October 18th, 2011

Cities Proclaim Freedom from Workplace Bullies Week 2011!


As of Oct. 25, Freedom From Workplace Bullies Week has been recognized by 40 cities, 2 counties, 1 university.

Visit the gallery of proclamations.

California cities: Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, Santa Monica, Santa Cruz, South Lake Tahoe, Culver City, Pittsburg, Antioch, Torrance, Burbank, Carson, Placerville, Palo Alto, and El Dorado County

Texas cities: El Paso, Corsicana, Longview, Killeen, Galveston, San Marcos, Sante Fe, San Antonio, Arlington, New Braunfels, Bedford, Bridgeport, Midland, Rockwall

Throughout Freedom Week, the Texas Healthy Workplace Advocates are hosting an informational table at the state capitol lobby in sight of all passing lawmakers.

Connecticut cities: New London, East Haven, Newtown, Milford, Torrington, Bethel,
Central Connecticut State University

An October 20 6:30-8:30 pm. presentation: “Is Connecticut Ready for Healthy Workplaces?: A Forum on Law, Psychology, and Society’s Response to Abusive Conduct in the Workplace.” Speakers include Tom Witt of New York Health Workplace Advocates, and Vicki J. Magley, Ph.D. Department of Psychology-University of Connecticut. Diloreto 001.

Ohio city: Steubenville

Virginia cities: Newport News, Portsmouth, Norfolk

West Virginia cities: Weirton, Morgantown

A lunchtime power point presentation “Workplace Bullying” by Staff Council member and West Virginia Healthy Workplace Bill State Coordinator Lana Cooke will be given for WVU Classified Staff from noon to 1 p.m. on the following dates: Oct. 17, 401 Marina Tower Conference Room; Oct., 19, Coliseum Jerry West Lounge; Oct. 20, 1 Waterfront Place Visitor’s Center/Theater 1st floor

Oct. 18: WVCUPA-HR Board at the fall WVCUPA-HR Conference, Stonewall Resort Conference Center

Take a moment to sign the Healthy Workplace Bill WV Online Petition

Washington county: Snohomish

Wisconsin city: LaCrosse

State Rep. Kelda Roys & State Sen. Spencer Coggs introduced the anti-bullying Healthy Workplace Bill in the Wisconsin legislature on Oct. 17.

Massachusetts: the HWB Coordinators are introducing new ways to get involved, including our all-new Street Teams, where you can help spread the word at other organizations’ meetings, 5ks, parades, and more. Get all the details at the MA Healthy Workplace Bill website.

Oregon: Celebrate Freedom from Workplace Bullies Week by attending 2 days of workshops in Portland. Dr. Denise Haugen, WBI Affiliate, will be presenting! Find more information at the CNRG website.

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  1. Jay Jacobus says:

    MA is searching for people who are talented in various skills. This is a positive effort which can expand the effort from handing out flyers to writing articles, organizing events, creating marketing efforts, scheduling speaking engagements, etc.

    I hope other states will follow MA’s lead and get and use the talents of their followers.

  2. Lisa A. Slaughter says:

    When I wrote to the Mayor of Houston’s office this was the response that I received:

    “Our policies and guidelines state that all requests must pertain to Houston based organizations, events in Houston or citizens being honored in Houston.” And, “Our policies were put in place for budgetary reasons, among others. Many cities have much more strict policies or they don’t offer proclamations.”

    Perhaps their response would be would be different if someone they care about became a target to this awful emotional and psychological abuse.

  3. Good heavens, thank you so much for posting this! It is going to help when I am thinking about going to Regal Tall City in Fort Wayne! I am from Trenton so I am not familiar with Midland. Next time I see my family will be much better! Wonderful!

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