In a strong Day One gesture showing his commitment to ensuring that workers are free to join together and exercise their power as union members, President Joe Biden fired National Labor Relations Board General Counsel Peter Robb, who spent his tenure at the NLRB pursuing an extremist agenda to dismantle workers' rights and doing corporations’ bidding. The NLRB General Counsel plays a critical role in setting the agenda for the NLRB and determining which cases it will pursue.
"Robb's firing is the critical first step toward restoring an NLRB that understands that the purpose of the National Labor Relations Act is to encourage collective bargaining and prevent the abuse of corporate power," CWA President Chris Shelton said in a statement. "Next steps include appointing a new General Counsel and NLRB members, and enacting legislation like the PRO Act to update our outdated labor laws. We are looking forward to working with President Biden as he continues to implement policies that empower and support working people."