Stewart Acuff

Apr 16

“I’ve worked for McDonald’s for 22 years”

Apr 16

Fight for $15: National Day of Action

1199 President Henry Nicholas led hundreds of low wage workers and their allies in chanting, “We’re In It To Win It!” in Philly City Center on April 15, the National Day of Action for

Apr 16

Former Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley Steps Out

Senator Bernie Sanders is a friend of mine. After all he wrote the foreword to my second book, Playing Bigger Than You Are. I have the utmost respect for Elizabeth Warren. But I also have

Apr 15

We Subsidize the Koch Brothers’ Charitable Giving

Last week I was criticized for pointing out the absurdity of the Koch Brothers contributing to the Smithsonian (our national museums), and other charities while working like hell to dismantle our democracy. Well it turns

Apr 14

When night drags…

When night drags and sleep eludes you When the sounds of the city settle That’s when lonesome makes you blue Your mind restless, won’t just rest It all rolls through, what drives you Kids on this block awake and

Apr 14

New NLRB Rule – a Victory for Workers

The National Labor Relations Board is implementing a very significant new rule that will limit employer retaliation, terminations, and interference when workers seek to form a union in their workplace. It is long overdue and

Apr 14

Low Wage Workers in New York Win

Car wash workers recently won their ninth union in New York. The “carwasheros” at Vegas Auto Spa in Park Slope will also receive raises, a $1500 per person signing bonus, and a grievance procedure. The

Apr 13

My Speech at the Promoting the General Welfare Conference

This conference for the general welfare at the University of Nebraska Omaha, which my friend John Kretzschmar organizes and conducts every year, is always exciting and inspiring. They bring together some some of the best

Apr 8

Momma Used to Say

I’m proud to announce that my new poem “Momma Used to Say” was run in Political Affairs. Momma used to say life is nothing but a lot of bittersweet memories Me telling ol friend Si as

Apr 8

To Be an American

Is the best American the one who hoards the most wealth Is the best American the one who sends our jobs away And forces more and more of us to live in desperation Or is the best

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