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Statement by South Bay AFL-CIO Labor Council Executive Officer Ben Field on Withdrawal of Puzder’s Secretary of Labor nomination

“Andrew Puzder was unfit to hold the office of Labor Secretary, and the withdrawal of his nomination is a victory for working families in California and throughout the nation. Puzder sought to lead the department tasked with protecting the rights of workers, but he has a well-documented record of cheating his employees out of their wages, opposing increases to the minimum wage and violating labor law. America’s workers deserve better.  They want a Labor Secretary who will give them a voice in the workplace, hold unscrupulous companies accountable and help create good-paying jobs. Working people stood together to oppose Puzder’s nomination and will oppose the nomination of any person who is not committed to improving the lives America’s workers.”