After multiple delays due to his ethics review, labor secretary nominee Andrew Puzder’s confirmation hearing is set for Thursday, February 16.
The fast food CEO has a long history of being no friend of labor:
- He’s railed against increasing the minimum wage and expanding overtime.
- He’s shortchanged workers at his Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s restaurants and even refused to pay managers overtime they earned.
- He’s talked about replacing working people with machines.
- He’s admitted to hiring an undocumented immigrant to work as a housekeeper while avoiding paying taxes to the IRS and the state of California on the workers behalf.
The Department of Labor directly touches the lives of all working people. It impacts our paychecks, safety in the workplace and our ability to exercise our legal rights on the job. With so much on the line, it’s vitally important that we make our voices heard.
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