30 Legislatures [28 States, 2 Territories] have introduced the HWB

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HWB News

February 19, 2015

Virginia is 28th state to introduce the Healthy Workplace Bill

House Delegates Keam and Hope introduced HB 2089 in Jan. 2015, making Virginia the 28th state to introduce the WBI anti-bullying Healthy Workplace Bill. We thank the CWA Local 222, Annandale, VA, for their support. Visit the VA State page for details. The committee recommended “laying the bill on the table.” Thus it will not leave the H

February 12, 2015

CT State Coordinator for the WBI Healthy Workplace Bill: Dr. Kathy Hermes

Featured on Waterford, CT community television: Dr. Kathy Hermes. She discusses the bullying-caused suicide of dear friend Marlene Braun and the need for state legislation, the Healthy Workplace Bill.

February 11, 2015

Legislative season update for the Healthy Workplace Bill

The WBI State Coordinators are hard at work meeting with legislative sponsors for the WBI anti-bullying Healthy Workplace Bill. Here’s a status report. As of Feb. 10 … • North Dakota became the 27th state to introduce something — HB 1428. That something is a simple paragraph declaring that public sector employers have to add

February 11, 2015

North Dakota becomes 27th state to tackle workplace bullying

North Dakota lawmakers, at the urging of the largest public sector union (North Dakota United) in the right-to-work state, introduced HB 1428. The bill simply states that public sector employers must address harassment (implying that the harassment is both unlawful (based on membership in protected status groups) and lawful (ostensibly workplace bu

February 10, 2015

Connecticut joins new workplace bullying bill lineup in 2015

Connecticut state Sen. Gary Winfield and Rep. Victor Cuevas introduced Senate Bill 432. Though they did not adopt the language contained in the WBI anti-bullying Healthy Workplace Bill, SB 432 calls for the creation of an “advisory board” to “explore and address” instances of workplace bullying. Visit the CT State Page for d

February 10, 2015

Utah legislators tackle abusive conduct in the workplace with new bill

Utah state Rep. Keven Stratton introduced a training-based mandate version of the Healthy Workplace Bill. It would require annual education by employers on the topic of abusive conduct — its definition, effects, and remedies. Visit the UT State Page for details.

February 10, 2015

New York re-introduces the Healthy Workplace Bill, 2015-16

New York Healthy Workplace Advocates, lobbyists for the Healthy Workplace Bill, announce that 80 Assemblymembers started the new 2015-16 legislative session by re-committing themselves to the anti-bullying campaign for the workplace. The bill is AB 3250. Visit the NY State Page to see the details.

January 31, 2015

Training in workplace bullying/abusive conduct is necessary but not sufficient

In 2015, California law mandates that supervisors in all firms with 50 or more employees receive “training” in abusive conduct. The term “abusive conduct” was lifted from the WBI Healthy Workplace Bill language we have been using since 2003 to introduce and pass a comprehensive law against workplace bullying. Training done r

January 5, 2015

As state legislatures begin their 2015-16 sessions

By Sherrill Gilbert, Vermont State Coordinator, the Healthy Workplace Campaign The gavel will again call to order the Senate and the House. They will take an oath to serve the people of Vermont. The issues that impact the lives of Vermonters will once again be on the agendas, some will be re-introduced from the previous biennium. There are bills

January 2, 2015

Time for courageous, principled lawmakers to enact the WBI anti-abuse Healthy Workplace Bill

If not now, when will principled lawmakers come forward to not only introduce, but to work tirelessly to enact, legislation that holds employers accountable for allowing (through indifference or ignorance) or fostering (through rewards, both explicit and implicit) health-harming abusive conduct, a.k.a., workplace bullying? We seek elected official

About the Campaign

An Appeal to U.S. State Legislators


This is the official home of the national grassroots legislative movement to enact the anti-bullying Healthy Workplace Bill. The HWB is the boldest proposed change to U.S. employment law in 40 years. We are a volunteer network of citizen activists working since 2002 in many states to pass the bill into law.

Current discrimination and harassment laws rarely address bullying concerns. Bullying is four times more prevalent than illegal discrimination, but is still legal in the U.S. People deserve more protection against arbitrary cruelty that has nothing to do with work.

"Sometimes I wonder if we shall ever grow up in our politics and say definite things which mean something, or whether we shall always go on using generalities to which everyone can subscribe, and which mean very little." -- Eleanor Roosevelt