a dead man sitting there in the middle.
And the pretty boy on the left in the pink jacket. Wonder how many in
the picture went back to hotel room and brushed their teeth or stuck
their finger down their throat after looking at themselves in the
mirror. Hope Hunter is dressed in his best when he meets his maker.
Maybe he can wear Dapper Dan's pretty pink sportcoat. Nauseating!!

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

I think customers should lawyer up. Get CSX to court for breach of
contract loss of business,and seek compensation. I don't understand
why they are not sounding the horn on this.

Name: Customer 
E-mail: 
Employed as: CSX Customer, for N/A
Posted: 27 September 2017

Sickofwaiting 


You know you can file an annonymous complaint with the stb in behalf of
the customer.  If the customer is afraid of taking CSX to the mat
because of fear or customer retaliation you can call and tell them they
aren't getting serviced and for how long. Let the stb call them and ask
questions. An example of customer retaliation would be giving bad
references to inquiring companies as to their reliability on paying for
services,working with crews and railroad support. Yes an industry can
get a bad rep. From a railroad that blah balls them.

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

I heard a few things not sure if true but here goes
1- Dispatchers will be moved to Jacksonville and will cross train to
learn all areas so they can be used as a dispatcher for any area in the
system at any time.
2-T/E extra boards will soon be combined so you can be called for any
line of road at any time, yard extra boards will be included as well.
3-Managers will soon be required to protect engineer and conductor
positions as needed.
4-Freight pool guys, local guys, and regularly assigned yard guys will
be required to protect vacancies as needed.

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

Rhonda, I don't know what state you live in but in my state anything
after 2 years of marriage earned & gained becomes communal property.
That means that $4000 is your money if you hire a good attorney. Of
course the amount spent on a lawyer could be beyond $4000. Sometimes
it's best to walk away especially only after 2.5 years.

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

Well Ronda sounds like you will be better off without the bum. Once a
fence jumper always a fence jumper.

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

Do these customers have a contract with CSX. And if CSX can't fulfill
the contract obligation. Does CSX have to compensate customers for
breach of service????just wondering!

Name: Mr.Ed
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 26 September 2017

T.L

You're just the kinda guy we've been looking for out at the stable. 
You're on your way to the top.  That kinda go to attitude the skies
the limit.  Welcome to the donkey club.

Name: Sickofwaiting
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 26 September 2017

STB/FRA  
the trains are getting longer and customers are still not getting
service. Haven't serviced 2 of ours for over a week. They are talking
about getting trucks to bring stuff in.  Why the hell have you been so
quiet. You have to be getting complaints. Maybe it's been quiet
because the ones who were sick of waiting have moved on and found
another way to get their product.  We would all love to see a list of
the customers who have dumped CSX because they were sick of waiting on
this PSR plan. We have stock in this company too. We have a right to
know how much business we have lost. Maybe plan on investing somewhere
else!

Name: Mr.Ed
E-mail: Horseofcoarse.com
Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 26 September 2017

Mr. lolflon 

Sounds like your a man getting a promotion.

Name: lerry lambert
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 26 September 2017

Yard limits suck

Name: Mr.Ed
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 26 September 2017

Heeeeee I did lose a shoe.

Name: larry lambert
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 26 September 2017

All i hear from my LC is that they can do that

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

Ya I don't get it,the terminal I work at the yard is mostly empty. And
we are interchange terminal. No trains but the stock went up 14 dollars
in the last two weeks and holding. Maybe CEO Creal has a horse shoe up
his ass when he got kicked by mr.ED

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 26 September 2017

I think the name of the site should be changed to
CSX-reallySucksNow!.com

Name: Mr.Ed
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 26 September 2017

Eugene

I hope this letter finds you still kicking.  It's me your good ole
buddy Mr.Ed.  I'll be back in the office in a couple weeks.  Don't
forget to take all your meds but take it easy on the crack pipe.

I wanted to ask you to take easy on all these hard working men out
there.   PSR has a better chance of surviving if the men got a hell of
a raise and more time off.


P.S.  You do know that's cindy dressed up like me that's been giving
you advice. No worries will see you in a couple weeks


Horse of Course,
Mr.Ed

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

Mr.Ed camps coming to a terminal near you.  

                      5 Guiding Principles
 
  1  Customer Service
     Do what we say or the customer can hit the highway. Be easy to
business with unless they make a request then take em to the woodshed
of course.

  2  Costs Controlling
    Sell off anything and everything we can make a dime on. Need more  
horse costumes

  3 Optimizing Assets
    idle locos, cars and layoff men
 
  4 Developing Employees
    Make them drink the kool aid, dress up in horse costumes and feed
one another carrots.

Name: Mr.Ed
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 25 September 2017

Contract will be setltled as soon as D.pierce sucks the old man off.

Name: Mr. Ed
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 25 September 2017

Fact

It's all true. He also sucks cindy's dick.

Name: Fact 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 25 September 2017

Is it true that Eugene makes Bob Frulla and Cindy Sandborn dress up in
horse costumes and makes them give him advice when Mr Ed isn't
available? Asking for a friend....

Name: not fooled
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 25 September 2017

OK OTHER

Don't pretend to be some stupid idiot that thinks trains may not have
brakes because we all know better. Quit trying to bait people into a
stupid idiotic conversation because your boys in Jacksonville are tired
of reading about their ignorant, immoral and abusive behavior. We
aren't falling for it. So go back and do what any little mole does and
slip back under your rock. And if for some reason you really are that
ignorant GOOGLE TRAINS!  Jesus man.  Is this the best HH has to throw
out there!

Name: Mr.Ed
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 25 September 2017

Thanks for welcoming me as the carrier advisor. I try to get the old guy
to
listen to me! Brrrrrrrrrrrr

Name: es
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 1-10 years
Posted: 25 September 2017

Eugene is raising hell about peoples saying he's getting information
from his horse.  That "Mr.Ed" is really calling all the shots. 
Whoever got this started Eugene has noticed.  Good job

Name: BLET GC HANNAH
E-mail: crock@blet.org
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 25 September 2017

Mr. Hannah...Please consider a retirement before the upcoming GC
elections and do the Brotherhood a favor. We are tired of the financial
treachery imposed on the membership by the committee's greed!
And maybe come out of the closet accept a higher management position
with Union Pacific!

Name: Fis
E-mail: Nonya
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 25 September 2017

Glad we've got president trump in office to save American jobs.... He
vowed to have people working in America where is he at now... him and
hunter are probably out riding horses together..

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 25 September 2017

Hh gets railroader of the years,magazine with pictures of dirt bags.
Gratification party for the greedy that makes them feel better taking
money out of employees pockets and putting in there pockets. Hh and
friends are legends in there own minds.reminds me of history when
Custered and army went in and killed all the people in an Indian
settlement. And took the land because they found gold on there
property. Just different tactic from past times. But same results for
the greedy.

Name: Cool mo D
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 25 September 2017

Just got my new CSX magazine. Nicely done by the publisher. As you can
see while skimming through it a picture of the VP OF OPERATIONS that my
friends is the reason our yes our railroad is so screwed up. This man
could not put together a toy train and make it operate efficiently. Now
throw in the VP of car man age mentioned and WOWZA what a mess.

Name: Mr.Ed
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 25 September 2017

Back pay?  I'm not paying you back pay.  I need a new feedbag and a
stable. My partner needs new medical equipment.   there want be back
pay only 23/hr

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

Back pay? I'm new to contracts, what is the back pay for? Who is
entitled?

Name: Mr.Ed
E-mail: eugene@oxygenpl.com
Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 24 September 2017

PSR you no good lazy should have been fry cooks.

Name: Carman
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 24 September 2017

One thing I noticed with management working under Hh. They go into
survival mode because the buddy buddy system is now gone. Once Hh gets
there name and position he checks them out. Some of these managers
could not organize a drunk in a liquor store. Those ones will be weeded
out,of the management team. People react in funny ways when there
livelihood is threatened. Hh has seen it all knows all the secrets and
they will not pull one over on him. He has his informants all over the
place and report back to him. It is one place I would not want to be is
a manager for CSX. They make good wage. And if they get fired,they know
on the street in the real world they are minimum wage people. If your a
manager at CSX you better produce or Hh will have you on the street. I
seen many managers fired at cp,people I thought where all safe. But Hh
is for Hh and the share holders,If he can fire someone that's an easy
hundred grand that goes back into  the pot.

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

My manager had double standards, and treated her subordinates different
than her "equals". She was all about breaking people' back and not
having enough commons sense to understand logical explanations. She was
a hypocrite, and was always trying to get dirt to use against others,
all of this while pretending to be a friend. CSX used to a good
company. Now is just one more GREAT example of corporate America
killing good hard working American, and not caring about a loyalty or
showing any remorse for FIRING so many good people... The name of this
website is PERFECT.

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

What happened to the STB hearing on Sep 12th?

Hunter is turning CSX into the worst class I railroad in a very short
time.  The media reported continued customer delays and disruptions as
of 2 days ago while worker layoffs continue. It doesnt take much to see
the total disregard for employees and customers by the Harrison regime.
The  Board is complicit.

Name: Retired
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 24 September 2017

When Hh was at cp all office staff where quailed in a simulator and a
few runs. You can google this,and read whole story people. I'm sure he
will do same thing at CSX. Office staff where certified in no time as
conductors and hoggers. Very dangerous move on companies part.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 24 September 2017

Since when is going into suppression an emergency application???

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 24 September 2017

Use the Dyno??? Are you a foamer that's never really been on an engine?
Who the fuck calls dynamic brakes the Dyno? There are plenty of times
where it's necessary to stretch brake. Bad neighborhoods where kids
pull cut levers when you're stopped, places where your train is uphill
and down hill at the same time, when you have 140 auto racks... Etc...
There are things that road foreman didn't know. Most managers became
managers because they couldn't handle being on the road. That usually
means they've never spent time on an engine. Probably like yourself
who is reading from a (poorly written) foamer article about what it's
like to run an engine. But my road foreman said..... But... That's not
what the rules say... Like those idiots know anything.

Name: Mr.Ed
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 24 September 2017

I'm only going to pay you bitches 23/hr.

Name: ASKING
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 24 September 2017

BLET MEMBERS

Rumors are flying around that the BLET turned down offer of pay raise
offered (53.00) and said no to other offers. Asked LC and he said he
wasn't sure what was happening.  What the hell am I paying these damn
union reps for if I can get an straight answer from an LC. None of us
at work want this super pool crap. No way does any of us want to be on
one big extra board working every single job in our division. Besides,
we have shit load of territory to run over from Toledo Ohio to St Louis
Illinois with locals and yard jobs. Half the guys are qualified both
directions and it would take over a year to get everyone qualified
everywhere. Some ex TM's who are back on the ground are saying HH is
saying everyone only needs one qualifying run to be trained. IF this is
true this quy is a frickin crazy nut crack case. Especially when we go
on foreign lines and some yards are screwed up as hell. One trip does
not make someone truly qualified. The FRA has to stand up on this one.
A pilot extra board better be established too.  This whole thing is
starting to smell like one big unsafe loser stink pile to most of us!

Name: Norespectharrision
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for N/A
Posted: 24 September 2017

As soon as this old fuck drops dead from respiratory arrest or COPD, I
will travel down to Florida to PISS on his grave. This old fuck has no
respect for the people who work hard that makes him a rich old man so
his gold digger wife can go buy horses and new shiney things. So
that's how I will repay the respect he gives myself and the rest of
us.

Name: Carman
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 24 September 2017

One thing most crew or fm don't know is once a track has been air
tested by carman. And a shedule A for number one break test has been
provided. If any of those. Cars are switched out again and crew bleeds
cars off they have to be retested. Or a number one test is only good
for 24 hours. After that they have to be retested. But if air machine
is left on track in charge position. The twenty four hours does not
count. I have seen tracks that have been tested then for some reason
switch crew goes back in bleeds cars off. Then out going train ties
onto track but can't get his air. In most cases the bleed rods are
stuck open and hogger can't get his calibration down.

Name: Nice
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years
Posted: 23 September 2017

NO JOKE!!!!   Eugene is making references to Mr.Ed.  I'm not sure where
this started but he is speaking of Mr.Ed.

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

If your train goes into emergency and you inspect train and can't find
any problem you could have a kicker. Walk back ten cars from front end
turn angle cock set brakes up. Open angle cock walk back another ten
cars close angle cock. If brakes go into emergency the kicker is in the
head end twenty cars. Now turn angle cock at each car and you should
find kicker. Now cut out car bleed air off that car and you should be
good to go.

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

First off, an emergency application is an emergency application. 
Doesn't matter what caused it.  So if there is some idiot crew that
doesn't understand why or for what reason you are inspecting the train
after an emergency application, then you probably should not be here,
it's not safe for the rest of us.  How idiotic to think , well , PTC
did it so no need to inspect or do the required 10 .  

As for PTC, well, you don't understand that either.  If you are
approaching the beginning limits and it hasn't changed to active (
will also be color display instead of grey), then you approach the
first signal prepared to stop.  In every case I've seen, 1500 feet
away and PTC becomes active.  Other than initial implementation where
bugs were worked out this works every time.  In some cases PTC will
become active further out and there's no need to slow down.

For the idiots that seem to be hoping for this company to fail or the
stock to take a dive, Jesus Christ, how stupid can you be?  If it does
you may find yourself working for a shortline in the near future. Or
for another RR.  Ole HH not gone lose any more per share than we are.
CSX will never be what it was pre HH so you may as well quit whining,
spreading false information, and be professional and do your job..  If
you keep your mouth shut, let them make the decisions, and do exactly
what they say, you'll make a fortune right now. Yeah, things are in
the shitter, who cares, I come to work to make money, and there's
plenty to be made right now.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 23 September 2017

Anyone hear rumors or anything about furloughs coming?

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

No new business at cprail still cutting everything. In five day period
shares went up 14 dollars this week!!

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

It was pretty neat how a couple of americansHh creal came to
Canada,railroaded us and went home with the goods. Creal still at cp
,but thinks he is in Iraq,run the place like military or tries to.
Hunter goes back to his home turf to exploit his fellow Americans,Hh
draft dodger. Could care a less how many families suffer. The prick is
evil to the core. But in his mind just business as usual. I don't
think he will live long enough to be caught by karma. It's his last
show. He is going to put on a good one. By the time these business
people are done with America. There is McDonald's and Walmart to work
at.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 22 September 2017

So true and government and board of directors eat it all up, becomes a
cult.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years
Posted: 22 September 2017

Corporate raiders take over a company, fire people, sell assets, and
milk the company to boost the stock price.  They don't care about
customers or employees. It is a proven strategy to make millions in
short term and then move on. A major flaw of unregulated capitalism.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 22 September 2017

Sounds like hunter is starting his.shit at CSX like he did with CNand
cp. it's not pretty went threw it.i think a guy is better off taking a
layoff and collecting benefits. Because the guys left working,they are
going to work the shit out of you and chase you all day. We went threw
it you can get stressed out pretty fast. And company brags how they get
double production out of one person. And the bs gets thicker and
thicker,to where some just quit !

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 20-30 years
Posted: 22 September 2017

36 craftsman furloughed today from Cumberland locomotive shop!

Name: 1x
E-mail: ehh@oxygenplease.com
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 22 September 2017

cuts everywhere to save a buck and 2million renovation Jax Hq

Needs a stable for Mr.Ed and medical equipment i guess.

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

If CSX can run off a couple hundred more customers, Precision
Railroading will be a success.

Name: Retired
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 22 September 2017

This is a one shot deal for Hh ,he has only been there a short time and
has made many cuts. Believe me he is far from done cutting at CSX. He
will sell anything that he can get a dollar for. And shut machines down
that he can. Turn the heat and lights off in the shops etc. I could go
on and on. It makes no sense to us to run a business this way. But just
watch the shares go up. I seen it all how one man can affect so many
lives in a negative way. But the share holders love him. Brace yourself
people,he is a dangerous hurricane to CSX.

Name: 1x
E-mail: oxygendeprived.com
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 22 September 2017

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwiIm66ns7nWAhVl0oMKHSZFDU8QqUMIKDAA&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.reuters.com%2Farticle%2Fus-csx-disruptions-exclusive%2Fexclusive-persistent-rail-service-disruptions-dog-csx-customers-idUSKCN1BW2TO&usg=AFQjCNHOkl_JpM_EbeB8vj-JRDFRK39WRg


Yeah,  Eugene and Mr.Ed are full of shit.   I can't believe a bullshit
statement can send stock up too.  It's all smoke and mirrors guys.

