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

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.

This is a decent college community but despite its impressive public image there are areas that need significant improvement regarding working conditions. I am a meticulous record keeper and, if asked, can provide corroborative documentation of what has happened to me and what I have witnessed happening to others.

I simply hope that you will consider scheduling S3863 for the Senate Finance Committee agenda. And I can be called upon at any time if testimony is needed.



BACKGROUND: I have worked in some of the most competitive newsrooms in the country, such as Time magazine, the New York Post and the former Washington Star newspaper in Washington D.C. when it was owned by Time. Besides publishing books, one selected by the New York Times as one of its “Notable Books of the Year,” I’ve also taught at Rutgers University in New Brunswick and Long Island University, Brooklyn Campus. I have been awarded numerous grants from Hunter College, the FORD Foundation and other organizations for innovative teaching ideas and methods that have helped students earn prestigious internships and embark on careers.

One of my former students is a co-founder of the first online newspaper in Liberia. Others have received national and international recognition and still more have solid journalism reputations.

Gregg Morris
Assistant Professor
Department of Film and Media Studies
Hunter College
Cell: 201-320-2278
Office: 212-772-4952

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