Stewart Acuff

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

Nov 17

Election Results

Though it’s been a week or so since the election, I’ve still been processing the results in my head. I talked about them on the Thom Hartmann show and a couple different radio shows.

Oct 28

Organizing: When We Unite, We Win

We just closed a very exciting national convention of 1199 National Union of Hospital and Healthcare Employees. The convention opened with a dynamic video of President Henry Nicholas’ 50 year history as an organizer, leader

Oct 15

Who Leads the Labor Movement?

Who Leads the Labor Movement? There would not be an American labor movement without leaders at the worksite–the stewards, activists, rank and file leaders who represent union members on the job, who enforce the contract,

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

Oct 1

The Legend: President Henry Nicholas

President Nicholas led the first strike of hospital workers in America–45 days in 1959 in New York citywide. He was so committed to victory he slept in the headquarters throughout the strike, showing his

Sep 30

Organizing Must Be Intensified

All of us union members and social, political, and environmental activists sometimes get tired. We grow weary in our central fight to save democracy in America, to grow our power to create a more

Sep 29

Henry Nicholas: A Story of Leadership, Vision, Courage & Compassion

President Henry Nicolas stands as an icon and a hero of America’s struggle for justice for the last 50 years. But it wasn’t always the case. Born on a cotton plantation in Mississippi, the son

May 2

We Must Organize Immigrants

I know that you and everyone else reading this supports progressive immigration reform. We all support workers rights and know that the right of all workers are inextricably connected–especially by labor markets that more

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