Name: Nobody
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 22 September 2017

Operating ratio is simple to get down when you only have 15 trains to
run. Get rid of all those pesky customers that slow our 15 trains down.
Close sidings and straightline switches. No reason to slow down then!!
Keep it up skeletor. By your 80th birthday, you should have effectively
raised the price of most commodities in our country while you are in
your casket with your money bags. Fuck you and your horses you probably
never rode!

Name: Carman
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 22 September 2017

Before Hh our rail yard was plugged ,major traffic in and out. Lots of
activity in the yard and main line. After Hh came threw most days you
could fire a cannon ball threw yard and hit nothing. We where one of
the busiest terminals in Canada. We built most trains that went into
USA. And we received trains from USA. Cp stock went up seven dollars in
one week. But no rail traffic I find it hard to figure out where all the
trains are. They are now closing nineteen sidings in western Canada ????
I don't see how this is preparing for the future and so called more
business.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 22 September 2017

Cprail had 16500 employees beforeHh came. After Hh we are now about ten
thousand. So if Hh tries to cut same ratio at CSX. You could see 13000
employees laid off. Sad but this guy will try and get operating ratio
to the lowest ever. He has lots of push behind him!!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 22 September 2017

Cumberland shop just cut 50 machinist, electricians, boilermakers, etc

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

The last furlough I heard about was before the stb got involved. That's
what made me think that. I know in other situations, the stb made them
call people back, and imposed fines for manpower shortages. Even under
the old regime, this situation calls for cuts. I think this guy is
waiting for the meeting, or possibly/probably the fourth quarter to
make his numbers look good

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

Cool MO. I think they were just talking about speed in the yard tracks.




Here's a hot rumor. RCO coming back due to BLE asking for too much
money.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years
Posted: 21 September 2017

T&E jobs will continue to be reduced under HH.  This is the same
playbook he used at CN and CPRS.  Rant all you want, however, as long
as Mantle Ridge and the investor groups which support them back HH, he
will continue to reshape CSX which means less T&E jobs.  Only the STB
provides a small glimmer of hope, however he has eluded them in the
past and his pronouncement of "We are back" weeks ago had the effect
of bring the share price back above $50.  It is quite sad to observe
some of the changes since March 6th.   

Persistent rail service disruptions dog CSX customers

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/exclusive-persistent-rail-disruptions-dog-194510207.html?.tsrc=applewf

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

In Canada all locomotives have gps now,and all company vehicles. They
can tell everything if you put you seatbelt on etc. I have seen many
trains come into the yard and there up in the cab downloading
everything. So if there was ever an incedent  the computer tells the
whole story. Good in a lot of ways the data can save you or crush you.

Name: Cool mo D
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 21 September 2017

People if you're running on the main you run on signals or another
authority for movement all you need to know is the signal as crossing
you should know where they are if you're qualified on that section of
railroad it's not half the range of vision just cuz of the weather

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

From carman in fog they put ditch lights on and blind every body.

Name: Interested party
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 21 September 2017

Hogger

Just read your post and as an interested railroad person I agree 100%
that you and other engineers should have full control over how you run
your trains.  My question is what do you do when you are running in fog
or rain that is so bad you cant see more than a foot in front of your
window.  If you are coming into a yard and you cant see how do you move
in the yard tracks at all? You have switches everywhere. I've seen most
local yards. Do you not move the train and make your conductor get off
and walk ahead of the train or do they have someone make sure you are
already lined up in your tracks. Surely they don't force you to keep
moving your train when you cant even see half the range of vision

Name: Crapola
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Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 21 September 2017

Did the surface transportation board put a stop to furloughs until the
meeting or something? With the lost business and the normal fall/
winter slowdown starting, there isn't much work. Our extra board has
had 21 turns for a month now, and it's not turning. It takes a week to
go to work for 1 trip. I'm not wishing for it, it just seems strange to
keep that many turns on it and keep paying guarantee when it's not even
being used. Anyone know anything about that?

Name: 
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Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 21 September 2017

Hh is an asshole but he is not stupid. These managers running around
trying to get something on the employees that make the company money.
Are living in a mind set that they are doing great things for CSX. In
reality hunter is making these managers feel important. Giving them all
the rope they need to hang themselves,lots will cross the line and Hh
will can them.once these managers get so paranoid they will start
eating there own.Hh dismantled the old boys club and the CSX will never
see it again

Name: 
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Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 20 September 2017

Before Hh came to CSX,they got rid of 1000 dead weight managers that
where getting good pay. The railway still ran after they where gone.
These maggots running around rail yards which radar guns and looking
around corners. If they can do that and not be doing a real management
job that adds value to CSX. Quess what they are next on the Hh hit
list,trust me. Seen the exact same thing at Cp.These people are just Hh
henchmen for now. But they mean nothing to Hh. Most of the managers that
are still there most will fall on there own swords. Just like Hh is
counting on. Nepotism is going to the way side,with computers you have
to show production. And it is harder and harder to lie with today's
technology. So the the time will come when all these managers will have
to prove that they brought value to CSX. If they can't there gone.

Name: hogger
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 20 September 2017

Ape

We don't have increased track speed in the yard on our division. They
threw a few speed increases out on a few tracks but cancelled them. its
still 10 MPH in the yards and on tracks other than main and signaled
tracks.  If you read the rules it states very clearly what you are
supposed to do. 

For those of you out in the public who might be interested in what our
rule says and how fast we can go here it is.

Trains using other than main or signaled track MUST MOVE at a speed
that permits stopping within half the range of vision. short of a
train, a car, on-track equipment, an obstruction, s stop signal, a
derail, or an improperly lined switch and MUST NOT EXCEED 10 mph!

It is up to the sole discretion of the the engineer at what speed he
wants to travel to safely move the train. Blind curves, rain, fog, yard
lights, workers light, foggy windows, no mirrors for use, condition of
the locomotives all play a part in the engineers decisions.

It has already been discussed with the FRA whether or not an engineer
could be written up for moving slower than designated speed and the
answer was NO! NO! NO! if the engineer feel that the speed he has
chosen is to move the train safely. The company can not tell any
engineer "You will run track speed and if you cant then we will write
you up for delay of train"!  
As for the head hunting, its the same crap HH did on the other
railroads.  He will stop at nothing to increase the bottom line in the
expense book and increase the profits.   There is a big difference in
saving money verses making money. HH isn't making money. He is saving
money right now and only because he has cut the workforce. No way in
hell he is making money with the customer base he has lost. He is using
his own investments to fill the gaps. Everyone knows how to cook the
books. If he has it his way everyone who is left standing will be doing
the work of 2 men thus saving him millions in expenses. Problem is that
humans aren't built that way and cant be expected to do the work of 2
people all the time. Doesn't matter how much of raise he offers
everyone. We average 27 bucks and hour. He wants each man to do the
work of two then he better be offering 65 an hour. The cost of two men
and the cost of wear and tear on the body! Muscle and back injuries and
fatigue. 
They had a name for a man like that in old days.... they were called
Plantation slave owners.  Used their mules like a dog until they were
worn out then discarded them for younger stock. Get ready for it. 
You take a hourly wage increase and you better be able to work the
labor or two men. If not you will be gone!

Name: 
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Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 20 September 2017

Just get out of the cab and lay the slippers to the maggots they will
get message

Name: turtle
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Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 20 September 2017

WARNING


Hit squad is running around yards with radar guns. Don't know if they
got them from CSX police or if they have them helping them. Just wrote
some people up for speeding.  Bet they charge them with conduct
unbecoming and that will be a major.  Everything they can charge you
with can be trumped up to a major with the new discipline policy.

I hope they take them to court and demand that they show when the last
time their little radar guns were calibrated and registered to be
correct.   The next time anyone see's a supervisor blow a stop sign in
the yard or speed to beat a train or hump cut out of the yard I hope to
god they get them on video and make a citizens arrest!

Name: Ric flair
E-mail: Narureboi@aol.com
Employed as: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 20 September 2017

Hit squad is back in louisville, had a yardmaster tell us they were
back, "and they have sharpened there knives, and looking for blood",
whatever in the fook that means. Stay frosty gents & ma'ladys

Name: roadmaster 1
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Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 20 September 2017

here is the latest csx news, hunter Harrison has lost all work trains to
norfolk southern.no longer can csx support own work trains.

Name: 
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Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 20 September 2017

One good thing about railway jobs is they can't move the railway to
china or other Asian counties. Like they did with Harley Davidson and
all the manufacturing jobs. And it cost big money to train a
railroader. Sooner or later they will need you. But can't run the
railway with out you.

Name: Chad Wilbourn "Fan"
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Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 19 September 2017

What is it with your admiration of that sleazy character? Did he pass
his wife around [like the others] in order to get promotions? Because
that's how it works on the UP!

Name: 
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Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 19 September 2017

Retired,
Yeah, more often than not; the worst bitchers, complainers, whiners,
are the same who never do anything at all worthwhile - then can be the
best ever at cowering if\when in any kind of trouble.

Name: Retired
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Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 19 September 2017

Retired after thirty five years my last five years was with Hh. I see a
lot of articles that the union is not doing much at CSX. Maybe so the
only thing they can do is submit paper after an incident and wait for a
response from company,to act. I hear a lot of hourly wage talk for
engineers. The company can propose,the pay change to union heads at
which time has to be presented to the membership to vote. That goes
with all the changes to the contract. Democracy at its best.what I
found working on the railway was the biggest whiners never attend d
union meetings or voted on anything. But when the result came out they
cried all the time. It's your railway job and your union. Now is the
time to get involved and get educated what is going on.

Name: 
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Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 19 September 2017

I seen pictures of Hh ranch,a fucking horse has better taste. He has two
ranches maybe one is for the horses.

Name: 
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Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 18 September 2017

I keep reading comments about CSX doing poorly or underperforming but if
my memory is correct the company enjoyed several years of record profits
even with the loss of coal which was about one third of revenue just a
few years ago.These are the facts that people seem to overlook.

Name: Monitor
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Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 18 September 2017

OK OK


First off let me begin saying to you that NO ONE WANTS OR NEEDS YOUR
FILTHY FOUL MOUTH AND ISSUES WITH ANGER MANAGMENT SPILLED ALL OVER THIS
WEBSITE.  I can guarantee you that the webmaster(Atom Smasher) wont find
what you posted appropriate either because you have not posted anything
helpful or productive just filthy and hateful.  Get some help!!!


?????? 

To answer your question that no one seems to understand, YES you are
correct. As of close today CSX stock is valued at $52.12. That is what
it would cost you to buy 1 share if someone was willing to sell it. You
would incur fee's of course from your broker or who ever handled the
transaction for you. Same goes if you were to sell 1 share. I
understand exactly where you are coming from. You are probably not a
long term investor and only look at making a quick buck. Buy low sell
high.  Invest was correct in stating that the shares of Hershey are
worth more if you need a quick buck due to some hardship and you were
able to find someone who wanted to buy it for 110.00 a share. Most
people don't understand the long term investments of buying stock.
Most the people only look at how many shares the company has given them
and how much they can sell them for if they could and need hard cash
now. 
Do not think CSX is going to make you millions just because stock
prices are rising.  The only reason it has risen is because Hunter
Harrison attached his name to it and has a tract record of bringing
companies out of the dirt and into record profit highs. 
Stock goes up and down based on numerous factors and the rumor mill and
big shot promotions will always create a feeding frenzy. 
Its one big gamble. He has to put his money where his mouth is and
it's just to early in the game. You cant bring a company like CSX out
of the dirt by reputation alone even though it brought the stock prices
up!

Name: Uga
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Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 18 September 2017

Heard we lost ups contract at the end of month

Name: 1x
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 17 September 2017

Wax

Thank You!   You beat me to it.   We all wonder why corporate thinks we
are all dumbasses.

Name: Wax
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 16 September 2017

to invest
Hershey is not worth twice as much as CSX. There is more to it than
just the stock price.

Hershey has 212m shares with a market cap of 22.28b

CSX has 913m shares with a market cap of 44.51b

Name: 
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Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 16 September 2017

When Hh took over CP the stock was 68 bucks when he left the stock was
248. At present time it is 193 he made a lot of money for the share
holders. He is going to get the backing from everyone. Because they
think he can repeat these numbers with CSX. The name of the game is
greed and anything gets in his way he will try and go around it or
threw it.

Name: invest
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Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years
Posted: 16 September 2017

WAKE UP!


$54 dollars a share is NOT SHIT...Jesus people. Hershey's is 110.00. A
damn candy company is worth twice what csx is. Take a good look at the
other railroads. CSX is chump change. Look at other companies in this
country. Hell there are more candy companies that have better stock
than CSX!   All the stupid stockholders have this pipe dream that csx
will eventually be as successful as the other class one railroads.  You
have got to be totally retarded if you think so. You have to treat your
customers right. You have to keep promises that you make. You have to
DELIVER!  The only reason CSX has made it as long as they have without
going belly up is because they have outside investors keeping their
heads above water. They done nothing for the last 3 months but destroy
customer satisfaction and reliability. The stock isn't going down
because someone is playing the market and the media along with wall
street. Again, 54$ is not crap for a class 1 railroad!

Name: 
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Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 16 September 2017

From a local newspaper today:

Have you wondered why in Toledo you wait so long for trains? I can tell
you why. CSX is under new managers.

Their main goal is to use the least manpower. That is why you see 200
plus cars.

CSX is run by a robber baron E. Hunter Harrison. His main goal is to
ďcut the fat.Ē

A good idea if youíre a stockholder. Not a good idea if youíre an
employee. Building trains this size, should be regulated.

The local political factions are more than willing to take political
action committee money and ignore the facts.

Men are losing there jobs. It all fits into the fact that Mr. Harrison
couldnít care less about local life. After all, look at his property
for sale. $50,000 chandeliers for his horse barns in Florida. Is the
state of Indiana this scared of a railroad baron?

Name: 
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Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 16 September 2017

Pretty good post submitted by Employed as: Trainmaster/supervisor.

"......none of.....matters because it is the almighty dollar that is
controlling.........."  

At CSX, THEY (big shots, major investors, the Board of Directors, etc.)
wanted a new CEO & regime. WE (employees, unions, etc.) didn't have a
choice.

Name: 
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Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 16 September 2017

One comment on here mentioned that it has been quiet...that's because
the stock has been going up and the STB had to move their hearing. When
money talks...everyone shuts up. The stock just closed at $52.48 on
Friday and HH is patting himself on the back.  See...PSR is working. 
The proof is in the stock.  Who is complaining now? Customers?  Who
cares!  The stock is climbing just like HH said it would and he will be
the big hero. Our savior. 

 Lives destroyed, customers lost, a railroad in shambles...none of the
matters because it is the almighty dollar that is controlling HH,
Mantle Ridge, The Board and the rest of the greed that has consumed
CSX.  HH is a puppet being controlled by a hedge fund and big money -
and they will get their money back come hell or high water (hell is
already running the company and high water just blew through so.....). 
They will continue to cut jobs, continue to cut your pay, continue to
cut benefits, continue to pit you against one another until they have
wrought every penny out of CSX and then...they will dump it or find a
way to merge it so they make more money. 

It has been said on here many times but...it is ALL about money. 
People and lives don't matter anymore. Morale and job
satisfaction...who cares?  Workers despise each other and
management...good!  The plan is working!  Looking over your shoulder at
every turn?  HH says that's the way it should be. By the time HH is
gone, every worker at CSX will have a legit PTSD claim.  Hopefully he
is gone sooner rather than later for the sake of everyone who has
worked hard to build CSX and for all of those who lost their jobs and
want to see him pay for what he has done to them and their families.

Name: 
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Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 16 September 2017

Phyco logic warfare on the union membership. Hh wants to cause as much
termoil to employees as possible. If he can get the union membership
fighting with each other and reps. It takes focus off him some what.
Senior guys start resenting newer employees getting better jobs,and so
on. It's all part of his plan he did it at CN and CP wait till he cuts
employees so deep that all office staff will be trained to run trains.
You can google that on cp office staff running trains. He knows that
really hurts membership. And your union can't do a hell of a lot. Till
after the fact,then they can just put in a grievance and wait for it to
be heard by an arbitrator. It's frustrating but this will keep
happening till Hh is gone and then common sense might be return to CSX.
Seen all this play out at cp. Creal thinks he is running cp like the
military but contracts are coming up so he has to soften his stance
with union. It's all about controll and breaking you down one at a
time,then reprogramming your mind to think,Hh is the greatest. Myself I
hate the fucker for the families he affected .

