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Courtesy and Professional CSX Style

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

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



Webmaster's note:

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

You do the math.



Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 18 June 2018

FRA this, FRA that.  
Big business U.S. RRs don't fear that agency.
Lame duck and company friendly.  
Threat of fine(s) and/or worse to a lowly employee is a big deal
though.

Name: Inspection
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 30+ years
Posted: 18 June 2018

In Canada at cprail under Hh, we where given 30 seconds a side to
inspect a train. 100 car train 100 minutes. They timed us and if you
did not inspect train in that time frame they called you on it. That
was test and inspect. Now if you missed something or something happened
on the road. You where blamed for it and you went for statements. They
had managers not trained to test and inspect. But they had the hogger
do min brake application and pull the train by them. That was the test
and inspect. Now what would of been interesting if there was a wreck
they would have to put the names of managers that did this on paper
work. In Canada transport Canada has no teeth with the big rr. They do
what they want, transport Canada is useless.

Name: FRA WATCHDOG
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years
Posted: 18 June 2018

CARMAN

Qualified mechanical inspector: 49 CFR 232.5

A qualified person who has received, as a part of training,
qualification, and designation program required under 232.203
instructions and training that includes "hands on" experience under
appropriate supervision or apprenticeship in one or more of the
following: Troubleshooting, inspection, testing, maintenance or repair
of the specific train brake components and systems for which the person
is assigned responsibility.

A trainmaster is not qualified to perform the Class 1 airbrake test and
inspections required on the cars on any train that is being built in the
original terminal. If this happens again you must call the FRA
immediately. Complaining on this website is only helpful to the extent
that people in the public read it and can make inquiries to the USDOT
or the FRA office.  You must report it. Just because an FRA inspector
reads this site doesn't mean he is officially notified that there is a
problem. You must make the call.

As for walking only one side of the train during the pre inspection
process that is illegal as hell. Tell your yard master to purchase a
code of federal regulations and read  232.205.
We have been hearing a lot of rumors about this for the last year about
TM's out in the field rushing crews during the pick up of cars in line
of road and have been watching but have yet to catch one in the act.
Time is on your side. Follow the rules as written in your operating
rules They are very clear how you will do a pre inspection of the cars.
You must do an inspection of both sides of the cars to the best of your
training BEFORE YOU CAN DO A ROLL BY INSPECTION!

An inspector shall take a position on each side of the car sometime
during the inspection process so as to be able to examine and observe
the functioning of all moving parts of the brake system on each car in
order to make the determination and inspection required by this
section. 232.205

A ROLL BY INSPECTION OF THE BRAKE RELEASE AS PROVIDED FOR IN PARAGRAPH
(B)(8) IF THIS SECTION SHALL NOT CONSTITUTE AN INSPECTION OF THAT SIDE
OF THE TRAIN FOR PURPOSES OF THIS REQUIREMENT!

I don't know how to make it any more clear. You must inspect both
sides of each car during your pre inspection before you can do a roll
by release of the cars. If you have any supervisor harassing you or
intimidating you to break these laws then you must report them. Its
that simple. Do not sit there and allow this to continue. You can not
complain and cry all the time because you see this happening and expect
anything to get changed if you just walk away because you are scared of
retaliation. If enough of you stick together and file complaints
together they have no choice to address your claims. If you know of any
FRA inspector who is turning his head or showing favoritism towards the
carrier you can file a complaint with the USDOT. Any inspector who
willingly allows the law to be broken should be removed from his
position,

Name: Will get worse
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 17 June 2018

As the stock creeps up there will be more cuts, even if it is not
warranted. In the minds of the brass in the ivory tower,they think they
are on the right track and pat themselves on the back. So these managers
will do anything to get the trains rolling. If they be inspected or not.
They will falsified documentation. And lie when it is convenient for
them to do so. So to be safe be prepared for anything. It will get a
lot worse yet people I lived threw it with Hh for 4 years. The stress
just about did me in.

Name: There goes another one 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 17 June 2018

Why are so many people quitting the railroad?I know a tm that quit csx
don't understand why with the salary and benefits they have.im
thinking about trying to get on but this makes me nervous to leave my
day shift job

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

This is how much management want to bully the carman. We inspected and
did 1 brake test. The train pulled apart nineteen hundred miles away. I
donít know how many crew changes, but they blamed the Carmen we went for
statements and pulled out of service for thirty days. Any delays they
try and blame some union employee. And we caught managers filling out
paper work for trains that where never looked at because short of
staff. Record everything you work on. Because they look for scape goats
when they need to blame someone. This is what has become of the
industry, no ethic or trust anymore.

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

Carman they did the same to us when Hh was in charge. And if something
happened they tried to hang the carman. My advice if they pull before
your in position at headend. Write down the car number at the point you
watched it out. And keep a record. Keep every move that you perform. 
They cut staff so deep that they take any short cuts management can.
Safety is the last thing they care about

Name: Snacks
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 16 June 2018

At the rr I work for we have vending machines in bunk house you can get
raw eggs anything. We have normal stove and microwave ovens. Bad thing
I load up my grip with junk food for trip home. And Iím hundred pounds
over weight.

Name: Yep
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 16 June 2018

I miss the brakestick...bullshit us big guys have to climb on these cars
to tie a hand brake. Also what really pisses me off....all snack
machines at work should have the credit card swiper...who carries
around the much change these days..wtf!? We are going backwards!

Name: Loco meetoo
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 15 June 2018

Yes I hear what you are saying. I could post cases of woman taking guy
down. On the the railroad it happens. But you are naive,if you think it
does not happen.

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

My post on block lifts, Iím a carman just tried to help we might be on
different page just tried to help.

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

Hey boys it a womanís world, now with meetoo if you said or did anything
to a woman ten years ago. She can still bring it up on you with no proof
or evidence. Make a complaint to management or police. There is no
investigation or due diligence down to defend yourself. In most cases
now the female will just be believed and the men will suffer the
consequences. This is on the news on a regular basis, in a sense having
a camera in the cab of a locomotive, could save your ass if you are
working with a female and she falsely accused you of something.
Hopefully in the near future a man will be able to defend himself again
in court etc. And just not have the word of a woman taken as true.  If a
woman has it in for you now days, your done.

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

Your air brake tests are AAR rules, goverment law. Not CSX rules. If CSX
had it there way you would not be testing any cars takes time. For
example when a train has been air test by the carman. And then train
crew bleeds cars off to switch track for some reason, the cars that
where bled off have to be retested. But this rule is always ignored,
now the track is put back together after switching and the bleed rods
are stuck open. But the train crew now thinks he has 100 percent brakes
working on the train. Which is not the case! The only indication the
hogger has is now it takes longer to charge and canít get calibration.
So if you leave town you have a lot of cars with no brakes because the
bleed rod is open and cars canít charge.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 14 June 2018

Any other fat conductors like myself who miss the brakestick?

Name: Lift
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 14 June 2018

What it means is you have to charge the cars up and brake test them.

Name: Standing test
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 13 June 2018

Yes your right, two am crew tired conductor newbie, piston came out went
in travel length he forgot or not up to speed with mechanical specs. It
happens they count on crew before them, or shop staff making sure
everything is good. Shit happens that could of been prevented, human
error!!!!

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

The best I seen was a rookie hogger went to tie on his train, his train
was about half way down the track. He had the power throttled up
conduct said 20 cars ten cars. You better start slowing down. The
rookie hogger said brakes are applied. The conductor jumped off, the
power hit the train. The trailing unit got buckled and the headend car
was buckled. The hogger got hurt after slamming into the door. Same
thing they found on power, brakes not effective due to piston travel
and excess speed. The power hit so hard that it ripped open the fuel
tank on the trailing unit. Hazmat was called to deal with the fuel
spill.  If hogger would of inspected power and at minimum controlled
his speed it would of never happened.  Murphyís law if it can happen
sometimes will.

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

In years past I remember a crew taking a consist off shop track. Two sd
40 and old elco   The hogger went to stop so brakeman could line the
gate. But the power never stopped they ran the switch. From the
investigation hogger and shop staff employee where fired. On two of the
loco motives the piston travel was adjusted out so far that they had
minimum braking pressure.  After that the shop staff stop sluffing off
and did there job. And most hoggers did there walk around before taking
power.

Name: UP FLMA SNITCHES
E-mail: eatshit@up.com
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 13 June 2018

Attention ALL UP/Rail Employees:

If you have a Smart Phone and downloaded your employer's App, you
obviously surrendered your right to privacy. Each and every time, 
your phone is turned on, UP can track your exact locations and send
their private investigators and monitor your activities, including 
tracking their Vice-President of Safety & Security, at a local 
Gay bar (Max) incognito?

Name: Fact
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 13 June 2018

How does CSX know that this happened during the last trip? It could have
accured during the calendar day inspection. This equipment isn't
serviced regularly. Screw CSX. 







Name: Utility worker
E-mail: 
Employed as: Engine repair, for 30+ years
Posted: 13 June 2018

If your piston travel is excessive we usually just tell the
transportation officer and they will charge the prior engineer that
used that engine and failed to write it up.  It's funny how you gents
turn your co workers in.

Name: Utility worker
E-mail: 
Employed as: Engine repair, for 30+ years
Posted: 13 June 2018

If your piston travel is excessive we usually just tell the
transportation officer and they will charge the prior engineer that
used that engine and failed to write it up.  It's funny how you gents
turn your co workers in.

Name: Xvl
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 12 June 2018

Hogger 

Your absolutely right. Don't forget that even a convicted convict can
get early parole with good behavior. They would take any chance from us
if they could!  Any supervisor who made those comments would be the
first to deny it!

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

The company nit picks all these bs so called, safety violations. You
never see a manager say your not taking that power until the brake
piston travels are in limits,or the shitter is serviced or that cracked
window is fixed etc. Write all those defects up on every train you get
on. The first thing they will do is measure piston travels if you run a
red board.There is so much stuff a guy can right up on defective
equipment and make the company do there due diligence on repairing
equipment if they are so concerned about safety. The time and money it
takes to write up the small shit is just there stupid way to justify
there jobs.

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

Hoggers


When they voted in some changes in the SSA they didn't make any
changes in writing to the forgiveness article on discipline charges.

Side letter #13
A clear record for the first or second 6 months of a calendar year will
cancel (1) disciplinary entry on the employee's service record for each
six month period or a maximum of two per year,

There have been some supervisors telling engineers that this part of
the union agreement is no longer in effect because the company has done
away with specific minor/serious charge violations. This is NOT TRUE.
This article applies to all engineers who have 5 or more years of
seniority until it is removed by vote of the membership. 

The new idpap policy only has two levels of discipline now. It is
either a non-major or a major.  There is no more minor groups or
serious groups.  There used to be a distinct procedure to follow
applying the forgiveness for each group. If you had a minor charge you
had to go 180 days without another charge for one charge to be removed.
That was a "straight" 180 days. No one half of the year or the other. 
It was different on serious charges. It was agreed that you must go 180
days of an entire half before you could have one charge removed. In
other words if you got a serious charge in January you would have to go
from July 1st to December 31st to have it removed. With no separate
categories as stated in the old IDPAP policy all engineers must follow
the "wording" in the SSA agreement under side letter #13.  I have
spoke with several LC on this issue and it is understood that the Union
has no control over how the carriers discipline policies are written
unless they are extreme and excessive and do not allow any employee the
ability to receive forgiveness when correcting their behavior and
showing and attempt to correct their actions.  Side letter #13 allows
this forgiveness protection to all engineers with 5 years or more
seniority.

Something that is very important for both engineers and conductors to
remember is the statement that was written on the first page of the new
issue of the IDPAP policy in regards to accessing discipline.

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. 

VERY IMPORTANT....CSXT REQUIRES MANAGERS TO PROVIDE FAIR AND CONSISTENT
TREATMENT TO ALL EMPLOYEES UNDER THEIR CHARGE AND TO USE ALTERNATIVES TO
FORMAL DISCIPLINE WHENEVER APPROPRIATE!!!

Formal counseling in writing IS FORMAL DISCIPLINE! Do not be fooled
into thinking it is not!  Any notation made in your employee
history/record can lead to an adverse effect on your employment with
the company and can lead up to cause for termination. A written
notation in your employee records that you were verbally counseled IS
NO DIFFERENT THAN A CHARGE OF FORMAL DISCIPLINE!!!
Missing a side shield because it fell off before you get another one or
not having your vest closed in front are just a few examples of failures
that DO NOT WARRANT a formal counseling in writing! If you feel you have
received excessive counseling for "petty" infractions you should
immediately contact your LC and provide a written statement. The IDPAP
policy is a "play" on words. Supervisors do not have to make an entry
in your employee history if they feel it is a "petty" incident that
doesn't warrant a formal reprimand. If they tell you they have no
choice then they are not telling you the truth. The policy is black and
white. They have the right to use alternative choices!

Name: beenthere
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 12 June 2018

Usedwithoutconsent 

DONT BE AN IDIOT!!!!!  If you are ready to lose your job then go ahead
a blow the whistle. What you obviously don't get is that the
information you are complaining about will only get the company a slap
on the hand. Did you not learn anything since the time you were hired.
How many times have you seen the FRA turn their heads the other way.
I've seen it too many times to count. How many times have you been
ordered to violate a rule just to accommodate the supervisors and make
them look good just to turn around a be written up for a petty little
rules violation because they need their quota. I was blackmailed into
taking an observation failure by guilt. My other crew member broke a
rule that was not a major but the tag team TM's kept threatening to
write him up on it as a major. He was freaking out. So guess what they
did..... Played on my guilt and told me they were in hot water for not
having enough failures and asked if I would be willing to take a minor
hit and help them out. They would give my buddy a minor and forget the
major. So of course I did it to help him out.  This is the kind of shit
that goes down out here all the time. Was I stupid enough to report it?
Hell no because now I have another witness to the blackmail and
blackmail is bliss when its on the other foot. Saved it in my back
pocket for a rainy day. Two can play this game!
This is a multi million dollar company that WILL NOT BE SHUT DOWN over
petty little complaints about falsifying records and lying to the USDOT
and FRA and covering up recrews. They don't give a shit about our union
agreements and labor relations is as dirty as they come and the unions
are in their back pockets. The only thing that they will get is a
threat and a fine that is only pocket change to them.  You need
something along the lines or insider trading, severe tax evasion or
embezzlement to get your voice heard. You have none of this. All you
have is some information on operating practices that are misleading and
false and maybe a violation of FRA and USDOT law in regards of proper
reporting of the trains makeup and locations. THAT ISNT SHIT!   You
will become a target and you will lose your job. Don't be stupid. If
and when you plan on quitting maybe then you could go out with a bang
and reveal everything you know and CAN PROVE! Keep all the paperwork
you can. Accumulate as much as you can and then when its time to go and
you still want to do something about the lies and coverup do it then!

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

Every year railroads across North America get millions of dollars for
grants and programs from the federal goverment. If a railroad brakes a
law and is fined it is peanuts. And it gives the public a sense of
justice has been done. In the end the railroads are out nothing. There
will always be corruption at the top and when they get busted they are
smart enough to defer the blame to many below them. This has been going
on for years and will for years to come. Goverment inspectors know how
to speak out of both sides of there mouth. Itís all politics and money.
When the union employees write a test or take a course for railroad
operation. And you donít follow the rules and regulations and you take
a short cut in procedures and something goes wrong. You will be held
accountable for not doing your due diligence. And they will hang you
for it. The union employee will always be to blame for everything that
happens in the eyes of the company.

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

You are just the little guy trying to earn a living to support your
family. And want to do the right thing.  My advise is keep track of
what you know is wrong doing. And when it affects you you have some
prove.  If you make a big deal out of it in the end nothing really
happens to the company. Breaking federal law maybe but in governments
eye they do it all the time.  The goverment lies and covers up more
stuff than you can imagine. All these protection laws in my view is a
front for goverment employees to justify there phoney jobs and give the
public false sense of security. Look after number one donít put a target
on your back. Tell the union what is going on and leave it at that.

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

As a train inspector for 36 years,every train we inspected the law
required  the company to keep on file every train that was inspected
for 90 days. Then we would throw the inspection sheets out after 90
days. When we where doing this we found our names on train sheets that
said we inspected trains on shifts we never worked.  The manager that
was short staffed was putting inspectors names on train sheets when he
was short staffed.  So to find out who was doing this we had to
recognize the managers writing. Once we found out the managers doing
these bogus inspection sheets, we went to the union reported them and
it went from there. But to my knowledge no manager was fired, and
luckily no traffic n accident and no employees got hurt. All as
management cares about is paper work and that they shine.  Safety and
work ethic with some companies is a thing of the past. All
about$$$$$&$$$$$$

Name: loco
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 11 June 2018

Legal

HA! HA!  Would I love to be a fly on the wall watching the payroll rep
who takes that phone call!  First off they would probably faint when
someone ask to have money taken from them instead of being paid what
has been stolen from them. I bet they would just freak out! Then after
he explains why when they hang up the phone the gossip would start
flying.  It would be all over the department before lunch time. What
you should have told the poster was to make sure he already has a
lawyer and all his ducks in a row before he says anything to anyone.
Stay 10 steps ahead of them. The dirty union reps who are in bed with
the company will be on the phone before he ever left a meeting with
them.  No, with this outfit you got to come in the back door with guns
blazing and get them from behind!

Name: legal
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 10 June 2018

Usedwithoutconsent

I will assume you have worked in the industry long enough to understand
the consequences of the actions you are considering. It is not unusual
for someone who takes an aggressive stand to end up being on a "watch
list" and end up fighting discipline charges.
If you do decide you want to follow through with your charges against
the company I suggest you sit down with your Union representation and
make sure they understand exactly what you are going to do. If you and
others have already filed claims/grievances against the company for
violations related to these same kind of documents and you were denied
compensation, your union representatives are well aware of what is
happening and the companies labor relations department is not in the
clear either. 
You say you were not hired with the agreement that they could use your
name on illegal or misleading documents. That is 100% correct. You
would never see that in writing. What you have done however is accept
compensation for the actions and therefore have "somewhat" agreed to
the terms and conditions of your pay. If you are serious about this and
are considering blowing the whistle the first thing you must do is
contact your payroll department and request that your pay be garnished
from your wages for the particular job that you are using as evidence
to open your case. Its my understanding that you can create a case in
your payroll department through the employee gateway. I suggest you
talk to them one on one first and then create the case. When requesting
that your wages be garnished for that particular job you need to make it
very clear that the documentation that was submitted for the creation of
the job as well as your pay ticket contained inaccurate, false and
misleading information about the job performed and could possibly be a
violation of federal law as well as a violation of your union
agreement. You must state that you do not want your name connected with
that particular job and will not accept pay from the company on the
grounds that it may incriminate you if the future. You will not accept
pay for a job performed under false pretenses. I do not have to tell
you what will be in store for you and that you will be opening a major
can of worms in many departments. Do not start this process unless you
intend to stick with it and see it through to the end.  You will need
protection on the job and it wont be pretty. You will need an attorney.
Before you do anything, again I will say sit down with your Union
representation and discuss this in depth. If they are involved and
looking the other way you are most likely not going to get the support
from them that you expect or pay for but it is best for you to put them
on notice that you will be playing hard ball and it would be in their
best interest to get on board. I wish you luck with this endeavor if
you go forward with it. It will be a hard rocky road but if things are
being done illegally it is your duty as well as others to bring it
forward. A federal offense is a federal offense. Whistle blower
protection was created for a reason.

Name: usedwithoutconsent
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 10 June 2018

CSX   

Im putting you on notice!   The next time you use my name on any of
your illegal, lying, manipulating pieces of paper to cover up your
recrew of road trains, Im not just sending copies to the FRA but Im
going to send copies to every department within the company. If I have
to I will send it to the homes of the board of directors because you
are not going to use my name on anything anymore. When you hired me I
know for a fact that I never signed anything agreeing that you could
use my name on any documentation that was illegal or shady.  I have
seen some of the worst cover ups of recrewing outlawed trains go down
the last 3 months. The information on the time tickets, train profiles
and locations is so far off its should constitute premeditated murder
of company records!  You know that falsifying your records with bogus
information is not just morally and ethically wrong but I believe would
be considered illegal in federal court. Whistle blowing is protected by
law, and you will have to deal with the consequences. Go ahead and
target the crews who do. The more of us who step forward the worse it
is going to look for you. The media can be your worst enemy. Remember
that! For once just try to tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing
but the truth!

Name: Ape is right
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 10 June 2018

Iíve seen managers over the years get kicked in the balls over and over
again , but they always want to get kicked in the balls more. They are
even loyal CUCKS  some offered there wifeís up to higher management.
The new thing with these managers now they will eat there own. They all
try to out do each other to get noticed by the brass. And when they get
fired they try and take down as many people as possible. You are crazy
to trust any of them, if you are smart. They will use anyone to make
themselves shine. They are the newest low of the low.

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

Anyone who ever thinks a manager is your friend or he just a ok guy are
fools they are all back stabbing company Kool-Aid drinking cock suckers
who will screw over anyone to get climb to ladder they will lie, cheat
and violate every work, safety and contract rules just to make a little
name for them selves so be warned once they become a manager they are no
ones friend and all the one a be managers out there they are just as
dangerous if not more never trust a manager they have nothing but
contempt for the union workers and the worst ones are the ones that
come from the tools so watch your backs and trust no one that ok guy
you worked with for years mite be the manager one a be in the making
and they forget nothing you ever had to say about management and the
company.

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

Taking a stand on safety I have been through that and it is not just in
transportation and not just the young and new guys that screw over
other employees the some of the old heads do it to have been pulled out
of service for complaining about unsafe work conditions and to have no
one back you up and the others to continue to do the work unsafe and to
have to charges dropped only a few days latter its the games this
company has played for decades and they continue because they have a
never ending supply of spineless cowards that will do shit unsafe and
take the short cuts to make piece of shit manager look good who will
screw them the first chance he gets.

Name: Driver
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 1-10 years
Posted: 09 June 2018

Finance 
If they think that PTI isn't noticing these lies they are dead wrong. 
We have and it's going to bite someone in CSX in the butt. When I get
called for a run I know where it is and how long it will take me to get
there and how long I will have to travel to the drop off point. I
schedule my time and road stops for bathroom breaks and to get a meal
based on my drive time. A lot of us need to let out family members know
how long we should be out there. It's total bull to show up thinking
your going on a long haul for an hour or more to just to find out your
crew is only going down the road to recrew the train. We got to call
dispatch and tell them if was a bogus call and change the destination. 
We know what's happening. The crews tell us everything. They have a
right to. We get tired of the games CSX plays too.  It's going to bite
someone hard in the long run. Just keep jerking PTI driver's around. We
get screwed out of work too. They think I'm going to be gone 2-3 hours
driving and I'm only with the crew 30 minutes to an hour if that much.
Then they give another short run to someone else that I could have done
because I'm in the area. Their lying screws us too!

Name: Old timer
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 09 June 2018

Ya your right about lots donít care to make a stand I refused to take
unsafe bad order equipment. Pulled out of service then young hot shot
jumps on and goes. I looked like the shit disturber young buck breaks
rules and gets hero biscuit. In old days guys that did that to other
employee would be blackballed. Today no one cares there bills are more
important than anyone elseís.

Name: Tired
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 09 June 2018

CSX has the lowest paid employees compared to our class 1 railroads..
Want to know why? Because of you, the employee. You settle with what
you get. Why should the union fight for your rights when you don't
care. You take it in the crapper and walk off complaining. Start
fighting for your rights and watch the pay increase. Most of you don't
have the backbone to do it. Just keep taken it in the rear and
complaining. This is 100% truth..

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 09 June 2018

Follow your rules everyone. Derka is already on the property. They sit
in the bushes and watch with binoculars. They have already showed up on
a M of W team. They watched and recorded them the day before then showed
up at their job briefing the next day. No doubt anything they find will
be reported and the company will issue disciplin accordingly.

Name: Finance Dept
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 1-10 years
Posted: 09 June 2018

Ethics


It is done to shift the expense accounts around.  Everyone is well
aware of what they are doing. So does the labor relations department.
Agreements for engineers are very clear that a through freight road
engineers can be called to do more than one class of road service in a
single tour of duty but they must be paid at the highest rate  of the
class they worked. The Chief will have crew management put in a ticket
claiming that the crew is working a local switcher job when in fact
they are not. The great lakes division is notorious for this. When
dragging in an outlawed through freight road train (ex. Q123) they are
supposed to use the symbol Q123R to identify that the train is in fact
a through freight road train. The tickets and profile will be put in as
J100/200/300 etc.  etc.  When it goes through pay it will be identified
as funds coming out of local financing. They will even go as far as
identifying the train profile as coming from a completely different
division. Many crews have called and asked payroll department personnel
why is it that their train is profiled as being re crewed on a totally
different division by a local job that isn't within a hundred miles of
where they are getting on the train. Its all for budget purposes. They
are shifting the money around. It will help balance out the division
expense accounts. As long as the crews are getting paid what their
unions have agreed upon it should be of no concern to them but many do
not like the false information being noted on their pay tickets and on
the profile of their trains. That is understandable.  Ethical behavior
is supposed to be the corner stone of our business. This kind of "Book
keeping" is shady and a horrible example of ethics.  You can be assured
that Foote and his financial officer are well aware of the tactics.  Its
all for show and balances out the division budgets. If one  division is
having more trouble than another scratching each others backs pays off
in the long run.

Name: UP Lateral Motion Claims
E-mail: info@upee.com
Employed as: Corporate office, for N/A
Posted: 09 June 2018

UP Employees:

We will provide another update on the increase in lateral motions
claims as soon as the settlement claims are provided by key insiders
and the like. In the mean time, document your locomotives with defects,
and whether the defects where reported prior.

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

Why are you guessing collective agreement shows pay scale for CSX train
personal. And then go from there!

Name: ETHICS
E-mail: 
Employed as: Crew Dispatcher, for 20-30 years
Posted: 08 June 2018

ANYONE!!!

Can anyone explain how on gods green earth that T&E supervisors can
outright falsify information on trains that are being recrewed???  How
can they order information on time tickets, Deadhead tickets, train
profiles, job profiles, crew on duty and off duty as well as turn
points and origination and destination points to be entered in the
system with outright bogus information that is nothing more than
unethical lies!
I have never seen so many pieces of legal documents put out with
information that is just so untrue it isn't even laughable. Does the
FRA care about any of this? Does Foote and upper management care about
this? Are these supervisors so gullible that they think they can hide
the true information on all these trains and crews? It wouldn't take
one week for anyone in Jacksonville to be able to trace these trains
and the crews who worked them. The PTI service can provide GPS
information as to where their wagons traveled with the crews. Even the
information on the crew web is coming out as falsified. Anyone can
print this information off and keep it. It can be sent to the stock
holders and others who are investing in this company. What the heck is
going on???  Is everyone in this company just gone mad or has the
ethics and lying become so normal that no one knows how to tell the
truth.  I just don't understand it. Something is totally wrong here. 
What is the purpose of all this lying and covering up of trains and
their true travel times?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 08 June 2018

Was just told that the Cleveland and upper CL&W are being looked at.
With Parma GM may be switch by the Ns and the Wheeling will services
the local work.

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

The one thing I learnt in thirty five years on the railroad,is donít
believe the rumour mills. Guys would just throw stuff out there to see
who would bite and how far the rumour would travel. We use to have a
saying, if you donít hear any rumours by 1800 start one. Some of the
rumour made it right across the system before being discovered as BS.

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

Sounds like your all fucked really..

Name: To rules
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 07 June 2018

I retired last year,but now it is crazier  on the railroad. Like you
said idiots just want to get out of dodge without having done there due
diligence. So if you have an incompetent lazy conductor . And something
bad happens. Is CSX management going to try and blame the hogger to for
not making sure the conductor has all his proper paperwork. Is it the
hoggers responsibility to baby sit down he conductor ?

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

Brothers.... 

BLOW THE WHISTLE....BLOW THE WHISTLE..BLOW THE WHISTLE....and I don't
mean the one on the motor or under the desk! Screw camera rules. Take
pics.  Other railroads allow you to use cameras.they allow the use of
personal phones without getting off equipment and walking 25 feet away.
Just wait till someone has to get off in a damn blizzard to make an
urgent call to their family and slips and falls. Or it's pouring down
rain and lightning and 60 mph winds and they get hurt. Can't even call
PTC, mechanical or TO help desk.  CSX is nothing but a bunch of control
freaks who want to intimidate and encourage rule violations and send
out faulty equipment with obvious FRA violations. They created this
atmosphere they can live with the consequence!
BLOW THE WHISTLE!

Name: Branchline
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 07 June 2018

Once these lines are sold and then we have to pick up cars from them, I
can images the cars to be picked up will not have been tested or
inspected or could even be bad order. Will be interesting picking up
other fly by night rr cars!

Name: Re-max
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 07 June 2018

Hello gentalmens, here are our plans for bigger profits in 2018, keep up
the good work, we r selling the spider web network, soon it will be a
linear railroad just like cp is, remember when u all said PSR wont work
because of the layout of the network, well thanks for the tips we
appreciate
it.https://seekingalpha.com/news/3362153-csx-take-bids-six-rail-segments

Name: Quebec
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 07 June 2018

Quebec disaster would not of happened if the volenteer fire department
would not of shut the power down. Then a section Forman gave the ok on
everything. So the people messing with the train was blind leading the
blind. The hogger offered to go back to his train to take care of
things. But was told no to go to bed.  But they still tried to hang him
anyways.  They said two more hand brakes on the train would of made a
difference I say not.  The hogger was found not guilty as he should of
never been charged in the first place. And transport Canada letting
them run with one man crew.  But just remember they will always try and
hang the little guy. Scape goats what they look for in these type of
accidents.

Name: Quebec
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 07 June 2018

It was a fly by night American company more of a branch line,that caused
accident one man crew

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 07 June 2018

Those who work Mechanical in Willard know of the one armed man who is a
total ass hole who loves to through his little hissy fits to show his
true professionalism he is nothing more than the product of a manager
that drinks and baths in the company Kool-Aid but will one day find
himself on the out side looking in and good reddens to a peace of shit
and all those like him if a managers is not like this they soon will
none should ever be trusted because they are all sell outs.

Name: Paperwork
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 07 June 2018

Why do you conductors take a train with out proper paperwork. I see this
seems to be the norm on csx.  I work for rr in Canada I donít move a
train and am not expected to move until I have proper paper work. There
are times I even get the crew cab and drive my train if I think it is
not right. And a lot of my trains go into interchange from Canada to
USA. If I donít have all the proper paper work. The train will not get
into USA.  Iím amazed the conductor being in charge of the train does
not get proper paper work. If there is a derailment and you donít have
paper work. The shit would hit the fan in Canada anyways. Canít believe
how laxed the rules are in USA.

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

FRA this, FRA that.

Go back a while & read the posts from the former FRA inspector.
Bullied, even threatened by csx terminal people in Toledo & wasn't
backed by superiors.  

But boy if a poor individual makes a mistake.....
Before 1988/89 -- just the RR got fined for violations.
Look it up

US DOT, FRA = lame ass pro-company.  Sad.

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

You are right 10 mph for pull by. But with all fra rules the railway
company can modify the rule if it does not undermind fra rules.  Like
numbers of hand brakes fra might say 10 but the company wants 20 on. 
Thatís what I was always told. Extra protection is companies decision.

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

What I have done in the past when I see some one wondering in the yard
especially if they donít have ppe on. I call the railway police and say
there is a trespasser or possible terrorist on the property. They learnt
fast to inform employees of these people being around. I learnt to play
there game by following company policies and rules.  They donít like it
when it is applied to them.

Name: Inspect 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years
Posted: 05 June 2018

Rollby 

Roll by inspections are 10 mph. Check your FRA laws.  

Second. ..FRA ALERT!!  It's been reported that FRA inspectors are in
the yards and hiding. They are boarding equipment after crews have left
and finding failures to charge employees with. There was a bulletin out
that CSX  management could not do this. The crew must be present when
doing observation testing and be there when charges were being
accessed.  We are checking on the protocal for FRA inspectors. Their
word against the crew members is not acceptable. If we find they are
breaking protocol we will file complaints with the USDOT!   
This is a tactic the carrier was guilty of pulling and many were
charged without justifiable proof. We will let you know what we find
out!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 05 June 2018

Screw CSX and there ass sucking managers they don't care about safety
or work rules so screw them and all those one to be managers out there
that would sell out there mom to make a name for them selves don't do
no more than required and do it all by the book that is the only way to
save your job and the jobs of others those who go the extra mile for
this company are ass kissing but suckers and it will not do them any
good in the end except screw more people out of a job when you do your
job and the guy who just got laid offs job and bust your ass doing it
your showing them you are nothing more than a scared little rabbit and
they can keep screwing with you and you wont do a thing about because
you are job scared they want to lay you off or fire you no matter how
much you bust your ass there going to do it and have nothing but a good
laugh about it.

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

Company managers will not hesitate to discipline an employee for any
safety infraction, but when a tm or manager tries to intimidate
employees to use unsafe equipment or leave a terminal without proper
documention. Report them at once record the conversation in note pad
etc. They have to be held accountable and there are whistle blower laws
to protect you. What is good for the goose is good for the gander. These
type of managers should be fired and they xcorted off the property for
not following company policies regarding safety.

Name: Safety
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 04 June 2018

Show CSX that safety is number one. Put safety hazard reports in on
everything you feel could be a hazard. Everything from bio hazard from
uncleaned toilets and chemicals not changed to a chipped window in the
cab. Report it all!

Name: Power
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 04 June 2018

Also for safety do that walk around on the power, check the piston
travel and make sure brake shoes are not condemned. I also turn in if
power is leaking oil onto the ground. There are lots of things an
employee can bad order equipment for, and down right refuse to take the
power.

Name: Pull by
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 04 June 2018

On pull by inspections or any pull by out of yard, do not exceed five
mph. This is also in the rule book that gets ignored. The carman should
slow you down if they are doing a pull by. It is in there aar book.

Name: Rules
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 04 June 2018

Safety first do not move a train till all paper work is in order ,
braketest and inspections paper work. Confirm any dangerous loads are
on train. Make sure there is not a reefer running next to dangerous
etc. Due your due diligence check 
Be safe for employees public and equipment. If it delays the train it
does not matter, if you are doing your job right all these issues have
to be addressed before moving your train. And hopefully safety will be
number one. Delaying trains is the last thing the company should be
worried about.  The TM should ask every trainman if they have done
there checks and not to move the train until you have been satisfied
everything is safe to travel.  Foote should embrace safety and not
worry so much about dwell times.

Name: Dekra
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 03 June 2018

We were asked if it was possible to increase the size of the
"Rulebook"

We responded, "Hell yes".  challenge accepted. New and useless rules
coming to a rulebook near you.

Have a Nice Day Bitches.

Name: Coal
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 02 June 2018

Well the green no emissions from Tesla electric car. Is going to need to
have the batteries charged. So they are putting charging stations all
over North America.  So to get the electricity to charge these cars.
They are going to have to burn thousands of tons of coal to meet this
new demand. So maybe there is something with coal industry picking up
again. C Heck out this on you tube, this green electric car is so
hipacritacle but the car produces no exhaught. Now thatís politics.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 02 June 2018

Confused... more people than spots ( guys to placed and canít hold )..
yet the extraboards are always exhausted.my phone rings every night 
for roster runs. .am I missing something ?

Name: Nafta
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 02 June 2018

If nafta deal gets a scrapt and tarrifs on everything there will be a
lot less interchange traffic. Which will affect transportation industry
in North America. Predicted lots of jobs will be gone. Time will tell
how it is going to pan out.

Name: Goverment inspectors
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 02 June 2018

There is no reason to report any defects or wrong doing by the rr. The
goverment inspectors is just a front so the public think they are
protected by the big bad industry. A lot of these inspectors  are
railroad guys hand picked.  They are in bed with the company and will
never do anything to hurt the company. Maybe a few stupid fines to show
they have done nothing t here job. They just put in time to get to that
nice goverment pention.  Donít kid yourself if you think they will ever
beat the company up. They will always protect there phoney bs jobs. 
Nice expense account. Stay in nicest hotels steak and lobster etc. 
Live is good if your one of them.

Name: Loco insp
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 02 June 2018

A lot of time when power is do for datal inspection they get a fast look
over. Card gets signed and dated. It is that simple spiff it off like
everything else.

Name: Datal
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 02 June 2018

Donít worry about that stuff pal, like I said company does not care and
managers make more money than you to, call the shots. When things fail
just call up manager to make more stupid calls.  The rails the sooner
it starts to show morons are running the show. Kick back and wait for
management to find solutions donít help them.

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

I think when these outside safety auditors come in. The union safety
committe should be with them to monitor what they find and the union
safety committee point out all the safety concerns of the employees.

Name: Xvlc
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 01 June 2018

Csxdekrasucks 

We've been through this before. When head Hunter Ingram came in and
started the harrassment and intimidation. Union members stuck together
and filed the forms given out for excessive discipline and
intimidation. When the hit list names of employees got out the FRA got
involved as well. When the southern training manual for supervisors was
leaked shit hit the fan. The manual was proof of the stalk and fire
mentality that CSX was using to get failure numbers and send a message.
WARD denied knowing anything. Covered his arss. Crews had enough.
Followed every rule to the book. Checked every slip, TRIP and fall.
They werent a bunch of wussy"s.  They shopped equipment and turned in
all hazardous safety concerns. Dekra can come in and give it their best
but they cross the line and pull the crap we've seen before I got all
faith we will stand out ground again. Our safety issues are not bad. We
have no injuries that amount to anything in our terminal. Our damage to
equipment isn't squat. Their after something else. Dekra is not needed
in our terminal. They don't like anyone reporting their faulty
equipment or calling the FRA or Osha. People have been standing their
ground and the only recourse they have is to come in and start the damn
harrassment and intimidation tactics. Again, there is no need for Dekra.
They want to play games I say BRING IT ON!

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

The man with the gold in most cases make the rules. A ceo like creel is
not running cp for the best interest of shareholders and the company.
All the revenue lost when employees go on strike then back to work in
48 hours. Would cover all the union demands. But a guy like creel canít
put his ego aside, and settle a contract with employees. Cp could give
contract that would make employees content but wonít. And the members
will never forget the way they where treated by Hh and creel.

Name: Safety 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 31 May 2018

What you do is bury CSX with safety hazard reports. By law they all have
to be addressed.  Make sure they have lots of stations with available
safety hazard report forms. Then CSX will try to deter employees from
putting hazard reports in.

Name: CSXsucksDekra
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 31 May 2018

CSX has hired Dekra Inc to undertake a safety assessment. Dekra inc
prides themselves as being a pioneer of Behavior Based Safety aka
ďblame the workerĒ. 
One of the keys to these programs is defining ďcultureĒ of observing
employeesí unsafe acts and subsequently modifying their behavior. This
is done instead of recognizing the underlying causes of those acts and
modifying the worksite to make it safer. This practice makes it much
easier to shift responsibility to the workers instead of managementís
mandate to provide a safe workplace.
These programs also increase the amount of fear and intimidation on the
job. Workers are hesitant to report an injury or illness for fear of
being harassed as an unsafe worker or being disciplined for an unsafe
act. 


CSX managers are cock suckers

Name: Strike
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 31 May 2018

I retired last year from cp. It was like a consitration camp working
with Hh as ceo. The bulling firings etc. Now Minnie me Hh creel is at
the helm. If he gives the union a contract he has to back off from all
the bullshit ways he treats employees. Creel throws out a few more
crumbs and union has to take it to membership. When cp is sincere they
will put a far offer on the table, and stop all the nonsense. But by
doing so creel will be forced to treat people different. Since there is
no contract creel holds all the power and he knows it. For his ego and
status as ceo it is important to him, not having to give up any
control. With a new contract he is limited how much he can abuse
employees. The member will vote no again on offer.  Then they will
serve strike notice, shut down company again which hurts company bottom
line.  The company could give a good offer but, that would be giving in
and make creel the bully look weak.  Creel is not acting in best
interest of the company and share holders.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 31 May 2018

Strike over at CP 
You guys got fucked by your union.  Why would you go back after only
hours of a walk out? You guys had CP by the nuts and let go.

Details of the agreement are being withheld pending ratification.  This
is typical ble bullshit to.  Why the hell is information being held?  I
so sick of the union not telling us what the hell is offered.

Name: Caring
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 31 May 2018

After working for Hh I use to care about equipment. Now if they tell me
take equipment and run it like we expect you to. I throw common sense
out the window and follow instructions. When equipment fails I just
report it and play the dummy and let the experts figure it out. No
stress on my part still get paid. And Iím being a model employee
following there instructions. And I do not try to correct any of my
bosses even if Iím right.  Do as you told, if the company does not care
why would you.

Name: nopatsy
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 31 May 2018

Engineers...HEADS UP!!!


Went to the rules class about 3 weeks ago and the guy they sent from
who knows where told us to start looking on our tonnage graphs for the
restrictions on equipment that restrict it to 50 mph or less. I saw it
a few times since then. I asked him at the time if there was going to
be a bulletin out informing of this change and that the info on it
would govern the speed of our train. He said he didn't know if they
would put one out or not. So I asked him what is going to cover our
butts if the work order department screws up and misses a car or we got
wrong car wrong train crap and get busted with a 50 mph car when we
thought we could do 60. He started some crap about observing our trains
and looking for restricted cars in our trains. We all started laughing,
Asked him if he even knew how it worked in our yard. We don't see our
trains most of the time. Just the head 6 as required. We don't get our
trains ready. The car man is the only one who sees the whole train when
he watches the roll by. He couldn't answer that. We told him if we
don't see a bulletin out stating that this change was made to or
tonnage graphs and we could count on using that info to govern our
speed we were running 50. Plain and simple.
YOUR GOING TO LOVE THIS ONE!!!!   He told us to go to rule 112.4 and
read line 4.  Do you know what is says...... Hold on to your hats...

It says....The ranking crew member, which we all know is supposed to be
the conductor, is responsible for ensuring PROPER DOCUMENTATION FOR THE
TRAIN IS OBTAINED AND IS ACCURATE!

He threw it right in the conductors lap! So I said, ok since Im just
the engineer and not the ranking employee then I can just take my
tonnage graph and go get on my power and the conductor can eat shit if
there is a problem with the cars. That pissed the shit out of a
conductor in the class.  The instructor finally admitted that it was
not done properly the way they started it and if we felt unsure about
anything just stick to 50mph until there is something in writing.
So this is what your dealing with. If Jacksonville screws up or the YM
has a wrong car in the train or an extra your going to eat dirt as long
as that rule 112,4 is in the book and there is not a bulletin out
instructing crews to use the info provided in the restricted car
handling area of the tonnage graph! Well, the conductor can eat dirt
because he is supposed to make sure its right per the rules!  Sucks to
be the conductor right now.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 10-20 years
Posted: 31 May 2018

LMAO......80K a year cab drivers!

Name: Loco
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 31 May 2018

These Trainmasters are hilarious.  They haul crews for their entire
shift.  What kind of management is involved, none.

Yardmaster's tell the tm where to go haha.

No wonder so many former managers are alot more happier running trains.

Name: Strike over
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 30 May 2018

Strike is over offered four year tentative agreement they vote again on
it. If rejected strike again. Just the company fucking with union.  If
they where for real they would get a deal signed and sealed

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 30 May 2018

With cp on strike now would be the time for csx employees to strike an
really slow operations down for all the bs csx has been pulling an show
csx who really runs the show time to rise up people.

Name: Tying down train
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 30 May 2018

To tie train down they said ten percent on railcard handbrakes had to be
applied plus power. Then they changed it to adequate amount of cars plus
power.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 30 May 2018

with all railroads csx killed along with main lines I wish all other
railroads get together buy out take over csx operations especially n 
northwood & Toledo ohio!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Name: Rules tests
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 29 May 2018

It does not matter what rr you work for in North America. My 36 years on
the railway they get you in a classroom fast track a person threw the
course, in most case are open book tests. Give you a certificate and
you are on your way. What I find is after you take a course and screw
up they on the statement they want you to be able to remember the rule
word for word. Most canít and you nailed to the cross for violation of
company rule. Over the years I have acquired several certificates. But
when you apply the rule or procedures the management thinks you are
fucking them around. They donít want you to go threw all the steps as
the manual says to do. They say it takes to much time. But when
something goes wrong the first thing they ask in an investigation is
did you follow all the steps and rules.  That had never changed all the
years I worked on the rr. And still is the same way to day.

Name: Rd
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 29 May 2018

ceo's and their top brass of RailRoads make obscene amounts of money. 
A lot of their employees would have to work 3 life times to make what
they make in a year. The same managers of these RRs believe the common
employee is over paid.  When we all know Goofy or any other Disney
character could be CEO of a railroad and it would still make money. 

https://globalnews.ca/news/4234573/cp-rail-union-strike-notice/

Put it to them. Make them pay what your worth.

and FUCK CSX for their FMLA INTERFERENCE

Name: Runners
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 28 May 2018

Safety first only if it does not interfere with production. Just run
like your told when you mess up we just replace you. Next!

Name: Managers
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 28 May 2018

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hf0W977ifqY

Name: Strike cprail
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 28 May 2018

https://www.cbc.ca/amp/1.4679584 Strike coming Tuesday !

Name: FmlaInterfernce
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 27 May 2018

FMLA Interference  that's what all of this is and it is illegal.
CSX will put out some bullshit about availability improving due to fmla
not being as badly abused but its because they have intimidated
employees to not use it. 

CSX and their managers will be paying out a lot of money to those that
were wrongfully pulled out.  The thing is CSX doesn't care to pay
hefty fines and lawsuits.  They have plenty of cash to throw around if
their objective is met.  Same with contracting out Dekra it's all a
dog and pony show and everyone knows it.

Name: Asmha
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 27 May 2018

Well if people with asthma have an inhaler when breathing gets laboured.
But when you have an attach you canít get oxygen to the heart and in
some cases it is all over if you donít get to medical attention sap.
Hopefully your co worker has support of family and friends when he is
at work. There are lots of railroaders in same boat!!!!

Name: Bill
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 27 May 2018

a Co-worker of mine worked today. He has fmla for his wife, we was
pulled out of service over Christmas and was too scared to lay off for
fear of termination. His wife and children need him due to His wife
being admitted to the hospital. She has chronic asthma.


I hope CSx get their asses sued

Name: See it
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 27 May 2018

The way I see it all these safety bullies etc. It is just propaganda
that the company wants the outside world to see.  Foote and his backers
know they have a small window of time to exploit all the value they can
get out of CSX. When they figure out there is no more money left in the
pot other than revenue. They will pack there horses and get out of
dodge. One day you will go to work and it will be announced that Foote
moved on.  Then the new guy will come in and take over the mess.

Name: watchdog
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 27 May 2018

Safety

That issue has been known and practiced in this industry for as many
years as the safety programs have started. You are 100% correct. It is
just a safety net for them to use in court when someone files an injury
law suit. Not only do they use the record against the employee if they
have anything negative in it, but they use all others as well. They
will show the courts that it is an on going problem and they are unable
to stop it. The more failures they are able to show within their
workforce the better. This information has been posted on this site for
years. Nothing has changed. The question here is why have they called in
Dekra. It has nothing to do with reducing the amount of safety failures
or safety issues on the property. They want the failures. They need the
failures. Only thing they have to use as an excuse that an employee was
injured. The company needs something from Dekra. Most likely the
accredited title that come with the backing. 
If you were around many years ago then you would remember the famous
E.H Harriman ward that was given out to the railroad with the most
outstanding safety achievements.  The NS blew CSX out of the water for
years. They couldn't stand it! Drove them crazy. The bad thing was it
created a working atmosphere of intimidation and harassment and it
eventually became known across all railroads as the "HARASSMENT"
award and was done away with. Only thing it was good for was a pat on
the back and drawing in investors.
There is no doubt that CSX can use accreditation from Dekra to apply
for grants and influence the States that are involved in safety
regulations and monitoring csx railroads with the FRA. Someone posted
on here that you should not talk to anyone from Dekra if they approach
you. That would be a stupid thing to do. In fact, if they do approach
you I would not only talk to them but I would ask them what is the
purpose of their being there and question them about their company
background. I would ask them what they are looking for and if you
happen to be standing next to equipment of other issues of interest to
them that needs addressing I would be more than willing to point it out
and discuss it in detail. You may mention to them to keep your name out
of their reports if you feel that there may be retaliation down the
line for speaking up. They may or may not agree to do so but its better
to bring things to their attention while they are there then complain
after they are gone. Just make sure you don't blow things out of
proportion or stretch the truth. Be factual and only report what you
know for sure or is obviously right in front of their faces.

Name: dekra
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 27 May 2018

Wow now we got german dekra csx has officially gone full nazi on us

Name: Safety
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 26 May 2018

When a person gets injured, all these rules for you to follow is
insurance that it was you not the company that failed. So when you sue
they can show in some way you breached a safety rule and company
policy. It is all about liability. And it is more the company lawyers
that push for these rules so they have an easier time showing it could
of been prevented, if employee would of followed the rules.

Name: WHAT???
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 26 May 2018

LC

What the hell would they call Dekra for?  I just googled them and I
don't see the relevance of their main business having anything to do
with T&E crews dirrectly.  Just what the hell would they be looking
for? If they want to use them it is only to grab a certification from
them. Its just another way to put a notch on their belts as a safe and
reliable company. The only benefit of this would be to plaster it all
over the employee gateway and pat themselves on the back. It might help
attract a few more backers who are afraid of the history that HH created
with his numerous injuries and failure to maintain equipment and now it
is sitting in Foote's lap. I don't think they get any government
grants for this certification but I may be wrong. This is just another
business tactic that they are counting on to attract more support. We
all know how smoke and mirrors are used to fool the public into
thinking they are buying into a safe and reliable company. If Dekra is
as credible as they claim they will see through all of the bull just as
the previous poster pointed out about DuPont!

Name: XVL
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 26 May 2018

LC

If you were around many years ago you might remember when CSX brought
DuPont in and asked them to do the same thing. They were running around
the property for several weeks. They told CSX straight out that they
were "safety ruling" their employees to death and had way too many
rules that were just plain unnecessary. They didn't like what they
were told and asked them to leave. Thanks for your help but no thanks. 
I know this for a fact. I was privy to one of the conversations. They
called in one of the best rated companies in the country for safety and
slammed the door in their faces because they didn't like their answers.
Just wonder what they will do if the same thing goes down with their new
witch hunt group!

Name: LC
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 26 May 2018

This is all about firing T&E and nothing else.  Csx doesn't give a damn
about safety. If Dekra approaches you for any info don't help those
bitches help csx fire us.

Following an initial three-month assessment beginning in June, the
DEKRA team will develop findings and recommendations. Should you be
contacted during the course of the assessment, please give your full
support and cooperation to the DEKRA team.


FUCK DEKRA and FUCK CSX

Name: Poll
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 26 May 2018

Here's a poll question for all csx employees.
What yards/lines of road do you all think NS will buy, hearing some
things about the possibility of it happening, let us know if your yard
seems to be getting a lot of attention i.e. new trees new ties,
improved ballast, just general beautification.

Name: Rob Sarver
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 25 May 2018

Railroad seems to be running better and better!  Keep it up t&e!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 24 May 2018

Just gotta love some of the butthole managers....
you know, the ones that may get all over your case
regarding things but boy when they need a favor -
have no problem asking for it.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 24 May 2018

https://www.ble-t.org/pr/news/headline.asp?id=51119


Don't miss out get your named added.  Also sue every manager who had a
hand in this outrage.

Name: About last poster
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 24 May 2018

He is absolutely right, at cp under Hh and creel managers where fired
for not getting failed audits. We where told each supervisor had to do
160 audits per month. And people they did not like where the people
they gave failed audits to. Another thing the company was doing was
giving people failed audits, but not giving the employee a copy of the
audit, they just put the failed audit on employees record. The union
looked into this practice and found it was rampant across the whole
system. By doing this it made it much easier to fire an employee.
Employees where told to look at there employment record and record
audits in there file that where bogus. And the union tried to get
failed audits removed from employees file. If I was you I would go to
HR and request to review your file every six months to see if you are a
victim of there false audits on your file. Remember desperate people do
desperate things to cover there ass when breaking the law. Nothing is
to low for this crowd at head office. They want to make themselves
shine, at other peopleís expense. They are the low of the lowest, for
greed and self gratification. Foote has Hh handbook !!!!!

Name: Listening
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 23 May 2018

SAFETY ALERT!

DO NOT LET THE CANCELLATION OF SYSTEM NOTICE 103 FOOL YOU!!!!  It was
only cancelled because they knew that there was no way the supervisors
were going to be able to meet the requirements set forth. 
Word is, from a very reliable source, that the head hunting for
failures was put back on the table and subtle threats were made. This
happened under the Tony Ingram reign of terror and any old head can
tell you what went down and how the unions did step in and take on the
company for excessive discipline charges.
In the notice it was ordered that every supervisor in T&E had to
observe/test 15 separate employees per month for the quarter. That is
45 employees for every single supervisor. They were told If a failure
is not found then they are not doing their jobs correctly. This is just
a tactic to reduce the work force as Foote has threatened without
looking like the villains by cutting more jobs and putting more people
out on the street. May also be expecting more lawsuits for injuries
from faulty equipment and improperly maintained tracks. An employee
with failures on their history never looks good in court when suing for
an injury.
Looks like someone is getting ready for round 2 of the old ballgame! 
.

Name: Safety and cuts
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 23 May 2018

What Foote is doing is trying to put all the responsibility of safety on
the individual. With all the cuts they know a person is run ragged and
tired etc. Foote knows what it means to run the people like this. They
did it at cn and cp. and under Hh cn cp had the highest rate of
fatalities in a short period of time. But with these greedy ceoís They
just think when someone dies they are taking one for the team and it is
part of doing business. Just look at fatalities for the time Hh was ceo.
The stats donít lie, and yes you have to be responsible for yourself.
But when your pushed past you meal brake, stressed out worrying about
getting fired lack of sleep. You are an accident waiting to happen. On
top of that they want you to run with bad order equipment. I lived
threw this with Hh at cp. Foote knows the dangers of cutting staff so
deep he is just trying to cover his ass.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 23 May 2018

They want safety BUT if you don't get the train out fast enough, YOU
will be charged with delay of train!

Name: Mr. Obvious 
E-mail: 
Employed as: CSX Customer, for N/A
Posted: 23 May 2018

Foote wants ďfresh eyesĒ on safety, and said his top concern was that
ďsomeoneís going to get killed.Ē.....people already have died fuck face

Name: Car count
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 23 May 2018

It will be interesting next quarterly report, how many cars shipped next
report compared to this time last year . If car count is down again it
just show CSX is in trouble created by Foote and gang.

Name: Londducdong
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 22 May 2018

6200 more job cuts in 2018.  And safety is going to be priority 1.  
It's all about getting every employee with a foot out the door.


 all the transfers in the system notices.  CSX is struggling with road
crews.   They offer shit to transfers.  It should be double pay.  This
place sucks ass.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 22 May 2018

It's time to strike against the company an our worthless unions who sit
back an fo nothing about the company am all the bs they pull by
harassing the employees an not paying them legit claims bunch of sorry
ass an employees that don't stick together.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 22 May 2018

If you have any questions about the temp or permanent jobs please email
me. pmr@powerrail.ca

Name: Recruit 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 22 May 2018

If I take one of these temp. Or full time jobs. And I have to leave my
family and relocate. What living expenses are provided. Because if I
took a full time position Iím not moving my family till I have
completed my probation period and then look at if I will be employed
full time and not laid off have the time. Be more specific please. It
would cost me money if I had to pay for two residents!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 22 May 2018

Hey Watch dog!

I am recruiting for a Class 1 railway for temp or full time conductors
and engineers for the Mid West. That is the pay rate for them.

pmr@powerrail.ca

Name: Cuts mechanical
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 22 May 2018

In the good old days a locomotive would get completely rebuilt after ten
years or a million miles. Now they donít do this they lease new
locomotives comes with warranty and service tech. Most rr doing this,
that is why they can cut so many mechanical staff. And they are able to
close big maintance shops. Save on taxes overhead you name it. I have
seen big shops get the wrecking ball because of it.

Name: Future
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 22 May 2018

Hh was the best con artist he walked away with a train load of money.
Foote has the title but gets the table scraps. When things get to much
he will just leave CSX. There will be an anoucement life goes on. And
the new guy will have to fix everything at CSX or who ever buys it.

Name: Jobs canada
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 21 May 2018

If your the fishing hunting type, and like nature Canada has it all.
Canada is a big country we only have 35 million people here. You just
need a work visa and you could get a railway job here in a heart beat.

Name: Jobs
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 21 May 2018

When Hh cut at cn and cp they canít find enough people now. They are
hiring like crazy but that takes time. And lots donít even get student
trips in before they quit. They have called retired guys back a few
come but donít stay long. What is happening in Canada   Will happen at
CSX. Foote. Needs to cut jobs to get operating ratio numbers. But at
the same time the whole company suffers. 
Once the shares donít stay bullish then something will happen. Itís all
about the share holders not the growth of CSX.

Name: Power rail googled
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 21 May 2018

http://powerrail.ca/careers/

Name: watchdog
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years
Posted: 21 May 2018

pmr@powerrail

This is the second time you have posted your offer. How about a little
more in depth detail. Second, it may not be a coincidence but the rate
of 43 just happens to be one that was thrown around out here as one of
the offers to csx employees if they took the hourly rate buy out. Now,
you wouldn't happen to be a mole paid to put feelers out there and see
how many csx men you can get to take the bait and contact you would you?
Did Foote put you up to it to see how many would agree to it if he put
it back on the table. Maybe you are a recruiter who is being paid to
bring in qualified and pre trained trainmen to another company. You are
going to half to do better than what you have posted when it comes to
information. Put something can be checked and proven as legit.

Name: Foote 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 21 May 2018

Take note Foote railroaders getting picked up by other carriers. How do
you explain that to share holders when there is not enough staff to run
CSX.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 21 May 2018

If anyone is looking for temp work as a engineer or conductor please let
me know. $43 per hour and paid housing. It's for a Class 1.

pmr@powerrail.ca

Name: UPDATE
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years
Posted: 20 May 2018

Investors 
Since your never in the field it's time for your udate for the
quarter.

Not much has changed. As you know Stocks are up and down.
Trains are still outlawing and leaving terminals late.
Power is still short and repairs are behind because of staff cuts.
Wrong car/wrong train going strong.
Work orders printed backwards alive and well.
Improper recertification procedures are still in effect.
Issuing system bulletins and cancelling them in less than 24 hrs. Still
guaranteeing job security for reissues. Failure to proofread alive and
well.
New tm's coming on strong. Intimidation and bullying going just as
planned.
violation of the union agreements still going strong and making an
impact on moral and union busting.
Derailment across the system as expected with shoddy repairs and
cutting corners.
Fuel conservancy program is still inadequate. Underpowered trains for
tonage is doubling use. Travel times are increasing. Trip optimizer
program is not being utilized correctly.

Will keep you up to date. As of now things continue to run smoothly.
Same as the last quarter.

Name: xlc
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 19 May 2018

Billystevens

Your absolutely right. Those camera claims will not get paid and if
they do they will only pay .25 on the dollar and wont remove them. But
they wont pay a dime. It is not against the law to have cameras on the
company equipment to protect them. It is no different than having them
in store or out front on the street. Crews are not watched when they
are in the bathroom and they do not need to dress or undress in front
of them. Thousands of dollars are spent each year fixing the vandalism
on the engines. this includes the graffiti and the damage done to
equipment inside. They have every right to use the cameras to protect
their property. Making sure your off your phones is a federal order.
This is how they chose to do it.  IT WONT GET PAID!

Name: Blahblahblah
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 19 May 2018

Only the men that move trains are expected to work on major holidays. 
The worse T&E logs in more hours on call than those dickheads work.
Protecting the phone and laying at the hotel is a full time fucking
job.  Only segment of workers that abuse weekends are our union reps.

Foote said there was not a problem with worker availability, but rather

a segment of employees who consistently take weekends and holidays off.
"We have plenty of employees, but we can't have 25 percent of our
workforce take holidays off," said Foote, noting that holidays are
peak seasons for railroads. "We can't run a railroad with part-time
employees."

Name: No crews
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 19 May 2018

The board of directors must be so happy how foot cut so many staff to
get the operating ratio down. And the money he is saving on crews
letting all those loads sit in some yard and siding. What railroad
needs to generate revenue anyways. Not CSX they just sell assets that
they wonít need for six month or so. Foote the lawyer sure knows how to
spin it

Name: About time 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years
Posted: 18 May 2018

About time/ape 

Try using a different name next time. Makes it look like your the same
poster as previous which you are NOT!  I would say its a waste of time
to put in complaint. Your union's won't win this one. They agree you
have too many slackers.  That's why your out of service agreements no
longer pay for charges of unavailability. They even know that you have
been pushing the envelope for too long. If your union's really cared
about you they would put up the money, time and good fight to get you
better off days. One day off definately is a joke especially when you
work into it and go home tired and have half a day to do personal
business. They know this but don't care. Just goes to show you have no
one in your corner. So get used to the changes.

Name: billyStevens
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 18 May 2018

Brakeman 

I hear you loud and clear.  Our union is a joke.  We have a Dr. union
steward where I'm at and he's one short loud mouth sale out.  Both
unions have men laid off union business all the fucking time. I'm not
sure how that bullshit is justified.   Today  the utu has 4 off and the
ble has 2.  The Dr. is laid off daily vacation surprisingly but he never
has to use paid days because he's always off union and has a job with
Sat and Sunday off. 
About all I've gotten out of the ble this year for 110bucks/ month was
email saying to put in camera claims. LMFAO.  As if that shit will get
paid.

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

About Ike if you feel the company is violating the collective agreement,
did you submit a grievance. That is the only way you can try and get
change, and hold the company accountable. If you do nothing thatís what
you will get in return.

Name: about time
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years
Posted: 18 May 2018

Brakeman

Non of this would have happened if you all didn't play games and do
everything in your power to get out of working. You may want a more
lucrative spot but most don't. they jump around and find spots that
leave them at home or give them the next day off just to sharp shoot
and get on something else that just came open after they made their
last move. No one is losing any seniority rights. You just have to wait
a few days before you get it unless a more senior man jumps in and takes
it from you. Its a pain in the butt repositioning people on different
jobs every day just because the lazy want to bounce around and not come
to work. Put in your bid for that open spot. If you want it talk to your
buddies and ask them not to put in for it. If you really want that job
and not just the next day off or wait while your turn is out of town
not to work then you'll get it and be happy. HAPPY  HUNTING!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for 1-10 years
Posted: 18 May 2018

So we throw money at a union every month to protect us and hold CSX to
their word, well I havenít seen it yet CSX does whatever they want
while these head union clowns lay on their backs. Look at this new
seniority move policy in the north, you canít make immediate moves when
able to hold a new job? Iím a fan of bids system, but thatís not our
agreement and no one is holding them to it. Itís costing money because
I canít move to a more lucrative job if it opens. And if I need a
certain day off that becomes available I canít get it. But hey one day
off a week that you sleep most of is enough time off in their eyes.
Weíre all just educated retards any way right. Pretty soon weíll be
making minimum wage with no benefits and no rest days or hos

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

T&E

If any supervisors "throws away" anything they feel is not approved
in your crew room and you paid for it, not only should you file ethics
charges but you should be reimbursed by the company for the cost. If
you did not keep receipts then you can find the value of the item or
one of similar make and model to submit claim. This behavior is
unacceptable and can not be tolerated.

