Andrew Puzder Withdraws From Labor Secretary Consideration

February 15, 2017

The Carl’s Jr. CEO will not be joining Trump’s cabinet

Andy Puzder, the fast-food chief executive who opposes regulations that would secure overtime for underpaid fast-food managers, who’s against raising the minimum wage in any significant way, who runs burger chains that boast a 60 percent violation rate of the Fair Labor Standards Act, who expressed personal support for his chain’s ads involving bikini-clad women in compromising poses, who admitted to hiring an undocumented housekeeper, whose own company has spent $20 million in settling overtime suits, and whose professional career shows he has little interest in advocating for the rights