Bill Raden

Bill Raden is a freelance Los Angeles writer.

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Andy Puzder’s Reverse Nuremberg Defense

Trump’s pick for labor secretary says he was only giving orders to his law-breaking franchises.

Jack Plunkett/AP Images for Carl's Jr.
Jack Plunkett/AP Images for Carl's Jr. CKE Restaurants CEO Andy Puzder, right, discusses Carl's Jr.'s commitment to the state of Texas during a news conference on Wednesday, August 6, 2014 in Austin, Texas. Capital & Main is an award-winning publication that reports from California on economic, political and social issues. The American Prospect is co-publishing this piece. W hen Andrew Puzder faces Senate hearings next week on his nomination as labor secretary, much of the questioning will focus on his management of CKE Restaurants, the Carpinteria-based franchiser of the national Hardee’s, Carl’s Jr., Green Burrito, and Red Burrito fast-food chains. Both Puzder and CKE have been under unflattering scrutiny since December, when Donald Trump announced the nomination , citing the fast-food executive’s “extensive record fighting for workers”—a claim disputed by critics of Puzder’s nomination who point to the fact that only last month workers at restaurants owned by CKE filed 33...