Stewart Acuff

  • VOTE

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    Headed back to Philly this evening after most of a week of work in the Washington, DC area. Will be back to DC this Tuesday to work the polls with 1199 hospital worker members–sisters with

  • Video: President Henry Nicholas’ 50 Years of Organizing

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    Our recent¬†national convention of 1199 National Union of Hospital and Healthcare Employees opened with a dynamic video of President Henry Nicholas’ 50 year history as an organizer, leader, and warrior for justice. Photo: A young

  • Organizing: When We Unite, We Win

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    We just closed a very exciting national convention of 1199 National Union of Hospital and Healthcare Employees. The convention opened with a dynamic video of President Henry Nicholas’ 50 year history as an organizer, leader

  • Fracking and Corbett Fail Miserably in PA Job Creation

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    It turns out that fracking not only is an environmental disaster, but also a jobs disaster. Fracking is the practice of drilling into shale formations in the earth and blowing them apart to release

  • Victory for Santa Fe Nurses

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    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

Jul 28

An Osprey

I just saw an osprey straining against the sky And the perpetual pull of the earth As she carried a small rockfish over the Chesapeake Taking it to her babies waiting in the giant nest new this

Jul 18

Still Struggling

This is one of my newer poems that recently got published on Political Affairs. Wanted to share it with you all. Still struggling to know my soul and express it in poetry It is a great

Jul 16

Love and Friends and Family.

This is one of my newer poems that was read on radio poetry shows. So today they announce LeBron James is going back to Cleveland To play basketball for the Cleveland Cavaliers Four years after today’s greatest

Jun 13

The Way Home

Proud to say that my poem “The Way Home” just got published in Political Affairs. Is it the steel on steel Or the imperfections Of steel rails laid on wooden ties That create the rockin’ all night long From

Jun 4

The Southern sky

The rain woke me this morning The Southern sky opened, pouring Out all she had, thunder roaring Its own accompanying catharsis No tender rain this morning But a full blown raging rain Intent on emptying the sky Of its burden too

May 21

The Warmth of Sunshine

Spring slides into and through the house Now breathed by the breeze off the gentle rain Meant to water the thirst of new growth Now spring wafts on the warmth of sunshine Sweeping out the cold winter kind Of

May 9

The Committee

My friends, the committee, came to visit tonight They woke me in the tiny hours as they do With their incessant chatter about this slight I must have foolishly made or that comment I rue A regret that

Apr 22

What Do We Do Best Today?

What do we do best today? We make people poor We poison our air and our earth Sounds trite, doesn’t it Like the words of a 12 year old girl Who wants a happy world But consider she could be

Apr 15

The Stealth Poor

I’m so excited that my poems The Stealth Poor and We Struggle have just been published in Blue Collar Review. I am very grateful and proud to be published in Blue Collar – a

Apr 7

Winter drags

Winter drags Bare branches sharp against The limitless deep gray that would be sky Feathery flakes drift now almost April And we sigh clad for the cold grown old Another deep gray afternoon Becomes an even more gray twilight We know

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