Or are the unions only strong-arming the American auto industry into the grave? For as much bitching and moaning that the Corporate Unions do about Walmart, at least it ain't Walmart that can't manage it's own affairs. Rather, it is Walmart who has closed stores to lock out unions and lobbied congress against government regulation. Keep the government and corporate unions out of free enterprise. A wise man once said "Government's view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it. ". Looks like the auto industry is the victim of all 3 events.