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Gearing Up for the Next Albany Lobbying Session for the New York State Healthy Workplace Bill Come 2021 to Make Workplace & Academic Bullying Illegal

Tuesday, December 29th, 2020


Michael Schlicht, Coordinator, New York Healthy Workplace Advocates, Posted on his Facebook Page, December 16.

“Due to the pandemic, lobbying in Albany will a bit different in 2021 with social distancing guidelines and the possibility of coming into contact with someone who may have Covid-19 and or be asymptomatic of infection.

I, that’s me, Gregg Morris, would prefer to trek to Abany, as I have in the past, to lobby but I’m on pause – after learning and being informed by Dr. Fauci, additional science pundits and other singsonging Cassandras about the virus expected to sweep across the country in waves these coming weeks, if the scourges aren’t already sweeping as I write this blog.

But because of all the folks ignoring the holiday-traveling-caveats, according to new reports and studies, I don’t want to venture too far from my abode in Jersey City, until I get vaccinated. And already there are reports that vaccination might not be available to me until the late spring if not early summer because of poor distribution of the vaccines. Continuing with Mike Schlicht.

We are highly encouraging people who wish to have their voices heard in Albany come January and beyond to write a statement of their experience about workplace bullying and/or sending us a statement why you would like to see the NYS Healthy Workplace Bill passed in 2021.

We will get these statements to all 213 legislators in Albany during the course of lobby season. If in-person meetings will be possible, we may ask for a few people to accompany us to them and have you talk about your experience of being bullied in the workplace. Statements and interest at in-person meetings can be sent to: info@nyhwa.org

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Make New York Healthy Workplace Bill a Law in 2021

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Wednesday, November 25th, 2020

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October is National Bullying Prevention Month – A Call to Action

Wednesday, October 14th, 2020

“I’ll just say that too many academic institutions operate at the lower levels of ethical behavior” – Professor David Yamada, premier legal expert on workplace bullying in the United States.

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Have I Got a Story to Tell About Teaching at Hunter College

Sunday, July 5th, 2020

That’s in the works. In the meantime, check out the image below.

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I’m Getting Ready

Wednesday, July 1st, 2020

AAUP’s Tuesday, June 23, 2020 Statement on Racial Justice in Higher Education

Wednesday, June 24th, 2020

Could have been a statement on “Racial Injustice in Higher Education” or the “Tolerance of Racial Injustice in Higher Education” But …

Systemic Racism – A Suggestion

(AAUP statement soon to be published on this blog)

Tuesday, June 10, 2020

Wednesday, June 10th, 2020

Attention Department of Film and Media Studies, Hunter College, City University of New York

Saturday, June 6th, 2020

Statement on Protests in Response to the Murder of George Floyd

Thursday, June 4th, 2020

Rudy Fichtenbaum, President, AAUP

Dear Gregg,

The murder of George Floyd by four police officers in Minneapolis has unleashed a massive protest movement across the country. These protests, led by young people, are revealing years of pent-up frustration with racism and inequality. The militarization of policing in the United States and the unchecked violence perpetrated against communities of color by police who continue to act with seeming impunity, along with the promotion of white supremacy by the Trump administration, had created a combustible mix even before the COVID-19 pandemic added to an existing medical crisis and economic desperation, especially in marginalized communities of color.

Many have said that we need to have a conversation about racism and inequality. But a conversation is not enough. What we need is bold action to deal with institutional racism and inequality. While the lack of meaningful preparation for the pandemic has disrupted the lives of all Americans, the more long-standing lack of a meaningful response to endemic racism and inequality has compounded the impact of the pandemic on communities of color.

Clearly, looting and the destruction of property need to be condemned. But we also need to condemn the fact that only one of the four police officers involved in the murder of George Floyd has been arrested and recognize that Floyd’s death is just one more example of the senseless loss of an African American life at the hands of police. The actions of police across the country are enabled by political leaders who have failed to deal with institutional racism and inequality, and they also must be held accountable.

The AAUP supports the right of all citizens to engage in peaceful protests and calls for an end to police violence against protesters. We also recognize that our institutions of higher education have been part of the problem, but they can be part of the solution by marshaling the expertise of faculty and the energy of students in developing meaningful approaches to mitigating racism and inequality in our society.

Rudy Fichtenbaum
President, AAUP

Colloquially Paraphrasing the UN: This Sh*t Needs to Stop Now!

Friday, May 29th, 2020

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