31 Legislatures [29 States, 2 Territories] have introduced the HWB

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HWB News

March 23, 2015

Minnesota is 8th state in 2015 to introduce Healthy Workplace Bill

Sen. Ron Latz a member of the Democratic-Farmer-Labor (DFL) party introduced SF 1932. Its first reading was today, March 23. SF 1932 is the complete version of the WBI anti-bullying Healthy Workplace Bill. Minnesota tried the HWB back in 2011, but the bill went nowhere. This 2015 bill was referred to the Jobs, Agriculture and Rural Development Comm

March 19, 2015

Times-Argus: Make workplaces safe from bullies

By Sherill Gilbert, Times-Argus, March 3, 2015 Since 2007, the healthy workplace bill has remained on the committee’s wall. Each new biennium this bill has been re-introduced. In January, Sen. Anthony Pollina has once again sponsored the bill. In the midst of budget issues, the talk of cutting jobs and programs only furthers the need to pass

March 14, 2015

Utah poised to pass law educating state employees about workplace abusive conduct

On March 12, the Utah Senate unanimously passed HB 216 on a vote 24 ayes -0 nays -5 not voting. The bill introduced by House Rep. Keven Stratton and sponsored in the Senate by Todd Weiler, sailed through both House and Senate committees and floor votes in both chambers. The bill becomes law with Gov. Gary Herbert’s signature. Though the HB 21

March 12, 2015

Texas has its first anti-bullying Healthy Workplace Bill !!!!

Texas state House Rep. Garnet F. Coleman on March 11, 2015 introduced the full version of the WBI anti-abuse Healthy Workplace Bill (HWB). HB 3226, the first-ever introduction in Texas. Texas is the 29th state since 2003 to introduce the HWB. Texas joins Massachusetts and New York with proposed laws that make employers liable for exposing workers t

March 11, 2015

Massachusetts joins 2015-16 legislative fight to enact the anti-bullying Healthy Workplace Bill

Mass. State Rep. Ellen Story, a staunch ally of the anti-abuse campaign for the workplace, has introduced the Healthy Workplace Bill (HWB) for the 2015-16 legislative session. Rep. Story has been involved since 2004! Her latest contribution is House bill H 1771. This is the full version of the bill that carries employer liability for enabling and m

March 4, 2015

Utah takes step toward strong workplace bullying training law

On March 3, 2015, the Utah state House of Representatives passed HB 216 on a floor vote of 58-14 to move to the state Senate for consideration. HB 216, sponsored by Rep. Keven Stratton of Orem, adopts the employee training mandate first made law by California in 2014. However, the Utah bill is an improvement because it specifies what should be incl

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

About the Campaign

An Appeal to U.S. State Legislators


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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