Partnership for Working Families Statement on Puzder's Defeat

February 15, 2017 -- Jamie Way

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Partnership for Working Families Statement on Puzder's Defeat

NATIONAL – Today Donald Trump's nominee for Labor Secretary, Andrew Puzder, withdrew his candidacy after it became clear he would not be approved. His withdrawal is the result of mounting pressure from working people across the country, who urged their Senators to oppose the Hardee's and Carl's Jr. executive. Below is Partnership for Working Families Executive Director Nikki Fortunato Bas’ statement:

"Today, working people won an important victory when Trump's Labor Secretary nominee withdrew. This demonstrates the power we have when we stand up for our communities and against the billionaire corporate agenda advanced by the Trump administration. Opposition to Puzder's nomination also underscores the unacceptability of harassing or demeaning women in the workplace or anywhere. We will continue to oppose any anti-worker, anti-woman, anti-progress nominee or policies the Trump administration puts forward."

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Partnership for Working Families Partnership for Working Families is a national network of 17 powerful city and regional affiliate groups based in major urban areas across the country. We advocate for and support policies and movements that help build more just and sustainable communities where we live and work. We strive to take lessons learned at the local level and apply them to the national conversation to build a framework for addressing climate change, inequality, racial and social injustice.