Kosowski Bill Aiding Delphi Workers Becomes Law

Package of legislation funds overdue worker's compensation claims
Tuesday, June 24, 2014
State Representative Robert Kosowski (D-Westland) stands with Gov. Rick Snyder at the signing of House Bill 5488 in Lansing.

LANSING — State Representative Robert L. Kosowski (D-Westland) is pleased to announce that Gov. Rick Snyder signed his bill, House Bill 5488, into law. The legislation was part of a 13-bill package related to worker’s compensation claims at Delphi Automotive. The bill became Public Act 237 of 2014.

“I’m proud of the work that my colleagues and I were able to accomplish,” Kosowski said. “This was a true bipartisan effort — a great example of both sides coming together to do the right thing for Michigan workers.”

At issue were roughly 350 Delphi workers who filed worker’s compensation claims between 1999 and 2005, when the company filed for bankruptcy. As a result of legal and financial issues, the fund that would cover these claims was unable to pay. Kosowski and his colleagues introduced the package of bills to help the Delphi workers.