The anti-workplace bullying Healthy Workplace Bill isn’t just in Massachusetts. According to the national campaign, 30 state legislatures have introduced the bill. If you’re in one of those states that has a Facebook page, join them (and us!) to get information on workplace bullying in general and the legislative efforts in your state:
Join the movement to end workplace bullying
If you see your state listed here, join the page or group and stay active in it. Share and like posts so they reach further. That’s how we’ll spread the word to make “workplace bullying” a household term.
If you know of Facebook pages or groups we’re missing, comment here. If you don’t see one, start one and let us know the link.
The Rhode Island Legislature just introduced the anti-workplace bullying Healthy Workplace Bill as Senate Bill number 2377. We’re asking you to email or call these five sponsors and co-sponsors to thank them for introducing the bill:
- Senator Frank Ciccone (primary sponsor): firstname.lastname@example.org or 401.275.0949
- Senator Stephen Archambault: email@example.com or 401.276.5589
- Senator Louis DiPalma: firstname.lastname@example.org or 401.847.8540
- Senator Frank Lombardi: email@example.com or 401.453.3900
- Senator Adam Satchell: firstname.lastname@example.org or 401.615.5170
Senate Majority Whip, Mary Ellen Goodwin, along with her assistant Helena, also played an important role to push things along: email@example.com or 401.276.5507
Give all Rhode Island employees legal recourse against workplace bullying and all Rhode Island employers more reason to treat employees with dignity. Contact your Rhode Island Senators and urge them to support S2377:
Find your Senator.
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The Healthy Workplace Bill has officially been introduced in the Rhode Island legislature as Senate Bill 2377. The bill has been referred to the Senate Labor Committee.
Rhode Island Healthy Workplace Advocates Coordinator Jessica Stensrud pushed for this major step forward for RI employees to combat workplace bullying.
A determined and persistent Massachusetts Healthy Workplace Bill advocate, Rhode Island Healthy Workplace Bill co-coordinator Jessica Stensrud has made a strong start with introducing the Healthy Workplace Bill in Rhode Island. She’s made important connections with key organizations and met with Rhode Island legislators to introduce the bill in the State House.
Rhode Island needs a legislative sponsor
Here in Massachusetts, we’re heading into the second year of a two-year legislative session. But in Rhode Island, January marks the beginning of their legislative session. Jessica’s proactively calling legislators to get one to introduce the Healthy Workplace Bill in Rhode Island, but she needs your help.
Legislators respond to their own constituents. So if you live in Rhode Island, here’s how you can help her:
- Find your legislators.
- Email them by January 1 to ask if they will introduce the anti-workplace bullying Healthy Workplace Bill in the Rhode Island legislature. Send them a link to the language of the bill in Massachusetts:
- If he or she says yes, comment below so Jessica can followup.
If you work in Rhode Island but live in Massachusetts, you can let your co-workers who live in Rhode Island know about the bill and ask them to contact their legislators.
How Rhode Island’s work helps Massachusetts (and vice versa)
While passage of the Healthy Workplace Bill in any state will help all states progress with the bill, Massachusetts and Rhode Island working together helps both states progress with the bill. Since many Rhode Islanders work in Massachusetts, and many Massachusetts residents work in Rhode Island, spreading the word in either state allows residents of both states to urge their legislators to pass the bill.
If you live in either state, visit the Rhode Island Healthy Workplace Bill website to find out how you can help pass the bill.