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Mike Regish

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Help Pass My State's Anti Bullying Healthy Workplace Bill

I have just been unceremoniously ejected from a 29 year career with the USPS. I fought for respect in the workplace from day 1. Management abuse is rampant in the USPS and has been not only for my 29 years, but for my father's 25 years as well. In my case, I have suffered injuries to practically every joint and tendon in my body. It took me 20 years as a junior mailhandler just to get a job with weekends off. Even with 20 years, I had to bid one of the worst and heaviest jobs in the facility for that job. Then, finally, having been suffering with a severe and painful case of plantar fasciitis, I bid to a different job where my seniority gave me a choice of different jobs. Unfortunately, the job I preferred was also preferred by a junior mailhandler who happened to be close personal friends with the supervisor, both in and out of work. They ganged up on me to make my work life miserable and finally, when the boss sneaked up behind me and started screaming at me for a minor and momentary oversight while I was busy with another part of my job, I had had enough and told her off. Two hours later, at the end of my shift of course, I found myself being walked out for creating a hostile work environment. My union grieved it, botched the arbitration miserably and had an obviously management biased arbitrator, and lost my grievance. 29 years down the drain and I don't even get to say goodbye to people I spent nearly 3 decades working alongside. My retirement plans are shot. I used to have an airplane. I gave a ride in that plane to the son of one of the supervisors testifying against me and had to sell it for a pittance to survive. It's been over a year since I got walked out and even now, I haven't gotten the official word that I lost my arbitration. My union hung me out to dry. The union member who was buddies with the boss wrote a statement and testified against me. And they all lied through their teeth. I busted my ass for them. I was in safety and health, Medical emergency response team, the hazmat/spill team, ergonomics committee and spent several years as a steward. But because I yelled back at a boss, I became "credible threat". Google "USPS toxic work environment" or "USPS hostile work environment" and you will see that the USPS has a long history of abusive management practices. Several years ago I asked a boss if he was trying to kill an older employee who was a disabled vet. Two months later the man was dead on the workroom floor. Fifteen minutes after they took his body out, everybody was ordered back to work. I have had a manager physically back me into a corner and start screaming at me with his finger an inch from my eyeball. I was walked out for that as well. I was brought back the next day and forced to apologize to HIM while being told that he would continue to behave in the "professional manner that he always has." I could literally write a book on the abuses that I've experienced. It has to stop. It's too late for me, but it has to stop and it has to stop now. These psychopaths they hire for management need to be removed and, in some cases, prosecuted.

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Beth Moran Kidder

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Help Pass My State's Anti Bullying Healthy Workplace Bill

This is supporting the House Bill No. 2310/Senate Bill No. 916, the Healthy Workplace Bill. The purpose of this bill is to provide workers with a legal claim for malicious bullying behavior that has caused physical or psychological harm without regard to protected class status. It imposes liability on both individual aggressors and employers while encouraging employers to prevent bullying from occurring. (This bill also discourages weak and frivolous claims from clogging our courts.)

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Gregg Jungers

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Help Pass My State's Anti Bullying Healthy Workplace Bill

It’s way too long overdue. I’ve seen the damage done to folks I’ve worked with and family members. I have worked at a mine for 27 years. In this rural setting out of the mainstream folks have to tolerate a lot more not only because the rest of the world doesn’t see us but the pay and benefits are often times the best in the area so folks can take a lot of abuse. Depending on who you are and your values the abuse will be more or less. I can provide a detailed letter to the United Nations that outlines how my brother was treated when he asked for the safety department to look into a concern, and how he was labeled mentally ill, railroaded off work for 2 years. Upon company Dr.’s release he was denied to come back to work, he was labeled crazy. Only the EEOC was able to get him back. He had promised to Dr. not to be controversial in any way for 2 years was the deal to get a release. He left work early at age 46 (bad hip) he was crippled. They had cut man power in his area and he was over worked. A few years later at about 50 years old he was totally broken because of his losses and unjust treatment over the years, mentally, physically, socially and financially broken…he has lost everything he had ever worked for or dreamed of. Note: He managed to raise 4 wonderful children that all graduated Valedictorians. I have in recent times written grievances, filed un fair labor practices and represented folks that have been treated very unfairly by the employer, removed from their normal job, manipulating in many ways to try and get people to leave the department or quite the job etc. 1997 was when I started the process of pushing back. My father suffered most of his adult life with a condition called Agoraphobia. This was brought on by the people in his work place. He would be sick every day, stomach and bowels. He left the work place early because he was too sick, he was forced into a managerial role. That was the end of him. He claimed when he left that he was owed 1000 hours comp. time. He died at 60 years old. It’s took many years for me to understand that it’s not normal be like my father, it’s not right and should not be tolerated. The whole amount of reasons why this is important is overwhelming! Stories, people, etc…It has been and still is ongoing layers and layers of crap. I will try to help out how I can. I’m becoming exhausted myself. Thank you for all your efforts, Robert Jungers

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