I suspect that others in this forum have an interest in the results as well since the response to Kodak's petition not only has a direct affect on that company's own retirees but could also be used to justify similar actions by other companies watching from the sidelines. This type of action does not happen in a vacuum, particularly in today's economic environment. If past promises can legally be put aside by Kodak then this may only be the breach in the dike that others have been looking for.
I think that the discussions related to the current state of health care in the US, as well as the expense of insuring that care, have a direct relation to this overall discussion. It may turn out that some of these good people may find themselves unexpectedly swimming in that puddle.