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Remembering Jamie Hoyt: Fallen Worker

On November 30, 2012 Jamie Hoyt, a resident of Bogata New Jersey, and two other Labor Ready temporary workers were moving racks of computers out of a Verizon facility in Pearl River, New York. Jamie was crushed by a falling computer racks and was killed. Jamie's family agreed to speak with us at the [...]

By | July 18th, 2017|Highlights|0 Comments

WEC Statement On Governor Christie’s Conditional Veto of S806

Gov. Christie has conditionally vetoed the Oil Train Safety bill (S806/A2463). This conditional veto puts fence line communities and first responders at risk by continuing to deny them access to information about rail hazards that other states have made available. Blocking information to local first responders is egregious and puts their lives at risk. [...]

By | July 13th, 2017|Highlights, Press Releases|0 Comments

Seeking Rising Stars

In 2016, WEC was very pleased to honor two remarkable leaders with our Rising Star Award, a new honor intended to recognize outstanding new leaders from labor, environmental and community organizations. Our inaugural recipients were Nicole Scott-Harris & Reynalda Cruz. We hope to recognize additional Rising Stars in 2017, but we need help identifying [...]

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

Heat Wave Prompts Early School Dismissals

  In Plainfield, school’s out early. “It’s good because if we stayed there we would be sweating and melt or something,” said second grader Keyly Portillo. Sweat hardly describes it for Portillo. Mercury reached well above 90 today, making for hazardous conditions in some classrooms. Across the state dozens of school districts called for [...]

By | June 13th, 2017|Highlights, WEC in the News|0 Comments

Unacceptable! Poor N.J. schools close because of heat wave

Thermometers are rising and more than 20,000 students in public schools in Plainfield, Trenton, and other districts throughout the state are being sent home early over the next two days. With the pressure of finals in the air, many students and school employees also have to contend with rising classrooms temperatures. Few examples so [...]

By | June 12th, 2017|Highlights, Opinion Pieces|0 Comments

Asbestos and Lead — Two Deadly Threats that Must Both Be Eliminated

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has named asbestos as a priority chemical to be evaluated for risk, yet at the same time, asbestos inspections at schools are being eliminated, supposedly due to budget constraints. The EPA is presented with a tough decision, reminiscent of the movie “Sophie’s Choice,” when a mother arrives at [...]

By | May 23rd, 2017|Highlights, Opinion Pieces|0 Comments

HIRING: Campaign Organizer for Jersey Renews

WEC seeks a full-time, experienced Campaign Organizer based in our Trenton-area office. The position begins in June or early July, 2017 and is a 9-month full-time position with the option to renew if funding is secured. The person hired will organize and expand a dynamic, statewide grassroots advocacy campaign, Jersey Renews. The campaign focuses on [...]

By | May 8th, 2017|Highlights, Job Postings|0 Comments

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