Andrew Puzder, President Trump’s nominee for Labor Secretary, should be given credit for already creating a job opening – by withdrawing his name from consideration. Puzder, a lawyer turned fast food CEO had donated hundreds of thousands to Trump (pay to play) and crashed and burned due to bipartisan opposition.
While raking in millions himself, Puzder’s company had to shell out millions for underpaying low income workers. The workers usually had to take him to Court to get paid their fair share. Puzder was an ardent attacker of minimum wage increases while an ardent supporter of his own maximum wage grasping. Dante has a circle for him. He also had a servant whom he never paid taxes on for years which is not comforting in a man expected to enforce fair wage laws.
Since his life history of unfair labor practices, corporate greed and breaking employment rules would make him a natural fit for Labor Secretary in the Trump Administration one can only wonder why the Administration didn’t fight harder for him. Perhaps he didn’t have Russian Dressing on the salad menu at his restaurants?