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Sunday, January 29, 2017

Trump's Pick for Labor Secretary Doesn't Think Workers Should Get Breaks

http://m.motherjones.com/environment/2016/12/our-new-labor-overlord-thinks-workers-shouldnt-get-breaks
But this isn't some exotic new political creed introduced by Trump. It's warmed-over Republicanism.

TOM PHILPOTT DEC. 28, 2016 1:45 PM
Ladies and gentlemen, your new labor secretary, burger magnate Andrew Puzder, left, and your new energy secretary, former Texas Gov. Rick Perry. 
The US Department of Labor exists to "foster, promote, and develop the welfare of the wage earners [and] job seekers," and to "improve working conditions" and "assure work-related benefits and rights." Andrew Puzder, Donald Trump's choice to lead the department, has not exactly embodied those values in his career as CEO of CKE Restaurants, parent company of fast-food chains Hardee's and Carl's Jr. He's a staunch and vocal opponent of minimum-wage hikes, and his company has had to pay out millions of dollars to settle overtime claims (more here).
"Have you ever been to a fast food restaurant and the employees are sitting and you're wondering, 'Why are they sitting?'" Puzder asked. "They are on what is called a mandatory break."  
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7 comments:

Ulx teamster local 63 said...

Corporate greed: a typical right wing ideology

Anonymous said...

This is trump world and I bet 3/4 of conway drivers voted for this cancer racist mother fucker and you guys want the union! You voted for an anti union administration.

Anonymous said...

What terminals did get bonuses this year?

Anonymous said...

Worker walkoff tonight is being blamed by snow in chicagoland

Anonymous said...

You guys asking so much for a fucking bonuses.how come not worry for something else like make another peticion and forget about bonus.

Anonymous said...

Bonus?can't even get 8 hours!

Anonymous said...

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