Huffington Post • Roxana Tynan
President Trump repeatedly promised during his campaign that he would both bring jobs back to America and create more jobs for people to support their families. By nominating Andrew Puzder, CEO of CKE Restaurants (the parent company of Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s chains), Trump is blatantly betraying his promise to increase good job opportunities for hardworking Americans. Puzder’s track record of limiting workers’ rights, fighting off employment lawsuits, and publicly speaking about his lack of respect for his employees makes him fundamentally unsuitable for this cabinet appointment. Therefore we must take a stand to prevent him from becoming the next Labor Secretary.
Puzder’s nomination has met widespread opposition from unions, nonprofits, and even CKE employees. The AFL-CIO, The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, National Partnership for Women and Families, Equal Rights Advocates, American Sustainable Business Council, Farm Forward, and countless others have publicly urged Senators to reject Puzder’s nomination.
According to its website, the mission of the Department of Labor is “To foster, promote, and develop the welfare of the wage earners, job seekers, and retirees of the United States; improve working conditions; advance opportunities for profitable employment; and assure work-related benefits and rights.”