Autoworkers at the Top of Automakers: What's Next?

Union workers at Chrysler and General Motors (GM) have long lamented that they could run the automakers better than management. Now they'll get their chance—to a degree, at least. But if the experience of workers at other companies— such as United Airlines (UAUA), where employees also made financial concessions in exchange for equity and a larger voice in operations—serve as any guide, auto workers should be careful what they wish for.

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