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Walter Diaz

Occupational Health & Safety Trainer

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About Walter

Walter’s very first job was as an organizer and canvasser with NJACORN as a teen. Since then he has worked in diverse settings and professional fields including education, construction, and customer service, all the while remaining active in his community advocating for various causes. Walter has formed part of various organizations creating opportunities for fair housing,  environmental justice, and community health in the city of Newark. After successfully running city-wide campaigns including a municipal council candidate slate, policy ballot initiatives, and demonstrations, the city of Newark has one of the strongest rent ordinances on the east coast and is currently undergoing city-wide lead water service line replacements. Walter has now joined WEC as an Occupational Health & Safety Trainer with the objective of continuing WEC’s work in protecting the lives of workers across the state.