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

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

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years
Posted: 08 December 2016

Are the blue collar\working class trump fans paying any attention to
the us president-elect's cabinet choices?  Look out...........

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Crew Dispatcher, for 30+ years
Posted: 08 December 2016

Laughing Conductor for 1-10 yrs.:
Interesting post, the long 1st part.  Normally, usually, - the vast
majority of the time, train crew members prefer & want "flip trips",
especially during holidays.

Name: laughing
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 07 December 2016

Corp

IF you really are from corporate (which I highly doubt) then why in the
hell don't you get off your ass and get out here and see what is really
going on. There is so much idiotic crap going on it will make your head
spin.  Want a good example?  No? Well your going to get one!   the
reason the company is so damn broke is because they will spend a
million just to save a dime. 
They got 3 trains running to an away from home terminal and there ARE
NO CREWS CHECKED INTO THE HOTEL!  They turn all three crews back home
and no one is there to protect scheduled trains. Six hours later they
order a dead head from the home terminal to come down and flip on a
train that was clearly on the schedule. It takes over 3  hours for the
crew to deadhead to the train. The crew has 2 hours to report so
that's over 11 HOURS TO GET TO THE DAMN TRAIN.  Now if they would have
put one of the crews into the hotel they would have been rested for the
train. Now they got 2 crews to pay and a deadhead trip which everyone
knows cost them more than the hotel charges to put them up for 10
hours.  What kind of idiotic moron would think that this is good
business.  I could give you a million examples of the stupid wasteful
spending you nut jobs do every single day. And guess who pays for it. 
THE HARD WORKING MEN IN THE TRENCHES THAT MAKE THIS RAILROAD RUN. THE
ONES WHO SIT IN THE HOTELS ON THE HOLIDAYS WHILE YOU PLAY AT HOME WITH
YOUR MONOPOLY GAMES.  WE GET A SHITTY BOUNS IF ANY WHILE YOUR
SUPERVISORS GET SAFETY BONUSES FOR US WORKING SAFELY. HOW THE HELL DO
YOU JUSTIFY GIVING A SUPERVISOR A BONUS BECAUSE THERE WERE NO  INJURIES
OR ACCIDENTS ON HIS TERRITORY. HE DIDNT WORK SAFE. HE DIDNT PREVENT
ACCIDENTS. THE CREWS DO THIS. WE WORK SAFE. SO WHERE IF OUR DAMN SAFETY
BONUS?
Answer this one. How can a supervisor write up a conductor for
accidently leaving a lock off a switch after he threw it to use it for
a switching move when this same supervisor has been told a dozen times
that another switch right next to it cant be locked because the latch
hole is broke on one side and wont hold a lock?  That switch is still
sitting there 3 month later broken and on a main line. YOU LEAD BY
EXAMPLE. TIME TO CLEAN HOUSE AND GET SOME NEW CHIEFS IN TOWN!
Happy frickin merry Christmas.   Enjoy YOUR BONUS IN LAS VEGAS!

Name: Trump America
E-mail: drainDswamp.com
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 07 December 2016

To All Train Crews:

Your corrupt union bosses is ripped for a Swamp Draining from the
ground up. Methodically work your way up to the top and don't like
back. It's now or never!!!

Name: Hogger
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 06 December 2016

Any news??? 
Haven't heard one thing  about our bonus this year.  Not one letter in
the mail either.  What the hell is going on. how we supposed to decide
how we want to invest it  in time if we don't have any idea how good
or bad it's going to be. What a frickin joke this company is.  We have
to be getting something. Remember our bonus is based on what management
gets. They aren't going to screw them out of everything. But then they
could pull off  another TEAM BUILDING EXCURSION TRIP like they did a few
years ago and give then a big fat spending allowance. Nothing like cash
in the pocket to gamble or play paint ball!

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

ALERT:

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

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

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

DAMN Shame I'm to Freaken Old to leave.

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

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

Name: T&E guy Albany Division
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 24 November 2016

Forbes Magazine article on 10 unmistakable signs the company you are
interviewing for is a bad company to work for. CSX pretty much hits all
10 bad company policies. But No. 4 is right on the mark!

No.4
Progressive Discipline

If the handbook talks about Progressive Discipline, get out of Dodge
immediately! You are an adult. You are not a wayward third-grader who
needs to worry about getting sent to the principal’s office.
Progressive Discipline policies that line out the punishments employees
will receive for a first infraction, second infraction, etc. are
holdovers from the Industrial Revolution and have no place in the
Knowledge Economy we are working in now.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 16 November 2016

Legal, Friend or Family..........
Surely you don't believe anyone in the csx medical dept. can be
trusted any more than anyone in the rest of their management.

Name: Legal
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 10-20 years
Posted: 16 November 2016

Attention all Crews


If you have any doubts on what will be medically covered if you must
mark off sick for a doctors appointment or procedure ordered by you
physician, call the CSX medical department and they will explain to you
what is covered.  It has just come to our attention that several
employees were not aware that colon cancer testing is covered as an
excused exam/illness if you mark off sick to have this done. DO NOT BE
AFRAID TO MARK OFF SICK. You should be allowed no less than 48 hours
off for the procedure. Just recently an employee complained that he had
taken the medication that was necessary to flush the system but was not
aware of how potent the liquid would be. He did schedule the following
day off to have the procedure done. When he was called that morning he
contacted the Chief and the dispatcher requesting he be dead headed
home after arriving at his away from home hotel.He had several giggle
and snicker from both officers and was told they who see what they
could do. Later that evening several crews were dead headed in front of
him and he was left to take a train home. We was unable to do his job
safely and with full attention because he was in the Locomotive
bathroom more than he was in the cab.   DO NOT UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES
COME TO WORK if you have taken anything of this nature. The behavior of
the supervisors towards this employee was deplorable and should never go
unreported. This may have been a funny incident to them but it was not
to the reporting employee. Again, if you have any doubts whether a
medical procedure will be covered if you mark off sick call the CSX
medical department.

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

ENGINEERS

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

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 14 November 2016

Dog Caught:

Union members do need to be aware that union officer salaries/expenses
have to be reported via US Department Of Labor reports annually.

Members (via dues) provide the full timers with health insurance & also
a union pension - which supplements their RR Retirement. They
work office type hrs. with weekends & holidays off with no attendance
policy & probably have other perks.

For all that - more should be expected & demanded from them.

Name: Dog Caught
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 14 November 2016

Re; UP Anonymous it looks like you have DW (Bill) Hannah in mind. He is
compensated more that the international president.

www.http://unionfacts.org ...The site will allow you too review the
compensation of any union officer just by searching for your
Division or Local [charter] number.

Name: UP ANONYMOUS
E-mail: CLEANupBLET.ORG
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 12 November 2016

To The Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers & Trainmen:

You must investigate the (UP)Western Lines General Committee and the
Local Divisions within the committee. You can start by closely
examining the books. And then you will discover that some of the local
committee officers/members are compensated inconsistent with the bylaws
of the constitution. On average, committee officers are compensated 5
times the national average, and over and above compensation by the
General Committee (Vote awards to the GC). A local legislative rep.
with less than two hundred members earning over forty thousand
dollars.
His combined salary is well over one hundred thousand dollars.

If "INDEPENDENT AUDITORS" reach back five years prior, you will
notice the pattern. How can this blatant money grab from the membership
not be noticed?!

It is also well known that the Committee will turn a blind eye
targeting employees for the benefit of personal gains for corrupt
managers. 

History indicates that Railroads collapse when union officers failed to
hold management accountable for safety and the overall well being of its
members it is entrusted to uphold.... Hence, the Southern Pacific
Railroad no longer exist.

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

The 48 hr. bump (rule, whatever) stemmed from the 1996 National Contract
\ Arbitration Award #559.  Article #12.  Article #12 and the Q&As
associated ALSO stipulate that if you wish to make a seniority move to
a location 30 or more miles away, the 48 hr. rule does not apply and
then can refer to prior practice(s). (Have to call & notify the co.)  

Has csx managed to somehow sidestep the agreed to contract provisions?
Have there been changes/revisions the rank & file is not aware of?
If not, then it's time for a class-action lawsuit and/or strike.

Name: Legal
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for N/A
Posted: 12 November 2016

Help

Everyone who has accrued points through the cap system and was not made
aware from the company that this particular practice was going to become
effective as on October 25th should first send a petition to their
General Chairman's office demanding that they file an appeal with the
International in behalf of all members. The company failed to notify
the employees that a disputed past practice that was allowed to happen
(48 hour rule) was no longer valid and negotiations with their union
had resulted in the enforcement of the 12hr 1 min. rule. IT IS NOT the
sole responsibility of the union to notify its members that the carrier
will be enforcing the language in the availability policy that had been
under dispute. The carrier is legally bound to notify its employee's
of any change in work conditions that may/will result in the said
employee's work or discipline history becoming a threat to their
continued employment. If points have been accessed to your records
these points can impact your continued employment with the company.
These points are considered a form of discipline.  Even though the
original plan included the procedure of using the 12 hr. 1 min. rule,
it was not being enforced because it violated the written rule in the
union agreement allowing a 48 hour procedure for "making a move"
after being displaced. The Union and carrier argued the
meaning/interpretation of the rule and apparently it had been settled
with the carrier having won the dispute.  The carrier is bound to
notify all its employee's  of the outcome and the date that the 12hr 1
min. rule would become set in stone.  All members should file an appeal
to the operations department of the carrier and file a petition with
their local demanding that corrective action be taken. The carrier(CSX)
has a horrible reputation of notifying its employees of any upcoming
rule changes by means of the "RUMOR" mill system.  This practice has
been in place for many many years and employees have become accustomed
to it.  This is not a legal means of notification. Gossip and rumors
are not legal and binding. Now is the time to challenge this practice
and put and end to it once and for all.

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

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

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

Instructor

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

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

UTU brothers


Did anyone find anything in writing from the company stating they were
enforcing the 12 hr 1 minute rule to mark up after being displaced.  I
keep hearing they lost the 48 hour rule a couple of months ago and the
union agreed to enforce the rule.   I didn't get a single email or
letter. No notice or anything that this was going to take place October
25th.  I got a bunch of points 2 weeks ago because I didn't know this
had been settled. If the company was going to start putting points of
your caps then how come their wasn't a system notice of bulletin out
on it. We have been looking for 3 days now and we cant find it in
writing. I didn't get anything in the mail either. I marked back up
every single time within 24 hours but that was too late.  I don't
think this is fair that the company can ruin your record like that
without giving everyone a fair notice that we lost our union agreement
rule and would be enforcing their language in the availability policy!

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

Traindispatcher

That bulletin you are talking about covered the qualification
joke/questionaire that came out on the system for everyone to view and
correct any qualification mistakes that were made. Myself along with a
dozen guys got together and went over the thing with a fine tooth comb.
We did exactly what the bulletin explained to do. we wrote down every
single qualification that was wrong/bogus and turned it into our
supervisors and corrected the errors. It stated very clearly that you
were supposed to turn a list into your supervisor and THEY WERE
supposed to make sure it was given to crew management to be corrected.
Half the junk on the qualification screen was so wrong it wasn't even
funny.  I personally stood next to a guy that is qualified in one
direction like me and has been on the same exact jobs, but he had
things on his qualification list that I didn't have. We works the same
terminals and same industries but yet our list didn't even begin to
match. So you see, once again the company has done what is always does.
Puts out bull crap bulletin with bull crap info that isn't any better
than the toilet paper they put in crew packs. Oh, and the supervisors
just laughed when they were handed our list. They said "Yeah" we will
get right to this as they tossed to the side and laughed!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 10 November 2016

They call because it is in the agreement: a must do when shorthanded;
are supposed to offer work by calling/running seniority rosters -
claims can be filed if they don't (HA, be yrs. collecting those); but
surely because it benefits them as some people do take the calls. Is a
PITA seemingly never ending cycle.

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

CREW MANAGEMENT!!!!


FOR THE LOVE OF GOD WILL  YOU PLEASE QUIT CALLING ME TO TAKE JOBS THAT
RUN EAST. YOU KNOW DAMN WELL IM NOT QUALIFIED EAST OUT OF AVON. YOU
KNOW THIS BECAUSE I HAVE TOLD YOU. MY WIFE HAS TOLD YOU. HOW MANY TIMES
DO YOU HAVE TO BE TOLD TO QUIT WAKING ME UP IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT
WHILE I AM TRYING TO GET MY REST. QUIT WAKING UP MY WIFE UNNECCASSARILY
JUST TO RUN YOUR ROSTERS. YOU SHOULD HAVE IT FIGURED OUT BY NOW THAT IM
NOT QUALIFIED THAT WAY. DO YOU JUST WANT TO MAKE MY LIFE A LIVING HELL.
DO YOU WANT ME TO GET KICKED OUT MY HOUSE AND DIVORCED. WHY DO YOU
HARASS ME SO MUCH. DO YOU GET A THRILL OUT OF THIS. WHY CANT YOU MAKE A
SIMPLE LIST OF PEOPLE YOU KNOW ARE NOT QUALIFIED BOTH DIRECTIONS. IS
YOUR BOSS BREATHING DOWN YOUR KNECK TO CALL ME AND EVERYONE WHO IS NOT
QUALIFIED HOPING WE TAKE IT LIKE STUPIED IDIOTS AND VIOLATE FRA LAW. 
WHAT DO YOU WANT FROM ME. FOR THE LOVE OF GOD WILL YOU PLEASE JUST
LEAVE ME ALONE! IM BEGGING YOU. PLEASE DONT MAKE ME FILE ETHICS CHARGES
AGAINST YOU. PLEASE DONT MAKE ME SEND A LETTER TO MICHAEL WARD BEGGING
HIM TO STOP YOU. GOD WILL YOU PLEASE HAVE A HEART!

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

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

Name: TRUMP WINS
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 09 November 2016

AMERICA IS GREAT AGAIN...! CORRUPT POLITICIANS AND MAIN STREAM
MEDIA,YOUR DAYS ARE NUMBERED!

Name: INDY OFFICE
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years
Posted: 08 November 2016

All T&E Employees


The following names and numbers are your contacts if you work in the
Indianapolis area. Please do not hesitate to contact one of the
inspectors for your area. They will be more than happy to assist you
with any problems that you may be encountering in your terminal.

Robert Crawford- Operating rules inspector-817-235-5397

Pat Walsh-Mechanical department-317-294-2422 

Ryan Tabor-Hazmat inspector-312-519-0670

Again, do not hesitate to contact the appropriate inspector with any
concerns that you may have.   Have a safe day!

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

ALL CONDUCTORS

Did any of you get left out of the loop that the company was going to
start giving you points on your caps if you didn't place yourself
after being bumped in 12 hours and 1 minute?  I didn't get one single
letter in the mail from the company or one email from my local chairman
of the general chairman's office. A bunch of us went through the system
bulletins and notices and didn't find one single thing warning us that
the 48 hour rule in our agreement was lost and the company won the 12
hour rule. This is bull shitz. I got 10 points on my record in just 2
weeks because Im on the bottom of seniority and I keep getting
displaced just about every week. I was told today that is was just
supposed to be 1 point but they are giving the same amount of points as
if you are marked off sick!  This is bull that the company didn't mail
us a letter or put out a bulletin or notice to us. I think this might
be a cause to call a labor lawyer. The company cant just start
enforcing a rule without notifying its employees. I think it is illegal
for them to expect our unions to be the one to do it.  Anyone else
getting hammered on this new rule????

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

Beaten Conductor

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

Name: El Chapo Guzman Jr.
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 07 November 2016

If Trump gets elected, the railroad will double their drug shipping
rates from Mexico to East Los Angeles.

Democrats are a little softer on crime!

Hillary Clinton for President

Name: beaten cond.
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 06 November 2016

EX TM

If you really are an ex tm then my hats off to you. No one with any
heart at all would put up with the crap the company forces on them in
your position. I too have spoken to several tm's who said the hell
with this abuse.  Just cant do that to hard working people who are just
trying to make a living. They pic their targets and then watch
everything they do and every place they go. They have people watching
them when they go to other terminals and divisions. Its a real shame
they just cant let people work and treat them fairly. Yeah, we got some
lazy bad apples out their but that expected in any industry. But when
everyone is trying to do the best they can and the supervisors have to
get out and find someone to hammer just for the unethical company jerks
in Jacksonville it makes everyone hate the company and the job.  The
biggest problem going on right now is the supervisors twisting and
manipulating the rules to suit a failure. We just had a guy failed on
placing a brake stick on the same car he was riding on. The rules are
real black and white. Says do not place a break stick where it could
cause a tripping and fall hazard. HOW IN THE HELL IS A CONDUCTOR GOING
TO TRIP OVER A BRAKE STICK WHEN HE IS RIDING THE SIDE OF A CAR AND ITS
HANDING ON A LADDER. They told him it my fly off and hit him so he was
getting a failure for not putting it in a safe place. We hang them on
the side of a car all the time. Have been doing it for years. So it all
boils down to them needing a failure or the just want the guy. They are
always coming up with crap like this and pulling new rules out of their
hats. People need to step up to the plate and challenge these failures.
They need to bombard the rules departments with these failures and
demand they give a hard core interpretation of what they wrote. They
did this about 6 years ago when the supervisors went crazy for failure
counts and raped the hell out of the rules. Its starting again and you
can bet your bottom dollar its because the school has been shut down
and its overhead just sitting their is bleeding them dry!

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

Re: Drug Train Witnesses:

Your information was in part, confirmed.

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

The direct number for the CSX manager on the Northern Region in case you
can't get in touch with a crew caller is 904-332-3785.  This is the
number for train masters and local chairman but most of the managers
are more than happy to help out.

Name: legal
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 30 October 2016

ALL CONDUCTORS!!!!!!

LISTEN UP AND LISTEN UP GOOD! THE UTU AND ITS LOCAL CHAIRMAN HAVED
DROPPED THE BALL ON NOTIFYING ALL OF ITS MEMBERS THAT THE COMPANY AND
UNION HAVE AGREED THAT ALL CONDUCTORS WHO HAVE BEEN BUMPED HAVE 12 HRS
AND 1 MINUTE TO PLACE THEMSELVES OR THEY WILL BE ACCESSED 1 POINT ON
THEIR CAPS RECORDS. THIS POLICY TOOK EFFECT ON OCTOBER 25TH. GO TO THE
EMPLOYEE GATEWAY AND REVIEW THE CAPS POLICY. READ THE QUESTION AND
ANSWER SECTION. YOU WILL SEE THE OPTION TO VIEW IT ON THE PAGE WHERE
YOUR POINTS ARE DISPLAYED. 

QUESTION 3 AND QUESTION 8 ARE THE MOST IMPORTANT. READ! READ! READ IT!
IF YOUR LOCAL CHAIRMAN DOES NOT HAVE YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS YOU ARE NOT
GETTING NOTIFIED. IF HE DOES AND YOU DID NOT GET AN EMAIL FROM HIM THEN
YOU NEED TO CALL YOUR GENERAL CHAIRMAN AND DEMAND HE PUT YOU ON AN EMAIL
LIST FOR NOTIFICATION OF ALL AGREEMENT/SIDE LETTER RULING THAT THE UNION
AND CARRIER HAVE SIGNED SEALED AND DELIVERED THIER JOHN HENRY ON. 

ALSO ONE MORE VERY IMPORTANT FACT THAT WAS LEFT OUT IS WHAT TO DO IF
YOU ARE DISPLACED AND HAVE NO WHERE TO GO. IF YOU CAN NOT FIND A PLACE
TO GO BECASUE YOU ARE A NEWER EMPLOYEE WITH LITTLE SENIORITY THEN YOU
MUST AND I REPEAT MUST CALL CMC AND NOTIFY THEM YOU HAVE NO WHERE TO GO
IN THE 12 HOUR TIME FRAME AND THEY NEED TO MAKE YOU A PLACE ON THE EXTRA
BOARD OR EXEMPT YOU FROM BEING ACCESSED ANY POINTS ON YOUR CAPS RECORD.
IF THEY WONT PLACE YOU THEN IMMEDIATEY NOTIFY YOUR LOCAL CHAIRMAN AND
DEMAND TO TALK TO A CREW MANAGER. 
WE ALL KNOW WHAT KIND OF JOKE THAT IS SO IF YOU CAN NOT GET THROUGH TO
THE MANAGER LEAVE A VOICE MAIL AND MAKE SURE YOU TELL HIM/HER THAT YOU
ARE ATTEMPTING TO FIND A PLACE TO WORK AND  DEMAND THAT YOU NOT BE
ACCESSED ANY POINTS PER THE CAPS POLICY.
THIS IS GOING TO BE A MESS AND MANY NEWER EMPLOYEES ARE GOING TO HAVE A
PROBLEM WITH THIS. DO NOT WAIT UNTIL THE LAST MINUTE TO NOTIFY THE CMC
THAT YOU HAVE NO WHERE TO GO.

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

Hand-thrown track switches.... never rely totally 100% on switch-stand
targets.  No matter what you're used to or where you are. 
Have seen too many of 'em screwed up, even though the MOW dept. can
try their best to keep them up & in place the way(s) intended.  
Check, look at the switch points; especially when it's a facing point
move/moves forward or back, into a track.   Do as you wish.

Name: Boxcar
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for N/A
Posted: 29 October 2016

TEY

Read your operating rules! States very clearly switch targets WILL
correspond with proper movement.  If the targets don't then take it to
the super. Of your yard! Problem is the idiots who put them out and
don't understand what a diverging movement and a straight is.  So
learn your yard pattern. Targets are there for a reason. Your running
in dark territory on an ec1 you count on that target to tell you the
way it's lined when your running full track speed.  You don't slow
down and creep up to a switch to make sure it's right.  Start that
shit on the main line and see how far that gets you. You got switches
missing targets in your yard report them.  Get them fixed. If they
won't then call the ethics hot line. Call the safety department. Make
them do their jobs. Safety is a way of life per csx. Make them put
their money were their mouths are! Avon has a few screwed up and some
missing. Supervisors know about them but are turning their heads.
Someone gets through a bad one it's all on the supervisors. They have
been told and warned. Safety is not their first priority.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 27 October 2016

BEWARE IN BUFFALO, COMING DOWN HARD ON T&E DUE TO RASH OF HUMAN FACTOR
DERAILMENTS.

Name: ...
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 24 October 2016

R  J.  S. T. U  Z. T. S. T  I. L. L. P. I. G. S. G. E. T  W. H. A. T P.
I. G. S. D. E. S. E. R. V. E

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

Same boat

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

Name: same boat
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 18 October 2016

Stressed out


IM right there with you man!   I work on the greatlakes and we have the
same system going down on the pools. Im getting bounced around just like
you. I tried to get a PB day and they told me to much manpower shortage.
 Someone needs to tell them that piss poor planning on the companies
part doesn't constitute an emergency on ours. No bodies fault they are
short as hell but theirs. They are sending more conductors off to
engineer school at the end of the month. That just going to make us
more run into the dirt if they don't call people back off the street
to fill their shortages they are going to create. What the hell is
wrong with this company is right!   The frickin road foreman are
telling the engineers if they want a scheduled rest day to demote
themselves by getting back on the XB to get a day off!  Can you believe
that shit. Tell someone to demote themselves. Go on a job that doesn't
pay shit and give up your seniority rights just to get a scheduled day
off. And this company calls itself ethical. Would be nice if everyone
in the public got on this site and read what the hell is really going
on. Rest and some guaranteed time at home is important as hell for
anyone! So much for the safe way is the right way! Time to mark off
sick!!!!!!

Name: not fooled
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years
Posted: 18 October 2016

DAD

Why would you post under corporate office. There is no way in hell you
were ever corporate with your spelling skills.  Looks like there is a
topic someone in Jacksonville doesn't like and you just crawled out
from under one of their rocks to distract. Piss poor try.
Is it the post on the horrible road conditions in the yard at Roselake?
Maybe the man power shortage that is so bad that no one can get one
minutes peace because the phone rings constantly? How about someone not
having a scheduled off day for several weeks. 
I heard that several engineers were called and begged by the crew
callers to step DOWN as conductors to work to fill shortages because
they ran out of conductors. Also heard engineers had balls and told
them to stick it and call back the men furloughed on the streets. Its
being reported that the crew callers have been so stressed out because
they cant fill jobs that they have started harassing and threatening
people on the phones and violating the union agreement left and right.
They aren't running the rosters right and messing up really bad. The
crew manager is getting phone calls left and right because the crew
callers are way out of line and are talking to people like they are
trash. If they keep this up there wont be any rail service out of the
greatlakes because of everyone taking the miscalls they are threatening
everyone with.  The ethics charges are getting ready to fly.  I hope the
csx human resource department has enough people to handle the crap
that's getting ready to hit the fan!

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

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

Name: Post N/Numbers
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 16 October 2016

Monster Board With Names And Numbers:

Lets create our owned villein board with names and numbers of your
ethically challenged manager and union officers (blet//utu). 

If there's questionable patterns in their behavior, that we all need
to know.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 11 October 2016

CSX is a lying cheating company run by a Isi calleD iron first no they
care about safety it's about knowing they have to the power to fire
you fuck CSX

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

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

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

Wilbourn is a UP Vice President (In Name Only) with an internet degree
from Trump University....Supposedly bankrolled several union officers
in targeting (firing) employees for an easy promotion!!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 07 October 2016

Alright, OK.   What the hell is and/or who the hell is, Chad Wilbourn?

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

Chad Wilbourn, AVP from union pacific, graduated from Madison University
which is a diploma mill and no longer exists.

Name: Blowovercsx
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 06 October 2016

Let's go hurricane,  let's go......let's go hurricane,  let's
go..... let's go Matthew let's go,...... come on people let's us all
stand up and root for hurricane  Mathew to hit CSX HQ

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

RE:

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

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

,

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

RE:

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

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

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

Setback,

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

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

Let's hope hurricane Matthew makes a direct hit on 500 water water
Street Jacksonville florida.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Set back eng.


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

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

Crews

Im new at this game that csx plays so Im not up on all the games they
play. Does anyone know why they wont let you look at your vacation
entitlement or allow you to bid on a personal day or vacation day on
the mainframe at home.  I cant put in for my yearly vacation either. It
says that its an invalid selection for internet users for each one  of
them.  Now Im going to have to drive to the terminal or go in early in
order to bid on my vacation and look at what's available. trying to do
that on the phone on that stupid IVR is a pain in the butt. why would
they block us from looking at this info on the mainframe.  Surely they
don't think its some kind of security crap!

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

What ever happened to Carl Taylor?

Name: Crazy train
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 03 October 2016

MR MANAGER  You're a special kind of stupid... Your momma should have
swallowed you like she has with the rest of the men.... CSX SUCKS 



Name: Mr Manager
E-mail: Pasnthru00@gmail.com 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years
Posted: 03 October 2016

I must say that CSX has been good to me,  not one single check they
have
written has bounced and 2 kids through school and college. About to
purchase my 3rd home, and have purchased 6 new vehicles over the
years.
So, nothing or a company is perfect but im not either. I love me some
CSX. So if your disgruntled because you were reprimanded amd possibly
lost your job because your that great model of employee that every
company would love to hire then keep your chin up, if your as good as
you say you are then companies will be beating your door down to hire
you shortly.
If your furloughed and lost your job, my hats off to you and wish i
could help.

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

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

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

watch out all you fmla abusers. bnsf has been firing people for " not
having enough minimum monthly hours" (not sure of the  official name
for it).soon as csx sees how it goes on bnsf, sure as shit csx will
make it a new rule. also soon new York state law will force employers
to pay  people who are off fmla. how long do you think csx is gonna pay
the same guy who marks off 4 time a month for his fmla.

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

NOTICE


AS of this morning it has been officially announced that all crews that
were left over working in Ravenna area are now laid off. The mechanics
were let go in 2000 and now the rest have been cut loose.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 30 September 2016

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

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 29 September 2016

CSX SUCKS is right it does suck I hope the get get rid of all there work
and small guys it will bite um in the ass some day they try to bully
everyone not Gona work forever give up there yards and hump yards and
everyone will move outa there way lmao othrpeople have needs they
don't build all the rail tax payers do too give um a grant to build
inertermobile for 300 jobs that pay shit non union wages and shit
health care then cut jobs in half what a scam they suck

Name: REWARD
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 29 September 2016

A REWARD OF $100,000.00 IS BEING OFFERED FOR INFORMATION LEADING TO THE
ARREST AND CONVICTION OF ANY RAILROAD OR UNION OFFICER, WHO KNOWINGLY
PARTICIPATED IN THE TRANSPORTING OF DRUGS [BY RAIL] FROM MEXICO. AND
ASSISTED IN FACILITATING THE DELIVERY UPON INTERMEDIARY AND FINAL
TERMINAL DELIVERIES.


REFERENCE Article dated September 12, 2016 #CSX-Sucks.com #Special
Agent(s)retired.

Wikileaks Contact Information:

http://wlchatc3pjwpli5r.onion

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 28 September 2016

What the csx trans. co. cares about:
Profits - for investors\stock holders, big bucks & windfalls for all
their big shots, keeping the lame government agencies & unions off
their back.
Care very little, if at all, for employees, small-time customers,
and the general public.

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

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

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 27 September 2016

I have read on here 2 customers are leaving CSX because of crew
shortages and i bet CSX does not even care. They don't care about
customers or employees, so can someone tell me what they do care about?

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

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

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 26 September 2016

Csx is worse than Wells Fargo when it tells its lower management to find
ways to fire people for any reason to keep up with the accidents they
train these guys whisle blower protection is not there in the stock run
company's csx will find away just like Wells Fargo to blame the little
man for reporting shit to ethics line of fFRA it's the truth iWork
here and deal with every day FRA prob in there back pocket

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: CSX Customer, for N/A
Posted: 26 September 2016

To the person that said CSX is run by clowns..you are right. My industry
was not serviced for 2 days last week and was not serviced over the
weekend. Now when I talk to the terminal manager he told me there was a
problem with a locomotive and they had no backup locomotives. Now when
the crew shows up this morning they tell me it was not true that the
real reason was crew shortages. So because CSX is refusing to recall
people my business should suffer? Productivity fell sharply last week
because of CSX not by my people and we bear the responsibility. No
longer..I will be on the phone today with NORFOLK SOUTHERN..Lets see if
they can get the job done.

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

Now the ones that moved their families , qualified for free for months ,
are FURLOUGHED.  Never been a fan of working for free.
#Donaldwillchangethings ,,,,,,,,,,,,
#moreofthesamewithHillary--Crooked#governmentworkersshouldntgetrichofftaxpayers

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

I no longer complain about FMLA. The truth is that after CSX forced
people to relocate many had to get FMLA so they could just have the
opportunity to go home. In my view its wrong that everyone is governed
under the same attendance policy..some boards have 2 off days, some
have 1, others have no off days. So the boards with 1 or no off days
are the ones that CAPS hurt the most. Thats unfair that the only way a
persob can get off is to mark off sick. You can forget marking off
personal business with the boards cut way too low. CSX knows its a
problem but they dont care. So now people get FMLA so they can mark off
as needed..CSX has created this monster..I bet if Sanborn needs a day
off she doesn't have any points taken..Sanborn has killed
CSX..employee morale was already low before she set on the throne.
Anyway every employee should have FMLA..this place is the reason my
stress is high as well as my blood pressure..time to apply

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 24 September 2016

For sure, csx is not employee friendly.  And helped create the present
FMLA mess with their attendance policies; their pathetic, pitiful,
uncaring attitude towards employees and/or an employees' family
member(s) with medical conditions. Many workers are granted FMLA
mark-off rights for very good reasons. 

However, the legal ability to mark-off work should not be abused. 
Those that have continuous medical issues to deal with, whether self or
family, ought to at least consider doing something else to earn a
living. 

If a job, jobs, or even terminals are abolished = yeah, that's a
hardship not easily overcome.  Get over it - it's nothing new. Check
into - read some history. Many times in the past, not only were some
jobs abolished, some terminals closed,  entire railroad companies went
out of business & thousands had to relocate, were furloughed for years,
or were forced out of the RR industry altogether. I myself have had to
relocate three times and have driven thousands of highway miles to go
to work at distant terminals. Was either that or resign.  Like csx,
life can suck.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 24 September 2016

I guess Mr. FMLA is fortunate enough that his terminal was not closed
and is not working 200+ miles from his home. CSX has forced people to
get FMLA because they are an abusive employer...this company is
horrible to work for..they don't have to be but they choose to be. I
will say Mr. FMLA if you did not have FMLA abd you got forced to
relocate to work you would be acquiring it for sure. Not everyone has
the ability to sell their house or relocate their famlies. So quit
bitching Mr. FMLA..you have no right to bitch

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 24 September 2016

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

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

Hoo-Boy, --  That'll be a good one. 
Already can't wait to find out how that will go.

Name: Defiant
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 23 September 2016

This is it. 
This weekend Chicago Division - Barr Yard strikes. 
Will continue through the weekend. 
The following week will have heavy amounts of mark offs; ie sick,
missed calls
Enjoy the shit show.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 23 September 2016

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

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 22 September 2016

Been reading Wells Fargo headlines , sounds like csx intiimdation and
harassment of employees to get bonuses and firing employees  for minor
offenses for personal gain or reporting issues protection is not there
for us

Name: Cotton Belt Georgie
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for N/A
Posted: 22 September 2016

Cotton Belt Georgie:

                   You walked away a coward with your head down and
never helped a soul!

Good Riddance!!!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Cond/Eng.

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

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

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

Name: legal
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 16 September 2016

Former HR

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

Name: Wells Fargo-Union Pacific
E-mail: 
Employed as: Yard Master, for N/A
Posted: 16 September 2016

The Wells Fargo Union Pacific Effect 

RE; Special Agent(s) story...

Both companies "were" stellar leaders in their industries.

Both company CEO'S will face the music next week before Congress,
about its current and past business practices.

Name: LEGIT!
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 16 September 2016

FMLA ABUSERS!!!!!

Employers CAN MANAGE FMLA leave for employees by looking at patterns in
employee attendance for any particular employee. If the request seems to
be part of a peculiar pattern FMLA guidelines allow employers to give
the pattern in question to the employees health care provider and
question whether this pattern is consistent with the employees need for
a leave of absence.

So you stupid idiots who have fmla leave and keep taking a day before
your off days or every pay day weekend, you better get ready to have
your happy little game become a problem for you. Instead of listening
to all the idiots at work who have only read the rights of the employee
for fmla, you better start reading up on the rights of the employer to
question your ability to work, if your fit to work or if you are
abusing it.   I have legit FMLA. I got a son who is sick as hell and
now I got to deal with coming to work and watching everything I do
because they are head hunting us now. You keep getting write ups for
failures you will never be able to prove it was because you are on
FLMA. KNOCK YOUR SHIT OFF! If your a poser then you get what you
deserve.   Thanks for nothing lazy pukes!

Name: Special Agent(s) Retired
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 12 September 2016

UP Management:

Stop whining to your employees about Social Media Postings, while
hauling drugs from Mexico and the drugs being dumped in inter-city
neighborhoods!
According to the Houston Chronicle (November 2001 to October 2006) and
the Los Angeles Times (as recent as 2012, drug raid), you were nabbed
and fined $$Millions for knowingly hauling DRUGS on trains and then
with the help of Lobbyist and Politicians changed the terms of the 
"Fines" as "Security Improvements" without the distinction of being
major a DRUG HAULER! 

During those years, profits were up 20% annually and now profits are
down 30% after being nabbed. Can't blame this severe drop on the
decline in coal business.

GOOGLE IS A GOOD SOURCE OF INFORMATION FOR THE UNIFORMED!

"Drug trains from Mexico"

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 09 September 2016

Not a problem, makes it real easy.


OTHER?KNUCKLEHEAD

Why does it bother you so much that someone post in several forums?
Maybe I can shed some light on the similarities in the topics!

A supervisors gets unprofessional in your face and orders you by
intimidating you and harassing you to go out and drag in a 3rd train
on
a J job without another ticket knowing damn well its a violation of
the
union agreement and you know that they are going to deny your valid
claim because the ASSHOLES have already done it a zillion times! 
Then the employee is pissed and while he is out he isn't thinking
straight and makes an unsafe move that might get him and his partner
in
trouble. Then after being screwed over all night he says the hell with
this hell hole and marks off sick the next day. This puts his butt on
the table now for having an availability problem. 

So, its pretty clear to see how courtesy, professionalism, harassment
,
discrimination, denied claims, availability and safety are all the
same
damn thing on this site. Its what csx does to its employees EVERY
STINKIN DAY!  
Post as much as you want guys. The point of this site is to post the
crap that's going on and get it out!
Get over it OTHER!

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

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

Name: Jim E. Young
E-mail: 
Employed as: M of W, for N/A
Posted: 08 September 2016

KCS SP CSX UP NS TE&Y Employees:

You could be liable if you are operating a train that originates from
Mexico, stashed with drugs! The Rail Carrier's most profitable trains
are the drug laden-ed trains that originates from Mexico. The trains
are so profitable that a dying RR CEO negotiated his silence for a 
$120,000,000.00, retirement package. All to be paid over his natural
retirement age as per the Corporate Bylaws.
How many RR CEO'S gets an annual twenty-five million dollar retirement
package upon death?

Name: YEAH!!!
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 07 September 2016

?????


OH MY GOD MAN!!!! You are my HERO!  Everything you posted is 100% true
and right on the money. Even the dispatchers are starting to get sick
of the flack they are getting from the crews when the DTO orders them
to change your pool jobs to J Jobs behind the crews backs AFTER THEY
HAVE ALREADY BEEN ISSUED TICKETS THAT ARE RIGHTFULLY THEIRS AT THE
RIGHT PAY!  The stuff you posted has happened to me so many times its
not even funny.  We got so many claims in for this shit that it will
take years to even get the unions to sit down and go over them. Of
course we don't expect to see a damn thing done about it so we got
other ways to make our money that's rightfully ours.   Man, don't
know who you are but you need award for employee of the month! 
Most of us think they are trying to hide all the recrews for these road
trains that aren't making it in because they cut the crews so short. A
j job can hustle power or do crap work around the yard so if they go
drag in a train that's dead on the road as a job they might be able to
hide it on the paper trail. Don't see how they hide the expense of
paying the PTI service though. Maybe the idiots in Jacksonville are too
stupid to do the research and start asking questions.  Lets no forget
the train they are showing yarded when they really weren't and they
got a j job on it. They show those jobs as originating out of the home
terminal and final destination as the same terminal. Looks good on
paper. Screw you out of 100's of miles pay!   Yeap, Just a bunch of
thieves!

Name: ???
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 06 September 2016

OTHER?KNUCKLEHEAD

Why does it bother you so much that someone post in several forums?
Maybe I can shed some light on the similarities in the topics!

A supervisors gets unprofessional in your face and orders you by
intimidating you and harassing you to go out and drag in a 3rd train on
a J job without another ticket knowing damn well its a violation of the
union agreement and you know that they are going to deny your valid
claim because the ASSHOLES have already done it a zillion times! 
Then the employee is pissed and while he is out he isn't thinking
straight and makes an unsafe move that might get him and his partner in
trouble. Then after being screwed over all night he says the hell with
this hell hole and marks off sick the next day. This puts his butt on
the table now for having an availability problem. 

So, its pretty clear to see how courtesy, professionalism, harassment ,
discrimination, denied claims, availability and safety are all the same
damn thing on this site. Its what csx does to its employees EVERY
STINKIN DAY!  
Post as much as you want guys. The point of this site is to post the
crap that's going on and get it out!
Get over it OTHER!

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

Cond/eng.

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

Name: SP HubCap
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 06 September 2016

To The UP Conductor Colton:

Years ago, there was an engineer called HubCap out of Division 56.
Presumably, he was one of the first to exposed the rampant corruption
of kickbacks to union officers. He later alerted the Feds to the Drugs
by Rails Operation from Mexico (LA Times article, Midnight Drug
Haulers). The rumor is: HubCap had a mishap on the BNSF that caused a
neck injury; later fired, and offered [and accepted] a disability
retirement while his discharge was under review by an arbitrator.

Name: Engineer 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 06 September 2016

This company doesn't care about safety. It's all for profit now. Their
working us to death with equipment going down hill fast... The company
made cuts in the wrong departments. T & E employees truly hate this
company for their mismanaging their life.. Hopefully when the grim
reaper decides to take all CSX MANAGEMENT, then they well go straight
to HELL where they belong....

Name: EX FRA
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years
Posted: 06 September 2016

ALINE COND

The rule used to be that you could secure your train by putting on the
hand brakes BUT the engineer could not release any brakes to test them
for the new 1 minute brake test. Trains crews were never required to do
a one minute brake test in the past. Applying the proper amount of
brakes for the number of cars was designated and did just fine.
Securing the train in order to leave it behind is considered an action
that is necessary for the safety of the crew and the public and can be
done. The one minute test is a csx operating rule and is not required
by the FRA. Therefore if you do the one minute brake test you are
performing work for the railroad which is a violation of the hours of
service. Therefore that puts the crew in a catch 22.  Per csx operating
rules you are to notify the dispatcher when you are down to 3 hours. It
is up to you to follow that rule. Then is the time that you should
remind them that you need to stop somewhere that you will have the time
to follow the rules for testing your brakes if you plan on leaving the
train. DO NOT EVEN try to make a point that the dispatcher should know
where you are and how much time you have left to run. Unless you are a
new employee then you should know they lose tract of where trains are
and can not keep up with every single trains running time. Yes, they
should but they don't.
If you have any questions concerning violations of the FRA rules for
operations then you can contact the FRA representative for your area.
Your hours of service or operating rules agents should be able to
answer your questions.


If you are in the Indianapolis area you can call the Indy office at
317-226-0390 and find out who is over your area.

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

Hey CORP,

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


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

Name: Albany Divn T&E Guy
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 05 September 2016

The FMLA Issue:

Lets put this in the proper perspective. FMLA was Enacted under the
Clinton Administration. Many years before the CSX takeover of Conrail.
It was enacted SPECIFICALLY to deal with ABUSIVE EMPLOYERS. Think about
that folks......

FMLA was enacted to deal with ABUSIVE EMPLOYERS!!!!
FMLA was enacted to deal with ABUSIVE EMPLOYERS!!!!
FMLA was enacted to deal with ABUSIVE EMPLOYERS!!!!
FMLA was enacted to deal with ABUSIVE EMPLOYERS!!!!

Okay now! Now that I've made that point lets talk about the
-- present situation vs. the previous situation.--

Conrail was in business many years after FMLA was enacted and had VERY
FEW EMPLOYEES on FMLA.

CSX Enacted VERY HARSH Attendance policies
CSX Enacted VERY HARSH Discipline policies

Now we have everyone on FMLA!!!! And these IDIOTS running CSX say we
have an FMLA problem !?!?

OK I'm going to yell here. But not at my fellow union brothers. I'm
going to yell at you Company suits on here. I'm going to yell at you
guys because your purposely dense. So I'm going to yell so that maybe
the light will come on in your thick heads, and maybe....you guys will
get a clue!!!!!

CSX IS AN ABUSIVE EMPLOYER!!!!! THAT'S WHY YOU HAVE SO MANY PEOPLE ON
FMLA!!!!! You IGNORANT MORONS!!!!!

It has always amazed me throughout my 35+ years on the RR. How
incredible the work ethic was in the RR Industry. The greater majority
of my fellow railroaders would work 70 to 80 hours plus every week
(albeit the greed for money was the overwhelming motive) But
nonetheless they did it. And this was for decades, during which they
were never threatened or harassed to do so.

So now we have Management regimes that are so greedy and arrogant they
won't even discuss the issues with the unions, Yes that is correct Mr.
Corp. The Unions NEVER AGREED to these Absentee/Discipline policies.
They were shoved down our throats. Bottom line is this
 THEY DON'T WORK!!! 

The present generation of RR workers have NO loyalty to their
employers. They don't merely dislike their taskmasters THEY HATE their
employers with a PASSION! This is not to be confused with not liking
their jobs. They love their jobs. why else would they put up with these
working conditions so long? They HATE THE PEOPLE who run these RR's I
see it everyday when I work. A decision comes along between whats best
for the RR vs. Employee benefit. Employee wins every time and when
there is no benefit THEY STILL choose the option where the company
loses. I've seen employees take the path that's harder to do if it
will cause the company harm, time after time. The Hatred is that bad! 

From a business point of view it is REALLY BAD POLICY to alienate your
workforce to a point that your employees are working against you.

Unfortunately the folks in Jacksonvile DON'T CARE!!
Unfortunately the folks in Albany DON'T CARE!!
Unfortunately the folks in your local Terminal Offices DON'T CARE!!

Apparently here at CSX we don't make money by transporting customers
products.
Apparently we make money by Threatening Employees! 
Apparently we make money by Firing Employees!

Apparently we like to create problems for ourselves that cause
motivated workers to lose motivation and instead focus all their
efforts at spending time with their loved ones, and friends, Instead of
fanatically trying to spend time at work every waking minute of the day
making money !!!  ..........

As my generation did!

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

Tired too,

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

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

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

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

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

Chief dispatchers are management. 
Assistant chief dispatchers are union. (the ones the crews talk to)

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

Chief dispatchers, assistant chief dispatchers, train dispatchers, and
yardmasters, are union dues contributing company people.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years
Posted: 04 September 2016

To add to the statement below: 

This is for you Avon guys.  

Replace supervisor with a Union paying "Assistant Chief Train
Dispatcher"

"Now, pay close attention to this one!
UNFAIR LABOR PRACTICES-Section 8(a)2 of the NLRA makes employer
"domination" of a labor organization an unfair labor practice
Dominate mean to rule, control or SWAY! The post made by EX LC had an
issue with a supervisor who told employees to do as they were told
even
though he knew that he was in violation of their bargaining agreement
and they could take it up with their LC later. It can be assumed that
the employee felt threatened and could possibly be charged with
failure
to comply or worse. This supervisor was in violation of federal law.
Under no circumstances should any union member allow a supervisor to
bully or intimidate anyone into complying to their orders after the
supervisor has been informed and shown the violation of the bargaining
agreement. This issue should be reported immediately to your LC and to
legislative rep of your union. DO NOT ALLOW THIS SUPERVISOR TO GO
UNREPORTED. 
An employer that commits an unfair labor practice must "cease and
desist" from unlawful conduct and post a notice in the workplace
promising not to repeat the conduct."

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

Cond.30

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

Name: AP Engineer Retired
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 03 September 2016

A Birmingham Engineer told me, “FMLA” was the “Football Mania Layoff
Agreement.” What did Jacksonville think it was? I mean, you can’t miss
a University of  Alabama football game just to move freight. Right?

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

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

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

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

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

Conductor 30

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

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

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

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

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

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

Hey Corp:

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


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

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

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

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

APE

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

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

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

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

Name: TEACHER
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 01 September 2016

ALL UNION MEMBERS!

LESSON 1 for this week!

The NMB(National Mediation Board) has no authority to investigate or
remedy employee grievances against an employer. The role of the NMB in
the railroad industry is to conduct representation elections and to
mediate agreement between the carrier and union in collective
bargaining negotiations,
A union certified by the NMB is the sole representative of the
certified group of employees(craft or class) as to wages, hours,
benefits and WORKING CONDITIONS!
If you feel your employer is not properly applying the collective
bargaining then the grievance procedure in the collective bargaining
procedure is the proper channel to follow.
Whether or not a union is required to progress an employees grievance
to arbitration is usually a matter of union discretion. When a
grievance is progressed to arbitration by the parties and the grievant
wishes to appeal the arbitrators decision it is done through the
courts. Arbitration results are usually final and binding under the RLA
BUT a grievant has 2 years from the ruling to seek a set-aside. Discuss
your options with an attorney.
If you are a railroad employee and have properly filed a grievance with
your union and are not satisfied with the results of the grievance
procedure you may consider filing a grievance as an "INDIVIDUAL" with
the National Railroad Adjustment Board(NRAB).
Filing as an individual means that you wish to pursue your grievance
with the NRAB WITHOUT the assistance or support of your union.
You can contact the NRAB directly at 312-751-4688

If you believe that your employer is in violation of a law of the
United states you can consult with a private attorney or contact the
government agency that has jurisdiction over such matters. 

It is strongly advised that all railroad employees take the time to sit
down and read their "WEINGARTEN RIGHTS"!

Now, pay close attention to this one!
UNFAIR LABOR PRACTICES-Section 8(a)2 of the NLRA makes employer
"domination" of a labor organization an unfair labor practice
Dominate mean to rule, control or SWAY! The post made by EX LC had an
issue with a supervisor who told employees to do as they were told even
though he knew that he was in violation of their bargaining agreement
and they could take it up with their LC later. It can be assumed that
the employee felt threatened and could possibly be charged with failure
to comply or worse. This supervisor was in violation of federal law.
Under no circumstances should any union member allow a supervisor to
bully or intimidate anyone into complying to their orders after the
supervisor has been informed and shown the violation of the bargaining
agreement. This issue should be reported immediately to your LC and to
legislative rep of your union. DO NOT ALLOW THIS SUPERVISOR TO GO
UNREPORTED. 
An employer that commits an unfair labor practice must "cease and
desist" from unlawful conduct and post a notice in the workplace
promising not to repeat the conduct.

There is no doubt that this post will raise a red flag with railroad
management. This website is viewed daily by CSX and its legal staff.
The labor relations department will not appreciate this kind of
information circulated either. It encourages members to read and better
arm themselves with information to put up a good fight. There is nothing
more powerful than well educated and readily armed union members.

Name: be happy in your work
E-mail: C@ hotmail.com
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 01 September 2016

where is Todd novak working he was a Collinwood flunkie

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 01 September 2016

If true & the person is charged accordingly, the co., the court(s),
govt., etc., will handle it discreetly & he/she will be taken care of. 
Will probably appear later in a similar or even better position. Should
a rank & file employee get in trouble for something like that: would
get raked over the coals.  CSX management Sucks.

Name: Oh Yeah
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 31 August 2016

Just read on the BLE website where the Trainmaster at Corbin. KY just
got arrested for possessing Child Pornography.  Wonder if they will
fire him of for Tarnishing CSX's squeaky clean image or will they try
and sweep it under the rug.  Regardless, FUCK YOU CSX

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 31 August 2016

In response to the letter sent out by Cindy Sanborn in regards to FMLA,
what a joke that CSX is blaming poor performance on FMLA. True that
there are those who misuses it but this CAPS system makes for everyone
to go out and acquire it..thats on you Ms. Sanborn. Also I love that
Ms. Sanborn is so concerned that i might possibly be working too much.
Well this is true I am working too much but that is not because of FMLA
it is because the boards are trimmed down to thinly to meet the demands
of the number of trains. Basically CSX is padding the numbers trying to
keep investors happy but now service is at an all time low. I love how
CSX blames their poor performance on T/E crews instead of stepping up
to the plate and admitting that their poor management practices are to
blame..but this is CSX

Name: John Casey
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 27 August 2016

UP Mallard On The Western Region:

Why is Hannah so good at getting child molesters and wife beaters back
to work instead of switch runners?

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

Mallard

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


Pathetic ass licker

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

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

Name: Threatened
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 25 August 2016

CRAZY NUT CASE CHIEF AT IT AGAIN


Just got word that the chief is playing her dirty little harassment and
intimidation games again.  We got an east end extra board and a west end
extra board. That crazy broad is trying to order an east end extra crew
to go dog catch trains on the west side when there are rested and
available crews on the west end extra board. They pointed this out and
were threatened if they didn't go work the other side their
qualifications would be pulled. This isn't just a violation of the
union agreement but its a run around claim for the guys on the west
end. They are just trying to cut cost on recrews and cover up cost of
not getting trains in on time.  Where the hell does this chief get off
deliberately cheating  west end crews out of their work and being able
to make a living. Who in the hell is letting them get away with this
blatant bullshit. This time they have gone to far. Deliberate and
blatant violation of the agreement with deliberate harassment and
intimidation tactics to save money and screw pay from hard working crew
members who need to make a living.  THIS SHIT HAS TO STOP.  ITS TIME FOR
A SIT DOWN WITH BOTH UNION INTERNATIONALS AND TIME TO MEET WITH THE
STEEL WORKERS. NO WAY THOSE GUYS WOULD EVER ALLOW THEIR MANAGEMENT TO
WALK ALL OVER THEM IN THIS MANNER. TIME FOR SOME OLD FASHIONED UNION
MEETINGS AND FIGURE OUT WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE. WE CANT STRIKE BUT BET
YOUR BOTTOM DOLLAR THOSE STEEL WORKER BOYS WILL HAVE SOME GOOD IDEAS!

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

This info\instruction out there in csx dispatcher messages, 
system and/or divisional bulletins, or elsewhere??

Name: Safety First
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years
Posted: 25 August 2016

ALL CREWS


If you are receiving correspondences from anyone in labor relations,
payroll or any other department that your pay is not being issued as
submitted because information obtained from the GPS shows otherwise you
need to email Tim_ healey@csx.com. Mr. Healey is the Director of
Locomotive Engineering and oversees the installation of the GPS on all
locomotives. If there is a problem with the use of the GPS then he
should be notified immediately. This is an issue that should not be
taken lightly. Obtaining proper information from the GPS is a MUST and
any problems that are occurring must be addressed and resolved
immediately! Movement of all trains on the system must be documented
accurately. There is no room for error on this matter. The safe way is
the right way. Report any problems immediately. Your participation will
be greatly appreciated.

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

Loco  

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

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

They have to know where trains are. Ask a dispatcher.
Denying penalty claims (even valid ones, for whatever reason) is an age
old tactic.  Uncommon that one is paid right away.  Have to submit all
info properly to your LC when claims are denied & hope that they're
handled & forwarded. Then be patient.  May take yrs.  If valid, the RR
eventually has to ante up -- at the pay rate applicable when submitted.
 Aggravating but the way it usually is.

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

CALL HOMELAND SECURITY


Labor relations is at it again!  Just denied my claim and 2 other guys
stating that the GPS data system says our trains never ran on the
territory we claimed.  THEY LOST OUR FRICKING  TRAINS AGAIN! THIS IS
BULLSHIT. HOW CAN A RAILROAD LOSE THEIR FRICKING TRAINS. HOW CAN THEY
NOT FIND OR KEEP TRACT OF OUR TRAINS AND WHERE THEY ARE TRAVELING. WE
HAD HAZARDOUS MATERIAL CARS ON THE TRAIN THEY LOST. DOES THE PUBLIC
HAVE ANY IDEA HOW INSANE IT IS THAT A RAILROAD CANT KEEP TRACT OF WHERE
THEIR DANGEROUS TRAINS ARE TRAVELING.

Maybe we should be calling the USDOT and tell them whats going on too!

Name: Revenge Sr.
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 20 August 2016

"Eye for an Eye"

Understand the meaning of those simple words for your guidance!

If one deliberately or attempts too destroy your well being, the Laws
of Nature is on your side!

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

MALLARD

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

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

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

Name: Engineer Mallard
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 19 August 2016

Don't really see how bad CSX is. Worked 10 years with Nazi
Southernschwitz and CSX is much nicer to me. Guys, this ain't a white
collar 9-5 job. You are transporting freight. You're gonna be treated
like shit sometimes and you gotta deal with it. Don't come into the
industry wanting a lavish working condition. There's times when I
wanna blow up at the dispatcher, but that's just part of the job. When
you factor in CSX's pay is arguably higher than any Class 1, and the
usually well kept locomotives most with ACs and good radios, you can't
hate on the company. Time is money, and we are just little laborers to
management but that's what it's like anywhere. Go join NS if you
think CSX is bad, and I'll be sitting here laughing my ass off while
you got high blood pressure and denied pay rates. The Chicken Shit
eXpress will get even better once MJW leaves in 3 years, he'll
hopefully get replaced with someone who has bigger balls and won't
negotiate with EHH for a merge.

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

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

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

Name: LC
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 17 August 2016

AVON CREWS

LISTEN UP!!!  When you are called to work on a WORK train IT IS NOT
REVENUE SERVICE. You are to be issued a ticket under kind of service 9.
CMC had been issuing these tickets as through freight under kind of
service 2. They are doing this because they are in violation of article
47 in regards to work trains. If they call a work train at least 4 times
in a week they are supposed to put the job up for bid on the electronic
bid system. The company does not want to do this so they are hoping
that putting the tickets under kind of service 2 as through freight
will not draw attention to what is happening. Kind of service 9 is also
a higher rate of pay for a days work. DO NOT TAKE a work train out until
you call cmc and make them change it to a kind of service 9. If they
give you any trouble them you make sure they understand that you know
this is NOT revenue service and it is not through freight If they keep
your ticket under through freight then they are admitting that it is
being considered revenue service and they should be reporting the
service to the IRS for tax purposes.

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

To the UP Conductor:

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

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

Google / Search: Arbitration in the RR industry.

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

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

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

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

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 09 August 2016

Friend or family of employee, for N/A:

Not just management either.  Way, way, too many co-workers are just
complete A--holes.  Were never taught or learned the Golden Rule.

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

Friend and family

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

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

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for N/A
Posted: 08 August 2016

What is it with the csx trans. company?
Why so unfriendly to employees?
Why all the bullying, harassment, intimidation, threats,
from management - directed at workers that are just trying
to the job they hired on to do & were trained for?

Name: PUKE!!!!!
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 08 August 2016

EVERYONE!!!

KEEP THIS SITE FREE OF THE POLITICAL BULLSHIT! VOTE THE WAY YOU WANT
AND PAY THE CONSEQUENCES FOR YOUR ACTIONS!

IN THE MEANTIME LETS TALK ABOUT THE BULLSHIT WE ARE DEALING WITH AND
TRY TO FIND A SOLUTION TO THE PROBLEMS. 

GOING TO TALK TO THE STATE HEALTH DEPARTMENT ABOUT THE AC NOT WORKING
IN THE CREW ROOM AT AVON. IM HEARING THAT SINCE WE ARE CIVILIAN
EMPLOYEES AND NOT EMPLOYED BY THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT AND THE COMPANY
HAS TO FOLLOW ALL STATE LAWS AND REGULATIONS THAT WE HAVE A RIGHT TO
FILE A COMPLAINT WITH THEIR HEALTH DEPARTMENT AGAINST THE COMPANY. THEY
ARE PUTTING THE EMPLOYEES IN UNNECESSARRY RISK OF A HEAT RELATED MEDICAL
ISSUE WHILE THEY SIT UPSTAIRS IN THE AIR CONDITIONED ROOMS.

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

Crews

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

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

Save Our Country:

Lets rid ourselves of all this Political Correctness Bullshit!

VOTE FOR DONALD TRUMP.

Name: East C. Rails
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 05 August 2016

From East C. Rails:

Organize your troops for a day of havoc...management is out of
control!

The Underground

RDL

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

Clerk:
Thank you. That is very much appreciated.
Is a good thing to be aware of all that.  
There is no substantiation without documentation.


TM: Stupid post. What'd be the charge?

Name: Clerk
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 1-10 years
Posted: 03 August 2016

Attention all crews

The new format for reporting your time slips does not allow an easy
option to print a copy of your tickets like the previous set up did. If
you want a copy you must use the tool setting in the upper right hand
corner of the screen. Select tools then print. Select print preview. A
copy of the screen will appear. Select the printer icon in upper left
corner.  Select the HP printer option. Click on it twice. You will then
see an option to locate a printer for you. Select this option and it
will list your local printers. You need the model of the printer and
it's IP address. You can find this on a sticker on the printer. Scroll
through the list of the printer models you have and you should find one
with a matching IP address. Select this printer then select print.
Do not waste your time calling the payroll department to request a copy
of your ticket.  They will tell you they can not help you with obtaining
a copy and you will have to contact your local union rep.to get one for
you. You have a right to have a copy of your pay tickets. If you need a
copy for legal reasons or for tax purposes and don't know how to print
one you can call a labor law lawyer for advice on your legal right in
obtaining one.

Name: No Confidence Vote UP
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 03 August 2016

Recently, UP [agreement] employees (LA Service Unit) voted on a "No
Confidence" vote against the CEO [Fritz], XO [Scott], 
Safety Officer [Doerr] and the transportation unions.

