September 4th, 2009

Podcast 8: Unions & Bullying

Podcast 8:

Unions & Bullying

Guest Podcast: Carol Fehner, union activist, former union rep, lifelong bullybuster (and WBI affiliate), retired federal worker

Learn what bullied targets should do to get the union to pay attention.

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  1. Penny Saul says:

    What if one of your co-worker so happened to be a steward who sets you up on facebook to help initiate  your termination. I was not thinking when a co-worker asked me what happened after I was suspended because of a resident bullying me and I told ….. The supervisor took it as a threat to the resident so I was suspended. Because it was someone I work with I did not think about HIPPA rules and I typed in his name. Another co-worker popped up on the screen and told me to delete it and told me, it scared me and I deleted immediately. The co-worker who is a steward took advantage of it by printing it out and turning it in to the supervisor. I was terminated. I feel there is unfairness and humiliated, my self worth is very low. I had been bullied by residents and co-workers for the five year I worked there. One time I reported a nurse bullying me to the supervisor, I was the one who was written up. I never went to her again. This has created a lot of Psychological damages.

  2. C. says:

    The union is not there to help individuals unless those individuals are “specific people” that suit their agenda. Remember they are for the collective
    group. Then the ones that they do help get bullied into doing things for them or assist them in bullying other employees that management “their buddies” want to get rid of. Unions are not going to jeopardize their “rapport” with management just for one individual. Remember they are employed their too most of the time. They don’t want to be leaned on.

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