Delphi retirees urged to fight for their pensions, health-care benefits

WARREN — About 1,000 Delphi Packard Electric retirees were encouraged to fight for their pensions and health-care benefits at a rally this morning.

Don Arbogast, a former shop chairman for International Union of Electrical Workers Local 717, said pressure has to be placed on the Obama administration. He said the U.S. Treasury Department forced General Motors to renege on a pledge to provide pensions and health care for retirees if Delphi Corp. could not.

Retirees were asked to call local, state and national politicians and to provide their names and phone numbers to organizers so they could be called later to have mass protests.

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