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The labor and environmental movements are organizing together to ensure that this work is not only building a cleaner future, but also building economic opportunity in the form of good, union jobs.


Workers Rights and our shared environment

Protecting and strengthening the right of workers to organize is not something usually seen as a priority of environmentalists and environmental organizations, but it ought to be. Not only are these movements inextricably linked, but we are more powerful and are more able to create meaningful change for all working people when we stand together.

Testimony on HB352: 2 Crew Members on Freight Trains

Train derailments are not uncommon in Maryland, and many of our rail lines parallel rivers or run through communities. HB 492 will help create safer working conditions for rail workers, improve the safety of communities living near rail lines, and protect the environment by limiting the likelihood of a derailment and subsequent explosion or spill.