Gov. Bev Perdue said Tuesday that she is demanding swift action be taken to fix the problem of tens of thousands of employers going without workers compensation insurance.
Perdue, who has been publicly silent since The News & Observer reported the problem Sunday, said she expects Industrial Commission Chairwoman Pamela Young to do whatever needs to be done to crack down on employers breaking the law by skimping on workers compensation. "I read with the same pain that you did about what might be happening to our workers and what has happened to our workers," Perdue said. "I've sent word, I want it fixed and I want it fixed very quickly."