Hot & Fast in the Cabinet: Carl’s Jr. CEO Tapped for Labor Sec

by Lisa Hagen |
December 8, 2016

President-elect Donald Trump will name Andy Puzder, CEO of a major fast-food chain, to serve as Labor secretary, according to Bloomberg.

Puzder, who’s the CEO of CKE Restaurants, met with Trump for the second time on Wednesday. CKE Restaurants is the parent company of burger chains Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s.

During Thursday morning’s transition call, Trump aides wouldn’t confirm or deny that Puzder would be tapped for the position, but said there will “additional Cabinet information” announced later in the day.

Puzder served as an economic adviser to Mitt Romney’s 2012 presidential campaign and has been a vocal opponent of President Obama’s controversial rule expanding overtime pay.

Obama’s rule, which would require overtime pay for most salaried workers who make less than $47,476 annually, is temporarily on hold due to a Texas court’s order.

11 Comments - what are your thoughts?

  • bobnstuff says:

    I know he ran on change but he seems to be building an anti cabinet. His head of the EPA doesn’t believe in the EPA, his labor secretary of Labor doesn’t believe in minimum wage or workers rights. His department of Housing admits he knows nothing about housing making this the strangest cabinet in history. I guess we need to have faith in the generals can run things.

  • AKLady2015 says:

    Right, put King of Minimum Wage at the top. He can be in charge of bringing all those no-pay, no-benefit jobs back to America. Who knows, he might even change the overtime regs.

    1. Daisyhhansen says:

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    2. FLChristyB says:

      Minimum wage for unskilled labor is more than fair. Those who work their way up in a company like McDonalds make much more than minimum. We are talking about starter jobs, used to be first time jobs for high school kids, no reason to pay them $15 an hour. We all start at the bottom and WORK our way up, or go to school to get better paying jobs. Anyone working a minimum wage job and complain they can’t support their families has made some serious mistakes in their lives, companies should not go out of business because some people make bad choices.

      1. AKLady2015 says:

        Maybe you should tell New York State that.
        They don’t seem to agree with your reasoning.

  • MoonBeamWatcher says:

    This is a mistake right up with the fellow who
    wanted to NOT have to pay matching SS to
    RETIRED WORKERS as proposed by McDonalds
    CEO back in Regans day! Doesn’t pass sniff test!

  • dmttbt says:

    I love Hardees restaurant.

    1. Tyronne Shoelaces says:

      I hate Obozo.

      1. AKLady2015 says:

        Name calling is childish.
        Most give it up by the 2nd or 3rd grade.
        You need to practice more, you have not yet gotten the adult part down.

        1. Tyronne Shoelaces says:

          As the Alaska troll calls me childish and not yet an adult (name calling). Spoken like a true liberal. Do as I say, not as I do. Go f*ck yourself you self righteous POS.

          1. AKLady2015 says:

            Sewer mouth spoken like a truly ignorant right-winger
            Does foul language make you feel more grown up?
            Did your Momma teach you that filth?

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