A Communiqué Sent to Colleagues at the Fête for He-Who-Was-@-The-Reins

June 24th, 2017

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The First Amendment and What It Means for Free Speech Online

June 23rd, 2017

By Sam Cook
comparitech.com

Our article  on the First Amendment and what it means for free speech online, sheds light on what is and what is not guaranteed by the First Amendment in relation to online freedom of speech, file sharing, and anonymity online.

The internet as we know it is nearly 30 years old. Sure, the web is a bit more complicated — and more intricately connected — than it was 30 years ago, but it’s no less of a modern Wild West today than it was in the 90s (although you may need to dig deep into the darknet to experience the real gun-slinging). The freedoms and anonymity  we enjoy online are, however, constantly under scrutiny, by both governments and businesses alike.

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Workplace Bullying Is “a Form of Workplace Violence”

June 22nd, 2017

Rob Lenin of Business Insurance

Workplace bullying has reached “epidemic level,” according to a new study, and legal analysts are advising companies to take heed.

The San Francisco-based Workplace Bullying Institute’s 2017 U.S. Workplace Bullying Survey, released earlier this month, estimated that 30 million American workers have been, or are now being, bullied at work, while another 30 million have witnessed it.

“These proportions are epidemic-level,” the report said. “The number of U.S. workers who are affected by bullying — summing over those with direct bullying and witnessing experiences — is 60.3 million, the combined population of six Western states.

Workplace bullying is “a form of workplace violence”  – Gary Namie, Director of the Workplace Bullying Institute. 

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Latest Moveon.org NYHWA News Letter

June 21st, 2017

Following Up June 16 Email

Make NYS Healthy Workplace Bill a Law in 2017 Campaign
Sent: Tuesday, June 20, 2017 5:51 PM

The New York Healthy Workplace Associates said it is working with key legislators to revise the current bill and seems cautiously optimistic that the revision can improve its chances of becoming law. I don’t have specific details but NYHWA says it will make an official announcment when a final draft is written.

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Breaking News: Key Findings of 2017 U.S. Survey of Workplace Bullying Institute

June 14th, 2017

• 19% of Americans are bullied, another 19% witness it
• 61% of Americans are aware of abusive conduct in the workplace
• 60 million Americans are affected by it (roughly equal to the number of people who live in California and New York combined)
• 70% of perpetrators are men; 60% of targets are women
• Hispanics are the most frequently bullied race
• 61% of bullies are bosses, the majority (63%) operate alone
• 40% of bullied targets are believed to suffer adverse health effects
• 29% of targets remain silent about their experiences
• 71% of employer reactions are harmful to targets
• 60% of coworker reactions are harmful to targets
• To stop it, 65% of targets lose their original jobs
• 77% of Americans support enacting a new law
• 45% report worsening of work relationships, post-Trump election

Click here for survey

Stories and posts in the works.

Less We Forget … Part 1

June 10th, 2017

promoting healthy workplaces
Vita Rabinowitz [Vita.Rabinowitz@cuny.edu]
You replied on 9/4/2015 10:18 AM.
Sent: Friday, September 04, 2015 7:39 AM
To: Greggory w Morris
Cc: Vita Rabinowitz [Vita.Rabinowitz@cuny.edu]…
Dear Gregg, if I may,

We have known each other for quite some time, and I was delighted in my new position to be reminded of your enduring commitments—to students, to great journalism, and to causes that matter in the workplace. I see that you had written the Chancellery about your Moveon.org petition to support the New York State Healthy Workplace Bill, and that you are calling for CUNY to be a “leader in promoting healthy workplaces.”