1-23-11: Delphi salaried retirees should keep fighting

Article by Bruce Gump, vice-chair DSRA Board / chair DSRA Legislative Committee, in The Tribune, newspaper of Mahoning Valley, OH.

"Why do the Delphi salaried retirees continue their fight?  This is a reasonable question.  After all, they have been at it for almost two years and still have not received the pensions they earned.....   "  Click here for the full article.

12-24-10: This is a fight that's worth it!


Daniel Howes, Detroit News
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"~~ a motley collection of retired salaried employees that gives new meaning to the term "moxie."

~~ Against All Odds: To the Delphi Salaried Retirees Association for fighting the good fight against the long arm of the federal government. Instead of sitting back and taking the injustice meted out by the Obama Treasury Department and their friends at the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corp., the association is protesting its disparate treatment in the aftermath of the GM bankruptcy.

GM's salaried and UAW retirees took small haircuts, small prices to pay for big bailouts. Delphi's union retirees, after exerting direct political pressure on the White House, took small haircuts. But Delphi's salaried folks? Some stand to lose 70 percent of their expected retirement because, well, the Treasury won't say.

This is a fight that's worth it."

http://detnews.com/article/20101224/OPINION03/12240349   Thanks to Daniel Howes.

11-2-2010: Pictures At DSRA Court Hearing on Sept. 24, 2010

I am sorry about the long delay in publishing these pictures.  By the time I got around to taking them off my camera and putting them in an article, I thought the relevance had passed.  But Cathy Lukasko has convinced me that I should go ahead and publish them anyway.

These pictures are from outside the Federal courthouse after the court case hearing on Sept. 24, 2010 in Detroit.  Since I was not allowed to bring my camera inside the building, I could not take any pictures inside. 

As many of you who were present know, I intended to take a group picture of everyone that was present on that day.  But circumstances did not permit because no one knew where the gathering place would be after the hearing concluded.  I announced it would be at the location of the "Warren Warriors" bus, but I did not know where that would be until after I went to look for the bus.  So it turned out to be only those from Warren, Ohio.  But that certainly was a good group and they do make a great picture.

Bob von Schwedler

DSRA Legal Liason Chuck Cunningham with lead attorney Anthony Shelley DSRA's Interim Chairman Den Black with Todd Nicholson
DSRA Legal Liason Chuck Cunningham with lead attorney Anthony Shelley DSRA's Interim Chairman Den Black with Todd Nicholson

 

 The Warren Warriors getting back on the bus for the return trip.

The Warren Warriors getting back on the bus for the return trip.

 

The Warren Warriors

The Warren Warriors