In September, world leaders are coming to New York City for a United Nations summit on the climate crisis. With our future on the line and the whole world watching, we'll take a stand to demand climate action now.
Please join the NJ Work Environment Council (WEC) on Sunday, September 21, 11:30 am in New York City for the People's Climate March.
The People's Climate March is shaping up to be the biggest rally demanding climate change in our planet's history.
For more information, please visit www.peoplesclimatemarch.org.
I hope you'll join WEC and the 850+ organizations that have endorsed this march as as we demand good jobs, clean air and water and healthy communities.
June 10, 2014
27 Environmental, Labor, and Community Organizations Ask N.J. Supreme Court to Uphold State's Whistleblower Law That Protects Employees Who Report Violations Affecting Public Safety, Health, Environment, and Financial Security
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 employees have been protected by the courts under the Conscientious Employee Protection Act (CEPA). This makes it more likely that employees will report without fear of retaliation violations affecting public safety and health, the environment, and financial security of individual households and businesses.
June 3, 2014 - The Star Ledger
Chemical Safety Should be Required, Not Just Requested by John Shinn, Director, United Steelworkers District 4 & WEC Board Member and Jeff Tittel, Director, NJ Sierra Club & WEC Board Member
May 25, 2014 - The Jersey Journal
Firms Like Secaucus-based Children's Place Need Better Response to Bangladesh Tragedy by John Pajak, Vice President, Teamsters Local 877 & WEC President
May 4, 2014 - The South Jersey Times
Polluting Our Air, Water, and Politics by Debra McFadden, Assistant Director, WEC and Doug Oâ€™Malley, Executive Director, Environment NJ and WEC board member.
June 11, 2014
By Tom Johnson/NJ Spotlight
State Supreme Court to Hear Arguments on Whistleblower Protections
For years, New Jersey was considered to have some of the strongest whistleblower protections in the nation, shielding employees from retaliation from their employers when they tried to report corporate wrongdoing.
April 11, 2014
By Joan Verdon/ The Record
Victim of Bangladesh factory collapse in demonstration at Secaucus Retailer
A garment worker who was trapped in the rubble of a collapsed Bangladesh factory last year joined about four-dozen labor activists Friday in urging Secaucus-based The Children's Place to increase its payments to victims of the disaster that killed more than 1,100 people.
View video from the demonstration.
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