The question is always 'What is the role of a labor movement?' How much is about collective bargaining, how much is about social change for all workers?
No real social change has ever been brought about without a revolution... revolution is but thought carried into action.
Let's face it: we live at a time when government is less and less powerful, less and less effective, and the agent of social change, at least for the immediate future, is the corporation.
Pop culture is a reflection of social change, not a cause of social change.
Political and social change is always a stagger-step process. One step forward, two steps back. They want you to give up.