Stewart Acuff

Oct 2

House is Empty

The tv is oddly free

No talk of football or what kids want to see

No one complains about supper of baloney

No demand for pizza or macaroni

Too quiet here tonight, old man ain’t used to

No drums, no beauty pageants, no dances,

No basement skateboarding

Just too quiet for the old man.

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Stewart Acuff is America’s best-known and foremost labor organizer. He is the former organizing Director of the AFL-CIO. Acuff has also written two books: Playing Bigger Than You Are: A Life in Organizing, and Getting America Back to Work, coauthored by Dr. Richard Levins.

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