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1807, 2017

Remembering Jamie Hoyt: Fallen Worker

July 18th, 2017|0 Comments

On November 30, 2012 Jamie Hoyt, a resident of Bogata New Jersey, and two other Labor Ready temporary workers were moving racks of computers out of a Verizon facility in Pearl River, New York. [...]

1307, 2017

WEC Statement On Governor Christie’s Conditional Veto of S806

July 13th, 2017|0 Comments

Gov. Christie has conditionally vetoed the Oil Train Safety bill (S806/A2463). This conditional veto puts fence line communities and first responders at risk by continuing to deny them access to information about rail hazards [...]

2506, 2017

Seeking Rising Stars

June 25th, 2017|0 Comments

In 2016, WEC was very pleased to honor two remarkable leaders with our Rising Star Award, a new honor intended to recognize outstanding new leaders from labor, environmental and community organizations. Our inaugural recipients [...]

1306, 2017

Heat Wave Prompts Early School Dismissals

June 13th, 2017|0 Comments

  In Plainfield, school’s out early. “It’s good because if we stayed there we would be sweating and melt or something,” said second grader Keyly Portillo. Sweat hardly describes it for Portillo. Mercury reached [...]

1206, 2017

Unacceptable! Poor N.J. schools close because of heat wave

June 12th, 2017|0 Comments

Thermometers are rising and more than 20,000 students in public schools in Plainfield, Trenton, and other districts throughout the state are being sent home early over the next two days. With the pressure of [...]

2305, 2017

Asbestos and Lead — Two Deadly Threats that Must Both Be Eliminated

May 23rd, 2017|0 Comments

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has named asbestos as a priority chemical to be evaluated for risk, yet at the same time, asbestos inspections at schools are being eliminated, supposedly due to budget [...]

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