Stewart Acuff

Sep 17

45 million are Without Work in Developed Economies

David Jolly in The New York Times has reported on the latest publication of the global Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) whose members include the United States, all of Europe, and Japan.

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 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 28

Staffing levels at heart of debate

This is an Op-Ed from a Santa Fe nurse. It is a true and real explanation of what workers go through, workers who are just trying to do the right thing for others. By Diane

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 31

Santa Fe hospital union offers to forgo bonuses for more staffing

By Jackie Jadrnak / Journal North Reporter PUBLISHED: Wednesday, July 30, 2014 at 4:08 pm Union members have offered to forgo some 4 percentage points of a potential three-year, 9 percent pay increase if Christus St.

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