The confirmation hearing for President Trump’s Labor Secretary Nominee Andrew Puzder has been delayed once again. With the hearing now scheduled for February 7th, we must keep the pressure on the Senate to oppose his confirmation.
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Andrew Puzder is completely out of touch with most Americans. Puzder criticizes raising the minimum wage, and says his own workers at Hardees and Carl’s Jr. are unskilled and “don’t produce enough economic value.” On the issue of overtime, Puzder has criticized the need to pay workers for the overtime they’ve earned, saying they should be satisfied instead with a “sense of accomplishment.”
The Labor Department directly touches the lives of 12.5 million union members and all working people. The department’s actions impact paychecks, workplace safety, and the ability of working people to exercise their legal rights on the job. These issues are of critical importance and Puzder’s record shows that he would not represent the best interests of working families.
Once again, we ask all affiliates to join us in opposing Andrew Puzder’s nomination to ensure that the Labor Department works for working people.