Dan Fatton

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About Dan Fatton

WEC Director. Advocate for climate, peace, equality, democracy. Lover of bikes, beaches, food and mostly, family. Jersey native, world traveled.

WEC and Teamsters Local 877 Put the City of Linden on Notice: Stop Endangering Residents and Violating Federal Law

Mayor Derek Armstead of the City of Linden, NJ has failed to carry out his legal responsibility under federal law for ensuring that the public has access to an up-to-date Emergency Response Plan (ERP) in the event of a chemical fire, explosion or other toxic emergency. Today, Teamsters Local 877 and NJ Work Environment Council [...]

By | October 5th, 2016|Highlights, Press Releases|0 Comments

Environmental Justice Climate Policy Event

WEC recently partnered with Greenfaith, Environment New Jersey, and the New Jersey Environmental Justice Alliance to host a lunch and learn at the Ironbound Community Corporation in Newark. More than 35 grassroots leaders participated in the meeting and ensuing discussion. Aaron Jones of 32BJ SEIU gave an overview of the NY Renews initiative, a broad-based [...]

By | September 27th, 2016|Highlights, WEC in the News|0 Comments

WEC Launches Campaign to Address Runaway Inequality

For Immediate Release, September 26, 2016 The New Jersey Work Environment Council (WEC) is pleased to announce our new campaign to address Runaway Inequality. In partnership with The Labor Institute, NJEA and New Jersey Policy Perspective, WEC is launching a campaign aimed at addressing and reversing the outsized influence of corporations and ending the financial [...]

By | September 26th, 2016|Press Releases|0 Comments

2016 WEC Awards Dinner Honoree Bios

WEC is pleased and honored to recognize five outstanding leaders at our 2016 Awards Dinner, which will also serve as our 30th Anniversary Celebration. http://njwec.idealimageconsulting.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/colandusfrancis-e1477621617234.png Colandus “Kelly” Francis, President, Camden County Branch of the National Association of the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Colandus "Kelly" Francis is President [...]

By | September 25th, 2016|Uncategorized|2 Comments

New OSHA Silica Standard Must be Enforced

Right in the shadow of the New Jersey Statehouse, the workers were dry cutting the sidewalk concrete, unwittingly putting themselves and the public in danger. Silica exposure impacts thousands of workers; in New Jersey more than 150,000 work in construction, but those who work with glass, pottery, jewelry and even dentistry might be impacted. Full [...]

By | August 8th, 2016|Highlights, Opinion Pieces|0 Comments

Labor, environmental and community organizations join Senator Weinberg calling for oil train bill

Legislators and an alliance of concerned groups rallied to call for passage of legislation that would require transparency so the public would know about high hazard cargoes traveling through their communities. "The costs of a potential disaster are astronomically high and the rail car companies are not currently required to prove they have insurance coverage [...]

By | July 30th, 2016|Highlights, Press Releases|0 Comments

Worker Safety Deserves More Attention

Every day 12 people leave but don't come back to their loved ones. Yet, often these personal disasters and tragedies could have been avoided if safety on the job actually was the priority. "Our goal is to eliminate these tragedies, so that workers stop coming home injured, unable to work and forced into poverty, or [...]

By | April 18th, 2016|Highlights, Opinion Pieces|0 Comments