GM/Delphi/IUE-CWA
Retirement Questions

June 17th, 2006
 edit additions - June 25th, 2006

 

Q.) -- If we 'check the box' to transition to GM for purposes of retirement, does that mean GM will pay for our Pension and Temporary Benefits/Supplements?

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Q.) -- If the above answer is no, is GM going to subsidize our Pension and Temporary Benefits/Supplements if Delphi reduces or eliminates them?

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Q.) -- If we don't 'check the box' and retire under Delphi, exactly what does Delphi pay for?

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Q.) -- Can you clarify what the 'checking the box' entails? 

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Q.) -- Will everyone at Packard Electric who is 50+ years old with 10+ years of Credited Service be eligible for the 50/10 Mutual even if they're not disabled, laid off, or on a list of plant closings?

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Q.) -- Do we have a **'Rolling Yearly Increase' in our 'Basic Benefit' and 'Temporary Benefit' in the current benefit package?  If we do, will we continue to receive those 'Rolling Yearly Increases' for them?

**(link for the 'Rolling Yearly Increase' is to the UAW's provision tables.  It's nearly impossible to find any information such as this through the IUE websites).

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Q.) -- Under 2) in the Special Attrition Program, it mentions GM providing health care coverage pursuant to the 'Health Care Discussions Agreement' dated April 10, 2006, between GM and the IUE-CWA.  Where can that agreement be viewed?  Is the document online?  Knowing the modifications GM made to the health care agreement pertaining to contributions, co-payments, etc, is very important for those 'checking the box'.

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Q.) - Since one of the major reasons Delphi filed for bankruptcy in the first place was because of Legacy issues, of which pensions plans and retiree health care and other retiree benefits were included, how will Delphi continue to pay not only these benefits, but more since thousands upon thousands of people will grow the ranks of the retired?  GM helping with the costs for future retirees doesn't negate the problem Delphi already claimed, and the future burdens which will now grow.

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Q.) Now that we have agreed to this Special Attrition Program, will Delphi still attempt to cancel the retiree benefit program with the Motion 1114 they filed in Bankruptcy Court?  Legally, can they, if the Judge approves the SAP?

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Joyce C.
IUE-CWA Local 717 member
Delphi Packard Electric Division, Warren Ohio
Dept. 4852 pm (Past Model Year/Short Order)
1988 Seniority, eligible for the 50/10 Mutual Retirement

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