Radical Academic David Weil Will Kill West Virginia Franchises and Jobs

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Posted by Tom Hebert on Wednesday, September 22nd, 2021, 9:48 AM PERMALINK

Reports indicate that radical left-wing academic David Weil will soon receive a Senate vote on his nomination to serve as the Department of Labor's Wage & Hour Administrator. 

Weil, who previously held the post under President Barack Obama, does not deserve a second change to further his radical agenda. Weil is a staunch opponent of business models that allow tens of millions of Americans to put food on the table, including franchises, which Weil has called a "form of outsourcing." Franchises employ 7.6 million Americans across 733,000 establishments nationwide. 

Franchises in West Virginia, represented by Sens. Joe Manchin (D) and Shelly Moore Capito (R), would be hit particularly hard if Weil makes it over the finish line.

Franchises support nearly 45,000 West Virginia jobs, with over 4,800 establishments in the state. West Virginia franchises are responsible for $1.3 billion in payroll per year, $3.4 billion in economic output, and $1.9 billion in GDP. 

Ultimately, Weil did more than enough damage to American workers during his first tour of duty as Wage and Hour administrator. No Senator should feel the need to give Weil a second chance to test out his ivory tower theories on American workers. 

Photo Credit: International Labour Organization

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