Foes Marshal Evidence Against Labor Secretary Nominee

January 15, 2017

With the Senate confirmation hearing looming for Andrew Puzder, the fast-food magnate whom Republican President-elect Donald Trump nominated to be Secretary of Labor, foes of the Puzder selection are marshaling evidence to try to convince […]

Fast-Food Workers Protest Trump’s Labor Secretary Nominee

January 12, 2017

“If Puzder is confirmed as labor secretary, it will mean the Trump years will be about low pay … instead of making lives better for working Americans like me,” said Terrance Dixon, 32, who makes $9 per hour at a St. Louis Hardee’s and plans to join […]

Trump’s Labor Pick to Face Protests from His Own Workers

January 11, 2017

“Andy Puzder represents the worst of the rigged economy Donald Trump pledged to take on as president,” Terrance Dixon, a Hardee’s worker in St. Louis, said in a statement. “If Puzder is confirmed as labor secretary, it will mean the Trump years […]

Puzder Confirmation Hearing Set for January 12

January 3, 2017

The confirmation hearing for Andrew Puzder, President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee for labor secretary, will be held January 12, according to an aide to Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tennessee), chairman of the Senate committee on Health […]

Nader: Tripwires for the Trumpsters

December 29, 2016

“How can the restauranteur and fast-food chain magnate, Andrew Puzder, the next Secretary of Labor, escape being seen as conflicted when he has opposed labor unions and has opposed increases to the stagnant $7.25 per hour federal minimum wage?” writes Ralph Nader in CounterPunch. […]

Trump Sees Labor Shakeup

December 25, 2016

Under President Obama, the Labor Department has pushed forward a number of initiatives aimed at empowering workers, from raising the minimum wage and providing overtime pay to more workers, to family leave and healthcare. Nominee Andrew Puzder is looking to overhaul an agency at the forefront […]

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