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Trump to name ex-labor board member Acosta as labor secretary

Andy Puzder withdraws as Labor secretary nominee Andrew Puzder Withdraws Labor Secretary Nomination
Dinis Gusmão | 17 Fevereiro, 2017, 00:09

USA president Donald Trump on Thursday nominated former National Labour Relations Board member R Alexander Acosta to serve as United States secretary of labour, one day after Mr Trump's original choice withdrew from the nomination process.

Ohio Senator Sherrod Brown said U.S. workers "can breathe a sigh of relief" after Puzder's announcement.

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Puzder added that "while I won't be serving in the administration, I fully support the president and his highly qualified team".

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Four GOP senators have expressed reservations about Puzder's nomination, and no Dems are expected to give him a nod, the political web site reports.

Trump made the announcement at a White House press conference and noted that Acosta has been confirmed by the Senate on three occasions.

Puzder has also argued that a higher minimum wage would encourage employers to replace human employees with automated technology.

According to CNN and other media outlets, the CEO of CKE Restaurants, which runs the Carl's Jr. and Hardee's chains, had been heavily criticized since being picked in December, and chose to withdraw his nomination.

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Senator Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., called Puzder's withdrawal a win for working families, claiming he showed a stunning disregard for fair pay and the health and safety of his employees.

Rumors of his withdrawal had swirled since early January, with his confirmation hearings long-delayed due to tardy financial disclosure forms.

According to The Washington Post, the organization has already received some of the records, which include allegations from Puzder's ex-wife, Lisa Fierstein, that he assaulted her. In the clip below, Fierstein-who sat on stage in disguise-tells Winfrey and her audience about Puzder's abuse and threats.

"When I learned of her status, we immediately ended her employment and offered her assistance in getting legal status", Puzder told the committee.

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