Thursday, January 29, 2009

Strip Tease

The Charlotte Observer, in a series of investigative reports last year, found that NC Commissioner of Labor Cherie Berry was NOT enforcing workplace safety laws, preferring rather to be "cooperative" with big business, meaning, she preferred to cover both eyes with her hands while simultaneously pinching her nose closed.

Sen. Doug Berger has introduced a bill that would strip Berry of her (unused) authority to enforce workplace safety. Berger's bill would transfer that power instead to the Employment Security Commission.

We applaud that proposed law. Anything that removes that particular hairball from the state's plumbing would be welcome.

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