Alexander: New General Counsel Has Opportunity to Help Restore Labor Board to Neutral Umpire

Posted on November 8, 2017

WASHINGTON, November 8, 2017 — Senate labor committee Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) today released the following statement on his vote to confirm Peter Robb to serve as General Counsel for the National Labor Relations Board:

“As General Counsel of the National Labor Relations Board, Peter Robb will have an opportunity to help restore the labor board to the role of a neutral umpire in labor disputes after years of the board acting more like an advocate for organized labor under the previous administration. Mr. Robb will have the important role of protecting workers’ rights and assisting employers if some of their employees want to form a union. I’m hopeful that he will help bring stability to our nation’s workplaces.”

The Senate’s labor committee held a confirmation hearing for Mr. Robb on October 4.