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Saturday January 22nd

Letter: ​Trump’s pick for labor secretary is all wrong


Donald Trump has nominated fast-food CEO Andrew Puzder to lead the Labor Department. This is a bad choice for working people.

This pick betrays the spirit of the Trump campaign and threatens to leave working people more vulnerable to abusive employers.

Puzder has used his position and authority as a fast-food CEO to enrich himself at the expense of working people by violating labor law.

He refused to pay his managers the overtime they earned and said he’d like to replace human workers with machines, because machines “never take a vacation ... there’s never a slip-and-fall, or an age, sex or race discrimination case.”

People who work at his restaurants make poverty wages, while he made more money last year in one day than one of his full-time minimum wage workers makes in a year.

Ophelia Marcus-Taylor


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