Friday, June 7 - WEC's Annual Awards Reception, Rutgers Labor Education Center, New Brunswick, 6:30 pm.
- Noel Christmas, Chairman, Utility Workers Union of America, NJ State Council
- Edward Lloyd, Esq., Director, Clinical Education, Environmental Law, Columbia University
- Adrienne Markowitz, M.S., Industrial Hygienist, WEC/NJ Education Association HealthyÂ Schools Program
- Nicky Sheats, Esq., Ph.D., Director, Center for the Urban Environment, John S. Watson Institute for Public Policy of Thomas Edison State College; member of the New Jersey Environmental Justice Alliance
- International Chemical Workers Center for Worker Health and Safety Education & United Steelworkers Tony Mazzocchi Center*, Hurricane Sandy emergency response teams.
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*The Tony Mazzocchi Center is a project of the United Steelworkers, The Labor Institute, and Communications Workers of America.
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APPELLATE COURT UPHOLDS DEP WAIVER RULE
Appellants oppose ruling, anticipate appeal
The 28 environmental and labor organizations promised to keep fighting despite the ruling by the Appellate Division of the Superior Court of New Jersey to uphold the NJ Department of Environmental Protection's Waiver Rule.
April 25, 2013 - The Star Ledger
By Amy Goldsmith, Director, NJ Environmental Federation, the state chapter of Clean Water Action and Rev. Fletcher Harper, Executive Director, GreenFaith (Goldsmith and Harper are members of WEC Board of Directors)
Opinion: Danger lurks at industrial workplaces, just ask Texas
Could the kind of industrial fire and explosion that recently decimated a town in Texas happen here in New Jersey - the state with the greatest concentration of workplaces with hazardous chemicals in the nation?
February 28, 2013 - The Star Ledger
By Elizabeth Smith, Executive Director, Statewide Education Organizing Committee and Mo Kinberg, Campaign Organizer, WEC
Opinion: School Construction Waiting on Gov. Christie
The governor has forced communities with the oldest, most dilapidated schools to wait years for emergency repairs.
April 26, 2013 - ABC7 The Investigators, Jim Hoffer (video)
Safety at Refinery Called into Question
Teamsters Local 877 President Doc Doherty explains why he's concerned about the safety of Phillips 66 workers and the community living around the plant. (Teamsters Local 877 is a member of WEC.)
Friday Dec 14, 2012
Toxic Train Wreck Exposes Weakness in Federal Chemical Policy by Michelle Chen
In late November, while other parts of New Jersey were recovering from the superstorm, the quiet town of Paulsboro was blindsided by a very unnatural disaster. A train derailed while crossing a local bridge, sending freight cars tumbling into the water below and releasing a toxic swirl of the flammable gas known as vinyl chloride, used to make PVC plastics. In the following days, chaos ensued as residents hurriedly evacuated.