Debra Coyle

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New Jersey’s Warehouse Workers Deserve Better

Many cities and towns in New Jersey are home to warehouse distribution centers. These are places where people pack and ship products that are later sold at Amazon.com and other large online retailers, as well as brick-and-mortar retail stores. Ensuring that jobs at these warehouses are safe, secure, and pay family-sustaining wages is crucial for [...]

By | 2018-08-03T13:46:25+00:00 August 3rd, 2018|Highlights, Opinion Pieces|0 Comments

We’re part of an emerging voice America should listen to: Young people

Rodents in the cafeteria. Crumbling ceilings. Mold growing in the classroom. Extreme temperatures in excess of 90 degrees. Toxic air quality from poor indoor air ventilation. Concerns about asbestos, lead and other toxins in the walls and pipes. Unfortunately, these are common problems right here in our New Jersey schools. The Healthy Schools Now [...]

By | 2018-07-05T10:16:13+00:00 July 5th, 2018|Highlights, Opinion Pieces, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Murphy’s state bank would help working families, boost local economy

New Jersey has an investment problem. The Garden State's numerous credit downgrades, budget shortfalls, crumbling infrastructure, chronic underfunding of critical programs and priorities are well known. The source of these issues isn't a lack of capital or wealth. New Jersey is among the nation's wealthiest states with a growing millionaire population. Many argue that [...]

By | 2018-05-15T15:45:40+00:00 May 15th, 2018|Highlights, Opinion Pieces|0 Comments

Job Announcement

New Jersey Work Environment Council (WEC) Executive Director Job Announcement and Description Review of applications will begin immediately and end when a candidate is selected. The New Jersey Work Environment Council (WEC) is seeking an Executive Director. This is an exciting and unusual opportunity for someone with the skills, experience, and commitment needed to [...]

By | 2018-05-07T11:53:00+00:00 May 7th, 2018|Highlights, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Preventing Chemical Exposure

You're invited to attend the NJ Work Environment Council TRAINING PROGRAM: PREVENTING EXPOSURE TO WORKPLACE CHEMICALS When: Tuesday, May 15, 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM (8:30 AM Registration) Location: NJ Work Environment Council, 7 Dunmore Avenue, Ewing, NJ 08618 Register Here Are you aware of the major changes to OSHA’s Hazard Communication Standard (HazCom) [...]

By | 2018-03-27T11:48:02+00:00 March 27th, 2018|Highlights|0 Comments

NJ Senate Revives Weinberg’s Oil Train Transparency Bill Chris Christie Vetoed

The New Jersey Senate Transportation Committee approved an oil train transparency bill on Monday, reviving an effort that had been stymied by former Gov. Chris Christie. The legislation, S-1883, would require railroads to develop oil spill response plans in case of a derailment. The bill, sponsored by Senate Majority Leader Loretta Weinberg, D-Teaneck, would also [...]

By | 2018-03-13T09:26:24+00:00 March 13th, 2018|Highlights, WEC in the News|0 Comments

Bloomfield Mayor Venezia Joins Mayors of other Earned Sick Day Towns to Call for Statewide Action

Bloomfield Mayor Michael Venezia joined the mayors of Jersey City, Montclair, Newark, Passaic, Morristown, and Plainfield, to call for statewide legislative action to extend coverage to all New Jersey workers; Each of these municipalities have earned sick day policies in place. "Ensuring that all workers in New Jersey have access to earned sick days [...]

By | 2018-03-02T12:30:36+00:00 February 26th, 2018|Highlights, WEC in the News|0 Comments

Murphy’s Turn to Fix the Sickening Conditions of N.J.’s Urban Schools

Entire school districts are shutting down due to mold contamination and fears of asbestos exposure. Students are unable to drink from water fountains due to worries about high lead levels. Classroom temperatures reach triple digits in the spring and are freezing cold in the winter. A middle school shut down for months because of [...]

By | 2018-02-12T11:54:57+00:00 February 12th, 2018|Highlights, Opinion Pieces|0 Comments

Job Posting: Freelance Writer

Free-lance writer for monthly labor union magazine The New Jersey Work Environment Council (WEC) seeks a free-lance writer to conceptualize, research and compose ten 1,000-word byline articles a year on school health and safety issues for the New Jersey Education Association’s NJEA Review. You will be expected to spend approximately 12 hours per article. Pay [...]

By | 2018-01-17T11:22:34+00:00 January 17th, 2018|Highlights, Job Postings|0 Comments