I'm with ya there, Roadie. Interesting that they have to pay "laid off" workers under their UAW contracts. Gee...what a job to have...getting paid not to work.
The UAW has been a major contributor but the automaker's management teams were on the other side of the table when those contracts were negotiated.
Time for an overhaul...no bandaid is gonna fix the problem. Level the mountain and build from the ground up with no fixation or significant influence of what was...they need to look forward and not back.
In the meantime, for those of us that can afford it, it's a great time to buy a car or truck.