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New Jersey Raises Minimum to $15

Thanks to the work of WEC and many allies in the Fight for $15 coalition, New Jersey is now the fourth state in the nation to have a $15 minimum wage by 2024. We want to thank Governor Phil Murphy, Senate President Steve Sweeney and Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin for improving the lives of one [...]

By | 2019-01-18T13:06:12+00:00 January 18th, 2019|Highlights|0 Comments

WEC Statement on Comptroller Audit of the Economic Development Authority

January 9, 2018A report released earlier today by the state comptroller confirms what the NJ Work Environment Council (WEC) and our partners have been educating on and advocating around for decades: that our economy in the United States, and in New Jersey, is rigged to benefit the ultra-rich. The report, which detailed a vast failure [...]

By | 2019-01-09T16:45:38+00:00 January 9th, 2019|Highlights, Press Releases|0 Comments

Debra Coyle McFadden New Executive Director

NJ Work Environment Council Announces Debra Coyle McFadden as the New Executive Director of the State Labor-Environmental Alliance Ewing – The New Jersey Work Environment Council (WEC) Board is thrilled to announce the formal hiring of Debra Coyle McFadden, a long-time labor-environmental leader and WEC staff member, as WEC’s new Executive Director, effective immediately. [...]

By | 2018-11-27T06:36:49+00:00 November 27th, 2018|Highlights, Press Releases, Uncategorized|0 Comments

2018 Awards Dinner

The New Jersey Work Environment Council holds its major fundraiser, an awards dinner, each year. We look forward to being joined by labor, environmental, community leaders and public officials, representing many thousands of New Jersey workers and residents. The event will be held on Friday, November 30, 2018, 6:00 pm at The College of [...]

By | 2018-11-16T15:00:16+00:00 September 6th, 2018|Events, Highlights, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Now Hiring! WEC Seeks Campaign Organizer

WEC is hiring a campaign organizer. The person hired will organize and expand a dynamic grassroots advocacy efforts, Healthy Schools Now. The effort focuses on ensuring that all New Jersey children and school employees learn and work in healthy, safe, and modern public schools. For more information, see our job posting. [...]

By | 2018-09-04T10:39:17+00:00 September 4th, 2018|Highlights, Job Postings|0 Comments

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 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