Fritz and Scott: coordinates with the Regional VP'S and local union
officers to make every effort in undermining the Collective Bargaining
Agreement (CBA)...by disposing of claims, targeting injured employees
with rule violations and compensating union officers who rubber stamps
investigations and or claims denials. UP IS THE ONLY MAJOR CARRIER THAT
HAS NOT SETTLED FRA FEDERAL REST CLAIMS. THE UNION OFFICERS ARE PAID!
WHY?

C SCOTT...Tademy v UPRR...Encouraged employees to harass a lone fellow
employee and got promoted during the process. Read the 'legal'
transcript!

Doerr: Left a trail of blood of concealed injury claims and awarded the
union officers (promised post employment consultant contracts) during
the process.
When forty (40) year conductors and engineers walks off the job,
something is wrong!

Name: FELA ATTORNEY
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 31 July 2016

RE;re; UP CONDUCTOR:

Every RR Corporate Officer and FELA Attorney knows about the incident
that occurred.
The RR is now using your corrupt union officers as informants for the
next uprising!

Name: UP Conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years
Posted: 30 July 2016

I thought I had better pass this event on the everyone here, but mainly
skewed for CSX management, lawyers and bean-counters. I do hope this
goes to the top in CSX management circles. 
Apparently, a few weeks ago, a Union Pacific Los Angeles Division
Engineer, Bill Teele was working the Long Pool, LA-Yuma. He was called
on duty at Yuma for his return trip home on the UP’s hot Z-Train. This
is basically the old Southern Pacific’s “Blue Streak Merchandise” or
“BSMFF.” Now understand, this is the flag-ship of the UPRR. After the
train pulls into Yuma, if you’re not moving within 5 minutes, the
dispatcher is on the radio calling the engineer. This “Z” is max
freight train speed, 70mph on the Yuma Subdivision.  Anyway, upon
arriving at Beaumont, California, 2:30am, about 100 miles short of Los
Angeles, Eng. Teele stops his Z-Train, clearing all road crossings,
calls the UP Dispatcher and informs him that he is leaving the train
with the conductor and basically retiring on the spot. No pun intended
there. I guess he felt, he had been harassed too much over his railroad
years. This was his pay-back to the Union Pacific. I don’t think this
could happen on the CSX. Because, are there any CSX trains that move
over 50mph with more than 2 units on the line? They would just let it
sit and call a dog catch/patch crew, probably the next day. It is said,
this stunt, by Eng. Teele, cost the UP $200,000. That’s a little hard to
believe, but maybe. Now, if I was a top CSX official, I wouldn’t worry
too much about this happening on your railroad. You need to worry more
about some operating (or other) employee going “Postal.” Do I need to
translate to you CSX lawyers what “Going Postal” means? I can assure
you, CSX Management, you treat your people much worse than Union
Pacific ever has.

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

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

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

Conductor furloughed

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

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

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

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

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

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

WTFFFFFFF

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

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

A company that abuses any system the FRA or unions put in writing
intimidation and harassment is all there about put fear in hard working
men it going to hit um in the ass some day I work here and to be honest
they don't even pay you for a day's work they Denie you  its has be
illegal to not pay a man his day work this is why unions got started
they think we're Chinese workers like  the 1800 read your history FRA
it's back to then they play the system to drag it on so us employees
should be made like  animals bury you when there done  1800 I'm tellna
 ya read the history

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 25 July 2016

How can you possibly figure someone like the late Cornelius Vanderbilt
was great???    Assholes like him & they way they treated the public,
employees/workers, rail customers, etc., are the cause\ real reason
the former ICC was created, unions were formed & a lot of federal
legislation regarding RRs was enacted.

Name: Corrupt Union Bosses
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 24 July 2016

It seems as if all the management problems needs to be addressed by your
union officers...but they are just as corrupt and immoral as management.
So what do you do? Keep complaining on this site and hope that it gets
better! It's not going to happen at all!!!

There's only TWO (2) things management understands that gets their
attention: Lawsuits and trains not moving.

The late great Cornelius Vanderbilt was an Industrialist without any
formal education, who understood the legal system he detested.
He once stated to a rival that: you might win in a legal tussle, but I
will destroy your business with delays on top of delays.

On paragraph (2), the later is always viable. You all just have to
figure out how without stating the obvious!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for 20-30 years
Posted: 24 July 2016

with record heat, high humidity and dew points in the 70s on csx
northern region, csx terminal managers and train masters thinks its ok
to keep crews working 4 to 5 plus straight hours outside without a
break. even thought this quarters safety video is about working in the
heat outside safely. all trainmasters who do this ought to be ashamed
of themselves who put productivity and car counts over employee safety
and wellbeing. unfortunately this practice will continue until some one
has to got to the hospital with heat exhaustion or die from heat stroke
and I hope then someone sues the shit ought of this shit hole company.
I don't know how you southern boys do it working in this oppressive
heat, but I got a lot more respect for yous now.

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

CREWS

Time to figure out what is bothering the company man sooooo much.
Lets see now.... I believe it all started around July 9th when our so
called MR. Pines showed up to distract everyone. He began by making
pokes at someone posting on the safety site with unrelated safety
topics.  At that time the subjects at hand were as follows:

1: Labor relations denial of claims due to totally screwed up
information gathered from the company GPS
2: Serious conduct unbecoming of company officials and the cover up of
a banner test going seriously wrong.
3: Blackmail of arbitrators
4: Links being posted to retrieve PLB awards
5: Intimidation and harassment in the work place.

We are pretty sure he was the one who posted the comment:  I hate this
site. I love csx.  He did manage to draw L&N into his little web if
deceit. For some reason he always does. Starting to look like they
might be working together. How could someone fall for his stupidity so
many times????

The real Mr. Pines is out of commission!  We all hope to god this
character is not an offspring from Mr. Pines. God knows we don't need
a repeat of the years of ranting and raving from the other mentally
lost soul!

Mr. Pines imposter. 
We all are quite aware of the horrific train wreck that occurred in
Texas. There is no need for a heated discussion on this website about
it. You are obviously not a true railroader!!!!!
If you were, you would understand the pain and grief that all
railroaders feel for another who has lost their life. We ALL FEEL THE
PAIN AND SUFFERING THE FAMILIES ARE GOING THROUGH. You of course could
not even begin to feel what we do. It hits all of un in our guts when
we begin to imagine what they were going through in the last minutes of
their life. We have all had that one moment when we thought that our
train may not get stopped or slowed down at a red signal or for a slow
order. We have all felt that moment when we are approaching a stop for
a work authority and we cant get ahold of the forman in charge. Its
something in the pit of our stomachs you could never understand. NO ONE
GOES OUT THEIR TO GET KILLED! Unfortunately no one will ever know the
truth the whole truth and nothing but the truth because the witnesses
aren't here to tell their side. GOD REST THEIR SOULS!
Show some respect or move on to another foamer site.

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

Eviel is the right word

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

TECH:

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

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

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

CONDUCTOR

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

Friend/Family

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

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

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

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

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

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

PA conductor want-too-bee

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

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

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

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

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

New Conductor Want to be

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

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

Do I recommend working for CSX?   Absolutely NOT

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

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


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

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

What happens after this one year?   

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

Why should CSX keep you?   

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


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

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

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

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

Friend/family 

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

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

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

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

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

ENGINEERS!!!!!!

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

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

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


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


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

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

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

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

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

Concerned and Train Dispatcher

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

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

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

?????

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

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

L&N

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

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

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

SOCIAL MEDIA
NOTHING IN THE SOCIAL MEDIA GUIDELINES OR SOCIAL MEDIA POLICY IS
INTENDED TO INTERFERE WITH YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE RAILWAY LABOR ACT OR
THE NATIONAL LABOR RELATIONS ACT INCLUDING CRITICISM OF CSX'S LABOR
POLICIES, TREATMENT OF EMPLOYEES AND TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF
EMPLOYMENT.

This site can be very valuable to the workforce if used wisely. Post
professionally and with taste. Remember that the tongue is mightier
than the sword.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 10-20 years
Posted: 10 July 2016

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

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

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

Avon:

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


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

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

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

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

Avon:

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

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

Stock Price is Cheap for a Takeover:

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

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

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

CMPB

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

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

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

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

Crews

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

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

redeye51:

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

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

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

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

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

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

ALL UNION MEMBERS

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

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

Conductors


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

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

CMPB

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

CREW MANAGER!!!

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


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

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

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

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

ALL ENGINEERS

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Hello my true Americans.

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

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

INDY CHIEF DOES IT AGAIN!!!!!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Retired

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

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

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

Sometimes it's just not affordable \ feasible. 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

- Yardmasters are the holy spirit of railroading.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

FRA

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

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

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

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

Upper Management

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

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

Tweet Tweet CSX:

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

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

GPS and Denied Claims:

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

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

cond/eng

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

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

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

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

Management

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

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

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

CREW CALLERS

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

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

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

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

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

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

ALL CREWS

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

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

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

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

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

For the UP Conductor:

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

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

Labor relations

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

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

Fra

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Crews

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

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

Reality FIX

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Raped Again  

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

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

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

PUKE PUKE PUKE

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

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

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

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

RE; UP EEOC OFFICE:

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

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

BAD NEWS!!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

MEMBERS

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

birdie's post --

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

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

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

Sad Times

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

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

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

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

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

RE; Local Chairman // Vest Pocket Agreements.

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

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

Local chairman

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

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

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

How the unions agreed to this ill never know.

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

OFFICIALly Lost.

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

Andrea Dayheart  317 226 5490

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

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


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

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

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

To all furloughed people:

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

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

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

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

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

Nicole

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

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

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

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

Yard Rat,

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

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

ALL CREWS

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

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

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

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

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

RE; Local Chairman:

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

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

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

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

ALL EMPLOYEES


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thanks Railroad snoopie!

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

Attention Dennis Duffy (Cotton Belt, Formerly XO):

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

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

Actually, it's all very sad.  

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

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

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

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

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

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

Union Earnings Report Update:

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

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

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

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

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

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

You need to go see a shrink!

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

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

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

Other


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

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

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

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

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

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

HA!


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


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

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

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

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

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

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

Possible Hedge Fund-er:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



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

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

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

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

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

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

If you think conditions suck well change them or leave. 

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

will apply at Walmart and Taco Bell also.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

SP Engineer

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

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

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

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

Union Pacific Employees:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

LC'S

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

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

ALERT!!!!

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


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

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

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

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

APE:

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

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

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

The CSX big shots are compensated very well - to make decisions that
will impact the co., oftentimes for years in the future. Workers &
their unions can only try to play catch-up. 
 
Too many T&E people complain\cry when they think they have to go to
work too much -- then complain\cry & worry more when furloughed (or
dismissed, suspended).  

No company will survive if it has to pay for & provide for employees
that aren't really, truly needed.  EVERYONE loses via a bankruptcy
if/when an outfit goes under.

Railroading = ebb & flow with the economy \ feast or famine.

Yeah, no doubt the culture, the management, etc., needs to be changed.

Can suck per se, but where is proof of whenever\wherever - someone was
forced, in any way, shape or form, to accept a RR job.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 26 March 2016

Well maybe the UP investors have seen the light..CSX investors are still
in the dark..but they are willingly in the dark..that's the difference.
Apparently these people are going to let Ward and Sanborn sink the ship
completely. Hope that they let them drown with the rest of us instead
of coming to their rescue. CSX investors are not very wise.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 25 March 2016

UP Meltdown:

A swift change from the top will take place next week....The rumor is
that the Canadian National's CEO will be the new CEO!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years
Posted: 23 March 2016

LC:

Am well aware. Can read & understand & honor contract provisions way
much better than most, especially now days.


Suggest you do all the policing.   Good luck.

Name: LC
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 23 March 2016

Employed in other

Apparently you don't know the union agreement. MANAGEMENT CAN NOT BE
USED TO PERFORM THE WORK OF UNION CONTRACTED EMPLOYEE. If anyone see's
a non contract supervisor doing a contract employees work they should be
filling a claim for 5 days straight pay. This is taken very seriously.
This claim goes directly to the General chairman's office. If you
think it is over looked then you can think again. There have been
several paid and the supervisor does go on record. They could lose
their bonus as well. Jacksonville loves to take every dime they can
from their supervisors just as much as they like to take it back from
the union covered employees.


Now, for another topic....Most of the new engineers who are finished
with their training and marking up cant hold positions as engineers and
are going back in the field as conductors. There have been several
complaints that a lot of these men are taking calls to work as
engineers when they run out of people. QUIT TAKING THESE CALLS.  All
you are doing is making it easy for the carrier and keeping the
furloughed men on the street. If they are short then let them put the
set back engineer up in the seat. Bring back conductors to fill their
positions. The greed of some of these men is just plain disgusting. 
We all have bills to pay. We all have been in this business long enough
to know its feast or famine and you should be saving for hard times. Do
the right thing and stop kissing the carriers rear end!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years
Posted: 19 March 2016

All the excess managers could also be utilized as trackmen, signal
maintainers, co. police officers, crew callers, -- even train
dispatchers.  What the hell - wherever an ape is needed in whatever
occupation.

Name: Notice of eviction 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 20-30 years
Posted: 18 March 2016

Its ok to cut more jobs off. We have enough Trainmasters and RFE's to
run those trains. The management is falling over each other. People on
the outside look at this company as a complete cluster.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 18 March 2016

please refer to cindy sandborn as either "cindy cuntborn" or just
plain "cunt"

Name: Red Block
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 18 March 2016

If all concerned are so fed-up with the abuse, you have many many
choices at your disposal. Use them, collectively everyone has the power
to annihilate the RR'S balance sheet! When the unions were tough and
honorable, strikes would last only a few days. You see, railroads have
a thing called freight, if it's not moving, the corporate bills adds
up quickly. The railroads know the numbers, their losses multiples
faster than yours because they have many many more sharks to answer to.
And sharks likes blood!
So...don't fall back to sleep at 3am when you get that shooter that's
waiting on the Main Line with all those dogs behind it!

Name: Former LC
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 17 March 2016

Imagine if....

What if csx were to cancel participation in Operation Redblock?
RR companies are not bound to be a part -- it's not any type of
federal or state regulation or other...... ABUSE IT = LOSE IT.

Name: imagine if....
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 10-20 years
Posted: 17 March 2016

Since t&e folks are so expendable....how about we all red block system
wide one day.

Name: Laughing 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 16 March 2016

Do you ever think that Trainmaster David Benson's Daddy has said " if
I would have worn a condom, that little dumb prick wouldn't be here"
I'm sure he slapped his wife many times over that screw up.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 16 March 2016

No doubt RR big-shots will do OK.

Grateful?  Loyal?  

If they can outsource more jobs/work, they will.
If they could move the csx rail lines to another country, they would.

It hurts - but what do employees expect when business is way down.
Can't keep a company going - by paying people & operating things that
the co. deems aren't needed or wanted anymore.

Should EVERYONE to be out of a job account a bankruptcy?

Hell, everybody wants people working; the co. \ the increased revenue,
the federal & state governments for the income taxes, the unions for the
dues, retirement systems, etc., etc., etc. 
 
Long story short:  Same ol', same ol', - all too many are never
really concerned - until it affects them directly.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 16 March 2016

Yea CSX cut over 100 jobs there today in the transportation department.
According to Melanie Cost CSX is grateful for their service and CSX
will support these employees through this difficult time. Well I'm
sure that will help these people sleep tonight. I would sure hate for
CSX to be be ungrateful for their service..wonder what would happen
then?..Oh wait..the same thing would happen. CSX is not grateful for
anything it's employees does for the company. Goes to show how loyal
these sons of batches are. Fuck them...Keep up the good work Cindy
Sanborn..at the pace we are going it will be a miracle if the company
survives.

Name: Fed up 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 15 March 2016

Has anyone heard anything about Russell yard closing?  Thanks

Name: It's time
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 15 March 2016

To the Robert Pines followers... 
This site is CSX sucks... Not the Robert pines show. We have yards
closing, lost jobs, and your worried about this pines feller. You are a
special kind of stupid. Csx is raping you and your co-workers daily and
you are up Pines butt. Your mommy and daddy must be proud of you. Help
save jobs ...

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 14 March 2016

I'm not sure I agree with engineer 20-30 but I'm not sure I can agree
with ex instructor either. I mean those of us that do what we are
supposed to do are being punished with all of these closings,
harassment from managers, unethical practices by the company, and pay
issues. So what's the answer ex-instructor? How can the company expect
employees not to retaliate when they are aware of these problems and
takes no actions to correct them? In fact Jacksonville is the reason
for most of it. Where I come from loyalty is a two way thing..so if CSX
is not loyal to their employees why should the employees be loyal to
them? I think you have been out of the field for a long time or you
would understand the field employees perspective.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 14 March 2016

Safety first!  Really with no maintenance crews at the CSX shops the
public needs to be aware for their safety!  Corbin closed Cleveland and
cuts in Huntington now Russell is getting the axe.  Trains will be run
remotely next!  Why ?  Executives need a bigger bonus !!!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 14 March 2016

Brandon Wilkens is a drunk, the TM in Garrett who will NEVER get
promoted .Rick Reed is a douchebag fuckstick, who loves taking big
loads in his mouth from Matt Day. These 3 homos all vacation together
and look for young boy prostitutes. I hope all 3 of you cocksuckers get
a big karma surprise in your near future!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 13 March 2016

Well think about it like this SP engineer..if your conductor is not
qualified to run as an engineer then when nature calls stop the
train..tie up the mainline and grade crossings, and I would make sure
that nature had to call more often than usual. If CSX adopts a similar
policy I can guarantee you it will happen here. We are already fed up
with Sanborn and her bullshit.

Name: SP Engineer
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 13 March 2016

Inward Facing Cameras:

UP has officially tapped-into the inward facing cameras and is live
stream monitoring crews en-route for any possible rule violation...even
for nature calls. This self-destructive procedure is leading to more and
more train delays and crew burns.

Name: Kari Damrow
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 1-10 years
Posted: 10 March 2016

If it would make you all feel better, I have a open door policy here at
JAX and a really nice , wide leather sofa to make all you TEY guys feel
better. I need at least 9 or more!

XOXOX

Kari

Name: Screwed
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 10 March 2016

LISTEN UP CSX

Next time your supervisor tells me and my other crew member that he
knows  we are entitled to another time ticket per our union agreement
for dragging in another train(the 3rd one) that was 45 miles away and
then your payroll department takes it away saying we weren't entitled
to it, you better get your shit rolls up hill pants on.

During this whole sham of unethical lies and unprofessional behavior
your managers and crew callers tried to pull a fast one. When told to
put in another ticket for the next train they tried to make the ticket
a recrew ticket for the same damn job we were on.

HOW STUPID AND IGNORANT DO YOU THINK WE ARE. WE ARE NOT STUPID
UNEDUCATED BLUE COLLAR WORKERS . DID THEY ACTUALLY THINK WE WOULDNT
CATCH SUCH A DIRTY LOW DOWN STUNT.  A CREW CAN NOT RECREW ITSELF. HOW
CAN YOU ISSUE ANOTHER TICKET TO A J543 AS A J543R!
WE ALL KNOW WHAT THAT STUNT WAS GOING TO ACCOMPLISH. YOUR PEOPLE ARE
LYING. YOUR CHIEF AND CREW MANAGERS ARE PULLING DIRTY UNDERHANDED
TRICKS JUST TO VIOLATE OUR UNION AGREEMENT.  KEEP THIS UP AND IT WILL
COME BACK TO HAUNT YOU

Name: Former LC
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 09 March 2016

Fed up APE:

If you want to blow-off on a website about local union officers, OK,
but please walk some car-lengths in those shoes beforehand.  Then
maybe, the post would have some credibility.   Often, the carrier will
schedule an investigation or meeting for a Mon. or Tues. morning & the
representative has to have time to plan, do research, be prepared,
etc.

BTW: It's never a surprise when a member's case looks bad after a
hearing. That's the csx way. Then, csx loses 75% or more of appealed
cases = back pay awarded, full seniority rights restored, etc., etc. 

It would be interesting to see the real facts & figures csx spends
trying to NOT adhere to contract agreements, most of which are what csx
wanted.  Csx labor relations? Maybe that dept. is near worthless.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 09 March 2016

Are you serious? Of course it's their fault. If they were an ethical
company the unions would not be involved in all of these grievances.
Treat your employees right and you don't have to have all of these
grievances and issues. CSX is the most unethical out of all the
railroads.
I'm not a fan of the unions but look at how CSX treats us with unions
so I couldn't imagine how things would be without the unions. CSX
ignores the agreements which is highly unethical and that's where most
of the problems are. The only time CSX goes by the agreements is when it
benefits them, the company. So everytime I get screwed I return the
favor.

Name: 
E-mail: 1940zadok@gmail.com
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 09 March 2016

From my experiences working for various railroads, including former
Western Pacific, Southern Pacific, Santa Fe, U.S. Department of
Transportation and Union Pacific Railroads; as well as having 'run'
on the BNSF, Milwauke Pacific and Northern Pacific, ( Great Northern?)
as well as the Spokane Saint Paul and Pacific, the best was the BLF&E.
That is untill our General Chairman  'sold' us out. Thanks for
asking. All you have left is the UTU and the 'scab' BLE. When it
comes to making $ there is not much that Corporations won't do. (In
conjunction with government and media whores and hacks. Sorry, thats
just the way things are, and probably allways will be untill the Lords
return, however. Praise God. He is coming back, soon. It is my sincere
hope that no one is left behind and that all 'sinners', including
myself, be saved, born again and be filled with the love of the Lord
Jesus Christ.

Name: Fed up
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 08 March 2016

It's not CSX's fault. Their going to rape you as long as the union
allows it. It's time that you punks put on your big pants and catch
the union officials out and kick the hell out of them. Your paying your
hard earn money for protection and you get crap. They lay off weekends
and holidays and say that it's for you. Lol

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

The very previous post = an asinine, plain dumb, stupid statement.
Just WTH can or could trump possibly accomplish even if elected? Where
do you meathead, dead from the neck up people come from?  Jesus!

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

Cycle of corruption from the feds, corporate and the union bosses must
be solved only when Donald Trump is elected President! And when Mr.
Trump is elected, there will be a lot of unemployed lobbyist working at
your away from home terminals Subways!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 05 March 2016

Employees cost money:  wages & insurance & retirement, etc.
No one should be the least bit surprised to find out that business\
corporate loyalty to employees is lame at best, and usually pretty much
non-existent.
Name a company that keeps workers on the active payroll if they don't

absolutely, positively, have to.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: M of W, for 1-10 years
Posted: 05 March 2016

CSX in its infinite wisdom,and very prolific brand of business acumen
will more than likely cut hundreds of SPG employees off months early to
satisfy the greed of management and investors pockets.How sad that we
have a company,and "union  for that matter" that could care less
about the hundreds of workers and potentially thousands of dependents
that will be hurt by this breech of loyalty.The business is much more
stable the they profess in this election year,and contract year!! CSX
is full of shit and show nothing but greed and callous disregard for
the employees if this comes to pass.Where is the solidarity,the calls
to strike and bring these assholes back to earth.

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

The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) is a part of the U.S.
Department of Transportation (USDOT), a federal government agency that
was not even around before 1966.  Before, RRs were regulated by the old
Interstate Commerce Commission, & federal, state statutes.

The FRA was & still is, supposed to be in place - to regulate RR
safety......

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 04 March 2016

I was never in favor of a merger with CP when it was brought up last
year but now I say bring it on. CSX has went to HELL in recent months.
It was on its way to hell before but we are there now..we took my fast
track...we can't move freight fast but we sure can fuck everything
fast. As long as Sanborn is running the show we will never see things
improve..she has destroyed this place..keep up the good work investors
and keep her in power..she will get you great results (sarcasm of
course)..I had to tell the investors that because apparently they are
not the brightest people in the world or their head is buried in the
sand..not sure which scenario applies

Name: ex vlc
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years
Posted: 04 March 2016

AVON ENGINEERS!!!
TIME TO WAKE THE HELL UP! TIME TO START MAKING THE UNION PUT YOUR MONEY
WHERE THEIR MOUTHS ARE.

WE JUST HEARD THAT A CHIEF HAS STARTED A RUMOR THAT SINCE JACKSONVILLE
HAS ALLOWED AVON TERMINAL TO EXTEND ITS SO CALLED TERMINAL LIMITS OUT
TO A RIDICULOUS DISTANCE, THEY WILL NO LONGER HONOR THE SHORT TURN
AROUND SERVICE AGREEMENT UNLESS YOU TRAVEL 35 MILES PAST THE NEW
LIMITS! THE END OF YARD SWITCHING LIMITS IS WHERE THE MILES TO TRAVEL
ARE TO BEGIN. NOT TERMINAL LIMITS.  
THERE IS A BIG DIFFERENCE IN TERMINAL LIMITS AND YARD SWITCHING LIMITS.
THE UNION KNOWS WHERE YARD WORK IS BEING DONE AND HOW FAR OUT THE
SWITCHING LIMITS OF THE YARD IS. THE FRA IS WELL AWARE OF WHERE THE
YARD SWITCHING LIMITS ARE. CALL THE FRA. ASK THEM HOW FAR THE YARD
CREWS ARE ALLOWED TO TAKE DANGEROUS HAZMATS CARS OUT OF THE YARD TO
SWING THEM. THERE IS A DESIGNATED LIMIT THEY CAN TRAVEL WITHOUT CT168
PAPERWORK GIVEN TO THE CREW AND CARRIED ON THE TRAIN. THE POWERS TO BE
IN AVON AND JACKSONVILLE KNOW EXACTLY WHERE THEIR LIMITS ARE. 
NOW IF THE CHIEF AND THE TMS AT INDY WANT TO PLAY WORD GAMES AND TRY TO
SAY THE SSA AGREEMENTS ARE WRITTEN WITH THE WORDS "TERMINAL LIMITS"
BECAUSE AVON DOESNT HAVE YARD SWITCHING LIMITS AND THE CREWS HAVE TO
HONOR THE ACTUAL LIMITS WHICH THEY EXTENDED A RIDICULOUS DISTANCE THEN
IT SHOULD BE FAIR TO SAY THAT EVERY SINGLE TRAIN THAT LEAVES AVON YARD
CAN NO LONGER BE CONSIDERED DEPARTED UNTIL THE TRAIN REACHES THE END OF
THE SO CALLED TERMINAL LIMITS.
HOW MANY TIME HAVE YOU HEARD THE TMS AND RF'S TELL THE CREWS THAT
JACKSONVILLE WANTS THE TRAINS OUT OF THE YARD AND DEPARTED WITHIN 90
MINUTES? HOW MANY TIMES HAVE YOU HEARD THEM SAY THEY NEED YOU TO GET
CPAN OR CPMY SIGNALS KNOCKED DOWN WITHIN THOSE 90 MINUTES?
CPAN AND CPMY ARE NOT THE END OF TERMINAL LIMITS. IF THEY WANT TO PLAY
THE STUPID GAMES THEN THEY SHOULD NOT BE ABLE TO SHOW ANY TRAINS
DEPARTED UNTIL THEY REACH THE END OF TERMINAL LIMITS.  WHATS FAIR FOR
THE GOOSE IS FAIR FOR THE GANDER. 
ITS ALSO BEING SAID THAT THEY ARE NOW REFUSING TO ALLOW EXTRA BOARD
ENGINEERS TO EXERCISE THEIR RIGHT TO USE THE NEW AMMENDMENT THAT ALLOWS
AN ENGINEER WHO ARRIVES AT THE HOTEL ON HIS OFF DAY TO BE DEADHEADED
BACK HOME. THEIR REASONING IS THAT THE "WORDING" SAYS UNASSIGNED
FREIGHT POOL ENGINEERS HAVE THIS RIGHT, NOT EXTRA BOARD ENGINEERS. WHAT
THE MORONS FAIL TO UNDERSTAND IS THAT THE ENGINEER WHO IS CALLED OFF THE
EXTRABOARD TO DO THE POOL ENGINEERS WORK IS NOW REPRESENTING THAT POOL
ENGINEERS POSITION/TURN. 
EXTRA BOARD ENGINEERS ARE ENTITLED TO SHORT TURN AROUND RIGHTS BUT THE
CHIEF'S ARE SAYING THEY ARE NOT. AGAIN, THE SO CALLED WORDING TAHT
SAYS UNASSIGNED FREIGHT POOL ENGINEERS IS BEING USED AGAINST EXTRA
BOARD ENGINEERS AS A WEAPON TO SCREW THEM OUT OF THE 130 MININUM MILES
THEY ARE TO BE PAID AND ANY EXTRA TICKETS THAT THEY ARE ENTITLED TOO.
THE EXTRA BOARD ENGINEERS ARE BEING DISCRIMINATED AGAINST! THE UNION IS
NOT SHOWING ANY ATTEMPT AT THIS MOMENT TO PUT A STOP TO THE OBVIOUS RAPE
OF EXTRA BOARD ENGINEERS.  
ALL EXTRA BOARD ENGINEERS NEED TO START A PETITION AND FILE ETHICS
CHARGED FOR BEING SINGLED OUT. ITS ONLY GOING TO GET WORSE IF YOU DONT
GET OFF YOUR BUTTS AND DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT NOW. BOMBARD THE GENERAL
CHAIRMANS OFFICES WITH CALLS. SEND EMAILS, FAX OR WHATEVER IT TAKES TO
GET THEIR ATTENTION.  WHAT EVER YOU DO YOU BETTER START DOING IT NOW.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 03 March 2016

There's a rumor going around that since CSX is threatening cutting jobs
across the network that there is now an increased number of employees
whistle blowing now. I was told by an official that he expects a higher
number of FRA inspections and a more frequent presence in terminals. I
know the FRA has been in my terminal 3 times in the past month. That
seems to fall in line with what he said.

Name: long duck dong
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for 10-20 years
Posted: 03 March 2016

I heard thru the rumor mill that CSX Rocky Mount transportation was just
fined $92,000 by the FRA.

Does anyone have anymore info?

Name: No favors
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 03 March 2016

Dear no more J jobs,

A couple of reminders.  Check for yourself but once you return to your
home terminal, you can't be forced out without rest.  CSX speaks a
language other than English.  When they say they want a "FAVOR" what
they really mean is " Can we count on you to cheat on the agreement"?
We know your answer.  Mostly though we know that you did what you did to
put more money in your pocket.  If more people said NO! more of our
furloughed brothers would be recalled and CSX would be forced to pay
more attention to the contract.  Why should they now when so many will
sell their souls for another ticket?  

To sum it up, you're angry because CSX short changed you on a ticket
you shouldn't have and your brother are angry for not letting them
return to work.  See how this works?  Hopefully you're not furloughed
soon as you watch your brothers do whatever it takes to make a couple
of unearned tickets.  Good luck.

Name: Blackholepier
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 1-10 years
Posted: 03 March 2016

Furloughed yesterday to find out they filled the whole week with
overtime to lay all 23 of us off and have contractors doing the work?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 1-10 years
Posted: 03 March 2016

As a heavy equipment operator at a CSX facility I was recently
furloughed because of reductions and budget. Was called 10 minutes
after my shift was over. Management didn't even have the courtesy or
respect to do it to my face. 23 guys were let go today....I wonder if
the 7 managers they have just on daylight alone split up the calls. CSX
will realize that the workers make the money, not management

Name: Dong Bageley
E-mail: MikeyWardsyesman@csx.com
Employed as: M of W, for 1-10 years
Posted: 02 March 2016

VP of Engineering John West retires April 1. Rickey Johnson will be the
new VP Engineering. Oh if we can keep the trains on track and the click
of Rickeys friends under control then CSX might make it. Not the
smartest promotion by CSX.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 02 March 2016

Unbelievable. I know harrasment is the norm here at CSX, I know
intimidation is a prerequisite for management and clearly the company
knows this is happening, so where is the line drawn? I was getting
ready to head out on a local job the other day at the fine Radnor yard
in Nashville and was talking to a car man about their jobs being
abolished and the cuts others have suffered over the past months. This
man told me their boss told them not to shop an excessive amount of
cars, that they shouldn't become a "speed bump" in the line of
expediting freight. So is this what we have to look forward to? A
decrease in quality and safety for the expediature movement of freight?
He said their senior general said he'd "furlough" a guy for bad
ordering cars! I thought we had it bad! These guys are pinned against a
wall! But what more can you expect from this wonderful management style
the fabulous CSX promotes!!!! I never get to talk to the car side much
and was shocked, I thought they had it a lot better.

Name: nomoreJjob
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 02 March 2016

If you are called as a J job such as J452 to recrew trains or asked to
do extra work that helps the company for a J ticket. TURN THEM DOWN!!
You will not get paid for them!!! I had 3 J tickets not paid by payroll
this past half. 

Now obviously if you are called as a J452 to recrew trains, you have to
take it. But know they think they can do whatever they want with you for
12 hours and you will only get overtime after 8 hours. This means recrew
as many trains, hostile power, kick out bad orders, go as many miles as
needed all under 1 ticket. No 2nd ticket after 8 hours after doing all
this either, just overtime after 8 hours. This was all explained by DTO
Adam Hawkins and Superintendent Kenny Hall. THIS IS A BLATANT AND DIRECT
VIOLATION OF B&O RULE 54.

If you think you are exempt because you work a pool job and they have
to pay extra tickets, then you are mistaken. One of my J tickets that
was denied was after I brought a train to my home terminal on a pool
job. They asked us to do them a favor for a J ticket and go to the
house and grab power and bring it 10 miles outside the yard to tie onto
cars on a siding. So we basically helped them out and wasted 2.5 hours
of our time for free. I know I'm not the only one getting screwed on
these J tickets. DO NOT ACCEPT THEM UNTIL THEY START PAYING THEM AND
ACCEPTING THE AGREEMENT THEY SIGNED.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 01 March 2016

So what if it was 4 years ago?..I was getting fucked by Ward then
also..lol
.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 28 February 2016

Any one know which presidential candidate is not going to try to steal
our railroad retirement or is all of them going to try to do it?....

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 27 February 2016

CSX/NS merger?Thoughts?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 27 February 2016

Yea I think someone is high on something. Do you think that CSX and
it's employees are one big happy family? You obviously don't work for
CSX. If that was true daddy Ward and Mommy Sanborn are fucking my brains
out..so I want out of that family. Daddy and Mommy treat the blue collar
workers of CSX like shit..we must be their orphan children..the
slaves..Secone class citizens..you name it...like someone said
previously the company boasted about their profits last year..then fuck
numerous blue collar workers and pay out big bonuses to the white collar
employees. When CSX does well they fuck us, when they do poorly they
fuck us, so what I say is Fuck CSX and daddy Ward and Mommy Sanborn.
Now does that sound like the team spirit? Well that's how it is out
here. Welcome to reality

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 1-10 years
Posted: 26 February 2016

Team we need to come together. Coal is gone and isn't coming back. We
have to  give the  company ideas to generate revenue. So what these
morons we have to a make money so we can get paid and support our
families.  Give them ideas to save or Make money. This is a business
and. It is not a charity for railroad formers. Let's get our pride
back and show everyone that a railroader is a tough son of a bittch
that contributes to the United States economy,

Name: 
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Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years
Posted: 25 February 2016

Csx is no worse than a lot of corporate outfits.
Just got news last week that a local place near here will be shutting
it's doors & moving operations to Mexico.  Over 700 people, many who
have worked there for yrs. & yrs. - out of a job.  How long has that
type of thing been going on now?   Quite a while.

No one ever seems to care or worry much until it affects them directly.
Support conservative politicians, their idea of government, the trade
agreements/policies those types have supported, their ideas of what
average joe workers should earn for a living, rag on unions, etc.,  = 
then accept & live with all the consequences. 

If csx can outsource more jobs & work, they will.
If they could move the RR to Mexico, they would.

Name: 
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Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 25 February 2016

I heard today CSX is closing the CC, KD, CV, and EK subdivisions. Way to
go Cindy and Mikey..keep up the good work..keep disrupting the lives of
your employees..you bastards will rot..

Name: BLET Member
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 24 February 2016

Today the BLET International announced their movement plans to the new
headquarters.

I HOPE THEY LEAVE ALL THE CORRUPTION BEHIND AND START A NEW CHAPTER IN
CLEANING "UP" THE UNION COMMITTEES ON ALL LEVELS!

Name: update
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Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 23 February 2016

NEWS FLASH!

Rumor has it(rumor) that the FRA showed up at Big four yard in Indy and
shopped a massive amount of cars.   Now, we are guessing the post on
here that upset the powers to be and brought their little distracting
mole out from under his rock also put the FRA in the spot light.  
These cars were shopped for 3 possible reasons.  Your post caught the
attention of the FRA and they had to save face for the posters
suggesting they allow bad orders to run through, the car men who were
let go blew the whistle or the unions have come up with more money than
the carrier and are stuffing the FRA departments pockets with more than
they can take to the bank.

Anyway it goes, what should have always been done is now being done!
Keep up the good work posters and remember....YOUR SAFETY AND THE
PUBLICS SAFETY ALWAYS COMES FIRST!

Name: 
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Employed as: Car repair, for 1-10 years
Posted: 23 February 2016

Just sitting here wondering if i'll have a job next week. Stressfull,
depressing shit. Csx sucks

Name: BigCountry
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 22 February 2016

Evansville?            
What do you know about Howell Yard closing?

Name: 
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Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 20 February 2016

Why do we pick on Cindy Sanborn? Seriously you have to ask that
question? Until her reign when were there massive layoffs and numerous
Yard and Shop closures? If they are so concerned about the future of
this company why not take a reduction in salary and bonuses. This
applies to Ward and Sanborn. They are only concerned about their own
pockets. This is why investors should show them the door.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 19 February 2016

Insp covered it pretty well.
If/when trainmen have to & try to do proper inspections;
adhering\following the regulations & rules, they'll probably get
accused of screwing around.  Be bullied, intimidated, harassed &
threatened.   CSX SUCKS.

Name: Evansville
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 19 February 2016

Well it's official, CSX is closing Evansville Yard. Shhh, don't say
anything it's suppose to be quiet for now.

Name: insp
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Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 19 February 2016

APE

Less car inspectors means more bad order cars getting out of the yard.
If the crews have to start inspecting the cars they should follow all
the guidelines set forth by the FRA as well as the rules set down by
CSX. It takes at least 5-10 minute per car to do a complete inspection.
It also requires more training than the every day conductor is schooled
on.  Conductors are not nor will they ever be trained on the complete
mechanical workings of any car. It is well known that the fra allows a
percentage of cars to roll out with defects if they are considered
minor. Rushing trains out of the originating terminal is more important
than making sure all cars are completely safe and in 100% working
condition. If the crews have to do inspections of their own trains they
will be held accountable to a different standard than the car
department. Tm's and RF's are not privy to the mutual understandings
that are agreed upon in that department. If the crew misses a major
defect that only the trained eye of a car inspector would see and that
defect causes a derailment there should be a full blown investigation
done by the Unions. Crews should be give the same considerations for
turning a blind eye as the car department.

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

I don't think it's so much about the money it's more about the
principle. I'm sad to say I don't care if the company succeeds or
fails. When the company is doing well they screw us, when the company
is doing poorly, they screw us..so who cares anymore. So why not dog
their trains?..why go out here and bust my ass to get their train from
point A to point B in less than 12 hours? Especially when the
assignments could use a brakeman but they are to cheap to pay another
man..so I will make them pay for 2 additional men instead of just the
1. The company in no way is attempting to help its employees so why
help them? As long as Sanborn is here that's the way it will be. Get
us a real railroader and things will change for the better.

Name: 
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 16 February 2016

How many managers on any level lost there job when Erwin terminal closed
down? The guys either got bought out early, paid to qualify on previous
territory or transferred. The union don't give a shit about you or I.
I'm sure the General chairman's across the board got a little cash in
the back pocket. Id say they probably have been sitting in on these
meetings dealing with all the cuts. I say cut Cindy and save some cash

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 14 February 2016

Things have slowed.  And things are/have been changing. 
Many are furloughed/laid off. 

Maybe when laid off/furloughed people get called back eventually, they
will be somewhat more appreciative & humble.
It's always a treat to overhear FNGs blow-off about how things are 
or should be.  Most, if not all, don't have a clue. 

Long story short, account unions, government, etc., things are actually
better than they were, not even that many years ago.

Railroading, especially the transportation dept. =  unassigned
jobs/pools IS a hard life / occupation, ie; the hrs., days, etc.
No one was informed of that previously before deciding to accept the
job?  Then, when can't handle it & blame the unions & the company? 
That is nuts. 


CSX actually does suck - everything, meaning EVERYTHING, could be much
better.  SAD.  Because really that's the fault of both labor AND
management.

Name: csx
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years
Posted: 11 February 2016

Loc Eng 30

The was the plan the entire time. Now the extra board crews will work
all the time instead of sitting home collecting guarantee to do
nothing. They will all be worked into the ground. Conductors better not
count on getting 6 starts to get any extra time off. They will find a
way to reset them. They are lucky that they have any days off.
Engineers have it easy. Two days off on most of their boards. Poor
conductor still only gets one.  Your boots were made for walking so get
to walking.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 11 February 2016

Hahahahahahaaaaaaa!

My terminal like all terminals have cut jobs to the bone to save money.
Now they are calling out extra jobs from the extra boards to switch cars
because they can't keep up.  Good plan huh?

Why don't they just admit defeat?  The stock price isn't going to
rise no matter what they cut!  Nobody is shipping, all commodities are
flat.

I say it again, when are they gonna cut the trainmasters?  THE DEAD
WEIGHT?

CSX SUCKS!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 10 February 2016

IIRC Sandborn's father died of a heart attack while on duty as the new
president of ConRail. I don't think he had a son, so Cindy has to be
the son that becomes the RR president FWIW.

Name: 
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Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 08 February 2016

Looks Like Sanborn's father Richard died of a heart attack a while
back.....

Name: 
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Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 08 February 2016

Not much worry for those two. Even if they're "fired" per se - Ward
would probably get some kind of big money severance deal.  Sanborn's
father still on the Board Of Directors?  Wait & see. They'll do OK.

Name: 
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Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 08 February 2016

I'm hearing Ward and Sanborn are fighting for their jobs right now. If
the investors want to see good to average results better show these two
the door. Employee morale is at an all time low so when this happens it
effects everything from results, efficiency, safety, and ethics. When
an employee is concerned about their job everyday where do you think
their mind is at? I expect an higher injury rate and more accidents to
occur in this climate. So go ahead and keep these two clown in, go
ahead and cut more jobs and close more terminals, service less
customers because of lack of manpower. If the investors keep these
people in they deserve the poor results they will get

Name: 
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Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 07 February 2016

Yeah, that kind of sums it up.  T&E employees are just numbers to the
RRs.   Thanks to the government & the unions - the RSA enacted just a
few years back; it's better than it used to be.

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

Working for the RR an a Engineer, or Conductor is simply a job for those
that have not a life, and no desire to build one. Sleep run freight and
sleep. That is it and Retire with a nice bunch of folks and a nice
retirement. It might kill you before you get the big payoff at the end.
That is the RR

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

To Peter Nickles, corporate office:

You shine a seat with your ass from 9 to 5 in an air conditioned
office.  You know nothing about the lifestyle of a working man who
works on call 24/7.  Unions are for the lazy man???  You wouldn't last
very long living this lifestyle.

Your opinion is not valued.

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

Am with you ape:
Read that post:  the sob doesn't have any writing skills either.
Christ, if people like that are working in corporate offices, no wonder
csx is in turmoil. Dumb, ignorant sob should be assigned to a job
sweeping floors for a living, if able to handle that.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 04 February 2016

Whoever posted the corporate office thing

ought to mark-up, get out in the field, do it for a while.

Douche bag doesn't have a clue.

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

Is this website csx sucks or rail unions suck?




Penalty Claims:
My UTU LC & GC have done quite well, as far as collecting claims for
me.  
Just make sure when 1st submitted, they're valid & if denied (usually
are as I do understand that thousands go to payroll and
have to be researched); I turn them over to the LC, along with proper
info needed; they're forwarded to the GC, & I just sit back & wait for
the $$$.    

Good luck to all.  Soon......adios to csx for me.

Name: Peter nickles
E-mail: PN@gmail.com
Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years
Posted: 04 February 2016

You all cry about the Standards and Professionalism. Unions are for the
lazy man these days. There is no 1920's style factor or employee
treatment anymore! CSX employee have some of the best benefits around
and yet you all complain. Makes sense, that all union guys do. 

Suck it up, and stop your crying and relentless search for a handout.

Name: EX LC
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 04 February 2016

Members


Cold hard facts.... Unions have no back bone and only care about losing
the kick backs they get under the table from the carrier.

The writing was on the wall when they started settling our claims for
50 cents on the dollar with the excuse it was better for the members to
get what they could settle for now than dragging it out for years

BULLSHIT!  The carrier agreed and signed those agreement fully aware of
the language that was written in it.  An 8 hour penalty claim is an 8
hour penalty claim no matter how many times a claim is submitted
because of their blatant violation of it.

If they had any balls like the old unions did they would stand their
ground and make them pay. Hit them in the pocket book where it hurts
them the most.  Instead they are soft and weak and are a total
embarrassment to unions of the past that didn't allow the boss man to
be an indian giver and take back the word they signed!  The days of the
old unions with back bones are gone!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 04 February 2016

I MYSELF HAVE WATCHED OUR UNION LEADERS CONTINUE TO TURN A BLIND EYE TO
ALL THE PROBLEMS WE SEE TODAY.  

YEARS AGO IF A COMPANY OFFICIAL GAVE ME A HARD TIME, I WENT TO THE
UNION AND REPORTED THE GUY, IT STOPPED REAL FAST.  TODAY WHEN A COMPANY
OFFICIAL GIVES ME A HARD TIME, I REPORT HIM TO THE UNION AND THE REPLY I
GET IS....."THEY CAN DO THAT." "DO WHAT THE COMPANY WANTS."  THE
UNION DOESN'T REPRESENT AND FIGHT FOR YOU ANYMORE.  THEY ARE TOO BUSY
SPENDING YOUR MONEY AT CONVENTIONS GETTING DRUNK!

I ONCE SAW AN ARTICLE A FEW YEARS BACK FROM THE UNION STATING HOW WE
HAVE TO PRESERVE THE AGREEMENTS THAT WE HAVE.  SINCE THEN AGREEMENTS
HAVE CONTINUED TO BE GIVEN AWAY FOR NO REASON.  THEY SELLOUT THE
AGREEMENTS DURING CONTRACT TALKS TO KEEP THOSE BIG PAYING UNION JOBS. 
IN OTHER WORDS, SCREW THE MEMBERSHIP, ITS ALL ABOUT ME ME ME.

WE ALSO DON'T NEED TWO UNIONS!  WE NEED ONE UNION THAT ISN'T SO TOP
HEAVY.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 03 February 2016

Until now, never thought I would write to a forum like this. A friend
told me about it.

All is interesting.  Got over 8 yrs. in on the RR now after losing
decent prior jobs account different reasons I had no control of.

Was happy to get my 1st union job. My Dad said a union is only as
strong as it's membership.   Lots of constant complaining about the RR
& the union. Nothing ever seems to be appreciated.

Been around long enough to hear and see that a lot of workers are big
loudmouths -- talk the talk but don't walk the walk.  Is the same with
the RR.  Old heads with lots of time have told me that's the way its
always been.

Not a wonderful world by any means but at least I have a job, vacation,
plds, insurance, a retirement plan.  I have to keep at it.


Csx does suck.  Many things could be and should be better.

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

Union, friend / family, for yrs.,

RLA: Long, drawn out National Contract Negotiations, Section 6 Notices
(wish lists), penalty time claims, Arbitration, Mediation, etc.

LMRDA: UTU's Constitution contains instructions: - Charges & Trials of
Officers.  Should a member choose, he/she could hire a Labor Attorney
and/or deal with the US DOL if they feel they've been misrepresented.
Elect to become a dues objector.  Good luck with all/any of that.

90% of the time it's the RR I get upset with. No doubt, it'd be a
real nightmare working for a non-union csx.    Back to csx sucks.

Name: hogger21
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 03 February 2016

sick of hearing the blind defense of the unions and allowing them to
continue to misrepresent us. all these stone-cold union diehards need
to stop toeing the party line and admit there needs to be reforms
and/or new leadership. don't bash anyone for saying so I for one
don't enjoy paying for lobbying groups and who knows what else! We
need a strong union and lately all I am hearing is how everyone is
unhappy/fed up

Name: SP Engineer
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 02 February 2016

Speaking of union officers:

There cannot be a worse group than on the UP side in Colton, CA. The
General Chairman and his Local officer are the highest paid within the
entire union. The GC makes more that the International President and at
least $100,000.00 more than next highest paid GC with comparable
membership.
Here's the kicker; the GC was also collecting reserve board pay
inspite of the bylaws restrictions for full-time General Committee
officers.
The west coast terminal is a proving ground for the rail carrier's
agenda for undermining agreements...because the trail of payouts are
endless!

Name: conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 02 February 2016

union


Was told that's were I would find the bill of rights for union
members. was also told the union was supposed to tell us about them
when we were hired and they never did!  After reading everything I can
see why they kept quiet about them!

Name: union
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 02 February 2016

Conductor 30

NO you got it wrong!  The RLA has absolutely nothing to do with federal
laws and regulations set down by the government for the establishment
and running of any union that represents any working group including
railroad workers. The RLA allows railroad workers the guaranteed right
to establish representation. The LMRDA clearly details how a union can
form, regulate and conduct its business within its organization and
with its members.  The RLA has NO AUTHORITY over a unions formation or
internal regulations.


If your union is corrupt or failing to represent the members to the
fullest extent possible the members have recourse and have every right
to seek outside assistance for relief. The day the union took your
first dime was the day they agreed to represent you. Failure to follow
through with those promises is a breach of agreement.

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

The UnionsShouldWorkForYou & union democracy posters only got it
half-assed. = =  Must be co. moles/trolls or want-to-be.

Railroaders: References to the LMRDA should also include references to
the RLA, which was enacted long prior.

Unions perfect? Heck no.  Full time big-shots do just fine income &
benefit wise.  But they can be replaced, voted out.

RR companies are not employee friendly.  Are any companies really very
caring\friendly to workers?

Any member who rags on their union organization ought to do a term or
two as a local rep. - - that alone is a real ear & eye opening
education.
 

RRs would like nothing better than to have even weaker unions -
so everyone, please think hard & long about trying to become dues
objectors.

Name: UnionsShouldWorkForYou
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years
Posted: 01 February 2016

Have the UTU/BLE Disappointed you AGAIN? Do you think they should be
fighting for your benefits/rights as an employee, not giving away
everything at each contract? Do you feel that even if we cant "get
something better" at each contract then the Unions should just
maintain what we have instead of trading it away for small, taxable
"bonuses"? Do you think the Union Leadership is working for THEIR
best interests, not yours (which is why the BLE/UTU merger never
happened!)? Do you feel YOU have NO POWER against this??!! NO, NO, NO!!
YOU HAVE POWER!!! You might ask, "well I am forced to be in the Union
even if I don't want to be and/or they aren't a strong- member
focused Union anymore".......it is true, the Rail Labor Act keeps
railroaders in Unions and you have no choice about joining- HOWEVER YOU
have the RIGHT to REFUSE to pay all of your hard earned paycheck to
these increasingly corrupt rail Unions and their backroom deals and
disrespect of their membership. That's right, you can become what's
called a "non-consenting member". This means you refuse to
participate in the Union(s) as a full dues paying member, instead you
are put on their books as being in the Union but only pay a small
portion of dues that are related to the collective bargaining
agreement. All of the MAJORITY of the dues which go to lobbying,
political functions, paying leadership etc.- will not be charged to
you. Actually dues drop to the range of $12-$25/mo. Now you cant vote
on the contracts, cant go to meetings, cant use any "benefits" and
cant do pretty much anything with the Union. By LAW they are still to
defend you if you get in trouble/discipline. Why am I telling you all
of this? Not to destroy Unions or tell you not to want to be in one,
but to PROTEST the Unions behavior and effect a change in them. Money
is the only thing that gets people like these to respond to our demands
and cutting off their flow will wake them up. If entire
locations/workplaces all did this at the same time it would send a
message surely. This is almost like striking on the Union itself, only
with its money (dues). Will this type of action be harsh? Absolutely.
Will some people call participators "traitors" and "Union haters"?
100% likely! But when people stand around and do nothing to defend
themselves, they will be stripped of their lives and liberty  surely.
Please consider protesting the Unions anti-membership behaviors and
become "Non-consenting Members" to make them realize OUR voice the
MEMBERS are who they answer to! The Unions are required to post your
right to do this action, they usually put it in a small blurb once a
year in their newsletters/magazines. They claim you can only put an
application in once a year to do this but you have the right to do it
anytime you like, there has been upheld legal precedents for it

Name: broker
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years
Posted: 29 January 2016

Other

A federal court order was filed for a full investigation of BNSF, UP
and CSX for secretly meeting and discussing interference in the
negotiations of a merger with the NS. Waiting to see what happens with
this strong arm tactic that was taken. CSX had no comment for the
press.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 29 January 2016

Conductor, 1-10 yrs.:

Dissatisfied with the UTU as a member?  Switch, join the ble-little T.
That outfit can handle\solve all your present & future issues and
problems.   NOT!  

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

APE:  

Unions exist because politicians still allow them.  Consider what it'd
be like with a totally conservative republican government, no union
representation at all.  Everyone is entitled to their opinion(s) but
try to think more open mindedly & not post what very many believe are
totally ignorant foolish words.

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

UTU has no backbone!!! And CSX employees are forced to pay them for
nothing. All they have done is loose jobs, loose bonuses, loose demand
days, and loose stock shares for there employees. Keep up the terrible
job UTU. UTU will probably have robots running trains by the end of the
year.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 28 January 2016

If any railroader votes for a Democrat you deserve what you get..Fuck
the UTU and the Democrats..especially the one in DC.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for N/A
Posted: 27 January 2016

Union Pacific Board of Directors will hold an emergency meeting in order
to lure Canadian National's CEO (Claude Mongeau) into running the Union
Pacific after a possible merger.
Canadian National is the only railroad that had sustained profits in
spite of the difficult head winds!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Engine repair, for 1-10 years
Posted: 23 January 2016

I heard Russell was next to be cut anyone heard?

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

Start cutting TRAINMASTERS!  Years ago there was like 1 trainmaster per
terminal, and he covered miles of territory.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 21 January 2016

Shouldn't be a shock or surprise to anyone considering things.....  
Wonder when & IF they'll ever cut\reduce the size of the board of
directors & other "big shot" positions?

Name: LC
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 21 January 2016

Great Lakes

Hold on to your money guys. Management members just had a big meeting
and word is the entire meeting consisted of nothing other than
discussions on how to cut more jobs.  Avon yard was the biggest topic.
So don't be stupid and blow your money on anything expensive. The
company is putting motors into storage as we speak.

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

The problem with the CAPS system is that it never resets itself..the
only way you get get points reduced is if you don't mark off..also a
major problem is you are deducted points even with a valid medical
issue..if I go to the doctor I'm still deducted points..that's a
joke..Also you can't compare T/E jobs to other careers..who else is on
call 24/7..also it's crazy to have one attendance policy for
everyone..not all freight pools have assigned off days and you have to
depend on getting 6 starts to get any time off..then the company will
purposely reset you to ensure you don't get 6 starts

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 19 January 2016

if your employed at csx for less then a year, shut the fuck up. that's
my opinion .you haven't been here long enough to cry and pout about
anything. you haven't been shit on or fucked with long enough to post
anything on here. you don't like it quit, go work somewhere else .I
wish I could quit.I be gone tomorrow , but have to much to lose to
start over at a new job at my age. I know people that worked for
conrail in the early 80's that had 13 years seniority and had to pack
up and move to a new terminal 300 miles away to work. railroads are up
and down business. jobs have always been cut, furloughs during slow
times, yards closings isn't new and there use to be 5 man crews on
road trains reduced to 2.and I'm sure more bad news is coming.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 19 January 2016

Dan Labyak from the Jacksonville office had a long affair with a friends
wife. Pos destroyed families due to his selfishness.

Name: todd Novac
E-mail: todd novac .com
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 19 January 2016

todd novac is a company snitch with Joe ill blow you kazy  novac snitch
his way back to get his job back when convicted o stealing money from
his union .  watch him boys

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for N/A
Posted: 18 January 2016

And........
when you "streamline" per se, and your co. is profitable all across
the board, it's a much more attractive merger partner, takeover,
buyout target. Big shots will always do just fine.

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

Old King Coal is NOT the merry old money making soul it was
for the RRs (& others).

Abandoning, closing, cutting back, leasing out\selling lines &
terminals, furloughing employees, etc., etc. = = 
PLANS FOR THOSE ACTIONS HAVE NO DOUBT BEEN IN THE WORKS FOR A WHILE 
& the average joe union worker(s) can only play catch-up. 

At least two brand new intermodal terminals are being planned (PA &
NC), yes/no?   Economy has slowed (for now), but it seems they're
still willing to heavily invest in that type of business, so they must
have ideas, plans for the future.  

Gambling & relying on that Gateway thing? 
If so then they're probably not near done with streamlining.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 1-10 years
Posted: 18 January 2016

Who's making the decisions to lay off? ATT: Idiots laying off in Jax:
Lay off the people over 65 who NEED to retire. Leave the people alone
that have young families, that can work, and work hard. Operations 101.
Learn it.

Name: legal
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 18 January 2016

Crews

The last post hit the nail right on the head.  DO NOT start turning on
each other. Now is the time to stick together. The company is slowly
being torn down and jobs are being downsized at an alarming rate. With
merger rumors and competitive scare tactics in place anything could
happen at the drop of a hat.  You are workers in the trench. No more
value than the lab rats used to test poison. The stockholders and
investors pockets are more important than you. You are a number easily
replaced. Your unions have shown they have little power if any at
protecting your jobs.

Anyone who has spent any time reading this site or posting on it knows
that any time a touchy subject is brought up for discussion or comments
that may cause embarrassment to the company are posted, the company mole
pops up and post comments that are distracting and usually geared to
offend someone to deliberately start an argument. PLEASE DO NOT FALL
FOR IT! These moles are paid by the csx legal department and csx public
safety affairs department. Do not allow yourself to be drawn into their
web. If they are posting on here, you have obviously hit a nerve.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 18 January 2016

Guys let's keep the focus on where it needs to be and not on each
other. The morale is the lowest I've seen on CSX and that's saying
something. Jacksonville is the problem, not the guy sitting to the left
or right of you. Look at what Sanborn has done.implemented this horrible
CAPS system, the new discipline system, and closing down
terminals..which I just heard she is shutting down Montgomery yard and
abandoning track in Florida and Mississippi..which will lead to more
terminals closing..This woman is the problem..keep things in
perspective.."THE BITCH" is killing us..at this rate nobody will have
a job

Name: WOW!
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 17 January 2016

JESUS!!!!

Please help these poor moles posting to realize that popping out of the
wood work with a topic from who knows where(bashing engineers) isn't
going to draw any attention away from the sandborn bashing or any other
true facts being posted here about the state of csx at the moment.


Ok company mole...you want to be fair, how about putting a post about
the conductors who wont shut the window when its 20 below because they
are too fat and cant handle heat in the winter. How about the ones who
smoke so bad the engineer has to go home or to the hotel smelling like
his stinking nasty cigs. or the ones who make a bed as soon as the
train rolls out and leaves the engineer doing everything by himself all
night.

See company mole, things work both ways... Now that my post has evened
the score you can go back under your rock....

Keep up the good work crews no matter who you are stuck with on your
next trip and keep the mole under his rock!

Name: investor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years
Posted: 17 January 2016

CSX crew

Watch BNSF closely.  Latest report from investment companies have it
that BNSF had a meeting and stated very clearly that a move with the NS
would force CSX to consolidate. There is no way CSX can compete with a
merger between BNSF and NS. Word around the investment circle has it
that BNSF wants both of them....

Name: ???
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 1-10 years
Posted: 17 January 2016

LC'S


Sitting home furloughed.....How come avon has 11 spots on their
conductor extra board and only 7 guys assigned to it?  How come we
aren't getting called back to fill them. I heard the company likes to
run the guys into the ground working them to death until they all start
marking off sick then they call guys back.  Is this true because they
are already short handed.. Should I hold off looking for another job?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years
Posted: 16 January 2016

You are right..Fuck CSX..and Ward and Sanborn..and all these other CSX
clowns..this company is ruined..when the employees get fucked..we turn
around and fuck the company..going to see more trains dogged and nobody
to recrew them..keep up the good work Cindy..you fuckING  evil bitch..

