Stewart Acuff

Mar 18

The Illinois Governor’s Assault on Unions

You would have to know the Illinois labor movement and the Chicago Federation of Labor to fully understand the seriousness of the new governor’s assault on organized labor. Gov. Bruce Rauner wants to ban public

Mar 2

Inequality, the Fight in Philadelphia, 1199 and Henry Nicholas

Three of the most crucial policies to reduce inequality in America and restore a middle class economy are the right to vote, the right to form unions and bargain collectively, and the fight for

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

Oct 20

No Wonder Right-wingers Want to Blame Teachers

No wonder radical right-wing Republicans like Gov. Corbett in Pennsylvania want to blame teachers for problems in public education. They don’t want to admit that state education funding is lower than it was before the

Oct 9

Pa. Government Assaults School Teachers

The chair of the Philadelphia School Reform Committee (SRC) appointed by far and radical right-wing Gov. Corbett activated “its nuclear option and [canceled] its teachers’ contract” with the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers. It is probably

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 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

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