Puzder is mobbed up and the fast food industry’s poster child.

If Donald Trump’s choice for Labor Secretary Andy Puzder had his way there would be no labor at his Hardee’s restaurants.

He has indicated his preference for machines over people because they do not take time off or file lawsuits. And a recording recently surfaced of him referring to his employees as “the best of the worst.”

Puzder’s work at screwing workers goes back way before his ownership of Hardee’s and Carl’s Jr.

Read the story in the New York Times on the role Puzder played in working with the Vegas Mob, draining multiple pension funds of millions of dollars.

Who better to lead a Trump Labor Department?

And who better to speak on behalf of the fast food industry?

He is their poster child.

“I’ve not met him,” said (McDonald’s CEO Steve) Easterbrook, who runs the world’s largest fast-food restaurant chain. “What I would say is that it’s positive that he has a good, grassroots understanding of entry-level jobs. That is something that’s important to all of us.”

Easterbrook made his remarks after giving a speech at the Boston College Chief Executives Club luncheon. McDonald’s has increased average worker pay to almost $10 per hour. But those raises are limited to just a fraction of all U.S. McDonald’s restaurant workers because franchisees operate almost 90 percent of the chain’s 14,000 domestic locations.

Puzder’s Senate hearings have been delayed four times.

3 Replies to “Puzder is mobbed up and the fast food industry’s poster child.”

  1. I would be against this guy because of the disgusting, sexist, Hardee’s TV commercials, not to mention all his other baggage.

  2. This guy is not the issue but go ahead and focus on him. As usual you are missing the big picture in favor of fighting over a minimum wage or length of a potty break.
    You should worry about skills and basic education Fred. Robots and artificail intelligence are invading the workplace and replacing skilled workers to say nothing of unskilled.
    You worry about the guy at the buggy whip factory, pay no attention to the factory down the street turning out model T’s.
    Education Education Education.

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