•   
  •   
  •   

Politics Trump expected to name CKE Restaurants CEO to head Labor Department -source

18:25  08 december  2016
18:25  08 december  2016 Source:   reuters.com

Panthers CEO: Gallant was offered ride after firing

  Panthers CEO: Gallant was offered ride after firing Gerard Gallant was not stranded after being fired by the Florida Panthers on Sunday. Related: Gallant awaits cab after being fired by Panthers

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President-elect Donald Trump named fast-food executive Andy Puzder to head the U.S. Department of Labor on Thursday, drawing criticism from labor advocates worried about his opposition to a higher minimum wage and government regulation of the workplace. Puzder, chief executive of CKE Restaurants Inc [APOLOT.UL], which operates the Carl's Jr. and Hardee's fast-food chains, has frequently argued in the media that higher minimum wages would hurt workers by forcing restaurants to close. He has bashed a new Labor Department rule aimed at extending

President-elect Donald Trump picked CKE Restaurants CEO Andy Puzder to head the Department of Labor . Puzder, who runs restaurant chains Hardee's and Carl's Jr., could influence issues surrounding minimum wage and overtime pay. President-elect Donald Trump on Thursday named fast-food executive Andy Puzder as his choice for labor secretary. Mr. Puzder, chief executive of CKE Restaurants Holdings Inc., the parent company of the Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s burger chains, has been a vocal advocate for cutting back regulations he says have stifled growth in the restaurant industry

U.S. President-elect Donald Trump gestures as Andy Puzder, CEO of CKE Restaurants, departs after their meeting at the main clubhouse at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, New Jersey, U.S., November 19, 2016. © Mike Segar/File U.S. President-elect Donald Trump gestures as Andy Puzder, CEO of CKE Restaurants, departs after their meeting at the main clubhouse at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, New Jersey, U.S., November 19, 2016. WASHINGTON, Dec 8 (Reuters) - President-elect Donald Trump is expected to name Andy Puzder, chief executive of CKE Restaurants Inc, as his nominee to head the U.S. Labor Department, according to a source familiar with the choice, putting a vocal critic of government intervention in labor markets in charge of workplace regulation.

Puzder, whose company operates the Carl's Jr. and Hardee's fast-food chains, appeared as a Trump surrogate during the presidential campaign. The selection, first reported by the Wall Street Journal, was expected to be announced soon, the source said.

Trump Against the American Worker .
Trump has established a pattern of naming bitter foes of federal agencies to head them, or behead them. His Labor Secretary pick is the latest.Editor’s note: The opinions in this article are the author’s, as published by our content partner, and do not necessarily represent the views of MSN or Microsoft.

usr: 1
This is interesting!