Train a Team of Union Leaders to Combat Workplace Bullying
Unions Take Charge of Bullies and Bullying!
While employers engage in denial and delay regarding workplace bullying, Union members are hurting, literally. They are suffering stress-related diseases and emotional injuries -- high blood pressure, coronary disease, ulcers, depression, PTSD -- from the personalized assaults, a non-physical form of violence that creates more harm than illegal forms of harassment. Unions can implore the employers to act, but cannot compel them to do something positive. Employers do not hate workplace bullying. Some love it. It is a default management style. Unions alone can become the experts. Therefore, it is up to Unions themselves to help their members help themselves. We first created Expert Teams for two teachers' unions eager to support their members under attack. They became the model. WBI-trained members become the leaders for your Union's anti-bullying campaign.
Said a recent participant in WBI training ... "Without exaggeration, the Workplace Bullying University was the best training I have attended in my twenty-three years as a both a union attorney and union representative. While Dr. Namie's knowledge of workplace bullying is encyclopedic, he is able to present this information with incredible clarity and passion. This is a graduate level course and, at the end of it, a union or legal professional will be well prepared and have the material resources to provide help to targets of workplace bullying. I cannot give high enough praise to the Workplace Bullying Institute." Eric F., Uniserv Rep, Connecticut Teachers Association
The two delivery options are described below. Download the justification for funding by your Union's E-Board.
1. On-Site 3-day Workplace Bullying University® for Your Local
Started in 2008 by the Workplace Bullying Institute founders, University is an immersion in all aspects of bullying. The program includes all presentation materials your Local needs to train all members to recognize bullying and how and why it must be stopped. University includes a library of 400 research articles and over 65 hours of audio and video to complete the take-home learning.
The on-site version of University prepares the Union to take care of its own. To stop the suffering. Stop waiting on the employer to act.
How Trained Union Teams Can Serve Members
• Be the go-to source of information on the topic of workplace bullying • Clarify and validate experiences of those who think they are bullied • Triage and refer emotionally hurt members to professionals for help • Serve as educators/trainers • Intervene in bullying incidents • Devise unique ways to achieve restorative justice for aggrieved members • On-site training for a team of up to 30 members: $10,000 + travel. Call 360-656-6630.
2. 3-day Training (public session) -- Workplace Bullying University®
The program and all presentation materials delivered at your Local. Designate a team of experts to train members to teach others, to triage members experiencing severe emotional distress, to serve as a resource to union colleagues, to identify legal and mental health professionals who understand bullying to assist members, to become interveners.
• Send Officers, Reps, Stewards $2,000 tuition for Union attendees (less than the corporate rate) or send 3 Reps for $5,500 to the next regularly scheduled Workplace Bullying University session. Read the details about University training.
Praise from Workplace Bullying University® Union Graduates
"This is the best training I have attended in my 22 years of being a union advocate." Judy C. AFSCME, Council 5
"Workplace Bullying University marries research with application, creating a principled approach to intervention and change on a systemic level. Topics are aimed at building upon the strengths of participants in an atmosphere of mutual respect and sharing."
Greg Sorozan, National Vice President, NAGE
"The Namies enable us to start changing our perspective of what bullying really is all about: brutal, systematic psychological torture. As a union activist, I have been dealing with bullying for years. With these tools, we can start changing the tide; we can better protect our coworkers and stand up for our collective right to a safe, healthy and violence-free workplace." Denis St.Jean, Nat'l H & S Officer, PSAC
"University is definitely worth attending. I have been involved in this movement since 1992 and learned a lot more than I ever expected. In addition, we were all pampered for the whole weekend while exercising our brains! I came home with 23 pounds of information to add to what I already had here. Workplace Bullying is the #1 issue to Union members and stewards at shop floor level. Gary and Ruth Namie are the premiere leaders, educators and researchers in this field. There is no better training source." Carol F. AFGE (Ret.)
"Having attended WBU was by far, one of the best educational decisions of my professional career." Laurie S.B., AFGE President