American Bridge Statement On Andrew Puzder’s Nomination for Labor Secretary

American Bridge President Jessica Mackler issued the following statement on Donald Trump’s nomination of Andrew Puzder to be Labor Secretary:

“Donald Trump has spent his life attacking working families. Even today, Trump continues to fight workers and their unions for standing up to him with facts. The simple truth is that Trump built his fortune by cheating small business owners, contractors, and his employees.

“What might be good for Trump and Andrew Puzder’s bottom line is disastrous for American workers. Both Trump and Puzder have stolen wages from their own workers — Trump at his hotels and Purzder at Carl’s Jr. chains.

“In Andrew Puzder, Trump found a Labor Secretary that would help him roll back the minimum wage, end the overtime rule that will raise wages for millions, weaken safeguards for workers, and to wipe out unions. Puzder’s nomination is more proof that Trump is not, and will never be, on the […]

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Trump-Pence: Make America Outsource Again!

It’s fitting that Donald Trump and Mike Pence are making a half-hearted, last-minute visit to Ohio to “commemorate” Labor Day, because their ticket’s anti-working families agenda and joint records of facilitating outsourcing are characterized by a similar half-hearted ambivalence and thinly-veiled disdain.

Trump and Pence’s trip to Ohio particularly highlights the pair’s joint opposition to the 2009 auto rescue that saved over 200,000 jobs in Ohio. And their continued opposition to the successful initiative will be especially in focus with the two campaigning in Youngstown, near GM’s Lordstown Chevrolet Cruze plant, which had to lay off 1,000 workers before the rescue but now employs 4,500.

American Bridge President Jessica Mackler issued the following statement on Trump and Pence’s sham Labor Day observance: 

“The breadth of Donald Trump and Mike Pence’s policy agenda would do nothing to help America’s working families, and in actuality undermine workers’ well-being and right to fair wages.

“From the Trump-Pence […]

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