Charlton Allen confirmed to NC Industrial Commission by state Senate
North Carolina’s state Senate confirmed the appointment of Charlton Allen to the six-member Industrial Commission, even though critics opposed his nomination due to his views on minimum wage, WRAL.com reported on June 16.
Governor Pat McCrory’s appointee was ushered into the post through a vote of 31-18, with votes falling mostly along party lines. The agency presides over workers’ compensation claims. Allen has openly denounced minimum wage, which many Democrats believe will hinder his ability to objectively make decisions about workers’ compensation. Allen’s other criticisms stemmed from his college articles on the student publication Carolina Review, which critics said were racist and anti-Semitic. Allen called this description, “grossly unfair.”
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