Stewart Acuff

Oct 28

Organizing: When We Unite, We Win

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

Oct 27

Fracking and Corbett Fail Miserably in PA Job Creation

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

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

Oct 22

Chris Christie’s “Tired of Hearing About the Minimum Wage”

New Jersey corrupt Governor, possible Presidential candidate and radical right-winger CHRIS CHRISTIE just told the Chamber of Commerce, “I have to tell you the truth… I’m tired of hearing about the minimum wage.” How’s that

Oct 21

Senate Politics in Kentucky

I’m sure there are fellow Democrats in Kentucky who think a Tennessean like me has no business commenting on Kentucky politics. I hope they will forgive me. Alison Grimes is a great woman running a

Oct 14

New York Times Attacks Restrictive Voter Laws

On Sunday the New York Times ran a strongly worded editorial condemning new state laws that make it harder for some traditionally Democratic constituents to vote. “Election Day is three weeks off, and Republican officials

Oct 13

Now the Tyrant’s Legion Rides

Now the tyrant’s Legion rides the land Ripping up voting rights in state after state Torching churches, temples, schools, unions any institution in their way The Emperor Kochs with their billions sit high watching the work they paid

Oct 8

America: The Land of Corporate Freedom

I am so sick of listening to the lie that American corporations pay too much in taxes to make them competitive. Joshua Smith of the Economic Policy Institute just wrote a great piece about

Oct 6

Koch Boys & the Forbes Rich List

Forbes is just out with its richest 400 Americans. The Koch Brothers ranked fourth on the list, with $42 billion a piece. According to Forbes the 400 richest Americans cumulatively have more money than ever

Oct 3

Capitalism Destroys

They just announced that Bank of America will have to pay $16 billion For its role in destroying the world’s economy in 2007 Nowhere close to any number that would make up for The stolen homes, wrecked

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