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Category Archive: Legislation

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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Fixing the VA Benefits Backlog

Recently, the Secretary of Veterans Affairs advised Congress that it must do something to reduce the time it takes for a veteran’s appeal for disability benefits to be resolved. As of January, an estimated 400,000 veterans had appeals pending with the Veterans Administration. It takes an average of 1,000 days — nearly three years —…

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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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2014 North Carolina Voter Guide

Click HERE for a printable 2014 N.C. Voter Guide you can take to the polls on Nov. 4. The guide includes endorsements for all candidates who represent districts in the Piedmont Triad.  To find out who represents you, click HERE. For the last several years, workers’ rights have been under attack in North Carolina. The insurance industry,…

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Fall 2014 Election Endorsements — N.C. Senate

The N.C. Advocates for Justice endorses the following candidates for N.C. Senate in the upcoming Nov. 4 election in North Carolina.  These candidates have the best records when it comes to supporting the rights of injured and disabled people. The endorsements are listed by district. Just scroll to find the appropriate district. For a full…

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Fall 2014 Election Endorsements – N.C. House of Representatives

The N.C. Advocates for Justice endorses the following candidates for N.C. House of Representatives in the upcoming Nov. 4 election in North Carolina.  These candidates have the best records when it comes to supporting the rights of injured and disabled people. The endorsements are listed by district. Just scroll to find the appropriate district. For…

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NC HB369 bad for taxpayers, hospitals and undocumented workers

I wanted to follow up on last week’s blog post about the proposed N.C. House Bill 369, which would end workers’ compensation benefits and medical treatment for undocumented workers who are hurt on the job. This is a bad bill all around for hardworking immigrants, North Carolina taxpayers, hospitals, companies and all North Carolina workers…

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