Congressmen Mike Turner (OH-10) and Tim Ryan (OH-13) have founded the Auto Industry Pension Task Force for the 113th Congress. The Congressional Auto Industry Pension Task Force will serve as an informal group of Members dedicated to issues related to the termination of Delphi Salaried Retiree pensions and educating other Members on the subject. Turner and Ryan will serve as bipartisan Co-Chairs of the Task Force.
"The Delphi Salaried Retirees for too long have been denied the answers and resolution to the issue of their pensions being unjustly slashed. This Task Force will help amplify their voice in the halls of Congress. Already several committees are investigating how this could have occurred, and who made the decisions to pick winners and losers amongst hardworking American taxpayers. It is my hope that the Task Force will be able to build upon the efforts currently underway and provide an avenue for constructive dialogue to remedy this situation," said Congressman Turner.
Turner and Ryan have long worked together on this issue important to working Ohioans and their families. Thousands of Ohio Delphi Salaried Retirees had their pensions slashed by up to 70 percent in some cases.
"I remain committed to helping Delphi retirees get the benefits they deserve, and the Delphi Pension Task Force will help advance that goal. The work of the Task Force will be to build a coalition of members that will help us ensure that the Delphi retirees can continue their retirement knowing that they will have the benefits promised to them while they were working. I am grateful to Congressman Turner for his commitment and look forward to working with him and my House colleagues in making this situation right," said Congressman Ryan.