Out of all the swamp creatures that President-Elect Donald Trump has appointed thus-far to his Everglades of a cabinet, the foulest of all may be his pick for Secretary of Labor Andrew Puzder, who is the CEO of Hardee’s and Carl’s Jr.
Puzder is a corporate leader in the fight against the “Fight for $15” living wage battle. Trump and Puzder both clearly feel no moral qualms about underpaying their employees. Trump, however, just got some very bad news when it comes to underpaying the workers at one of his hotels.
Reported CNN, “Unions representing food, bar and housekeeping workers at the Trump International Hotel Las Vegas said Wednesday that they had agreed with management on a four-year contract including wage increases, a pension, family health care and job security. Workers at the hotel voted to unionize last year. Trump hotel management refused to recognize the union, charging that employees had been intimidated into voting Yes, but the National Labor Relations Board ruled for the workers in November.”
The report added, “The agreement announced Wednesday ends a court challenge launched by Trump’s lawyers. Representatives for the Trump Organization and Trump Hotels did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Unite Here, a coalition of the unions, also announced that workers at the Trump International Hotel in Washington will be allowed to begin an organizing campaign.” How thrilled are you that Trump’s workers won this huge victory against him?