Left behind - Not everyone was rescued in the auto bailout

Columbus Dispatch Opinion | 2012-11-01

The Obama administration’s $82 billion auto bailout has been credited for the president’s relatively strong poll numbers in Ohio compared with some other swing states.  ~  thousands of salaried workers for Delphi, including hundreds in central Ohio, who lost their pensions in the government-orchestrated bankruptcy of the auto makers are speaking out about the myth of the government’s auto “rescue.”  ~  “GM may be alive, but I’m struggling,” says one former Delphi worker in a video on conservative website Revealing Politics.  ~  only union members came out relatively unscathed on the taxpayers’ dime. In an extraordinary move, the administration saw to it that unionized employees had their pensions and benefits preserved in the bankruptcy process. Meanwhile, nonunionized, salaried workers at GM’s Delphi parts unit were not given this special treatment, and saw much of their pension, health insurance and other benefits disappear.  Read more... Columbus Dispatch Opinion