A small town man brings along his mother and his best friend to the big city to find work. Their temporarily lodge with an old buddy of his, who is at the time the center of conflicts between union workers fighting for their rights and unscrupulous bosses trying to crush their protests. The man learns to navigate the political landmines and climbs up the society ladder. Yet, he is privately dissatisfied with the man he has become. He later finds a purpose in life and a cause greater than money and power.