Sisters and Brothers,
The record of Andy Puzder, Donald Trump’s pick for Labor Secretary, is so terrible when it comes to protecting the interests of U.S. workers, it’s no wonder that some have referred to him as the Anti-Labor Secretary nominee.
Puzder is CEO of the company that owns Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s; more than half of the chains’ restaurants have been cited with wage and hour violations by the very department he would oversee. And that’s not all -- a recent survey of Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s employees found widespread reports of sexual harassment sustained on the job.
That’s why Our Revolution members are joining with Sen. Bernie Sanders and Rep. Keith Ellison in sending a message to Capitol Hill: workers deserve better than Puzder.
Puzder has been a vocal critic of some of the most fundamental battles for workers’ rights today including raising the minimum wage, paid sick leave, the expansion of overtime pay, and the Affordable Care Act.
The CEO of Carl’s Jr. & Hardee’s restaurants once described the employees at his chains as the "best of the worst” and says he wants to use automation robots instead of workers.
By confirming Andy Puzder, the U.S. Senate would endorsing Puzder’s agenda of rolling back wages and workplace rights for employees. If you believe workers deserve a living wage and that big money has no place in politics, this is your chance to make your voice heard and impact the future of our labor system.
Thank you for standing with us, and with the millions of American workers that would be negatively impacted by Puzder's nomination.