Tell Senators Burr & Tillis to Vote NO on Andy Puzder for Labor Secretary!
President Trump has nominated fast-food burger CEO Andy Puzder to lead up the U.S. Department of Labor, the federal agency tasked with promoting the welfare of America’s wage earners and improving the health and safety of their working conditions. Unfortunately, Puzder’s career has largely been spent trying to destroy this mission, likely leaving North Carolina’s workers in a pickle when it comes to their workplace safety, wages, and opportunities for advancement into the middle class.
As CEO of Hardees and Carl’s Junior, Puzder built his company on the back of workers:
- He wants to replace his human workforce with robots. He told Business Insider last year that he was considering firing his human employees and replacing them with automated systems, because "[Machines are] always polite, they always upsell, they never take a vacation, they never show up late, there's never a slip-and-fall, or an age, sex, or race discrimination case.”
- He ignores the safety of his female employees. A recent survey of Hardee’s workers found that two-thirds of the company’s female employees have suffered from sexual harassment from their superiors.
- He refused to pay his workers what he promised. Puzder’s companies have faced dozens of fines from the California Department of Labor and a growing list of class action lawsuits focused on his company’s unwillingness to pay his employers overtime when they work more than 40 hours a week.
- He violates basic workplace health and safety regulations on a regular basis. An astonishing 60 percent of the official investigations into Puzder’s labor practices found his company clearly violated workplace safety and wage and hour laws.
This is why North Carolina’s Senators, Thom Tillis and Richard Burr, should look outside the bun for the nation’s next Labor Secretary and vote against Puzder’s nomination.
There’s no time to spare. Next week the Senate will hold its first hearing on Puzder and a confirmation vote is likely to follow soon after. We’re pulling together an unprecedented coalition and organizing events around the country to make our voices heard and stop the Anti-Labor Secretary from coming into office and doing any more damage to working people.
Take Action! Write Senators Burr and Tillis and tell them to vote NO on Andy Puzder for Labor Secretary!