Posts Tagged ‘S1823B’
Wednesday, June 9th, 2010
Read the story of the bill’s fate at the end of the 2009-10 legislative session in the New York State Legislature.
Sunday, May 30th, 2010
Updated June 2
The NY Senate passed S 1823B on May 12. Since then, there has been a flurry of opposition in the media, all by corporate apologists and chicken-little lawyers. Just to set the record straight. WBI addresses the distortions with links to the original articles. (more…)
Tags: Bloomberg, Healthy Work, Morahan, Needleman, NY Healthy Workplace Advocates, NY Senate, S1823B, Scott Greenfield, Victoria Pynchon
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Wednesday, May 19th, 2010
Read the May 19, 2010 New York Daily News article
New York’s latest job killer: A new bill would give workers broad rights to file suit when fired by E.J. McMahon and James Copland
WBI counters the distortions
In the McMahon and Copland (Daily News) article: The “job killer” label is pure fear. Employers are job killers given the massive layoffs during the great recession. Bullies are job and career killers for the individuals they target. Bullies chase away the best and brightest who threaten them and the employer suffers from the talent drain. Professor David Yamada, author of the bill, gives a more comprehensive argument that our bill is “an equal opportunity job saver.” The authors of the Daily News article argue that everyone fired will have grounds to sue. Read the bill. Employers are protected when economic necessity, illegal or unethical conduct are grounds for uncontestable termination. Lazy opinion writers do their readers no favor.
Saturday, May 15th, 2010
The hysteria heard from the business community suggests how much momentum the WBI Legislative Campaign has been gaining since the first bill was introduced in 2003 in California. On May 12, the NY Senate passed the anti-bullying Healthy Workplace Bill (S 1823B) (read the recently posted story below). On May 14, the Wall Street Journal interviewed opponents of the bill — including NYC Mayor Bloomberg and Assemblywoman Susan John who chairs the Labor committee that must pass it before an Assembly floor vote can be taken. Read the article and please write a comment to counter the silliness. By the way, the voices of opposition are parroting the tired, untruthful Chamber of Commerce mantra: “don’t help employees because it will hurt business and helping business is the lawmakers’ most important job.”