“My name is Ella. My name is not Ford, or Chrysler or GM. I’m talking about being able to buy food and provide rent and heat. I’m not talking about furnishing an office. Or making more or having a larger profit margin. I’m talking about sustaining my life.”
— Retiree Ella Johnson worked for the city of Detroit for 33 years. She faces a 34% cut to her pension check under Detroit’s bankruptcy proposal.