Andrew Puzder

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What You Need to Know About R. Alexander Acosta, Trump's New Labor Secretary Pick

Trump nominated Acosta just one day after his previous nominee, Andrew Puzder, withdrew his name from consideration in the face of widespread protest and lack of Republican support.

Protestor holds sign that says, "Andrew Puzder earns more in one day, than we do in one year. #FightFor15."

BREAKING: Andrew Puzder Withdraws Nomination for Labor Secretary

Activists have been protesting his nomination since it was announced in December.

Building with banners that read, "tax cheat," "wage thief" and "reject Puzder."

Fast-Food Workers Continue to Protest Andrew Puzder's Labor Secretary Nomination

“By picking Puzder, Donald Trump has shown that instead of taking on the rigged economy, he wants to rig it up even more.”

Protestor holds sign that says, "Andrew Puzder earns more in one day, than we do in one year. #FightFor15."

100+ Food and Farm Groups to Senate: Trump's Proposed Secretary of Labor is 'Dangerous'

Nearly 60 percent of inspections at Andrew Puzder’s restaurants between 2009 and 2015 uncovered labor law violations.

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Workers Nationwide to Protest Trump's Labor Secretary Pick

One of Andrew Puzder’s employees: “If Puzder is confirmed as labor secretary, it will mean the Trump years will be about low pay, wage theft, sexual harassment and racial discrimination instead of making lives better for working Americans like me.”

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Trump's Labor Secretary Pick Opposes Minimum Wage Increases—And Workers Who Protest

Fast food CEO Andrew Puzder once praised hypothetical machine-operated workers by saying, “They’re always polite, they always upsell, they never take a vacation, they never show up late, there’s never a slip-and-fall, or an age, sex, or race discrimination case.”