Fair pay threat

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Edi­tor: I am ap­palled that An­drew Puzder, Pres­i­den­t­elect Don­ald Trump’s nom­i­nee for la­bor sec­re­tary, op­poses rais­ing the min­i­mum wage. A strong min­i­mum wage would lift mil­lions out of poverty.

The fast-food chain boss makes more in one day than his em­ploy­ees make in a year. Work­ing peo­ple de­serve a cham­pion at the De­part­ment of La­bor and Puzder has proved time and again that he’s not on our side.

Has Mr. Puzder ever had to de­cide be­tween pay­ing the rent or putting food on the ta­ble? Maybe he should live that life be­fore he tells us that base wages should not go up.

I hope our elected of­fi­cials un­der­stand what’s at stake. We can­not af­ford a sec­re­tary of la­bor who sees fair pay as a threat. ELAINE LIV­INGSTON VESTAL, NEW YORK

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