Stewart Acuff

Sep 16

American Nobel Laureate on the Failure of Capitalism

It is so heartening to see the growing discussion of inequality focusing on the failure of capitalism or the class war instead some kind of economic anomaly that will somehow “correct” itself. American Nobel economist

Sep 15

A Jolt to the Organizer’s Heart

Last week I wandered through the mazelike corridors of a giant hospital in my home of Atlanta, and talked to workers on the bottom rung of the healthcare social and economic system. I once

Sep 11

The Economic Non-Recovery

The jobs recovered since the Wall Street blow-up and the Great Recession are much, much lower paying than the jobs destroyed by the Wall Street blow-up. Until and unless we address the roots of the

Sep 9

Higher Wages Are Good for Business

If you’re reading this blog, chances are that you know basement level wages are bad for workers, bad for business, and ultimately bad for America. Low wages don’t just starve people, they starve both

Sep 8

Fast Food Workers Strike in 150 Cities

The lowest paid and most vulnerable amongst us are leading the way, out on point for a more just America and an economy that can provide jobs that sustain families. Fast food workers in 150

Sep 5

Courage

I have been so happy to see a Labor Day article on Jared Bernstein’s blog that cuts right to the heart of what is wrong with the American economy, and by extension, the lives

Aug 29

Labor Day 2014

Monday is our day when labor is celebrated, or at least given lip service in the United States. For those of us who are committed to organized labor, social and economic justice, and defeating the

Aug 22

The Gap Between the Rich and the Rest of Us Continues to Widen

The US Census Bureau just released their latest report on the wealth gap in the the United States and the results are shocking and extremely dangerous to a society that continues to claim that

Aug 15

Changing Lives, Changing America

We need a huge movement in America to reclaim democracy and make our economy work for everyone. But building movements means changing minds, hearts, and lives. As a way to do that, the Tennessee labor movement

Jul 17

Unions on the March

District 1199C has just finished negotiating very tough contract re-openers in 38 of Philadelphia’s biggest and most important healthcare institutions. It was a fight President Henry Nicholas and the leadership of the union prepared

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