Dr. Ruth Namie and I began the legislative campaign to enact the WBI anti-bullying Healthy Workplace Bill in 2002 in California. Now a network of volunteer State Coordinators spread over 42 states works in concert with Citizen Lobbyists to educate state legislators to sponsor the HWB.
So far, early in this 2013 session, two states have introduced legislation for the first time:
New Mexico — the 22nd State to introduce since 2003, and
Florida — the 23rd State
This entry was posted on Wednesday, January 30th, 2013 at 1:56 pm.
This is the official home of the national grassroots legislative movement to enact the anti-bullying Healthy Workplace Bill. The HWB is the boldest proposed change to U.S. employment law in 40 years. We are a volunteer network of citizen activists working since 2002 in many states to pass the bill into law.
Current discrimination and harassment laws rarely address bullying concerns. Bullying is four times more prevalent than illegal discrimination, but is still legal in the U.S. People deserve more protection against arbitrary cruelty that has nothing to do with work.
"Sometimes I wonder if we shall ever grow up in our politics and say definite things which mean something, or whether we shall always go on using generalities to which everyone can subscribe, and which mean very little." -- Eleanor Roosevelt