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 15 January 2016

FUCK CSX. I HOPE THE CREWS GIVE YOU A DAILY FUCKING UP THE ASS JUST LIKE
YOU GAVE SO MANY OF US. I HOPE THE GREAT LAKES PRECIOUS 008 DERAILS
DAILY SO YOU CAN LOSE YOUR ONLY GOOD CONTRACT. FUCK CSX.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years
Posted: 13 January 2016

Railroad shareholders are bleeding red ink:

CSX is the first RR to report earnings from the last quarter and Wall
Street is not happy. You will see more pain at the pump by way of
harassment and more lay-offs!

Name: deez nuts
E-mail: rimmie_crays@yahoo.com
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 12 January 2016

Big meeting today more cuts are coming in the Florence

Name: John Sepesy
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 11 January 2016

trainmasters don't normally post on sites like this but it is true joe
''lazy'' Kazy  is a snitch!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years
Posted: 11 January 2016

Well I can honestly say no I've never met Ms. Sanborn and honestly have
no desire to meet her. Of course we will never have to worry about
meeting her because she never comes out in the field. Probably smart
unless she is being escorted by a security detail. She made the
decision to close Erwin but didn't have enough guts to show up in
Erwin to announce it. Sorry but I want someone with some guts running
this place..not a backboneless coward like her. Have enough guts to
look those folks in the eye and tell them you are shutting their
terminal..she couldn't do it..fuck that evil bitch..she can rot..I
hope sooner than later

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

Warning to everyone in Collinwood. Joe Kazy is a snitch and a freaking
liar!!  This guy has been telling management everything.  The guy lies
about everything and doesn't have a backbone whatsoever!!!  Just ask
around. Everyone is starting to notice!! Maybe he's management??

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 10 January 2016

Remember many useful (free) benefits - medical, tuition - fitness, etc.
are both desirable and readily available to people working a regular
daylight schedule in a HQ building. The rest of us have limited access
as "schedule permits" which often means NO in practice. However you
(CSX) may have IRS tax problems (see your congressman!) if you offer
these benefits to certain employees and not others so it must appear
that ALL employee's get the benefits, not just the few. It's the
spirit that counts, right?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 10 January 2016

Remember many useful (free) benefits - medical, tuition - fitness, etc.
are both desirable and readily available to people working a regular
daylight schedule in a HQ building. The rest of us have limited access
as "schedule permits" which often means NO in practice. It's the
spirit that counts, right?

Name: Investigative Reporter
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 09 January 2016

Locomotive Cameras:

The one thing that Railroad Management refuses to discuss is suicide by
rails. And that's why the cameras are watching you. When operators
enter the work force with personal (marital), medical and financial
issues, that is a recipe for disaster. The Amtrak disaster last year
was inexplicable to the public, but railroaders quietly know
otherwise.

The Union Pacific train wreck in Arkansas in August 2014. Researched
the crew member. Legal [issues] and employer discipline awaited the
crew member. The UP incident that occurred in Stillwell, OK, in July
2012, a crew member was medically disqualified as per the FRA report.

The cameras can now prove otherwise when all the financial and medical
options have expired for you.

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

Wonder when that they will cut management positions? Those idiots are
fallen over each other. I know a terminal that only has 12 employees
and a trainmaster. So, this company is paying that trainmaster around
90-100k to babysit 12 employees. Lol... This is CSX UPPER MANAGEMENT
FOR YOU. This is happening all over the system. Lol ... More management
than employees........   What a joke...

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

Conductor 1-10

Sorry , but welcome to the business world of csx.  When they told you
in training that you may be furloughed that should have sent up a red
flag for you. Im guessing you aren't able to get rr unemployment
because you didn't work the required time to be eligible.  Its a shame
the company was given grant money from the feds to hire you and play
this horse and pony show. If you can get another job that starts out at
the same rate of pay per hour as you were given when in training I
suggest you take it.   There are men with 18 years seniority getting
set back from engineer to conductor spots and its only going to get
worse for the conductors.  When vacations start up again there still
wont be enough spots to fill. The company has been deliberately
violating the union agreement on the caps for vacation, personal and DV
leave by reducing them because of manpower shortages THEY CREATED!
Unfortunately little can be done outside of federal court because the
unions do not have the right to prevent the carrier from making a
profit. If not cutting jobs and people hits them in the pocket book and
reduces profit and increases future risk for business they are
protected. Yes, it sucks but that big business in the good ole U.S.A. 
If you are not working full time and are being cut back constantly you
are considered part time. Talk to your local unemployment office and
see what your options are. Make sure you have a copy of your employee
history that states you are furloughed. Make them put it in writing in
your history. You have that right. There are guidelines for all
employers on what the can consider a full time employee or part time.
Question you might ask your LC is why should you pay full union dues
when you get called back if you are just a part time employee?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years
Posted: 08 January 2016

You can thank Cindy Sanborn for being furloughed. The bitch is working
on receiving a big bonus. Fingers crossed we merge with someone soon
and her ass is kicked out. Fed up with that evil bitch...

Name: C. Smith
E-mail: heavymowing@aol.com
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 07 January 2016

Mr. Hatch,
Your views on working in this nation are a little blurred. I am curious
as to why. Were you born with a silver spoon or are you used to living
on assistance from others. I work for Csx and I do get mad when the
company signs a contract to pay employees x amount of dollars for doing
a specific job. I have to so up where they say when they say, yet when
my check comes there are pay declines or researches for  jobs worked.
They call me to work. I don't call them. I do the job asked of me so
pardon me for thinking I should revive the pay  I am owed. This company
has not shown a loss in profits in many years.  Yet they feel it okay
not to properly pay the employees that do the work that earns them
their money. If in fact you do work for a living and feel that cheating
employees out of their due wages, by all means feel free to walk into
your bosses office and tell him how much you love your job and you are
willing to work 5 days a week for 4 days pay.  If you are like the vast
majority of workers you work because you need the money for your family.
But if that is not the case for you. My congrats to you. 

Sent from my iPhone

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 07 January 2016

As a Conductor with only a couple years of service with the railroad I
understand the value of seniority. I have less than 10 people below me
on the seniority roster, several of which have not even had the
opportunity to work since completion of their training due to a swift
and abrupt furlough. Though the pay is better than most jobs, recent
events have me considering employment elsewhere. I was furloughed for a
week or two at a time here and there. Then after being furloughed for
several weeks (more like a month or so) they decided to bring myself
and most of the others back to work the week prior to Thanksgiving.
Upon our return it was non-stop work. Often being called for
assignments immediately after our 10 hours of required rest 6+ days a
week. I worked into thanksgiving morning and was called out by early
that afternoon. This continued through the weeks following. Fortunately
after getting off Christmas Eve morning I was able to spend some time at
home through Christmas Day which is the most time I had off since we'd
been brought back. A week later, they brought in the new year by
furloughing us yet again . I guess they had just enough Conductors to
keep rolling during the holidays then figured they had little use for
us afterwards..though there was no one available to work in the days
following our lay-off. Smart move there. That's about all I've got
for my rant. I suppose I was forewarned prior to accepting my 
employment of the possibility of a furlough. But to lay-off your
employees and bring them back just to lay them off again several
different times in a year thus preventing them from getting another job
in the mean time and ultimately leaving them with the option to earn no
money for weeks at a time and hope to be working again soon OR simply
quit is just an absolutely absurd way to run a company as big as CSX.

Name: JAX
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years
Posted: 07 January 2016

Hire watchdog


Thankyou mole.....keep up the good work

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

CSX & UP is a possible takeover target by Blackstone Group (BX).
Blackstone Group specializes in raiding undervalued companies with
strong balance sheets.

Seeking Alpha...

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 05 January 2016

Awe poor Csx, is your stock dropping , why? Because you suck really bad
and have no clue of what your doing

Name: Hire Watchdog
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 05 January 2016

Hire watchdog to the the supplies.
CSX doesn't want clerks then hire RR buffs to
do it.

They blow soooo good!!

Name: OSHA
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for N/A
Posted: 03 January 2016

Car repair

First if your union rep told you they would fire you for sure if you
filed an on the job injury and would not represent you, then you have
the grounds to sue your union.  Read your rights under the LMRDA. Get
on line and read them. What your rep has told you is against the law.
It has nothing to do with the railroad labor act. It is laws that are
set down by the federal government. 

Second, what you have done is set yourself up as a whistleblower on
this site. Call OSHA immediately and speak to a representative. 
Make an appointment with a good labor law lawyer. File charges against
your union for failure to represent you to the fullest extent of your
agreement. The comments made to you are grounds for a full blown
lawsuit. Your union has admitted to you that they are fully aware the
company will fire you for claiming an on the job injury. 

Time is of the most importance.   GET ON IT!

Name: Out of Supplies
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years
Posted: 02 January 2016

Out of supplies? No Brainer! You have corrupt union officers who are
indifferent to what they are required to do. 
Start posting their names and numbers on this site and call those
Wiesels out...including the General Chairmen!

Name: EL NINO
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 02 January 2016

El Nino Is Coming:

No need to worry about the attendance policy come El Nino! Massive
floodings will take place for over 2 months. The railroads will be at
the mercy of mother nature. Sell your stock holdings as soon as
possible, the railroads will suffer massive losses due to wash-outs and
a lack of preparations!

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

AND Don't forget OSHA.  
A--hole RR company dicks think they only have to answer to the 
US DOT / FRA  =  Nope.  In addition, states have laws, regulations,
rules.   And the whistleblower act is nationwide.

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

UP is down????

 How much has csx lost? How much coal revenue has been lost? How many
jobs were lost this year?  How bad are the bonuses this year? Csx cant
hold a candle to the UP revenue.


GO AWAY TROLL... DONT LIKE THE POST COMING OUT ON THE EXPOSURE OF POOR
CONDITIONS WITH THE CLERKS GONE???  TOO BAD!  

Go back and tell your powers to be to get a clue!

Name: UP Management Is Lost
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 02 January 2016

UP is coming apart at the seams...! Freight revenue is down 27% from the
last quarter. UP is now an official takeover target of the Canadian
National. Jim Young is turning over in his freshly-dug grave!

Name: LEGAL
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for N/A
Posted: 01 January 2016

All employees

You are a tax paying resident of the state you live in and are
therefore protected by all state laws. CSX is regulated by the federal
government but is bound to follow all state laws and regulations set
forth by the state where your terminal is located. The company is owned
by a "civilian" corporation. It is not owned by the federal
government. If you experience a situation you feel is unhealthy in your
place of work, you have a right to report this to your county health
department. It is suggested that you report your situation to your
medical department first. They may or may not take action. Take the
first step within your company. If they fail to address the situation
you have every right to take whatever steps are necessary to insure you
are working in a healthy environment. You have this right by state law.
There is no doubt that your county health department will be reluctant
to step on the toes of a class 1 railroad. but once the report is filed
there is a paper trail. You will need this if it is comes to the point
that a more stringent route needs to be taken.   You health and safety
comes first.

Name: wow
E-mail: 
Employed as: CSX Customer, for N/A
Posted: 31 December 2015

wow csx will stop at nothing. There ruthless and don't care.

Name: LC
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 30 December 2015

TO ALL EMPLOYEES

If your supervisors fail to stock supplies as needed and you must fill
printers with paper, replace ink cartridges, take out the trash or use
toilet paper out of crew packs while in a csx building FILL OUT A CLAIM
for co mingled service under clerical work performed. Claim an 8 hour
basic day. They will deny this claim and tell you it is not a valid
claim for your craft. Submit it IMMEDIATELY to your local chairman. If
you DO NOT want to become the replacement for the clerks, start getting
these claims filed now! It is the duty of the supervisors to do the work
that was left behind by the removal of the clerks. You are conductors
and engineers. YOU ARE NOT janitors or garbage collectors. It is
beneath you to do such jobs and you are not paid to do so. Upper
management created this problem and it is their duty to handle it. GET
THOSE CLAIMS FILED!

Name: no supplies
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for 20-30 years
Posted: 30 December 2015

hey has any one noticed, no clerks/drivers = garbage over flowing in
trash cans, no toilet paper, no soap to wash our hands, no paper towels
to dry our hands, printers out of toner or low so our bulletins and
release forms are faded when printed ,that's if your lucky to have
paper in the printer. kinda sounds like the penn central when people
had to bring supplies in from home , everything from toilet paper to
light bulbs. the big difference is penn central lost a million dollars
a day vs. csx crying that profits are down a bit. everything looks good
on paper to cut ,but I bet you cindys and mikes bathrooms are stocked.

Name: REASON
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 27 December 2015

Other non

When a topic is important or contains info that is most likely going to
put a burr under the companies saddle it IS BEST to post it under every
topic. The little moles that are sitting in the legal office and at
home who are being paid by csx to monitor this site on a daily basis
and come back with retaliating post find it a little more annoying to
post their distracting crap on every forum. They have a harder time
distracting everyone in every forum. Sorry if it is an issue with you
but your needs are not greater than the whole! 

So before you bash anyone for posting in every forum, look at the
content. READ IT VERY CLOSELY.  Read the message. Yes there are some
who do this while just venting but the majority have a message that
most miss.... perhaps you missed it in the last repetitive post!

We haven't heard from you in awhile NOMO!  Hope you had a Merry
Christmas!

KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK ATOM SMASHER!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 24 December 2015

I have never been witness to as much B.S that is going on within this
miss-managed corporation as I have the last few months before
retirment. I will start with the amount of stealing occurring in the
payroll, benefits and LR departments. Any one employee can look at
there check stub on payday and just shake there head and try to move
on. Your union sure isn't going to step up to the plate. The company
goes and shuts down Erwin. I as well as other employees didn't at
first accept these men with open arms and some still don't. I blamed
the company for this at first. Who has stopped to do any critical
thinking into the cause of the problem? Has anyone thought about the
idea that there local chairman and general chairman helped ruin there
lives? I heard nothing good about these folks from the Erwin men. They
seemed to have a real problem with there locals over there. You have to
remember if you've been on the railroad for at least 30 plus you will
know the old gateway wasn't known for being a group who stuck
together. The men up there have sold each other out for years. Now I
cant help but to look at some of these men's faces and listen to there
stories and feel nothing but sympathy. No help from unions or company.
What a shame! I also know that it doesn't take a dummy to realize that
trainmasters and road Forman's aren't needed on todays railroad in
such large amounts. E.R.A.D tattles on the engineer so we know someone
in FL knows before your manager says you stretched braked. Same for
trainmasters who e-test with radar guns. E.R.A.D already told on the
crew. The only real test that managers can do is banner testing and
rules compliance. On the rules compliance side I saw 3-5 managers at a
time handling that. Some managers set their own hours and aren't seen
but maybe once week. Don't get me started on the waste of division
management. But what does CSX do you ask? Simply cut clerks who
transport crews safely, clean facilities from top to bottom, pickle the
yard. Cut other job titles which have meaningful responsibilities. Has
Mike, Fredrick, Cindy etc. cut there salaries, bonuses and stock
options this year? NO they haven't and everyone already knew the
answer. What is it going to take for the future of this railroad and
others to say enough is enough? When will you bargain together as the
hard working men and woman and tell your union and the company your fed
up and walk for better treatment. Stop letting this sorry excuse for an
American company run over you! Quit letting your union tell you not to
because someone's getting kick backs to keep you down.

Name: ?????
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 23 December 2015

MERRY MEERY CHRISTMAS 

Merry Christmas and a happy new year to all and to those who donated to
atom smasher a special thanks to you! He has had this site up and
running for so many years and has allowed the csx employees a place to
vent as well as discuss topics that are detrimental to their work
place. Even though we have moles from the company who frequent this
site to cause distractions we have managed to keep topics of importance
up and running. You may NOT BELIEVE THIS but there have been several
rules changed over the years after they have been posted and discussed
in great length on this site. If a rule is WRONG, ILLEGAL, IMPOSSIBLE
TO FOLLOW OR JUST PLAIN OUTRIGHT STUPID the best way to change it is to
bring it out to the public on this site for review. Embarrassment leads
to CHANGE.  CSX no longer requires the conductor to get off his train
and watch another train go by on the greatlakes division. A rule topic
that was posted on here in great lengths and proven to be a safety
hazard has now been changed.
Keep up the good work and continue to use this site to your advantage.

As for the posters who are on here and stealing space with the UP
railroad bashing, we believe they are once again someone from
management trying to distract the csx employees from previous topics.

Name: UP Conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 21 December 2015

I wish the CN would take over the UP and get rid of these
MOPAC mules that have ruined the UP with their idiotic way of running a
RR. This Company has become a real joke to work for.

Come on with it Buffet and Gates!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 19 December 2015

RE: Merger News...

The Big Hedge Fund Players are looking at a Canadian National takeover
of the Union Pacific. Bill Gates is the largest shareholder of the
Canadian National. It's possible that Gates and Warren Buffett
(owner of the Burlington Northern), could share another common bond of
financial interest.
So far, UP has a decent balance sheet in spite of recent higher cash
burns. Canadian National is a lot more efficient with fewer employees
per revenue generated.
The combined railroads would save over $2 Billion in operating and
administrative efficiencies alone.

Name: Meltdown with UP
E-mail: 
Employed as: CSX Customer, for N/A
Posted: 17 December 2015

If CSX merges with the UP, We will stop business with the CSXT.
They can't move horse manure. Moving America my A$$. They are out
to destroy it. Go with BNSF, we have had very good results.

Name: KYLE
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 17 December 2015

Investor;
Like what I read, but you don't want to deal with the STUPID PACIFIC
Railroad. They are not a Railroad. They are a Corporation that pretends
to be a RR. Go with mergering he BNSF/CSX and put money back in your
trackage/plant/power and YOUR EMPLOYEES and the Experience and the safe
ones. And stop the harrasement and invest in your work force. CSXT and
BNSF might end up buying the UP and running off those MOPAC Managers.
That needs to be done.

Name: investor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for N/A
Posted: 16 December 2015

RUMORS RUMORS RUMORS


I don't think I have ever seen a site so full of hen on the fence
rumors in my life.   NO ONE IN THEIR RIGHT MIND would even want to
consider touching csx while it is in a complete mess. First, they lost
their butts in the coal industry. They also took a beating in the grain
industry by showing favoritism to the crude oil companies. The feds had
to step in and rescue the grain farmers from complete bankrupt and
order csx to open the books and prove they were treating them fairly. 
Another big joke. They now have a division that is sucking them
dry(Huntington) and will have to make some major moves to recoup the
loss from this hole.  Padding the logs and books and crunching numbers
to make the stock holders happy can only last so long.  UP reported a
worth of 5.8 billion in 2015. Don't even think for one moment CSX can
come up with books to match that! There are several major railroads who
could come up with the cash to take on the csx mess if they wanted to
but why would they. The ones with a brain will sit back and watch the
hole get deeper and deeper. When the hole sinks deep enough and it
looks like csx cant swim anymore that's when the sharks will move in
and the bidding war will begin. If the STB and Feds allow such a move
it will be so tightly controlled by the government it will take years
to settle it. A merger of the UP and CSX lines will basically mean a
major takeover of the rail system in the united states. A major
monopoly move over all the other railroads. Have any of you ever taken
a real good look at the rail lines owned by the UP. They are massive.
Put them together with the csx lines and then you will get an idea of
the massive shipping competition that will be created for the other
railroads. Don't expect it to happen any time soon!

Name: CBrown
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 16 December 2015

A pat on the backs of all the Carmen in Erwin for standing up and coming
together to fight back at CSX. Per their contract, all are suppose to
receive pay depending on years of service even after furlough.
Collectively around 8 million will be owed to these carmen employees!
Keep up the fight!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 15 December 2015

Merger News:

Ideally, 

Every railroader would probably prefer working with the BNSF. The BNSF
is slightly ahead of the UP in revenue. The UP'S profit margins are a
little higher...but the BNSF spends about $2 Billion more in capital
improvements (If all capital expenditures were equal, the BNSF would
earn $2 Billion more than the UP). Those improvements are chipping away
at UP'S inter-modal business due to additional main line infrastructure
expansions and management's operational approach to efficiently
operating trains.
The BNSF management will rarely stop a train and ask crews for the rule
of the day...while the UP strategy is exactly the opposite. Unnecessary
train delays creates a flow back effect when the lead train crew runs
short of working time and the trains following suffers the same fate.
UP managers tend to be promoted based on head (firings) hunting...not
operational skills.
Considering the amount of improvements the BNSF is making, the UP could
be a takeover within 5 years if not sooner--due to continuing decline of
revenue and accelerating administrative cost.
The top six executives on the UP will earned over $150 million
including a deceased employee (2015 prospectus).
Warren Buffett, the owner of the BNSF, was asked: The UP is in your
back yard, why didn't you buy it? His response was simply: The
Management!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 11 December 2015

Just quit take your life back rail road is for losers they make you
believe it's good pay but is it really what are you giving
up,retirement 90% of you will never see it get out enjoy life you only
got one csx could care less about you

Name: Hedge Funder
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 11 December 2015

BNSF takeover of the NSC:

This deal possibly would in effect expose the CSX to the UP. Although
both companies have sub-par management. A head hunting expedition would
take place to find a suitable experience railroader for the combined
companies.
CSX is an absolute buy at its current price with an additional upside
potential of 30%.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years
Posted: 10 December 2015

I wish Sanborn would drop dead..then she couldn't screw up anymore

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 10 December 2015

There's a lot of brain-washed ball-rubbing suck-asses who got their
positions because of Ms. Sanborn & still have to rely upon her.

Name: HelloImMichaelWard
E-mail: Mward@cex.com
Employed as: Corporate office, for 1-10 years
Posted: 10 December 2015

I really wish Cindy would hurry up and go make the announcement that we
are dissolving the Huntington Division

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 10 December 2015

Best thing we can hope for is a merger with UP..then Ward and Sanborn is
out of here..that bitch has destroyed CSX..like father like daughter..

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 09 December 2015

To the Erwin guy--how do you expect guys to feel about you showing up?
The company are screwing the guys you are rolling more than they did
you. These guys that are being rolled are not going to get 60 days pay
or paid to qualified. There are so many of you guys that guys are going
to have trouble staying in the Tennessee seniority district and will
have to go to Alabama, Georgia, Florida, or who knows where to hold a
job. What about their families, cars, homes,etc..What's CSX GOING to
do for these guys.....not 1 damn thing..60 days pay means a lot when
you have to qualify for free and pay for your own lodging on both ends
of the road..these guys being displaced are getting fucked more than
you are

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 09 December 2015

I'm very sorry that some feels like the "erwin guys" are invading
your terminal. To that person you have no idea what it feels like to
walk into work one day and have them say we are closing the terminal
down as of right now! All the hours and sleepless nights waiting on the
phone to ring, all those family events missed for a I'm sorry guys we
can't keep this terminal open. I'm sorry you feel that way about us
but we have families, kids and loved ones to support and that also
share our pain of not only loosing our jobs but homes, automobiles and
the closeness we all shared in a small terminal. I don't want to be
here anymore than you want us here but the company put us in this
sitituation so here we are.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for 20-30 years
Posted: 09 December 2015

I apologize . but if you read my post UP, I said nothing about
guarantees. my point was about yard rates and road mileages rates are
by a national contract. yes guarantees may differ on different
railroads. i once worked a road board that had no guarantee and yet the
yard board did at the time. so yes if you work at a railroad that pays
more for guarantees, you may make more. i work at a terminal where the
boards are trimmed so much ,no one every has a chance to collect a
guarantee. all I was saying is we all work under the same national
contract for pay rates.

Name: up
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 09 December 2015

Brakeman 10-20

You are dead wrong.  I work for the UP and our extra board men(cond.
And engineers) make a hell of alot more on their guarantee than the cn,
NS and csx crews. Agreements differ all over the system.  Better check w
your lc.   Example would be the flat rate of 410.00 the cnic crews get
for 10 hrs of work. Do your homework.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for 20-30 years
Posted: 08 December 2015

everybody gets paid the same rate. if you work for the up,bnsf,csx,ns,
or kcs .all those railroads negotiate with the utu and the blet on a
national contract, I'm not sure about the cn or cp operations or other
class 2 unionized railroads.also some old heads get paid a little more
with other compensation, like they get exta money for loosing the
brakeman. so no bnsf and the ns don't get paid more. the may make more
depending on how many miles there  road pool is. yard starts is $240.66
for yard foreman. so no you cant make more at the ns , unless the road
pool is longer then the one your in now. oh ya do 65 on the main in a
60 and hit some one and see how that works out for ya. they cant do
anything to you if the trains late,unless you did something on purpose
to delay it.

Name: see it all
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 08 December 2015

LOCO 10-20


Screw the guy who says your a phony. We on the greatlakes division know
exactly what you are talking about. We have an intermodal train over
here that you would think GOD, gold from fort knox and the president
were all on it at once. Old head engineers are so brainwashed into
thinking this thing is so important they will run it with way too many
PW and DB on line per the rules. If we heard it once we heard it a
millions times from them..... They don't care they just want it across
the road and rolling up at a certain time. Their kiss butt crap makes
the other engineers who have years left to work look like shit when
they refuse to violate the powered wheel rules and they are just trying
to protect their jobs. That's all fine and good for old heads who just
have a year left to work. If something goes wrong and it derails all
over the place old boy engineer wont have to explain it in his
investigation after the downloads are turned in because there wont be
any.  Bet your bottom dollar a young fresh on the seat engineer will be
looking at street time. Nice to know now that the company has this crap
going on all over the system.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 07 December 2015

TOTAL PHONY----read it yourself------Wow what a Phony.
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++


Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 05 December 2015

Very unprofessional, dishonest company. The only thing going for them
is
their numbers, and the number of dumbasses who believe their products
are being shipped on time.

First, I have many times operated on the CSX UPS trains. These are
intermodal trains that contain UPS trailers, which are the highest
priority of train, as we need to get these trains to the east coast
and
back to Chicago without wasting a minute. With this comes compromises
in
safety. Some of us are required to push the train to 65mph instead of
the track speed of 60mph out here in OH/PA/NY because these trains are
called the "Getcha Fired" trains. You better hope their isn't any
speed restrictions or train-hitting-car or derailment incident. The
officials don't give a shit about you, you will be scolded upon. I
was
threatened of my job placement by bringing the Q010 train 42 minutes
late. Well, you can't haul freight over 850 miles the same exact
time,
every time. Also, their pay is shit compared to NS and BNSF. I'm
seriously thinking of joining NS, all my rail buddies who came to CSX
from NS regret their move, and NS cares about their workers, and has a
much more safe, relaxed, and friendly environment. And oh yeah, I can
make over $9,500 more a year! Same position. :)

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 05 December 2015

Very unprofessional, dishonest company. The only thing going for them is
their numbers, and the number of dumbasses who believe their products
are being shipped on time.

First, I have many times operated on the CSX UPS trains. These are
intermodal trains that contain UPS trailers, which are the highest
priority of train, as we need to get these trains to the east coast and
back to Chicago without wasting a minute. With this comes compromises in
safety. Some of us are required to push the train to 65mph instead of
the track speed of 60mph out here in OH/PA/NY because these trains are
called the "Getcha Fired" trains. You better hope their isn't any
speed restrictions or train-hitting-car or derailment incident. The
officials don't give a shit about you, you will be scolded upon. I was
threatened of my job placement by bringing the Q010 train 42 minutes
late. Well, you can't haul freight over 850 miles the same exact time,
every time. Also, their pay is shit compared to NS and BNSF. I'm
seriously thinking of joining NS, all my rail buddies who came to CSX
from NS regret their move, and NS cares about their workers, and has a
much more safe, relaxed, and friendly environment. And oh yeah, I can
make over $9,500 more a year! Same position. :)

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 01 December 2015

IS ABBY ANY MATCH FOR L.B.T.?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 27 November 2015

bro I've been around you know,having worked through for three train
wrecks because of greedy ceos,the infamous nyc,penn central,and comes
the conrail,northfork SOUTHERen.CSX. Bros I feel your pain,you are a
human and the last memo i got you still have rights. I suggest you look
at your magic box and look at your r.r. history,then look CSX and the
northFork SUOTHERN,and then look at railroad unions post-civil war
author david e. bernstein.From my p.o.v.you may notice an interesting
parallel or two regarding our current economic environment.Look at
their stock. their rule, when in doubt the safest course must be
taken.I myself won the war after losing ever battle.   P.S.  f.b.i.
arrests 11 in probe of massive L.I.R.R. Disability scam,you know the
good old boys network and there gravy train.VOTE for DEMOCRATS.


 
.

Name: getting sick
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 26 November 2015

AVON CREWS!!!!!!!

THOSE OF YOU WHO TOOK THE FACE TO FACE CLASS AND DIDNT GET PAID FOR THE
SECOND DAY OF THE COURSE AND HAD TO GO THROUGH SEVERAL MONTHS OF
BULLSHIT TO GET IT PAID MAY STILL BE GETTING SCREWED IN THE
DOCUMENTATION OF YOUR TRAINING.

GO TO YOUR TRAINING TRAX PAGE ON THE GATEWAY AND DOUBLE CHECK THE
STATUS FOR THE TWO COURSES. THERE ARE SEVERAL EMPLOYEES WHO ARE STILL
SHOWING THE COURSES AS "NOT STARTED"!

THIS IS TOTALLY UNACCEPTABLE AND IS INACCURATE RECORD KEEPING BY THE
TRAINING DEPARTMENT. THIS COULD END UP CAUSING YOU TO RECEIVE A LETTER
IN THE MAIL WARNING YOU ABOUT NOT TAKING THE COURSE. 

IF YOU DONT PUT YOUR PAY IN EXACTLY LIKE IT IS EXPECTED THEN YOU DONT
GET PAID.  IF YOU MISS ONE LITTLE ARTICLE NUMBER IN A CLAIM LABOR
RELATIONS DENIES IT BECAUSE OF INADEQUATE INFO PROVIDED. WE ARE
EXPECTED TO DO EVERYTHING BY THE BOOK BUT YET THE COMPANY HAS NO
PROBLEM PUBLISHING INACCURATE INFO IN THEIR RECORDS IN REGARDS TO YOUR
MANDATORY REQUIRED TRAINING. 
DONT LET THIS GO. CALL THE TRAINING DEPARTMENT AND DEMAND THAT THEY
ADEQUATLEY REPORT YOUR FINISHED REQUIRED TRAINING.  THERE IS NO EXCUSE
FOR THIS INEPT LINE OF REPORTING. ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!


HAPPY FRICKIN CSX DOESNT GIVE A CRAP ABOUT OUR RECORDS OR THE HOLIDAYS!

Name: Former LC & LR
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 24 November 2015

APE,

No one but an inexperienced fool will really believe or trust that csx
will truly & honesty honor anything with anyone, ie:  
agreements, contracts, promises, etc.

[Although  big-shots seem to well taken care of.]

Csx has very little, if any, honor, integrity, pride.  


Changes, and a lot of 'em, need to be made.

Name: VLC
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 23 November 2015

WAKE UP PEOPLE

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

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 22 November 2015

Did they close down Barr yard too?.....if not it sure seems like they
did.....the black hole.....can't get in ...cant get out....it now
takes 2 crews to get a train 110 miles....how's that for
productivity.....guess the concern is more about banner testing,
someone marking off sick once in awhile , instead of moving freight
trains....

Name: Former LC & LR
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 22 November 2015

The very best substantiation is documentation. 

Submit, turn in:  penalty claims and unsafe condition reports.

Name: Crazy company 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 22 November 2015

This company has finally done something right. Rumor has it that Shelby
Trainmaster Dave Benson is going to be forced back to his tools. Is
this true? If so,It's about time. He destroyed that terminal. Watch
morale boost now.

Name: Not fooled
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 22 November 2015

10-20

Welcome back mole.  Been a few weeks.  Getting cold under your rock.
Guessing the post on crews working in the engine houses doing THEIR
work rubbed somebody wrong!  Go tell your master to stuff it. Just wait
till someone gets hurt while working in the engine house shop area doing
their jobs. Bet there will be some changes then!  YOU THINK!


Put in those claims avon and barr yard crews!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 21 November 2015

You heard of abby beazley? I'm sure most of the guys who have worked
for and with her have. Sleeps her way to the top just to get a raise.
Thanks for the lay abby

Name: loco
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 21 November 2015

LOCO

Sounds like your working the twin sister yard to avon.  Constantly
doing the same thing inside the engine houses and out. There are claim
tickets for performing service on engines inside their work area.
Submit them. If they give you any shit then submit claims for working
co-mingled service. Its T&E service co mingled with mechanical engine
service kraft. Ask them what they get paid for a basic day and request
a days pay at their rate.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 21 November 2015

I don't know whom is calling the shots at Barr yard but it is in
complete meltdown mode....sit outside the yard for 8 hrs then expected
to make it in under HOS....yea right.....if you do make it in now we
have to do locomotive shop moves for them now.....move around engines
for them .....put this engine here...put the other engine
there.....called on duty for the next days return home....sit in the
yard office for 5 hrs ....go to ready track to our engines and low and
behold they are not in order ...missing one as well....go check em out
and middle unit won't even start cause of dead battery and this is
after they have been inspected and ready to go.....called the foreman
to come out and he said they cannot jump start it
there....what?.....just what does this facility do?....obviously
nothing....a proud bunch right there....get to west end of yard got to
double up now....67 cars to 100....waited there for another 2
hrs.....e.o.t.won't arm up....swap e.o.t and ready to
depart......12,000 tons ...10,000 ft.....2 engines....we on o.t. When
departed.....no way to make it 110 miles in 4 hrs at 40 mph.....slow
orders hills speed restrictions......dispatcher calls us with 30 min to
go and says you guys going to make it in right?.....we only have 35
miles to go.....died on the main of course.....14 hrs 30 min on
duty.....guess this is the new normal.....no clue at the yards,no clue
out on the road. Just no clue anywhere......I guess just laugh all the
way to the bank.......

Name: BEEN THERE!!!!
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 20 November 2015

Not Stupid


Im guessing that TM your talking about at avon is none other than Brian
Edwards.  Reject form Chicago division right?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 19 November 2015

To the Friend or family of employee , less than 1 year:

All too often inexperienced employees claim & are awarded payments that
they are not actually entitled to.  Also, the co. can\may have the
legal right to recover if paid.  Most likely you wouldn't have a leg
to stand on if you could file suit.   The last post had some good
advice -- talk to a rep. who knows stuff & provide more info.

Name: Former LC
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 19 November 2015

More info needed & it should not be posted/provided here on this site.

Doubtful if it's actual discrimination.

Csx payroll recovers "overpayments" all the time. It happens. 
It usually depends on the particular contractual agreement as to how
long they have to recover these 'so-called' overpayments, how much at
one time can be taken back & the reason(s) why.

Get in touch with a\the proper union representative.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 19 November 2015

My husband is a Conductor.And he's been experiencing discrimination. 
We are considering a law suit.  And I'm sad that this company that
looked so good in the beginning is not.  He kept having problems that
they would accidentally "overpay" him and then they kept making
deductions from his check. CSX is very unethical.

Name: Former LC
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 18 November 2015

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

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 18 November 2015

Jeez.......
Some type of outfit \ culture.   Hire you to fire you.
What would they do if they actually had perfect employee attendance and
100% total rules compliance?

Name: Not stupid
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 17 November 2015

All t&e

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

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 17 November 2015

Mr. Other, non-employee, for N/A:

Unions have made LOTS of concessions regarding work rules.

When you're done crap-canning job applications & then can loosen your
tie & remove your white shirt - & then get done cleaning offices &
restrooms, etc. during your day/shift -- then, maybe then, others may
listen to you.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 17 November 2015

In reply to the last, pervious post:

Am well aware of and have had plenty of experience regarding "long
pool", "run-through" assignments/runs.  However, it's just hard to
fathom, considering the cost of new locomotives, that they are
used/abused/neglected the way they are.  Sad.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 17 November 2015

Dear Mr Locomotive Engineer with 30+ years of service. You did really
well, until ya got to the last four lines, starting with (Used to be).
Run thru power was very common, and rolling crew changes were made (but
very seldom). It happened every day, and this was 1963 my friend.


Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 15 November 2015

Evidently you've had good luck. 
Been on & operated many a bnsf and/or up locomotive that was actually
no better or even worse than csx's stuff. Naturally, the newer are
more often than not, the best.  
Can't expect a piece of equipment that's often been neglected &
overworked to operate perfectly. Heck, the 'safety cab - wide
bodies'
are 25 or more yrs. old.
Used to be, after a trip, the power was detached & went to the pit for
service.  Now days, they keep track of the fuel readings & the
operating crews are expected to do the clean-up & supplying.
Modern RRing at it's best.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 17 November 2015

The below post is the same old crap that has been going on for years. I
saw it as a Fireman, saw it as a Brakeman, saw it as a Conductor many
years ago. It never works, just pisses off people. Saw the same thing
in the Grocery Industry later in life, strong UNION no sales folks
allowed to touch anything in a 35 store chain of really nice
supermarkets. Yep they failed, and all of those strong UNION folks hit
the street. The funny part was when I scanned their applications for
employment, and gave them a soft toss to file 13.


Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: M of W, for 30+ years
Posted: 16 November 2015

M of W,
Next time you see one of those safety committee douchebags from
another
dept. doing something, performing any type of task that should be done
by the proper craft, [that happens - all too often] walk up to him or
her & ask how well they sleep at night. Ask how it'd feel if they
were
out of work because someone else was doing their job.

The safety crap could have & should have been a good thing but csx
took
advantage & ruined that too.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: M of W, for 30+ years
Posted: 16 November 2015

M of W,
Next time you see one of those safety committee douchebags from another
dept. doing something, performing any type of task that should be done
by the proper craft, [that happens - all too often] walk up to him or
her & ask how well they sleep at night. Ask how it'd feel if they were
out of work because someone else was doing their job.

The safety crap could have & should have been a good thing but csx took
advantage & ruined that too.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 16 November 2015

Clerks are members of the TCU - not the UTU.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: M of W, for 1-10 years
Posted: 16 November 2015

Going on year 7 with this company. 4th generation railroader. I know
about the cut offs at the end of the year. They cut off all the
floating and spg teams and everyone in the yards have to draw
unemployment around the last week of November til January. The younger
1 and 2 year guys have more to worry than i do now thanks to senority.
Just wondering if NS and UP have mass layoffs at the end of their year
or they all get to work year round? Just bad that guys have to go home
and say sorry kids, no christmas this year, when they work for a
billions of dollars company. Makes no sense. Especially after they send
out a newsletter a couple weeks prior telling how they made record
profits.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 16 November 2015

You can thank the UTU "Useless Transportations Union" for selling out
the 200 clerk/ driver positions around the system.

This was negotiated on a national level.  If a driver accepts the
buyout that is offered, that person has to pay the UTU 2 years of union
dues!

THE UTU CONTINUES TO SELLOUT THE MEMBERSHIP YEAR AFTER YEAR!!!

Whatever happened to protecting and preserving jobs within the union?

You can bet the UTU got paid off well with this one.

First remote control, then our insurance, now its jobs.

DO YOU PAY DUES TO THE UTU?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 15 November 2015

Evidently you've had good luck. 
Been on & operated many a bnsf and/or up locomotive that was actually
no better or even worse than csx's stuff. Naturally, the newer are
more often than not, the best.  
Can't expect a piece of equipment that's often been neglected &
overworked to operate perfectly. Heck, the 'safety cab - wide bodies'
are 25 or more yrs. old.
Used to be, after a trip, the power was detached & went to the pit for
service.  Now days, they keep track of the fuel readings & the
operating crews are expected to do the clean-up & supplying.
Modern RRing at it's best.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 14 November 2015

Why is it that BNSF and UNION PACIFIC locomotives are much ,much better
than CSX locomotives?.....more power,less if any problems,clean and
well supplied....it's like night and day....WTF....

Name: 
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 14 November 2015

No merger is going to take place without the approval of the STB.  CP
has said it themselves, so lets see what really happens.

Its funny how everyone acts as if its all a done deal, same as when CP
was trying to go after CSX.

Rumors, rumors, rumors until its official.

Name: Hedge Funder
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Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 14 November 2015

Article Dated June 12, 2015:

The merger of the Canadian Pacific and Norfolk Southern is coming to
fruition instead of the CP with CSX.
The Hedge Fund managers have decided that CSX does not have the
leadership beyond Ward. Carlos Mounzo was spooked when CP initially
made an offer to CSX. Carlos cut and ran knowing that he wasn't in the
cards for the Hedge Fund managers to run the CSX after Ward departed.
Hunter Harrison (CP, CEO) knows how to run a railroad and knows
talent.
The merger will probably force the Union Pacific's hand and offer a
friendly takeover of the CSX. And that's why the Board of Directors
amended the Bylaws and asked Ward to stay another three years.

That extension will allow the UP to execute a merger without any
concerns of leadership from the CSX.
The UP will have another round of "voluntold" pick slips for managers
in order to prepare for the cost of the merger. It will be at least 1300
managers eliminated. The old rule thumb of eliminating jobs was: keep
cutting jobs until train speed velocity starts dropping!

Name: Lc
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 10 November 2015

Avon engineers 

If you are called to work dog catcher service you are working short
turn around service. You are not working as a road switcher. Labor
relations reps are denying all second tickets when traveling over 35
miles stating the reason as you were called in as a road switcher. Get
these claims turned in.  When cmc calls you make sure you get them to
tell you that you are working one or more on short turn around
service.

Second.  Check your pay tickets close. If they are not attaching a dead
head to it they will lie  about the destination of the train. Ex: If you
 take a train as far as Terre haute make sure the ticket has a
destination in terrehaute. DO NOT let them put Avon to avon. This is
false reporting and make sure they attach a deadhead so you have proof
of the miles you  traveled. If cmc refused to put the truthful
destination point of the train on your ticket you need to file ethic
charges aginst them for putting falsified information on your pay
ticket. Combining deadhead and train miles has nothing to do with
truthful reporting of a trains destination. You should never have a
ticket when getting a through freight train that originated outside
terminal limits that says QS9 to QS9.

It's time for everyone to make sure that the info on your pay tickets
reflect the truth abut the movement of your train. We need all the
proof we can get on paper in order to file claims in court and with the
USDOT.

Name: 
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Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 08 November 2015

clerks has missrep case agenst clerks union a lawyer said

Name: 
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Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 08 November 2015

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

Name: Retired now, thank Christ
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Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 08 November 2015

Bitch, complain, piss & moan, etc., etc.

All of ya, everyone, ready to quit? Just walk away?

Quit/resign en masse.  No one, the co., the unions, the feds
could do anything except freak out (but so would dependents). 

So that'll never happen & most everyone knows that.

Too many dumbasses \ educated idiots, ie: supposed railroaders working
for the co., drawing paychecks who think they're.......
ah, never mind.  Hopeless.  

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Is csx really that dysfunctional?  Bankers, investors, etc. want to
know.

Name: Oyeah
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 07 November 2015

Brakeman you're exactly  correct Csx hasn't
 lost money they just made less.

Name: 
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Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 06 November 2015

Anger & animosity in the workplace IS; long story short, a safety
concern / worry.  

Read\review the Operating Rule(s) regarding employee behavior.   

Companies making changes & downsizing for whatever reason(s)
is nothing new.  Nor is - workers being displaced from their normal
jobs and/or locations anything uncommon or unusual.

Ol' King Coal is not the merry old soul \ profitable money maker it
used to be for the RRs anymore. Could be that they operated certain
areas longer than they should have.  

Corporate greed is nothing new either.  Sure, the big shots do pretty
well & that is a huge sore spot & grossly unfair but not near enough
voters ever seemed to worry about a lot of things until it affected
them directly.   

Things change. Good luck to all those who must deal with the changes.

Name: 
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 05 November 2015

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

Name: 
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Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years
Posted: 04 November 2015

Everyone watch your backs..Erwin guys are showing up in various
terminals and most have a chip on their shoulder and feel like they are
better than everyone else. Some are trying to pick fights with other
especially those with lesser seniority. Good job CSX and Brian
Barr..showing these guys special considerations and their attitude has
created much animosity in the workplace..our subdivision is going to
He'll now..fuck CSX and Erwin

Name: yard rat
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Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 04 November 2015

to the engineer complaining about outbounds at barr...there was a 3
shift job whose whole purpose was to get your power...build your
train...kick out your rips...hang and arm your markers and class 3 your
train...they would even put ice and water on the power....all so you
could climb up and just go...but they abolished it...so now you have to
do it your self....you think those guys in the locker room are going to
do their assigned job AND the work of the ones that got abolished? why?
so they can abolish more jobs and furlough more guys?

Name: 
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Employed as: Brakeman, for 20-30 years
Posted: 03 November 2015

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

Name: 
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Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years
Posted: 02 November 2015

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

Name: knuckle
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Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years
Posted: 02 November 2015

Eng. Retired


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

Name: 
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Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 01 November 2015

Why was this site started and by who?Was the person fired by csx or
what?

Name: LC
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Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 01 November 2015

ALL CREWS


IT'S ABOUT TIME they put something in writing in regards to the
procedures a manager has to follow when field testing. If you have not
read the csx system notice on supervisors field testing then do so!
Make a copy. It is very clearly stated that an officer MUST have a
briefing with the crew they observe and discuss what they were tested
on. It also states that if they did not observe post activities
preformed they are NOT TO ENTER ANY INFO on what they find.

EXAMPLE:  An engineer sets his brakes on his engines and leaves. After
the crew is gone a supervisor shows up and boards the engines to check
everything he did. If he finds a hand brake not applied he is not
allowed to enter his findings in the observation testing. 
There has been and will always be that one crew member that someone
wants to mess with. Unfortunately we also have those in the public who
like to tamper with the equipment. Taking off handbrakes, bleeding cars
off, pulling cut levers are just a few things that they tamper with. A
supervisor must observe the employee preforming the task and must have
a briefing with the employee. NO MORE it's my word against yours. Im
the supervisor and what I say over rides anything you say. It's sad we
have to work in an industry that promotes such unprofessional behavior
but we do.

Name: horn blower
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Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 01 November 2015

I work for john deere right now.We get weekly bonuses and two big
bonuses one around july and another at Christmas.We have great benefits
and we get a lot of holidays.We also have great benefits.I have always
thought that I wanted to work for the railroad in some way whether it
be on the train or something to do with the track.After reading all the
comments on this site I am rethinking all of this.Now I don't know what
to do.Thanks for all the opinions from real railroad workers.

Name: 
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Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 31 October 2015

Horn blower; my 2 cents:


If you earn $700.+ per week & have real good benefits - you ought to
stay there.

To start with, RR pay & benefits are considered good by some but they
aren't actually -- considering all that you have to go through & the
hrs.\days required to earn those & what $$ you have to contribute for
union dues, health ins., etc., etc.

Trainman\Engineer: After all the classroom BS, you'd have to work at
a trainee rate for a while & after that work for a reduced rate for 3-4
yrs., 'till you are at 100%, IF you don't get furloughed (laid off). 
Working over the road jobs is all too often extremely stressful & many
regular yard assignments aren't much better.

Engineering or Signal Department employment may be a much better choice
should that opportunity arise -- see all the trains you'd ever want to
see, no T&E BS & could also be a decent RR career.

Seniority Areas\Districts were expanded yrs. ago. It's possible to be
displaced out of a job by someone with more seniority from many miles
away who's lost their regular job.  

RR Retirement can be sweet  IF  of age & have at least 360 months of RR
service.  However, the taxes are high while actively working & the
sickness & unemployment insurance sucks.

Lots of things to think about.  Do as you wish.

Name: 
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Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 31 October 2015

If you to work for a railroad better hire on with someone else rather
than the Cockeysville Sucker Express..these idiots are running it into
the ground..go work for a real railroad instead of working for these
circus clowns

Name: horn blower
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Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 29 October 2015

Thanks for all the advice guys and keep it coming.

Name: 
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Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 27 October 2015

horn blower, stay away and keep your current job. working here is like a
30 plus year jail sentence. sure its good pay and a nice retirement.
this job will put you in a early grave. consistent harassment from
incompetent managers who worry more about protecting there bonuses then
moving trains. forget about being a new hire nothing but extraboards for
you. no weekends off, work through holidays, phone ringing at 145 in the
morning for 345 ,working out in shitty weather and I can go on and on.
also not to mention you never know about jobs being cut or even
terminals closing!!! ask Erwin or corbin employees how that feels 2
months before Christmas. the list of negative things go on and on. I
been here to long to walk away or I would.

Name: horn blower
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Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 27 October 2015

I would like some honest advice from someone that works with the
railroad.I currently have a job where I work from 6am until 2 or 230 in
the afternoon.I make between 700 to 1000 a week depending on the bonus
and I have real good benefits.I have always wanted to work for the
railroad because of the great pay and benefits and railroad
retirement.I also like the idea of riding on the trains and maybe
becoming an engineer or working on the track.Should I pursue a career
with the railroad or stay where I'm at?Any advice from the railroaders
out there would be greatly appreciated.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 25 October 2015

'train dreamer':

That post must be, about has to be, one for the douche bag from a 
co. mole / troll.

1. Why do you want to work for a railroad?
2. You can expect very many things lots of non RR workers do not
   understand - and those things can differ from craft to craft.
3. As a new conductor your schedule would be awful.

Read a few pages of this website.   Jesus..............

Name: train dreamer
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Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 25 October 2015

I want to work for the railroad.What can I expect?What kind of schedule
will I have as a conductor?

Name: railroader
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Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 25 October 2015

I hate this damn company I just got hired on and I had a trip planned to
twin peaks with my friends when I got the call that I had to get on the
train.This is a rough life

Name: ride them rails
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Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 24 October 2015

Yall bunch of damn crybabies if you don't want the job then quit and go
find something else to do or shut your mouth and do the job you wanted
and signed up for.If anybody from corporate is reading this I would be
honored to work for csx I will work with the track or ride on the
trains please let me know how I can get in touch with someone.

Name: 
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Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 24 October 2015

You'll easily know the answer(s) should you hire on and work in the RR
industry for a while.

Name: 
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Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 24 October 2015

Why so much complaining about working for csx and the railroad?Is it
really that bad of a job or is todays generations a bunch of wussies?

Name: EX YM
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Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 23 October 2015

Train Line ups

There is no such things as a phantom train. Management is well aware
that the trains are out there. If they get delayed in route and the
time they show on the crew screen is wrong they are just to lazy to
change it or they leave it posted so they know that the first our crew
will be hanging around the phone/house ready for their beckon call.
They don't give a shit. What is piss poor management is when they have
a train scheduled to be called at a particular time and then call it 5
to 9 hours early especially when it is a main line step on step off
train. They know its out there. They have no excuse for this crap. Most
are to lazy to update the line up with crew management.  Yes, we all
know they lose tract of trains. We have all had the pleasure of calling
Jacksonville's work order department to ask them why they sent a work
order with no info on the train just to hear they don't have a profile
or cant get info on the train. YOU GOT TO BE KIDDING!  You got a train
running out there on your main line and you cant get any info of it.  
FRA loves it when you call and report they lost a train with hazmat's
and alert cars in it your concerned for the publics safety....

Name: train line ups
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Employed as: Brakeman, for 20-30 years
Posted: 22 October 2015

that's been like that since I worked the road back in 2001. train line
ups and times are always wrong. phantom trains showing up has always
happen ,at least up here on the ex conrail lines. yes they also show
trains that are a few weeks old. try working the road for 6 for 8 and
not 10 for 12 for your rest. problem is no one goes in and deletes
them. if you take the trains line ups a 100%correct you are going to go
insane. going to take a pictures?  lol  whos going to care about them ?
the press? really? my suggestion is take the call as it comes or your
gona give your self a heart attack. like I always tell people this
company dosnt give a fuck about you and your feelings . don't like it
quit. im sure theres a lot of people from Erwin that would take your
job.

Name: 
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Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 22 October 2015

We called 'em "Yard Rats".

Name: 
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 21 October 2015

I can see why the layoffs in Chicagos Barr yard happened.....c/f 1300
got to the yard on time...waited there 2 hrs til the power was
ready....yard crews in crew room were in there
yelling,screaming.howling,laughing having a good old time....we have to
make a double in order to leave .....we get on our power and low and
behold now we have to kick out some rips......hang marker ...arm
up....class 3 air test....didn't leave til we were 9 hours old
now....went thru 3 yard masters.....road crews have to do everything to
get the train ready it seems so they may as well furlough some
more.....if I was a yard bird at Barr I would be asking to do more work
rather than worry about watching the Cubs...and doing nothing.....

Name: 
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Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 21 October 2015

Mr. dicked again:

Although it is true that job\train lineups are way off base as far as
times, etc., all of the time(s) are inaccurate & is actually
unsafe..... agree 100%. Been that way a while - STOs, DTOs, Chief
Dispatchers, local managers, etc., get their noses into things a lot
too. 

Stay with the calling in thing - can/may keep a person from being
charged with a 'miss-call'. 

Unless you are working a scheduled assignment of some type, that's
part of it all --- (you should've been around when you felt lucky to
get a one hour notice for work).  

Yeah it really sucks.  However, people that have worked in the
divisions\regions dependent upon coal business have more worries.

Name: dicked again
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Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 21 October 2015

JACKSONVILLE  

You  SUCK SUCK SUCK SUCK AND REALLY SUCK at watching what is going on
in the trenches of your managemt.  I (WE) are getting so stinking sick
of the train line ups and scheduled trains and vacancies being WRONG
WRONG WRONG WRONG!  I swear to god if I look on the crew screen one
more time and see a JACK JOB (J-job)still on the lineup that's 2 weeks
old and get called for an xp job that NEVER EVER EVER was on the lineup
Im going to take snapshots of this crap and give it to the press. Your
blue collar employees are nothing but little bitches to you! Pulling
trains out of your arsess from no where???? You know this shit is out
there. Put in on the damn crew screen line up so we have half a chance
to schedule something in our lives with our families. Our union
agreement says you WILL PROVIDE ACCURATE INFO TO US otherwise you call
us for something 10 minutes after we check and nothing was scheduled
for the next 4 hours we can fight and WIN THAT MISCALL. As long as we
checked! Its about time people started checking this crap and not
answering the damn phone. When someone finally gets to lay down and
take what they think is a 4 hour nap after the kids and wife have them
busy all day after rolling in at 5 am the last thing they need is a
call 10 minutes later for BULLSHIT!
It's a SAFETY ISSUE. What happened to your so called "SAFETY IS A WAY
OF LIFE"!

LOOK AT THE XP CREW SCREEN AT INDY!  Come on!  I challenge you to do
the right thing.  Look at the total bogus crap listed all the time. 
OH, if you didn't know, your IVR is a stinking joke too. Cant get half
the info off of it. Especially XP crap.   CALL IT! XP BOARD CODE IS
3117.   NO INFO for scheduled vacancies or positions planned.
GOD PEOPLE! Instead of spending the stockholders money on worthless
team excursion trips GET A FRICKIN HARVARD GRAD TO HELP YOU!

Name: 
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Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 20 October 2015

Can---- YOU work with this person. Wow--- wonder who sends the check.
Hire him, train him and pay him and ya get WHAT. A Master of nothing.
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Name: 
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 17 October 2015

CSX is a shit railroad ran by incompetent people.

Proof is in the management,  and in the way that they don't know how
to move freight.

CSX SUCKS!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 20-30 years
Posted: 19 October 2015

I was sympathetic to your cause until I read your comment about the
Special Olympics, on the post your story section. It's real nice
downing people who can't defend themselves. Respect is earned and I
doubt you have earned any, you lost mine. It just shows your ignorance
when you make comments like that. You can go back to crying about your
30 plus dollar and hour job.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for N/A
Posted: 19 October 2015

Quote:  "Ol' King Coal isn't the merry old sole\money maker it used
to be..."  Sad, but true.  Things change.

Name: 
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 19 October 2015

Loco 10-20:

The talk and rumor mill keeps flying that CSX will be bought out or
merge with the CP.  If that happens, things won't get any better
because the CP is just another Nazi railroad these days.  I've heard
rumors of something happening early as December, but rumors are rumors.
 Come this time next year, things may be no different from what they are
right now.  In other words don't listen to the rumors, wait until
something actually happens.


If they are taking back the guarantee on your boards, I would suggest
your members fill up a union meeting, and put the local & general
chairman to work.

Name: 
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 18 October 2015

What s wrong wth this railroad somebody please tell me. When we will be
bought. Avon is starving .they r workin polls like dogs while extra
board starver s.company payin guarantees and turn around next halve
take it back.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 17 October 2015

CSX is a shit railroad ran by incompetent people.

Proof is in the management,  and in the way that they don't know how
to move freight.

CSX SUCKS!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 16 October 2015

Well Lady,
If your husband's job was that great why did he leave?
Try being a 30+ yr. employee & having a rug pulled out
from under you.  It \ that happens. Things change. 

Times have been rough in the past. People like myself with over 8 yrs.
seniority got furloughed in the 1980s. Some were out of RR work for
years, even if they moved/relocated. 


To those who think csx should have a big huge heart & take care of
all employees, even to the point of operating things that cost\lose
$$$:  wake up & smell the crap.  A RR cannot keep & run a
terminal-subdivision-division that's not profitable.  

Name a company that puts employees & their issues\problems 1st ahead
of staying competitive & is still in business. Big businesses & their
investors rule.  Lots of reasons for they way things are today (voters
& non-voters are as much to blame as anyone). It's kind of late in the
ballgame now to try & get anything changed.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 16 October 2015

Another thing that pisses me off, after my husband was furloughed in
June, he immediately applied for a job as a track worker position that
was located at a terminal an hour and a half away from our home, but he
was willing to make the drive to provide for his family. His year
anniversary was in August, so he was 2 months away from being with CSX
a year and they denied his application because he didn't have a year
of service, and he wasn't eligible to transfer for that reason. So
they hired someone off of the street and he is still furloughed.. The
union did nothing!!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 1-10 years
Posted: 16 October 2015

Whats the deal?? CSX hired my husband last year, he left a damn good job
to work for the Railroad. As soon as they marked up after training in
January...Furloughed for 2 weeks. Then they called them back for a few
months, he worked from February to June and BAM! Furloughed again and
has been ever since! I'm sorry but you have to know what your yearly
projections are for growth, and if you don't see yourself making more
money and doing more business, why hire so many people, why give
yourself the big fat raises!?!? You need to be thinking of how to save
money and keep the people you have until business picks back up. My
company knows what their next years financial projections are going to
look like, that's how they know if we are getting raises and bonuses
for that year. Now the yard in Erwin shut down, they had to know it was
coming and no warning to those people at all, they just came in and were
told oh hey we are shutting the yard down for good...today. I know they
are getting 60 days pay, but that's 300+ people in 1 community looking
for jobs now!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years
Posted: 15 October 2015

Cindy says it was a hard decision to shut down Erwin terminal..she might
have thought about it for a couple of minutes..then the rest of her time
was spent figuring out what she was going to buy after receiving her big
bonus..she probably got some advice from Mike Ward..wake up you pathetic
shareholders..these clowns are running CSX into the ground..grow a pair
and stand up to these greedy bastards. It's funny that CSX always cuts
from the bottom of the chain and never the top. If these people stay in
power CSX is in real trouble..bring back common sense leadership not
greedy people like Ward and Sanborn..they will burn

Name: ERWIN TERMINAL CLOSING
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for 20-30 years
Posted: 15 October 2015

THIS JUST IN.....the all mighty C.O.O. cindy sandborn has announced via
the csx gateway that Erwin Tennessee terminal will have REDUCED
OPERATIONS (AKA closing). all switching, locomotive service center,
project shop and car shop .most trains will shift to other routes and
local customers will still get service. . 300 PEOPLE WILL BE OUT OF A
JOB UNLESS YOU TAKE YOUR SENORITY ELSE WHERE.PEOPLE WILL GET 60 DAYS OF
PAY AND BENFITS.  according to cindy " this hard decision was made
after other options were carefully considered" what that really means
" fucking close Erwin , its costing us money," by the way cindy says
" HAPPY HOLIDAYS FORM CSX"

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 15 October 2015

Conductor 20-30 yrs.

