LGBT rights advocate Sally Field took home her first Academy Award for Norma Rae, a film about formation of a textile union. With a demagogic kleptocrat has to takn up residence in the White House (when he actually feels like doing his job, anyway) Norma Rae resonates louder than ever with the American working class. The film revolves around the poor working conditions and pitiful wages for textile workers in the 1970’s south. In a “freelance economy,” trade unions have lost some of their political clout. Norma Rae reminds us all that if a woman could organize a union against all odds 40 years ago, even the most seemingly insignificant folk could do it again today.