30 Jan '17, 2pm

Groups Representing 10 Million People Oppose Fast Food CEO for Labor Secretary

More than 100 food and agriculture organizations, representing more than 10 million people across the food system, sent a letter to Capitol Hill Monday urging senators to oppose the confirmation of fast food CEO Andrew Puzder as secretary of labor. This clarion call from the nation's farmers, food-system workers and public health advocates, led by Corporate Accountability International , Food Chain Workers Alliance , Friends of the Earth and Real Food Media , comes on the heels of growing opposition and controversy surrounding Donald Trump's pick to head the Department of Labor. A recent Capital & Main investigation found that under Puzder's watch as CEO, CKE Restaurants faced more federal employment discrimination lawsuits than any other major fast food chain. The corporation violated workers' rights , including wage theft and failed to provide employees with overtime pay...

Full article: http://www.ecowatch.com/puzder-secretary-of-labor-2225619...

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