Archive for June, 2013

NYC Community Safety Act Is a Law of the Land

Friday, June 28th, 2013



New York Community Safety Act …

Thursday, June 27th, 2013


D:F/M State of Emergency

Tuesday, June 25th, 2013


More about this later.

What Is the Significance of This Vehicle?

Monday, June 17th, 2013



More About NYS Healthy Workplace Bill S3863 (Workplace Anti-Bullying Bill)

Saturday, June 15th, 2013

The email I sent to NYS Senator John DeFrancisco, Chair of the Senate Finance Committee, is better than the previous one sent to several senators on the Labor Committee of the New York State Senate. It’s more accurate.

Greggory w Morris
Sent: Thursday, June 13, 2013 8:32 AM
Senator John DeFrancisco []
Dear Senator John DeFrancisco, Chair of the Senate Finance Committee,

I am a tenured assistant journalism professor at Hunter College and I am writing to ask you to put S3863 on the Senate Finance Committee agenda before the legislative session ends. The workplace bullying that I have witnessed and experienced at Hunter is the most profane in my journalism career as a reporter and teacher.


New York State Healthy Workplace Bill S3863 (Workplace Anti-Bullying Bill)

Thursday, June 13th, 2013

I posted the following on the Hunter College Listserv, which is the main listserv for the College.  Hopefully, its obviously explanatory.


I was up in Albany early in the fall semester for my first lobbying efforts to support this NYS workplace anti-bullying bill with professors from several campuses around the state. Lobbying can be empowering. We were joined by serious activists. More about this later.

I sent the following off to New York State Senator José Peralta, Minority Whip and the rest of the labor committee members:


Lawyers’ Committee Honors Life and Legacy of Medgar Evers, 50th Anniversary of His Assassination

Wednesday, June 12th, 2013

Today, June 12, 2013 marks the 50th anniversary of the assassination of civil rights leader Medgar Evers, who worked tirelessly to secure equal rights in the state of Mississippi. After becoming the first state field secretary of the NAACP in Mississippi, Evers organized and participated in voter-registration efforts, demonstrations, and economic boycotts of companies that practiced discrimination. Evers also worked to investigate crimes perpetrated against African Americans.


More Info About Healthy Workplace Bill S3863

Sunday, June 9th, 2013

Mike Schlicht reports that the New York State Psychological Association reissued its memorandum of support for Healthy Workplace Bill.

Memorandum in Support

AN ACT to amend the labor law, in relation to establishing
a private cause of action for an abusive work environment

The New York State Psychological Association (NYSPA), representing more than 3,000 psychologists and students of psychology, supports A4965 which aims to ensure that all individuals have access to a healthy work environment, free from abuse of any kind. Our comments are offered from the perspective of professionals who serve the public in addressing their emotional, psychological and behavioral health needs and are committed to the promotion of a psychologically healthy workplace in all settings.


More Info About the Healthy Workplace Bill

Thursday, June 6th, 2013
By Mike Schlicht

The Healthy Workplace Bill was referred to the Senate Finance Committee in the next step of the legislative process. The Chair of the Senate Finance Committee is Senator John DeFranciso and he represents parts of the Syracuse area. NYHWA would like to setup a meeting with him at the District office in the very near future to speak with him about the bill. NYHWA is looking for constituents of his, people who work in his district and those who are from the Greater Syracuse area to speak briefly about their workplace bullying experience as we ask for him to place the bill on the agenda for a vote.


Healthy Workplace NYS Bill S3863 Passes Muster

Wednesday, June 5th, 2013

This past Monday, June 3, Healthy Workplace Bill, S3863 was passed by the New York State Senate Labor Committee. More about this later but I had this to say …