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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.

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News & Updates

Mississippi union organizers at Nissan vow to fight on

Mississippi union organizers at Nissan vow to fight on Company threatened workers By Martha Grevatt posted on August 9, 2017 In July, union organizers at the Canton, Miss., Nissan vehicle assembly plant took a historic step toward becoming the first unionized plant of...

SWA Summer 2017 Newsletter

In This Edition: Mississippi auto workers on road to historic union vote Southern Workers School converges in Atlanta to "build cadre" to organize the South HEALTH CARE IN CRISIS - Emergency: Dead on Arrival in Georgia United Campus Workers Fights Massive Plan to...

With FLOC’s help, Sweet Potato Farmworkers Win a Union Contract

In 2014, four members of FLOC courageously spoke out against issues at Burch Farms in Faison North Carolina, exposing violations that many of their coworkers were too afraid to speak about. They filed a lawsuit for multiple types of wage theft and other labor...

Virginia Workers Push Back Right-To-Work (for less) at Voting Booth

By Southern Workers Assembly On November 8, a ballot initiative that would have put the state’s right-to-work (for less) status in the state constitution was defeated in Virginia thus securing an important victory for poor and working people everywhere. If approved,...