Congress’ vote on Delphi pensions bailout shows problem with putting unions above law

Congress’ vote on Delphi pensions bailout shows problem with putting unions above law


[This piece has been published in Restoring America to highlight how a proposed federal bailout of Delphi pensions would treat unionized and non-unionized workers unequally and exacerbate economic woes.]

Congress is set to vote this week on HR 6929 to retroactively bail out the pensions of about 20,000 former Delphi auto-parts employees who had their pensions reduced beginning in 2009.

This proposed bailout, the Susan Muffley Act of 2022, is different in a number of ways from the recent no-strings-attached $97 billion bailout of about 250 select union pension plans, but it highlights the problem of lawmakers putting powerful unions above the law and requiring taxpayers to pay for their wrongdoing.

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In March 2021, Congress passed the first-in-history taxpayer bailout of private union pension plans as part of

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