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.

WEC Launches Campaign to Address Runaway Inequality

For Immediate Release, September 26, 2016 The New Jersey Work Environment Council (WEC) is pleased to announce our new campaign to address Runaway Inequality. In partnership with The Labor Institute, NJEA and New Jersey Policy Perspective, WEC is launching a campaign aimed at addressing and reversing the outsized influence of corporations and ending the financial [...]

By | September 26th, 2016|Press Releases|0 Comments

2016 WEC Awards Dinner Honoree Bios

WEC is pleased and honored to recognize five outstanding leaders at our 2016 Awards Dinner, which will also serve as our 30th Anniversary Celebration. http://njwec.idealimageconsulting.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/colandusfrancis-e1477621617234.png Colandus “Kelly” Francis, President, Camden County Branch of the National Association of the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Colandus "Kelly" Francis is President [...]

By | September 25th, 2016|Uncategorized|3 Comments

New OSHA Silica Standard Must be Enforced

Right in the shadow of the New Jersey Statehouse, the workers were dry cutting the sidewalk concrete, unwittingly putting themselves and the public in danger. Silica exposure impacts thousands of workers; in New Jersey more than 150,000 work in construction, but those who work with glass, pottery, jewelry and even dentistry might be impacted. Full [...]

By | August 8th, 2016|Highlights, Opinion Pieces|0 Comments

Labor, environmental and community organizations join Senator Weinberg calling for oil train bill

Legislators and an alliance of concerned groups rallied to call for passage of legislation that would require transparency so the public would know about high hazard cargoes traveling through their communities. "The costs of a potential disaster are astronomically high and the rail car companies are not currently required to prove they have insurance coverage [...]

By | July 30th, 2016|Highlights, Press Releases|0 Comments

Worker Safety Deserves More Attention

Every day 12 people leave but don't come back to their loved ones. Yet, often these personal disasters and tragedies could have been avoided if safety on the job actually was the priority. "Our goal is to eliminate these tragedies, so that workers stop coming home injured, unable to work and forced into poverty, or [...]

By | April 18th, 2016|Highlights, Opinion Pieces|0 Comments

Christie Puts Public’s Safety at Risk by Blocking Information

A train derailed and sickened many residents of Paulsboro, exposing residents and emergency responders to a cloud of vinyl chloride, a known carcinogen. It was a terrible illustration of the need for more effective emergency response planning and training. Full Article by Dominick Marino, President, Professional Firefighters Association of NJ & WEC Board Member and [...]

By | February 19th, 2016|Opinion Pieces|0 Comments

Chlorine Bleach Plants Needlessly Endanger Millions

Greenpeace and the New Jersey Work Environment Council co-released a report on the safety and environmental performance of chlorine bleach plants across the United States. According to the findings, nearly 9 million people in New Jersey could be impacted by a potential disaster.    Read Full Report Press Release https://njwec.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/Chlorine-Report-Cover-e1482262578494.jpg [...]

By | February 4th, 2016|WEC Reports|0 Comments