NPR’s Steve Inskeep: “You have no intent, and, in fact, not even the ability to remain major shareholders of two major auto companies?”
UAW President Ron Gettelfinger: “That’s correct. We do not have the ability because of the need for the cash in the VEBA.”
Inskeep: “Are you optimistic that Chrysler is going to emerge from bankruptcy in a long-term viable form?
Gettelfinger: “First of all, we did everything we possibly could to keep Chrysler from filing for bankruptcy. We did our part, and we’re not responsible for them being in bankruptcy . . . ”
Welcome to the new Chrysler ownership. And unlike Cerberus they’re not even pretending they’re in it for the long haul. But to whom will they sell? Listen to the whole story here.