by Jim Leute
| Jun. 22, 2012
A GM retirement group, however, is even more dramatic in its assessment of the changes, saying the automaker is "throwing its retirees under the bus and renouncing its promises to its most loyal former employees."
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Nearly 42,000 of General Motor’s salaried retirees and surviving beneficiaries will be able to take advantage of a new pension plan offered by GM on June 1. The changes include an option for selected U.S. retirees to receive a lump-sum payment or a continuing monthly pension payment. More information is available on the topic at http://gmpensionbuyout.info/?page_id=28. The deadline for the decision is July 20, 2012, and since the new plan could have complex implications, it is suggested that a qualified financial planner review any final decisions.