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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.

Opinion Pieces

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 O’Malley, Executive Director, Environment NJ and WEC board member.


WEC in the News

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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