Millions of American workers, reportedly 1 in 4, suffer from workplace bullying, an epidemic form of abuse which is directly linked to severe anxiety, depression, and debilitating physical harm. The vast majority of these targets are unprotected and have no legal recourse. For many, the only hope is to quit and face chronic unemployment.
The Obama administration must formulate uniform national legislation to protect Americans from this widely recognized form of workplace violence that costs employees, employers and taxpayers billions each year in lost productivity, absenteeism and health and social welfare costs.
Other industrialized countries have enacted workplace anti-bullying protections - some decades ago. American workers at least deserve the same level of protection as workers in Europe, Canada, Australia, etc.
Please show your support! Ask the U.S. Department of Labor to formulate and propose national legislation now to protect American workers from abusive workplaces.
"ProtectUSWorkers is a loose-knit bipartisan coalition dedicated to bringing an end to abusive work environments through supportive national legislation."
Dear Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis & President Barack Obama:
Millions of American workers, reportedly 1 in 4, suffer from workplace bullying, an epidemic form of abuse which is directly linked to severe anxiety, depression, and debilitating physical harm. �The vast majority of these targets are unprotected and have no legal recourse. For many, the only hope is to quit and face chronic unemployment.
We respectfully demand that you empanel a Task Force of union, business, and lay experts to recommend legislative and/or regulatory solutions to address this problem. Americans at least deserve the same level of civil and health/safety protection as workers in other industrialized countries, many of which acted more than decade ago to address workplace bullying.
Thank you in advance for helping millions of American employees and their families who currently suffer � with little or no recourse -- as a result of abusive workplace environments.
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