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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 New Jersey, 2000 Pennington Road, Ewing, in the Education Building, Room 212. Enjoy hors d'oeuvres, beer, wine, and a buffet dinner, with ample time to network and mingle with friends. WEC relies on the generosity of our members to help fund our mission: working for safe, secure jobs and a healthy, sustainable environment. Dinner Invitation & Order Form Rev. Dr. Charles F. Boyer Pastor, Bethel AME Church in Woodbury and Founder, Salvation and Social Justice The Reverend Dr. Charles Franklin Boyer is a third generation African Methodist Episcopal Preacher. He is the pastor of Bethel AME Church in Woodbury, NJ, the founder of Salvation and Social Justice, and the co-convener of The NJ Black Multi-Faith Alliance, The NJ Prophetic Agenda, and the United Black Agenda. He leads various boards, initiatives and committees. He earned a Bachelorette of Science and Master’s in Business Administration from [...]

By |2018-11-16T15:00:16-05:00September 6th, 2018|Events, Highlights, Uncategorized|Comments Off on 2018 Awards Dinner

2018 Workers Memorial Day

Workers' Memorial Day is a time to remember those who died on the job or suffered workplace injuries, while raising awareness to prevent future illnesses, injuries and deaths. Respect for health and safety is respect for ALL workers. From opposing gun violence in our schools to the very real impact climate change is already having on workers and communities, we need to make sure that worker health and safety rights are guaranteed to all, in all workplaces. This year, we renew our commitment to fight for safe jobs for all! ¡SOS! Save Our Safeguards! ¡Salvar Nuestras Salvaguardas! Sunday, April 22 1:00 PM Anshe Emeth 222 Livingston Ave. New Brunswick, NJ 08901 Rain OR Shine! 2017 Pictures Source: National Council for Occupational Safety and Health In the United States, more than 100,000 workers die every year from long-term occupational disease and traumatic incidents on the job. These deaths are preventable. Read the National Council for Occupational Safety and Health report, Preventable Deaths 2016. PAST Media Coverage April 25, 2016 Home News Tribune Hundreds Rally for Safe Working Conditions The rally and spirited march focused on the demand for respect, including safe work and a [...]

By |2018-03-19T17:17:40-04:00March 19th, 2018|Events, Highlights|Comments Off on 2018 Workers Memorial Day

2017 WEC 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 Thursday, November 30, 2017 at The College of New Jersey, 2000 Pennington Road, Ewing, in the Education Building, Room 212. Enjoy hors d'oeuvres, beer, wine, and a buffet dinner, with ample time provided to network and mingle with friends. WEC relies on the generosity of our members to help fund our mission: working for safe, secure jobs and a healthy, sustainable environment. download the invitation and order form. Buy tickets 2017 HONOREES Valorie Caffee worked as WEC’s director of organizing for 13 years;  she launched WEC’s Environmental Justice program, helping raise awareness about and support for this critical issue by making presentations at community and union meetings, meetings of other environmental organizations, faith-based organizations, conferences, schools, and workshops around the state and in other states as well. This work led to Valorie being appointed as chair of the Environmental Justice Advisory Council to the NJ Department of Environmental Protection, a position she held from 2002 to 2016, and her [...]

By |2017-10-23T13:57:25-04:00September 22nd, 2017|Events, Highlights|Comments Off on 2017 WEC Awards Dinner

2017 Workers’ Memorial Day

Workers' Memorial Day is a time to remember those who died on the job or suffered workplace injuries, while raising awareness to prevent future illnesses, injuries and deaths. Respect for health and safety is respect for ALL workers. Especially now, we need to stand together and demand safe workplaces, and the right to organize. We reject the unsafe and unconstitutional idea that two (or even one) regulations should be removed to implement new safeguards. Join us to demand safe workplaces for all! ¡SOS! Save Our Safeguards! ¡Salvar Nuestras Salvaguardas! Sunday, April 23 1:00 PM Anshe Emeth 222 Livingston Ave. New Brunswick, NJ 08901 Rain OR Shine! Source: National Council for Occupational Safety and Health In the United States, more than 100,000 workers die every year from long-term occupational disease and traumatic incidents on the job. These deaths are preventable. Read the National Council for Occupational Safety and Health report, Preventable Deaths 2016. Please click here for more photos from the 2016 rally. Please click here for more photos from the 2016 march. 2016 Pictures 2016 Media Coverage April 25, 2016 Home News Tribune Hundreds Rally for Safe Working Conditions The rally and [...]

