Jobs With Justice and the Economic Policy Institute have launched AntiLaborSecretary.org, a new clearinghouse for articles, statements and shareable content about Trump’s anti-worker, anti-union and all-together terrible pick for Secretary of Labor, Andrew Puzder.
Instead of standing up for working people, President-elect Trump selected the fast-food tycoon as his pick for Secretary of Labor. Puzder is a CEO with a record of breaking labor laws, yet Trump wants him in charge of protecting working Americans and enforcing workplace standards. It’s part of Trump’s plan to stack his cabinet with billionaires and corporate insiders who make profits their priority.
Here are just a few reasons why Puzder is an adversary of working people:
- He speaks glowingly of robots taking away jobs. Puzder has said he’d be interested in replacing the people who work at Carl’s Jr. with machines, partly as a way to avoid paying decent wages and benefits, or being held accountable for poor working conditions.
- He’s repeatedly argued against meaningful increases to the minimum wage or overtime pay for the working people who make his burger chains so successful.
- Under his watch, Hardee’s and Carl’s Jr. restaurants have been sued for millions in wage theft cases.
- The millionaire, fast-food CEO even has complained about the need for providing rest and meal breaks in the workplace.
Learn more about Puzder and get the word out about his dehumanizing views by visiting www.AntiLaborSecretary.org.