In case you haven't figured it out.  Its not about the employees, CSX
doesn't care about people, they only care about CSX, big profits, and
big bonus checks, its called corporate greed.

If they could run this place with nothing or nobody, they would!  They
save money when they furlough people.  Don't tell me after all these
years, you really think these people running the show have a heart?

This economy is not good no matter what the media puts out.  if you've
noticed, CSX has been doubling up there trains with some totaling over
200 cars at a time.  As of lately, many of those trains have also
shrunk!  The freight isn't there, coal has been dead, crude oil has
slowed. and automobiles are hit and miss.  Get used to people being
furloughed, its going to be a long winter.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 15 October 2015

furloughed..................

Why are people in the CSX System furloughed when there are pools making
way over the allowed mileage? From what I’ve been told, the union has
tried to add turns and the company will not allow it. Anyone know about
this issue?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 14 October 2015

csx is the worst company in history. i read all these post of how great
of a company they are and what they do for your family. well let me
tell you what they are doing for my family and alot of others.
furloughed and now the heavy rumors of scabbing out the eastern ky and
southern wv coalfields. hundreds of employees life's and families
life's are going to be affected by a move of this nature.ive got
almost 8 years with this company and its been nothing but heartache and
headache. yesterday they announced a record operating ratio and it
mention's nothing about all the people setting at home that allowed
them to get to this record. csx is a shitty company and cares nothing
about their employee's. for all you company foamer's you need to get
out from under the trainmaster's desk.

Name: Loco man 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 13 October 2015

Listen up you "Pines "lovers. We are tired of hearing about this guy.
Your company is falling apart in front of your eyes and you are worried
about this guy Pines. Joke is on you, because you, Me, and Pines will be
on the unemployment line soon if things doesn't change fast. Then you
and this Pines feller will have plenty of time to fight with each
other.  Focus on what's important.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 10-20 years
Posted: 13 October 2015

Thank god we got out of the Bonus program last year.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Engine repair, for 10-20 years
Posted: 12 October 2015

In the past 6-9 months I've seen layoffs and forced management layoffs.
Now I hear talk of shop closures and bogus firings of in employees
around the system. Nothing on the stock market news....trying to keep
it hush hush from stockholders. Csx has created a hostile working
environment. But I bet the upper management will get their end of year
bonuses.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 03 October 2015

I have a feeling something is going to happen here real soon.  This
company and it piss poor management is a real mess.  The incompetence
is out in the open, everyone can see it, even a new man walking through
the door. Very sad.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 02 October 2015

Atlanta Journal Constitution 9/24/15

"New North Georgia Port Threatens the Environment"

The fanfare surrounding the recent surprise announcement of the Georgia
Ports Authority’s new inland port was reminiscent of ceremonies held by
cities winning the bid to host the Olympics or Super Bowl. Even though
the temperature in Chatsworth was in the mid-90s, the promoters dragged
a table onto the shade-less lawn of the Murray County Courthouse for the
signing of the memorandum of understanding to take advantage of the
photogenic backdrop of the Cohutta Mountains .

Among the perspiring dignitaries seated at the table were Gov. Nathan
Deal, the executive vice president of CSX railroad and the county’s
sole Commissioner, Brittany Pittman. “Twenty-five years from now you
are going to look back in pride at what took place today,” Gov. Deal
said. The CSX vice president said, “the port will provide
cost-effective options for environmentally friendly transportation
services.”Asked about the impact of increased truck traffic,
commissioner Pittman said, “All the due diligence has been done”.

The executive director of the Cohutta Springs Conference Center, a
mountain retreat and youth camp owned by the Seventh-Day Adventists
Church, was a smiling observer of the festivities. He said a CSX
representative told him the future port’s exact location would be “five
or six miles up the road” from the center. A few days later, he learned
that its actual location was to be approximately 600 yards upwind of
the resort’s boundary. He was no longer smiling.

The inland port will operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and is
projected to handle 50,000 shipping containers the first year,
increasing to 100,000 within 10 years. It’s also promised to be a
catalyst for attracting many more truck-laden businesses.

Stacked shipping containers will block the viewshed of the only U.S.
Highway 411 leg of the “Cohutta-Chattahoochee Scenic By-way” at the
road’s closest approach to the Chattahoochee National Forest. The low
rumbling sounds from locomotives, warning beepers on equipment, train
cars coupling, trucks hitching to trailers, and the slamming about of
containers will be audible for miles in all directions. Bright lights
will illuminate the sky 365 nights a year, and the trucks, locomotives
and other equipment will produce a perpetual cloud of toxic diesel
emissions that will be carried by the prevailing upsloping winds into
the highest elevations of the ecologically fragile Cohutta Mountains.

The Cohutta Wilderness, a “Class I Wilderness,” and the largest
mountain wilderness east of the Mississippi, is just five miles
downwind, and the contiguous national forest is just one mile downwind.
Together, they form the watershed for the upper Conasauga River, equally
renowned by trout fishermen and biologist for its pristine waters and
biodiversity. The river is the habitat for a dozen endangered or
threatened species, and through the efforts of numerous businesses,
non-profits and environmental groups, it was recently named as
Georgia’s only “Outstanding Natural Resource Waters.”

Little Sumac Creek, near its confluence with Big Sumac Creek, is the
southern boundary of the port site. Leakage of toxic petro-fluids from
trucks and equipment, combined with the inevitable accidental spillages
of other toxins, will end up in runoff that will flow downstream into
the Conasauga River within the habitat of the Conasauga Logperch, an
endangered species found nowhere else in the world.

Shipping containers — principal conveyances for invasive species — will
be opened in the shadow of Grassy Mountain, home to 550 species of flora
and fauna. Grassy Mountain is littered with the ancient trunks of the
fabled American Chestnut tree, killed by a fungus brought from Japan at
the turn of the century. The still-standing skeletons of Canada Hemlock
trees, ecologically important icons, are the more recent victims of an
insect brought from Asia.

Inadequately inspected containers, potential delivery systems for
terrorists’ weapons of war, will be unloaded a few hundred feet from a
community park with ballfields, a walking track and playground. The
port site is directly across the highway from a century-old church and
there are numerous nearby residences.

After jobs creation, the port’s most frequently touted selling points
are its positive environmental impact and relief for Atlanta’s traffic
congestion. The port, which will create 20 mediocre jobs, will be
located over 20 miles from I-75. The additional heavy-truck traffic
will create havoc on the area’s connecting two-lane country roads, but
will hardly be missed in Atlanta.

This illogical site selection will negatively impact the health of the
area’s residents, erode their property values and present the potential
for catastrophic damages to some of our most valuable natural resources.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 02 October 2015

Reality,

True: even the best managers are all too often talked to & treated like
they are/were dirt.  This co. has lost some good ones because of that --
some could & did, go to better jobs.  Sad. 

The stockholders ought to take a harder stance & vote to clean house,
starting at the top.  They need to fix things.....ASAP.

Name: reality
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years
Posted: 02 October 2015

Engine repair

What you are saying is 100% true. But what you do not take into account
is this is big business. They only care about the bottom line and
LIABILITY.  Would it not make better sense to have a failure on every
single employee? Would that not make a better case in court for the
company if an employee can be shown to be an unsafe worker when they
are injured and are standing in court in front of a judge?
Injuries hurt the hell out of their ability to receive accreditation.
It's all about public image and backers. You along with every employee
who writes or speaks negatively about their jobs are just considered
disgruntled and whiners. Facts not fiction. Why do you  think your
unions don't do a thing until something happens that hits the media.
The company gets with them to smooth over the problem with "happy"
money or scratches someone's back. If your union can score a big
publicity hit they will jump like stink on shitz.

We(anonymous group) had the opportunity to sit in on a multiple way
conference call with a group of supervisors. The leading "chair" was
an upper management person from Jacksonville. We were floored on the
way the supervisors where belittled and talked down to. They were
treated like ignorant and uneducated idiots. One was even threatened if
his so called "business" sense didn't improve. There was absolutely
nothing encouraging or positive about the entire experience. So it goes
to show that it isn't just the blue collar workers who are treated like
trash.
We could all publish a list of names of supervisors who left a
particular district that came forward to the employees and revealed the
direct orders that were given to them to get out in the fields and get
more failures or start looking for another craft to work in.
These were supervisors with a conscious. No, you wont see that list.
Some are still employed and due to their honesty they have our respect

I'm sure the lawyers and public media directors for csx will have a
fit after reading this one but its best that you and all other
employees know that its just not the field workers in any craft that is
singled out. All levels of management are treated the same.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Engine repair, for 10-20 years
Posted: 02 October 2015

Hey with all the talk of layoffs and shop and terminal closings you
railroaders need to listen up.If your laid off know your rights. Also
if you have less than 5years I would think seriously about finding
another line of work. This company does not care about you or your
family if you havent already figured that out. Their oppression is only
going to get worse. There are plenty of jobs out there that might not
pay as well, but as far as bottom dollar it will be close. Csx wants to
take away rr retirement  and your health care. So any comparison to
other careers or jobs will eventually be a mute subject. Those of you
in transportation already know you dont have a life. When you look back
on it when your kids are grown you will regret it, working weekends,
being on call, cant make any concrete plans, putting up with their
stupid attendance policies, no quality family time etc. A little extra
money is not worth the aggravation. There are a lot of companies out
there who will treat you like a human being, and will not try to make
you work holidays or spy on you with cameras, or hide in the bushes to
write you up so they can fire you for doing something wrong. God above
forgives you for sinning this god forsaken company fires you for not
being PERFECT. They are run by the devil who thrives on greed and
enjoys destroying families lives either by firing them after going to a
kangaroo court or just stripping them of their family time because of
their reduced workforce and bare minimum of manpower in all
departments. Yes if you have a decade or two invested I know it's hard
to give up,but any worker under 10 years I suggest you take a very hard
look at other forms of employment. I have seen several new hires
already  leave, a couple even went back to their previous jobs, and
their as happy as ever. This is only advice from someone who is still
working and regrets the time missed with family and friends over the
last 2 and 1/2 decades, and someone who has seen several co-workers
fired for making human mistakes and getting railroaded. There is now
even a greater possibility of that happening due to cameras, scared
workers who fear for their jobs and won't side or testify for you, and
just plain old company officials who want to boost their standing in the
DEVILS hierarchy for his own evil ego. Again I'm just offering advice,
just like other coworkers offered me years ago, and I wish I had went
down a different path because I've seen other qualities in jobs and
work that are a lot more fulfilling and treat you better than your
going to get at csx. They have said and feel like they own you because 
they pay you better than most other industries, however this isn't true
when you compare skilled labor in other union jobs. Look around and pray
about it you will find a better quality of life away from csx.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 01 October 2015

Ol' King Coal isn't the merry old soul / money maker it used to be for
the RRs that hauled it.  Things do change.  

The big shots have gambled a lot on intermodal\container traffic.
What'll happen to that with the widening of the Panama Canal?

We'll see. Stay tuned.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years
Posted: 30 September 2015

I heard that 5 terminals will be shutting down on the Huntington
Division. I've heard Erwin is already shut down so 4 left to go. I
find it amusing that CSX is shutting down terminals but yet Ward and
the upper tier management will still be receiving their big bonuses. No
wonder CSX is in such bad shape. Ward continues to run us in the ground
and shareholders just let him run the show..obviously we don't have
the brightest shareholders or board of directors. Well way to go
Ward..let's see what else you can destroy in the upcoming year

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 29 September 2015

Railroad and Union Corruption:

There is an unimaginable amount of [Claims] bribes paid through out the
ranks to union officers in order to control cost and support profits!
The corrupt union officers are the only ones getting their claims
paid!
All it takes is one guilt riddled union officer to confess and the
House of Cards will take a dive like Volkswagen!

Volkswagen ripped-off several million customers while the railroads
ripped-off thousands of its employees!

Name: CBrown
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 29 September 2015

When is Corbin closing? What location is next?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 29 September 2015

Pretty much the same in ALL locations\terminals.

No problem with safety committee persons & extra curricular activities
as long as they do their shift & 'safety' bs is handled. CSX doesn't
schedule safety functions, meetings on weekends (do they?).
Problem is with safety team members flipping burgers, doing clean
sweeps, any job that actually ought to be performed by another craft
and/or contracted out & being able to mark off to do that while the
average Joe can't get off without a hassle.

Off "UBU" on weekends?  More understandable.  Members have issues &
problems 24/7/365 & are not at all afraid of calling a local rep.
anytime.  And if a union rep. is working a slop freight unassigned pool
& has to be in place \ available 1st thing Mon. morning, he\she may
very well have to mark off Friday.  Walk a few car-lengths in a
part-time local union officer's boots.

Name: Laughing 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 29 September 2015

In our terminal the safety committee or the " SAFETY GUYS ". give the
safety a bad name. They lay off safety, but attend ball games, family
functions, Without it going against CSX attendance policy.. I know two
guys that lay off at least 4-7 times a month for SAFETY OR Union
Business... Same guys every month... They come to work talking about
going to ball games and other activities while on safety or UB......
The trainmasters know what they do but nothing is done...  These
programs would be good but some people ruin it.... We call them sucks
...... Also the guys that lay off on the weekends for safety or UB
still get they're perfect attendance stock for being available... The
company needs to make huge adjustments..... !!!!!!!!!

Name: NOT FOOLED
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 29 September 2015

Other/non (9/26)
So which post got under their skin. we all know you are a management
mole. Was it the post fronting out the company and their once again
inept ability to publish accurate info or was it the post from someone
in corporate calling them out. One of them got under your skin. Once
again trying to distract the posters from the topic at hand.  Go back
under your corporate rock!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 27 September 2015

To the non railroad employee 
You write in calling railroaders a bunch of "complaining pansies" but
you have never had to listen and endures what we have to. So before you
start calling out people,that you have no idea what we go through, mind
your own business. You probably couldn't make on the steel highway.
It's more to it than just "riding or blowing horns"

Name: Oh no.
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 27 September 2015

Who needs managers to enforce the rules and write folks up when the BLET
local chairman in calls the CSX DTO and dimes out a road crew for now
properly filling out a daily inspection report and air slip.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 26 September 2015

Why do you railroad guys complain so much about your jobs?Hell all yall
do is ride on the rails and blow the whistle and get a big check.Yall
sighned up for it yall went to the hiring session they told yall what
the deal was before you got the job and you wanted it any way.You bunch
of panisies.I wish I had the job all you do is ride on a train and blow
the whistle and make a good check.You guys are a joke.Give me a
railroad job I will show you how to appreciate something.You bunch of
wussies.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 25 September 2015

It has always been my dream to work for csx to ride the rails and blow
the horns and make that good money.What a life it must be.How do I get
hired?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 25 September 2015

All RR employees (including full time union reps.) who sit at a desk in
environmentally controlled offices looking at charts, graphs,
contracts, etc., and dream up crap should have to spend time out in the
field annually and experience things firsthand.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 25 September 2015

Swell.  Like T&E employees need even more PITA things to do. 
Fiasco?  Absolutely.  
Too many educated idiots & not near enough real railroaders running
this outfit.

Name: joke
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years
Posted: 24 September 2015

What the F
 
There was a notice that came out on this very change in reporting your
qualifications. Like most people I'm sure you did not read the notice.
Seems to be one of the biggest mistakes made by employees.
You will notice there are instructions stating that you are to take a
list of the areas that are incorrect to your TM, manager or
Superintendent so they can notify cmc of the corrections that need to
be made. THERE IS NO DEDLINE DATE IN THIS NOTICE AS TO WHEN YOU ARE TO
HAVE THIS DONE!

Now knowing csx as we all do, this will be one big fiasco. There will
be hundreds of employees with incorrect information and there is no way
the TM'S, managers or any superintendent will take the time to correct
every single employee's record. This will be a major joke for months
to come.

Take a copy of the notice along with a copy of your qualifications
listed in the system. Highlight all errors. Make another copy for your
union representation and note on it the date and time you gave the
information to management. When you are called by CMC for a job that
you are not qualified for but it is noted that you are you can tell
them when and who you forwarded the correct information to.

Name: what the f....
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 24 September 2015

hey avon people


anyone else take a look at this new employee qualification board that
is showing up on the crew screen.. From what I can tell it is supposed
to list the jobs you are able to cover with qualifying expiration
dates. There is a bunch of jobs listed on mine that expire in the
future and I have never worked them a day since I was hired. How in the
hell can they say my qualifications expire in 2018 and I never worked
them one day.  

Something is going on here. Im hearing the union is buckling under and
is close to agreeing we become one big extra board. Heard they already
did this in Danville.  What the hell will seniority be if you are on
one big extra board.  Something is going on.  


Heard anything from your LC'S

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for 20-30 years
Posted: 23 September 2015

everybody use to think conrail was bad but this place sucks. hopefully
everybody realizes every railroad is probably like csx . also I would
brace your self , if cp rail take over this joint it will get worse. 
hunter Harrison of cp rail will be worse then ward and sandborn.
remember this place will never change AND I MEAN NEVER! the unions have
no power to do anything. you have two choices, either you put up with it
or you can find employment else where. that is a cold hard fact. every
body here is replaceable. like I said no one is holding you hostage. if
good paying jobs were easy to find I be gone by now but have to much
time in to quit to throw away a pension

Name: ralph lambert
E-mail: carylabelguy@yahoo.com
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 23 September 2015

People seem a little on edge about their jobs right now but remember
this always happens in an election year. So remember vote Dees Nuts for
President and your MOM as vice president.

Name: in the know
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 22 September 2015

APE

Fed up did not post anything that was not true. Yes the job sucks.
WHY?????? Because what is expected of an employee is much more than any
normal 9-5 job and the environment is pure bullshit.

Now, as for his comment on pay, he couldn't be more right. I cant
count how many times I have had to resubmit a 100% legitimate claim
because some inept moron in payroll did not read the details of the
claim completely and just wrote if off and posted a reply that had
absolutely NOTHING WHAT SO EVER to do with the original claim.
Our unions threw us under the bus the day they signed an agreement with
the company stating all they had to do was quote on our earning
statement that a claim was denied because it was unfounded. If you
don't remember when that happened then you haven't been around long
enough or you just don't pay attention to what our unions are doing to
us.
As for the attendance policy, it is in review with state and federal
medical boards along with other groups.  If a person is legitimately
sick but not sick enough to go to the hospital or emergency room then
they should not be punished with points after they submit a valid
doctors slip.
Now, my doctor has told me if anyone in csx refuses to accept his
paperwork and even hints that he wrote a slip that wasn't valid or
didn't warrant my excuse from work he would sue their pants off.
Accusing a doctor or writing bogus medical excuses is illegal,
unethical and as he said...slanderous.  My doctor wont take those kind
of accusations lightly. I suggest everyone speak to their personal
physicians and get their take on how they intend to handle it. My
physician also stated if it was after hours to go to the emergency
room. You have every right to. If enough people start making the
insurance companies  dish out thousands to cover emergency visits then
maybe the company might start taking a closer look at their idiotic
decision when the insurance company comes after them.
Yes, the job sucks. Our union agreement is raped every day. Our pay is
screwed with constantly. We work all hours of the day, all days of the
week and give up a lot of family time. Yes we get good pay for it when
we get what is due us, but we deserve it. Very few professions give up
their quality of life as we do.

Now for a pet peeve..........
Ive been with this company over 20 years. When I was a cub I had no
problem with my pay. When csx took over it went to hell. I watched all
the new hires come in and get screwed over on their training pay
constantly. I have seen some get tickets locked out and backed up and
go without any pay for a month. It is September 2015 AND ITS STILL
HAPPENING!  How many damn years will it take csx to figure out how to
set up a program that doesn't screw the hell out of the new guy!

OH YEAH! Almost forgot. CSX has managed to screw up our ability to go
in and print our employee history in multiple pages. You now have to 
go back and start all over again at the beginning after you print a
single page. This is a pain in the arss and is time consuming. Go
figure,,, the company making it harder to copy our history. Makes you
wonder if they did on purpose knowing some people wont take the time to
do it. Has anyone figured out a shortcut to this problem. If so I along
with a dozen other people would like to know! We use our history for
legal as well as tax purposes.

Name: CSX Wife
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 1-10 years
Posted: 21 September 2015

Im curious if anyone else has issues with getting anything accomplished
with payroll? They tell you, you were paid wrong, then take that money
back, but they cant explain to you how you should've been paid. Their
solution is to open a case, and when you ask to be called back because
you have questions that can be better explained via telephone, they
still email you with a generic answer. I have tried to comb through all
of these policies but they go in circles and completely contradict
themselves. I have a friend who also has issues with them and we get
different stories about the same thing. There needs to be a more
streamlined process and they need to deliver the same information. I
know they are a great company, and I am thankful my husband has this
job, I just wish things were a little more simpler when it comes to
dealing with payroll. The guys in Mobile don't even know how to put
off tickets, when the new guys started and they asked what they were
supposed to do everyone was just shrugged and said "I don't know, I
do it this way". Every single one of them does it differently. And you
certainly don't learn things until you screw up and lose your pay. We
are currently furloughed and  Im wondering how long that will last.
This is the 3rd time we've been furloughed in a little over a year.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 18 September 2015

wow ,fed up really ???? working here is like slavery.... really??? I
didn't know slaves made a pretty good wage and health insurance and a
decent retirement at the end ??lets go on a wildcat strike????? not how
it works. go ahead and get some of your co workers to go on strike with
you and they fire you all and union wouldn't do nothing about it cause
you just cant walk out and strike.no one here is holding you hostage
pointing a gun at you keeping you here. we all   know this place sucks
so if you don't like it just quit!!!I notice a lot of new hires just
whine and cry like hungry newborns that want a bottle!!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for 20-30 years
Posted: 18 September 2015

sounds like one of the " give me, I don't want to work for it
generation" person whining. you don't like it quit. this place has
sucked for a long time. welcome to the club!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 18 September 2015

Fed Up,  1-10 yrs.:

Sure, you are entrusted to work with heavy equipment weighing thousands
of tons worth millions of dollars = a high level of responsibility and
also have to endure a hard lifestyle & put up with a lot of harassment
per se, all of which you should be compensated for.

All too many youngsters are 1st-time union members & do not read &
understand their contractual agreements.  Way too many invalid penalty
claims are turned in.  Even the good ones sometimes are not paid for
yrs. & if/when they are, it's at the pay scale of the time period when
1st submitted.  Legal.  That's the way it is.

Bitch & complain about union representation?  Consider this country's

anti-labor views.
At times it seems representation is not very good but just where do you
think you'd be without any?  Do a term or two in a union rep's shoes
before blowing off.  

Strike:  
Research & read/study the Railway Labor Act & understand why that law
was enacted in the 1st place.  The carrier wouldn't want a strike, the
unions wouldn't, other workers whose businesses depend on rail
shipments wouldn't, the public wouldn't. YOU don't really want that.
 For how long would you be willing to man a picket line? How long would
co-workers do it?   Think more.  Wise up some.

Name: Fed up 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 17 September 2015

Fed up with payroll, we all to need to stick together and hire a High
profile lawyer and give him a percentage as a group and sue csx payroll
department for its practices on denied claims ..it's nothing but
thievery by a company that says People make Difference..which is a dam
joke on how they treat there employees, with being overworked, stealing
and cheating us on our pay.  Look, I didn't right the contract but I
have to abide by it as same as the company should, but does not!!!!!
Thieves! We need to reorganize our unions and make them more for us and
not for the company! Our unions are to out of touch with the men and
women that pay good money for union dues to be getting nothing in
return. I say lets Strike! It's about time we stand together get rid
of the big unions and make them more available for the men and women
that have to abide by their absentee policy which is totally unjust !
It's almost slavery. Let's stand together and make the company better
for us and our customers. We deserve better hours ... We do a very
dangerous job to be so fatigued, out working and being up with no
sleep, because of the scheduling .. If the public only new the real
truth, on all these dangerous chemicals rolling through their towns
with crews that have been up for 36 hrs or more, tired , overworked
it's an accident waiting to happen. Safety is not the railroad main
concern and neither are the crews that work for them.  it's Money$$$$

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 13 September 2015

CSX Corporate Motto:

Employee Need, Pay No Heed.
Uphill Slow, Downhill Fast.
Tonnage First, Safety Last.

Name: Me
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 09 September 2015

Looks like Munoz replacement is Cindy Sanborn.  CSX is getting desperate
for qualified execs.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 08 September 2015

To the SP Engineer:

The rumor of Munoz's replacement is said to be a UP V.P. named
Castagna. Is he the one that got his PHD during his working career?

Name: Retired FRA Inspector
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years
Posted: 07 September 2015

I hope that train is in better shape than when I inspected it four years
ago.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 06 September 2015

The presidential train is coming ....every one look happy about how they
are screwing us out of money every day....you can tell when it comes
because MOW paints all the derails.....how impressive is that?.......

Name: Retired now
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 30 August 2015

Seems like many managers have emotional problems, and act antisocial,
etc.  Likewise, lots of rank & file employees don't conduct themselves
any better.
People that live in glass houses shouldn't throw stones.

Name: warning
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years
Posted: 30 August 2015

GORDON(ROSELAKE YARD)

Good morning Mr. Gordon. Everyone knows you read this website. So I am
taking this opportunity to give you some good advice. If you want to
keep your job I suggest you review your supervisors policy guide and
brush up on your skills with communication. It is not acceptable nor
will it ever be acceptable for any manager/supervisor to chastise,
belittle or degrade any employee over the radio or in front of any
other employee working for CSX. You can not and will not be allowed to
continue this kind of behavior. If you can not find your training
manuals then you need to sit down with your supervisor (Mr. Aleek) and
have him explain to you the consequences of violating an employees
right to private counseling and the ethics charges you could and most
likely will incur if you continue to go down this path.
Put yourself in the employees shoes. Would you not be upset if you were
fronted out on a radio or in front of fellow employees? Would you not
feel ill will toward a supervisor who has embarrassed and belittled you
in front of others?  I would seriously think twice before I went down
this path again. Use you head. You still have time to correct your
actions. Use any spare time you have to brush up on your supervisory
and communication skills.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 29 August 2015

Is it taught at the not so redi center for managers to
walk,talk,look,and act like a PRICK?.......these young PUNKS can't or
probably will not introduce themselves to anyone.....whatever happened
to the handshake?.....these mofos think they are some kind of
superstars.....what a freak show it is.....

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 28 August 2015

Furloughed out of Avon, IN the day of mark up. Left a great paying job
for csx then got the shaft on promotion day.gotta love the
professionalism and consideration of peoples obligations and families.
Thanks csx!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 27 August 2015

Screwed,

Have those with less seniority - not furloughed yet - completed their
training? If not, they really don't have all rights yet (can't make
seniority moves, etc.)  If & when they complete training you'll
probably be saying adios to them too.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years
Posted: 27 August 2015

Unfortunately you had better get use to being furloughed. I think that
this is a very unethical practice by the company. As you are finding
out CSX cares nothing for its employees. The only thing CSX cares about
is their big bonuses for Ward, Munoz,and Sanborn..well and a few others.
Now the one thing this company hates is bad publicity. With all eyes
turning to a presidential election in the next year try reaching out to
some local politicians and news media and let them do some research on
government spending.Then be available to tell your story along with
others in your position.

Name: screwed
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 27 August 2015

NO WORK PEOPLE

AVON YARD JUST FURLOUGHED A BUNCH OF US. THEY ALSO HAVE GUYS FULOUGHED
WITH MORE SENIORITY THAN OTHERS THEY DIDNT FURLOUGH. WHATS UP WITH
THAT. HOW CAN THEY FURLOUGH ME AND LEAVE A GUY WITH LESS SENIORITY ON
THE ROSTER. I THINK WE SHOULD GET SOME OF THE GRANT MONEY THEY GOT FROM
THE GOVERNMENT TO HIRE AND TRAIN US IN THAT SCHOOL. WHY SHOULD THEY GET
MONEY TO HELP THEM THEN PUT US ON THE STREET.  SOMEONE KNOW IF THAT IS
EVEN LEGAL FOR THEM TO DO?

Name: Bend Dover
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 25 August 2015

Ben there,

I think csx needs to cut Management just like the UP did recently in
Omahaha, and cut some of these worthless TMs and RFEs too. All bums.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Yard Master, for 30+ years
Posted: 25 August 2015

CSX sucks..just heard today we are losing another customer. Good job
Ward and Oscar are doing. If Oscar gets Ward'job we will be fucked
even more

Name: Big Wig
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 25 August 2015

Thank you folks for making the attendance policy work. Together we can
make a big difference. This is how tomorrow moves. Love you guys.  


Corporate

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 24 August 2015

I have an idea....why don't all the einsteins at the redi center teach
the conductors in training to copy an ec-1 for about a week and then
maybe the engineer won't have to do everything then.....

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 20 August 2015

There you go.  Another person who understands.
Things (traffic, ect.) have slowed, sure, but.....
ALL the so called big shots at csx need to be crap-canned.
The house needs cleaned starting at the top & worked down.

Name: Ben There
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 30+ years
Posted: 20 August 2015

Management GREED!

I have always said that if CSX failed as a company it would be because
of Upper Management Greed.  Most all of the people holding this level
of employment, are somebody's BOY.  All they are interested in is Big
Salaries, Raises. Stock options and Bonuses.  CSX is again getting too
top heavy with Management that really does not know anything about
Railroading.  Stock prices have been on the decline all year of 2015
and now in late August there seems to be no hope for recovery before
years end.  Too many upper management people have been seen to drop
large numbers of stock back ion March and April and looks too close to
be insider trading.  Wake up CSX  and correct your problems and get the
attraction of investors again.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 19 August 2015

Rumor is Mr. Harris is getting his ass handed to him from Conner. It's
about time they see that Mr. Harris can't run a railroad without
others helping him out.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 18 August 2015

70 percent of bonus......thank you massa ward....what a privilege it is
to work for you....I can't wait to tell my grandchildren about
you.....

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years
Posted: 18 August 2015

What's scary about a merger with UP? I'm sure they can run a railroad
better than CSX. CSX could be a great railroad if the board of
directors would show the Ward the door..Ward and his bunch has cost us
vusiness. Sure things are slow in a lot of markets however I've seen
some business leave CSX and go with other railroads or other modes of
transportation on the Huntington Division  because CSX would rather
have people furloughed instead of working and therefore not able to
meet customer demands. Can't blame the customer. Does UPS or JB Hunt
turn customers away because they don't have the manpower?  I doubt it

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 17 August 2015

Oh now, hundreds is a lot.  
What's the plan? Each & every situation, terminal, etc., to be handled
by FNGs with no RR experience or just ignored & overlooked as much as
possible?

Name: IR
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 17 August 2015

RE; $$$$ Dated June 12, 2015:

The UP announced a lay-off of hundreds of management employees in the
coming months in order to improve the bottom as they said.

Many believes that the Hedge Fund managers are hovering and--an
announcement of more lay-offs is imminent. 

UP & CSX merger coming soon!

Name: ralph lambert
E-mail: carylabelguy@yahoo.com
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 16 August 2015

bussiness is slow! we are lucky to have a job!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 13 August 2015

With the awesome dispatching being done nowadays I can see why nothing
is on time anymore.....tone up .....nothing .....20 min....30 min
.....45 min.....goes by.....what in the Sam hill can be going
on?......at this point who gives a flying fart?....not me.....good luck
to UPS.....I might actually get my Christmas presents on time this
year.....yay!!!!.....

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 13 August 2015

From a die-hard democratic anti-company union man:
Anymore, this website sucks as bad as csx, if not worse.

Name: UPS
E-mail: 
Employed as: CSX Customer, for N/A
Posted: 13 August 2015

Rumor around the corporate office is that UPS will not be renewing our
contract with CSX next holiday season.

Name: Raptor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 13 August 2015

Its a good thing Michael Ward never visits past the regional building or
i would have no way to make my truck payment. I think craft employees
are right there are too many chiefs and not enough indians.But fuck
safety....safety is a way of loosing out on my bonus....id like to rip
a pin off this car and shove it sideways up your ass! Oh harassment
policy...suck my over grown harry nut sack

Name: Selkirk
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 13 August 2015

Hump,hump,hump, we are tramsportaion we dont give a fuck about your
safety! Im hungry for my bonus. So what i have little man syndrome you
cant touch me or you will get fired! Now get back to work you little
pee ons. Its a good thing michael ward never comes in the yard or i
would be fucked...

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years
Posted: 12 August 2015

The reason for the low morale of employees is all on CSX. When employees
are worried about having a job week to week because this sorry outfit is
all on CSX and Ward. Of course Ward doesn't have to worry about this
because he has millions of dollars. He's a sorry CEO and a son of a
bitch. With that said how does this bunch expect employees to
feel..seriously I'm to come to work with a positive attitude knowing
the only reason I'm working this week is because other people are on
vacation..get real..fuck you Ward

Name: Retired now
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 12 August 2015

Railroading can be\is a hard life. Working the road, especially "call
lists" unassigned freight and/or bridge\track gangs, heck, any
"extra list" etc., is much harder still.  For the amount of time
spent at work, or subject to work, the pay is not that great.  

Many things are better now days: the equipment & rolling stock, the
lodging, operational changes.....

Normal for RRers to bitch & complain.  Did notice over the years that
there is a less of that from employees that worked regular jobs
with regular hours.

CSX has alienated too many customers & employees.

Railroading is not for everybody. An employee, no matter the craft,
should be treated with dignity & respect. Not made to feel that they
should be butt-kissing humbly grateful to just have a job.

There is way too much aggravation & stress & tension. In the operating
rule book for the trans. dept. there are rules regarding being civil,
courteous, & not be quarrelsome. EVERYONE should adhere to those & be
held accountable if they don't.
Things need to change.

Maybe there ought to be a total housecleaning starting at the top
management on down.  Employee morale, stock worth, on & on, should
be better.  
Maybe the big shots have ideas - they plan for things looking at years
ahead.   Unions always have to play catch-up.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 11 August 2015

Well Meatball,
Just exactly how is a train crew, operating via authority, not
signal indication, supposed to know for sure when another train 
has cleared certain limits - if not informed by a dispatcher?
Explain please.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 11 August 2015

Perfect example of Attitude in the negative sense. Pull up stop and wait
for the train ahead to clear. WOW WHAT SHOULD I DO WHEN IT CLEARS UP,
Nothing?
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 Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 07 August 2015

Another thing I can't stand anymore are these smart ass
dispatchers....train in the block ahead....ec-1 territory.....pull up
to our limit....stop and wait on train ahead to clear up....sit for an
hour or so....dispatcher calls now and says 'how long are you going
to
sit there before you call me?'.....whhhhatttt?.....it is his JOB to
call us when the train ahead clears up......no more dispatching for me
pal....I will sit there all frickin day before I call you....that is
your JOB NOW DO IT don't put it on the crew as always...I do my job
now u do yours and trains will run......

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: CSX Customer, for N/A
Posted: 11 August 2015

As a customer I don't put any blame on the train crew. Instead I place
the blame on the local management and top executives. CSX has the
attitude toward it's customers is it's our way or no way. As if they
are the only cost effective service out there. Well that mentality does
not work for me and my company and that's why NS is picking up our
contract in September and we are purchasing trucks to haul goods within
a 500 mile radius of our distribution center. Maybe we will consider CSX
after Ward is out of there along with his puppets.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 10 August 2015

Sorry bout your luck CSX customer.....the crews try hard everyday but
management just wants to efficiency test all the time.....in other
words screw you we do not care about you , your workers,or your
customers......

Name: VLC
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 10 August 2015

NOTICE NOTICE NOTICE

IT HAS BEEN BROUGHT TO OUR ATTENTION THAT BEGINNING NEXT WEEK THE
CARRIER WILL START ENFORCING PARTS OF THE BLET SYSTEM AGREEMENT THAT
WAS RATIFIED IN JANUARY. THE FIRST SET WILL BEGING WITH LONG POOLS
BEING SET UP AS 6-2 WITH REST DAYS HAVING TO BE OBSERVED UNLESS YOU ARE
FORCED ONTO REST FOR FRA START RULES. THE POOLS WILL BE SELF SUBSTAINING
AND NO SPOT WILL BE FILLED WITH AN EXTRA BOARD ENGINEER UNLESS ALL TURNS
ARE EXHAUSTED OR VACANT DUE TO SCHEDULED MARK OFF...ETC.. THE AGREEMENT
IS VERY CLEAR THAT POOL CREWS ARE NOT TO BE USED FOR EXTRA WORK OFF OF
THEIR POOLS UNLESS BOARDS ARE COMPLETELY EXHAUSTED.  POOL CREWS NEED TO
FILE CLAIMS IMMEDIATELY WHEN BEING USED AS J JOBS AND OTHER DOG CATCHING
JOBS WHEN THERE ARE ANY EXTRA BOARD ENGINEERS AVAILABLE. IF MADE TO DO
SO YOU MUST FILE CLAIMS TO BE MADE WHOLE. NO MORE COMBINED SHORT TRIPS
AND TIME CONSUMED. 

IF YOU HAVENT READ THE PROPOSAL YOU BETTER GET ONE AND GET ON IT! 
THERE ARE SEVERAL AREAS OF OUR WORK RULES THAT ARE CHANGING AND SOME
ARE GOING TO BE A MESS WHEN THEY ARE IMPLEMENTED. THE WORST OF ALL WILL
BE THE PROCEDURE FOR TAKING EARLY MARK OFF. THE WAY IT IS WORDED WILL
PRETTY MUCH PUT YOU AT THE MERCY OF THE SUPERVISORS AND MAKE IT HARD AS
HELL TO BE OFF EARLY ENOUGHT TO CATCH PLANE FLIGHTS AND OTHER SERIOUS
SCHEDULES THAT YOU HAVE MADE BEFORE YOUR VACATIONS TIME. THE CLAUSE
WHERE THEY CAN WORK YOU ON A JOB THAT KEEPS YOU AT YOUR HOME TERMINAL
WILL BE THE BIGGEST THORN. IF THE CARRIER FEELS  THERE IS ENOUGH
MANPOWER TO ALLOW YOU TO MARK OFF EARLY THEN YOU WILL BE GRANTED THE
EARLY LAY OFF. IF THEY FEEL THERE IS A SHORTAGE YOU WILL STAY MARKED UP
AND AVAILABLE FOR THEM TO SUMMONS YOU IN FOR A LOCAL JOB OR JOB THAT
KEEPS YOU AT HOME. YOU CAN NOT, AND LET ME REPEAT THIS, CAN NOT BE
CALLED AFTER 2000 WHEN GOING INTO A SCHEDULED DAY OFF. HOWEVER, NOTHING
STOPS THEM FROM CALLING YOU AT 1759 AND FORCING YOU ONTO A JOB THAT MAY
INTERFERE WITH YOU PLANS THE MORNING OF YOUR OFF DAY.   READ THIS
AGREEMENT UNTIL YOU GET IT MEMORIZED. BE PREPARED TO HAVE YOUR PLANS
TOTALLY SCREWED UP WHEN THE DECISIONS IS LEFT IN THE HANDS OF MANAGMENT
TO DECIDE IF YOUR REASON FOR EARLY MARK OFF IS GOOD ENOUGH.  FAVORITES
ARE PLAYED AND WILL CONTINUE TO BE PLAYED.   GET READY FOR THE HORSE
AND PONY SHOW TO START.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: CSX Customer, for N/A
Posted: 07 August 2015

As a CSX customer all I can say is bring back Southern..my company will
not renew with CSX..local management lies to us about the reasons for
delays in receiving my products. Southern is not the fastest either
however they were normally 4-6 hours later than scheduled or
expected..CSX is at least 12 hours or in some cases a day later. CSX
convinced us that their services were more costly than Southern but
they were a premium service...well we are going back to Southern..at
least I know my product will at least show up that day

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 1-10 years
Posted: 07 August 2015

Ward is a horrible CEO..combine that with a horrible board of directors
and what does equal..disaster..Ward should go ahead and go before he
does any further damage. I love how boards are being cut to a minimum
and customers are not being serviced at a consistent level..actually
they are consistent..it's called slow if your lucky to get serviced at
all...How tomorrow moves..slowly

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 07 August 2015

Another thing I can't stand anymore are these smart ass
dispatchers....train in the block ahead....ec-1 territory.....pull up
to our limit....stop and wait on train ahead to clear up....sit for an
hour or so....dispatcher calls now and says 'how long are you going to
sit there before you call me?'.....whhhhatttt?.....it is his JOB to
call us when the train ahead clears up......no more dispatching for me
pal....I will sit there all frickin day before I call you....that is
your JOB NOW DO IT don't put it on the crew as always...I do my job
now u do yours and trains will run......

Name: Retired FRA Inspector
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years
Posted: 07 August 2015

Ditto for me. I hated CSX and its managers. When I retired three years
ago, it seemed far worse than NS ever was.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 1-10 years
Posted: 07 August 2015

I've been with CSX for nearly 10 years now and the morale is the lowest
I've ever seen. I'm seeing die hard railroaders that took pride in
their work and do their best to get trains from one end of the road to
the other now dogging trains and don't care if they turn a wheel or
not. And truthfully I'm there with them. My goal is to dog ever
possible train I can. CSX doesn't care if the freight gets moved so
why should I care..fuck these bastards..fuck you Ward

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 06 August 2015

Boy Oh Boy,

Wonder how many csx employees are going to believe that:
"The Company image is #1 first.  Profit comes second".

No doubt there is long way to go, a lot to do, to fix all 
that ails csxt.  The co. should be doing a lot better.
Good routes all over - east of the Mississippi; good terminals, 
good ports, etc.    It's too bad.  A shame actually.

Name: know
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years
Posted: 06 August 2015

Cond. 30+

The company has a team in place to read the post on this site everyday.
The public relations department must be notified if anything pops up
that may seriously tarnish their image. Damage control is set in place.
A legal advisor handles any problems that might occur if info may be
considered risky and possibly a leak from the inside.
If u have information you know for a fact and can prove don't hesitate
to post it. The best was to solve a problem is to bring it to the table
for discussion. Believe me when I say they would rather make it go away
quickly and quietly before allowing it to go full blown on any website. 
The company image is #1 first.  Profit comes second!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 04 August 2015

Could post volumes. The type of advice & history/info from just the last
40+ years that many ought to know & understand if they now do not & it
could\should\would be helpful.  Trouble is: the company may read it
also, so....not here.

Name: retired
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 03 August 2015

Loco brother


Don't feel so bad. When the csx moved in they started taking a penny
every pay. No one knew why. A lot asked and couldn't get an answer
then it just stopped.  Do the math.  A penny from hundreds of workers
for just a few pay periods is a nice Christmas gift. So if u owe 87
cents u bet they are gonna get it.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 29 July 2015

This company  must be in worse shape than I thought it was.....after
taking 250 bucks a pay half back   for the last 2 months.....my last
earnings statement showed a deduction of .82 cents....that's right
boys and girls .82 cents!!!!!......who in the Sam hill would want to
buy this outfit?.......ha-ha ...what a joke!...don't be teasing about
being bought out.....that's being mean....I might have to file for
FMLA now.....

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 1-10 years
Posted: 28 July 2015

If I were a CSX customer I would be jumping ship if I could. Right now
the boards are cut to a bare minimum and trains are being delayed or in
some cases annulled. Customers are being told we have no engines for
your train when at times that is the case. But the truth is there's no
men on the board..and this is the case most times..right now it's pick
and choose which customer is more important. I think it's funny that
we are a transportation company and CSX has the mentality of we don't
care if we move the trains or not. CSX is a total joke..what does it
matter if you have engines and no men to put on them? CSX cares nothing
for their customers or their employees..If you are on the Huntington
Division hell it takes damn near 10 years of service or mote just to
hold a job..we just business away here

Name: Mr.Ward,CEO CSXt
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years
Posted: 27 July 2015

Aww! Thanks Pete Kerlin for being such a great csx Employee!
Railroader of the month of July.

Name: Aleak Young
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 27 July 2015

Pete Kerlin,
Thank you for boasting how good the CSX is and we really like guys
like you! 
Thanks for posting on this board your real Name.

Aleak Young

Name: no more dues
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 27 July 2015

UTU/BLE

WHAT THE HELL IS GOING ON AND WHAT THE HELL IS WRONG WITH YOU. HAVE YOU
TOTALLY JUST LOST YOUR MINDS OR HAS YOUR FAT PADDED POCKET THAT ARE
LINED WITH OUR HARD EARNED MONEY JUST TURNED YOU INTO A BUNCH OF
CARRIER SUCK UP LEACHES.

HOW LONG ARE YOU GOING TO LET CSX RAPE THE HELL OUT OF OUR AGREEMENTS.

ROAD CREWS FORCED TO WORK 10-15 MILES OUT OF THEIR ADVERTISED LIMITS
AND TOLD THEY DONT GET A TICKET OR A DIME EXTRA. INSIDE THEIR SO CALLED
TERMINAL LIMITS. HOW LONG BEFORE THEY EXTEND THEIR LIMITS ANOTHER 20
MILES AND START MAKING US WORK BOTH DIRECTIONS ON LINE OF ROAD. ITS
ALREADY STARTING AND YOUR JUST SITING ON YOUR ARSSES AND LETTING IT
HAPPEN. HOW ABOUT TURNING CREWS WHEN THEY GET TO THE AWAY FROM HOME
TERMINAL AND NOT PAYING THEM A DIME FOR THE TRIP BACK. WHAT THE HELL IS
UP WITH THAT CRAP. WE ARE ON THE CLOCK ARENT WE. WE ARENT IN OUR OWN
VEHICLES ARE WE. WE ARENT ON OUR OWN PRIVATE TIME. WHAT THE HELL MAKES
THEM THINK WE SHOULDNT BE PAID TO SIT FOR 3-4 HOURS IN A WAGON FOR THE
COMPANY AND NOT BE COMPENSATED FOR OUR TRIP AND TIME.
THRU ROAD FREIGHT CREWS ARE BEING FORCED TO STOP IN LINE OF ROAD AND
SWITCH OUT THEIR TRAINS TO REBLOCK THEM BECAUSE THE TMS FIND OUT THE
TRAIN WASNT BUILT TO THEIR LIKING OUT OF THE OTHER TERMINAL. AVON HAS A
HUMP. WHAT THE HELL IS A HUMP FOR. SORTING CARS! THRU ROAD FREIGHT CREWS
SPEND 25 FRICKIN HOURS IN A HOTEL AND GET SCREWED ON THE WAY HOME
BECAUSE THE TM WANTS THE TRAINS BLOCKED TO BREAK UP WHEN THEY GET IN
THE RECEVING YARD. FLAT SWITCHING AND BLOCKING YOUR TRAINS IN LINE OF
ROAD IS A BUNCH OF SHIT. POOR PLANNING ON THE TERMINALS  PART DOESNT
CONSTITUTE AN EMERGENCY ON OURS.  USE YOUR DAMN HUMP. THATS WHAT ITS
FOR. USE YOUR YARD CREWS. THATS WHAT THEY ARE FOR. 
UTU/BLE.... YOU WONT BE LINING YOUR POCKETS WHEN WE SAY ENOUGH IS
ENOUGH AND WE STOP PAYING THEM. WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO WHEN SEVERAL
HUNDRED MEMBERS TELL YOU TO STICK IT.
MAKE THEM REACH IN THEIR POCKETS AND GET THE YARD SWITCHERS BACK. TOSS
THOSE GREEN BOXES AND GET SOME REAL CREWS WORKING THE YARDS. GET THE
ROUST ABOUT CREWS BACK. WORKING ROAD CREWS 12 DAMN HOURS EVERY TRIP IS
BECOMING THE NORM WITH THE EXTRA SWITCHING WORK BEING FORCED ON THEM.
PAY THE CREWS FOR THEIR TIME IN THE WAGONS.  BEEN A LONG TIME COMING
UTU/BLE. BEEN A LONG TIME SINCE THE MEMBERS RALLIED. DONT THINK IT CANT
HAPPEN AGAIN?

Name: pete
E-mail: kerlin_p@yahoo.com
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years
Posted: 27 July 2015

I worked for CSX in all capacities and over the years I have seen good
and bad. The other railroads are similar all have learning curves.
Where employees get in trouble they take advantage of the system and
eventually get caught. Its a huge loss when you loose a job the pays 4
to 5 thousand dollars a month. There are very few jobs in the US that
pay this kind of money and the retirement is good when you draw 4
thousand a month and you wife gets another 2 thousand. Its not a get
rich deal but compared to Social Security 800 a month and work until
you 70. Take good care of what you have ignore the jerks as there have
been plenty of these people that have come and gone. The employees will
let a manager know how good of a job they do by their ability to handle
people.
The days of the drugs and alcohol on duty are gone there is no place
for it in the type of business we perform, especially when you have
someone with a wife and kids that may not see them again because of a
mistake or unnecessary action someone made. Its bad when you see
someone coupled up, kids with arms and legs cut off, head on
collisions, people walking in the middle of the track committing
suicide. You will see it all in your lifetime. Its best to stick
together and work for the changes to make things better while getting
what you want.

Name: Aleak Young
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 23 July 2015

I need better dope!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 22 July 2015

Name: RRJ
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 21 July 2015

Furloughs are part of the job. It's nothing new. When I hired out in
1977 I worked 3 weeks then was furloughed for 2 months got called back
worked 7 weeks then furloughed for 4 months. This went on for 3 1/2
years and would of continued up to another 7 years if I hadn't took a
transfer to another location. If CSX didn't tell you about furloughs
don't feel bad the C&O (now CSX) didn't say anything about it
either.
lol. Welcome to railroading.
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This is the other side of RRJ's comments, by other side that means
different RR different time. I will keep this short and sweet. Hired
Jan 1963 as a Fireman--paid off in 1964-rehired as a Brakeman- 1964. I
was cutoff 1 month in 1968-- was the oldest cutoff and worked at will.
Resigned in 1970. I spent many hours working with those that had been
cutoff for 15 to 17 years, and others that hired at the right time and
had never been cutoff. Just the way it has worked for years.

Name: loosing pools
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 22 July 2015

first off im not a csx suckhole I think 99% of managers are idiots.some
people here thinks im bitching, but im not, I really don't care about
the pools. see I have my 11 personal days , my daily vacations days and
I also mark off sick when the days I want and are taken. see I put my
time in here to have these days to use to mark off. what do people
expect? this is the railroad ,people knew what they were singing up
for. a new hire thinks I don't want to work weekends, i don't want to
work nights and I want to mark off when I want, as many times I want.
where dose it ends? csx needs to move trains that's what we get paid
to do , not " well I had 2 good trips I can mark off fmla for 3
days." and this happens every week probably every where. all I can say
is i can see csx side of this. when a hot stack train is sitting on the
main for hours on a Saturday afternoon during the summer cause they
don't have a crew for hours. I be pissed too. the pools moving dosnt
affect me at all so I don't really care. you know who should care, are
the new hires who are going to get furlough cause of a few bad apples.

Name: RRJ
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 21 July 2015

Furloughs are part of the job. It's nothing new. When I hired out in
1977 I worked 3 weeks then was furloughed for 2 months got called back
worked 7 weeks then furloughed for 4 months. This went on for 3 1/2
years and would of continued up to another 7 years if I hadn't took a
transfer to another location. If CSX didn't tell you about furloughs
don't feel bad the C&O (now CSX) didn't say anything about it either.
lol. Welcome to railroading.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 19 July 2015

Just been furloughed after only being marked up 4 months who knows for
how long. Was told the railroad was gonna fill our pockets up with cash
lol

Name: PTC Sucks ASS
E-mail: 
Employed as: CSX Contractor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 19 July 2015

Anyone ever deal with the guys in the PTC Lab in Jacksonville?  There 
is a certified nutjob running the PTC Lab on the 4th Floor. Goes by the
name of John McVeagh. Rumor has it he was about to get fired for being a
big dick in his last assignment, but some AVP saved him at the 11th hour
and dropped him into the PTC Lab so he could make the entire PTC team
miserable.  Trust me, everyone that works with that asshole during the
day goes home at night and drinks heavily. Employees and contractors
come out of the lab ready to rip out their own eyeballs after dealing
with him.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 19 July 2015

Roselake, Aleak Young = Racial discrimination, incompetence, and
employees not wanting to work for young  and him being on drugs

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 19 July 2015

"losing road pool" and your post:
Nothing further from the truth regarding swap of pools, while there are
those who perhaps abuse FMLA, the balance of those who have FMLA have
been forced into using it BECAUSE of the Carriers attendance policies
(plural because they change week to week flavor of the day). Even those
within the Carrier have suggested to those who run afoul of the policies
that they get FMLA for legitimate reasons. There is culpability on both
sides. I'll also say that there is issues with FMLA at EVERY terminal
not just one terminal. Been that way before FMLA, it'll be that way
until the end of the railroad or other workplace no matter what
location you're in.  
As to the pools, again it's the flavor of the day. Been told "double
ended pools are a thing of the past" by Carrier officials and "this
will make it easier to regulate" (read eliminate DH) which is a
fallacy because when you have so many entities that can call trains and
none are accountable, you get what you get.
So your post is way of base as to the moves boiling down to "certain
individuals" , and as the old saying goes:
"if you haven't heard a good rumour by 10am start one"  but at least
start one that has a shred of truth to it.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 18 July 2015

Who is that prick TM trying to stalk employees posting here?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 18 July 2015

Believe it has to be at least 50 workers & longer than a 6 month
lay-off.  Look up\research the WARN Act.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 17 July 2015

So, the company just furloughed 30-some people without pay or prior
notice  in Cumberland, MD. I would like to know how legal that is.
Shouldn't employees be protected under the Worker Adjustment and
Training Notifician (WARN act)?

I think that this at least violates the ethics stated in the CSX ethics
page. "Mutual respect." I think mutual respect would be to give men
and women with families and bills to pay a prior notice to these sorts
of things. If you plan on furloughing someone without pay, you should
at least give them a notice so they can arrange to be able to feed
their kids. This is cruel and unusual. Also, if you can pick up the
phone and call your employees at all hours of the night to go to work
and to notify them of being bumped.... You can definitely pick up the
phone and call them to tell them they don't have a job for an
indefinite amount of time. 

Am I right or am I right?

Name: alert!!!!
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 17 July 2015

Alert to all

If you work at Avon be careful who you talk to about posting on this
site. A particular train master who's name has been used on here very
frequently was heard telling others that he was given a list of names
of people who have made post about him. The guy who is sucking up to
the train master claims he knows who is using each cover name on their
post. Not sure how he would know but there is a major snitch at Avon
yard. If anyone can figure out who he is let everyone know and post his
name for others. There is no doubt this train master will stalk and set
up anyone who's name was on the list. What a piece of crap! Have to be
a real low life to run to a tm and rat on fellow workers! Watch your
backs!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 17 July 2015

God Help US, this company is in trouble. I have never seen such a
mis-managed company. I could not have dreamed up such a calamity. To
all us railroaders I really hope that someone will come along and save
this company before its to late.

As for the unions, its already to late. Look at who's in the local
offices, look at who is in the national office. They never were worth a
dirty red cent. Lazy Lazy Lazy!

Name: Glad
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 14 July 2015

The co. abolishing jobs, pools, for whatever reason(s), is nothing new. 

40 yrs. of dealing with that type of crap: co-worker vs. co-worker,
employee vs. employer, terminal vs. terminal, division vs.
division......CSX does Suck.  Hell, the truth is, railroading sucks. 

Glad (& thankful - to be outta there)

Name: loosing road  pools 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 14 July 2015

buffalo lost both of there short pools ,west and east pool in 11 days.
rumor has it, its because every one especially certain individuals and
new hires are always marking off f.m.l.a. every weekend. theses are the
same employees who brag about how much they abuse it and say "what are
they going to do about it, its a law,  they cant do nothing to me" 
well they can and did something about it.they gave the work to other
terminals. whats funny now these are now the same individuals crying
there going to lose there jobs.

Name: GC
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years
Posted: 13 July 2015

SSA COVERED ENGINEERS



LISTEN UP ENGINEERS! Before you bombard the General Chairman's office
with any more phone calls get out your agreement and read it with a
fine tooth comb. When you file a claim you have to make sure your are
submitting it for the proper reason and under the proper article. No
one should have to explain to you how red tape and minor errors can
cause delays and screw up the simplest of claims.
One of the biggest violations that is occurring is under aticle 56.
SHORT TURN AROUND SERVICE ORIGINATES AT THE HOME TERMINAL. LET ME SAY
IT AGAIN....HOME TERMINAL.
When you are a road freight engineer and are called out of your away
from home terminal the rules of the agreement are totally different.
READ ARTICLE 51 very closely.  This is where the road crews are getting
severely screwed. Read your questions and answers sections. Q3-A3 states
very clearly if you are on a trip rated job this trip payment will apply
for EACH INDIVIDUAL TRIP. NO COMBINED SERVICE CRAP.  BLACK AND WHITE. NO
GRAY AREA. EACH TRAIN WILL BE CONSIDERED INDIVIDUAL!
YOU ARE NOT TO MAKE A SECOND TRIP WITHOUT BEING RUN THROUGH YOU HOME
TERMINAL UNLESS IT IS AN EMERGENCY BUT YOU STILL ARE TO BE PAID FOR
EACH TRIP

When you get to you home terminal after being called out to run a train
home from your away terminal YOU CAN NOT BE USED AS SHORT TURN AROUND
SERVICE ARTICLE 68. If they want to use you as such you put your time
ticket off and they should put you under another type of service on a
new ticket. They are to tell you specifically that you are being used
for short turn around. NOT DOG CATCHING as they call it. MAKE THEM TELL
YOU THIS SPECIFICALLY. YOU WILL NEED THIS FOR YOUR CLAIM IF THEY REFUSE
TO LET YOU MARK YOUR ROAD TICKET OFF AND GIVE YOU A NEW SHORT TURN
AROUND TICKET. AGAIN, SHORT TURN AROUND SERVICE MUST ORIGINATE FROM THE
HOME TERMINAL ON THE VERY FIRST CALL. DO NOT LET THEM TELL YOU THAT YOUR
TRIP IS ORIGINATING FROM THE HOME TERMINAL. YOU MUST BE CALLED TO WORK
FROM YOUR HOME TO REPORT TO YOUR HOME TERMINAL TO BE CLASSIFIED AS
SHORT TURN AROUND SERVICE!

ARTICLE 57.  ROAD SERVICE.  READ SECTION 5! ROAD TURN AROUND SERVICE. 
THE MOST IMPORTANT NOTE HERE IS PARAGRAPH 1. THE MILEAGE MUST EXCEED 35
MILES FROM THE HOME TERMINAL TO RELEIVING POINT. IF IT DOES NOT IT IS IN
VIOLATION OF THE AGREEMENT. THE COMPANY AVOIDS THIS ARTICLE LIKE THE
PLAGUE! THEY ARE NOT SUPPOSED TO CALL YOU AS A J-JOB FOR THESE TRAINS.
THEY ARE TO BE ISSUED AS "R" JOBS AND YOU WILL BE PAID FOR EVERY TRIP
YOU MAKE.
ROAD CREWS WHO ROLL IN FROM THEIR AWAY FROM HOME TERMINAL WETHER THEY
ARE DEADHEADED OR NOT ARE TO BE GIVEN A NEW TICKET FOR EVERY TRAIN THEY
GET INCLUDING PAY FOR THE DEADHEAD. YOU ARE NOT IN SHORT TURN AROUND
SERVICE! YOU ARE ORIGINATING FROM YOUR AWAY FROM HOME TERMINAL!

