Back in the late 1970s and the 1980s, it was middle class workers who railed against unions. Incredibly, their main complaints were about union dues and the (corporate-driven) perception that unions were somehow "leftist" organizations. In fact, as members began sliding into that era of apathy and non-involvement of the 1980s, we see that the problems were the result of union leadership that moved too far to the right, essentially selling out to the corporate bosses.
What Sen. Sanders has been talking about for years is restoring the decision-making role of ordinary workers, regardless of wage level. As our own history shows, while it's extremely important to have a president who stands on your side, people will have to fight for it. If you want it, it's yours -- but only if you can pull enough people together to take a stand and restore workers' rights again.
That's a very big "if" today because there is nothing to fall back on. We chose to get rid of the "safety net," so exercising one's rights as workers can be a big risk. Not everyone can take that risk -- especially if they have children. But the rest of us need to find the courage to unite, stand up, and push back.