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NC Residents - Call To Action Re: Workers Comp For Truck Drivers

North Carolina residents are urged to call their state senators immediately and ask them to oppose HB 532.  This pending bill repeals existing state law under NC General Statute 97-19.1.  This bill would allow eliminate the requirement that these trucking companies cover their drivers under the company's workers compensation policy.

Trucking is a very dangerous occupation and injuries resulting from accidents are often catastrophic.  If this bill becomes law, then truck drivers in North Carolina who are injured on the job would be left without the protection of their employer's workers compensation insurance.  In essence, this bill shifts the costs of medical expenses for an injured truck driver away from the employer onto the shoulders of NC taxpayers.

It is worthy to note that this pending bill is opposed by workers, worker advocate groups, as well as the NC Chamber of Commerce, The NC Auto Dealers Association, the NC Advocates for Justice, the NC Republican Lawyers Assocation and the NC Retail Merchants Associates.  Both workers and industry alike agree that this bill is a bad idea, yet the NC legistators are pushing it through.

NC citizens need to stand up for their rights and call their state senators.  The vote on the bill is Monday, so call TODAY! Click here for a listing of NC state senators.

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