EPA Workers’ Bill of Rights

EPA employees throughout the country are united behind the EPA Workers’ Bill of Rights. The principles embrace science, bolster working conditions, and deliver a fair contract that ensures EPA workers are able to carry out the agency’s mission to protect public health and the environment.

In the summer of 2020, we ratified a contract to begin to hold the agency accountable to these ideals. But our fight for a fair workplace and the principles in the EPA Workers’ Bill of Rights is far from over. Learn more about our values and sign the EPA Workers’ Bill of Rights.

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  1. The right to scientific integrity in EPA work.

  2. The right to enforce environmental laws without political interference.

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

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

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

  1. The right to whistleblower protections.

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

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

  4. The right to a hate-free and safe workplace.

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

Our Partners

See partners who have signed the EPA Workers’ Bill of Rights.

Endorsed by Members of Congress

See Members of Congress who’ve signed the Bill of Rights.

Representative A. Donald McEachin, D-VA

Representative Alan Lowenthal, D-CA

Representative Albio Sires, D-NJ

Representative Albio Sires, D-NJ

Representative Ann McLane Kuster, D-NH

Representative Bill Foster, D-IL

Representative Brad Schneider, D-IL

Representative Brendan Boyle, D-PA

Representative Brian Fitzpatrick, R-PA

Representative Dan Lipinski, D-IL

Representative Daniel T. Kildee, D-MI

Representative Darren Soto, D-FL

Representative David Price, D-NC

Representative Deb Haaland, D-NM

Representative Debbie Dingell, D-MI

Representative Don Beyer, D-VA

Representative Earl Blumenauer, D-OR

Representative Gerald E. Connolly, D-VA

Representative Jamie Raskin, D-MD

Representative Jan Schakowsky, D-IL

Representative Jason Crow, D-CO

Representative Jennifer Wexton, D-VA

Representative Joe Kennedy III, D-MA

Representative Joe Neguse, D-CO

Representative Juan Vargas, D-CA

Representative Mark Pocan, D-WI

Representative Mary Gay Scanlon, D-PA

Representative Nanette Barragan, D-CA

Representative Peter Welch, D-VT

Representative Pramila Jayapal, D-WA

Representative Raja Krishnamoorthi, D-IL

Representative Rashida Tlaib, D-MI

Representative Robin Kelly, D-IL

Representative Ruben Gallego, D-AZ

Representative Steve Cohen, D-TN

Representative Susan Wild, D-PA

Representative Ted Lieu, D-CA

Representative TJ Cox, D-CA

Representative Tony Cardenas, D-CA

Representative Yvette D. Clarke, D-NY

Senator Bernard Sanders, D-VT

Senator Chris Coons, D-DE

Senator Chris Van Hollen, D-MD

Senator Ed Markey, D-MA

Senator Elizabeth Warren, D-MA

Senator Gary Peters, D-MI

Senator Jeff Merkley, D-OR

Senator Richard Blumenthal, D-CT

Senator Tom Carper, D-DE

Endorse the EPA Workers’ Bill of Rights

The EPA Workers. Bill of Rights reflects what we do: we keep our air clean; we ensure that our water is safe to drink; we clean up our land so that we may live and work on it. Our fight for a fair contract is a fight to continue our mission to protect all Americans and preserve the soul of the EPA. Join the fight today and sign the Bill of Rights!


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