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

Stand in Solidarity with the ILA

"At the last gathering of the Southern Workers Assembly in Charleston, SC on December 7-9, 2012, during the Southern Human Rights Organizing Conference, we resolved to stand in solidarity with the ILA in its negotiations for a fair contract for its more than 14,000...

Southern Workers Assembly 2012

The Southern Workers Assembly was held in Charlotte, NC on Sept. 3, 2012 and brought together more than 300 mainly rank-n-file workers from throughout the South that were members of trade unions, worker organizations, worker centers, loose groups of workers seeking to...

Statement of Solidarity from Eastern Region Executive Board

Greetings of Solidarity! We bring this exciting message following our historic Southern Workers Assembly on September 3rd - Labor Day in Charlotte, NC. Despite the criticisms voiced by many of the big unions against the Democratic Party holding its Democratic National...

Ninth Bi-Annual Southern Human Rights Organizers’ Conference

Join human rights and social justice activists, students, youth faith leaders, workers, and union leaders in Charleston! A two-part Southern Workers Assembly Strategic Planning meeting will be held at SHROC. This meeting will further tighten up the SWA and map out...