Logan: Never Mind Workers’ Rights; Labor Nominee Doesn’t Believe in Workers

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Reprinted from The Hill by John Logan on December 11, 2016.

It appears that Andy Puzder, President-elect Donald Trump‘s choice to head the Department of Labor (DOL), doesn’t believe in workers, let alone workers’ rights.

Puzder, the CEO of CKE Restaurants, Inc., which owns Hardee’s and Carl’s Jr. burger chains, has said on the worker-free restaurant: “[Machines are] always polite, they always upsell, they never take a vacation, they never show up late, there’s never a slip-and-fall, or an age, sex, or race discrimination case.”

No wage demands, requests for holidays or fear of racial discrimination or sexual harassment lawsuits, just polite upselling — machines are apparently Puzder’s ideal employee, although not exactly consistent with Trump’s claim that he will function as a “job creator.” …

The Hill 12/11

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