“We have to fight together as union members and environmentalists to protect our rights, to protect our families and to protect our environment. These rights are fundamental to our democracy."
The 1.4 million friends and neighbors who make up the Sierra Club are dedicated to safe and healthy communities, smart energy solutions to combat climate change, and protecting the outdoor legacy of America’s wild places. Since 1892, the Sierra Club has been working to protect communities, wild places, and the planet itself. The Club is the largest and most influential grassroots environmental organization in the United States. And our founder, John Muir, appears on the back of the California quarter.
The Sierra Club together with the United Steelworkers formed the BlueGreen Alliance in 2006. But the Club’s support of workers’ rights dates back to the 1960s, when it joined workers to help pass the Occupational Safety and Health Act. In the 1970s and 1980s, the Sierra Club again joined forces with workers on successful campaigns to expose, disclose and clean up unsafe, toxic working and living conditions. Since the 1990s, the Sierra Club has fought alongside workers for fair trade laws that protect the environment and workers’ rights.
The Sierra Club works with the BlueGreen Alliance to advance clean energy jobs, protect workers’ health, and keep the environment safe for all. In addition, the Sierra Club believes workers with strong rights will ensure safe communities and a better environment, and we strongly support the BlueGreen Alliance’s efforts to preserve the rights of working people to organize and bargain for better working conditions and wages.