November 2, 2012
Wage theft, child labor, and workers’ comp
We noticed strong support for strengthening laws to protect workers when NC Policy Watch released results of its September Carolina Issues Poll of North Carolina voters.
For example, 4 out of 5 voters want tougher laws and tougher enforcement to protect employees when employers steal the wages they are lawfully entitled to receive. Almost two-thirds of voters say child farm workers should have the full protection of child labor laws. And all employers should be required to prove they carry genuine insurance policies to cover workplace injuries, said 72 percent of voters surveyed.
The survey of North Carolina voters also revealed support for requiring employers to tell workers in writing whether they are employees or “independent contractors” and support for paid family leave.
We need a new legislature to pass these reforms
Do you agree with voters in this survey? Do you want our state legislature to enact worker-friendly policies?
If you believe, as we do, that what’s good for workers is good for business and good for North Carolina, then you are on the wrong side of those who currently control our state legislature.
Support your union’s endorsed legislative candidates in the 2012 election!