Appeals Court Upholds Biden’s Firing Of Trump-Era Union-Busting NLRB Lawyer

Biden’s firing of one of the most anti-union NLRB lawyers in recent memory was completely legal according a federal appeals court.

Reuters reports:

“President Joe Biden’s firing of Peter Robb, the Trump-era general counsel of the National Labor Relations Board, was legal, a U.S. appeals court said on Friday, rejecting claims that actions subsequently taken by the board were invalid.

A unanimous three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said federal labor law only shields the five members of the board from being removed at will and not the general counsel, who acts as a prosecutor.

Nursing home operator Aakash Inc had argued that Biden could not remove Robb without cause and that the general counsel’s office lost the power to pursue a case against the company when Robb was illegally fired in 2021.

The 5th Circuit, the only other appeals court to consider the issue, rejected similar claims last April.

The 9th Circuit decision upheld a board ruling that said Aakash violated federal labor law when it refused to bargain with a unit of nurses.”

For the rest of the story, visit Reuters here.

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