Per the Healthy Workplace Bill web page and Dr. Gary Namie’s Facebook page, I have learned that the Healthy Workplace Bill will go before the Illinois State Senate Labor Committee on 3/3/2010. If you are able to do so, please send an email or make a phone call to the sponsors of this legislation so that your voice can be heard.
It is imperative that people speak out in favor of this bill now. Recently, the legislation has come under fire by lobbyists that are using the legislation as a rallying point to advance their own agenda. Their specific target seems to be that anti-bullying programs are geared to protect and promote homosexuality. It is this kind of narrow-mindedness that the legislation against workplace bullying is designed to eliminate!
Please – take a moment to call or email the sponsors of this legislation to give them an indication that all we want is their continued support in fighting toxic work cultures. The sponsors are:
Senator William Delgado – (217) 782-5652; firstname.lastname@example.org
Rep. Arthur Turner – (217) 782-8116; email@example.com