While the world is focused on containing a public health crisis, the Trump Administration is pushing through massive rollbacks to environmental protections that put public health at increased risk. This New York Times headline is confounding: E.P.A., Citing Coronavirus, Drastically Relaxes Rules for Polluters. From car emissions to factory waste, they’re giving free reign to polluters under the guise of emergency responsiveness. That’s a farce. And to top it all off, they’re punishing the very workers whose job it is to protect our environment: civil servants at the EPA.

In light of the relentless attacks by the Administration, which began long before COVID-19, EPA employees around the country are joining together to articulate a bold new vision for an EPA Workers’ Bill of Rights that embraces science, bolsters working conditions, and delivers a fair contract that ensures EPA workers are able to carry out the agency's mission to protect public health and tackle climate change.

We employees at EPA have committed our careers to protecting human health and the environment. Our fight for a fair contract is a fight to continue our mission to protect all Americans and preserve the soul of the EPA.

The health and future of our country and planet depend on it.

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The right to scientific integrity in EPA work.

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The right to enforce environmental laws without political interference. 

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The right to a fully-funded EPA budget and full staffing levels.

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The right to an end of lockouts caused by US government shutdowns.

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The right to work on control of greenhouse gases, to discuss solutions to climate change, and to conduct climate change research.  

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The right to whistleblower protections.

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The right to work-life balance that fosters productivity and sustainability.

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The right to a fair contract that is collectively-bargained.

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The right to a hate-free and safe workplace.

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The right to protect human health and the environment, to protect environmental justice communities, and to work without fear of reprisal.

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MEMBERS OF CONGRESS SUPPORT THE EPA WORKERS' BILL OF RIGHTS

Representative Nanette Barragan, D-CA

Representative Don Beyer, D-VA

Representative Earl Blumenauer, D-OR

Senator Richard Blumenthal, D-CT

Representative Brendan Boyle, D-PA

Representative Tony Cardenas, D-CA

Senator Tom Carper, D-DE

Representative Yvette D. Clarke, D-NY

Representative Steve Cohen, D-TN

Representative Gerald E. Connolly, D-VA

Senator Chris Coons, D-DE

Representative Jason CrowD-CO

Representative TJ CoxD-CA

Representative Madeleine DeanD-PA

Representative Debbie Dingell, D-MI

Representative Brian Fitzpatrick, R-PA

Representative Bill Foster, D-IL

Representative Ruben Gallego, D-AZ

Representative Deb Haaland, D-NM

Senator Chris Van Hollen, D-MD

Representative Pramila Jayapal, D-WA

Representative Robin Kelly, D-IL

Representative Joe Kennedy IIID-MA

Representative Daniel T. Kildee, D-MI

Representative Raja Krishnamoorthi, D-IL

Representative Ann McLane Kuster, D-NH

Representative Conor LambD-PA

Representative Andy LevinD-MI

Representative Ted LieuD-CA

Representative Dan Lipinski, D-IL

Representative Alan Lowenthal, D-CA

Senator Ed Markey, D-MA

Representative A. Donald McEachin, D-VA

Senator Jeff MerkleyD-OR

Representative Joe Neguse, D-CO

Senator Gary Peters, D-MI

Representative Mark Pocan, D-WI

Representative David PriceD-NC

Representative Jamie Raskin, D-MD

Senator Bernard Sanders, D-VT

Representative Jan Schakowsky, D-IL

Representative Mary Gay Scanlon, D-PA

Representative Brad Schneider, D-IL

Representative Albio SiresD-NJ

Representative Haley StevensD-MI

Representative Darren Soto, D-FL

Representative Rashida TlaibD-MI

Representative Juan Vargas, D-CA

Representative Jennifer Wexton, D-VA

Representative Peter Welch, D-VT

Representative Susan Wild, D-PA

Senator Elizabeth Warren, D-MA