About

The Massachusetts Healthy Workplace Advocates are an all-volunteer political group whose goal is to pass the Healthy Workplace Bill. The bill creates a legal claim for bullying targets who can establish they were subjected to malicious, health-harming behavior. The bill also provides defenses for employers who act preventively and responsively with regard to bullying and includes provisions to discourage frivolous claims.

Co-coordinators include:

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David Yamada

Bill author
An internationally recognized authority on workplace bullying. A Suffolk Law professor, he has written leading articles on the topic and drafted the Healthy Workplace Bill, the model anti-bullying legislation introduced in over a dozen state legislatures. He is an affiliated scholar with the Workplace Bullying Institute and covered in such leading periodicals as The New York Times. He is founding Director of the New Workplace Institute and blogs about workplace issues in Minding the Workplace.
617.573.8543
david_yamada@yahoo.com

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Gregory Sorozan

Legislation
Oversees the legislative efforts for the Massachusetts Healthy Workplace Bill. He works directly with lobbyists at the State House to understand the status of the bill and to develop effective strategy in getting the bill passed. Greg heads up SEIU/NAGE Local 282, the National Association of Government Employees comprised of public workers — police officers, firefighters, correctional officers, health care workers, office workers, professional workers, and more.
617.376.7232
gsorozan@nage.org



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Deb Falzoi

Marketing
Built the largest base of workplace anti-bullying legislation supporters by state in the country. She manages the communications side of the Massachusetts Healthy Workplace Bill. Deb created a strategic communications plan that uses data to connect with those most likely to be bullied at work. She developed the group’s website, blog, Facebook group and Facebook page, and Twitter page and develops awareness through video creation and other outreach tactics.
info@mahealthyworkplace.com



Current supporters

AFSCME Local 1067 - State and community colleges in Massachusetts
AFSCME Local 1526 - Boston Public Library Employees Union
American Federation of Teachers MA
Americans for Democratic Action
Berkshire Central Labor Council
Berkshire County Correctional Officers Local 29
Boston Democratic Socialists of America
Boston Teachers Union
Brookline Educators Union
Dartmouth Democratic Town Committee
The Educational Association of Worcester
Essex County Community Organization
Greater Boston Legal Services
Harvard Student Labor Action Movement
The Labor Guild
Ipswich Democratic Town Committee
Massachusetts Association of Registered Nurses
Massachusetts Communities Action Network
Massachusetts Jobs with Justice
Massachusetts Law Reform Institute
Massachusetts Mental Health Legal Advisors
Massachusetts Teachers Association
MassCOSH
Neighbor to Neighbor MA
Moishe Kavod Jewish Social Justice House
National Lawyers Guild-Mass Chapter
North Shore Labor Council
Occupy Falmouth
Pioneer Valley Central Labor Council AFL-CIO
Progressive Massachusetts
Project Millie
Rosie's Place
SEIU Local 888
SEIU NAGE Local 282
United Food and Commercial Workers Local 1445
United Interfaith Action of Southeastern MA