FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 15, 2017

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Tim Kauffman

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Puzder’s Withdrawal as Labor Nominee is Victory for Working People, AFGE Says

Categories: Washington, D.C. , DOL , Senate , Congress , Workers Rights , Labor , AFGE National President , U.S. President , White House

President Trump’s nominee had long record of labor, wage violations at his own companies

WASHINGTON – American Federation of Government Employees National President J. David Cox Sr. today issued the following statement:

“Andrew Puzder’s decision to withdraw his nomination to be Secretary of Labor is a victory for working people everywhere.

“As a restaurant executive, Mr. Puzder has been a vocal critic of the wage and labor regulations he would have been in charge of enforcing as Labor secretary. The fast-food restaurant chains Mr. Puzder oversees have had more federal discrimination lawsuits brought against them during his tenure than any other major restaurant chain, and they have been repeatedly found guilty by the Labor Department of violating overtime and safety laws.

“President Trump needs to consider his next selection for Secretary of Labor very thoughtfully and nominate someone who will fight to protect workers from discrimination and believes that all employees are entitled to fair wages and safe workplaces.”

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