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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

Workers’ Memorial Day Rally & March on Earth Day

Intersectional Coalition Calls for Action on Climate & Worker Protection New Brunswick, NJ – Hundreds gathered at Anshe Emeth Memorial Temple on Sunday, April 22 to celebrate Workers’ Memorial Day, an annual day of action to remember those who have died or been injured on the job, and raise awareness to prevent [...]

By |2018-04-23T12:49:01-04:00April 23rd, 2018|Highlights, Press Releases|Comments Off on Workers’ Memorial Day Rally & March on Earth Day

Construction of Offshore Wind Farms Could Create More Than 75,000 New Jobs: Report from CAP and WEC

Ewing, N.J. – The construction of new offshore wind farms in New Jersey and other coastal states could lead to more than 75,000 clean energy jobs, according to a new report from the Center for American Progress (CAP) and The New Jersey Work Environment Council (WEC). Examples in the United States and Europe show [...]

By |2018-04-02T09:58:49-04:00April 2nd, 2018|Highlights, Press Releases|Comments Off on Construction of Offshore Wind Farms Could Create More Than 75,000 New Jobs: Report from CAP and WEC

Transit Equity Rally

Transit Equity Rally: Workers & Community Members Demand Electrification of Transportation to Preserve our Climate and Create Jobs Jersey City, NJ – Dozens of people gathered at City Hall on Tuesday, February 6 to show support for the electrification of New Jersey’s transportation system. The event, organized by Jersey Renews in partnership with the Amalgamated Transit [...]

By |2018-02-20T12:20:34-04:00February 6th, 2018|Highlights, Press Releases|Comments Off on Transit Equity Rally

State Rejects 95% of Emergent Repairs in SDA School Buildings

After taking nearly a year to review 429 applications for so-called "emergent" (urgently needed) facilities repairs submitted by 23 former Abbott districts, the NJ Department of Education (NJDOE) has approved state funding for only 15, or 5%, of the repairs. Education Law Center and the Healthy Schools Now (HSN) coalition of the NJ Work [...]

By |2017-08-21T22:38:32-04:00August 22nd, 2017|Highlights, Press Releases|Comments Off on State Rejects 95% of Emergent Repairs in SDA School Buildings

Time for Turbines

  For Immediate Release: August 16, 2017 Contact:  Dan Fatton, NJ Work Environment Council, 908-303-4546 Norah Langweiler, NJ Work Environment Council, 609-214-5110 Diverse Leaders Note Potential of Offshore Wind for New Jersey's Energy Future     Atlantic City, NJ - More than 60 people gathered at the Atlantic County Utilities Authority Wastewater Treatment Plant in [...]

By |2017-08-17T16:34:44-04:00August 16th, 2017|Press Releases|Comments Off on Time for Turbines

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 |2017-07-14T13:21:32-04:00July 13th, 2017|Highlights, Press Releases|Comments Off on WEC Statement On Governor Christie’s Conditional Veto of S806

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 |2017-03-23T16:03:00-04:00March 23rd, 2017|Highlights, Press Releases|Comments Off on Oil Train Safety Bill Passes the Legislature

Call for New Workplace Safety Protections to Save Thousands of Lives, Billions of Dollars

WEC joins NCOSH & other advocates call for action in local communities and workplaces The New Jersey Work Environment Council (WEC) is advocating for worker safety, and has joined a nationwide campaign to advance an action agenda for workplace safety. “Protecting Workers’ Lives and Limbs,” compiled by the National Council for Occupational Safety and [...]

By |2017-03-16T08:47:53-04:00March 15th, 2017|Highlights, Press Releases|Comments Off on Call for New Workplace Safety Protections to Save Thousands of Lives, Billions of Dollars