Stewart Acuff

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 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

Sep 29

Henry Nicholas: A Story of Leadership, Vision, Courage & Compassion

President Henry Nicolas stands as an icon and a hero of America’s struggle for justice for the last 50 years. But it wasn’t always the case. Born on a cotton plantation in Mississippi, the son

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

Jun 4

“I am a Man” (1968), “I am a Woman” (2013)

Recently I came across these two very powerful images from two important strikes that were 45 years apart. The first is from the iconic 1968 Memphis Sanitation Strike, when strikers held “I am a

May 1

Happy May Day!

Happy May Day, my brothers and sisters and comrades here in the US and around the world. Today is the day we celebrate our solidarity and struggle and the victories won through struggle by

Dec 10

Fast Food Workers Expand Their Strikes & Their Struggle, Which is Our Struggle

Naturally and appropriately, news from The Left during the last several days has focused on the life, death, struggle, and victory of Nelson Mandela. Totally appropriate for us to focus on the passing of

Nov 22

Acuff on Fox News discussing Walmart

This week, Stewart was on Neil Cavuto’s Your World on Fox News discussing

Oct 28

Lessons from Fast Food Workers and Strikers

To the great credit of the Service Employees International Union, they have been giving assistance to workers in the fast food and related industries, organizing across workplace lines, corporations, and even regional lines to

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

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