We are at a moment when a fighting union organization could kindle the imagination of millions of workers and inspire a new labor movement.

There is something fundamentally wrong with our economy. The rich keep getting richer while working people are working longer hours just to make ends meet. Despite year after year of increased productivity, we are not sharing in the fruits of our labor.

A strong manufacturing sector is essential to our nation’s economic success and to our ability to raise wages and provide family-supporting jobs. But decades of devastating trade policy and attacks on unions have taken their toll.

Since our nation’s founding, immigrants and refugees have enriched the fabric of our communities, our workforce and our labor movement.