US:More Ford retirees oppose benefit cuts
More Ford retirees oppose benefit cuts
BY SARAH A. WEBSTER
DETROIT FREE PRESS BUSINESS WRITER
More than 100 Ford Motor Co. hourly retirees have filed objections in federal court -- including more than 50 this week -- to the proposed health-care agreement between the UAW and the automaker.
Active union workers ratified the deal, which would cut the benefits of retirees, by a razor-thin margin of 51% late last year.
Meanwhile, the federal judge initially assigned to the case, which asks for approval of the deal, disqualified himself from the case without explanation on Wednesday. U.S. District Judge Arthur J. Tarnow will be replaced by U.S. District Judge Anna Diggs Taylor.
Retirees who object to the health-care deal must file a letter of complaint with the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, Southern Division, by April 28 in order to be heard during a fairness hearing that is scheduled for May 31 and June 1.
My first car was a 67 Mustang Coupe, 2nd one was a 67 Cougar XR-7, 3rd one was a 66 Mustang Coupe. Why did I get rid of these cars for ? I know why, because I'm stupid, stupid, stupid.
My next Ford.....