Name: waiting
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Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 16 September 2017

Fellow workers


Talked to my LC and he had no answers on what is going on with our
agreement talks and about our pay.  Said they are talking and are
supposedly not agreeing on some of the issues the company wants to
change like medical cost and pay raises. Still want to talk about one
man crews. rumors are flying that HH wants one big super pool at all
terminals. No more running rosters. Everyone is qualified on everything
and seniority isn't good for anything but vacation day. That's going
to go over real good with guys who have 20 years or more and haven't
worked anything but one pool for the last 10. Have over 200 people who
aren't qualified on everything and they say they will give each person
one ride on each job. BULLSHIT! One trip does not make a person
qualified. Just more FRA violations to file.  What good is it to have
years and years of seniority to lose it to someone who has a year or
less. Freight is still backed up our here and industries are not being
serviced. They are bringing in new TM's every week to replace the ones
HH had fired or forced out.  That was a slap in the face to the good
TM's we already had and new the terminals.  Its been to quiet. There
has to be something going down and the Unions and the reps are talking.
What the hell are we paying union dues for? Thought it was for a
contract. They are working for us. taking our money to provide us a
service. What is going on? They better start talking to the people who
are paying them!

Name: EXLC
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Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 15 September 2017

Legal   

What you should have done is to advise "DAVE" if he/she is aware of
violations of federal law then it is his/her duty to report it.
Willingly  and knowingly holding back information of someone committing
a federal offense makes that party just as guilty. 

Dave....if you know of such offenses then it is your obligation as a
U.S. citizen to notify the proper authorities. If you are afraid for
some reason such as legal suits filed against you by csx then you can
always send all the proof that you have to both union internationals by
means of certified/registerd mail. That way there is proof you sent it
and they signed for it.

Name: 
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Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 15 September 2017

Well pall if you have to travel to go to classes,I'm sure they have to
pay you mileage if you use your own car. Or pay for other
transportation. Meals rooms etc,I treated it like paid holiday when I
had to leave home base.

Name: 
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Employed as: Engine repair, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 15 September 2017

I notice awhile back there was a system notice about how the selection
for engine school would be. They said training would be in Atlanta. I
thought they shut down the redi center down? So why the fuck would I
have to travel 500 plus mile to go to engine school if the redi  
center's shut down. Rumor I heard the last day a class was finished
(I'm not sure what the traing was for) they were taking  stuff off the
walls and boxing it up and shipping it out.why not train people closers
to there home terminals or even regionally. No fucking reason to go to
Atlanta if there is no redi center.

Name: 
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Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 14 September 2017

You see what Hh is doing to CSX he gets these managers to go out and
fire who ever they want. One less body helps get his operating ratio
down. And brings stock price up,but when they cut so deep that they
have trouble crewing trains. He just fills the spots with management.
Another thing all the people that are fired will go threw the process
to get there jobs back and most will. With back pay and benefits. Hh
will be long gone when a lot of these hearings happen. So he does not
care how many people get fired. And csx. is going to have to make all
employees whole again at a big expense. Again not Hh problem,he wants a
high stock price then they will all cash in and run. Hh is getting away
with firing people,but in the end CSX is not.

Name: YEA
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Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 14 September 2017

Cond 1-10

You are 100% right.  This no napping issue was brought to the FRA's
attention when it first came out and they claimed they didn't know a
thing about the rule change. We asked them if we needed to file
complaints with the fatigue specialist and the office in Chicago said
no that they would look into it.  So far not a word has been heard from
anybody in the FRA. No one in either union has said anything about
taking this insane rule change to the mat with HH.  So in the mean time
it is suggested that everyone and we mean EVERYONE  take the safest
course of action and follow the previous rule if you are tired as hell
and do not feel rested.  Take notes of every time you are woke up in
the middle of the night by crew callers running the rosters to fill
jobs because of man power shortages. Some people have reported their
phones ringing over a half dozen times through out the nite. They know
the calls are not for them. They know what trains are scheduled on
their pools.  Not only are they woke up continuously but so is the rest
of their family. If you need to rest you are empowered to take the
safest course of action.  If you tell crew management that you cant
take your call because you are tired as hell from being woke up all
night they will charge you for refusing to take the call and pull you
out of service.  They created the situation that you are in. Make notes
of every time they do it.   Take your nap!

Name: 
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Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 14 September 2017

Safety first if you need to rest those eyes go for it. Screw Hh my life
is more valuable than Hh ego .Always have always will nap Any expert
doctor would agree. A twenty minute nap can revive a person.

Name: 
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Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 14 September 2017

It won't be long till Hh fires all his dead weight managers. Then the
tail will be back wagging the dog in no time.

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

Cp here after reading all the articles sounds like,Hh has unleashed all
his bullshit on you people like he did in Canada. Good luck with your
fight against these inhuman pricks.

Name: Been there
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Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years
Posted: 12 September 2017

Yms.  

 Don't forget hh is a union ball buster. Hates them. Federal laws
protect u in this country better than most. Doesn't mean the union
won't sell u out.  Remember what hh said...cultures change one funeral
at a time. Do yardmasters need a union if they can go out and play in
the field with their supervisors?  Just something to think about.

Name: 
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 12 September 2017

At cp they made tm a managers job. They are not unionized anymore. They
still hold seniority on the list. But for every year they are in
management they lose a year of seniority. FYI

Name: 
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Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years
Posted: 11 September 2017

Retired Conductor


WRONG!  Yardmasters are not supervisors. They are administrators for
the Trainmasters. Yes, they issue instructions on movements in the
yards but they are not real line staff supervisors. Nor are
dispatchers. They do not have the power to discipline crews or order
them to violate the rules. They must report problems to upper
management such as the DTO. Sorry if it sounds degrading but the fact
is union contract employees are not real supervisors in the legal sense
of management verses union employees. Apparently you haven't been
around when a big headed yardmaster has instructed a crew to do
something that is in total violation of the rules or FRA law and the
crew demanded a "Supervisor" to step forward and issue the order.
Most yardmasters have sense enough not to go that far but some have and
some still will. The trainmaster if fully responsible for the actions of
the yardmaster and they know it. The yardmaster may go down if he does
something totally unsafe or orders someone to do something that goes
all to hell, but the TM on duty is still his supervisor and is held
accountable as well. The difference is the yardmaster has a union to
back him and fight for his job and the Trainmaster does not.

The big question now is how in the hell can a yardmaster be on special
assignment working out in the field helping out the Trainmasters. Just
what the hell are they doing. They cant discipline or do observation
testing of union contract employees. They may be able to run crews
around that need rides or act as clerks(that were all fired) but they
cant do anything in a "real" supervisory manner. No one is fooled.
Many know not to trust them in the field. One has already been seen
following workers around watching their every move. And what for???? 
They belong in the yardmaster seat doing yardmaster duties as covered
by their union agreement and working with their fellow union contract
employees. None of this started until HH showed up. If this isn't and
attempt to union bust then what the hell is! Other railroads have
yardmasters who are not covered by union contracts and they are
supervisors. Maybe the yardmasters don't see what might be coming. If
they lose their union status then let them play supervisor all they
want. But until then need to keep their loyalty checked at the right
door.

Name: Retired Conductor
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Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 11 September 2017

EXLC
   Do you realize that you are being degrading to yardmasters? That is
unbecoming of a union member. Hunter is getting just what he
wants.Yardmasters assign work and keep track of crews. They are your
supervisor, check the rule book and the YM contract, which by the way
is UTU.  Most just want to do their job and go home. The only one who
ratted me out in 40 years was an engineer.

Name: WELOVEUHUNTER
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Employed as: Corporate office, for N/A
Posted: 11 September 2017

HAS ANYONE CHECKED ON THE WELL BEINING OF OUR FEARLESS AND LOVING LEADER
HUNTER DOWN THERE IN WELLINGTON FLORIDA ? IM SURE HIS 2 NEIGHBORS ARE
PITCHING IN AND HELPING. MADONNA IS PROBALY MANNING A CHAINSWAW AND
STEVE HARVEY IS DOING SURVEYS WITH HIS OTHE NEIGHBORS (HE LIMITS HIS
SURVEYS TO 100)WE SHOULD ALL PITCH IN AND GET HIM A WALMART GIFT CARD
SO HE CAN BUY THE ESSENTIALS TO GET BY ,ALSO A HALLMARK CARD WE SHOULD
ALL SIGN GIVING HIM OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS.

Name: 
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Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 11 September 2017

EXLC:
Yardmasters always have been & always will, tend to be pro-company. It
is the nature of the beast\position.

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

Canada here three railroaders start there trial in quebec today hogger
dispatcher and?  Charged with 47 counts of death. They are scape goats.
Take notice train crews could be you. Blamed for run away train,one man
crew.

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

Sitting here in Canada watching hurricane,just wondering does csx head
office have power and are. Computers down or do they have back up
generators. Just wonder how storms have affected csx

Name: INDOT
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Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 11 September 2017

Harry
If your streets are closed due to the weather and you can not get out
and your company does not believe you, you can call the state police
and request they send someone to get you because the railroad is
denying you the right to stay off the roads because you must move us
commerce freight. If they can not get you a ride then you call the
railroad back and tell them to call you some railroad transportation.
They have shuttle services for you I believe? If the state police order
everyone to stay off the roads the railroad does not have the authority
to break state law. They are federally regulated but they are not
federally owned. They can not break state laws and put their employers
in danger. Some companies/ business are exempt such as state and
federal prisons if they have shortages of staff but that is due to the
extreme need of safety in protecting citizens from possible harm.  Good
chance the state police will laugh when you ask them for a ride or you
will be disciplined for not showing up but you need to do it anyway.
They will have it on report and if you need it later to fight the
charges you can get a statement from them.

Name: Harry
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 11 September 2017

How ironic is it that the people at the Jacksonville office (especially
the crew mismanagement) get a weather day. When I try to get a weather
day due tornadoes or winter weather when the streets are closed I get
denied

Name: EXLC
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 11 September 2017

UTU/BLET MEMBERS

Your union reps are keeping too quiet.  They are either being left in
the dark or they are being told to keep their mouths shut if they want
to keep their positions.  HH is no doubt sitting down with his teams
and labor relations. They are hashing out what they can and cant do and
how close they can skid on thin ice with the language of their new
working terms and conditions. Your International reps are not wanting
anyone to know what is in the works because they know if the members
find out and don't agree with some of the issues all hell will break
lose and they will either be forced to continue a fight with the
company or lose their positions on the next elections. You have a right
by federal law to know what your unions are planning for you. Corner
your LC's every chance you get and demand they find out what is on the
table right now. What are they discussing. If they wont give you answers
start calling your GC office and faxing letters demanding they give you
the info on active discussions. You can bet your bottom dollar if
anything is agreed on behind closed doors with out the members being
made aware first and it ends up being a negative impact on the members,
someone got a kick back under the table.  Its bad enough that we now
have yardmasters who are union contract employees and turning on us.
The last thing we need is union reps at the negotiating tables padding
their pockets.
On another note, if you hear any Yardmaster make any remarks that are
degrading towards any T&E craft and accuse any of them of "pushing
back" or accusing them of deliberate sabotage of any job you need to
report this to your LC immediately and call his LC and report him for
conduct unbecoming a union member in violation of his union
constitution.

YARDMASTERS ARE UNION CONTRACT EMPLOYEES. THEY ARE NOT SUPERVISORS BUT
THEY ARE ACTING UNDER THE SUPERVISION OF A NON CONTRACT EMPLOYEE. THEY
ARE NOT IN THE SAME UNION BUT THEY ARE STILL UNION BROTHERS IN OUR
BUSINESS. IF THEY ARE UNDERMINING THE MORAL AND BASHING OTHER UNION
MEMBERS THEY ARE CREATING A HOSTILE WORK ENVIORNMENT FOR OTHER UNION
MEMBERS. REPORT THEM TO THEIR LOCAL CHAIRMAN. FILE A COMPLAINT! THEY
REPORT TO UPPER MANAGEMENT. THEIR POSITION IS ALREADY A CONFLICT OF
INTEREST. THEY HAVE TO DIVIDE THEIR LOYALTY BETWEEN THEIR UNION
BROTHERS AND MANAGEMENT. THEIR FIRST PRIORITY SHOULD BE TO THEIR UNION
BROTHERS. IF THEY CANT DO THAT THEN THEY NEED TO STEP DOWN AND GO BACK
TO THE CRAFT OR GET OUT OF THE SEAT AND MOVE UP INTO A MANAGMENT
POSITION. THER IS NO ROOM IN THIS BUSINESS FOR SOMEONE WHO PLAYS BOTH
SIDES.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 10 September 2017

All of the cuts Hh made at cp and cn they are trying to hire people. Cp
needs 200 conductors etc. Get a work visa come on up. We have six
months of nice weather and six months of winter. The hardest part would
be tieing hoses at forty below in the winter. Some are like bending
steel. If you dress for the cold you should be ok. Hey you might like
working here. Lots of nice scenery that you can only see by train.

Name: jeff
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 10 September 2017

just sitting here realizing how sad our unions are, blet completely
silent on the shenanigans on csx. at least the utu wrote a letter. HH
is just getting started. lots to look forward to.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 10 September 2017

Heard roomer that vacation can only take two weeks at a time?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 10 September 2017

The railway had its own culture for over a hundred years. There where
many specials crafts and different types of jobs. At one time
management respected employees and the work they did. After the
computer and video cameras came in that all seem to go down hill.  I
can remember when the big shots came into town and they made there
rounds to shake everyone's hand and give out some credit. But now days
management have lost that human connection. It can all be done on
computer. Upper management don't want to even know your name anymore.
They just want spred sheets and bonuses. And who ever stands in the way
of there bonus they try to make life rough for those people. Once robots
take over they will. Be in there own element. No people skills is the
new  thing.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 10 September 2017

Here is what you people don't understand. An employee does not have to
do anything really wrong to get pulled out of service or fired. Think
of it this way your work ethic was good till Hh came along. All of a
sudden it's not and your sitting at home. The company knows you will
most likely get your job back threw arbitration.  But the name of the
game is for you to run your ass off so you think you not are next to
get fired or pulled out of service. Hh did the same thing at the last
railroad companies he was CEO at. Your union can not do nothing about
it till after the fact. Like representing you at arbitration hearing.
This is your new reality while Hh is CEO. It's a game for him he's
already been paid and the more he increases the value of csx stock.
That is more money in his pocket.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 09 September 2017

It does not matter how good anyone does there job. Or who is the best
ass kisser. Hh has everyone rattled as if they have Raibes. That's his
plan to instill fear in everyone. Hh and the bean counters all ready
know the number of cuts they are doing and when they are doing it. They
will work all the numbers to get stock value up. That is his goal and
loyalty to share holders. He could care a less about employees. The
people he is empowering to fire people will get fired in time. In Hh
eyes you are all just the bottom feeders on the food chain. If your
number does not get pulled ,consider yourself lucky. He has done the
same thing three times before and csx is no different

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 09 September 2017

That would be the day I would use my personal car,to drive crews around.
I would right out refuse period. We had a guy do that then filled up
with gas on company card. They fired his ass.

Name: Ym
E-mail: 
Employed as: Yard Master, for 1-10 years
Posted: 09 September 2017

Morons!  

 You idiots who post your stupid crap can count your jobs goodbye. Are
you so stupid you can't see whats going on around you. They cut the
hell out of tm jobs then turned around and started replacing them. Now
if you haven't noticed they are taking yardmasters who have sucked
butt and are putting them on special assignments. They can't
discipline anyone. They are not supervisors. All they can do is run
crews around and assist the tm's including the hit squad teams. Some
have been running to the Tm's and snitching crews out on stupid petty
crap. One of them from Avon put a God awful nasty post on another rr
sight calling all the crews 5th grade level idiots. Even though this
person went through the same school and hired just like everyone else
he thinks he can walk on water and is singing the praises of PSR and
agrees with HH that the meltdown is the crews fault.

You better start watching your backs. These YM are trying to secure a
position as soon as they can and they will stab you in the back.  Do
everyone a favor and stop posting your stupid crap and post information
that can do the crews some good. Your being manipulated and your to
stupid to see it! 
Watch out Avon crews. You have a ym that will be a living nightmare if
he worms his way into TM status.  Pay attention!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 09 September 2017

All employees that do a bang up job for hunter. You will be invited to
the horse spa for a weekend you will never forget. And all the oats you
can eat. And meet mr.Ed the talking horse. See ya soon!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 09 September 2017

About the time they change Mount Rushmore.
George Washington & Thomas Jefferson had slaves.

Name: okie Dokie 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 09 September 2017

Hell with all the bull crap about confederate statues and people trying
to hide or change American history when are the idiots gonna change the
name of Jacksonville

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 09 September 2017

Ok tell the truth you have been hanging with hunter haven't you. Hunter
said some people are like computers you have to punch the information
into them !!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 09 September 2017

Seen hurricane damage on the news. Do the affected areas have railway
structure and track that got damage?

