Build Worker Power in the South - Join the Southern Workers Assembly
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. Learn more >>>
Solidarity with Bessemer, Alabama Amazon Workers!
Between Feb 8, and March 29, approximately 6,000 majority Black Amazon warehouse workers in Bessemer, Alabama will begin voting by mail on whether to be represented by the Retail, Wholesale Department Store Workers Union (RWDSU). Solidarity from every corner of the labor and progressive movement is needed now to support this historic struggle. Learn more >>>
Southern Workers Fight for Medicare for All
The Southern Workers Assembly is building a workers-led, Southern movement for Medicare for All. Learn more >>>
Safe Jobs Save Lives Campaign
Workers across the US South are on the move demanding workplace safety amidst the global COVID-19 pandemic. Southern workers also need a strategy and self-organization to secure any gains they make through collective action. Learn more >>>
Bessemer, Alabama Amazon Workers Fight to Win Union
Between Feb 8, and March 29, approximately 6,000 Amazon warehouse workers in Bessemer, Alabama will begin voting by mail on whether to be represented by the Retail, Wholesale Department Store Workers Union (RWDSU).
These predominantly Black workers who have in recent months formed the BAmazon Workers Union, are on the cusp of launching a history-changing workers organization against one of the biggest and most powerful transnational corporations in the world, and its super rich union busting owner, Jeff Bezos. In addition, these workers are standing up to the racist, anti-union laws that suppress labor across the South.
Solidarity from every corner of the labor and progressive movements is needed now to show the workers in Bessemer that they are not alone, that all eyes are on the historic struggle that they are leading. This is especially needed as Amazon ramps up their union-busting tactics.
A Workers Guide to Meatpacking | Una guía para trabajadores sobre la industria de productos cárnicos
A new booklet from the Southern Workers Assembly
⇒ Learn the facts and the fights across 16 southern states
⇒ Get the answers to ten basic questions about meat work in COVID time
Un nuevo folleto de la Asamblea de Trabajadores del Sur
⇒ Los hechos y las peleas en 16 estados del sur
⇒ Las respuestas a diez preguntas básicas sobre el trabajo de la carne en el tiempo de COVID
News & Updates
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...
SWA Plans Southern Workers School in March - Help support this historic gathering! On March 4-6, 2016, the Southern Workers Assembly (SWA) will hold the Southern Workers School in Raleigh, NC. This...
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...
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...
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....
Aug 9: All Out for Solidarity City! Workers Fighting To Organize the South! August 9 | 10am-5pm | 803 Harris St, Goldsboro, NC Visit the Facebook Event Page On Saturday, August 9 workers from across...
This statement is written in the build-up to a Southern-wide Mass Moral March, which is the 8th Annual Historic Thousands on Jones Street, on Saturday, February 8 in Raleigh, N.C. bringing together...
Southern Workers Assembly Salutes the November 4 Education Worker Walk-In's On Monday, November 4 thousands of teachers, bus drivers, housekeepers, kitchen and other education workers from several...