In 1979, Environmental Protection Agency professionals organized for a voice at work with ESC Local 20. Today, over 300 Environmental Scientists, Life Scientists, Environmental Engineers and other professional and technical classifications at the EPA Region 9 are represented by ESC Local 20. The first contract included a sabbatical leave provision believed to be the first of its kind in any Federal Labor Agreement.

Professionals represented by this contract are part of the Union’s Government, Administrative, Technical Unit.