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Ryan’s been fighting for Delphi retirees


DEAR EDITOR:

It is time to review the record of U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan’s action in his fight for Delphi salary workers’ pensions.

The timeline of both Ryan and U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown’s work is extensive.

Beginning in 2009, Brown and Ryan introduced legislation to create a Voluntary Employees Beneficiary Association (VEBA) to provide health coverage to Delphi and hourly workers, and they led a congressional delegation letter calling on President Obama to restore pensions for Delphi salaried retirees. In 2011, both Brown and Ryan sent detailed questions to PBGC Director Gotbaum regarding PBGC liabilities to seek a fair resolution. In 2012, they requested that President Obama review the Delphi salaried retirees settlement proposal.

The following year, Brown and Ryan announced new legislation to require certain proceeds from the sale of government GM stock to go towards Delphi pensions. Both Brown and Ryan introduced legislation to restore the full pensions of Delphi retirees.

Each year since then, Ryan has been working for a resolution to restore Delphi workers’ pensions. The misguided finger pointers should look to see who has been fighting for workers in our district. They will see it has been Tim Ryan.

DONNA ZIELINSKI

Niles





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