I remember reading early on, that Goodyear would stop paying health benefits to striking members on or about 2, Jan 2007. At that point the members would be responsible for their medical, under the provisions of COBRA.
I would bet, that it was starting to hurt the striking members pretty much in the pocket by now.
Who the real winners are in this, is uncertain to me.
Not just the USW I would bet that every major Union in the United states would contribute to this effort. I know mine has been taking part in the support efforts for this strike. The issues at stake in this battle will shape negotiation with many corporation the US. The contracts that expire in the near future will be directly affected by the outcome of USW / Goodyear bargaining