ENOUGH is ENOUGH
“Stop Workplace Bullying”
The time has come, where we all have to join hands in stopping an internal virus called, “Workplace Bullying.”
Forget color, forget age, forget religious beliefs, forget sexual preferences, and join hands and unite together for a greater cause. Bullying sometimes has nothing to do with race. It cane be a black on black, white on white, men on men, and women on women – issue. It is employee on employee, and management on management as well.
Bullies are an internal terrorist, attacking the moral of our character, and society from the inside. They are destroying good people, and their lives. Just as we, as a country dominate in containing world wide terrorism, we need to strengthen our cause and focus on luring out the bullies, in each and every workplace in this country. We need to hold them accountable.
An active bill in many states across the country called: “The Healthy Workplace Bill.” This bill will equalize the playing field against Workplace Bullying. This bill if we can progress and move forward on it, – will save lives!
This International Campaign, “Enough is Enough – Stop Workplace Bullying” started by a Verizon employee called, “Mr. Douglas Freeman –from New Jersey and myself (Neal W. Dias)” is to improve work environments all over the world, starting with Verizon.
It is time for us all to step up to the plate, and make this an all time priority.
We forget that statistics are people, and people that matter.
- The U.S. Department of Labor produced a fact sheet on numerous events in the workplace. July 2010 they concluded that over a 5 year span, from 2004 – 2008, there were an average of 564 work-related homicides that occurred each year in the United States of America. About 4 out of 5 homicide victims in 2008 were male
- The U.S. National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health states that Homicide is the second highest cause of death on the job after motor vehicle accidents. That amounts to every 3 cases to 10,000 workers. Over 2 million workers are assaulted each year and 2, 000 people are murdered.
- A 2007 national survey by Zogby International and Workplace Institute found that:
- 37% of workers have experienced workplace bullying.
- 62% of employees who received complaints about workplace bullying either ignore the problem or made it worse.
- 64% of bullying targets eventually are pushed out of their jobs.
- 73% of workplace bullies are supervisors.
– In the spring of 2011, I was in a Federal Deposition with Verizon, and they admitted, under oath that they receive over 104,000 EEO Complaints a year. That comes out to 8,666 a month, and 2,000 a week, 400 a day. Why so many?
Verizon allowed the abusive behavior to foster, and become norm, now it is out of control.
The people all over the world that are complaining of bullies are not sissy’s, they are not pansies’ they are not people that aren’t afraid to do anything that they have to, including being violent themselves.
But they are people that choose to take a non-violent activist way of doing what is right for themselves and their families and many others. So they are individuals that have no problem standing up for themselves, if they have to protect themselves in a violent manner, but they choose not do.
They are individuals that follow the law, based on the law is what society ask of to do and that is to be non-violent when making a stand. These individuals whether children or adults, make a stand up against bullying, is making a stand are doing what’s right for the best interest of all.
I myself had the potential and ability to act out in a violent manner and harm the individuals that harassed, bullied, discriminated against, racially tormented me and targeted me, if I had to but choose not to. I decided to make a stand utilizing the proper chain of command, and within the law in the best interest of my family and myself. I refused to have to sit behind bars of kill myself, because of acting out in a violent manner to resolve these immoral issues. I choose the right path. I choose what I had to for all the right reasons and has still been denied justice eight years later.
So I credit all the individuals that are standing as advocates all across this world against bullies, so we can change society so people can go to work each day and make a reasonable income to support their families.
Life is stressful enough, no one needs to be abused and tormented in the process.
Search in the internet for; “The Healthy Workplace Bill,” located your state, and hit the “HWCE-Z Letter” emailing tool, to contact your sponsoring lawmakers. This will notify them that, “Enough is Enough.”
“The only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing.”
Neal W. Dias
My Blog Page:
Blog Addresses (GOOGLE): Enough is Enough – Stop Workplace Bullying & Bullying at Verizon – Enough is Enough
My Speech / News Paper Article:
Healthy Workplace Bill Press Conference in New York April 30, 2012 (Video): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W6pPe2gqGRI&feature=share
Healthy Workplace Bill Press Conference in New York April 30, 2012 (Newspaper Article):
Healthy Workplace Bill:
Healthy Workplace National Bill page: http://www.healthyworkplacebill.org/
Bullying at Verizon – Enough is Enough / Petition:
Enough is Enough – Stop Workplace Bullying / National Petition:
Here’s a National Petition against Workplace Bullying that generates individual emails notifying both President Obama & DOL Secretary Solis each time someone signs — please help us reach our goal and get the word out: