By Neal W. Dias (Contact)
To be delivered to: Mr. Lowell C. McAdam, Verizon President & COO, Mr. Marc Reed, Verizon Executive Vice President Corporate Human Resources, Mr. Randal Milch, Verizon EVP & GC Legal, The Massachusetts State House, The Massachusetts State Senate and 4 other targets (click here to see more) Mr. Lowell C. McAdam, Verizon President & COO, Mr. Marc Reed, Verizon Executive Vice President Corporate Human Resources, Mr. Randal Milch, Verizon EVP & GC Legal, The Massachusetts State House, The Massachusetts State Senate, Governor Deval Patrick, The United States House of Representatives, The United States Senate, and President Barack Obama
We forget that statistics are people, and people that matter.
• The U.S. Department of Labor produced a fact sheet on numerous events in the workplace. In July 2010 they concluded that over a 5 year span, from 2004–2008, there were an average of 564 work-related homicides that occurred each year in the United States of America. About 4 out of 5 homicide victims in 2008 were male.
• The U.S. National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health states that homicide is the second highest cause of death on the job after motor vehicle accidents. That amounts to every 3 cases to 10,000 workers. Over 2 million workers are assaulted each year and 2, 000 people are murdered.
• A 2007 national survey by Zogby International and Workplace Institute found that:
• 37% of workers have experienced workplace bullying.
• 62% of employees who received complaints about workplace bullying either ignored the problem or made it worse.
• 64% of bullying targets eventually are pushed out of their jobs.
• 73% of workplace bullies are supervisors.
- In the spring of 2011, I was in a Federal Deposition with Verizon, and they admitted, under oath, that they receive over 104,000 EEO complaints a year. That comes out to 8,666 a month, and 2,000 a week, 400 a day. Why so many?
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