Fighting Against the Corporate Cabinet

Fighting Against the Corporate Cabinet

CWAers are continuing to mobilize to Stop the Corporate Cabinet.  CWA locals have been leafleting worksites at least one day a week about these nominees, and calling their Senators to tell them to oppose the Wall Street takeover of our government.

Media coverage of these nominees has intensified over the past few weeks as confirmation hearings continue.

Secretary of Labor pick Andrew Puzder, the CEO of fast-food conglomerate CKE Restaurants, who opposes minimum wages and overtime, has faced scrutiny on his business practices and comments about workers.  His confirmation hearing has now been delayed four times.

CNN reports on how Puzder called his own employees "best of the worst," and "the bottom of the pool," while the LA Times highlights how Puzder's paying his employees poverty wages has cost taxpayers about $247 million dollars per year.

Call your Senators now at 1-855-534-1774.Tell them to oppose the anti-worker Andrew Puzder for Secretary of Labor.

This week, Senate Democrats on the Finance Committee blocked scheduled committee votes on Secretary of Treasury nominee Steven Mnuchin and Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) nominee Rep. Tom Price, citing Mnuchin’s false statements to the committee and the need for additional information on Price’s stock trades and other actions that would be a conflict of interest with the HHS position.

Republicans on the Senate Finance Committee responded by suspending the committee's rules in order to ram through the nominations of Mnuchin and Price.  Both nominees will now advance to the Senate floor despite having provided misleading and incomplete answers.

Mnuchin enriched himself at the expense of ordinary working people and lied during his nomination hearing and subsequent questioning about his bank's lengthy documented history of using forged documents to kick people out of their homes.

Price wants to slash Medicare and privatize the program, harming millions of seniors. He has failed to disclose pharmaceutical company purchases, lied about an ethics investigation, and used insider information to trade in health stocks for his own benefit.

"The nominees' lies and extremism already made both nominees unqualified and unfit," CWA said.  "This week’s Republican power grab should ensure that every Democrat votes against their confirmation and does everything in their power to fight back against this disturbing example of Republicans' blatant disregard of accountability, integrity and proper governance."

Read more at http://blockthecorporatecabinet.org.

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