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

Jethro 

You and the previous poster are just plain stupid morons. Go ahead and
shoot someone who is just knocking on your door or ringing the door
bell.  You have no just cause. Kids better watch themselves during
halloween.  You are both losers and make all other intelligent
railroaders look stupid.  You ruin this site for everyone who has
serious issues to discuss or report.  No one takes us serious when they
see this stupid crap. You are just blow hards with big mouths. What's
wrong with you. Grow up and get f.. king serious. That's all you got? 
No furloughs? No lost jobs? No pissed off customers? Getting your full
lunch?  No Tm's cracking the whip on your ass to rush and break rules?
No weasles in the bush?  No manpower shortages? Getting all your
rightfull pay? No roster calls all night waking you up? Holy crap! 
Where do you guys work?  Time to put in for a transfer!

Name: Jethro
E-mail: 
Employed as: M of W, for 1-10 years
Posted: 08 September 2017

Good!
Shoot that Manager in his ass and get him for trespassing.

Lot of dead Managers coming!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 08 September 2017

If I mark off sick....I'm sick! No manager better not come looking for
me at my home, that's what there attendance policy and point system is
for.  if a manager comes knocking on my door looking for me and is
trespassing on my property and not invited.. they might not like what
they may be looking at pointed at them. Let me stress that again
"trespassing on MY PROPERTY" I live in a state with very loose "
CASTLE LAWS"

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 08 September 2017

Here is what they where doing at cp. if you called in sick or not fit.
The next thing you know there was a knock at the door. A manager would
look at you and ask what is wrong and look to see if you where sick. Or
Come to your house after you had piss test to give you written letter to
say you where fired. And no warning that they where coming to your
house. It finally stopped after some legal action. But they might try
in USA with you guys till legal action is threatened. After company got
shamed for doing it. CEO admitted they went to far. But they will push
the envelope as far as possible,don't be shocked in the ways they will
try and intimidate and Instill fear. And don't think they can't do
this and that because it is unethical,they have and will,it's the new
low. They will treat you like they own you.

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

For all railroad staff keep a journal of all the things that you are
told to do that you know is not with in the railroad rules. Murphy's
law if it can happen it usually will.  So you all have to protect
yourself now. If something goes,to court or an inquiry you have your
notes and journal to fall back on. Because we all know the management
will deny everything. The hogger in Canada that parked the train in
quebec is,charged with 47 counts of man slaughter.he is a scapegoat for
the company he worked for. Cover your ass .

Name: rushed
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 10-20 years
Posted: 07 September 2017

???

Seems they don't want any inspections done safely and correctly. So
what if a oil tanker or a poisonous loaded tank car derails and kills
someone or a town has to be evacuated. when they find a broken coupler
or bell housing or anything else they can pin on the crew they better
pray to god it wasn't added to a train in route somewhere and the
conductor tells the feds that he was rushed to do a class I air test
inspection and wasn't able to inspect the cars properly. they can
blame the crew all they want but the truth will come out and shit will
roll up hill.  would like to know what divisions this is going on in.

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

Carman here,I feel the only time a crew should have to change a knuckle
is on the road. If mechanical staff can't get to them. The lock lifter
and thrower could be broken also. Which crews are not familiar with. Any
mechanical work mainly in a rail yard should be done by car staff. But
the man with the money makes the rules!!!

Name: Retired Now
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 07 September 2017

In 40+ yrs. had a hogger help replace a knuckle just twice - 
both times the break was near the locomotive(s) AND fault was admitted.
The vast majority of them don't ever want to leave their seat unless
absolutely forced to.

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

FYI knuckle ways average 65 pounds

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

Company rules get help lifting 50 pounds or more. So if someone needed
help the tm or hogger had to help after cars where split. Carmen not
allowed to work on track that is unprotected. That's the way it was
and still is. And it was an American manager that made these rules for
cp. Like I said Hh has lots of surprises you people are not going to
like. You did it or where sent home.

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

Darn hard to believe that a Conductor could/would replace a dozen
or more knuckles on a departing train.  The time involved to do such
& also some are just not physically capable; ie: a lightweight or
especially a lightweight female.  Can ya post a better story?

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

Carman at cp with company running long trains they broke knuckles like
crazy. When we did our train inspection under blue flag protection. We
had to look threw the hole to inspect inside of knuckle. If we found
any cracks we had to record car number. We supplied the knuckles and
the conductor had to change out all the broken knuckles by himself
because we could not work on open unprotected track. Conductor changed
a dozen or more per departing train. Company felt this would solve pull
apart on the road. A lot of times they put blame on hogger for being to
rammey.

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

Brother carman you are doing right thing by following there orders.
Record train symbol track you are working, Start and finish times. And
supervisor that told you to do it this way. Give a copy to your union
and keep copy at home in a binder. They pay your wage so you have to do
what they say even with you knowing it's wrong. It's there way to get
trains moving faster and to cut carman jobs. Do not protest to
supervisor let the union rep. Protest and it is up to the union to give
information to government inspectors.  Something will happen sooner or
later. Pretty hard to see cracked couplers etc.  From inside a truck.So
with these long trains they will pull apart on the road and try to blame
carman for it. Cover your ass all of you. It's the blame game and they
will try and blame the carman. Safety first my ass.

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

Steam jockey


They are driving us down one side and expecting us to inspect the cars
at the same time we are checking the set brakes. We always had to walk
it and were told no vehicles but guess that ok now if you drive slow
enough to be able to see defects or damage or other stuff you are
supposed to inspect on the pre inspection. The problem is they aren't
letting us inspect the other side until it is pulled out on the roll
by. That's not what the FRA rules book says you can do.  Guess there
is only one thing left to do. Ask questions from the FRA.

Name: watchdog
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 07 September 2017

RRJim 

You are correct. The company does monitor this site everyday. The
public safety director and their PR team need to know if anything is
being posted that would violate privileged information or something is
being leaked that could cause major internal disruption. Posters need
to remember that the FRA view this site daily as well as customers,
other class I railroads and the public. 
If you post information make it factual. Make sure you can prove what
you post if you are revealing information that is contradictory to what
the company is putting out there. If your going to whistle blow it is
best not to do it on this site. The arbitrators have a history of not
showing any sympathy to those charged for using this type of media if
they can prove it was you. That usually only happens if you use your
name.  Just make sure you have your facts and can stand behind them. 
There was a warning added in the new discipline policy in regards to
using social media.. It is listed under the Major category of offenses.
However the company is well aware it is within your legal rights to do
so and has a disclaimer added to their pod programs explaining your
rights. Im sure it can be produced if anyone needs it.

SOCIAL MEDIA:

Nothing in the social media guidelines or social media policy is
intended to interfere with your rights under the Railway Labor Act or
the National Labor Relations Act including criticism of CSX's labor
policies, treatment of employees and terms and conditions of
employment.
Some managers may argue that this statement is only intended to protect
your legal rights as a Union member who is engaging in organizing
activities, campaigning or union disputes. TRY AGAIN!  Just about every
decision the company makes affects the Union agreements or the treatment
of employees in one shape or form.

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

To csx Carmen when a train came into yard that had to be switched. The
carman bleed all cars off. The switchmen use to bleed them off. No more
it is now Carmans job. Also with thirty second test and inspect,each
terminal was given a different colour chalk. We had to put chalk mark
on coupler or striker casting to show you inspected it. We where given
two minutes to change break shoe. They changed CIM when you entered all
your work for the shift Into computer for 8 hour shift. All your work
had to show 8 hours of productivity,it is new system and really sucks.
They made lots of changes for mechanical dept. I was told that with
changes they got double production from mechanical staff.they chased us
all day long. Audits like crazy. Good luck!

Name: Hurrican Irma
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 07 September 2017

Watch out you bitches in Jacksonville, I'm going to huff and puff and
blow your bitch asses down

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

To csx Carmen in Canada they changed rules after Hh came. We where given
30 seconds per side to inspect and brake test a car on a train. Then
after Trajan had both inspection and number 1 brake test. We watched
out both sides. Most of the time we only had 1 carman to watch train
out. If train was hit by scanner after that for handbrake sticky brake
anything. You where going for statements. Like I said record all the
information you can. But don't refuse to do what they say. Or you will
get pulled out. Take all information to your union and get a memo of
changes or a directive in writing to the car craft on csx changes.

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

To the person saying let the media know of CSX problems. Read the rule
book in the General Rules an employee is not allowed to discuss the
operations of the railroad. Most corporations have this policy for
employees. I remember years ago CSX monitoring this site, they might
still do it. There's a reason no one uses their real names.

Name: billdee
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 07 September 2017

CSX converted seven of its dozen hump yards to flat-switching facilities
and has made 1,300 train plan changes since March. The pace of change
has moderated over the past few weeks, and in late August, CSX reopened
the hump at Avon Yard in Indianapolis to relieve congestion at a half
dozen terminals on its western corridor.

 reopen Avon to relieve congestion
 Eugenea thinks flat switching is more productive.  This crazy bitch
talks out of both sides of his mouth

Name: Not buying it
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 07 September 2017

RETIRED FEW 

A CP guy mentioned on here that HH ordered 30 second inspections on
cars when doing test. There are a few TM saying you don't have to
visually inspect both sides of the cars your adding to a train before
you do a roll by inspection when doing a class I brake test. That's
not the way we are reading it in our rules or in the FRA code of
regulations. They are claiming the Fed's said it was ok. You can't do
a good inspection of each car for defects when it's going bye you at 10
mph on the roll bye.  Did they change the laws or not? We think TM's
are being threatened to rush and are skipping one side to save time.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: M of W, for 30+ years
Posted: 06 September 2017

You know that piece of shit hunter harrison will be on the CSX jet
flying first class with his oxygen bottle in hand with his gold digger
wife evacuating cause of the hurricane, hopefully it wipes out the
dispatching center proving the point all the dispatchers shouldn't  be
under one roof. After calling crew management  and telling them you need
to mark off weather to evacuate for the hurricane  they will tell you "
you will be marked off 12 hours and need to keep calling back to remark
off weather" or "really weather again,  I need you to take a train
north out of miami"

Name: OTD
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 06 September 2017

HH is winning the information war (see article below)!  He will continue
to reduce assets, reduce head count, sell off line segments, property,
terminals and push his vision and ideas down through the CSX
organization and out into the media.  As long as the board supports him
nothing will change.  This is the same playbook he used at CP and CN.  I
would like to believe it will be different this time, however I do not
believe it will, it will simply be more painful for everyone at CSX. 
The sad truth is a lot of good people will lose their job.  

Labor leadership appears to have a policy of appeasement with HH and
concerned on with the long-term, however, once autonomous trucks become
acceptable, how long before there are one man crews or in some cases no
crews.  

Remember the STB hurdle/requirements for any new class 1 merger, quite
a different set of requirements versus the CSX&CR, NS&CR, UP&SP and
BN&ATSF mergers.  It may be HH's biggest challenge.  

Stay focused and safe.

Progressive Railroad Article today

CSX has made "very good progress" in its transition to a precision
scheduled railroading model, with the railroad returning to a "normal
operating rhythm," President and Chief Executive Officer E. Hunter
Harrison announced today.

Harrison is now confident many of the service problems recently
reported by CSX customers "are behind us," according to a CSX press
release.

"Fluidity in our terminals largely has been restored and we are
appropriately resourced to continue making progress. Car dwell has
improved from week to week for the last five weeks, and system-wide
velocity is increasing," said Harrison. "I am confident that as CSX
continues to implement the precision scheduled railroading model, it
will provide profound and lasting benefits to customers, employees and
shareholders."

CSX's progress on its operational restructuring also was addressed
this morning by Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Frank Lonegro at Cowen and Co.'s 10th Annual Global Transportation
conference in Boston.

In light of CSX's operating challenges in July and August, the company
has refined its 2017 full-year guidance from an operating ratio in the
mid-60s to an operating ratio around the high end of the mid-60s, and
earnings per share growth from around 25 percent to a range of 20
percent to 25 percent, in each case after excluding restructuring
charges, said Lonegro, according to the press release.

Name: 7
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 06 September 2017

Check out glassdoor  reviews on CSX.   The men are trashing Eugene.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 06 September 2017

Retired cp,just a word of advice if you going to take pictures with your
phone. Make sure they can't trace it if your on duty. They will fire
you. They can find your IP address etc. They will spare no cost to get
a guy if they think they have a case. I would use camera with card and
then just give card to the Feds.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: M of W, for 1-10 years
Posted: 06 September 2017

Let your local media know and let them get the pictures to prove it.
Dont just post on here, let them know and make calls to your
congressman and senator. September 12 is coming. Give them proof HH and
gang are lying and fudging numbers. Make them lie under oath. Perjury is
a felony. Corroborate the stories coming from the customers. Greed and
lies brought down Enron and Bernie Madoff. Truth always comes out.

Name: Attention media!!!
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 06 September 2017

It's all lies! Not one thing on the news about improvement is true.
Nothing is fixed, and the only reason complaints are down is because we
now have less customers thanks to corporate raider Hunter Harrison. If
you're in it for the quick buck, this is for you. If you care about
anyone or anything and have a soul, you'll demand they replace this
con artist. He's destroying lives,he's destroying our company, he's
burning bridges with our customers, he doesn't care about people
getting killed or hurt as long as he gets his way. Nothing has
improved.

Name: Mr.Ed
E-mail: oxygenisgood.com
Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 06 September 2017

PSR learn It, know it, live it....  


Were going to pay you fuckers by the hour.  Your union has already
agreed to our terms.  You lazy fucks wont even bother to vote. So it's
sure to pass.

Name: 1x
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 06 September 2017

We have autoracks stuck in coal loops and staged in grain mills.   There
are misc. cars sitting all up and down our sub.   And we had another
trainmaster to quit.  I don't even think we have an official now but
never needed one anyway.

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

And the only reason the numbers look better, is they changed the way
things are measured, and instead of showing cars parked in a yard, they
show a whole train parked in a yard, which doesn't show as dwell time,
it shows it as crew change, terminal staging, but it's the same cars
sitting, just like they were before. We're on our 7th trainmaster in 2
months!

Name: What a story!
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 06 September 2017

Wow. So they've fixed the problems and the dwell time is down,
customers are all better???? What kind of bullshit is this? Every train
I get on is more than 12 hours no matter what were doing. You can't get
in Willard. New castle takes 5 hours to set off and pick up. North
Baltimore trains aren't making it in without a recrew. Our trains that
work get recrewed every day, some of them get recrewed 3 or 4 times!!
Every siding, I mean every one is full of loaded auto racks that can't
get unloaded in lordstown because they cut too many jobs. There are over
a hundred loaded auto racks just parked. No plan for them. They won't
call extra jobs to get them processed, and the utility jobs are gone.
Nobody is in charge of it because Willard has too much on their plate.
It's fucked up bad. A chemical place sent an email that if they
didn't receive their cars in 8 hours, that they would have to shut
down, and the city of Akron was in a position to declare a state of
emergency because it didn't have the chemicals needed for the city's
water supply. How the fuck do they think anything is fixed???? What a
bunch of lies. And Bloomberg, employee morale is as low as it's ever
been. Where do you get your info from?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 06 September 2017

Your a sick fuck to wish harm on people and property.

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

Come on Irma !!!!! Precision scheduled hurricane

Name: Mr.Ed
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 06 September 2017

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=3&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwiUjPvzsZHWAhUqw4MKHYxRC1UQqUMIMDAC&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.bloomberg.com%2Fgadfly%2Farticles%2F2017-09-06%2Fcsx-disruptions-weren-t-as-overplayed-as-advertised&usg=AFQjCNEdyMQ3GN7vK0OA3P6GTL8ttrD6Ag


Things will improve of course sure as i'm a horse of course

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

All crews 
Your lunch time begins when you enter your crew building. IT DOES NOT
START WHEN YOU ARE TOLD TO GO TO LUNCH.  Securing the equipment and
walking to your lunch/crew room is not and has never been considered
adequate time for your meal period. 20 minute lunches are short enough
and a major joke to begin with. We would all be better off taking 30
minutes unpaid than having them abuse the crews and make them choke
down their meals because they are paid. You may not agree but you would
have a better chance of getting a humanly fair lunch period. When you
are given a short lunch fill out the complaint forms and file for a no
lunch. Put in the comment section just how long you had and who forced
you to return to work with a inadequate lunch period. Of course they
will deny it but keep the claims coming. We need as many filed as we
can to keep the paper trails piling up. Don't back off on this. Now is
the time to support your agreement. The union's can't do anything if
you sit there with your mouth closed and act like a whipped pup.

