This month’s featured executive is Julie Cherry, Secretary-Treasurer of the Louisiana AFL-CIO and WCAC labor representative, among many other roles. Read on for her take on workers’ comp, the moral imperative in a balanced system, and how we can encourage young women to pursue their interests – no matter where they lie.
The Workers’ Memorial Day ceremony at the Labor Union Hall on Tuesday, April 28th, marked the 45th year that the AFL-CIO-created event commemorated the lives of those workers who have lost their lives in accidents. The program featured a variety of labor and regulatory representatives that spoke on the importance of workplace safety in an effort to raise awareness about dangerous jobs and our responsibility to keep employees in Louisiana safe.
The state’s workers’ comp system and its array of expenses were in the spotlight yesterday at a pre-2015 Legislative Session meeting of the Legislative Audit Advisory Council. The purpose of the meeting was to address an audit of workers’ comp costs in the state released February 9th, 2015, and to address the recommendations therein. State agencies and stakeholders on both the labor and business sides of the question testified and were charged with facilitating discussion and making amendments to the system at the administrative level.