Name: G.B.
E-mail: 
Employed as: Yard Master, for 10-20 years
Posted: 18 May 2018

Steve Salyers....can't make operational decisions at his terminal, cant
make suggestions to his hire ups on jobs that need to be added, so
what's left interior design dissension, just a way show us who's
boss, he isn't fooling us, short fucker.

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

They did same to us threw out our am fm radio threw out our coffee maker
we had in our lunch room. That was payed for by the guys. We had a
sitting area out side for breaks if you did not want to go to lunchroom
they threw table and chairs in garbage. They just want to take all the
creature comfort away. Just goes to show you how childish they are.
Once the workers are all layed off. The management crew will be
fighting for there jobs. Then you will see some back stabbing.

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

They are most likely leasing them. And have service maintaince program.
Where tech from the company that they bought from will trouble shoot
and repair. Comes with lease agreement.

Name: Hogger
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 17 May 2018

Investors

Just took another 10 engines out west to be handed off that were sold.
This time it looks like they are headed down south to Georgia. Mangers
at the engine houses say they are getting in 40 new SD70s and don't
know where the hell they are going to put them or keep anything up and
running since they cut so many jobs off. Not sure what the hell is
going on. Replacing older units with new SD70's? HMMM..

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Engine repair, for 10-20 years
Posted: 16 May 2018

I was the target of a bunch of Generation X CEO,s who know  nothing of
how to operate a business.  They are more concerned with stuffing their
pockets rather than work with the workers who do their job. After I turn
60 they treated me like was something from hell. I am not surprised.
They did everything to me to force me into a corner and stab me in the
back and out the door. The generation X brats (under 55) running the
company have no respect for anybody but themselves. This explains why
CSX is such turmoil, When the previous generation ran it was slightly
better place to be. The was not as bad to work with at least they
respected for their work ethics. If had been three years older I would
made my out at 65.  I feel bad for the younger guys who have wives,
children, homes and Pick-Up trucks they are going to hurt if they get
booted out. The hand writing is on the wall for most employees stand by
for the big ram unless your the bosses boy looks they are going out.
this looks like the picture for the poor working fool.  The Gen X Me
kids whine and cry like a bunch of 5 year olds when something happens
complete with runny noses. The upper management need to grow up and be
responsible adults like there grand parents. Remember CSX will go down
the same track as Penn Central if do not know this read your history,
Penn Central went tits up

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

Re: work.  Good call rrjim Iím not in running trades Iím a carman that
works the yard. I started as trainman but transferred to car dept. I
talk to crews every day.

Name: Fact 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years
Posted: 16 May 2018

Trainmasters are going to be cut next. Study is showing that the
Yardmasters are doing a great job moving crews and trains. Company will
save millions on this move. Trainmasters are proven to be useless. This
will take place by 2020 or soon after.

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

Only work the hours you are required to by your contract not a minute
more. Let the phone ring off the hook looking for there important
loads. Let HQ tell the customers it will get there some day. But for
now we have to cut staff to get operating ratio down. Ceo and the board
of directors should be in the nut house for shock treatment.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 15 May 2018

What Ass-Clown would sale their vacation for 1.5X?   What dipshit is
going to stay marked up the entire summer?  What simpleton would admit
Fmla abuse?  What kiss ass believes the horseshit Ed Harris is putting
out?  What dumbass pays over 100 bucks to their union? What piece of
shit lays off Union every weekend? What moron moves out of state for
this shithole?

Name: Tired Of The Madness 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 15 May 2018

Csx you want to buy back my vacation and personal days, I get sick for 3
days and have a Dr. Note and still get points, caps on personal days,
and you wonder why people go out and get FMLA..Maybe if you gave
employees an incintive for not marking off like maybe starting with
negative points , banking negative points to use for emergencies...
thanks to the unions for always looking out for us everytime the
company makes changes why do we have a contract if you allow so many
side letters  and bulletins to change shit.

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

Stock slowly climbs as long as CSX keeps selling assets. They are high
fives at HQ  they are the smartest people in USA.just ask them. Lots of
trains sit all week no crew what a couple of weekends. You need a break
people take a couple off. Fuck CSX what they going to do fire everyone,
maybe they are that stupid. Remember the monkeys run the zoo. Over and
out!

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

Operations 

Jesus people! Do you ever take one minute to look at what the hell is
going on out here!! Just recrewed a train that was profiled with 2
engines and when we got to the recrew location it had 8! Then when we
got it in the tmci screen had one engine listed 3 times and 1 was
missing. Just how in the hell does your info get so screwed up. I just
can't understand for the life of me how this company stays afloat. If
the banks kept records the way you do our economy would be the worst in
the world.  God people, just get it together.  Just do some damn
homework. Quit embarrasing yourself. You have to know our family
members know this stuff and share it with neighbors, friends and co
workers. For the love of god, get it together!

Name: ClassAction
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 15 May 2018

https://www.ble-t.org/pr/news/headline.asp?id=51052


Moody Law Firm, How is this not Fmla interference?  It's time for a
class action lawsuit for all who have been on Fmla. 

CSX corporation, CSX transportation, Foote, Harris, and Johnson should
be listed as defendants in the lawsuit and whoever else took an active
role in this outrage.

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

Ed

You're a bitch.  Enjoy your time in the Spotlight.  You're on limited
time.  You will be replaced with the next puppet within 24 months.  

Keep your insincere thank you on the gateway for working Mother's Day.
  There wasn't no more layoffs in 2017 than this year.   Your system
notice fell on deaf ears.  There's not a railroader one in HQ.

Name: Curious 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 14 May 2018

CSX 
Talked to the trip optimizer help desk and asked them why they cant
Call us on the radio when we have problems but the PTC help desk can.
They said PTC is a federal mandated program and the TO is not. They
wouldn't say anything else. Doesn't Take a rocket scientist to figure
out what they were getting at. YOU DON'T GIVE A SHIT ABOUT IT. why even
have it up and running then. The rep also said they know we can't use
our phone's on the engines to call them so it is imperative we report
not using it because of this reason. 
Another interesting fact....all of the sudden all Work orders for
trains running on the st.Louis line from Avon yd to Roselake are not
being submitted. Every train has to be built by the TO department. Why
is that? Because you know we can't call them on the engine and there
is no contact with them on the radio so we just got to run without it.
Admit it. The program sucks and you know it. It runs under track speed
all the time when it doesn't need to. Your full conservancy numbers
arent worth the loss of track speed.  Someone is deliberately screwing
with the input of workorders. Get rid of it! I'm tired of reporting
issues with the damn thing. You know it sucks. Just get rid of it!

Name: To xclc
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 14 May 2018

You sound frustrated about the union. Well with all what you have said,
I was fired and held out for 3.5 years. The union put a case together
for me to present to the arbitrator, the company had all there big guns
to fight me and the union. I won my case and was returned to work with
full seniority. It took time and money to put my case together, I donít
think a law firm would of done as good a job as the union. The union
saved my life by getting me back to work. And I retired last year. The
unions first priority is to get people back to work that where fired.
Other issues are secondary. There are so many grievances in the system
that they have to be fought in order of importance and what affects
members as a whole. All as I can say is Iím forever grateful to the
union reps. That got my job back and my union dues was worth every
penny. When your knee deep in shit feels good when some one cares
enough to pull you out and wash you off. You could be next employee
fighting for your job back.

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

One thing a ceo knows if they donít produce they get fired in most case.
But at there rate of pay it does not affect them just there ego and
repritation. And they can leave a company upside down. Which in most
cases takes years to be what it once was. They can do a lot of damage
to a company in a short time. And the board of director for CSX seem
clueless. The proof is hiring a half dead ceo like Hh and giving him
the pay package they did. Company policy no insider trading, but I
think it is rampant giving partners in crime inside information so they
know where to put there chips. A lot of the craziness will go when Foote
leaves. And the new ceo is going to need cooperation of employees to
repair CSX from the hedge fund gangs raid.

Name: xvlc
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for 20-30 years
Posted: 13 May 2018

LOCO

I get so sick of hearing you guys come on here and spout off about
going to meetings and getting involved. I was a rep. I know what it is
like to try to get one damn day off to do something you need done with
your personal life let alone spend time at a union meeting. The fact is
this BRO!!! The unions are well aware of what is happening out here. Its
their damn job to know. They are paid for that service. We are forced
into a union shop through the railroad labor act but the Federal
government controls how the unions organize and function with laws that
protect members from misrepresentation and failure to represent to the
fullest extent. The union reps and international reps will sit on their
asses and say they cant get involved until the members come forward with
complaints. I have personally witnessed these conversations. This is
total bullshit and they know it. It is their jobs to step in when they
see their members are being abused and their contracts raped. NO ONE
HAS TO COME FORWARD!  It is their job to handle all abuse. They are
well aware of it. You want something done you have to raise a stink and
get the media involved. They have no choice then to come out from under
the Carriers desk. THey have to do what they are paid for. Kick backs
and pay offs have made our unions corrupt and have made them climb in
bed with management. Going to meetings is not going to do a damn thing.
What will make a change is going after our unions for failing to
represent in a fair and timely manner. Union meetings are a damn joke.
Its the squeaky wheel that gets attention. Its the people who start a
stink and draw attention to the unions failures that get things done.
Its the people who make them look like they got egg on their faces that
get results. Its high time we clean house at the upper level of the
unions.
Ask yourself one question... when was the last time you saw any rep
from the international or field rep for organizing at your terminal.
How many times last year did you see them show up and talk to the
people. Let CSX know they are alive and well. Bet you never saw a
single one!  Too damn scared to get out in the fields and make the
rounds and show of support. That's what your paying for BRO. A bunch
of no shows!

Name: WeStop4donuts
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 13 May 2018

Laughing


Great post keep them coming.

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

At head office you have all these suits running around knocking heads
high fives. They donít know what they are doing but as long as the
stock goes up they feel they are on the right track. But the day is
coming that there spread sheets will not get a train out of the yard.
Then the panick starts managers getting fired etc. And when other
railroad hire all the people they cut, they will be screwed. And then
they will fast track managers and IT people to run the trains. Then the
scrap metal will pile up from the wrecks. Stay tuned folks the shit will
hit the tracks.

Name: Finish line
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 13 May 2018

I retired last year had to get out stress big time. Best thing I did but
like a lot of railroader 35 years of service took its toll on the body.
Waiting for back and shoulder surgery. The older the worker the easier
it is to injure yourself. If you get pain in body parts donít ignore it
try and find out what is wrong before it turns into something worse.
Work safe people get assistance if you need extra help.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 13 May 2018

I love all you guys because we are all in the same box car, but bitching
won't do anything.  WE ARE THE UNION, not the people who represent us! 
If you are unhappy,go to your meetings, bond with your people, and do
something about it.   Yes the new management at CSX is running the
place into the ground, the same way they did at the CP.  But the stock
price is going up, and thats all they care about.  It isn't going to
get better, its going to get worse, so do something about it!

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

Running short staffed adding stress lack of rest. Incompetent people
giving instructions is just an accident waiting to happen. Trump has
lowered the unemployment numbers big time. The biggest problem for all
these companies is staffing. Then they have to be trained. Trust me the
railroads are going to be competing  for people. The ones that cut staff
are a blessing for other railroads because they pick up trained people.
It is going to be a win win for railroad workers as the work pool gets
smaller and smaller.

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

The railroad ran well till Hh came along they cut so much staff but
wanted the same production. People even where forded to work threw
there brakes etc. Then management had to get out of the office and do
the field work 7 days a week 12 to 16 hours a day. I seen many manager
resign over it. They only called people back when they had no choice.
It all came to a head after four years of psr. Now they have to put all
that money back into the company that they took out. And now ceo trying
to make peace with staff after years of abuse. In the end the employees
win and get it back. Short term gains for the share holders. Long term
problems for the company,

Name: WeStop4Donuts
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 13 May 2018

when the company starts bitching about availability over Mothers Day.  
Offers caps forgiveness.   Takes away seniority moves.  Complains about
misusing a missed call.   Willing to pay out millions in Fmla lawsuits. 
Etc..etc..


You can bet we haven't  begun to see the end of this insanity.

Ed, Jolandha, Jim, And whomever else had a hand in the interference of
protected leave.  I hope that each one is sued individually.

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

Just like cn cp CSX will cut so deep that they will have managers doing
craft work 7 days a week. And if you donít think this will happen I
will bet anyone it will. So if your a manager you better tell the wife
and kids they will not see you much. And if you managers donít play the
game they Foote will fire you. Just a matter of time before this will
happen. Trust me on this.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Engine repair, for 10-20 years
Posted: 11 May 2018

Work force cut in half today at Cumberland locomotive shop! This is the
third round of furloughs for us. Does anyone know if any other
locations got hit today?

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

Foote still tells share holders they are still going to cut thousands of
more employees by 2020. And at the same time people are resigning and
not returning from layoffs. The economy is booming and x CSX employees
have found other jobs. Some said they wish they would of walked away as
soon as Hh started his bs. Staffing is going to be a big issue now for
CSX.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 11 May 2018

What "Testing" posted makes a lot of sense. Read that & remember it.

Name: burned
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 10 May 2018

LESSON 101!!!!!


DO NOT....I REPEAT....DO NOT GIVE UP YOUR EC1'S OVER THE TELEPHONE. DO
NOT GO INTO YOUR CREW BUILDING AND CALL THE DISPATCHER OVER THE PHONE
AND GIVE UP ANY AUTHORITY WHAT SO EVER. DO IT OVER THE RADIO!

BOTH CREW MEMBERS MUST BE PRESENT WHEN IT IS DONE. BOTH CREW MEMBERS
MUST HEAR IT IS DONE. BOTH CREW MEMBERS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR HEARING THE
CONVERSATION!

TELEPHONE CONVERSATIONS DISAPPEAR!  USE YOUR HEADS. IT DOESNT MATTER
HOW LONG IT TAKE THE DISPATCHER TO ANSWER. GET OVER IT. GIVE UP ALL
AUTHORITY OVER THE RADIO! 

It used to be a rule that all mandatory directives had to be released
over the radio. You can not use your personal phone on the engine
anyway. There is no reason to wait until you get into a crew room to
call a dispatcher on the telephone and release any authorities.
This will bite you in the ass. A crew is getting ready to burn on this
one.  Unless the phone is on speaker and the dispatcher is told it is
on speaker phone and both crew members are present when he/she is
releasing the authority there is no proof that both crew members where
present. If there is not a camera on the engine then it will be harder
to prove that both crew members were present but there is a better
chance that you are both together on the engine in the cab than in a
crew room on the speaker phone!

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

They will do audits in all departments, and you will get written up for
something. The goal is to put as many failed audits on your file as
possible. Now when you get into more serious trouble they can show a
pattern that your a problem employee, an accident waiting to happen.
And they want negative employee record hanging over every employee.
Makes it much easier to fire you with cause. I would be up to date with
all rules and regulations. Playing stupid is not a defense.

Name: watchdog
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years
Posted: 10 May 2018

NOTICES

Be glad system notice 103 was cancelled by 131. It amazes me how many
guys don't bother to read the notices. Just because you don't have to
carry them doesn't mean you shouldn't read them. How stupid are people
out here!  The only reason they cancelled it was because it had an order
for TM's to ride trains(60 miles) during this quarter. But the big
thing in it was an order to test 15 separate employees each month.
Wonder just how they pick and chose who they are going to test.  Back
to individual testing. Those who are old enough and have been around
here since conrail remember the list that came out with names of
employees the were supposed to head hunt. Not to mention the southern
region training manual that was put out to pick out and stalk "problem
employees"!  That was a major embarrassment when it was thrown in
Michael Wards face. Of course he denied he ever knew anything about it.
You young pups better wake up and start reading your notices. READ
BETWEEN THE LINES!
Notice 135 was cancelled but replaced with 137. Only difference between
the two is the effective time. 
Making a seniority move is not ILLEGAL now or during the holiday or the
weekend. The union agreements for conductors still allow bumping
legally!

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

A lot of managers are employed to just rattle the employees, control the
sheepal anyway they can.To the strong cool collective employee that is
not easily rattled they try and put a false failed audit on you to show
who has the upper hand. Myself I follow the rules watch what I say yes
sir no sir. And go about my business. When I have been put on the spot
by a manager, Iíve told him Iím just following instructions even if
they are wrong instructions. I have told them it is not up to me to
correct a person in charge even if I know they are wrong. I said I
donít want to be written up for not following instruction, with a
straight face of course. You can see the colour change in the managers
face as they get mad. Because they know you are right and some people
barking out the orders are incompetent. But canít expect you to correct
them. I go to work Iím the robot while there go home get my pay and
leave all the decisions to be made by the people that make the big
bucks. Iíve learned not to get rattled and just sit back and watch the
gong show. A person does not have to make it any harder, then
management tries to do. And thatís how I roll.

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

I be layed up Momma's Day weekend and Memmorial day weekend I f I be
feeling under tha wether.   I gots homies that never took of tha
uniform.  That be a trigger right their.  This job be wacked.  You gots
to be hard up mofo to be staying out hear.

Name: Disgusted 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for 20-30 years
Posted: 09 May 2018

Cantstandthewhinning 
What's good for the goose is good for the gander. You lead by example.
Your ballast comment is spoken like a true blue manager. Years of orders
to watch your slip trip and fall hazards. Been to several yards run by
foreign line RRs. Their ballet is like walking on sand compared to our
bolders. Why? Because their not cheap bastards and truly care about the
safety and health of their employees.
Whinning said it best. Nit picking bullshit when they need their
failure breads the same.
Simple question for you...what's more important. Knowing where your
dangerous RSSM cars are on the system or busting some guy because he
was missing a stinking side shield on his glasses? Running trains
without paperwork for toxic poisonous cars or busting a guy for not
keeping his hand on the handrail when walking on the loco walkway?
I know my answer. My safety and the public's safety is more important
than petty bullshit! Stop the stupid crap. Get their priorities
straight. Quit acting like this is a horse and pony show.
Professionalism breeds professionalism!

Name: Whining
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 09 May 2018

Listen whining the company makes the rules. They want to fire you for
not having your vest not zipped to the top. And a whole lot more stupid
rules. They want to fire you for not reporting the simplest things. The
railroad is the ones that makes mountains out of mole hills. So you
have to play the game of the safety culture the railroad created.
Managers driving around in a company vehicle making six figures to see
if your zipper on your vest is done up to the top. Or to see if you
have your boot laces are tied. Then they go for dinner on company
credit card. Where is the value and production in that for the share
holders. All we have to do is follow the rules. Sounds like a guy like
yourself will move a train before you have done your due diligence,
thinking your doing company a big favour. But when you screw up your
going to be the first one they fire. Then you whine to everyone you
should of been treated special because you where a runner for the
company. If you delay a train by following company and goverment rules
and they fire you. You are getting your job back because you followed
all the rules. Corner cutters like you are what get people killed.

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

You people are ridiculous.  All I see on here are a bunch of whineu
transportation employees complaining about having to do their jobs. Boo
whoo....
I can't walk to that engine, or there are unsafe ballast conditions
near that switch. Why don't you guys just do the job you are paid
almost 6 figures to do and stop blaming the company for your mistakes.
Oh and I think your retarded comment on this page is a tad ignorant.

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

The latest that I'm hearing is that Foote himself put a stop to the
hourly wage!  For starters it would cost them too much, but he also
stated that it would just make crews less productive.  If this is true,
its a win win situation!  SCREW THAT HOURLY RATEm no need for slavery.

Name: Work force
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 09 May 2018

If Foote wanted to show that CSX is an equal opportunity employer, he
would hire more women and transgender people. I feel if Foote was
serious he would have transgender people working beside him at head
office and promote more women and transgender people. He should
surround himself with these over looked people. Foote replace these
outdated bully managers with more compatible women and transgender
managers. Be an industry leader and one of the first to show your are
serious about being an equal opportunity employer.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 09 May 2018

Sue Ed Harris if your rights under Fmla are violated.

Name: Disgruntled 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 09 May 2018

There are 70 million millennials in the USA, these tender little
snowflakes are not scared to write up a manager for getting there
feelings hurt. Or the 90 pound female that wants to be equal to men. I
hope that this is the people that are applying for the railway jobs.
And the women play the girl card, and the snowflakes put in human
rights complaints for management being to assertive with them. I hope
all these people get hired by the railroad, and it ends up that
management have to take courses on how to be more understanding with
new age employees. And by law have to try and accommodate them while
they are on the job. This will soon be the only people that will be in
the pool to hire. And  as the snowflake culture takes over the
railroad,that the management are able to adapt, and the railroad spends
the funds to train management not to be so assertive that there is a
chance of hurting the feelings of the new culture employees. It will
take time for the ceo and management to accept a softer more gentler
way to run a railroad. So old heads try not being so hard on the future
employees of CSX.

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

system notice 135

Csx has their panties twisted about crew unavailability.  Better stay
marked up on Mother's day and Memorial day or it may be a repeat of
Christmas and New Year's Day.    SN135 addresses Mother's day and
Memorial day specifically.   They're complaining of misuse of missed
calls LOL, delayed mark ups following displacement  and of course their
go to FMLA.  SN 135  states If the company believes that an employee's
mark off or unavailability was improper, the employee will be
immediately charged and disciplined, UP TO INCLUDING TERMINATION. 

Sounds like Moody Law firm will have some new clients.

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

SMH

You talk a big game. Come out of no where and spout off.
Let me tell you something pup. There are a lot of lazy self righteous
mama boys working out here now that would have had their asses kicked a
long time ago because the old heads would have set them straight and
took them out back. Cant do that now because you'll get fired for
hurting their tender little butts.

For the last year I have had to sit in the cab and listen to the cry
babies and do ALL THE REQUIRED WORK that both crew members are supposed
to make sure is done.
"Im not calling signals because I think it is stupid and just a waste
of time! Im not getting off the engine and watch trains as they go bye.
Someone almost got seriously hurt from it and its not safe! Their rules
are stupid!"

I had 2 supervisors tell me that they didn't give a shit who called
the signals or who got off and watched roll byes as long as it was
done. If no one got off or called signals both crew members will be
charged. You both know it is to be done!
So I have been calling the signals and getting off the train when we
are stopped while the worthless piece of crap who feels he is above the
rules and better than anyone else sits in the cab and sleeps!
I don't care what their worthless opinion is and I don't care if they
are immature children who cant handle authority. Im tired of baby
sitting their worthless butts and their days are numbered.
Now you tell me how are the guys who do their jobs, follow the rules
because it is part of their damn job supposed to handle these pukes?
You think it is fair to the rest of us because they want to have a
temper tantrum? If I had it my way I'd  kick their asses off in the
gravel at 60 mph and let them walk home! Mama boys don't belong on the
railroad!

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

I hate company men and I'm pro-Union.    I read post and hear people
cry about almost anything.    About how bad this is and how bad that
is.   I'm just not seeing it.  I've been here for over 25 years and
this is the best I've had it.  I basically work 4 runs and off for 3
days.  I'm making more money today than I've ever made.    You
pussies would bitch about a free beer and a blow job.

Name: Smh
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 09 May 2018

CEO Foote.......................

Name: Smh
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 09 May 2018

If Goote would wise up and get rid of the trainmasters then this place
would fix itself. Yardmasterís can do the job better than those waste
of space TMís. This would save the company Millions.....

Name: Number8 vent value
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 08 May 2018

http://techinfo.wabtec.com/DataFiles/O&Mfiles/pdf/4211-4,S.13.pdf Read
and learn.

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

Be safe donít leave the terminal if your air pressure is not right
up,and you have the proper calibration. If your air is not up call the
tm to get the car shop to drive the train for leaks, could be a number
8 vent value stuck open, or a emergency portion or service portion. You
could have several bleed rods stuck open or a hose gasket. Or everything
I mentioned safety first is the company policy.

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

Nepotism that is how you got your job. Daddy said son go in the field
for awhile spy for the company. And when the time is right we will give
you a management job. Company mole.

Name: Fooking baby
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 08 May 2018

Quit being a fooking baby!!!!  Quit whining!!!!  This is a fooking job
not a welfare company.  Let's screw the company Boyz, yeah let's do
that! These managers are so I mean I tell ya, they won't even let me
sit in my recliner at work!  Times are changing, quit if you must!  You
are ones slowing us down!

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

Hh started the reign of terror at cn cp now CSX. Hh and the likes
figured out that you can terrorize employees intimidate and manipulate,
them up to a point before they crossed the line into criminal
harassment. At cp if a person called in sick a manager would show up at
his house to talk to the employee to see if they where really sick.
Upsetting the employee and his family. They really crossed the line in
a lot of areas, they really intimidated employees to areas that where
unheard of. Hand delivering disciplinary letters to a employees home.
Randomly taking employees for drug testing when it was not warranted,
the list goes on. Now that management created a work atmosphere of no
employees trusting them. Management wants employees to forget the
treatment they received. But the employees have a long memory and the
good old days of working together is long gone. As soon as a new
employee starts it does not take long before they are threatened and do
not stick around. All as I can say is employees be creative and try and
stick it to CSX anyway possible. Nothing is to small it all adds up
stick it to CSX management all you can and donít stop.

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

Itís great to hear people are not returning to work. And that several
people are quitting,I hope they CSX gets so short staff they they canít
move a train. These company brass want to treat people like shit. Karma
they are getting it back in away they never planned for.

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

Conductor

You were right. The flat cars with the patrician down the middle is a
center beam car. A wood rack car can come in several styles but
basically have the same idea. A flat with metal poles attached to the
sides help hold the poles, logs, lumber etc. on the car. You can google
pictures of both types of cars on line. Just look up flat center beam
cars and wood rack cars used on the railroad.
That new rule also says not to run over 50 with gons loaded with stump
wood. we have all talked about it and have decided if we have any gons
loaded with any wood in them we are running them 50. We are not sure
exactly what stump wood is. We seen lots of gons with poles, ties, cut
up ties, chips, ets. so we aren't taking any chances. the hell with
this outfit. They cant even put info on a work order making sure you
know if you have empty flats in your train if they are  bulkhead.
Instead of making the conductor watch the whole train go by we're
saying screw it and running 50.

Name: Cond.
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 07 May 2018

Car shop/mechanical 


What the heck is a flat car with a center beam. I thought it was those
cars with the partition down the middle like I've seen carrying
lumber. The new speed chart for cars says you can't run 60 with empty
center beam cars or loaded or empty wood rack cars. So the cars I see
with lumber/boards are wood rack not center beam. No trainmaster knows
the difference. We need some damn pictures of these cars so we know the
difference.  This is just bull crap.

Name: also to truly amazed
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 06 May 2018

What also blows my mind in the enviroment we find ourselves in with this
hedgefund company strippin no good people everybody trying to keep there
job u find it neccesary to post on here telling youre fellow brothers
what idiots they are it takes one to know one be part of the solution
or u are the problem my advice to u sir is they are hiring trainmasters
apply if that is youre no goid attitude sir

Name: also to truly amazed
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 06 May 2018

What also blows my mind truly amazed is that is your attitude when most
most people are posting about trying to do right and keep there jobs
because they need it and everybody wondering what this hedgefund
company stripping no good people are up to u feel the need to come on
here and bash your fellow brotherhood about it ridiculous be part of
the solution or be the problem by the way there hiring trainmasters my
advice to u sir apply

Name: to truly amazed
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 06 May 2018

Hey truly amazed did u also know you are a douchebag while u may be
right do u have to be such a freaking dickbag about it put that in
youre pipe and smoke it a hole

Name: Truly F....ng Amazed
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 06 May 2018

I'm amazed some of you guys have a job. Surely not smart enough to read
and comprehend. 
The system bulletin clearly states it is updating rule 4400 which is
equipment handling / equipment speeds. EQUIPMENT SPEEDS !  Has nothing
to do with track speeds. How could any of you idiots possibly read this
and think now you can run 70 with an intermodal train or any other
listed. It even states in the 2nd paragraph I think, that timetable or
special instructions may further limit speeds. It's only how fast the
equipment can be allowed to go. Don't know how to make that any
clearer. There's also a rule that states where different speeds are
listed the lowest speed will govern. 

While I'm at it, regarding you short pool guys who are always whining
you need paperwork for a pickup, it's pretty obvious you are wasting
time to have delays so you make overtime, same as you do when I'm
following you running 35 mph on approaches. If there aren't hazmat
then you only need to know how many you got. But, by the way, if you
leave the ORIGINATING TERMINAL, there is also a rule that states ONLY
the chief dispatcher may authorize you to depart without proper
paperwork. 

Did you also know that a brake slip IS NOT REQUIRED ON CARS PICKED UP
LINE OF ROAD, doesn't mean a class 1 doesn't have to be done, but a
brake slip isn't necessary. Another common delay tactic....

Some of you on here are an embarrassment, please read your rule books.
The second rule discusses the hierarchy by the way....

Name: conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 05 May 2018

Retired

Black and white in our operating rules book. When rules and special
instructions are in conflict, special instruction supersede rules.

You've been gone awhile. We don't go by stations where I work. Our
timetables tell us what our allowable track speeds are. Our rules tell
us what is the allowable speed for specific kinds of trains and their
makeup... Funny thing about all of this is the trains that can now run
60 on our 60 mph track instead of 50 are still running 50 because
almost all of them have cars in them that are still restricted to 50
per the new train speed chart! Guess its better than nothing!

Name: Retired Railroader
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 05 May 2018

just to clarify something for y'all T&E operating folks. I know most of
you know this, but it may help some newbies better understand.
This has to do with mainline speeds, which you have been discussing.

First off, a TT covers basically 2 components, 1. Station pages and 2.
TT Special Instructions. 

Your speeds in the TT appear on the Station Pages, and are the Maximum
allowable speeds also referred to as Normal speed. Normal speed is the
max allowable on block signal system tracks. 
Bulletin orders, current and Summary, can modify those speeds up or
down. Therefore, your Bulletin orders are more current and supercede
your TT station page listed speeds. When the new TT revision is put
out, the speeds which have been permanently modified by Bulletin
order(s) will become permanent in the TT. Then the Bulletin process
starts all over again  because speeds will change over time, higher or
lower. 
When it comes to TT Special Instructions, that is a little different. A
TT Spec Inst  is something which modifies a current Rule, because the
Rule itself does not adequately cover a specific operating condition.
TT special instructions are usually tethered to a Rule number, but adds
to the Rule because the actual operating condition does not fit the Rule
perfectly. ( this also applies to other operating conditions such as Air
Brake use)
I've been gone for a very long time but there are some things one
never forgets. 
Let me know if this made sense and if you have any questions, I'll
answer them as best I can. 
Safety is of first importance.

Name: Rules
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years
Posted: 04 May 2018

Engineers. 

DO NOT RUN 70 MPH IN THE ST. LOUIS LINE OUT OF INDIANAPOLIS! 
read your rules. When rules and special instructions conflict SPECIAL
INSTRUCTIONS SUPERSEDE!
Your timetable special instructions do not allow you to run 70 period!
Yes, you can run 60 with approved freight but not 70. Do not act like a
hot shot and run 70 just because you have a news bulletin that changes a
rule. You will not win the charge of speeding when you go to
investigation. This is a set up. Do not fall for it. Follow your
timetable special instructions!

Name: Life
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 04 May 2018

We only get one walk threw life. The railroad was a good place to work.
Until these hedge fund hacks took over. If a guy can find employment
where he can be happy and support his family all the power to you. To
earn a living now seems to be harder and harder. Our standards are
still better than in some countries. If a person can leave the job
stress at work and not take it home your much better off. Try stick it
out at the job your in good luck.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 04 May 2018

its hard not get discouraged when you work for a place for almost twenty
years and get totally screwed over one has to move on I know it is a
waiting game with all of this only problem is they have time on there
side and money we don't .

Name: Hear ya
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 04 May 2018

At the railroad I work at Hh broke every rule, forced managers to do
everyoneís work forced overtime. All as we could do day after day would
put grievances company laughed at us. But we got the last laugh because
Hh was in violation of the collective agreement and he ended up paying.
We never got discouraged when we got beat up. Day after day we put
grievances and the arbitrator seen what the company was doing,
intimidating everyone. At the end of the day people got there jobs back
with full pay. Hundreds of thousands of dollars where paided  out to
make everyone whole. You just canít stop the fight,Rome was not built
in a day.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 04 May 2018

My entire craft was laid off and the remaining crafts are either willing
or being forced to do are work under incidental work rules so they call
them and yes we are now on our second grievance so like I said years of
service mean nothing at CSX if they can do it to one craft they can do
it them all and it is only a matter of time they will do it again and
it could be any one, I come to realization I got screwed over and there
not a thing I can do about it but move and say the hell with CSX and the
railroad you pay thousands of dollars in union dues and shit like this
goes down why bother with the railroad anymore there a lot more out
there with better working conditions and just as good a money I would
never tell anyone to seek a railroad career again you work with a bunch
of assholes with terrible rest days shitty hours and the most inept dump
ass unfair managers in any industry

Name: Engineer
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 04 May 2018

Loco 

Timetable speeds on the st.Louis line out of Indy are 60/60. Therefore
we can run 60 as stated per the new speed chart on the new bulletin.
I'm hearing most timetables state the same.

Name: Grievances
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 04 May 2018

If the company has violated the collective agreement, and you feel
wronged. You can take a blank piece of paper and write a grievance on
it , you donít need a special grievance form. Give a copy to your rep
and copy for yourself.  If it is a clear violation and canít be fixed
in house. Then it goes down the road and if parties canít rectify
grievance then it goes to arbitration. If the arbitrator see several of
the same grievances he sees a pattern of what the company is doing. If
it is a clear violation parties  will be made whole. The union has a
legal duty to represent you.  So if you are violated and put your head
down and pout and do nothing, the company just keeps doing the same
thing. I hear on hear the company this and that, you have to fight back
it only takes five minutes to put a grievance in. Now there is a paper
trail and in most cases is going to take time to be heard by
arbitration.

Name: Seniority 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 03 May 2018

Pal I donít think your telling the whole story. They call someone back
in your craft junior to you. You have a solid grievance and will get
every penny back from arbitration ruling. Seen this done many times
before and the affected employee was always made whole. I would like to
see the ruling from the arbitration hearing in your case.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 03 May 2018

Seniority don't mean shit with CSX I had almost 20 years in and my
entire craft was laid off and there are guys with not a 5th my years of
service in now doing my job so that only proves the company and there
dishonest managers can do what ever they want and it can happen to any
one is this outfit so my point seniority means nothing any more if they
get the notion to screw over people there is not one thing you or the
union you have paid thousands of dollars to except tell sorry about
your luck and all those craft rules mean nothing because ever thing is
incidental and the company and there yes men managers that get a bonus
for all the jobs they help cut.

Name: Work
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 03 May 2018

The hogger that is running the controls, was on the ground before he was
a hoggers. Everyone had to pay there dues. Sounds like you have no
seniority. The new guy cryís in every department. You have to pay your
dues in a union shop to bid on the job you want. That has been the
railroad culture for over a hundred years. The most sacrid thing on the
railroad is seniority. If you canít accept that your in the wrong
industry.

Name: Loco
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 03 May 2018

All crews 
Timetables and special instructions over ride bulletins. I was informed
today by management to follow your timetable instructions until the
timetables are changed or bulletins are issued with direct orders to
change your timetable specific speeds.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 03 May 2018

My years of service there is two undeniable truths of railroad all
managers are lying pieces of shit and the so called engines think the
hole railroad revolves around them are they do is go forward and
backward its the ground guy and the guy in the other seat that does
most of the work but they think there more important than every one
else they could put a chimp in that seat and get better results and for
the managers go there value is greatly over raided they could be
replaced by baboon at least you would know where you stand with a
baboon instead of the lying pieces of shit that CSX has as management

Name: Me 2
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 03 May 2018

Me

Your correct sir. They are not negotiating with the BLET. That part is
over. It's time for a vote. SHOW ME THE MONEY !

Name: SMH
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 03 May 2018

Lying little pussy. You're the rest this job sucks. 



Name: Lc2
E-mail: 2
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 02 May 2018

Red the final offer today.  All I can say is WOW.  The Engineers are
going to have pride in their job again.   There is going to be a real
pay difference between the Engineer and their sidekick and it's about
time.   

Congrats to all

Name: loco
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 03 May 2018

Speed change

What the hell is going on with this new speed rule changes that came
out on the new bulletin. Everyone I have talked to so far is not
running 60/70.  Most are saying they don't really know whats in their
train by looking at the tonnage graph. Lumber cars, flats, bulkheads,
contents of loaded gons and who knows what else. A solid intermodal
should be no problem. Go 70. But the rest Im inclined to agree with. Is
anyone else staying at 50-60 until this gets straightened out?

Name: Me
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 02 May 2018

LC2,

  Like I said a few days ago, there is no negotiations between the UTU
and BLe with CSX in regards to Hourly rates.  Please go somewhere else
and spread your ignorance.  Do you have something to validate your
claims? Didn't think so.

Name: Lc2
E-mail: 2
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 02 May 2018

Red the final offer today.  All I can say is WOW.  The Engineers are
going to have pride in their job again.   There is going to be a real
pay difference between the Engineer and their sidekick and it's about
time.   

Congrats to all

Name: dispatcher
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 10-20 years
Posted: 02 May 2018

Chicago division crews

You guys running on  TWC ABS on the Chicago side need to stop calling
the dispatchers on the phone to release your EC1s! You have been doing
this for years after you get off the train and get into the yard
office. We have been told that both crew members are not always present
and you don't have the phone on speaker phone so the other crew member
can hear it. You have a bulletin out explaining the procedure for this!
 Just a heads up. they will be watching dispatchers and crew members. Do
it over the radio. Have both crew members present. This is a major
offense. Just do your job right. No time is being saved by cutting
corners and rushing. Cover your butts and the dispatchers. USE THE
RADIO!

Name: TRUTHFORONCE
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 02 May 2018

OLD HEAD GONE

AMEN brother. You couldn't have said it any better. Every topic you
touched was right on. I learned a lone time ago that its the skeletons
in the closet that get things done. Rattle some bones. File complaints
on laws that are broken. Beat them at their own game with their own
rules. They can spit on and disrespect the signed and sealed union
agreement all they want because the Unions have to sit down with them
and negotiate everything but they cant break the law! No matter how
high above it they think they are they can not. We see it out here in
the fields every day. FRA turns their heads for the right price. A
picture is worth a thousand words and the tongue is mightier than the
sword. There is nothing CSX hates worse than bad publicity. Doesn't
look good for the investors and the supporters on the employee gate
way. Today it is worse than ever. You cant blow your nose without
someone being offended or you having to apologize for it. Now is not
the time for CSX to have the spot light put on them! If the guys would
just wise up and see how much more powerful they are than the unions
they would realize what they can accomplish!

Name: Sister
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 02 May 2018

If your sister sat in for you to right ged test, she must be one scared
looked N.Y. woman!

Name: Toxic
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 02 May 2018

My name is toxic and I am a company mole that got in trouble for using
FMLA for every holiday and also for the Superbowl.  I am just very sour
with the company that pays me 75k a year with my GED that my sister got
for me.

Sorry to all!

Name: Sand disease
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 02 May 2018

http://www.lung.org/lung-health-and-diseases/lung-disease-lookup/silicosis/learn-about-silicosis.html

Name: Sand lungs
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 02 May 2018

A friend of mine did thirty years on the shop track servicing engines,
he had a couple years to go to retire. One day he got sick turned out
he ended up with a lung disease caused by inhaling silicon sand that
they put in the locomotives for the sanders. He never smoked as he was
fighting for disability pention he passed at 53 years old. My point try
not to in hale this sand it could get you to.

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

If you canít find what you want on computer,get on the phone and talk to
help line. They should have IT people to help you out. And that way also
there is a foot print that you tried. From the last post, I retired six
months ago just ahead of Hh retiring and becoming ceo of CSX. Foote and
friends where cut from the same mold Hh was. Foote will have no respect
for collective agreement, or labour laws or human rights. They just
donít care Foote is there to carry out PSR and will push forward over
who ever he has to. And will not care a less how CSX will look ten
years from now. His mandate is to sell all and any value he can at CSX.
He will line his own pockets and share holders pockets, but will care
less how they leave CSX when he departs. As an employee you have to
record everything in your note book, complaints you have told
supervisors instructions given to you that you feel violates company
policy. Make sure you put in grievances and keep copy for yourself. You
should be made whole in future donít just let it slide. We won 87
percent of of grievances at cp. But takes time and you have a paper
trail, donít let up. It cost Hh thousands of dollars to make employees
whole threw grievances. He refused to pay but had no choice. He thought
he was going to intimidate everyone and counted on employees not putting
grievances in out of fear. He got a wake up call, if you decide not to
do anything then you will receive nothing also. Itís your future
remember Foote and friends will not be there to long you all can out
wait these pricks. Hang in there !!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 01 May 2018

xmark is gone. any ideas how to acess the mainframe now?

Name: old head gone
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 01 May 2018

Lesson 101

The cold hard facts are as follows:

No one stands for their unions anymore. The young cubs of today come
from a different breed of Union families. They have very little
experience with them and didn't stand on the battle lines when scabs
were picketed and Union brothers stuck together to kick worthless Union
officials out of office. Todays Unions are no better than they were when
the mofia ran them. They count on everyone complaining and not doing a
thing about it. Pay them their dues and reap what you sow!

Csx has shown itself time and time again as an inept company. Putting
out bulletins just to cancel them hours after they have been published
along with not being able to get proper work orders, locate 
information on cars on line or road, not having foreign line rules
classes, not providing rules books and info in a timely manner, giving
failures on rules that aren't even in existence anymore, losing
training history of employees, failure to pay new hires on a timely
manner, misclassifying deadheads, failing to call taxi's for relief of
crews, losing trains on the GPS systems, missing paper work for RSSM
cars and the list just goes on and on and on.....This is all just a
joke of a nightmare or just one big Disneyland ride!
The only thing that keeps this company afloat is the backers. READ THE
EMPLOYEE GATEWAY!  When was the last time you took a real good look at
all the pat me on the back propaganda. Inflated stock prices and smoke
and mirror business is the only thing that keeps CSX afloat,
You want your job? You want to retire with a good check?
The only thing you can do is come to work and keep your mouth shut. If
you don't have the balls or friends to back you out here and who are
willing to make the Union International reps life miserable then you
have nothing.
You can however take care of yourself and make sure you are not the one
being set up or stalked for standing your ground! CSX is not a federally
owned company. The are regulated by the Feds but they are not owned by
them. CSX MUST FOLLOW ALL STATE AND LOCAL LAWS. CSX IS NOT EXEMPT FROM
LAWSUITS CHARGED AGAINST THEM FOR BREAKING THESE LAWS.
FRA LAWS ARE TO BE FOLLOWED. If you are being forced, intimidated or
harassed into breaking any of the stated laws you have the right to
report/whistle blow if need be.
Unfortunately there is no protection for your pay issues. Your only
recourse is to deal with your unions. Good luck with that if you are a
wimp and wont follow through on your claims. 
You can however look at what your problems are and if you are smart you
can figure out what other avenues can be used to settle your issues. 
One of my favorites was when I was denied pay for a trip the company
claimed I never did. Now this was just plain insane and it wasn't
necessary to take this to the union. After I faxed enough information
to the payroll/HR/Operations and corporate lodging it was taken care
of. Someone had a lot of egg on their face but it was paid. 
There are a lot of avenues one can take. YOU DO NOT HAVE TO USE YOUR
UNION AS THE FIRST COURSE OF ACTION IF THERE IS A PROBLEM WITHIN THE
DEPARTMENTS OF CSX. IT IS YOUR DUTY AND RESPONSIBILITY AS A STOCKHOLDER
AND EMPLOYEE OF CSX TO BRING ANY PROBLEMS FORWARD THAT YOU HAVE
ENCOUNTERED OR DISCOVERED WHILE BEING INVOLVED WITH CSX IN ANY
CAPACITY.
If you get anything out of this post, let the last paragraph be the
information that sticks in your head. You may not be able to control
the changes that are coming with job descriptions, classifications or
wages but you do have the power to protect yourself and others and work
in a safe and harassment free environment as well as a productive and
lucrative one.   
Don't be small minded. THINK OUTSIDE OF THE BOX!

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

Another toxic train derailment in Kentucky, 15 miles short of
destination. No cause yet but makes me wonder again if it is lack of
maintance and regular inspection of the tracks and equipment. The money
they saved by cutting staff is really paying off isnít it.

Name: List
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 30 April 2018

If you donít have the proper paper work, even after you have tried to
get it. And now you continue down the track and are carrying dangerous
loads but donít have paper work on it. And you derail and people are
killed because ems does not know what they are dealing with or where
they sit on the train. Who do you think they will want to put in
prison. You canít play stupid as a defense. What does the law require
before you move that train. Think about it!!

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

LC and LC2,

   There is no Hourly rate being discussed on any CSX property right
now. I Personally called the UTU G.C. office and spoke the the 1st Vice
G.C. and he said NO. A co-worker called the BLE G.C. and they also said
no.  

   Please quit starting rumors and stirring up shit, go somewhere else
and start your rumors. If you have proof of Hourly rate negotiations by
all means post it on here and quit making an ASS of yourself drama
queen.

Name: Hourly rate
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 30 April 2018

LC2 the only hourly rate you are getting is the rate for selling your
ass on backpage. When your not selling your ass LC2 keep your but plug
in so your guts donít fall out.

Name: Lc2
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 30 April 2018

Hourly rate is on.   Thank you to all the Ble chairmen who worked
relentlessly on this.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 30 April 2018

Every Manager and Manager want to be is a peace of shit lying ass hole
on CSX none are to be trusted will all sell out there best friend to
get dollar more for them selves there all dishonest and are not be
trusted by anyone if you think there on your side your a fool they will
screw you in heart beat to make a name for them selves there the ones
that violate the contracts, craft lines and years of service so if you
help them your no better than them do your job and only your duties and
no more for this company if you go that extra mile for this group your
an idiot they don't care and these ass hole managers will take all the
credit you it goes well and will nail your ass to the wall if it don't
so do just what your required because doing more just screws some on
else out of a job.

Name: Employee
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 30 April 2018

You get rid of illegals coming into the country, welfare recipients are
happy the way things are donít want to work. That leaves a finite
number of people to do all the work. Places like CSX cutting staff to
reduce operating ratio to get quarterly report looking good for share
holders. Trained railroaders that where fired or layed of found other
work. And will not be coming back to CSX. As the economy grows people
have more options. So the remaining employees value at CSX just went
up. It will be a sad state of affairs when a company the size of CSX
canít move trains because of staff shortages. The smart people at the
top can take that,information to the next share holders meeting.

Name: The Trump Effect
E-mail: obama@csx.com
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 30 April 2018

Make America Great Again!

Bring back the weasel Obama if you want social engineering and a PR
President!
When was the last time any railroad offered a $25K signing bonus?

The best hire for corporate America [before Trump], was an illegal with
a Green Card. Companies use that green card as a threat against
worker's rights, including injuries and organizing for better pay.

In most cases, the companies scheme with corrupt union bosses to
undermine the worker's rights!

Trump 2020

Name: Trump
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 29 April 2018

Trump is truth says it the way it is, not pc. Like welfare bum supporter
  Obamaís the welfare bums did not get out and vote. That is why those
states lost Democrat vote. Lazy welfare bum breed more welfare bums.
Now that CSX is short staffed start putting in bad order card on
equipment that needs fixing. And donít let up donít use junk to pull
trains and put yourself in an unsafe position. If motor is cut out or
skidded wheel air compressor toilet anything. Write it up and keep note
of everything you do. If you take bad order equipment and something
happens you are liable. If you are forced to take bad order power. Make
sure you tell them you are doing it under protest and write it up. And
put on crew to crew. Make sure next person knows about it. Donít do no
favours for these pricks. Because they all want to see you on welfare.

Name: HR
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years
Posted: 29 April 2018

trump effect

Trump has nothing to do with railroads offering bonuses to recruit new
hires. they are desperate for help due to slashing the work force to
the bare minimum. CSX as well as the other railroads do thorough
background checks and license checks as well before they hire anyone.
Your leader trump has nothing to do with any of the railroads hiring
decisions.  Before you post stupid political post do your homework. 
You just sound like another one of trumps idiot supporters!

Name: SMH
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 29 April 2018

LC ... Youíre a lying piece of shit. Your mom should have swallowed you.
Thereís NO hourly rate negotiations going on. 








Name: LC
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 29 April 2018

Received a call from The GC.  Will be meeting with him and many other
LCs this week.  We will be discussing the hourly pay rate.  51.23/hr
has been negotiated.  Will post more details about the meeting the
middle of the week or when more information becomes available.

Name: Hour wage
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 29 April 2018

There is no hourly wage being negotiated at CSX. So do not believe the
posts from the waterheads on here. You will be notified in writing any
changes being made to pay.

Name: LC
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 29 April 2018

Received a call from The GC.  Will be meeting with him and many other
LCs this week.  We will be discussing the hourly pay rate.  51.23/hr
has been negotiated.  Will post more details about the meeting the
middle of the week or when more information becomes available.

Name: Automation
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 29 April 2018

Automation is coming if you like it or not. China japan have it,
Australia is using it to move freight. RR will just load up with
insurance for damages.But with all the safety systems and terrain in
North America. I think these trains will be stopped more often than
moving. There are to many obstacles that cross the tracks that will
trigger safety systems. Wild life debris people cars etc.  It will be
years before they perfect it here and millions of dollars. And a train
only has to be fowl inches to cause an accident. Time will tell!

Name: The Trump Effect
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 29 April 2018

Hiring Bonuses:

Corporate America no longer recruit the undocumented and hand-out 
Green Cards like candy, in order to supplant the "true" American
workers!
So, giving the demand for workers, railroads are offering cash bonuses
for new hires.

Thanks President Trump for Making America Great Again!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 29 April 2018

Haven't noticed a post regarding this so here goes:
The FRA is accepting comments from "interested parties" on automation
in the RR industry.
If opposed to fully-automated\unmanned trains, etc., it's easy to
send
messages electronically.  Links provided on both the SMART-TD & BLET
websites.   Have until May 7, 2018.

Name: Cond 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 29 April 2018

I think that what Hh got away with in Canada is the model for for most
railroads. He broke every collective agreement and goverment labour
law. Transport Canada put there heads in the sand. Hh told goverment to
stay out of rr business. But when we striked  he put pressure on
goverment to legislate us back to work. Foote and creel learnt how to
manipulate the system. 94 percent strike vote now employees are going
to fight back for a contract. They will violate it but itís a start,Iím
waiting for cn and cp stock to crash because now they have to replace
everything they sold off. Labour management relationships will never be
the same after the abuse that was  dished out. Karma will get people
like creel and foot it always does.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 29 April 2018

A new contract will not matter the company don't care about violating
the old one they are nothing but ink on paper that managers wipe there
buts on, a new one just gives them a chance to violate, break and screw
the workers over again and most if not all managers enjoy violating the
contracts because there is no recourse on them and the company get away
with it time after time, anyone think there secure or they have a lot of
years of service and they can't get screwed over your only fooling your
self CSX is the most unfair and has the most immoral leadership of any
company I have ever worked for.

Name: cond.
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 29 April 2018

HR/Operations

What is it with you people. Do you ever bother to proof read anything
you put out before you circulate it. A good example would be your new
speed chart. How about those gray areas such as the bulk head flat
verses the regular flat as pointed out by rules? How about not putting
out a system bulletin and in the same exact day cancelling it to
replace it with another. You guys are notorious for doing this. Do you
not realize how unorganized this makes you look. How about coming out
with a bulletin explaining what stump wood is?  Its not in the
glossary.  Why do you do this?  Im not sure Im going to continue to
purchase your stock. I cant imagine that other class 1 railroads are
this inept! God help the railroad industry if they are!!!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 28 April 2018

Every Manager at CSX is a back stabbing piece of shit and none are to be
trusted they will go out there way and take it upon to self to violate
the contracts the work rules craft lines to make a name for them selves
trust none of them they all lie and are not to be trusted by no one,
they make act like there on your side don't be fooled they will screw
anyone to take the heat of them, and some of the worst are the ones
that come from the crafts and now they go out of there way to bust up
the crafts, but when to get thrown back in the crafts they act like
they where the champions for the workers and want a shoulder to cry on
screw them because all they become then is company moles that will sell
anybody out to get back into management.

Name: Beware
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 28 April 2018

Having a contract or expired contracts, all as i can say after having Hh
as a boss for almost four years. They gave out booklets on work ethics
and company policy for everyone to honour as an employee. At cp the
managements turned into a bunch of union busting idiots. It did not
take long for us not to trust any management,they would lie do anything
to get an employee fired or pulled out of service. Now that the contract
is due ceo creel is kissing ass. We never have forgotten how they
systematically abused the employees. You at CSX have the same people
calling the shots at CSX. Do not and I mean do not trust any of them.
Do everything by the book record everything in a note book. Cover your
ass if you want to be able to defend your self if you find yourself
fired. There goal is to try and fire people with cause.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 28 April 2018

The statement that CSX don't want to settle contracts that is bull shit
they don't care about the ones they have signed now they violate or
just out rite ignore them now what would a new one matter work rules,
craft lines and years of service mean nothing to these ass holes so why
would a new one matter.

Name: RULES
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years
Posted: 28 April 2018

ALERT!!! ATTENTION!!!

Be very careful about the way you interpret the new speed rule chart.
 
One, ask your supervisor to clarify on every train whether or not you
have stump wood in your gondolas if they show loaded. What exactly is
stump wood? Cut up railroad ties? Cleared brush? Old poles?

Second, the rule on running 50 if you have empty "Bulk head flats" is
not clarified on work orders and tonnage graphs. You have a 3 digit code
on an engineers tonnage graph that can identify that you have a flat car
but it DOES NOT IDENTIFY THE TYPE OF CAR! Anyone who delivers freight to
the UP RR from CSX knows of this problem. There are sections on the UP
that require a train that has an empty bulk head flat to run 40 mph. It
was discussed with UP management on how to handle this on their railroad
as CSX does not specify the type of car on the paperwork and crews were
speeding on their line. UP management agreed that if the information
was not provided and the crew did not see their entire train they would
not be held accountable.

Avon yard is a fine example. When outbound trains tie their power onto
their cuts it is very rare they see their entire train. Inspecting the
head six cars are expected to make sure there are no hazmats improperly
placed in the train. This was brought to the attention of two previous
superintendents and both said they would make sure it was noted on the
air slips of trains going on the UP lines but it was never done. 
To prevent any chance of having an empty bulk head flat car in your
train instead of a regular flat you must either request that the car
inspector who is doing your roll by advise you that your noted empty
flat is a bulk head or regular flat car or the conductor must inspect
the car/or cars. This will be the only way that you will be able to
protect yourself from being charged with speeding. This issue has been
on going for sometime and has yet still to be addressed properly. If
you are in doubt as the type of empty flat that you have in your train
do not leave your terminal until it has been identified!Make note also
that there is no specific reference to the speed of a regular empty
flat. As of now according to the new speed chart a non bulk head empty
flat would be considered 60 mph in the mixed freight category.

Name: English 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 28 April 2018

Or how about Patatoe or potatoe, railway railroad, who cares.

Name: Speed
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 26 April 2018

As far as speed limits go I think they are just setting a ,speed trap
they will sit in the bushes with there radar guns and download unit.
And if you to fast for the track your fired.

Name: Contract
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 26 April 2018

The last thing CSX wants to do is negotiate any contract or new
agreements. They will let any contract expire and abuse and fire and
terrorize just like they are doing. They donít want to sign any
agreements then they might have to honour them. Just like cprail ceo
creel is doing but his hand will be forced soon. Wake up people CSX
still wants to get rid of 4500 more of you. They donít care which
department they cut, the operating ratio has to come down for there big
Hh pr plan.

Name: Loco 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 26 April 2018

Hmmm 

Ha! Ha!  Lol!  Are you frickin kidding.all a speed increase will do is
make things worse. You can't run track speed with the TO and all the
underpowered motors they give you now. It will just piss off the hot
head engineers who cry like little bitches that can't run straight up
now!  God help us all! I don't want to hear their bitchy little arsses
now but not being able to go faster will make it worse. Second think
about it. What's that going to do to the numbers? The average train
speed in 2017 was 40. How they going to explain the comparables being
worse. I smell sabatog! Something isn't right in Denmark! Doing 40 in
a 50 is better than 40 in a 60.  Something stinks about this!

Name: UP Board of Directors
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 26 April 2018

UP Management is asleep at the wheels, Wall Street did not like the
numbers!

The Board of Directors should decapitate:

Lance Fritz, Cameron (wiesel) Scott, SK Keller and RN Doerr ASAP!

Name: Dave
E-mail: dp@powerrail.ca
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 26 April 2018

We are looking for temp Conductors for a Class 1 railway in the Midwest 
Accommodations are paid for plus $30 per day meal money. Hourly rate of
$43.00. Contact me? dp@powerrail.ca

Name: Wondering 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 26 April 2018

Did Parkersburg,WV Trainmaster David Benson make cupcakes for his male
roommate and then have a pillow fight with him? We heard that he told
this on himself. Any true to this.? Is that why they call him ď
CupcakeĒ ?

Name: Invest
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 25 April 2018

If you cash in your CSX stock you have made money, now if you reinvest
it in a stock that pays a good dividen. It will continue to grow your
in a win win position. You would be surprised after letting it grow for
years how much money you will have. And if you need cash take the
divedens you make. And leave the principle lump sum invested.

Name: Market
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 25 April 2018

Yes I watch the markets, cn cp stock is on its way down now because they
have to replace everything that Hh sold off when he was in charge.
Employees share program was a good deal. People made money, CSX stock
will make gains, buy it being top off with the assets sold not by
generating new revenue.  I see where cp and cn is now, shortage of
equipment employees etc. I would not buy railway stock with all the
risk involved. There are much better stock. If you want a monthly
dividen that pays 14.50 percent here is a ticker  to look at.  FTN

Name: Duty
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 25 April 2018

I have to agree with loco go to work do as required go home. I worked in
the yard at cp when Hh was there. They would pull you out of service for
any little thing. So we all did what was required of us nothing more or
less. No favours no or overtime, two managers would park in a truck
with binoculars and watch everyone. It did not matter how careful we
where they found something to pull you out of service for. They the
people in the ivory tower made the big bucks to make decisions. We did
not help them in anyway shape or form. Foote is doing this at CSX and
his methods are going to put CSX back years. Take these people for what
they are thieves, and they will line there pockets at anyoneís expense.
Only do what you are required to do and then go home. I figure you
people have about two more years of this bs.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 25 April 2018

Let us do a little math.

CSX pays Harrison 300 million while laying off 900 train crew. That 300
million would pay every single employee of that 900 $100,000 a year for
the next 3.33 years. Think about that. You may not have noticed how big
of an effect that would have on CSX... but your brain did.

Harrison takes the money then dies from the stress of realizing he is a
shit snake oil salesman with not a clue about quality or foresight into
understanding what it takes to invest in a company and take care of its
most critical component... its people.

Fast forward to this month when an over worked and tired CSX crew ends
their shift with a main line switch left open which sends an Amtrak
Engineer and Conductor to their deaths and injures over 100 passengers
and the resulting class action lawsuits that will after the lawyers
finish with CSX eat up another 20-40+ million or more not to mention
the millions of dollars in destroyed equipment all of which CSX is
liable for.

All of this of course happening while a saftey system designed to
detect unset switches was being repaired and no one thought to take
precautions to verify anything with no redundant safety systems active.

I believe Harrisons last words were somthing to the effect that all
heretics must be burned including all heretical customers who think
delays that shut down their factories exist.

When shit goes this wrong you need to focus on quality no matter what
it costs.

Do you job right from the top of the pyrimid CSX and all the way down
or vanish into the mist like all the other railroads before you who
also thought debt based money substitute fiat currency was what
mattered most. What you were actually supposed to be taking care of was
a service to society and your people and the preservation and
continuation of a great legacy that you have failed to live up to.

Sadly all of this falls on deaf ears of those in power who seek to burn
heretics in the hope that having less qualified crews and trains will
somehow get everything where it is supposed to be on time without
another disaster.

Name: Retired call backs
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 24 April 2018

They are short conductors and hoggers, they are hiring retired guys back
over $400.00 a day if they go to work or not getting paid for stand by.
Cp doing it donít know about cn.  See what you have to look forward to
CSX. Yes itís funny how things get turned around after there terror
campaign.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 24 April 2018

Hogger

You're a dumbass.  An operator is a skilled trade. It can be used
anywhere in the world in any industry.  Takes years to become an
operating engineer.   A locomotive engineer's FRA cert is shit at
best.  I've trained chimps in two days to run a train.  One cannot
intelligently compare the two.

Name: Hiring bonus
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 24 April 2018

If other carriers are offering$25000.00 to hire on, this is the standard
fee they give employees to relocate. And they would pay market price for
your house that was sold. So for a recruiting company that is offering
this relocation fee is a good deal. And they are not going to invest
that money in you, just to fire you on there property. When a carrier
canít move a train because they donít have, qualified crews it cost
them millions. A friend of mine was layed off, received a job with
different carrier, and loves it they treat him like gold. And never did
take recall from the company that layed him off.

Name: Qualified people
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 24 April 2018

Hh created the intimidation game  of firing people to get his way. Foote
doing the same thing. Treating employees like they are the enemy cutting
jobs to get the operating ratio down, mothballing and selling equipment.
And not serving customers and there needs. Employees that are fired or
layed off have options to work for other carriers. You are not moving a
train without the proper certifications. Like cn and cp the people that
where layed off found other work. Lots did not return, they need people
to run the trains yesterday and they donít have crews to do this. The
training of new people takes time,now all of a sudden qualified people
are important again. They will train many but only a portion will stick
it out after getting a taste of rr life. The stock at CSX is not
climbing like they had planned and I feel Hh pr plan is going to be
stale not bullish. If you are a qualified conductor or engineer take
that job at another carrier and donít look back at CSX.

Name: I agree
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 24 April 2018

Foote and the other managers previously from the Canadian railroads have
put us under their same model. CP and CN hiring and recruiting like
crazy. I never thought I would say it but CSX had better really come to
the table and make a serious offer on hourly. Why would we work under
same conditions for alot less money. Just as soon go to another
railroad and work. They need to understand (and even more so now) that
we are about the money now more than ever. Tired of watching them get
what they want without paying for it like they did at the other
railroads.

Name: Hourly Rate?
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 24 April 2018

LC. Email from who? I don't get where all this comes from. More false
posts on hourly. Trying to tease the guys along. We are losing great
experienced people to the other railroads. I think this is just a ploy
to keep people dangling on hopes of not leaving CSX.

Name: Lc
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 24 April 2018

Just received email 4-23.  51.32 has been agreed upon.  Membership will
vote in May for ratification.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 24 April 2018

Certification?  That's a joke.  A conductor or engineer IS NOT A SKILL.
That certification is worthless.

Name: Corrupt UP Unions
E-mail: jmscoop@aol.com
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 23 April 2018

Read Carefully!

Worked undercover with the help of union officers using my alias email,
while receiving all the [reply all] emails from disgruntled TE&Y
employees...Never trust your union officer...a majority of them are
under constant financial hardships, and the carrier will play them like
a fine-tuned piano!

Name: Certification
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 23 April 2018

With what you people are going threw at CSX with Foote cutting so many
jobs to manipulate the numbers. You all have certifications that is the
same as having money in the bank. If you are layed off from CSX. There
are lots of railroads in North America that would love to have you
working for them. Foote is going to pay down the road when they donít
have trained crews to run the trains. Watching that happen here in
Canada. You will go threw some rough times but will overall win the
fight and be more appreciated.

