Stewart Acuff

Feb 27

Struggle and Spirituality

My friend and 30 year union and community organizer and labor educator Victor Narro has just released a brand new book I can’t wait to read called, Living Peace: Connecting Your Spirituality With Your

Feb 25

1199 and Jim Kenney for Mayor of Philadelphia

At his first labor rally in his campaign for mayor, Jim Kenney gave a rousing speech to a packed hall at the politically powerful 1199 union hall. Kenney’s speech followed a very enthusiastic introduction

Feb 24

Workers Win at Walmart

In a surprising announcement last week, Walmart announced that they are raising the wages of half a million of their workers. This, after at least two decades of Walmart workers fighting for change at

Feb 23

2/20/2015: Acuff on Hartmann Discussing Right-wing Extremism

Here’s my 2.20.15 segment on Thom Hartmann’s The Big Picture Rumble talking about right-wing extremism in America. (My segment starts at the 2 minute, 17 second

Feb 6

Labor and Worker Pay in America

Economist David Cay Johnson just wrote a great article about shrinking wages for American workers. “This redistribution of national income away from labor and toward capital flows from policies initiated by President Ronald Reagan and

Jan 21

The State of the Union Speech

The President took on economic issues in the State of the Union speech, and finally stressed inequality in the country. While his policy initiatives were good as far as they went, the policies are

Jan 15
Seein’ The Hope

Seein’ The Hope

Wandering through the maze like corridors of a giant institution Built to relieve if not heal sick and dying poor people Talking to those used to, accustomed, to the poverty of the patients Those who do the

Dec 9

The Top .01 Percent are 220 Times Richer Than the Average American.

As I’ve been trying to document in this space, inequality has a dangerous and corrosive effect on our lives, our economy, our kids, and what’s left of our democracy. That inequality is also why

Nov 26

We are Sick of the Loss of Democracy

As an aging father I know for me there is nothing more important than taking care of my kids and giving them the best life possible. That does not include wealth. It does include

Nov 24

Don Blankenship Indicted

I am so excited, even ecstatic to read that a federal grand jury has indicted Don Blankenship, the CEO of Massey Energy, in the coal mining disaster that killed 29 miners in the Upper

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