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Top Senate Democrat calls on Trump to withdraw Labor nominee Puzder as opposition intensifies

Top Senate Democrat calls on Trump to withdraw Labor nominee Puzder as opposition intensifies

The top Senate Democrat on Thursday called for President Trump to withdraw the nomination of fast-food executive Andy Puzder to be Labor secretary, calling him "probably the most anti-worker" choice ever for the cabinet position.

Democrats and workers rights groups have been sharply critical of Puzder, chief executive of Carpinteria-based CKE Restaurants Inc.

They have complained about the treatment of employees at the company’s Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s chains, as well as Puzder’s opposition to increasing the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour, among other views.

On top of that, Puzder

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