Trump's labor secretary nominee understands the jobs market better then Democrats
The regulations Obama put in place were not real worker protection, they were job killers. The Obama rules would have sped up the replacement of people with robots and auto ordering. There is ample evidence to prove that increasing the minimum wage creates job losses, especially among the young and minorities. To argue otherwise is to ignore history and the facts. Just look at black teen unemployment rates go up with every minimum wage increase. This has the effect of cutting off this group from entry level jobs and building a resume.
- Andrew F. Puzder, chief executive of the company that operates Hardee’s and Carl’s Jr., is an outspoken critic of the worker protections enacted by the Obama administration.
- Mr. Puzder has opposed efforts to expand eligibility for overtime pay, while arguing that large minimum wage increases lead to job loss.