[Excerpt] Movements start small and grow through struggle. They are born of rage and injustice, and built by winning victories. And each victory demonstrates that collective action is the first step to gaining the power to change our lives, our communities, our workplaces, and this country.

At no time in modern labor history has the need and urgency to rebuild our movement been greater. We live and experience the consequences of the corporate assault on workers every day. This assault must be met and turned back in thousands of communities throughout the land — turned back at the workplace, at the bargaining table, at non-union work sites, at the voting booth and, increasingly, in the streets.