Morale slumps inside Sierra Club

By Robin Bravender | 05/30/2024 01:18 PM EDT

‘Dismay and distrust’ has hit the environmental group, which is laying off staff again.

illustration of people in an office carrying their belongings looking sad


Morale has taken a dive at the Sierra Club as the green group lays off employees for the second time in a little more than a year.

Leaders of the environmental organization officially announced the latest round of employee layoffs last week, saying staff cuts were needed to bring expenses in line with revenue. The group said it planned to reduce its current workforce by about 10 percent.

The details are still being hammered out as Sierra Club’s management negotiates with union representatives and as some employees weigh whether to accept voluntary separation incentives offered by the group.


Meanwhile, morale has plummeted as staffers await news about whether they’ll keep their jobs, according to Sierra Club employees, some of whom say recurring rounds of layoffs are making it harder for the national green group to accomplish its mission.