Carl's Jr

  • Looking to Advance Your Career? Don't Flip Burgers

    By Sam Machado

    Employees in the fast-food industry can’t seem to catch a break. Many workers aren't able to earn promotions or, in some cases,  even allowed to switch to different restaurants based on special clauses in franchise agreements, fact that the New York Times sees as a possible reason for wage stagnation within the industry

  • 21 Years at Hardee’s and Nothing to Show for It

    By Michael Messina

    At Labor 411 we believe that if a person works a full time job, he or she should be able to get by in this life without extra monetary assistance. Living in poverty should not be the punishment for working a low-skills job, but soon-to-be-Labor-Secretary Andrew Puzder doesn’t seem to share that sentiment. A former employee of Puzder’s Hardee’s/Carl’s Jr. fast food chain recently wrote an op-ed piece that ran in the Chicago Tribune, and it tells a frightening tale of labor abuse and gives us a glimpse of the Puzder era to come.

  • Secretary of Labor Watch: Puzder is No Friend to his Long-Time Employees

    By Evan Henerson

    The deeper “Capital & Main” digs, the worse it looks for Secretary of Labor nominee Andrew Puzder.

  • Fast Food Wages for Federal Work?

    By Michael Messina

    With Donald Trump’s pick for labor secretary, Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s bigwig Andrew Puzder clearly taking the often-typical CEO mindset of ‘paying workers less is good,’ we can brace ourselves for changes to the world of labor that will indeed be jarring if predictions are correct. A recent report by Capital & Main looks at the world of hurt employees under federal contracts would experience if a Puzder agenda goes into effect.

  • Can They Bring Fries? Dems want Fast Food Workers at Puzder’s Confirmation Hearing

    By Evan Henerson

    Who better to evaluate a captain of industry’s ability to lead than the men and women manning the ship’s oars?