Archive for December, 2015

Petition Supporting NYS Healthy Workplace Bill to Make Workplace & Academic Bullying Illegal

Thursday, December 31st, 2015

Full Text of Bill

Season’s Greetings for These #D:F/M-ers (Present & Former)?

Friday, December 25th, 2015

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No Season’s Greetings for This #D:F/M Colleague

Friday, December 25th, 2015

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Thursday, December 24th, 2015

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Attention Former Professional Staff Congress Chapter Chair @ Hunter College

Thursday, December 17th, 2015

Note: This was intended for you, Colleague Tami Gold, when you were the Hunter College PSC Chapter Chair. I admit it is late.

Department of Film and Media Studies Colleagues & Staff have been using and trying to use the University’s Violence in the Workplace Committee and Hunter College Security to stifle dissent, intimidate Colleagues & Staff who don’t share their values and opinions.

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Recommended Reading for Colleague Larry Shore

Monday, December 14th, 2015

On bullying in the workplace with guest writer Jessica Stensrud
By Andrew Stewart on December 9, 2015, RI Future. org

When I try to think like most people who haven’t experienced workplace bullying or deny that it even exists, I imagine that when they hear “The Healthy Workplace Bill,” it can sound sort of naïve or even Pollyanna-ish (if that’s even a word).

“What? People need a law in place to FORCE them to be NICE? And what is ‘nice’ anyway? What about competitiveness, aggressive go–getter stuff; all that? Isn’t that normal in business? If you ruled that out, what would you have? A bunch of powder puffs trying to get stuff done.”

No, what I am talking about is there being a law that prevents deliberate acts of complete and intentional cruelty above and beyond anything to do with work. Often times, employees’ time is spent trying to comply with orders that are given, when bullying is taking place, that have nothing whatsoever to do with productivity or the success of the company. It is torture for the sake of torture.

Read full article here. Pass it on to our Colleagues and staffers, erstwhile and otherwise!

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