For Immediate Release
Wednesday, February 15, 2017
AFSCME Pres. Lee Saunders on Puzder WithdrawalWASHINGTON —
AFSCME Pres. Lee Saunders issued the following statement on the withdrawal of Andrew Puzder’s nomination as Secretary of Labor:
“America’s public service workers, and all working families, deserve a labor secretary who respects them. It became increasingly clear that Andrew Puzder — who has demonstrated nothing but contempt for everything the Labor Department stands for and everyone it exists to serve — was not fit for the job.
“President Trump said throughout his campaign that he would be a great champion for working people. The Puzder nomination called the sincerity of that promise into question. AFSCME members hope that the president will get it right the second time and choose a labor secretary who shares the basic values of working families.”