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.

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 | 2017-08-17T16:34:44+00:00 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 | 2017-08-02T09:41:33+00:00 August 2nd, 2017|Petitions|1 Comment

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 | 2017-08-15T16:51:20+00:00 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 | 2017-06-27T21:09:52+00:00 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 | 2017-06-14T00:23:59+00:00 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 | 2017-06-28T13:54:20+00:00 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 | 2017-04-27T00:13:14+00:00 April 26th, 2017|Highlights|0 Comments


On April 23, at a Workers’ Memorial Day Rally and March organized by New Labor and WEC in New Brunswick, NJ, workers stood together to remember those who have died on the job or suffered workplace injuries at work. Daniel Templeton Comerie was one of the 45 New Jersey workers who died at work in 2016.  Daniel, [...]

By | 2017-04-25T16:52:43+00:00 April 25th, 2017|Highlights|0 Comments

Hundreds honor Workers’ Memorial Day in New Brunswick

"Hundreds of workers from community organizations, unions and faith-based groups rallied Sunday to observe Workers’ Memorial Day. Despite the Occupational Safety and Health Act, workers continue to find themselves at great risk of exposure to dangerous workplace conditions. In December 2016, Alvaro Esteban of Freehold died on the job at the Edgeboro Landfill in East Brunswick after being [...]

By | 2017-04-25T16:07:40+00:00 April 24th, 2017|Highlights, WEC in the News|0 Comments

WEC Welcomes Two New Board Members

WEC is pleased to announce the addition of two new members to our Board of Directors.   "As health professionals, we are creating standards in the workplace to protect the health and safety of our patients and workers in our union contracts and lawmakers in Trenton.  Joining the board of WEC provides [...]

By | 2017-04-14T13:28:06+00:00 April 14th, 2017|Highlights|0 Comments