Stewart Acuff

Apr 16

“I’ve worked for McDonald’s for 22 years”

Apr 16

Fight for $15: National Day of Action

1199 President Henry Nicholas led hundreds of low wage workers and their allies in chanting, “We’re In It To Win It!” in Philly City Center on April 15, the National Day of Action for

Apr 16

Former Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley Steps Out

Senator Bernie Sanders is a friend of mine. After all he wrote the foreword to my second book, Playing Bigger Than You Are. I have the utmost respect for Elizabeth Warren. But I also have

Apr 15

We Subsidize the Koch Brothers’ Charitable Giving

Last week I was criticized for pointing out the absurdity of the Koch Brothers contributing to the Smithsonian (our national museums), and other charities while working like hell to dismantle our democracy. Well it turns

Apr 14

Low Wage Workers in New York Win

Car wash workers recently won their ninth union in New York. The “carwasheros” at Vegas Auto Spa in Park Slope will also receive raises, a $1500 per person signing bonus, and a grievance procedure. The

Apr 6

The Koch Brothers and the Smithsonian

Turns out that the Koch Brothers–covering either their bases or their asses I guess–have donated millions of dollars to the Smithsonian, which as a national scientific institution is convinced that global climate change is

Apr 1

Those Who Brought You the Global Financial Crash Continue to Wallow in Our Money

Those folks on Wall Street who brought you the Global Financial Crash continue to wallow in huge bonuses, despite their lack of accountability and responsibility. They received $28.5 BILLION in bonuses on top of

Mar 31

Union busting creates and sustains poverty

“If we can’t have unions and we can’t raise the minimum wage, how can we lift people out of poverty through work?” asked Melissa Harris-Perry on her MSNBC show. That is the question and

Mar 30

Technology and Redistribution

“The two sectors of the economy harboring the most professionals — health care and education — are under increasing pressure to cut costs. And expert machines are poised to take over. We’re on the

Mar 25

Wages Are a Choice, Not Determined By the Market

We have all heard some employers and right-wingers say that wages are determined by the labor market, some kind of human supply and demand. Yet recently, we reported that Walmart announced two upcoming wage increases

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