I don't really find this story to be too credible.
UAW Group, Tracinda
Discuss Bids for ChryslerBy GINA CHON and JOHN D. STOLL
April 23, 2007
Representatives of billionaire investor Kirk Kerkorian's Tracinda Corp., which has proposed a $4.5 billion acquisition of DaimlerChrysler AG's Chrysler Group, met yesterday with United Auto Workers members who have separately proposed an employee-stock-ownership plan for Chrysler, according to people at the meeting.
The meeting, in Toledo, Ohio, produced no firm conclusions, but it represented a fresh twist in the intensifying contest for America's fourth-largest auto maker, a unit of the German industrial giant since 1999. It also underscored the influential position the UAW holds with potential bidders.
You can read the rest of the story at the subscription-only site of the Journal. Further in the story the reporters write that the UAW members are folks from Local 12. But, be real: this doesn't seem logical that a Local is going to make a bid for the company. As I mentioned some time ago, it's one thing to have a big piece of the company, which UAW workers already have because of the huge pension funds, but it's another thing all together to actually manage and run a company. It does show, however, how much the future management and health of this company is very much up in the air.