What is workplace bullying?
The Workplace Bullying Institute (WBI) states, "Workplace bullying is repeated, health-harming mistreatment of one or more persons (the targets) by one or more perpetrators. It is abusive conduct that is: (1) threatening, humiliating, or intimidating, or (2) work interference—sabotage—which prevents work from getting done, or (3) verbal abuse.”
What steps can employees take to stop workplace bullying?
Employees can help by:
- Taking the confidential survey online (see link below)
- Contact your Alief AFT leaders in your area to share your story and experiences with bullying—we want to hear from you.
- Employees should ask their colleagues to join the Alief AFT and work together to promote this issue with elected local school board members. Additional events will be scheduled and employees should attend, including local school board presentations.
What resources are available to employees who are being bullied?
The national 1.6 million-member American Federation of Teachers has multiple resources about workplace bullying available online at www.aft.org. Download our workplace bullying resource guide at: http://tinyurl.com/BullyingGuide