Name: Eugene
E-mail: dontunplugme.com
Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 06 September 2017

Just more grossly exaggerated statements.

Mr. Ed said. PSR will be a success

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=3&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwil562575DWAhUJ_4MKHTXqA70QqUMIMDAC&url=https%3A%2F%2Ftandemthoughts.landlinemag.com%2Fcommentary%2Fcsx-shippers-turn-trucks-alternatives%2F&usg=AFQjCNHFoRtdYRJ7EHXw4UFbezhUbSIG_g

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

Warning!!! 

The hit squad is in Avon yard too! They are every where. Look at every
bush.  They are on a mission. FIRE! FIRE! FIRE!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 06 September 2017

IS it wrong to root for a hurricane?...If a hurricane gotta strike (its
going to hit florida regardless and nothing we can do about it) let's
hope it hits hunters house or 500 water st Jacksonville .... as long as
payroll  survives so I get paid!....

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

We must stop kidding ourselves.  As long as republicans control congress
workers are doomed.  The democratic party needs to become the workers
party.  Unions need to become strong again.  Republicans don't care
about the little guy.  HH is taking advantage of the times we are in. 
The railroad like the country was built by the little guy's hard work.

Name: Me too
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 05 September 2017

Hugh  
Yes I noticed that too. My DV pay said i was paid 48 hours for 2 days I
took. Used to say daily. Yes something is up. Union's aren't talking.
We are getting another agreement passed without a vote. Just wait and
see.  The whole pay format has changed too. No more pay stubs in the
mail either. Everyone better be printing them off.

Name: Hugh Jorgan
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 05 September 2017

Has anyone noticed the latest pay statements?  "Pay Rate" now says
"Hourly", where it has always said "Daily"...Have the ballots done
went out and vote already finalized?  I SMELL A RAT!!

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

The hit team is in Louisville. 6 T&E employees were fired today.

Name: Mediator
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 05 September 2017

HhasaTP  

You have a lot to learn. How dare you come on this site and insinuate
that all railroaders are stupid and do not know how to use proper
grammar. If you were a true railroader you would not have to be told
how stupid you have made yourself look. Second,young man, why would
anyone (watchdog) post any information about a policy created by the
company that clearly shows how it can be manipulated to be used against
the employees in a negative and manipulative manner. No one in
Jacksonville would do this unless they were disgruntled with the
company or they wanted the truth about policies that can entrap an
employee revealed. You say you read this site everyday and look for
these HQ posers and determine who you feel is not legitimate and expose
them. Sorry but you have been totally wrong on some of your targets. If
you have the time to monitor the site every day then you must not be a
working railroader. Our guess is you are a Csx mole or a furloughed
conductor. Since your server is out of Nashville TN it's a safe guess
you were in the group cut back there and have not been called back. You
are not helping other railroaders with any of your dick Tracy tactics.
Leave the site to the professionals who have been helping the webmaster
and know when to step in. An example would be now! None of us need
another "PINES" on this site. We truly hope you get your job back or
find something more constructive to do.

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

Ape:
But, what'd happen to the NS?  The STB still has some clout.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 05 September 2017

CSX is way too large to merge with another class I railroad. The enemy
you have made in your minds is hunter harrisson. The real enemy is the
people behind him. Hilal and akman, and their hedgefund cronies. One
unalienable rule in investigations has always been,,,follow the
money...who benefits. ask yourself some other questions....how much
would warren buffet pay for everything from birmingham east along the
southern coast...The ports at new orleans and wilmington,,,jacksonville
etc...BN would become the southern coastal trans continental railway.
What would UP be willing to pay for the middle....Chicago east....the
ports of new port news and maryland.   What would CN be willing to pay
for the northern corridor everything from the canadian border south to
marylend....6 months ago the STB would have never entertained such an
idea......The rules for parceling out these routes one at a time are
very differant than a merger. You would have the top two rail carriers
now running coast to coast and one major head ache out of the way.
Hilal will get paid,,one way or another,,,we had all better hope and
pray for hnter harrison and his plan to work,,,because if it doesnt
that is exactly where we will be....and if you think akman and hilal
dont have a mergers and acquisitions team working on this very scenario
right now...
incidentily cindy sanborn would leave with north of a billion dollars
and most likely a board seat on of the acquiring carriers.
Fruila would leave a multi millionaire and most likely board seat.
commen sense conclusion....Harrisson is not our enemy, hes whats
standing between us and  our REAL enemy.

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

Willard, Cleveland, Buffalo - - Great Lakes Division terminals.
What's going on or NOT going on?

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

As badly as that functioning lunatic EHH has slowly but surely been
tearing a once-fine railroad like CSXT into total shambles, Hurricane
Irma; now a full-fledged Category 5 storm, has Florida and possibly a
good chunk of the Gulf Coast in its sights which would obviously wreak
considerable havoc on the CSXT network.  I'm hopeful that the good
folks (?) at 500 Water Street are keeping a wary eye on this thing and
that you guys down there stay safe.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 05 September 2017

Willard, Cleveland and Buffalo...  You guys don't want to work? Seven
days is all we need. We will move this freight with or without you

Name: 1X
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 05 September 2017

okie dokie

That's spot on.   What blows my mind we can't strike because of
disruption to commerce.  H's bull continues. The hypocrisy knows no
end.

Name: Okie Dokie
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 05 September 2017

CSX employees don't have to strike, HH has damaged the company far more
than any strike would have. He's destroyed our customer base, given all
employees bad attitudes and he also has nerve enough to go on Gateway
and thank the employees.Now that's some crappy propaganda. WOW

Name: HhasaTP
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years
Posted: 05 September 2017

Watchdog (Or, should I say HQ) nice try guys. Grammer is too good in
that post for a railroader (try a few misspelled words next time). Did
you get someone from HR to write that shit!, I bet you did! Oh, the
warnings in that post, make me want to shit my pants and damn near work
for free! I'm watching the boards everyday, for that kind of bullshit!
I can spot it immediately!
BTW, on a side note, CSX HR is filled with a bunch of whores. Many,
many whores. You can save yourself a ton of money by firing them! I can
name names, but you already know the ones!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 04 September 2017

Only a simple minded person would advertise job action on here and then
go threw with it.

Name: Furloughed
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 04 September 2017

Guys 

What happened with the sick out? Did anyone actually stuck together and
do it?

Name: 23rd
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for 30+ years
Posted: 04 September 2017

Boy&#10004; and his crew are in louisville today 100417, eyes up fellas
and gals

Name: Watch Dog
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 04 September 2017

Attention!!!

When HH made the comment he wanted to "weed out the non believers" he
was not making a joke. It has been reported that several employees were
aggressively approached by appointed managers from the HH regime when
the employee was expressing his opinion on the new roll out of
precision railroading. They were told that their attitude was not
acceptable and they were not needed at CSX. 
These hit squads will be everywhere and they will be listening to your
conversations. Don't expect freedom of speech to cover you when they
pull you out of service. The operating rules are written so you don't
have any freedom of speech. Don't be boisterous, combative,
argumentative, disloyal. These term leave the door wide open for
interpretation and they will use them against you. If you must engage
in a conversation with one of these managers make sure you have a
witness with you and make it very clear that you want permission to
speak freely and off the record. If the manager refuses to let you do
so then disengage and do not have any further conversations with them.
Many may have tape recorders and there is no doubt your name will be on
a watch list at your terminal.  This isn't a joke people. You better
pay close attention to your surroundings and who you are with when
having private personal conversations while you are on CSX property or
on the clock elsewhere.

For those of you in the public who view this site and do not understand
the depth of the Employee behavior policy, below is the exact wording as
printed. Many restrictions are totally acceptable but there are a few
that leave the door wide open for a disgruntled manager to retaliate
when he feels his authority is being questioned or the employee is not
a "Believer".

Employee behavior must be respectful and courteous. Employees must not
be any of the following.
a.dishonest,or
b.insubordinate,or
c.disloyal,or
d.quarrelsome

The following behaviors are prohibited while on duty, on csx property,
or when occupying facilities provided by csx.
a.boisterous, profane or vulgar language, or
b.altercations
c.practical jokes or horseplay, or
d.carelessness, incompetence, or willful neglect of duties, or
e.behavior that endangers life or property

As stated before, many of these rules are totally acceptable but being
"Disloyal" is NOT!  What is disloyal? Deserting ones  allegiance per
Websters dictionary. Speak out against your employer for their
treatment of all employees and now you are being disloyal. You are now
being insubordinate/rebellious/mutinous. If you express your opinions
to loudly then you could be considered boisterous. 
Argue with your employer when he clearly violates your working rights
or is yelling at you then you risk the charge or quarrelsome.

Its pretty obvious that these rules can have a detrimental impact on
your future employment with CSX if you engage in a conversation with
one of the managers from the HH regime. BE SELECTIVE OF YOUR WORDS!
Better yet do not talk to any one of them. If you are approached by one
and you sense a negative attitude from them if you wont have a
conversation with them, immediately let your union representation Know.
There is a good chance your name will end up on a list. It is sad that
it has come to this but it is what you are dealing with. Protect
yourself and be very careful when you open your mouth.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years
Posted: 04 September 2017

THEY wanted previous CEO out & HeadHunter in.  WE didn't.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 04 September 2017

Hh goal cut ten thousand jobs.By the time he is done.then call back as
needed!

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

APE I'm beginning to think u are a company mole. Every other post in
this site is from u don't u have anything else to do man come on. We
are all concerned about CSX and HH but u seemed obsessed with posting
on this site.

Name: mediator
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 04 September 2017

HhasaTP


You need to be a little more specific about which posters you are
accusing of being HH drones and mole out of Jacksonville. So far we
have seen no post on here that haven't said anything that isn't true.
Were you referring to the post that stated Many employees have whale
sized mouth and bug sized balls?  TRUE!  How about the company doing
what needs done to reduce union employees? True!  Be a little more
specific before you point the finger.  None of these post are coming
from Jacksonville servers.  You seem to be pointing a negative finger
at factual statement.  HH will be looking at reducing divisions and
possibly preparing for a merger. CSX is too large and there would be
too much of a monopoly if they were to merge with someone else at this
time. The NS has been buying up their stock and pooling their assets.
Rumors are always flying on a hostile take over. If you can come up
with something more concrete on any of these posters being drones for
HH then we will all be more than happy to front them out as we see them
but so far you haven't. In the meantime the mediators will continue to
watch the servers and where post are coming from.

Name: HhasaTP
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for 20-30 years
Posted: 04 September 2017

Below is yet another post by HQ. I will highlight all BS posts by HH and
the "tiny dick" Canadians, so everyone can see their bullshit!

KEEP TRYING GUYS, I SEE YOU!!!!!!!!, and I have time off from my job at
Wal-Mart to fuck with you!!! 


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

Agree Co. +30. Pretty much how it is & the way it'll be, 
at least for a while - maybe years - by then maybe even more
technology will come along that can help big-shots reduce working 
man jobs.  Heck, the previous regime(s) didn't care much for
employees
either so now look out.

Name: Loyal no more
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 04 September 2017

If an email about failing employees really exists...get it to the media,
the FRA and the unions.  Don't sit on it...act on it.

Name: ??
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 03 September 2017

T&E

Has anyone heard about the email that was sent out on one of the
divisions ordering managers to have a failure on everyone of their
employees by the end of the year or they could look for work somewhere
else. Just got bits and pieces about it but missed which division it
was. Someone supposedly leaked it out . Was it just the engineers and
conductors or was in M&W as well.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 03 September 2017

Nafta is back on the table pal

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for N/A
Posted: 03 September 2017

Where've you been?  The NAFTA came about over 20 yrs. ago. 
It & the other trade agreements were opposed by unions.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 03 September 2017

I retired after thirty five years as a carman. I told the new guys that
the only reason we have jobs here inspecting trains is government
rules. The railroads have tried for years to get inspections from a
1000 miles to 1500. Miles if the rr gets there way our terminal  will
just be a crew change off point. And the mechanical will be gone. And
we all know how much control big companies have over the government. We
go on strike in no time we are order d back to work by government. I
really feel sorry for these young people coming into work force. All
the manufacturing jobs have been given to Asia. All the politicians
sold us out. Look at Detroit all those jobs went to Mexico and
overseas. Haley Davidson had to put on there bikes,assembled in USA the
bike is built in Asia. But with harley name you pay 15000.00 more for
the bike. We are a very stupid bunch to keep voting in these
politicians,that just fuck us good and we vote them back in. I give
trump credit for trying to get jobs back. This nafta agreement will be
interesting. We owe china 1.8 trillion dollars.

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

Agree Co. +30. Pretty much how it is & the way it'll be, 
at least for a while - maybe years - by then maybe even more
technology will come along that can help big-shots reduce working 
man jobs.  Heck, the previous regime(s) didn't care much for
employees
either so now look out.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 03 September 2017

My advice to young guys with a few bucks in the bank. Get your ass back
to school.If you are laid off. Don't sit around waiting for the phone
to ring for recall. Use you time constructively. In as little as two
years you can get a trade,from most trade schools. With artificial
intelligence coming in. They are now building big trucks that don't
need a driver trains are next.  Secure your future get back to school
and there are government programs to help you.

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

Anything to make fast\quick bucks for investors......
In the past when times were lame, RRs abandoned areas only to regret
that later when things picked up.    
People who are in control now would prefer to have as few union
employees as possible.
Is sad, but the ol' CSX rail system we all have hated & loved may end
up being a part of history.

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

HH shopping the Chicago subdivision from CHGO to GRAP and Grand Rapids
to Plymouth/Detroit.  While G&W would certainly want it,  CP and Mr
Creel will pick this up from HH which allow them to compete with the CN
on the Chicago to Ontario routes.  

Other lines HH would likely sell off: Syracuse to Montreal is also a
likely candidate along with ESTL to CINTI

Name: HhasaTP
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years
Posted: 03 September 2017

Damn, Hunter's drones are watching this site 24/7. More crap from Jax.
Read my post guys, you decide if I'm a "company person". I guess you
can call me "Whale Sized Bug Nuts"! Below is a post from the "tower
of geniuses" at "500 Water Street", the home of the failures! 


Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 02 September 2017

HhasaTP is the poster who is probably a company person.

A true fact:  many RR employees have whale-sized mouths but in 
reality have bug-sized balls.  Meaning: they talk loud a lot but
truthfully never do anything ever to help things. Can't ever put
up or even shut up. 
Many of us are just as plain sick & tired of worthless loudmouth
blowhards as we are of the way the co. is treating everyone.
  
Yeah, this post is on every forum.  WE here are well aware of that.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 02 September 2017

I think the man is right on the money about a merger. Who takes over a
company to lose forty percent of customers. Time will tell what is
going to happen. We lost 5000 jobs at cp.everytime I drive over the
bridge now the yard is empty. The human suffering by this man is almost
criminal.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 02 September 2017

No one can say they didn't see this mess coming a long time ago. Your
UTU and BLE general chairs saw this coming and no matter what kind of
propaganda they put out they work for HH and his regime using your
monthly dues. I guess I'm saying prepare for your next screwing coming
down the line. Do you guys really think that Hunter would make things so
bad on the customer that the STB had to get involved? Do you guys really
believe that HH is shutting down terminals to save a buck? Does it
really have to be broke down at what's going on here? He's bringing
in the CN calvary by the month, he's organizing CSX like the CN. He's
purposely causing major disruptions and cutting the role because it's
not about CSX failing. The tail here will be how the CEO of CN came
down and had CSX pay him to organize the company in a way that it could
be merger approved. He probably stands to make a bunch of cash out of
this. Why in the hell would a man of his age leave a job to go to
another job just to be compensated the same? Think! By the way the more
terminals he slashes, property sell offs etc makes CSX
smaller.........Less problems with govt intervention. Not only that we
have a POTUS who will be even friendlier to mergers to reduce
competition.

