Labor groups amp up Andy Puzder protests

January 26, 2017

Restaurant worker activist groups on Thursday amped up their protests against the Secretary of Labor nomination of Andrew Puzder, CEO of CKE Restaurants Inc., filing 33 complaints against Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s franchisees.

A CKE spokesperson emailed a response Thursday on behalf of the company. “While we do not comment on pending litigation, we’d like to offer a reminder that CKE Restaurants is nearly 95 percent franchised,” the company said. “Each of these 2,769 franchise stores are run independently and solely responsible for their employees, management and adherence to regulations and labor practices.”

In a phone conference with two current