Why Andrew Puzder as U.S. Secretary of Labor is the Wrong Choice

Author
Elizabeth Kirchhoff
Content Type
Working Paper
Institution
Center on Human Rights Education, University of Denver
Abstract
We are living in a tremendously important time in history, and the decisions being made by our social, economic, and political leaders today will go on to affect the trajectory of our societies for generations. With this in mind, the protection and promotion of human rights are even more crucial. And yet, while the Trump Administration’s cabinet already contains many problematic figures, Trump’s choice for U.S. Secretary of Labor is especially disturbing. Simply put, from a human rights perspective, there are many reasons why the Trump Administration’s nomination of Andrew Puzder as U.S. Secretary of Labor is the wrong choice.
Topic
Human Rights, Labor Issues, Domestic politics, Socioeconomics
Political Geography
United States, North America