Stewart Acuff

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.

Jul 22

Henry Nicholas: Leavin’ Mississippi

The day the 17 year old Henry Nicholas decided to leave Mississippi the heat was a physical presence making every step an act of will, making each breath shallow. He had no place to

Jul 17

Unions on the March

District 1199C has just finished negotiating very tough contract re-openers in 38 of Philadelphia’s biggest and most important healthcare institutions. It was a fight President Henry Nicholas and the leadership of the union prepared

Jul 15

Germany: Highlights From the Winners’ Playbook

By Stewart Acuff and Elizabeth Arnold I’ll admit I caught World Cup fever. Today I woke up early and braved the crowd at Brandenburg Gate in hopes of a glimpse of the German team upon their

Jun 23

Unions Are Essential To Democracy

Excellent economist David Cay Johnston has just written a great article comparing inequality and the plight of working families coming out of the Great Depression to our era coming out of the Great Recession. “The 90

Jun 16

What Do We Make of Cantor’s Defeat?

I won’t pretend to have an authoritative answer for why Eric Cantor was defeated in Tuesday’s Republican primary. Right now I don’t think anyone clearly understands Virginia politics. But if Cantor isn’t right-wing enough for

Jun 12

Union or Bust!

Union or Bust! Christus and nurses go head to head on labor negotiations, again Written by Justin Horwath With some 40 years of organizing experience with various unions, Stewart Acuff isn’t one to pull punches. “We’re determined

Jun 10

Union Busting in New Mexico

I was recently in Santa Fe, New Mexico leading a bargaining campaign to keep a Texas corporation called Christus from busting the first healthcare union in the Southwestern United States. 1199NM in Santa Fe

Jun 2

Organizing Now

We’re focused on organizing all over America at 1199. And President Henry Nicholas is pushing growth and power. President Nicholas knows that we can’t grow our strength and bargaining power without organizing and growing our

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