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Government committee demands Delphi pension cut documents

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NILES, Ohio- The fight continues to restore pensions, health care and life insurance benefits  to Delphi salaried retirees.

Leaders of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee are pressing the U.S. Treasury and the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC) to release documents related to the government's decision that retained benefits for retired union workers,  but not salaried retirees. The committee may subpoena the documents if they aren't released by August 5.

"They have said that if they issue a subpoena for those documents they will claim executive privilege over a pension issue." said Bruce Gump, Vice-Chairman of the Delphi Salaried Retirees Association.

 "It's just a pension issue." said Gump. "It's not national security,but something in those documents is so horribly secret to them that they have to go all the way to using executive privilege to hide them."

Gump said other senators, congressmen and House committees have requested the documents, but they have not been subpoenaed before.

"We just want to be treated fairly by our government. They are going to this degree to prevent that from happening. If they just want to settle this, and we've shown them how to do it, we're happy to settle."
 
The inspector general was scheduled to release a report providing insight into the pension battle a month after a June 10 field hearing by the Subcommittee on Government Operations. Gump said that the report has not yet been released.
 
Gump said that the association's lawsuit against Pension Benefit Gauranty Corporation is in the discovery phase, which should be completed by the end of October. The lawsuit should then move into the court phase.
 
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