Delphi salaried retirees seeking support through online petition

Staff report

Delphi salaried retirees created an online national petition to garner support for its 22,000 retirees who lost up to 70 percent of their pensions along with all health care and life insurance benefits in the Delphi/GM bankruptcies.

The Delphi salaried retirees were the only large group of former employees who were not protected in the U.S. Treasury Department’s reorganization and recovery of the American auto industry. Other employees such as the United Auto Workers union received their full pension because government funds were used to meet shortfalls.

The salaried retirees are circulating the petition to show the public “does not support the Obama administration’s unfair treatment of the Delphi salaried retirees, nor its inaction to resolve this issue,” according to the release. The workers claim the administration picked winners and losers during the GM reorganization.

The petition will be submitted to the Treasury Department, the Auto Task Force, members of Congress and the Obama administration.

It can be signed online at

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