By |2017-03-07T00:22:50-05:00March 7th, 2017|Events, Highlights|Comments Off on 2017 Workers’ Memorial Day

2016 WEC Annual Membership Meeting

Monday, December 5 12:30 p.m. NJEA Headquarters 180 West State Street Trenton, NJ Lunch will be served. FREE for WEC members, but please register! Plans for 2017 & Beyond including a panel discussion: Preparing for the Future Addressing Climate Change in New Jersey New Jersey Sea Level Rise Report Marjorie Kaplan, New Jersey Climate Adaptation Alliance Climate Resiliency for Urban Communities Nicole Scott Harris, New Jersey Environmental Justice Alliance Sandy's Impact on Lives in New Jersey Amanda Devecka-Rinear, New Jersey Organizing Project Building the Infrastructure for Electric Vehicles Pamela Frank, ChargEVC Register Membership

By |2016-11-29T14:14:32-05:00November 22nd, 2016|Events, Highlights|Comments Off on 2016 WEC Annual Membership Meeting

WEC Annual Awards Dinner & 30th Anniversary Celebration

The New Jersey Work Environment Council holds its major fundraiser, an awards dinner, each year. 2016 is our 30th anniversary year and we were grateful to be joined by more than 125 labor, environmental, community leaders and public officials, representing many thousands of New Jersey workers and residents. The event was held on Friday, November 18, 2016 at The College of New Jersey, 2000 Pennington Road, Ewing, in the Education Building, Room 212. Attendees enjoyed hors d'oeuvres, beer, wine, and a buffet dinner, with ample time provided to network and mingle with friends. WEC relies on the generosity of our members to help fund our mission: working for safe, secure jobs and a healthy, sustainable environment. Thank you to everyone that joined us! download the invitation and order form. Buy tickets 2016 HONOREES Colandus "Kelly" Francis is President of the Camden County Branch of the National Association of the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). He is currently serving in several volunteer capacities as vice president of the Camden City Taxpayers Association, vice chairman of Parkside Business and Community in Partnership, member of the Camden City Early Childhood Advisory Council, member of Superior Count Sensitivity and Cultural [...]

By |2016-11-23T10:22:29-05:00August 23rd, 2016|Events, Highlights|Comments Off on WEC Annual Awards Dinner & 30th Anniversary Celebration

2016 Workers’ Memorial Day Rally & March

Workers' Memorial Day is a time to remember those who died on the job or suffered workplace injuries, while raising awareness to prevent future illnesses, injuries and deaths. Pictures from the event Media Coverage April 25, 2016 Home News Tribune Hundreds Rally for Safe Working Conditions The rally and spirited march focused on the demand for respect, including safe work and a living wage. New Labor and the New Jersey Work Environment Council (WEC) helped organize the event, which included 35 other organizations as endorsers. April 26, 2015 Erin Pentenko/The Daily Targum New Brunswick Residents March to Remember Workers Injured during Jobs A computer rack fell on one man, crushing his legs under thousands of pounds and killing him. An angry patient attacked and stabbed a caseworker, nearly killing her before the woman's coworkers stepped in. Press Release Hundreds of Workers and Allies Rally and March to Demand Safe Working Conditions On Sunday, April 24th, hundreds of workers from community organizations, unions, and faith-based groups rallied in New Brunswick, NJ to observe Workers' Memorial Day, an internationally recognized event held annually to commemorate those who have been killed or injured on the job and to renew the fight for safe [...]

By |2017-03-06T23:42:15-05:00April 25th, 2015|Events|Comments Off on 2016 Workers’ Memorial Day Rally & March
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