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Emails: Geithner, Treasury drove cutoff of non-union Delphi workers’ pensions

Posted By admin On August 7, 2012 @ 7:22 am In U.S. News | Comments Disabled

Matthew Boyle
Daily Caller [1]
Aug 7, 2012

Emails obtained by The Daily Caller show that the U.S. Treasury Department, led by Timothy Geithner, was the driving force behind terminating the pensions of 20,000 salaried retirees at the Delphi auto parts manufacturing company.

The move, made in 2009 while the Obama administration implemented its auto bailout plan, appears to have been made solely because those retirees were not members of labor unions.

The internal government emails contradict sworn testimony, in federal court and before Congress, given by several Obama administration figures. They also indicate that the administration misled lawmakers and the courts about the sequence of events surrounding the termination of those non-union pensions, and that administration figures violated federal law.

Delphi, a General Motors company, is one of the world’s largest automotive parts manufacturers. Twenty thousand of its workers lost nearly their entire pensions when the government bailed out GM. At the same time, Delphi employees who were members of the United Auto Workers union saw their pensions topped off and made whole.

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[4] Emails reveal Justice Dept. regularly enlists Media Matters to spin press: http://www.prisonplanet.com/emails-reveal-justice-dept-regularly-enlists-media-matters-to-spin-press.html

[5] Millions will see pensions slashed by up to 20% as new EU rules are set to send annuities plummeting: http://www.prisonplanet.com/millions-will-see-pensions-slashed-by-up-to-20-as-new-eu-rules-are-set-to-send-annuities-plummeting.html

[6] Timothy Geithner confirmed as US treasury secretary: http://www.prisonplanet.com/timothy-geithner-confirmed-as-us-treasury-secretary.html

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