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June 13, 2014, 6:30 pm
NJ Work Environment Council Awards Dinner

Rutgers Labor Education Center, New Brunswick, NJ

2014 Honorees:

  • Peg Seminario, National Health and Safety Director, AFL-CIO
  • Patricia Bauman, Vice Chair, Board of Trustees, Natural Resources Defense Council
  • Thomas Hardy, Organizing Specialist, NJ Education Association
  • Adam Liebtag, President, Communications Workers of America Local 1036, AFL-CIO
  • Marien Casillas Pabellon, Executive Director, New Labor

Please join us to celebrate the achievements of our honorees by placing an ad in the commemorative journal or purchasing tickets. Sponsorship packages are also that include both ads and tickets. Download the order form.

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Press Releases

February 27, 2014

Community, Public Health, and Labor Leaders Urge Federal Agencies to Prevent Chemical Disasters at Newark Hearing

Today, residents, community, labor, and environmental leaders gathered at a federal listening session to push the Obama administration to take bold steps to reduce the danger posed to millions of people by high-risk chemical facilities in the New York/New Jersey metropolitan area.


Opinion Pieces

March 18, 2014

NJ has Chance to Provide Better Schools and Jobs by Troy Singleton, Assemblyman District 7 and Avery Grant, member, Long Branch Board of Education and Vice President, WEC

New Jersey has the 38th-worst unemployment rate in the nation, and for construction workers the jobless rate is even worse. At the same time, thousands of school children, their teachers and other staff face serious health and safety hazards and poor learning conditions in buildings that may be more than a hundred years old.


WEC in the News

January 23, 2014

NBC Nightly News Exposes Horrendous Conditions at Trenton High School

This national media coverage would not have happened without the hard work that the Trenton community and Healthy Schools Now Coalition has done to raise awareness about the deplorable conditions in our schools.

 

October 31, 2013
By Rebecca Klein/Huffington Post

Yes, Some NJ Students Have to Go to Schools That Look Like This
Students at New Jersey's most resource-starved public schools walk down hallways covered in mold, take tests in asbestos-filled classrooms and trod across floors peppered with rodent droppings.

October 24, 2013
By Jenna Pizza/The Times of Trenton

Judge tells SDA, school board to agree to new schedule for repairs to Trenton Central High School
While the latest developments in the courthouse drama over Trenton High were playing themselves out, less than a mile away protesters launched a fresh demonstration in support of rapid improvements at the city school and others in similar plight around New Jersey.

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October 10, 2013
By Rebecca Forand/South Jersey Times

NJ Work Environment Council says chemical risks still abundant throughout the state
The New Jersey Work Environment Council released a new study of how the state's industries are faring when it comes to reducing the risk of environmental disaster, and they called for more action from Trenton in encouraging businesses to adopt safer practices.

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