Posts Tagged ‘Massachusetts’
Wednesday, April 9th, 2014
The Massachusetts anti-bullying legislation, the Healthy Workplace Bill — HB 1766, passed the Joint Committee on Labor and Workforce Development. As of April 7, it is slated for a vote by all members of the House of Representatives. We all stand with the advocates on the ground there — the Massachusetts Healthy Workplace Advocates — wish them success. You can track progress on the bill at the MA State Page of the HWB website.
Wednesday, November 20th, 2013
By Torii Bottomley, Cambridge (MA) Chronicle, Nov. 19, 2013
Workplace bullying has become rampant because it is driven by a buyer’s market in jobs.
In my professional practice of teaching English as a Second Language in a public school, not only was I bullied and removed from my position in front of my hysterical students without reason, but I am increasingly experiencing highly qualified colleagues and students who talk about bullying scenarios. When I ask whether they are referring to sexual harassment, age discrimination or cause-based performance issues, they more frequently refer to being abused by not having access to shared information, harassment, intimidation and threats of poor evaluations and isolation.
I have highly performing colleagues who have lost their jobs or have been forced to quit due to a narcissistic manager who has enjoyed virtually unrestricted rein in threatening job loss or career damage.
Tuesday, July 2nd, 2013
From Radio Boston, WBUR, July 2, 2013
Tuesday, June 25th, 2013
The public hearing for Massachusetts bill HB 1766 is scheduled for June 25 by the Joint Committee on Labor and Workforce Development. Follow the status of the Healthy Workplace Bill in MA on the MA State Page. MA residents connect with the citizen lobbyists through the MA Healthy Workplace Advocates — links to MHWA on the State Page. Good luck to MHWA and NAGE lobbyists!
Thursday, June 21st, 2012
by Eesha Williams, Valley Post
Bullying by bosses leads some workers to commit acts of violence, and causes stress-related health problems in many more workers. Massachusetts is poised to become the first state in the nation to pass a law against workplace bullying. Vermont is likely to pass similar legislation next year. Legislation in New Hampshire is stalled.
Thursday, April 12th, 2012
Last week the Mass. Campaign passed a major hurdle. The House Committee on Steering, Policy and Scheduling just favorably read out H. 2310 on April 5th and moved it directly to the House Floor for a 3rd reading. Thanks to everyone who has helped propel this movement forward!
Remember, the Mass state page always has the most recent activity and updates.
Friday, March 23rd, 2012
Deb Falzoi, one of the great Massachusetts HWB Co-Coordinators, was interviewed by Robbin Miller and Doris Livesay about the bill. Here’s the clip:
Monday, March 5th, 2012
Boston – The Massachusetts Healthy Workplace Advocates announced March 5 that the anti-bullying Healthy Workplace Bill – Senate Bill 916 and House Bill 2310 – has progressed from the Joint Committee on Labor and Workforce Development and is due to go next to the House Committee on Ways and Means.
Friday, March 11th, 2011
Sen. Katherine Clark introduced S 916. It is the companion bill to HB 2310. Visit the MA State Page to thank her and to encourage the committee chairs to schedule a public hearing soon.