Block Andrew Puzder for Secretary of Labor

Article Contributed by Friends of the Earth | Published on Monday, February 6, 2017

Donald Trump nominated fast food CEO Andrew Puzder to be Secretary of Labor. Puzder is hostile to workers, farmers, and the environment. If confirmed, he'd ensure that the interests of the fast food industry -- and its Big Ag suppliers -- would come before people and the planet.

Puzder is facing a tough confirmation fight in the Senate. His hearing has already been delayed four times. We have a real shot at stopping his confirmation -- but we need you to keep the pressure on your Senators to reject him!

Tell your Senators: Block Andrew Puzder from becoming Secretary of Labor!

Puzder’s history in the fast food industry shows how he feels about the workers who form the backbone of our food system. He opposes raising the minimum wage, enforcing overtime rules, and mandatory sick leave.

And when he was CEO of CKE Restaurants, which operates Carl’s Jr. and Hardees, the company had more Department of Labor employment discrimination violations than any other fast food company.

If the Senate doesn’t stop him, Puzder would be in charge of the agency that’s supposed to protect workers. But his past shows that he’d be more likely to gut labor regulations than stand up for workers.

Now is the time for those of us who care about a safe and healthy food system to stand up for the workers who are on the frontlines of that fight. From farmers and farmworkers to those who work in food service, our food industry workers could lose their most basic protections if Puzder is confirmed.

Tell the Senate: Andrew Puzder is hostile to workers. Don’t let him lead the Department of Labor!

Personnel is policy. Trump’s outrageous cabinet nominations make it clear that the only policy Trump will advance is what benefits himself and his corporate buddies.

The opposition to Andrew Puzder for Secretary of Labor is intense. If Democrats stick together, it will only take a handful of principled Republican votes to block him. But we need your help to make that happen.

Help stop Andrew Puzder from becoming Secretary of Labor: Write to your Senators NOW!