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WEC Divests from Wall Street

WEC Divests from Wall Street In 1981, the Reagan administration enacted a slew of financial deregulations and tax reforms which made private equity and hedge fund activity significantly more profitable. This included cutting the tax on capital gains, and legalizing stock buybacks – a practice previously considered illegal stock manipulation. In 1982, U.S. Secretary [...]

By |2018-03-30T11:33:42-04:00March 28th, 2018|Highlights|Comments Off on WEC Divests from Wall Street

Public Need Over Corporate Greed at Rutgers University

Public education is under attack, including at higher education institutions; at Rutgers University, tuition is increasing, our professors and campus workers are paid less, and top administrators seem to be the only ones benefiting. Join the New Jersey Work Environment Council, Rutgers United Students Against Sweatshops, and other partners on December 16, 2017 to engage in [...]

By |2017-12-05T11:58:38-04:00November 6th, 2017|Highlights|Comments Off on Public Need Over Corporate Greed at Rutgers University

HPAE Runaway Inequality Trainings

Working people can't seem to get ahead. As we watch the news, organize and engage around issues in our communities, it becomes more apparent that we are operating in a rigged economy, which works for a privileged few. Unfortunately, Wall Street's power and influence thwarts progress on our most basic needs, on issues like public [...]

By |2017-10-13T15:42:48-04:00October 13th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on HPAE Runaway Inequality Trainings

Apply Now to Help Build a Movement!

Working people can’t seem to get ahead. As we watch the news, engage in our communities, and organize around our respective issues, it becomes more and more apparent that we are operating in a rigged economy, which works for the privileged few. Wall Street’s power and influence continues to thwart progress on our most [...]

By |2017-08-01T17:25:44-04:00August 1st, 2017|Highlights|Comments Off on Apply Now to Help Build a Movement!

Public Bank Event: Friday, May 5

As the gross inequality between the top 1/10th of 1% and ordinary working people worsens, our state and municipal governments often turn to privatization to combat budget shortfalls due to shrinking tax bases. These efforts often put control of public services in disadvantaged neighborhoods into the hands of corporations, and only offer a short-term [...]

By |2017-04-26T16:19:34-04:00April 26th, 2017|Highlights|Comments Off on Public Bank Event: Friday, May 5

Public Need Over Corporate Greed Training

The Public Need over Corporate Greed campaign presumes that fundamental social change, in New Jersey and elsewhere, can only be achieved if workers, communities, and environmental organizations join forces to combat big moneyed special interests and corporate power. We are excited to announce that we have now trained 45 trainers who are prepared to educate [...]

By |2017-03-22T17:27:48-04:00March 22nd, 2017|Highlights|Comments Off on Public Need Over Corporate Greed Training

Extreme Inequality in NJ

As many Americans are painfully aware, income inequality in the United States today is extreme and growing exponentially. In fact, as of 2014, the top CEOs takes home 844 times what the average worker makes. And New Jersey is no stranger to the effects of runaway inequality, according to a recent story on WNYC, [...]

By |2017-02-24T17:57:03-04:00February 24th, 2017|Highlights|Comments Off on Extreme Inequality in NJ

Seeking: Movement Builders

Congratulations to the first round of trainers to complete the Public Need over Corporate Greed trainer apprenticeship program! Over the course of two days, more than 30 participants discussed movement building, the economics of both social and income inequality, and the concrete steps we can take to build a more equitable economy which works for [...]

By |2017-02-07T01:11:15-04:00February 6th, 2017|Highlights|Comments Off on Seeking: Movement Builders

Let’s Build A Movement

Working people can’t seem to get ahead. As we watch the news, engage in our communities, and organize around our respective issues, it becomes more and more apparent that we are operating in a rigged economy, which works for a privileged few. Wall Street’s power and influence continues to thwart progress on our most [...]

By |2017-01-06T02:01:27-04:00January 5th, 2017|Highlights|Comments Off on Let’s Build A Movement

Strengthening Protections for Workers Against Wage Theft

Since 1986, the Work Environment Council of New Jersey has fought for safe, secure jobs and a healthy sustainable environment. We’ve spent years working to link workers, communities, and environmental activists through training, grassroots organizing, and policy campaigns. First and foremost, WEC is concerned with public health and the well-being of workers. But it’s important [...]

By |2016-12-15T18:38:35-04:00December 14th, 2016|Highlights|Comments Off on Strengthening Protections for Workers Against Wage Theft