Trump Said to Be Nominating Carl’s Jr. CEO for Labor Secretary

December 8, 2016

Andy Puzder has spoken out against raising the federal minimum wage above $9 an hour

After weeks of swirling rumors, President-elect Donald Trump is expected to announce his nominee for Labor Secretary any time now: It’s Andy Puzder, the CEO of Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s parent company CKE Restaurants. Yes, the same Carl’s Jr. that’s infamous for its commercials featuring scantily-clad women feasting on giant burgers.

As Labor Secretary, Puzder would head up the Department of Labor, giving him major influence over laws involving workers and unions. As the Wall Street Journal notes, Puzder has been a vocal critic of