Name: Jasper needs conductors
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 23 April 2018

https://www.tripadvisor.ca/LocationPhotos-g154918-Jasper_Jasper_National_Park_Alberta.html
 work out of jasper this is your back tard

Name: Just a few google many more
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 23 April 2018

https://m.wowjobs.ca/jobs-train+conductor-jobs

Name: Jobs
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 23 April 2018

Be adventurous come work for the railroad here, the province Iím from
there are 100000 fishing lakes. And the same in other provinces, get
your citizenship and your heath care is covered by the goverment. And
then you just by extra insurance if you want. Cn is hiring 2000
trainpeople to start so is cp. and there are smaller railroads hiring.
Hh cut the staff by over 30 percent at each railroad. Now they need
these people back and some. Check it out get away from bad relationship
etc. The summers are great across Canada. The winter harsh at times, but
is a great country to live and work in low crime.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 23 April 2018

Yeah right! 51 bucks an hour? Are you serious, lol! More like 22 an
hour. Don't post carp on here like that. 

This is a company mole trying to make sure more people dont quit. They
know most furloughed employees are not coming back and the pressure is
being felt so this idiot put this on there to help retain employees a
while longer. When May comes there will be a post about some delay in
the negotiations but back pay will be offered. Don't fall for this bs.

Name: WeStop4DoNuts
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 23 April 2018

Hourly rate of $51.32/HR has been negotiated.  Will be released after
1st of May.

Name: Sales pitch
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 22 April 2018

Hh PR railroading is the sales pitch that Hh calls his raid. Foote knows
the script and is going forward with it. They want everyone to believe
that they are creating this mean lean machine that is going to have the
cash flowing in like water coming out of a tap. Recording false train
times dwell times and really it is a smoke screen to sell all the
assets of CSX. Lose many customers and valueable employees .They have
turned managers into useful idiots  to enforce there deceptions.once
they canít sell anything more they will jump ship. The next crew will
have to try and repair all the damage , just like they are doing now at
cn and cp.

Name: Dave
E-mail: dp@powerrail.ca
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 22 April 2018

If any of you are looking to hire on with a Class 1 railway that is
paying a signing bonus please contact us. Conductors and Engineers
required.

Name: HR
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years
Posted: 21 April 2018

NOTICE! 

CSX must face female lawsuit alleging sex and gender disability
discrimination.
For further information google " The Indiana Lawyer" article 37.

Name: Jobs
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 21 April 2018

If your an experienced railroader and your certification is up to date.
You could get a work visa and get a job at any railroad in Canada in a
heart beat. They canít hire people fast enough, because Hh cut so many
jobs here. Ceo creel is sweating now that the stock is in decline and
he has to stop the bulliying now and settle the contract. And the
goverment is in no hurry to force strikers back to work if they strike.
Foote is doing the same thing at CSX. CSX will have to do the same thing
they have to do at cn and cp. CSX is in the cutting and bullying mode
now. I have a good idea how things are going to pan out at CSX. Just
buy watching what they did with us in Canada. A railroader is a
railroader. There are no boarders.

Name: Tricia Conner
E-mail: tconner@excelrail.com
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 21 April 2018

Please let me know if I can help any current or furloughed conductors
seeking immediate employment with a class 1 railroad. Email resume to
tconner@excelrail.com for consideration.  Looking forward to assisting
all that we can.

Name: Car repair
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 21 April 2018

Car repair let them down greater you and do what they want. Hh cut so
many mechanical staff he had managers work there days off repairing
cars to try make up for the cuts. One year after Hh has been gone. They
hired thirty five more carman to meet the demands of maintance. And that
is system wide. They deferred repairs by storing cars to manipulate the
numbers for there quarterly reports. Steel on steel baby they can fix
it now or fix it later. But they know this. Just play the game. We win
in the end. Now in Canada they have to replace all the equipment they
sold. Replace the men they cut. Itís just a big raid for the greedy.

Name: Strike
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 20 April 2018

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/amp/business/article-cp-rail-strike-could-disrupt-passenger-train-service-operators-warn/

Name: Wages
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 20 April 2018

Your pay scale has to expire with present contract first. They canít
introduce it till next contract , I think thatís what they are gearing
up for!

Name: EARS OPEN!
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years
Posted: 20 April 2018

Hourly wages

Just heard yesterday that some officials at the school in Atlanta were
saying that the hourly wages were a done deal and we just don't know
it yet. We all know how rumors are but this came from someone still
involved with the school.  Better be getting up your Local Chairman and
General Chairman's rear and get some straight answers on the
negotiations going on behind your backs!

Name: Strike
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 20 April 2018

http://www.bnn.ca/cp-rail-starts-to-shut-down-operations-as-strike-looms-1.1062501

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 19 April 2018

Be Very carful what you say around your fellow so called union brothers
you might think there like minded but they could very easy be a manager
in the making you never know the best advice on the railroad is trust no
one the railroad is the most cut trout work place I have ever worked at
you think you can trust some one don't be fooled when they become
managers they join the good old boy club and they will do anything to
make a name for them selves but nothing like it is under this mantle
ridge leadership watch your backs and what you say and who you trust
because you never know because I've seen when some one becomes a
manager you mite think there ok at first but they go through the brain
washing and will turn there backs on there old buddies and once in
there is no turning back for them to make a name for theme selves.

Name: Brakeman
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 19 April 2018

Just a thought when Hh was at cn and cp. Management where putting failed
audits on employees file that management fabricated. And never notified
the employee or gave them a copy of failed audit. In one shop the union
found 160 fabricated failed audits attached to peopleís files. The
reason for this they figure is to make it easier to dismiss an
employee. Guys started looking a t there personnel files to see if
information was accurate. The confusion is not by mistake!!!!

Name: !!!!
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years
Posted: 19 April 2018

Surprise!!!!  


Big wig C.O.O  Harris showed up at Avon yard for a surprise visit!  Be
careful everyone!  Sounds like they might be sneaking in the back door!

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

Mr hogger you complain about your conductor. In my day we would cover
for a mate lots had a crisis etc going on. We helped our mates on and
off the job. So many go threw divorce get bad news. And you know it is
hard to get time off work. If it was a repeated practice with the same
guy you take them a side and have the talk on his behaviour. Stick
together people especially now with all the changes.

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

When you take from peter to give to Paul, looks good for awhile. But
with that kind of thinking and formula it comes to a point. Losing half
your customers that generated revenue is not a  good model for cash
flow. Something has to compinsate for that lost revenue. Selling assets
cutting staff etc. But it will come to a head. When mantle canít extract
anymore value from CSX they will move on. Leaving new ceo to restock
equipment men etc. Just like cn and cp are doing now after they where
raided. By Hh and friends

Name: Invest
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 18 April 2018

CSX record profits 

Everyone knows they pad numbers. Everyone knows it all just a scam.
Hiding recrews on long haul freight under switcher tickets has been
going on for years. If the board of directors really wanted to get to
the truth they could. Following trains and documenting the cars
movements and locations along with real departure and arrival times
isn't rocket science. Gps shows the movements and crews could easily
testify what work they did in a court of law.  Now that there are
cameras every where it would be hard to call crew members liars and say
they didn't move a road train under a bogus ticket. 
Fact is its all a scam to get those profitable numbers out there to the
investors and stockholders to keep them happy and the numbers up. They
don't care. They want the returns. They want the stock prices rising. 
All big companies like Csx cook the books. Nothing's going to change
and no one cares. as long as someone is getting rich it's all good.
Joe blow sitting behind his desk at work making a profit doesn't care
how he gets it just as long as he does. Its America! Lie,manipulate and
scam to get rich!

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

Be careful what you wish for hogger, your going to be one man crew
before you know it. Like the saying goes, you donít know what you had
till itís gone.

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

Hogger you sit in your cumphy seat in the cab, itís not as nice as the
lazy boy in your living room. What is your job again, ahead two cars
stop back ten cars stop. Job stress to much for you ?

Name: csx record profit
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 18 April 2018

Yeah right, $650 million profit! I wonder since they just make up
numbers why they didn't say a higher number? We all know they lie
about the numbers. Especially the departure times, dwell times, recrew
rates, velocity, crew availability, and on and on. Very convenient to
make up numbers when YOU DETERMINE THE NUMBERS OFF YOUR OWN MADE UP
METRICS! Anyone who works for CSX knows all these numbers are made up
to sound good to the stockholders but we really know this company is
going downhill fast and its just a matter of time before its scrapped
out and sold to the highest bidder. There is no future CSX, no matter
what numbers they make up. The board of directors should all be fired
and put in jail for allowing this company to be taken over by a hedge
fund. The board of directors are responsible for the best interest and
future of this company. Then again, I know they are being paid off as
well. Proxy votes for the board of directors and shareholder buyback
are due by May 7. DRAIN THE SWAMP!!!!

Name: New tm
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 18 April 2018

I am glad to be with this new team.  It sure is awesome to watch this
company succeed.  The numbers don't lie!

Name: CSX Record Profits
E-mail: corporate@csx.com
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 18 April 2018

Today, after the market closed, CSX reported record profits of over
six hundred fifty million dollars ($650,000,000.00). And it seems that
Hunter Harrison's hand-picked successor was the right choice.

We salute you Mr. Foote...!And now, we'll swallow or pride and drink
all the CSX punch that you can provide!

Name: public eye
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 17 April 2018

CSX CEO and Board of Directors

Its a shame that you just cant see what the rest of us out here do when
we read post on here and we talk to your employees outside of work.
Union agreement violations, stealing money, bogus testing, taking
vacation and personal days away, fatigue from overworked employees
because of man power shortages, injuries from faulty and under
maintained equipment. Problems with your PTC and trip optimizer
programs which are both meant to help with efficiency and the safety of
the employee along with the inability to get a work orders for hours at
a time are just a few things we read about on this site all the time.
Then you have crews who sit for hours on a train waiting for a ride
because someone forgot to order them a ride or just didn't care too.
Forcing people to run on territories without the property training and
pilots as required by the railroads FRA orders and not getting the
proper books and documents that are needed is not acceptable from any
stand point. What has happened to your business? You would think being
a major class 1 railroad and in the public eye on a daily basis you
would take some pride in your company. Many invest in your company.
Many have family members affected by your decisions on a daily basis.
Have you no pride or honor in your company?  It just a sad shame you
don't care about doing the right thing and treating others as you
would expect them to treat you. Follow laws as other are expected to.
Honor written agreements that you signed with officials names on.  
Have you no shame?

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

Yes retired still read the blogs, I still have friends that are close to
retiring and help them with that. And Iím an investor on the stock
market. Lots pull there shares out of company and want to no where to
park there money for good returns. You can be retired and still have a
indirect connection to the railway.

Name: Retired
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 16 April 2018

I retired last year Iím third generation, one family member was killed
on rr. The rr was built on booze, it was not accepted at all when I
started, I had a good career on the rr.we worked in all conditions and
most of the guys helped each other. It was a tight community,and
management treated you with respect. I witnessed all the changes just
before I left. Cameras pulled out of service for next to nothing. If I
had to start now the way it is I wouldnít. I would work else where for
half the money. The generations of the past did have the best years on
the railway. Now itís like a consintration camp. I feel bad for the new
guys that work under the new conditions. Things where suppose to get
better for modern rr but it is more worse than ever. Good luck

Name: Me
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 16 April 2018

Retired Now,

  Funny how most of the Old Heads are gone now where I work, and most
of them said and thought the same way you do. The mentality that only
the old guys could get the job done and they would be missed when they
retired. Well that's not the case, I have 19 1/2 years in and I have
worked with 35-40 year conductors that weren't worth a Fuck and I have
worked with conductors that had 2-3 years in that could work and think
circles around some old heads. Same goes for old and new Engineers, you
either have it or you don't, you know that. Enjoy your Retirement.

Name: Lol
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 16 April 2018

In the event of a strike and management runs the trains at cp, they have
that hurry up get er done attitude. You will see more derailments with
these clowns, maybe ceo creel will go all out and buy managers sleeping
bags and pillows so they can sleep in the cab. Only in Canada you say.
Lol lol

Name: Strike
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 16 April 2018

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/amp/business/article-cp-railway-faces-possible-train-crew-walkout-as-union-members-vote-to/

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

You guys at CSX are now where we where with Hh at cn and cp. itís
contract time look north and see the fucken ceo creel and friends are
going to get. CSX will pay for all there shit to down the road.

Name: Retired Now
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 16 April 2018

What I see & read on this website = none of you could've hacked it in
the days gone by.  Posting anything regarding such is a pure waste of
time - would just be answered with asinine, smart, snotty comments from
persons that have no real clue.  FNGs are the worst.  Plenty of douche
bags that aren't worth minimum wage earning six figures a year or
close complain about taxes & union dues.  Most engineers today
wouldn't make a dimple on a real engineer's butt.  Most conductors
today can't switch a bean out of a bag of noodles without making extra
unnecessary moves, if they can handle that.  Babysat lots of both.  Most
supervisors are a PITA too account very little, if any, experience out
in the field but they have the power to impose discipline.  Yeah, am
well aware of all of today's rules, etc.    Railroading never was &
never will be, for everybody.
Glad to be outta there.

Name: Train crews
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 16 April 2018

My first three years on the rr I was a conductor. It got to me going to
work all hours of the day. And to sit in the same seat for hours on a
end staring at two rails was not for me. I transferred to the
mechanical department. Which was a much better fit for myself. To be a
trainman you have to be cut out for it, but was not for me. Now with
cameras on you must really suck.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 16 April 2018

Federal regulators put CSX rail sale on hold. Just read on Jacksonville
Business Journal

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

I worked rr thirty five years with one injury. All the injuries you have
listed,either your an unsafe worker, or a hypochondriac. Either way with
all your injuries you must of been away more from work than you where on
the job.

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

If your lc is off a lot , he is most likely getting full pay still by
the union, he just has to show heís off on union business. Itís a good
gig!!!!

Name: Engineer 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 16 April 2018

Brothers 

LOCKER CLAIMS....LOCKER CLAIMS.....LOCKER CLAIMS!

Name: Up
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 16 April 2018

the ble lc needed another extended weekend. He's off again.  our lc
marked up late last night went to work and it wasn't a dh.

Name: Loco
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 16 April 2018

XLC 
 
THANKYOU! I'm guessing you are a real ex rep. You addressed both
unions. You pointed out some serious issues and handed out more info
than any of our active reps have done. I looked at the crew and
division messages you talked about and you were right. The engineers
bid card for the INIW IP POOL HAS A DIFFERENT DISCRIPTION for working
limits advertised than the crew/division messages. As far as I'm
concerned the bid cards should trump the messages. We depend on the bid
cards to be right. That's how we make decisions on our bids each week.
The conflict in info is just more crap that is a regular issue with
this circus every day. You got inside people to keep you informed
please keep us in the loop. What the hell is happening with this crap.
Why isn't this issue being addressed with the members. Is the bid
cards what we should trusting to be true or are we supposed to expect
to be blind sided with more changes that are listed in the messages.
This is a frickin joke! Isn't there anyone in the union with a set of
balls that will step in an get some order around here?  This is just an
embarrassing horse and pony show any more.

Name: NEW UP V. PRES
E-mail: csanborn@up.com
Employed as: Conductor, for N/A
Posted: 15 April 2018

UP'S newly hired Western Regional Vice President, is introducing the
idiots in Omaha, as to, what "Precision Railroading" is.
Train crews are quietly elated about common sense railroading without
the benefit of field managers delaying/stopping trains for petty safety
speeches!
The spotlight is now shining on the XO Cameron Scott and his worthless
alter ego, SK Keller (AKA, Dumb and Dumber). They didn't have clue
about basic train scheduling!

Name: Istop4donuts
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 15 April 2018

Up

It sounds like we work on the same sub.  Our LC is about 4ft and he's
a hothead who is marked of constantly.  The utu Lc and Previous Lc mark
off every weekend and threw the week.

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

To the person paying $6500 for training to get a railway job, you can
claim that on you income tax and make that money back in a short time.
A person that goes to a trade school or college for up to four years
pays a hell of a lot more. And when not in school working minimum wage
job to keep paying tuition. I work for the railway, I donít know why
you are looking for sympathy!!  And on the railway you have better job
security than most any other employer. When you have a democratic
goverment that pays for all these people with five kids or more to be
on welfare, the tax payers pay for all the freebies these bums get.
With trump he has saved lots of tax payers money by cutting these bums
off welfare. The middle class people have always paid the bill for the
rich and the poor. Enjoy your life the best way you can pal. Time flys.

Name: Up
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 15 April 2018

well the utu Lc and his bitch (xlc) laid off union again. Those two are
off every weekend union.   The Lc marks off a lot Mon-Thurs too.  and
manages to mark up just in time to catch a deadhead or a mailtrain. 
The Midget that represents the ble is off all the time too. 

Is it like this on other subdivisions?

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

Railroader work crazy hours in all kinds of weather. Most on the job
training is on pay. You have good medical early retirement, and great
pay. And your not in a physically demanding job. i:e walking throwing a
switch applying hand brakes if you struggle with this get wimpy self to
the gym!And company share options. A lot of people that work 9 to 5
both man and women in the house both  work and still donít make what a
single railroader makes. I New a hogger that bitched all the time he
was at work and off the job. Well they ended up firing him with cause.
Now that he works in the real world itís not so great. His exact words
now are he would blow the boss in front of every one to get his hogger
job back. You donít know what you have till itís gone. Most people
learn that the hard way!!!

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

Ha ha I retired with 35 years on the railroad liked my job most of the
time, and made more money than most of the people I know. My point was
you make good money. The more you make the higher the deductions. Buy
so many complain and hate working at the railroad. So if it is to much
resign and work outside the rr for a third of the money.

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

$44000.00 gross $22000.00 in fourteen weeks is great money. Try to earn
that kind of money outside the railroad with just a high school
education. Your pention everything is deducted for your future also.
You are putting in long hours at work,your not roofing or pouring
cement. Put things in perspective. There are lots of people that would
trade you jobs!!!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for N/A
Posted: 15 April 2018

yea. its real easy to make it to a union meeting. i think i will lay off
and get points. i dont have the option of laying off union business. the
only thing i can plan is not being able to make a plan.

Name: TIRED/UNSAFE
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 15 April 2018

Payin the RRBoard people

Just looked at my pay stub. Ive made 44,000 this year so far and have
brought home 22,000.  Less than half what I have made.  Screw this. Ive
been worked into the ground and Im tired as hell.  Think I will file for
FMLA!  Oh, and Im one of the suckers who got their Personal day taken
away from me when they decided they were going to punish us for not
working enough and freeze them until April 7th. Screwed me out of my
little boys birthday party.  Yeah, us railroaders are soooo rich!  Hey
union reps.... what kind of punishment are you going to impose on the
company for screwing with the caps and violating our union agreement.  
Score....Hunter from the grave 1....Unions 0 !

Name: Meetings
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 14 April 2018

There where lots of times I would show up at a union meeting and they
had to cancel it, because there was not enough people. Other than the
reps and two members. You would get a turn out if there was a big issue
looming. That is the way it is now days no one could be bothered. When I
started in 1980 most meetings where standing room only and management
did not want any trouble with the union, I remember about ten years
ago. A manager said when you guys had a union my job was a lot harder,
and now he tells members to get to work, work threw breaks and has no
concern about the union rules. So the lack of interest in your union
gives management free reign with you. Now everyone is spineless, to
busy for meetings or involvement. Rules being broken peoples jobs cut.
And a hand full of reps are suppose to make everything beautiful all
the time. And when the minimum amount of members vote on an issue. The
ones that did not vote seem the most pissed off and blame the union.
You pay union dues to protect your jobs and your future employment. But
if you sit back and watch it all taken away without putting up a fight
and blame everyone else for the outcome. If someone is going to take
away something from me Iím going to make it as hard as I can for them
to do it. And then once the company has made its mind up to sell
everything there is not much anyone can do anyways.

Name: Conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 14 April 2018

Another frickin xlc  
Got to wonder how many of you xlc's are really xlc's.  If you are
then you would know they did away with the safety commitee. At least
they did at my terminal. And why I'm the hell would anyone out their
faith in a union that won't even take the time to let us know what the
hell is going on. The FRA is the best bet in this situation. When the
time comes and I'm thrown in the mess I'll be giving them a call.

Name: Xlc
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 14 April 2018

Xlc there you go again is someone else going to look into it. You have a
health and safety committe call them, you have a phone call fra. There
are lots of branches in your union keep calling. Why would you take the
word of tm or any management. Ask them to show you the bullit on
training. You have the right by law to refuse unsafe work. If someone
told you ya we started jumping off bridges  would you follow. Or ask
questions for your own safety.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 14 April 2018

I worked for this chicken shit company for almost 20 years and one day
my entire craft was laid off and all I got was phone call by a manager
who is one of the laziest who went out of his way to put his work on
others but with my craft laid off they have other crafts doing are work
and some don't have fifth my years of service in and how is that fair
and I'm not alone and the union don't seem to be able or willing to
do anything this was a cleat contract violation but that means nothing
to this company and its managers that went to hunter camp but worst of
all they take on them selves to screw people over to think its going to
make them look important they will get there's in the end.

Name: conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 14 April 2018

XLC

This effected the conductors as well. Im not qualified on both runs and
I was told that a TM said the conductor can be qualified by the
engineer. I know engineers are not allowed to use conductors as pilots.
Just how in the hell is an engineer going to teach me everything on the
job while he's up in the cab and Im on the ground. What are we
supposed to do? Do job briefings and try to discuss every single step
over the radio? This is a frickin safety issue. I also heard that the
company was bulking on a having classes and getting us the rules books
on the foreign line territory we are going to be working on.  This
whole thing was done without any safety consideration for the crews at
all. Has anyone asked the FRA how this is supposed to be handled? How
about the engineers. Have they talked at all on how they plan on
qualifying conductors from the cab?
This is just another stupid move that this company does all the time.
Should have had classes and got foreign line books out to everyone
ahead of time and at least prepared them. Someone needs to give the
foreign line a heads up on whats happening so they can get ready to
help us out with their guys!

Name: Louisville slave
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 14 April 2018

Playing yardmaster, 1 day would not shut up ab the onboard and harassed
ab ot. Then with only 15 min til relief showed up, sent crew back out
to do more work, which couldn't have been done cuz another job was
working in same area and was blocked for 30 min, could have waited 15
min for next shift to come on. Trying to play yardmaster isn't
something he can handle apparently.

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

BLET/UTUE MEMBERS

I just got an email that stated that CSX/CMC did not violate any rules
in regards to notifying the engineers at Avon that there were going to
be changes to the west end pools
.

Per Article 74  of the SSA the CMC has to issue a message stating any
changes in on/off duty points, working limits, rate of pay, etc, Has to
be advertised early enough so that engineers can adjust their bid cards
accordingly.  Since they posted it in the crew management messages that
we can all view at work they claim they have followed the agreement with
no violations.

How many people actually read the crew management messages on a regular
basis.  OK people, its time to get it together. If this is how we are
going to be given a heads up on all the future changes that we are
headed for with the new CEO then we all have to stay on this! 

Another disturbing bit of info I was given was the unions are claiming
they had no idea that this was going down and was a done deal with the
company.   BULL CRAP!  If it was in the messages with the company then
there is no way in hell they wouldn't know. They started adding
messages 4 weeks ago sending hints this was going to happen. Look at
the Job descriptions in the JAD. Look at the crew management messages.
They conflict with each other. One says no days off and the other says
6-2. Other things conflict as well as the rate of pay for the salem
run. No way in hell the Unions don't know this is going on.  If they
say they don't they are blowing smoke up everyone's butts and
treating their own LC'S like they are retarded idiots! That's right!
Retarded. I said it!
The company is supposed to give the Unions a 30 day notice of any
changes they are going to implement in order for both parties to meet
and discuss the issues. If any union official says they didn't know
then they are just lying through their teeth. I don't believe for one
minute that CSX blindsided them and failed to let them know. They might
have done it in a way that left them fumbling in the dark trying to find
it but there is no doubt they did. Posting it on the CMC messages is not
the proper way to notify the unions. If they pulled a stunt like this
then its just plain dirty pool and that is grounds to file charges
against CSX for not negotiating in good faith.  We need some answers.
We need to know why our unions are playing dumb and keeping the LCs out
of the loop. This is bull crap.

In the meantime everyone needs to read the CMC messages everyday and
the minute they see a change they need to notify their GC and their
LC's immediately. No more playing games! The game is on! Stand
together brothers!

Name: Not fooled
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 14 April 2018

Not fooled your a 100 percent right, you reap what you sow. If everyone
put a grievance in on the same rules broken. And maybe it is the same
manager violating the rule. The union has to address it and so does the
company. It might take a while but the paper trail is there. One thing I
found with Hh and his team, they put every little infraction on your
personal file and where even caught making shit up putting on an
employees file. So when you where on the mat you looked like a terrible
employee. Our union randomly checked employees files and found lots of
false information being entered on peopleís files. In one shop they
found 160 entries that where made up and put on employees files. If the
members started putting in grievances as group or individual grievance,
there is a record of it and it will be addressed in time. And it also
shows that the company is not honouring the collective agreement. The
union reps cannot. Take gossip or rumours to an arbitrator. The reps
needs facts on paper to present at these hearings. So help yourself and
other members by filing a grievance. And when the company gets tired of
dealing with grievances maybe they will change there behaviour. But
again to do nothing you will just get more of the same treatment. Itís
your union brothers and sisters. Our guys in Canada never let up on Hh,
at the end of the day he had to deal with the grievances and make the
members whole. It took a while but the union did there job and the
system worked. And Hh was pissed.

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

Notfooled

It sad to say but you are right. I remember when my dad was a member of
a union. Grew up in a house hold of die hard union members. His union
always kept them in the loop and the union reps always had information
posted on their union boards. His legislative reps and international
reps always kept up with him and the workers and made regular visits to
the shop. The unions we have now are so corrupt its not even laughable
anymore. they know the more we know the more power we have as a group.
The more info we have and the better educated we are the better chance
we have of calling them out when something underhanded is going on. In
my dads shop if they caught a union rep horse trading grievances under
the table or dealing with management in a way that would put a member
under the bus they kicked his ass and got him out of office. No room
for that bull crap. No one cares anymore which makes no sense. You work
your ass off out here and give up your family life to pay your money to
a union that acts like they don't have to tell you a damn thing or ask
your opinions. They come up with side letters and make work rule changes
without even getting the members involved. Your right. They do a lot of
shit which is against our rights as union members. The local chairman
don't tell you shit and act like they are in managements pockets. 
The biggest problem of all is that no one puts claims in because they
get denied or it take months to get one settled. What the idiots don't
understand is the claims ARE NOT THEIR TO SUPPLEMENT THEIR INCOME! I get
so sick of hearing them all saying whats the point if you cant get paid.
The claims are their to fine/punish the company for violating our
agreements. They are not their as extra income. Put the damn claims in.
Even if they are denied forward them and keep the paper trail going. You
cant get any abuse stopped if you don't put in the claims and start a
paper trail. If people would stop thinking that the claims are just
another boost to their paychecks and they are really a way to draw
attention to their violations maybe they would put them in. But then
people are so lazy out here and dont care anymore. I put my claims in.
I don't expect to get a dime out of them. I do expect to get answers
from my Union Rep on their progress and expect my money they take to be
spent on keeping me in the loop. My rep thinks Im a pain in the ass but
he took the job and I expect him to do his job. Cant handle the heat
get the hell out of the kitchen!

Name: Louisville slave
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 14 April 2018

Louisville trainmaster/yardmaster john anderson is a dumbass worthless
excuse for a manager. Treats his guys like shit and doesnt need to be
working here

Name: Union canada
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 13 April 2018

I retired just before Hh left, and Hh gave our unions a run for there
money. I was pulled out of service twice under Hh. Union got me back
with back pay. A majority of people fired under Hh where returned to
work with full benefits. Over all I give the unions in Canada an 8 out
of 10. The reps that did not do there jobs where voted out. Attending
union meetings is where I found out the critical information on what
was going on. And our national reps attended local halls and brought us
up to speed on what was going on and we questioned them on everything.
Yes you get the lazy reps. That think they are part of management, but
they donít last long when they are voted back to the field. It sends a
message to the rest of them. I think on some railways there is a lack
of involvement by the members. They only get worked up where changes
where made that they donít like but never bothered voting on. And are
to lazy to read the collective agreement and to lazy to put a grievance
in when the rules are violated. So when you sit back and do nothing ,
you get the same results nothing.

Name: iStop4Donuts
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 13 April 2018

Just received email.  Hourly rate will be set at 23.25/hr.  Have a Nice
Day.

Name: not fooled
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 13 April 2018

Brothers

The writing is on the wall. With the push of a newer super pool at avon
yard without any given notice from any union official including the
LC's as well, we are all going to get screwed and lose all of our
seniority rights and choice of working conditions. Come on people!!!
Wake the hell up. How did anyone find out what was going down. They
read it in the crew management messages on the computers at work. Its
total bullshit that you have to find out anything that they may be up
to by reading the damn company computers. Where the hell is our union
representation. People got screwed over on their bid cards because
there were no real official warnings from anyone that it was a done
deal and was going down. The men who were screwed because they didn't
have their bid cards changed need to file Ethics charges against crew
management and demand a statement from their unions. If the bid cards
still contained the wrong information and no official notification was
sent out that is grounds to file suit. This is just another example of
the total lack of respect for the employees and the inept actions of
the officials at CSX. Why does this crap continue year after year after
year. It has nothing to do with Foote or his  cronies. This has been
going on with this company for the last 20 years. They were a joke the
day they took over conrail. As for the unions we have no one to blame
but ourselves. We have ever right to sue them by federal law. Read the
LMRDA rights for union members in the United states. We close our eyes
and turn away and now we have unions who disrespect us to the point
that we cant even get an answer from them or any notices of changes
that are occurring in the work place. Its just a sad joke anymore. When
the hell is it going to stop! If we all put a hold on our union dues,
you can bet your bottom dollar we would get their attention. That's
the only thing that will work. Hit them in the pocket book. Right now
as far as Im concerned they are stealing us blind and not representing
us to the fullest extent possible. Leaving us in the dark all the time
and relying on the company rumor mill to learn anything is totally
unacceptable! Something has to give and soon!

Name: Last post
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 13 April 2018

Yes I think this last post is the way CSX is going to unfold. Makes a
lot of sense to divide, CSX up for sale to highest bidders. I think
that is why CSX could care  a less about losing so many customers. The
new owners can worry about them. Foote will suck every dollar out of
CSX. Then head back to Canada, just like Hh did in Canada to cn and cp.
It is a bloody shame they can come in and do this to a company, not
giving a shit about employees and there families.

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

Foote will not make it that long. Once everything is sold and cuts are
made. Blood will be in the water and the sharks will come. CSX will
eventually be sold off and gobbled up by the other big boys. Piece by
piece we will become other railroads. Certain corridors will be more
beneficial to some and not others. The ones of us who choose to remain
will be working for some other company. CSX will only be available in
history lessons and books. This model is simply not sustainable over
time. .Just look to CN and CP for proof of this.I personally think that
UP will become the first coast to coast railroad in America along the
Southern portion of the US and then the BNSF and NS will strike a deal
for the Northern portion. Shrinking our size will also shrink our
impact and importance . All about the money. Not hard to show better
efficiency with much lower volume. It ain't rocket science, but to
hear everyone praise them it is like they have discovered something
new. Just a great big Yard Sale. And you can bet everything has a price
tag on it. I leave you with my best piece of advice. PRAY ABOUT
EVERYTHING AND WORRY ABOUT NOTHING!

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

Here is what I think Foote will do he in the next few years cut as many
employees as he can. Then when CSX has skeleton crews,and they all fear
losing there jobs, and there being no resistance, thatís when he will
try and make all the changes. Each contract he will take and take. But
he has to get the remaining employees feeling really vulnerable.

Name: Wages
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 12 April 2018

If you want to find out what CSX is planning to offer you. Go on google
the contract of cn and cp employees that work on the USA side of the
company. Or better yet if you can talk to one of the cn cp guys, they
would be able to give you people some advice. Those people been threw
it all working for Hh for four years.

Name: No doubt 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 12 April 2018

Before signing anything, you better consider how much your livelihood,
your family, spending time with family are worth. Personally I wouldnít
sell my soul for no less than 50 bucks an hour. Once the Railroad has
you then your life is done. 30 years experience talking here. Just what
is your freedom worth?

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

Karma. 
What kind of Moron are you. Do you think for one minute that the
union's are going to let you in on anything. I haven't been able to
get a straight answer from one damn LC in months. One finally came
clean and admitted their being stone walled and just smoke blown up
their ass. Just found out a few hours ago I'm being forced on a supper
pool that was never put in writing with notice to us as a change in  our
union agreement work rules. the engineer bid cards still have separate
pools and did when we updated our cards. They forced assigned guys to
bullshit jobs that didn't have all the pools they combined on their
bid cards. IT'S A TOTAL VIOLATION OF OUR WORKING CONDITIONS, THE JAD
AGREEMENT AND OUR RIGHTS UNDER OUR AGREEMENT AS DUES PAYING MEMBERS.
The union's sold us out and blind sided us. Not one single
notification to all members that they were agreeing with the changes.
This is a violation of our agreement between members and the union. 
So get your head out of your ass. They want you dumb, ignorant and out
of the loop. It makes it easier to come in for the kill. It's gone far
enough. It's time for the members to sue the shit out of the union's
for misrepresentation. We have federal laws that protect us from this
crap. Enough is enough! This is just god damn frickin unbelievable!
Robbing us blind and filling their pockets while treating us like low
class members with no say what do ever.

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

All this talk from the Gossip Queens about the BLE/CSX hourly rate
negotiations.  Does anyone have a internet link, article or letter to
validate these rumors?  Didn't think so, just more B.S. rumors.

Name: Fine print
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 12 April 2018

I retired last year. My advice to all of you Foote is pretty  crafty,
and wants bang for his buck. Any contract CSX puts on the table it will
not be for your benefit. I strongly suggest to look past the $$$$$ signs
and really take the time to read everything including any fine print or
sucker words.

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

LC LOCO 
You think your real cute. Guess what prick,your not. Your just the kind
of trash that causes all of us problems. You stir your shit and get
people in an uproar. You say that joke deal is more than we deserve? It
might be all you deserve because you couldn't get a descent job
anywhere else with that mouth but the rest of us who work hard, sold
our souls out here and have given up any quality of life not only
deserve it but we deserve the right to keep job choices as well.
Seniority is everything out here. Only person who wants all the jobs
combined and all choices taken away are the new cubs who just whine and
cry all the time because their not moving up the ladder as fast as they
want. We all had to do our time. Railroading is not for kissy cry
babies. I don't care if they offer 100 bucks an hour. Being used as a
whiping boy with no job rights or choices is total bull shit. I can
live on my 4500 a half on the job I CHOSE! Shut your pie hole and grow
up or go find a job that wipes your ass for you. The hourly rate WILL
NOT COME WITHOUT JOBS BEING COMBINED OR DRASTICALLY CHANGED! IT'S PART
OF THE DEAL THEY WANT!

Name: SMH
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 12 April 2018

Sounds to me that the SMART Union is being Smart by holding off on
negotiations.. BLET JUMPED TO QUICK ON THIS..!!! makes a Employee
wonder how much of a kick back that they got.. We BLETCHLEY suckers
need to atleast get 46 dollars an hour just to break even at where
we're at now..!!!! You're going to lose big... Sit down and do the
math... 


Name: Lc2
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 12 April 2018

Only the BLET has reached an agreement. The not so SMART is not
negotiating. Just because they reached a deal doesn't mean it will
pass a vote. That's up to the members.

  View This Article

Name: Lc2
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 12 April 2018

Only the BLET has reached an agreement. The not so SMART is not
negotiating. Just because they reached a deal doesn't mean it will
pass a vote. That's up to the members.

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

I'm just messing with you guys.  Our General Chairman are total
complete jokes, but I don't think even they would be stupid enough to
agree to anything lower than $40 per hour. Some of you guys really bit
on this one.

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

That figure is not even worth considering. They better get close to the
CP money if they want the hourly contract. CSX is not being smart.
Stock is not going nowhere. Wall Street is onto them. No value in
cutting a business out of business. They see what is happening with CP
and CN having to scramble to get people. I do not believe there is even
an offer on the table. But if this is accurate. It is a slap in the face
compared to the other carriers these guys came from. We should not value
ourselves any less than the CP employees. The hourly rate is just all
rumors at this point.

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

En 1-10

Give up what rights?   We don't have shit.  You best vote yes. We
can't get a better offer in this political field.  That's more money
than any of us deserve.  The GCs have went above and beyond for us.  I
think they deserve our thanks for all their sleepless nights working on
this deal.  I'm truly grateful for their leadership and all they
selflessly  do.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 11 April 2018

I think LC is full of $h*t who would forfeit all their rights for 5 or 6
dollars an hour ? No more limits all local jobs in a pool so no need for
extra boards no overtime until 10 hours no claims ! Really sounds like a
good deal to me....

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

Are you still trying to bait people with your bull shit post. Keep
trying pal, lol.

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

Just received information today 4-11-18.  The proposed hourly rate of 
$36.45/hr has been agreed upon.  There will be a vote by the membership
sometime in May.  It was a hard fought fight by  our elected
representation.  I'd like to thank each and everyone for their
determination in negotiating such a long past due hourly rate.
All union members should be proud. This is a historic victory.

Name: Hourly Rate?
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 11 April 2018

Where is the information on hourly rate coming from? This is becoming
one of our biggest obstacles is trying to shift through all the rumors.
Please only post what is truely informative. Like where is this
information coming from. I know that we will not be notified until an
agreement is reached and then look to vote. But just speculative
posting is what gets all the guys worked up. And now this will spread
so fast and only to have no real information.

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

At CSX this is only year one of Mantle and Foote. They are just getting
started with the cuts they will be cutting for the next three years.
Word of advice , that new truck you want to buy donít do it. Better
keep any savings you have in the bank. Rainy days are coming with this
bunch Foote and mantle. You havenít seen nothing yet.

Name: Cuts
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 11 April 2018

Well the norm for cutting jobs with these guys is 1/3 of employees that
is what they did in Canada. Now that Hh is gone from Canada they Re
hiring people back like crazy. At CSX they will keep cutting till the
operating ratio is under sixty percent. They donít care if CSX can run
properly or if they lose more customers. It is to get the share price
up for mantle ridge. It is legal robbery of CSX. Just like they did in
Canada. Cn cp have to spent millions on locos and other equipment that
was sold off. It will get a lot worse at CSX before it gets better.
Read on what they did to cn and cp that is what your going to see at
CSX.

Name: Retire 55
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 11 April 2018

One thing about the railways in Canada, we retire at 55 if you have a
total of 85 points. Age and years of service together have to be 85. I
started at age 20 and retired at age 55. My pention fully paid, 35
years,I could of stayed longer but then you are working for nothing. It
is great to have to pay into a defined pention plan. Iím sitting at home
getting checks where a lot of people put nothing away and depend on
goverment pention at 65 which is poverty level. Itís funny your union
in USA has not negotiated retirement at 55.

Name: iStop4donuts
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 11 April 2018

Thanks, I needed another dip shit to tell me not to believe the post on
here.   I come on here and read this non-sense for deviant
entertainment purposes only.  It's mind blowing how stupid the men I
work with are. If there is ever an hourly rate and someone ends up on
the street.  BIG DEAL!!!  If I end up on the street.  BIG DEAL!!!

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

ISTOP4DONUTS

And you know of this information how?  Have you seen any approval
letters or inside emails? You going on rumors or did someone in upper
management confirm this with you. If so then who was it? Come clean if
you have some kind of inside information! How would you know anything
about the hourly rate discussions and what is on Foote's desk!

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

The post on hourly rate, says $. 1800.00 more for doing same job.
Someone is just trying to bait you on here. Do you think CSX is going $
to give you $1800.00 more than you already get because they like you.
Wait till the bullitin is posted before you believe anything.

Name: Istop4donuts
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 11 April 2018

Hourly

It wasn't a week ago someone posted how the unions put a stop to all
the hourly rate rumors.  Now it's on Foote's desk for approval. 

No one cares about the new hire getting laid off.  If we can make a
lirttle more screw them.

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

Just as I was retiring they put cameras in our shop. The guys use to
hussle get there  work completed and go for a smoke break. So now with
the cameras the people go by the book to the letter. The company hates
it because they are finding more defects than what the equipment came
in for. And the repaired  numbers have dropped, and hours worked on
equipment is way up. Sometimes a company does not know when they have a
good thing going for it. New age railroading now I told some of the new
hires how good it use to be and it was a pleasure to come to work. Now
they just want to treat people like robots and find fault. It sure is a
shitty way to treat employees. That is why employees have no loyalty to
companies anymore They get back what they give,

Name: Hourly Rate
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 11 April 2018

Well this just in,

The BLET has reached an agreement on hourly rate. No details yet, but
it is on footes desk for approval. After he signs then it will go up
for a vote. Guys, please think about the implications an your fellow
junior co-workers before you vote. Yes, you will earn an average of
more than 1800.00 above what you make now a half but think of all the
little people before you vote. It's not just about you.....

Name: Signal Shop Employee
E-mail: No way
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for N/A
Posted: 10 April 2018

Oh my were to begin. I only hope other shop employees see this and
contribute. But as the lead in says, I hope my more literate and not
some of my complete idiot coworkers join in.  

1st. Field guys think we have it made. In some ways yes, we are
spoiled. We're home every night. We aren't on call. In other ways and
I hope the field guys take this to heart, we are screwed. We are stuck,
most of us cant bid out. Its like being in jail. We have 2 managers
running around watching us and nitpicking us. Please take note of this,
when we get nitpicked it really goes over and above what the situation
calls for. Example, we had a guy scratch his poor finger with a
screwdriver bit. 1st reportable injury in 25+ years. We all suffered on
account of this one dickless wonder. None of the rest of us would think
about turning in a sissy injury, but it didn't matter. Instead of
thanking the rest of us we had to sit and listen to rants. We got
useless training. We got more ranting.  

2nd. Speaking of managers. Ours has some mental health issues. No joke.
No exageration. The guy is egotistical and childish That is the good
side. The bad side? He is off the charts nuts when ever he feels any
job pressure. Temper fits have been observed. When ever a guy pisses
him off he asks the foreman all the pertinent questions trying to get
the guy with something. Our clerks have a great HR claim, if any of
them grow a set and start calling on him. 

3rd. Our material/assistant manager. This poor guy has no authority. As
a material manager he cant change pricing. He is totally dependent on
our procurement people. 2 guys, a clerk and a foreman were told to stop
contacting procurement. The reason being if they contacted them the
people in procurement would start wondering why we needed a material
manager. They were told that we had to justify our material managers
job. 

4th. Morale? The only people working in the shop that claims to love it
right now are butt sucking fakey types or complete idiots. Today is
4-10-18, in one building 3 guys are actively looking for a new company
to work for. 1 has a job offer. 2nd is applying with Norfolk Southern.
3rd could work for the Ports.

The Signal Shop is not the wonderful place the field guys immagine. Now
we have cameras, 1st was all over outside. Next we're getting cameras
inside. Couple that with managers up your A%% all the time. Some might
say, if your in your work area doing what your supposed to be doing you
don't have anything to worry about. Yeah, OK but when you have a
manager that looks for anything he can to F**ck with his employees it
doesn't matter.

The shop has become the Savannah Correctional Facility. The work
atmosphere is toxic. I used to care. Now I show up for work and watch
the clock counting down the minutes until I can go home. Each day I
come to work I wonder what kind of BS will come up before the day is
done. The foreman in one building hates his job and isnt shy about
saying it. Another foreman is retiring soon, sooner than he wanted to
earlier. God bless cameras.

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

A co worker was laid off his home terminal went and worked at another
terminal then was laid off there. He found out that a junior employee
was called back in his home terminal. He put a grievance in because the
company would not correct the mistake. He sat at home for nine months
before getting called back. His grievance went to arbitration  and he
received full back pay. The company was in a clear violation of the
collective agreement. So when they say go away and shut up put a
grievance in and keep a copy for yourself. If the company is wrong the
arbitrator will rule in your favour and make you whole. If you do
nothing you will get the same results nothing. That is how I bitch I
put grievance in and ask the lc all the time how it is progressing.

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

Yes I hear you went threw it, gets frustrating. I put in a grievance
every time I got screwed left a paper trail and stayed on the union
rep. To see how my grievance was progressing. I found you have to work
with the tools you have. And if everyone put a grievance in for the
same things they the company would soon get the message. But there are
so many that donít. That is why the company keeps dining it. They know
most employees will let it slide. So they smile and keep doing it.
There are other ways also to recoup your money slow down. But people
want to get home so bad they take all the short cuts and again screw
themselfs. There is a price to pay when a person is lazy and canít take
ten minutes to fill out a grievance, it is very easy to do.

Name: Istop4donuts
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 10 April 2018

Blah blah blah.

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

All my years on the railroad there was two kinds of people. The people
that complained about everything they complained about everything at
work and would phone the wife and belittle her. And would try to drag
everyone around them into there negative fog. Lots of these guys ended
up divorced and did not live long after retirement. Then there where
the guys that woke up and where thankfully to just being alive having a
good paying job healthy kids, and would call his wife and talked nice to
her. In a lot of cases when your negative all the time it affects your
health over time. The person with the positive attitude felt a lot
better most of the time. Attracted people around them because they
where not a threat.  It is up to you how you want to move threw life.
Life is a hard teacher, you donít have to make it harder on yourself
and others around you. There is lots going on at CSX you will get threw
it. Most of us have, the pay is good the work not that hard. When you
let Foote and gang get you down they win. Go to work and smile when
they get on your case put your time in and thatís all you are required
to do. Have a good day.

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

There has been concern about shortage of staff, and crews been worked at
up. Big deal CSX can only work you so many hours per week. If they are
short staff that is CSX problem to worry about. The planners make a lot
more money than you do to plan train runs. Just go to work when it is
your turn then go home after your time is up. Itís not that hard to
figure out, and if they are short crews it makes your job more secure
and less of a chance to fire you. Who cares if there are crews working
else where it does not affect you, maybe you can pick up some overtime.
Look at the positive not the negative all the time.

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

In my 35 years the best managers where the problem solvers.  If a person
screwed up sometimes the union and manager could make a deal where
employee admitted fault sent home for a week with out pay. No
investigation nothing put on file. The employee took his lumps everyone
else got the message. And a lot of money was saved on investigation and
arbitration. In the long run it was a win for the company and union,
and employee learnt his lesson. Now the company wants to grand stand
and show there muscles at a big expense, and the outcome is usually the
same. But the man with the gold makes the rules. There is a lot of
wasted resources dishing out punishment. There is easy way and hard way
to do things.

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

Yes you are right people are lazy. We live in a place now where every
one what fast fix someone else has to make it right. I had no problem
calling lc at 3am when I worked midnights. I called every night all
hour till I was given my answers to a issue. When he did his job he
finally got some peace and was able to sleep. On changes to the
collective agreement amendments are in the back of the book. And yes
there is a grey area on some of the language in the collective
agreement. That is why an abitration has to hash it out between company
and union. I donít know why the union leaves sucker words in the
contracted. And when you go for statements because they want to fire
you. Itís a good thing when you have a rep that knows his stuff. And
yes sometimes a rep. Has to make a sweet heart deal with the company to
save a persons job. Give and take is good if they can work stuff out in
house. Like Hh Foote is about share holders and himself, bottom line.
Knowledge is power.

Name: ???
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 10 April 2018

UP Roseville

CSX upper management is claiming that everyone has been called back
across the system. Many chose not to come back or never returned the
calls. So how are you working with the so called cut back employees?
How about putting a list of some of their names on here. They cant
screw with you on this site and you wont get in any trouble for doing
it. We would all like to know who these guys are since no one was
supposed to be furloughed any more. How did these guy get the jobs if
they weren't furloughed? If they chose not to come back to csx they
cant be borrowed out. Are you sure they weren't offered jobs by the UP
because they were already trained and the UP saw a chance to take on
guys with previous training and bypass sending them through UP
training. A lot of unanswered questions here. If they are doing this
than I would love to sign on board as a "borrowed out" employee with
the money that you guys make. What gives with this!!! WE are so short
handed it isn't funny but yet CSX is giving you our guys and running
us ragged into the hole.  I smell a pay off!  Something is going down
between the UP and CSX!  Money is changing hands somewhere!

Name: sick out
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 10 April 2018

Sick out. Sick out. Sick out.

Name: Books
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 09 April 2018

Holy shit canít you people read, every contract you get a copy of the
collective agreement. Canít you take five minutes to read a rule in the
collective agreement. Everything is a guessing game. Then it goes back
and forth from person to person who donít know what they are talking 
about. With the way they want to fire everyone you think you would of
read it from cover to cover. And then when you assume some thing and
get fired you blame the union. To many lunch room lawyers!

Name: Hugh Jorgan
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 09 April 2018

So where are u knuckleheads buying stock at a 15% discount?  I thought
that went out years ago...I would surely like to get a buy like
that...I suspect someone don't know what they are talking about. 
Please advise how I can get such a bargain.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 09 April 2018

Everyone in the company is supposed to take HOS training on computer. I
just completed mine and you have to be able to determine when someone
can be called to pass. You cannot be disturbed at all for 10 hours!

Name: Corp
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years
Posted: 09 April 2018

FRA  
You stated in your post that it was unethical for the compnay to demand
a crew to shorten their rest period to show up at work on their rest.
That comment alone should answer any questions as to whether it is
legal. If it is unethical it is a violation of the companies ethics
policy. If the crew callers call a person at home before they have  
Their required hours of rest it is considered as disturbed. Undisturbed
means UNDISTURBED. No where is it stated that it is limited to a phone
call only. If a company ordered transportation vehicle shows up at
their hotel before the crew is rested and the crew is ordered to be in
it and under the orders of the compnay before they are rested that is
disturbed. If a crew is ordered to be at the away terminal on their
rest they must be picked up before their rest to be their on time. The
real question here should be why is this happening to begin with? What
is the real purpose for the development of the FRA 10 hours of
undisturbed rest law. There seems to be a serious issue developing here
and needs to be addressed. Crews need their rest. Safety comes first.
Fatigue is dangerous. Management can not be allowed to take advantage
of any loop holes that pose a threat to safety.

Name: Threatened me!
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 08 April 2018

Crews/legal rest
 If you are at your away from home terminal and you are ordered to show
up on your rest your 10 hours rest is not being observed correctly. If a
wagon picks  you up at your hotel it normally arrives a half hour before
your ON DUTY TIME so you can stop for food. If you are ordered to show
up on your rest the wagon must be there before your legal 10 hours are
observed. You therefore are doing service for the company before your
10 hours are observed. You have every right to go to your hotel room
and sleep a full 10 hours of you legal undisturbed rest if chose to.
You are not required to give up any of your rest time early to
accomodate travel time. They tried this last year in the Chicago
division and the FRA got involved because several crew members made it
clear they would be getting in their transportation after they slept
their 10 hours. They threatened to charge them with being late. This is
bullshit and management was ordered to stop! The rules are different for
assigned locals or jobs that have designated start times  and jobs are
being held when crews worked late and they have no one on xbds to fill
the. You get a 2 hour call after you are rested. The FRA sided with us!

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

conductor 

I crushed a disk in my back over 10 years ago while on duty.   That's
why I have fmla.   Also Trainmaster charged me for not reporting
accident in a timely matter.  Fuck CSX and all you company bitches.

Name: Fra
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 08 April 2018

LC

While it may be a bit unethical, it is NOT a violation of the hours of
service. It is no different than being on a regular assignment and
showing up in 10 hours as long as your informed prior to marking off
and you observe 10 hours of UNDISTURBED REST.

Name: LC
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 08 April 2018

All union brothers 

It has been brought to the attention of the FRA as well as the
appropriate union officers that managers (chiefs, Tm's, etc.) Have
been instructing road crews at their away from home terminals to show
up at their outbound yards on their rest.
This a serious violation of the FRA LAW allowing 10 hours of
undisturbed rest. You are allowed 10 hours. PERIOD! Some in management
are arguing that it is your choice what you do during your rest period
and if you chose to come in when you are rested it is perfectly legal.
We assure you it is not perfectly legal for anyone in management to
suggest,intimidate or make anyone feel they must prepare and come to
work before they are called after rested and show up in exactly 10
hours. FRA rest IS NOT 8 FOR 10! Man power shortages and a severe
problem with trains running late has put management under the gun and
desperate to catch up. DO NOT show up on your rest. There is a proper
calling procedure and must be used.  If you are ordered by anyone in
management to show up at your home terminal or your away from home
terminal on your rest, immediately  call your FRA hours of service
officer and your operating rules officer. This can not be tolerated. 10
hours undisturbed means just that. Undisturbed with a right to report in
2 hours.

Name: Tony D
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 08 April 2018

Seriously!  Grown ass men marking off on the weekends fmla.  Go to work
and provide for your family and pay your credit cards off.  Losers

Name: Healthy
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 08 April 2018

For the love of God, can't you guys just come to work or answer the
phone when it's your turn to work.  I'm so tired of hearing your
whining about fmla and how you need to mark off 3 times a week because
your pussy hurts. Ask your wife what will happen to her if she calls in
3 times a week at waffle house.

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

Little birdie,

The 25,000.00 limit on stock is only applied to the EMPLOYEE STOCK
PURCHASE PLAN offered through an employer benefit .  It has nothing to
do with how much stock you can acquire in a calender year.  Either
educate yourself or fly away.......

Name: Long rail 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 07 April 2018

How Does a Fitness-For-Duty Certification Work in Practice?



CSX system notice does not apply to Fmla.  It would be in direct
violation of Fmla.    Can only be requested if it's a reasonable
safety concern and even then it can only be requested ever 30 days in
conjunction with a layoff. 


When an employer uses a fitness-for-duty certification as part of the
FMLA process, it is
 the responsibility of the employee to complete the certification
before being able to return to work after FMLA leave. In practice, that
means that as long as the employer has followed the regulations, the
employer has the right to deny the employee the ability to return to
work until the fitness-for-duty certification has been completed and
submitted. If an employee refuses to do so and does not request
additional FMLA leave, he or she may lose the right to job
reinstatement. (However, note that an employer cannot delay
reinstatement while awaiting clarification or authentication from the
healthcare provider.)

There are several other considerations as well:

Much like the original medical certification, the employer may only
contact the healthcare provider for clarification or authentication of
the informationóNOT to obtain additional information.
Unlike the original medical certification, no second or third opinions
can be requested for fitness-for-duty certifications.
Fitness-for-duty certifications are allowed for intermittent FMLA leave
only if there are reasonable safety concerns related to the employeeís
return from each absence. Even in such cases, this certification can be
required only once every 30 days.

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

Want to Know why CSX is scrutinizing Fmla?   Look no further than their
newest CEO.   Foote is an attorney he thinks he can manipulate the
laws.   This pos will push every law and agreement to the edge.   We
haven't seen half the shit him and his  bitches are going to throw at
us.

Name: Foote law breaker?
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 07 April 2018

Foote being in the USA I believe on a work visa. He makes a lot of
decisions that can impact the USA. With job cuts pushing men not
maintaining infrastructure of the railway system. He is liable and
responsible and systems fail because of his cuts. Like the environment
damage from a decision he has made. He should be charged put in jail
then deported back to Canada. This sueing train crews is just a smoke
screen from what is really going on with railway cut backs. Taking tax
payers money for public safety upgrades and using it for other means.
Foote is causing all the problems that are happening at CSX. But wants
to pass the buck to who or what ever he can. There has to be more
whistle blowers to get every ones attention and make, corporate
criminals pay for there crimes.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 07 April 2018

We need to be making about $250,000/ year if this sort of bullshit is
possible.

https://www.ble-t.org/pr/news/headline.asp?id=50843



FMLA retaliation by  CSX.  Everyone be sure to read the new notice
effective 4-9-18


I for one will be getting FMLA on a a family member.   So this sort of
bullshit won't apply.

I

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

crews!!  READ THE NOTICE effective on the 9th

No attendance policy for returning to work is to vague and does not
explain what a significant illness is considered. According to policy
you only have to be hospitalized just one day and you cant come back to
work until you submit md-3 form and get approval from the csx medical
department, Jesus! that could take weeks. spend one day in the hospital
and get released that night and they want an MD-3 form? What the hell.
what if your just in for a day because you have bad cramps and they
want to keep you for test. Once they admit you then you have
technically been hospitalized. This is just pure retaliation for the
FMAL scandal going on right now. Looks like we better start getting up
our unions asses to get this clarified or get together as a class group
and go see the lawyers who handle this kind of harassment and treatment
for having a single day SIGNIFICANT ILLNESS.

Name: NOTSURPRISED
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 07 April 2018

FMLA RETALIATION

OK CREWS! Bet you didn't read the latest notice that is effective on
the 9th of April. Well you better read it. CSX is getting down to the
nitty gritty and get even with those who are suing csx. There is no
doubt that this notice was created because of the FMAL scandal.

EMPLOYEES WHO ARE RETURNING TO WORK FOLLOWING TREATMENT FOR A
SIGNIFICANT ILLNESS OR INJURY REQUIRING HOSPITALIZATION OR SURGICAL
INTERVENTION MUST SUBMIT AN MD-3 COMPLETED....BLAH BLAH BLAH AND BE
CLEARED BY THE CSX MEDICAL DEPARTMENT TO RETURN TO WORK. iNCLUDES ALL
ABSENCES REQUIRING HOSPITILIZATION OR SURGERY AND IS NOT....HERE IS THE
KICKER.......DEPENDENT ON HOW MANY DAYS THE EMPLOYEE IS OFF WORK. WITH
IT WORDED THIS WAY, ONE SINGLE DAY COULD PUT YOU UNDER THE ENFORCEMENT
OF THIS NEW POLICY.
TALKED TO LOCAL CHAIRMAN THIS MORNING AND HE DIDNT KNOW A THING ABOUT
IT BECAUSE HE DOESNT READ NOTICES. TOLD HIM TO GET OFF HIS ASS AND READ
IT AND GET WITH THE UNIONS ON GETTING THIS CLARIFIED.
WHAT IS SIGNIFICANT? WHAT LEVEL OR DEGEREE OF ILLNESS DOES THIS
ENVOLVE.
SAY YOU DEADHEAD HOME FROM TRAIN AND STOP AT TACO BELL TO EAT. AT
MIDNIGHT YOU WAKE UP DEATHLY SICK AS A DOG AND GO TO THE HOSPITAL . SAY
ITS MIDNIGHT. YOU FIND OUT AT THE EMERGENCY ROOM YOU MIGHT HAVE FOOD
POISIONING BUT THEY DONT KNOW FOR SURE AND WANT TO ADMIT YOU AND RUN
SOME TEST. YOU MARK OFF SICK. THEY FIND OUT THATS WHAT IS WAS AND
RELEASE YOU IN THE AFTERNOON. YOU WERE NOW HOSPITILIZED . NOW YOU CANT
COME BACK TO WORK IF YOU DO NOT SUBMIT THIS FORM AND GET CLEARED BY THE
CSX MEDICAL DEPARTMENT. 
SO WHAT DO YOU DO? YOU DONT TELL THEM AND YOU EAT THE POINTS. YOU KEEP
YOUR MOUTH SHUT BECASUE IT MAY TAKE A WEEK FOR THE CSX MEDICAL
DEPARTMENT TO CLEAR YOU. WE ALL KNOW HOW THE RED TAPE IS WITH THIS
COMPANY.
TALK TO YOUR LC'S IMMEDIATELY. DEMAND THEY GET THIS CLARIFIED. IF THE
COMPANY FINDS OUT YOU WERE HOSPITILIZED AND YOU DIDNT FOLLOW THE
INSTRUCTIONS OF THIS NEW POLICY IT STATES YOU WILL BE CHARGED. 
ITS GETTING DEEP AND MOST LIKELY WILL GET WORSE AS TIME GOES ON.

Name: Been there 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 07 April 2018

Tired 
You think that email means anything. Maybe they just want you to think
they arent talking. Seen a blind side by the union's numerous times.
Started rumors just to see how members would react before they signed
away our rights to vote no. Like the side letters that suddenly appear
out of no where changing your claim codes and rules. Your nuts if you
keep your eyes and ears closed!

Name: Foote
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 07 April 2018

I wonder how low Foote has to take the stock price before he is fired or
packs it in ?

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

So glad the unions finally put something out officially squashing all
the hourly rate rumors. Tired of hearing you guys pushing your agendas.
The blet was the only one who entered negotiations last year and that
was a failure. The smart utu never was approached. RIP HOURLY RATE, RIP

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

CSX starting to sell track to recoup the money they gave Hh. Foote must
have a complex for the peanuts they are paying him compared to Hh. This
management from Foote down could not organize a drunk in a liquor store.

Name: MGR
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 06 April 2018

NS is suing train crews that derail trains now. Bet these hedgefund
bastards get a fresh idea. Be careful boys.

Name: Board of directors morons
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 06 April 2018

That was a good pay check for nine months work for Hh. Just goes to show
you how incompatant the board of directors are.csx pays very small
dividen, it is just one big sell off of company assets with hope of
propping the stock up. As an investor I would not touch CSX. And if you
are an investor I would be really nervous any gains from the Hh hipe
could go up in smoke at the blink of an eye.

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

https://www.bizjournals.com/jacksonville/news/2018/04/06/csx-in-process-of-selling-two-southeast-rail-lines.html
   Selling more of CSX track

Name: GJW
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 06 April 2018

I worked as a Bridge Tender and was promised to be able to transfer to
Transportation, as I worked in various positions with northern
railroad. Never happened.
January, 2001, I saved Buffalo Bluff railroad bridge from total
destruction by fire, saving as I was told around 20 million dollars. I
didn't even get a savings bond! I developed DVTs, and was not allowed
to work due to bleeding out, if injured. No offer to desk job or
anything. I had almost 9 years with CSX.
I'm leaving out a lot of details due to space allowed.

I was dismissed for absenteeism even though CSX held me off my job. My
union, BMW, Jim Knight, General Chairman, Labor Relations, Jim Kennedy,
who admitted, I shouldn't be dismissed, but wouldn't do anything to
risk his retirement. Sold out!

Name: NOTFOOLED
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 05 April 2018

Alert!!!!!  Investor scam

Jesus! Do you people not see what is happening here. Why in the hell
would CSX let the UP "borrow" out our furloughed men when we have
VP's at the yards trying to figure out how to get the dead trains in
with no power and the man power shortage at an all time low right now.
Think about it people. They are using our furloughed men like stock
options. They are LOANING THEM OUT!  It makes no sense to let our
people go work for another railroad to help them out when we need them
ourselves unless they are making a killing off the "loan" the UP
agreed to. These guys have no idea they are being used as an investment
for profit. Yeah the money looks good and its nice to be back to work
but at what cost to your dignity. They are getting money and there is
no doubt about it. Just like the government grants they got for all the
military men they recruited to fill the seats at the school that ended
up costing a bloody fortune and now is basically shut down and a tax
write off. BUSINESS LOSS! The loan is good for 120 days then what. Will
the money the UP pays CSX be enough to cover whatever scheme they have
up their sleeves??? Funny if the guys decide to take an offer from the
UP and stay on board with them. Good for them. The pay is a hell of a
lot better!

Name: Sloppy board of directors
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 05 April 2018

As an investor and retired RR the word was all ready out at cp that Hh
was the walking dead. We where told Hh need help walking many times.
The fast weight loss was another sign he was not long for this world.
But the board of directors could not notice this with Hh. And to tell
me none of them heard the rumours about his health. The average worker
at cprail new. Maybe they just turned a blind eye. The board went
against CSX hiring policy they did not do there do diligence. And just
to look at Hh you did not have to be a doctor to see he was on his way
out. But they hired him and gave him the big pay package. Well ever
since then it seems it is just a free for all at CSX. Management is
winging it. For the last year CSX is loosing all the customers. But
investors are told we are still rolling out in the Hh pr plan. But no
results of any benefit to the company customers or employees. Like
myself investors have lost there patients with investing in CSX. The
stock is stagnant and no signs of future improvements. I think once
investors start bailing out of CSX the stock will go below what it was
before Hh took over. Buyer beware with this stock. Iím glad I did not
buy this stock and fall for all the Hh hipe. Foote and his team are
just buying time,and are incompetent managers. I canít wait to see how
this is going to play out.

