Amid a flurry of first-day orders and actions, President Joe Biden’s administration showed the door to a top-ranking lawyer at a labor agency meant to guard against unfair labor practices for private-sector workers.
The administration allegedly fired the National Labor Relations Board’s general counsel, Peter Robb, reportedly after he refused to resign according to Bloomberg Law.
But why would one lawyer’s presence matter so much at a time
when Biden is facing a surging COVID-19 pandemic, a mass vaccination effort, stiff
economic headwinds and the aftermath of a siege on the U.S. Capitol?
The answer, observers say, lies in the power of the general counsel role and Biden’s…