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.
Heather Sorge2020-09-09T14:04:33-04:00September 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 [...]
Heather Sorge2020-08-13T12:19:27-04:00August 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 [...]
Heather Sorge2020-08-07T12:40:39-04:00August 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 [...]
Heather Sorge2020-07-21T20:09:04-04:00July 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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