The Times-Tribune

Fair pay threat


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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