October 17th, 2012
March 7th, 2012
Hello, I’m Cherie Berry. For the past eleven years as North Carolina’s Commissioner of Labor, I have worked to promote workplace safety. I’ve also fought those who have pushed for more regulations on the business community.
The N. C. Department of Labor is responsible for making sure that you and over 4 million workers go home safe and healthy at the end of the workday to families, loved ones and friends. In 2001, when I took office as your labor commissioner, North Carolina was not even in the top ten safest states in the country in which to work.
Our workers deserved better and we immediately went to work to change that sad statistic. By working hand in hand with our business community and workers, we have been able to achieve the lowest injury and illness rate in the history of the state…for ten consecutive years.
Workplace injuries and illnesses are down and so is the cost of worker’s compensation. Working North Carolinians are safer than ever before and I hope to continue to build on this record.
I ask for your vote and support on November 6th to continue to develop partnerships with businesses and workers to expand our existing businesses and welcome new ones to the state. With your help we will continue to protect the safety and health of you and your loves ones and friends; our lives and livelihoods depend on it.