See the February 2007 panel
discussion of bullying in the workplace...click below.
excerpt from the show:
Panelist: “We’re talking about a full-bore systematic interpersonal
campaign of destruction. It takes the form of either verbal abuse or conduct that’s threatening,
humiliating or intimidating. It actually prevents work from getting done. … And it’s also not
conflict. It’s very important that people understand: it’s not traditional conflict, so it
will not be solved by the traditional tools … It’s very important that we make it about serious abusive health-harming
Moderator: “So what you’re saying is, this is a health
and safety issue in the workplace. And that’s not conducive to a healthy workplace environment, if
you have this kind of atmosphere of bullying.”
Note that Labor on the
Job is the longest running labor cable show in the United States (programmed since 1983).
The panelists in "Bullying On The Job" are:
Drs. Gary and Ruth Namie, co-directors of the Workplace Bullying Institute
and co-authors of "The Bully at Work." Dr. Ruth Namie lost the job she loved as a clinical psychologist
and suffered PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder) at the hands of a brutal female boss at a large Bay Area
Carrie Clark, a former teacher and co-founder of California
Healthy Workplace Advocates, also traumatized with PTSD, who refused to be silenced when permanently physically disabled by
the brutal psychological violence of a school superintendent – a “serial bully” – whom she caught
"cooking the books."
Rhea Settles, a public schools administrator and Laney College instructor,
also a member of California Healthy Workplace advocates, who was targeted by workplace abusers and who subsequently
founded Behave! – Gateway to Civility and Dignity in Education http://gatewaytobehave.org (Go to http://gatewaytobehave.org/incivility_define.htm for a list of 18 “uncivil behaviors,” including slander, libel, lying, sabotage, retaliation, and threats.)
Bill Lepowsky, a Laney College math instructor who successfully fought
back against a termination threat, an eviction order, false accusations, denial of due process and other managerial abuses
spanning years, commencing during his 33rd year at Laney, but was unable to prevent College and District managers
from sabotaging progress in an academic program, thus denying students improved educational opportunities.