Trump Nominates CKE CEO Puzder to Be Labor Secretary

December 8, 2016

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Andy Puzder is CEO of CKE, which now owns or franchises more than 3,250 restaurants in the U.S. and 26 other countries.
Puzder has been outspoken against a minimum wage increase.
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President-elect Donald Trump announced Thursday his intent to nominate CKE Restaurants CEO Andy Puzder as labor secretary.

Puzder, both an adviser and contributor to Trump’s campaign, has been outspoken about cutting back on government regulations like mandating large minimum wage increases and the Affordable Care Act, which he says created a “government-mandated restaurant recession” through increased labor costs for businesses as well as premiums reducing consumers’ discretionary income.