ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — Some former Kodak employees are asking a judge to appoint a retiree committee toprotect their benefits as the photography company reorganizes under bankruptcy protection.
The retirees say in a motion filed in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in New York that a committee is appropriate given Kodak's current proposal to end health care benefits for about 16,000 retirees who are eligible for Medicare.
In a separate motion filed Tuesday, the retirees object to the benefits change. They say alteringretiree benefits would be premature in light of Kodak's plans to submit a reorganization plan early next year.
A hearing on the issue is scheduled for March 20.
Rochester, N.Y.-based Kodak filed for protection from creditors in January.