A Useful Example on Chrysler

John Campbell
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Posted: May 07, 2009 8:53 AM
Unions do not run companies well because they have an inherent conflict of interest with the company's objectives. This exact strategy was tried in the 1970s in Britain with the then failing British Leland under the most socialist of recent British Prime ministers, Harold Wilson. It didn't work and British Leland failed and was liquidated. Many of British Leland's brands were picked up by foreign makers in liquidation and live on today (Jaguar, Mini Cooper, Range Rover, MG) in new ownership. If I had to make a prediction, that is where I think this may all end up in the US.