Thu. 1:22pm: Ryan helps found task force on Delphi pensions

U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan, D-Warren, has joined his Republican counterpart Mike Turner also of Ohio to found the Auto Industry Pension Task Force for the 113th Congress.

It is an informal group focusing on the termination of Delphi Salaried Retiree pensions.

“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,” Ryan said.

“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,” said Turner.

Ryan and Turner have worked together on this issue after thousands of Ohio Delphi salaried retirees had their pensions slashed by up to 70 percent in some cases.