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National Leaders Support "Freedom From Workplace Bullies Week" Mary Kay Henry (SEIU), Hilary O. Shelton (NAACP), MG Taguba (PPALM)

WASHINGTON, Oct. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Workplace Bullying Institute hosts a press conference on Monday Oct. 15, 10-11 am in the Zenger Room at the National Press Club, Washington, DC. The event commemorates WBI's 5th annual "Freedom From Workplace Bullies Week" Oct. 14-20.

Support for the movement to stop bullying in the American workplace and to enact state legislation to compel employer action will be expressed by a coalition of special guests:

  • Mary Kay Henry, International President, SEIU
  • Major General Antonio Taguba, (US Army, Ret.), PPALM.org
  • Hilary O. Shelton, NAACP Washington Bureau Director & SVP
  • David Holway, National President, National Association of Government Employees
  • Charletta McNeill, Pres. Local 32, OPM, AFGE

Gary Namie, PhD, WBI Director will host the conference and include brief presentations from State Coordinators from Massachusetts, Virginia & West Virginia all working to enact WBI's anti-bullying Healthy Workplace Bill. HWB has been introduced in 21 states since 2003. Ending the conference will be two first-person accounts of bullying by Neil Dias and Susan Rae Baker.

Dr. Namie describes Freedom Week as "the chance to break through the shame and silence surrounding abuse at work. It is a week to be daring and bold."

WBI is the first and only U.S. organization dedicated to the eradication of workplace bullying that combines help for individuals, research, books, public education, training for professionals-unions-employers, legislative advocacy, and consulting solutions for organizations.

Contact: Gary Namie, O: 360.656.6630, Cell: 360.220.5158
namie@workplacebullying.org
WBI: http://workplacebullying.org
Freedom Week: http://workplacebullying.org/freedom-week
HWB: http://healthyworkplacebill.org

SOURCE Workplace Bullying Institute