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New Jersey Workers Win COVID-19 Protections

TRENTON, NJ–On November 5, Governor Phil Murphy signed Executive Order 192, mandating safety requirements to protect workers from the COVID-19 pandemic in all New Jersey workplaces. The executive order is the culmination of a months-long organizing effort by activists and frontline workers. “With today’s action, New Jersey becomes the only state to leverage its public […]

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Advocates Call on Healthcare Giant J&J to Stop Selling Baby Powder

In May, the New Brunswick-based corporation said it “will wind down the commercialization of talc-based Baby Powder in the US and Canada in the coming months,” adding that “existing inventory will continue to be sold through retailers until it runs out.” But that’s not enough, says “Black Women for Wellness,” one of the many advocacy groups pushing for J&J to stop selling its baby powder worldwide.

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Biopharma Leaders Including J&J Unite on Vaccine Safety Pledge

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—Nine drug company CEO’s including Johnson & Johnson’s Alex Gorsky signed a September 8 pledge to continue making the safety of vaccinated individuals the top priority as they develop the first COVID-19 vaccines, according to a media release. In the pledge, consumer health products and pharmaceutical giant J&J said that “the safety and well-being […]