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WASHINGTON, DC — The following statement was issued today by Edward Wytkind, president of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), in observance of Workers Memorial Day, April 28, 2013:
“The horrific death last week of a New York City subway worker is just one of many tragic reminders of the dangers that confront transportation workers on the job.
Preparing for early retirement can be overwhelming, but if you understand the transition process as you move from actively working to early retirement, it will be that much easier! The first thing you must do is determine if you may be eligible to retire early from the Railroad.
On April 24, 2013, Ed Wytkind, President of the Transportation Trades Department — AFL-CIO, testified before the Freight Panel of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee on the future of freight transportation.
On Monday, April 22, 2013, Canadian police and intelligence agencies said that they’ve thwarted an Al Qaeda-supported plot that aimed to blow up a passenger rail line, with some news accounts suggesting that the target was train service connecting Toronto and New York City.
Companies that invest in higher salaries for low-level employees find success in a competitive market.
The average American cashier makes $20,230 a year, a salary that in a single-earner household would leave a family of four living under the poverty line. But if he works the cash registers at QuikTrip, it’s an entirely different story.