Striking clothing trade union members at Hollander Home Fashions Co. in Los Angeles claimed "total victory" on May 18th when their ten week long strike forced management to raise their pay and benefits. Curiously though, the strike may have been more successful for trade union solidarity than financial gain. Hollander workers represented by UNITE!, and who average seven to eight dollars per hour even after twenty to thirty years experience, only gained raises of between thirty and ninety cents per hour and a defined 401K retirement plan. These wages are still below the "living wage" level that many unions now seek, which estimates that a worker in Los Angeles needs in excess of twelve dollars per hour to make it. However, with support from fellow workers at other Hollander plants in Pennsylvania and Georgia joining the striking Angelenos in work stoppages and other actions, the notion that trade union influence and worker solidarity is receding to the margin in the most advanced economy is surely premature.