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Push To Limit Labor Rights Taking Place In San Diego

Tony Perry's comment about Chief Jarman's retirement at age 50 showed Mr. Perry's ignorance of the public safety service. Most firefighters and police officers start their careers around age 20, retirement at age 50 represents a 30 year career. In the case of a firefighter, that works a 56 hour work week, those 30 years equal 42 years of a 40 hour:week career. In addition, the amount of injury, exposure to disease and the chemical products of combustion leave a safety worker more at risk for retiring with residual damage. Would Mr. Perry like to work a 56 hour week and retire with an injured back, knees, cardiac compromise and the very real possibility of occupational cancer so that he could retire at age 50 also?

February 25, 2011 at 10 a.m. ( | suggest removal )