Trump Team Defends Its Choice for Labor Secretary

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Reprinted from Value Walk on December 23, 2016. It is unattributed.

The Donald Trump transition team came to the defense of its labor secretary pick, Andy Puzder, Thursday after receiving a barrage of criticism.

Trump and his team have been hard at work filling the upcoming administration since winning the presidency. CKE Restaurants President Andy Puzder has received harsh criticism since being nominated December 8 to lead the labor department. The Trump team, however, is standing by their choice. …

Labor unions generally have been highly critical of the nomination. They have denounced his opposition to increasing the minimum wage, recent labor regulations and the Affordable Care Act. The Service Employees International Union (SEIU) argued the pick shows the president-elect is out of touch with the working class. …

Value Walk 12/23

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