Posts Tagged ‘Hunter College Ombuds Office’

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

Saturday, June 24th, 2017

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Workplace Bullying Is “a Form of Workplace Violence”

Thursday, 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

Wednesday, 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

Wednesday, 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

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Stories and posts in the works.

Less We Forget … Part 1

Saturday, 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.”

Behold, a Shrine to Erstwhile Colleague Billy D Helps Shine a Light on the Treachery in the Department of Film and Media Studies, Hunter College, City University of New York

Friday, May 19th, 2017


Sometime soon after he learned that copies of his email bouncing around cyberspace had bounced into my mailbox, Colleague Billy D, who had been boasting on his Facebook page that he was being promoted to associated professor, resigned to take an assistant professor position at Fordham U.

More about this later.