For Immediate Release
Press Contact: Delfina Geiken, Commision Secretary, (510) 981-7551

Workshop: Workplace Bullying

Berkeley, California (Monday, March 27, 2006) - The Commission on Labor will hold a Special Meeting on April 27, 2006 from 5:30pm - 7:00pm. at the North Berkeley Senior Center, 1901 Hearst Avenue. The issue of Bullying in the Workplace has become a hot topic throughout the U.S. and other countries over the past few years. It is the Commission's goal to provide information to the public regarding this issue and as part of their April meeting, will host a Workshop, with a presentation by Gary Namie, PhD., of the Workplace Bullying & Trauma Institute in Bellingham, Washington. Topics will include: (a) Definitions and description of the phenomenon, (b) International roots (c) Research-driven profiles of the principal players -- Who Bullies & Who Gets Bullied, the witnesses, (d) The effects of uncurbed stress on the organization and its people, (e) Solutions: Personal and Organizational, and (f) The changing Legal landscape.

For additional information contact Delfina Geiken, Commision Secretary, at (510) 981-7551.