Charles Jeffress, deputy commissioner of the North Carolina Department of Labor and director of Occupational Safety and Health, discusses the purposes, activities, and modus operandi of the two departments.
In this continuing series of articles on the various departments of North Carolina state government, Sadler discusses the history of the department. Established by the General Assembly in 1887, it was first known as the North Carolina Bureau of Labor Statistics. A.L. Fletcher became Commissioner of Labor in January 1933.
Governor Holshouser appointed Nye to fill the position of Commissioner of Labor after the death of longtime Labor Department employee, W. C. (Billy) Creel. Nye is discussed in this ongoing series of brief profiles of major newly elected and appointed state officials.