Significant Ruling by U.S. District Court, DC

U.S. District Court, District of Columbia
Today June 19, 2014, Judge Emmet G. Sullivan issued a significant ruling in favor of the plaintiffs, DSRA et al., effectively ordering the U.S. Treasury to produce all relevant information related to the Treasury's  involvement in the PBGC's assumption of the Delphi salaried pension plans in 2009.
The DSRA's attorneys will move forward immediately to obtain all related information from the Treasury.

Judge Tarnow: PBGC Objections DENIED as moot

IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF MICHIGAN SOUTHERN DIVISION

In Case No. 2:09-cv-13616, Dennis Black, et al., Plaintiffs, v. Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation, Defendant, Judge Tarnow issued the following ruling on May 27, 2014:

Objections of the Defendant Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation to the Magistrate Judge’s Order of March 9, 2012 (ECF No. 209) are DENIED as moot.

Sen. Portman: A Step in the Right Direction for Delphi Workers

Sen. Portman again supports Delphi salaried retirees in their fight for their pensions.
  
In his weekly column this week, Senator Portman (OH) again wrote in detail of the plight of Delphi salaried retirees who have lost significant amounts of their pensions and health care benefits in retirement:
« Last week, we were able to win a small, but important victory for the 20,000 families of Delphi salaried retirees who lost up to 70 percent of their pensions because of the actions of the Obama Administration. I was able to secure an amendment in the Finance Committee that will extend the Health Coverage Tax Credit (HCTC), legislation that will help Delphi retirees attain affordable healthcare. Often the HCTC serves as an important bridge for older Americans who lost their pensions until they become eligible for Medicare benefits, covering 72.5 percent of their premiums. But on January 1, 2014, that tax credit expired.
Extending this credit is the least we can do for these families who lost everything as a result of the auto bailout. In the summer of 2009, as the government took GM into bankruptcy, the Obama Administration terminated the pension plans covering thousands of Delphi workers.  ~~ »

Bicameral, Bipartisan Support for Extension of HCTC

Portman (OH)
Brown (OH)
  
Turner (OH)
Ryan (OH)
  
Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Rob Portman (R-OH) and Sherrod Brown (D-OH), members of the Senate Committee on Finance, along with U.S. Reps. Mike Turner (R-OH) and Tim Ryan (D-OH) led a letter signed by 28 lawmakers to Congressional leaders pushing for Health Coverage Tax Credit (HCTC) to be extended, an issue of particular importance to retired United Steelworkers and Delphi salaried retirees struggling to maintain affordable healthcare.
Today’s letter was signed by (in order of signatures): Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH), Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Rep. Mike Turner (R-OH-10), Rep. Tim Ryan (D-OH-13), Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Sen. Bob Casey (D-PA), Sen. Dan Coats (R-IN), Sen. Thad Cochran (R-MS), Sen. Joe Donnelly (D-IN), Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Sen. Roger Wicker (R-MS), Rep. Spencer Bachus (R-AL-6), Rep. Kerry Bentivolio (R-MI-11), Rep. Susan Brooks (R-IN-5), Rep. Steve Chabot (R-OH-1), Rep. Chris Collins (R-NY-27), Rep. Gregg Harper (R-MS-3), Rep. Brian Higgins (D-NY-26), Rep. Bill Johnson (R-OH-6), Rep. Dave Joyce (R-OH-14), Rep. Marcy Kaptur (D-OH-9), Rep. Dan Kildee (D-MI-5), Rep. Dan Maffei (D-NY-24), Rep. Beto O'Rourke (D-TX-16), Rep. Louise Slaughter (D-NY-25), Rep. Steve Stivers (R-OH-15).
The joint letter calls for leaders of the Senate Finance Committee and House Ways and Means Committee to attach HCTC to any bill reported out of these committees.  HCTC, which assists struggling Americans with their health bills, expired January 1, 2014.
Thank you to all those who came together to support Delphi salaried retirees!