Don GonyeaDon Gonyea is a NPR National Political Correspondent based in Washington, D.C., and travels throughout the United States covering elections and the country's political climate. His reports can be heard on all NPR programs and at NPR.org.
Karen Wallace (right) and Meryleigh Brainerd (left), both teachers in California, join in a candlelight vigil in front of the state Capitol to express solidarity with union members in Wisconsin. Decades ago, says a labor historian, the typical unionized worker was a blue-collar male. Now, it's more likely to be a schoolteacher.