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New Healthy Schools Now Campaign Organizer

The New Jersey Work Environment Council is pleased to announce the appointment of our new Healthy Schools Now Campaign Organizer. Jerell Blakeley most recently taught Civics and History at his alma mater, Trenton Central High School-West, and served as an Organizational Development Consultant with the New Jersey Education Association. As a teacher and graduate of [...]

By | July 6th, 2016|Press Releases|0 Comments

Report finds 63 million Americans endangered by chlorine bleach plants

Nearly 9 million in New Jersey are could be impacted by a potential disasters. Greenpeace and the New Jersey Work Environment Council co-released a new report on the safety and environmental performance of chlorine bleach plants across the United States. According to the findings, 86 facilities throughout the U.S. continue to needlessly use huge quantities [...]

By | February 4th, 2016|Press Releases|0 Comments

The NJWEC, NJIUC, and 25 other Organizations Applaud NJ Supreme Court Decision Upholding State’s Whistleblower Law

The NJ Supreme Court ruling today in Lippman v. Ethicon assures that the Conscientious Employee Protection Act (CEPA) will remain a viable statute. The court rejected the argument that employees would not have whistleblower protection if identifying health and safety issues is part of their regular job duties. See the Press Release here

By | July 15th, 2015|Press Releases|0 Comments

New Research Report Details How Gov. Christie Helps Oil, Chemical, and Railroad Companies Cover Up Potential Catastrophes

Governor Chris Christie has failed to carry out his legal responsibility under federal law for ensuring that the public has access to up-to-date Emergency Response Plans (ERPs). Every New Jersey county and municipality must have an ERP in order to prepare for chemical plant or oil train emergencies. See the Press Release here

By | December 9th, 2014|Press Releases|0 Comments

27 Organizations Ask N.J. Supreme Court to Uphold State’s Whistleblower Law

The N.J. Supreme Court has been asked by 27 environmental, labor, and community organizations representing more than half a million New Jerseyans to uphold the state's whistleblower law that protects employees from employer retaliation when they report violations of the law. In a friend of the court brief the groups cite multiple cases in which [...]

By | June 10th, 2014|Press Releases|0 Comments