Stop Silencing Workers

Member of Congress

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Frontline workers, who are disproportionately black, brown, low income, and/or women, are having their hours reduced, losing benefits, and even being fired for speaking out against unsafe work conditions that violate COVID-19 health guidelines.

We need warehouse employees, grocery store clerks, nurses, and other frontline workers to feel safe in alerting the public at large about potential dangers.

Right now, workers don’t feel safe. And the lack of legal protections and enforcement against employer retaliation leaves us all at risk.

I urge you to work with your colleagues to pass legislation to protect frontline workers. Please ensure the following protections are included in the bill:

  • Require employers to demonstrate just cause for all terminations. This should include explicit just cause protections for workers that refuse to work in unsafe conditions.

  • Allow workers to enforce their rights through a private right of action and whistleblower enforcement mechanisms to collect fines on behalf of all impacted workers and the government.

  • Establish greater privacy protections to restrict the use of surveillance technology in the workplace to ensure workers can freely exercise their right to organize and speak out, without fear of retaliation.

  • Set up a taskforce for essential workers to have a role in setting health and safety requirements at the federal level and within their workplaces.

Sign this petition to tell Congress to pass legislation to protect frontline workers from employer retaliation.


To: Member of Congress
From: [Your Name]

Frontline workers, who are disproportionately black, brown, low income, and/or women, are having their hours reduced, losing benefits, and even being fired for speaking out against unsafe work conditions that violate COVID-19 health guidelines.

We need warehouse employees, grocery store clerks, nurses, and other frontline workers to feel safe in alerting the public at large about potential dangers.

Right now, workers don’t feel safe. And the lack of legal protections and enforcement against employer retaliation leaves us all at risk.

I urge you to work with your colleagues to pass legislation to protect frontline workers. Please ensure the following protections are included in the bill:

Require employers to demonstrate just cause for all terminations. This should include explicit just cause protections for workers that refuse to work in unsafe conditions.

Allow workers to enforce their rights through a private right of action and whistleblower enforcement mechanisms to collect fines on behalf of all impacted workers and the government.

Establish greater privacy protections to restrict the use of surveillance technology in the workplace to ensure workers can freely exercise their right to organize and speak out, without fear of retaliation.

Set up a taskforce for essential workers to have a role in setting health and safety requirements at the federal level and within their workplaces.

Thank you.