If the UAW does no t make the pay and benefits concessions put forth by congress I dont see how the auto makers can survive. Even if they get the bailout money it will only be a temporary fix, because they would not have fixed a serious issue. With the American auto companies paying almost double in labor costs compared to what Toyota pays its American work force, the American companies can not compete. The sales are there, the quality is getting better and hopefully with restructuring and limits on CEO and other golden parachute plans they can survive. But if the UAW does not concede they will have committed suicide, because the jobs wont be there. Making 25-30 an hour at a job is better than making 0 with no job. The UAW needs to eliminate the jobs bank where, laid off employees make full pay without working, they need to lower wages and retirement benefits for those working now. If they dont and the Companies go bankrupt a judge will make this decision for them. A judge will decide what is fair compensation for their skill, which they really dont have a skill like the old timers did. Nobody wants to see the big three fail but if the Union can not see beyond its own greed they will.