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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

Public Need Over Corporate Greed Training

The Public Need over Corporate Greed campaign presumes that fundamental social change, in New Jersey and elsewhere, can only be achieved if workers, communities, and environmental organizations join forces to combat big moneyed special interests and corporate power. We are excited to announce that we have now trained 45 trainers who are prepared to educate [...]

By | March 22nd, 2017|Highlights|0 Comments