House Republicans Seek White House Documents on ‘Unprecedented’ Firings of NLRB Lawyers
Four House Republicans want to see all official documents from President Joe Biden’s White House and one of his Cabinet-level transition teams related to the firing of the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) two top lawyers.
iden fired NLRB general counsel Peter Robb near the end of the president’s first day in the Oval Office, then fired Robb’s acting successor, deputy general counsel Alice Stock.
The general counsel has a central role in managing cases the NLRB accepts and how it decides them. The position requires Senate confirmation for a four-year term; Robb’s term would have concluded in November.
The NRLB was created by the 1935 Wagner Act, with regulatory authority over the implementation and interpretation of federal labor laws and regulations, a power that makes it critically important to labor unions and corporate managers. The general counsel position was created by the National Labor Relations Act of 1947.
In a letter made public on Feb. 3 to White House Counsel to President Dana Remus; Rep. James Comer (R-Ky.), the ranking minority member of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform; and Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-N.C.), the ranking minority member of the House Education and Labor Committee called Biden’s actions “unprecedented” and a “disturbing precedent” for labor-managem….