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1509, 2021

Job Posting: Policy & Advocacy Director

September 15th, 2021|Comments Off on Job Posting: Policy & Advocacy Director

The Work Environment Council of New Jersey, Inc. (WEC) is a coalition of 70 labor, community, and environmental organizations advocating for safe, secure jobs and a healthy, sustainable environment. WEC seeks an experienced Policy [...]

1208, 2021

New Jersey’s SDA districts set to open in ‘deplorable conditions.’ What you need to know

August 12th, 2021|Comments Off on New Jersey’s SDA districts set to open in ‘deplorable conditions.’ What you need to know

When Abraham Lincoln School in Garfield reopens in September, students will cram into a building constructed 50 years after the 16th president was assassinated and is showing its age: A sagging roof, water damage from [...]

1008, 2021

Back to School: Clean Air in Every School as COVID Resurges

August 10th, 2021|Comments Off on Back to School: Clean Air in Every School as COVID Resurges

As the new school year starts, the National Coalition for Healthier Schools, coordinated by Healthy Schools Network, is calling for critical and immediate actions and $75 Million in funding to rapidly expand EPA’s capacity to [...]

908, 2021

Schools are still unaware of dangers of mercury-tainted gym floors, advocates say

August 9th, 2021|Comments Off on Schools are still unaware of dangers of mercury-tainted gym floors, advocates say

"Heather Sorge is an organizer for Healthy Schools Now, a coalition under the umbrella of the New Jersey Work Environment Council. She said her organization has been advocating for stricter standards for years. The issue, [...]

408, 2021

As delta variant spreads, so does risk to workers

August 4th, 2021|Comments Off on As delta variant spreads, so does risk to workers

Employers fined for COVID-19 safety lapses as advocates see rising numbers of workplace deaths Cecelia Gilligan Leto often fields calls from workers concerned for their safety while they do their jobs. As project director for [...]

206, 2021

Press Statement: Jersey Renews Thanks Sen. Loretta Weinberg for Supporting Full Transit Funding & An End to Clean Energy Fund Raids

June 2nd, 2021|Comments Off on Press Statement: Jersey Renews Thanks Sen. Loretta Weinberg for Supporting Full Transit Funding & An End to Clean Energy Fund Raids

Sen. Loretta Weinberg issued the below statement in support of full funding for New Jersey Transit and an end to Clean Energy Fund raids. (The full statement can also be viewed here.) The full FY22 [...]

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