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SWA Affiliates Across US South Support Striking Verizon Workers!

by May 12, 2016
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This week members of the Communication Workers of America (CWA) and International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers are heading into their second month on strike against the greedy Verizon corporation. These courageous 40,000 union members are on strike from Virginia to Massachusetts. In an outrageous move, on May 1 (May Day), Verizon Read more »

Southern Workers Assembly pledges solidarity with Verizon workers strike

by April 14, 2016
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Verizon workers helped the company make $39 billion in profits over the last three years—and $1.8 billion a month in profits over the first three months of 2016. But that’s not enough for Verizon. The company’s greed knows no bounds. While the company continues to demand working people give Read more »

Southern workers converge to organize the South

by March 21, 2016
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Southern workers converge to organize the South   Raleigh, N.C. — Longshore workers from Charleston, S.C. Hospital workers from El Paso, Texas. Diesel engine parts manufacturing workers from Rocky Mount, N.C. State mental health workers from Petersburg, Va. Farm workers, union organizing committees and social movement activists from 10 states Read more »

SWA Plans Southern Workers School in March – Help support this historic gathering!

by December 27, 2015
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SWA Plans Southern Workers School in March – Help support this historic gathering! On March 4-6, 2016, the Southern Workers Assembly (SWA) will hold the Southern Workers School in Raleigh, NC. This will be the first of an 8 session series of education, training and development of organizing tools to help Read more »

Low wage workers strike from coast to coast, across US South

by November 19, 2015
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A wave of strikes and protests by low-wage workers fighting for a $15 minimum hourly wage and a union swept the U.S. on Nov. 10, and made this the largest day of action ever as this movement enters its third year. From Boston to Los Angeles; Seattle to Chicago; New Read more »