Charlton Allen elected to the NC Industrial Commission
The General Assembly voted 31-18 to appoint lawyer Charlton Allen to the six-man North Carolina Industrial Commission, the state agency which makes judgments on contested workers’ compensation claims, an Associated Press article stated on June 16.
Critics claimed that Allen was not fit to serve on the Industrial Commission because he opposed a minimum wage for employees and may have written racist articles for his college newspaper. Republican state senators defended Allen, asserting that he represented workers for years as an attorney.
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