Delphi retirees continue fight for pensions

Daniel Human, Tribune business writer | The Kokomo Tribune | February 8, 2012
A group of then-Delphi Corp. retirees saw a long road ahead of them when they banded in 2009 to keep hold of their full pensions and benefits. ~ salaried Delphi employees lost between 30 percent and 70 percent of their pensions as a result, as well as their insurance.  ~ [Paul] Dobosz, a Noblesville [IN] resident who now runs a consulting business, received a letter in February 2009 telling him he would lose his insurance benefits. He and other Delphi retirees from Indiana [and] throughout the U.S. formed the DSRA that year and filed a federal lawsuit to reclaim the pensions. ~ “~We earned our pensions, and we’re fighting for it” said DSRA Chairman Den Black.  Click here for the entire Kokomo Tribune article

Delphi retirees’ attorneys study gov’t report on cuts

Larry Ringler | Tribune Chronicle | 12/17/2011
~ Attorneys for the Delphi salaried retirees group fighting to get their pensions restored are studying a government report issued Thursday ~ "We're having our attorneys look at it," Bruce Gump, vice chairman of the Delphi Salaried Retirees Association, said of the General Accountability Office report. ~ Gump said the report won't impact the retirees' federal lawsuit ~ Click here for the Tribune Chronicle article

Talkers, doers, winners, losers

Detroit news | Daniel Howes | 12/23/2011
And, lo, in the closing days of Year One for a Michigan painted red, the call went out to all those not yet gone and making merry: Who are the best (and worst) in Big Mitten business and politics — and beyond? ~

Not Forgotten, Not Gone: To the men and women of the Delphi Salaried Retirees Association and all of the 20,000 Delphi Corp. salaried retirees they represent. Hosed out of roughly two-thirds of their expected pensions, these people won't go away because they possess legitimate grievances their government refuses to address, much less redress. ~ Namely, why can the Treasury use public money to "top-up" union pensions at Delphi and former parent General Motors Co. and administer minor haircuts to GM salaried retirees but can dump their Delphi counterparts on the ministrations of the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corp.? They'll keep asking until they get an answer, and they should. ~

Click here for Daniel Howes' Detroit News article