Oppose Puzder for Labor Secretary
Andrew Puzder is another CEO multi-millionaire whose pay-to-play donation to the Trump campaign has garnered him a cabinet nomination for Labor secretary.
Many past labor secretaries have lead big corporations, but Puzder's corporation, CKE Restaurants, is majorly concerning because it is the fourth worst labor violations offender in the industry. A study by the Department of Labor (DOL) reported that 60% of CKE restaurants had at least one Fair Labor Standards Act violation.
In addition, Puzder has been a harsh critic of raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour and opposes a recent DOL effort to extend overtime pay to millions of workers. He is opposed to the ACA because it increases costs for employers, and is an advocate of automation that could increase profits by replacing workers with machines.
His appointment is antithetical to the mission of the Department of Labor. Andrew Puzder has made it clear that he cares only for the bottom line, and will be working to help owners and employers undo regulations that safeguard American workers.
1. CALL/FAX the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pension. Let them know you oppose Puzder ahead of the hearing date (which has been delayed for a 4th time due to lack of Puzder's paperwork on divesting from conflicts of interest). You can send 5 free faxes a day through this site. Please pass on to any friends who live in these states!
Lamar Alexander - TN CKE headquarters moving to Nashville
Susan Collins - ME
Lisa Murkowski- AK
Tim Scott - SC accepted money from Puzder
Bill Cassidy - LA
Orrin Hatch - UT
Richard Burr - NC
Michael B. Enzi - WY
Johnny Isakson - GA
Rand Paul - KY
Pat Roberts - KS
Patty Murray - WA
Bernie Sanders - VT
Robert P. Casey Jr - PA
Al Franken - MN
Michael F. Bennet - CO
Sheldon Whitehouse - RI
Tammy Baldwin - WI
Elizabeth Warren - MA
Christopher S. Murphy - CT
Tim Kaine - VA
Maggie Hassan - NH
2. CALL/FAX your own state senators, if not already mentioned above. Find their contact here. If Puzder clears the committee hearing, he will be voted on by every senator on the floor. Ask your senator where they stand on Puzder, and encourage them to oppose the confirmation. You can send 5 free faxes a day through this site.
USE THIS SCRIPT (feel free to ad-lib, of course) We encourage you to say you are calling as part of the group 2 Hours A Week. This makes your call all the more powerful to politicians when they know you are calling as part of a larger organized group. Use it if it feels comfortable.
Hello Senator __ I, and my community organizing group 2 Hours A Week, oppose the confirmation of Andrew Puzder for labor secretary. His entire career has been built on opposing and tearing down the regulations that safeguard American workers from harmful and predatory labor practices. He is looking out for the interests of business owners and their bottom line, not that of the worker and their daily wage. If you care at all about those of us who go to work everyday in your state, and our welfare as laborers, you will say "no" to Puzder for secretary of Labor.