Stewart Acuff

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

May 16

What Unions Mean to My Family

Bobby Emery, Jr. is a union electrician and someone I’ve worked with for ten years. His 17 year old son Bradley Emery wrote “What Unions Mean to My Family” and I wanted to share it with

Nov 13

A Robust Public Sector is Critical to our Democracy

Recently I talked about Obamacare making Medicaid more accessible to more people, and how that takes us toward a more just and fair single payer or Medicare For All system. I also said that both

Nov 7

Good News for Obamacare!

We’ve all heard plenty of bad news about Obamacare. But there is a lot of good news. The best news — especially for those of us who believe in single payer healthcare aka Medicare for

Oct 2


In Washington, DC they debate healthcare as if the health and life of our people is just another political football to be tossed back and forth. Those who oppose national healthcare oppose it with a

Sep 30

Cruz Was For The Bill Before He Filibustered Against It

Texas Senator and Canadian native Ted Cruz was for the bill to defund Obamacare aka the Affordable Care Act before he filibusted — oops — faux-bustered against it. Cruz pulled his fake filibuster overnight Tuesday

Sep 9

Labor Radio First Thing in the Morning

It is 6:55 am and I’m in the studio of the radio station in Shepherdstown, WV. Now I’m listening to Elmore James do one of America’s best blues songs “Dust My Broom.” Now it

May 14

The Common Good is Patriotism

This is the third of a series of blogs I started last week. Read part one here and part two here. Throughout human history, the pursuit and commitment to the common good has been necessary

Nov 8

Our Beautiful Electoral Victory!

The second morning from our beautiful electoral victory – don’t know which morning is sweeter – yesterday when I loved the huge victory, but was a sleep deprived zombie, or today with some sleep

Apr 13
UWUA Chief of Staff Stewart Acuff Speaking to Health Care ActivistsPlay

UWUA Chief of Staff Stewart Acuff Speaking to Health Care Activists

Stewart Acuff is America’s best-known and foremost labor and community organizer. He is the former organizing Director of the AFL-CIO, and current Chief of Staff at the Utility Workers Union of America. Acuff has

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