United Auto Workers Local 174 President John Zimmick works in his office in Romulus, Mich. on Friday March 22, 2013. A picture of Martin Luther King Jr. hangs on the wall. Unions still

 

              United Auto Workers Local 174 President John Zimmick works in his office in Romulus, Mich. on Friday March 22, 2013. A picture of Martin Luther King Jr. hangs on the wall. Unions still
United Auto Workers Local 174 President John Zimmick works in his office in Romulus, Mich. on Friday March 22, 2013. A picture of Martin Luther King Jr. hangs on the wall. Unions still have influence in blue-state strongholds, but the days are long gone when labor leaders were household names and generous contracts were virtually assured. Even in friendly terrain, there are both die-hard supporters and workers who've abandoned the movement. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)