Emory Corporate Governance and Accountability Review

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The Workers' President


Given Trump's appointment of Puzder, and the numerous violations that Trump's and Puzder's businesses have in the past been assessed by OSHA, it is unlikely that a Trump administration will continue the pro-worker, pro-safety agenda initiated by the Obama administration. Instead, the advances in worker safety that cannot be undone by the Congressional Review Act (CRA) will be effectively undone by a weakened enforcement OSHA regime in an already under resourced OSHA. It seems apparent that American workers will be in a crisis under the Trump administration despite his campaign promises otherwise. However, crisis creates opportunity. Workers and their advocates must use the impending crisis to hold Trump's feet to the fire and demand nothing less than the great jobs that he promised while posing as the Workers' President.