Name: Canada
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 04 April 2018

CSX is doing the same thing with cuts they did at cn. And cp. employees
treated like shit for five years. Now that the senate passed bill c-49
they get fined by the goverment  for not meeting grain shipments. If
you have four limbs they are hiring you cn 2000 people to start in the
running trades cp same deal.  After Foote and mantle are long gone the
very same thing will happen to CSX. And they will kiss your ass like
never before. And the prick managers that think they are a big deal now
will act like timid school girls, once the big bad wolve is gone. Ya
just hang in there people and watch the gong show. You will once again
become valuable employees.

Name: Straight cash
E-mail: Mudtunnel.com
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 04 April 2018

Up is borrowing laid off CSX train personel..4k a pay guar..200$ a day
bonus..35$ a day per diem..wish I could be laid off..word around the
campfire is borrow outs making 8k a pay.. we r lucky to get a lunch
violation around this shit hole..show me the money ..any new talks
about the hourly..we get our shit pushed in for 3k a half..

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 04 April 2018

Gotta love it even more when a TM shows up after all the hassles
& work are done - then wants to accuse you of just screwing around.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 04 April 2018

Cleveland Ohio!!! What do you call a guy that calls in and valenteers to
take a Remote control down a mainline to do work? Picks up an engine and
service a customer,20 miles away from his yard.....

Name: Crossing safety
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 04 April 2018

I have to disagree with the conductor that crossing only for public
safety. A semi truck and trailer breached the crossing truck was hit by
train and sent conductor to hospital yesterday.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 04 April 2018

I love when you're having problems and the TM shows up.   Now you have
a 3rd person just in the way slowing progress up.   In 25 years I can
only recall twice a TM helped in any way.  And all they did was give
the conductor a ride to the head end.   All TMs need to be fired.  We
don't need them.

Name: Co
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for N/A
Posted: 03 April 2018

Great lakes 
Watch out! Get ready to be blindsided with new working rules. That's
why your union has been so quiet. You didn't think they've been
sitting around twittling their thumbs have you? Poor ignorant fools.
Even the LC are in the dark!  Lol!

Name: Retired call backs
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 03 April 2018

Here is what CSX has to look forward to. Hh cut so deep at cn cp. they
canít hire and train people fast enough. Retired train crews x-managers
called back to run a unit/ trains paying these guy 400.00 a day if they
need them or not getting paid just to be on stand buy. The employees
have some value now that scumbag HH is gone. Once they get rid of creel
ceo Minnie me Hh   Things should get back to better working conditions.
So CSX guys donít get frustrated and quite. You will out last these 
pricks in management and get back the respect you deserve. Stick it
out.

Name: Equipment
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 03 April 2018

CSX sells off power, now there good power is breaking down and being
pushed, to the limit-because of power shortage and repairs being
deferred. But the repairs of equipment can only be deferred so long
that it becomes unsafe and inoperable. Lay off people that repair them
donít stock parts that are needed to fix them. Crews timing out because
of limited speeds. Tracks and infrastructure being ignored. Yes they
save money, but when the shit hits the fan there is no savings costs
company more in the long run. But as long as they can make the numbers
for the quarter thatís all that matters to the management. The bad
orders pile up the track does not get attention etc. Will end up in a
derailment no money saved there. The longer CSX operates like this the
deeper the hole they dig. Steel wearing on steel is a reality for all
railroads. And if you do not stay on top of the maintance it spells
doom and gloom. There is no way other than neglect to get out of
maintance. Be careful out there people, your safety concerns are the
last thing on CSX managements mind. There agenda is to fill the pot of
gold and run with it. Cover your own ass and watch out for your mates.
Good luck.

Name: Union canada
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 03 April 2018

The unions at cp we put grievances in for all violations. They went to
abitration and 87 percent where won. Hh refused to pay but he had no
choice. One person was reinstated back to work threw abitration. Hh did
not like the decision said he was taking it to Supreme Court never
happened. Taking these cases to arbitration is expensive for union and
company. But when the company keeps losing cases, because it is clear
to everyone they are just bullies. Itís bad PR. Hunter lik d to
intimidate to send a message but end d up paying cash back to people
affected. That was the part he did not like. They started making shit
up and putting in an employees file so they could use down the road. I
would check your personal file every once in a while to see if this is
the case with you. Union gave priority to people fired and pulled out
of service. The other stuff was secondary. Once a grievance is
submitted to the union they own it, but they have a duty to take people
fired to abitration to fight for persons job. There are grievances with
low priority but they will in time address them. Rome was not built in
a day, all this bullshit the company is doing is going to bite them
down the road. Tit for tat!!!!

Name: Canadian
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 03 April 2018

CSX CREWS

Union busting was HH biggest game. He got his rocks off violating the
hell out of union contracts and creating turmoil out there for
everyone. Everyone is going to feel his wrath from the grave through
his little me Foote. One thing we figured out was he created so much
work for the unions. All unions. Anyone who was a union member of any
craft. They got so bogged down with claims they finally would throw
their hands up in the air and ask what it is that the carrier wanted
that would make them back the hell off with the violations. they would
stall and postpone talking to our unions on purpose. Out right union
busting. The unions would end up giving in and trading crap off just to
get out from under the workload. I don't know about union laws in the
US but I would think you would have grounds to go after Foote if he
starts the same crap with CSX. This is outright sabotage. Plain and
simple dirty underhanded ball game.

Name: DB (UP) Foley 
E-mail: dumbfoley@up.com
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 03 April 2018

We appreciate your business, so keep harassing the hands that feeds you

and the other corporate scumbags!

Name: Traffic
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 02 April 2018

Ya tm tm got the Hh speech to do extra work, not having feet up on the
desk. It makes them feel warm and fussy inside. Donít worry they will
tell there bosses how much extra effort they put in to get things
moving faster. I checked status of CSX stock again it is flat. Not move
up any time soon, and future prediction of CSX is bearish. Every other
railway canít keep up lots of business, with increased car loads up
each month. CSX car load down each month. I donít think Foote is able
to make a case with the goverment. Because he created all his own
problems, Hh name is not behind the CSX stock anymore the hope is long
gone. All that Foote is, is a bandage solution because he worked with
Hh and they figured it would carry the same hope. Thatís not going to
happen Foote was Hh bitch did what he was told. Never let in a position
to make decisions when Hh was alive. Board of directors had to do
something so they promoted Foote. CSX track system is like a spider
web. Where cp cn straight line of track across the country. Foote will
never ever repeat what they did in Canada. Foote will crash and burn
long before he accomplishes any of Hh plan. Then the new guy with scrap
PR and take it back to what it was. That is my prediction for Foote and
CSX.

Name: laughs
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 02 April 2018

HEY JOKE

You want some interesting news. How bout the fact that a yardmaster
came out of his office and took a wagon out in the yard and assisted
hanging 2 tele's and lined switches for trains to leave. You think
that's interesting enough. So bad the YM are coming out in our field
and doing our work and they aren't utility men. They cant be time
slipped for doing our work because they aren't real supervisors. No
supervisor can be a union contract covered employee. But that YM isn't
in our craft and sure the hell shouldn't be doing our work or out of
his cushy office. Tm's letting shit ride for them but god for bid we
break a rule shit will hit the fan. I don't even see how this is legal
with the FRA. There are rules on attaching yourself to T&E crew and
working. Pretty sure a YM cant be working on a YM position and be a T&E
utility man. Next thing you know they will be setting up banners.  
Did you find that interesting??????
Oh and rumors has it that FOOTE is deliberately setting things up to
fail right now so he has an excuse to go to the feds and request help
from another railroad.  Guess which one!!!!! I smell a merger!

Name: Pention
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 02 April 2018

Hey workers on your last five years all the overtime any extra time you
are working builds your pention up. I work lots of OT on my last five
makes a big difference on pention numbers. Make the bastards pay and
pay. Call it stress pay.

Name: Things to come
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 02 April 2018

You tmís act like you will never be affected by changes. The word is
your tm jobs are gone. Dispatcher will be doing it all out of head
office. With satellites and cameras it is all being set up to run out
of head office. Technology that they are setting up is design to save
them thousands in staff and real estate. And the people left will have
brass breathing down your back. Thatís what is coming!

Name: Proven to be numb nutz
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 02 April 2018

You're getting ready to get the hourly rate among other stuff rammed up
your ass and you uneducated fucks are worried about line speed and
crossing gates... You prove everyday how dumb you really are.

Name: Workers
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 02 April 2018

I would not walk away from good paying job at CSX. Outside CSX there is
a lot of computation for jobs where you donít need higher education.
Ice has busted factories where all the workers are illegals. If they
get hurt they have private doctors to care for them. They are paid
under the table, they cannot sue there employers because they are
illegals. The employer using illegals it is a win win for them they
donít have to fallow any rules and there is no liability. So a legal
person looking for a job in these type of places does not stand a
chance. What trump is doing by getting the illegals out of the country
is a good thing. If you want to come to the USA do it legally. My point
being and from my own experience, it is very hard to find the pay you
get on the railway, outside of the railway. Right now it is stressful
because of the new management. But push threw it just for the pay. Itís
no fun working at a job and not being able to pay all your bills. I
found outside of the railway it was hard finding half the pay I made
working on the railway. So yes give it some good hard thought before
you think of walking away from a job that has good pay. Just my two
cents worth from someone who has been there.

Name: American worker
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 01 April 2018

Well said engineer for 10 to 20years.csx has to be one of the worst
places I've ever worked... And I've worked some shitty jobs.even
counting "jobs" I had to do in jail when I was younger! They act like
we are crack whores just because they're paying us..which taking in to
consideration  the hours work if you have any kind of skills really is
not above-average at all. I'm gone. Good luck to you guys that gotta
stay

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 31 March 2018

each month the carloads shipped is down just the way CSX wants it. Once
certain lines are sold off and more customers lost. I guess footes plan
is to see how many customers a month can be lost so he can keep with
reducing staff , to meet his target by 2020.

Name: Hh cell phone
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 31 March 2018

When Hh was in Canada he tried to get crews to sign a release form that
if there was a mishap that the company could do history on employees
cell phone. It never happened,if there was a mishap the police could
get court order to do history on employees phone. But the company would
never see it. Unless it was made public after court hearing and wrong
doing found. These companies want control of every aspect of an
employees life. GPS on all equipment is a start. I was driving company
vehicle and I was reprimanded for not having seatbelt on when on a
public street, the computer gave me up they New everything I did in
truck. Speed stops starts etc. They nailed one guy using blu tooth in
company truck for using cell phone threw truck radio.

Name: LC BLET 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 31 March 2018

All Engineers  

CSX has stilled failed to revise the electronic device rule. The
current reissue remains the same. Locomotive engineers are still
prohibited from using their personal electronic devices (cell phones)
while at the controls of a locomotive even when stopped. 
DO NOT USE YOUR PERSONAL CELL PHONE TO CALL THE PTC, TRIP OPTIMIZER OR
MECHANICAL HELP DESK. MAKE CONTACT USING YOUR LOCOMOTIVE RADIO WITH THE
ASSISTANCE OF THE DISPATCHERS. RAILROAD SUPPLIED DEVICES ONLY.
If you have a mechanical issue that requires you to be outside of the
cab and your radio's handheld will not reach and you can not keep
verbal communication with the mechanical person assisting you then your
duties are done. The company should know these instances do happen and
should be making exceptions for them.
There has been reports that TM's have been telling the dispatcher to
instruct crews to call them. If you do not have a railroad supplied
cell phone then you absolutely ca not call them on your personal cell
phone while in the cab. Instruct the dispatcher that you will be
stopping so one of the crew members can get off the train and follow
the 25 foot rule for safely using a personal electronic device ( cell
phone). 
No one is trying to be difficult. The rules set forth by CSX were part
of an FRA ruling. They are not to be violated in order to make things
more convenient for the carrier. DO NOT ALLOW SUPERVISORS TO INTIMIDATE
OR BULLY YOU INTO VIOLATING THE WRITTEN RULES! They are well aware of
how they have been written. The union's were hoping that they would
have made a revision by now but unfortunately they have not. Until they
come to their senses and revise the rules then all parties involved will
just have to deal with the inconveniences.

Name: Carload week 12
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 31 March 2018

2018 week 12 carloads down 3.1 percent less than this time  compared to
2017 which is close to 3000 less cars loads. That a bit of money lost
in revenue, And three hundred one hundred cars trains they did not have
to run. At this rate wont be long before they lose most business to
other carriers. Trucks other rr carriers.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 31 March 2018

Here are some of the reasons that "CSX Sucks". It starts with the
culture.  Management is #1.  They don't have the skills and talent
period.  I have never been a part of an organization this lazy and
stupid. About 90% of the decisions made are wrong.  Neopotism is
rampant and so is hiring management due to minority and military status
instead of the most qualified.  Dispatching and yardmastering is
terrible quite often.  Once again hiring the wrong people.  The union
is also the problem. The "clique" or select few make decisions on
behalf of all which usually involves greed instead of quality of life. 
Rest and other aspects could be better managed.  Favoritism and bribery
happen a lot causing animosity.  Same people deadheading and flipping
home.  The list goes on.....have a good day.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 31 March 2018

Hey there no name engineer for 20-30 years CSX does suck that's why it
has a website dedicated to letting people know how it sucks and of
course there are people that complain who in the hell can put up with
their s*** that they do to you I've never worked at a job and been
treated like they treat you there just because they pay us well
doesn't mean they can treat us like animals and I did something about
it but guys that have been there for 20-30 years like you ain't got
enough balls to do anything about it

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

Another problem with this site is about 10 to 15 people write about 90%
of the posts. They are the ones who come up with the crafty names (so
they think) or use cindy Sanborn, Michael Ward or Hunter harrison or
any other managers names. Do you think anyone other then yourselves
thinks it funny. These are the same guys that comes to work and bitches
and complains about there job and csx all day long to anyone who will
listen. Every terminal has one or two of them. its always about how
they are getting mistreatd. Hate to tell you everyone gets mistreated
even the trainmasters, I have heard how upper management talks to them
over conference calls and it's not pleasant. Then the complainers then
go home to there double wide and sits down and comes on this site to
bitch about something. Of course they offer no solutions or will not
step up to do something.YOU ALL KNOW WHO YOU ARE AND  YA I KNOW THE
TRUTH HURTS, BUT YOU NEEDED TO HEAR THIS

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

Dave
I didn't post anything so why would I do anything, you have the
problem,  step the fuck up and do something about it.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 29 March 2018

This is the reason i dont come on this site much anymore. Just a bunch
of pussys who do nothing but complain about everything, but offers no
solutions.how many times do we need to hear how incompetent a
trainmaster is! Another good one is the union sucks, if theunion sucks,
why dont you run to be a local chairmen and see if you can do better.
Lets see....  mantle ridge is destroying csx, guess what they own alot
of csx stock so i guess the can if they choose to. the mean trainmaster
is doing O TESTS, its part of there job.STOP FUCKING CRYING ABOUT
EVERYTHING IF YOUR NOT WILLING TO STAND UP AND DO WHATS RIGHT. YOU JUST
WANT THE NEXT PERSON TO DO IT FOR YOU CAUSE EITHER YOUR SCARED,LAZY OR
AFRAID YOU WILL GET FIRED.

Name: Canada
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 29 March 2018

I love it cn and cp are hurting for employees, Hh cut so deep cutting
staff that they are running   around like chickens with there head cut
off. Management is not pulling people out so fast now. All of a sudden
employees are important again. And the employees that where screwed
around day after day. Now it is pay back time. This will happen at
CSX.with cn and cp fast tracking new employees, there is going to be
lots of screw up, mistakes etc. And the management is going to have to
figure out how to fix it..with no help from employees.

Name: Nsa
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 29 March 2018

The goverment has all the information on every American. Bush and the
NSA with the patriat act. AT&T google etc. go threw goverment servers
and they are paid millions of dollars for giving your information up.
You have no privacy. It was all given to the patrait act. Thatís what
it takes to be American, chips under the skin coming soon.

Name: Illness
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 29 March 2018

Transgengender is still on the books as a mental disorder! So I would
keep to yourself if your applying for a job at CSX. Like a lot of other
railroaders be discreet wearing  womens under garments.

Name: Support
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 28 March 2018

Transgender you have your gay community for support. Every day society
is really not interested with chicks with dicks. Live your life.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 28 March 2018

I appolige to everyone, no more posts

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 28 March 2018

Ya i know i said i would not post anymore, but i know which bathroom to
use and no i dont need to see a shrink. Problem is your just
homophobic.if you dont like me thats all right, i figured a majority of
my coworkers would not and thats ok also. Leave me alone and I'll do
like wise.

Name: sawit
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 28 March 2018

Xtrah bored

You got to look out for yourself at CSX. The guys should have refused
to go anywhere until it was called all clear. They couldn't have done
a thing to them. If anyone felt unsafe and one supervisor ordered them
to go out in the field anywhere before the all clear order was given
they could sue the shit out of CSX and go full press.  We were working
the hump job one day and a guy in a station wagon with a black turban
drove right past the hump and headed down the road past the shop
building. We called tower 2 on the radio and told them of a suspicious
trespasser heading their way. They said  "yeah, ok". Talked to the
TMs later and not a single one of them knew about it.  We get these
Homeland security alerts and all they are is just a joke. They don't
give a rats ass and you hardly ever see Fed. railroad police because
they got so few of them hired there isn't enough to go around. This
companies security is one big joke!  Wont change until someone dies. 
You know the old saying.... All news rules comes from blood!

Name: News relations
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 28 March 2018

X-Trah Bored

If this situation really happened as you posted then someone needs to
be blasting the CSX public affairs department immediately. This kind of
situation should have been handled very differently. If anyone was
notified at Avon yard that there was a chance for a possible shooting
on the grounds and operations were continued as normal without
consideration of the safety of the workers and nothing was done about
it, there is strong grounds for someone to be fired. This kind of
action is an example of pure ignorance and disregard for the safety of
employees. 

If there is no meeting called on this issue and a plan of action
presented to all employees then you must take action for your own
safety in the future.

Contact the local News station. Wish TV 8 news room. Their number is 
317-931-2222.  They will be real interested in the situation that
happened.

Name: Off track
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 27 March 2018

Corporate welfare personal welfare military benefits. Well just think
everyone has there hand in the tax jar. The middle class worker is the
back bone of the country thatís, is why it is upsetting when
undeserving people think they are entitled to our money. Pride is
expensive most working people pay there own way and some. Now a place
like CSX want to take that away from the workers. But as long as they
line there pockets first, and with all these jobs going away. Who is
going to buy the cars trucks hous s etc. The goverment has signed our
jobs away. To third world countries, scares me to think USA could
become one of these poor countries. Our taxes pay for everything, but
we keep electing celebrities that could not organize a drunk in a
liquor store. Trump has the business smarts. Has made more changes than
any president before him. And I hope his plan works to get the jobs
back. And he punishes companies that send our jobs out of the country.

Name: Welfare
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 27 March 2018

Research for what, chick quits school canít support herself does not
want to work. So she decides  to have a bunch of kids to get a nice pay
check with all the other benefits. Trump came along and rolled up the
red carpet on them.  Hillary Clinton does not believe in borders. If
she had it her way all the bums from south of the border would be on
well fair that n USA. People that voted for trump was a vote against
the freeness that the dems gave. Bill Clinton gave jobs way with nafta.

Name: Welfare
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 27 March 2018

Sure welfare was started before Obama, his second term he bought by all
his gifts to welfare bums. In some democratic states, they lost to
trump because the welfare bums where to lazy to go vote for lieing
Hillary Clinton. They where to busy fucking to get more welfare
benefits. Now that trump is in they have to look for a job boo hoo.

Name: Captain Crunch Berries 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 27 March 2018

Transgender: if you are at Wal-Mart standing in front of the restrooms
not knowing which ones to use while scratching your nuts you need a
shrink not a bathroom idiot

Name: Maintance
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 27 March 2018

If the shop you are working in use to be really busy before Hh and Foote
came. And now your shop is not so busy and you notice the power you
always worked on is being sent to other certain shops for repair. This
is not by chance they are most likely looking to moth ball the shop
where maintance has declined. Head office is just testing the waters
right now to see if it will work. They save a lot of money closing a
shop and laying off people. Iíve seen this done and also bulldoze the
shop so they donít have to pay property taxes. You would think what a
waste to do that, but they do it.

Name: Managers
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 27 March 2018

Yes these self righteous managers will have there day. When they get cut
from managers job. If they are lucky they will hold a job in the field,
then have to face everyone and eat humble pie. Or get some severance
pay and pound the pavement looking for a job. At cprail I seen these
managers treat people like shit, when they where demoted back to
conductor or what ever they looked for a shoulder to cry on. Most just
got fired because the head office did not want them sharing secrets
with union employees. There day is coming , in my shop they have four
managers running all shifts, they had to give up vacation time days off
in a lot of cases. If they donít play they are shown the door. Remember
Foote has not rolled out his full plan yet. A lot worse to come. And at
this time Foote is just telling managers what they want to hear to keep
them on board and have them feel safe in there jobs. But in the near
future Foote will drop the real bomb on them then reality will set in.
Managers for now are kept in the dark.  They are just pawns in footes
greedy world.

Name: Mechanic
E-mail: 
Employed as: Engine repair, for 10-20 years
Posted: 27 March 2018

To echo your statement there engine repairer. Our repair shop when I
first started 10 years ago, we had approximately  400 employees with 7
managers with 3 shifts, now about 250 employees with 12 managers on 2
shifts. All 12 wouldnít know a water pump from an oil pump, because
why? Cause none of them done a real days work in their lives. ďYes MenĒ
is all they are, idiots, they are book smart cause they know the some of
bullshit rules. Every manager trying to get a feather in their hat to
see how many they can charge on ďtrumped up rulesĒ 
Company that is so worried about cutting costs but weíre tripping over
managers!!!

Name: Money
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 27 March 2018

Obama had no problem giving single mothers with a bunch of kids welfare
food stamps free phone section 8. You name it those women just put
there heals in there ears, 9 months later another raise. Another future
gang banger. What do you think they cost the tax payer. Free legal aid
they are nuts to work. Welfare breeds welfare.

Name: Hollow
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 26 March 2018

The board picking Foote to be ceo of CSX, is like giving a ten year old
the keys to your car. Mantle Foote and gang are going to hollow CSX
like no one has seen before, then there final act will sell the whole
company for cheap. I read article to avoid the stock, itís value is
false does not make sense a big correction coming. Iím just getting
sick and tired watching this raid go down. They say streamline the
system just a bunch of bullshit words to keep people invested for now.

Name: Ratio 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 26 March 2018

Yes for every group of union members cut there will be mangers cut. In
all departments you can take that to the bank. It is a backwards plan
that Foote is doing economic everything is starting to boom, instead of
adding and keeping the customers they had to grow business for the
future. CSX has left and is leaving money on the table nuts.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years
Posted: 26 March 2018

All 700 manager positions going away in the near future.

Name: Bean counter
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 26 March 2018

Like I said there days are numbered if CSX cuts more union employees.
They will get around to audits on the management production. CSX will
bring in a private firm to do it and they will not know what hit them.
Seen it at cp and cn, and CSX is just getting these guys in there sites
for the big hunt, it will happen just watch. Iíve seen high level  long
term managers get the escort off the property in front of the guys.
Pretty degrading for them, they are ruthless.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Engine repair, for 20-30 years
Posted: 26 March 2018

Talking about the managers being vital,we had 16 engines in the shop in
Cumberland today with 5 figures to make for 1st shift. We had 1 band 6
two band 5 and 2 band 4 and 1 700 supervisor to check on production of
about 30 men. Most of the time they spend walking around with there
hands in pockets drinking coffee or upstairs watching video tape to
catch someone doing something wrong or unproductive!  That's at least
750,000 dollars in salaries! Sad but true.

Name: Link
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 26 March 2018

Iíve seen some of these unemployed railway managers, have there profiles
on link. They have a list of all these railway related training
certificates. In the real world they are not worth the paper there
written on. The reality out side the railway they might get on at
McDonaldís or other food industry. They will never see railway wages
again period.

Name: Management 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 26 March 2018

All these managers think they are so vital to the operation of the
railroad. They think they are safe and untouchable. When they march up
to there bosses and tell them how they can cut more jobs, in reality in
time they are cutting there own jobs. They are focusing on cutting union
employees first. Then the company will audit the managers and find the
slackers and they will get there severance pay and gone. And it is so
easy for the company to get rid of management for any reason or no
reason at all and they know it.

Name: Engineer
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 26 March 2018

Me 

Talk about the pot calling the kettle black!!!  You do alot of know it
all smart ass posting yourself. Loco was right and I didn't see
anything that suggested sucking on the TM. what I saw was someone
trying to tell people who are dumb asses to get it together. I work
with them every week. Putting my ass under the spot light and doing
stupid shit just because they are just lazy. Only bad thing most of
them are junior to me so doesnt do me any good if their lazy asses get
fired. You are the problem. Not the solution. Loco didn't post
anything that shouldn't have been said. At least one poster had sense
enough to agree. Why is it any time someone suggest people get their
shit together and follow the rules when the heat is on someone like you
chimes in and calls them cock suckers. Seems to me your trying to
intimidate people into thinking that people who follow the rules are
back stabbers and management suckers. I think your a damn Csx
supervisor! I think you want people to set themselves up. Why else
would you post crap like that. Make people think it's bad to cover
their asses and the guy their working with. Yeap. Your definately BAD
NEWS! How many failures were you ordered to get each month?  Is the old
Jacksonville hit squad orders back? Used to be 3 a week when the shit
was deep.

Name: Tranny
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 25 March 2018

Hey tranny I donít know if your going guy to female or other. But if
your guy to female push the bathroom issue push, CSX for everything you
think you should have as a female. If your denied get the media and gay
community to demonstrate in front of CSX head office. Push the envelope
with CSX, it would be interesting to see if they accommodate you with
everything.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 25 March 2018

I have out of service insurance.they can give me 30/60 days i dont
care.i just do my job.the stress you all get will eventually catch up
and kill yous.drop dead of a heart attck.and for what? They will take
you out of service and there is nothing you can do about it except
stress out.belive me i don't  want to get fired. by keep stressing
about somethimg you and the unions cant change is not healthy.also vote
down the $50.00 hour flat wage, sign that and you will have no rights
left at all. They aren't being generous, it only benfits csx not
us.also to the transgender, do what you got to do, leave us out of it.

Name: Out of service
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 25 March 2018

If your one of those employees that go by and the book and follow the
rules good for you. But this regime will pull you out of service also
if they want to. They did it to us just to shake things up and show us
who had the power. So try not to take it to personally, you will be out
30 to 60 days before you get back. Make sure you have insurance to cover
your wages while you are out. This style of management is promoted by
ceo and it is union busting 101. There goal is to shake everyone up so
people at work think they are next. And you will be next, just go with
it do not argue back or try to defend yourself, you can do that at your
hearing. You have a ways to go yet with these ass hole.

Name: Jesus people
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 25 March 2018

Jesus people article is 100 percent right. I worked under ceo Hh for
four years, pulled out of service twice. One thing they did was short
cuts where ok with certain managers they praised you. So you go about
your business thinking nothing is going to happen to you. But in
reality he is recording your work habit. Then he shows up with another
person as a witness and your busted. It is not hard for them to set
some one up that is looking for gradification. If you where smart you
would go by the book because when you go for a statement all the
question are about following rules and procedure. And like I said
before stupid is not a defence. These people will not stop gunning for
your job, remember they want to cut 6200 jobs by 2020 donít help them
put you on the street.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 25 March 2018

You need to have a RCO job. They leave us alone aslong as we give them a
honest effort during our shift.they fuck with us ...car counts go down,
engines get crippled, wait on m&w has to come to oil our switches and
other things to slow thed day down.all legitimate stuff. We work for
therm and 95% of the time they leave us alone.

Name: Law of nature
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 25 March 2018

Nature gave you what it gave you. If you have more xxx than yyyy
chromazones not your fault. Deal with it no one hides anymore. People
just like the fact that gays trans say everyone has to accept your way
of life. No they donít, so just live and let live. You lucky you live
in USA and not Russia or Muslim counties. So be thankful for that,you
fool yourself if you think everyone accepts your ways.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 25 March 2018

Just forget I posted anything. Go on among yourselves.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 25 March 2018

Listen... I wanted to just see what kind of abuse and comments i would
get in the future from you homophobic fucks. I probally have more time
on this railroad then a majority of the people that post here.just skip
over my post, casused over the years I have read alot of bullshit petty
squabbles among yous that has nothing to do with grivences with csx.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for N/A
Posted: 25 March 2018

Re: Transgender person, there are no questions about your coming out,
because we don't care! That's your business not ours. This is a forum
about our abusive employer. nothing more. Now if they were
discriminating against you because of that, that would be more on
topic.

Name: Payday
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 25 March 2018

Most people I know that start on the railway are young. And most plan on
staying till they retire,and give the railway the best years of your 
life. After getting some seniority,a person feels that you should be
able to hold a job. Like most get married have a family. Get locked
into a mortgage and car payment etc. Spending hard earned money on
economy, spinoffs keeps others employed. Now mantle blows in to raid
the company and all as they talk about is cuts. Well it is stressful to
think I canít look after my family if my job is cut. The morale of
employees is the lowest Iíve ever seen it. When mantle and Foote brag
on all the families that have been affected by there cuts as a great
thing for CSX and shareholders. Losing fifty percent of the customers
and revenue to me is nothing to celebrate about. I guess just hold on
as long as a person can, and see where it all ends up. I hope the
whistle blowers leak out corruption that is being done to CSX and tax
payers. They should not be able to destroy a company for the greed of a
few. And yes worring  about your future employment can be a safety
concern.

Name: Lifestyle
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 25 March 2018

if Your trans or gay what ever. No one gives a shit anymore live your
life how you want. Just keep to yourself, you all seem to want
attention or approval, but no one really cares. Your on the wrong site
anyways.

Name: Cond.
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 25 March 2018

Ape/other 

POSERS FREAKS! Dang nasty Csx rock!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 24 March 2018

Is transgender just a gay guy that dresses in womenís close and likes it
up the dirt shoot?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years
Posted: 24 March 2018

I figure comming out as transgender would have had alot more
comments.any question ask.i won't answer lewd ones.

Name: Mantle
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 24 March 2018

Mantle is there for one reason to take all the value they can out of CSX
in the shortest time possible. Remember these people are fired up by
greed nothing else. If they donít get the results they figured they
would get. They will be gone that much sooner. The same thing happened
at cn and cp. Now they are hiring people like crazy, buying new
locomotives and starting to treat people like they did before Hh came.
For now just go to work get your pay go home and try and tolerate all
the bullshit. In the end of mantle and Foote you employees will be the
winners. Mantle and Foote will be looking for there next victim company
to raid. It shocks me to see the board of directors sit back and let CSX
lose fifty percent of customers and revenue!!! Hang in there if you can
people.

Name: Jobs
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 24 March 2018

Long haul trucker is a nasty life. If you think your not home now try
trucking and it is third of the money. Get into a trade high demand for
trade people. Sometimes the grass is not much greener on the other side
of the fence. Foote is not forever.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 24 March 2018

I work at csx,i hate csx and I'm transgender

Name: Discrimination
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 24 March 2018

In my books if there is favouritism to a certain group of employees,and
not others that is clear discrimination. On the other hand when a
company can get by with these people off all the time. It just gives
the company the figures they need to cut more jobs. A certain number of
people off at one time makes the case for company to cut jobs. And when
they are gone there gone, then you will have lots of time to sit at
home. On the other hand the employee that works all the hours he can
makes nice pay checks and builds his pention up. The guy that keeps
taking time off is getting further into det. And it is impacting his
employment file.

Name: Loco
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 24 March 2018

Boxcar  

Your day dreaming. The company wants it this way. This way they can
keep the caps reduced and the union can't argue it. As for Crew
callers pulling crap I agree with you. Everyone knows who gets favors
done. We're not stupid. When your on a pool it's real easy to keep
track of who's out of place when they shouldnt be. There might be a
few crew callers who are new and are dumb enough to get snowballed by
slackers but most know the rules. Good idea to front them out. Educate
the dumb ones and punish the losers. We got to follow the rules. We got
to follow ethics rules. So should they.  Unfortunately that's not going
to stop the guys who marks off fmla just before their turn gets out and
sticks the next guy short. dropping a turn does the same thing but at
least it's just once a pay period. When you got 4-5 guys on your pool
with fmla you got to watch the board every single time your home. Could
be 5 times out when you check and an hour later 2 because they marked
off. People keep posting on here we need to mind out own business and
quit watching what others are doing. DUMB ASSES! You got to watch
what's happening. Only way you can keep track of where you are on the
board and if your going to get screwed if you had plans. You just
can't trust them to stay marked up on weekends and around off days.
Sucks shit! It would be so much easier if people would just work their
turn and stay where they belong!

Name: Boxcar
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years
Posted: 24 March 2018

Crews 
The poster "me" has got to be one of the best examples of idiots who
do not read post. No one was complaining that they couldn't afford to
take off. No one said anything about being jealous. What was said was
people are sick of NOT BEING ABLE TO TAKE OFF when others are getting 
favortism by cmc and using FMLA illegally. There is always someone who
abuses the system. Whether it's on your tax return or taking a few
extra minutes of over time. It's human nature for some. Christmas was
a fine example. 846 men took FMLA across the system. No way in hell
they were all legit. The men left over to work had to pick up the
slack. So nice to be able to use FMLA to spend time with your family.
When you can't get a PB day and 2 hours later someone else does you
got to be pissed as hell. How did this guy get it but you were told no.
This shit happens all the time. I would personally be calling the crew
callers back and ask how the hell that happened.  Everyone deserves a
fair chance to get a day off. Sitting on the phone or computer waiting
for the stroke of midnight to fight for a day off is the most insane
way to live and try to get a day off. It just makes things worse when
you need time for a serious reason and you hear MAN POWER SHORTAGES.
reduce the caps and make it worse! Thank god the FMLA  scare went down.
In my terminal it's down to about 2 men using it every weekend. When I
was on yd extra bd we had 10 turns and 6 of the 10 men had Fmla. At
least 4 would use it every weekend or before their off days. Now maybe
1 uses it on the weekends. Guess they decided to see their doctor's
during the week. Gives others a break on the weekend now. Play the
system for yourself.  Be self centered. Don't care about your fellow
employees. Take your days to play but don't forget to see who's
working your turn and send him a thank you!!! Especially if it's the
weekend and your off playing. People don't want to be slave whores as
"ME" HAS QUOTED! It's just the opposite. People want time off. Fair
time off. Time off without having to suck MANAGEMENT to get it.
Favortism and FMLA abuse is a moral killer! So what the hell do we do
to stop it? Start documenting the guys who always get PB days and their
rest mysteriously adjusted for more time off. Guys who mysteriosly get 6
starts when they shouldnt. Guys who reposition and mysteriously end up
at the bottom of the board. then turn it in to your LC and demand some
answers. Call it snitching if you want. It's CMC that's doing this
crap for them. They are the ones who should be charged. They know what
their doing. Play fair with everyone or don't play at all. Don't
worry about FMLA abuse for now. They will hang themselves. When all the
abusers and suck ups have to work maybe just maybe they might increase
the caps.

Name: Me
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 24 March 2018

Real Man,

   Maybe some day you will figure it out, nobody out here gives a shit
about you including your co-workers. Your terminal may be different,
but where i'm at nobody looks out for one another. You speak of a
manpower shortage. Man u really don't get it, who do you think has
created the manpower shortage? Where i'm at, everyone can be marked up
and available and they are still sitting on trains waiting on crews or
power because of decisions management has made.

   This is my last post in response to you wage whores as I don't give
a Fu.. what you guys think. I just hope that someday you will have
financial freedom and you can quit being jealous of those that can
afford to take off and not be a company cunt like yourself. Just keep
complaining at work and making a ass of yourself about guys being off,
just shows how pathetic you are.

Name: Fact
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 24 March 2018

Almost at the end of the quarter and Trainmaster David Benson is still
the dumbest son of a bitch on the property. Heís like AIDS, You canít
get rid of him. Stupid little bitch.

Name: Real man
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 23 March 2018

Me 

Makes it that more enjoyable when "we" take off? I knew you were a
FMLA slacker. Creating man power shortages and screwing others out of
PB days. No wonder you got so bent out of shape with the post. Karma's
a bitch. Go home sick little boy. Leave the men to work your job. Their
closing in on you. Not soon enough!

Name: Corporate crime
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 23 March 2018

Whistle blowers are a blessing to bring these corporate criminals to
justice. And when the ceoís And board of directors break the law.
Everyone of them should be held accountable. Moneys  that where
intended for safety appliances to save lives going in the pockets of
the greedy is one of the worst crimes. These people and all the people
that protect them should be held accountable and exposed to the public
and shamed.

Name: Money
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 23 March 2018

If your working for the railway you are making very good money compared
to most 9-5 jobs. I made 35 as a carman per hour. Across town machanic
not even close to that. If you are bitching because,a few days of no
pay puts you in a tailspin with your budget. Then let me tell you your
doing something wrong, your living above your means or spend money you
have not made yet. A person should have a rainy day fund of six months.
Sooner or later it will rain. A friendly suggestion, try writing down
every penny you spend in one month. And once you see it in black and
white, you will notice exactly what you are spending your money on. And
you can make adjustments to your spending. The experts say you should
save a minimum of ten percent of your take home pay. Any more than ten
percent your on the right track. Myself working under this regime I was
out of service twice, and I recommend not taking on any new det. Till
this regime is long gone.

Name: Me
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 23 March 2018

Brains,

   Just shows how stupid you are to be Loyal to a company that just
announced they are gonna cut another 6,000 jobs by the end of 2020.
This Hedge Fund ran company cares about nothing but the shareholders
and short term profits.  How can you be optimistic and give a shit
about this company when all they wanna do is take your job away from
you? Wake up dumb ass, spend time with your family, do the things you
wanna do in life, quit being a CSX wage whore and enjoy yourself.
Before you know it, you'll be old and won't be physically able to do
the things you can now.

   In the mean time, just take the call, go to work make your money and
quit being so damned concerned about what your co-workers are doing when
they are off. I know you are jealous of the folks  that can afford to
mark-off once in a while and enjoy themselves. At the end of the day us
guys that take off don't give a rats ass what u company cunts think
about it, as a matter of fact it makes it all that much more enjoyable
when we take off. Just luv hearing u guys crying like babies.

Name: Brains!
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 23 March 2018

Retarded commenters
 
It just amazes me how stupid some of you are. If you have worked out
here any amount of time you would know why people complain about those
who are showed favortism. You would know why people complain that
certain losers abuse their fmla rights. Many of you have pointed out
how we can't get a damn day off or PB days so you need FMLA  to do
it.it just irks the living shit out of people who really need time off
and can't get it to have to sit back and watch Joe worthless blow mark
off Fmla on Friday and see him at the ball game that night then find out
he went to a family cook out Saturday then marked back up on Sunday when
he feels so much better now. Some of us can't lie about our health and
get FMLA. We got to fight the computer for days off. Take sick days and
get points or stoop down to kissing the crew callers ass and take every
damn call. Get on their favorites list. People get tired of this shit.
It's always the same ones. The rest of us who can't play games and
have some pride get screwed. Stop digging people because they are sick
of the favorites and the abusers. It sucks to have pride and get
screwed for it!

Name: Foote regime
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 23 March 2018

From my experience working with Hh as ceo four four years. Like I said
before this regime has an agenda, and not one bit of it is for the
benefit of CSX or its employees or management. Management is doing
footed dirty work, but in time Foote will screw these managers also.
And donít expect anything to get better till Foote and mantle are long
gone. This hourly rate is not being offered for the benefit of you
employees. Talk to cn cp American employees if you can. The thing that
Foote hates is in USA it is easy to sue your employer,which he did not
have to deal with in Canada. And your goverment is on his ass with
customer complaints. With loss of over 50 percent of customers and
selling everything off to prop up stock. He can only sing the precision
railway song for so long. Because he cannot support the rise in stock
going up for long by selling CSX off. Sooner or later that will come to
an end. And with customer revenue lost. Watch how it will affect the
stock for the worse. These ceoís Have big egoís when things donít go
there way they react like a vendictive x wife. Get what you can out of
CSX while you are still working and watch your back.

Name: Jerry McGuire 
E-mail: Smalltimeraises
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 23 March 2018

Keep marking off FMLA fellas..when we get the hourly rate I'll be
putting heavy digits in my pocket....vote Yes on that hourly by the way
..our last raises on the national gobbled dick.. 
        Sincerely..Frank cushman

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 23 March 2018

Fat lazy wife, no life, delinquent kids, and no dick.  That's why those
losers bitch about their co-workers.   O but he caught 2 "good" trains
in a row.  O but he got PB twice this month. O but he only works 8
starts a half.  O but he lays off fmla because he has diabetes.  O but
how does he afford that new truck when I work more than he does? O but
he laid off Christmas and I had to work.   Blah blah blah the RR is
full of crying bitches.

Name: James "fat fuck" Brown
E-mail: 
Employed as: Engine repair, for 1-10 years
Posted: 23 March 2018

Its fittin to get better yall. With genius management like me yalls dont
have to worry bout nuthin. JB out

Name: Complain
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 23 March 2018

Conductor you ask why we come to work and complain? When I get home Iím
a beta male not an alpha male. As soon as I walk in the door my wife
dominates me, so I say yes dear to everything, she wears the pants and
she knows it. Iím starting to listen to MGTOW on you tube to get the
balls to stand up to her. When I come to work I can put on the real man
act for the boys. But Iím a mangina, I donít want to pay child support
and vaginamony. Give us beta males a break A.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 23 March 2018

Why Do you people exhaust all your energy worrying about what others do?
who gives a fuck why, how, who or how long someone is marked off? They
do have a special Process or phone number so just match what they doing
and get some time off. And if you gotta live out there. Debt, hate your
home life or just don't care that your working then maybe you should
thank the ones allowing you to work. Work with a bunch babies I tell
ya. Be worried about how so and so bought a new truck or how so and so
got this train. We all hear for the same reason to have a chance at
retirement, make a decent living. Find the silver lining my people.. If
someone can live off working 4 days a  week then that's great if
someone gotta work 6 to keep a float then well that's great too.
thankfully at this job both are possible most the time.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 23 March 2018

I work for cp under Hh many, managers resigned. Cp had adds for managers
for over a year. Could not find anyone, the word was out how they
treated people. On glass door indeed it showed the ratings of working
at cp. Last month they put some carrots out and rehired a bunch of
managers that quit or where fired. A few I talked to,they gave the
company conditions on what they wanted if they returned. And to there
amazement got there conditions fulfilled. Now they are in the drivers
seat, and cp knows now they better not treat these people like they did
under Hh. They realized there is life after the railroad for most
people. All the people that where cut to make it sound good for
investors, now they are hiring untrained people to replace the trained
people that left the craft and found other employment. The same thing
will happen at CSX. Foote is just a shadow of Hh. But CSX is a more
complicated track layout and many more challenges for Foote than what
Hh had with cn and cp. that is why I say Foote will fail with CSX. He
will crash and burn, then they will have to build CSX back up again
with new management team.

Name: Conductor 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 23 March 2018

Loco 



Dang man.  It's FMLA NOT FMAL...SORRY had to beat "ME" to the
punch!!!

Name: loco
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 23 March 2018

Me

Your now the grammar police.  Your right it is 24 hours.  Its not 48! 
So the poster is right. How does one who uses FMLA all the time get 48
hours of PB time just before his days off. Especially when his days off
are the weekend. The other person couldn't get a day off and they had a
flood?  I bet if you do some checking this guy has been warned about his
FMAL abuse and got lucky he wasn't pulled out of service just because
he didn't mark off on the holiday. The question here should be why is
CMC allowing him to take 48 hours PB and denying everyone else. If he
has an issue let him use his FMAL. If its a legit medical issue then it
shouldn't matter if he uses his FMLA or not.  Sounds like you may be
one with FMAL and have been given shit. You sure are awful pissed about
someone fronting an abuser out! Maybe the manager of CMC should be
called and asked how do you get 48 hours of PB when others cant get one
day!

Name: Charleston Art
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 23 March 2018

I'm hearing a lot of managers are going back to their tools.  Even
those guys have had enough!!!  This company will never understand how
to treat their employees.

Name: Me times
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 23 March 2018

Get with the times it not queer bitch, 2018 they are delicate
snowflakes!

Name: Me
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 23 March 2018

Dogged

   Not sure what agreement your working under dumb ass, but under the
BLE SSA P.B. is granted manpower permitting for a 24 hour period not 12
like you say.  Funny how you say "keep copes of ...." Damn your an
idiot, what you gonna do when one guy gets P.B. and the other
doesn't?

  You sound a lot like Cond. 1-10, maybe you guys can get together and
have a little bitch fest about who is off work P.B. or FMLA for the
day. I'm sure you whine like the little Bitch you are at work just
like you do on here about guys being off. Boo-Hoo. Only makes you look
stupid in front of your co-workers always concerned about what others
are doing. Drama-Queen little bitch.

Name: UP RD LAMBETH
E-mail: jmscoop@aol.com
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 22 March 2018

UP Roger (LimpDick) Lambeth:

No more promotions for you unless you eat DB (Dumb) Foley's ass
again!

Name: Holiday
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 22 March 2018

What holiday you ask Easter. The Easter bunny holiday, donít you believe
in the Easter bunny?

Name: Dogged 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for 1-10 years
Posted: 22 March 2018

Me 

Go fu..K yourself. Same thing has been happening to me too. Couldn't
get a God damb pd day when I had a flood in my house. Had to mark off
sick.  And I know what cat they are talking about. Dodged a shit train.
Legit question!!!  How do you get 48 hrs PB? supposed to be 12.  You
need more then you get more approved. Unless your a suck ass or doing
someone or something! Friends with management? Got a family member in
high places?  People need to keep copies of this shit so when they are
denied when they got a real emergency they can show favortism.  Always
the same guys.

Name: Me
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 22 March 2018

Cond. 1-10

  Quit worrying about what your co-workers are off on P.B. or FMLA for
and go to work you little company Bitch.  They're may be a day when
your health isn't so great and you need to be off for health reasons.
CSX has made it so we can't even mark off sick with a valid Dr's note
without getting points assessed.

  I work with your type every day, always complaining who is off on
P.B., sick, FMLA, Guard duty. I'll say it safe to say that you live
check-to-check, have a miserable marriage, or are just loyal to a
company that would love to eliminate your job.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Engine repair, for 20-30 years
Posted: 22 March 2018

In response to Huntington,here in Cumberland loco shop were not seeing
the volume of engines we were used to. Average shop count is about 10
not counting alternator and steerable truck rebuilds. There were two
different band 5 managers from Huntington and Russell looking at how we
run Q's down our line this past week.Rumors from a former manager is
that we will be reduced to about 80 employees in this year.Russell will
get more work with 3 million dollars to upgrade Q' process there with
heavy cuts to Selkirk and Waycross.

Name: Holiday ot
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 22 March 2018

You said itís not that busy in machanical shop. But they are still
forcing guys to work holiday on ot,I bet CSX is trying to make a case,
money paid vs low repairs. They want to close your shop. Just need a
paper trail to show itís not productive!! Hope Iím wrong!!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 22 March 2018

is csx  still dragging broke down crappy engines back and forth across
the system?    been awhile since i last worked t&e ! am up in gods
country now! no csx near me!  just the itty bitty short lines! as csx
sold off a few lines! over the last 30 years!   



this here part of message is for chicago and east!  you boys and gals
still not going by the book when getting the detectors?  are you
walking the trains in a safe way?   or are you even walking the trains
at all if getting the detectors?   keep doing the company  favours! 
hope you all are keeping up on the rules? be safe  walk safe ! and turn
off a few things now and then?   will leave you guessing  on that last
sentence!

Name: Cond
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 22 March 2018

Holiday/FMLA SCAM

Don't you mean they will put a bulletin out that says you HAVE TO work
the holiday?  No a bulletin that says you don't have too?  Not having
to work shouldn't screw things up.

The lastest scam the crew callers are pulling to protect guys who abuse
fmla is to put them on a PB day just before their days off so they
don't have to use FMLA.  The best one yet is marked off 48 hours PB. 
How do you get 48 hours PB?????   This will put him into his rest day
on the weekend. How the hell does that happen when a lot of us have
tried to get PB days and they say NO NO NO!  We got man power
shortages.  These guys must be doing something really nice for the
management to get this kind of treatment! This shit is such a joke!

Name: Holiday
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 22 March 2018

The day before the holiday they will put bullitin out that you donít
have to work the holiday. Just so you canít make any plans. Bastards
did that to us.

Name: Huntington mechanic
E-mail: 
Employed as: Engine repair, for 10-20 years
Posted: 22 March 2018

Hello all mechanical employees just inquiring about if other shops in
the system are very busy with repairs ? I know weíre not,  but we still
have to work the holiday though, just to piss off every employee on the
system LOL.And also engineers and conductors check your engines out
good seems only minimum amount of maintenance work only being done to
most engines, definitely no mods to any of them. Canít believe they
even stopped air conditioner mods , (betcha old Hunter Harrison loved
to have an air conditioner where heís at right now).  It took awhile,
but we are being pushed around just like you guys in transportation
dept , I try to keep telling myself and my fellow brothers and sisters
only 3 more years of this regime. Iíve read this site for awhile now
never commented , And I know mostly transportation uses this site but
weíre all in this together. So stay safe out there, watch your back and
your fellow employee next to ya and write them needed engine repairs
up!! And Good Luck.

Name: beenthere
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 22 March 2018

screwedagain


Your absolutely right. They just don't give a shit. Half the time you
double check on why you have been sitting for hours without a ride and
find out that a ride was never ordered. I cant count on my fingers and
toes how many times I called PTI to find out that the order was never
put in. Then you tone up the dispatcher to get that lame...OH IM SORRY
you haven't been picked up. Let me check again for you. They do
business with a taxi cab service. Don't tell me that they have run out
of cabs. You have TMs running around the yard doing nothing half the
time. If your sitting less than 20 miles out of the yard they can send
one of them to get you. There is no reason in hell except in conditions
of blizzards or roads are shut down a crew should have to wait for
another passing train to come by to hitch a ride in. Far as Im
concerned that's grounds for ethics charges. Willful neglect of duty
to make sure a ride is ordered or dispatched to pick up the crew
members. Especially after they have been sitting for hours on their own
time! Next time it happens to me which I guarantee it will Im calling
the FRA hours of service director and asking him to come give me a
ride!

Name: ScrewedAgain
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 21 March 2018

Investors

Same shit just another day.  Crew was told to RUSH RUSH RUSH! Get that
train across the road because you have a hot pick up on the way back
home. GO GO GO! Everyone is watching you. Get those hot cars. TM says
you got to get them. NO EXCEPTIONS. Two different dispatchers reminding
the crew to get those hot cars!  Then they pick them up and outlaw
outside the terminal. SIT THERE FOR CLOSE TO 4 HOURS WAITING TO GET A
RIDE.  The so called hot cars were left out on the damn main line 15
miles outside of the terminal with no relief job or outbound called to
go get them.  WHA THE F*^*&^^CK!!!!! Hot cars my ass. What about the
damn crew left sitting for hours outlawed and no one gives a damn. No
ride. They had to thumb a ride on a passing train to get in. This is
the bullshit that you invest in. REALLY????? Where is the
accountability for this? What about the crew? Is this the way you treat
people who are the backbone of the railroad. The ones who actually move
the freight and pad your pockets? You wouldn't treat your best race
horse that way. You wouldn't treat your best prize stud dog that way.
Why in the hell would any one treat their employees that way. Because
the management at CSX doesn't care about the best investment they
have. THEIR CREWS! Karma is a bitch. Its coming!

Name: Crooks
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 21 March 2018

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FOR1rudNACk

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 21 March 2018

One thing with the Hh style, of negotiationing is there isnít any. There
way or the highway. There is no good faith in agreements, they do as
they please. And tell the union to grieve it. That way it buys the
company time and gives them lots of time to piss off employees. The
company knows how long it takes to put a case together for arbitration.
The company is doing this to the membership. But it will all come back
to bite them down the road. Remember every manager is a nobody, the
members can make them float or sink. Just takes time. Look what the
naziís did when in power, look what happened to them. History can be a
good guide!

Name: Union
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 21 March 2018

FYI union reps. are volunteers, they are not lawyers or professional
anything. Fact: they just have to represent you to the best of there
ability. People have gotten into union position by acclamation, no one
else ran. And the person is clueless!!! But some get pay of that of a
lawyer. Just the way it is.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 21 March 2018

Since a lot are suing csx for wrongfully pulling people out for fmla
misuse might as well sue the unions to for reputation an not doing
anything for the employees but taking our money an saying well they can
do that.

Name: Knowledge
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 21 March 2018

You are absolutely correct. Big decisions are in our future. And it will
have big consequences on us and our family. Thank you very much for your
input.

Name: Rates
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 21 March 2018

Knowledge is power, have all the collective information that can be
found on this issue is a must. To educate the group with FACTS, not a
bunch of hear say. Try and get everyone informed before voting on this
issue that your stuck with for years to come. This is one time a member
should get involved and make the right decision. It affects your whole
family and daily life. You canít unring the bell

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 21 March 2018

Yes. But there will be overtime concessions involved with that rate of
pay. I am sure it will be based on at least a 10 hour day. Our overtime
does not calculate on a 40 hour week but rather a daily basis. I am just
wanting to see the finished proposal where we can all make an informed
decision.

Name: Hourly rate
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 21 March 2018

I did some calculations wonít bore you with them. But full time is a 40
hour work week after 40 it is time and a half overtime. On stat.
Holidays double time. With the over time hours they will nail you big
time on income tax. It would be worth talking to a tax accountant.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 21 March 2018

Preliminary reports coming out on hourly wage proposal is @ $51.00 an
hour but at great costs with one board. I guess we will all have
opportunity to see and vote on this in near future. Think about more
than just the money. People need to think about what their seniority is
worth. Being on call their entire career with rotating off days. And
only being paid for time consumed. Don't get caught up thinking about
money only. Alot of other factors need to be considered. Interested in
seeing the full proposal as there will be other concessions to make
surely. Don't make hasty decisions. Read and understand it when it
comes out.

Name: Tracks
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 20 March 2018

Tracks in Canada straight line coast to coast both Cn cp. CSX track is
like a spider web configuration. Foote and friends are going to make
CSX so call ed precision railroading a disaster. And will more than
likely take years to get it back to what it was before they put there
hands on it. Hh conned everyone received his big payout knowing he was 
dieing. Foote is getting table scraps compared to pay package Hh
received. It is easier for them to coordinate the trains now because
they have lost over fifty percent of customers and lots of less
traffic. Why fix infrastructure if there are going to be less and less
trains on the tracks. My point Foote plan is to reduce all business.
Where most companies chasing more and more business. Increasing your
customer base as much as possible to stay profitable. Not losing them
all must be a new strategy the Hh Foote way. Lol

Name: Canada BS
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 20 March 2018

I retired six months before Hh left cp. I could not take the BS anymore.
Fact the last five years the winters have been mild next to no snow on
the prairies. Fact Hh put most hoppers into storage, and cancelled
program to replace outlet shoots on hoppers. And laid off the Carmen
that did all the repairs on grain hoppers. Fact section men layed off
in large numbers, infrastructure did not get attention. Cn cp moved all
the 100 series trains and oil trains. Grain shipments took the back of
the bus. Yes Hh creel these ceo, s just telling goverment a bunch of
BS. Retired people will not go back to the treatment they left. And
they will fast track hundreds of new employees, now watch the personal
injuries and derailment go up. Because they will put pressure on new
employees to rush rush they panick and mistakes are made. When Hh first
took over cp the pressure was on new employees and fatalities where high
with the new people. The goverment sat back and watched it all go down
and put there heads between there legs. And now that the farmers are
fed up and grain rotting in the bins they are screaming at the
goverment. Just like cn and cp want so goverment will buy new hopper
cars. But remember the employees are to blame for everything that goes
wrong as they want you to believe.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 20 March 2018

https://www.ble-t.org/pr/news/headline.asp?id=48757


What is the correlation of CP,CN and CSX?     You know it!  PSR is a
load of bullshit!  Eugene and his bitches are con artist.   The same up
North will all come to life here in The States. With the addition of
many lawsuits by customers and employees.  The taxpayer will get
screwed too.

Name: Carman
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 20 March 2018

Yes I hear you about the know it alls. I tell some of these guys I
forgot more than they  know. I had a few in the yard, and said there is
no sense both of us walking that small train. I will pick you up with
the truck at the end of the track. So I said to the young guy, to be
fair, we will flip a coin. He said ok, ďI said heads I win tails you
loseĒ he said ok I flipped coin heads you lost. He said ok fair and
square, this worked for me till someone clued him in. LOL

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

Carmen 

Yeah, you got your point but what you missed was some of the other crap
that's not management. Its bad enough we deal with their stupid crap on
a daily basis but after I get on the road the last thing I need is some
damn know it all pup who wants to tell me how to run my motors. Then
there's the train foamed who knows where every train is, every crew,
who's in the hotel, who isnt. Then they want to argue about the damn
power and bitch with management when they think it ain't good enough
for tonnage cause it's a blah blah blah sd40 or an SD blah blah blah. 
SHUT THE FUCK UP! I'm the damn engineer. Get your ass on the power,
shut the hell up and quit your know it all foamer crap and bitching
because WE WON'T MAKE TRACK SPEED. You answered the phone, your good
for 12 hours. Its the companies problem if we outlaw.if you bitch and
cry the whole trip I'm going to throw your ass off the train.  Don't
tell me I'm going to put too many motors on line and violate the fuel
conserv. Rules cause you think your someone important and I have to
listen to your shit. We have all dealt with these shit heads and
sometimes they are worse than the damn supervisors!  This job hits you
in the ass from all directions. Including the wide that bitches cause
your never home!

Name: All rail roaders
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 20 March 2018

Ok we know you are stressed out just trying to keep your job with this
new regime. I have been there and back and know how far it is. All the
BS you put up with, you question if it is worth it. Well time flys and
it is worth it when your collecting a pention check after your RR
career. Try and focus on that people, the Rr family and career is like
no other. And you have to be a railroader to know that.  Once you
toughed out the worst shit. Hey it can only get better. It is hard to
do but for your emotional well being find the positive things with your
career.

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

Unemployed 
??? I didn't see a power in here from someone wanting sympathy for
being unemployed. I just saw a post from someone saying that they know
people who are unemployed and would kill to sit on their asses and make
the money we do. Try reading the post again. Typical behavior out here
on the rails. Run mouth first get facts later. Poster was spot on. Boo
boo for sitting on their asses and getting paid. Need to man up or go
find a job that keeps them busy non stop for 12 hours. Think I'll just
sit on my ass and wait!

Name: Unemployed
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 20 March 2018

You want sympathy for yourself and friends unemployed. The economy is
hot right now lots of jobs. If a person wants a job they are out there.
People hold out for certain kind of work and rate of pay. Because they
feel entitled to certain type of job. If you want to be employed there
are all kinds of work out there. Tell you friends to get out of bed
before noon and look for work.

Name: Ape
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 20 March 2018

Ape 
Been on unemployement. Been on food stamps.got friends without
jobs.they would all be more the happy to sit in a siding on their asses
and babysit a train. Easiest money ever made. Too much cry baby Bull
crap out here. Cry like little bitches cause they got to sit and wait.
Easiest thing anyone can do. sit on your ass and get paid. What people
need to be bitching about is these trip rates that don't pay overtime
until you are outlawed for 2-3 hours. Once your dead the overtime
should kick in. Pay you or get your ass off the train. Your on your
time then. Before then sit back quit crying and enjoy the easiest money
you will ever make. Jesus! Real sad grown men acting like spoiled
entitled rich kids!

Name: Carman
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 20 March 2018

Canada here, one of the dumbest things they made all employees do is
lock the leading loco cab up. They thought terrorists where going to
steal the train. Still make us do it till this day. We canít even leave
cab unlocked when we are doing a test and inspect in the yard. That was
Hh rule.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 20 March 2018

Time is money babysitting a train in the siding, priceless keep up the
good work people.

Name: Eng.
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 19 March 2018

Hogger 
You got that right!  What used to take 5 hours now takes 10. So much
train delays and block swapping and adding what should be local work to
through freight it's just screwed up long haul runs. But it's fine to
me now because I got that PTC to help babysit  and the trip opt. To run
my train. Just plug it in and let it take over. I just babysit the
screens. TO tears my train up they aren't going to blame me. Train
handling skills will be a thing of the past soon. We will all just be
babysitters for their big brother boxes. I just put my feet up and make
the money. No rushing. No worrying about train handling. No blaming me
for delays.  I just tell them when they want to know why it took so
long to get across the road to go call Mr. Trip optimized and ask him
cause he was at the throttle. LOL LOL LOL

Name: Hogger
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 19 March 2018

Boots 

Let me give you a little advice an old rf.told me along time ago. He
said you can't get in trouble if wheels ain't rolling. Come in when
your called and plan on 12 hours. That's what you were hired for.The
longer it takes power to get ready the better. The longer you sit the
better. Sit in a siding and pray you don't move. Outlaw! Let someone
else come get it. Keeps the boards turning and your butt of the gps,
erad and testing radar. You got a trip rate you know what your getting
paid. Getting across the road in a timely manner isn't the priority of
csx. You have see that for years now. So take your time, quit bitching
about train delays. Quit crying cause it takes the dispatcher 20
minutes to answer. No more boo hoo cause your board from sitting in a
siding for a few hours. Like the wide man said. You can't get in
trouble if the wheels aibt rolling! Remember you got 12 hours to go No
Where but they still gotta pay ya! Lol!!!!

Name: Hogger
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 19 March 2018

Boots 

Let me give you a little advice an old rf.told me along time ago. He
said you can't get in trouble if wheels ain't rolling. Come in when
your called and plan on 12 hours. That's what you were hired for.The
longer it takes power to get ready the better. The longer you sit the
better. Sit in a siding and pray you don't move. Outlaw! Let someone
else come get it. Keeps the boards turning and your butt of the gps,
erad and testing radar. You got a trip rate you know what your getting
paid. Getting across the road in a timely manner isn't the priority of
csx. You have see that for years now. So take your time, quit bitching
about train delays. Quit crying cause it takes the dispatcher 20
minutes to answer. No more boo hoo cause your board from sitting in a
siding for a few hours. Like the wide man said. You can't get in
trouble if the wheels aibt rolling! Remember you got 12 hours to go No
Where but they still gotta pay ya! Lol!!!!

Name: Boots on the ground
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 19 March 2018

Lol, more testing, can't wait it will only cause more delays u dumb
shits. We run this shit just remember that, can't get fired for
following the rules, bring it on fuck face

Name: Little birdie 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Yard Master, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 19 March 2018

A lot of UP managers in cinncy lately.......what's that about

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 19 March 2018

https://www.bizjournals.com/jacksonville/news/2018/02/14/as-csx-workforce-shrinks-accidents-pile-up-and.html

Name: Carman
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 19 March 2018

The company I work for every day that I came into work. If there was a
new bullitin we had to sit in foremanís office read bullit, we received
a copy then had to sign off that we read it and understood it. If you
where on vacation etc. When you came back you had to be up to date
before you could go to work. It is a good system that way every one is
on the same page.

