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909, 2020

Representative Norcross Discusses School Reopening With NJ Education Leaders

September 9th, 2020|Comments Off on Representative Norcross Discusses School Reopening With NJ Education Leaders

Heather Sorge, Campaign Organizer, Healthy Schools Now, WEC had an open conversation with Congressman Norcross to discuss school reopening and staff and student health and safety alongside Marie Blistan, President, NJEA, and Tina Dare, teacher [...]

609, 2020

Who needs unions, anyway? We all do. | Opinion

September 6th, 2020|Comments Off on Who needs unions, anyway? We all do. | Opinion

Child labor laws have been passed, a minimum wage has been set, overtime laws are in place, and there is a federal agency dedicated to occupational safety and health, OSHA. “So, what do we need [...]

1308, 2020

Back to School, or Something Like It: Local District Plans in a Pandemic

August 13th, 2020|Comments Off on Back to School, or Something Like It: Local District Plans in a Pandemic

‘If you want to do it, do it right’ Last month, in conjunction with the Coalition for Healthier Schools, the New Jersey Work Environment Council (WEC) issued “The Pandemic vs. Schools,” a national call to action emphasizing the [...]

708, 2020

Schools shouldn’t open unless they have effective plans to prevent infection | Opinion

August 7th, 2020|Comments Off on Schools shouldn’t open unless they have effective plans to prevent infection | Opinion

There have been nearly 5 million confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the United States, and this virus has no intention of going away anytime soon. As New Jersey plans to reopen schools, health and safety must [...]

2107, 2020

The risk of opening schools: Flexibility, planning needed

July 21st, 2020|Comments Off on The risk of opening schools: Flexibility, planning needed

With President Donald Trump calling for campuses to welcome students in the fall and numerous large school districts around the country announcing that online-only schooling will continue, risk management teams are grappling with how to [...]

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