Biden Fires NLRB General Counsel After He Refuses to Resign

Biden Fires NLRB General Counsel After He Refuses to Resign

 

National Labor Relations Board General Counsel Peter Robb testifies before a House panel in March.

 

January 20, 2021

 

President Joe Biden fired Peter Robb, the Trump-appointed general counsel for the National Labor Relations Board, after Robb refused a request from the new administration to resign.

The White House notified Robb of his dismissal by letter—sent minutes after Biden was sworn in Wednesday—which specified he had until 5 p.m. to voluntarily resign or be fired, two people with knowledge of the correspondence said.

In a rebuke to the new chief executive, Robb said in a letter he wouldn’t voluntarily resign and that his removal would “permanently undermine” the work of the independent agency. A White House spokesperson Wednesday confirmed that Robb refused to resign and was fired.

“I respectfully decline to resign from my Senate-confirmed four-year term appointment as General Counsel of the NLRB less than 10 months before the expiration of my term,” the labor board’s top lawyer wrote.

 

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