Stewart Acuff

May 30

1199 President Henry Nicholas to Kick Off Major Labor-Environmental-Community Forum

On Tuesday June 2nd, iconic 1199 President Henry Nicholas will kick off a major forum at the Electricians Local 98 Union Hall in Philly. The forum will include trade unionists, environmentalists, community activists, clergy, people

Apr 12
Playing Bigger Than You Are

Affirmative Action Is The Very Least Our Society Can Do

Editor’s Note: Stewart Acuff prepared this statement for a statewide meeting on enforcing Affirmative Action in employment in Minnesota. Affirmative Action is a very modest attempt to make up for centuries of slavery and genocide in

Apr 11
Playing Bigger Than You Are

Friday Blog: Capitalism on Trial in the GOP?

Editor’s Note:  Stewart Acuff recently defended true southern cooking in a letter (reprinted below) to the New Yorker. It gives you a “taste” of his new book, Playing Bigger Than You Are, available at

Apr 11

Q&A with Veteran Labor Organizer Stewart J. Acuff

The Daily Kos did the following interview with Stewart Acuff: Interview by Leo W Gerard Stewart Acuff, chief of staff for the Utility Workers Union of America, says in his new  book, Getting America Back to

Apr 11

Utility Workers: Fighting for Workers Rights and Democracy

I’m standing here on the steps of the Indiana State Capitol with 35,000 Hoosier unionists and community allies to stop radical Republican state leaders from jamming through legislation to bust unions and weaken the

Apr 11
Playing Bigger Than You Are

The Chamber of Commerce Is Illegally Using Foreign Corporations Money

Its has now been reported by several sources that the Chamber of Commerce is using funds from foreign corporations to try to affect American politics and the November elections. Wonder why foreign corporations would want

Apr 11
Video: Getting America Back to WorkPlay

Video: Getting America Back to Work

This Month, Stewart Acuff, co-author of Getting America Back to Work and the UWUA’s Chief of Staff and Assistant to the President, was interviewed by WNY Labor Today, Western New York’s Online Newspaper. In

Apr 11

Utilities are a Public Good and Should Be Owned By the Public

Our union, the Utility Workers Union of America, just concluded very difficult bargaining for a new contract at DTE, formerly Detroit Edison. Though negotiations were tough we finally reached a good agreement. To get

Apr 11

Green Energy Generation can Help Rebuild Our Economy

The remarks below were presented to the Portland to the Northwest Conference on Transmission and Grid Policy to Facilitate Green Energy Generation I speak today on behalf of the 50,000 members of the Utility Workers

Apr 11
Corporate America Offshoring More Jobs in Economic CrisisPlay

Corporate America Offshoring More Jobs in Economic Crisis

Just a week ago I had the honor of being in Mt. Vernon, Indiana for a major protest against the closing of a large Whirlpool factory that had employed 1,200 people so they could

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