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+00:00 November 27th, 2018|Highlights, Press Releases, Uncategorized|0 Comments

2018 Awards Dinner

The New Jersey Work Environment Council holds its major fundraiser, an awards dinner, each year. We look forward to being joined by labor, environmental, community leaders and public officials, representing many thousands of New Jersey workers and residents. The event will be held on Friday, November 30, 2018, 6:00 pm at The College of [...]

By | 2018-11-16T15:00:16+00:00 September 6th, 2018|Events, Highlights, Uncategorized|0 Comments

We’re part of an emerging voice America should listen to: Young people

Rodents in the cafeteria. Crumbling ceilings. Mold growing in the classroom. Extreme temperatures in excess of 90 degrees. Toxic air quality from poor indoor air ventilation. Concerns about asbestos, lead and other toxins in the walls and pipes. Unfortunately, these are common problems right here in our New Jersey schools. The Healthy Schools Now [...]

By | 2018-07-05T10:16:13+00:00 July 5th, 2018|Highlights, Opinion Pieces, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Job Announcement

New Jersey Work Environment Council (WEC) Executive Director Job Announcement and Description Review of applications will begin immediately and end when a candidate is selected. The New Jersey Work Environment Council (WEC) is seeking an Executive Director. This is an exciting and unusual opportunity for someone with the skills, experience, and commitment needed to [...]

By | 2018-05-07T11:53:00+00:00 May 7th, 2018|Highlights, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Webinar: Introduction to OSHA’s Hazard Communication Standard

For the last two years, the Hazard Communication Standard (HazCom) 1910.1200 is the second most cited standard on OSHA’s Top 10 list of violations. The sections within the HazCom standard most often violated include implementation of a HazCom program and training, followed by the requirement to maintain Safety Data Sheets. In 2012, the HazCom [...]

By | 2018-01-12T10:05:05+00:00 December 31st, 2017|Highlights, Uncategorized|0 Comments

HPAE Runaway Inequality Trainings

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

By | 2017-10-13T15:42:48+00:00 October 13th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

2017 Honorees

WEC is pleased and honored to recognize eight outstanding leaders at our 2017 Awards Dinner. Valorie Caffee, Executive Committee, NJ Environmental Justice Alliance Valorie Caffee worked as WEC’s director of organizing for 13 years, ending her service with the organization in 2009. While employed by WEC, she launched WEC’s [...]

By | 2017-10-04T12:10:13+00:00 September 22nd, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments