Dan Fatton

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About Dan Fatton

WEC Director. Advocate for climate, peace, equality, democracy. Lover of bikes, beaches, food and mostly, family. Jersey native, world traveled.

Training Opportunities

WEC offers quality, interactive training using a participatory methodology that encourages problem-solving and critical thinking to address important health and safety issues in the workplace. WEC invites you to participate in two programs in September. Reduce Injury and Illness and Improve Workplace Health Training Program Thursday, September 21 8:30 AM - 1:00 [...]

By | August 29th, 2017|Highlights|0 Comments

State Rejects 95% of Emergent Repairs in SDA School Buildings

After taking nearly a year to review 429 applications for so-called "emergent" (urgently needed) facilities repairs submitted by 23 former Abbott districts, the NJ Department of Education (NJDOE) has approved state funding for only 15, or 5%, of the repairs. Education Law Center and the Healthy Schools Now (HSN) coalition of the NJ Work [...]

By | August 22nd, 2017|Highlights, Press Releases|1 Comment

Offshore Wind Proponents Voice Support in Atlantic City

  In August 2010, Gov. Chris Christie signed the Offshore Wind Development Act and promised a commitment to offshore wind development in New Jersey. Seven years later, proponents of wind energy say the time for stalling is over. “For too many years, mid-August has become a bittersweet anniversary for New Jersey,” said Doug O’Malley, [...]

By | August 17th, 2017|Highlights, WEC in the News|0 Comments

Time for Turbines

  For Immediate Release: August 16, 2017 Contact:  Dan Fatton, NJ Work Environment Council, 908-303-4546 Norah Langweiler, NJ Work Environment Council, 609-214-5110 Diverse Leaders Note Potential of Offshore Wind for New Jersey's Energy Future     Atlantic City, NJ - More than 60 people gathered at the Atlantic County Utilities Authority Wastewater Treatment Plant in [...]

By | August 16th, 2017|Press Releases|0 Comments

Establish A Public Bank: Keep Wall Street Away From Our Tax Dollars!

Wall Street’s power and influence often thwarts progress on a range of social policies, putting corporate greed ahead of public need. Yet, the state of New Jersey deposits billions of dollars in public money and taxpayer dollars with Wall Street banks, which have little incentive to invest in New Jersey’s families or communities. These [...]

By | August 2nd, 2017|Petitions|0 Comments

Christie Vetoes Oil Train Bill

  Gov. Chris Christie refused to sign a bill Thursday that would provide local emergency responders with more information on the scores of trains hauling volatile crude oil through New Jersey, saying it could become a security threat. The measure, which was supported by firefighters, labor groups and environmentalists, required rail companies hauling hazardous materials to provide [...]

By | July 14th, 2017|Highlights, WEC in the News|0 Comments

Seeking Rising Stars

In 2016, WEC was very pleased to honor two remarkable leaders with our Rising Star Award, a new honor intended to recognize outstanding new leaders from labor, environmental and community organizations. Our inaugural recipients were Nicole Scott-Harris & Reynalda Cruz. We hope to recognize additional Rising Stars in 2017, but we need help identifying [...]

By | June 25th, 2017|Highlights|0 Comments

Heat Wave Prompts Early School Dismissals

  In Plainfield, school’s out early. “It’s good because if we stayed there we would be sweating and melt or something,” said second grader Keyly Portillo. Sweat hardly describes it for Portillo. Mercury reached well above 90 today, making for hazardous conditions in some classrooms. Across the state dozens of school districts called for [...]

By | June 13th, 2017|Highlights, WEC in the News|0 Comments

HIRING: Campaign Organizer for Jersey Renews

WEC seeks a full-time, experienced Campaign Organizer based in our Trenton-area office. The position begins in June or early July, 2017 and is a 9-month full-time position with the option to renew if funding is secured. The person hired will organize and expand a dynamic, statewide grassroots advocacy campaign, Jersey Renews. The campaign focuses on [...]

By | May 8th, 2017|Highlights, Job Postings|0 Comments

Peoples Climate March: Saturday, April 29

In 100 hours the Peoples Climate March will thunder through the streets of Washington, DC to demand action for jobs, justice and the climate. Do not miss this moment. There are multiple buses from NJ; click through this page to purchase tickets from several of our Jersey Renews partners. If you need a ride from [...]

By | April 26th, 2017|Highlights|0 Comments