Name: Laxed safety
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 19 March 2018

There is no excuse for laxed safety in any department, company employees
contractors etc. Safety affects every one and the public. Your families
want to see you home safe after your tour of duty. And if some
employees need a refresher course on safety it is a good thing. If
employees want to continue not to work safe then there are
consequences. Safety first for all.

Name: Safety
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 19 March 2018

Management saying safety back like a treat. Procedures  takes time,which
you donít like. Everyone will have to get in the game. And safety will
be a priority for everyone period.And if any employee does not take
safety seriously then stay home.

Name: Bad ass
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 19 March 2018

Hey Trainmasters ... Is this why you pussies run in groups? Afraid of
getting a ass beating? Chicken shit bitches ...






Name: YM
E-mail: 
Employed as: Yard Master, for 1-10 years
Posted: 19 March 2018

Great Lakes

The Testing is headed back to full force. You screamed about safety
and
raised hell about taking away the three step and doing away with other
stuff you called important safety issues so your getting what you
wanted.  More strict safety!  The switch tags testing is back in
process and the banners are being rolled out. Expect a lot more to
come.  You better have your books and bulletins up to date too, NO
EXCUSES! Just busted a bunch of losers who didn't have the up to date
Hazmat guide. Dumb arsses were carrying the 2012!  They cried that
they
didn't ever see a bulletin out to get the new one which was a lie.
Everyone who has a 2016 saw it and had no problem getting that one.
One
ever tried to tell the CN TM that they didn't have them at the
terminal
which was another lie and when he was asked why he wasn't able to get
a
copy for over 2 years and how many times did he try he just stood
there
like a whipped puppy and couldn't come up with a good excuse.  Get
your crap together and get ready for the safety that you wanted! 
sometimes you get what you ask for!

Name: YM
E-mail: 
Employed as: Yard Master, for 1-10 years
Posted: 19 March 2018

Great Lakes

The Testing is headed back to full force. You screamed about safety and
raised hell about taking away the three step and doing away with other
stuff you called important safety issues so your getting what you
wanted.  More strict safety!  The switch tags testing is back in
process and the banners are being rolled out. Expect a lot more to
come.  You better have your books and bulletins up to date too, NO
EXCUSES! Just busted a bunch of losers who didn't have the up to date
Hazmat guide. Dumb arsses were carrying the 2012!  They cried that they
didn't ever see a bulletin out to get the new one which was a lie.
Everyone who has a 2016 saw it and had no problem getting that one. One
ever tried to tell the CN TM that they didn't have them at the terminal
which was another lie and when he was asked why he wasn't able to get a
copy for over 2 years and how many times did he try he just stood there
like a whipped puppy and couldn't come up with a good excuse.  Get
your crap together and get ready for the safety that you wanted! 
sometimes you get what you ask for!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 18 March 2018

With all the lawsuits In the sorry zzz managers an tm better stay behind
them closed doors an hide cuase the heat is coming better freshing up ur
resume skills cuase u going down too...

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

CSX cost cutting has put people and equipment in harms way. CSX must be
called out on these unsafe practices. Call the media your congressman
anyone that will listen. Managers intimidating employees not to follow
company safety policies , must be removed at once. One injury or life
lost is one to many, get involved stop these people that accept unsafe
practises at once. This is unacceptable in 2018 and moving forward.

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

http://www.colleyshroyerabraham.com/Know-Your-Rights-Booklet.pdf

Name: Safety policy read
E-mail: 
Employed as: Yard Master, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 18 March 2018

http://0924.utu.org/Files/%5B3102%5DSafe%20Way%20Eff%207-1-2010.pdf

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

I have worked over thirty years on the railroad. Was part of the health
and safety committee. No one can force or intimidate you to use unsafe
equipment, and if you remove a hazard tag. On your own now you are
responsible for anything that happens after that. And if there is an
accident, you could be charge with criminal negligence. If the company
pulls you out of service let them and record all the details. I
guarantee they will not have a job for very long. A goverment inspector
could do a random inspection and would really want to know if you did a
walk around and equipment had visible defects and you choose to take
it. Your ability to make a judgement on equipment would be put into
question pretty fast. Piston travel dynamic brakes etc. Bad order
anything that affects the safe movement of equipment. You better go by
the book people or you could be asking for a nightmare you donít want
to live. Murphy law if it can happen usually will. Smarten up.

Name: No equipment
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 18 March 2018

If you remove a bad order tag and play stupid. And take equipment. That
is grounds to fire you on the spot. You think your doing the company a
big favour. Tell that to cup cake after you get fired. And the bills
keep piling up. Like it was said, they still have not found a cure for
STUPID.

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

You have the right to refuse unsafe work and equipment. Ya people tag
equipment out after they have used it. So the next guy sees the tag.
What a coward way to hatch do it. Hogger should of done his walk around
and refused it right there. Not pass the buck. Removing a tag is a no no
asking for lots of trouble.

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

These guys from Canada that work for Foote, that are hired to bully CSX
employees if they cross the line have them criminally charged. They are
not protected by your constitution. They have to be on there best
behaviour, not bulling American workers.

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

You know if those cn guys from Canada utter a threat or any thing like
that. And you call cops have them charged with threading or common
assault. And they are convicted, they would be barred from entering the
USA again.

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

Some of the old guys told me they had a foreman back in the day. He was
a booze hound and would come in the yard to spy on the guys. They threw
him into a box car lock the door. They found him 800 miles away. He
never set foot in the yard again and could not identifie guys because
he was pissed

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

I agree with you ape, Iím not blaming millianials, if anything I blame
teachers and parents for the way they prepared these kids for life and
being an adult. I donít blame the kids. I donít blame them for jobs
going over seas. For that I blame goverment and shame on the goverment
that has no shame for there lack of concern for human rights. This is
the same mind set of ceos here. Do not care about human factor. Only
how they line there pockets.

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

In the USA there are 75 million millenials they where brought up never
hearing the word NO. They just had to show up to get a trophy. They did
not and where not expected to excel at anything, no disciplinary action
for any misbehaving, and never received a failing grade in school. Just
pushed forward with praise. That is what parents and teaches did to
these kids. Now that they are adults a lot of them are confused about
the real world. And have to be brought back into reality, some canít
handle reality and spend there time in parents basement with video
games. To retrain this group for a lot of jobs is a big challenge for a
lot of employees. Companies should value the employees they have because
a lot of the new generations are tender snowflakes. Some mills make it a
lot donít and never will. That is why a lot of manufacturing jobs go to
Asia and other countries. You have to show up at work and work to get
paid just not when you feel like it

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

Your wrong if you think they can just take people off the street and
train them to do railway jobs. Iíve seen many do good on written exam.
But in the field clueless and the more time they get in out in the
field, still clueless and dangerous to themselves and others. Not every
hambergar flipper can be railroaders. Witnessed a lot of inept people in
the field. The most dangerous ones are the ones that think they know it
all,and have a closed mind that do more talking than listening.

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

They cut so deep with employees in every department at cn cp. All the
people cut where fullly trained and had the experience. Now they have
no choice to hire people and they are taking on people with 0 skills
what so ever. So they get these people in the field they are just a
shadow employee till they get trained and are able to work safely on
there own. The rr get grant money from the goverment but it is a long
expensive process to get things going. Then a lot of these new people
pack it in after a year. Because they donít seeing themselfs working
those crazy hours. Now with the economy picking up there are a lot more
jobs to choose from. But one thing people have to realize employees and
investors. Is that this regime does not care about the future of CSX.
They will strip this company for all they can get out of it. Then they
will be on there marry way. It should be illegal what they are doing to
these companies. They canít move grain to port in Canada because they
sold off equipment and employees. It will take years for cn cp CSX. To
get back in the game after the raiders leave. The stock valuation is
false and your going to wake up one morning and see a correction with
stock value and itís not going to be pretty.

Name: Bob sugar 
E-mail: Imtalkingmoneyhoe
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 17 March 2018

When are we getting this hourly rate ..cn and cp boys are rolling one
ton duellys ..we are pushing 1992 Ford rangers with expando foam as
body filler ..it's like we are the little brother that gets no
poontang ..while big brother is rattling the walls on lots of
hussies..vote Yes for hourly rate .. 

      sincerely rod tidwell

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years
Posted: 17 March 2018

The lawsuits rolled in all week.   T&E you have their attention.  If
anyone else is thinking about filing suit go for it.   Many Fmla suits
are being filed.  Don't be afraid or intimidated demand your rights.

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

2017 12 months of positive economic growth, they predict that growth for
2018. CSX has missed out on it. Losing customers that there business is
growing,CSX is not going to repeat the numbers of cn cp did. Because of
the track system lay out. It does not take a big brain to come into a
company and sell everything off and then cut staff. Pretty simple to
do. But I feel from what I have read that this could back fire on
mantle and Foote crowd. Where every where you look positive growth but
CSX is going in the opposite direction. Not very smart for long term
investors.

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

I started paying into pention at age twenty now retired while a lot of
friends still working. A defined pention plan is good if you have no
self control with money. But if you able to invest your money and not
be temper to touch the money. You can do very well. I did both have a
defined benefits plus my own investments. Life is pretty good ci feel
for those people that put nothing away for retirement. They thought
that day would never come but it comes fast.

Name: News! 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 16 March 2018

LISTEN UP PEOPLE!!!!

You want to do something about the crap? You want to put the heat on
the "BOSS"?  Then you do it with the media. You do it with the
internet. You do it with this website. I can tell you without a shadow
of a doubt that the one thing that CSX does not want or will not
tolerate is BAD PUBLICITY! It's bad for business. It's bad for public
relations and it just plain outright bad for their image. They will
spend thousands on safety to look good for awards but they will spend
millions on their image and trying to protect it. What fourtune 500
company wants to do business with a company who looks inept as hell and
could be a threat to their image by doing business with them. I
personally have sat at the tables with public department heads and bad
publicity is a constant fear. You see and hear first hand what goes on.
You see the right hand not knowing what the left is doing. You see every
day the idiotic moves. You have the ability to let everuone know what is
really happening every day. You got names and places.  You have
incidents that happen. The tongue is mightier than the sword. The
internet is even worse. Be truthful. He honest. Don't blow things out
of proportion. Most of all don't be afraid to expose it! 
You want an example of what I'm talking about? There's an engine out
there that's being shuffled all over the system and has been for over
2 weeks now and.....hold on to you hats.....IT'S BEEN BROKE DOWN AND
TAGED OUT IS SERVICE TO BE REPAIRED THE WHOLE TIME! Why on God's green
earth would you drag a broke down locomotive that is of no use and dead
weight all over the place instead of sending it to the locomotive
repair shop. I can't think of one good reason to do something this
stupid unless people are so clueless of what's going on they have no
idea it's out there anymore!  No need to put the number of it because
shit is getting ready to hit the fan about it but it's just another
example of whats going on.  Get the idea now?

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

Right on go for it. Start to organize the troops leaders  are needed
like you.

Name: American worker
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 16 March 2018

Carl da Troof , well said ! Take your stock , benefits and job and shove
it! I can't wait to get the Fxxx out. Like you said most company
privateers either have no skill set to leave the company or they've
accepted that their life will suck for 40 years while they work at that
dump it reminds me of a bad marriage relationship where the woman says
she's only sticking it out for the kids only in this case people say
they're only sticking it out for the retirement and don't realize
it's not even worth it

Name: Co
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 16 March 2018

Knucklepin 

MOLE!!  Slither back under your rock....Csx rock...

Name: Knucklepin
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for 1-10 years
Posted: 16 March 2018

When can we get this hourly rate?  Also mgmt can you please continue to
fire all the babies that whine and cry about going to work five days a
week.

Name: Psych
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years
Posted: 15 March 2018

Pay attention!!

For years and years railroaders have been conned and manipulated
because you let them do it. Upper management is well aware of the
gossip hens and the crew room rumor mill. They use this to their
advantage to condition you like a rat in a lab experiment. They toss
out a little crumb of information on a plan they wish to accomplish
months ahead of time. Sometimes it is as long as a year before they
want to roll it out. Then they count on the rumors, the gossip and the
guessing to begin. They sit back and watch you scream, debate,discuss
and throw every senario under the sun out there. They let you post on
this site, rebel against your union and speculate till the cows come
home. Then after they feel like you have finally settled down and start
becoming weak they wait just a little bit longer. They wait until you
finally give up and say ...."They are going to do what they want to
anyway"! Then they come in for the kill. Everything you were going
crazy over is now being put in place.  The kicker is now they already
have you broke down. Your done going crazy. No more debating. No more
speculating. Easier now to toss out the crap and watch you just walk
away because the fight is out of you. They have been using this plan of
attack on you for so long you don't even realise they do it to you.
Your going through it right now! Your quiet. The frenzy over the hourly
wage and taking your job choices away is dying down. Watch your backs. 
It's time for them to move in. You better start getting something out
of your unions now. It's called ANSWERS!!!!!

Name: Bob Kennedy 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 15 March 2018

Thought this site would actually be informative,  but I have come to
realize it is nothing but a bunch of psycho,  conspiracy theorists ...
they are selling this closing this. It's obvious no one knows anything
unless it happens.. I mean with these fools only worried about running
the stock prices up and the employees and customers in the ground thats
the only facts that we have at this time.

Name: Longrail
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 15 March 2018

2018. CN hiring 800 trainmen.   CSX laying off and getting their ass
sued by customers and employees.      2022 prediction CSX will try to
recall furloughed men with no success and will be in the same situation
CN is in.    JX HQ full of puppets and thieves.

Name: Ely Carter-Williamson
E-mail: Nsrailfan8114@gmail.com
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for N/A
Posted: 15 March 2018

I am educating CSX Management for a project in school.  

Dear Mr. Foote and all management hired by E. Hunter Harrison last year


I am a local railfan who is 14 and is NOT your employee/slave nor will
be part of the mess that you created at CSX. As you know, there is an
incident in the Kanawha River that is caused by your company in 2015
while Harrison was CEO of CP Rail. It spilled crude oil into the river
where the wildlife is easily affected. Although that the Train K080
(North Dakota-Yorktown, VA) is known for derailments in Lynchburg, VA a
year prior before this one. This ďaccidentĒ was located in the Town of
Mount Carbon in West Virginia along the New River Subdivision. This
ďaccidentĒ was caused by a broken rail as well as ice and snow. As a
result, the EPA ordered CSX to clean up the mess. In case this may
occur again which it will since your ďPrecision RailroadingĒ which is
known for causing service problems and Employees being rushed by an
even more stressful schedule, here are some options that you and your
environmental team can do to protect your environment for a better
tomorrow. 

The first option is to use Booms to contain the river before it
destroys more of the wildlife. You wonít be able to destroy the
environment more in the future. Although it may be an eyesore to some
people and can only remove some of the oil, resulting in minor damage
to wildlife. It wonít be effective to your company though as you will
have to clean up the mess that you cause. 

The Next Option is to use Chemicals. A Special kind of Chemical is used
to disperse the oil quickly although it canít be used on weathered oil.
However, it is expensive to clean up. Also, It may contaminate the
water supply in the future as well as cause more problems around its
environment. If it occurs, expect angry lawsuits where you lose in them
(which is to be expected) 

My Last option is to prevent more situations like the one in West
Virginia and Lynchburg. That option is to divert oil trains away from
the hard hit Appalachian coal routes unless very necessarily (NOT for
fastest route) or you can let your rival NS or pipelines to take full
credit of delivering your crude oil. The track condition shows that the
region is not suit for these types and diverting it to better conditions
can lessen the chance for an accident like this to occur. It could be a
problem somewhere else, but I do ensure that you wonít get sued by
angry people/employees more. Also, you may find a faster more reliable
route for them.

I suggest that you should use booms and the prevention method I
recommended. Even though that it wonít help your company, it can still
protect your already ruined reputation. I hope that you take these
options seriously in case another Mount Carbon occurred. Maybe that it
can be your only promise that you did not break.  

 

Sincerely,
Ely Carter-Williamson

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

It was an article I lifted from the paper on pot in the work place. Why
is everyone a mole that posts article you donít like. Are you that
paranoid pal.

Name: Pot
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 14 March 2018

After July 1 2018 pot is legal in Canada. If your nineteen you can by it
legally and smoke it. So railroader that are in a safety sensitive
position. On there days off smoke a joint or go to a party and breath
it in.one joint can stay in the body for 30 days the more body fat and
the longer it stays in you. Pot is not water soluble you canít flush it
out with water. It stays in fat cell for a long time. Wonder how the
railways are going to deal with it. And you can legally have in your
possession 30 grams of pot.

Name: Inept
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 14 March 2018

I said this before Hh cut so deep at cn and cp, now they canít move
grain itís rotting in the bins. Cn is trying to hire 600 conductors.
For western Canada. Cp trying to get people back also. Canada and USA
vacancies. Now labour seems to matter, the goverment stood by and
watched it go down. Parking bad order hopper cars instead of fixing
them. Now the rr are putting pressure on goverment to buy new cars.
Give the tax payer the bill. Sad thing is the rr will get it. Where are
the watch dogs over these companies. O ya deregulation , on safety and
everything, big companies want it they get it. But go on strike your
destroying the country. But knowingly and purposely not shipping one of
the biggest products is ok. There is a 60 days serplus of grains in the
world. You would think it would be priority number one. And goverment
putting the pressure on the railways. They are passing a bill c-49
thatís going to fix everything. Fine the rr it looks good in the
newspapers. But no money changes hands. But they can blame employees
for everything with confidence and a straight face what a joke. CSX is
going to get a lot worse before it gets better. The same people that
did this in Canada are now at CSX expect more of the same

Name: watching
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 14 March 2018

Wax

This has been going on for years in this company. They have always
shown favoritism including crew management. Giving certain people PB
days but not letting others take it. Guys who suck up to them are
mysteriously getting their days turned off when they aren't supposed
to but if you look into their history(which the LCs have started doing)
They are manipulating the system by changing their job starts and
busting calls along with manipulating info to make it look like their
rest was messed up and then resetting their starts.  It wont be long
before the FRA is notified and this shit comes to a halt!!!

As for targeting, these extra board and out of town crews need to make
notes of anything they see or hear  with dates, times and names of who
is doing the same thing that others are getting written up for. The
only thing about this is if the supervisor is not there to witness it
they can come back and say they didn't know the other crews were doing
the same thing. They can say they just happen to be there at the time
the incident they wrote them up for occurred. Crews have to start
keeping track of the supervisors and get as much dirt as they can when
they are out and about with their regular crews.  The only way to stop
this shit is to start getting as much proof as possible on the
favoritism. Any radio transmissions your hear that is relevant write it
down with all info. Yeah we all know the radio tapes disappear when its
convenient for the company but at least you have word for word
conversations and when it happened!
Good guess the observation testing is going to come back full force and
the old Jacksonville hit squad with orders to get the failures up will
be out in full force. They deny they have the orders but we all know
its put out there. There are plenty of us who have talked with retired
TM and RF along with ones who were being transferred to other divisions
that spilled their guts and told us everything. The loyalty to the
company is not as good as they think it is. It really sucks that we
have to work in an industry that is built on so much back stabbing and
cut throat behavior and outright hostility in the workplace! Its one
for one now. Us against them.  DOCUMENT...DOCUMENT...DOCUMENT!

Name: 
E-mail: Job cuts
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 14 March 2018

CSX has confirmed that they want to cut another4200 jobs by 2020. You
are not special you are not valued employee. Why does any discipline
that the company dishes out surprise you. They are looking for ďCAUSEĒ
to fire you, if they canít find cause they can pull you out of service
for the smallest detail. Itís not fair but that is what they are doing.
Did it at cn cp. CSX is not any different. If they can can fire you for
cause they save big bucks in the long run. You can be a model employee
they still have you in there sites. To CSX management it is just
business. There stock is slowly on the rise and in companies mind they
are are doing the right thing.

Name: Wax
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 14 March 2018

We have targeting of out of town crews and extra board people filling
vacancies going on in Waycross. 

Warn a regular on a job but write up and fire a guy on the extraboard.
And the thing the person gets wrote up for is the same thing the other
2 jobs are doing.

Name: cond
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 14 March 2018

Operations

What you said is all fine and dandy but I have been in this horse and
pony show for over 20 years. Every single day I report to work there is
some kind of mix up. Wrong car wrong train. Cars in the train that are
not on the OBWO device for delivery. Taking too many cars to smaller
industries that we know aren't going to fit and having to bring them
back. We have been told the supervisors have been ordered to keep the
cars moving around. That makes it look like we are moving the freight
and not letting it sit. Shuffle it back an forth between point A and B
until it finally gets delivered. Used to set cars outside of an
industry on spur tracks and show them delivered. Come back the next day
and spot them. Sometimes it would be a couple days before they were
actually delivered. When I work the road its the same joke. Told to
stop and pick up cars along the route that are not on the work order.
No paperwork for them. Try and get the dispatcher to get paperwork sent
to us to pick up in route and no one has a damn clue what train they
came off of or exactly when they were set out. Used to green sheet work
like that 20 years ago. Faxed the info to the work order department when
we got to the AFHT. Haven't done that in years. Road trains don't
carry an OBWO device. One of my personal favorite jokes of all is when
Jacksonville sends you a work order of your train and the tonnage graph
for the engineer only has the engine numbers and the whole train is
missing. How in the hell can you send a crew a work order with just
engines on the tonnage graph and nothing else. Do these people in the
work order department not understand that there had to be cars with the
train. If its just a light power move that's understandable. The rest
of the work order has a block summary with info. So how in the hell
does the tonnage graph come through without the cars?????  This kind of
inept reporting happens all the time and has been happening since CSX
took over conrail.
You got your work cut out for you. I don't know who's heads are going
to roll as you stated but it darn well not be anyone on the crew. we
don't do this. We aren't responsible for this but yet we make phone
calls and do extra leg work every day because of this. Do we get any
credit for it? Do we get clerical pay for it? Do we ever get a simple
thank you for fixing the problems you and management created?
NO....NO......No!!!!  What we do get is a bunch of lip if things don't
go right and cars aren't worked in order or set out as scheduled
because we don't have the proper info and spend hours getting things
in order. When Foote starts holding everyone accountable for this I
hope he has old fashioned railroad sense and doesn't come back on us
in the field with blame and discipline because we aren't the ones with
this problem, We are just the BACKBONE of the railroad!

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

A day late and a dollar short, still in big sellout and layoff mode, but
the stock gains a little each week. Most likely will till the big
selloff is over.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 13 March 2018

The new mgmt cares only about stock price. Can someone point to the
company mission statement? There is none.  Shameful

Name: Operations
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 13 March 2018

T&E 
Pay attention. This is how it worked in the past. Under Wards rule your
OBWO information was critical for grants and attracting customers. That
is why you were ordered to manipulate the pick up, set off and depart
times at any industry you worked. The service star award that came with
the good numbers was great publicity and attracted potential customers.
No one really interviewed the customers in person to see if the service
was really performed as reported.
 No one wanted too. This area of business was and still is considered
in the calculations of management bonuses at the end of each year. It
was surprising when customer service saw post about the falsifying of
information on the OBWO reporting because it also helped with the craft
that received bonuses and the percentage was based on managements
performance ratings. You scratch our hacks and we will scratch yours.
Unfortunately it turned out that the only one receiving a bonus war the
engineers and conductors were left out. It's no wonder the conductors
were spilling the beans. They had nothing to lose.
But things are going to change. The new management team is going to
demand real numbers. Factual productivity. This is a whole new ball
game and a totally different type of business model. Attracting
customers is great but a hedge fun model is more walstreet.
Accountability on actual work performed and true reporting along with
accurate inventory will be expected. Customer cooperation and billing
will be tightened. Not knowing where cars are,where they have been or
where they are headed won't be tolerated. Reports need to be accurate.
In order to do this and do it right heads will have to roll. Work orders
must be accurate. Customers must get on board and do their part. If they
don't order the work then it doesn't get done. No more special favors.
This is a business not a charity service. Follow your bulletins. They
have a purpose. You may not see the big picture. reporting extra cars
pulled from an industry that were not ordered by that customer causes
more work and wasted time in the billing department. Moving cars or
picking up cars on line of road that are not on your work order does
not help solve the problems. Not knowing where cars are being set out
and by whom has to stop. Expect more changes to come. Report work
accurately and only do work that is ordered through documentation or on
the OBMO device.

Name: Pick a number
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 13 March 2018

I think with the layoffs Foote can go to pick a number system for
customers like they do at dept. of motor vehicles. Do to layoffs
customer can just wait till we get to you. Sorry for the back log. But
our operating ratio has to come down. And if losing customers to do it
is what we have to do. We have customer demand so we reduce work force.
There is nothing wrong with this picture. Is there?Fucked up in
jacks!!!!!

Name: Confused management
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 13 March 2018

You all know the old saying, the left hand does not know what the right
hand is doing. Management work under the rule,do as I say not what I
do. Itís a good thing they are making the calls, management can take
the heat to for going against there own policies. Iím just doing my
time then going home. Till next gong show as long as the money is in
the bank I will switch any track rain or shine, day or night. The more
layoffs the more management is going to have to figure out who is going
to do all the work. And which customers are more important. Once my time
is up Iím going home and you Einsteinís can figure it out. Just donít
pull your hair out doing it.

Name: cond
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 13 March 2018

Operating rules department.

Have those supervisors out there that are making us pull cars at
industries that are not on the on board and not on our work order.
Telling us that that bulletin you put out was a bunch of crap and was a
mistake. Make the customer happy first and don't worry about some paper
pusher in Jacksonville.  What do you want to do about it. Guess your
authority in the operating rules department doesn't mean shit. TM has
more power than you obviously!

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

https://www.bizjournals.com/jacksonville/news/2018/03/13/more-than-100-former-employees-sue-csx.html


Get some sue CSx and their managers who had a hand in this outrage

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

I read the names and accident details, of cause of fatalityís. Myself I
have had close calls and got lucky Iím not dead. With all these changes
at the railway it causes stress, and thinking of other issues. It just
takes one distracted moment and it could all be over. And on the
railway it would have to be the worst way to go. I know of a few young
people that got it between the couples. And they lived for eight hours
one three hours. One friend went over detail at night. Car tipped on
him the sill step pinned him at the abdomin. They got his wife and
priest. Gave last rights wife said good bye. When they lifted the car
off him he passed. He had four months till retirement. It will never
happen to us right. Take your time to do your job safely, I been to
many wrecks and accidents and they never leave your mind when you see
fellow worker dead.

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

Csx had another fatality yesterday. M of W employees was killed by a
piece of equipment. Still pushing for more layoffs and lower operating
ratio.

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

If CSX puts hourly wage on the table, your local and national reps.
Should hold meetings at each local union hall and explain how this will
affect each and every dues paying member. It is the unions duty, to do
this for the members and the union can even offer a directive on how to
vote. Because Iím sure they know how it has affect d members at  other
carriers. The last thing the union wants is to lose paying members.
Everything else you hear is hear say gossip.

Name: Doesnít matter
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 13 March 2018

we are all screwed!!!!
This regime has no intention of long term everyone know this. If this
hourly stuff thatís on the table gets voted in its over! Iíve been here
long enough I wonít be without a job with that being said I see no good
of this ďhourly wage agreementĒ what I hope employees understand that
the pay is the least of it. There will be so many other details in this
that will eliminate jobs and everything we signed up for. You will not
make any more money and if you do itís because you will be working
yourself into the grave. I know people that left here for CN with that
being said I donít know a single one that had to do it over again would
of stayed at CSX. Yea they make more money but no time off. Just take
the time and give it some thought CSX is not looking out for the men
whether you have 1 or 30 years seniority when it is proposed all I ask
is you look past the hourly rate and look at what your giving up for
it. If you donít vote you might as well vote for it. By all means do
what you think is best for you but all I ask is you take the time to
look at the big picture. And at least place a vote!

Name: Tech
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 1-10 years
Posted: 13 March 2018

Wax 
 I got-have sometin-something you can wax. Glad that's-that is all you
got-have to worry about.  JESUS!

Name: UP RD (Dumb) Lambeth
E-mail: rlambeth@csx.com
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 13 March 2018

UP has an unwritten policy in the corporate bylaws, not to promote any
former Southern Pacific manager, beyond the position of Asst.
Vice-President.
Why would they? Because it was dumb managers like you that destroyed 
the Southern Pacific!
It's only logical!

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

A lot of you need to learn this.

There, Their, They're

Their is the possessive case of the pronoun they, as in ďThey left
their cell phones at home.Ē ... There is also used as a pronoun
introducing a sentence or clause, as in ďThere is still hope.Ē They're
is a contraction of the words they and are, as in ďThey're mastering
the differences between three homophones!Ē

Name: Due diligence 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 12 March 2018

Do what is required of you nothing more nothing less. Do only what you
are instructed to do. Do not help the company out, give them factual
information let them decide on your moves. You still work under a
collective agreement and it stands till your contract expires. Follow
all the rules never argue with management,unless your life or others
lives are in danger. Follow all the rules and you should not get nailed
for insubordination. I always made it clear, to the guys the management
team get paid the big bucks to make decisions and manage people. The
days of you scratch my back I scratch your back are gone. Donít be the
hero it will get you nowhere. CSX management is still trying to roll
out Hh progressive rr plan. There going to make mistakes, donít put
yourself in a position to get blamed for there mistakes. And do not
offer solutions or suggestions to there problems.

Name: UP DRUG TRAINS
E-mail: jimyoung@up.com
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 12 March 2018

The Sad Legacy of Jim Young:

Profits ballooned under his watch, and that's because Union Pacific
hauled(Drugging America)more drugs than all the Cartels combined to
Chicago-Los Angeles!

Name: Rules
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years
Posted: 12 March 2018

Crews 

Just remember one thing before you set yourself up with a possible
charge of insubordination charges. There is a good faith challenge
policy. If the incident at hand is not listed as one of the acceptable
challenges you won't have a leg to stand on if your pulled out of
service until an investigation is done as to why you refused the
supervisors order. The previous poster was correct. Take the issue to
the operating rules department.  Let them handle the issue. If they
instruct you to follow the bulletin and it is not given to you in
writing or via email that provides you with proof that could be a
problem. Ask for a confirmation email.

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

When the brass in the ivory tower put out bullitens and policy, it
sounds great but they donít know the full extent of railroading. Thatís
why lower management try to tweek everything with oral instructions.
Fuck them go by the book.

Name: Safe
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 12 March 2018

Stick with the program they set out bullitens and officially release
instructions. Hearsay means nothing. In a court of law paper trumps
hearsay always. If some clown tells you to go against company policy. I
would challenge it. When your on the mat and have to go for statements.
They always push policy. A managers directive can be denied and no
proof you where told by manager. Go by the book with these guys. Trust
me pulled out of service twice. Fired once returned all three times,
they played the game with me abitrator went by the book I won.

Name: Cond
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 12 March 2018

Cond.

To answer your question about the train changes it's going on
everywhere. This Foote character is doing the same roll the dice
railroading HH did. One week you pick up the next you set off. One week
you got one train symbol then it changed the next. We went through
destroying and doing away with yards and played with hump yards. Now
their chopping trains in half, rerouting, changing blocks around. Have
no idea what your doing. The work orders are a joke as ususl. Missing
pick up and set off info. Nothing unusual with this outfit.

HQ SYSTEM BULLETIN 014 DATED FEB.22-
CARS MUST NOT BE PULLED FROM INDUSTRY UNLESS LISTED IN THE ELECTRONIC
WORK ORDER DEVICE OR PRINTED CSX WORK ORDER.

TM had the nerve to jump our asses because we didnt stop at an industry
on the way to the home terminal and get cars THAT WERE NOT ON THE WORK
ORDER. Bitched we should have asked someone if the work needed to be
done. Asked him why we would challenge a system bulletin that was black
and white. No gray area. Not our fault the company screwed things up.
Quit blaming the crews for deparmental problems. Ordered us to check
with dispatch for now  on. Who the hell is he to override a system
bulletin from HQ. This shit never ends. Next time I'm calling
operating rules department and finding out what they want us to do with
this conflict. Sure it will be a pass the buck answer. Same crap just a
different day!

Name: Cond
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 12 March 2018

Fellow brothers 

Still can't get anything out of the LC's. Their just as clueless as
us or lying to keep us in the dark. I think they know shit is coming
and it's going to stick us in the ass.  Their scared we're going to
raise hell and strike against them. Stop paying the full dues. We
don't have to pay all of them.  Opt out of the legislative portion.
They need to talk to us. What the hell do we pay them for.  No one has
a damn clue what is going down behind the closed doors. It's no
different than paying a lawyer to work for you and he never returns
your calls.  BULLSHIT!

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

Foote and the A team do not give two hoots about CSX. He is getting his
orders from mantle ridge. So if your an employee expect the companies
decision making is to benefit mantle ridges share holders. As an
employee you are just a pawn in this game,the company could care a less
about any of your grievances or working conditions. If the Foote A team
can eat your lunch they will, to them they could care a less if your a
good employee or bad employee. You are a deficit  to the company. You
are working for a group that cares about one thing mantle ridge and
themselfs. The time they are with CSX donít expect anything else. If
you can avoid the job cuts your doing good. After this raid on CSX by
this group and only after they leave CSX, will there be change. It took
about seven years after Hh left cnrail that change is starting to
happen. My gut tells me that Foote is going to fail rolling out Hh
plan, and getting positive results he will crash and burn or board of
directors will try and can him.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: CSX Customer, for N/A
Posted: 11 March 2018

How many customers have left csx to date? How much revenue has been
lost? Are customers happy with csx?  It seems nobody likes the new csx

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

Hh and Foote plan is to streamline CSX by running north to south with
the hot traffic. It looks good on paper for the share holders. And
exclude any branchline or intercepting lines. That involve a drag train
that has to do a lot of switching and going out of the way for the
customer. These lines and customers are profitable and where the bread
and butter for the railways. But the volume is not there to get get
fast huge profit. By taking these lines out of there plan. They donít
have to show any delays equipment or crew issues. They just want to
present the nice stuff to the share holders. Drive the share price up
and get the hell out. Because the plan they want  present to the share
holders will not hold up for long because they are not generating
customer revenue. The only thing falsely supporting that they are
making a profit is cutting staff and selling assets. And that will not
last long doing that. They know that to continue making profit you have
to retain the customers you have and getting new customers. You donít do
this by selling your equipment and rail lines. Cn rail is finding this
out today to stay with customer demand. They have to spend millions of
dollars to stay in business. Hh and Foote sold all cn assets that they
could to get share price up. Then sell the stock and move to the next
victim company  They made millions at the price of turning cn into a
skeleton railway from the big company it once was. Now they are
repeating these practices at CSX.

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

i want to see Foote and friends try there new plan just to watch it
fail.

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

Like I said Foote is a bean counter. He is getting his ideas from some
so called experienced manager planners. What ever they roll out, there
plans are going to be full of holes. Then it is back to the drawing
board. Kick back watch the gong show, because lots of screw ups coming.

Name: American worker
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 10 March 2018

Blah blah blah yeah you're right just keep following orders from the
kapo's they're looking out for us Trump's in it for the money right

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

Political blah blah 

The damage is done. The white house is full of crap from the potus on
down. Now blah blah till the cows come home. It's not going to change
a damn thing Foote and his money hungry greedy little bench men are
going to do. You think they give a rat's but what trump or his cronies
are doing this morning. It's business as usual and that means chopping
us to death and screwing our eyeballs out. Conforming his little flock
of sheep. Send a letter to congress. See how far that gets you! We're 
going to lose our work protection,seniority and any quality of life we
have left. No job choices. Higher union dues. Longer hours. Whipped
like a mule. What for? Some idiots who think an hourly rate quote looks
good on paper in front of their faces. A bunch of retards who can't see
a bait and switch scheme right in front of their faces. Type of men that
buy a new car with the company discount with dealer cuts and a coupon
then after they add the wheel tax, top coat, shipping tax, etc...end up
paying full cost anyway! Unions going to get rich off this and have less
claims to deal with because our rights to work with some control will be
gone. This is gonna be the biggest mistake union members have ever made
in this business if we let it happen.

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

I recently crossed paths with one of those brain washed managers outside
of the rail road he was proud to have gone to hunter camp and feels CSX
is on the right track I know his past he come from the crafts and was
known as one of the top laziest in his craft and now he a manager and
truly thinks CSX is doing the rite thing what a ass kisser I wonder how
he will feel when they show how much he is needed down the road and
falls victim to the greed of mantle ridge I'm sure he will have a
change of heart just to show you what is left in management is not
much.

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

Well they're smart guy who do you think pays the taxes that's right
you and me so the next time some dumbasses from the union come in and
start talking about taxing the company all they're talking about doing
is tax and you and me. Production Cost Plus profit equals sales price
when they say we're going to tax the company they're just making you
and me pay more

Name: PSR
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 09 March 2018

CSX suspends Chicago 59th Street Yard inbound traffic 
Shippers will face more delays sending freight out of Chicago. CSX
Transportation is overwhelmed with outbound freight and will not accept
containers being dropped off at the 59th Street terminal through March
12.

PSR

Name: CSX from cuts
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 09 March 2018

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=0TaNeam-J-g#  Footed maintance plan for
csx

Name: Future
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 09 March 2018

Cn was Hh first slash and burn rr in Canada. Sold everything he could
cut lots of jobs. Ran the existing equipment into the ground, bad order
cars where never taken off trains. Had the highest fatalities under his
watch. Major derailment month after month. Today ceo replaced they have
to spend millions of dollars to go back to the way the company was ran
before Hh destroyed it. Cn and cp has left so much money on the table
by not shipping grain. Now the goverment will force them to. CSX
employees this is how it is going to go down at CSX. Because will even
get worse the way your network of tracks are laid out. Donít lose focus
who Foote really works for mantle ridge. My point there are going to be
many mistakes and screw up by this management team before they realize
they will have to go back to the basics. Serving customers and looking
for new business. Foote never mentions new business. Because cutting
everything he canít take on new business. Not away to run a railway.

Name: Truth
E-mail: 
Employed as: Yard Master, for 10-20 years
Posted: 09 March 2018

To Foote,
                Who did you think elected our new CEO?
The answer is none other than the board itself, which is run by Paul
Hilal and Mantle Ridge. Theyíre not going anywhere for 3 1/2 more
years. Sorry boss.

Name: Foote
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 09 March 2018

Reading article in trains magazine,Hh checked out they put Foote in ceo
job. Not really the right fit for ceo. He is following Hh plan to slash
and burn CSX. But they said he really does not have a clue going forward
with existing customers and new customers. It said all departments have
been cut so bad that footed office staff is just calling customers
telling them shipping prices are going up. I think this Foote is just
buying himself time. Till the board of directors figure out he is just
a fraud. So hang on folks donít get to use to new changes just yet.
Because there will be many changes before someone at the top gets it
right. He keeps telling investors all the more cuts he is going to
make. And how he is going to stream line CSX. The investors eat all his
BS up for now. But if things donít start paying up he has to go , or
investors will go elseware

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

Everyone seems to be worried about greedy CEOs where's the concern for
greedy fat cat demnrat politicians who sold all our jobs to NAFTA and
then come back and shake your hand and tell you how hard they're
working for you against the evil Repubicans

Name: Esq
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 09 March 2018

Employers can deny perfect 
attendance awards to employees who take FMLA leave (and thus are
absent) as long as they treat employees taking non-FMLA leave the same
way.


LCs off  Union buisness do they get Their CAPS reduced when laying
off?
If so CSX is in violation with their caps policy.

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

Sad

What are you talking about?  No more hotel stays.

Name: Ynot
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 09 March 2018

I was pulled OOS for alleged Fmla misuse over Christmas.   I've 
recently been marked back up and working.   CSX  kangaroo court found
me guilty of misuse but reinstated me with time served.   I did not
sign a waiver.   I'm posting this because I know some were pulled out
and were terminated.    If I'm found guilty just like my co worker. 
Why are some reinstated and others let go?  My understanding is there
are multiple law firms working on bringing suit over this matter.   I
for one will seek reimbursement decided by a court for their blatant
disregard of my protected leave.  My lawyer and I have decided to file
suit against CSX and multiple individuals.

Name: Dave dudley
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 09 March 2018

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=JrHglmdhTKc#

Name: RRJim
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 09 March 2018

Democrats 

Why didn't Bush change it in the 8 years he was in office with a
Republican controlled Congress? Clinton & Obama during most of their
terms in office had a Republican controlled Congress. Why didn't
Congress change it? Republicans were looking out for corporations.
Corporations outsourcing to China, India etc... were getting richer &
fatter. I'm sure you believe what you wrote, but I lived during those
times and it wasn't the way you put it. The downfall of the American
worker started with Ronald Reagan an it just kept spiraling down. We
ended up with a billionaire class feeding frenzy cutting everything the
American workers fought for. Gone was the pension replaced by crappy
401K's, healthcare was replaced by voluntary group policies etc... The
American workers wages have been stagnant for 25 years. Today they might
be edging up but it'll take a long time to catch up.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 09 March 2018

Don't know who decided to kill off the Tallahassee and P&A
Subs but it caused about 75% percent of trainman and engineers to be 
Either furloughed or cut back. I'm one of them, it's a ghost town
now. Q608 and Q609 only trains left.

Name: Use your brain
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 09 March 2018

Mo Money your a moron .. if you are not making a decent living with what
you make out here now then 48 to 50 dollars an hour is still not going
to be enough for you stop living outside your means you need a new job.
I am not saying that we are not underpaid we are but all you guys that
want hourly are ignorant.  Yea who in their right mind wouldn't want
to make 48 to 50 dollars an hour but look past the dollar signs, This
company is not dumb they know what they are doing.  D

Name: Full of it mo money
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 09 March 2018

Mo money your a shit disturber, a majority of employees are not voting
for hourly wage and giving up work rules. Only a fish like you will
fall for the bait. They can try taking it away but we are not giving it
away.

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

That is there plan and they put those layoff numbers out there to retain
and attract investors. There is a finite number of people cuts and
property to reduce. After that it has to be revenue to bring in the
cash. I gruels believe this precision railroading is going to fall flat
on its face. If share stay stagnant, I can see Foote kicker to the curb
with his team. And CSX will have to go back to real railroading serving
customer and finding new customers. Or end up merging with another
carrier. The Hh dream team days are number d I think. Itís not over
till itís over.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 08 March 2018

Why CSX is cutting thousands of jobs every other industries is adding
jobs and the other class one rail roads are no exception most of those
laid off will be working else where very soon and after mantle ridge is
long gone and when they need all those people to come back most are
going to tell go pack sand.

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

Corporate greed has no morals.  6200 layoffs in 3 years means 200-300
workers per month.  The message is clear.  All they care is stock price
at the expense of everything else.  Employee morale gone.

Name: Democrats. Job give away
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 08 March 2018

Clinton and Obama gave American jobs to China and Far East. Americans
import 70 percent of everything they use from China and Asian
countries. Chinaís air pollution kills over half a million of there own
people. Industrial disease the same per year. By 2030 chinas drinkable
water will be unfit for animals and humans. China will implode from
there practises.The best hope at getting valuable work back in the USA
is Trump.Democrats do not believe in borders and want a new world
order. If Hillary Clinton would of became president the USA would of
been doomed.

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

https://youtu.be/mMlmjXtnIXI

Watch death by China documentary every American worker needs to watch
this and understand why they can't find a good job

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

I bring up hourly rate with everyone I work with. Maybe 1 in 10 disagree
with it. So when it passes don't think a not voted ballot means guys
were to lazy. They just want it too so no need to vote and your ballot
will be counted as a yes. SHO ME THE MONEY !

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

http://trn.trains.com/news/news-wire/2018/01/22-csx-reviewing-8000-miles-of-rail-lines-for-potential-sale

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

WHo decide to sell the Tallahassee and P&A subs? Have they been bought
yet? I used to railfan in Quincy FL until they started running most
Q600 trains from montgomery to Waycross. I still catch the local
thankfully which has a GP60 demonstrator working it right now!

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

Hourly rate?  Its funny how a lot of railroaders post on this site
blaming the union for talking to the carrier.  In case you have
forgotten, WE are the union, and a union is only as strong as its
members.  I really don't care what the GC negotiates.   Its up to the
members to get off the toilet and vote them down!  Every contract you
have the opportunity to vote it down, and see what the carrier is
willing to come back with.  After every contract the guys start
screaming about the raw deal they got, and then the numbers come out
showing how many people who didn't vote.  You have nobody to blame but
yourself if you don't vote!

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

When Hh was ceo of cprail. Two board of directors resigned, because they
found it unethical,and disgusting what Hh was doing to the company and
the way employees where treated. They had a conscious and the pay they
received was not worth being part of the destructions of an iconic
company. Hopefully CSX board of directors do the same.

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

CSX employees post all the underhanded things that are being done to us
and the company, media public board of directors and share
holders,donít know how low this Foote and mantle ridge have gone. But
hopefully they read this site.

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

CSX has confirmed to cutting jobs till 2020,at a time economic growth is
predicted. And gdp is on its way up. Operating ratio goal 60 percent.
Well Foote canít take on new business while cutting staff and selling
equipment. Under Foote these managers will be working there days off,
12 to 16 hours a day. And the manager pool will try to out do each
other. They want to shine for there almighty Foote. The reality is they
will not be able to keep up this pace. The more they do the more Foote
wants from them, some will be fired,and some will resign. Just sit back
and watch this happen !!!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 08 March 2018

I don't think even though they most if not all departments are now
short staffed the management will not make up the slack from my
experience most come from the crafts and become management because they
where to lazy and worthless to make it but where the worst and biggest
dumb asses you will ever meet and where all full of shit they will dump
more on the ones left and under this HH style of running things they
will just bully and intimate the ones left and most will fall in line
because they will be glad they where spared. union contracts, craft
lines and work rules are nothing to the company and there ass sucking
management to break. and any one who has a problem with it will be
screwed over so screw CSX and all there ass licking managers

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

Many Americans are employed by cn and cp right here in the USA. We are
informed on all work issues USA and Canada. A railroader is a
railroader no boarders.

Name: American worker
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 08 March 2018

Well there Billy bad azz....who do you think has been watching out for
"workers" ? The ones that signed NAFTA right ? Stop getting marching
orders from morons that laugh at you after you leave the room and do
some research on who's really looking out for workers

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 08 March 2018

We like hearing from cpcn they went threw the whole ordeal with Hh. We
have been given a heads up on a lot of things.The only one being
embarrassed is you CSX manager for the way you treat us.

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

Some of you guys are making us look like we're idiots with you totally
bullshit posts. Sleep 4 hours....no hotel provided...give me a break. I
hope anyone with some sense outside of the RR knows your full of bs. And
these are but a few examples. And the Canadian guys just need to stay
the hell off of here.

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

Itís just not railway workers getting ripped off from Foote and friends
.Its the tax payers to the money CSX is getting for programs by the tax
payers. They are pocketing it to benefit share holders.

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

One thing I witnessed at cp was they would pull people out of service,
even if it meant being short staff. Then from staff shortage they
counted on management to make up the short fall. Driving many to
resign. CSX itís coming your way. Hh was ruthless I donít know how much
of it rubbed off on Foote

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

What a bunch of liers, they laid carman off and parked the hopper
because they did not want to fix them. Before Hh  we cut off bottom
chutes off and replaced them with modern chutes which gave the cars
years of service. Hh stopped the program. But took the money for the
program. And oil trains where priority, over grain shipments.

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

https://www.ble-t.org/pr/news/headline.asp?id=48672

We will all be reading this story in The United States in a couple of
years.   Same game plan at CSX that failed at CN and CP.  They legally 
rape and plunder all assets and leave a proffitable company in disarray.
 We can't legally strike but these hoods can pull this.

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

The stock is stagnat Foote and company in panick mode,so they have can
some people makes them feel powerful. Thatís all they have to try and
control employees. Nothing else. They save there magic wands from there
nice offices nothing happens. They are in pergatory. What would Hh do
they are thinking. Lol

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

I was pulled out of service twice at cprail under Hh for nothing. Was
returned to work both times with back pay. I think maybe a guy is
better off sitting at home away from all this crap. For what they send
you home for any arbitrary hear is going to get your job back. The
arbitrator nose what this company is doing to employees.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Crew Dispatcher, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 08 March 2018

Terminating men for over speed.
Down loading locomotive for not going fast enough in yard tracks. 
Down loading engines because hear say.
Low on man power
Twist agreement to suit carrier needs 
Show up on rest while working extra board
Forces to away from home terminal yet carrier says you canít stay at
hotel and you will not get three hour call but you have to show up on
rest. I know men who are getting less than 4 hours sleep because of
this and working 18 plus hours daily due to driving and working 12
plus.
It seems to me the CN is probably a good place to work now since we got
all there incompetent managers. Local Trainmaster are scared to death no
balls. 
Iíve come to the conclusion that termination is imminent so why worry
about it.
From what Iíve seen itís not to this level everywhere.
FRA defect found reported mechanical said do not move locomotive
Trainmaster said take it until he heard what mechanical said then he
was told to download locomotive from assistant super and find something
anything the engineer did wrong in 12 hour trip and charge him.
As any railroader knows if they download looking they will find
something I donít care how good you are.  This place is an awesome job.
I wish they would hurry up and get stock price up from there liquidation
sale so they can move on and the railroad can get back to railroading

Name: earl
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 08 March 2018

csx investors you are being lied too. dwell time and velocity are
terrible. not improving . the trick they are using is that they will
change train id's 4 or 5 times a day or whatever it takes until
consist is gone. so dont be so dumb. and don't forget the 400 mil that
is owed to the greedy harrison family.. what are you the investor going
to do when nothing is left to sale. they are still losing customers. I
am sure never to return. then where is your investment. mantle ridge
cares nothing about your investment.you all single handle ruined good
family jobs

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 07 March 2018

I got back after held out for fmla but lawsuit is still coming show me
the money.sorry zzz csx an ur management see who has last laugh...

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

Csx leases the w&a anyway . They donít own it.

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

https://www.ctvnews.ca/mobile/business/cn-rail-on-hiring-spree-after-being-surprised-by-laid-off-workers-passing-on-jobs-1.3647130.
 Now cn has to spend 250 dollars to keep it running. 250 dollars Hh
Foote and friends have to the share holders in the past. This is what
will most likely happen to CSX. After they are done selling everything
off.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 07 March 2018

I had Hh as ceo for 4 years it was total hell. There mandate while in
charge is to sell cut fire people. Do anything they have to do without
caring about what happens to the company once they leave. The whole
world rotates around them while in charge. They do not honour
collective agreements nothing. There is no one that can negotiate with
these people. They have tunnel vision and that is it. If you find
yourself in there sites, it does not turn out good for you. They will
push any labour laws , violate the collective agreement on perpuse. You
name it they will violate it. So if you can get threw the next years
till mantle ridge is gone. Because nothing will get any better till
then. A ceo is suppose to look out for the welfare of company and share
holders. But with these people the company assets are there for the
taking, legally.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years
Posted: 07 March 2018

Senseless greedy economics. 

Foot mgmt is basically cashing in CSX accumulated value of 100 plus
years for mantle ridge. Little new investment, losing customer revenue,
selling assets, cutting routes, cancelling projects, laying off workers,
and reducing the company's footprint. All for the goal of raising stock
price so that mantle ridge investors can sell their stock.  All for
short term profit, stealing the life and value of csx built over a
hundred years. An example of capitalism gone wrong. The entire board of
directors should be fired. Trump is going to do the same with tariffs. 
Vote vote vote. It matters!

Name: cond.
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 07 March 2018

Ape

Your absolutely right. And no one will read everything or get involved.
Just spout off. Just like they did on this site for about a month on the
FMLA frenzy.  We are going to sue. The Feds are going to throw the book
at CSX for breaking the law. People went crazy on here like mad rabid
dogs and now its quiet and no one is saying anything. No one has said
if anyone got back to work or fired for good. And exactly what I posted
on here over a month ago has happened. ABSOLUTLEY NOTHING WILL HAPPEN TO
CSX.  Some may get back to work if they haven't and with back pay but
CSX wont pay a single penny in fines.  The only thing that has been
constant is that ghetto joke who keeps posting his MOFOs and his black
arss ghetto talk. A real good example of the mentality of some of the
morons who work(ed) for csx.

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

Easy M

Kick back and enjoy time off.  You be back sooner than u thank.   You
be richer for it.   Lot of mofos be getting that ass sued.   My lawyer
gots a whole list of names I be suing my TM is listed too.   What be
funny time the suit gets filed he might be already gone or fired.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 07 March 2018

My advise is if you have one year or twenty five years service. I would
read everything that the union and company put out regarding contract
changes etc. Then make sure you vote on issues. Donít be lazy you have
lots of time to read everything while you are on pay. And in the
collective agreement they have to let you leave work to vote. So the
rest is up to you. You are the author of your own future. And if you
need one you can get advanced ballots.

Name: Feete
E-mail: Hq@jax.com
Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 07 March 2018

We heard you men loud and clear in the field.   We have started to take
actions on your ongoing request.  

Labor asked for a new attendance policy.  We came up with the new
cutting edge CAPS policy.


Labor asked to control moves.  We gave them the Bid System.

Labor asked to make their sick brothers work just as mush as the rest
of us have to.  We are currently unjustly bringing the hammer down on
fmla. (Please be a good employee and report anyone you don't like who
might be abusing their leave)

Labor asked for more starts.  We are cutting the pools.

This and many more changes are coming.  Only because we consider every
employee as an asset and value their input.

Thank You
Be safe
Jay Feete esq

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 07 March 2018

When I was on the election committee on local elections maybe get thirty
present out. I had a check off sheet on who voted. And for national
issues they received a ballot in the mail, and did not have to affix
postage on return ballot. Guys would bitch in the lunch room but I New
they never voted, but I could not say anything. If members donít get
involved. The company just chips way at your benefits a little at a
time. Then people sit back and say when did they do that. What the
company likes to do is give signing bonuses. Give a little on this end
take a lot on other end. When you give your future away only blame
yourself.

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

Me

The issue with every vote is the lack of members voting. In just about
every one it's lucky to get 60% who take a few minutes to do it. Then
you get the excuses of they didn't get a ballot, or it was going to
pass anyways etc... it is going to pass with those attitudes. Not
getting a ballot is an easy fix. If someone is already a defeatist then
why complain. In a union democracy it's essential to participate
especially on issues that have will have a major impact.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 06 March 2018

The whole FMLA debate is crazy! Cindy Sanborn started the letter a
couple years ago about telling on your fellow brothers to become
qualified medical doctors and rattling them out if you believed they
were abusing it or not! There are people like myself that has it for
Fibromyalgia and for my wife with fiber neuropathy! Pray for us with
medical issues during these hard times at CSX! And donít judge others

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

So called sell track, they sell track give equipment to so called new
owner they do all the switching shipping to CSX track all non union
employees. I think CSX wants to run main tracks sell the rest to
contractors. That is one way of getting away from unions. Itís not the
first time itís been done. At one time a contractor was never aloud to
work beside a union member. Now working side by side with non union
employees is the norm. Over the years they slipped a contractor in here
and there. No one really cared to now. Wrecks are contracted out repair
shops etc. The railways save a ton of money.

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

They can sell anything they want. After that rent or lease back. They
have creative agreements. It is no different you getting a second
mortgage or selling your house then renting off the new owner. The
railways use to rebuild locomotives. A million miles or ten years which
ever came first. Now they have a lease which comes with a GE tech for
warranty. Which the technician is on site all the time. They figured it
out that they save a lot more money and have state of the art equipment.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 06 March 2018

No way they can sell the L & N and W&A . Thatís not even logical .

Name: Me
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 06 March 2018

I'll be voting no if this Hourly rate thing comes up for vote, although
i'm sure the Unions will push it thru anyways.  The only plus I see is
most of those people in CSX Labor Relations will be losing their jobs. 
While CSX is at it, maybe they can get rid of CSX payroll employees and
contract out that work to.  These folks in LR and Payroll have been
raping our agreements and stealing from us for way to long. Good
Riddance.

Name: NLRB
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 06 March 2018

TO ???? Conductor

If you really want to understand your rights as a union member I
suggest you visit the National Labor relations board web site and read
through the LMRDA. Please note that the Railway labor act has
absolutely nothing to do with your rights as a union member or fair
representation by a union. Many railway employees are often mislead to
believe other wise. This is a well known stall tactic used to mislead
uneducated union members.

Rules about Union dues:

The amount of dues collected from employees represented by unions is
subject to Federal and State laws and court rulings.
The NLRB allows employers and unions to enter into union-security
agreements which require all employees in a bargaining unit to become
union members and begin paying union dues and fees within 30 days of
being hired.
Even under a security agreement, employees who object to full union
dues may continue as "core" members and pay only that share of dues
used directly for representation, such as collective bargaining and
contract administration. You also do not have to pay the portion used
to support a political figure that you do not support but your union
does. Known as objectors they are no longer full members but are still
protected by the union contract. Unions are obligated to tell all
covered employees about this option, which was created by a Supreme
Court ruling  and is known as the "Beck right"!
An employee may object to union membership on religious grounds, but in
that case must pay an amount equal to dues to a nonreligious charitable
organization.

One of the biggest claims filed is one where the Union did not disclose
the legal rights to the employee being hired. This is not uncommon. The
unions do not want to lose any money and will hide this fact quiet
often. If you feel that your rights have been violated you can contact
the NLRB and file a complaint. In the meantime if you feel that you are
not being represented to the fullest extent of your agreement you have
every right to have your dues reduces to an amount that covers the
items listed above. Unfortunately there has been strong allegations in
the past that members who opt out of full dues by their Federal rights
find themselves being left on the back burner and their representation
for filed claims and violations of the contract may take an
unreasonable amount of time. There are Federal laws that protect all
Union members in the United States from this type of behavior.
Again, you DO NOT HAVE TO pay full union dues.

Name: Seniority 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 06 March 2018

Seniority is and always was sacred,and older injured people with old
work injuries could bid on better jobs that suited them to accommodate
there physical ability, made sense. Bidding on vacation etc. Longer
service employees had more experience they gained over the years. A
good system for the railway industry. If they go to hourly and take
seniority off the table,and just want a warm body to fill positions. I
can see injury claims increase. The company would be smart to buyout
and give these employees early retirement. The company will save money
in the long run. If the company messes with the seniority system they
are going to have nothing but disgruntled employees and wished they had
not  taken it away from workers. I can see this as number one strike
issue, and if ordered back to work by the goverment. Just stay out and
suffer the consequences, and send a message to CSX once and for all

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

Cn cp precision railroading was very simple to roll out. Because both
companies tracks ran in a straight line from coast to coast. While CSX
tracks are all over the place. CSX is not going to succeed with
precision railroading. For just that reason and the share value is
reflecting that it is not working. I feel Foote is just a token in the
number one position because the board of directors where desperate, to
fill position. Once Foote has made such a mess of CSX. Get fired or
walks away. He has no skin in the game and nothing to lose. No one in
there right mind would want the job of trying to make CSX profitable
again. Foote is 64 years old. He is just trying to set himself up for
his retirement. Donít kid yourself he is in it for that reason, then he
will move on and enjoy his life at your expense .

Name: SAMCRO
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 06 March 2018

CSX might not need a clerk. CSX might not need a yard master. CSX might
not need  a trainmasters. CSX might not need a RFE. CSX might not need
a terminal manager. CSX might not need a computer tech. CSX might not
need a benefits manager. CSX might not need utility man. CSX might not
need employee availability specialist.  CSX might not need a rules
department.  CSX might not need Fmla department. CSX might not need a
payroll department. CSX might not need customer service center.  

BUT UNTILL THERE IS NOT A RAILROAD or R2D2 IS AT THE CONTROLS.  THOSE
BITCHES IN FLORIDA NEED A LOCOMOTIVE OPERATOR.   

Mantle Ridge are legal criminals.

Name: Investing
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 06 March 2018

As an investor I have followed CSX stock. Now that the Hh hipe  is over
what I see  is CSX going forward with Hh precision railway plan. And
they have tunnel vision doing it. As they move forward they sell cut
staff. And have no regard for customers or seeking new customers. They
are trying to increase the stock by getting operating ratio down. But
are forgetting that revenue comes from the customers. And by the time
they roll the PR plan out customers that they lost have found other
ways to move there products. So that revenue is lost now. Another
mistake they are making is deferring infrastructure and equipment
repair. Foote did this at cnr. Now cnr has to spend millions for
infrastructure repair new locomotives staff everything. And just
appointed new ceo. So what cnr gained in the past. They have to put
back into the system and more today to keep system running. What CSX is
doing is just getting as much as they can for mantle ridge ,then they
will bail out. And CSX will be just a small portion of what it once
was.

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

Informant is right, the union canít do much about changes. The union can
only put in grievances when the company violates the collective
agreement. And put out local fires before it , canít be settled and
goes to abitration. My experience with this management. They donít care
about the collective agreement. They just do what they want and say just
grieve it. They know how long it takes for issue to go to arbitration.
So if you feel wronged you still have to follow instructions from the
company and just put grievance in. And the union has many grievances.
And as we move forward less money to fight because all union due payers
are being laid off or fired. CSX cuts from 29000 to 21000 that is a lot
of union dues lost. So union has to watch there spending also. It will
be interesting what new contracts will look like at the end of all
this.

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

https://www.wsj.com/articles/csx-will-slash-capital-spending-as-it-streamlines-freight-operations-1520023848

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

http://arbitrations.netfirms.com/croa/35/CR3302.htm

Name: ???
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 06 March 2018

Union Brothers

Im new to this union business stuff and so far from what Im seeing it
isn't just a rip off but kind of being forced to pay for a service
that keeps us from getting our legs broke like in the mafia days. But
what I don't get is how is this all legal when they aren't really
protecting a damn thing for us and leaving us in the dark.

Can someone explain how they figure our dues. I was told the Unions get
a percentage of what our wage is. How do they figure what our wage is if
we get trip rates. I can understand how they figure yard guys because
they have set 8 hour rate.  If we go to hourly how are they going to
figure what they can take out of our pockets on that. I think they
would only be able to figure everyone at a 40 hour work week times the
hourly wage. But then we don't work 40. Most of us work close to 60. 
I got a feeling we are being ripped off!

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

They had a wild cat strike at cp guys phoned in sick nothing moved for
over 24 hours. It was the guys that organized it. The reps. Ran and
hid,union reps where scared to put them selves out there. Well in the
end they did an in vestigation. The organizer where fired, never to
return. And it was an engineer that gave statement to the company
ratting out the others to save his own ass. He even testified for the
company at arbitration. In the end they fired the rat to for
threatening a TM. No one wanted to work with the rat anyways. Watch
what you say to others about getting together and shutting CSX down.
There are rats amongst you.

Name: exrep
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 05 March 2018

Brakeman

You are 100% correct. However I don't think people are as scared as
you think. I believe most are afraid of being the first one to take the
step. They don't trust their fellow members to follow them and take a
stand with them. If 20 people called in sick and the word got out that
the union brothers were taking a stand and 20 members have already
called in, like little sheep they would all fall in line.
Unfortunately it takes a large mass and a threat to get the media
involved before your unions will step up to the plate. You have to put
their reputation and balls on the line. They will try and save face and
come to rescue after you have started the ball rolling. That's what
they do best. When was the last time you saw an International rep on
your property talking to the members and asking questions. When have
you ever been approached on your property by any high ranking Union
official and asked what you wanted? I bet I can say with pretty good
confidence, NEVER.
When your dealing with the carrier its even harder. They play hard ball
and they don't play fair or nice. Its sad to say but it usually takes
pulling some of their skeletons out of their closets or getting lucky
enough to obtain some recorded conversations to get their attention.
When you start throwing names out there with proof you are always
guaranteed to get some serious attention. That's just the way it
works. Some would call it blackmail and others would call it good
negotiation tools.  No one has any of this, If they did they would have
already been using it. Welcome to the real world of todays Unions and
big business.

