Here in Massachusetts, we’re gearing up to support the anti-bullying Healthy Workplace Bill in the new (2019-20) legislative session of the state legislature. Our lead sponsor, State Senator Paul Feeney (Bristol & Norfolk) has filed the bill, which carries the docket number 1355. (Important note: This is not the permanent bill number for the session, which will be assigned later.)
If you live in Massachusetts and support this legislation, then please contact your state senator and state representative and urge them to co-sponsor Senate Docket 1355. We have until Friday, February 1 to add co-sponsors.
The Massachusetts Healthy Workplace Advocates have scheduled a January 30 lobby day to help secure co-sponsors. Go here for more information.
With each legislative session, we have continually expanded support towards passage of the Healthy Workplace Bill. We are optimistic for progress in this session. Workplace bullying, mobbing, and abuse are receiving increasing media attention, and our growing advocacy group is strong and determined. Building a long list of co-sponsors is an important start.