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Saturday, October 26th, 2013
For Freedom Week 2012, we gathered at the National Press Club in Washington DC to hear two union presidents declare their opposition to Workplace Bullying. Here are those statements repeated.
Unions are the most natural advocates for anti-bullying. However, bullying befuddles many union leaders (they are tough guys and gals themselves, they aspire to management and co-opt union goals). Rank-in-file members want and deserve protection against bullying assaults, regardless of the source — management or member. Member-on-member bullying provides the union with opportunities to do better, to serve more, to support abused members, to correct abusive members, to use freedom from bullying as an organizing tool.
Help WBI help your union do more. Visit our Workplace Bullying for Unions website. Attend Workplace Bullying University® to equip the entire union with requisite skills to attack the problem. Tell defiant leadership to stand down and not become bullies themselves.
Tags: David Holway, Freedom from workplace bullies week, Gary Namie, Greg Sorozan, Mary Kay Henry, NAGE, seiu, Unions, workplace bullying
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Sunday, October 21st, 2012
Mary Kay Henry, SEIU Intl President, supports WBI, Healthy Workplace Bill, and Freedom From Workplace Bullies Week, National Press Club, Oct. 15, 2012.
Tags: Freedom from workplace bullies week, Healthy Workplace Bill, Mary Kay Henry, NPC, seiu, WBI
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Thursday, October 18th, 2012
by Stephen Lee, Daily Labor Report, Bloomberg BNA, Oct. 15, 2012
Union officials, civil rights groups, and formerly abused workers urged states to adopt anti- bullying legislation at an Oct. 15 press conference convened by the Workplace Bullying Institute.
Anti-bullying bills have been introduced in 21 states, including California, Massachusetts, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, and Washington.
Tags: Gary Namie, Greg Sorozan, Healthy Workplace Bill, Mary Kay Henry, NAACP, NAGE, seiu, Shelton, WBI
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Thursday, October 11th, 2012
When: Monday October 15, 10-11 am
Where: National Press Club, Washington, D.C.
What: Commemoration of WBI’s Freedom From Workplace Bullies Week
Who: An all-star lineup of support from a diverse range of organizations and national leaders.
Tags: AFGE, David Holway, Freedom from workplace bullies week, Hilary Shelton, Mary Kay Henry, NAACP, NAGE, National Press Club, seiu, WBI
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Thursday, July 19th, 2012
We marvel at the positive results of two California County Grand Juries — Ventura County in 2011 and Riverside in 2012. Thanks to their independence from County administrative and management teams and a rule that enables them to conduct investigations into about anything that interests them, the Grand Jury provides help to bullied targets among County employees. HR is either unable or unwilling to conduct credible investigations of workplace bullying until there are laws compelling strict policies or as long as handmaidens to County executives.
Grand Juries, on the other hand, are citizens likely to be outraged when they learn about the dirty dealings happening in secret and deliberately silenced by those with political connections.
The county workers union (SEIU local 721) led the charge with the Ventura GJ. A bold group of 7 employees were instrumental in getting the Riverside GJ to investigate and to admonish the HR management for fostering abuse within its ranks.
So, with or without the help of a union, we suggest researching whether your county’s grand jury allows citizen complaints about misconduct/bullying by county management and if it can then conduct its own independent investigation. Ventura and Riverside Grand Juries have led the way. Try this at home. Good luck.
Thursday, September 29th, 2011
By Zeke Barlow
Ventura County Star
Sept 27, 2011
Four months after a grand jury report said workplace bullying was a problem within county government, a recent survey of about 500 employees said much the same.
Sixty percent of the county employees surveyed said they had been bullied at work, while 69 percent said they had witnessed bullying. Forty-four percent said they were yelled at while working and 43 percent said they were retaliated against for speaking up.