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President Joe Biden fired National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) General Counsel Peter Robb after he refused to resign, according to Bloomberg Law. “The removal of an incumbent General Counsel of the NLRB prior to the expiration of the term by a President of the United States is unprecedented,” Robb wrote to the Biden administration in a letter obtained by Bloomberg Law. Historically, NLRB general counsels have served out their entire terms, even as new administrations have taken office, and haven’t been fired, according to the National Right to Work Foundation.
President Joe Biden took the unprecedented step of firing National Labor Relations Board General Counsel Peter Robb after he refused to resign Wednesday.
President Joe Biden reportedly asked National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) General Counsel Peter Robb to resign by 5 p.m. Wednesday, just hours after the president was sworn into office, according to Bloomberg Law. Robb then sent a scathing letter to White House Director of Personnel Cathy Russell refusing to submit a letter of resignation before he was fired Wednesday night.
“The removal of an incumbent General Counsel of the NLRB prior to the expiration of the term by a President of the United States is unprecedented since the nascence of the National Labor Relation Act (NLRA) and the NLRB,” Robb wrote, according to the letter obtained by Bloomberg Law.
Robb added that a key component of the 1947 NLRA was to create an “independent” general counsel. The NLRB general counsel is appointed by the president, serves four-year terms and is responsible for investigating and prosecuting unfair labor practices.
“The removal of a General Counsel would set an unfortunate precedent for the labor relations of this country,” Robb said. (RELATED: Here Are The Pro-Union Labor Laws Joe Biden Has Promised To Pass As President)
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