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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 |2019-03-05T16:00:22-04:00March 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 |2019-02-22T14:53:39-04:00February 22nd, 2019|Highlights, Uncategorized|Comments Off on PEOSH – NJADP – Nurses – CEFM – Health Officials April, 2019 – Indoor Air Quality Training

New Jersey Raises Minimum to $15

Thanks to the work of WEC and many allies in the Fight for $15 coalition, New Jersey is now the fourth state in the nation to have a $15 minimum wage by 2024. We want to thank Governor Phil Murphy, Senate President Steve Sweeney and Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin for improving the lives of one [...]

By |2019-01-18T13:06:12-04:00January 18th, 2019|Highlights|Comments Off on New Jersey Raises Minimum to $15

WEC Statement on Comptroller Audit of the Economic Development Authority

January 9, 2018A report released earlier today by the state comptroller confirms what the NJ Work Environment Council (WEC) and our partners have been educating on and advocating around for decades: that our economy in the United States, and in New Jersey, is rigged to benefit the ultra-rich. The report, which detailed a vast failure [...]

By |2019-01-09T16:45:38-04:00January 9th, 2019|Highlights, Press Releases|Comments Off on WEC Statement on Comptroller Audit of the Economic Development Authority

Debra Coyle McFadden New Executive Director

NJ Work Environment Council Announces Debra Coyle McFadden as the New Executive Director of the State Labor-Environmental Alliance Ewing – The New Jersey Work Environment Council (WEC) Board is thrilled to announce the formal hiring of Debra Coyle McFadden, a long-time labor-environmental leader and WEC staff member, as WEC’s new Executive Director, effective immediately. [...]

By |2018-11-27T06:36:49-04:00November 27th, 2018|Highlights, Press Releases, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Debra Coyle McFadden New Executive Director

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 [...]

By |2018-11-16T15:00:16-04:00September 6th, 2018|Events, Highlights, Uncategorized|Comments Off on 2018 Awards Dinner

Now Hiring! WEC Seeks Campaign Organizer

WEC is hiring a campaign organizer. The person hired will organize and expand a dynamic grassroots advocacy efforts, Healthy Schools Now. The effort focuses on ensuring that all New Jersey children and school employees learn and work in healthy, safe, and modern public schools. For more information, see our job posting. [...]

By |2018-09-04T10:39:17-04:00September 4th, 2018|Highlights, Job Postings|Comments Off on Now Hiring! WEC Seeks Campaign Organizer

New Jersey’s Warehouse Workers Deserve Better

Many cities and towns in New Jersey are home to warehouse distribution centers. These are places where people pack and ship products that are later sold at Amazon.com and other large online retailers, as well as brick-and-mortar retail stores. Ensuring that jobs at these warehouses are safe, secure, and pay family-sustaining wages is crucial for [...]

By |2018-08-03T13:46:25-04:00August 3rd, 2018|Highlights, Opinion Pieces|Comments Off on New Jersey’s Warehouse Workers Deserve Better

We’re part of an emerging voice America should listen to: Young people

Rodents in the cafeteria. Crumbling ceilings. Mold growing in the classroom. Extreme temperatures in excess of 90 degrees. Toxic air quality from poor indoor air ventilation. Concerns about asbestos, lead and other toxins in the walls and pipes. Unfortunately, these are common problems right here in our New Jersey schools. The Healthy Schools Now [...]

By |2018-07-05T10:16:13-04:00July 5th, 2018|Highlights, Opinion Pieces, Uncategorized|Comments Off on We’re part of an emerging voice America should listen to: Young people