The union and company don't give a damn about retirees. We still have a few weeks before our second and final appeal will be held, I'm not holding my breath on a positive outcome.
Believe it or not at one time retirees period were honored and awarded for their long service and loyalty. Now a days we are considered a nuisance or a liability even by our Collective Bargaining Unions, a drain on their assets nothing else.
We are have to forget this "Brotherhood" crap were everybody is treated equal...TeamCare, the Union and the Company are big bureaucracies, each one only cares for the bottom line and we all our caught in the middle. They know the laws and will find out some loophole or statue of limitation to save a buck. Each one really hates each other if the truth be known...
One thinks that after you retire that they cannot get to you again...Think again...The whole system is flawed and possibly corrupted, so go on and sue. Getting these characters in court before a judge or jury is a drawn out affair and they know it, lawyers know the law and not many are capable or risking their own time and resources to take your case, even if you have a good one.
The Federal or State Agencies that were designed to overlook this bureaucracies are either neutered, incompetent or looking the other way.
Study the laws of Procurement as it relates of Pension and Health and Welfare overpayments. (Statue of Limitation).