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Who will be the next Secretary of Labor?

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Among the names being floated as possible nominees to become the Trump administration’s Secretary of Labor, according to Politico.com:

Victoria Lipnic: A member of the EEOC since 2010, Lipnic served from 2002 to 2009 in the George W. Bush administration as assistant secretary of labor for employment standards. Overseeing the Wage and Hour Division and the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs, she helped guide the Department of Labor’s last rewrite of the overtime rules in 2004.

Andrew Puzder: The CEO of the parent company of the Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s restaurant chains has been an outspoken opponent of efforts to lump franchisors and franchisees together as joint employers when litigating employment law and labor relations disputes. An attorney before he became a business executive, Puzder was one of President-elect Trump’s most prolific fundraisers.

Scott Walker: The Wisconsin governor would be fiercely opposed by organized labor. Walker rose to national prominence in 2011 when he stripped state employees of their collective bargaining rights. He later pushed for and enacted legislation declaring Wisconsin a right-to-work state. Walker briefly ran for the Republican presidential nomination in 2015.

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