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.
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 [...]
Nora Langweiler2019-08-28T11:29:48-04:00August 26th, 2019|Comments Off on Governor Murphy Signs Two Bills To Protect First Responders
The “Thomas P. Canzanella 21st Century First Responders Protection Act”, named after the Professional Firefighter Association of New Jersey former President Thomas Canzanella who worked on the 9/11 “pile” and passed in June 2007, will [...]
Debra Coyle2019-08-08T10:22:48-04:00August 2nd, 2019|Comments Off on Our children are being exposed to mercury in schools. We need to act.
Floors emitting mercury vapor have now been found in several school districts in New Jersey. Schools have been using rubber-like polyurethane floors since the 1960s. Some of these floors, installed as late as 2006, contain phenyl [...]
Debra Coyle2019-07-24T10:25:43-04:00July 24th, 2019|Comments Off on NJ to regulate school floor manufacturers after mercury vapors discovered
Gym floor and school track manufacturers for schools will face tighter regulations, after the discovery of mercury-tainted fumes closed gymnasiums in districts across the state This month, the New Jersey Schools Development Authority reported it would, [...]