Stewart Acuff

May 1

Happy May Day!!

Happy May Day!! Today is the real workers’ day celebrated around the world as May Day!! Today let us honor our martyrs like Dr. King, Cesar Chavez, Walter Reuther, and every worker who’s ever fought

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

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 20

New Documentary About Organizing and Mobilizing Farm Workers

My great friends at the Coalition of Immokalee Workers, including Greg Asbed, who’ve been organizing farm workers in South Florida just released a documentary called “Food Chains.” The doc exposes the poverty and suffering of

May 16

What Unions Mean to My Family

Bobby Emery, Jr. is a union electrician and someone I’ve worked with for ten years. His 17 year old son Bradley Emery wrote “What Unions Mean to My Family” and I wanted to share it with

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

Dec 18

The New Agenda of the Radical Right-wing Republican Party

Seems like it was just weeks, maybe months ago that today’s Radical Right-wing Republican Party’s agenda was to cut the Big 3: Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid. And surely those right-wingers continue to want

Aug 28

Winning the Debate on Fox

Even in control of the microphones, cameras, and questions, we can win the debate on Fox News and Fox Business on their own turf! We can get them on the facts and on the

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