Democrats oppose appointment of Charlton Allen to N.C. Industrial Commission
Some Democrats voiced their opposition to the confirmation of Charlton Allen to serve on the North Carolina Industrial Commission due to opinions hinting at anti-workers rights and a possible lack of experience handling workplace policy, The Charlotte Observer reported on May 22.
According to House of Representatives Minority Leader Larry Hall, Allen stated in a candidate questionnaire for the state’s conservative non-profit organization Civitas Institute that he wants to amend the state’s constitution to that of a “right to work” one, characterized by a lack of unions and an employer’s freedom to not give paid sick leave or lunch breaks. Allen is a Mooresville lawyer who campaigned for a House seat in 2012, losing in a Republican primary to Representative Robert Brawley. Allen will start his six-year term on July 1.
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