State News

    West Virginia was the 19th state to introduce the Healthy Workplace Bill

    Bridgeport, WV mayor and city council proclaim Oct. 19-25 Freedom From Workplace Bullies Week, 2014

    The very active West Virginia Healthy Workplace Advocates will be working on 2015-16 legislation. Join them by signing up below.

    WV Activity in prior years

    • Lana Cooke, one of the WV State Coordinators, spoke at the National Press Club on Oct. 15, 2012 as part of a major press conference to commemorate WBI Freedom From Workplace Bullies Week. She tells why she created the WV Healthy Workplace Advocates.

    • Please contact the State Coordinator to help in your state.
    • On the floor of the WV House Feb. 1, 2012 (left to right)
      Delegates Caputo & Manchin, WV Coordinator Lana Cooke, Sponsor Longstreth, WBI Direc. Gary Namie

    • HB 3015 was introduced by Del. Linda Longstreth on Feb. 4, thanks to the efforts of then-WVU Law student, and now attorney, Taylor Downs, pictured below with Lana Cooke.

    Sponsors of HB 3015

    Name District Phone E-mail Website
    Delegate Linda Longstreth   D-50, Marion (304) 340-3124 linda.longstreth@wvhouse.gov Here
    Delegate Barbara Evans Fleischauer   D-51, Monongalia (304) 340-3169 barbaraf@wvhouse.gov Here
    Delegate Mike Caputo   D-50, Marion (304) 340-3249 mike.caputo@wvhouse.gov Here

    Committee Chair, Energy, Industry & Labor

    Name District Phone E-mail Website
    Delegate Daniel Poling   D-10, Wood (304) 340-3137 dan.poling@wvhouse.gov Here

    Bill History


    Delegate Linda Longstreth re-introduced the Healthy and Safe Workplace Act, HB 2054.


    HB 3015 introduced by Delegate Longstreth on Feb. 4, 2011, the first-ever bill for the state.

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