The Quipper

Thursday, October 21, 2004

More Halliburton Goodness

Andy Stern at Fight For The Future points out the following fact in his post Putting People First?:

It turns out that Cheney took away pension benefits from hundreds of Halliburton employees at the same time that the company was expanding Cheney’s own retirement benefits by $20 million.

These facts have been documented by one of the leading pension rights watchdogs in Congress, Representative George Miller of California.

Rep. Miller found that Cheney changed the corporate status of one of Halliburton’s subsidiaries, told the employees that this wouldn’t affect their pensions, and then took away pension benefits even though the workers were performing the same duties in the same location that they always had.

The employees asked Bush two years ago to take action, but the Bush Labor Department has done nothing.