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Public Bank Event: Friday, May 5

As the gross inequality between the top 1/10th of 1% and ordinary working people worsens, our state and municipal governments often turn to privatization to combat budget shortfalls due to shrinking tax bases. These efforts often put control of public services in disadvantaged neighborhoods into the hands of corporations, and only offer a short-term [...]

By | April 26th, 2017|Highlights|0 Comments

Peoples Climate March: Saturday, April 29

In 100 hours the Peoples Climate March will thunder through the streets of Washington, DC to demand action for jobs, justice and the climate. Do not miss this moment. There are multiple buses from NJ; click through this page to purchase tickets from several of our Jersey Renews partners. If you need a ride from [...]

By | April 26th, 2017|Highlights|0 Comments

NOT ONE MORE DEATH

On April 23, at a Workers’ Memorial Day Rally and March organized by New Labor and WEC in New Brunswick, NJ, workers stood together to remember those who have died on the job or suffered workplace injuries at work. Daniel Templeton Comerie was one of the 45 New Jersey workers who died at work in 2016.  Daniel, [...]

By | April 25th, 2017|Highlights|0 Comments

Hundreds honor Workers’ Memorial Day in New Brunswick

"Hundreds of workers from community organizations, unions and faith-based groups rallied Sunday to observe Workers’ Memorial Day. Despite the Occupational Safety and Health Act, workers continue to find themselves at great risk of exposure to dangerous workplace conditions. In December 2016, Alvaro Esteban of Freehold died on the job at the Edgeboro Landfill in East Brunswick after being [...]

By | April 24th, 2017|Highlights, WEC in the News|0 Comments

WEC Welcomes Two New Board Members

WEC is pleased to announce the addition of two new members to our Board of Directors.   "As health professionals, we are creating standards in the workplace to protect the health and safety of our patients and workers in our union contracts and lawmakers in Trenton.  Joining the board of WEC provides [...]

By | April 14th, 2017|Highlights|0 Comments

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 | April 7th, 2017|Act Now, Highlights|0 Comments

ELC & HSN Call on State to Address Emergent Health & Safety Repairs In Schools

The Healthy Schools Now coalition of the NJ Work Environment Council is proud to partner with Education Law Center in calling for the NJ Department of Education and NJ Schools Development Authority (SDA) to approve submitted Emergent Project requests from SDA districts.  With the most recent emergent projects submission deadline in September of 2016, [...]

By | March 24th, 2017|Highlights|0 Comments

Oil Train Safety Bill Passes the Legislature

Bill will improve accountability of companies and require proactive planning The New Jersey Work Environment Council (WEC) and allies commend the Assembly today for passing A2463, the Oil Train Safety bill. The bill ensures that owners or operators of high-hazard trains have discharge response, cleanup, and contingency plans to transport certain hazardous materials by [...]

By | March 23rd, 2017|Highlights, Press Releases|0 Comments