Massachusetts supporters of the Healthy Workplace Bill (Senate No. 699, Sen. Joan Menard, sponsor) testified in favor of the legislation before members of the Joint Committee on Labor and Workforce Development today.
This included a panel assembled by the Service Employees Union International/National Association of Government Employees (SEIU/NAGE), whose work has been central in getting the bill introduced and slated for a hearing. Special thanks go to Greg Sorozan and Jim Redmond of SEIU/NAGE, to Deb Falzoi for her assistance with communications and organizing, and to the courageous individuals who provided oral and written testimony to the Committee.
We have a way to go before the Healthy Workplace Bill becomes law, but this was an important step for the Massachusetts advocacy effort. I’m glad that we could contribute to the national movement to make legal protections against workplace bullying a reality.
Here’s a link to the briefing paper I submitted as part of my testimony: http://suffolk.academia.edu/DavidYamada/Papers/140218/Briefing-Paper-in-Support-of-Senate-No–699