• BURNED ALIVE: NC Workplace Safety in Focus at Town Hall

    Over 150 people joined the first-ever North Carolina Worker Safety Town Hall, September 28th. During the online event, workers shared powerful testimonies about workplace safety issues in their respective industries and advocated for better enforcement priorities, as North Carolina ranks as the worst state for workers (Oxfam, 2021), to newly elected NC Labor Commissioner Josh Dobson, who was in attendance to hear their concerns. The town hall was hosted on Zoom and broadcast live on Facebook.

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  • ADVISORY: Workers Safety Town Hall with Josh Dobson, NCDOL (Sept. 28th)

    Join the NC Worker Safety Town Hall on Sept. 28th from 6:30 to 8pm. During the online event, workers will share their stories and testify about workplace safety issues in their respective industries and advocate for better enforcement priorities to newly elected NC Labor Commissioner Josh Dobson, who will be in attendance to hear concerns. The town hall will be hosted virtually on Zoom and streamed live on Facebook.

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  • Join the NC Workers Safety Town Hall (9/28)

    Join us for a North Carolina Workers Safety Town Hall on Tuesday, September 28th from 6:30 to 8pm to hear from and share testimonies with other workers around safety issues in our industries. NCDOL Commissioner Josh Dobson will be in attendance to hear your concerns. This event will be completely online, hosted on Zoom and broadcast on Facebook Live.

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  • REPORT: Empowering NC’s Department of Labor to Protect Working Families During the COVID-19 Pandemic and Beyond

    With Josh Dobson taking office as North Carolina’s new Labor Commissioner in 2021, NCDOL has an opportunity to modernize its systems and take proactive steps to more effectively protect the state’s workers, responsible employers, and the economy during the pandemic and beyond.

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  • Family Members Help Mark Workers’ Memorial Day 2018

    The mother of one of 174 people who died on the job in North Carolina in 2016 spoke to reporters and community members at a Workers’ Memorial Day service outside the Old State Capitol last Friday where attendees rang a memorial bell 174 times and called on the N.C. Department of Labor to do more to prevent workplace fatalities and to show respect to the victims’ families.

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  • Opinion: Justice of Jesus demands fair wages for a fair living

    The North Carolina Council of Churches has responded to the findings of an investigation by the News & Observer that Labor Commissioner Cherie Berry let deadbeat employers steal $1 million from North Carolinians in 2014 with a powerful op-ed calling on Berry “to enforce the laws of North Carolina” because “That’s her job.

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  • N.C. is aiding and abetting criminal activity with taxpayer money

    Wage thieves are real, they are criminals, and last year Cherie Berry let them get away with stealing $1 million from workers in North Carolina.

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  • Wage theft just the latest FAIL by Cherie Berry

    It’s not just failing to combat wage theft. Cherie Berry has a long, sorry record as North Carolina’s Labor Commissioner, including multiple investigations by both the press and federal regulators and outrageous policy positions on child labor and the minimum wage.

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  • N&O: At NC Department of Labor, little help for unpaid workers

    The North Carolina Department of Labor allowed deadbeat employers to steal $1 million in wages from their employees last year. When those 617 workers turned to their Labor Commissioner, Cherie Berry, for help, she turned them away, closing their cases almost as soon as they had been opened, according to reporting by Mandy Locke at the News & Observer about our “Reluctant Regulator”.

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