Stewart Acuff

Oct 24

The early dawn

The early dawn plays tricks on the eyes Like the coyote trickster of some Southwest Native People Images not clear, identities blurred Maybe that’s why travels into the soul can yield so much And the mind’s work can

Oct 23

Victory for Santa Fe Nurses

In the last few months we have reported on the bargaining fight in Santa Fe, NM for a new contract between 1199NM and Christus St. Vincent Hospital. I am so happy to report that two

Oct 22

Chris Christie’s “Tired of Hearing About the Minimum Wage”

New Jersey corrupt Governor, possible Presidential candidate and radical right-winger CHRIS CHRISTIE just told the Chamber of Commerce, “I have to tell you the truth… I’m tired of hearing about the minimum wage.” How’s that

Oct 21

Senate Politics in Kentucky

I’m sure there are fellow Democrats in Kentucky who think a Tennessean like me has no business commenting on Kentucky politics. I hope they will forgive me. Alison Grimes is a great woman running a

Oct 20

No Wonder Right-wingers Want to Blame Teachers

No wonder radical right-wing Republicans like Gov. Corbett in Pennsylvania want to blame teachers for problems in public education. They don’t want to admit that state education funding is lower than it was before the

Oct 17

Krugman Praises Obama Presidency

Paul Krugman, who many of us remember loudly supported Hillary Clinton in the 2008 Democratic primaries, has just written a very solid progressive vindication of the six years of the Obama presidency. As you

Oct 16

Henry Nicholas Leads Effort for a General Strike in Philly

In two meetings in the last week 1199 President Henry Nicholas has led the call and made the case for a general strike against the School Reform Committee (SRC), which has just done all it

Oct 15

Who Leads the Labor Movement?

Who Leads the Labor Movement? There would not be an American labor movement without leaders at the worksite–the stewards, activists, rank and file leaders who represent union members on the job, who enforce the contract,

Oct 14

New York Times Attacks Restrictive Voter Laws

On Sunday the New York Times ran a strongly worded editorial condemning new state laws that make it harder for some traditionally Democratic constituents to vote. “Election Day is three weeks off, and Republican officials

Oct 13

Now the Tyrant’s Legion Rides

Now the tyrant’s Legion rides the land Ripping up voting rights in state after state Torching churches, temples, schools, unions any institution in their way The Emperor Kochs with their billions sit high watching the work they paid

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