JANESVILLE, WI - FEBRUARY 18:
Mike Vaughn makes coffee in his home while spending time with his wife Barb Vaughn and his father Dave Vaughn. After the Janesville GM Assembly Plant ceased production in 2008, Lear Corporation closed, too, leading Mike Vaughn to break from his family's long history with unions. The Vaughns were one of only two families in town who had three generations on the Local 95 executive committee.
Kayzia Teal, née Whitaker, talks with her mother Tammy Whiteaker while posing for portraits in Janesville. After Teal's father was laid off from GM, she and her twin sister Alyssa used money from their after-school jobs to buy groceries for the family.
Amy Goldstein excerpt:
Janesville, Wisconsin, lies three fourths of the way from Chicago to Madison along Interstate 90’s path across America from coast to coast. It is a county seat of 63,000, built along a bend in the Rock River. It is the hometown of House Speaker Paul Ryan. It is an old United Auto Workers town in a state led by a new generation of conservative, Gov. Scott Walker (R). It is a Democratic town still, though the economic blow that befell Janesville is the kind of reversal of fortune that drove many working class Americans to support Donald Trump for president.
(Photo by Alyssa Schukar for The Washington Post)