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U takes on workplace bullying: Faculty and staff are learning how to recognize and address bullying.

Thursday, March 8th, 2012

By Meghan O’Connor
Minnesota Daily
March 08, 2012

Employers nationwide increasingly have had to implement policies to handle concerns beyond typical workplace dilemmas –– or what’s now called workplace bullying.

This week, the University of Minnesota’s Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action held a session about the issue to ensure staff and faculty know how to recognize and address it.

The University’s Office of Human Resources defines bullying as an imbalance of power and the intent to cause harm and repetition. It is not outlined in Minnesota state laws like harassment or discrimination.

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Workplace Bullying Institute 2011 Accomplishments

Saturday, December 31st, 2011

One WBI goal is to educate everyone — the affected individuals, employers and lawmakers — about Workplace Bullying. Acknowledgment of its existence and preventability necessarily precedes corrective action. Our momentum accelerated in 2011, all thanks to new staff, new consultants and new State Coordinators who expanded our repertoire. What a year! Here’s the year-end review.
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Why the U.S. needs, and we are advocates for, the Healthy Workplace Bill

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011

As of Nov. 22, 2011, there are 12 states carrying 18 versions of our anti-bullying Healthy Workplace Bill sponsored by hundreds of state legislators of both political parties. You can see for yourself by visiting the website for the national Healthy Workplace Campaign. Learn about the bill here. We also address criticisms of the HWB.

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Gary and Ruth Namie: An Interview by Bob Morris

Tuesday, September 6th, 2011

Gary Namie (Ph.D., Social Psychology) and Ruth Namie (Ph.D., Clinical Psychology) started the U.S. workplace bullying movement in mid-1997 after Ruth’s personal experience at the hands of a tyrannical woman supervisor in a psychiatry clinic.

The Drs. Namie began the first and only U.S. research, education, advocacy and consulting organization — the Workplace Bullying Institute (WBI, workplacebullying.org) now in Bellingham, Washington. Their current books areThe Bullying-Free Workplace (2011, Wiley) for employers and The Bully At Work (2009, Sourcebooks) for bullied individuals. WBI regularly conducts research, including the scientific 2010 & 2007 U.S. Workplace Bullying Surveys and online large sample studies. As the go-to experts, WBI has been featured on U.S. and Canadian network and local TV, national and local newspapers, business magazines and radio, with nearly 1,000 interviews.

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New Employer Workplace Bullying Videos

Wednesday, June 1st, 2011

2-DVD Set: A Primer for Managers

with The Bully-Free Workplace




The Bully-Free Workplace by Gary and Ruth Namie

Raising Employee Awareness DVD

with The Bully at Work


The Bully At Work by Gary and Ruth Namie

Videos can be purchased separately or together for a discounted price. A third option is to bundle one or both videos with the Namies' books -- The Bully-Free Workplace (for leaders and managers) and/or The Bully At Work (for individuals) for training participants.

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New Book for employers plagued by workplace bullying

Monday, May 23rd, 2011

The Bully-Free Workplace: Stop Jerks, Weasels & Snakes from Killing Your Organization can now be purchased online through the links provided at the book’s website page given below. This is the long-awaited (and our 3rd) book that describes what it takes to energize leaders, managers and champions to tackle bullying. It also describes the Namies’ process used as specialists in the consulting field they started in 1998. THIS IS THE BOOK YOU SLIP UNDER THE EXECUTIVE’S DOOR TO WAKE HIM OR HER UP!

You can read about the new book and order HERE.

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Online nonprofit takes on workplace bullying

Thursday, April 21st, 2011

Washington County native and his wife go after it with online effort

By Janice Crompton, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Thursday, April 21, 2011

When Tom Shannon accepted a job 15 years ago, he expected to raise his family and retire after a long, satisfying career.

But instead, the 51-year-old information technology specialist from Butler County found himself confronted with what he describes as an alcoholic, abusive supervisor who, he said, eventually drove him from his job — and nearly out of his mind.

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New Article: Bullying at work draws attention

Wednesday, April 6th, 2011

By Thomas Olson, PITTSBURGH TRIBUNE-REVIEW
Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Nancy Sadie of Ambridge is not easily intimidated, but a bully tested her limits in her last job.

A co-worker at the former Bellevue Suburban General Hospital where Sadie was a staff nurse from 2000 to 2003 frequently became confrontational, she said.

“She was really rude. She would bark at you,” said Sadie, 58, who recalled that when she returned to work after an excused two-hour absence for a friend’s funeral, the bully “went ballistic and chewed me out really good.”

There is no law — state or federal — against such conduct, legal experts say, giving victims little recourse other than to leave the job.

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KCRA-TV in Sacramento interviews Dr. Gary Namie

Thursday, October 21st, 2010

KCRA-TV in Sacramento does a great job covering the topic of workplace bullying in time for Freedom from Workplace Bullies Week. See their coverage below, which includes an interview with Dr. Gary Namie. The California Healthy Workplace Advocates (CHWA) hosted the public event with the Drs. Ruth and Gary Namie on Oct. 20 in Sacramento.

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Freedom Week proclaimed & more

Thursday, October 14th, 2010

Special Events for the Week

OCT. 19. Thanks to the Texas Healthy Workplace Advocates, El Paso Mayor John Cook and the City Council will proclaim on October 19, Freedom from Bullies at Work Week! If you live in Texas, thank the Mayor. If you want to help Texas enact the anti-bullying Healthy Workplace Bill, contact the TX State Coordinator.

OCT. 19, 5 pm (central time) on Pattie Porter’s Texas Conflict Coach radio show, the story of Kevin Morrissey’s suicide in response to his prolonged mistreatment at the Univ. of Virginia. Thank you, Pattie!

OCT. 19 Wisconsin State Rep. Kelda Roys (sponsor of the state’s first bill, AB 894 in 2010) will be interviewed by Madison NBC-TV 15 news anchor Carleen Wild about her work in support of the legislation and 2011 plans. Air time is not yet set. Track the Wisconsin Healthy Workplace Advocates group for the schedule. If you live in Wisconsin, contact the WI State Coordinator to volunteer to help.

OCT. 19 & OCT. 20 The California Healthy Workplace Advocates host Workplace Bullying Institute founders giving a public seminar, doors open at 6 pm, talk is 7 to 9 pm. Oct. 19 they will be in South San Francisco. Oct. 20 they will be in Sacramento. Come meet the Namies and CHWA volunteers to learn about legislative plans for 2011. If you live in California, contact the CA State Coordinator to volunteer to help.

OCT. 23-24 BPW Saskatoon, Saskatchewan hosts a special conference for the community, “Powerless to Powerful.” Several workshops and presenters are scheduled. Topics include workplace bullying, the Ruth and Gary Namie will present, too.

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