Victor Muller could not save Saab.
Vladimir Antonov could not save Saab
Pang Qinghua could not save Saab.
Rachel Pang could not save Saab.
Now, Barack Obama is supposed to save Saab.
At least that’s how the Swedish metalworker union IF Metall sees it.
The union sent written a letter to president Barack Obama, urging him to use his good offices “to force former Saab owner General Motors to release the technology licenses for any potential buyer for Saab.” At least this is how The Local sees it.
The letter says:
“Our hope is that you will feel that Saab Automobile is worth being saved. We, more than 4,500 car workers in Sweden, look forward to your answer.”
Saab is in bankruptcy proceedings, and the receivers are evaluating bids. Saab is worth very little without the technology licenses held by GM, and, for that matter, without the brand held by defense contractor SAAB AB.
GM has been on record many times that it does not intend to license its technologies to any buyer of Saab in any shape or form.