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The New Jersey Work Environment Council (WEC) is an alliance of labor, community, and environmental organizations working together for safe, secure jobs, and a healthy, sustainable environment.

Job Posting: Office Manager

WEC seeks an experienced Office Manager to be responsible for the general operation of our office and provide support to the Executive Director and Staff. This position begins immediately and is part-time, Monday – Thursday/32 hours a week. Resumes will be reviewed on a rolling basis. No phone calls please. The office is located in Trenton, NJ. The deadline to apply is March 30. Job Responsibilities * Assist the Executive Director with routine day-to-day operations * Oversee general office operation * Track membership dues, staff timesheets and expense reports * Update member database, website, and calendars * Create emails blasts for events, trainings, and meetings * Liaison to the Board of Directors and Sub Committees * Maintain Salsa Labs database * Liaison to the bookkeeper * Coordinate WEC’s annual fundraiser and other programs * Assist program staff on an as-needed basis with general clerical and administrative tasks * Track vendor contract renewals * Update various government systems to keep WEC in compliance Requirements * A bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience * A minimum of five years’ experience in office administration * Excellent computer skills, Microsoft 365, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint * Experience with Salsa Labs a plus The ideal candidate will [...]

By |2022-03-08T15:39:27-05:00March 7th, 2022|Highlights|Comments Off on Job Posting: Office Manager

Mercury Seeping From Gym Floors – Possible NJ Law Would Stop Future Installations

A proposed New Jersey law aims to ensure that the threat of dangerous mercury vapors is not presented by any floors that get installed in New Jersey schools and child care centers moving forward. The threat already exists at countless schools across the Garden State, but advocates say the current proposal is at least shining a spotlight on the issue, even though it may not go far enough. Under the bill advanced by the Assembly Consumer Affairs Committee, flooring material that contains mercury would not be able to used during the construction or renovation of a school or child care center. Also, any school projects impacting an already existing floor would have to result in proof that the existing floor is mercury-free, or that it will be removed completely. Read More: Mercury-laced floors are still allowed in NJ schools ... for now

By |2022-02-09T15:38:41-05:00February 9th, 2022|Highlights, WEC in the News|Comments Off on Mercury Seeping From Gym Floors – Possible NJ Law Would Stop Future Installations

Job Posting: Healthy Schools Now Campaign Organizer

The New Jersey Work Environment Council (WEC) is a coalition of 70 labor, community, and environmental organizations advocating for safe, secure jobs and a healthy, sustainable environment. WEC seeks a full time, experienced Campaign Organizer based in our Trenton area office. The deadline to apply is March 15, 2022. The person hired will organize and expand a dynamic grassroots advocacy coalition: Healthy Schools Now (HSN). The HSN coalition focuses on ensuring that all New Jersey children and school employees learn and work in healthy, safe, and modern public schools. The campaign focuses on Schools Development Authority (SDA) districts, formerly the “Abbott” districts. Priority will be given to securing reauthorization of funding for these underserved communities as well as regular operating district (ROD) grants. The Campaign Organizer will have these responsibilities: • Work with the Director, other staff and stakeholders to develop and implement the coalition’s campaign plan. • Maintain and expand a diverse coalition of key organizations, through in-person and telephone contact, participatory campaign planning meetings, etc. • Lead the coalition in order to achieve measurable goals within specific timelines. • Speak at union, community, and environmental organization meetings. • Coordinate messaging, press conferences, and other media events. • Write and [...]

By |2022-02-23T10:12:26-05:00February 3rd, 2022|Highlights, Job Postings|Comments Off on Job Posting: Healthy Schools Now Campaign Organizer

New Jersey is the East Coast Leader in Advancing the Transition to Electric Trucks

The NJ Department of Environmental Protection has announced it finalized the Advanced Clean Truck (ACT) Rule and Fleet Reporting Requirement. New Jersey became the first state on the east coast, joining California, Oregon and Washington, to establish a Clean Trucks program. Read more here.

By |2021-12-22T16:00:42-05:00December 22nd, 2021|Highlights, WEC in the News|Comments Off on New Jersey is the East Coast Leader in Advancing the Transition to Electric Trucks

More than 40 organizations, unions urge OSHA to extend protections for healthcare workers

More than 40 organizations, including unions, and more than 6,300 individuals have signed a petition urging the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to make its emergency temporary standard permanent for healthcare workplaces. Read more here.

