The upcoming Camaro Social Security Number, rendered in the logo style of the departed SSR. (Boston.com Photo Illustration/GM)
Itís hard to grasp the complexities of the GM and Chrysler corporate reorganizations, but hereís hoping the government comes up with an exit strategy for selling its predicted 50 percent share of GM and 10 percent share of Chrysler.† More important, letís hope †thereís something left to sell off.†† Iíd much rather see a 2015 Chevrolet Corvette or Volt than a US-version of the former Soviet Unionís government-produced Ladas and Volgas.
If the United Auto Workers indeed wind up with 55 percent of Chrysler and 39 percent of GM, the workers will be in a bizarre position.† Instead of trying to cut a better deal with management, theyíll be management, with the tough task of trying to make enough to fund their pension and medical costs.
Hereís hoping a leadership group emerges to get the companies moving forward.† Somehow, itís hard to imagine this scenario being part of MBA classes in the past.
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