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 11

Obama Blasts Scott Walker for Signing Anti-Union Right to Work for less bill

We know right to work is bad for workers. The 11 bottom states in wages in America are right to work states. When we were trying to stop right to work in Oklahoma, we

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

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

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