Organize the South!

The Southern Workers Assembly (SWA) is a network of local unions, worker organizations, and organizing committees, committed to building rank-and-file democratic social movement unionism in the South.

Southern Workers Fight for Medicare for All

The Southern Workers Assembly is building a workers-led, Southern movement for Medicare for All.

Learn more about the campaign and how to join the fight!

News & Updates

SWA Press Coverage

Our Southern Workers Assembly on Monday, September 3 was widely covered by news media outlets from around the world. We packed the house at a church that was said to hold 300. Everyone gave fiery, touching talks and brought to life the power of our Southern labor...

“They want to run us to death”

“They want to run us to death” Democrats will announce a pro-union platform in Charlotte -- but some convention workers say they're forgotten By Josh EidelsonFriday, Aug 24, 2012 In two weeks, Democrats will gather in Charlotte, N.C., and pledge once more to...

City Workers to Continue Protest Through DNC

by DIANNE GALLAGHER / NewsChannel 36 Staff Posted on August 20, 2012 CHARLOTTE, N.C. --  Sanitation workers picketing outside the Government Center Monday said they aren't letting the upcoming Democratic National Convention stop their weekly protests. About a dozen...

UE President Bruce Klipple

UE President Bruce Klipple's solidarity message from United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers of America (UE) for the Southern Workers Assembly, Sept. 3rd, 2012. Why attend the Southern Workers Assembly?