CWF in Forbes

Posted by Olivia Grady on Tuesday, January 24th, 2017 at 12:27 pm - Permalink

Matt Patterson, Executive Director of the Center for Worker Freedom, had an article published in Forbes on January 24, 2017, about Andrew Puzder, Trump’s Secretary of Labor nominee:

Andrew Puzder was nominated by President-elect Donald Trump to be the new Secretary of Labor on December 8, 2016. 

Mr. Puzder has been Chairman and CEO of CKE Restaurants Inc. since September 2000. Under his leadership the company, which owns Hardee’s and Carl’s Jr. among other fast-food restaurant chains, has flourished. Mr. Puzder is a smart and tough CEO who understands intimately how our nation’s labor laws and regulations hinder the ability of companies to grow and create jobs. 

Mr. Puzder has been an outspoken critic of many of the Obama Administration’s DOL and NLRB assaults on economic growth. So naturally, Big Labor has taken a dim view of his nomination to the nation’s top labor chief, and has fired its first shot in the battle to thwart his confirmation.

A union front group called Restaurant Opportunities Center United (ROC) on January 10, 2017 issued a report titled Secretary of Labor Violations? The Low Road Business Model of CKE Restaurant Inc’s Andrew Puzder. This “report” is actually just the results of a survey of restaurant workers in the CKE organization. ROC claims their survey shows high levels of labor violations suffered by the responding employees. Ergo, ROC would have us believe, Puzder is unfit to head the DOL. 

There’s only one problem: the survey is a sham and was conducted in a manner virtually guaranteeing it would produce what ROC wanted it to produce.

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