National Workplace Bullies Week and National Speaking Engagement
I was asked to speak at a National Press Conference and Seminar in Washington DC, right across the street from the White House at the National Press Club. It will be on Monday October 15, 2012. This conference is to promote the, “Freedom from Workplace Bullies Week,” which runs October 14 – 20.
I will be speaking along side of some of the most prestigious individuals that have made National impacts on bringing these issues of “Workplace Bullying” to the forefront. I was asked personally by the President and Director of the “Workplace Bullying Institute,” Dr. Gary Namie to attend, so the honor was mine to accept his invitation.
Dr. Gary Namie began the push to enact anti-bullying laws state-by-state for the workplace in 2001 thanks to Suffolk University Professor of Law David Yamada who drafted the text of the Healthy Workplace Bill. (The text was later revised in 2009), who will also be speaking there. The original bill grew out of his seminal legal treatise on workplace bullying and the need for “status-blind harassment” laws.
Today because of Dr. Namie and many committed, compassionate, dedicated and powerful workplace bullying advocates, the bill is active in 21 States since 2003 have introduced the HWB — No laws yet enacted. In 2013 Legislative Sessions start in January, and with the grace of God, we will soon see this bill a law.
This is such an honor for me, and proves the momentum of my story about the mistreatment I endured at Verizon. This National Conference is for the millions of other stories like mine that are being heard all over the world. My focus will be on issues at Verizon Communication as a victim and witness of workplace bullying.
We have no choice to continue as adults and advocates to voice our pain, and hope to change this issue within our workplaces. If we do not make a stand now, we will only allowing our children to enter that world of unjust treatment.
This is the only way we can get our message out about “Workplace Bullying.” There is poor and misguided treatment in our workplaces and it has to end. If we do not end it now, our children will face an even more horrifying work environment when they grow up. How can we leave it up to them?
I will post updates, as it gets closer hoping that some of you have the opportunity to travel to the event. Either way, I will post the videos and speeches on my sites.
As Verizon would say: Making Progress Every Day!
“The only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing.”
Neal W. Dias
My Blog Page:
Blog Address (GOOGLE): Bullying at Verizon – Enough is Enough
• Justice at Verizon
• Enough is Enough – Stop Workplace Bullying
Huffington Post Article:
Title: Verizon: Plenty Of Good Middle Class Jobs But Would You Want To Work There?
My Press Releases:
Healthy Workplace Bill Press Conference in Boston Massachusetts July 7, 2012 (Video):
Healthy Workplace Bill Press Conference in New York April 30, 2012 (Video): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W6pPe2gqGRI&feature=share
Civil Rights and Anti-Bullying Leadership Summit in Hartford Connecticut at the Legislators Building, August 9, 2012
**(Neal W. Dias – fast forward to 02:41:56 – 02:56:09)**
National Workplace Bullying Press Conference in Washington DC October 15th 2012
Newspaper Article About Me:
Healthy Workplace Bill Press Conference in New York April 30, 2012 (Newspaper Article):
Story on the Massachusetts Healthy Workplace web site June 11, 2012:
Civil Rights and Anti-Bullying Leadership Summit in Hartford Connecticut at the Legislators Building, August 9, 2012 (Flyer)
Press Release Distribution October 11, 2012
News Blaze October 12, 2012
ABC Channel 13 / WE-SET TV The Heart of Virginia October 15, 2012
24/7 Press Releases October 13, 2012
U.S. Politics Today October 15, 2012
Bullying at Verizon – Enough is Enough / Petition:
Enough is Enough – Stop Workplace Bullying / National Petition:
Healthy Workplace Bill:
Healthy Workplace National Bill page: http://www.healthyworkplacebill.org/
o PLEASE, click on this link above, then get into you specific state. Once you are in the state of your choice, Click on to your state, and you will see the: “HWCE-Z Letter E-Mailing Tool,” will be right on that page. It will only take one minute as it will allow your state legislators know instantly that you are in support on this “Healthy Workplace Bill.”
Workplace Bullying Institute (WBI) / Unlimited Resources
Undercover Lawyer / State Law Resources for Hostile Work Environment
Oprah (On Workplace Bullying):
National Workplace Bullying Attorney – Carol Ryder:
Attorney Carol Ryder from New York, NY.