Recently the board of directors of the Delphi Salaried Retirees Association (DSRA) sent an email to its members announcing that the National Retiree Legislative Network (NRLN) has formed a Delphi Retirees Chapter, independent of DSRA, for all Delphi retirees (salaried and hourly).
The DSRA message invited Delphi retirees to join the Chapter by signing up at https://www.nrln.org/email-sign-up, and selecting Delphi Retirees Chapter – NRLN. Delphi retirees have been signing up daily to join over 700 Delphi retirees who were already receiving NRLN’s emails and supporting its work in Washington, DC to create a better future for retirees.
The Delphi Retirees Chapter is now one of 14 NRLN Chapters. The Chapter’s webpage is at: https://www.nrln.org/nrln-delphi-retirees-chapter/. Already posted on the webpage in addition to this welcome message is the NRLN’s Action Alert requesting that members of Congress become cosponsors of H.R.6929/S.3766, the Susan Muffley Act of 2022, which would wholly restore the pensions for Delphi salaried retirees. Also posted is an article on the Delphi Retirees Chapter Members’ Corporate Linage.
The Chapter’s webpage is intended to provide information of interest to Delphi retirees. We request your comments on what you would like to see on the webpage. Send an email with your ideas to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please provide your input on our thoughts and information for:
- A “tombstone” section to post recent retiree deaths.
- Set up “plant/divisional” sub chapters for retirees’ comments.
- Post plant and divisional pictures to enhance the webpage.
- Provide links to retirees Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages.
If you would like to be part of the Chapter’s leadership team, such as, vice presidents for legislative affairs, membership development, webpage editor or some other role send an email to email@example.com.
We believe you will see the value of being a Chapter member and will want to encourage Delphi retirees you know to join the Chapter. There are no Chapter membership dues. A letter will be sent to invite members to make an annual voluntary contribution of $25 or more. Contributions support the Chapter and the NRLN’s work to lobby for legislation to protect retirees’ interests.
One of the NRLN’s lobbying efforts is for the funding of Social Security and Medicare. The Social Security Trustees annual report issued last month stated, the Old-Age and Survivors Insurance (OASI) Trust Fund will only be able to pay scheduled benefits until 2034. At that time, the funds reserves will become depleted and tax income will only be sufficient to pay 77% of the scheduled benefits. The Medicare Trustees reported, the Hospital Insurance Trust Fund (Medicare Part A) will only be able pay scheduled benefits until 2028. At that time, the fund’s reserve will become depleted and will only be sufficient to pay 90% of scheduled benefits. Medicare Part B (physician services) is adequately financed from general revenues and beneficiary premiums.
We encourage you to regularly visit your Chapter’s webpage and the entire NRLN website at www.nrln.org. One of the important navigation tabs is “Legislative Action Network” where you will find the NRLN’s 2022 Legislative Agenda, White Papers, Executive Summaries and Talking Points on our lobbying issues. Take a few minutes to watch or listen to one or more of our video/podcasts.
Together we can make the Delphi Retirees Chapter an asset for our retirement years.
Mike Husar, President
Delphi Retirees Chapter
Bill Kadereit President
National Retiree Legislative Network
House Passes H.R.6929 to Restore Delphi Salaried Retirees' Pensions | 004 (See Tab 4 below.)
Delphi Retirees Chapter Action Alerts
The 13-year effort by Delphi Salaried Retirees to fully restore their pensions which were harmed in the General Motors bankruptcy took a major step forward Wednesday, July 27, when the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R.6929, the Susan Muffley Act of 2022. The bill passed by a 250-174 vote. (How your Representative voted, see at: https://clerk.house.gov/Votes/2022396?BillNum=H.R.6929 .)
The next step is the U.S. Senate for the Delphi Salaried Retirees’ quest to rectify the injustice when the federal government stepped in and protected GM’s and the Delphi United Auto Workers unions’ pensions, but the well-funded pension plan for Delphi salaried retirees was terminated, taken over by PBGC, and many of the 21,000 Delphi salaried retirees suffered payment reductions of up to 70%.
We want to thank the NRLN members, including members of the recently formed NRLN Delphi Retirees Chapter, who responded to the Monday, July 25, NRLN Action Alert to urge Representatives to vote for the passage of H.R.6929. Congratulations are in order for the Delphi Salaried Retirees Association who have led the effort to gain pension restitution, first in the courts and now in Congress. Your help will be needed again to encourage Senators to either pass H.R.6929 or the Susan Muffley Act of 2022 companion bill S.3766.
Bill Kadereit, President
National Retiree Legislative Network
Mike Husar, President
Delphi Retirees Chapter – NRLN
Bob Martina, Vice President
Delphi Retirees Chapter Members’ Corporate Lineage
Wikipedia serves and as an ancestry family tree for Delphi Retirees Chapter members. Their roots go back to National Cash Register Company (NCR) co-workers Charles Kettering and Edward Deeds. Working in Deeds’ barn in their spare time around 1908 they worked on developing a high-energy spark ignition system.
Formation of Delco
In 1909, Henry Leland of Cadillac ordered 5,000 ignition sets for the 1910 Cadillac and Kettering and Deeds formed the Dayton Engineering Laboratories company (Delco).
In 1911, Kettering invented and patented the first useful electric starter, adapted from a cash register motor. The starters were first installed in the 1912 Cadillacs.