Name: Common sense
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 02 September 2017

Wake up people!
Instead of wasting your time and energy posting stupid crap about
posers all of you better start preparing for battle. The post from guys
who have already been through the new nut job CEO harassment and hostile
work enviorment are sending you a message loud and clear. CSX employees
went through this shit already. Post about what went down in 2006 were
as true as it comes but it sounds like HH is sending in a hit squad
that has gotten away with this shit several times. This is going to be
a battle ground. You guys better get your priorities straight and start
watching each others backs. Know where these guys are at all times.
Don't make a move without double checking everything. Try to be where
you have another witness and stick together. Fill out the complaint
forms. Watch all managers. They break rules report them. File ethics
charges.  Everyone knows we can't strike and a sick out ain't going
to happen. The days of hell and watching over your shoulder is coming
back. Total bullshit we have to go through this again. Union already
has numerous forms out for complaints. You don't have them call other
guys at other terminals and get some from them. Fax them to your GC
office too.  Screw them if they get mad.  Fax them to them anyway.
First it was the NS rejects now it's going to be CN. This is going to
be a test between the boys and the men. This ain't Canada. Let's see
who has the bigger balls!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 02 September 2017

HhasaTP is the poster who is probably a company person.

A true fact:  many RR employees have whale-sized mouths but in 
reality have bug-sized balls.  Meaning: they talk loud a lot but
truthfully never do anything ever to help things. Can't ever put
up or even shut up. 
Many of us are just as plain sick & tired of worthless loudmouth
blowhards as we are of the way the co. is treating everyone.
  
Yeah, this post is on every forum.  WE here are well aware of that.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 02 September 2017

Canada here things they pulled out of service for. Not having your vest
zipped to the top. Not having boot laces tied to top of boots,not
wearing safety glasses or glasses lowered on your face. Anything to do
with PPE getting on and off your locomotive or rail cars. Walking foul
of the track. Not checking switch points for debris. No being on time
to work or meetings any little thing you can think of. Took to long in
the shitter. Not talking properly on company radio. Taking to long on
the computer,looking away from train on a pull by inspection. If they
can't find anything they will make it up. If you are pulled out of
service don't panick don't argue with them just go home and get ahold
of your union rep.Managers and supervisors will most likely have there
tape recorder on there phone recording you. They are told to pull out
as many people per month as they can or they get fired. They the
company want to get as many stains on your person file as possible.
That way they can show you have been disciplined many times in the
past. And it helps them fire you down the road. When I was pulled out
of service for next to nothing,the union had me reinstated with back
pay. And they had to remove it from my personal file.  Some managers
where making up failed audits and putting them on employees files. The
union found a 160 failed audits in one terminal that the employees new
nothing about. They have to give you written copy of failed and passed
audits. Retain all documentation that you get from the company. And you
do have the right to review your personal company file. They will get
lower than the lowest just watch.

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

For those of you who believe HH's drones don't read and post on this
site. Read the post below, no way a CSX Engineer in today's company is
this big of a suck ass. This is a damage control post from HQ. I laughed
when I read it, it's got JAX written all over it. Come on guys, try
harder next time!



"Name: Me
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 01 September 2017

Sick Out, do u think for 1 second there is gonna be a Suck Out? Jesus
man go back to working at Wal-Mart.  Tell u what, u mark off sick and
see how many co-workers follow suit."

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 02 September 2017

Canada here,I was pulled of sir vice twice for nothing. It is there way
to shake up employees..it's his fear and intimidation plan. Hh did it
at cn and cp now csx. Make sure if you are pulled out of service your
union puts in grievences. You will get back to work with back pay and a
new hate for hh. It is just his game. What else can he do to control the
masses. He is a prick. Then when it hits the media about the way people
are treated he will deny it. Just google what he did at cp. He is going
to do with u people. Good luck.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years
Posted: 02 September 2017

HE CAN'T SEND A EMPLOYEES LEAGALY HOME FOR NOT WALKING INTO THE
BUILDING WITHOUT HIS VEST ON IF HE WASN'T ON DUTY YET. YOUR ON YOUR
TIME AND NOT CSX'S TIME.IF YOUR ON DUTY AT 1500 AND YOU ARRIVE AND
1455 AND WALK IN HE HAS NO RIGHT TO SEND THE EMPLOYEES HOME. THAT
SHOULD GO TO LABOR RELATIONS AND SHOULD GET BACK PAY. NOTHING MORE THEN
HARASSING A EMPLOYEES TO SET A EXAMPLE. WON'T BE FUNNY WHEN SOMEONE
SNAPS AND PUNCHES THE PRICK IN HIS FACE

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for N/A
Posted: 02 September 2017

HUNTER IS PLAYING THE "CUSTOMERS AND THE STB" . HE REOPENED AVON TO
HUMPING . AS SOON AS INDYS BACKLOGGED CARS ARE HUMPED AND SENT OUT HE
WILL GET TO SWITCHING OUT THE CUSTOMERS. THEN THE CUSTOMERS WILL BE
HAPPY AGAIN AND THE STB WILL BACK OFF CSX AND HUNTER. HUNTER MAY WAIT A
WEEK OR TWO OR EVEN A MONTH OR TWO BUT I GUARNTEE HE WILL SHUT AVON DOWN
AGAIN. THEN WE WILL REPEAT THE PROCESS AGAIN. HE WILL KEEP DOING THIS
UNTIL HE SUCCEEDS.  HE WAS QUOTED " I WON'T LEAVE CSX AS A FAILURE"
THE ONLY WAY HE LEAVES CSX IS IF THE CSX BOARD OF DIRECTORS FIRES HIM
OR HE DROPS DEAD FROM HIS HEALTH.

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

Warning!!!!!

HH right hand man is at Cincinnati yard and is already dishing out
excessive discipline and pushing his weight around. Sent a conductor
home for not having his vest on when arriving at work and walking into
the building. Top gun throwing his weight around and letting the
arrogance fly.  This is going to be bad. We have a real problem brewing
here.  Don't know where he will be next but if anyone does let us all
know.

Name: Social UP Media
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 01 September 2017

Top RR CEO Salaries:

Hunter Harrison's salary tops all "active" Class I railroad CEO'S
combined...with $84,000,000.00 annually.
Jim Young (deceased) from UP is running a distant second place with
$54,000.000.00* (due annually until age 65). The rumor is that the UP
Corporate was blackmailed for his silence (secrets in his grave) for
running the lucrative drug trains.

* Union Pacific's 2015 annual prospectus, and following.

The sick-out has begun!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 01 September 2017

Harrison was touted as a rail management genius because of his invention
of a cost-cutting restructuring concept he calls ďprecision scheduled
railroadingĒówhich at this point appears to be neither precision, nor
scheduled, nor railroading (to paraphrase Voltaire).

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

CSX is blaming employees for recent collision saying it was human error,
employees did not apply an adequate number of hand brakes.

https://www.wthr.com/article/13-investigates-uncovers-startling-information-about-csx-freight-car-collision-near-downtown

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 01 September 2017

The RRs always have always taken advantage whenever possible. 
Unions have helped so give 'em some slack but they take
advantage also - if\when possible.

Way too many people: employees, managers, investors, government
regulators, etc., just plain suck and evidently don't have much, 
if any, conscience or pride.

Name: Phil Logan
E-mail: HNIC@G&WRR.COM
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 01 September 2017

Hey WAX,

I bet Blue or Greg still gets fried chicken from Church's every week,
maybe they'll get you some? I'd sure love me sum fried chickens, they
don't have good stuff like that up in Massa-chew-sets.

Phil

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 01 September 2017

Ok folks hear it is your CEO Hh,has a double digit  iq and an 8 digit
salary. He is going to fix everything. O don't for get the lack of
oxygen to the brain!!

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

I haven't been out here for very long time but  I've seen 3 CEOs,
4RFE, 20 or so TMs, and I quit counting assistant TMs. I don't bother
even remembering their names.  AND Countless Pricks using the union to
become officials.   

All those bitches have been let go or moved on but I'm still here.  
All is Well in The T&E ranks.  keep your mouth shut do as your told
offer no suggestions make all the ot you can.

This crazy oxygen deprived Mr. Ed talking to motherfucker will be gone
for one reason or another before you know it.  AND WE WILL STILL BE
HERE AND SOME OF OUR UNION BROTHERS AND SISTERS WILL BE COLLECTING BACK
PAY.

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

You're not even allowed to take a lunch break on a hump job in
Waycross. 

While the yard master and trainmaster are up there in the ac eating.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 01 September 2017

Sick out sept 2-3

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

Sick Out, do u think for 1 second there is gonna be a Suck Out? Jesus
man go back to working at Wal-Mart.  Tell u what, u mark off sick and
see how many co-workers follow suit.

Name: Sick Out
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 01 September 2017

Sick Out Sept 2-3!!!!

Name: Aaa
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years
Posted: 31 August 2017

They are working on MOW. Informed MOW system teams they will be working
9 days on with 5 days off. Starting day will be Tuesday and ending day
will be Wednesday. First 8 days are 9 hr days, last day is 8 hrs. BMWE
agreed to this without notifying members.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 31 August 2017

Hh could be rolling out his master plan to all managers and supervisors.
And getting
them all on the same page. And getting there feed back,and the ones
that show any doubt,are weeded out and replaced. You should find out
soon enough!!!!

Name: ????
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 31 August 2017

What's up 

Too quiet is an understatement. No rumor talks about pay and hours. No
negotiation talk. Reps are quiet. HH is quet. Union's and HH LEGAL
DOGS BEHIND CLOSED DOORS NOW?  LC not talking either. Don't know
anything.  This can't be good.  Dues paying members better start
asking more questions!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 31 August 2017

The article from warning u,the guy is 100percent right on the money. My
last 4.5 years railroading was having Hh as CEO. Then there was talk at
cp how Hh treated the the employees at cn. We thought good luck trying
that at cp,we will push back. Well all the rumours where true what this
man planned on doing to Cp employees.Everyone got a big surprise,before
hh they had to have cause to fire you or pull you out of service. Like
the guy said in his article they had a quote to fill or the managers
where fired. They violated as many contract rules as possible. There
where over whelming number of people fired that,those cases went in
front of arbitrators first. Most employees where reinstated with back
pay. All other grievences where secondary. Hh will bog down the union
with a train load of cases to be fought out. The unions in Canada did
well for the members. But it took time,which Hh liked. Your going to
have those holy ---- times and not believe what Hh plans on dishing
out. It is like the employees are the enemy of the company. That's how
he treated us up north. Be prepared for the big fights. It is easy to
trash the union which hunter likes you to do. Support your union
because now the reps. Will be tested by Hh and his team. This will
seperate the men from the boys in your union. Help the brother sister
hood out all you can. Be proud people who just want to earn a living
and do the good work you have always done for your company csx. Rome
was not built in a day!!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 31 August 2017

OH I GET A LUNCH.... FROM WHEN I ACTUALLY WARM OR COOK A FROZEN MEAL AND
LET IT COOL A BIT..SIT DOWN.. THEN I EAT WIPE MY MOUTH OFF WITH A NAPKIN
THROW OUT MY TRASH AND CLEAN UP AFTER MYSELF, I'M GETTING CALLED OUT
BACK TO WORK.... TOTAL TIME ABOUT 10 TO 12 MINUTES THAT'S MY
LUNCH.THEY INCLUDE TYING THE LOCOMOTIVE DOWN TESTING THE HANDBRAKE
BRAKE AND TRANSIT TIME WALKING TO AND FROM CREW ROOM INCLUDED IN THE 20
MINUTES. THE TRAINMASTER WAS TOLD THIS WAS A VIOLATION OF THE CONTRACT
AND HE COULD CARELESS HE WAS FUCKING HIS OWN EMPLOYEES.... WELL WHEN I
AND OTHER CREWS START LAYING DOWN ON THESES HEARTLESS MANAGERS, MAYBE
THEY WILL BE FIRED FOR LOW CAR COUNTS AND I WOULD CARELESS IF THEY CAN
FEED THERE FAMILIES

Name: WARNING U!
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 31 August 2017

History lesson for the PUPS!

You think its bad now? Just wait. History is getting ready to repeat
itself. You young pups weren't here when CSX first took over conrail.
When they came to avon yard they slowly weeded out(HH favorite term
along with one funeral at a time) the conrail managers. Then after they
had their pawns in place they started bringing in rejects from the NS
that believed in the Nazi Southern way of railroading. That's when the
whipping and beatings really started rolling out. Tony Ingram and Dave
Brown were two of the worst arrogant rejects the NS had and CSX took
them in with open arms. Years of failures and stalking took place and
mandatory failures were a must or managers were threatened to find
employment elsewhere. Many supervisors spilled their guts as they
walked out the door. Tom cook was another one who would wage bets on
who could get the most failures in a week and the who ever lost had to
buy him a steak dinner. Talk about a piece of ,,,,!  It wasn't until
the crews grew balls and laid down or as HH says pushed back that the
Unions finally got involved because they were told to do something
about their members or else. We all know what else was. $$$$$$$$! 
After Ingram was out things got a little better for everyone and moral
picked up for a while. 
Now we have a new King taking over CSX and this one has a history of
being just like the old Nazi Southern regime. However I hate to say
this but its going to be worse for everyone. The old head reps who were
around when everything went down around 2000-2002 are gone. The new reps
have no experience and haven't seen any of this crap yet. Your old reps
in the International are old aged men ready to retire and don't care
and you don't have enough young blood. You need to clean house and
start fresh with younger more gun-ho go getters. Your going to find out
just how good your guys are that you have now. You better pray they will
stand up to their unions and do what's right for you!  Good sign that
things are getting ready for a change is the move they made at avon.
Took the managers out of the Multi million dollar new building 5 and
put them in an old asbestos lead paint ridden hump building that smells
like dead rats all the time. Now why the hell would you do that. Why
would you leave the crews in a brand new building all by themselves and
put management on the other side of the yard? Because mark my word HH is
going to bring in his hit squad and fill those new offices with them.
The CSX managers are going to see how Karma works HH insist on weeding
out csx managers and replaces them with CN and CP recruits he has had
under his thumbs for years.  $$$$$$$$!  Cant beat the brides and
promises. So the crews at avon better get ready for the military camp
to form. Its coming. Better have the battle boots spit polished and
ready to go!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 31 August 2017

Canada here again,most people can't be bothered.But every time the
company violates your contract put in a grevience threw your union. A
year or more might pass but chances are your grievences will be heard
and you will be made whole. If you do nothing you will get nothing. If
your mistreated record times dates people involved and the issue. Then
go to your union rep. If he fails to help,file with human rights. The
person that is going to help you most is you. Without a paper trail
from employees it is just hear say. I took my employer to court cost me
lots, of my own money I won my case and they ended up paying my legal
fees in the end. If you do nothing you get nothing. We live in a time
where we want fast fix,or someone else to do the leg work. Stand up for
yourself,it works.

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

Have to read, review Contractual Agreements.  
The ol' B&O Agreement:
Lunch, General Rules \ Road - Rule #58.  Yard = Article 13.  

There are allowances for missing meal periods - albeit not much $$.

Been pretty much an accepted practice for very many years to leave a
lodging facility before on duty time to allow time for transport, stop
enroute for food, etc. - so as to show up at an on-duty point at
on-duty time.   Yeah, sometimes circumstances can/may differ. 

Getting ready for work, regardless of what all, is supposed to be done
before on duty time.  
No one wants to go back to the old ways = staying at a dorm with a 24
hr. greasy spoon restaurant and just one hour notification for work.  


Like it or not, some have taken advantage and ruined things for others.
Employees & management alike.  Way it is, way it's always been.

Name: Where is the International?
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 31 August 2017

Where is that pos international from Cleveland? Presebitch? Good ole
John P?
He's got all your due money and living high and don't give a fuck!!

Must do a national system wide sick out Sept 3 and 4 labor day!
Fuck EHH creel and ward and Sanborn.

Cock suckers!!

Name: law enforcement
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 31 August 2017

All railroaders

Here is something for you to think about. Everyday there are lawsuits
filed by convicts who are claiming their rights are being violated and
they are being treated inhumanly. These are people who have done the
worst of worst crimes and yet they file these cases and win them. There
are numerous bleeding heart groups who defend these criminals and even
pay for their cases.  How can anyone defend someone who has robbed,
raped, mutilated and molested children when they start crying that they
aren't being treated fairly in prison and not defend the railroad
workers of America?   Because they don't know! You get 10 minutes to
eat. Your bathroom breaks are timed? You are yelled at daily and forced
to work faster and unsafely?  Maybe your union representative should
start talking to some of these groups that back the treatment of hard
criminals and find out how they feel about this kind of treatment. How
do they feel about the hard working men/woman in this country being
treated like pack mules and gum on the bottom of managements shoes. 
Just a thought I would throw out there to you. You should be treated
better than convicts. You should be allowed your day in court.

