The AFL-CIO, to which the SIU is affiliated, issued the following news item on Jan. 20:
Robb Removal First Step Toward Giving Workers a Fair Shot
Statement from AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka on the removal of National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) General Counsel Peter Robb:
In his first hours in office, President Joe Biden has taken immediate action to secure the rights and protect the well-being of America’s working families by removing Peter Robb as NLRB general counsel. A union-busting lawyer by trade, Robb mounted an unrelenting attack for more than three years on workers’ right to organize and engage in collective bargaining. His actions sought to stymie the tens of millions of workers who say they would vote to join a union today and violated the stated purpose of the National Labor Relations Act—to encourage collective bargaining. Robb’s removal is the first step toward giving workers a fair shot again, and we look forward to building on this victory by securing a worker-friendly NLRB and passing the PRO Act so all working people have the freedom to form a union.