Stop Minimum Wage Opponent From Heading Labor Department

Target: Donald Trump, President-elect of the United States

Goal: Do not allow Andrew Puzder to head the Department of Labor due to his opposition to raising the minimum wage.

Donald Trump announced that his choice to head the Labor Department is a business man who opposes an increase in federal minimum wage as well as a law that would allow 4 million workers to collect overtime pay. If he is approved for the job, this man would be in a position to reverse many of the Obama Administration’s efforts to protect workers and their families, including a rule that demands investment brokers put their customers’ needs before their own. Labor activists and lawmakers alike are wary of what this choice will mean for low-paid laborers.

Andrew Puzder is the CEO of CKE Restaurants, which owns Hardee’s and Carl’s Jr fast-food chains. Advertising for these restaurants consistently objectifies women by featuring models in bikinis eating burgers. This apparently sexist man is also noted for stating that serving on Trump’s cabinet would be “the most fun you could have with your clothes on.” Between him and his wife, they have donated $332,000 dollars towards getting Trump elected.

The Labor Department is supposed to regulate wages, safety, and discrimination so that it benefits the American people. If Puzder is in the lead, this department will only cater to businesses. This corporate tyrant supports tax breaks as well as looser regulations for companies, which he claims will create more jobs. In the meantime, many suffer with wages that barely keep them afloat. Sign this petition to demand that the Department of Labor not be run by a man who only has the needs of businesses in mind.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear President-elect Trump,

Your decision to make Andrew Puzder the head of the Labor Department is causing worry amongst labor advocates who do not like his stances on overtime pay and minimum wage. Puzder does not believe American citizens deserve to earn a living wage, and he opposes a law that would make 4 million people eligible for overtime compensation.

Too many families are already struggling to find work, pay bills and send their children to school. Everyone deserves a fair, livable income, but we are afraid this will not happen if Puzder is part of your cabinet. Please revoke your offer to this man and find someone who has Americans in mind.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

Photo Credit: Ed Brown

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