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US Senator Booker Alerts Agencies about Mercury Hazard in Schools

Thanks to the work of Healthy Schools Now, New Jersey Education Association, Mom's Clean Airforce and WEC, US Senator Cory Booker is calling for an investigation into potentially hazardous emissions from flooring that has been widely installed in public spaces across the country since the 1960s. Some synthetic rubberized floors found in schools, hospitals, [...]

By |2019-07-03T08:06:38-04:00July 3rd, 2019|Highlights, WEC in the News|Comments Off on US Senator Booker Alerts Agencies about Mercury Hazard in Schools

Investigations, criminal allegations and a lawsuit: Dysfunction reigns at school authority

The NJ Schools Development Authority(SDA)has no funding for new projects and no plan to secure money to support its future. But there is plenty of work to be done. The Education Law Center has identified 381 additional major construction projects in the state’s 31 so-called SDA districts, not to mention hundreds more pending applications [...]

By |2019-07-02T09:59:59-04:00July 2nd, 2019|WEC in the News|Comments Off on Investigations, criminal allegations and a lawsuit: Dysfunction reigns at school authority

WEC Statement on New Jersey Budget for FY 2020

  New Jersey Fiscal Year 2020 Budget  Governor Murphy signed New Jersey's Budget for FY2020. The NJ Work Environment Council (WEC) is, for the most part, proud of the progressive, pro-worker, pro-community investments this budget makes. Increased funding into schools and special education programs, including $250 million into special education, $457.5 million into transit, [...]

By |2019-07-02T14:38:39-04:00July 1st, 2019|Highlights, Press Releases|Comments Off on WEC Statement on New Jersey Budget for FY 2020

Statement from WEC on BPU Announcement on Offshore Wind

Bravo New Jersey for leading the nation in offshore wind development. Today the Board of Public Utilities announced the winner of the country's largest offshore wind project. Orsted will be building the 1,100MW project, called OceanWind, which will bring clean energy to approximately 500,000 homes. Thank you to Governor Murphy for his vision and commitment [...]

By |2019-07-02T09:45:20-04:00June 21st, 2019|Highlights, WEC in the News|Comments Off on Statement from WEC on BPU Announcement on Offshore Wind

WEC Statement on Alden Leeds Fire

The threat of a catastrophic chemical release remains a major vulnerability for New Jersey.  Every year, chemical releases, fires, and explosions claim lives and threaten residents’ health across the nation.  New Jersey is the most densely populated state in the country, nestled between New York City and Philadelphia, and has one of the highest [...]

By |2019-07-02T09:45:45-04:00May 18th, 2019|Highlights, WEC in the News|Comments Off on WEC Statement on Alden Leeds Fire

2019 Workers’ Memorial Day March & Rally: Not One More Death

Press Release: Sunday, April 28, 2019 Contact Lou Kimmel, 732.762.7687, lkimmel@newlabor.org Cecelia Leto, 609.532.1782, cgilliganleto@njwec.org   2019 Workers' Memorial Day March & Rally: Not One More Death New Brunswick, NJ – Around 300 people gathered at Anshe Emeth Memorial Temple on Sunday, April 28 to celebrate Workers’ Memorial Day, an annual day of action to [...]

By |2019-05-13T16:32:57-04:00April 29th, 2019|Highlights, Press Releases|Comments Off on 2019 Workers’ Memorial Day March & Rally: Not One More Death

Companies that Accept Tax Subsidies Must Create Good, Safe Jobs, Worker Advocates Say

These days, New Jersey plays a major role in the multi-billion dollar e-commerce economy. The workers who make this economy possible deserve a fair shake. E-commerce warehouses that support online retailers, national chain stores, and top apparel brands are expanding in New Jersey because of our large ports, our highway system, and our proximity to [...]

By |2019-05-13T14:01:37-04:00April 3rd, 2019|Highlights, Opinion Pieces|Comments Off on Companies that Accept Tax Subsidies Must Create Good, Safe Jobs, Worker Advocates Say

WEC Statement on Governor Murphy’s Budget Address

Today the Governor unveiled an exciting new budget, promising increased investment in our schools, our transportation, our infrastructure, and our middle class, as well as revealing a whopping $3.8b pension fund contribution. In the interest of accomplishing our goals at WEC we see these resources to be some of our states most vital. However, [...]

By |2019-03-05T16:00:22-05:00March 5th, 2019|Highlights, Uncategorized|Comments Off on WEC Statement on Governor Murphy’s Budget Address

PEOSH – NJADP – Nurses – CEFM – Health Officials April, 2019 – Indoor Air Quality Training

PEOSH has arranged to provide assistance to public employers in meeting the Designated Persons Training requirements contained in the PEOSH Indoor Air Quality Standard by scheduling the following training sessions. Staff from the PEOSH program will be available to address any questions about changes in the IAQ Standard. This program will address the roles of [...]

By |2019-02-22T14:53:39-05:00February 22nd, 2019|Highlights, Uncategorized|Comments Off on PEOSH – NJADP – Nurses – CEFM – Health Officials April, 2019 – Indoor Air Quality Training

NJ Needs to Cough Up the Cash to Fix Its Schools so Our Kids Won’t Get Sick

When you think of the word “school” what comes to mind? Overcrowding? Leaking roofs, mold and mercury exposure? Extreme temperatures, windows that don’t open? Inadequate air quality from poor ventilation? How about asbestos, lead in drinking water, or rodent infestations? Unfortunately, for many students and staff in New Jersey, these issues are a daily reality. As a result, [...]

By |2019-05-13T15:02:59-04:00February 13th, 2019|Highlights, Opinion Pieces|Comments Off on NJ Needs to Cough Up the Cash to Fix Its Schools so Our Kids Won’t Get Sick