READ....READ....READ THESE ARTICLE THOROUGHLY. CARRY A COPY OF THEM
WITH YOU AT ALL TIMES. IF THE DTO OR CHIEF REFUSES ANY INBOUND
UNASSIGNED ROAD FREIGHT CREW THE ADDITIONAL TICKETS THEY RIGHTFULLY
DESERVE YOU SHOW THE ARITLCE TO YOUR SUPERVISORS. WHEN YOU SEND IN YOUR
CLAIM BE SPECIFIC AS TO WHO YOU SHOWED IT TO AND WHO REFUSED TO ISSUE
ANOTHER TICKET TO THE CREW. ROAD CREWS ARE BEING WHIPPED AND BEAT
BECAUSE OF THE MANPOWER SHORTAGES ON THE EXTRA BOARDS. NO CREW WANTS TO
BE AWAY FROM HOME 24-48 HOURS AND THEN AFTER A LONG TRIP HOME TOLD THEY
HAVE MORE TRAINS TO WORK AFTER THEY GET TO THEIR HOME TERMINALS AND
THEY ARENT GOING TO RECIEVE ONE RED CENT FOR THE EXTRA WORK THAT THEY
ARE FORCED TO DO. TERMINAL LIMITS HAVE NOTHING TO DO WITH THE TRIP
RATED MILES. A TERMINAL COULD EXTEND 10 MILES PAST YOUR ENDING
ADVERTISED TRIP LOCATION AND MILES YOU ARE PAID TO TRAVEL. DO NOT LET
THE SUPERVISORS SNOW BALL YOU WITH THE OLD " YOUR WORKING IN YOUR
TERMINAL LIMITS CRAP"! YARD CREWS AND EXTRA BOARD CREWS ARE SUPPOSED
TO BE USED FOR THESE SO CALLED TERMINAL LIMITS JOBS. IF THEY ARE NOT
AVAILABLE THEN ROAD FREIGHT CREWS ARE TO BE PAID AS STATED IN THE
AGREEMENT.

IF YOU DONT GET PAID PUT IN A TRIP ADJUSTMENT CLAIM FOR THE EXTRA MILES
WORKED BEYOND YOUR ADVERISED TRIP RATE. IT DOESNT MATTER IF IT IS JUST 5
MILES. EVERY MILE COUNTS! PUT IN A LAP BACK CLAIM FOR GOING BEYOND YOUR
ENDING LOCATION AND REVERSING BACK IN ANOTHER DIRECTION TO YOUR ORGINAL
END TRIP LOCATION. YOU HAVE ADVERTISED LIMITS AND SPECIFIC MILES. BE
CLEAR AND SPECIFIC ON YOUR CLAIM AS TO WHAT THEY MADE YOU DO AND
WHERE.

LETS WORK TOGETHER HERE BROTHERS AND GET THIS ABUSE NIPPED IN THE BUTT
NOW. GET THESE CLAIMS IN. READ YOUR ARTICLES . FILE A CLAIM FOR EVERY
ARTICLE THAT IS VIOLATED. YOUR LOSING YOUR AGREEMENT RIGHTS AND YOUR
PROTECTED WORKING CONDITIONS. QUIT COMPLAING ABOUT CLAIMS NOT BEING
PAID BECAUSE YOU JUST WANT THE MONEY. CLAIMS ARE THERE TO MAKE THE
CARRIER PAY A PENALTY FOR VIOLATING OUR AGREEMENT. THEY ARE NOT THEIR
TO SUPPLEMENT YOUR INCOME. YOU WANT TO STOP HAVING YOUR TAIL ENDS
WORKED OFF AFTER A LONG HARD TRIP AND TIME OFF AWAY FROM HOME THEN FILE
AS MANY AGREEMENT VIOLATIONS CLAIMS AS POSSIBLE. OTHERWISE YOU ARE JUST
GOING TO HAVE TO LEARN TO LIVE WITH IT!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 1-10 years
Posted: 10 July 2015

CSX is a horrible place to work. Cut jobs and then more jobs until yard
jobs are being annulled or calling men off an assigned job on their off
days to run road trains. Priority trains sitting in the yard because
there are no rested crews to be found. I guess that's is the CSX way
of effiency these days.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 10 July 2015

Donald Trump For President:

Lets get rid of all this political correctness Bull Shit that's
ruining our country!

Name: ralph lambert
E-mail: carylabelguy@yahoo.com
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 09 July 2015

I shit rain bows! I am compleatly insane. Slipping through the
background check is easy as pronounced by all you bubuahs with dog
boxes and or rebel flags in the back of your trucks.Most engineers want
pilots because they don't know there ass from a hole in their ass and
not because of their conductor. most engineers yell at there conductors
because of the pain in their virginas! They could just help their buddy
and not put him on blast! We are all on the same team. For fuck sake!
Lets work together.

Name: ralph lambert
E-mail: carylabelguy@yahoo.com
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 09 July 2015

Chuck Kerston, Train master at Taft yard in Orlando is a big stud muffin
and a great guy to work for! we are both fans of Mr.Pickles!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 09 July 2015

I want to start off by saying I was wrong. now my story. I was a bout to
yard a train at moncrief yard in Jacksonville FL. I was told to talk to
a remote job and what track to go into. The dispatcher lined me into
the wrong track and I got into a different remote zone. I was on a
restricking so we were fucked!The conductor and I job briefed but when
we we went a different direction we thought we remembered the yard
wrong. bottom line 45 days off and I keep hearing how lucky I am! With
wait time I will be off about 2 months.There was no near miss. There
was no damage of equipment. Part of my plee was that I would wittness
against the dispather but I never got another letter so I guess he
pleed out also. Remember, you can be lined wrong and if it is a
restricting signal; you are screwed.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 07 July 2015

For various reasons, management bastards take care of their own.

If a rotten supervisor gets removed & elects to stay in csx management
(have seen it many times), he/she can end up in a more desirable
position in a more desirable (to them) location.

Name: News Flash
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 07 July 2015

Hey CSX

EVERYONE knows that your lawyers and your public relations department
monitors this site everyday. Did it ever occur to you that maybe there
just might be something going on with the conduct of this trainmaster
by the name of Edwards. Have you ever seen any post about other
supervisors that were so vile and full of pure hate. There hasn't been
just one or two, but several over the last year. The whip and beat
mentality and the "IM THE BOSS AND ITS YOUR WORD AGAINST MINE
MENTALITY" has earned this character a death wish to hell numerous
times. So please explain how you intend to look into this. You have an
ethics policy don't you? You have to have received complaints through
your ethic hotline. Just how do you handle a supervisor that obviously
has a serious personality problem and cant handle dealing with people? 
Just curious what steps the company takes to control the damage with the
public and customers after they have read all these post!

Name: Get A Life
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years
Posted: 06 July 2015

Sexual harassment with a minor is public record and the perpetrator
would be required to register as a sexual offender. Since this is
public record, Donny (Donald) Workman is not on any sexual predator
list. Also, reports are public and can be obtained from the public
recorders office of any claims against him. There is no such record as
this is a falsified claim against him. This is a pathetic story made up
by "adults" to try and ruin someone's life.  This is a lible act that
Donny may now prosecute.  The truth always comes out in the end. Made up
story vs FACTS.

Name: used
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 01 July 2015

AVON SUCKS!!!
 

Csx sucked yesterday, toady and will again tomorrow. Still raping the
agreements. Still abusing road crews. Been pulling them out of hotels
and making them dog catching bitches when they have extra board crews
available to do THEIR WORK. SOB'S calling crews out of hotel to dh
home on a J Ticket and then refusing to pay the claims that are due
them when they got a shit load of lap back miles and busting their
balls while extra board guys stay home and sleep. Havent seen the
unions do a damn thing about it yet. This J JOB bullshit has got to
stop. Stealing us blind. Bullshit to sit in hotel for 25 hours to kill
your 6th start then J Job your ass when you finally get to come
home...... CSX SUCKS!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 01 July 2015

Just want to express my deep hatred for that fat fuck worthless piece of
shit Brian(SHAMU)Edwards. Your a poster boy for your dad should've blew
his load in your moms ass!!! I hope you meet a horrible tragic death you
cocksucker!!! I heard your wife likes to get gangbanged by at least 3
guys lol. Fuck you Brian Edwards!!!

Name: Fed up
E-mail: 
Employed as: Engine repair, for 1-10 years
Posted: 30 June 2015

Cumberland Locomotive Shop...what a disgrace. Operated with lies,fear,
idiots, and intimidation.James Brown and his clowns upstairs are liars
and incompetent fools. They hire managers that know nothing so they can
be their muppets. If u go upstairs to ask questions you run into the
first clown Candice and with her is sure to be the other incompetent
rude clown Gail. They don't know a thing, they are rude, arrogant,
ignorant, and plain stupid. They sit around talking smack on other
employees to make themselves feel better.
Next is the managers....all they know are numbers....safety doesn't
mean jack, although they preach the crap out of it. Only one good
manager there and that is Greg Amazqua. They rest of them jack wagons
are pretty much worthless.
Then you have James Brown upstairs, the holy one himself....he is
nothing but a liar, cheat, and a racist pig. Call ethics on him and
nothing gets done. He thrives on fear and intimidation. He ran the only
good person we had upstairs off, the one that knew everything and would
do anything to help you. We all miss Cindy Edwards and would do
anything to get her back. 
In conclusion, it's no wonder everyone is trying to leave Cumberland
Locomotive Shop. It used to be a great place to work.....Now it just
SUCKS!!!!!!

Name: BAT man
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 29 June 2015

To the former div rfe, the BAT strikes again! ...Big Ass Trains, lol.

Name: 
E-mail: Borlandkerry@gmal.com
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 1-10 years
Posted: 29 June 2015

I would like to hear comments stories about Dennis Rhodes.please feel
free to email me...thank you

Name: Ed 
E-mail: pidrfe@hotmail.com
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 28 June 2015

If you assholes block the crossing in Charon,georgia again for 30 mins
like you did tonight 6/28/15 around 9:00pm to meet a trailer train, I
can guarantee you want save any tine. As a retired division DRFE on NS
you had better line your engineers up better than that. I know the
difference between a emergency and a meet.

Name: Iced
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 26 June 2015

To anyone who hears the Bull about cost savings, cutting the fat or any
other terms that describe the efforts by CSX needs to look around.
There is nothing new to this BS strategy by CSX. Posturing for a take
over or whatever comes down the pipeline. Understand this, money can
sway a  good man to decide some really stupid decisions based upon
fear. Another takeover strategy, only means the sky will be falling
once again.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 25 June 2015

June 25, 2015

CSX SUCKS more than it ever has!

Now they are cutting jobs even if they can't move the freight!

Cutting back on crew packs!  what does that tell you?

Watch your paychecks!  This cheap ass hillbilly outfit has learned how
to count beans!

ENRON all over again!  Lets just get the stock price up.....LMAO!!!!!

If you fart, YOU ARE FIRED!!!!!!

Don't mark off sick because we won't have enough people to move the
freight.

CSX STILL SUCKS, always has, always will.

How come the other Class I railroads don't have this problem?????

Name: Evansville 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 23 June 2015

Easy fix, quit being greedy company sucks and say not qualified, let
them pay a yard or east end crew at Avon, you Avon guys been running
like those trainmasters lapdogs for years, hard to say not qualified
now, you think us evansville guys has never been to Kraft runner or
girl school,? Most of us worked up at Avon years ago, we know how to
get to those spots but we aren't scabs for a time slip, we say not
qualified, no matter if it costs us money cause we aren't scabs

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 22 June 2015

Name: NO RESPECT
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 09 June 2015

Ripped off

You are 100% right. We have been sitting back and watching what has
been happening at Avon yard. The road crews who have set trip rate
miles are being forced to dog catch their own trains outside of their
advertised limits. The west end crews have been going into east end
territory and getting their own trains. They are also being forced to
TRAVEL as much as 10 miles lap back work to set outbound trains for
east end crews. The TMs and chiefs are refusing to give them tickets
for the extra miles they travel beyond their advertised miles. Every
damn one of them are saying its in terminal limits and its yarding
their trains. Its not yarding their train. Once they hit the receiving
yard that is supposed to be the end of the line. This terminal limit
crap is out of control. A crew was ordered the other day to go get
their train out east way past their job limits. When they said they
weren't qualified that far the TM got real shitty and told them they
were supposed to be qualified in the terminal. No crew on the west end
ever goes as far as they were ordered to go.  When asked if they were
going to get compensation for the work performed they were told no by
tm and chief. Again another crew forced up to 10 miles of work and no
compensation. Trip rates are a joke right now. Another thing we have
been noticing is when a west end crew dogs in so called terminal
limits
on a west end job, they never force and east end crew to go out and
get
it . They never force an east end crew to go get their own train. If
they say they aren't qualified out that far(8-15 miles)they let them
off.  Its starting to look like outright discrimination against west
end crews. This has been going on for years. If we have set trip rates
with set miles then any work done outside of those set miles should be
paid. This terminal bull crap is going to be a real nightmare for west
crews. Avon is pretending it is their yard limits and they have the
right to say anything done in terminal limits is yard work. 
The big question here is  WERE THE HELL IS THE UNION AND WHEN IS
SOMETHING GOING TO BE DONE!--------------------------------------
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Easy FIX Dumb Ass stop paying the mafia union. You need to get a set
and refuse to pay up, and that is something that is so above you and
the bros that follow the same worthless stream of Unionship. You can
not step up and refuse to pay simply because every one tells you to
never do that. So keep paying $1500.00 or more per year for NOTHING,
but respect from the rest of the FOOLS.

Name: Needing info
E-mail: 
Employed as: Yard Master, for 20-30 years
Posted: 19 June 2015

Got a question. Where in the world did this trainmaster David Benson
come from?  Is it true that he destroyed the terminal that his was at
last?  This clown is a nut job.

Name: Stockholder
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years
Posted: 15 June 2015

Leghorn
  

You must be new to this site or your a mole. Everyone knows pines is a
man. He has been posting on here so long no one really knows when he
started.

Now back to the touchy topic at hand that csx sure the hell doesn't
want flooding this website. Is this take over a real issue or not? Does
anyone have any concrete info. Last I heard someone higher up in the FRA
food chain said it was in the works but csx was pooling its funds and
getting ready for a fight. Cant base any investments on the rumor
mill....

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 15 June 2015

Don't know if its a he or a she but must have missed it's
medication....

Name: Foghorn leghorn 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Engine repair, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 14 June 2015

Who is Pines?  Is it a he or she?

Name: Love'em 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 14 June 2015

I just love CSX

Name: Combine forces
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 30+ years
Posted: 14 June 2015

Is cp buying us out?

Name: ?
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 13 June 2015

Other

If there is a merger or take over what will that do to our stock? I
don't know anything about investing. Would our stock drop or be rolled
into the new company at the same price? Could csx run the same as is but
as a division of the new company? Do you know what happened to contrails
stock when csx took over?

Name: Locomotion 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 13 June 2015

Well CSX did it again. Parkersburg W.V has a new trainmaster Mr.David
Benson. This guy is a walking circus. What's wrong with this guy? Lies
keep rolling out of his mouth. CSX must be proud of this one.  One dumb
little Oompa Loompa .....

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 12 June 2015

For everyone making comments hoping for the CP to come in?  I got news
for you, since Hunter Harrison took over, the employees hate the place.
 Watch what you wish for!

Name: Retired FRA Inspector
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years
Posted: 12 June 2015

$$$$:

When I retired, I sent a letter to my U.S. Senator that described how
FRA management did not support me when a CSX terminal superintendent
and his trainmaster began harassing and stocking me, and how I had to
call the local police to get them off my back. Since then I have had no
contact with the people I worked for nor do I care to. I only have
contact with one of the inspectors I worked with and he has recently
retired. FRA management really got into the pockets of the railroads
during recent years. Real regulatory enforcement is a thing of the
past. My friends are and always have been the union contract folks that
work for the railroads.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 12 June 2015

RE; $$$$

The renowned CEO [Hunter Harrison] of the Canadian Pacific entertained
a merger with the CSX a few moths ago and now recently. Ward said No!
And Hedge Fund managers will eventually get Ward ousted at the behest
of Harrison--who will then run the CSX for a brief period before he
picks a successor.
Harrison turned around the Canadian National and later retired until a
group of Hedge Fund managers lured him out of retirement to turnaround
the Canadian Pacific of which he has been very successful at doing.
I'd say Ward and his staff will be unemployed when the Hedge Fund
managers come calling soon. And there is a long shot of a possible
merger with the UP and CP with Harrison again running the show. It will
be the Hedge Fund manager's call. 
With all the whispers on Wall Street, CSX and UP has an over-supply of
managers that can easily be eliminated during a merger.

Name: $$$$
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for N/A
Posted: 12 June 2015

$$$$$$

Does anyone have any info on the rumor that the CN has been planning a
hostle takeover and has been unloading some of their lines for extra
cash.  Its being said that's why csx isn't paying its employees their
bargained pay because they are loading up to fight back... Anybody got
any info on this?

Hey retired FRA... your old department should know something about
this. You still have any connections?

Name: SP Eng. Retired
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 10-20 years
Posted: 12 June 2015

"Locomotive Eng.
Do you think it will be better with the merger of CN?........”

.....................................................................................

That all depends on which group of management gets control. Back when
the UPRR was gobbling up all the smaller railroads, they swallowed the
Missouri Pacific (MOP). After that, there was nothing but diarrhea for
years. After the MOP merger/takeover,seems as though there was too much
high end management. The UP offered an officer’s buyout. Turns out, all
the older more experienced managers were UP people, and they ended up
thaking the buyouts. What was left were younger MOP officer who got
control of the railroad. Things went downhill fast and the effects of
the MOP are still imbedded into the UPRR to this day. So, point being,
if the CSX gets control, things are pretty much going to be the way
they’ve been. Trust me, CSX peope will not go down without a war.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 12 June 2015

God please bring on the Canadian Pacific.......

Name: NO RESPECT
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 09 June 2015

Ripped off

You are 100% right. We have been sitting back and watching what has
been happening at Avon yard. The road crews who have set trip rate
miles are being forced to dog catch their own trains outside of their
advertised limits. The west end crews have been going into east end
territory and getting their own trains. They are also being forced to
travel as much as 10 miles lap back work to set outbound trains for
east end crews. The TMs and chiefs are refusing to give them tickets
for the extra miles they travel beyond their advertised miles. Every
damn one of them are saying its in terminal limits and its yarding
their trains. Its not yarding their train. Once they hit the receiving
yard that is supposed to be the end of the line. This terminal limit
crap is out of control. A crew was ordered the other day to go get
their train out east way past their job limits. When they said they
weren't qualified that far the TM got real shitty and told them they
were supposed to be qualified in the terminal. No crew on the west end
ever goes as far as they were ordered to go.  When asked if they were
going to get compensation for the work performed they were told no by
tm and chief. Again another crew forced up to 10 miles of work and no
compensation. Trip rates are a joke right now. Another thing we have
been noticing is when a west end crew dogs in so called terminal limits
on a west end job, they never force and east end crew to go out and get
it . They never force an east end crew to go get their own train. If
they say they aren't qualified out that far(8-15 miles)they let them
off.  Its starting to look like outright discrimination against west
end crews. This has been going on for years. If we have set trip rates
with set miles then any work done outside of those set miles should be
paid. This terminal bull crap is going to be a real nightmare for west
crews. Avon is pretending it is their yard limits and they have the
right to say anything done in terminal limits is yard work. 
The big question here is  WERE THE HELL IS THE UNION AND WHEN IS
SOMETHING GOING TO BE DONE!

Name: boxcar
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 07 June 2015

Earn it

YEAH MAN......WHAT YOU SAID!

Name: watchdogs
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years
Posted: 07 June 2015

Crews 

Does anyone know if it's true they are doing away with the yard jobs
at barr yard? Rumor is they said it was because they all sit on their
asses in the break room drinking coffee and refuse to work. Going to
make road crews coming in do the work on top of their trips. Not going
to pay them one dime extra. Is this true? Are road crews going to get
raped and abused and run into the ground.

Name: Silly blacks
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 06 June 2015

Keep crying about blacks being treated unfair... Blacks are lazy and all
they look for is a free ride. If it doesn't go their way they yell
rasicm. Get a life buck wheat. Nappy head looking Mr microphone head
freak...... Suck it up and do your job..  Csx gives more to the blacks
than whites because of the crying that they do..... Boo hoo

Name: ripped off
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 06 June 2015

WARNING

Heads up Great lakes division. You younger pups who are just coming in
are in for a big surprise. The union agreements are being changed with
side letters you don't know a thing about. The union is made aware 30
days in advance of any changes in work rules or conditions. The
division is being restructured to be one great big terminal and
everyone will be force to qualify in every yard. Avon crews are being
forced to qualify on the yard jobs at roselake yard. Even though their
home teriminal is avon(226) miles away. The conductor and engineer
agreements have set rules for using other crews from other terminal.
This is needed so the crews cant be used to death and set job limits
aren't violated. Its being changed. Avon yard is changing their so
called "yard limits" to a straight classification of terminal limits
so crews can be forced up to 15 miles out the yard to do yard work.
Road crews are going to be forced to travel 10-15 miles out of their
paid trip miles to yard a train in out lying sidings. The old transfer
yard is being revamped so all road and yard crews from avon can deliver
there in the "SO CALLED" new yard limits. There are at least 6 SSA and
conductor articles that are violated on a daily basis and claims are not
being paid. 
You better get a meeting together with ALL local chairman and get this
settled. General chairman better get on board. If this happens then you
better stop paying your union dues and throw out the current reign in
the union. Vote all of them out at the next election.

THIS ISNT A JOKE!  Look around you and see what is slowly happening.
Your job protection, seniority rights and working conditions are being
revamped while you are reading this!  Wake up!

Name: Amy
E-mail: Amy@homedepot.com
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 05 June 2015

I have an announcement to make.....

I shit taller than any of Marcello's tallest days.

That is all.

Name: Retired FRA Inspector
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years
Posted: 02 June 2015

Well said "Earn It." I suspect that "Big Whistle" is a CSX manager.

Name: Earn it
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 02 June 2015

Big whistle 

I sware to god if I see one more post about how good we are paid
without having a college education I'm going to puke. First, what do
you think the school is. How about the continuing education when rules
constantly change.  How about the yearly pod testing and classroom
testing. Just because we didn't attend some overblown school does not
mean we aren't entitled to good pay. I sold my soul, free time and
private family time for this job and deserve every dime I make. If you
didn't know, the turnover rate was 63% last year. Your theory people
would kill for this job is only half right. The ones who quit want to
kill someone before they quit! stop downgrading our skill and education
level just because we didn't attend any ivy legue college for this job.
Our yearly training is no different then what a teacher is required to
do. I just wish we could take a summer break away from some of the
children in upper management! A signed agreement is a signed agreement.
Constantly fighting for what you were promised is bullshit! Union or no
union. There is no honor in a handshake or a signed agreement with this
company. So pay us well! We deserve it.

Name: BigWhistle
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 02 June 2015

I can relate to everyone's frustrations concerning all things such as
denied claims and not following contract's. I do on the other hand see
that most are confused about the executive branch of CSX or any other
company. Oscar Munoz, Cindy Sanborn and Mike Ward don't care about
denied claims and broken contract claims stating we didn't get an
extra days pay. The main things they care about is the financial
success of CSX and it's investors. Train arrivals, departures,
velocity etc. They aren't dropping in to listen to whining. Operations
and the bottom dollar is the main reasoning and concern. Realize this
and you will sleep a lot better. Imagine the fact that if in not the
next round of negotiations you will lose claim codes. The system will
decide whether we are do it or not. Think outside the box. Union is
fading itself out. The BLE and UTU doesn't need the Govt or railroad
to phase them out. Technology just isn't an enemy at the control stand
or the coo pilots desk. The ear is raging on how you get paid, what you
get paid and how much you was overpaid. I try to think that I'm lucky
just to make 75,000 per year without a college education. You new guys
should feel lucky making 40,000. A lot of people would swap shoes in a
split second. Even when your getting screwed your still making good $.
Don't get spoiled.

Name: legal
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for N/A
Posted: 31 May 2015

Sick of it


Do you own stock with CSX. If you do then you are an investor. It
doesn't matter if you own one share. As an investor in CSX you fall 
under several different departments of ethics per the company.

First, find the CSX CODES OF ETHICS under investors. You are an
investor. Read all of it very carefully. To save you some time I will
post a small portion that addresses your situation.


Every CSX director, officer and EMPLOYEE(that includes you) must help
ENSURE that reporting of business and financial
information-computerized, paper or OTHERWISE-is accurate, complete and
TIMELY. This includes records of cost, revenue, time sheets, vouchers,
bills, PAYROLL and benefits records and regulatory data, among other
business information.

There are 7 topics addressed in this code of ethics policy. One that is
of most importance for denied claims is number two.
NEVER DELIBERATELY MAKE A FALSE OR MISLEADING ENTRY IN ANY REPORT OR
RECORD.

An earning statement is a report. It is also entered in the records of
the company. A denied claim that you know 100% for a fact is legitimate
and it is stated in writing on that statement that it is denied because
it is invalid should be handled as misleading and your union
representation should handle it as such. You as an investor also have
the right to bring this to the companies attention. Many would say this
is a gray area, but the writing in the ethics code is in black and
white. There are those who would argue that you must file everything
through your union representation first, but as an investor in the
company you need to make sure that any internal breakdown that may be
developing is brought to the proper department immediately. It is your
money and future that is invested and at risk. 

Fellow employees who have been denied pay for attending the mandatory
classes and are investors have a right to enforce these codes of
ethics. Waiting six months to get paid is an unacceptable business
practice. If a supervisor has stated that he/she has notified the
financial department of the problem and nothing has been done, then you
as an employee of CSX and an investor is obligated to inform the proper
department of the problem. This is your duty as stated in the codes of
ethics. Remember, it is your duty to help ensure that proper procedures
are being used and followed.

Name: WHAT???
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years
Posted: 31 May 2015

Hey other friend/family

Try reading the post below yours. What do you call that. A POST IDIOT!
Now if your wondering where the jerry springer smut is then maybe you
should try cable. Most of us are sick of that wasted space on here.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 1-10 years
Posted: 31 May 2015

I'm just wondering why no one posts here anymore? It's not like the
company socks any less....

Name: sick of it
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 31 May 2015

Conductors

I took the mandatory face to face class 2 months ago and still haven't
been paid for 1 of the days. I have heard a lot of people, engineers as
well, say they haven't been paid. Some went to the class in January
and only have been paid for 1 day. WHAT THE HELL IS WRONG WITH THIS
COMPANY! This crap has been going on for so many years it isn't even a
joke any more. I think we need to come together as a group and start
sending this stuff directly to board members homes. FORGET SENDING THIS
THROUGH OUR UNIONS.  I know for a fact that several have confronted
Harris and the assistant superintendent at Avon about this and they
have both said it has something to do with the new computer program
they had to use to get us paid. Why is it every time this company
changes their computer programs they screw the hell out of everything
every single time. Just like when they changed the way we received our
pay stubs in the mail. They made a mess of that for weeks before they
got their heads out of their arsses!  Come on people. Lets start
mailing this stuff to the board members. I bet they don't have a clue
what the hell is going on in this company and how big a joke the
finance department is. We don't have to go through the unions. We have
a right as stock holders of this company to notify the head of the
finance department about any discrepancies we find and outright gross
negligence. LETS GET ON BOARD WITH THIS. BUST THEIR MAILBOXES OPEN. THE
UNION IS SITTING ON THIS STUFF TOO LONG. IF WE ARENT PAID BY NEXT YEARS
CLASSES THEN WE SHOULD ALL BOYCOT THEM AND REFUSE TO ATTEND. THEY CANT
PULL ALL OF US OUT OF SERVICE. ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 30 May 2015

Don't we all just love this wisdom! 
Detroit is doing well, and Baltimore, and Chicago, and the US economy
is booming. Welfare is being reduced, wages are on the increase, and
everything is just wonderful, good thing the Democrats are running the
show. Not smart++++++ is called Ignorant by many.---------------------
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Name: Retired FRA Inspector
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years
Posted: 17 May 2015

Union railroad employees that vote for Republicans are extremely
simple
minded. Ronald (Howdy Duty) Reagan and the Bushes did everything in
their power to hurt unions and help corporations. They also did
everything they could to put Federal safety agencies in the pockets of
corporations and to prevent unions from having a voice in how those
agencies conduct business. I witnessed it first hand while at FRA.
Most
FRA inspectors were also Republicans and voted for the politicians who
tried to cut their pay and benefits time and time again. So to those
union members that keep voting for Republicans, try eating your guns,
bibles and flags when you begin starving to death. And then realize
that the Democrats weren't really trying to take those items away
from
you. Republicans just used your fear of that to get votes.

Name: Dong Bageley
E-mail: MikeyWardslapdog@csx.com
Employed as: M of W, for 1-10 years
Posted: 30 May 2015

"If you boys haven't realized it yet Cindy is Michael Wards
mistress"
Are you wrong and must not work for CSX. Cindy is a lesbian.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 10-20 years
Posted: 29 May 2015

If you boys haven't realized it yet Cindy is Michael Wards mistress,
lots of things are talked about in a hair salon! Also the attendance
policy is ridiculous, you have no life just to have a decent job!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 27 May 2015

Any new news on the dipshit Amtrak engineer ?......besides that he is a
gay exhibitionist......to bad for all you Amtrak engineers that are
real professional engineers......the camera is coming soon.....what a
shame for us all.....who in the hell hires these people anyway?.......

Name: Retired FRA Inspector
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years
Posted: 24 May 2015

Charles S. Johnson's Twitter account was suspended. I dug a little
further and discovered that he is a far-right racist bigot.

Name: IR
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 24 May 2015

Amtrak Engineer's Personal Issues:

There is an honest blogger that has all the details about the Amtrak
Engineer. 

Goggle: Charles S Johnson or gotnews.

This seems like a government cover-up! The feds knew exactly what
happened!

Name: Sick clown  
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 21 May 2015

Listen up girls... Now is your chance.. Big Micheal Ward and Cindy
sandborn will be traveling to a terminal near you.. Grow some balls and
tell them about the problems at the terminals .. If you want change then
let your voice be heard. Show these idiots how disgruntled we are. The
T&E employees are they're on worest enemies..you love crying about
problems but won't stand up for yourself. Keep hiding behind the
BLET/UTU ... Those boys are bought out ...period ..... Have a good day
ladies .

Name: Dong Bageley
E-mail: MikeyWardslapdog@csx.com
Employed as: M of W, for 1-10 years
Posted: 20 May 2015

2014 Chairman’s Award of Excellence Winners
Each year, CSX selects its Chairman’s Award of Excellence winners from
among individuals and teams of employees who have made a significant
contribution to the company’s performance. Their projects, some taking
years to complete, cover a wide range of endeavors.

For 2014, CSX recognized nine teams and one individual with this most
prestigious award. All of the winners and their projects reflect CSX’s
vision and core values as they drive improvements for our company and
its customers.

Following is a listing of the 2014 winners and their accomplishments.
Congratulations to all!

Station and Route Awareness Training Team
Scott Gray, terminal superintendent, Nashville
Scott Perret, assistant terminal superintendent, Nashville
Travis Shelton, road foreman of engines, Nashville
Meacham Bailey, manager-field training programs, Atlanta
Samantha Webb, manager-field training, Nashville

These individuals instituted the Station and Route Awareness Training
program, or START, for conductor trainees on the Nashville Division.
This innovative program establishes three days of one-on-one station
training for aspiring conductors during Phase Two of their on-the-job
training. Due in part on this program, the number of human factor train
derailments on the division decreased by more than 50 percent during a
year when the number of new-hire conductors increased by more than 50
percent. As a result START’s success, other divisions are now adopting
the program.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 19 May 2015

Oh my.....dumb & dumber coming to town......

Name: union
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 19 May 2015

HEADS UP AVON!!!


MUNOZ AND SANBORN ARE SUPPOSED TO BE IN AVON ON THE 27th. IF THEY HAVE
THE GUTS TO ACTUALLY HAVE A SIT DOWN WITH THE CREWS, DO NOT FORGET TO
POINT OUT THE SCREWING THAT IS BEING GIVEN TO THE WEST END CREWS. THE
CREWS WHO ARE BEING FORCED TO WORK OVER 10 MILES OUT OF THEIR
ADVERTISED JOB LIMITS. THE CREWS WHO ARE ON THE ROAD ALL DAMN DAY AND
AWAY FROM HOME AND THEN  HAVE TO COME HOME AND HOSTLE TRAINS FOR THE
REMOTES IN THE YARDS BECAUSE THEY CANT GO OUT OF THE YARD AREA. AND WE
SAY YARD AREA BECAUSE THE MANAGERS IN INDY CALL IT ALL TERMINAL LIMITS.
THEY ARE TRYING TO BLANKET THE ENTIRE INDIANAPOLIS AREA UNDER TERMINAL
LIMITS SO THEY CAN MAKE ALL ROAD CREWS TRAVEL TO THE OLD TRANSFER YARD
AND CRAWFORDSVILLE LINE TO SET OFF BLOCKS OF ROAD TRAINS AND SAY THEY
ARE IN THEIR RIGHTS TO DO SO BECAUSE THE CREWS ARE ASSIGNED TO DELIVER
TRAINS WITHIN THE TERMINAL LIMITS. THE TRIP RATES ARE SET. YOUR
DESIGNATED TERRITORY ON JOB ASSIGNMENTS ARE SET.  THEY ARE RAPING OUR
AGREEMENT AND THE UNION IS SITTING ON ITS ASS RIGHT NOW AS WE SPEAK AND
NOT DOING ANYTHING ABOUT IT. THE CREWS ARE DOING 200 MILES OF WORK ON
180 MILES OF PAY. THEY ARE USING US AND REFUSING FAIR PAY FOR OUR
LABOR! ITS ONLY GOING TO GET WORSE!
ASK THESE TWO HOW THEY CAN WORK THE CREWS LIKE DOGS, BABY THE REMOTES
AND RAPE OUT AGREEMENT AND FEEL GOOD ABOUT THEMSELVES. ASK THEM HOW CAN
THEY SIGN AN AGREEMENT AND THEN RENEGE ON EVERYTHING THEY SIGNED. ITS
GETTING REAL BAD OUT HERE PEOPLE AND YOU BETTER WAKE UP SOON. OUR UNION
IS JUST ABOUT GONE RIGHT ALONG WITH OUR UNION DUES AND THE COMPANY MAN
KNOWS IT. THEY HAVE BEEN CHIPPING AWAY AT OUR RIGHTS AND HAVE GOTTEN
AWAY WITH IT. BETTER WAKE UP!
THIS IS NO JOKE. YOU LIKE THROWING YOU MONEY IN THE SHITTER JUST TO
WATCH IT BE FLUSHED THEN GO AHEAD AND SIT ON YOUR BUTTS AND WATCH THE
WATER FLUSH! YOU BETTER START TALKING TO YOUR BUDDIES IN THE STEAL
WORKERS UNIONS AND SEE JUST HOW "SMART" THEY REALLY ARE. FIND OUT HOW
THEIR BOYS HANDLE THIS KIND OF ABUSE BY MANAGEMENT!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 18 May 2015

Agree.
People\blue collar workers don't vote enough & if/when they do,
all too often they vote to eventually cut their own throat(s).
Can't ever seem to get it.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 18 May 2015

Keep preaching to the Choir .....does no good. Sad & too bad.

Name: Retired FRA Inspector
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years
Posted: 17 May 2015

Union railroad employees that vote for Republicans are extremely simple
minded. Ronald (Howdy Duty) Reagan and the Bushes did everything in
their power to hurt unions and help corporations. They also did
everything they could to put Federal safety agencies in the pockets of
corporations and to prevent unions from having a voice in how those
agencies conduct business. I witnessed it first hand while at FRA. Most
FRA inspectors were also Republicans and voted for the politicians who
tried to cut their pay and benefits time and time again. So to those
union members that keep voting for Republicans, try eating your guns,
bibles and flags when you begin starving to death. And then realize
that the Democrats weren't really trying to take those items away from
you. Republicans just used your fear of that to get votes.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 16 May 2015

Guarantee you this....if there were two crew members in the cab of that
Amtrak train in Philadelphia .....never would have happened.....someone
should let the house of representatives leader know that .....oh he
probably does....he knows everything....just ask him.....if this
accident doesn't wake up America to what is happening in the railroad
industry then I guess nothing will....my wife asked me if I wanted to
ride Amtrak somewhere this year.....answer....NOWAY IN
HELL!!......idea....how about not spending billions overseas on an
idiotic war that will never end and spending the money here in the USA
to take care of US......must be quite embarrassing to be a politician
these days......

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 15 May 2015

Amtrak accident:

Apparently, Amtrak had all the data including the camera focused on the
engineer. The camera probably showed the engineer accelerating the speed
of the locomotive. In a "legal" sense, if in fact Amtrak ascertained
that the accident was intentional, an apology is paramount in order to
mitigate [damages] and assuage the victims love ones [anger].

And now to politics:

Americans must come together and impose on our government to improve
America's infrastructure and not $TRILLIONS for the sake of Israel for
wars in the Middle East!

Name: CSX long time disgusted slave
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 15 May 2015

Investigative Reporter is a troll!

His comment doesn't even make sense. As If the Engineer would/could
make  a name for himself by what? Being reckless? Stupid? As others
have said don't jump to conclusions. If he can't remember what
happened its probably because he microsleeped. An unfortunate
consequence of sleep deprivation. Which is an all too common problem in
this industry. An industry that had the benefit of a work force that
commonly had people willingly working 80 hours a week (greed factor)for
decades. But that wasn't good enough for the greedy basterds in charge.
They had to make medieval attendance policies to close any gaps where a
guy could mark off when he had enough, and needed a day or two to
recoup, and get rested or just plain caught up with the personal
necessities of life (you know, food shopping, laundry, etc.etc.) then
there's the issue of 1 man in the cab. The fact that this has gone on
for so long without the Public and Unions demanding an immediate end to
this insanely dangerous policy is mind boggling. Just think how that
would play out in the Airline Industry if they had 1 man flight crews.
And every 6/8 months a plane fell out of the sky killing everyone on
board. Because the pilot had some sort of health failure/lapse, and the
computer just didn't quite get the job done in his absence.

Name: Investigative Reporter
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 13 May 2015

Amtrak wreck:

The young engineer was going twice the allowable speed and was
obviously trying to make a name for himself!

The feds have been pondering the idea of completely isolating train
crews from management for better oversight.

The German Pilot Effect (copy cat crime) maybe?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 13 May 2015

CSX is a great company to work for.

Name: LC
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 09 May 2015

Watchdog 
sorry but it won't do any good to key your radio mic if your fellow
crew member is the only one in hearing distance. Not all divisions
record all radio traffic either. The Chicago division is an example of
one who doesn't record in all areas. The crews are not protected. The
supervisors know this and have even been reported as gloating about it.
They know it is your word against theirs. This is a topic of hot
discussion with the unions. Hopefully there will be a change soon. This
won't prevent the mentally challenged supervisor from fabricating false
charges but it is a step towards better protection. If upper management
didn't demand mandatory failures this whole mess wouldn't exist but
they do so until our unions can put a  protection plan in place that
works do whatever it takes to protect yourself and your job.

Name: watchdogs
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years
Posted: 08 May 2015

Pay attention!!!    

GLDV! Due to the extensive testing that is being done on supervisors
this month it has been brought to our attention that some supervisors
are going to the extreme. One tm in particular on the west side is
going to far. This would be one by the name of Edwards. It is being
reported he is obsessed with busting crews with the 25 foot rule. Make
sure you are no closer than 50 feet at all times. Without video
protection you have no way of protecting yourself from trumped up
charges.  

What is more disturbing is this supervisor was recently heard telling a
crew member that he had been following is that he was .."THE HARDEST
CONDUCTOR TO GET"!
this comment is not only unethical and unprofessional but borders
admission of deliberately stalking crews to hand out failure charges.
Do not give him any room to wiggle in. If he approaches you make sure
you have another crew member present during all conversations. If
necessary key your radio mic as a source of protection. If you are
wrongfully accused or verbally intimidated immediately notify the
ethics department. There is no place in the company for a supervisor
with this kind of malicious intent!

Name: Blah
E-mail: 
Employed as: M of W, for 10-20 years
Posted: 07 May 2015

L&N Dispatcher and Mr. Robert Pines,

Fellas....

L&N,
why do you continue to argue with this guy for all these years... why
do you care... Who cares???

Pines,

Dude keep taking advantage of this short sighted ass railroad and
continue to use it to your benefit.

But Guys... lets move on.. or you two meet up and either fight or
f*ck... but get over it!

Name: whocares
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 07 May 2015

I simply enjoy how every time this company tries to make my job/life
harder that I just take it out on them in some unknowingly but
gratifying way that makes me feel the score is even. Thank you.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 07 May 2015

East St. Louis Safety Committee: Jacksonville's Pride or Failure

At this location there is a "no stings attached" attitude when it
comes to marking off in the"name of safety". Whether you are the
union safety coordinator, the red block captain, or the critical
incident person you can mark off. These employees have been abusing the
system and why not? Some have held these positions past the appointed
years with managements blessing.

Union agreements mean absolutely nothing when it comes to marking off
safety if you know the right people. It's time for new ideas! Can you
cite ANY accomplishments at that location in the past few years?

Here are some examples of the abuse by a few members of the safety
committee:
-Excessive amounts of safety days taken by a future train master and
current union safety coordinator.
-Marking off for a safety feed when there isn't one!
-Marking off for safety, collecting big money, to help the terminal
manager move!
-Marking off for safety, collecting big money, for an all expense paid
trip to a RISQUE bar. SWEET!
-Never posting safety feeds for all of the employees to see. Leaving
only that special few to attend!
-Going month's at a time without posting the minutes for all to see.

The employees are the ones responsible for all the years of injury free
days there!
Who is responsible for approving all of these safety days?
Does that location operate on a safety budget?
Do they have the largest safety budget on the division?
Does anybody else see what's going on there?
Is anybody watching?
Someone please STOP the ABUSE!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 07 May 2015

Been in engine service for over 10 years now......got woke up at 3 am to
report for duty to be a FLAGMAN at 5 am......CMC at it's best.....what
a proud group that must be down in Jacksonville......party on
CMC........

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 06 May 2015

I need a lawyer for being discriminated against for have a
disorder/disabilty Im in the midwest this is leading to termination...
Please get with me asap or let me know of any good union lawyers

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 05 May 2015

How about shedding some more fat off the management bone as well....

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 05 May 2015

Get on board.....the furlough train has arrived.....

Name: RULES 101
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years
Posted: 03 May 2015

News

Your new sheriff obviously needs to read his rule books. ALL OF THEM if
he is pulling someone out of service for minor radio rules.

Three step protection is addressed in the safeway book dated July 1,
2012. How 3 step protection is applied is discussed as well as the
mention that will be requested verbally. However, there is no
discussion on how that verbal communication will be done. The rule is
clearly printed under TS-15.

As for positive identification, once again it is explained in the rules
book under section 10 subsection 1006.
There is no gray area as stated. If you are switching, classifying or
doing other similar operations, after communicating positive
identification ONCE you can use short identification. It clearly states
you will use locomotive number but IT DOES NOT describe how you will
perform the remainder of your SHORT IDENTIFICATION. The bigger question
here that is a gray area is WHEN are you required to use positive
identification. Does it state clearly without a doubt when you are to
use positive identification? NO IT DOES NOT. The rule only states
"when required to use positive identification" under this section of
the rules book.

You are right when you suggested that the crews contact the operations
department and get this settled immediately. Hopefully the person that
was pulled out of service for this matter will open the can of worms
that is needed to get the procedure published in writing. Unfortunately
it usually takes a negative action to get a positive reaction from the
crews.

Another question you may ask yourself is what should be the level of
discipline for someone failing to follow the radio rules as written.
Since they can be interpreted differently by crews and supervisors
there is no doubt this topic needs to be addressed immediately between
the carrier and the unions. One area that seems to shed some light on
the severity is stated under rule 1008.2.  A transmission DOES NOT HAVE
TO BE REPEATED(ACKNOWLEDGED) when switching in a yard. Anyone with
railroad experience knows that there is more movement of equipment in
the yard than anywhere else. There is a greater chance of being
seriously hurt in a yard than anywhere else. The fact that radio
transmissions do not have to repeated while working in a yard pretty
much sends the message of the seriousness that is taken by the rules
department when using the radio for positive communication between the
crew members.

Name: news!!!!
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years
Posted: 02 May 2015

NEW RULES!!!!


OK boys and girls. There is a new  kind of sheriff in town on the great
lakes and Chicago division(cant figure out which he is supposed to work
on)
Seems that he is following the old Ricky Reed shadow and making up his
own rules as he goes along.

Just so you know if he hears you ask for 3 step or you are telling your
engineer that you are in a place of safety and you do not say it exactly
like he wants you to he will pull you out of service. Failure to not
follow radio rules to the tee is not a serious enough offence to be put
on the street but he thinks so.  

Better start brushing up on your radio rules and call the operating
rules department and get a few issued cleared up.  Like when do you
have to use positive identification and when did you have to start
using it when you are flat switching and building trains!!!!!!!!

Name: Coal River
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for 10-20 years
Posted: 30 April 2015

trainmater Scott Harless doesn't know where he works.  this week
Danville WV had a derailment and he didn't even know the name of the
sub-division the derailment occurred on.  He even grew up in the area 
lol

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 29 April 2015

I wonder if Dave Harris comes in and works 84 hours a week like his T.M.
That is to many hour's to work , to be productive safely.

Way to go BOSS !!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 28 April 2015

Yes, all the trainmasters at Avon work 12 hour days, usually 5 or 6 per
week in practice. However, this will come to an end when they have an
acident and / or fatality. Either the trainmaster, a fellow employee in
the yard, or a civilian on the main road will get killed or injured.
When it goes to court the judge will want to learn why such fatigue
causing practices happen. There are no good excuses, especially for
such a profitable company. Saying we make good profits but can't hire
more officials? Because we have such safety shambles that we must
increase fatigue? There could be a LOT of bad publicity from this. And,
this is not an Avon only practice.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 27 April 2015

Working 12 hrs......welcome to the real world all you
MASTERS.......ha-ha.......

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 27 April 2015

YES ALL THE TRAINMASTER IN AVON WORK A 12 HOUR DAY.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 27 April 2015

XTRA XTRA READ ALL ABOUT IT

Rumors have it that avon is trying to get the old transfer yard added
to their yard. Right now it is controlled by the Hawthorne yard but
avon wants it added as an extension to their. Been making road crews
take blocks of their trains 10 miles out of their advertised job
assignments and setting them in a siding for outbound crews that are
not part of their territory. Even heard they took portable air out
there to put them on. Road crews are being screwed by their locals
because they are not putting a stop to the crap and pointing out this
is not yarding your train.  Sure hope the yardmasters aren't claiming
these cars as going through the hump when they get their. That would be
falsifying their car count wouldn't it?  Unions better get their heads
out of their arses and get the trip rated increased or start getting
some hostling jobs put on to go outside of the yard because the remotes
cant go out their!  The bullshit is starting boys and girls. You better
get your LC's on board quick! There are several claims here and people
better be putting them in!

Name: no mo
E-mail: no mo . com
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 1-10 years
Posted: 27 April 2015

where is Todd Novac working????

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 27 April 2015

It must suck to be a MASTER......lmao....boo-hoo....

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years
Posted: 27 April 2015

Avon can't even keep yard masters there.  I believe the current yard
masters are working 12s also.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 26 April 2015

XTRA XTRA READ ALL ABOUT IT!!

DAVE HARRIS IS MAKING ALL HIS TRAINMASTERS WORK 7 DAYS A WEEK,12 HOURS
A DAY.

GREAT WAY TO KEEP MORALE UP.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 25 April 2015

Billion dollar railroad that uses a 1970's computer program...CSX
Mainframe Sessions....lol

Name: Investigative Reporter
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 24 April 2015

Corrupt Union Officers And Management Under Review:

In just one large terminal, a rail carrier compensates a General
Chairman and his local chairmen, two thousand monthly [4-each] to
circumvent the Federal Rest rules. The agreement forces engineers too
mandatory undisturbed rest in order to avoid Federal Rest
requirements...and by doing so, the carrier saves approximately 
$400,000.00 monthly and or $4,800.000.00 annually for eliminating 42
engineers. 

The General Chairman's rationale "An engineer should not be subjected
to rest requirements when their work assignment is less than 200 miles.


The General Chairman hasn't worked in 20 years and yet is always on
the receiving end of "Company Business" assignments and in--direct
conflict of the Bylaws for "full time" paid union officers.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 22 April 2015

What a professional computer system CSX has in
place....Michael,,Oscar,and Cindy must be a proud trio.......if they
spent some time on this problem and not so much on someone being sick 
we all might be better off......

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 20 April 2015

now that csx finally ran roadforeman john silly ass baker off the
railroad, which this loser should have been run off years ago. the
rules now have only one interpretation the csx way not john baker
rules.

Name: Rail rider 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 19 April 2015

My prediction for this company...... As I see it, The T &E employees
hate this company with a passion.  Managers are fallen over each other,
and they lack people skills.. CSX thinks that they're employees are
disposable. Most company's protect good employees and get rid of the
bad ones.. Not this company .. If little Johnny screws up then we all
get screwed ... This company is going down hill at a high rate of
speed.. By 2020 this company will barely be floating.. Don't go in
debt because you will lose as well.....

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 17 April 2015

What kind of Mickey mouse computer program do we have?.....trying to get
on and keep on the mainframe system is quite a project anymore.....you
would think a multimillion dollar business would have a decent system
in place......not good ol CSX....punish the transportation employees in
any way shape or form....but skimp by on all other areas to save a
nickel........typical bullshit....

Name: what????
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 16 April 2015

Ray

What the hell are you talking about. What job works 8.5 and gets paid
12. I don't know of any. Almost all road crews work on trip rate and
most don't even start overtime until they have been on the job for 14
hours. Who wants to sit on a train dogged for 2 hours just to start
overtime.  The local jobs that can be set back to 100 mile day from the
130 and start overtime after 8 hours might work longer than needed to
make descent pay for all the crap they have to put up with, but not any
road crews.

Wait.... you weren't making a joke were you. You suggesting they work
8.5 and sit on their arsses the rest?   HA.... Don't know where you
work but hard to do when you got supervisors shadowing you all day and
on-boards to lie on!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 16 April 2015

From an Investor:

As far as train crew pay goes - it was the RR cos. that wanted that.
Old 100 mile day = overtime pay didn't start 'till after 10 hrs., 15
min. of on duty time for road workers.  Nowdays, with a normal day of
130 miles, overtime starts after 8 hrs. All the business \ traffic,
all the regulations/rules, the long hrs. today - it bites 'em in the
ass.

Poor knowledge, poor vision for the future, poor - on & on. 
Others have posted csx should be doing a whole hell of a lot better,
and that is no doubt true.  Gave up and moved all our investments to
better\safer areas.  At present, Csx stock is worth 1/4 what it really
should be.
Need to weed out\get rid of,  upper level managment people.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 16 April 2015

To Ray:
Sorry, you are ignorant - ignorant doesn't mean dumb or stupid.

That post is another example why people need to do some research,
know some history, learn the true facts before they blow off.
[T&E employees have had more & more work & responsibilities thrust upon
them by the carriers....obviously, you have no clue.  The UTU
afl-cio thing is another long story.]

Pissed me off.   Have seen & been around plenty of car. dept., etc.
people that get paid for at least 8 hrs. each day & aren't worth
squat. Could cite instances\write volumes. In actuality, that craft's
job responsibilities & losses are their own fault. 
 
Use your brain:  don't ever rely on "I thought" or "I heard".
Doesn't work.  --  Know the for sure facts.  

Keep voting conservative pro-business representatives into political
offices and things will just keep getting worse for the blue collar
working people in the good ol' usa.

Name: Ray
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 20-30 years
Posted: 16 April 2015

Don't you people know why CSX wants high employee turnover?
Because train crews were costing tens of millions in overtime pay. If
you work 8.5 hours you get paid for 12. This rule was an incentive for
crews to work as slowly as possible. A high turnover rate prevents
employees from getting buddy-buddy and conspiring to rip off CSX. 

Now, don't get me wrong. I hate CSX with a passion. But, the
prima-donna train crews took work away from other crafts. Remember when
the AFL-CIO suspended the UTU? 

At least now it is every man for his self and not train crews vs
everyone else.

Name: Toby
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 16 April 2015

More jobs cut. Dedicated runs off, fps on. Thanks skankborn. Guess those
record profits still aren't enough.

Name: legal
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 09 April 2015

EMPLOYEES

Yesterday it was brought to my attention that an employee reported to
work with a fever and laringitis. This employee could not properly
communicate with other crew members and put others in seriously unsafe
working conditions. Because the employee was in fear of being
disciplined (points applied) even though he would have had a written
doctors statement to be off he chose to report to work and put others
in harms way.

If this happens again you need to call the fra immediately and report
the incident. Second, a supervisor on duty should be put on notice of
the workers condition. If they allow them to work and someone is
injured the company will be liable. If they send the employee home they
SHOULD NOT have any points added to their progressive discipline file.
If they do they need to contact Osha and the Fra to start an appeal.

Name: Attention new hires 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 09 April 2015

T & E DEPARTMENT SUCKS............management in this department
sucks...... Managers are fallen over each other... .... Come watch the
circus but don't hire on....

Name: help
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years
Posted: 05 April 2015

Crews

For those of you that are having trouble getting into your caps records
to review your "points" of progressive discipline accessed to you for
staying home sick, don't feel frustrated. As usual the company has
once again given out inaccurate info on how to log on.


Log into the internet through apps.csx.com  or the site you use at home
to view the crew screen for train schedules and personal info. 
After logging on to the internet explorer page enter the word (caps) in
the search bar that says "search this site". Make sure you put the
word caps in ().  Several sites will come up. Select the one that says
crew attendance points system with the word (Caps).

Four selections will pop up on the center screen. Select TITLE.
Select CAPS in the upper left hand corner and your info should pop up.
If you have problems call the chessie help desk. They have been flooded
with calls and are aware of the bad info that was given out. Just
another good laugh for them. They were expecting this to happen and
were prepare for a flood of phone calls.

Name: East St. Louis
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 04 April 2015

I'm not a T/E guy but its unbelievable what they have to put up with
here. Their officials are so twisted and untruthful...its sad really.
They bully and harass these men. I've never had a official be like
this to me but the T/E employees have a lot on their plate with this. I
have complete confidence in our team here but it seems like their
officials are so dishonest and harass them. Is that really safe to mess
with men that are tired and just honestly wanting to do a good job and
make them feel like crap everyday. CSX really needs to be thankful they
have such good workers here. We all care so much but why cant these guys
just get a break with the harassment. We have a awesome safety record
and plan to keep it that way. Its because we come into work and are
rule compliant. Its not because of power hungry officials. I wish I
could help them...retaliation is a definite at St.Louis... if there is
anyone out there with some pull to help ..please do. This really needs
to be looked into. All of us at East St. Louis would be much
appreciated with this. thank you and be safe guys!

Name: Sad place 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 01 April 2015

Low level Management is the problem with this company. These kids don't
know they're head from a hole in the ground. No one wants to work for
this company anymore. And those people that do want to work here just
wants to hit the big bucks. Sad times....

Name: crew caller 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Crew Dispatcher, for 10-20 years
Posted: 01 April 2015

Crew Management has become its own hell!  Working there for the last 17
years I don't know where to start in the pile of b.s. that goes on. 
I am a good caller and most of the people I work with are great. I try
to help most if I can, but this divide of unions is the worst thing we
have allowed to happen.  Its everyone for themselves, I think one mass
union for all would help everyone.  

Any ideas of what we at CMC can do to bridge the divide?

Thanks in advance

Name: Laughing 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 31 March 2015

9 out of 10 CSX managers are  dumb as a rock... And they prove it daily
....

Name: Free Lance Reporter
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 31 March 2015

Similarities between Germanwing's Pilot Suicide:

Did a little research on the railroad accident in Arkansas last year
and it has all the telling signs of a self-inflicted occurrence.
One of the crew members had no place to hide from the law and the
judges were waiting!

Maybe the FRA Gentleman can do a little research.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 30 March 2015

Portsmouth,Va.... BEWARE.... There is coming to you a Conductor named
Warren Reddick (last name might be spelt wrong but sounds same).This
person( I can not refer to him as a man) was demoted from Trainmaster
to Conductor (his old trade) due to CSX's ( once again not practicing
what they preach)supposedly zero tolerance for Spousal Abuse or
whatever other Moral or Ethical words CSX like to use that makes the
company sound good. This person did jail time for beating up his wife
which was caught on tape by his daughter. Do not trust this sorry
excuse for a person. When he was a Trainmaster he was not only a tyrant
but a lying tyrant. YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED....

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 30 March 2015

It's all nuts.   Almost insane.  Hard to believe at times.

Scroll down & read the post with the statements regarding the employee
turnover.......

You'd think an industry that moves millions of tons of freight and
heavy equipment worth billions of dollars would want experienced,
knowledgeable employees. You'd think company stockholders and our
government would desire that too.

Always seems that the co. gets away with all types of crap until some
kind of accident happens and then all the fingers are pointed at the
lowly employees.

Keep voting right-wing conservative politicians into office(s) and
things will just keep getting better.

Name: Retired FRA Inspector
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years
Posted: 30 March 2015

Think:

Well said! Before I retired, I reported all of this to my FRA managers
at Crum Lynn, Pennsylvania and it fell on deaf ears. I reported to them
how CSX employees had told me of the harassment they had received for
taking the time to perform proper locomotive and freight car
inspections, and how they were expected to perform an amount of work
that could not be accomplished without breaking rules.

Name: THINK
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 30 March 2015

Know better

 What you have to remember is that humans become conditioned by the
environments they are constantly exposed to. When someone works day in
and day out in conditions that wear you down and then work under rules
and policies that do nothing but set you up for possible failure people
become bitter and self serving. When you work hard for your money and
the company takes back hundreds of dollars from you that your union
agreements entitle you too, it also creates hostility. People become
greedy because they are brainwashed into thinking they may not get what
they earn so they try to make as much as they can to make up for the
difference. Playing the boards, bumping first out, stealing recrews
from others are just ways to make more money or position yourself for
better runs.

I know several ex trainmasters who stepped down and even quit the
company because they could not and would not do the things the company
asked them to do. Humane morality is not allowed by supervisors. When a
mandatory failure rate is ordered they all know they have to be able to
ruin someone's work record everyday. When a job requires a constant
turnover rate it also puts the employees on a cut throat protection
mode. CSX is one of the most cut throat businesses I have ever
encountered. Its not just the men in the fields. The TM'S and RF'S
are just as cut throat towards each other. They will stab and
manipulated each other to make Jacksonville happy and do what ever it
takes to preserve their own position. The great lakes division is a
fine example of dog eat dog. The current "rule" was created from back
stabbing and manipulation. There are many puppets at play.  
Yes, there are those who are just plain self centered jerk off's who
show up that way, but over time you will see how many change after they
get there. Never knowing where and when the next supervisor will jump
out of the bush and bust you for some bogus bull just makes you feel
like a grade school kid getting sent to the principals office. No grown
adult wants to feel like they are being treated like a child or someone
on a chain gang being watched by their warden. 
Welcome to csx. Sit back and watch what supervision does. Watch how
many fra rules they break. What how they break rules to accommodate
their own failures, then write someone else up for doing the same thing
later. Watch how many times they turn their backs and let someone break
a rule so they can get out of hot water. Watch how they instruct
someone to lie on the on boards and submit out right lies. You have no
idea the amount of bogus info that is submitted by supervision on a
daily basis. Dwell times, car counts, departure times(just to name a
few). Watch how power that needs attention bypasses the engine house
just so they can get it out without losing the time that is needed to
prep it correctly. The power desk orders where just tossed to the side
like trash. Just like every thing else is.
SO, don't take it so hard when you deal with idiots on a daily basis.
It is the environment that creates most of these people. You are not
working for an ethical company. Just do your best to stay sane and
don't change if you are a descent person. The most important thing of
all is to lay low, stay out of site, get in and out of your yard as
fast as you can without being seen. Hide as much as possible. You will
have a much better chance of surviving your career without a failure.
Once you have one you will be placed on their hit list of possible
problem children and you will be watched by a designated hit squad.

Name: Know Better
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 29 March 2015

Some of the things I see on here remind me of the way I feel. Over the
last 12 years I have reached some conclusions. Dont trust your
co-workers. I don't care if he's known as a awesome guy to work with
or the best man on CSX. The manager's at this company are only a small
part of the problem. The employees at CSX are just as bad. Putting
others down, starting rumors and having self entitlement just to name a
few problems on that end. I won't even get started about the modern-day
crap unions and those who represent.

Name: FTW
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 26 March 2015

If you get ran off can you every come back?

what the average time.....