Name: Brakeman
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for 20-30 years
Posted: 05 March 2018

Informant 
EVERYONE knows the union's are sitting behind closed doors as we speak
and horsetrading our future. They also know not one person is going to
do a damn thing about it when it happens. They never do. That's the
cold hard facts. Foote is going to pay the right price and bribe the
right officals and do as he pleases. When this all goes down everyone
will bitch and cry blah blah until they finally get over it. Some will
stay and some will quit. In the end they will do as their told and keep
paying those union dues. Just a bunch of hot air being blown every where
including this site. You better just start making plans on changing your
life as you know it. If you got a wife and kids you better tell them now
that things are going to be rough pretty soon and your not going to have
a regular job and no idea what you'll be doing every single day. You
got a remote yard plan on getting qualified as yard and road will be
combined. You hate hotels well too bad. Don't get any ideas you'll be
home every night like you used to because you wont. It's coming to an
end . Accept it or get your resume out.

Name: The Informant
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 05 March 2018

Inside info: you may have heard of more cuts to come, thatís an
understatement. You are also going to be forced to hourly. Sadly, your
ďvotesĒ are as irrelevant as the unions you pay for representation. As
for the sale of some CSX properties and trackage: a few short lines
have bids that are already known about, however, there is a class 1
with a recent bid that apparently, by the amount of the bids, will
clearly win those. I canít say at this point who and which lines due to
only a few people are aware of this. It will be out soon enough. I can
tell you a decent size short line (whoís salary is subpar) has a bid in
for the L&N and W&A. Good luck.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 05 March 2018

The railways have taken millions of tax payers money for hopper upgrades
and repairs.  And repair infrastructure. But most of the money ends up
elseware. I would like to see an audit donít I find out where this is
really going.

Name: monitor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 05 March 2018

Ape

You ask if CSX would pay someone to watch this site for news
worthiness. You bet your bottom dollar they do. This is a FACT. Not
only do other First class railroads review this site but the FRA does
as well. Csx does not care about the daily rants and raving rumors or
post that are just unproven gossip. What they are looking for is post
that may have some form of insider information or corporate information
that is supposed to be private and confidential and may create a problem
in something such as customer relations. They look for information that
is leaked that may create a problem with the competition or anything
that would be considered a serious federal crime.  The Fra views this
site for the same reasons. When names are thrown out there do not think
for one moment if it continues and that particular person becomes what
we would call "well known" and his/her actions with dates, times and
locations are posted on here they will look into why this is happening.
Many people do not appreciate the power of this site. They use it to
spout off filth and argue their political and religious views. Some
just try to be cute when they are actually just making asses out of
themselves. Everyone is entitled to their opinion. Everyone has one. If
you have a serious problem with CSX and you are afraid to come forward
in fear of retaliation you should not be afraid to voice the facts on
this site. Some may say it is a form of whistleblowing. If what you
have to say is factual and you have no problem in proving it then stand
your ground and do what you feel is right. Sometimes its the media
outlets that end up being the straw that breaks the camels back!

Name: Cond
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 05 March 2018

Other  

Don't forget this is the USA.  CSX was already hammered for not moving
grain. The poster who said the feds stepped in and demanded proof from
the that they weren't showing favoritism to the crude oil companies
was right on spot. So what happened in Canada or anywhere else wont go
over so lightly or quietly here. Our farmers are not pussy whipped sod
farmers. They have more voting power in this country than Foote can
imagine. God for bid they would go on strike. Be a lot of hungry
animals and people crying at the top of their lungs too.
Quit sending out that stupid text with the pic of the coal train. Im
getting sick of deleting it!
Just read some bad news for all those trump lovers who have been
sending out that pic of a csx train hauling coal and saying its all
because trump is brining it back. sorry to bust your bubble but  Robert
Murray who is owner of one of the largest private coal companies told
trump that he cant singly handedly bring back the coal industry. Murray
even recognizes the severity of the situation due to  natural gas being
devoured by the electric market as companies convert to a cleaner
burning fuel. The man known as the "last king of coal" told an
Industry conference "if you think its coming back you don't
understand the business or your smoking dope"!
Exports of coal to china is on a major decline. China cancelled 103 new
coal fired power plants and has committed to spending 380 billion on
renewable sources due to the severity of the air pollution problem in
the country. At one point they were selling bottled air! China national
coal group, the third largest coal mining company in the world recently
announced they had a surplus of their own coal miners and planned on
laying off 4000 more workers. 

Not so sure why so many crew members out here go all ape shit and jump
on some kind of texting craze every time they see a load of coal out
here. Most of them I have noticed tie trump to it so my guess its just
a change to spout off their political views. Maybe some of them are
really happy to see it moving because it might be a sign that we will
get more work. Don't count on it! Either way as a poster pointed out
before "IT DONT MATTER". Foote is cutting jobs and the unions are
going to see its done. Move all the coal cars you want for now. Its not
changing the fact the Foote Nazi force is going to sell and destroy
first and we can clean up the  mess later.
On another note I never really thought about it till now but cows
don't eat coal. They eat GRAIN! So when you grilling that steak on
your gas grill be glad the farmers came in a raised hell about it. If I
had a choice of losing grain or coal....GOOD BY COAL. I can find a way
to cook with natural gas.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 05 March 2018

As predicted Hh Foote and creel when they ran cn sold locomotives, stop
looking after infrastructure. Parked bo hoppers instead of fixing them.
Layed off many people. They did what Hh and Foote is doing to CSX now.
Under the name precision railroading. Donít buy the precision railroad
BS. It is just a front to come in and sell everything they can cut jobs
and then run with the money. Now cn is only moving16 percent of the
grain it is rotting in the bin. 2013 farmers lost eight billion because
they could not get it to market. Yes what cn has to do today to rebuild
CSX will have to do after the raid is done. In about three years or
stock tanks which ever comes first.

Name: brother
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 05 March 2018

FACTS!

AMEN! AMEN BROTHER!  Cant stand it when someone down grades our job to
be no better than a fry cook at Mcdonalds. We get enough disrespect
from Management especially the white collar pencil pushers sitting in
their leather office chairs in Jacksonville. Ive seen it year after
year. Send one of them a serious email on a serious issue just to be
blown off. I've done it myself several times. It wasn't until I went
over their heads and started spouting off info they didn't want people
to really hear that they decided to grace me with their almighty time. 
Nothing I hate more than someone treating you like your just nothing
but low level dirt in the ranks. I would just love to see what the hell
all of them would do if everyone got together and grew a pair and just
took one 12 hour sick day. Couldn't do a thing to anyone. No law or
rule being broken taking a sick day. They would shit their pants. Would
learn real quick who really runs this railroad. No service to
industries, No trains moved across the system. No cars pulled and
humped. No Mail trains moved. Most pencil pushers don't have an
engineers license and aren't in any shape to come out here and flat
switch cars. Besides, is it even legal by FRA law for them to be able
to do it without being current on the training and safety rules?  I
don't think so! God that would be one hell of a show!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 05 March 2018

Yes go fund me accounts, we live in an age now where we have
professional victims. They know how to work the crowds so to speak. No
one is accountable anymore for there own actions and they are being
compinsated for it. A person texting runs into the side of a train.
Happened where I work a semi driver texting runs into side of switcher.
No fault insurance fully covered for his injury. They the insurance
company just bump up our premiums to make up for it. Mexican truckers
come up here canít read or write english. And donít have to have same
training as American truckers. A woman canít support herself so she has
five kids. We will pay for it. And so on victims.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 05 March 2018

Cn ceo replace,  maybe he coming to CSX. Now cn has to spend millions
from the neglect of Hh and Foote when they ran the company.

Name: Turn coats
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 05 March 2018

Ya Iíve seen union reps. Move to management. Sometimes when this kind of
move happens the company promotes these people just for information and
to rub it in to the membership. I have no problem with a person wanting
to better himself. But to go from rep. To management does not fly with
lots of people. And if these type of people turn into real ass holes.
The company does not really want them either,because they can turn on
anyone. No loyalty to no one but themselfs.

Name: Turn coats
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Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 04 March 2018

Unfortunately when some of these reps. Get sworn in the union they
become self serving for there own gain. Some people are like computers
you should punch the information, into them to remind them who they
work for. Just like they did in the old days. Donít worry Iíve seen
this lots. And Karma does get them in the end. Then they look for
support but there is none around. They become self destructive. Because
they just donít get it.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Engine repair, for 30+ years
Posted: 04 March 2018

We have a former local chair from Selkirk loco shop working as a band 6
second in command manager in Cumberland loco that says he knows the
contract inside and out and uses that knowledge to break every union
work rule he can for the benefit of the company.

Name: Mouth piece
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Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 04 March 2018

An LC knows how to speak out of both sides of his mouth. He tells the
membership one thing at the same time tells management another story.
That way keeps everyone thinking ,and the heat off himself. It like
getting stopped in an alley by gang bangers, you come up with the story
for the moment to save your ass.

Name: Lc to manager
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Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 04 March 2018

Well I donít know if this will help you, why a lc would cross the floor.
But at cp the LC had his day shift ,forty hour a week in his own office
to work on union issue. Then Hh put the local union reps. On the floor
working and only gave them eight ours a week to do union business. And
Hh made them do statements in the after hours so it would not interfere
with his floor time. That lasted for months till union was able to
restore there forty hour week union business and not have to work the
floor. Full time union business. We had guys cross the floor they are
and have always been self serving. And the guys that crossed the floor
from union to management, where fired with in a year.

Name: Conductor
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Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 04 March 2018

UTU-BLET 
Question....why would an LC who spent years making a name for himself
as one hell of a rep and be known as a major thorn in the companies
side walk into the superintendants office and an hour later come out
and resign as LC and put in his application for a manager's poition.
I'll tell you why....BECAUSE HE WAS TOLD SOMETHING THAT HE KNOWS WILL
MAKE HIS LIFE MISERABLE. He knows what ever is going down will be so
detrimental to all of us that even he won't be able to handle the
backlash. The flood of phone calls. The flood of complaints. The rage
of the members. No peace of mind at work. 
So you tell us. What the hell are you hiding. We pay you good money to
represent us. Your are working for us. We don't work for . You think
for one moment we can't sue your asses if you blind side us with out
discussions with the members?  You throw us under the bus and you can
kiss your dues goodbye. Don't think we can't do it while we file
charges and demand a federal investigation in violation of federal
rights UNDER THE LMRDA!  Your up to something and leaving us in the
dark. We have a right to know! We know you read this site. It's a
fact. If your shit stinks right now you better consider cleaning it up!

Name: Well said
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Employed as: Car repair, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 04 March 2018

I started the railway in1981 at age twenty. Received all my training
threw the company, the pay check was put in my account on time all the
time. Payed   into pention plan all those years now retired. It was an
interesting career glad I was able to stick with it. I have friends
that went to university, and had big student loans to pay back. And
most never found employment till there late twenties after they
graduated. And the funny thing is most never found work in the field
they went to school for. You would be surprised how many people end up
working on the railroad, because they canít find work in there field of
training. But lucky for them the railway recognized they where smart and
promoted them in a position with the company. Fact only two percent of
people that graduate from college find work in the field they trained
for. You would be surprised how many people regret going to university
racking up big student loans and getting late start in the work force.
And they where led to believe with there degree that they would be
making big bucks. And most will never retire as early like RR employees
do. Working at the railway can be a good choice with benefits and
pention,and good income. The biggest fight going forward is keeping
what employees have and fought for.

Name: Facts
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Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 04 March 2018

Good by to ape... 
 
Great he's  moving on. He obviously has other things to with his job
while the rest of us who have been out here for 20 plus years have
considered this our career and worry how it will be changed once again.
So tired of hearing how well we have it because we have a Good paying
job that didnt require a college education. I know many who wasted
their money on it. Do we get paid well. Yes. Do we deserve it. Yes. The
reason it doesn't require a college education is because there is no
college course available that teaches you how to live on the road.
There is no college education that prepares you to be ready to pack
your bags and leave your family behind at any given time on any given
day. They don't educate you on how to handle being stuck in hotels for
days at a time waiting to catch a ride home. They don't have a course
on how to get the pay you deserve when they steal from you. Just count
on your unions to fix it. If they did what they do to us to a bank they
would be in jail!  No one teaches you how to avoid being watched and
stalked by the hit squad when. Thank god to all of us that school
closed. The need for a turn over rate to keep the seats full and a
reason to keep it up and running is over for now. Could also be quiet
because they finally realized they recruited enough military personnel
for the government grant money that they screwed up. These men can find
a job at any time somewhere else and their fully trained on how to spot
a weed weasle a mile away. Professional train rider.  Just exactly what
is that? Someone who lives on the road and gives up their time with
their family. Yard and local guy? Someone who pounds the rocks all day
outside but goes home evety night. Either way we work hard and
sacrifice. We fix thier mistakes EVERY SINGLE DAY! We deal with crappy
power, screwed up work orders, trains out of order that cost us an
extra 2-3 hours in  time switching out on line of road, calling for
rides when they forget, dealing with the screw ups when they change
another rule that makes no sense until they figure it out and so on and
so on. Let's not forget we deal with sleet,snow, freezing rain high
heat index and everything that can go wrong because of shitty weather.
It's a constant guessing game in this CSX business. Now please someone
tell me just what college education can you get that trains and prepared
you for this type of CAREER! Absolutely none because no one in their
right mind would pay for it just to get this job! Yes we chose it. But
because we do we should be given the credit and the respect we deserve.
If we are disgruntled it is for a damn good reason.

Name: Canada derailment
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 04 March 2018

http://bayview-news.com/2018/03/kingston-man-shoots-video-of-train-derailment-as-it-occurs.html/

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 04 March 2018

Some of you people need to get a life.  This is my first post and
probably my last for a while.  CSX is a business.  The intent is to
make money for the owners (shareholders).  Not to provide employment. 
The union does not run the show.  When many of you realize these
concepts, maybe you would understand your role in all of this.  I have
worked hard for this company for many, many years.  Had many good days
and some bad.  Overall this has been a good job (not career).  If I
stay the course, I will probably retire a millionaire with no regrets
knowing I did the best I could, and a college education was not
required.  Yet, I earned one of these as well that the company paid for
(reimbursement).  If you feel you worked hard on the railroad (T & E)
then try having a real job for a while.  Tired of hearing people
complain about how hard they have it as a professional train rider who
mostly can't do anything else but ride trains.  I hope the hourly rate
is presented for a review and vote to see if an agreeement can be
reached.  The reason that unions get a bad rap is due to the inaction
of the leaders and members.  Many representatives take management
positions, and many others take the job just for marking off
privileges.  As for those that abused FMLA, you should be fired.  We
are our own worst enemy as well thinking you gain something by killing
trains and turning 4 hour jobs into 12 because you cannot survive
financially without it.  Try taking pride in what you do, and remember
we are paid very well for what we do.  Find a hobby instead of watching
the board constantly to see what everyone else is doing.  Enjoy life and
don't worry about things you can't control.  Thanks.

Name: Thanks king
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 03 March 2018

I heard about you King,your the guy that when the train is in the siding
you go sit in the trailing unit,and pull one off. Then text  how manly
you are. Because when you get home to your wife with the ass two axe
handles wide. And her cankles dragging on the floor you have to do
dishes and all the house work. Then when she looks at you with bedroom
eyes, you have to lift the gunt up so you can see the cunt. But your
use to smelling  your way to it in the dark. You sick mangina. Go King
micro dink go.

Name: Captain public hair 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 03 March 2018

Boogedy boogedy boo, the ghost of Hunter Harrisonís nuts is coming for
you.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 03 March 2018

Great Lakes everyone in this world that has an asshole,has an opinion
you asked you got an answer you did not like and maybe one you did.
Keeps it interesting in this free North America we have. We could not
even think about doing this if we where in North Korea.

Name: Captain pubic hair
E-mail: Anal ave
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 03 March 2018

CSX is being haunted by the ghost of Hunter Harrisonís rotting ball
sack.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 03 March 2018

I retired six months ago,you young people have posted on here about fat
employees can hardly walk etc.  And you young guys are full of piss and
vinegar studs ready to go. The  employees that you are judging where
once you. And believe it or not the wear and tear on your mind and
body. Well look at your future self when you see these men. You have
two ears one mouth for a reason. You learn more by listening than
talking. And a smart person always asks question of the wise. Young
people the older employees have been there and back and know how far it
is! Donít be impulsive and make desitions on this hourly issue do your
home work listen to the older guys. They know how these companies work.
Remember you will be them sooner than you think. Time flys think about
your long term future.

Name: Henry Ford
E-mail: 
Employed as: Yard Master, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 03 March 2018

I never was that terrible with grammar.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 03 March 2018

Quote; Henry Ford said, controlling the workers threw fear is good for
business.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 03 March 2018

Ya in my thirty five years the young punks  live at home. Hated it that
senior guys where in a pool on a fast freight. But they paid there
dues. The problem is the young guys get into big det. Over night and
hate the fact they have to put in the years to get what the older staff
have. I always told them you will have seniority one day. Young people
want everything right now. Millinials always got a trophy or passing
mark just by showing up at school. Where never expected to do anything
because it could hurt there feelings. Well if they are complaining now.
Just wait if CSX does make a change to hourly and remove rules. There
wonít be no safe space like in school for the tender snowflakes. There
is no cure for stupid.

Name: Cond
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 03 March 2018

READ THE POST FROM LABOR LAW 


That post is right!!!!!! that's exactly what's going to happen! the
union's are going to pull this shit and keep us in the dark while
their doing it. Someone has to get inside the union's and keep an eye
on them.  Start a petition and demand a freeze on negotiations if they
start pulling this crap.  I'm going to hold every single LC
ACCOUNTABLE if they don't step up for us and keep us informed on every
move they are making. ITS THEIR JOB! If they can't keep us informed
then they need to be removed from office. If we don't have reps the
international has to provide us representation.  This shit has gone way
beyond of out of control!

Name: Notgivingin
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 03 March 2018

Ape lessthan1 

You couldn't have said it better. These idiots who want to give up
their future rights to chose jobs and make seniority moves for an extra
dollar are just plain retarded idiots. We all know who they are too.
It's the young pups who haven't earned their place yet. 
I heard 3 cry babbies this week running their mouths because they can
only hold the extra board. They all said they were bitches now and had
to protect everything anyway so they want the money. They don't care
about job choices. I just wanted to kick their asses. Told one of them
to get the hell out. Quit cry baby! Anyone who isn't on the extra
board by choice went through it. We all did. Took our licks just like
the railroader before us and those before them. Grow up and be a man.
They would rather sell out everyone's seniority rights and rights to
chose jobs. They want evetything to be on one big extra board because
it's not fair they have to work on one. I've never seen so many self
absorbed cry baby bitchy little boys in my life. Railroading has always
been for men. Why do they even hire these punks. It's a disgrace to the
business!  We got to all stick together and fight these young punks.
Don't know what the percentage of them are but if they can out vote us
we're in a shit load of trouble! punks on the railroad. Never thought I
would see the day!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 03 March 2018

I know they run corn up to Canada from north portal to Lethbridge then
back threw the USA.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 03 March 2018

Cn cp way behind at moving grain. Maybe CSX picking up the slack inter
change traffic?!!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 03 March 2018

I think a lot of you are focused on the wrong thing. Two ways to control
people money or pain. When CSX puts a number for an hourly wage, and
some of you add it up to a good thing. Then they remove rules that give
you some control of your life. Then no one can complain if it turns out
to be a really shitty deal. Because CSX will say we bargained in good
faith and you accepted it. After that you canít unring the bell. Your
stuck with it. CSX wants this because they will have more controls over
you to do as they wish.

Name: Inout
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 03 March 2018

If the company wants to pay us an hourly rate.   It's not out of the
goodness of their hearts.   Just more Job cuts.  Why would we willingly
help CSX cut jobs.  Fuck mantle ridge and their puppets.    
Those who were wrongfully pulled OOS sue the hell out of them.

Name: trump
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 03 March 2018

hey asshole foote... those taxes brakes of 3.6 billion you got are to
create jobs not eliminate 6200 jobs you fucken dickhead. your no better
tha  that puke harrison

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 02 March 2018

The public hate unions thatís how I seen it as a unionized employee my
whole life. They blame us for inflation etc. The reality is they are
jealous because they are not in one. Most unionized people are skilled
labour. Work crazy hours, in a dangerous line of work. In the
transportation industry you make lots of sacrifices, that deserve a
good wage. And we are the watch dogs for safety that try and protect
the public. The railways would get away with a lot of things but they
know we are watching and demanding safety. Iíve been in three strikes
the only thing I got from the public was the middle finger as they
drove by!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 02 March 2018

Ape here my point was if you take hourly rate the company does not want
to pay for any thing, I do not support the hourly rate. I just tried to
demenstrated how the company wants to rip off the employees.  I hate the
fucking crooks.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 02 March 2018

The whole system is corrupt. I watch failing crossing arms on the show
20/20 a seventeen year old male was killed. They fixed the problem with
five million dollar settlement. No one goes to prison the whole system
is fixed. Big companies donate millions to politicians, big lobby.

Name: Wontgiveup
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 02 March 2018

Ape 
Did you not read a damn thing that "labor law"posted??? Idiot. Now go
show that post to your rep and ask him how he's going to handle his big
union bosses and put a stop to stealing our jobs and job choices!

Name: Trump
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 02 March 2018

Quit whining....

Go to work don't die get paid feed your family.  You whiners probably
all wear skinny jeans and voted for Hilary.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 02 March 2018

If your away from home terminal on hourly rate. And there is a wreck and
they canít punch threw it for two days or more. You sit on your ass no
pay till your train is ordered and on the move.  They will not dead
head nobody because you will just sit no pay till needed.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 02 March 2018

Thatís good your taking hourly,when your layed over waiting to come home
,your not working you get no pay till you are physically on the train
then pay starts. Times that over a year. Your giving the company a lot
of your time for no pay.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 02 March 2018

My rep says 51.50 for ble and 48.50 for utu...I'll take it

Name: labor law
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 10-20 years
Posted: 02 March 2018

T&E
I am well educated on how this these type of negotiations are handled
and will explain the easiest way I can what you are being set up for.
This hourly wage proposal is what they call a bait and switch scandal.
What they have done is started a rumor campaign throwing out numbers
all over the place causing confusion. In the beginning it was an offer
of 38.50 per hour. At one point it was rumored again at the rate of
41.50 per hour then back down to 38.50. Now they have managed to get
the ball rolling at 50.00 per hour.  The highest offer is always the
one that they use to bargain in. They want you to believe they will
actually consider giving you 50.00 per hour. After they have all of you
believing this they will then sit down at the table offering you the
lowest amount (38.50) and ask for numerous cuts in your work rules and
union agreement working rules.  When your union says no they will come
back and tell you that they told the carrier to stuff it and no way
they would even consider it. Then the carrier will come back with the
list of demands cut by about a 3rd and offer the same amount but still
have the most restrictive and most important changes they want. When
the union says stuff it again, they will then up the anti to 41.50. The
unions will play the game and tell them if they want their terms
approved they must pay the 50.00 per hour that they offered. The
company NEVER OFFERED 50.00 an hour. It waa a rumor that was started.
They use this as a brainwashing techigue for negotiations. The carrier
will then cut the list down to 1/4 of what they were demanding still
keeping the list of what they really wanted in the first place and
offer the 41.50.  Your unions will come back and tell you that they got
a great deal. They managed to get the carrier to cut their list of
demands down to 1/4 the size and is offering the better rate of 41.50! 
Every one who is an idiot will fall for this. They will be stupid enough
to think that the unions bargained in their best interest knowing full
and well they just played the game and didn't give a second thought on
what the member really wanted.  
Don't be idiots. Do not allow the unions to fool you and treat you
like morons. Take the raise, but only if you keep your ability to use
seniority on the jobs and there is job separation between yard and
road. Do not allow the unions to blind side you and force you into
being one great big slave pool that ends up leaving you with a quality
of life you can not endure. Never knowing  for the rest of your career
where you will work from day to day. Never knowing if you will ever see
a day that you don't have to work 12 hours. Never knowing if you will
ever see a job that will let you finish your retirement out in a
regular 5 day a week job. Never ever having the choice of being home
every night. Think real hard about what your giving up for hourly rate
no matter how much they finally end up offering you. But rest assured
it WILL NOT BE 50.00!!!!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 02 March 2018

When Hh took over cp he cut staff so deep that he ended up using
management and scabs in all departments. It was dome and gloom on the
railway. Now that Hh has been gone for a year. They are hiring back
hundreds of people to run the place. Ceo creel still has his management
team to run the trains in case of a strike. So what Iím saying is Foote
is going to take CSX to a bare bones company and then some. And once he
gets the operating ratio and share price where he needs it to be. There
will be a point where they are going to have to recall and hire people
back to keep CSX running. Everyone is going to suffer till they get the
numbers there after. Itís going to get real ugly before it gets better.
If he repeats what they did in Canada

Name: XLC
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 02 March 2018

UNION MEMBERS


Hourly rate does not have to do away with the distinction between yard
and road. They can cram the hourly rate down our throats but we can
stand and fight to keeping our jobs separated and keeping our
seniority. Maybe we will all be on the same rate but we don't need a
damn super pool and our seniority rights do not have to be abolished.
we all need to fight to keep the job separated and not be forced into
being one big group of used puppies who have no ability to chose what
kind of job or working environment we want to be in. This whole thing
on hourly wage is just a big farce to try and fool people into thinking
they will get rich but in order to do so we have to give up our work
rules and choices to get it. ITS A TRAP!!!!!
DONT FALL FOR IT!!   You want the hourly no one can stop you from
voting yes for it, but don't be a stupid fool and give up the choices
we have on bidding for jobs or retaining the use of our seniority. we
don't need super pools.  They want super pools and one big board to
cut jobs. There will be people on the street if they take our separate
selections of jobs away. God, please don't be stupid and allow them to
make everyone work off of one big board and cover anything and
everything. Demand to keep your working rules in place. This is exactly
what the company wants. No amount of money offered is worth the job you
will be doing if you give up your rights to chose where you want to
work.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 02 March 2018

My best advise if you are eligible to retire, donít wait another minute
get your papers in. I got out best thing I did. I know guys that where
close got fired. Now there pention is tied up and had to go to court to
get there money. And they throw up every road block they can.

Name: RRJim
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 02 March 2018

When FRA certification of locomotive engineers happened in 1991 the
government let the railroads decide who had one. We didn't get how
that happened. Truck drivers, airline pilots etc... are licensed by a
government agency not the employer. That's why just about every
railroad official has a FRA LE cert card. There not qualified by any
means. I'm sure most of it is run by simulator not actually running a
locomotive. It started out with good intentions but became nothing more
than a big joke. All it did was put more pressure on real LE's by
imposing more government regulations & restrictions.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 02 March 2018

When Hh took over cp  if a job could be cut he would. The managers would
fire you for the smallest thing. They brought managers to come in do
everyoneís work. Even scab labour off the street. If you said anything
to these scabs you where fired. Managers driving yard engines and
switching. Office staff trained to drive trains the list goes on and
on. If they could break a collective agreement rule they would. These
people are not your friends. If they start asking you shit they are
just fishing for information. Make sure you put in a grievance for
everything. Your union will get you paid. Have some faith in your
union. Because it takes time to fight these bastards. Remember they
have not seen anything like this either. People that get fired are
first up for the union to get back everything else is secondary. Hate
to say it but the next couple of years it could get really bad for CSX
employees. These fucks are all about money and greed bottom line. Donít
take short cuts for these pricks. If something goes wrong they will
blame you and fire you.

Name: RRJim
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 02 March 2018

conductor < than a year

LOL! What happens when they consider you an "old guy"? According to
you a target gets put on your back. How long does that take? 10 years?
15? 20? Railroads have never been in the business of constantly hiring.
They hire to get a generation of railroaders. They've been successful
at it for over 150 years.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 02 March 2018

If you think your going to get a penny more going hourly, then you are
nuts. Foote is saving every penny they can and some. So I would lose
that fantasy real fast. You might be able to hold a job once the smoke
clears. But the way this guy is talking to shAreholders and media
expect lean times going forward. Any deficiencies in the system is gone
including people. The next two or three years is going to be a rough
ride. Better dot your I,s and cross your tís!!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 02 March 2018

Foote said in an interview today,that by 2020 he will have cut another
6200 jobs. Leaving a remainder of 21000 employees at CSX. And today
starts a new chapter for CSX Hh plan will go ahead.

Name: Lc
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Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 01 March 2018

Wake up!  

Your not getting 50.00 an hour. NEVER NEVER NEVER. Stop posting this
stupid crappy rumor. Someone is trying to confuse people and keep
people brainwashed into thinking any new work rule offer is worth it.
Quit acting like morons.

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

The company is going to try can the senior guys, because they have more
benefits like vacation. They will retain us young guys to take your
place because we donít cost company as much. Your seniority means
nothing to this management team. Sorry old guy!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 01 March 2018

The hourly rate may get rid of a few but overall will be a huge pay
increase. Will the Canadians please shut your mouth. This is a csx
sucks board. Not a cn or cp sucks board

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 01 March 2018

50 per hour is 500 per 10 hour day. Assume 12 hour day is 500 plus 75
hour for 2 hours is 650 for 12 hour day. Don't know what kind of
Chinese math you have but sounds good to me. Seems to me the whiners
are the new guys....sorry bout your luck.

Name: School
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 01 March 2018

I retired six months before Hh left cprail. If your a young person you
would be smart to save your money. And register to get into a trade
school. Trust me you will not like your future at CSX with the changes
that are coming. Your first screw up at CSX trust me they will try hard
to fire you for the smallest things. It will become a very stressful
place to work. Get out while you are young and can still build a life
for yourself. I would not get hooked into a new mortgage car payments,
nothing.

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

https://ca.reuters.com/article/businessNews/idCAKCN1GD4IH-OCABS More bad
news

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 01 March 2018

Hh started hourly rate in Canada, to save money so shareholders can get
more money and get bang for there buck and work the shit out of you.
What it took two men to do will be one guy and they will chase you.
They did it with car department, got rid of a lot of yard Carmen. They
will do the same with other departments. Stand together and stand up to
this nonsense. If you donít you will regret it.

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

Let me say this. WHEN? WHEN? Feel free to explain.  When did the company
every want something (hourly rate) that benefited the employee? All
everyone sees is $$$$ signs. You sign up for this and be ready. It WILL
get worse under hourly. I always hear this job sucks. I can't get time
off. Signed up for hourly and it will get worse. So many with blinders
on and can't see past the $$ signs.

Name: XLC
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 01 March 2018

Crews

Don't know where in the hell this figure of 50 bucks an hour came up.
Not one time did that amount every come into discussion. This is just
an attempt to persuade people to go for the hourly rate.  38.50 was the
only dollar amount that was thrown out there. The unions laughed at it
and asked for 50.00. Got news for all of you. IT AINT GOING TO HAPPEN! 
Your getting brainwashed on this site by the followers of the dead HH
and Foote. CSX is the lowest paying class 1 railroad in the entire
system of railroads. Always has been and always will be. The reason
they are is because they know they will always find someone to hire for
their low rate. No different than all the employers who hire illegals
and pay cut rate to the Mexican workers they hire by the dozens. THEY
DONT HAVE TO PAY YOU A DIME MORE THAN THEY DO NOW. They could put
everyone of you on the street and replace you at a drop of a hat. Their
filing cabinets are full of applications! CSX T&E employees are now paid
and average of 25.00 hour. With the extra working perks it makes you
about 38.00. That is exactly what their original offer was. Now if they
take some of the perks away which they have every intention of doing
then you will be right back where you where. Road crews count on
overtime and held away at the hotels. Then there are the ridiculously
low meals they pay. Did you know with the new trump law changes that
your meal claims on your taxes will most likely be thrown out the door?
Ask your tax accountant. If the company goes with the super pools and
the relay trains the hotel stays will diminish. If you agree to the
cheap raise they really want to offer and all work rules are removed
you wont be making shit.  I just spent 12 hours being a dog catcher,
yard hostler, local switcher. It was a bitch! Re crewed 3 dead trains,
did the local work for one on the way buy to the terminal, tagged
motors on out bounds, drug bad power to the house and when we had 20
minutes left to work they actually wanted us to get the power off a
road train that rolled in late and try and rush it to the pad. Sorry
Charlie it aint going to happen. NO MORE OUTLAWING ON ANY JOB JUST TO
GET THAT LAST PHOTO FINISH MOVE IN FOR THE BOSS MAN! This is what you
will be looking forward too. They will get every minute out of you and
everyone one of you know it. Combining yard and road together will be
your worst nightmare. This will include covering all the local jobs as
well. Wont you just love coming in on 10 hour trip and then they want
you to go drag in a dead local. How many of you have been sent out to
get an outlawed train just to move it up and sit outside the yard and
outlaw. Sit there for 2 hours waiting for a ride or someone to relieve
you. Yeah you might be on overtime but its just blood money after you
have been on the road all day and you just want to get home. No more
second tickets. No more perks. No more seniority. No more jobs to
select from. No more...no more....no more...   And get that 50.00 hour
out of your heads.  ITS NOT HAPPENING!

Name: RRJim
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 01 March 2018

TM

The one issue you made that never happened on the railroad was I have
never answered "Sir" to anyone since I got out of the military in
1974 unless it was out of respect. The TM/RFE's who deserved that
level of respect haven't been on the railroad for nearly 20 years.
Once I was a certain age and level of seniority it definitely didn't
happen. If some TM gave me instructions then no problem that's doing
my job. If they tried to get me to do something against the rules there
was a problem and I did say "NO". If they persisted no problem, I just
made sure I had witnesses and jotted down all information to be used at
a later date. Most times you TM's backed down. There was the
occasional one but no problem he always had a higher up. Problem.

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

To really yes it is the first time Iíve heard about crossings. Only been
on here a few months. Might be old news to lots. But new to me which I
find interesting. How inept people in power really are.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 28 February 2018

Cp cn now paying the price for decisions Hh and foot made three years
ago, selling power ,cars laying off people. Hoppers in storage bad
ordered,cn is only shipping 16 percent of grain to ports. Cp not much
better now the goverment is passing a bill to get grain moving on the
railway. That have lost consistent revenue from not maintaining
equipment and laying off to many people. Same thing is going to happen
at CSX. These nuts cuts so deep but shares stay up there. But it will
all come crashing down on them like in Canada. Now cn has to buy new
locomotives to meet demand,and replace all the ones they sold

Name: Really?
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years
Posted: 28 February 2018

Other  

Your just learning something about illegal crossings. You must be new
to the site. The old original pines spotted off about this crap for
over 10 years on this site. This info is as old as the hills. Why all
the uproar now. The imposter pines is bouncing all over the place with
his manic personality but it's awful funny how when we got serious
crap going on that could affect our entire careers we got dave, L&N AND
now we got "OTHERS" acting like this crossing shit is top shit when
it's been posted on here for over 10 years. I think CSX ain't liking
these post on pay and the other shit going down. Making them squirm.
Too bad.  They push we push back. Just like HH said!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 28 February 2018

I just read on business site on google, Foote cutting another 2000 jobs
going to get operating ratio at low 60ís. And said for 2018 there will
be less people and more efficiencies. From every one, that just means
he is going to run the shit out of everyone.also revenue is down but
profits are up. Ya get rid of everyone and sell everything he can. Sad
the way future looks for 2018. Less revenue coming in but profits up.
How do you swing that quarter after quarter?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 28 February 2018

Next round of cuts another 2000. He wants to reduce staff by 1/3 like he
did at cn cp with Hh. And see how that works out cut even more if they
go to deep he will just recall some workers. Foote has to get operating
ratio down. To be more successful for share holders.

Name: XX
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 28 February 2018

Hourly rate will not cut that many jobs , Fmla

Name: CP-er
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 28 February 2018

Do not take the bait hourly rate will kill jobs and help the company,
they r not going to give you more money out of the kindness of there
heart, stand together. Please call your GC I know it takes time but we
have to make our voice heard, if you do anything at all this yr. In
2018, make that one thing a phone call to your GC, just one and say no
to hourly rate. If everyone made one phone call it adds up, we need to
fight and get involved in our locals, and you can do so by makeing just
one call.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 28 February 2018

Hey pal get on the phone call you LC ask for update on hourly wage. If
this is true or false one phone call should give you an answer.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 28 February 2018

95% of road crossing incidents involving trespassers are caught on dvr
showing the idiots going around the gates trying to beat the train. See
it every day.....give it a break or go find somewhere else to vent
because your bs ain't flying round here.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 28 February 2018

Karma

From GC to our local.

Name: Karma
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 28 February 2018

Ape for Less than 1 year.

  You say, (This is not made up. This is going on). Whats' your source
of info on this? Please don't tell me you heard it at work from a
co-worker. I've searched everywhere for updates on this, and can't
find anything other that what's on here and Yardlimits.com, neither of
which are very reliable sources of info.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 28 February 2018

The carrier is pushing the hourly rate.  When HH broke negotiations off
the carrier was offering around 40 the union wanted more.  The carrier
is back at the table with it.   Ask some CP men this is exactly how it
went down there.    This is not made up.  This is going on. Carrier is
also trying to change home terminals  Carrier wants to slash manpower.
CP went from 19000 to 11500.  There are huge changes coming by summer.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 28 February 2018

Well Dave and others that have posted about the crossing issues that
information travels fast. And you guys have problably  saved lives with
your information. It educated myself about crossing issue. I did not
think in a million years that the goverment and railroads would hide
this, from the public. I think all the issues collectively will get the
attention it deserves but not by way of a disaster. Maybe there is
someone in goverment will push the issue. We all know the rr are about
greed.

Name: Local 69 member
E-mail: Beatingadeadhorse
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 28 February 2018

Anybody heard anything about the progress on getting the hourly rate? I
couldn't find anything on here about it..

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 28 February 2018

https://www.railwayage.com/news/csx-actions-add-shipper-woes/


Must Read!  CSX is holding their customers hostage.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 28 February 2018

The posting from hogger saying tm wonít be around long. Well there is
much truth to that. At cp Hh got rid of the good tmís and replaced them
with young guys that could say yes sir. They all had there hair inplace
with tubes of hair gel. And a nice shirt and tie. Looked really
professional. But very light on job knowledge,lasted a short time, and
replaced with the same. Got to the point where they where not in the
job long enough to remember there name. After about a dozen of the
These moves they where replac d with newer hires that had trouble with
the English language. What a nightmare that was,it was so crazy that at
one point they brought back some that was  fired just to try and train
some of these new guys. They all got frustrated and quit.  It is still
going on to day. The last bunch pushed there authority to far and got
fired. This all started with Hh fear and intimidation program. Has back
fired ever since.

Name: SSS
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 28 February 2018

Brakeman/TM

Whatever your going by.  Doing your job is not kissing ass.   If I'm
told to P/U or S/O cars or whatever of course I'm going to do it. 
That's what I'm Paid to do.     Pre2005 there were some great TM and
RFE but they're about like unicorns now.   You come on here spouting
off trash to RRJim.   Expect to get some trash back.  This site is CSX
sucks not CSX suckasses.    I'm about Out of coins now so I'm done
listening to your dickwasher run.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 28 February 2018

I hope the FRA reads these posts. They have the means to make changes
for safeties sake. But just sit on there hands and ignore everything.
Get there pay check and put in time till they get there  nice goverment
pention. I hope when they go to bed at night that they think about the
lives lost women children men with families. I hope there ghosts haunt
them every time they hear of a crossing accident. That they did nothing
to hold people accountable for defective crossings. Shame on you people.

Name: Brakeman
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 28 February 2018

Loco 30 

I'm not defending all tm and yes there are some that can't switch
their shoes without a map but I have worked for some that were not only
educated but were so well respected that not only did management honor
them with a retirement party but the train crews did too.
Your not helping anyone with your ignorant comments. The fact is that
TM is correct  and if you can't admit it for in denial or just
arrogant and a pompas ass. You come on duty you will do what your told.
If you don't like you got two choices. Suck it up and do it or run your
mouth and take a chance of conduct or insubordination charges. Take your
choice. Works that way on any job. You kiss ass and do what your told
like it or not or put it out there and deal with being oos till you can
get the union to get you back if they can. You know that's the truth.
Don't believe it go run your mouth next call and tell them you aren't
doing what your told. Key boards are good for acting tough and spouting
off crap. Go do it to a TM. Let us know how that works out for you.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 28 February 2018

If there ever was a good story for the media this is the one. People use
these crossings 24/7 the public should be made aware at once. The person
that knows what the mechanical defects of these crossings are should
contact media. ASAP. Please

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 28 February 2018

TM

You're still around this week?  You've lasted longer than your peers.
 You must be on your knees all the time.   How does it feel to be
someone's babysitter when you have less education than most T&E? 
Never mind don't run that coin operated dickwasher.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 28 February 2018

This crossing defect is something goverment and railways are aware of.
But do nothing to fix. If people are killed or injured it is criminal
negligence,and some needs too go to prison. The ceo to start with.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 28 February 2018

Please send this information to law offices about crossing defects. If
the railway and goverment turn a blind eye to this crossing issue they
both should pay. And the public should be educated as not to fall into
a trap. The railways motto safety first.  Nonsense

Name: TM
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 28 February 2018

RRJIM 

talk about the pot calling the kettle black.  Lol.  You think for one
moment that everyone in T&E aren't all yes men then think again. Your
told to get on a train. YES SIR! Quit crying about your power and get
on it!  YES SIR! Double up your train. YES SIR! Arm your own tele.YES
SIR! Stop and pick up extra cars in route. YES SIR! Go drag in another
train without another ticket. YES SIR! Pay your worthless union dues.
YES SIR! The list goes on. The last dumb ass I know who said NO SIR has
been fired now for 3 years. Should have done what he was told. YES SIR!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 28 February 2018

Cn cp canít ship grains to market they have over 1500 hopper cars in
storage. When Hh was ceo he laid off carman and put hoppers in storage
to prop. Up his operating ratio. Since 2013. They have not been able to
get these products to market. They had a short term boost on the lower
operating ratio numbers. But the rr has lost millions in revenue from
shipping grain to ports. Not to smart. Before Hh and creel took over
the railways bragged how important it was to be on target get product
to ports and how much money they made. Back in the 1980 all these
hoppers where bought threw the heritage fund. Five billion dollars.
Then the government sold these cars to cn and cp for pennies on the
dollar. Now they are looking for repair money or money for new cars
from the tax payer. And they the rr let the farmers do the screaming at
the goverment to give rr new cars or money for repairs. So if the rr get
ten grand a car to rebuild it. They spend two thousand pocket the rest.
Just an example. If goverment dug deep enough on these scams it would
really shock the public. The machines for track rehab was paid for by
the goverment. They shut the branch lines down. Now they have these
free goverment paid for machines to fix there own tracks.  And farmers
have to truck grain long distanc s to the eleivators. Blaming labour
for disruptions is just a smoke screen by the rr to fool the public.
Short term gains for rr stock. The rest of the country suffers for it.

Name: Monty Burns
E-mail: 
Employed as: M of W, for 10-20 years
Posted: 28 February 2018

These clowns talk about how easy railroading is and much money we make,
how good we have it. They don't have a clue how stressful it can be,
not only all the rules and regulations, but mainly the fact of having
to watch your back at all times, with suck-ass managers trying to shiv
you everyday. The only industry I know of where you need to carry
run-off insurance.

Name: Carman
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 28 February 2018

Fifty an hour is nothing, an engineer is responsible for locomotive
worth two million a unit. If an engineer skids wheels it cost big bucks
to fix. These new units are complex machines now. A conductor might have
to walk a mile back on his train if it goes into emergency. Your
responsible for a multimillion dollar train. To get it from point a to
point b. People on the outside looking in have really no idea how
complex rr really is. A railroader is responsible for so much, it can
be a stressful job. On top of that everyone wants to fire you under
this new management team.

Name: SSS
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 28 February 2018

RRJim

Right on TMs are babysitters at best.   I don't even bother knowing
their names and never keep their phone number.  They're here today
gone tomorrow.   There hasn't been a real TM since about 2005.  All
authority was taken away from them when Ingram showed up.   It's funny
that dickhead was smarting off to you.   He wishes he could  someday
retire with your annuity.

Name: RRJim
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 28 February 2018

TM

You're right if CSX wants to be an asshole they can. If they want to
furlough people and cut jobs they can. It's nothing new. If you're
really a TM you're just the flavor of the month and can be replaced.
Seen that too. Quality of TM's diminished years ago. CSX just wanted
"Yes Men" nothing else. No skills needed. What's your point?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 28 February 2018

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=9QucUSPvKQo&itct=CAUQpDAYCSITCIevhr_lxtkCFYaDfgod6g0DCjIGcmVsbWZ1SKXI47CghvK7yQE%3D

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 27 February 2018

Trolls or no trolls all posts have some truths in them.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 27 February 2018

It seems we have company TROLLS on this website DESPERATELY trying to
sway people the wrong way.  The carrier is DESPERATE to get this
hourly
rate in place because it will screw the union big time.  DON'T FALL
FOR
IT!!!!  THE TROLLS ARE EZ TO SPOT!  Always negative towards the union
because they are DESPERATE to make this pass!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 27 February 2018

Sounds like the company is playing hard ball with fmla terminations.
They are trying to send a message. I hope the legitimate fmla people
get there job back with pay. Because if company wins everyone will be
scared to go off on it.

Name: Longrail
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 27 February 2018

How about some real information on the hourly rate.   And some real
information on abolishing the away from home terminal.   And when are
the 2nd group  wrongfully terminated going to sue the hell out of the
carrier and their managers.

Name: Ferris
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 27 February 2018

Those ass clowns have never came to a hall meeting where I'm from.

They're company officials different monogram.

Name: Ferris
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 27 February 2018

Yours Truly


Exactly, there is no one fighting for us.   The unions are a sham.  
Those guys are company officials with a different monogram.

Name: Ferris
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 27 February 2018

If hourly wage comes up for a vote it will PASS.     I've voted NO for
every contract  and everyone else claims they done the same but to our
surprise they all overwhelmingly pass.  Then The GCs are praising them
selves on their hard work and steadfast determination for a victory for
operating crafts.  Same bullshit different day.   What the company wants
the company gets.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 27 February 2018

It seems we have company TROLLS on this website DESPERATELY trying to
sway people the wrong way.  The carrier is DESPERATE to get this hourly
rate in place because it will screw the union big time.  DON'T FALL FOR
IT!!!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 27 February 2018

TM 

Here you are crying about people with fmla that cant work and need to
go to company drs so what do you say about the ones that have it for a
sick child they are caring for and may be the only one who can do some
things that need to be done ?  What about those being a only child and
having to take care of sick parents? See you may have never needed it
for being sick yourself but let something like I described happen to
you and let's see where you stand then. That tough guy bs would
quickly turn when you see that this is your ONLY protection.

Name: Littlechris
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 27 February 2018

RRJim

Don't listen to TM.  He's acting like he might be one of the
supervisors getting his ass sued.  For his part in the wrongful
termination.  Even if he's not like all low level nothing mangers
he's on borrowed time.   It's not if but when he will be gone.

Name: TM
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 27 February 2018

RRJIM

Are you kidding.  What makes you think for one moment that a promise
like that would ever protect anyone.  If these idiots think that the
O-Testing is done and over with then they better think again. We don't
need to offer anything to begin with and when it comes time to reduce
the work force the failures will be flying like shit off a fan. The
discipline level will be raised and these is nothing the Unions can do
about it but argue it is excessive and we all know how well the union
does on getting things settled. In the meantime there will be men on
the street for 6 months for picking their nose while walking. If they
want the manpower reduced it will get reduced. As far as the FMLA
abusers go, let them play their games. If they wont make themselves
available for work enough not to be considered part time then I guess
they will just have to deal with the company deciding they may not be
fit to work safely and need to be sent for a second evaluation by the
company doctors. Its not safe to have a man at work who is so sick that
he has to miss half his job. Not fair to the other man on the job with
him. Not safe to work all night long without his nap.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 27 February 2018

When the company writes up these agreements the company has there
lawyers,go over wording to protect company. The union leaves all the
sucker words in most agreements and the company challenges them every
time. Is this done on purpose by the union so they keep there jobs
arguing these agreement at arbitration etc. Time after time every
agreement sucker words are left in. I took LC training and they say to
watch for sucker words and clauses. But they are left in time after
time. To give company an out. ??!!!

Name: RRJim
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 27 February 2018

Y'all had better make sure it's included that everyone is protected if
an hourly rate happens. The IC/CN agreement made sure no one would get
furloughed. The railroad agreed knowing through attrition with
retirements etc... the workforce would eventually be slashed. Without
that in the agreement a lot of people will be gone. Of course it would
only benefit those currently marked up. It wouldn't do anything for
someone furloughed. That was the wording in other agreements that
radically changed things like the 1994 UTU crew consist agreements. The
week before the crew consist went into effect CSX marked up everyone who
was a cutback engineer into engine service even though they didn't
stand for an engineer job. After the agreement went into place and
every marked up conductor/trainmen got the $43,000 for doing away with
the last brakeman all those that were marked up in engine service were
cutback to trainmen. They lost out on the money under a technicality.
Watch the wording.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 27 February 2018

Ceo creel for cp canít move grain now. Hh treated customers like shit.
Creel is now trying to kiss ass and do damage control still from when
Hh was at cp. Farmers are I rate at cn cp. they layed off so many
carman. That all the hoppers are in storage with bad order gates and
lids.  The money they saved on lay offs is nothing compared to the
revenue lost from shipping grain. I think creel wants the farmers to
put pressure on the goverment to buy new hopper cars. Leaving cn and cp
off the hook. And tax payers stuck with bill once again.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 27 February 2018

16.75 per hour is the new pay rate.  Have a nice day.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 27 February 2018

I had Hh for four years. You guys at CSX just got a small piece of his
bullshit. You are really lucky that he kicked off. Because if he was
around still he would of really destroyed CSX

Name: Brooks hatlen
E-mail: Shawshank
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 27 February 2018

I'll crawl through a pipe full of shit 5 football fields long for
48.50$

Sincerely ,Andy dufresne

Name: Ddog
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 26 February 2018

48.50/hr That will get me new Cadilliac car for sure.   Let's sign up
for that.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 26 February 2018

To the Ass Hole who said $48.50 I'll take with a smile its cock suckers
like you that cross craft lines and screw over the next guy but when it
happens to you, you go and cry to the union about it so go screw
yourself its people like you that this new management count on, so you
should join your management brothers and have one big circle jerk.

Name: Mo money
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 26 February 2018

Dum Dums,

The tax rate is no different as to whether or not overtime is involved.
It's simply tax brackets. The assumption on tax brackets is that if
your normal check is say 1000 a week then you make 52000 a year. If you
get one check with a lot of overtime and make 2000 for the week it is
assumed that you make 104000 a year even though it's a one time event.
It isn't broken down and reported that there were overtime hours
involved. Not sure why or how you guys think all these jobs will be cut
in the yard. If any one works the road then your smart enough to know
there is very rarely any time to get your own train yarded much less do
anything else. Doesn't matter whether your on short pool or long pool
these jackass dispatchers run the railroad based on how long a crew has
to work to get you from A to B so they will be your best friend when
this happens. So all that being said....SHO ME THE MONEY!

Name: Theycandothat
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 26 February 2018

It's going to be voted on next month.  48.50 an hour is what I'm told.
 I'll take it with a smile.   New Hires better get that resume out.

Name: oldschoolunion
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years
Posted: 26 February 2018

Dues Payers

Its time to wake up and see what has happened to your unions. I loved
unions. I grew up in a union family. I knew what they stood for. Those
days are over. Ask any old union member from the 60's and 70's what a
union represented.  It wasn't just about fair wages. It wasn't about
just making sure US employers didn't bring in the illegals and pay
them 5 bucks an hour and put American citizens on the street. It was
also about protecting workers in the work place. Harsh and unfair
working conditions. No lunch breaks. Unsafe working conditions. Abuse
and harassment from the hard ass boss. The illegal firing because of
age, race, sex, color and religion. 
Look at what you have now. Look at what you are forced to pay for. Can
you not see the agenda of your employer and the Unions that represent
you? Are you that blind and stupid or are you just spineless and so
scared of becoming a target that you wont stand up and say or do a damn
thing?
Every time you get a raise the Unions get a raise as well. You pay a
set percentage of your wages in dues. Getting any kind of raise
benefits the Unions. Look at your claims that aren't getting paid.
Look at your working rules and your basically half of your agreements
that are violated every day and you haven't had single solution handed
to you in years. How many of you are still waiting for your claims to be
heard. 3-4-5 years???  Ask yourself how does it hurt the unions if you
get crapped on. How does it hurt them if they ignore your claims and
put them on the so called TO GET TO LIST! How many times have you heard
them say its the carriers fault.  We are backlogged and they wont sit
down with us.  Its not hurting them at all. They sit behind a mound of
paperwork and cash their checks every month.  You just keep paying
them.
If you people agree to his hourly wage and UNION RAISE and give up
anything in your agreement that you have fought so many years for
especially seniority then there is no hope for you or any other union
in this country. You own your union. They are supposed to work for you
and your best interest. You can sue them. You can take them to court.
You can picket them. Why would you want to give them another raise and
give away any rights you have to protect your working environment.  God
help us all if you people do this. Kiss your money goodbye. In fact why
don't you just send a 10 million dollar check from all of you because
that's what they are going to get from you after you give them your
raise!

Name: Me
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 26 February 2018

You guys talking all this Hourly Rate stuff are a bunch of uninformed
idiots. Total speculation and rumors that you are spreading around,
whats's you accurate source on this? Let me guess, you heard it at the
yard office from a co-worker.  Or you personally read it on here and
tell your fellow co-workers, you guys should all quit and be truck
drivers.

Name: Carman
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 26 February 2018

The goverment does not want to see a strike. Where is the goverment , to
monitor the way this mantle ridge is selling off a company right under
everyoneís noses. And losing valuable customers. And put a fancy label
on this theft and lose of revenue. Donít see no intervention.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 26 February 2018

https://www.wsj.com/articles/canadian-pacific-csx-seek-to-woo-back-customers-upset-by-ex-ceo-hunter-harrison-1519656743

Name: RRJim
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 26 February 2018

Grey Beard

Negotiations were going on in 2016. The day after the election when
Trump won the railroads walked away from the bargaining table. That's
the truth. Politics plays a role in every contract. It got close to
striking. If that happened POTUS is the one who would make the decision
to allow it or end it under the Railway Labor Act. You have to
understand how it works. If no contract can be obtained then Congress
gets to settle it. Did you really want Paul Ryan & Mitch McConnell to
give a contract? Again, you need to understand how it works.
Unfortunately rail unions hands are tied by our government. Railroads
are considered a vital part of the economy & security of this nation.

Name: RRJim
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 26 February 2018

Reality

You need to understand what hurdles the rail unions have to jump over.
There are lots of them. They don't have the same luxury as the
Teamsters, UAW etc... Get involved. That's the biggest hurdle today
people are benign doing nothing. Try reading the Railway Labor Act. One
big hurdle not having the right to strike without special circumstances.
There aren't many of them if any other than contract limits have
expired. Politics plays a big part. Whose running the government?
Republicans. They don't like unions. You posted SCOTUS ruling if one
has to pay union dues or restricting union dues. Well guess what
another way of the present government ending unions. It's been going
on for a long time such as states opting for Right to Work Laws. Trump
wants a federal Right to Work Law. You'll lose in the end. You say the
unions do nothing, I say the unions are doing what they can under the
restrictions put on them. We knew that. You need to figure it out by
getting involved.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 26 February 2018

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/feb/24/rightwing-billionaires-union-rights

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 26 February 2018

On news this morning, the Supreme Court to hear a case if a person can
opt. Out of paying union dues if he works in union environment.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 26 February 2018

http://www.wsaz.com/content/news/Former-CSX-employees-file-wrongful-termination-lawsuit-474431183.html


https://smart-union.org/news/consultation-being-offered-for-those-targeted-by-csx-fmla-investigations/



https://www.bizjournals.com/jacksonville/news/2018/02/19/dozens-of-former-csx-employees-take-the-railroad.html

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 25 February 2018

Latest Facebook Rumor:

Ferromex to buy CSX!

Freakin Awesome! if it were true!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 25 February 2018

With this hourly wage issue, the national representatives and local
chairman should attend every local union hall and explain this issue in
full to every member that attends. And not by some paper hand outs by
local reps.And as usual the national rep can get air miles etc on his
personal credit card.

Name: Gray beard
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 25 February 2018

RRjim

I am saying the union is none existent anymore it's a total mess the
company does what it wants and the union reps look at you and say I
think that's ok ...... I am at the point I rather have no union
representation then pay union dues for nothing ..... They could have
did WAY better on that sorry agreement......

Name: Hunter Harrison
E-mail: Imdeadfuckingyouguysstill
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 25 February 2018

Guys we lost 9 percent of carloads compared to last year..don't worry
there was no money to be had with that buisness..keep up the good work
looking to lose another ten percent next year..by the way.. I'm still
long dicking you fools from the grave ... sincerely Eugene Harrison

Name: Johnny money manziel
E-mail: Hourlyrateisastonecoldlock
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 25 February 2018

Cp hourly agreement 42.50 hr
Holiday rate 1.2x42.50
Non service rate 31.90
Guarantee Xboard 1600 a week
4 hour calling windows
All employees protected for length of contract but can be forced to
adjacent district for 3 years then return..CSX 12 hr day is 415$ cp 12
hour day is 550$..any given day you take on many roles at CSX..airman
trackman ymaster car inspecter etc..then make 27 moves with a road
train for a basic day etc..show me the money hoes.ive talked to some CN
employee s also .they avg guy makes 110-120k and uses Fridays my life
act FMLA at their leisure..I'm talking money hoe..ya this is kush..the
claims at CSX are pretty much garbage anyway but yes some employees will
be affected.. nobody called me in 1985 and got my opinion on what they
should..older employees raw dog the younger employees it's the
railroad way

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 25 February 2018

Thank you APE, I couldnít have said it better!

Name: brakeman
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for 20-30 years
Posted: 25 February 2018

momoney

Let me guess. You were probably one of those idiots who just looked at
what your monthly premium was going to be for your medical if they
raised it verses what its going to cost in every other damn medical
expense you could have to pay for. 

wife's medication.  just 1 medication

last year.  companys portion of payment to med script $397.00
her portion$90.00

New agreement. company pays $367.00 her portion $120.00

Out of pocket up. Co pays up. annual deductibles up..... 

Hope they just keep slipping you a little more of their rope so you can
hang yourself with it.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 25 February 2018

theycandoit.........you are telling me that we should go ahead, take
what they offer, and sellout the younger guy?  Isn't that what they
did in 1985?   Basically you are one of this worthless union members
who doesn't vote!  This is why we always lose because the lazy guys
who don't stay involved still believe that everything is fixed.  I
hear it all the time "why should I vote, its gonna pass anyway". 
Afterwards you find out that only 40% of the members voted!  Nothing is
fixed, some people are just too lazy to do whats right!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 25 February 2018

$37.50 thatís one of the lowest pay scales on the RrR. Are they nuts
after deductions it is peanuts. Sellouts!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 25 February 2018

IF the company is in favor of an hourly wage - & maybe it would be more
per hr. than present,  just what all is on their agenda? 
No way in hell wage increases would ever be offered unless other
changes will also benefit the co.

Maybe they think they can operate a 20+ thousand mile RR like a 3-400
mile short line. 

For the umpteenth time:  The big shots make plans for years ahead. 
Unions & workers play catch-up.

Name: Wax
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 25 February 2018

The guys down here will cut your throat for $5. Right now they are
making a little over $30 per hour to work a yard job. If they wanted us
to vote on $37.50 these guys would vote yes just for a little bit more
money.

They are cutting each others throats right now running at the b tower
to move cars. They have them scared to death.

Also, remember if you don't vote it is a yes vote. No idea who agreed
to that but they should be kicked in the nuts.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 25 February 2018

Everyone else is in it for money and family. Industry just got big trump
tax break. And the economy is going to boom. The company is going to
make more profit in the future,donít you think you should get a piece
of the pie. For working hard to help the company get there.Work family
life balance,divorce is high in the railway industry because of crazy
hours worked. You bargain to improve your life. Donít just cave in
because the company has an agenda to rip you off.  Donít give up what
took generation to fight to get. Nothing was given to the workers. Grow
some!

Name: Theycandothat
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 25 February 2018

Mo money

Lol that's right.  You better closer 20 yrs than 10yrs or show me the
money might be the unemployment check.

Name: Theycandothat
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 25 February 2018

Kept your bumps lol.  Big deal.   As far as time off this is the best
we've ever had it.
Hourly rates not if but when.  So what if some guys are laid off.  
Getting laid off is the best thing that can happen to a young man. 
Maybe they will use their head for something more important than this
shithole.   Job cuts are coming. You better have 15plus years in.

Name: Mo money
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 25 February 2018

Who cares what your called to work for. One things for sure, you'll be
called for train service. I'm out here to support my family. Doesn't
matter to me as long as I'm paid. Too many whiny little bitches out
here.......SHO ME THE MONEY !

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 25 February 2018

From my understanding, the carrier wants to have this in place by July! 
Us guys up north are opposed, but the General Chairmen of the south 
thinks this is a good deal?  Better wake up because we opposed the
single system agreement for a few years.  We kept our bumps and
agreements in place.  The only reason we ended up with it was because
the other 85% of the system agreed upon it.  Then it was shoved down
our throats.  How do you guys like it now with no time off?  The hourly
rate will be the same thing, full of surprises that only benefit the
carrier in the long run.

Name: Northerner/Conrail SAA
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 25 February 2018

OK Gents, Most of us guys up north are opposed to this hourly rate. Our
General Chairman is opposed to it. But we are being told that you
southern guys are all in favor of it because you guys have mostly low
mileage runs that don't pay that much, and you'll make out on the
hourly rate. Up north we have a lot of high mileage runs and will take
a bath on those runs. So where is the truth my Southern Brothers? Are
we being lied to by the company or union? Is it the old divide and
conquer? Speak up boys! We all want to hear from the south and the
middle!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 25 February 2018

Meal periods            Yard Only
claiming rest!          Can't change
Detours/out of route    already doing this
first in-first out      Won't change
pilots                  Can't change
lap back                They don't want hotels now
annulment of assignments  This one will disappear
travel allowance          can't change
filling temporary vacancies     already doing this
held away from home terminal    Won't change
no run around                   Won't change
not called and used       might disappear happens a few times a year
short turn around        already going on
work train rules         been on 5 work trains in 25 years
road service             road and yard will be combined yard work will 
                          be thing of the past contracted out or closed
yard service
switching limits        we been getting raped on this one for 3 years

Name: Theycandothat
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 25 February 2018

We already have one super pool. We get paid for no extras.  We're
called for whatever whenever and we do any bullshit they can come up
with.  Is this what I or anyone else wants?  Hell no it's not but this
is are reality.  Do I think the carrier wants hourly for our welfare? 
Hell no, they don't care about any of us. They break our contracts
everyday. They have ignored federal laws.  Screwed over those laid off
fmla. Laid off and fired thousands with more to come.  This place sucks
ass and we all know it.  What beats the shit out of me.  Is why some
young man would stick around.  Anyone with less than 10 years and under
30 you best find something else to do.

Hourly rate is coming.  You can take that to the bank.  Some will be
layed off.  Some RR's old ladies will get fatter.

