Delphi retirees press fight for full pensions
- Published: Tuesday, 05 March 2013 10:09
Dayton Daily News | Thomas Gnau | 2013-03-05
A trio of events may prove critical in the ongoing fight between Delphi salaried retirees and the government over the retirees’ pensions.
This month, attorneys for the retirees will question officials of the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corp., or PBGC, during depositions under oath. The retirees sued the PBGC in federal court more than three years ago after the agency agreed to take on the retirees’ pensions from a then-bankrupt Delphi in July 2009.
A report from the Office of the Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program (also called SIGTARP) in its own probe into the matter is expected to be released soon.
In February, U.S. Reps. Mike Turner, R-Dayton, and Tim Ryan, D-Niles, announced the creation of a congressional task force to unify several committee and sub-committee investigations into the federal government’s treatment of pensions of more than 20,000 retired Delphi managers and engineers.