PositiveLos Angeles TimesGreenhouse, a former labor reporter and foreign correspondent for the New York Times, builds a persuasive case that the inability of workers to engage in collective bargaining has markedly shifted power to corporations, fueling the nation’s exploding inequality ... Beaten Down, Worked Up paints vivid portraits of labor champions ... At the same time, there are searing accounts of the struggles of workers with no union to defend them ... If labor’s predicament seems dire, its future may lie in a new approach — organizing low-wage workers whether or not they can be unionized ... Public approval of unions has risen to 62%, the highest level since 2003. But the path forward for a diminished labor movement is far from clear. \'In the balance,\' Greenhouse argues, \'is the future of our economy and our democracy.