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Posts by Dan Deuterman

Don’t Let Sneaky Politicians Rig N.C. Governor’s Election After Voters Have Spoken

Last week, after massive statewide recounts, the N.C Board of Elections finally certified Roy Cooper had won the N.C. Governor’s election. On Dec. 5, Pat McCrory conceded the election. McCrory, in a video message, said it was time to “celebrate our democratic process and respect what I see to be the ultimate outcome of the…

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N.C. Supreme Court Packing Plan Ignores the Will of Voters

With the surprising outcome of the presidential election and the uncertainty about who won the governor’s race in North Carolina, you may not have seen the latest news about our state’s judicial races. Last week, Judge Mike Morgan, a candidate we endorsed, defeated incumbent Justice Bob Edmonds for a seat on the N.C. Supreme Court. This…

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Don’t Sit Out This Important Election

We all have an important job to do on Nov. 8. Vote. (For polling places, important dates and other information, check out our 2016 Voter Guide.) I know many people are fed up with politics and rhetoric from both political parties, or maybe you don’t really like any of the candidates running. But not voting…

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2016 Voter Guide

The 2016 Presidential and General Election is coming up Nov. 8. Here are some important dates and things to remember as you head to the polls in North Caorlina: Oct. 20-Nov. 5 – One-stop early voting Click here to find early voting locations in your community. Nov. 1 is the last day to request an…

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Troubling Campaign Contributions in Labor Commissioner Race

Should the state’s labor commissioner, who oversees workplace safety in North Carolina, accept campaign donations from corporate executives whose companies have been fined or have cases pending before the agency? It’s a question you might want to ask yourself as you head to the polls in November to cast your vote for Commissioner of Labor. According…

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Beware Bad Tax Advice About Workers’ Compensation Payments

If your tax preparer tells you that you need to claim your workers’ compensation payment as income, it’s time to find a new accountant. Workers’ compensation benefits, whether paid as weekly checks or settlements, are NEVER taxable. Now that tax season is in full swing, we’ve been getting calls and questions from clients who are being…

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Lawmakers Ask for Federal Oversight of State Workers’ Comp Programs

Ten powerful members of Congress, including Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, have asked the federal government to resume oversight and monitoring of workers’ compensation in the wake of drastic cuts to benefits for injured workers. “State workers’ compensation laws are no longer providing adequate levels of support and compensation for workers injured on the job,”…

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Call N.C. Senators to Oppose Workers’ Comp Trucking Bill

Out-of-state trucking companies want to push the cost of caring for injured truck drivers onto North Carolina taxpayers. It’s just the latest effort by big business to destroy North Carolina’s workers’ compensation system and to gut benefits in favor of profits. N.C. Senate Bill 205, which is currently being considered in committee but could soon…

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Retailers, insurers funding campaign to gut workers’ comp benefits in NC, elsewhere

Walmart, Lowe’s, Macy’s, Kohls and many of the nation’s largest retailers, insurers and corporations are bankrolling campaigns to change workers’ compensation laws and limit benefits nationwide. North Carolina is one of the next states they’re targeting. According to a recent piece in Mother Jones, the corporations are funding the Association for Responsible Alternatives to Workers’…

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Hospitals Fail to Protect Nurses from Injuries

You probably don’t think of nursing as a dangerous profession. But each year, more than 35,000 nurses, orderlies and nurses assistants suffer back and arm injuries that are serious enough that they have to miss work, according to surveys from the Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). A recent NPR series found that…

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