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Michigan AFL-CIO Statement on Withdrawal of Trump’s Labor Nominee

LANSING – Michigan AFL-CIO President Ron Bieber issued the following statement today commenting on news reports that Andy Puzder is expected to withdraw his nomination as Donald Trump’s Secretary of Labor:

“This is a big win for American workers, who mobilized across the country to defeat Andy Puzder’s confirmation. Puzder was a true enemy to working people, who spent his entire career as a corporate CEO working to deny his own employees fair pay, decent benefits, and a secure retirement. He had no business serving as Secretary of Labor.

“Puzder’s withdrawal should serve as a wake-up call to Donald Trump. He promised to base every decision on what’s best for America’s working families, but since taking office, he’s made it crystal clear that he’s not on our side.

“The president must now choose a new labor nominee who will protect and defend the rights of America’s workers, and hold big corporations accountable when they cut corners, cheat workers, and violate our nation’s labor laws.”

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