As we know, President-elect Donald Trump has announced that he will nominate Andy Puzder, CEO of CKE Restaurants, the parent company of Hardee’s and Carl’s Jr. as his Secretary of Labor and the International Franchise Association (IFA) has undertaken an effort to help him win confirmation.  Puzder is a member of the IFA Board of Directors and has been widely recognized by the restaurant and franchising industries.  The IFA has established a specific website within its Franchise Action Network (FAN) apparatus which allows individuals to endorse Puzder’s pending nomination and send letters of endorsement directly to the United States Senate.  The position of Secretary of Labor is a cabinet-level appointment and as such is subject to the consent of the US Senate.