FEATURING RONTEL BATIE – Donald Trump seemingly can’t nominate anyone in his cabinet who is actually qualified for the job. His choice of Labor Secretary is no exception. Fast food CEO Andy Puzder will sit through confirmation hearings at the Senate in a few days. Puzder is distinguished by his singular aversion to labor rights.
According to the labor rights group, Fight for $15, “cashiers and cooks at Puzder’s restaurants announced thirty-three complaints filed with state and federal agencies.” Puzder faces charges of not paying his workers, forcing them onto public assistance programs, refusing to entertain even modest pay raises, and ignoring sexual harassment claims.
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Rontel Batie, Federal Advocate with the National Employment Law Project.