SECRETARY OF LABOR VIOLATIONS? - THE LOW ROAD BUSINESS MODEL OF CKE RESTAURANT INC’S ANDREW PUZDER
10 January 2017
On the contrary, under Puzder’s leadership, CKE Restaurants has been subject to multiple lawsuits for discriminating against workers and failing to pay overtime, and accused of firing workers for protesting against poverty wages.1 To assess Puzder’s ability to uphold the mission of the Department of Labor, the Restaurant Opportunities Centers United sought to conduct a survey of CKE workers on the. [...] PUZDER AND THE OTHE R NRA As CEO of CKE Restaurants, Puzder was one of the most active members of the National Restaurant Association (NRA), and one of the industry’s most visible opponents of minimum-wage increases and policies that improve working conditions.2 As a supporter of the NRA, Puzder stands with the country’s most anti-worker trade lobby, which is led by brand-name industry giants like. [...] Putting Puzder in extent of the Puzder’s direct contributions and fundraising on behalf charge of the Department of Labor is perhaps the very definition of of the Trump campaign.16 Puzder’s outsized contributions to the Trump having “the fox guard the henhouse.” Victory PAC may well have secured him a coveted position in the 10 SEXUAL HARASSMENT “I have been sexually harassed by multiple male cust. [...] This sexual harassment rate at CKE Restaurants is over 1.5 times greater than the norm in fast food, which was found to be 40% in a 2016 survey of women fast food workers.24 Sexual harassment in the industry is much higher than the rest of the economy; the restaurant industry has five times the rate of sexual harassment as other sectors.25 Thus, CKE Restaurants has 1.5 times the rate of sexual har. [...] I complained to the district manager whom came to the store to tell me that there was nothing I could do and if I wanted to still fight for it I would do it outside the restaurant by filing a lawsuit against the manager but I couldn’t involve the restaurant.