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Immediate Action Needed: Stand Up for Worker Safety and the Environment

Call Your Congressional Representative and Congressman Frelinghuysen With Congressional Representatives heading back to their Districts, now is the time to urge your Representative to stand up for worker safety and the environment. Please ask that they oppose any budget cuts that would hinder federal and state agencies from protecting us. When Congress returns to [...]

By | 2017-04-07T12:02:01+00:00 April 7th, 2017|Act Now, Highlights|0 Comments

Stand Up to Wall Street

If we want to put an end to Wall Street’s reckless strip mining of our economy, we must build a clear, shared understanding of runaway inequality, and a broad-based movement for fundamental economic justice. In order to help build a strong network of activists ready to take on Wall Street, WEC will be coordinating [...]

By | 2016-12-01T18:23:35+00:00 November 3rd, 2016|Act Now, Highlights|0 Comments

Request Public Bridge Inspection Reports

Aging railroad bridges cross many of New Jersey’s waterways. Many of the bridges are used to move highly flammable hazardous materials, including Bakken crude oil, throughout our state. The condition of bridges has been virtually unknown because there is no state or federal requirement for railroad companies to disclose bridge inspection reports, until now. [...]

By | 2016-10-31T01:03:54+00:00 October 28th, 2016|Act Now|0 Comments

Bakken Crude Oil By Rail: New Dangers for Firefighters

The deadly hazards of Bakken crude oil shipments are of particular concern to residents of New Jersey, as thousands of these rail cars now pass through our towns in at least 11 counties. A derailment in communities such as Edison, Woodbridge, Carteret, Perth Amboy or Linden would threaten hundreds of thousands of people and the [...]

By | 2015-06-26T03:42:00+00:00 June 26th, 2015|Act Now|0 Comments


Call the Capitol switchboard at (202) 224-3121 and tell your U.S. Senators and member of the U.S. House of Representatives to oppose fast track authority and the TPP. Did Republicans or Democrats running for Congress in the recent elections say, "Vote for me and I'll support global trade agreements that undermine jobs, wage levels, and [...]

By | 2014-11-25T04:45:00+00:00 November 25th, 2014|Act Now|0 Comments

Healthy Schools Day of Action

TAKE ACTION NOW! Call Governor Christie at (609) 292-6000 and tell him attending school shouldn't make our children sick! It's time the Schools Development Authority (SDA) takes action to repair and modernize our schools. Download action flyer. Background Under the Christie administration, school repairs, renovations and construction in the 31 designated high-priority districts have stalled, [...]

By | 2013-10-24T03:51:00+00:00 October 24th, 2013|Act Now|0 Comments

Governor Vetoes Workers’ Compensation Coverage for Emergency Responders (S1778)

July 18, 2013 - Governor Christie vetoed S1778 today. This bill would have helped to better protect and provide for medical care and treatment for all our first responders. Go to the HPAE website to read a statement from Ann Twomey, President, HPAE. Background Read the Star Ledger Guest Opinion Piece Protect those Who Protect [...]

By | 2013-07-19T03:59:00+00:00 July 19th, 2013|Act Now|0 Comments

Save Our Safeguards!

On March 21st 2013, the NJ State Appellate Court ruled to allow the NJ Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) to issue waivers of important environmental and worker protections. THEY GOT IT WRONG! But, our Legislators can still override the rule to ensure safeguards that will protect our environment and workplaces. The DEP's waiver rule sets [...]

By | 2013-04-11T04:00:00+00:00 April 11th, 2013|Act Now|0 Comments

Sign a Petition to Management of Phillips 66 to Rescind Their Staffing Cuts to Their Linden Refinery Fire Department

Please help draw the line on wealthy corporations that risk our health and safety to squeeze even more profit. Phillips 66 (formerly ConocoPhillips) is cutting firefighting personnel, training, and equipment that protect against the risk of fire and explosion at their massive Bayway refinery in Linden, NJ. Phillips 66 had fourth-quarter profits from refining and [...]

By | 2013-03-14T04:01:00+00:00 March 14th, 2013|Act Now|0 Comments

Stop Governor Christie from Waiving Our Safeguards!

August 1, 2012 - Governor Christie is putting corporate special interests and his big campaign contributors ahead of the public interest. He has ordered all state agencies to issue rules to waive the safeguards they are supposed to enforce. These safeguards protect our health and safety at work; our air, water, and open spaces; and [...]

By | 2012-08-02T04:20:00+00:00 August 2nd, 2012|Act Now|0 Comments