With wages flatlining and the middle class shrinking, why is union membership in decline?
Some 65 workers at Oaks Corner have been without a contract for two and a half years, and haven't had a raise in eight years.
AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer Liz Shuler, the highest-ranking woman in the U.S. labor movement, is challenging her colleagues to promote more women to top jobs.
Uunion presidents have decided to condition labor's voluntary political contributions to lawmakers on their fast-track votes, at least for now.
"As a teacher I've always placed a premium on what we know, and what we know is that there hasn't been a trade deal yet that benefitted the American people."
A massive fight-back has already begun, and even some long-time Republican legislators are questioning the wisdom of the Walker budget.
"The miniscule number of jobs it would create are far outweighed by the enormous damage that this project creates to our health and in accelerating the climate crisis."
A group of the nation's top union leaders, looking dead serious, filed silently in and up to the front of the press room at the Westin Hotel in Atlanta.
Trashing promises to provide a fair hearing, the Republican leader of Wisconsin's state Senate labor committee rammed through a bill that would make union shops illegal.
"We refuse to accept that fires, explosions, and working people to exhaustion are just the cost of doing this business -- these are all things that we can control."