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 26 March 2015

In regards to the post on Riverside California. What is so different
between the Riverside California and any other terminal?Hell most of
the people in the terminals are having sex with one or another, or
thinking about sex, underhanded things are going on all the time in the
terminals. Not all people in the management field are dishonest, but
most of them are and most of them are cheaters.So I see no difference
between one terminal and another.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 25 March 2015

WOW---- what a Train master wanna be ! I have never seen one this
uneducated. HA HA


___________________________________________________________________________
 Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 24 March 2015

CSX TREATS SUPERVISORS LIKE THEY ARE DIRT AND THAT IS TO BE EXPECTED
MANAGEMENT FROM TOP TO BOTTOM KNOWS ONLY TREATS AND A NASTY WAY OF
DOING BUSINESS.  MORAL IN TRANSPORTATION IS THE WORST I HAVE EVER
SEEN.
 DONT BELIEVE THE CRAP THEY FEED YOU WHEN HIRING.  SCREMS, THREATS,
PERSONAL SLURS ARE ALL THESE BEATDOWN MANAGERS UNDERSTAND.
IF YOU KNOW WHAT GOOD FOR YOU DON'T WAIST YOUR TIME WITH THESE FOLKS.

ROB A BANK AND WORK ON THE CHAIN GANG. CSX PAY IS BETTER BUT THE CHAIN
GANG WILL BE MORE REWARDING AND LESS STRESS.

THANKS, 4 YEARS WAISTED AND LOOKING.

Name: East St .Louis Roselake
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 1-10 years
Posted: 24 March 2015

I just want to say that Rose lake yard is very impressive. The things
that impress me if how stupid Aleek and his little want to be
trainmasters are. If I was a customer of CSX I would take my business
else where. I know my job relies on customers but I can make way more
money on other railroads and I wouldn't have to be harassed like Rose
lake Managers do...
  I was taking a number 2 and Trainmaster Williams came into the
bathroom telling me he needed me and "I needed to cut it off!" I said
please can I have some privacy please. He then preceded to tell me he
has the authority to fire me for subornation." Because I wasn't
following the instruction of a superior." So I cut it off asap and
then went into his office and then he told me he needed to talk to me
about how he didn't care for my attitude in the bathroom. I explained
how I was sorry that he thought I had an attitude and I wasn't trying
to sound that way. He told me " really I should just shut the fuck and
see what I get for the disrespect of a former US Marine"....I cant
believe how crazy he went on me and really it freaked me out how he is
almost after me. This isn't ok and I shouldn't have to deal with this
at my workplace. I have enough to worry about with safety at work....I
shouldn't have to worry about my Trainmaster freaking me out and
making me feel unsafe ...mentally and physically
  Customers should be the ones thanking us for what we have to deal
with everyday!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 24 March 2015

CSX TREATS SUPERVISORS LIKE THEY ARE DIRT AND THAT IS TO BE EXPECTED
MANAGEMENT FROM TOP TO BOTTOM KNOWS ONLY TREATS AND A NASTY WAY OF
DOING BUSINESS.  MORAL IN TRANSPORTATION IS THE WORST I HAVE EVER SEEN.
 DONT BELIEVE THE CRAP THEY FEED YOU WHEN HIRING.  SCREMS, THREATS,
PERSONAL SLURS ARE ALL THESE BEATDOWN MANAGERS UNDERSTAND.
IF YOU KNOW WHAT GOOD FOR YOU DON'T WAIST YOUR TIME WITH THESE FOLKS.

ROB A BANK AND WORK ON THE CHAIN GANG. CSX PAY IS BETTER BUT THE CHAIN
GANG WILL BE MORE REWARDING AND LESS STRESS.

THANKS, 4 YEARS WAISTED AND LOOKING.

Name: Informer
E-mail: 
Employed as: M of W, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 20 March 2015

So we learned at the REDI center that ties could not be sitting around
for more than 120 days. I tried to get that taken care of and I get
yelled at and told not to worry about it. Track department must be the
bottom of the barrel as far as the railroad goes. The managers are
retarded and we get treated like shit! I was told that this was a great
job so I applied. Then I get my first check and see that I have been
raped. WOW allot gets taken out.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 16 March 2015

For The Retired SP Engineer...

That terminal in Riverside California, why was there so much
malfeasance going in that terminal? One senior manager was caught in a
love triangle with his secretary and a junior manager...another one got
got hiding injury claims...another used corporate funds to get a sex
change operation...another one got caught having oral sex with a rank
and file employee while on duty...and a large number of managers hangs
out at a Bi-Swingers Club just north of the terminal in order to get
initiated into management!

Name: Laughing 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 12 March 2015

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

Name: Glad
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 10 March 2015

Retired FRA:
Thank you for your service.  Don't know firsthand your personal
experiences but the other... I do.  You're preaching to the choir.
Have very little respect, if any, for the  US DOT\FRA.

Name: Retired FRA Inspector
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 10 March 2015

Glad:

FRA attorneys and railroad attorneys hold claims collection meetings in
which a token amount is paid to settle a large group of violations. This
has been nothing but a charade for several decades. Inspectors put a lot
of work into the preparation of these violation reports just to see
their attorneys void them or settle for far less than a reasonable
amount. I also witnessed FRA slipping deeper and deeper into the
pockets of railroad management. They squeezed hands under the table
while blaming contract employees for all injuries and accidents. And
FRA started instructing its inspectors to hide in the bushes and try to
catch  employees breaking railroad rules when they had no business doing
that. In the past, we had been told NOT to get involved in railroad
rules. So now there is a situation in which railroad managers demand
that contract employees meet production expectations when meeting those
expectations can only be accomplished by breaking rules. And to rub salt
in the wound, FRA inspectors are trying to catch employees that break
the rules. I am proud of the work that I did while I was an FRA
inspector, but certainly not proud of the agency I worked for.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for N/A
Posted: 10 March 2015

Shouldn't railroad people, experienced and knowledgeable people,
operate, run railroads?   Yes, business is business..., but?

Name: Glad
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 10 March 2015

Right On:

Sad reading. A hell of a way to run a railroad.

Experienced employees\workers are more efficient which more often than
not equates to being safer (& the jobs get done).

Csx employees with any time in at all are attuned to the
double standard, rhetoric BS, ie: the "good show".

Customers/shippers are too, but they also = big business.

Know all about the CFRs pertaining to RRs - USDOT\FRA Government
Regulations that RRs do violate & get away with - no citations.

Big shots plan things for yrs. ahead of time so maybe they know what
all's going on.   Unions & workers often have to play catch-up.
 
Csx has some of the best locations, terminals, & ports east of the
Mississippi.  

Something up?  Another merger, takeover, etc., in the works?
If not, stockholders & this outfit's Board of Directors should get
their heads out of the sand.  

The CULTURE that's bragged about sometimes is just pure BS. 
 
House cleaning is needed. Could & should be a much better and better
managed/run company. Shares should be worth at least double what they
are.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 09 March 2015

To declined....sounds like you were to smart to work out here
anyway.....

Name: RIGHT ON
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years
Posted: 09 March 2015

NEW HIRE DECLINED

Your post has to be one of the best and right on post that I have seen
on this site in years.
But what you did not address is the thorn in the employees back. The
training school. You absolutely can not keep a school running and
afloat without new students. You can not flood a market with employees
and have no where to place them. When you hire and train employees and
put them on the street when they are done, they usually do not return.
When a company counts on government grants to fund their school the
need for a turnover rate is an absolute MUST!
Then you have to factor in the support by businesses and awards with
monetary value. Receiving a JD Powers award and Service star award look
great on paper and in the press. This helps attract business and big
backers. 
Safety awards are another thorn for the employees. A company must show
they are putting their money where their mouths are. By suspending
employees and taking a hard stance on safety they fool the backers into
thinking they are a safe employer. We need not touch that subject any
further.
Then you have a business that is regulated by the Federal government.
Have you ever read the very large book put out by the FRA with
guidelines for the railroads. Yes, we all know there are corrupt
federal officials in the pockets of the railroad but they are still
obligated to put on a show. The railroad business has a very huge
obligation to run trains safely. Tossing employees on the street for
safety violations is one way to put on that good show.
The employees have to understand that a turn over rate is a must!
Keeping the students in the school, putting on a safety is a way of
life show for the feds and backers is much more important than the
moral or the real safety of the work force.
All employees must remember....EMPLOYEE TURN OVER IS A MUST FOR THIS
COMPANY AND IT WILL BE DONE. All you can do is work safely for your own
protection and hope that you are not on duty the day management is
ordered by Jacksonville to start cutting off more heads.

Good luck to all of those employed by the company. Do the best you can,
save your money and ALWAYS REMEMBER someone will be a target ever day.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 09 March 2015

I thank God every day that I left this shithole csx sucks and so does
everyone that works there your all a bunch of douchebagS

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 09 March 2015

New Hire,

It wasn't always like this, and its not exactly the way you see
things.  Forget about the money, and the long days on these trains. 
Today they are out to fire everyone period!  Thats where all the bad
attitude came into play.  

Remember, everyday you come to work just isn't good enough no matter
how well you perform.  There goal is to fire everyone.  You wonder why
people come in off the street and eventually quit?  CSX DOES SUCK!

Name: New Hire that Declined
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for N/A
Posted: 08 March 2015

This site has been running for many years so it has had a cumulative
effect I believe...

I am an individual who jumped through every hoop to land a position
with CSX. I did all the tests then was faced with the realization after
all the trouble I went to to prove to CSX I was worthy that CSX was
not.

Because I had other offers from other companies even though I had set
my first choice of a career to be CSX I had to reconsider my other
options after I learned more.

No one was more disappointed by this than myself as the amount of
bullshit you would have to heap onto a job driving trains to make it
some thing no one with options wants to do is mind boggling.

The reason you likely are faced with a problem of new hires that have
no clue what is going on could very well be a self fulfilling prophecy
that both employees and management are to blame for.

Every qualified candidate that really had the ability to make an
informed opinion already passed on your company. There is a pretty
strong possibility the majority of them easily found this site and
others like it when conducting their own background check while vetting
CSX.

What you now have are candidates who look good on paper but unlikely
were the type that make the effort to look into the environment they
are entering with an unbiased point of view and actually make an
informed opinion of what are the actual state of working conditions,
moral, job satisfaction and union effectiveness.

The most damning opinions did not come from this board ironically but
from the employees conducting the hiring interviews and their honesty
about what they look forward to most in their CSX career...

Retirement.

And these were the guys that managed to succeed in this environment and
advance in position to non T&E jobs... even they are only in it for the
money and can't wait for the ride to end.

Don't read this as a slight to them the did a good job.
However the factual and anecdotal argument against them presented to
candidates looking for confirmation of their level of job satisfaction
even though they are putting on their happy face through the process...
well they already were fighting uphill and it is likely a lot of
candidates wanting to be convinced that CSX is a company they want to
work at will be looking for their insights in unguarded moments.

They alone did not break the camels back.

watching an individual that posts youtube videos from their excitement
of being selected, finishing training then starting their job the
transformation in demeanor is striking.

this individual begins to look increasingly tired and disillusioned
with their career choice right up to the point the youtube videos
simply stop being uploaded. search the internet you will find this
exhausted demeanor on so many of the crews faces and you even arrive at
the FRA run website dedicated to justifying unsavory 24/7 crew calling
practices.

Even enjoyable jobs are not enjoyable when you are not given a chance
for uninterrupted sleep at 24 hour intervals. Whats worse is in
transportation it is downright dangerous.

All claims of safety ring hollow when faced with the actual new hire
conditions of being stuck on an extra board for years and having no
100% guaranteed way to get the rest you need when being on call 24/7.
It is unsafe and everyone knows it

It has not changed because it is motivated by greed on all sides of the
company from employees/unions to management to the top brass.

The irony is everyone would have more job satisfaction and the company
would have a lot less accidents if they doubled the labor pools and cut
the 24/7 on call in half and stopped paying people to be on the clock
for 24 hours a day while sitting at home waiting for a telephone call.

Cut that nonsense in half on both sides. Half the current on call pay
and half the current hours when on call would be a start. 

If you need people to crew trains on standby put them on call for 12
hours then let the bastards go to sleep and don't pay the greedy
buggers 24 hours a day.

You might argue this would cause a strike and the extra board would
starve... yes they might but this is a right of passage in other
industries that should have high levels of job satisfaction and the
root cause of why your industry does not. 

You all made it about the money to a point that it is a nightmare for
yourselves and everyone else. Seriously how did you guys fuck this up
so bad?

Then there are the actual reports of accidents and their causes that
simply confirm all this.

When trying to unravel most mysteries and problems so many can be
solved by following the money.

It seems the perfect storm of greed on all sides has created the
current conditions at CSX that make this company unattractive to
completely qualified candidates that would otherwise jump at the chance
to work here.

How many other qualified people has this company lost besides myself
because of these problems?

Name: NOT FOOLED
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years
Posted: 07 March 2015

Posters

Don't get fooled by the company mole on this forum. Look real close at
the post and start watching when they come out from under their rock. It
IS ALWAYS WHEN A TOUCHY SUBJECT IS UNDER DISCUSSION. They are paid by
the company to create havoc and disrupt the website!
Glad has been making some good points and has attracted some extra
attention. 

When you join a union you do not SIGN A CONTRACT. You agree when you
become a member to follow the rules set forth in their constitution. 
The LMRDA trumps the unions constitution in situations where your union
is not handling your complaints in a timely manner and to the fullest
extent possible.  These federal protection laws are put in place so any
union member can sue and take his cases to an outside attorney. ALL
UNIONS are under federal regulation and for good reason! A union that
is in bed with  management and horse trades claims for personal gain
should be reported and put under federal investigation.  We all know
that takes a hell of a good lawyer and a hard stance from the members.
Sitting on a claim for 4-5 years is TOTALLY UNACCEPTABLE. The company
is usually the one who creates the back log by refusing to sit down and
get to business handling the claims. When they sign an agreement on a
particular issue, agree that a claim will be paid for a violation of
that said agreement then there shouldn't be any reason for it not to
be honored and paid in a timely manner. Again, 4-5 years is not in a
timely manner. On the other hand, the union should not allow it to go
that far out of hand. 

Its up to the members to take control of their unions. The union works
for the members. YOU DO NOT WORK FOR THE UNION! They take your money
and in return are obligated to provide a service for the payment. If
they aren't taking a hard stance and wont play hard ball then its up
to the members to clean house and elect someone who will! No one has to
tell you the amount of money that is passing through the hands of your
unions and most of it comes from hard working members. If your union is
failing you then you need to do something about it!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 04 March 2015

Glad

We know your the man (42 yearson the rr)  4 tours in Vietnam , 3wives,
1 husband 8 dogs and 25 cats.   You don't have to put your resume on
here.    Just who are you trying to convince?   Me or yourself.

Name: Glad
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 04 March 2015

Glad did 42 yrs.
Local, Road, & Yard assignments. 1972-2014. 
Not that old yet & still in pretty good shape physically 
& mentally.  Which is a hell of a lot more than can be said for the
less than 1 yr. person\poster. 

Can't deal with a sick mind.  That job is for professionally trained
doctors.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 04 March 2015

Less than 1 year


Don't pick on that old man.  He's doing the best he can.  You might
be the closest thing he has to a best friend.   Go easy brother.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 04 March 2015

Glad

Don't use the local libraries' computer for your post.   Sale some of
those photos and buy your own.

Name: Glad
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 04 March 2015

The less than one year poster should contact an EAP Counselor and ins.
cos. right now, --  and start getting professional help ASAP.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 04 March 2015

Indeed.  Your education begins and ends with GED.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 03 March 2015

Anyone who would even read what a locomotive engineer for one year has
to say must be bored .....a locomotive engineer for one whole year
doesn't know shit from shinola....this guy has a FRA card .....WOW we
are all impressed with your card....my retarded nephew could get one of
those .....LOL.....son  you should get a life...do you go around and
show everyone your ENGINEER card ?....bet your a chick magnet....a real
catch indeed....LMAO.....yea you are awesome.....

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 03 March 2015

Glad 
 
The site is csx sucks not csx is your friend.  I bet you never worked
out here.  I believe your  one of those formers taking our pictures.  
You better get out there with your camera here come q025.  


30yrs of taking photos

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 03 March 2015

Glad 

You're a company suck.  You need to retire like the rest of your
kind.
Too old and too foolish to question anything.

Name: Glad
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 03 March 2015

There is plenty enough bitching/complaining/harping about things on this
site.   Vulgar words are not needed.   Read the heading.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 03 March 2015

FUCK CSX AND FUCK ALL YOU NO GOOD COMPANY SUCKS.  ONE IS NO BETTER THAN
THE OTHER AND FUCK MY SAWED OFF LOCAL CHAIRMAN WHO THINKS HE'S A RFE.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 27 February 2015

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

Name: Glad
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 27 February 2015

Interesting, the last two posts.

Many of those types of thoughts are playing right into csx's hands.

Thousands of 1st time union members on the rr now days & most are
pretty smart, but all too many are just plain ignorant. 
Worse, is the ones that should know better.  Sad.

The attendance policy is just that - a policy. NOT an agreed to
contract. Stupid for the organizations to post on web sites their
plans.  Not over yet.

Know all about the LMRDA.  Timely representation?  See contractual
agreements  and the RLA.  Any LC or LR should understand totally their
contracts & labor laws & be able to explain to local members - - WHEN
they'll listen.  

Intelligent people have the ability to listen, learn.

Ineffective\lackadaisical  reps. can be taken to a hearing & removed 
and/or voted out, replaced.

Wish things were more simple per se, but alas, it's just not that
way.

Again, for the umpteenth time:  keep voting pro-business, anti-labor,
anti-union legislators into office - will eventually end up = poor man
\ rich man.  Want to end up being a serf slaving for a king no matter
how important you may think you are?  

Glad 
fortunate & lucky to be outta there

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 27 February 2015

I'm all about paying union dues and being a union member.   We
couldn't work for csx without an union or at least I wouldn't.   That
being said when I pay dues to my union monthly and all my co-workers do
as well.    I expect representation.  I expect the details of a
contract to be defined and understood before it's signed.  I expect
not to be harassed by the company with silly ass attendance policies. 
I expect my valid claims to be handled and payed in a timely manner.  I
expect my LC to keep his mouth shut about me wanting a day off.  When he
is seen getting drunk on social media while he's off union.   I expect
my union brothers and sisters not to be sleeping with the enemy.  I
expect my L/C not to take company positions or safety suck jobs. 

This attendance policy effective 3-1 would never happen if we had a
union not in bed with the company.   Correct me If I'm wrong but has
the utu or ble addressed this on their websites.  No they have not! 
Just like previous attendance changes not a damn thing will change.  Is
it not funny that the ble signed their contract right before this
bullshit.

I hope it doesn't happen if right to work is ever the law of the
land.
There will be a lot of brothers and sisters stop paying union dues
because our union is so passive with all csx's bullshit.

Name: LC
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 27 February 2015

GLAD

Union members are their own worst enemies. What I and others don't
understand is why they are willing to pay their hard earned money
towards dues and not demand that they get the full representation that
they are PAYING FOR AND ENTITED TO BY FEDERAL LAW. Every member needs
to read the LMRDA! A lot of members have the idea in their heads that
the unions are regulated by the railroad labor act. THEY ARE NOT! 
There are federal laws in place that protect union members in the
United States. They are in place to protect members from "mafia" type
unions organizing and setting up shop. Every member has a right by
federal law to be represented in a timely manner. There are step put in
place to allow any union member to take his case outside of the union
and sue his union as well.  The members need to let their elected
official know they are aware of the laws and take a stance at election
time.

Another big problem is the members fear of retaliation if they file
charges against a supervisor who is blatantly showing disregard for the
union agreement. If you have a supervisor who stands there and tells you
straight to your face that he doesn't care what your agreement says and
you will do what he tells you to do and you can take it up with your
local chairman later, he needs to be reported immediately to your
general chairman. Your fellow employees who witness this need to stand
beside you and show some support. This is a supervisor who needs to be
charged with union busting, deliberate disregard for the employees
right to union agreements and protection.
THERE IS NO PLACE IN THE WORKPLACE FOR A HOSTILE UNION BUSTING
SUPERVISOR AND THE INTERNATIONAL SHOULD BE NOTIFIED AS WELL.

Name: Glad
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 26 February 2015

Unions have many faults, to be sure.  Try to negotiate with this co.
without them though & see how you end up. 

Closed shop\mandatory union membership is a must. Without that, this
particular co. for one, could & would really beat the unions, the
employees & their wages/benefits down.  Wake up & see \ smell the real
world. 

Rail unions would be much stronger if members themselves stuck together
more & would be more supportive. 

Read, learn about, the provisions of the Railway Labor Act &
contractual agreements.  Know, be sure of facts.

If a local rep. is off on a weekend, ask why. You very well may find
out that the reason is more than justified. Again, know all the
details\facts before blowing off.  
"I heard" or "I thought" doesn't cut it. 

Easy to bitch, not often easy to correct/fix things.   Help out.
Contribute a lot more than just crying on web sites and/or at the 
on-duty location. Do - at least try to do, more than just post on a web
site.  

Stated\written before: keep voting pro-business legislators into
office(s) - that & weak unions = = look out mr. & ms. middle class blue
collar worker.

csx - mentions a good culture for employees = what a crock, 
nothing but BS embarrassing rhetoric.

Glad    
Glad to be outta there 
& not have to associate\deal with disrespectful, inconsiderate,
selfish co-workers and the same like horsecrap csx management, fra,
etc.

Name: Bed buddies 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 26 February 2015

BLE / UTU  /  CSX.  Bed buddies ..... Local union laying off on
weekends, holidays,..  These boys needs a good beat down.. Enough is
enough .. Catch them at Walmart with they're family an beat the piss
out of them. No one made them take that job. Unions aren't strong like
they use to be.  A bunch of  cowards ..

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 25 February 2015

Well mr.FRA inspector at least you got a greeting....allbeit a piss poor
one....seems to be the new way of thinking nowadays....I can tell you it
all starts at the top and as you know shit runs downhill....been on the
property 15 years now ....I have seen the infamous Posey on several
occasions....no greeting,no eye contact,no nothing..he departed and his
replacement ?....you got it ...same actions to a T...now moving on you
can put the manager of safety and operating practices in the pile and
the senior road foreman of engines in the mix as well....it must be the
way they were all taught ...MONKEY see MONKEY do.....it's obvious these
men? Don't want to be bothered with some subordinate who handles
millions of dollars a year for them to be ask what their name
is?......a proud group management must be....walk or drive or sit
around all day doing absolutely nothing beneficial to the company
except usually screwing it up worse than it already is....if that's at
all possible.....

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 25 February 2015

WHEN I MET MY MANAGER FOR THE FIRST TIME, HE WAS ALL OVER ME, COULDN'T
DO ENOUGHT FOR ME.  YES IM PRETTY GOOD LOOKING.

Name: Retired FRA Inspector
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years
Posted: 25 February 2015

Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years:

You are spot on about the nastiness of many CSX managers. On several
occasions, when I met one for the first time, I was greeted with a
gruff "what do you want?" Then when I told them I was with FRA, they
did a 180 and completely changed their tones, sticking their hands out
to shake mine and smiling. Of course when that happened I made sure
there were no stones left unturned in their yards. On some days my job
became very enjoyable.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 25 February 2015

Our no good utu and ble lc are both laid off union again.   New system
notice released on attendance effective March 1st.   We all know
they're    not doing a damn thing but setting home beating their meat.
 I wish that  short fuck would work at least one weekend with the rest
of us.  Maybe just maybe this would be as issue with him.  I'm not
sure how the new utu lc will do  or where he stands but the ble lc is a
short no good bitching little fucker who thinks he's a rfe.  He handles
claims like my insane granny.  WE ALL KNOW CSX SUCKS COCK.   LET ME TELL
THOSE WHO DON'T KNOW THE UTU AND BLE SUCK  BIG COCK.  I FIND IT FUNNY
THAT THE CONTRACTS STATE HIS IS A CLOSED SHOP JOB AND THERE ARE MEN AND
WOMEN THAT BELIEVE THE UNION NOT IN BED WITH CSX.

uNION BUSINESS ON THE WEEKENDS AND HOLIDAYS NEED TO BE A THING OF THE
PAST.

HEY CINDY IF YOU HAD A REAL MAN KNOCKING THE BOTTOM OUT OF THAT THING
YOU MIGHT BE A DECENT BITCH.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 24 February 2015

Hey utu and ble on your web sites there is a lot of bullshit topics. 
How about topics we really care about like the new attendance policy or
what you fat ass no good basterds are gonna do about it.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 24 February 2015

Have YOU introduced yourself to the new Manager? If not-- why not? you
might just be surprised, and learn something. You my friend are afraid
to approach him, and for no reason. Always remember the more you know
the better for YOU.




 Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 24 February 2015

When a person accepts a manager position ....goes to Atlanta for
training and drink the cool-aid......are they trained not to speak to
or look at a T&E employee?.....are they taught they are better than
their subordinates.....all the things a person learns in growing up to
be a respectful ,polite ,honest human being is being taught to be the
exact opposite .....all in the matter of six months.....we have a
train
master trainee in our terminal ....I have been working here 14 years
now....seen him 10plus times...this guy hasn't introduced himself or
even looked me in the eye....is this typical behavior
nowadays?.....what's the use of getting educated then?....come work
for CSX ...no previous education required......

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 24 February 2015

To the yardmasters...why is it when a guy busts his but to get get home
....has a great run and then gets to the yard limits only to be asked
'how much time you got left'?....access denied....sit out there for 3
hrs for no apparent reason....now with time running out its hurry up and
get in before you kill that train on the main....some of you guys must
be on some goooood medication....

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 24 February 2015

When a person accepts a manager position ....goes to Atlanta for
training and drink the cool-aid......are they trained not to speak to
or look at a T&E employee?.....are they taught they are better than
their subordinates.....all the things a person learns in growing up to
be a respectful ,polite ,honest human being is being taught to be the
exact opposite .....all in the matter of six months.....we have a train
master trainee in our terminal ....I have been working here 14 years
now....seen him 10plus times...this guy hasn't introduced himself or
even looked me in the eye....is this typical behavior
nowadays?.....what's the use of getting educated then?....come work
for CSX ...no previous education required......

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 1-10 years
Posted: 23 February 2015

If you look forward to a career where no one cares about you or your
family life, sign right up.  You to can get stuck out of state for most
of a week, without any idea when you'll get home.  You are just a
number, and they only care about the millions of dollars in revenue,
and you're replaceable.  There are hundreds of kids down in Atlanta
ready to fill in our disgruntled shoes.  Anyone who goes to Amtrak
never returns, because they know how to treat people.  If stock holders
actually knew how inefficient they were at moving freight, they'd pull
their money out of that really fast.




                                 CSX
               "How tomorrow moves freight.....a week later."

Name: Informer
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 22 February 2015

You want to be a manager at CSXT? Fail a drug test and 9 months later
when you come back off your rule G CSX will give you the title that
most abuse. What's that you say? you have to have a clean employee
record for a year without any absences or assessments? Those rules only
apply to those that CSX says they do.. Yeah, yeah, yeah I know CSX made
that rule but its ok, trust me! We look for the worst employees to put
in charge! Shitty employee and now a shitty manager. From someone that
use to go home after the morning call because their manager use to let
them. No management experience need, never been a foreman, no need.
Stole from the company then and sure that has not stopped. Who's going
to listen and make the difference? No one.... 

      CSX is a bright shiny fortune 500 company on the outside that
gives a appearance that safety is #1 and they care. Have you seen the
areas where these trains run? Employees defenseless work in high urban
threat areas. We will wait until something happens to make changes,
just like all the other rules and regulations written in blood.

      Don't waste your time calling Ethics because eventually the
manager that is the problem will come to you ans ask for a statement
and dissolve the issue. Confidential? yea right!

      So many issues with this company and yet it is blamed on the
employee. "Oh, its just a disgruntled employee!" Is it? Why is that
employee disgruntled?

      Fact based: A statement thrown around by CSX. If you want fact
based lets pull radio records of trains that have passed. Lets pull
paper work that has been documented by and outside party. "I don't
care that 6 employees have the same story! I am going continuously
repeat "FACT BASED" and make everything your fault! Oh yea and also
keep calling you a liar!" GREAT MANAGEMENT SKILLS!!!

Name: not fooled
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years
Posted: 19 February 2015

BOB

Who said anything about conrail?   SPOKEN LIKE A TRUE MOLE! Getting
tired of trying to use the LBT issue to draw attention away from the
heated topics? Keep trying.

In the meantime, the bad moral and hatred builds at roselake!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 18 February 2015

RE; SP Engineer:

Heard lots of noise from that terminal that you mentioned in
California....Is it true that an engineer butchered his wife several
times and almost killed her...served over 10 years in prison...and
returned to work...and is now a terminal manager?
That was mentioned in Train Orders a few years ago as well as a slew of
sex offenders working-out of that terminal.

Name: Bob
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 18 February 2015

Man what a bunch of soar losers...if the Conrail was so great, don't
you all think it would be on the list of "Major U.S. Railroads"
today. Stop whining and be thankful that you have a job!

Name: FACTS!
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for N/A
Posted: 17 February 2015

Retired SP Engineer

Not only do the CSX officials read this site but their lawyers do as
well. They have too. It is their responsibility to read every post to
make sure there hasn't been something posted that is a violation of
business practices or leaks vital information to the competitors.
Supervisors visit this site on a regular basis. IT IS A FACT that the
FRA as well as customers read it daily.  Last year a close personal
friend of the NS informed us that they read every single post because
not only is it entertaining but a lot of post make reference to former
NS officials that were asked to "leave" and jumped on board with CSX.
 

This site can be very helpful for the employee's if used properly.
Unfortunately because it is an open forum there is no way to keep 
filthy and unstable people from posting comments that make decent hard
working employees who do post on here appear less credible.

If employee's are afraid to file ethics charges against a supervisor
because they know they WILL BE RETALIATED AGAINST they can do it on
this site. The minute any CSX officer see's official charges posted on
this site it is their responsibility to advise the company so the
lawyers and public directors can make note of it and prepare for any
adverse actions that might take place. 

Be serious about your posting. If you are going to make charges or post
ethics violations HAVE YOUR FACTS. HAVE DATES, TIMES, LOCATIONS,
INNCIDENT AT HAND AND FULL DETAILS. 
CSX has in the past investigated officials being charged with
inappropriate conduct after being notified anonymously. THIS IS A FACT.
Once they become aware that a serious situation is escalating it is
their responsibility to investigate within.
REMEMBER!!!!! AS SOON AS YOU BEGIN POSTING INFORMATION THAT IS
UNCOMFORTABLE OR DAMAGING TO THE IMAGE OF THE COMPANY, THE HIRED MOLES
WITH DO EVERYTHING IN THEIR POWER TO DISTRACT YOU FROM THE TOPIC AT
HAND. THEY WILL START ARGUMENTS WITH THE POSTERS AND DRAW EVERYONES
ATTENTION AWAY. THIS IS WHAT THEY HAVE BEEN ORDERED TO DO.
DO YOUR BEST TO IGNORE THEM. DO NOT LET THEM DRAW YOU IN. IF YOU DO ALL
YOU HAVE DONE IS FALL FOR THEIR TACTICS. STAND YOUR GROUND! 
If what you are posting is factual and truthful you have absolutely
nothing to worry about. No one in the company wants to push issues that
you can prove without a shadow of a doubt. They prefer to keep these
issues in house and away from the public but if the employee's are
getting no where and the problems are being swept under the rug this
site is just the place to get the rug taken to the cleaners!

Name: Ground Pounder
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 16 February 2015

SP Engineer.

I so understand what you're writing about.  

With the way Scott Conners orders his managers to treat everyone on the
Great Lakes Division, I'm surprised someone hasn't already gone postal
over here.  

I'm sure if Brian Edwards and Darren Hershiser keep harassing the
Chicago Division guys, they're going to do to them what they've been
threatening to do to Joe Barry, if he's ever stupid enough to show up
in Danville again.  Its a beat down, and a long box car ride.  But with
as FAT as Brian Edwards is, a few days riding around in a box car might
do his waist line some good.

Name: Retired SP Eng.
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 1-10 years
Posted: 16 February 2015

I really do hope that CSX Management takes the time to read this and
other railroad websites, especially TrainOrders.com. I'm sure they
view CSX-Sucks.com as entertainment, with only disgruntle employees
being the catalyst of the posters.  But, for their information, many
others view them in the same light as most here. In comparison to the
other “Big Three” railroads, CSX is, from what I can tell, a “Wooden
Axel” outfit. Meaning basically, it's run by non-railroad people at
the corporate level and the "Bottom Line" being the most important or
the only indicator of the railroad's productivity and efficiency.

Back in 1980, Southern Pacific (and other railroads) were flush with
excess operating employees, cabooses, fireman, brakemen, etc. now
history. The country was in the middle of the Carter rescission,
freight loadings were way down, locomotives were stored, mothballed in
long lines. Many low seniority brakemen and switchmen were cut-off. The
mood of management then was much as the CSX is now; harass the men,
efficiency testing all the time. If you were a promoted engineer and
cut back as a fireman, then you were fair game. The work morale was
just as the CSX seems to be today. Finally, someone broke. For you CSX
managers, these means he went “Postal.” I'm sure I need not explain
the definition of that term. One particular yardmaster, with the
encouragement of  a few Asst-Terminal Superintendents, had really be
harassing the yard crews unmercifully. As the sun came up one morning,
this yardmaster was walking down the steps from the Trim Tower at SP's
West Colton Yard in southern California. An old  head switchman walked
up a literally blew him away with a 12ga. shotgut....yes, killed him.
The man is still in a California prison. The man's name escapes me,
but I believe they called the yardmaster Pinky. After this incident,
things on the SP changed over night....at least on the Los Angeles
Division.

Now, point being; don't think this can't happen on the CSX. It can
and I would bet it will. CSX Management, listen up...people can only
take so much. From what I read and hear, many of your first line
managers are pushing people to the breaking point. Just take some poor
guy going through a divorce, a serious illness  or another of life's
traumatic situations, feeling distraught, life not worth living. Now,
take one of your company officers, overly concerned  about him
separating two cars 48 feet not 50, sights him for an investigation,
this just might be the straw that breaks the camel's back, and he goes
Postal. Don't feel it can't happen, I have shown you it has, on a
railroad. We all know it's happened many time at the US Postal
Service.

Name: Rose lake
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 16 February 2015

ROSELAKE....
         Idk if Aleek is still doing his pot smoking but he sure
thought it was funny that day. Like he had gotten one over on CSX.
He was even holding his hand up making the movements of smoking a
joint.

The railroad is so corrupt within CSX. I sometime can believe the
idiots they hire here. Then they let the ones go that are actually
doing good.
Doesn't make sense to me...but aleek and ryan do there own thing and
we cant stand up without being mistreated or followed in the yard with
them constantly testing us. Or in aleeks way he tests.....from the seat
in his office looking out the window.

THE SAFTY Record at RoseLake isn't what they claim...
 1st They tell you they don't want to know....
 2nd If you do tell them....they say "i didn't hear it"
 3rd Ive personally told " if you get hurt here..you wont work here 
any longer. We have ways to get rid of you here." Ryan Williams says
          SOMEONE like scott conner needs to get involved and fire them
for a change!

Name: ROSELAKE
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 16 February 2015

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

      ANY1 ELSE HAVE ANY STORYS ABOUT ROSELAKE?

Name: Joe Patriot
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 15 February 2015

Corrupt Politicians and Corporate America:

All Railroaders should go on a Nationwide strike and force our corrupt
politicians to focus on the People's business!

America, The Land Of The Free, is coming apart at the seams because no
one wants to lead!

Name: Retired Loco Eng.
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 1-10 years
Posted: 15 February 2015

I have ofter thought, the Obama Administration should turn over the ISIS
and Radical Islamic Terrorist
problem to the CSX management.  Herman Goering, Hitler's righthand
man, once said, “The reason we lost the war was, were weren’t
sufficiently ruthless enough." That would not be the case with CSX.
They would cut off heads and take names with a broken pencil, which
ever worked best.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 15 February 2015

http://www.utu1529.org/news/news.php?action=fullnews&id=230

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 15 February 2015

No discipline for Following Dr's Orders!



MUST READ  MUST READ MUST READ MUST READ MUST READ MUST READ MUST READ

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 15 February 2015

READ THIS AND PASS IT ON!

www.utu1529.org/news/news.php?action=fullnews&id=230

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 10-20 years
Posted: 14 February 2015

LOS ANGELES — When a Union Pacific freight train thundered into tiny
Macdona, Texas, just before dawn June 28, the engineer and conductor
had clocked more than 60 hours in the previous week, working the long,
erratic shifts that are common in the railroad industry, according to
this report by Dan Weikel published by the Los Angeles Times.

They flew through a stop signal at 45 mph and slammed into another
freight train that was moving onto a side track. No one even touched
the brakes.

Chlorine gas from a punctured tank car killed the conductor and two
townspeople, while dozens of others suffered breathing problems and
burning eyes as the toxic cloud drifted almost 10 miles. Hundreds were
evacuated within a 2-mile radius of the accident.

Federal investigators suspect that both of the Union Pacific crewmen
had fallen asleep. In the weeks before the crash, each man’s work
schedule had at least 15 starting times at all hours of the day.

The Macdona crash illustrates a grim fact of life for thousands of
engineers, brake operators and conductors who guide giant freight
trains across the country: Exhaustion can kill.

Two decades after federal officials identified fatigue as a top safety
concern, the problem continues to haunt the railroad industry,
especially the largest carriers responsible for moving the vast
majority of the nation’s rail-borne freight.

“Engineers and conductors sleep on trains. Anyone who tells you
different is not being straight with you,” said Diz D. Francisco, a
veteran engineer and union official who works out of Bakersfield for
the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Corp.

Tired crews have caused some of the deadliest and costliest freight
train wrecks of the last 20 years, a review of federal accident reports
show. And although the government doesn’t track fatigue-related crashes,
the number of accidents caused by human error has increased 60% since
1996, a surge that some safety experts suspect is at least partly the
result of weary crews.

“We have been talking about the same issues for more than 20 years,”
said William Keppen of Annapolis, Md., a retired engineer, former union
official and past coordinator of Burlington Northern Santa Fe’s fatigue
countermeasures program. “We made some progress in the 1990s, but the
whole thing is starting to go to hell. People are dying out there. The
risk is increasing again.”

National Transportation Safety Board records show that entire crews
have nodded off at the controls of mile-long freight trains weighing
10,000 tons, some of them loaded with hazardous materials.

In a 1984 Wyoming crash, a Burlington Northern engineer had only 6 1/2
hours of sleep in the 48 hours before the accident; his conductor had
five hours of sleep.

Outside St. Louis in 2001, a Union Pacific engineer who had been up for
24 hours with only a short nap failed to heed three warning signals and
orders to limit his speed before triggering a chain-reaction crash
involving two other trains. The wreck injured four and caused $10
million in damage.

A year later, in Des Plaines, Ill., a Union Pacific engineer fighting
to stay awake after more than 22 hours without sleep blew past warning
signals and broadsided another train, severely injuring two crew
members.

After a Chicago & North Western train collision in March 1995, engineer
Gerald A. Dittbenner sued the railroad — and received a $500,000
settlement, his lawyers say — over his incessant 12-hour shifts and
irregular work schedules.

Dittbenner, 49, misread a stop signal after being awake almost 30 hours
and hit the rear of an empty coal train outside Shawnee Junction, Wyo.
Seconds before the impact, Dittbenner jumped from the locomotive and
broke his neck. Unable to do strenuous work because of persistent pain,
he now works as a locksmith in Scottsbluff, Neb.

At a freight terminal before the crash, Dittbenner wrote a prophetic
letter to the railroad company — but never got a chance to mail it.

“I said something like, ‘We weren’t getting enough sleep. The railroad
is always short-handed and working us to death. If nothing is done,
someone is going to get hurt,’ ” Dittbenner recalled in an interview.
“That someone was me.”

Federal regulators believe that fatigue underlies many train accidents,
though the number of crashes related to the lack of rest is unknown.

The government investigates few crashes, leaving most of them to the
railroads to review. By law, those carriers submit reports to the
government. Under cause, the only fatigue-related category is “employee
fell asleep,” which Federal Railroad Administration officials say
doesn’t provide a full picture of the problem.

In 2004, the industry reported 3,104 significant accidents to the
railroad administration. About 1,250 were attributed to human factors
such as poor judgment, miscommunication and failure to follow operating
procedures — errors that experts say can be triggered by fatigue.

A 1997 survey of more than 1,500 freight crew members by the North
American Rail Alertness Partnership — a group of industry, government
and union officials — found that about 80% had reported to work while
tired, extremely tired or exhausted.

Though fatigue can affect passenger train crews, it is primarily a
problem for the 40,000 to 45,000 engineers, brake operators and
conductors assigned to unscheduled freight service.

Many put in 60 to 70 hours a week, sometimes more. They can be called
to work any time during the day or night, constantly disrupting their
sleep patterns.

The irregular shifts often place bleary-eyed crews at the controls
between 3 and 6 a.m., when experts say the body’s natural circadian
rhythm produces maximum drowsiness.

Engineers, brake operators and conductors liken on-the-job fatigue to
being in a constant state of jet lag.

“There is no set rest schedule. It changes all the time, and it is hard
to adjust,” said Doug Armstrong of Huntington Beach, a veteran Union
Pacific engineer who often works 12-hour days, six days a week. “People
have a normal rest cycle, but a railroad is anything but normal.”

Part of the problem is the federal Hours of Service Act, a 98-year-old
law that requires at least eight hours off after each shift. Crew
members say that often doesn’t result in adequate sleep. Allowing for
commutes, family obligations, meals and getting ready for work, four to
six hours of rest is common, they say.

Moreover, it is legal under the act for engineers, conductors and brake
operators to work up to 432 hours a month. In contrast, truckers can
drive no more than 260 hours a month under federal law, while
commercial pilots are restricted to 100 hours of flying a month.

“It doesn’t make scientific or physiological sense,” said Mark R.
Rosekind, a past director of NASA’s fatigue countermeasures program and
a former consultant to Union Pacific. “It calls for a minimum of eight
hours off, but people need eight hours of sleep a day on average.”

Without adequate rest, engineers can significantly increase their risk
of an accident, according to research in the late 1990s by the Assn. of
American Railroads, the industry’s trade organization and lobbying arm.

Donald G. Krause, then an analyst for the association, studied 1.7
million work schedules and found that engineers who put in more than 60
hours a week were at least twice as likely to be in an accident as those
working 40 hours.

His work was intended to aid the industry in assessing the fatigue
problem and finding ways to reduce accidents. But in 1998, the
association canceled the research.

“They did not want this finding,” said Krause, who once studied rail
safety for the federal General Accounting Office and is now a business
writer living outside Chicago. “The railroads fear it could lead to
restrictions on hours and government regulation, which could cost them
money. But something needs to be done. One of these days, they are
going to wipe out a town.”

Association officials say Krause’s research was halted because of
budget cuts, not out of a desire to bury the conclusions.

Exhausting schedules are nothing new in railroading. In 1863, long
hours contributed to the founding of the Brotherhood of Locomotive
Engineers, one of the nation’s oldest unions.

Crew fatigue is even enshrined in American folklore. Engineer Casey
Jones was killed when he rear-ended another train in 1900 — near the
end of a double shift. The accident inspired a song, “The Ballad of
Casey Jones.”

Today’s fatigue problem is the result of a variety of developments over
the last two decades, say union officials, railroad consultants, company
executives and train crew members.

Hiring has not kept pace with a steady increase in rail freight
volumes, about 4.4% a year on average since 1991, federal data show.

Corporate mergers and cost-cutting during the 1990s led to staff
reductions. In 2002, a change in pension rules led to 12,000 railroad
worker retirements, twice as many as the year before.

Since 1990, overall railroad employment has declined more than 25%.
Department of Labor statistics show that, until recently, the hiring of
engineers has been flat for years.

Railroad unions have at times resisted proposed solutions to the
fatigue problem if they threatened to limit the freedom of their
members to work long hours and maximize earnings. With overtime and
high mileage, salaries for engineers can reach $100,000 a year.

“It is a two-edged sword,” said Brian Held, 47, a Burlington Northern
Santa Fe engineer for 10 years. “The company wants to save money and
doesn’t hire what it needs to. Union members don’t want the boards so
full of workers they can’t make the money they want. It makes for a
dangerous situation.”

Held said that fatigue led to a train collision April 28, 2004, in the
Cajon Pass of San Bernardino County, a long, tricky grade that requires
constant attention.

Federal records show that both the engineer and conductor of a
Burlington Northern Santa Fe train dozed off and struck a Union Pacific
train at 5:15 a.m. Five cars derailed.

“There have been four or five fatigue-related incidents up there,” Held
said. “We’re lucky no one was killed.”

Interest in fatigue as a safety problem intensified in the mid-1980s,
when the NTSB concluded that weary crews contributed to three
collisions involving Burlington Northern trains that left 12 dead.

But the railroad industry did not launch a major initiative until two
Santa Fe freight trains collided Nov. 7, 1990, in Corona, killing four
and causing $4.4 million in damage.

The fiery head-on crash occurred at 4:11 a.m., when a westbound train
ignored a stop signal and crept onto the main track from a siding. It
collided with an eastbound freight train going about 30 mph.

Crew members on the westbound train tried to run from the wreckage but
were consumed by a fireball. The brake operator on the other train was
killed; the engineer and conductor suffered serious injuries.

A year later, NTSB investigators concluded that the crew at fault had
probably fallen asleep. They noted that engineer Gary Ledoux and brake
operator Virginia Hartzell had not slept for almost 27 hours, making
them drunk with exhaustion. Conductor James Wakefield had no more than
six hours of rest the day before.

Of Ledoux’s last 54 shifts, 35 had different reporting times at all
hours. The day before the crash, because of a last-minute shift change,
Ledoux had only 5 1/2 hours of sleep before guiding a freight train from
Los Angeles to Barstow, arriving at 12:40 p.m.

En route to Los Angeles, Ledoux exceeded speed limits 13 times. As he
neared Corona, he turned on the cab’s dome light and opened the window
in an apparent attempt to stay awake.

The Corona accident prompted the formation of the Work Rest Task Force,
which stressed a voluntary approach by railroad companies and labor
unions to sponsor research and find solutions without government
intervention. In 1996, the North American Rail Alertness Partnership
was formed. The Federal Railroad Administration also organized related
efforts.

Today, a variety of fatigue countermeasures are partially in place or
under consideration at the nation’s largest railroads, including
Burlington Northern Santa Fe, CSX Transportation, Norfolk Southern and
Union Pacific.

Some railroads have started voluntary work-rest cycles, though they are
not available to most of their freight crews. A typical arrangement is
seven days on and three days off. Educational materials are available,
crew lodgings at hotels have been upgraded and most major railroads,
after years of resistance, now allow short naps for those on duty.

Executives at some companies say they are moving to more regularly
scheduled freight service, which can make crew members’ hours more
predictable.

At Burlington Northern Santa Fe, crew members are entitled to 14 hours
of undisturbed rest after working eight hours. At CSX, they can ask for
undisturbed rest for up to 10 hours, and fixed work-rest cycles are
available at several major hubs.

Officials at all of the nation’s largest railroads say they are hiring
thousands of engineers and conductors to reduce crew shortages. The
companies, which handle about 90% of the nation’s rail freight, added
more than 4,000 crew members in 2004, a 7% increase over 2003.

The Assn. of American Railroads contends that a voluntary effort is
more likely to succeed than a “one-size-fits-all” approach that
government regulation would create.

“We have made huge gains by working cooperatively,” said Alan Lindsey,
general director of safety and rules for Burlington Northern Santa Fe.
“We have come a tremendous way as an industry.”

Although accidents related to human error are increasing, the railroad
association cites federal data that deaths and injuries of railroad
workers from accidents are at record lows.

Fatigue “is not what I’d consider a major safety issue at this point,
but it is an issue we take seriously,” said Robert C. VanderClute, the
association’s senior vice president of safety and operations.

Industry critics, however, point to Union Pacific, the nation’s largest
carrier, in asserting that the voluntary approach isn’t working.

Understaffing and crew fatigue have persisted at Union Pacific despite
the railroad’s participation in the Work Rest Task Force.

The largest team of safety inspectors ever assembled by the Federal
Railroad Administration descended on Union Pacific in 1997 after five
major crashes in eight weeks killed seven people.

Long hours, unpredictable work schedules and train crews that had
worked days on end without time off were partly to blame.

Since last May, the Federal Railroad Administration and the NTSB have
been investigating seven derailments and crashes involving Union
Pacific trains near San Antonio, including the Macdona wreck.

Crew fatigue is suspected in at least two of the accidents.

In December 2003, Union Pacific unsuccessfully sued a group of
unionized conductors alleging that they were taking too much time off
during weekends and holidays, disrupting commerce along a major Kansas
line in violation of the Railway Labor Act.

The United Transportation Union countered that the railroad was
severely understaffed in the area and many conductors were exhausted
from working for weeks — sometimes months — without a day off.

“We were running with a skeleton crew,” said union official Greg
Haskin. “Guys were burned out and calling in sick. They were working
12- to 16-hour days up to 90 days straight. You can’t expect people to
work like that and be safe.”

Union Pacific declined to discuss the case.

The company has vowed to add 200 engineers and conductors in the San
Antonio area, where the Macdona crash occurred, and 2,500 this year
across its vast network.

The company also is experimenting with a two-days-on, two-days-off
work-rest cycle for engineers at its giant freight hub in North Platte,
Neb.

“Generations have been dealing with this problem,” said John Bromley, a
Union Pacific spokesman. “There are not going to be any overnight
solutions.”

Critics say the industry isn’t doing enough voluntarily and that
further government regulation is needed. But when it comes to combating
fatigue, the wheels of reform turn slowly.

Bills requiring fatigue management plans and improvements to the Hours
of Service Act have failed repeatedly in Congress since 1998 because of
corporate and labor opposition.

Out of frustration, NTSB officials say they recently withdrew their
long-standing recommendation for revisions to the act.

Amending the law to reflect modern sleep science had been on the NTSB’s
“10 Most Wanted List” of safety improvements since 1990.

George Gavalla, who headed the Federal Railroad Administration safety
office from 1997 to 2004, said trying to reduce the fatigue problem
“was one of my biggest frustrations.”

“I’m disappointed we could not accomplish more,” he added. “It is a
huge safety issue.”

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 13 February 2015

Blet,Utu and Csx can kiss my ass.   When ever  I get 20 points I'm
gonna just happen to get hurt at work.   Then  sue their asses. Does
anyone know a good  lawyer?    $100.00 a month in Union dues and this
is the shit we get.   I wish we had half a damn Union.      

Anyone thinking of coming out here think again.  You would be better
off slinging hamburgers at McDonald's.

Name: Retired FRA Inspector
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years
Posted: 12 February 2015

To the other, other non-employee, for N/A:

You do seem to understand what's going on in the railroad industry.
Railroad and FRA managers squeeze each other's hands under the table
while they preach, but don't really practice, safety. And someday it
will end in a much greater tragedy than those that have already
occurred.

Name: Retired FRA Inspector
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years
Posted: 12 February 2015

Other, non-employee, for N/A:

No, your post is totally inaccurate. Railroads harass and fire
employees in order to instill fear in them. It also makes railroads
appear to be safety orientated. It's all about greed and control.
Railroad retirement has nothing to do with this.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 11 February 2015

I found this quote interesting as to the logic of this policy... is it
accurate?


"Just follow the money.

The railroad retirement system isn't big enough for everyone so they
run crews 24/7 so they screw up and get fired or die so there is enough
for the 25% of employees who do make it.

It is actually a giant ponzi scheme just like Social Security.

A 75% reduction in retirement costs is worth the cost of paying for
accidents after all isn't it? You save money by being shorthanded
along the way as well by running everyone ragged!"

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 11 February 2015

I may have gotten this wrong but here's how I would feel after having
to do this for any length of time...

I never got smart enough to think so hard about safety and make
websites about it and preach pushing chairs in and not walking with
hands in pockets and having fire drills before meetings to demonstrate
my commitment to safety.

no one has ever asked me why I push my chair in and walk without my
hands in my pockets for safety and then...

after waiting for a call from work for 16 hours I get the call as I am
about to pass out so I drive to work within 2 hours of the call then
drive 15000 tons of steel for 12 hours down a ribbon of rails where I
have to watch for signals every two miles and make sure to drink my
coffee 1 hour before I reach the point of passing out so I don't miss
any of those lights because if I miss them that's unsafe and bad
things like death happen.

But as long as I can keep my eyes open for 10 seconds every 2-3 minutes
and time it just right i can sleep through the whole thing and still be
safe.

good thing I have been operating with no sleep for 12 hours after being
awake for 16 hours for the last 15 years or else I would be worried that
what I am doing could be extremely unsafe.

But the Railroads are committed to safety its on the website they would
never miss something so fundamental as degraded human functioning that
is directly tied to lack of sleep with a direct threat to safety. That
could never happen they are to smart for that.

Name: Retired FRA Inspector
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years
Posted: 10 February 2015

Other, non-employee, for N/A:

You seem to only partially grasp the situation at hand. Railroad
management would oppose the change to an on-call policy because it
would require them to hire more employees, and that would decrease
profits. You are right about the quality of life improving for T&E
employees as well as there being an improvement in safety, but railroad
management could care less about the quality of life for their employees
or having a safer operation. Corporate managers are generally just
greedy bastards that are only interested in feathering their own nests
by increasing corporate profits at any cost.

The FRA website only gives lip-service to safety, and doesn't cost
them or the railroads a dime. Just like the tired-assed Operation
Lifesaver that is run by volunteers. The recommendation for coffee and
naps while on duty is extremely laughable. In who's dreams would
trainmasters stop trains and supply crews with hot coffee? The only
time those assholes stop trains is when they are trying to fire the
crews. And in who's dreams would crews be allowed to sit in a siding
to take a nap?

Your comment that crews are too afraid to do anything but moan
anonymously on the Internet is an uninformed statement. It is the
Federal Railroad Administration that is supposed to be keeping the
railroad workplace safe for employees and the general public. And the
only thing that will tear down the close and friendly relationship that
FRA has with railroad management is the U.S. Congress. But they too are
nothing but whores for corporations and the wealthy. 

So if working people keep voting against their own best interests by
voting Republican, the plight of American workers will continue to get
worse. I just wonder how many UTU and BLE members vote for Republicans
when the heads of their unions tell them not to? It doesn't take a lot
of common sense to realize that voting Republican is a poor choice for
union members, especially with all of the Republican governors that are
pushing anti-union laws such as "right to work."

So whoever the poster is that I am now addressing, he or she did get a
lot right. But I felt the need to challenge a few statements and set
the record straight for my friends that are members of the UTU and BLE.

Name: 
E-mail: schreiner0915
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 1-10 years
Posted: 10 February 2015

Hello.  This is not in regards to make any comments towards CXS.  I'm
looking for a friend that we went to high school with name Steve
Geffert from Baltimore which he is a conductor. If at all you know, can
contact Steve or have a number I can dial would be great.  Or have Steve
email Janice/Chuck at schreiner0915@gmail.com   Thank you very much in
advance for all of you help.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 09 February 2015

Retired FRA Inspector that is quite an unfortunate state of affairs
indeed.

The tragedy of this is quite large if you consider that train crews
have ended up being asleep and then dead along with anyone that was in
their path and then posthumously blamed for their own demise.

http://railroadersleep.org/ This FRA website gives tips from old hands
who relate stories of their near death experiences from habitual
chronic sleep deprivation. They recommend coffee and naps at work and
say it is hard to get any sleep anywhere but at work when on call
24/7/365.

How many hard working dedicated crew members have been killed trying to
conform to this system when faced with the option of continue working a
job they worked so hard to advance in for so many years under
dangerously fatigued conditions or be terminated for calling out and
lose a retirement plan that is exclusive to railroads.

When entire crews are found asleep in an accident the mere fact that
this can happen at all suggests it is a systematic problem.

It seems everyone knows this including the unions, the railroads and
the crews themselves and beyond the crews at risk of termination and
death but too afraid to do anything about it beyond moan anonymously on
the internet they would rather die than lose their jobs and retirement
it seems.

So everyone is rolling the dice and hoping they don't come up snake
eyes because its how it is done on the railroad and no ones gonna
change that?

I would suspect the quality of life, the increased profits, the
improved safety records that would result from a 16/7/365 change to on
call policy and giving crews even just 8 hours of scheduled rest in
every 24hour period regardless of their last shift would be fought
tooth and nail for all the wrong reasons. 

Human Biology is not going to change any time soon either
unfortunately.

Name: Reality
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 08 February 2015

BIG

This is what happens. You go work on another division as a favor for
them on a job that is not a regular pool or assigned job that delivers
to that division you get screwed. The Chicago division is the worst. 
Try talking to your DTO or chief on your division about the job before
you accept it and do their favor for them and he will tell you he cant
make any promises about getting you back home. They all know the
Chicago people will tell them we got them on our side now and we own
the bit....es now. They cross our line and they are working for us.
Even if your division is short handed as hell and your chief tells you
that you are to deadhead home as soon as the work is done, it doesn't
matter. The chief or dto on your division apparently has no say in what
happens to you when the Chicago division gets their hands on you.  AND
YES, THEY DO SAY THEY OWN YOU AND YOU ARE THEIRS NOW WHEN YOU GET ON
THEIR SIDE! They can take their Chicago division and stick it up their
racist unethical butts. Everyone knows the Chicago and great lakes
division hate each other and have been trying to show each other up for
years!  When they are fighting just watch how fast they pick their worst
supervisors to transfer to each others side. Its like watching a bunch
of overgrown kids having a temper tantrum. Comical as hell. If that's
not enough then they sneak on each others side and O test each others
guys trying to show who has the bigger and better cock. Its the crews
who end up suffering because they are stuck in the middle of their ego
trips. Most immature group of supervisors in the history of big
business!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 08 February 2015

I guess the real question I have is why has there never been an on call
16/7 365 policy put in effect?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 08 February 2015

I have a question about extra board work practices...

from what I have learned when you are working a shift of 12 hours you
at least get 10 hours off and can use that time to go directly to sleep
and be rested for anything they can throw at you after that 10 hours...

is there any way of getting a chance for 8 hours of sleep when you are
on call and have not worked a shift but have been awake and expecting
to be called but never called?

is there any advanced warning system that will give you time to rest
when on call 24/7 365 days a year?

or does CSX expect you to be frozen in a cryogenic tube and thawed when
they need you then refrozen till called again?


this has less to do with wanting to take time off for personal reasons
and more to do with understanding if CSX and the railroads in general
have a basic disregard for human biology and the effects of sleep
deprivation on performance and safety.


are the railroad unions so inept and powerless that in 200 years of
operation there has not been a system setup to guarantee that train
crews actually have alotted time to rest that is required by the
biology of the human body?

Name: B1G
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 07 February 2015

No Fool

Someone from the BLET or UTU needs to clarify and answer or reply to
your statement below, and to make sure things haven't changes since
the last time I've had to address this situation.  

I believe that the agreement states that a division, when it runs out
of employees to protect an assignment, is allowed to force the youngest
employee from the closest terminal to protect an assignment.  BUT THAT
PERSON MUST BE FROM WITHIN THE SAME DIVISION.  

For example Terre Haute.  Terre Haute has two yards in the same town. 
Dwayne yard is part of the Great Lakes Division.  Baker Yard is part of
the Nashville Division.  Same town.  Two yards.  Different divisions,
and different crews that report to different company officers, and
don't do work on each others locals.  If I remember correctly, Dwayne
is an old Conrail yard.  Baker is an old L&N / B&O Yard. The yards even
have different train masters and road foreman that the crews answer to,
along with carry different subdivision bulletins. 

