The upcoming Camaro Social Security Number, rendered in the logo style of the departed SSR. (Boston.com Photo Illustration/GM)
It’s hard to grasp the complexities of the GM and Chrysler corporate reorganizations, but here’s 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, let’s hope there’s something left to sell off. I’d much rather see a 2015 Chevrolet Corvette or Volt than a US-version of the former Soviet Union’s 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, they’ll be management, with the tough task of trying to make enough to fund their pension and medical costs.
Here’s hoping a leadership group emerges to get the companies moving forward. Somehow, it’s hard to imagine this scenario being part of MBA classes in the past.
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