Worrying about Wages as Trump Considers Puzder for Labor Secretary – Non Profit News For Nonprofit Organizations | Nonprofit Quarterly

With a history of vigorously resisting wage increases for low-paid workers, and in the context of many reversible executive orders, fast food mogul Andy Pudzer is up for the job of labor secretary.

Source: Worrying about Wages as Trump Considers Puzder for Labor Secretary – Non Profit News For Nonprofit Organizations | Nonprofit Quarterly

earned in a day more than one of his full-time fast food employees would make in a year ($17,192 versus $15,130). That said, he endorses his preference for automating fast-food jobs due to what the American Prospectdescribes as his feelings about the “cumbersome costs entailed in paying human beings.” He also accuses his employees of turning down promotions and additional hours because they do not want to lose their government benefits; meanwhile, the American Prospectargues “the main reason why his workers must rely on government assistance is that companies like his pay poverty wages and limit access to full-time hours.”

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