While there are laws to protect students from being bullied – and there should be – there are no laws to protect public employees from being bullied by their employers. That needs to be fixed. The MTA is backing House 1728, which has been filed by Representative Peter Kocot (D-Northampton) and co-sponsored by 36 other legislators to protect public employees from abusive bosses. H. 1728 would: 1) Establish legal remedies for public employees forced to work in an abusive work environment; and, 2) Require the employer to take actions to address complaints of bullying. MTA members are urged to testify on H. 1728 or submit written testimony. The State House hearing will be at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, July 21, in Room A-2. For more information, contact MTA lobbyist Julie Johnson at email@example.com.