Chrysler's Creditors Must Concede

And the clock keeps ticking for Chrysler. The Obama administration is giving the embattled car company until Thursday to reach a cost-cutting deal or join with Italian carmaker Fiat SpA but now Michigan Democrats are speaking out: “The unions have come to the table over and over and over again and have taken huge cuts,” said Senator Debbie Stabenow at a Michigan Democratic Party fundraising event in Detroit. “It is now incumbent on the creditors, in particular those that have taken public funds, to make some concessions and be a part of the solution.” Governor Jennifer Granholm said, “This is going to be a tough week and new battle lines have been drawn.” An agreement reached Friday between the Canadian Auto Workers union and Chrysler demonstrated good-faith reasoning of the unions, and now creditors are being called to follow suit or the company faces potential bankruptcy.