January 13, 2017

Trump's anti-labor secretary

Huffington Post - [Andrew Pudzer] opposes improvements such as paid sick days or overdue adjustments in the minimum wage. Rather than advancing opportunities for wage earners, he wants to replace them with robots who, he says, “never take a vacation, they never show up late, there’s never a slip-and-fall, or an age, sex, or race discrimination case.”

The DOL is responsible for enforcing workplace protections such as wage theft and health and safety, yet Mr. Puzder’s company has a long track record of violations of these very laws. The National Restaurant Association (NRA), which lobbies to stop any measures that promote the welfare of workers, applauded Mr. Puzder’s selection as Secretary of Labor, calling him an “active member of the association.”

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