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  • Putting foxes in charge of agencies meant to protect workers

    A Duke University student has exposed how extremist lawmakers and Gov. McCrory are putting foxes in charge of agencies meant to protect workers lives and livelihoods.

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  • Special Report: Changes in Workers’ Comp Law Made by HB 709

    We’ve worked closely with our General Counsel to produce a legislative summary explaining the major changes in North Carolina Workers’ Compensation law made by HB 709. This is the definitive summary of the changes made by HB 709.

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  • Update on Workers’ Compensation Bills: The Threat Remains

    Workers’ compensation is critically important to our members and to all workers. We helped fight off three direct attacks on the system in the past two decades. This year, we are faced with both a new attack and a legislature more receptive to these attacks than in the past.

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  • ESCALATION: GOP Assault on Workers’ Comp Grows

    The Workers’ Compensation bills we have all been expecting (and dreading) have arrived – HB 709 AND SB 544. Contact your lawmakers today and urge him or her to, “oppose House Bill 709 and Senate Bill 544.” Don’t make injured workers pay the price of CEO greed!

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  • Republicans File Workers’ Compensation Bill (HB 709)

    Contact your Representative today and urge him or her to, “oppose House Bill 709.” Tell your Representative that, “working families back home are counting on legislators to protect our stable workers compensation system and make protecting injured workers–not corporate profits and insurance companies–a priority.”

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  • The Triangle Fire: Still Burning Before Our Nation

    100 years ago today in New York City, 146 workers, mostly young immigrant girls, jumped to their deaths from the 10-story building, unable to escape a fire because factory foremen had locked all the doors. The owners, Isaac Harris and Max Blanck, worried the workers would steal from the company.

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  • Warning: Workers’ Compensation Bill Imminent

    We have been warning a bill would be introduced early this session that would attempt to re-write much of our workers’ compensation to the great disadvantage of workers injured in the service of their employers. Our understanding is that such a bill will be introduced in the House very soon.

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