Whatever face they put on it publicly, it would be unwise and naive for those who support the labor movement in Wisconsin and nationally to pretend to themselves that the Wisconsin 14 are holding firm forever.
From the almost-entirely unionized Oscar winners to the public workers in Wisconsin continuing their two-week sit-in for worker justice, Americans everywhere were hopefully reminded that unions make America great.
I really hate it when organizations parachute outside people into local situations. The outside people think they know an area because they went to school in a city or town a decade or two before or they once had a cheesesteak when they came to Philly.
The most telling line in the State of the Union address was this: "We have to make America the best place on Earth to do business." Especially because it wasn't matched by this: "We have to make America the best place on Earth to work."