Directors: The Chrysler Board's Union Label

Chrysler last week named Owen Bieber, president of the United Auto Workers, to its board of directors. That made Bieber the second auto-union chief to serve as a Chrysler director and one of the few labor representatives anywhere to sit on the board of a major U.S. corporation.

Bieber was preceded as a Chrysler director by Douglas Fraser, who retired from the U.A.W. presidency last May. Fraser joined the board when Chrysler needed financial help from the union and soon hit it off with Chairman Lee Iacocca. Iacocca wanted Fraser to stay on as a director after his term ran...

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