9-21-10: Stuart Varney on Delphi Salaried Retirees

Stuart Varney is on America Live with Megyn Kelly discussing whether or not the White House was involved with the decision to protect the benefits of Union Members of General Motors while cutting the benefits of White Collar workers at the same unit. Originally broadcast Sept. 17, 2010.

9-16-10: Delphi Pension Investigation in the News

Detroit News - Daniel Howes  9/16/2010

Turn over rock of GM pension deals, find politics

~~ Delphi's 20,000 salaried retirees -- mostly clustered in Michigan and neighboring states -- are still awaiting a credible explanation about why some of them lost as much as 70 percent of their pensions while their unionized counterparts were made whole in last-minute deals intended to help GM and Delphi, the former GM parts unit spun off in 1999, exit bankruptcy.

The Detroit News  9/15/2010

Editorial: Delphi's white collar retirees should receive the same deal on pension claims as unionized workers

GM's financial rescue by the federal government has greatly helped the Metro Detroit area. But one group of people has fallen through the cracks-- the salaried retirees of Delphi ~~ About 22,000 white collar Delphi retirees -- of which there are more than 1,700 in Michigan -- had their Delphi pension plan terminated and their pensions transferred to the federal Pension Benefit Guarantee Board (PBGC). ~~ their retirement checks diminished by 30 percent to 70 percent. ~~ UAW and other union employees of Delphi, by contrast, receive two checks; one from the PBGC and another one, "topping up" their retirement pay, from GM.

Detroit Free Press – Greg Gardner  9/15/2010

Audit set for gap in Delphi benefits

~~ At issue is a $1.6-billion gap between what the salaried Delphi retirees are entitled to and what they are receiving after General Motors and Delphi terminated their plans and gave them to the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corp.

The Oakland Press – Joseph Szczesny  9/14/2010

Probe of Delphi salaried pension takeover gets OK

An independent probe of the Pension Benefit Guarantee Corp.’s decision to assume control  of Delphi Corp. salaried pension has been approved.

9-18-10: National Review tells our story like it is!

UAW Bailout: White House Kneecapped White-collar Pensioners

By Henry Payne  9/17/2010 

Constructing their UAW bailout a year ago, the White House Auto Task Force ran roughshod — Chicago-style — over secured bondholders’ rights in order to secure a deal for Big Labor. Less well known is that secretaries, engineers, designers, and other salaried men and women were getting kneecapped, as well.

The gutting of white-collar worker pensions at Delphi, GM’s biggest parts supplier, is a teachable moment about UAW power and Obama administration callousness.

As the administration rushed to complete GM’s bankruptcy last May, the question of Delphi was a pressing issue. Spun off by GM in 1999, Delphi was still intimately bound to its former parent through supply chains and union contracts. But when it came time to resolve Delphi pensioners, Delphi’s salaried workers were thrown overboard even as the UAW’s pensions were made whole.    More.........