An alliance of 70 labor, community, & environmental organizations
Working together for safe, secure jobs, and a healthy, sustainable environment. WEC links workers, communities, and environmentalists through training, technical assistance, grassroots organizing, and public policy campaigns to promote dialogue, collaboration, and joint action.
A house in New Jersey destroyed by Superstorm Sandy. This coming October 29th will mark the seventh anniversary of Hurricane Sandy. We can all remember the fear and anxiety that gripped communities [...]
Norah Langweiler2019-10-09T06:09:11-04:00October 9th, 2019|Comments Off on Murphy Answers Critics, Lays out Plan to Get Lead Out of Schools
As worries over lead in drinking water continue to dominate, Gov. Phil Murphy announced a multi-pronged program Monday to bolster the state’s response to specifically addressing the existence of lead in public schools’ water. The [...]
Norah Langweiler2019-09-27T11:22:15-04:00September 27th, 2019|Comments Off on New Jersey Policy Perspective issues new report on EDA as progressive groups announce tax incentive reform agenda
New Jersey advocates, community organizations and workers collectively demanded today that the Legislature pass meaningful reforms to the state’s economic incentives program following the release of a new report that found that New Jersey saw [...]
Norah Langweiler2019-09-27T11:19:39-04:00September 27th, 2019|Comments Off on Asw. Pinkin and Asm. Karabinchak Celebrate “National Drive Electric Week” in Edison with Electric Car Show of the Future
Edison, NJ — Assemblywoman Nancy Pinkin and Assemblyman Robert Karabinchak joined with Environment New Jersey Research & Policy Center and Jersey Renews to take electric car — and the promise of a zero carbon transportation [...]
Debra Coyle2019-09-19T02:47:34-04:00September 19th, 2019|Comments Off on It’s Outrageous that NJ Gives Tax Incentives to Companies that Exploit Workers
The warehouse sector that supports the multibillion dollar e-commerce economy is booming. New Jersey shouldn’t give tax breaks to corporations that exploit the warehouse workers who make it happen. There are major problems with [...]
Debra Coyle2019-09-13T11:40:29-04:00September 13th, 2019|Comments Off on Weinberg Urges NJ Transit to Expedite Transition to Electric Bus Fleet
TRENTON– Senate Majority Leader Loretta Weinberg (D-Bergen) today joined transit advocates and environmentalists in urging New Jersey Transit to expedite conversion to an electric bus fleet. “Cutting vehicle emissions is critical to the fight against [...]
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