Our Association has been devoted to all General Motors retirees for ten years and we intend to maintain this tradition as long as there is a need and we feel we can make a difference for retirees without annual dues/fees! We continue to provide retirees with a voice to encourage GM’s maintenance of pension, health care and all benefits merited by all GM retirees.
We are a member of "The National Automotive Coalition (TNAC) and you can read about TNAC at this link: Auto Task Force - Meeting Minutes. We are also associated with and support the organizations of Retirement USA, The Pension Rights Center, ProtectSeniors.Org, all headquartered in Washington, D. C. You can view a summary of our efforts to assist automotive retirees as we will continue with these efforts. Now, we need your input and support to enhance and expedite our objectives
This site was also developed for the thousands of retired/active folks who have dedicated their lives to the automotive industry. General Motors, ACDelco, SPO, Delphi, GMAC, Buick and many other GM divisions and their customers are prime examples of the automotive industry people we had in mind when this web site group was formed. Our goal is to provide a means for continued communication with these retired/active people and organizations. Many of us have been, to coin a company phrase, "crossed-fertilized," so we really have roots in more than one of the above organizations. Hopefully, our group will reunite everyone!
Historically, retired/active people tend to lose contact with many fellow employees and former employers for various reasons. Many of us have spent more time with these folks and companies than we did with our own families. So, in a sense we are a family of sorts!
Let’s keep in touch with our fellow General Motors automotive family members and create new relationships with other retired/active General Motors people by utilizing this web site. We now have members in 49 states, China, Canada and Puerto Rico! We are a "National GM Retiree Association", in fact, we now qualify as an "International GM Retiree Association" as well. We also have retiree members from virtually all 100+ GM retiree clubs. Retirees’ spouses, active employees and employers are also welcome.
GMNRA/OTHCP believes that, even if legislation is passed to protect our retirement and health benefits, all will be lost if the American public is not willing to buy our vehicles. How is GM going to become solvent if it cannot sell cars? GM is in trouble and needs our help NOW! The news media has made it quite clear that they believe the American-OWNED auto industry does not make cars that Americans want to drive. Many of our Congressmen voiced their opinions that we should just let the American auto industry die. So, what good will legislation protecting our retirement and health benefits do if our employer no longer exists?
This brings us to another mission of GMNRA/Over The Hill Car People. Our struggle is with the negative perception the news media and the American buying public has concerning the American-OWNED Auto Industry. We believe the most important thing our group can do is to change this perception. We have to make the American buying public want to buy our cars and trucks! We must convince the news media that we have good quality products and that the American-OWNED Auto Industry is worth supporting and saving.
Our group of folks must do everything possible to get the news media on our side before any real progress can be made. The best way GMNRA/OTHCP can accomplish this is to keep the news media and you informed and fired up about GM. We are the best ambassadors GM could possibly have—previous employees who devoted the majority of their lives to GM! Arm yourselves with knowledge, combine that with your continued enthusiasm for YOUR company, AND GO SELL GM! GMNRA/OTHCP.com provides you with all the information you need to talk to the news media, family, friends, and neighbors about GM, including daily updates on various statistics, the number of foreign-car recalls, GM’s new products, safety and car ratings, sales, etc.
Hopefully, this positive data will change Americans’ perception of GM and will encourage the public to purchase GM products again and purchase in larger numbers. If this does not happen, it does not really matter how many laws the Congressional Leaders make. The American people will continue to slowly move away from GM and the American-OWNED Automotive Industry, as the market share has indicated for years. If this happens, GM may be forced to liquidate and our benefits/pensions may be reduced or eliminated!
You can obtain additional information about GMNRA/Over The Hill Car People in this Detroit Free Press newspaper article: "Ex-employee keeps GM's retirees connected"
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