HSN Coalition Meeting March 7

Join the Healthy Schools Now coalition for our quarterly meeting on March 7, 2016 at 10 AM in Trenton, NJ. We look forward to continued discussion about how we can work together to ensure a healthy and safe school environment for all of New Jersey's public schools students. Breakfast and lunch will be provided. Agenda [...]

By | January 10th, 2017|Highlights|0 Comments

Let’s Build A Movement

Working people can’t seem to get ahead. As we watch the news, engage in our communities, and organize around our respective issues, it becomes more and more apparent that we are operating in a rigged economy, which works for a privileged few. Wall Street’s power and influence continues to thwart progress on our most [...]

By | January 5th, 2017|Highlights|0 Comments

NJTV: Concern Over Public’s Right to Access Emergency Response Plans

Dan Fatton, WEC executive director, appeared on NJTV News with Mary Alice Williams to discuss WEC's latest report, ACCESS DENIED. For the interview transcript, please click here. Several clarifications: As noted in the report, an estimated 12 million people live or work within the danger zones of NJ facilities; however, not [...]

By | December 28th, 2016|Highlights, WEC in the News|0 Comments

ACCESS DENIED: New Research Report Details Governor Christie’s Violation of Federal Law Requiring Public Access to Local Emergency Response Plans

Governor Chris Christie continues to fail in carrying out his legal responsibility under federal law for ensuring that the public has access to an up-to-date Emergency Response Plan (ERP) in each of New Jersey’s counties and municipalities in the event of a chemical plant fire, explosion, or other toxic emergency. The Governor's State [...]

By | December 21st, 2016|Highlights, Press Releases|1 Comment

No minimum wage hike for workers, but Christie gets a book deal?

"In exchange for small-but-overdue salary increases for legislative and judicial staff,  Christie is demanding a king's ransom for himself and his inner circle. Under the terms of a plan he's pushing legislators to accept,  members of his cabinet would be in line for $34,000 annual raises. Those political appointees could see their salaries skyrocket [...]

By | December 19th, 2016|Highlights, Opinion Pieces|0 Comments

Strengthening Protections for Workers Against Wage Theft

Since 1986, the Work Environment Council of New Jersey has fought for safe, secure jobs and a healthy sustainable environment. We’ve spent years working to link workers, communities, and environmental activists through training, grassroots organizing, and policy campaigns. First and foremost, WEC is concerned with public health and the well-being of workers. But it’s important [...]

By | December 14th, 2016|Highlights|0 Comments

What Is An Ideal Wage Gap?

According to public opinion polls, Americans typically believe a good pay ratio is 7 to 1. In other words, the top paid CEO in the United States should make 7 times what the average worker makes. And yet the American reality is much different. In fact, the top paid CEOs in the United States [...]

By | December 13th, 2016|Highlights|0 Comments

2016 Member Meeting Recap

WEC hosted our annual membership meeting at the NJEA headquarters in Trenton, NJ on December 5. We were pleased to be joined by representatives of more than 30 organizations, most of whom are WEC members. Members in attendance voted to affirm the nominees for executive leadership. Attendees also enjoyed a panel presentation: Preparing for [...]

By | December 9th, 2016|Highlights|0 Comments

Gov. Christie Wants $300M To Fix His Office, But Schools Should Come First

Under the golden dome that dominates Trenton’s skyline, Governor Chris Christie recently denounced the deplorable condition of the New Jersey Statehouse. At a hastily convened announcement, Governor Christie bemoaned the quality of building that houses his office. “We have code violations throughout the place that could lead to a tragedy,” Christie told reporters as [...]

By | December 6th, 2016|Highlights, Opinion Pieces|0 Comments