While the movement faces an uphill battle, across the country, workers are trying to find ways to change the climate. Many American workers who are simply not able to join a union have been finding ways to work together to fight for better wages and jobs outside of the collective bargaining model. At the same time, traditional unions are aiming to boost membership, change public perceptions, and improve conditions for their members and other workers through new and creative methods. ThinkProgress spoke with labor activists around the country about what has been working for them. Here are five tactics: Shop Mobs … Unions Of Unions …. Rebuilding Urban Relationships… A 21st Century Clipboard … Training A New Generation Of Leaders ….