First News Out of Ohio Delphi Retirees Hearing: Congressmen Pledge Unwavering Support
Congressman John Boehner
June 10, 2013
Congressman Mike Turner (OH-10) and Congressman John Mica (FL-07), both members of the House Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee on Government Operations, just wrapped up a field hearing in Ohio regarding the unequal treatment of non-union Delphi salaried retirees during the Obama administrations controversial taxpayer-funded auto industry bailout of 2009.
As part of the president’s bailout, the Obama administration issued a decision that fully funded pensions of auto supplier Delphis unionized retirees but left about 22,000 salaried retirees with drastically lower benefits, as reported by the Detroit Free Press.
Testimony was given by affected retirees Tom Rose, Mary Miller, and Bruce Gump, followed by James Sherk of the Heritage Foundation and Paul Dobosz of the Delphi Engineering Research Group.
First reports from the hearing, as posted by The Youngstown Vindicator, described how the lawmakers pledged their unwavering support in aiding more than 20,000 salaried workers who saw their pensions cut by 70 percent
Like Representatives Turner and Mica, Congressman Boehner continues to call on the Obama administration to explain the unequal treatment given to Delphis non-union retirees and to work with Congress to identify a solution.
You can follow the efforts of Delphis salaried workers on Twitter at @DelphiPensions as they work for answers.
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