February 15, 2017

Duckworth Statement on Andrew Puzder Withdrawing From Consideration to be Labor Secretary


WASHINGTON, DC - After Andrew Puzder withdrew from consideration to be the U.S. Secretary of Labor, U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) released the following statement:

"Last month, I met several workers who were denied paid leave and were required to serve and prep food when they were sick while they worked for Andrew Puzder's fast food corporation. No one should be forced to choose between taking care of themselves or a sick family member and earning a paycheck they cannot afford to go without. It was a mistake to nominate someone like Mr. Puzder who has spent his career exploiting workers and racking up labor violations. I hope the President chooses someone more qualified to lead the Labor Department."