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.

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News & Updates

SWA Affiliates Across US South Support Striking Verizon Workers!

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...

Southern Workers Assembly pledges solidarity with Verizon workers strike

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...

Southern workers converge to organize the South

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...

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

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...

S.W.A. Supports Days of Grace

Days of Grace March and Rally Charleston, S.C. www.daysofgracecharleston.org Labor Day Weekend September 5, 9:00am: National Mass March & Rally Southern Workers Assembly Meeting: 12:30pm (immediately following the march) at ILA local 1422 Union hall 1142 Morrison...