Berryliction of duty

One wonders just what NC Labor Commissioner Cherie Berry does all day. She doesn't go after businesses who break labor laws. Heck, she doesn't even bother following the law that mandates that the state safety panel must meet at least twice per year.

North Carolina Labor Commissioner Cherie Berry has 11 citizens she can rely on for guidance about worker safety issues.

It’s been five years, though, since Berry and her team called them together for a meeting.
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The law is clear: the council “shall hold no fewer than two meetings during each calendar year.”

While Berrry merrily tarries, things get very scary.

A report in Sunday’s News & Observer detailed how Berry’s office over the last decade has not been counting dozens of worker deaths in annual workplace fatality news releases. ...

Dale, the longest-serving member of the council, said this is the kind of topic council members should be meeting about and discussing.

“Back in the day, we reviewed these issues as they came up,” [Safety Council member Sexton] Dale said.

Back in the day, elected official sworn to uphold the Constitution and the laws of the state actually (well, mostly) obeyed the laws of the state.

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Maybe Cherie is busy

getting a new photo to plaster all over the state's elevators. But from here, it's hard to tell just what she's doing to earn her $125,000 taxpayer-paid salary.

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"I will have a priority on building relationships with the minority caucus. I want to put substance behind those campaign speeches." -- Thom Tillis, Nov. 5, 2014

Citizen input is bad,

because that creates a situation where somebody's waiting for her to actually do something.

Not to mention, it's potentially embarrassing and costly for corporations, who (as we all know) are really super-citizens who deserve special treatment.

Labor commissioner?

As the N&O observes is the first cited article in the preceding post:

A more apt title for her job, given the way she’s handled it, would be “Business Commissioner,” which no doubt suits the business community just fine.

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"I will have a priority on building relationships with the minority caucus. I want to put substance behind those campaign speeches." -- Thom Tillis, Nov. 5, 2014