Big news! The hearing for President Donald Trump’s nominee for labor secretary, Andrew Puzder, has been delayed again. There are also reports that Puzder is considering dropping out of the running for the position.

The pressure we’re putting on our senators is working, but we need to keep it up. They need to hear us loud and clear: Puzder would be a disaster for working families.

His anti-worker record could fill a book:

  • He’s railed against increasing the minimum wage and expanding overtime.
  • He’s shortchanged workers at his Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s restaurants and even refused to pay managers overtime they earned.
  • He’s talked about replacing working people with machines.

And after all that, he wants to be put in charge of our country’s labor laws? We don’t think so.

You can take action right now to make sure Puzder never gets the chance to enact his anti-worker agenda.

Click here to call or dial 1-866-829-3298 to tell your senator to oppose Andrew Puzder.

The Department of Labor directly touches the lives of all working people. It impacts our paychecks, safety in the workplace and our ability to exercise our legal rights on the job. With so much on the line, it’s vitally important that we make our voices heard.

Calling only takes a minute, and it’s the fastest, most effective way to send a strong message to your senators that you expect them to stand with working people.

But we need to speak out now.

Stand up for working people today by calling right now to ask your senator to oppose Andrew Puzder for labor secretary.

When working people speak out together, there’s no force more powerful. Thank you for taking action.

In Solidarity,

Richard Trumka
President, AFL-CIO

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Attention Restaurant Depot Members

Today, Monday January 9, 2017, the vote count for the Master Agreement was held at the Union office. In attendance were two Commissioners from the Federal Mediation & Conciliation Service as well as a shop steward Member representative. The Master Agreement has passed. We have informed the company of the vote outcome and they are processing all contractual benefits to be paid in a timely fashion.

In Solidarity,

Louis Mark Carotenuto
U.F.C.W Local 2013


From Left to Right: FMCS Commissioner Scott Seltzer, Union Representative Cerrone Batchelor, RD Shop Steward Ernie Diaz, Union Representative Marvin Harris, President Louis Mark Carotenuto, Collective Bargaining Representative David Kaplan, FMCS Commissioner Ralph Quattrocchi