A part of this is to do a better job of stressing the value of education.
OK, let's go with this. You stress education. You're 100% successful and everyone gets a master's degree. Now, who works at Walmart? And how much do lawyers and engineers and nurses make now that there are millions and millions more that have the training? Supply and demand.
And let's not confuse the personal with the political. Naturally, I'll stress education for my son, so that he doesn't have to work at Walmart. That doesn't mean I won't support the workplace rights of those who do have to work there.
And, really, these people aren't asking for a hand-out. To my understanding, in our society, you use what you got to get what you can. Low wage workers are doing just that by using the only tool they have, collective bargaining.