- They weren't able to keep open the Tyler, Texas plant beyond 2007;
- They suffered a two-tier pay system--that means wage givebacks for new employees only. This is the kiss of death for any union because new guys have to work alongside more senior guys, knowing all the while they'll never reach their pay grade. It kills any sense of solidarity among workers;
- Goodyear initially offered $660 million for an employee retiree health care fund. They ended up settling for $1 billion, but the union wanted double that, so it looks like management got the better end of the deal.
But hey, Goodyear's stock shares went up by 10 cents, so that's good, right?