Trump orders fast food exec as Labor Secretary

Andy Uhler Dec 9, 2016
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Andy Puzder departing Trump Tower on Wednesday. Drew Angerer/Getty Images

Trump orders fast food exec as Labor Secretary

Andy Uhler Dec 9, 2016
Andy Puzder departing Trump Tower on Wednesday. Drew Angerer/Getty Images
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President-elect Donald Trump continues to fill out his cabinet appointees (though, remember, these candidates have to be approved by the Senate). Yesterday, Trump announced the CEO of Hardee’s and Carl’s Jr., Andrew Puzder, as his nominee to lead the Labor Department. The appointment would be consistent with recent Trump nominees. Puzder has long been an outspoken proponent of a conservative agenda, including opposing a hike to the minimum wage and an expansion of overtime eligibility. Opponents of the appointment say that Puzder has made a lot of money exploiting worker’s rights. 

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