Investigation by the Raleigh News&Observer reveals that NC Department of Labor Commissioner Cherie Berry has been flagrantly violating North Carolina statutes about worker safety.
That should come as no surprise. Since she took office in 2001, she's coddled dangerous businesses and turned a deaf ear to worker complaints. Berry has actually bragged, publicly, that she sees her job as helping NC businesses avoid the "burdens" of protecting the health, safety, and general well-being of more than 4 million workers.
Her failures to enforce workplace safety regs on the poultry industry led to an investigative series in the Charlotte Observer in 2008 and a stinging editorial denouncing her Cruella Deville attitudes toward our sweating laborers.