As the political and economic environment has become more hostile to working people in our time, union leadership at the national level has begun to acknowledge that the only way to fight back is to organize. However, deep strategic shifts are easier to enact in word than in deed. FSO is excited to return to labor’s roots, but our members are already overextended and juggling too much to take this on without further encroachment on their personal lives or risking diminished performance in other job responsibilities. These difficulties are compounded by recent retirements and unfilled vacancies, which have not only redistributed more work among fewer employees, but have sharply reduced the amount of time staff have available to develop the new skills and relationships necessary to meet these challenges.