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Labor/Community Forum "Bullying In The Workplace"
Date Friday February 09
Time 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Location Details
Room G209, Laney College, 900 Fallon St., Oakland 94607 (across from Lake Merritt BART)
Event Type Panel Discussion
Organizer/AuthorLabor Studies Program
Phone510/464-3210
AddressLaney College, 900 Fallon St., Oakland 94607
Labor/Community Forum: Bullying In The Workplace and The Role of The Unions In Fighting It - Organizing To Advocacy.

The problem of bullying in the workplace is a dangerous and unhealthy for all. This forum will look at what workplace bullying is, the history of bullying in the workplace, the international movement to educate about it's dangers and the campaign  to  create state and national legislation that limits this workplace environmental condition. It will also look at what unions can do about this problem to create a  bullying-free workplace.

Speakers:

Gary Namie -- co-director of the Workplace Bullying Institute and co-author of "The Bully at Work."  An internationally recognized expert and educator for many unions.

Carrie Clark -- a former teacher, physically disabled by a bully's psychological assaults, who wrote that she "refused to be silenced when a bullying school superintendent tried to misappropriate soft money funding intended for minority students."

Rhea Settles -- a public school educator, K-12 and college level, working to abolish the hate-ism (bullying, mobbing, rankism, etc.) culture innate in schools, school districts, and college campuses, while advocating for the preservation of human dignity and civil behavior at all levels and from all members of an education community.

Bill Lepowsky -- an award-winning mathematics instructor at Laney College who fought back when targeted with false accusations and defamation by management, and whose initiative in advocating for change in the Peralta Community District led to the creation of a new Board Policy on Civility and Mutual Respect that is part of the District's New Manager's Orientation Program.

Dr. Ruth Namie, -- A bullied target who has educated the public about these issues.

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