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Chamber of Commerce labels Biden removal of NLRB general counsel 'extreme'

Added 03-01-21 05:58:02pm EST - “The U.S. Chamber of Commerce requested President Biden immediately reinstate Peter Robb, the former National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) general counsel, who he fired on Inauguration Day.?” - Thehill.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Thehill.com: “Chamber of Commerce labels Biden removal of NLRB general counsel 'extreme'”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce requested President BidenJoe BidenBiden offers support to union organizing efforts Senate Democrats nix 'Plan B' on minimum wage hike Kavanaugh dismays conservatives by dodging pro-Trump election lawsuits MORE immediately reinstate Peter Robb, the former National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) general counsel, who he fired on Inauguration Day. 

The pro-business lobbying group sent a letter to Biden on Monday criticizing him for firing Trump appointee Robb and his chief deputy counsel Alice Stock, asking that he reverse the decision, and implying that the decision was due to pressure from labor leaders.

The Chamber and other groups on the letter, including the American Trucking Associations and National Restaurant Association, called Biden’s actions “extreme” and requested that Robb be able to complete his term that expires on Nov. 16.

“The removal of an incumbent General Counsel of the NLRB is an extraordinary breach of longstanding precedent that threatens to upend the independence of that office. No president since the establishment of the independent Office of General Counsel to the NLRB in 1947 has ever removed a sitting General Counsel before the end of their term,” they wrote.

The letter argues that this action from Biden could politicize enforcement and undermine the credibility of the NLRB. The Biden administration has said that Robb was fired because he was not carrying out the objectives of the NLRB. 

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