Bloomberg Law
Jan. 20, 2021, 8:12 PMUpdated: Jan. 21, 2021, 2:42 AM

Biden Fires NLRB General Counsel After He Refuses to Resign (3)

Ian Kullgren
Ian Kullgren

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 ...

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