Stewart Acuff

Oct 30

Video: President Henry Nicholas’ 50 Years of Organizing

Our recent national convention of 1199 National Union of Hospital and Healthcare Employees opened with a dynamic video of President Henry Nicholas’ 50 year history as an organizer, leader, and warrior for justice. Photo: A young

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 17

Krugman Praises Obama Presidency

Paul Krugman, who many of us remember loudly supported Hillary Clinton in the 2008 Democratic primaries, has just written a very solid progressive vindication of the six years of the Obama presidency. As you

Oct 15

Who Leads the Labor Movement?

Who Leads the Labor Movement? There would not be an American labor movement without leaders at the worksite–the stewards, activists, rank and file leaders who represent union members on the job, who enforce the contract,

Oct 10

Philly’s Teacher Crisis

Philadelphia has some of the lousiest schools in America–schools that keep poor kids from any hope in their future. But it is NOT because Philly has bad teachers or because those teachers are represented by

Oct 9

Pa. Government Assaults School Teachers

The chair of the Philadelphia School Reform Committee (SRC) appointed by far and radical right-wing Gov. Corbett activated “its nuclear option and [canceled] its teachers’ contract” with the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers. It is probably

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