Stewart Acuff

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

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 7

California Drought Linked to Climate Change

A team of scientists and meteorologists funded in part by the National Science Foundation recently published an article showing the link between global climate change and the awful drought in California. The work was

Oct 1

The Legend: President Henry Nicholas

President Nicholas led the first strike of hospital workers in America–45 days in 1959 in New York citywide. He was so committed to victory he slept in the headquarters throughout the strike, showing his

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