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February 2017

Extreme Inequality in NJ

By | February 24th, 2017|Categories: Highlights|

As many Americans are painfully aware, income inequality in the United States today is extreme and growing exponentially. In fact, as of 2014, the top CEOs takes home 844 times what the average worker [...]

Mercury Flooring Issue

By | February 23rd, 2017|Categories: Highlights|

The New Jersey Education Association, New Jersey Work Environment Council (WEC) and Healthy Schools Now coalition recently released a report Health and Safety Guide: Mercury Hazard in Schools from Rubber-Like Polyurethane Floors. Written by [...]

EPA’s First Ten TSCA Chemicals for Review: Part Four

By | February 21st, 2017|Categories: Highlights|

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is exercising their new authority under the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act, which amended the outdated (and ineffective) Toxic Substance Control Act (TSCA). [...]

EPA’s First Ten TSCA Chemicals Review: Part Three

By | February 17th, 2017|Categories: Highlights|

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is exercising their new authority under the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act, which amended the outdated (and ineffective) Toxic Substance Control Act (TSCA). [...]

EPA’s First Ten TSCA Chemicals Review: Part Two

By | February 16th, 2017|Categories: Highlights|

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is exercising their new authority under the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act, which amended the outdated (and ineffective) Toxic Substance Control Act (TSCA). [...]

Connecting With Labor on Climate Change

By | February 9th, 2017|Categories: Highlights|

WEC recently helped launch Jersey Renews, a coalition of labor, community, environmental and faith based organizations pushing for stronger climate policies here in NJ. It's heartening to see Labor Education & Research Now at Rutgers University [...]

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