Volkswagen Labor Leader Attacks Porsche/Piech Shareholder Clan

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Where did the love go? Only two days after unions and management feted a joint revival plan for fishtailing Volkswagen, good old class struggle is making a comeback. Powerful Works Council leader Bernd Osterloh fired a broadside at the Porsche/Piech families who control Volkswagen. “We have received zero support from the families when we tried to put an end to the abuse,” Osterloh told the German dpa wire. Osterloh said he discussed the lagging profitability of Volkswagen’s core brand years ago, and that he even suggested ideas on how to save billions. With that, the burly labor leader put his fingers in an old wound at Volkswagen that started to festered long before dieselgate.

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