Enough is enough!

Nearly 100 unions and organizations in the environmental justice and climate action movements have joined together to demand the immediate production and distribution of PPE to healthcare workers.

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#United4Workers #PPEnow



About This Campaign

With a unified voice of labor, climate and environmental justice grassroots organizers, we demand the Trump administration take immediate action to invoke the Defense Production Act to order the production and release of personal protective equipment to healthcare workers NOW. 

Our Actions

Nearly 100 unions and organizations in the environmental justice and climate movements have written and signed this letter addressed to President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence demanding the urgent production and release of N95 masks and other personal protection equipment and supplies needed to help healthcare workers stay safe and alive on the job while they save the lives of others.


  • Who has authority to force companies to make PPE? The Trump administration by invoking the Defense Production Act. While Trump has ordered the DPA for the manufacturing of ventilators, he has not used it to its fullest authority. We are calling for him to take immediate action to produce much needed equipment and personal protective equipment (PPE) for our healthcare workers. 
  • In addition, roughly 40% of the N95 government stockpiled masks—an estimated 5 million of the 12 million to 13 million—are expired. As of early March, the Department of Health and Human Services estimated that the U.S. has only about 1% of the N95 masks it would need for a “full-blown” pandemic, which would require up to 3.5 billion N95 masks over a year. Even if the pandemic were less severe, tens of millions of masks would still be needed each month. Last month, Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar estimated a minimum of 300 million would be necessary.
  • It is estimated that the state of New York—the epicenter of the health crisis— currently at this time has only 25% of the N-95 masks needed. A survey of 213 cities by the US Conference of Mayors found that an alarming 91% of cities lack the masks needed for first responders and medical personnel, and 88% lack other necessary PPE. Taking action must happen now!

What You Can Do Right Now

  • Call on the Trump Administration to invoke the Defense Production Act to its fullest extent to include the immediate production and distribution of personal protective equipment to frontline healthcare workers NOW.

Signers of the Letter

  1. 1199SEIU United HealthCare Workers East
  3. 350 Philadelphia
  4. 350 Triangle 
  5. ActionAid USA
  6. Agricultural Missions, Inc
  7. Amalgamated Transit Union International
  8. American Federation of Government Employees Local 704
  9. American Federation of Teachers
  10. Anthropocene Alliance
  11. Asian Pacific Environmental Network
  12. Association of Flight Attendants-CWA
  13. Berkshire County Branch NAACP
  14. BlueGreen Alliance
  15. Brighter Green
  16. Colorado Call to Action
  17. CatholicNetwork.US
  18. Center for Biological Diversity
  19. Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL)
  20. Center For Sustainable Economy
  21. Climate Justice Alliance
  22. Communications Workers of America
  23. Connecticut Roundtable on Climate and Jobs
  24. Earth Ethics, Inc.
  25. Earth Ministry/Washington Interfaith Power & Light
  26. Earthworks
  27. Earthjustice
  28. EcoEquity,USA
  29. Ecology Center
  30. Endangered Species Coalition
  31. Energy Justice Network
  32. Environmental Defense Fund
  33. Fire Drill Fridays
  34. Former EPA Regional Administrator
  35. Fossil Free California
  36. FracTracker Alliance
  37. FreshWater Accountability Project Ohio
  38. Friends of the Earth US
  39. Georgia Stand-Up
  40. Greenpeace USA
  41. Health Care Without Harm
  42. Heirs To Our Oceans
  43. Indivisible
  44. Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy
  45. Institute for Policy Studies Climate Policy Program
  46. Labor Network for Sustainability
  47. League of Conservation Voters
  48. Maine AFL-CIO
  49. Maine Labor Group on Health
  50. Mothers Out Front 
  51. National Nurses United
  52. Natural Resources Defense Council
  53. National Wildlife Federation
  54. North Carolina Climate Justice Collective
  55. North Carolina WARN
  56. NextGen America
  57. Nuclear Information and Resource Service
  58. National Union of Hospital and Health Care Employees District 1199NM
  59. Ohio Interfaith Power & Light
  60. Oil Change International
  61. Oregon Physicians for Social Responsibility
  62. Partnership for Policy Integrity
  63. Partnership Project
  64. People’s Action
  65. Peoples Climate Movement
  66. Philly Transit Riders Union
  67. Physicians for Social Responsibility
  69. Public Citizen
  70. Rachel Carson Council
  71. Rainforest Action Network
  73. San Antonio Bay Estuarine Waterkeeper
  74. SanDiego350
  75. Service Employees International Union
  76. Sierra Club
  77. Sunrise Movement
  78. Sustainable Energy & Economy Network
  79. The Climate Center
  80. The Climate Mobilization
  81. The Climate Reality Project
  82. The Imani Group Inc
  83. The Post-Landfill Action Network
  84. The Rusty Anvil
  85. Tri-State Transportation Campaign
  86. Union of Concerned Scientists
  87. Unitarian Universalist Association
  89. United Electrical, Radio & Machine Workers of America (UE)
  90. United Food and Commercial Workers Local 21
  91. United We Dream
  92. Women’s Environment & Development Organization
  93. York University Canada

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