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Namie launched a national campaign against workplace bullying in Benicia, California in 1997 with his wife Ruth, who has a doctorate in clinical psychology, after she was subject to harassment at work. Namie has an AB from Washington & Jefferson College in Washington, Pennsylvania, and an MA in Research Psychology from San Francisco State University and a PhD in social psychology from the University of California, Santa Barbara in 1982. Namie taught psychology and management at US colleges for two decades. He taught the first university course in the US on workplace bullying. He was also a corporate manager for two regional hospital systems. He was the expert witness in the nation's first "bullying trial" in Indiana with the verdict upheld by the state Supreme Court.
In 2007 and 2010 the Workplace Bullying Institute commissioned the polling firm Zogby International to conduct representative surveys of all adult Americans on the topic of workplace bullying. The survey reported that 1/3 of American workers have experienced workplace bullying. The Namies lobbied for a "Healthy Workplace Bill" sponsored by Kelli Linville in the House of Representatives to give employees the right to sue if harmed by an abusive workplace.
Publications[edit | edit source]
- The Bully-Free Workplace: Stop Jerks, Weasels and Snakes from Killing Your Organization. Gary Namie, Ruth Namie. Wiley, 2011. ISBN 978-0-470-94220-8
- The Bully at Work: What You Can Do to Stop the Hurt and Reclaim Your Dignity on the Job. Gary Namie, Ruth Namie. Sourcebooks, Inc., 2009. ISBN 1-4022-2426-5.
- BullyProof yourself at work!: personal strategies to stop the hurt. Gary Namie, Ruth Namie. Work Doctor, 1999. ISBN 0-9668629-5-3.
References[edit | edit source]
- includeonly>Debare, Ilana. "Psychologists launch all-out war against bullies in the workplace", Deseret News, 25 October 1998. Retrieved on 14 July 2010.
- includeonly>Cox, Ana Marie. "Is Your Office Bullyproof?", Mother Jones Magazine, May–June 1999. Retrieved on 14 July 2010.
- (October 1982)Division Two. Teaching of Psychology 9 (3): 135–137.
- Namie, Gary and Ruth The 2007 WBI-Zogby Survey
- includeonly>Morris, Rebecca. ""Healthy Workplace Bill" would protect employees who feel the bite of a tormenting boss", Seattle Times, 20 January 2008. Retrieved on 14 July 2010.
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