Stewart Acuff

Mar 5

Mobilizing in the Streets!

Riding on our justice bus from Pittsburgh to Philly as I write this. The Service Employee Union mobilized thousands of their members and activists, other unions including us from 1199, clergy, and all kinds

Feb 3

The Keystone XL Pipeline Scam

On Friday afternoon January 31st, 1the US State Department issued its report of the environmental impact of the proposed Keystone XL Pipeline from Canada. It was a compromised and shameful report. One of the

Sep 25

Organizing Public Employees in the South

The Tennessee United Campus Workers, an affiliate of the Communications Workers of America, held their annual convention in Nashville last Saturday. I was privileged to attend, speak, and talk about Playing Bigger Than You

Sep 11

Paul Krugman on What is and What Could Have Been

Back in 2009 shortly after the financial meltdown and the crash of the real economy with subsequent unemployment, declining wages, and the working families’ Depression that has persisted to this day, Dr. Richard Levins

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

Aug 29

Nothing Like Validation from the Other Side

On page A2 The Wall Street Journal ran a story headlined “Stagnant Wages Are Crimping Economic Growth“– something Dr. Richards Levins and I wrote in Getting America Back to Work in 2010. To quote the

Aug 20

We can ALL do something to fight for social, economic, & racial justice!

Joe Collins (@yakutie) wrote a wonderful tweet responding to these blogs last week. I was so happy when I got his tweet: “I was waiting for somebody to do something. Then, I realized I was

Aug 15

We Need to Raise Hell!

The Radical Right-wing Republican House of Representatives has signaled their intention to double their cuts to the Food Stamp program potentially throwing 2.5 million more Americans off food stamps. Our minimum wage is $7.25 an

Aug 13

Krugman Debunks Right-wing Economics

Last week NY Times columnist, Nobel Prize winner, and Princeton University professor Paul Krugman published a very important article debunking the economic assertions of the Financial Elite and radical right-wing economists. Most importantly, Krugman wrote: “The recovery

Aug 9

Some of the Costs of Part-time Work

In Prescott, Arizona 19 members of an elite corps of wild firefighters were overrun by a massive wild fire and killed. They were hailed as heroes all over America. And, of course, they were

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