Well we'll have to see how well the UAW fares at making vehicles....oh wait are there many engineers and market analysts in the UAW???
This is a moronic idea. Why dont we give control of the military to lawyers too? Oh wait we just did that too.
Yes there are many engineers, draftsmen, and designers that are apart of the UAW. It makes since for the UAW to buy into the company. Long term it will be a good thing for the UAW, will force them to cut the fat. Here is a snippet from the UAW site. http://www.uaw.org/about/members.html
Automotive: The UAW represents skilled trades and production workers at General Motors, Ford and DaimlerChrysler. In addition, the UAW represents several thousand salaried employees — including engineers, designers and draftsmen — at DaimlerChrysler, Ford and General Motors.
Workers at new United Motor Manufacturing Inc. (NUMMI), a GM-Toyota joint venture; and Mitsubishi Motor Manufacturing of America Inc. (MMMA) also belong to the UAW.
In addition, the union has a major presence in the automotive parts industry, including such firms as Delphi, Visteon, Lear, Johnson Controls, Dana, Collins & Aikman, Kelsey Hayes, American Axle, Thyssen Budd Automotive, and numerous tool-and-die firms and suppliers.
Aerospace and Defense: In the aerospace and defense industry, the UAW represents workers at such major firms as General Dynamics, Boeing, Lockheed-Martin, Honeywell, Raytheon, General Electric, Rolls-Royce Allison, Bell Helicopter, AM General (Humvee) and others.
Heavy Trucks: The UAW represents skilled trades and production workers at five leading manufacturers of heavy trucks: Freightliner, Mack, Navistar International, Peterbilt and Volvo North America, as well as engineers, draftsmen designers and other salaried employees at Mack, Navistar and Volvo North America.
Farm and Heavy Equipment: The UAW represents workers at several of the world’s leading manufacturers of farm and heavy construction equipment, Deere & Co., Caterpillar and CNH Global.