Since President Trump announced Andrew Puzder as his pick for Labor Secretary in December, people stood up and firmly declared their opposition to the fast-food CEO. His record on hurting working people, demeaning women, and lining his own pockets was in direct contradiction to what we need from the Department of Labor. Yesterday, working people declared victory as Andrew Puzder withdrew as the Labor Secretary nominee. As a result, thousands took to social media to celebrate this incredible triumph beating back the #AntiLaborSecretary. Puzder’s withdrawal was proof that when we come together, our actions and words speak volumes.
Here’s just a sample of the reaction to yesterday’s news.
BREAKING: When working people come together, anything is possible. Goodbye #AntiLaborSecretary Puzder. https://t.co/bBjfYPEPTF
— Jobs With Justice (@jwjnational) February 15, 2017
When we fight, we win. https://t.co/q1RNLAcMr0 #FightFor15 pic.twitter.com/DFQD1zo27U
— Fight For 15 (@fightfor15) February 15, 2017
When he blocked us on Twitter, it was all down hill from there. #AntiLaborSecretary pic.twitter.com/eIVMJLMnhk
— NELP (@NelpNews) February 15, 2017
The withdrawal of @AndyPuzder for consideration as Labor sec. is a victory for working families & shows the power of grassroots resistance ✊
— CWA (@CWAUnion) February 15, 2017
Ain't no power like power of the people 'cause the power of the people don't stop! #AntiLaborSecretary to withdrawhttps://t.co/PTcRvUCLC9
— ROC United (@rocunited) February 15, 2017
— NWLC (@nwlc) February 15, 2017
There was an enormous amount of mobilization against Puzder on the left. Big victory for organizers.
— Christopher Hayes (@chrislhayes) February 15, 2017
Never forget who made this important victory possible – all of you. #Puzder https://t.co/XWuT2T48Gb
— Sarita Gupta (@saritasgupta) February 15, 2017
The Resistance Prevented Puzder from Becoming Labor Secretary https://t.co/KWzgPW2VWm
— The Nation (@thenation) February 15, 2017
The defeat of Puzder was only possible because of broad mobilization across interests and industries. Organizing works. #FightFor15 pic.twitter.com/xACJFE7eHD
— Fight For 15 (@fightfor15) February 16, 2017
Andy Puzder’s nomination was an insult to working families across America. Make no mistake: the #resistance won this fight.
— Rep. Barbara Lee (@RepBarbaraLee) February 15, 2017
Workers and families across the country spoke up loud and clear that they want a true champion for all workers in the Labor Department.
— Senator Patty Murray (@PattyMurray) February 15, 2017
I'm glad Puzder will withdraw. Given his relationship to his employees he wasn't fit to lead a department responsible for defending workers. https://t.co/keclfhuktH
— Bernie Sanders (@SenSanders) February 15, 2017
Collective action leads to the rejection of #AntiLaborSecretary @andypuzder's nomination as head of the Labor Dept. https://t.co/1Dqd08SfyM
— AFL-CIO (@AFLCIO) February 16, 2017
Just desserts: @USDOL nominee Andrew Puzder lands in the fryolator. Shameful treatment of workers disqualifies him to lead agency.
— Ed Markey (@SenMarkey) February 15, 2017
Elizabeth Warren says Andrew Puzder's withdrawal "is good news for hardworking Americans across the country" https://t.co/ruCNbp3E33 pic.twitter.com/Xwk6K0sNmo
— The Boston Globe (@BostonGlobe) February 15, 2017