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Saturday, January 14, 2017

Under Trump, it's going to be an Anti-Labor Secretary

Jobs With Justice

Andrew Puzder, the textbook definition of a bad boss, could soon be running the Department of Labor. And it’s up to us to get the word out about his shameful record.
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 all 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’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.
  • 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.
Learn more about Puzder and get the word out about his dehumanizing views by visiting our new website:

We have no time to spare to keep the heat on Trump’s pick. Next week, Puzder will face his first confirmation hearing before the Senate votes later this month on whether or not to confirm him as Secretary of Labor.

Puzder demonstrates contempt for working people and the basics we all need to lead a decent life. Please help us push back against his dangerous views by visiting and sharing it with your friends and community members.

In solidarity and resistance,
Sarita Gupta
Executive Director
Jobs With Justice