Name: Loco
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 25 February 2018

Wake the hell up

Don't anyone of you see what will happen if we lose all our seniority
and they do away with keeping the road and yard jobs separate and they
can call you for anything they damn well please. Do you not see the big
picture. Seniority is everything on the railroad. Having separated job
assignment especially keeping yard a road separated is the only way
that people can have any quality of life as they get up in seniority in
this business. There are old heads out here now that have been beat down
and just cant stand on their feet 8-10 hours a day pounding the rocks.
they take road assignments to get a break from that. You have young
bucks who can and want to go home every night so they stay in the
yards. Being able to move around to different assignments has many
benefits. Some for the extra money and some for the working conditions.
There are people who just cant be on the road and away from their
families for personal reasons and need to stay in the yards. there are
people who want to get away from their situations and go on the road.
Seniority is everything!  If we give this up and go to one big whipping
pool that no one knows what the hell or where the hell they will go
every time the phone rings you will be sorry. I don't care what kind
of damn money they offer you per hour. Use your damn heads you morons.
All you can see is the $$$$$$$ amount they are flying in your faces.
What the hell is wrong with you. Most of you make at least 70 grand a
year out here. You cant learn to live on that. Get your heads out of
your asses. You want to learn to live like whipped slaves and not know
what the hell your going to be doing day by day for the rest of your
career??  I just don't believe that anyone is even considering this
shit.  Im out of here if this happens. No way in hell Im staying in
that kind of working environment.  People better start saving your
nickles and dimes because your going to find out real quick what kind
of hell hole life your going to be working if you allow this to happen
and your going to want to walk away!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 25 February 2018

People had better wake up!  Do you actually think the carrier is doing
this for your best interest?  From what I understand, this will also be
the start of the one big extra board and the end of seniority.  They
will be able to call you into work, and make you work any job or
position regardless of your seniority.  Its bad enough that we will
become slaves.  IS THIS WHAT YOU REALLY WANT?  If not, you had better
speak to that general chairman who might be selling you up the river.

Name: trying1
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 25 February 2018

Theycandothat


Meal periods
claiming rest!
Detours/out of route
first in-first out
pilots
lap back
annulment of assignments
travel allowance
filling temporary vacancies
held away from home terminal
no run around
not called and used
short turn around
work train rules
road service 
yard service
switching limits

I can think of a lot more but just dont have time to list them. And
yes, they violate the terms of everyone one of these signed sealed and
agreed upon article and the unions are letting them do it. But then no
one is putting in the claims and raising the hell they should be
either. I would rather have work rules in place then none at all!

The biggest trick they are playing right now and have been for some
time is extending their so called terminal limits farther and farther
out to make it look like we are working in so called yard limits that
do not exist. they say that yard limits and terminal limits are the
same thing.  BULLSHIT! I talked several times to the FRA about the
movement of hazmats  on the main line without ct168 paperwork.
According to them a loaded hazmat can not be moved on a main line under
the term yard switching limits without a ct168 and hazmat paperwork if
it is moved over more than 2 public road crossings. So there is a limit
to these so called limits.  I bet the damn unions dont even know that
this rule exist.  We have been getting our eyes screwed out with their
making tickets for recrew trains of road through freight on long pools
as kind of service 4 tickets(road switcher). Then when an engineer
demands his second ticket for dragging in another train after he has
gone over 35 miles one way or worked 8 hours they make it a road
switcher ticket kind of service 4 instead of a kind of service 2 with
the designated train symbol. They combine these tickets and say they
are allowed to because they are road switcher tickets and are allowed
to.  They have been raping the crews for over 2 years with this crap!
Ive got 14 claims in for this shit and Im just sitting back and waiting
to see how long it takes for the Union to do its damn job and put a stop
to the issue of illegal time tickets with falsified information. Maybe I
wont see a thing but at least I have them in. Something I can show later
to the public when I retire and they cant fire me.

Name: Theycandothat
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 25 February 2018

Work Rules?  What work Rules? Someone name a work rule they don't want
to give up.  Work hours, hours of rest and off days aren't going
anywhere.  Someone tell me a legitimate work rule the carrier honors
that we don't want to lose.  Anybody?
Work rules are gone. We don't get paid for any extras any more. Hello
we don't make over 40/hr.  Most of you losers don't know what you
make an hour.  Me take call Me go to work fatass wife get check. Me got
all kinds of money.  WRONG you don't have shit but a lazy deadbeat
fatass wife.

Name: Carman
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 25 February 2018

At one time a superintendents territory,that ran smooth with no issues
or labour problems, is what upper brass wanted. Today it seems to be
the opposite,the more underhanded shit put on employees the better. Now
they try to control you threw stress and loss of income ,but want the
employee to be loyal.

Name: reality
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for 20-30 years
Posted: 25 February 2018

RRJIM

Why in the hell do you think there was job insurance developed in the
first place?  Really? Why in the hell would anyone come up with out of
service insurance if they didn't feel there was a need for it. The
unions have always know exactly how the Nazi railroad management
mentality has been. They have always know that railroaders aren't
skirt makers or cake bakers. They are hard working and the back bone of
one of the biggest transportation Industries in the world. They work in
some of the worst conditions. They don't sit in a factory or behind a
cushy desk in a white shirt. They get sweaty , dirty, stinky, and
soaking wet. They freeze and have their bodies worked to the point of
exhaustion. they suffer mental and physical fatigue! They are not
pansies. The company officials new the only way they could hurt them
was through their pocket book! Firing them for bullshit. Pulling them
out of service for bull shit. Only way to control their "ANIMALS when
they stepped out of their nice little neat line.  So OOS was set in
place by unions because they knew what the industry mentality was.  Now
what we need is a way to pull the UNions out of service. Stop their dues
every time they roll over on claims. Every time they settle for .50 on
the dollar. Everytime a Local chairman says.. SORRY THEY CAN DO THAT
NOW! THEY HAVE A NEW SIDELETTER OUT KISSING THE CARRIERS ASS ON THAT
RULE AND WE JUST FORGOT TO TELL YOU THEY DID THAT. The members dont
know a thing about their federal rights and protection as a member in
the United States. They have a right by federal law to have a copy of
every one of these side letters and the information they are passing
back and forth between the carrier and the union.  So what does anyone
have to complain about?  A WHOLE HELL OF ALOT!  I say we petition the
feds to start a law to take 50%  of our union dues and put it in a
savings fund and they dont get it back until our claims are settled and
settled for 100% of the fair amount! If they kiss the carriers ass then
we get it back! Only way to get it right and fair is to hit the carrier
and the unions in the pocket book, Just like they do to us!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 25 February 2018

Best way to get rid of a bad manager, is put complaint after complaint
in,grievance after grievance.And upper management will transfer him or
hide him some where else. Been done many times. Bad apples have to go.

Name: fighting
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 25 February 2018

Corporate

Go back under your nasty mole rock with other bob. Jesus! Wondered how
long it would take the company paid moles to come back out after this
site has been blown up with topics that should be embarrassing as hell
for the public to read. Not to mention the FRA and the other investors.
 The CSX public safety director is probably freaking out and wondering
what the hell will be posted next. Maybe someone should start calling
the FCC and complain about the crappy radio's and the useless mobile
phone units. Not to mention that the FEDs should have their phones
blown up about the company allowing the PTC to be turned off anytime a
little glitch gets in the way and might delay a train departing!  OH
my, the PTC is going to be the best thing that ever happened to the
railroad...LOL!

If any union member is dumb enough to agree to go hourly and give up
our work rules, he should be drug down to the river and given a long
ass kick down stream!  NO WORK RULES??? The company rapes the hell out
of our union agreement now. Yeah, it has a lot to do with people not
standing up to the unions and flooding them with petitions to do their
damn job. Its our fault for not getting our opinions out to the press.
Its our fault for not finding a way to draw attention to the company
for constantly refusing to honor it. Its also our fault for not using
every tactic we have to draw attention to ANY ILLEGAL ACTION that the
company is involved in. Any state law they are breaking. Any
environmental law they are breaking. Not taking pictures of engines
with black smoke rolling out and sending it to the FRA or EPA agencies
in Washington DC!  There are a lot of ways to get our point across.
Sitting on our asses is not one of them. File the damn claims whether
or not you think they will get taken care of. There are support groups
for union members who feel they are being taken advantage of and not
represented as they should be by federal laws. JOIN ONE! Voice your
opinion. The media is their worst enemy! 
God, what ever you do, do not let the unions remove our work rules. I
cant even imagine working for CSX and not having some work rules in
place. The only thing that will save any of us from being run into the
ground and whipped and rushed like dogs to the point of near death will
be having off days and FRA rest. If they can do away with off day they
would do that too.  Everyone who works for CSX knows what Im saying is
100% true. 

Now company mole, come and get us!  Start your poser post! Come start
your bullcrap.  Bring it on losers!

Name: RRJim
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 25 February 2018

Grey beard

Job insurance has been around for many decades. Most of us didn't feel
a need for it till the mid-late '80s when CSX became a reality. Only
had to use it one time but it was nice knowing it was there. Times have
changed. If things are so bad on CSX one would be foolish not to have
it. The railroads tried to put a hurting on it with increasing
investigations. They know it's hard to hurt a person if their income
is still intact. You want to complain about what?????

Name: Gray beard
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 25 February 2018

The union and company thinks we are stupid..... What kind of union
offers there members job insurance?????????????? Also they tell you
health insurance is not going up with the new agreement well news to
everyone look at your copays ...... These big money union reps need to
be held accountable for taking our hard earned dues money and not doing
nothing for the worker it's also a shame the unions stepped back when
they fired all these guys for FMLA ....... Hello union reps grow a set
and take this company on for once and make us guys proud to be union
members again...

Name: Rtw
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 24 February 2018

One Union would help.  But that will never happen.  
Things have changed for the worse and we haven't seen the end yet.  
We do as were told or we are insubordinate.   We speak of work rules be
trading for hourly wage .   What work rules?  We do all the horseshit
now and aren't compensated.  If we  can get over 40 an hour we better
jump on it.  We only make about 29 now.   None of this matters anyway
if the company wants it that's what it will be.   This regime does
whatever they want.   They prove this everyday.  They don't even 
follow federal law. Why would we begin tho think they give a damn about
our opinion. CSX sucks our union sucks.

Name: Thanks
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 24 February 2018

#######Rtw#####
Thanks spoken like a true union Brother noone cares about the bottom
half thats why the company gets away with what they do now.. keeping us
all at odds with one another. It's dumb fucks like you that agree to do
what ever the company wants them to do. If a company is offering you
something it isn't to benefit the employees, or that they feel as if
we are not making enough.  Utu Ble not sure which one is the best we
need to stand together and get rid of one and keep the other and see
how much the company gets away with that is what really needs to be
done. 1 union would make us a hell of alot stroger

Name: Rtw
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 24 February 2018

We're made to do whatever now.  We don't make no where near 50 an
hour. 
It may not be the nice thing to say but no one gives two shits about
the bottom half.  For a few bucks they can do away with the conductor
now.   The senior half can make a little more they don't care who gets
cut.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 24 February 2018

IT SEEMS THE COMPANY HAS APPROACHED THE BLET ONCE AGAIN WANTING THE
HOURLY RATE!

From my understanding, the General Chairman representing the south want
this?  ARE THEY NUTS
The word is that it will be under $50 per hour with no work rules, and
overtime after 10 hours.  For starters, you will become a slave to the
company, and they don't even have to work you past 10 hours.  This
will also eliminate thousands of jobs because the slaves will be in
place.    Why do you think the carrier wants this so bad?  It isn't
going to benefit the employees!  WAKE UP GENERAL CHAIRMAN, unless you
are just selling everyone up the river again?  Remember if this passes
through, there will no longer be the need for a union.

Name: ?
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 24 February 2018

DISPATCHERS!!!!!

OK its time for you to chime in on this problem. Everyone knows there
are a few of you who read this site everyday, Especially the foamers
and you know who you are..LOL!
 
I am guilty of being one of those people who have used my cell phone to
expedite getting my train out of the yard as quick as I can by calling
the TO desk and the PTC desk to get help. I have done this because I
know Im using my phone to handle an issue related to my job and trying
to just get the train rolling and on the move. After talking with
numerous other conductors and engineers and reading the electronic
device policy I have determined that they are 100% right on the way it
is written and we ARE NOT SUPPOSED TO use it to call for this
assistance. 
So, please tell all of us how you feel about us toning you up and
asking you to patch the PTC or TO desk through to us. No one is sure
how many calls we make across the system to these departments on our
own phones and how many of us violate the policy every day, but our
guess is there are tons of calls made on a daily basis. Just how
distracting and time consuming will this be to you if we all follow the
policy and contact you to have them contact us? I know sometimes it
takes me up to 10 minutes to get a dispatcher to answer and Im sure you
have your reasons but if we are holding a train from departing or have
problems trying to reengage the system after switching on line of road
and we have to call you to do our communication is this going to cause
you more undue stress? Will the TMs take the blame for us departing
late in their yards or will they blame you if you don't answer fast
enough for their liking?  How do you feel about being the sole
communicator between crews and the PTC and TO desk? Just asking for
your opinions on this matter.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 24 February 2018

SMH


Gonna get CSX in a lawsuit.  That's some funny shit right there.  CSX
doesn't give a damn if they get sued.  They're in the middle of all
kinds of suits and there is a lot more coming.   Google CSX news.   The
Fmla cases are coming.  46 former employees are suing them now.  They
continue to wrongfully terminate men and they know it's going to cost
them and their managers.  When you can pay a man on his deathbed 300
million what's the big deal with some ass hole TM causing suits.

Name: TECH
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years
Posted: 24 February 2018

LOCO

Loss of radio communication is not a failure of the mobile phone units
to connect properly. You are misinterpreting the rule. That rule was
meant to cover the loss of verbal communication between the crew
members. If the radio malfunctions or the distance becomes to great or
distorted for the engineer and the other crew members to communicate
and do their job safely then personal or company provided cell phones
may be use to continue the communication until the radio can be
replaced or the problem is solved. You can try to use the mobile phone
feature to make contact with the mechanical desk, PTC or the trip
optimizer help desks. There is obviously a problem with this system. It
has been mentioned on this site several times that it is not working
properly or the proper base stations are not up to date in the company
provided timetables. If they don't work then you need to notify the
proper dispatcher and explain the problem. Request that they contact
the proper department and have them contact you on the radio. You are
all correct in the not using your personal phones for making contact
with any of these departments. The
electronic/electrical device policy is very clear on the use of a
personal cell phone and when and WHERE you can use them.
For engineers this may cause a problem. The company has not been
issuing company cell phones to the crews for use. If there is a problem
with an engine that requires the engineer to have to access the rear
compartment of the engine and troubleshoot a problem, the handsets on
the engine radio's are not long enough to reach that distance.
Therefore an engineer may have to run back and forth from the cab to
the repair point. This most likely will be a problem if it is something
that must be handled from the ground. This will be very distracting as
well as inconvenient and time consuming. It would be much better for
everyone concerned if the electronic device policy would be revisited
and rewritten in a manner that would cover these circumstances. The
need for immediate and serious action because of past accidents where
proof that cell phones led to the break down of job duties and safety
and was a contributing factor is the reason the policy was so strict.
The rush to put a policy in place almost always leads to procedural
failures in the language. This apparently has happened. The job duties
of the engineer, the failures of radio/mobile telephone units and the
need to have strict control over the misuse of personal phones while on
duty has frankly created a serious conflict between the crew members
ability to do their jobs efficiently and with trust and still follow
the written policy. Until the policy can be reviewed again at the table
with the company and the FRA do not use your cell phones for
communication with the PTC or TO help desk. Speak with your dispatchers
and follow their instructions. Give it time. CSX and the FRA will see
the conflict and errors in the language of the system bulletin and will
correct it. You have all seen this happen numerous times. Have some
patience.

Name: SMH
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 24 February 2018

Trainmaster David Benson is one of the dumbest cocksuckers that I've
ever met. I can't believe that CSX still has him on the team. That fat
fuck is going to get CSX into a lawsuit.

Name: Karma
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 24 February 2018

Loco,


   What i'm saying is i'm not gonna use my phone for anything that
benefits CSX. I understand fully the conditions that I'm allowed to
use my Personal device.  If the radios are down, so be it, i'll wait
until they are repaired.  PTC problem, I don't care. No Manager on the
CSX property is gonna make me use my Personal phone to benefit them.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 24 February 2018

Those who use there own phones to help this company out are idiots screw
them they made this mess let them deal with it if they want you to use a
phone then they can provide it don't do them any favors this company
will screw you over when ever they get no notion, they created the man
power shortages the unmaintained power let them deal with it never use
your own phone for there benefit this company don't have your best
interest at heart so why help them.

Name: Loco
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 24 February 2018

Karma 

The rule says you can use your phone in cases of emergency and loss of
radio communication.I would think that the telephone communication on
the radio in the cab failing to work would be considered a failure in
proper communicstion and you would then be able to use your phone to
call the PTC help desk. That's exactly how it should be viewed since
the PTC is considered a serious safety device by the FEDS! I don't see
a gray area here.  That's the way the rule is written. Let them try and
write me up for using my personal phone when I've tried using the
radio's phone feature and it fails. They can view their tapes all they
want to see if I tried. Just another federal charge to bring against the
company for failure to keep safe and adequate radio /mobile phone
communication  up and running!

Name: Jason Cogdal/ UPRR Bakersfield
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 24 February 2018

I would like to say thank you too Mantle Ridge for firing Cindy Sanborn
who is a piece of crap Western Region Vice President Operations for
fucking it UP more here in California.

Csx sure has some POS management. The groper Roger Lambeth would have
been next in line but he likes groping trainmen and Engineers with
his Homo tendencies.  Califagnia sucks working for!
Where is my bitch Dave "cocksucker" Carson these days?
True SP faggot.

Name: Cond.
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 23 February 2018

Karma 

Your absolutely right. They wrote that policy without taking anything
we do in our job into consideration. Same stupid stuff they always do.
Don't see the big picture. So this will bite them in the arss in the
long run. I heard rumors some csx supervisors boarded a crew and
demanded they show them their phones and then demanded they show them
their text and calls for the day. I suggest that anytime a supervisor
demands they call them they should keep all those calls no matter how
old. Proof when they try to order you to show them your phone logs that
you were intimidated by a supervisor to use your personal phone on the
train. I know for a fact that several supervisors were and probably are
still sending text to crews on local jobs and requesting updates. This
two faced bull and turning their heads when it suits them is usual CSX
style. The policy needs to be rewritten to use common sense on the job
and employee protection against intimidation from agressive
supervisors.

Name: Karma
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 23 February 2018

Operating Rules for 20-30,

   I agree with everything you said except for (if a supervisor orders
you to use your personal device.....) The personal device is a phone
that I pay for not CSX, I have never used my personal phone to help CSX
for anything. If I can't use it for my business, I damned sure ain't
gonna use it to help them.  If they instruct you by CSX radio to use
your phone, merely notify the manager that your phone is dead or you
don't have a signal. CSX can't continue to treat it's employees like
shit and expect them to do favors when its' convenient for them.

Name: Hogger
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 22 February 2018

Corp.

Are you fricking kidding me. LOL! LOL! LOL! LOL!  I've tried I don't
know how many times to use the phone feature on the radios and only had
it actually work maybe 3 times.those instructions in the timetables are
fricking Greek and don't help explain crap.  As for getting off the
power to use my phone for the help desk..sure I can do that and after I
talk to them I got to turn it back off before I get back on the power
with the way the rule is written. Get back off the power call them back
the do the same crap again. Back and forth. The PTC and the TO people
are doing to freak the hell out we start doing that shit. Does the FRA
even know we aren't using the PTC because we can't call them on our
phone's and your not providing us with a company cell phone?  Millions
were spent on getting this PTC in place for safety and to prevent train
crashes and we're turning it off because we can't call for help with
our phone's while we're in the cab. I don't think THE feds know
what's going on our here! Time to let the car out of the bag!

Name: Local
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 22 February 2018

Jacksonville. 


What ya gonna do about these bogus tickets their putting out to cover
up the recrews and backed up work of long pool freight trains????
Calling out crews on extra road switcher jobs. Using the symbol of
existing assigned road switchers. Makes it look like a regular assigned
road switching job is needing extra help when it's really the long pool
through freight jobs that aren't getting done.  Falsifying the info of
the job. Isn't that a damn ethics violation? Putting so much work on
the long pool jobs they can't get the damn jobs done. Your block
swapping idea out here is backing up the through freight road trains. 
Cover up!!!!

Name: Oper. Rules
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years
Posted: 22 February 2018

ALL LOCOMOTIVE OPERATORS 

READ THE USE OF ELECTRONIC AND ELECTRICAL DEVICE RULE 1000.1! 
There is absolutely no gray area in this rule in regards to the use of
a PERSONAL DEVICE. YOU MUST BE OFF THE LOCOMOTIVE AND AT LEAST 25 FEET
AWAY FROM THE NEAREST RAIL INCLUDING ADHERING TO THE OTHER STATED
CONDITIONS. 

THE EMPLOYEE AT THE CONTROLS OF A LOCOMOTIVE MAY USE A "RAILROAD
SUPPLIED ELECTRONIC DEVICE OR ELECTRICAL DEVICE" FOR BUSINESS PURPOSES
AFTER ALL STATES CONDITIONS ARE MET.
THIS DOES NOT INCLUDE YOUR PERSONAL DEVICE/CELL PHONE!!! IT MUST BE A
RAILROAD SUPPLIED DEVICE. YOU CAN NOT CALL THE PTC HELP DESK OR THE
TRIP OPTIMIZED DESK WITH YOUR CELL PHONE UNLESS YOU ARE OFF THE
EQUIPMENT. THEREFORE IN ORDER TO STAY IN THE CAB TO TROUBLESHOOT THE
ONLY OPTION YOU HAVE IS TO USE THE LOCOMOTIVE RADIO UNITS TELEPHONE
FEATURE. YOU CAN FIND THE INSTRUCTIONS FOR USE IN YOUR SUBDIVISION
TIMETABLES. IF YOU ARE UNSUCCESSFUL OR THE RADIO UNIT IS NOT EQUIPPED
YOU MUST REPORT THE INCIDENT TO THE APPROPRIATE DISPATCHER. 
AGAIN, YOU MUST NOT USE YOUR PERSONAL DEVICES IN THE CAB OF THE
LOCOMOTIVE UNLESS IT IS AN EMERGENCY SITUATION OR YOU HAVE LOST RADIO
COMMUNICATION. IF A SUPERVISOR ORDERS YOU TO USE YOUR PERSONAL DEVICE
TO CONTACT THEM OR CALL ANY HELP DESK YOU ARE TO BE OFF THE EQUIPMENT
AND ADHERE TO ALL RULES STATED IN THE RULES PUBLISHED UNDER 1000.1.

Name: Tired of wking 4 trash
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 22 February 2018

So baltory came from the ranks. Apparently, he forgot where he came
from.  With all the Jacksonville based carrier's  dangerous rule
changes the Fra troops charged employees when they hit property
en-mass. Thank for nothing. You'd think the being outside the cab
would be a target. Train masters adjusting pistons might be targeted. 
How about the no napping rule??? No. Baltory is just another clown.
Again.  Thx for nothing.

Name: BillyL
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 22 February 2018

but not limited to, damages for back pay and benefits, front pay,
compensatory damages, punitive damages, out of pocket expenses,
liquidated damages, contributions to fringe benefits including pension
and retirement,  and all other damages recoverable under the above laws
plus prejudgment and other interest. Court cost. Fees and attorney
fees.

This is what we're going after.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 22 February 2018

An employee is walking a fine line, falsifying anything. With this Foote
and gang they could use any excuse to fire an employee. I donít know why
you would do these TMísany favours and take the chance of losing your
job.And you canít use stupidity as a defence!!

Name: DSW
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 22 February 2018

It's good you girls got a big pay out.  Will be needing it to pay
lawyer fees,court cost and damages.  For your role in the Fmla wrongful
termination.   Most likely you girls will be let go too.  After carrier
turns its back on you ladies.


Management MICP bonus payout is 159% this year. Thank you for all your
hard work and dedication!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 21 February 2018

Management MICP bonus payout is 159% this year. Thank you for all your
hard work and dedication!

Name: Genz
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 21 February 2018

Basement life is nice and I love your Momma's tits and triangle.

Name: Karma
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 21 February 2018

Funny how CSX holds it's T&E employees accountable for everything but
yet the T.M. is instructing the Conductors on his locals to falsify
info on the OBWO's daily.  Work not getting done and customers not
getting serviced due to locals having to build their own train at home
terminal due to excessive yards job being cut.  Instead of showing
proper code on OBWO, T.M. is having conductors put it on the customers.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 21 February 2018

Conductor living without the rr. Life is pretty easy living in moms
basement and playing video games. And still surviving from the tit. Why
donít you be a real man get married have a couple of kids. So you end up
divorced paying child support and alimony. Then you would be trapped at
the railway. Go to you tube look up MGTOW. Trust me your better off in
moms basement. And if needs arise there are high end ladies for hire.I
was one of those lifers at the railway paying all the divorce taxes.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 21 February 2018

Well Genz,
A Conductor, for Less than 1 year - needs to be able to live without
the RR.

Name: Genz
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 21 February 2018

0311
HVAc man
BSN
 
Unlike you retards I can live without the RR.


Generation Z.

Name: Carman
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 21 February 2018

Hh was ceo at cp when I retired. I had it down to the hour when I could
walk off the property forever. Canít fire me now,I gave all my keys etc
to the newest hire and wished him luck. The new hires never new how good
it was before Hh and his ass kissers. The new hires found out fast how
shitty it was at the rr. A lot quit before they got there probation in.
The way it is now they have no problem hiring people. But now they just
up and quit the first time they get on them. Donít no how the rr is
going to turn that around now. The rr made there bed they can lay in it
now. Million dollars trains delayed because of staff shortages or not
trained yet people.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 21 February 2018

Young people donít give the railway the best prime years of your life.
In as short as two years you can get a trade. Work in any city you
want. And maybe get goverment grant to get education. You only pass
threw life once,donít waste it working for a company that will never
appreciate you for the job you are doing. At least you owe it to
yourself to check it out anyways you have nothing to lose!!

Name: Sickofwaiting
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 21 February 2018

bickering idiots 
Stop your damn immature fighting. What we all need is for this damn
horse and pony show to be over with. Get their damn changes done. UNION
isn't going to be able to a thing about structural changes. It's not
in their jurisdiction. Got no say. Just cut the jobs, the people  and
start the damn super pools. It's coming. Accept it.  I got 4 years
left and I want this crap over with so I can see what's left for us
after the devils right hand destroys everything. Decide if I want to
ride it out or get the hell out. Unions are behind anything that pads
their pockets. Just want this shit over with. Young bucks who just
hired in got plenty of time to adjust. I'm getting to old for this
shit. Got no time to deal with management and the union's using the
agreement as an IOU!  Their in the same bed.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 21 February 2018

They say the new millionaires are not the university grads. But people
that get a trade like plumbing etc. They are in high demand. Young
people if you keep getting laid off go to trade school. Days week ends
off make as much money as you want to work. Fuck the railway itís not a
job with a good future anymore, itís hard on your health realationships
etc. You make good money at the rr but no time off to enjoy life. If
your young check out a trade.

Name: Cool mo D
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 21 February 2018

Gen Z I bet you still live with your parents and when you go to the
Walmart you get really confused on which restroom to use. Here's a
clue if you got a set of nutz go in the men's fuck wad

Name: GenZ
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 21 February 2018

I like puppies.  Coloring books are nice too.

Anyone who has a name like real men must be trying to compensate for
something.

Name: Real men
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 21 February 2018

New generation maybe we can put teddy bears and coloring books or maybe
a puppy on the locomotives for you crybaby mother fucks or how about a
Transgender bathroom give me a break asslick

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 21 February 2018

I can't wait to read about the Fmla suits being filed.   Company and
supervisors being held accountable.  You men deserve every nickel you
get.

Name: Monty Burns
E-mail: 
Employed as: M of W, for 10-20 years
Posted: 21 February 2018

I'm seeing people quit left and right. This used to be a job no one
EVER quit. It's going to be just another revolving door shit show
McJob. Even looking for something for myself. F@&# Mantle Ridge, these
clowns don't even know the pointy end of a spike. Y'all can rot in
Hell with your boy HH.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 21 February 2018

For those that missed it.

https://www.ble-t.org/pr/news/headline.asp?id=48545


More lawsuits to come.  Let your manager know he could be next to be
sued.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 21 February 2018

On my 40th year. I was always a heavy hitter. Worked a lot, made a lot
of money. Always tried to stay healthy, got my rest whenever able to,
tried to get decent exercise. Now as I look at retirement next year, I
wonder how I did it? Sooooo many times running trains at high speed
drifting in and out of sleep. looking over at the Conductor snoozing
away. Dying to get done so I could go sleep. Meeting myself coming and
going. And even so after 40 years of this madness, NOBODY of any
authority is taking the fatigue problem seriously! Now we have inward
facing camera's (reason I no longer work the road) I could never
survive in this environment! Anytime I stopped at a Stop Signal, feet
went up, laid back, shut my eyes until Conductor alerted me to a better
signal. Those little naps are what made the difference. Now you can't
even do that anymore. The idiots who run these railroads are not
helping us one bit! I have NO SYMPATHY for the carriers when they get
sued for millions and lose. They create these unsafe conditions and
they fight anyone who tries to address the problems.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 20 February 2018

They can only work you so many hours by law,and according to your
collective agreement. There are lots of studies on shift work today and
what and how it affects humans. If your that wipe out and exhausted,
book not fit. Itís not worth your or others life. What is your health
and safety rep say about fatigue?k

Name: Railroading to hell
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 20 February 2018

I think what people are forgetting is the railroad cause people to work
every 10 hours for months at a time and when they fall asleep and kill
people look what they're doing about that

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 20 February 2018

It was nice going to work getting away from the nagging bitch. Now I get
to tell her Iím not allowed to have my phone at work and even showed her
that on paper. Drives them crazy now. Ya ho

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 20 February 2018

Signed a waiver for Christmas and then charged for New Years.

Name: Imlovenit
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 20 February 2018

Every time I read this part it puts a smile across my face.


CSX's chief medical officer, Dr. Craig S. Heligman, and several other
supervisors and managers are included in the suit, which seeks back pay
and multiple other damages to be determined in court. Attorneys for the
plaintiffs also demanded a trial by jury.

Name: FREQUENT FLYER
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 20 February 2018

RRJIM


Are you kidding... Really comparing a train to a plain in the air.  Not
only have a seen someone on their phone every single trip I have flown
but I have seen many of many fly attendants look at them and just keep
walking.  I personally asked a pilot about this and he said it was a
chance in a million a cell phone would interfere with the planes
ability to function properly. The cell phone rule only became in effect
after someone was not paying attention to their job. The phone had
nothing to do with dropping signals, not paying attention and missing a
signal indication or another hazard because someone was on their phone
talking instead of paying attention. There is no reason in hell that
someone can not be sitting on a train stopped and waiting and not be
able to use their cell phone. If you can use a company cell phone then
why in the hell could you not use your own. what is the difference?
Different spy model they use?  Have their own Nasa towers?   This is
just bullshit and went to the extreme because they had a few dumb asses
who were on their phone instead of doing their job. Put cameras in all
the cabs and a cell phone detector. Real simple. If the train Is moving
it should be set up to go off if it picks up a signal in the cab. If
they got questions they can download and view the cameras. They are
here to stay. All those claims crew members put in for years for those
cameras being installed was a big waste of time and the Unions knew
they were never going to be able to put a stop to it.  Just blew smoke
up the members asses to keep them happy and  make them think they gave
a shit.
If I was a crew member and had a situation at home that needed
attention and I was stuck out on the road, I wouldn't hesitate one
minute to get off and walk 25 feet away. Find a nice place to sit and
if it was cold as hell and sleeting I would ask the dispatcher if he
had to stop me could it be somewhere that I could get in some shelter
cause you need to get ahold of your family and you have to get off the
train to do it.  Sure he'll laugh his head off but throw it out there.
You got nothing to lose! Oh, and I got a friend that works a local and
says the TM's blow his phone up all day wanting to know where he is
and what's he doing and wants an update constantly. Wouldn't turn it
on at first but then management teased him for being a chicken shit for
not checking his phone! Told him to tell the company to get him a
company phone and tell them he'll be answering on the job all day but
he wasn't using his own!  Bunch of losers!

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

Do you know why the RR is screwing your eyeballs out? Do you want to
know why the union doesn't care anymore? 

Answers.  Because you idiots will not stick together .!!!!  You people
are your worse enemy.  You just will not stick together. 


Signing a waivers are no good. Go to a board.!!!! Trust me..!!!! 
But, if you are guilty of doing something or feel that it was your
fault then sign a waiver... 
9 times out of 10 it's the companies fault.

Name: UP Hoyt Monroe
E-mail: employees@up.com
Employed as: Crew Dispatcher, for 20-30 years
Posted: 20 February 2018

We all thought that Roger Lambeth would be selected as Vice President
for the Western Region. And now this indicates that management is no
longer turning a blind eye to incompetence, especially with all the
groping claims in St. Charles, is surfacing...!

KARMA

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 20 February 2018

I worked with Hh as ceo for four years at cp. He destroyed the whole rr
culture as we New it. Many careers destroyed etc. The best thing that
happen for employees at CSX is that sadistic fucker kicking off. Your
lives would of been real hell if he was still there, Foote is bad
enough, but Hh was the worst of the worst for employees.  Be thankful
that karma finally gave Hh what he deserved. Itís to bad CSX could not
get the millions back that he was paid out.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 20 February 2018

With mantle and itís puppits  expect more of the same. They are saying
CSX stock is bullish and predict  it will be for a while. It is all
about the share holders and top management. And once they have sold
everything they can and cut as many people as possible,which even makes
it a more attractive railroad to invest in. Because the more they cut
the better the operating ratio looks. Itís all about spread sheets and
profit. Greed has over taken common sense. Where now the lowest asset
is the employee,at one time where considered as there most valueable
asset. As an employee the only thing you can hope for is to have the
seniority to hold a job. I went threw this at cp. And donít think that
they donít have an agenda to try and get rid of as many long service
employees as they can. Because a long service employee gets more
benefits like vacation etc..

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 20 February 2018

Massive layoffs
Property sale offs
Obscene CEO pay package
Competent managers pushed out
Hump shutdowns
Ignoring federal protected leaves
Ignoring hippa laws
Fraudulent accusations
STB involvement
Customers held hostage
Increased accidents
Low morale
1st to worse
Engines idled
Cars scraped
Slop freight on mail trains
Silly rule changes
Dangerous rule changes
No boot program
No naps
No cell phones can't use for personnel or buisness if you think you
can you're wrong
Super pools
No RFE
Lawsuits from within and from the public
Mangers and supervisors listed as defendants
Over 100 men wrongfully charged
Lost talent
No clerks
Yard masters are becoming like Unicorns
Trainmasters have as much experience as my boots
New bulletin today canceled tomorrow
Trains lengths doubled
Prohibited brake stick should have been changed to optional if
available but too simple
CAPS created by someone who is not available till 9 Monday out of
office between hours of 11and 12 and off property by 5
Increased injuries
14 hour recerts paid for 10hrs
Increased hotel stay
Longer shuttle waits to and from 
Feel free to add to the list

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 20 February 2018

When I listened to the news video, it said that most people that where
fired for fmla where mostly mechanical staff!!!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 20 February 2018

Anyone got letters to return to work since fmla investigation or just
get termination letter.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 20 February 2018

Seeing all the law suits against CSX on google amazing.csx lawyers must
have a revolving door at the court house. I find it funny that they
pull a lot of stuff off and just invite the lawsuits?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 19 February 2018

In my years as a railroader, Iíve seen some snowflake manginas get
promoted to a manager. And does not take long for the power they think
they have go right to there head. And have deviated away from company
policy and harassment policy. And when they really crossed the line.
Have had rr police watch them empty there desk and get escort off the
property. So karma does come around every once in a while. Itís dog eat
dog in those management pools. They all try to out do each other to
catch attention of the top brass. Itís funny sometimes when you sit
back a watch this shit. Legends in there own minds.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 19 February 2018

They got the power hunter and Foote said,but if managers get fired they
cry like babies. And have to take company to court to try get there
pention money.  Seen it lots, when company rights them off they look
for an ear and shoulder to cry on.

Name: Wood
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 19 February 2018

The officer conducting my hearing was a prick.   He made me out to be a
criminal.  I want him and that person  on the phone listed on my
lawsuit.   I think Foote should be held liable too. 

This outrage is going to cost CSX and their henchman dearly.

Name: U2
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 19 February 2018

My favorite part is where the individual managers are being sued
alongside the company.  Let that be a warning to ALL supervisors and HR
personnel you will be held accountable for your actions.  You are not
above the laws of the land and you cannot hide behind your job.

Name: Wondering 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 18 February 2018

Whatís the website Getsome?  Is it Getsome.com, Getsome.gov?  What is
it?





Name: U2
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 18 February 2018

Download the PDF and Read the complaint filed by former CSX employees
on
the site GetSome posted.    This shows what sort of madmen we are
dealing with.  

Also even the the officer holding the kangaroo court is being sued.   

Great po

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

From the charges I read against CSX,if it can be proved that they
released personal medical records etc without employee consent. They
will get there peepeeís slapped for that one. And if employees doctor
confirm leave was warranted,I donít see CSX having much of a case. I
guess after they do the discovery statements the employees lawyers will
know which way to defend employees. Iíve been involved in a lawsuit from
start to finish. I sued my rr company and won.  CSX might settle out of
court if there lawyers feel there case is weak,after discovery
statements are completed. And both parties have full disclosure of all
the evidence.

Name: Legal
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 18 February 2018

T&E
 
Rumors are circulating that a group of supervisors( hit squad) boarded
a train and demanded the crew members take out their cell phones and
turn them on so they could view the phone calls or text messages that
were sent or received during the crew members on duty time. If this
happens before you do anything you need to advice the supervisor that
per FRA and other laws, they must first have a filed and legit subpoena
to view your personal phone records. If they insist on viewing your
phone do not argue with them or you will risk insubordination charges.
If your engine has a newly installed cell phone detector on it, there
is a good chance you will receive a hit when you turn it on. 
Immediately contact your FRA inspector for  operating rules as well as
your mechanical. You will also need to let your Union Representatives
know.  File a charge with your ethics committee. Do it as soon as you
are able to do so without compromising your job. This is not a laughing
matter and should not be treated as such. This kind of blatant
disrespect for privacy as well as federal laws is not acceptable.

Name: U2
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 18 February 2018

Download the PDF and Read the complaint filed by former CSX employees on
the site GetSome posted.    This shows what sort of madmen we are
dealing with.  

Also even the the officer holding the kangaroo court is being sued.   

Great post GetSome I'd urge all to read.

Name: Carman
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 18 February 2018

When these managers got the behind closed doors Hh camp talk. It was put
in there heads it is for the greater good of company and share holders.
I witnessed in a short time how the personalities changed with these
managers. Started treating employees like garbage. I read the book the
third Reich and hitler brainwashed  his people. They where next to
godliness in there own minds. When the allies came and dismantled the
German nazi regime. They ran like cowards and when they where caught
they revealed all the war crimes. Hh claim to fame was using
intimidation and fear. He loved to fire people to send messages to all
employees. Even if the firing was not warranted,managers stepped up to
the plate to fire anyone, just to appease hhís ego. When these managers
take it upon themselves to have free reign to break laws to satisfy
the,the top brass and then realize then went to far. And complaints are
filed,and the top brass distance themselfs from managers harsh actions.
The lone manager ends up fighting for his own skin ,usally after being
fired. And again knocked off his high horse by the people he sacrificed
himself for. But it is neat  how these tough hard line managers,become
so humble in a court room when they are on the hot seat.

Name: getsome
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 18 February 2018

Carman

I agree 100%. Best news I've heard this year.  Excited to see The T&E
file suit next.   This new regime is blatantly breaking federal laws.

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

The beauty of having so many defendants for CSX,is you get many
different testimonies. And they contradict each other and lies are 
exposed. Finger pointing in short. My feeling now is that they will not
get CSX support. CSX will try and use them as sacrificial lambs. If CSX
does this then they will really spill the beans.

Name: GetSome
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 18 February 2018

CSX's chief medical officer, Dr. Craig S. Heligman, and several other
supervisors and managers are included in the suit, which seeks back pay
and multiple other damages to be determined in court. Attorneys for the
plaintiffs also demanded a trial by jury.

Name: GetSome
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 18 February 2018

http://www.herald-dispatch.com/news/former-workers-file-lawsuit-against-csx/article_562d9397-6479-5bb7-ae39-9737521af490.html


Check out the part where supervisors and the medical officer is listed
as defendants in the lawsuit


I hope these union brothers get every penny they deserve.


You can't break federal law and get away with it.  I bet CSX will turn
their backs on these managers.

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

http://www.herald-dispatch.com/news/former-workers-file-lawsuit-against-csx/article_562d9397-6479-5bb7-ae39-9737521af490.html

Looks like some are filing.

Name: D MAN
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 18 February 2018

Thanks for the about out Top hat, holla back

Name: Mayihaveanother 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 18 February 2018

Mayihaveanother fight to get your job back. I was held out for 3.5 years
every one said I would not be successful. The union got me reinstated
back to work. The squeaky wheel get the grease. Really dry fuck CSX.

Name: Tophat
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 17 February 2018

D Man

You a silly bitch

Name: Mayihaveanother
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 17 February 2018

be after reveiw that i be within my parameters.  I got the ptsd.  they
be knowen they cant be winning no trial.   they still be  getting that
ass sued believe that.

Name: Carman
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 17 February 2018

Mayihaveanother another,that has to be painfull to lose a good job like
that. Can the union do anything to help you getting reinstated? What
options do you have to get your job back?

Name: Mayihaveanother
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 17 February 2018

Got chopped now be going back.  Where be my lost monies mofos.  Gots to
feed Trex and I need new shoes.   Don't won't to be back.  Still be
getting that's ass sued  you can believe that.

Name: loco
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 16 February 2018

Engineer less than1

Air brake and train handling rule 5655.1
Locomotive operators must have a blank copy of the train separation
report and the train stall report before beginning a trip or tour of
duty.

5655.2 When a train that you are operating has a separation or stalls,
complete and forward the appropriate report to the road foreman of
engines as soon as possible.


Now that CSX has done away with the Road foreman and have replaced them
with Trainmasters it is not possible to follow this rule as it is
written. Greatlakes division had a road foreman of engines who's
office was located in Indianapolis but that job was abolished. There is
supposed to be someone who has been appointed to over see the operations
of engines and engineers. I do not know who that is but now that you
have brought this question forward I will definitely start asking
questions.  In the meantime I would just give it to a TM and tell him
to forward it to the proper department.

You are correct about there only being one form available on the
gateway. The only one I could find was the stall. I haven't seen
anything in the rules about a low fuel report having to be carried.

If you cant find the reports it is up to a supervisor to supply them.

Name: engineer
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 16 February 2018

Engineers/hoggers.....

Can anyone tell me where it is in writing that we have to carry a
stall, separation and low fuel report on us or we are subject to
discipline.  I cant find it. Also I went to the employee gateway and
went to the engineer read file for the greatlakes division and the only
report they have on there that you can copy is the stall. Where else are
these reports supposed to be so we can copy them. This is getting to be
a real pain in the butt with this company. Cant find this rule or that
rule. Rules are missing and not republished since this new Harrison
crew took over and changed the format of everything.  Don't know about
you but this is just plain horse crap and an unprofessional way to run a
business.

Name: cindgoneloco
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 16 February 2018

RRJIM

 You got it right man and that TM poster can stick it up his uneducated
arss.  I just love it how a stupid TM doesn't pay attention to his YM
and builds a train with all the lightweight empties on the head end and
all the heavies on the rear. Then sticks heavy tankers in between auto
racks cars and empty long flats between heavy loads. Then you got
trains now that are 16000 tons and 14000 feet long and the tele's wont
communicate, the engines throw ground relays and the bastards stall and
they want to blow it up your arss for their stupidity.
Then you got the TM who lets his YM build a local with the blocks
sprayed all through it and you got to flat switch it out half the day
cherry picking your cars. Industry leaves cars in the wrong place or
move their cars and sets them off of spot. You get an extra board guy
who is called extra to do work because you cant get it done in a day
because your cherry picking cars and he sets off in the wrong tracks or
blocks your normal tracks you use or what ever he can think of to add
and extra 2 hours to your switch. 
Railroading is not rocket science but neither is being a TM who does
the same repetitive crap. Job is to get trains built and out of his
yard. Same crap everyday. Over see the same damn trains on line of road
doing the same damn thing. Just as repetitive. Only difference is we are
the backbone, we move it and we make the company the money. We fix the
workorders, trouble shoot our power. We come up with plans of actions
when our trains are sprayed or not blocked properly. When picking up
and setting off on line of road we make sure we have a good head end or
don't pair up bad hazmats. We adjust and adapt to all situations. We
cram a square peg in a round hole if we have to make it fit. Repair air
hoses and lines. Change out knuckles. Rig up hoses and do what is
necessary to keep the freight moving. Snow, sleet, rain, 110 heat
index. We endure. We're in the trench blue collar railroaders and god
damn proud of it!

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

Trainmaster/sup. Is a fucking moron u dip shits run around chasing ur
tails and trying to put out fires u all started, if it wasn't for us
t&e guys and gals, u wouldn't even know what to tell us to do, get ur
overblown head outta ur ass

Name: Me
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 16 February 2018

I hope you guys and gals don't forget how Joe B. treated the Avon
employees with all the Chickenshit failures over the years. Hope Karma
bites him in his fat deflated ass and he gets fired for something
Chickenshit.

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

My advice while under mantle and Foote. Work as much as you can,save as
much money as possible. Donít go into new ďDETĒ have dismissal
insurance etc. And ride it out. This management team will move on once
mantle sell off stock. Support your union they need your help in
sticking together. I survived working with ceo Hh. I was pulled out of
service twice. Union got me back both times. It is high stress working
under these self serving people. But you can get threw it.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 16 February 2018

At cp they had long term knowledgeable tmís.then along came  Hh and gang
and shook things up by demoting or firing them. Then they promoted young
yes men to the tm jobs within months they quit or got fired. Most where
promoted conductors or engineers. While they where in these tm jobs.
They threw there weight around and made enemies. But when they where
demoted and had to come back to the road or yard. The people never
forgot how they where treated. And always said why are you not working
like the way  you demanded,the way you wanted us to work when you where
tm. It was not pretty for the the guys that got knocked off there high
horse. The higher you are up the ladder the further the fall.

Name: Understand 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years
Posted: 15 February 2018

Make No mistake. Our Trainmasters are low level management with big
egos
that are wanting to be the next CEO. Understand you are a piss ant
that
NEVER will be anything but a escape goat for the company. You are a
puppet that makes horrible decisions when left alone. You and only you
create bad attuides among the men and women that you try to supervise.
You are a boy in a mans world, you are a baby holding a gun, think
twice before you try to take a employees job. Learn your place.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 15 February 2018

Two articles...

As CSX workforce shrinks, accidents pile up and morale plummets

https://www.bizjournals.com/jacksonville/news/2018/02/14/as-csx-workforce-shrinks-accidents-pile-up-and.html


CSX: From first to worst

https://www.railwayage.com/news/csxfrom-first-worst/

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

educated,

   To be honest man, a monkey could be trained to do this job.  Yes, we
do have a lot of responsibility, management is horrible, we work bad
hours and the job is dangerous. But, what would we be doing outside of
railroading to make this much money without a college degree?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 15 February 2018

The railway lifestyle is not for everyone,it is a very dangerous job
that can kill you fast. Your head has to bee on the job at all times.
If you are in a relationship you have to have a good understanding
partner for the crazy hours an employee works. People that are not fit
for the job are weeded out pretty fast and usually quits or gets fired.
A railway employee has the responsibility of his safety,other employees
safety and public safety. And you are responsible and could be liable
if there is a mishap.  Itís a tough life but gets in your blood,second
nature for lots. They have to pay a decent wage for a person to be
subjected to this industry. And you are a front row witness to crossing
fatalities and terrible accidents. And you have to live that scene in
your head for the rest of time.

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

Yes the education you get on the railway is unique to the operations for
the transportation industry. I agree,but what I meant it is not worth
much outside the railway industry. On the railway you get paid good
money for what you have to know and do. In my craft as carman my
training was 1044 days on the job and tests all the way threw. And I
had to write a test every three years to be certified for the
goverment. I know people with university education that do not make the
kind of money we get paid. We work in all kinds of weather and 24 hours
a day. Most people could not live the life like we do.

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

I just retired as carman.,I have grade twelve my journmans welding 
certificates crane operator. 1a drivers licence etc. I was put in a
class room also and fast tracked threw training on all kinds of railway
operations. The reality of it is if you absorbed the training or not.
The railway wants  your signature that you took the course and
understood the course. The reason for this is when there is a mishap
injury etc. It all on you and letís the company off the hook for
liabilityís. And with all my training and certificates I still would
not make the same money outside the railway. I know lots of people
sleep threw these courses and still get a certificate,some are not
worth the paper they are written on.

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

Ape.... 
I hope that comment of "no education" meant a college degree because
if it didn't then I'm thouroughly offended by it. Even though I only
did a few years in college which served me no use I like to think I was
just as educated before I went. Do not mislead the public. Until this
years changes we were all required to do continuous education on the
job.  Pod testing, face to face testing, simulator testing,and constant
changes in rules and updating our railroad "school books". No
different than a teacher's continuous education. Let's not forget our
constantly fixing the problems created by management and the numerous
phone calls we make to fix paperwork problems. We are all skilled in
math as we deal with numbers all day every day. We are clerks when we
have to call Jacksonville to correct workorders or payroll to explain
the errors they have made. some may look like they have no grammar
skills when posting on this site but we read our bulletins,workorders
and scour our paperwork for potential errors. We know our hazmat rules
and we are just plain DAMN SMART PEOPLE. Did you know many colleges
offer a degree in transportation?  I got mine out here!

Name: Cond
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 15 February 2018

Hey RL Con. 

Made a trip to roselake. Asked around about your comment on csx crews
taking trains into Missouri like conrail did. No one knows what you
were talking about. Who was the TM who told you this? Been waiting for
weeks now for you to tell us!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 15 February 2018

Foote is getting a complex and is going to rebel against CSX. Because
the board is paying him peanuts compared to what Hh got as pay package.
Word is he is out of there soon!

Name: Dman
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 14 February 2018

https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2017/4/17/15290674/union-labor-movement-europe-bargaining-fight-15-ghent

Name: lville cutback eng forced rco
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 14 February 2018

gee, ur such a crybaby, stop lookin at the boards so much and go do some
work. like ive said before, not stepping up or taking calls isnt going
to get anyone back or anyone marked up any faster. so quit your
whining.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 14 February 2018

The tm get fired or quit. Then he is replace with some young guy that
gets sunshine blown up his ass ,and thinks he is going to change the
world. Two months later he is fired or quits out of frustration and the
cycle goes on and on. Itís the gong show.

Name: Understand
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years
Posted: 14 February 2018

Make No mistake. Our Trainmasters are low level management with big egos
that are wanting to be the next CEO. Understand you are a piss ant that
NEVER will be anything but a escape goat for the company. You are a
puppet that makes horrible decisions when left alone. You and only you
create bad attuides among the men and women that you try to supervise.
You are a boy in a mans world, you are a baby holding a gun, think
twice before you try to take a employees job. Learn your place.

Name: 
E-mail: Maikal322@yahoo.com 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 14 February 2018

I like to address the new CEO trying to run trains like his long lost
dearly departed right hand man..these ppl that elected a deathly sick
man to run this company shpuld all be removed & furthermore the new guy
doesnt have a clue..they keep you up all day long waiting on rhe phone
to ring and then when you're good and tired and your family comes home
from work they call you out to run trains at midnight you have no
quality of life it's CSX and that's why people with 10 to 20 years of
seniority are finding  new jobs.. I am one of those guys.This is the
worst place i have ever seen to work at.. Miss managed from the top
down all to satisfy a bunch of money hungry stockholders

Name: Hourly rate
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 14 February 2018

When we getting the hourly rate? I'm tired of doing it all for chicken
feed..they be working me like I'm on a plantation..I gotta get me some
FMLA..sleep deprivation syndrome ..I think everyone qualifies ....yard
..road..local service I be doing it all ..I even clean the sh#t houses 
.this be crazy ..can't wait til I get my 240..I'll send all you fools
a post card from the camen islands

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

Barlow

How do you know he was taken off more than his approval?


So what if he did.  It's an estimate.

Name: 
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Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 13 February 2018

The USA has more people on anti-depressants than any country in the
world. Side effects are suicidal, homicidal,and anxyity.And anyone can
go buy a fire arm. Priceless!

Name: Monitor
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Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 13 February 2018

Disgusted

Your wish is our command. As you can see the filth has been removed

Ape, I do work for the railroad and you may think that its okay to have
a filthy vile mouth but not all of us on the rails agree. It is bad
enough that the nasty reputation of past railroaders follows us
everywhere when if fact it is not all true. Yes, we do work with some
who have no regard for cleanliness and tact but not all of us are that
way and hate that we are stereotyped because of them. This site was
meant to be a place that we could all come and vent about the treatment
we receive and problems we face on a daily basis. A place to brainstorm
and report and to help others with obstacles they are facing. It was
never meant to be a place for wack jobs to post irrelevant filth.
Thumbs up to Atom Smasher!

Name: 
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Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 13 February 2018

Go to work get your pay enjoy your family. Rome was not built in a day
and no one is going to solve the problems over night. I went threw all
this shit at cp. Do your job watch your back. This management team has
one agenda,to make as much money in a short time. They will walk on
anyone that gets in the way.

Name: D MAN 
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Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 12 February 2018

Retired.


I try to help and i try to keep a level head, im a member ofb the utu
the other union is just fine, but i was told a while back by an old
head that is now gone to stick with my craft, so thats my solitary and
i try to be as helpful as i can, but i also am pissed about a lot of
things and think tje GC could do more, we r just trying to take baby
steps and organize our local before we can accomplish anything greater.

Name: 
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Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 12 February 2018

You are better off when someone answers the phone to work the yard.
Because if they donít they will just use incoming road crews that still
have time on the clock.

Name: 
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Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 12 February 2018

When the phone rings the company,does not care who takes the call. They
need a body to do that work. Your not hurting the company by not going
in. They will find someone,and always will. You will get use to the 
changes or it will just be mental torture to work at the railway.
Change is hard ,you either play ball or go to work every day hating
your job. Livin it myself.

Name: D MAN
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Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 12 February 2018

Guys i know everyone has reasons for taking calls and doin what they
need to do weather it be to say out of a yard u dont know well, or just
work somthing ur more comfortable with. But this is dividing and
conquering at its finest, i am a conductor and will stand with any
engineer when it comes to standing up for and fighting for better
conditions and rules, and i cant say i dont know of any engineers that
wouldnt do the same. Stay focused, Stand together on our one uniting
issue, being uprooted over worked and misused, never forget we are
trained professionals, that do what most normal people can not, it
takes a railroader to understand that, to any non railroader no offense
to ur profession u just cant understand. We stand side by side wacth
each others backs we see each other more than our familys most of the
time, we fight and get pissed but still get the work done together. Mis
placed energy will be waisted vent bicth and yell get it out and then
step back and lets roll on together.

Name: 
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Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 12 February 2018

How's all of that going to work?  National Agreement - no work rule
changes - only 10 or so weeks old.

Name: Reality
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Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 12 February 2018

Ape 

Not going to matter. The super pools are coming. Exb will be a thing of
the past. Be no distinction between yard and road jobs. Only problem
will be getting everyone remote qualified unless Foote does away with
them. It's coming. With hourly rate there will be no trip rates or job
limits. You will go anywhere and everywhere for 12 hours. Use you like a
step and fetch dog. Might handle a road train, jump on a local then
finish up in the yard. It's coming. Watch. Union's will be right on
board with it. If your a train rider you better get in shape. Your days
of riding the rails are coming to an end.

Name: RRJim
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 12 February 2018

If anyone can find a lawyer that is willing to work on a contingency
with a FMLA case then there's nothing to lose. Someone posted Moody
Law Firm out of Virginia Beach. I'm familiar with them never used them
I met the founder Willard Moody several times. I know the firm does FELA
cases which is a far cry from employment law which these FMLA cases
would fall under. Moody was a big law firm handling both work related &
automobile accidents maybe they've expanded. I think when it was posted
on here someone got if off the SMART/UTU website.

Name: Rick Lee
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 12 February 2018

Please send your complaints to the UTU GENERAL COMMITTEE.  We are
committed to serving our members to the fullest.  We are working very
hard in Jacksonville!

Name: Lol
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 11 February 2018

Train the office guys to operate the trains.   What office guys?  There
is no one left.     Are trainmasters are here one day and gone the
next.   I don't know who my current manager is.

Name: 
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 11 February 2018

Has anyone on here been put back too work since investigation for fmla
misuse.

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

When everyone is working and there are train sitting idle,because of no
crews. Foote will train office staff to run the trains. Just like Foote
and Hh did up in Canada. And that is how Foote will keep all the trains
running. I said he will try it,the union said it would never happen in
the USA like it happened in Canada. Time will tell when Foote gets
desperate.

Name: lville cutback eng forced rco
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 11 February 2018

I still dont know why all these crybabies keep crying ab cutback eng
taking calls in lville, listen, nothing is going to make them add more
turns back for engineers, just because people refuse to step up doesnt
mean the company is going to all of a sudden freak and decide to add
turns. If anything we need to take the eng calls, step up and protect
the work that we do have. if we dont, then they will just run the
trains elsewhere. I for one am forced on the yard xb, and i refuse to
work in that yard. I was one of the main ones that refused to take
engineer calls when cut back. But now that im forced in the yard, on a
yard xb that doesnt pay shit, I dont have much of a choice but to take
the calls, i cant afford that garbage guarantee pay that the yard pays.
to hell with that. so you best bet any chance i get to get out of that
yard im gonna take it. i understand how you all feel, i felt the same
way. but when it comes to finances, shit goes out the window.

Name: 
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Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 11 February 2018

I sued my railroad employer. I won my case,and it cost me a total of
$35000.00 And after everything was settled up the railway ended up
paying $25000.00. Of my legal fees. Now if I would of lost my case, I
would of ended up paying railway legal fees and expenses and my legal
fees. You people in USA have a sweet system!

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

legal fees

Attorneys work on contingency.  They cover all cost up front. This is 
how the little man can take on a large corporation.  If defendant is
found guilty. Your attorney fees and court cost will be paid by
defendant.  If you lose your case attorney eats all losses.  


If settled prior to..   Settlement minus attorney fees minus court cost
and fees equals your money free and clear.

Your attorney will have you agree to an engagement letter.  This is an
agreement to protect you and your attorney.  On whats expected from you
and the law firm.  Your attorney will draw it up but it will be written
so he has more protections than you do.  You do not have to agree to
this.  You can inform him that there are changes that will have to be
made.  He will change it. If he says no then he doesn't believe your
case will prevail.  If you are still unsure about the engagement
letter.  Pay a second attorney to go over it.  Once you agree to the
engagement letter you will be strictly bound to it.  You don't have to
sign an engagement letter for it to be binding.  A verbal agreement is
the same.   Most can't afford to fight an attorney.  So go over
everything he's there for himself then he's there for you.

Name: Carman
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Employed as: Car repair, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 11 February 2018

I see a statement that the union is corrupt.That is a pretty strong
charge to throw out there. My own experience is myself I was fired ,and
the union worked hard on my case and where successful in getting me back
to work. I paid union dues for many years and it was worth every penny.
You could find yourself on the unemployment line from being fired. And
your union is your only hope in most cases.

Name: Slick
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 11 February 2018

Sure sounds like a bunch of cry baby cut back engineers in Louisville
mad cause guys getting called and holding them back for a bid. If I was
one I'd say FU mofo....I got bills to pay . Maybe they don't want to
be in the yard so they take road calls...

Name: 
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Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 11 February 2018

How much are legal fees to take company to court over federal leave?

Name: 
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Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 11 February 2018

thats cool this isnt Canada  the union has nothing to do with Federal
protect leave

Name: Esq
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Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 11 February 2018

This is unlike running a red signal.   The court system can get involved
immediately. CSX and their managers have broken federal law.   You may
have to go through the process to get your job back quicker per
arbitrator.   But you absolutely don't have to wait to file a demand
letter with CSX.  Then a complaint with the court system. Finally file
suit against CSX and their blind managers. 

This may take a few years but it will never see a court room.  CSX will
be writing all who suffered a check to settle. They will also offer the
men their job back or will be forced to pay future lost wages too.

To all the penis envy men.  Those men you despise.   When it's all
said and done.   Will have their job,seniority and more than they could
have saved in 20 years. Meanwhile you will continue to work and bad
mouth those wrongfully terminated.  ONly to watch those men be better
off financially  than they have ever or could have been.

Name: RRJim
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 11 February 2018

Nothing works fast for the unions or a lawyer. It's the way the system
works. CSX or any corporation can delay things for years. You can opt
to hire a lawyer it could take up to 2+ years to get it to court. Quite
a few on here have stated they had hearings scheduled then CSX cancelled
them. From what I'm gathering some have been terminated. The unions
have to set up an appeal then get it to a National Mediation Board
hearing which can take up to a year. That's the way the government
works with scheduling. I've seen people with lousy work records get
reinstated by the NMB. Personally I don't understand this FMLA. It was
out there when I was working for use with an immediate family member who
was ill not the employee. Apparently someone found a loophole. Good
going. Problem is multiple people using it for a holiday definitely set
off red flags. That's the problem.

Name: CorrUPt Unions
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Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 11 February 2018

Rocket Scientist Is Not Needed:
 
Everyone seems to understand the obvious; your unions, and a majority
of your union officers are corrupt! So stop spinning yourselves--when
reality is staring you in the face!

Drain The Swamp!

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

Bird Trex him be doing fine.   Steal be trying learn him too say sue
those mofos.    right after I got out I hired on in96 Can't  believe I
made it that many years.   I don't go out on medical after lawsuit. 
I'm gonna go out for management  or be a fry cook.  My days riding the
iron be done.    Thinks for asking bout Bird Trex Easy M.

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

Wonder why the sorry unions haven't done more on behalf of the people
for being wrongfully pulled oos for fmla misuse sorry unions don't
mind taking union does an not helping the men they should be included
in lawsuits too for mis reputation.

Name: 
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Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 10 February 2018

For the short time Hh was ceo he sure got an awesome pay package. Foote
must feel the pain of getting just crumbs. As his pay package!!!

Name: 6moremonths
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 10 February 2018

ape

I don't have fmla and hope I'll never will need it. 

Your statement is partially correct but how is someone who has a
certification by a health care provider.  That lays off on federally
protected UNPAID leave living off someone else.  Fmla is far from
welfare these men and women are not getting paid.  I seriously doubt a
licensed health care provider is going to falsify a certification and
place their license in jeopardy. 

I for one don't care If  one works or doesn't work.  I've always
made  about the same and have worked about the same.   I also believe
that those on fmla, displaced,union, sick, or whatever keep the junior
man working.  If or when csx finds X amount of people to marry the
railroad there will be massive layoffs.

Do you know what 2 men working 60hrs a week equals?
1 U.S Job loss.

