Donald Trump’s nominee for Labor Secretary—fast-food CEO Andrew Puzder—is out of touch with the needs of working people.

Despite having built his business and fortune on the backs of hard working Americans, he opposes meaningful increases to the minimum wage and overtime pay. The millionaire lines his own pockets while underpaying the very people who work at his Hardee’s and Carl’s Jr. chains. He violates the same laws he would be responsible for enforcing as Labor Secretary.

Puzder demeans women with his sexist ads and comments, and 66 percent of women working at his restaurants report unwanted sexual harassment. He’s also just been caught shipping jobs to the Philippines.

Without a doubt, Puzder will make workplaces worse and place the interests of corporations above the interests of working families. Make sure your Senators know you oppose fast-food boss Andrew Puzder for Labor Secretary.

Send an e-mail to your U.S. Senators, expressing your opposition to Puzder as Labor Secretary.

Or call to tell your representatives that you want your Senators to vote NO on Andrew Puzder’s confirmation as Secretary of Labor.

Sen. Cory Booker Sen. Bob Menendez
Washington: (202) 224-3224

Newark: (973) 639-8700

Washington: (202) 224-4744

Newark: (973) 645-3030

Here’s a sample script to use when making the call:

Hi, my name is [YOUR NAME] and as a New Jersey resident, I am calling to urge you to vote against confirming Andrew Puzder as Secretary of Labor, as he will make workplaces worse.

The fast-food CEO stands in direct opposition to the needs of working people. He has a history of violating labor laws and cheating the people who work for his restaurants out of their pay. He opposes minimum wage and overtime pay increases and continually puts profits ahead of people. He has a history of running sexist ads and demeaning women. He’s not the advocate we need in the Department of Labor.
Thank you.

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