Stewart Acuff

Mar 21

The Commonwealth Foundation wants to kill our middle class

The opinion piece by Elizabeth Stelle of the Commonwealth Foundation is full of the lies and half-truths characteristic of the radical right-wing. Keystone Progress and The Center for Media and Democracy recently released a report

Mar 19

Where Have I Heard This Before?

The radical right-wing Republicans are back to their old racist tactics, the same kind of tactics that Nixon, Reagan, and southern white evangelicals and others have used over the years to rally their base.

Mar 18

British Labour Political Leader Tony Benn Has Died

Brilliant, vocal, committed, unwavering, principled Labour Party leader of Britain Tony Benn has died. ¬†Britain’s daily newspaper The Guardian has reported his death. First becoming a Labour Party Member of Parliament in 1950, he

Mar 13

Henry Nicholas and Real Education at Penn

Last Thursday night 1199 President Henry Nicholas and Executive Vice Presidents Chris Woods and John Hump spoke and had a sometimes heated discussion with The University of Pennsylvania Government and Politics Association (Penn GPA).

Mar 10

March on Capitol in Tennessee on Tuesday

Tomorrow Tennessee progressives and people of good will and movement organizations will march on their state Capitol in Nashville in a very broad based demand for living wages, a broadening democracy, and better public

Mar 5

Mobilizing in the Streets!

Riding on our justice bus from Pittsburgh to Philly as I write this. The Service Employee Union mobilized thousands of their members and activists, other unions including us from 1199, clergy, and all kinds

Mar 3

Koch brothers, Pennsylvania, and a Victory of Sorts

When the year began, the Koch boys and the radical right-wing Republicans in the Pennsylvania state legislature had a plan to quick hit the labor movement with their legislation to deny dues deduction to

Feb 28

Investing in Organizing

It is a busy season and year for 1199, the National Union of Hospital and Healthcare Employees and it’s president, the iconic Henry Nicholas. We are trying to provide some leadership to the fight

Feb 27

I Apologize for the VW Blog

I am so sorry for my VW blog where I quoted The National Report today. I humbly apologize. I was pranked, but I should have caught it. The quote from Bernd Osterloh, who is

Feb 27

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