March 6 (Bloomberg) — Retired Detroit public workers sent dozens of handwritten letters to the federal judge overseeing the city's record municipal bankruptcy, pleading with him to protect their health-care and pension benefits.

More than 90 objections were posted on the U.S. Bankruptcy Court website today, each one or two pages long and asking Judge Steven Rhodes to reject Detroit's proposed plan of adjustment, which would cut their benefits in an effort to reduce the city's $18 billion in debts.

"How in the world can anyone be so ruthless and uncaring about other people and their future," wrote Geraldine Chatman, who said she worked 39 years for the city. "Please if you would only think of the number of people who will be hurt by this effort."

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