Yes, it's amazing what can be accomplished when everyone sticks together for a just outcome. Last year I was proud to be one of 650 workers on our site who managed to stay out for 9 weeks over a pay dispute. We had great community support and also from workers on other sites and other unions who helped us financially and kept our morale high.<quoted text>You ain't just whistling Dixie there, Sir. While this country hasn't seen major strikes since <many years ago>, the late August, 1963 March on Washington for JOBS and FREEDOM was a comprehensive unified statement of purpose and in a sense, a strike. It got JFKs attention to move on legislation proposal.
Conversely, short-sightedness or lack of unified purpose was demonstrated in the recent strikes of Walmart workers in some cities. Wow, look at how many more 'big-box' stores (and other Walmarts) could have participated. And other categories perhaps.
Plus, the Occupy <wherever> mass happenings awhile back.
There is potential, if it's only perceived.
We had a second win last month when one of our best supporters won his legal battle for his role in our dispute.