Sue the hell out of them boys.  Include all supervisors has
defendants.

also for those that don't know this site is CSX SUCKS not CSX
SUCKASSES

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

EAsy M
 
been doin good.  I seen my bonus is a shade over 11grand.all is good.
Got chopped Thursday.  been in talks to my lawyer.  be kicken back
drawing unemployment.  thanking after my settlement i be going out on 
disabilty   I dont thank i be ever wanting to go back.  hadnt had this
much fun since i was a kid

Name: 
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Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 10 February 2018

Programs like fmla where fought for by many. Like anything there will
always be people who will figure out how to abuse it. Like welfare it
was set up to help people threw a bad time. But people now make a
career out of welfare,and if they need more money they have more kids.
And this way of life has been come acceptable in our society. There
will always be those people that live off the labour of others. They
have no pride or self respect.

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

EAsy M
 
been doin good.  I seen my bonus is a shade over 11grand.all is good.
Got chopped Thursday.  been in talks to my lawyer.  be kicken back
drawing unemployment.  thanking after my settlement i be going out on 
disabilty   I dont thank i be ever wanting to go back.  hadnt had this
much fun since i was a kid

Name: Apetoo
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Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 10 February 2018

Ape lessthanayear 

What got the burr up your saddle. Con 1-10 didn't say anything that
wasn't true. Maybe he has done one of those things you stated but that
wasnt the topic. It was about the abusers who drew attention to everyone
over time and screwed the legit men. Got you pretty upset. Wonder why?
Your definitely not very Christian yourself to be preaching to anyone.
You think it's ok to use fmla when it snows 4  inches to hide under
mommies skirt because it not your thing? Comment like that makes him a
full fledge worthless abuser.  In fact, if it snows and he marks off
fmla then everyone should be told what he said. The whole damn yard
should know.  Wouldn't hurt for a tm to hear either. People are layed
off who want to work. Send his ass packing and let someone come back.

Name: Con.
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Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 10 February 2018

Ha! Ha! 

Broken down bodies? 60% off fmla? Laying off because there is 4 inches
of snow? Jesus. Guess the old heads 30-40 years ago who worked every
stinkin day without FMLA and didn't cry about the snow were the last
of the hard core working men. AMEN CON. Be glad if the cry baby
doesn't come to work in 4 inches of snow. The man working his place
will be a far cry better! maybe there are guys who have legit serious
illnesses that need it but sounds like that one can't handle anything
over 3 inches.lol!

Name: Boiler
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Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 09 February 2018

They claim if your boiler is over 40 inches, your at risk of a heart
attack. Maybe should get disability. The older you are the higher the
risk. Me 47 ď boiler retired hold the couch down.

Name: 
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 09 February 2018

Any word about any or info if anybody has been terminated for fmla
misuse. Give some details

Name: 
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Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 09 February 2018

Hereís what the man said,you can pay me now or pay me later!!

Name: 
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 09 February 2018

Conductor 1-10

Got their point across.  Where do you work?   Men are laying off FM as
much now as before.  CSX can't scare a man to good health.   This
place turns out fat broken down bodies.  If 60% of the men are on Fmla
it surprise me the number wasn't higher.

P.S. Go fuck yourself. Hope you get laid off punk.

Name: 
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Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 09 February 2018

Con

You're one of those who has a standard for everyone else that you
don't Measure up to.

It's easy to talk about another man's sin.     Ask yourself have you
ever stole time from your beloved CSX.  Waited to tie up to miss a
train catch your off day. Have you ever passed the work along to the
next Crew.  Talked to everyone in the Crew room instead of starting
your deadhead.  Took your time to kill a train.  Laid off Union.  Laid
off sick when you felt fine. Called the man to get flipped home when
there was rested crews. Cried to get the boards cut.  Put in pl days
before anyone else could. 
Bitches like you are the worse.  Complain about everyone when they're
not around just to suck them off the next time you see them.   You
might not lay off Fmla but your doing other shit just as bad or worse. 
 I hear the men I work with that live on the rails tell me how they
support their family.   I ask them which one and does the current
family know you? They are the most miserable, untrustworthy men like
yourself.

Save your self righteous bullshit for your fat lazy cheating wife.

Name: 
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Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 09 February 2018

Saving dimes:

Unless changes have been made - expense/re-imbursement type monies
paid, like meal allowances, auto mileage, etc., are \ were not
included as taxable income or counted towards retirement earnings.  

No doubt though that the co. considers all wages, expenses, and their
costs for your health care premium = your overall wage package.

Name: Cp carman
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Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 09 February 2018

One thing I witnessed is the way Hh cut jobs,and always did not have
enough men. Office staff where forced to run trains. The word got out
on social Madia  sites how shitty employees where are treated.So when
they where forc d to hire people they had a hard time. And lots they
did hire never fininshed there student trips before they quit or got
fired for no show.And thatís right across the board of crafts. Foote
knows this he better be careful or he will deal with the same thing at
CSX. People donít forget when you fuck them over. The railway is
nothing without the employees.

Name: 
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Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 09 February 2018

People that abuse or use fmla,and it is entered over  a period of time.
And you are on the mat and they pull it up on a computer screen. It
really does look over whelming,expectally if itís on holidays and
special events bad weather etc. It is really easy for the company to
see a pattern. Like when people are always sick the day after pay day.

Name: Cond
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Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 09 February 2018

FMLA USERS 

CSX got its point across. Legal or not what they did sent the message.
The abusers know who they are and can live with the attention they
brought to everyone else. Don't run your pie holes defending them.
Just had one tell me yesterday he wasn't working if we got 4 inches of
snow or more. WASN'T HIS THING! I hope they throw the book at him. I
hate it too but man up and work in it.  FMLA isn't to be used for your
lazy ass personal days off. Karma is a bitch. Maybe they'll get an
illness that they really do need FMLA for. Sounds harsh? Well it's
meant to. Just hope those who were wrongly accused get their justice.
To bad they have to go through this because of abusive pukes.

Name: 
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Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 09 February 2018

they terminated several men across the system today.  One I know works
all the time.  Has 3 kids and his wife is in bad shape.  So much for a
fair an impartial hearing.

Name: Saving dimes
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Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 09 February 2018

T&E 

My accountant told me to take the taxable income amount that I was
claiming on my tax return by the hours I worked for the year and that
would be the hourly wage that csx was paying me to work for them. I'm
claiming 88,000 and worked 3041 hours. That's around 28 an hr. Thats
what csx paid me to be an employee for them. Not sure exactly what all
is included in taxable income but he said it is considered part of my
wages. if they want to pay me 28.00 plus ec and ot that might not be
bad.  If we don't go to hotels and go home every night even better. If
we do go to hotels we better still get meals and held away. See how this
pans out.

Name: Reality
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Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 09 February 2018

Crews 
The facts.
The pay rates Will change.
Seniority will be a thing of the past.
Super pools will be implemented.
Work rules will be drastically reduced.
Crews will swap trains at a halfway point and bypass the hotels. The
plans are already on the table. 
Yard and road work will be combined. Everyone will become multi purpose
employees. Crews will be reduced.

It doesn't matter what happens to the stock. It doesn't matter how
they restructure. It doesn't matter what assets they sell. You are a
blue collar in the field worked with absolutely no control how CSX
handles its business. You are no body. You will come to work and bitch
every day like you always do and do your job as your told or be
fired.You can't even control you union's let along a corporation as
big as CSX. So learn to adapt to the changes. Keep your mouth shut and
do your job as your instructed. There's not a damn thing you can do
about it. The union's have no federal rights that prevents CSX from
restructuring. If you still have a job when it is all done then
consider yourself blessed. Do you job and take your paycheck. If this
pisses You off TOO BAD! The truth hurts. You cut your balls off years
ago so deal with the game you are being given. Conform or leave.

Name: Sl zbinden
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Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 09 February 2018

Tommy Callahan got canned yesterday.. gator shoes..plaid suits and 1992
Benz diesels will be up for sale in walbridge ohio shortly..I hate to
see the man go..a sloppy thrown together fellow with his shit hanging
over his belt is always good for a laugh at work..either way it's
called asset utilization ...on a positive note some jobs added to north
Baltimore.. anybody have any info about the hourly agreement ? Maybe the
road jobs will meet and greet with crew from other direction then head
home...in other news hoping for an Philly eagles repeat ..so I can
watch YouTube and observe the bird fans torch/destroy the city and
tongue horeshit  off the pavement..stay classy fellas..go birds..in
closing I nominate mayihaveanother to the CSX sucks posting hof ur  as
good as it gets when the game is on the line..I hope you win your
settlement and run thru multiple blondes daily..how's Trex?...stick
together fellas 

Sincerely.
Sl zbinden

Name: 
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 09 February 2018

LC 
      I have first hand knowledge as well and there is no way the union
could justify giving up every work rule we have left for a cut in pay. 
They won't be able to get anyone to take these jobs and deal with the
bull shit we put up with for $23 a hour.  You can go right now and get
a job paying that in a factory in the south with weekends off. That
amount of money is laughable and if it even made it to a vote it would
never pass without some crooked stuff going on behind the scenes.

Name: LC
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 09 February 2018

Eng

The hourly rate post is correct.    It has never been that high.   I
hear everyday men think it will be 50plus an hour wrong .  My post is
correct sorry.

Name: Eng
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 08 February 2018

Whoever posted the rates is dead wrong. Made up numbers to discourage
all. I know for a fact the first negotiation for engineers was offered
38 hour.

Name: 
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Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 08 February 2018

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Read more at: 
https://thefly.com/landingPageNews.php?id=2490698

Name: Oh my 
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 08 February 2018

How does the super pools work ? Does it do Away with xtra board ? Is it
1 pool and you go anywhere ? Will it cut jobs ?

Name: 
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Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 08 February 2018

One thing all railroads where pushing for was,work life balance. It is
an issue lately that has gone the way of the Doo Doo bird. Is it just
an issue on the back burner with everything else going on?

Name: Signal department
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Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 08 February 2018

I have been a signal man for csx for more than five years. Recent rumors
of job cuts have left everyone with the attitude of screw it i am
getting laid off so why try to do good work. Trucks are trashed, tools
are broken or left laying on the job site, and quality of work are all
directly related to this new attitude. For example a 1 year employee
who worked at a warehouse making $9 an hour before csx hired him is
willing to learn everything he can about signal systems while  a 3 year
employee spends most of the day complaining about csx, playing on his
cellphone, and generally getting paid to make everyone else miserable.
Seniority determines who stays and whoís cut. Good luck if the cuts
happen because work quality will be trash.

Name: 
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Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 08 February 2018

https://www.ble-t.org/pr/news/newsflash.asp?id=6065


ITS ABOUT TIME BLET.   ABOUT 2 WEEKS BEHIND SMART

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

http://www.tcrc657.com/news/2014/Hourly_Rate_Notice.pdf

Name: Fact 
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Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years
Posted: 08 February 2018

The reason that the hourly rate is back on the table is because of the
backpay. The company didn't want to Backpay under the hourly rate
because it would have been a huge increase in payment. Fact

Name: Utu
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Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 08 February 2018

LC 

25.30 an hour. Are you joking. So a 10 hour trip to Roselake that
already pays 414.00 for the trip rate is going to be reduced to 253.00.
A trip from avon to Lafayette at 100 miles pays 236.00. How the hell can
you make 236 on a job like that unless you stay out there 9 hours or
more. That doesn't normally happen. It's bad enough we are working
for the lowest paying class one railroad in the country but that rate
is pure rape!  Last time I checked the CNIC was paying 41.00 hr. 410.00
for 10 hrs work.  Hope your dead wrong about this. Get my job resume out
and head for another railroad or a factory that pays the same.

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

When Hh took over cp, if Tm and yard office staff did not get paper work
to crews fast enough,they where demoted. They had such a turn over of
yard office staff it was hard to remember names. And the people that
they used to replace staff where even more clueless. It was just
intimidation and fear game. I put up with four years of it. That is why
I monitor CSX to see if they are playing the same game. And they are. !!
I try to warn people on certain things they do if I can. They are a
ruthless bunch of people,never seen this style of managing in my life.
Itís on the edge of criminal.

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

Sorry man did not mean to piss you off,I understand your frustration. I
work at different railroad. So I donít know how,inept management is at
CSX. When Iíve been put in a position where a manager has tried to say
the rule has changed. I tell them Iím going with the written rule that
was issued,if it has changed give me a copy and we go from there. Ya
sometimes a company gets complacent and that is how accidents happen.
That is why in thirty five years I write down all this bs they give me.
File it at home and give of a copy. To union   Because when something
happens. The management will deny deny they will always try and save
there own skin. Again at CSX the management should get there shit
together,and have clear directives for the employees. If they are found
negligent they could go to prison in extreme cases. Good luck pal

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

Train accidents, customers, Fmla, stock manipulation. withholding
information.

The legal team  is going to be busy in 2018.

Name: LC
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 08 February 2018

In talks about doing away with motels. The hourly rate is at 25.30 for
conductor and 26.70 for engineer.   There will be no more claims paid
as of last Monday.  All will be on self supporting super pools.

Name: HA!
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Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 08 February 2018

APE

Are you a FNG!!!!  What the hell. See it in writing. You have got to be
kidding. Have you not paid any attention to how this company works! I
have been out here over 22 years and CSX has to be the worst company on
the face of this earth for putting anything in writing. How many times
have you had a TM tell you that you got to do something different
because the rule has changed and not one damn bulletin or notice has
been published on it. DID YOU EVEN READ THE NEW QUARTERLY REISSUE OF
THE SYSTEM BULLETINS AND NOTICES? There is a shit load of stuff missing
especially in the equipment handling rules. The old rules that were
previously issued in bulletins are not in the operating rules so they
are supposed to be reissued quarterly until they are. Example.... where
is the rule that states that all empty unit trains will operate with one
unit on line only. See if you can find it anywhere.  That's just one of
many. Supervisors say that if a rule isn't reissued it still stands as
is until it is abolished or rescinded. Now just how in the hell would a
new hire know what that rule was if he never saw it or couldn't find
it. See it in writing??? Are you joking???  Supervisors have been
pulling new rules and crap out of their butts since CSX took over and
never issuing one thing about it in writing. They tell you once you
have been told by a supervisor that your supposed to do a job task
different than the rule book states you are obligated to follow his
rule. If you don't then you will be wrote up. The only thing you can
do is call the operating rules department and tell them what this
supervisor has done and put it in for review.  If you wait for them to
put something in writing then your an idiot. Ive been waiting 20 years
for csx to get there shit straight. Jesus man, they cant even get a
work order straight half the time. Get smart man!

Name: RRJim
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 08 February 2018

A while back someone posted that it was unfair that road jobs didn't
have holiday pay. That's incorrect. Instead of holiday pay the unions
secured personal leave days for road crews. Of course it is based on
years of service. The max is 11 days personal leave days which is the
same amount of claimable holiday days in a year.

Name: 
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Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 08 February 2018

Every craft has the lunchroom lawyer!  ďYou get what you pay forĒ

Name: 
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Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 08 February 2018

FYI donít get triggered by second hand information. That always happens
at the railroads it seems, if there isnít a rumour start one. Railway
workers are worse than a bunch of gossiping Hens. ďWomenĒ Again wait
till you see it in writing. I learnt this long ago working on the
railway.

Name: cond.
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Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 08 February 2018

Someguy

I hope to god you misunderstood what you posted. Your saying the UTU
agreed to more stringent discipline rules for conductors who don't
have to protect yard jobs when they are working on pools???  Are you 
kidding me. When was this side letter discussed with the members. Did
you ask them how in the hell they can sign off on this without
notifying the members that there were discussions on the matter. You
know how this company is. they will implement this process before there
is ever a side letter issued and the members get a notice that this has
been done. The unions are inept as hell at getting information out to
its members and the company wont wait for them to do it. they will go
full steam as soon as they can without any regard for the members not
knowing a thing about it. If this shit goes down that should be the
last straw for all of us. We need to sue the shit our of our unions for
misrepresentation and violation of the constitution. Avon yard is
remote. Im not qualified on the remotes and they can kiss my ass if
they try and miscall me for this stupid crap. Man, I hope you didn't
hear this right. If you did and the company starts its usual 
predictable inept crap then its time to get a group together and go see
a a labor law lawyer!

Name: reality check
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Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 08 February 2018

Wake up idiots!!!!

The writing is on the wall. We will all be on an hourly rate. All trip
rates will be abolished. There will be no assigned limits. You wont
need them. You will work every direction on every job. There will no
need for locals. You will get called to do any job. It will take the
company a long time to get everyone qualified to do all the work but
they will eventually get you to do it. If for some reason you don't
get called for a particular job because it just doesn't come your way
on the one big super pool you will only be allowed 1 pilot for one day
for a refresher. 

The only upside to this is you wont need to worry about filing claims
for out of route, mishandled on the job or being screwed out of double
tickets. No penalties for combining yard and road tickets. This will
decrease the work of your union representatives. 
When this happens it will be time to file a petition against our unions
and demand our union dues are decreased. They are already some of the
highest dues paid by any union member in the country. We don't need to
line their pockets if their work is cut in half and our seniority rights
have been demolished.  So sit back and wait for the changes to happen
because they will. You have lost all control of your unions. the only
thing you will have left is to go after them to reduce the dues and
keep your money they don't deserve.

Name: Someguy
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 08 February 2018

Also at the meeting found out that the utu signed off with the company
allowing them to miss call the 1st out pool conductor if running the
roster for a yard job.

Name: Someguy
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 08 February 2018

So I went to a union meeting 2 days ago and it sounds like the company
wants to discuss hourly rate again. It also sounds like all the local
and general committees are open to discussion with the company on this.
My question is any idea what the hourly rate would be? I guess the soo
railroad already has it.anyone on this board ever talk to any engineers
that work over there to see what $$ they make.

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

Iíve looked at the share value of some of the better run railways. And
CSX stock value does not make sense. I think there is going to be a
correction with CSX stock.

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

Money Hungry,

   Where I work, we call guys like you Company Bitches and Scabs.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 07 February 2018

Hh made share holders a lot of money with his precisioní railroading at
cp. But they said it would not work at CSX. Now that the hype is over
at CSX,I feel they better scrap that plan. There is a finite number of
equipment and realisate to be sold. The ceo at CSX,better focus on
getting the customers back. The revenue that was made per car load is
what made the money.This board of directors and ceo,must open there
eyes and do what railroads do move product,and seek new business. The
investors have seen all this negative impact that Hh had brought to
CSX. The gig is up investors are going to put there money in a lot
better companies. Like I predicted before the new year. There is going
to be a change at the top.

Name: money hungry
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Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 07 February 2018

I think until one of you assholes want to step up and pay my bills I
will continue to take calls.  None of you know my financial situation.
some of you are probably the cheap asses that save your sandwich bags
to reuse.  I didn't take this job to sit at the house and starve.  If
I was a gambling man, and I am, I bet you guys that are whining are
higher up on the roster and don't have to worry about if you are going
to have a job next month.  The railroad is 'feast or famine'...get it
while you can!

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

Crap really rolls down hill where i'm at.  CSX cuts off to many yard
jobs, so now the Locals are shotgunned together without being in any
type of blocks. Once the locals leave the yard they have to switch out
their train before they can switch the customers, locals are working 12
hrs. everyday and relieving themselves the next day. The customers
aren't getting serviced due to to much of a work load. Instead of
submitting the correct reason codes on the OBWO and showing the true
cause of customers not being worked. The Train Master is instructing
the Conductor's to put it on the customer so that he doesn't get any
heat from his bosses and his numbers look good. CSX Ethics hard at
work.

Name: Cond
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Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 07 February 2018

Blah blah blah.... 

The switch wasn't lined back. We all get what happened. Why,only the
crew knows why they forgot. Speculate till the cows come home.  

Now to more important things. Hey Roselake conductor! You still
haven't told us who the TM was that told you that you were going to
take trains over to the Missouri side like they did in conrail. 
Did your engineers notice the company blew EVANSVILLE into the job
description for roselake on their bid cards????  Shows evansville as
their away from home terminal as well as roselake. A couple of LCs
didn't even notice. We had to tell them. F...king real man. Damn LCs
didn't even notice. Companies up to changing all the jobs and doing
what BNSF is doing. Make you go all over the damn country. 
You better start paying attention on how they are paying you and how
many miles your betting paid. You can bet your ass the union's will
let them screw you out of actual miles run. They have been stealing
from us for years calling road crews recrewing long pools "road
switchers" and stealing miles and combining recrew tickets. They will
steal the pennies off a dead man's eyes. Watch your tickets and your
earning statements. File those claims. Start a paper trail. You need it
so you got proof when you finally strike against your union for letting
this shit happen for the last 3 years!

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

I was a union member for 36 years. The strongest union was the running
trades. Before the 1980s..Each generation gets weaker and weaker,and
people donít stick together like they use to. The reps are just a
handful of elected people. They have no power if the members donít back
them. They canít walk in an office and say or else anymore. They use to
and management did not want union trouble. Because if it got to the top
brass that your terminal had labour issues. They replaced the manager
pretty fast. United we stand united we fall. United we provale. Stay
together be strong thatís all you have. Donít blame some elected rep
for your problems. Itís to easy to point a finger   Thatís my two
cents.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 06 February 2018

At cn and cp our union went to the media on a regular basis. Local and
national news for years. Transport Canada weak in Canada. They are
controlled by big railways so is our goverment. Hh did what he wanted.
We had to go with it or be fired. The union got 87 percent of peopleís
jobs back. And got people paid that where pulled out of service. But it
took time. The union is still fighting with this creel. American ceo.
They have no respect for contract agreements or labour laws. We are
small potatoís here in Canada. Compared to USA. They donít care about
CSX or the workers they are going to suck every dollar out of CSX. And
they are confident there is no one to stop them. Itís legal robbery.

Name: 
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Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 06 February 2018

Interesting post - from name retired union rep.
Am wondering if that person truly believes that unions actually have
the power & right to make companies  always  operate in ways that best
benefits employees \ members, no matter the overall cost, efficiency,
etc.?

Name: 
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Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 06 February 2018

Has anyone been fired yet for Amtrak and CSX accident?

Name: retired union rep!
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Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years
Posted: 06 February 2018

UTU/BLET Supporters

Well Indy crews,,,,,, Your union agreement work rules and working
conditions are being changed right in front of your faces. Your
seniority privileges are being abolished and reduced to nothing. Your
days of earning the right to retire on a job close to home and earn the
highest wages are over. You are all becoming just one big herd of work
mules that will be whipped and beat into submission. Why you ask??? 
Because you did nothing but sit on your asses and cry and whine and not
stand up to the unions for not fighting the good fight for you. Not one
petition circulated to your International reps. NOT  ONE SINGLE LETTER
TO THE EDITOR. NOT ONE SINGLE UPROAR THAT GOT THE ATTENTION OF THE
PRESS.  Bitched and moaned and didn't demand your GC office take it
public.  You all just stood  there and did nothing. Don't you idiots
know you don't have to strike to get heard. You have every right by
federal law to organize as a group and take your issues to the press.
The company cant do a damn thing to interfere with your organizing
rights and to take it to the press that your pissed off that your
unions are sitting in the laps of the company and letting them rape
you. they try and suspend you for organizing a protest group against
your union they will see a court order injunction thrown on them so
fast it will make their heads spin! Your unions will be jumping through
hoops to shut you up. They dont want the media running with the
story!Hope your all proud of yourselves. Now go pay those over inflated
dues and kiss your unions ass along with the carriers! Every one of you
would make Jimmy Hoffa proud!

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

fuck you FOOTE YOU PC OF SHIT AND A FUCK YOU PAUL HINLAL HOPE BOTH DROP
DEAD LIKR THAT DICKHEAD HARRISON.. AND DIDNT FORGRT YOU MARK WALLACE
YOU ARE A SPECAIL pc OF SHIT.

Name: Esq
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Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 05 February 2018

Wiener

Carrier broke federal law and they will be held accountable.  There
aren't blackout dates on fmla.  Pulling men OOS over Christmas was a
pre planned move.  Issuing notices about laying off over the holidays
is interference in itself.  Carrier and individual supervisors will be
held accountable.  If you're a supervisor who played a role in this. 
Be ready to get your checkbook out. 

Have a Nice Day

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 05 February 2018

Been out of pocket since investigation for fmla anyone fired yet..

Name: WINNER
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Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 05 February 2018

RAMBO---  You are in the situation because of you!

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

CSXís accident rate, based on train miles traveled, has been rising the
past three years, according to the Federal Railroad Administration. The
rate jumped 13 percent in the first ELEVEN MONTHS of 2017,

Name: Mayihaveanother
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 05 February 2018

Get my money from the suits I be filing maybe I go to Super Bowl 2019
baby  watch my Eagles repeat.  Be riding clean up in their.  I shut my
lids I can see it all coming to pass.  Me 2 maybe 3 blondes my new sled
gonna be nice

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

Rambo


Give them hell.  You men deserve every penny you can get.

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

I wish CSX would go ahead and fire me. My board was held January 16 and
I canít wait to be fired so I can go ahead with lawsuits since I have
Fmla and dr excuses

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 05 February 2018

Railway Age Article - "CSX: A mighty fine line, but Ö"


http://www.railwayage.com/index.php/blogs/frank-n-wilner/csx-a-mighty-fine-line-but.html?channel=00

Name: Curious 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 05 February 2018

FRA 
Got a question for you. Had 2 tm's get into an argument over paper
work for a train. Yard tm ordered crew out of the terminal without
paperwork specfic for their train and route. The line of road tm told
them not to leave without it. There were questions about restrictions
on the train. When exactly is it okay for crews to run on a main line
without paperwork identifying their train. I already know we better
have hazmat paperwork . A lot of times they don't provide us with
clearance  bureau messages. Say we don't need it for the line we are
on even though we have double stack trains. I thought it was FRA LAW 
that the engineer was to be provided with a legible tonage graph. If
you don't have paperwork how does the engineer know for a fact what to
put in the trip optimized program? How about the information they blow
into the PTC? Just what exactly is legal or illegal?

Name: Cond
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Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 05 February 2018

Car repair  

You are 100% right on with the comment that crews are being sent out on
territories they aren't familiar with. The FRA LAW COVERING
QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED BY LAW is being blatantly ignored and
management is doing everything in their power to intimidate crews into
taking trains were they have no business going. The crews are scared to
call the FRA ON THE spot and turn then in. What's worse is I know for a
fact that some engineers are using the conductor on their train as a
pilot because they want to rush and get off the train just to get the
job done after the conductor tells them not to worry they won't let
them get in trouble. Everyone of them should be FIRED. They do nothing
but make those who want to follow the law and stand up to management
look like trouble makers. These morons do nothing but undermine our
rights to demand they follow the laws and rules as they expect us too. 
There are dispatchers who even think that if your running with PTC they
can order you to run on unqualified territory. 

These Super pools are going to be trouble from hell. There are hundreds
of employees who haven't run for numerous years on all the territory as
well as old heads who never did.CSX WILL CUT CORNERS AND VIOLATE FRA LAW
to rush the training through. You can bet your life on it. They don't
give a crap about the training and safety of crews. They have shown
this time and time again. 
It will be up to the crews to put a stop to this. I will personally do
my part and report every incident I witness that breaks FRA LAW OR CSX
OPERATING PRACTICES. If a fellow brother gets called by the FRA and it
is determined he chose to do it on his own then too bad in dealing with
the consequences.  It's not being a rat. It's being someone who has
had enough of the balless wonders and worthless UNION REPS who won't
do what's right.  I hope there are more guys out there that feel the
same way. We have all let CSX trample on us for way too long. Grow some
balls and do what's right or hit the road. They are going to cram this
down your throat whether you like it or not. The least you can do is
stand for what's right!

Name: Mayihaveanother
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 05 February 2018

Eagles baby.   At the crib partying all nite. Like to take this time and
thanks those that made it all possible.  It hadn't been for you're
arrogant above the law mentality.  I would not be at crib with my boys.

Name: LC
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 04 February 2018

Car repair 

Your wrong and that union post is right. Super pools are coming to the
Indy area and the old heads holding the highest trip rate pool will
lose their seniority rights to hold them . Get called just like an
extra board for the jobs. So before you post such comments you better
do some research because if the carrier can find a way to cut your
craft In half they will.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 04 February 2018

Sounds like your a guy with no seniority,they always cried because they
never paid there dues yet. But one day when you get some seniority you
will still cry. Pay your dues before you ,slam the the real men.

Name: UTU/BLET
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years
Posted: 04 February 2018

NEWS FLASH....NEWS FLASH...Avon crews  
Step right up and get em while you can! Get your super pools here. 
Grab them while you can. Going cheap for CSX! Gonna cost double for the
crews. no more hi dollar pools for old men with seniority! Take your
crumbs while you can! Hope you been saving your nickles and dimes old
heads.  It's gonna hit your wallets hard.

Name: Hat
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 04 February 2018

Conductor

Save your judgemental bullshit.   You probably stay displaced don't
take notification or guilty of stealing time.   You don't know who
needs Fmla.  Go fuck yourself.

Name: Me
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 04 February 2018

Looks like I struck a nerve with the Jealous CSX slaves.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 04 February 2018

You are a worthless turd if you use FMLA for anything other than what
you have FMLA for. If you use FMLA whenever you don't want to work
then you should be fired. FMLA is not for that. Most of us can't just
decide we don't want to go to work and not get points for it.

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

I was not talking about a guys twig and berries!!

Name: Bulldog
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 04 February 2018

More like use it and lose it Jr.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 04 February 2018

You know the saying abuse it you lose it. Fmla

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 04 February 2018

ME

Tell the truth.  That assessment is dead on accurate.

Name: 
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 04 February 2018

Info on Cayce crash........signal suspension in effect at the time. .
CSX crew gave up the track but forgot to restore the hand throw switch.

Name: Me
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 04 February 2018

FMLA,

  Maybe one day you will have financial freedom to not be a wage Whore
to the CSX gods. I work with guys like you every day, on call 24/7,
can't afford to mark off, always running that mouth about the guys who
are off FMLA, sick, P.B., you can't stand being home with your fat-ass
controlling wife. Hopefully, one day you will be financially secure so
you can mark off once in a while and enjoy your life. You probably are
loyal to this company that would love nothing more that to eliminate
your job.  Go Patriots.

Name: Hunters ghost 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 04 February 2018

http://www.cnn.com/2018/02/04/us/amtrak-south-carolina-crash/index.html

Heres the artical the csx train was believed to be empty, sitting idle.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 04 February 2018

New 2018 CSX revised physician certification
Blackout dates: New Year's Eve ,New Years Day,MLK day, Super Bowl,
Mardi Gra, Valentine's,Mother's Day, Father's Day, Good
Friday,Easter, Memorial Day, 4th of July,Labor Day, Halloween,EHHarison
day, all Saints Day,Thanks Giving,Hanukkah, Christmas Eve,Christmas Day,
Friday, Saturaday,Sunday,Monday .

Name: FMLA
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Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years
Posted: 04 February 2018

Lets see how many worthless turds use FMLA today for the Super Bowl and
then cry victim when they get caught.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 04 February 2018

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XFe7s0WQ_tY Amtrak CSX accident

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

Run for union office if you want to make a difference. Got to start
somewhere at the local level. Those at the national should be getting
close to retirement. Problem is most don't run. You don't have to be
the LC. There's other positions Vice LC, Secretary Treasurer, Chaplain
etc... We had union message boards in the crew rooms but certain issues
can't be posted like the minutes of the union meetings. Can't let the
railroad know what's going on. You also can't post it on websites for
the same reason seeing anyone can have access. I was a Vice LC for on &
off for nearly 25 years. I had people calling me as to what went on at
the meetings. Problem with that was when you saw they were in town and
could of made the meeting. Get enough people show up and vent your
anger at a meeting. Start the dialog. There's has to be a beginning.
If you have 100 people who belong to the local/division at least 25-30
can show up.

Name: 
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Employed as: Car repair, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 03 February 2018

When Hh was at cp, the management, forced us to work over time because
they cut employees so deep and had bo cars everywhere. We where told to
our faces that if you do not work over time. Your fired. And you can go
to the labour board human rights the union we donít care. And they also
brought in scab labour and made us work beside them. It was like that
for six months. The union finally was able to put a stop to it but took
time. This is how the manage worked under Hh. Now you have Foote , he is
no better.

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

We use to get the union reps. Attention when we told them it only takes
an X on a ballot to make a change in representations. Some reps where
pretty bitter when they had to go back on the job and give up nice
office. But it sent a message that the membership can fire and hire
union reps.

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

Sick
Agree 100% and how about the secrecy on the hourly rate..  Why weren't
we told what HH offered.   We should have had a say I that too.

Name: SICK OF TRYING
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Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 03 February 2018

Union lovers

I have voted, I have attended meetings, I have supported them because I
was born and raised by them. Now Im just sick because of them. I wish
for just once we could get an LC or any damn Union rep who would do
their jobs and keep the members informed on what the hell is going on.
ITS THEIR JOB! They took the positions knowing good and well what they
were getting into. We have union boards. Has anything been posted on
them about all these proposed changes or those that have taken place
over night while we sleep? HELL NO! Has any local chairman circulated
information around the crew rooms for the members to read? HELL NO! I
was a member of a union before and our reps were on it the minute the
rumors started. They kept everyone up to date on the talks and meeting
they were having. They posted on the union boards. We got LCs now that
are telling people they aren't being kept in the loop and don't know
anymore than we do. If this is true that means one thing and one thing
only. The union is corrupt as hell. The LCs should be bringing charges
against the damn international. A deliberate attempt to hide
information and subjects of negotiations from their own damn LCs is
just cause to file federal charges under the LMRDA and United states
federal laws for protection of union members. You don't have to go to
a union meeting to get info. Your LCs are supposed to provide this
info. A good LC knows not all his members can attend. Only an idiot
would think other wise. I have never seen a union so hush hush and
hidden behind the scenes more than the UTU and the BLET. Shutting their
own reps out and leaving them in the dark is a sign of a corrupt union.
One no better than the Mafia had!  Its about time the members started
getting serious about their rights as members and start putting the
hammer down on the international for more transparency. Their getting
as bad as our government. This shit is getting bad! 
Oh... can any LC please explain to me how the company can abolish a job
and a 3 months later put it back on and reduce the miles and the pay on
the job. The same miles are being traveled and not a thing about the
job changes accept the job symbol. No rail was torn up. No short cuts
are being taken but all of the sudden the route is shorter and they pay
is less. Please explain this to us. We already know the carrier was
crying we were getting paid too much on these jobs. Doesn't change the
fact they were agreed and the rail miles never changed. Where does this
shit come from???

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

Didtimefornothing

I've sort of knew that was going to happen. One board for all jobs.
So, you don't know what you're working till they call. We heard
rumors about it years ago. Is it only for road jobs? What we were told
that eventually it would be one board for all jobs road & yard. It's
basically a cut down version of what Hunter Harrison did with the
Illinois Central/CN one size fits all. Difference is IC/CN went to an
hourly rate of pay.

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

You people have the right to be angry at the changes. I did 36 years of
it went threw it myself. At the end of the day it is a good paying
job,the job itself is unique and one of a kind. I know most of you have
railroading in your blood. My advice try and plug away do what you have
to do to get a pay check. The world is just as ugly outside the
railway. Good luck!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 03 February 2018

Some of you are mad at the union. But the reality is the company is
changing rules over night. The union has to play catch up with these
company assholes. You have to make a case first, then it have to go
threw several channels. Before it can be argued of the changes. But the
union will try and make the members whole that have been affected. My
self I was pulled out twice and made whole but took some time.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 03 February 2018

What they did at  cn and cp they are just starting to do at CSX. It will
only stop when operating costs are at a bare minimum. Once the shares
canít get any higher,the raiders will sell there stock and be on there
way. The new guy will have to put it back together again. Cp cut thirty
percent of the staff. 6000 people they are just starting to hire people
back. That is what I expect will happen with CSX. If you can hang in
there do it.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 03 February 2018

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pzsr3J-54js The future

Name: Willy
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 03 February 2018

12 laid off fm at my terminal.   Looks like scare tactics doesn't force
people to work who have issues.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 03 February 2018

The crew before you should bad order the toilet. It is a chemical
toilet, try put in injury claim for respitory injury. I bet they would
all get attention then.

Name: Brown Hornet
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 03 February 2018

Cond
Lol thanks 

Easy Money

Great I want all of you to sue the hell out of them.  Good to read you
guys are talking to the Dol too.   I'm not on Fmla but who knows who
will need it down the road.  Even if I don't this goes deeper.   If
those basterds get away with breaking federal law it will be fuel on
the fire for something entirely different tomorrow.    This affects
everyone on the rail with or without Fmla leave.  I don't know if the
union is doing anything but if they're not fuck them too. 

The Best to all of you.  Give them hell don't let them get away with
anything. NO FAVORS

Name: Cond
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 03 February 2018

MY FUCKING HERO 
OH MY GOD MAN! the only thing you forgot was the company trying to
blame everything that goes wrong by their stupid mismanagement on the
crews. Wasn't a damn thing you posted that isn't true. The public has
no stinking idea about the crap that goes on. Those stupid foamers who
stand by the tracks taking their stupid pictures just kill me. If they
only knew how stinking wrong their wet fantasy dreams are. Maybe we
should all stop and let them smell the nasty crapper and take a look at
everything that's broke. Time to straighten these idiots out and get
them over their little boy wants to run a choo choo and be famous
fantasy. You got my vote if you run against the international rep of
the UTU OR BLET! Out with old has beens and in with the new!

Name: BrownHornet
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 03 February 2018

1 board
outrageous union dues
sky rocketing insurance premiums with less coverage
seniority applies to Vacation bids for first round only
good claims not paid
over 100 men wrongfully pulled OOS
limits expanded
unreasonable attendance policy
keeps adding more responsibilities and work on the men
having to wait on ride to the hotel
having to wait to be picked up from the hotel
2 hrs pay for running their simulator
waste of time sitting in their rules class that covers nothing
be treated like a criminal in their "fair and impartial hearing" aka
kangaroo court, show trial, tribunal.
loss of 20 year boot program
unpredictable work schedule with no napping
no phone or any reading material unless phone helps the carrier
on call for free
no weather lay off
no drinking in hotel on your on time
having to run down mailman for not needed certified letters
never knowing who your supervisor is day to day 
dealing with crew callers who don't know the agreement
begging for a PB day
ridiculous vacation pl caps
Friday, Saturday, Sunday is just another day unless you mark off
No overtime after 40,50,60,70 or 100hrs in week is insanity
never knowing when you will be back home
Turnover rate is off the charts and these sons of bitches want to fuck
with us. 
Those of you who were wrongfully pulled OOS.  I can not believe there
has not been complaints filled with Dept. of Labor, you haven't raised
hell with your union. And your not in talks with an attorney.

Name: Cond.
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Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 03 February 2018

Ape 
Guess you didn't read the post. You can't move up in seniority when
there is none!!!  Only damn thing seniority is for is bidding vacation
says and maybe moving around in your seniority district if there is a
damn job available that isn't on a super pool or one God damn board.
The union's are ruining us and the railroad. It's never going to be
the same. Old head pay will be a term of the past when it comes to
making it to the top and holding top dollar runs.  stick a knife in us
union. Do what ya do best

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 03 February 2018

10 years yeah you're a real od head Jr.

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

RRJIM 

By combining all the pools together as one pool that covers different
trip rated runs.. I was holding a pool that paid the highest trip rate.
Now some 1 yr.eng can get called off the single board created to work
the job.  My pay has decreased by an average of 800 a month now.
Seniority doesn't mean shit anymore. "f...k your super pools and the
unions.

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

I have to ask. How does a person with lower seniority stand for better
jobs?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 03 February 2018

We went threw same thing at cp. one thing that was good guys that could
retire did they did not stay a day longer than they had to. So you
moved up the seniority ladder that much faster!

Name: Looking for work
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 03 February 2018

It's over!  

It's time to wake up and see the writing on the wall. Your union's
are done protecting crew rights and what's fair. Seniority is going
out the door.  I'm on a super pool and I had enough seniority to
finally hold a job with good pay and good days home. Now anyone with a
single day of seniority can get called for the good runs and make
1000's more than me because the union didn't fight the fight for
anyone who has been out here for years doing their time and earning
their place. I'm done with this crap and I'm not going to pay these
crew rapist union's  some of the highest union dues that can be paid
in this country. They don't deserve the money they charge. As for
raises we didn't get shit because now my wife's meds are double and
the co pays are up and annual out of pocket is taking 3000 out of your
paychecks if you have a sick kid. People who voted for this shit did
nothing but look at the monthly premium. STUPID MORONS REFUSED TO LOOK
AT THE BIG PICTURE.I'm sick of the union's stealing from me and
working with retards. It's time to move on. If you have a brain in
your head you will too.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 03 February 2018

I have been with CSX for most of my adult life. Iíve chased this job
from place to place knowing that when I gained the seniority that I
would eventually be able to hold a job close to home. I came to a point
in my life where Iím sure most have been where I decided it was time to
look for a career not a job. I paid the money for school took the
chance and joined the CSX railroad. My thinking was the railroad has
been around forever good pay good retirement but bad schedule and after
hiring in questionable at best work conditions referring to the way
people are treated. Since joining the railroad I started my adult life
so to speak got married had kids etc. The railroad has been good to my
family and I financially and been here long enough now I couldnít
imagine myself doing anything different. Then what seems like overnight
huge changes to the point where I may not have a job tomorrow. Donít get
me wrong Iím like everyone else I complained about claims and pay  as
well as unfair treatment. I swear mid level to upper management have no
regard for their employees for the most part or thatís how it seems. But
with all that being said I need my job. I have always done what I was
paid to do. I work the XB and the pools Iím not a kiss ass my outlook
has always been out of sight out of mind. I put my claims I when the
agreement is violated just to have them denied like everyone else. I
guess what Iím saying is in a way Iím scared of losing my job so a
elite few can reap the benefits of an inflated stock price. I donít
think there will be much left of CSX when they are done. Best of luck
to all.

Name: Mayihaveanother
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 02 February 2018

Any word from  kanga Kourt.

Name: RRJim
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 02 February 2018

LilChris

Thanks I appreciate it. I retired from CSX it'll be 8 year in April. I
also worked for another 4 1/2 years for a non-union railroad as an
outside contractor just gave that up in November. Railroad does get in
your blood.

Name: RRJim
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 02 February 2018

Ape < than a year

Chill out. Take a couple Xanax followed by a shot of rot gut whiskey.
It'll be better in the morning little buddy. Unbelievable.

Name: Hangdown
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 02 February 2018

Technological changes... get it right slick

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 02 February 2018

The technology that they have for the railroads is amazing, they just
have not installed it yet,or have sold to the public the safety factor.
And it is coming and you will be forced to accept it as an employee or
change careers. The human employee will serve as a trouble shooter.
Iíve seen many changes over the years and thought it would never
work,but it just became normal operations as time moved on. Young man
you sound a little bitter, keep your head on the job. Be safe pal!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 02 February 2018

Removal of caboose and fireman,two way radios replaced hand signals.
Itís called technical changes. And Iím sure you will see a lot more to
come.

Name: Hangdown
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 02 February 2018

First off I ain't your pal, slick. And you old fucks didn't give a
shit about the guys following behind you, you sold everything,
productivity was one of them, you also sold the brakeman, the fireman
and a long list of all kinds of shit, that's why there's an eot
hanging back there, thanks to you torch carrying team players. I bet
you didn't regret any of it not one bit once you retired and got that
fat check for selling the brakeman, $57,500?, coat tails my ass. You
like blowing smoke up your own ass??? Tuck your man boobs back behind
your overall bib fat boy

Name: LilChris
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 02 February 2018

RRJim

I appreciate your post keep them coming.  We all complain about our job
but it gets in your blood.  After X amount years it's part of who a
person is.  Some wont admit to it but the fact remains.  If you like to
stay in the loop and posting on here fills some small void.  Then great
we can all learn from your experience. Don't mind some kid  who gets
his kicks bashing others.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 02 February 2018

Hey pal I forgot more than you know. A smart person would have an open
mind and listen to some of the old timers. The benefits you enjoy today
as a railroader where hard fought to get. Nothing was just given to us.
We got involved to get changes to the railroad so we could have a
better working life. Some guys carry the torch and fight on,some guys
ride the coat tails of the people that fight for change. We made it to
the finish line good luck getting there yourself.

Name: Hangdown 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 02 February 2018

RRJim you're like one of those guys that graduated eight yrs ago and
still wants to hang out with the high school kids

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 02 February 2018

You sound like a know it all your damn self, nobody needs to know how to
run a steam engine...

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 02 February 2018

I remember they hired a bunch of people. They sat in the class room. The
instructor said , do not touch anything on your desk. One of the things
he had on the desk was a pretty coloured pipe cleaned.he continue to
talk then walked around the class room and had seen several people had
grabbed the pipe cleaner played with it ,wrapped it around there
fingers etc. The instructure told the people that played with the pipe
cleaner to go home they will not be needed on the railway,because they
could not follow simple instructions!!!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 02 February 2018

rrjim Iím retired one year from cp, I went to a retirement send off the
other day. They just hired 25 new guys. The guys told me how the some
of the new guys think they know it all after a few months. These type
are the most dangerous people to try and train. Iíve told some of these
young guys when I had to train them that you canít ,deviate you have to
always follow the rules. One young man got crushed,separating a cut of
cars. The free slack ran out and got him. He was standing between the
couplers. Big equipment is not forgiving. Your either mangled or dead.
The guys I liked to train would stop what they where doing if they got
confused. And then asked for help on the proper way to do it.  The guys
that guess are the ones that get them selfís into trouble . The big
mouth hot shots are the ones that get hurt.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 02 February 2018

RRJim, you're easily offended. Don't cry too hard, dont want you to
stroke out. Nobody wants to hear how use to this and use to that, it's
now.. so fuck you. Keep drinking that geritol tonic and walk everyday,
don't want you to stove up, hopefully this one little paragraph will
get you riled up, but you're not that smart, because I've already got
you riled up, dumbass... please respond immediately

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 02 February 2018

Engineer "child support" are you in Indiana?

Name: Aaa
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 02 February 2018

Engineer.....
Cops will not show up for being late on a payment, unless you are in
arrears. Each state is different on the laws, but every state has a
grace period for payments. Ohio's law is the the employer has 7 days
to send the money to the state after the employee has been paid and
then there is the state's processing time of up to 48 hrs. So it could
actually be 9 days after your paid and there is nothing they can do
about it. 
Even if you are behind you will be sent a letter from clerk of courts
for a court date. Until there has been a warrant, contempt of court
order etc issued by the court the cops have no grounds to do anything.

So stop crying about your going to jail etc.....it's an error on the
companies part. It's not the first and definitely won't be the last

Name: RRJim
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 02 February 2018

APE < than a year

LOL! Railroad retirees only live 4 years after retirement? I've been
retired going on 8 years I guess I'm one of the lucky ones. That's
funny.

The problem with most of you, you don't listen to those who had
already gone through most of what you bitch about. We went through line
closures, line sales, harassment, witch hunts taking people out of
service etc.... what you're going through isn't new. 

Only thing I will agree with from you is I'm retired and it's
certainly not my fight anymore. But, I don't see you fighting only
crying that things aren't fair. That the unions are all corrupt even
though you don't take the time to get involved. Look up the definition
of "union" sometime.

Name: Engineer
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 01 February 2018

Sheriff showed up at my house today.   My child support that has been
taken from my paycheck has not been sent to state. I called payroll
today and those thieves  said that it was a mistake and that none of
the child support payments were sent.  Two other guys checked and their
payments have not been sent either. They also called and were told that
it was a mistake and they should be arriving by next week!  Everybody
check your paychecks! They said it was the entire company no support
payments were sent. Now I am going to get fined and I could possibly go
to jail.  Now this after they did not send me my paycheck for three
weeks and told me that was a mistake as well.    They say we are sorry
and then get mad at me because I keep calling to ask.   I am sure all
of my money they are taking and not sending to my kids  is just so they
can get bigger bonuses!

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

Class action boys an girls more voices together are better than one....

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

Moody law firm.

Name: PISSED
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 01 February 2018

LOCO

They are getting ready to have a meeting with the BLET repts about
making super pool on east end out of Indianapolis. As for Nashville
they already combined several pools on that months ago. 
Another thing that's coming across the table is the old plan that HH
had to shut down the UP RR line that runs off the St. Louis line to the
UP RR/Salem depot. HH didn't think it was necessary and the traffic
could be sent via the terminal in Roselake. Its only 25 miles of rail
and isnt worth keeping CSX employees qualified on UP book of rules and
keeping CSX employees supplies with current paperwork and books. Rumors
were he was going to have UP crews pick up the freight from roselake
since they come there anyway. Only 2 maybe 3 trains a day come in there
and leave salem. Usually just 2. 

Hey , the guy who posted that a TM at roselake told you that you were
going to start delivering to Missouri like they did in conrail days how
about telling us who this TM is.  Is this cone yard that keeps being
referenced on the ST. Louis line dispatcher bulletins a yard that the
UP interchanges at?  What do you know about that. You got to know
something. Don't sit on the info. Going over there and deliver out of
advertised route with out any extra pay?  That tells all of us the
unions are going to negotiate new advertised job limits and aren't
going to ask us a thing about how we feel. But then , when do they ever
ask us a damn thing. Just take our money.  Big changes coming and you
wont find out until it happens. LC isn't going to know shit until the
blood is signed and dried on the deal!!!!

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

Any news from kangaroo court today?   Did your union rep urge you to
sign a waiver?   Please share any information.

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

Managers and supervisors,represent the company and are suppose to
inforce company policies and safety rules. And to correct and assist an
employee to help them perform work correctly. If a person in there
position is telling employees to take any kind of short cut, or just
bend the rules for that one fast move. They put everyoneís safety in
question and if something was to happen the company would be sued and
the supervisor could face jail time. When in doubt as what to do,I
would always follow company policies and then report the supervisor for
his misconduct.

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

I have seen people fired for not reporting an injury,ASAP. And if any
manager tries to deter you from reporting an injury will also be fired.
It is company policy and the law to report your work place injury. Some
of these managers think they are doing the company a big favour by
intimidating employees, but when head office catches wind of it ,they
are fired in most cases.

Name: brown
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 01 February 2018

ape

I do find it interesting.   Why hasn't the ble designated legal
council? SMART sure has.   Why didn't the ble denounce EH's
accusations?  SMART sure did.

and your telling us the ble tried to get their men to sign a waiver 
Sounds shady to me.   There would be very limited reasons for someone
to sign a waiver.  The carrier knows they are treading on thin ice.
There wouldn't be a waiver offered if they were in the right.  There
are men furloughed across the system.  They only need about half of us.

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

Rrjim , uh not happening on my off day. Everyone knows th ble unions is
bought and paid for thatís why they tried to get all the men oos to
sign waivers while the utu urged its men not to sign. Atleast that how
it was on our sub and theones that touch our sub.  just stay retired
and enjoy your life. How long you been retired ? Average life span
after rr retirement is 4yrs, I wouldnít be worrying about whatís
happening out here now as long as the checks keep coming in

Name: Fuckbrianmurry
E-mail: Gofuckyourserlfmurry.com
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 01 February 2018

Chief ass clown on the great lakes and Albany division Brian murry is
calling all the trainmaster  Incompetent because the employyes dont
fear them at there jobs. Told a trainmaster who had a injury in his
terminal that the employees don't fear him, that's why they are
reporting injuries. If they fear him they wont report injuries. Someone
needs to record this assholes saying these things to have proof of his
bullying tactics.  I know next time i run across him My phone will be
recording !!!

Name: RRJim
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 01 February 2018

Ape less than a year

Attending union meetings are important. I didn't go to every union
meeting but I did make it to 4-6 a year when I was in town definitely
when I was off rest days. Everyone can give a couple hours out of their
time to attend the meeting. Yes, I was around for the point system. One
of the pitfalls of rail unions is we have LC's that also have to work.
I've seen my share of LC's that marked off on union business on
weekends. As long as our local/division wasn't pay for it I didn't
give it a second notice. If they claimed loss wages they better have
good proof. Members at the meeting have to vote to pay the LC for their
loss time.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 01 February 2018

Ape

I don't know of anyone yet but they will terminate almost everyone.
This was not an investigation. I was not allowed to show any proof of
my absence. They constantly stated how I was guilty of dishonesty and
that I misused the leave. It was truly a "Show Trial" they are just
going through the motions to convince themselves and try to wear you
down.  Said there would be a decisions in thirty days.  The decision
has already been made.  It's all show.  This will have to be fought in
court.

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

RRJim,

Easier said than done. How long have you been retired? I don't know if
you worked under the points system, but most union meetings are within
the first week of a month??? Anyhow, you have to mark off to attend
them, god knows no one wants to attend one on their two off days that
they worked into. But say you do mark off to attend, you have to work
the rest of that month and the entire next month just to get rid of 3
points.. anyone??? Bueller??

Name: 
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Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 01 February 2018

Well has anyone had there ruling from there previous investigation for
fmla misuse anyone terminated yet.

Name: 
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 01 February 2018

they're still pulling men out.  I hope they get their asses sued.

Some received warning letters in the mail some did not.
Some had recerts requested some did not.
All had their Certs approved.
Red over my physicians cert that they provided.  I haven't came across
the part about blackout dates.

Name: 
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Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 01 February 2018

Thanks Easy Money for the post all need to read.
all should read post by Easy Money

Name: Easy money
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Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 31 January 2018

No, I didn't even want to glare at a waiver. After 5 hours of
repetition, of listening to some woman on conference call read out the
system notices and saying how you are a violator and that you caused
all of the things to happen pertaining to the sanborn letter. Ughh,
I'm already tired again of thinking of today... it's basically their
little court, you're lc will present good evidence and the company
puppet will over rule, it's really a comedy. its just a big waste of
time, set through it and keep your cool, they want you to come
unhinged. All and all they're blindly reaching for shit, hoping
you'll slip up and incriminate yourself. That's all for now, sorry
if
that didn't help, I'm taking a mental vacation for a while. ..

Name: Blinddog
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Employed as: Brakeman, for 30+ years
Posted: 01 February 2018

Boys you getting hoodwinked.  Better be calling somebody.  Boss can't
fire you boys for taking leave.  I done called told whats going down. 
Taken off over the holiday done fired me.  Will I wait. No  I am making
all the calls.  You should to. Bring attention to the situation.

Name: 
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Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 01 February 2018

One thing the union leaders do know,that unions are an endangered
species. That s is true for all of North America. With people being
replaced with artificial intelligence, unions are getting smaller and
smaller. And manufactors are setting up shop in Mexico and other poor
countries where they can exploit the workers. I have worked in the rr
industry and have seen the advances. AI is going to play a big part in
the future railroads..where they can use less people.

Name: RRJim
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 01 February 2018

Reality

How many people actual take the time to go to a union meeting these
days? The answer: not many. You seem to think the unions are mind
readers. The place to complain is at a union meeting. Get enough people
then it starts the chain working from the LC to the GC to the national.
During my career I filed complaints straight to the national. It got
their attention but it was pointed out the chain of progression that
must be adhered to. Bitching here or in the crew room etc... does
nothing.

Name: Reality
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Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 01 February 2018

All crews 

Get over it. You have no choice.  Your working conditions and work
rules are going to change whether you like it is not. Your all to big a
pansies to do anything about it. Your professional bitchers and that's
all. Your LCs can't do a thing about it and they know it. The GCs are
in the carriers back pockets. When was the last time your union leaders
at the international asked any of you what you thought about any of
these changes. The only time you here from them is when its time to
negotiate a new agreement. How many side letters have been made without
one question presented to the members? ALL OF THEM! The union's own you
and don't give a shit what you think and they don't care because they
know you won't do a damn thing about it. So just pay out the ass on
those over inflated union dues and live with it. You got federal rights
that protect you from union abuse. There's groups out there that can
help you with protecting your rights as members. Do some homework. Make
an appointment with a labor law lawyer. Do something other than
bitching. If not then suck it up.

Name: 
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Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 31 January 2018

It's too late.  I'm not going to settle for just back pay.   If I'm
put in service by morning with a written apology letter.  I will still
have a demand letter from my attorney sent.  They can deal with my
lawyer from here on.

Name: 
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Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 31 January 2018

Courts have ruled that managers and supervisors can be held personally
liable for FLSA violations. And now, in a new twist, courts are saying
they can be individually liable for FMLA violations as well. ... And
employers can be held liable for FMLA violations ó even if those
ďemployersĒ are individuals within a company.Mar 22, 2017

Have them included as defendants.

Name: Easy money 
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Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 31 January 2018

Technically, you don't need a letter, unless you visited your fmla dr
on said days. Your fmla approval packet is your letter

Name: 
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Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 31 January 2018

4 investigations held at my terminal today. All of them had written
letters saying the days they were off was for the reasons they have the
fmla for.  People holding the investigation said they arenít accepting
those  and they would have a decision within 30 days.   I hope this
company gets its ass cut hard after all this.

Name: 
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Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 31 January 2018

DO NOT SIGN A WAIVER  DO NOT SIGN A WAIVER DO NOT SIGN A WAIVER

IT SCREWS YOU AND EVERYONE ELSE

CONTACT THE DESIGNATED ATTORNEY

Name: Ex disp.
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Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 31 January 2018

Ricardo  

How about a name on that. There were notes out on the st.Louis line
dispatchers bulletins about Cone yard moves. Your LC should have been
checking on that.  In fact I believe one blet LC named Bob was supposed
to be getting the scoop on it. What did they find out for you??? How
come a TM is telling you this crap. Who was the TM?

Name: 
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Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 31 January 2018

One thing about the railroad,is Junior man must Senour man may. I was
laid off nine times the longest two years. It was hell but the pay was
good and always in the bank. I have been retired now , for six months
with a nice pention. I know guys that pack d it in they got there week
ends off and all the holidays. But they work outside the railway for
less money,and have to invest in a pention. It is a good life or can be
a terrible life. You have to decide what is best for you. The money and
pention plan kept me on the rails. The employees are good like a big
family. Good luck.

Name: 
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Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 31 January 2018

I have 7 years with this company and i have felt the ups and downs.
Extra board pay to regular job to extra board bumped out of yards
getting farther from home. Going from decent seniority and jobs to it
feeling like year one again with jobs and pay. My question is what do
you all think is this as bad as it gets ? Will this company change and
somewhat go back to normal? Is it worth the fight to stay and fight for
jobs or bail out

Name: Laughing 
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 31 January 2018

Screw you numb nuts. This Railroad isn't the same as when I hired on.
It was one of the best places to work. Over time and mismanagement
caused this company down fall. You are a puppy and your mom should have
swallowed you..!!!!!






Name: 
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Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 31 January 2018

Remember when you hired on, and you all at the interview said you
would
do anything for the company if you were hired. Remember the ass
kissing?What happened to that attitude LOL?

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Name: Tourettes
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Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 31 January 2018

I got the Tourettes

Name: Mayihaveanother
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 31 January 2018

inybodie got terminaeted yet.. I"am bout too lose my mind.  tha first
tyme I be gettin board. I gots money just don't no what else to do. 
any ideals from my dogs.  got my lottery money my employement money
treyed to draw redbored but they not haven it said it don't cover that
sort of thang.  mite take a trip go to Dizney Land or somethan   shoot
me some ideals

Name: 
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Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 31 January 2018

I might of spelt a word wrong. I have my grade 12. I did grade 6 twice!

Name: 
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Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 31 January 2018

There is honour amunst thieves!

Name: UP/CSX Merger
E-mail: employees@up.com
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 31 January 2018

Union Pacific hired Cindy Sanborn solely to harvest Hunter Harrison's
operating strategy, not only to improve its overall dismal performance,
but gain insight as to how to pursue a takeover/merger of the CSX.

Loading-up on company stock could lead to bigger gains in the near
future!

Name: Mayihaveanother
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 31 January 2018

Day????????.???


Gonna chill at the crib.   Be counting my greenbacks.  Won 9 grand last
night on Luky 9s scratch off.   Be party  tonite.    Life be good at my
Casa.   Gonna gal to Applle bees for Lunsh .  Meating a lady I meet
online.  I thank she's a reel blonde.  Fingers crossed.  Update laters
dogs.

Name: 
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Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 31 January 2018

Well said rr Jim,now days everyone wants a fast fix. People seem to
forget the people are the union not a few elected guys. When I was rep.
You had to have a good ear,a lot of guys would go off.I think it made
them feel better,and I would say hope to see you at next union meeting
but they never would show. Same old shit.

Name: RRJim
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 31 January 2018

Super Pools? Is that ID (interdivisional) runs? CSX did that in my area
back in 1994. Then in 1996 they decided to move our 12 ID pools to the
other terminal we shared with these ID runs. We still owned the jobs
but if you wanted to work them you had to move. I opted to reverse
lodging stayed up there for 3 1/2 years. All the union can do is
negotiate to get the best deal for the jobs. Unions can't tell any
company how to run their business. That's how it works. 

What happened afterwards is another story. We had a chance to get wage
protection under the New York Dock Agreement. That would of made sure
our wages didn't take a hit. We all filed for it. Of course CSX fought
it. Around 6 of us went to protect our jobs. The rest stayed. Every
month I came back for the union meeting. My suggestion was we should
start displacing people at the other terminal which would force them to
take jobs 2-4 hours from home or be furloughed. Every two weeks a
different group would go up. If we did this for a while CSX would
eventually be forced to negotiate. That didn't happen no one backed
me. The New York Dock also didn't happen. It wasn't the unions fault
just laziness on the members part.

Name: 
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Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 31 January 2018

CSX is going to change things up,hard to get use to but you have to do
what it takes to get a pay check. This Foote is not union friendly,the
more they can stir it up the happier they seem!!!

Name: 
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Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 31 January 2018

Google what they did at cn and cp. Hh and Foote did the same thing in
Canada. Foote is repeating it now with CSX. If you want to see what is
next for CSX just look North.

Name: PISSED
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 31 January 2018

ITS FU>>KING HERE!!!!!

They are starting the super pool crap in the Indy area. They got the
Nashville and now they are after the great lakes. The bid cards are a
mess. They have only done it on the west end . Not touching the bitch
protected east enders yet.  Screw the union. Not going to pay those
damn high dues to a union that only has to do half the work they used
to. Seniority is going out the damn door. This is all bullshit. Time to
organize another union or go on strike against our unions. we have every
right to sue our unions. Its federal law. Doesn't have a damn thing to
do with the railroad labor act. Its our rights protected under federal
law. Its getting out of hand!

Name: 
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Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 30 January 2018

If your an employee on his last five years before retirement,work your
ass off and build your pention up. I would not miss anytime in your
best five years, it just hurts your pention. Get all the overtime you
can and you will end up with bigger pention.

Name: 
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Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 30 January 2018

If your a person that used the fmla program. And you did your do
diligence,and have all your bases covered, donít worry about it. The
facts will come out in the wash. But if your a person that did not
cover your ass and you find yourself on the mat.you might get out of it
or you might have to just take your lumps. Every one case is different 
.

Name: 11thMEU
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Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 30 January 2018

Barlow 

I for one have PTSD.  I'm sure that I'm not alone.  So shut the fuck
up bitch.

Name: ul
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Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 30 January 2018

Four kids off displacement.  Three of them not taking notification.  
Always playing their games screwing the rest of us. That's better than
the 9 who were displace all weekend alongside our lc.

Name: 
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Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 30 January 2018

When you look at the number of employees left at CSX,27000 and they
pulled hundred employees for fmla. Kudos to the rest of employees. Out
of that hundred maybe some have abused it. But at least they will get a
chance to defend them selfís,if they are unfairly treated.

Name: Gibby
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 29 January 2018

When EHH blamed T&E pushback for failed PSRR.  The UTU Smart denounced
his accusations.

When CSX pulled over 100 men OOS for alleged Fmla abuse.   The UTU
Smart posted on their website  designated counsel who are instructing
members how to proceed. 


Thank You SMART.

Where is the Blet?

Name: 
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Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 29 January 2018

Market watch shows $422.52K revenue per employee makes for CSX per year.
So that number goes up when they cut more jobs. And try and run the
place wit