Working Americans are facing many challenges on the job front. While unemployment is low, so is pay. Corporations may be pulling in massive profits, but it’s all going to the top, with those who are making these businesses succeed getting little in return.

The future is likely to offer more of the same. Increasingly, companies will be looking to automation to maximize their bottom lines. Many workers who have given years of their lives toiling for their employers will be rewarded for their hard work with a pink slip.

The struggle is real, and it isn’t just those being hit the hardest who realize it. The global elite hob-knobbing in Davos, Switzerland this week even recognize the challenges facing the economy if nothing changes. BlackRock chief executive Larry Fink told The Washington Post, “Since the financial crisis, those with capital have reaped enormous benefits. At the same time, many individuals across the world are facing a combination of low rates, low wage growth, and inadequate retirement systems.”

So how do we change this? Increased unionization! America had a thriving middle class during the mid-20th century, all thanks to a significant union presence that topped out at more than a third of the workforce. But big business and their corporate cronies buckled down and pushed “no rights at work” legislation in states across the country. Lower wages followed.