Over two dozen U.S. cities, towns, and counties have issued or are issuing proclamations supporting Freedom from Workplace Bullies Week (October 16-22). The proclamations are the result of outreach by grassroots activists from Healthy Workplace Advocates groups across the country.
These localities are endorsing Freedom Week (list as of Oct. 17, evening):
California: Beverly Hills, South Lake Tahoe, Torrance, Burbank, Carson, El Dorado County, City of Placerville, Palo Alto
Connecticut: New London, East Haven, Newtown, Milford, Torrington
Texas: El Paso, San Antonio, Corsicana, Longview, Killeen, Galveston, San Marcos, Sante Fe, Arlington
Virginia: Newport News, Portsmouth, Norfolk
West Virginia: Weirton, Morgantown
Okay, so it’s only a couple of dozen and change. But 10 years ago, this kind of public recognition would’ve been unthinkable. And look at the localities: This is not a blue state or red state cause. Workplace bullying hurts everyone.
(Note: I’m sorry the proclamations are so hard to read. We’re working on that. They sure do look good, though!)