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Recapping Freedom from Workplace Bullies Week, Part 2: Reporting from Boston

Minding the Workplace

Here in Boston, the focal point of Freedom from Workplace Bullies Week 2012 was a terrific, well-attended program at Suffolk University Law School, “Workplace Bullying: Who are the Aggressors, and What Can We Do About Them?,” on Friday, October 19.

The program featured Dr. Ronald Schouten, author of Almost a Psychopath and director of the Law and Psychiatry Service at Massachusetts General Hospital, followed by a distinguished panel including mediator Ericka Gray, organizational consultant Paula Parnagian, union president Greg Sorozan, and employment attorney David Wilson.

Kimberly Webster’s summary

Kim Webster, a legal intern with the New Workplace Institute and a Northeastern University law student, prepared this summary of the program.  (Thank you, Kim!)

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Ronald Schouten, M.D., J.D., Massachusetts General Hospital & Harvard Medical School

On average, one person in a hundred meets the clinical definition for psychopathy.  However, Dr. Ronald Schouten, lead author of Almost a Psychopath:…

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Recapping Freedom from Workplace Bullies Week, Part 1: From the National Press Club

Minding the Workplace

Freedom from Workplace Bullies Week 2012 (October 14-20) got a huge boost from a news conference at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., organized by the Workplace Bullying Institute and featuring prominent labor union leaders, civil rights activists, and anti-bullying advocates.

In addition to host Dr. Gary Namie, the roster of speakers supporting WBI and the Healthy Workplace Bill included NAGE President David C. Holway and NAGE Vice-President Greg Sorozan, SEIU International President Mary Kay Henry, NAACP Sr. Vice President and Washington Bureau Director Hilary O. Shelton, AFGE Local 32 President Charletta McNeill, NAGE Local 200 President & executive board member Jane Bethel, advocates Lana Cooke, Ernie Cooke, and Neal Dias, and personal coach Susan Rae Baker.

The event demonstrated the growing support for the workplace anti-bullying movement and for the Healthy Workplace Bill, especially among America’s labor and civil rights organizations. Put simply, the presence of national officers from…

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