Name: Crews
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 10-20 years
Posted: 31 August 2017

T&E

Its been posted on here what to do if you are denied your lunch break.
Make an issue out of it with the medical department. second I have read
the union agreement and it makes it very clear that they are to take
into consideration the time it takes to secure your equipment and
prepare to eat. The avon yard crews went through this years ago and
when they finally had enough of the abuse they layed down and marked
off sick. The big boys from Jacksonville showed up and when they found
out what was going on the put a stop to it. told the TM's and
yardmasters to allow the crews time to tie down their equipment and get
their meals ready. they had the guy call the tower 2 ym when they walked
in the building. they gave them a reasonable amount of time to tie down
and come in.  This crap is happening again then you better start
bombarding your union reps and filing out forms to send to them. Again
if you need to eat and they don't let you and your told to eat on your
locomotive and you don't have a microwave or any way to warm your food
up and are being forced to eat cold meals all winter long you need to
blast your international.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 31 August 2017

Hh team get stupidly creative. they will watch you work. Then ask you
how you can work faster,and then say why are you not doing that then.
How about being timed for being in the shitter. It gets dumber and
dumber and management does it with a straight face. It's funny your
union reps. Have not talked to the union reps. In canada to get a heads
up on the stupid shit to come to csx. The sad part is a lot of employees
think they can never change certain things. Then they are in shock when
they do,your stress level is going to be pushed to the limit.

Name: 1X
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 31 August 2017

Rd crews need to start showing up for ride at away from home terminal at
on duty time.  There is no way we can be required to get into company
paid transportation before we are on the clock.  This is one of many
perks we provide the carrier for free.  They want to start rushing us
around then give nothing back.                                         
                                                                        
                                                                        
                    Some dumbass came up with the idea of letting the ym
know if your not in a van or on a train within 15minutes of being on
duty and give a detailed summary of why not. PSR is a sham would be the
correct answer.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 31 August 2017

Get use to it they will get over double the production from employees.
It has been done at cn cp they will chase you all the time now. Hh will
be on management to do it,that's what they did with us and more people
will get hurt and more equipment will get damaged.  Sounds like he is
starting to role out his plan for csx. The faster your made to run the
faster he can layoff and fire people. Go go go is going to be the new
standard!!!!

Name: CSX = "PAID SLAVERY "
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 31 August 2017

12 HOUR WORK DAYS.... WHEELS MOVING 20 MINUTES AFTER YOUR START TIME...
20 MINUTE LUNCH,LUNCH STARTING RIGHT WHEN YOUR WHEELS STOP WHEN PARKING
LOCOMOTIVE...... LUNCH ACTUALLY ABOUT 12 MINUTE CAUSE YOU STOP YOUR
LOCOMOTIVE ,APPLY HAND BRAKE,TEST HANDBRAKE ,WALK INTO AND OUT OF
CREWROOM AFTER LUNCH INCLUDED IN YOUR 20 MINUTES.....SO ABOUT 10 TO 12
LUNCH......SWITCH OUT MULTIPLE SWITCH LIST 1 AND 2 CAR CUTS AT A TIME
BY YOURSELF. BITCHED AT BY TRAINMASTER, YOUR NOT BEING PRODUCTIVE
ENOUGH BY HUNTER STANDARDS,EVEN THOUGH YOU NEVER BEEN YELLED AT BEFORE
WITH YOUR PRODUCTION.....FINALLY MERCY ...YOU ARE TOLD TO PARK YOUR
POWER FOR RELIEF...ACTUALLY NO MERCY YOU BEEN HERE 12 HOURS AND
OUTLAWED ...WALK INTO CREW ROOM....TRAINMASTERS WAITING TELLING YOU TO
MARKOFF TIME SLIP... NO CHANCE TO GO TAKE A PISS AND WASHUP A BIT...NO
MARK OFF NOW MUST BE DONE WITHIN 15 MINUTES OF LOCOMOTIVE BEING
PARKED... TOTAL ACTUAL TIME WORKED ABOUT 11 HOURS AND 15 MINUTES WITH A
12 MINUTE FUCKING LUNCH..... 11 HOURS AND 15 MINUTES WORKED AND 12
MINUTE LUNCH... THIS IS NOTHING MORE THAN "PAID SLAVERY"

Name: watching
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years
Posted: 31 August 2017

ALERT! ALERT! ALERT!


IT'S TOO QUIET! No media reports of the STB going after HH. No yards
closed. No jobs cut in large masses in week. HH actually admitting he
made mistakes(old switch and bait trick) Stock markets quiet. No
reviews.  It's just to quiet. No post from customers on this site. No
crews reporting where cars are sitting out. BE WARNED!  It's just to
quiet. Every good soldier knows when the top brass gets quiet and
disappears and the doors are closed something is being planned. Pay
attention. LISTEN! Watch the actions of your supervisors. This is the
calm before the storm. Expect the paper work to start rolling out.
Expect policy changes for the crews.  Your union reps better be on red
alert and ready to react.

PAY ATTENTION CLOSELY!

Name: UP DRUG TRAINS
E-mail: busted@up.com
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 31 August 2017

UP IS THE LARGEST (Protected by the Feds and Mexico) DRUG CARTEL IN
NORTH AMERICA...GOT BUSTED AGAIN IN CHICAGO AND GOT AWAY AGAIN DUE TO
SOCIAL ENGINEERING (destroying the inter cities) FOR THE SAKE OF
PROFITS AND KICKBACKS TO CORRUPT POLITICIANS!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 31 August 2017

Sickout sept 2-3

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 31 August 2017

When hh took over at cp,the supervisor and managers got really annoying.
For months every day we where threaten to be fired. We told the
supervisors to shut up about the being fired and just do it. We will
deal with it. They did not like that,I'm waiting for a certain
supervisor to retire so he can inform us of the directives he was told
to do by head office.might cost us a bottle of whiskey.LOL

Name: We at UPRR have lots of Rats!!
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 31 August 2017

We here at UPRR Bakersfield have lots of RATS. They love that yellow
cheese.

Its part of their culture.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 29 August 2017

At one of the terminals at cp. a group organized a walk out. Well it
worked and they could not get crews for twenty four hours or so. Cp did
an investigation,one of the guys involved turned RAT. And testified for
the company people where fired with the Rats help.The RAT kept his job
and people where forced to work with him. To make a long story short he
had no more friends..The RAT threatened some people he was ordered off
the property, fired and threatening charges pending. Watch what you say
and to who you say it to. Everything can be recorded today and bite you
in the ass down the road.

Name: Sick Out Sept. 2-3
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 29 August 2017

Sick Out Sept. 2-3, pass it on.

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

The post by Legal contains some valid points. 


National Rail Contract -- then,  Agreements may differ from General
Committee to General Committee, RR to RR, property to property.

The corporation can make changes - but believe the GCs are supposed to
be at least consulted/informed/warned prior to when changes affect
member's working conditions.   Company\corporation policies are not
contractual agreed to agreements.  

Harrison was quoted he'll "eat the spaghetti" in reference to the
CSX rail network not being the same as the others that were changed.
May very well end up eating those words too.  Guess we'll see.

Name: buddy
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for N/A
Posted: 29 August 2017

Hi guys I do not work with you, but I do work for NS. I just wanted to
let you know your CEO is affecting us as well. The railroad on our side
has taken up strong positions of not paying according to contracts. They
are picking up a lot of work from you guys as well. The industrial near
where I work used to only haul 3 loads a month now they have 25 loads
this month. I pray for you guys but he is affecting the whole industry.

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

I know that every one can stick together, do your job safely and right.
Don't take any chances, work by the rule book.

Name: 1X
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 29 August 2017

Here is a thought. How about knowing the meaning of the entire contract
BEFORE BOX CAR WILLIE SIGNS IT.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 29 August 2017

As a union member and paid dues for many years. I was told a company has
the right to manage there company as they see fit. The collective
agreement protected workers to a point. Which was suppose to of been
agreed to in good faith by both parties. The company and union,where
the problems lie is the interpretation of the language in the
agreement. For example the company will provide safety equipment when
available. That statement let's the company off the hook. It should
read the company will provide safety equipment. When the company goes
to the table they have there fancy lawyers etc. To include these sucker
words. Some people are elected to the union are clueless. Some union
officials get wined and dined by the company during these talks and
lose focus. It is up to you members to review the contents of the
collective agreement before you vote on it. But you lose sight when the
company throws out a few crumbs to members. Which you think is good and
sign off. Knowledge is power you vote on these agreements make sure you
do your homework. And a union rep. That is not doing his job can be sent
packing with an x.

Name: 1X
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 29 August 2017

not paying our valid claims is a breach of contract.

Name: Ou812
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years
Posted: 29 August 2017

http://www.jconline.com/story/money/2017/08/29/amtrak-csx-ceo-hunter-harrison-wrong-and-things-arent-improving/610777001/?cookies=&from=global

Ha! Lying POS!

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

UTU/BLET members,


Read your agreements and understand your working CONDITION rights. What
many of you don't understand is that your unions do not have the legal
right to interfere with the corporations rights to restructure.
Furloughing hundreds of employees is not a violation of your
agreements. Cutting jobs is not a violation of your agreement. Closing
yard is not a violation of your agreements. What is a violation is not
notifying your unions that working conditions and rules are going to be
changed so the proper representation can sit down and discuss the
situation and see how best to handle it. Policy rules belong to the
corporation. Collective bargaining belongs to the Unions.

Many of you do not under stand how the unions work and what legal
rights they have in regards to the corporations right. 
A lot of complaints have been posted on this site for some time now
about the lack of service to the customers. To be blunt, this is not
your problem or responsibility. However I commend you on bringing the
reasons for this problem to light. Blaming the crews for the problem
was not only unprofessional but unethical . Your new CEO knows exactly
why this happened and should be ashamed of himself for blaming it on
the workers. Step back before you post and look at your complaint. Is
it a valid complaint because it is a violation of your collective
bargaining rights or is it a personal complaint. 
Being forced to work overtime and called back on your rest day after
day because man power shortage is at an all time high is a complaint
that your unions should be handling under working conditions. Mangers
doing the work of contract employees is a major violation under your
agreement. All things that need to be handled by your unions. Putting
hard workers on the street for the sake of the all mighty dollar is
horrible but that unfortunately is not an illegal move by the carrier
and all the Unions can do is argue the consequences of doing so.
Working without a lunch break is a serious concern. The health and
welfare of the employees  are put in harms way. Working with defective
equipment because no one is around to fix it is something that should
be brought to the attention of OSHA. Being intimidated to move freight
with defects and unsafe conditions warrants FRA action. There are
numerous things that are affected when the work force is down sized.
Learn the difference between what is a bargaining agreement violation
and what is a violation of state or federal law. The more you
understand both the better armed you will be to direct your complaints
to the proper departments. Do not forget that this site is viewed
everyday by numerous railroads, government agencies, lawyers, customers
and public agencies. Your messages are not going to be taken seriously
by those who understand how bargaining agreements work or the
corporations rights to restructure. Make valid post. Bring issues to
light that are unsafe and put employees and the public in harms way. Be
honest. Most of all be respectful. It makes you the better person.

Name: REP
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years
Posted: 29 August 2017

ALL CREWS


AS stated before, it is a serious violation for managers to go out into
the fields and do the union employees work. It has been posted on here.
If you find any manager doing the work of union contract employees you
need to contact as many furloughed employees that you can and tell them
to start calling the hell out of the international and let their
neighbors and anyone in the media they can know that they are on the
street while CSX allows their managers to do their work and violating
the hell out of the union agreements. Take pictures of managers
working. Take notes. Dates and times and what job the managers are
doing. It doesn't matter if they throw a switch. Make sure the FRA
knows that managers are running engines. They have to turn this into
the FRA as hours of service. They cant work and have to be rested just
like everyone else.  Cant believe that HH would let them run and then
be off 10 hours. Bet your butt they are right back at work as soon as
they get off the power.  Do what is right and report these violations.
Report all OSHA violations. HH wants to cut the throats of hard working
people they better be shooting back while they are going down.  This war
is just starting. The Unions will not step in to save the day until all
members have started a major media stink.   THIS IS A FACT PEOPLE.
Anyone who was around in 2006 remembers what happened that year. The
worst attack of observation testing and failures in the history of CSX.
It started with the southern regions 2006 safety plan that was set up to
train managers on how to stalk selected employees. The Great Lakes
division got the ball rolling with their 2006 safety action plan.
 "All new hire employees will be mentored with a Great Lakes manager.
The use of contract mentors will be limited and used only where
absolutely needed. There has been great value realized from
indoctrinating new employees with CSX values and safety culture as
opposed to UTU VALVES"!

WOW!  Did they really thing that was going to fly. Have you got to be
kidding. Now that was a slap that no one in the Union was going to
take. Then there was the organizing campaign that took place. Everyone
should remember the bumper sticker that came out. "The Nations
railroads they use us-then abuse us!" It wasn't until employees were
threatened that the union stepped up and came to the rescue. If you had
a sticker on your car you were told you couldn't park on the property.
The UTU reps had one locked in their union boards and were told to
remove them or people would be pulled out of service. Nasty arguments
and threats started between management and the reps. After the fire
really started burning because the members and a few VLC and assistants
started making suggestions that the media and people in Washington D.C.
were going to get involved, the Union decided to fire off a letter to
the division managers demanding that the harassment of Union employees
cease or charges would be filed for violating their right to organize
and their rights to freedom of speech. It wasn't until the members
started the entire blow out that the Union officials stepped in and did
what they had to do because they were under the gun. Local business were
aware of what was going on and were asking questions. Local news
stations were aware.  
So if you want to get something done then you have to stand together
and use the media to get things started. Put your unions on front
street and make them do what is right when the time comes. Believe me
when I say the time is coming. This is going to be a repeat of history
and hopefully the new hires today will have the backbone that their
fathers and grandfathers and fellow employees had that were and still
are hard working union members. Don't work through lunches. Don't run
like a dog. Don't stand there and be threatened with insubordination
when it is not warranted. Do not let a manager tell you he doesn't
care if what he is ordering you to do is a violation of your union
agreement when you point this out to him. This is a hostile manager and
is anti Union and he should be reported immediately to your LC and the
General Chairman's office. When you are entitled to extra pay per your
union agreements and managers promise you an extra ticket and they
don't come through, report the incident . This is an ethics
violations. They have lied to you. Told you what you wanted to hear.
Report the incident.  Your Local reps are swamped. They have their
hands full now. They always have. Fax your complaint forms and letter
to the General chairman's office. Demand action. You have the rights
to be heard. You are paying for representation to the fullest extent by
your unions. Your dues are paying for a service agreement. You have
every right to demand that service. Listen and learn from older
employees who have been through it. 2006 was the year of the Union
employees and their voice was heard. Proof that you can do something!

Name: 1X
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 29 August 2017

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


160 TRAINS CANCELLED OR DELAYED BECAUSE OF PSR.


GET SOME OUR CONTRACTS ARE BREACHED EVERYDAY!

Name: 1X
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 29 August 2017

Amtrak spokesman Marc Magliari said CSX is violating its agreements by
failing to allow passenger trains to operate on-time on the Hoosier
State, Cardinal and other lines on which Amtrak trains use CSX tracks.



GET SOME OUR CONTRACTS ARE BREACHED EVERYDAY!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 29 August 2017

Wait till someone jumps in unit with you guys with a. Clip board and
times everything you do. Or is parked in a truck with binoculars timing
everything you do switching or threw the cameras. Those kind of audits
will happen. And if people are that disfuntional that only ten percent
of managers could do field work. Hh is going to get rid of all the dead
weight. He does not care how long you have worked for the company. He
has a plan and he will role it out and no one will stop him. Trust me
we seen him do it. Good luck.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years
Posted: 29 August 2017

We need people to GO TO THE MEDIA. It can be anonymous, but we need
people to speak out about the conditions at CSX. If it is continually a
story, the public will know and EHH along with the board will no longer
be able to sweep it under the rug.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years
Posted: 29 August 2017

Sickout Sept 2-3. Do it, don't wimp out. We must be united in order to
get this to work. Safety must always be a priority and EHH is going to
cost people their lives for the stakeholders' benefit. This must END.

The concern trolling is helping no one, saying that nothing will work.
That negative attitude does not spark progress.

Managers and office workers are not in physical shape for the RR at
CSX. That's not going to be an equivalent substitute. Maybe 10% are
capable. This isn't Canada.

We must try every possible angle to get rid of EHH if we are going to
come out of this on the other side. He is going to get people killed
because safety is no longer a priority to him.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 28 August 2017

Good advice for hh ,but the best worker to him is the one fearing losing
there job. Fear and intimidation is what this guy is all about. Power
ego,narsistic,two ways of control a person money and pain!

