Delphi retirees meet with Congressman Turner

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – It’s been five years since Delphi workers were told their pensions were terminated. Now, a judge’s decision is forcing the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation to complete paperwork for the pensions of thousands of those workers.

A group of salaried, retired Delphi employees met with Congressman Mike Turner Tuesday at his office in Dayton on W. Third St. The judge’s ruling gives the thousands of workers hope that their pensions will be returned.

Twenty thousand retirees lost their pensions in the wake of the federal government bailout.

Unionized employees received their full pensions, but now a lawsuit has been filed to restore the salaried pensions as well as health care.

Some of the retirees who met with Turner Tuesday said some have had some tough times. There are scores of reports of retirees losing their homes and having to move in with others.

Congressman Turner has written to Senators Rob Portman and Sherrod Brown to further highlight the issue.

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