In with the New Labor Nominee
The first 30 days of the Trump administration have been a whirlwind of activity, yet we are still waiting for the new secretary of labor. Last week, Andrew Puzder, CEO of CKE Restaurants, withdrew his candidacy after questions arose over his employment of an undocumented worker, for whom he did not pay taxes at the time, and allegations that he physically abused his first wife. His first wife subsequently recanted the allegations, but they seem to have taken their toll. Truth be told, both labor and business had reservations about Puzder.
Trump quickly nominated Alexander Acosta, former member of the National Labor Relations Board and current dean of the International University College of Law in Miami, Florida, for the secretary of labor position. For more on Acosta, see the article written by BLR’s Kate McGovern Tornone.
For more on the transition, visit the resource center.
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