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The Southwest Workers’ Union (SWU) is an organization of low-income workers and families, community residents, and youth, united in one organizational struggle for worker rights, environmental justice and community empowerment.

Based in San Antonio, Texas, SWU empowers and organizes its 2,500 members through education, leadership development, and direct action. The aim is to build multi-generational grassroots power to create sustainable systemic change for social, economic, and environmental justice and to build the movement for dignity and justice.


La Misión

La Union de Trabajador@s del Suroeste (SWU) es una organización con 19 años organizando trabajadores de bajo-ingresos y familias, residentes comunitarios y jóvenes, unidos en una lucha por derechos laborales, justicia ambiental y empoderamiento comunitario.

SWU empodera y organiza sus 2,500 miembros por educación, desarrollo de liderazgo y acción directa. La meta es construir poder popular multi-generacional para crear cambio sistemático sostenible para justicia social, económica y ambiental y construir un movimiento por justicia y dignidad.




SWU in Action

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