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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.

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

Georgia Teamster sanitation workers organize and vote to strike

Sanitation workers in McDonough, Ga., walk out By Dianne Mathiowetz on April 28, 2013 An important labor strike is happening in McDonough, Ga., just south of Atlanta. Workers at Republic Services/Allied Waste are members of Teamsters Local 728 who won their election...

SWA Stands with Exploited Filipino Workers in Louisiana

On November 16, 2012, three Filipino “guestworkers” were killed in an explosion while working for Black Elk Energy Company in Louisiana waters. These workers were lured to Louisiana with the offer of employer-provided housing and high wages, but arrived to live and...

Charlotte, N.C., city workers win important victory

By Dante Strobino on January 22, 2013 The City Council in Charlotte, N.C., voted 6-5 on Jan. 14 to approve payroll dues deduction for all five city worker unions with no membership restrictions. Charlotte will join three other North Carolina cities, Raleigh, Durham...

ILA Leaders Featured on Radio Free Georgia

The East Coast dock workers' struggle for a fair contract will be featured this afternoon on Radio Free Georgia's The Labor Forum. Listen today, Dec 26 at 4:30pm Eastern time to WRFG at 89.3FM or at http://www.wrfg.org/. Today's guest will be Ken Riley of...