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#metoo is about abuse of power, and workplace bullying law can help take power back

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The #metoo campaign about sexual harassment is about abuse of power at its root, and sexual harassment is only one tool for those in power at work to abuse it.

Boston Globe Reporter Beth Teitell put the spotlight on the umbrella of workplace bullying and its status in the Massachusetts legislature in her December 30, 2017 article “Workplace bullying remains in the shadows.”

“Experts say it can be more common and as damaging to its victims as sexual harassment, but with no clear definition in the law or widespread social recognition, it remains largely out of the public eye,” she explains. “It’s called workplace bullying, although victims say the term doesn’t fully capture its power.”
This article is the second major article we’ve seen in the news about abuse of power — workplace bullying — at the root of #metoo. The first is David Lieberman’s LA Times op-ed “To end sexual harassment on the job, end workplace bullying.”
We need to keep the momentum going. Investigate reporters who’ve written about #metoo and let them know your story and about the Healthy Workplace Bill, Senate Bill 1013, that has just six months left this legislative to pass. Publications include:
To pass this bill, we need the media on our side. If you get the attention of a reporter, email us at info@mahealthyworkplace.com so we can look out for their article.
Thank you to those who spoke with Reporter Beth Teitell. Your courage to speak up is much appreciated.
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Make workplace bullying a household term

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To get more media coverage of workplace bullying, we need your help. Below are publications we’d like to target to run stories on workplace bullying and how it destroys lives. We ask you to email, write messages on Facebook pages, and post tweets using their Twitter handles asking them to cover the topic, to share your story, or to share facts about workplace bullying.

This list is by no means exhaustive. If you know of other publications, especially suitable non-English publications, comment on this post, and we’ll add them to this list and ask others to reach out to the publishers:

All handles to tweet at in groups:
@60minutes @AlterNet @TheAtlantic @ATTN @cosmopolitan @thedailybeast @thedailyshow @droz @FamilyCircleMag @glamourmag @goodhousemag @GMA @HuffPostImpact @HuffPostPol @HuffPostWomen @katiecouric @latimes @LHJmagazine @LastWeekTonight @Mic @TheEyeNECIR @nytimes @newyorker @newsweek @NowThisNews @owntv @TheOther98 @pbs @politico @preventionmag @therawstory @readersdigest @redbookmag @salon @slate @TheTalkCBS @TIME @TODAYShow @truthout @Upworthy @usatoday @TheView @voxdotcom @washingtonpost @womansday @WomenintheWorld @theyoungturks @bostonglobe @bospublicradio @greaterboston @metrobos

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60 Minutes
60m@cbsnews.com
audsvcs@cbs.com
https://www.facebook.com/60minutes/
@60minutes

AlterNet
https://www.facebook.com/AlterNetNews/
@AlterNet

The Atlantic
https://www.facebook.com/TheAtlantic/
@TheAtlantic

ATTN
https://www.facebook.com/attn/
@ATTN

Cosmopolitan
https://www.facebook.com/Cosmopolitan/
@cosmopolitan

The Daily Beast
https://www.facebook.com/thedailybeast/
@thedailybeast

The Daily Show
https://www.facebook.com/thedailyshow/
@thedailyshow

The Dr. Oz Show
https://www.facebook.com/droz/
@droz

Family Circle
https://www.facebook.com/familycirclemag/
@FamilyCircleMag

Glamour
https://www.facebook.com/glamour/
@glamourmag

Good Housekeeping
https://www.facebook.com/GOODHOUSEKEEPING/
@goodhousemag

Good Morning America
https://www.facebook.com/GoodMorningAmerica/
@GMA

HuffPost Impact
https://www.facebook.com/HuffPostImpact/
@HuffPostImpact

Huffington Post Politics
https://www.facebook.com/HuffPostPolitics/
@HuffPostPol

HuffPost Women
https://www.facebook.com/HuffPostWomen/
@HuffPostWomen

The Katie Couric Show
https://www.facebook.com/katiecouric/
@katiecouric

The LA Times
https://www.facebook.com/latimes/
@latimes

Ladies’ Home Journal
https://www.facebook.com/lhjmagazine/
@LHJmagazine

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
https://www.facebook.com/LastWeekTonight/
@LastWeekTonight

Mic
https://www.facebook.com/MicMedia/
@Mic

New England Center for Investigative Reporting
https://www.facebook.com/TheEyeNECIR/
@TheEyeNECIR

The New York Times
https://www.facebook.com/nytimes/
@nytimes

The New Yorker
https://www.facebook.com/newyorker/
@newyorker

Newsweek
https://www.facebook.com/Newsweek/
@newsweek

Now This
https://www.facebook.com/NowThisNews/
@NowThisNews

Oprah Winfrey Network
https://www.facebook.com/ownTV/
@owntv

The Other 98%
https://www.facebook.com/TheOther98/
@TheOther98

PBS
https://www.facebook.com/pbs/
@pbs

POLITICO
https://www.facebook.com/politico/
@politico

Prevention
https://www.facebook.com/preventionmagazine/
@preventionmag

The Raw Story
https://www.facebook.com/TheRawStory/
@therawstory

Reader’s Digest
https://www.facebook.com/ReadersDigest/
@readersdigest

Redbook
https://www.facebook.com/REDBOOK/
@redbookmag

Salon
https://www.facebook.com/salon/
@salon

Slate
https://www.facebook.com/Slate/
@slate

The Talk
https://www.facebook.com/TheTalkCBS/
@TheTalkCBS

Time
https://www.facebook.com/time/
@TIME

The Today Show
TodayStories@nbcuni.com
https://www.facebook.com/today/
@TODAYShow

Truthout
https://www.facebook.com/Truthout.org/
@truthout

Upworthy
https://www.facebook.com/Upworthy/
@Upworthy

USA Today
https://www.facebook.com/usatoday/
@usatoday

The View
https://www.facebook.com/TheView/
@TheView

Vox
https://www.facebook.com/Vox/
@voxdotcom

Washington Post
https://www.facebook.com/washingtonpost/
@washingtonpost

Woman’s Day
https://www.facebook.com/womansdaymagazine/
@womansday

Women in the World
https://www.facebook.com/WOMENinWORLD/
@WomenintheWorld

The Young Turks
https://www.facebook.com/TheYoungTurks/
@theyoungturks

BOSTON

Boston Globe
https://www.facebook.com/globe/
@bostonglobe

Boston Public Radio
https://www.facebook.com/BostonPublicRadio/
@bospublicradio

Greater Boston
https://www.facebook.com/GreaterBoston/
@greaterboston

Metro Boston
https://www.facebook.com/MetroBoston/
@metrobos