For example.  If Baker yard is short an engineer or conductor, and they
need someone to protect an assignment, the train master must go to the
closest terminal WITHIN THE NASHVILLE DIVISION (Evansville) for an
employee to protect that assignment. Then the Nashville Division MUST
FORCE THE YOUNGEST EMPLOYEE ON THE ROSTER TO PROTECT THAT ASSIGNMENT. 
CSX IS NOT (suppose to) GO OVER TO A DIFFERENT DIVISION, THEN FORCE AN
ENGINEER OR CONDUCTOR (of their choosing) OVER TO PROTECT ANOTHER
DIVISIONS WORK.  And vice a versa.  If Dewayne Yards is short a
conductor or engineer, CSX MUST force the youngest marked up employee
out of Avon, (THE GREAT LAKES DIVISON) to protect the Great Lakes
Division's work.  The two yards, because they are in different
divisions, can not selectively pick any employee of their choosing to
protect an assignment within a different division.  This use to be a
violation of the agreement for both crafts.

Be sure and check with your LC on the current rules, as agreements tend
to change.   This isn't so much one employee helping another terminal
out when they're short handed, as it is to keep one division from
spending another divisions budget down, when that division will not
reap the financial rewards of that person's work. 

Hope this helps, but please be sure and check with your LC for the
current rules on this situation.

Name: no fool
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 06 February 2015

CHICAGO DIVISION


ENOUGH OF YOUR CRAP. WE HAVE HAD IT WITH YOUR OUTRIGHT LIES TO OTHER
DIVISIONS. DO YOU THINK WE ARE IDIOTS???  YOU THINK WE DONT KNOW WHAT
YOUR UP TO WHEN YOU TRY AND PAIR OTHER ENGINEERS OR CONDUCTORS WITH
YOUR OWN PEOPLE TO COME AND DO A SO CALLED LIGHT MOVE ON YOUR
TERRITORY. WE ARE SICK OF YOU USING THE OLD RULE 46 MOVE AND THREATEN
INSUBORDINATION IF OTHER CREW MEMEBERS FROM OTHER DIVISIONS TELL YOU
THEY ARE NOT QUALIFIED IN YOUR STINKING INDUSTRIES. GET A CLUE IDIOTS.
THE OLD RULE 46 HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH KNOWING THE CHARACTERISTICS OF
AND INDUSTRY OR ANYWHERE ELSE FOR THAT MATTER. CONDUCTORS ARE NOT
SUPPOSED TO BE ASSIGNED AS PILOTS FOR ENGINEERS. WE KNOW YOU ARE FULL
OF IT WHEN YOU TELL THE CREW CALLERS YOU HAVE JUST ONE STRAIGHT MOVE TO
MAKE. WE GOT PEOPLE RESTED TO WORK TOGETHER OFF OUR DIVISIONS THEN WE
CAN COME TOGETHER. WE KNOW WHY YOU ARE TRYING TO PAIR US UP WITH YOUR
GUYS. YOUR UNETHICAL LIES AND BULL YOU TELL THE CREW CALLERS IS GOING
TO BITE YOU IN THE ARSSES IF YOU KEEP IT UP.  YOU CANT GET YOUR LOCAL
AND YARD WORK DONE, TOO BAD. GET MORE PEOPLE IN YOUR DIVISION. QUIT
YOUR LYING AND BULLSHITZ STORIES. QUIT YOUR THREATENING OTHER PEOPLE ON
OTHER DIVISIONS. YOU NOT FOOLING ANYONE. YOUR THE REASON NO ONE TRUST A
SUPERVISOR ANYMORE.  GROW UP AND START PREACHING SAFETY LIKE MICKEY
WARD SAYS YOUR SUPPOSED TO. QUIT TRY TO FORCE OTHER PEOPLE TO GO WORK
PLACES THEY NEVER LAYED EYES ON BEFORD. STOP BREAKING FRA LAWS AND
OPERATING RULES. LEARN HOW TO MANAGE YOUR OWN! KEEP YOUR CRAP IN YOUR
OWN DIVISION!

Name: NEWS
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 06 February 2015

GOOD WORK


WELL DONE POSTERS!  Looks like the latest post about our unprofessional
supervisors, the attendance policy and other issues that expose the
company for their many unethical behaviors has put a burr in their
saddle. Their mole(paid off supervisor) has crawled out from under his
rock and is trying to disrupt our discussions with his LBT jerry
springer crap again.  We haven't heard from him in awhile. Wonder
which topic is making them squirm in their chairs!


KEEP THE ISSUES OPEN AND IGNORE THE MOLE FROM UNDER THE ROCK!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 05 February 2015

Well now that CSX has a brand new locomotive shop up and running does
that mean we will no longer get junk engines anymore out of world
famous Barr yard?.....can't wait to see how this joke turns
out.....stay tuned everyone.....I will keep you updated....4.5 million
dollar investment.....

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Yard Master, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 05 February 2015

WHAT LAURA TOUCHSTONE GOT CAUGHT DOING AT WORK,SOMETHINGS NEVER CHANGE. 
I LOVE READING HER TWEETS,SHE ACTS LIKE SHE DOES NO WRONG.

END OF STORY!!!!!!

Name: Agent Zero
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years
Posted: 03 February 2015

Despite CSX CEO's Confidence, US Oil Railcar Rates Have Crashed To 3
Year Lows
http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-02-03/despite-csx-ceos-confidence-us-oil-railcar-rates-have-crashed-3-year-lows

Name: ????
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 03 February 2015

BROTHERS

A bunch of us were told by LC and VLC that the new BLET SSA was
ratified and was supposed to be in effect January 1ST. That's why they
are paying us the back pay that was due, cost of living raises and
license raises back to January 1st.

How come they aren't following any of the new rules in the agreement
like getting people out of the hotels on their rest days or putting you
first out at the hotel when its the last day of your work cycle. 
We heard some people saying that the union has about 50 side letters
with this thing and they are trying to figure out how to roll this
thing out. If there is 50 side letters then all the members are
entitled to view them and have copies prior to this new agreement going
into effect. We all know that this is going to be a big fat fiasco when
it gets going but we thought it was already in effect.
Has anyone received any definite emails or anything in writing from
your locals on whats really going on with this agreement and when its
going to be up and running????????

Name: FACT
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 03 February 2015

FUNNY

The reason the employees have to deal with outrageous policies is
because we have unions with yellow stripes down their backs who have
totally given up on protecting the members from having to work in a
hostile work environment. 50 years ago union reps would have stood
beside the members and put some woop ass on management but now with the
kickbacks and padding under the table its gone. 
Stupid idiotic policies eventually get torn apart anyway. That's why
they are called stupid and idiotic.

As for those at rose lake who are tired of TM RYAN heres a little
history. He hired on with the intentions of getting a job in the human
resource department. He is still taking classes and is supposedly
working towards getting out of T&E. He was told he would not be
accepted in another job position until he was a TM for awhile. They are
testing him to see if he has the back bone to fire! All he was doing at
first was jumping through their hoops to look good. If he sucked arss
and head hunted he knew he would look good to the boys in the club.
Now, it has gone to his head and as far as those higher above, he is
starting to show that he may not be such a good candidate for a
position in the HR department. He is going rogue and showing his
ability to be completely unprofessional. He will eventually hang
himself. If you haven't paid attention for the last 20 years.....NO
ONE NICE STAYS IN THE FIELD.At the rate he is going they will never let
him go until he becomes a liability. He is chopping off his nose to
spite his face. In the meantime, document, document document every
violation that occurs. When, how, what kind and who else was present.
Don't forget what happened to the other section 8 wack job they had
there.

Name: ROSE LAKE
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 03 February 2015

Here at East St Louis Rose Lake things were good for a while until
Trainmaster RYAN WILLIAMS aka "LYIN RYAN" showed up. ALEEK YOUNG lets
him get by with harassing crews. This guys makes up rules as he sees
them to benefit him. He will smile to your face and stab you in your
back over and over again. He carries a voice recorder in his pocket and
records crew conversations to mess with you in the crew rooms later.   
IS THIS LEGAL?
    CSX claims to have a code of ethics....at Rose Lake there isn't
any respect and they follow you around the yard harassing everyone. I
honestly have lost my respect for the company because of this
management employee. Recently they have hired some green caps and he
has these guys so scared to do anything at all. Its not right and I
feel sorry for the young men. Its a good job and I don't have much
more time left but to any new men thinking about coming to ROSE
Lake...I wouldn't advise it.                            
    CSX really should do something about this guy before they have a
lawsuit against the company. All of us are tired of it here and need to
ban together and do something about it. Is it too much to ask for a bit
of professionalism in the workplace?

                   ROSE LAKE EAST ST LOUIS SUCKS!

Name: Mduduzi 
E-mail: Mduduzi mnikathi84@gmail 
Employed as: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 02 February 2015

I am looking fro job, I have code 14 i am hard work and good person
wiling to any way help me please thank you miss or mr have a day and
bleesing.

Name: Funny 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 01 February 2015

CSX is hated by their employees , but ladies the fact still remains,
they implement these new crazy policies and you guys make it work.
That's just good business . Deal with it ladies.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 29 January 2015

One of the Employment Conditions FOR NEW hire CONDUCTORS

Strict disciplinary policy regarding inability to report to work within
proper time frame, or failure to accept a call for work.


IF CSX STATES THE OLD ATTENDANCE POLICY STRICT. HOW THE HELL DOES CSX
STATE THE NEW CAPS IS REASONABLE.

               CSX DOESN'T EVEN BELIEVE THE SHIT THEY'RE SHOVELING
US.
                   
      WHY DID THE BLET THROW US THAT SHIT CONTRACT WHEN THEY WERE AWARE
OF CSX PLACING US UNDER A NEW ATTENDANCE POLICY.
                CONTRACT PASSED AND SIGNED CSX RELEASES NEW POLICY. WHY
WASN'T THIS ADDRESSED BEFORE?

Name: bull
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 29 January 2015

Engineer students


Seems the instructors at engineer school are still up to same old crap.
TELLING EVERYONE THAT GOES THEY HAVE TO GET AN 80% ON THE SIMULATORS. 

TOTAL BULLSHIZZZ!  They know that you are not supposed to run a train
without a current certified engineers license. They know it is against
the law. They know that if you follow federal law and don't break it
by practicing behind the scenes there is no way you are going to walk
in and sit down and pass a simulator run. You have no experience with
handling slack and buff forces, dynamic braking and other needed 
experience to run a train properly

So if they tell you this, simply tell them you didn't break the law
and their job is to teach you the basics of running a train on the
simulator. THAT IS THEIR JOB! You also point out that the guy in the
room next to you that gets 90-100% on his run has probably been
practicing for years and you have an unfair advantage because you
didn't break the law and run.  They only want the numbers to make the
averages at the school look good(training ability). Unfortunatley if
you are one of the ones who really didn't run and break the law the
guys who have will make you look like a problem child and they don't
want that. So expect to be treated like you are an inconvenience! 
Don't let the show off's bring you down. You are always going to have
one or two guys that get great scores and do nothing but brag about it
in front of the instructors! If you get one that's real bad confront
him and make him admit he has been running AND BREAKING THE LAW!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 28 January 2015

Infractions related to absenteeism are guided by the company's
Absenteeism Policy,
which also provides for progressive discipline. The first two
violations result in counseling
letters. This is followed by three "Steps" of formal discipline.
Possible discipline for a Step 3
violation includes termination. Anita Tingley, based in Florida, is the
Manager of Manpower
and Crew Availability Specialist for CSX. She is tasked with handling
disciplinary issues
related to employee absenteeism. When an employee has violated the
Absenteeism Policy,
she verifies what step in the disciplinary process that employee is at
and creates an incident
form. Similar to the IDPAP scheme, violations of the Absenteeism Policy
are removed from
an employee's record after three years.

The three years doesn't change with caps.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 28 January 2015

CSX lays off 52 management workers in Jacksonville
January 28, 2015
CSX Corp. laid off 52 management workers, all of them in Jacksonville,
according to a company spokeswoman.
The company finished the round of layoffs Monday, spokeswoman Melanie
Cost said.
“This is all related to the fact that we’re in a competitive industry,”
she said. “The separation of the employees was difficult – it’s a
difficult decision.”


             lollololololololololololololool

Name: LC
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 28 January 2015

NOTICE NOTICE!!!!! ALL CREWS AND CSX LAWYERS

For those of you who did not catch the post in the past addressing the
unethical behavior of the company in regards to using the IVR system to
entrap crew, here is a quick review

When the crew callers are running the rosters trying to find someone to
work, it would automatically state you were working when you were not
and you could not get any info on train line ups WITHOUT BEING
TRANSFERED TO A CREW CALLER. THIS WAS PURE DEVIOUS ENTRAPMENT. THEY
KNEW YOU WOULD HAVE TO CALL THEM TO GET THE INFO AND ONCE THEY HAD YOU
ON THE PHONE THEY WOULD TELL YOU THAT THEY MADE CONTACT WITH YOU AND
THEY WOULD FORCE A JOB ON THE CALLER. IF YOU DID NOT TELL THEM AT THE
BEGINNING OF THE CALL THAT YOU WERE NOT RETURNING THEIR CALL FOR A
ROSTER RUN, THAT YOU WERE ONLY CALLING TO ASK THAT YOUR IVR INFO BE
FIXED THEY WOULD THREATEN YOU WITH A MISS CALL OR PUT YOU DOWN AS
REFUSAL TO WORK.
YOU HAVE TO TELL THEM YOU ARE CALLING ONLY TO HAVE YOUR IVR INFO
RESTORED AND IF THEY CANT OR WONT THEN HAVE THEM TRANSFER YOU TO A CREW
MANAGER SO YOU CAN FILE A COMPLAINT.
ETHICS CHARGES WERE FILED AND AN INVESTIGATION WAS DONE ON THE SYSTEM
BY THE CSX TECH TEAM. NO PROBLEMS WERE FOUND(HA HA) AND THE CHARGES
WERE THROWN OUT. ONE OF THE CREW MANAGERS WAS NOTIFIED THAT THE INFO
THAT WAS BEING GIVEN ON THE IVR HAD BEEN RECORDED NUMEROUS TIMES AS
PROOF AND A CREW CALLER WAS RECORDED ADMITTING THEY NEW WHY THE IVR WAS
SET UP THE WAY IT WAS. OTHER UNION OFFICALS WERE NOTIFED OF THE TAPES
AND THE PROOF OF THE INTENTIONAL BLOCKING OF INFO ON THE IVR.

IT HAS BEEN BROUGHT TO OUR ATTENTION THAT THE IVR HAS BEEN ALTERED ONCE
AGAIN. WHEN CALLING FOR YOUR STATUS AFTER THEY HAVE RUN THE ROSTERS THE
IVR WILL NO LONGER STATE THAT YOU ARE WORKING. THAT WAS BOGUS
INACCURATE INFO AND IT HAS DISAPPEARED AS OF A FEW DAYS AGO. 
HERE IS THE KICKER. THE IVR HAS NOT BEEN GIVING CREWS THEIR STANDING ON
THE POOLS OR EXTRA BOARDS. IT WILL NOT TELL YOU HOW MANY TIMES OUT YOU
ARE. IT STILL DOES NOT GIVE YOU ANY INFO ON THE TRAIN LINE UP SELECTION
FOR YOUR POOLS. 

THIS IS UNACCEPTABLE. YOU CAN NOT BE MISS CALLED FOR PROPER INFO NOT
BEING AVAILABLE ON THE IVR SYSTEM. THERE IS NO WAY YOU CAN BE EXPECTED
TO PROTECT TRAINS AND HAVE ANY QUALITY OF LIFE AWAY FROM WORK IF YOU
ARE NOT PROVIDED WITH HOW MANY TIMES OUT YOU ARE ON YOUR POOL OR THE
EXTRA BOARD. ALL THEY DID WAS GET RID OF THE BOGUS MESSAGE THAT YOU
WERE WORKING AND REPLACE IT WITH YOUR STANDING NOT BEING AVAILABLE.
ANOTHER SET UP FOR ENTRAPMENT.

CALL THE CREW CALLERS WHEN THIS HAPPENS. MAKE SURE YOU TELL THEM YOU
ARE CALLING TO FILE A COMPLAINT AND NOT RETURNING ANY CALL MADE BY THE
CREW CALLERS. MAKE THEM FIX YOUR ABILITY TO GET PROPER INFO FROM THE
IVR. THEY HAVE TO. IF THEY DONT FILE AN ETHICS COMPLAINT AND NOTIFY
YOUR LOCAL CHAIRMAN IMMEDIATELY. THIS IS UNETHICAL USE OF THE IVR BY
CREW MANAGEMENT. THE PROBLEMS HAVE BEEN RECORDED AND PROOF IS THERE
THAT THE PROBLEMS STILL EXIST!

WE CAN NOT ALLOW THE COMPANY TO CONTINUE PLAYING THESE KIND OF GAMES
WITH THE CREWS. WE ALL UNDERSTAND THAT NO ONE WANTS TO TAKE THE CHANCE
OF CALLING THE CREW CALLERS AND GETTING STUCK ON A HORRIBLE JOB OR
HAVING YOUR CURRENT PLANS DISRUPTED BUT IF WE DO NOT ALL STICK TOGETHER
AND PUT A STOP TO IT THE GAMES WILL CONTINUE. CALL THE CREW CALLERS.
FLOOD THEM WITH COMPLAINTS. MAYBE IF THEY GET SICK OF THE CONSTANT
CALLS THEY WILL HELP PUT A STOP TO IT. LETS ALL GET ON BOARD ON THIS
ONE!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Yard Master, for 10-20 years
Posted: 27 January 2015

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/money-saving-tips/9817633/Snow-chaos-your-rights-if-you-cant-get-to-work.html


If school closes csx has to let you off to make arrangements for your
children.

If it's unsafe to drive to work csx CANNOT make you come in.

Name: WTF?????
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 26 January 2015

go figure this.....

NEW POLICY JUST SHOWED UP IN THE CSX HEADQUARTER NOTICES.....TODAY OF
ALL DAYS...... 

READ READ READ AND FALL OVER.....

Name: VLC
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 26 January 2015

BOB

You wont find a copy of the new attendance policy on the employee
gateway or in any bulletin.  IT HAS NOT BEEN PUBLISHED AS OF THIS
MORNING. IT IS NOT IN ANY CSX HEADQUARTER BULLETIN OR ON THE GATEWAY.
IT IS EFFECTIVE ON FEBRUARY 1ST SO THEY MUST GET SOMETHING OUT QUICK OR
THERE IS NO WAY IN HELL THEY CAN ENFORCE THIS POLICY. ALL EMPLOYEES ARE
SUPPOSED TO BE GIVEN ENOUGH TIME TO REVIEW AND DISCUSS THE POLICY WITH
THEIR UNION OFFICALS AND CSX LABOR RELATIONS DEPARTMENT.

NO WHERE IN OUR LABOR AGREEMENTS DOES IT ALLOW OUR UNIONS TO RESTRICT
THE COMPANIES RIGHTS TO CHANGE OR DEVELOPE NEW POLICIES. HOWEVER THEY
CAN NOT CREATE POLICIES THAT DIRECTLY VIOLATE OUR AGREEMENT. THE
COMPANY MUST GIVE NOTICE TO THE UNIONS NO LESS THAN 60 DAYS BEFORE THEY
PUT A POLICY INTO ACTION. OUR UNIONS HAVE KNOWN ABOUT THIS PROPOSAL
LONGER THAN THAT!  THE UNIONS HAVE DELIBERATLEY KEPT THE MEMBERS IN THE
DARK BECAUSE THEY KNEW IF IT LEAKED OUT THEY WOULD HAVE TO DEAL WITH AN
UPROAR IN ALL OF THE LOCALS. THEY DID NOT WANT TO DEAL WITH THE MADNESS
IT WOULD CAUSE.

WHERE YOUR UNIONS ARE IN  VIOLATION OF REPRESENTING YOU TO THEIR
FULLEST ABILITIES, IS IN THE FAILURE TO ENFORCE THE AGREEMENT ARTICLES
STATING...... THE COMPANY WILL KEEP ENOUGH EMPLOYEES HIRED TO COVER
UNEXPECTED MANPOWER SHORTAGES(PB,DV,PD,SICK,WEATHER, ETC) ON TOP OF
EXPECTED VACATION SCHEDULES. THE COMPANY HAS FAILED TO DO SO AND
BECAUSE THE UNIONS HAVE ALLOWED THIS TO HAPPEN THE EMPLOYEES WILL PAY
FOR MANPOWER SHORTAGE PROBLEM. THE COMPANIES INABILITY TO KEEP
EMPLOYEES(68% TURNOVER RATE) DUE TO WORKING IN A HOSTILE AND DEMANDING
ENVIORNMENT AND THE NEED TO KEEP THE SCHOOL SEATS FILLED WITH NEWLY
HIRED EMPLOYEES AND GOVERNMENT GRANTS IS ANOTHER REASON THEY HAVE
DECIDED TO PUNISH THE HARD WORKING EMPLOYEES AND THROW ANOTHER TOTALLY
UNREASONABLE ATTENDANCE POLICY DOWN THEIR THROATS.

ANOTHER MAJOR ISSUE IS AN EMPLOYEE MIGHT HAVE TO USE 2-3 PERSONAL OR
DAILY VACATION DAYS JUST TO MAKE SURE THEY WILL BE HOME FOR THEIR
SCHEDULED APPOINTMENT. HAVING TO BURN 2-3 DAYS JUST TO MAKE SURE YOU
WILL BE HOME FOR 1 IS JUST PURE BS!
WITH THE OLD POLICY AS WELL AS THE NEW POLCIY IF YOU MARK OFF DOCTORS
APPOINTMENT OR SICK BECAUSE YOU KNOW YOU ARE GOING TO GET FORCED OUT OF
TOWN AND THERES A GOOD CHANCE YOU WONT BE BACK FOR 2 DAYS AND YOUR
APPOINTMENT IS 1 1/2 DAYS FROM THE MARKOFF, YOUR GOING TO GET CHARGED
WITH BEING OFF TOO LONG IF YOU DONT MARK BACK UP WITHIN 24 HOURS. EVEN
IF YOU ARE ON A POOL THAT HAS SCHEDULED DAYS OFF, POOL CREWS CANT
GUARENTEE THEY WILL BE IN TOWN ON THEIR SCHEDULED OFF DAY TO MEET THEIR
SCHEDULED APPOINTMENT. JOBS THAT ARE 5-2 AND HAVE REGULAR ASSIGNED
SHIFTS AND OFF DAYS KNOW THEY WILL BE HOME EVERYDAY AND DONT HAVE THIS
PROBLEM. CREWS THAT ARE OUT ON THE ROAD AWAY FROM HOME ALL THE TIME ARE
THE ONES WHO ARE GETTING PUNISHED BY ALL OF THIS! IF THE COMPANY DID
SOME SERIOUS RESEARCH THEY WOULD FIND THAT MOST EMPLOYEES DO SCHEDULE
THEIR APPOINTMENTS ON ONE OF THEIR OFF DAYS. MOST DO IT ON THEIR SECOND
DAY BECAUSE THEY HAVE A BETTER CHANCE OF BEING HOME. BUT THATS NO
GUARENTEE AND GRABBING A PERSONAL DAY OR DAILY VACATION DAY AT THE LAST
MINUTE ISNT ALWAYS POSSIBLE. THEY KNOW THIS BUT OBVIOULSLY DONT CARE! I
MYSELF HAVE HAD TO RESCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT 5 TIMES IN ORDER TO BE
ABLE TO GET TO IT WITHOUT BURNING MY DAYS OR MARKING OFF SICK. THIS IS
WHAT THE COMPANY WANTS. RESCHEDULE, RESCHEDULE, RESCHEDULE OR BURN UP
YOUR DAYS. NO SWEAT OFF THEIR BACKS. 

IF THE COMPANY HAD TO COMPENSATE EACH EMPLOYEE FOR EACH DAY HE TOOK OFF
SICK IT MIGHT BE UNDERSTANDABLE. BUT THEY DONT!!!!!! IF THEY HAVE
MANPOWER SHORTAGE PROBLEMS IT IS TOTALLY THEIR FAULT. KEEP PEOPLE HIRED
AND KEEP THE EXTRA BOARS FULL ENOUGH TO TAKE CARE OF SHORTAGES. GIVE
MORE PERSONAL AND VACATION DAYS IF YOU EXPECT THE EMPLOYEE TO USE THEM
TO HONOR APPOINTMENTS. AND THE MOST IMPORTANT THING IS TO CREATE A WORK
ENVIORNMENT THAT ENCOURAGES PEOPLE TO STAY WITH THE COMPANY. THE COMPANY
WANTS YOU TO SELL YOUR SOUL AND GIVE YOUR ENTIRE PERSONAL LIFE TO THEM,
THEN THEY SHOULD FIND A WAY TO ALLOW PEOPLE TO HONOR THEIR APPOINTMENTS
WITHOUT FEAR OF BEING PUNISHED OR HAVE TO BURN UNNEEDED VALUABLE
PERSONAL OR VACATION DAYS TO DO IT!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for 1-10 years
Posted: 26 January 2015

http://utu1162.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/ALJ-Decision-and-Order-dtd-12-4-2014.pdf


Everyone need to read this and pass it on.   BIG WIN for T&E employees.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 25 January 2015

In order to get a better understanding of the mind-set of management on
various railroads.

Read the case of: Tademy V. Union Pacific Railroad Corporation

Throw anyone under the bus if we can cut cost and you might get
promoted!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 21 January 2015

WOW--- got your attention. 
Now you are called, go to work and become the CEO that makes 12m.
Your CALL.

Name: HA!
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 20 January 2015

Hey no name/ other who posted on January 16th


Real easy for you to take pot shots at someone who posted the whole
truth and nothing but the truth. No body is going to take care of you
but YOU out here. 

You obviously don't know how the rr unions work these days. Yeah stop
paying your dues. When you have been in arrears long enough they can
officially kick you out or notify you that they are not longer
obligated to represent you since you are in violation of the members
constitution they will then notify the company that you are fair game
to target and FIRE!  Doesn't cost the union a thing but a monthly dues
payment! The new hire warming the seat at the school will be ready to
take your place! Unless a person is ready to get fired or  has another
job lined up, I would suggest they pay the mafia money because they are
NOT GOING TO BE THE SHOT HEARD AROUND THE WORLD when they quit paying
their dues!

Name: PISSED
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 20 January 2015

GOOB


SCREW YOU!  You got a lot of nerve making that comment. Paid a lot for
merely staying awake. You must have been a professional train rider who
checked into the hotels, drank, chased the skirts and rode on everyone
else skirt tails. You have just insulted hundreds of hard working
employees who freeze their asses off for months in the pouring down
rain and sleet and ice storms and sweat their asses of in 100 degree
heat index and humidity you could cut a knife with. Lets not forget the
big brother watching their every stinking move along with the so called
supervisors cracking their whip at every step if they don't think they
are going to get their car quota or train departure times. God for bid
they have to listen to Jackassonville ripping their butts on the phone!
Oh and lets not forget that everything that goes wrong is the crews
fault 99% of the time! Answer to the erad, trip optimizer and PTC. Yeah
real easy coming from someone who probably rode the caboose while
drinking with his supervisor and didn't have someone watching his
every move to try and get a failure on his belt to make Jacksonville
and their lawyers happy. Go back to your easy chair and leave the
railroading to the real men! I would love to see you pass an operating
rules test these days! You wouldn't last 5 minutes in the field. I bet
they could get 20 failures on you the first 2 minutes!  We have so much
mental crap forced on us in this job it would blow your old head booze
soaked mind! 
Scan the ground, look where you walk, keep 3 points of contact,repeat
swithes are lined, Im in the clear, location, location , location! Keep
your vest closed, hands out of your pocket! Don't look behind you if
your walking, don't stand on the bottom step, don't ride a tank car,
don't forget your book, bulletin, temple stick, 6 switch tags, snow
boots when it gets cold outside, side shields! Make sure your water
bottle is in the trash of "Off with your head, your causing a slip
trip and fall hazard!" Put a big X on your ec1 or the world will come
to an end! DONT EVER EVER EVER READ ANYTHING THAT ISNT RELATED TO YOUR
JOB WHILE ON DUTY and BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH says the supervisor moving up
in the ranks!

Hows that recliner feeling!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 20 January 2015

January 20, 2015..........and CSX STILL SUCKS!!!!!!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for N/A
Posted: 17 January 2015

This co. has very many of the best terminals & ports for shipping. 
Should actually be doing a whole heck of a lot better financially.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 17 January 2015

A diatribe:

If the CEO of CSX Trans. truly earns 12 million (bonuses,salary, stock,
& that probably doesn't include expenses)
- the csx board of directors & the stock holders must be OK with that. 
12+ million.  Insane.  Vote 'em all out.

How many centuries would an average Joe blue collar worker have to
labor to earn that amount?

Like to see upper level's & the bod's attendance policy - except
don't really want to 'cause no doubt, if there even is one, it's
nothing like the ones the workforces abide by.

It's mind boggling when a so-called big shot says they worked & worked
hard for their type of compensation.   
So, someone who pounds spikes, shovels ballast, & handles ties by hand
doesn't work hard?
The maintainer out in horrible weather, the crew trying to knock cars
around in awful conditions doesn't work hard?

Can't gut reading\reviewing annual reports.  Business, whatever is
need to read.  Compensation for part-time so-called big-shots?  = 
Again, Insane.   

When is upper level management (this includes stockholders) going to
realize this outfit is nothing without dedicated, good employees?  

For at least the last 3-4 decades, the cos. have ruled a lot.

Workers & Unions perfect? Of course not. 

Hope it will not be (ever again-read history) like the company vs.
labor wars of yesteryear.

Name: Goob
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 16 January 2015

The CEO of CSX makes more than 12 mil and the reason is. He is worth it.
Feel free to apply for the job anytime you wish. If you are marked up
and taking the calls you can earn a lot of bucks, for doing very little
more than staying awake. Good lord Wake Up. The RR industry is doing
well, and CSX is doing the right thing's to make your life better.
Drop the Attitude, get a grip, and go to work.


Name: Sick of being cheated
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 13 January 2015

This job makes me sick watching CEO make 12 mil a year in salary,
stocks
and bonus. Only to have payroll nickel and dime you to death on every
check... Seems like every 2 weeks they are hitting people for money. I
know a bunch of people last year that had thousands of dollars took
back from claims that happen 1+ years before that. Guys are scrambling
trying to figure out if it was correctly took back... On top of that
CSX has screwed the conductor extra boards out of pay raises and took
conductor bonuses...  

UTU doing a great job making these agreements and getting outsmarted
by
the company. Conductors lost majority of claims for 2$ a trip, Lost
bonuses, No pay raise on guarantees' extra boards, extra boards still
paying 85%, lost all personal days for employee's if you don't make
vacation, made a furlough board that company uses as extra board
paying
employee's 350$ a week.... UTU sucks about as much as the company.
Engineers doing great on agreements.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 16 January 2015

same thing,

Same old crap..time to be an adult and stop paying the UNION mafia. 
Bet ya don't have the Balls. Why? Because you are a Poster, Bitcher,
and a go along type of person.

Name: KYLE
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 15 January 2015

This is a note for all of you newbees. when i hired out on conrail, when
we had to take rest, you got that in a rr ymca,lol that name, cuz those
y,s sucked, they were set up just like a army boot camp type of thing,
you had no privacy at ALL... A big wash room with 20 sinks & 20
toilets, some even had just a cloth sheet were you would sleep like
right next to  another guy and the sounds and smells were horrindus,
plus some yards had these ymca,s right in the middle of hump yards were
you could hear those retarders squealing 24-7 and the horns blowing, and
yes some of those old heads loved those type of places and many even
bitched when they closed all of them down, I heard many a stories from
the kids the y would hire to take care of those places, some of them
told me of vomit and shit that they would find in those sleep places,
on the floor on the blankets and i know they were not lieing, and some
of bitch about laying in some motel for 20 hrs, ha ha would like to see
what you would say after spending 40+ hours in one of tose old ymca,s
and some did not even have ac, so in the summer you roast yer ass off,
that is why when i got on the less than 100 mile locals, i got another
car and kept it at that away from home terminal, many did that so they
could go and sleep at home when they were away from the home terminal,
as they say 8 hrs sleep is better at home than any other place and that
is true, and a lot of times when they the co knew we would go home
instead of taking rest in 1 of those dumps, ya dam right they would get
ordered right after the rest time,its like they got pissed off cuz we
went home and not stay in the rr bunk house dumps, and the other thing,
yes those ymca,s had a 24-7 restaurant and the shit they cooked, well
even your dog would reject the shit they served,, been in some bad
eating places on the road, but they were all better than those rr
ymca,s and that is not saying much, hell when i was in army boot camp,
that food was better than what those rr ymca,s would dream up, i even 1
time got food poison at a rr ymca, if i knew what i know now i would
have filed a major law suite against that rr ymca, but i was just 18
young and dumb, but that is how the rr sort of took care of the t&e
when they had to take rest in 1 of those DUMPS, HELL most of you today
would not even let your dog or cat stay for 8 hrs in one of those
places, But what i said is the truth, i did not make this stuff up as
that is the way the rr operated back then, i ca just imagine what it
was like back in the 1800,s a life of shit,, here is the list of the
most horrible rr ymca,s i have been in, conway,pa. enola pa, pitcarin
pa, crestline ohio, and collin wood ohio. the only thing good about
collionwood is that you could not hear the next guy to you snorting and
farting as the that place was built like a grave crypt, solid block wall
in a 24 & 24 crypt, with no windows, it was indeed a grave crypt, and
you newbees bitch about how you have it today, well lets put you in 1
of those old rr ymca,s today and see how you would like that----NOT....
And hey not really bitching about cuz i lived it, i am just telling it
how the rr did it back then cuz see we had no choice.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 14 January 2015

this little love letter is for phillip bartley road foreman of engines
at the huntington division,people this fellow is a first class two face
son of a bitch he tries to come off to people as a friend but this guy
preetends to be a christian so let me tell a story about p.d bartley of
the huntington div. phillip had a engineer under him who had lost his
daughter and was trying to get back to work to support his other two
children and mr bartley was working very hard behind this guys back to
get him fired because mr bartley assumed after such a traggic event
that this employee was unstable so he tryed to play the scared employee
and dump more on this man and his family but guess what he failed cause
phillip isnt liked as much as he thought he was and some people higher
up than him showed some compasion and phillip some day i hope to thank
you for all of your kind works toward me and my family you certified
son of a bitch

Name: same thing
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 13 January 2015

Sick of it


Better grow some thick skin. The company has been doing this to
employees for ever. They hit the former conrail employees especially
hard. There are claims still sitting out there waiting to be argued and
paid that are as old as 5 years or more. The mediation boards were cut
back several years ago and the UTU DOES NOT HAVE THE POWER OR THE
STRENGHT to take on the railroad anymore. The ones who try are usually
brow beaten because of the others who are yellow backed or taking a pay
off under the table. It will do you NO GOOD to fight with payroll or
labor relations. The company will give you the same excuse they have
been blowing up our asses for years.... We have new people in the
claims departments and they don't all know the agreements. We are
working with them and trying to get things straightened out. BULLSHIT.
We have heard this excuse so many times over the last 20 years that its
just a slap in all of our faces. They will treat you like you are a
stupid little blue collar worker who is dumb as a box of rocks and
laugh when they hang up the phone. It was once written in the
agreements that they could not go back over 60 days and take back a
claim that was paid. That was tossed out by the utu. The company has
claimed they are more transparent to the employee which is another
outright lie. They now take your money without any explanations and
direct you to go to the employee gateway to find out why they garnished
your wages. It was required that they notified you by mail that they
would be taking your money away from you and the reason for doing so.
Not anymore. When you discover they have taken money from you, it is
your responsibility to do the research and find out why. More back door
crap to slow down the recovery process on your part. All you can do is
educate yourself on the agreement, ride your local chairman's butt to
keep you up to date on ALL SIDELETTERS THE UNION AGREES ON WITHOUT EVEN
BRINGING THE ISSUE BEFORE THE MEMBERS and KEEP....KEEP....KEEP.....every
single time ticket you fill out. Keep every single thing that you file 
whether it is for a DH, meal, held away, class room or training. It is
the only way to prove what you submitted or worked! Employee history
disappears. Your personal time book is not proof in a court of law. You
have to be your own lawyer and do not count on your union to handle any
of your problems. KEEP EVERYTHING! We also suggest you print out a copy
of your employee history every month. Even better if you do it every
week.  Good luck, your going to need it!

Name: Sick of being cheated
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 13 January 2015

This job makes me sick watching CEO make 12 mil a year in salary, stocks
and bonus. Only to have payroll nickel and dime you to death on every
check... Seems like every 2 weeks they are hitting people for money. I
know a bunch of people last year that had thousands of dollars took
back from claims that happen 1+ years before that. Guys are scrambling
trying to figure out if it was correctly took back... On top of that
CSX has screwed the conductor extra boards out of pay raises and took
conductor bonuses...  

UTU doing a great job making these agreements and getting outsmarted by
the company. Conductors lost majority of claims for 2$ a trip, Lost
bonuses, No pay raise on guarantees' extra boards, extra boards still
paying 85%, lost all personal days for employee's if you don't make
vacation, made a furlough board that company uses as extra board paying
employee's 350$ a week.... UTU sucks about as much as the company.
Engineers doing great on agreements.

Name: BIG JOKE
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years
Posted: 13 January 2015

INVESTORS


The company is once again starting off 2015 just as expected. In the
last 3 weeks they have managed to lose the location of trains or the
identification of their contents. A crew went to get a train 5 days ago
that was supposed to be a loaded train with 4 engines. The crew
couldn't get a work order for the thing to begin with. The work order
department didn't have a single bit of info on the train. They did
however send a sheet of paper with 4 engine numbers on it. When the
crew arrived at the trains location there were only 3 engines and the
train was empty.  You think this is a rare incident, THINK AGAIN! Now
the question you should be asking yourself is, what are you going to do
and what is your company going to be worth when they lose a key train
with highly sensitive chemical cars that are listed as terrorist
interest materials used for mass destruction. 
Better wake up and start taking a look at the internal departments and
start investing in your personal savings account!
HOW THE HELL DO YOU LOSE THE LOCATION OR THE CONTENTS OF A TRAIN. THIS
ISNT YOUR CAR KEYS OR YOUR WALLET. BIG PROBLEM HERE!

Name: OUCH!!!!!!
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 07 January 2015

CRAP!!!!!


I just lost $1,130.00 on my CSX stock investment in my 40lK!!!!! What
the hell!!!

Name: ????
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 06 January 2015

Friend/family
 
What new policy/ Where is it printed? Bulletins or notices? You talking
about proposed changes to engineers agreement or something that came out
for conductors. Have been looking for a written change and  haven't
seen it. Help us out here. You have no personal time in a hotel. You
are under the roof of the company and are held accountable the entire
time you are their by their ethics/conduct standards. They own your
soul when you go to work for them. They cant however hold you hostage
for days at a time without an acceptable reason. Even though some
chiefs seem to think its okay and sometimes play favorites on who they
dead head home. There are ways to get home if it need be.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 10-20 years
Posted: 05 January 2015

The new policy for hard workers going into hotels on their personal time
is like taking prisoners. Who thought this was a good idea???  At least
put these guys in the HYATT!!!  There is no price tag on the time lost
at home with loved ones. Alot of good workers will be gone keeping this
in place. Really bad idea! Good luck to you hard workers going through
this if you don't desire to.Happy New Year!!!

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

Love this site........

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 01 January 2015

Spot on ha.....lol.....

Name: HA
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 01 January 2015

NS Engineer


WHY??? If you wait long enough you will be reading about the people NS
fired for being worthless on this site. CSX grabs them up like hot
cakes!!!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 01 January 2015

Had a good one the other day with a dispatcher on the rb side.....let me
tell you he can stop all movement on his portion of the railroad in a
heartbeat and it lasts for hours.....doesn't answer his radio for  30
-45 min at a time ....we all know he is not that busy either.....any
other dispatcher on the rb side is excellent.....can't believe this
idiot still has a job quite frankly....asked permission by an absolute
stop signal....access denied ....he told me why it was red....and that
it would clear up soon....lol....sat there another hour and guess
what?...still had to get permission by ....ended up screwing  3 trains
now waiting on my train to get in the clear....this guy couldnt
dispatch a train around a Christmas tree.....try to help this guy out
to no avail....he is a self anointed genius ...if I did my job the way
he does his I would be gone in a heartbeat....I actually cringe when I
hear the voice knowing a 6 hour job will now be 12 plus.....an absolute
joke.....no more trying to be proactive with this guy....from now on I
will play the dumb card too.....

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 31 December 2014

I'm an NS engineer and I wish we had a website like this !

Name: alert
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years
Posted: 30 December 2014

ALERT ALERT ALERT


WATCH BRYAN EDWARDS VERY CLOSELY IF HE IS ON YOUR TRAIN. HIS WATCH IS
NOT JUST A WATCH. IT IS A CELL PHONE AS WELL AND HAS A RECORDING
DEVICE. ALL SUPERVISORS ARE UNDER THE SAME FRA RULES WHEN USING
ELECTRONIC DEVICES. KEEP AND EYE ON HIS WATCH!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 28 December 2014

They must have my name on the shit list cause all i ever catch is a old
shitty train!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 26 December 2014

Very Very interesting to read what all of you have to say about the
company that provides you a good living for yourselves and your
families.  Yep you guessed it a former railroaded retired after over 30
year with NS.  Yep, I knew both Dave Brown and "The Great Ingram".
Both foolish people who thought the only was to success was stomping
employees in the ground.  In fact, these guys are a lot like all of
you.  You think the company that you work for is your enemy. Ingram and
Brown think that the people that work for them are their enemies.
Someone please tell me the difference in these two ideas. Look what it
got them.. Engram with a very good retirement, and Brown fired.  Of
course, Ingram is not dead yet so remember what goes around comes
around and he will probably get his before his life on this earth is
over.
Believe it or not I was a Trainmaster for years, and at lot of those
years was at the same location and I got along very well with the union
representatives and most of the people on the ground.
I found that if people were treated the way I liked to be treated all
things worked for the good.  
I do not believe that most of the posts on this site are truly what the
people write.  If they are true all of you people must be very miserable
individuals.  If you are really that miserable why do you not quit CSX
and find other employment. Oh, you can't get a job that pays what you
make?  Maybe your overpaid.
Whatever the case just keep paying into the Railroad Retirement so mine
arrives the first of the month - every month.
Happy New Years to you mistreated, miserable, unhappy, poor employees
of CST.

Name: kevin
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 23 December 2014

I was called yesterday and the lady told me they would like to extend
their job offer to me as freight conductor? What will happen next? I
work underground in coal mines am I making a good move?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 21 December 2014

Does anyone know if that fucking obese fat fuck Bryan Edwards still
lurking around on CSX? That fucking egg with legs can go eat a dick.
YOU ARE A WASTE OF FUCKING SPACE, DEPLETING THE FOOD SUPPLY AND
POSSIBLY THROWING THE EARTHS GRAVITATIONAL PULL off with your fat
fucking no good cocksucking ass! Get on a diet, learn some people
skills, find God, and repent dickbag. Because all the shit you've
pulled on hardworking Union brothers has earned you a 1st class trip to
hell, with the Devils pitchfork up your fat ass! Burn in hell
cocksucker!!!

Name: just a number
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 21 December 2014

I went to the local Rocky Mount NC buffet 'Golden Coral' on a couple
occasions.  I set my camera in video mode and aimed at the buffet line
from waist high to the floor.

MY GOD, all the big fat ass women there is totally amazing !  No one
over 5 feet tall and no one under 250 pounds.  

Video soon to hit you-tube

Name: just a number
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 21 December 2014

I would agree with ' Information'...There are just ugly skanks in
Rocky Mount NC...AND the guys fucking them need to be tested for STDs

Name: Just a number
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 21 December 2014

Does anyone know if Mr. Ward will be working Christmas eve or Christmas
day/evening also?

Name: Facts 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years
Posted: 20 December 2014

Folks we have a tie for the " Dumbest trainmaster on the Huntington
Division" the award goes to Shiloh Campbell and David Benson. In order
to win this award the employee is graded on 1.. How dumb they are  2 ..
How bad that the employees hate them.  3.. How offen that they show
they're ignorance. 3.. And the list goes on... So, congratulation
dumba$$ for being you..

Name: Facts
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 20 December 2014

The award for being the "Worest trainmasters in the Huntington
division" goes to  Shiloh Campbell and David Benson.  To achieve this
award these individuals had to show how dumb that they really are and
they have No respect from the employees. They have truly lost focus on
the real world. The hatered from the employees proves the lack of
people and management skills. True idiots.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 17 December 2014

You guys are a bunch of cry babies ive made 94k this year with no
college degree, where else could you make that kind of money, yes the
hours/schedule sucks but come on im not hurting for money and it could
be worse.i could be in line for my free Obama phone

Name: ?
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 16 December 2014

loco 10-20

SPOKEN LIKE A TRUE SUPERVISOR....

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 15 December 2014

To Mr. Not Fooled,


It seems to me , all you post is BLAH BLAH BLAH!!!!!!

Name: Paul Lopez
E-mail: penncentral@earthlink.net
Employed as: Car repair, for 30+ years
Posted: 13 December 2014

WOW....It has to have been at least 8 years since the last time I
visited this site, and I have to admit I'm absolutely stunned to see
this site still up and running!

I've been "unofficially...???" off on disability from the Selkirk
car department since 2006. And although I must admit that I still miss
the job, I certainly don't miss CSX and their mistreatment of its
employees during the first years of its takeover. 

In my heart I will always be a railroader with fond memories of my
years with the PENN CENTRAL and CONRAIL. Any railroaders today that
weren't around to experience working for those two railroads...well, I
don't know what to say. Guess you had to be there to understand what it
meant to work during perhaps the darkest years of the PC and survive
into the "Golden" years of CONRAIL.

Name: not fooled
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years
Posted: 13 December 2014

GO AWAY SUPERVISOR

TOM DIDNT GET AWAY WITH IT YOU WONT EITHER. GO BACK UNDER THAT ROCK YOU
KEEP CRAWLING OUT FROM UNDER EVERY SINGLE TIME A SERIOUS TOPIC GETS
POSTED ON HERE. HAVENT YOU FIGURED OUT BY NOW THAT YOUR STUPID CHEATING
SPOUSES TOPICS DOESNT MEAN SQUAT ON HERE. ARE YOU JUST A STUPID
MORON.... GO BUY A BOOK TO READ. YOU REALLY HAVE TO READ IT ON
HERE?????????????


NOW BACK TO THE REAL ISSUES OF SERIOUSE EMPLOYEMENT TROUBLES.

IF YOU HAVENT READ THE NEW OPERATING RULES BOOK FROM BACK TO FRONT WITH
A FINE TOOTH COMB THEN YOU BETTER. THERE ARE AT LEAST 22 WORDED CHANGES
IN THE BOOK AND SOME ARE MISLEADING AS HELL. 
CREW WAS PULLED OUT OF SERVICE AND FIRED BECAUSE THEY WENT OVER 30
MILES AN HOUR ON A LOCAL JOB THAT WAS RUNNING DURING THE DAY WITH FLAG
BUT DID NOT HAVE AN HTD. READ RULES ON THIS CLOSELY. IT IS WORDED
ENTIRELY DIFFERENT THAN OLD EQUIPMENT HANDLING RULE
THE KICKER TO THIS WHOLE THING IS THE ENGINE WAS AN OLD PIECE OF JUNK
THAT DIDNT EVEN HAVE A PLACE TO PUT AN HTD. 
MY QUESTION TO THE FRA WOULD BE WHY HAVE WE GOT ENGINES SO DAMN OLD OUT
THERE THAT THEY ARENT EVEN DESIGNED TO TAKE AN HTD. 
WINTER IS UPON US AND ITS TIME TO START GETTING HEAT ISSUES OUT THERE
IF YOU DONT HAVE ADEQUATE HEAT ON YOUR ENGINES WRITE THEM UP AND NOTIFY
THE FRA IMMEDIATELY. DONT WAIT UNTIL IT IS 40 BELOW ZERO AND YOU GET
FROSTBITE.  IF YOUR LOCKER ROOM DOESNT HAVE ADEQUATE HEAT FILE 8 HR
PENALTY CLAIM UNDER CA.
VIOLATION OF ENGINEERS AGREEMENT 33(D)OF SINGLE SYSTEM AGREEMENT
STAY SAFE AND DONT BE AFRAID TO FIGHT FOR A SAFE WORKING ENVIORNMENT
AND YOUR UNION AGREEMENT RIGHTS, WHICH THE COMPANY SIGNED THEIR JOHN
HENRY ON WITHOUT A GUN HELD TO THEIR HEADS. THEY DID IT WILLINGLY AND
KNOWINGLY AND SHOULD RESPECT WHAT THEY SIGNED!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 1-10 years
Posted: 13 December 2014

to the post below, if you know so many names why not mention them.  I
don't understand all these spouses that take a risk for the unknowing,
and end up losing it all.They all deserve what they get.

Name: Information 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 10-20 years
Posted: 13 December 2014

well it tickles me pink to see that people are becoming more and more
aware of all the dirty cheating going on...... I have a whole list of
names I could tell..... I know whos fucking who, when and for how long.
  Rocky Mount NC has its share of trash that are fucking the guys up
north from Richmond.  Been going on for years..doubt it will stop.  And
the women that they are fucking are gross.  I got the details on them as
well.  Not hard to see.... just pay attention and keep quiet.  Couple
drinks and a nasty looking bar whore.... its happening.  Married or not
dosent matter..... Its really quite sad.....When you get cabbage growing
on your dick..... dont say I didnt warn ya all.....

Name: HA
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 11 December 2014

TOM/SUPERVISOR 

Scrolled back and didn't see any post from a JIM/TRASH MAN.  Was post
2011?  
Cant find anything posted lately about all this crap..... Oh let me
guess?????

ANOTHER PLOY TO DRAW THE ATTENTION AWAY FROM THE SERIOUS POST???


KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK..... MERRY CHRISTMAS TO YOU AND YOURS IN
JACKSONVILLE.... DONT FORGET TO PUT A PIECE OF COAL IN THE LAWYERS
STOCKINGS FOR US!

Name: involved
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years
Posted: 11 December 2014

TOM

Your doing a lot of talking about half the truth. You don't know what
was said behind closed doors and the incident with the conductor not
having 3 step and being confronted HAD NOTHING TO DO WITH complaints
brought forward. So unless you have ALL THE FACTS, I wouldn't be so
quick to post half truths. For your information there were several MALE
engineers and conductors as well as hotel staff who witnessed very
unprofessional behavior from him and brought their concerns forward.
With that being said, I would get more facts before you post.

Name: Tom 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 11 December 2014

Hey Jim 
Trash man 2011
To reply to your  vast knowledge and false reports !!! 
Get your  facts  straight !!! 
I know the true story ,, about Mike Stanley 
The person that made false statements was a Indy conductor Than ,that a
woman that look's like a man and curses worse the a sailor , been fired
several times and there's alot more to the story , he caught he
stepping between the rails and putting her grip up on the front of the
motor without 3 step ! While her Engineer was climbing up the ladder !!
 I saw it myself he pulled Cond. Than to the side spoke to her about it
, then showed her in the rule book that she could not do that , he
should of wrote her up for being so careless and unsafe , NO he didn't
he warned her and showed her what she was doing wrong !!  He helped us
get a better hotel we stayed in a dump motel 6 with drug dealers and
whores and rooms were nasty ! Now we stay in the double tree (nice)
About the hotel well are so called co-workers were wearing there spiked
boots in and scratching up there nose floors , he went and spook to them
to smooth things out because they were going to kick us out , and about
the locker there were 4 local chairmans two csx police and two other
Trainmasters there when the lockers were being cleaned out and we were
moving to a new hotel where he faught and got us nice new lockers , at
no time did he cut a lock nor use a crowbar , the local Utu chairman
out of Evansville Jim cut all locks , we were given 60 notice was
posted to have our lockers cleaned out , also when items were found
that should not be in the lockers they stepped outside and let the
local chairman despose of them, I know because I was there ! Also he
was found not guilty after cond. Than tried to get a female engr out of
Indy to lie also and there's several woman that work in Rose Lake on
intermodal side that said nothing but good things about Mike Stanley ,
so get your facks straight first , before you tell or spread more lies
on people !  We lost a good guy that didn't go against the agreement
he did the right thing he took care of us , so tell me Mister know it
all how many people did he every charge ??  He was always on us to be
safe work safe and follow the rules ! If we didn't understand them he
took the time and explained ,,  well enough BS but those that Mike
worked with and helped know he was fair ,  Good Job Mike !! Wish you
were back after you left , Tensley and Brok Summers came in and cleaned
house charging everyone !!!  Also Dave the terminal supt that had been
there for 22 yrs that didn't do crap for us that never gave us any
safety supplies like gloves or batteries and kept all our awards like
coats and hoodies and train cars and gave them to and would never order
water ??  tks --  do you all remember that guy ????? 
But Mike went out of his way to get us supplies and water and ?

Name: HA
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 10 December 2014

CHUGA CHUGA

You forgot lying on the on board. False arrival times and pull times...
yeah, real honest customer service reports!!!!HA HA HA HA HA 
Get wrote up or a nasty letter if you don't!

Name: NOTICE 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 10 December 2014

For the Robert Pines fan club... We are tired of hearing about this limp
dick. Let's get back to the real world and focus on how CSX SUCKS....
You can take this pines fellar and shove him stright up your back
side........ You must have a man crush on him......  
         F   A    G    G   O   T   S.

Name: sanatshelper
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years
Posted: 09 December 2014

LISTEN UP DISPTACHERS!

With all the bashing you have received this year since it is Christmas
time, santa and his elves decided it was time for you to get a little
assistance. He knows you read this website, especially the dispatchers
on the great lakes division.... you only get this one time gift so pay
attention!

For the dispatchers who were never conductors or engineers here is a
lesson
EQUIPMENT HANDLING RULES BOOK: RULE 5502 states THE NUMBER OF POWERED
AXLES IN USE MUST NOT EXCEED 24 FOR THE OPERATING LOCOMOTIVES THAT ARE
PULLING A TRAIN OR A CUT OF CARS

When a crew who is running under track speed tones you up and tells you
they cant make track speed and ask for your permission to put another
locomotive on line if they have one that is not, you are just assuming
they have the other loco off because of the fuel conservation rule. 
WRONG WRONG WRONG WRONG! A lot are off because they will violate the
powered axle rule if they turn them on. If you didn't know not all 6
axle locomotive are rated as six. There are numerous that have been
upgraded to 7-8-9-10-11. Supervisors have been telling the crews that
Jacksonville doesn't care if they turn the locos on all they care is
about making track speed. BULLSHIT!  You know as well as anyone else if
something major goes down these supervisors WILL NEVER ADMIT THEY TOLD
ANY CREWS TO VIOLATE THE RULE. ONLY MORONS BELEIVE THEY WILL BACK THEM.
They have also been told NOT TO VOLUNTEER ANY INFO AS TO THE REASON THE
POWER IS ISOLATED.
So here is Santas advice to you. The next time an engineer or a no it
all conductor tones you up and wants to put another unit online because
he isn't making track speed you better make sure you tell them "YES,
BUT IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO MAKE SURE YOU HAVE THE ALLOWED POWERED
AXLES ON LINE! When a crew rips out a draw bar or jack knifes a cut all
over town or the hill side while shoving it and they find out they had
more than 24 axles on line the crew is going to tell them that the
dispatcher gave them permission to put the other engine on line! You
think you wont get in trouble because the engineer is supposed to make
the adjustment? When you have supervisors telling them to leave you in
the dark and just get your permission I would say your getting set up!
Better make sure you tell the crews to make axle adjustments per the
rule!

MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR......

Name: been there
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 08 December 2014

pissed


If BLET wont take control of this, I would make a complaint to the 
USDOT safety committee. I think this may also be an osha issue. There
are guidelines set forth in the FRA rules for all class one rr's to
follow but they only state the rr has to submit their plan to them. I
heard the fra was saying it was ok to put a conductor who has already
marked up and is certified in the lap of an engineer and make him
qualify him. The blet was saying that this is bull but Im betting my
last dollar they have been bought off under the table and is agreeing
to it.  
There was a engineer who told a supervisor if he has to qualify and
babysit an unqualified conductor on his job because the company was too
cheap to do it right and follow safety protocol that he would have
conductor tie down the train and he would do the same with his engines
every time the conductor needed instructions on how to do his job when
he was on the ground and couldn't see him. The supervisor threatened
him and told him if he did that he would be charged with deliberately 
delaying the job or train. He said he could give just as good
instructions over the radio and didn't need to see his location as
long as the conductor said he was in the clear.... can you believe this
shit!!!!!!!!

Name: pissed off
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 07 December 2014

FRA and Union drops the ball


Now they have stooped to an all time low. This safety safety safety
bullshit preaching is just a bunch of hot air they should be using to
blow their bozo balloons up!

Chicago division forced a train out with a conductor who didn't have a
clue about where he was going. Not even the slightest qualified on the
territory. since they didn't have anyone qualified to go they order
the engineer to be his trainer. These stupid ass morons expected the
engineer to train this guy, teach him the territory, cover his ass and
run the train as well. Train had way too many cars for the engineer to
see what the hell this new guy was even doing, let alone train him.
What happened to this so called all important conductor certification
that is supposed to be so god awful important. Since when is an
engineer supposed to take a stinking new guy out and be his trainer and
pilot and be responsible for the safe running and handling of the
train.

Great lakes division is letting marked up conductors jump on
territories with cheat sheets and notes and are being told that they
don't need pilots or training. Supervisors were heard saying don't
worry about anything, the engineers will take care of you. They don't
want to get in trouble either!

What the hell is happening here. The god damn dollar more important
than the safe training of an employee. The engineers job isn't worth a
shit either? You'd think all engineers do is just sit up there and pick
their noses! They think we don't have our own responsibilities to
handle. God damn erad, gps, black box and train handling and now we got
to be babysitters for new guys on territories they don't know a thing
about. I thought this was against the BLET agreements and the FRA
training guidelines for class 1 railroads. This is bullshit. This crap
didn't happen 30 years ago. A new cub on a territory had to attach
himself to the hip of the brakeman and learn the damn job for months
before he was allowed to take the role of the conductor! This crap is
way out of control and if this keeps up there is going to be a
conductor laying out there cut in half or rolled up under a car
somewhere because the engineer cant get off the engine and do back and
help this guy do his job!  FRA better get off their asses or someone is
going to half to get another government agency involved!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 06 December 2014

I left this shit hole 2 yrs ago once in a blue moon when I'm home
relaxing with my family I check out this site see if anything got
better wow so glad I quit new hires quit now get a real job and be
happy guys I went to school with still on spare board no way to live
CSX sucks  so true  your all a bunch of  Douche bags

Name: True story 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 06 December 2014

Here is the true story.... When you hire on the Railroad, you most of
the time leave low paying jobs or hire in off the street, So you start
making good money, start a family, then you go deep in debt, before you
know it the Railroad has you. You can't move, your stuck with whatever
this company dishes out. You have to put up with harassment, new hire
managers with poor management skills that have been hired off the
street, HERE IS EXACTLY WHAT TO LOOK FORWARD TO WHEN WORKING FOR THE
RAILROAD.     1 --Ex-board  ( on-call) for the rest of your career, 2
--- harassment  by new management  ( No people skills)  3 ---  Every
time you get called to work, You can't focus on your job because in
your mind your thinking " I'm I going to get fired today" ...  
4 --- Your family can't and won't handle your lifestyle.  The divorce
rate is very high on the R.R.        You will lose it all...... It's a
gamble....... Think about it new hires.......

Name: Notice
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 06 December 2014

Guys stop being so gullible. CSX stock and 4 quarter earnings will show
a loss because it's contract time and we get a bonus next year. I bet
our contract and bonus will suck just like this company. This company
doesn't care about your family. Management only cares about they're
bonus. CSX Management has more greed than any other company of the
planet.