Name: Been There
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 28 August 2017

CREWS


Don't listen to the idiots about wild cat strikes. Go ahead and strike
if you think it will do you any good. Fact is the outcome wont be any
different than when the air traffic controlers and pilots decided to do
so. Fact is by federal law you cant.  Use your damn heads and think of
why you cant. Do you even bother to read why. Stopping the movement of
U.S. commerce freight is detrimental to everyone in this country. You
are no better than HH when you say this stupid shit. Customers are
hurting now. You think striking is going to help them any more. USE
YOUR HEADS. Think outside of the box. You have a union no matter how
bad you think they are. Grow balls and make them get involved. What the
hell do you think the media is for. Force your unions to act.

Try using your imagination at work.  Can any of you think outside of
the box? Are you not educated enough to figure things out? 

I will give you one example of thinking outside of the box. 
Rumors are flying that management is so scared of HH now because the
work isn't getting done and the industries aren't getting switched
that they are forcing crews to work through their lunches.
Does anyone not have diabetes? How About hypoglycemia? How about high
blood pressure?  You get the idea. They wont let you stop and eat and
you get weak or dizzy you tell them you need to eat!  If they wont let
you take your break for lunch file your claim then CALL THE CSX MEDICAL
DEPARTMENT! Tell them what happened and get a paper trail started. Get
it on record that the company is forcing people to work through their
lunch breaks and are creating a dangerous environment for people who
need to eat a meal at lunch or dinner time. You don't need the unions
to get things started. You just need to use your heads and think a
little harder. I know of many people who have won claims without filing
one piece of paper with their union reps because they know what stones
to roll over and what needs to be done to make things go away. Start
using your heads. Start thinking of your human rights. Start thinking
of state a federal laws. They don't call it whistleblowing for
nothing!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 28 August 2017

One thing to think about is if you have wildcat strike or go out for any
other reason. Your just making his case to train office staff and
managers,to get there conductors and engineers certification. He will
justify doing this to the government that if union employees , disrupt
service he has management and other staff to resume service. If there
was a walk out it work cause hardship to csx and customers.  So I would
be careful about talking wildcat strike or what ever.

Name: CSX RR worker
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 28 August 2017

So Mr. Harrison, As it is my opinion that your big ego has you
monitoring this site from time to time, and YES even replying once in a
while. I have some questions for you?

1. As I have noticed that you like to play the big hero that will take
on all those BIG LAZY T&E GUYS that are making it so hard for the
railroads to make a profit.  
What then? When you come into a terminal and all the guys are just
ordinary hardworking guys, trying to provide for their families. And
they are not trying to resist your Precision Railroading Masterplan? 
As it is my experience that most of the guys ARE hardworking and are
not looking for a fight as you so often try to portray us as. Why do
you still bully everyone around?

Believe it or not many of your changes have been applauded by the rank
and file. The firing of wave after wave of useless managers, that knew
nothing about railroading, whom only skills were to fire 
every railroad worker that they could, for bullshit rule violations. We
loved that! Getting rid of cumbersome rules that truly DID NOT make
anthing safer. Just appeared to make things safe. Good Job Mr.
Harrison!

2. So then if you are truly dedicated to making this a better more
profitable company. Why all the hostility towards the workers? Common
sense and logic says that a business whose workers are against it is
doomed to fail
 or at best, have marginal success.  Most of us are stock holders as
well, and have every interest in seeing this company succeed. Surely a
man who rose up through the ranks should have some sympathy for the
worker bees themselves. Furthermore just look at what happened after
you left CP Rail. Keith Creel put out an olive branch out to to the
rank and file, and asked them to work with him. Can't we just all get
along? 

3. How are we supposed to support you and your endeavours when we hear
from our counterparts on your former railroads, that you disrespected
their contracts, broke labor laws, disregarded safety, treated
customers poorly, fired employees who merely questioned those things
which they had been taught to question their whole lives. If you have
an employee who wants the best for this company, and they question that
which seems absurd or counterproductive why are you so quick to cast
them off? Or do you just want mindless drones that will never question
a bad idea?

I would like to think that you learned lessons from your previous
endeavors, and that you are going to do better this time. But the
current state of affairs seems to suggest that you just want chaos and
disorder. And that you really don't seem to have any real action plan,
that is different from anything that we have seen before. Not to be
overly critical, but we employees would like to do our jobs to the best
of our abilities without having come to work feeling threatened every
day. Is it so hard to treat us decently. Being chased out to our yard
jobs within the first 5 minutes of work, not even giving us a
reasonable amount of time to eat our lunchs in peace? I've seen
minimum wage warehouse workers treated better than this. We are human
beings Mr. Harrison! Not to mention we ARE NOT valueless employees that
can be shrugged off like an old food wrapper. A basic trainmans training
is over $30,000.00. For an Engineer it's more like $100.000.00. It's
literally like training a Doctor or Lawyer and then firing them just as
fast as you can.

Mr. Harrison, I urge you to rethink your attitudes toward the
hardworking men and women of CSX. We would like to be part of a team
with common goals! Not the enemy you erroneously think we are.

Name: Loyalty got me nothing
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years
Posted: 28 August 2017

Lots of good publicity going around for HH.  
The Fortune article. 

His "make nice" letter to the STB about the new field personnel he
has installed to help customers...after he fired many of the people who
knew what was going on and could have avoided a lot of this. He fired
them out of spite and venegance...men and women who have worked 15-20
years with spotless records. Why?  Because he was pissed that CSX
refused his merger offer and now he is hellbent on punishing everyone
he can...except the VP's and above who have golden parachutes so he
can't fire them.. 

And what happens...stock is going up.  Shareholders are happy that
CSX's CEO is looking good to the public and shareholders. Good
publicity is making him out to be the railroad savior. All hail HH. 

No one knows the truth but workers and customers who aren't getting
service. Get the word out there. Stop his publicity machine. The truth
must be shared. Now is the time to be heard. Call reporters. Email.
Keep the pressure on.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 28 August 2017

Sick out sept 2-3

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 28 August 2017

Anyone notice they started rehumping at avon??? The asshole admitted in
a article that "it may have been a mistake shutting the hump down at
avon" I nearly fell out of my chair, when I read that. The hollyNess
godfather admitted that he made a railroad mistake!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Engine repair, for 30+ years
Posted: 28 August 2017

Maybe they could hold the special Olympics in Nashville then... BUT that
would give the other special needs people a bad name if you put the csx
retards in the same group.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 28 August 2017

No one should expect the media, government agencies, politicians, the
populace, to be on your side - UNLESS catastrophic accident(s) occur --
and if/when that should happen then there'll be even more regulations
and rules for workers to adhere to.
  
This is year 2017 and many people think RR employees already have good
pay & benefits.  Doesn't matter if all the work circumstances and
conditions are known by some. 

Yes - you can claim contract violations - depending on the particular
situation, and yeah, you'll wait for retribution. 

Lead a wildcat strike?  Do so without much support, if any, and hide
from federal marshals.   

Things will get better. Harrison will fail.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 28 August 2017

We have the same rules in our collective agreement in Canada. No
managers or supervisors where aloud to do our work either. But when hh
took over,he said no one will be sitting at a desk with there feet up.
All managers and supervisors where told to do our work they did and
still are. Hh layed off so many people. That all office staff where
fast tracked to train as conductor and engineers. Managers where
driving the trains with unionized conductor sitting in same cab. The
training time for office staff was cut in half. They had little to no
field experience. Most training was done in a simulator. And approved
by transport Canada. You can google this about office staff running
trains at cprail. What I'm saying and witness is Hh does not care
about union rules and laws. He will do the same thing at csx,just wait
and see. He will do what he wants and deal with grievences later. So
big deal if he has to pay out on some grievences,he knows how long it
takes to get to arbitration. That is why he is braking all the rules.
To over whelm the unions with paper work and hearings. And the cost to
get grievences in front of an arbitrator .I payed my union dues for
thirty five years ,and union did good job. But in the meantime you have
to watch all this unfold before they can react. You are going to get a
lot of surprises from Hh..Just trying to give you people a heads up !

Name: EXLC
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 28 August 2017

Retired CP

I don't know what kind of union contracts you had but if managers/non
union contract employees cross the line and come out into the field to
work there WILL BE HELL TO PAY!  It is a serious violation for any non
contract employee to take the work from a union contract employee. 
This claim goes straight to the international and is awarded 5 days pay
for each violation.  The union brothers in the United states have stood
this ground for over 50 years and you can bet your sweet ass it isn't
going to change. This is one issue the Unions have to stand up and do
what is right unless they want a battle in court from the union
members. This kind of action is so serious that it is protected by
federal law under Union rights in the United States. NO UNION can sit
back and do nothing and take the chance of this getting out in the
media. It would be a major blow and other Unions would agree 100%!
MANAGEMENT DOES NOT TAKE OUR WORK AWAY FROM US!  If one manager is seen
in the field doing any union brothers work I would hope they would have
the balls to do what is right for all union members and file a
complaint immediately.  I personally have done it and yes I was paid
along with my hogger. This can not and will not be tolerated. Look what
happened to the managers who did this in the 60's and 70's. There were
casualties and people were shot.  This isn't a joke.
This site is a great place to expose any manager who is seen out in the
field doing union contract work.  POST NAMES, DATES, AND TIMES. BE
HONEST!  Don't post crap because you are pissed at a manager. Be an
honest grown up adult. Don't be afraid to get it our there. If HH has
a history of this blatant violation of Union rights, then he needs to
learn it wont be tolerated by U.S. union members.  If we have to bring
the 60's back then so be it.  Like he said in his interview. Cultures
are changed one funeral at a time. If he is a non believer in our
rights then time to start reminding him. He is 72 year old and was
around when the Union strikes we at full force in this country. He
knows the power we have if we stick together. Get our butts in gear and
be men. Do what is right and stand up. He cant fire us all!

Name: snafu/fubar the 30th
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 28 August 2017

you guys are pushed at the breaking point now. a walk out strike needs
to happen now. ol' ehh will need double o2 then and more bp/heart
meds. the donald will raise hell for a couple of days but he'll get
over it. maybe then the damned csx will take your grievances seriously
and do better and the same for your weak ass unions.maybe they'll take
things seriously too and do their job you guys pay them for.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 28 August 2017

Retired CP employee I've seen business admin guys with top marks come
out of university. Hired on to CP 'elite ' team. Hired on as local
managers right out of school. He was one of many CPRAIL's future
shining stars. Then along came HH . In 4.5 years move this guy, $190k a
year, so much that he quit. Now making $45k a year and happy because he
has a regular work life. This is how HH works. He gets his management
out into the field to try to fire as many employees as they can. With
all those people fired it lowers the operating ratio for Wall Street.
Now all the managers think they've done such a great job for HH that
when there is a shortage of crews, they are the ones that will make up
for the shortage of employees. He has only been your CEO for 6 months.
We had him for 4.7 years. You Managers think you are such loyal people
to HH by firing people. Now, this is what is going to happen. Trains
will have to be run and there won't be enough crews and you Managers
are not protected by a Union. He will get you Managers to make up for
the people that have been fired. He'll work you 16 hours a day or
more, 7 days a week. He has not rolled out yet the he's going to abuse
you Managers. You think you are the 'chosen ' ones. If you have any
doubt in this call the boys in Canada to see if I'm bullshitting you.
I witnessed this and feel sad for you

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years
Posted: 28 August 2017

Hey listen "I'M FREE" if they won't let you quit, just fuck with
them and mark off sick then mark up ... miss call and shit.. accumulate
points and make them spend $27.50 on registered letters 3 or 4 times.go
to the investigation the tell them all to go fuck off you quit and walk
ou!!!!I ENVY YOU BEING ABLE TO QUIT!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 27 August 2017

It's time the union does its job.... time to organize wildcat strikes
around the system.... first conductors walk out of let's say terminal
A on let's say Monday.... then conductors walk out on Wednesday at
terminal B....... then engineers walk out of terminal C on
Saturday..... and so on and so on.... when is the BLET AND THE UTU gona
say this is enough... bad enough  we don't have a national contract
going on a couple years now and now put up with this old fuck not
honoring any of the current contract.wildcat strikes timed out across
the system would shut the system down.

Name: FLOORED!
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 1-10 years
Posted: 27 August 2017

RAILROAD SAVIORS POST

If you haven't read the interview that Fortune magazine did with
Harrison I suggest you do.  A link was provided on this site for you to
view it. 

The article is very lengthy but there are numerous messages through out
it that send very strong and disturbing messages. 

Most arrogant messages: "I know how to run a railroad. I wrote the
handbook! I ain't leavin a failure."

Most disturbing message: "Cultures change one FUNERAL at a time." 
Then he emphasizes the importance of detoxing the culture by WEEDING
OUT the non believers. 
This comment is almost understandable after reading that his father was
a traveling preacher after he retired. Not hard to figure out where this
mentality comes from. Reverend Harrison had spoken and is telling you he
will rid his house of the non believers.  

Harrison mentions several times his plans to making csx great and
making the investors and stockholder rich.  He talks of reductions in
Locomotives, cars, switching equipment , etc, etc, etc. but not once
did he have the backbone to say he would reduce the workforce and put
people out of work. He mentions disruption to customers and some
casualties to their service but nothing as to the amount of people he
would be putting on the street. When he was asked how he felt about the
comments that people were saying that CSX is a spaghetti network and his
plan would not work as it did with his other railroads his comment was.
"I'll eat the spaghetti!"

READ THE INTERVIEW. FORGET ALL THE CRAP YOU HEAR! You want to see where
this mans mind is at read it.  We are dealing with a lot of issues here.
All I can say is good luck to management. They are going to need it!
Reverend Harrison has spoken!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 27 August 2017

Worthless Union Bosses Should Be Wiped Out:

The union bosses are in it for themselves. Rail carriers save millions
of dollars annually in claims that your union bosses trash for paid
weekend safety captain assignments.
Face reality; Union leadership any integrity was lost years and years
ago!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 27 August 2017

Good luck at hearing. Hh has mandate and lots of support from what I
seen at cprail no one is going to get in his way. He will ignore them
or run them down. That's his nature.

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

Meeting the US Surface Transportation Board -- Sept. 12, 2017.
Complaints from big business shippers may be heard & maybe there'll be
action taken but it's doubtful at best if labor union input will be
listened to seriously, if considered at all.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 27 August 2017

All the union national reps. Should be at the STB hearings to address
all the issues with hunter and csx. Not the individual employee,all the
stories that are fact should be given to reps.It is there duty to stand
up for the members..with out members support they are with out of a
job,just takes an  x

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: CSX Customer, for N/A
Posted: 27 August 2017

Maybe this fucker needs to sleep with one eye open!!!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 27 August 2017

Why are we paying these outrageous union dues! The UTU refuses to
represent us in anyway. Why? I want my money back you cowards! You
useless leaches! No back bone, non representing place holders!

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

If your a csx employee and you plan on making a statement for the record
against hunter. Make sure you cover your ass hole with both hands. Guys
that tell other people to step forward,are usually the ones that hide
in the back ground. And suggest someone else be the. Big the sacrifice
for the cause. You know the type the ones that talk big in the lunch
room ..But then on the floor suck all the cock he can get in his mouth.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years
Posted: 26 August 2017

CSX Corporation (Nasdaq:CSX) will participate in a public proceeding
with the Surface Transportation Board to update the federal agency on
steps it is taking to correct service problems. Rail shippers and other
stakeholders will also get a chance to inform the agency about the
effects of service problems they have experienced with CSX.

The proceeding will take place on Sept. 12 at 9:30 a.m. at the STB's
office in Washington, D.C.

 It might be a decent idea to try and get as many of us to this meeting
as possible. If it is made clear that Hunter Harrison has enabled this
unsafe culture at CSX he might be removed faster.  At the very least it
would be terrible PR for them as all the comments would be public
record.  

 I don't know how many boys we got up in Washington but every little
bit counts.

Name: Railroad Savior
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 1-10 years
Posted: 26 August 2017

In case you haven't already read this absolutely nauseating trash about
our "72 year old railroad savior" from fortune magazine: 

http://fortune.com/2017/08/24/csx-hunter-harrison-trains/

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

Cn is hiring conductors cp says they are hiring 200 because hunter cut
so deep they have to replace now. Get a work visa come north.

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

Conductor 1-10

This is a question for your LC. Have you not called and asked him? If
you cant get an answer then call the General chairmans office everyday
if you have to until you get an answer.  If you are eligible for
railroad unemployment after you haven't worked for a week demand they
furlough you and then apply for it.  Yeah, it doesn't pay squat but
its more than sitting homeout with a dime while they play games. I have
seen them starve men out. they sit by the phone waiting for calls or
watch the boards everyday hoping to grab a crumb when they can