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

Apr 16

Sunday at the Beach

Sunday morning in springtime at The Beach Is there any better time At any better place Listening to my mockingbird friend So anxious to find a mate To bring to his turf to make babies with. There is no air cleaner

Apr 2

Mr. LaPierre

What is Newtown to you? A place on a map? A quiet little New England town? Or is it the place where our obsessions With guns manifested itself? Do you think about the 26 innocents killed there Because you and your

Mar 11
The Stealth Poor

The Stealth Poor

There’s a huge, deep holler Now between the rich and the rest of us You know a holler – biggest ever Place between mountains of wealth And mountains of suffering and poverty More of us becoming the stealth Poor. We

Mar 7

Rarely

Leavin you is harder every time I do it Your giving and accepting I give up only Because I have to. The way we fit Is rarely found and chases the lonely Blues back to a place I

Mar 6

Charts

They hold up their charts Mornin’, noon, and night And those charts no matter What they are supposed to Show, also show how much Money the rich are taking from The work of our hands, minds, and hearts The rich will

Feb 25

I am Black, Red, and White

Written by Stewart Acuff I think I forgot to tell you I am black, red, and white That my lips are thick and full That my hair, when I had it, was kinky That my skin was always

Feb 20

Struggle and Peace

We struggle as we rightly should For a time and world when People of love and compassion Are encouraged When justice is for all When we can see if not experience The Beloved Community. It is a consuming struggle Demanding our time

Feb 19
Teachin’, readin’, speakin’.

Teachin’, readin’, speakin’.

Teachin’, readin’, speakin’ This time for Canada elections and the Workers’ party, NDP they call it Gonna make work pay again Folks in Canada gettin’ it The ones at the top got too much The rest of us fallin’ to

Feb 12
We Are All Under Attack

We Are All Under Attack

Goin’ to western Canada to teach Organizing to Canada’s best and most Senior Organizers. Spreading the message That we are all under attack, that the Day of free labor movements with Workers rights and union freedoms are All but over,

Feb 8

Lonesome Highway

Lonesome on this highway drivin’ back From a radio gig this time Headed for an empty house Was up early doin’ drive time radio Seven to nine folks goin’ to work And I’m tryin to explain what happened To their

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