President Joe Biden fired the National Labor Relations Board's Republican general, Peter Robb, on Wednesday after he refused to resign.
Separately, President Biden appointed NLRB board member Democrat Lauren McFerran as chairman.
Mr. Robb's four-year term would expire in November 2021. The post of Director General plays a key role in the policy pursued by the Authority.
In a letter addressed to Cathy Russell, head of the Office of the Presidential Staff on the Wednesday before his Robb, said that his dismissal would be "unparalleled" and "create an unfortunate precedent for the workers' situations in this country which will permanently undermine the structure and thus the proper functioning "of the NLRB and the National Labor Relations Act. [1
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Rep. Virginia Foxx, RN.C., Republican leader of the Education and Labor Committee, said in a statement: "President Biden's constant demands for unity and civil dialogue after taking his oath have already proved to be empty ambitions.
“The Biden administration seems to reward its friends in the Big Labor on the first day by this inappropriate demand that the NLRB General Councilor Peter Robb resign immediately or be forcibly removed.
But Chris Shelton, president of Washington, DC-based communications. Workers in America, said in a statement that by firing Mr. Robb, President Biden "clearly demonstrated his commitment to ensuring that workers are free to build power and exercise their rights under the National Labor Relations Act.
" Robb is a professional unionist buster who spent his time at the NLRB and pressed his extreme anti-worker agenda instead of fulfilling the purpose of the National Labor Relations Act.
The NLRB now has three Republican members, with Mrs McFerran as the sole Democrat and a fifth seat open. McFerran's term expires in December 2014.
Experts have said that it may be some time before President Biden can fully begin with any plans related to employment law, given that the structure of the US Gender Equality Commission as well as the NLRB has a majority of Republican members. currently.