By |2021-12-22T15:55:03-05:00December 22nd, 2021|Covid-19, Highlights, WEC in the News|Comments Off on More than 40 organizations, unions urge OSHA to extend protections for healthcare workers

Job Posting: Office Manager

The New Jersey Work Environment Council (WEC) is a coalition of 70 labor, community, and environmental organizations advocating for safe, secure jobs and a healthy, sustainable environment. WEC seeks an experienced Office Manager to be responsible for the general operation of our office and provide support to the Executive Director and Staff. This position begins ASAP and is part-time, Monday - Thursday/32 hours a week. The deadline to apply is January 20, 2022, and ideally the position will begin on February 1. Resumes will be reviewed on a rolling basis. No phone calls please. The office is located in Trenton, NJ. RESPONSIBILITIES Job Responsibilities Include: * Assist the Executive Director with routine day-to-day operations * Oversee general office operation * Maintain business equipment, ordering office supplies, answering phones, and processing mail * Track membership dues, staff timesheets and expense reports * Update member database, website, and calendars * Create emails blasts for events, trainings, and meetings * Liaison to the Board of Directors and Sub Committees * Maintain Salsa Labs database * Liaison to the bookkeeper * Event planning, scheduling, and coordination for WEC’s annual fundraiser and other programs * Assist program staff on an as-needed basis with general clerical and [...]

By |2022-01-13T14:11:56-05:00December 22nd, 2021|Highlights, Job Postings|Comments Off on Job Posting: Office Manager

Unions, public health, and occupational safety organizations call for permanent OSHA Covid-19 standards for health care and other workers

More than 40 unions and other organizations signed a petition, along with more than 6,300 individuals, to urge the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to adopt a permanent standard on Covid-19 in health care workplaces, building on the emergency temporary standard (ETS) OSHA adopted in June and set to expire on Tuesday, Dec. 21, 2021. The petition also encouraged OSHA to work expediently to issue a separate, broader standard to protect all workers from workplace exposure to Covid-19 and other aerosol transmissible diseases. The petition was delivered to OSHA today, announced National Nurses United (NNU). Read more here.

By |2021-12-21T14:41:35-05:00December 21st, 2021|Covid-19, Highlights, WEC in the News|Comments Off on Unions, public health, and occupational safety organizations call for permanent OSHA Covid-19 standards for health care and other workers

More action needed to fix Chemical Safety Board crucial to N.J., advocates say

While President Joe Biden has nominated three people to the independent board that investigates chemical accidents, supporters of the Chemical Safety Board said other steps also must be taken so the agency properly can do its job. A letter from 22 unions, environmental groups and other advocacy organizations to Chair Katherine Lemos, the last remaining member of the board, called for more investigators. Read entire article here.

By |2021-12-14T14:48:10-05:00December 14th, 2021|Highlights, WEC in the News|Comments Off on More action needed to fix Chemical Safety Board crucial to N.J., advocates say

WEC Seeks Industrial Hygiene Consultant

The New Jersey Work Environment Council (WEC) is a coalition of 70 labor, community, and environmental organizations advocating for safe, secure jobs and a healthy, sustainable environment. WEC seeks an industrial hygiene (IH) consultant to provide technical assistance on an as needed basis to WEC members. The primary function of this position will be to identify and resolve environmental health and safety concerns, and to encourage all affected parties to work together in creating a safe and healthy workplace. Responsibilities: The industrial hygiene consultant will have these responsibilities: • Providing technical assistance with emphasis on organizing. • Presenting workshops on topics such as using health and safety organizing. • Interpreting IH reports into terms for a popular audience. (No IH sampling involved.) • Attending and occasionally speaking at meetings and workshops of unions, community, and environmental organizations. • On occasion, providing training to workers, parents and community stakeholders. • Developing or edit materials including but not limited to fact sheets. Qualifications: • 3+ years of experience in environmental or occupational safety consulting or related field. • Experience with OSHA/EPA Regulations and NJDOL/NJDEP Regulations • Excellent written and verbal communication skills • A valid driver’s license and car access are required • Previous [...]

By |2021-12-01T14:02:17-05:00December 1st, 2021|Highlights, Job Postings|Comments Off on WEC Seeks Industrial Hygiene Consultant
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