Watch this video and send it to anyone who has ever asked, "why do we need unions?"
The AFL-CIO and/or Change to Win should make a US version of this. It would help lay the groundwork for getting the Employee Free Choice Act passed after a Democrat wins the White House, and the Democratic majority grows in Congress, in November.
[One word in the video may require some explanation: "Superannuation" is a pension scheme in Australia. It has a compulsory element whereby employers are required by law to pay a proportion of an employee's salaries and wages (currently nine percent) into a superannuation fund, which can be accessed when the employee retires].