Name: Always awake
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 29 November 2014

L&N

If your on a straight shot train that runs from one terminal to another
on main line and doesn't stop to do any work on the way, then there is
no way in hell that an engineer can run so slow he can count railroad
ties on purpose to outlaw or get overtime. The erad, gps and the
dispatchers who are awake can easily tell on the crew and the engineers
know this. It only takes so much time to run from cp to cp at a certain
miles per hour. Slow orders, work authorities, trains with rolling junk
power, and bad rail causes enough problems for the engineer the last
thing he needs is to have a dispatcher accusing him of running slow on
purpose. Dispatchers should know what we deal with out here. If they
don't then they need to get off their butts and get out on these
trains for a week. AND DO IT IN SECRET! WE ALL KNOW EVERY TIME AN
OFFICIAL GETS ON BOARD THE SIGNALS ARE ALL GREEN AND THE TRAIN IS
RUNNING HOT SHOT. LET THE DISPATCHER SEE EVERY SINGLE PIECE OF RAIL WE
HAVE TO SLOW DOWN 10-15 MPH SO WE DONT GET BOUNCED OUT OF OUR SEATS.
EVERY SINGLE BLIND CURVE THAT HAS A GATE CROSSING IN IT AND IS BUSY AS
HELL AT RUSH HOUR. YEAH, SOME ENGINEERS HAVE A CONSCIENCE AND KNOW
WHERE DANGER MIGHT JUST BE AROUND THE CORNER AND BACK OFF. WE DONT JUST
HAVE TRAINS TO RUN. WE HAVE A DUTY TO RUN SAFELY AND PROTECT THE PUBLIC
IF POSSIBLE. ITS ALSO OUR RESPONSIBILTY TO MAKE SURE ALERT TRAINS WITH
POISIONOUS AND TOXIC CHEMICALS CARS THAT ARE TERRORIST INTEREST CARS
ARE HANDLED WITH THE HIGHEST OF REGARD FOR THE CREWS SAFETY AS WELL AS
THE PUBLICS. BRIDGES THAT LEAN, BOUNCE CARS AND ROCK THEM ARE ANOTHER
CAUSE FOR TRAINS TO SLOW DOWN! THE LIST CAN GO ON ALL NIGHT!
Dispatchers take smoke breaks and sometimes long lunches while other
dispatchers man their desk. Yeah, maybe they are entitled but their
jobs are to run the trains just like us and we are under just as much
pressure if not more. I hope some day they install overhead cameras in
their cubicles, erad to see how many times they have to fix an error
they make and a gps to see how may times they slowed down when they are
typing and how many times they take a break  or walk away from their
computer! Then the train crews will be able to say WELCOME TO MY
WORLD!
AND THE BEST IDEA OF ALL.....DRUM ROLL.....Lets rig their cars to the
level or our junk power so when they drive home their speedometer
bounces or fluctuates, the wipers don't work worth a shit, the defrost
doesn't work if they have one, the radio cracks and pops and and burst
static in their ears all night and constantly beeps like a bad headend
device or an alerter going off every 10 seconds, window cracked blowing
cold air in their face and water when its raining, the god awful smell
like someone put shit on their engine, the seat hard as a rock and
unable to adjust for their leg lengths, horn that blows their ears off
every time they use it and the fuel injector half plugged so the thing
surges and lunges while they are driving.
Yeah, lets do that and then they can see why we get distracted from
running full throttle at 8 the entire trip!  Yeah, lack of sleep is the
least of our worries!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for N/A
Posted: 29 November 2014

how many trains are getting the detector just west of Garrett Indiana
and just dragging the trains into Garrett and  passing off to the next
crew !  with the boots on? and 12,000 ft of train?  doing the job
according to the rules checking both sides ? not just one?  at least
three hours?   how many crews still sitting there on rear units with
the heat on?   say all ok no defects found after an hour and a half?
  hmmmm ? did ya wipe the sleep outa your eyes !

Name: WARNING
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years
Posted: 25 November 2014

WARNING...WARNING.....WARNING....WARNING...WARNING....


THIS WARNING IS NOT A JOKE. LET US REPEAT THIS AGAIN. THIS WARNING IS
NOT A JOKE!

ORDERS FROM ABOVE HAVE BEEN HANDED DOWN ON THE GREAT LAKES DIVISION TO
FIRE MORE ENGINEERS. ALL CONDUCTORS GOING TO ENGINEER SCHOOL WILL BE
MULTI TERRITORY TRAINED AND QUALIFIED. IF YOU ARE AN ENGINEER WHO IS
NOT QUALIFIED ON MULTIPLE TERRITORIES BECAUSE YOUR SENIORITY ALLOWS YOU
TO HOLD ONE TERRITORY YOU DO NOT FIT INTO THE FUTURE PLANS OF THE
COMPANY. YOU WILL BE TARGETED FOR TERMINATION SO YOU CAN BE REPLACED
WITH A NEW ENGINEER WHO CAN BE USED AS MULTI PURPOSE AND REDUCE THE USE
OF EXTRA BOARD ENGINEERS IN TURN REDUCING THE ENGINEERS EXTRA BOARD. iN
THE FUTURE EVERY ENGINEER WILL BE EXPECTED TO ACCEPT EVERY CALL THEY
RECIEVE AND NO ONE WILL BE ABLE TO SAY THEY ARE NOT QUALIFIED ON THE
TERRITORY.

AGAIN, THIS IS NOT A JOKE. WATCH EVERYTHING YOU DO. CYA CYA CYA CYA
CYA. IF YOU FEEL YOU ARE BEING TARGETED, CONTACT YOUR LOCAL CHAIRMAN
IMMEDIATELY. DO NOT WAIT UNTIL YOU ARE PULLED OUT OF SERVICE. TAKE YOUR
TIME AND MAKE SURE YOU DO EVERYTHING BY THE BOOK. WARN YOUR FELLOW
EMPLOYEES. MAKE EVERYONE AWARE OF THIS ORDER!

Name: FRA
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years
Posted: 23 November 2014

Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year:

If your biggest problem is having to work on Thanksgiving, you are a
very lucky CSX employee. You could get a job at Wal-Mart, but heck, you
would have to work on Thanksgiving there too.

Name: HA
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years
Posted: 22 November 2014

GO AWAY SO CALLED TRAINMASTER..... OR FRIEND OR WHO EVER YOU ARE NOW
TRYING TO DISTRACT OTHERS WITH YOU STUPID LBT CRAP....



IGNORE HIM PEOPLE.... YOU ARE MAKING MANAGEMENT SQUIRM. THEY KNOW THE
POST ABOUT THE NEW AGREEMENT IS RIGHT ON HEAD AND THERE ARE RADIO
ISSUES.  IGNORE HIM AND HE WILL GO BACK UNDER HIS ROCK....


THIS AGREEMENT IS A JOKE AND HAS LOOP HOLES THAT WILL ALLOW THE CARRIER
TO STICK IT UP FARTHER THAN THEY ALREADY DO. IF THE BLET PUSHES THIS
THROUGH WITHOUT BLACK AND WHITE PROTECTION CLAUSES WRITTEN UP THEN ITS
TIME TO FIND ANOTHER UNION



AS FOR THE POST ON GETTING PERSONAL DAYS.... LC WAS RIGHT... THERE ARE
THOSE WHO GET THEM ANYTIME THEY WANT AND THOSE WHO DONT.  THE SUCKS WHO
BUY PIZZAS AND SEND THEM TO DISPATCH AND THOSE WHO TAKE EVERY SINGLE
CALL FROM THE CREW CALLERS WILL ALWAYS BE TREATED BETTER. AGAIN
FAVORTISM IS ALIVE AND WELL AND ALWAYS WILL BE!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 22 November 2014

I cant believe this damn railroad is not shutting down on thanksgiving
day, give us something for god sakes.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 22 November 2014

Anyone have radio failures between your engineer and conductor during a
shove movement? Any documents available that the Kenwood handheld
radios had radio issues? Any accidents caused by lost radio
communications?

Name: LC
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 21 November 2014

JOKE!!!!

BLET NEW SYSTEM AGREEMENT NEGOTIATIONS ARE IN ACTION!


AMMENDMENT OF ARTICLE 40 STATES

On the day preceding their scheduled rest cycle, an engineer at the
home terminal that is not called by 1200 for 1400(1500 for runs subject
to 3 hour call) may contact CREW MANAGEMENT indicating their desire to
be removed from the calling cycle in advance of their rest cycle. In
the event the company is unable to fulfill its manpower requirements,
the engineer may be used in other classes of service for which he is
qualified that will go off duty at the home terminal. 
IN THE EVENT AN ENGINEER HAS PREVIOUSLY SCHEDULED COMMITMENTS
SURROUNDING THEIR ASSIGNED DAYS OFF AND REQUIRE RELIEF FROM THIS
PROVISIONS, THAT ENGINEER WILL BE REQUIRED TO ARRANGE SUCH THROUGH
THEIR LOCAL SUPERVISOR OR CMC


Do we even have to think twice about what was just posted in bold
letter.
First, if you can get through to a crew manager without being sent to
his voice mail your lucky
Second, if you try and reason with a supervisor who's only goal in
life is to make the white collars in Jacksonville happy you will only
get laughed out of the room. Try and tell a supervisor that your life
is more important than his local job being filled or his train leaving
on time. He will remind you that it isn't
Third, there are those who can get a PB day anytime they want and those
who couldn't if their lives depended on it. Favoritism is alive and
well and ALWAYS WILL BE
fourth, a crew callers job is to fill jobs at all cost. Leaving bogus
messages, blocking the IVR system, threatening someone with a miss call
is part of their job. They will not allow your personal business or
personal commitments to interfere with their job of filling jobs. You
will have to beg, cry and give all your personal info to them and
maybe, just maybe get lucky enough to get your blessing from them. WHEN
do you make these arrangements? Before you call and beg for this pardon?
After you call at noon? How long will you be on hold waiting to talk to
someone to get this cleared. What happens when your on hold for 45
minutes and they call your other line and tell you that its your call
and they need you. Too bad if you were on hold first. You answered your
other line like an idiot and now your busted and going to work!
How about the provision that states an engineer arriving at his AFHT on
his off day will be deadheaded home on combo service. 
DO NOT FORGET HOW BAD THEY HAVE SCREWED UP AND STILL SCREW UP THE FRA
MANDATORY RULES ON SENDING ENGINEERS HOME ON THEIR 6TH START. THAT RULE
HAD BEEN IN PLACE LONG ENOUGH FOR THEM TO GET IT RIGHT AND ITS STILL IS
A MESS. THERE SHOULD BE A SERIOUS PENALTY CLAIM FOR NOT SENDING AN
EMPLOYEE HOME PER THE AGREEMENT AND IT SHOULD GO STRAIGHT TO THE
GENERAL CHAIRMAN AND ABOVE. NO WAITING A YEAR TO GET IT PAID!
THERE ARE TOO MANY FLAWS IN THIS ENTIRE PROPOSAL AND WAY TOO MANY GRAY
AREAS. DO NOT VOTE YES ON THIS UNTIL THERE ARE DEFINATE IN WRITING
ANSWERS TO ALL GRAY AREAS. HOW MUCH INFO IS REQUIRED TO SATISFY THE CMC
OR SUPERVISOR THAT YOUR LIFE IS JUST AS IMPORTANT. WILL MANPOWER
SHORTAGES BE TAKEN CARE OF AND EXTRA BOARDS FILLED TO COVER ALL THE
CHANGES IN THIS PROPOSAL. WHAT IS THEIR PLAN TO STOP THE MASSIVE
TURNOVER RATE THAT CAUSE ALL THE MANPOWER SHORTAGES IN THE FIRST PLACE.

READ IT CAREFULLY. EVERY SINGLE WORD. DO NOT LISTEN TO GOSSIP AND
RUMORS. THIS IS YOUR LIFE AND YOUR WORKING CONDITIONS AT STAKE HERE. DO
NOT BE STUPID. READ IT!

Name: Attention 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 18 November 2014

OF THE BLET PROPOSAL ..........

Name: Attention 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 18 November 2014

You all need to read ARTICLE 62, page 13  part  (A).  If you are off
longer than 30 days for any reason then the company can terminate your
employment ...

Name: bullsh...
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 18 November 2014

HEY CORPORATE!!!

Want to know why people are pissed and moral is down???? Try looking at
the extra board for the conductors at AVON!  How come there are 14 guys
on the board and only one gets a Saturday off! How come they have 3
guys off on Monday, 3 on Tuesday and 3 on Thursday. Instead of giving
anyone a Saturday or Sunday they have everyone working their asses off
when most of the rest of the world and their families are home on the
weekends. How come they have so many people off on those day. Don't
they realize that make the board short as hell on mon, tues, and
Thursday because of this? They are so hell bent on no one getting a
weekend day off they would shoot their nose off to spite their faces! 
What the hell!!!!!


HEY UTU! See a problem here!

Name: RETIRED
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for N/A
Posted: 18 November 2014

A FEW YEARS AGO WE WERE HEADING WEST OUT OF WILLARD OHIO, WE WERE FIVE
MILES OUT OF THIS PARTICULAR TOWN AND ALL WE SEE IS FLASHING LIGHTS
GOING BACK AND FORTH OVER THE CROSSING  ,NOTHING IN OUR ORDERS ABOUT A
PARADE !   MY ENGINEER AND I WENT AT IT ARGUING  ! AS I ORDERED HIM TO
BRING TRAIN DOWN TO RESTRICTED SPEED  HE DID AS INSTRUCTED  WHILE STILL
ARGUING  , HIS ATTITUDE WAS VERY  POOR NEEDLESS TO SAY!  OH SCREW EM
LETS ? WELL SOME OF YOU MAY GET THE IDEA   THAT HE DIDN'T CARE IF HE
HIT SOMEONE !

Name: Lol
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 13 November 2014

Listen up you girls. WE DONT WANT TO HEAR ABOUT CROSSING ACCIDENTS OR
THIS PINES FELLA.... !!!!!      This website is called CSX SUCKS......
this isn't what I want to see on here ... We want to know how CSX is
screwing us.. Not who is screwing who or this limp dick pines fella or
crossing accidents .... We are tied of reading your stuff.... So you
can shove those accidents up your backside..

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 10 November 2014

XXL:  YES.
Request the necessary form(s) from csx's FMLA center, read/review 'em
& decide which route you wish to take (intermittent times-days per month
or other), take those to her doctor, explain everything, be sure
everything is filled out correctly & have the doctor fax/send 'em in.

Name: Size XXL
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 10 November 2014

Is it possible to get FMLA for a parent that has health problems? My mom
has a long list of ailments, the most severe of which is her Prostate
problems. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

Name: not fooled
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 08 November 2014

So Called Friend/SUPERVISOR

GO AWAY...Just as predicted... here you come again with your crap when
a topic is posted that obviously is making someone in payroll
itch.....Nice try


Keep deleting the box checked that you want electronic pay stubs only.
Several of us have been deleting it everyday since it showed up 3 days
ago. Some have received emails today that there had been a change made
to their payroll choices. Funny that one pay roll rep said to wait
until AFTER THE 10TH  to go in and delete the check mark because it
wouldn't work until then. If that were the case then why  would anyone
already receive an email confirming there was a change. I wouldn't
believe that email. Keep an eye on the election box in your pay until
after November the 11th. Take snap shots of each time you delete the
check mark. There are going to be a lot of people out there that are
going to get screwed because they didn't go back in and keep and eye
on this box!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 07 November 2014

DEAR MR.PISSED WORKER,

I HAVE ONE QUESTION FOR YOU,I WAS SPEAKING ABOUT ALL THE DESPICABLE
CHEATERS. YOU ON THE OTHER HAND SPOKE OF ONE PARTICULAR PERSON,WHICH IS
LBT,YOU COULD HAVE NOT MENTION ANY NAME,WHY MENTION NAMES?

Name: Sick of it
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 07 November 2014

Wait until you see the NEW attendance policy for transportation. This
New policy was  created by people that have nights and weekends off.
They probably only "WORK" 4-6 hours a day.. This company gets
everything that they deserve.

Name: same
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 06 November 2014

almost

I did the same thing. Called pay roll because the box showed back up
checked again. They said we are supposed to go in an uncheck it after
the 10th. That doesn't sound right if they are starting the whole
process on the 10th. Like everything else they do someone is going to
have a problem!

Name: almost suckered
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 06 November 2014

READ ALL ABOUT IT
 
THE POST FROM PAY WAS CORRECT. I JUST CHECKED MY PAY ON THE GATEWAY AND
THEY HAD A CHECK MARK IN THE BOX THAT REQUESTED I RECEIVE MY PAY STUBS
ON LINE AND DISCONTINUE RECEIVING THEM BY MAIL. I HAVE DIRECT DEPOSIT
AND NEVER HAD THAT BOX CHECKED BECAUSE I WANT PAPER STATEMENTS FOR
DOUBLE PROOF OF MY PAY AND THAT THEY GENERATED IT. IT DOESNT SURPRISE
ME THEY WENT IN AND CHECKED THAT BOX. THEY DONT WANT TO SEND PAPER
STATEMENTS OUT. TO CHECK THAT BOX JUST A FEW DAYS BEFORE THE DEAD LINE
IS NOTHING BUT AN UNDERHANDED...... 
THERE ARE GOING TO BE ALOT OF PISSED OFF PEOPLE IF THEY DONT GO BACK IN
AND CATCH IT BEFORE FRIDAY AT CLOSE OF BUSINESS DAY. BET YOUR BOTTOM
DOLLAR YOU CANT FIX IT OVER THE WEEKEND!

Name: PAY
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 1-10 years
Posted: 03 November 2014

PAY NOTICE


The message that was posted on the employee gateway advising everyone
that the company was going with electronic pay stubs on line November
10th is totally wrong!

It states in black and white that if you wish to CONTINUE TO RECEIVE
your paper stubs by mail you need to go in and UNCHECK the box that
states you would like to receive your pay stub ON LINE ONLY and you
understand you will no longer receive your pay stubs by mail.

If you already have that box checked then you should not be receiving
your paper pay stubs in the mail anyway.  Correct? 

If you are receiving your pay stubs by mail go into the gateway(my pay)
and keep an eye on this box. IT SHOULD NOT BE CHECKED! Watch it closely
until after November 10th. We suggest you print out directions posted
on the pay site just in case there is a major mess up and you stop
receiving your paper pay stubs in the mail. There is a good chance this
box may show up checked at the last minute without your knowledge and
your pay stubs by mail will be discontinued.

Name: PISSED WORKER
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 31 October 2014

FRIEND/FAMILY

I don't think your hitting a nerve and I think all you are doing is
looking for a topic that is no better than all the junk we see in the
media every time we turn on our televisions. Tabloid junk, reality joke
shows and things that really have nothing to do with the shape that our
economy or our job industry is in today. Dirty laundry should be saved
for those type of shows or websites. Yes, everyone has the right to
post what ever topic they want on this site, but this kind of trash has
been the major down fall to this site. Years ago this site had some
impact. It did and I know for a fact make a difference in decisions
that were made by management.  Posters would come on here with real
issues that were detrimental to our work environment and our union
agreements and get managements attention. Everyone knows that the
company lawyers as well as the FRA, customers and other class 1
railroads visit this site. What is posted on here can make a
difference. That is why every time a serious topic shows up on here
that makes the company squirm, you get the moles and management
crawling out from under their rocks and doing what ever it takes to
draw attention away from the issue. The LBT issue wasted so much space
and time that serious posters just faded away because they knew the
trash would overwhelm everything and they were just wasting their time!
It did no good either. She still is working and still does what she
always has. So if kidding or anyone else is tired of the junk on here
and doesn't need to see or read it anymore, they have just as much a
right to voice their opinion about it as you have the right to harp on
it. Its to bad this topic hasn't had once ounce of influence on
management in regards to cleaning up the serious issues that workers in
the field and their families deal with 24 hours a day. Trying to get
anything accomplished on here is basically impossible these days. I
hope you can find some peace in the future and forgive your husband for
betraying you and god for bid, if you find that you just cant stop
posting about this topic, please,please, please find some help! The
last thing any of us need on here is another Pines! One obsessed nut
job is enough!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 10-20 years
Posted: 31 October 2014

You come on this website and state who cares about the cheating spouses,
But it is so funny when anyone post anything on here about a cheating 
spouse you get very upset.If you really don't care , why do you go on
and on and gets so upset about the subject.I would say there must be
something to it. We can come on this website and state anything we want
to state about cheaters, if you don't like it , don't read it, it has
nothing to do with other issues,if people want to talk about other
issues they talk about other issues. Its just like a television program
if you don't like what is on the channel then change it.I'm assuming
that were hitting quite a nerve when we talk about cheating.  There has
been post on here about cheaters for years, so why get your shorts in a
bunch.I think maybe you shouldn't take the post about cheating so
personal.

Name: kidding
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 31 October 2014

Friend/family


ANOTHER PREDICTABLE RESPONSE. Cant come up with a valid response so you
use the old "grammar" jab as a come back. HA HA HA HA! Bet JESUS
didn't have a spell checker!
So which one of the thousands of men that work for csx will have their
wives log on to this site and maybe just figure out who their cheating
husbands are. Stop your boo hooing and put some names or go lay down
and post on another day when you have something serious to say. Oh,
thanks for encouraging another jerry springer idiot to come on here and
start this stupid crap. One division was enough to start this waste of
crap on, now you got another woman crying on here!  File for your
divorce, move on and be glad if you were one of the women who were
lucky enough to get out and find a better life with someone else who
might treat you better, if you can get over the hate and betrayal!

Now, off to better and more important news! Chief Medical officer
claims he is helping protect csx employees from ebola. Just how in the
hell is the medical department doing anything to help all of the
employees out it the fields. Is he protecting those who are working in
the slum areas of the city and run down industrial areas? Is he
protecting the workers who make contact with the hobos and homeless
running around the yards? Is the providing protective gear to wear?
Just what exactly is the chief medical officer doing to protect the
employees of csx? I would think his time would be better utilized if he
made sure that all train crews had clean sterile bathrooms and made sure
all toilets were emptied and cleaned before each crew took possession of
the units. Exposure to urine and feces is a serious issue and does pose
a serious medical threat! 
Another rumor to discuss... Its being said the csx medical department
has been demanding the complete medical records of some employees and
have threatened to discipline them if they don't turn them over. I
believe that is against the law when they are not your primary treating
physician. Question to lawyers would be, if they make you go to one of
their dotors for a second opinon or evaluation, how much of your
personal medical records would you be forced to turn over to the csx
medical department! Our unions better be getting ahold of this
situation or they just might find their members getting their own
outside legal counsel which is totally legal under the LMRDA rights of
all union members in the United States!

Name: Really?
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 29 October 2014

UTU State Legislative Director knocking down over 110K a year plus
expenses. Works M-F probably 7 hours a day tops plus weekends and
holidays off.  All while funding for Amtrak is being cut, and we work
in a Right-To-Work state.  Too bad the Union officers don't get paid
based on performance.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 29 October 2014

So, what goes on in Columbus? All I keep seeing is 
Louisville? Lets hear it.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 10-20 years
Posted: 28 October 2014

TO THE BIG MOUTH COMMENT BELOW

IT'S NOT WRINGING, "IT'S RINGING".

MUST OF HIT ANOTHER NERVE, NO I DONT WANT TO SPILL THE BEANS ON THESE
SPOUSES THAT CHEAT,BUT WANT TO MAKE THE TRUTH AWARE. MAYBE SOME SPOUSE
WILL READ THIS WEB-SITE AND FIGURE IT OUT FOR THEMSELVES. YOU KNOW AS
WELL AS I DO THE NAMES OF THE CHEATERS BUT YOU DONT CARE, AND THERE ARE
MEN OUT THERE LIKE YOU.

JUST LIKE A COUPLE POST BELOW YOU,IT GOES ON EVERYWHERE I GET THAT,JUST
HOPING THAT SOME OF THESE GOOD SPOUSE'S GET WHAT THEY ARE DUE.

IT'S NOT JUST ME POSTING, IT IS MANY OTHERS, GREAT MINDS THINK ALIKE. 
LOL

Name: Dong Bageley
E-mail: Mikeywardsyesman@csx.com
Employed as: M of W, for 1-10 years
Posted: 28 October 2014

Hey Ho Fatman Garrett has to go! Another derailment at Madisonville, KY
today. Three derailments in Howell yard in Evansville. Garrett is on
double secret probation from Johnny Fortune teller. Blamed the three
derailments on the assistant roadmaster in Evansville. Now when will
Garrett take responsibility. Now another track inspector out of service
for stealing fuel but why did Garrett pay him truck driver pay in
Vincennes for three years.

Name: RIGHT!
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 1-10 years
Posted: 27 October 2014

Kidding


You are so right! Our phone rings so much in the middle of the night
the kids cant get a descent night sleep or anyone else in the house who
has to work. It gets to the point that he might as well just answer the
phone and take a hit because they are just going to keep calling. What
really makes me mad is half the time its to find someone to work a job
that he isn't assigned to and its a job that everyone hates. It makes
for a real nice good bye when he has to leave the house knowing he is
getting ready to go have a day of hell.

Name: kidding
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years
Posted: 26 October 2014

Friend/family

You have got to be so predicable its not even funny anymore. How did we
all know you would come back with that same old line, "You must be one
of those supervisors who cheat and don't want to get caught, blah blah
blah!" Got news for you. FAR FROM IT! I along with several other
posters know that cheating goes on in every damn business and always
will as long as there is a man or woman around who is willing to give
it up. MARRIED OR NOT!  You keep coming on here and posting crap that
everyone knows and has know for the last 200 years. Now, what you
don't seem to understand is no one really cares that much because if
they did they would be on here blowing the whistle on them. You would
be seeing names, dates, places and enough evidence posted on here to
start a real war. The fact is YOU DONT!  Oh I want to boo hoo but I
don't want to say anything because I don't want to ruin someones
marriage. I hate what they are doing but Im just going to keep
everyones names out of it and just keep crying about it. You know
something? Them shit or get off the pot.  In the meantime, while you
are trying to get your nerve up to stop preaching and start posting
names and evidence, maybe you could start using some of that jerry
springer energy and think of a way that people who do have loving
spouses and children they miss can spend more quality time at home with
them without the phone wringing all hours of the night or being stuck in
hotels for 48 hours for no reason at all. If you could find a way to
solve these problems then maybe all these cheating men wouldn't be
away at the hotel so long with their so called mistresses or have to go
to the hotel just to get one moments peace from the phone wringing all
night long!

Name: Laughing 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 26 October 2014

In our area the union guys rat there own members out. We paid them a
safety day to pick trash up in the yard and other duties.. Ask around
it's the truth. We love those Union boys. We management have no
respect for those idiots. There greed is helping us out...

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years
Posted: 26 October 2014

To the person who asked about cheating in the Louisville division, the
answer is YES!!!!!! I've been an employee there for over 10 years
after working previously for YUM brands for 3 and GE in HR for 3--both
big companies. I have never seen cheating like at CSX. I'm not sure if
it is because the employees are gone from home a lot and have the
opportunity to have a good alibi for their wives or what.  And it is
not just young guys--it is mostly men in their 40s!!!!  I have been hit
on more times than I can count in an average day. One wife has always
been suspicious and I can tell you that you should be!!! Your husband
is in his mid 40s and has hit everything he can around there!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 10-20 years
Posted: 25 October 2014

to the post below,first of all you made a comment stating that all the
spouse has to do is convince the wife that it's not true they're just
ganging up on the supervisors.I have a feeling that you are one of those
supervisors, and could it be that 's  what you told your wife, not all
wifes are gullible(easily deceived or cheated on).it sounded to me like
it hit a nerve with you, because you got a little upset about people
posting things that actually go on.You make it sound like if people
would just be hush hush about all the affairs, that would make
people's jobs better, that has nothing to do with job performances.I
feel that it is good  to expose what goes on the railroad with the
spouses that go to these meetings how they screw one another, get drunk
all night long , how the men go to the strip clubs every chance they
get. Also did you women know that the strippers are totally nude, you
can pay money and go into a VIP room and they will definitely rock your
world in there ,they will give you a blow job ,have sex whatever you
want it cost about $200 for 30 to 45 minutes.you can pay and watch them
take a erotic shower,you can wrestle around with them in jello for a
small fee,and much much more activity.  I do know that a couple of the
man mentioned in these posts do go to the strip club and do participate
in many activities, and they're married men. These men are taking a
chance that their wives won't find out, and if they do, they hope that
their wives don't believe it. They are taking a risk, because if it
ended in a divorce they lose everything. Was it worth it.

Name: KIDDING??
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years
Posted: 24 October 2014

OTHER

Are you just plain retarded or just so bored that you have nothing
better to do than try an stir up some more jerry springer crap that
takes away from the real issues that are important. You have got to be
stupid as h...ll if you think for one moment that any wife would
believe any gossip that is posted on here about her husband. All she
would have to do is read all the trash that is posted about supervisors
on here and it wouldn't take one second for one of them to be convinced
by their husbands that everything written on here is out of spite or
hate for management. So quit trying to keep stupid topics like these
going on here and if you don't have anything seriously productive to
post that will really help the intimidated, harassed, whipped, brow
beat, stressed, and overworked employee in the field then don't waste
space on here!  Quit trying to keep this stupid game going! Whats wrong
with you and others who just want to keep digging at this "who screwed
who and who's with who" when there are workers out there that don't
even remember what day of the week it is or when they saw their
children more than 48 hour!

OH....news flash!  Mickey Ward doesn't give a rats butt who is
sleeping with who and if he did know he wouldn't care because it
doesn't have a thing to do with stock prices or how the board of
directors vote!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 23 October 2014

If you are someones wife on here talking about 
All of the cheating going on with managers ,
Then bust them out? Who is cheating? And what 
Terminals? Since you "know".  Let the other wives 
Know as well!

Name: Retired FRA
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years
Posted: 19 October 2014

When CSX managers receive their annual performance appraisals, it seems
likely that employee tests and failures would be a major evaluating
factor. The same goes for on-time train departures and operating with
as few employees as possible. And it seems very unlikely that employee
morale has anything at all to do with the process. It also seems to me
that safety programs on the class one railroads have morphed into
nothing short of harassment programs. And FRA is a cheerleader for all
of this. Constant employee testing and failures make it look as if both
the railroads and FRA are really serious about safety. But the fact is
that railroads are really only serious about their stock prices and
Wall Street standings. And of course the FRA is only serious about
being a bureaucratic government agency that tries to please everyone,
especially the railroads it is supposed to be regulating. And with all
of the serious railroad accidents that have recently been occurring,
FRA's house needs to be cleaned from top to bottom. And it needs to
start focusing on how the harassment of employees and unethical call
practices are having a negative effect on safety.

Name: ha ha ha
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 19 October 2014

kdaribadl

Are you kidding me??? watch a game? You must not be aware that the
manpower shortage is so damn bad that no one can stay home long enough
to watch a game and if they are home they are sleeping or being woke up
by the constant ring of the phone by crew callers running rosters.  Do
you know anything about the railroad? And these links have what to do
with CSX SUCKS SUCKS SUCKS SUCKS SUCKS!

enjoy your game!

Name: NOT
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 19 October 2014

FRIEND/FAMILY......SUPERVISOR


HA!  SO WHICH POST MADE MANAGEMENT ITCH THE MOST? WHICH POST MADE YOU
COME BACK ON HERE AND TRY AND DRAW ATTENTION AWAY FROM THE TOPICS AT
HAND. LET ME GUESS...YOU WILL NOW START WITH THE LBT CRAP AND DO YOUR
BEST TO DRAW ATTENTION AWAY FROM THE REAL PROBLEMS.... WAS IT LAW? THEY
SAY SOMETHING THAT THE LAWYERS DIDNT CARE FOR?  OR MAYBE ITS FRA
RETIRED. GOT SOMEONE IN MANAGEMENTS SHORTS IN A BIND?????

GOOD!  NOW LETS TALK ABOUT HOW SOME CREW CALLERS ARE STILL CALLING
PEOPLES HOMES AND LEAVING VAGUE BOGUS MESSAGES ABOUT JOBS THEY ARE
CALLING AND HOW THE IVR SYSTEM IS STILL SET UP TO ENTRAP PEOPLE BY NOT
LETTING THEM ACCESS TRUE AND ACCURATE INFO ABOUT THEIR OWN STANDINGS
AND POOL LINE UPS AFTER THE CALLERS HAVE STARTED RUNNING THE ROSTERS.
SURE IS FUNNY HOW YOU CANT GET ANY INFO WITHOUT BEING TRANSFERED TO A
CREW CALLER FOR IT. FUNNY HOW IT ONLY HAPPENS WHEN THEY ARE RUNNING
ROSTERS AND NEED SOMEONE TO DESPERATELY MAKE THAT MISTAKE AND TALK TO
ONE OF THEM TO THEY CAN ORDER THEM ON THE JOB. SO FUNNY HOW THE IVR
SYSTEM MAGICALLY CORRECTS ITSELF AFTER THEY HAVE THE VACANT JOB FILLED.
  CAN WE ALL SAY UNETHICAL TATICS AND AGREEMENT
VIOLATIONS!!!!!!!INFORMATION MUST BE AVAILABLE TO THE EMPLOYEES ON THE
IVR SYSTEM. AGREEMENT DOESNT SAY INFO MUST BE AVAILABLE EXCEPT WHEN
CALLERS ARE RUNNING A ROSTER AND NEED TO TRAP SOMEONE! YEAH..CAN WE ALL
SAY DEVIOUS MANIPULATIVE BEHAVIOR!

Name: Fact
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 18 October 2014

Being a CSX manager is one of the biggest jokes that I have seen in
years. You people think you are Gods. You're a fish on a big hook.  A
puppet, clown. CSX ONLY PICKS UP MANAGERS THAT NO  OTHER COMPANY WANTS.
Just take a look and see..   So keep strutting you piss ants... Jokes on
you..........

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 17 October 2014

to the post below

As sad as it sounds, you are right there is a lot of cheating that goes
on and all divisions on the railroad.when a spouse cheats on another
spouse and tries to hide things and is sneaky that truly is the
character of that person.so if you're married to someone that's done
that, they probably won't change, it is whom they are.My husband
cheated on me also with a coworker , & I have let it go, but I have not
forgotten and never will.And when he's away from me I'm sure he is
flirting and being his old self, but if I ever catch h,im cheating on
me I will take him for everything he has and in this country is 50
50.These people are stupid because the statistics show that affairs
never work out once they get together.My husband did say that the
railroaders especially management once they get to their meetings the
first thing they do is hit on women buy them drinks ,dinner or go to
the strip clubs.He said it's been going on for years they all do it,
and he was one of them Also you women and men out there don't be so
naive and think your spouse is a good good spouse when their at these
meetings, because they are not.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 10-20 years
Posted: 17 October 2014

A LOT of cheating goes on at all the divisions! Almost everyone I have
met has had an affair that works for CSX! My husband included! So the
response to the question earlier about affairs and flirting....it goes
on all the time. My husband cheated on me for years before I found out.
It was the worst day of my life... It will be his if I ever find him
doing it again!!! Recently I have heard that he has been flirting with
some crew caller so I guess the liars still lie and the cheaters still
cheat! Don't ever trust your husband or wife if they claim they have
to work late....hire a private investigator or track every move they
make. Do whatever it takes to catch them.

Name: law
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years
Posted: 14 October 2014

Pissed


In the state of Illinois a csx train CAN NOT block a crossing for more
than 10 minutes unless they are in the process of switching an industry
or they have had train trouble such as an engine breaking down or air
hose trouble. That is covered under the law created by the USDOT. If
the train is just sitting there because they are backed up and just
cant move or cant be handled by the dispatchers, it is your local
authorities responsibility to hand out tickets. It wont change anything
because a ticket is just pocket change in the ceo's pocket, but it
would add extra revenue to the local police force. Apparently they
don't need the money or they would be enforcing the law. The same goes
for officers turning their heads to gate runners who BREAK THE LAW every
single day. They don't think it is a big deal so motorist don't
either. It makes me sick how many police officers cry and whine about
how they don't have enough to run their departments but they wont take
full advantage of writing tickets for incidents that put other peoples
lives in danger. They would rather write a ticket for someone not using
their turn signal or speeding out on the interstate than things that
really cause others serious harm.  Maybe before you move you should
rally all your neighbors to get together and start pushing your local
authorities to make a stance. Getting the local news stations involved
wouldn't hurt either!

Name: Retired FRA Inspector
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years
Posted: 14 October 2014

To Pissed at CSX:

Don't get me wrong with what I'm going to say, because I hate
railroad management, and the management of most other corporations in
this country. I believe that most of them are total assholes. Now,
being blocked by trains is nothing new. It's been going on since the
horse and buggy days. But railroad traffic has increased in recent
years and very few new tracks have been built to handle that increase.
Especially in Chicago. Chicago is now and has always been the largest
and busiest rail center in the U.S. Also, many dilapidated tracks were
removed in the 1980's when rail transportation declined. Another
problem is that railroads are trying to railroad with as few employees
as possible, which increases the bottom line, makes stockholders happy
and gives nice annual bonuses to managers. And now, the railroads want
to operate freight trains with only one person to reduce operating
costs even further. All of that being said, as long as there are
crossings, there will be blocked crossings. And train crews cannot do
anything about that. Trains heading for a terminal must often stop on
the main line waiting for a clear track to yard in. Other things such
as mechanical breakdowns can also cause a train to stop on the main
line. Then, other following trains must stop and wait for the problem
to be corrected before they can continue. And sometimes freight trains
must stop to give preferential movement to Amtrak trains. Although
there are things that railroad managers could do to sometimes prevent
blocked crossings, those railroad managers aren't always the brightest
crayons in the box. And I will guarantee you one thing, they are far
more concerned about the agenda of their corporation than they are
about inconveniencing the motoring public. Now, as far as the horns
being sounded at crossings, that is mandated by Federal law, unless the
crossing meets certain criteria. Even then, if it looks to the train
crew like someone might cross in front of them, they will blow the horn
anyway. And they will rightfully blow that horn as loudly as possible.
If they don't, and someone gets hit by their train, they would always
wonder if a life could have been saved by blowing the horn as loudly as
possible. I couldn't say that when I worked at FRA, but I sure can now.

Name: Hey Pissed
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 13 October 2014

Were the railroad tracks there when you moved to your quaint little
town?....Yeah that's what I thought.

Name: Pissed at CSX
E-mail: lawyer09@yahoo.com
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 13 October 2014

I am a long-time resident of Evergreen Park, Illinois, and older,
well-established suburb on the southwest side of Chicago. 

Sadly, the CSX railroad tracks run diagonally through our nice little
town--meaning that you'll be blocked their poorly-maintained trains
not once, not twice, but a whopping three times. 

Evergreen Park, IL is in very close proximity to dozens of southwest
side suburbs. In essence, you could say the suburbs in this area are
wall-to-wall (to coin an old, cliche). More importantly, Evergreen
Park, IL is home to a major hospital, Little Company of Mary Hospital.


And our neighbor to the west, Oak Lawn, is home to another--even
larger--hospital, Advocate Christ Medical Center. Both hospitals take
all the emergency calls from the Chicago Police and Fire Departments
within about a five to seven mile radius. Additionally, Advocate Christ
Medical Center is a trauma center for all the gunshot victims on the
south and southwest sides of Chicago (if you've ever toured these
neighborhoods, you'll instantly see that it is rife with the lifestyle
that creates dozens-and-dozens of gunshot victims).

Well, back to the original storyline: CSX Railroad. 

Without exception, our quaint little town, Evergreen Park, IL, is held
hostage on a daily basis due the the utter incompetency of this
pathetically outdated railroad company. 

For whatever reason, CSX Railroad has decided that the train tracks
that run diagonally through Evergreen Park should be its personal
parking lot. 

Conservatively speaking, I'd say that CSX railroad blocks traffic in
Evergreen Park, IL approximately 30 times monthly. Remember, folks: I
stated CONSERVATIVELY.

And when this poor excuse for a railroad decides to block traffic, the
blockage oftentimes lasts for ONE HOUR OR LONGER. 

Not only does this create mayhem and chaos in the center of town, it
blocks emergency vehicles from 14-15 suburbs from reaching their
intended destinations: Little Company of Mary Hospital; and Advocate
Christ Medical Center.

As I sit stalled in traffic due to the utter incompetence of CSX
railroad, staring at a Chicago Fire Department ambulance doing the
same, I can only wonder how many people have died inside ambulances due
to being held captive by the boobs who operate CSX.

Complaints to the Evergreen Police Department, to the Evergreen Park
Trustees, and the Mayor seem to fall upon deaf ears. Yeah...they
promise to resolve the problem, but rarely--if ever--fail to address
the root cause--a 1920s style railroad trying to operate in the 21st
century.

To give the citizen of Evergreen Park some "sense" of action, the
village posts nonsense verbiage on the Village Hall electronic
billboard, asking frustrated citizens to call CSX Railroad...as if that
is going to do any good.

For myself, at least, I'm moving the h____l out of Evergreen Park, and
CSX railroad is the final nail in the coffin that perpetuated my move.
But for the elderly citizens of Evergreen Park--of which there are
many--they will be forced to suffer the ignominy of having to deal with
captivity, loud air horns, and the outright ignorance of the CSX
Railroad management.

Name: warning
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 09 October 2014

Use your head

Had an engineer who was boarded in the middle of the night out at an
industry by a tm who thought he was god. The engineer asked to see his
ID and he caused a scene. Told the engineer that he knew that he had
seen him before and the engineer told him he wasn't sure and wanted to
see his ID. Tried to write him up on other bogus crap because his ego
was bruised and he didn't think he had to be questioned. Sorry, but
these people think they are above the rules and safety procedures. If
they order you to move closer, you better. If you don't you will be
the target from hell and charged with insubordination.

as for a real problem on these test, its the yardmasters who are
starting to become real smart arsses. If you come into the yard less
than 5 miles an hour they are getting on the radio and wanting to know
if you have a problem with your train. One real dumb ars actually asked
the crew what the speed was in the yard. They told him if he didn't
know then he needed to stop all movement and get someone up there to
take over that knew the rules. HA HA HA HA! It was great. However a tm
jumped his butt and told him he was going to slow on purpose. The
engineer told him when he could come on the radio and tell him that his
track was clear and there were no banners in it then he would pick up
his speed but in the meantime when he was coming into a track with a 80
degree blind curve with 2 cars range of vison to see he would go as slow
as he wanted to be able to stop in 1/2 the range of vision. Tm still had
an attitude!

We are ALL SICK OF THESE SUPERVISORS and their asinine attitudes about
us following the rules that their supervisors wrote and expect us to
follow 100%!  If they don't like it, why don't they strike and put a
stop to it. In the meantime let us follow the rules and keep their
mouths shut!

Name: USE YOUR HEAD!
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 08 October 2014

getting a banner test?             stop  way back   as far back as
possible !       then call dispatcher you have unidentified
trespasser!

 make em walk to you ! once you stop  they cant make you come to them
!

have your doors locked and makem show identity cards  they could be
imposters !

Name: Fact
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 07 October 2014

It's contract time and we are getting ready to get our eyes screwed
out, also CSX try's to fire you everyday and the only thing that some
of you puss's worry about are crossing failures and people cheating. 
You are the very reason why this company pork's our eyeballs out. Keep
on, keepin on you cry babies. You get what you deserve at contract
time...       LOL.    PUNK's

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 10-20 years
Posted: 06 October 2014

To the post below, you asked is there cheating that goes on at the
Louisville division. In every terminal there are cheating men and
women. Men and women are constantly flirting with each other,and after
a short while they are going out for drinks,dinner,and then to bed.
These cheaters will lie to their spouse by saying I have to work late
(which is a lie).  As soon as a female gets hired on,if she is decent
looking you can bet an affair will start.

Name: BLAH
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 06 October 2014

conductor 1-10


NO ONE CARES. EVERY BUSINESS HAS ITS CHEATERS. YOU WANT THAT CRAP GO
WATCH JERRY SPRINGER. YOU CANT BE A REAL CONDUCTOR ANYWAY. IF YOU WERE
YOU WOULD BE WORRIED MORE ABOUT YOUR CLAIMS BEING DENIED, YOUR DOG
CATCHING TRIPS TAKEN BACK, YOUR AGREEMENT BEING TWISTED LEFT AND RIGHT
AND THE RIDICULOUS AMOUNT OF TESTING AND FAILURES BEING HANDED OUT. IT
DOESNT HAVE ANYTHING TO DO WITH THE RECENT CASULTIES EITHER. THE
GOVERNMENT GRANTS AND THE FULL SEATS ARE GETTING LOW. TURN OVER RATE IS
TOO LOW. ALSO NEED TO GET RID OF SOME OF THE 100% PAID AND GET THE 75%
BACK IN. HAVE REMOTES TAKEN YOUR PLACE OVER? IS A THREAT OF ONE MAN
CREWS COMING TO YOUR AREA? ARE YOUR OPERATING RULES BEING TWISTED TO BE
USED AGAINST YOU? DO YOU GET ANY PB DAYS? DO YOU GET BLOCKED OUT FROM
THE IVR? DO THE CREW CALLERS TRY AND TRICK YOU INTO TAKING A CALL TO
FORCE YOU ON A CRAP JOB BY NOT TELLING YOU WHY THEY ARE CALLING? THE
OLD " CSX CALLING, ITS YOUR CALL FOR WORK" CRAP. CALL US BACK OR WE
WILL MISS CALL YOU. 

REALLY MAN... AND ALL YOU WANT IS INFO ON GOSSIP AND RAILROAD TRASH?
PLEASE TELL US WHERE YOU GOT IT SO GOOD THAT YOU DONT HAVE ANYTHING
ELSE TO ASK ABOUT. WE MIGHT ALL WANT TO TRANSFER THERE!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 06 October 2014

To all  intermodal employees, caution watch your ass out there terminal
mangers are puttingcameras up all over for quote quote security
purposes BULLSHIT big brother is out there watching you for a fuck up
and get you with a charge letter or get fired  so watch your ass out
there terminal  mangers are fuckin cut throats jack watch them .and
this go's for transportation to ,having cameras in yall fuckin engines
BULLSHIT who signed off on that shit your union fuck that

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 05 October 2014

Does a lot of cheating or messing with females go on down at the
Louisville Division of CSX either with the clerks or females along the
train route.  I'm very curious what really goes on?  I've heard lots
of stories !

Name: Patriot 
E-mail: www.stoprrcorruption.org
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 04 October 2014

FRA question:

A railroad and the local union circumvents the federal rest rules and
forces the engineer to take twenty hours and one minute of undisturbed
after working four consecutive days.
The general chairman promulgates the "written" agreement. By
assisting the carrier and forcing engineers to work more without any
consecutive days off. The agreement saved the carriers $$thousands in
monthly earnings for at least thirty engineers.

What was not disclosed is that the carrier compensates the union
officers for monitoring the boards for abuse and allows the union
officer to remove their members from service for three days.

It all boils down to an unwritten "PAID" agreement to the union
officers!

The carrier does not make the legally required LM-30 disclosure of
reporting the compensation to the corrupt union officers!

Is this a violation of the RICO Act?

Name: help us!!!
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 04 October 2014

HOPE MARTINS



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OK ATOM/WEBMASTER....YOU JUST HAVE TO HELP US OUT WITH THIS ONE. I HAVE
SEEN ALOT OF ATTEMPTS TO DRAW EVERYONES ATTENTION AWAY FROM SERIOUS
TOPICS THAT MAKE UPPER MANAGEMENT START SQUIRMING IN THEIR SEATS BUT
THIS?
IS THIS FOR REAL? CAN YOU TELL US IF THIS IS COMING FROM JACKSONVILLE?
THIS ISNT ANOTHER HIDDEN PERSONALITY OF PINES IS IT?

Name: engineer only trains on bnsf
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 04 October 2014

read some news about the post about BNSF and the UTU running 1 man
trains on some BNSF lines. it was voted on by UTU members of that local
and it was voted DOWN! . if it would have passed BNSF would have been
able to run certin trains with 1 crew member and master conductors
stationed at various supply points to help the engineer if needed.
remember people crew consist are not negotiated in our contract. they
are by the railroads and the unions separately property by property
basis

Name: Ret. Corp. Office
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 02 October 2014

...........There is more to it than can be explained on this website.
So, in a
nutshell expect the testing to continue and the supervisors to act
like
puppets. It all in the game of big business... Welcome to corporate
America!..................


I would agree with 90% of what you wrote. “Welcome to corporate
America!” No, I would say, welcome to Railroad Corporations. I know of
many American Corporations that are nothing like the railroads. If you
think about what you wrote, everything has the Railroad’s Law
Department all over it. I have always contended, these rule and
attitucdes all start in the law depts. Always follow the money.

Name: money
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 01 October 2014

Down with the sickness


First, the supervisors are not paid to think. They are told what to do
and expected to follow orders. If they think outside of the box they
are shut down immediately. The paramilitary format that they have been
heading for demands they stay within their chain of command and not
question higher authority
 Second, failures are a must. They have been ordered since conrail was
taken over. There have been numerous supervisors who left the company
and spilled their guts before they left about the orders "start
getting more failures or start looking for a different craft to work
in"!
One: Failures are used in court if you get injured and file a lawsuit.
If they can show you are a "bad" employee and don't follow the
safety rules you are at fault. They love to tell the judge how much
training they gave you and how much they preach safety and they still
couldn't get you to follow the rules. Good business tactic.

Second: The turn over rate is a must. For grants, school aid and
reduction of wages. Do the math. The government pays for the training
and a new hire comes in at 70% its better to keep the turnover high.  
Especially if the newly hired employee doesn't get the perks that were
offered to senior employees or isn't covered on "perks" offered to
employees that were hired when a new agreement is signed.

There is more to it than can be explained on this website. So, in a
nutshell expect the testing to continue and the supervisors to act like
puppets. It all in the game of big business... Welcome to corporate
America!

Name: ?
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 30 September 2014

CODS WALLOP

You left some info out. The trainers at the Redi center have been
telling every class that comes through that they will lose 50% of every
class after they get out in the field. 

Other than lifestyle of the job and lack of quality of life there are a
lot of other reasons why. Even the trainers at the redi center know
whats going on. Why don't they just tell them the truth, the whole
truth and nothing but the truth before they put them through training.
Let them walk away then. Would they lose their grant money if they
walked away from the school?  Good question!

Name: Down with the sickness 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 30 September 2014

Csx management is one big joke. The employees in the transportation dept
are tired of getting beat to death by the Trainmasters /RFE that don't
have a clue about the rules and regulations. The "officials" are so
dumb, they don't realize that the very people that earn they're big
bonuses can also take them away. You think just because this company
gave you a title that your better than us.. Well here's a news flash
... You are still crap, (and always will be ) just like us in the
corparate eyes of CSX. So the laugh is on you..

Name: HA!
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 30 September 2014

Railroad Jimmy


That's funny!  They set up a banner test on a crew out in the country
and unfortunately the crew hit it because they had just changed the
delay in block rule and they weren't aware of it.

They hit the banner. This was about 9 months ago and the banner is
still laying on the side of the road where they hit it. 

Wouldn't this be littering along with leaving csx testing equipment
behind and unaccounted for?   Yeah, I THINK SO!

Name: WHERE?
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 30 September 2014

NEW RULES

Please let everyone know where you found this new rule on safety boots.
We have read every word in the CSX system bulletins and no where does
this rule exist. It also states that we are to carry the safeway book
dated July 1, 2012 and it has never stated the boot/shoe rule to that
effect. 

Its important that we all know where things may be hidden and missed by
the employees. Most missed rule changes are inserted in the reissues of
the notices because they know most employees don't read them because
they are not required to carry them.

ALERT: There is a major discrepancy in the GLDV notices on the
procedure for setting out cars at the Little John industry. It is
advised that you set out the least amount of cars noted. This may be a
test to see if you do so. The notice gives you 2 conflicting procedures
and they my bet setting up a test to see if you call a supervisor before
doing the work to get proper instructions

Name: railroadjimmy
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 29 September 2014

rumor going around my terminal is that if you run through a banner and
you ruin the banner not only will you be taken out of service you will
be charged for the amount it cost to replace the banner .it will be
taken out of your  check weekly. rumor price of the new banner is $250

Name: new rules
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years
Posted: 29 September 2014

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

Name: Cods wallop
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Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 29 September 2014

The overriding problem at CSX is a lack of institutional memory in all
levels. They front level management knows they have crossed the line
into darkness, and for the most part, we don't want their sorry asses
back working with us. So they're in the position of having to impress
their equally incompetent superiors with their enthusiasm and ass
kissing.  Higher than that, the equally moronic directors and such, who
couldn't pour piss out of a boot with the instructions written on the
heel, can't recognize policies and procedures that fail over and over.
Most recently, they are once again insisting that every shove move in
the yards be protected, even if you know the track can hold the cars,
and the current rules seem to permit it. We're getting many 100 car
tanker trains for inspection, and they're bad-ordering 5-6 cars a
train. I guess their intent to to call an extra yard job, with people
they don't have, to switch these cars out.  We had 3 trains delayed
1-2 hours because CMC was too busy to get them called. And that's what
CMC told the train master. Lol.  Sterile cab is a good idea, but as per
normal, CSX will screw up the application.  If Munoz thinks it's a
good time to bail, I'm going to be dumping a chunk out of my 401k.  I
was surprised that he had that much in stock awards vested, but with
this board of unconscious zombies, they probably wrote him an
exemption.  Sort of like when they changed their own stock awards to a
fixed dollar amount from a fixed number of shares, conveniently before
"deciding" to split the stock. Then conducted a stick-up on the
engineer!s stock award.  The mafia has nothing on these guys.

Name: RULES
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Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years
Posted: 28 September 2014

NEW RULES

You forgot the most important step of all. Im really surprised!

6: Do not under any circumstances try to operate the switch if it
requires excess effort because it is rusty, dirty and as usual just not
maintained! Your moves must be effortless and should not put any stress
on your back or arms. If you do so and you get injured you will be
fired for being able to file a law suit.
DONT TRY to be a big shot and throw it just because you feel like they
will think you are a wimp! Forget your pride and remember they wrote
the rules!

SAFEWAY RULE GS-18:
IF YOU DISCOVER A SWITCH OR DERAIL THAT REQUIRES AN UNUSAULLY HIGH
LEVEL(WHICH IS MOST OF THE TIME!)OF EFFORT TO OPERATE
* DO NOT OPERATE THE SWITCH
* IMMEDIATELY APPLY A SWITCH OR DERAIL BAD ORDER TAG(EVEN IF SUPERVISOR
IS STANDING IN BUSHES WATCHING YOU!)
* REPORT THAT SWITCH OR DERAIL TO THE PROPER AUTHORITIES IMMEDIATELY

AGAIN, THEY WROTE THIS RULE AND YOU ARE EXPECTED TO FOLLOW IT!
100% RULE COMPLIANCE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Name: new rules oct 1st
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Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years
Posted: 27 September 2014

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

Name: BOO HOO
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Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 26 September 2014

conductor 1-10


BLAH BLAH BLAH... I MEAN SUPERVISOR...... STILL NOT WORKING!



GET READY FOR SLAP IN FACE GLDV CONDUCTORS. SEEMS CARRIER HAS FOUND
LOOP HOLE IN THE AGREEMENT AS FOLLOWS:

IF YOU ARE CALLED OUT OF YOUR AWAY FROM HOME TERMINAL TO DRAG A TRAIN
IN THAT COULDNT MAKE IT TO YOUR AWAY TERMINAL AND THEN YOU ARE PUT IN A
WAGON TO GO HOME YOU WILL NOT...AGAIN....WILL NOT GET PAID FOR THE DH
HOME. THE ENGINEER WILL! IT IS IN BLACK AND WHITE THEY HAVE TO BE PAID
ANOTHER TICKET WHETHER THEY GO HOME ON ANOTHER TRAIN OR BY WAGON

SO RUMOR HAS IT THAT ALL CONDUCTORS ARE GOING TO INSIST THEY GO BACK TO
THE HOTEL AND BE PUT FIRST OUT AND AFTER BEING RESTED GO BACK ON TRAIN
OR DH WHEN THEY WILL HAVE TO BE PAID. DO THEY REALLY THINK THEY WILL BE
PAID A DH HOME JUST BECAUSE THEY WENT BACK TO THE HOTEL? REALLY? DONT
THINK THEY WILL SAY YOU JUST WAITED AWHILE BEFORE YOU WENT HOME. THAT
WAS YOUR CHOICE. YOU ARE STILL NOT GETTING PAID FOR DH
BETTER GET A TRAIN AND MAKE SURE YOU GET YOUR MONEY. 
OH..BETTER GET YOUR BOXING GLOVES TOO. THERE IS GOING TO BE A WAR
BETWEEN ENGINEERS AND CONDUCTORS! LET THE GAMES BEGIN! CSX 1---CREWS 0

Name: fatigue
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Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 25 September 2014

FRA...

WE KNOW YOU READ THIS SITE... 

RIGHT NOW IT IS  21:24(9:24 pm)ON THE 25TH AND AVON YARD IS TRYING TO
ORDER A POOL TRAIN THAT WAS ON THE LINE UP MAIN FRAME FOR 08:30
TOMORROW MORNING ON THE 26TH. WE CALLED THE IVR SYSTEM AT 17:40(5:40
pm) FOR A 4 HOUR AND AN 8 HOUR LINE UP ON THE  POOL. THE IVR SYSTEM
STATED THERE WAS NOTHING SCHEDULED FOR THIS POOL FOR THE NEXT 8 HOURS.

THEY ARE CALLING THIS TRAIN 11 HOURS EARLY AND ARE GOING TO CATCH SOME
POOR SAP OFF GUARD WHO PROBABLY DIDNT GO TO BED OR EVEN SUSPECT THIS
WAS GOING TO HAPPEN!POOL CREWS ARE NOT EXTRA BOARD PEOPLE AND WE EXPECT
OUR TRAIN LINE UP TO BE AT LEAST HALFWAY ACCURATE.  

THIS CRAP HAS BEEN GOING ON FOR SO LONG WE CANT EVEN KEEP TRACT OF IT
ANYMORE. WE HAVE DOCUMENTED TIMES AND TAKEN SNAP SHOTS OF THIS CRAP AND
TURNED IT INTO THE UNION AND NOTHING IS GETTING DONE. THIS IS CAUSING A
SERIOUS SAFETY ISSUE AND FATIGUE IN THE CREWS. SOMETHING HAS TO BE
DONE.

SO DO SOMETHING ABOUT THIS. WE KNOW YOU READ THIS SITE AND SO DOES
JACKSONVILLE. IF THIS CRAP DOESNT STOP SOMEONE IS GOING TO GET KILLED!

HEY YOU!! MR CSX LAWYER WHO IS READING THIS! YOU BETTER DO SOMETHING
ABOUT THIS OR YOUR GOING TO BE MEETING SOMEONES LAWYER AT THE FUNERAL
HOME!

Name: LimboTime
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Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 25 September 2014

>>>>>>>Severe penny pinching is not a good sign to stock holders or
those
employed by the company. This is not a good sign!>>>>>>>

Just another morale boosting effort by the CSX. I think that morale
stuff was mentioned in the other post.

Name: robbed
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Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 25 September 2014

BAD SIGNS TO COME

Union agreements states that held away will be paid to conductors after
the EXPERATION of 16 hours from the time relieved from previous duty.
Engineers pay will begin in 15.

The carrier has been taking back 1 MINUTE of pay from everyone who
claimed exactly 15 or 16 hours. The idea is that expiration means the
same as dead...over... etc. so the employee has to be off 1 minute
after the hours agreed upon before he can begin his held away pay.

The practice of paying an employee exactly 15 hours or 16 hours after
they have been off has been going on for YEARS!

So what is with the sudden desperation to take back 1 minute of
everyones pay????????

Severe penny pinching is not a good sign to stock holders or those
employed by the company. This is not a good sign!

Name: Ret. Eng and Manager
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Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 1-10 years
Posted: 25 September 2014

Even though technology has made major advancements, unless management
practices evolve with the times, the corporation will be plagued with
problems.  In the case of the railroad management, especially at higher
levels, they are still in the 1800’s, when it comes to their treatment
of their employees.  In just a few short years, equipment has evolved
in leaps and bound. But, their managers are still running steam
engines. The style of railroad management starts at the top. Their Law
Departments have much more control and influence they ever before,
right down to writing the operating rules. When CEO's decide to
release their grip and mindset on the past, things will change. Maybe
when younger management types, with new ideas, move into higher
positions with more authority, things will change for the better.  The
entire management military structure style of thinking needs to be
scrapped and replaced with