DELTA AIR LINES RETIREMENT COMMITTEE
544 Wood Creek Road
Williamson, GA 30292
Board of Directors
Cathy Cone, Chairman June 16, 2006
John Hoover, Treasurer
Thea Cohen, Secretary
Dear Fellow DALRC Member,
Thom Stone Since 2002 your earned retirement rights have been defended by the DALRC. The DALRC successfully
moved for the appointment of a Section 1114 Committee in the Delta bankruptcy to protect retiree medical,
Advisory Board survivor, and life insurance benefits.
The DALRC remains ready to support Delta in its efforts to emerge from bankruptcy, but it must not do
John Bozinny that disproportionately on the backs of those who built the company — its retirees and future retirees.
Nancie Parker YOUR DALRC NEEDS YOUR HELP NOW!
Bill Tatman The DALRC needs the strength to represent you if Delta Air Lines or the PBGC decide to terminate the
Non-Pilot Defined Benefit Pension Plan. The Section 1114 Committee and its lawyers do not, and cannot,
represent retirees on pension issues. At the last DALRC information meeting in March it looked like federal
pension legislation (which would give Delta more time to make payments to our plan) would pass. That
may not happen now. If our pension plan is terminated and Delta lawyers and PBGC lawyers are making
decisions about your future, you will need legal representation. The critical importance of having an attorney
represent you is highlighted by recent court actions regarding who has rights to certain money to be
distributed upon expected termination of the Pilots’ pension plan. When such discussions take place
regarding your plan you deserve a voice. Without a lawyer you won’t have that voice.
The cost for DALRC to retain counsel for the pension issue might run well into six figure or more. The
DALRC has been very frugal with the money it has received from you and other members. The largest
expenditures have been to defray meeting and mailing costs, and to keep up the web site -- all for the purpose
of keeping you informed. Go to www.dalrc.org at any time for current information on the bankruptcy and
what it means to you as a Delta retiree or future retiree.
We are asking you to pay an annual dues payment of $50 for calendar year 2006 to insure that we have
sufficient funds to retain counsel to represent all non-Pilot retirees for the pension fight ahead. We will need
to continue such an annual dues payment until the bankruptcy process is completed. Please make your
payment as soon as possible. We need to know as we interview potential law firms for the pension issues
ahead that we will have funds to pay them.
[Note: According to the bankruptcy laws, Delta is paying the costs of the 1114 Committee lawyers to
protect retiree health, survivor and life insurance benefits in the bankruptcy, but Delta will not pay lawyers
to represent retirees about our pension!]
PLEASE ACT NOW! PAY YOUR 2006 DALRC DUES TODAY !
There are some members who have not yet paid their initial enrollment fee of $60. Paying your $60
enrollment fee now will also include your dues for 2006. Please, please don’t let others carry your load.
Rather, act in the old Delta way of everyone doing their share – and more. If you have not yet paid your
enrollment fee, do it today. If you have already paid the enrollment fee, please send your 2006 dues soonest!
Thanks in advance for your help and support,
Cathy Cone, Chairman, DALRC