Stewart Acuff

Jul 20

New blog by Stewart Acuff: Republican Dysfunction

Republican Dysfunction Never before in my memory, in my reading of American history, nor my experience in politics have I ever seen or even imagined how dysfunctional a major American political party has been as

May 24

An excerpt from Stewart Acuff’s new book Playing Bigger Than You Are: A Life in Organizing.

“Everything from America’s independence to the destruction of slavery to the struggle of women for the right to vote to the end of legalized segregation to the creation of today’s labor movement has happened

Apr 23
Playing Bigger Than You Are

My Dear friend Rev. James Orange

“Giving folks their God-ordained dignity and respect is incredibly powerful. The boss never does it. The good organizer always does it. My deceased friend Rev. James Orange, one of the closest to Dr. Martin

Apr 11
Playing Bigger Than You Are

Civil Rights Leaders Unite With Labor and Faith Leaders for Huge, Historic March and Rally July 11 to Pass the Employee Free Choice Act

Arlene Holt Baker, the first African-American executive officer of the AFL-CIO and widely known civil rights leader, will join other national labor, civil rights, and faith leaders in an historic march and rally this Saturday,

Apr 10
Playing Bigger Than You Are

Real Movement for Change

No one knows exactly how to create a social movement. It happens when good, solid organizing meets a certain social zeitgeist. We know movement is preceded by good organizing and leadership development, but we’re

Apr 10
Playing Bigger Than You Are

Which Side Are You on Specter?

Arlen Specter‘s decision to become a Democrat makes the fight for the Employee Free Choice Act much more fluid and passage much more likely. The labor movement will re-double our already overwhelming efforts in Pennsylvania

Apr 10
Playing Bigger Than You Are

Grassroots Support for the Employee Free Choice Act Grows

What grassroots American movement can in the span of one week run 57 letters to the editor in newspapers across America, send 14,000 handwritten letters to 10 U.S. Senators, and simultaneously plan 35 grassroots

Apr 10
On CNBC About the Employee Free Choice ActPlay

On CNBC About the Employee Free Choice Act

Originally blogged at The Huffington Post on February 11, 2009 Written by Stewart Acuff, former organizing Director of the AFL-CIO, and current Chief of Staff at the Utility Workers Union of

Apr 10
Playing Bigger Than You Are

The Road to 60…Runs Through Georgia

Originally blogged at The Huffington Post on November 23, 2008 Written by Stewart Acuff, former organizing Director of the AFL-CIO, and current Chief of Staff at the Utility Workers Union of America A recent Washington Post

Apr 10
Playing Bigger Than You Are

Together We Are Turning America Around, Support the Employee Free Choice Act

Originally blogged at The Huffington Post on November 13, 2008 Written by Stewart Acuff, former organizing Director of the AFL-CIO, and current Chief of Staff at the Utility Workers Union of America Almost unnoticed in the

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